Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bordeaux striker Fernando Cavenaghi is in demand

Prolific Bordeaux striker Fernando Cavenaghi is targeting a January move to Tottenham.In recent weeks, Spurs have monitored the Argentina international, who played for Bordeaux in the 1-1 Champions League draw against Chelsea.And 25-year-old Cavenaghi admits he is excited by the prospect of playing for the north London club. Bordeaux signed him for £5.5m 20 months ago, rescuing him from two difficult years adjusting to Russian football and culture, and he is now said to be keen on a move to the Premier League.

Restoring Taj hotel's glory may cost Rs 5bn

The restoration of the century-old Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in downtown Mumbai that was considerably damaged during the terror siege could take as much as 12 months and cost about Rs 5 billion.The Taj is one of our oldest hotels and a heritage structure. So, any restoration work would take a minimum of a year.Visitors to the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel have come away in awe of its Indian influences, vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, archways, carpets and chandeliers, as also its collection of art and antique furniture.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Jackson may pen his memoir

The Thriller hitmaker is in talks with major New York publishing giants in a bid to materialise his autobiography dream.It has been reported that Michael may land up a deal with a publishing giant, as he is still one of the most intriguing celebrities, who was at zenith of his career before getting involved in controversies.Meanwhile, Michael was also in news for blowing too much money, as he said to be surviving on a meager diet.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

England tour called off

The Engish team which is on a tour to India today has cancelled the tour due to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.England team which is trailing in the series 5-0 had still 2 ODIs to play and 2 tests too.This comes as a total shock for the Indian public in general who thought that England will return home without even a win in India. As always the England players who fear for their safety in any place have decided to return home and its a good way of saving their face.

Terror strikes as 87 killed in Mumbai attacks

At least 87 people, including a foreign tourist and a top counter-terror officer, were killed and about 250 injured as terrorists struck in the heart of Mumbai in planned and synchronised attacks.Terrorists were reported to be holding people hostage in two five-star hotels, the Taj Intercontinental and Trident (formerly Oberoi) facing the waterfront across the Arabian Sea, and the Madam Cama Hostel.Three top police officials, including Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, were among the nine policemen killed in gunfights with the terrorists, police confirmed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Arcelor Mittal to cut jobs

Steel giant Arcelor Mittal could layoff 16% of its U.S. work force as demand for steel lowered in key automotive, construction and retail appliance industries.It is expected that the company is targeting to cut 2,444 of its employees from January onwards, making it the largest single layoff of steelworkers in the U.S. in view of prevailing global turmoil.The current move comes as part of a 35% drop in the company's temporary global output and its earlier announced plan to reduce production in North America by 40%.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chinese Tourist Attractions

China is a very famous country which is known for its tourist destinations and the marvelous temples and valleys.With diverse cultures and huge monasteries it is a destination which all the people around the world come to watch.

1.The Forest of Stone Steles Museum
2.The Forbidden City
3.The Ba Hanging Coffins
4.Shanghai, Manhattan of China
5.Macau, City of Portugal and China
6.Hangzhou, City Along the Qiantang River
7.Hainan, Hawaii of China
8.China - Gulangyu Island
9.Chang Jiang / Yangtze River
10.Terracotta Army
11.Mount Everest

Friday, November 21, 2008

Maruti Suzuki A-star

Maruti has worked closely with Suzuki Motors to build a car, called as A-star, this hatchback will be the fifth global car for Suzuki but first to be produced in India. A-star is expected to be priced around the 3 lakh range. Maruti Suzuki will export the A-star first to Europe and later it will be launched in india.The ‘K’ has already become the important part of Indian Auto Industry. Similar to i10, Maruti Suzuki will be powered by two engines - an 1.0L and an 1.2L . These new K-series will eventually get under the hood of other hotcakes of Maruti soon. Zen Estilo, Wagon R and Swift will get this K-series before 2010. The new 1.0L, 3 cylinder 12-valve unit developing a maximum power output of 48kW (65hp) will power the A-star.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Now J.K. Rowling is giving millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide cause for celebration with a new edition of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard", available December 4, 2008.Offering the trademark wit and imagination familiar to Rowling's legions of readers as well as Aesop's wisdom and the occasional darkness of the Brothers Grimm each of these five tales reveals a lesson befitting children and parents alike: the strength gained with a trusted friendship, the redemptive power of love, and the true magic that exists in the hearts of all of us.Both a wise and delightful addition to the Harry Potter canon, this new translation of The Tales of Beedle the Bard is all that fans could hope for and more--and an essential volume for the libraries of Muggles, wizards, and witches, both young and old.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

