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Nike CEO’s involvement in doping scandal raises concern

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first_imgLOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Browns’ Beckham fined for fighting, questions NFL’s system FILE – In this March 16, 2016, file photo Nike CEO Mark Parker speaks during a news conference in New York. Parker has found himself at the center of doping scandal that has brought down renown track coach Alberto Salazar, who ran an elite training program bankrolled by the world’s largest sports apparel company. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK — Nike CEO Mark Parker’s involvement in a doping scandal that brought down renowned track coach Alberto Salazar raises questions about whether the company _ or Parker _ will face any repercussions.Salazar and a doctor received a four-year ban from the sport from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for possessing and trafficking testosterone while training top runners at the Nike Oregon Project, an elite training program bankrolled by the company. Salazar is appealing the decision.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “Nike did not participate in any effort to systematically dope any runners ever; the very idea makes me sick,” Parker wrote.WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NIKE AND SALAZAR?It’s no secret that Salazar is close with Nike’s executives. There is even building in Nike’s headquarters named after him.The star coach teamed up with Tom Clarke, currently president of Nike Innovation, to launch the Nike Oregon Project in 2001, conceiving of the idea as the pair bemoaned the state of American distance running over lunch one day. Nike writes the contracts and pays the athletes in the training program, which is located at the Nike campus in Beaverton, Oregon. The program has been massively successful, its athletes winning several events at the world track and field championships this week.Nike’s identity is rooted in track and field. Company founders Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman were both track guys: Bowerman as a coach and Knight as an athlete at the University of Oregon. Parker, for his part, was a competitive runner at Penn State University, and his passion for the sport is well-known.WHAT IS NIKE’S TYPICAL INVOLVEMENT WITH SPONSORED ATHLETES?It’s to be expected that Nike would stay on top of the health and training of its sponsored athletes, who promote its products in exchange for training funding, free shoes or other equipment, said Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing analyst and creative director at Baker Street Advertising. Sponsorship contracts are often tied to an athlete’s performance.“Athletes and their agents have tight relationships with their shoe companies, their equipment companies,” Dorfman said. “The sponsorship dollars hinge 100% on their performances, so I would think, yes, there would be a considerable amount of informational trade-off between athletic coaches and their sponsors and agents.”Still, it’s “a little weird” for Nike’s chief executive to be so intimately involved, particularly since the discussion involved performance-enhancing drugs, Dorfman said. “It’s surprising that it would get that high up.”HOW DOES THIS CONTROVERSY COMPARE TO PREVIOUS ONES INVOLVING NIKE? 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Documents released by the USADA show Parker was aware of experiments that the coach and doctor conducted on employees and athletes, and even Salazar’s own sons, to test how supplements and medicine could enhance performance without breaking anti-doping rules. Parker said he never had any reason to believe the tests violated doping rules.Here are some questions and answers about the controversy and the possible implications for Nike, the world’s largest sports apparel company.