Sunday, October 31, 2010

Brazil to elect new president

Nksagar-Sagar Media Inc :Brazil to elect new president
Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff goes into Sunday's second-round run-off with double-digit poll lead her double digit lead over rival Jose Serra on the last day of campaigning.Rousseff to become Brazil's first woman president. In her address on Saturday, she exhibited confident tone, after double digit lead over Serra in the final polls published before the vote and said "I will govern for all Brazilians. There will be no discrimination of parties. I won't govern only for my coalition," a beaming Rousseff told reporters in the state capital Belo Horizonte. There were four opinion polls released on Saturday which gave Rousseff a lead of between 10 and 12 percentage points, following a televised debate between the candidates late on Friday."We should win with a minimum advantage of 10 percentage points and a maximum of 15 points," said Andre Vargas, communications secretary of Rousseff's Workers' Party. Dilma Rousseff, 62, Lula's former chief of staff, whom the president handpicked to succeed him. She calls Lula's two terms a "true revolution" and tells Brazilians that a vote for her in Sunday's run-off presidential election is a vote for continuity. Fernando Henrique Cardoso,says his administration created the economic stability that allowed the country to eventually flourish."To be frank, the novelty, the change in terms of the orientation of the Brazilian society and government, was done in my period," Cardoso said in an interview last week. "Of course, Lula did a series of good things, too. The way he managed the recent international crisis was correct. But I started it." Cardoso regarded an intellectual and a prolific writer whose books on his two-term presidency, which ended in 2002. An academic who once dabbled with Marxism and spent years in exile during Brazil's military dictatorship, he is seen by political observers as a gentleman politician who has largely avoided public tussles since leaving office. Reports Media agencies:

Brazil Second oil well -the Libra well located 183 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in the Santos Basin holds between 3.7 and 15 billion barrels of oil is comparable to the giant Tupi discovery announced in 2007 thus stage among top fuel energy producers :

Brazil’s Ground oil reserves up to 29 billion barrels, in line with one of the top ten petroleum producers in the world.Brazil discovered billions of barrels of oil in offshore reserves in the past two years, pre-salt fields off at its southeast coast.

Petrobras subscribed $42.5bn value shares to the government in exchange for the rights to 5bn barrels of pre-salt oil last month: Media agencies

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Eves sparks in Delhi CWG

Nksagar-Sagar Media - New Delhi:
Eves sparkled in Indian sport arena today when Athletics, completely surprise the nation when Krishna Poonia of India won the gold in women's discuss but believe it or not the hosts won all the three medals Gold silver and bronze-India swept the event with Harwant Kaur and national record holder Seema Antil too winning the silver and bronze respectively.

Poonia's gold, which she won by throwing the discus to 61.51m, was the first gold after 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh's 440 yard race gold in the 1958 edition of the Games in Cardiff, Wales.Harwant came up with an effort of 60.61m, a tad below her season's best of 60.66m, while national record holder Seema Antil threw the discus to a distance of 58.46m.

The first medal of the day for the hosts came in shooting as Tejaswini sawant and Meena Kumari won bronze in women's 50 meter Rifle Prone pairs.Tejaswini Sawant said she had hoped to win more than a bronze in the competition.In Skeet pairs shooting, Mairaj Ahmad Khan and P Allan Danials finished fifth. The Gold in this event was won by Cyprus.

Monday Events as unfolded in the day:

Badminton, India's Saina Nehwal and Aditi Mutatkar have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Women's Singles event. Saina defeated Caroline Black of Nigeria, 21-0,21-2 while Aditi defeated Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 21-11, 21-17.

Rugby, India lost its Rugby sevens match against Wales by 7-53.

Weightlifting, one gold will be decided today, in men's 105 plus Kilogram weight category. Sarabjit carries the Indian medal hopes in this event.

Women's Hockey, India defeated Canada 3-nil in a final classification match.

Table-Tennis, Indian duo, Sharad Kamal and Shubhjeet Saha have entered the Men's Doubles quarter-finals by defeating Australia's Justin Henn and Shimon Gerreda.

With five more bronze today India continues in second position with 30 Gold, 23 Silver and 28 Bronze. Australia continues to head the table with a total haul of 62 gold, 40 silver and 39 Bronze. England has 26 gold, 47 Silver and 34 bronze.

Doping Controversy:

Alas! New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games has been hit by a doping controversy in the same 100 meter Women's event that earlier saw the disqualification of Australia's Sally Pearson who was stripped off her medal for a false start.

Second on the list A Nigerian gold medalist of women's 100 meters Oludamola Osayomi was tested positive in dope Examination. In the dope test methyle hexalimine stimulate was found.

Press conference at Main Press Center, the President of the Games Federation Mr Michael Fennel said the athlete tested positive has requested for ‘B’ sample test and the hearing will be held later today.

Athletics Federation of Nigeria, President Solomon Ogba told a website that, the Nigerian athlete took medication for her toothache and they strongly suspect that it was the reason that led to her failed drug test.

Suresh Kalmadi

The Organizing Committee Chairman, Suresh Kalmadi today said Big video Screens will be put up during road events including Marathon and Cycling events along with the route. He said cycling events will be held at Noida- Greater Noida Expressway and all arrangements have been completed.

Indian players will also be seen in action in Table-tennis and Squash tonight.

Shooting

On the eighth Day of the Commonwealth Games, first medal for India came in shooting, as Tejaswini Sawant and Meena Kumari won bronze in women's 50 meter Rifle Prone pairs event with 1168 points. Scotland
won gold while England earned the Silver. Both Scotland and England were at 1169 points but Scotish duo clinched the top spot hitting the Bull's eye.

