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‘LEARN TO LIVE’ CAMPAIGN

Sadiq Khan approached all Londoners to help The Independent’s “fabulous” campaign to interface British schoolchildren with those in combat areas over the world. The London mayor praised the Learn to Live campaign and encouraged individuals to recollect kids living in territories of contention, saying they merit “our unrestricted empathy, and our solidarity and support.” The Learn to Live project is associating kids in London schools with those living in a Syrian exile camp, the Central African Republic and Iraq. It will then grow to connect kids outside of London with youths in other battle areas. The point is to expand sympathy and comprehension between children of diverse foundations, and guarantee the individuals who have survived inconceivable detestations are not overlooked. Mr Khan asked individuals to discover more about how they can individually support the campaign. He stated: “Youngsters living in areas of conflict merit our unequivocal empathy, and additionally our solidarity and support. “That is the reason, uniting with the philanthropy War Child, I’m satisfied to help the Evening Standard and the Independent’s campaign. “Together, we want to interface students in London with youngsters living in strife zones abroad, allowing youthful Londoners to pick up

but rather essentially on the grounds that they were conceived in an unlucky spot.” The Independent’s Learn to Live campaign is focusing on four London schools which are leading the movement. Pupils that have officially sent video messages to their partners abroad and they are starting to find out about one another’s lives. We are urging different schools to get involved by joining the Associating Classrooms through Worldwide Learning project. This is a plan that is run by the British Council with the Department for International Development, which offers comparative chances. Through it, schools are twinned and can apply for subsidising for proportional visits, and pupils finish shared projects. The Independent has, in association with War Kid, propelled the Learn to Live campaign, supporting the education of children in conflict regions around the globe, and empowering links between schools in the UK and abroad.

knowledge into the difficulties and hardships that others around the globe can confront.” The campaign has effectively won the sponsorship of actors Vanessa Kirby and Carey Mulligan, singer Sam Smith and secretary of state for worldwide development Penny Mordaunt. Love Actually creator Richard Curtis

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Font page story cont’d... ccording to the activist group, the event is expected to overlap with the 550th birthday celebration of Guru Nanak, and thus attract thousands of pilgrims to the religious site. The group will also be giving details of how the Punjab Referendum will be executed; if enough Punjabis in across 20 countries want a separate state, and then a public vote will be held in two years time. “We will be setting up the calendar for the non-binding referendum and making major announcements there, including details of the voting and the procedure, how we will do it and where it’ll be held,” Mr Pannun said. The Khalistan movement has slowly died down in India but continues to gain followers from the US, Europe and now has growing support from Pakistan as well. Gurpatwant Singh Pannum has even urged Pakistani Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi to allow fellow Sikhs into the country in order to join the cause. Pannum has written for Qureshi to: “Issue 100,000 visas to the Sikhs” for participation in the 550th year anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birth. SJF is offering to pay the expenditures, including “travel, boarding, and lodging expenses” of all 100,000 prospective pilgrims if they are allowed to visit Pakistan from Punjab. Pannum has also raised important questions about the unfair treatment up on the Sikh community, in not being given a referendum for their own independent

homeland and the right to self-determination. He asked: “If Scotland can have a referendum to stay with Britain or not, why can’t we have one for Punjab?” The Government of India fears that if the state of Punjab is allowed independence, then other Indian territories will also attempt to exercise self-governance. As a result, the country of India will begin to disintegrate and lose its collective sense of cultural unity.

Some officials believe that the campaign is specifically being held in place to aggravate the Indian government. Shuvaloy Majumdar, a senior of the Ottawa-based Macdonald Laurier Institute, stated: “I can’t imagine it will be welcomed by New Delhi, and governments around the world have a responsibility to condemn and reject this secession movement.” The SFJ group have already held a

rally in London England on the 12th of August earlier this year. The event occurred despite India’s pleas for the British government to stop the rally, labelling it “anti-Indian” in substance. India is also expected to pressurise the Pakistani government to prevent letting the campaign take place there. However, this possibility does not seem to be fazing members of the SfJ group. Mr Pannum of the Pro-Khalistan movement

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SOUTH ASIANS IN BIRMINGHAM

irmingham undoubtedly has a strong South Asian presence, with a sizeable population from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. But, how big is the proportion of the local South Asian population? And, which are the popular wards where the community chooses to live? Here is an analysis to understand their importance in Britain’s second city and how the community is distributed across Birmingham. South Asians migrated to the UK after 1947 from different countries and for different reasons - to escape civil war, to seek better economic opportunities and to join family members already settled here. In spite of facing discrimination in Britain, these migrants have settled in the UK, and through their struggles for workers’ rights and civil rights many have contributed to the political, economic and social life of the UK. A large majority of Pakistani migrants came to the UK from Mirpur in Kashmir. Sailors from Mirpur worked as engine-room stokers on British ships that sailed out of Karachi and Bombay and settled in the UK during the late 19th and earliest 20th century. Other groups who migrated from Pakistan during the 1960s included Punjabis who settles in Birmingham, Glasgow and Southall in London. Most Bangladeshis arrived in the UK during the early 1970s from the Sylhet region of Bangladesh as many people fled the civil unrest of their homeland in order to seek a better life in Britain. Bangladeshi’s settled in the East London boroughs. The men initially found work in the steel and textile mills across England, however then these industries collapsed, they turned to small businesses including tailoring and catering. Many takeaways and restaurants today in the UK are owned by Bangladeshis. During the 1960s and 1970s, a small number of professionals emigrated to the UK from Sri Lanka and found work in the NHS. These early migrants came from affluent backgrounds and were well educated. The Sri Lankan migration increased in the UK during the 1980s onwards. During the civil war in Sri Lanka, a large number of Tamil Sri Lankans sought asylum in the UK. 70% of people of Sri Lankan origin live in London, 20% in the Midlands and the rest in other parts of the UK. Many Tamils in the UK have found employment in small businesses, including grocery shops and newsagents, with increasing numbers setting up their own business. POPULATION OF BIRMINGHAM IN 2018: Talking about population, in order to check out the population of Birmingham in 2018, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. They are as per the following: 1. 2013 –1.064 million 2. 2014 –1.101 million 3. 2015 –1.141 million

are White. Asian and Asian British individuals make up the following biggest gathering, with 26.6% of the population. Black are of (8.9%), mixed race (4.4%), and Arab (1.0%). Christianity is the biggest religion in Birmingham, followed by Islam. Information from the 2018 statistics demonstrates that 46.1% of individuals were Christian, 21.8% Muslim, and 19.3% had no religion. POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF BIRMINGHAM: The population density is 4199 persons per square kilometre. Its present population growth is on the lower side. In 1950, the number of inhabitants in the city was 447,000. Birmingham has been growing generally around 15,000-25,000 consistently, which shows a 2-3% change each year. It has been evaluated that in the coming years the pace of growth will be considerably quicker for the city. Neighbours across frontiers Nearly one out of four people in 4. 2016 –1.185 million 5. 2017 –1.223 million Predicting the 2018 population of Birmingham is not easy but we can get the idea after analysing the population from the year 2013 – 17. As we have seen that every year the population increases by approximate 42000 people. Hence, the population of Birmingham in 2018 is forecast to be 1.233 million + 42000 = 1.275 million. So, the population of Birmingham in the year 2018 as per estimated data is 1.275 million. Birmingham Population 2018 –1.275 million (estimated) DEMOGRAPHY OF BIRMINGHAM: The city is more ethnically diverse than other British urban communities. More than 33% of individuals in Birmingham are non-whites, a bigger extent than some other cities in the UK As indicated by the enumeration, 57.9% of individuals in Birmingham


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Though the populatin of Birmimgham contains a variety of Ethnicities and races/communities, more than 80% the population is covered by White and Asian People. Religion wise Population of Birmingham 2018 The Population of Birmingham belongs to many religions like Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and many others, details are given in below table: NAME OF RELIGION

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Muslim

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Jewish

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Mohammed Yasser Sikhs Protest outside fined after Conservative Party failing to clear Conference in Birmingham rubbish outside his house

Mohammed Yasser had been served with a Community Protection Notice which requires him to remove rubbish from the outside of a property he owns in Newlands Place, Bradford. Although he was given additional time by Bradford Council to remove the waste, he failed to do so and was later prosecuted and convicted in his absence by the Bradford magistrates. Mohammed Yasser of Killinghall Road has been ordered to pay a fine of £660, costs of £673 and a victim surcharge of £66. Magistrates had also granted a Remedial Order which stated that Yasser could face further court action if he still fails to remove the waste as directed by the court. Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “If

rubbish is dumped on private land, the owner is responsible for clearing away waste, not Bradford Council. “We are always willing to work with landowners and give them advice about how to clear their property and how to safeguard it from further fly-tipping. “However, when landowners fail to take our advice and do nothing to clear away eyesores on their property we have no choice but to take legal action to force them to clean up their act.” “If you see fly-tipping taking place, please note down as many details as possible, including vehicle licence plate numbers and inform the Council.” Fly-tipping can be reported by calling the Council on 01274 431000 or online at www.bradford.gov.uk.

On Sunday the 30th of September hundreds of members of the Sikh community of Birmingham held a protest outside the Conservative Party Conference in the International Convention Centre (ICC). The protest was run by the Federation of Sikh Organisations (FSO) and lasted through the early hours of the afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. The protest is against the on-going confinement of UK citizen Jagtar Singh Johal by Indian authorities. Johal is a British Sikh activist who was arrested on the 4th of November 2017 for suspected connections to murder, and for the funding of a banned terrorist organisation Khalistan Liberation Force. Thirty-one year old Johal had reportedly travelled to India to get married, where he had been engaged six months earlier after visiting Punjab for the first time in several years. Sources say that he was out shopping

with his wife and cousin when he was hooded and thrown into a van and has now been under detention for over 330 days. Since his abduction, there have been various public protests by the Sikh community, who have named his confinement unlawful and based upon fabricated allegations. Johal has been the victim of third-degree torture and has been denied council access and access to an independent medical with no fair trial. The protest saw chanting from hundreds of members of the public for the release of Johal of Dumbarton, as they held banners and signs for the repeal of his confinement. There was also protest against the refusal of Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary to meet with the Jagtar’s family and their MP Martin Docherty-Hughes of the SNP, even though this had been promised by the previous Foreign Secretary in Parliament.

As a result of pressure from the Sikh community and around 250 MPs that have had letters from constituents about the issue, Theresa May has already been compelled to speak to the media about Johal’s case. The Foreign Minister Rory Stewart has also stood up in parliament in response to a question from Johal’s MP about his torture and warned the Indian authorities about ‘extreme action’ from the UK government. Despite the movements from Parliament, police raids on homes of five Sikh activists linked to the Jagtar Singh Johal freedom campaign have created huge tensions between the Sikh community, Home Office and the local Police department. Johal has already made 55 court appearances, details of the case are still emerging, but no witnesses or official evidence has yet been put forward in court.

Gym ‘run by women for women’ opens A gym which has been launched by personal trainer Ressa is located at Unit 3B Valley Mills on Southfield Street, Nelson and is run entirely by women. The gym features prayer facilities with a crèche opening soon with membership at £20 a month. Owner of the gym, personal trainer PT Ressa said, “This new ladies only gym run by women and for women will encourage women to feel comfortable and train in an open space just for them.” “We started renovating this space weeks ago, and the amount of support and help I received from the ladies was incred-

ible.” “We managed to achieve this within the short time frame, and we will continue to grow and develop the gym with exciting things coming soon.” “This gym will bring all women together regardless of age, religion or culture and all the hard work has paid off!” The launch of the gym took place in September and was attended by Mayoress Janet Starkie and Mayor of Pendle Councillor James Starkie Gym user Kelly Tibbs said, “This new gym will help me a lot because I have dyspraxia and Ressa is a great personal trainer.”

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Prison sentences doubled for people who attack emergency service workers According to reports, people who attack emergency services will be jailed for a longer period of time under a new law that aims to crackdown on the ‘national scandal’ of abuse. This will make it a criminal offence to assault workers including firefighters, police, prison officers and paramedics, custody officers and search and rescue personnel. The maximum six-month sentence for common assault will be doubled for a year for the new crime which was created by the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, which has been given the royal assent. This new law will also enable judges to increase terms which are given to people who are committed for a range of other crimes. Chris Bryant MP, the Labour MP who started the law’s journey as a Private Members Bill, said: “The growing tide of attacks on emergency workers – including ambulance workers, NHS staff, fire officers, prison officers and police – is a national scandal. All too often attackers get away with little more than a slap on the wrist.” “I hope this new law will help put a stop to that attitude. An attack on an emergency worker is an attack on all of us and attackers should face the full force of the law. Now it is for the prosecuting authorities and the courts to play their part in putting a stop to the violence so that emergency workers can get on doing their job in peace.” The new law also provides extra protection to unpaid volunteers who support the emergency services. Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on wellbeing, said: “Colleagues suffer not only physical injuries but the psychological effects. Many find the return to frontline duties after being assaulted, particularly challenging or traumatic.” Chair John Apter said being attacked “must never be seen as part of the job and the sentences should be harsher.” “While we didn’t get everything that we wanted in this bill, it is a start and a significant improvement on what we had,” he added. “I hope this new law will act as a deterrent for those who think that it is acceptable to assault police officers or other emergency service workers and appropriately punish those who do.”

Healthy baby food company ‘for Aisha’ and national charity Heart Research UK join forces to help babies with heart conditions For Aisha (www.foraisha.com) is a specialist baby food brand that caters for dietary requirements such as halal and dairy-free diets. Their recipes are inspired by cuisines from around the world. Taste is an important part of a baby’s development and For Aisha’s pouches and trays help to introduce little ones to a wide variety of flavours through exotic meals that it would be time consuming or difficult to create at home. ● Products are stocked in more than 2,000 stores nationwide ● Retailers include Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Whole Foods, Tesco and ASDA ● Set up in 2014 by baby food expert Mark Salter ● Chef Nargisse Benkabbou and Mark Salter develop the recipes ● Dietitian approved ● Caters for a range of dietary requirements including halal, dairy-free, eggfree, nut-free, gluten-free*, vegetarian* and soya-free. (*some products only) ● All are 100% natural, have no added sugar or salt, and use no artificial additives, preservatives or flavours ● Selling 1.5+ million meals per year ● Award-winning: won Best Children’s Food Brand in the World Food Innovation Awards 2018 and Silver in the Best Children’s Food Brand category in the Mumii Family Awards 2018 among others. Just won Gold at Junior Design Awards ●Appeared in 50+ sites, magazines and blogs including Gurgle, Mother & Baby, and Netmums Heart Research UK and ‘for Aisha’ are launching a new and exciting partnership to fund pioneering medical research for children with heart conditions. Both organisations share a common goal of ensuring babies have the best start in life with a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet. They are working together to not only raise money, but to support families to make well informed choices at a time when the spotlight on childhood obesity is at its most prominent. ‘for Aisha’ meals are packed with vitamins and nutrients to give babies and toddlers the best start in life. They introduce young palates to new exotic flavours and ingredients such as pulses,

herbs and gentle spices and their meals are also dairy free. ‘for Aisha’ believe that broadening little ones’ taste repertoires at the infant weaning stage promotes healthy eating habits as children grow. The partnership will raise funds through

the sale of ‘for Aisha’s’ 100% natural baby and toddler food, committing to a 10% donation of their annual profits to Heart Research UK’s ‘Helping Little Hearts’ programme to spend on groundbreaking medical research for children with heart conditions. Current ‘Helping Little Hearts’ projects being funded by Heart Research UK include: * developing a new 5-minute MRI scan for imaging the hearts of children with congenital heart disease to reduce cost and patient discomfort, and help doctors decide on the best treatments * growing life-like blood vessels to treat congenital heart disease which would grow with the child and remove the need for multiple traumatic operations as they get older. Thanks to medical research, 8 out of 10 babies born with a heart defect in

the UK survive to adulthood. When Heart Research UK began over 50 years ago, most of these babies did not reach their first birthday. ‘for Aisha’ products are available in major retailers such as Asda, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. ‘for Aisha’s’ baby food packaging will now feature Heart Research UK’s logo and messaging as part of this partnership, informing customers how their purchase can help raise money for Heart Research UK’s ‘Helping Little Hearts’ programme. Nargisse Berkanou Nargisse is the chef of the ‘for Aisha’ recipes. Born in Brussels, Nargisse was introduced to good food from a very young age by her Moroccan parents; both incredible cooks in their own right who encouraged Nargisse and her brothers to join them in the kitchen at every opportunity, helping with preparation and enjoying the results. Drawing on her Moroccan cuisine of her upbringing and international influences through her travel, Nargisse creates eclectic recipes that are a blend of old and new. She combines the traditional cooking methods and spices from Morocco with modern techniques and ingredients from around the world. After the recent birth of her baby, Nargisse is now ensuring her daughter’s taste buds become as adventurous as hers by exposing her to a mixture of ingredients, flavours and techniques from both East and West. Nargisse’s new cook book Casablanca has earned her the Observer Rising Star 2018 award wins and a recent BBC1 TV appearance. https://foraisha.com/taste-adventurer/ congratulations-to-our-chef/ Mark Salter Mark is the founder of ‘for Aisha’ baby food pioneering exotic tastes for little ones. Having spent over 20 years working in the UK food and drinks industry, Mark saw that many of the baby food brands were offering the same recipes for little ones. “I wanted to create exciting recipes that would taste fantastic and offer very different attributes to the bland and less healthy offerings that were available. I love cooking Moroccan and Asian food in particular. I set out to visit other countries, bring home their ingredients and learn their cooking techniques. We’ve certainly achieved that with our ‘for Aisha’ baby meal ranges and our new products push these adventurous boundaries even further. It’s great fun to be at the forefront of creating new tastes for our little ones.”