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4WHAT WAS PARKER’S INVOLVEMENT?Parker was briefed on Salazar’s experiments, according to emails referenced in reports released by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Dr. Jeffrey Brown, an endocrinologist who worked with the Nike Oregon Project, updated Parker on an experiment Salazar was conducting on his sons with testosterone gel. Parker showed keen interest in his response. “It will be interesting to determine the minimal amount of topical male hormone required to create a positive test,” Parker wrote.Parker was included in other email exchanges between Salazar and Brown about the experiments.HOW HAS NIKE RESPONDED?Nike has vehemently defended both Salazar and Parker. The company has emphasized that none of the athletes in the Oregon Nike Project has tested positive for drugs. It has noted that the arbitration panel found Salazar never intended to violate doping rules, instead taking pains to comply with the world anti-doping code. The panel said Salazar made “unintentional mistakes.”In an open letter to Nike employees, Parker said the tests on Salazar’s sons were not done to figure out how to cheat but were part of a plan to prevent potential sabotage against Salazar’s runners. Parker said that he wanted to understand what was going on.ADVERTISEMENT Nike has a long history of sticking by athletes engulfed in controversy, from Tiger Woods to Colin Kaepernick, but the company has generally been able to distance itself when necessary.Most prominently, Nike dropped Lance Armstrong in 2012 after the cyclist admitted to using banned drugs. The company discontinued products for his Livestrong cancer charity and erased his name from its fitness center in the Beaverton campus. Nike, which had defended Armstrong for years, said the company had been “misled” for a more than a decade.That claim would be harder to make in the Salazar case given Parker’s knowledge of what was going on.“It has to be, deny, deny, deny, at this point, or they run the risk of incriminating themselves,” Dorfman said.Other controversies related to internal corporate culture and governance have plagued Nike. Allegations of misconduct and gender discrimination led to a leadership shakeup at the company in 2018. Earlier this spring, Nike announced changes to its contract policies after the New York Times published opinion articles and videos from female runners saying they risked losing pay if they became pregnant.IS THE DOPING SCANDAL AFFECTING NIKE’S BOTTOM LINE?There are few signs so far that the controversy has resonated much among shoppers or investors.Shares of Nike closed at a high of $92.28 Tuesday as news emerged about Parker’s emails emerged, and the price has barely budged since, closing at $92.22 Thursday. Nike stock is up about 16% since the start of the year.Past scandals have had little effect on Nike’s sales, which have only surged after the brand put former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the center of its “Just Do It” ad campaign.A doping scandal is different. But with Nike’s intentions open for debate, it may not resonate “unless it becomes a chronic problem in the eyes of consumers,” said David Carter, a professor of sports business at the University of Southern California. “We haven’t seen that.” WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO PARKER?That remains to be seen, but Parker’s direct involvement could make it difficult for Nike’s board of directors to ignore, said Erik Gordon, a law and business professor at the University of Michigan.“It’s a big deal, and it’s something that needs to be discussed at the board level,” he said. “The first step is asking the CEO, ‘tell us everything. We don’t want to learn about anything else from the press.’”Nike has seen ups and downs under Parker, who joined the company in 1979 as a footwear designer and has been CEO since 2006. In 2017, he took a 70% compensation cut after a rough year for U.S. sales and the company’s stock price. Nike has since recovered, with first quarter earnings last month soaring past expectations.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ View commentslast_img read more

