Saturday, 17 February, 2018


Saudi stadiums open to women for first time

Female Saudi supporters of Al Ahli queue at an entrance for families and women at the King Abdullah Sports City Female Saudi supporters of Al Ahli queue at an entrance for families and women at the King Abdullah Sports City
Bennie Garza | 13 January, 2018, 08:23

The decree opened the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, King Abdullah Sport City stadium in Jeddah, and Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd stadium in Dammam to women and families.

This set-up of the harsh gender isolation was declared in October 2017, as a part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's pushy reforms to revise Saudi society and make better the economy.

"Family sections" also allowed married couples, direct relatives and groups of friends to sit together. "Some thought it wouldn't be very safe or organised", said Swick, who attended the game with her Saudi husband and son, and her American mother.

Lamya Khaled Nasser, a 32-year-old from Jeddah, told Agence France-Press she was proud and looking forward to the match.

Previously women could watch matches on television only.

The decision to allow women to attend a mixed public sporting event is one of many changes the country has undergone in recent months, hailed as proof of a new progressive trend in the deeply conservative Muslim Kingdom.

There are, however, several things that Saudi women still can not do without the permission of the men in their lives - including applying for passports, travelling overseas, getting married, opening a bank account, starting particular businesses, getting elective surgery, or leaving prison.

Recommended

...
  • RB Guice opts for NFL Draft over staying in school

    Guice set the single-season school record for rushing yards in a 285-yard effort against Texas A&M in the 2016 season finale. Taking over midseason for the injured Leonard Founette, Guice led the SEC in rushing yards (1,387) and yards per carry (7.6).

    Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry

    The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.
  • After Agnyaathavaasi, eyes set on Jai Simha's release

    After Agnyaathavaasi, eyes set on Jai Simha's release

    First half of the film is packet with complete action scenes and the 2 part of the film is filled with complete sentiment scenes. Prakash Raj was brief as Nayanatara Father.Brahamanandam and others comedy reminds one of 90's family drama's outdated comedy.

    Hot Tickers: The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG), PG&E Corporation (PCG)

    Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. purchased a new position in Interpublic Group of Companies in the second quarter worth $205,000. In related news, Director H John Greeniaus sold 43,479 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th.
    Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa defends Jalen Hurts in wake of fan hate

    Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa defends Jalen Hurts in wake of fan hate

    In beating Georgia, which was on the brink of its first national title since 1980, Alabama unveiled its next crop of stars. Then, during the game itself, Kiffin got on Twitter and criticized Saban's play-calling . "No disrespect to Jalen, but".
  • How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.
    Trump signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans

    Trump signs executive order to improve mental health resources for Veterans

    Trump takes a statin to control cholesterol, baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks and Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness. After a physical during the 2016 campaign, a statement from his doctor said the 6-foot-3 NY businessman weighed 236 pounds.
    McAuliffe says he'd punch Trump if he 'got in my space'

    McAuliffe says he'd punch Trump if he 'got in my space'

    McAuliffe leaves office on Saturday and says he is "taking nothing off the table" when it comes to a possible presidential bid in 2020.
  • Singapore Airlines says options open on Air India disinvestment

    Singapore Airlines says options open on Air India disinvestment

    OK. "Substantial ownership and effective control of Air India shall continue to be vested in Indian national", the release said. On whether it would be interested in Air India disinvestment, Emirates said it has no plans to buy or acquire any airline.
    Authorities arrest suspect in death of Penn student

    Authorities arrest suspect in death of Penn student

    Witnesses told authorities that Bernstein had met a friend and the two drove to the park, where Bernstein got out of the auto . Woodward's hands were scratched and had dirt on them one of the times he was interviewed by detectives, the document says.

    Glowing Stock's Review: Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG)

    The stock has a market capitalization of $1,580.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.05, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.87. ValuEngine downgraded Golar LNG Partners from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini Everything You Wanted to Know About Super Nintendo Classic Mini In the autumn of 2016, the news about the re-release of the 8-bit NES console resounded in the world of the gaming industry. The console can be placed in the palm of your hand, which is very convenient for its storing and carrying around.

