| Updated at: 2115 PST, Monday, July 05, 2010|
KARACHI: A dead fish weighing 1.5 ton has shore up at Hawksbay beach, which according to the fishermen, is a whale.
The whale was found dead at the coast of Abdur Rehman Goth next to Hawksbay which drew a large crowd of locals who turned up to have a look at the giant fish.
The whale weighs around 1 to 1.5 tons, said experienced fishermen after examining closely.
The local fishermen are of the view that only the liver of the fish is fit consumption while the rest of the body will be left lying on the beach.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Omer Nadeem singer launches A MULTIPLAYER CONSOLE GAMING Zone "ECLECTIC VIBRATIONS" in Lahore, Pakistan.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) now extends its wireless Broadband EVO service in 100 major cities & towns across Pakistan, said a company statement.
PTCL EVO is a 3G wireless technology experience that gives opportunity to roam freely with an average download speeds from 300 kbps to 500 kilo bits per second.
EVO technology has witnessed highest growth amongst other broadband technologies in Pakistan.
PTCL in its statement said that EVO service are now available in 100 cities and towns including
- And other small towns and cities across Pakistan.
PTCL said that its expansion plans for broadband network will continue to ensure that more customers get the opportunity to experience the latest wireless broadband and related technologies.
Naveed Saeed SEVP Commercial on achieving this important milestone said EVO launch in 100 cities reflect in PTCL’s commitment to connect its customers to the world via internet and company’s commitment to provide its customers with best telecom services at their doorsteps. Working in a market where technology changes every minute; PTCL always strives to introduce products and services that brings more value to its customers.
Syed Asim Ali, EVP, Commercial Planning said through superior 3G experience we offer to our customers variety of Prepaid and Postpaid options to suit their needs as well as their budget. With nationwide roaming, customers can take their EVO anywhere and be connected at super fast speeds (except Peshawar). Customers have the freedom to download as much data as they want with EVO postpaid and MAX packages, as there are no download limits with these packages.
The world?s most expensive home in 2010 is unquestionable. It is the first $1 billion home the world has seen. A custom-build 27 story towering , Antilla in Mumbai is the home of the world?s fifth richest man, namely Mukesh Ambani, head of Indian petro-chemical giant Reliance Industries, which is India?s most valuable firm by market capitalization.
With double height ceilings, ballrooms, crystal chandelier ceilings, retractable stages, and 600 servants, there is no other home on earth that compares to the 570 feet tall Antilla.
2. VILLA Leopolda, French Riviera-506$ milion
Villa Leopolda is an 80,000 square foot Chateuau built in 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium. The villa has been rumoured to be the home of Bill Gates and many more , but has actually been home to French banker Edmond Safira, whose wife Lily still lives there. The 19 bedroom villa, which boasts sports courts, a bowling alley, multiple kitchens, and a movie theatre, received even more press lately when a Russian mogul lost his deposit on the property when he reneged on completing the sale.
3. One Hyde Park-The Penthouse, London- $200 million
This massively stylish modern penthouse may not be so expensive did it not sit atop the famous number 1 address. As it is in such a premium location it has been built as a home for the rich and famous complete with SAS guard, bullet proof windows, , panic rooms and a secret tunnel to the nearby Mandarin Hotel. The building has communal spas, and rooms, and the penthouse is served by 24 hour room service.
4. Fairfield Pond, - $170 million
This 63 acre home is considered the largest residential compound in America. The 29 bedroom of publicity shy billionaire Ira Rennert has 5 sports courts, a bowling alley and a $150,000 hot tub.
5. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills - $ 165 million
This mansion ? the former home of publishing giant , the inspiration for the main character in ?Citizen Kane? ?, features 29 bedrooms and three pools. The estate became a pop-culture icon after being used in The Godfather movie, when the infamous severed horse?s head turned up in the owner?s bed. The fact that assassinated President John F Kennedy stayed in the mansionduring his honeymoon also added to its status. The house has some notable neighbours, including Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and David and Victoria Beckham.
6. Franchuk Villa, Kensington - $ 161 million
Anyone else spotting a trend here (the most expensive homes being mainly in the UK and US, this making it 2 all). This Victorian Villa was a girl?s prep school until 1997, when it was bought and upgraded in 2006. After receiving a ?10 million overhaul and refurb it was purchased by Ukrainian AIDS philanthropist, Elena Franchuk, and renamed the Franchuk Villa.
7. "The Pinnacle", Montana- $ 155 million
This is the home of Time and Edra Blixseth, owners of the billionaires-only golf and ski resort ?Yellowstone Club? in Montana. It will be the largest and grandest property on the resort, but is still small in comparison to some of those on this list, with only 10 bedrooms. To catch up the property has impressive features such as every inch of floor being heated, a and fireplaces in all bathrooms. (3-2 to America).
