After the investment Shanda, China blog network company, the industry well-known venture capital institutions Softbank Asia recently shot again, tens of millions of dollars level and huge sums of money into a Southern China Internet company — touch net. According to reports, the first phase of Softbank Asia funds now in place, the amount of $twelve million and five hundred thousand, and the latter estimated there will still be funding. In addition, reporters from his network executives who understand that in addition to Softbank Asia, before there are many venture capital institutions have come to negotiate with them, but after nearly two years of negotiations, on the net and Softbank Asia eventually come together, the two sides formulated a detailed development plan for about two years, are listed in the United States the goal in 07 years.
Serena Williams is one win away from a record 23rd Grand Slam title after setting up an all-Williams final at the Australian Open against her older sister, Venus.No. 2-ranked Serena Williams, a six-time Australian Open winner, overwhelmed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 6-1 in the second of the women’s semifinals on Thursday after Venus Williams beat fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3.”She’s my toughest opponent – nobody has ever beaten me as much as Venus has,” Serena Williams said. “No matter what happens, we’ve won. A Williams is going to win this tournament.”The 36-year-old Venus Williams is back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since Wimbledon in 2009 and her first in Australia since 2003, when she lost the only previous all-Williams final at Melbourne Park.Venus Williams tossed her racket after clinching the 2-hour, 26-minute semifinal on her fourth match point and put her hands up to her face, almost in disbelief, before crossing her arms over her heart. She then did a stylish pirouette on the court, smiling broadly, as the crowd gave her a standing ovation.”Everyone has their moment in the sun,” Venus Williams said. “Maybe mine has gone on a while. I’d like to keep that going. I’ve got nothing else to do so let’s keep it going.”Serena Williams’ celebration was more subdued after her 50-minute, one-sided win over 34-year-old Lucic-Baroni, who was playing her first semifinal at a major since Wimbledon in 1999. Lucic-Baroni took a selfie with her cell phone on the court before waving and leaving Rod Laver Arena.advertisement’VENUS IS MY WORLD, MY LIFE’Serena didn’t get to watch much of her sister’s match, but she knew the result before she went out to play.”Obviously I was really proud of Venus – a total inspiration, my big sister,” Serena said. “She’s basically my world and my life. She means everything to me. I was so happy for her. For us both to be in the final is the biggest dream come true for us.”Venus Williams has won seven major titles, but none since Wimbledon in 2008. Her gap between major finals is the longest for any player in the Open era. She’s also lost six of the eight Grand Slam finals she’s played against her younger sister, and is 11-16 in career meetings.VENUS DEFIES AGE TO REACH AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINALVenus Williams is the oldest player to reach a women’s major final since Martina Navratilova, then 37 and 258 days, at Wimbledon in 1994.The 25-year-old Vandeweghe was playing in the last four at a major for the first time and was the only semifinalist younger than 34. She’d advanced with back-to-back wins over top-ranked Angelique Kerber and French Open champion Garbine Muguruza and took charge against Venus Williams in the first-set tiebreaker.But Venus Williams rallied after dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, breaking Vandeweghe four times over the final two sets and putting pressure back on her fellow American.Vandeweghe said earlier in the tournament she’d admired the Williams sisters as an up-and-coming player, and once asked for Venus’ autograph. Venus Williams said one of the best things about her longevity in the game was having an influence on other players.”Growing up, all I wanted was to have an opportunity to play these tournaments. But then you get here and then you have an opportunity to inspire other people,” she said. “It’s more than a cherry on top. It’s more than I dreamed of.”Earlier, Bob and Mike Bryan earned a shot at a seventh Australian Open doubles title after a rain-interrupted 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 semifinal win Friday over Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
