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                                                         VOL 2, NO 262, PORT LOUIS
                                                         ● SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 ● 16 PAGES ● RS 10                            D      A       I       L      Y



                                                                PM salutes FB march
     NEWSDIGEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Social housing to
                                                                SAYS ANTI-GRAFT EVENT REFLECTS GOVT MANIFESTO, ANNOUNCES PENSION INCREASE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      be equipped with
                                                                   Dharumvir Takoor,
                                                                   Ilôt, September 16                                                                                                                                 PV system by Dec
                                                                   The anti-graft march organ-                                                                                                                           Pouvanah Allaghoyee           of households. Their expen-
                                                                ised on September 10, where                                                                                                                              Port Louis, September 16      diture on electricity will be
                                                                3,000 youth called for a better                                                                                                                                                        lower since with the PV sys-
                                                                Mauritius, was saluted by none                                                                                                                            Equipping social housing     tem, they will have storage
                                                                other than Prime Minister Dr                                                                                                                          with photovoltaic system is      capacity for three days.
                                                                Navin Ramgoolam himself. Ad-                                                                                                                          a new concept being adopt-          “The housing units,
                                                                dressing a gathering of his party                                                                                                                     ed by the government.            which will be offered to the
     Dalilah Kalla receives the Junior                          (Labour) and activists from his                                                                                                                           After the construction of    beneficiaries, will be a social
     Chamber International ‘The                                 home constituency, Pample-                                                                                                                            three eco-friendly housing
     Outstanding Young Person’                                  mousses / Triolet on Friday, he                                                                                                                       units at Baie du Tombeau,
     award, humanitarian and vol-
     untary leadership category, at
                                                                said that he admired the young
                                                                campaigners who had launched
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      around 10 additional hous-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      es equipped with solar pan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rainwater
     Moka on Thursday.                                          the Facebook initiative ‘WANT-                                                                                                                        els are expected to be built        harvesting systems
                                                                ED: 15,000 Youngsters to Save
                                                                Our Future’. “Their campaign re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      by December.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This project, which in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          can also be installed in
     Christian Leopold                                          flects the manifesto of Labour                                                                                                                        volves the collaboration of         these social housing
     appointed PPS                                              Party, which was admonishing
                                                                corruption,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Ministry of Social Inte-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gration, is in line with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          units to enable people
        PORT LOUIS: The Cabinet on                                 Ramgoolam was speaking at                                                                                                                          Maurice Ile Durable project.        to have water to use
        Friday has taken note that the                          an event organised to celebrate
                                                                his 20 years in politics at the Ra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Social housing will help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the eradication of poverty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          during droughts
        Prime Minister has advised the
                                                                bindranath Tagore Institute, Ilôt                                                                                                                     and consolidate social jus-         — Suren Dayal
        President of the Republic, in
        virtue of the powers vested in                          on Friday.                                                                                                                                            tice. Earlier, we were provid-
        him under the Constitution, to                             The PM also announced an           Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam (centre) attends an event organised to celebrate his 20 years in              ing people from poor back-
        appoint MP Joseph Christian                             increase in retirement pensions.      politics at the Rabindranath Tagore Institute, Ilôt on Friday. Photo GIS                                        grounds with houses made         contract where they will
        Leopold, to the office of Parlia-                       People aged between 60 and 90                                                                                                                         of corrugated iron sheets        have to pay a sum of Rs 500
        mentary Private Secretary                               will benefit from an increase of      ed to Rs 1,900. He added that he     used to say that he was prepared     government — Vishnu Bund-             but now, the houses are          every month for five years.
        (PPS) attached to the Ministry                          Rs 204, with their actual pension     has always fought for increasing     to face the ICAC. Now that he        hun, Kishore Deerpalsingh and         concrete cum CIS. One in-        They will also have the op-
        of Fisheries and Rodrigues.                             of Rs 3,146 increasing to Rs          retirement pensions in all gov-      has been summoned he is ask-         Vinod Boyjonauth — to step            novative aspect in these         tion of expanding the hous-
                                                                3,550. Those aged between 91          ernments he has led. Earlier in      ing, of all the people, me three     down because they were under          houses is the use of photo-      es if they want,” added the
     Balraj Narroo new                                          and 99 will receive an increase of
                                                                Rs 618 while people aged 100
                                                                                                      his address, Ramgoolam had ve-
                                                                                                      hemently attacked the Mouve-
                                                                                                                                           questions,” he said sarcastically.
                                                                                                                                              “Whom did the clinic belong
                                                                                                                                                                                police investigation.
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Even constitutional expert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      voltaic panels, which will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      very eco-friendly,” stated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       minister.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dayal added, “Rainwater
     CEB chairperson                                            and over will benefit from an in-
                                                                crease of Rs 699.
                                                                                                      ment Socialiste Mauricien
                                                                                                      (MSM) leader Pravind Jugnauth
                                                                                                                                           to?” he asked the gathering.
                                                                                                                                              It is simple, he added, one
                                                                                                                                                                                Guy Carcassone finds it absurd
                                                                                                                                                                                that Jugnauth and his ministers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Suren Dayal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The minister of Social In-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       harvesting systems can also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       be installed in these social
        PORT LOUIS: The Cabinet on                                 Ramgoolam said his govern-         and MSM president and former         simply has to follow the money       stood in solidarity with Maya         tegration pointed out that       housing units to enable
        Friday has announced the ap-                            ment has always worked for the        minister Showkutally Soodhun,        asking, “Where has it gone?”         Hanoomanjee when she was ac-          the introduction of solar        people to have water to use
        pointment of Balraj Narroo as                           elderly, recalling that retirement    over the MedPoint deal.                 In the past, he pointed out, he   cused and arrested by the ICAC,”      panels in social housing will    during droughts.”
        chairperson of the Central                              pensions given in 1996 amount-           “In the beginning, Jugnauth       has asked three of his men in        he said. feedback@theindependent.mu   help alleviate the expenses      feedback@theindependent.mu
        Electricity Board.

     National costume
     labelled ‘bizarre’
        PORT LOUIS: After the recent-
                                                                   CCID on trail of female
        ly held Miss Universe beauty
        pageant, Time Magazine has
        listed the Mauritian national
                                                                   suspect for bank fraud
        costume 14 in the list of the ‘40                             Pravind Rughoo                     out two raids at Terre Rouge and
        most bizarre national cos-                                    Port Louis, September 16           Saint Pierre. The police failed to
        tumes at Miss Universe 2011’.                                                                    secure any money at both places.
        Time has quoted saying,                                       The Central Criminal Investi-          However, the raids proved
        “Feathers are always in fash-                              gation Division (CCID) is on the      fruitful at Saint Pierre as a Subaru
        ion. Apparently toilet paper is                            trail of five suspects in the         Impreza, suspected to have been
        too.” Speaking to The Indepen-                             Bramer Banking Corporation            purchased with the stolen mon-
        dent Daily, creator of the dress,                          embezzlement case. To recall, a       ey, was secured. Two suspects,
        local designer Samuel Yeung                                sum of Rs 80 million was embez-       Mamade Sadeck Natoaroo, 60,
        said, “Frankly speaking I don’t                            zled from the bank.                   and Mamade Nubeel Katoaroo,
        recognise my dress at all. I                                  The latest suspect, an un-         19, were arrested on Thursday.
        have no idea where all this                                known female, played a key role           A provisional charge of ‘know-
        came from.” INS                                            in the case as the money transit-     ingly receiving stolen articles ob-
                                                                   ed via her bank account. An im-       tained by means of a crime’ was
                                                                   portant cell under the supervi-       lodged against them in the Dis-
                                                                   sion of CCID chief Pregassen          trict Court of Port Louis. Police
                                                                   Vuddamalay has been set up.           objected to their bail.
                                                                      Investigators have been look-          So far, the police has arrested
                                                                   ing for the female suspect since      six suspects as part of the investi-
                                                                   Thursday. Moreover, two teams         gation and more arrests could
                                                                   of the CCID, with the collabora-      take place over the coming days.
                                                                   tion of other police units, carried   feedback@theindependent.mu




                                                                Purebred dog owner sues
                                                                Agro-Industry Ministry
                                                                   Karuna Mooloo
                                                                   Port Louis, September 16                QUARANTINE SERVICE
                                                                   The Agro-Industry Ministry has          PORT LOUIS: The quarantine ser-
   A VISIONARY                                                  been working on a Dog Control Bill
                                                                to better manage imported pure-
                                                                                                           vice is chargeable, which means
                                                                                                           that an owner who leaves his ani-
                                                                                                           mals in quarantine at the MSPCA
   On the occasion of the 111th birth                           bred dogs. Ironically, a registered        in Réduit has to pay Rs 15 for
   anniversary of Sir Seewoosagur                               importer and breeder of purebred           housing and Rs 15 for food. How-
   Ramgoolam,The Independent                                    dogs, Vikram Seelochun, has decid-         ever, if the owner decides to pro-
   walks down memory lane and                                   ed to sue the veterinary service of        vide food for the pet, he will only
   shares some never-seen-before                                the ministry. This follows the death       have to pay the cost of housing.
   photographs in an exclusive series.                          of his German Mastiff imported             The animal receives veterinary ser-
   > Page 3                                                     from France. Seelochun has re-             vice 24 hours a day. INS
                                                                tained the services of lawyer Ashwin
                                                                Luximon and is claiming Rs 350,000
  WEATHER                                                       from the Division of Veterinary Ser-     competence and negligence as the
Maximum: 31 C
               o
                                              Minimum: 19 C
                                                            o
                                                                vices (DVS) at Réduit.                   DVS vet did not detect anything on
Sunrise: 06:06                                 Sunset: 18:06       The sum represents the amount         Sunday. A Frenchman, who visited
Fair weather over the whole island. The wind will blow in an    of money he spent on buying the          his dog at the DVS, told me that
east north easterly at 20 km/h with peaks of 40 km/h. The       dog and the cargo fare. “I have de-      Epopée was probably the victim of
sea will be moderate beyond the reefs. Temperatures will be
slightly above the seasonal mean.                               cided to sue the DVS as my dog’s         stomach cramps,” said Seelochun.
                                                                death has messed up a breeding              He added that no doctor exam-
  FOREX                                                         programme that had been already          ined his dog on Sunday. “I had to call
COUNTRY                     UNITS    BUYING       SELLING       been planned out,” he said.              the head of the service, who gave me
Australia          Dollar     1       28.73          30.4          A post mortem carried out by vet      the permission to seek a private
Canada             Dollar     1       28.51         29.85       Vinay Singh Bhadoria revealed that       vet,” he said. However, the private
EU                 Euro       1       38.68          40.5       Épopée, the German Mastiff, died         vet could not provide treatment to
South Africa       Rand       1         3.8          4.01       on Sunday of “peritonitis and            the dog as the person in charge of
UK                 Pound      1       43.87          46.3       shock” of the stomach due to eating      the stock of medicines at the DVS
USA                Dollar     1       27.86         29.25       too much food. “This is a case of in-    was on leave. feedback@theindependent.mu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “
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     EDUCATION SHOULD ALSO HELP
     DEVELOP THE PERSONALITY OF
     THE STUDENT — BUNWAREE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                     THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO BRING
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ABOUT DEVELOPMENT IN ALL VILLAGES,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     INCLUDING LALLMATIE — BACHOO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PORT LOUIS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011




                                      0.5 per cent
 NEWSDIGEST
 Pakistani govt invites
                                                                                                                                Free IT course offered to elderly
                                                                                                                                   Himanshu Marchurchand            launch of six Net PCs at Lall-    elderly. This is why a three-    matie.” He urged the resi-




                                      laureates
                                                                                                                                   Lallmatie, September 16          matie’s Social Welfare Cen-       month IT course for elderly      dents to be patient, stress-
 businesses at fair                                                                                                                                                 tre on Thursday.                  people, which originally         ing that the authorities were
  PORT LOUIS: The High Com-                                                                                                         In a bid to make informa-          Among those present            cost Rs 5,000, is now being      looking into their requests,
  mission of Pakistan is inviting                                                                                               tion technology accessible          were the minister of Public       offered free of charge,” stat-   including the setting up of a
  the local business community                                                                                                  to everyone, the govern-            Infrastructure Anil Bachoo        ed Chedumbrum, adding,           new village hall.
                                                                                                                                ment has made IT courses            and private parliamentary         “This is also part of the PM’s      The event started with




                                      took own life
  to attend the 6th Expo Pak-
  istan fair to be held from Octo-                                                                                              free for elderly people.            secretary Dhiraj Khamajeet.       vision to give senior citizens   prayers by the Lallmatie
  ber 20 to 23 at Karachi Expo                                                                                                      This was stated by the          A lunch was also served to        the merit they deserve.”         Catholic Women’s Group, a
  Centre in Pakistan. The event,                                                                                                minister of Information and         the senior citizens.                 Minister Bachoo said,         Hindu pundit and a repre-
  which is being organised by                                                                                                   Communication Technolo-                “The Prime Minister Dr         “The government wants to         sentative of the Belvédère
  the Pakistani government, is                                                                                                  gy,      Tassarajen      Pillay     Navin Ramgoolam has al-           bring about development in       mosque, in an élan of ethnic
  the largest showcase of the                                                                                                   Chedumbrum,          at    the      ways had a soft spot for the      all villages, including Lall-    unity. feedback@theindependent.mu
  country’s export merchandise
  and services. More informa-         RCC STUDENT POUSHAL GOPAUL AWARDED MCB
  tion about the exhibition is
  available at www.expopak-
                                      SCHOLARSHIP FOR FURTHER STUDIES IN UK                                                          TGIF: PARTY GOERS GETS ROCKING
  istan.gov.pk.
                                         Pouvanah Allaghoyee
 Motorcyclist robbed                     Port Louis, September 16
                                                                                  For students to be able to cope
 at Roche Bois                            Three out of some 600 laureates
                                      have committed suicide over the last        with life, it is essential for them
  PORT LOUIS: The Roche Bois
  police have opened an investi-
                                      20 years, reveals a recent survey car-
                                      ried out by the Ministry of Education
                                                                                  to engage in extra-curricular
  gation concerning the attack        and Human Resources.                        activities such as music and art
  on a 50-year-old man near a             “The academic aspect is impor-
  flyover in the area on Thurs-       tant but education should also help
  day. In his testimony, the vic-     develop the personality of the stu-
  tim has claimed that he was         dent,” said Vasant Bunwaree, minis-         activities in primary schools and the
  heading for Port Louis on his       ter of Education and Human Re-              programme is on the right track,”
  motorcycle when five thugs on       sources, at a signing ceremony for the      added Bunwaree.
  foot blocked his passage. They      grant of a scholarship offered by the          The MCB Foundation awarded the
  attacked him before stealing        Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)             scholarship to Poushal Gopaul who                  Guests pose for a picture at the Rock N Rave evening organised by ABFL Events at Big Willy's Sports Bar,
  his cell phone and a sum of Rs      Foundation at Port Louis on Friday.         completed his Higher School Certifi-               Tamarin, on September 9.The Metropolis rock group, led by guitarist Thibault de Robillard, as well as local DJs
  3,300. Objects worth Rs 7,300           “We have a strong argument that         cate (HSC) studies from Royal College              performed at the event. Big Willy’s director Nicolas Jean Pierre said the show was a success. Photos INS
  were stolen. The complainant        states that laureates did not succeed       Curepipe (RCC).
  was slightly injured during the     in life. Three laureates below 30 years        On October 1, Gopaul will fly to
  incident and received treat-        have committed suicide. This means          England to pursue a degree in BSc
  ment at the SSRN hospital.          that they faced certain problems,           Economics and Finance at the Uni-
                                      which they were unable to cope              versity of Bristol.
 Pedestrian attacked                  with,” the minister explained.                 The 23rd awardee of the MCB
 for Rs 3,000                             Bunwaree added that a significant
                                      amount of money is spent to mould a
                                                                                  Foundation scholarship said his suc-
                                                                                  cess has entailed many sacrifices. He
  PORT LOUIS: A 29-year-old           laureate but many cannot cope with          underlined that he wants to con-
  resident of Camp Yoloff was at-     real life difficulties.                     tribute to the development of the is-
  tacked on Thursday afternoon            To overcome this problem, the           land after his studies.
  as he was walking along Cali-       minister stressed that the school as           MCB        Foundation         president
  cut Street. Two men on a mo-        well as parents have an important           Gérard Hardy stated that the bank
  torcycle attacked him with a        role to play for the holistic develop-      has always considered education a
  helmet and stole his cell           ment of the child.                          major component in its corporate so-
  phone before fleeing. The loot          “It is great that students get excel-   cial activity exercise.
  is estimated at Rs 3,000. An in-    lent results but it is also essential for      He commended Gopaul’s excel-                    Guests enjoy a good time at the recently opened Patch N Parrot restaurant, Pointe aux Canonniers, on Septem-
  vestigation is on.                  them to engage in extra-curricular          lent performance. The awardee will                 ber 9.The restaurant is managed by N’tasha Lanyeechiu. It offers a wide range of menus, including special pizza
                                      activities such as music, theatre and       also benefit from an internship at the             menus on Sundays.The venue is also equipped with giant screen TVs for sports fans. Photos INS
 2 robberies reported                 art. We have already introduced these       bank. feedback@theindependent.mu

 at Port Louis                              CABINET DECISIONS
  PORT LOUIS: The police regis-
  tered two burglaries that oc-
  curred in Port Louis on Thurs-      UoM, Imperial                                       Kaddy Plus, Ebène                                                         Trade unions want basic
  day. On entering his house at
  Plaine Verte, a 36-year-old
  man found that his window
  was broken open and his cell
                                      college to offer                                    Way get new name                                                          commodity prices slashed
  phone and jewellery, personal
  documents and foreign cur-
  rency was missing. He said
                                      health course                                          Independent News Service
                                                                                             Port Louis, September 16
                                                                                                                             mart. La Croisette in Grand
                                                                                                                             Baie will also have another
                                                                                                                             Intermart supermarket by
                                                                                                                                                                       Pravind Rughoo
                                                                                                                                                                       Port Louis, September 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sadien added that em-           Meanwhile, Confédéra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ployees earning more than tion Syndicale de Gauche
  that all these things are esti-        Independent News Service                            Ébène Way director              September 2012.                                                          Rs 30,000 had been sacri- Solidarité president Atmo
  mated at Rs 70,000. As part of         Port Louis, September 16                         Ignace Lam and Kaddy Plus             According to Lam, it has                State Employees Federa-       ficed, as they didn’t receive Shanto said he was not sat-
  the investigation, the police                                                           director Stéphane How              become imperative to inno-             tion president Radhakrish-        any compensation in 2011 isfied with the compensa-
  arrested the victim’s. He will be      A number of important issues were on             Hong have entered into             vate at a time when people             na Sadien wants special           and now won’t get any in tion. “We expected a mini-
  interrogated. Another theft         the table during the Cabinet meeting on             a partnership with Inter-          evoke the era of globalisa-            consideration for the poor        2012 either.                    mum salary of Rs 12,000 to
  was reported by a 32-year-old       Friday. Among the points discussed in-              mart to remain competitive         tion. “The independent                 in the government budget              Confédération Travailler be implemented,” said
  woman at La Tour Koenig. She        clude the various measures taken by the             in a world dominated by            movement is extraordinary              expected in November.             Sekter Prive (CTSP) presi- Shanto. He added he was
  claimed that her jewellery, a       Ministry of Health and Quality of Life to           large retailers.                   because it is open to other                “The poor have suffered       dent Reeaz Chutto branded still waiting for the amend-
  camera and a sum of Rs 32,500       medically assist Hadj pilgrims.                        Intermart has a contract        partners who want to join,             a lot from the rising cost of     the compensation as a po- ments in the Employment
  that she had kept in her                                                                with the French group              provided they meet the                 living. Basic commodities         litical decision and                       Relations Act and
                                        International experts to advise                   Intermarché, which is the          same vision and the same               need to be made more af-          said that the tech-                        Employment
  wardrobe were missing. The          government on electoral reform
  theft was committed during                                                              third largest retail supply        standards of this partner-             fordable to allow those peo-      nical committee                            Rights Act.
  her absence. An inquiry is on.         The Prime Minister has decided to                chain and first network            ship,” he said.                        ple to lead a decent life,”       was a masquerade.                              The president of
                                      constitute a team of international consti-          of supermarkets in France.            “It is also a way to allow          said Sadien.                          He requested                           the Mauritius Em-
 Bus conductor                        tutional experts to make proposals for the
                                      reform of the electoral system. The terms
                                                                                          It operates through its
                                                                                          subsidiary export company,
                                                                                                                             others to follow domestic
                                                                                                                             and international trends in
                                                                                                                                                                        He also praised the min-
                                                                                                                                                                    ister of Finance Xavier-Luc
                                                                                                                                                                                                      that out of the total
                                                                                                                                                                                                      percentage of prof-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ployers Federation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Clency Appavoo
 threatened on duty                   of reference of the team will be to make
                                      proposals for a reform of the electoral sys-
                                                                                          Geprocor.
                                                                                             Lam and Hong How will
                                                                                                                             dealing with large signs that
                                                                                                                             are implanted here, while
                                                                                                                                                                    Duval, for his efforts to com-
                                                                                                                                                                    pensate employees more for
                                                                                                                                                                                                      it that enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                      pay to the CSR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 said the poor need-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ed the compensa-
  PORT LOUIS: In a police state-      tem that will also address the under rep-           respectively become the            enhancing the level of their           the rise in cost of living.       Fund, one per cent R Sadien                tion. “However, it
  ment, a bus conductor, 42,          resentation of women in Parliament.                 president and vice presi-          stores and staying competi-                Government interven-          should be shared                           represents an addi-
  said that on Thursday night,                                                            dent of Intermart in Mauri-        tive,” Lam added.                      tion was key to social justice    among employees to ensure tional cost of Rs 1.9 billion
  when she was on duty at Port          Contributory medical                              tius. This will also result in a      For Lam, this new part-             and he expected the Nation-       equal distribution of wealth. to employers,” he said.
  Louis, Pte aux Sables, two men      insurance plan for public officers                  change of trade name for           nership will allow access to           al Tripartite Forum (NTF) to          Chutto added that the           “Also, with European
  boarded the bus. When they             Arrangements are being made with the             Ebèneway and Kaddy Plus            the main supply company                continue to look at impor-        new scale would compen- markets facing a crisis, I
  arrived at their destination,       State Insurance Company of Mauritius                of Curepipe.                       of Intermart, namely Ge-               tant matters such as the rate     sate for the rise in foodstuff, hope it will not lead to job
  they threatened her with a          Ltd (SICOM) for the setting up of a con-               These supermarkets will         procor. “We are talking here           of unemployment and so-           which stood at Rs 433 from losses and will not affect
  sharp object before taking off      tributory medical insurance scheme for              operate under the name In-         of 7,000 references of quali-          cial problems in Mauritius.       January to August, accord- companies,” said Appavoo.
  with a sum of Rs 3,100. An in-      public officers. This is part of the recom-         termart from September 23.         ty products made in Europe                 “The NTF should meet          ing to the survey of the            He added that it would
  vestigation is on.                  mendations of the Pay Research Bureau.              The Bagatelle mega mall,           as well as a lower price for           every two months to discuss       CTSP. Moreover, the CTSP is be difficult for employers to
                                                                                          which opens on September           global brands,” he said.               issues such as minimum            ready for the upcoming pay more than the scale pre-
 Thief strikes after                    Ministry of Health to provide
                                      assistance to Hadj pilgrims
                                                                                          29, will also house an Inter-      feedback@theindependent.mu             wage and develop a consen-        budget and hoped that it sented by the NTF.
 man withdraws cash                      The Ministry of Health and Quality of
                                                                                                                                                                    sus,” said the trade unionist.    would favour the poor.          feedback@theindependent.mu




                                                                                       Nation pays tribute to Student assaulted
  PORT LOUIS: On Thursday, a          Life has taken various measures to med-
  27-year-old quantity surveyor       ically assist Hadj pilgrims. On October 1,
  was robbed of Rs 1,900 that he      vaccination against meningitis ACYW 135



