NLEX hikes win run to 3

first_imgYeng Guiao admitted to having this weird feeling, but it was just the kind of feeling that validates how he has turned NLEX around.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Read Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend POC insists on hosting 2019 SEA Games, will appeal to Duterte ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “This is a testament to the progress we have made,” Guiao said as the Road Warriors’ winning streak is now actually five games dating back to their final two games in the Commissioner’s Cup where the team made changes by trading for several players.Alas almost threw the game away by fouling Chris Tiu in a jump ball that resulted in two free throws for the Rain or Shine guard for a 110-108 lead with 6.3 seconds left.After Guiao called him out during the timeout for that “stupid” foul, Alas connected on a floating layup off Beau Belga to forge the second extension. He finished with a career-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds.In the second game, GlobalPort survived a strong challenge from Phoenix in the stretch to hammer out a 100-91 victory and barge into the win column.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The Road Warriors stayed unbeaten in the PBA Governors’ Cup after outlasting Guiao’s former team, Rain or Shine, 122-114, in double overtime as Kevin Alas redeemed himself from a “stupid mistake” that almost cost NLEX the game in the first extension at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.Alas hit the go-ahead layup with 2:51 left for 113-112, and then fed Larry Fonacier for the triple that wrapped it all up with 58.9 remaining as NLEX won a third straight game and grabbed the solo lead momentarily.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s an awkward feeling, beating that team,” Guiao said. “Sometimes, I still feel I’m the coach of that team. I haven’t gotten over that 100 percent. I still feel that’s my team and they’re my boys. But I have to get used to that,” Guiao said.Perhaps the feeling wouldn’t go away because Guiao left a winning program in Rain or Shine and is now beginning to develop a winning culture with NLEX. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Serious collision on the Alaska Highway north of Wonowon

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IS YOUR BUSINESS UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE FITNESS CHALLENGE?

first_imgAre you looking to increase employee engagement, boost morale or looking for an event to have a bit of fun as a workforce?If so, then the NorthFit 2014 Corporate Challenge is for your business.On the 4th of October at Letterkenny Community Centre, local Letterkenny businesses will come up against each other in fun and wacky challenges creating the first steps of employee wellness. Packie Mailey gave Donegal Daily an insight into the event earlier in the week, but remained tight lipped on what exactly the challenges are that lay ahead for the participants.Teams are made up of eight employees who will undertake outdoor wet and dry challenges to see which Letterkenny business comes out on top on the day.There is no prior training needed for this event, and we want to emphasise this is about encouraging employees to create a healthy lifestyle.The event will last for three hrs with plenty of time to refuel and mix with employees from the other businesses who are taking part. Founder of NorthFit Annette Houston is really excited for the upcoming event.She told Donegal Daily that this event will help spread NorthFit’s message which is to help businesses take positive action towards the Health/Wellness/Fitness of their teams.Annette said, “We are delighted with the response from Letterkenny businesses who value their employee wellbeing but also shows they are up for a bit of fun.“Work can be a very serious environment which can lead to high stress levels and this event is one of the ways NorthFit can help improve productivity and morale in the workplace.If you business is up for the challenge contact Annette– 086-8329336 Packie–086-4039064 now!! IS YOUR BUSINESS UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE FITNESS CHALLENGE? was last modified: September 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

Fibre broadband installation underway in Dunlewey

first_imgDunlewey is in the process of having a fibre broadband network installed.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has been advised by Eir that works have commenced on the installation of the network.The new ducting, cabling and fibre splicing should be completed within a month. When the build is complete customers within Eir’s rollout area will be in a position to place orders for the provision of Fibre Broadband with speed up to 1,000 Mbps.Deputy Gallagher said “I have been exerting pressure on Eir for considerable time and I am now pleased that those in Eir’s catchment area of Dunlewey will soon have this vital infrastructure.“This is part of Eir’s 300k + Rural Rollout and does not form part of the National Broadband Plan. It is vital that the government sign off on the NBP and provide a service to all of rural Ireland outside of Eir’s commercial rollout.“There are many areas in the county that could immediately be provided with fibre broadband if the government took the initiative and requested EIR to extend their fibre network to the many premises that are within close proximity to their existing infrastructure.” Fibre broadband installation underway in Dunlewey was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deputy Pat the Cope GallagherDunleweyeirlast_img read more

