Vodafone offers Egyptian callers 11 free minutes for every goal scored by Mo Salah

Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah gestures after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Watford. (AFP)
Updated 22 March 2018
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Vodafone offers Egyptian callers 11 free minutes for every goal scored by Mo Salah

LONDON: Telecommunication giants Vodafone have jumped on the Mohamed Salah bandwagon after the Egyptian striker became the Premier League’s top scorer by offering its 43 million subscribers in Egypt with 11 free minutes every time he scores a goal.
UK tabloid Daily Mirror estimates that the telecom firm will lose $140 million each time Salah scores a goal.
The sponsorship deal with Liverpool Football club was signed two weeks ago, and it became effective on March 20th, and is due to continue for the rest of the season.
This means that the telecom company is in for a surprisingly expensive bill, especially as Mo Salah’s performances have been impeccable from the start of the season and he is already a top scorer with 28 league goals to his name, closely followed by Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane who has scored 24 goals.
Salah notched his 36th goal in all competitions this year with a four-goal haul against Watford last weekend.


Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

Updated 19 April 2018
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Images of a father carrying his disabled son during graduation in Yemen tugs at the heart strings

  • Yemeni journalist and photographer Farouk Muqbel took footage of an elderly father in Sanaa

In video footage that will pull at the heart strings of even the most hardened, a proud father can be seen giving his disabled son a piggyback during his graduation ceremony in Yemen.  

The inspiring moment of the elderly man and his son was captured by Yemeni photojournalist Farouk Muqbel, who was filming the graduation ceremony of the Al-Noor Center for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Blind in Sanaa on Wednesday.

The father’s pride can be clearly seen as he carried his son who was graduating from secondary school.

The Al-Noor center was founded in 1967 and serves over 200 students, mostly children, who have visual disabilities.

The center’s manager told Human Rights Watch in 2016 that when the conflict started on March 26, 2015, the Houthis militia set up an office on the ground floor of the kindergarten building and placed guards at the compound’s entrance.