Lee Chong Wei is my fiercest opponent, says Lin Dan

first_imgBy Amit Kumar Das New Delhi, Mar 31 (PTI) Revered across the globe as one of the greatest badminton players of all time, Chinese superstar Lin Dan remains a mystery for both fans and critics, who have failed to decode his dominance of the last 16 years. A two-time Olympic champion, Super Dan — a title given by his one-time opponent Peter Gade of Denmark — is still going strong and clinched his sixth All England title earlier this month. Ever since bursting on the scene as a winner in the 2000 Badminton Asia Junior Championships in both the team and the singles events, Lin Dan has achieved everything that the sport has to offer and completed a Super Grand Slam. His hunger is insatiable but he has to put more effort to keep himself fit, he says. “China has so many elite level players, just like what you have in India. So as I am old now, I have to really put extra effort to keep myself fit,” Lin Dan said after dismantling Sourabh Verma in the opening round last night. Asked what is the secret of his fitness, he said: “I would like to keep it a secret (laughs). “It is nothing special. There is no secret. It is all about doing the same things time and time again. It is all about doing the best everyday. “We have many young players so we can play and train together everyday, so it helped me a lot,” he added. In a career spanning 16 years, Lin Dan has won all nine major titles in the badminton world: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Super Series Masters Finals, All England Open, Asian Games, and Asian Championships, becoming the first and only player to achieve this feat. At 32 now, he is still motivated to clinch his third Olympic gold at Rio Games and considers Malaysias Lee Chong Wei as his fiercest opponent. “I have played against many players but I will always consider Lee Chong Wei as my toughest competitor,” said the five-time world champion. His popularity transcends borders as is evident from the chants of Lin Dan that resonates across the stadium wherever he competes. However, he says badminton needs more promotion to take it to a wider audience like tennis and football. “It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a sport which when compared with football and Tennis, still needs promotion.” PTI ATK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Dockworkers to Go on New Strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg

first_imgzoom The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), which includes 85% of the dockworkers at the Gothenburg terminal, plans to organize a new strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg on January 24, 2017, “after being barred from representing its members at upcoming redundancy negotiations.”The strike, which will take place from 12:00 to 20:00 P.M. local time, will be held in an effort “to re-establish a normal Swedish negotiation model, preventive health & safety in the workplace and other basic rights.”“Despite ongoing dialogue and already planned discussions with the Dockworkers Union next week, APM Terminals today at lunch receive new notice for industrial action,” APM Terminals Gothenburg said.There is already a ban on overtime and restrictions on the use of casuals in the largest container terminal in Scandinavia, according to the SDU.The APMT Gothenburg dispute has been ongoing since spring 2016, caused by a change in the company’s personnel policies.In December 2016, the SDU and the International Dockworkers’ Council proposed an initial three-month period without industrial action in an effort to establish constructive negotiations for a new production model at the terminal.According to the SDU, APMT management responded declaring “it was not willing to make any counter-commitments or compromises concerning the issues at hand.”APM Terminals reportedly intends to lay off up to 60 dockworkers on temporary as well as permanent employment contracts (most of them SDU members), denying them the right to be represented by their own union.last_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between May 30, 2019 and June 5, 2019.Thursday, May 30, 2019NoneFriday, May 31, 2019NoneSaturday, June 1, 2019Paul G. Godyzk II (58, Wilmington) was arrested for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. (11:37am)Sunday, June 2, 2019NoneMonday, June 3, 2019NoneTuesday, June 4, 2019NoneWednesday, June 5, 2019None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 ArrestIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 1 SummonsIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 ArrestIn “Police Log”last_img read more

BSF kills another Bangladeshi along Thakurgaon border

first_imgA Bangladeshi youth was shot dead allegedly by the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the border in Haripur upazila on Tuesday, four days after the killing of another man by the BSF troops in Ranishankoil upazila.The deceased was Jenarul, 18, son of Abdul Toaf of the upazila.BSF members of Maldakh camp opened fire on Jenarul and some cattle traders when they gathered near border pillar No. 354/1, leaving Jenarul dead on the spot, said commanding officer of Karigaon Company of BGB-42, Enamul Haq.On Friday, last, Jahangir Alam Raju, 21, son of Badshah Mia of Shahanabad village in Ranishankoil upazila, was shot dead by BSF members along Dharmagarh border in the upazila.last_img

2 Baltimore Squeegee Kids Arrested For Assaulting Driver

first_imgBy The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Two of Baltimore’s “squeegee kids” have been accused of throwing rocks and spraying Windex at a driver.The “squeegee kids” wash car windows for tips, often darting in and out of traffic at dangerous intersections, sparking controversy. News outlets report 18-year-old Na’Sean Holloway and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Dec. 24.A young man washes a windshield as motorists wait at a red light, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Baltimore. Young “squeegee kids” who wash car windshields while darting in and out of Baltimore traffic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)According to a police report, a woman reported she had gestured for a teenager to move on from her car Monday because she didn’t want it washed. She said he complied, but then came back, at which point she rolled down her window and was sprayed in the face with Windex. She said the other boy threw rocks toward her while she called 911.Holloway is charged with second-degree assault. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.last_img read more