Alf Kumalo: South Africa loses a hero

first_img22 October 2012Less than a week before the passing of one of South Africa’s longest serving photojournalists, Alf Kumalo, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com spoke to his eldest daughter Sibusiso, and the curator of the photography museum he founded.Kumalo died at age 82 at the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg, on Sunday 21 October after struggling with prostate cancer. He enjoyed a long and eventful career spanning over six decades, eloquently capturing South Africa’s progression from apartheid state to a democracy.Sibusiso referred to her father as a people’s person who would always tell stories – generally funny ones – about his work.“I remember him telling me how he was not allowed to take pictures during the Soweto riots of the 1980s,” she recalled, “and he learned to balance the camera on his head so, using a self-timer, he could shoot without using his hands.”Sibusiso was born in 1969 but only lived with her father for nine years until 1978 when her parents divorced.She expressed her gratitude for the time the two of them spent healing old wounds. “I am glad to have had a relationship with him where we ironed out old issues before he was on his death bed.”Tributes pour inPresident Jacob Zuma said in a statement that South Africa had lost an outstanding individual.“He was a meticulous photographer and his work will live on forever as a monument to the people’s resilience and fortitude in the face of colonial oppression and apartheid,” Zuma said.In a tribute issued by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on Monday morning, spokesperson Sello Hatang reflected on Kumalo’s career, which began in earnest in 1951 and mirrored the rise of Mandela’s own political career.“He was one of South Africa’s most eminent photographers and one who closely documented the life of Nelson Mandela both before and after his imprisonment,” Hatang said.“Bra Alf photographed many of the historic events in which Mandela played a key role, including the Treason and Rivonia trials.”From the time Mandela was sentenced in 1962 to five years in jail and then to life in 1964, he added, Kumalo continued to photograph the struggle against apartheid and, importantly, to visually record the life of Mandela’s family.Former ambassador to the UN Dumisani Kumalo, a cousin of the late photographer, told The Times newspaper that he had not been well for a while.“We lost a hero. We lost a great man and a brother and a pillar in our family,” said Kumalo.Six decades of photographyKumalo’s is credited with some of the country’s most captivating photography that captured numerous historic events from as early on as the 1950s.It was after he freelanced for Bantu World newspaper – which later became known as The World – and worked for Golden City Post that he began to rise to prominence, and especially during his tenure at Drum magazine in the 1960s.Kumalo entered and won his first photographic competition in 1963, and the announcement reached him while he was in London covering a Mohammad Ali fight.He had entered under his African names Mangaliso Dukuza, because he wanted the judging to be impartial and not influenced by his already-flourishing reputation.Other momentous events captured by Kumalo include the infamous student uprising of 1976, the release of Mandela from prison in 1990, negotiations at the Convention for a Democratic South Africa – often referred to in local media as the “Codesa talks” – and the former president’s inauguration as South Africa’s first black head of state in 1994.A solo exhibition of his life’s work took place at the 59th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2004.In the same year Kumalo received the Order of Ikhamanga in silver for his contribution to documentary photography and journalism in the country. The award is presented by the president in recognition of South Africans who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism or sport.His work has appeared on international publications including Britain’s Observer, the New York Times and the New York Post and Ireland’s Sunday Independent. Passing on his skillsIn 2002 Kumalo opened the doors to a school of photography, which he operated from what used to be his house in Diepkloof, for the benefit of previously disadvantaged youngsters who aspire to follow in his footsteps. There is also a museum with his works on the premises, where Jabu Perreira works as a full-time curator.“Personally I think his portraits are the best,” he told our journalist. “The good thing about Alf’s work during the apartheid era is that his talent came from inside and his subjects felt relaxed with him behind the lens.”Because of a lack of funds, the school has not been able to enrol new students for several years. It was initially funded by a grant from Movimondo, an Italian NGO involved in the field of photography.“Bra Alf would be invited to events as a VIP, but he would end up taking photos and engaging with the masses instead,” said Perreira.Kumalo’s vision for the museum, which is currently being renovated, was to create an artistic space for people who are in the arts.“We want to host film screenings, exhibitions and seminars on photography to attract an audience to the museum,” said Perreira.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Swiss MTB star eyes another South Africa win

