Holland America offers onboard spending money for Plan a Cruise Month

first_img Travelweek Group Share SEATTLE — In celebration of October’s National Plan a Cruise Month, which is organized by CLIA, Holland America Line has announced two new premium offers.The first offer includes onboard spending money for 2017-18 Caribbean cruise bookings, while the second is additional onboard spending money for all Explore 4 promotion bookings covering several cruise destinations in 2018 and 2019.“Plan a Cruise Month continues to be a very successful initiative that puts a spotlight on what is certainly the best vacation value and most enticing way to see the world,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “By creating extra booking incentives, we’re making October the best month to plan your first or next Holland America Line cruise.”The first offer includes the following:During the month, new bookings in an oceanview stateroom or higher for all of Holland America Line’s upcoming Caribbean cruises from October 2017 through March 2018 are eligible to receive up to US$300 in onboard spending money.“While a few islands in the Caribbean were impacted by recent storms, more than 40 ports are currently open and welcoming cruise guests right now, so we extended this offer to include our upcoming Caribbean season to focus positive attention on the region,” added Ashford.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The second offer includes the following:Travellers making a booking on select 2018 and 2019 cruises receive onboard spending money up to $400, depending on the length of the cruise and type of stateroom booked.This offer can be combined with the cruise line’s Explore 4 promotion that provides four added-value extras on select march 2018 through April 2019 cruises.The four offers include a Signature Beverage package valued at up to US$1,400 per stateroom, dinner for two at the Pinnacle Grill, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth bookings in the same stateroom, and 50% reduced deposits.Suite bookings also receive $200 onboard spending money per stateroom ($100 per person) in addition to the four offers and exclusive Plan a Cruise Month onboard spending money, making it possible to receive a total of up to $600 in onboard spending money. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Holland America offers onboard spending money for Plan a Cruise Month Tags: Holland America Line Friday, October 13, 2017 last_img read more

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first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — It seemed as if no one expected the Arizona Cardinals to select Rodney Gunter with their fourth-round pick last Saturday.Gunter included. “I didn’t know it at all, like, they gave me a call in the fourth round, before they called my name, and was like, ‘Rodney, hey, watch the TV, your name is getting called.’ I hit my knees and I started praying. It was so unreal, I passed out for like three minutes.” That’s the idea, and while the Cardinals are not the only team to take chances on players who did not play in power conferences, they’ve also made no secret about their appreciation for those kinds of talents. Take a look at their roster and you will see impact players from Pittsburg State, Hillsdale and Presbyterian. And in the 2015 draft, along with Gunter, the Cardinals took running back David Johnson from Northern Iowa and receiver J.J. Nelson from UAB. The Cardinals obviously think Gunter will be the next relatively unknown player to make his mark in the NFL, and going forward it will be up to him to prove them right. He said he’s ready to work to reach the level the Cardinals think he can. “I just want to contribute to the team,” he said of his expectations for this season. “I want to be a major contributor to the team. That’s all. Get some playing time on the field.” – / 8 Comments   Share   Chatting with the media shortly after being picked, Gunter raised some eyebrows when he said he “potentially could be the next J.J. Watt.”Watt, of course, is a three-time Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection who has been named the AP Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 2012 and again in 2014. The 11th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has collected a whopping 57 sacks in just four seasons as a pro.No one is expecting that kind of production from Gunter, and while he made sure to clarify that he did not say he will be the next Watt or anything like that, he would like to have similar game.The Cardinals certainly wouldn’t be opposed to him developing into that kind of player, and in a way, it seems like they expect him to. While not directly comparing him to any of the all-time greats, the names Michael Strahan (Texas Southern) and Leon Lett (Emporia State) have been brought up when talking about small-school players who went on to become stars in the NFL.They are part of the reason the Cardinals so bullish about Gunter and his future, regardless of his past. The organization’s confidence has since been transferred to the player.“They really convinced that no matter where you are, the conference you play in, if you’re a player, they’re going to find you,” Gunter said. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img It was very real, for both Gunter and the Cardinals, though he said upon waking up he absolutely thought it was all a dream.Arizona wanted the defensive lineman so much, the team traded picks in the sixth and seventh-rounds just to move up seven spots in order to select him. They feared others were ready to pull the trigger, a notion that was confirmed after the pick was made.“In this business enough people talk that occasionally you get enough intel that tells you where a guy is going to potentially go, and I had a little birdy tell me where he was going to go if we didn’t take him,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said. “And I got a call that confirmed that from the GM afterwards. I won’t name any names, but I was glad that we did what we did.”Gunter is receiving a considerable amount of hype, especially when you consider his draft slot as well as his body of work. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive lineman played just one year of high school football before attending Delaware State, where he was a second-team All-MEAC selection in 2014 after tallying seven sacks and 13 tackles for loss as a senior. The Cardinals have high hopes for the player they chose with the 116th overall selection, as head coach Bruce Arians says he can play all three defensive line positions. They’ll find a spot for him because, as Arians said, he is so explosive. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 80 Comments   Share   Top Stories “Carson Wentz did a heck of a job finding guys for touchdowns,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “We blitzed but couldn’t get home. When you leave defensive backs out there in that situation, you’ve got to get home.”The Cardinals trailed 24-7 when Agholor sped past Budda Baker to make an over-the-shoulder catch on third-and-19. He spun away from Baker and shoved him away to reach the end zone.Peterson flipped. He was shouting on the sideline and had to be calmed down by an assistant coach.“I was upset,” Peterson said. “I’m a passionate guy. I’m a leader on this defense, a captain on this team, and I just want to show my players how upset I was and hopefully it got through to them. It was a number of things that went on on that play that caused me to get upset, but we’ll keep that on the field.”Peterson helped limit Alshon Jeffery to three receptions for 31 yards, but Wentz picked apart the defense. He spread the ball around and tossed TD passes to four receivers.“He did a good job of checking the play into something that was good for them,” Peterson said. “He’s soon to be a top-tier quarterback.” The Eagles converted four times on third down on the first two TD drives and finished 9 of 14 in those situations.“We got ourselves into some winnable downs, but we weren’t able to convert and get off the field,” Peterson said.Wentz was only sacked once and the Cardinals couldn’t generate much pressure in their first game without linebacker Markus Golden. They sent extra rushers after Wentz, but he took advantage of mismatches.“They play a lot of man coverage, they like to press and we have playmakers on the edge who can get off man coverage and make plays,” Wentz said. – / 29 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz turned third downs into a passing clinic against the Arizona Cardinals.Six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson, 2015 Pro Bowl safety Tyrann Mathieu and the rest of Arizona’s secondary had a tough time against Philadelphia’s second-year quarterback.Wentz finished 21 of 30 for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-7 win on Sunday. Wentz completed 11 of 12 passes on third down for 225 yards and three TDs, including a 59-yard toss to Torrey Smith and a 72-yard connection to Nelson Agholor that left Peterson livid.last_img read more