8. " The Manor", Los Angeles- $ 150 million
The home of Aaron Spelling, dubbed ?The Manor? by wife Cindy, has 123 rooms for his family to choose from, an indoor skating rink, multiple pools, three kitchens, sports courts, private orchard, and a bowling alley. The home, which he had built from scratch in 1991 also has a room used exclusively for wrapping presents and an entire floor dedicated to closet space.
9. Updown Court, Windlesham, surrey- $ 139 million
The description of this home is above, as it was the 3rd most expensive home in 2008. What is interesting however, is that in 2008 it was valued at $110million, meaning its value has grown substantially even during such difficult financial times.
10. Dracula's Castle, Romania- $135 million
This home needs no introduction. Built in the 14th century, the castle is now a national and museum thanks to the legend surrounding it, which also needs no introduction. It has 57 rooms in total, including 17 bedrooms filled with antiques and historical artefacts. It wouldn?t do for the publicly shy Ira Rennert mentioned above, but for the quirkier billionaire, the 450 million tourists that visit every year may be worth it for living in Dracula?s castle.
The message on Ronaldo's Internet pages does not name the mother, but the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha said she is a US citizen.
'It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship,' the message read.
'No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are,' Ronaldo said.
The agency representing the player, Gestifute, confirmed the news, as did 'a female friend of the family,' Correio de Manha said in its online edition.
According to the newspaper, the baby was born in the United States at the beginning of June.Ronaldo spent his summer and Miami last summer, it added.
The report said the player's mother, Dolores, and sisters Elma and Katia, were arranging for the necessary papers so the child could be brought to Portugal.
Ronaldo, 25, has been romantically linked to a number of women over the years, the latest being Russian swimwear model Irina Shayk.
Shayk expressed disappointment at the announcement. 'My friend has suddenly become a father,' she wrote in her Facebook account.
The news came a few days after Ronaldo and the Portuguese national team were eliminated from the . The player had a disappointing tournament, scoring only once.
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| Updated at: 1259 PST, Monday, July 05, 2010|
LONDON: Pakistan will face Australia in the first T20 match of the series in Edgbaston today (Monday).
Shahid Afridi will lead the Pakistani squad. Pakistan are facing Australia for the first time after being defeated in the World T20 semi-finals.
Pakistan completed preparations for two Twenty20 internationals against Australia playing T20 matches against Essex and Northamptonshire and winning both.
The second Twenty20 International between the two countries will be played on Tuesday.
| Updated at: 0814 PST, Monday, July 05, 2010|
LOS ANGELES: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" the latest in the teen vampire movie franchise, sank its fangs into a hefty 69-million dollar share of box office receipts, making it the top weekend earner, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
The teen goth romance flick, which opened Wednesday, so far has racked up projected ticket sales of 161.7 million dollars in North America, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
In second place was the debut of "The Last Airbender," based on a popular television series in which beings are endowed with magical powers allowing them to control air, earth, water and fire.
Despite poor reviews, the movie sold 40.7 million dollars in tickets over the three-day weekend period.
Last week's box office champ, "Toy Story 3" -- the biggest-ever opener for animated filmmaker Disney/Pixar -- raked in 30.2 million dollars, for a total of 289 million dollars over three weeks.
Fourth place went to "Grown Ups," the Adam Sandler and Chris Rock comedy about a reunion of high school friends, which took 18.5 million dollars.
In fifth was "Knight and Day," an action comedy starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, earning 10.2 million dollars.
"The Karate Kid" fell two notches to sixth place, selling eight million dollars in tickets, while seventh place went to the action comedy "The A-Team," a remake of the 1980s television series about four rogue soldiers of fortune, which took in three million dollars.
Eighth place went to raunchy comedy "Get Him To The Greek" about a heroin-addicted rocker attempting a comeback in Los Angeles, with 1.18 million dollars in ticket sales.
"Shrek Forever After," the fourth and final instalment in the movies about the lovable green ogre, came in ninth place, with 799,000 dollars in receipts, for a grand total of 306.9 million dollars in tickets sold since its opening seven weeks ago.
The 10th spot went to the offbeat romantic comedy "Cyrus" with 770,200 dollars in ticket sales in its third week of release.
| Updated at: 1437 PST, Monday, July 05, 2010|
LONDON: An appetite suppressant that takes away the desire for post-pub kebabs and calorific late-night snacks has been discovered by British scientists.
The substance, which occurs naturally in the body, could pave the way for a new class of dieting drugs that help people shed pounds without distressing side effects.
The idea would be to stop us eating purely for pleasure instead of from hunger.
It could also be used to treat alcohol and drug abuse, researchers at Manchester University say.
The chemical called hemopressin works by affecting the reward centres of the brain that light up when someone enjoys a comforting snack or cigarette.
