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RELIANCE FOUNDATION AND NBA ANNOUNCE MULTIYEAR PARTNERSHIP IN INDIA

– Jr. NBA Program to Promote Health and Fitness to Youth Through Comprehensive School-Based Program

MUMBAI, INDIA, October 11, 2013 – Reliance Foundation and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a multiyear partnership to launch a comprehensive school-based youth basketball program in India.

The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program will promote health, fitness and an active lifestyle through basketball, and teach the values of the game such as teamwork, sacrifice, discipline, dedication and sportsmanship. The program will feature a combination of in-school and after-school activities along with basketball competitions.

In the first year, the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program will teach basketball to more than 100,000 youth and train 300 coaches and physical education instructors to implement a turnkey NBA curriculum. Over the course of the long-term partnership, the goal is to reach one million youth and train 2,000 coaches and physical education instructors across India.

“We are excited to partner with NBA, the world’s premier basketball league, in transforming India’s basketball landscape. India has a rich reservoir of sporting talents and schools are the fountainhead where those talents can be identified and nurtured,” said Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita M. Ambani. “Through this historic association, Reliance Foundation looks forward to bringing the NBA’s world-class expertise and curriculum and taking Indian basketball to greater standards of excellence.”

The first year of the program will operate in more than 150 schools across Mumbai and Kochi from Oct. 14 to Feb. 8.

“This is an important step in our commitment to grow basketball at the grassroots level and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle in India,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “Reliance Foundation is recognized for its tireless efforts to give back to communities, and we could not ask for a better partner to work with us to positively impact the lives of Indian youth.”

Reliance Foundation and the NBA will bring international coaches to India for three months in each city to lead three-day ‘Train the Trainer’ seminars that will teach the curriculum to local coaches and physical education teachers.

All local coaches will receive a ‘Jr. NBA Basketball in a Bag,’ which contains resources for them to grow the game in their communities. The bag includes an India-specific coaching guide with curriculum for in-school and after-school programs, nets, whistles, cones, air pumps and a Jr. NBA poster.

The international coaches will also support program implementation at each school where, ultimately, the local coaches and physical education instructors will conduct weekly basketball-led physical education classes for grades 4-10 in their schools.

In addition to the in-school portion, select schools will make their courts available four days per week for after-school basketball programs comprised of more advanced training and individual skills and team-based competitions. These will include 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions, and the top players and teams from each school will be selected to compete in a citywide competition.

A Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Hot Shot Competition will identify the best shooters in each school to compete in a citywide championship at the end of the program. An NBA or WNBA legend will travel to each city at the end of the program to work with players and coaches.

In addition to working with schools, Reliance Foundation and the NBA will partner with community organizations in each city who are already conducting youth basketball programs. These organizations will also make their courts available for Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA after-school programs for youth from local communities. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program will supplement youth basketball initiatives at these organizations by providing curriculum, equipment and invitations to send teams and players to citywide Jr. NBA competitions.

About Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation (RF), the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, aims to play a catalytic role in addressing the nation’s development challenges through innovative and sustainable solutions with its focus on five core pillars: Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Urban Renewal, and Promotion and protection of India’s Arts, Culture and Heritage. Smt. Nita M. Ambani is the Chairperson of Reliance Foundation and the guiding spirit behind the Foundation’s ambitious vision of becoming the leading vehicle for social development, empowering the underprivileged and infusing social transformation in India. Reliance Foundation has touched the lives of over a million underprivileged across the country, reaching out to over 2,500 villages and various urban locations.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters currently feature 85 international players from 36 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, which is available in more than 61 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which averages more than 42 million page views per day, more than half of which originate from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with more than 445 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $225 million to charity, completed more than 2.6 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 830 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play.

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Satya Vachan and the promising starcast!

Ram Gopal Varma got together the cast of his upcoming release SATYA 2 at Hotel Orritel, Andheri West today for a promotional event of the film. Present at the event were actors Puneet Singh Ratn, Anaika Soti and Aradhana Gupta other than Ram Gopal Varma himself.
SATYA 2 is all set to release on 25th October 2013.

