By Mirna Sleiman DUBAI (Reuters) - Honeymooners and other tourists from the Gulf are heading to the throbbing heart of Dubai to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the first "ice lounge" in the Middle East. The interior decor of Dubai's Chillout cafe is made entirely of carved ice, with frozen picture frames, ice curtains and frosty seats covered in fur. The interior of the cafe, owned by UAE's Sharaf Group, is lit with multi-coloured fluorescent lights. ...
Jaguar F-TYPE Unveiled in Paris
A front-engined, rear-wheel drive convertible, the F-TYPE is engineered to deliver pure dynamic driving reward and stunning performance. Three models will be available - F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S. They are powered respectively by Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS. The range-topping F-TYPE V8S will reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph. The 380PS V6 F-TYPE S will reach 60mph in 4.8 seconds and 171mph, the equivalent figures for the F-TYPE are 5.1 seconds and 161mph. All engines drive through an eight-speed 'Quickshift' transmission, a centrally mounted SportShift selector offering full manual sequential control, as do the steering wheel-mounted paddles. Torsional and lateral stiffness have been prioritised to maximise handling agility. Around that rigid aluminium structure, every system - steering, brakes, powertrain - has been optimised for immediacy of response to driver inputs.
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- South African woman caught at Mumbai airport with 26 kg drugs
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) In one of the biggest seizure of drugs, customs officials at Mumbai Airport Friday nabbed a South African woman carrying 26 kg of drugs worth over Rs.13 crore, an official said here.
- Trio cracks and confesses, BCCI suspends another cricketer
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) swung into action Friday calling an emergency meeting and suspending a cricketer, but more and more sordid details of the spot fixing scandal came tumbling as the three arrested players, including S. Sreesanth, reportedly confessed to their crime.
- Post scandal, RR banking on skipper Dravid
Hyderabad, May 17 -- By the time Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals headed for practice on Thursday evening, dark clouds had gathered over the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Uppal. Apart from posing a rain threat to the game, the clouds were symbolic of the tatters that the Royals had been reduced to in a matter of less than 24 hours.The arrests of S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila on Wednesday night for spot fixing marred what was appearing like an impressive season for the 2008
- Ankeet Chavan breaks down, accepts spot-fixing charge
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ankeet Chavan was the first to break down under interrogation by Delhi Police and has accepted his role in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League (IPL) Thursday.
- Spot fixing busted after police tapped Tiger Memon's gang members
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) It was through the call records of gang members of Tiger Memon, a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, that Delhi Police first stumbled upon the plan for spot fixing Indian Premier League matches. The detailed three-month-long surveillance between the gang members and the bookies led three IPL players, including India pacer S. Sreesanth, into the police net.