Topic: Chance
democracy chance
April 12, 2014

Giving democracy a chance

Pakistan witnessed 65 years of darkness and has managed to stumble from one issue to the next. Our history is full of leaders who were masters of rhetoric and empty promises. If we talk about rhetoric’s, military dictators had more command than civilian rulers. Thankfully, people are ...

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April 11, 2014

Kevin Costner plays for sporting chance in ‘Draft Day’

LOS ANGELES-A resurgent Kevin Costner makes another play for big-screen success in his latest movie “Draft Day,” returning to the sports genre he has scored big hits with in the past. The film is the third in four months - after “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” and “3 Days ...

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March 11, 2014

Pakistan have very good chance in World Twenty20: Misbah

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said his players’ performance in the Asia Cup had raised his hopes for the team in the upcoming World Twenty20. Pakistan pulled off stunning run chases against India and Bangladesh, but lost the lopsided final to Sri Lanka. Misbah said the ...

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February 28, 2014

Another chance for change in Ukraine

Throughout the weekend Ukrainians were mourning the victims of the Maidan - more than 70 people were massacred on Thursday morning by squads of snipers who took positions on buildings overlooking the area. It is still not quite clear who ordered the blood-bath that day but the fact is that most ...

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February 20, 2014

Sri Lanka's chance for a complete set

DHAKA - Two days before the second ODI, Sri Lanka's new coach Paul Farbrace said Thisara Perera would not have to rescue the team again in the near future. In one short sentence, Farbrace backed his batting line-up, which had slipped to 67 for 8 in the first ODI.Bangladesh can be sure too that Sri ...

Govt gives one more chance to Taliban talks

ISLAMABAD  - Expressing his resolve to restore normalcy and peace at all costs Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday announced to ‘give dialogue with Taliban’ another chance with a clear and categorical caution that ‘talks and terrorism can’t go ...

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January 30, 2014

Sienna ‘sabotaged’ Hollywood chance

BFLOS ANGELES-Sienna Miller has admitted that she “sabotaged” her Hollywood prospects because of the way she behaved away from the film set.The actress, 32, who recently took a year off to raise her baby daughter, told Esquire magazine that she was “very lucky” to get a ...

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January 29, 2014

Twenty20 provides England's winning chance

HOBART - No, it's not over yet. England's wretched tour of Australia does not officially end for another five days. Some members of the browbeaten Test and ODI squads have now gone home, including Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, but others remain. Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Boyd Rankin and Ben Stokes ...

Mush's serious cardiac disease chance ‘very low’, says Arizona cardiologist

LAHORE  - Dr Ismail Bokhari, an outstanding Interventionist Cardiologist from Arizona, USA, after examining the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology report on the health condition of Gen Pervez Musharraf, says the former president’s chance for a serious cardiac disease is very low.This ...

Sami be given fair chance for TTP talks success: Imran

HYDERABAD  - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday said masses had attached great hopes with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for playing role in initiating peace dialogue with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) but he could not deliver on ...

Dim chance of LG elections depressing candidates

LAHORE - The election candidates are worried over spending on their campaigns as an indefinite delay in the conduct of local government elections in Punjab province is on the cards. The electoral test was scheduled for January 30, but it is by no means likely on that day, given the fact that a ...

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December 27, 2013

Final chance given to company for compensation

LAHORE - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a formula presented by Efroze Chemicals, manufacturer of tablet (Isotab) for payment of compensation to heirs of patients died after taking the spurious medicine. Karachi based, Efroze Chemicals was the manufacturer of “Isotab”, which led ...

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November 30, 2013

Ballance adds weight to Test chance with 55

ALICE SPRINGS - Gary Ballance boosted his chances of playing in next week's second Ashes Test with a half-century while others failed on a sweltering first day for England in their tour match on Friday.The Yorkshire left-hander, promoted to number three, scored 55 off 134 balls as the tourists ...

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November 30, 2013

Pakistan's chance to stamp authority

Centurion - Usually once a series is won there is not much to get excited about but this is a little different. Pakistan, who have already racked up what their captain Misbah-ul-Haq called "a really big achievement" by beating South Africa for the first time in a bilateral series, stand to add ...

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November 23, 2013, 7:05 pm

Pak-India talks should be given another chance: PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that a chance must be given to Pak-India talks again after general elections in India adding that confrontation is not in the interests of both the countries. While addressing the inaugural session of 4th International Alhamra Literary & Culture at a ...

