How Qatar ended up hosting the World Cup

CNN – With the World Cup now underway in Qatar, many are wondering how this moment arrived – that a tiny Gulf nation with little footballing history ended up hosting the biggest event the sport has to offer. Qatar had never previously appeared at a World Cup tournament – ​​let alone staged one – and … Read more

World Cup 2022: What fans can’t do in Qatar

CNN – After years of anticipation – and controversy – since Qatar was awarded the World Cup, the tournament finally got under way on Sunday in Doha. Even before a ball was kicked, some sore spots arose. Despite years of planning, just two days before the tournament kicked off, Qatar announced a ban of alcoholic … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 22: Colorado shooting, Rail strike, Twitter, Voting, Iran

CNN – Disney is saying goodbye to Bob and hello to, well… a different Bob. The company ousted CEO Bob Chapek, and is bringing former CEO Bob Iger back to the helm. It’s quite the media shakeup. Here’s what else you need to know Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

Iranian players remain silent during the national anthem at the World Cup in apparent protest at the Iranian regime

Doha, Qatar CNN – Before a ball was even kicked in Iran’s World Cup opener against England on Monday, Iran’s players made a powerful statement. In what seemed to be a show of solidarity with those protesting back home, the players stood silent as the Iranian national anthem was played around the Khalifa International Stadium … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN – It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

World Cup guide: How to watch Qatar 2022

Doha, Qatar CNN – In just over 24 hours, Qatar 2022 will burst into life as the host nation takes on Ecuador in the opening game of the World Cup. It’s a tournament that has caused controversy ever since it was awarded to the Gulf nation in 2010 but, after years of waiting, the players … Read more

NFL: Bills and Browns escape snowstorm in Buffalo

CNN – The Buffalo Bills (6-3) and Cleveland Browns (3-6) were supposed to square off at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo this Sunday. However, the decision was made earlier this week to play the game at Ford Field in Detroit due to a snowstorm headed for western New York. On Friday, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport … Read more

Qatar makes World Cup debut in a controversial tournament of firsts

Doha, Qatar CNN – There have been 21 editions of the men’s World Cup since its inauguration in 1930, but Qatar 2022 is set to be a tournament like no other. Since it was announced as the host city almost 12 years ago, it was always destined to be a World Cup of firsts. From … Read more

She left the dangers of Ukraine only to be killed riding a bike close to home. Hundreds will ride in her honor to demand change

CNN – On Thursday, Dan Langenkamp marked 12 weeks since his wife, Sarah, was killed. To honor her, Dan and his two young sons do what they do every day at around 4:05 pm, the time Sarah died: They drop whatever they are working on, gather together, hold hands and talk to her, sharing details … Read more

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for his speech on Qatar’s human rights ahead of the World Cup

CNN – FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s nearly hour-long speech on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been described as “crass” and an “insult” to migrant workers by human rights groups. In an explosive monologue at the start of a news conference in Doha, Infantino – the boss of world soccer’s governing … Read more