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Tuesday, 14-Jan-2014 12:45 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Pakistan-australia Test Series Set To Be Downsized










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This schedule is expected to bring in a more lucrative broadcast fee for the cash-pressured governing body of cricket in Pakistan, forced to subsist on series played in neutral venues since the terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009. "Our expectation will be that it will be fitness in the UAE, and my expectation is that it won't be three Test matches, it will probably be two Test matches and a combination of one-dayers," James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, told ABC Radio during the Sydney Ashes Test. "Perhaps with a view to the fact there's a World Cup here in Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015. "It's the hosts' call on that and we'll work as closely as we can with them, there's a reciprocal arrangement, we wouldn't like to be playing a series of less than three but that's their choice how they balance that, and at the end of the day, Pakistan are not able to host international cricket in Pakistan, their commercial viability is really affected by that, so we respect their position and the decisions they need to make there." Apart from the UAE, the only other plausible venue for a Test match is Qatar, where the PCB is presently hosting a women's tournament. However stadium facilities and infrastructure in the nation set to host the next football World Cup are not as advanced or varied as those in the UAE, with Dubai host to the ICC's headquarters and global cricket academy. The most recent encounter between the two nations was also played over just two Tests, the "MCC Spirit of Cricket" series which took place in England in the northern summer of 2010 and was split 1-1 when Pakistan won at Headingley after Australia's victory at Lord's. While CA have spoken consistently of their desire for Test bouts of at least three review matches' duration, their own schedule is increasingly light on such series. <br>More: >http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/story/709695.html/story/709695.html]content



Friday, 10-Jan-2014 02:26 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Anna Kaiser’s Top Workout Tips, Plus Habits You Should Avoid












Celebrity fitness trainer Anna Kaiser, who works with superstars such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa and Shakira, appeared home on Good Morning America to share her workout tips. She also added a few bonus tips to help you go the distance on your resolutions, and also pointed out what you should avoid. Annas Top 3 Fitness Tips 1. Keep treats out of eyesight when you walk into the kitchen, and instead place them in a cabinet, onthe top shelf, out of reach so that you have to get a step stool to get to them. No easy access! 2. Give yourself one cheat day every week to look forward to so you can eat clean and watch your portions the remainder of the week. 3. Try to get your heart pounding at least three times a week. Even just taking the stairs instead of the elevator can do it. Or, for an extra challenge, get a free cardio workout videoby going to aktinmotion.com and signing up. Avoid These Mistakes 1.Making HUGE fitness resolutions that are too tough to stick to. Baby steps! If youve never worked out, dont start with five days a week. Start with two days a week, find something you love and increase once youre ready. That way you keep your goals achievable. 2.Cutting out everything you love from your diet.Ive seen this fail over and over. Dont cut everything out! Just stick to smaller portions. Try eating five to six 300-calorie meals per day instead of three big meals. You wont get the food coma, and youll keep your energy consistent throughout the day. Plus, youll boost your metabolism. Three Women Lose Half Their Body Weight 3.Forgetting the importance of stress and sleep.Getting in shape is not only about diet and exercise. <br>Full story: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/01/09/anna-kaisers-top-workout-tips-plus-habits-you-should-avoid/



Thursday, 9-Jan-2014 11:52 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Brussels Airlines Explains High Cost To Freetown










Jetairport has a maintenance surface of 9,950 square meters, allowing simultaneous service of three Boeing 737s, or one 767/787 and one ... Subscribe to Access this Entire Article "Tec4Jets opens Brussels shop" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here . If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? <br>More: http://atwonline.com/mro/tec4jets-opens-brussels-shop





Tec4Jets opens Brussels shop



Now that we are fighting assiduously to rebrand (visit site) the image of our country and to move forward the Presidents Agenda for Prosperity, we need to attract credible investors like Brussels Airlines to Sierra Leone and surely your airline has a very significant role to play in encouraging investors by dropping your fares. Your airline bags the credit as the first credible international airline to start operations in Sierra Leone even during the hyperlink darkest days in our nations history when all others had abandoned us and we are gratified about that. However, we continue to implore you to consider dropping your fares for the benefit of both your airline and the country, the Ambassador appealed. Mr. Artiel assured that Brussels Airlines strongly believes in the future of Sierra Leone and will do its utmost to convince Tour Operators and other credible investors that Sierra Leone is now ripe for business. Meanwhile, Mr. <br>More: http://www.sierraexpressmedia.com/archives/64282












