Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Miranda’s
cupid advice
Issue No. 6527
Ministry to
probe into
Diraz farm
fire
Kerry,
Oman
Sultan in
talks
8P 6
8P 10
8P 18-19
RUSSIA SUFFERS ANOTHER BLOW
Sharapova
wins title 8P 30
When
Nicole’s
party
hissed
TPL KNOTS
UNDO A BIT
DT News Network
T
he New Year has
provided a sort of relief
to nearly 6,000 workers in
the textile industry
in Bahrain, as the
US government
corrected
the
expiry date of the
US-Bahrain
Free
Trade
Agreement’s
Tariff Preference Level
(TPL).
The TPL expiry date was
set on December 2015
based on incorrect
presumption,
and it has
now been
corrected
to July
31, 2016.
But, the
new date
will provide only a slight relief
to the textile industry here as
the correction in the date has
extended the jobs of 6000 textile
workers by six more months. DT News had reported in
November that the industry was
in the brink of extinction, for
the ten-year TPL based FTA
was coming to a close, and
the sole advantage the textile
manufacturers in Bahrain
had over their competitors in
developing countries would be
lost.
Production will come to a
halt around six months before
the expiry date, going by the
shipping time and order pipeline
statistics. Read the full story on Page 3
Last day
* On minimum purchase of BD 10 & above
8P 11
Bahrain to
take part in
Paris march
Shaikh Abdulla
Paris
is Majesty’s Personal
Representative HH Shaikh
Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa
and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al
Khalifa will take part in the
Anti-Terror Republican March
to be held in Paris today.
The participation of Bahrain
in the march, which follows
the call from French President
Francois Hollande, epitomises
the Kingdom’s solidary with
the leadership and people of
France in the aftermath of the
recent terror attacks.
It also reflects the Kingdom’s
firm and unequivocal rejection
of violence and terrorism, in all
its forms and manifestations,
as well as keenness on taking
part in any effort aimed to
combat terrorism and root out
the scourge of terror from all
countries in the world. H
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‘Return to core values’
Johannesburg
South Africa’s President
Jacob Zuma said yesterday
the ruling African National
Congress needed to get back
to its core values and fight corruption in its own ranks. “We
are here to serve the people, the people are not here
to serve us,” said Zuma, who
heads the ANC as it moves into
its 21st year in power. “Let us
re-dedicate ourselves to the
core values of the ANC, which
include discipline, selflessness
and constructive criticism,” he
added during celebrations to
mark the movement’s 103rd
birthday.
HEZBOLLAH CLAIMS
TERMED A THREAT
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Ukraine, Russia raise
stakes
Kiev
Ukraine
fended
off
renewed financial pressure
from Russia yesterday by
accusing Moscow of orchestrating rebel attacks that killed
two soldiers and heightened
tensions ahead of mooted
international peace talks. The
stakes between Moscow and
Kiev have been rising since
Ukrainian President Petro
Poroshenko surprised many
at the end of December by
announcing plans to meet
Russia’s Vladimir Putin at a
mini-summit in the Kazakh
capital Astana on Thursday.
The two leaders have rarely
spoken since agreeing to a
September 5 truce that was
meant to calm a pro-Russian
mutiny in eastern Ukraine
in which more than 4,700
people have now lost
their lives. That deal was
followed by 1,300 more
deaths and renewed independence claims by Ukraine’s
two separatist provinces.
Summarising Bahrain Trade with US
Apparel is the second largest category of Exports from Bahrain to US.
Due to Free Trade Agreement, US exports to Bahrain have
grown by 31% over 7 years but there is hardly any change in
Bahrain exports to the US.
Why TPL is important to Bahrain
Development of Spinning and Weaving requires critical mass and takes
many years. If USA insists on developing textile industry immediately it
will lead to closure of the Apparel Industry in Bahrain.
COUNTRIES
ESTABLISHMENT OF
GARMENT INDUSTRY
ESTABLISHMENT OF
TEXTILE INDUSTRY
YEARS TAKEN
BANGLADESH
VIETNAM
CAMBODIA
1975
1990
1993
2000
2011
NOT YET STARTED
25
21
22 YEARS AND
STILL COUNTING
The Balance of Payments is in favour of US and has grown
by 74%.
Shaikh Rashid
Focus on own
issues: Minister
tells Nasrallah
Suicide bomb kills seven
in Tripoli
Tripoli
A suicide blast killed seven
people and wounded 36 others in a flashpoint Alawite
neighbourhood of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli
yesterday, a Red Cross official and the army said. “Seven
people were killed and 36
others wounded in a blast
that struck the Jabal Mohsen
neighbourhood,” the Red
Cross official told AFP. The
army said that, “at around
7:30 pm (1730 GMT), a suicide attacker struck a cafe in
Jabal Mohsen, killing and
wounding several citizens.” A
security source confirmed the
reports to AFP, adding that
the bodies of two of the victims had been ripped apart by
the force of the blast.
A
relief
of
sorts
Six months reprieve for 6,000 textile jobs
Sunday, January 11, 2015
C
Shura Council session in progress.
Muhannad Mansour
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V
arious local and regional
official
bodies
and
dignitaries condemned the
statements made by Hezbollah
General Secretary Hassan
Nasrallah on Friday, and
termed it “a clear incitement of
violence and threat to regional
security.”
While addressing a public
sermon on Friday, Mr.
Nasrallah condemned Bahrain’s
Government and hinted to
utilise “open options to use
force in Bahrain and export
militias to the country, in order
to support the Opposition.”
Both houses of the National
Assembly (Shura Council and
Parliament) expressed “an
uncompromising and rejecting
stance against the terrorist
organisation and its General
Secretary’s speech.”
Speech aimed at
destabilising security
In a stern reply to Mr.
Nasrallah’s
“offensive”
statements, Shura Council
members said, it was aimed at
“shaking regional security and
stability.”
“The statement is a blatant
and unacceptable interference
in Bahrain’s internal affairs
and an encroachment on
the Kingdom’s sovereignty,”
council
members
said
yesterday.
The council called upon
Lebanese authorities to take the
necessary measures towards the
Mr. Al Zayani
Mr. Al Mulla
“hostile” statements.
The members also stressed
that “the awareness of Bahraini
people will always prevent
sliding into division and
sedition.”
In a statement to the
media yesterday, the council
explained, “The statements
downplayed the constitutional
and judicial systems in Bahrain.
The council is fully supportive
to all measures taken by
Bahrain to protect its security
and citizens.”
Mr. Nasrallah’s remarks also
included direct accusations
of Bahraini authorities of
“utilising violence to suppress
the Opposition,” which he also
clearly mentioned that was
“led by religious figures and
leaders.”
support to terrorists, who
aim at destabilising Bahrain’s
security,” he said.
Mr. Al Mulla said, “With
the leadership of His Majesty
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,
we are proud to prove to
the world, in more than one
occasion, that Bahrain is able to
overcome such terrorist threats
and practices, which target the
Kingdom’s national unity and
stability.”
“Bahrain is a constitutional
country and will not be
terrorised by such calls for
incitement on violence and
hatred, made by such terrorist
bodies,” the chairman said.
He added, “We believe that
the Lebanese authorities will
take the necessary measures
against such false and inciting
allegations.”
‘Statements unjustified’
Parliament Chairman and
Spokesman Ahmed Al Mulla
said the statements were
unjustified. “Such statements
were repeatedly proven, both
locally and internationally,
to provide training and
Claims aim at sectarianism
Slamming the allegations
and accusations made by Mr.
Nasrallah, GCC Secretary
General Dr. Abdullatif Al
Zayani remarked yesterday that
the statements were “explicit
incitement of violence to create
a sectarian schism and sow
divide among the people of
Bahrain.”
“He has gone beyond
interfering in Bahrain’s internal
affairs and desperately tried to
shake the Kingdom’s civil peace
and threaten its security and
stability,” Mr. Al Zayani said.
Commenting
on
Mr.
Nasrallah’s mention of the
recent detention of Al Wefaq
Islamic Society General
Secretary Ali Salman, Mr. Al
Zayani stressed, “Interrogating
any Bahraini citizen by the
Public Prosecution is a purely
Bahraini affair and Hassan
Nasrallah or anyone else,
who don’t want any good
to Bahrain, has no right to
interfere in it.”
Bahraini people condemn
The speech was massively
condemned by Bahrainis, who
took to online forums and social
networks with calls to “put an
end to Iran and Hezbollah’s
frequent interference in Gulf
Cooperation Council (GCC)
states, especially Bahrain.”
Hezbollah on terrorist list
After the repeated evidences,
proving the organisation’s
involvement in promoting
violence in the region, Bahrain,
Saudi Arabia, United Arab
Emirates along with other allies
recently declared Hezbollah
as a terrorist organisation,
banning its activities and media
promotion campaigns in the
respective countries.
ommenting
on
Hezbollah General
Secretary
Hassan
Nasrallah’s
statement,
Interior Minister Lt
General Shaikh Rashid
bin Abdulla Al Khalifa
said, he should confine
himself to his own affairs,
“rather than interfering in
Bahrain’s issues. Hezbollah
is a terrorist organisation
because of their practices
against us and others.”
On
the
repeated
interference in Bahraini
affairs by Iranian officials,
Shaikh Rashid said, “Iran
doesn’t care more about
Bahrainis than His Majesty
King Hamad bin Isa Al
Khalifa and Bahrain’s
Government do. It is better
for Iran to take care of its
citizens, as we are by grace
of God, leading normal
lives here.”
“Iran should respect
neighbouring countries
rather than interfering in
our affairs. Those who are
more loyal to Iran should
leave the country, as
Bahrain is for Bahrainis,”
the minister said.
In his comments on
the recent detention of
Al Wefaq Islamic Society
General Secretary Ali
Salman the minister said,
“Violations committed by
the General Secretary had
been made in public. He
was aware of the law and
nonetheless made illegal
statements.”
He added, “Al Wefaq
held 76 events calling
upon citizens to boycott
elections, but the result
was the contrary. We have
endured a lot for not taking
legal procedures against Al
Wefaq General Secretary
before elections.” If Apparel is allowed to be grown at present rate it can help to
bridge the GAP in Balance of Trade thereby stabilising the
currency.
Tahir Haneef/ DTNN
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T
he Bahrain textile
industry heaved a sigh
of relief this New Year,
albeit a temporary one,
as the US government
corrected the expiry date
of the US-Bahrain Free
Trade Agreement’s Tariff
Preference Level (TPL).
Earlier, the TPL expiry
date was set on December
2015, and it has now been
corrected to July 31, 2016.
The
earlier
expiry
date was set based on the
incorrect presumption that
the agreement ends with the
calendar year rather than the
stipulated ten-year period
from the start of the Free
Trade Agreement (FTA).
But, the new date will
provide only a slight relief
to the textile industry here. DT News had reported
in November that the
industry was in the brink
of extinction, for the tenyear TPL based FTA was
coming to a close, and the
sole advantage the textile
manufacturers in Bahrain
had over their competitors
in developing countries
would be lost.
Production will come to
a halt around six months
before this expiration date,
going by the shipping time
and order pipeline statistics. Hence, the correction in
date has extended jobs of
6,000 textile workers only
by six months.
The textile industry in
Bahrain has demanded
an extension of TPL until
2026, for which they need
the support of the Bahrain
Government.
Government intervention
is
required
in
this
matter. Such an extension
will be possible only if
legislation is passed in the
US Congress, which requires
constant interaction with
the United States political
representatives.
The efforts of the Bahrain
textile exporters in this
regard had suffered a severe
jolt in last US elections as
the principal sponsor of
the bill, Republican Steve
Southerland, lost the polls.
“This has now forced
the exporters to restart the
entire lobbying process
in the US, a difficult task
without
Government
support,” said Executive
Director of MRS Fashion,
Harinder Lamba.
It is also pointed out that
the free trade agreements
US has with Chile and
North American Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
countries grant permanent
TPL.
US grants TPL to
countries to develop its
industries so as to compete
in the global market.
But, the Bahrain Textile
exporters are able to
achieve only 35 percentage
of their allocated quota of
exports under TPL in the
last nine years, hence the
withdrawal of US support
at this juncture will ring the
death knell of the industry,
according to Bahrain textile
exporters.
Industry in Bahrain is driven by fashion. It is not possible textile
mill can keep changing the production facility by fashion
requirement.
Water resources for dyeing and printing are limited
The labour which is a large input for this industry is very expensive in
Bahrain. Industry will find it impossible to compete with low cost Asian
manufacturers if there is no TPL.
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COURT SENTENCES
ATM CARD THIEF
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
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T
he High Criminal Court
has sentenced a Filipino
housemaid to three years in
prison for theft.
The defendant reportedly
stole the ATM cards of two of
her colleagues staying in the
same house.
According
to
her
statement, she gave the cards
to her boyfriend who emptied
the accounts, before fleeing
the country.
“I saw the ATM cards on
a table in the house, and I
noticed that their secret
codes written on them. So I
stole them,” the defendant
had stated earlier.
The defendant reportedly stole the
ATM cards of two of her colleagues
staying in the same house.
Fraudster’s sentence upheld
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“I called my boyfriend
directly and later I gave him
the cards to withdraw all the
money. He told me there
was only BD300, and then
he disappeared,” she added.
According to the court files,
the theft occurred in 2013.
Bangladeshi fraudster
saw his appeal against
a
three-month-sentence
rejected by the High
Criminal Appeals Court.
He was earlier found guilty
by the High Criminal Court
of cheating his compatriot
woman of BD1300 after
assuring an employment visa
for her husband.
"He (the defendant) gave
me the offer that he can
get a work permit for my
husband at a cost of BD1300.
I accepted the offer and paid
him the money, and I waited
for a longer period. But I
didn't receive anything back
from him," the victim told
He was earlier
found guilty by
the High Criminal
Court of cheating
his compatriot
woman of BD1300
after assuring an
employment visa
for her husband.
prosecutors. The defendant, on the
other hand, confirmed
to prosecutors taking the
money. But he added that he
"spent it and then struggled
to return it." The High
Criminal Court had earlier
ordered for his deportation,
and judges at the High
Criminal Appeals Court
upheld it. Convict loses appeal
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he High Criminal Appeals
Court has rejected the
appeal of an Ethiopian,
convicted of stealing a car.
The defendant was earlier
sentenced to two years after the
High Criminal Court found him
guilty.
Court files revealed that the
man stole a vehicle belonged
to an Arab man who wanted to
sell it.
“He (the convict) came to me
to see the car in an area in Hoora.
He requested to check the car
before buying it for BD900,” the
victim said in his statement.
“Therefore I allowed him to
drive the car. But suddenly he
stopped the car and told me that
the trunk was open. I stepped
out of the car to close it, but as
soon as I closed the door he fled
away,”he added.
However, police nabbed
him later after the victim filed
a complaint against him. The
convict will be deported once he
completes his jail term.
“Suddenly he stopped the car
and told me that the trunk was
open. I stepped out of the car to
close it, but as soon as I closed
the door he fled away.”
BMS TO DELIBERATE ON
INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Sunday, January 11, 2015
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B
ahrain Medical Society
(BMS)
announced
yesterday a bundle of
programmes and workshops
that will be held as part of
upcoming
International
Collaborative Conference in
Clinical Microbiology and
Infectious Diseases (ICMID)
2015.
Patronised
by
Prime
Minister HRH Prince Khalifa
bin Salman Al Khalifa, ICMID
2015 will take place at Gulf
Hotel from February 24 to 26.
The society confirmed that
at least 500 local, regional
The conference will include
several topics related to
infectious diseases such as Ebola,
Coronavirus and Aids, in addition
to the major challenges faced in
combating these diseases.
and European medical and
pharmaceutical specialists
will participate in the threeday long event.
BMS Board of Directors
Chairman, Dr. Mohammed
Rafie added that the
conference will include
several topics related to
infectious diseases such as
Ebola, Coronavirus and
Aids, in addition to the
major challenges faced in
combating these diseases.
Prince Khalifa
Dr. Rafie
Dr. Rafie further stated
that specialised doctors and
consultants of local and
international universities
and hospitals will address
the issues.
“Other related matters will
be on the table of discussion,
including healthcare related
to epidemics outbreak,
Two schools attacked
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T
he Ministry of Education
stated yesterday that
two schools were attacked
during the past few days.