Tests have shown that hemopressin blocks these areas of the brain, reducing the reward from eating.
A synthetic product called Rimonabant, which acted on the brain to reduce hunger, was developed six years ago and marketed as an anti-obesity treatment.
But it appeared to increase the risk of depression and suicidal thoughts and was withdrawn from the market.
Dr Garron Dodd, co-author of the latest findings published in the Journal of Neuroscience, believes naturally-occurring hemopressin can suppress hunger without the side effects.
In tests, laboratory mice fed hemopressin ate less food.
However, the chemical had no other impact on their behaviour. An identical group of mice given a synthetic form of the chemical also ate less, but suffered side effects such as increased grooming and scratching.
'We now plan to investigate this further,' Dr Dodd said.
He added: 'While our findings are an indication of safety, this cannot be immediately extrapolated to humans.
'This discovery does, however, offer new insights into how the brain controls appetite and opens new avenues by which to manipulate this brain circuitry and aid the development of anti-obesity treatments.'
The finding could lead to drugs that stimulate the brain to produce more hemopressin, he said.
Orlistat, the most popular obesity drug, prevents fat absorption and is taken by hundreds of thousands of people.
Updated at: 1419 PST, Monday, July 05, 2010
RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian man made world record by eating live 22 scorpions.The Saudi youth Majed Al-Maliki ate 22 live scorpions in Riyadh on January 22. He beat the previous record of eating 21 by USA's Dean Sheldon. Majed Al-Maliki now is the Guinness World Record holder of a man eating most live scorpions.
The decision was widely expected after Brazil was beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands in the quarter-finals on Friday. The team took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but went on to concede two goals and have a man sent off in a dismal second-half performance in Port Elizabeth.
"With the closing of the work cycle that started in August 2006 and ended with the elimination of the World Cup in South Africa, the CBF announces the dismissal of the Technical Commission of the Brazilian team," the federation said in a statement.
It added that a new coach will be appointed before the end of the month.
Local media tipped Mano Menezes, coach of Brazilian club Corinthians, former Brazil player and AC Milan coach Leonardo and Wanderley , a former national , as potential successors to Dunga.
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who coached Brazil to its fifth World Cup title in 2002, had previously been tipped for a return but has since said he is not available due to his commitments with Brazilian club Palmeiras.
Whoever is chosen, the new coach and his staff are likely to face a couple of friendly matches in the next few months and then the South American ? the Copa America ? in 2011 in Argentina.
Dunga returned to Brazil with the team early Sunday and was met with applause and cheering by fans in his native Porto Alegre in southern Brazil.
Brazil will host the World Cup in 2014 for the first time since 1950.
The delegation will be composed of scientists from the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and other scientific institutions in the Kingdom. Details of the visit were disclosed by Rajeev Shahare, outgoing deputy chief at the Indian mission, here on Saturday night.
Shahare was speaking during a farewell party held by the Forum (IBF). The event was attended by a number of businessmen and diplomats, Shahare?s wife Preeti Shahare, and many IBF office bearers including Owais Ahmed, Nadeem A. Tarin, S. Ziaur Rahman, Tareq Masood, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed and Mir Mahmood Ali.
Asked about the details of the space cooperation between Riyadh and New Delhi, Shahare ? who will be leaving for New Delhi on Monday ? said a memorandum of understanding between KACST and ISRO was signed during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?s visit to Riyadh earlier this year. He said that ISRO, one of the world?s leading space research , would provide expertise to Riyadh as it has been conducting a variety of operations for both Indian and foreign clients. Shahare also spoke about his time in the Kingdom. ?I personally believe my stay here was a great one, I can?t say of its successes, but I am going back with a lot of satisfaction ? This is a great country and you have a lot of , especially business going on with the Saudis,? he said.
He added that he also felt touched by the farewell party, speakers? remarks and floral tributes.
Speaking on the , IBF President Ahmed said that Shahare had been instrumental in boosting Indo-Saudi ties. ?In fact, IBF was Shahare?s brainchild,? said Ahmed.
This view was echoed by several other speakers who praised him for his catalytic role in improving Indo-Saudi relations, and hoped he would return to the region as an ambassador.
Shahare?s wife Preeti received her share of encomiums with speakers calling her a ?great? lady and an embodiment of all that is good and graceful.
?The Shahares may be leaving for India and we will miss them, but they will always be with us in our hearts and minds,? said Tarin, another IBF office bearer.
Ahmed also presented a memento to Shahare at the end of the party.
Photojournalist Wasif Bhai presented a memorial CD to Shahare containing a valuable collection of Shahare?s photos taken during his four-year stay in Riyadh.
Prior to coming to Riyadh, Shahare served Indian missions in Cairo, Aden, Geneva, Bahrain and Mauritius.