Rihanna enjoys Italy holiday with Saudi boyfriend and family

Rihanna is the world’s richest female musician and owner of Fenty Beauty. (File/AFP)
Updated 08 June 2019

Rihanna enjoys Italy holiday with Saudi boyfriend and family

LONDON: Rihanna, the world’s richest female musician and owner of Fenty Beauty, was spotted holidaying with her rumored boyfriend Hassan Jameel, 30, and his family in Italy on Wednesday.
The couple went for a boat ride and enjoyed lunch at the Lo Scoglio restaurant in the town of Nerano on the Amalfi Coast. They were first linked in 2017, and have kept their relationship very low-profile.
The “Umbrella” star donned a white off the shoulder mini-dress with a frilled top and bottom, and the couple seemed relaxed and happy as they cosied up to each other.
Saudi billionaire Jameel is the Deputy President and Vice Chairman of his family’s Abdul Latif Jameel Company. His family is one of the richest in the Arab world.


US sprinter beats Usain Bolt’s 200m world record - but only runs 185m

Updated 10 July 2020

US sprinter beats Usain Bolt’s 200m world record - but only runs 185m

  • Lyles was racing alone against competitors simultaneously sprinting on tracks in Europe.

LONDON: For a few fleeting minutes, US sprinter Noah Lyles thought he had broken the long-standing 200 meter world record at the Inspiration Games on Thursday.

Lyles, 22, is the 200m world champion and his time of 18.90 seconds would have smashed the 19.19 mark set by Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt in 2009.

But the headline time will not go into the history books after it was revealed he only ran 185 meters due to a blunder by the event organizers putting the starting line in the wrong place.

Lyles was racing alone against competitors simultaneously sprinting on tracks in Europe.

His staggering time was immediately challenged by commentators watching the event.

“You can’t be playing with my emotions like this....Got me in the wrong lane smh,” he tweeted. He later tweeted again to correct himself, saying he had in fact started on the wrong line. 

The farcical ending to one of the headline races in the event will be an embarrassment for the organizers who were banking on showing the world that technology can make a major international athletics event possible despite the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.