According
to
the
ministry, Sitra Secondary
Girls’ School and Ibn Al
Nafees Elementary Boys’
School were targeted by
the vandals.
Public Relations and
Media Directorate of the
ministry explained that
both schools were hurled
with petrol bombs, causing
several damages to schools.
The directorate affirmed
that the incidents were
reported to the security
authorities, adding that a total
of 397 attacks on educational
establishments were recorded
in the Kingdom in the past four
years.
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banned antibiotics and
monitoring antimicrobials
in intensive care units,” the
doctor said.
The conference will be
held under the supervision
of the Saudi Society of
Medical
Microbiology
and Infectious Disease
(SSMMID), the British
Society of Antimicrobial
Chemotherapy and other
organisations.
On the sidelines of ICMID
2015, there will be a public
exhibition, displaying latest
and advanced products
of local, regional and
international pharmaceutical
and medical firms.
MINISTRY TO PROBE
INTO DIRAZ FARM FIRE
BUSINESSMEN UPSET BY
ADDITIONAL VISA FEES
I
B
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nvestigations have been
launched to verify the
real cause of the blaze that
engulfed the farm of Ministry
of Works, Municipalities
Affairs and Urban Planning in
Al Diraz on Friday.
The minister Essam Khalaf
gave the directions, during his
visit to the site yesterday, along
with other ministry officials.
Public Relations and
Media Directorate in the
ministry confirmed that the
blaze struck in the eastern
farms of the Agriculture and
Marine Resources Affairs in
the Northern Governorate,
explaining that it was “an
empty land that contained
agricultural wastes and
equipment.”
In a statement to the media
yesterday, the directorate
appreciated the efforts made
by Civil Defence firemen in
extinguishing the fire and
preventing it from spreading
to the other parts of the
property.
“The minister’s instructions
included forming a committee
Expo Milano 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
“ It was an empty
land full of agricultural wastes and
equipment.”
by
a
specialised
directorate in the ministry
to study the causes of the
mishap. The directorate
should submit a detailed report
on the incident and should
include its recommendations
to prevent such accidents Mr. Khalaf, along with other ministry officials during their visit to the farm
View of Al Diraz farm after it caught fire.
in future. More preventive yesterday.
measures will be taken in
agricultural establishments,”
the statement added.
According
to
the
eyewitnesses, the incident
took place at around 10 pm on
Friday. “It started in a wooden
equipment storeroom in the
eastern parts of the farm. It
took hours to control the
blaze, due to strong winds. At
least six firefighting trucks of
Civil Defence were present on
the spot,” a witness told DT
News yesterday.
No casualties were reported
in the mishap.
Six trucks took part in the firefighting service.
Burnt-out farm.
Mohammed Zafran
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usiness owners and
managers have sharply
criticized the recent decision
of the government to impose
health care fees on private
companies in Bahrain.
A decision made by the
Health Ministry last Thursday
makes it mandatory for
companies in the Kingdom
to pay an annual fee for all
their local and expatriate
workers in exchange for the
government-provided medical
services in accordance with
the new health care system for
the private sector. However,
The Ministry of Health building.
businessmen in Bahrain are
not pleased with the decision.
Minister of Health Sadiq Al
Shehabi said that companies
with less than 50 employees
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C
onstruction work at the Kingdom
of Bahrain’s self-built pavilion in
the Expo Milano 2015 has surpassed
all the neighbouring pavilions with the
completion of all its exteriors.
The pavilion, entitled Archaeologies of
Green, is built over an area of 2000sqm
and is designed to raise awareness of
Bahrain’s singular agricultural culture
and heritage as well as the importance of
sustainable development practices.
Of the fifty built national pavilions of other
participating countries thus far, the Bahrain
pavilion, which was designed by Dutch
architect Anne Holtrop in consultation with
the landscape architect Anouk Vogel, is the
first to be near completion.
The Bahrain Pavilion Commissioner
General Shaikha Mai said, ‘’We are
delighted to be participating this year in
the Expo Milano 2015 with a novel pavilion
design that supports our objectives to both
raise awareness of our unique agricultural
heritage and distinct tourism features.’’ ‘‘As a result, it’s doubly gratifying that
We are delighted to be
participating in the Expo
Milano 2015 with a novel
pavilion design that
supports our objectives to
both raise awareness of our
unique agricultural heritage
and distinct tourism features. It’s doubly gratifying
that our pavilion is the first
amongst the 147 countries
to be completed.
- Shaikha Mai
our pavilion is the first amongst
the 147 country participations to be
completed,’’ she added.
Construction on the site started in
September last year. Italian contracting
firm, Restaura SAL was originally
scheduled to complete the construction
of the pavilion by the end of March
2015. The pace of construction and
rapid development of the Bahrain
Pavilion amongst other sites within the
Expo grounds in Milan have attracted
widespread interest with positive
reviews in Italian media including the
daily Corriere della Sera.
With the theme of “Feeding the Planet,
Energy for Life,” the Expo Milano will
open on May 1 till October 31 and is
expected to welcome over 20 million
visitors. Expo revolves around nutrition
and sustainability, highlighting the
importance of protecting the planet’s
natural resources.
Commissioned by the Ministry of
Culture, Archaeologies of Green is a
continuous landscape of fruit gardens that
each contains a dominant fruit tree that is
native to Bahrain and are intersected by
a series of closed spaces with reception,
exhibition spaces and a café serving local
Bahraini food. The gardens form the main
component of the pavilion and recount
the rich agrarian heritage of the island.
would have to take part in
the facilities provided by the
ministry. Companies with
more than 50 workers could
either strike a deal with the
licensed health insurance
companies or establish a
24-hour medical facility. Firms
using the ministry health care
facility will have to pay an
annual BD72 per expatriate
worker and BD22 for a local
employee.
The
businesses
were
reluctant to issue official
statements about the issue or
to speak out publicly against
the decision in order to
remain diplomatic with the
government authorities. A business consultant
Sa’ad Ebrahim said that
the businessmen are image
conscious, so they have
been quiet about the issue
so far. They do not want to
come across as rebellious or
miserly. He said that they are
furious about this decision and
serious meetings are taking
place within the organizations
to find out a solution.
Deputy Chairman of
Manama Traditional Market
Committee
Mahmood
Al Namliti said that the
decision would also severely
affect the businesses in
Manama souq. “This is a huge
blow to the Manama souq, we
strongly urge the authorities
to reconsider this decision,”
he stressed.
General
manager
of a Muharraq based
Restaurant chain said that the
new rule will cost him more
than BD 5000 a year.
“I have around 35 employees
in my businesses and it will
cost me an extra BD 5000 in
the visa renewal. For business
that have 1000 employees will
have to cough up an extra BD
144,000,” he reiterated.
Bahrain Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
(BCCI) had also expressed
its reservation regarding this
edict issued by the Health
Minister stating that BCCI
should have been consulted
prior to the implementation
of the edict.
Another child loses his
life in a road accident!
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A
Bahrain Pavilion nearing completion
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
The picture of the car that is being
circulated online.
nine-year-old boy, Younis
Yousif, was killed in a
traffic accident in the Northern
Governorate last night.
Confirming the incident, The deceased
Interior Ministry stated on its Younis
official Twitter page, saying that
“the mishap occurred in Hamad Town and the
authorities have taken all the necessary steps.”
The General Directorate of Traffic had earlier
called upon the road users to be cautious while
driving, due to the poor visibility caused by the
dusty storm.
New Traffic Law: Awareness campaign initiated
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A
cting Director of General
Directorate of Traffic
Major Osama Bahar announced
yesterday that the directorate has
initiated an awareness campaign
on the new traffic law by visiting
the Majalis of local families in
different parts of Bahrain.
The campaign aims to
enhance awareness of the
importance of laws among the
road users to deal with the everincreasing number of drivers
and vehicles. He said that the
visits highlight the wrong
practices that are the major
A traffic policeman attending a majlis as a part of the campaign.
causes of fatal and serious
accidents including overspeeding, running the red signal
and lack of concentration. Mr.
Bahar hailed the role of Majalis
in rejecting those practices and
their trust in the new law. Mr. Lobo addressing the Press conference in the presence of ther office-bearers.
Dr. Abdul Kalam to inaugurate
Indian Club Centenary Celebrations
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Manama
ormer President of India,
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam will
inaugurate the Centenary
Celebrations of The Indian
Club at the club’s premises
in Gudaibiya on February
5, it was announced by the
President of Club, Anand
Lobo in a Press conference.
“We are delighted to
welcome the former Indian
President, Dr. APJ Abdul
Kalam. Inaugurating the
centenary of The Indian
Club by such a distinguished
personality will be an honour
for all the former and present
members of the club,” said
Mr Lobo.
The club intends to organize
various events throughout the
year to mark the Centenary
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Inaugurating the centenary celebrations by such a distinguished personality like Dr. Kalam will be an honour
for all the former and present members of the club
- Mr Lobo
celebrations. The events will
be organized in association
with the Ministry of Culture
and the Embassy of India.
Various other dignitaries,
guests and members of the club
to honour the recipients of the
‘The Indian Club – Bahrain
Centenary Awards’, will also
grace the centenary event.
The awards will be gifted
to five prominent and highly
successful NRIs who have
contributed to the Indian
community in Bahrain.
The executive committee
has nominated former
president of the club
Mathew Joseph as the
General Convener of the
‘Centenary Celebrations’.
For further information
Mathew Joseph can be
contacted on 39407393
or Mr Ashok Kumar on
39871460.
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Headless bodies found in Sinai
NutrItIoN aNd INfaNcy
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help protect, promote and
support
breastfeeding
include:
Complementary
feeding
Around the age of six
months, an infant’s need
for energy and nutrients
starts to exceed what is
provided by breast milk,
and complementary foods
are necessary to meet
those needs.
An infant of this age is
also
developmentally
ready for other foods. If
complementary
foods
are not introduced when
a child has reached 6
months, or if they are
given inappropriately, an
infant’s growth may falter.
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Feeding in
exceptionally
difficult
circumstances
been refined to also address
the needs for infants born to
HIV-infected mothers.
Antiretroviral drugs now
allow these children to
exclusively breastfeed until
they are six months old and
continue breastfeeding until
at least 12 months of age
with a significantly reduced
risk of HIV transmission.
Exclusive breastfeeding for
six months has many benefits
for the infant and mother.
Chief
among
these
is
protection
against
gastrointestinal infections,
which is observed not only
in developing but also
industrialized countries.
Early
initiation
of
breastfeeding, within one
hour of birth, protects the
newborn from acquiring
infections and reduces
newborn mortality.
The risk of mortality due
to diarrhoea and other
infections can increase
in infants who are either
partially breastfed or not
breastfed at all.
Breast milk is also an
important source of energy
and nutrients in children
aged 6 to 23 months.
It can provide half or more
of a child’s energy needs
between the ages of 6 and
12 months, and one third of
energy needs between 12
and 24 months. Breast milk
is also a critical source of
energy and nutrients during
illness, and reduces mortality
among children who are
malnourished.
Adults who were breastfed
as babies are less likely to
be
overweight/obese.
Children and adolescents
that have been breastfed
perform better in intelligence
tests. Breastfeeding also
contributes to the health and
well-being of mothers; it
reduces the risk of ovarian
and breast cancer and
helps space pregnancies–
exclusive
breastfeeding
of babies under 6 months
has a hormonal effect
which often induces a lack
of menstruation. This is a
natural (though not failsafe) method of birth control
known as the Lactation
Amenorrhoea Method.
Mothers and families need
to be supported for their
children to be optimally
breastfed. Actions that
Families and children in
difficult
circumstances
require special attention
and practical support.
Wherever
possible,
mothers
and
babies
should remain together
and get the support they
need to exercise the most
appropriate feeding option
available. Breastfeeding
remains the preferred mode
of infant feeding in almost
all difficult situations, for
instance:
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premature infants;
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l infants and young children
who are malnourished; and
l families suffering the
consequences of complex
emergencies.
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Kuwait City
uwait authorities arrested
a former liberal cabinet
minister as he attempted to
leave the country Saturday,
after being sentenced to a
week in jail over an article
criticising the government, his
lawyer said.
Saad Al Ajmi, information
minister between 1999-2000,
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dequate
nutrition
during
infancy
is
essential for lifelong health
and wellbeing. Infants
should be exclusively
breastfed for the first
six months of life to
achieve optimal growth,
development and health.
Thereafter, to meet their
evolving
nutritional
requirements,
infants
should receive nutritionally
adequate
and
safe
complementary
foods,
while
continuing
to
breastfeed for up to two
years or more.
Malnutrition is associated
with more than one third of
the global disease burden
for children under five years
of age.
Infant and young child
feeding is a key area to
improve child survival and
promote healthy growth
and development.
The first two years of a
child’s life are particularly
important, as optimal
nutrition
during
this
period lowers morbidity and
mortality, reduces the risk of
chronic disease, and fosters
better development overall.
Optimal breastfeeding is
so critical that it could save
about 800 000 under 5 child
lives every year.
In countries where stunting is
highly prevalent, promotion
of
breastfeeding
and
appropriate complementary
feeding could prevent about
220 000 deaths among
children under 5 years of age.
However, many infants and
children do not receive
optimal feeding.
For example, only about 38
per cent of infants aged 0
to 6 months worldwide are
exclusively breastfed.
Recommendations
have
Cairo
wo headless bodies were
found in a village in
Egypt’s restive North Sinai
region on Saturday, police
said, the latest in a series of
beheadings allegedly carried
out by jihadists.
The bodies of two men,
believed to be civilians in their
30s, were found near the town
Kuwait jails ex-minister
of Sheikh Zuweid.
It was not immediately clear
who had killed them.
Not only, but also
Arthur Macdonald
was detained at the airport as
he, his wife and daughter were
trying to leave for a pilgrimage
in Saudi Arabia.
WINTER STORMS
LASH GAZA STRIP
Two infants dead, emergency declared
Gaza Strip
wo Palestinian babies have
died due to cold weather
in the Gaza Strip, an official
said Saturday, as winter storms
lashed the region.
A two-month-old girl from
the southern Gaza town of
Khan Yunis died on Friday
of “a pulmonary obstruction
caused by the cold,” health
ministry spokesman Ashraf Al
Qudra said.
A one-month-old boy,
also from Khan Yunis, died
on Saturday, he said without
giving further details.
Gaza’s civil defence service
said that dozens of homes in
the coastal territory, already
ravaged by last year’s war
with Israel, were flooded in
the brutal storms that brought
freezing rain and gale-force
winds.
Bank hit by
explosion
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Gaza City
n explosion hit a
Palestinian bank in the
Gaza Strip, destroying an
ATM, witnesses said, but
there were no reports of
injuries.
The Gaza interior ministry
said an investigation had
been opened into the blast
on Friday night at a central
Gaza City branch of the
Bank of Palestine, which
it blamed on “unidentified
persons”. Later in the night
there was an explosion in
the empty Gaza residence
of consensus government
spokesman Ihab Bseiso, who
lives in Ramallah.
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Palestinian Civil Defence workers deliver food to people stranded after their homes were flooded following heavy rainfall in
the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.
Worst hit was the southern
town of Rafah, on the Egyptian
border.
“After heavy rainfall houses
were flooded to a depth of one
metre (and) in places one and
a half metres,” a spokesman
said, adding that occupants
were evacuated to schools.
The West Bank-based
Palestinian
Authority
declared a state of emergency
throughout the Palestinian
Territories. (AFP)
Iran-backed militias getting US weapons
Baghdad
S weapons intended
for Iraq’s beleaguered
military are winding up in the
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Wrong way
driver to be
deported
Kuwait City
uwait is to deport an Asian
expatriate after Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister
of Interior Shaikh Mohammad
Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah
stopped him for driving the
wrong way on a busy road.
The minister was on his
way to mosque for the Friday
prayers when he spotted the
driver’s recklessness, who
posed high risk to himself and
to other drivers, the interior
ministry statement said.
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possession of the country’s
Shia militias, according to
lawmakers and senior officials
in the Obama administration.
These sources say that the
Baghdad government, which
was granted $1.2 billion in
training and equipment aid
in the omnibus spending bill
passed last month, is turning
hardware over to militias that
are heavily influenced by Iran.
Result of snoring
Saudi records 33,900 divorces in 2014
Riyadh
audi Arabia recorded more
than 33,900 divorce cases
in 2014, nearly triple marriages
and much higher than in 2013,
according to official data.