                                                                                       SSR on 111th birth anniv at Ebène college
  had just withdrawn from an          will be carried, free of cost, in the five re-
  ATM at Belle Village. A stranger    gional hospitals. Vaccination against sea-
  who came up beside him              sonal flu and medical examinations will
  snatched the money from his         also be carried out in area health centres.
  hands before fleeing on a mo-                                                                                                                                                                          Independent News Service      the victim.
  torbike. An investigation is on.       UoM, Imperial College to offer                   Independent News Service                                                    “A collection of around 200        Port Louis, September 16         The latter did not like
                                      joint public health course                          Port Louis, September 16                                                photos showcasing the coun-                                          that his friends had thrown
 IOC meet to explore                     University of Mauritius and Imperial                                                          A collection of            try’s heritage and culture will         A 14-year-old student at-    his pen out of the class for
                                      College, London, will run a Masters' in             A series of activities are be-                                          be on the agenda. As for the        tending Ebene State Sec-         fun. He shouted at the one
 ways to fight piracy                 Public Health programme for academic             ing organised to mark the
                                                                                                                                around 200 photos                 dog show, it is an incentive for    ondary School was admit-         who did this. The assailant
  The Meeting of the Council of       year 2012-2013. UoM and Imperial Col-            111th birth anniversary of Sir           showcasing the                    children to learn more about        ted to the intensive care unit   allegedly jumped on him
                                      lege also propose to conduct research ac-        Seewoosagur Ramgoolam,                                                     their heritage while getting        (ICU) at Victoria Hospital,      and tried to strangle him be-
  Ministers of the Indian Ocean
  Commission (IOC) will be held       tivities in various fields and exchange          which will be commemorated               country’s heritage and            entertained,” said Chuttoo.         Candos, on Thursday after a      fore hitting him.
  on October 6. The meeting will      programmes for the benefit of faculty            on September 18.                         culture will be on                    “The exhibition will go on      fight broke out among               The victim passed out
  examine the process of deep-        members and graduate students.                      A black and white photo                                                 till 9 pm and is free for every-    friends at the school.           from the blows. Witnesses
  ening integration of the IOC                                                         exhibition with the theme                display.                          one,” he added.                         According to doctors, the    alerted the warden, who in
                                         Sunidhi Chauhan to perform                    ‘Journey to the past’ will be                                                  An exhibition themed            teenager is critical. The vic-   turn solicited the help of
  and cooperation in the              as part of Divali celebrations                                                            — Goorooduth Chuttoo
  tourism sector. It will also ex-                                                     held at the Centre Commer-                                                 ‘Once upon a time the bicycle       tim is under artificial respi-   SAMU. The teenager was
  plore ways and means to com-            Divali will be celebrated at national        cial du Vieux Moulin, Rose                                                 in Mauritius’ will also be          ration. According to wit-        rushed to the hospital.
  bat sea piracy and examine the      level in Bon Accueil on October 23 with          Belle, during the weekend.            Chuttoo, explained that this         showcased in the museum             nesses, the incident oc-            The Rose Hill police have
  implementation of the Fish-         the participation of renowned Indian                A dog show preceding the           was his way of paying tribute        yard. This features antique bi-     curred around 10 am during       opened an investigation to
  eries Regional Strategy. Fifty      singer Sunidhi Chauhan. Other activities         inauguration of the exhibition        to SSR and to the World Her-         cycles that were used for vari-     break time when an argu-         shed light over the exact
  participants would attend the       will also be hosted by municipal and dis-        will be held on Saturday. The         itage Day, which will be cele-       ous purposes a long time ago.       ment broke out between a         cause of the incident.
  meeting. INS                        trict councils. feedback@theindependent.mu       event organiser Goorooduth            brated on Sunday.                    feedback@theindependent.mu          group of students, including     feedback@theindependent.mu
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                           SSR: Statesman par excellence
 FATHER OF NATION PAID KEEN INTEREST IN STRENGTHENING BILATERAL TIES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS NECESSARY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT




SSR (right) discussing bilateral ties during a diplomatic meeting with President of the     SSR shaking hands with the secretary general of the Unit-   SSR conversing with the then-President of the French Republic Valery Giscard d'Estaing
United States of America Ronald Reagan (second right) in the Oval office,White House.       ed Nations (UN) Kurt Waldheim in 1972.                      during a meeting held in Mauritius in 1974.

                                                                                         111 YEARS OF SSR                                   ACTVITIES ON SUNDAY
                                                                                                                                        10.00 am   Wreath laying ceremony at
                                                                                                                                                   samadhi of SSR at Botanic
                                                                                                                                                   Garden, Pamplemousses
                                                                                                                                        10.30 am   Wreath laying ceremony at
                                                                                                                                                   the statue of SSR at Port
                                                                                                                                                   Louis waterfront
                                                                                                                                        11.00 am   Prize giving ceremony at SSR
                                                                                                                                                   Memorial musueum, Port
                                                                                                                                                   Louis
                                                                                                                                        1.30 am    Early Childhood programme
                                                                                                                                                   at Kewal Nagar
                                                                                                                                        2.00 pm    ● Wreath laying ceremony
                                                                                                                                                   ● Launching of SSR Peace
                                                                                                                                                   Corner by the Prime Minister,
                                                                                                                                                   Dr Navin Ramgoolam
                                                                                                                                                   ● Cultural programme at SSR
                                                                                                                                                   Memorial Park of Kewal
SSR greeting the Egyptian President Muhammed Hossni Sayid                                                                                          Nagar                           Indian minister of External Affairs Shri Atal Beeharee
Mubarrak and wife during his visit to the island.                                                                                                                                  Vajpayee (right) greeting SSR with the traditional namaste.




SSR with the Indian President Giani Zail Singh (centre) during         SSR welcoming the President of Senegal, Leopold Sedar          (From left) Australian and Singapore Prime Ministers,           Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
his visit to the island. Singh served as President from 1982 to ’87.   Senghor (left) during one of his state visits.                 Malcolm Fraser and Lee Kuan Yew in the company of SSR.          flanked by SSR and Sir Gaetan Duval.




(From left) Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh with SSR during their state visit      The President of Sudan Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry (left) with SSR             The Father of the Nation shaking hands with Pamulaparti Venkata
in March 1972. Her Majesty inaugurated the University of Mauritius during the visit.        during one of his state visit as Prime Minister of Mauritius.              Narsimha Rao who was known as Father of economic reforms in India.




SSR who was one of the torch bearers of the Labour Party speaking with the President of     The then Prime Minister of Britain Margaret Thatcher who was known as the Iron Lady      SSR greets the leader of the Labour Party and British PM,
the US Richard Nixon. SSR always believed in strengthening bilateral ties.                  for her economic policies greets her Mauritian counterpart, SSR.                         James Callaghan who served from 1976 to 1979.
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JUST IN JEST                                                       BY HI LAMA         HOROSCOPE                                                                           BY JACQUELINE BIGAR         W E AT H E R                                                                                            CINEMA
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NORTH                                           EAST                                         NEW RELEASE
                                                                                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SEPTEMBER 17                                                                                                 Min temperature: 22                             Min temperature: 20
                                                                                         Your wisdom and ability to detach can make all the difference. You will see the results in all                                  Max temperature: 28                             Max temperature: 26
                                                                                         areas of your life, from success to improved decision-making to better relationships. Others
                                                                                         feel safer with you and feel your empathy and caring when you no longer trigger. If you are
                                                                                         single, you could meet a foreigner or someone very different. Be open to the experience. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SOUTH                                            WEST
                                                                                         you are attached, the two of you will go through changes.                                                                       Min temperature: 22                              Min temperature: 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Max temperature: 27                              Max temperature: 30
                                                                                                      ARIES (March 21 to April 19): You might feel awkward. Events and people could
                                                                                                      surprise you. Go with others' suggestions. Relax and let go of a problematic                      GENERAL SITUATION:
                                                                                                      work-related situation. Tonight: Be aware of your feelings, though you don't have
                                                                                                      to act on them.★★★★✩                                                                              A light to moderate airstream is flowing over our area. fair weather over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        whole island. Wind east north easterly 20 km/h with peaks of 40 km/h. Sea                                       HONEY 2
                                                                                                      TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) : You know what is happening, especially as you are
                                                                                                                                                                                                        moderate beyond the reefs. Temperatures will be slightly above the season-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STARRING:
                                                                                                      likely to be the instigator. Fatigue or a responsibility could play into your plans.              al mean.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KATERINA GRAHAM,
                                                                                                      You could be taken aback by someone's reaction.                                                                                                                                                                    SEYCHELLE
   A clergyman walking down a country lane                                                            Tonight: It's your call. ★★★★✩                                                                                                                                                                                   GABRIEL, MARIO
   and sees a young farmer struggling to load                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               LÓPEZ
   hay back onto a cart after it had fallen off.                                                      GEMINI (May 21to June 20):You might choose to say little. Others aren't used to                                            WORLD WEATHER
                                                                                                      the quiet you. Not judging or not expressing your judgments could help someone                                                                                                                                   CINEMA STAR (CUREPIPE)
   "You look hot, my son," said the cleric.                                                                                                                                                            CITY                     MIN       MAX            CITY                   MIN         MAX
                                                                                                      feel more centered. Make easy, low-key plans.                                                                                                                                                                     1130, 1400, 1630,
   "why don't you rest a moment, and I'll give                                                        Tonight: Let mystery shroud your plans.★★★✩✩                                                     Beijing                   21        32            Dublin                  9           14                               2030
   you a hand." "No thanks," said the young                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CINEMA STAR (CAUDAN)
   man. "My father wouldn't like it." "Don't be                                                                                                                                                        Jakarta                   25        31            Frankfurt               16          26                          1100, 1315, 1530,
                                                                                                      CANCER (June 21to July 22): Find your friends or go somewhere where there are
   silly," the minister said. "Everyone is enti-                                                                                                                                                       Karachi                   28        34            London                  14          20                             1800, 2100
                                                                                                      a lot of people. How about going to a baseball game or a movie? Don't spend the
   tled to a break. Come and have a drink of                                                          whole day alone; you won't feel good.                                                            Kuala Lumpur              25        34            Madrid                  19          34
                                                                                                      Tonight: Where the party occurs.★★★★★                                                                                                                                                                        CHATURSINGH: Cine Klassic
   water." Again the young man protested that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1015, 1330, 1630, 2030
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mumbai                    25        30            Nice                    21          26                    New Savoy: 1015, 1315, 2015
   his father would be upset. Losing his pa-
   tience, the clergyman said, "Your father                                                           LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22): Others seem to have strong opinions. Listen rather than                New Delhi                 29        37            Paris                   16          23                    BODYGUARD
                                                                                                      shut them down. You hear news that could toss your plans into chaos. You intu-                                                                                                                               Cine Kings: 1000, 1300, 1630, 2015
   must be a real slave driver. Tell me where I                                                       itively know which way to go. Funnel your energy into a celebration or get-togeth-               Seoul                     21        27            Roma                    18          28                    Cinema Novelty: 1000, 1315, 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cine City: 1030, 1330, 1630, 2030
   can find him and I'll give him a piece of my                                                       er. Your impact is clear. Tonight: Could go until the wee hours. ★★★✩✩                           Shanghai                  29        36            Vienna                  15          27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BOL
   mind!" "Well," replied the young farmer,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cine Klassic: 1330, 2030
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Singapore                 25        32            Zurich                  14          26                    New Savoy: 1315, 1615, 2015
   "he's under the load of hay."                                                                      VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) : You need a change of scenery. The same end re-
                                                                                                      sult could be achieved by going to a good movie or escaping to an environment                    Taibei                    37        36            Atlanta                 22          32                    CARS 2
                                                                                                      where you feel no connection to the here and now. A partner acts in an unpre-                                                                                                                                Cinema Star (Curepipe): 1130, 1400,
                                                                                                      dictable manner. Tonight: Opt for a different type of experience. ★★★★✩                          Tokyo                     25        28            Chicago                 22          31                    1630, 2030

I M P O R TA N T N U M B E R S                                                                                                                                                                         Cairo                     23        33            Las Vegas               28          39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cinema Star (Caudan): 1100, 1315,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1530, 1800, 2100

                                                                                                      LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): Deal directly with a partner and handle a personal                                                                                                                              SUPER 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cape Town                 10        17            Los Angeles             20          30                    Cinema Star (Caudan): 1100, 1315,
                                                                                                      matter. Your smiling demeanor draws others closer. A close friend or loved one                                                                                                                               1530, 1800, 2100
 Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .999 from fixed line                                                                                                                             Johannesburg               1        14            Miami                   26          32
                                                                                                      might surprise you with his or her actions. You are being reminded not to lock
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 from mobile                      anyone into any set image. People change. Tonight: Dinner for two.★★★★★                                                                                                                                      MURDER
 Fire services . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .995 from fixed line                                                                                                                                 Melbourne                  6        12            Montreal                21          26                    Cine Klassic: 1015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   New Savoy: 1015
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 from mobile                                                                                                                       Sydney                    10        16            New York                21          33
                                                                                                      SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21): Others might be unusually challenging or, at best,                                                                                                                             MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN
 SAMU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ambulance 114                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cine Kings: 1000, 1300, 2015
                                                                                                      demanding in their unique way. You might want to shake up the status quo. Ex-                    Amsterdam                 14        21            Quebec City             17          25                    Cine City: 1030, 1330, 1630, 2030
 Airlines Enquiry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603 3030                             tremes and emotional responses seem to come forward. Refuse to take a com-                                                                                                                                   Cinema Novelty: 1000, 1300, 1630,
 ADSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203 1509, 203 1242                                 ment personally. Tonight: Choose from your invitations. ★★★★★                                    Athens                    21        35            San Francisco           13          24                    2015
 Central Electricity Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Berlin                    14        27            Seattle                 13          27                    CHATURSINGH
 Central Water Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cine Klassic: 1015, 1330, 1630, 2030
                                                                                                      SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21): Pace yourself with the understanding that                      Copenhagen                15        22            Toronto                 22          26
 Child Development Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             New Savoy: 1015, 1315, 2015
                                                                                                      you are human, and humans do get tired. Sometimes you push yourself too hard,
 Domestic Violence . . . . . . . . . . . .213 0001, 213 0002                                          for too long. Remember, this is your Saturday, too. Nervous energy can carry you                                                                                                                             BODYGUARD
 International Directory Assistance . . . . . . . . . . .10090                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cine Kings: 1000, 1300, 1600, 2015
                                                                                                      only so far. Tonight: Keep it low-key. ★★★✩✩
 National Directory Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150                                                                                                                                                          MUST SEE MUST DO                                                                      Cinema Novelty: 1000, 1300, 1630,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cine City: 1030, 1330, 1630, 2030
 SIDA / AIDS Secretariat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 3224
                                                                                                      CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) : You are too playful to do the same old, same                                                                                                                                HONEY 2
 SOS Femmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 3391                                old. A child or loved one comes up with a very fun idea. Why not? Let your hair                   ■ MUSICAL CONCERT                              ■ 15TH ANNIVERSARY FOR                                      Cinema Star (Curepipe): 1130, 1400,
 Telephone fault reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92                              down and simply relax. Laughter surrounds this activity and anything else you                                                                                                                                1630, 2030
 Weather Information . . . . . . . . . . .96 (During Cyclone)                                         might be inclined to do. Tonight: Living it up as if there is no tomorrow.★★★★★                                                                     PILS                                                     Cinema Star (Caudan): 1100, 1315,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1530, 1800, 2100
 Service 152 (Business Directory). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152                                                                                                                                      Venue: MGI, Moka                               Venue: Aventure Du Sucre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BOL
 Befrienders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 9393, 467 0160                                                                                                                                    Date: September 16 to Septem-                  Date: October 31                                            Cine Klassic: 1330, 2030
                                                                                                      AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) : You might opt to stay close to home. That deci-
 HOSPITALS                                                                                                                                                                                                 ber 29                                                                                                  New Savoy: 1315, 1615, 2015
                                                                                                      sion doesn't preclude having a good time. In fact, the unexpected could come                                                                     ■ FOOD EXHIBITION
 Brown-Séquard, Beau-Bassin . . . . . . . . . . . .454 2071                                           through your door out of the blue. Excitement surrounds communication.                            Time: Weekdays - 8 pm, Sun-                                                                                CARS 2
 Dr.A.G Jeetoo, Port-Louis . . . . . . . . . . .212 3201 – 06                                         Tonight: Make it easy. Invite friends over. ★★★✩✩                                                                                                Venue: Swami Vivekananda                                    Cinema Star (Curepipe): 1130, 1400,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           days - 3 pm                                                                                             1630, 2030
 ENT Vacoas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .686 2061 – 64
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ■ DEEJAY NITE                                           Conference Centre,                                 Cinema Star (Caudan): 1100, 1315,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1530, 1800, 2100
 Flacq Hospital, Flacq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413 2532                                  PISCES (2Feb. 19 to March 20): Your ability to share and discuss what is on your                                                                    Pailles
 J. Nehru Hospital, Rose- Belle . . . . . . . . . . . .603 7000                                                                                                                                         Venue: Indigo Club, Quatre                                                                                 SUPER 8
                                                                                                      mind draws many. Be careful with stress or frustration. You might need a break                                                                                                                               Cinema Star (Caudan): 1100, 1315,
 Long Mountain Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 2532                                                                                                                                        Bornes                                         Date: September 22 to
                                                                                                      from the "annoying" situation in order to recycle. Use care with funds and                                                                                                                                   1530, 1800, 2100
 Mahebourg Hospital, Mahebourg . . . . . . . . . 631 9556                                             spending. Tonight: Hang out with your pals. ★★★★✩                                                 Date: October 8                                         September 25                                       MURDER
 Moka Eye Hospital, Moka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433 3429                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cine Klassic: 1015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   New Savoy: 1015
 Poudre d’Or Hospital, Poudre d’Or . . . . . . . .282 1181
 Souillac Hospital, Souillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625 5589                           BORN TODAY: Actor Kyle Chandler (1965), champion race-car driver Jim-                                           If you wish to add your event or have information about an event, please mail                         MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cine Kings: 1000, 1300, 2015
 SSRNH Hospital, Pamplemousses . . . . . . . .243 4670                                       mie Johnson (1975), author Ken Kesey (1935)                                                                     with all details (what, when, where, person to contact with phone number) to                          Cine City: 1030, 1330, 1630, 2030
                                                                                                                                                                                                             tifeatures@gmail.com                                                                                  Cinema Novelty: 1000, 1300, 1630,
 Victoria Hospital, Candos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402 0800                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2015




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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1030     The cheetah girls          1930   Please give                                                         1130     Navya
               OUR PICK                                                                                                                                                                               1200     The suite life on deck     2100   The a team                                                          1200     ISs pyaar ko kya
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1225     Shake it up                2255   The last station                                                             naam doon
SERIAL                                                                                                                                                                                                1250     A kind of magic                                                                                       1230     Diya aur bati hum
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1315     Good luck charlie                                                                                     1300     Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai
                                                      0835       Ozie boo                    0800   Mahima shani dev ki
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1340     Fish hooks                                                                                            1330     Tere mere spane
                                                      0842       Casper l'ecole de la peur   0845   Yatra                                                                                                                                                                                                            1400     Hamari devrani
                                                      0853       Moko enfant du monde        0906   Sarabhai vs sarabhai                                                                              1400     Wizards of waverly place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1430     Sapno se bhare naina
                                                      0858       Les nimbols                 0930   Dil bechara pyar ka mara                                                                          1425     Stitch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1500     Chef pankaj ki
                                                      0911       Les mistigris               1144   Hindustani films songs                                                                            1450     Shake it up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              master class
                                                      0924       La petite geante            1200   Bandhan saat janmon ka                                                     BEN 10                 1515     Fish hooks splits                                                          GHOST                      1530     Sasuraal genda phool
                                                      0936       Simba le roi lion           1221   Kahiin to hoga                                                            AT 2100 ON              1535     Good luck charlie                                                      AT 2030 ON SONY                1600     Saathiyan
                                                      0959       Pocahontas                  1242   Piya ka ghar                                                          CARTOON NETWORKS            1555     Hannah montana                                                                                        1630     ISs pyaar ko kya
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1620     Shake it up                                                     1935   Law & order uk
                                                      1024       Back at the barnyard        1303   Radha ki betiyan                       RISHTEY                         cowardly dog                                                                                                                                       naam doon
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1645     Wizards of waverly place                                        2030   Ghost
                                                      1048       C'est pas sorcier                  kuch kar dikhayengi                                            0905    Scooby doo                                                                                                                                1700     Diya aur bati hum
                                                                                                                                    AT 2100 ON B4U MOVIES                                             1730     Good luck charlie                                               2230   Prime suspect                  1730     Navya
                                                      1115       Tout le monde               1347   Naaginn                                                        0955    Ben 10
    ASTITVA EK PREM KAHANI                                       deteste chris               1408   Chitrahaar                 0700    Aawaz de kahan                                                 1800     Fish hooks                                                                                            1800     Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai
                                                                                                                                                                   1020    Generator rex
                                                      1200       Le journal                  1500   Dhoom macha de             0800    Laughter station                                               1820     The suite life on deck              NEW MOON                                                          1830     Hamari devrani
           AT 2020 ON MBC 2                                                                                                                                        1045    Batman
                                                      1215       The nanny                   1546   Hindustani films songs     0830    Maha bees                                                      1845     Shake it up                  AT 2000 ON MNET MOVIES 2                                                 1900     Mann kee awaaz pratigya
                                                                                                                                                                   1110    Bakugan
                                                      1415       Live n direk                1645   Yatra                      0900    Chor machaye shor                                              1910     Camp rock                                                                                             1930     Saathiyan
                                                                                                                                                                   1135    Hero 108                                                       0601   Fly away home                                                       2000     Sasuraal genda phool
  Abhimanyu lambasts Kiran                            1515       Maria la del bario          1706   Sarabhai vs sarabhai       1200    Laughter station                                               2055     Wizards of waverly place                                        0700   Barclays premier
                                                                                                                                                                   1200    Best ed                                                        0800   Barbie mariposa                                                     2030     ISs pyaar ko kya
  saying that he never loved her.                     1728       Swaad swastiya              1730   Dil bechara pyar ka mara   1230    A crew story                                                   2125     Fish hooks                                                             league supersport h/l
                                                                                                                                                                   1258    Foster's home                                                  0930   Igor                                                                         naam doon
  Kiran is shocked to see Sim-                                   & soundery                  1944   Hindustani films songs     1300    Khoon bhari maang                                              2150     Phineas and ferb                                                0800   Soccer africa
                                                                                                                                                                           for imaginary friends                                          1110   I'll do anything                                                    2100     Dor
  ran take Abhimanyu away. Ab-                        1800       Samachar                    2000   Bandhan saat janmon ka     1600    Laughter station                                               2215     The suite life on deck                                          0900   Soccer variety
                                                                                                                                                                   1340    My gym partner's                                               1320   Gospel hill                                                         2130     Diya aur bati hum
  himanyu tells Simran that if Ki-                    1830       Chak dhoom dhoom            2021   Kahiin to hoga             1630    Bollywood glitz                                                2240     Sonny with a chance                                             0910   Bundesliga
                                                                                                                                                                           a monkey                                                       1500   The eastwood factor                                                 2200     Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai
  ran returns to their lives, she?ll                  1915       Hindi film songs            2042   Piya ka ghar               1700    Race                                                           2305     The suite life on deck                                          1100   Barclays premier
                                                                                                                                                                   1430    Ed edd 'n' eddy                                                1630   Something the lord made                                             2230     Navya
  surely do something untoward                        1930       Le journal televise         2103   Radha ki betiyan           2030    Star stop                                                                                                                                      league supersport h/l
                                                                                                                                                                   1520    Camp lazlo                                                     1820   Suburban girl                                                       2300     Mann kee awaaz pratigya
  but Simran reassures him.                           2020       Ecotv                              kuch kar dikhayengi        2100    Rishtey                                                                                                                                 1130   Premier league world
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  Siddhant apologises to Sia for                      2024       Lottotech                   2147   Naaginn                                                                                                                                                                    1200   Soccer variety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1200   Absa off road
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SPORTS                                                1958       Astitva ek prem kahani                                        2210    The garfield show
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        THIS EVENING I HAND THE KEYS TO THE PRIME
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                                               NTC fighters surge in
 NEWSDIGEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4 Frenchmen mark
 Indian PM highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     year in captivity
                                               Kadhafi hometown
 security threats
    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime                                                                                                                                                                                               Niamey, September 16                Some sources even pre-
    Minister Manmohan Singh                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dict the hostages could be
    spoke Friday of the "uncer-                                                                                                                                                                                          Four Frenchmen held by           freed soon. AQIM does not
    tain" security situation in the                                                                                                                                                                                  Al Qaeda's North African             appear to have modified its
    country following a string of                                                                                                                                                                                    franchise on Friday marked           demands since it released a
    bombings and the threat                    COMBATANTS CLAIM HALF OF THE MEDITERRANEAN CITY IS UNDER THEIR CONTROL                                                                                                a year since their capture,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with negotiations for their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          video of the hostages "beg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ging" Nicolas Sarkozy to pull
    posed by Maoist insurgents.
    "The security environment in                  Sirte, September 16                                                                                                                                                release complicated by the           his      troops     out     of
    the country continues to be                                                                                                                                                                                      fallout of the Libyan chaos.         Afghanistan, something the
    uncertain," Singh told a gath-                 Columns of heavily armed                                                                                                                                              On September 16 last             French president promptly
    ering of senior police officers            fighters loyal to Libya's new lead-                                                                                                                                   year, seven people were              ruled out.
    from around the country. The               ers surged into Moamer Kad-                                                                                                                                           snatched by the radical                  However, France has
    prime minister said recent                 hafi's hometown Sirte on Friday,                                                                                                                                      group Al Qaeda in the Islam-         since announced its inten-
    bomb blasts in Mumbai and                  with some combatants claiming                                                                                                                                         ic Maghreb (AQIM) in Arlit,          tion to withdraw around a
    New Delhi were "grim re-                   that half the Mediterranean city                                                                                                                                      a uranium mining town in             quarter of its forces by the
    minders of grave challenges                is under their control.                                                                                                                                               northern Niger.                      end of 2012, a decision be-
    posed by terrorism" and                        An AFP correspondent said                                                                                                                                             Amomg them was a se-             lieved to have been wel-
    stressed the need to improve               the fighting force comprised                                                                                                                                          nior employee with the               comed by AQIM.
    intelligence gathering. AFP                dozens of pick-up trucks fitted                                                                                                                                       French mining group Areva                Another of the hostage-
                                               with heavy machine guns and                                                                                                                                           and his wife. The other five,        takers' demands is the pay-
 Strauss-Kahn to end                           flanked by three tanks.
                                                   The assault came after Na-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     employed by an Areva sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     contractor, included three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ment of a staggering 90 mil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lion euros (125 million dol-
 his silence in TV                             tional Transitional Council
                                               (NTC) forces suffered heavy loss-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Frenchmen as well as a To-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     golese and a Malagasy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lars), whch Paris has also of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ficially rejected.
    PARIS: Former International                es when they launched a first at-                                                                                                                                         On February 24, the                  The situation is fluid in
    Monetary Fund (IMF) chief                  tack on the fugitive Kadhafi's                                                                                                                                        woman and the two                    Niger, where two other
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn will                coastal bastion before sunset on                                                                                                                                      Africans were released at a          French nationals were kid-
    end his silence over the sexual            Thursday, with 11 fighters killed                                                                                                                                     desert spot close to where           napped in the capital Ni-
    assault case that buried his               and 34 wounded.                           French President Nicholas Sarkozy (left) leader of Libya's National Transitional COuncil (NTC)                              the borders of Niger, Mali           amey earlier this year before
    ambitions of becoming French                   Kadhafi's forces appeared on          Mustafa Abdul-Jalil (centre) and Prime Minister David Cameron in Benghazi.Photo AFP                                         and Algeria meet.                    being executed in Mali.
    president in a television inter-           Friday to have retreated to the                                                                                                                                           However Daniel Larribe,              Areva's expatriate con-
    view Sunday, TF1 broadcaster               southern outskirts of the city, the       er half today," said Ibrahim                  "We have residential zone two        fighter from the Misrata Soldiers        Thierry Dole, Marc Feret             tingent, which had been
    said Friday. Strauss-Kahn will             correspondent said, while some            Sweyib of the Red katiba                  and now we must take residen-            Brigade.                                 and Pierre Legrand are still         sent home after last year's
    be interviewed on TF1's                    fighters reported a battle under          (brigade).                                tial zones one and three," Inneyo           "That black smoke is a Kad-           being held by AQIM and               kidnapping, however re-
    evening news programme by                  way for the airport.                         Another fighter, Inneyo, also          said.                                    hafi loyalist's car we struck," Jari     their families are demand-           turned to Arlit in July after
    veteran anchor Claire Chazal,                  "The rebels have half of Sirte        said half of Sirte is under the               "They are firing Grad rockets        said, pointing to smoke billow-          ing more tangible efforts to         France and Niger agreed to
    the station said. Strauss-                 and with God's will take the oth-         control of NTC forces.                    at us," said Abdul Basit Jari, a         ing across the skyline. AFP              secure their release.                beef up security. The new el-
    Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, is a                                                                                                                                                                                     Mauritanian President            ement affecting regional se-
    former TF1 presenter and a                                                                                                                                                                                       Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz,             curity is the change of
    friend of Chazal. DPA

