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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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A 108-year-old vacuum cleaner retrieved from scrap yard

Saturday - Mar 03, 2012, 12:29pm (GMT+5.5)
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London - An aluminum vacuum cleaner made in 1904 was retrieved from a scrap yard and is still working, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

The American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner No.4 was made to help bring advances to the cleaning world.

And incredibly, the 108 years old Hoover was still working when nostalgic collector Harry Cox, 53, rescued it from a scrap yard during a clear-out at the family-owned paper mill where he works in Salford, Greater Manchester.

The vacuum even had its the original accessories, including wall brushes, floor tools, blowing nozzles, and upholstery tool intact.

Weighing a hefty 30 kg, nipping around the house for a quick spring clean with this industrial hoover would be a bit of a struggle, the newspaper added.


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