first_img7 March 2014Swiss cross-country world champion Nino Schurter will return to one of his favourite hunting grounds when the UCI MTB World Cup Pietermaritzburg, the opening round of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup, gets under way on 11 April.The Swiss star will be aiming for a fourth victory at Cascades MTB Park, which he says suits his style of riding best of the all the tracks on the world circuit.‘My favourite course’“Pietermaritzburg is my favourite course on the World Cup circuit and I have won every time I have raced there, which is encouraging for me going into the first event of the new season,” the three-time world champion said in a statement on Tuesday.“The layout of the course is good for me, with a number of technical sections which I can take advantage of, and there are also some short, intense climbs that I really enjoy.”Hot favouriteSchurter, who has been training in the Western Cape in recent months, is hoping to add to his three previous victories at the venue. After finishing the previous season as the best cross-country rider in the world, he will be a hot favourite to continue his run of success at Cascades.The April weather in South Africa will mean that northern hemisphere-based athletes will require some adjustment to the warmer conditions, with many of them coming out of the significantly cooler winter period.‘I really love racing in South Africa’“I really love racing in South Africa,” Schurter said. “I spend time there preparing in the off-season and I am hoping to go out there and repeat what I have done for the past few years.“Getting there early and adjusting to the sun is important and Pietermaritzburg is quite a different place to race at, which makes it exciting,” he added.2013 World ChampionshipsIn 2013, Schurter was powering away to a comfortable World Championship victory in Pietermaritzburg, but a fall at the final “Over the Top” section meant that his lead was cut slightly, making his victory a touch less convincing, but the real race was for second, with Germany’s Manuel Fumic claiming the silver medal ahead of Spaniard Jose Hermida.It was all Schurter in 2012’s Pietermaritzburg leg of the World Cup circuit as well, with the Swiss star overcoming a valiant challenge by the late South African cycling legend Burry Stander, with Fumic, another regular visitor to South Africa, in third place.Importance of the opening eventBeing the first event of the season, the UCI MTB World Cup Pietermaritzburg will be targeted by the riders, hoping to get their seasons off to a strong start, but Schurter is going to be extremely tough to beat.“It is always good to get something under the belt early in the season and that is what I am hoping Pietermaritzburg will give me,” he said.“Winning in Pietermaritzburg will be the perfect start to the season for me, and I am really looking forward to racing at Cascades again.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

‘I stand with farmers even today; sugar barons have now shifted to BJP’

