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US child obesity may be stabilizing after huge rise: study PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, WASHINGTON - The obesity rate among American children and teenagers may have stabilized after a dramatic rise in the 1980s and 1990s that has been described as an epidemic, according to a US study on Wednesday.

The study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), based on a national health survey, found no significant change in the obesity rate between 1999 and 2006.

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Hughes & Mancini on Chelsea list PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

BBC Sports

Mark Hughes, Roberto Mancini and Luis Felipe Scolari are among those on Chelsea's shortlist for the managerial job, BBC Sport understands.

But Guus Hiddink, Frank Rijkaard and Sven Goran-Eriksson are not major contenders to replace Avram Grant.
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Calderon cools Ronaldo row PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Real president says Spanish giants won't interfere

Sky Sports

Ramon Calderon has stressed Real Madrid do not want to start a conflict with Manchester United regarding their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo.

United have threatened to report the Spanish champions to Fifa after releasing a statement critical of Real's recent behaviour.
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Germany trio cut from Euro 2008 squad PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, BERLIN - Germany head coach Joachim Loew has dropped striker Patrick Helmes plus midfielders Jermaine Jones and teenager Marko Marin from his Euro 2008 squad, it was announced on Wednesday.

Loew named an extended squad on May 16 for a training camp in Mallorca, but had to drop three players before submitting his final 23-man squad for the tournament, co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland, which begins on June 7.

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No Blues move for Mancini PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Chelsea yet to make contact with former Inter boss

Sky Sports

Roberto Mancini's advisor has confirmed that his client has received no contact from Chelsea.

The former Internazionale coach left the Serie A champions on Wednesday and has been strongly linked with the vacant managerial post at Stamford Bridge.

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Members dodge meetings, delay offshore gas deals PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

The absence of some members at meetings of a committee formed to review bids for exploration of new offshore gas fields in the Bay has delayed the selection of companies, said a senior official Wednesday.

Jalal Ahmed, chairman of Petrobangla, told bdnews24.com that the committee
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Future IMF chief economist 'relatively' upbeat on global economy PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's future chief economist, Frenchman Olivier Blanchard, says he is "relatively optimistic" about the global economy, despite a financial crisis and surging oil prices.

"I am relatively optimistic," Blanchard said Tuesday in a phone interview with AFP after being named the top IMF economist by his compatriot, IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Indonesia to pull out of OPEC: minister PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, JAKARTA- Indonesia will withdraw from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries after years of declining exports, the energy minister said Wednesday even as other producers cash in on soaring oil prices.

The only Southeast Asian member of the cartel has become a net oil importer and will not bother to renew its OPEC membership at the end of this year, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said.

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Doing business in India? Go to school first PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

REUTERS, NEW DELHI- When foreigners complain to her that Indians are liars, Ranjini Manian often tells them what's actually upsetting them is a simple clash of cultures.

The accusation is common among expatriates stumped by the Indian way of doing business and one that Manian tries to counter with the help of Global Adjustments, one of a few firms offering cross-cultural services in the world's third biggest economy.
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Tata Motors plans to raise $1.7 bln for Jag deal PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

REUTERS, MUMBAI - Tata Motors Ltd, India's top truck and bus maker, said on Wednesday it plans to raise about 72 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) through three simultaneous but unlinked rights issue to help fund its purchase of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

The company, also India's No. 3 car maker after Maruti Suzuki and South Korea's Hyundai Motor, said it expected to complete the $2.3 billion acquisition of the two brands from Ford Motor Co shortly.
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United, US Airways merger talks slow PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

REUTERS, NEW YORK- Merger talks between United Airlines and US Airways Group Inc have slowed and a deal is not expected in time for review by the Bush administration, sources said late on Tuesday.

The sources told Reuters the talks have not ended, but that United, which is owned by UAL Corp, is continuing its alliance talks with Continental Airlines Inc.
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Ford to cut up to 12 percent of salaried jobs: report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

REUTERS, DETROIT- Ford Motor Co plans to cut its U.S. salaried work force by up to 12 percent after its turnaround plan stalled because of the downturn in the U.S. economy, the Detroit News reported on Wednesday.

Ford warned last week it would not achieve its long-standing

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SEC to probe Bear Stearns trading data: report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

REUTERS, NEW YORK- Bear Stearns Cos plans to turn over documents to securities regulators showing that financial giants like Goldman Sachs Group, Citadel Investment Group and Paulson & Co cut their exposure to the securities firm before its collapse, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as part of an inquiry into events surrounding the implosion of Bear Stearns in March, has sought and will examine these trading records, people familiar with the matter told the newspaper.

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Blackstone Asia hedge fund plans Oct start: sources PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

REUTERS, HONG KONG- A new fund management firm backed by private equity giant Blackstone Group aims to raise $500 million to $1 billion for the launch an Asia-focused hedge fund in October, two industry sources told Reuters.

The planned launch comes after a tough 2008 for Asia-Pacific hedge funds, which have been the industry's worst performers globally since the start of this year.
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No dialogue without Hasina, AL to notify govt PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

The Awami League will notify the chief adviser officially in a day or two of its decision to boycott the ongoing political dialogue in the absence of

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BNP will also boycott dialogue without Khaleda, says Delwar PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain said Wednesday his party would not join in dialogue with the government without its chairperson Khaleda Zia, reports bdnews24.com.

"The dialogue will be meaningless without the participation of Khaleda Zia, nor will the election be acceptable without her," the Khaleda-nominated secretary general nominated told reporters at his NAM Flat.
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HSC and equivalent exams begin today PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations under nine education boards are set to begin Thursday.

More than 6.20 lakh students signed up for the exams under seven education boards, a madrasa education board and technical board, up from 5.41 lakh of the 2007 exams.
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Efforts on to bring all political parties to talks: adviser PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

The government is continuing its efforts to bring all political parties to dialogue, the commerce adviser said Wednesday.

"We have to understand the sentiments of all political parties. We can't say for sure yet whether dialogue will be successful without the participation of the two major parties," adviser Hossain Zillur Rahman told reporters, emerging from a meeting with business leaders at the commerce ministry.
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Special courts weaken fair trial: Amnesty PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

Special courts weakened fair trial safeguards in Bangladesh, Amnesty International said in its annual report on human rights released Wednesday.

"Fair trial safeguards were weakened by the use of Special Courts which imposed tight restrictions on defendants' access to lawyers, and by the denial of bail to defendants charged under emergency regulations," the rights watchdog said.
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Veteran British-era firebrand Binod Bihari hospitalized PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Staff Reporter

Binod Bihari Chowdhury, a leader of the anti-British movement and a close associate of the celebrated revolutionary Mastarda Surya Sen, was admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital Wednesday.

The 98-year old, a leading firebrand of the Indian independence movement, was taken to the CMCH emergency from his Momin Road house at around 9:30 am. He was later transferred to the cardiology department.
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Hasina peititon against trial proceedings PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Ruling likely any day

Bdnews24.com

The High Court is likely to deliver a ruling Thursday on a writ petition filed by Sheikh Hasina challenging the proceeding of the barge-mounted power plant case against her, a lawyer said Wednesday.

The High Court bench of justices MA Rashid and Md Ashfaqul Islam concluded their hearing of the petition Wednesday but did not fix a date for their ruling, said Hasina's counsel Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapash.
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