The Western towns of
Jeddah, Makkah and Taif
maintained their position as
having the highest number
of divorce cases in 2014, the
justice ministry said in a report
published by the Saudi Arabic
language daily Arar.
“There were 33,954 divorce
cases in the Kingdom in 2014,
nearly triple the marriage cases
which stood at 11,818,” the
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report said.
It showed divorces in 2014
were nearly 32 per cent higher
than in 2013, when they stood
at 25,583 cases.
A breakdown showed there
were 9,954 divorce cases in
Makkah, 5,302 in Jeddah and
1,459 in Taif, with the three
cities accounting for almost half
the total divorce cases.
Nearly 80 per cent of the
divorces in Saudi Arabia are a
result of snoring by husbands
and the widespread Misyar
marriage, the influence of
western culture, according to
the report.
Confused –
eat a tomato
I
am getting a little bit concerned about the state of
economics given that it has just been announced that a
month before the start of the current financial crisis, the
Bank of England was apparently totally unaware of the
impending danger.
The UK’s central bank last week published minutes of
top-secret meetings of its governing body, between 2007 and
2009.
In the period from when the storm clouds were already
appearing in the economic skies,until the collapse of Lehman
Brothers, it would appear the bank was blissfully unaware
of the impending global financial collapse and only vaguely
aware that some of the leading financial institutions which is
oversaw were a bit short on the liquidity front.
Interesting, when all hell was about to break loose and
land the world in its longest ever recession of modern times
the minutes show that in July 2007, the bank’s board was
spending its time discussing staff pensions, open days and
new members for the Monetary Policy Committee.
Now what worries me about this is not that they were more
concerned about pensions and who gets to sit on the board
next than the fact that we were facing a global collapse that
would cost millions of people their jobs and savings, but just
how unaware of reality they were.
What really bothers me is that in the seven years since
there would appear to be little suggestion they have learned
anything.
Here we have an institution with more facts and economic
statistics at their beck and call than you could shake a stick at,
employing some of the finest brain’s in the country yet they
clearly could not see the wood for the trees - and still can’t.
They were clearly not short of knowledge about the
situation.
There is an old saying about the difference between
knowledge and wisdom which says that the first is being
aware that a tomato is a fruit while the second relies on you
knowing not to put tomatoes in a fruit salad.
As far as I can see, the people who are meant to look
after the UK economic system are still shovelling cream on
tomatoes and serving this as a sweet.
This strikes me as a fairly global problem because none
of the experts seem to have much of an idea about what is
going on either.
I do not expect financial experts and economists to get
everything right all of the time but I do expect a bit more
accuracy than we have seen in recent years.
None of the major financial institutions which either went
bust or had to be bailed out had anything short of an AA
rating which rather calls into account the entire methodology
of rating agencies.
Yet I have yet to read anywhere of a major overhaul of how
credit rating is calculated.
At the time the Bank of England’s governor, Mervyn King,
was arguing that the bank’s main purpose was monetary
policy, rather than financial stability.
Now is it just me that is confused about this. Can someone
tell me how you manage an economy while ignoring stability?
More recently, how come no one noticed that the price of
oil was about to collapse in the space of six months.
A bit of a slip would be explainable but why the price has
halved without anyone predicting it remains a mystery, not
least as no one is predicting a recovery to a level that seemed
acceptable as recently as June.
Still I suppose we can all breathe a sigh of relief that at least
now the economic system is stable and growing.
It must me. Investment bankers are all getting multi-millio
dollar bonuses again so everything must be OK.
(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the policy or position of this newspaper.)
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.
The statement that the
banks will be free from
interference essentially
seeks to protect commercial decision-making
from political interference
- RBI Governor
Raghuram Rajan
IS forced into defence mode
Baghdad
slamic State jihadists are
having to spend more effort
defending key supply lines in
Iraq due to US-led air strikes
and pressure from local
forces, the Pentagon said.
The IS group’s supply routes
into Iraq from neighbouring
Syria have become a central
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Syria car
bombs kill
16: monitor
Beirut
ar bombs killed at least
16 people, most of them
civilians, when they targeted
Al-Qaeda and Kurdish fighters
Saturday in Syria’s northern
province of Aleppo, a monitor
said.
The first bomb hit a
checkpoint
manned
by
fighters from Al-Nusra Front,
Al-Qaeda’s Syria franchise,
killing 12 people, said the head
of the Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights, Rami
Abdel Rahman. The second
bomb detonated less than 30
kilometres (18 miles) away at
a checkpoint held by Kurdish
fighters, killing four people,
two of them being civilians.
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IS kills 26
in surprise
attack
Beirut
ilitants from the Islamic
State jihadist group
launched a surprise attack on
Kurdish forces in the Gwer
area of north Iraq, killing 26,
security officials said Saturday.
The militants crossed
the Zab river by boat and
occupied Gwer -- some
40 kilometres (25 miles)
southwest
of
Kurdish
regional capital Arbil -- for
about an hour before being
pushed back, the officials
said.
The 26 people killed were
members of the Kurdish
asayesh security forces.
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focus of combat, with Iraqi
government and Kurdish
forces -- along with coalition
warplanes -- seeking to
disrupt and cut off the
militants’ access to weapons
and equipment, spokesman
Rear Admiral John Kirby told
reporters.
“They’re trying to protect
what they can hold onto
now, and... also we’re seeing
them put a lot more emphasis
on protecting their lines of
communications,” Kirby said.
“That’s where they’re putting
their energy.”
After nearly 1,700 air raids
by US-led forces since August
8, the IS group’s advance has
been halted for the most part
but the jihadists have held
on to much of the territory
they seized in Syria and Iraq
last year.
US officials say the Iraqi
government army is being
trained and armed to stage a
major counter-offensive later
in 2015. (AFP)
Caring and sharing
KERRY, OMAN
SULTAN IN TALKS
Munich
S Secretary of State John
Kerry flew into Munich
on Saturday and met with
Oman’s ailing Sultan Qaboos.
State
Department
spokeswoman Jen Psaki said
the purpose of the private
meeting was “to express his
gratitude for their longstanding
and strong relationship.”
The sultan has not returned
to Oman since travelling
overseas for medical tests six
months ago for suspected
cancer, stirring fears over
stability in his Gulf country.
Kerry was only accompanied
by one aide for the private
talks, with the small number
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Kerry arrives in Munich.
of reporters travelling with the
top US diplomat en route for
India barred from access or
from photographing the event.
Qaboos, who has been on the
throne for 44 years, travelled to
Egypt doubling
buffer zone width
Cairo
ours after the governor of
North Sinai declared that
the only way to put an end to
terror in Sinai is to completely
raze the Egyptian side of Rafah,
Egypt began work on doubling
the width of a buffer zone along
the border with Gaza, AFP
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reported.
The buffer was initially
planned to be 500 meters wide,
but is now being expanded by
another 500 meters.
“We have started evacuating
the residents... but no houses
have been demolished so
far,” one said. The decision
on the buffer zone was made
following two deadly attacks.
Germany in July for medical
tests, with one diplomat saying
he is suffering from colon
cancer. Since then, he has
made only one appearance, in
a brief video that was broadcast
on national television on
November 5.
In it, a visibly weakened
Qaboos spoke of what he
called the “good results” of his
treatment, but added that his
condition requires monitoring.
Oman played a key role
in bringing Tehran back to
the negotiating table over its
suspect nuclear program, by
hosting secret talks between the
US and Iran in 2012 and 2013.
(AFP)
Eight killed in
two bombings
Baghdad
Iraqi authorities say two separate bombings on commercial
streets have killed eight people in and around Baghdad.
Police officials say a bomb
exploded at a wholesale market in Baghdad’s western district of Baiyaa, killing five people and wounding 11 others.
Another blast inside on a commercial street killed three.
Girl killed by
reversing car
Sharjah
three–year-old girl was
crushed to death when her
brother accidentally ran her
over while reversing his car at
home in Sharjah, an official at
Sharjah Police said.
The accident happened on
Friday afternoon at the family
house in Sha’bayat Howeidn in
Al Dhaid area of Sharjah.
It is understood that the
toddler was playing outside
the garage, and her brother did
not notice that the toddler was
behind the car and reversed
over her.
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Hamas denies reports
Meshaal was expelled
Dubai
Palestinian Islamist group
Hamas on Tuesday denied
reports that its leader Khaled
Meshaal has been expelled
from Qatar.
“There is no truth to what
some media outlets have published over the departure by
brother Khaled Meshaal from
Doha,” Hamas official Ezzat Al
Rishq said.
UN to host Libya
talks in Geneva
Benghazi
The United Nations announced
on Saturday that a new round
of peace talks in Geneva next
week between Libya’s warring
factions.
“This dialogue is an important
opportunity for the Libyans
to restore stability that should
not be missed,” the UN mission
in Libya said.
The thin line
A chit-chat that sparked $5,320 fine!
Istanbul
urkey’s increasingly stringent
television
watchdog
has fined a national private
channel over a show where the
characters discussed the merits
of strawberry-flavoured birth
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control measures, the Hurriyet
daily reported Saturday.
TV 2 was fined 12,353 Turkish
lira ($5,320) for broadcasting
the segment from the Frenchproduced comedy sketch
show “Vous Les Femmes”,
which in Turkish is broadcast
as “Ah Biz Kadinlar” and in
English-speaking countries as
“Women!”.
Turkey’s Radio and Television
Supreme Council (RTUK) has
also slapped the same 12,353
Turkish lira fine on two Turkish
subscription channels -- one for
broadcasting a movie scene with
a naked man and woman and
the other for a scene where a
man had sex with two women,
Picture for representation purpose.
Hurriyet said. (AFP)
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Vitol Bahrain
in deal with
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
itol Bahrain, part of
the Vitol Group a
multinational energy trading
company, will supply 30 per
cent of Ethiopia’s import of
diesel and benzene starting
from this month, the Ethiopian
Petroleum Supply Enterprise
announced.
The contract was given to
the company that won the
bid for the importation of the
products for the coming year,
Demelash Alemu, Adviser to
the CEO of the Enterprise said.
The drop in the price of oil
globally, benefited Ethiopia,
as Demelash said. The nation
has managed to save more
than $103 because of the
price decline over the past six
months.
The nation saved this
amount of money in spite of the
increase in the consumption of
oil nationally by 8pc compared
to the previous year.
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Community college
should be free for those
willing to work for it
because, in America, a
quality education should
not be a privilege that is
reserved for a few
- The US President
Barack Obama
RUSSIA SUFFERS
ANOTHER BLOW
Fitch cuts rating to ‘BBB minus’
Moscow
itch Ratings cut Russia’s credit grade
Friday to just one notch above junk
level, saying plunging oil prices and
Western sanctions will force a four per
cent economic contraction this year.
Fitch lowered its rating for Russian
government debt by one step to BBB-,
the lowest possible investment grade, and
added a negative outlook on the rating.
“The economic outlook has deteriorated
significantly since mid-2014 following
sharp falls in the oil price and the ruble,
coupled with a steep rise in interest rates,”
Fitch said.
The agency said that had forced it to cut
its forecast for the Russian economy this
year to a 4.0pc contraction, compared with
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Moody’s downgrades
Tesco rating to junk
London
OODY’S
Investor
Service
has
downgraded its investment
rating for Tesco to “junk”,
despite investors responding
positively to moves to revive
the troubled supermarket
group’s performance.
The influential credit
ratings agency said structural
change in the UK grocery industry, which has seen discounters
Lidl and Aldi grow market share at the expensive of the “big four”
chains, will continue to affect Tesco’s performance.
This is despite the share price rallying in response to measures
announced by chief executive Dave Lewis to cut costs, boost
performance and shore up the balance sheet.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin
its previous forecast of a 1.5pc contraction
and growth of 0.6pc in 2014.
“Growth may not return until 2017,” the
NTCC gets Etihad
residence contract
Abu Dhabi
Etihad Rail, the developer and
operator of the UAE’s national railway network, Saturday
announced the contract for
design and build of employee
residences in Mirfa has been
awarded to National Transport
& Contracting Company
(NTCC), a building company
operating Abu Dhabi, as part
of Etihad Rail’s contribution to economic growth in
the Western Region. Work on
accommodation facility was
expected to be completed in
the second half of 2016.
agency warned.
Fitch said it was assuming that the price
of crude oil, a major source of government
income, would average $70 a barrel,
well above the $50 level the Brent global
benchmark traded at in London Friday.
It also said that with the ruble still
weakening, and sanctions blocking access
to global capital markets, Russia banks
could suffer more and the government will
be challenged to further support them. On the other hand, the government
still merited an investment-grade rating
because it has a low level of debt and solid,
if deteriorating, foreign assets.
The longer sanctions remain in place,
Fitch said, these positive attributes could
be eroded. (AFP)
Mumbai
ndia’s foreign exchange
reserves fell by $471 million
to $319.23 billion for the week
ended Jan 2, Reserve Bank of
India (RBI) data showed.
In the previous week (Dec
26) the reserves had decreased
by $287.5m to $319.71bn.
According to the RBI’s
weekly statistical supplement,
foreign currency assets, the
biggest component of the forex
reserves, declined by $863m at
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82% of coal reserves should remain buried
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that 82 per cent of the current known
coal cannot be burnt in order to comply
with the touted maximum 2⁰C increase
in global temperatures up to 2050.
The study breaks down resources into
geo-political blocks and suggests that
90pc or more of US and Australian coal
should not be burned.
85pc of African coal should remain
buried with India and China only
Moscow
oscow may ask for early
payment on its three
billion dollar loan to Ukraine,
Russian Finance Minister
Anton Siluanov said Saturday,
accusing Kiev of violating loan
conditions.
“Ukraine has violated
the conditions of this loan,
specifically that Ukraine’s
public debt does not surpass
60 per cent of its GDP,” the
minister told Russian news
agencies.
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India’s foreign reserves
down by $471m: RBI
Dark truth
London
esearchers
from
University
College London have conducted
a study into the exact proportion of
current discovered fossil fuels that can
be burned to keep to a UN agreement
to restrict climate change to a 2⁰C
increase.
The research, which has been
published in Nature magazine, suggests
Moscow
may
demand
payment
recommended to extract and use one
third of their available coal resources to
minimise climate change.
The study took into account the
impact of carbon capture technologies
on minimising emissions but concluded
that such technologies would only have
a “relatively modest effect” due to the
high costs of implementation and the
late introduction to the industry.
$294.53bn in the week under
review.
The foreign currency assets
had lost $271m at $295.39bn in
the previous week (Dec 26).
India’s reserve position with
the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) in the week ended
Jan 2 fell by $0.2m and stood
at $1.13bn. The value of special
drawing rights (SDRs) was lower
by $0.7m in the week under
review at $4.18bn. Gold reserves
for the week under review grew
by $392m at $19.37bn. The
bullion was static at $18.98bn in
the previous week (Dec 26).
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BUSINESS
SUKUK READY
FOR TAKE-OFF
New investment opportunity
Revamp employees
assessment: RBI
Kolkata
ndia’s state-owned banks need to revamp
the process by which they determine
employees’ performance for better utilisation of talent, a
deputy governor of the central bank said on Saturday.
“Currently, the PAS (performance appraisal system) makes
no meaningful distinction between individuals for identifying
or deploying talent, skill and/or specialisation; nor does it
guide determining compensation,” said Reserve Bank of
India (RBI) Deputy Governor R Gandhi.
I
Manama
nvestors can now directly subscribe the
Government Islamic Lease Securities
(Sukuk) from the primary market through
registered brokers starting Sunday, said
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) in a statement.
The listing of the issuance is expected
to take place on the January 25, 2015, with
subscribing process allowed to continued
until Wednesday.
The move, following an invitation
announced by the Central Bank of Bahrain
(CBB)) is applicable to Sukuk that has
been issued by the CBB on behalf of the
Government of Bahrain through registered
brokers at Bahrain Bourse. Thereafter the
investors will be able to trade the securities
in the secondary market at BHB.
