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FIFA 2014: FIFA invests USD 1 million in World Cup TV internships in Brazil

FIFA is investing USD 1 million in a TV production internship programme for Brazilian students during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil as part of its legacy plans for the competition. The programme gives 438 Brazilian university students the chance to gain paid professional experience with the broadcast production of the FIFA World Cup™. The students, chosen from universities in ...

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Twin babies for Roger Federer again !

Roger Federer,  Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world no. 4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals has become father for the second time, for the twin baby boys. On Tuesday, his wife Mirka gave birth to twins baby boys named Leo and Lenny. In 2009, Mirca gave birth to twin baby girls.Many sport persons congratulated Mirca and ...

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Cox & Kings to handle India visa services in US

The Indian Embassy here has awarded the new contract for providing Visa/OCI/PIO/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate application support services to the Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Ltd. The new service provider will be operational from May 21, a day after the current service provider, BLS International Ltd. closes all its operations in the evening of May 20, at all ...

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BBVA Primera Liga: Real Madrid out of title race

Real Madrid’s chances of winning this season’s BBVA Primera Liga title disappeared as Carlo Ancelotti’s side drew 1-1 to a struggling Valladolid Wednesday. Real Madrid started off five points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid and two behind FC Barcelona with one game in hand. Things got off to a bad start for Madrid when Cristiano Ronaldo limped off with a ...

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World’s highest polling station, Anlaythu, buzz of activity

At 5,000 meters or nearly about 15,000 feet, Anlaythu polling station became the world’s highest on Wednesday. Not only that – it is a buzz of activity with a chopper flying in staff and an electorate of just around 60-70 people expected to cast their votes. “Our team of around seven people, including three police personnel and four polling staff ...

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Kollywood News :’Kochadaiiyaan’ fever catches on in Chennai,Select theatres will screen it at 4 a.m. on release day.

From visits to temples on the eve of release to anointing large cutouts of Rajinikanth with milk before the first show of “Kochadaiiyaan” Friday, the southern matinee idol’s ardent fans are set to celebrate the film’s release as a family wedding. Such is the craze for the superstar that a multiplex has already sold about 13,000 tickets. Directed by Rajini’s ...

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MI vs RCB Match Post-Review: Why Virat Kohli Men Lost?

When Chris Gayle was out, followed by Virat Kohli and Yuvraj in quick succession, the fate of Royal Challengers was vividly written on the wall that they were chasing a lost match. Finally, Mumbai Indians beat them by 19 runs in an extremely engaging battle at Wankhede Stadium, home to the opponent team. A tense atmosphere that was fuelled in ...

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Hollywood News: Is Anne Hathaway’s marriage in trouble?

Actress Anne Hathaway, who attended Met Gala alone and left the ceremony on her own, has been fuelling speculation that her marriage to actor Adam Shulman is on the rocks. The actress cut a lonely figure as she left the Carlyle Hotel in New York Monday alone in the back of her chauffeur driven car, reports showbizspy.com. The duo got ...

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Hollywood News: Jennifer Lopez to receive ICON award

Singer-turned-actress Jennifer Lopez will be honoured with ICON Award 2014 at Billboard Music Awards. Lopez will receive the honour at the Billboard Music Awards here later this month, reports contactmusic.com. She is the fourth recipient of the ICOP Award ever following celebrities Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder and Prince. Larry Klein, Producer, Billboard Music Awards said: “Jennifer Lopez is one of ...

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Yawn can cool your brain, says research

It may look unpleasant in office meeting or in the middle of a social dinner but yawning does help cool your brain. Yawning frequencies of people also vary with change in seasonal temperature, a research said. “The contagious yawning is constrained to an optimal thermal zone or range of ambient temperatures. Yawning subsequently functions to keep the brain temperature balanced ...

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Taking coffee daily prevents eye damage ! !

Your daily cup of coffee is brewing some soothing news for your eyes. According to food scientists, a daily cup of coffee can prevent eyesight deterioration and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes. “Raw coffee is, on average, just one percent caffeine but it contains seven to nine percent chlorogenic acid – a strong antioxidant ...

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TCS World 10K Bangalore on May 18. check here

Defending champion Alex Oloitiptip among men, and winner of seven medals at World Championships Linet Masai on the women’s side will headline a quality elite field in the TCS World 10K Bangalore run to be held here May 18. Announcing this at a media conference here Tuesday, promoters Procam International said the total registrations received for the upcoming run had ...

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IPL 2014: Rohit, Pollard star in Mumbai Indians comprehensive win

 Riding on fine batting performances by skipper Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard, defending champions Mumbai Indians registered their second win in the India Premier League (IPL) beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs at the Wankhede Stadium here Tuesday. Put in, Rohit struck an unbeaten 59 off 35 balls, and Pollard made a 31-ball 43 as Mumbai Indians posted a ...

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Elections: Himachal’s oldest voter, wife cast vote

Himachal Pradesh’s oldest voter, Shyam Saran Negi, 97, and his wife Wednesday cast their vote in a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district. “This time again I have not missed an opportunity to cast my valuable vote,” Negi told reporters in Kalpa, some 275 km from the state capital. Kinnaur is part of the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, one of the ...

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In a first, Rahul Gandhi in Amethi on polling day

In a first in the last one decade, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday reached his parliamentary constituency Amethi during voting. Gandhi’s visit comes as the going seemed to be getting tough for the incumbent MP, more so after the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi visited the family bastion and urged the people to shun dynastic politics and vote ...

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