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Now, Kate Price creates love shrine to ex-hubby Peter Andre

September 30, 2009 Comments off

Katie PriceKate Price a.k.a Jordan has covered the walls of her entire house with snaps of ex-hubby Peter Andre, it has emerged.

Jordan, who lives in her former marital home with new lover Alex Reid, has even placed Andre”s statues all over the house, much to the bewilderment of her cage fighter boyfriend.

Insiders reveal that Jordan has refused to budge to Reid”s demands of removing the photos.

The Daily Star quoted a source as saying: “Alex is not happy about it all – what man would like the ex staring at them in bed?” said a source close to Kate.

“It”s pretty weird but she tells him that the kids still need to see their dad”s face around the house.”

The news comes after Jordan is believed to have begged Andre for a reunion.

The source said: “It”s a bit weird. She says she hates Peter, but there are photos everywhere.

“She has kept a select few up and the clock they had made with their faces on is still hanging above the door in the kitchen.

“She has these busts of their faces and their names engraved on them hanging around the house and also has a photo next to the bed.”

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Categories: Entertainment

22-man hockey squad picked for Canada tour

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Hockey The newly formed national hockey selection committee on Wednesday announced a 22-strong squad, sans a fixed captain, for an away seven-match Test series against Canada from next month.

Interestingly, the committee has not named any captain for the exposure trip and captaincy will rotate during the 2-25 October tour.

Sandeep Singh had led the Indian team to its 12-Test European tour recently.

The Canada tour will kick off on 9th October and will culminate on 24th October.

“This tour is part of Hockey India’s effort to provide comprehensive practice ahead of the Champions Challenge I Tournament at Salta, Argentina in December and further build up for the World Cup at New Delhi in February March next year,” a press release said.

Canada is currently ranked 11th in the FIH World Ranking one position ahead of India.

The Sqaud:

Goalkeepers: Adrian D’Souza and Sreejesh PR.

Defenders : Sandeep Singh, V Raghunath, Sardar Singh

Midfeilders: Gurbaj Singh, Vikram Pillay, Dhananjay Mahadik, Dharamvir Singh, Birendar Lakra Sr. and Danish Mujtaba.

Forwards: Bharat Chikara, Arjun Halappa, Tushar Khandker, Rajpal Singh, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Prabhjot Singh S V Sunil, Shivendra Singh, Sarwanjit Singh, Roshan Minz, Amir Khan

Standbys : Mandip Antil, Birendra Lakra Jr., Bharat Chetri, V S Vinaya, Ajitesh Roy.

The Match Schedule:

1st Test 9th October Victoria

2nd Test 11th October Victoria

3rd Test14th October Vancouver

4th Test 16th October Vancouver

5th Test 18th October Vancouver

6th Test 22nd October Vancouver

7th Test 24th October Vancouver.

Categories: Sports

Australia restrict Pakistan to 205

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Australia Australia exploited a spongy track to restrict Pakistan to a modest 205 for six in a crucial group-A match of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament in Centurion on Wednesday.

Put into bat, opener Kamran Akmal (44), Mohammad Yousuf (45) and Misbah-ul Haq (41) provided a semblance of resistance on a tricky Centurion pitch to leave the Aussies to score at 4.10 runs per over to secure a berth in the semi-finals.

The result of the game has a huge bearing on India’s fortune in the tournament as an Australian victory will ensure an early ouster for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men.

Akmal’s knock, during which he struck six boundaries, helped Pakistan recover from early jolts, while Yousuf tried to hold the innings together with a defiant 69-ball 45.

Pakistan started on an attacking note with Shahid Afridi, promoted to open the batting, cracking two boundaries off Australia paceman Peter Siddle in the second over of the innings.

But Afridi (15), who struck three bounderies during his brief 18-ball stay, failed to make it big and became the first man to depart when his ambitious pull off Mitchell Johnson (2-45) found James Hopes in square leg region in the eighth over.

Other opener Akmal then paired up with skipper Younis Khan (18 off 49) to stitch up a 45-run partnership for the second wicket, before Shane Watson sent Akmal packing in the 19th over.

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Oil rebounds in Asia after overnight falls

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Oil BarelsOil rebounded in Asian trade on Wednesday after overnight falls in reaction to weaker US consumer confidence, analysts said.

New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for November delivery, rose 26 cents to USD 66.97 a barrel.

Brent North Sea crude for November delivery gained 29 cents to USD 65.78 a barrel.