The statement said that the BD100
million securities will be issued at a par
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2.6667
3.198
171.5266
205.2967
16.8067
21.5424
36563.0713
322.5806
373.3419
9.7371
299.386
121.9512
274.1935
3.5804
87.0322
3.2776
3.4317
2.2722
2.727
1.7709
6.2212
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9.7561
9.6899
0.7855
1.0272
19.685
1.8868
4227.7935
22.8311
591.716
913.3254
28.8184
2.6483
3.075
163.9344
194.1371
15.9236
20.0723
31397.1743
300.3003
321.6975
9.1158
247.5143
114.9425
256.6037
3.4928
85.4701
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2.6288
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9.7276
9.6348
0.7764
1.0204
18.5874
1.8636
3816.3569
20.9205
420.1681
542.0348
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0.3770
0.5732
0.3734
0.3178
KUWAIT
0.2855
33.8689
0.2828
0.2407
OMAN
0.3849
0.3886
0.3812
0.3245
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3.6420
3.6770
3.6074
3.0700
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3.6730
3.7083
3.6381
3.0962
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3.7500
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3.1611
Islamic lease securities (Ijara Sukuk) are
instruments representing assets owned
by the Government.
value of BD1 each on 19 January 2015 for
a period of 10 years ending on 19 January
2025.
The returns (rent) on these securities
will be paid every six months on 19 January
and 19 July every year throughout the
period of this issue. The annual rate of
return will be 5.50 per cent.
BHB also said it has decided to exempt
Federal court rejects
BP Gulf oil spill appeal
New Orleans
federal appeals court has
refused to reconsider its
2014 ruling that BP cannot
avoid federal penalties for the
2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
by blaming another company’s
failed equipment.
The 5th US Circuit Court
of Appeals voted 7-6 against a
rehearing. The court released
its ruling Friday.
BP was majority owner of
the Macondo well, where the
leased Deepwater Horizon rig
exploded. BP and minority
partner Anadarko had argued
they should not face federal
Clean Water Act penalties
because the oil leaked not
directly from the well but from
the broken underwater riser
A
that had connected the well to
the rig owned by Transocean
Ltd. A district judge and the
appeals court disagreed.
A trial is set for later this
month to determine Clean
Water Act penalties. US
District Judge Carl Barbier
already has found that the
Setting standards
oil giant acted with “gross
negligence” in the tragedy, a
ruling that could mean some
$18 billion in Clean Water
Act penalties. Other factors
include disputed estimates of
how much oil spewed into the
Gulf before the Macondo well
was capped.
Cyprus
defends
closure
Nicosia
yprus
defended
on
Saturday the decision
to halt flights by its national
carrier, calling the closure of
debt-laden Cyprus Airways
“unavoidable”, as pilots vowed
action against the government.
Government spokesman
Nicos Christodoulides told
state radio that authorities had
tried to rescue the stricken
carrier, but that its problems
were “long standing” and
irreversible. The 68-year-old Cyprus
Airways made its last flight on
Friday night from Athens to its
home base of Larnaca on the
island’s south coast after EU
regulators ordered Cyprus to
recover illegal state aid granted
to the airline.
Manama
ater
proofing
and
heat
insulation
service provider, Mercury
Contracting Centre W.L.L.,
Saturday said it received ISO
9001:2008 Certification for the
Quality Management System
established in the company.
The certificate was awarded
following an audit conducted
by Bureau Veritas.
Commenting
on
the
achievement, CEO of Mercury
Contracting Centre, Adel
Saleh Jamsheer extended his
gratitude to Jafcon Consultants
for Productivity Improvement
and Tamkeen for the support
provided.
Principal Consultant of
Jafcon Consultants, Thomas
Abraham and Certification
Manager of Bureau Veritas
Mohsin Baig congratulated the
company on the achievement.
Tehran
ran’s President Hassan Rouhani,
flanked by Venezuelan counterpart
Nicolas Maduro,vowed Saturday to
“neutralise” the threat posed to both
countries by plummeting oil prices, in a
barely veiled broadside at Saudi Arabia.
OPEC members Iran and Venezuela
are reeling from a slide in the cost of
crude to around $50 per barrel from $100
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Rouhani (L) shakes hands with Maduro after reviewing
the honour guard at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran.
Khullar NITI
Aayog’s CEO
New Delhi
ormer
Planning
Commission
Secretary
Sindhushree Khullar was
appointed as Chief Executive
Officer of the newly formed
NITI Aayog.
Khullar, a retired IAS officer,
has been appointed on contract
basis for a period of one year
from January 1, 2015, an order
issued by the Department of
Personnel and Training said.
Khullar, a 1995 batch UT
cadre IAS officer, had taken
over as Secretary Planning
Commission in April 2012.
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ISO certification for Mercury contracting
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Iran, Venezuela to battle oil price
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the charges related to account opening for
purchasing government Sukuk issued by
CBB during January of 2015.
Minimum subscription amount will
be BD500 (500 sukuk) and minimum
allotment will be 10,000 sukuk per
subscriber applying for an amount of BHD
10,000 and above. The remaining quantity
will be allocated on pro rata bases.
BUSINESS
Sunday, January 11, 2015
just six months ago, a precipitous fall that
is straining their budgets.
Losses
accelerated
after
the
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting
Countries cartel, of which Iran and
Venezuela are founders, chose late last
year not to cut output despite lower prices
and oversupply.
“Without doubt, cooperation of
countries that are on the same line in
OPEC can neutralise the plans of some
powers who are against OPEC, stabilising
a reasonable price for oil in 2015,”
Rouhani said.
Maduro arrived in Tehran late Friday,
accompanied by his ministers for oil,
foreign affairs, finance and industry,
plus Venezuela’s Central Bank chief, on
what Iranian state media said would be a
24-hour trip.
SAMARAS VOWS
TO REDUCE TAX
Changing tactics
Athens
reek Prime Minister
Antonis Samaras on
Saturday vowed to pursue
reforms while gradually
lowering taxes as central planks
of a programme he hopes will
secure victory in January 25
elections.
“Our national plan ... in 20152021 includes reforms to boost
growth and competitiveness,”
the prime minister of the
centre-right coalition told
hundreds of ministers and
G
Electronics show
Las Vegas
Rob Lever / Sophie Estienne/ Glenn
Chapman
supporters of his conservative
New Democracy party.
Previous interruptions to
that reform programme were
due to cleaning up the public
sector and to aid investment
and competitiveness, he said..
Samaras and his party are
running behind leftist leader
Alexis Tsipras and his radical
Syriza party in the opinion
polls, ahead of the snap
parliamentary elections.
“It is a Greece of growth and
not of populism which is going
to prevail,” he said.
EU forecasts from November
tip the Greek economy to grow
by 2.9 per cent in 2015. (AFP)
Drones, 4K TVs rule Las Vegas
D
rones, wearable computing and
enormous, immersive TVs were
in the spotlight at the 2015 Consumer
Electronics Show which wrapped up
Friday in Las Vegas.
Another big draw was the auto
industry’s newest connected cars that
can be virtually autonomous, and quirky
alternative transportation solutions such as
scooters and Segway-like vehicles.
Smaller items ranging from the $5 “selfie
stick” to the $6,000 Tonino Lamborghini
smartphone also drew interest at the
massive technology event.
“Drones were very big, they were
everywhere. It was almost like being in an
airport,” said Roger Kay of the consultancy
Endpoint Technologies Associates.
Kay said he was impressed with the array of
televisions which promise a more realistic picture with “4K”
resolution, which have now become affordable enough to
allow many consumers to upgrade.
“Samsung’s 103-inch bendable display was astounding to
look at,” Kay said. “Curved displays were a huge thing.”
Samsung caused a buzz by announcing it will open its
smart television platform to outside developers and rival
manufacturers in a bid to be the de facto standard. But
Google’s rival Android TV also gain adopters.
Wearables, wearables
Wearable technology was seen in just about every size and
shape imaginable -- in shirts, socks, shoes, bras, jewellery,
One-cent
sold for
$2.35 million
Dallas
US one-cent piece dating
to 1793 has sold at auction
for $2.35 million. Dallasbased Heritage Auctions said
the penny sold at auction in
Orlando, Florida. The penny
is known as a “chain cent”
because the design on the
back is a chain with 13 linking
rings symbolizing the unity of
the original 13 colonies. The
copper cent is rare because the
design was changed soon after
production started in March
1793.
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headgear, for fitness and health, medical
monitoring and for keeping tabs on
children and pets.
The Consumer Electronics Association,
which organizes the annual show, projected
that US wearable unit sales will reach
30.9 million units, up 61 per cent, and
generate $5.1 billion in revenue in 2015
-- a 133pc increase. Music in the air
Music was an area seeing new
innovation, especially in areas to boost the
quality of audio for smartphones and tablets.
High-resolution audio was in focus with
Sony’s $1,200 luxury version of its oncehip Walkman portable music player, and
others unveiled sophisticated wireless
earbuds, and technology for 360-degree
or 3D sound. Mobile phones that were once stars of
the annual CES gadget extravaganza took
a back seat to other unveilings but one which
drew attention was the powerful and sleek LG G Flex 2 with a
curved screen and self-healing back cover.
Intel enters picturew
Wearables did get a major boost with Intel’s announcement
of a new button-sized device called Curie and a software
platform for the myriad of connected devices.
The move suggests Intel, which lagged in mobile
chips, wants a stake in the fast-growing world of the
Internet of Things, in which some 50 billion devices will have
connectivity in the coming years.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
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Shamel Sharaf
Sacred Heart School
R.Rithish
The Indian School
Sharks rule the pool!
Gopika Gopakumar
The Indian School
O
Many many happy returns of the day!
non (K
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Aarya
ichu)
Hi Kids,
Is your birthday due? Do you want to see your picture
here? Send your name and date of birth along with your
picture to [email protected] Together let’s celebrate!
n the weekend of 11-13 December a group of fourteen
St Chris Swim Squad members (the St Chris Sharks)
travelled to Doha to compete in a gruelling three day
swimming competition hosted by H2O. The event started
with 800m freestyle in which Yaseen Le Falher gained
fourth place, Roma Vrijhof came in the ninth position,
with Farah Van Der Kooi winning the bronze.
The highlight of day two was under 11 girls winning the
freestyle relay. Day three was also equally exciting.
The climax of the whole event was the freestyle relay
in which Yaseen le Falher, Shane McCarthy and Quentin
Botha competed, which in turn secured them a bronze
medal.
By the weekend, Sharks bagged 77 medals (27 gold, 27
silver and 23 bronze). This in turn, placed St Chris second
overall. Asma Le Falher won the high points trophy for the
9 and under age group, Louise Leijonberg won the trophy
for the 14-15 age category, Cheyma Le Falher came second
in the 16 and over age group and Farah Van Der Kooi
came third in the 10-11 age category.
Short story
O
ne day, a man climbed up a tree. On climbing he did not realise how tall the tree was,
reaching the top, as he looked down, he knew
that climbing down from the tree would be a
task. He could not think of any way of getting
down without injuring himself seriously.
He asked the people who were passing by to
help him. None could think of a safe solution. The
man remained stuck on top of the tree and people
gathered under it.
Just then, Mulla Nasruddin, took a notice at the gathering and
enquired the issue.
“Oh!” Nasruddin said, “I’ll get him down in no time.” He took a
long rope and threw one end of it up to the man telling him to tie
the rope around his waist.
Everyone wondered what Nasruddin’s plan was.
When asked, Nasruddin replied, “Just leave it to
me. It’s a fool proof plan.”
When the man on the tree had tied the rope tightly around his waist, Nasruddin pulled the rope
forcefully. As soon as Nasruddin did this, the man
fell down from the tree and got hurt badly. The
bystanders were shocked at this. They turned to
Nasruddin and asked, “What were you thinking? What
kind of a silly plan was that?”
Nasruddin replied, “Well, once I did exactly the same thing and
saved someone’s life.”
One man asked him, “Is that true?”
“Absolutely!” replied Nasruddin, “The only thing I cannot remember is whether I saved him from a tree or from a well.”
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
The Committee of Entrepreneurs of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) headed by board member Mohammed Fakhro has submitted its recommendations in light of the consultative meeting it held in November 2014. The
meeting, attended by more than 350 entrepreneurs and representatives from relevant authorities, resulted in the identification of the sectors’ challenges and the proposal of a number of feasible solutions.
P r e m i e r ’ s
Court
Assistant
Undersecretary
for
Information
and Follow-up, Dr.
Ibrahim bin Khalifa
Al Dosary has
received Bahraini
writer, Wijdan Fahd
who presented a
copy of her new
book titled ‘Media
Leadership.’ Dr. Al
Dosary hailed the
author’s
efforts
to create media
awareness which
plays a fundamental role in building
modern nations.
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Royal Bahrain Hospital (RBH) Medex- part of KIMS Medical Group, in collaboration with AXA insurance, has conducted several diabetes awareness camps at
popular spots across the Kingdom. The diabetes camps featured several educational talks and consultations, in addition to offering free diabetes screening
tests which were conducted by the medical staff of RBH Medex.
WMC Toastmasters’ Club has held its 275th meeting at Crowne Plaza Hotel. Renowned motivational trainer, Dr.Terry O’Brien conducted a special session on the occasion.
Academician Dr. Terry O’ Brien has addressed the staff and class IX students of the Asian School at a motivational session. In the teachers’ session, he stressed the importance of motivating students by analysing their view point and making them think ‘out of the box’. In students’ session, he interacted with students.
B a h r a i n
Schools Expo
2015
was
concluded
yesterday on
a high note.
About 5000
people visited
the
threeday
long
expo. Batelco
provided free
gifts for the
audience, in
addition to a
raffle draw on
the last day.
Bharathi
Association
has celebrated Pongal,
the harvest festival
of Tamil Nadu at the
Indian Club premises.
Indian Rajya Sabha MP
Manishankar Iyer was
the guest of honour.
Indian Embassy officials,
Balu Ramani, Pramod
Kumar Sharma and Ram
Singh, President of the
Bharathi
Association,
Abdul Qaiyum, Founder
of Bharathi Association,
Mohamed Hussain Malim
and Indian Club President
Anand Lobo were present
on the occasion.
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Edinburgh
cottish actor, James McAvoy, broke down in tears and
lied to film producers about a hideous car accident to get
out of an awkward audition for a movie role.
The Last King of Scotland star was given the task of
learning how to play several songs on the guitar for a
potential part, but his preparation was so poor he had not
mastered the tracks by the time of the tryout.
When it came to MCAvoy’s turn to perform for producers,
he was so terrified of embarrassing himself that he made up
a tall story about a pal being involved in a car crash and fled
the studio.
2007’s critically acclaimed Atonement earned
him a Golden Globe Award nomination and
his second BAFTA nomination.
S
AMANDA
PEET
Manhattan
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January 11, 1972
American
actress
and
playwright who appeared in film,
stage and television, started her
career in television commercials,
and progressed to small roles on
TV, before her debut in Animal
Room, 1995.
Featured roles in films such as
the 2000 comedy film The Whole
Nine Yards brought her wider
recognition.
Peet made her play writing
debut with the new play The
Commons of Pensacola, starring
Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica
Parker.
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
secures 11 BAFTA nominations
London
he Grand Budapest Hotel has received 11
nominations, followed by Birdman and The
Theory of Everything, which got nominated in
10 categories each in the 68th edition of British
Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
awards.
The movie with the maximum nominations,
finds a spot in nominations for Best Film,
Director and Original Screenplay (Wes
Anderson), Original Music, Cinematography,
Editing, Production Design, Costume Design,
Makeup and Hair and Sound. Ralph Fiennes is
T
riends, super successful television sitcom, premiered more than 20 years ago
was aired for a decade. But it still seems fresh today, says Matt LeBlanc – well,
except for one little thing.
“The only thing that dates the show is when someone makes a phone call, you see
them pull the antenna on the phone,” the actor, 47, joked.
Apart from that its pretty ‘timeless’ says Joey of ‘Friends’.
Los Angeles
ctress Cameron Diaz is said to have “found true happiness”
after her marriage with Benji Madden, which took place
earlier this month.
The duo, who got married after just seven months of dating,
wanted their nuptials to be romantic despite having a starstudded ceremony at the Sex Tape star’s lavish mansion in
Beverly Hills.
Friends closely related to the couple says, Cameron, who has
been happily single for a while has fallen in Love and is ‘truly
happy’ with her prince.
A
Sydney
ormer Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr, who’s currently single, advises
against getting intense on a first date because she finds it is better to first
go out with a number of potential suitors to keep your options open. The
31-year-old is currently single with her four-year-old son Flynn.
