By Amr Abdallah BIRQASH, Egypt (Reuters) - Muslims often slaughter sheep at the annual Eid al-Adha "feast of the sacrifice" which falls next week, but some Egyptians are thinking bigger. Wealthier customers are flocking to the Birqash market, northwest of Cairo, where traders from across east Africa bring animals for auction - not sheep, but camels. "This camel market is the biggest in the world ... it is the only one that still operates by word of honour, without paper," said camel trader Faraj al-Gammal, 50. "Any businessman who comes from abroad, bringing in ... camels, knows he is safe and secure here." Buyers inspect camels that limp around on three hoofs, the fourth tied at the knee to restrict their movement. Many are sold at prices ranging from 15,000 Egyptian pounds ($840) to 40,000 pounds, while some fetch as much as 65,000. Sheep sell for as little as 3,000 pounds. One trader pointed out that camels were reared more naturally than cattle or sheep. "Cattle get hormone … [Read more...] about For some Egyptians, camels make a bigger and better Eid sacrifice
Michael Rubin poses for pictures and shares bro hugs from his courtside seat before Philadelphia 76ers playoff games with a hodgepodge of celebrities that could be straight out of a "Dancing With The Stars" casting call.Hey, there's Kevin Hart ! Look, it's Questlove! Wait, is that really Dr. Oz ?But there's one VIP that the 45-year old billionaire co-owner of the Sixers really wants to introduce."Hey, have you met Meek?" Rubin asks.Meek Mill is all smiles as he says life is all good in the days since he was released from prison while the Philly-born rapper appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.Mill had a string of high-profile names — including Hart , rapper Jay-Z and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft — support him during a five-month campaign to be freed on bail from prison for probation violations. But Mill's biggest advocate, one of his closest friends and the e-commerce entrepreneur who arranged for a helicopter to take Mill from prison to a Sixers' playoff … [Read more...] about 76ers billionaire owner talks friendship with Meek Mill: ‘I think I’m so lucky to have him’
Scott Keith Contributor @rspwfaq Updated at 10:42 a.m. ET Updated at 10:42 a.m. ET Let’s face it, Sunday’s Backlash was a complete disaster on every level, a show so bad that it caused the fans in attendance to get up and leave before the main event was even over; a show so terrible that it somehow managed to sink the ratings on “RAW” to one of the lowest levels in modern history. In fact, it’s safe to say that anyone who even enjoyed the show a little bit should probably be drug tested, and/or cheers for the Yankees. But, as Vince McMahon would no doubt like to remind us, it’s not the fault of Roman Reigns, even one bit. MORE: Backlash 2018 match grades, what's next Still, even though Backlash was terrible to levels that could easily be called “historical,” we still haven’t had time to properly process where it lands in the annals … [Read more...] about Five PPV disasters that were even bigger bombs than Backlash 2018
As France searches for preventative solutions to the issue of home grown extremists joining IS, an official document has emerged which goes against the stereotypical profile of the “French jihadist”. The report, which France’s Le Monde newspaper has had access to, states that France’s Department of Justice has overlooked the role women have been playing for the Islamic terrorism group in Syria. France’s Criminal Affairs division recently carried out the study titled “Women of Jihad”, based on the court hearings of “muharijat”, French women who returned to France after joining IS in Syria. The most revealing aspect of this internal document is perhaps that most of these muharijat did not simply provide domestic support to their husbands in Syria as anti-terror experts have tended to claim. “Although several French women were forced into joining the Islamic State by their husbands, most of the female recruits … [Read more...] about French female jihadists bigger threat than just housewives: Justice Ministry
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Sports Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Rick Maese by Rick Maese Email the author May 4 Email the author Longtime NFL writer Peter King is leaving Sports Illustrated for NBC. (Getty) NBC Sports announced this week that veteran NFL columnist Peter King is joining the network on an exclusive deal, leaving his longtime Sports Illustrated perch. King will bring his weekly Monday morning column to NBCSports.com, appear regularly on the network’s television and radio properties and continue to appear … [Read more...] about Peter King is leaving Sports Illustrated? Here are 5 things I think I think about the news.