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Tevez says I want to win everything

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Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has his heart set on winning an unprecedented Quadruple with the Red Devils.

The first leg of what would be an historic achievement for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men comes this Sunday when they play Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup final.

United are also leading the Barclays Premier League, fighting hard in the last-16 of the Champions League and are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Not surprisingly the Argentina international is eager to win as much as he possibly can.

“The best part of the season is coming up,” said Tevez of United’s trophy hunt.

“We’re in the last 16 of the Champions League, we are top of the league and we’re in the Carling Cup final.

“We want to win everything, that’s what the fans are demanding and we will try to win on all fronts.

“Let’s hope we can do that.”

Tevez is nearing the end of a two-year loan deal at Old Trafford with United having to negotiate a transfer fee and personal terms if they wish to keep him beyond the summer.

The pocket dynamo starred for United last season, but following the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford, Tevez has subsequently found himself relegated to the bench far more often than he would like.

Even so, he is determined to give his all to the United cause.

“My personal goal is to play as many minutes on the pitch and score as often as I can for the team,” he added.

February 27, 2009 Posted by | football | , , , , , | 1 Comment

No salary hike next year, job cuts possible: TCS

As part of cost cutting measures to tackle global economic downturn, IT major TCS on Thursday said job cuts are possible and also ruled out salary hikes next year. TCS managing director S Ramadorai said “there would be no hike in salaries in the forthcoming year” and added that “job cuts are possible if the situation worsens”. Adding further that TCS has frozen “lateral intake” he said the company is reviewing variable pay component on employee salaries. The variable pay component of TCS employees differs between 22 per cent and 35 per cent of his/her gross salary, depending on employee rank, he said. Variable pay represents eight percent of the total revenue of TCS, whose headcount is 1.3 lakh. Ramadorai said the company is also looking into all aspects of cost reduction, including capex and infrastructure.

February 27, 2009 Posted by | news | , , , , | Leave a comment

Martin Luther King III offers talks to terrorists

Martin Luther King III, son of legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior, believes in initiating dialogue with terrorists.

Speaking to mediapersons at the American Center in the city on Thursday, King III said: “We should even speak to a terrorist who has also a son or a daughter. We should open dialogue with them. That is the way we can tackle terrorism.”‘

King III, who is on the last leg of his 14-day visit to India to commemorate 50 years of his father’s visit to the country in 1959, said non-violence is the key to solutions of all conflicts. “It may be the terror at Mumbai, or the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians or the one at Sudan. I believe non-violence as a philosophy can succeed in solving all these conflicts,” said King who is the founder of Realising the Dream, an NGO that aims at promoting peace and harmony across the world as well as alleviating poverty.

Earlier in the day, King paid a visit to Mother House and offered floral tributes. Later King attended a lunch hosted by Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Those who attended the lunch included former chief minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Congress Legislature Party leader Manas Bhuniya, Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee, artiste Shaoli Mitra, CPM state committee member Aveek Dutta and others.

The Governor presented books on Mahatma Gandhi to King. Later, he took him to Gandhi Memorial Bhavan at Beliaghata where Mahatma Gandhi stayed for almost one month during the 1947 partition.

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