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first_img The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room is prepared for Thursday’s planned testimony from Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) NEW YORK, N.Y. – The biggest broadcasters and cable news networks are clearing their daytime schedules Thursday for coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault when they were high school students in the 1980s.With the wall-to-wall coverage starting at 10 a.m. EDT, the hearing promises to be a national drama along the lines of Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearing in 1991, when Anita Hill testified that he had sexually harassed her.Kavanaugh has forcefully denied Ford’s accusations.“The stakes are very high,” said Christopher Isham, vice-president and Washington bureau chief at CBS News. Not only are the political implications huge, with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court at stake, the hearing is likely to continue the national conversation over treatment of women that has been taking place since the beginning of the #MeToo movement.Since it wasn’t certain when or even if the hearing would take place until a couple of days ago, it has meant for some furious last-minute planning to organize the television coverage.It will be the first time Ford has been seen in public since making her accusations. Kavanaugh appeared Monday on a Fox News Channel interview, itself an extremely unusual event for a Supreme Court nominee. That interview was seen by 3.6 million people, a fraction of the people who are likely to see him Thursday.Here are individual network plans:—ABC will follow the testimony live starting at 10 a.m., anchored by George Stephanopoulos in New York and David Muir from Capitol Hill, with analysts including Dan Abrams, Cokie Roberts and Sunny Hostin of “The View.”—CBS’ morning and evening newscasts will both originate from Washington. Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson and Jeff Glor will lead the network’s hearing coverage.—NBC’s coverage will be led by Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Megyn Kelly and Andrea Mitchell. The network’s coverage starts at 9:30 a.m.—PBS will offer coverage anchored by Judy Woodruff to its 355 member stations across the country. It’s up to each local station to decide whether it will air the hearing live.—CNN will have Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper anchoring coverage, with Dana Bash, John King, Gloria Borger, Nia-Malika Henderson, Joan Biskupic and Jeffrey Toobin.—Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will anchor, with Chris Wallace, Shannon Bream, Brit Hume and Andrew Napolitano contributing.—MSNBC’s coverage will be anchored by Brian Williams, with contributions from Stephanie Ruhle, Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson, Ali Velshi and Katy Tur.—C-SPAN will offer no-frills coverage on its C-SPAN3 channel.____For more coverage of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, visithttps://apnews.com/tag/Kavanaughnomination by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Sep 26, 2018 7:32 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 27, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Broadcasters, cable news clear schedules for Senate hearinglast_img read more

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first_img by Don Babwin, The Associated Press Posted Feb 15, 2019 7:38 am PDT Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack Chicago police say local media reports that allege the attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed.The reports surfaced late Thursday as detectives were questioning two “persons of interest” who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area of downtown Chicago where Smollett said he was attacked last month.The two men aren’t considered suspects but may have been in the area when Smollett says he was attacked, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said earlier Thursday. Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs before attacking him and putting a rope around his neck early on Jan. 29.Guglielmi said Thursday night that Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson contacted at least one Chicago news outlet to say investigators have no evidence to support their reporting. The spokesman added that Johnson said the “supposed CPD sources are uninformed and inaccurate.”Producers of the television drama also disputed media reports that Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon, was being written off the show, calling the idea “patently ridiculous.”“(Smollett) remains a core player on this very successful series and we continue to stand behind him,” 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment said in a statement late Thursday.Smollett, who is black and openly gay, told ABC News in an interview that aired Thursday morning that he believes the people of interest were the ones who attacked him.“I don’t have any doubt in my mind that that’s them,” he told the network. “Never did.”No arrests have been made in the case. Police said they have not found surveillance video that shows the attack, but that the investigation is ongoing .Smollett also told Robin Roberts of ABC News that people who question his narrative of the attack were “ridiculous” to think he would lie. Smollett has said he was attacked while out getting food at a Subway restaurant.“I’ve heard that it was a date gone bad, which I also resent that narrative,” he said. “I’m not gonna go out and get a tuna sandwich and a salad to meet somebody. That’s ridiculous. And it’s offensive.”The singer and actor said the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,” referencing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. Smollett said earlier reports from some outlets that his attackers were wearing “MAGA” hats were inaccurate.“I didn’t need to add anything like that,” he said. “I don’t need some MAGA hat as the cherry on top of some racist sundae.”Smollett said he didn’t want to call police at first, but that his friend and creative director, Frank Gatson, called on his behalf. Smollett said he didn’t remove a rope from around his neck before police arrived “because I wanted them to see.”He also said he didn’t initially want to give police his cellphone because the device contained private content and phone numbers.Smollett later gave detectives heavily redacted phone records that police have said are insufficient for a criminal investigation .___See AP’s complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case: https://www.apnews.com/JussieSmollettDon Babwin, The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgBy Poly PantelidesTHE first Maritime Cyprus conference in 1989 was called Cyprus, The Best Kept Secret and the title was fitting. But times have changed and following almost 15 years of promotion by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) around 800 people have registered for this month’s conference, most of whom will be bringing a team with them for parallel meetings. “The secret is out,” says CSC director general Thomas Kazakos.The shipping industry in Cyprus – covering the ownerships, management and charter of ships and shipping-related services – contributes at least 7.0 per cent to the country’s gross domestic product. Ship management comes to about 5.0 per cent and the remaining 2.0 per cent is a very conservative estimate: the government does not keep those statistics.The global debt crisis has of course impacted shipping but its international aspect also explains the sector’s resilience to Cyprus’ most immediate financial woes, which culminated in an eleventh hour international bailout in March. Cypriots have braced themselves for years of recession but if there is one healthy sector to rely on, then shipping is it. Cyprus’ lenders, the troika of the European Commission, European Central Bank and the international monetary fund consider shipping one of the “serious sectors,” communication minister Tasos Mitsopoulos said.