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The cast of Goosebump Entertainment’s film Huff, It’s Too Much, Pushkar Jog and Armeena Khan came together at Hotel Orritel in Andheri West for a promotional event of their film.

Huff It’s Too Much directed and producer by Pushkar Jog is all set to release on 25th October 2013.

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Boss Title track Remixed by Industry’s ‘Official Remix King’ DJ Khushi

DJ Khushi has done the remix of the title track for Akshay’s Boss. ‘Official Remix King’ is the apt title for DJ Khushi since film’s directors has selected the remix track of Khushi in their film’s official albums. Shah Rukh Khan has also selected DJ Khushi remix track over others and included in the official album of Ra One.

DJ Khushi’s rich repertoire includes projects like Chammak Challo (Ra One), Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Anarkali (Housefull 2), Chikni Chameli (Agneepath), Right Now Now (Housefull 2), Jhak Mar Ke (Desi Boyz), Rishte Naate (De Dana Dan), Kaminey (Kaminey), Hosanna (Ek Tha Deewana), Chahun main ya naa (Aashiqui 2), Vele (SOTY), etc.

DJ Khushi strength lies in spinning sounds that vary from retro to hip hop and his capability to handle the Bollywood sounds and Electronic Dance Music is par above excellence.

DJ Khushi has been awarded the “Most Popular Bollywood DJ of India” award in ‘The Nightlife Convention 2013’, Goa.

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RSBL’s ‘Sparsh – Touch of Elegance’ opens a jewellery showroom in Borivali

· Mumbai’s second Sparsh showroom to offer antique gold and exclusive diamond jewellery to one and all.

MUMBAI, October 11th, 2013: Diamonds are said to be woman’s best friend. And RSBL promises to strengthen this friendship even further.

Expanding its presence in India’s commercial capital, RSBL DIA Jewel’s (a group company promoted by RSBL) Sparsh – Touch of Elegance, today launched its second brand new state-of-the-art jewellery showroom in Borivali. The showroom will offer customers a collection of antique gold and exclusive diamond jewellery.

RiddiSiddhi Bullions Ltd (RSBL), a leading name in bullion industry, announced its foray into diamond jewellery under its promoted company RSBL DIA Jewels Pvt. Ltd. and brought an exquisite line of jewellery collection: Sparsh – touch of elegance for the customers. The launch of the second showroom is in keeping with RSBL’s expansion plan with an aim to give customers across the city convenient access to purchase jewellery.

With the launch of this showroom, Sparsh – Touch of Elegance will be able to offer its inimitable and bespoke creations that have been made using precious gemstones ranging from diamonds, deep red rubies, green emeralds, and cool blue sapphires to semi-precious stones that include peridot, turquoise, topaz, tourmaline and aquamarine, all in fine gold to wider set of audience.

Celebrate those enduring moments with its splendid pieces. Be the cynosure of all eyes on your wedding, charm everyone with your ornate jewels on your mehendi or bask in the glory of your inimitable jewels on the reception. Steal your betrothed’s heart on your engagement and relish everyone’s attention on Diwali with their unique and elegant jewels. The collection covers products like antique jewellery, beautiful rings, pendants, ear rings, bracelets, and classy diamond sets etc.

Mr Prithviraj Kothari inaugurated the showroom. Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Kothari, MD said, “With the grand success of our first showroom, our valuable clientele wanted us to bring the creations in the suburbs of Mumbai. So here we are, justifying my Motto: “Make products that meet customer needs”. We are delighted to announce the opening of our second Sparsh – Touch of Elegance showroom in Mumbai. The city continues to be an important market for us, one we take pride in and understand perfectly. Few challenges faced by the Gold & Diamond jewellery sector of India which will be catered by this product are transparent pricing scenario when it comes to making charges & raw materials costs like Diamonds etc and absolute brand assurance. We are confident that the new showroom will set new standards in jewellery sales in the area and help us move forward in our business endeavours. Customer satisfaction is our utmost priority and the showroom promises to provide patrons a completely new experience in buying high quality one-of-a-kind jewellery.”

A truly unique service that Sparsh – touch of elegance will provide to its clientele is Buy back facility. It’s one of the first of its kind where a client can exchange their old Diamond jewellery of Sparsh – touch of elegance with a new one from its store.