                                                  Berlusconi’s critics just jealous says Putin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     whose country is also affect-        regime in Libya, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ed by the activities of the Al       Western-backed rebels top-
 Al Qaeda operations                                                                                                                                                                                                 Qaeda-affiliated group, said         pled Moamer Kadhafi.
 chief killed in Pak                                  Moscow, September 16                   cial attitude to the beautiful        tightening to battle Italy's eco-      each others' holiday resi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     earlier this week he thought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the hostages were still alive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Neighbouring countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and security experts have
    WASHINGTON: In what the                                                                  sex, and by the way they nag          nomic woes.                            dences. Putin's comments go                    "All state agencies have         expressed fears that chaos
    US officials called a "blow" to                  Russian Prime Minister                  him mainly because of jeal-              Berlusconi is facing charges        down well at home, but often               been mobilised since the             in Libya would scatter Kad-
    the core of Al Qaeda, Abu Hafs                Vladimir Putin on Friday made              ousy, he has shown himself as a       of paying for sex with a 17-year-      cause shock abroad.                        very first day and are doing         hafi's arsenal across the re-
    al-Shari, identified as the ter-              light of the sex scandals sur-             responsible statesman," Putin         old girl and eight people were            In 2006, he was overheard               everything they can for our          gion and eventually give
    rorist network's chief of opera-              rounding Italian premier Silvio            said at an international invest-      charged Thursday with procur-          praising the then Israeli Presi-           compatriots to recover their         AQIM access to new, more
    tions in Pakistan, has been                   Berlusconi, saying critics were            ment forum in Sochi, quoted           ing prostitutes for his parties in     dent Moshe Katsav. "He turned              freedom," the French for-            sophisticated weapons.
    killed. Al-Shari was killed in                simply jealous of his sexual               by the state RIA Novosti news         an attempt to curry favour.            out to be a very mighty man! He            eign ministry said Thursday.             "We used to focus mainly
    Waziristan, according to a                    prowess.                                   agency.                                  Putin and Berlusconi have           raped 10 women. I would never                  "We're in contact with           on AQIM, now we have to
    source cited by CNN. There is                    "However much they nag                     He was speaking in praise of       repeatedly talked of their close       have expected this from him,”              the kidnappers, physically,          watch everything at the
    no explanation yet on how he                  Signor Berlusconi for his spe-             Berlusconi's financial belt-          relationship and have visited          Putin was quoted as saying. AFP            by phone and through inter-          same time," a Nigerien army
    was killed. IANS                                                                                                                                                                                                 mediaries," a mediator said.         officer explained. AFP




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180 000 à débattre. Tel.      Mazda, Suzuki etc. Tel.                                            748-3785                        Terrain 11P à Goodlands.       736-3516                      étage. Tel: 936-4937             252-7614                        dames pour pâtisserie
                              233-2254, 253-1607              Minibus kia 12 seats dri-                                          Tel. 712-0453                                                                                                                 habitant P-Louis ou les
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                                                                                                 toucher avec pont Rs            Lafayette. Tel:424-0332        amenities situated in         Royale B-Bassin vis-à-vis        425-4242, 938-9419              Tel: 212-1628
Tel. 727-0070                 an.90 Rs 60,000. Tel:           neuve. Urgent tel.
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battre. Tel.
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BMW an.90 Rs 85,000 à         Mazda RX8 an.03 red 5                                                                                                             roomed flat Ebene Cy-         mandel. Tel. 253-1607            Tel. 293-8838 de 13-
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                                                                                                 Pailles 363ts. Tel:                                                                                                                                           250-8333
                              tiable. Tel: 259-6746,          p/s bon état Rs 125,000 à                                          Tour Koenig Phase 1. Tel.                                       BUNGALOW
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battre ass/ dec 2012. Tel:    Nissan B14 an.96 5                                                 Terrain résidentiel d'un lot
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Jaguar an.02 Rs 850 000.                                                                                                         kitchen, lounge & living                                     Tel. 773-2322                    mission. Tel: 772-8117          Cherche jeune homme
                              731-8601, 774-3793              496-2981                           coas. Tel: 718-3294,                                           Appartement au nord
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                              Rebuilt engine available        G.V état impeccable Rs                                                                            Tel. 429-4940                 500mts de la plage               Q.Bornes. Tel: 761-4795         dent P-Wilhems. Tel:
Citroën ZX Dec 93 Rs                                                                             No2 Palma Q-Borne. Tel.         7.5M negotiable. Tel:
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                              BF3p an.94 avec assur-
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                                       Danes vote for first woman PM
 NEWSDIGEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aussie
 Chinese condoms too
 small for S Africans                  DANISH OPPOSITION WINS VOTE, HELLE THORNING-SCHMIDT BECOMES FIRST WOMAN PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PM’s
  JOHANNESBURG: A South
  African court has blocked the
                                                                                               Copenhagen, September 16             British Labour party leader Neil       mark’s autonomous territories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      boyfriend
  government from buying 11
  million female condoms from
  China, saying they are too                                                                   Denmark’s centre-left was on
                                                                                            Friday celebrating victory, and the
                                                                                                                                    Kinnock.
                                                                                                                                       Not far away, the atmosphere at
                                                                                                                                    the election party held for Ras-
                                                                                                                                                                           Greenland and the Faroe Islands
                                                                                                                                                                           had yet to be officially tallied and
                                                                                                                                                                           were not yet included in the score,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      speaks out
  small, a newspaper reported
  Friday. The finance ministry                                                              country’s first woman prime min-        mussen’s Liberal Party was less        though they were unlikely to re-              Sydney, September 16
  had awarded a contract to a                                                               ister, after narrowly winning a gen-    cheerful.                              verse the results, according to ob-
  firm called Siqamba Medical,                                                              eral election to end a decade in           “Earlier this evening I called      servers.                                      The boyfriend of Aus-
  which planned to buy the                                                                  opposition.                             Helle Thorning-Schmidt. I con-            At the 2007 elections, the terri-       tralian Prime Minister Julia
  Phoenurse condoms from                                                                       “We did it!” opposition leader       gratulated her and told her she        tories handed three votes to the           Gillard has hit out at people
  China, the Beeld newspaper                                                                Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 44, told        now has the chance to form a new       centre-left and one to the centre-         bullying his partner, saying
  said. A rival firm, Sekunjalo                                                             ecstatic supporters, as final results   government,” Rasmussen, 47, told       right.                                     women are among the
  Investments Corporation,                                                                  showed her bloc had won Thurs-          his disappointed supporters.              The centre-right defeat spells          worst culprits.
  turned to the High Court in                                                               day’s vote.                                Rasmussen, whose formation          an end to the powerful influence              Gillard is Australia’s first
  Pretoria after losing the bid,                                                               “We made history today,”             remained the country’s biggest         wielded by the populist, anti-im-          female leader and is under
  arguing that their condoms                                                                added the Social Democratic             and gained a seat from the 2007        migration Danish People’s Party            huge pressure with her rat-
  were 20 per cent larger than                                                              leader as she prepared to become        election, to 47, insisted his oppo-    (DPP).                                     ings in opinion polls at
  the Chinese ones. AFP                                                                     prime minister.                         nent’s government would not last.         For 10 years, the DPP has pres-         record lows.
                                                                                               With all the votes from main-                                                                                             In some recent protests
 Ban on Muslim street                                                                       land Denmark counted, it was
                                                                                            clear the centre-left bloc headed       Many supporters on two wheels rang their bells to hail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      she has been called a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “bitch” and a “witch” and
 prayers in France                                                                          by Thorning-Schmidt had taken
                                                                                            89 seats in Denmark’s 179-seat          Thorning-Schmidt, the elegant, blond daughter-in-law of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tim Mathieson, a former
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hairdresser who is known as
  PARIS: A ban on Muslims                                                                   parliament against 86 for exiting                                                                                         Australia’s ‘First Bloke’, said
  praying in the streets of France                                                          Prime Minister Lars Loekke Ras-         former British Labour party leader Neil Kinnock.                                  he could not understand
  came into effect Friday, as two                                                           mussen’s centre-right government                                                                                          why women were among
  new places of worship opened                                                              and parliamentary supporters.                                                                                             Gillard’s biggest critics.
  to accommodate the overflow                                                                  As the results became clear, her        “This evening I hand the keys to    sured the centre-right coalition to           “Being a woman, I think
  from mosques in Paris and                                                                 supporters went wild, dancing           the prime minister’s office to Helle   adopt some of Europe’s most dra-           she’s gets targeted quite a
  Marseille. Interior Minister                                                              away to James Brown’s “I Feel           Thorning-Schmidt,” he said, be-        conian immigration and integra-            bit by the big boys in town,”
  Claude Gueant had said last                                                               Good” and waving posters of her         fore adding: “Dear Helle, look after   tion regulations, in exchange for          he told the Sydney Daily
  week that there would be "no                                                              smiling face.                           the keys, because you’re only bor-     its support on other issues in par-        Telegraph. “I also think she
  prayers in the street from Sep-                                                              Cars honked their horns as they      rowing them.”                          liament.                                   gets as big a hard time from
  tember 16." "If by chance there                                                           drove past the election party              He was expected to submit his           After losing three seats, DPP          women. I think they should
  are contrarians, we will put a       Helle Thorning-Schmidt Denmark’s first woman         venue, and in Europe’s bicycle          resignation to Queen Margrethe         leader Pia Kjaersgaard acknowl-            probably think, would they
  stop to it," he said. The ban        prime minister arrives at the Danish parliament      capital.                                later Friday.                          edged to her supporters that               like it to happen to them?
  coincides with the opening           at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen Septem-          Many supporters on two                  A total of 90 seats are needed      “we’re putting ourselves in opposi-           “Would they like being
  of a new place of worship for        ber 16. The centre-left bloc, headed by Helle        wheels rang their bells to hail         for an absolute majority in the        tion,” but vowed her party would           called some nasty names?”
  Muslims in northern Paris. DPA       Thorning-Schmidt, won 89 seats in the 179-seat       Thorning-Schmidt, the elegant,          179-seat parliament.                   not let the centre-left rest. “We will     he added. AFP
                                       parliament. Photo AFP                                blond daughter-in-law of former            Four seats reserved for Den-        be biting at their heels.”AFP
 Emergency law
 slammed in Cairo
  CAIRO: Hundreds of people
                                       Crew makes safe return to                                                      Uganda                                  MEDVEDEV VISITS BUSINESS SCHOOL
  gathered in Cairo's Tahrir
  Square Friday to protest
  against the recent expansion
                                       Earth after space crash                                                        sentences
  of the emergency law, amid
  palpable anger over the mili-
  tary's handling of transition
                                         Moscow, September 16

                                          Three astronauts returned safely
                                                                                 “A bulls-eye landing for the Soyuz
                                                                              TMA-21,” a NASA commentator said
                                                                              in a live video feed.
                                                                                                                      2 for 2010
  from autocratic rule.Last week
  the ruling Supreme Council of
  the Armed Forces (SCAF)
                                       to Earth from the International
                                       Space Station on Friday aboard a So-
                                       viet-era capsule whose mission fol-
                                                                                 While the Russian mission con-
                                                                              trol also flashed a message on its
                                                                              screen reading: “Landing con-
                                                                                                                      bombing
  widened the scope of the             lows an unprecedented spate of         firmed!”                                    Kampala, September 16
  emergency law -- restricted in       Russian space accidents.                  A smiling but weary commander
  2010 by ousted president                Space officials said the Soyuz      Alexander Samokutyaye was later             A court in Uganda on
  Hosni Mubarak to narcotics           TMA-21 capsule landed on its side in   shown being carried out of the cap-     Friday sentenced two men
  and terrorism -- to strikes, traf-   the wind-swept steppes of the ex-So-   sule in the arms of rescue Kazakh       for 25 years and five years
  fic disruption and the spread-       viet republic of Kazakhstan at 0400    workers under a dazzling blue           for their role in July 2010
  ing of rumours. AFP                  GMT.                                   sky. AFP                                bomb attacks that killed at
                                                                                                                      least 76 people, the region’s
                                                                                                                      worst attacks in more than
                                                                                                                      a decade.
                                                                                                                          Edris Nsubuga, a Ugan-
                                                                                                                      dan, who admitted charges
                                                                                                                      of terrorism, was jailed for
                                                                                                                      25 years, while his compa-
                                                                                                                      triot Muhamoud Mugisha
                                                                                                                      was sentenced to five years
                                                                                                                      for conspiracy to commit                President Dmitry Medvedev (centre) speaks with students of Skolkovo
                                                                                                                      terrorism, said judge Al-               business school during a visit on September 16, 2011. Photo AFP
                                                                                                                      fonse Owiny-Dollo.
                                                                                                                          “Taking all factors into


                                                                                                                                                      US Supreme Court stays
                                                                                                                      consideration, I sentence
                                                                                                                      him (Nsubuga) to 25 years
                                                                                                                      in jail for each of the three
                                                                                                                      counts. The sentences
                                                                                                                      should run concurrently,”
                                                                                                                      said Owiny-Dollo. The
                                                                                                                      judge said he spared Nsub-
                                                                                                                                                      race-tinged Texas execution
                                                                                                                      uga the death penalty since        Washington, September 16      of his ex-girlfriend and an-        Buck’s execution had
                                                                                                                      he had admitted his guilt,                                       other person.                    been set to take place
                                                                                                                      despite the “indelible mark        The US Supreme Court              Buck was praying in his      Thursday after 6:00 pm in
                                                                                                                      they leave in bleeding          has halted the execution of a    cell when told of the deci-      Huntsville, Texas. The US
                                                                                                                      hearts of many incon-           black man sentenced for          sion, a Texas Department of      Supreme Court or Texas
                                                                                                                      solable families.” “I heart-    two murders in a racially-       Criminal Justice spokesman       Governor Rick Perry, cur-
                                                                                                                      ened to his expression of       charged trial in Texas, where    told reporters, quoting him      rently front-runner for the
                                                                                                                      contrition, but he was clear    White House hopeful Rick         as saying: “God is worthy to     2012 Republican presiden-
                                                                                                                      headed in all that he did.”     Perry has defended the           be praised. God’s mercy tri-     tial nomination, had until
                                                                                                                          The      attacks     were   death penalty.                   umphs over judgment, and I       midnight to authorise a stay.
                                                                                                                      claimed by Somalia’s Al-           Texas Department of           feel good.” Buck had already        Neither Buck’s attorney
                                                                                                                      Qaeda-inspired Shebab           Corrections officials told       eaten his last meal of fried     nor prosecutors dispute his
                                                                                                                      rebels in revenge for Ugan-     AFP that the execution of        chicken, salad, French fries,    conviction for the double-
                                                                                                                      dan military involvement        Duane Buck had been tem-         fried fish, jalapeno peppers     murder, but they have ar-
                                                                                                                      in the African Union’s force    porarily halted late Thurs-      and apples, the Texas Tri-       gued that racial considera-
                                                                                                                      protecting Western-backed       day, when he was to be put       bune quoted spokesman,           tions factored into the sen-
                                                                                                                      Somali government.AFP           to death for the 1995 murder     Jason Clark, as saying.          tencing phase of his trial. AFP



                                                                                                                       Greenpeace celebrates 40th anniv
                                                                                                                          Vancouver, September 16                                       ic tests in 1972. Young sun-     said to loud applause, not-
                                                                                                                                                                                        burned activists in jeans        ing that their example had
                                                                                                                          Greenpeace celebrated        Young sunburned                  joined the remaining and         inspired millions.
                                                                                                                      its 40th anniversary Thurs-      activists in jeans joined        increasingly elderly Green-         Janice George, chief of
                                                                                                                      day in Vancouver, with the                                        peace founders, many still       local Squamish aboriginal
                                                                                                                      environmental group prais-       the remaining and                sporting the long hair of        band, thanked Greenpeace
                                                                                                                      ing the Canadian city’s role                                      Vancouver’s counter-cul-         for its work ‘taking care for
                                                                                                                      in spawning a global move-       increasingly elderly             ture hippie days, in the         generations to come.’
                                                                                                                      ment at the forefront of         Greenpeace founders              Canadian city to mark the           A song about the danger
                                                                                                                      green activism.                                                   anniversary.                     of oil pollution to Canada’s
                                                                                                                          It was from Vancouver                                             “They said by putting        coastal waters by Ta’Kaiya
                                                                                                                      that a boat named “Green-        American nuclear testing.        our lives and bodies on the      Blaney, a 10-year old girl
                                                                                                                      peace” set off on September      The US Coast Guard               line, we can make a differ-      from the Sliammon First
                                                                                                                      15, 1971 for Amchitka Is-        blocked it, but the cam-         ence,” Greenpeace Interna-       Nation, earned a standing
                                                                                                                      land, Alaska, to protest         paign helped end the atom-       tional director Kumi Naidoo      ovation. AFP
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                                             Seoul arrests N Korean agent
   NEWSDIGEST                                                                                                                                                                                                           China keen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to avoid
                                             AGENT PLOTTED TO ASSASSINATE OUTSPOKEN ANTI-PYONGYANG ACTIVIST WITH POISON-TIPPED NEEDLE
                                                Seoul, September 16            border propaganda leaflets                                           wants to help our efforts. But    across the border at launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        total schism:
                                                South Korea has arrested a
                                                                               fiercely critical of the North’s
                                                                               regime.                             The agent, identified            then I was told by the NIS not
                                                                                                                                                    to go to the meeting due to the
                                                                                                                                                                                      sites for the towering gas bal-
                                                                                                                                                                                      loons that carry the leaflet      Vatican
                                             North Korean agent who plot-
                                             ted to assassinate an outspo-
                                                                                   He said the plot was foiled
                                                                               by South Korea’s National In-
                                                                                                                   only as An, was in               risk of assassination,” said
                                                                                                                                                    Park. “Following advice from
                                                                                                                                                                                      bundles. Recent leaflets have
                                                                                                                                                                                      urged North Koreans to rise          Vatican City, September 16
                                             ken anti-Pyongyang activist       telligence Service (NIS).           possession of the needle         intelligence authorities and      up “like Libyan rebels” and
                                             with a poison-tipped needle,          An, a former North Korean                                        police, I don’t see any           topple the regime.                    China’s Communist rulers will
                                             the intended victim and a         special forces commando
                                                                                                                   and other weapons at the         strangers these days.”               Park told Yonhap a woman       not go as far as creating a complete-
                                             news report said Friday.          aged in his 40s, came to the        time of his arrest Yonhap           An NIS spokesman said the      who claimed to be a defector      ly separate Church, despite increas-
                                                The agent, identified only     South in the late 1990s as a de-                                     agency did not comment on         had visited his office and of-    ingly frosty relations with the Vati-
                                             as An, was in possession of the   fector but disappeared several      news agency said.                cases under investigation.        fered help in his campaigns to    can, Chinese archbishop Savio Hon
                                             needle and other weapons at       years ago, according to Yon-                                            Park is a former North Ko-     send the leaflets.                Tai Fai said.
                                             the time of his arrest, Yonhap    hap.                                                                 rean defector who along with         But the woman disap-               “I don’t think it is the govern-
    A worker puts the finishing              news agency said.                     After resurfacing in the        ing with An at a subway sta-     other activists sends thou-       peared afterwards, he said.       ment’s intention for a schismatic
   touches on an advertising                    The target of the apparent     South in February, An sought        tion in southern Seoul on Sep-   sands of anti-Pyongyang           Yonhap said authorities were      church in China,” Hon said.
   billboard in Hong Kong on                 plot, the latest of several       to meet Park.                       tember 3.                        leaflets across the border,       looking for her as a suspect.         However, Hon also added that
   September 16. Photo AFP                   blamed on Pyongyang, was              But Park, alerted by the           “An told me by phone that     sparking angry protests from         North Korea has a history      China considers episcopal ordina-
                                             activist Park Sang-Hak, who is    anti-espionage agency, said         he was to be accompanied by      North Korea.                      of trying to silence critics in   tions without the pope’s mandate
                                             involved in launching cross-      he did not show up for a meet-      a visitor from Japan who            It has threatened to fire      the South. AFP                    to be “viable... at least for the mo-
   Nepal in ‘last chance’                                                                                                                                                                                               ment.”

