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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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New BBC director general Tony Hall says 'firm can overcome crisis'

Friday - Nov 23, 2012, 02:37pm (GMT+5.5)
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London - New director general of the BBC Tony Hall has expressed confidence that the corporation can get through a 'really tough few weeks'.

Lord Hall, chief executive of the Royal Opera House and the BBC's former director of news, also said he cared passionately about the organisation.

"It takes a lot to drag me away from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, a place I love hugely. Speaking at a news conference at the BBC's headquarters in central London," Lord Hall said.

"The reason I'm standing before you today is because I care passionately about the BBC, about what it can do, its programme makers and the impact we have in all sorts of different ways.

"It's one of those extraordinary organisations which is an absolutely essential part of the UK, of Britain, of who we are, but also has this incredible impact around the world too," he added.

According to the BBC, Lord Hall, 61, is due to take over the role, currently occupied by acting director general Tim Davie, in early March, on a salary of 450,000 pounds a year.

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten said Lord Hall was 'the right person to lead the BBC out of its current crisis' and the 'out-and-out outstanding candidate'.

Lord Hall joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1973 and during his 28-year career at the corporation oversaw the launch of Radio 5 live, the BBC News Channel, the BBC News website and BBC Parliament,


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