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  1. A wide shot of the oval and stands inside the new Perth Stadium. Image taken from abc.net.au PERTH: The International Cricket Council Thursday approved the new Perth Stadium to host all international formats of all the game, formally lowering the curtain on the city´s venerable WACA Ground. The new 60,000-capacity stadium will host a sold-out one-day international against England on January 28 in the first sporting event held at the state-of-the-art arena. ICC match referee Richie Richardson submitted a gushing report after inspecting the venue. "This is by far the most impressive and well laid-out stadium I have ever visited," he said. W.A.C.A. Perth "The comprehensive amenities, along with the quality and functionality of the facility, surpasses the required standard to host any international cricket match." The West Indies great added that it was "a wonderful, refreshing, world-class stadium, and I have no hesitation in recommending that the venue is approved for staging all three formats of international cricket". The WACA, a Test venue since 1970, was once touted as the world´s fastest pitch, making it the stuff of nightmares for many visiting teams. Last month, the WACA staged its 44th and final Test when Australia beat England by an innings and 41 runs to reclaim the Ashes urn.
  2. It was almost two decades ago, when Keanu Reeves came and blew us away with his fantasy science fiction 'The Matrix'. We guess Keanu deserves to take a bow for his flawless and exceptional performance and for immortalizing Neo for all of us, even for those who weren't even born in 1999. However, even after so many years of its release, there is something that has always been in the back of our minds, leaving us confused and intrigued as we try to seek answers for it. The strings of cryptic green codes scrolling on the screen in the background has forever been a topic of discussion amongst all the die-hard 'Matrix' fans. via GIPHY There is no denying that 'The Matrix' was one movie that was way ahead of its time, so obviously the code did make us think of the extreme possibilities. While, some looked at it as a bunch of weird technical symbols, others thought that this mysterious code hints at a parallel dimension or a hidden message, without which there can't be any 'Matrix'. We are sure; you too at some point must have tried to figure out what these symbols actually mean! Well, finally that iconic green code has been deciphered and sorry to burst the bubble, but the data is not as deep as you thought it to be. via GIPHY Simon Whiteley, the production designer of this hit franchise, recently revealed in an interview with CNet that the source of the mystic code is actually *drumrolls* sushi recipes. Yes, you read it right, that mysterious code is actually nothing but a combination of Japanese characters he took from his Japanese wife's recipe book. He said, “I like to tell everybody that The Matrix's code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes.” In fact, Whiteley further added, “Without that code, there is no Matrix.” Well, when we have food in the picture, it sure has to be extraordinary. Now that the secret has been revealed, it's for you to decide if the code suggests recipe for 'Nigiri' or 'Gunkan Maki'. © Warner Bros. 'The Matrix' did not just give us Keanu Reeves, it also gave us Whiteley, whose talents aren't just limited to the 1999 release. This year, Whiteley worked on 'The Lego Ninjago' movie. Now that this secret has been revealed, it feels like our entire life was a lie. Honestly, it is movies or should we say revelations like these that make us have trust issues. via GIPHY So, all those who spent half their lives trying to find out the hidden meaning of this cryptic code, can now go home and look at the best sushi places to call up.
  3. If you're any close to being a sartorial aficionado or well-versed with know-hows of formal dressing, you'd know the right length of a necktie: ending at the belt line or maybe just a little past. Nothing further. Well, we're delighted to announce that SSR just passed with flying colours in this aspect. A humble standing ovation please. So here's the thing: unless you're a school-going Billy and even today, hanging your neckties a little too loose, there's no way your collar needs a damn breather with a tie. Plus, thoughtfully, when you're suiting up for a prolific red-carpet event, you can't be succumbing to formal wear sloppiness. While Mr. Rajput resorted to the former mentioned statements at the Lux Golden Rose Awards anyway, we're not complaining—his necktie skills are hidden gems of the globe. © Viral Bhayani Additionally, while he's worn a great-fitted three piece suit here (and given the belt a miss), he didn't evade the opportunity of paying attention to detail. And personally, we love the little necktie peek-a-boo at the intersection of his belt line and suit jacket closure. It's neither peeking too much for annoyance during peeing business, nor acting too sneaky to appear like a necktie length mistake. Big ups here! © Viral Bhayani Styled by the urban-minimalist duo, Priyanka and Kazim from The Vainglorious— Rajput is wearing a Hugo Boss suit, Hackett London pocket square and black O'Keeffe double monk straps here. Clearly stating, that as opposed to institutional theories calling oxford and derby shoes as red-carpet constants, owing to a few recent A-list appearances, they've clearly been replaced with double or single leather monk straps. They look equally good, in fact much better, so we're not complaining. © Viral Bhayani Another quick trick that has worked for SSR here is the classic colour way of his solid, three-piece suit. Yet, thanks to his stylists' knack of colour-scheme-excellence, the green necktie is complimenting it's way through boss-level badassery too. In conclusion, a question: can he ever go wrong?
