17 Nov

Prakash Padukone reveals how he felt reading about Deepika’s link-ups in gossip columns

first_imgBeing a legend in the world of sports, Prakash Padukone is no stranger to the limelight. However, he admitted that he found it “difficult” when he first read about his daughter Deepika Padukone’s link-ups in gossip columns.On India Today India Tomorrow with Rajdeep Sardesai, Prakash said, “Initially, we found it difficult. But nowadays, we’re used to it. Some of it – what is being reported is true, but some of it is absolutely not correct. But it is a part and parcel of… you can’t have only good things. One has to accept it.”Deepika chimed in, “Like athletes, you can’t only have the trophies and not the injuries.” She said that it was not impossible to keep one’s personal life away from the media glare. “That’s not to say that the speculation will not continue. I think that’s a part and parcel of what we do,” she added.Currently, Deepika is gearing up for her dream wedding with longtime boyfriend Ranveer Singh. After keeping the media guessing for months, the couple recently announced that they will get married on November 14 and 15.Buzz is that Ranveer and Deepika will exchange garlands at the breathtaking Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como in Italy. It is being said that their wedding will be an intimate affair, with only Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Farah Khan and Aditya Chopra in attendance from the film fraternity.ALSO READ | Marriage is something that I’ve always looked forward to, says Deepika PadukoneWATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HEREadvertisementlast_img read more

15 Oct

HGTV Canada and Mike Holmes Celebrate 15 Years of Making It Right

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Mike Holmes has elevated the format and standards of home improvement programming,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President, Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “We are so proud of the dynamic original content we have collaborated on with Mike over the past 15 years and know that this momentum will continue to influence and inspire viewers across the country with Season 2.”Mike’s commitment to building standards, the promotion of skilled trades, and his adamant belief in making it right has led him to build an iconic empire and achieve impressive accolades from the Gemini Viewer Choice Award for “Favourite TV Personality” to the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. In 2012, Forbes Magazine anointed Mike the third most “Trusted Celebrity” and he was named among the Top 5 “Most Trusted Canadians” by Readers Digest for five years running. Most recently, he was named “Best TV Personality” by the Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice Awards in 2017. Mike is also a best-selling author, continues to give advice at speaking engagements across North America, and gives back through his Make it Right foundation.To celebrate the partnership milestone, HGTV Canada’s social and digital platforms will publish a variety of anniversary-themed content, including fun videos of Mike and Mike Jr. competing in skill testing 15-second and 15-minute challenges. Additional photo galleries and articles on everything from special family moments to Holmes’ approved renovation advice and tips will roll out in the coming weeks. Viewers can catch up on Holmes + Holmes Season 1 now on HGTV.ca. Season 2 will be available on HGTV.ca and On Demand with participating service providers after each episode airs.Holmes + Holmes is produced by Make It Right Productions in association with Corus Entertainment’s HGTV Canada. Series sponsor Wayfair.ca provides furnishings featured throughout the season’s three properties.*Source: Numeris PPM Data. Aug 30/04 – July 22/18 – confirmed data. Total Canada, CumRch (000). Ind.2+, HGTV.**Source: Numeris PPM Data. FL16 (Aug 29/16 – Jan 1/17) – confirmed data, 3+ airings. Total Canada/AMA(000). Mon-Su 2a-2a. CDN SPEC DIG COM ENG, excludes sports. A25-54, W25-54.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: @CorusPR, @HGTV Canada, @Make_It_RightFacebook: facebook.com/HGTV.ca, facebook.com/Make.It.Right.MikeInstagram: @hgtvcanada, @make_it_right#HolmesandHolmesHGTV Canada is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About The Holmes GroupThe Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in independent media production, new-home building and home inspection, residential construction and renovation, as well as product development. The Holmes Group is responsible for developing and managing all HOLMES branded entities, including Make It Right Productions Inc., Make It Right Releasing, HOLMES Communities, HOLMES Approved Homes, MIKE HOLMES Inspections, Make It Right Construction, HOLMES Approved Products, HOLMES Workwear and The Holmes Foundation.In anticipation of the Holmes + Holmes Season 2 premiere, Mike Holmes and Mike Holmes Jr. will be available for interview opportunities upon request. TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 – Reaching more than 21 million Canadian viewers* and earning his place as one of Canada’s most trusted contractors, HGTV Canada celebrates 15 years of Mike Holmes programming with the return of Holmes + Holmes on Sunday, October 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Ranked as a Top 20 Canadian entertainment specialty series in its first season,** Season 2 of Holmes + Holmes continues Mike’s construction journey with his son Mike Holmes Jr., as they venture into business together and take on their biggest challenge yet: buying, renovating, and selling three houses for profit.“I’m so grateful that homeowners and viewers have welcomed me into their homes for over 15 years,” said Holmes. “At a young age my dad always told me that if you’re going to do something, do it right the first time and I’m proud that HGTV Canada has helped me to spread that message to homeowners. I’m excited to Make it Right™ for the next 15 years with my son and family by my side.”Since his first television series on HGTV Canada in 2003, Mike has led nine Canadian-original series and specials, including fan-favourite series Holmes on Homes, which had a seven season run, Best of Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, Holmes Makes It Right, and Holmes + Holmes. He has also appeared in HGTV Canada’s Home To Win and Sarah Off The Grid, along with special events including Holmes In New Orleans, Mike Holmes Ultimate Garage, Lien On Me, and Holmes: Behind the Overalls. In every series, Mike lends his eye for detail and expert advice to guide homebuyers, homeowners, friends, and family into doing it right the first time. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