“Shipping is one of the most important sectors of the Cyprus economy… and exactly because of the financial crisis its importance is highlighted even more,” Mitsopoulos added. For one thing, shipping has turned the coastal city of Limassol into one of the world’s top third party ship management service centres, Mitsopoulos added. Indeed, it is the biggest in Europe and among the biggest in the world.The CSC’s ship registry ranks third in the EU and eleventh in the world. And according to Kazakos, twenty years of hard and quiet work can contribute to a bigger growth in the years to come. But to get to that, Kazakos first speaks of a field of thorns.“We worked for ten years to clear out the field of thorns,” Kazakos said. That was in the 90s when Cyprus had a reputation of a “sub-standard registry,” he said. Cyprus’ reputation of being a flag of convenience – a catch-all for the not-so-honest ship owners – had landed it on port controls’ black lists. It took years to reverse Cyprus’ reputation, by hiring inspectors in ports around the world, identifying ships needing safety inspections and even deleting several from the registry. Eventually, Cyprus was moved in 2004 from black list to the grey list in the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on port state control, and later to the white list in 2005.Kazakos said, with evident pride, that not only is Cyprus now off the black lists, not only has it moved from the grey lists to the white lists, but “Cyprus is on top of the white lists”.And that was the field of thorns cleared. With the new millennium came the need to “build a nice building with nice foundations,” continued Kazakos, his hands flying in the air as he described what came next: convincing the European Commission to back its tax structure. The tonnage tax – which has now been approved – is based on taxing ships on carrying capacity. This is attractive because it means that ship owners will know exactly how much tax they are due to pay any given year. Cyprus’ tax system is competitive and attractive. And the troika of lenders who have called for changes in other taxes have left this one alone.What does this have to do with the 1989 ‘Field of Dreams’ film starring Kevin Costner? In the film, Kevin Costner’s character, a farmer, hears a voice saying, “If you build it, he will come”. “We built a competitive taxation. Strictly speaking, this means they will come,” Kazakos said.But this is where the state needs to step up, Kazakos said. The merchant shipping department is one of nine falling under the auspices of the communications ministry, which also monitors other authorities and semi-governmental bodies. It is impossible to give the sector the attention it deserves, he said. To make things worse, with emergency austerity measures putting a freeze on hiring and promoting staff, the merchant shipping department has been without a director since April 2012. This means that major players in the shipping industry – investing millions in the sector – need to deal with a different director every month. The CSC, a private body that does not receive state funding, wants to see one person – one project manager – supervising the department and representing the industry.All presidential candidates had committed to creating a deputy minister for merchant shipping and the matter is now in the hands of parliament. Mitsopoulos said his ministry has asked the finance ministry and the President to fill in the vacant position of a head of department. “We have clients and we must be in a position to serve them,” he said. But he also added that as a minister he is meeting with industry stakeholders in Cyprus and abroad and giving merchant shipping unprecedented attention. The merchant shipping department is also being restructured, Mitsopoulos said.On Wednesday Mitsopoulos presided over an inter-ministerial meeting that settled on the final text for the island’s integrated maritime policy strategy. This is due to be submitted to Cabinet to become the Republic’s official document.Natural gas prospects also open up new opportunities for merchant shipping, Mitsopoulos said. But Kazakos said he will remain a “doubting Thomas” until such promises from natural gas hopes materialise. What takes priority right now is securing the political support to expand the sector, he said. For Kazakos, shipping has produced tangible evidence of growth and productivity, and may well grow further if the state backs it up with the political gravitas it deserves.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Laurie Garrett a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City applauds the new agenda which mirrors an idea she advocated in October “It just makes sense” Garrett says “If countries can’t identify new diseases then eventually those diseases could reach us” But she’s concerned that the United States and other donor countries won’t pony up enough money “To pull this off you need to be spending well over $100 million a year” Garrett says “It’s going to take 5 or 6 years of good hard diligent work to reach the target everyone knows we have to reach” Today’s meeting is closed to the media and off-the-record but individual countries will be free to describe their contributions to the conversationMoscow: Vladimir Putin who is set to extend his long rule to 2024 in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday has stamped his total authority in Russia silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow’s lost might abroad The 65-year-old former KGB officer has reimposed the Kremlin’s grip over society since taking power 18 years ago after a lawless but relatively free decade following the demise of the USSR On the international stage he has outlasted three US presidents to become one of the globe’s undisputed strongmen thrusting Moscow into a new rivalry with the West by snatching Crimea from Ukraine and launching a pivotal intervention in Syria File image of Russian president Vladimir Putin Reuters Named the world’s most powerful person by Forbes for the past four years running the judo black belt has built a macho man image helped by publicity stunts that included riding topless on horseback through the Siberian wilderness and darting an endangered tiger Bolstered by a slavish state media he is projected to take around 70 percent of the vote by official pollsters despite producing no programme and refusing to take part in televised debates Supporters laud him as a saviour who restored pride and traditional values to a humiliated nation To foes however Putin has dragged his homeland further from democracy has presided over a seizure of the state by a new elite of former secret police cronies and has stoked nationalism in a bid to restore Moscow’s lost empire ‘Hit first’ Putin was born into a working-class family in Leningrad – now Saint Petersburg – on 7 October 1952 and cut his teeth in the city’s rough-and-tumble neighbourhoods "The Leningrad streets taught me one thing: if a fight is unavoidable you have to hit first" Putin said in 2015 He fulfilled a childhood dream by joining the KGB intelligence service getting posted in 1985-1990 to Dresden in what was then East Germany when Soviet power was crumbling His political rise began after he returned to work at Saint Petersburg city hall under his mentor liberal mayor Anatoly Sobchak Two decades later Sobchak’s daughter Ksenia is challenging Putin in the election – a move that has divided Russia’s already deeply-split liberal opposition By 1996 he was called to Moscow to work in the Kremlin under Russia’s first democratically-elected president Boris Yeltsin who in 1998 made little-known Putin head of the KGB’s successor the FSB Battling health and drinking problems frail Yeltsin in August 1999 named Putin prime minister and his popularity shot up as he oversaw the launch of a second war to crush rebels in the Chechnya region When Yeltsin sensationally resigned on New Year’s Eve 1999 Putin suddenly took over as president of the biggest country on earth A tsar is born Buoyed by an influx of petrodollars that saw living standards soar the Kremlin under Putin forged its own "sovereign democracy" in which the trappings of pluralism – such as political opposition and civil society – were subverted He has guarded his private life jealously and once famously told journalists to keep their "snotty noses" out of his business After three decades of marriage he divorced his wife Lyudmila in 2013 but rumours of new romance – including with a former Olympic gymnast – have not been confirmed In line with the constitution when Putin ended his second term in 2008 he handed power to protege Dmitry Medvedev and moved to become prime minister – but few doubted who was really in charge In 2012 he returned as president in the face of huge street protests While the demonstrations petered out after a police crackdown the spectre of unrest spurred tough new measures to eradicate dissent Crimea Ukraine Syria Putin who once decried the collapse of the USSR as the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century