Egypt’s Βest Κnown Αrchaeologist Called Lionel Messi an Idiot

first_imgCAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s best known archaeologist apologized after he angrily called Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi “an idiot” because the striker seemed to show little interest during a tour of the Giza Pyramids.Zahi Hawass, famed for his Indiana Jones hat and TV specials on Egypt’s ancient sites, showed Messi around the Giza Pyramids last month during a brief visit to Egypt by the Barcelona striker.In a TV interview aired Sunday, Hawass was asked how Messi’s reaction compared to that of Hollywood movie star Will Smith, who also toured the Pyramids with Hawass earlier this month.“Messi is an idiot, and I am sorry to say that,” he snapped. “I was explaining the antiquities to him and there’s no reaction in his face. I was explaining things that would make a rock react, but he was just like an idiot.”In a statement late Tuesday, Hawass said he was expressing anger over an inefficient interpreter when he was interviewed on the telephone by a talk show host. He made no mention of an interpreter in his original comments on Messi.“I apologize to Messi and his fans for the misunderstanding,” he said, professing to be an avid fan of the Argentine who watches all his games on television. “The nature of brief telephone interviews does not allow enough time to accurately explain what is meant. That contributed to the misunderstanding,” he said.Hawwas, a former antiquities minister, added that he would like to take Messi to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the southern city of Luxor if he were to visit Egypt again.TweetPinShare11 Shareslast_img read more

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22-year-old boxer from Mizoram creates history by vanquishing World No.1 Dusmatov

first_imgAt the age of just 22 years, Nutlai Lalbiakkima from a village in Mizoram has created history in the boxing world. Unfortunately, he could not experience the limelight like other sportsmen, but now, his achievement will be noticed by the entire world.Belonging to Siaha, a small village in Mizoram, the boy has amazed the entire world by defeating the prevailing Olympic light weight (49 kg) champion and emerged as an excellent boxer. The young boxer vanquished Hasanboy Dusmatov and reached the 49kg semifinals of the President’s Cup tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan”I have watched all his (Dusmatov) videos and it’s was a very special win. I used speed along with counter-punches and well-judged guard to keep Hasanboy at bay”, a delighted Lalbiakkima said from Astana to The Times of India.Read: Prevention of Corruption Act diluted? What changes did the amendment bill bring?Lalbiakkima’s background:Lalbiakkima belongs to a humble family. His mother takes care of the family by selling fish in the local market as his father is asthmaticLalbiakkima was exposed to boxing for the first time in a Pro-boxing tournament in 2009He is currently under the training of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Suranjoy Singh in Navy Nagar, MumbaiLalbiakkima had also emerged as the 2015 ‘pro’ championHe had won bronze in the 2017 NationalsHe also got selected at the Mizoram Regional Sports Authority Center in 2011 “I played the 2017 Senior Nationals in Vishakhapatnam where I won a bronze. My performance was observed by the Santiago Nieva sir (federation’s high performance director) as well as Suranjoy Singh sir and then I was called to come and join the trials for Indian team in Patiala. And since that day, I have been working hard and only dreaming to represent India. I am thankful to God and all who have helped me in my journey so far,” an emotional Lalbiakkima said to the journal.advertisementHere is a list of some famous boxers of India:Mohammed Ali QamarPu ZoramthangaMary KomVijender SinghAkhil KumarRead: Why did West Bengal become ‘Bangla’? Here are the Indian states with changed namesInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more

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