TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd academy chief Parry explains loan club selectionby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United academy player performance manager Les Parry admits they’re careful with the clubs they select for their loan players.Parry has discussed the process that United staff members go through before deciding upon a destination.He said: “We draw up a player’s needs before we start the process.”I’m not kidding that we tick every box, because we can’t, but there have been a few clubs for one or two players, that we didn’t think were suitable.”On the face of it, it might look a good move, but we didn’t think it was, for one reason or another, so we looked elsewhere.”
Index and currency in this story: (^GSPTSE and CADUSD=X)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Losses in the materials sector weighed on Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading as U.S. stock markets were mixed.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 58.66 points at 14,953.99.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 26.43 points at 24,613.81. The S&P 500 index was up 3.75 points at 2,677.20, while the Nasdaq composite was up 20.86 points at 7,102.71.The Canadian dollar traded lower at 75.29 cents US compared with an average of 75.59 cents US on Monday.The January crude contract was up 45 cents at US$52.08 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down 8.5 cents at US$4.21 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$7.90 at US$1,214.50 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 2.10 cents at US$2.73 a pound.
Kolkata: Dinesh Karthik might have been picked as a back-up wicketkeeper for the World Cup but mentor Abhishek Nayar feels the Tamil Nadu cricketer can play the role of an opener, a finisher or a specialist No. 4 for India in England. MSK Prasad-led selection committee on Monday picked all-rounder Vijay Shankar for the No. 4 spot and made it clear that the second wicket-keeper will come into play only if Mahendra Singh Dhoni is injured. However, Nayar said Karthik could be India’s answer for the debatable No 4 spot and can even open if needed. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”He can play a Kedar Jadhav finisher’s role to a No. 4 batsman’s role if needed. He can even open if needed,” Nayar, who’s credited for resurrecting Karthik’s career, said. “Being a good fielder, adds that value. Of course he’s back-up wicketkeeper, but I’m pretty sure that the management will look at him as a specialist batsman if someone is slightly out of form. You never know what opportunities this game can bring to you. For his point of view, it’s about being just prepared and being ready for that opportunity so that when it comes he grabs it with both hands.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterNayar, who is also the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders, had missed to be with Karthik on the selection day but the KKR skipper made it a point to call him and pay his “gratitude”. “He was full of gratitude and spoke about the time when we got together three years ago. We were thinking about those days, not knowing where his career was going. So now being part of the World Cup is really special for someone like him,” Nayar said. His career at the crossroads, Karthik had sought the help of Nayar in 2016 after he scored only 355 runs in 12 innings with only one hundred at an average of 32 in the previous season. Thus began a mentor-pupil relationship, which resurrected his career and helped Karthik to be in contention for the World Cup. But just two months back, the MSK Prasad led selection committee ignored him in the ODI series against Australia which was India’s final dress rehearsal before the World Cup, making it clear that Rishabh Pant was their choice for the second wicket-keeper’s spot. “Giving up was not in our dictionary. We never believed in giving up. The day we gave up is the day we stop playing cricket,” Nayar said. “When that happened we were very clear in mind that, going forward, we need to focus on becoming a better cricketer. Focus on continuing the form that he had for the past three years. That has been the main focus. Selection was not in our hands. He always tried to control the ‘controllables’ which was the preparation,” he said as Karthik finally made it to the squad ahead of Pant on Monday.
New Delhi: Hundreds of passengers had a harrowing time at the Delhi airport early Monday as the immigration system server faced technical issues for around one-and-a-half hours, affecting six international flights and resulting in long queues at the counters.An airport official said technical glitches with the server lasted between 12.15 am and 1.45 am. At around 1 am, an Air India official said that the immigration system server was down at the airport and that crew for three Air India flights were also affected. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe system was restored at around 1.45 am, the airport official said. According to the official, six international flights were affected due to the server issue. Air India’s flights to London Heathrow and San Francisco, Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, Ethiopian Airlines flight to Addis Ababa, Asiana Airlines flight to Seoul and GoAir flight to Phuket were affected, as per the official. Of the six flights, one was delayed for 50 minutes and another one for 25 minutes. Two flights were delayed by 17 minutes and another two by 18 minutes, he added. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadDetails about which flight was delayed by how much time could not be immediately ascertained. A passenger, who was waiting for immigration check, said there was a long delay due to server issues. A public announcement was also made at the airport about the server problem and personnel started doing manual checking process, according to the passenger, who later took an Air India flight to San Francisco. Many passengers took to Twitter to complain about the delay in immigration process and some of them also tweeted pictures of long queues at the airport. The incident comes a day after Air India’s Passenger Service System faced technical glitches and was not functional for more than five hours. The incident on Saturday early morning has also resulted in delay of scores of Air India flights. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is the busiest airport in the country.
