Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015

first_img Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo Dominican RepublicAmericas News June 25, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 Dominican RepublicAmericas Journalists who cover sensitive stories such as corruption or drug trafficking are exposed to the possibility of threats or violent reprisals by government officials or organized crime.Progress was initially slow in the investigation into the murder of Blas Olivo, the press director of the Dominican Agribusiness Association (JAD), whose body was found 80 km north of Santo Domingo on 13 April. When his family and friends staged a demonstration on 18 May to press the police to solve his murder, the national police chief said the leading suspects would soon be arrested.At a news conference on 3 June, the police said he was murdered by members of the “Latin King” gang on the orders of José Miguel Rodríguez Almonte, an already imprisoned gang leader accused of more than 100 murders. However, Rodríguez Almonte was mysteriously gunned down in his cell by police on 12 June, depriving the investigation of a key witness for confirming this theory and for identifying the masterminds.Since the start of the year, Reporters Without Borders has registered two cases of media personnel being physically attacked by police officers or soldiers to prevent them from continuing to do some potentially embarrassing reporting.In the latest case, members of the National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) attacked Fausto García as he was trying to film a DNCD operation in Navaratte, in the northern province of Santiago, on 27 March.Telefuturo Canal 23 cameraman Eduard González was assaulted by soldiers while filming incidents outside an electoral commission office in the Santo Domingo district of Trianitos on 14 January.“We are very concerned about abusive treatment of the media and we condemn all forms of violence designed to censor media coverage or punish journalists who are just trying to do their work,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“The Dominican authorities should concentrate on combating impunity for violence against journalists and set an example by pressing ahead with the decriminalization of media offences begun in 2012.” September 22, 2014 Find out more TV cameraman gunned down in Dominican Republic News Receive email alerts RSF_en Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Dominican Republic News The first half of 2015 has been arduous for journalists in the Dominican Republic, with physical attacks, threats, prosecutions and a murder. Freedom of information is also weakened by continuing impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel and the concentration of media ownership in few hands. Precarious employmentAt a news conference on 7 April, celebrated as Day of the Journalist, the Dominican Association of Journalists painted a grim picture of journalism in the Dominican Republic, blaming the concentration of media ownership for the lack of job security and the high level of self-censorship.According to the association, journalists have to choose between covering frivolous subjects that do not threaten the interests of advertisers and doing serious investigative reporting with the accompanying risk of losing their jobs.Legislative progress is also needed because journalists continue to be exposed to the possibility of prison sentences or heavy fines in connection with their work. Progress has been made in recent years on the decriminalization of media offences but it has yet to be completed.The protection of journalists’ source has been guaranteed since a constitutional amendment in 2009. And a major step was taken in 2013, when the supreme court ruled that article 46 of Law 6132 on the Expression and Dissemination of Thought was unconstitutional. The article listed professions whose members could be convicted of press offences.The Dominican Republic is ranked 63rd out of 180 countries in the Press Freedom Index that Reporters Without Borders released in February. Smear and hate campaignsFour journalists – Juan Bolívar Díaz, Huchi Lora, Amelia Deschamps and Roberto Cavada – announced on 2 February that they were the targets of a hate campaign for showing support for Haitians resident in the Dominican Republic. This is a sensitive issue since the adoption of Law 169/14 in May 2014, a law that is said to violate the American Convention on Human Rights because it denies Dominican citizenship to many persons of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic.The four journalists filed a complaint about the public humiliation and threats they had received in January and February, which they said had been orchestrated by a group called the Independent Patriotic Movement.A few days later, TV reporter Salvador Holguín said he had been the target of death threats and a social network smear campaign since an interview in which a former drug trafficker and army captain, Quirino Paulino Castillo, claimed to have lent 200 million pesos to former President Leonel Fernández of the ruling PLD party.The Dominican Association of Journalists (CDP) reported in April that Holguín had been told by TeleRadioAmerica Canal 45 not to broadcast the interview during his programme and that, according to Holguín, the orders came from persons close to Fernández.This is not the first time that Fernández associates have censored a TV station in this manner. In 2010, officials ordered the closure of privately-owned Canal 53-Cibao TV Club after one of its presenters made critical comments about Fernández.Threats and acts of violence against journalists are all the more worrying because they are rarely solved.Reporters Without Borders has nonetheless noted some significant court rulings in favour of media personnel. On 18 April, the supreme court threw out a defamation case against journalists Hector Tineo, Guillermo Tejeda and Hector Herrera Cabral.And on 9 April, a court threw out a government official’s claim that his constitutional rights were violated by a journalist who criticized the way the Development and Cooperative Credit Institute (IDECOOP) was being run. The case was rejected on the grounds that the official’s goal was to obtain the right of reply. February 15, 2017 Find out more News July 2, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