12 Sep

Tom Waits Tracy Chapman NWA Among 2018 Songwriters Hall Nominees

first_imgTo qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Six songwriters, or songwriting duos, will be honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s annual awards gala on June 24, 2018, in New York. Songwriting Prompts: Help Yourself Write Better And Faster News Six songwriters to be selected and inducted at gala in New York in June 2018Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 8:09 am The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 nominees, a list representing a catalog of seemingly countless hits, from country classics, reggae jams and iconic rap to pop gems, R&B anthems and more.The class of nominees includes GRAMMY-winning songwriters Tracy Chapman (“Give Me One Reason”), Alan Jackson (“Don’t Rock The Jukebox”), Tom Waits (“Downtown Train”), Kool & The Gang (“Celebration”), Tom T. Hall (“Little Bitty”), and Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”).Fellow GRAMMY winners Mariah Carey (“Hero”) and the Isley Brothers (“Fight The Power”) are also among the nominees. Also making the nominee list are N.W.A. (“Straight Outta Compton”), Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders, “Back On The Chain Gang”) and Alice Cooper (“Welcome To My Nightmare”).Additionally, several nonperforming songwriters have been recognized as 2018 nominees, including Randy Goodrum, Jermaine Durpri, Maurice Starr, Steve Dorff, and duos Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer.  Email Facebook center_img Twitter Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, N.W.A. Among 2018 Songwriters Hall Nominees Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Nominees tom-waits-tracy-chapman-nwa-among-2018-songwriters-hall-nomineeslast_img read more

5 Sep

Greeces Yanis Varoufakis says talks with euro zone have made progress

first_img Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on 24 April that talks with his eurozone peers had improved over the past few weeks.There was a clear indication that the process of negotiation has converged substantially over the past few weeks, Varoufakis said following a meeting of euro group finance ministers in Riga.Varoufakis criticised some plans put forward, such as a foreclosures law demanded by creditors and cuts to secondary pensions.Issues that concern are for instance the demand of the part of some – if not all of the institutions – that pensions, especially secondary pensions be cut forthwith, a demand that the Greek government is steadfastly opposing on the ground that it is not consistent with the requirements for stabilising the Greek social economy in the short run or in the medium run, Varoufakis said.Varoufakis also blamed the slow progress of negotiations on the unrealistic demands of his eurozone counterparts, especially with regards to budget surpluses.This government does not want to do what previous governments did, which is to sign on pledges regarding the primary surplus that were simply, from a macro-economic perspective, impossible to achieve. This is why these negotiations are dragging, Varoufakis told reporters.The comments came after he had said in his blog that he had agreed to reforms demanded by international lenders in return for new funding before Athens runs out of money.Eurozone finance ministers met in the Latvian capital to assess progress on a reform-for-cash package to ward off a Greek default.The Greek government wants a broad political deal with other eurozone leaders, leaving officials to fill in the details. But partly due to a lack of trust, the eurozone, led by Germany, insists technicians must draft a detailed, comprehensive agreement and only then will governments sign off on it. Closelast_img read more

