Hvala snips Messi ‘headshot’ for fans

Hvala snips Messi ‘headshot’ for fans

Looking for a new haircut to celebrate the World Cup in style? A hairdresser is clipping ‘portraits’ of stars Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo onto the back of heads in soccer-made Serbia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rein as he shaves and snips away on a headshot “hair tattoo” in his Novi Sad salon ahead of Thursday’s World Cup kick-off. It all began nine years ago, he says, with a suggestion to a customer, “to do something different”. That ended with a tarantula sculpted with a cut-throat razor into the hair on the back of the man’s head. And it’s turned into something of a local fashion in Serbia’s second largest city Novi Sad. “The portraits are the most complex when doing the ‘hair tattoos’,” Hvala said.




Bolt rejects Maltese club offer

Bolt rejects Maltese club offer

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer, his agent said yesterday. The eight-time Olympic champion ha

Playing the ‘Trump’ card

Playing the ‘Trump’ card

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced yesterday that the US office in Jerusalem dealing with Palestinians is being merged into the controversial new US embassy in the city. Pompeo said the US Consulate General, a separate office

Felipe Efrain vows a finish at Brave 18

Felipe Efrain vows a finish at Brave 18

Felipe Efrain, 2017 Knockout of the Year winner will be competing for the bantamweight championship title at Brave 18. The winner of three performance awards at Brave Combat Federation will take on Stephen Loman from Team Lakay, Philip


Sri Lanka reverses $300m housing deal

Sri Lanka reverses $300m housing deal

Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300-million housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Indian company, the government said, ahead of a visit by the prime minister to its South Asian neighbour.