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  1. After closely following the ongoing Winter Olympics at PyeongChang, I have come to realize two things. First, there is a giant '***** Park' in South Korea. Second, South Korea is basically hosting 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' version 2.0 in the name of Olympics. Why? Because, the difficult games and the equally tough conditions have danger written all over it. © twitter - @kianileila While the world's best athletes are fighting it out at PyeongChang, the world's best brains on Twitter are busy reviving their kind of Olympics. Prepare yourself for the return of 'Selfie Olympics', guys. And this time, the competition is tougher than anything else in the world. © twitter - @Jonas_Chimbanda Selfie Olympics came into being during the 2014 Sochi Games in Russia, after fans started posting hilarious pictures of themselves with the most random things they could get their hands on. And this time too, the entries are brilliant and ridiculously hilarious. Honestly, it is games like these, which give us the assurance that even we can make it to the Olympics, so what if it has Selfie written in front it. The agenda of this game is simple, Use one or more props from household and turn it into an extraordinarily bizarre and creative selfie. And these people are proof that this is by far, one of the most amazing Olympic Games, the world has ever witnessed. Some prelims for the #selfieolympics pic.twitter.com/L0Zdyttifw — Hickøry Ham Mike (@The_MichaelT) February 20, 2018 we're bringing back the #selfieolympics in 2018 pic.twitter.com/S6phl2nrvb — bad brad (@Bradleysanborn) February 19, 2018 Do I win? pic.twitter.com/Yb5xZpnZ49 — la croix slut (@jordie_nassif) February 19, 2018 #selfieolympics are back ðððð¿ðð¿ pic.twitter.com/YI2rHHcCqy — CBð§ð (@Cori_Bryce_) February 19, 2018 Making our parents proud ð¤ð»ðªð»ð²ð½ #selfieolympics peep everything lol pic.twitter.com/HsVT1ZBYTe — Ian (@ianarellano611) February 19, 2018 Did I win yet? #SelfieOlympics ð± pic.twitter.com/R2QXlpnslm — camila â¡ï¸ (@camilaac0sta) February 19, 2018 I hope to bring back the Gold for my country! ð²ð½ #SelfieOlympics pic.twitter.com/QbmXdXTbFe — Richard (@RIlICHARD) February 19, 2018 So, who are you going to nominate for the Selfie Olympics this time?
  2. *Typical infomercial host voice* Were YOU born in the 80s and 90s and are technically adults, but STILL have a hard time wrapping your head around it? Well, sorry to break it to you, this news story will make you feel even older! *Normal human voice* We're well into 2018, but I still see those memes about how people think of the 90s when thinking about stuff that happened10 years ago. That's obviously wrong, but maybe people are just not realizing that they're getting old and trying hold on to that '90s kid' label for as long as they can. All of us would think that people born in the 2000s would be just kids right now and we tend to forget that someone born in the year 2000 will turn 18 this year. I get an existential crisis on a regular basis thinking about how my little brother is that grown up. How did this happen? When did kids become proper adults? Someone please stop the because my head is spinning thinking about it. And, I'm not the only one who starts questioning everything when thinking about this. As you know, the Winter Olympics are going on and snowboarder Red Gerard won the first gold medal for Team USA. While it's not at all surprising for USA to win gold medals at Olympics, but the fact that Red is just 17-years-old is making people feel old, like really really old. © Twitter Well, for starters, he was born in 2000. That means he wasn't even alive in the 90s, obviously, but we all have a twisted sense of time I guess, and all of us just can't seem to let the 90s go. Winning a gold medal is a huge achievement as it is, but since Red was born on June 29th 2000, he is the first Winter Olympic Gold Medallist born in the 2000s. © Twitter A teenager is winning gold medals and we're just slumming away at our desks, just waiting for the weekend. I don't know about you, but for some reason I'm feeling very inadequate. People on Twitter are being reminded of their age and well, it's kinda confusing. When they say the USA gold medalist Red Gerard was born in 2000. #saywhat #Olympics2018 #Olympics #RedGerard pic.twitter.com/BlbDCTT8W5 — PCSgrades (@PCSgrades) February 12, 2018 Same. Red Gerard was born in 2000 & has an Olympic gold... something about that just makes me feel really old and under accomplished. — ali baker (@aalibaker) February 12, 2018 It Happened To All Of Us. I knew Red Gerard was 17, but my brain didn't connect that means he was born in the year 2000. ð³ð³ð³ — Taylor Caraway (@CastYourCaraway) February 11, 2018 Right There With You. Red Gerard waS BORN IN 2000 AND I AM OFFICIALLY A HUNDRED YEARS OLD — Kristen Deasy (@kristen__deasy) February 12, 2018 Life, Please Work It Out. Red Gerard won the first gold medal for team USA in this year's Winter Olympics, he was also born in the year 2000. My life needs to start going somewhere ASAP ð­ — Hollywood Kpð« (@KPtheStar) February 12, 2018 And, It's Not Just Us; People His Age Also Feel Very Unaccomplished. Red Gerard was born in June 2000 and has an Olympic gold medal. I was born in June 2000 and my greatest accomplishment is finishing Parks and Rec in under a week. — Jimmy Maher (@jimmymaher12) February 12, 2018 Hghhsbswnsj I keep forgetting that GOLD MEDALIST Red Gerard was born in like June 2000 so he's my age but at the same time I'm older and I've done nothing and he's got an OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL — Queen Thotticus (@ThatGaySM) February 12, 2018 Can we all just getting older? That would be nice, thanks. But also, Red, good job, man. That's a great achievement!
  3. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Team Canada. Photo: James Hill for The New York Times GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA: Ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspired Canada to the figure skating team title to secure the Winter Games heavyweights´ first gold at Pyeongchang 2018 on Monday. The Russians, with their teenage ice starlets Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, took their first silver of the Games. The USA team was third. The Canadian team, also featuring dual 2014 silver medallist Patrick Chan, fulfilled their promise as favourites to beat Olympic Athletes from Russia, after comming second to Russia four years ago in Sochi. They took command on Friday, despite Chan tumbling in his men´s short programme. Competing in their third Olympics, Virtue and Moir earned a maximum 10 points for their short programme, and matched that in the concluding free with an exhilarating four-and-a-half minute performance to the music of Moulin Rouge. Canada finished on 73 points, with OAR on 66 and the USA a further four points behind. Italy came in fourth with Japan last of the five that went through to the final five segments of the competition which was held over three days. While Japan had to make do without defending men´s Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, Canada went into battle with all their stars present. And they didn´t let them down at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Alex and Maia Shibutani clinch bronze for the US in the team figure skating. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images For defending champions Russia, competing in South Korea as OAR after Russia´s state-sponsored doping ban, it was always going to be a struggle to recover from Mikhail Kolyada´s flop in the men´s short programme. But they gave it a great shot, with their teenaged starlets Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova dominant in both ladies´ sections. Medvedeva conjured up a world record score in Sunday´s short programme, with Zagitova producing a personal best in her free dance to Don Quixote. The pair are heading for a mouthwatering showdown for the women´s title next week. As for the men, US quad boy wonder Nathan Chen, rated one of the Japanese skating icon´s main dangers, will be working overtime in training after making mistakes in his short routine. Hanyu sat out the team competition as he gave his body every chance of being at its best for the defence of his crown after ankle ligament damage threatened to scuttle his Olympic dream last November. He is due to train for the first time since arriving in Pyeongchang later Monday.
