Ancient ritual of bullfight still popular in Oman

Two men are walking with a bull on the beach in Sohar, Oman, 2016. (Shutterstock)
Updated 10 April 2018
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Ancient ritual of bullfight still popular in Oman

Thousands of Omanis are heading to traditional grounds this week to watch bullfighting tournaments, Times of Oman reported.
The popular tradition can draw crowds of over 2,000, the report said. Organizers of bullfights say that tournaments take place in many areas across Oman including Sohar, Al-Mussanah and Suwaiq.
The bulls originally come from Salalah and other more agriculture-friendly areas, but these days, there are bull markets in Sohar, Barka in Oman and Fujairah and Dubai in the UAE the report said, where owners purchase these fighters.
 


Paramount announces Elton John biopic

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Paramount announces Elton John biopic

NEW YORK: Paramount has agreed to fund and distribute “Rocketman,” a biopic about British entertainer Elton John, a spokesman for the US studio said on Thursday.
The film will star Taron Egerton (“Kingsman,” “Eddie the Eagle“), who will sing the songs featured in the film, the spokesman said.
And it will be directed by Dexter Fletcher, who also helmed a biopic about another British singer — Freddie Mercury of the group Queen.
Filming is scheduled to begin this summer.
John, who in the 1980s became one of the first openly gay major celebrities, has announced that he plans to “go out with a bang” with a massive final global tour that will open on September 8 and last through 2021.