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SALMA BI Honoured at UK’s Largest Diversity Awards Community organisations and role models from across the UK headed to the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 14th September to witness the countries 2018 winners being crowned the best of British diversity. SALMA BI beat seven others in the running for the Positive Role Model for Race, Faith & Religion Award. A number of special guests made an appearance at the UK’s largest diversity awards to show their support for the incredible nominees who have changed the lives of many. Hot on the heels from Celebrity Big Brother, Gabby Allen joined Love Island Favourite Samira Mighty to praise advocates and charities for their outstanding achievements. Scouse sensations Claire Sweeney, Jennifer Ellison and Marcus Collins also applauded this year’s nominees alongside the cast of Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Coronation Street, in addition to The Gloves are Off presenter Johnny Nelson. Sir Lenny Henry CBE, shortlisted nominee for the Celebrity of the Year gong said; “Diversity to me means involving everybody without any discrimination; its means having integrated groups in society, it means fairness and total inclusion and that’s what the National Diversity Awards are about. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated, you’re all doing a fantastic job, rock on!” Leading global brand Johnson & Johnson were headline sponsors of the pioneering awards that have paid tribute to over 700 grass root charities and diversity champions since its inception. Joining the likes of the Open University, Blackberry, The British Army, Direct Line Group, HSBC Nielsen, MI5, Lush Spa and the Financial Ombudsman, Johnson & Johnson are listed amongst a host of companies recognising diverse talent. Clare Lee, Head of Human Resources, Great Britain & Ireland, Johnson & Johnson, said; “At Johnson & Johnson, we are committed to the values of diversity and inclusion that encourage all employees to use their unique experiences and ideas to create a better, healthier world. We proudly join the National Diversity Awards as a Platinum and Lifetime Achiever Award sponsor. The Awards celebrate “unity” in society and a new generation of role models, and that diversity is about everyone’s unique perspective – all backgrounds, beliefs and range of human experiences – coming together. Through inclusion we create a deep sense of belonging, where people are valued, ideas are heard, and everyone can perform at their best. Johnson & Johnson believes that a strong diversity & inclusion strategy allows us to benefit from the opportunities presented by a diverse world. We are committed to excelling in this area because we know that to succeed, grow and innovate, we need our employee population to reflect the diversity of the world we serve.” A record 24,584 people nominated this year alone with an astonishing 124 nominees being recognised for their

various achievements nationwide. Amongst those being commended were the real stars of this show; freedom fighters, domestic violence campaigners and trans rights activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice without acknowledgement or praise. The energy in the room was an intrinsically positive one, with each nominee being extremely supportive of each other. The evening was kicked off by founder of the NDA’s Paul Sesay, discussing the importance of the National Diversity Awards and what inspired him to create the ceremony. “Each year we witness selfless work being carried out by community groups and role models who do not ask for the thanks and praise that they deserve”. Said Mr Sesay. “It is a privilege to recognise your bravery, resilience and courage.” Soap stars Rishi Nair and Shelley King presented the first award of the night to community champion AbdulKarim Abdullah, who has supported thousands of young people across the country to eliminate knife crime, gang crime and serious youth violence. Rocking2Stomas blogger Rachel Jury was next to receiving a gong in the positive role model category, using her impressive following to shine a light on urostomy awareness. Recently, Rachel went to the beach in a bikini with her two stomas visible and wrote a Facebook post to remove stigma that garnered 40,000 views. Former Real Housewives of Cheshire star Leanne Brown gifted autism isolation no more founder Rachael Pearson the gender accolade for converting her

home into a sensory space for children and parents. Out & Proud African LGBTI (OPAL) founder and human rights activist Abbey Kiwanuka was named LGBT role model of the year for helping 86 LGBTI asylum seekers from all over Africa to secure refugee status in France, 70 in the Netherlands, and over 100 in the UK. British sprinter Anyika Onuora and former professional rugby league footballer Ikram Butt awarded five time award winning sportswoman and cricket ambassador Salma Bi the positive role model award for race, faith and religion, whilst quadriplegic Geoff Holt MBE scooped the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award for founding Wetwheels, taking more than 5,000 disabled people on the water each year. Another highlight of the evening came when actor Warwick Davis was honoured with the Celebrity of the Year Award for co-founding Little People UK, offering friendship and support to people with dwarfism. Mental health and well being charity Touchstone were presented with the Diverse Company Award and Strength With In Me Foundation were hailed for tackling domestic abuse and relationships using a combination of interactive workshops, debates and conferences. ADHD Foundation were commended for changing attitudes and improving life chances through tireless campaigning, with their umbrella project attracting over 30 million media hits. Action Breaks Silence were applauded for offering free self defence training to over 50,000 women and girls at risk of gender-based violence, and Sail NI were praised for supporting over 300

Hammad Amin, Imprisoned for Killing a Passenger in Horror Crash transgender people and their families across the Northern Ireland. Kick It Out, the UK’s Leading organisation campaigning for equality in football, beat seven other competitors for the Race, Faith & Religion category, and Radio Reverb emerged as the winner of the Community Organisation Award (Multi-strand) for broadcasting a host of diverse shows 24/7 to a listenership of 30,000. After decades of supporting thousands of LGBT people across Lancashire, Dr. Lewis Turner received the prestigious lifetime achiever award with a list of tremendous achievements being recongised by judges. Jelli Studios, Gold Medallists at this year’s Dance World Cup, wowed the audience with an energetic performance portraying a powerful message. X factor runner up and West End star Marcus Collins also showcased his sensational vocals filling the dance floor with a wave of uplifted faces. Designed to highlight the country’s most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA’s are supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Ade Adepitan MBE amongst many. Talk show legend Graham Norton said “’Promoting and celebrating diversity is close to my heart, which is why I am thrilled to support The National Diversity Awards! Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, you all deserve to win!” The National Diversity Awards were a real feel good ceremony, where each nominee had earned their right to be in attendance for their fantastic work in their specific community. The Golden Globes of the diversity world was a wholeheartedness event refreshingly celebrated in such swanky style, that it was evident who were the stars of this show, the well-deserving, humble and extraordinary nominees. The full list of winners is as follows: Positive Role Model for Age: Abdul-Karim Abdullah Positive Role Model for Disability: Rachel Jury Positive Role Model for Gender: Rachael Pearson Positive Role Model for LGBT: Abbey Kiwanuka Positive Role Model for Race, Faith & Religion: Salma Bi Community Organisation Award for Age: Strength Within In Me Foundation Community Organisation Award for Disability: ADHD Foundation Trust Community Organisation Award for Gender: Action Breaks Silence Community Organisation Award for LGBT: Sail NI Community Organisation Award for Race, Faith & Religion: Kick It Out Community Organisation Award for Multi-strand: Radio Reverb Entrepreneur of Excellence: Geoff Holt MBE Celebrity of the Year: Warwick Davis Diverse Company: Touchstone Lifetime Achiever: Dr Lewis Turner

A driver who fled after colliding with a van while on the wrong side of the road in killing one of his travellers - has been imprisoned for six years. Hammad Amin had hit speeds more than 80mph in residential areas in Birmingham in the wake of neglecting to stop for police who were cautioned that the VW Golf he was driving was stolen. After an underlying interest through Sheldon, the then 17-year-old experienced a red light and was about to hit a passerby.

He went towards on-coming traffic along Coventry Road and constrained different vehicles to make the shifty move despite the fact that he struck a taxi on his way through. In light of a legitimate concern for public safety, the interest was abandoned. The Golf was then spotted on the A4040 Church Road where it mounted the central reservation to make tracks in an opposite direction from police. The car went the wrong route down the double carriageway where at that point he hit a Mercedes Sprinter van. Amin kept running off trying to escape the scene yet he was speedily captured in a nearby park. A 17-year-old traveller who was in the back of the car endured genuine head injuries and unfortunately passed on before long. Amin conceded to making demise by unsafe driving and condemned six years in a youthful offenders institute at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday (13 September). Amin, who is currently matured 18 and of Coventry Road, Small Heath, was likewise prohibited from the road for eight years. Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s serious collision investigation unit, stated: “Amin had a decision to stop that day. Rather, he decided to purposely drive in a risky and careless way which appallingly brought about the demise of a young man.” “Given his sheer disrespect for other road users, this could have been surprised more dreadful with more fatalities.” “Following the crash, he didn’t think anything for the welfare of anybody included and attempted to leave the area leaving his companion to bite the dust.” “In any case, we could capture him rapidly and guarantee he confronted the results of his actions by serving time in custody.”


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‘Marry You’ by ‘2 Tricky Project’

Featuring the fantastic vocals of Manuka from Leeds and the mesmerising Bollywood beats of Guzby Music (renowned percussionist from Birmingham) - all brought together by production outfit, ‘2 Tricky Project’. It has been a lifetime ambition of both songwriter/producer Niall Flynn and Malook Singh to join forces and create something really special. Twenty five years after first meeting as assistant sound engineers working for the legendary Trevor Horn at Sarm Studios in London, they are proud to bring this Bollywood fusion track to a global audience. Even the B-Side mix of the track has its own radio friendly pop record produced with the same attention and detail as the main Bollywood mix. Niall’s superb reputation in the music world is reflected in the work he produced with the late George Michael. He spent two decades working with the much loved, singer-song writer as an engineer, writer and producer on global best-selling hits such as The Older album, Patience album, The Symphonica album, Freek (single), ‘As’ (Single) Malook has notched up 20 years in the world of TV, honing his skills in news broadcasting with ITV. As well

An English song with a Bollywood music vibe! as writing and composing music for documentaries and news programme idents for many TV projects, he pens songs for other artists.

The duo has now teamed up to form ‘2 Tricky Project’. Their first single, ‘Marry You’, is a profusion of beats and infectious melodies with an unfor-

gettable hook. Niall, who has also worked with some of the world’s best-known artists including Tina Turner, Seal, Pet Shop

Boys and Mary J Blige, says he’s loved working with Walsall-born Malook: ‘Our song is such a great sound for summer - it’s perfect for bars and clubs and we want it to be the wedding anthem of the year across the world. It captures the joy of love and life,’ he says. Malook says the single was inspired by his own wedding to his beautiful wife Sonia: ‘When I wrote ‘Marry You’, I wanted it to reflect the happy and sometimes testing times that every couple face through marriage and how it makes you stronger as you grow as a couple.’ The music video too is different – it’s all clay animation. The characters are modelled on Malook, Niall, Manuka and Gubzy. Malook says ‘We wanted to have a video that reflected the Bollywood fusion aspect of the song as well as the fun and happy vibe so we decided having cute clay characters would deliver that and tell a story that is reflected in the lyrics’. This is a dream debut single - it can be downloaded and streamed now from all major digital outlets worldwide. The video can also be viewed on the 2 Tricky Project YouTube Channel.

Birmingham hosts UK’s largest supplier diversity conference

Birmingham enhanced its credentials as a centre of diversity in business as it hosted the MSDUK Conference and Awards on the 26th of September 2018. Birmingham was chosen ahead of London to play host to the UK’s largest supplier diversity conference, with VOX Conference Centre welcoming a worldwide audience. The two-day MSDUK Conference and Awards, which has been running for six years, was a must-attend event for Ethnic Minority Businesses who were

looking to drive inclusive procurement and connect with diverse likeminded businessmen and women. This year’s stellar line-up of speakers included news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Ava Vidal, stand-up comedian, Dinesh Dhamija, founder of Ebookers and Kai Nowosel, CPO of Accenture. They were joined by over 600 delegates, 200 entrepreneurs, 100 buyers, 60 exhibitors, 40 global brands and 50 supplier diversity leaders. Mayank Shah, CEO of MSDUK says:

“Innovation through diversity is set to power the UK economy over the next decade – this is the mantra behind this year’s Conference and Awards. It’s great to bring the event outside of London this year, and Birmingham is the perfect place for us. For over 10 years, MSDUK have been dedicated to improving diversity in entrepreneurship and driving inclusive procurement. We believe that supplier diversity is an economic and moral imperative. Innovation comes from a diversity of perspectives, so when we

limit who can contribute, we in turn limit what problems we can solve. The highlight of this two-day event was the eagerly-awaited awaited finale of the MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge, with 12 of the most innovative entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to investors and supply chain experts. This year’s finalists are: - Polipop (formerly Withlula), makes the first safely-flushable and biodegradable sanitary products - ThingTtrax, which specialises in Internet of Things manufacturing machines and brings disconnected machines online - RAB-Microfluidics, the company which downscales whole laboratory protocols onto a glass microchip - Hello Daisy Life, which provides set top boxes and networks for the elderly - The Cheeky Panda, which connects carbon neutral, ultra-sensitive healthy bamboo tissue products - Medixus, a company which connects healthcare workers across Africa - Twipes, which manufactures the world’s only truly flushable wipes - Zingr, which provides financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked in developing countries; - Audiowings, the specialist in smart headphones for workouts - Envirup, a company which provides insulated sidings systems for difficultto-insulate homes - VR:Calm offering virtual reality app for dementia sufferers - Mother Nature’s making refreshing drinks that are inspired by flavours from a diverse range of cultures.

The Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar (Burma) is regarded by the United Nations as one of the world’s most persecuted communities. Thousands have been killed and more than 500,000 forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh in the latest bloodshed which has seen their villages burned, their homes destroyed and their families torn apart. In total, more than 1 million Rohingya refugees are in Bangladesh where they are struggling for the basics of life like food, water, shelter and medicine. With the distribution of emergency aid inside Myanmar prevented by a government crackdown, Islamic Help is concentrating its efforts on supporting tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. We have been providing relief aid to the Rohingya community at refugee camps in and around Cox’s Bazaar for the last two years. As previously, our field office, partners and volunteers are distributing desperately need emergency supplies to help those who have fallen victim to the latest crisis. However, we need your support to do that. Please donate to our Rohingya emergency appeal today. Call 0121 446 5682 or online at islamichelp.org.uk


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Tolly Boy rice is now The negativity of the workshy in ready to Spread the Joy! the workplace What an exhilarating and rewarding journey it has been! 3 months and 20301 votes later, Tolly Boy couldn’t have seen a more wonderful response to their campaign. Today marks the celebration of communities coming together in support of a cause that truly gives back. African and Bangladeshi community groups went head-to-head to win a prestigious £10,000 prize donation.

Does the workshy attitude of some of your colleagues really annoy you? Maybe you think they’re not working hard enough or not as hard as you do - because, of course, we all believe we’re the hardest working – and their attitude stinks the place out? You know, the kind of people you unkindly refer to as slackers, blaggers, BS merchants, clock-watchers or other derogatory terms not suitable for a family publication. What happens when you find out they’re earning more than you, even though you’re in the same job roles? Do you sit there, quietly seething at how unfair the world is? Or does it send you into a psychotic rage in which you envisage unleashing your inner Incredible Hulk, rampaging through the offices and leaving behind a trail of destruction and havoc in which no one - especially your irksome colleague/s and unbearable manager/s - survives? Okay, that’s a bit extreme and fanciful. But if there are slackers in your office or workplace and it’s affecting you, other colleagues and the working environment, maybe it’s reassuring to know that you’re in the majority. According to the independent job board (or employment website, however you want to refer to it) CVLibrary, more than half of professionals in Birmingham said they work with people who they dislike or find frustrating, and who they believe don’t work hard enough. A third think this creates a negative workplace atmosphere and two thirds of the disaffected respondents said it made them want to leave the company. Not really surprising when you think about it. Negativity has a great way of transmitting disillusionment and disenchantment very quickly, and

like a virus can leave you feeling debilitated mentally if not physically. That’s not good for you, your employer or your business. “If you’re facing negative or difficult colleagues who make you want to leave your role, or cause low morale and a bad working environment, it might be time to discuss these feelings with your manager. After all, no one should be made to dislike their job by another’s bad attitude,” said Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library. Quite right. However, for various reasons the solution is not always as easy as a quite chat with your manager, and you can sometimes feel that you’re in a bit of a quandary. Do you put up with the negativity and its consequences, even though none of it is your doing, or do you leave for pastures new and a fresh beginning? I give you the complete cop out. I can’t answer that question! Ultimately it’s down to the individual, their personality and strength of character. One tip I would like to offer though is; don’t discuss your salary with your colleagues. None of them, no matter how good a friend they might be. Because, according to the aforementioned survey, while 94% of us claim we always support our colleagues, 1 in 5 of will become jealous if said colleague/s get a promotion. And a third of us experience that green-eyed monster when we find out they’re getting a pay rise or that we’ve not been earning as much as they have. For myself of course, I work with a lovely, endearing group in a brilliant workplace! Well….. Mohammed Ilyas is the Press & Publicity manager for the charity Islamic Help. The views expressed in this column are his personal opinions.

After months of anticipation and excitement, the Tolly Boy charitable campaign - Spread the Joy with Tolly Boy, has come to an enthralling end, bringing with it a wonderful new chapter. Tolly Boy is proud to announce Wapping Bangladesh Association as being their campaign champions, winning £10,000 of funding, after gaining 6527 votes. This generous amount will assist in continuing their efforts to improve the quality of life for their members. This will be seen through running their Healthy Eating Project, which will help benefit the lives of vulnerable elderly people living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Coming in second place, is NICOWF – The Nigerian Community in Waltham Forest with 6310 votes, who will receive an honourable prize donation of £5,000. This funding will work towards supplementing evening classes, where respectable local youth workers, professional social workers, and local celebrities will lecture on a weekly basis regarding the effects and consequences of gang culture. Finally, the community group that came in third place is the Bangladeshi Women’s Association, who will receive a prize donation of £2,500 from Tolly Boy. This funding will assist in providing employment and training surgeries for BAME women from disadvantaged

communities. Also hoping to provide practical office skills training to nurture women into future employment. The Spread the Joy with Tolly Boy campaign, saw communities and charity groups work together across the UK, gathering an overwhelming response of 20301 votes, with projects ranging from healthcare, education, women’s empowerment, childcare, victim support, elderly care and social welfare. Throughout the campaign, Tolly Boy rice has been working closely with each of the community groups to promote their initiatives and causes to the wider community, making a difference at the grassroot level. As a token of support and appreciation to the continuous efforts of these groups, Tolly Boy rice will be donating £500 to the remaining community groups. Steven Perry, Senior Brand Manager from Tolly Boy, shared some of his thoughts saying: “Tolly Boy has been a

part of the community since 1962, and through this initiative, we endeavoured to bring the community together by supporting and promoting causes that will make a real difference to them. Through this campaign, we have partnered the community from their dining tables to their neighbourhoods and are happy to see our efforts in making a difference to communities - where it matters the most.” Echoing their views, Wapping Bangladesh Association said: “Our group was born out of the necessity to foster and strengthen the bond between locals and Bangladeshis, and it is great to see a brand like Tolly Boy which has been an integral part of our community meals, to come out and support our cause. The funding will help us in empowering the people of our community, but the campaign has helped us get the word out to the wider community beyond London.” While the campaign has come to an end, Tolly Boy has ensured the community comes together in a holistic manner to the spread the joy where it matters the most. Tolly Boy congratulates Wapping Bangladesh Association, NICOWF and Bangladeshi Women’s Association on their win, and supports and wishes luck to all the community groups with their endeavours of helping Bangladeshi and African communities.