  4. The America dream is just as much desirable as it is difficult to achieve. When the number one country in the world calls, you either answer or regret not answering. Anything can happen in America, anything. This dream caught hold of the Indian population in the 80s and 90s and still lives on robustly in 2017. Thousands of Indians make their way into the American mainland every year and are ready to sell their souls to the devil to live the American Dream. But there are always people who value their relationships more than the money and the fame they accumulate. Microsoft's Indian CEO Satya Nadella is one such person. This is the incredible story of the sacrifice he made, for the woman he loved. © Youtube In 1992, Nadella married his wife Anu. While everything seemed sunny, a shock was coming the couple's way and they weren't prepared for it. At the time of their marriage, Nadella held a green card in America. The couple thought that they'd reunite in the US after their marriage in India but American laws, as complicated and unreasonable they are, started creating problems. When Nadella applied for his wife's spouse VISA, it was repeatedly rejected. She could visit him on a tourist VISA but couldn't stay for an extended period of time. The Risk That Made Him The Man Who Gave Up His Green Card © YouTube Tired of the back and forth with American laws, Nadella approached Microsoft's immigration lawyers. Yes, he's been long with Microsoft for that long. The lawyers looked seriously into the case and came up with a solution that would either untie Nadella and Anu or completely crush his American Dream. They advised him to surrender his green card and apply for a H1-8 aka skilled workers VISA. Unlike a green card, an H1-B VISA is temporary and needs to be renewed but H1-B holders can bring their spouse to America without waiting, unlike green card holders. Told you, American laws are too damn complicated. Since his wife was his first priority, he went into the Indian Embassy in 1994 and gave up his green card and applied for a H1-B VISA. Luckily everything worked out and Nadella got a H1-B VISA and finally reunited with his wife after 2 long years. Nadella is today the famed CEO of one of world's biggest tech conglomerates and yes, he holds a green card as well. After this absurdly brave move, he was called 'The Man Who Gave Up His Green Card'. What an incredible story!
  5. A solar-powered floodlight along the border with Afghanistan in North Waziristan, Pakistan - REUTERS LAHORE: Pakistan has approved rules allowing owners of solar panels across the country to sell power they create to the country?s energy grid, and moved to convert tens of thousands of water pumps in southwestern Balochistan province to solar power. The country?s Alternative Energy Development Board, a government agency, said solar panels owners throughout Pakistan can for the first time take part in net metering, a billing mechanism that credits solar panel owners for the electricity they contribute to the country?s power-short grid. The board?s chair, Sardar Awais Ahmed Leghari, said the expansion of net metering ? which is already in place in a few cities - and simplification of the approval process would encourage more consumers to install solar panels and sell excess power to the national grid. That could boost generation of green energy in the country by 5,000 to 7,000 megawatts ? potentially enough to nearly overcome the country?s electricity shortfall in the summer, a time of peak demand. Right now 150 solar installations ? including one at Islamabad?s Parliament House - are adding 4 MW of power to the grid through net metering. The board hopes extending net metering will add 1,000 MW of solar power by 2021 and 4,500 MW by 2025. ?We are bringing the profitable business of electricity generation to people?s doorstep,? Leghari noted in a press release. Solar installers say they hope the shift will lead to a surge in business. ?Net metering will offer an incentive to people to shift to solar power. It will be beneficial to them,? said Abdullah Iqbal, a businessman who deals in solar technology. Right now, most people with solar panels use the energy for power and also to charge a battery that provides power at night, though the system is not highly efficient, Iqbal said in an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Being able to sell excess power to the grid ?and see a quick payback ? will encourage more homeowners and businesses to adopt solar panels, he predicted. ?Previously, fewer people would go for solar. Now more common people will opt for it. Net metering will mean immediate benefits, from the very next month. More demand will mean more supply and a slide in prices of batteries, panels and inverters,? Iqbal predicted. The new rules ease the previously complicated process for owners of smaller solar installations to connect to the grid. Rehman Maqbool, a former National Transmission and Dispatch Company official, said the change made sense as ?the previous rules were lengthy and cumbersome?. Net metering will ?help in increasing generation capacity, reducing fuel import bills, decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases and strengthening the national grid,? Maqbool said in an interview. The Alternative Energy Development Board also announced a public awareness campaign to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the new solar buy-back plan. It also approved a plan to convert all grid-powered water pumps in Balochistan province to solar power. More than 30,000 electric water pumps, using more than 480 MW of power, run in Balochistan province to provide water for irrigation. The government pays more than 21 billion rupees ($325 million) a year to subsidise the operation of the largely fossil-fuel-powered pumps. In the first phase of the project, expected to run through next year, solar power will be connected to run 10,000 of the pumps, the board said.
