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  • Simon Xie: Meet Jack Ma's unassuming lieutenant at Alibaba September 15, 2014

    Beijing: Inside Alibaba, where cofounders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the softspoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office, unfashionable clothes and the selfeffacing demeanor of a metalworker's son. But for investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's potentially record initial public offering, Simon Xie,...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straightsets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76thranked Simone Bolelli 76 (5), 64, 64 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • Juventus fighting injuries ahead of Udinese battle in Serie A September 13, 2014

    Rome: This weekend in Serie A, threetime defending Serie A champions Juventus have injury problems for their match against Udinese, Roma warm up for their return to the Champions League at promoted Empoli and AC Milan visit Parma. However, it's Simone Zaza who is the talk of Italy after leading the...
  • US Open 2014: Simon delivers first men's upset with win over Ferrer September 1, 2014

    New York: Frenchman Gilles Simon delivered the first big surprise in the men's draw at the US Open, taking down fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain 63 36 61 63 to move into the fourth round on a sweltering Sunday at Flushing Meadows. With the loss Ferrer earned the dubious distinction...
  • Gilles Simon upsets 4thseeded David Ferrer at US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: Fourthseeded David Ferrer became the first top10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 63, 36, 61, 63 in the third round on Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync. Ferrer...
  • IBM Simon: The world's first smartphone turns 20 August 16, 2014

    London: The first ever smartphone a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone has turned 20 on Saturday. The phone with a battery life of one hour was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and went on sale in 1994. At around 23 cm long and weighing half...
  • Veteran JMM leader Simon Marandi joins BJP August 10, 2014

    Three former ministers and an exMLA joined the BJP along with their followers here in Ranchi on Sunday. JMM's Simon Marandi, JD(U)'s Gopal Krishna Patar and Dulal Bhuyan of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) were embraced by former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda, exAssembly speaker CP Singh and several other BJP...
  • ICC takes initiative to develop umpires' communication skills August 6, 2014

    With increasing involvement of third umpire in making correct decisions, the ICC wants to start an uniform programme for all member countries, including India, to develop their communication skills by taking help from the British Council. The ICC's Umpire Performance and Training Manager, Simon Taufel, had sought the help of the...
  • Should Bollywood's CharmerinChief stick to films? Why Shah Rukh Khan can't crack TV game shows August 4, 2014

    Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Salman Khan have proved that hosting a television show isn't as effortless as it appears. Agreed, the ability to connect with the viewers, and to take interest in what might appear tedious to many are some of the qualities that a host ought to...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 32 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 32 in the hockey semifinals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 02 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...
  • Five things to know about EnglandIndia second Test at Lord's July 16, 2014

    London: A lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first Test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances. To end their first streak in 21 years of nine straight Tests without a win, England have recalled leftarm spinner Simon Kerrigan, less than a year after a...
  • England teammates back Kerrigan Test recall July 16, 2014

    London: Amid criticism that his Test team recall may have come too soon, England spinner Simon Kerrigan has won the backing of his teammates who believe he will raise his game if given a second chance in the Lord's Test against India starting on Thursday. Kerrigan was surprisingly selected for the...
  • I fear for Simon Kerrigan, says Michael Vaughan July 15, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said Simon Kerrigan is not ready to win his second cap and play in the Test against India at Lord's, a year after suffering a nightmare debut in Ashes. "I fear for Simon Kerrigan. England have thrown him back into international cricket far too...
  • Simon Kerrigan vows to be better after Ashes hammering July 14, 2014

    London: Simon Kerrigan has insisted England will have a better bowler on their hands than the one who suffered a nightmare debut against Australia last year should he be selected for Thursday's second Test with India at Lord's. The Lancashire leftarm spinner was called into a 14man England squad following the...
  • England name Kerrigan in squad for second Test July 14, 2014

    England have recalled spinner Simon Kerrigan to their squad ahead of the second Test against India following a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The hosts struggled to see off a resilient batting performance from the visitors in the first Test in Nottingham with their fourman seam...
  • Actor Vatsal Seth suffers a minor injury on the sets of 'Ek Hasina Thi' July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Small screen's bad boy Vatsal Seth got injured while shooting for 'Ek Hasina Thi' much to the shock of the actor and the crew members. But he resumed shooting after a short break. According to sources, Vatsal had to shoot a glass bottle with a handgun. The scene was narrated...
  • Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play Champions League T20 July 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Already retired from Tests and ODIs, former Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday called time on his Twenty20 career as well, ruling himself out from the Champions League T20 in India. The 38yearold, who quit firstclass cricket in 2012, captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier...
  • Kei Nishikori advances to 4th round at Wimbledon June 30, 2014

