Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato is set to be recalled by national football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for Brazil's friendly against Bolivia next month. The 23-year-old has not represented his country since playing in Brazil's 3-0 victory over Sweden in August last year.
Lima, March 23 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Spain's Corsan Corviam and Brazil's Engevix and Enex has been chosen to build a hydroelectric power station in southern Peru, officials said. The Andean nation's Private Investment Promotion Agency, or Proinversion, said in a statement that the dam to be built by the CEE consortium will require an investment outlay of roughly $600 million. The Molloco project, commissioned by the Energy and Mines Ministry, is located in the southern region of Arequipa.
London, March 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-born musician Bebo Valdes, a respected figure in the Afro-Cuban jazz genre, died Friday in Sweden, sources close to the artist told EFE. He was 94. Valdes had been living in Malaga, Spain, but he travelled two weeks ago to Sweden, where some of his children reside, due to worsening health as he struggled with Alzheimer's, they said
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) In a first of its kind, the Asia Oceania Davis Cup tie between India and Indonesia will be played under lights April 5-7 at the KSLTA Tennis Stadium here. According to Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) secretary CS Sunder Raju, the decision to hold the matches in the afternoon was to ensure larger public participation during the event. "We have taken special permission from the International Tennis Federation to stage the matches late in the day, so as to provide the citizens of Bangalore a chance to come and watch all the ties leisurely.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The inordinate delay in the appointment of a new national coach has forced the Indian players to train overseas for the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided to send the men's team to Sweden and women to China for three weeks ahead of the May 5-10 Commonwealth championships in New Delhi
London, March 19 (IANS) Sustained stress can cause Alzheimer's diseaese in advanced years. A research on mice has indicated there is an increased risk of dementia in case one remains constantly stressed. Sara Bengtsson, a PhD student from Umea University, in Sweden, tested her theory on mice and found that mice with higher levels of the hormone in their brains suffered impaired learning and memory, Daily Mail reported.
Stockholm, March 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has become the world's fifth largest exporter of major conventional arms, replacing Britain, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). This is the first time China has turned one of the top five weapons' exporters since the end of the cold war, said SIPRI Monday in a report containing new data on international arms transfers
Stockholm, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has become the world's fifth largest exporter of major conventional arms, replacing Britain, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report Monday.
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Greater Noida, March 14 (IANS) Thailand's Chinnarat Phadungsil set the stage alight when he opened his campaign at the 1.8 million euro Avantha Masters with a sensational 11-under-par 61 here Thursday. The 25-year-old was only one shot away from equalling the Asian Tour's low 18-hole score record as he amassed only 22 putts in his round to take a five-shot lead over five players bunched in second place at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course. They included Thailand's Chapchai Nirat and current Order of Merit leader Chawalit Plaphol, India's Abhijit Chadha, China's Liang Wen-chong and Sweden's Magnus Carlsson who signed for matching 66s at the event