Juventus to offer player-plus-cash deal for Paul Pogba

first_img But the midfielder has increasingly tested his manager’s patience since suffering an ankle injury which has seen him play just twice in three months. Pogba jetted off abroad during his recovery and posted videos dancing and playing basketball. This was despite him complaining of discomfort, which his camp now claim needs surgery to resolve. Juventus will offer Adrien Rabiot in a player-plus-cash deal for Paul Pogba. The Italian giants believe they can tempt Manchester United into selling — with Pogba’s relationship at Old Trafford breaking down. Read Also: Man United eye £50m-rated Everton star as replacement for Haaland Pogba will only have a year left on his contract this summer and United would risk losing him on a free in 2021. So striking a deal now might represent their best chance of getting a decent fee. And with Rabiot a ready-made replacement, it might be the ideal arrangement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juve were prepared to wait until the end of the season before trying to entice the French midfielder back to the club. But SunSport understands they now believe a deal worth around £85million can be done this month as United want rid of their wayward star. French World Cup winner Rabiot has struggled to settle in Turin since his move from Paris Saint-Germain last summer. And Juve reckon they can solve both problems for the clubs by throwing him in to sweeten a deal. United tried to sign midfielder Rabiot when he quit PSG on a free and Juve hope the 24-year-old would be seen as an easy replacement for Pogba in the Red Devils’ midfield. He is valued at around £25m, so the Serie A champions would still need to find around £60m cash to interest United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been supportive of Pogba, despite the 26-year-old revealing last year he wanted to quit.center_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksJapanese Inventions That Make You Wish You Lived In Japan6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of HeterochromiaGeeky And Hilarious Shower Curtains For Adults7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more

Thrilling video comparing Ronaldo, Messi goes viral

first_imgAn incredible video showing the highlights of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s careers has gone viral and it is must see.The iconic duo are regarded as the finest players of their generation and even the greatest of all time. Portugal forward Ronaldo has praised his rival to Goal for making him a ‘better player’:“Messi makes me a better player and vice versa.Read Also: Video: Ronaldo trains with two-year-old daughter as he does sit-ups“I have an excellent professional relationship with Messi because we have been sharing the same moments for 15 years.”While 32-year-old Messi thinks his battles with Ronaldo have been ‘fun’ over the last decade plus.It’s safe to say that the footballing world will miss both when they eventually hang up their boots. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pundit and former teammate of Ronaldo’s Rio Ferdinand remarks: “Exactly, and that’s the question I’m always asking myself. The video then cuts to the BT Sport studio and host Gary Lineker remarks:“Last week it was all about [Lionel] Messi, and now it’s all about Cristiano Ronaldo. With the duo both in their mid-30’s there time at the top level is likely closer to its end than the beginning. Clips of their cultural impact are also shown, with Ronaldo being asked for selfies while on the pitch and legions of fans surrounding them. “These two are constantly pushing each other on, pushing the boundaries of greatness.” Twitter user @ScofieldRM shared a clip of the video titled ‘The Greatest Of Football’ that compares the duo’s illustrious careers.Check out the clip belowcenter_img The tweet reads: “If they’re out on their own, would they continue to do this?”Lineker agrees and Ferdinand goes on to explain the top athletes in the world always have a rival to push them. ‘Sit down son, I am gonna tell you the most beautiful story” and the clip begins with a rundown of the pair’s individual accomplishments.It then shows a quick compilation of their finest goals, including Ronaldo’s overhead kick against current club Juventus and Lionel Messi’s sublime dribble against Athletic Bilbao.Other iconic moments flash by as excited commentators sing the praises of the two forwards. Frank Lampard remarks that the time for comparing Ronaldo and Messi should end and both should be enjoyed until they retire. “Would they have been able to do this and keep up the relentlessness without each other. Loading… Promoted ContentUse Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect JobThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

