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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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Obama’s speechwriter eyeing career in Hollywood

Wednesday - Feb 06, 2013, 02:46pm (GMT+5.5)
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Washington - President Barack Obama’s chief speech writer, who helped write nearly every major address since the Democrat became a senator in 2005, is potentially eyeing a new career in Hollywood.

According to the LA Times, [Jon] Favreau plans to stay in Washington for a while, but he has often told friends that he wants to pursue screenwriting, as Obama’s former speechwriter Jon Lovett, the co-creator of the new comedy ‘1600 Penn’, did.

Obama advisor David Plouffe said that Favreau’s time in the White House should serve him well, Politico reports.

He added that Favreau can write comedy, history, drama, suspense, and he’s got the whole range’.

Speechwriter Cody Keenan will take over the lead role at the White House.

As the Times notes, Keenan is known for handling tragedies and heartbreak, the report said.

He was the lead writer of the president’s remarks following the mass shooting in Tucson that left six dead and at least a dozen wounded, including former Republican Gabby Giffords, it added.





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