Saudi falconry festival launches photo competition

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A visitor holds a falcon at the first Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 5, 2018. (REUTERS)
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An Emirati falconer releases a falcon while on a hunting trip by Al-Marzoom Hunting Association at Al-Marzoom Falconry Reserve, about 100 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi, on December 8, 2018. (AFP)
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A hunting Golden eagle is seen during a celebration by Egyptian clubs and austringers on World Falconry Day at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018. (REUTERS)
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Yasser al-Khawanky feeds his hunting Golden eagle during a celebration by Egyptian clubs and austringers on World Falconry Day at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018. (REUTERS)
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An exhibitor holds a falcon during the first Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition in the capital Riyadh on December 7, 2018. (AFP)
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Updated 19 January 2019
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Saudi falconry festival launches photo competition

  • The photo competition will offer a first prize of SR50,000 to the winner, with SR30,000 and SR20,000 for second and third places respectively

JEDDAH: A photographic competition with a prize pot of SR100,000 ($27,000) has been launched as part of a major falconry event.
Amateur and professional photographers are eligible to enter the contest at the King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival, which runs from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 in the town of Malham, near Riyadh.
The photo competition will offer a first prize of SR50,000 to the winner, with SR30,000 and SR20,000 for second and third places respectively.
Photographers wishing to take part should email one photo only to [email protected] Competition terms and conditions can be viewed by visiting www.saudifalconsclub.org.sa


Rumors that Saudi crown prince was buying Manchester United ‘completely false’ govt minister says

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Rumors that Saudi crown prince was buying Manchester United ‘completely false’ govt minister says

  • Rumors claiming the  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wanted to buy UK football club Manchester United are “completely false”
  • The rumors that emerged in UK media reported that the crown prince tabled a $4.9 billion bid for the 13-time premier league winning team

DUBAI: Rumors claiming the  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman wanted to buy UK football club Manchester United are “completely false,” Saudi Arabia’s Minster of Media Turki Al-Shabanah said in a Tweet on Sunday.

“Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman intends on buying @ManUtd are completely false. Manchester United held a meeting with @PIFSaudi to discuss sponsorship opportunity . No deal has been materialized.,” Al-Shabanah’s tweet read.

The rumors that emerged in UK media reported that the crown prince tabled a $4.9 billion bid for the 13-time premier league winning team.