    London: Kei Nishikori of Japan completed a fiveset victory over Italy's Simone Bolelli on Monday to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. The two resumed play at 33 in the fifth set after their match had been suspended on Saturday. The 10thseeded Nishikori broke in the 10th game of the final set...
  • Prosecutors drop domestic spat case against Paul Simon, wife June 18, 2014

    Reuters: Prosecutors have decided not to go forward with disorderly conduct charges against Grammy Awardwinning musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell after the couple had a shoving match in April at their Connecticut home, a court clerk said on Tuesday. Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, who married in 1992, were not...
  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren expands cabinet June 18, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting a minister. Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed administered oath to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Lobin Hembrom as the 12th minister. Jharkhand can have a maximum of 12 ministers, including the chief minister. Lobin is a legislator from Santhal Paragna. The 12th minister's...
  • Paul Simon, Edie Brickell due back in court June 17, 2014

    Norwalk: Paul Simon and his wife are due back in a Connecticut court for a hearing in the couple's disorderly conduct case. The hearing is set for Tuesday morning. A police report says the 48yearold Brickell and the 72yearold Simon became physical with each other during an April 26...
  • Simon Cowell to quit as judge on 'Britain's Got Talent'? June 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: TV mogul Simon Cowell may quit as a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent', fears fellow judge and singer Alesha Dixon. After Collabro, a fivepiece boyband, won this year's series of the hit show, Dixon, 35, fears that Cowell will now walk out on the series and won't return in...
  • 'Britain's Got Talent' judge Simon Cowell wants a daughter June 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: Music mogul Simon Cowell's friend Sinitta says he is keen to have a daughter, a younger sister for his threemonthold son Eric. The 54yearold music mogul and girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed son Eric into the world in February, but his friend and former girlfriend Sinitta says that the 'X...
  • Hockey World Cup: Dohmen's lastminute goal gives Belgium 32 win over India May 31, 2014

    India's shaky defence conceded a goal 15 seconds from the hooter to go down 23 against Belgium in their opening game of hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium, here on Saturday. The Indian defenders allowed space inside the circle to the Belgians, who were frustrated and under pressure after being...
  • Delhi's IPL woes easy to identify, difficult to fix: Eric Simons May 9, 2014

    Eric Simons's role has been under the scanner as Delhi Daredevils' bowlers have averaged a mere 3.1 wickets per outing in eight IPL games so far but the former India bowling coach lashed out at his critics stating that "identifying problems is easy, fixing them is difficult". Simons normally stresses on...
  • Jharkhand CM dismisses Food Supply Minister Simon Marandi May 6, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday dismissed his Rural Works Minister Simon Marandi from his cabinet. His recommendation to dismiss Marandi has been approved by Governor Syed Ahmed, a Raj Bhavan communique said. The reason behind the dismissal was not spelt out. He held the portfolios of Food, Public Distribution and...
  • Juventus celebrate third successive title with win over Atalanta May 6, 2014

    The Juventus fans were in a mood to party and their team lived up to expectations as they celebrated winning a third successive Serie A title with a 10 victory over Atalanta on Monday. A secondhalf Simone Padoin strike enabled the champions to enjoy the moment in front of their...
  • 'Dance shows look like fun, but I will not participate in reality shows,' says actress Simone Singh May 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular TV actress Simone Singh is not eager to feature in reality shows, but is open to doing a dance reality show. "I will not participate in a reality show. Dance shows look like a lot of fun, so that might be a possibility in the future," Simone told PTI. Simone...
  • Overpriced Corey Anderson feeling the pressure at Mumbai: Simon Doull May 4, 2014

    Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull feels compatriot Corey Anderson has not been able to express himself in the starstudded Mumbai Indians as he is feeling the pressure after being bought for too big a price tag in the IPL players' auction. "It was always going to be hard for Corey...