Coke signs Sachin for Rs 20 cr; will feature in corporate ads
Ace batsman Sachin Tendulkar has finalised a three-year endorsement deal, estimated at around Rs 20 crore, with Coca-Cola India. PepsiCo had dropped Tendulkar about two-and-half years ago as part of its strategy to phase-out aging brand ambassadors.
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Injured Kallis out-thinks India
Jacques Kallis faced more adversity on the fourth day than he did in the first innings and came up trumps again, winning the mental battle against the Indians
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England on the brink of series glory
England were three wickets away from an emphatic 3-1 series victory after more superlative all-round cricket left Australia in tatters on 7 for 213, still 151 runs short of making the visitors bat again.
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A study shows species across the board putting on weight. Is there something in the environment contributing to it?
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No risk, no reward for South Africa
South Africa made sure they wouldn’t lose this Test by not declaring in their second innings, but in the process might have missed out on winning it too
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England complete crushing Ashes victory
England ended 24 years of hurt in crushing style at the SCG as they secured an innings-and-83-run victory to take the Ashes series 3-1. The crowning moment came shortly before noon when Chris Tremlett found Michael Beer’s inside edge to bowl him leg stump. It was the first time in their history that Australia have suffered three innings defeats in a series and left nobody in any doubt where the balance of power now lies.
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Yet another GoM!
January 07, 2011 7:08:44 PM
Soon a full-time Minister will be required to keep track of and coordinate with all such groups that have been set up to deal with the problem of corruption.
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Floppy disk art
Nick Gentry is a British artist who uses obsolete media formats, such as floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, to create his unique portraits.
He is also using his art to make a comment about waste culture, limited life cycles and identity in general. His works have been exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe, and his book, Obsolete, is available for sale. All proceeds will go to Oxfam, a global movement of people working with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
The complete post with visuals at: http://ht.ly/3AnXz
Amazing Kinetic Typography Examples
When did it become ok, fashionable even, to hate? When did tolerance and co-existence become “weakness”? When did pride in one’s culture, faith, or language start being based on hatred for another faith, culture or language?
Read the complete post at my friend N’s blog here: http://goo.gl/WQlVH
Photographer Olivier Grunewald has recently made several trips into the sulfur mine in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia, bringing with him equipment to capture surreal images lit by moonlight, torches, and the blue flames of burning molten sulfur. Covered last year in the Big Picture (in daylight), the miners of the 2,600 meter tall (8,660ft) Kawah Ijen volcano trek up to the crater, then down to the shore of a 200-meter-deep crater lake of sulfuric acid, where they retrieve heavy chunks of pure sulfur to carry back to a weighing station. Mr. Grunewald has been kind enough to share with us the following other-worldly photos of these men as they do their hazardous work under the light of the moon. (30 photos total)
See them all at: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/12/kawah_ijen_by_night.html