They are naturally beautiful but they prefer to flaunt their brains instead. From curves to charms, they have them all but the endgame is simple: these women are a thinking man’s dream come true. Talking to them can conjure fantasies that makes touching dumb belles feel like lifting weights. A,They are naturally beautiful but they prefer to flaunt their brains instead. From curves to charms, they have them all but the endgame is simple: these women are a thinking man’s dream come true. Talking to them can conjure fantasies that makes touching dumb belles feel like lifting weights. A checklist of the top Thinking Man’s Sex Symbols in Delhi and what some men who matter feel why they are what they are.Chitrangada SinghThere is a mysterious air about her which makes Chitrangada a perfect combination of beauty and talent. Maybe that is the reason why director Ketan Mehta describes her as rare. Passionate, inquisitive and compassionate are the adjectives she uses to describe herself. “I’m a very regular person and do a lot of the usual stuff,” says she. What appeals to her in men is their confidence and honesty.Raseel GujralWhen asked to describe herself in five adjectives, the first thing she mentions is. “I am deeply loyal.” And that’s the reason, she votes for her husband, Navin as the sexiest man alive.”I am not a window shopper. But I find George Clooney and Sean Connery sexy too.” She is constantly stimulated by design, beauty in space, objects, art and textiles. “I often need to unwind myself and I do that by reading, watching films and spending time with my younger son as he is uncomplicated.”In touch with reality, Gujral prefers to call herself a girl next door.Jagi PandaStanding at five-foot-nine inches with an impeccable look, Jaggi Panda, wife of parliamentarian Jay Panda, has donned many hats-an airhostess with Air India to a supermodel to a broadband entrepreneur. She negates the typical image of a neta’s wife. An ideal example of beauty and brains, Panda keeps herself intellectually stimulated by following what’s happening in the industry worldwide by attending conferences and reading industry related books or magazines. Work takes most of her time while fitness comes second. “Five days a week, both cardio and weights is a must.” She runs two companies, has some 500 employees working under her, but that doesn’t take away some of the girl next door qualities she has. “When at home, I love looking at magazines on interiors and doing little things for the house.” She likes men who are compassionate, good communicators, large hearted and have a vision. And the sexiest man alive, according to her is Denzel Washington.Soha Ali KhanHer charming smile and almond eyes make million hearts go thump. She is the ultimate beauty who has made a name for herself. She turned out to be a fine actress and after her kissing scene with Emraan Hashmi in Tum Mile, she became the talk of tinsel town. This alumni of British School, Delhi, calls herself a boring person and one who doesn’t like many changes. When it comes to food, she prefers a simple meal. Dal, roti and vegetables form part of her staple diet. But she loves to binge on the Bengali food that her mother cooks.Kalyani ChawlaA patron of the arts and fashion, Kalyani Chawla and her grandeur is hard to miss. Being a successful art curator and the vice president of Dior India, she has set a high benchmark for not just her peers but aspiring fashionistas and art lovers. But behind her enchanting avatar is a traditional Bengali girl who like most Bengalis is a culture vulture with a superiority complex that she claims to be rightfully true. “My love for European art, books and music was derived from my father who is the best looking grey haired Bengali bhadrolok I know,” she smiles.Indrani DasguptaThis glamrous diva considers fashion the most important thing in anyone’s life.Before she entered the world of fashion, Indrani wanted to be a lawyer. That’s what makes her a voracious reader. “I read whatever I get my hands on. Newspapers, magazines, fiction and non fiction.I love the smell of books, old or new,” says Dasgupta. She describes herself as a girl next door. When she isn’t walking the ramp in her high heels, she loves to curl up in her oldest tee and pajamas. And when it comes to men, she adds, “I like a man who has a funny bone and a good sense of humor. Somebody who wears his skin well.”Ayesha SharmaThis young TV anchor is a muse for those who aspire to follow the same career. While men think of her as a perfect example of beauty with brains, Ayesha, on the contrary, says, “Beauty has little to do with intellect but it’s true that people react differently to someone who looks good.I don’t think the two need to be mutually exclusive.” She is a foodie and loves to binge on but her keen interest in sports keeps her fit.Meera AliWith unmatched enthusiasm and charm, Meera Ali is every thinking man’s fantasy. She keeps herself busy by meeting people who are not affected by their own status in the society, working with the rural folk, craftsmen and children whose minds are open to new and challenging ideas. “Listening to poetry from my husband, reading and designing for my fashion label keeps my mind active,” says the woman who feels looks will only take a person that far, but beyond that, each person needs to be intellectually sound.Manjari ChaturvediBeing the only Sufi Kathak dancer in the world, Manjari Chaturvedi has combined the mysticism of Sufi traditions with classical Indian dance to create a stunning new art form. “I read a lot and I am obsessed with my dance that gives me no time to think of physical beauty,” says Chaturvedi who insists on wearing black to negate all the attention so that the audience sees beyond the body. “When not dancing, I like to sew and want to make a sewing room in my house,” she smiles.advertisementadvertisement
