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Pakistan Hydropower Projects in Pakistan

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France has granted Euro 61 million (Rs. 8.5 Billion) funding for two hydropower projects in Pakistan. The two projects were Mohmand hydropower project (740 MW) located in Mohmand agency, KPK and harpo hydropower project (35 mw) in the Gilgit-Baltistan,

akistan currently generates about 14,000 MW of power, but demand is 18,000 MW, surging to 20,000 MW in summer months when many people use air conditioners. The government aims to add 13,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid system through a series of hydro projects ranging in size from 10 to 1,000 MW, according to officials in the federal water and power ministry. This will represent a nearly eightfold increase in hydro capacity. In January 2013, Prime Minister N aw a z S h a r i f ' s g o v e r n m e n t announced and initiated a multibillion dollar programme for five hydropower projects totalling nearly

5,800 MW in northern Pakistan. The projects are slated to be built with financial and technical support from Austria, China and Germany, as well as the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and USAID. The Export Import Bank of China has already released $17 million, the first instalment of a $448 million loan, for the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project, on the Neelum river in Muzaffarabad, about 125 kilometres (80 miles) northwest of Islamabad, Pakistan's capital. Further instalments will be provided over the next two years. The project is due to be completed by December 2016. Hydropower currently provides 6


almost 11 percent of Pakistan's energy mix. Fossil fuels such as natural gas, oil and coal account for 88 percent. Pervaiz Rashid, a government spokesperson, said that increasing the contribution of hydropower, which is clean, renewable and cheaper than other sources, is at the centre of the government's energy policy. “We understand that power produced from oil and coal is environmentally unsustainable and costlier for consumers, health damages aside,” he said. The deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of Pakistan, Ahsan Iqbal, said that the country's enormous hydroelectric potential, estimated at 100,000 MW, has never been properly put to use. According to Iqbal, the reasons have included a lack of interest on the part of previous governments, shortages of funds, and a reluctance of foreign investors to put money in a country plagued by security problems and administrative inefficiencies. Officials are hopeful that promised funding from other governments and international lending agencies will now allow plans that had not progressed beyond feasibility studies to be swiftly implemented. The French Development Agency (AFD) and Germany's Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will give 50 million euros and 20 million euros

respectively towards the 35 MW Harpo hydropower project in Skardu district in Gilgit-Baltistan province, said Ali Raza Bhutta, joint secretary of the Federal Economic Affairs Division. The total cost of the project is 90 million euros. The German Development Bank is part of a joint venture led by a Chinese firm for the 122 MW Keyal Khwar Hydropower (KKH) project, slated to be operational in four years. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has said it will release 100 million euros by the end of March towards construction of the plant, which lies on a tributary of the Indus River in Dasu district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, in the country's northwest. Gilgit-Baltistan province's chief minister, Syed Mehdi Shah, has approved proposals for an additional 16 small hydropower projects to be built in the next four years at a cost of $122.5 million, said Abid Sher Ali, federal water and power minister. In early February, Pakistan's Federal Central Development Working Party approved a major project, the 4,300 MW Dasu run-of-river plant, which is to be built partly with a $700 million loan from the World Bank. “Although recently Pakistan has succeeded in exploring some sources of funding to tap the country's vast hydropower potential, it is further exploring more funding channels to increase hydropower production as high as 40,000 WM by 2030,” Abid Sher Ali added. 7


Hazrat Abu bakr Siddiq (RA)

Abu Bakr was of a contemplative bent of mind. He often expressed his thoughts in words that were conspicuous because of their wisdom. A number of his sayings have come down to us, and these show the depth and dimension of his thought and philosophy. Here are some of the sayings of Abu Bakr that have assumed the character of a proverb.

