Wiz Khalifa cited for relieving in public

Updated 11 October 2015

Wiz Khalifa cited for relieving in public

PITTSBURGH: Pittsburgh police say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been cited for urinating in public.
City public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler says it happened at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday behind a bar called The Flats on Pittsburgh’s South Side.
Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is a graduate of Pittsburgh’s Allderdice High School and keeps a home in suburban Canonsburg. He was in town to perform during Pitt’s Midnight Madness basketball season kickoff Friday night.
Representatives for Khalifa, who is known for hits such as “Black and Yellow” and “See You Again,” did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages late Saturday from The Associated Press seeking comment on the citation, which is basically a ticket.


TWITTER POLL: More than three-quarters say no to failing Turkish lira

Updated 22 September 2020

TWITTER POLL: More than three-quarters say no to failing Turkish lira

  • Lira has lost half its value since 2017
  • Poll finds more than 80% would not invest in falling currency

DUBAI: The Turkish lira has plummeted 22 percent this year, but an Arab News Twitter poll found that most people still don’t have the confidence to invest in the tumbling currency.

About 18 percent of the 1,438 respondents said that a weak lira was worth investing in, while nearly 82 percent said the risk was too great.

Traders will buy currency when it is weak, but tend to only do so if there is confidence that it will eventually climb back up in value – thus making a profit.

The lira – already impacted by the coronavirus and President Recep Erdogan’s authoritarian style of leadership – has suffered increased problems as he printed more money to bolster spending, but instead his plan led to a further devaluation.

Turkey and Erdogan are facing widespread condemnation for their foreign policy, which has seen the country intrude into Greek-claimed waters and interference in Libya and Syria.

There is also growing concern of civil unrest inside the country.

On Monday the currency reached record lows, touching 7.6 against the US dollar – it has lost half its value since the end of 2017.