Blood found at Blackburn Mosque Andrew Lord, 30, has been jailed for 14 weeks after pleading guilty for burglary of Masjid Saliheen, a local Muslim Mosque on Disbury Street in Blackburn. CCTV evidence helped to prosecute Lord, recording a man kicking his way inside the office to the Mosque and then using a metal bar to break a window into the prayer room. The prosecutor, Tracy Yates stated that forensic evidence identified the male shown in the footage as Lord: “As he broke the window he cut his hand and lost a significant amount of blood,” said Mrs Yates. Lord has no fixed address and broke into the Mosque intending to steal money and other valuables. After being arrested and placed on bail, he had failed to adhere to his post-custodial supervision and found to be in posses-

sion of the class B drugs cannabis and amphetamine. The Magistrate Chairman declared that Lord had been offered aid by the probation service, but had failed to accept it under his own account. The court was also informed that Lord had not kept his first appointment or held any substantial contact with the probation service at all. The defence, Jonathan Taylor, claimed that after his release from jail, the accused had simply “buried his head in the sand.” He further said that Lord had issues with heroin and other substances in the past which had caused him to lose his sense of selfcontrol. Taylor further stated: “I think he realises that he [Lord] has just been waiting for everything to catch up to him so he can start again.” The Mosque is currently still undergoing a renovation worth up to £150,000

Manisha Bhanot since it was broken into during the summer of this year. The renovation has been completely funded by the Blackburn council and the donations of regular worshippers in the area. At the time of the break-in, members of the Mosque reported of their feelings of high distress on hearing the news of the attempted robbery. Masjid-E-Saliheen has been established in the area since 1995 and can cater for up to 1,000 worshippers in total. The building consists of three separate wings separated by a partition door to the main area of the mosque. There is also a staircase linking to the evening supplementary school where worshippers can further study Islam and Arabic during the later hours of the day.


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India could construct buildings out of recycled bottles

Research has shown that if you replace sand in concrete with plastic waste, then it could solve a national sand shortage and will also reduce growing amounts of rubbish on its streets. The University of Bath-led project was selected to receive the 2018 Atlas Award in recognition of its potential impact on developing societies around the world. According to research, small particles which are made completely from plastic bottles could replace atleast 10% of the sand in the concrete mixture, potentially saving 820 million tonnes of sand each year. Other materials include plastic bags which were trailed. However, bottles which were ground and graded to match sand particle proved to perform the best. India is one of the world’s fastestgrowing economies. A booming construction sector has led to a surge in the cost and demand for sand. Unregulated sand extraction that comes from riverbeds has come increasingly

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widespread and is now banned in many Indian states, after fears that it could lead to coastal erosion and an unstable fishing industry. The growth in India’s urban population also suggests that plastic waste has become a significant problem, with 15,000 tons of it dumped on the streets daily due to a lack of recycling facilities. Cambridge University lecturer in concrete structures, John Orr, who has completed the research while he was working at the University of Bath, had said the findings could help to tackle both problems. He said: “Typically when you put an inert, man-made material like plastic into concrete, you lose a bit of strength because the plastic material doesn’t bond to the cement paste in the material in the same way that a sand particle would.” “The key challenge here was to have a limit between a small reduction in strengths, which we achieved, and using an appropriate amount of plastic to make it worthwhile.” “It is really a viable material for use in some areas of construction that might help us to tackle issues of not being able to recycle the plastic and meeting a demand for sand.” The research, in partnership with Goa Engineering College, India, has recently been published in the journal Construction and Building Materials.

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British Pharmacist Held in Syria for Suspected Links to Islamic State

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A man from the UK claiming to be a pharmacist is being interrogated by the Syrian Democratic Forces close to the Iraqi border. The investigation is being run under allegations of the man having been a fighter for the Islamic State. A video of the man, who is named Anwar Miah, was posted on the International Volunteers Report Twitter account. The group also claim he had been seized in the city of Deir ez-Zor over a month ago. In the video Miah is blindfolded and seemingly has his hands restrained behind his back. He speaks with a noticeable Birmingham accent and states: “I’m a qualified pharmacist from the UK” and that he has been in Syria for “just under four years.” A representative of Sky News claimed that the operative of the Twitter account said they had to wait several weeks to post the interrogation video of Miah. This was because the Briton was being

questioned by both Americans and Kurds, and they did not want to encounter any problems with these groups. Further on in the video, Miah states that he entered Syria in order to: “work with the general people” and to “help people” within their “general hospitals.” A published article in the 2014 edition of the Pharmacist’s Trade Magazine records a man with a shared name to Anwair Miah being struck off the Pharmacists’ register. This was reportedly done after he and a colleague were inventing false employees in order to conceal low staffing levels at their pharmacy based in Birmingham. The magazine also released the Chemist and Druggist records in the same year Miah allegedly moved to Syria. When further questioned if he was a member of ISIS [also called Daesh], Miah states: “The areas I worked in were controlled by Daesh.” He further says that he “worked with the general

people” and “general hospitals”, and that he “can’t do anything” about the fact that these areas were controlled by the IS. Miah’s detention follows after two members of the ISIS group called “The Beatles” were captured earlier this year. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were also seized by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The SDF told Sky News they would wait for a court to prove the two were directly part of the group which had held 20 hostages and overseen the beheading of seven. Travel to Syria is not recommended for British nationals due to the extremely volatile and dangerous ongoing situation between the US and IS forces in the area. Due to the fact all UK counsellor services are suspended in Syria; it is also increasingly difficult to monitor the whereabouts and safety of Britons there.

Two New Automakers Enter the Pakistani Market

Many foreign automakers have entered the Pakistani market after the auto policy 2016-21. Different automakers from China, Korea and France are eager to invest in the Pakistani auto market and locally produce the vehicles in Pakistan. Two Chinese Automakers Beijing Automobile Works and LIFAN will be joining the Pakistan market. Both companies will receive approval for entry into the country. Engineering Development Board (EDB) have confirmed that the two automakers will be introducing vehicles in Pakistan. LIFAN will be entering the Pakistani market to collaborate with Pak China

Motors. The file of the company will be approved by the Ministry of Industries and Production (MOIP). Beijing Automobile Works (BAW) will be entering the Pakistani market and collaborating with the local partner Cavalier Autos. The company has also applied for Greenfield status. If they receive approval from relevant authorities, then they will be able to set up their assembly plants in Pakistan. Both the automakers are set to launch Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) in Pakistan. Besides these two, there are many other foreign companies which have collaborated with local companies and are

setting up their auto plants in Pakistan like Renault, Sazgar Engineering Works, Hyundai-Nishat, Changan Master Motors, United Motor and Kia-lucky Motor. Hyundai are planning to launch imported vehicles in Pakistan and Renault are also launching five new cars in the country. Kia Motors will also be introducing vehicles including Sportage, Kia Picanto and Carnival & K2700. There are also rumours that Ford might also join the Pakistani market and Haier group is rumoured to be launching vehicles in the country.


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angladesh has a population that exceeds to 160 million. When we think of Bangladesh, we think poverty, however in the last few years Bangladesh has made significant progress in the economic sector. Bangladesh has been elevated from the low-income country (LIC) to the lower middle-income country. However, the poor aren’t going anywhere. There are many issues in Bangladesh such as political instability, malnutrition and the growing population that is threatening to undermine Bangladesh’s earned progress. Still, we all tend to ask who the richest folks are in this country, what they do and how they gained wealth. Quick Facts on the Wealth of Bangladeshi People

1. Moosa Bin Shamshert Popularly known as “Prince Musa”, Mr Moosa is considered the richest person in Bangladesh. From time to time, he makes national headlines for his extravagant lifestyle. Early Life Moosa Bin Shamsher was born on 15th October 1945 in Faridpur, Bangladesh. He was a son of Shamsher Ali Molla. Mr Molla was a first-class officer in the British Indian Government. As a young student, Mossa showed exceptional brilliance. He passed his college life

at Faridpur Rajendra College and went to California State University to study Economics. Business Career He founded DATCO; a manpower exporting company. DATCO remains an important company in exporting manpower. Besides exporting manpower, Moosa started investing in weapon and arm business. The venture quickly piled up his wealth. His net worth is over $12 billion.

2. Salman F Rahman A controversial figure and at times much disliked for his alleged involvement in Share Market looting, Salman F Rahman remains one of the richest persons in Bangladesh. Early Career Mr Salman and his brother, in 1966, picked up their family’s jute mill and started producing jute-based products. After the liberation war in 1971, the Bangladesh Government nationalized the mill. BEXIMCO

In 1972, Salman and his brother founded the renowned company, known as Bangladesh Export Import Company (BEXIMCO). Under the company, they started exporting a multitude of products to Europe, with seafood and crushed bones being the main products. In 1976, Rahman brothers founded Beximco Pharma. With a net worth of $1.3 billion, Salman F Rahman is the world’s 1,685th richest person.

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• In 2000, the wealth of people in Bangladesh possessed amounted to $78 billion. In 2015, the amount grew to $237 billion. • Since 1975, the number of millionaires in Bangladesh has increased 492 times over the last three and a half decades. • Bangladesh had 47 millionaires in 1975, but now Bangladesh has over 25,000 millionaires. • According to Bangladesh Bank, as of 31st December 2009, 23,130 millionaires deposited 1,00,544 crore BDT with the banking sector. • The amount of wealth owned by the richest in Bangladesh is worth over $15 billion, which accounts for over 6% of Bangladesh people’s overall wealth.

6. Ahmad Akbar Sobhan He is the chairman and founder of one of the most valuable companies in Bangladesh and an important figure in the country’s business activities. With a net worth exceeding $500 million, Mr Sobhan is the 6th richest Bangladeshi. Early Life and Career Ahmad Akbar Sobhan was born on 15th February 1952. In 1978, Mr Sobhan started enterprise businesses and commercial trading. Under the parent company,

East West Property Development (Pvt) Ltd., the group of businesses started their journey. Bashundhara Group He currently chairs the group of enterprises dealing with paper, steel and engineering, tissue, LP Gas, sanitary napkin, cement, multi-paper, food and beverage, galvanized iron pipe, etc. The group of industries is known as Bashundhara Group.

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7. Giasuddin Al Mamun If there was a competition for the people who used up political favour the most, then Giasuddin Mamun would have been a champion. Corruption Charges He is often criticized for using his political influence to fuel his business ambitions. It is alleged that he was given loans at little to

no interest rate and he paid nothing against the loans. He acquired wealth that is subject to investigations. The Anti-Corruption Commission in Bangladesh filed charges against him. His net worth is $400 million.

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Ziaur Rahman and Khalenda Zia. His father was the 7th President of Bangladesh. And, his mother served as Prime Minister of Bangladesh twice. He studied at the University of Dhaka. Much controversy surrounds the source of his income. The Anti Corruption Commission in Bangladesh filed 12 cases against him.

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Early Life Mr Alamgir was born in 1942. He earned his PhD in economics from Boston University. He was the former state minister of home affairs. He attained various administrative positions during the tenure of the Awami League Government.

4. Sajeeb Wazed The person who spearheads the Bangladesh Government’s ambitious program called Digital Bangladesh is none other than Sajeeb Wazed. The program seeks to integrate digital technologies in Bangladesh’s lifestyle. Early Life He is the son of Bangladesh’s current Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina. He was born on 27th July 1971. His father was a nuclear

5. Sayed Abul Hossain scientist. He studied at Harvard University. Controversy He currently serves as an IT Advisor to Bangladesh Government. His source of income is also questionable and subject to controversy. As he’s criticized often for using his mother’s influence to gain financial advantage and develop his business. His net worth is almost $1 billion.

9. Ragib Ali Very popular for his philanthropic activities, Ragib Ali is also one of the richest Bangladeshis. Early Life He was born on 10 October 1938. He pursued his higher education in the United Kingdom. He is the epitome of a person starting from scratch and making it big. He started as an ordinary waiter,

A business mogul, yet so controversial; with a net worth of almost $1 billion, Abul Hossain is the 5th richest Bangladeshi. Early Life Sayed Abul Hossain was born on 1st October 1951. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Dhaka University. He is a member of the current ruling party,

Bangladesh Awami League. He’s been serving as a member of the parliament since 1972. Padma Bridge Scandal In 2012, World Bank reported that Abul Hossain was one of the corruption conspirators in Padma Bridgetender. He also faces numerous allegations of being involved in corruption cases.

10. Iqbal Ahmed but through dint of hard work and honesty, he became a leading entrepreneur. Career Mr Ali leads Sylhet Tea Company Ltd. and owns several other tea estates in Chittagong and Sylhet. He’s the founder of numerous educational institutions. His net worth is $250 million.

With a net worth of $250 million, Iqbal Ahmed is the 10th richest Bangladeshi. He is a Bangladeshiborn British entrepreneur. Early Life He was born on 4th August 1956. He studied at the City College in Westminster. His source of fortune is the importation of shrimp. He leads two companies, named Seamark and Ibco. The companies deal with the hotel and real estate

development, shipping, food, and hospitality. Bottom Line – of the world’s billionaires, few still hail from poverty-ridden countries. Bangladesh is the stark example. The richest in Bangladesh also prove you don’t have to born into wealth to gain wealth. By dint of assiduity, industry and entrepreneurial skill, you can surely gain success.

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Vision Saudization and implications for expats By Anshu Sachdeva Many Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia have favourable tax structures and large employment opportunities, making them a viable destination for expats. Saudi Arabia in 2015 was worldwide ranked third for having the largest population of foreigners with 10.4 million expatriates working on the kingdom. However, in recent times, a record number of foreign workers left Saudi Arabia. More than 667,000 foreigners have left the country since the beginning of 2017, which is the biggest overflow so far. Kingdom imposes higher fees on expatriate’s employment and companies grappling with a sluggish economy have been seen laying off staff. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been trying to reduce their role as part of his push to overhaul the economy and get more Saudis working in the private sector. The government introduced a monthly $26.70 fee on expat dependents a year ago, which is set to rise gradually to $106 a month by July 2020. Part of Prince Mohammed’s ambitious plan to modernise the nation and decrease its dependence on oil includes creating 1.2m private sector jobs and reducing unemployment to 9 per cent by 2020. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has taken major steps to make the “Saudization” process a reality. The kingdom’s “Saudization” process aims to nationalise its workforce by reducing its reliance on foreign labour. The number of foreign workers declined by 6 percent in the first three months of 2018. More than 234,000 expats left the kingdom during the same period. In just 18 months, more than 800,000 expats have left the country. The number exceeds an estimation in 2017 which claimed 670,000 expats would leave Saudi Arabia by 2020. Vision 2030 also aims to develop non-oil-related industries, support small and medium enterprises, increase the participation of Saudi women in the workforce, and create a broader investment base in the country. Earlier last year, there were a lot of talks that Saudi Arabia is said to be considering landmark changes plans to allow foreign workers to become self-employed, or set up their own businesses in the kingdom, in return for paying taxes. Plans were expected to allow expats in certain professions to work without a sponsor.

About the columnist: Anshu is the founder and business head of boutique research firm based out of India. She has over ten years of corporate experience in consulting and research. She holds a masters degree in business management and is passionate about the application of research to do business faster, better, cheaper. She can be reached at anshu.sachdeva@researchpal.in

India cancels UN meeting with Pakistan

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India has refused to go into talks with Pakistan at the 73rd session of the United Nations assembly this year. The cancellation comes less than 24 hours after India agreed to have the countries’ respective ministers discuss matters of foreign policy together formally for the first time in three years. The cancellation from India follows a further dispute over the occupation of the Himalayan territories of Indonesia was hit with a horrific earthquake and tsunami and has left at least 844 people dead. The Earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi. Most of the dead were from the city of Palu; however, it is still unknown how many are dead from other coastal towns. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho has said the death toll increased by 12. The 7.5 magnitude quake struck on Friday 28th September, which created a tsunami that had swept waves ashore as high as 20ft. Many buildings had collapsed, and rescuers worked to free survivors. Electricity is down in the affected area, queues at petrol stations around Palu have reportedly stretched for kilometres. The international committee of Red Cross says that 178 of their aid workers are on the ground in the area. Thousands of people have tried to flee Palu via the city’s airport, and more than 1,400 prisoners are

Jammu and Kashmir. On Wednesday the 19th of September 2018, Maleeha Lodhi, the UN ambassador to Pakistan argued to persuade India to allow a UN resolution to the problem. She suggested Kashmir’s fate be decided by an assembly administered referendum on the location’s sovereignty. Pakistan’s neighbouring country fired back as Syed Akbaruddin, India’s ambassador to the UN, has

called the international body of the assembly “ill-suited to perform mediation” of the issue “in every circumstance.” The cancellation of the 73rd session meeting has happened now only days after. Raveesh Kumar, Delhi’s foreign affairs spokesman, declared refusal of India to attend the assembly in New York later this October. The meeting was intended to take place between India and Pakistan’s

foreign ministers; Sushma Swaraj and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, but now has been called off due to India’s accusations of Pakistan as formulating their own “evil” and non-peaceful agenda. Kumar mentioned the insurgency scene within the Himalayan territory of Kashmir, which it claims is funded and militarised by Islamabad on Pakistan’s account. He also cited the discovery of the dead bodies of three Indian police officers discovered in the area. On the same day, China refused to back either Pakistan or India on the issue and declared that the dispute was solely for the two countries to solve between themselves. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang released the following statement: “The Kashmir issue is an issue leftover from history... China hopes India and Pakistan can increase dialogue and communication, and properly handle relevant issues and jointly safeguard peace and stability.” The Pakistani government has responded to India’s cancellation of the meeting with deep disappointment. They have declared to constantly feeling the need to resolve the on-going disputes between the two countries peacefully, and owing it to the future generations of Pakistan and the prosperity of their people in order to do so. The government further released the following statement: “In our view, dialogue and diplomacy are the only constructive way forward for the two countries to address mutual concerns, rebuild trust, resolve longstanding disputes and establish durable peace in South Asia.”

