Johannesburg, Dec 7 - Sergio Garcia led the Nedbank Golf Challenge after the first round resumed on Friday morning, but his success on the golf course was overshadowed by the passing of Nelson Mandela, according to reports.
According to Sport24, the Spaniard includes the 2001 and 2003 Nedbank Golf Challenge to his tally of 24 professional wins and took steps towards a third title with his opening 66 at Gary Player Country Club.
He said that it was sad to lose Mandela, not only for South Africa, but for the world as he was such a great man and did so many great things for humanity.
London, Dec 7 : Singer Noel Gallagher finds Miley Cyrus embarrassing and says that her outrageous acts cast a shadow on female artists.
He isn't impressed by the "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker and says she should channel her energies into writing a good song rather than dressing provocatively and twerking.
"I think there is a trend, unfortunately, in the game, at the minute, of girls desperately trying to be provocative or desperately trying to - in inverted commas - 'start the debate' about some old sh*t or other," rollingstone. com quoted Gallagher as saying.
Los Angeles, Dec 6 : Actress Zoe Saldana says that whiny women are incompetent and she can't stand them.
Saldana, 35, and her sisters find it difficult to hold a conversation with women who only complain about life, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
"Women who are very whiny annoy the f***ing crap out of me. It's impossible for my sisters and me to hold a conversation with a woman who is incompetent," said Saldana.
"It's one thing to be uncertain, a little insecure and scared and another thing to be lazy. I can't deal with mediocrity and incompetence. And you see it in people's eyes," she added. (IANS)
Markets show positive sentiments, With the results of exit polls showing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) having an edge over the Congress in the five Assembly elections held in November and December which are set to declare poll results on December 8. Nifty Dec fut closed on a positive note with weekly gain of 94.20bps and sensex closed at 20996 with a gain of 218 bps
Beijing, Dec 6 : China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe entered a circular lunar orbit Friday, after about 112 hours on a Earth-Moon transfer orbit, the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre said.
The probe entered the lunar orbit after 361 seconds of precise braking by the variable thrust engine, following orders by engineers of the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre, reports Xinhua.
The centre later verified that Chang'e-3 entered the 100-km-high lunar circular orbit.
The braking was important otherwise Chang'e-3 would have escaped from the Moon, or crashed into it, said the centre.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Keep your nails healthy by focussing on cleanliness. Try olive oil, milk cream and acetone-free nail polish removers for clean and healthy nails.
Preethi. S, training head, Naturals Salon Training Academy, doles out tips for perfect nails:
- Take a bowl of olive oil and soak your nails in it. Leave them in it for 10 minutes then wipe off excess oil with cotton wool.
- After washing hands, apply a hand cream to prevent them from drying up. Dry nails have more chances of breaking.
- To further avoid dryness, use nail polish removers that are acetone-free.
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit will make her first appearance on popular dance reality show "Dance India Dance" where she will promote her forthcoming release "Dedh Ishqiya".
Madhuri was one of the judges on "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" and her appearance on the "Dance India Dance" sets has stirred up a lot of excitement amongst the judges, host and contestants with each one planning what they'd like to say to her, what dance acts they would like to put up in front of her and how they would love to make her dance to their favourite number, said a source.
Los Angeles, Dec 6 : Singer Britney Spears says that she moved on from her broken relationship with former manager Jason Trawick really quick.
The 32-year-old accepts that writing lyrics of her songs "Don't cry" and "Til its gone" for her new album "Britney Jean" helped her get over the two-year-long relationship, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
"It was very therapeutic, yeah. I got over it really fast. Basically, what (the tracks are) talking about, your love is gone (but) you'll never forget it," said Spears.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Elderly citizens, including social activist Aruna Roy, were detained Friday for protesting outside Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh's official residence here while demanding restructuring of the pension scheme.
All were taken to the Parliament Street police station, a senior police official said.
The elderly citizens under the Pension Parishad gathered outside the PM's House at 7 Race Course Road, demanding the government restructure the existing pension scheme so they can live a life without extreme poverty.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : India will observe five-day state mourning from Dec 6 to 10 as a mark of respect to Nelson Mandela, the government announced Friday.
"During the state mourning, the national flag will be flown at half-mast from Dec 6 to 10 throughout the country and there will be no official entertainment," said an official statement.
The decision was taken by the cabinet here.
