London, July 14 : A total of 582 artists have smashed a previous world record for the largest group of drummers playing the same beat at the same time.
Hundreds of drummers, as young as five and as old as 50, reached Birmingham''s National Indoor Arena to beat the previous record of 533 drummers, set in the US, on July 13.
"It''s been absolutely fantastic. Everyone has really enjoyed themselves - it was a really good atmosphere. We did a simple rock groove and played for at least 10 minutes," The Telegraph quoted Craig Glover, an organiser, as saying.
The charity event saw the participation of many celebrities also, including Slade''s Don Powell and Cold Feet and Coronation Street actor John Thomson.
Pepper snapped a five-day losing streak on buying support at lower levels driven by lower carry forward stocks. Spot pepper slipped 23 rupees to end at 13,233 rupees per 100 kg in Kochi. Indian December pepper exports stood at 1,750 tonnes, down 32 percent on year. March delivery gained Rs 233 and settled at Rs 13145/quintal. The contract touched the intraday high of Rs 13211/quintal while low of Rs 12920/quintal. Now support for the pepper is seen at 12973 and below could see a test of 12801. Resistance is now likely to be seen at 13264, a move above could see prices testing 13383.
Pepper trading range is 12801-13383.
Pepper ended higher on buying support at lower levels driven by lower carry forward stocks
New Delhi, Aug. 8 : Defence minister A. K. Antony on Saturday said there has been a surge in the incidents of infiltration from across the border from Pakistan side since last month even though there has been a substantial decline in militancy in Kashmir.
"Actually the militancy in J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) has come down substantially. But last one month, suddenly, tendency of increase of infiltration is there," said A. K. Antony, the Defence Minister while talking to mediamen in the national capital.
Tehran - Ali Daei was dismissed as Iran coach after a 2-1 home defeat against Saudi Arabia in a World Cup qualifier, ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.
Other news agencies also confirmed Daei's dismissal, including official news agency IRNA.
ISNA had earlier Sunday quoted Iranian Football Federation (FFI) president Ali Kafashian as saying that an emergency FFI session was held in this regard.
Melbourne, June 27 : Hugh Jackman and Miley Cyrus may play alongside each other in the new movie-musical Personal Security.
The team up news came after the teenaged singer was seen with the X-Men star having lunch with movie executives at a LA hotspot, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Jackman is expected to play a New York cop protecting Cyrus- a spoiled teen heiress- from possible kidnapping, Variety magazine reports.
Srinagar, Mar 31 : Hordes of tourists visiting Kashmir valley are fascinated by the mustard fields as the mustard crop has turned the whole picturesque Kashmir valley into golden.
According to mustard growers, following sufficient snowfall and rains this winter, the crop yields are much better than the previous year.
On the way to Pahalgam, 16 kilometres off Srinagar on the national highway, many tourists feast their eyes and minds with the scenic view of blooming mustard flowers.
Washington, Aug 25 : In a new study, Finnish researchers have found that adults born with very low birth weight have lower bone mineral density.
Led by Dr. Petteri Hovi, from the National Institute for Health and Welfare Helsinki, Finland, the researchers evaluated skeletal health in 144 adults (ages ranging from 18 to 27 years) who were born preterm with very low birth weight.
London, Mar. 6 : Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has agreed to have a film made of his own career.
That''s the view of former Man United great Brian McClair.
And having played under Ferguson for 11 years and now working alongside him as United's Academy Director, `Choccie' should know better than most.
McClair who also works as a spokesman for football management game, Championship Manager, said: `He's really into his films. I think it would depend on who they get to play him. I reckon he would like John Wayne up there on the screen in the role."
London: A new research has indicated that the regular doses of vitamin D lower down the early death’s risk.
The Earlier studies had found that the deficiency of vitamin D increases the cancer’s risk, heart disease or diabetes, but the new results has shown that vitamin D provides bigger bang.
Munich - Tens of thousands of workers in Germany's engineering sector were expected to walk off their jobs Monday as their union expanded its warning strikes to press its demands for an 8-per-cent pay raise.
The strikes, which began Saturday, are to continue through Friday after the IG Metall union rejected an offer of 2.1-per-cent more income in 2009 and 0.8 per cent of annual salaries for the months of November and December
New Delhi, March 15 : The Lok Sabha was adjourned repeatedly Friday as opposition parties protested the alleged neglect of Hindi and regional languages in Union Public Service Commission examinations.
The lower house witnessed three adjournments.
When the house met at 11, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned it for half hour as Samajwadi Party and RJD members walked towards her chair denouncing the alleged "insult" to Hindi.
Among those protesting was Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad.
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