Free Press Journal
  • Shiv Kapur starts well with 68 in 34th place, Jeev lying back

    Bad Griesbach (Germany): Shiv Kapur closed well with a birdie and a eagle-two in the last four holes to turn in three-under 68 and occupy the tied 34th place at the end of the first round of the Porsche European Open gold tournament here.

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    UK varsity ready to improve Indian education system: Paul

    London: University of Wolverhampton in the UK is ready to provide significant assistance to improve education standards in India and enable it to become a leading global economy by strengthening business innovation, its Chancellor Lord Swraj Paul said today. Delivering the university’s graduation speech for 2015 at Wolverhampton, the leading NRI industrialist, said, “I am particularly proud of the partnerships that we are building in India to create opportunity.

  • South Korea’s consumer confidence improves

    Seoul: Confidence among South Korean consumers over the economy improved for three months in a row, indicating a recovery from the effect of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, central bank data showed on Friday. Composite consumer sentiment index (CCSI), which reflects consumers’ assessment of economic conditions, rose one point from a month earlier to 103 in September, Xinhua news agency quoted the Bank of Korea (BOK) as saying. The index tumbled

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    New app can help improve your erratic eating habits

    Washington: Two Indian-origin scientists in the US have designed an app that records patterns of food intake and provides a personalised “feedogram” to help users improve their erratic eating habits and lose weight. Salk Institute scientists collected daily food and beverage intake data from over 150 users of a mobile research app over three weeks. They found that a majority of people eat for 15 hours or longer, with less than a quarter

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    Learn how to make your kids calm and fearless

    New York: Children of anxious parents are at an increased risk of developing anxiety disorders and a family-based intervention programme can help such kids to become calm and fearless, finds a new study. “The results underscore the vulnerability of offspring of anxious parents. If we can identify kids at risk, let us try and prevent them,” said psychiatrist Golda Ginsburg from University of Connecticut.

  • Mumbai City FC ready to finish unfinished job

    Mumbai: With their hopes and aspirations dashed in the inaugural season, Mumbai City FC are approaching the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) with a rejuvenated side powered by several star players.

  • Videogames, Child

    An hour of video game daily can make girls fat

    London: Young women who play computer games for an hour every day are at increased risk of gaining unhealthy weight, warns new research. Those women who spend two hours daily in playing computer game are at risk of gaining additional 3.7 kg after a period of five years, the findings suggested.

  • Neymar admits Manchester United conversations

    Madrid: Spanish champions FC Barcelona’s star striker Neymar has confirmed that he spoke to English giants Manchester United for a potential transfer before the beginning of the ongoing 2015-16 football season.

  • BAI mulling to recommend Ajay Jayaram for TOP scheme

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) is planning to recommend Ajay Jayaram for the TOP scheme, following his maiden Super Series final appearance last week at the Korea Open.

  • Dinosaur,killing, asteroid

    Fossils of 100-million-year-old dinosaur found in Australia

    Melbourne: Fossils of a giant herbivorous dinosaur dating back more than 100 million years have been unearthed in Australia, scientists say. The bones believed to be from the Austrosaurus mckillopi were found at Clutha Station in Queensland in Australia.

  • China launches new rocket with four micro-satellites

    Beijing: China on Friday put four micro-satellites into orbit, launched atop a new version of its long established Long March-11 carrier rocket. The new model of the carrier rocket was fired at 9.41 a.m. (local time) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gansu province, Xinhua news agency quoted China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology statement as saying.

  • Two beers a week may lower heart attack risk in women

    London: Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week have a 30 per cent lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and females who never drink beer, a new Swedish study has found. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, followed a representative selection of the middle-aged female population from 1968 to 2000 (when the women in the study were between 70 and 92 years old).

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer I have seen: Helder Postiga

    Kolkata: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata’s (ATK) striker Helder Postiga on Friday said his Portuguese teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer he has seen and gave him an edge when comparing him with Argentine forward Lionel Messi.

  • Indian batsmen must play Imran Tahir properly: Sachin Tendulkar

    Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar stressed on Friday that the talented Indian batting line-up must play leg-spinner Imran Tahir properly in the forthcoming home series against South Africa starting on October 2.

  • CAB chief Sourav Ganguly very much a part of ISL: ATK co-owner

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly becoming the Cricket Association of Bengal boss does not mean the Atletico de Kolkata co-owner will be out of action from the Indian Super League football beginning October 3.

  • Luis Van Gaal to earn Man United extension

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Luis van Gaal will have to prove his mettle over the rest of the season in order to earn an extension to his contract with the former English Premier League (EPL) champions.

  • Additional spectrum: Court to pass order on charge tomorrow

    New Delhi: A special 2G court is likely to pronounce tomorrow its order on framing of charges in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation scam case in which ex-Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms are accused. Besides order on charges, Special CBI Judge O P Saini would also pass the order on the bail plea of Ghosh.