  6. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/39ebceea6e0ac5957d1a8582859477c4.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvMjIvMjAxNyAzOjI4OjEzIFBNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9WVIvbjBkWjRnN2ttUGRreDg4MUdrQT09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] KARACHI: Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair said on Wednesday the delay in completion of Green Line bus project in Karachi is due to the provincial government, however, added the project would become operational by May, next year. The statement was made as the Sindh governor interacted with newsmen during his visit to Karachi's Hyderi area, where he reviewed progress of work on the project. Zubair said Karachi used to be considered as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. "The megapolis has witnessed a miraculous change over the last four years, with major crimes eliminated from the city." He said Rangers performed brilliantly in the city and the purpose to have the paramilitary force in the megapolis is to not allow the law and order situation to deteriorate again, and for the people to remain satisfied. The Sindh governor further said a major chunk of the Karachi package has been allocated for the city's infrastructure. He said the Green Line bus service would be operational by April or May, 2018.
  7. Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour ? green. Photo: AFP CHEFCHAOUEN: Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour ? green. Chefchaouen ? known locally as Chaouen ? wants to become a model for sustainable development at a time when the northwest African kingdom has shone a spotlight on its commitment to the environment and a greener future. Take Aziz, a local council employee in his forties. He whizzes silently around town on an electric bicycle doing his job as an inspector of building sites. Mohamed Sefiani, mayor of the town of some 45,000 residents where visitors come to admire hundreds of hues of blue, says Chefchaouen began to go green more than seven years ago. Photo: AFP "It?s a practical and eco-friendly way of getting around!" he says. "It respects the environment and allows us to get around easily without using polluting modes of transport," Aziz says, wearing a fluorescent safety vest and with a helmet firmly on his head. Mohamed Sefiani, mayor of the town of some 45,000 residents where visitors come to admire hundreds of hues of blue, says Chefchaouen began to go green more than seven years ago. "In April 2010, the municipal council took a unanimous decision aimed at transforming Chaouen into an ecologically sustainable town," he says. Chefchaouen ? known locally as Chaouen ? wants to become a model for sustainable development at a time when the northwest African kingdom has shone a spotlight on its commitment to the environment and a greener future. Photo: AFP Local political commitment to the project is strong, the mayor says, but much still needs to be done. "Chefchaouen isn?t an ecological town yet, but it certainly has the will to become one," says a smiling Sefiani. "We are in a transition phase. At a Moroccan and African level, we?re among the most advanced towns in this respect." Raising awareness A newly inaugurated municipal swimming pool equipped with solar energy is near an "ecology centre" built from recycled containers where the town?s green projects, funded mainly by the European Union and backed by several NGOs, are highlighted. France?s GERES ? Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity ? was asked to help transform Chefchaouen. "It was at the town?s request that we came here to support its energy and climatic transition," says the NGO?s Virginie Guy, who is coordinating the project. Among the initiatives is an "info-energy" centre to raise awareness about energy savings, photovoltaic panels at several sites, such as the municipal library, that contribute to electricity production, and an environmentally oriented museum is also nearly complete. The info-energy centre?s Houda Hadji explains the basics of eco-construction, energy efficiency and the benefits of energy-saving lightbulbs, among other green topics. "There?s very strong interest" from visitors to the centre, says the young guide, her hair concealed under an elegant veil. "This is the first initiative in Morocco working on energy upgrading in buildings, and providing information about savings, targeting both businesses and