How To Keep Your Chatty Friends From Overwhelming You On Social Media

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Block#Facebook#Instagram#LinkedIn#Mute#twitter Instagram, the most popular social photo sharing and editing application, is a little less restrictive than Facebook. Instagram accounts, like Twitter, are all public, so unless you set your account to private, anyone can see what you’re snapping photos of. There’s no way to mute the people you follow—but you can mute their videos. If you block someone, the user will be unable to see your profile and posts, but they will still be able to @mention you, and those @mentions will appear in your notifications. If you block someone, there’s no way for that user to know. It’s unclear why the company thinks a blocked user should be allowed to @mention the person who blocked them and why their tagged posts show up in the user’s feed. Instagram’s blocking policy says that if you’d rather not have a blocked user @mention you, just change your username. “If you block someone and then change your username, it’ll prevent them from being able to @mention you.” That might work until the blocked user figures out your new username. I’ve reached out to Instagram to see why their blocking policy is so toothless, and I’ll update this post if and when I hear back.How To Block On InstagramSelect the “Explore” icon from the bottomSearch for the username On the user’s profile, select the top right “share” iconSelect “Block user”Separate Business And TimelinesLinkedIn finally announced a block function earlier this year that prevents a user from accessing your profile, interacting with you, and viewing network activity. Unlike more social-based platforms like Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn is a professional network, and one that most users want to be as big as possible. So simply dropping objectionable types as a connection might not be your best option.If you don’t want to see updates from people in your network but still want to view or contact them at any time, you can simply hide their updates on your homepage. Like Facebook’s unfollow feature, hiding someone on LinkedIn prevents you from seeing any posts from that person in the future. To Hide Someone On LinkedInHover over their postSelect “Hide” in the top right cornerClean Up Your FeedsGetting rid of the social media clutter seems like a daunting task, but it can make the online social experience so much better.If, like me, you’re tired of the over-sharing, now might be a good time to tone down the noise from your friends and followers. But don’t worry, you don’t have to tell them first. Lead image courtesy of Rocketboom on Flickr; all other images screenshots by Selena Larson Social media is a real land of confusion these days. Between that long-winded Facebook friend who was a neighbor in college and those tweeters posting endless updates about events we really don’t care about, there are too many people making too many problems on the Internet.But we’re all human, and as much as we might like to tell our friends and acquaintances to stop posting selfies or tweeting meaningless hashtags, it’s really hard to be straight with them. Which is why muting the noise from your feeds can be as effective as hitting the same button on your television remote control.So what’s the best way to handle over-sharers? The most popular social networks have different ways of culling people from your feeds, whether by blocking them entirely or just tuning them out until they learn to moderate their own worst impulses.Mute That TweetTwitter is taking a second, much needed stab at a mute function after completely botching it the first time around. Soon you’ll be able to mute people on as well as the iOS and Android Twitter applications.See also: Twitter Reverts Blocking Policy After User OutrageOnce you’ve muted someone, their tweets and retweets don’t show up in your timeline, and you won’t receive push or text notifications from them. Unlike blocking someone, the muted user won’t know you’ve decided you’d rather not see their tweets.The new feature has been a long time coming. In fact, Twitter is finally catching up to features that third-party Twitter clients like Tweetbot and Tweetdeck have offered for years. The third-party apps, in fact, still do it better; for instance, they’ll let you mute hashtags and phrases, not just people.See also: The Social Web Needs Smart Mute ButtonsLast year, Twitter made a change to its blocking policy that effectively changed “block” to “mute.” Twitter said it was because users could get antagonistic when they learned that another user had blocked them—usually because they tried to follow someone’s account but couldn’t. The company reversed itself after users complained. Now muting has been reborn as an entirely separate feature. Essentially, muting does the same thing blocking someone on Twitter does, with one big difference: People don’t know they’ve been muted, and muted users can still follow you.So why not just block someone, if you don’t want to hear what they have to say? I’ve been using mute on Tweetdeck, so I understand the value. Occasionally I’ll mute people because they’re being retweeted into my timeline, and I don’t want to see their tweets, or because they’re at an event or conference and are live-tweeting the entire thing. As one of my followers points out, she follows people who tweet generic links that she doesn’t want to see, but she still wants to be able to send them direct messages, a privilege reserved for mutual followers. There are a couple of downsides to Twitter’s mute feature, however. You can only mute users, not phrases or hashtags, and you can’t mute someone for a specific period of time. That means in order to unmute someone, you’ll have to do it manually.Some users might find Twitter’s new feature confusing, especially considering that the company is simplifying everything to appeal to the masses. Having a mute and block option that do almost the same thing could be more difficult to explain to new Twitter users, and might end up making both features trickier to figure out. The new mute feature will be rolling out to everyone over the next couple of weeks.How To Block On TwitterGo to a Twitter user’s profile on or the mobile appSelect the gear icon for “settings” Select “block @username”How To Mute On TwitterGo to a Twitter user’s profile on or the mobile appSelect the gear icon for “settings” Select “mute @username”Ignoring, Or Eliminating, Facebook FriendsFacebook is the most popular site for over-sharing. I’ve dealt with that problem by cutting back my friends list, but that’s not a solution for everyone. Some people want to remain friends with users who post too many status updates complaining about their job, they just don’t want to hear it.Blocking someone on Facebook takes them off your friends list. That prevents them from seeing anything you post on your timeline or from having any further contact with you. Unfriending someone also means you won’t see their posts in your timeline.For a more passive-aggressive way to tune out your friends list, you can always “unfollow.” Facebook introduced the unfollow feature late last year as a replacement for “Hide All,” a way to hide posts you don’t care about from friends, without unfriending them entirely. If you want, you can still check out their profile from time to time, and if and when they learn that not everyone cares about what they’re eating for lunch, you can follow them back to see updates in your timeline. How To Block On FacebookOn the top right corner of your home timeline, select the lock icon “Privacy shortcuts”Select “How do I stop someone from bothering me?” Enter the name or email of the person you want to blockHow To Unfollow On FacebookWhen you see that person’s post in your timeline, select the down arrow to the rightSelect “Unfollow friend”Or, you could go to their profile and hit “unfollow” right under the cover photoBlocking Food Porn And Selfies Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification selena larson Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Premiere Pro CC Timesaving Tip

