Wednesday , 24 May 2017

Finance minister says interest rates must be kept low

Finance and the Public Service Minister, Audley Shaw (left), speaks with Chief Executive Officer of credit bureau, CRIF-NM Credit Assure Limited, Terrence Cooper, during the Jamaica Micro Financing Association’s (JaMFA) conference, which was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on November 10. Shaw was one of the …

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11-year-old SoCal boy creates booming mini skateboard business

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) An enterprising boy with a passion for surfing and skateboarding has come up with a novel way to pay for it all. Eleven-year-old Carson Kropfl is a street-smart kid making waves on the surf and in the business world. Carson loves to surf. He does if …

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Won’t let such a great talent go to waste: Ahmed ‘Wolverine’ Mujtaba’s coach

KARACHI: Pakistan’s unbeaten Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Ahmed Mujtaba improved his career record to 8-0 with a unanimous decision victory over Singapore’s Benedict Ang at One Championship Asia’s biggest MMA promotion — at Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday. Like the seven opponents before him, Ang was no match for the …

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Ex-South African batsman Petersen charged with match fixing

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Saturday that they have charged former opening batsman Alviro Petersen with match fixing following a lengthy and ongoing investigation. Petersen, 35, who is the captain of Highveld Lions, has been charged with multiple breaches of CSA’s anti-corruption code. Cricket South Africa bans four …

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Life lessons: ‘Horn De Ke Pass Karo’ must not be passed

KARACHI: There have been quite a few films that criticise the bachelor lifestyle, and suggest a life of monogamy and marriage. All good! But the narrative is so rehashed that it rarely has an impact. From that aspect, I.R Omar’s Horn De Ke Pass Karo offers nothing new for the …

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Opinionated: A jittery Javed Akhtar

NEW DELHI: The loss of films is the loss of the whole nation, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar said on Thursday, referring to the inferior content of cinematic texts and lyrical music. He added that the problem does not lie with the film-makers but with audiences who appreciate inappropriate film …

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SRK responds to chaiwala’s ‘I think I look like Shah Rukh’ comment

A blue-eyed tea-seller from Islamabad became an overnight global sensation after a photo of him went viral and now, the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan has also taken notice of him. Everyone’s favourite chai wala reveals which actor he thinks he resembles After pictures of Arshad Khan went viral …

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My way: Amy Adams won’t promote herself for ‘Arrival’

LOS ANGELES: Five time Oscar-nominated actor Amy Adams has proven her mettle in films such as American Hustle and The Master. Despite this and the fact that her latest role as a linguist in sci-fi film Arrival is building a lot of buzz, the actor feels that it is inauthentic …

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From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s founders believed its unity would be forged in crisis, but after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the White House the bloc looks shakier than ever. On Sunday, foreign ministers from the 28 EU countries will hold talks in Brussels on the impact of …

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Syria regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo

BEIRUT: Syrian government forces have recaptured all of the areas taken by rebel fighters in a recent assault intended to break the regime siege on eastern Aleppo, a monitor said Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army had recaptured key areas including the western district of Dahiyet …

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