A scintillating Kamran Akmal (92 off 50 balls) on Monday helped Pakistan beat India by five wickets in their ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game in Colombo. Shoaib Malik (37* off 18 balls) gave him company. Pakistan, who were 91/5 in 11.5 overs, were looking down the barrel with the fall of Umar Akmal (c & b Ashwin 2), even as Kamran Akmal (36*) was going strong. At 84/4 in 10.2 overs Pakistan were under pressure chasing 186, having lost Mohammad Hafeez (c Sharma b Ashwin 38) and Shahid Afridi (c Khan b Ashwin 0). Kamran (34*) and Umar Akmal were at the crease. Mohammad Hafeez (31) Kamran Akmal (29) had earlier torn apart the Indian bowling as Pakistan (73/2 in 8 overs) scored almost nine runs an over. Pakistan, who lost two quick wickets of Imran Nazir (off Ashwin) and Nasir Jamshed (run out), were at 41/2 in 5.2 overs. Earlier, Pakistan opened their innings on a brisk note scoring 29 runs in just three overs, with Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez holding fort.Ravichandran Ashwin and Zaheer Khan were at the receiving end of the Pakistan openers blasting them away. Two brilliant half-centuries by batting sensation Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma powered India to 185/3 against arch-rival Pakistan in their second T20 warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo on Monday.Kohli slammed seven fours in his 75-run knock, while Sharma’s 56 was laced with six bondaries and two sixers. Kohli and Sharma are positive signs for India while Pakistan’s lack of discipline in bowling should worry them. Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal took two wickets and Umar Gul claimed one.Earlier, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.Teams:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Laxmipathy Balaji, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin.Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami.advertisement
Tiger Woods has made accommodation plans for the Memorial tournament in Ohio, sources have told Reuters, suggesting the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event could mark the former world number one’s PGA Tour return from back surgery.Although Woods has made no commitment to the Memorial, and his plans remain fluid as he rehabilitates his body, it makes sense that he would want to compete in at least one tournament before the year’s second major, the U.S. Open.The Memorial tournament, to be played from June 2-5 on the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, a suburb of state capital Columbus, is held two weeks before the U.S. Open.Woods entered the U.S. Open before the April 27 deadline, though his registration does not obligate him to play.The deadline for regular PGA Tour events such as the Memorial is the Friday before the first round.Woods is believed to have also made proactive accommodation plans for the May 12-15 Players Championship in Florida, though that might be a little too soon for his return.He routinely skips the two PGA Tour events in north Texas that follow, suggesting that the Memorial is the most likely comeback venue, assuming his recovery continues on schedule.His agent, Mark Steinberg, did not immediately respond to an email requesting confirmation of his client’s Memorial accommodation booking.Woods, 40, is a five-times Memorial winner, though his most recent memory there from last year is not a good one as he shot 85 in the third round.TOUCH OF SYMBOLISMadvertisementHe has won 14 major championships, and it would be a nice touch of symbolism if he made his comeback at the tournament hosted by Nicklaus, the only man with more major titles (18).Woods has not competed anywhere since the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina last August.He subsequently had two back surgeries that required long rehabilitation, but recent videos have emerged of him appearing to swing freely.Nicklaus said recently that he thought Woods was only an outside chance to play the Memorial.”If he wants to play, I would love to have him. If he doesn’t think he’s ready to play, then he shouldn’t play,” Nicklaus said.On Friday, at his annual ‘Tiger Jam’ in Las Vegas, the former world number one was asked when he would make his PGA Tour return.Woods replied: “Dude, if I knew, I would tell you. I’m sick of being on the sidelines … I want to compete against these boys. I miss it.”
Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic is all set to join Manchester United after sources claimed on Tuesday that he will undertake a medical test at Old Trafford post the ongoing European Championship being held in France. (Ibrahimovic transfer talks on hold during Euro 2016: Sweden coach)Reports suggest, personal terms were agreed on a one-year contract after negotiations between Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola and Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward took place in recent weeks. (Zlatan Ibrahimovic again fails to shine in City of Light)The mercurial striker is a free agent at the moment after not renewing his contract with French champions, Paris Saint Germain (PSG). He has been heavily linked to pair up with his ex-Inter Milan boss, Jose Mourinho at Manchester United for some time now.Ibrahimovic has kept the media guessing but has been throwing subtle hints about him moving to United.Ibrahimovic is currently leading Sweden at the Euro 2016 in France. Sweden managed a 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland in their opening clash in Group E.