individuals," she adds. Chefchaouen is one of 12 southern Mediterranean locations to benefit from a European programme that has granted it around 10 million dirhams ($1 million, 900,000 euros) and declared the town "a model and initiator of change in sustainable energy management". But not everything is green yet in the little blue town. "The public dump is not yet up to standard," Mayor Sefiani concedes. "We?re working on a landfill and recovery centre, and I think that by 2021, we will have ironed out all the problems." Renewable energy With "green" mosques, solar and wind farms, electric buses and a ban on plastic bags, Morocco has been forging ahead with environment-friendly policies over the past few years. It regularly trumpets its proactive strategy in terms of green energy, instigated by King Mohammed VI. Late last year, in the southern city of Marrakesh, the country hosted the COP22 international climate conference, and has begun an ambitious plan to develop renewable energy. In a country devoid of hydrocarbon resources, the aim is to increase the share of renewable energies nationally to 52 percent by 2030 (20 percent solar, 20 percent wind, 12 percent hydro). A massive flagship project was inaugurated by the king in February last year. The Noor solar power plant is on the edge of the Sahara desert, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) outside Ouarzazate. Spread over an area equivalent to more than 600 football pitches, the plant?s half a million metal mirrors follow the sun as it moves across the sky and store the energy collected from its rays. Despite pushing its green credentials, Morocco still has many environmental hurdles to clear on its way to cleaner horizons. A recent World Bank report covered by Moroccan media spoke of "alarming" peaks of atmospheric pollution in the country?s major cities. And a number of eco projects announced to great fanfare during the 2016 COP22 conference remain just that ? announcements.
  8. Image Courtesy: Witness Holly Eddleston Twitter (@hollyeddleston) LONDON: One man died and two were injured in a triple stabbing attack Monday night here at Parsons Green train station, British media reported. According to authorities responding to the crime scene, all three victims ? one of whom succumbed to his injuries and the other two remain hospitalised ? were male. Police said the attack is not being treated as an act of terrorism and have cordoned off the area as well as the tube station. The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service reached the train station around 7:37 PM local time (12:37 AM PST, Tuesday) "to reports of a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube Station", a police spokesperson said. "Three males, no further details, have suffered stab injuries. They are currently being treated by London Ambulance Service," he had said at that time. Witnesses to the stabbing assault state seeing CPR being administered to the victims. "I was on Parsons Green walking my dog when a policeman ran up to us and said to leave the park immediately so that a helicopter could land," Holly Eddleston ? an onlooker ? told a local media outlet. The horrifying stabbing comes shortly after a similar attack last month when 30 people were injured. NOTE: Social media posts of the witnesses have not been independently verified by Geo.tv ?This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available
  9. LONDON: At least three people were stabbed Monday night by an unidentified assailant here at Parsons Green train station, British media outlets said. According to authorities responding to the crime scene, all the victims ? whose condition is yet unclear ? are male. The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service reached the train station around 7:37 PM local time (12:37 AM PST, Tuesday) "to reports of a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube Station", a police spokesperson said. "Three males, no further details, have suffered stab injuries. They are currently being treated by London Ambulance Service. "We await further updates on their conditions," he added. ?This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available
  10. The annual awards of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were held in Lahore on Wednesday. The star-studded event which is the country's grandest sports awards was a top twitter trend in Pakistan. Here are some of the highlights from the green carpet of the awards. Pakistan's favourite couple Wasim and Shaniera Akram were excited to be at the awards. Wasim and Shaniera Akram arrived at the awards alongside Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar. The award ceremony was also attended by members of World XI who are touring Pakistan. Opener Ahmed Shahzad gave a thumbs up to the camera on the green carpet. Ahmed also had a picture snapped with Shoaib Malik on the green carpet. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi and former national team coach Waqar Younis were all smiles on the green carpet. Pakistan's former leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed spoke to our team. ICC match referee Sir Richie Richardson said he was excited to be in Pakistan.