Supreme Court will look at Texas gerrymandering case, Internet sales tax Supreme Court will look at Texas gerrymandering case, Internet sales tax Kristi Noem (R., S.D.) "If the Supreme Court rules in South Dakota's favor, it could become a marketplace free-for-all". Instead, Texas asked the Supreme Court to put the rulings on hold until justices could review the ruling's merits.

Zidane: I won't be at Real forever Zidane: I won't be at Real forever After an ineffectual start to the season, Karim Benzema now finds himself sidelined with an injury of his own. They also have a Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain to prepare for in February.

CES 2018: Google's Smart Display makes the Assistant smart CES 2018: Google's Smart Display makes the Assistant smart To be available from Q2 this year, the 10-inch Smart Display will retail for $249.99, while the 8-inch model will go for $199.99. As of now, the Google smart displays aren't able to browse the Web or have applications installed on them like a tablet would.

Carrie Underwood Debuts 'The Champion,' Featuring Ludacris Carrie Underwood Debuts 'The Champion,' Featuring Ludacris The song will also be featured throughout NBC's coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It turns out Carrie specifically asked for Ludacris to join her on the track.

Philly Immigration Advocates React To Federal Court Ruling Blocking End OF DACA Philly Immigration Advocates React To Federal Court Ruling Blocking End OF DACA Judge Alsup also cited several of Trump's Twitter posts that expressed support for the program, according to the Times . Without the President's buy-in, the work of the group can't reach the Senate floor, Republican leadership said.

Meghan Markle's Family Drama Escalates Just in Time for the Royal Wedding Meghan Markle's Family Drama Escalates Just in Time for the Royal Wedding The Duke of Cambridge broke with royal protocol and made Harry his best man for his wedding in 2011, The Express reported. Taking to Twitter, Samantha wrote: 'Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Position Boosted by Private Capital Advisors Inc BidaskClub upgraded Alibaba Group from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. While taking a look at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA ) .

Levack's Locks For The NFL Divisional round Levack's Locks For The NFL Divisional round Against a unit that can move the ball I think they'll have to play ideal on offense - and I don't think they have that ceiling. The Wentz-less Birds will have a tough task this Saturday, as the Falcons are one of the hottest teams around the league.

Bill Cosby: "Don't put me on #MeToo" According to the Associated Press , some legal experts expect the #MeToo movement to trickle into Cosby's case when it is retried. Cosby told reporters at the dinner he and his team were "ready" for the retrial scheduled to take place in April.

BBC women 'close to walking out' over Humphrys' pay gap remarks BBC women 'close to walking out' over Humphrys' pay gap remarks The presenter is then reported to have uttered a profanity and said that he was "still left with more [pay] than anybody else". John Humphrys has been criticised after he was recorded making light of a gender pay gap row that has engulfed the BBC.

Governor Cooper urges Trump Administration to exempt NC from offshore drilling plan Governor Cooper urges Trump Administration to exempt NC from offshore drilling plan Adam Schiff, D-Calif., asked whether there are different rules for blue states like California. Read my full statement on taking #Florida off the table for offshore oil and gas.

Rory McIlroy discloses heart ailment in interview Rory McIlroy discloses heart ailment in interview Rory McIlroy says he has a heart ailment that will have to be monitored regularly but is not expected to affect his play. He says he'll get an electrocardiogram every six months and an MRI once per year.

House votes to reauthorize controversial FISA House votes to reauthorize controversial FISA Trump's tweet mentioned an "unmasking process". "He does have some overall concern with the FISA program generally". More Democrats in the House crossed over to pass the bill than Republicans who crossed over to oppose it, 65/45.

A Groundbreaking Football News: How do Footballers And Dementia Relate? Finally, I think we can hope that the experts would look into the matter in a cautious way in the near future. As per Shearer’s words ‘At least now people have started to look for answers’.