“If you are not sleeping with someone, then I think it’s okay to go on a date
with this one and that one,” she told. Her philosophy being, not to move in
fast with someone, because energetically, she says, women get attached fast.
Thus she advises to go on a few dates and see if it’s right to get attached.
She confesses she isn’t looking for a relationship soon as her priority at the moment
is her son.
Lopez mortified by ‘intense’ scenes
A
Los Angeles
he 47-year-old Paddington actress, Nicole Kidman, says she has
hosted parties with snakes in the past, but avoided them last
Halloween since it would have scared her children.
The Academy Award winning actress, who has children Sunday,
Isabella, Faith and Connor finds it interesting to touch the
slippery serpents so much so that she enjoys hosting events and
inviting plenty of the legless creatures along.
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yourself!
Through our Celeb pages we’ve introduced
you to the world of glitz and glamour, In &
Out! So lets see how much you know about
the stars in limelight!
Clue: The bubbly lovable and totally
adorable Aditi, credited for her happy and
smiling face.
New York
stellar singer as well as an accomplished actress, Jennifer Lopez, who has
starred opposite some of Bollywood’s leading men, including Matthew
McConaughey and George Clooney, over her career, shyly confesses that scenes
in her new flick were quite embarrassing to deliver. Her latest film, The Boy Next
Door, is a sexy thriller about a divorcee falling for her mysterious neighbour. The
role required Jennifer to get intimate with co-star Ryan Guzman.
“Those scenes are embarrassing. But your job as an actress is to make it
believable and this movie in
particular… hinges on if that was believable,
that it was enough to
make this guy go insane,” she said.
nominated for Leading Actor.
Indian film, The Lunchbox, starring Nimrat
Kaur and Irrfan Khan, is competing with
Polish-Danish drama film Ida, Russian drama
Leviathan, Brazilian-British adventure drama
thriller film Trash, and Belgian drama Two
Days, One Night in the ‘Film Not in the English
Language’ category, according to the official
BAFTA website.
Friends is ‘Timeless’
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Revealing Diva
Rani Mukherji
The Queen of Bollywood, through her successful
acting career has become one of the high-profile
celebrities in India, winning several awards, including
seven Filmfares.
She started her acting as a teenager with her
father’s Bengali films and later was spotted in Amir
Khan starrer Ghulam in 1998. Kuch Kuch Hota
Hai, directorial debut of Karan Johan, proved a
breakthrough for Mukerji.
London
The Theory of Everything actor, Eddie Redmayne,
who has been nominated for Best Actor for his
performance as Professor Stephen Hawking,
exchanged wedding vows with his long-term
girlfriend, Hannah Bagshawe, just before Christmas
in Somerset, south west England.
“My job, or one of my jobs, was to find the venue
and I made sure the place where we were having
the reception was next to the chapel so when
she didn’t turn up on time I could say, ‘Wait.
We’re coming’, She was a good half-hour
late. Everyone else was really stressed but I
was kind of relaxed knowing that she’d
never been on time for pretty much
anything in her life,” he said.
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
HA HA...HEE HEE...HO HO...!
by John Graziano
CROSSWORD
Across
1- Getting ___ years; 5- Dog biters; 10- German Mister; 14Yield; 15- Release; 16- Auction site; 17- Biblical pronoun;
18- Charge too high a price; 20- Challenges; 22- Good
for the thyroid?; 23- Cream cake; 25- Siamese sound; 26Like much spam; 27- A collection of articles; 28- “Dancing
Queen” group; 32- Numbered rds.; 33- In a fitting way; 35American football measure; 36- Scram!; 37- Back muscle,
briefly; 38- ___ kwon do; 39- Periods of history; 41- Chip
dip; 43- Take ___ from me; 44- Repudiate; 45- Up to, briefly;
46- Gnawing animal; 48- Sports figure; 50- Like some nights;
51- Shred; 54- Steeple; 55- On the floor of the ocean; 57- It’s
a gas; 61- Shrinking sea; 62- Disney mermaid; 63- Winglike
parts; 64- Hard to find; 65- Championship; 66- Hoist;
What did the duck say when he
bought lipstick?
“Put it on my bill.”
In a Catholic school cafeteria, a nun
places a note in front of a pile of apples, “Only take one. God is watching.”
Further down the line is a pile of cookies, a little boy makes his own note,
“Take all you want. God is watching
the apples.”
A gummy bear
1- Fall mo.; 2- O.T. book; 3- Ox tail?; 4- Teases; 5- State in the
SE United States; 6- Crowbar; 7- French summers; 8- Cabinet
dept.; 9- Organized group; 10- Progress; 11- Spanish river;
12- Prego competitor; 13- Deli breads; 19- Boo follower;
21- Small battery size; 23- Complete; 24- King Minos, for
one; 25- Thaws; 26- Exhorted; 27- Play for time; 29- Pound
steadily; 30- Intellectual; 31- Skilled; 34- Braid; 40- Normal
contraction of the heart; 41- Ogle; 42- Item; 43- Situated
near the kidneys; 47- Implement used when rowing a boat;
49- Shamus; 50- Sales pitch; 51- Boris Godunov, for one; 52Ambience; 53- Skier’s transport; 54- Bad mood; 56- Former
Bush spokesman Fleischer; 58- Lilly of pharmaceuticals; 59Stumblebum; 60- After taxes;
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New scientific or archaeological discoveries could temporarily shake your faith in your
spiritual path, Aries. You may suddenly
doubt something you’ve always accepted. This could propel you to study,
primarily to reaffirm your faith.
LEO
20th July - 20th Aug
An unexpected development
might interfere with your
plans to attend a social event,
group activity, or get-together with
your partner. This isn’t going to sit well
with those you’ve been planning to
meet, Leo. It’s going to be frustrating
for you, too, but it has to be done.
SAGITTARIUS
20th Nov - 20th Dec
Unexpected visitors might
throw you into a dither. You
could panic over how to dress,
what to say, and what to serve. Don’t
make yourself crazy, Sagittarius. Follow
your heart and go with the flow. Spontaneity is the best policy.
TAURUS
20th April - 20th May
You might not be able to accomplish what you’d hoped
today, Taurus. Some minor but
irritating conflicts could occur within a
group. You might find this exasperating,
as petty squabbles interfere with reaching
the group’s objectives.
VIRGO
20th Aug - 20th Sept
Arrangements for a get-together
you’re planning to host could go
awry, with everything turned upside down and nothing happening the way
you planned. This isn’t going to halt your
plans, Virgo, but it’s going to require more
effort to get things back on track and make
it happen.
CAPRICORN
20th Dec - 20th Jan
Some rather disconcerting information may come to light
today. This could throw you into a
daze, as it isn’t anything that you expected. This isn’t necessarily bad news, Capricorn. In fact, it might be great news, but it
may be something you never expected in
a million years.
S U D O KU
R
What did the dad buffalo say to
his son on the first day of school?
Bison
YOUR STAR TODAY
ARIES
20th March - 20th April
Yesterday’s solution
Down
BEETLE BAILEY
What do you call a bear
with no teeth?
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GEMINI
20th May - 20th June
Don’t let your anger get the
best of you. The situation is
probably due to a lack of communication, and could be cleared up
with explanations, understanding, and
an agreement as to how similar situations should be handled. By the end of
the day, all should be well again.
LIBRA
20th Sep - 20th Oct
Your usually abundant energy
may experience a sudden setback
today, Libra. Work pressure could
create stress that leaves you feeling exhausted and out of sorts. This will pass. You
should be strong and healthy and so able to
overcome it quickly.
AQUARIUS
20th Jan - 20th Feb
Even though everything is
going well for you, Aquarius,
a sudden upset of some kind,
probably involving money, could throw
you into a momentary panic. You may
wonder if your good fortune is going to
end as quickly as it began. This probably isn’t the case.
CANCER
20th June - 20th July
Unexpected
responsibilities
could interfere with plans to take
a trip of some sort. Someone might
need your help, and you may well have to
put your own activities on hold for a while.
This could be frustrating, Cancer. It only
delays whatever you’re doing but doesn’t
stop it.
IN HISTORY
Little Known Facts
How to play:
Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column
down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.
Yesterday’s solution
SCORPIO
20th Oct - 20th Nov
A trip through exclusive boutiques or antique shops might
have you throwing financial caution to the wind and buying luxury items
you hadn’t planned for. This is all right - up
to a point. Take care not to buy more than
you can use.
PISCES
20th Feb - 20th Mar
Upsets regarding your career
or the activities that take up
most of your time are likely to
negatively affect your self-confidence.
Don’t fall into this trap, Pisces. The
forces are beyond your control and the
situation doesn’t reflect any shortcomings on your part.
The international space
station is as roomy as a
five-bedroom house and
travel at 17,500 mph.
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‘Evil’ British preacher Abu Hamza jailed for life in US
Yemen and terrorism, calling him “evil”
and his crimes “barbaric.”
The hook-handed imam, blind in one
eye and a double-hand amputee, was a
tabloid bogeyman in Britain after the
9/11 attacks for preaching vitriolic, antiAmerican sermons at the Finsbury Park
New York
Jennie Matthew
A
US judge on Friday sentenced
British hate preacher Abu Hamza
to life behind bars for the deadly
kidnapping of Western tourists in
mosque in north London.
The 56-year-old stared impassively
at the table and pursed his lips as Judge
Katherine Forrest jailed him for life,
eight months after he was convicted by
a jury after a four-week New York trial.
Forrest told the court the world could
AIRASIA TAIL
RECOVERED
not be safe with such a man at liberty
exhorting others to acts of violence in
the name of religion. Abu Hamza, whose
hands were blown off by an explosives
experiment in Pakistan, had alarmed
the jury for professing to love Al-Qaeda
mastermind Osama bin Laden.
No sign of Black Box
Adek Berry
Pangkalan Bun
T
he mangled tail of an
AirAsia plane that crashed
with 162 people on board
was lifted out of the Java
Sea Saturday, but without
the crucial flight recorders,
Indonesian authorities said.
The 10-metre-long (33-feet)
stretch of mostly mangled
metal was finally lifted on to
a tugboat vessel on Saturday
using giant balloons and a
crane, but there was no sign of
the black boxes.
“It’s definite that the black
boxes aren’t there,” said S.B
Supriyadi, a director with the
National Search and Rescue
Agency.
However Supriyadi said the
boxes were still emanating ping
signals and were believed to be
buried in the seabed close to
where the tail was found, about
30 metres under the surface.
“The challenge is that these
sounds are very faint. If a ship
passes by, the sounds will be
drowned out. So we really need
calm waters,” he said.
To aid the tracking of the
signals, Supriyadi said the
engines of the warships involved
in the search operation would
be turned off on Sunday. (AFP)
Seoul
hree people were killed and
more than 100 injured in
a fire that swept through an
apartment building north of
Seoul on Saturday.
The death toll from the blaze
at Euijeongbu City could rise
as seven of the injured were in
critical condition.
“Three
people
were
confirmed dead and 101 others
were injured out of the total
175 people who were living
in the 10-storey block,” city
mayor Ahn Byeong-Yong told
journalists.
The fire apparently started at
a post box on the ground floor
and spread quickly, sparking
speculation it might be an
arson attack, Yonhap said.
Many residents were unable
to evacuate as the building’s
front entrance was blocked by
smoke and flames.
A total of 25 fire engines,
four helicopters and and 145
firefighters were mobilised to
bring the fire under control.
Scotland battered
by hurricane winds
US slams N.Korea offer on
Nuke tests as implicit threat
T
The tail of the AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane is seen on the
deck of the Indonesian Search and Rescue (BASARNAS) ship
Crest Onyx after it was recovered at sea on Saturday. (AFP)
2 dead as car explodes at
police station in Nigeria
People watch as
large waves batter
the harbour wall
and lighthouse
at Porthcawl in
south Wales on
Saturday after a
second Atlantic
storm brought
strong winds that
battered much of
Britain overnight.
(AFP)
Kano
At least two people were
killed when a car exploded at
a police station in Potiskum,
northeast Nigeria, an officer
told AFP.
The blast at the facility
attached to the Potiskum Area
Command at about 3:30pm
(1430 GMT) involved a driver
and vehicle which had earlier
raised suspicions at a checkpoint outside the city.
London
urricane force winds left tens of thousands
of Scottish homes without electricity on
Saturday with conditions expected to worsen
over the weekend. Trees were uprooted and
train and ferry services disrupted as winds
of up to 113 mph (181 km/h) battered the
Highlands and islands of Scotland.
Around 100,000 were left without power at
one point, but Scottish Hydro Electric Power
Distribution (SHEPD) said they had restored
power to 73,000 homes despite difficult
conditions.
H
In choppy waters
City warship in hunt for Russian submarine
Edinburgh
Plymouth-based warship
has been hunting for a
Russian submarine thought
to be lurking off the coast of
Scotland, it has been reported.
The Royal Navy has been
working alongside American
allies to hunt for the sub.
A
Devonport-based
antisubmarine
frigate
HMS
Somerset is thought to be
working alongside the US Orion
maritime patrol aeroplanes
currently based at RAF
Lossiemouth to try to locate the
Russian boat.
The emergence of the Russian
submarine is said to be linked
to the alleged departure from
Faslane Naval base of one of
the Royal Navy’s Vanguardclass nuclear submarines, which
carries Trident missiles.
Peter Roberts, a senior
fellow of the Royal United
Services Institute for Defence
P
Paris
By Sarah Moulai and
Delphine Paysant
3 die, 101 hurt
in building fire
and Security Studies, told
The Independent: “HMS
Somerset is a capable platform
and I have no doubt that her
deployment alongside these US
Navy aircraft is related to the
reported departure of a Royal
Navy Vanguard ballistic missile
submarine from Faslane.”
Munich
The United States on Saturday
slammed an offer by North
Korea to suspend future nuclear
tests temporarily if Washington
cancels military drills with the
South as an “implicit threat.”
Pyongyang was “inappropriately” linking routine military exercises between Washington and
Seoul to the possibility of a nuke
test, said State Department
spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
In solidarity with France: Abbott
Hamas condemns Paris attack
Gaza City
alestinian Islamist group
Hamas condemned on
Saturday the killing of 12
people in a shooting attack
this week on French satirical
weekly Charlie Hebdo’s
offices by two French
Islamists.
A statement in French
said Hamas “condemns the
attack against Charlie Hebdo
From shirts
to aprons, ‘Je
Suis Charlie’
sells online
South Korean firefighters (rooftop) battle a blaze at a building in
Euijeongbu City, north of Seoul, on Saturday. (AFP)
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
P
roducts with the “Je Suis
Charlie” logo, from t­shirts
to kitchen aprons, are being
sold widely online, presenting a
moral quandary for ecommerce
stores after this week’s deadly
attacks in Paris.
In the wake of the hostage
crisis and massacre, “Je Suis
Charlie” (I Am Charlie) has
become a rallying cry, chanted
in solidarity with the victims
and tweeted millions of times
as a hashtag.
But there have also been
those apparently seeking to
profit, offering stickers, mugs,
hats ­­ you name it ­­ with the
“Je Suis Charlie” logo for sale.
Spl Asterix
cartoons for
Paris victims
Paris
he co­creator of legendary
comic strip character
Asterix, Albert Uderzo, has
come out of retirement to
pen cartoons in memory of
the victims of the killings at
French satirical newspaper
Charlie Hebdo. “Moi aussi
je suis un Charlie” (“I’m
Charlie too”) says Asterix in
one of the cartoons released
Friday, in which he appears
to have punched an adversary
high into the air. The sketch
borrows from the slogan “Je
suis Charlie”, which has been
adopted by protesters.
T
Sydney
ustralia grieves with
France over the attack
on satirical magazine Charlie
Hebdo, Prime Minister Tony
Abbott said Saturday, adding
he had discussed the evolving
international terror threat with
President Francois Hollande.
Abbott and Hollande spoke
on the telephone on Friday, the
Prime Minister’s office said in
A
magazine and insists on
the fact that differences of
opinion and thought cannot
justify murder.”
Turkish PM to join Charlie rally
Istanbul
urkish Prime Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu will on
Sunday travel to Paris to take
part in the rally in support of
France following the massacre
at satirical weekly Charlie
Hebdo, the official Anatolia
news agency reported.