Crude prices tumbled on Tuesday after a widely watched US consumer confidence index fell to 53.1 in September from 54.5 in August, overshadowing some positive data on the housing front, analysts said.

The figure was weaker than the 57.0 expected on Wall Street, and suggested consumers may be cautious in resuming spending, which is key to economic recovery.

“Lack of conclusive data led to a situation where on one hand commodities and equities mostly inched down, but on the other corporate credit was mixed and emerging market assets gained,” said Dariusz Kowalczyk, chief investment strategist with SJS Markets financial firm.

“Clearly, while US and global recovery is continuing, it is being built on a shaky ground. We bet that it will

continue, but inconsistent macroeconomic indicators will keep

investors on edge.”

Investors are awaiting other key data to be released this week for a better gauge on the pace of recovery in the
US, the world’s biggest energy user.

Categories: Business

Sensex up 104 pts in early trade, Oil lists at 7% premium

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Sensex1The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex shot up by nearly 104 points in early trade on Wednesday on higher capital inflows from foreign funds even as global markets were under pressure.

Also, shares of Oil India which were listed on the bourses today attracted over 7 per cent premium at Rs 1,127 against the offered price of Rs 1,050.

The 30-share BSE Sensex rose by 103.69 points to 16,956.60 points in opening trade with oil and gas, IT, metals and auto sector stocks leading the rally. The BSE barometer had gained 159.91 points in Tuesday’s trading.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 23.40 points to 5,029.25.

Stock brokers said sustained buying by both foreign and domestic funds mainly bolstered the trading sentiment but gains were restricted following overnight losses on the US markets and weak trend in other Asian markets.

The other major gainers were Reliance Industries by 0.37 per cent to Rs 2,174.10, ONGC by 0.59 per cent to Rs 1,193.20, Infosys Technologies by 0.47 per cent to Rs 2,298.50, TCS by

1.06 per cent to Rs 616.90, Sterlite Industries by 0.97 per cent to Rs 756.70 and Rcom by 0.35 per cent to Rs 300.80.

In the international market, the US Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.48 per cent down in Tuesday’s trading, while today in the morning Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell by

0.55 per cent and Japan’s Nikkei was down by 0.65 per cent.

Categories: Business

At least 58 killed in Guinea anti-junta protest

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Guinea At least 58 people were killed in Conakry on Monday when Guinea’s security forces opened fire on opposition demonstrators, with troops reportedly removing bodies to hide the scale of the bloodshed.

“We have counted 52 bodies and six more have just come in,” said a doctor at the Donka university medical centre, where bodies were arriving after security forces crushed a protest against junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara.

A member of the Red Cross told a news agency that military commanders had issued instructions for all bodies from the demonstration at a city stadium to be taken to the Alpha Yaya Diallo military camp, rather than to morgues.

A source at Ignace Deen hospital told a news agency that an army truck had come by to pick up “dozens of bodies” to be taken to “an unknown destination” after presidential guards violently evacuated several thousand people gathered to demonstrate in defiance of a ban.

The protesters had gathered to oppose any bid by the junta leader, who took power in December 2008, to run for president in elections due next January.

Camara is also under strong international pressure to step down.

Former colonial ruler France condemned “the violent repression exercised by the army against the opposition and civil society during a peaceful demonstration held in Conakry,” said a foreign ministry statement.

Categories: World

Ketsana leaves more than 300 dead across SE Asia

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Philippines Flooding One of the most destructive storms in years extended its deadly path across Southeast Asia, blowing down wooden villages in Cambodia and crushing Vietnamese houses under mudslides after submerging much of the Philippine capital.

The death toll on Wednesday climbed past 300 and was rising.

“We’re used to storms that sweep away one or two houses. But I’ve never seen a storm this strong,” said Nam Tum, governor of Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province.

The immediate threat was easing as Typhoon Ketsana was downgraded to a tropical depression as it crossed Wednesday into a fourth nation, Laos.

But its powerful winds and pummelling rain left a snaking trail of destruction.

Landslides triggered by the storm slammed into houses in central Vietnam yesterday, burying at least seven people including five members of the same family, the government said.

They were among 52 people killed in the country, some by falling trees, officials said.

The storm destroyed or damaged nearly 170,000 homes and flattened crops across six central Vietnamese provinces, officials said.

More than 350,000 people were evacuated from the typhoon’s path, posing a logistical headache to shelter and feed them.

Categories: World