   for peace says PM
     KATHMANDU: Nepal’s new
                                             Kerala temple’s                                    PROTESTERS CALL FOR AN END TO VFA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The 60-year-old Chinese prelate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is the deputy head of the Vatican’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Congregation for the Evangeliza-
     prime minister used his first
     public address on Friday to
     warn that the nation is being
                                             vault B to                                                                                                                                                                 tion of Peoples, which is responsi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ble for the church’s missionary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        work.
     given its “last chance” to unite
     in peace or face being drawn
     back into armed conflict.
                                             remain closed                                                                                                                                                                  A spate of unauthorised ordina-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tions and arrests of “clandestine”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Catholics since November 2010 has
     Baburam Bhattarai, elected                 New Delhi, September 16                                                                                                                                                 further soured the already volatile
     three weeks ago, said in the                                                                                                                                                                                       relations between Beijing and the
                                                The Supreme court Friday said the                                                                                                                                       Holy See.
     televised speech the country
                                             question of opening vault B of Ker-                                                                                                                                            Catholics in China -- numbering
     was “standing at the juncture
                                             ala’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple                                                                                                                                          5.7 million according to official es-
     of history” and urged opposi-
                                             will be considered only after steps                                                                                                                                        timates and 12 million according to
     tion parties to help complete
                                             have been taken for the protection                                                                                                                                         independent sources -- are divided
     the peace process and write
                                             and conservation of the artefacts that                                                                                                                                     between an “official” Catholic
     a new constitution. “It’s not
                                             were taken out from other vaults                                                                                                                                           church and the “underground”
     possible to accomplish all the
                                                An apex court bench of Justice RV                                                                                                                                       Church, loyal to the pope but under
     tasks that the previous govern-
                                             Raveendran and Justice AK Patnaik                                                                                                                                          increasing pressure from authori-
     ment left us,” the Maoist pre-
                                             gave the ruling while reserving its or-                                                                                                                                    ties.
     mier said. "But if there is trust,
                                             der on the recommendations of the                                                                                                                                              The prelate -- who was nominat-
     cooperation and consensus
                                             expert committee on the security of                                                                                                                                        ed to his role by Pope Benedict XVI
     among political parties, we are
                                             the valuables from other vaults.                                                                                                                                           in December -- said he thought
     committed to complete the
                                                The court will pass its directions                                                                                                                                      China knew it had reached a
     remaining tasks.” AFP
                                             on Wednesday. Justice Raveendran                                                                                                                                           boundary with the illegitimate or-
                                             said that while the court will uphold                                                                                                                                      dinations “beyond which they
   Tibetan prime minister                    the traditions and faith of the devo-                                                                                                                                      should not go.”
   sets up cabinet                           tees, it will not let them come in the
                                             way of providing security to temple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the interview, conducted in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        English, Hon dismissed the idea
     DHARMASALA: The Tibetan                 treasure. The court said, “Somewhere                                                                                                                                       that China was aiming for a “totally
     government-in-exile Friday set          down the line, a compromise has to                                                                                                                                         independent national church”.
     up a six-member cabinet. The            be hammered between tradition and                                                                                                                                              He added, “If that was the case,
     cabinet includes two women              faith, and the security of the temple                                                                                                                                      then in China there would be an-
     ministers, including former             treasure.”                                         Protesters wearing masks and holding banners rally near the US embassy in Manila on September 16. Pro-                  other duplicate of the Anglican
     deputy speaker of the Tibetan              Rubies, diamonds, gold statues                  testers are calling for an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) as part of the 20th year commemoration            church. Who would be the head of
     parliament Dolma Gyari, said            and coins found in the five vaults                 of the closing down of US bases in the country.The US military set up their naval and air presence in 1901              the China church? The government
     an official spokesperson.               opened so far have been unofficially               and 1903 respectively as they took colonial control of the Philippines, with Subic becoming the repair and              declares itself atheist, it would be
     Prime Minister Lobsang San-             estimated to be valued at over Rs 1                supply yard of the US 7th Fleet that ruled the Pacific. Photo AFP                                                       very paradoxical if it ran the
     gay introduced the six on the           lakh crore. IANS                                                                                                                                                           church.” AFP
     first day of the inaugural ses-


                                             Malaysia PM’s pledge
     sion of the 15th Tibetan parlia-
     ment-in-exile. Sangay told re-
     porters that he was “happy
     and thankful for the confi-
     dence that the parliamentari-
     ans have showed in him”. The
     new ministers are Dongchung
     Ngodup, Tsering Dhundup,
                                             gets wary welcome
                                                Kuala Lumpur, September 16
     Pema Chhinjor, Dolma Gyari,
     Dicki Chhoyang and Tsering                  Malaysia’s government must
     Wangchuk. IANS                          flesh out its plan to overhaul op-
                                             pressive security laws before a victo-
   Bhutan king to marry                      ry for human rights can be declared,
                                             opposition figures and activists said
   on October 13                             Friday. Ahead of expected elections,
     SANAWAR: The date is set for            Prime Minister Najib Razak said
     a royal wedding. Bhutan’s               Thursday he would repeal a law al-
     31-year-old king Jigme Khesar           lowing detention without trial,
     Namgyel Wangchuck will tie              which campaigners said was a po-
     the knot with his India-edu-            tential     watershed      validating
     cated bride, Jetsun Pema, Oct           decades of campaigning for civil lib-
     13, an official of her alma             erties.
     mater here said Friday.Jetsun               Amnesty International called it a
     is an alumna of the prestigious         “significant step forward for human
                                             rights” in the Muslim-majority
     Lawrence School in the
                                             country, while the Human Rights
     Kasauli hills here and her
                                             Commission of Malaysia praised
     younger sister Serchen Doma
                                             Najib’s “historic and bold decision”.
     is still studying here. The fami-
                                                 But with memories still fresh of a    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib
     ly has sought leave for her to
                                             crackdown on a July rally for elec-       Razak speaks to the national
     attend the wedding. “Jetsun
                                             toral reform, government oppo-            television station in Kuala Lumpur
     Pema, who was with us three
                                             nents demanded clarity on two new         on September 15. Photo AFP
     years back, is going to wed
                                             laws the premier said would replace
     with Bhutan’s king Oct 13,”
                                             the draconian Internal Security Act       “However, we must be cautious
     said her teacher Deepak
                                             (ISA) and other legislation.              over whether (the new laws) will ac-
     Bahuguna. He said an e-mail
                                                 They expressed particular con-        tually guarantee freedom or just re-
     in this regard was received by
                                             cern with Najib’s statement that the      place the present law,” added An-
     the school authorities from
                                             new laws would retain some pre-           war, a former deputy premier and
     her mother two days back.
                                             ventive detention powers, albeit for      past ISA detainee who is on trial for
     “She informed us about
                                             shorter periods and subject to more       sodomy.
     Pema’s wedding and requested
                                             court oversight.                              Najib must call fresh elections by
     the school authorities to allow
                                                 “I welcome the repeal of the ISA,     2013 but is widely expected to call
     her younger daughter to travel
                                             which has been long fought for by         them sooner. He made the an-
     to Bhutan to attend celebra-
                                             the people and opposed by (the            nouncement in an apparent bid to
     tions,” he added. Serchen
                                             government),” opposition leader           shore up his chances against a frac-
     Doma is a Class 12 student at           Anwar Ibrahim said in a Twitter           tured yet increasingly potent oppo-
     Lawrence. IANS                          posting while on a trip abroad.           sition alliance. AFP




  India, China record high urbanisation
     Washington, September 16                 Güneralp, who led the study, says    by 2030 there will be an additional
                                           by 2030 expanding cities will gobble    1.47 billion people living in urban
     Cities in India, China and Africa     up a landmass as big as Mongolia or     areas.
  are recording the world’s highest        590,000 sq miles, globally.                “Where cities grow the most
  rates of urbanisation, according to a       He is part of a team that includes   seem to be near coastal areas, and
  new study.                               three other researchers from Yale,      this is a very noticeable trend,” Gün-
     Population growth is driving ur-      Stanford and Arizona State, the         eralp says.
  banisation, especially in developing     journal Public Library of Science          He adds, “This makes coastal ar-
  regions like India, says Burak Gün-      ONE reports.                            eas a special area of concern be-
  eralp, research assistant professor in      “Our study covered the 30 years      cause people and infrastructures
  geography at Texas A&M University.       from 1970 to 2000, and we found         are at risk to rising sea levels, flood-
     “This massive urbanisation...is       that urban growth is occurring at       ing, hurricanes, tsunamis and other
  happening worldwide, but India,          the highest rates in developing         disasters.
  China and Africa have experienced        countries,” according to a Texas           “All over the world, people like to
  the highest rates of urban land ex-      statement.                              live by the water, so it’s a trend that
  pansion,” Güneralp explains.                The United Nations predicts that     will likely not change.” IANS
 “
     GROWTH SHOULD BE CLOSER
     TO THREE PER CENT THAN
     2.5 PER CENT. — MERKEL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      WITH CURRENT ANTI-INFLATIONARY
                                                                                                                                                                                                      STANCE. — SUBBARAO

                                                                                                                                                                                                           PORT LOUIS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ”

 NEWSDIGEST
                                       India hikes key rates by 25 basis points
                                          Mumbai, September 16             their quickest pace in more                                                                              And last month, India post-             and-watch mode,” he added.
                                                                           than a year last month.                                                                               ed its slowest gross domestic                  India’s benchmark whole-
                                          India’s central bank raised          Subbarao said in a state-                                                                         product (GDP) growth in six                sale price index accelerated to
                                       interest rates for the 12th time    ment it was “imperative to per-                                                                       quarters, rising by 7.7 per cent           a 13-month-peak of 9.78 per
                                       in 18 months to combat near         sist with the current anti-infla-                                                                     year-on-year, as expansion                 cent in August, up from 9.22
                                       double-digit inflation, despite     tionary stance”, adding future                                                                        was hit by the monetary tight-             per cent the previous month.
                                       indications of a slowdown in        rate decisions will be based on                                                                       ening. A rash of interest rate             Reducing prices has become a
                                       economic growth.                    “signs of downward movement                                                                           rises has dampened consumer                political priority for India’s
                                          The Reserve Bank of India        in the inflation trajectory”.                                                                         demand in a range of sectors               government, even as higher
                                       (RBI) on Friday raised its repo         “A premature change in the                                                                        from cars to property, making              growth is seen as key to reduc-
                                       rate, at which it lends to com-     policy stance could harden in-                                                                        loans costlier — and spelling              ing crushing poverty in the na-
                                       mercial banks, by a quarter         flationary expectations, there-                                                                       further bad news for the busi-             tion of 1.2 billion.
                                       percentage point to 8.25 per        by diluting the impact of past                                                                        ness community.                               The surge in inflation was
                                       cent and increased the reverse      policy actions.”                                                                                         Business leaders have                   initially triggered by spiralling
                                       repo — the rate it pays to              The RBI is on its longest run                                                                     urged the central bank to put              food prices and then exacer-
 A man checks his mobile phone         banks for deposits — to 7.25        of monetary tightening in a                                                                           rates on hold, fearing inflation           bated by rising global com-
 in front of a display board           per cent. After a meeting of        decade and has said it is pre-                                                                        — and a lack of important eco-             modity prices and higher fuel
 showing the Hang Seng Index in        policymakers in the financial       pared to fight inflation even at    Members from the opposition BJP burn an effigy of petroleum       nomic reforms — could hit                  costs. State-owned energy
 Hong Kong on Friday.                  capital Mumbai, RBI governor        the cost of economic growth.        minister Jayapal Reddy and a scooter during a protest against     further investment and cut                 companies on Thursday hiked
 Photo AFP                             Duvvuri Subbarao said the               The repo rate is now at a       petrol price hikes in Hyderabad on Friday. Photo AFP              growth. Deepali Bhargava,                  petrol prices by five per cent
                                       move was necessary because          near three-year peak and the                                                                          chief India economist at Espir-            to stem losses from high crude
                                       inflation remained high and         reverse repo is at its highest      Asian economy.                   slackening. Industrial output ito Santo Securities, said: “This             prices, leading to condemna-
 RIM quarterly sales                   well above the bank’s “comfort
                                       zone” of around five per cent.
                                                                           level in more than a decade.
                                                                               Overall, India has the high-
                                                                                                                  However, latest data show grew by just 3.3 per cent year- hike should mark the peaking
                                                                                                               the blistering pace of growth in on-year in July — its slowest in of the rate increase cycle. “We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tion from opposition parties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            which called the move “infla-
 fall by 10 per cent                      Consumer prices rose at          est inflation rate of any large     Asia’s third largest economy is nearly two years.                 expect them to go in the wait-             tionary.” AFP
   PORT LOUIS: Research In Mo-
   tion (RIM) reported revenues
   for its fiscal second quarter to
   August 27 down by 10 per cent
                                       Indonesia strike Gazprom, ENI reaffirm Libya oil alliance                                                                                            UNCTAD, WTO
   from a year earlier, to $4.2 bil-
   lion. During the quarter, RIM
   shipped 10.6 million BlackBer-
                                       slashes Freeport                                          Moscow, September 16          "Gazprom and ENI
                                                                                                                            have signed an agree-
                                                                                                                                                             its oil arm Gazprom
                                                                                                                                                             Neft, values the stake at
                                                                                                                                                                                            put food security
   ry smartphones and 200,000
                                       mine production                                           ENI and Gazprom
                                                                                              have signed an agree-
                                                                                                                            ment reaffirming the
                                                                                                                            agreements signed on
                                                                                                                                                             $163 million. Libya's new
                                                                                                                                                             transitional government
   PlayBook tablets. RIM said
   shipments fell slightly short of
   expectations, due to lower de-
   mand for older models and its
                                          Timika, September 16
                                                                                              ment confirming the
                                                                                              handover to the Russian
                                                                                              giant of a Libyan oil field
                                                                                                                            February 16, which laid
                                                                                                                            out the future handover
                                                                                                                            to Gazprom of ENI's 50
                                                                                                                                                             had hinted that it may
                                                                                                                                                             punish Russian firms for
                                                                                                                                                             Moscow's refusal to sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                            at centre stage
   new BlackBerry 7 phones                A strike at Freeport McMoRan’s huge
                                       gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia
                                                                                              the Italian firm held be-
                                                                                              fore Moamer Kadhafi's
                                                                                                                            per cent stake," an ENI
                                                                                                                            spokesman said. The
                                                                                                                                                             port the insurgents' cause
                                                                                                                                                             at the start of the war.
                                                                                                                                                                                            DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES FOR
   launching only late in the
   quarter. The company gener-         has slashed production by 230,000 tonnes               fall, an ENI spokesman        agreement, which was                 In October 1997, an in-    THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYSTEM
   ated net profit of $329 million     a day, the energy and minerals ministry                said on Friday.               was signed on the side-          ternational consortium
   or 63 cents a share, down from      said on Friday.                                           Russian      President     lines of an investment fo-       led by British company            Independent News Service       – are fundamental. The evo-
   $797 million or $1.46 per share        The production cut at the mine in east-             Dmitry Medvedev and           rum in the Black Sea re-         LASMO, along with ENI             Port Louis, September 16       lution of the international
   a year ago. The result included     ern Indonesia’s Papua province represents              Italian Prime Minister        sort city of Sochi, gives        (33 per cent) and a group                                        trading system depends on
   a one-time charge of $118 mil-      daily losses of $6.7 million in government             Silvio Berlusconi oversaw     Gazprom a 33.3 per cent          of five South Korean com-          World merchandise ex-         taking stock of the “role of
   lion for its restructuring pro-     revenue, energy and minerals minister Dar-             the signing of the frame-     stake of the consortium          panies, announced that it      ports recorded their largest-     trade in the global agricul-
   gramme announced in July.           win Zahedy Saleh said. “The government                 work Elephant deal in         developing the south-            had discovered large re-       ever annual expansion of 14       tural sector”, stated Lamy,
   RIM cash position fell to $1.4      will help facilitate the negotiations. I will          February just weeks           western Libyan field.            coverable crude reserves       per cent in volume terms,         citing food security as a
   billion at the end of June, after   visit West Papua (on Friday),” Saleh said.             before the NATO-led of-          The Russian natural           (around 700 million bar-       and 22 per cent in value          main concern.
   the company spent $780 mil-            Freeport’s Grasberg mine sits on some of            fensive began against         gas giant, which plans to        rels) at the NC-174 Block,     terms in 2010, data released          Lamy remarked that “the
   lion to participate in the con-     the world’s richest gold and copper re-                Kadhafi's forces.             develop the field through        southwestern field. AFP        during the annual Trade and       predictions, at the start of
   sortium that bought Nortel’s        serves, and the company’s local unit is the                                                                                                          Development Board pro-            the 2008 crisis, that protec-
   patent portfolio. For fiscal Q3,    largest single taxpayer to the Indonesian                                                                                                            gramme showed.                    tionist measures would in-
   RIM forecast stronger revenue       government, contributing billions of dollars                                                                                                             The first quarter of 2011     crease, were fortunately
                                       a year to state coffers.                                                                                                                             saw the volume of world ex-       wrong”. Although overall
   of $5.3 billion-$5.6 billion, a
   gross margin around 37 per             Around 9,000 Freeport workers began a                    SANRIO'S DJ HELLO KITTY ON DISPLAY                                                       ports exceed pre-crisis lev-      protectionism has been
   cent and BlackBerry smart-          month-long strike on Thursday in Timika                                                                                                              els. In spite of the slow re-     contained, this positive
   phone shipments between             town demanding better wages.                                                                                                                         covery and the current debt       trend seems to have lost
   13.5 million and 14.5 million          The current lowest wage is $1.50 an hour,                                                                                                         crisis in the Eurozone, the       momentum in the past six
   units. Adjusted EPS, excluding      which workers want raised to $17, the                                                                                                                multilateral trading system       months, and that is a matter
   any one-time items, is estimat-     labour union said. The workers want the                                                                                                              continues to function and         of concern. Reiterating that
   ed at $1.20-$1.40 for the third     maximum hourly rate of $3.50 to rise to $43.                                                                                                         WTO plays a vital role in         a lot more needs to be done
   quarter. For the full year, the        The union said the company had offered                                                                                                            monitoring national trade         “towards designing a more
   company expects adjusted            workers a wage increase of 11 per cent.                                                                                                              policies and resolving trade      coherent international agri-
   EPS at the low end of its earlier      On Friday morning a thousand workers                                                                                                              disputes.                         cultural trade policy frame-
   indicated range of $5.25-$6. INS    travelled from Timika to Kuala Kencana                                                                                                                   Dr Supachai Panitchpak-       work”, WTO’s director-gen-
                                       town 20 kilometres away, where Freeport                                                                                                              di, secretary-general of          eral added that domestic
 European car sales                    has employee housing and offices.
                                          Union spokesman Juli Parorongan said
                                                                                                                                                                                            UNCTAD and Pascal Lamy,
                                                                                                                                                                                            director-general of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              policies and their implica-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tions on natural resources
 rebound in August                     that more striking workers would go to
                                       Kuala Kencana on Saturday. “We expect
                                                                                                                                                                                            World Trade Organisation
                                                                                                                                                                                            (WTO) addressed the annu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              management,          property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rights, energy, transporta-
   BRUSSELS: New car sales re-         9,000 to 10,000 workers to gather there,” he                                                                                                         al Trade and Development          tion, and distribution net-
   bounded in Europe in August         said. Freeport was unable to confirm the                                                                                                             Board, UNCTAD’s governing         work credit systems are the
   after falling for two months in     slash in production.                                                                                                                                 body, to discuss how trade        key elements of a successful
   a row, industry figures showed         “The company is still trying to assess the                                                                                                        and agricultural policies are     international agricultural
   on Friday. A total of 753,709       impact of the strike on production and                                                                                                               at the core of development        trade policy.
   new cars were registered in the     shipment,” company spokesman Ramdani                                                                                                                 issues. He stressed the need          Dr Nabarro, special rep-
   European Union last month,          Sirait said. Workers disrupted production in                                                                                                         to look at the financial crisis   resentative of the United
   up by 7.7 per cent from August      July when they went on a week-long strike                                                                                                            as a lever for engaging           Nations secretary-general
   2010, according to the Euro-        demanding wage hikes. Papua, a resource-                                                                                                             member States and to align        on Food Security and Nutri-
   pean Automobile Manufactur-         rich region on New Guinea island, has been                                                                                                           domestic policies so that         tion, said that a shared trade
   ers Association (ACEA). Car         the site of a low-level separatist insurgency                                                                                                        developing countries can          policy vision was crucial in
   sales had fallen by two per cent    since its incorporation into Indonesia in the               Sanrio's dj Hello Kitty is seen on display during a product exhibition at                log into the international        order to withstand future
   in July and 8.1 per cent in June.   1960s. Many indigenous Papuans say they                     the company's headquarters in Tokyo on Friday. Sanrio will open a shop                   trading system. He said that      food security shocks and
   In the biggest markets, sales       are being exploited and have sought help                    ‘Club KT’ featuring dj Hello Kitty in Tokyo. Photo AFP                                   in 2010 there had been “a ro-     create a framework to pro-
   rose in August by 18.3 per cent     from the international community. AFP                                                                                                                bust recovery fuelled by dy-      tect vulnerable populations
   in Germany, 7.3 per cent in                                                                                                                                                              namic growth in emerging          from the vagaries of the
   Britain, 5.9 per cent in Spain,

                                       China supports moves to settle EU crisis
                                                                                                                                                                                            economies”, but now the in-       commodities markets.
   3.1 per cent in France and 1.5                                                                                                                                                           ternational community was             The three keynote speak-
   per cent in Italy. In the first                                                                                                                                                          facing a growth crisis.           ers stressed the importance
   eight months of the year, a to-                                                                                                                                                              “The multilateral trading     of growth and social safety
   tal of 8,888,793 new cars were         Beijing, September 16               the eurozone's debt mountain.           Europe's struggling econo-      the United States and EU lead-        system (MTS) works as an          nets to prevent rising pro-
   registered in the EU, excluding                                               "We hope that many coun-          mies are increasingly looking to   ers to take bolder action to res-     insurance policy against          tectionism and to improve
   Malta and Cyprus, a drop of            China said on Friday it sup-        tries in the eurozone will give      cash-rich China — which is in-     cue their economies.                  protectionism,” noted Dr          the food security situation
   1.3 per cent compared to the        ported recent moves to address         play to their leadership role and    vesting a rising portion of its       "If the advanced economies         Supachai. It is precisely be-     of the millions of under-
   same period last year. AFP          the eurozone's runaway debt            have the capacity to solve these     world-leading foreign exchange     succumb to recession, the             cause of the fragile global       nourished people. In the in-
                                       crisis, which is threatening to        problems," foreign ministry          reserves in euro-denominated       emerging markets will not es-         economic recovery that the        teractive debate, UNCTAD
 Hermes to expand                      tip major economies back into          spokeswoman Jiang Yu told re-        assets — as a possible rescuer.    cape. Nobody will," she warned.       MTS faces greater chal-           member states confirmed
 Chinese brand                         recession and endangering
                                       emerging markets.
                                                                              porters at a press briefing. "We
                                                                              support the eurozone to take ef-
                                                                                                                      Chinese leaders have repeat-
                                                                                                                   edly expressed confidence in
                                                                                                                                                         On the same day, EU Eco-
                                                                                                                                                      nomic Affairs Commissioner
                                                                                                                                                                                            lenges. Cooperation to-
                                                                                                                                                                                            wards achieving the Millen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the importance of agricul-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ture and agricultural trade
   SHANGHAI: Shang Xia, the               The European Central Bank           forts to address the debt crisis,"   the region's economies during      Olli Rehn predicted the euro-         nium Development Goal             rules for development and
   brand Hermes launched a year        and its US, Japanese, Swiss and        Jiang said, echoing comments         the debt upheaval, which has       zone economy was set to come          (MDGs) and the targets set        discussed approaches for
   ago in Shanghai, will open out-     British counterparts announced         made earlier this week by Chi-       sparked global concern.            to a "virtual standstill" in the      at the fourth United Nations      the future of the multilateral
   lets in Paris and Beijing after     on Thursday they would inject          na's Premier Wen Jiabao, who            On Thursday, Christine La-      second half of the year, although     Conference on the Least De-       trading system against the
   sales beat expectations, the        extra dollar liquidity into banks      called on eurozone leaders to        garde, head of the International   he assured that Europe would          veloped Countries (LDCs) –        background of the impasse
   head of the French fashion la-      threatened by their exposure to        "put their own house in order."      Monetary Fund (IMF), pressed       avoid another recession. AFP          with agriculture at its centre    in the Doha Round.
   bel Patrick Thomas said. In-