They are dismantling the very people, system that are keeping this economy afloat

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first_imgDear Editor,It is official: Guyana is now a backward and bankrupt place, despite all desperate measures being put in place by its desperate operators to salvage it. I make mention of the announced plan by the regime to force seizure of all dealers in foreign money.The Chronicle reports that, “The Authorities are clamping down on the rampant acceptance, especially of city businesses, of foreign currency as a payment for goods.” The article further states, “The Bank of Guyana notes with some concern that some businesses are accepting foreign currency for the purpose of settling payments for transactions, instead of Guyana dollars.” In this regard, there is a promise of retaliation by the Central Bank in the form of surprise raids made to seize the foreign dollars from those businesses, as well as from the private traders themselves.The targeted traders are the Cubans, who are doing brisk business here, buying up merchandise on a wholesale basis to take back to their home country. The preferred currency or cash transaction is the US dollar, of which the state is in dire need.The Government contends that the hard currency being cashed should flow in a more direct way to the national bank than it is at the present moment. Seeing “Jordan’s Treasury” is hard pressed for that “almighty” US dollar, the only solution he can come up with is to resuscitate that draconian law which states that all foreign monies entering this country are the property of the state, and as such should be subject to state regulation, so lay hold of it by taxation.Wrong! Burnham tried that, and it brought us as a nation to our knees. It never worked then, and there is no way, shape, or form that it is going to work now.Now, looking at it from that perspective seems good on paper; the law is the law and it must be respected, but what Jordan is not telling the nation is that this law will do one, if not both of the following: drive the foreign currency traders underground, or drive them out of Guyana altogether.The trader might very well take his trade elsewhere, like going to Margarita, where trading is freer than what obtains here. If the Cubans should ever contemplate that move, then it would be hell on earth for us here in this part of the globe.  The Cuban traders are a Godsend to us here in Guyana, and if Jordan is sensible, he would not interfere with that arrangement.From experience, whenever a state takes that highhanded, ultra-strict control of the movement of foreign monies within its jurisdiction, the end result is quite the painful opposite of what had been intended. Taking complete control would also expose the Cubans to all forms of atrocities, such as bare them forth to the ubiquitous “shoot and rob” bandits that are so rampant in Georgetown.Jordan needs to remove his head from where it is, and create a climate for foreign investment, so that foreign currency can flow in copious supply into the economy. He needs to initiate fiscal measures like those of the PPP/C Government, where foreign companies were eager to set up bases here, and where our country became a success story.That is not forthcoming at the present, and we are going down the road of becoming a pariah state again. With sugar almost dead, rice limping along, mining and forestry contracting by the day, no foreign money is flowing into the national coffers, so Jordan is at his wits’ end to manage.Finally, the Government needs to take a major part of the blame, because it is the chief culprit responsible for the depletion of foreign reserves. Heavy and excessive borrowing from Central Bank has seen the drying up of reserves there, and no amount of patchwork would change that situation.But, like I said in the opening paragraph, it is desperation time in this country, and the only way this Finance Minister sees out of it is to add more tax. But no amount of taxation can stem the tide of a failing economy.This desperation code came into effect as a result of Government’s lack of wherewithal to manage the economy, hence its mad rush to get money any which way. It is a frightening place to be, because our country is going nowhere, and as a direct consequence, is doomed to failure.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Rise and Fall photo exhibition captures the scars of apartheid