  4. The iPhone X is the most expensive device launched by Apple ever and owning one in today's economy is most definitely a luxury. It already costs $999 for the 64 GB version and costs even more if you choose to have higher storage. However, if you thought that the price-tag wasn't expensive enough, a limited edition of the smartphone was made just for the ultra rich. © Instagram Bentley has just released a special edition iPhone X that has 18 karat gold on its rear glass and on the ring that surrounds the camera module. Bentley also removed the Apple logo and replaced it with their iconic winged logo, which looks quite sexy, if you ask me. I'm not a huge fan of luxury smartphones, however, this is probably the first device that has been designed with taste. The rear glass has some patterns running through it that gives it a distinct and unique look. A post shared by Tech Maniack™ (@techmaniack) on Jan 26, 2018 at 8:09pm PST If you're wondering what the price of the smartphone is, it is not yet known as only 100 units were produced and Bentley did not detail as to how it will be sold or given out. The handset cannot be bought from Bentley's website, so we are presuming that this special edition iPhone X can only be obtained if you buy a Bentley car. Bentley cars aren't cheap either and it would probably cost a fortune before you can get your hands on this slick smartphone. What do you think about the iPhone X Bentley Edition? If you had the moolah, would you buy one?
  5. Miners work deep underground at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe shaft in Westonaria, South Africa, April 3, 2017. Photo: Reuters/File JOHANNESBURG: About 950 gold miners were stuck underground in South Africa on Thursday after a power cut, the mine?s owner said, though the workers were not reported to be in immediate danger. The Sibanye-Stillwater mining company said a massive power outage had prevented lifts from bringing the night shift to the surface at the Beatrix gold mine, near the city of Welkom. ?We sent rescue teams down, accounted for all the people and we obviously are trying to get them out of there as soon as possible,? James Wellsted, spokesperson for Sibanye-Stillwater, told ENCA television. ?All employees appear to be fine. We are supplying food and water,? Wellsted added in a telephone message to AFP. He said the depth where the miners were trapped was uncertain, but the mine has 23 levels, going down to about 1,000 metres below ground. About 65 people were rescued during the day, with 950 remaining trapped by early evening, the company said. Wellsted said that engineers were struggling to get emergency generators to operate and re-start the lifts. ?We are having some issues ? probably related to the power surge linked to the storm ? in getting the winders working, so we are busy working on that issue at the moment,? he added. ?Last night there was a severe storm in the Free State that affected two different power cables... and cut off all electricity supply to the mine, so we were unable to bring the night shift up.? One cable was restored during the day. ?Serious concern? The Beatrix mine is in Free State province, 290 kilometres southwest of Johannesburg. AMCU, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, said that the workers stuck underground were facing major health and safety risks. ?AMCU views this incident as extreme due to the sheer number of workers involved,? it said in a statement. ?The incident raises serious concern regarding the lacking emergency contingency plans at the mine for alternative and back-up power generation.? It said workers? lives could be in danger from dehydration and lack of nutrition, especially if they were on medication. Last August, five mineworkers died after sections of a gold mine collapsed outside Johannesburg. The country possesses rich mineral reserves and has some of the world?s deepest gold mines. Gold was for many decades the backbone of South Africa?s economy, but production has declined sharply due to depletion of reserves.
  6. The seized gold PESHAWAR: Pakistan Customs foiled bid to smuggle 230 tola of gold at Bacha Khan International Airport here on Friday. Customs officials seized 230 tola gold and 10g jewellery from six passengers who were attempting to smuggle the haul from Dubai into Pakistan via flight EK-636, Peshawar Customs Public Relations Officer Naeem Bukhari said. The seized gold had been hidden skillfully inside the luggage, and is estimated to be worth Rs10.23 million, the official informed. A case has been registered under Customs Act 1969 and an investigation against the incident is ongoing, he added.
  7. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/66df11649ec17bc94c287902941830e2.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8xNS8yMDE4IDg6Mjk6MTMgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT0wc0dHdmhQK1JMdjdPcVJSOWhFT3BRPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] Pakistani-Australian powerlifter Maryam Nasim has her eyes set on gold in the upcoming powerlifting championship in Melbourne, which will be held in March. Maryam, who won a Silver medal last year, shared with Geo News that her goal is to perform better than she did last year. ?I am currently training for the upcoming competition five days a week,? she remarked, adding ?I do a full-time job and then after job, I train at the gym. I spend about four hours in the gym.? Maryam, who will participate in three competitions of 57kg-category, also pointed out that her training is getting harder. ?It is getting a bit harder and a little difficult. But I enjoy it my journey. I don?t put pressure on myself.? The female powerlifter said that she likes her profession as it allows her to eat all types of food. ?My diet includes protein, carbs as they are very important. If I don?t consume them, then I won?t have the energy to lift weight.? Maryam, who hails from Peshawar, is no less than superwoman. She works as a banker at day and follows her passion for powerlifting at night. The powerlifter currently resides in Australia, where she went to pursue higher education. She is known to be an expert at deadlifting, squats and bench press.
