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  • Force India struggle in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying Yesterday

    Singapore: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez experienced a tough qualifying in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, setting 13th and 15th fastest times at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday. Both Hulkenberg and Perez failed to make Q3 with times of 1:47.308 and 1:47.575 respectively. The Silverstone squad...
  • Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: Poll August 19, 2014

    Brasilia: Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's presidential elections in October, a poll found on Monday, reflecting an altered political landscape since Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash. Silva, a 56yearold former environment minister, has moved into second place ahead of the October 5...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for 7th straight victory November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: World champion Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant fashion Sunday to clinch a seventh straight victory and 11th of the season. Although the German had already clinched his fourth consecutive world title at the Indian GP last weekend, he pledged there would be no let...
  • Watch: Former employer spoofs viral dancing video resignation with a hiring pitch October 3, 2013

    Marina V Shifrin created an mini Internet storm with her viral dancing video resignation that has been watched millions of times. In the video Shifrin danced to the tune of Kanye West's Gone and told the world of her employer woes. Shifrin's former employers, Next Media Animation, didn't let...
  • Watch: Woman's dancing video resignation goes viral October 3, 2013

    Marina V Shifrin who describes herself as a writer, comedian and waitress quit her job making news videos and she did it in style. Her dancing resignation letter set to the tune of Kanye West's Gone has garnered over 4 million views on YouTube in a couple of days.Describing...
  • Sebastian Vettel has 'love-hate' feelings at Singapore Grand Prix September 19, 2013

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel says he has a "love-hate relationship" with the Singapore Grand Prix, as he aims for a third straight victory at the Marina Bay circuit this weekend. The love comes easily for a circuit which has played a key role in the past two of his...
  • Countdown to Abu Dhabi Formula One GP in full swing September 13, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: The countdown for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is in full swing as ticket delivery for the November 3 race starts this week. Starting on Thursday, Formula One fans can look forward to getting their tickets for the Yas Marina Circuit race. "It is around this time every year...
  • Laura Robson reaches fourth round at Wimbledon June 29, 2013

    London: Still only 19, Laura Robson is busy accumulating a list of accomplishments that include the words "first British woman since." At last year's U.S. Open, she became the first British woman since 1991 to reach the fourth round there. Thanks to a 16, 75, 63 comeback victory Saturday over Marina...
  • Sloane Stephens edges Marina Erakovic to reach fourth round June 1, 2013

    Paris: Sloane Stephens of the United States reached the French Open's fourth round for the second consecutive year with a 64, 67 (5), 63 victory Saturday over 92ndranked Marina Erakovic, who was penalized a point in the third set for getting coached. The 17thseeded Stephens won the last three games against...
  • Tamil director Pandiraj to play a role in 'Moodar Koodam' May 2, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker Pandiraj was offered a key role in his upcoming production venture 'Moodar Koodam', but the filmmaker couldn't take out enough time from his busy schedule for it. "Naveen (director) told me that there was an important role that I could play in the film. Initially, I was game...
  • Chennai: Students stage protest at Marina beach against Lankan war crimes March 20, 2013

    Chennai: Agitating against continuing war crimes against Tamils in Sri Lanka, around 500 students on Wednesday staged a protest at Chennai's Marina Beach. The students are holding the protest in a peaceful manner, formed a human chain and carried placards at the Marina beach. The protest is happening in the backdrop...
  • Don't fall prey to fake film offers:Tamil director March 7, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor-filmmaker M Sasikumar has urged aspiring actresses not to believe in those who promise a role in his film. Sasikumar calls them "fraudsters" and warns that they have even opened an e-mail accounts in his name. "It has been brought to my notice that some people are making fake...
  • 2012: Year of small films at southern boxoffice December 25, 2012

    Chennai: Believe it or not but 2012 has sounded the death knell for heroworshipping scripts. Out of the 423 films released to date in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, the most successful have been the ones sans any superstar or mega budget. Some of the small wonders of 2012 include Tamil...
  • 5 Tamil films which impressed in 2012 December 25, 2012

    Chennai: Sensitive subjects and outofthebox ideas of the 143 Tamil films released in 2012, only a handful of contentrich movies impressed the audience. Of these, IANS lists five notable ones that were unanimously welcomed by critics and fans alike: Aarohanam: Directed by debutant Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, 'Aarohanam' is about freespirited women, who...
  • 'Raikkonen win at Abu Dhabi GP is a big statement' November 6, 2012

