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Issue 1 - July 19 2011 - Tuesday

Local News : Latest Cinema 3D and Pentouch TV unveiled A CEREMONY was held last night by LG to mark the launch of its latest next generation Cinema 3D television in Bahrain. The event, at the InterContinental Regency Bahrain, was attended by LG Electronics Gulf president H S Paik, Bahrain dealers AJM Kooheji, officials, media representatives and other guests. Mr Paik said the new television used revolutionary technology to dramatically improve the 3D viewing experience. "This will improve the quality of home entertainment with a more comfortable and enjoyable experience," Mr Paik added. "The Cinema 3D TV range has already been certified by some of the world's foremost technology testing companies, as flicker-free with less cross talk." Mr Paik also unveiled the company's Pentouch TV that features a touch screen allowing users to interact with content directly on the TV using a pen. "This has all the advantages of computers and the Internet, and will be popular with families and businesses for its work and educational applications," he said.

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Works Minister inspects sanitation pumping units WORKS Minister Essam Khalaf yesterday visited two sanitation pumping stations in Janabiya and Buri. He was accompanied by technical services assistant under-secretary Ahmed Al Khayyat, sanitary engineering operation and maintenance director Ebrahim Al Hawaj, building maintenance director Murtada Al Jahrami, public relations and media director Fahad Buallay and ministry engineers. Phase one of the Buri pumping station project consisted of a tanker with a 4,000 cubic metres capacity and a pumping station made of four pumps to supply water to agricultural lands belonging to the government. Another tanker with 4,000 cubic metres capacity was later added as part of phase two of the project, said officials. The purpose was to supply 20,715 cubic metres capacity tanker located in Hamad Town, thus pumping water to areas such as Sadad, Zallaq, Malkiya, Demistan and five other tankers belonging to the municipality, they added. The Janabiya pumping station consists of an 8,300 cubic metres capacity tanker and a pumping station with five pumps with a capacity of 525 cubic metres per hour, supplying 77 farms.

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World news SECOND UK OFFICER QUITS IN ROW

LONDON: Scotland Yard's assistant commissioner resigned yesterday, a day after his boss also quit, and fresh investigations of possible police wrongdoing were launched in the phone hacking scandal that has spread from Rupert Murdoch's media empire to the British prime minister's office. Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency session of Parliament on the scandal and cut short his visit to Africa to try to contain the widening crisis. Legislators will question Murdoch, his son James and Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Murdoch's UK newspaper arm today. In a further twist, a former News of the World reporter who helped blow the whistle on the scandal was found dead yesterday in his home, but it was not believed to be suspicious. The crisis has roiled the upper ranks of Britain's police, with yesterday's resignation of Assistant Commissioner John Yates Scotland Yard's top anti-terrorist officer - following that on Sunday of police chief Paul Stephenson over their links to Neil Wallis, an arrested former executive from News of the World whom police had employed as a media consultant.

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Sports news\ VENEZUELA IN COPA AMERICA S SEMIS

SAN JUAN, Argentina: Venezuela completed a weekend of Copa America shocks by reaching the semi-finals for their first time in their history with a gutsy 2-1 win over fancied Chile early yesterday morning. Oswaldo Vizcarrondo gave Venezuela a 34th-minute lead, nodding in after good work by Juan Arango, only for Humberto Suazo to level midway through the second half with his first competitive international goal since November 2009 /

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