Scrub those germs away

first_img 40 kindergarten kids spreading awareness on hand hygiene with the help of Motherhood hospital, PuneMotherhood Hospital, Kharadi, Pune recently initiated an awareness campaign among school children and asked them to take a pledge to keep their hands clean before every meal.This message was spread to more than 40-50 students and taught them the importance of hand hygiene to avoid different types of infections.Steps taught to be followed was: First wet your hands with clean running water, second to use soap and get in between your fingers, on wrist and in nails and third step is to rinse and dry the hands.Anita Llyod Kelly, Nursing Head, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi said, “At any time of the day, whenever the hands are dirty and when a person is performing any activity, they should always wash hands as this would keep them healthy and keep their hands germ free. Keeping hands clean is one of the most basic and important steps an individual can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.” Read Article Related Posts By EH News Bureau on October 26, 2018 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphacenter_img Share Scrub those germs away News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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GSMA, eight leading operators plan network-sharing move

first_imgHome GSMA, eight leading operators plan network-sharing move The GSMA along with leading operator groups from Africa and the Middle East are working on sharing infrastructure to deliver mobile broadband to off-network rural communities, as well as reduce the cost of services elsewhere.The eight groups are a line-up of the leading players from the two regions: Bharti Airtel, Etisalat, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, STC, Vodafone and Zain.“We are greatly encouraged by the shared vision of mobile operators and the common urgency to find solutions that will drive down the cost of mobile and internet services and help connect the unconnected,” said Anne Bouverot (pictured), the GSMA’s director general.Unique mobile subscriber penetration is only 40 per cent in Africa and the Middle East, compared to 47 per cent globally, said Bouverot.The initiative, which follows a meeting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, has the support of the CEOs from the eight groups.Manoj Kohli, who is managing director of Bharti Enterprises and also chairs the public policy committee of the GSMA board, said: “We call on governments to support and encourage the commercial infrastructure sharing arrangements that we aim to propose.”The GSMA argues that regulation should encourage network-sharing arrangements as well as ease access to state-owned assets at preferential rates so that operators can deliver coverage to unserved communities. GSMARegulatoryTechnology La GSMA reclama el uso de la banda de 6 GHz para la 5G Previous ArticleMWC14 Keynote: Jasper WirelessNext ArticleEurope a step closer to single telecoms market Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Richard Handford GSMA lays out plan for MWC21 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 MAR 2014 Related GSMA seeks 6GHz boost for 5G Tags Authorlast_img read more

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West Midlands to get biggest Boxing Day bus service outside London

first_imgShoppers, sports fans and party-goers across the West Midlands can take advantage of the biggest Boxing Day bus service outside of London this year.A total of 158 routes will be running on 26 December thanks to subsidy from Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).The region’s largest bus operator National Express West Midlands will be running a near-Sunday daytime schedule and Diamond Bus will be laying on 14 key routes.Cllr Roger Lawrence, the WMCA’s lead member for transport, says: “Before 2002 there were no Boxing Day bus services until we began subsidising them and since then passenger numbers have rocketed.“That demand means we now have a very comprehensive service so people heading to the Boxing Day sales and other attractions have a real alternative to the car.With no trains running on Boxing Day, the extensive bus and tram timetable will help shop workers get to and from work and thousands of football fans going to the West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and Walsall home matches.Full details at www.networkwestmidlands.com/campaigns/christmas-2017/last_img read more

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WKNR Dismisses Talker Sabrina Parr After Stating Browns Draft Pick Jabrill Peppers is ‘High All the Time’

first_imgParr, who has been part of the station on and off over the last part of the decade, went off about Peppers during ‘The Really Big Show’ with Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer on Wednesday morning, stating that Peppers was on a number of drugs, stating he was “on the lean and the molly.”For those that don’t know what that means, it’s a promethazine with codeine, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy. As for ‘Molly,’ that’s basically ecstasy. Parr stated that Peppers is ‘high all the time,’ and that “he’s not going to make it, because he’s on the lean. And the molly.” She claimed when it came to Peppers that she’s ‘seen it first hand from a different vantage point.’ Mind you this is the same woman who stated she watched a 2009 fight between former Browns wide out Braylon Edwards and a friend of LeBron James.If you haven’t heard the comments – you can hear the whole thing below from earlier today. Cleveland listeners of the show, and those that don’t have been having a field day today and this evening firing shots at Parr and the station for allowing the comments on the air in the first place.Hey @JabrillPeppers, feel free to sue @Sabrina_Parr for slander on this morning’s show.— Michael Bateman (@mikeinparma) May 10, 2017 Related TopicsJabrill PeppersSabrina ParrWKNR It’s been quite an eventful day at ESPN 850 WKNR, thanks to some outlandish and wild comments made by now former sports talker Sabrina Parr, who was fired earlier this evening thanks to comments about new Browns draft pick Jabrill Peppers.center_img NEO HS Stafflast_img read more