  8. Remember when Virat Kohli got married to Anushka Sharma? Of course you do; your memory can't be that bad. In fact, didn't the media absolutely choke us with the news for days (including us)? We're guilty too, so we're going to let this pass. But what's important to note about their wedding celebrations is Virat's outfit that he wore for his wedding reception last night in the Indian capital. © Viral Bhayani The A-list cricketer (also, one of the few 'celebrity' cricketers) chose to wear a bespoke Bandhgala from Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee for his wedding reception last evening. To be frank, while the designer pick was a carry forward from his wedding in Italy (his big day's outfit was a Sabyasachi too), the aesthetics of the two were contrarily different. Reason: while his marriage was a day affair (that called for fresh hues), the reception was a late evening celebration at a very upmarket venue: Taj Diplomatic Enclave (meaning, darker tones). © Viral Bhayani Broken down (and as quoted by the designer himself), Virat sported a black textured silk signature Bandhgala, a white silk kurta, hand-woven brocade churidaar and mojris. Topping things off, was a embroidered antique Pashmina shawl. Royal, vintage and well, very dapper. But what might startle you (to say the least), is the fact that his Bandhgala featured house buttons in 18K gold. That, according to sources, come with a retail price of approx. Rs. 30,000-50,000 per button, making it an estimated INR 3 lakhs for the entire set. Surprised? Don't be; this could be the man's conscious decision to match the price of Anushka Sharma's jewellery set. Or just an example of why he's India's richest cricketer alive. CC: The month of June 2017, where in, he became the only Indian to be featured in the Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes. Also, the sole cricketer to be named with a valuation of $22 million (more than Rs 141 crores). © Viral Bhayani While reading this, did you just LOL at your life? We absolutely did!
  9. This file photo taken on October 01, 2014, shows gold medallist India´s Mary Kom reacting after being declared the winner of the women´s flyweight (48-51kg) boxing final match against Kazakhstan´s Shekerbekova Zhaina during the 2014 Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon. 1 BANGALORE: She is a five-time world champion, mother of three and member of parliament, but Indian boxer Mary Kom believes that at 35 there is plenty more glory in the ring to come. Dubbed "Magnificent Mary" for a glittering career that has already inspired a Bollywood biopic, veteran Kom last month defied critics who wrote her off by winning a record fifth Asian women's championships title in Vietnam. Driven on by the legacy of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, she has now set her sights on the Commonwealth Games in April, and even the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 where she hopes to improve on the bronze medal she won in London. "I am really inspired by Muhammad Ali, who was a legend across the world. He is my mentor and my only inspiration (is) his achievements," she told AFP. "And he was such a great boxer -- that is why I am still able to do this." The Asian title in November was her first gold at international level since winning the Asian Games in 2014. But Kom has long rejected the doubts of those who have highlighted her age and questioned her ability to combine boxing with being a mother and an MP in India´s upper house. "I am still fit. Some people talk about the X-factor and say ´she cannot perform´. That is always the mindset. "So I say there is no X-factor ... I have more experience and I am getting better and better," added Kom. In her bid for gold, she has dropped back down to the 48kg category she fought in when she first grabbed headlines at the 2001 world championships. "The Games will soon be here," she said referring to the Commonwealth event in Australia´s Gold Coast. "I am trying my best to improve day-by-day." Kom said the Indian government and much-criticised Boxing Federation of India (BFI) were providing "good facilities" so she has no excuses for not being ready. This file photo taken on October 01, 2014, shows gold medallist India´s Mary Kom being splashed with cold water between rounds of the women´s flyweight (48-51kg) boxing final match against Kazakhstan´s Shekerbekova Zhaina during the 2014 Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon. Photo: AFP 1 Early struggle It is a far cry from recent years. Infighting in the Indian federation led to Kom failing to make the 2016 Rio Olympics. No Indian boxers took part in qualifying. "It was very unfortunate because the reason was there was no federation, they were fighting each other to hold power, be president," said Kom. But businessman Ajay Singh´s election as BFI president last year has ended the turmoil. Like her hero Ali, Kom had her own struggles growing up, with her rise from an impoverished family in the remote northeastern state of Manipur being made into a 2014 Bollywood movie starring Priyanka Chopra. "In the beginning, it was difficult to get my own gloves, it was difficult to even buy one glove and my family did not support me in the beginning," Kom said. "They were worried that if I got injured, who will take the responsibility? "Everything moves with money only. If we want something to eat or to buy clothes or do anything, without money you can´t do anything," she said with a laugh. Blessed with three sons, Kom is now happy juggling roles as a mother, lawmaker and gym owner. But she insists that boxing remains her top priority. "That is obviously very difficult. People might also say how can she maintain all these things? How can she keep performing? It is a question of will and mindset," she said. "Whether I am going to a parliament session or programme or my own personal programme, that is secondary. The first priority is training, the rest comes second and that is why I am still performing."
  10. KARACHI: The customs officials took into custody on Sunday two passengers carrying gold illegally ? which is said to be worth more than Rs100 million ? from the Jinnah International Airport,. Deputy Collector Customs Wasif Malik said that three kilogram gold was recovered from the two passengers. Duty is imposed on carrying gold in huge quantity but the two were carrying gold secretly, which is illegal, he said. A case has been registered against the two passengers and investigation is underway against the suspects.
  11. 2017 was a special year which was filled with pride for us Indians for multiple reasons. India started this year on a great note when the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched not 20 or 30, but a whopping 104 satellites in space in one go. Earlier this month Manushi Chhillar brought home the crown of Miss World, after 17 years. Now, another record has been made after 22 long years by our weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. © BCCL Mirabai Chanu has created history and inked her name in the golden pages of sports, by winning gold at the World Weightlifting Championships. Before Chanu, it was legendary weightlifter Karnam Malleswari who made the country proud in 1994 and 1995. IWF WWC 2017 Women's 48kg: ð¥ Chanu Mirabai ð®ð³ | 194 ð¥ Thunya Sukcharoen ð¹ð­ | 193 ð¥ Ana Segura ð¨ð´ | 182#2017iwfwwc pic.twitter.com/soupO70zyI — IWF (@iwfnet) 30 November 2017 This 23-year-old from Imphal lifted a new world record of 194 kg (85 kg snatch and 109 kg C&J i.e. clean and jerk). The Championship was held in Anaheim, USA and Chanu participating in the women's 48 kg category. This is a big achievement for Chanu given she lifted the weight that was nearly four times her size. © Twitter During the medal ceremony, she could be seen shedding tears of joy as she was presented with the gold. Chanu deserves all the respect and credit for her victory, since she really upped her game after her performance at last year's Rio Olympics. Last year, she failed to lift the weight in any of her three attempts in clean and jerk section. Chanu has proved, with her hard work, that nothing can stop you if you are strong willed and there's always a second chance that can turn the tables and make you unstoppable. © Reuters After Chanu's extraordinary triumph, the nation's excitement, joy and pride knew no bounds and people started flooding the social media with congratulatory wishes for her. Union Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wished her saying, “Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins #Gold in 2017 IWF Senior Men & Women #weightlifting championships in Anaheim, USA. In the 48 k weight category, her total lift was 194 kg. That's 4 times her bodyweight. In sports, and in life, 'Will' is everything. Never, EVER give up. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins #Gold in 2017 IWF Senior Men & Women #weightlifting championships in Anaheim, USA. In the 48 kg weight category, her total lift was 194 kg. That's 4 times her bodyweight. In sports, and in life, 'Will' is everything. Never, EVER give up.#KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/sbs2crloVv — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) 30 November 2017 Former president Pranab Mukherjee also took to Twitter to congratulate Mirabai Chanu to for her achievement. Heartiest Congratulations to S. Mirabai Chanu on winning Gold Medal in the #WorldWeightliftingChampionship2017. We are proud of you. — Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) 30 November 2017 President Ram Nath Kovind also congratulated her for this feat. Congratulations Mirabai Chanu for winning a gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championship. India is so proud of you. And congratulations Manipur for giving the country such a wonderful series of champion sportswomen! #PresidentKovind — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 30, 2017 Soon wishes from all corners of the country started pouring in. Congratulations to S. Mirabai Chanu from Railways on winning Gold Medal in the World Weightlifting Championship 2017. The entire Railways family is proud of her achievement. — Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 30 November 2017 Amazing news! Mirabai Chanu has won world championship gold with a lift of 194kg, bettering her own national record in the process! So proud! As someone who's met and spoken to her, she deserves every bit of this and so much more! Congrats to national coach Vijay Sharma as well! pic.twitter.com/5BwvXdqr3D — Ravi Iyer (@Ravi_BarelyOL) 30 November 2017 Amazing start to the morning! India's Mirabai Chanu bags Gold at World Championship!A record broken after 22 years! congratulations star! pic.twitter.com/nsQOK1JH67 — Karnam Malleswari (@kmmalleswari) November 30, 2017 2017 has been the year of Indian women winning multiple accolades and making India proud on various global platforms - the Indian women's cricket team, Manushi Chhillar and now Mirabai Chanu. Congratulations! #womenpower — Sonia Parveen (@atika106) November 30, 2017 India's Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal at the #Weightlifting World Championships. She lifted 194kg (109 in clean and jerk, 85 in snatch) pic.twitter.com/eqDuzrU8D7 — Gaurav Pratim Dey (@gpdghy) November 30, 2017 We proud of you , Manipur is the power house of Indian Sports.India's Mirabai Chanu wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships. Bravo! India shine #IWFWC2017. @PMOIndia @Ra_THORe @RajatSethi86 READ: https://t.co/jgMcI0TZMD pic.twitter.com/P9gTjvv3nT — N Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) November 30, 2017 Congratulate Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her Gold medal in 48 kg category at World Weightlifting Championships 2017 #Anaheim #USA SS pic.twitter.com/T6e1qLmorH — Suparno Satpathy (@SuparnoSatpathy) November 30, 2017 In September, Mirabai Chanu had qualified for Commonwealth Games (2018) after she won gold at the Commonwealth Senior (men and women) weightlifting championships held in Australia. India bagged the first spot with Chanu winning the gold medal, Thailand's Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver medal (193 kg) and Colombia Segura Ana Iris won the bronze medal (182 kg).
  12. Bappi Lahiri needs no introduction. He is someone who made us believe in 'Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle' in literal terms because we don't know how else we can explain or get over his gigantic collection of gold. Thanks to Bappi Da, the 'Disco Dancer' song is still etched in our hearts. © Wikimedia It's tough to compete with a man who has ruled the music industry for decades now, but it seems Bappi Lahiri has already found someone who can steal the limelight away from him. That someone is this little handsome guy here. For those wondering if he is distantly related to 'Gangnam Style' Oppa and K-Pop superstar Psy, sorry to burst the bubble but he is not related to him. This cute kid is Bappi Da's grandson. Although we would still love to find some connection between them. At an age when we were still struggling to come up with better excuses to skip schools and stay at home to watch cartoons, Swastik Bansal is going places and breaking the internet with his killer fashion sense. It seems that the love for gold runs in the Lahiri family as Swastik's ubercool style echoes the same. Swastik is Bappi Da's daughter Reema Lahiri's son and we feel that in the coming years we might say the same for him since he is such a star already. Wearing a blue coat, white shirt and bow tie paired with golden shoes, Swastik is on point with his style statement and already has gold written all over him. #bappilahiri grandson snapped today at #jamnabainarseeschool bonsai exhibition. He performed to a wedding number as they exhibited various bonsai exhibits. Yes very different presentation and so were his golden shoes ð #swastikbansal A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Nov 24, 2017 at 1:06am PST In fact, Swastik is not any regular star kid in the block. Even at such a young age, Swastik is already a Bonsai Connoisseur. At his age, half of us didn't even know that a word like this existed and the remaining could never get the spelling or definition right. Just one picture and Swastik has already started turning heads and become the talk of the town. It seems Swastik is just waiting for the internet to discover him, once that happens we don't think there's anything stopping him from stealing the thunder away from his grandpa.
  13. Kim Kardashian is over. That's what we said when Nicki Minaj released her cover for PAPER Magazine. Remember this? A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Nov 14, 2017 at 6:07pm PST But, in typical Kim K fashion, she came from 'behind' and showed us just how she managed to get 104 million followers on Instagram. A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Nov 27, 2017 at 9:20pm PST 1.1 million likes and counting. It's not even been a day for crying out loud. Just think of the struggle we go through to get 100 likes on Instagram. Then, there's Kim. Everyone around the world is going gaga about the above picture but Kim hasn't shied away from posing naked in the past. She's done it on multiple occasions: Remember this? A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:21pm PST How about this? A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 7, 2016 at 12:07am PST There's no way you don't remember this. A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:57am PDT That's two for the price of one and we all just love when we get more than we bargained for, right? Kim has also been quite active with multiple photoshoots to promote her new range of makeup, KKWBEAUTY.COM. Calling these pictures raunchy would be an understatement: A post shared by KKWBEAUTY (@kkwbeauty) on Nov 23, 2017 at 9:55am PST There's even a video: A post shared by KKWBEAUTY (@kkwbeauty) on Nov 27, 2017 at 8:34pm PST We're all here for the makeup, right? A post shared by KKWBEAUTY (@kkwbeauty) on Jul 12, 2017 at 10:06am PDT Right... A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Oct 25, 2017 at 9:07am PDT
  14. A gold laurel leaf removed from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation sold for 625,000 ($735,000) euros at an auction in Paris on Sunday. The sale price far exceeded the estimate of between 100,000 and 150,000 euros, Osenat auction house said. The leaf was one of six cut from the crown ahead of the 1804 coronation, because the monarch considered it too heavy. The goldsmith Martin Guillaume Biennais gave the spare leaves to each of his daughters - with the auctioned gold carving having been passed through the family to present day. A leaf which was worn during the coronation but was later detached from the crown sold in the 1980s for 80,000 francs. Around 400 works dedicated to the French emperor were sold at Sunday's auction, including a decorated box engraved with gold flowers, also made by Biennais, which belonged to Napoleon's wife Empress Josephine which sold for 150,000 euros - three times more than expected.
