SUN SUNI KHABAR MAY 11TH, 2016
Brazilian striker Rivaldo formed a deadly strike-force with fellow stars Ronaldo and Ronaldinho in the 2002 World Cup, going on to win the entire competition. However, the Brazilian has a counterintuitive message for visitors hoping to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games: stay away. Brazil’s leaders have long been trying to paint a more picturesque Brazil, one that is ready to host visitors and isn’t plagued by violence. However, a social media post by Rivaldo shows a completely different country. The soccer star cited the killing of a 17 year old to illustrate that “Brazil is getting more ugly”.
BOMBING IN BAGHDAD KILLS 64
An explosion at a Baghdad market killed 64 people and injured 87 more, according to reports from Iraqi police. Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which left cars destroyed and an entire sidewalk charred. In a social media post, ISIS claimed that the attack was meant to target Shiite militants. The bomb was placed in a parked car. The attack on Shiites is not surprising given that ISIS is a largely Sunni group.
HIGH SCHOOL BUILDS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR STADIUM
A high school in McKinney, Texas opened a 12,000 seat, $62.8 million football stadium that would serve as both the game stadium for the high school team, as well as the practice stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. The construction of the stadium came on the heels of a positive vote for a $220 million bond which allowed for a stadium of this size. This is not a new phenomenon in Texas. Four years ago, Allen High School undertook a similar project, and recently, a high school in the Katy District began plans for a new stadium. With all this happening, the big question is: Why spend all this money on high school athletes?
MCGRADY WEIGHS IN ON CURRY MVP
Stephen Curry made history on Tuesday, winning the NBA’s first ever unanimous MVP for his outstanding performances through the last two seasons. As a result, the Golden State Warriors point guard has been under the scrutiny of former NBA stars such as Oscar Robertson and Tracy McGrady. McGrady recently commented on Curry’s MVP award, saying that it was evidence of how watered down the league was. Robertson added that Curry’s dominance is the result of poor coaching, alleging that coaches do not instruct their players to play defense against someone who is clearly a great shooter.
I-T DEPT RIGHT TO ISSUE SHOW CAUSE TO BACHCHAN
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a fresh assessment of superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s income tax accounts for 2001-2002, saying the department was right to issue a show-cause notice to the actor who claimed a 30% exemption for personal security expenses. In his March 2003 income tax return, Bachchan claimed a 30% tax exemption out of his `3.17 crore income on account of personal security expenses. The assessing officer asked him to file the requisite details in this regard. Through his chartered accountant, Bachchan responded on February 13, 2004.