  11. Muslim pilgrims sit on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat in the early morning during the annual Haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files LONDON: Some 2 million people are travelling across the globe to eat, sleep, and pray in unison as the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Haj gets underway in Mecca. For billions of Muslims who are physically and financially able, Haj is a mandatory act of worship. But the religious celebration also has a substantial impact on the environment. Environmentally aware worshippers say that that should be reduced, inspiring Muslims to adopt a greener lifestyle. "Haj is all about living lightly and centring yourself around God," 28-year-old pilgrim Shanza Ali ? the chair of the UK-based group Muslim Climate Action ? told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Mecca in Saudi Arabia. "We make many journeys in our life, and we go to many places, but this is the only journey that's physical, mental and spiritual," she added. Ali has found many similarities between Haj's message of simplicity and being environmentally conscious and has tried to minimise her own carbon footprint and waste during the pilgrimage, which lasts for at least six days and takes worshippers to a series of holy sites in Saudi Arabia. Haj ? which predates Islam and is traced to Abraham ? is now the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims. Saudi Arabia stakes its reputation on its guardianship of the faith's holiest sites. For The Green Guide for Hajj author Husna Ahmad, Muslims are doctrinally required to be stewards of the Earth. Tackling climate change is no longer about preserving the planet for future generations as its effects are evident now, she said. The majority of Muslims live outside Saudi Arabia and could collectively influence the greening of the sacred rituals, Ahmad added. "Consumer power is something that people need to think about in terms of flights, what they take, what they wear, the rubbish they throw, plastic bottles, and all those sorts of things. We have to be conscious of that," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Muslims need to move away from a fast, disposable society, she added, with Haj being the potential start of that journey. Green city audit In recent years, Saudi Arabia has taken steps to green the Haj, such as setting quotas for pilgrim numbers and developing the Mecca metro system to limit pollution. The Saudi Green Building Forum ? a Riyadh-based non-governmental group recognised by the United Nations ? has recently been tasked with auditing green efforts in Medina, the country's second holy city where the Prophet Mohammad is buried and a site visited by millions of pilgrims. The Forum's secretary-general Faisal Alfadl said his team will measure the green credentials of the holy cities of Mecca, Medina, and others against international guidelines on energy use, waste, water, transport, and human well-being. People now realise it is politically and culturally incorrect not to respect the environment, said Alfadl. "We have moved forward," he said, noting a shift in the public mood from desert Bedouins to city dwellers on the importance of protecting the environment, with the focus now on action rather than simply raising awareness. Reviving traditional practices could help ? for example, sharing water among pilgrims from a communal source, which was common before plastic bottles became ubiquitous. And the white marble stones surrounding the central cube-shaped Kaaba building in Mecca naturally prevent the heat-island effect found in other urban areas, Alfadl said. Recycling may not be at the top of pilgrims' minds, but Muslims have a duty to recognise the creator of the environment and reflect on Islamic teachings not to harm animals, waste water or cut down trees unnecessarily, said Fatima Ragie of Green Deen South Africa ? a Muslim environmental network. Ragie ? who completed Haj in 2009 ? urged greater efforts once the pilgrimage ends. For instance, to ensure food is not wasted when millions of animals are slaughtered, marking Abraham's near sacrifice of his son and the start of the Eid holiday. More mosques and Muslim leaders should also speak up about climate change and the environment, she said. Taking the message home From Bangladesh to North Africa, climate change is a reality for many Muslims, as floods and droughts fuel instability and conflict, said Nana Firman ? who participated in the UN climate talks in Morocco last year for the Global Muslim Climate Network. "A lot of people feel like they don't know what to do, so it's really important that we engage (them)," she said. Indonesia ? which has the world's largest Muslim population, according to the Pew Research Center ? has launched initiatives, from a phone app showing pilgrims how to enjoy a green Haj, to offsetting carbon emissions from flights by planting trees, and limiting the number of times each person can undertake the pilgrimage, said Firman. She urged Haj pilgrims to "reflect and make a change in their lives when they go back, and care more for the environment". As Ali prepares herself to undertake the challenging pilgrimage in the Gulf heat with her husband and mother, the natural environment offers a way for her to draw closer to God. "I think just reflecting on the fact you're with humanity, you see people from every corner of the world? That really makes you appreciate the idea that we're all sharing the Earth together," she said. ?via Thomson Reuters Foundation