No two women are alike, then how could be their jewellery? The showroom keeps no repeat design to ensure its uniqueness. Keeping the design, style and quality in mind RSBL DIA jewels strictly adheres to quality and authenticity by providing certificate of purity and authenticity with each masterpiece – BIS Hallmarked authenticity for Gold. There would not be even a minor difference in the stated quality of diamond or gold.

Showroom Address: RiddiSiddhi Bullions Ltd, Shop no. 3, Dwarka Co-operative Ho. So.,

L.T. Road, Near diamond cinema, Borivali (West), Mumbai: 400092.

Contact Number: 022 – 40141770/71

Email ID: borivali@rsbl.co.in

H/O Showroom Address: RiddiSiddhi Bullions Ltd, Bullion House, 115, Tambakata Lane,

2nd Floor, Opp. Dagina Bazaar, Pydhonie, Mumbai – 400 003.

Contact Number: 022 – 61245510

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About RiddiSiddhi Bullions Limited (RSBL)

Established in the year 1994, it has been amongst the market leaders in providing wholesale and retail level bullion delivery in the spot markets across India. It has made investing in Gold, Silver and Platinum the ‘in’ thing with its easy, reliable and user-friendly systems and products like RSBL SPOT, RSBL eCoins, Bullion++, Bullion India, RSBL Coins, RSBL DIA Jewels and so on. The company’s promoters have a combined experience of over 100 man-years in the industry. RSBL has received SME 1 rating from CRISIL Ltd., which is the highest rating on the SME rating scale. RSBL is a nominated agency for import of Bullion in India and also one of the few Indian companies associated with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). It holds a reputation amongst LBMA’s good delivery member international supplier and banks. It has also been certified as a PREMIER TRADING HOUSE status under the EXIM policy of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India. , are few of many such accolades. RSBL has carved a niche in the market for being the first ever consolidated bullion trading company in India.

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Prime Focus Behind The Sleek Look of ‘24’

Company sets new benchmark for television industry with end-to-end international standard production of the much awaited action drama series by Anil Kapoor Films

Mumbai, October 11, 2013: In another first, Prime Focus has set new standards for the television industry with remarkable pre and post-production work for the AbhinayDeo directed action drama series – ‘24’. With a dedicated team of 30 specialists, the company is delivering visual effects, pre-production and post-production work for the much anticipated showon Colors. 24 isset to revolutionize the television industry by becoming the first TV series shot with the diligence of a feature film.

Huzefa Lokhandwala, Co-Founder &Creative Director, Advertising, Prime Focus, said, “Our creative team has worked on a very tight schedule, and round the clock with latest technology to ensure the highest standards of post-production for 24, which is undoubtedly a game changing show for the Indian television industry. Another first would be the use of the ‘Baselight’ color grading system to achieve the look and mood detail that a show of this nature, deserves. We have worked in sync with Abhinay’s requirements to set new production values and are optimistic that this show will lead to a paradigm shift for the industry.” He further added, “This is the first time that Prime Focus’ commercials division has worked on a short format show.”

Abhinay Deo, Director, 24 India TV series said, “The volume of content we have shot is exhaustive, and is equivalent to raw footage of seven feature films. Prime Focus was ordained with the difficult task of ensuring a smooth post production workflow for this project. I have worked with Huzefa in the past, and we wanted to leverage his expertise on 24 because the show is meant to reflect unprecedented production standards in our local television industry. I’m certain that 24 will change the look of television shows in the country, and I hope that the audiences will love the overall look of the series, which is designed to look like ‘cinema on television’.”

“With brilliant minds like Anil Kapoor and Abhinay Deo working to create a product of international benchmark, Prime Focus has gone all out to ensure that their vision is achieved. We have yet again proved our expertise for pushing the creative envelope and helping the television industry attain superior quality of creative services”, added Niraj Sanghai, Senior Vice President, Films and Commercials, Prime Focus.

The Indian edition of 24 is written by Rensil D’Silva and directed by Abhinay Deo. Kapoor has produced and acted in the action series. The show will also star Mandira Bedi, Tisca Chopra and Shabana Azmi. Anupam Kher will play the role of a RAW officer in the series.

