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ICC names cricket legend Tendulkar as ambassador for 2015 WC

sachin tendulkarDubai, Dec 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the ambassador for its pinnacle tournament for the second consecutive time, scheduled to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.

The ICC today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC's pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011.

Eva Longoria says she relates to struggle of Arabs

Eva Longoria
Dubai, Dec 15 : Eva Longoria has revealed that that she can relate to struggle faced by the Arabs.

The 39-year-old actress said that she Mexican-American, so she's American, but was raised with Mexican culture, thus has a different language, religion, Gulf News reported.

She said that she understands the similarities that happen when people judge you for having a culture and an ethnicity or an identity.

'Web is designed without an attitude of what it should be used for': Tim Berners

Tim Berners-LeeDubai, Dec 08 - The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners Lee has said, at the first Knowledge Conference on Sunday, that the web is "designed without any attitude of what it should be used for".

According to Gulf News, he said that the internet should be used to promote language, culture, knowledge and help break down the boundaries between nations and people around the globe.

A man who has the access to the web is more resourceful than one who does not, said the man behind the internet revolution.

Lee said that he spent the last 25 years inventing the web, promoting it and most recently defending it.

ICC announces schedule of warm-up matches for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC announces schedule of warm-up matches for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015Dubai, Dec 1 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the complete schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including match start times and warm-up matches.

A total of 14 non-ODI warm-up matches will be played across Adelaide, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney from 8 to 13 February, with host and four-time former world champion Australia taking on reigning world champion India at Adelaide Oval on the first day.

Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi in Dubai for 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' shoot

Vidya Balan Emraan HashmiDubai, Nov 17 : Bollywood stars Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi are in Dubal for filming their upcoming film 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani.'

According to Gulf News, director Mohit Suri said that the film is set in the UAE, and hence major part of the project has to be shot in the most glamorous and populous city of the country.

Suri, who was shooting final UAE leg of production at Miracle Garden, added that though the city was generally treated for its high-tech buildings and modern landscapes, he wanted to romanticize it and show its softer side.

Farhan Akhtar honored to be UN's Women South Asia Goodwill Ambassador

Dubai, Nov 15 - Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar is honored to have been appointed as UN's Women South Asia Goodwill Ambassador.

The 40-year-old National Award-winning star, who will now work towards gender equality and violence against women and girls in India through his Men Against Rape and Discrimination ( MARD) campaign, had stated that he wanted to call on all males to act as a "catalyst for change," Gulf News reported.

Akhtar, who's become the first man to be chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN, added that he supported UN Women's HeForShe campaign and believed that men and boys could play a huge role in stopping crime against women and girls.

ICC terms West Indies pull out of India tour 'unacceptable'

Dubai - Terming the controversial pull-out by West Indies midway their India tour as "unacceptable", the ICC warned players against taking contractual matters into their own hands and hinted that they could be penalised by disallowing them to play in domestic tournaments like IPL if they repeat such acts in future.

The West Indies team left India four matches into a five-game ODI series after a pay dispute between the players and their Board, with a Twenty20 international and three Tests to play. As a result, the BCCI have demanded USD 42 million in compensation and damages.

The ICC said in a statement that the pull-out by the West Indies team damaged cricket's integrity and reputation.

Kohli, Mithali Raj nominated for LG ICC 2014 Cricketer of the Year awards

Virat KohliDubai, Nov 05 : India's star batsman Virat Kohli and Indian women team's skipper and number one ranked batter Mithali Raj have been nominated for ODI Cricketer of the Year in men and women categories respectively as the International Council of Cricket announced the shortlists for LG ICC Awards 2014.

A. B. de Villiers, Charlotte Edwards, Mitchell Johnson, Angelo Mathews, Mithali Raj, Kumar Sangakkara and Stafanie Taylor nominated for two awards each

Australia's Mitchell Johnson and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara are in line to win their second Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year after they were shortlisted for the LG ICC Awards 2014.

PC picks 'blonde groom' at Abu Dhabi Film Festival

priyanka-chopraDubai, Oct 31 - Priyanka Chopra recently picked a suitor at song-and-dance show held at the Emirates Palace as a part of Abu Dhabi Film Festival .

The 'Barfi' star, who had asked the men to woo her hand in marriage, "Bollywood style", chose a blond candidate, Nathan, Gulf News reported.

The man, though couldn't dance, impressed the Bollywood diva by saying that she have amazing eyes and a body to die for and that he will lover her and her mother.

Chopra added that she was very happy to be present at the event, as she got to meet people who love and celebrate cinema. (ANI)

I'm personally not a suicidal drunk, says Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy KapurDubai, September 16 : Renowned for his portrayal of drunk character, Aditya Roy Kapur has revealed that he is personally not "a suicidal drunk" kind of a person.

