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Nike’s ‘Just do it’ slogan inspired by convicted killer’s last words

The man behind one of the most well-known brand taglines, Nike’s “Just Do It”, has revealed that the slogan was actually inspired by the last words of an infamous murderer. Advertising executive Dan Wieden, who came up with the slogan three decades ago, ‘confessed’ in an interview that it was inspired by Gary Gilmore, an American man awarded the death penalty in 1977 ...

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Arjit and Ankit are good but not good enough to replace me: Atif Aslam

Our favourite rock star Atif Aslam is all to make a comeback in Bollywood after fans feared the Aadat singer was replaced by younger rivals. Over the past couple of years musicians Arjit Singh and Ankit Tiwari — who rose to fame after hits like Tum hee ho and Sun raha hai na tu in Aashiqui 2 – seem to have taken ...

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Islamic State plotting attacks using chlorine gas on UK commuters: report

A top expert in chemical warfare warned that the Islamic State (IS) militants could be plotting attacks using chlorine gas on commuters in UK.   Retired head of chemical and biological weapons for the British Army and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said that such an attack is “highly likely”. During the First World War, thousands of ...

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Novelist Kenize Mourad: At home in the world

The daughter of an Indian rajah and a Turkish princess, Kenize Mourad describes herself as a journalist and an author who wishes to portray the ‘good’ side of the East to those in the West. Brought up in France, Mourad has roots in three different cultures and frequently visits Pakistan as well. On one of her recent visits to Karachi ...

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Maheen Taseer’s labour of love

LAHORE:  The city’s newest designer on the block, Maheen Ghani Taseer, always had a penchant for designing but it was only recently that she decided to bring it to fruition with the launch of her label MGT. For Maheen, her passion for fashion and styling go back to when she was just a child. The Express Tribune talks to the ...

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Seven children killed in New York house blaze

NEW YORK: A house fire in Brooklyn, New York, killed seven children, possibly all related, early Saturday, police said.  The victims are between the ages of five and 14 and were not immediately identified, but police told AFP “it’s very possible” they all belonged to the same family. Two surviving female victims, aged 45 and 15, were in hospital after a ...

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Leverkusen shock ten-man Atletico as Calhanoglu strikes

LEVERKUSEN: Bayer Leverkusen have one foot in the Champions League’s quarter-finals following their shock 1-0 home win over last season’s finalists Atletico Madrid, who finished with ten men on Wednesday. Hakan Calhanoglu’s superb second-half goal in the last 16, first-leg clash means Leverkusen take a slender advantage to Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium for the return leg on March 17. “I think ...

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Ireland break UAE hearts in nail-biting win

BRISBANE:  Ireland held their nerve to beat the UAE by two wickets with just four balls to spare at Brisbane’s Gabba Ground on Wednesday as they moved a step closer to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Set 279 for victory after Shaiman Anwar scored the UAE’s first World Cup hundred, Ireland were faltering at 97-4 and 171-5 in the ...

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Ireland break UAE hearts in nail-biting win

BRISBANE:  Ireland held their nerve to beat the UAE by two wickets with just four balls to spare at Brisbane’s Gabba Ground on Wednesday as they moved a step closer to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Set 279 for victory after Shaiman Anwar scored the UAE’s first World Cup hundred, Ireland were faltering at 97-4 and 171-5 in the ...

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Corporate results: Jubliee Life Insurance rakes in Rs1.3 billion

KARACHI:  The after-tax profit of Jubilee Life Insurance for 2014 rose to Rs1.3 billion, which is 44.6% higher than its earnings in 2013, according to a notice sent to the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Wednesday. The company’s earnings per share increased to Rs18.8 from Rs13 recorded in 2013. Jubilee Life also declared a final cash dividend of Rs7 per ...

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