Euro-Area Economic Confidence Increases More Than Forecast



Presumably, with Duwez's talent behind it, Cafe Brussels could be just as good, but something gets lost between the concept and execution. And so, instead of filling my belly with mediocre food, I drank. Belgian beer is, in my opinion, some of the best in the world. It was first brewed back in the middle ages, when monks sold it to fundraise for the Crusades. Beer was also safer to drink than water was back then, and the low alcohol content made it possible to drink a lot of it and still be more or less functional. There are more than a dozen different styles of beer brewed in Belgium, but it's known for Flanders red ale, a sour beer made with red malt; pale lager, originally produced in Bavaria; and lambic, made by exposing the beer to wild yeasts and bacteria in the air, creating a slightly sour, cider-like beer. Cafe Brussels has ten Belgian beers on draught and another 13 in bottles. <br>More: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2014/01/this_weeks_cafe_review_bring_m.php





This Week's Cafe Review: Bring Me Beer at Café Brussels



Treat Them Like Theyre French Fries The Key to Delicious Brussels Sprouts? Treat Them Like Theyre French Fries Oh, how I want to like Brussels sprouts, for so many reasons. For one thing, they're one of the most nutritious foods we can eat. And, for another reason - perhaps not as importantly - they're a darn cute food, resembling Tom Thumb's baby cabbages. I adore cute food. <br>More: http://anewscafe.com/2014/01/08/the-key-to-delicious-brussels-sprouts-treat-them-like-theyre-french-fries/





The Key to Delicious Brussels Sprouts? Treat Them Like They’re French Fries



A little-known investment treaty between Hong Kong and Australia, signed in 1993, is being used as a cautionary tale of what lies in store for Europe as it negotiates its way towards what will be the biggest free-trade and investment agreement ever. And Europes executive is responding by saying it has learnt from Australias mistakes. Heres how it happened. Talks to remove trade barriers between the United States and the European Unions 28 member states had been bubbling away nicely. An independentreport suggested the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP pronounced T-Tip would benefit visit the European Union by 119 billion euro a year and the United States by 95 billion euro. Seen as a win-win, it was on target for a 2014 signing. Cut to Australia in 2011, and the federal government has introduced its groundbreaking plain-packaging laws, the worlds first legislation to remove branding from cigarette boxes. <br>More: http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/01/09/why-australian-cigarette-packaging-has-brussels-reaching-for-smelling-salts/





Why Australian cigarette packaging has Brussels reaching for smelling salts



Close Close Open Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg Todays confidence report comes just before the European Central Bank wraps up its January monetary-policy meeting, at which the Governing Council will keep the main refinancing rate at a record-low 0.25 percent, according to all 51 economists in another Bloomberg survey. Economic Recovery The euro extended gains against the dollar after the data were released, trading at $1.3614 at 11:53 a.m. in Brussels, up 0.3 percent on the day. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was up 0.3 percent to 330.81. The data raise the probability that the ECB will keep its powder dry at todays policy meeting, Martin van Vliet, an economist at ING Bank in Amsterdam, wrote in a note. <br>More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-09/euro-area-economic-confidence-increases-more-than-forecast.html



Thursday, 9-Jan-2014 08:09 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Us Energy Secretary Delays India Trip








Rape Reports Tarnish India's Appeal as a Tourist Destination



Mr Moniz's trip is the latest and most serious casualty in an escalating row over the treatment of Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York. "We have been in conversation with Indian counterparts about the dates, and we have agreed to hold the dialogue in the near future at a mutually convenient date," the U.S. energy department official told Reuters. Getty Images U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The row has started to affect the wider relationship between the world's two most populous democracies, with one high-level visit by a senior U.S. <br>Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101321707





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Some viewers on YouTube, where the ad was posted, said the commercial portrayed India in bad light. "Who will come to India after seeing this?" one viewer asked. But "to paint a rosy picture of India would have been inaccurate," said Rajiv Tandon, the chief executive of Mumbai-based Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Productions, which made the ad, saying it only mirrored reality."We only aped reality." The commercial, Mr. Tandon added, is broadcast only in India. Tour operators say foreigners arriving now are exercising great cautionmany buying pepper spray or hiring guards. In March, Denetim Services, a New Delhi-based security company, started a division offering bodyguards for travelers. Anubhav Khiwani, the co-founder, says his decision was driven by fears surrounding the recent attacks on foreign women. <br>Read more: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304244904579278050017041212