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High school baseball/softball: Two Plain Dealing players make first-team All-District 1-1A

first_imgTwo Plain Dealing players have been named first team on the All-District 1-1A baseball and softball teams selected by the district’s coaches.Sophomore Caleb Lane was selected as the designated hitter on the baseball team. Sophomore Jennifer Langston was selected at shortstop on the softball team.Sophomore pitcher Laraius Oneal, senior pitcher Koby Iman and senior infielder Matthew Sullivan were honorable mention selections on the baseball team.Sophomore Lajerrica Ford was selected at utility on the softball second team.ALL-DISTRICT 1-1A SOFTBALL TEAMC — Sabrina Howell, Haynesville, Sr.1B — Alona Lewis, Jonesboro-Hodge, Sr.2B — LaDresia Beene, Haynesville, So.SS — Jennifer Langston, Plain Dealing, So.3B — Myikeshia Mcgee, Haynesville, Sr.OF — Daijah Glover, Haynesville, Sr.OF — Lyanla Adams, Ringgold, Fr.OF — Gabby Harris, Jonesboro-Hodge, So.UT — Andrea Smith, Ringgold, Fr.UT — Martiayonna Ford, Haynesville, So.UT — Essence Wright, Lincoln Prep, 8thUT — Iyaunna Kingsby, Haynesville, Sr.UT — Chianta Walker, Jonesboro-Hodge, So.P — Sela Smith, Ringgold, So.P — Jordan Winston, Jonesboro-Hodge, Sr.P — Tristan Harvey, Haynesville, So.P — Ralyn Sampson, Arcadia, Sr.MVP — LaDresia Beene, Haynesville, So.SECOND TEAMC — Erin Curry, Jonesboro-Hodge, Fr. IF — Destiny Smith, Ringgold, Jr.; IF — Carren Cade, Arcadia, Sr.; IF — Jakiera Caesar, Lincoln Prep, Fr.; Mallyn Cooper, Jonesboro-Hodge, Fr. OF — Keasia Millage, Haynesville, Jr.; Holley McClain, Ringgold, Sr.; A’Mirracle Allen, Hayneville, So. P — Meggan Cloud, Ringgold, So. UT — ZaKharria Jones, Haynesville, 8th; Lajerrica Ford, Plain Dealing, So.; Syndney Smith, Ringgold, Fr.; Asinia Leonard, Jonesboro-Hodge, Sr.HONORABLE MENTIONMakenna Church, Haynesville, 8th; Aileecia Tipton, Ringgold, Sr.; Savannah Matalums, Ringgold, Jr.; ShaCorey Rochelle, Arcadia, Jr.; Ariel Foster, Arcadia, Jr.NOTE: The complete All-District 1-1A baseball team has not been submitted to The Press-Tribune. When it is, it will be posted.— Staff Reports, [email protected] Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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SA agriculture ‘needs new social accord’

first_img13 February 2013 A social accord in agriculture, based on improved human rights, would help South Africa to market its farm produce overseas and ensure stability in the sector, government ministers told farmworkers during a dialogue session in Paarl in the Western Cape on Tuesday. Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman said a social pact based on improved human rights between organised agriculture, farmworkers and the government was necessary. This, while Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies told farmworkers that South Africa would push to label its export produce as “ethically produced”. In a dialogue session led by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, farmworkers told government ministers about concerns over evictions, deductions made by farmers to their take-home pay, and the increasing number of foreign nationals who were working on farms in the region.Assistance ‘to be linked to working conditions’ Tony Ehrenreich, Western Cape secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), said about one-million farmworkers had been evicted since 1994 because of a failure for farmers to work together with workers. Ehrenreich said that authorities had to take measures against the threat of some farmers who, he said, were evicting or sacking workers to spite the new minimum wage agreed to by farmers, workers and the government. During a dialogue session earlier on Tuesday, farmers raised concerns about how the sector would remain competitive with the gazetting last week of the R105 minimum wage a day for farmworkers, and called for tariff increases and incentives to protect the sector. Speaking to farmworkers at the dialogue, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said any assistance that was offered to farmers, such as tax incentives or funding, would be linked to improving conditions for farmworkers. The sector needed forums and even collective bargaining to ensure that farmworkers and farmers were able to sit around the same table, Joemat-Pettersson said, calling on farmworkers to report any victimisation, including evictions, to the authorities.Violence ‘not the way to go’ Violence in strikes was not the way to go as this would only lose respect and support for farmworkers, she said. Western Cape Agriculture MEC Gerrit van Rensburg also urged farmworkers to abide by the law and to report any incidents of crime to the nearest authorities. For farmworkers wanting to report evictions, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti urged them to phone the department’s toll-free number 0800 007 095. Nkwinti also urged land claimants to submit applications as soon as possible after President Jacob Zuma last month re-opened the land claims process. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform was busy compiling a manual to help applicants make land claims, Nkwinti added. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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More Atlanta disruptions expected after power outage chaos

first_imgAirports can be very stressful Passengers at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta are expecting another day of disruptions  after a power failure crippled operations on Sunday and canceled more than 1000 flights.The major operator at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson  International Airport, Delta Air Lines,  cancelled 900 flights Sunday and said another 300 cancellations were “on the books”  for Monday.Most of these would be early morning, inbound flights to Atlanta to give the operation there an opportunity to more quickly return to normal, it said.“Delta’s flight schedule in Atlanta is expected to return to normal by Monday afternoon,’’ Delta said on its website Sunday. “Delta is working hard to reaccommodate customers.”Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport and typically handles about 275,000 passengers a day. The power outage came as traffic is building up to in the busy holiday period.READ: Christmas crush as US holiday passengers top 50 million.Power was resumed after almost 11 hours on late Sunday and the fault was traced to a fire in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility.The intensity of the fire damaged two substations serving the airport, including the back-up facility.“We certainly understand that the outage has caused frustration and anger and we are doing everything that we can to get folks back home right away,” Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed told reporters.The blackout prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to declare a ground stop at the airport, preventing Atlanta-bound flights from taking off or those already en-route to be diverted.About 30,000 people in the terminal were affected by the outage and local authorities opened a convention center to accommodate people stranded overnight.AIrport authorities said they were delivering more than 5000 meals to passengers and they were offering free parking to affected passengers until 8am.CNN reported that passengers were left stranded in planes on the tarmac for up to seven hours.One of those who faced a marathon wait was CNN reporter Betsy Klein, who described passengers as exceedingly patient and who praised the crew and pilots.“But we have also all now been on this full @Delta plane since we boarded at 11:45 am and there hasn’t been food or water since late afternoon,’’ she said on Twitter.Klein reported that crew on her plane said 92 aircraft were stuck on the tarmac at one point and some ran out of fuel.last_img read more