  15. Unless you believe in the magic of day dreaming, there's hardly a chance you'll solve things without any effort. Concept application: while dressing for your height. Though, nothing can lengthen your body length for you, certain style tips/tricks create illusions of extended height. And if there's anyone who's single handedly raining on this parade, it's our handlebar mascot—Aamir Khan. In recent times, nothing that we've seen off the actor's wardrobe, has let us down on the style front. Sure, we've never witnessed anything extraordinary in his menswear, but there's a lot to learn from Mr. Khan anyway. He has always, without fail, succumbed himself to dressing for his (comparatively) short height. And if you're eyeing examples of our former statement, let's give you five. 1. For Lesson #1, you need a well-fitted pair of jeans in life. Nothing too baggy or low-rise, but a rather high/medium-rise pair of denim bottoms. No way in hell should you look stumpier than usual! Plus, darker the colour/wash, better for you. By doing so, you'll divert one's attention from the bottom to top—resulting in the illusion of extended length. Of course, Mr. Khan is hitting the hammer here! © Viral Bhayani 2. Joggers are way too chill, man. Having said that, cuffed joggers can cause havoc in men who're a little too short. But if you're maintaining a scooped neckline, dwindly hem and ending it right below the hip, there's nothing stopping your high stakes with style. © Viral Bhayani 3. Anyone short in height doesn't need to stay away from anything that stands-out. You can certainly stink of a pop colour sometimes, even if it's at the cost of wearing pink—that unfortunately, can turn you into a public joke. That said, if you do it anyway, wear a well-fitted pair and one ending right above the ankle. Plus, balance it all out with not-heeled, but well-elevated footwear. © Viral Bhayani 4. The point is, when you're short, you can't expose your natural body lines. Keep your apparel well-fitted, but leave some space for the imagination—distract people away from your flaws. Like here, if you're thinking of going in for a layering piece, look at fuller arms. They'll create a more streamlined view on your top half, eventually extending your length for you. © Viral Bhayani 5. Even though a hoodie is a kickass go-to option most times, a suit jacket is the best bet. By building up your shoulders and since pronounced shoulders lengthen your height, you're going to appear taller, come what may. But, pick a jacket that fits right—don't choke yourself with it. That'll just make you look shorter! © Viral Bhayani
  16. The career of a sportsperson can easily be divided into three pivotal stages: the beginning, middle and the end. Making an impact early in their careers can do wonders to their confidence, while making the most of their prime and, in turn, maintaining consistency can surely prolong their stint in their respective sports. But, as important as the beginning, the middle, and the last stage of their career is probably the trickiest. The consistency of their performance is no the longer the same. Father Time tends to catch up, their bodies degrade and the impeccable fitness levels that once helped them reach the pinnacle of the sport gradually drop a notch down. And, with the young guns breathing down their necks, athletes are eventually left facing the perennial question of when to call it quits and bow out from a sport they dominated all this while. Some athletes give in to the pressure and hang up their boots, while others have been seen overstaying their welcome to eventually become the subject of immense criticism - say, someone like MS Dhoni. © Reuters But, then there are those who accept the limitations at hand and work towards their strengths, eventually bringing out the fighter in themselves to shut the critics up, win back fans and turn the trickiest stage into probably the best phase of their career. And, no Indian athlete embodies that 'fighter spirit' better than MC Mary Kom does. For a large part of her career, she had no sponsors. The Indian boxing star even, on a few occasions, paid for her travel to participate in competitions and camps. But, since there's no shortcut to success, Mary defied all odds and came through with flying colours to dominate a sport long associated with men, especially in a country where women still continue to lurk in the shadows of their male counterparts. © BCCL At the age of 34, her hardwork and perseverance has once again paid off as she bagged the gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam. Participating in the light flyweight category, the 'Magnificent Mary' defeated North Korea's Kim Hyang-Mi 5-0 (unanimous decision) in the summit clash on 8 November. It was her sixth medal in the Asian Women's Boxing Championships and a staggering fifth gold medal, having won four gold medals and one silver in previous editions of the tournament. But, the lack of expectations on her comeback bid is what makes her latest feat even more important. © Reuters Ahead of the tournament, not many were rooting for the Manipuri boxer, especially due to her noticeable absence from the ring. And, the fact that she was marking a return to her favoured 48kg category after five years only raised doubts about her success in the coveted tournament. But, those who know the gutsy lady from Manipur wouldn't have been surprised by her absolute domination in Vietnam. She did it in the past, and if there was anyone to do it again, it would have arguably been Mary. Alienating her critics, the 34-year-old mother of three channelized all her energy and maintained focus on her goal to eventually repeat the heroics of her yesteryears. However, where Mary has excelled, Dhoni seems to have fallen short. © Reuters Once labelled as world's best finisher in international cricket, Dhoni is far from the dashing batsman that tormented opposition bowlers and enthralled Indian fans. His fitness levels are great (watch him take those singles), his know-how of the game still makes him an ideal player on the field and his wicket-keeping skills are just marvellous. But, when it comes to striking the ball, the Jharkhand cricketer is no longer the marauding batsman who could hammer at will. While he has long been known for his calm and composed approach, Dhoni of the present day seems to have been affected by the consistent criticism coming his way. With people questioning his place in the T20 format (as of now), the pressure seems to be getting to our 'Captain Cool' as he chases the ghosts of the past. © Reuters And, this is where Dhoni needs to take a leaf out of Mary's book. Just like the Indian boxing sensation, Dhoni needs to use all the criticism, work towards his strengths and let his willow do the talking. For someone as experienced as Dhoni, we'd say he is just a blitz away from shutting the self-proclaimed cricket pundits. Thus, as we celebrate the triumphant return of Indian boxing's postergirl, let's hope that her never-say-die attitude not only inspires Dhoni, but also those who continue to preach that they're not good enough and must quit.
