Scott Clifton at 5th Annual ABC and SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit - ArrivalsSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 03/28/2009 - 18:51.
The small telecom company operating in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky in United States – Cincinnati Bell has launched the globally hyped Nokia 5800 XpressMusic smartphone in the United States. The Cincinnati, Ohio based Cincinnati Bell has become the first US carrier to sell the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen smartphone in United States; previously the phone was selling at Nokia's flagship stores in the United States.
New York - A life-sized nude by the British painter Lucian Freud sold for 33.6 million dollars, the highest price ever paid at auction for the work of a living artist.
Benefits Supervisor Sleeping sold Tuesday night after a bidding war to an anonymous buyer calling in by telephone at the sale by Christie's auction house in New York.
The 1995 painting of an obese woman napping on a ragged couch by the grandson of the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, beat out the previous record of 23.6 million dollars paid in November for American artist Jeff Koons' sculpture Hanging Heart.
Washington, Oct 2 : Actress Ellen Page says she finds shoveling goat manure relaxing.
The ‘Juno’ star took a break from spotlight and lived in an eco-village where she shoveled goat manure.
"I went to Oregon to study permaculture and lived in an eco-village for a month outside Eugene. It''s called Lost Valley. It was amazing and exactly what I needed,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling USA Today.
Ludhiana, Feb. 4: A number of non-resident Indian children are visiting Punjab for academic pursuits. Their parents believe by acquiring knowledge in Indian education system, the children can also imbibe Punjabi values and traditions that come along with learning here.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Hardeep Kaur now resides with her grandparents in Punjab. Her father Devinder Gill decided to provide his daughter quality education and also ensure that she is familiar with Indian values.
Mumbai, April 24, 2009: Rupa & Co Ltd, India’s largest manufacturers of hosiery inner, casual and sportswear for men, women and kids today announced the launch of the new premium fashion line under ‘MacroMan M Series’. The premium fashion line of knitted inner wear and sportswear for Men was unveiled at a dazzling event and gala evening with leading models fashion show and with one of the most stylish actors of Indian Cinema Hrithik Roshan, the brand ambassador for the premium range of MacroMan – M Series.
Copenhagen - The International Olympic Committee is in "very good health" despite the global economic slide and is taking measures to further maximise its revenue, IOC president Jacques Rogge said on Wednesday.
However, it remains unclear whether the Olympians will be able to match record income they are generating for the 2010 and 2012 Games in Vancouver and London, respectively.
Madrid - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was Wednesday awarded a Spanish prize for his fight against terrorism amid protests by his critics.
Uribe described his security policy against guerrilla movements as "the road to peace and freedom" on receiving the award, granted by the city of Cadiz, in presence of Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia at the Colombian embassy in Madrid.
Berlin - German President Horst Koehler marked Holocaust memorial day Tuesday with the promise that Germany would keep alive the memory of Nazi crimes and its victims.
"The grief for the victims, the shame over the terrible deeds and the will for reconciliation with the Jewish people and the former enemies of war - they lead us to the roots of our republic," Koehler said in an address to the national parliament.
London, Jan. 28 : The Election Commissioner of India, S Y Quraishi, has said that the next general elections will be held between April 8 and May 15 this year.
"We, in the Election Commission, have not yet discussed the final dates, but it will be held between April 8 and May 15," Quraishi announced after delivering a lecture on `Jammu and Kashmir Elections 2008'''', at the India House here on Wednesday.
The Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee was also present on the occasion.
London, Nov 21: UK commander in Basra Major Gen Andy Salmon has dropped enough hints that British combat troops, nearly 4000 in number, will start withdrawing from Iraq by early next year, shortly after key local elections (in Iraq) held at the end of January.
The British withdrawal from Iraq will come almost exactly six years after the first troops crossed over the Kuwait border in the 2003 invasion. Since then 176 servicemen have lost their lives and up to £10 billion has been spent on the operation and new equipment.
The troops withdrawal will be undertaken under the “Operation Drayton”. It will be accelerated if the security situation remained stable following the key provincial elections on Jan 31, reported The Telegraph.
Islamabad, Dec. 19 : Pakistan is expected to receive 850 million dollars in US aid under the Kerry-Lugar bill by the end of this year. It will include 500 million dollars as the first tranche of the KLB, and 350 million dollars from the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).
The Daily Times quoted Economic Affairs Division sources, as saying, that the Pakistan government and the US authorities had finalised the projects to be financed under the Kerry-Lugar Act, and the first disbursement under this head would be made next week.
New Delhi, June 25 : Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Tuesday launched a new version of its most successful sedan E-Class.
According to the company, the new sedan will be available in petrol and diesel powered variants which are priced at Rs. 41.50 lakh and Rs. 44.48 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).
The company will also go ahead with the sale of 100 limited edition units of the sedan which will be priced at Rs. 49.90 lakh.
Washington, Oct 7 : A scientist is creating a modular, multi-functional drug delivery system that promises simultaneously to enhance the effectiveness and reduce undesirable side-effects of a number of different drugs.
Eva Harth, who is an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University, has created a “nanosponge” specially designed to carry large numbers of drug molecules. She has also discovered a “molecular transporter” that, when attached to the nanosponge, carries it and its cargo across biological barriers into specific intracellular compartments, which are very difficult places for most drugs to reach. She has shown that her system can reach another difficult target: the brain.