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October 30, 2013

Good chance for WI to improve rankings

NEW DELHI - Chris Gayle said that the forthcoming Test series against India would be vital for West Indies as they try to move up the ICC Test rankings. West Indies, who are currently ranked sixth among Test-playing nations, arrived in India on Monday for two Tests and three ODIs against India and ...

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October 19, 2013

Banned Aamir praying ICC will grant him second chance

KARACHI - Banned Pakistan paceman M Aamir is praying the International Cricket Council (ICC) will grant him a reprieve to play domestic cricket as he seeks to resume a career that stalled under ignominious circumstances. Aamir, a bright prospect who made his international debut at 17, served three ...

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October 09, 2013

Pakistan has a good chance to beat Proteas: Intikhab

ISLAMABAD - Former captain and coach Intikhab Alam has felt that Pakistan is a well-balanced team and capable of doing well against a strong opponent like South Africa. "I feel this team has a good chance of beating South Africa," he said in an interview. Pakistan will play two Tests, ...

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October 04, 2013

Talks with TTP be given a chance, says Aziz

ISLAMABAD - Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and visiting British Minister of State at Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi on Thursday called for the resolution of Kashmir dispute on priority basis to ensure peace and stability in the ...

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October 01, 2013

Sun shines on Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs sequel

AFPLOS ANGELES  Animated sequel “Cloudy With  A Chance of Meatballs 2” shone at the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday.The follow-up to the 2009 movie based on the eponymous children’s book about a food-making machine that spins out ...

democracy chance
September 27, 2013

Give democracy a chance

In an opinion article entitled “Israel Should Annul the Oslo Accords” which was published on September 21 in the New York Times, Danny Danon, Israel’s deputy defense minister, offered his own vision (presumably not radically inconsistent with that of his prime minister) for ...

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September 27, 2013

Abbas warns UN of ‘last chance’ for peace

UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned the United Nations on Thursday that US-brokered peace talks offered the “last chance” as he demanded an agreement with Israel that permanently resolves all disputes.Speaking before the UN General Assembly, Abbas urged no letup ...

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September 25, 2013

‘Historic’ chance to resolve nuclear issue: Iran

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday there is a “historic opportunity” to resolve Iran’s decade-long nuclear showdown with world powers.“We have a historic opportunity to resolve the nuclear issue,” if world powers adjust to the ...

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September 10, 2013

Youngsters must be given chance in second Test, says Qasim

KARACHI - Former chief selector Iqbal Qasim called for induction of youngsters and new players in the second Test starting in Harare today (Tuesday). “I think the tour selection committee should seriously consider making a couple of changes for the final Test. Shan Masood should be included ...

LHC gives Punjab govt last chance to file reply

LAHORE - The Lahore High Court chief justice on Monday observed that the Punjab government was using delaying tactics as far as holding of local bodies’ elections is concerned.LHC Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial issued these remarks during the proceedings on a petition against inordinate delay ...

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September 02, 2013

Putin sees chance to turn tables on Obama at G20

Timothy Heritage Less than three months after Vladimir Putin was cast as a pariah over Syria at the last big meeting of world leaders, the Russian president has glimpsed a chance to turn the tables on Barack Obama.The US president’s dilemma over a military response to an alleged poison gas ...

Russia stalls Syria action resolution at UNSC

UNITED NATIONS - IFTIKHAR ALI/AGENCIES - With the US and its allies gearing up for a probable military strike against Syria as punishment for last week's chemical weapons attacks, a British-proposed resolution was stalled by Russia on Wednesday.The five permanent members of the UN Security Council ...

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August 19, 2013

Starc vying for chance to cement place

LONDON - Mitchell Starc is due to play in the final Ashes Test at The Oval. That is based not on confirmation from the selectors, just the prevailing trend. Since the start of the tour of India earlier this year, Starc has alternated: in for Chennai, out for Hyderabad, in for Mohali, out for Delhi, ...

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July 06, 2013

Doha talks: giving peace a chance?

The opening of the Taliban office in Doha has commenced a new chapter in the debate on the future of Afghanistan. In 12 years of conflict since the toppling of the Taliban government, many backdoor channels have been used for a breakthrough. The road to Qatar is the result of such efforts that took ...

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June 03, 2013

‘One-day tournament gives Pakistan a chance’

DUBAI- Former Pakistan skipper Mushtaq Mohammad believes Pakistan’s ageing team can still excel in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy that starts in England and Wales this week.“Pakistan stand as good a chance as any other team because Pakistan have been playing ...