first_imgAfter losing the Lok Sabha election, farmer leader and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetti is now geared up to take on the BJP and Shiv Sena government by allying with Congress and Nationalist Congress party (NCP). Even though he isn’t contesting, he wants to make sure his candidates win. In an interview with The Hindu in Abdul Lat village of Shirol tehsil in Kolhapur while campaigning, Mr. Shetti accepts that he is upset with opposition front, claims young and fresh faces in opposition are the future and how floods in the region may impact sugar industry next year. You seem to be very upset with Congress and NCP despite being in an alliance. What is the reason? Why shouldn’t I? We formed an alliance and seat distribution took place. But look at what they have done. Nandurbar was given to us and Congress has given AB form to its candidate. Similarly in Buldhana’s Khamgaon. In Shirol, the NCP candidate has rebelled against mine. None of the Congress-NCP workers and leaders are joining us in the campaign. When I met Sharad Pawar and other Congress leaders yesterday, I strongly registered my protest over such petty tactics. Our workers are honestly supporting them in other seats. I hope they will withdraw their candidature on Monday.Do you feel joining the opposition front was a mistake?No. I agree that there are flaws in both these parties, but look at whom are we fighting against. The Bharatiya Janata Party is destroying the basic foundation of this nation, its farmers and its value system. We are together because we firmly believe in secular and constitutional values and want to save them. We are with the opposition front for this sole reason. As far as problems within the opposition front are considered, do you think ruling coalition is working fine? BJP did not even allow a single candidate of the allies to contest on a different election symbol. They are all forced to fight on Lotus symbol. We have not lost our independent identity, like the smaller allies in ruling coalition. But you lost the Lok Sabha election after joining them?Yes, I paid the price. There are other reasons for my defeat. There was a bit of over-confidence. We have learned since then. Assembly will not be easy, but I am sure that we will make a comeback.When Congress-NCP was in power, you aggressively attacked these parties for being pro-sugar factory owners. Now you are accused of going soft on them. What led to this change?This is how BJP wants to defame me. Take Kolhapur for example. There are 23 sugar factories in this district. Except for two, all other owners have either joined the BJP or established close ties with BJP leaders. Whom am I supposed to target now? I am with sugarcane farmers and I continue to voice their demands against the sugar factories. But the sugar barons have switched to the BJP. What’s the point in slamming Congress now? I have to talk against the BJP.Does that mean you have amended your differences with Sharad Pawar?I never had personal animosity against Sharad Pawar. My problem was the way he handled co-operative sector, especially the sugar lobby. He may have his own political calculation of controlling sugar factory means controlling politics of the that region. But I always pointed out loopholes in that model. Now, when the exodus in NCP happened and people joined the BJP, the whole party collapsed in those areas. I was proven right. That’s it. I had problem with his way of doing politics.With established leaders joining the BJP in hordes, do you see an opportunity for new, young leadership in Maharashtra?Yes of course. It is extremely good that those old, traditional politicians are quitting the opposition to make way for the young leadership. There will be tough days for some time, but let me tell you one thing. The people are watching how BJP is poaching leaders from other parties. They, especially the young generation, does not like this. The young voters don’t like betrayal and these leaders joining the BJP is seen as betrayal in rural areas.How important will be the issue of recent floods in western Maharashtra in this election?My entire campaign is revolving around this issue. The administration totally failed to warn farmers about the calamity and when it happened, it again failed in disaster management. The warning of possible heavy rains was issued seven days earlier and still no preventive measures such as making dams half-empty, or warning Almatty in Karnataka were taken. The relief measures were nothing but disaster. Not a single elected representative could live up to the expectations. There’s been no talk of monetary help to farmers and those who lost their houses. The loan waiver scheme is flopped and since loans are not waived off banks are not ready to give more loans. There has to be a committee of elected representatives of Maharashtra and Karnataka along with government officials to avoid such future incidents.Will floods impact sugarcane production next year as well?May be not the production, but surely the fair and remunerative price for it. The floods have affected sugarcane production. The living crop may not yield enough weight. Sugar production will drop. It will affect next year’s FRP. There is a possibility that FRP may drop by around ₹500-550 per tonne next year. You have been leading farmer struggles nationally. But farmers seem to be voting for the BJP despite all your allegations of the government being anti-farmers. Why is it so?Maharashtra has seen over 16,000 farmers suicides. These are not my numbers. The MSP issue is not my creation. Poor yield, government apathy are not my creations. These are real issues and farmers are really affected by it. But whenever elections come, this government cleverly rakes up issues of patriotism, nationalist, Pakistan or terrorism and successfully diverts the attention. Yes, I accept that as an opposition we are lacking. We are failing to give a counter-narrative to government’s propaganda and credible alternative. We need to work on that. You challenged Chandrakant Patil [State BJP president] for electoral fight and instead of accepting, he shifted to Pune. What’s your message to him?The most powerful BJP minister in State cabinet could not nurture a single Assembly seat out of 10 in Kolhapur district. This speaks volumes about himself and his failure as the guardian minister of this district. He ran away and chose safest of seats for himself. He could have lost. This is how BJP worked in last five years. It is all talk, nothing on ground.last_img read more

Asian Games Champion Arpinder Wins Triple Jump Gold But Misses World Championships Mark