has ferociously defended Moscow’s sphere of influence and also challenged perceived US hegemony When crowds in Ukraine ousted Russian-backed leader Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 the Kremlin faced losing its dominance over a key neighbour Within days Putin ordered special forces to seize the strategic Crimea peninsula and – after a hasty referendum rejected internationally – in March 2014 signed off on the region’s annexation The redrawing of Russia’s border sparked the worst standoff with the West since the Cold War and unleashed a wave of nationalism at home that saw Putin’s popularity soar Soon the Kremlin was accused of masterminding a rebellion in east Ukraine that turned into a festering conflict that has cost more than 10000 lives Despite sanctions pushing his economy into recession Putin also launched a bombing campaign in Syria to support leader Bashar al-Assad in 2015 It is widely seen as the key factor that tipped the war in Assad’s favour Putin was then accused of spreading his tentacles much further and Moscow’s old foe– the United States – found itself in the crosshairs After Donald Trump’s shock election win US intelligence accused Putin of ordering a hacking and influence campaign to get Trump to the White House "Those that lose always look to blame someone else" Putin retortedC.mccluskey@timeinc. this phrase makes little sense because ‘Azad Kashmir’ would mean a free portion of Kashmir. 20. Led by Bryan Ruiz, of Madelia. would officially be a part of Alerus Feb 1 The firm brings with it 230 retirement plans more than 23000 plan participants and $750 million in assets under managementAlerus said it currently manages 2000 retirement plans and 148000 plan participants It has $9 billion in assets under management and administration currentlyThe company started life in 1879 primarily as a bank but has evolved into a financial management companyOver the last decade Alerus has expanded rapidly buying a bank branch in Fargo two in Arizona several branches in Twin Cities suburbs and several wealth management firms in the Twin Cities It now has 19 officesThe last expansion happened last year when Alerus bought some loans and deposits from BNC National Bank in Minnesota and Arizona and a branch of BNC in Scottsdale ArizKeney said Alerus would absorb most of PensionTrend’s workforce including its four owners ensuring continuity for current customers The customers most of whom are in Michigan would benefit from Alerus’ technology she saidReach Tran at (701) 780-1248; (800) 477-6572 ext 248; or send email to ttran@gfheraldcom A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on Thursday fixed for next Tuesday May 8 the hearing on the substantive suit filed by a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Anike Nwoga DAILY POST reports that Nwoga is seeking to stop the National Assembly from changing the sequence of the 2019 elections earlier adopted and published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) The presiding judge Justice AM Liman fixed date for the hearing after listening to the submissions made by some of the parties in the suit Although the National Assembly the 1st defendant failed to appear in court during proceedings yesterday the other defendants-Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation-2nd 3rd and 4th defendants respectively made appearances Addressing the court the plaintiff’s counsel Mr Godwin Onwusi brought to the attention of the court that the National Assembly listed in the suit as the 1st defendant has not appeared in court although they have gotten all that needs to be served on them Onwusi also urged the court to allow them to do away with their application for interlocutory injunction and go ahead with the substantive matter because of the urgency After hearing the submissions of the plaintiff’s counsel and the other parties present Justice Liman fixed for Tuesday May 8 2018 the argument on the originating summons Liman said if the case is argued on the scheduled date he may give his judgment by next Friday Specifically the plaintiff/applicant Nwoga is asking the court to among other things determine “Whether the National Assembly in exercise of its lawmaking powers can make laws to compel INEC to exercise the powers to organize undertake and supervise elections conferred on it by the constitution in a particular sequence” Nwoga who is the Vice Chairman of APC in Enugu East senatorial zone is also asking the court to determine “Whether the National Assembly in exercise of her law making powers can make a law to change the sequence of elections already adopted and published by INEC pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the constitution” Upon the determination of the questions the plaintiff urged the court to make the following orders: “A declaration that the National Assembly cannot make laws to compel Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to exercise the powers conferred on it by the constitution to conduct election in a particular order “A declaration that the recent bill adopted by the two chambers of the National Assembly which altered the sequence of the 2019 elections already adopted and published by INEC pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the constitution is a usurpation of the constitutional powers of INEC hence unconstitutional “An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 3rd defendant from assenting to the bill changing the sequence of elections already adopted and published by the 2nd defendant when it is presented to him for assent “An order restraining the 2nd defendant from complying with the sequence contained in the bill or the Law if assented to by the 2nd respondent “Any further or other orders or consequential Orders that the Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of the case” After Hurricane Katrina,S. opens in select U. cheekily saying that when he had taken them they hadnt made him gayer.

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These are not the only leaks around the Samsung Galaxy S9 In the past we have seen reports that Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S9 and S9+ would sport the same dual-camera sensors introduced on the Galaxy Note 8 NowAndroid Headlineshad reported that leaked images reveal a single lens at the back We will have to wait and see if Samsung ditches the dual rear camera trend on both the Galaxy S9 devices Additionally Forbesis reporting thatSamsung has been testing two variants of both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ one being a single and the other being a dual-SIM variant Samsung has in the past released dual-SIM variants of the devices in Asian countries only but there is a chance this could launch in the US as well The Galaxy S9 and the S9+ will retain the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display with the 18:9 aspect ratio dual-curved edges and 2K resolution The US version of the Galaxy S9 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset while the international variant will be powered by Exynos 9810 octa-core processor In India the Galaxy series is powered by Exynos processors Samsung will stick with the glass and metal design from the the S8 series For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsA few opening disclosures may be in order In an increasingly black and white world dominated by binary arguments it is important to specify the terms of reference and engagement Otherwise the risks of getting boxed even before one starts running are high On the NDTV raids I admittedly do not have enough details at my disposal to pronounce a judgment either way as so many others have been quick to do Though I am a qualified Chartered Accountant I lack the insights that some seniors in the profession seem to have on NDTV’s financial structural engineering I am also not privileged with inside information on how NDTV’s editorial policy is decided Therefore my comments are entirely on the basis of what is available in the public domain for a lay observer File image of Prannoy Roy Twitter @PrannoyRoyNDTV Like many of our generation my televisionviewing habits evolved with NDTV as state owned Doordarshan began to slip and look jaded To that extent I compare NDTV with Jet Airways that gave us the first real experience of a professional private airline as Air India (then Indian Airlines) went on a terminal decline While other airlines have come and gone Jet has held on to its ground Similarly NDTV has maintained its identity in the cacophonic TRP bazar of Indian news channels What I do still admire about the editorial line of NDTV is consistency While many of their peers have perforce joined the pack of hyenas as it were NDTV stuck to