Indonesia tsunami: death toll rises to 844

missing from local jails in the area. The bodies of the victims have been buried in a mass grave located near Palu.

The grave has space for more than 1,000 people. At least 600 people were wounded in the disaster and are being treated

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Luxury Central London Estate Agency Kay & Co to Join U.S.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its franchise network into the London market by signing an agreement with luxury estate agency Kay & Co. Starting November 2018; the agency will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co. The signing marks the second global franchisee of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices following Rubina Real Estate of Berlin in May. Kay & Co plans expansion in the prime central London market through acquisitions and joint ventures with best-in-class agencies, and the addition of up to 10 standalone offices over the next decade. “London has been among our highest priorities as a key center for international business and an attractive market for global capital looking to invest in property,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of the network. “We are thrilled to enter the market with Kay & Co, a brokerage known for exceptional leadership, knowledgeable, tenured agents and relentless client service. As important, the company’s core values and growth aspirations match those of our own, steeped in trust, integrity, stability and longevity.” Kay & Co, founded in 1982 by Chairman Samuel Bikhit, remains independently owned and operated. It serves London’s upscale Mayfair, Hyde Park, Marylebone, Regent’s Park, King’s Cross, Bayswater, Paddington and West End districts. The estate agency was recently named “Smaller Managing Agent of the Year” at the prestigious ARMA ACE Awards, which recognize the U.K.’s leading residential asset managers and suppliers. It is also a perennial honoree of the British Property Awards, a recognition program that ultimately helps consumers choose estate agencies. “We are proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to London,” said Bikhit. “We believe Londoners and our many American clients in the city will embrace the brand and understand its marketing appeal.” Martin Bikhit, Kay & Co’s managing director, added: “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. London is a global hub that attracts people from around the world and as specialists in the central London property market we are confident that London will remain a desirable choice for many.”

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Timing for his agency’s brand transition is ideal as an influx of corporations to London will likely drive demand for luxury residential real estate, Martin Bikhit said. “We believe there will be a surge of home-buyer interest in areas across central London, driven by the arrival of global tech giants Apple in Battersea Power Station, Twitter in Soho, Instagram and Snap - the parent company of Snapchat - in Fitzrovia and Google and Facebook in King’s Cross,” he explained. “These companies and others have made informed decisions to establish hubs in London. Their employees will need homes in the months and years ahead, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co will be ready to help.” With their network membership, Kay & Co gains access to the brand’s Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides global listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for highend listings. “Our longstanding clients are going to benefit from this international alliance, which will open up opportunities with fellow Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees,” Martin Bikhit said. “We are joining a network of top U.S. and German estate agencies and as such we’re very excited for the future.”

Samuel Bikhit reflected that his family-owned estate agency has matured nicely over the years. “Kay & Co steps forward to a whole new era with a wealth of experience serving the central London market our team dearly loves,” he said. “We’ve seen boom times and we’ve endured challenging times. The experience has given us a unique insight and understanding of the areas and clients we serve, and that knowledge is hard to beat.” Kay and Co will commemorate its brand membership in November at a gala celebration in London attended by agents, guests and representatives from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co Celebrating its 36th year, Kay & Co. is a luxury London estate agency focused on the sale, letting and building management of the capital’s finest and most exclusive properties and boutique new developments. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Irvine, CA-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks, with 47,000+ agents and nearly 1,400 offices named to the brand since its launch in September 2013. The brand was recently recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.

Due to its lack of gender balance, the technology industry has been in the hot seat recently. However, it is not the only industry whose upper echelons remain male-dominated. According to reports the multibillion-dollar beauty industry which sells primarily to women has become the biggest company worldwide and are mostly run by men. This suggests that men are the helm of the companies that decide the size of a mascara wand and the shade of a lipstick Women-led start-ups are changing the beauty industry as they are attracting more money from venture capital funds, and even shareholder groups are adding pressure to existing companies, forcing them to be diverse in their leadership. According to the research group, Ledbetter, which maintains a database on the number of women who hold a leadership position in the beauty industry, many beauty companies either have little or no female representation. The top cosmetic companies such as, Bath and Body Works (which is owned by L Brands), Revlon and luxury conglomerate LVMH (which owns brands such as Make Up For Ever, Fresh

and Benefit Cosmetics), are all owned by men, meanwhile Estee Lauder’s company has a few women in executive positions. According to the Ledbetter database, women occupy 24 percent of executive positions and 34 percent of board seats at the personal care companies. Companies such as Birchbox or Ipsy, which are led by women, have a female president and a male CEO. This company offers more personalised information including subscription boxes that contain beauty samples which are selected to match customer’s interests. Many beauty start-ups are entering the market just as online shopping and other trends are changing the business industry. A few companies are taking the non-traditional route into the industry, such as Ipsy co-founder Michelle Phan, who has over 8 million subscribers by creating makeup tutorials on YouTube. Also, founder and CEO of StyleSeat Melody McCloskey has an online platform that allows clients to connect with beauty services and she has said that many consumers are moving away from retail and salons and towards speciality outlets and online retailers.


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Vinson & Elkins Announce New Edition to its Business

Vinson & Elkins announced the addition of internationally recognised capital markets partner Noel Hughes to its global Leveraged Finance practice, enhancing the firm’s capabilities in cross-border leveraged finance and high-yield debt offerings. Hughes, previously with Sidley Austin, will reside in V&E’s London office. “We are excited to welcome Noel to the firm,” said V&E chairman Mark Kelly. “He will bring significant experience and knowledge to our clients across the globe as we continue to strengthen our global leveraged finance practice.” Hughes’ practice focuses on international capital markets and crossborder leveraged finance transactions, with a particular focus on high-yield bond financings. He advises issuer and underwriter clients, as well as alternative capital investors on a broad range of transactions, including high-yield debt offerings, debt liability management transactions and U.S. securities law matters. While it is expected that Hughes will concentrate on transactions sourced from the London office, it is also anticipated that he will support the continuing growth of the firm’s HighYield Offerings practice in the U.S., which is consistently highly ranked for both issuer and underwriter representation across all industries. “I was attracted to V&E because of its robust capital markets and finance practices, its global footprint and

obvious dedication to growing its corporate presence in London,” Hughes said. “The synergy between my practice and many of the firm’s clients makes this a great place to begin this new chapter of my career.” Hughes has been recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers UK (2015-2018), with clients noting in the most recent edition that he can “bring the business context to negotiations” and complimenting him for being “very analytical and always on top of things.” “Noel has earned an excellent reputation in London and beyond as a top caliber high-yield practitioner and his energy and enthusiasm for building the practice really made him stand out to us,” said Jeff Eldredge, Co-Head of the firm’s Corporate Department. “As we strategically expand our London corporate group, we are focused on bringing in lawyers like Noel, who bring experience and insight that will benefit our clients across the world.” V&E’s internationally recognised Leveraged Finance team has represented borrowers, lenders, issuers and underwriters since the inception of the market. With approximately 275 high-yield debt offerings completed since the beginning of 2011, the firm’s global High-Yield Offerings practice combines a historical understanding of the market with valuable insight into current market and industry trends gained through constant exposure to deal flow.

TripAdvisor, the global leader in online review fraud prevention, commended the result of a pivotal legal ruling in Italy which saw a persistent online review fraudster sentenced to jail. In one of the first legal cases of its kind, the Criminal Court of Lecce ruled that writing fake reviews using a false identity is criminal conduct under Italian criminal law. The owner of PromoSalento, which sold fake review packages to hospitality businesses in Italy, was sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay approximately 8,000 Euros in costs and damages. Paid review fraud – when companies or individuals ‘sell’ fake reviews to business owners – is a violation of the law in many jurisdictions, but this is one of the first cases of enforcement resulting in a criminal conviction. TripAdvisor supported the prosecution of PromoSalento as a civil claimant by sharing evidence from its extensive in-house fraud investigations and providing support from its Italian legal counsel. Review fraud is something TripAdvisor takes extremely seriously, employing advanced tracking technology and a dedicated team of investigators to catch paid review companies and prevent them from operating on the site. More information on TripAdvisor’s in-house investigation into PromoSalento can be found here.

TripAdvisor welcomes the opportunity to work with enforcement authorities, including the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the US Federal Trade Commission, to share information and support their efforts to tackle online fake reviews. Brad Young, VP, Associate General Counsel, TripAdvisor, said: “We see this as a landmark ruling for the Internet. Writing fake reviews has always been fraud, but this is the first time we’ve seen someone sent to jail as a result.” “We invest a lot in fraud prevention and we’re successful at tackling it – since 2015, we’ve put a stop to the activity of more than 60 different paid review companies worldwide. However, we can only do so much alone, which is why we’re eager to collaborate with regulators and law enforcement authorities to support their prosecutions.” “Online reviews play a major role in tourism and consumer purchasing decisions, but it’s important everyone plays by the rules,” said Mr Pascal Lamy, Chairman, World Committee on Tourism Ethics, UNWTO. “Fake reviews clearly contravene the World Committee on Tourism Ethics guidelines, which we published last year to guide the responsible use of ratings and reviews on digital platforms. The recommendations were developed in collaboration

with TripAdvisor, Minube and Yelp and we know that industry collaboration has an important role to play in tackling review fraud.” The global travel community is a vital partner in the fight against paid review fraud and evidence shared by business owners approached by paid review companies is particularly valuable. Anyone approached or contacted by companies or individuals offering fake reviews should not engage with them but share that information with TripAdvisor directly at paidreviews@ tripadvisor.com. All reports made to our Content Integrity team will be investigated and any information, no matter how minor, can help. TripAdvisor has recently launched a new online information resource where people can learn more about how the company moderates reviews and protects its content. New articles will be added regularly addressing popular topics such as how TripAdvisor moderates reviews, or determines whether a review is biased. The site also features a behind-the-scenes series profiling the vital work of our review fraud investigators, with new investigation cases studies added regularly. About TripAdvisor TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site enables travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 661 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.7 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travellers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travellers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisorbranded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 456 million average monthly unique visitors, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.


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5 money saving tips when selling your home

Your home is undoubtedly the most valuable asset for the vast majority of us and selling it will cost thousands. Using the money saving tips in this article should reduce the cost of moving home. Estate Agent fees vary, so shop around and don’t forget to haggle and play one off against the other. You should aim for 1% commission, also push then to limit the tie-in period to no more than 6 weeks, this gives then enough time to sell the house, but if they can’t you can move to another agent without going “multi-agent” which will increase the fee to about 3%+, a big no-no! Ensure you get a fair valuation, never tell an estate agent what other agencies have valued your house at. They will use this to manipulate its offer, often resulting in wide distortions. It is false economy to go for the cheapest solicitors, so get recommendations from all the estate agents you speak to and remember to ask for the name of specific people, rather than just the legal firms. Give them a call and ask what their charges are, also note whether they are they friendly, helpful, and most important efficient? Fees are negotiable so haggle! Play off each one against the other to get yourself the best service at the best price. Selling your house privately can save thousands. One in twenty vendors are now taking the DIY route which could save you thousands. That is a massive money saving tip, but there are a couple of downsides, basically “time and

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effort”. You could consider newspaper advertising, flyers and signs. Newspapers usually charge per line or per word so try to keep your advert as brief as possible without making it uninteresting. The simplest way would to sell your house yourself is to use one of the many online house selling services. Obviously, it is best to sell your house when the market is strong, and demand is high, so keep an eye on the local property market. Generally, the market tends to be stronger in early and late summer than the rest of the year, so aim to sell your house then. Also avoid competing with your neighbours so if there are already a few “For Sale” signs on your street, it might be better to wait a bit.

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Research has shown that a poor presented house can take longer to sell and may reduce the price by thousands. So get your paint brushes out, give your home a lick of paint and finish all of those DIY jobs which are outstanding. Also, talk to the estate agent about adding value to your property, it may be worth spending a bit of cash to make some more. However, be careful not to over spend, you might not get your money back, so talk all planned improvements through with your estate agent. If you are determined to save money when selling your home, do some more research, as they say knowledge is power.

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The fitness equipment that turns human effort into electricity

Imagine if the energy produced during a cardio workout could be harnessed to reduce a gym’s overall electricity consumption? That concept is now a reality as SportsArt, the green fitness company, launches its innovative new ECO-POWR range of sustainable fitness equipment into the UK and Europe, including “Verde” - the world’s first energy-producing treadmill. ECO-POWR products harness up to 74% of the kinetic energy produced during a workout, converting it into electricity that can be pumped back into the local grid, offsetting a significant portion of a gym’s energy consumption. A single workout on an ECO-POWR machine can produce up to 200 watts per hour of electricity and a full “green circuit” of equipment could generate 2000 watts per hour - the equivalent of running a washing machine for six hours. This is good news for gym owners looking to reduce their electricity bills, and should also help them to attract new members, with studies showing that two-thirds of people (and 73% of ‘millennials’) prefer to buy from sustainable brands.

The first products of their kind to be launched in the UK, ECO-POWR equipment is already being used at Eco Gym in Brighton and is expected to start appearing at gyms and health clubs around the country in 2019. Andy Little, Partner at Eco Gym, said, “We believe we all have a responsibility to look after the planet along with our minds and bodies. Along with SportsArt and the ECO-POWR range we are pioneering the move to sustainable fitness.” The new ECO-POWR range consists of six individual pieces of equipment: • “Verde” Treadmill • Elliptical • Upright Cycle • Recumbent Cycle • Indoor Cycle • “Verso” - Cross Trainer All pieces in the range can be connected to create a “green circuit” within any existing facility, with wifi connectivity that allows the user to track their own workout and the energy they’ve generated through the free SA WELL+ app.

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According to research released by City & Guilds Group, thirty-two percent of businesses still feel there is a significant skills shortage in the UK, with nine out of ten companies surveyed admitting that it is often a struggle to recruit the skills they need. Many of the skills companies are seeking are practical work-based skills or skills developed through industry-specific experience. Immensus Associates, a fresh thinking sales and marketing firm believe that this skills shortage highlights the importance of offering young people well-rounded career guidance, and teaching them that a university degree isn’t the only route to success. Further research from City & Guilds Group found that while 69 percent of young people plan to go to university, only 30 percent of jobs on the market today are graduate positions. This suggests that many young people may find greater professional success through alternative routes to the workplace and that companies could close the skills gap by increasing their investment in in-house skills training.

Immensus Associates believes that everyone has the potential to be great, regardless of whether they have a degree or not. The firm is focused on developing its people; helping them to build practical, sought-after skills in a vibrant and busy business environment. “There is no limit on how you can develop here. We always want our people to be in charge of their own futures. We’ve built a culture where people can be mentored by the most experienced and successful sales professionals in the industry. These individuals take personal responsi-

bility for the development of others, challenging them daily so they can reach their full potential”, outlines a spokesperson from Immensus Associates. Immensus Associates is committed to levelling the playing field and helping young people build sustainable lifelong success. Those interested in learning more about Immensus Associates and its inclusive opportunities are invited to contact the firm at info@immensus-associates.com.

CAPSE Announces the China Travel Awards in UK

At the 2018 Aviation Festival held in London, CAPSE (Civil Aviation Passenger Service Evaluation) and IAR (Institute for Aviation Research) jointly presented the China Travel Awards to many major global airlines, which attracted a large audience of over 120 airlines and airports, 150 exhibition booths and 3,000 attendees from around the world. It was the first time for CAPSE to present the China Travel Awards to global airlines at an international aviation conference. The China Travel Awards are awarded by CAPSE from the perspective of Chinese passengers and were created to recognise the achievements generated by airlines who merit the bespoke award. The various award winners are evaluated based on the analysis of passengers’ reviews across the whole process of services. Awards Methodology At the China Travel Awards ceremony, CAPSE presented various awards in air travel to airlines. The awards were based on the all-weather collected flight evaluation of Chinese passengers. The surveyed passengers included not only ordinary economy class passengers and premium passengers from the first and business class but also the ultra premium members from Air Topper Club of CAPSE. Diversified participants ensured the authenticity and validity of the data. The survey covered 334 airlines and 788 airports globally on 5,428 international routes from China to the rest of the world; a total of 10,992 flights were evaluated and over 200,000 questionnaires were collected. The China Travel Awards Winners - Air Travel The awards are given for passenger satisfaction related to two critical elements pertaining to the flight experience which consist of In-flight entertainment and onboard catering. “Best Onboard Catering” and “Best In-Flight Entertainment” were voted based on flights from China to five international regions that include: Europe, North America, Oceania, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. Best Onboard Catering: • North American Routes:

Hainan Airlines • European Routes: China Southern Airlines • Australasian Routes: Xiamen Airlines • Southeast Asian Routes: Singapore Airlines • Northeast Asian Routes: All Nippon Airways Best In-Flight Entertainment: • North American Routes: Cathay Pacific Airways • European Routes: Emirates • Australasian Routes: Cathay Pacific Airways • Southeast Asian Routes: Singapore Airlines • Northeast Asian Routes: Japan Airlines Senior representatives from these winning airlines attended the ceremony and received the prizes, including Annie Ling, Head of Customer Experience Digital of Cathy Pacific; Dr. Akiwa Mistsumasu, Vice President of Products & Services Japan Airlines; Rashid Nazir, Senior Sales Executive of Emirates; Darrell CHIA, Assistant Station Manager for London Office of Singapore Airlines; Mr.Jian ZHANG, GM, China Southern Airlines UK office; Mr. Jiuzhou YANG, GM , Hainan Airlines Britain office of International; and Ying YUE, GM of Xiamen Airlines Amsterdam. About CAPSE Founded in 2012, CAPSE (Civil Aviation Passenger Service Evaluation) is an independent third-party organization of civil aviation service based in China. CAPSE focuses on data consultation and service solutions with a brand mission statement: “improve passenger experience through active listening”. With the support of CARNOC.com and benefiting from nineteen years of experience and expertise in the civil aviation industry, CAPSE evaluates civil aviation service based on objective measurements from multiple dimensions that give insight into service trends and provide solutionbased consulting services by researching travellers’ service requirements and the effect of new technology on service.