Lionel Messi’s triumphant Argentina comeback has been tempered by a hint he may not be fit to play in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Venezuela.Messi, who had gone back on his decision to quit the team following their Copa America final defeat in June, scored the only goal in a 1-0 home win over Uruguay on Thursday that sent Argentina to the top of the South American group.However, the Argentina captain said he had a groin pain and had to think about his fitness at the start of a busy season for his national side and his club Barcelona.”My groin is hurting a lot, from before this match,” Messi told reporters. “We’ll see, I always want to be (in the team)? but there are also a lot of important matches coming up.”WHY MESSI ANNOUNCED RETIREMENTMessi explained why he had said he was retiring from international football after Argentina’s loss to Chile in New Jersey in which he missed his team’s first penalty in the decisive shootout.”I didn’t deceive anyone in that moment,” he said. “I was very disappointed because it was a hard blow and I said that because that’s what I felt.”But afterwards, seeing what this group (of players) is like, and with the affection of the fans, I reconsidered.”It was Messi’s third defeat in a major final with Argentina in two years including the 2014 World Cup final against Germany in Brazil, and fourth altogether.Messi is now back gunning for a fourth World Cup appearance in Russia in 2018 with Argentina heading the 10-nation group with 14 points from seven matches.advertisementThe top four qualify for the tournament in Russia while the fifth-placed team will go into an inter-continental playoff for another place in the finals.
Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton player who has been ranked as world’s number 1 ace shuttler by Badminton World Federation. The first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics, Saina was born in Hisar on March 17, 1990.Listed here are some facts you probably didn’t know about the first Indian woman to become the world’s number 1 badminton player:The badminton player holds 23 incredible international titlesIn 2006, Saina became the under-19 national champion. She created history by winning the Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice, thus becoming the first player to do soIn May 2006, Saina became the first Indian woman and the youngest player from Asia to win a 4-star tournament-the Philippines OpenShe won the Singapore Open super series in June 2010, the Hong Kong super series in December 2010, and the Indonesian championship in June 2012Nehwal was conferred with the Arjuna Award in the year 2009, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for the year 2009-2010, and the Padma Shri award in 2010Before stepping into her career in Badminton, Nehwal had interest in Karate. She holds a brown belt in KarateInitially, she was coached by S. M. Arif, who is a Dronacharya Award winner, later by Pullela Gopichand till 2014, and currently, by the former Indian Badminton champion and national coach U. Vimal KumarHer parents Harvir Singh and Usha Nehwal have also been champions of Badminton in HaryanaSaina Nehwal is the first Indian women to be ranked as number one in the Badminton World Federation in the Women’s Singles categoryShe won a bronze at the London Olympics 2014Nehwal was the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championship, and the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament and the Indonesian Open in 2009Her current ranking in the sport is 9, as of February 02, 2016Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to email@example.com
Most know Athiya Shetty as daughter of actor Suniel Shetty. But prestige also comes from being the granddaughter of architect IM Kadri, the man behind the iconic Nehru Centre building in Mumbai, and social worker Vipula Kadri, who started Save the Children India, a well-known non-profit organisation. She may be,Most know Athiya Shetty as daughter of actor Suniel Shetty. But prestige also comes from being the granddaughter of architect IM Kadri, the man behind the iconic Nehru Centre building in Mumbai, and social worker Vipula Kadri, who started Save the Children India, a well-known non-profit organisation. She may be what one refers to as a star kid, but Shetty’s childhood was unlike most others. She grew up on Altamount Road, a swanky neighbourhood in Mumbai, away from the star dens in Juhu and Bandra. She studied at American School of Bombay where her father’s credentials didn’t earn her a special status. And while her action star father made it mandatory that she and her younger brother Ahan devote time to sport along with academics, her mother Mana ensured they were guarded from the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. “I have always been allowed to have an opinion and to decide things on my own,” Athiya says when talking about her upbringing. This means that Athiya gets to chart her own destiny and so far with only two movies, Hero (2015) and Mubarakan (2017), under her belt, she is yet to be taken seriously as a member of most-promising-actresses club. Athiya, 26, concurs.”I haven’t necessarily proven myself as an actor yet