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1) Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you. There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility. 2) Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity. Be good to others, that will protect you against evil. If you expect the blessings of God, be good to His people. Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed 3) When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek. When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God. If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice. He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith. 4) The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty. 5) Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God

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Technology

PHYSICIANS DETECT CANCER DISEASES AT EARLY STAGES

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n engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has developed an inexpensive, endoscopic microscope capable of producing high-resolution, subcellular images of tissue in real time. The fiberoptic device, which is portable, re-usable and easily packaged with c o n v e n t i o n a l endoscopes, will help clinicians detect and diagnose early-stage disease, primarily cancer. An endoscopic microscope is a tool or technique that obtains histological images from inside the human body in real-time. Some clinicians consider it an optical

biopsy. The system, developed by Timothy Muldoon, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, also serves as an intraoperative monitoring device by providing a "preview of biopsy" -that is, helping clinicians target ideal locations on lesions prior to and during surgical biopsies -and by capturing highresolution images of tumor margins in real time. The latter will help surgeons know whether they have totally removed a tumor. "My dream is to disseminate this technology to a broad scope of medical facilities

-- hospitals and various clinics, of course, but also to take it into underserved and rural, even remote, areas," Muldoon said. "Its compactness and portability will allow us to do this." Muldoon's microscope is built from a single fiber optic bundle that includes thousands of flexible, small-caliber fibers. This bundle is roughly 1 milli-meter in diameter and could be inserted into the biopsy channel of a standard endoscope. The system requires a topical contrast agent to facilitate fluorescent imaging. It can produce 10


images at sub-cellular resolution, which allows clinicians to see the early stages of cell deformations that could lead to pre-cancerous conditions. The probe can be sterilized and reused. The entire system, which fits into a conventional-sized briefcase, costs approximately $2,500. Muldoon, who holds both a medical degree and a doctorate in biomedical engineering, designed and tested a prototype of the system while working at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Studies there focused on

various conditions leading to esophageal c a n c e r. H i s w o r k provided high-resolution images of cell structure a n d m o r p h o l o g y, specifically nuclear-tocytoplasmic ratio, a critical indicator of cell behavior leading up to a pre-cancerous condition. Results obtained from the endoscopic microscope were confirmed by standard histopathological examination of biopsied tissue. T h e c u r re n t s t u d y focuses on colorectal cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide . Muldoon is collaborating

with a surgeon and clinical pathologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to test how well the device captures images of tissue on the interior walls of the lower gastrointestinal tract. As Muldoon did with the esophageal study, he and the UAMS researchers will correlate the images to histopathology slides of the same tissue. Muldoon said this technology would also be useful in monitoring treatments for breast cancer, inflammation and other conditions

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Astrology Predictions, May 2014

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w May 2014 will mainly be focused on relationships. It will highlight, acutely and sometimes unexpectedly, couple relationships, but also collaborations, associations or friendships. Venus, located in Aries, will form a conjunction with Uranus and an opposition with Mars. Mars will resume its straight movement in the sign of couples and relationships. The Sun-Saturn opposition will make reconciliation difficult. Therefore, in May 2014 relationships will tend to start and end rapidly, unexpectedly, in unusual conditions, for unusual reasons.The rate of love at first sight will increase, but also of sudden break-ups. New alliances you wouldn't have thought of will be created, or old ones will break with no

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COVER STORY BY EMAL PHOTOGRAPHER: SAMUEL KLEINGRIES MODEL: NICOLETA SERGHEI Cinematography concept is that helps to create the photo, The idea was to imagine the photo protagonist, the personality, the MUAH and cloths are telling us information about the story. At the same time the use of skin color which is a complementary color of the background light to add protagonist to the model and her skin, while playing with two ideas results creating a beauty of pohot with a story behind with colors. A Rusian profesional model, Nicoleta Serghei. In the High beauty book we look for a cinematographic impact where the most important element is the skin or the make up.