  12. Whatsapp has started a pilot programme to verify business accounts, tagging those with a green badge which have been checked. ?If you see a green badge next to a contact?s name, it means that Whatsapp has confirmed the phone number of this contact belongs to a business account,? read a description in the FAQ section of Whatsapp website. Besides a green badge, Whatsapp will also let the users know when they start talking to a business with yellow messages inside a chat. These messages cannot be deleted from the chat. If users already have a business? phone number saved in their address books, the name seen would be the one saved in the address books. However, if the number is not saved in the phone, the name appearing would be the one the business chooses. According to The Verge, the green badges are an effort to make businesses appear more trustworthy on the messaging app, and could encourage more businesses to get on the platform. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, but has yet to generate any revenue from the app's more than one billion users, Business Insider stated. But the social networking giant appears to be growing more focused on making money from the chat app.
  13. Coffee is generally consumed as either cappuccino or latte. For people who use it as a pre-workout igniter, it is usually consumed in the form of black coffee shots. Now just like there's something new always showing up in fitness, with the usual astronomical claims and it's called green coffee. And like the glut of ‘fitness foods' out there, it claims to ‘reignite' metabolism and ‘burn fat'. Apart from its raw form, green coffee is also available as a powdered supplement and it is also a part of various fat burners ‘mixtures'. Let's find out exactly what green coffee is and does it really help you in burning fat? © Thinkstock/Getty Images What Is Green Coffee Extract The natural color of coffee beans is actually green. It's only when they are roasted for commercial consumption that they turn brown. Coffee contains two very important pharmacologically active compounds- caffeine and chlorogenic acid. And even though caffeine has various effects on the human metabolism, it is chlorogenic acid which is more potent. When coffee beans are roasted, the majority of chlorogenic acid content is removed from the coffee. Therefore, green coffee beans have more chlorogenic acid content than brown coffee beans. That's it. Effects of Green Coffee on weight loss Studies have shown that caffeine can help speed up metabolism up to ten percent. With chlorogenic acid, studies show that it can reduce absorption of carbohydrates from the digestive tract and may also help in the lowering of blood sugar and insulin spikes. In a study that compared the effects of green coffee versus regular brown coffee when used for fat loss/weight loss, it was green coffee that proved to be more beneficial. Two groups were taken for a randomized control trial. One group consumed green coffee and the second group consumed brown coffee. After the end of 12 weeks, with the same diet and exercise, the group which consumed green coffee lost more weight as well as fat as compared to the group that consumed brown coffee. Apart from this, green coffee beans offer you the same benefits also which brown coffee does. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Dosage and Form As is the case with any food item, the natural form is the best source for green coffee too. Green coffee extracts are available in various forms like tablets and capsules. A few pre-workout supplements as well as fat burners also use it as one of their ingredients. The best way to consume green coffee is to buy green coffee beans directly and boil them before consuming them, just like you make green tea. Since it is a stimulant, the tolerance varies from individual to individual. Too much green coffee will get you addicted and you may also experience various side effects like headaches and heart palpitations. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Impact On Metabolism And Fat Loss Though green tea extract does have a slight impact on your metabolism, it's usually so negligible that it doesn't really matter. As far as fat loss is concerned, nothing can help you but a calorie deficit diet complemented by a solid training program. Green coffee isn't a magic pill. There is no magic. If your goal is long term fat loss, you should concentrate primarily on your diet and training. Once your diet and training are in place then only will you be able to use these stimulants like green coffee to your benefit. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  14. As part of its #AMG50Years celebration in India, Mercedes-Benz has just launched the 'Beast of the Green Hell AMG GT R' in India on Monday. One can buy it at an ex-showroom price starting at Rs 2.23 crore. Yep, that's a whole lotta cash! Take a look at that beast! © YouTube Now if you are wondering why they are calling it the ‘Beast of the Green Hell'? Well, there is an interesting correlation here. ‘The Green Hell' is the nickname given by Jackie Stewart(British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland. Nicknamed the "Flying Scot") to the north loop track (20.8 km) in Nürburgring. It is a 150,000-capacity motorsports complex, located in Nürburg, Germany. And there is no doubt why they call it the beast, as it has been handcrafted by racers and tested to limits and brought to maturity on the same track. © Wikipedia Nürburgring Formula One Layout © Wikipedia The 585 HP AMG GT R can sprint to 100 km per hour in just 3.6 seconds. And, you can actually take it to the top speed of 318 km per hour too. The machine comes with an active rear-wheel steering and nine-way adjustable traction control system delivering one of the best driving experience ever. And, is a masterpiece promising best balance between aerodynamics, engine and drive configuration for the track. If we talk about the AMG Performance exhaust system, it comprises a centrally positioned tailpipe finisher with a rear silencer and exhaust tailpipe in titanium that is integrated into the expressive diffuser. There are two further tailpipes, set either side of the diffuser. You know what the sound comes like? It's a Rrrroooaaar! © YouTube FYI, up to now, Mercedes-Benz has launched 12 AMG models in India and this is what Mercedes-Benz India MD & CEO, Roland Folger has to say about the latest launch. He said, "Bringing the fastest cars from the fastest family in the world is proof of the increasing importance of India as a market and its potential for performance sports cars.” “We are confident that these two products will be well received by our elite Indian customers and reinforce AMG's reputation as the most preferred performance brand in the country." The company has also introduced the AMG GT Roadster. It sports a 476 HP engine that can achieve a top speed of 302 kmph. Its starting price is Rs 2.19 crore. © Mercedes-Benz Folger further added, “The company is confident that these two models will bring more customers and redefine the performance motoring segment altogether.” A brief history of the AMG range of the German luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz © Tumblr/Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR Mercedes-AMG was founded as a racing engine forge in 1967 by former Mercedes-Benz engineers. Thus, calling for a celebration for successfully completing fifty years(#AMG50Years) in 2017. The AMG models also have more aggressive looks and build quality. They have better handling and better stability as well. This range of cars promises a higher level of performance than their regular Mercedes-Benz counterparts. Take a look at the AMG GT R in action in the video below
  15. You don't need a face. Not even an attractive face. And not even a body with rippling muscles. Though, India's funniest fashion blogger, Abhinav is a package of all—that's not what really matters today. Among the believers that strive by denim, anything 'blue' clearly mans the ship. But care to differ, the girls happen to dig the 'different'. Anyone different from the boring sheep. So today, while running through your wardrobe to pick denim for a 'do, make sure you dig out the olive green. Why? Because it's rare. Where? It's almost everywhere—at every single mall store you can possibly visit. But wait, how to wear? That's exactly why you're here, wise men. T-Shirt- Zara, Jeans- Zara, Footwear- Adidas First things first, you don't need a million pieces to flaunt. Neither anything ripped or distressed. All you need is a goddamn shirt—plain, simple and without any treatment. You may think your peers are way ahead of the game—by wearing splatter denim, patchwork details or even blended fabrics, but stick to your gut and opt for a basic. Trust the colour to do the talking. But that's just one thing, this colour happens to be a skin tone lover too. And lucky for us, it blends perfectly with the Indian skin tone. While light washed, dark washed or