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It’s 15 years since Woods’ debut

Asked on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" what advice he might have told his younger self that day in Milwaukee, Woods was direct: "Life is very difficult." "When I first walked on that tee, I didn't realize the magnitude of what I was embarking on," he said. "To embark on something that's a global sport where the media attention is very [...]

Lionel Messi slips in as Kolkata sleeps

KOLKATA: It is strange to see a man perform his magic on a football field live on TV one night, and 24 hours later, to run into him halfway across the world. International football is blurring boundaries and so, in such times of eye-rubbing disbelief, you can do so little as to banish the ghosts of sleep. Lionel Messi arrived in Kolkata on a [...]

Bad Affair at Lagardère

PARIS— Arnaud Lagardère, general managing partner of Lagardère SCA, looked to reassure investors on Wednesday about the media conglomerate's strategy, as the group posted a 65% drop in first-half net profit amid poor results at the company's sports and publishing divisions. Arnaud Lagardère and his girlfriend, Jade Foret, at the French [...]

Australian Sports Betting Firm Closes Leaving Punters Angry

For punters, customers, investors and anyone else who may have had accounts or dealings with the Australian based betting agency Sports Alive have been left in the dark as to why the site has collapsed, where their money is, and what should they do next. Sports Alive is an agency that merged with some other sports betting firms including Global [...]

Basketball Schedule Released

Basketball Schedule Released

Appearances in four early season events -- the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout, Big East/SEC Challenge, Global Sports Invitational and Billy Minardi Classic -- at least 17 games on national television, and 22 home games in the KFC Yum! Center highlight the 2011-12 University of Louisville men's basketball schedule. Nineteen of the Cardinals' [...]

Doha Bank in deal to develop SMEs

Doha Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian small and medium sized enterprise (SME) Development Chamber as part of its efforts to develop SMEs in the international and regional markets. The agreement was signed at the ‘India SME Leadership Summit’ in Mumbai, where Doha Bank CEO, R Seetharaman also participated in a [...]

Despite economic power shifting eastwards, the US and EU remain the giants that must lead world trade reforms

The risk of spoiling the soup by having too many cooks does not seem to apply to global trade policy. Instead, the problem is rather that no leading economy seems interested anymore in freeing up trade. And the Doha Round of trade negotiations, soon turning 10 years old, has amply showed that world trade suffers from a lack of political [...]

World petroleum meeting’s official schedule unveiled

The organising committee of the 20th World Petroleum Congress (20th WPC) has issued its updated official programme, which is now available for download at www.20wpc.com. The 20th World Petroleum Congress will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha from December 4 to 8. The 20th WPC team, which has travelled across the [...]

Doha deal not sole focus of upcoming WTO summit

NEGOTIATIONS for the Doha Development Agenda will unlikely be completed by yearend with World Trade Organization (WTO) members expanding the focus of a December meeting on improving existing mechanisms, a senior official said. WTO Deputy Director-General Harsha V. Singh, who was in Manila last week, told BusinessWorld that officials were [...]

Aashay launches series of film events

PUNE: On the occasion of its 25 th foundation day on August 1, the Aashay film club launched a series of events related to cinema that will start this month and go on till December. Some 150 programmes comprising theme-based film festivals, film and classical music-based appreciation programmes, a week-long Asian film festival and the like have [...]

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