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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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World's oldest sea-going boat to sail again

Wednesday - Mar 07, 2012, 11:27am (GMT+5.5)
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London -  The world's oldest sea-going boat, the Dover Bronze Age Boat is to sail again 3,500 years after it crossed the English Channel, the Daily Mail reported.

The project, "Boat 1550 BC" aims to rebuild the boat, which had lain hidden under the centre of Dover, a town and major ferry port in the county of Kent, for 3,500 years until it was  rediscovered in 1992 during the construction of an underpass.

The oak-built boat sailed across the Channel at a time when Stonehenge was still in use, and before Tutankhamun became ruler of Egypt.

The project aims to understand how people were able to cross the Channel in 1,550 BC, using ancient boat-building techniques and Bronze Age tools to construct a half-size replica boat.

The boat will be launched in the sea when it is completed in two and a half years time, and will be part of a touring exhibition which will visit France, Belgium and Britain to mark the 20th  anniversary of the boat's discovery, the Mail said Tuesday.


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