                                       South African taxi industry ‘Santaco’ launches budget airlines
   dustry experts are closely
   watching the new brand to see
   what lessons it can offer to
   other high-end foreign labels
   looking to tap into China,             Johannesburg, September 16       tion's taxi operators, who col-     that shift. The new carrier           Mthembu acknowledged              change the way people look at        Ndebele said Santaco airline
   where a rising number of                                                lectively transport millions of     plans to fly from Lanseria Air-    that aviation was a tough in-        this mode of transport. For a        would help transform the im-
   wealthy people are snapping             South Africa's mini-bus in-     South Africans every day in of-     port, north of Johannesburg to     dustry that required expertise       long time flying has always          age of the taxi industry and re-
   up luxury goods. Thomas said        dustry, known for violent turf      ten battered 15-seat mini-bus-      Bhisho, in the Eastern Cape.       and experience to survive.           been associated with the well-       duce travel time for people
   that while the brand —              wars, on Friday launched a          es that stop wherever they             "This is our first route, we       "That is why we have part-        to-do," President Jacob Zuma         who rely on road transport.
   launched specifically for the       budget airline targeting small-     please. Disputes over routes        also plan to expand to other       nered with a company which           said at the event.                      "It is therefore not a pipe
   Chinese market — had yet to         er cities in remote areas.          and fares frequently turn vio-      underserved       routes    like   has the required skills and ex-         "By launching this airline,       dream that people from the
   make a profit, results were             "This airline would provide     lent with clashes at the ranks,     Mthatha, also in the Eastern       pertise in this field. We are not    the taxi industry has allowed        Eastern Cape could board an
   “largely above expectations,”       a unique travelling experience      but the industry is trying to       Cape" said Mthembu.                in this alone," said Mthembu,        itself to participate fully in the   aircraft in Johannesburg at an
   but did not give any specific       for our people, whom some           clean up its image and become          Santaco will partner with       addressing concerns that the         broader economy of this coun-        affordable price and reach
   figures. “A second shop and a       of them have never been on an       a formal business.                  Star Cargo, a charter company      industry's lack of expertise         try," said Zuma. South Africa        their destination without
   third shop should open in           airplane,"      said    Jabulani        Taxi bosses have raised 100     already operating at Johannes-     would make it a failure.             currently has three budget air-      spending ten hours on the
   Paris and Beijing, probably         Mthembu, president of the           million rands ($13.5 million)       burg's main OR Tambo Inter-           Mthembu said taxis would          lines, kulula, Mango and 1time       road each time they visit
   next September,” Thomas             South African National Taxi         for the venture, mainly from        national Airport, which would      provide a shuttle service to the     flying to all major airports         home," said Ndebele. Santaco
   told reporters in Shanghai          Council (Santaco).                  Santaco's membership.               provide aircrafts, crew and avi-   airports to ensure easy access.      around the country.                  has not yet announced dates
   on Thursday. AFP                        Santaco represents the na-          Santaco Airline is part of      ation licences.                       "This airline is going to            Transport minister Sbu            for its first flights. AFP
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   NEWSDIGEST                                          CHINA IS THE LARGEST CONSUMER OF COMMODITIES
                                                                                                                                                                  Spain’s public debt
                                                                                                                                                                  rises to 14-year high
                                                                                                                                                                  IT LIES ABOVE EU-AGREED CEILING OF 60 PER CENT OF GDP
                                                                                                                                                                     Madrid, September 16          lated debts amounted to         mulated debt to the Euro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   12.4 per cent of the coun-      pean Union limit of 60
                                                                                                                                                                     Spain’s     public    debt    try’s GDP - a record high.      per cent of gross domestic
                                                                                                                                                                  surged in the second quar-          The country’s overall        product by 2020.
                                                                                                                                                                  ter of 2011 to a 14-year high,   debt now lies above the Eu-        Spain has promised to re-
                                                                                                                                                                  the Bank of Spain said on        ropean Union-agreed ceil-       duce its annual public
                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, even as the govern-      ing of 60 per cent of GDP .     deficit from the equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                  ment battled to mop up red          But it is still well below   of 9.2 percent of gross do-
                                                                                                                                                                  ink in its annual budgets.       the European Union aver-        mestic product last year to
                                                                                                                                                                     Big shortfalls on the         age debt of 85.1 per cent of    six per cent of gross domes-
                                                                                                                                                                  government’s books are           GDP in 2010.                    tic product this year, four
   Workers install a red lantern for                                                                                                                              pushing up the overall debt         Spain has scrambled to       per cent in 2012 and three
   China's National Day celebra-                                                                                                                                  each year.                       stay ahead of the markets by    per cent in 2013.
   tions at Tiananmen Square in                                                                                                                                      By the second quarter of      taking sweeping measures           In August, the govern-
   Beijing on Friday. China's                                                                                                                                     2011, the public debt had        to ensure it can keep its       ment took steps to raise 4.9
   inflation rate has reached a                                                                                                                                   climbed to the equivalent of     promises to lower annual        billion euros by forcing big
   ‘turning point’ and will stabilise                                                                                                                             65.2 per cent of                                                             companies to pay
   in the coming months, a senior                                                                                                                                 gross domestic                                                               some tax install-
   official said. Photo AFP                            A worker shows a set of dragon-carved silver bars at a gold shop in Beijing on Friday.                     product (GDP)                                                                ments earlier and
                                                       China is the single largest consumer of almost all commodities according to Julian Zhu                     from 57.2 per cent    Spain’s public debt — a major source of                by obliging health
                                                       of Golman Sachs, including precious metals like gold and silver.Photo AFP                                  of GDP a year ear-    concern for financial markets fretting over            authorities to buy
   S Korea presidential                                                                                                                                           lier, the central
                                                                                                                                                                  bank said.            the sustainability of eurozone sovereign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cheaper generic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               medicines       in-
   official quits
      SEOUL: A senior South Korean
      presidential official has re-
                                               Merkel optimistic on German growth                                                                                    Spain’s public
                                                                                                                                                                  debt — a major
                                                                                                                                                                  source of concern
                                                                                                                                                                                        debts — is now at highest level since 1997             stead of brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               names.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It also halved
      signed over a probe by state                Berlin, September 16                  could be facing a slowdown.           cold water on such optimism,        for financial mar-                                                           value added tax
      prosecutors into corruption                                                          Merkel’s comments suggest          with the ECB and the EU Com-        kets fretting over the sus-      deficits and avoid the fates    on purchases of new homes
      involving a troubled savings                The German government                 that the government — which           mission downgrading their eco-      tainability of eurozone sov-     of Greece, Ireland and Por-     until the end of 2011 so as to
      bank, the president’s office             could raise its official 2011            has so far been pencilling in gross   nomic forecasts for the eurozone    ereign debts — is now at the     tugal.                          inject life into a sector flail-
      said on Friday. Senior presi-            growth forecast after Chancellor         domestic product growth of 2.6        recently. And German growth,        highest level since 1997.           Earlier this month, sena-    ing since the 2008 property
      dential spokesman Kim Du-                Angela Merkel indicated on Fri-          per cent — may raise its official     too, failed to meet expectations       Debts piling up Spain’s 17    tors gave final approval to     bubble collapse.
      Woo submitted his resignation            day Europe’s biggest economy             2011 forecast when it is an-          in the second quarter, coming       semi-autonomous regions          reform the Spanish consti-         Last year, the govern-
      to President Lee Myung-Bak,              would expand faster than expect-         nounced at the end of October.        out at a meagre 0.1 per cent.       are a major worry for the        tution and impose a rule        ment raised sales taxes,
      Lee’s office said. The move              ed this year.                            Indeed, economists and business          One top think-tank, the IfW      central government and for       banning big budget deficits     froze old age pensions, cut
      came after prosecutors decid-               “Growth this year should be           leaders have all been much more       in Kiel, even suggested Germany     investors who fear they          except during major crises.     public workers’ wages by
      ed to summon Kim over alle-              closer to three per cent than 2.5        optimistic all summer, suggest-       was “on the edge of a recession”,   could prevent the govern-           The constitutional re-       five per cent, forced banks
      gations that he was lobbied by           per cent,” she told a trade associ-      ing growth could come out at          predicting growth would slow        ment meeting its deficit-        form will be accompanied        to strengthen their balance
      Park Tae-Gyu. The lobbyist is            ation in Berlin, despite mounting        three per cent or even higher.        from an anticipated 2.8 per cent    cutting targets.                 by a law restricting annual     sheets, raised the retirement
      suspected of taking more than            concern that Germany, which is              Nevertheless, the ongoing eu-      this year to just 0.8 per cent         In the second quarter,        deficits to 0.4 per cent of     age and made it easier for
      one billion won ($900,000)               heavily dependent on exports,            rozone debt crisis could pour         next year. AFP                      the regions’ total accumu-       GDP and curbing the accu-       firms to hire and fire. AFP
      from Busan Savings Bank with
      promises that he would lobby
      senior officials and politicians
      so that the lender could avoid
      a suspension of operations. AFP
                                               Google says India’s Internet users to reach 300 million by 2014
                                                  New Delhi, September 16         Wall Street Journal that the          structure challenges we have      huge emerging audience will       newspaper. Indian online ad        pected the next 200 million In-
   UBS to cut investment                          Google expects India’s In-
                                                                                  company forecasts India will
                                                                                  reach at least 300 million Inter-
                                                                                                                        as a country, 100 million Indi-
                                                                                                                        ans are online,” Anandan, a
                                                                                                                                                          be challenging in a country
                                                                                                                                                          where television and newspa-
                                                                                                                                                                                            spending is only about $200
                                                                                                                                                                                            million per year — a small frac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dian web users to mainly ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cess the Internet on the high-
   bank business                               ternet users to triple by 2014
                                               as telecom carriers invest in
                                                                                  net users by 2014, up from
                                                                                  about 100 million now. With
                                                                                                                        former Microsoft executive
                                                                                                                        who took over Google’s India
                                                                                                                                                          pers draw the most advertising
                                                                                                                                                          and the government is throw-
                                                                                                                                                                                            tion of the $80 billion global
                                                                                                                                                                                            digital advertising industry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               speed wireless networks that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               carriers are in the process of
      ZURICH: Swiss banking giant              high-speed wireless infra-         just eight per cent of its 1.2-bil-   operations in March, told the     ing up regulatory hurdles.           E-commerce like airline         rolling out countrywide. But
      UBS will reduce the size of its          structure and smartphones          lion population online, India is      newspaper. “They’re spending         “Making money off that         and movie ticket sales gener-      for India to increase Internet
      investment banking unit and              become cheaper, a report           already the third-largest Inter-      a huge amount of time online      growing audience, though, is      ate about $5 billion in revenue    use it is also crucial that mo-
      carry out massive job cuts af-           said on Friday.                    net market by users, behind           and they’re doing a varied set    proving difficult thus far for    in India compared to a mas-        bile handset makers bring out
      ter it was hit by rogue trading             Google’s country head in In-    China and the United States.          of things online.”                Google and other Internet         sive $80 billion in neighbour-     smartphones at prices which
      that lost it $2 billion, Swiss           dia, Rajan Anandan, told the          “Despite a lot of the infra-           But capitalising on that      companies,” Anandan told the      ing China. Anandan said he ex-     masses can afford, he said. AFP
      press reported on Friday. The
      bank revealed on Thursday
      that a trader had carried out
      unauthorised trades, and that
      it may be forced to report a
                                               China warns US oil firm
      loss in the third quarter due to
      the damages incurred by these
      fraudulent trade. A reduction
                                               ConocoPhillips after spill
                                                  Shanghai, September 16                  Xinhua news agency quoted an un-
      in size of the investment bank                                                      named SOA official as saying. The
      is to be announced on Novem-                 China has told US oil giant            SOA called on ConocoPhillips and
      ber 17 during UBS’ investors’            ConocoPhillips to step up its efforts      its Chinese partner, CNOOC, to
      day, reported newspaper                  to seal leaks and clean up a spill off     "continue to thoroughly seal the oil
      Tages-Anzeiger, quoting                  its north coast after finding oil was      source and continue to clean up oil
      sources within the bank. AFP             still leaking into the sea, state me-      pollution on the sea," it said.
                                               dia reported on Friday.                       Conoco said the oil detected was
   Eurozone current                                ConocoPhillips said last week it       from "mineral oil based mud" — a
   account worsens                             had halted production at its Penglai
                                               19-3 oil field, China's biggest and
                                                                                          lubricant used to facilitate drilling
                                                                                          — lying on the sea bed. "Small
      FRANKFURT: The eurozone’s                the source of a June leak into Bohai       quantities of mineral oil based mud
      current account balance wors-            Bay that has caused public anger           from the June 17 incident remain
      ened in July to a deficit of 12.9        and led to accusations of a cover-         on the sea floor pending clean up."
      billion euros, the ECb said on           up. But China's State Oceanic Ad-              The SOA, which supervises and
      Friday. The ECB revised the              ministration (SOA) said it had car-        manages China's seas, has said it
      figure for June in the 17-nation         ried out checks over the past week         plans to sue ConocoPhillips and
      area to a deficit of 7.1 billion         and found that oil was still leaking       seek compensation for the spill,
      euros from an initial estimate           near a drilling platform in the field.     which state media said polluted at
      of 7.4 billion euros. Over the               "(The platform) is continuing to       least 5,500 square kilometres of sea.
      last 12 months, the deficit total        show this phenomenon (of leaking)          China's cabinet last week ordered a
      amounted to 69.3 billion eu-             after a relatively long period of          thorough investigation into the
      ros, or 0.7 per cent of gross do-        time. This shows the source has not        spill and vowed to punish those
      mestic product. AFP                      been effectively sealed," the state        found responsible. AFP



Air France-KLM orders 50 aircrafts
   Paris, September 16                                                                           the qualities of the A350, a
                                                                                                 plane whose production we
   Air France-KLM said on                                                                        have supported with loans.”
Friday it had split a mega                                                                           In a statement, the air-
order for 50 long-haul carri-                                                                    line stressed that its deci-
ers evenly between Europe’s                                                                      sion was founded on the
Airbus and US rival Boeing,                                                                      planes’ technical character-
in a deal worth $11.3 billion                                                                    istics and performance
(8.1 billion euros).                                                                                 “For its first joint order,
   The giant Franco-Dutch                                                                        Air France-KLM made its
airline is to order 25 Airbus                                                                    choice following a detailed
A350-900s and 25 Boeing                                                                          evaluation that brought out
787-9 Dreamliners with op-                                                                       all the advantages of each
tions to buy another 60                                                                          aircraft, notably their ener-
planes to renew its fleet                                                                        gy and environmental per-
with more fuel-efficient,       A file picture taken shows Boeing's new long-haul jet,           formances,” Gourgeon said.
lightweight models.             the 787 Dreamliner, at its first appearance at Paris                 The first B787-9 will en-
   The order has attracted      International Air Show at Le Bourget airport. Photo AFP          ter service with KLM in 2016
huge attention in France,                                                                        and the first A350-900 will
where some politicians          by the end of the year, also    the French state, has been       enter services with Air
have put pressure on Air        includes options to buy 60      under French political pres-     France in 2018. Airbus in
France-KLM to buy from          more planes, 25 for Boeing,     sure to order from Airbus,       July scored a victory against
Airbus — which has its ma-      bringing the total number       including a petition signed      its US rival, when American
jor plant in Toulouse, in the   of potential sales to 110, in   by 180 MPs. President Nico-      Airlines     announced       a
south of the country —          an order potentially worth      las Sarkozy in June wrote a      record order for 460 planes
rather than from Boeing.        $26.96 billion. Last week the   letter to an MP from his         that included 260 Airbus
   The planes will replace      airline’s chief executive       UMP party saying he “was         aircraft, breaking Boeing’s
Air France’s A340 fleet and     Pierre-Henri Gourgeon said      closely following the discus-    monopoly of its fleet. That
KLM’s stock of Boeing MD-       the proposed deal was to        sions between Airbus and         split order marked a major
11s, although neither of the    replace planes that will        Air France-KLM on upgrad-        setback for Boeing, supplier
new models using light-         reach the end of their ser-     ing its long-haul fleet”.        of American’s entire 600-
weight composite compo-         vice in 2018-2020.                 Sarkozy wrote: “I am sure     plus plane fleet, which had
nents is yet operational.          Air France-KLM, which        that Air France-KLM will of      not included an Airbus
   The deal, to be finalised    is 15.7-per cent owned by       its own accord recognise         plane since 2009. AFP
 “
     A GREAT THING ABOUT RAHUL (DRAVID)
     IS THAT HE HAS ALWAYS LOVED TO
     WORK HARD. — SACHIN TENDULKAR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I DON'T WANT TO PICK BETWEEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THE LEAGUE AND THE CHAMPIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LEAGUE. — XABI ALONSO




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CRICKET: INDIA
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ”

 NEWSDIGEST

                                        Marsh rescues Australians
                                           Colombo, September 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tendulkar hails
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 retiring fighter Dravid
                                                                                                                                                                           SCOREBOARD                                               New Delhi, September 16       flaws, and he made sure to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fight it out.”
                                                                                                                                                        Australia — 1st Innings
                                            Shaun Marsh hit a gutsy 81 to                                                                               S Watson . . . . . .c Dilshan . . . .b Eranga . . . . . . .8                Indian batting superstar          Dravid made his one-day
                                        steer Australia out of trouble at                                                                               P Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .b Lakmal . . . . . . .0      Sachin Tendulkar paid glow-      debut in 1996 against Sri
                                        the start of the third and final                                                                                S Marsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .b Herath . . . . . .81      ing tribute today to the nev-    Lanka, but struggled initial-
                                                                                                                                                        R Ponting . . . . .c P J’dene . . .b Lakmal . . . . . .48
                                        cricket Test against Sri Lanka                                                                                  M Clarke . . . . . .c P J’dene . . .b Eranga . . . . . . .6              er-say-die attitude of team-     ly before establishing him-
                                        here today.                                                                                                     M Hussey . . . . .not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63      mate Rahul Dravid, who is        self as one of the most pro-
                                                                                                                                                        B Haddin . . . . . .not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
                                            Sri     Lankan        captain                                                                                                                                                        retiring from one-day inter-     lific batsmen in the middle
                                                                                                                                                        Extras: 8 (lb4, nb3, w1)
                                        Tillakaratne Dilshan’s decision                                                                                 Total: 235-5                                                             national cricket.                order. He has so far made 12
                                        to send Australia in to bat on a                                                                                FoW: 1-0, 2-22, 3-101, 4-120, 5-190                                         Dravid, 38, will bow out      hundreds and 82 half-cen-
                                                                                                                                                        Sri Lanka bowling: Welegedara 15-4-51-0,
                                        moisture-laden wicket paid off                                                                                  Lakmal 16-3-39-2, Eranga 18-5-52-2,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of short format competition      turies in one-day cricket,
 Former Indian national cricket         as the tourists slumped to 22-2                                                                                 Herath 22-4-60-1, Dilshan 10.2-0-29-0                                    after the fifth and final one    with a career-best 153
 team skipper Mohammad                  in the ninth over.                                                                                                                                                                       day international against        against New Zealand at Hy-
 Azharuddin reacts during a                 Marsh, who made 141 on de-                                                                                                                                                           England in Cardiff, having       derabad in 1999.
 funeral procession for his son         but in the previous Test in                                                                                    drive a wide ball from Lakmal                                             already amassed 10,820               “He has had a fabulous
 Ayazuddin in Hyderabad on              Pallekele, led the revival to help                                                                             and only managed to edge an                                               runs in 343 games. Nick-         career as a one-day player
 Friday. Photo AFP                      Australia reach 235-5 by stumps                                                                                easy catch to wicketkeeper                                                named “The Wall” for his         and has contributed so
                                        on the opening day at the Sin-                                                                                 Prasanna Jayawardene.                                                     solid defence and unflap-        much to Indian cricket. I
                                        halese Sports Club. The left-                                                                                     The 36-year-old, the third                                             pable temperament, Dravid        have no doubt that he is and
 Lancashire bring end                   hander put on 79 for the third
                                        wicket with Ricky Ponting (48)
                                                                                                                                                       highest run-getter in Test cricket
                                                                                                                                                       behind the Indian duo of Sachin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is only the fifth batsman to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 have scored more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  will continue to be a role
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  model for all of us,” said
 to 77-year long wait                   and 70 for the fifth with Mike                                                                                 Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid,                                               10,000 runs in both Test and     Tendulkar.
   LONDON: Lancashire won the           Hussey (63 not out) to upstage a                                                                               has now gone 22 innings with-                                             one-day cricket.                     “He is the perfect team
   English County Champi-               superb debut by Sri Lankan                                                                                     out a Test century. Ponting’s last                                           “A great thing about          man. He has opened for the
   onship title on Thursday when        seamer Shaminda Eranga.                                                                                        three-figure knock was the 209                                            Rahul is that he has always      team, batted at No 3, batted
   they beat Somerset by eight              Eranga grabbed a wicket with                                                                               against Pakistan at Hobart in                                             loved to work hard, always       down the order, and batted
   wickets, their first outright tri-   his first delivery in Test cricket                                                                             January last year.                                                        trying to stay a step ahead of   wherever required. It truly
   umph since 1934. They chased         — just as Australian spinner                                                                                      Michael Clarke, Ponting’s                                              the game,” Tendulkar told        has been one remarkable
   down 211 during the last ses-        Nathan Lyon had done in the                                                                                    successor as captain, also con-                                           the Indian Express. “When        journey,” Tendulkar said.
   sion at Taunton while closest        opening Test of the series — and                                                                               tinued his poor run when he                                               he started playing ODI           England one-day captain
   rivals Warwickshire were held        ended the day with 2-52. The                                                                                   was caught behind off Eranga                                              cricket, he faced some ini-      Alastair Cook also lauded
                                        28-year-old Marsh missed his                                                                                   after making six. Clarke has not                                          tial difficulties, but he was    Dravid ahead of the match
   to a draw by Hampshire.
                                        second consecutive century                                                                                     hit a Test century since his 168                                          never one to give up. He         in Cardiff, calling him “an
   Openers Stephen Moore and
                                        when he was bowled by left-arm                                                                                 against New Zealand in Welling-                                           worked very hard on his          all-time great.” AFP
   Paul Horton were the heroes
                                        spinner Rangana Herath in the                                                                                  ton in March last year.
   for Lancashire, combining for
                                        final session of play. Brad                                                                                       Australia made two changes
   131 in 17 overs before Horton
                                        Haddin returned unbeaten on                                                                                    from the last game, dropping in-
   was out for 55. Moore was next
                                        21, having put on 45 runs so far                                                                               jured fast bowler Ryan Harris
   to go by 71 but by that stage
                                        for the sixth wicket with the                                                                                  and middle-order batsman Us-
   the two batsmen had left the
                                        ever-reliable Hussey.                                                                                          man Khawaja to play Ponting
   Red Rose county well ahead of
                                            Eranga, 25, one of the three     Australia’s Shaun Marsh plays a shot during the first day of their        and seamer Peter Siddle.
   the required run rate with 17
                                        changes in the Sri Lankan side,      third and final Test match against Sri Lanka at The Sinhalese                Sri Lanka, looking for a se-
   overs remaining on a batting
                                        struck as soon as he replaced        Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Friday. Photo AFP                        ries-levelling win in Kumar San-
   friendly surface. AFP
                                        Chanaka Welegedara for the                                                                                     gakkara’s 100th Test appear-
                                        eighth over of the innings.          for a second-ball duck, bowled        stump before he had reached         ance, axed senior batsman Thi-
 NZ’s Bennett out of                    Shane Watson (eight) chased a        off the inside edge by Suranga        double figures. TV replays con-     lan Samaraweera and spinners
 Zimbabwe tour                          ball outside the off-stump and
                                        drove straight into the safe
                                                                             Lakmal.
                                                                                Ponting, returning to the side
                                                                                                                   firmed there were no edges off
                                                                                                                   the bat and Ponting grew in
                                                                                                                                                       Suraj Randiv and Seekkuge
                                                                                                                                                       Prasanna. They were replaced
   WELLINGTON: New Zealand              hands of Dilshan at point.           after missing the second Test         confidence to help Marsh take       by batsman Lahiru Thiru-
   paceman Hamish Bennett will              Watson’s unexpected dis-         due to the birth of his second        the score to 63-2 by lunch.         manne, Eranga and Herath.
   miss the Black Caps' tour of         missal came after his opening        child, survived two confident            Ponting fell in the afternoon    Australia won the first Test in
   Zimbabwe due to a back in-           partner, Phil Hughes, had fallen     appeals for catches behind the        session when he attempted to        Galle by 125 runs. AFP             File photo of Rahul Dravid (left) with Sachin Tendulkar.
   jury, New Zealand Cricket di-
   rector John Buchanan said on         FOOTBALL: FRENCH LIGUE1                                                                                                                                                            FOOTBALL: FIFA
   Friday. Buchanan said Bennett


