Sting’s children not to inherit fortune

Updated 02 July 2014

Sting’s children not to inherit fortune

LONDON: Pop icon Sting says his children won’t be getting trust funds from his vast fortune, assuming there’s any money left in it.
The 16-time Grammy Award winner and former frontman of The Police, told The Mail on Sunday that the vast wealth would be “albatrosses” around the necks of his six children.
The singer-songwriter who grew up in a shipbuilding community in northeast England says he told the kids, “there won’t be much money left because we are spending it!“
“People make assumptions, that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but they have not been given a lot,” he was quoted as saying.
Sting’s wealth was estimated at 180 million pounds ($306 million) by the Sunday Times Rich List.


Fans praise Syrian vlogger as he cooks kabsa for Taal victims in the Philippines

Updated 19 January 2020

Fans praise Syrian vlogger as he cooks kabsa for Taal victims in the Philippines

  • He drove around the province to give away packed meals, including a 1000 chicken wings and Arabic dish kabsa
  • Around 80,000 people have been displaced since the eruption covered nearby towns with thick charcoal-like ash

DUBAI: A Syrian vlogger has visited communities in the Philippines who were affected by the recent volcanic eruption, giving out care packages and packed meals.

Philippines-based Basel Manadil, also known online as the “The Hungry Syrian Wanderer,” posted a video on YouTube of his recent trip to rescue centers around Taal Volcano, which erupted last week.

“When I first saw the news about Taal eruption, I immediately thought of the people who will be affected and will be needing immediate help,” the social media personality said on his YouTube account that has over 1.5 million subscribers.

Manadil, who has been living the Philippines for more than five years, distributed boxes of donations that included medical supplies.

Watch the vlog here:

He drove around the province to give away packed meals, including a 1000 chicken wings and Arabic dish kabsa, which he said he prepared for more than 10 hours.

“I never cooked before I left Syria, so my mom would be so proud once she sees this,” Manadil wrote on Facebook.

The Philippines remained on high alert days after the devastating eruption of the Taal Volcano, a famous tourist spot just 50 kilometers north of the capital Manila.

Around 80,000 people have been displaced since the eruption covered nearby towns with thick charcoal-like ash.