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Basketball star Taurasi tests positive

Basketball star Taurasi tests positive

ISTANBUL – Top US women basketball player Diana Taurasi has failed a doping test while playing for Fenerbahce in the Turkish national league championship, the Turkish press reported on Saturday.
The reports cited the Turkish Basketball Federation as saying that Taurasi tested positive for the mild stimulant drug modafinil, which can be used to combat insomnia and other sleep-related conditions.
She has been provisionally suspended from playing while her B Sample is tested.

Timberlake gets positive reaction

Justin Timberlake feels “humbled” by the positive reaction to his new movie ‘The Social Network’ following a string of top awards nominations. The film, about the rise of Facebook, has won rave reviews and garnered a number of top honours from critics’ groups in New York and Los Angeles, as well as six Golden Globes nominations announced on Tuesday.
Timberlake’s co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield will both compete for acting titles at the upcoming awards show, while

Gulf urges Iran to be ‘positive’ on nuclear talks

ABU DHABI: Gulf Arab leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi appealed on Tuesday to Iran to “respond positively” to talks with world powers about the Islamic republic’s contentious nuclear programme.
Gulf Cooperation Council states “welcome international efforts, including those made by the P5+1, to peacefully resolve Iran’s nuclear crisis and hope it will respond positively to these efforts,” said a joint GCC statement.
They also stressed the “right of all countries in the region to

PTA chief foresees positive scenario for telecom sector

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Mohammad Yaseen is optimistic of prospects of continued growth in the telecom sector as leading companies such as Mobilink, Telenor and Zong operating inside Pakistan, have pledged to commit substantial investments to Pakistan in a bid to boost their respective networks and hence market share.
Addressing the serious issue of illegal SIMs, PTA chairman revealed that more than 11 million SIMs have been blocked after

A flurry of positive news stimulates investment in KSE

KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange underwent a gradual rise in traded shares as a flurry of positive news this week stimulated investor participation. The traded shares increased from an 81 million on Monday to 195 million on Friday.
The activity had been dull initially, but the much awaited resolution of the turnover tax issue (lowered to 0.5 percent again), word of an oil discovery and a hike in oil prices acted as a catalyst, especially for the energy scrips.
The index

Indian PM positive on ties with China

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday there were “enormous possibilities” to work with China, playing down simmering tensions between the giant Asian neighbours.
“Are India and China in competition? I sincerley believe that there are enornmous possibilities of our two countries to work together,” Singh told a gathering of business leaders in Malaysia’s administrative capital, Putrajaya.
“I look upon the world as a large enough place to

Pakistan looking forward to positive responses from the FoDP: PM

Govt mobilizing indigenous resources to respond to the devastating floods
EU grants enhanced market access to Pakistani products
PM says economic development and peace in South Asia dependent upon resolution of Kashmir dispute
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan is looking forward to a positive response from the Forum of Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP), especially in the aftermath of the devastating

KSE-100 Index Witnesses Positive Activity And Surges 68 pts

European Union’s duty exemption on unfinished goods showed its positive impact, as the KSE-100 index gained 68 points on Friday.
However, instability in the economic and political situation and the International Monetary Fund’s claim that the release of $ 1.7 billion would be followed by implementation of various stringent inflationary measures kept the nerves alive.
The tranche is expected to be released in December, while the country already holds nine billion dollars for