English Championship side Stoke City have signed Super Eagles forward from Portuguese side Feirense in a €7.2m (£6.35m) deal.Etebo, 22, has signed a five-year deal for the Potters to become the first signing since Gary Rowett left Derby County to take charge at the Britannia Stadium in May.On his new acquisition, Rowett said: “We’re really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo.”“I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Stoke City shirt as I’m sure our supporters are too.” He added.Oghenekaro Etebo had spent the second half of last season at relegated Spanish La Liga side Las Palmas.HHe is currently with the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the start of this summer’s FIFA World Cup scheduled for Thursday.Related
Stay on target It’s about time.The second Doctor Who trailer dropped Thursday, giving fans an exciting, if not mysterious, look at what’s to come this season.“I’m the Doctor. When people need help, I never refuse,” BAMF Jodie Whittaker says, dressed down in a button-up shirt, hammer in hand.(Did anyone else get chills?)A peek at the revamped sonic screwdriver and frantic glimpses of episodes set on alien planets (one with two moons and two suns) and spaceships is all the big bosses allow.But one minute of Whovian splendor—set to “Glorious” by Macklemore, featuring Skylar Grey—is enough to excite any fan, new or old.Perhaps even more thrilling, though, is the blatant absence of famous (i.e. exhausted) villains like Daleks and Cybermen. In fact, the trailer is suspiciously empty of all adversaries, save for some shooting lasers and explosions (which, for all we know, could be part of the TARDIS redecoration).It seems showrunner Chris Chibnall is sticking to his promise of all-new monsters for Whittaker’s debut—and the BBC’s no-spoilers policy.Series premiere “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”—written by Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs—is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7.Set in a South Yorkshire city (a nod to Whittaker’s northern accent?), the episode introduces Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill), and Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), who meet a mysterious woman who falls from the night sky, unable to remember her own name.I’m getting “Are you my mummy?” vibes (via BBC)The second chapter, titled “The Ghost Monument”—also written by Chibnall, and directed by Mark Tonderai—throws the newly formed quartet right into the action.“If you’re a fan of the show already, it’s got everything you expect,” Whittaker said in a BBC interview. “It’s got new monsters, it’s got fantastic new worlds. It’s also got worlds that we’re familiar with, but are maybe seen from different points of view.“It honors everything that has gone before, but it then has a different burst of energy with all the new cast members,” she continued. “Doctor Who is for everyone and anyone.”What is she kissing goodbye? The former TARDIS, perhaps? (via BBC)Not everyone is so enthusiastic, though, about the casting of a woman in the lead role.Whittaker was recently filmed for Stylist magazine reacting to the Internet criticizing her appointment as the Thirteenth Doctor.Witty, charming, and all-around adorable, she takes the trolls (and the allies) in stride, proving she is not only perfect for the part, but that we should be best friends.“I think [audiences are] going to be excited by Jodie,” Bradley Walsh told the BBC.“Not only is she an exceptional actress, the energy she brings—because she’s still so young, the energy she brings is extraordinary,” the 58-year-old actor said of his 36-year-old co-star. “To keep up with her is hard work!”The Thirteenth Doctor makes her comic book debut (via Titan Comics)Keeping up with the Doctor’s antics, however, isn’t.Before lucky number Thirteen even reaches Earth, Titan Comics will release “the ultimate Doctor Who celebration” in the form of “The Thirteenth Doctor #0.”The issue—written by Richard Dinnick with illustrations by a host of artists—is both a beginner’s guide and tribute to the show’s 55-year history.“As the Doctor regenerates into her Thirteenth form, she relives unseen adventures from every single one of her past lives,” Titan revealed.The first installment of the Thirteenth Doctor comics goes on sale Sept. 26 for $7.99.You’ve got 16 days to catch up on all things Doctor Who here: Check out this year’s writers and directors, read about our favorite underrated villains of the past 15 years, and pick up some themed toy sets. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Doctor Who News: Art Blunder Delays Season 3 Steelbook, RIP Peter MilesDoctor Who News: New Logo Revealed, 7th Doctor Returns for Comics & More