                                        PSG interested                                                                                                                                                                     Bin Hammam loses
   pulled up sore at training and
   while scans had ruled out a
   stress fracture the 24-year-old
   was set to sit out the Zimbab-
   we tour, which begins next
   month. He said Bennett               in Beckham                                                                                                                                                                         appeal over life-ban
   should be available for New                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zurich, September 16           wards it. My next step is to go
   Zealand's tour of Australia in          London, September 16                                                                                                                                                                                                to CAS (the Court of Arbitra-
   November. The Black Caps will                                                                                                                                                                                              Ousted Asian football chief      tion for Sport) where from
   play three one-dayers, two               French club Paris Saint-Germain are in-                                                                                                                                        Mohamed bin Hammam on               now on, I will be equal to my
   Twenty20 internationals and          terested in bringing former England captain                                                                                                                                        Thursday lost his appeal            rival.” Earlier on Thursday,
   one Test against Zimbabwe. AFP       David Beckham to the Ligue 1 side, sporting                                                                                                                                        against a lifetime ban from         world governing body FIFA
                                        director Leonardo revealed on Friday.                                                                                                                                              football, but insisted he will      confirmed that the appeal had
 Azharuddin's son                           Beckham, 36, made a surprise switch to
                                        LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer in 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fight on to clear his name.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Qatari was slapped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               been rejected.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The FIFA Appeal Commit-
 passes away                            But the former Manchester United and Real                                                                                                                                          with the ban in July after he       tee, under the chairmanship
   HYDERABAD: Former Indian             Madrid star was unable to trigger the                                                                                                                                              was found guilty of trying to       of Francisco Acosta (Ecuador),
   cricket captain and member of        hoped-for explosion of interest in football                                                                                                                                        buy votes in the FIFA presi-        has confirmed the decisions
   parliament Mohammed                  in the United States and quickly became a                                                                                                                                          dential race by offering            taken by the FIFA Ethics Com-
   Azharuddin's son Mohammed            bit-part player with England as well.                                                                                                                                              Caribbean football officials        mittee on July 23, 2011 regard-
   Ayazuddin, who was critically            Leonardo said however he had been im-                                                                                                                                          $40,000 each. He denied all         ing the ban on FIFA Executive
   injured in a motorbike acci-         pressed by the midfielder when he was                                                                                                                                              the charges.                        Committee member Mo-
   dent five days ago, passed           loaned to AC Milan by LA Galaxy. “I coached                                                                                                                                           “Of course, today’s out-         hammed bin Hammam for a
   away at a hospital on Friday.        him at AC Milan and we created a good rela-                                                                                                                                        come from the Appeal Com-           breach of the FIFA Code of
   The 19-year-old died due to          tionship,” the former Brazil international                                                                                                                                         mittee was not unexpected or        Ethics,” said a FIFA statement.
   hypoxic encephalopathy, said         told BBC Sport.                                                                                                                                                                    surprising. To be fair to the Ap-      “The appeal made by Mo-
   a statement from Apollo Hos-             “He is more than a football player, but                                                                                                                                        peal Committee members              hammed bin Hammam has
   pital, where the youngster bat-      when you see him every day he trains and                                                                                                                                           though, as a consequence of         been rejected and the decision
   tled for life since Sunday. The      plays like a kid. He is someone that I really                                                                                                                                      our experiences with the            of the FIFA Ethics Committee
   budding cricketer was critical-      appreciate and admire so much — his val-                                                                                                                                           Ethics Committee, we didn’t         confirmed. The sanction of
   ly injured in the super bike         ues and everything he has done in football.”                                                                                                                                       make serious efforts to prove       being banned from taking part
   crash at Puppalaguda in Hy-              Asked whether the Qatari-owned club                                                                                                                                            my innocence this time              in any kind of football-related
   derabad on September 11.             would consider signing Beckham, Leonar-                                                                                                                                            around,” bin Hammam, 62,            activity (administrative, sports
                                        do said: “The door is open. He is more than                                                                                                                                        wrote on his website.               or any other) at national and
   Ayazuddin's cousin Ajmal-ur-
                                        a football player - he’s a brand, a pop star. I                                                                                                                                       “I can now see, at last, light   international level for life has
   Rahman (16), who was pillion
                                        would always consider him. He respects the        Celtic's Adam Matthews (left) vies with Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao during                                                  at the end of the tunnel and I      therefore been maintained,”
   riding with him, died a couple
                                        rules, listens to you and wants the best for      their Europa League match in Madrid on Thursday. Photo AFP                                                                       am heading confidently to-          the statement added. AFP
   of hours after they were taken
                                        the team. That’s why for me he is a big ex-
   to the hospital. IANS
                                        ample. I worked with him and that’s why I         FOOTBALL: EUROPA LEAGUE
                                        talk about his name.”
 Balotelli interviewed
                                                                                          Spurs, Fulham, Stoke draw as Celtic outclassed
                                            PSG went on a recruitment drive after
 over Naples mafia link                 their takeover by Qatar Sports Investments
                                        (QSI) during the summer, spending a
   ROME: Manchester City strik-         French record 80 million euros on players
   er Mario Balotelli has been in-      including Argentine star Javier Pastore. The         Paris, September 16           on the pressure in a lively        when Cudicini had to                                               competition, only con-           cut-back from the byeline to
   terviewed by the public prose-       Paris-based club last won the French league                                        second half.                       scramble across goal to tip                                        firmed on Wednesday when         beat Forster with ease.
   cutor in Naples over links to        title in 1994, finishing fourth last season.         A young Tottenham side           PAOK could have gone 1-         Pablo Garcia’s low drive                                           Swiss club FC Sion’s UEFA           Stoke manager Tony
   the local mafia, known as the        They are currently fourth in Ligue 1, two         held PAOK Salonika to a          0 up just after the half hour      wide. In a tense finish                                            ban for using ineligible         Pulis sent out a defence-
   Camorra, Italian media have          points behind leaders Montpellier. AFP            scoreless draw on Thursday       mark after Carlo Cudicini          Athanasiadis saw his shot                                          players was confirmed,           minded 5-3-2 formation in a
   reported. Balotelli travelled                                                          as fellow British sides          tripped              Stefanos      parried by Cudicini, and the                                       started disastrously. In the     bid to catch Dynamo on the
   back to Italy with the Napoli                                                          struggled to make a signifi-     Athanasiadis inside the            Italian did brilliantly to                                         second minute Diego’s cross      counter-attack, and those
   team in the early hours of                                                             cant impact on the first         Spurs box.                         block down low to deny the                                         was met by Colombian             tactics paid off when
   Thursday morning following                                                             night of Europa League              But after Lino converted        forward a winner thanks to                                         striker Radamel Falcao and       Cameron Jerome, on his de-
   Wednesday night's Champi-                                                              group action.                    the spot-kick, the Brazilian       an acrobatic volley.                                               he bulleted his header from      but, scored against the run
   ons League clash at the Etihad                                                            While Fulham drew 1-1         defender was forced to re-            Fulham have been un-                                            10 yards past Hoops goal-        of play in the 55th minute.
   Stadium. On Thursday he went                                                           with Dutch side FC Twente        take the spot-kick. Luckily        beaten in 20 European                                              keeper Fraser Forster.              Stoke defended well
   to the Public Prosecutor's of-                                                         and Stoke came seconds           for Spurs, Lino dragged his        home games, stretching                                                After spending much of        throughout the second half
   fice to discuss a trip he took                                                         away from pulling off the        second attempt wide.               back to their European de-                                         the first period in their own    and looked to be heading
   around a notorious Camorra                                                             shock of the night in a 1-1         Roman Pavlyuchenko’s            but — a 0-0 UEFA Intertoto                                         half, Celtic made attempts       for a shock win, however
   stronghold in Naples called                                                            draw away to Dynamo Kiev,        fierce drive, which brushed        Cup draw against FC Haka                                           to take the game to the          their hearts were broken
   Scampia. Balotelli is said to                                                          Scottish side Celtic fell to a   the top netting of Dario           in 2002. They took a 19th                                          Spaniards after the interval.    when Ognjen Vukojevic
   have been accompanied on                                                               2-0 defeat at former cham-       Kresic’s goal, was Spurs’ best     minute lead at Craven Cot-                                         Charlie Mulgrew’s free kick      tapped home in stoppage
   his visit, in June last year, by                                                       pions Atletico Madrid.           chance of the half.                tage thanks to Andrew John-                                        from 20 yards out on 66          time. Birmingham went
   suspected Camorra leader                                                                  Spurs, who play Liver-           Athanasiadis then failed        son, however in a lively en-                                       minutes was the closest          down 3-1 at home to
   Marco Iorio, who has been ar-                                                          pool on Sunday in the Pre-       to convert a superb chance         counter the Premier League                                         they got to a goal.              last season’s runners-up
   rested for money laundering,                                                           mier League, made 10             after slipping past Sebastien      side were pegged back by a                                            Two minutes later, Celtic     Braga while little Irish side
   amongst others. Balotelli pre-                                                         changes to their side and        Bassong and Vedran Corlu-          41st-minute equaliser cour-                                        were punished for slack          Shamrock Rovers slumped
   viously claimed he did not                                                             that decision looked ques-       ka on 67 minutes. Spurs es-        tesy of striker Luuk De Jong.                                      marking in the area when         3-0 at the hands of Russia’s
   know who Iorio was. AFP                                                                tionable as the Greeks piled     caped 10 minutes later                Celtic’s entry to this year’s                                   Diego coolly first-timed a       Rubin Kazan. AFP
12< RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                            theindependentdaily
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All Blacks hammer Japan
   Hamilton, September 16
                                                                                                                                                     LE PROGRAMME DE LA 25E JOURNÉE
                                                                                                                                                        SAMEDI 17 SEPTEMBRE 2011
   New Zealand pummelled
hapless Japan 83-7 today in
                                                                                                                                    NO HORSE                     STABLE     JOCKEY                     PERF.          EQUIP       WEIGHT       LG    MR     KG    (KG DIFF)            ODDS
an embarrassingly one-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C/Over   THU     FRI
sided rout which brought                                                                                                                                   1ST RACE- CIRCLE SQUARE - THE RETAIL PLACE TROPHY - Draper's Mile 1500m-[25-0]
back the horrors of past for                                                                                                        1 ADDITION                      M       V. Sola                  0-1/6-7-6           -        61.5(-4)     4     26    435       (-6)     600      570     550
Asia’s top team.
   The makeshift All Blacks,                                                                                                        2 SILVER BROOK                 C.R      J.Vyapooree              6/8-9-8-7        B1N          61(-3)      3     25    442       (-5)     3000     3300 3300
with Richie McCaw, Dan                                                                                                              3 THE SNEAKER                  R.M      D. Bheekary               nouveau            -         61(-3)      11    25    454        -       3000     3300 2500
Carter and Mils Muliania
                                                                                                                                    4 TIGER TRAP                   P.M      N. Oodith                0-0-0-0-4          B          61(-4)      1     25    427      (-13)     600      650     650
among those missing in-
jured, scored 13 tries at a                                                                                                         5 CHEERFUL NEWS                G.R      K. Gundowry              3-2-2-3-2                    60.5(-3)     2     24    472       (-2)     280      250     240
rate of one every six minutes                                                                                                       6 ASSET GROWTH                 M.R      R. Meetoo                9/7-8-5-4        BNE          59(-3)      9     21    408        0       650      800    1400
to evoke memories of the
                                                                                                                                    7 RAMBO ROUGE                  R.G      M. Chinapiel             7-7-6-8-8          N        57.5(-1.5)    5     18    450       (-1)     5000     5000 6000
1995 massacre, when they
won 145-17 in South Africa.                                                                                                         8 MULTI DIMENTION              V.A      S. Bhundoo               2-4-9-6-7          N        56.5(-1.5)    10    16    478      (+10)     1600     2000 2500
   The performance, at a                                                                                                            9 TITO MANOLO                  S.H      B. Bhaugeerothee         3-9-6-5-3         BN        56.5(-1.5)    6     16    450       (-1)     1600     1600 1100
packed      but    unexcited
Waikato Stadium, was by far                                                                                                         10 TELAROYAL                   S.H      N. Marday                8-6-6-6-4          N         55.5(-4)     7     14    510      (+4)      2500     2500 2500
the heaviest defeat in a                                                                                                            11 GO SPOOK                    R.G      J. Bardottier            8/3-8-4-2         BN          55(-3)      8     13    440      (-16)     1400     1200 1400
World Cup which has so far
                                                                                                                                                                  2ND RACE - (AT 13:05 H) - AZURI - YOUR DREAM HOME CUP 1365M-[40-24]
been notable for the giant
strides smaller teams have New Zealand All Blacks scrum-half Andrew Ellis scores a try during their Rugby World                     1 ROYAL RANSOM                  G       R. Burke                 9-1-3-5-3          N           60.5       9     39    445       (-1)     450      450     450
made to catch up with the Cup Pool A match against Japan at Waikato Stadium on Friday. Photo AFP                                    2 BAYNESFIELD                 P.F.K     M.J. Cahill              5-3-8/8-2          N           59.5       4     37    498       (-1)     370      430     500
established nations.
                                                                                                                                    3 DISCLOSED DUEL               C.R      M. Neisius               7-9-2-1-5                      59.5       7     37    450      (+4)      5000     5000 4000
   New Zealand were on the scored within a minute.            winger Cory Jane, strode ever World Cup win was the
board with their first attack    Nonu       was    striding over for his first All Blacks 145-17 thumping of Japan in               4 LE MISTRAL                   P.M      M. Pegus                 0-0-0-0-3          T           59.5       1     37    448       (-8)     330      310     300
when Ma’a Nonu and Isaia through the Japan defend- try. Toeava went over before 1995, while the Brave Blos-                         5 PIECES OF EIGHT              G.R      J. Geroudis              4-1-5-4-3          S           59.5       3     37    458        0       500      520     500
Toeava set up Conrad Smith ers at will, while the Brave fly-half Slade dished up the soms have now conceded 50
                                                                                                                                    6 SHAKLETON                    V.A      I. Chisty                7-6-5-6-5           -          58.5       11    35    469       (-4)     5000     4000 5000
for a score wide left, in an Blossoms wilted each time ball in a tackle to Japan vet- points or more in nine
ominous start to a half they had the ball and went eran Hirotoki Onozawa for games. The All Blacks now                              7 CHAMP IN ACTION              S.H      J. Holder                5-5-8-8-4          N           57.5       10    33    482      (+5)      2000     2500 2500
which yielded six tries           into the break 38-0 down an intercept try which made face a stiffer test against                  8 CAPTAIN JAMES COOK R.M                R. Joorawon              0-0-6-6-5           -           55        6     28    428      (-14)     3000     1400 1200
by six different play-               after spending less him only the 15th player to France next Saturday while
ers in black.                          than five minutes in score in three World Cups.    Japan will revert to their                9 TANGERINE                    S.R      V. Sola                  8-8-6-8-7          N          55(-4)      5     28    445      (-13)     4000     5000 5000
   Richard Kahui ran                   Japan half.              Slade, Nonu, Andrew strongest line-up for their                     10 KETCHUP                      M       S. Azie                 4-5/10-6-8         BN        53.5(-1.5)    2     25    440       (-3)     5000     5000 5000
in the second 12 min-                     The scoreboard Hore and Adam Thomson must-win game against
                                                                                                                                    11 HUGO THE BOSS (E.A)         M.R      -                        0-0-0-8-2          N            63        8     44    464       (-9)       -       -         -
utes     later,                               was static for were also in on the action Tonga on Wednesday.
J e r o m e       MATCH REPORT only five sec- and Williams got a second                      The game was preceded                                   3RD RACE - (AT 13:40 H) - LES HAUTS CHAMPS - TROPHEE MAISON ESPLANADE 1650M-[46-30]
Kaino went          NEW ZEALAND V JAPAN       o n d - h a l f before referee Nigel Owens by a sombre minute’s si-                   1 JIVE TALKING                 R.M      D. Bheekary              8/6-5-4-5        B+N         61.5(-3)     8     47    451      (+4)      5000     4000 3300
over from a                                   m i n u t e s ended the torture for Japan, lence for victims of earth-
                                                                                                                                    2 DOCK OF THE BAY              G.R      J. Geroudis              5-3/2-1-7          N            61        4     46    454       (-4)     1000     1100 1100
ruck and stand-in captain when Kahui got his second who had impressed with a quake disasters in Japan and
Mealamu swatted away a before rugby league-cum- brave performance against New Zealand this year                                     3 QUICKSHOT                    M.R      B. Sooful                0-0-6-6-6         T1N           61        9     46    451      (+1)      5000     5000 6000
defender on the line before boxing star Sonny Bill France in their first game.            which left more than 20,000               4 KUMBA-YA                     S.H      J. Holder                0-0-6-6-7          T1           60        7     44    504       (-2)     5000     5000 4000
Andy Ellis and Colin Slade Williams, introduced for             New Zealand’s biggest people dead. AFP
                                                                                                                                    5 YOUNG ROYAL                  C.R      M. Neisius               0-0-0-0-8          B           59.5       1     43    491       (-2)     900      1000 1000


Kiwis                               Canadian bearded wonder
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adopt Irish                         Kleeberger ‘misses face’
                                                                                                                                    8 GOOD GRIEF
                                                                                                                                    9 COUNT ME IN
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                                                                                                                                                                  P.F.K
                                                                                                                                                                            R. Burke
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              290
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              750
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       285
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               280
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1100


to beat                                Auckland, September 16                                                                       1 RAGA MUFFIN
                                                                                                                                                               4TH RACE- (AT 14:15 H) - CIRCLE SQUARE RETAIL PARK TROPHY 1400M-[51-35]
                                                                                                                                                                   R.G      J. Bardottier            0-7-3-7-9          N          60(-3)      11    49    496       (-4)     4000     4000 3500


Wallabies                              Impressively bearded
                                    Canadian flanker Adam
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RetirØ

   Auckland, September 16           Kleeberger has disap-                                                                           4 KING FAHIEM                   G       R. Burke                    new             N            59        6     47    457         -      520      450     400
                                    pointed his growing                                                                             5 WHAT A HIT                   G.R      J. Geroudis              2/4-1-3-2         BN            59        9     47    489       (-2)     1400     1400    750
    It will be anyone but Aus-      army of fans by an-
tralia when Ireland soaks up        nouncing he will lose his                                                                       6 DOUBLE DASH                  P.M      M. Pegus                 0-7-7-2-4          N            58        8     45    473       (-1)     1400     1600 1600
the majority of the ‘neutral’       trademark whiskers at                                                                           7 SINGLE TEMPO                  M       B. Fayd'herbe            0-0-0-2-4           -           58        1     45    477      (-14)     550      570     330
New Zealand support for             the end of the World Cup.                                                                       8 HAIL ATLANTIS                V.A      I. Chisty                0-0-0-6-5          N           57.5       5     44    473        0       2500     3300 3300
their World Cup showdown               The fearsome-looking
at Auckland on Saturday.            Kleeberger, whose cave-                                                                         9 JOE'S LEGACY                P.F.K     M.J. Cahill              0-5-4-3-9          N            57        3     43    478       (-3)     700      700     600
    Boos greeted the Walla-         man-style outcrop is so                                                                         10 WAR CORRESPONDENT           S.R      N. Teeha                 0-3-6-6-3         B+            56        4     41    485      (+2)      6000     5000 6000
bies, and particularly their        distinctive it has been
                                                                                                                                    11 SILENT SCREEN                M       C. Daby                  4-6-6-7-8          O            58        7     45    489      (+2)        -       -     6000
‘public enemy number one’           trending on Twitter, said
flyhalf Quade Cooper, for           the seven-month growth                                                                                     5TH RACE - (AT 14:50 H) - APEX FUND SERVICES (MAURITIUS) LTD 5TH ANNIVERSARY TROPHY 1000M-[61-45]
their tournament opener             would be gone in a                                                                              1 CHIEF MAMBO                  G.R      J. Geroudis              1-5-3-4-3           -           61        8     61    510        0       320      350     450
with Italy last Sunday, and         whisker       when       the
                                                                                                                                    2 PRINCE PASEO                 V.A      I. Chisty                6-7-8-1-5          N            60        3     59    490       (-2)     320      330     310
Robbie Deans’s team can             Canucks depart the tour-
expect more of the same vit-        nament. “It would be                                                                            3 ULY                         P.F.K     M.J. Cahill              2-3-3-3-1          N            59        2     57    502      (+2)      320      330     330
riol this weekend.                  pretty hard for me not to                                                                       4 CONSTELLATION                P.M      M. Pegus                 2-2-4-8-4          O           58.5       7     56    526      (+2)      4500     3000 1600
    Irish hooker Rory Best          shave it off. I kind of miss    Adam Kleeberger
said his team have been in-         having my face,” he told                                                                        5 ALWAYS A PLEASURE            R.G      J. Bardottier            6-4-2-2-4         PD         57.5(-3)     1     54    469       (-4)     550      570     520
undated with support from           the Rugby World Cup                “Kleeberger is 27 but      sudden and unsolicited            6 THUNDER LAD                  V.A      S. Rama                  0-0-0-0-8           -          57.5       5     54    502       (-2)     6000     5000 7000
the locals ahead of their           website.                        his beard looks a bit old-    fame may help him catch           7 WOLFE TONE                   V.A      S. Bhundoo               2-2-5-5-5         BN        54.5(-1.5)    6     48    462      (+2)      6000     5000 7000
Pool C game with the Walla-            “But right now I’m just      er,” quipped one com-         the eye of a new profes-
bies. “Throughout our stay          focusing on this Rugby          mentator. He is the           sional club. “If it does          8 FRANKI MERCURY               P.M      K. Ghunowa               0-0-0-7-6          N           53.5       4     46    478       (-1)     6000     5000 5000
we’ve had a lot of support          World Cup and I’ll think        leader in the pack of a       then that’s great,” he said.                           6TH RACE - (AT15:25 H) - AZURI - OCEAN FRONT RESIDENTIAL TROPHY 1400M-[55+]1000
for this game, not just from        about that afterwards.”         team packed with facial       “I didn’t really have a rea-
                                                                                                                                    1 MODERN MONET                  G       R. Burke                 7-1-6-2-8         ND           61.5       10    72    487       (-4)     900      1000 1000
the Irish but for whatever          The modest Kleeberger           adornments, with Hu-          son for growing the beard
reason a lot of Kiwis will be       attracted headlines such        bert Buydens and Jebb         when I started and it’s           2 NATIONAL PLAY                S.H      J. Holder                3-3-4-5-1          N            60        8     69    510      (+4)      900      1100 1200
supporting us tomorrow              as “Fear the beard” and         Sinclair both working the     now got more attention            3 ALITALIA                     R.M      D. Bheekary              8-6/4-4-3           -        58.5(-3)     4     66    498       (-6)     1300     1200    800
night,” Best said today.            “Kleeberger helps his           wildman look at the           than I ever thought pos-
                                                                                                                                    4 CHIVAS                       V.A      I. Chisty               8/4-10-3-5                       57        3     63    497      ((-3)     2000     1400 1600
    “It’s great, it will be close   country win by a hair” af-      World Cup.                    sible. So if that comes (a
to a packed house, and you          ter his man-of-the-                And Kleeberger, who        contract), hopefully it’s         5 POLAR FALCON                 S.R      N. Teeha                 5/2-4-1-8          N            57        6     63    409      (+1)      2500     3300 4000
want to play in the big             match display in Cana-          currently turns out for       based on the way I’m              6 I'LL BE BACK                  P       R. Joorawon              1-2-2-3-3          N           56.5       1     62    447      (+3)      370      350     340
games and the big stage and         da’s win over Tonga on          Canada’s British Colum-       playing as well. But it
there’s no bigger stage than        Wednesday.                      bia Bears, is hoping his      would be nice.” AFP               7 STRIKE AGAIN                 S.H      B. Bhaugeerothee         4-3-5-2-5          N        56.5(-1.5)    7     62    492       (-5)     6000     6000 6000
at the World Cup.” AFP                                                                                                              8 GREEN KEEPER                 G.R      J. Geroudis              0-0-0-1-3          D           55.5       5     60    471       (-5)     220      240     270
                                                                                                                                    9 MZINGELI                     R.G      J. Bardottier            0-0-2-7-6         BN          55(-3)      2     59    480      (+8)      2500     2000 1600


