Washington - President-elect Barack Obama on Monday nominated Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and announced he would keep Defence Secretary Robert Gates in his current job in widely expected moves to set up his national security team.
Clinton, 61, his former rival, will leave her job as the senator from New York if confirmed to become the nation's next top diplomat. The reappointment of Gates, 65, is designed to ensure a smooth transition takes place as the United States fights two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gates became the head of the Pentagon under President George W Bush in December 2006. Obama also named former Marine General James Jones to serve as national security advisor.
Los Angeles - Dwight Howard put on a red Superman cape last year and soared to a resounding victory in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. This year, the Orlando Magic centre didn't need any superpowers to become the first player in NBA All-Star Game balloting history to top 3 million votes.
Gold look to trade in the range today can some firmness can be seen as supported by renewed worries about the euro zone's financial stability, but a stronger dollar weighed on sentiment, while holdings in the top exchange-traded fund continued to decline. US employers hired fewer workers than expected in December and a surprisingly large number of people gave up searching for work, tempering the positive news of a big drop in the unemployment rate.
Killinochi (Sri Lanka), Apr 24 : A top Sri Lankan army official has said that LTTE Chief V. Prabhakaran may escape from the country via the sea route, using a submarine.
Several Indian dailies quoted Brigadier Shavendra Desilva, the General-Officer-Commanding 58 Division, as saying, "Prabhakaran, who is present in the no-fire zone along with his son Charles Anthony, Tigers'' intelligence chief Pottu Amman and Sea Tiger chief Soosai, might have retained a submarine to escape from the island."
Guwahati/Srinagar, Apr 18: Tibetans continue to protest across India over the Chinese crackdown in Lhasa.
Members of the 'Himalaya Parivar', an NGO, joined the 'Tibetan Solidarity Committee, North East India' to stage a protest rally against the 'Olympic Torch of Shame', in Guwahati.
Film: "Nautanki Saala", Music Directors: Falak Shabir, Mikey McCleary, Rashid Khan, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Rochak Kohli; Singers: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tulsi Kumar, Falak Shabir, Niti Mohan, Geet Sagar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Saba Azad, and Nitin Mukesh; Rating ***
The soundtrack of director Rohan Sippy's forthcoming romantic-comedy "Nautanki Saala" has a long list of songs and composers have managed to blend elements of romance and comedy very well in the songs. The eight original songs and their reprised, unplugged and remix versions are likely to woo music lovers.
Rosie Perez and Denise Rich Light the Empire State Building for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research in New YorkSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Tue, 11/09/2010 - 18:10.
Islamabad, September 6 : Lollywood actress Meera and five other members of her family were granted interim bail until September 11 by a court on Saturday.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Shafiqur Rehman directed the accused to appear before police for investigation into the case registered against them.
Talking to reporters after the grant of bail, Meera insisted that the charges against her and her family were baseless.
She even said that she would soon clarify her position in a press conference, reports the Daily Times.
Sony made significant claims and announcements at the ongoing NABShow (April 17- April 23) at Las Vegas, Nevada. Sounding impressive at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention, Sony claimed that its high-definition technologies continue to be the first choice of broadcasters, news organisations, TV producers, and reality TV programmes.
Marc Spilker, the head of Goldman Sachs' asset management unit has decided to retire from the company, according to an internal Goldman memo. Marc Spilker was with the firm since twenty years.
However, Spilker will turn over his responsibilities to Edward Forst, who rejoined the firm this September. The firm has decided that Mr. Forst will serve as co head of asset management with the current co head Tim O'Neal according to another memo of Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs Asset Management has roughly $822 billion in assets under management, including in private equity, hedge funds and other managed accounts.
Nairobi/Kigali - Rwanda Tuesday was opening a week of commemorations on the 15th anniversary of the beginning of the 1994 genocide, which saw 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus massacred.
The bloodshed began after Hutu President Juvenal Habyarimana's plane was shot down on the evening of April 6.
Within hours, Hutu militia began a pre-planned campaign to wipe out the Tutsis.
Washington, June 28 : Children diagnosed with autism produce different laughs than their nonautistic peers, a new study has found.
According to a recent paper entitled "Laughter Differs in Children with Autism: An Acoustic Analysis of Laughter Produced by Children with and without the Disorder," children with autism exhibit only one type of laughter, compared to two types of laughter for nonautistic children.
London - Four-time winner Andy Roddick will polish his Wimbledon preparation at the prestige Queen's Club event, the American said Thursday.
Roddick lifted a trophy hat-trick in 2003 to 2005 and then added a fourth two years ago at the London grass court event. He joins a field led by Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
World number 1 Nadal has confirmed his hopes of repeating as holder as he returns for a third straight year.
London - Hundreds of British truckers were travelling in a convoy to protests against soaring diesel prices in central London Tuesday.
Hauliers say diesel prices topping 120 pence a litre (2.37 US dollars), plus a planned 2 pence fuel tax rise, will put firms out of business, the BBC reported.
"I have to pay out 1,000 pounds a week to keep my lorry running," one protester told the BBC. "Who should have to pay these diesel prices?"
Protesters, who were travelling from Wales as well as England, were demanding an "essential user" duty rebate for lorry drivers, according to the reports.
Pepper January delivery gained Rs 259 and settled at Rs 21957/quintal supported by some enquires from the overseas players amid a squeeze in supplies, while expectations of late arrivals also helped. Unseasonal rains would delay pepper arrivals in India's premier producing state, tightening supplies and keeping prices firm in the medium term, but it would not significantly affect production. Export enquires have started coming in for the Indian pepper at these prices. Spot pepper gained 62 rupees to 21435.3 rupees per 100 kg in Kochi market. The contract touched the intraday high of Rs 22040/quintal while low of Rs 21664/quintal.
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