first_imgSave a whole load of time with this one great tip when working in Premiere Pro CC 2014.One of the things that I end up doing time and time again while editing is adding a bit of polish to the project while I’m editing the rough cut. This helps iron out some of the wrinkles that inevitably appear in the raw footage, so that anyone watching won’t be bothered by suddenly seeing a really dark shot, a wobbly shot or some other clanger. Our job as editors is to have a ‘no questions asked’ approach to presenting our work. Also anything you do repetitively is worth investigating for a smarter, faster solution.Within Premiere Pro there are tons and tons of audio effects, visual effects, transitions and Lumetri Looks to choose from. If you’re in the habit of clicking on all the twirl down menus and rummaging around to find the right effect, then that is going to use up a lot of your precious edit time. Instead use the search bar and search for the effect by name (if you know it) to find it much, much faster.But a far better solution is to create a Favorites folder for your most frequently used effects, looks and transitions. To do this simply right click and choose ‘New Custom Bin’ and then drag your favorite effects into that folder. This will make a linked icon (notice the little arrow on the Favorites copy of an effect) that will load up the default settings of that effect.This is a huge incremental timesaver and if you’ve not got this set up yet, then do it now!You can do the same thing for saving custom presets of effects that you have set up in some particularly nifty way. Simply, right-click on the effect and press ‘Save Preset…’. Be sure to name it something relevant to the settings you’ve changed, so that you’ll always remember what it’s really for. Naming a preset ‘my great color grade’ isn’t much help compared to ‘Added Contrast’ or ‘Orange Hue Corrector’.Sometimes the most obvious tips are the best “why didn’t I think of that” workflow changers. This tip is, of course, very simple but it will save you a ton of time. If you’ve got a great time saving tip share your wisdom in the comments section below!last_img read more

Hotshots try to end slump

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “All of our last four games are important, it’s actually a must-win for us starting (Friday),” Victolero said as the Hotshots tangle with back-to-the-wall GlobalPort to try and snap a three-game losing streak that will put the Hotshots back in contention for a twice-to-beat privilege.“But we need to take it one game at a time,” he said as Star takes to the Smart Araneta Coliseum floor opposite the Batang Pier in the 7 p.m. contest, where a grieving Stanley Pringle makes his return from a two-game absence to help GlobalPort in its own bid to stay alive for a playoff berth.Pringle went to the US to attend to his ailing father.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingVictolero has fingered the very reason why his Hotshots, after four straight wins to open up the season-ending conference, have slipped.“Our rebounding has let us down. We’re worst in the league,” Victolero said, even if his crew is one of the beefiest, tallest in the league. “That’s something we need to address. We have been outrebounded by an average of 15 (by our last three foes).” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Dumandan gains lead as darkness halts play View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith four games left in its elimination round schedule in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Star is a powerhouse side that has suddenly been taken out of top four talk.And coach Chito Victolero knows that he and his Hotshots cannot get back into that conversation with just one fell swoop.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Meralco is a side that is in top four contention, and the Bolts will try to strengthen their place when they clash with streaking Alaska in the 4:15 p.m. contest.With a 6-2 record, the Bolts are running second behind Barangay Ginebra and they would need to win at least two of their last three games in order to have a shot at that twice-to-beat advantage.“Our ability to handle their (Aces’) pressure defense will be one of the keys for us,” Meralco’s Norman Black said. “And once again, we will rely on our defense to try and get the win.”The Aces, meanwhile, need to extend their three-game winning streak just to have some sort of buffer in advancing.Star will still have to face TNT KaTropa, ousted KIA Picanto and then NLEX to close out the eliminations, and Victolero knows that nothing less than a sweep will do it.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