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Marketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programming

first_img HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programming Posted on 13th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Marketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programmingYou are here: Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Feed your search marketing obsession at SMX EastJul 12, 2016 by Marketing LandYou can register for SMX East anytime and get the latest, greatest SEO and SEM tactics. But why wait? Register now and save $300!Simply Measured offers “first social measurement API” for marketersJul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineAggregating feeds from multiple social networks, the API goes beyond the company’s current reports and provides standardized data for queries.3 common mistakes made in do-it-yourself PPCJul 12, 2016 by Pauline JakoberTrying to manage your business’s paid search advertising on your own? Columnist Pauline Jakober outlines some common pitfalls to avoid.Twitter will tell brands more about people who see their tweets, visit their sitesJul 12, 2016 by Tim PetersonTwitter is opening Gnip’s Audience API so that any brand can access demographic and interest data about anyone who sees its tweets or visits its site.7 lessons to jump-start your digital marketing in AsiaJul 12, 2016 by Eli SchwartzLooking to expand your business to Asia and not sure what to expect? Contributor Eli Schwartz shares insights gleaned from living and working overseas.MarTech Landscape: What is OTT programming and why does it matter?Jul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineOver-The-Top is a rapidly changing term, but it signifies a permanent change in how people consume content.Redefining success: 3 dangers of email conversion inflationJul 12, 2016 by Chad WhiteDon’t label everything and anything a conversion. Columnist Chad White says you need to focus on the right metrics to get a better understanding of your campaign performance over time.Google rolling out Showcase Shopping Ads – PLAs for broad product queries – and other Shopping updatesJul 12, 2016 by Ginny MarvinAhead of the holiday push, Google is debuting a new ad and landing page format for retailers to show users more products.As publishers see rising returns on video, Facebook is getting more of their ad campaignsJul 12, 2016 by Ginny MarvinA new survey shows publishers remain wary of relinquishing control of their video revenue to third parties. Most are not participating in Instant Articles, for example.3 reasons your content isn’t getting shared — and how to fix themJul 12, 2016 by Jayson DeMersYou’ve put time and effort into your content, but it’s not getting the traction you’d hoped for. What can you do? Columnist Jayson DeMers helps identify the underlying issue and suggests solutions.Twitter’s live TV lineup grows with three Bloomberg weekday showsJul 12, 2016 by Tim PetersonBloomberg will air three of its weekday news shows live on Twitter, and the companies will share the resulting ad revenue.In-app purchases dwarf ad revenues, as iOS App Store exceeds $71 billionJul 11, 2016 by Greg SterlingOnly 5 percent of app users make in-app purchases, yet they drive much more publisher revenue than app-based advertising.Facebook’s testing another ad-free Pages design for desktopJul 11, 2016 by Tim PetersonFacebook is testing a new look for its desktop Pages that drops right-hand ads and repositions the page’s cover photo, profile photo and navigation bar.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Search News & Information:Mobile marketing AMPlification: Content, performance and measurementEarned engagement and fragmented audiences: kickstart your process in the enterpriseRotating ad copy: What traffic are you missing out on?Google offers new hotel search filters, deal labels and airline price trackingGoogle rolling out major change to PLAs for broad product queries, among other Shopping updatesOnline Marketing News From Around The Web:Affiliate Marketing3 Tips to Use Affiliate Links on Pinterest, www.socialmediaexaminer.comAnalytics5 Things to Consider when Migrating Data Analytics to the Cloud, www.martechadvisor.comMaximising the use of your data for digital marketing, www.branded3.comMeasuring ROI Still the Top Struggle for Social Marketers, www.emarketer.comThe Biggest Challenges of Measuring Content Marketing ROI, www.marketingprofs.comBusiness IssuesBiz Stone throws his weight behind the Polaroid Swing motion photo app, techcrunch.comFacebook Taps Office 365 While Developing Own Workplace Service, www.wsj.comGoogle Gets Extension to Respond to EU Over Android Antitrust Charges, www.wsj.comGoogle just scored a bunch of new property to make its crazy dream campus come true, www.recode.netContent Marketing6 Ways