24 is an action drama based on the American series by the same name. The Indian version premiered on 4 October on Colors TV.

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About Prime Focus Limited

Prime Focus Limited, a global leader in media and entertainment industry services employs over 4,500 professionals in 19 facilities across 3 continents and 4 time zones. We provide end-to-end creative and technical services including visual effects, stereo 3D conversion, animation, video/audio post-production, digital content management and distribution, Digital Intermediate, versioning and adaptation, and equipment rental to the Film, Broadcast, Advertising and Media industries. Prime Focus is behind path breaking technologies like CLEAR™ (media cloud for content and workflow management) and View-D™ (stereoscopic 2D to 3D conversion). Leveraging our Global Digital Pipeline and pioneering delivery model WorldSourcing® we partner content creators at every stage of the process ensuring work flow efficiencies, cost optimization and creative enablement. Listed on the BSE and NSE of India, Prime Focus has operations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, London and Mumbai.

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Hrithik Roshan’s secret of being Strong

Everyone feels that Hrithik is a very strong person well he is but when he was a kid Hrithik was shy and a loner.His tears would flow easily when someone teased him in school.but Hrithik hs a strong father which never allowed any weakness to be supported. He believes that people go through lot of struggle in their lives and still manage to come out joyful.

On Priyanka Chopra’s comment that Hrithik lives in his head.
Hrithik feels that its natural to live in fear of the unexpected but one should welcome it as opportunities to rise above.He believes that krrish has a great impact on him its beyond d mask,the caves and the way he needs to jump from one building to the other its all about the values and goals he lives by.
In spite of having problems of speech impediment,knee problem, a broken shoulder and now a hole in the brain. Hrithik choose to be positive and because of his consistent practice of imbibing the right values of a strong man did not allow a single second of fear to enter him.
Hrithik choose to stay awake during his surgery which makes him feel that if he feel asleep he would have two holes in his head instead of one.
Hrithik believes that if your attitude towards a problem is right you get all the strength to surpass everything.
Hrithik believes that his failures have made him stronger. As his experiences have been his biggest motivators whenever he feels to much pressure he just looks back and realizes he had gone through this same earlier but had come out stronger.

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Canon champions ASEAN spirit of togetherness at the 27th SEA Games

Canon to support athletes as Official Imaging and Document Solutions Sponsor at

SEA Games in Myanmar

Gurgaon, 11 October 2013 – Canon, the leader in digital imaging, today, announced its sponsorship of the 27th South-East Asian Games (SEA Games), which will be held in Myanmar in December 2013. Canon will be the SEA Games ‘Official Imaging and Document Solutions Sponsor’ working with organisers, fans and photographers to capture and communicate compelling moments during this historic event.

“Inspired by the SEA Games motto which is focused on sustainability, sportsmanship and friendship, Canon wants to champion this celebration of the culture, heritage and traditions of South-east Asia as Official Sponsor for the 2013 SEA Games”, said Mr Kensaku Konishi, President and CEO of Canon Singapore.

“Beyond fostering better relationships through sports across the region, Canon also hopes to help galvanize more support from other partners and stakeholders for the host country, by raising visibility of the promise and possibilities of Myanmar in this pivotal period of social and economic development” further added Mr. Kensaku Konishi.

The 2013 SEA Games will be hosted in Nay Pyi Daw, Yangon and Mandalay, and will feature more than 32 sports and 6,000 athletes from 11 countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam. Apart from being one of the region’s most significant events in 2013, this year’s Games will also mark its return to Myanmar, a country that last hosted the biennial multi-sporting event 44 years ago in 1969.

Canon Professional Support Services Onsite

Fans who are unable to attend the Games usually experience the passion and excitement of the event through compelling and powerful photos and videos. In line with this vision, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support at the Canon

Professional Service centre on-site to accredited professional sports photographers covering the event. Services include technical support and advice, repair and maintenance services, as well as loans of the latest Canon EOS system camera and lens equipment to ensure that photographers are able to continue shooting. In addition, Canon will also provide document management support and Business Multi Function Devices to the organizers in ensuring the smooth running of the Games.