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first_imgPeter Magubane, Sharpeville Funeral: More than 5 000 people were at the graveyard, May 1960. (Image: Baileys African History Archive). • Museum Africa • African art scene blooms in South Africa • South African art: a history • South African art sets new record • SA art snapped up at UK auction• 1913 Land Act: images of lossLucille DavieNew York, Munich, Milan and now Johannesburg – the epic exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life opens in the city in February. It includes about 700 photographs by some of South Africa’s top photographers.On at Museum Africa in Newtown from 13 February to 29 June, the exhibition “offers an unprecedented and comprehensive historical overview of the pictorial response to apartheid”, according to the organisers. The exhibition opened in New York in September 2012, and moved to the other cities in 2013.Part of the celebration of 20 years of democracy, the exhibition will showcase the work of more than 70 photographers, artists and filmmakers, including Leon Levson, Eli Weinberg, David Goldblatt, Peter Magubane, Alf Kumalo, Jurgen Schadeberg, Sam Nzima, Ernest Cole, George Hallet, Omar Badsha, Gideon Mendel, Paul Weinberg, John Liebenberg, Kevin Carter, Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich.Pictures by the Drum Magazine photographers of the 1950s and the Afrapix Collective in the 1980s will be included, as well as by the Bang Bang Club, an informal group of four photographers who worked in the townships of South Africa in the early 1990s. A subsequent book of their experiences was made into a film entitled The Bang Bang Club.Work by contemporary artists who record the impact of apartheid as it continues to resonate today will also be included, among them Sue Williamson, Jo Ractliffe, Jane Alexander, Santu Mofokeng, Guy Tillim and William Kentridge. A new generation of artists and photographers will also be shown, including Sabelo Mlangeni, Thabiso Sekgale and the Center for Historical Re-enactments in Johannesburg.Eight years of researchThe exhibition took about eight years of research, although the idea first came to Okwui Enwezor, one of the curators, in 1994, he says. “In broad terms, the foundation for this exhibition evolved out of two interests of mine: the first was my intellectual and curatorial engagement with photography, with images of African photography. The second and related interest is how photographic images engender new possibilities for assessing what I call the African imaginary, particularly how Africans pictured and represented themselves and their social worlds,” explains Enwezor.It examines “the aesthetic power of the documentary form – from the photo essay to reportage, social documentary to photojournalism and art – in recording, analysing, articulating and confronting the legacy of apartheid, including its impact on everyday life now in South Africa”, say the organisers in their statement.“The exhibition argues that the rise of the Afrikaner National Party changed the pictorial perception of the country into a highly contested space based on the ideals of equality, democracy and civil rights.” It will bring together “a rich tapestry of materials that have rarely been shown together”.CuratorsThe exhibition has been curated by Enwezor and Rory Bester. Nigerian-born Enwezor is the director of the Haus der Kunst museum in Munich. He was previously the adjunct curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, and dean of academic affairs and senior vice-president at San Francisco Art Institute. He was the artistic director of La Triennale 2012 at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and of many other international exhibitions.Enwezor served as the Kirk Varnedoe visiting professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and is the founding publisher and editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. He is the curator of the prestigious Venice Biennale 2015, making him the first African-born curator in the exhibition’s 100-year history. He has written extensively on contemporary African art and artists, as well as on American and international art, according to Universes in Universe, the international art website. At the age of 20 he moved to New York, and lives there and in Munich.Enwezor says that “the end of apartheid laws could not ease the scars born of those laws. Those scars, a product of apartheid’s debilitating degradation of black lives, remain visibly inscribed in the social fabric of the country today.”Trilogy of exhibitionsAbout 10 years ago, he says, he proposed a trilogy of exhibitions focusing on photography and Africa. “I chose three specific conceptual and historical points of departure: a broad survey of photography and contemporary art by African artists in the 21st century. The exhibition that resulted from that was Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography in 2006.”The second focus was on the 20th century, looking at photography within the context of socio-political struggle and change. And the third focus, being researched at the moment, is for an exhibition entitled Sun in their Eyes: Photography and the Invention of Africa.Bester is an art historian and critic, as well as a curator and documentary filmmaker at the Wits School of Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he is the head of history of art.His teaching and research include archive and museum practice, curatorial studies, exhibition histories, photographic practice and post colonialism. He writes art criticism for South Africa’s top investigative newspaper, the Mail & Guardian, as well as for Art South Africa, Camera Austria and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. He has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, South Africa, Sweden and the US.Numerous visitsEnwezor says the research for the exhibition involved numerous visits to archives, museums, universities, libraries, photographers, artists, curators and galleries in South Africa, Europe and the US. He laments the fact that although they ploughed through thousands of images, there were times when they faced what he calls “the case of the missing negatives”.“On the one hand we had so many photographs, yet there were so many by different photographers that have been irretrievably lost,” he recounts.Asked what he is most satisfied with in the exhibition, he says: “I am most pleased not only by the scope and richness of the material in the exhibition, but what makes me very proud is that almost the entirety of the show is built on the brave and imaginative work of South African artists and photographers. The exhibition is a tribute to their immense photographic skill and political courage.”In an exhibition of this size there are a number of sponsors: Mark McCain and Caro MacDonald/Eye and I, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the ICP Exhibitions Committee, National Endowment for the Arts, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Deborah Jerome and Peter Guggenheimer, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.The Johannesburg exhibition is sponsored in particular by the Department of Arts and Culture and the Ford Foundation, supported by the City of Johannesburg, Museum Africa, the European Union, the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, Eunic, the German Embassy, the French Institute of South Africa, the Swiss Embassy and Wits University.last_img read more