Tejaswini Sawant said she had hoped to win more than a bronze in the competion.Meenakumari also said she was not happy with the bronze.

Army today said it had selected people with abilities to win gold medals in the 19th Commonwealth Games. Army chief General V K Singh said this while talking to newsmen in New Delhi today. Army personnel have won 16 medals, including 7 gold in the ongoing games.Pointing out that sports was an important part of Army, he said his personnel have achieved success in almost all the disciplines in which they were fielded.Flagging-in the motorcycles expedition, the Army chief congratulated the team for covering more than 7,500 kms on motorcycles to pay homage to India martyrs, who lost their lives in the battlefields of Europe during World War I and World War II.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Air Asia named The Best Asian Low cost carrier

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 OCTOBER 2010 – AirAsia was named the Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier by TTG, Asia Pacific’s leading travel news publisher.

AirAsia was unanimously named Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier by the readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTGmice, TTG-BTmice China and ttgasia eDaily who cast 48,000 votes in a poll held from June to August this year. The award reflects the airline’s popularity among travel trade insiders and the traveling public.

Dato’ Aziz Bakar, chairman of AirAsia, received the award at the 21st Annual TTG Travel Awards 2010 Ceremony & Gala Dinner in Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok. More than 700 travel industry professionals attended the event.

Dato’ Aziz said, “We are proud to be named the best low-cost airline again. This award reflects AirAsia’s commitment to excellence and to growing travel and tourism in the region. We have flown 100 million guests in only eight years of operations as a low-cost airline that has made it truly possible for everyone to fly.”

“The innovation that is AirAsia will go on serving the region with low fares, an extensive network of destinations, great flight frequencies and friendly ASEAN service,” he added.
Dato’ Aziz thanked the almost 8,000-strong AirAsians who have been instrumental in the success of the airline across all fronts.

In 2009, TTG’s editorial board also named AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes the Travel Personality of the Year for being the “most outstanding individual for taking proactive steps to develop the travel industry and for demonstrating innovation in his field.” Tony has led the airline in revolutionizing air travel and popularizing low fares that now allow everyone to fly.

The airline has invested millions of dollars in quality improvement measures that include the running of its world-class training center, the AirAsia Academy. Technology is integrated in operations across the airline’s entire network to improve operational efficiency, and training programs are in place to ensure high quality service.


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About AirAsia
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with approximately 136 routes covering destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe. In 8 plus years of operations, AirAsia has carried more than 100 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to approximately 96. The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries, China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Australia. This is further complemented by AirAsia X, its low-cost long-haul affiliate carrier that currently flies to destinations in China, Australia, Taiwan, India, Iran, Japan, Korea and the UK. AirAsia is the regional carrier with the largest destination network and highest flight frequencies. AirAsia was named World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010.


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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Possible Release of Suu Kyi

Nksagar - Sagar Media - RANGOON — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that Burma's ensuing election, in two decades, will not be lend credible unless the military rulers release Opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
"This is essential for the elections to be seen as credible and to contribute to Myanmar's stability and development," Ban said following a high-level meeting of the "Group of Friends on Myanmar" held on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Monday.

Further Moon said the coming months leading to the November 7 vote would be crucial, and called on the military junta to ensure the polls were as "inclusive, participatory and transparent as possible." The U.N. Chief said participants at the meeting, held at the Foreign Minister level, "expressed their encouragement, concerns and expectations regarding the current process."

"At this critical stage in Myanmar's transition, it is all the more important that the Group, and especially Myanmar's neighbors, encourages Myanmar to engage meaningfully with my good offices. The Group encourages the Government of Myanmar to adopt a more constructive and forward-looking approach in its response to the international community's call for engagement," he said.

Detention of Burma's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will expires early next month,officials said Friday that only the ruling junta chief knows exactly when she will be granted freedom. Aung San Suu, Nobel Peace laureate locked for 15 of the past 21 years, ever since her opposition party swept the country's last elections in 1990, and the military refused to cede power.Now her latest term of house arrest ends Nov. 13, just days after the junta plans to hold the first elections since those ignored polls—timing that analysts say is hardly coincidental. There is wide speculation the junta will release her as an olive branch to the international community after its expected win in elections that many observers have decried as so rigged as to be meaningless. Suu Kyi's detention is considered a matter of national security and officials say any decision to release her would be made at the last-minute by Snr-Gen Than Shwe, the junta chief."We can assume that she will be released on Nov. 13, but we cannot say with certainty that it will happen. Only the junta chief will know if or when the release can happen," said one of two officials interviewed. "It is too early to say that she will be released on Nov. 13."

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy opposition party is boycotting the elections, which it calls unfair and undemocratic. As a result of not registering for the polls, the party has been dissolved, leaving no group that can effectively challenge the junta-backed party, which is expected to sweep the polls.

Critics call the country's first elections in two decades a sham and say the military shows no sign of genuinely relinquishing power.

The London-based rights group Burma Campaign UK issued a statement to express caution over recent reports about Suu Kyi's imminent freedom.

"We'll believe it when we see it," said Mark Farmaner, the group's director. "Regime officials have said similar things in the past, and Aung San Suu Kyi has remained in detention."

If Suu Kyi is released, it would be wrong to attach too much political significance to it, Farmaner said.

"She has been released twice before without there being any political change in the country," he said. "It is more likely that the dictatorship will try to use her release to attempt to persuade the international community to relax pressure on them."The international community has long demand the release of Suu Kyi and more than 2,100 political prisoners.
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