to Improve Your Content’s Sharability, www.copypress.com8 Companies That Get Content Marketing, www.internetmarketingninjas.comAre You Missing this Vital Ingredient In Your Content Strategy?, unbounce.comDoes Your Content Answer Searchers’ Questions?, contentmarketinginstitute.comMissed 2016 Content Marketing Opportunities, heidicohen.comWhat a Content Marketer needs to know about Pokemon Go, www.cornwallseo.comWhat Makes Visual Content Go Viral?, www.convinceandconvert.comConversion OptimizationData-Driven CTAs for Each Stage of Your Sales Funnel, blog.kissmetrics.comHow to Build a High-Converting Marketing Funnel, www.marketingprofs.comHow to Build Strong Customer Relationships to Boost Retention, blog.crazyegg.comCopywriting, Design & UsabilityHow to Write with Power and Authority, Even if You Feel Like a Nobody, www.copyblogger.comDomainingBuy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains, domainincite.comNew Top Level Domain Industry First Half 2016 Analysis & Insights, www.thedomains.comE-CommerceDefining Your Ecommerce Pricing Strategy in a Post-List Price World, multichannelmerchant.comDemand for Amazon Prime Day deals leads to checkout issues for shoppers, techcrunch.comEBay adopts new Google tech to improve mobile shopping experience, www.retaildive.comIs Apple Pay the first real chance for e-retailers to take on Amazon?, www.internetretailer.comPrime Day part II: What we learned from the original holiday, intelligence.slice.comStudy: 52% of Amazon customers are Prime members, www.retaildive.comThe real reason Amazon is bringing back Amazon Prime Day, qz.comEmail Marketing6 content ideas for your welcome email, myemma.comEngage Your Employees, www.verticalresponse.comThe Top 5 Contextual Emails of the Season, movableink.comGeneral Internet MarketingDon’t get lost in the data: The easy way to drive personalization, thedma.orgHow to Create a Minimalist Marketing Report, raventools.comWhat is B2B account-based marketing & why should you care?, econsultancy.comWhat Marketers can do to Maximize Engagement at Rio Olympics 2016, www.martechadvisor.comInternet Marketing Industry33Across Launches New Publisher Dashboard, www.businesswire.comCuebiq Pens Strategic Partnerships With DSPs, Agencies, www.mediapost.comMetamarkets Adds Casey Steele as Vice President of Sales, www.prnewswire.comNetSeer Introduces In-Video Monetization Solution for Publishers to Drive Incremental Revenue & Enhance Audience Experience, www.marketwired.comOlark Launches Hummingbird Mobile-Friendly Live Chat Experience, multichannelmerchant.comTapad and Conversion Logic Provide a Better Understanding of Customer Journey, www.prnewswire.comTop Brands Adopt Act-On to Power Marketing & Communications, press.act-on.comMarTech4 Tech Trends You Need To Get Prepared For, www.blogherald.com5 Barriers of Marketing Automation and How to Overcome Them, www.martechadvisor.comHow Talent, Data and Technology Foster Marketing Team Optimization, www.komarketingassociates.comMobile/Local Marketing3 scenarios to consider for mobile app testing, www.mobilecommercedaily.com7 Platforms National Brands Can Use to Run Local Campaigns, streetfightmag.comConsumers Don’t Mind Hearing From Brands on Messaging Apps, www.adweek.comIntegrate Mobile Payment & Marketing Strategy, blog.marketo.comSocial Media3 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Ad Performance, www.socialmediaexaminer.comBuilding a Cult Following with Social Media, www.socialmediaexplorer.comBusiness Twitter Dashboard: Digging Through the Details, www.aimclearblog.comCracking Creativity on Instagram: Three Business Stories, blog.business.instagram.comHow Facebook Gets Its Creep On and Knows What Ads To Show You, www.problogger.netHow To Be Sure Your Social Media Person Is A Real Expert (43 Questions to Ask), ignitevisibility.comHow to maximise the impact of sponsored social posts, econsultancy.comHow to Start Advertising on Twitter for Only $50, smallbiztrends.comSnapchat’s ad sales strategy follows Facebook’s playbook, digiday.comSocial Media Reference Guide For Summer 2016, www.searchrank.comTwitter expands GIF size limit to 15MB, but only for the web, venturebeat.comWhat Everyone Gets Wrong About Facebook Ads, company-enterprise.myshopify.comWhy Retro Subjects Like Bob Ross Are Making a Comeback on Instagram, www.adweek.comWhy You Can’t Succeed at Social Without Fun, www.convinceandconvert.comVideo10 Crucial YouTube Ranking Factors, www.searchenginepeople.comHow Great Big Story Manage Their Native Video Strategy, www.newswhip.comHow My Cupcake Addiction Works with Brands, www.reelseo.comThis tool lets you geo-fence your Facebook Live video broadcasts, venturebeat.comFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programming Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Consumer revolution in India: Which are the must-have products? A guide

