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  • World Cup 2014: Dutch media mourns defeat against Argentina July 10, 2014

    The Hague: Dutch media on Thursday mourned the Netherlands' 4-2 penalty shootout defeat to Argentina, but for some there was relief at not having to face a rampant Germany in the World Cup final. "It's over: The Oranje won't go to the World Cup final after penalty drama with Argentina," popular...
  • Attention Harry Potter fans: JK Rowling posts story about Harry sporting a new cut on his cheek and attending Quidditch game July 8, 2014

    OMG, you guys! You will never believe what gossip columnist Rita Skeeter is reporting! JK Rowling has just posted a new short-story about Harry Potter attending a Quidditch World Cup game in a new article on her website, Pottermore.com. Harry, last seen waving his children onto the Hogwarts train at the...
  • Button brushes aside Mclaren chief's criticism July 3, 2014

    Jenson Button jokingly brushed aside criticism from Ron Dennis on Thursday after the McLaren Formula One boss suggested his driver needed to try harder. "I think Ron's practising to be a motivational speaker," the 2009 champion told reporters ahead of his home British Grand Prix. "You know, when we are in the...
  • Triple F1 world champion Jack Brabham dead at 88 May 19, 2014

    Sydney: Australian Jack Brabham, who won three Formula One world titles and is the only man to have won the championship driving a car bearing his name, died at the age of 88 on Monday. A fierce competitor, brilliant engineer and astute businessman, Brabham claimed the Formula One titles in 1959...
  • McLaren boss recalls Ayrton Senna 20 years later April 29, 2014

    Twenty years after Ayrton Senna's tragic death, Ron Dennis still struggles to speak about the special bond he shared with the Formula One great. Dennis, whose McLaren cars took Senna to three Formula One world titles, rarely delves publicly into his memories of a man who "was so good for the...
  • McLaren's Dennis rebukes Sebastian Vettel for swearing April 7, 2014

    McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport's new V6 turbo engines as 'shit'. The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix when asked...
  • Original Harry Potter artwork to go under the hammer March 23, 2014

    London: Two pieces of original artwork from the covers of J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are set to go under the hammer. The watercolours, painted by artist Cliff Wright, are featured on the second and third instalments of the book series, reported Contactmusic. One of pieces, which was featured on the...
  • Australian GP boss raps Ecclestone about quiet cars March 17, 2014

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have complained to Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the quieter V6-powered cars and say their reduced volume may have breached race contracts with Formula One management. Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) Chairman Ron Walker had already expressed his misgivings to Ecclestone, the organiser's CEO Andrew...
  • Ron Dennis sees echoes of Ayrton Senna in Jenson Button March 6, 2014

    McLaren boss Ron Dennis sang the praises of his Formula One driver line-up on Thursday and detected echoes of Ayrton Senna in Jenson Button's relationship with the team. "In many ways there are similarities between Ayrton and Jenson," the 66-year-old group chief executive told reporters at a pre-season briefing at the...
  • Ron Howard to direct 'The Jungle Book'? February 16, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Rush' director Ron Howard is in talks to direct and produce Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book', about a boy, Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungles. The live-action film by Warner Bros earlier had Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on board but he left the project due...
  • Harry Potter and Hermione Granger should have married, admits JK Rowling February 2, 2014

    A section of fans knew it all along. They'd talk about it in forums and chat rooms and would get into lengthy explanations when they'd be scoffed at by other Potterheads. Today they feel vindicated as author JK Rowling admitted she made a mistake by marrying off Ron Weasley and...
  • Ron Dennis retakes control of McLaren Formula One team January 17, 2014

    London: Martin Whitmarsh's future as McLaren Formula One team principal was in doubt on Thursday with the announcement that his predecessor Ron Dennis was replacing him as group chief executive. In what some saw as an internal coup, McLaren said in a statement that the 66-year-old Dennis was effectively regaining overall...
  • 'Rush' review: It's an exhilarating, yet a simple and old-fashioned tale September 30, 2013