  17. Customers crowd around a jewellery showroom during Akshaya Tritiya, a major gold-buying festival, in Kochi, India April 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters 1 MUMBAI/BENGALURU: Demand for physical gold was lacklustre in top consumers India and China this week, while the lure of the metal remained stable in Singapore, but India?s peak wedding season is expected to usher in renewed interest for bullion in coming weeks. Gold is considered an essential part of weddings in India, second-biggest consumer of the metal in the world after China, and it is a popular gift on such occasions. ?The wedding season has started. In the next few weeks, there are many wedding dates, which will boost demand,? said Kumar Jain, a Mumbai-based jeweller. Dealers in India were charging a premium of up to $3 an ounce this week over official domestic prices, unchanged from last week. The domestic price includes a 10 per cent import tax. ?Gold imports by (jewellery) export houses have fallen sharply in the last few weeks. That?s why the market is in premium, despite moderate demand,? said a dealer with a private bank in Mumbai. In October, India tightened gold import norms for jewellery exporters by restricting them from importing the yellow metal only for export purposes and not for selling in the domestic market. Meanwhile, in China, the market for the precious metal remained quiet, with premiums of $5 to $9 an ounce being charged over benchmark rates, as against the $6.50 to $10 range in the previous week. Benchmark spot gold was on track to register a small weekly gain, hovering around the $1,275.00 level as of 0919 GMT on Friday, but still below Thursday?s mark of $1,284.10, highest in nearly two weeks. ?Dips below the $1,270 level (toward the beginning of the week) spurred some buying, but the upside, (around the $1,280 level) limited purchases,? said Ronald Leung, chief dealer at Lee Cheong Gold Dealers in Hong Kong. Premiums in Hong Kong remained more or less unchanged from last week, in the 60 cents to $1.20 range. ?Premiums are quite low, and except for periodic large sales, the market is quiet,? said Joshua Rotbart, managing partner of J. Rotbart & Co in Hong Kong. In Singapore, premiums rose to 70-90 cents from the 50 cents last week. ?There has been interest from two segments, the wholesalers and high net worth individuals, so it is still strong,? said Loh Mun Chun, Director, Private Wealth at GoldSilver Central in Singapore. ?The wholesalers need to buy ... to produce jewellery, especially with some spillover demand coming from the Diwali and Dhanterras festivals, while the high net worth individuals ... buy to diversify their portfolio and they have the money.? Japanese markets were closed for a public holiday on Friday.
  18. Touted to be one of India's big prospects for a medal, Heena Sidhu left a billion fans disappointed after failing to qualify for the main event of 10m women's air pistol event at the Rio Games. A 14th-place finish and eventually an exit in the qualifying round was surely not what her fans expected from the former world no. 1, but the Indian shooter didn't just give up, she came back stronger and better than ever. © BCCL Going from strength to strength, the 28-year-old made a stellar comeback in the ISSF World Cup Finals earlier in February where she teamed up with Jitu Rai to strike gold in the mixed team event. Despite trailing in the semi-final stage, the Indian duo made a spirited comeback in the contest to win 5-3. In May, she had also won bronze in the women's 10 air pistol event at the Grand Prix of Liberation Plaza Shooting Championships in the Czech Republic. Shooting 218.8 in the eight-woman final, Heena finished third in the event which was won by Rio Olympic gold and bronze medallist, Anna Korakaki of Greece. Continuing her terrific form this year, Heena produced yet another brilliant performance to bag a gold medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane. The Indian star scored 240.8 in the women's 10m Air Pistol final to finish ahead of Australians Elena Galiabovitch (238.2) and Kristy Gillman (213.7) who finished second and third respectively. Apart from Sidhu, Deepak Kumar also gave the Indian fans a reason to cheer following his bronze-medal finish in the men's 10m Air Rifle event. In the same event, London Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang - who was expected to make India proud after creating a Commonwealth record of 626.2 points in the qualification round - sadly finished fourth. Here's how Twitter lauded Heena Sidhu for her extraordinary feat: Well done, @HeenaSidhu10, on your golden effort at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship. You've made the country proud. pic.twitter.com/w5g0Mpmw4F — sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 31, 2017 Congratulations @HeenaSidhu10 on winning the gold medal at Commonwealth Shooting Championships ð¥ð#OGQ is very proud to support you ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/gvSaez0kpc — OGQ (@OGQ_India) October 31, 2017 Congratulations @HeenaSidhu10 on winning Gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships's 10m Air Pistol event. Your golden run continues! pic.twitter.com/EqEmnqb9Sx — Congress (@INCIndia) October 31, 2017 Congrats @HeenaSidhu10, for winning Gold in 10m Air Pistol event, Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane. You've done us all proud. — Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) October 31, 2017 Congratulations @HeenaSidhu10 on winning Gold for #India in 10 m Air Pistol event at #Commonwealth Shooting Championship, Brisbane. — Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) October 31, 2017 Congratulations @HeenaSidhu10 for winning the Gold medal in Women's 10m Air Pistol at Commonwealth Shooting Championship. pic.twitter.com/MqiG9F83ND — Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) October 31, 2017 Superb score of 240.8 in the final by @HeenaSidhu10. She is really on a roll. Congrats coach @CoachRonak. Doing an awesome job!! @OGQ_India — Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) October 31, 2017
  19. A salesperson attends to a customer (not pictured) inside a jewellery showroom, during Akshaya Tritiya, a major gold-buying festival, in Mumbai, India April 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters Demand for gold jumped in India this week on account of Dhanteras and Diwali, but high prices took some sheen off the yellow metal?s lure during the key festival period this year. Demand in the world?s second largest gold consumer usually strengthens during the final quarter as the country gears up for the wedding season soon after the festivals when buying bullion is considered auspicious. After poor sales during Dussehra festival, demand improved significantly over the last two weeks, but was still 15 per cent lower than last year?s Diwali, said Nitin Khandelwal, chairman of All Indian Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation. ?In some regions, demand was nearly 30 per cent lower than normal, but in others, it was at par compared with last year. Overall for the country, demand was down around 15 per cent.? Local gold rates were at a premium of up to $2 an ounce over official domestic prices this week, unchanged from last week. ?Consumers were price sensitive and buying less gold than last year. They had a very tight budget,? said Mangesh Devi, a jeweller in the western state of Maharashtra. Gold prices in India have risen nearly 8 per cent so far in 2017. ?This year, my husband?s business is down due to GST (Goods and Services Tax). That?s why I reduced spending on gold,? said Sangeeta Pardesi, a housewife, who buys gold on Dhanteras every year. The launch of the GST in July, which transformed India?s 29 states into a single customs union, has hit small and medium-size businesses and consumers overall. Elsewhere in Asia, there was a slight uptick in demand for physical gold, with benchmark spot gold rates headed for a weekly decline after touching a one-week low of $1,276.22 an ounce on Thursday, pressured by a firmer dollar. ?There was some buying as prices fell, especially around the $1,280 level,? said Ronald Leung, chief dealer at Lee Cheong Gold Dealers in Hong Kong. However, investors remained cautious, awaiting direction on economic policy and market reforms during the 19th Communist Party Congress in China which kicked off on Wednesday and were also focused on the upcoming elections in Japan, he added. In top consumer China, premiums charged ranged between $8 and $12 per ounce over the benchmark this week, compared with $9-$14 a week earlier. Premiums of 50 cents were being charged in both Hong Kong and Singapore this week versus the 40 cents-$1.10 and 50-60 cents levels respectively in the previous week. In Tokyo, gold continued to be sold flat versus the benchmark.