first_imgIn this age of runaway consumerism, easy EMIs, hyperbranding and the Indian markets flooded with the latest products from all over the world, it is hardly surprising that gizmos and gadgets, brands and bling have become an all-important accessory to your lifestyle and a definitive personal statement.What you wear on,In this age of runaway consumerism, easy EMIs, hyperbranding and the Indian markets flooded with the latest products from all over the world, it is hardly surprising that gizmos and gadgets, brands and bling have become an all-important accessory to your lifestyle and a definitive personal statement.What you wear on your wrist, your feet, the bag dangling from your shoulder, the phone in your hand, the music player you go jogging with, the perfume you spray, the gadgets that surround you, the car you drive, are all extensions of yourself and the way you would like the world to see you.The growing affluence of Indian society has merged seamlessly, and conveniently, with the arrival of a range of prestigious global brands that add to your personal signature, from cars to pens, watches to clothes, mobile phones to gaming devices, sporting accessories and apparel to portable music and the latest laptops. The great Indian bazaar is buzzing with recognised international brands and international products are now launched here almost simultaneously with global markets.Cutting edge products like the Blackberry and iPods and devices like Sony’s Playstation Portable have changed the way we communicate, conduct business on the move or entertain ourselves. Smaller, sleeker and faster, today’s gadgets are changing our lives for the better like never before.Most users wonder how we ever did without them. Despite the amazing products out there, a recent international technology forum suggests that we are just entering an era when software and hardware currently being developed will have even more profound changes on our lives. Today’s tech-savvy teenagers already comprise a generation that is more privileged, connected and aware than any other before it.advertisementIn fact, the new buzzword is Triple Play, which is a convergence of entertainment, telecommunication and the Internet. With high-speed Internet, television (video on demand) and streaming data over a single broadband connection, Triple Play is already being talked about as the killer application of the future. Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, even the way we jog or run. In this feature, we have a running shoe from Adidas which has a microprocessor embedded in the heel capable of making five million calculations per second.Software written specifically for the shoe compares the compression messages received from the sensor-located in the heel-to preset values and automatically gauges if the shoe and cushioning are too soft or too firm and adjusts them accordingly.Technology may be changing our lives but there are other products that are unique for other reasons. These are the ones that have acquired iconic stature, either because of the brand itself or because of the features on offer or the established quality and reputation of the brand. These are the products that define what’s hot or cool in today’s brand-conscious age.Here’s INDIA TODAY’s definitive guide to the hottest products officially available in the Indian market.Sony Playstation PortableSony playstation portableMOVIE ON THE MOVESony reinforces its image as a maker of cutting edge design combined with innovative technology. The Playstation Portable, or PSP, is the best handheld gaming device you can get your hands on, literally. Matchless performance, a wide screen, sexy design, and its own movie format (UMD), plus movie and photo transfer capability, MP3 playback and great sound make it clear why this has been a bestseller since its launch. There’s free content on www.yourpsp.com to download movies, etc. As an all-in-one portable device, the Sony PSP is king. PRICE: Rs 19,990 with value pack Adidas 1Addidas 1A GIANT LEAPRunning shoes are getting intelligent enough to adapt to the wearer. With “1”, Adidas takes a giant leap. A microprocessor under the arch monitors heel impact forces while you walk or run. It analyses the data and sends instructions to the sensor which makes physical changes to the shoe as you run, making sure you have the right cushioning, whatever the runner’s weight, surface and pace. A small replaceable battery, which lasts for 100 hours of running, provides the power. Adidas also anticipates your potential lethargy and so, to save the battery, the processor will switch off automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity. If Adidas 1 does not make you want to hit the road, nothing will. PRICE: Rs 12,500Samsung M Series LCD TelevisionSamsung M series LCD TVSLIM AND SEXYYou have been salivating over the super slim television sets that are crowding electronics shops, happy that LCD and plasma sets are improving their quality and dropping their prices. Maybe the time has come to take the plunge. If you need a television of 40 inches or less, then LCD is the way to go. And among the best models for this technology and size is Samsung’s M series. Our pick: the 40-inch LA40M51B, which is handsome to look at and beautiful to watch. It comes with 6.4 billion colours, PIP and surround-sound as key features. There are cheaper sets but this is our choice for best in class. If you can wait, Samsung is planning to launch LCD TVs with over 12 billion colours, which translates into mind-blowing clarity. PRICE: Rs 1,99,900advertisementNokia N-SeriesNokia N seriesNEXT GENERATIONWhen Nokia launched the N-series phones in 2005 with the theme “The Next Generation”, the reference to Star Trek was more than coincidental. With N-series, Nokia readied itself to seek new frontiers in mobile telephony and boldly go where no mobile-maker had gone before. The first in the series, the N70, was a candy-bar phone with a 2-megapixel camera and video capture. Then came the N90, which is actually a phone-ina-camera. Its killer feature was the 2-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. It actually took pictures that were worth printing. If the camera is a hot feature, high quality digital music is another demand driver. And if the N90 fulfilled the need for quality pictures, the N91 is expected to do the same for quality music. To be launched shortly, the N91 is actually a top-quality MP3 player that’s also a phone. We could have easily mistaken the N91 audio quality with the iPod’s if the source of music were hidden. It also has a 2-megapixel camera. To store all those quality pictures and loads of music, it comes with 4GB memory-the highest among all phones. The downer: it’s a bit heavy, at 160 grams. Along with music and a camera, if you also want television in your phone, wait for the N92 which is capable of digital video broadcasting. But it may not debut in 2006. PRICE: For the N91, Rs 25,000 plusApple iPod with VideoApple iPodTHE TRUE ICONThe digital media player that revolutionised music and revitalised Apple is a legend. Now comes its fifth generation version-the iPod with video or vPod. The first thing that strikes you is the sleek look. The 30GB version is 30 per cent thinner than the previous 20GB iPod, but its length