    Cast: James Hunt, Niki Lauda Director: Ron Howard I wouldn't call myself a Formula One enthusiast, yet I thoroughly enjoyed Ron Howard's Rush, a compelling drama based on the real-life rivalry between racing legends James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Both men, poles apart in personality, famously set their sights on the...
  • Release date of 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' postponed to 2016 September 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: The release of the fifth installment of fantasy adventure film 'Pirates of the Caribbean' has been reportedly pushed to 2016. The start of production on the film has been delayed until at least this fall, thereby delaying its release. It was earlier slated to hit the screens July 10,...
  • Chris Hemsworth's personality impressed 'Rush' director September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Chris Hemsworth's body language convinced director Ron Howard that he is perfect to play one of the lead roles in forthcoming action thriller movie 'Rush'. Howard was earlier skeptical about casting Hemsworth as Formula One racer James Hunt but changed his mind later. "It was uncanny. Chris is...
  • Hamilton felt he was 'wasting away' title chances at McLaren June 21, 2013

    When McLaren Lewis Hamilton left McLaren ahead of the 2013 season, there were strong rumours of a falling out between Hamilton and then team 'supremo' Ron Dennis. Six months later, The Brit, now with Mercedes admits that he felt that he was 'wasting away' his titles chances. Hamiton's admission coming...
  • Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' performs in India June 18, 2013

    Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' performed in India recently. ...
  • Chelsea chief executive Gourlay refuses to discuss Lampard future March 5, 2013

    London: Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has refused to be drawn into a discussion about whether midfielder Frank Lampard will stay at the European champions after his contract expires in June, the club said on Tuesday. Earlier, media reports quoted Gourlay as saying talks were "ongoing" over a new deal...
  • Defender Ron Vlaar back in training for Aston Villa March 1, 2013

    London: Aston Villa's Dutch defender Ron Vlaar is back in training and could be fit for Monday's Premier League clash with second-placed Manchester City. Vlaar missed last weekend's defeat against Arsenal, which sent Villa back into the bottom three of the table, with a calf injury. "Ron is doing okay at...
  • Actors shine in Venice film based on Scientology September 3, 2012

    Venice: Philip Seymour Hoffman shines as a cult leader in The Master, a compelling new film inspired by the real life of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard about how power and faith can corrupt. The movie, from There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson, has its world premiere at the...
  • Gurudwara shooting: A tragic day, say US lawmakers August 6, 2012

    Washington: Condemning the shooting at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin as a "senseless" act of terrorism, the US lawmakers have termed it as a "tragic" day. "This is a tragic day for our city and for all communities of faith who share grief and concern for the victims of today's shooting...
  • Celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones August 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: U.S. cable channel HBO will air a new documentary about The Rolling Stones this fall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British rock band. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told journalists that the documentary, which has no title yet, was being directed by Brett Morgan. "This is all...
  • McLaren to drive a hard bargain with Hamilton June 22, 2012

    Montreal: McLaren will try to drive a hard bargain but Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he expects negotiations on a new Formula One contract to be straightforward in the end. The 2008 world champion is out of contract at the end of the season and McLaren chairman Ron Dennis has already...
  • Santorum wins Louisiana, flexing Southern muscle March 25, 2012

    Washington: Rick Santorum cruised to victory in the Louisiana Republican presidential primary on Saturday but still trails Mitt Romney by a wide margin in the national delegate count for the party nomination. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, was projected to finish second. Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich was third,...
  • Ban on US poultry: India to explain reasons March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Friday said it will explain to the US the reasons behind its decision to put import restrictions on certain poultry products, as Washington has dragged the country to the WTO on the issue. On March 6, the US dragged India to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against...
  • Romney ends losing streak with Maine victory February 12, 2012

    Maine: Mitt Romney eked out a narrow win in Maine's Republican caucuses, state party officials announced Saturday, providing his campaign for the party's presidential nomination a much-needed boost after three straight losses earlier this week. But the former Massachusetts governor's margin of victory over Texas Rep. Ron Paul was so slim...
  • US: Romney, Santorum in close race in Iowa January 4, 2012

    Des Moines, Iowa: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was locked in a tight race with former Sen. Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the opening contest in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama. Romney, the longtime front-runner, and Santorum, whose campaign only recently gained momentum, were...
  • Masand: 'Conan...' is a dull, humourless remake September 2, 2011

    Cast: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan Director: Marcus Nispel Former Baywatch star and hulking slab of granite Jason Momoa steps into the presumably big shoes of Arnold Schwarznegger to play that grunting, brutish warrior from the ancient land of Cimmeria in the new version of 'Conan The Barbarian'. This dull, humorless...
  • Tears and cheers: The Harry Potter premiere July 14, 2011

    New Delhi: India got her dose of magical fantasy on Wednesday night as the red carpet premiere of Harry Potter took over the PVR Priya screen. After a long line for popcorn, the heavy 3D glasses on our eyes - we were ready to take on the horcrux hunt. The...