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How to get started with Internet Banking

The specific ins and outs of how your Internet banking will work vary depending on which bank you’re with. However, there are many things that banks do the same or very similarly, so it is worth taking a second to learn about how Internet banking works in general as well as reading the information your bank sends you. To begin with, you have to register for Internet banking, if you didn’t do it when you set up your account. This is generally a matter of simply walking into your bank or phoning them and saying “I’d like to sign up for Internet banking”. They will then send you a series of letters with various PIN numbers and passwords (occasionally including a physical security device with a numeric keypad), along with instructions on how to use them to access your Internet banking. Once you’re in, you should be presented with a list of your accounts (if you have more than one) or a list of your recent transactions. This allows you to quickly see the status of all

your accounts and what has happened to them recently. From here, you can access pages where you can make various kinds of one-off payments, and set up or cancel regular payments. To make a one-off payment, such as a bill payment or sending money to someone else’s account, you will need the person or company’s bank account number – some banks will have a list of utility bills already built into the website. Simply type in this information on the payment screen, together with the amount, and click ‘pay’. The money should reach the other account within 2-3 working days. Setting up regular payments is a little more complicated. Again, you need the numbers and amounts, but you also need to know the start date, end date, and how often you want the payment to be made. Be careful of exactly when you set your payments to leave your account, as the bank will often charge you a large fee if there is no money in the account when the payment is scheduled to be made.

The Pound-US Dollar Exchange Rate

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The pound-US dollar exchange rate is currently on a slow-climb upwards at approximately $1.310, a 0.3% increase from its previous fall due to fears surrounding the EU Brexit deal. This increase in the value of the Pound follows a drop of over two cents. The decrease happened after discussions over Brexit reached a stand-still at a summit of leaders meeting in Salzburg, on Friday the 21st of September 2018. The decline in Pound Sterling occurred around the same time UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed negotiations between the

EU and UK had reached an impasse status, after which she asserted that reaching “no deal is better than a bad deal.” May further released the following statement: “No one wants a good deal more than me, but the EU, should be clear, I will not overturn the results of the referendum, nor will I break up my country. We need a serious engagement on resolving the two big problems in the negotiations, and we stand ready.” However, although a deal at this time is looking difficult to obtain, May still argues that it can be completed if the EU shows political leniency and allows itself to negotiate over the

UK’s proposals seriously, instead of dismissing them without reason. The British Pound seems to have bounced back from its previous drop in value after a positive outlook from Dominic Raab, who argues that a good deal is still achievable by all means. The pound is now not only peaking above the US dollar but the majority of its rival currencies as well. Despite this, the threat of a Brexit without a deal is not good for the British economy, as it is likely to leave many investors hesitant over the upcoming weeks.


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Q&A With Vijay Kumar

Sufi Queen Abida Parween live in London Katrina Kaif as “Suraiyya” in Thugs of Hindostan

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BRITASIA TV MUSIC AWARDS 2018 Katrina Kaif as Amitabh Anushka-Varun in “Suraiyya” in Thugs Bachchan as Sui Dhaaga’s of Hindostan “Khudabaksh” in latest song Thugs of Hindostan “Khatar Patar”

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan promises to be a larger than life, never seen before visual and cinematic experience. Having pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time, this is the most awaited film to release this year on Diwali. The iconic actor plays Khudabaksh - a battle-hardened warrior. Khudabaksh is seen as a commander of this massive ship as he gets ready for a huge war in the motion poster. Thugs of Hindostan is the first Hindi film that uses the sea as the backdrop of its story with jaw-dropping action sequences and Khudabaksh seems to be the master of the seas ready to charge. YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh and is set to release on November 8, in time for the Diwali festivity.

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan is the biggest visual spectacle hitting the big screen this Diwali. It boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time. Katrina Kaif plays the role of an outrageously beautiful performer Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan. Suraiyya is the most gorgeous girl in British India who makes every man go weak in their knees. She is the best dancer of the country that people throng to watch. The film is set to treat audiences across age groups with the biggest jaw-dropping action sequences seen by audiences on screen to date. With its edge-of-the-seat thrills and an epic adventure and war on the seas, the film is set to light up this Diwali.

Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan play innocent yet ambitious village folks Mauji and Mamta living in heartland India. While Anushka plays an embroiderer, Varun plays the role of a tailor. Their fresh chemistry has been hailed widely and in the second song titled Khatar Patar. Anushka says, “Khatar Patar is a celebration of finding a purpose to one’s life. It is a salute to the spirit of entrepreneurship. The song beautifully shows the journey of Mauji and Mamta who become pillars of strength for each other as they dream together and try to make a name for themselves. It captures some of the most beautiful moments of their lives.” Varun says, “It is an extremely meaningful song in the context of the film. Mauji and Mamta are inspired to dream big and this song shows their journey from being life partners to becoming business partners. All the husbands and wives who are doing business together will definitely relate to Mauji and Mamta’s story of struggle and victory, pain and incredible joy.”

BritAsia TV, the UK’s leading, homegrown Asian entertainment channel, is delighted to have hosted the annual BritAsia TV Music Awards, presented by 4New. The prestigious ceremony took place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge celebrating & recognising achievements in the music industry. There were performances from the biggest, contemporary artists including Bollywood and Punjabi singer Mika Singh, British Asian Rnb singer Arjun, Punjabi singer Nimrat Khaira and UK born, JK. The past year has seen several record-breaking releases alongside the emergence of new talented artists who have brought even more diversity to the world of Asian music. Tony Shergill, CEO of BritAsia TV, said: “We are delighted to have hosted the 8th BritAsia TV Music Awards - an event that the entire industry, whether UK or abroad, look out for. The ceremony brought the industry together for one night where everyone came together & celebrated a very successful year of music.”

Vishal Bharadwaj’s New Movie “Pataakha”

Maverick filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest upcoming venture is the film Pataakha. Pataakha features Sanya Malhotra and India’s television actress Radhika Madan in lead roles. The film also stars Sunil Grover and Vijay Raaz playing pivotal parts. Pataakha’s story revolves around two sisters, Badki and Chhutki, played by Sanya and Radhika respectively. They grow up in a small village in Rajasthan and are constantly at war. But when marriage separates them, they realise they can’t seem to live with or without each other.


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Queen of Sufi Music, Abida Parveen, Live Onstage in London

London’s Eventim Apollo will play host to one of the greatest Sufi singers of all time, the undisputed Queen of Sufi music, Abida Parveen, on Friday 26thOctober 2018. Parveen is one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music from Pakistan. She received her musical training initially from her father Ustad Ghulam Haider and, later, from Ustad Salamat Ali Khan of the Sham Chaurasia Gharana. Her late husband, Ghulam Hussain Sheikh, further mentored her and played a pivotal role in her musical career. Today, she is recognised as one of the greatest Sufi singers of all time. Parveen performs mainly Ghazals, Urdu love songs, Sufi rock, semiclassical and classical and her forte, Kafis, a solo genre accompanied by percussion and other instruments including the harmonium. She has a wide-ranging repertoire of songs originally composed by Sufi poets, singing in Urdu, Sindhi, Seraiki, Punjabi, Farsi and Arabic. Parveen started performing in the early 1970s and came to global prominence in the 1990s. Since 1993,

she has toured globally, performing her first international concert at Buena Vista Park, California. Among her many sell-out concerts since, have been performances in Union Square,

Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in Tere Liye

The trailer of Namaste England, which has received over 20 million views, has been appreciated by film admirers. After treating viewers to an interesting promo, Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra unveil the first song from the movie, Tere Liye. Set against the colourful backdrop of Punjab, the song showcases the lead actors’ romantic journey and the unmissable chemistry blooming between them. The video depicts an endearing romance grow between Param (Arjun Kapoor) and Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra). Amidst lush green sunflower fields and the streets of London, the duo proclaim their unabashed love for one another. Jasmeet often breaks into demure laughs on seeing Param go about his crazy business. While lyricist Javed Akhtar has penned the track and Mannan Shaah has composed it, Atif Aslam as well as Akanksha Bhandari have rendered the track beautifully.

Manhattan, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Southbank Centre, as well as performances in Holland, Norway and Canada among other countries. The multi award-winning artist

also collaborated with international composer, John Taverner, for Werner Herzog’s documentary film, Pilgrimage. Among her many music TV appear-

ances, Parveen features in Pakistan’s popular musical showCoke Studio, the international music franchise featuring live,studio-recordedmusic performances by established and emerging artists. As a global, mystic Sufi Ambassador, she is among the top most influential Muslims of the world. Parveen’s passion for music exceeds all norms of mystical experience. She engages the listeners to transcend temporal space and sinks into a trance-like intensity. Her music is an overwhelming experience, combining passion and devotion. Just like a Sufi, submission and surrender are an important part of her practice. For Abida Parveen, the lyrics and the music are her prayer and a form of worship. Her emotional commitment and humility come from understanding the message that her music conveys, which is that of love and compassion. UK audiences will, once again, have a chance to witness the magic that she invokes onstage, enraptured in what is set to be one of the most emotive world music concerts of 2018.

The India Pakistan London Fashion Event

Following its debut on the UK Fashion Calendar in 2017, IPLF returned to London, reuniting the crème of Indian, Pakistani and British Couture on one platform The India, Pakistan and London Fashion Show (IPL Fashion Show) made a spectacular reappearance on London’s high fashion landscape on Sunday 30th September at the iconic Café De Paris, bringing to UK shores the finest concept fashion venture, amalgamating design, artistry and culture from East and West. A symbolic concept that celebrates the pure form of couture, IPL Fashion is unique in that it spotlighted the grandeur of three distinct cultures – British, Indian and Pakistani – allowing attendees to come up-close and personal with their favourite designers and stars in one city, London, a melting pot of diversity and inclusivity.

The boutique event showcased handpicked international designers from high profile fashion houses to rising stars of the next generation talent in fashion, catering to both male and female fashionistas. Headlining the event was some of the most celebrated Indian, Pakistani and UK designers. IPL Fashion comprised an audience of global trendsetters, business and political stalwarts, cultural tastemakers and influencers. Last year’s guest list included personalities such as Marco Pierre White Jr, Olivia Bentley, Emma Mc Vey, Sandra and Sandy from Gogglebox, and veteran Pakistani TV and film personality Javed Sheikh.

IPL Fashion is the brainchild of business impresario Gurbani Kaur. Speaking about the launch at IPL Fashion 2017, she says: “We started this journey as an experimental offering of luxurious South Asian culture and fashion to international audiences, which has now blossomed into an exciting high concept fashion venture. As a boutique event, we work towards showcasing the very best, handpicked designers of fashion brands offering bespoke designs to an elite audience. IPL Fashion 2018 is a continuation of the celebration of a special cultural relationship shared between the UK, India and Pakistan in an epic industry.”


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Dr Ranj On Strictly Come Dancing

Dr Ranj Singh, mostly known for his role as a professional in-house Doctor on This Morning, is participating in 2018’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC. He will be competing alongside the likes of Katie Piper, Graeme Swann and Faye Tozer, fighting out on the dance floor in a bid to impress the show’s panel of judges. The 39-year-old comes from a traditional Indian Sikh family background and is a practised NHS clinician. Dr Ranj advises listeners that call onto the show and primarily focuses on the goodhealth of young adults and children. He has also worked as a journalist and health correspondent for Net Doctor, and taken part in other TV presentation work on the children’s network

CBeebies. However, despite his experience working on the big-screen, Dr Ranj admitted to almost letting his nerves get the better of him on Strictly’s Opening night show. He says that he was absolutely “terrified” of performing with his partner on stage: “I was literally on the verge of tears in the morning and I just didn’t think I could do it” he said. The Doctor has been trying to balance his professional work at a hospital with his practice for the competition. However, he expressed that his dance mentor and partner Manrara has been an enormous comfort: “We get on so well... she’s got this weird sixth sense where she knows exactly what I’m thinking and feeling.”

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Despite his initial fears, the This Morning Doctor and his partner managed to blow the judges away with their lively cha cha cha to Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I know’ on the first night of the show. The pair tied for second place with a total of 27 points and even received an eight from judge Shirley Ballas. The audience and judge’s over-whelming positive response came as a surprise to Dr Ranj, who described being on the show as “exciting and equally frightening.” He said: “It is a high-pressure environment. I don’t have any dance experience other than party dancing.” You can catch more of Dr Ranj on this season’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing, Saturdays at 6:30 pm on BBC One.

R&B-Indian star Raghav Releases New Single “Maayera” with Saavn Artist Originals

In a collaboration with Saavn, Canada-based R&B singer and performance artist, Raghav Mathur, aka Raghav, releases a new Indian pop ballad, “Maayera,” on Artist Originals (AO). Born in Toronto, Canada, Raghav has achieved global success with hits like “So Confused”, “Can’t Get Enough” and timeless anthem “Angel Eyes” emerging as one of the South Asian community’s most well-known artists for R&B, pop and fusion music. “Maayera” reflects his history and experience with Indian pop music combined with a distinct Bollywood melody. As the latest release to come out of Saavn’s artist development program, the track will be marketed and distributed globally. During an exploratory period of dissonant chords, Raghav wrote “Maayera” as a raw, pop, Island-sounding tune that also strikes dissonant emotions. The song is about a break-up that feels wrong and unnecessary, a torturous conflict that is beautifully illustrated in the music video, which features a poignant back-and-forth between nonsensical loneliness and the couple’s happier days. The track evokes the tragedy of a relationship falling apart for no logical reason other than life’s inherent

mystery and winding, unexpected paths. However, the emotion of the song is rooted in the pain Raghav felt missing his family while he toured the world and built his career. Speaking on the emotions of the track, Raghav says: “Love is the most powerful feeling in the world. But more often than not, it comes with imperfections. Maayera is about knowing that the love is more important than its flaws and I hope it conveys the universal feeling of both deep connection and the strength required to help it get through turbulence. I am delighted to work with Saavn Artist Originals on music that I

feel excited to share and be proud of.” After moving from Toronto to the UK, Raghav was vocally trained by Seth Riggs, who also trained Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. After studying at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, he joined R&B band 11/7 which was nominated for a Mobo Award for Best Unsigned Artist. He wasn’t unsigned for long, however. Raghav released his debut studio album, ‘Storyteller’, while signed to A&R/V2 Records in 2004. The album contained his most known commercial success, ‘Angel Eyes’, which peaked at #7 in the UK in 2005. His singles ‘So Confused’, ‘Can’t Get Enough’ and ‘It Can’t Be Right’ also charted in the UK Top Ten in 2004. As a love song, ‘Maayera’ will also appeal to his Bollywood-loving fans. In early 2012, Raghav collaborated with A. R. Rahman and Shilpa Rao for the 2012 Indian film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. He collaborated with him again for the song ‘Mawalli Qawalli’ for the film ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’. His new track touts Raghav’s nostalgia for Bollywood music of the 70s and 80s. “This is vintage Bollywood with a modern bassline,” Raghav says. ‘Maayera’ is available now on Saavn.

It is no secret that Akshay Kumar is one of the fittest men in India and has constantly been a fitness inspiration for many. The megastar recently took to his Instagram account to yet again set some new fitness goals. The actor’s latest workout video garnered over 1 million views within 2 hours of it being posted and over 4 million views in just a day, making it one of the most-viewed fitness videos this weekend. The ‘Gold’ actor has been quite vocal about his fit lifestyle and routine and has often encouraged all of his fans to indulge in outdoor workout sessions. His social media posts often reveal how big a fitness enthusiast he is

and that he encourages his fans to stay fit through his posts. It’ll be safe to say, these insights into the actor’s daily life, makes him one of the most-loved megastars of India. The actor captioned the video: “Always been a fan of mornings even more beautiful here in Jaisalmer. Doing a neck exercise today and I personally love exercising outdoors as it helps boost the body, mind and mood. What about you guys? #FitIndia” On the work front, Akshay Kumar will be next seen in the fourth installment of comedy franchise Housefull 2.0, with Rajnikanth, Kesari and Good News.


