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NBA Playoffs – Top seeds Heat, Bulls grab 2-0 leads

MIAMI – The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls, the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference, posted victories on Monday to seize 2-0 leads in their first-round NBA playoff series.
The No. 1 seeded Bulls held on to beat eighth seeded Indiana 96-90 while the second seeded Heat routed Philadelphia 94-73 in their best-of-seven series.
LeBron James scored 29 points and Chris Bosh had his second straight double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds as Miami easily beat Philadelphia.

Syndicate’s elections turn the heat up at PU – VC’s ‘favourites’ shift loyalties

LAHORE – Some faculty members at the Punjab University (PU), who were allegedly ‘favoured’ by the PU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran, have united against the PU VC in the varsity’s upcoming syndicate’s elections, Pakistan Today has learnt. The faculty members say that they will cast votes against the Teachers Front (TF), a pro-administration and pro-VC group.
According to some faculty member, the VC was asked several times to stop illegally favouring the teachers, who

NBA Playoffs Preview – Heat out to silence critics as playoffs begin

TORONTO – After a sluggish start to the season, the Miami Heat’s All-Star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have silenced their critics and head into the playoffs among the favourites to win an NBA title.
One of the most talented fields in recent memory will open the playoffs this weekend when 16 teams start a gruelling push toward the NBA Finals where the eventual champion will have made it through four best-of-seven-games series.
The Los Angeles Lakers are

Sprite launches ‘Freshology’ to beat the heat this summer

KARACHI – Sprite has created a unique youth engagement platform by the name of ‘University of Freshology’.
The platform recognises problems of the Pakistani youth, and provides witty solutions to those problems as well as promotes ‘Fresh Thinking’ in the students.
Through a nationwide activity promotion, the University of Freshology would collect ‘maslas’ (problems) of every nature through SMS and e-mail, and discuss the short-listed issues through workshops.
Sprite has

Policewomen feel the heat

MOHALI – It has been six hours since Harpreet Kaur last sat down for a meal, but she is not fasting for India’s success. She is one of the many policewomen on duty at the PCA stadium.
“This is turning out to be a forced fasting for me,” the 23-year-old laughed wearily as she lit a stove to prepare some tea in a small cubicle. “Everybody is talking about the pressure on the teams to win the match. Nobody talks about us, there is so much pressure on us from our senior officers. We

PEPCO keeps the heat up

LAHORE – The power load-shedding increased up to 6 to 10 hours as Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) failed to meet the country’s electricity demand on Saturday. Electricity was shut down for an hour after every three hours and besides scheduled load-shedding there were unscheduled closures of 10 to 20 minutes. The power shortage for the first time in the season crossed 2,700 megawatts (MW) leaving the consumers in the dark. PEPCO promised better summers for the consumers but

KSE feels the heat over Japanese disaster

KARACHI – The KSE 100 index plunged 1.8 percent following massive declines in regional markets after the Japanese bourse plummeted. Rumors of foreign institutional investors selling off key oil and fertiliser stocks also dampened the morale of investors and dragged the index to touch a low of 11,768.
The KSE-100 index closed at 11,829.24 levels with a loss of 216.14 points, while total volume stood at 78,084,274 along with the total value of 4,982,157,632. KSE-30 index lost

James notches triple-double as Heat thump Lakers

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James notched a triple-double and star-studded Miami shone in the NBA’s Christmas Day spotlight Saturday with a 96-80 victory over the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.
James scored 27 points with 10 assists and 11 rebounds for the 31st triple-double of his career and his third since his move as a free agent to Miami prior to this season.
Chris Bosh added 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat and Dwyane Wade chipped in 18 points despite