Sports Sponsorship – Canon’s Contribution to the Community

Canon’s involvement in sports is in line with its corporate philosophy of “Kyosei” – which means “Living and working together for the common good.” Canon has extended the definition of Kyosei to mean “All people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together for the future.”

Canon actively pursues “Kyosei” in the communities in which it operates. This includes the promotion of sporting activities that contribute to the well-being of the community. In this instance, Canon hopes to encourage the athletes to develop to their fullest potential and on a regional level, to promote the SEA Games and encourage the development of sports in the region. Canon is no stranger to sports sponsorship. In Singapore, it has entered into a partnership with the Singapore Bowling Federation (Singapore Bowling) and is the main sponsor of the Albirex Niigata Singapore Football Club.

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Mumbai, October 11, 2013 – Announcing its revamped new brand look today, Sony Entertainment Television reaffirmed its creative vision and content innovation. With design and thought converging to reinforce the vibrant cultural and thematic identity of the channel, the result is a refreshed, modern and distinctive new channel. The new look and feel will officially be seen by viewers across the world from primetime on Friday, 11th Oct, 2013.

SET’s new look embodies “hope and happiness” symbolizing progressiveness and grace, while being traditional and cultured, thus reflecting the smart and contemporary confidence of SET & its viewers. Embracing red, blue and green as their signature colors, the new look gives a very lively and emotional touch to SET, that is spontaneous, humane and warm.

Renowned design studios, Ink Project based in Australia has helped create and advised the channel on its new look. Through its powerful shows, refreshing content and iconic characters, SET has successfully delivered its brand promise of providing a wholesome viewing experience for its consumers. This revamped look further propagates its brand philosophy of being fresh, innovative and progressive.

Mr. N.P. Singh, COO MSM, Pvt Ltd said, “Sony Entertainment Television is a brand which has always challenged itself to define the category through fresh content, appealing characters and powerful storylines all packaged in a vibrant look. The journey so far has been a well chalked out one, in terms of how we have evolved the brand and as a brand we have always endeavored to give our viewers what they want to watch, not just what we want them to watch.”

Ms. Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, SET said, “At Sony, we believe that this is the right time to infuse renewed vigor into the brand and reflect an identity which truly articulates our spirit. This revamped look is a celebration of hope and happiness thus reflecting the inherent ideology of the channel – being proud of our heritage yet living life to the fullest. We anticipate that our new look will only strengthen engagement & connect with our audiences.”

In the new brand identity spot, SET stars, are weightlessly captured against a dynamic backdrop of color and sound. The sparkle frames encircle the human action creating a bold, fresh look for SET. Red, blue & green colored particles converge to one point and dynamically sparkle to create the SET brand logo.

Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created significant marquee properties through an impressive lineup of programs ranging from the light-hearted to the supernatural, exploring various genres complemented by an explosive mix of glamorous events and Bollywood blockbusters. Known for its innovative concepts and exciting formats, Sony Entertainment Television reaches more than 95 million households in India.

As the preferred channel for the viewers and advertisers, SET continues to grow and evolve, increase brand loyalty and lead content innovation. SET is driven by creativity and innovation, yet deeply rooted in Indian heritage and values.

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Reliance Entertainment partners Dharma Productions for 4 films in International Markets

Reliance Entertainment the flagship motion picture arm of India’s Reliance Group has partnered with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for four of their key projects in the International Markets. Reliance Entertainment will market and distribute Dharma Productions four prestigious films ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’, ‘Ungli’ and ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ in the overseas market.

Commenting on the partnership Mahesh Ramnathan COO Reliance Entertainment said, “Reliance Entertainment is delighted to partner Dharma Productions- India’s premier film production house. The collaboration should break new ground in the overseas markets and expand the reputation of both the companies internationally.”

Apoorva Mehta (CEO – Dharma Productions) further adds, “We are very excited abouthaving Reliance Entertainment as our Overseas distribution partner for our next 4 releases. Our strength in content creation matched by their distribution expertise will ensure that the films have the widest possible reach in traditional and non-traditional market”.