3 Sep

Pakistan sniff victory after removing Taylor

first_imgPakistani captain and wicketerkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed (2R) and teammates make an appeal against New Zealand batsman BJ Watling (C) during the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on 27 November, 2018. Photo: AFPSpinner Bilal Asif removed menacing Ross Taylor to bring Pakistan within six wickets of a series-levelling victory in the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday.Asif had Taylor caught off an uppish sweep for 82 before New Zealand reached 222-4 at lunch on the fourth day, still needing 106 runs to avoid an innings defeat.At the break, Henry Nicholls, who successfully reviewed a second-ball leg-before decision on nought, was unbeaten on 31 with BJ Watling 16 not out.New Zealand lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi.Taylor smashed seven boundaries and a six during his aggressive 128-ball knock and added a valuable 80 runs for the third wicket with Tom Latham who fell for 50.New Zealand were forced to follow-on after superb bowling by leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who took 8-41 to dismiss them for a paltry 90 on Monday.Resuming at 131-2 Taylor smashed medium pacer Hasan Ali’s first ball of the day to cover boundary to reach his 29th half century in Tests.Before this knock Taylor had managed just 21 runs in the three innings of this series.Latham completed his 15th Test fifty with a single but was caught behind off Hasan after Paul Reiffel consulted television umpire Ian Gould for a fair catch.Latham hit four boundaries.last_img read more

2 Sep

Trump Talks Tough On Trade At Summit In Vietnam

first_img Share Andrew Harnik/AP (NPR)President Trump speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit at the Aryana Convention Center, on Friday in Danang, Vietnam.President Trump — in the harshest language on trade so far on his five-nation tour of Asia — told a regional summit in Vietnam that his administration “will not tolerate” continued trade abuses and that countries must “follow the rules” if they want to do business with the U.S.The president’s speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Danang sounded at times less like a vision for the region than an airing of economic grievances. “The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to violations, cheating, or economic aggression. Those days are over,” he told representatives of the 21-member grouping.Danang is the coastal city where the first U.S. combat troops landed in 1965, marking a major escalation in the Vietnam War.Trump alluded to the war, which claimed more than 57,000 Americans and as many as 2 million Vietnamese: “This city was once home to an American military base, in a country where many Americans and Vietnamese lost their lives in a very bloody war. Today, we are no longer enemies — we are friends.”But, as NPR’s Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the president, reports, “Even as he cheered the success that countries like Vietnam have had in pulling their people out of poverty, Trump complained some of that success has come at the expense of the United States.”In one of Trump’s first acts as president, he withdrew the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement, labeling it unfair to the U.S. and vowing instead to strike a series of bilateral deals with the 11 other nations that remain in the pact.As we reported earlier, on the president’s previous stop in China, Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to some measures to address the gaping trade deficit with the United States, but did not address Trump’s broader trade complaints.The president has sounded his dual themes of fair trade and regional security — particularly as it applies to containing North Korea — since beginning his tour earlier this week, with stops not only in China, but in Japan and South Korea.Those three countries are represented at APEC, as are many others in Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Rim. In his visit to China, Trump put roughly equal emphasis on the two themes, but at APEC, trade was the stronger motif.“We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore,” the president told APEC representatives. “I am always going to put America first, the same way that I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first.”“We lowered or ended tariffs, reduced trade barriers and allowed foreign goods to flow freely into our country,” he said. “But while we lowered market barriers, other countries didn’t open their markets to us.”That remark elicited a barely audible reaction from someone in the audience, which Trump picked up on: “Funny,” the president remarked to scattered clapping. “They must have been one of the beneficiaries.”In the manner of his campaign-style rallies, Trump pointed to the source of the disturbance: “What country do you come from sir?” but got no response and moved on with his speech.Russia is an APEC member and there had been the question of whether Trump would meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but just ahead of Air Force One’s arrival in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders seemingly quashed the speculation: “There was never a meeting confirmed and there will not be one that takes place, due to scheduling conflicts on both sides.”But soon afterward, a Kremlin spokesman said the two leaders would meet on the sidelines of APEC “one way or another.”In July, the two leaders held a “brief conversation” on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, with Trump foregoing an interpreter. That discussion was not initially disclosed by the White House.The president has one final stop on his tour in the Philippines before heading back to the U.S.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

