Pacific

  • Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful Asia-Pacific women Yesterday

    New York: As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the Asia-Pacific region. Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region, while three...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Caroline Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open Yesterday

    Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open. In a match that featured two former World No. 1s, Ivanovic broke Wozniacki three times in the first set at Ariake Coliseum and won the second-set tiebreaker with a...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black win women's doubles title at Pan Pacific Open 2 days ago

    Tokyo: Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. With the win,...
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic reach the final at Pan Pacific Open 2 days ago

    Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. The US Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent...
  • Wozniacki, Kerber reach Pan Pacific semifinals 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reached the Pan Pacific Open semifinals by beating eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-3 on Friday. Wozniacki was in control from the start, breaking her opponent three times in the opening set at Ariake Coliseum. "It was a little like playing chess," said Wozniacki,...
  • Angelique Kerber reaches quarter-finals at Pan Pacific Open 5 days ago

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday. In the match between the former major champions and No. 1s, Azarenka committed seven of her nine double faults in the first set and her serve...
  • Dominika Cibulkova makes swift progress at Pan Pacific Open 6 days ago

    Tokyo: Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States...
  • Safarova rallies to beat Keys in first round at Tokyo 6 days ago

    Tokyo: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down to beat American teenager Madison Keys 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday. The seventh-seeded Safarova saved eight of 10 break points to oust the unseeded Keys and advance to the...
  • Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts 1 week ago

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Hurricane Odile has swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts, leading authorities to evacuate high-risk areas and open shelters as the powerful storm threatened to thrash the Pacific coast. Odile weakened slightly yesterday to category three strength in the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale as it crept toward the...
  • Declining likelihood of El Nino by yearend: UN September 8, 2014

    Geneva: The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June, the UN said on Monday. There is now a 5560 percent likelihood that El Nino could begin between September...
  • Massive extinct volcano discovered beneath Pacific Ocean September 7, 2014

    Washington: A massive 100 millionyearold ancient extinct volcano has been discovered lurking four kilometres underwater in one of the least explored areas of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), on a seafloor mapping mission found a new seamount near the Johnson Atoll in the Pacific. The summit...
  • 12 Indian firms in Forbes' 50 best companies in AsiaPacific September 2, 2014

    New York: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HCL Technologies and HDFC Bank are among the 50 best public companies in AsiaPacific according to a compilation by Forbes, which ranked India second behind China as home to the "world's next growth engines". The Forbes 2014 'honour roll of the Fabulous 50' lists best...
  • Hurricane Marie grows stronger in Pacific ocean August 25, 2014

    Mexico City: Hurricane Marie has grown in strength as it moves out into the Pacific, reaching Category 4 status and provoking dangerous waves along Mexico's western coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Marie had sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kph) and was located 485 miles (785...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 1500m world record at Pan Pacific August 24, 2014

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke a second world record in less than 24 hours when she bettered her own mark for the women's 1,500 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. The 17yearold hacked almost six seconds off the previous world record, which she set in Texas...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 400m world record August 23, 2014

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her own world record for the women's 400 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. The 17yearold won the final at Australia's Gold Coast in three minutes, 58.37 seconds, slashing almost half a second off the previous world record she set in California earlier...
  • Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race August 22, 2014

    Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in an event he rarely competed in even at his peak, Phelps won his heat and...
  • Michael Phelps makes USA squad as Olympic hopes gather steam August 11, 2014

    Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the US team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps' qualification for the Aug 2124 championships on Australia's Gold Coast has...
  • United Airlines flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odour July 13, 2014

    Washington: A United Airlines flight with 348 people aboard over the Pacific Ocean was forced to land on remote Midway Island because of what authorities said was an electrical odour on board. The United Airlines plane, carrying 335 passengers and 13 crew on a Boeing 777, was flying from Honolulu to...
  • Seattle student peppersprayed, tackled gunman June 7, 2014

    Seattle: The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance. The 22yearold building monitor peppersprayed and tackled the gunman Thursday in Seattle Pacific University's Otto Miller Hall, likely preventing further carnage, according to police and university officials. Meis and other students subdued the gunman...
  • India has the slowest Internet penetration growth in Asia Pacific region June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India, which accounts for the third largest online userbase globally after China and the US, has had the lowest Internet penetration growth in Asia Pacific (APAC) at 17.4 per cent so far this year, research firm eMarketer said in a report. However, it left behind major emerging markets in...
  • 16-year-old stowaway on plane survives flight April 21, 2014

    Honolulu: FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on...
  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea April 19, 2014

    Sydney: A powerful earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-7.5 earthquake was located 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island, according to the US Geological Survey. It...
  • Fisherman survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean by drinking turtle blood February 4, 2014

    A fisherman thought to be from El Salvador who washed ashore on the Marshall Islands said he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean, drinking turtle blood and catching fish and birds with his bare hands. Jose Salvador Albarengo, 37, told officials he set sail on a shark...
  • 'Frozen' named best animated feature at 2014 Annie Awards February 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Disney's 'Frozen' won five trophies including the coveted best animated feature at the 41st annual Annie Awards. The familyoriented musical comedy voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel won over 'Despicable Me 2', 'Ernest and Celestine', 'Monsters University', 'The Croods', 'The Wind Rises', and 'A Letter to Momo',...
  • Indonesia orders mass evacuation as alert raised on Sumatra volcano November 24, 2013

    Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near an active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra has become increasingly active in recent months, spewing columns of ash several...
  • Boeing warns of engine icing risk on 7478s, Dreamliners November 24, 2013

    Boeing advised airlines on Friday about a risk of engine icing problems on its new 7478 and 787 Dreamliner planes with engines made by General Electric, urging 15 carriers to avoid flying them near highlevel thunderstorms. The warning led Japan Airlines to pull 787 Dreamliners from two international routes. Other affected...
  • Starbucks taking Indian coffee to its outlets across globe November 22, 2013

    Opening its first store in south India in Bangalore, American coffee giant Starbucks on Friday said it is taking the Indian grown coffee to its 19,000 stores across the world. "In India, the coffee (that) farmers grow. we not only sell the coffee in our stores here in India, but also...
  • 'The Lunchbox' selected for Asia Pacific Screen Awards November 12, 2013

    Melbourne: Director Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox' is among the four Indian films that have been nominated in the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) this year. The awards will be held in Brisbane next month. According APSA official statement, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced the names of 39 films...
  • Miss Asia Pacific World Srishti Rana's tiara seized by Air Intelligence Unit November 5, 2013

    Busan: Twenty oneyearold Srishti Rana, who bagged Miss Asia Pacific 2013 pageant in Korea recently, is in trouble. Srishti's tiara, made of diamonds and other valuable gems, has been seized by Air Intelligence Unit as it was an undeclared item. The tiara of Rana will be returned once the value...
  • Miss India runnerup Srishti Rana crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 October 31, 2013

    Busan: Twenty oneyearold Srishti Rana has made the country proud by winning Miss Asia Pacific 2013 pageant in Korea. She is India's second consecutive winner to win the coveted titles. The 21yearold outshined among 49 other contestants in the pageant held in Korea on October 30. She was crowned by the...