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Aspri Spirits showcases the finest wines from South Africa

Jacobus Wilhelm Pienaar, wine maker from Nederburg, gives Delhi an intimate taste of wines from Nederburg and J.C. Le Roux.

New Delhi, October 11th, 2013: Aspri Spirits showcased authentic South African wines from esteemed brands like Nederburg and J.C. Le Roux. Jacobus Wilhelm Pienaar, wine maker from Nederburg, was in New Delhi to host the wine tasting where a private tasting of the wines was conducted as they were paired with select dishes to appreciate the goodness of these eloquent wines.

Nederburg is South Africa’s leading and one of the most decorated names in the wine industry. The brand is a winner of several international and domestic awards. They were recently judged “The Most Successful Producer” at the SA Trophy Wine Show. The winery itself was an inaugural winner of the International Wine Tourism Award for Cape Town, presented by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. At the event, Jacobus Wilhelm Pienaar gladly answered queries about the history of the wines, their qualities, the creation process and many such aspects.

Aspri Spirits also presented the wine Le Domaine from J.C. Le Roux. The wine brand is South Africa’s first and one of the leading cellars who have devoted their efforts to the art of making sparkling wine. J.C. Le Roux is acclaimed for its passion, craftsmanship and expertise to make the finest vintage Méthode Cap Classiques in the time honored French style, and fun loving sparkling wines to suit every palate.

At the event, Mr. Jacobus Wilhelm Pienaar, Wine Maker from Nederburg, said, “Wine making is an art in itself and we are glad that the Indian market has a fine understanding of the same. Our wines offer the best from regions like Western Cape in South Africa. The brands association with Aspri Spirits has been rewarding and we are confident that we will grow together in the Indian market.”

Mr. Jackie Matai, Co-Founder, Aspri Spirits added that, “Our association with Distell has been very rewarding. Their wines are available across all major cities in India and we will continue to put in all our efforts towards marketing the brand.”

About Aspri Spirits

Aspri Spirits, one of the leading distributors of premium wines, spirits and beer in the country was established in 2004. The company is promoted by two of the industry’s finest professionals Mr. Jackie Matai, a seasoned entrepreneur and Mr. Arun Kumar, an experienced industry professional who has been associated with several global brands and headed renowned multinationals companies in the Asian region. They have ensured clear focus and strengthened Aspri’s vision to emerge as a top player in the wine and beverages segment. Aspri Spirits with its headquarters in Mumbai and branches in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad along with 7 representative offices in the country is a leading player in the international wine, beer and spirits business in India. Aspri’s belief of building brands lies in developing markets together with its principals through teamwork, identifying new opportunities and insights into changing market trends and preferences

About Nederburg

Nederburg is South Africa’s leading and most decorated name in wine, winner of more international and domestic awards than any other in the country. They were recently judged the most successful producer on the SA Trophy Wine Show. The winery itself was an inaugural winner of the International Wine Tourism Award for Cape Town, presented by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. The brand’s universal appeal lies in Nederburg’s ability to make classically structured wines with fruit-rich flavors. Their hallmark combination of finesse and fruit is evident in all their wines.

About J.C. Le Roux

Named after the prominent French Huguenot, Jean Le Roux, the cellar is situated on part of the historic farm where he settled to grow vines after leaving his home in Normandy in 1704. Till this day The House of J.C. Le Roux bears testimony to the contribution made by this illustrious family in the picturesque Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch.

The first sparkling wine, a Sauvignon Blanc, was made at The House of J.C. Le Roux in 1983, followed by South Africa’s first Pinot Noir Méthode Cap Classique in 1985. Another innovation in 1999, the country’s first off-dry Cap Classique, La Valleé, has enabled many novices to appreciate the elegance and refinement of a Cap Classique.

In 2008, The House of J.C. Le Roux once again made history by becoming the first producer to win the prestigious WINE Magazine Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge with a rosé, the delightful Pinot Noir Rosé 2006.