1 Sep

Coalition Asks for Removal of Confederate Monument in Baltimores Wyman Park

first_imgDr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham calls for the removal of a monument to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson located in Wyman Park at a press conference on June 30.A coalition of citizens is calling on the city to remove a monument honoring two Confederate generals located in Wyman Park, saying the two fought to preserve racism and slavery and that the statue sends the wrong message in a city that has long struggled with race relations.Led by Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, president of the Matthew A. Henson Development Corporation (f.k.a. Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association), supporters of the monument’s removal held a press conference in front of the statue, whose base lauds Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as two “great generals and Christian soldiers” who “waged war like gentleman,” on June 30.“We are asking today, the mayor of the city of Baltimore, and the Baltimore City Council, to follow the same [direction] they purportedly are moving in as it relates to Robert E. Lee Park, that’s in Baltimore County, that the city owns,” said Cheatham, referring to the Baltimore County park the council has moved to rename in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church and at the behest of county executive Kevin Kamenetz.Doni Glover, founder and CEO of DMGlobal Communications, also spoke at the press conference, addressing the inscription on the base of the statue referring to the generals’ Christianity.“I don’t know what God they praised, and I don’t know what Jesus they looked at, but our God does not endorse slavery of anybody,” said Glover, who also called for a monument to Harriet Tubman as an alternative to those honoring Confederate icons.Prior to the holding of the press conference, and perhaps in response to Cheatham’s announcement of it, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of a commission to review all Confederate statues in the city and make recommendations as to what should be done with them.Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke attended and spoke at the press conference, saying she believed the mayor’s actions were in response to Cheatham’s efforts and calling those efforts a conversation starter.“Ever since [Cheatham] began this idea of coming here today, I have been supportive because now it will lead to the conversation [about race relations] we all keep telling each other we need to have in this city,” said Clarke.Debates about the appropriateness of Confederate symbols and monuments in public spaces have been occurring throughout the country in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting, and some in support of retaining the symbols have argued that they are historical, not ideological (i.e. racist), in nature. Local activist Mark Hughes addressed this argument in his comments during the press conference.“This statue has to go,” said Hughes. “It represents history, but it is not a history that we’re proud of. We need to be recognizing those people who were voiceless at many times, and who don’t have any memorials to them. That’s who needs to be recognized in this park.”last_img read more

31 Aug

Al Haynes Pilot From Miraculous 1989 Crash La

first_img by NPR News Merrit Kennedy 8.26.19 5:40pm A pilot who is credited with saving dozens of lives has died. United Flight 232 went into total hydraulic failure while Al Haynes was at the controls in 1989. With the help of three other pilots, he maneuvered the DC-10 to a miraculous crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa, and 184 of the 296 people on board survived.Haynes is widely seen as a hero among aviation experts, akin to Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his “miracle on the Hudson.” Haynes’ son Dan confirmed to NPR that his father had died. Haynes was in the middle of the flight from Denver to Chicago when an engine suddenly failed. Shortly after that, First Officer Bill Records said he was unable to control the aircraft, as Haynes later recounted to New York magazine.”I thought to myself, How are we going to keep this thing in the sky? You don’t train or drill for something like this, because it’s just not supposed to happen,” he said. The hydraulic system — the way that pilots steer — was down. Haynes and his colleagues were desperately trying to use the throttles and thrust as a crude way to control the aircraft. A pilot who happened to be flying as a passenger on the plane jumped in to manipulate the thrusters. The team was aiming to touch down in Sioux City. After about 45 minutes of tense maneuvering, Haynes got on the loudspeaker.”I’m not going to kid you,” he said to the passengers, as he told New York. “We’re going to make an emergency landing in Sioux City. … It’s going to be a very hard landing, harder than anything you’ve been through. Please pay close attention to the flight attendants’ briefing, and we’ll see you in Sioux City.”The plane touched down with no brakes or spoilers. The cockpit crew lowered the landing gear to try to absorb the shock of landing, Haynes told New York. When it did land, one of the plane’s wings caught the ground and sent the craft cartwheeling down the runway. “I was knocked out after we hit, and I came to in the crash site,” said Haynes. NPR’s Howard Berkes was at the scene of the crash in 1989 and described the wreckage. “There’s one particular pile of aluminum — at least, that’s what it looks like, an unruly stack of crumpled aluminum,” he said. “Well, that’s actually the cockpit of the plane. It doesn’t resemble a cockpit or anything else for that matter. And one of the amazing facts about this whole tragedy is … that three people — the cockpit crew — were found alive in that pile of junk.”Haynes told New York that he felt guilty about surviving the crash in which 112 people died. But the fact that anyone survived is viewed as miraculous. Other pilots have attempted the landing in simulations. As Berkes reported, United pilot Mike Hamilton told The Associated Press that he’s “not aware of any that replicated the success these guys had. … Most of the simulations never made it close to the ground.”In its official accident report, the NTSB said that on a fan disk, there was a “fatigue crack” stemming from a defect in a “critical area.” The disk disintegrated during the flight, which resulted in debris that impacted the plane’s flight controls. Haynes retired in 1991 after working for United Airlines for 35 years, according to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. In Seattle, the museum added, he was “a volunteer umpire for Little League Baseball for over 33 years and a stadium announcer for high school football for over 25 years.”Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. John Gaps III Al Haynes, Pilot From Miraculous 1989 Crash Landing, Has… last_img read more