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Q/A WITH Vijay Kumar

1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Vijay Kumar, born as Vijay Kumar Makol, in New Delhi, India, to Jang Bahadur and Santosh Makol. Vijay studied at the Modern Cambridge and Govt High School in New Delhi before moving to Cowley High Grammar School in St Helens, England. His original plans were to study to become an Aeronautics Engineer. However, his passion for acting took him down another road. Vijay joined the London School of Acting and passed with a distinction. Vijay is a long-standing member of the film and media industry. Having started in his early days as an actor in theatre productions, Vijay then moved on to becoming a fully fledged actor appearing in a number of feature films in Bollywood, such as: Gangster, Main Solah Baras Ki, Master, King of Bollywood and Love U Mr Kalakaar, 8001 miles and Vagatore Mixer Vijay also played a comic role in the hit Jaya Bachchan’s TV series Dekh Bhai Dekh. During Vijay’s career as an actor, he was always involved in presenting, whether it was on air or TV. Vijay had amassed a large following with his featured show on BBC and Asian Sound Radio and Asia 1 TV in the early 2000s. Vijay still, however, had not satisfied his creative flow and took up the chance to be the Director, Writer and Producer of his own short films, joining the Met Film School/National Film & Television in London. Vijay has gone on to create over six short films since 2003, many of which have been featured in film festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, Ekotop Film Festival, JIFF India, Wirral International Film Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival. 2. Why did you decide to write a book on ‘Dev Saab’? I wanted to write this book on Mr Dev Anand because I was a fan of him since my childhood days. He was my idol. I never thought in my life that one day I will meet him. I am very privileged that I met him and he offered me work in his movie. He launched me with the film Gangster, and I spent some very valuable time with him. I learnt a lot during the filming and became a very good colleague. From my first film I worked with him and then his son Suneil Anand in 4 films. I became the permanent family member of Navketan Films, Dev Anand‘s production house for over 60 years. One day I thought that

I should write a book on him. I asked him for his permission. He blessed me and said I should write and go ahead with it. I wanted to write about my journey with the legend for nearly 25 years. The title I choose ‘Dev Saab’ because in the film Industry he is known by that name. His son Suneil Anand wrote the foreword for me, giving his blessings. 3. What message are you hoping to send across with your book? The message I would like to put across with my book is for all the aspiring actors/actresses. I think my book will motivate them that if you want to succeed in the show business, then you should be determined, ready to face disappointments, need full dedication towards your goal, “a never give up attitude” and prepared to face ups and downs. There would be more downs than ups. You need a big heart to face all that. But if you keep on going then one day with a bit of luck, you would get what you want. 4. How many people have purchased your book? And how many did you expect to purchase your book? My book ‘Dev Saab’ is published by the well-known publisher Notion Press in India. The book was launched by Dev Anand’s son Suneil Anand,

Chetan Anand and Vijay Anand along with the fraternity from Bollywood like Raj Barjatya, Anup Soni, Nadira Babbar, Akshay Anand and Sooraj Barjatya and others. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle worldwide. The book is selling very well, but it’s difficult to put a number on it. It’s in the top book shops all over India and selling every day. I can only say it’s doing well and hoping that day by day the number will grow. The book has also gone to top Acting Institutes in India, and the number will grow more as the students buy it. 5. Are you in the process of writing another book? I have just started writing my next book. I am very happy as I have been getting a lot of calls from people for my next book. 6. What struggles have you faced in your career? As career goes in the film Industry I can say that it has been full of struggle in the beginning. I started when there were no social media. We had no internet and no mobile phones. There were no casting directors. You have to find out the contacts of production houses yourself and just end up on their doorstep asking for work. Imagine big Iron gates of the studios where you can’t even get in so never mind meeting the producers or directors. There was a lot of struggle then I believe it has its own charm and makes you a better actor and a human being. I struggled for 6-7 years to meet my idol Dev Anand who was known for giving the break to newcomers into films. Even when you get a role in the film, you are not sure whether your scenes would be chopped, or they would be there in the film. There were no reality shows on TV where they showcased new talent. I believe those days were real hard days for any newcomers unless you knew anyone in the industry or if your families are already in this business. 7. What advice would you give to anyone launching their own book? My advice for anyone who wants to write a book is that you should have a clear idea of the book you are writing. You should be very passionate about the topic you want to write about. You have to be realistic about what you expect from the book. You need to be focused yourself and have enough spare time to write. It’s not something that you can do overnight. I believe once you write your first book and see on the shelves in the top leading book stores, the happiness and satisfaction you get is unbelievable because you have created a history.

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‘ECHOES’

Acclaimed Indian actor Farhan has released his debut single, ‘Rearview Mirror’, the first track to be taken from his upcoming debut album, ‘Echoes’. Channelling the timelessness of early David Bowie and the ambition of Sgt Peppers…, ‘Rearview Mirror’ is an infectious blend of soft rock orchestration and delicate melodies tinged with subtle psychedelia. Flowing seamlessly through punchy verses and choruses that swell effortlessly into euphoric crescendos, the track is a tactful assessment of introspection amid delicately crafted musicianship. It’s also a reflective take on changing personal circumstances, the track deals with his recent separation from his wife. “It’s me dealing with the guilt of being the one who ended the relationship,” But it’s important to move past the guilt so as to evolve. There’s no point in looking past and looking forward at the same time – you’re never going to end up anywhere.” says Farhan. A hugely influential figure in India, and huge Bollywood star, Farhan’s wildly successful career encompasses the roles of actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He has also written music for various Bollywood films including ‘Bride And Prejudice’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Rock On’!!!. And now, finally, Farhan has written and recorded his debut album. Echoes is the album of his life, a set of classic-sounding, self-written songs that reflect a childhood steeped in the greats of both Indian music and of western rock and pop. Recorded in Milan, the rich, melodic album was produced by Grammy-winning producer Tommaso Colliva (Franz Ferdinand, Jesus and Mary Chain, Muse). With this inbuilt artistry, Farhan has already proven he’s adept at speaking to millions, and at using his voice for change, which includes him being the South Asia goodwill ambassador for UN WOMEN – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. And now, with his tuneful, universal debut album, this gifted musician is ready to speak to people in a whole new winning way.


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Hussain Manawer Headline gig at Scala in November

East London based Universal artist Hussain Manawer has announced a gig at iconic King’s Cross venue, Scala, on Thursday 29th November 2018. Poet and activist, Hussain Manawer recently released his recent work ‘Mamma’s Kitchen’, which challenges the confines of traditional masculinity, often tied with misogyny, by centering the feminine. Unafraid to express his emotions through his poetry, Hussain truly is a unique artist. Openly challenging cultural stereotypes, Hussain represents a new kind of masculinity: one

that embraces closeness with female figures in his life, alongside championing feminism. Carving out a new genre of socially conscious art for the masses, the ‘Original Mummy’s Boy’ released his debut EP ‘Am I Going Too Deep?’ through Virgin EMI in 2017, to critical praise. Hussain has supported singer Ellie Goulding at the Royal Albert Hall, iconic Oscar-winning actress and singer, Cher, and was requested to curate a one-off poem by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, entitled ‘London’s Legacy’ to celebrate the launch of the first night tube. Infiltrating the world of entertainment, finance and business, to name a few - through his campaign work and poetry, the Ilford based wordsmith is challenging the stigma that exists around the topic of mental health. Most recently, he set a Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson’ and appeared in the

Samaritan’s Brew Monday campaign alongside comedian Ross Noble, Years & Years’ frontman Olly Alexander and BBC’s presenter Yasmin Evans. With three sold-out London headline shows under his belt, Manawer is now set to perform at London’s iconic Scala in November – promising the audience an emotional experience they will not forget. Hussain’s global reach has seen him share platforms with worldrenowned leaders such as Kofi Annan, Meghan Markle and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Special guests going on stage includes Hattie Gladwell and Shocka. ‘Mamma’s Kitchen’ is the first release from Hussain’s upcoming mix tape, which features collaborations with artists such as Rudimental and Naughty Boy. Tickets are on sale now and are available to buy at https://www.livenation.co.uk/ artist/hussain-manawer-tickets

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Akshay Kumar donates Rs 5 lakh to acid attack survivor who was unemployed for a year It’s been more than established that Akshay Kumar has always been vocal about his love and passion for the nation and the people who have faced struggles in their lives. Time and again, he has helped many in need and once again he has done the same. This time, the actor donated a Rs. 5 lakhs to acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Acid attack survivor and award-winning activist Laxmi Agarwal opened up about her financial condition and unemployment. Laxmi spoke about how she was struggling to make ends meet. She said that she had not been getting jobs in call centres for a year, which

just made her struggle even worse. Akshay Kumar stepped in to help and directly transferred Rs 5 lakh to her account. He said that it was a tiny gesture and the primary idea was to

help Laxmi find her feet, without having to worry about rent and child support. He added that when a person is in need of livelihood, medals and awards do not pay bills.


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UL Acquires Medical Device Usability

UL, a global safety science leader, announced the acquisition of Medical Device Usability, a Cambridge, UKbased human factors services business that specializes in medical technology, particularly medical devices, drug delivery products, and in-vitro diagnostic devices. The deal fortifies UL’s expertise in medical human factors and offers greater access to services by UK and European customers. Medical Device Usability is a privately-owned company that offers human factors services with a portfolio that spans user needs research, user interface design, formative and summative evaluation, and preparation of human factors-related documentation and regulatory submission content. The company has deep experience conducting usability tests of medical devices to meet regulatory requirements and helping companies ensure their products will be commercially competitive. “The application of human factors engineering is critical to effective and safe use of medical devices,” said Upayan SenGupta, Vice President and General Manager, UL’s Life and Health Sciences business. “Working as one, the combined entity will respond to the growing market need for human factors consulting services across the globe and build on UL’s mission to make the world a safer place while helping companies create and protect their product’s brand value.’’

Medical Device Usability’s employees will join UL’s existing human factors practice doing business as Emergo by UL – the advisory service division of the company. Altogether, Medical Device Usability and UL’s Human Factors Engineering Research and Design practice will become a single, integrated team with staff based in Concord, Mass; Chicago, IL; Utrecht, The Netherlands; and Tokyo, Japan. “We are excited to join forces with UL and, together, offer best-in-class medical human factors services,” said Medical Device Usability CEO and Founder Richard Featherstone. “Our group’s shared reputation for delivering safe and effective medtech services will allow us to significantly accelerate our growth and access to global markets, in addition to providing our customers with a broader range of complementary services and expertise. Clients can

rest assured that customer service and technical quality will remain our top priorities and that our newly integrated capabilities will deliver even more value.’’ About UL UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise, and train. We support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com. About EMERGO by UL Emergo offers a comprehensive portfolio of advisory services dedicated to enabling innovation and successful global market entry for manufacturers and distributors of Medical Device, Health & Wellness, and Pharmaceutical/Biotech products. We help healthcare companies bring safer, better products to market faster while reducing regulatory risk. We specialize in the following practice areas: Market Compliance, Supply Chain, Clinical Research, Digital Health, and Human Factors Research and Design.

Plan your meals to enjoy treats at diwali Hindus, Sikhs and Jains with diabetes who are planning on celebrating Diwali can still enjoy sweet treats but in moderation, according to Diabetes UK. Diwali is coming up and with traditional festival foods often being high in fat and sugar is it important that people with diabetes think carefully about how they approach it. But having the condition doesn’t mean having to miss out if you plan your day’s meals in advance and use moderation, says the charity. Krishna Sarda, Engaging Communities Manager at Diabetes UK, said: “Traditional sweets can mean that Diwali presents a challenge for people with diabetes, as foods like barfi and mithai

typically contain high fat and sugar levels. Also, fried foods such as pakoras and samosas are high in fat and calories. However, people with diabetes can enjoy small amounts of these festive foods if they plan ahead and fit it around a healthy balanced diet. “Throughout the day, it’s best to eat healthier foods such as fruit and vegetables, wholegrain basmati rice, chickpeas and dhal. These types of foods can help keep your blood glucose levels more stable during the celebrations, but keep an eye on your portions. “You can also make some small changes to make traditional recipes healthier, such as using vegetable oil instead of

ghee, using spices and herbs to replace some of the salt, and by replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners. “The other important thing to remember is to stay active, as this will help you to manage your blood glucose levels. If you have a blood testing monitor, don’t forget to test your blood glucose levels more during the festivities and before every meal to make sure they don’t get too high. One or two high blood glucose readings should not affect long-term diabetes control, but people should aim to avoid persistently high readings. Speak with a healthcare professional about the healthiest approach to the festival for you.”

A COMPLETE HOW-TO GUIDE TO BIRTH CONTROL PILLS, PREGNANCY AND ACNE

Acne first comes about during adolescence, when hormone levels begin to increase. This sudden fluctuation of hormones causes the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive. They start generating increased levels of such oils that end up becoming clogged inside the glands. When the oils can’t escape, acne results! So it goes without saying that when there is a fluctuation in the hormone levels within the body, it can trigger an increase in sebaceous oil production, and therefore increases the chance that an outbreak of acne will likely occur. With women, acne breakouts are common while they are taking birth control pills and also when they become pregnant. Women who do take the birth control pill and who notice that their acne is getting worse should discuss the situation with their doctor. Different types of oral contraception have differing levels of hormones and one side effect of some contraception is an increase in acne. Switching to another brand may bring acne back under control. Any woman who is healthy, and is at least age 15, who has begun menstruating and who has decided to start using oral contraception can discuss getting a prescription for a birth control pill with their doctor. There are several brands that help clear up acne but only one so far has been approved by the FDA for treatment of acne and that is Ortho Tri-cyclen. It is important to note that taking the birth control pill as a way to treat acne should be the last alternative, after all other acne treatment options have been attempted without success.

The birth control pill does have side effects and it must be taken exactly as prescribed to be effective. Women who have become pregnant often report an increase in acne, too. Many changes occur within a woman’s body in an effort to properly prepare the body for the growing fetus. The two primary female hormones at work in every woman’s body are progesterone and estrogen. Progesterone is more androgenic than estrogen, which basically means it is more like the hormones found in men. Increased progesterone during pregnancy can cause the sebaceous glands to produce more sebaceous oils than normal and that is what can cause outbreaks of acne. If possible, the best way to handle acne during pregnancy is to realize that it is a short-term problem that will usually go away once the baby is born. If this isn’t possible, discuss your options over with a dermatologist who has experience working with patients during their pregnancy. After going through your situation, the dermatologist will be able to suggest treatment options that’ll make you happier with your appearance and that won’t harm your baby.

AW Facts Did you know? Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent.


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TRIMMING THE BELLY FAT!

The Belly zone is probably where we put on weight first, and it is one of the most difficult spot areas to lose fat from! To truly tame your trouble spots, you need combine cardio with strength training. Ideally, you should do at least 30 minutes of cardio 4 to 5 days per week. Cardio activities can take form of whichever form of aerobic exercise you’re doing—aerobics, dancing, walking, running, biking, swimming, hiking. The key is to be consistent with your exercise regime and to do the exercises with intensity. Indulging in being active all day, would also help you in burning fat as opposed to shunning any physical activity, which would slow down your system instead! For e.g. walking around to do the chores, cleaning up a little, working a little in the garden, so as to increase your activities of daily living. Here are 3 excellent spot training exercises to do to burn that Belly Fat! The ‘AB’ Crunch: This is your typical abdominal crunch exercise and it if done right, it really make your abs work and are super effective to burn the fat off the belly area. Lie on your exercise mat on

your back. Bend your knees.

Place your hands behind your head, keeping your elbows wide open. Press the small of your back into the mat by pulling your belly button towards your spine. Contract your abdominal muscles and slowly bring your shoulder blades about 2-3 inches off the floor. Exhale from your mouth as you contract and come up, and inhale from your nose as you come back down. Make sure to keep your neck straight and your chin up. Once you raise up to your maximum, hold the Ab crunch for a few seconds and then slowly lower back down to start position. However, do ensure that you never completely relax back on the mat once you lower back. Do 4 sets of 16 repetitions and increase the sets as your Abs get strength to do more shoulder lifts. Bicycle Crunch: This is a particularly effective exercise as it works to strengthen three different Ab muscles at the same time: the

Upper Abdominal muscle, the lower Abdominal muscle and the external Oblique Abdominal muscles. Lie flat on your exercise mat on your back, pressing your back into the ground, as well as reducing the curve in your lower back. Contract your core Ab muscles. Position your hands gently behind your head. Lift your knees up to about a 45 degree angle. Turn your right elbow to your left knee and twist to try to reach that knee and go to your maximum, so as to contract your side Oblique abdominal muscle. Now change your elbow and knee, and alternate to the opposite side, with your left elbow aiming for your right knee. Put in your maximum effort and intensity into each ‘pedal’ move. Do 4 sets of 10-15 repetitions to each side. Ball Crunch: The Ball crunch is excellent for strengthening your core abdominal muscle — the rectus abdominus. Position yourself such that the ball is under your lower back. Take your arms and place them either behind your head, keeping your elbows wide open. Inhale through your nose as you contract your abdominal muscles, pulling them in tight, and using them to lift your upper body or torso off the ball, straight up towards the ceiling, with the ball stationary and firm on the floor. Each time try and lift higher, contracting in your Abdominal muscle, and hence increasing the intensity of each Ab Ball Crunch. Now, gently lower back into starting position and do 4 sets of 12 repetitions. The more resistance and intensity you put in to the above abdominal crunches, will help you strengthen your Abs further and get the flat belly look faster!

Coconut Oil: Healthful Food or Deadly Poison?

Coconut oil is the newest food to be affected by dichotomous advice from experts. Similar to coffee, eggs and salt, coconut oil is now said to be unhealthy by some and healthy by others. Which is it? A Harvard scientist last month called the formerly labelled healthy oil a “poison.” News like this could have many scratching their heads and wondering: Is it a poison or could it hold some health benefits? Financial Education Benefits

Center (FEBC), a membership benefits company that provides its members with discounts on health and wellness benefits, examines both sides of the coconut oil debate. “It’s not uncommon to hear differing views about the healthiness of a food,” said Jennifer Martinez, manager at FEBC. “It can make it difficult to decide whether or not to incorporate a food into your diet.”

Professor Karin Michels of Harvard’s Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology said in a July lecture that the health claims surrounding coconut oil are “absolute nonsense.” She also stated that it’s a poison and one of the worse things a person could eat. Her reasoning: Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, a known contributor to poor cardiovascular health. Health organizations also tend to caution against overuse of

coconut oil for the same reason. The American Heart Association recommends that no more than five to six percent of a person’s daily calories should come from saturated fats, equaling about 13 grams per day. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains about 11 grams of saturated fat .

