London Zoo’s tiger cub, first born at zoo in 17 years, drowns
As well as China, it also has a subsidiary in Japan which opened in 2009 and employs 30 people. To begin with, Rekoo will hire 10 people to work out of its tech city offices, but plans to expand this to 25 within three years. The staff members in the new office will market the games to European consumers, but also be involved in localisation work. As a leading light in Chinas tech scene, Rekoos decision is another huge boost for the capitals digital industries, said the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Making the most of the great minds, talented workforce, and market opportunities within immediate access of our Tech City makes absolute sense which is why London is fast becoming the digital capital of the world. As well as convincing Rekoo to come to the UK, Tech City has also been instrumental in getting it set up so quickly. The company has already appointed a European MD, Tony Hughes, and is moving into a full-service office in Shoreditch. They just have to plug in the computers, and theyre going, said David Slater of London and Partners, the capitals official promotional organisation. This is a company with 200 million users, Slater added. When youve got a customer base like that, they can choose anywhere in the world to build their global business. Theyve chosen London, not only London but Tech City, which I think is a great vote of confidence for the Tech City initiative. Rekoo is one of the first Chinese companies to provide games on Facebook, a platform which is still struggling to penetrate the mainland. In its IPO prospectus last year, the social network said its market share in the country was almost zero, and home-grown alternatives like WeChat have filled in the gap. Moving onto Facebook is evidence of Rekoos outward expansion, but Slater emphasises the two way relationship Rekoo Europe will have.
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“As it stands we need at least 700 points to make the cut. I would say 1000 would be great,” Bopanna said, “But you can’t really tell, there’s bound to be some movement in the order which might in the end increase the number of points you need. There are a lot of good teams in the running and not a whole lot of points separating the teams ranked between fifth and 15th. There are about four places up for grabs and about nine to ten teams in the running.” There are quite a number of teams targeting the London ticket besides the Shanghai Masters champs Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo. Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer; Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco; Poles Mariuz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski; Belarus’ Max Mirnyi and Romania’s Horia Tecau; Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic and Frenchman Julien Benneteau; Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez and American Scot Lipsky; Brit Jamie Murray and Aussie John Peers; Swede Robert Lindstedt and Canada’s Daniel Nestor; Philippines’ Treat Huey and Brit Dominic Inglot and Bopanna and Vasselin are in the running. For the 33-year-old Bangalorean, who is tipped to partner Pakistan’s Qureshi next season, it has largely been a start-stop affair this year. He started the season with American Rajeev Ram and moved on to Mahesh Bhupathi in the spring before settling with the Frenchman in June. In a year in which Bopanna has risen to No. 3 in the individual rankings, with two titles in Marseilles and Tokyo with Colin Fleming and Vasselin, he has struggled on the partner front. In all Bopanna and Vasselin, a sometimes doubles player, ranked 64 in the world in singles, have only played six events together – Wimbledon, Cincinnati, US Open, Metz, Tokyo and Shanghai – making three semifinals and winning a title in Tokyo. “We hadn’t lost our first match in a tournament before this,” a perplexed Bopanna said, following his early exit in Shanghai, “Against Treat and Inglot in the second round, we were up 4-0 in the super tie-break. It was just bizarre, but that’s tennis. A couple of bad points and you are out of it before you know it.” Typically then the big-serving Kodava dumped the math and used the matches to call on his team’s position vis-a-vis the London finale. “We need to a win a Masters title at this stage to make it to London,” Bopanna, a finalist last year, said. “We have to win Paris and also do well in Basel.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS Keepers “heartbroken” as tiger cub found dead in enclosure at London Zoo Newborn animal believed to have drowned in pond after mother carried it outside Three-week-old cub was first Sumatran tiger to be born at zoo in 17 years London (CNN) — Keepers at London Zoo are “distraught” after a newborn tiger cub — the first Sumatran tiger born there for 17 years — drowned in a pool at its enclosure. The animal was born to five-year-old first-time-mom Melati just three weeks ago, and its arrival was greeted with huge excitement and celebration at the zoo, where experts were “over-the-moon” about the birth. But on Saturday, keepers raised the alarm when they could no longer see the young tiger on cameras inside its den; a search of the enclosure revealed the animal’s body. It is thought Melati carried the cub out into the paddock area of the zoo’s “Tiger Territory,” where it fell into the pond and drowned. Meet the newest resident at London Zoo Animals weighing in at London Zoo Wanted: Female for last surviving fish “We’re heartbroken by what’s happened,” said London Zoo’s Malcolm Fitzpatrick. Melati is said to be a very nervous tiger who prefers routine, and experts at the zoo had opted to allow her full access to the whole enclosure fearing that any changes to her environment might cause her to injure or abandon her cub. “At the time we thought it was in the best interests of Melati and her cub to allow her continued access to the full enclosure as normal,” Fitzpatrick said. “We didn’t want to put her on edge by changing her surroundings or routines, in case she abandoned or attacked the cub.” London Zoo is to carry out a full review of the circumstances which led to the cub’s death. “We would do anything to turn back the clock, and nobody could be more upset about what’s happened than the keepers who work with the tigers every day,” said Fitzpatrick. They are devoted to those tigers and are distraught.” The zoo had kept Melati’s pregnancy a secret for about 105 days before her cub was born on September 22. Hidden cameras were installed in her enclosure to keep watch over her throughout, and the speedy birth, which lasted just six minutes, was also caught on video.
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