and width are the same to make room for a 2.5-inch backlit LCD screen. The viewing experience was remarkably comfortable for TV shows, animation movies and podcasts. Brighter shots looked clear and crisp, though there were occasional blocks and banding in dark areas. Watching subtitled content and sports could take getting used to. The battery lasts for about 12 hours of continuous audio and over two hours of video playback. Actually the video is a good addition to an already excellent music player, and explains why Apple has 74 per cent of the global digital music player market. Although the iPod is the emperor in the world of portable music, that hasn’t stopped an army of MP3 players from attacking Apple’s fortress. Samsung’s YPD1 and Creative’s Zen Vision M lead the pack, armed with more features than the vPod. Both good players if you are of that rare breed that does not like the iPod. PRICE: For the vPod, Rs 19,800advertisementMotorola V3iMotorola V3iTHE RAZOR’S EDGEEven if you are one among the 25 million smitten by Razr V3, the phone that’s universally known to have the best combination of form and function, you can be pardoned for thinking that the model is getting a little passe. No worries. Motorola has just launched the V3i to lift our spirits. The enhancements over the classic V3 include a 1.23-megapixel camera, a memory card slot in the same 13.9 mm sleek and sexy body, an iTunes interface for music, a 256MB free memory card and a special spun metal silver finish for the Indian market. Other colours will also be introduced but the one to wait for is the Dolce & Gabbana designed liquid gold and black finish. If the V3i has the looks to die for, the gold and black model has the looks to kill for. PRICE: Rs 12,500Blackberry 8700gBlackberry 8700gMOBILE OFFICEAs much of an executive accessory, sorry necessity, as a suit and tie, the Blackberry’s popularity among India Inc. is on the rise. The new 8700g version will stoke the interest further. Its killer application is wireless access to up to 10 corporate and personal email accounts, all with push functionality- a technology that forwards email to your Blackberry as soon as it lands in your computer inbox. The 8700g has a document viewer that displays formatted Word docs, Excel spreadsheets with charts and Powerpoint slides with graphics, though you can’t edit them. You can also store and view images, but you can’t take them- the phone doesn’t have a camera. The Blackberry’s new Intel processor makes switching between tasks a breeze and the QWERTY keyboard is better than in the 7100 version. Another big improvement is the bright, high-resolution LCD screen that adjusts automatically to changes in the lighting environment. The bottomline: the 8700g is more of a dedicated, intelligent, on-the-go email device, which is also a mobile phone. PRICE: Rs 29,900Bang and Olufsen Beosound 9000Bang and Olufsen BeosoundSTYLE & SOUNDIf you think a music system is just a source of sound to be tucked away on some shelf, consider letting Bang and Olufsen’s revolutionary BeoSound 9000 redefine things for you. Whether you lay it flat or hang it on your wall, the six-CD changer is extreme eye candy. It’s a modern jukebox-cum-movable piece of art. The BeoSound 9000 works so fast-in fact, if allowed to maintain its momentum, it travels faster than a Ferrari from a stop position-and so quietly that the changeover between CDs seems no longer than the interval between tracks. Then there is its innovative mechanism. Instead of transporting the CD to the laser pick-up as other systems do, here the laser finds its way to the disc- providing a new way of using CDs. In addition, the FM/AM radio has enough memory for up to 60 stations, which can be identified by their names.Nippon SatGuideNippon Sat GuideROAD WARRIORImagine having three satellites guiding you on the road for every turn you take, every crossing you pass, sometimes even the lane you should be in. That’s what India’s first vehicle navigation device, Nippon Satguide, offers. Loaded onto a pocket PC, the global positioning system (GPS)-based Satguide provides both voice and visual directions. As your car moves, so does the vehicle indicator on the touch-screen map; the map scrolls as you drive. For over a week that INDIA TODAY tested the device on Delhi roads, the navigator guided us fairly accurately. It allows full function of PC-Word, Excel, music player, email access and PDA features. The limitations: right now only six cities are covered. PRICE: Rs 37,990Plustek OpticSlim M Series ScannerPlustek OpticSlim M Series ScannerSCAN ON THE RUNLaptops for mobile computing. Cellphones for mobile communications. What’s for mobile scanning? If the pen scanner is your answer, then it’s no good. Scanning word-by-word or line-by-line text from lengthy documents can be a pain. Enter Plustek’s OpticSlim M series scanners. Not much bigger than a pen, these scanners scan A4 pages, pictures and cards at a speed of three pages a minute. Just about an inch in thickness and 330gm in weight, making them the smallest among flatbed scanners, they fit nicely in any laptop bag and connect to the computer through a USB cable. The scanning resolution of 600 dpi is good for colour prints, too. A handy tool for executives on the move. PRICE: Rs 4,500Apple Mac MiniCUBE CLASSA desktop smaller than a laptop. With some exaggeration, you could say that for the new Mac Mini Duo Core computer. Upgraded and up to four times faster than the original Mac Mini, the recently introduced model retains the two core strengths-sleek looks and small size. Its main features are a new Intel Duo Core processor, an 80GB hard drive, a DVD reader-writer, built-in wireless and Bluetooth and wireless remote and some really good multimedia software. All this packed in the size of a lunch box. The catch: monitor, keyboard and mouse must be bought separately. It does allow you to make your own digital music and video, plus photo library and calendars, and put up a cool website, blog. PRICE: Rs 46,300MacBook ProMacBook ProLAPTOP RULESApple’s computer launches make waves. Credit Apple’s leading edge in innovation. The MacBook Pro laptop testifies to this. A backlit keypad for typing in the dark, a power cord that attaches to the laptop magnetically and a remote control to operate the machine are some of the product’s wow features. Its slim remote control allows optimal use of the laptop’s bountiful multimedia features-slide shows of pictures, music or movies-from anywhere in the room. Of course, the key strength of the MacBook Pro is the Intel Duo Core processor, which makes it up to five times faster than the Power Book. The Mac Book’s 15-inch screen is twice as bright as the brightest of other laptops. Dazzling to look at, the laptop is loaded with other advanced features like Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth and DVD-burning. PRICE: Rs 1,17,000Dior CrystalDior CrystalROCK STARThis is a classic, designed for Christian Dior by the legendary John Galliano who says that if the watch were a person, it would be a rock star. He designed it as a mix of masculine edge and soft, seductive woman on the inside. As Galliano says, “It’s got attitude.” The watch showcases 44 coloured diamonds and 21 sapphire crystal inserts. This one comes at a price