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Pakistan unlikely to face oil shock

KARACHI – Positive economic fronts including wheat export of around $2 billion, privatisation of key public entities owing to enough liquidity in the international market, gain of US support in the shape of $1.5 billion Kerry-Lugar grant and IMF’s assistance would not let the country face an oil shock, similar to 2008, when oil prices rose to an all time high of $147 per barrel, taking a toll on Pakistan’s economy.
Similarly, unlike 2008, it expected that the local bourse would

Smith rules out another BD shock

DHAKA – South African captain Graeme Smith does not expect another shock World Cup loss at Bangladesh’s hands when the two sides meet in their last league match on Saturday. The Proteas’ lone defeat in 13 one-day internationals against Bangladesh came during the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean when the Tigers secured a 67-run win on a turning track in Providence, Guyana. After Mohammad Ashraful scored 87 to lift Bangladesh to 251-8, South Africa were shot out for 184 with left-arm

Afridi feared repeat of 2007 shock

COLOMBO – Captain Shahid Afridi admitted that the 2007 World Cup disaster against Ireland weighed heavy on his mind when Canada gave his team a major fright, saying it served as a good wake-up call for Pakistan.
Pakistan, bowled out for a paltry 184, were indebted to Afridi’s one-man show, whose leg-breaks earned figures of 5-23 and helped his team avoid the kind of upset they suffered against Ireland in the Caribbean four years ago.
In the end Pakistan pulled off a 46-run

Italy face shock exit on Australia’s day

SYDNEY – Jarmila Groth marked her first Fed Cup appearance for Australia with a shock win against French Open champion Francesca Schiavone as holders Italy shared the opening singles in their first round tie in Hobart on Saturday.
Groth, who represented Slovakia before taking Australian citizenship in 2009 by marriage, beat the world number four 6-7 6-3 6-3 to give Australia a great start before Samantha Stosur, runner-up to Schiavone in Paris last year, lost a titanic struggle

Dutch skipper Borren eyes new shock

AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands skipper Peter Borren, who started his cricket career in his native New Zealand, leads the Dutch into their fourth World Cup campaign.
The 27-year-old all-rounder, who played for New Zealand at under-19 level alongside the likes of Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor, made his one-day international debut for the Dutch in 2006 against Sri Lanka.
It was an inauspicious start for Borren, pummelled by the Sri Lankan bowlers as he went for 1-94 from his 10

Woman dies of shock

LAHORE – A woman, Munawar Bibi, died of shock on Wednesday after hearing about her brother’s death in Tuesday’s suicide bombing near Urdu Bazaar. Samanabad’s SHO’s gunman, Haji Tabdeel Hussain, was killed while he was on duty as at a police checkpost near Urdu Bazaar on Tuesday. Hussain’s sister Munawar came to know about the death of her brother on Wednesday. She immediately fell unconscious and later died of the shock.

From Lahore to Boston: ‘Culture Shock’

KARACHI – Saba Khan’s work for her Master of Fine Arts degree was a journey between Lahore, her hometown, and Boston, where she was studying. The two cities are bipolar, and the shock of switching from one to the other was a catalyst for ‘Culture Shock’, her first solo show in Karachi that opened at the Canvas Gallery on Tuesday.
The show would be exhibited until January 27, a press release issued by the Canvas Gallery said.
“Before arriving in Boston, my paintings had

From Lahore to Boston:’Culture Shock’

KARACHI – Saba Khan’s work for her Master of Fine Arts degree was a journey between Lahore, her hometown, and Boston, where she was studying. The two cities are bipolar, and the shock of switching from one to the other was a catalyst for ‘Culture Shock’, her first solo show in Karachi that opened at the Canvas Gallery on Tuesday.
The show would be exhibited until January 27, a press release issued by the Canvas Gallery said.
“Before arriving in Boston, my paintings had

Wozniacki, Zvonareva in shock exit at Sydney

SYDNEY – Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva crashed out of the Sydney International on Tuesday, leaving them short of vital match practice ahead of next week’s Australian Open. Denmark’s world number one Wozniacki was knocked out by Slovakia’s 32nd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in one hour 40 minutes and was followed out of the tournament by Russian Zvonareva on a rain-interrupted day. Second-ranked Zvonareva fell to Italian Flavia Pennetta 7-5 7-5, leaving US Open

English Premier League – Bowyer equaliser holds United to shock draw

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Manchester United remained top of the Premier League but on goal difference alone after Lee Bowyer’s late equaliser gave Birmingham a 1-1 draw at St Andrews on Tuesday. It seemed as if Dimitar Berbatov’s sublime goal in the 58th minute had wrapped up all three points for United but Bowyer salvaged a share of the spoils in controversial fashion a minute from time.
There was a suspicion of handball when Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic got to Roger Johnson’s

Intikhab Alam gets phone shock

LAHORE – Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam was in for a rude shock when the voice recorder of his mobile phone in New Zealand responded to callers by calling him as Indian manager.
The media and others were stunned when they called Intikhab in New Zealand and the voice recorder of his phone kept on saying that the manager of the Indian team was not available at the moment and will try to return the call later. Irked by the mistake, the Pakistan team management had to remind

‘Electric shock treatment cures memory loss’

A tiny surge of power to parts of the brain can improve recall memory by 11 per cent: researchers
Giving a person an electric shock can help improve their memory, scientists have discovered.
The treatment stimulates certain neurons in the brain so when a person tries to retrieve a name from their brain, they suddenly start working,
If developed it could provide treatment for stroke victims as well as people whose memory fades through other ailments or even old age.

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