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Pakistan look to break Napier jinx

Pakistan look to break Napier jinx

COMMENT – Pakistan never won a limited overs international match at McLean Park, Napier, where they will play fourth match of the six-match series against New Zealand on Tuesday (February 1). New Zealand, on the other hand, have a good record at this ground. They have won 20, lost 10, tied two and abandoned one in 33 matches played here. McLean Park has been a burial ground for the bowlers and if the pitch remains flat and full of runs, Pakistan hold the edge over New Zealand.

‘Green Hornet’ premiere features Rogen’s slim look

LOS ANGELES – Seth Rogen shed a few pounds and packed on the muscle to star in the new “Green Hornet” film. He plays Britt Reid, the playboy son of a wealthy newspaper publisher who inherits a media empire after his father dies. With the help of Kato, an employee in the company, he becomes a crime fighter named the Green Hornet. Diaz, 38, plays Lenore Case, his sexy secretary.
Christoph Waltz of “Inglourious Basterds” fame also stars as the villain Benjamin Chudnofsky, a Russian

A look into Benazir’s political journey

ISLAMABAD – Benazir Bhutto was martyred in Rawalpindi, the same garrison town where her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, another popular leader of Pakistan, was hanged well over three decades ago by military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq.
Her murder deprived Pakistan of a great and visionary leader, whose absence is felt intensely given the grave problems confronting Pakistan these days. Bhutto, the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, became the prime minister of Pakistan twice

Pakistan look to junior teams to end cricket isolation

LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board’s Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed said Sunday that the International Cricket Council’s Future Tour programme was troublesome for Pakistan.
He said because of lack of slots, it was difficult to bring international teams to Pakistan. He, however, said that plans to invite junior teams from Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were under consideration for 2011
Meanwhile, he said Pakistan-Afghanistan match in XVI Asian Games held in Guangzhou (China) in

South Africa look to heap pressure on India

DURBAN – South Africa will be seeking to wrap up a series victory against India, the team ranked number one in Test cricket, in the second Test which starts at Kingsmead on Sunday.
South African captain Graeme Smith said his players wanted to carry on in the dominant form they showed in winning the first Test at Centurion by an innings and 25 runs on Monday. Smith and his side will also be eyeing the prospect of taking over the number one ranking if they win all three Tests

KPCCI, USAID look for industrial development in KP

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) and USAID have drafted a vision document for developing a well diversified industrial and manufacturing base in KP. This base would not only be export oriented but it would also help domestic consumers and create employment opportunities.
The vision document was prepared after a detailed discussion among officials of USAID, provincial government and business community of the province at KPCCI on Wednesday.

Envoys do nothing, but always look busy

FAISALABAD: Jamil Fakhri, one of the legends of Pakistan, a great PTV artiste of the past and recipient of various awards, including Pride of Performance, made head lines this week when all the newspapers and TV channels carried his heart-wrenching appeal seeking the government’s help to trace his missing son, Ayaz Fakhri, who disappeared in America some 22 months back.
Our frontline political figures were first to shed crocodile tears over the plight of the family to gain cheap

Pakistan look for a sparkling finish

LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation maintains that it has given the senior members of the team the one last chance to deliver and leave the arena on a high note.
But the PHF and its selectors have ostensibly shown faith in these tried, tested and failed many times over seniors because it believes that their presence would enhance the team’s prospects in the Asian Games, which have already rolled into action from Nov. 12 and would continue until Nov. 27 at Guangzhou, thus

‘Boring’ City look to bounce back against Blues

LONDON: Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has urged his players to bounce back with victory over Birmingham after their goal-less Premier League stalemate in the Manchester derby.
City’s tactics against arch-rivals Manchester United on Wednesday have been widely criticised as negative following 90 minutes of risk-free football where neither goalkeeper was seriously tested.
Yet Platt has shrugged off criticism of the performance, noting that City remain in

Chelsea look to steady ship as United scent blood

LONDON: A Premier League season that threatened to see Chelsea run away with the defence of their title resumes on Tuesday and Wednesday with teams at both ends of the table having plenty to play for.
Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool revived the title race and cut the Blues lead at the top of the table to two points over Manchester United, the only unbeaten side in the top flight.
Only five points now separate big-spenders Manchester City, currently fourth, from Chelsea

Look who’s playing Bilbo Baggins

British actor Martin Freeman from The Office was officially cast in the starring role of The Hobbit, as New Zealand flagged a last-ditch compromise to stop the production moving offshore.
Director Peter Jackson took time out from a bitter row with acting unions to announce that Freeman would play Bilbo Baggins in the two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings. The Oscar-winning director said Freeman was always his first choice to play the JRR Tolkien character.

Irrfan’s got a brand new look

Irrfan Khan’s reputation for versatility is well-known in the film industry. He is one of the few actors who has essayed a wide range of characters, both dark and romantic, with equal panache.
Irrfan has gone a step further by getting himself a brand new look in “Knock Out”, where he plays the role of a street-smart investment banker, the target of a nameless foe (Sanjay Dutt) who turns his world upside down. It’s suave, sexy and “very metrosexual” as the actor chooses to