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.


Police visit ‘Saturday Night Live’ star after Instagram post

Updated 16 December 2018
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Police visit ‘Saturday Night Live’ star after Instagram post

  • Earlier this month, the comedian wrote on Instagram that he has spoken about borderline personality disorder from which he says he suffers
  • A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande’s ex-fiance on Saturday

NEW YORK: New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote “I don’t want to be on this earth anymore” on Instagram. And they visited the “Saturday Night Live” star to make sure he was OK.
A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande’s ex-fiance on Saturday. But his Instagram posting was deleted and NBC did not cancel its live show.
What alarmed Davidson’s fans and authorities was the tone of the entertainer’s post: “I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last. All I’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.” He added a heart emoji.
Social media erupted with words of love for the 25-year-old comedian and native New Yorker who first appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in 2014. And his name is trending on Twitter.
One admirer tweeted “hang in there. There is a lot of help out here. Surrender to some love ... I’m praying for you Pete. I’ve been there. It gets better.”
Earlier this month, Davidson wrote on Instagram that he has spoken about borderline personality disorder from which he says he suffers, “and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth.
“No matter how hard the Internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this.”
Davidson and Grande were engaged in June, but broke up earlier this fall.
In November, Davidson apologized for mocking the appearance of a veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan.
He said Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw, now a congressman-elect from Texas, “deserves all the respect in the world.”
On SNL’s “Weekend Update” segment , Davidson was joined by Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL.
Davidson had mocked Crenshaw a week earlier, saying viewers might be surprised he’s “not a hit man in a porno movie.”
Crenshaw, a Republican who won a House seat in the 2018 midterm elections, took some joking shots at Davidson. And when his cellphone rang, the tone was “Breathin” by Grande.
Crenshaw got serious at the end, encouraging civilians and veterans to connect and paying tribute to heroes like Davidson’s father, a firefighter who died in the 9/11 terror attacks.