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MOVIES NOW presents Rise of the Planet of the Apes as the Super Movie of the Month

~Watch the blockbuster on the 12th October 2013 at 11pm ~

TRIVIA Ø Shipped to theaters under the code name “Salad”. Ø The “in-flight footage” from the Icarus mission is actually a clip of on-board film from the 1968 flight of Apollo 8. Ø The project was started 5 years prior to its release National, October 2013: What happens when Apes grow to be the popular and stronger race? Raising the bar each time, MOVIES NOW brings you the blockbuster that grossed over $481 million for the series as the super movie of the month- Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The movie centers the rise of a super intelligent chimp who leads the uprising, resulting of an object designed to help the brain repair itself.

The Planet of the Apes comprising of seven films, two television series and endless comic books have cleared all those doubts indeed and grown to be one of the most popular Sci-fi series.

With a cult fan base and critical acclamation, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was voted as the best film in the series after the original 1968 release. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects reiterating the best cinematic viewing experience. Catch the humans struggle against the beasts as the apes challenge their very survival on the 12th October 2013 at 11pm as the Super Movie of the month only on MOVIES NOW.

Catch the two species as they go head to head in the ultimate battle for survival on Hollywood’s best only on MOVIES NOW – Hollywood in HD!

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After Bhoothnath Returns, Big B to do another film with Bhushan Kumar

Amitabh Bachchan began the shoot for the sequel to his 2008 film Bhoothnath on 9th October at Filmcity, Mumbai. Producer Bhushan Kumar is very excited with his very first association, Bhoothnath Returns, with Mr. Bachchan that he has showed his eagerness to work with Big B again. Even before starting Bhoothnath returns shoot in full force, Bhushan Kumar announces his next project with Amitabh Bachchan.

On the special occasion of Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday, Bhushan Kumar is very happy to announce his new project with him. After narrating the story, Mr. Bachchan has given a nod to star in T-Series’ next production being directed by Umesh Shukla. Titled 102 Not Out, the movie is about an old man who decides to break the world record of longevity. With Mr. Bachchan playing the lead role, the movie shows us how to live a life as opposed to merely existing. This Amitabh Bachchan starrer will also have Paresh Rawal is a pivotal role.

Bhushan Kumar, “It’s his birthday and this is the right occasion to announce our next venture with him. The film is titled 102 Not Out which will have him share screen space with Paresh Rawal. Two brilliant actors sharing screen space will take the story to another level.”

102 Not Out will be directed by Umesh Shukla will be his second movie under the T-Series exclusive 5 film deal signed between them.

Regards,

Payal Nair

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New Zealand extends work rights to more international students

The New Zealand Government announced today that more international students will be allowed to work while they study in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, and Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, announced that:

· International PhD and Masters by research students will have unlimited work rights.

· All tertiary-level international students enrolled in a course of at least one academic year will now be able to work full-time during each scheduled semester break.

· All international students enrolled in an English language course of at least 14 weeks duration at a high-quality provider will be eligible to work up to 20 hours a week.

“Today’s announcements will allow more Indian students to gain valuable work experience while they study in New Zealand,” says Education New Zealand’s Regional Director South Asia Ziena Jalil.

As well as helping with living costs, working part-time while studying means students can gain work experience that will give them an edge over other graduates when they finish studying.

“New Zealand is a country that’s open to doing things in new ways,” says Ms Jalil. “We encourage learning by doing, and working while you study is a great way to practically apply your new skills and knowledge in a completely different environment to the classroom – and get paid at the same time.”

The changes announced today will come into effect from January 2014.

Immigration New Zealand’s General Manager Service Support, Rob Stevens, says the New Zealand Government has created a website – www.nzstudywork.com – expressly for international students and their New Zealand employers so everyone clearly understands their respective rights and responsibilities.

“While the global financial crisis hasn’t hit New Zealand as hard as other countries, it will still take time to find the right job and students must have enough money to cover their living costs while studying,” he says.

The New Zealand Government also announced that Immigration New Zealand will no longer grant visas to students seeking to enrol at institutions rated Category 4 by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

“We want students studying in New Zealand to experience the high quality education we have to offer,” says Ms Jalil.

To find out more about studying in New Zealand, visit www.studyinnewzealand.com

ENDS

For more information contact:

Jugnu Roy

Marketing and Strategic Relationships Manager

Education New Zealand

Phone: +91 11 2687 1873

Email: jugnu.roy@enz.govt.nz

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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