but it is, after all, meant for those who want to stand out from the crowd. PRICE: Rs 1,15,000  Hugo BossHugo BossWELL SUITEDIf you don’t have a Hugo Boss suit in your closet, you don’t deserve to be, well, the boss. This iconic brand became a must-have for stylish men but has since branched out into women’s wear and fashion accessories. The German luxury brand makes fashion products that are hip and contemporary. Hugo Boss is now available in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. With soft cuts in cool linens, the Hugo Boss summer suits are a seductive cocktail of formal and informal. An ideal mix of style and comfort, they come in classical white, charcoal, black and navy and are the rage this season. With the suit, an ideal companion is the Boss executive bag in polyester and calf leather along with monogrammed attaches which can double up as a laptop bag. If you want to make a style statement, nothing will make it louder. Price: Rs 42,000 to Rs 50,000Salvatore FerragamoSalvatore FerragamoSTYLE GURUThe legendary luxury designer arrives in India with a range of accessories. The handbags are big sellers already and include the ultra-trendy Fiera Bag, a vibrant multicoloured bag made of 13 archival scarf prints assembled to create a patchwork made in natural chrome tanned calfskin with the signature Ferragamo leopard which peeps out of the bag. Ferragamo has also made a name in shoes and the Indian boutique has its latest line of women’s shoes with removable pendants and stylish men’s moccasins with side buckles. Price: For men’s shoes, Rs 22,000 For the Fiera bag, Rs 75,000Sony Cyber Shot W30Sony Cyber Shot W30CYBER CLASSIf you thought digital cameras have made photography easier and cheaper, go visit the nearest camera dealer. The proliferating range of cameras will leave you wonderstruck. Ultra-compact, compact, SLR, etc., and plenty of models in each category. Of the ones we tested, the Sony W30 stood out as the best for snapshooters looking for easyto-take quality pictures. In a convenient size of 3.7×2.4×0.9 inches, the 192-gm W30 gives you 6-megapixel pictures and a display screen of 2 inches. It uses 38mm to 114mm Carl Zeiss 3X zoom lenses. Most importantly, the gap between shots is just 1.3 to 1.6 seconds. That ensures you don’t lose many photo moments. If you are looking for a better value proposition, check out the 5-megapixel, 2.5 LCD W5. PRICE: For W30, Rs 16,900; for W5, Rs 11,000Dolce & GabbanaDolce & GabbanaFUNKY FASHIONThe high-end fashion house arrived in India recently, bringing the funky design and classy couture that the Milan-based company is famous for. D&G has designed clothes for Madonna and Kylie Minogue and is now taking brand-conscious Indians by storm. The D&G boutique in Mumbai has two products that are already bestsellers: funky keds in fluorescent colours and men’s jeans with hand-punched metallic studs and buttons. PRICE: For men’s jeans, Rs 33,655 For keds, Rs 23,100 Louis Vuitton iPod CaseLouis Vuitton iPod CasePOD’S CASTWith everybody sporting the Apple iPod, there is only one way to stand out-use the light and colourful Louis Vuitton Mini iPod case. Crafted from canvas and lined with calf leather, it features perfectly-sized windows for display and commands. This is the sleekest, most sophisticated way to tote your iTunes. PRICE: Rs 11,000ChanelChannelSENSUAL SCENTThe legendary fashion house’s boutique at the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi, has been doing fairly brisk business thanks to its famed line of fragrances like Chanel No. 5 and, more recently, the Allure range. The latest from the company, Allure Sensuelle comes in 50 ml eau de parfum, body lotion and extract. PRICE: Rs 2,100 to Rs 5,000 FendiFendi BagsLEATHER LUXEAnother world-famous high fashion luxury brand that debuted in India recently, the company is seeing its Selleria collection selling like hotcakes. The handcrafted leather bags are as soft as cotton. The bags, shoes and wallets are casually formal and the Fendi brand name spells class anywhere. PRICE: For Selleria bag, Rs 71,699 For shoes, Rs 16,098Ranna Gill KurtisRanna Gill KurtisDESIGNER FORMThe kurti is perhaps the most conveniently fashionable dress for a woman who either wants to flaunt her abs or cover her flab. Curvaceous and convenient, the kurti has slowly become the global metaphor for easy, no-hang-up clothing. From Dubai to Dallas, from Zara to Neiman Marcus, from Sarah Jessica Parker to Ekta Kapoor, the kurti is on everyone’s must-have list. Fashionistas can go ghetto and pick it up on the street or play safe and stick to a cool couturiere like Ranna Gill. Team it up with a belt, churidar pants and swing from casual to cocktail. Designer kurtis by Ranna Gill are really hot this season. PRICE: Rs 3,000 to Rs 6,000 Van Cleef and ArpelsVan Cleef and ArpelsSTAR BURSTJust launched in India, the uniquely crafted rings from the Socrat range look like diamond florets floating between your fingers. Made in 18-carat yellow and white gold and diamonds, the rings are complemented by neckpieces and ear-studs available in a variety of gemstones like mother of pearl, onyx, diamonds, coral and turquoise. PRICE: Rs 65,000Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire 1906Montblanc Meisterstck Solitaire 1906WRITE STUFFMontblanc is literally the pinnacle of penmanship, or at least of the crafting of luxury pens. This year the brand celebrates 100 years of its existence and to commemorate this historic event the company has produced the Meisterstck Solitaire 1906 made from granite sourced from Mont Blanc itself and sterling silver. The centennial edition includes a fountain pen, a ballpoint and rollerball and is limited to 1906 sets, each crowned with a patented, specially cut diamond which sparkles from the top of each cap. The granite varies in colour and structure-so each pen is unique in that sense. The platinum-plated 18-carat gold nib is tamped with the inscription “100 years Montblanc”. PRICE: On requestRoberto CavalliRoberto CavalliCUTTING EDGERoberto Cavalli is an Italian designer who makes cutting edge clothes that have found a growing following across the world. Now available in Mumbai, Just Cavalli’s menswear and womenswear are creating quite a buzz, with two signature designs grabbing eyeballs and wallets. One is the Just Cavalli leopard printed limited edition dress. In soft crushed silk, the dress has been a rage with Mumbai’s fashionistas since it was launched this season. The other is the Just Cavalli silk shirt. Mumbai’s Page 3 men are making a fashion statement with these floral crisp silk shirts. PRICE: For shirts, Rs 22,575 For dress, Rs 63,375Torbreck WinesTorbreck WinesRAVE REVIEWSTorbreck’s Chief Wine Maker and Managing Director David Powell has been described by Robert Parker, the world’s most influential wine critic, as a “genius” and Torbreck wines, Parker says, are “some of the most exciting on planet Earth”. Torbreck is one of the new-style cult “boutique” wineries in Australia’s Barossa region making hand-crafted wines in a traditional style that reflects their origins. Yields are invariably low, and the resulting wines are deeply impressive. Powell has given Barossa grapes a new life in Torbreck’s great wines. PRICE: Rs 20,000 at five-star outletslast_img read more

