Cristiano Ronaldo's photo with Dubai Crown Prince takes social media by storm 

Sheikh Hamdan and Ronaldo both posted images of their meet-up in Dubai. (Instagram)
Updated 02 January 2019
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Cristiano Ronaldo's photo with Dubai Crown Prince takes social media by storm 

DUBAI: A photograph of Cristiano Ronaldo spending time with Dubai's crown prince, Sheikh Hamdan kicked off a social media storm on Wednesday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Great time together @faz3 ! #mydubai

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

The pair were seen enjoying each other’s company in a picture posted on both their Instagram accounts on Wednesday. 

Sheikh Hamdan, known as @Faz3 on Instagram, posted the photo with a caption: “A great player and a greater friend @cristiano.” 

Ronaldo, who is currently on a high-profile visit to Dubai where he spent New Year’s Eve, posted a slightly different photo with the crown prince giving a thumbs-up. 

The Juventus football star also shared his own feelings about the photo, saying: “Great time with @Faz3."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A great player and a greater friend @cristiano

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Ronaldo was spotted touring around Dubai with his family, partner Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Junior. He is in the UAE for the Globe Soccer Awards at Madinat Jumeirah.

The Portuguese forward has been sharing endless pictures abroad a luxury boat and live-streaming his helicopter ride around the city. 

He also welcomed the New Year watching Dubai's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks.


What We Are Reading Today: Infinite Powers by Steven H. Strogatz

Updated 19 June 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Infinite Powers by Steven H. Strogatz

  • It harnesses an unreal number — infinity — to tackle real‑world problems

Without calculus, we would not have cellphones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We would not have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket. 

Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it is about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number — infinity — to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. 

Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus), says a review published on goodreads.com.

Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: How to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes “backward” sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets and how to ensure your rocket does not miss the moon.