  20. ZURICH: While London?s sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland?s waste system is flecked with silver and gold. Researchers last year detected 3 tonnes of silver and 43 kg of gold in effluent and sludge from waste water treatment plants - amounting to around 3 million Swiss francs ($3.1 million). But before people start hunting in their drains for jewellery, the government study said the tiny particles were likely to be mostly from the watchmaking, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries, which use the metals in their products and processes. ?You hear stories about an angry man or woman throwing jewellery down the toilet, but we didn?t find any rings, unfortunately,? report author Bas Vriens said on Thursday. ?The levels of gold or silver were very small, in the micrograms, or even nanograms, but when you add them up it?s pretty substantial.? Researchers are now studying if it is worthwhile to extract the metals that end up in sewage sludge before usually being burnt, but so far it has not found to be cost-effective. Higher levels of gold were found in the western Swiss region of Jura, believed to be linked to watchmakers that use the precious metal to decorate their expensive timepieces. There was also a higher concentration in the southern canton of Ticino due to the gold refineries in the area. This was the only region where it might make sense to recover the metals, Vriens said. Other trace elements including rare metals such as gadolinium - used in medical imaging - were also found by the scientists from the government?s Institute of aquatic science and technology (EAWAG). Their discovery is the latest example of wealthy Switzerland finding riches in unusual places. Last month an investigation was launched after toilets at a Geneva bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination banknotes - a bit different from the huge fat mass that blocked an east London sewer. The Swiss metal concentrations complied with regulations and were removed before humans drank the water again, the study said. ?It wouldn?t make sense for people to boil their tap water to recover gold or silver because it has already been filtered out before it re-enters the drinking water supply,? Vriens said.
  21. LONDON: Precious metal gold sank to a two-month low on Friday, as US payrolls data stoked hopes of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike, dealers said. The price of gold slid to $1,260.64 per ounce in afternoon London deals. "Gold was pressured this week by increasing prospects of higher US interest rates," said ForexTime analyst Lukman Otunuga. US payrolls contracted in September for the first time in seven years as major hurricanes left workers idled in southern states but unemployment continued to fall, official data showed Friday. Total non-farm employment fell by 33,000 net positions for the month, with a steep drop-off in hiring at restaurants and bars, according to the labor department. But the unemployment rate fell another two tenths to 4.2%, its lowest level since February of 2001. Average hourly earnings, a closely watched measure of wages which can point to looming inflation, popped by a surprising 0.5% to $26.55. "The further decline in US unemployment and the impressive spike in average earnings have pushed up the prospect of the rate hike from the Fed in December," added CMC Markets analyst David Madden. "The metal has lost ground over the past four weeks, and that trend could stay in place as dealers will be looking toward the US central bank meeting at the end of the year."
  22. A customer pays after buying gold ornaments at a jewellery showroom during Dhanteras, a Hindu festival associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, in Mumbai, India October 28, 2016. Photo: Reuters MUMBAI: Gold smuggling in India, the world?s second-biggest consumer of the metal, is likely to rise during the country?s peak holiday season as buyers try to avoid paying a new sales tax and to dodge new transparency rules. In August, India moved to include gold sales under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The law makes it mandatory for jewellers to keep records of customers? personal identification numbers or tax code number for transactions above 50,000 rupees ($761.50). Indian gold demand typically rises in the last three months of the year as consumers buy more for the wedding season as well as for festivals such as Diwali and Dussehra. ?The government implemented the PMLA rule but it didn?t take efforts to popularise. Customers are not aware of the rule and are hesitating in giving necessary details,? said Surendra Mehta, secretary of the India Bullion and Jewellers Association. ?Unaccounted sale will rise in the festive season as some customers are trying to buy without bills.? The tax avoidance recalls the unintended consequences of India?s decision to raise import taxes on gold to 10 per cent by August 2013. The duty failed to curb demand but revived smuggling networks which, the World Gold Council estimates, imported 120 tonnes of gold in 2016, over one-fifth of total annual arrivals. ?The new rule is turning out to be counterproductive. Instead of giving required details, customers are buying without proper receipts to save tax,? said Harshad Ajmera, the proprietor of JJ Gold House, a wholesaler in the eastern Indian city Kolkata. The sales tax on gold rose to 3 per cent from 1.2 per cent as part of a new nationwide sales tax regime that started on July 1. ?Jewellers are buying smuggled gold at discount in cash, then making jewellery and selling it to consumers without receipts,? said Daman Prakash Rathod, director at wholesaler MNC Bullion in the southern city of Chennai. In India, less than 4 per cent of the people pay income tax. Many tax evaders choose to park their illicit wealth in gold as it is nearly as liquid as currency in the country. The new limit of 50,000 rupees is too low and makes it mandatory to seek identification details of almost each customer, said Kumar Jain, vice president, Mumbai Jewellers Association. ?The rule has hurt sentiments. Usually demand improves ahead of Dussehra but this year demand is very weak,? Jain said. Indians will celebrate Dussehra on September 30, a holiday when buying gold is considered auspicious. Rural demand for gold, the driver of two-thirds of India?s demand, was weak because of erratic monsoon rains and rising gold prices, said Mangesh Devi, a jeweller in the western state of Maharashtra, who caters mainly farmers. Local gold prices have risen nearly 9 per cent so far in 2017. India?s food grain production from summer-sown crops is likely to fall 2.8 per cent in 2017/18 from a year ago.