Rabat- Moroccan cuisine has been honored in Canada. During Canada’s best Sandwich competition, Jean Emond, a Canadian from Montreal won a $10,000 prize after he prepared a Lamb Filet Sandwich With Harissa and Figs. The winner also received a $10,000 donation toward his charity of choice, World Wildlife Fund Canada, according to the Chronicle Herald.Jean Emond beat three other finalists who failed to convince the jury of the originality and unique taste of their sandwiches.The four prepared their sandwiches in front of an audience at the Cooking School at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, said the same source.
6Levon Aronian2786 PLAYERELO RATING 1Magnus Carlsen2853 Source: 2700chess.com 3Vladimir Kramnik2811 7Viswanathan Anand2779 5Wesley So2794 10Pentala Harikrishna2770 4Maxime Vachier-Lagrave2807 One chess grandmaster represents the most democratic country in the world. The other supports, and is supported by, Vladimir Putin. Last night, inside the Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan — that urban palace and President-elect Donald Trump’s captured rook — the two prepared to do battle.The World Chess Championship has come to New York City. The tournament captured this city’s imagination once before, in 1972, when its favorite Brooklyn son, Bobby Fischer, clashed with the Soviets in Reykjavik. But this year New Yorkers can only watch, as the Norwegian defending champion Magnus Carlsen and his Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin vie for the game’s highest title. They’re both kids: Carlsen is 25 and Karjakin is 26, yet they’ve lived half their lives as grandmasters. The match is being billed as the youngest championship ever.Here in New York, the faces of chess are diverse, from the outdoor hustlers lining park tables in Washington Square or Union Square to the excellent middle school chess program of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn. But last night, at the pre-tournament Black & White Gala at The Plaza, the guests were nearly all white. Under potted palm trees and crystal chandeliers, the steak was carved and the champagne and martinis flowed, and the scene recalled a VIP cocktail hour in a Vegas penthouse suite before a heavyweight prizefight. (At least the ones I’ve seen in the movies.) 2Fabiano Caruana2823 9Sergey Karjakin2772 8Hikaru Nakamura2779 As both baby-faced competitors faced the camera flashes and microphones, Carlsen looked calm. He has reached the championship before, after all. Karjakin looked a bit lost — nervous, maybe — his voice barely audible above the reporters’ din. And indeed, despite Karjakin’s slightly earlier prodigious bloom, the consensus heavy favorite is Carlsen. He’s rated No. 1 in the world, while Karjakin is No. 9.The best-of-12 match could stretch past Thanksgiving. Game 1 begins Friday afternoon, in downtown Manhattan. My own Elo-based simulations1I simulated 10,000 matches using the players’ current Elo ratings, and assumed that they draw half of their games, which is historically what grandmasters tend to do. The methodology is similar to what I used to simulate the 2014 world chess championships. give Carlsen an 88 percent chance of defending his title. Bookmakers put his chances somewhere between 80 and 85 percent. I’ll be reporting from the match, here and on Twitter.
In a tough and well-fought match, Morocco lost its opening match of FIFA World Cup against its Asian counterpart, Iran, as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time giving Iran their first win match since 1998.Morocco started aggressively and dominated the proceedings for first 20 minutes of the game but lost the grip on the match as the game proceeded. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own net with a diving header at the near post in the 95th minute as Morocco defended a left-wing free-kick.The African side had wasted numerous chances in the first half and were denied later on when Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand produced a fine save from Hakim Ziyech.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.But Iran took went with the win, and this their second time in World Cup history after a 2-1 win over the United States at France 1998.Morocco became the second African side to concede a late winning goal in the World Cup on Friday, after Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in Group A, thanks to a last-minute header from Jose Gimenez.