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Travel & Tourism

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arrived at Anchorage, Alaska, late at night on Saturday, and took a taxi to an Anchorage hotel. The following morning we took a bus to Seward, Alaska, to board the cruise ship Zaadam for an Inside passage cruise to Vancouver, B.C. The bus stopped at several sightseeing spots along the highway to Seward designed to time the bus arrival with the ship's scheduled boarding time. One stop was at the Alaska Wildlife Conser vation Centre. While walking around the centre, we saw many animals including moose, elk, caribou, musk oxen, a porcupine, black bears, brown bears, Sitka black tailed deer, wood bison, and a lynx. We arrived at Seward at about 1:00 PM on May 19th and boarded the Zaandam. We had a cabin toward the bow of the ship with a large window that faced the promenade deck and was very near to the passenger lifts to the other deck levels. The ship departed Seward that evening and began sailing in a southeast

direction. After the information and mandatory safety briefings, we settled in for our cruise to Vancouver. Since we had requested open seating, we had the freedom to dine in different restaurants at times of our choosing and to sit with many different people – a great w ay t o m a ke n ew acquaintances. We spent our day at sea and arrived at Glacier Bay during the morning. Several USA National Park rangers boarded the ship and we spent the day cruising in Glacier Bay National Park. While in Glacier Bay, we stopped in front of the Margerie Glacier and turned around in front of the Grand Pacific Glacier adjacent to the border with Canada. After dropping off the park rangers, we sailed during the night up the Lynn Canal arriving at Haines, Alaska, on the morning. We disembarked at Haines and visited Fort Seward, the Sheldon

Museum and Cultural Centre, and the American Bald Eagle Foundation. The American Bald Eagle Foundation has two Bald Eagles that are fed two times a day with visitor viewing and several other birds as well as a wonderful display of preserved wildlife that included fish, mammals, and birds common to Alaska. We re-boarded the ship

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and began cruising onwards to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, arriving at Juneau on the morning o f M ay, 2 3 rd . A f t e r disembarking from the ship, we rode the Mount Robert's tramway to the top of Mount Roberts where we hoped to hike a couple of trails.We soon found that the trails were closed due to late winter snowfalls. The complex at the top of the tramway had a beautiful female bald eagle, shops, a theatre, and a restaurant. We saw a wonderful performance by the Alaska String Band, a family of Alaskan musicians. After descending back to Juneau on the tramway, we walked around Juneau city admiring the architecture, the four storey totem pole, and the State Capital Building. We also visited the library where we used the library Wi-Fi to catch up on our e-mails. The ship departed Juneau that evening and we arrived at Ketchikan during the morning. We disembarked from the ship and caught a complimentary shuttle bus to the Totem Heritage Centre which houses a marvellous collection of 19th century totem poles and other carvings retrieved during the 1970s from abandoned Tlingit Indian villages.The Indians moved 36


to Ketchikan at the beginning of the 20th century in order to be near schools, churches, and the canneries, mines, and sawmills that offered employment. We then returned to downtown Ketchikan and walked along historic Creek Street which I found to be a very photographic area. We visited Dolly's House, the home of Dolly Arthur who was Ketchikan's most famous madam in the heyday of C r e e k S t r e e t . We continued touring downtown Ketchikan and visited the Tongass Historical museum before attending the Great Alaskan Lumberjack show. We departed Ketchikan during the evening and continued cruising toward the Inside Passage and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We cruised through the Inside Passage and arrived at Vancouver on Sunday morning. After disembarking from

the ship and clearing Canada Customs on Sunday morning, we boarded the Quick Shuttle bus to Bellingham, Washington. After clearing USA

Customs at the border we a rr i ve d a t t h e Bellingham Airport where we took another bus to Anacortes, Washington, and took a ferry to Orcas Island to

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visit with friends. Although it rained nearly every day that we were at Orcas Island, we had a wonderful visit with our friends until we departed to continue our journey to visit with friends at Federal Way, Washington. During our visit at Federal way, we w e n t t o Ta c o m a , Washington, on Friday night, to see the Tacoma Glass Museum at night. The Bridge of Glass was magnificent to view at night as were the other outdoor displays at the museum. After another wonderful visit with friends, we flew home to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. 38


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Beauty Duty

TIPS & FOR A L LAST MANI & PED

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ith spring finally here, we're ready to break out our fresh manicures and pedicures, but is there anything more frustrating than investing an afternoon at the salon only to chip your nails the very next day? Keep your fingers and toes looking glamorous as long as possible with these expert tricks.

on't Soak Your Nails Before Polishing: Soaking expands the nail plate, and it will contract back to normal size after it dries. But if you apply polish before it contracts, the polish won't adhere correctly, says Nailtini celebrity manicurist Elsbeth Schuetz. For the same reason, you shouldn't use soap or lotion on nails just before polishing. And make sure your nail technician (or you, if you do your own nails), wipes the nails clean with pure acetone just before polishing to completely prime the surface and remove all oils, dust, and residue that can affect adhesion.

