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Dark days for Hammam and Asian football

As suspended AFC head Mohamed Bin Hammam departs Zurich fighting bribery allegations, soccer in his continent of Asia struggles to combat match-fixing, violence and money issues that threaten to tarnish the Qatari’s

Half the city goes dark

LAHORE – Half of the city went in the dark due to a massive shortfall in electricity as the National Control Centre (NCC) closed 60% of the city’s grid stations for an hour on Wednesday. Only after 10 hours of a briefing by Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Director General (DG) Muhammad Khalid in which he claimed that no unscheduled outages were occurring in the country, power outages between 11 to 16 hours were seen all over the country. For the first time this season, the

Holy streaming, Batman! ‘Dark Knight’ on Facebook

WASHINGTON – Warner Bros. is bringing movie rentals to Facebook, the first Hollywood studio to turn to the fast-growing social network as an online platform for its films.
“The Dark Knight,” the 2008 Batman thriller directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, will be the first movie offered for rental on Facebook, the studio said, and can be watched at facebook.com/darkknight.
The rental fee is 30 Facebook Credits, or $3, and the movie can be viewed unlimited

Consumer banking – Citizens left in dark over disputes with banks

Lahore – People have little idea of where to go if they have any dispute regarding consumer banking with commercial banks, although there are a couple of institutions which can come in very handy in this regard
Commercial banks, despite orders by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to prominently display information about these institutions, have ignored the instructions.
The institutions that are meant to settle disputes between banks and consumers are little known to the

The dark side of being a female home-based worker

LAHORE – Sajida, 43, suffers from a heart disease, but does not have enough money for treatment. Not with pending financial expenditures that have to be done – expenditures that in her opinion have more priority – such as getting her daughters married. Sajida is a widow and along with her daughters works from home, making embroidery on clothes to sell them off through a middleman.
Unfortunately even after ten years of long hours of labour, she has not been able to save much. “I

Grand slam dark horses line up at Kooyong

MELBOURNE – While the giants of men’s tennis flexed their muscles in practice at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, the game’s dark horses gathered at the gentile Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in the build-up to next week’s Australian Open.
Once a launching pad to grand slam glory for past champions, the invitational Kooyong Classic held in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs will host a rather more modest lineup when it starts on Wednesday.
Shock Wimbledon finalist and world number six

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

This one is straight out of a fairy tale that turned splitsville. Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) have lost interest in each other 40 years after marriage. Couple 1: No morning walks. No moments in bed. The outcome? One looks for love outside marriage in the form of the too-hot-to-handle blonde, Charmain (Lucy Punch), the other takes to the inhibitions-are-better formula, courtesy a charlatan fortune teller.
Couple 2: Sally (Naomi Watts) has had enough of her

Pakistan in the dark over Kabul peace effort: Gilani

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday said Afghan President Hamid Karzai had agreed to share his peace plan with Pakistan, however, no information has been shared with Islamabad so far.
“Once the information is provided, a decision will be taken on how Pakistan can cooperate,” Gilani told office-bearers of the Diplomatic Correspondent Association of Pakistan (CAP) at Prime Minister’s House.
“The Afghan leadership has yet to share its new initiative of