La Liga’s Levante announce shirt sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia firm Jawwy

Levante have announced a shirt sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabian firm Jawwy until the end of the season. (Photo: LevanteUD.com)
Updated 21 February 2018
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La Liga’s Levante announce shirt sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia firm Jawwy

VALENCIA: La Liga side Levante have announced a sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabian mobile and telecommunications operator Jawwy.
Under the terms of the deal, the Saudi firm will serve as a shirt sponsor of the Spanish team until the end of the current 2017/18 season. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The news comes after Levante signed Saudi Arabian player Fahad Al-Muwallad on loan from Saudi Professional League side Al-Ittihad.
Several Saudi Arabia internationals have joined La Liga clubs as part of a strategic partnership between the league and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia (GSA), which was agreed in October to give World Cup-bound Saudi players game time and experience in Europe ahead of the tournament.


The agreement also includes branding opportunities, an academy partnership and a talent ID scouting initiative for young soccer players in the Asian country.
Levante are currently fourth from bottom in the La Liga table, after winning just three of their 24 games so far this season.
Al-Muwallad is also yet to make an appearance for the Valencia-based side.


Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Austin

Updated 13 December 2018
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Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Austin

  • Apple Inc. said it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas
  • Apple will also set up sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California

NEW YORK: Apple Inc. said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house as many as 15,000 workers, amid a broader push by many US companies to create more jobs at home.
The iPhone maker had announced at the start of the year it would invest $30 billion in the United States, taking advantage of a tax windfall stemming from US President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax reforms.
The 133-acre campus in Austin will employ workers across various functions including engineering, R&D, operations and finance. The city is already home to the second largest number of Apple employees outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Apple will also set up sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California and hire over 1,000 employees each in these locations, while also expanding operations in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years.
Many American multinationals have been facing political pressure to ramp up investments at home as part of Trump’s “America First” policies, which have left the United States embroiled in a bitter trade war with China. The president has also warned of tariffs on iPhones and other Apple products imported from China.
Apple’s technology rival Amazon.com Inc. last month ended a months-long search for its second headquarters, picking New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. for massive new offices, with plans to create thousands of jobs.
The new Austin campus will be located less than a mile away from Apple’s existing facilities, and will first house 5,000 new employees with the capacity to expand to 15,000.
The company, which last year moved into its sleek “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, said jobs at the new Austin center would include engineering, research and development, finance and sales functions.