and hopefully in the coming years I will,” she said. For an industry where being seen and making a noise is paramount, Athiya doesn’t adhere to the rules. “I don’t think being seen everywhere is going to get you what you really want at the end,” she said. “If you are good and talented, people will want to see you on the big screen.”Athiya identifies herself as an ambivert, a person who has a balance of both extrovert and introvert features. “I understand it may not be the correct way because social media Wis so big and being seen on it is important,” she says. “But I don’t think I can compromise on the person I am. It is only if I am convinced about what I want to do that I will go ahead and do it.” This demeanour is apparent on her Instagram feed as well where she posts philosophical and motivational quotes when she isn’t sharing sun-glazed photos of herself, adorable shots of her canine pets and throwback family photos. One by Lebanese-Canadian author Najwa Zebian reads: “True liberation is not when you are able to pretend like you don’t care, but when you actually don’t care.”advertisement Actor Athiya Shetty (centre) with her mother Mana Shetty (left) and father Suneil Shetty (right). Photo: Bandeep SinghAthiya doesn’t care much about conforming to the industry’s standards of beauty. She swears by the “less is more” approach instead. Following in her grandmothers’ and mother’s footsteps she uses very few products on her face. “I don’t like applying too much makeup,” she says. “I prefer accentuating one feature on my face. So if I do loud lips, then I will do nude eyes.” She credits her lean physique to her active love for sports which she grew up playing including swimming, basketball, track and field and flexibility to martial arts which she did for a few years thanks to her brother. “Now I look back and think we were blessed that we had a childhood where we were on a playground,” she says. A high metabolic rate ensures that putting on weight is never a concern so she eats as she pleases and home-cooked food is a weakness. “I eat for five,” she boasts though she has cut down on sugar and is more strict about what she eats now.Athiya is all for being transparent about her feelings. Not a bad trait to possess given the profession she has chosen. Yet in many ways this is also a liability. Pretending becomes harder if her heart is not in it, even though there’s no other place she’d rather be than in front of the camera. Shetty recently wrapped up her third feature, Motichoor Chaknachoor. Also starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the comedy required her to learn to speak in Bundelkhandi. “It’s not the kind of film I’d expect to be offered,” she said. “I like to challenge myself so it was fantastic.”Other things she likes? Her very own chai pe charcha with her mother whenever both are at home. “We sit in bed and never ever get tired of it,” she said. “It’s simple but it means so much. She brings normalcy and balance in all our lives.” With her father of course films are discussed. He has always told her not to fear the first Friday of a release. “How do you not be scared of the Friday that will make or break a film?” she says.advertisementThis year, Athiya feels, is already shaping up as the beginning of a new her. She started with yoga in January. She recently turned vegetarian. She feels healthier. She is more comfortable with her body than ever before. “People need to be sensitive to all body types,” she says. “Not everybody is meant to look the same.” There is a wiser Athiya too, one who now has a better sense of who she is and one who is not unnerved by silence. “Growing up I always had the fear of being alone,” she said. “Now I find it a blessing.” Clearly Athiya has her eyes trained on a well charted road ahead.Athiya on AthiyaOn her beauty regimeI don’t use that many products on my face so even if it is a face pack I will put squashed tomatoes and bananas. During the day I can’t leave the house without sunscreen, mascara and lip balm. For the night, my ritual is to keep the skin hydrated so it’s a night cream or coconut oil. Drinking lots of water makes me feel good about my skin. My mother made me install an app which reminds me after every hour to drink water.On fitnessI do weight training just to be healthy, stay fit and feel strong. I am blessed with great metabolism so I eat whatever I want. I recently started yoga. My dad put me on to it. Then my mother started it, then my brother and I think out of FOMO (fear of missing out) I also joined. It was hard for me because there’s so much silence and to get comfortable with it is something you learn over time. I never understood the importance of it until now. It helps with breathing, digestion and instills calm.On foodI am a complete foodie. I love Japanese. I recently turned vegetarian. I am actually eating more because of it. I feel healthier and not as lazy as before.On styleI like how Kendall Jenner dresses. It’s important you don’t let the clothes wear you. You have to let your personality shine through it. Be comfortable.On musicI carry my speakers everywhere. Coldplay, Drake, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran are some of my favourites.
