Begich discusses economic future

...to demonstrate the trickle-down effect it has on the community.The fastest growing middle class markets are people from India, China and Brazil, he said, and those countries are being targeted to promote tourism in the U.S."We love foreign travelers...

Million Dollar Arm

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, this sports drama from director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Thomas McCarthy follows the journey of an aging American sports agent (Jon Hamm) who attempts to save his failing business by traveling to India and recruiting a cricket pitcher to play in the Major Leagues. Fearing that the recruitment agency he owns with partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) is about to go bust, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) has a flash of inspiration while watching a game of Indian cricket on television: Why search for the next pitching sensation in America, where everyone else is looking, when you can find one in India? Convinced that he's onto something big, J.B. travels to Mumbai with a sharp-eyed veteran scout (Alan Arkin) and announces a nationwide contest to find India's best bowler (the pitcher in cricket). Dubbed the "Million Dollar Arm" competition, it quickly draws in 40,000 hopeful athletes in search of their big break. When 18-year-old finalists Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) come out on top, J.B. arranges for them to train under famed pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) until they're ready to join the big leagues. Although at first the two talented pitchers experience a serious case of culture shock, in time they begin to adjust to American customs, and their growing relationship with J.B. takes on a familial tone, offering the self-absorbed agent an important life lesson in the power of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fairbanks unicyclist completes 100-mile race

...most of his training - and learning - in India, which is about as far away from winter...five-mile race."That's where his trip to India came in."I usually take a vacation in...interested in philosophy, and I figured India would be a better place to learn how to...

No Gurlz Allowed

...of religious tenets and tracts, and by violence and warfare.The prevailing situation for many women and girls in China, India, the Middle East, and some African countries is well-known: female circumcision, child marriage, dowry deaths, "honor...

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Missing Malaysian flight hijacked, government says

...one from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean. The northern route might theoretically have taken the plane through China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan - which hosts U.S. military bases - and Central Asia, and it is unclear how it might have gone...

Lowry: John Kerry's phony climate war

...everything he says, he is powerless to do anything about it. Our carbon emissions are essentially flat, while those of China and India are growing at a rapid pace. Those countries aren't going to hinder their economic development - which has done so much to...

On Keystone, action can wait

...accounts for less than six of the 35 gigatons of carbon emissions worldwide, and our emissions growth has been flat, while India and China have been growing at a double-digit rate. We could end all our emissions tomorrow and the rest of the globe would...


...Showing 2 of 11previous : moreBC-AS--India-Tiger Threat,2nd Ld-Writethru/899Eds: Links photos. With AP Photos.India scrambles to save tigers from deadly virus...AP Environment WriterNEW DELHI (AP) - India is scrambling to protect its beleaguered...

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Kenai River Rotarian returns from India

...returned from an experience of a lifetime in India. Larson, a Kenai River Rotarian joined the Rotary Dream Team India 2010 led by Rotarian Elias Thomas of Maine...National Immunization Days (NIDs) in India. "I always wanted to be part of Rotary...


...triumph of good over evil.People across India also handed out sweets, exchanged greetings...night at a dozen locations in New Delhi, India's capital.S.K. Tyagi, a senior...mainly to the use of less noisy fireworks.India's economic downturn appears to have impacted...



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