This Is the Difference between Leading and Managing

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first_imgA critical component of personal development is understanding the difference between being a manager and being a leader. In the business world, the term “leadership” is often used hand-in-hand with the term “management.” Yet while the terms are interrelated, they are by no means one and the same. There is a difference between leading and managing.Management functions can provide a strong foundation for leadership, and our leadership qualities can influence our ability to manage. But the terms refer to two different types of skill sets, both of which are an important aspect of your development as a loss prevention professional. Both are distinctive in the way that they influence your performance, and both of which are vital to your long-term success as a business partner.Focused on maintaining standards, supervising, and establishing controls, management refers to the processes and strategies that are used to accomplish our goals. It is the way that we go about doing things. Management strives for a continuous improvement of what we have; using the systems, processes and technology at our disposal to react and respond to the needs of our business. We use our management skills to establish and maintain our objectives and standards, driving our plan through critical thinking and rational methodology. Strategic planning, intellectual application and analysis, problem-solving, direction, organization, and administration are all guiding principles of effective management.- Sponsor – By comparison, leadership embraces a different aspect of our personal abilities, and involves the emotional or “human” side of our skill sets. By focusing on people, principles and purpose, leadership allows us to seek out potential rather than simply seeing that which is right in front of us. Leadership requires insight into interpersonal relationships, social influences and team dynamics. It teaches us to connect with our team and focus on our mission. Leadership stokes imagination, confidence, pride, and the will to win. Our leadership skills guide our ability to motivate, influence, persuade and inspire.The Real Difference between Leading and ManagingManagement involves systems, processes and technology. Leadership deals with interpersonal relationships and social influences.Management concepts are intellectual and factually focused. Goal setting, tactics, standards and other measurable objectives provide the foundation. Leadership deals with emotionally charged concepts. Motivation, influence, persuasion and inspiration provide the groundwork.Management requires the continuous maintenance and improvement of what we have and what is. Leadership requires the continuous vision to draw on innovation and what could be.Management provides us with a way of doing things, and doing things right. Leadership provides us with purpose, and doing the right things.Our management skills help us to establish order and control. Our leadership skills help us to establish guidance and commitment.We establish our management authority through ranks, positions and other assigned hierarchies. True leadership is not assigned. It is established and earned by the individual.Management processes involve problem-solving and strategic planning. Leadership processes help us to consider the possibilities and practice strategic optimism.Management processes help us to react and respond to our daily challenges. Leadership processes help us to be more proactive in dealing with the challenges before they arise and the motivation to deal with challenges when they occur.Management is providing direction. Leadership is serving the team.Management helps us to work within the rules. Leadership helps us to work within our values.Management is the way that we go about doing things. Leadership deals with how we reach and inspire the individual.Management helps us to establish standardization and consistency. Leadership helps us to find innovation and creativity.Management underscores the importance of effective communications. Leadership teaches us how to effectively communicate.Our management practices can help to light a fire under people. Our leadership practices can help to stoke the fire within people.Harmonizing Management and LeadershipFrom a professional development perspective, it is important that we recognize the difference between leading and managing. Some effective managers are not true leaders, and some leaders may fail to effectively manage. But by the same respect, in order to take our professional careers to another level, we must also recognize how important it is to harmonize the concepts of management with the principles of leadership. The skills aren’t parallel; they are complementary.It would be redundant to argue whether we manage people or we lead people. In order to be successful, we must do both. But true leadership requires that we distinguish the difference between the two and learn to apply our skills in a different way and at a higher level.If management is the process of defining and measuring success, it is our leadership abilities that set the vision and put the ball in motion. If our leadership skills tell us where we need to go, it is our management skills that provide us with the map and show how to get there. If we truly wish to grow as a professional, we must learn to become more aware of which role we need to play at any given moment.Each of us has the capacity to influence both what we learn and how we learn it. Your ability to distinguish and apply the principles of leadership will set you apart from those that are merely looking to manage a process.Are you looking to survive—or excel? Are you looking to maintain—or achieve? A leader learns to manage themselves first. That is the quality that will determine your ultimate success. That character is what defines a leader.Honing Our Leadership SkillsLeadership isn’t simply something that we share with others; it’s something that we must find within ourselves. It’s not something that we can accomplish by reading a book. It’s not something that we’re handed when we’re promoted to a new position. Leadership grows through a learning process. It is nurtured over time through mentorship and self-confidence. It is a frame of mind, and a course of action.You have to believe that you have it in you, and you have to be willing to step up to the plate. When we talk about putting together a plan that helps us to develop our leadership skills, we have to start there. A plan finds its foundation in the birth of an idea, and that idea has to become a part of us if we expect it to grow.Generally speaking, the more we move up the career ladder, the more important that our leadership skills become. Ironically, our management skills are often responsible for helping us climb that ladder. Our ability to execute, organize, structure, plan and process is typically what gets us there.But leadership is not just a bigger paycheck or a higher position on the company organizational chart—it’s a different perspective.While leaders and managers do share many of the same traits, leaders take it all a step further. Leadership is more about direction, vision, persuasion and influence, values, image, culture, reaching goals and providing inspiration. Leaders demonstrate their personal convictions through their behaviors, giving them the confidence to make tough judgment calls and the courage to challenge the status quo. That conviction is what enables them to inspire others to follow even when the going is tough, and still uphold the team’s morale.By capitalizing on opportunities to enhance our knowledge and education, we are making an investment in our own future. To learn more about developing your leadership skills and the certification process, visit losspreventionfoundation.org.This article was originally published in 2015 and was updated May 15, 2018.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Formtek to Deliver Engineering Data Management Webinar