itsstyle The channelseems to have got the marketing logic right that they would lose their core constituency if they tried to change the product positioning Besides honestly they lacked the capacity and competence to do so A Nidhi Razdan could gently rap a Sambit Patra on her show but you cannot imagine her in combat gear like Navika Kumar or Anjana Kashyap A mild Vikram Chandra can never be a match for the nation’s (nay Republic’s) self-appointed conscience keeper and his several clones on other channels In my professional capacity as a marketer I have put money on NDTV even for some of my recent advertising campaigns This was based on the advice of the media agency and objective assessment of their viewership profile vis-à-vis my target audience Enough disclaimers Having said all that I have not been able to reconcile with certain elements of the last couple of day’s developments Let me answer why First raids on promoters and industrialists by tax or investigative authorities are common Often there is strong reason to suspect that there may be political axe at work such as proximity to previous regimes or favours denied to current powers that be In almost all such cases the employees and professionals in the company are kept out of the picture Owners generally fight their own wars leaving the staff to run the business as usual It is not that in the history of Indian Media there have not been instances of investigation against media houses and those were not just during the Emergency as some are trying to insinuate Generally the trigger of such action has been alleged financial irregularities Two recent examples that come to mind are those of Eenadu and Deccan Chronicle But in neither of these instances does one recall the journalist community instantly jumping into the fray accusing the government of vendetta and assault on the freedom of press In the NDTV case the CBI was at pains to clarify that they did not raid the newsrooms or studios of the TV channel but only the residences of itspromoters The CBI also put up the entire 80-page FIR on the net and held a press conference to present their side of the story But such minor details were of no interest to those who had already made up their mind that this was a premeditated attack against independent media Some even simplistically suggested that the raid was a fall out of a studio spat between a ruling party spokesperson and NDTV anchor a few days ago A lady known for her anti-BJP views tweetedthat she had distinctly heard the spokesperson muttering “dekh loonga” when asked to leave the show However she may be giving more credit to the clout of the junior politician than he deserved Since parallels are being drawn with attacks on the media during the Emergency (when by all accounts the so called “witch hunt” were decidedly ruthless and vicious) one does not recall the owners or management of the media houses fielding their editorial staff to bat against tax enforcement authorities The doyens be it Goenkas Jainsor Sarkars usually fought their own battles keeping the editorial and news teams insulated so that they could carry on with their jobs undeterred A story still fresh in the media circles is about a vernacular newspaper that had taken a very confrontational position with the state government The government cut its revenue streams by stopping all state advertisement to the paper and there were murmurs about an arrest warrant against the owner-editor To his credit the iconic personality decided to step down rather than be cowed under pressure The golden tenet of media operations is the traditional “Chinese Wall” between management and editorial to ensure content integrity Therefore to put editorial staff in front to bat for the management or promoters goes against that very same principle ABengali historian from Columbia University obviously stretched a point by comparing the army chief with General Dyer responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre But putting journalists in front — for charges of financial impropriety against promoters — does appear a bit unbecoming of a channel that has been a vocal critic of the army using civilians as shields It may also be argued that by allowing themselves to be drawn into a legal fight that ought to be left to the promoters and management with the authorities the journalists are running the risk of diluting their own professional standing personal brand and credibility It is entirely possible that nothing will come out of these investigations and the NDTV promoters will come out squeaky clean after the probe That will be the real moment of vindication for them and the channel Before this NDTV had raised similar alarm about freedom to report when the government had pulled them up for their coverage of the Pathankot Attack They were successful in making the ministry backtrack on their order However reactions of the British government to unauthorised leaks after the Manchester concert tragedy underscores that the concerns of the government were not totally misplaced The NDTV has so far been seen to be in the media race for the “long haul” But by protesting too much and too early they are showing signs of being jittery and nervous That may not suit the otherwise cool as cucumber persona of its founders and the dignified image of the channel that it had assiduously cultivated over the years If NDTV is confident of their position both legally and morally they should let the law take its own course and continue on their chosen editorial path leaving it to posterity and the viewers to decide on their innocence and commitment to fearless journalism The author tweets @SandipGhose Written by Manish Sabharwal | Published: May 1 2015 12:23 am The land market crisis is actually a labour market crisis The problem is our inability to create enough non-farm jobs Related News In 1924 Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru urging him “to take up remunerative work because you must live by the sweat of your brow even though you must live under your father’s roof” Indian farmers and children living under their roofs today know that farming is no longer remunerative work and a modern society values farm sweat lower than non-farm sweat If Gandhiji and Nehru were around I’m sure they would agree that our pathetic agricultural productivity — 200 million Indians produced less food than eight million Americans — is the father of our poverty Since both also said that poverty is the worst form of violence I’m also sure they would agree that India’s poverty is a child of our pathetic non-farm job creation As Alcoholics Anonymous insightfully reminds us the first stage in solving a problem is facing the facts India doesn’t face land shortage Every Indian household could get half an acre and still fit into Rajasthan plus Maharashtra and only 8 per cent of all land is used for urban and commercial purposes (only 8 per cent of land in Brazil and 18 per cent in the US is cultivated land) India doesn’t face a food crisis In fact becoming the world’s second-largest food producer has been the best possible response to the 1968 call by racist Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich to let Indians die of starvation India doesn’t face a suicide crisis We have 17 per cent of the world’s population and 17 per cent of its suicides Our suicide rate per one lakh people fell by 10 per cent over the last decade While every preventable death is a horrible tragedy the highest estimate of farmers’ suicides is 25000 of the 25 lakh suicides last year I wish this number for farmers was zero But I remind myself that the farmer suicide number is half the number of women who died during childbirth in India last year Why is there a substantially different political outrage for farmer suicides and women childbirth deaths The usual explanation of economist Mancur Olson’s brilliant work on vested interests which detailed how an organised vocal minority can hijack the agenda in a democracy is unsatisfactory because farmers are neither organised nor a minority However our politicians have two vested interests — one that involves the personal finances of some and the other that involves the political imagination of most The first vested interest is obvious Land is the primary source of wealth for many politicians and the agricultural land conversion title and registration industry has the highest margins of any industry in the country These margins are a child of regulatory cholesterol which ensures farmers rarely get the final price paid by the end user of the land The second vested interest lies in well-intentioned political imagination that is fighting yesterday’s labour market war when we didn’t know how to create non-farm jobs Since any job is better