Juventus have announced that Emre Can underwent successful surgery on a thyroid problemThe 24-year-old midfielder joined the Old Lady in the summer on a free transfer from Liverpool and has since made 10 appearances in all competitions with three of those being starts.But Emre has been sidelined for Juventus’ last three games after detecting a thyroid nodule.Following further tests on the injury, manager Massimiliano Allegri admitted that Emre will have to undergo surgery on the injury.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Now Juventus have confirmed that the operation in Frankfurt was a success, but refused to give a timeframe for a possible comeback for Emre.“The operation was carried out today in Frankfurt by Prof. Vorlaender, in the presence of Dr. Claudio Rigo and was a complete success,” read a statement on the club website.“The prognosis for the resumption of physical activity will be better assessed in the coming days.
RB Leipzig are believed to be closing in on the signing of Emile Smith-Rowe from Arsenal on a loan deal till the end of the season.Smith-Rowe has emerged as a real talent at Arsenal under manager Unai Emery but has found game time outside of cup competitions difficult to come by.A report by the Independent says the 18-year-old has been guaranteed regular playing time on the pitch with the Bundesliga club and Arsenal have sanctioned the move with a view to him playing a bigger role on his return.Leipzig are currently fourth in the German League and the club is widely viewed as a good environment for young players to develop.Everton’s Ademola Lookman spent the last six months of last season on loan at the Red Bull Arena and there will be plenty of anticipation that Smith Rowe can follow the example set by Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The young England international left Manchester City to sign for Dortmund and has impressed since making the move in 2017, having been given regular starts both in the league and in the UEFA Champions League.Arsenal’s decision to sign Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan looks to have opened the door for Smith-Rowe’s loan move this month given his opportunities on the pitch were limited after exits in both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.The teenager has shone in the first half of the current campaign, scoring three times from six appearances.
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood believes Unai Emery must keep Mesut Ozil on side at Arsenal and advised him to tell him whatever he needs to hear – even if it’s not trueThe German playmaker has missed Arsenal’s last four games after coming off with a knee problem at half-time in the club’s 1-1 Boxing Day draw at Brighton.Gunners boss Emery has previously also left out Ozil from his matchday squad for “tactical reasons”, but Sherwood believes the Spaniard would be well advised to not “burn any bridges” with Arsenal’s highest earner.“Surely he has to get Ozil on side? He’s one of his best players,” Sherwood told Sky Sports.“You can’t burn bridges with a player who is on £350,000 a week and is sitting there doing nothing.“You have to get him on side and get him on the pitch and do his best to make the team better.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira are good at what they do, but they cannot see the pass like Ozil.“Get him on side again, talk to him, get your arm around him and tell him what he needs to be told, even if you mean it or you don’t, you tell him and make him feel like he’s the main man, because Ozil on form is better than anything that Arsenal have got.“Not only that, he is eating away at that wage bill, it’s wasted money if he’s not on the pitch. Get him on the pitch.“It might be against your principles, but if you want to get results you are better with him in the team than without him in the team.”Ozil has managed three goals and one assist in 13 Premier League games this season.
CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Now playing: Watch this: Withings The year of electrocardiogram tech is underway. You didn’t think it would just be the Apple Watch, did you? Withings’ newest fitness watch, the Move, was announced at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. It has the ability to take electrocardiograms, a chart of your heartbeat often abbreviated to EKG or ECG. It’s also a regular-looking analog watch — and at $130, it’s about a third the cost of an Apple Watch S4. (Converted, that’s about £100 or AU$95.) Withings makes a number of health and wearable devices, including blood pressure cuffs. The Move ECG is the company’s first watch that’s supposed to be able to check for atrial fibrillation. It’s expected in Q2 of this year, pending FDA and CE clearance. 1:10 CES 2019 85 Photos Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See also Tags Wearable Tech Post a comment Withings adds ECG to its newest watches and blood pressure… reading • CES 2019: The Withings Move fitness watch has ECG for $130 • Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it CES Products Fitness Apple 0 Share your voice A version of the Move without ECG and heart rate is available now for $70, but only ships to the US, Canada and Mexico.Nokia acquired French health technology company Withings in 2016 and rebranded it as Nokia Health. The company was bought back by Withings’ co-founder in 2018, however. To be clear, lower-cost ECG devices have been available before the Apple Watch. AliveCor’s KardiaBand ECG watch band for the Apple Watch debuted at the end of 2017. But the Move ECG looks like one of the most promising signs that ECG tech could start entering more affordable fitness wearables this year. The Withings BPM Core blood pressure cuff also includes ECG measurements. Withings Withings is also putting ECG into its newest blood pressure cuff, the Withings BPM Core, which combines standard cuff-based blood pressure measurement with an ECG sensor and a digital stethoscope that promises to measure for heart valve health. The $250 BPM Core is also under review for FDA and CE clearance, with the same Q2 targeted release date. Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 The Move ECG looks like an evolution of the Withings Steel fitness watches that have been available for years, minus the Steel HR’s optical heart-rate monitoring and LED display. Instead, the Move ECG leans on analog dials to show fitness and step tracking. You tell it to take an ECG by touching the sides of the steel bezel, and it shows results on your phone through the connected app. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters, measures steps and sleep, tracks elevation and has a one-year battery life (it’s not clear if the watch has a replaceable battery or recharges, but it might be the former). Like previous Withings watches, it also connects with Apple Health and Google Fit. See All All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019
The amendment to the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with Mauritius that paves the way for gradually taxing long-term gains on investments routed through the African country does not augur well for 22 companies that have a high foreign institutional investor (FII) exposure.A report in the Economic Times said that 19 of the 22 BSE500 stocks in which FII holding is above 33 percent saw their prices decline by up to 4 percent during trading on Wednesday, though there was later-day recovery.The report added that investors based out of Mauritius had an exposure worth Rs. 3,78,460 crore to Indian equities at the end of March this year and accounted for about 20 percent of the overall FII exposure to Indian stocks.Some of the stocks with FII holding in excess of 33 percent include Just Dial, Strides, SKS Microfinance, ICICI Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, IndusInd Bank, IDFC and Info Edge, said ET.Tax implication between April 2017 and March 2019Mauritius-based entities will be subject to tax on long-term capital gains on investments made from April 1, 2017. For two financial years, they will be levied at half the rate currently applicable to Indian investors.The current rates for Indian investors are 15 percent on short-term capital gains (assets held for one year or less) of listed companies on payment of security transaction tax. Long-term capital gains are exempt from tax.On unlisted entities, the short-term capital gains are taxed at the Indian marginal tax rate while it is 20 percent on long-term capital gains (assets held for more than three years).The levy at half the current rate can be availed of by Mauritius-based entities only if they qualify the “main purpose test and bonafide business test.”Further, interest earned by Mauritian resident banks will be subject to withholding tax at the rate of 7.5 percent on debt claims or loans made after March 31, 2017. Income on claims in place prior to March 31, 2017 is explicitly exempted from tax, according to an update by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.Tax implication from April 1, 2019Long-term capital gains will be exempt while short-term capital gains will be subject to 15 percent tax. [1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]
