CROWDS

  • Jolla plans to launch a budget Sailfish tablet; aims to take on Nokia N1, Nexus 9, iPad Mini 3 4 days ago

    Helsinki: Finland's Jolla, a group of ex-Nokia software developers, announced a plan to launch a crowd-sourced tablet computer just a day after Nokia said it was reviving its consumer brand by entering the tablet market. Jolla was founded by Nokia's former MeeGo software team that was shut down after the Finnish...
  • Crowdfunding website Kickstarter hacked February 17, 2014

    Kickstarter, the fundraising platform used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said on Saturday that hackers had gained access to some of its customers' data earlier in the week but that the breach had been repaired. "No credit card data of any kind was accessed...
  • Left Janata Darbar to avoid stampede, says Arvind Kejriwal January 11, 2014

    As chaos prevailed at AAP government's first Janata Darbar in New Delhi, Kejriwal on Saturday said he left the venue to avoid a stampedelike situation and admitted that arrangements were not adequate. "We will have to improve the arrangements.If I had not left the place then there was a possibility of...
  • Carey Mulligan to star in the adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel September 17, 2013

    London: British actress Carey Mulligan will play a key role in a new movie adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel 'Far From The Madding Crowd', reports femalefirst.co.uk. She will play Bathsheba Everdone. The other cast members include Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen. The film will be shot in locations across...
  • Dozens injured as car plows through parade in Virginia May 19, 2013

    A car driven by an elderly man who may have lost consciousness plowed through a smalltown parade of hiking enthusiasts in southwestern Virginia on Saturday, injuring dozens of people, nine seriously enough to be sent to hospitals, authorities said. The incident occurred in the Appalachian town of Damascus at the start...
  • Pope Francis wades into crowds, surprising onlookers March 18, 2013

    Vatican City: Walking up to crowds, shaking hands with surprised bystanders in the street, mixing his formal speeches with off-the-cuff remarks, Pope Francis stamped his own style on the papacy on Sunday. His humor and down-to-earth manner captivated those filling St Peter's Square in Rome to overflowing, and he worked the...
  • Delhi gangrape: Police use water cannons on crowds December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Police resorted to water cannons to disperse crowds at India Gate for the second consecutive day as angry crowd of citizens protested in large numbers demanding justice for the 23yearold paramedic student who was raped and beaten by halfadozen men in the national capital. India Gate had heavy deployment...
  • Police charge nine over Manchester derby crowd trouble December 10, 2012

    Manchester: Nine people have been charged after Sunday's derby between Manchester City and Manchester United, police said on Monday although they are still trying to identify the person who threw a coin at Rio Ferdinand. United defender Ferdinand was cut just above his left eye after being hit by the coin...
  • FA chairman Bernstein calls for bans for violent fans December 10, 2012

    Fans who "hijack" matches with bad behaviour should be handed life bans, English FA chairman David Bernstein said on Monday. The FA chief spoke in the aftermath of Sunday's heated Manchester derby which saw United defender Rio Ferdinand struck by a coin thrown from the crowd and nine others charged by...
  • Crowd sourcing: A new way of raising funds for films August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: After successfully raising funds from the general public for the national award winning film 'I Am', producer duo Sanjay Suri and Onir are again taking the crowdfunding route for their new venture a love story of a 14yearold Dalit boy and an uppercaste girl. "It's great to be...
  • Despite weekend only moderate crowds cheer Anna July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Weekend provided some respite for Team Anna as moderate crowds turned up at their indefinite fast on Saturday, while Anna Hazare geared up to join the hunger strike from Sunday. Setting the tone for his fast, Hazare attacked the Congress and BJP saying the country's future does not lie...
  • Android bug opens devices to outside control February 25, 2012

    Boston: Cybersecurity experts have uncovered a flaw in a component of the operating system of Google Inc's widely used Android smartphone that they say hackers can exploit to gain control of the devices. Researchers at startup cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said they have figured out how to use that bug to launch...
  • IFFI's soccer film package turns a dull event November 30, 2011

    Panaji: The 42nd edition of IFFI's much touted soccer film package has turned out to be a damp squib with virtually no audiences turning up for the big screen event at a local football ground. The International Film festival of India (IFFI) director Shankar Mohan has expressed disappointment at the failure...
  • Brazil director dies after heart attack in IFFI November 27, 2011