India Today Woman Summit 2014- Highlights

first_imgHighlight1: Women leaders to speak at the India Today Woman Summit and Awards 2014 on August 9. #Highlight2: The event is being held at ITC Maurya in the National Capital. #Highlight3: There will be 24 speakers addressing the Summit. #Highlight4: Politicians, sportswomen and Bollywood stars will be seen debating issues. #Highlight5: Key speakers are Harsimrat Kaur Badal(Union Minister), Shilpa Shetty (Actor), Smirti Irani (HRD Minister), Tabu (Actor). #Highlight6: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal will speak on how women handle power and politics better. #Highlight7: Actress Manisha Koirala to speak on her battle against cancer. #Highlight8: Shilpa Shetty to speak on “One Woman, Many Roles”. #Highlight9: Actor-turned-BJP MP Kirron Kher and actress Khushboo Sundar will speak on “A New Identity Grit, Glamour, Guts”. #Highlight10: Kalli Purie, Group Synergy and Creative Officer, India Today Group welcomes the guests at India Today Woman Summit 2014. #Highlight11: Women at the top are changing rules: Kalli. #Highlight12: They are defying sterotypes: Kalli. #Highlight13: Unless we bridge trust deficit, we will not be able to make it: Kalli. #Highlight14: Women who have chosen motherhood as full time job have to understand working women and have to work together: Kalli #Highlight15: Celebrating womanhood in its wholenmess: Kalli. #Highlight16: Kaveree Bamzai, Editor, India Today, on stage. She welcomes Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union MInister Food Processing Industry. #Highlight17: Society is changing: Harsimrat. #Highlight18: Politics was far from my agenda, I am in politics by default, by destiny, not by desire: Harsimrat Kaur Badal. #Highlight19: Punjab does not grow any drug, but we have a border. From two sides we are surrounded by places where drugs are legal and easy. We could only clamp down and put them in jail. 2000 people we have caught from Punjab and few foreigners. We have zero tolerance towards drugs.: Harsimrat. #Highlight20: We have porous border. Being in government I know we are doing work: Harsimrat. #Highlight21:My kids suffred a lot, they stood by what I was doing: Harsimrat. # Highlight22:Punjab had worst female ratio in India: Harsimrat. #Highlight23:Journey was long, we are on track and going in right direction: Harsimrat. # Highlight24:As a woman it was challenging and very tough: Harsimrat. #Highlight25:Woman MP from political families do not have it easy. I am the only MP who covered her 900 constituencies at least 4 times in 5 months: Harsimrat. #Highlight26:Nobody from any decent family wants to get into politics including my kids: Harsimrat. #Highlight27:This PM has risen from bottom and knows what’s to be done. He’s done it and proved it in his state: Harsimrat. #Highlight28:This PM sets the agenda himself. Starting from weeding out corruption, taking hard decision and ensuring everybody is working: Harsimrat. #Highlight29:There is reporting system so work will move and things will get done: Harsimrat. #Highlight30:Politicians in the Parliament are mirror of society. If the women don’t come in front, their issue will not be resolved: Harsimrat. #Highlight31:Being a woman, I know what issues the women have: Harsimrat. #Highlight32:We understand the challenges women face: Harsimrat. #Highlight33:Next session: Beating Cancer Living to Tell the Tale. #Highlight34:Manisha Koirala is on the stage. #Highlight35:When you face your mortality, you start reflecting a lot, start questioning a lot. I had to deal with lot of fear, uncertainty. I had great family support: Manisha #Highlight36:Spiritual journey I had taken few years back I could deal with the fears: Manisha # Highlight37:The good part about being a celebrity is that if I ever asked for help, I would definitely get it: Manisha #Highlight38:I consulted my spiritual teacher he told me how to deal with the fear: Manisha #Highlight39:Any hurt, any fear, don’t run away from it, stay with the pain. Go through the whole process, cry, shout: Manisha #Highlight40:When I found out about cancer, I was numb, I was in denial, I thought it couldn’t happen to me: Manisha #Highlight41:It wasn’t easy for my family to laugh and be positive that time but we made an effort: Manisha #Highlight42:I had to tell myself, it’s not chemotherapy, they are