1 – #27 Charlie Broom (Dartmouth) def. Brandon Lancaster (Louisville), 6-2, 6-32 – Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (Louisville) def. Dan Martin (Dartmouth), 6-2, 7-63 – David Horneffer (Dartmouth) vs. Fabien Salle (Louisville), 6-3, 6-7, 4-4, DNF4 – Sergio Hernandez Ramirez (Louisville) def. Peter Conklin (Dartmouth), 7-6, 6-45 – Federico Gomez (Louisville) def. Casey Ross (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-46 – Davie Mizrahi (Louisville) def. Sid Chari (Dartmouth), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4Order of finish: 1,5,2,4,6 Print Friendly Version Preview In singles action, Dartmouth added its lead when No. 27-ranked Charlie Broom defeated Lancaster 6-2, 6-3. The Cards countered with Gomez’s 6-3, 6-4 win over Ross at No. 5. Senior Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff beat Martin 6-2, 7-6 at the No. 2 spot to even the score at 2-2. Hernandez Ramirez topped Conklin 7-6, 6-4 at No. 4 to put Louisville on top 3-2. The match was decided on court six where freshman David Mizrahi outlasted Sid Chari 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. The Big Green (3-2) took an early lead with doubles wins on courts 2 and 3. Dartmouth gained an early edge at the No. 3 spot where Dan Martin and Pierce Widdecombe defeated Louisville senior Federico Gomez and freshman Sergio Hernandez Ramirez. On court two, Peter Conklin and Casey Ross downed the Cardinals’ senior Brandon Lancaster and freshman Alex Wesbrooks 6-3 to seal the point. Matchup History Watch Live Full Schedule Roster The University of Louisville men’s tennis team defeated host Dartmouth 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Boss Tennis Center. The Cardinals (6-2) will return to action on Feb. 9 when they hit the road to face Oregon.”I am so proud of this team,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “Dartmouth beat us solidly last season and returned all their top players from a team that was ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation. They are also the defending champions of the prestigious Ivy League Conference.” “Chris is improving since being out for nearly six months with an injury,” said Ecarma. “Sergio who joined our team a few weeks ago put us ahead for the first time 3-2 with a gritty win at No. 4 singles. He is thriving in the pressure of the team season. He loves the intensity. With David and Fabien tied at 3-3 in the third sets in their respective courts, the atmosphere was electric. I felt confident because both of those guys are great fighters. But David clinched first 6-4 in the third set. He is from Brooklyn and enjoyed playing in his home region. It was a war today but the ‘Fight Squad’ prevailed.” Next Match: at Oregon 2/9/2019 | 5:00 p.m. Louisville 4 – Dartmouth 2January 3, 2019 | Dartmouth’s Boss Center1 – David Horneffer/Charlie Broom (Dartmouth) vs. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (Louisville), 5-4, DNF2 – Peter Conklin/Casey Ross (Dartmouth) def. Brandon Lancaster/Alex Wesbrooks (Louisville), 6-33 – Dan Martin/Pierce Widdecombe (Dartmouth) def. Federico Gomez/Sergio Hernandez Ramirez (Louisville), 6-2Order of finish: 3,2 Live Stats
According to research conducted by scientists at University of California-Riverside’s “Life Events” lab, one good way to deal anxiety-ridden waiting is to have an “awe experience.” Psychologist Katharine Sweeny, Ph.D. describes this as a moment that helps you lose yourself in the grandeur of life. Read the whole story: Inverse The anxiety of waiting can be brutal. Whether you’re waiting on GRE scores, job application news, health test results, or any other weighty piece of life information, some strategies for coping are more effective than others. One powerful way to deal with that sense of anxious foreboding, scientists argued in a recent paper in the Journal of Positive Psychology, is to have your mind blown.
The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has started inquiry into a Guwahati resident’s complaint of “medical negligence” on the part of two city-based private hospitals, which led to his wife’s death. “We have started an enquiry into the matter. We will seek documents related to the case from the respective hospitals and examine them. The allegations are serious and need to be looked into,” said Girish Tyagi, Registrar at DMC. The complainant, Ankuran Dutta, has also written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who in turn has forwarded his complaint to the Health Department. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airport”We have received the complaint from the Chief Minister’s Office. We will be writing to the two hospitals and get all the documents for further action in the matter,” A K Saini, a senior official at the Directorate of Health Services, said. Dutta’s wife Anamika, an assistant professor at Gauhati University, had undergone a minimal access surgery (gall bladder) on July 17 at Navjeevan Hospital in Pitampura in north-west Delhi. But as her condition deteriorated, she was shifted to Jaipur Golden Hospital in Rohini, where on July 19 she suffered several heart attacks within an hour and died, Dutta claimed. Dutta has also filed a police complaint. When contacted, a senior doctor at Jaipur Golden Hospital said, “We have spoken to the doctor and he is denying any medical negligence. There is an appropriate body which can comment upon it.” Despite several attempts, Navjeevan Hospital authorities could not be contacted.