    Panaji: Brazilian film director Oscar Maron Filho, who was in Panaji to attend the ongoing International film festival of India (IFFI), died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was 56. Filho was speaking at the open forum here this afternoon when he suffered a heart attack. He was rushed...
  • A football package at IFFI, Goa November 27, 2011

    Panaji: If Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, was the 'black diamond' of football, legendary Brazilian scribe Mario Rodrigues Filho was the one who honed him and presented him to the world, according to a renowned Brazilian filmmaker. Oscar Maron Filho, whose film 'Mario Filho: The Creator of Crowds'...
  • Sachin landmark draws crowds to Wankhede November 24, 2011

    Mumbai: After a lukewarm response to the first two days of the ongoing third Test between India and the West Indies, cricket fans made a beeline for entry into the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday in anticipation of Sachin Tendulkar coming out to bat and scoring his 100th international hundred. Tendulkar has...
  • BCCI mulls hosting Tests in smaller centres November 15, 2011

    Kolkata: The Indian cricket board is mulling the idea of organising Test matches in smaller centres to promote the longest form of the game, after seeing the poor response in major venues like Eden Gardens and New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla during the ongoing IndiaWest Indies series. Expressing concern over the...
  • Sad to see an empty Eden Gardens, rues Ganguly November 15, 2011

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has joined the growing list of cricketers who have expressed their concern about poor crowd turnout in the Eden Gardens, and said something needs to be done to so that more people come to watch Test cricket. The second Test between India and West Indies...
  • Lukewarm response for Eden Test tickets November 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Even Sachin Tendulkar's impending 100th international century failed to generate interest among the cricket lovers of the city as on the first day of sale less than 100 tickets were booked for the second Test between India and the West Indies, beginning in Kolkata on November 14. According to figures...
  • Indie filmakers look for money on Facebook October 15, 2011

    Mumbai: In the era of credit crunch, social networking sites like Facebook and other online communities are fast emerging as tools for independent filmmakers to crowdsource their film projects. Sanjay SuriOnir's recently released film 'I Am' is India's largest crowd funded movie with more than 400 producers from over 45 countries....
  • Ramlila wakes up to dwindling crowds on Day 12 August 27, 2011

    New Delhi: As Anna Hazare's fast entered the 12th day on Saturday, the Ramlila ground witnessed the thinnest crowd since the Gandhian began his agitation for a stronger Lokpal Bill here. The absence of the usual wave of umpteen number of supporters took the crew of TV news channels, covering...
  • Author Thomas Hardy's home to open to public January 3, 2011

    Max Gate, the country home of the English novelist Thomas Hardy, where he wrote some of his best novels, will be thrown open to the public for the first time. Thomas Hardy was born in a small hamlet in the parish of Stinsford, East of Dorchester in Dorset, England. Hardy apprenticed...
  • Crowd cheers as Obama family becomes the First Family January 21, 2009

    New Delhi: It was a speech that moved billions, Obama's entire inauguration ceremony was an emotional journey from tears to cheers. The boisterous crowd, which booed when outgoing US President George W Bush stepped onto stage fell briefly silent the moment Obama took oath. Then it exploded with loud cheers and...
  • City above all? Yuvraj Singh lashes out at Mumbai crowd May 22, 2008

    Mumbai: It seems that the IPL has succeeded in developing city loyalties. After a thriller of a game between Mohali Kings XI and Mumbai Indians on Wednesday which Kings XI won by just one run Mohali captain, Yuvraj Singh took a potshot at the Mumbai crowd for being...
  • Australian Open: Police use pepper spray on fans January 16, 2008

    Melbourne: Police used pepper spray on fans at the Australian Open on Tuesday when crowd trouble hit the Grand Slam event for the second year running. Three people were evicted and interviewed for assaulting police, failing to obey lawful direction and indecent language. In a statement, Victoria Police said they resorted to...
  • Future perfect? Find out at NRI fest January 9, 2007

    New Delhi: It is not just the NRI investment that pulled crowds at the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on Tuesday. After a 90minute tedious and arguably boring session on how to get $1.5 trillion investment in the country next year, it was a tea break for all. Some continued to talk...