Asian Cup Qualification Syazwan admits to still being hampered by his troublesome hamstring Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 2 years ago 14:39 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FAM Asian Cup Qualification Malaysia v Hong Kong Malaysia Hong Kong Syazwan Zainon was on hand to help Malaysia to their first point in the group but acknowledges the qualification task now becomes harder. After two matches without a win in the final Asian Cup qualification round, Malaysia are left rooted in the bottom spot of Group B. The single point was achieved in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Hong Kong, a result which left a lot to be desired.Given that Lebanon and North Korea are generally accepted as the two teams that perhaps are on a different level, it was the old cliche six-pointer against Hong Kong, a side that was arguably closer in terms of strength to Malaysia. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Kedah’s Syazwan Zainon was on tap to tap home a rebound after the ball had spun into his path, following Safiq Rahim’s shot that hit a Hong Kong defender. The winger took his shot without hesitation and it was a precise finish to the near post, just three minutes after the away side had taken the lead.Despite the lack of a win since the team’s management was handed over the Eduardo ‘Nelo’ Vingada, Syazwan had little doubt that the Portuguese is the right man for the job. While results haven’t been promising, Syazwan points to the incremental improvements to the players and the team as one factor why the team will continue to keep faith with Vingada.”We all have high confident in coach Nelo. He has given us a lot of guidance. On a day to day basis, the players have improved working under him. Even though we have lost some games, our game have become better. He is a very good coach.””Yes, the draw did reduced our chances a little bit. But the coach still trust us. Even after the match he told us not to lose heart and we can be better in the next game,” said Syazwan to Goal after the match on Tuesday night.Hong Kong kept a close eye on Syazwan throughout the match as they worked to limit his influence on the match. However, the winger was still able to produce good runs down the left hand side but his final ball left a lot to be desired.In the two matches that Malaysia have played in this stage of the qualifiers, Syazwan has yet to complete the full 90 minutes. He was taken off after 85 minutes against Hong Kong which followed his second half substitution in June’s match against Lebanon.”I still have an old injury with my hamstring which I’m still not fully recovered yet. But I just wanted to play however long I can manage. I can still play around 60 to 80 minutes every game,” explained Syazwan.Malaysia will need a fit Syazwan for the crucial encounter against North Korea in October and if Vingada can improve Syazwan’s final passes, Malayan Tigers’ chances of getting a result in Pyongyang could well depend depend on the Kedah player’s performance.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie was hospitalized over the weekend with a “serious head injury” after collapsing during Saturday’s loss to Vanderbilt. At first, things were not looking good.Abercrombie was reportedly “verbally unresponsive” in the hospital, even after swelling to relieve some of the swelling around his brain. Fortunately, he might be turning a corner.According to Abercombie’s uncle Kevin Richardson, the redshirt sophomore is “improving daily.” Richard provided the update on his nephew during a prayer vigil on the TSU campus last night.“It’s been a hard time, but we’re going to get through it,” Richardson said, via The Tennessean. “God is here with us and Christion. He knows it, and he’s going to be just fine. He is improving daily, and we’re looking forward to seeing more from him.”The TSU Family held a prayer vigil Tuesday night for football student-athlete Christion Abercrombie who was injured during Saturday’s Tennessee State-Vanderbilt game. He remains in critical condition. #PrayersForChristion #TigerFamilyInPrayer pic.twitter.com/UWhygk7SRv— Tennessee State Univ (@TSUedu) October 3, 2018TSU president Glenda Glover also addressed the group gathered to pray for Abercrombie.“First [Abercrombie) made it through the surgery,” Glover said. “And then he made it through Saturday night. Then he made it through the 24 hours. And then through 48 hours. So as each day (goes by) he continues to show just small signs of improvement. He’s fighting. Christion is a fighter and each day when we see him raise his hand or do do any little thing that shows a sign of improvement we’re grateful.”Abercrombie began his career at Illinois in 2016 and after redshirting as a freshman, he played 11 games in 2017 before transferring to Tennessee State.He recorded five tackles and a quarterback hurry before being injured on Saturday.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 26: The Southern University Jaguars Human Jukebox Band performs at halftime of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs on September 26, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Amarius Mims is one of the elite offensive line prospects in the 2021 recruiting class. Things are starting to heat up for the big Georgia product.247Sports‘ composite rankings have Mims at No. 14 overall. He’s the No. 3 offensive tackle and top-ranked recruit from Georgia.On monday, he announced that he’s narrowing his recruitment down to eight programs. Of course, with well over a year until he has to decide, he says things remain open.Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and South Carolina all make the cut.Amarius Mims tweeted out a graphic revealing his top eight schools yesterday.From Mims:I would like to thank God and all the universities that have shown interest in me in the past months but with that being said I’ll be narrowing my Top 8 schools down to..Recruitment 100% open pic.twitter.com/e2MxRXfo8e— 〽️ I 〽️ S ™ (@amarius_mims) July 1, 2019It is far too early to really know where he may be leaning. So far, two 247 crystal ball projections have been made. Both have him heading to the in-state power Georgia Bulldogs.The Bulldogs do not have any 2021 commits as of yet. Of the other programs involved for Mims in that top eight, Florida leads the way with the No. 11 class in the country. The Gators have two players committed that are entering their junior seasons. FSU also has a pair of commits, and ranks No. 14.Alabama, Auburn, and South Carolina have also opened up their 2021 classes already with commitments. The other programs involved are still awaiting their first pledges of the class.
Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to reach more children with special needs.Education Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who spoke with JIS News at the official opening of the $70-million Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Centre in Rockfort, Kingston, on Friday (May 18), said the collaboration will ensure that all children who suffer from various disabilities or challenges receive the necessary early-intervention services.He said he has requested data from the Social Security Ministry to ascertain the number of underserved children across the island. “We need to have that data, so we have everybody accounted for,” he noted.Minister Reid is encouraging parents not to be ashamed if their children have any kind of disability, noting that “it is just how God made them, and we need to give them more love and care, so that they can become independent adults”.He pointed out that with adequate early stimulation they can make a meaningful contribution to society.“Your child may be born with these challenges, but, with support, they can make something good of themselves,” the Minister said.Executive Director of the Early Stimulation Programme (ESP), Antonica Gunter Gayle, said the partnership between the two Ministries is welcome, as many more children will be reached.“This data that is requested by the Minister is important in order for us to provide for them. Children with special needs have potential; they only need the opportunity. We ask that parents give them support to become the best that they can be,” Mrs. Gunter Gayle said.The Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Centre, operated by the ESP, comprises seven classrooms, administrative offices, sickbay, physiotherapy room and specialised play area, among other amenities.It was built through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He said he has requested data from the Social Security Ministry to ascertain the number of underserved children across the island. “We need to have that data, so we have everybody accounted for,” he noted. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is working with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to reach more children with special needs. Education Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who spoke with JIS News at the official opening of the $70-million Stimulation-Plus Early Childhood Centre in Rockfort, Kingston, on Friday (May 18), said the collaboration will ensure that all children who suffer from various disabilities or challenges receive the necessary early-intervention services.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road between Station Road and Route 6 is closed until further notice due to culvert washout. Local traffic is being detoured through Malagash Station Road. Heavy trucks must use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Amherst town line, south for about 4.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for cold planing from Monday, Sept. 13 until Thursday, Sept. 16. Traffic control personnel are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
While residents of waterlogged New Brunswick are packing sandbags and leaving homes, Good Samaritans have come to the rescue of another group afflicted by the natural disaster: displaced farm animals.Livestock uprooted by the flood have been shepherded to the Fredericton Exhibition grounds, which currently houses just over 200 horses, cows, sheep, goats, and even zebu — a type of miniature bull.Charlie Miles, president of the Fredericton Horsemen’s Association, said in a phone interview that the flooded Saint John River is causing uninhabitable conditions for animals in lower-ground areas.“This time of year it’s absolutely freezing,” he said. “There are pieces of ice floating by, and you have your cows or animals standing up to their knees or shoulders, and it’s very, very hard on them because it’s cold.”Miles said he’s confident the exhibition grounds will act as a safe haven for the animals until flood waters recede, noting that they haven’t flooded since 1827.Farmers and volunteers brought the asylum-seeking animals to the grounds by trucks, trailers and barges. The last batch of animals arrived Friday.Some needed medical attention after their ordeal, Miles said.“We’ve had to have the provincial veterinarians in on several occasions to help these animals because they come in on the trucks and trailers and they’re so cold they’re shivering,” he said.“The horsemen here at the racetrack in Fredericton are providing them with blankets and coolers with things to warm them up to stop them from shaking.”The animals’ owners are working with about 15 volunteers to ensure the animals are fed, comfortable and cared for during their stay at the exhibition grounds.The grounds have plenty of room to house livestock of all shapes and sizes: for 190 years, they’ve hosted the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition, an annual event showcasing local agriculture, farm animals and amusement park rides.Brent Dunphy, a local dairy farmer and board member of the Fredericton Exhibition, said the animals have adjusted well to their sudden relocation.He said he’s impressed by the outpouring of assistance from the community, saying a local 4-H club showed up Saturday to help clean up the cattle barn, and other organizations have stepped in with donations.“All the local businesses are donating food, and anything we need: forks, brooms, bale feeders,” he said. “It’s unbelievable, the amount of support that’s been given out here.”The ongoing floods were only made worse Friday and Saturday by heavy winds. Miles said he saw the fierce gusts knocking down power poles and whipping up waves a meter tall.He said it could take weeks before some of the animals are able to return home, since he expects some farms will need quite a bit of cleanup and repair after the extensive damage caused by water and wind.