Michael Weatherly at "Extra" Interview with the Cast of "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" at The Grove in Los AngelesSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 18:03.
Silver for May delivery surged 1.74% to trade at a three-day high of USD37.70 a troy ounce and on MCX settled up by 1.07 that is at 55763 on firmer equities, but investors were nervous after talk resurfaced that some central banks would have to start tightening monetary policy soon, a move which could dent bullion's appeal as a hedge against inflation. Today prices could be volatile as investors prepared for the end of a volatile quarter, with oil rising on continued unrest in Libya, gold falling on tighter monetary policy talk, and copper tracking moderate Wall Street gains.
Vienna - An Austrian women's handball coach received a hefty fine and a three-year ban Wednesday for colliding with a French Metz player, to prevent a decisive goal against his Hypo Niederoesterreich team, the European Handball Federation (EHF) said.
Coach Gunnar Prokop's foul occurred in the last seconds of a European Champions League game in Austria last week, which ended with a 27-27 draw.
The Commonwealth Moot Court competition, organised by the first batch of law students from Christ University came to an end on February 22. "The Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) approached us with a proposal to organise the event,” said Swagata Raha, faculty secretary for the Moot Court. “CLEA has been organising the Moot Court competition, in which student teams representing universities from Commonwealth nations compete for the Turnbull Shield,” says Raha.
Tracy Broughton, Estyn Hackshaw and Elizandra Dutra at 4th Annual Brazilian Summer Beauty Pageant BenefitSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 16:27.
Changwon (South Korea), April 6 : India's Praksh Nanjappa won the bronze medal in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup here Saturday.
Prakash shot 180.2 points after out-doing 2010 World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan, who finished fourth with 158.7 points.
This is Prakash's first ever medal in an ISSF competition. He had also finished in the spotlights two days ago, when he ended eighth at the Men's 50 metre Pistol Men's final. The 37-year-old shooter had never made it to a final round before.
London - Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was being kept in hospital in London Sunday after breaking her arm in a fall at her London home on Friday.
The 83-year-old "Iron Lady" was in good spirits according to her son, Mark, on Saturday, but a decision on when to allow her out was being left to doctors.
Thatcher had "tripped over at home" early Friday and broken a bone in her upper arm. She was taken to Chelsea & Westminster hospital in central London.
Piramal Healthcare Ltd announced that it has inked a definitive contract with Super Religare Laboratories Ltd (SRL) with the aim to sell its division Piramal Diagnostic Services Pvt Ltd (PDSL) to SRL.
According to reports, the deal is expected to be valued around Rs 600 crore.
Piramal Diagnostic Services Pvt Ltd offers up pathology and radiology diagnostic services via a broad network of 107 labs.
In FY'10, the company had reported revenues worth Rs 200 crore.
London, August 24 : New calculations have suggested that some solar flares may be caused by dark matter particles called axions spewing out from the centre of the Sun.
Solar flares are sudden changes in the Sun''s brightness thought to be caused when twisted magnetic fields on the Sun snap and reconnect explosively.
But, according to a report in New Scientist, they could also be caused by dark matter, the mysterious entity that makes up most of the universe''s mass - if it is made up of theoretical particles called axions.
Mumbai, Feb 4 : Irrfan, known as one of the best performers in the country, says as a child his only motive was to become famous and change people's perception towards him.
"I just wanted to become somebody. I wanted to change the perception of people towards me. That was the basic reason," said the actor, a known name thanks to his work in "Namesake", "Paan Singh Tomar", and "Maqbool", to name a few.
Stockholm - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall and a group of five electricity-intensive companies Friday announced plans to cooperate on future power production.
A joint venture between Vattenfall and the Industrikraft group was to study the feasibility of various energy sources, including renewables as well as possibly building a new nuclear reactor to ensure cheap "baseload power."
London, May 19 : Wolfram Alpha, the revolutionary web tool that calculates and computes your queries instead of directing you to other sources of information, has gone live.
The new system, being hailed as a significant rival to search giant Google, is the brainchild of British-born physicist Stephen Wolfram, reports the BBC.
The online ''computational knowledge engine'' was unveiled in late April and since then has been publicly demonstrated and some people have had a chance to run queries through it.
Typically, the results it provides are annotated pages of data rather than a simple list of other sites that might help resolve a user''s query.
Washington, May 13 : The media has shaped people’s ideology extensively and a classic example of this is the way it has etched the “ultra-thin” image in the minds of today’s women.
As media images glamorizing the extremely thin continue to rule newspaper and magazine covers, an increased number of women are becoming worried over their bodies and are therefore, engaging in unhealthy eating behaviors, such as excessive dieting.
Now, in a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison postdoctoral researcher Shelly Grabe and psychology professor Janet Hyde, the experts have reported some of the most definitive findings yet on how these images affect women.
New Delhi, Dec 15 - Art has always been an enduring bet. The Rs. 2,000-crore (Rs. 20-billion) Indian art market managed to hold its own despite a 30 percent drop in prices in the first and second quarter of 2009.
Purging mediocre art and small-time investors, the market corrected artificially inflated prices, found new ways to reach out to buyers and distilled itself to cater to serious collectors and dealers with quality works by modern masters and established contemporary artists.
The handful of new artists who managed to survive the churning were the ones whose works showed promise.
Even the nature of art exhibitions in Indian metros changed by showcasing the works of leading artists in groups instead of solo shows.
Kabul - Three coalition soldiers and a local interpreter were killed in an attack on a coalition convoy in Maidan Wardak province on Friday morning, an official said.
A military statement issued from Bagram military base said the attack took place in Sayedabad district, destroying one vehicle.
"Severe blast and fire damage was inflicted on the vehicle; two of the deceased were recovered at the site while two sets of remains were located in a nearby field," it added. The remains are pending identification, said the statement.
Coalition forces and Afghan National Security Forces secured the scene and are searching for the attackers.
Washington, Sep 26 : In a first-of-its-kind discovery, Yale engineers have observed and tracked E. coli bacteria moving in a liquid medium with a motion similar to that of a kayak paddle.
The results of the study would help lead to a better understanding of how bacteria move from place to place and, potentially, how to keep them from spreading.