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Use gloves while gardening and doing dishes to help protect your polish from chipping and lifting. "Gloves will also help protect your cuticles from drying out due to soil and moisture," says Crystal Richards, spa expert from the Palm Beach, Florida.

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Apply a Topcoat After You Leave the Salon "To extend the life of a manicure, I advise applying a coat of high-gloss topcoat, over your existing nail polish three days after getting a manicure," says Jin Soon Choi, manicurist in New York City. And don't forget to touch up the tips of nails, too—this will extend the life of your mani or pedi.

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Lady Gaga Uses Tape to Remove Eye Makeup Try it—with caution. "Glitter can be especially hard to remove, so tape does the trick," says a New York City based makeup artist "Fabric tape will be the most gentle on your skin." But if your skin is super sensitive or prone to redness, avoid this option and stick with makeup remover.

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Apply Cuticle Oil Every Night: This also helps keep your cuticles from drying out. "Applying cuticle oil prevents hangnails and dry cuticles, which can cause polish to peel and chip," says Richards.

"Wearing flip-flops regularly contributes to dry and dirty feet, which can ruin a pedi within a week," says Candice Betz, spa expert from Texas. She says the secret to achieving a long-lasting pedicure is to apply moisturizer daily. Apply moisturizer after a shower or soak to provide instant hydration and protection from daily assault. The best way to moisturize your feet is with a bit of warmed lotion. "It takes an extra minute to prepare, yes, but it's so worth the effort," says Betz. Put about five pumps' worth of lotion (or roughly three tablespoons of body butter or cream) in a microwaveable glass container, then cover and microwave for five to 10 seconds. Work quickly, as it cools down right away, and enjoy the indulgent feeling of warm cream against your skin.

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Food

HYDERABADI DAHI BARY 20 Minutes 2-4 People

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Tendy Trends

SUMMER

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BRIGHT WOMEN’S CLOTHES

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ow about wearing summer 2014 bright women's clothes? Today I want to bring you a sweet women's apparel collection.You are about to experience black and white patterns, floral print contrasts and splendid, relaxed silhouettes in pale green and salmon red colors. The shown clothes can be worn at work, in the streets and cocktail parties. The overall vibe is vibrant, girlish and sweet. ow about wearing summer 2014 bright women's clothes? Today I want to bring you a sweet women's apparel collection.You are

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That's a sweet salmon red dress styled with a floral tote bag.

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A wrapped striped dress and a striped twin-set worn with silk black trousers.

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That's a perfect beach wear.

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A nylon bomber jacket worn with white and black skirt with asymmetric zip closure.

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That's an urban streetwear look: a green loose-fit half sleeve top worn with white shorts and a statement necklace.

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Striped floral cardigan styled with polka dot top and white pants.

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How about wearing a pleated ensemble for the beach.

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Another office appropriate dress in green color.

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AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 The sequel to the rebooted Spiderman trilogy that began with Sam Raimi's trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire as Spiderman. We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite l i ke sw i n g i n g b e t we e n skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. 64


The previous big screen Godzilla endeavor was from Columbia Pictures in 1998, and did mediocre business at the movie box office. That film starred Matthew Broderick and was directed by Roland Emmerich. Warner Bros. is betting a lot on the director of the Godzilla reboot. Gareth Edwards has never made a Hollywood movie before. His only big screen credit to date is the hardly seen, box office bomb Monsters, which was practically a direct-to-DVD release in 2010.

