- A new Lebanese magazine that Focuses on body art, science and literature and aims to tackle subjects such as eroticism and fetishism, is due to hit the stands in the Arab world next month.
Joumana Haddad, editor-in-chief of Jasad (the Arabic word for body), said the publication aims to break taboos and will provide its writers, researchers and artists with the freedom they deserve.
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London, Feb 24 : Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen is set to headline this year's Glastonbury Festival.
The 59-year-old singer will make his debut in the main Saturday night slot, taken by rapper Jay-Z last year.
"I'm confident this will be one of our best shows ever," the Sun quoted organiser Michael Eavis as saying.
The American singer has also been chosen as the one to headline the Hard Rock Calling event in Hyde Park this summer.
It is becoming increasingly unlikely that the world will be able to limit soaring temperatures to UN-backed targets, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) warned in its latest report.
In its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin report, the WMO stated that carbon dioxide (CO2) levels increased by 2.0 parts per million (ppm) year-on-year to 390.9 ppm in 2011. It may be noted here that CO2 is the single most important artificial contributor to climate change.
London, Mar 10: As video piracy continues to plague the film industry, scientists have now developed a new audio trick that can allow authorities to keep a check on video pirates that make illegal camcorder copies in cinema halls.
Digital watermarks built into movies now make it possible to identify the seat a video pirate was sitting in when they made an illegal camcorder copy.
The audio watermarks can identify how far the pirate is from the cinema''s speakers, and can even locate the seat on which he or she is sitting.
Aligarh, Dec 22 : The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Tuesday announced that it will confer an honorary doctorate degree on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi among other distinguished personalities.
The decision to award the D. Lit (Honoris Causa) was taken Tuesday by the university's executive council, an AMU spokesperson said.
Montevideo, April 10 : Uruguay's police will submit a list of names of violent fans to the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) for the clubs to ban their entrance to stadiums.
"It is necessary to deprive them of the right to enter," said Sports Minister Liliam Kechichian.
A security committee formed by the Uruguayan Interior and Sports Ministries met Monday with AUF and delegates from the football clubs to discuss about the measures to take against violence in stadiums, reports Xinhua.
Washington - Microsoft may be devoting most of its resources to Windows Vista, but that doesn't mean it has forgotten the world's most popular operating system: Windows XP. In fact, the company has just unveiled the latest version of XP, Service Pack 3 (SP3), and is making the update available free to all registered XP users.
As with any service pack, though, it's a good idea to know what you're getting into before you give Microsoft the go-ahead to install XP3 on your machine. Read on to find out.
Q: What's new about XP XP3?
A: Most of what's new about SP3 is under the covers. The significant improvements include security enhancements that make using the operating system safer when online.
Moser Baer, World's second largest Optical Storage manufacturer has registered net loss worth Rs 41.84 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, against a net profit of Rs 3.27 crore for the same period last year.
The net sales of the company grew to Rs 592.31 crore for the quarter under review, from Rs 447.79 crore for the same period, previous fiscal.
For the six months ended September 30, the company posted a net profit of Rs 145.82 crore, while it had a net profit of R s 12.90 crore for the same period last fiscal.
New Delhi, Oct 30 - Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the senior most member of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet, Friday hinted his present tenure may be the last after which he would like to call it quits in politics and indulge in his "large collection of books" waiting for him in his study.
London, Nov 23: Heavily armed fighters of Somalia’s hardline Islamist movement, Shabaab militia, have entered the pirate town in hope of spoils from the hijacked Saudi oil tanker, the Sirius Star.
The piracy crisis in the Indian Ocean took a dramatic new twist with the entry of hardline Islamist movement fighters, who have tried to impose brutal law and order in Somalia, The Telegraph reported.
The fighters from the Shabaab militia, a fundamentalist movement likened to an African Taliban, were reported to have turned up in the port of Haradheere in southern Somalia, close to where the tanker is currently anchored.
Akruti City was down by 43.49% in the month of April 09. The stock is continuously falling due to actions taken by SEBI.
Lakshmi Energy foods limited decreased by 22.90% in the month of April 09. Net profit of Lakshmi Energy & Foods declined 38.51% to Rs 18.27 crore in the quarter ended March 2009 as against Rs 29.71 crore during the previous quarter ended March 2008. Sales declined
51.15% to Rs 151.32 crore in the quarter ended March 2009 as against Rs 309.79 crore during the previous quarter ended March 2008.
Johannesburg - The controversy over a comment by the youth league leader of South Africa's ruling party that members were prepared to "take up arms and kill" for party leader Jacob Zuma deepened on Saturday.
In comments just a day after Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu urged African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius Malema to apologise for what he had said, the country's trade federation made a similar pledge, the Sapa news agency reported.
Aluminium yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -0.05% down at 100.4 as uncertainties surround the German and French economies are growing as Germany's economic situation worsens. U. S. first-quarter economic growth expanded at a 2.5 percent annual rate but missed forecasts for growth of 3 percent and added to market concerns about demand following signs the economy has weakened in recent weeks. Market commentators said the data could provide ammunition for the Federal Reserve to maintain its monetary stimulus.