Speaking about his performance in 'Aashiqui 2', the 28-year-old star admitted that he has been in love and around people who are heavy drinkers and has even come across people who are the real 'Jekyll and Hyde', so he took up the role as he could pick out things from people and experiences he has encountered, the Express Tribune reported.

He has played the role of a drunkard in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and ' Aashiqui 2'.

India become sole number one in ICC ODI rankings

India TeamDubai: Their dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe today made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued here.

"World champion India have been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three wickets victory over Australia in a triangular series match in Harare on Sunday," the ICC said in a statement.

ICC to consider Judicial Commissioner ruling from Anderson/Jadeja case

anderson-jadejaDubai, Aug 5 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that it has received and is considering the written decision of Gordon Lewis, the Judicial Commissioner, in respect of his findings that England's James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja of India were not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct and Player Support Personnel, following an exhaustive disciplinary hearing which was held in Southampton on Friday.

As per Section 8.3.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has seven days - until Sunday, 10 August - to consider whether to lodge an appeal against the decision.

Royal Jordanian to shut down Delhi, Mumbai flights

Royal-JordanianDubai: Royal Jordanian Airlines has decided to stop all its services to Mumbai and Delhi as part of its restructuring plan.

RJ will stop operating to Mumbai on September 10 and to Delhi on October 31, this year. The airline is also shutting down its Lagos route with effect from October 10.

With the closure of the three destinations, the RJ routes will count 51.

RJ Chairman of the Board/President and CEO Nasser Lozi said that the decision is part of a synchronised plan to turn around the airline covering operations and financial structure.

Jadeja found guilty of Level 1 breach of ICC Code of Conduct

Ravindra-JadejaDubai, July 25 : Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Code for Players and Player Support Personnel for his involvement in an incident with James Anderson during the second day of the first cricket Test against England at Trent Bridge on 10 July.

Jadeja was fined 50 per cent of his match fee by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who found him not guilty of the offence which he was originally charged with, but found him guilty under Article 2.1.8, that relates to 'conduct contrary to the spirit of the game'.

Tech Mahindra further expands footprint in Saudi Arabia

Tech MahindraDubai: Tech Mahindra, a specialist provider of connected solutions, has signed a joint venture agreement with Midad Holding, which is a subsidiary of Al Fozan, a pre-eminent group with diversified business interests in Saudi Arabia.

The joint venture will be called Tech Mahindra Arabia, it was announced here.

Tech Mahindra will have 51 percent ownership while Midad will own 49 percent stake in the joint venture. Headquartered in Al Khobar, Tech Mahindra Arabia will also have presence across other major cities in Saudi and will be functional post the regulatory approvals.

UAE to launch Arab world's first mission to Mars by 2021

uae-mission-mars-2021Dubai, July 17 : In a bid to enter the race to develop space technology, the United Arab Emirates has launched a project to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars by 2021 which will go down in history as the first space mission from the Arab world.

With a view to coincide the journey with the 50th anniversary of UAE's formation, a new space agency will be created to supervise the mission, Gulf News reported.

With this mission, UAE will be one of the nine privileged countries in possession of the space programme to explore Mars.

Ashok Leyland introduces 2015 models in Saudi Arabia

Ashok_LeylandDubai - Ashok Leyland, a market leader in staff transport solutions category in Saudi Arabia, is launching the 2015 models this month.

A company statement said it has established itself as the primary choice for commercial transport not only at the construction sites but also in school and staff transport segments.

Falcon series of air-conditioned and non-air conditioned buses with options of 56/66/83 seats are flagship products and have proved their utility.

ICC launches tender process for sale of media rights for 2015-23 events

iccDubai, July 1 : The ICC today launched the tender process for sale of media rights for ICC events for the next eight years.

This process offers television and digital broadcasters, content delivery platforms and media conglomerates the opportunity to own an attractive media rights package, either globally or by territory, for ICC events which includes two editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the second largest single sport event in the world, and two ICC World Twenty20 tournaments, the pinnacle event for one of the fastest growing sports formats in the world.

Ashwin stays on eight spot in Test bowlers chart

R AshwinDubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers` rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn.

Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests, has also stayed firm behind Vernon Philander in the all-rounders` chart.

Cheteshwar Pujara also kept India`s flag flying high in the Test batsman`s table as the Saurashtra batsman climbed three places to occupy the seventh spot.

Star batsman Virat Kohli (10) also maintained his position in the top-10, which is led by South African AB de Villiers.

India in world's top five nations in solar power capacity

solar-powerDubai: India is among the world's top five nations in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology capacity rankings topped by the US, according to a new report.

India is placed fourth, ahead of China, in the rankings recently released in a report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21 Century (Ren21), an international multi-policy stakeholder network that promotes rapid global transition to renewable energy.

The report said although the US and Spain were the market leaders in CSP, investment in the technology was growing most rapidly in regions that receive high amounts of daily sunshine.




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