“It’s tearing up their fences, and moving the barns, and the water is hitting up against the screen doors and the first floors of their homes,” he said.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO – One of the most moving events at TIFF each year is the Artists for Peace and Justice gala, which raises funds for health and education initiatives in Haiti.While celebrities often like to attach themselves to trendy causes, this is one organization where it’s clear that the A-listers involved (the likes of Susan Sarandon, Paul Haggis, Daniel Craig, Penelope Cruz, James Franco, Nicole Kidman) and the night’s honoree, Sean Penn, actually care. Most of them have visited Haiti on multiple occasions to volunteer in disadvantaged communities.This year’s gala was “festival fair” themed and was hosted at stunning Casa Loma, with performances by Arum Rae, Kayla Diamond and Maxwell. Also in attendance: The Tenors (the remaining three of them, anyway), fresh off the controversy that occurred this summer when Remigio Periera altered the lyrics to “Oh Canada” and held up a sign reading “All Lives Matter” at the MLB all-star game. Apparently the trio has had a hard time getting bookings in Canada since the incident. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter
The long-awaited sequel to the science fiction epic Avatar from famed Canadian director James Cameron will require a little more patience from fans — three-and-a-half years to be exact.According to the movie’s official Facebook page, the next Avatar film will open in theatres Dec. 18, 2020. It’s one of four upcoming films in the franchise.“Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels,” the post reads alongside a birdseye photo of the crew involved in the project. Following the first sequel, the next one will be released a year later, on Dec. 17, 2021.The franchise will take a three-year break before returning to the screen with two more installments, on Dec. 20, 2024 and Dec. 19, 2025 respectively.Avatar was the first film to gross more than $2 billion US when it was released in 2009 and earned nearly $2.8 billion worldwide.The story is set in fictional Pandora, a resource-rich environment which future humans are trying to colonize. It’s inhabited by the blue-skinned humanoid species, Na’vi, under threat from the expansion.The original starred Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver.The first sequel had been expected in 2018 but Cameron, who was also behind the 1997 Oscar-winning film Titanic and sci-fi thrillers such as The Terminator and Aliens, said earlier this year that wasn’t going to happen.Cameron initially told the Toronto Star in March about the delay, but said the scripts were done for all four Avatar films. The director called it “an epic undertaking” “not unlike building the Three Gorges Dam.” Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement
New Delhi: Around six persons were injured after a DTC bus collided with the transformer in Kanjhawala area in Rohini district. Police said they are questioning the bus driver in the case. According to police, the incident was reported in the morning around 11 am when a bus reached Ladupur village and hit the transformer. The people who were at the spot inform the police about the incident. “The victims were pulled out from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital,” police said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesA senior police officer said that they were minor injuries. “We are questioning the bus driver who claimed that the brake did not apply at the right time resulting in the incident,” police said. The investigating agency is probing whether the bus was being driven at high speed. A case has been registered in this regard. In February, a truck driver died and 13 passengers were injured after a dumper hit DTC bus in Central Delhi’s ITO area. The bus carrying 15 to 16 passengers was coming from Vikas Marg when it was hit by the truck.
The project was rescued after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Ranjith to secure his blessings. Sri Lanka surpassed the world record for the tallest artificial Christmas tree Saturday despite building delays forcing organisers to prune the structure by almost half, an official said, according to the AFP news agency.Cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga initiated plans to build the record-breaking tree in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, but ran into opposition from the Catholic church which said the money would be better spent on charity. Gunasekera said 600,000 coloured LED bulbs would be used to decorate the tree, along with a six-metre (20-foot) Santa and a 12-metre (40-foot) sleigh.“On Christmas eve, we will switch on the lights,” he added.Ranatunga, who led Sri Lanka to victory in the 1996 World Cup, has been at the forefront of the project to raise funds for the artificial tree as a symbol of religious unity. As of Saturday morning, the tree was about 57 metres (187 feet) tall, he said, two metres taller than an artificial Christmas tree erected in the southern Chinese province of Guangzhou last year.The Sri Lankan claim is subject to confirmation by the Guinness World Records. “Initial opposition… meant a delay of about 10 days in our construction work,” event coordinator Mangala Gunasekera told AFP. “Our target was 100 metres (328 feet), but construction delays forced us to cut down the height,” he said. The archbishop had initially described the project as “wasteful expenditure” and said that the estimated $200,000 cost would have been better spent on alleviating poverty.Last year Sri Lanka’s Catholic church urged priests not to put up Christmas trees in their churches over the festive period, with Cardinal Ranjith saying they had no religious significance.
