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Qatar, FIFA urged to protect 800,000 workers from desert heat

DUBAI, SEPT 27 (DNA) – World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction labourers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. The New York-based organisation also called on the Gulf state to investigate workers’ deaths and make those findings public. “The Qatari authorities’ failure to put in place the most basic protection from the heat, their decision to ignore recommendations that they investigate worker deaths, and their refusal to release data on these deaths, constitutes a wilful abdication of responsibility,” said report author Nicholas McGeehan.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Roger Federer of Team Europe reacts during his mens singles match against Nick Kyrgios of Team World on the final day of the Laver cup on September 24, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Federer leads Team Europe to victory in first Laver Cup

PRAGUE, SEPT 25 (DNA) – Roger Federer won the inaugural Laver Cup for Team Europe on Sunday, beating back a fierce challenge from players from the rest of the world to claim the trophy in a dramatic final match of the weekend. Despite cruising through the first two days, the Europeans needed the last match to finalise the victory and show the dominance expected from a team featuring five of the world’s top seven players. Federer delivered in a tight 4-6 7-6(6) 11-9 win over world number 20 Nick Kyrgios, with the Australian pushing to the final point as he sought a win that would have forced overtime doubles match to decide the tournament.

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Mohammad Amir blessed with baby girl on first day of Independence Cup

Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir already has a reason to celebrate the returning of International Cricket in Pakistan as he on Tuesday becomes father of a baby girl on eve of historic Independence Cup series. The left-arm pacer is in England these days, where he has been living with his wife and playing country cricket over the past few months. He has not been much effective for Pakistan in the shortest format of the game, however, his fans will still miss his presence in the first match of the Independence Cup, which will begin at 8pm.

ISLAMABAD, AUG 27: CEO Serena Hotels Aziz Boolani and Representative UNODC Cesar
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Save Tomorrow II with Serena Hotels

ISLAMABAD, AUG 27 (DNA) – Serena Hotels collaborated with the Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation to sponsor ‘Save Tomorrow II – Time to Remember, Time to Act’ – a football match to raise awareness against drug abuse. The Foundation is a non-profit organization working primarily to raise drug awareness among teenagers. The event was sponsored under Serena Hotel’s Sports Diplomacy Initiative. Commemorating the ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’, the matches between two professional teams of 18+ boys, Islamabad Football Association vs. Rawalpindi Football Association, and two professional teams of 18+ girls, Young Rising Stars vs. Islamabad Girls, were held at the Jinnah National Stadium, Pakistan Sports Board.

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Football: Ronaldo named UEFA player of season for 2016-2017

MONACO, AUG 25 (DNA) – Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday after a campaign which saw the Portuguese superstar help Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double. It was the third time that Ronaldo had won the award which was presented on the sidelines of the Champions League group stage draw. His great rival Lionel Messi has won the prize on two occasions and could pave the way for him to capture a fifth Ballon d Or title.”There are the same goals every year, to meet the same challenges, win everything if possible, qualify for the World Cup with my national team,” said Ronaldo.

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Navy Chief salutes fellow soldier Zaman

RAWALPINDI, JUL 07 (DNA) – Pakistan Naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah paid tribute to fellow ex-serviceman Fakhar Zaman. Pakistan latest batting sensation, Zaman was an integral part of the Green Shirts that went on to win ICC Champions Trophy. “Pakistan Navy is specially proud of ex PN serviceman Fakhar Zaman, who remained part of Pakistan Navy cricket team for seven years and has become symbol of Pakistan as well as of Pakistan Navy, for his impressive performance throughout the tournament,” said the Naval chief, during a reception held by Pakistan Navy in honour of Pakistan cricket team.

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Pakistan stun South Africa in Champions Trophy

BIRMINGHAM, JUN 08 (DNA) – Pakistan put their miserable hammering by arch-rivals India behind them with a shock 19-run win over South Africa at Edgbaston on Wednesday that kept their Champions Trophy semi-final hopes alive. Just three days after suffering a humiliating 124-run defeat by title-holders India at Edgbaston in their opening group match, with former skipper Shahid Afridi among those slamming a “clueless” display, Pakistan s return to the Birmingham ground saw them make a mockery of the rankings which had them bottom and South Africa top in this eight-team one-day international tournament.