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Lucknow: Asian Games gold medallist triple jumper Arpinder Singh won the gold but failed to touch the World Championships qualifying mark on the second day of 59th National Inter-State Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.Arpinder managed the season’s best jump of 16.83m, 12cm short of World Championship qualifying standard of 16.95m under hot and humid conditions at the PAC Stadium here. Karnataka’s U Karthik and Tamil Nadu’s Mohammed Salahuddin took the silver and bronze respectively with jumps of 16.0m and 16.79m.The 26-year-old Arpinder, who has a personal best of 17.17m (of 2014), will have another shot at World Championships qualification in the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi on September 5.Day 2 : 59th NISSAC 2019 Winners of MENS TRIPLE JUMP Gold: Arpinder Singh (Punjab)Silver: Karthik.U (Karnataka)Bronze: Mohammed SN (Tamil Nadu)Congratulations to all the winners#59thNISSAC2019 #PHDchamber #radicokhaitan @phdchamber @afiindia @ONGC_ @MukeshSinghPHD pic.twitter.com/sMwt0WrHKp— 59th National Inter State Seniors Athletics Champ (@59thNISSAC2019) August 28, 2019 None of the Indians could come close to the qualifying marks of the World Championships to be held in Doha from September 28 to October 6.Balakumar Nithin and Alex Antony won the men’s 200m and 400m gold respectively in the absence of top runners.Having won the sprint double in the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune earlier this year, Nithin’s winning time of 20.91 seconds here was the third-best on the list among Indians over the 200m this year.Only Arokia Rajiv and Muhammed Anas Yahiya both 400m specialists — have run faster in 200m than the bespectacled sprinter from Tamil Nadu.The 200m qualifying time for the World Championships is 20.40.Kerala runner Alex, who first gave glimpses of his potential with a 46.66 second run in the Indian Grand Prix V in Patiala earlier this month, improved his personal best with a 46.17 second effort.It’s creditable that he won a race that included runners of the caliber of Ayyasamy Dharun (400m hurdles national record holder) and Tamilarasan Santhosh.Dharun and Santhosh finished fifth and seventh while Haryana’s Harsh Baljeet Singh and Karnataka’s Sachin Roby took the silver and bronze respectively by finishing inside 47 seconds.Kunhu Mohammed, who has been part of the Indian 4x400m relay team, was unable to go past the semifinal run in the morning, clocking 47.69 to finish third in his heats.Iranian Mahdi Pirjahan won the men’s 400m hurdles in new meet record time of 49.33 seconds. The Athletics Federation of India had invited some foreign athletes for the meet.P U Chithra won the women’s 800m in her personal best time of 2:02.96 while Mohammed Afsal pocketed the gold in men’s 800m in the absence of Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson with the year’s best by an Indian, clocking 1:48.35.THE RESULTS (ALL FINALS):Men:200m: 1. Balakumar Nithin (Tamil Nadu) 20.91 seconds; 2. Akshay Nain (Delhi) 21.39; 3. Abhinav Panwar (Delhi) 21.47.400m: 1. Alex A Antony (Kerala) 46.17 seconds; 2. Harsh Baljeet Singh (Haryana) 46.64; 3. Sachin Roby (Karnataka) 46.96.800m: 1. Mohammed Afsal (Kerala) 1:48.35; 2. Mujamil Ameer (Tamil Nadu) 1:49.03; 3. Ankit (Haryana) 1:49.95.400m Hurdles: 1. Mahdi Pirjahan (Iran) 49.33 seconds; 2. Jagdeesh Chandra (Karnataka) 50.85; 3. Jithin Paul (Kerala) 50,92.Triple Jump: 1. Arpinder Singh (Punjab) 16.83m; 2. Karthik U (Karnataka) 16.80; 3. Salahuddin Mohammed (Tamil Nadu) 16.79.Shot put: 1. Inderjeet Singh (Haryana) 19.73m; 2. Jasdeep Dhillon (Punjab) 17.77; 3. Shakti Rathore (Rajasthan) 17.20.Decathlon: 1. Gurpreet Singh (Chandigarh) 6667 points; 2. Durai Murugan (Tamil Nadu) 66621; 3. Krishna Kumar (Tamil Nadu) 6587.20km walk: 1. Sandeep Kumar (Haryana) 1:27:25.47; 2, KT Irfan (Kerala) 1:28:20:94; 3. Chandan Singh (Uttarakhand) 1:28:21.29.Women:800m: 1. PU Chitra (Kerala) 2:02.96; 2. Jessy Joseph (Kerala) 2:07.09; 3. Pramila Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 2:07.62.400m Hurdles: 1. Arpitha Manjunatha (Karnataka) 59.98 seconds; 2. Aarthi (Tamil Nadu) 1:00.48; 3. Dhivya (Tamil Nadu) 1:01.06.Long Jump: 1. Nayana James (Tamil Nadu) 6.20m; 2. Priyanka Kerketta (Jharkhand) 6.13; 3. Harshini Saravanan (Tamil Nadu) 6.07. arpinder singhathleticskt irfanNational Inter-State Athletics Championships First Published: August 28, 2019, 10:07 PM ISTlast_img read more