His attendance also comes
despite growing tensions
between Turkey and the
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a statement, saying the French
leader had updated him on the
situation as it was unfolding
and other recent attacks.
SECURITY UPPED
AHEAD OF RALLY
France deploys troops
Paris
By Fran Blandy
F
rance deployed hundreds
of troops around Paris on
Saturday, beefing up security
on the eve of a march expected
to draw more than a million in
tribute to 17 victims of a three­
day Islamist killing spree.
Fears remained acute and
security levels were kept at
highest level as the girlfriend of
one of three gunmen killed in
a fiery climax to twin hostage
dramas on Friday remained on
the loose.
But refusing to be cowed,
people poured onto the streets
in cities around France in
Paris Gunman ‘asked friends
to attack police station’
Paris
The gunman who was shot
dead by Paris police after
taking hostages at a Jewish
supermarket on Friday phoned
friends from the scene, urging
them to stage further attacks, a
security source said.
Amedy Coulibaly was killed in
the climax of the siege, in which
four hostages died. He “asked
his friends to go and attack various targets, specifically police
stations in the Paris suburbs,” a
source said.
Thousands of people march during a rally along the sea front in
Nice on Saturday in remembrance for the victims of an attack on
the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7. (AFP)
poignantly silent marches
paying tribute to those killed in
the nation’s bloodiest week in
more than half a century.
The marches in the cities of
Nice, Pau and Orleans were
a taste of what was to come
in Paris on Sunday, where a
monster rally will be held for
national unity, to be attended
by President Francois Hollande
and a host of world leaders.
The defence ministry said
it was sending another 500
soldiers into the greater Paris
area, bringing current numbers
to what will be some 1,350
troops. After Friday’s dramatic
events, Hollande warned grimly
that the threats facing France
“weren’t over”, comments
followed by a chilling new
threat from a Yemen­based Al
Qaeda group.
European Union over all­
egations of an erosion of civil
and media freedoms under
Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
JeSuisCharlie
tweets cross 5mn
Washington
Twitter users have posted the
#JeSuisCharlie hashtag, a sign
of solidarity with the victims
of the Charlie Hebdo attack
in Paris, more than 5 million
times, Twitter France said on
Friday.
Lisbon mosque tagged
with far-right graffitti
Lisbon
Vandals tagged the main
mosque in the Portuguese
capital Lisbon with far-right
graffiti the day after its imam
condemned the Islamist terror
attacks in Paris. The number
“1143” was scrawled on the gate
and the wall of the mosque,
which Portugese police said is
used by neo-Nazi groups.
Paris hostages survive hidden
in fridges and beneath sinks
Paris
rom the father who hid
his toddler inside a
supermarket
refrigerator
to the employee who texted
tactical
information
to
police from beneath a sink,
authorities praised the quick
instincts of the hostages.
F
The employee, a 26­year­
old graphic designer named
Lilian was “terrified”, but,
overcoming his fear as he
remained undetected, he
began communicating with
police outside via text message.
Shortly before 1:00 pm, Ilan
and his three­year­old son
Displaying presence of mind,
the hostages
contacted the
cops via texts
were at a kosher supermarket
when Amedy Coulibaly burst
into the store and pulled out a
Kalashnikov. The duo quickly
hid in the supermarket’s
refrigeration unit along with
3 others where they remained
for 5 hours until the police
came for rescue.
Borderline
Pak cartoonists tread a fine line
Islamabad
By Guillaume Lavellee
I
n the face of Pakistan’s
prolific use of blasphemy
laws and a culture of political
violence, cartoonists must
tread a thin line. But they do
find ways to poke fun at the
powerful, including religious
extremists.
The conservative nation
of 200 million people is
consistently ranked one the
world’s most dangerous
countries for journalists.
Without
subscribing
to all the ideas of Charlie
Hebdo’s satirists killed this
week for their depictions of
Prophet Mohammed, the
country’s caricaturists have
sustained a proud, decades
long tradition of pushing the
envelope of free speech.
“Everybody has a red
line. I can make cartoons
against terrorism, terrorists
but not about the Prophet,”
said Rafique Ahmad, who
is known by the pen name
“Feica” and is regarded as
a legend among Pakistani
cartoonists.
In Pakistan, the cont­
roversial blasphemy law
carries the death penalty for
those who insult the Prophet
Mohammed.
There are currently 14
languishing on death row for
the charge, while mobs often
carry out their own form of
justice. “Self­censorship is
everywhere” said Feica.
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
19 dead in 2 overnight Peru crashes
Lima
t least 19 people were
killed and more than 40
injured in two road accidents
in Peru’s Andes mountains,
police said Saturday.
In the southwestern region
of Arequipa, a bus plunged into
a ravine 100 meters (328 feet)
deep, killing 10 passengers and
wounding 30 more.
The bus, operated by the
A
Kerry to
meet Bhutan
PM today
Washington
op US diplomat John
Kerry will become the first
US secretary of state to meet
senior Bhutanese leaders when
he visits India this weekend, a
US official said Friday.
Kerry will hold talks with
Bhutanese Prime Minister
Tshering Tobgay from the
isolated Himalayan kingdom
on Sunday in the northwestern
Indian city of Ahmadabad on
the sidelines of a trade and
investment conference.
While the United States
does not have an embassy in
Bhutan, the US ambassador to
India is accredited to Bhutan
as well.
“Secretary Kerry’s meeting
with
Bhutanese
Prime
Minister Tobgay will mark the
first bilateral meeting between
a US Secretary of State and
a Bhutanese official,” a State
Department official said in a
statement.
T
Chinese region bans burqa
Beijing
hina on Saturday banned
burqas in public places
in the capital of its Muslimmajority Xinjiang region
which is often hit by separatist
violence, a day after regional
authorities prohibited extremist content on the web to
prevent radicalisation of
youths. Authorities in the
regional capital Urumqi cited
C
Lomas del Sur company,
crashed around dawn while
traveling between the towns of
Ocona and Camana.
France and Belgium, where
the Islamic garment worn
by Muslim woman has been
banned.
Shocking tactics
SUICIDE BOMBER
AGED 10 KILLS 19
Maiduguri
Bukar Hussain with Aminu
Abubakkar
A
t least 19 people were
killed on Saturday when
a young girl, thought to be
aged about 10, blew herself up
at a crowded market in the
restive northeast Nigerian city
of Maiduguri.
The powerful explosion
rocked the city’s Monday
Market at about 12:40 pm (1140
GMT) when it was packed with
shoppers and traders. The same
market was hit twice by female
Representative picture.
suicide bombers late last year.
The latest atrocity came a
week after a major Boko Haram
attack on the fishing town of
Baga in northern Borno State,
which is believed to be the
Sirisena welcomes dissidents home
Colombo
Amal Jayasinghe
N
Maithripala Sirisena
began assembling a cabinet to
deliver his pledges to repair
the war-scarred nation’s
diplomatic standing and
implement a raft of reforms.
Sirisena, who was sworn in
on Friday evening after ending
Rajapakse’s decade-long rule,
was trying to form a “national
unity” cabinet that would
include members from a cross
section of parties, an aide said.
Sirisena’s top aide Rajitha
Senaratne said that Sirisena
has ordered the immediate
lifting of censorship on
dissident websites, an end to
phone tapping, surveillance of
journalists and politicians, and
the establishment of a right to
information law.
There
was
also
an
invitation to dozens of Sri
Lankan journalists and other
dissidents who have fled the
country fearing attack from
the previous administration to
“come back immediately”.
worst in the bloody six-year
insurgency.
But there was no independent
corroboration of huge numbers
of dead cited locally.
In Maiduguri, there was
no immediate claim of
responsibility but Boko Haram
has increasingly used women
and young girls as human
bombs in their deadly campaign
for a hardline Islamic state.
Ashiru Mustapha, a civilian
vigilante, said the explosives
detonated as the girl was being
searched at the entrance to the
market.
Miami
Kerry Sheridan
China deleted
3 mn porn
files in 2014
Beijing
hina deleted more than
three million pieces of
pornographic content from the
Internet in 2014, state media
reported on Saturday, as part
of a campaign to cleanse the
country’s online sphere.
China has been cracking
down on Internet porn for a
decade and has been stepping
up its oversight of the web in
recent months.
In 2006, a 28-year-old man
who ran the country’s most
popular pornographic website
community, with up to 600,000
members, was sentenced to life
in prison.
More than 10,000 websites
or pages that contained what
was described as illegal or
harmful information were also
shut down by authorities. They
also confiscated more than 16
million illegal publications,
including 12 million pirated
ones, reported the local media.
C
Rajapakse ‘pressed’ army
after SL election defeat
Colombo
ahinda Rajapakse tried
to persuade the army
chief to deploy troops when
it became clear he had lost Sri
Lanka’s election, a spokesman
for the country’s new president
said Saturday.
Rajapakse has been widely
praised for conceding defeat
early on Friday, even before the
last votes had been counted,
when he realised that his rival
Maithripala Sirisena had an
M
unassailable lead.
But in a press conference
on Saturday, a top aide to
Sirisena said that Lt. Gen Daya
Ratnayake, who is the head of
the armed forces, had come
under pressure to intervene
shortly before the concession.
“The army chief was under
pressure to deploy but he did
not. He declined to do anything
illegal,” said Rajitha Senaratne,
the chief spokesman for the
new president.
A
Gober and both of her twin
infants together did not work
out as hoped,” a statement from
the group said.
“Gober struggled in the trees
with two infants to watch out
for. It was not long before she
seemed to give up trying, and
poor little Ganteng was left
behind,” it said.
“Whilst Gober and Ginting
subsequently coped perfectly
well, travelling through the
canopy, finding food and
building a huge nest for the
night, little Ganteng spent his
first night in the forest alone and
afraid, cold and wet.”
paceX said on Saturday it
failed in a landmark attempt
to recycle its Falcon 9 rocket, after
the equipment collided with ocean
platform and broke to pieces.
Kerry to
visit India
Washington
S Secretary of State John
Kerry left late Friday for
India on his first foreign trip
of 2015, with a heavy focus on
trade and investment with the
South Asian economic giant.
His tour will also take
him to Geneva for talks
Wednesday with his Iranian
counterpart on Iran’s nuclear
programme, before he makes
his first visit as the top US
diplomat to Bulgaria later in
the week.
U
Pakistani Taliban claim
attack on Shiite mosque
Islamabad
A faction of the Pakistani
Taliban
on
Saturday
claimed responsibility via
an e-mail for an apparent
suicide attack on a Shiite
mosque in the garrison city
of Rawalpindi, which killed
seven people and wounded
15 others.
Still, the California-based
company said the test was a
step forward towards one day
transforming the aerospace
industry and making rockets
reusable much the same as
airplanes. “Rocket made it to
drone spaceport ship but landed
hard,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
wrote on Twitter.
SpaceX hopes its efforts will
open a new era in modern
rocketry, which wastes millions
of dollars after each launch when
pieces of the rocket are left to
fall into the ocean after blastoff.
Saturday’s experiment involved
firing the rocket’s engine three
times to guide the first stage to
a landing spot about 200 miles
(322 kilometres) off the coast of
northern Florida. The landing site
for the Falcon 9 was a powered
barge floating in the ocean.
Poll strategy
MODI VOWS 24-HR
POWER FOR DELHI
New Delhi
rime Minister Narendra
Modi vowed to provide
round the clock electricity for
India’s capital on Saturday
as he kicked off his party’s
campaign in elections to
Delhi’s state assembly.
Delhi has an unenviable
reputation both for blackouts
and as one of the world’s
most polluted capitals, with
diesel fumes from backup generators adding to the
cocktail of smog that regularly
blankets the city.
But in a speech to supporters
of his right-wing Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP), the prime
P
minister said he would soon
make generators redundant.
“I promise that I will
provide you with a 24-hour
supply of electricity,” said
Modi who came to power after
a landslide general election
win in May.
Although the situation has
improved since an infamous
summer of city-wide blackouts
in 2012, the Indian capital is
still regularly hit by localised
power cuts that are seen as
hampering economic growth.
India’s energy sector is
almost entirely state-run
and recent moves by the BJP
government to open up part
of the coal sector to private
firms prompted a strike earlier
this week.
35,000 march against anti-Islamic rallies
Dresden
ens of thousands of people
took to the streets on
Saturday in the German city of
Dresden in a rally against the
anti-Islamic marches that are
expected to keep growing after
this week’s jihadist violence in
France.
Organisers
said
they
estimated
the
turn-out
at around 35,000, nearly
double the 18,000 counterdemonstrators who protested
last Monday against the weekly
marches held in east Germany
Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket launches on
Saturday. (AFP)
T
A banner reading “Wall of friendship without borders” can be
seen in the foreground as thousands of people take part in the
rally on January Saturday in eastern Germany. (AFP)
by the so-called Patriotic
Europeans
Against
the
Islamisation of the Occident
(PEGIDA)”.
The movement opposes what
it claims to be the Islamisation
of Europe.
“I didn’t come because I am
against the people going to
the PEGIDA demonstrations,
but because I am not afraid of
people whose skin colour or
customs are ... different than
mine,” Dresden’s conservative
Mayor Helma Orosz said.
During the counter-protest,
which included a minute of
silence for the 17 victims in
France, demonstrators carried
signs emblazoned with the
words “Help refugees” and “We
all laugh in the same language”.
During his rally, Modi
indicated that he wanted to
bring in competition into the
electricity sector.
“We will introduce a system
where you can choose who you
want to buy your electricity
from, you can select your own
service provider in the same
way you choose your phone’s
network provider,” said Modi.
Delhi, a city-state of some
17 million people, has been
without a proper government
since last February, when
firebrand
anti-corruption
campaigner Arvind Kejriwal
quit as chief minister just 49
days after taking power. (AFP)
Seoul to deport author
for ‘praising’ N. Korea
Seoul
A Korean-American woman is
set to be deported from South
Korea on Saturday after being
accused of praising the North
in a recent lecture, including
its beer. Shin Eun-Mi, 54, said
she is being forced to leave
because of supposedly proPyongyang comments she
made at a lecture in November,
which violate South Korea’s
National Security Law.
Shin incurred the wrath of
Seoul when she said many
North Koreans in South Korea
want to return home because
of frustration with their lives
in the South, and that they are
hopeful that young leader Kim
Jong-Un will improve life in the
hermit state.
She also praised the North’s
beer, which she said was better than the South’s “tasteless” brews. “I feel as if I
were betrayed by my lover,”
the 54-year-old told journalists after she emerged from
questioning at the Korea
Immigration Service in Seoul.
50 detained in protests in
Brazil over bus fare hikes
Rio de Janeiro
ensions were high in Sao
Paulo on Friday after the
police resorted to tear gas and
detained some 50 protesters, as
thousands took to the streets
against the country’s latest
round of transport fare hikes.
Around
2,000
people
converged in Sao Paulo,
according to police, including
a number of masked anarchists
known as Black Blocs.
Police accused the group of
throwing trash and sticks at
T
officers, who responded with
tear gas and pepper spray, and
said they had made 50 arrests.
Organizers said some 30,000
protesters gathered in Sao
Paulo, in stark contrast with
police estimates.
Trouble in Cambodia
Mass HIV caused by reused syringes: WHO
Freed orangutan abandons son
and Ganteng, a male, who
will turn four this month,
were released on January 5 to
a conservation forest as part
of a reintroduction project
by Swiss-based PanEco’s
Sumatran
Orangutan
Conservation Programme.
“Sadly, the plan to release
S
we developed it and we cherish
it like no other country in the
world,” said Mark O’Neill, the
museum president.
Mother knows best
Jakarta
once-blind
female
orangutan, who regained
her sight with surgery, has
returned to the rainforests of
Indonesia’s Sumatra island,
but with only one of her
young twins. Gober and her
infants, Ginting, a female,
SpaceX fails in bid to recycle a rocket
A
Vows to end censorship
ew President Maithripala
Sirisena invited exiled
dissidents back to Sri
Lanka and promised to end
censorship as he began to turn
the page on the authoritarian
rule of his toppled predecessor
on Saturday.
A day after his shock victory
over veteran incumbent
Mahinda Rajapakse, Sirisena
Museum buys oldest ice hockey stick
Ottawa
Canadian museum has
snapped up the world’s
oldest-known ice hockey stick
-- made out of maple -- for
$300,000. The “Moffatt stick”
was hewn in the 1830s in Cape
Breton, Nova Scotia, “from a
single piece of sugar maple,”
the Canadian Museum of
History said on Friday.