than no job farm employment becomes desirable public policy Besides the double standard — working on the farm is considered desirable by most politicians for other people’s children and not their own — this notion also confuses supporting farmers with supporting farming The best way to help farmers is to have less of them And this needs massive non-farm job creation Unfortunately India is a hostile habitat for non-farm job creation because of urbanisation regulatory cholesterol infrastructure and labour laws Urbanisation is a problem because job creation tends to cluster Two lakh of our six lakh villages have less than 200 people and we need our 50 cities with more than a million people to catch up with China’s 350 such cities Regulatory cholesterol encourages informality; our 63 million enterprises translate to only one million companies of which only 10000 have a paid-up capital of more than Rs 10 crore Infrastructure murders manufacturing employment that at 11per cent of the labour force is the same as post-industrial US And labour laws that are essentially marriage without divorce breed informality small firms capital substitution of labour and corruption The cumulative impact of small and informal enterprises is substantial; the productivity difference between Indian manufacturing firms in the 90th and 10th percentiles by size is 22 times The issues of land for industry and tragic farmer suicides have some tactical responses like guaranteeing land titles by linking khaathas to land registration (the sub-registrar in Agra has registered the sale of the Taj Mahal more than five times since Independence) to reduce the need for acquisition recognising suicide as a public health problem with policy solutions planning cities etc But emulating China’s genius of creating 450 million non-farm jobs in three decades needs India to decentralise power to states build smart cities implement GST activate Make in India Skill India improve our ease-of-doing-business ranking persist with labour law changes and build infrastructure It is clear that India’s non-farm job emergency is not a wicked problem like the cancer of climate change but a plumbing problem So there has to be more to the current battle in Delhi than a disagreement on sequencing At heart it is the healthy battle of ideas about the relative roles of the state and markets in reducing poverty But it is unhelpful to frame job creators as villains (suit-boot waale) because being pro-market is not the same as being pro-business and being pro-farming is not the same as being pro-farmer In the 1920s Russian economist Aleksandr Chayanov made an influential case for small family farm viability based on self-exploitation You don’t have to pay market wages to yourself or your family Most Indian farmers are tired of self-exploitation and would agree with Nehru’s vision that agriculture is only “a temporary expedient of transition rather than a solution” Economics teaches us that if something cannot go on forever it will stop India’s farms employing 50 per cent of India’s workforce must stop Viewing the current land bill debate through Nehru’s eyes rather than Chayanov’s is a great place to start The writer is chairman Teamlease Services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: June 24 2017 12:51 pm Three more patients have succumbed to the H1N1 influenza virus in Mumbai taking the death toll to 10 this year a senior civic official said on Saturday (Picture for representational purpose) Related News Three more patients have succumbed to the H1N1 influenza virus in the city taking the death toll to 10 this year a senior civic official said on Saturday The three deaths caused by the air-borne disease occurred last week the official said The virus has now killed 10 people in Mumbai since January 1 With the monsoon beginning the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is concentrating on preventing spread of the disease he said According to a BMC statement there were 285 confirmed cases of swine flue this year in the metropolis “Fluctuation in temperature and high moisture content in the air are conducive for the spread of H1N1 virus and therefore people are advised to take preventive measures” said the statement Swine flu is a respiratory disease with symptoms that include fever coughing sore throat runny or stuffy nose body ache and fatigue The financial capital has also reported scores of cases related to monsoon-related diseases Between June 16 and 22 Mumbai recorded 95 malaria cases 201 of gastroenteritis two of leptospirosis and one of dengue said the statement issued by the Public Health Department of the civic body Civic health officers have advised people not to panic and seek medical help if they experience symptoms related to different ailments “People should contact the doctor or nearest medical health centre or hospital in case of persistent symptoms like cough cold and fever for more than four days” Dr Padmaja Keskar executive health officer of the BMC said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 7 2017 3:23 pm Lucknow Central marks the directorial debut of Ranjit Tiwari Top News Lucknow Central set against the backdrop of a jail and its inmates will release on September 15 Bringing alive the vibe of the heartland the Farhan Akhtar starrer narrates the quirky and humorous journey of a small town man whose circumstances lead to him landing up in jail a statement said “We are extremely excited about this project as it’s a very unique concept set against the backdrop of a jail and its inmates The stellar ensemble cast adds further charm and intrigue to the film and we can’t wait to bring this captivating drama to the viewers” said Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment which is backing the movie with Viacom18 Motion Pictures More from the world of Entertainment: Lucknow Central is currently under production Farhan brings to life the simplicity wit ambition and resolve of the common man in the movie which marks the directorial debut of Ranjit Tiwari and also features Diana Penty Gippy Grewal Deepak Dobriyal Ronit Roy and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles Also read |Airlift actor Inaamulhaq excited to play musician in Lucknow Central Actress Diana Penty says the film is special as it has a strong story and features some of the finest actors?
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Dipika was unlucky to get pitted against the second seed Raneem El Welily in the very first round and it ended in a 11-8, In 2012 one would see modern times with ancient style of architecture, Sappel said The film is set to release on June 22 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Tokyo | Updated: May 31 2017 2:25 pm Toshiba reported a 950 billion yen (4 billion) net loss for the fiscal year ended March although the results were released without its auditors’ approval (Image for representation Source: Bloomberg) Related News Japanese technology giant Toshiba Corp’s last-gasp strategy for staying afloat by selling its prized computer chip operations may buy the company time but is no cure-all The 140-year-old Japanese energy and electronics colossus will be bereft of its most profitable and promising businesses and still entangled with the nuclear units that brought about its downfall Dogged by misfortune and mismanagement Toshiba whose roots date to the age of telegraphs and arc lamps in the 1880s has warned of “substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern” In hindsight the Tokyo-based company’s first big misstep was its 2006 purchase of the US nuclear unit of Westinghouse which filed for bankruptcy protection last month Also Read: Apple considers helping Toshiba with chip unit investment But a massive accounting scandal and accounts from former Toshiba employees suggest more pervasive problems within its management Threatened with delisting of its shares Toshiba reported a 950 billion yen ($84 billion) net loss for the fiscal year ended March although the results were released without its auditors’ approval FROM TRIUMPH TO CATASTROPHE Toshiba’s ascent paralleled Japan’s rise as an industrial power One of its founders Ichisuke Fujioka the son of a samurai brought the incandescent light bulb to Japan and forged an alliance with General Electric Toshiba developed Japan’s first radar and microwaves electric rice cookers and laptop computers It also invented flash memory the ubiquitous computer chips that store and retain data for digital cameras smartphones and all sorts of other gadgets and now are its most profitable business The company got into the nuclear business in the 1970s decades before its $54 billion purchase of Westinghouse from British Nuclear Fuels Ltd In 2015 Toshiba acknowledged