After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Durham University, he joined the Lancashire-based Scapa Group, then an industrial manufacturer of paper, travelling around the world in its employ and at one stage running its Latin American operations from Brazil during a difficult period of runaway inflation.
“The present-day incidents fit that pattern, and the fact that we’ve seen similar incidents [with] U.S. employees working in China and Cuba, Russia’s close allies, bolsters the case,” he conjectured. “Generally, the idea is just to break the rules of the game, which normally say rival intel services don’t cause physical harm. That destabilizes the […]
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“Debt trap diplomacy is one form of financial pressure or coercion, but not the only form employed by China to accumulate influence, position, military access and power around the globe,” Rick Fisher, senior fellow at U.S. think-tank International Assessment and Strategy Center, tells Newsweek. “China’s goal is a revival of its Middle Kingdom style of […]
In contrast, Putin and Trump appear to have a much warmer relationship. Trump has publicly said he has “respect” for Putin and has downplayed the findings of U.S. intelligence officials by backing Putin’s statements that Russia did not interfere with the 2016 presidential election. During a 2018 meeting with Putin, Trump said the Russian president […]
“I might actually get a calendar just to cross them down to feel like the days are going faster. It has been a little bit better than being trapped at the cricket ground. You’re not at the ground but you still can’t get away from cricket,” he added.
“Yes it is an issue about players and team officials facing mental health issues if cricket continues to be played like it is being held right now. As far as Pakistan is concerned I think our players due to their social environment are mentally very strong so they can get through this period.
“The biggest challenge for us is spending an extended period of time away from family. That’s greater at the moment because we accept we go away at winter – that’s the nature of being an international cricketer – but when you do it at home too, with none of your family around, it poses a […]
To that end, Mahmood is hoping to get a contract to play in this winter’s Big Bash in Australia. He has not yet played any franchise T20 cricket which is something he wants to experience as he looks to push his claims for a place in England’s T20 squad for next year’s World Cup in […]
Born in 1961, Kim is considered one of the most outstanding goalkeeper coaches in the RoK. He assumed the role in the country’s national squad twice, at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups, and in the Olympic team in 1998-2000.