Nobel Laureate and anti-apartheid icon Mandela, who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, died Thursday at the age of 95. India honoured him with Bharat Ratna as well.(IANS)
Bangalore, Dec 6 : The BJP may be hearing on a Modi wave across the country but, at the same time, it is realistic that the wind supposedly blowing in its favour will not bring in votes during the 2014 general elections without the help of local strongmen. Hence it seems ready to take back its former leader B. S. Yeddyurappa though he is yet to be cleared of corruption charges.
The state Bharatiya Janata Party is confident that the party's central leadership will now seriously start the process of bringing back Yeddyurappa as assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh are done with.
Using a botnet dubbed 'Pony,' hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for around 2 million accounts on many popular sites like Google, Facebook and Twitter, Chicago-based cybersecurity firm Trustwave revealed.
Trustwave said the hackers tempted web users to download the malicious software through a website or e-mail, which then monitored users' browsers and collected their log-in credentials. The hackers stole nearly 1.58 million website login credentials and as many as 320,000 e-mail account login credentials, among other things.
Instagram, which is owned by the world's biggest social-networking site Facebook, has sent out an invitation to members of the media for an event in the New York City on 12th of December this year.
The photo-sharing social network invited media person to "share a moment" with Kevin Systrom and the team behind Instagram. The recently-announced event will start at 10 a. m. on 12th of this month in Midtown Manhattan.
Reliance Retail, a division of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), is reportedly going to close 16 of its 20 exclusive Apple iStores due to differences with the iPhone/iPad-maker over design of the stores.
People familiar with the matter said that Reliance decided to close most of the stores because of highly strict standards set by the Cupertino, California-based tech giant. The sources added that the Indian company was not with the returns it was getting from the iStores.
New York, Dec 6 : Manhattan's Indian-American attorney Preet Bharara, also known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street", has now charged 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses with scamming Medicaid out of $1.5 million over a decade.
The 49 current or former Russian diplomats and their spouses living in New York City were Thursday accused of participating in a widespread fraud scheme to illegally obtain benefits under Medicaid, a government health care programme for low-income families.
Los Angeles, Dec 6 : Filmmaker Martin Scorsese says that actor Leonardo DiCaprio brought back his passion for filmmaking.
The duo has worked together in movies like "The Aviator", "The Departed" and his X-mas offering "The Wolf of Wall Street", coming out on Dec 25.
"Working together re-ignited my enthusiasm for making pictures. There's always something more, there's always more to mine with him. He keeps going deeper and deeper," hollywoodreporter. com quoted Scorsese as saying.
Dharamsala, Dec 6 : Two years ago, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama called off a trip to South Africa as it was "inconvenient" for that country's government to grant him a visa and missed a chance to meet Nelson Mandela again.
After cancelling his trip in October 2011, the Dalai Lama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, had said: "I am very sad and very much (hoped) to see Nelson Mandela, who is now very old. So now I doubt whether I can have another occasion to meet him."
An aide of the Dalai Lama said Friday: "His Holiness' desire to meet former president Nelson Mandela remained unfulfilled."
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Actor Uday Chopra, who is busy taking care of his home banner Yash Raj Films' (YRF) Hollywood wing, says he plans to direct a film and it may be a Hollywood project. But he also has his heart set on remaking his late father and veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra's "Kala Patthar".
Will you debut with a Hollywood film?
"Maybe yes... may be in Hollywood. I have the feeling inside me, but at the moment there is so much to be done. I have to make a name for my company," Uday, who will soon be seen on the big screen in "Dhoom 3", told IANS in an interview here.
Washington, Dec 6 - Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers won his 600th game in his career after leading the Clippers to a 101-81 win over the Memphis Grizzlies 101-81.
Rivers became the third active NBA coach to win as many as 600 games, only trailing Gregg Popovich and Rick Adelman, reports Xinhua.
The 52-year-old had been coaching since 1999. He had earlier worked for the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics before coming to Los Angeles this season.
He won an NBA championship for the Celtics in 2008. (IANS)
Mumbai, Dec 6 : In a rare case, a 13-year-old girl underwent successful surgery at a hospital here to extricate a huge cancerous abdominal tumour, an official said Friday.
The patient, identified as RS, was detected with a massive 1.50 kg tumour when she recently had her first menses, Niranjan Chavan of the obstetrics and gynaecology department at Sion's Lokmanya Tilak Memorial Hospital, said.