The Police Department, Prisons Department and the local representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have also been called for the meeting. The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has called for an urgent meeting tomorrow with several Ministries to discuss the incident involving Rohingya refugees, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today.The Cultural Ministry, Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and the Ministry of Law and Order are among the institutions summoned for the meeting tomorrow. The refugees were eventually evacuated to safety by the authorities.In Sri Lanka, the presence of refugees and asylum-seekers is authorized by the Government.Report by Indika Sri Aravinda The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) was on Thursday ordered to investigate the incident in Mount Lavinia involving Rohingya refugees.On Tuesday, a group led by monks protested outside a shelter housing 31 refugees – most of them women and children – who had been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy from a boat in Sri Lankan waters in April this year. Chairperson of the Commission Deepika Udagama told The Sunday Leader that the Human Rights Commission will compile a report following the meeting and submit it to the government.
Twenty-four rock trucks and dozens of other late-model heavy equipment items will be sold to the highest bidders – regardless of price – when Ritchie Bros Auctioneers holds a large unreserved mining equipment auction in Australia on behalf of Downer EDI Mining and 20 other owners in September this year. So far, there are over 430 items being sold on auction day, including late model motor scrapers, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, motor graders, crawler tractors and water trucks.”We are very pleased to be selling such a high calibre, clean, well-maintained mining equipment package – it’s a credit to Downer EDI Mining,” Simon Ross, Ritchie Bros Regional Manager said. “The auction is still two months away, but we’ve already got a great selection of equipment to offer our customers and everything will be sold to the highest bidder on sale day, regardless of price. We’ll also be adding consignments right up until sale day.”Downer EDI Mining is one of Australia’s major providers of open-cut and underground mining and mine development services. Downer EDI Mining has entered into an agreement with Ritchie Bros to sell more than 40 heavy earthmoving equipment items at the upcoming Gold Coast auction, including three 2005 and one 2003 Komatsu hydraulic excavators; four late-model Cat crawler tractors (two D10R and two D9R); 16 Cat 777D rock trucks; two 1994 Cat 775B 35,000 L water trucks; five late-model wheel loaders; and three late-model motor graders. The equipment was used in a recently completed mining project in Laos.The unreserved public auction starts at 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 18 at the permanent Ritchie Bros auction site on the Gold Coast. The auction site is located at the corner of Burnside Road and the Pacific Highway in Yatala, Queensland. Interested bidders can find a complete listing of equipment in the auction, including photos, on the Ritchie Bros web site at www.rbauction.com.
The Brazilian authorities this week were surprised to discover a rather ingenious attempt to smuggle cellphones into a maximum security prison.Using a lightweight hexacopter outfitted with a small rig to carry the payload to waiting criminals, an unknown pilot attempted to deliver a scad of mobile phones over the walls of a maximum security prison. Discovered with its contraband still attached, the small UAV was spotted by a highway employee who saw it laying on the ground on the side of the Raposo Tavares highway. After seeing communication devices tethered to the copter, the employee notified the military police who in turn launched an investigation into the matter.The smuggling attempt was unsuccessful due to the seven phones still being attached to the vehicle, but the authorities have no leads as to who was in control of the remote control copter. After looking at the officially released image of the UAV above, it looks like the culprit was making use of a DJI NAZA device. What’s interesting about this model of copter is that it is able to be retro-fitted with a yet-to-be-released GPS module that would allow it to instantly return to its takeoff location with a simple press of a button.If the unknown pilot in question decided to pony up about $1,000 more than the base kit cost, he or she could have installed a global waypoint system that allows specific points to be plotted for the copter to follow. Pretty ingenious if you can pull it off. Whether or not this attempt was a simple probe to see if it would be possible to complete a full mission isn’t known, but the DJI NAZA is an expensive “toy” to just be abandoned like this one was. With kits costing upwards of $2,000 with all the acessories, we wouldn’t call this hexacopter disposable.This isn’t the first time that someone has attempted a stunt like this. In 2009 a group of UK miscreants tried to smuggle drugs into a prison using this method, and just last year in Thailand an attempt was made to get cash, drugs, and mobile devices in as well. This activity begs the question of how many actual successful flights have been undertaken, providing convicted criminals with items that certainly aren’t meant to aid in their “rehabilitation.”One thing is for certain, Andy Dufresne and his friend Red would have loved to have one of these hexacopters in The Shawshank Redemption.Read more at sUAS News, via UOL Noticias