THE World Cup final between France and Croatia was suspended after protesters stormed on to the pitch. Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the World Cup invasion, but who are they and what were they protesting about? Here's the lowdown. Who are Pussy Riot? Pussy Riot is a Russian political punk group who has a rotating cast of musicians and artists. Staunch activists, members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, served 21-month jail terms following an anti-Putin performance at the altar of Moscow's largest cathedral in 2012. Alyokhina was also detained in August 2017 in the Siberian city of Yakutsk after protesting with another Pussy Riot member against the imprisonment of Ukranian film-maker Oleg Sentsov. The band staged another demonstration against Sentsov’s imprisonment by storming Trump Tower in New York in October 2018. They have also slammed the US president in their songs Make America Great Again and Police State. The family of Pussy Riot member Pyotr … [Read more...] about Who are Pussy Riot, were they responsible for the World Cup final 2018 pitch invasion and what were they protesting?
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0 Have your say A joint British bid to host the World Cup in 2030 is under discussion, with the Scottish FA understood to be involved in the talks. The English FA has already confirmed it is looking to secure the tournament and British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her support.The Welsh say they believe a joint proposal would stand the best chance of success and Uefa has gone on record to say “it would support a pan- British bid for 2030”.A feasibility study will now be carried out.Jonathan Ford, the FA of Wales chief executive, told BBC Wales: “This is something that has come up in conversation and it is something we are looking into. It’s no more than that and there’s going to be no news until at least midway through 2019.“But there is going to be a little bit of a feasibility study to see whether or not a UK-wide bid, a home nations bid or similar, would be a powerful, strong bid.“Personally, I think … [Read more...] about Scotland in talks over joint British bid for 2030 World Cup
Hamza Hendawi and Samy Magdy, Associated Press Updated 8:06 am CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari scored his side' second goal during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Emboldened by his global star power, Salah has said out loud what many of his Egyptian teammates have been saying in private for weeks: Failure by the national federation to enforce discipline and stop meddling by sponsors was mostly to blame for the Pharaohs' miserable World Cup run in Russia. less FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia's Salem Aldawsari scored his side' second goal during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 ... more Photo: Andrew Medichini, AP FILE - In this … [Read more...] about Salah takes on Egyptian federation over World Cup debacle
By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish brewer Carlsberg <CARLb.CO> raised its full year profit outlook on Thursday after second-quarter sales beat forecasts on growing demand for its expensive beers in China and strong sales in Russia during the World Cup. Carlsberg, the world's third-largest brewer behind Anheuser Busch InBev <ABI.BR> and Heineken <HEIN.AS>, turned more positive on its 2018 outlook after a successful strategy to focus more on premium beers, especially in China, in the first half of the year. The company now expects operating profit to grow by high-single-digits in percentage terms this year. It had previously forecast growth in mid-single-digits. Shares in Carlsberg were trading around 4 percent higher, outperforming a 1.2 percent rise in Denmark's benchmark index <.OMXC25CAP>. "There's more than good weather to these results. What lifts the earnings is that they've sold more expensive beers. They have really good growth in … [Read more...] about Carlsberg sales boosted by World Cup, raises 2018 outlook
Aug 14, 7:16 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Pradhan Muthanna 06/24/18 AT 5:05 AM Tempers flared after Germany secured a last gasp 2-1 win over Sweden to keep their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup alive Saturday.Sweden seemed to have dented Germany’s chances of progressing to the next phase of the tournament in Russia after going into half-time with a 1-0 lead. It could have been more if not for a poor decision from the referee after a clear foul in the box on striker Marcus Berg, and the intervention of Manuel Neuer, who deflected a goal bound header wide in the final minutes of the first-half.Germany hit back immediately after the break with Marco Reus leveling the score and despite conjuring a number of attempts to take a lead in regular time it required a moment of magic from Toni Kross in the fifth minute of added time to secure the win that keeps them in the hunt … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Sweden Coach Angered By Germany’s Reaction After Late Win