Vitamin shots: Manisha Koirala #Highlight43:It wasn’t easy for my family to laugh and be positive but we made an effort: Manisha # Highlight44:Your reaction to hard times make you or break you: Manisha #Highlight45:A lot of soul searching, a lot of identification with my looks, body. There were a lot of questions. So it was quite a journey: Manisha #Highlight46:Cancer is not death sentence. There is lot of fear in India. We need to oversome that: Manisha #Highlight47:I will write a separate book on my cancer journey: Manisha #Highlight48:I have started enjoying life. I was existing before and now I am living: Manisha #Highlight49:Session begins: What a racket – The String Quintet #Highlight50:Squash player Deepika Pallikal and badminton players Jwala Gutta and PV Sindhu on stage #Highlight51:There is discrimination against women. I am only 23 and I don’t have guts. There is no greater feeling than playing for the country: Deepika Pallikal #Highlight52:We just expect acknowledgement, appreciation. We are women achievers: Jwala Gutta #Highlight53:I spoke up only when bad things had happened, when I was threatened to be banned for life. I believe in strength, being truthful gives strength: Jwala Gutta #Highlight54:Next session: Mind, Body, Soul The Mantra of Makeover #Highlight55:Mala Sekhri welcomes Dr Rashmi Shetty, Chhaya Momaya, Tapasya Mundhra and Sara Abdullah Pilot #Highlight56: I would want to look good for a man: Chhaya Momaya #Highlight57:Looking good is extremely important. If you eat fresh it stays with you all your life: Chhaya Momaya #Highlight58:Shifting the focus from outer body to inner helps: Sara Abdullah #Highlight59: Anti-ageing is to look beautiful and age is not a criteria: Rashmi Shetty #Highlight60:I tried Botox on myself, but left it at that, I use lip balm, mascara and sunscreen: Rashmi Shetty #Highlight61:Time to eat and portion to eat is the key: Tapasya Mundhra #Highlight62:When complimenting a lady, how honest can a man be? asks Jamal Sheikh, Editor, Men’s Health #Highlight63:Be honest, answers Chhaya Momaya #Highlight64:Be honest. But stay kind, not mean while complimenting, says Sara Abdullah #Highlight65:Use a good moisturiser, eat well, don’t get scared of food, lot of knowledge is good – say the four experts summing up the session #Highlight66: Session begins: Lover, Friend, Son, Husband Creating a More Equal World #Highlight67: Gul Panag, Shelja Sen and Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan on the stage #Highlight68:Equal access to opportunity is what defines gender equality: Gul Panag # Highlight69:I am a relentless crusader when it comes to gender justice: Gul Panag #Highlight70:People shouldn’t be denied on basis of what they were born- men or women: Shelja #Highlight71:Keynote Session – The Idol Trap Rhetoric vs Reality #Highlight72:Kaveree Bamzai welcomes Imran Khan on stage #Highlight73:Imaara means strong and resolute. I want my daughter to be strong: Imran #Highlight74:My mother brought me up as a thinking person: Imran # Highlight75:From the age of 10 to 15 I did cooking, washing in a Gurukul-type school away from home: Imran #Highlight76:My first film released at age 24. At that age you don’t know what constitutes a smart career choice: Imran #Highlight77:I find it distasteful to disown a film: Imran #Highlight78:I think we are moving in the right direction. We are looking at content in addition to Box Office. There are interesting films for women like Kahaani, Queen. # Highlight79:Not a fan of remakes, I think originals should be left untouched: Imran #Highlight80:Session: Living with Legacy Beyond the Famous Last Name #Highlight81:Panelists – Upasna Kamineni, MD – Apollo Life, Ashni Biyani, Director, Future Group, Sushmita Dev, Member of Parliament #Highlight82:Constant comparison can be a problem, but you got to hold your own: Sushmita DevHighlight83:We are inspired and sometimes we get weighed down with legacy: Ashni Biyani #Highlight84:I started as a Mayor, the day I stepped on the green carpet in Parliament was the happiest day of my life: Sushmita # Highlight85:Session: Keep Calm and Carry Stress and the Modern Woman #Highlight86:Speaker: Jaya Row, Founder, Vedanta Vision is on stage #Highlight87:Stress is defined as mental agitation caused by unfulfilled desires: Jaya Row #Highlight88:Be a master of desires and live life as a king: Jaya