GODZILLA

The Shawshank Redemption director and The Walking Dead creator, Frank Darabont, was hired on January 4, 2013 to pen the final rewrite for the Godzilla reboot, which hits theaters Summer 2014. 65


In the movie APP Anna lives with her best friend Sophie, and balances psychology classes with supporting her brother and his recovery following a traumatic motorcycle accident. She's never far from her cellphone, and after a night of partying in the dorms,Anna wakes up groggy and hungover only to find that a new app has been inexplicably added to it. Initially helpful and clever, IRIS soon begins behaving mysteriously, answering personal questions it shouldn't know the answers to, and sending inappropriate images to her contacts.When it becomes clear she can't simply delete the unwanted, evil app, Anna's efforts to confront it will set in motion a fearful series of events that will put her life, and that of her roommate and her fragile brother, in fatal danger. 66


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The Dusk is another upcoming Pakistani urdu drama feature film written and produced by Wajahat Kazmi and directed by Z Shan Kazmi. The official theatrical trailer of the movie is out but there is no news on the releasing date yet. The whole movie revolves around a newly married couple Ali & Fatima. Ali is mysteriously kidnapped on the 5th day of their marriage. Neither do the kidnappers demand ransom nor do they contact back. Now, the life of this couple is controlled by panic and fear. 68


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KOYELAANCHAL Produced & Directed By: Ashuu Trikha

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oyelaanchal (coal belt of India) brings to light the explosive story of the people who have kept our precious fuel station at ransom for centuries. Calling these people coal mafia would be an understatement. Koyelaanchal unveils itself through Saryu Bhan Singh (Vinod Khanna), an ex-owner turned Mafioso of the region, who through his sheer brutality & blatant defiance of law of the land, forces the people and the authorities to acknowledge him as their 'maalik'. This head honcho, Saryu Bhan Singh, of this gangland in total cahoots with the local administration & crony politicos eventually turns this 70


treasure of our land into a social, economical & environmental disaster. Things get a bit difficult to handle for Saryu Bhan Singh when an upright District Collector Nisheeth Kumar (Suniel Shetty) takes charge of the region and starts asking him questions that no one dared ask him before.. But the mission don't-kill-just-scarehim goes horribly wrong when Karua ends up fatally injuring Nisheeth's wife. What happens hereafter tells a thrilling & heart-rending story of how the real power doesn't always flow through the barrels of guns but through the tender touches of a child, love of a mother & heartfelt prayers.

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THE XPOSE

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Produced By: Vipin Reshammiya

he Xpose is 2014 Upcoming Bollywood film, Himesh Reshammiya will play lead role and Yo yo honey Singh will play Negative Role, film is set in 1960's, and will also introduce two female leads also.

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Sports Manchester United Refuse to Deny Reports of Deal for Louis Van Gaal

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anchester United have refused to deny a report that Louis van Gaal will be the club's next permanent manager.

anchester United have refused to deny a report that Louis van Gaal will be the club's next permanent manager. According to De Telegraaf, a leading Dutch newspaper, a deal has been agreed in principle with the Holland coach for him to take over United once the national side are eliminated from the World Cup. 74


Reacting to the story on Saturday morning, United said: "There is nothing to report. We have not signed a new manager. When we have something to report, we will announce it." This statement from the club was notable for the absence of a denial that the report was true in essence, that Van Gaal would become the next manager. S i r A l e x Fe r g u s o n , meanwhile, believes Ryan Giggs should become the next permanent United manager despite the club viewing the 40-year-old

as lacking the requisite experience to become David Moyes's long-term successor. "I think that he [Giggs] is the one man they should go to, really," Ferguson said at a fundraising dinner in Manchester this week. "He's got 20-odd years of experience at Manchester United. I signed him as a kid at 13 years of age. He's gone through the gamut of emotions at the club – he's experienced all the highs and lows. He knows exactly what's needed to be a Manchester United player and I was so

pleased he brought Paul Scholes back in, and Nicky Butt of course – two great professionals. They understand the club, they are hard workers, they are straight as a die. So you have got the right combinations there , there's no doubt about that." Giggs stated at his media briefing before Saturday's visit of Norwich City to Old Trafford that he and Ferguson have ongoing contact. "He was the first person I picked the phone up to," the 40year-old said.

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