Kevin Klatt, a molecular nutrition researcher says coconut oil’s healthiness falls somewhere between butter and extra virgin olive oil. Klatt cautions about making judgments without further research and stresses that evidence supports the health benefits of fish, olive, nut and seed oils. However, coconut oil contains lauric acid which helps raise HDL, the “good” cholesterol that is thought to play a part in removing “bad” cholesterol from the bloodstream. One study conducted concluded that virgin coconut oil is high in antioxidants, while yet another suggests saturated fats are healthy and play no

part in cardiovascular diseases. “Like most things, dietary moderation seems to be the key,” said Martinez. “At FEBC, we support our members with their efforts to eat healthy, which is why we offer services like grocery discounts, non-urgent medical and nutritional advice, and a slew of other health and wellness benefits.”

About Financial Education Benefits Center Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life. Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.


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ASTHMA ISSUES AFFECTING SOUTH ASIANS

DOES CHEMICAL PEELING AFFECT THE SKIN In skin care, doctors use chemical peeling as a procedure to remove sun damaged pigmented and wrinkled skin by peeling it with chemicals. Doctors use chemical peeling as a procedure to remove sun damaged pigmented and wrinkled skin by peeling it with chemicals. As the old skin peels off, new skin appears that is much fresher looking. But chemical peeling does not slow the aging process or prevent it. What it does is to remove old damaged skin with a fresh looking new skin. After that it is up to you to take better care of your skin to keep it younger for more time by protecting it from sun. The process itself does not affect the internal ageing of the skin. If you expose your new skin to sun again, you will get damaged as

you got damaged before. Skin care with chemical peeling and skin damages- chemical peeling will remove mild skin wrinkles; sun damaged spots, and pigmentation. it also will remove the leathery appearance of the skin. Chemical peel will help remove some pre cancerous spots, and facial scars. Mild chemical peeling is used to treat acne in some cases. Can chemical peeling damage- in rare cases chemical peeling procedure can damage with infection and scarring. You must talk to your doctor about this. No procedure that changes the body in any way is free from risk. AHA formulations are used to give a light peel, TCA is used to give a medium depth peel and phenol is used

to give a deep peel to the skin. You can visualize the process like this- the deeper your skin problem, the deeper the peel may be used. So for surface aberrations, a mild peel and for deeper scars a deep peel. Your doctor will decide that after looking at your skin and consulting with you about what

results you desire, the time you want to give and the care and discomfort you are ready to undergo. Deep peels give more discomfort but produce better results. You will have to discuss these issues with your doctor.

Asthma UK is urging people with asthma to take extra care. Even though the incidence of asthma in south Asians is lower than in the white population, people from south Asian communities are three times more likely to have an emergency hospital admission due to asthma symptoms.

Folic Acid and its Benefits

Folic acid, a water soluble B vitamin occurs naturally in food and can also be taken as food supplements. Naturally occurring sources of folic acid include green leaf vegetables (spinach, turnip), poultry, pork, shellfish, pea’s beans, liver, cereal and citrus furies. Folic acid is one of the necessary elements required for production and maintenance of human cells. Folic acid deficiency and diseases: Folic acid deficiency may cause various disorders. Some of these are highlighted below. • Folic acid deficiency may cause weakness, poor growth, graying hair, inflammation of the tongue, palpitations and behavioural disorder. • Folic acid deficiency is also associated with common stomach disorders including diarrhea, mouth ulcer and peptic ulcer, loss of appetite and weight loss. • Folic acid deficiency in pregnant women may cause premature delivery, low birth weight of infants and infants with neural tube defects (NTD s). • Anemia is sometimes associated with the advance stage of folic acid deficiency. • You may need increased folic acid intake if you are anaemic, have kidney or liver disease, are pregnant or breast-feeding. In all such cases you should consult your doctor before taking folic acid supplements. • The maximum folic acid intake should be limited to 1000 micro grams per day or as directed by the health care provider. • Some other medications may interact with folic acid includes medicines for epilepsy, medicines for controlling blood sugar, methotrexate (medicines for treating cancer) and diuretics. If you are taking any of these medicines, you should contact your doctor. • If you are 50 years of age, you should carry out your vitamin B 12

level before taking a supplemental diet of folic acid, as these are chances of interaction between B12 vitamins and folic acid. Folic acid benefits: Role of folic acid during pregnancy: Neural tube defects (NTD s) is a major defect of brain and spine in babies causing damage to the brain or spine. The major NTD s include spina bifida (spine problem) and Anencephaly (brain problem) and up to 70% of these NTD s can be prevented by taking enough folic acid every day before conception and during pregnancy. A woman is likely to be at higher risk to deliver a NTD s affected baby if she has had a previous NTD s affected pregnancy, is diabetic, takes medicine to treat epilepsy or is of Hispanic ethnicity. Every woman, who is likely to

become pregnant, should take 400 micro grams of folic acid every day. Consuming supplemental folic acid in addition to a healthy folic acid rich diet before and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of having neural tube defects in babies. Spina Bifida and Anencephaly disorders: Spina bifida is a spine disorder and part of spine at the lower end is damaged and a sack of fluid is entrapped in the baby’s back. Most children born with this spinal disorder survives throughout life and often have lifelong symptoms including inablity to move the lower part of their body, loss of bowl and bladder function, and fluid pressure to the brain. Anencephaly is a brain disorder and part of the brain skull bones may not form in babies. Most of the babies with this defect die before or just after birth. Role of folic acid and

heart disease: Low concentration of folic acid may increase the amino acid homocysteine in the blood levels and consequently increases the risk of heart disease. High level of homocysteine may damage the coronary arteries or can cause blood clots; however there is no evidence that supplemented folic acid will reduce the risk of heart disease. Role of folic acid and cancer: Folic acid is one of the essential elements involved in the synthesis of DNA and its deficiency may cause defects in DNA and consequently may lead to cancer. There is enough evidence to conclude that the deficiency of folic acid is associated with the increased risk of breast, colon and pancreatic cancer, however it is not advisable to supplement folic acid for reducing the risk of such cancers.

Asthma is a common long term condition with some symptoms including, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. With these symptoms getting worse, the patient could experience an asthma attack. Asthma is caused because the tubes leading to the lungs called the bronchi become inflamed and are more sensitive than in individuals without asthma. If something irritates these small tubes it causes your airways to become narrow and the muscles to tighten, as well as increased production of sticky mucus. All of these things can make it very difficult to breathe and it is crucial the patients’ inhaler is nearby. The medicine in the inhaler will reverse the effects of whatever triggered the attack. Some common triggers include, house dust mites, animal fur, pollen, cigarette smoke, exercise and viral infections. Asthma can become very serious if not treated promptly when needed; killing four people a day in the UK. The time of year is especially challenging for asthma sufferers with 90% of patients reporting that colds and flu’s trigger symptoms and 75% say they are affected by the cold air. Asthma UK is giving out the following advice to help keep safe, they advise people to: • Keep taking your regular medicines as prescribed by your doctor • Take some puffs of your inhaler before heading outside into the cold air • Keep your inhaler with you at all times • Keep warm covering your chest, nose and mouth maybe with a scarf • Take extra care when exercising in cold weather


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Advanced Wound Care Technologies to Manage Infections Recently, research undertaken by the UK’s House of Commons library at the request of the UK’s Labour Party revealed that diabetic foot and toe amputations performed by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has risen by 26 percent. Though the Department of Health and Social Care acknowledge that the rate of minor amputations has increased, it is also important to note that they state that the number of major amputations (above the ankle) has decreased. Patients typically arrive at the point of requiring a lower limb amputation due to tissue necrosis resulting from an infected diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). DFUs are hard to heal wounds that remain open for extended time. Thus, extra care is required in keeping the wound clean and in preventing infection. DFUs are formed in the first place due to ischemia and neuropathy, two side effects of poor blood glucose management. Prevention Healthcare providers can choose to actively prevent wound infection using an advanced wound dressing. These wound dressings, which are more expensive than regular wound dressings; can be infused with silver nanoparticle s, or with other positively charged materials that induce the breakage of the bacterial cell wall. There are a large number of advanced wound dressing options available, which can be found in IDTechEx Research’s report on Advanced Wound Care Technologies. Additionally, frequent debridement, especially when guided by a bacterial imaging device, can go a long way in the management of bacteria levels within the wound. Waiting for clinical signs and symptoms Typically, a healthcare provider begins treatment of an infected wound when the patient shows obvious clinical signs and symptoms of infection. However, in some cases, this is too late to prevent amputation. Rapid diagnostic of a wound’s status may provide a solution to this conundrum. A test such as Woundchek’s protease status biosensor detects high levels of protease activity from bacteria, which has been shown

to be indicative of an infected wound, even before clinical signs and symptoms. Using this test, physicians may provide interventional care within the same appointment, thus preventing the escalation of the wound infection and subsequently, the prevention of amputations.

Lack of efficacy from antibiotics Though antibiotics may seem like an obvious choice in treating a wound infected with bacteria, bacteria within the wound is often resistant to the antibiotic, whether inherently, due to the possession of antibiotic resistance genes, or merely by the protection of bacterial

biofilm. To address the first problem, DNA-based diagnostic tests, such as those offered by CogenDx, can be used to identify the microbial species in the wound down to their antibiotic resistance with a 1 business day turnaround. By identifying the antibiotic resistance genes, a physician can treat a patient

effectively without going through a lengthy trial and error of different antibiotics. The second problem of bacterial biofilm can be addressed by debridement, but also by biofilm dissolving and disrupting technologies.

Hum Nutrition introduces Collagen Pop HUM Nutrition, the leading beauty vitamin and supplement company, announces the launch of Collagen Pop, the first-ever dissolvable collagen tablet. Collagen Pop enhances water with Premium Marine Collagen Peptides and Vitamin C to address dry and dull skin, fine lines and loss of firmness and elasticity. Ideal for on-the-go, it conveniently upgrades water into a delicious rose and lemon-infused beauty tonic for gorgeous-looking skin. As we age, we naturally lose collagen in the layers of our skin. After taking the Marine Collagen of HUM’s Collagen Pop for four to eight weeks, 68% of participants in a double-blind trial reported an overall improvement in their skin including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, texture, tone and smoothness. HUM has partnered with Sephora for a nationwide campaign to launch Collagen Pop. Every Sephora shop window will showcase Collagen Pop and each shopper will be greeted by a wellness display featuring the product. To celebrate the launch, HUM has created a wellness series called HUM Together, featuring fresh thinkers and transformative activities highlighting beauty from the inside out. Mirroring HUM’s overall approach to beauty and wellness, the event will help consumers look and feel their absolute best. The day will begin with a dance inspired workout by Lekfit followed by classes with experts in beauty, wellness and nutrition, including therapeutic skin coach Hayley Wood, Skin Fit Gym founder and trainer Koko Hayashi, One

Life Yoga Co-founder Samy Rose, renowned breathwork teacher and author Ashley Neese and HUM’s Director of Education Sarah Greenfield RD CSSD, among others. The event will feature the world’s first Collagen Bar serving Collagen Pop in a variety of refreshing ways during a beauty tonic happy hour. “HUM’s mission is to help consumers look and feel their absolute best from the inside out by bringing them bestin-class, clinically-tested supplements. With Collagen Pop, we wanted to take it a step further by solving a need in the growing ingestible collagen market with the first-ever dissolvable collagen tablet that is not only the best in its class, ultra-convenient when on the go, delicious tasting, and clinically-researched but also attractively priced,” said HUM

Nutrition Co-founder & CEO Walter Faulstroh. ABOUT COLLAGEN POP: The first dissolvable collagen tablet combines highly absorbable Premium Marine Collagen Peptides and Vitamin C to replenish and hydrate the skin, helping to maintain elasticity and improve overall skin appearance. • Marine Collagen Peptides are bioavailable, making them easy for the body to absorb, and are sustainably sourced from non-GMO, wild caught fish that replenish the body’s collagen levels. • Vitamin C is also an important part of the Collagen Pop formula as it increases natural collagen production in the body. Vitamin C helps to brighten and firm the

skin and serves as a powerful antioxidant to clear the skin of free radicals. • Infused with real rose petals that have also demonstrated skin soothing benefits. • Great tasting unlike other Collagen drinks. • A tablet of Collagen Pop dissolves in 8 oz of water and can be taken throughout the day. • Ultra-convenient – the product fits every bag and does not require stirring to dissolve. About HUM Nutrition HUM Nutrition, the leading beauty supplement company, revolutionized an entire industry by successfully merging beauty and wellness. By completing the beauty routine from within, HUM initiated a movement that has inspired over half a million people to lead healthier lifestyles and retailers to create a new category. HUM has reinvented every touch point of the vitamin experience starting with a proprietary online quiz that pairs consumers with curated product recommendations and a personal Registered Dietitian. HUM’s innovative range addresses ultra-specific beauty concerns. Every formulation is rooted in clinical research, and ingredients are carefully sourced and triple tested by independent labs for quality and purity. HUM’s appealing brand resonates like no other with today’s consumers and its distinct color-coded packaging and friendly tone has successfully removed the often-intimidating barrier to vitamins and supplements. For more information, visit HumNutrition.com and follow @HumNutrition.

The Leaf Healthcare Sensor

Leaf Healthcare, maker of innovative patient monitoring technology, announced the availability of an enhanced wireless patient sensor that enables nurses at the point of care to confirm the patient turn they just completed adequately protects against pressure injuries. The new sensor supplements the Leaf System’s wireless monitoring functionality with onboard indicator lights so that caregivers can see a patient’s status without relying on monitors that are typically located at nursing stations. When a caregiver gently taps the sensor twice, indicator lights momentarily flash to provide real-time turn status. The lights warn nurses when patients require turning and when they are overdue for a turn. “Leaf’s new sensor increases patient safety and enhances nursing productivity by conveniently providing important information at the point of care, saving nurses the time and steps required to check nursing station monitors,” said Barrett Larson, MD, CEO of Leaf Healthcare. “The sensor’s onboard display provides a bedside notification

whenever a patient needs to be turned and immediate visual confirmation that a patient has been turned with sufficient frequency and quality.” An anonymous survey of nurses who have used the point-of-care sensor found that more than 83% feel the sensor is “very easy,” or “easy” to use. One nurse volunteered that “One family saw me light it up and thought it was cool. I absolutely love it. Very easy to use and saves us time.” The Leaf Patient Monitoring System has been used to track the mobility of more than 20,000 patients for more than 1.8 million hours and was recently shown in a large randomised trial to reduce the number of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) by up to 73%. The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has determined that pressure injuries are the fastest-growing hospital-acquired condition (HAC) in the country. A new report by the agency shows that, while the number of HACs has declined by 8% overall, the number of pressure injuries has risen by 10%. Serious HAPUs affect more than 700,000 patients a year and

adds more than £10 billion to healthcare costs. The innovative Leaf System tracks patient movement and activity in bed-bound, chair-bound, and ambulatory patients. Studies have shown it improves patient turning and mobility, reduces pressure injury rates, helps nurses prioritise patient care, improves unit workflow, and saves hospitals nonreimbursed costs associated with the treatment of pressure injuries, as well as rental bed costs. About Leaf Healthcare, Inc. Leaf Healthcare is a medical technology company dedicated to preventing hospital-acquired pressure injuries/ulcers and other immobility-related complications, which are some of the most common and costly hospital-acquired conditions. Several studies have shown that the FDA-cleared Leaf Patient Monitoring System is a powerful tool that reduces hospital-acquired pressure injuries/ulcers, allows providers to prioritise care, and helps provide a safer environment for patients.


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The Faversham Creek Hotel and the Red Sails Restaurant

Travel Editor David Powell visits The Faversham Creek Hotel and the Red Sails Restaurant

Kent’s oldest Faversham is the oldest market town in Kent. Located on a winding creek there are lots of places to visit, as I was to discover on my recent short break. This bustling town has beautifully preserved medieval streets, hundreds of listed buildings and the meandering creek, once full of commercial sailing barges, is a lively scene of leisure and pleasure craft. There’s an array of independent shops to explore and the traditional market is held on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in the centre of town. With lots of places to visit including Chart Gunpowder Mills (Faversham was the centre of the country’s explosive industry for 400 years), The Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre where an expert guide takes you on a tour through this busy working brewery, Maknade Fine Food Hall and much, much more. Call into the visitor information centre, part of the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre in Preston Street for more information or the Faversham Creek hotel where I stayed has information to hand. A Building Lovingly Transformed David Selves, along with his wife Tracy, purchased the building, which dates back to 1723 and lovingly transformed it into a beautiful boutique hotel. My wife and I checked in late afternoon and were warmly welcomed by David and Tracy. We were to chat later with them in the comfortable bar and lounge area like old friends, but for now another David, David Lowe (there were a few David’s there that night!) the General Manager took our bags

and showed us to our room – Queen Matilda. In keeping with Faversham’s colourful past all the rooms have been named after famous people or businesses. The Queen Matilda room is ‘the jewel in the crown’, a premier room with views over the Henry Pay Courtyard. Aside from the fabulous four-poster there’s a raised feature bath in the room, plus a large en-suite. After unpacking and relaxing for a while, the decadent notion of a soak in the bath with a glass of champagne took hold. No time unfortunately on this occasion – dinner booked in the award winning Red Sails Restaurant and pre dinner drinks of course with our hosts. The lounge and bar are warm and welcoming. David and Tracy have invested much time in creating a ‘home from home’ atmosphere along with special touches like fresh flowers, tasteful decoration and very unusual wallpaper in the rest rooms – worth seeing! The bar is well stocked offering a large selection of wines, gin, whisky and champagne, as well as locally sourced cider and cocktails. There’s an opportunity to join one of the drinks clubs and taste the wide range of gins, whisky and bottled craft beer. Creekside Fine Dining The Red Sails Restaurant is an integral part of the hotel and with 36 covers each dining table is named after a Thames barge with a Faversham connection from whose sails the restaurant takes its name. Now to be honest I can’t remember the name of my table –

I was too engrossed in the dinner menu and the extensive wine list! Head chef Scott Pendry leads the kitchen and the front-of-house is managed by the experienced Food and Beverage Manager, Fabio Armenti. This really is a beautiful and relaxing restaurant with fabulous food. The food philosophy is great ingredients, locally sourced where possible, and where the plate is a canvas and the chefs use their talents and skills to create dishes of great texture and taste with exciting visual

effect. This was recognised last year by the Red Sails Restaurant receiving its first AA Rosette. Overlooking the Henry Pay courtyard, which offers both sun and shade, outside dining is offered in summer. This is exceptional fine dining and both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the first class service that came with it. All the Red Sails Restaurant menus are available to view on their website – from bar snacks to lunch, dinner of course, tasting menus

and delicious afternoon tea. Fed and watered and saying our goodnights we made our way upstairs to our magnificent Queen Matilda room – she and her husband King Stephen founded an Abbey in Faversham in 1147 and were both buried there. A good night’s sleep and down for breakfast, not to be missed! After checking emails over one more coffee, there’s good free Wi-Fi throughout the building, we meet up with David again and he allows us to view the other 5 rooms; John Marlowe, Rigden, Henry Hatch, Robert Heller and Alice Arden. All of the rooms are individual and charming and rates start at just £85 a night including breakfast for the John Marlowe double room overlooking the courtyard. More pictures of the rooms can be seen on the website. See You Soon My wife and I discovered a ‘Faversham Treasure’. Not only is the hotel an excellent place to stay there but there are also the added bonus of an upmarket restaurant on site with first class service, a friendly atmosphere, fabulous food and reasonable Faversham prices. David and Tracy are rightly proud of this hotel and restaurant. As we left and said our goodbyes both David and Tracy said, “we look forward to seeing you again”. They certainly will, we can’t rate this hotel and restaurant highly enough and can’t wait to return.