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Efficient Fournier leads Magic rout of Spurs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Magic: At Charlotte on Sunday night. The Magic have lost seven straight to the Hornets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Orlando’s quick tempo resulted in open looks from all over the floor, especially in the first half, when all nine players scored.Aldridge scored 12 first-half points on 5-of-9 shooting. The rest of the team combined to go 7 for 35 (20 percent) from the field, and no other Spur had more than four points at halftime.“I wouldn’t say we took them lightly. They just beat us,” Aldridge said. “We didn’t play good defense and our offense wasn’t any good. When you don’t do those things, you end up getting beat by a lot of points.”Orlando had 22 assists in the game, 19 of them in the first three periods.“The respect level we have for them kept our guys engaged in the game the whole way,” Vogel said. “Our guys worked tonight. We forced a lot of turnovers and took them out of their rhythm. There are definitely a lot of positives happening for us.”TIP-INS:Spurs: Popovich still needs one win to tie Phil Jackson for sixth on the all-time victory list. Popovich is at 1,154. … San Antonio went 2-for-13 from 3-point range in the first half. … Aldridge has scored 20 or more points in each of the first five games. … Only Miami had scored 100 points against the Spurs this season.Magic: Orlando is shooting 49 percent from the field so far this season, compared to 44 percent last season. … Gordon has hit 21 of 29 shots in his last two games. … Orlando is 3-0 at home this season. … The Magic hadn’t beaten the Spurs in Orlando since 2010.UP NEXT:Spurs: At Indiana on Sunday. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Orlando shot 60 percent for the first three quarters before emptying the bench in the fourth.“We’ve got a lot of weapons out there on the floor, especially with Niko (Vucevic) being able to knock down the 3-ball,” Gordon said. “We have a lot of guys who are dangerous from a lot of different areas on the floor.”San Antonio lost for the first time in five games this season. The Spurs tried to play the up-tempo game Orlando favors but couldn’t run with the younger, fresher Magic.LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio. Patty Mills added 12 points and Pau Gasol scored 10 with eight rebounds.“They did a good job of taking us out of what we wanted to do, and they did it for 48 minutes,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They outplayed us in every facet.”ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Orlando led by as many as 36 points in a near-perfect performance at both ends of the floor. One week ago, the Magic led the Cleveland Cavaliers by as many as 37 in a 114-93 victory.Jonathon Simmons scored 17 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 and Nikola Vucevic scored 15 for the Magic, who closed this one out early. They led by 27 at halftime and pushed the lead to 36 when Fournier conveted a four-point play with just over three minutes left in the third period.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 opening“I’m impressed with how we’re playing offensively,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Nobody is forcing things at the rim, nobody’s forcing it on the perimeter, and as a result, we’re getting better and better looks on each possession. That’s why you’re seeing the offense clicking the way it’s clicking.”The Magic got 56 points in the paint and 58 on the perimeter, and they shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range. Fournier hit all four of his 3-point attempts, and Vucevic was 3-for-3 from behind the arc. 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(AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The season is a little more than a week old, but the Orlando Magic continue to shock the NBA.The Magic buried the San Antonio Spurs 114-87 behind 25 points from Evan Fournier to run their record to an Eastern Conference-best 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavorslast_img read more

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