U.S. Energy Secretary's trip to India postponed amid tensions over diplomat



Ben Arnoldy Managing Editor, Monitor Frontier Markets Ben Arnoldy is managing http://www.migente.com/your_page/blog/view_posting.html?pid=4521915&profile_id=8133966&profile_name=harrisonnkpo&user_id=8133966&username=harrisonnkpo editor for Monitor Frontier Markets. He has served as the Monitor's bureau chief in India and Northern California. Recent posts The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition India is upset over the arrest and strip search of one of their diplomats in New York. Now, the school and other expat infrastructure are coming under pressure as the Indian government reacts to the arrest and fast-approaching indictment of its diplomat, Devyani Khobragade . Indian officials are now enforcing the letter of the law with respect to the US presence in Delhi as a show of reciprocity. That means calling out any visa infractions among school staff and reexamining the tax status of the foreigners working there. (The schools foreign staff has enjoyed some Indian income tax exemptions, visit their website and the school http://emirbyl.livejournal.com/6832.html also pays generously compared with other international schools in order to get teachers to relocate there.) In the latest move, India on Wednesday called for the closure of an American club on the US embassy grounds. I took my share of dips at the clubs swimming pool.... <br>Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2014/0108/An-angry-India-pops-the-expat-bubble-in-Delhi-video







'regrets' diplomat's strip search Arrest sparks diplomatic feud They have demanded that the United States apologize and drop the charges against Khobragade, whose lawyer says she is innocent and entitled to diplomatic immunity. Amid the uproar over the issue in the local media last month, Indian authorities expressed their displeasure by removing concrete barriers from outside the U.S. Embassy and taking away American diplomats' identification cards. Moniz's postponed India trip appears to be the latest result of the fallout from the dispute. U.S. <br>Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/08/politics/us-india-diplomacy/index.html





An angry India pops the expat ‘bubble’ in Delhi (+video)



"The Khobragade affair suggests, however, that all this is not enough: sustaining a strategic partnership requires, above all, mutual respect." Legacy The United States had high hopes India would emerge as a counterbalance to a rising China and a new engine for the U.S. economy. However, there is a widespread sense that the relationship has drifted since a sharp improvement brought by India's 2009 deal on nuclear cooperation with the Bush administration. corporate lobby. Indian sourcing rules for retail, IT, medicine and clean energy technology are contentious and U.S. companies gripe about "unfair" imports from India of everything from shrimp to steel pipes. <br>Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101321496





India orders shutdown of bar, pool at U.S. Embassy



In its latest action, Indias Foreign Ministry ordered the U.S. Embassy in a notice sent late Monday to shut down all commercial activities at the popular club it operates, saying non-diplomats were being allowed to enjoy its privileges, including a bar, restaurant, hair salon and recreational facilities. If they are going to throw their rule book at us, then we are saying we, too, have a rule book in India, said K.C. Singh, a former diplomat and foreign-policy commentator. But analysts say the damage could be much greater than American expats loss of their cocktails and swimming pool. Of late, there has been a growing feeling here that the U.S. <br>Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/india-moves-to-end-expat-privileges-at-us-club-sign-of-anger-at-diplomats-arrest-in-ny/2014/01/08/761554d6-7850-11e3-a647-a19deaf575b3_story.html





India targets expatriates’ privileges at U.S. club amid dispute over diplomat’s arrest



The case involving Devyani Khobragade, the Indian deputy consul general in New York, has touched off a furor here and prompted officials in New Delhi to take a number of retaliatory steps against Americans in the Indian capital. Also Kolkata is fertile ground for Indian ghost stories The newest move is to ban a club on embassy grounds from selling alcohol and other imported duty-free items to non-diplomats, one of the more popular services available to American expatriates in New Delhi. Indian authorities also asked the embassy to no longer allow non-diplomats to use the clubs beauty salon, swimming pool, gym, tennis court and other facilities. An Indian official in New Delhi said that offering those services to non-embassy personnel violated a Vienna convention governing diplomatic relations between nations. Under international diplomatic rules, you can have these services for diplomats but you cannot have them for non-diplomats, said the official, who requested anonymity because he wasnt authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The embassy was told to enforce the policy by Jan. 16. <br>Read more: http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-india-us-embassy-club-20140108,0,1261357.story