Englishmen want focus back on rugby                                                                                                 10 TEAMOG

                                                                                                                                                7TH RACE - (AT 16:00 H) - LES HAUTS CHAMPS - TROPHEE L'ART DE VIVRE A LA CAMPAGNE 1650M-[36-20]
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                                                                      Dunedin, September 16         “It’s good to have Lewis
                                                                                                  back,” Johnson said. John-        2 MAC MUFTI                    V.A      I. Chisty                8/2-4-3-9          B            61        8     36    474      (+9)      1600     1600 2000
                                                                       England will hope atten- son selected a new second           3 TRAIANIUS                    S.H      J. Holder                8-4-2-2-2          N           60.5       7     35    512       (-8)     310      350     350
                                                                   tion is back on their rugby row combination of Simon
                                                                                                                                    4 GYMNAST                      R.G      J. Bardottier            5-1-8-5-6        BEN          60(-3)      6     34    480        0       5000     4000 4000
                                                                   when they face Georgia in Shaw and Tom Palmer.
                                                                   their World Cup clash at the     Meanwhile in the front          5 BENJAMEN BOO                P.F.K     M.J. Cahill             9-10-7-6-7          N           59.5       9     33    439      (+6)      1600     2000 2500
                                                                   Otago Stadium here on Sun- row, Matt Stevens, a replace-         6 COCKTAIL PARADE              G.R      J. Geroudis              6-6-4-4-8         OD           59.5       4     33    443      (+3)      650      700     700
                                                                   day.                           ment against Argentina for
                                                                       Martin Johnson’s men Andrew Sheridan, whose                  7 LOVESGOTAHOLDOFME             M       B. Fayd'herbe            5/9-7-5-6           -          59.5       5     33    502      (+8)      2500     2000 2200
                                                                   recorded a gruelling, come- World Cup has since been             8 MOOT CALL                     G       R. Burke                 2-6-9-4-1         BN           58.5       1     31    453      (+1)      450      450     470
                                                                   from-behind, 13-9 victory ended by a shoulder injury,            9 PALM OF PEACE                P.M      M. Pegus                1-4-3/10-2          N           58.5       2     31    480       (-1)     1100     1000    800
                                                                   over Argentina in their Pool started at loosehead prop
                                                                   B opener in Dunedin               with Dylan Hartley re-         10 WHAT PRICE                  S.R      N. Teeha                 6/6-7-5-9         BN           57.5       3     29    440       (-2)     4000     4000 4000
                                                                   last Saturday and                     placing 2003 winner        11 SPACE MAN                    P       R. Joorawon            8/2-11-10-3        TND           56.5       11    27    445       (-1)     1000     1100 1200
                                                                   face another physi-                     Steve Thompson at
                                                                   cal        encounter                    hooker.                                                         8TH RACE - (AT 16:35 H) - THE MIRABEAU CUP 1365M-[30-14]
                                                                   against a Georgia side                     In the backs          1 SNAPPY                        G       R. Burke                 0-0-0-7-1          N           60.5       1     30    465      (+2)      160      165     175
                                                                   renowned for                                  Shontayne          2 CARAMEL KING                 P.M      V. Sola                  5-6-8-1-2          N         59.5(-4)     11    28    495       (-5)     1600     2000 1000
                                                                   their forward          PREVIEW                Hape came
                                                                                                                                    3 DYNASTAR                      M       B. Fayd'herbe            1-6/8-1-3          S           59.5       7     28    446       (-7)     600      550     550
                                                                   strength.            ENGLAND V GEORGIA        in for Tindall,
                                                                       But Eng-                                  E n g l a n d ’s   4 JOHN JOHN                    P.M      M. Pegus                 3-1-6-7-9          N           59.5       5     28    442       (-1)     2000     2500 3000
                                                                   land’s build-up to the match captain against Argentina.          5 PRIDE OF PRUSSIA             G.R      J. Geroudis              2-4-1-4-5          N           59.5       3     28    440      (+1)      800      800     700
                                                                   was overshadowed by the Toby Flood replaced Jonny
                                                                   fall-out from their night out Wilkinson, who missed five         6 BETRAYED                     R.M      D. Bheekary              6-1/9-4-2         ND          59(-3)      4     27    452      (+2)      2000     2000 1600
                                                                   in a bar last Sunday where of his eight goalkicks last           7 FIRE WIRE                   P.F.K     M.J. Cahill             10-5-1-3/9          N            59        9     27    461      (+4)      4500     5000 6000
                                                                   veteran centre Mike Tindall, week at fly-half.
                                                                                                                                    8 KING'S BENCH                 V.A      I. Chisty                7/2-2-7-8          N            59        2     27    494      (+10)     3000     2000 2000
                                                                   who recently married Zara        Flood’s Leicester team-
                                                                   Phillips, the granddaughter mate Ben Youngs, who came            9 DEMOCRATIC MAN               R.G      J. Bardottier            0-0-6-4-9          T         58.5(-3)     10    26    470       (-1)     5000     5000 8000
                                                                   of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth off the bench to score the          10 ETERNAL LIGHT               S.H      J. Holder                7/8-8-8-5         SN            57        8     23    480      (+17      5000     5000 6000
                                                                   II, was seen flirting with an only try of the Pumas
                                                                                                                                    11 CAPRIOLE (E.A)              R.M      -                        9-4-8-6/8          N           58.5       6     26    499       (-3)       -       -         -
                                                                   unidentified blonde.           match, was alongside him at
                                                                       England captain Lewis scrum-half.                                                                                   Track: Thursday morning M2.8 - 'False Rails' - Nil
                                                                   Moody, who missed the Ar-        Georgia,       meanwhile,                                                   Please note that handicap for the 8th race has been decreased by 0.5 kg
                                                                   gentina match with knee made just two changes to                                  Numbers to be used for bets on the 'JOCKEYS CHALLENGE': 1. R.Burke, 2. M.J.Cahill, 3. J.Holder, 4. I.Chisty, 5. J.Geroudis,
England's Jonny Wilkinson rests near a team hotel in               ligament damage, returned the side that lost 15-6 to                                            6. B.Fayd'herbe, 7. M.Neisius, 8. D.Bheekary, 9. R.Joorawon, 10. M.Pegus, 11. Any other rider

Dunedin on the eve of their Rugby World Cup match                  to the back-row that will fea- coach Richie Dixon’s native                         Numbers to be used for bets on the 'STABLES CHALLENGE': 1. Allet, 2. Foo Kune, 3. Gujadhur, 4. R.Gujadhur, 5. S.Henry,
                                                                                                                                                            6. Maigrot, 7. Maingard, 8. Merven, 9. Perdrau, 10. C.Ramdin, 11. M.Ramdin, 12. S.Ramdour, 13. Rousset
against Georgia on Friday. Photo AFP                               ture debutant Tom Wood.        Scotland on Wednesday. AFP
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   NEWSDIGEST                              BASKETBALL: EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP


                                           France, Russia edge closer to Olympics
                                              Kaunas, September 16             Nick Calathes lay-up for a 60-
                                                                               54 French lead. And Joakim
                                              France and Russia lived up       Noah came up with a huge
                                           to their status as favourites to    steal on Nikos Zisis with 19
                                           advance to the semi-finals of       seconds left and France ahead
                                           the 2011 European Champi-           62-56 to secure the game.
                                           onships on Thursday and take           Greece, who could not take
                                           a step closer to the London         advantage of 17 points, 11 re-
                                           Olympics.                           bounds, two steals and two
                                              France shook off some early      blocks       from        Ioannis
                                           rust of not playing for four        Bourousis, will take on Serbia
                                           days as Tony Parker scored          for a spot in the pre-Olympic
                                           eight of his 18 points in the       qualifying Tournament. Andrei
                                           fourth quarter and Nando De         Kirilenko collected 14 points,
                                           Colo added 16 points in             11 rebounds, six assists, four
                                           France’s 64-56 come-from-be-        steals and two blocks in guid-
                                           hind victory over Greece. Rus-      ing Russia to a 77-67 victory
   Roger Federer of Switzerland            sia enjoyed a 77-67 victory over    over Serbia to reach the semis.
   returns to Lleyton Hewitt of            Serbia to make the last four.          Victor Khryapa added 11
   Australia during the Davis Cup          French coach Vincent Collet         points, five rebounds, four as-
   world group playoff in Sydney           was happy his team reached at       sists and two steals while An-
   on Friday. Photo AFP                    least the pre-Olympic qualify-      drey Vorontsevich and Aleksey
                                           ing tournament next summer.         Shved combined for 21 points
                                              “This was our first goal. Very   as Russia remained undefeat-
   Rare win for Aussie                     often in our past against
                                           Greece we had close games but
                                                                               ed in the tournament.
                                                                                  Russia held Serbia scoreless
   sprinter Renshaw                        they would beat us in the end.      for four minutes in the first
     LONDON: Australia’s Mark              Today it was our turn,” said        quarter but only led by five
     Renshaw stepped out of the            Collet. “We struggled to come       points. Khryapa nailed three-
     shadow of HTC-Highroad                back but we managed to do it.       pointers on either side of Vitaly
     teammmate Mark Cavendish              We were very courageous and         Fridzon’s triple as Russia built
     to win the fifth stage of the         mentally very strong.”              a 29-17 advantage.
     Tour of Britain on Thursday.             Greece opened an 11-point           Serbia, who were playing
     Dutchman Lars Boom, of                lead in the first quarter and       without       Milenko      Tepic
     Rabobank, retained the race           held the lead until the begin-      and Aleksandar Rasic, cut the
     leader’s jersey after an aggres-      ning of the fourth quarter - 45-    margin to seven at half-time
                                           40. But Nicolas Batum and           and it was a one-point game,          Boris Diaw (left) of France vies for the ball with Konstantinos Kaimakoglou of Greece during their European Championship
     sive 180 km race from Exeter to
                                           Parker sparked a 9-0 run for a      39-38 after two Teodosic free         basketball quarter-final match in Kaunas on Thursday. Photo AFP
     Exmouth in south-west Eng-
                                           49-45 lead. Batum nailed a sec-     throws. But Russia increased
     land. Renshaw will race for
                                           ond triple and Parker helped        the gap to six after three quar-         Vorontsevich made two big     Mantas Kalnietis nailed a             Kalnietis scored 17 points        chance to play at the
     Rabobank next season, and
                                           push the gap to 56-50 with          ters. And then in the fourth          baskets to keep Serbia at an     three-pointer and a free throw        while Sarunas Jasikevicius        Olympics despite Goran Drag-
     showed the Dutch outfit has
                                           three minutes left.                 quarter, the Russian defence          arm’s length and then Sergey     in the final 19 seconds to se-        added 12 points and seven as-     ic collecting 16 points, five re-
     can fight his own battles when
                                              Greece pulled within 56-54       held Serbia scoreless for six         Monya nailed a triple with 24    cure an 80-77 victory for             sists for Lithuania, who will     bounds, four assists and three
     he finished ahead of
                                           with two minutes to play but        possessions and Blatt’s team          seconds left to push the lead    Lithuania over Slovenia and           play against either Greece or     steals. But Dragic missed a po-
     Cavendish, German Robert
                                           Batum       sandwiched       two    opened a 64-54 lead with four         back to 10 points and ice the    give the host nation a spot in        Serbia for fifth place.           tential game-tying three-
     Forster and Welshman Geraint
                                           jumpers around a block of a         minutes to play.                      game. In the day’s first game,   the pre-Olympic qualifiers.              Slovenia will not have a       pointer at the buzzer. AFP
     Thomas in a bunch sprint at
     Exmouth’s seafront finish. The
     Tour of Britain, which finishes
                                           BOXING                                                            BASKETBALL
     Sunday, continues with stage
     six from Taunton to Wells. AFP

   Armstrong to ride in                    Mayweather takes NBA Club owners, players seek support
   three-sport event
     SALT LAKE CITY: Seven-time
                                           aim at Ortiz’s title                                                    Las Vegas, September 16

                                                                                                                NBA club owners and players
                                                                                                                                                      Team owners met in Dallas,
                                                                                                                                                   Texas amid reports by ESPN and
                                                                                                                                                   Sports Illustrated that there are
                                                                                                                                                                                         sion ended Tuesday with no
                                                                                                                                                                                         optimism from either side,
                                                                                                                                                                                         and NBA players union execu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ers stemming from talks last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tuesday. “What actually hap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pened in those meetings was
     Tour de France winner Lance              Las Vegas, September 16        change. Change is coming        met in separate sessions              deep divides among them, in           tive director Billy Hunter saying   discussion, brainstorming and a
     Armstrong of the United States                                          soon.”                          with their constituencies on          part after Sports Illustrated pub-    players should be ready to          sharing of options by both
     will be cycling competitively             Undefeated Floyd May-            Mayweather, 41-0 with        Thursday to explain the state of      lished an e-mail from union           miss as much as half of the         sides,” Fisher said.
     again next week as part of a          weather, nagged by legal          25 knockouts, has not           talks as an ongoing lockout           president Derek Fisher to play-       scheduled upcoming season.              “The turning point this past
     three-sport all-terrain event in      woes that could send him to       fought since beating Shane      reached its 76th day with no          ers on its website.                   Time is running out on staging      Tuesday was not a disagree-
     the Rocky Mountains. Arm-             prison, ends a 16-month           Mosley by unanimous deci-       deal in sight.                           Owners imposed the shut-           the season openers on Novem-        ment between the players
     strong will compete on Sep-           layoff on Saturday by fight-      sion in May of last year but       Players gathered in Las Ve-        down 2.5 months ago after be-         ber 1 as planned. Training          and the owners. It was actually a
     tember 24 in the US Xterra            ing Victor Ortiz for the World    is confident he can handle      gas, Nevada where NBA players         ing unable to sign a new collec-      camps are due to open October       fundamental divide between
     Championship at Snowbasin             Boxing Council welter-            champion Ortiz, who at 24 is    met with NFL Players Associa-         tive bargaining agreement with        3 with pre-season games to be-      the       owners     internally.
     ski resort, an event that begins      weight title.                     10 years younger than the       tion executive director DeMau-        players. They seek a tight salary     gin a week later.                   They could not agree with each
     with a one-mile swim, contin-             The all-American show-        challenger. “I’ve fought        rice Smith, who represented           cap to promote parity and cut            Los Angeles Lakers veteran       other on specific points of
     ues with a 20-mile mountain           down could set the stage for      them all, never backed          gridiron players in talks with the    expenses, saying only eight of 30     Fisher’s e-mail asked players for   the deal and therefore it caused
     bike ride and concludes with a        Mayweather to finally face        down, stayed focused and        NFL in a lockout that ended in        teams make money.                     patience and support, and hint-     conflict within the league and
     six-mile trail run. Four-time         Filipino star Manny Pac-          was always at my best,”         July after 4 1/2 months.                 The latest negotiating ses-        ed at divides among club own-       its owners.” AFP
     world Xterra champion Con-            quiao, provided “Pac-Man”         Mayweather said. “I don’t
     rad Stoltz of South Africa has        defeats      Mexico’s     Juan    have to brag, I don’t have to   GOLF: BMW CHAMPIONSHIP
     exchanged Twitter notes with          Manuel Marquez in Novem-          boast. I’m going to go in
     Armstrong about the event,            ber, next year in a bout that     there and execute the game
     which will see the top per-
     formers in the world taking
     part, including five-time US
     champion Josiah Middaugh
                                           fight fans have sought for
                                           years. “I believe in my skills.
                                           I believe in my talent,” May-
                                           weather said. “This fight will
                                                                             plan.”
                                                                                Southpaw Ortiz, 29-2-2
                                                                             with 22 knockouts, won
                                                                             his first world title five
                                                                                                             Impressive Rose seizes Cog Hill lead
     and fellow American Tim de-           not go the distance.”             months ago with a unani-              Lemont, September 16           onship.
     Boom, a two-time Ironman                  It also could mark May-       mous decision over previ-                                               Rose said he wasn’t worry-
     world champion. AFP                   weather’s farewell, with a        ously unbeaten Andre                England’s      Justin     Rose   ing about his FedEx Cup posi-
                                           possible sentence of 34           Berto. Ortiz dismissed          birdied nine holes in an im-         tion.
   Gonzalez stops                          years behind bars if convict-
                                           ed on all charges in a do-
                                                                             Mayweather’s          perfect
                                                                             record, saying, “41 of those
                                                                                                             pressive eight-under par 63 on
                                                                                                             Thursday to seize a two-stroke
                                                                                                                                                     Wilson’s 65 included an ea-
                                                                                                                                                  gle at the par-five 15th, and he
   Mtagwa to keep belt                     mestic violence dispute           fighters were not me, 41        lead after the first round of the    birdied his last hole, the par-
     EL PASO: Mexico’s Jhonny              from last September involv-       of them couldn’t move like      US PGA Tour’s BMW Champi-            five ninth, to share second with
     Gonzalez stopped Tanzania’s           ing former girlfriend Josie       me. “Floyd is a good fighter    onship.                              Simpson. But plenty of players
     Rogers Mtagwa in the second           Harris. “He’s done,” Ortiz        but I’ve always thought             Rose had eight pars and just     were finding the going more
     round on Thursday to retain           said. “I don’t care what he       he wasn’t great. I’m not im-    one bogey on the par-71 Cog          difficult. Defending champion
     his World Boxing Council              brings. He was done when          pressed and I’m not going       Hill layout and leads Ameri-         Dustin Johnson carded a 77
     featherweight title. Gonzalez,        he signed to fight Victor Or-     to hold any respect like his    cans Webb Simpson and Mark           and Phil Mickelson’s one-over
     fighting on his 30th birthday,        tiz. America wants to see         41 victims.” AFP                Wilson in the third event in the     par 72 included a double-bo-
     lived up to his reputation as a                                                                         US tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs.        gey at the par-three second
     knockout artist, improving to                                                                           Simpson won the previous             hole and four bogeys. AFP
     50-7 with 44 wins inside the                                                                            playoff event, the Deutsche
                                                                                                             Bank Championship, two
     distance. After a first round in
                                                                                                             weeks ago. South Korea’s KJ
                                                                                                                                                   BRIT-IRELAND LEAD
     which the fighters felt each
                                                                                                             Choi was four shots off the lead       PARIS: Great Britain and Ire-
     other out, Gonzalez let fly in
                                                                                                             after a 67.                            land stormed into a 4-1 lead
     the second, pursuing Mtagwa
                                                                                                                 “Didn’t expect that going          against Continental Europe
     around the ring and rocking
                                                                                                             out there today,” said Rose,           after the opening fourballs of
     him with heavy blows to the                                                                                                                    the Vivendi Seve Trophy at
                                                                                                             who hit all 14 fairways and 16
     head and body. Referee waved                                                                                                                   Saint-Nom-La-Breteche on
                                                                                                             of 18 greens in regulation de-
     it off at 2:15 of the second                                                                                                                   Thursday. It was a solid start
                                                                                                             spite the chilly, difficult condi-
     round to give Gonzalez the                                                                                                                     by Paul McGinley’s side
                                                                                                             tions.
     technical knock-out. AFP                                                                                                                       against a team who were
                                                                                                                 “I looked to the weather,          heavily tipped to win the tro-
                                                                                                             looked at the temperature, and
   Second seed Safarova                                                                                      I thought today was going to be
                                                                                                                                                    phy for the first time in 11
                                                                                                                                                    years. Ross Fisher and Scott
   ousted in Canada                                                                                          a day to hang in there. Little did
                                                                                                             I know I was about to play so
                                                                                                                                                    Jamieson led the way, beat-
                                                                                                                                                    ing Peter Hanson and
     QUEBEC CITY: Andrea                                                                                     well — certainly my best round         Raphael Jacquelin 6 and 4
     Hlavackova ousted second-                                                                               of the year by a long, long way.       while last weekend’s Dutch
     seeded Czech compatriot Lu-                                                                             And could have been top five,          Open champion Simon
     cie Safarova 7-6 (7/1), 7-5 on                                                                                                                 Dyson partnered Jamie Don-
                                                                                                             top 10 rounds I’ve ever played
     Thursday to reach her first ca-                                                                                                                aldson to a 2 and 1 victory
                                                                                                             for sure.”                             against Spanish duo Miguel
     reer WTA quarter-final at the                                                                               Rose’s 63 was especially im-       Angel Jimenez and Pablo
     $220,000 Quebec City Chal-                                                                              pressive on a day that saw only        Larrazabal. Robert Rock and
     lenge. Hlavackova, ranked 103,                                                                          16 other players break 70. The         Ian Poulter enjoyed 5 and 3
     booked a last-eight date with                                                                           Englishman’s playing partner,          win over Thomas Bjorn and
     sixth seed Barbora Zahlavova                                                                            American Jim Furyk, called it “a       Alexander Noren lost to Ian
     Strycova, also from the Czech                                                                           spectacular round”. Furyk fin-         Poulter & Robert Rock 5 and
     Republic, who ousted Mirjana                                                                            ished with a 68, level with Aus-       3 with Darren Clarke and
     Lucic of Croatia 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.                                                                                                                David Horsey taking a one
                                                                                                             tralian John Senden and
                                                                                                                                                    hole victory over Matteo
     New Zealand’s Marina Er-                                                                                Colombia’s Camilo Villegas.            Manassero and Nicolas
     akovic upset US seventh seed                                                                                Rose came into the tourna-         Colsaerts. Anders Hansen
     Irina Falconi 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 and                                                                         ment ranked 34th in the FedEx          and Francesco Molinari
     will play top seeded Slovakian                                                                          Cup standings. His first-round         beat Lee Westwood and
     Daniela Hantuchova who ral-                                                                             effort has him poised to move          Mark Foster also by one
     lied for a 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3 vic-                                                                     into the top 30 and qualify for a      last hole for Europe’s only
     tory over Hungary’s Melinda           Floyd Mayweather Jr (left) and Victor Ortiz during the            spot in the finale of the play-        win of the day. AFP                 England’s Justin Rose hits his second shot on the ninth hole during
     Czink. AFP                            September 14 news conference in Las Vegas. Photo AFP              offs, next week’s Tour Champi-                                             the first round of the BMW Championship on Thursday. Photo AFP
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                                                                                                              ipation of food (5)23                 copper has lost it’s cor-
                                                                                                              Truth detector (3,4)24                rosion (8)25 US polar ex-
                                                                                                              Toward the orient ? (8)25             plorer and aviator, by the
                                                                                                              Light-weight machine-                 way (4).
                                                                                                              gun (4).                              Down: 1 Two cats incur
                                                                                                              Down: 1 Sprang back,                  spinal injury (8)2 Oh, it’s
                                                                                                              as rifles once did (8)2               in the present? Not at all!
                                                                                                              Talented Argentine foot-              (5)4 Fellow and I can co-
                                                                                                                                                    exist harmoniously (3,2)5
                                                                                                              baller (5)4 Indo-Euro-
                                                                                                                                                    Mystic eats piece of
                                                                                                              pean, should we say ?
                                                                                                                                                    donut in ritual meal (5)6
                                                                                                              (5)5 Old card game (5)6
                                                                                                                                                    Some British isles or is-
                                                                                                              Firmly established (4,3)7
                                                                                                                                                    lands around the north
                                                                                                              Beams of light (4)8 Lotto
                                                                                                                                                    (7)7 Legendary American
                                                                                                              or bingo ? (6)12 Steers-              lawman last seen near
                                                                                                              man of a rowing crew                  Pasedena (4)8 An open-
                                                                                                              (3)13 Scare, threaten or              air practice? (3-3)12
                                                                                                              terrorise (8)14 Of or per-            Originally, this was an
                                                                                                              tainint to bones (7)15                airline (3)13 Worsted
                                                                                                              Male      sheep      (3)16            perhaps, and the oppo-
                                                                                                              Glasslike opaque and                  site still (8)14 Princess
                                                                                                              ornamental coating ?                  gone to sign for records
                                                                                                              (6)18 Spouse’s parent (2-             (7)15 Derision expressed
                                                                                                              3)19 One who does                     in many a high-pitched
                                                                                                              nothing but wither away               catcall (3)16 Deal in
                                                                                                              his time ? (5)20 Clumsy;              earnest, holding straight
                                                                                                              not capable ? (5)21 Set               (6)18 Treat diagram bad-
                                                                                                              one’s teeth on ___ :                  ly for Spud (5)19 Bone
                                                                                                              cause an unpleasant                   idle - not chasing up
                                                                                                              sensation, in a way ? (4).            successful leads (5)20
                                                                                                               CRYPTIC CLUES                        Shack full of knobs?
                                                                                                                                                    (5)21 Wearing boots,
                                                                                                              Across: 1 Gain a thou-                pressing hard into turf
                                                                                                              sand while the lid’s down             (4).

