London, Feb 6: It’s not your boss’ positive feedback or motivation that enhances quality of work but the ‘thrill of a fling’.
According to a new study, office romance raises energy levels and leads to better professional capacity.
The study, conducted by Italian sexologist Serenella Salomoni, one in five of the total quizzed admitted to an affair at work.
“We discovered that people who had an office romance said they were happier, more energetic and more productive,” The Sun quoted her, as saying.
Salomoni added that nearly twice as many women as men admitted to having a fling in the workplace.
Singapore - Singapore's Capitaland Ltd, the largest developer in South-East Asia, on Monday said it would list its shopping mall business in the city-state to tap growth potential.
Capitaland Retail owns 86 shopping malls across 48 Asian cities with a total property value of 20.3 billion Singapore dollars (14.4 billion US dollars). It would be renamed Capitamalls Asia for the listing, the company said in a statement.
Washington, Aug. 28 : US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has said that even though the allied forces have challenged Al-Qaeda and its allies in Afghanistan for eight years, the Taliban- Al-Qaeda alliance has now become stronger than ever before.
In an interview to The Boston Globe, Admiral Mullen said the Taliban’s alliance with Osama bin Laden and other top leaders of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network has become stronger than ever, highlighting that public support to the ‘war on terror’ in Afghanistan was ‘waning’.
Just around two weeks after the Industrial Finance Corp of India (IFCI) became a government-owned company; its board looked set for a complete overhaul.
The government has replaced two of the company's nominee directors, while four of the eight independent directors from the 12-member board have also resigned. The four independent directors who have departed the
12-member board are: Atul Ashok Galande, Vijendra Singh Jafa, Shabbeer Pasha and Shohbit Mahajan. More replacements and resignations are likely in the coming days.
Melbourne, Oct 20: Secret British Government documents, released for the first time, have revealed details of how a commercial jet almost collided with an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) over densely populated England.
According to the official documents, as the captain of Alitalia Flight AZ 284 began his descent into Heathrow, he saw something alarming overhead, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Shaped like a missile, the object suddenly veered across the airliner''s path causing the pilot to shout ''Look out!'' as he attempted to avert a mid-air collision 22,000ft above the Kent countryside.
New Delhi, Apr. 6: Indian Government officials speaking on condition of anonymity have said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Pakistan sometime in the next couple of months for talks with his Pakistani counterpart Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani.
According to the officials, no specific date has been fixed for Singh’s visit “but it can take place in the next couple of months.”
This will be the first visit by an Indian premier in the last four years. The last tour was made in January 2004 by Atal Behari Vajpayee.
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Brussels - Belgian professional cyclist Frederiek Nolf was laid to rest on Saturday in the west Flemish town of Kuurne.
So many people wanted to pay their last respects to the 21-year- old Topsport Vlaanderen rider, who died in his sleep during the Tour of Qatar on February 5, that several hundred people did not fit into the church, the Belgian news agency Belga said.
Belgian sport minister Bert Anciaux and former Head of State Yves Leterme were amongst the mourners for the cyclist, who was given a guard of honour by his former team-mates.
Washington, Dec 12 : NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has detected a massive number of stars in the Tarantula Nebula, which are producing intense radiation and searing winds of multimillion-degree gas that carve out gigantic bubbles in the surrounding cooler gas and dust.
Found in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, is one of the largest massive star forming regions close to the Milky Way.
30 Doradus is about 160,000 light years from Earth in the southern constellation of Dorado. It spans 800 light years across and is incredibly bright in many wavelengths.
Chennai, Oct. 2 : A suspicions Jeddah-bound ship on Friday raised suspicion after it was spotted near the Koodankulam atomic plant in Tamil Nadu on Friday.
According to police, the ship from Singapore with 10 Indonesia crew members entered Indian waters and was anchored off the coast due to bad weather.
"The mini cargo ship from Singapore with 10 Indonesian crew members entered Indian waters following bad weather and is likely to be empty. We have alerted the Coast Guard as they have the wherewithal to carry out investigations regarding the ship," officials in the state police headquarters, said.
However, Coast Guard officials have dispatched an investigating ships to further investigations.
New York - Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said Tuesday he plans to return to Honduras on Thursday so he can fulfil his four-year term in January, brushing off threats of arrest by the military in his country.
Zelaya was to travel to Washington Tuesday afternoon to be present for an Organization of American States (OAS) emergency assembly meeting on the Honduran coup that ousted Zelaya.
According to the latest data released, tainted banker Michael Fingleton spent thousands of Euros on extravagant items as he took the Irish Nationwide into deep financial trouble.
It has been revealed that Fingleton spent _6,000 on just a fruit basket and other irresponsible amounts of money on chauffeur bills, fine wines, expensive gifts and rugby tickets. He even made the building society pay _2,700 for his stay in London's five-star Dorchester Hotel in May 2009, which is a month after he resigned from the post of the managing director.
London, December 11 : Just days after socialite Kim Kardashian revealed that if given the chance she would love to pose for Playboy again, her sister Khloe also reportedly dropped her clothes - for a social cause.
Khloe, best known for her appearances on the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, had allegedly taken off her layers for animal welfare charity PETA.
The fashion entrepreneur was said to be snapped completely naked with the slogan "Fur? I''d rather go naked,” reports the Sun.
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Brussels - European Union finance ministers agreed Tuesday to raise the minimum level of taxes applied on cigarettes across the bloc in a bid to cut smoking and reduce tobacco smuggling.
As from January 1, 2014, the minimum excise rate will increase from 0.064 euros (0.1 dollars) per cigarette to 0.09 euros.
The proportional minimum will accordingly be raised, from today's 57 per cent to 60 per cent of the weighted average sales price.
Washington, Nov 19 : A new study by American and British scientists has tried to explain why bird flu has not become a pandemic disease.
The report prepared by scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Reading and the University of North Carolina, USA, says that bird flu viruses would have to undergo at least two simultaneous genetic mutations before they could be infected from human to the other.
The authors of the study say the possibility of two genetic mutations occurring at the same time is quite remote.
New sports car SLS AMG is launched by the luxury car maker; Mercedes, in India. The company has kept the price between Rs.2 and Rs.2.5 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
The sports car is powered with 6.2 liter engine and has the ability to reach a maximum speed of 317 km per hour.
Wilfried Aulbur, chief executive, Mercedes-Benz India said that this car symbolize passion, performance, design, technology and engineering excellence values and all these features make it the most exclusive brand in the world.
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