US teen lives 118 days without heart

An American teen-ager survived for nearly four months without a heart, kept alive by a custom-built artificial blood-pumping device, until she was able to have a heart transplant. This happened in the city of Miami and the teenager is one of the few rare cases of "without heart" people. Earlier another case in which an adult had been kept alive in Germany for nine months without a heart but said they believed this was the first time a child had survived in this manner for so long.

Microsoft rules out buying Yahoo

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer ruled out an acquisition of Yahoo Inc on Wednesday but said his company was interested in resuming talks on a Web search partnership.Yahoo shares fell 19 percent on the remarks, after gaining this week on renewed investor hopes that Microsoft may refresh its bid for the Internet company. Microsoft withdrew its $47.5 billion buyout offer for Yahoo in May after Yang and his board rejected the bid as too low. The software company then offered to buy Yahoo's search business, but Yahoo decided instead to sign a search advertising deal with Google Inc.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pirates anchor supertanker off Somalia

A hijacked supertanker carrying up to $100 million worth of crude oil, the largest vessel seized to date in an escalating regional piracy crisis was believed to have anchored off Somalia on Tuesday.The Sirius Star's crew of 25, including British, Croatian, Polish, Filipino and Saudi nationals, are reported to be safe.The Saudi-owned vessel was seized on Saturday more than 450 nautical miles southeast of Mombasa, Kenya in what Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called "an outrageous act." The U.S. Navy said the tanker was now anchored off Haradhere, a village reported to be a piracy hub, 300 kilometres (180 miles) north of Mogadishu.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

10 top ugly buildings and monument

Travel can open your eyes to some of the world's most beautiful sights and buildings and to some of the ugliest. A website has come up with a list of "The World's Top 10 Ugliest Buildings and Monuments".
1. Boston City Hall; Boston, Massachusetts
2. Montparnasse Tower; Paris, France
3. LuckyShoe Monument; Tuuri, Finland
4. Metropolitan Cathedral; Liverpool, England
5. Port Authority Bus Terminal; New York City, New York
6. Torres de Colon; Madrid, Spain
7. Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts; Vaduz, Liechtenstein
8. Scottish Parliament Building; Edinburgh, Scotland
9. Birmingham Central Library; Birmingham, England
10. Peter the Great Statue; Moscow, Russia

Nokia sees cellphone market falling in 2009

Top handset maker Nokia Oyj said on Friday the world's mobile phone market would fall in the fourth quarter and next year as an economic slowdown crimps consumer demand around the world.It forecast 1.24 billion phones would be sold worldwide this year, down from a previous estimate of 1.26 billion, and said handset market volumes and the overall telecommunications equipment market was expected to fall next year.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ambani Leads Loss Among India's Richest

Mukesh Ambani and Lakshmi Mittal led India's richest in losing $200 billion this year as the global financial crisis triggered a plunge in stocks and property values.The combined wealth of India's 40 wealthiest people slumped 60 percent to $139 billion. Mittal, 58, lost his top position to Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries Ltd. Mittal lost $30.5 billion after the world's biggest steelmaker ArcelorMittal extended production cuts. The net worth of Mukesh Ambani, 51, dropped 58 percent after demand for petrochemicals made by Reliance Industries slumped and oil refining margins shrank.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Anil Kumble quits cricket

Anil Kumble the bowling maestro of the Indian Team and the Captain of the Test team today announced his retirement all of a suddedn which shocked even his critics down. The leading wicket taker of the India with a 616 wickets in test cricket was struggling with form for few matches and his injury was not allowing him to give a rhythm to play to his best. His decision came as a surprise as no one felt that he may hang up his boots so soon and today he played his last match.It is really a pity that such a great cricketer had to end his career in such a manner.