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Verstappen on pole in Australia as Mercedes bounce back

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1680333076314146300 Sat, 2023-04-01 07:09 MELBOURNE: Double world champion Max Verstappen claimed pole on Saturday for the Australian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes’ George Russell, but his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez had a torrid time and will start last. In overcast and cool conditions, Lewis Hamilton in the other […]

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Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar discusses the new record from his project Interbellum 

Author:  article author:  Adam Grundey Fri, 2023-03-31 10:00 DUBAI: Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar was in Berlin writing songs for the third album from his project Interbellum (Mattar and a revolving lineup of his peers from Beirut’s music scene) — “Our House Is Very Beautiful At Night” — when his hometown of Beirut was rocked by […]

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Curry scores 39 to lead Warriors rally over Pelicans

Author:  article author:  AFP Wed, 2023-03-29 09:46 LOS ANGELES: Golden State erased a 20-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 120-109 on Tuesday, with Stephen Curry scoring 39 points as the Warriors edged ahead of Minnesota into sixth place in the Western Conference. Curry drained five of his eight three-pointers in the second half […]

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Sudan’s speciality ‘bittersweet’ Ramadan drink

As generations of Sudanese have done before her, Wissal Abdel Ghany crouched next to a fire to prepare a traditional drink, a thirst-quenching favourite enjoyed during the fasting month of Ramadan. In Sudan, the arduously made “helo-murr”, which means “bittersweet”, is a drink synonymous with the Islamic holy month. It can be found on almost […]