Jakarta – The Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia (MoTRI) is actively promoting Indonesia in the Indian tourism market through a sales mission (tourism roadshow) in India.The roadshow held in Mumbai on August 14 and New Delhi on August 17. Besides, it will be organised on Hyderabad on August 27. The event aims at increasing more transaction of tour packages between the Indonesian and Indian tourism Industry through B2B (table top) meetings. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFurthermore, Badung – a region with the maximum tourism activities in Bali, will also hold a sales mission in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia in the cities of Chandigarh on August 20, Jaipur on August 22, Lucknow on August 23 and Kolkata on August 24. “These activities are meant to convey the importance we place on the Indian market,” said Sigit Witjaksono, Director of Promotion for South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Ministry of the Tourism Republic of Indonesia. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Indian market bound for Indonesia has been skyrocketing in the last couple of years. In term of visitors, the number of Indian visits is increasing YOY. From January to July 2018 there were more than 340,000 Indian visitors to Indonesia as compared to the same period in 2017. This huge growth, however, leaves more to be desired. “We are not satisfied by merely good organic growth, we need to challenge ourselves and raise the bar,” remarked Nia Niscaya the Deputy Minister of Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia. “For 2018, the Minister has set 700,000 visits as the target for the Indian market and that’s a huge 40% target increase from 2017’s,” added Niscaya. To answer this challenge, the Ministry is taking additional steps in order to ensure the target can be attained by the end of 2018. An effective way is to conduct joint promotion activities with big names in the tourism industry. For India, the MoTRI will start this joint promotion with big names in the Indian tourism business and one of them is MakeMyTrip.
Telefónica’s Movistar+ will air the final of the European Super Cup between Champions League winner Real Madrid and Europa League winner Atlético de Madrid, and has secured rights to air the La Liga 1|2|3 channel for Spain’s second division, completing its football offering.The pay TV service has yet to specify which channel it will use to air the Super Cup match between the two Spanish teams, which will take place on August 15 in Tallinn, Estonia.Movistar+ will now air La Liga 1|2|3 as part of its offering, meaning it will be able to present a complete line-up of Spanish football alongside Orange and Jazztel for the 2018-19 season.Top tier competition La Liga Santander and La Liga 1|2|3 will both kick off on August 17.In addition to top-tier Spanish football, Movistar+ has also secured rights to the Champions League and Europa League tournaments, previously held by Mediapro. It will also air coverage of Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and the English Premier League as part of its overall offering.
Liberty Latin America, the company split off from Liberty Global to develop its quad-play offering in the Latin American and Caribbean markets, posted an improved performance in the second quarter, adding 61,000 revenue-generating units thanks to strong broadband gains despite ongoing falls in revenue and operating income.Balan NairThe company’s Cable & Wireless unit in the Caribbean added 29,000 fixed organic RGUs and upgraded over 40,000 premises in the quarter. VTR, its Chilean unit, continued to deliver strong growth, with 27,000 RGU additions and the launch of VTR Play, a new streaming option including 80 channels for on-the-go viewing. Liberty Puerto Rico meanwhile was “close to fully operational” after its infrastructure was seriously damaged by last year’s hurricanes in the region. Services are now available to over one million homes and the unit posted its first net organic RGU gains – of 10,900 – since Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island. The unit also launched a Go streaming service earlier this month.The company added 14,700 video subscribers, 44,900 data customers and 1,500 voice customers in the three months to June, making up the 61,000 total. Liberty Latin America added 15,700 RGUs in the same period last year.The company posted revenues of US$922 million for the quarter, down 2% mostly due to a 26% decline in Puerto Rico, and operating income of US$124 million, down 20%, driven by increased deprecation and amortization charges, higher restructuring charges and low operating cash-flow.CEO Balan Nair said that the results showed “the potential for our fixed businesses, operating in markets where we believe there is additional demand for high-speed services”, while the company had also seen growth in LTE mobile customers and combination plans.“In our first six months as a separately listed company, we have made significant strides towards creating the culture, structure and platforms required for sustainable future growth and we remain on-track with our 2018 guidance targets,” he said.