Dont Let Your Video Get Lost in the Crowd

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global September 17, 2009 Video used to be the domain of only the largest companies with the biggest marketing budgets. But the explosion of online video sharing sites has given companies of all sizes the opportunity to create and disseminate videos.As small businesses assess those PR tactics that will yield the greatest ROI, online video has grown in popularity as a way to generate buzz without breaking the bank. However, simply shooting a video and posting it online will not guarantee results. The key to a successful video campaign is compelling content–if you aren’t distributing something that people will want to watch your campaign will fall flat.I recently spoke with Todd Grossman, Vice President of Sales and Client Services at MultiVu, about the benefits of online video to small businesses and the steps that companies should consider before embarking on such an endeavor.What are some of the ways a small business can benefit from online video?Video can be used for something straightforward such as introducing a new product or service; to increase traffic to your website via a clever video; to provide a product demonstration or tutorial to your customers; to deliver commentary from your CEO to investors; or to convey a message to employees.Additionally, many small businesses find additional uses for videos by utilizing them for online advertising, or by incorporating them into a Multimedia News Release. An MNR is a great tool that incorporates video, photos, text, links and other information; making it more interactive than standard, text only, press releases.What types of companies are best suited for video promotion?Companies of all size and across all industries are suited for video promotion, including most companies with a consumer product or service and many with a B-to-B product or service. But first the company should ask itself whether its product or service will translate well into a visual message. If the answer is yes, then it’s relatively easy to get started.What are the do-it-yourself options?If you have the budget, hire a professional. It will save you the time and effort of figuring out all of the details of putting a great video together and it will help you get a more eye-catching final result. You don’t even have to worry about it looking too manufactured–professional producers can still give your video a viral look.If a professional producer is not an option, there are a number of options that let you produce your own videos for free or low cost. For example, editing software packages such as Avid, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Proand Media 100enable you to edit your video like a pro.You’re going to need a video camera to shoot footage. If you can’t borrow a good one, try one of the simplest camera’s out there, the Flip Video MinoHD. It’s stocked with a light editing package and can be purchased for under $200 online. An added bonus, it can also be mounted on a tripod.Be sure to incorporate upbeat background music. Remember, you will need to get permission if it is copyrighted; otherwise, you can get royalty free music from sites like RoyaltyFreeMusic.com. Add a call to action and provide a viewer feedback mechanism–such as a comments section or direct contact information–to engage your audience.Once video has been created, how do you get it out there?You can always post to your own website, although this requires a site with multimedia capabilities and technological savvy on your part.Video host sites such as YouTubeor Vidlerlet you load you video and also make it easy for you to embed it to other websites. Be advised with the volume of videos on these sites you run the risk of never being discovered and shared.A better way to get it out to the customer, B2B or the media audiences is the MNR. It’s designed for the new media landscape and can be distributed as a news release to television, radio, web or print media. It can also be sent to key contacts as a direct marketing tool.How long should a video be?Generally, you want to be short and to the point, with content ranging from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. However, there are times when longer video is appropriate. For example, if you’re posting video of a conference keynote or a surgical procedure. If you do create a long-format video, consider indexing it or breaking it up into smaller segments to post as a series. You may even add teasers for upcoming features to keep your viewers interested.It’s the rare video that becomes a viral sensation. Rather than go into the production of a video thinking about creating a viral hit, focus on creating a quality video that can gain traction with your target audience. Humor is a great way to attract viewers, and one of the advantages of the internet is that it doesn’t have the same standards as television. This, allows you to take more risks and experiment a little. Just remember that this video is a representation of your brand, so be careful not to cross the line. Register Now »last_img read more

Transat AT blames higher fuel prices weak dollar for Q1 losses

first_img Thursday, March 16, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Transat AT blames higher fuel prices, weak dollar for Q1 lossescenter_img Posted by Tags: Air Transat, Profit Report MONTREAL — Transat AT Inc. says fluctuations in the Canadian dollar and higher fuel costs have hampered its attempts to return to sustainable profits.The Montreal-based travel company says it had a $32.1 million net loss in its first quarter ended Jan. 31, nearly half of the $61.2 million net loss in the same period a year earlier.It says that was mostly because of a favourable swing in the value of derivatives used to offset the impact of higher fuel prices.However, Transat’s adjusted net loss grew from $30.4 million to $36 million as costs rose due to rising fuel prices and the weaker loonie.Revenue dropped by $36.4 million to $689.3 million as the company cut the number of Sun destination packages.Transat’s net loss equalled 87 cents per share and its adjusted loss was 98 cents per share.last_img read more

SAS says 6 day pilot strike cost it 68 million

first_img COPENHAGEN — Scandinavian Airlines says that a six-day pilot strike that led to the cancellation of 4,000 flights and affected more than 370,000 passengers cost 650 million kronor ($68 million).SAS says that the walkout, which ended May 2 when the sides reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement, “negatively impacted” its second quarter, for which it reported a 1.2-billion kronor ($125 million) loss.CEO Richard Gustafson says it “added to the challenges already faced by SAS,” which include tough competition, increasing fuel prices and a weakening Swedish currency.Gustafson said Tuesday the result for the three-month period that ended April 30, “is far from satisfying.”The strike started April 26 after talks collapsed between the airline and SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% of the company’s pilots in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. << Previous PostNext Post >> SAS says 6 day pilot strike cost it $68 million Share By: The Associated Press Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Tags: Scandinavian Airlineslast_img read more