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first_imgAbout Formtek: For over two decades, Formtek has been providing mission-critical Enterprise Document and Content Management solutions and services to some of the most demanding industrial operations in the world. Our capabilities and experience, particularly in the areas of engineering drawing management, technical document management, and secure collaboration, have helped both small organizations as well as large global enterprises manage their most important information assets. Formtek solutions address real, day-to-day document management, content management, and records management requirements for worldwide customers in manufacturing, aerospace, defense, telecommunication, utility, and government. Formtek to Deliver Engineering Data Management Webinar On February 3, 2011, Formtek’s Chief Technology Officer, Dick Weisinger, will present a webinar, sponsored by Alfresco, entitled: Engineering Data Management Module for Alfresco. The Formtek Engineering Data Management (EDM) Module is a pre-packaged extension to the Alfresco data repository and Share application that is designed to improve the management, accessibility and search capability of engineering data. The EDM Module provides pre-configured content models specific to the needs of engineering organizations for the management of drawings and documents within the Alfresco repository.Within Alfresco Share, the EDM Module provides packaged view, edit and advanced search forms that enable engineering metadata to be displayed, edited and efficiently searched. The EDM Module also supports popular AutoCAD® file formats, including DWG, DXF and DWF. Thumbnails and Flash (SWF) previews of AutoCAD files are automatically generated for display and use within the Share Document Library.To register for this event, visit Alfresco’s registration page.For additional information about Formtek’s Engineering Data Management offerings, download the product data sheet or contact: sales@formtek.com.last_img read more

Bhajji choses simple look, Geeta to go traditional for wedding

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first_imgMumbai Oct 27 (PTI) Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh wants to have a classic and simple look for his wedding while his soon-to-be wife actress Geeta Basra has opted for a traditional look.Harbhajan will tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend Geeta on October 29 in Jalandhar. Their wedding outfits are being styled by ace designer Archana Kochhar.”Geeta wanted an extremely traditional look for all the important occasions, so we decided to go for lehengas, attached dupatta and a crop-top blouse with an Indian work on it. Geeta was specific about her colours. Harbhajans brief was classic and simple,” Kochhar said in a statement here.”The wedding lehenga will be in traditional red-and-gold combination accessorised by a nath, a matha patti and a tikka with a beautiful head dupatta to complete the ensemble. The reception lehenga will be in electric blue colour with mirror work and sequins,” she said.Harbhajan is keeping his look simple and elegant with minimal embroidery on the wedding outfit.”An off-white self-on-self embroidered sherwani with an ornate red sword is designed for Harbhajan Singh, who very keenly took part in the selection of his outfits. For the Gurudwara, he will sport an achkan with breeches or churidaar, and a turban,” Kochhar said.Renowned Narayan Jewellers Ketan and Jatin Chokshi of Vadodara are designing the jewellery.The wedding celebrations will be spread over five days, including mehendi, sangeet, pheras and reception, which will take place in Delhi on November 1.The reception is likely to be attended by Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli and many Bollywood celebrities. PTI KKP GK JCHadvertisementlast_img read more