Row #Highlight89:Rise above desire, object of desire will come to you: Jaya Row #Highlight90:Break free of self imposed limitations: Jaya Row #Highlight91:Session: The Good Fight Surviving the Odds #Highlight92:Speakers: Arunima Sinha, Mountaineer and Laxmi, Acid attack survivor #Highlight93:This acid attack was not just on me, it was on my family: Laxmi #Highlight94:It ruined my life. Sometime back I lost my father and brother also: Laxmi #Highlight95:My leg was amputated without anesthesia: Arunima Sinha #  Highlight96:I had started losing my confidence that’s when I decided to climb Everest: Arunima Sinha # Highlight97:Arunima Sinha, Laxmi get standing ovation at India Today Woman Summit #Highlight98:Session: A World of Change Why Women Need to Speak Up, Be Heard # Highlight99:Speaker: Smriti Irani, Union Human Resource Development Minister #Highlight100:Most challenging has been sitting for an invterview to get my child admitted to a school: Smriti #Highlight101:Big challenge is balance work and home: Smriti #Highlight102:Given the Constitutional responsibility that comes with the Ministry I uphold Constitutional duty: Smriti #Highlight103:I have a dedicated team of officers that trusts the capabity of bureaucrats to deliver: Smriti # Highlight104:Ekta Kapoor has done phenomenal work: Smriti #Highlight105:I joined politics since I wanted to be part of change: Smriti #Highlight106:Narendra Modi is not known to express his feelings openly, but to give his blessing to me in public is overwhelming: Smriti #Highlight108:Through AICTE we are exploring technical education avenues for girls: Smriti #Highlight109:We are working towards affordable and reachable education for girls: Smriti # Highlight110:I am not defined only by my relationship: Smriti # Highlight111:I led life on my own terms is what defines me: Smriti #Highlight112:Session: Stardom on my own terms – Limelight and a life too #Highlight113:Speaker: Tabu #Highlight114:People call me recluse, but recluse don’t do films: Tabu #Highlight115:I don’t miss not being in front of camera: Tabu #Highlight116:Salman is family to me, I enjoy working with him: Tabu #Highlight117:Session: A New Identity – Grit, Glamour, Guts #Highlight118:Speakers: Kirron Kher and Khushbu Sundar #Highlight119:Someone tried to step on my self-respect that’s what triggered me to leave politics: Khushbu #Highlight120:Session: Size Doesn’t Matter Talent Does #Highlight121:Speaker: Huma Qureshi #Highlight122:No one says big is beautiful and small is ugly, women come in all shapes and sizes: Huma #Highlight123:I make a conscious decision to be healthier: Huma #Highlight124:I wouldn’t mind a man with 8 pack abs: Huma #Highlight125:Important to find balance in life: Huma #Highlight126:India Today Woman Awards 2014 begin#Highlight127:India Today Storyteller: Gitanjali Rao, Filmmaker, animator, illustrator #Highlight128:India Today Woman in Science: J Manjula, Defence Avionics #Highlight129:India Today Woman in Sport: PV Sindhu, Badminton player #Highlight130:India Today Corporate Woman: Roopa Kudwa, MD, Crisil #Highlight131:India Today Woman Innovator: Anusha Yadav, Founder, Indian Memory Project #Highlight132:Inspirational Movie award: Arunima Sinha, Mountaineer #Highlight133:India Today Inspirational Woman Award: Laxmi, Acid attack survivor #Highlight134:India Today Woman of Substance: Tabu #Highlight135:India Today Woman of Style: Shilpa Shetty #Highlight136:India Today Woman – Woman of the year: Manisha Koirala #Highlight137:Dinner Keynote Confession: Actor, Mother, Entrepreneur-One Woman Many Roles #Highlight138:Speaker: Shilpa Shetty #Highlight139:Losing weight is all about lifestyle modifications: Shilpa #Highlight140:I lead a healthy life, I don’t drink: Shilpa #Highlight141:I admit I had a nose job done: Shilpa #Highlight142:I feel fortunate to be endowed with a lot in life: Shilpa #Highlight143:I was just being myself on Big Brother, didn’t understand the gravity of situation while inside: Shilpa #Highlight144:I want to bring up Viaan in the right way: Shilpa #Highlight145:There’s nothing in life that we as women cannot achieve, it’s all about conditioning: Shilpa #Highlight146:I attribute all my success to my mother: Shilpa #Highlight147:Vote of Thanks by Balram Garg, PC Jeweller # advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Counties Manukau arrive in Queensland