  23. ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN: Pakistan Saturday took off with a flying start winning a gold, a silver and four bronze medals on the opening day of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which are formally to be kicked off Sunday with over 6,000 athletes from 65 Asian countries taking part in 21 different disciplines. Pakistan's Shahzeb Nawaz and Muhammad Rafique in the men?s duo show final upset Thailand witnessed by a jamp-packed indoor complex. The duo earlier upset Turkmenistan's twin brothers Ahmad Tanriberdiyew and Yousaf Tanriberdyew, after taking a bye in the opening round. Shahzeb and Muhammad Rafique in a close fight secured 45 points against 44.5 of the strong Thailand pair, leaving a difference of 0.5. Talking to APP, Shehbaz Nawaz and Rafique said they had undergone a hard training back home. After recording a victory against the host Turkmenistan, winning the gold medal was their target. Turkmenistan was a strong team and their defeat had boosted their morale that they could also beat Thailand, they added. Meanwhile, Pakistan grabbed two silver and three bronze medals in jujitsu and one bronze medal in traditional wrestling. The international duo Abu Hurrara and Ammar grabbed silver medals by defeating Tajikistan and then claiming the golden point when their fight with Thailand tied on 80 points each. They later lost the gold medal fight to host Turkmenistan. In the women duo show classic event, Sonia Manzoor and Komal Emmanuel grabbed bronze medals while Thailand won the gold medal and Turkmenistan took silver medal, respectively. Pakistan lost to Turkmenistan and Vietnam, and defeated arch-rival India. In the women duo show, the same pair won the bronze medal while Thailand won the gold medal and Turkmenistan the silver medal, and in the mixed duo classic, Pakistan's another pair of Shahbaz Nawaz Janjua and Rafique Siddique lost to Turkmenistan and Thailand and recorded victory against Tajikistan to grab a bronze medal. In the traditional wrestling Ambareen Massih won bronze medal in 58kg weight while her sister Humaira lost. Earlier, 135-member contingent of Pakistan led by Chef de Mission Amjad Ali Khan was warmly received by Turkmenistanian Olympic officials. The Turkmen children chanted slogans: "Long lasting Pakistan-Turkmenistan friendship" at the bird-like newly constructed international airport like other 65 participating countries of Asia. Pakistan is taking part in nine different Games comprising Athletic, Belt Wrestling, Free Wrestling, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Traditional Wrestling, Tennis, Taekwondo, Kick-Boxing, Weightlifting. Meanwhile, all is set for the formal opening ceremony of the much-anticipated event on Sunday evening with Ashgabat illuminated with multi-colour lights, colourful fountains and multi-banners on the roads leading to the Olympic City. In a media briefing Chairman Olympic Committee of Asia Charles Lo, CEO Games James Bulley and Operation Manager Games Annasuket KAKAYAV said Turkmenistan was the first Central Asian country to host any of the OCA events and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berglimuhamedow along with dignitaries, including President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistanwould grace the formal opening ceremony on Sunday. The ceremony will be held at the newly built Ashgabat Olympic Stadium. The impressive venue located at the center of the complex is a one of a kind facility and set to leave a long lasting legacy for Turkmen sports, especially as a football and athletics venue. With the 45,000-seating capacity Olympic stadium, Ashgabat boasts some truly impressive numbers, with a massive cast of characters, incredible feats of engineering and infrastructure, intricate arrangements in catering, and a slew of other preparations completed to accommodate the incoming athletes from Asia and Oceania. There are 45 countries of Asia and 19 Oceana countries, as well as one refugee team competing under the Olympic banner?a first for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The number of sports slated for the Ashgabat 2017 programme, including everything from Belt Wrestling to Track Cycling, with four of those sports part of the Olympic Games programme. There are 351 medal events and a total of 1870 medals would be awarded. A total of 15 different venues prepared according to international needs for the competitions spread out across the 1.5 sqr-km Ashgabat Olympic Complex. Out of the 15 venues 13 venues are newly built, with state of the art facilities at par with the best in the world, while two facilities have been fully upgraded for the games. There are 700,000 numbers of tickets available for spectators to view the 220 sport sessions on the Ashgabat 2017 programme, with ticket costs between 7-10 TMT (US $3). There will be 7000 young performers prepared for the most awaited opening and closing ceremonies with 8000 devoted volunteers helping the visitors to this beautiful Ashgabat City, famous at White Marbal City.
  24. Shoaib, a resident of Gujrat, was found in possession of gold jewellery worth over Rs20 million LAHORE: Customs authorities on Saturday seized 4 kilogrammes of gold from a passenger travelling from Manchester at the Allama Iqbal International Aiport. Shoaib, a resident of Gujrat, was found in possession of gold jewellery worth over Rs20 million, authorities said. 20kg heroin seized from PIA plane at Islamabad airport Sources said the drugs were hidden in the plane's catering cabin He has been taken into custody by the customs authorities for questioning.
  25. Two months ago, we published the story of very young Indian weightlifting prodigy being mentored by the Indian Army. His name's Jeremy Lalrinnunga and we were the first ones to acknowledge his incredible skills and the laurels he's racking for the country. In a country where it is hard to find weightlifting training centers, this incredible budding athlete has been making us incredibly proud. To give you a quick flashback- Jeremy began training as a boxer but the Indian Army mentors looked at the weightlifter in him and he was taken under the wings of Prestigious Army Institute of Sports, Pune. Just after few years of training, Jeremy began lifting 100+ kgs. His 170kg squat can put the most religious gym bros to shame. Jeremy stepped on to the competition stage last year and the following are his achievements from just 2016-2017 alone: 1) 2016 National Weightlifting Championship- 3 Gold Medals 2) Youth World Weightlifting Championship Malaysia Oct-2016 3) 107 Snatch(silver), Clean and Jerk- 127kg, Overall silver © IWF 4) 2016 Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championship- Gold Medal 5) 2016 Youth Asia Weightlifting Championship- Silver 6) 2017 National Weightlifting Championship 7) Youth Category (3 gold) and Junior Category (1 gold and 2 silver) © IWF 8) 2017 Thailand World Youth Weightlifting Championship But these achievements are merely a stepping-stone for the young lad, his ultimate goal is to win an Olympic Gold for India in weightlifting. Yesterday, Jeremy conquered another victory by snatching Gold in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Competition at Australia. His winning lifts included a 109 kg Snatch and 131kg Clean and Jerk at a bodyweight of 53kg. #109#snatch#commonwelth#championshipð #lifterjeremyðï¸ A post shared by jeremy ralte (@raltejeremy) on Sep 5, 2017 at 7:11am PDT Comparing it to his last tournament a few months ago, Jeremy has raised 1 kg on the bar in Clean and Jerk, which is pretty impressive. India's national records in 56kg weight category in the snatch and clean and jerk are 119 kg and 147 kg respectively. And considering that Jeremy is only 14-years-old, we believe he has the potential to break these records and raise our national flag at the Olympic podium. We wholeheartedly congratulate Jeremy and the team of coaches from the National Institute of Sports and Army Institute of Sports for nurturing such incredible athletes for our nation. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.