Fewer sugary drinks can help blood pressure: study

May 28, 2010

WASHINGTON: Drinking fewer sugary drinks, one of the main sources of sugar in the US diet, can help reduce blood pressure, according to a study Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
“Our findings suggest that reducing sugar-sweetened beverages and sugar consumption may be an important dietary strategy to lower blood pressure and further reduce other blood pressure-related diseases,” said Read more

Maradona: I’ll run naked if we win

May 28, 2010

Argentina coach Diego Maradona has promised that he will run naked through the streets of Buenos Aires if his side manage to win their first World Cup since 1986.
Maradona lifted the trophy as player at Mexico ’86 and is in charge of the national team in South Africa. The ever-controversial coach has now promised to streak if he leads his side to Read more

Prince Of Persia

May 28, 2010

Release Date: 21 May 2010
Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Ben Kingsley, Toby Kebbell
Details: US/116mins 12A
With lofty aspirations to be the next Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia is mostly notable for one thing; Jake Gyllenhaal’s man abs. The Donnie Darko star has gotten himself into remarkable shape for Read more

Britney Spears Wants To Be Frozen After She Dies, Seriously.

May 28, 2010

Britney Spears is reportedly obsessed with cryogenic freezing technology, and wants her body preserved in liquid nitrogen after her death. A friend of the popstar said: “Britney gets these obsessions and this is the latest. It started when someone told her Walt Disney had been preserved by cryogenics to be revived in the future. It got her researching and she became convinced it was worth a shot.”
The 28-year-old reportedly spent all of her Mother’s Day trip to Read more

Trott puts England on top

May 28, 2010

Bangladesh pace bowlers failed to capitalise on early morning condition giving England the upper hand as the hosts reached 362-4 at close on the opening day of the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday, reports NewAge.
Sakib al Hasan won a very crucial toss which helped the tourists to avoid batting in drizzle and Read more

Brothers blank Russel

May 28, 2010

Brothers Union shined lately when they blanked Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra by 2-0 in the Citycell Bangladesh League on Thursday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra became the first team to finish their Citycell Bangladesh league campaigns securing third position with 50 points from 24 matches. Champions Read more

3-day programme to mark Nazrul Janmajayanti

May 27, 2010

A three-day programme to mark the 111th birth anniversary of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam began at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s National Theatre Hall Tuesday evening.
The programme has been organised by the academy itself.
The programme began with placing of flowers at the poet’s grave on the Dhaka University Read more

It’s now official

May 27, 2010

China Tibet Mountaineering Assoc hands Musa certificate for conquering Everest
Musa Ibrahim is now officially listed as the first ever Everest conqueror from Bangladesh.
“This is to certify that on 23 May, 6:50 am, Md Musa Ibrahim climbed the peak of Everest, Chomolungma of Mount Everest” is written on Musa’s certificate.
China Tibet Mountaineering Association yesterday handed over the certificate to Musa at the Read more

No review system adds to Tigers’ woes

May 27, 2010

The England and Welsh Cricket Board has decided against using the umpiring decision review system in the two-Test series against Bangladesh, dealing a blow to the tourists, already struggling with many odds.
The decision came after the talks between the International Cricket Council and host broadcaster Read more

Another blow for Dhaka MSC

May 27, 2010

Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club showed another embarrassing result in the Citycell Bangladesh League on Wednesday when they were forced to make a 1-1 draw with the Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club.
Dhaka Mohammedan, one of the foremost title contenders of the league, who already been ousted Read more

BKSP clinch Young Tigers crown

May 27, 2010

A fine all-round performance by Salehin Rifat helped BKSP clinch the title of the Standard Chartered Young Tigers Under-16 Cricket Tournament beating Sylhet Division by virtue of first innings lead at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Resuming the day at 81-4 the boys of the Sylhet division could add only 80 runs to be all out for Read more

Restriction on private car suggested to cut tailback

May 27, 2010

Green and civic rights activists on Wednesday urged the government to adopt a policy of restricting private cars in order to facilitate the expansion and the use of public mode of transport, which would help ease traffic congestion in the cities.
Speaking at a news briefing, they also stressed the need for a coordinated transport system having Read more

GP, CARE Bangladesh sign memo on rural sales programme

May 27, 2010

Grameenphone and CARE Bangladesh recently signed a memorandum of understanding to initiate a rural sales programme.
Arild Kaale, chief marketing officer of Grameenphone, and Nick Southern, country director of CARE Bangladesh, signed a memorandum of Read more

Agora opens first outlet in Chittagong

May 27, 2010

Agora, a leading chain supermarket, opened its first outlet in Chittagong yesterday.
With a commitment to offer hassle-free shopping in a comfortable atmosphere, the first Agora outlet outside Dhaka started its journey in an 11,000 square feet store at Afmi Plaza, just beside Read more

New ADB chief for Bangladesh

May 27, 2010

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Thevakumar Kandiah as country director for its Bangladesh Resident Mission, the donor agency said in a statement yesterday.
He succeeds Paul J Heytens, who has been assigned as country director to the ADB resident Read more

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