“Hockey is Canada’s game,
25
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Phnom Penh
mass HIV outbreak
in a Cambodian
village was most likely
caused by contaminated
medical
equipment,
the
World
Health
Organisation
and
Cambodian
health
A
Orangutans Gober (R) and her infant Ginting upon their
release to a conservation forest in Aceh as part of a reintroduction project. (AFP)
ministry
said
on
Saturday.
Hundreds of panicked
residents of the remote
Roka village in western
Battambang province
have flocked for testing
since news of the
infections first emerged
in late November.
An
unlicensed
Cambodian
doctor
has been charged with
murder after he admitted
reusing needles and
syringes at his clinic.
A joint study carried
out by the WHO and
the health ministry
found 212 people have
now been found to be
carrying the virus out of
1,940 people tested so
far -- with contaminated
equipment the most
likely cause.
“The study showed
that the percentage of
people that reported
receiving an injection
or
intravenous
infusion as part of their
health treatment was
significantly
higher
among the people who
tested positive for HIV
than the people who
were HIV negative,” a
joint statement said.
At least 174 of those
with HIV -- including
39 people aged 14 or
younger and 46 people
aged 60 years old or older
-- are from Roka village.
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This quick, easy recipe by MasterChef’s Monica Galetti
is inspired by her mother’s home cooking back in New
Zealand.
INGREDIENTS:
4 tsp clear honey
4 tsp soy sauce
450g/1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
150g/5oz brown rice
pinch salt
½ tsp coconut oil
1 tsp black sesame seeds
handful fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp pumpkin seeds, chopped
To serve
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
2 heads of bok choi, halved
PREPARATION
In a bowl, mix together the honey and soy sauce. Add
the chicken thighs and mix until completely coated in
the marinade.
Place the coated chicken thighs into a cold, deep,
heavy-based saucepan. Place the pan onto a medium
heat and cook until the chicken is cooked through and
the honey and soy coating has thickened to a glossy
glaze.
Meanwhile, add the rice, 300ml/10½fl oz water and
salt to a separate pan and bring to the boil. Once the
water is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer the rice,
covered, until tender (about 30 minutes).
For the bok choi, heat the sesame and rapeseed oil in
a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the bok
choi and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the leaves have
wilted.
When the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork, then stir
through the coconut oil, sesame seeds and coriander.
Sprinkle over the chopped pumpkin seeds.
To serve, spoon the rice onto serving plates and top
with the soy and honey chicken. Place the bok choi
alongside.
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...................................................
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...................................................
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...................................................
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BD 2,000. Contact: 33904051
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KM 86000, engine Size 10002000CC. Price BD 1,925. Contact: 38013420
...................................................
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...................................................
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...................................................
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...................................................
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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Swansea
hold
West Ham
Askar stresses
BOC keenness
DT News Network
ahrain
Olympic
Committee (BOC)
general
secretary
Abdulrahman
Askar
yesterday extended the
committee’s
keenness
to fight doping and
provide the best possible
conditions for national
athletes.
This was announced
during a symposium titled
‘The 2015 Code to fight
against doping’, held at
the Gulf Hotel.
It was attended by
360 participants from
the Education Ministry,
Interior Minister, Bahrain
Defence Force, National
Coaching
Programme
graduates,
University
of Bahrain students as
well as representatives of
sports associations, clubs
and gyms.
Held
under
the
patronage of Supreme
Council for Youth and
Sports chairman and BOC
vice president Shaikh
Salman bin Ebrahim Al
Khalifa, the symposium
started with Askar giving
the opening remarks.
Askar affirmed that
having this symposium
is in line with the
directives of Supreme
Council chairman and
BOC president Shaikh
Nasser bin Hamad Al
Khalifa, which reflects the
committee’s commitment
in its fight against doping.
B
Swansea
wansea rode their luck to
rescue a 1-1 draw against
West Ham thanks to Mark
Noble’s second half own goal at
the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Garry Monk’s side fell behind
late in the first half to Andy
Carroll’s fourth goal of another
S
injury-plagued season.
But after squandering several
chances to equalise, the hosts
finally drew level with 16 minutes
remaining when Bafetimbi
Gomis’s header hit a post and
rebounded into the net off the
luckless Noble.
Seventh placed West Ham,
whose manager Sam Allardyce
was absent with a chest infection,
have now gone five games without
a win in all competitions, while
mid-table Swansea are without a
victory in their last three Premier
League matches.
The hosts made a lively start
and Gomis, muscling his way past
SHAIKH HAMDAN
CHAMPION
DT News Network
he Supreme Council
for Youth and Sports
Chairman
and
Bahrain
Olympic Committee President,
HH Shaikh Nasser bin
Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday
crowned Shaikh Hamdan bin
Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum as the champion of
the Shaikh Mohammed bin
Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE
Vice President, Prime Minister
and Ruler of Dubai Endurance
Race Championship.
Shaikh
Hamdan
bin
Mohammed, the Crown Prince
of Dubai, won the race over
a distance of 160 kilometres
riding Nopoli, with Shaikh
Rashid bin Dalmouk Al
T
Maktoum coming in second,
and Ali Al Jahouri in third.
Shaikh Nasser the Bahrain
Royal Endurance Team leader,
was keen to follow up on the
team’s riders who participated
in the UAE race, which also
saw various riders from the
GCC, the Arab region and
the rest of the world compete.
The riders who represent the
Bahrain Royal Team were
Abdulrahman Al Saad riding
Larzak and Raed Mahmoud
riding Samba.
On the occasion, Shaikh
Nasser
expressed
deep
appreciation
to
Shaikh
Mohammed who followed up
all the regulatory actions for the
race and praised its excellent
West Ham defender James Collins
before launching into a diving
header, came within inches of
turning in Nathan Dyer’s cross.
Allardyce’s side went close
moments later when Kevin
Nolan took Carroll’s lay-off and
curled his shot onto the roof of
the net.
organisation
and added
that the race
was
well
contested
with strong
competition
enhancing
t
h
e
excitement
with
the
participation
of elite riders
and horses.
Shaikh
Nasser said Shaikh Nasser presents trophy to Shaikh Hamdan.
that
the
participation
of the Royal Endurance Team for the leading positions their
was good in this race and though presence contributed to the
they were never in contention success of the event.
Tawir wins Half Marathon
the fourth of the 2014-15
season organised by the
Bahrain Road Runners
(BRR). Second place overall
in the male category was
Eric Watson (1:13.14)
with third going to Hassan
Mohammed Ali (1:19.03).
The women’s winner
was a runner under the
name Rosalie Uphill
Wellness Running of
Saudi Arabia (1:30.49)
who was 10th overall,
second was Libera
Francesca
Caputo
(1:36.21) in 31st and
Alex Catallo (1:39.11)
third and 43rd overall.
The
race
was
dedicated
to
the
memory of the late
Abdulla
Fulad,
a
veteran Road Runner
and
one
of
the
prominent leaders of BRR
since its inception, who
sadly passed away last
month.
Other winners: Male (1629 years): Nawaf Al Dhaen
(1:21.51).
(30-39):
Nic
Vondrak (1:26.30). (40-44):
Riyadh A Karim (1:36.15).
6-0, 6-0 and India’s Aditya
Mori getting the better of
Saudi Arabia’s Salah Al
Mattar 6-3, 6-2, while top
seed Mert Ekici of Turkey
gave a walkover win to
India’s Arjun Rangarajan.
On a cool and overcast
afternoon, the semi-finals
of the boys singles 12 years
and under were decided
with top seed Shanon
Mariani of France easily
winning 6-0, 6-0 against
Kuwait’s Isa Al Essa
and second seed Qassim
Obaidan of Saudi Arabia
had little difficulty in a
6-2, 6-2 win against India’s
Arvind Pemmaraju.
Participants of Marathon
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aali Tawir (1 hour 13
minutes 11 seconds)
clinched the Seef Mall Half
Marathon title on Friday
starting and finishing from
Toys R Us at the Seef Mall
and taking in Bahrain Bay
and back.
The 21.1km event was
M
(45-49): Ghaleb Shroogi
(1:22.43). (50-54): Tim Owen
(1:34.27). (55-59): Mohammed
Al Dossary (1:31.32). (60+):
Phillip Davis (1:42.58).
Female: (16-29 years):
Luci Sweany (1:49.55). (3039): May Alhaji (1:44.03).
(40-44): Olga Garland
(1:44.33). (45-49): Sue Hall
(1:51.29). (50-54): Jane
Eaton (1:57.07).
Bahrain team
set for Fifth
campaign
Melbourne
ahrain national team are
set to embark on its fifth
campaign as they take on Iran
today in its opening Group C
match of the 16th AFC Asian
Cup 2015 in Australia at the
30,500 capacity Melbourne
Rectangular Stadium kicking
off at 12noon Bahrain time.
The Bahrainis completed
their
training
yesterday
ahead of the match under
the supervision of national
coach Marjan Eid who is
assisted by compatriots Isa Al
Sadoon his assistant, Abdulla
Belal the goalkeeping coach
and Brazilian Jose Carlos the
physical fitness coach, while
Mohammed Hussain who plays
for Al Nasr in Saudi Arabia
captains the team.
Bahrain Squad: Sayed
Mohammed Jaffar, Waleed
Al Hayyam, Abdulwahab
Ali, Abdulla Abdo, Ismael
Abdullatif, Hussain Baba,
Abdulla Omar (Muharraq),
Hamad Al Dossary, Rashid
Al Hooti, Mohammed Daej,
Sayed Deya Saeed, Sayed
Ahmed Jaffar, Abdulla Shelal,
Mohammed Al Tayyeb (Riffa),
Abdulla Hazza, Faisal Bu
Dahoom, Abdulla Yousif (East
Riffa), Abdulwahab Al Malood
(Al Hidd), Sami Al Hussaini
(Busaiteen), Ashraf Waheed
(Manama),
Mohammed
Hussain (Al Nasr of Saudi
Arabia), Fawzi Ayesh (Al
Sailiya of Qatar), Jaycee John
(Al Mesaimeer of Qatar).
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Aidan Payne
[email protected]
n a dramatic day of
action all four seeded
players in boys singles 16
years under crashed out
yesterday on the third day of
action in E.K.Kanoo Juniors
Open Tennis Championships
at the Bahrain Tennis Club
O
premises in Juffair.
The first round or
effectively the quarter finals
began with Carlo Dela Rosa
of the Philippines upsetting
Bahrain’s second seed
Yousef Al Obaidli 6-4, 6-1,
with India’s Nihil Ranjith
brushing aside fourth seed
Ramadan Ghaith of Jordan
“Looking back
to the World
Cup in 1966
it was really
a miracle
for Asia in
England and we
are very proud of every
member of the team
who took part in that
World Cup”Ri Myong-guk
North Korea goalkeeper
‘Secretive’ FIFA must open up
Melbourne
FIFA presidential
hopeful
Prince
Ali bin Al Hussein
on
Saturday
called world football’s
governing
body “secretive” and
expressed confidence he would
oust Sepp Blatter in May.
Top Asian officials have been
dismissive of the Jordanian
royal’s election challenge, but
Prince Ali predicted his manifesto to clean up FIFA’s tarnished
image would persuade members to vote for him in the May
29 election.
Moonboot raises Jedinak
injury concerns
Sydney
Injury concerns rose
over Australia captain Mile Jedinak
after he appeared
in a moonboot
on Saturday, a
day after his team’s
4-1 Asian Cup win over
Kuwait.
TV pictures showed the
Crystal Palace midfielder with
the injury-stabilising boot on
his left leg as the squad left
Melbourne to fly to Sydney for
Australia’s second game.
Foot-volley injury scare for
Kagawa
Seeds crash out in Junior Tennis
A six-team tournament organised by JC’s Tennis Academy is
underway with six teams in the fray - Two teams from JC’s,
GPIC, Janahi Design Company, Fillipino Tennis Club and Bahrain
Social Tennis Team who are are battling it out on the courts at
Riffa Views within the International School opposite Alosra over
the next two weeks. The latest match taking place was last night
with Jahani Design Company taking on the Bahrain Social Team
and all spectators are welcome. Above some of the players who
are participating in the tournament.
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Sydney
Japan playmaker Shinji
Kagawa suffered
a heart-stopping
moment during
training at the Asian
Cup on Saturday
when he came down
awkwardly on his elbow
while playing foot volleyball.
Despite the scare, the Borussia
Dortmund midfielder insisted
he was not seriously hurt as the
defending champions prepare for
their opening Group D game.
CHINA UPSET
SAUDI ARABIA
Victory put a huge
Sydney
smiles on the faces of
irthday boy Wang Dalei’s
Alain Perrin’s China,
penalty stop helped
who have never won
China upset Saudi Arabia 1-0
the Asian Cup and will
as a string of top saves made
now be eyeing their
all the difference at the Asian
first appearance in the
Cup on Saturday.
knockout stages since
South
Korea
and
Uzbekistan also had their
1 hosting the tournament
in 2004.
goalkeepers to thank as they
South Korea, World
both won by the same 1-0
0
Cup semifinalists in 2002
scoreline on a cliff-hanging
Yu Hai (left) of China fights for the but seeking a first Asian
day two in Australia.
Surprise result of the day ball with Osama Hawsawi (right) of title in 55 years, got off to
an unconvincing start as
belonged to China, who Saudi Arabia.
edged three-time winners the goal Wang, who was they beat Oman 1-0 through
Saudi Arabia in Brisbane celebrating his 26th birthday, Cho Young-Cheol’s strike
courtesy of Yu Hai’s deflected kept China in it when he in stoppage time at the end
second-half free kick.
dived to his left to save Naif of the first half in Canberra.
(AFP))
Just moments before Hazazi’s tame penalty.
B
Uzbeks beat
North Korea
Sydney
oalkeeper
Ignatiy
Nesterov’s
lightning late
save
spared
Uzbekistan’s
blushes as the
2011
semifinalists beat
North Korea 1-0 in
a rain-hit Asian Cup
clash on Saturday.
Nesterov saw little
action in the Group B tie but
he was alert enough to palm
away Pak Kwang-Ryong’s
powerful header just before
the final whistle.
Man-of-the-match Igor
Sergeev’s
62nd-minute
header was the only score of
G
a game hit by
a mid-match
downpour,
b
u
t
Uzbekistan
deserved their
win in Sydney.
Two-time
Asian player
1
of the year
Server Djeparov set up
0 the goal as Uzbekistan
showed they could
be ready for another
assault on the Asian Cup’s
latter stages.
In a tepid first half, Timur
Kapadze recovered from
a nasty clash of heads while
defending a corner before
coming close at the other end
minutes later.
Bahrain urged
not to rest on
their laurels
Melbourne
oach Marjan Eid has
called on Bahrain not to
rest on their laurels following
an encouraging build up to
the AFC Asian Cup Australia
2015 ahead of Sunday’s Group
C meeting with three-time
winners Iran.
Eid took over from
predecessor Adnan Hamad
during November’s Gulf
Cup and oversaw a credible
goalless draw with eventual
champions Qatar.
And since arriving
in Australia, 2004
AFC Asian Cup
semi-finalists Bahrain
have beaten both Saudi
Arabia 4-1 and Jordan 1-0
in friendlies to raise hopes of
ending a run of back-to-back
group stage exits in 2007 and
2011.
C
Luongo makes instant impact for Aussies
Melbourne
While Tim Cahill once again bailed out Australia
after an early scare in Friday’s 4-1 Asian Cup victory
over Kuwait, coach Ange Postecoglou’s decision to
start Massimo Luongo paid rich dividends. Luongo set
up Cahill’s equaliser before heading a brilliant second for
the tournament hosts just before half-time in their Group A opener
in Melbourne, vindicating his inclusion ahead of hometown hero
Mark Bresciano with a man-of-the-match display.
Iran football players train ahead of their upcoming match in the
AFC Asian Cup in Melbourne. Iran will take on Bahrain in their first
match to be played January 11.
Le Guen rages as South
Korea edge Oman
Canberra
man coach Paul Le Guen
launched a furious tirade
at the
referee for not
giving a “100
percent”
O
penalty
in South
Korea’s 1-0
Asian Cup win
over his side
o n
Saturday.
