DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to grant some foreigners citizenship to this oil-rich nation home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It’s part of efforts to stimulate its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UAE previously gave citizenship to Palestinians and others who helped form the country’s government after its formation in 1971. Others have received it over time as well. Saturday’s announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, said the offer could apply to artists, authors, doctors, engineers and scientists, as well as their families.
The Batesville golf team had their first match of the season and came out victorious over South Decatur and St. Louis.The Bulldogs were led by Drew Wagner shooting a 47 for match medalist honors. The 6 man team was rounded out with Sam Bowman and Chase Cummings both scoring 55, Brett Wagner 58, Dean Campbell 61, and Sarah Ronnebaum 66. Other scores for the Bulldogs included Kyler Daulton 57, Austin Pohlman 62, and Clay Grunkemeyer and Maddie Hanley both with a 64.BMS golfers are looking forward to the Madison Invitational this Saturday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Pam Moorman.The St Louis Middle School Golf Team started their season Tuesday evening at Wyaloosing Golf Course with Batesville and South Decatur schools. St. Louis came in second place with a team score of 378.Leading the was was Evan Voglesang with a 52 followed by Jacob Deutsch with a 59. As for the rest of the team: Aaron Weber had a 67, Zeb Streator a 64, Brandon Imel a 68, Abe Streator a 68, Thomas Raver a 62, Cayden Pohlman a 66, and Cody Mohr with a 71.The next match for the team is this Saturday at the Cozy Acres golf course.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.
(REUTERS) – Qatar showed off the latest stadium to be completed for the 2022 soccer World Cup in a virtual presentation on Monday and dedicated it to frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.The 40,000 capacity Education City stadium, a ‘Diamond in the Desert’, is the third venue to be ready with five more under construction.The Al Rayyan Stadium, also with a 40,000 capacity, and the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium are due to be completed by the end of this year.Gianni Infantino, president of world soccer body FIFA, looked forward to a time when matches no longer had to be played without spectators due to the crisis.“We must not forget, health comes first. In some parts of the world, it is already possible to look ahead to better times. In others, we still have to be extremely careful, stay strong and united.“In the meantime, the new stadium in Education City reminds us that football will return and with more passion than ever,” he said.“When the time comes, we will be sharing the stands with families and friends. In this beautiful and modern stadium, we will come together to celebrate the FIFA World Cup in 2022.”The stadium will drop to a 20,000 capacity after the tournament with the surplus seats going to stadiums in developing countries.“Three down, five to go. We’re on track,” said 2022 World Cup chief executive Nasser Al Khater. “This is a virtual launch, not something that we ever imagined we’d do. But who would have imagined that the world would be where it is right now.”
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