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                                                 Nail This
                                                                                                                                                                TIPS FOR MANICURE & PEDICURE
                                                                                                                                                                ● The most flattering nail shape is not long or           to fix any mistakes.
                                                                                                                                                                   short or square, it’s “squoval” -- not quite
                                                                                                                                                                   square and not quite oval. Get the look by fil-     ● If you have to leave your
                                                                                                                                                                   ing nails into a shape that mirrors the curve of       house before your pedicure
                                                                                                                                                                   your nail base.                                        is dry then just apply cuticle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          oil over the polish. This will
                                                                                                                                                                ● Don’t file nails after a shower, when they are          keep anything from sticking to your polish.
                                                                                                                                                                   too soft. File in one direction to prevent tears.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ● If nails are yellowed or stained, apply a drop
                                                                                                                                                                ● Don’t shake the nail polish bottle, instead roll        of lemon or lavender oil onto the nails and
MUST TRY                                         ONE MAY NOT FIND THE TIME TO DO A                                                                                 it between your palms. This mixes the polish
                                                                                                                                                                   without causing air bubbles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          then use a buffer to buff off the stains.

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                                                 MANICURE OR PEDICURE, BUT TAKING CARE OF
                                                 YOUR NAILS IS VERY IMPORTANT. HERE’S MORE.
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                                                                                                                                                                   ball in nail polish remover and swipe across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ● For an extra spa feeling to your home pedi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cure, nuke a damp towel in the microwave for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a couple minutes, slather feet in moisturizer
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      guilingly fun, retro feel.                                                                                                                                   soap than can cause peeling once polish is
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                                                 R
● Metallics & Gold Foil                                      eprints & Per-               Protect cuticles. The strip      cut straight across to pre-                                                                    in the shower with a pumice stone. Apply a
      The flash of metal got an                                                                                                                                 ● Run an orangewood stick dipped in nail                  thick lotion or cream to feet then wear socks
                                                             missions Green           of hardened skin at the base         vent edges from becoming
      updated, gritty twist for                                                                                                                                    polish remover along either side of nail               to bed.
                                                             nail polish may          and sides is there to prevent        ingrown, a condition that
      2011. Paint a layer of clear
                                                             be hot this sum-         microbes from infecting              can lead to painful infec-
      basecoat and messily ap-
      ply gold foil onto your nail                           mer, but “it             your nails. Damage it and            tion, Zeichner says.
      tips with a tweezer. Wait                  makes me think about nail            you risk the nasty infection                  Baby your brittle
      until dry, crumble the ex-                 infections,” says dermatolo-         paronychia, says Bailey. It’s                   nails. Both age        products “reduce the natur-              help particularly weak or                  policy statement on the
      cess gold foil off, then se-               gist Cynthia Bailey.                 OK to push cuticles back                          and harsh            al oils that that act as a glue          fragile nails, as does a well-             premises or on its website,
      cure with a layer of clear                    Black or green discol-            gently, but don’t cut them,                                            to hold the nail layers to-              balanced diet.”                            and “look for salons that
      topcoat.                                   oration is usually a sign of a       says Zeichner. “If you get a                                           gether,” Bailey says.                        Practice salon smarts.                 highlight” good sanitation.
● A Study in Neutrals                            bacterial infection, says Bai-       hangnail, cut it cleanly with                                              To counter the loss, ap-             Some people are allergic to                    Opt for non-toxic polish-
      Neutral nails maintained                   ley, of Sebastopol, Calif.           a cuticle scissor, but don’t                                           ply cream, oil or ointment               chemicals used in acrylic                  es. An increasing number of
      the au natural spring-like                    Fungus, yeast and discol-         pick at it. That can lead to                                           to the hands and nails sev-              nails and can develop se-                  nail polishes have been re-
      feel, but these styles took it             orations are some of the             infection.”                                                            eral times a day, she adds.              vere rashes that can spread,               formulated to remove po-
      to the next level. Don’t                   conditions that can send us              Clip wet. Clipping and                                                 “Limit the use of nail               Bailey says, “Applying                     tentially carcinogenic ingre-
      match the nude shade too                   seeking medical attention.           filing dry nails only                                                  polish removers, including               acrylic nails also creates                 dients dibutyl phthalate
      closely to your skin tone.                    And for good reason.              makes splitting worse,                                                 acetone-free varieties,                  many nooks and crannies                    (DBP), formaldehyde,
● Decals                                         “Changes in the nail can sig-        says Bailey. After                                                     which are very hard on frag-             for organisms to live, which               and toluene.
      From intense sparkle to a                  nal problems with your               showering or soaking                                                   ile nails,” she says. Zeichner           can result in fungal, bacteri-                 “But even within the
      single diamond decal, the                  overall health,” says Joshua         nails, “towel off the                                                  says: “Excess exposure to                al and yeast infections.”                  same brand, some may still
      array of nail art is both eye-             Zeichner, director of Cos-           water and use sharp                                                    water, especially warm wa-                   Sanitation “is always in               contain some of these in-
      catching and covetable.                    metic and Clinical Research          clippers, followed by                                                     ter, can dehydrate the                the forefront of the nail in-              gredients, so it is important
      Using some heavy-duty                      at Mount Sinai Hospital’s            gently buffing the                                                          skin and nails.                     dustry,” says Sree Roy, man-               to check the individual
      nail glue will ensure your
                                                 Department of Dermatol-              edges.” Nails                                                                    Be patient. Finger             aging editor of Nails Maga-                colour,” Zeichner says. If the
      decals stay put. Layer a
      fast-drying topcoat over to                ogy in New York.                     should                                                                       nails grow about 1/25              zine, which covers salons.                 label isn’t clear, he recom-
      set everything in place. If                   Serious medical condi-            be                                                                            of an inch a day, says                While state health de-                 mends checking the Envi-
      you want the look but                      tions aside, even routine                                                                                           the American Acade-              partments regulate salon                   ronmental Working Group’s
      aren’t ready to commit,                    dish-washing or getting a                                                                                            my of Dermatology.              sanitation, clients should                 Skin Deep Cosmetic Data-
      look for polishes with large               manicure can be hard on                                                                                              Bailey says, “Vitamin           ask questions about how a                  base (ewg.org/skindeep) for
      pieces of glitter for some                 nails. But we can lessen the                                                                                         supplements con-                salon handles sanitation                   personal-care product safe-
      subtler razzle dazzle.                     damage, say experts:                                                                                                 taining biotin may              and disinfection, look for its             ty information. USA Today




                      T E L L TA L E                                                                                                                                                                                                          BY S VITHILINGEM




                        Street Personalities
                                                                                                                                             ter and the prosecution             was Mr Poisson who hailed                 habit, was always playing mis-
                                                                                                                                             dropped the provisional             from a respectable family He              chief when my father was not
                                                                                                                                             charge against Bedos and used       loved his freedom above all               around. So, he once used his



                        in Mahebourg in
                                                                                                                                             him as Crown witness. Howev-        and spent most of his time                water pistol on Mr Poisson and
                                                                                                                                             er, thanks to Bedos’s testimo-      reading papers in our hotel or            despite the latter’s protests
                                                                                                                                             ny, that they were minded on        doing odd jobs for people. He             went on spraying him. This is
                                                                                                                                             the material day and time to        was always in tatters, his khaki          when Mr Poisson reacted. He


                        the 1950s
                                                                                                                                             steal fruits and remove game        suit which he always changed              grabbed my brother by the
                                                                                                                                             live and that the deceased had      at the end of the year was                back of his neck and slapped
                                                                                                                                             tried to escape when the keep-      meticulously clean although               him twice. My brother was tak-
                                                                                                                                             er had ordered them to halt,        patched in hundreds spots. Mr             en aback by this sudden explo-
                                                                                                        S Vithilingem is a                   the case was dismissed. It was      Poisson was one of my best                sion of violence. Tears rolled
                                                                                                        bar at law and man-                  rumoured that Bedos had             friends. He always kept us                down his cheeks. But soon he
                                                                                                        agement consultant.                  been handsomely rewarded            company. One thing that drove             dried his tears and ran after Mr
                                                                                                                                             by the owner of the orchard         him mad was to be teased un-              Poisson who was leaving; he
                                                                                                                                             and hunting park for his            necessarily. This, my elder               clung to him and asked for for-



                        W
                                       henever I am idle     ing the days preceding the            them present. But he kept a               collaboration.                      brother was to learn at his ex-           giveness; he begged him not to
                                       now in my late        great day of reckoning.               record of absences in a pocket                Another loving character        pense .My brother, as was his             report the matter to our father.
                                       sixties, I remem-        Sookdeo Bissoondoyal               book probably to scold them                                                                                              Mr Poisson came back and
                                       ber with nostalgia    would always top the list with        discretely.                                                                                                              was served tea and bread
                        the days of my youth, spent          one of his own candidates fol-            These workers obtained                                                                                               pudding.
                        with my parents who have all         lowing .The third candidate           food and drinks on credit from                                                                                               I shall always remember
                        passed away now, leaving me          would be from Labour. The             my father and they would settle                                                                                          another interesting character,
                        alone to battle with my memo-        most picturest character was          their debt as soon as they ob-                                                                                           Jeanne d’Arc and his cart
                        ries. My father owned a small        Philippe Rosemond who was             tained their pay every week-                                                                                             which he drew throughout the
                        hotel on Royal Road .This pub-       not above having a couple of          end. One of these was Bedos; I                                                                                           day transporting all manner of
                        lic house was flanked by a tai-      pegs in the taverns with his          never saw him wearing shoes.                                                                                             goods for a meagre payment.
                        lor’s shop and Bhai Issa”s office.   supporters.                           In truth very few people wore                                                                                            In those days one rupee could
                        What the latter did, I cannot re-       In this cozy surrounding I         shoes in those days. Bedos                                                                                               fetch tea and cakes for break-
                        member but for sure he was a         had a direct view on the road         smoked cannabis. And once he                                                                                             fast as well as fish curry and
                        loving person. Opposite our          and witnessed all that hap-           made the mistake of smoking                                                                                              white rice for lunch. On top of
                        humble business was a nonde-         pened there. My father’s hotel        inside our hotel. My father was                                                                                          that one could have a couple
                        script similar one belonging to      itself was my first university. In    intrigued by the queer smell.                                                                                            of cigarettes [Matelots, four
                        my uncles. On their left was a       this way I made friends with          He, therefore, investigated and                                                                                          Aces, Viking Gold Flakes or
                        tailor’s shop run by my              many authentic people. Spon-          found out Bedos. He was asked                                                                                            Embassy] Of course the com-
                        youngest uncle.                      taneity, integrity and tolerance      to desist but he resisted, not be-                                                                                       mon man could not afford a
                            The brothers were on good        were the norms that kept a            ing conscious of what he was                                                                                             Du Maurier ,an Ardath or any
                        terms except during general          highly plural society together.       doing. It took two strong po-                                                                                            other such high brand of pure
                        election times. Then, my father,        The scavengers were about          licemen to remove him from                                                                                               Virginia tobacco. Jeanne d’Arc
                        who was the eldest brother,          twenty in number. They were           his seat and drag him to                                                                                                 always had a cigarette hang-
                        would keep his distance. He          paid every Saturday afternoon         the police cell.                                                                                                         ing loosely between his lips
                        was a staunch supporter of the       in our hotel. The Sirdar cycled           Once Bedos was stealing                                                                                              and another secure behind
                        Independent Forward Bloc             down from New Grove every             fruits in a private orchard --or                                                                                         the lobe of his left ear. Early
                        headed by Sookdeo Bissoon-           morning, left his bicycle under       was he poaching with a friend?                                                                                           morning, he would park his
                        doyal who almost single-hand-        our care while he went on his         Be that as it may, a gamekeeper,                                                                                         cart in front of our hotel. He
                        ed fought the Labour Party’s         inspection round. When he             who had been carousing till                                                                                              would order tea and manioc
                        candidates in Mahebourg              checked the attendance in his         late on the eve and was in one                                                                                           biscuits made by the Rault
                        /Plaines Magnien.                    notebook, I would be seated by        of his worse moods, espied the                                                                                           family. I would watch him as
                            My uncles defied their eldest    his side. I cannot say whether        couple, took aim at them and                                                                                             he dipped his biscuits into his
                        brother by openly supporting         he was happy to have me so            fired point-blank. Bedos’s com-                                                                                          tea and plunged them whole
                        Labour. Banners would be             close, but I remember he al-          panion was killed on the spot                                                                                            into his mouth. He would dry
                        placed across the road, would        ways kept me at some distance.        .Bedos ran for his life but was                                                                                          his lips with the back of his
                        be removed by each others’           He was such a lenient person          caught by the keeper who                                                                                                 hand, pay and leave for his
                        supporters in the night leading      that even if some of his men          called the police. The keeper                                                                                            daily chores. To be continued
                        to mutual recriminations dur-        were absent, he would tick            was charged with manslaugh-                                                                                             150442@orange.mu
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  Tanu Weds Manu                                                        Ashley Greene to star                                                         The loss of a child is irreplaceable & only a
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Johansson’s
  sequel finalised                                                      in Olivia Twisted                                                             parent knows that. Youngsters out here pl               nude photos
  After the success of romantic
                                                                                                                                                      be safe & careful for the grief is lifelong.            leaked online
                                                                        Actress Ashley Greene has been
                                                                                                                                                      ● Kiesha Cole Gibson                                    Scarlett Johansson is report-
  comedy ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, di-                                          roped in to star in modern
  rector Aanand L Rai is all set to                                     version of Charles Dickens’                                                   Gib had me crying from a video he played                edly upset after her nude photos
  make a sequel of the film to be pro-                                  literary classic ‘Oliver Twist’.                                              for me! You tube it!!... 9/11 I miss you                were hacked from her private cell
  duced by Eros International. “I am                                    Titled ‘Olivia Twisted’, the film                                             daddy                                                   phone and released on inter-
  thrilled to join hands with Eros on this                              will focus on a group of cun-                                                                                                         net. According to Tmz.com,
                                                                                                                                                      ● Karan Johar                                           the actress has ap-
  film. I am confident together we will                                 ning street kids who get
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  I hope to recreate the same magic                                     agreeing to take part in a kid-                                               of January, 2012…                                       reau of Investigation (FBI)
  with the sequel and reach out to glob-                                napping plot. Greene will                                                                                                             to track down the perpetra-
                                                                                                                                                      ● Kim Kardashian
  al audiences,” Rai said. The details                                  play the protagonist Olivia,                                                                                                          tors. Johansson joins the
  on the film including cast and crew                                   reports dailystar.co.uk. The                                                  OMG my dream of life just came                          list of Vanessa Hugdens,
  will be announced shortly. ‘Tanu                                      project was announced at                                                      true! I just met Celine Dion!!!!                        Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato
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                  NEW AGE
                                                                                                                                                                         young, twice divorced, not
                                                                                                                                                                         anything fabulous about her
                                                                                                                                                                         background and somehow
                                                                                                                                                                         she managed to capture the




                  LOVE STORY
                                                                                                                                                                         heart of the man who at the
                                                                                                                                                                         time held the most important
                                                                                                                                                                         position in the world.”
                                                                                                                                                                              “That story intrigued me
                                                                                                                                                                         immensely and I wanted to
                                                                                                                                                                         understand it.”
                                                                                                                                                                              “But also I was interested in
                                                                                                                                                                         the concept of the cult of
                                                                                                                                                                         celebrity which we are all con-
                                                                                                                                                                         sumed with now, and then.”
                                                                                                                                                                              Polish classical composer                                            A still (above) from
                   QUEEN OF POP, MADONNA, TALKS OF HER SECOND OUTING AS DIRECTOR IN ‘W.E’, WHICH DELVES                                                                  Abel Korzeniowski set up the                                              the film W.E,
                                                                                                                                                                         movie’s haunting score.                                                   Madonna’s (left)
                   INTO THE LOVE STORY OF BRITAIN’S KING EDWARD VIII AND AMERICAN DIVORCEE WALLIS SIMPSON                                                                     He tried to explain to re-                                           second directorial
                                                                                                                                                                         porters that Madonna had                                                  venture set to release
                                                                                                                                                                         urged him to “not try to be tal-                                          this December.
                                                                                                                                                                         ented.” Madonna interrupted,




                  B
                                ritain’s King Ed-                                                                                    as an outsider, an American         “No, I said: ‘Don’t over-think
                                ward VIII was “very                                                                                  living in London.                   it.’ I always wanted you to be
                                punk rock,”                                                                                              The controversial passion       talented.”
                                Madonna said at                                                                                      between the king and extrava-            The clash of his classical
                                the North Ameri-                                                                                     gant socialite Simpson is told      and Madonna’s pop back-
                   can opening of her film ‘W.E.’,                                                                                   through the eyes of a lonely        grounds, he continued, result-
                   about his infamous romance                                                                                        modern-day New Yorker, des-         ed in “the most interesting
                   with American divorcee Wallis                                                                                     perately seeking the fairytale      thing.”                                and is more focused on film-
                   Simpson — and his subse-                                                                                          happy ending that she be-                In Toronto, Madonna sere-         making now.
                   quent abdication.                                                                                                 lieves the famous couple had.       naded journalists with a few               “I had to earn my way ... to
                      “I thought King Edward VIII                                                                                        At the Toronto Internation-     impromptu lyrics they had              be taken seriously in the mu-
                   was very punk rock,” she said,                                                                                    al Film Festival, Madonna           sung together: “We’re making           sic department, and now I’m
                   explaining how a salty anar-                                                                                      added that Wallis “was and is a     a movie, isn’t it groovy, wel-         well aware that I have to do
                   chist anthem by the English                                                                                       very provocative character”.        come to my house,” — not a             the same in the world of film,”
                   punk band ‘The Sex Pistols’                                                                                           “She is also a mysterious       Billboard hit, for sure.               she said, welcoming critics’ re-
                   ended up on the soundtrack                                                                                        and enigmatic creature, not              But Madonna has already           views of her film (not her per-
                   for her second directorial                                                                                        conventionally beautiful, not       conquered the music industry,          sonal life). AFP/ DPA
                   work, starring British actors
                   James D’Arcy and Andrea
                   Riseborough.
                      The band’s 1977 single
                   “God Save the Queen” at-
                   tacked Britons’ social confor-
                   mity and deference to the
                   Crown. “I thought he (King
                   Edward VIII) was quite rebel-
                   lious and cutting edge in his
                   point of view about life and
                   how to run the empire and us-
                   ing the Sex Pistols was a per-
                   fect marriage,” Madonna said.
                      Madonna is no stranger to
                   success after a 30-year career
                   on top of the music world.
                      However, praise has been
                   more elusive in her career as a
                   filmmaker, and she wants that           work. “Of course,” she says,          a guitar and would sing a few
                   to change with her second fea- “It’s new, the same kind of                    songs with her cast: “We had
                   ture as a director, ‘W.E’, which        pressure as when my music             sing-alongs, when it was rain-
                   the artist hopes, can make it to career began. I had to make                  ing and we were waiting in a
                   the Academy Awards.                     my way to be taken seriously          dirty shack for it to stop.”
                      ‘W.E’, which premiered out           in music. I’m aware I have to             Among her directing ritu-
                   of competition at the Venice            do the same in the world of           als, Madonna mentioned get-
                   Film Festival, is to hit US cine-       film.”                                ting involved in the final
                   mas in December, just in time                                                 touches of dressing her ac-
                   to have a shot at the Oscars.                                                 tresses: putting on necklaces
                      The film tells the story of a                                              and bracelets, doing their hair
                   girl (Abbie Cor-                                                                              and so on.
                   nish) who be-           I thought he (King Edward VIII) was quite rebellious and cutting         “It was an ex-
                   comes obsessed             edge in his point of view about life and about how to run the cuse to touch
                   with the love sto-                                                                            them!” she says.
                   ry between
                                               empire and using the Sex Pistols was a perfect marriage.             Indeed, some
                   British King Edward VIII                                                      of Simpson’s original jewellery
                   (James D’Arcy) and US so-                                                     was used in the film.
                   cialite Wallis Simpson (Andrea                                                    “So many believe to have
                   Risenborough), for whom he                                                    the truth about Wallis, but I
                   abdicated the throne.                       Madonna says she listens          couldn’t find evidence,” she
                      Critics were not kind on her to critics when their work is                 said. “Since Cleopatra, for
                   debut as a director, ‘Filth and         “fair”. “There is a difference        every iconic figure, we believe
                         Wisdom’, and they were            when the review is about the          things to be true and reduce
                          not particularly im-             film, but not when it’s about         our historical figures to a
                           pressed with ‘W.E’ in           other aspects of my life,” she        sound bite. But they were hu-
                            Venice.                        notes. “When it’s about the           man beings, with flaws, im-
                                 Madonna, for all          film I pay attention to them.”        perfections.”
                               her superstar status,           The Queen of Pop spoke of             Madonna also said that
                              still gets very ner-         the process of shooting the           there were “elements of her-
                            vous about what oth-           film. Sometimes, she recalled,        self” in the film, and said she
                             ers may think of her          she would appear on set with          could sympathise with Wallis




                            BIEBER WEARS WOMEN’S JEANS
                             T
                                     een sensation           Women’s Wear Daily where          teenager he loves to play
                                     Justin Bieber wears     he sees himself in five           sports and hang out with
                                     women’s jeans. “I’ve    years, the 17-year-old said,      friends, reports
                              worn women’s jeans be-         “Well, by 25 or 26, I want to     people.com.
                              cause they fit me. It’s not    see myself, like, married or          “I love to play sports and
                               a trend; it’s just, whatev-   start looking for a family.”      stuff. I love just hanging out
                               er works, works,” fe-            “I want to be a young          with my friends. I’m just a
                                malefirst.co.uk quoted       dad. I want to be able to         regular 17-year-old. I grew
                                 the singer as saying.       have done what I wanted to        up playing hockey so I like
                                    The 17-year-old hit-     do — to be successful, to         to get on the ice every once
                                 maker has also re-          do a movie or whatever,” he       in a while. I love to play
                                   vealed that he would      added.                            basketball and I try to play
                                   get married by the           He might be a star, but        soccer as much as I can,”
                                   age of 25. Asked by       Bieber admits like any            he said. IANS



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