that it had been systematically falsifying its books since 2008 as managers tried to meet overly ambitious targets (Image for representation Source: Bloomberg) At the time the US government was encouraging construction of reactors and China was embarking on a massive expansion of atomic energy but analysts said Toshiba was paying too much “I’d like to make this the first success story” then-Chief Executive Atsutoshi Nishida declared alluding to the dismal track record of other high-profile Japanese acquisitions such as Mitsubishi Estate’s purchase of Rockefeller Center and Sony’s of Columbia Pictures Catastrophe struck in March 2011 when three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant sank into meltdowns after a tsunami devastated much of Japan’s northeastern coast Two of the six reactors there were built by Toshiba That marked a turning point for the industry as some nations stopped building new nuclear plants Six years on most reactors in Japan are idled awaiting stricter safety checks ACCOUNTABILITY Toshiba’s troubles aren’t confined to its nuclear business Even before 2011 Muneo Morokuzu a retired specialist on nuclear fuel cycles and several other former Toshiba employees interviewed by The Associated Press said they had noticed an erosion of accountability at Toshiba Also Read:Google Amazon eye Toshiba’s chip unit says Report Morokuzu joined the company in 1970 and took pride in what he calls “a spirit of humanity” among Toshiba workers But he disapproved of misuse of company money He was appalled by Toshiba higher-ups who used black company limousines for what he saw as personal outings and he respected those who took cabs and paid out of their own pockets “It’s a problem when the border between your own purse and the company purse becomes blurred” Morokuzu said “I feel so sad The brand has been tarnished I hope Toshiba can pull together” In 2015 Toshiba acknowledged that it had been systematically falsifying its books since 2008 as managers tried to meet overly ambitious targets An investigation by an outside panel found profits had been inflated and massive expenses hidden across the board Koichi Okamoto a professor of sociology at Toyo Eiwa University and governance expert who has researched Toshiba’s problems faults the company’s senior leaders Toshiba was losing ground elsewhere as its once-stellar consumer electronics business took a beating from low-cost Chinese manufacturers and high-end Korean brands (Image for representation Source: Reuters) “If leaders at the top start violating compliance then no one can stop them So bosses shouldn’t talk too much about making profits because that is already understood” he said “Big or small companies like that will eventually go down” MANAGEMENT MISSTEPS The nuclear disaster deepened troubles brewing elsewhere at Toshiba under hard-driving Nishida who rose to the top after leading its successful T1100 notebook computer project While Nishida was CEO the company began focusing on two pillars of its sprawling business – nuclear power and computer chips The aim: to temper the ups and downs of the volatile semiconductor sector with relatively stable growth in the nuclear business Also Read:Toshiba warns Western Digital to stop interfering in chip sale But Toshiba was losing ground elsewhere as its once-stellar consumer electronics business took a beating from low-cost Chinese manufacturers and high-end Korean brands Dell Apple Acer of Taiwan and China’s Lenovo among others were meanwhile gobbling its market share in the personal computer business Last year Toshiba sold its household appliance business to Midea Group of China which is using the Toshiba brand name It also has sold its medical equipment business to Japanese camera maker Canon WESTINGHOUSE WOES Many viewed Toshiba’s Westinghouse deal as a risky bet from the start Masashi Goto a former Toshiba engineer who specialized in nuclear containment vessels said Nishida was overly confident as his background was not in the industryAlthough the nuclear division required relatively few staff and was insulated by its long-term government contracts at the price Toshiba paid it was a gamble he said Despite mounting desperation over soaring costs at Westinghouse even after the Fukushima disaster Toshiba’s top management clung to the idea of a nuclear “renaissance” The stricter safety regulations after the Fukushima disaster and extra complexities of the new kinds of reactors it was building have added to Westinghouse’s headaches Toshiba is No 2 worldwide in manufacturing flash memory chips its mainstay business with the most obvious promise It shut in April preparing to sell it to repair its decimated finances (Image for representation Source: Bloomberg) The crisis deepened when Westinghouse bought nuclear contractor CB&I Stone & Webster in December 2015 seeking to assert control over projects that were floundering amid delays and soaring costs The projects are not even half done and a whistleblower in the US has raised questions about the deal FRAGILE FUTURE Toshiba is No 2 worldwide in manufacturing flash memory chips its mainstay business with the most obvious promise It spun off the business in April preparing to sell it to repair its decimated finances Taiwan’s Hon Hai which owns Apple iPhone maker Foxconn was reportedly keen to buy the chips business as are Toshiba’s joint venture partner Western Digital and a US-Japanese-government backed consortium Western Digital has sought arbitration over the planned sale seeking the exclusive right to negotiate with Toshiba If Toshiba survives what likely will be left are its infrastructure operations such as railways power systems and factory automation and its nuclear power business given its responsibility for running and decommissioning 17 reactors in Japan including those at the Fukushima plant Current Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa says the Westinghouse purchase was a mistake and has promised not to take on new nuclear projectsThe company says it is considering selling Westinghouse but even if it does Toshiba must still shoulder some Westinghouse-related costs How much remains unclear Toshiba is facing 20 lawsuits in Japan filed by banks individuals overseas investors and other parties seeking damages totaling 50 billion yen ($450 million) Also Read: Toshiba said to place temporary hold on memory chip business The company is suing Nishida and four other former Toshiba officials for 300 million yen ($3 million) in damages for losses resulting from bogus bookkeeping Nishida and the others deny wrongdoing according to court records Nishida declined to be interviewed when a reporter visited his home in suburban Yokohama a modest middle-class dwelling typical of “salarymen” in Japan Goto who now opposes nuclear power likens reactors to bedridden patients who must be cared for and eventually properly buried an onerous decades or possibly centuries-long task for the industry “Even after Fukushima Toshiba management did not have the wisdom to change course” he said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAfter a disappointing start to the Indian tennis campaign in the men’s and ladies’ doubles it was the mixed doubles pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza that gave the fairly large Indian supporters at the Olympic Tennis Center something to cheer about With a comfortable straight set victory over the Australian pair of John Peers and Samantha Stosur the Indians moved into the quarter final stage of the mixed doubles event Seeded fourth in the event both Sania and Rohan appeared to be a little shaky at the start and struggled through their first few service games Rohan especially could not get a high percentage of his first serves Fortunately they hung on and drew first blood when they broke the serve of John Seers at 4-4 Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna play against S Stosur and J Peers of Australia during the mixed doubles event PTI But the joy was short-lived as at 5-4 Rohan promptly lost serve helped largely by three volleying errors by Sania The Indians however did not let that affect their game or morale and struck right back to break Samantha Stosur Sania held serve at 6-5 and the Indians were on their way to victory having won the first set 7-5 The second set went with serve once again till 3-3 at which point the comparatively inexperienced John Seers faltered and with the help of two double faults handed the crucial break of serve to the Indians There was no looking back from there and with Sania holding serve comfortably at 4-3 the writing on the wall was very clear The Australians did push the match in to the 10thgame when Stosur held serve but Rohan comfortably held serve with a couple of aces