The Koreans got off to a
winning start in their quest for
a first Asian Cup trophy in
Confident Iran give a little heart and soul
Melbourne
ran coach Carlos Queiroz
expressed
confidence
on Saturday that his side
possessed the “heart and
soul” to end their 39-year
wait for a fourth Asian Cup
title.
Team Melli take on
Bahrain in their Group C
opener in Melbourne on
I
Sunday with key defenders
Hashem Beikzadeh and
Pejman Montazeri ruled out
through injury.
But the former Portugal
and Real Madrid coach
backed Iran to show the
strength of character to
overcome those setbacks.
“We have big expectations
and we’re ready to compete
and to fight,” he told
reporters after training. “We
have big heart, big soul and
big mind -- and we will be
ready for tomorrow. We will
treat the Bahrain match like it
is the Asian Cup final.”
Potential title contenders
Iran certainly defended with
heart at last year’s World Cup
in Brazil, holding Nigeria to a
goalless draw and were only
undone by a last-gasp Lionel
Messi goal in a 1-0 defeat by
Argentina.
Queiroz has gone for a
blend of youth and experience
at the Asian Cup and the
well-travelled Portuguese
declined the opportunity to
get in his excuses early when
offered the chance. (AFP)
55 years thanks to a solitary
goal from forward Cho YoungCheol in first-half injury time.
South Korea dominated
possession at Canberra
Stadium and had several
chances to kill the
game, but were
lucky to take
a l l
three points
a f t e r Oman almost
snatched a draw late on.
Frenchman Le Guen
insisted the outcome
could have been different
if New Zealand official
Peter O’Leary had
awarded a spot kick
when striker Qasim
Saeed looked to
have been
scythed
down in the
box. (AFP)
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Shaqiri completes Inter switch
Hirscher extends lead
Adelboden
ustria’s three-time overall
World Cup champion
Marcel Hirscher extended his
lead at the top of this season’s
standings on Saturday as he won
the giant slalom at the Swiss
resort of Adelboden.
The 25-year-old, who was
fastest over the first leg, posted
an overall time of 2min 39.11sec
to beat Frenchman Alexis
S
A
Phungwayo to miss
Africa Cup
Johannesburg
South Africa left-back Patrick
Phungwayo has withdrawn
from the 2015 Africa Cup of
Nations squad due to a knee
injury. He missed a friendly win
over Zambia last weekend and
failed to recover during training in Gabon capital Libreville.
A national football association statement said a replacement would be named soon
with Mzikayise Mashaba from
Mamelodi Sundowns a contender.
Burgess relieved to
get first try
London
Sam Burgess admitted he
was relieved to finally score
his first Bath try in their 39-26
Premiership victory over Wasps
on Saturday. Burgess touched
down just after half-time as
Bath closed the gap on leaders
Northampton to one point.
It was the centre’s most effective
display since he made his Bath
debut six weeks ago following
his switch to union from rugby
league.
Milan
wiss international Xherdan
Shaqiri has officially joined
Inter from Bayern Munich
on a four-and-a-half-year
contract, snubbing interest
from Everton, Liverpool and
Stoke City.
Midfielder Shaqiri put pen
to paper on the deal late on
Friday, becoming the club’s
second winter transfer market
Pinturault and young Norwegian
star Henrik Kristoffersen.
German
skier
Felix
Neureuther
produced
a
disappointing final run to drop
from second to fifth overall.
U
acquisition after Arsenal
forward Lukas Podolski, who
has joined on loan until the
end of the season.
SHARAPOVA
WINS TITLE
Brisbane International
Brisbane
aria Sharapova won the
34th title of her career on
Saturday when she outlasted
Ana Ivanovic in the thrilling
final match of the Brisbane
International.
Sharapova won 6-7 (4/7),
6-3, 6-3, clinching victory in
two hours and 38 minutes in
front of a packed crowd at the
steamy Pat Rafter Arena.
It was the 13th year in a row
that the Russian has won at
least one WTA title.
The match, played in
typically hot and humid
conditions
in the
Queensland
M
capital, was the perfect
Australian Open preparation
for the two top seeds.
“I came into this final
expecting a tough match,”
Sharapova said.
“The matches we had last
year were always very intense
and high quality. That’s
what you expect in a final
atmosphere.
Sharapova started brilliantly
and raced to a 4-1 lead
before Ivanovic struck
back and levelled the
set.
She then took
control
of the
Kapalua
ussell Henley had eight birdies in an
eight-under 65 on Friday to grab a
narrow lead over early pace-setter Bae
Sang-Moon at the first round of the US
PGA Tour Tournament of Champions.
Henley birdied five of the first seven
holes on the par-73 Kapalua Plantation
Course, and gained sole possession of the
lead with a birdie at the last.
tiebreak to strike
first blood in the
final.
Sharapova
broke
early
in the second
set and kept the
advantage to level the match
at one set apiece.
Ivanovic took a medical
time out at the end of the
set to have an abdominal
strain re-taped and when
she returned, Sharapova
promptly broke and went
ahead 3-1. (AFP)
Maria Sharapova lifts the
winning trophy.
Ferrer claims 22nd title with Qatar triumph
Henley grabs lead
R
Cilic out of Australian Open
Zagreb
S Open champion Marin
Cilic withdrew from the
season’s opening Grand Slam
tournament, the Australian Open,
on Saturday having failed to
recover sufficiently from a right
shoulder injury.
The 26-year-old Croatian, who
had already been unable to play in
the Brisbane Open because of the
injury, announced his withdrawal
The birdie
gave him a oneshot lead over Bae.
“Today
was
good,” said Henley.
“It’s not every day
you’re going to hit the
putts right where you want to
and read them correctly, but I
did today.”
Doha
avid Ferrer made a
heartening start to the
new season by winning the
Qatar Open title on Saturday,
defeating Tomas Berdych, 6-4,
7-5.
The 32-year-old fourth seed
saved three set points in the
second set against Berdych,
the third-seeded former
D
Wimbledon finalist, whose
big weapons sometimes
threatened to sweep all before
him.
But Ferrer, diligent, fast
and better focussed, made
the best of his talents -despite having to work hard
to survive from within two
points of defeat against Ivo
Karlovic the previous day.
Messi and Serena team-up for
charitable campaign ‘1 in 11’
London
arcelona’s
Lionel Messi
has teamed up
with tennis star
Serena Williams in
a new campaign
to help vulnerable
children around
the world reach
their
potential
B
through sport and education.
The ‘1 in 11’ campaign, so
called because it represents
the number of children
worldwide who are unable to
attend school, is the result
of a collaboration between
UNICEF, the FC Barcelona
Foundation, and Reach Out
To Asia.
The campaign will raise
awareness and funds for
educational
programmes
around the world.
Messi, who is both a
representative of Barcelona’s
charitable arm and a UNICEF
Goodwill Ambassador said:
‘I’m supporting the 1 in 11
campaign because I believe
every child has the right to
fulfil their potential and realise
their dreams.
World No 1 Serena Williams,
who is also a UNICEF
ambassador, said: ‘In many
countries we take it for granted
that every child has the right to
receive a quality education, but
“1 in 11” children around the
world do not enjoy that right
– and without it, may never
reach their full potential.
Giteau
sparks
Toulon
on return
Paris
A
s p a r k l i n g
performance
by
Matt Giteau on his
return after an
absence of over two
months inspired
champions
Toulon to a
32-23 victory
over
RacingMetro
on
Saturday
and
end a run of two
defeats.
The match took
place in a highlycharged atmosphere in
the wake of the Islamist
killing spree this week in
Paris which resulted in
17 deaths -- the players
and spectators joined in
both a minute’s silence
and applause followed
by a rousing rendition
from the stands of the
French national anthem
‘La Marseillaise’.
Victory for Toulon
took them to provisional
second three points
behind leaders Stade
Francais, who beat
Castres on Friday,
though Clermont could
leapfrog them when
they host Brive later on
Saturday.
Freund claims second win
Destro not leaving in January
Milan
oma
coach
Rudi
Garcia insisted on
Saturday forward Mattia
Destro’s immediate future
belonged at the club and
he would not be leaving
in January.
Reports
earlier
on
Saturday claimed AC
Milan had offered Roma
1m euros to take 23-year-
Schwartzel opens
five-shot lead
Ekurhuleni
Former Masters champion
Charl Schwartzel stormed to
a five-shot lead after the third
round of the South African
Open on Saturday as he
attempts to win his national
title for the first time.
World number 31 Schwartzel
birdied the first four holes on
his way to a third round of
66 to finish 13 under par, five
strokes ahead of England’s
Matt Fitzpatrick and Scotland’s
David Drysdale.
Burkina Faso rally to
trounce Swazis
Nelspruit
Burkina Faso recovered
to trounce Swaziland 5-1
Saturday in an Africa Cup of
Nations warm-up match at a
South African stadium where
they have enjoyed considerable success.
The Stallions came to the 2013
Cup of Nations in South Africa
as no-hopers, but finished
runners-up to Nigeria after a
five-match unbeaten run at
Mbombela Stadium in northeastern city Nelspruit.
I’ll leave if players don’t back me
Berlin
R
via his Facebook page.
“I am really disappointed to
announce that I had to withdraw
from the Australian Open,” wrote
Cilic.
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W
old Destro on loan for six
months and a further 20
million to buy him at the
end of the season.
orld ski jumping
champion
Severin
Freund
of
Germany
claimed his second win of
the World Cup season on
Saturday with victory at Bad
Mitterndorf in Austria.
Freund jumped to 227.5m
on his first attempt for a
total of 420.5 points ahead
of Austria’s Stefan Kraft
Madrid
arcelona coach Luis
Enrique claimed he
hadn’t been affected by
rumours that he could
become the latest highprofile exit from the Camp
Nou should his side fail to
beat Atletico Madrid on
Sunday.
However, the 44-year-old
said he would step down
B
(394.4 pts), the recent
winner of the Four Hills.
Slovenia’s Jurij Tepes was
third.
INDIA HOLD
ON FOR DRAW
Australia win series 2-0
Sydney
ndia clung on for a tense draw
with three wickets left to deny
Australia their third victory of
the series in the fourth Sydney
Test on Saturday.
The Australians, with nine
fielders crowding around the
bat towards the final stages,
pushed for victory but could
not dislodge Ajinkya Rahane
and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the
gritty tourists batted it out at 252
for seven.
The Australians kept pushing
throughout the final session and
looked headed for victory once
they removed batting mainstays
Murali Vijay and skipper Virat
Kohli, but the tail end resisted.
Australian skipper Steve
Smith was named the player of
I
the series
after
Australia pose with the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
scoring four centuries for the
winning side.
“I thought we were going to
get there in the end but India
hung on well,” Smith said.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t
quite get there but I’m really
proud of all the boys’ efforts for
this Test match and for the series
as well.”
The Australians declared at
their overnight total of 251 for
six, leaving the tourists to hunt
down 349 runs to win off 90
overs on the fifth day.
Australia grabbed the vital
wicket of Kohli for 46 in the 67th
over as he sparred with Mitchell
Starc, and Shane Watson took a
catch low down at slip.
It completed a magnificent
series for the new skipper, with
a series aggregate of 692 runs
at 86.50, the most by an Indian
batsman in a series against
Australia.
“The guys stood there, dug it
out and pulled out a draw which
is satisfying,” Kohli said. (AFP)
after just seven months
in the job if he felt he no
longer had the backing of
his players.
Berahino earns
Pulis first win
West Bromwich
aido Berahino scored as
West Bromwich Albion
won 1-0 at home to Hull
City on Saturday to give new
manager Tony Pulis victory in
his first Premier League game.
Berahino settled the match
from an indirect free-kick in
the 78th minute, netting his
ninth goal of the campaign
after Hull goalkeeper Allan
McGregor was penalised for
picking up a back-pass.
It was West Brom’s first
victory over Hull in the top
flight at the sixth attempt and
lifted Pulis’s side two points
above the relegation zone on
his first league outing. (AFP)
S
Terranova makes it seven
from seven
Uyuni
Mini maintained their grip
on the 2015 Dakar Rally on
Saturday when their Argentine
driver Orlando Terranova
claimed the British marque’s
seventh stage win out of
seven on the Bolivian salt flat
of Uyuni. For Terranova this
was a third stage win this year
and fourth overall.
Bastia stun PSG in thrilling comeback Neil makes winning
Paris
aris Saint Germain gave
up a two-goal lead when
Bastia stormed back to win 4-2
in Corsica on Saturday as the
defending champions spurned
the chance to go top of Ligue 1.
Laurent Blanc’s men had
looked to be in total control
after goals in the 10th minute
from Lucas, a lovely lob, and in
the 20th when the 19-year-old
Tottenham-linked midfielder
P
Bastia’s French defender Julian Palmieri scores a goal.
Adrien Rabiot pounced on the
loose ball and fired it with
his left foot into the bottom
corner.
Ryad Boudebouz pulled one
back from the spot for Bastia
on the half-hour after Gregory
Van der Wiel was harshly
judged to have handled.
And just on the stroke of
half-time David Luiz was
caught napping as Francois
Modesto headed home a
corner. (AFP)
start with Norwich
London
orwich’s new manager
Alex Neil enjoyed the
perfect start to his reign as
the 10-man Canaries won
2-1 against Championship
leaders Bournemouth on
Saturday.
Neil was hired to replace
Neil Adams earlier in the week
and the former Hamilton
N
Appetite for success
Bayern stars fill their boots as they prepare for camp trip
Doha
t’s a new year but Bayern Munich
have clearly still got an appetite
for success as they gear up for the
second half of the season.
The German giants were all
smiles as they enjoyed breakfast at
Munich airport ahead of their flight
to Doha, Qatar.
Pep Guardiola’s side flew to the
I
Middle East on Friday for a nineday training camp during their
winter break.
Bayern, who are undefeated in
the Bundesliga this season, will play
two friendlies before returning back
on January 18.
Stars including Franck Ribery,
Mario Gotze and Arjen Robben
were all in attendance as the team
waited to board the flight.
The 2015 Ballon d’Or nominee
Manuel Neuer also travelled with
the squad; although team-mate
Xherdan Shaqiri wasn’t seen ahead
of his move to Italian side Inter
Milan.
The Allianz Arena outfit also
confirmed that they had loaned
out talented 19-year-old midfielder
Pierre Hojbjerg to Augsburg until
the end of the season to gain match
practice while also extending the
Denmark international’s contract
by two years to 2018.
Despite some good spells Shaqiri
has failed to hold down a regular
starting spot under coach Guardiola
and had repeatedly hinted at leaving
in the transfer window. (AFP)
player-manager
had
an
immediate impact following
his move south of the border
from the Scottish Premiership.
Cameron Jerome’s longrange curler 10 minutes
from time capped a brilliant
Canaries fight-back after Gary
Hooper had cancelled out Matt
Ritchie’s early opener at Dean
Court.
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SPORTS
Liverpool win over Sunderland
MARKOVIC
ON MARK
Sunderland
azar Markovic claimed his first
Premier League goal as Liverpool
continued their recent upturn in
results with a deserved 1-0 win at
struggling Sunderland on Saturday.
The £20 million close-season signing from Benfica scored the only goal
in the ninth minute to consolidate
Brendan Rodgers’s side in eighth
place in the table.
Liverpool have lost just once in
their last 13 games, renewing hope of
a sustained challenge for a top-four
finish in May and with it a return to
the Champions League.
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However, Liverpool are still 10
points behind their tally from this
time last year, when they came close
to winning the title before being
edged out by Manchester City.
Any hope Sunderland had of
mounting a comeback disappeared
four minutes into the second half
when midfielder Liam Bridcutt saw
red after being shown a second yellow card for fouling Emre Can.
The closest they came to troubling
ex-Sunderland goalkeeper Simon
Mignolet came just after Bridcutt’s
departure, when Adam Johnson’s
long-range effort struck the bar.
Otherwise,
t h e
hosts
could
h a v e
no complaints
after
a defeat that
left
them with just
one
win from their
last
11 league games,
keeping them in danger
near the
foot of the table.
Sunderland coach Gus Poyet had
urged home supporters to come to
the Stadium of Light to see Steven
Gerrard’s final Premier League appearance in the north-east before
his move to Major League Soccer
side the LA Galaxy. (AFP)
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