Amazon India Fashion Week: The final countdown

first_imgThe grand finale of the 27th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium looked to the future of desi fashion, as nine designers showcased their capsule collections under the ‘India Modern’ theme on Sunday night.The tradition of exalting the final show with a group of established designers has become the norm of recent editions, with the thread of ethnic weaves running through individual creations.This time around, the finale followed an almost rainbow-like passage of colours, beginning with indigo and moving onto white, ochre, pink, orange and beige.It was befitting for the collections to be opened by Delhi-designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, who had already presented gilded ranges for womenswear as well as the first even men’s show. For the last show, Singh took to deep ivory dresses with origami-like folds in the front, worn with diaphanous trousers and vintage shoes with his motif of birds in gold painted on them.A model sports a design by Amit Aggarwal.The ensembles were followed by a collection by Aneeth Arora for ‘Pero’, which was a pleasant surprise for many in the audience, given her proclivity towards younger, anti-fit silhouettes. This time around, Arora showcased a sophisticated range of handwoven fabrics with gold flowers artfully painted on the overcoats and dresses.Other designers that presented at the finale were Rahul Mishra who focused on blue and white layered separates, Abraham and Thakore who blended earthy brown hues with gold, Anju Modi who brought in a regal feel with lehengas and crinkled anarkali dresses, and Pankaj and Nidhi who colour blocked bright pink with orange to create tasseled epaulettes and interspaced detailing on the dresses, jackets and skirts.advertisementA highlight of the multi-designer collection was the bright and quirky range by Amit Aggarwal, a four-ensemble range that caught the pulse of the theme in a most unique manner. Aggarwal certainly stood out with his quirky designs. Orange hued neoprene dresses and organza skirts were treated to large skirts and metallic ruffles and frills, making for a delightfully whimsical collection.A model flaunts a creation by designers Rohit and Rahul at the grand finale show.Designer-duo Rohit and Rahul brought in chic, city styles in pink, orange and white abstract prints, with the image of a jharokha (architectural element) repeated in a pattern. The duo also presented a lone creation for menswear. Lastly, Samanth Chauhan stuck to beige neutrals in floor-length anarkali gowns and skirts with his trademark pleats in the design.As for the make-up, the looks were divided into three parts, and Elton J Fernandez, official Maybelline makeup artist explained, “For the finale, all three looks were luminous and perfected. The look with the blue painted hair had a blue wide eyeliner and a blue dot just below the eye. The second look with orange and pink paint in the hair we had bushy brows inner corners of the eyes were highlighted with orange, whereas the third look had gold highlights in the hair.”On the whole, the grand finale was well-executed, and the live music added to excitement. The excitement was caught in a picture-perfect moment as FDCI President, Sunil Sethi lifted Aneeth Arora to express his happiness.last_img read more

Spanish court drops fraud investigation against Neymar

first_imgA Madrid court has dismissed a case into alleged irregularities regarding the transfer of Brazil striker Neymar to Spanish club Barcelona.National Court judge Jose de la Mata dismissed the complaint brought against Neymar, his father, and Barcelona by Brazilian investment group DIS.DIS was entitled to 40 per cent of Neymar’s transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013, but it claimed it received a smaller compensation than it should have because part of the transfer fee was concealed. (Neymar signs five-year contract extension with Barcelona)Neymar and his father, who acts as his agent, and Barcelona’s current president and predecessor all denied any wrongdoing when they appeared in court in February.last_img read more