at 5-4 and carved out a facile 7-5 6-4 win over the Australians What came through very clearly in the match was the chemistry between Rohan and Sania It was good to see them very positive in their body language It was great to see them enjoying the battle and the challenge of the Australian pair These two qualities are certainly going to help them in the sterner battles ahead In sharp contrast was the combination of the Australian pair They let the pressure get to them and it was John Peers who first cracked and gave the match away Samantha Stosur a former world number one gave a good account of herself but it was no match for the sheer power of the current number one Sania Mirza The Indians will come up in the quarter finals against the formidable team of Andy Murray and Heather Watson who were granted a last minute entry due to the withdrawal of the Romanian pair of Mergea and Niculescu That is going to be a big task for the Indian pair especially as Heather Watson herself is a fabulous doubles player and she can’t ask for a better partner than Andy Murray Though Andy Murray doesn’t play doubles on the tour let’s not forget that he has single-handedly won the Davis Cup for Great Britain by playing some spectacular doubles in tandem with his brother In other matches on Thursday Juan Martin del Potro carried on with his heroics with another hard-fought win while Rafael Nadal coasted through comfortably against Gilles Simon after some initial resistance Thomaz Bellucci the local favourite steam-rolled over the eighthseed David Goffe of Belgium in straight sets to keep the Brazilian hopes of a medal in tennis alive The bottom half saw Gael Monfils of France prevail over the in-form Marin Cilic and set up a quarter-final match against Japanese Kei Nishikori The last quarter-final will see Steve Johnson of USA take on second seed Andy Murray who struggled to beat the Italian Fognini after being down a break in the third set Rafael Nadal guaranteed himself a medal in tennis by entering the finals of the men’s doubles with Marc Lopez and will take on the Romanian pair of Tecau and Mergea for the gold medal The ladies’ doubles semi-finals will see two pairs from the Czech Republic compete against the Russians in one half and the Swiss in the other half while the women’s singles semi-finals will see the Puerto Rican Monica Puig take on Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the top half In the other half American Madison Keys takes on the German second seed Angelique Kerber After the washout of the previous day it was a day full of exciting tennis for the large crowds that came in on Thursday As we move towards the business end of the event we will hope that the Indian pair of Sania-Rohan will give us something to cheer about on Friday on what has been so far a disappointing Olympics for the Indians By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 9 2015 11:18 am ‘Umrao Jaan’ director Muzaffar Ali who returns to make a film after a while with ‘Jaanisaar’ is extremely fascinated with his heroine debutante Pernia Qureshi terming her a ‘miracle woman’ (Source: Varinder Chawla) Related News ‘Umrao Jaan’ director Muzaffar Ali who returns to make a film after a while with ‘Jaanisaar’ is extremely fascinated with his heroine debutante Pernia Qureshi terming her a ‘miracle woman’ ‘When you see some women you get a feeling that they they’ll give up in moments of hardships But with Pernia this is definitely not the case as she can do wonders She is a miracle woman She has performed these miracles without a hint of difference to her beauty and grace’ Ali said at the trailer launch here ‘She is a genius and nothing short of that and I think she’ll go very very far And I think it is the best choice that I’ve made’ he said Pernia Qureshi at Jaanisaar trailer launch (Source: Varinder Chawla) About the thought of casting the renowned fashion entrepreneur Ali said: ‘When I saw Pernia I got a feeling that she was Noor (her character in film) And Noor had a certain attitude and style about her She combined a certain style of determination to do activities and a peculiar style of dancing and expression’ Pernia has also beautifully enacted a special fight form which was a concoction of karate and other martial arts A period love drama set in the late 19th century ‘Jaanisaar’ also stars Pakistani actor Imran Abbas of ‘Creature’ fame For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: May 10 2017 8:25 pm Ajax look likely to miss out on the league title this season trailing Feyenoord by a point with only one match to play (Source: Reuters) Top News Ajax Amsterdam’s hopes of long-term financial stability rest on the Dutch club keeping together a talented young squad that has taken them to the cusp of a first European final in more than two decades CEO Edwin van der Sar said Despite having an average age of just 22 Ajax’s current crop of players has this season rekindled memories of the club’s past European glories They face Olympique Lyonnais in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday holding a 4-1 advantage from the first leg in Amsterdam European champions four times Ajax have recently gained a reputation for being a feeder club selling on top talent to richer rivals in England France Germany Italy and Spain Van der Sar says they should avoid the short-term temptation of cashing in on the latest generation and look to build a business that can compete again with the continent’s elite “We want to make Ajax more financially more stable and are looking to close the gap on the European front” the former Manchester United goalkeeper told Reuters in a telephone interview “We are not reaching the 600-700 million (euro) budget that the top clubs in Europe are making mainly through sponsoring TV revenue in their country and revenues from the Champions League “We want to do it differently by focusing on quality and maintaining the best players” NEW GENERATION Ajax have an enviable reputation for developing talented young players but the current team is arguably the most exciting since the club reached the Champions League quarter-finals in 2003 With a core of young Dutch players strengthened by shrewd signings such as Cameroon under-20 goalkeeper Andre Onana from Barcelona and winger Amin Younes from Borussia Moenchengladbach questions linger over whether Ajax will be able to keep its squad together next season “The Dutch league is not one of the strongest five leagues in the world or even Europe and that’s why it is difficult to maintain” Van der Sar added “But at the moment we are in now reaching a semi and hopefully a final we have to take it on to next year” The current generation at Ajax includes Justin Kluivert whose father Patrick Kluivert scored the only goal when they beat AC Milan to win the Champions League final in 1995 Other young prospects to shine at Ajax are attacking midfielder Donny van de Beek 20 and teenage centre back Matthijs de Ligt who in March became the youngest player to be capped by the Netherlands since 1931 “Ajax has always been about homegrown players developed in a small country” said Van der Sar who was also part of that 1995 team with Kluivert senior “The importance of having youth players combined with one or two buys is what has made our tremendous current season” “TOO QUIET” A long overdue shot at European glory is the reward that awaits Ajax for the thrilling football produced under coach Peter Bosz who took over at the start of the season “It has been 25 years this week since we played Torino in the final of the UEFA Cup and won the tournament” Van der Sar added “Here at Ajax it has been too quiet for the last 20 years” Ajax look likely to miss out on the league title this season trailing Feyenoord by a point with only one match to play “We have done OK in the Champions League over the last few years but have not reached the knockout stages and that will be our new objective for next season along with the domestic title” Van der Sar said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRio de Janeiro: Brazilian military carried out a controlled explosion near the Copacabana finish line of Rio Olympics men’s road cycling race on Saturday officials said Military bomb disposal experts were at the scene of the explosion and kept crowds away with police Simone Barreto a media manager at the Fort Copacabana site used for the cycling told AFP that the explosion was staged as a precaution The Brazilian bomb squad carry out a controlled explosion near the finish line of the Men’s Road Race on Day 1 AP "Forces responsible for security found an object sort of a bag outside the venue and outside the security perimeter "They decided to implement the 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