    London: Kimi Raikkonen's victory in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shows that the Lotus team are serious Formula One contenders and should help them secure more backing, according to principal Eric Boullier. Raikkonen, the 2007 champion with Ferrari, became the eighth driver to win a race this season when he triumphed...
  • Abu Dhabi circuit suits us: Force India October 31, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India drivers say the Yas Marina cicruit suits them well and they are optimistic of carrying forward the good run into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Force India had both of its cars in the points bracket in the 2011 season at the Yas Marina...
  • Marussia hand Chilton Abu Dhabi practice chance October 25, 2012

    Greater Noida: Formula 1 team Marussia will give its recentlysigned reserve driver Max Chilton a chance to drive at the opening practice of next weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Chilton will drive alongside German Timo Glock, taking over the car from Charles Pic, who will resume his seat from the...
  • Telugu film 'Marina' deals with sensitive issues September 2, 2012

    In 'Marina', the famous Marina beach not only forms a backdrop but also seems like a character. Directed by Pandi Raj, the film is the dubbed version of the a Tamil film of the same title. Shobha Rani is bringing the film to Telugu audience. Though the story revolves around the...
  • Olympics: Spain's Alabau wins windsurfing gold August 7, 2012

    London: Marina Alabau of Spain won the Olympic gold medal in women's windsurfing on Tuesday in the discipline's final race in the games. Alabau came into the medals race with a 14-point lead and preserved it by finishing first. Windsurfing got the heave-ho from the lineup for the 2016 Rio Olympics in...
  • Chennai: Wave washes away 2 boys at Marina August 7, 2012

    Chennai: Two from a group of friends bathing on Marina Beach were swept away by a giant wave on Sunday evening. Police said Dheenadayalan(18) and Madan Kumar (17), both residents of Tondiarpet, along with a few other friends entered the sea and were playing when a giant wave hit the...
  • Moldovan athlete out of Olympics for doping August 4, 2012

    London: Hammer thrower Marina Marghieva of Moldova has been withdrawn from the London Games after she tested positive for doping. The Moldovan Olympic Committee says it removed Marghieva from the team after the governing body of athletics, the IAAF, notified that she failed a drug test before the games. The Olympic body...
  • Chennai: Call for tenders to beautify Marina July 26, 2012

    Chennai: The Chennai Corporation is preparing to call for tenders for a number of works to beautify the Marina Beach. The works would include building of rows of regularised shops, bamboo enclosures for boats, high mast lights and an elevated police watchpost. The Corporation Council had earlier approved plans to...
  • TN fishermen gear up to fight for their rights December 6, 2011

    CHENNAI: The Marina Beach, today, is one of the city’s most populated public spaces and is hardly ever associated with gunfire or violence. But for a large section of the fishing community, it will always be the site of one of their greatest stands for justice. More than 100 fishermen...
  • Anna fast: candle light vigil held in Chennai August 21, 2011

    Chennai: Supporting Anna Hazare in his campaign for a strong Lokpal bill, more than 1,000 people held a candle light vigil for the second day on the Marina beach on Sunday. Slogans like 'Anna Anna' and 'Stop corruption, Save India' were raised by the participants, including women and children, during the...
  • World's tallest residential tower in Dubai soon November 28, 2010

    Dubai: The 107-storey tower, billed to be the tallest residential building on earth, is likely to be ready by late next year in the city that is also home to the 823 metres wonder Burj Khalifa. The 414-metre tall Princess Tower in the city's high-profile Dubai Marina will be ready...
  • F1 championship hanging in balance November 12, 2010

    It's a four-way race for the formula one title ahead of the final race of the season at the Yas Marina Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. ...
  • CJ: Chennai residents clean up Marina beach May 17, 2010

    Marina beach has always been a concern for Chennai citizens, and very near to the beach is the fisherman's colony. The municipal corporation does not clean the beach everyday. Hence the place is really dirty. It is a serious matter of concern. So the citizens have come up again as they...
  • Watch: Cricket banned on Chennai's Marina beach November 6, 2009

    After banning kite flying in residential areas, it's now cricket which has been banned on Chennai's Marina beach. ...