India orders limits on U.S. Embassy club as diplomatic feud continues



"Some retaliation has occurred," said Shashi Tharoor, India's minister of human resource development, in an article on the Prague-based website Project Syndicate. "The initial American rationale (that foreign consuls in the U.S. enjoy a lower level of immunity than other http://www.nexopia.com/users/longrrbw/blog/21-brian-dawe-farrah-abrahams-fake-boyfriend-5-fast-facts-you-need-to-know diplomats) led India's government to re-examine privileges enjoyed by U.S. consular officials that are unavailable to their Indian counterparts in the U.S.," he added. The Indian government says providing commercial services to non-diplomats is a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which states that "the premises of the mission must not be used in any manner incompatible with the functions of the mission." But India's external affairs minister Salman Khurshid denied the actions were retaliatory, saying the latest move is based on "reciprocity not hostility." On Khobragade, he said India was "preserving the dignity" of its diplomatic service and said the Indian government demanded justice. "Our position is very clear. <br>Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/08/india-diplomat/4372583/



Thursday, 9-Jan-2014 07:47 Email | Share | | Bookmark
A Whirlwind Weekend In Berlin: 12 Top Sites In The German Capita










It's free to go up to the top of the Reichstag. Just be sure you make a reservation http://maxwellbrwd.skyrock.com/3199092105-New-York-Area-Transit-Agencies-Prep-For-Super-Bowl-Crowd.html before you go ( online or at the kiosk across the street) - or you'll be turned away at the door. 2. Brandenburg Gate Just a short walk from the Reichstag is the Brandenburg Gate, a neoclassical royal city gate that is now a symbol of a reunited Germany. The majestic gate is simply breathtaking, and is best approached by walking up the grand Unter den Linden - a boulevard lined with museums, stores, hotels and restaurants.The Brandenburg Gate is located on the Pariser Platz, flanked by the American, French and British embassies. We enjoyed a view of the landmark during the day and also at night when it appeared to glow against the dark Berlin sky. <br>More: visit the site http://www.chicagonow.com/raising-world-citizens/2014/01/12-top-sites-in-berlin/





Berlin 1914: A city of ambition and self-doubt



In 1913, it was the social hub of Berlin, where electric trams and people met and gossiped, perhaps click here! taking coffee in the Hotel Esplanade or the Hotel Excelsior, both opened in 1908. At the Excelsior, with 600 rooms, the largest hotel in Europe, you might have glimpsed Charlie Chaplin or the Kaiser who held "gentlemen's evenings" there. The Hotel Piccadilly was there, too, though renamed patriotically as Cafe Vaterland a mere two weeks into the war. Farewell Piccadilly in the ultra-nationalistic Berlin of a century ago. Berlin Street Scene, 1913, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner High above the buildings were the new electric advertising hoardings, tracing out the word "SCHOKOLADE" in the night sky. <br>More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25635311





The Berlin Scene



These were then broken into pieces for the attending children and adults to take away and eat. Regardless of whether the focus of CFLs workshops, events and brainstorming sessions is scientific, agricultural, political, social, culinary or industrial in nature, food is the method, more than the content, of the Food Lab, Cramer-Klett commented. Everything we do integrates cooking. For I believe, at the end of the day, the only way to come to terms is to integrate the heart and body with intellectual aspects. And that means putting food in the center of our name and project. <br>More: http://www.wwd.com/eye/lifestyle/berlin-scene-7339011












Christmas in Berlin



It was the largest discovery of cocaine in Germany's capital in about 15 years and has an estimated black market value of around $8 million, according to police. "We were of course surprised," senior police officer Olaf Schremm, who heads the local drug investigation department, told reporters. "I don't know where the mistake was in the perpetrators' delivery chain." The banana cartons, part of a consignment of 1,134 boxes, were brought by ship from Colombia to Hamburg and delivered to a fruit wholesaler in Berlin. Cocaine was found in seven of them, Schremm said. The boxes were eventually delivered to five supermarkets in the Berlin area, but investigators said the intended destination of the cocaine was unclear. Masked officers in bulletproof vests showed the seized boxes to media. The cocaine will be stored and eventually destroyed. <br>More: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/berlin-supermarkets-delivered-banana-boxes-stuffed-with-cocaine/





Berlin supermarkets receive banana boxes stuffed with cocaine



The sign outside the door is so small that you could easily pass by this tiny bar run by local taste maker Herr Scholl. They specialize in rum and gin based drinks, and serve their cocktails in vintage glasses that conjure up images of a pre-war Berlin. The bar is tiny and seating limited, but it's worth squeezing in to sample one of url Scholl's concoctions. Be sure to try a cocktail made with Monkey 47. As visit the website the bartender explained to us, it's a gin made with 47 botanical extracts from the Black Forest. <br>More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marisa-churchill/christmas-in-berlin_b_4560222.html



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