Manchester is Blue! City run out 3-1 winners against United

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first_imgAdvertisementManchester City has been one of the most in form teams in Europe’s top leagues this season and were hailed as favourites against a struggling Manchester United side, and the Citizens lived up to that label with a comfortable 3-1 win against their neighbours at the Etihad.Manchester United’s confidence after 3 straight wins, including an impressive comeback victory against Juventus in Turin, was completely shattered by the end of the 90 minutes. City scored the opening goal via David Silva in the 12th minute of the game. United’s recent record of winning matches despite being a goal down might have given them some confidence despite the deficit but City doubled their lead in the 48th minute when Sergio Aguero scored his 8th goal of the campaign, making him the current top scorer of the league.United got a goal back through an Anthony Martial penalty which might have sparked some hope of a comeback victory like last season, but the man behind that victory, Paul Pogba, was not even on the bench for the Red Devils in this game. Iilkay Gundogan finished the game off in the dying minutes to restore City’s two goal advantage as Pep Guardiola’s side maintain a 2 point lead at the top of the table.United face Crystal Palace at home while City face West Ham away next in the Premier League.Read also :Real Betis stun Barcelona despite a brace from Lionel MessiMkhitaryan late equalizer helps Gunners salvage a draw against Wolves Advertisementlast_img read more

SPORT-LD IND 3 LAST

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first_imgWhile only 29 runs had come in the first hour of play, While only 29 runs had come in the first hour of play, the 50-mark for the West Indies had come up in the 24th over of the innings. Then the breakthrough finally came as Amit Mishra (1-18) was introduced into the attack, and Bishoo was stumped going for a sweep shot. Darren Bravo (11) then came to the crease, and he looked solid there albeit only for a short while. Kohli changing around his bowlers too quickly perhaps helped him in this endeavour, particularly the pacers who all bowled short spells from the Sir Curtly Ambrose End. Ishant and Umesh were taken off after one and two over spells respectively, and then Shami came on to bowl. It seemed as if Bravo would be able to take the West Indies to lunch without any further loss, but he played at a wide outswinging delivery that he didn?t really need to, and ended up edging behind to keeper Saha. Marlon Samuels was the other unbeaten batsman at the crease then, heading into the lunch break, but he was yet to get off the mark. PTI CN AH AHlast_img read more

Hugo Lloris: Tottenham Hotspur must step up against Dortmund

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first_imgTottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Tottenham Hotspur sack head coach Mauricio Pochettino “They play fantastic football,” said Spurs captain Lloris ahead of the first leg of their Last-16 Champions League tie tonight. “They have many fantastic players and I’m not surprised they’re top of the league in Germany. The manager is good with a great idea of football. It’s going to be very difficult. We need to obviously improve the team performance, compared to Sunday, and we need the stadium to push, to help us. In some days it’s difficult to deal with Wembley, but hopefully in this big game we’ll receive this help from the crowd.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Hugo Lloris has warned that Tottenham must improve if they are to have any chance against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight after a patchy display against Leicester. The French goalkeeper, 31, kept out Jamie Vardy’s second-half penalty and made a number of other important saves as Spurs won 3-1 at Wembley. Spurs beat Borussia Dortmund twice in last season’s group stage but the German league leaders are a different proposition this campaign five points ahead of Bayern Munich at the top of the table.Related News Harry Kane: Tottenham must carry this form into EPLlast_img read more