first_imgIn leadup games the Counties Manukau will play matches against the Sunshine Coast teams on Wednesday, November 25th at the Glasshouse Sports Club, Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mountains commencing at 5.30pm and South West Queensland on Thursday, November 26th at Jim Finemore Oval, Old Toowoomba Road, One Mile, Ipswich commencing at 6pm.The Queensland –Counties Manukau Tri-Series on Saturday, November 28th will commence at 9am.Please refer to the Queensland Touch Website for more information:  The Queensland teams are:14’s Girls: Hollie Barnes; Kai Ware (Brisbane City Cobras); Sharni Upton; Nyomi Webley (CQ Bulls); Zelle Gillespie; Ashlee Jaegar; Casey Schweitzer; Georgia Worters (SQBD Sharks); Chloe Crotty; Paige Parker; Evania Pelite-Denny; Britt Smail (Sunshine Coast); Kimberley Bowman; Ashleigh Kearney (SWQ Swans); Greg English (Coach); Shane Crotty (Coach); Ronda Hipperson (Manager).14’s Boys: Jadin Moncrieff (Brisbane City Cobras); Zak Bainbridge; Josh Buchanan; Steven Donovan; Tom Kronk; Jonah Placid; Brayden Schulte; Tyran Stehbens (CQ Bulls); Aaron Townson (NQ Cyclones); Corey Feartherstone; Kai Robertson; Jarrod Withers  (SQBD Sharks); Rohan Messer (Sunshine Coast); Ashley Taylor (SWQ Swans); Chris Loth (Coach); John Morris (Assistant Coach); Peter Shefford (Manager).16’s Girls: Emily Ariel; Paris Sutton (Brisbane City Cobras); Addison McKenzie; Jessica Powell (CQ Bulls); Yuriko Ah Boo (NQ Cyclones); Jessica Alder; Eliza Bowers; Terri King; Holly Nathan-Webster (SQBD Sharks); Emma Blanch; Lauren Chen; Ashley Goodall; Courtney Kerr; Madison Macarthur (Sunshine Coast);Paul Cobham (Coach); Darrell Gribble (Assistant Coach); Jim Blanch (Manager).16’s Boys: Jake Assay; James Baartz; Jack Williams (CQ Bulls); Richard Chen (NQ Cyclones); Kade Bonner; Zach Curtis; James DeVeer; Kevin Huggett; Josh Newbegin; Adam Pryde; Taylor Schweitzer; Luke Swan (SQBD Sharks); Mitchell Broom (Sunshine Coast); Jake Hooper (SWQ Swans); Joe Schweitzer (Coach); Hank Solien (Assistant Coach); Warren Pryde (Manager).   The Queensland Tour Management is Di Worters (Tour Manager); Glen Richardson (Assistant Tour Manager) and Darrell Madge (Trainer).  The Counties Manukau teams are:Under 15’s Girls: Monique Ashford-Ross; Saskia-Rae Brown; Natasha Covilee; Autum-Belle Flynn; Destinee Jansen; Sahantal Lauese; Roana Paterson; Sarah Penny; Chelsea Petera; Coyrtney Redshaw; Kendall Speck; Kyla Wade; Jazmin Walker; Maia Watene; Analeea Williamson; Robyn Proffit (Coach); Peter Lauese (Assistant Coach); Donna Redshaw (Manager).Under 15’s Boys: Antonio Adams; Kenzell Fa’aofo; Te Heke Gillett; Tyler Grant; Vaughan Grant; Hauriri Harvey; Caleb Heikell; Blake Macefield; Cody Mahuika; Coby Mountfort; Tanirau Panapa; Gaige Ross; Logan Spaander; Ian Macefield (Coach); Victor Panapa (Manager); Sheryl Bartley (Manager).Under 17’s Girls: Lisa Bartley; Marama Davis; Nadia Loveday; Darlin Matangaro; Riki-Maree Moore; Kiera Pennell; Kahurangi Peters; Lynette Shelford; Julie Ann Smith; Jamie Holamotutama; Toni Wells; Brooke Walker; Brooker Holamotutama; Ida Ezekiela Teraitua (Coach); Nancy Prujean (Manager).Under 17’s Boys:  Dylan Bartley; Aaron Biddle; Howard Brown; Frank Bunce; Tauturu Hapuku; Isaiah Mahuika; Julian Panapa-Williams; Anthony Paulo; Stanley Paulo; Klien Sitene; Christopher Swain; Johnson Tekaute; Patrick Favell (Coach); Laurence Williams (Assistant Coach); Lillian Panapa-Williams (Manager).Mokai McCarthy will be the Counties Manukau Tour Manager; Max Woodard is the Head Coach and other members of the touring party will be Lynette Favell; Devan and Sirron Redshaw.  RefereesCongratulations to Cathleen Johnston; Brendan Jones (Gladstone); Alex Wong (Kuwana); Dean Nipperess (Beenleigh); Josh Harmer (Palm Beach); Christian Del Castillo; Tom Polkingham (Brisbane Metro); Jess Minogue; Sam Crossingham; James Fulton; Kevin Rasmussen and Ken Wilson  (Redlands) on being chosen to referee at the Tri-Series. Draw – Saturday, November 28th – Owen Park, Southport9am; 11.30am & 2pm – 16’s Girls9.50am; 12.20pm & 2.50pm – 16’s Boys10.40am; 1.10pm & 3.40pm – 14’s Girls & Boyslast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan striker Cutrone: I’ve apologised to Gattuso

first_imgAC Milan striker Cutrone: I’ve apologised to Gattusoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone has apologised to coach Rino Gattuso for his strop during the stalemate with Bologna.Cutrone admits his reaction was wrong to being substituted.“It was all over in a flash. I know I was wrong, so I explained to the Coach that it was a misunderstanding,” Cutrone told“I have already apologised to him and the whole squad. I was hurt and there was a misunderstanding with the bench over whether I was able to continue or not.“I take the blame, but every player wants to be out there and my desire was to give a bigger contribution to the team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Nebraska Drops Cool Twitter Video Celebrating Dramatic Win Over Michigan State

first_imgQuarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things were not looking good for Nebraska entering Saturday’s game against undefeated Michigan State. The Huskers were 3-6, with a few of the worst losses of the season, and some were already calling for first year Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s job. Many of those fans are probably a bit higher on him today. Nebraska won a dramatic game, knocking the Spartans from the ranks of the unbeaten, and today, the Huskers’ Twitter account dropped a cool quick video recapping the night in Lincoln.These fans. Our house. Unreal atmosphere. There is NO PLACE like NEBRASKA. #GBR #Huskers— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 8, 2015The results haven’t always been there for the Huskers so far in 2015, but that is a win they won’t soon forget.last_img read more