stone washed variants create some nuisance for select skin tones, this utilitarian hue, on the other hand, is quite versatile. Come what may, it'll never bleed into your moisturized skin. T-Shirt- Zara, Jeans- Zara, Footwear- Adidas And now for the climax—on how to wear it to attract the girls. Fortunately, the green denim isn't about walking too far. A bit of neutral play would do just fine. Think gray, off-white and muted separates—they'd carefully satisfy your olive green urge. But remember, by pitching the colour against sunshine brights, you'd only invite some sacrilege over. But hey...we left the feet behind. No stress, this one's the easiest. Balance the green with neutrals on the footwear or stay true to basics and play with some texture instead. T-Shirt- Zara, Jeans- Zara, Footwear- Adidas My final words—never, ever turn to a tone-on-tone experiment. You could be brave, but man, you don't need to stand out as a war-torn soldier. ‘30 days of Denim’ is a social experiment of sorts, or in layman terms, the ultimate Denim guide, on how to inject your personality, and inherent sense of self into, say, a basic-ass pair of jeans. Bonus: It features 30 really cool men, all with very distinct style sensibilities, but primarily, each having an innate love for all things denim. Fashion Editor: Santu Misra Stylist: Siddharth Batra Art Director: Samiksha Sharma Assisted by: Sharmila Sharma Photographer: Kunaal Bose Make-up: Shallu Chandla
  16. Amidst posting 911-worthy shirtless selfies on his Instagram, actor Karan Tacker's style has been navigating to top fashion charts. Bringing out a slew of summer prints, fresh AF hues and distressing moments with his choice in jeans—Karan's latest wardrobe is in sync with his jollity on 'Nach Baliye'. Bringing back a forgotten spring style to remember, he recently wore an olive green blazer, with a bird print shirt and kept the rest of his outfit very ordinary. © Viral Bhayani Embracing the style of a stand-out blazer, he's paired it with a print that has stood the test of time. A Spring/Summer 14 favourite, the bird print shirt! The colour's appropriate to wear in the day, balancing the blue tint of his jeans quite right and playing big-brother to that pocket square on the right. © Viral Bhayani Though Mr. Tacker's olive-green layering is a complete weather-staple, the trick lies in creating a suble contrast through the outfit. If you're heading the formal route, tap into refinement with muted tailored trousers. But if semi-formal pairings are totally your thing—first things first, choose the right fit. And if knee-ripped jeans are tickling your bones—finish the look off with ankle-length boots, replacing them with casual styles like sneakers/trainers. © Viral Bhayani All in all, pose like a TV superstar and stink of attraction.
  17. Apple, earlier last year, confirmed their interest in developing a self-driving car and their ambitious project has now taken a new turn as they got a permit from California’s DMV to test autonomous cars on public roads. Cult of Mac discovered that Calfornia DMV’s was updated yesterday where a list of thirty companies testing self-driving cars was published. These companies have been granted a permit by the DMV and some of the companies in the list include Tesla, BMW, Google, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Apple amongst others. © YouTube Having said that, Apple being granted a permit to test autonomous cars doesn’t mean that we will be seeing them anytime soon. The DMV clarified that Apple has been approved to test three 2015 Lexus RX450h cars to test their technology with the assistance of six drivers. Apple has hired plenty of engineers so that they can develop their own car from scratch however the project’s direction has now changed from making simple cars to creating cars with self-driving capabilities. Apple has their own native “Maps” app and they have been mapping cities rigorously to help gather more data. There is no word whether Apple Maps will be integrated into the self-driving car to expand their horizons. Here is the full list of companies that have been granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California: Credits: California DMV Source: Cult of Mac
  18. Pop sensation and Gigi Hadid’s boyfriend, Zayn has everything going for him right now. A number one song, a brand new banger of a single, a killer AF dressing sense and hair that changes colour like a chameleon. Don’t believe us? While stalking the singer’s Instagram account, we saw him debuting a brand new hair color that’ll put even the Hulk to envy. © Instagram Zayn—who is rumored to perform in India with Justin Bieber—debuted a freshly-minted green on the tips of his extreme faded hair do. Talk about innovative. We of all people can’t wait for the singer to show his R&B skills here along with his impeccable sense of style.