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Places to Visit in Gujarat

Gir National Park This hilly, forested, 1412-sq-km sanctuary between Veraval and Junagadh is the last refuge of the Asiatic lion, best spotted between December and April. In terms of conservation, Gir is a massive success story, with lion numbers doubling since the 1960s, so big cat sightings are pretty much guaranteed. The only access to the park is via authorised safari, booked in advance; when you’re driven through the thick forests at dawn, if you’re lucky, you may spot agile chinkaras (gazelles), dainty chital (spotted deer), nilgais (large antelopes) and elusive jaguars. Most visitors stay in the wildlife lodges and hotels in and around the little town of Sasan, such as the Asiatic Lion Lodge or the Gir Birding Lodge. For something more luxurious, there’s the newly opened eco-resort, Woods at Sasan. If you haven’t secured a safari permit in advance, you can still spot lions and jaguars in the Devalia Safari Park – a small reserve within a reserve. A feast of festivals

Gujarati cuisine is famous across India for its lavish spices and flavours, and chefs and street-food vendors go into overdrive for the state’s many festivals. During the Navratri festival in September or October, Hindu devotees perform mass dances to honour the nine incarnations of the goddess Durga, swapping the standard Gujarati menu for special dishes made without meat or grains. The Uttarayan

Kite Festival in January is another extraordinary spectacle, filling the skies over Ahmedabad and other cities with a kaleidoscope of kites, from enormous whales and tigers to tiny 1-rupee fighting kites, while food carts serve seasonal treats such as jalebi (dough swirls soaked in syrup) and undhiyu, a stew of beans, yams and other vegetables, cooked in a buried pot heated from above. In November, attention shifts to the Rann of Kachchh, as a tent city emerges from the salt plains for Rann Utsav, hosting everything from dance and music performances to delectable Kachchhi foodstuffs. Champaner & Pavagadh Few sights in Gujarat make such an indelible impression as this Unesco Heritage Site. Even if

you’re not a pilgrim looking to pay your respects to the evil-destroying goddess Kali at the Kalikamata Temple atop the sacred volcanic hill of Pavanar, it’s well worth tackling the three-hour pilgrim trail and ropeway for the all-encompassing views from the top. Nearby, the mosques inside the ruined, centuries-old Gujarati capital of Champaner feature some of the most exquisite stonework you’re ever likely to see, with standout sites being Jami Masjid, Nagina Masjid and and Saher ki Masjid. Shatrunjaya Most days, you see a stream of pilgrims dressed in their finery, snaking their slow way up Shatrunjaya hill – one of the holiest Jainism sites. Most walk barefoot. Older pilgrims are carried by porters. Join the pilgrims, and it’ll take you less than two hours

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to tackle the 3300 steps leading to the spectacular temple complex at the summit of the hill, where Adinath, the founder of Jainism, is said to have meditated beneath the rayan tree. Don’t miss the wonderfully detailed carvings inside the splendid Adinath Temple; then just allow yourself to get lost in the narrow walkways and drink in the atmosphere. The pilgrimage is particularly impressive during the Kartik Purnima festival, when the trickle of the devout becomes a flood, flowing up the arid slopes of Shatrunjaya, and stopping at smaller temple tunks (enclosures) to pay their respects along the way. Craft villages of Kachchh

For centuries, the craftsmen and craftswomen of Kachchh – one of India’s richest areas for handicrafts – have perfected their craft, creating remarkably fine textiles of superb quality. But that’s not all. Kachchh village communities, scattered around the arid province, also specialise in wood carving, block printing, pottery, bell making and more. Using the capital of Bhuj as your springboard, you can engage the services of a knowledgeable local guide, such as Salim Wazir or Kuldip Gadhvi, who can tailor your visit to the villages of Kachchh according to your interests. Standout artisans include Vankar Vishram Valji, a weaver family in Bhujodi;

Parmath – specialists in Ahir embroidery; Traditional Rogan Art in Nirona keeps alive the ancient art of rogan painting, while Dr Ismail Mohammed Khatri excels at block printing using natural dyes. The Living & Learning Design Centre Crafts Museum is a superb introduction to the region’s creativity, and if you’re short of time, you can pick up superb textiles and weavings at the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan, Kala Raksha, Shurjan and Khamir cooperatives around Bhuj. Ahmedabad

The intense, bustling capital of Ahmedabad, India’s first Unesco heritage city, is likely to be your first port of call in Gujarat. A little overwhelming at first, it blows you away with its wealth of centuries-old mosques, mausoleums and temples and wins you over with its excellent museums and its terrific dining scene. The best way to tackle it is to stay in its historic heart, preferably in a characterful hotel, such as the Deewanji Ni Haveli, House of MG or French Haveli. Foodies have their work cut out, choosing between grazing at street food stalls at Ratri Bazaar, tucking into thalis at the likes of Gopi Dining Hall and exploring Gujarati cuisine at atmospheric Vishalla. With a reliable local guide, check out the unmissable Calico Museum of Textiles, the splendid Hutheesingh Temple, Gandhi’s former headquarters at Sabarmati Ashram and the impressive Jama Mosque and Siddi Sayid’s Mosque. If you have time, head out of the city to see the remarkable Modhera Sun Temple and the Rani-ki-Vav, the elaborate step-will in Patan.


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TECHNOLOGY FreedomPay Expands Across Europe

FreedomPay, the global leader in secure commerce technology for lodging, gaming, retail, restaurants, stadiums and other hospitality merchants, has announced the receipt of the Elavon UK certification for their Commerce Connect eCommerce and PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) compliant ePayments solution for the European market. This certification enables FreedomPay to securely process both ecommerce and card present transactions within the European market in partnership with Elavon, meeting the needs of retail, food and beverage and hotel merchants across Europe. The certification also extends to merchants who have U.S. and European locations, offering one consolidated gateway to securely process Trans Atlantic payments. “In a time of considerable growth and innovation in the ePayments market, this partnership allows FreedomPay solve for a merchants’ entire ecosystem by taking a best in class combination of eCommerce, card present and acquiring to multiple countries across Europe,” said Tony Hammond, Managing Director, Europe, at FreedomPay. “We’re thrilled to continue working with Elavon to make payments secure and simplified while always having the merchants and their consumers at the forefront of our mission.” This certification brings three main features to the European market; PCI-

Validated P2PE, enabling contactless payments, and our multi-channel solution including Hosted Payment Page, Payment Information Proxy and Virtual Terminal. Having EMV and a PCIValidated P2PE solution dramatically reduces the cost of compliance and provides greater business protection in the event of a data breach, along with enabling contactless payments allowing for high speed transactions, less time in line and an improved consumer experience.

Beyond faster, more secure payments, FreedomPay offers a multi-channel solution that manages merchant point

of sale, web and phone payments, all in one. For ecommerce transactions, our Hosted Payment Page is a whitelabelled responsive design solution for accepting user payment information, authorizing transactions, and returning a tokenized authorization. With FreedomPay’s Payment Information Proxy, transactions and cardholder data from third party sites, like Online Travel Agencies, are captured and tokenized prior to entering a point-of-sale or property management system enabling merchants to maintain PCI compliance. FreedomPay’s Virtual Terminal solution with PCI-validated P2PE secures cardnot-present transactions for inbound phone and back-office transactions by removing sensitive cardholder data from network environments. “There are no payment providers in the European marketplace delivering the level of security, functionality and service at the level of FreedomPay,” said Tom Durovsik, FreedomPay Founder and CEO. “We currently support the industry leaders across hospitality, lodging, retail, stadiums and other verticals and look forward to advancing the state of commerce for European merchants.” About FreedomPay The FreedomPay Commerce Platform is the best way for merchants to simplify complex payment environments. Validated by the PCI Security Standards Council for Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) along with EMV, Tokenization, Contactless and DCC capabilities, global leaders in retail, hospitality, gaming, education, healthcare and financial services trust FreedomPay to deliver unmatched security and advanced value added services. With broad integrations across top point-ofsale, device manufacturers and payment processors, supported by rapid API adoption, FreedomPay, the industry’s first TransAtlantic payments solution, is driving the future of commerce and customer interaction. For more information, go to www.freedompay.com.

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The Blackbird Cloud Experience

Forbidden Technologies plc, the developer and seller of Blackbird, will be working with Microsoft at IBC 2018 to showcase Blackbird’s workstation experience in the cloud. Blackbird is fully integrated with Microsoft Azure Media Services. Production teams use Blackbird running on Azure Media Services to turn live video into edited and enriched stories. These are published through Blackbird and hosted on Azure. The service is accessed using any browser on any device from anywhere in the world. Blackbird is the only solution on the market that provides such responsive frame-accurate navigation in the cloud. It plays edited media directly without any need for pre-render, and its integrated Blackbird Waveform supports jog and shuttle, as well as any playback speed and direction. Deltatre, a leading supplier of digital and broadcast services in the sports sector, is an extensive user of Blackbird through Azure Media Services. Deltatre uses Blackbird to extend its OTT offering of editing services for live and on-demand content for a wide range of sports including American football, athletics, golf, rugby and cycling. In one example Blackbird Forte is used to edit live highlights for 256 games per season of a major US sport all using Azure. Forbidden CEO, Ian McDonough said: “We are very happy to work with Micro-

soft Azure on their stand this year. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our Blackbird Edge software operating in Azure and a ground-breaking workflow that has come as a result of our cooperation.” Tony Emerson, Managing Director, Worldwide Media & Entertainment, Microsoft Corp. said, “In today’s demanding news, media and digital industry, our mutual customers depend on solutions such as Blackbird to increase speed to market. We are pleased Forbidden Technologies plc will make the Blackbird cloud platform available to Microsoft Azure customers, further enhancing their ability to create and manage digital content, while reducing production costs and fostering workforce flexibility.” About Forbidden Technologies plc Forbidden Technologies plc floated in February 2000. Forbidden develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using its patented Blackbird technology. The technology underpins multiple applications which are used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, postproduction houses, other mass market digital video channels, and corporations. The Blackbird technology allows full visibility on multi-location digital content, improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social media distribution which results in improved monetisation of video content.


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Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest

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By Muhammad Nadeem Jahangir - Technology Correspondent

With an emerging concept of advance computer vision, big companies like Google want their algorithms to be more precise so that it can beat human’s as much as possible who holds their position in the market as global giants. Google has been working on Artificial intelligence for a long time and has achieved some of the major achievements in the field, recently it is about to hold an event to test their image on recognition algorithm where humans are “attackers”, and they play their part by drawing images of bird which can fool the computer to recognise as bike and vice versa. However, a restriction has been imposed by Google as stated that any picture of a bird on the bike is not allowed in the contest. On the other hand, the image can be digital art, a 3D rendering or a photograph. But the image must be easily identified by a human as either a bird or a bike. The elimination from the contest happens if the algorithm fails to identify the bird or bike.

People can also participate as “defender” by writing code that can hold up to 90 days and the reward will be quarter of the total prize. Now the big question to arise here is HOW THE ALGORITHM CAN BE FOOLED? The expected answer shall feel like complex logic, but it is not very complex, the trick named as “adversarial noise” – the distortion in

the image. This means hiding some complex patterns in the depth of the picture can trick the image recognition algorithm and can fool the system to see something other which is not there. Google has revealed some patterns that when placed in some scenes, it can make the computer see as a toaster. The colourful pattern, or “psychedelic pattern” tricked many image recognition

software until the system was trained enough to recognise better. Google said, “The objective of this contest is for defenders to build models that will never make confident mistakes”. The contest would continue for months until the prize money will be claimed. Therefore no ending date has been announced.

Facebook launches their own Smart Speaker called the ‘Portal’ By Khalid Karim - Technology Correspondent

Facebook already plays a significant role in our everyday lives - arguably more significant than many feel totally comfortable with. Whether it’s through Facebook itself, Messenger, Instagram or WhatsApp, chances are that you’re interacting with Facebook regularly, which is what makes the company so powerful and is also so concerning when it comes to potential data misuse. Already Facebook is very much part of our daily lives which can make you shudder to think how much it actually is sewn into the fabric of our lives. Whether it’s directly or indirectly interacting with Facebook, you will most like have a connection with it through one of their other platforms such as Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. However, while Facebook plays a prominent role in how we communicate digitally and we are heavily influenced by that, it’s going to become even more instrumental if you pardon the pun. According to American based media company Cheddar, next month Facebook will announce it is going to Debut ‘Portal’ Video Chat Device with Amazon Alexa. This will enable users to ‘speak to Facebook’ within their homes, furthering The Social Network’s reaches. There are no official promo shots available as yet of the speakers, but the device is believed to look something like Amazon’s ‘Echo Show’ smart home device, with a camera above a speaker and a video screen, which would sit on a surface in your home. Furthermore, Portal has the scope to be integrated with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and enable users to play music, watch videos, see cooking recipes, and get the latest news. The integra-

tion with Alexa presents an interesting scenario because Portal was assumed to be a competitor for Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home devices, which are already seeing steady growth in the market place. This integration with Alexa, if the reports are true, suggests that’s not the case, and that Facebook may be able to collaborate further with Amazon to expand Portal’s usage - while also likely giving Amazon Facebook-connected capacity for their own devices to some degree. Another interesting thing to note about the Portal is that it will likely be able to access outside on-demand entertainment services like Netflix and Spotify and stream them into your home entertainment devices. That could prove a breakthrough for Facebook’s own video aspirations. While having more video content available on Facebook, it will be seen as a positive step, where it really needs to be available is on your home TV, which is central to which our homes are effectively built around as a main primary entertainment source. It is true to say that video content is rising on PCs and connected devices, the TV still reigns supreme. If Facebook were able provide a device which enables users to easily stream Facebook video content direct to their big screens, that could give its Watch platform and exclusive content a significant boost. But we have to be cautious here, in allowing Facebook to have even more control of what we consume in our own homes. For starters, the Portal camera will have facial recognition ability but even more creepy to note; it has been reported it will be able to follow individuals

around the room, tracing their movements. Such tracking would add more volume to Facebook’s data vaults, as will any task you perform via the device, the shows you watch, the music you listen to and the people you call etc. The use of the Portal en masse as a new adoption of new tech gives Facebook even more exposure into people’s behaviours, in our own homes no less, which could enable more accurate ad targeting (or re-targeting) but worst part is it could be open to abuse and used for less scrupulous means. It’s probably why, according to Cheddar, Facebook has delayed its official release which was originally slated for May 2018, However among the uproar and fall out over the data privacy scandal, they have chosen to postpone the release until now. As a result what has been reported is that a ‘privacy shutter’ will cover the device’s camera when it’s not in use in order to give users reassurance that they are not being traced. Given the ongoing rumours that Facebook is listening to your private conversations and accessing your phone camera without your knowledge, this feature makes sense, - though you can be forgiven if you are still skeptical where there is still the potential via the Portal, when you start seeing Facebook ads for things you have only discussed at home but have never searched online for. This maybe the biggest drawback for the Portal to be accepted into the mainstream. After the recent data privacy leaks and political scandals that followed, trust in Facebook is at an all-time low, which will no doubt have many potential customers seriously

thinking twice, thrice or even more whether they want a Facebook-driven device in their home. In its current form, there is nothing hugely compelling that would offset such concerns, though there are more than 33 million voice-first activated devices now in circulation and this market is projected to grow more in the future. Facebook is still willing to make that gamble to tap into that market now before sales of alternatives leave it so far behind the competition that it becomes difficult to catch up. Remember what happened to Nokia, Windows Phone. If handled right, this could be the next new ‘thing’ in social media adoption, making digital platforms reach further with our devices into our own real world and everyday experiences. Naturally let’s not forget speech recognition and translation tools, which if they get it right and working, could provide significant breakthroughs and huge benefits through the Portal device. Similarly, around this time a Canadian company Thamlic is also reportedly close to launching potentially gamechanging new smart glasses, which could layer digital objects over the real world. New Virtual Reality experience, something that various digital companies are looking to break into. As these devices become more advanced and offer more compelling uses and a case for, invariably demand will increase which may overshadow any privacy concerns. The greatest trick these companies will do is to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, yet again...! The Portal device will come in two versions priced at around $300 and $400.

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Pycom’s Strategic Partnership With Season Group

Pycom, an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technology company, today announced a strategic partnership with Season Group, a leading Global Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider, to provide end-to-end development, integration and manufacturing services for aspiring small to medium size enterprises (SME) companies. Based in Hong Kong, Season Group has been dedicated to providing disruptive organisations complete customized manufacturing and engineering services for over 40 years. Pycom is partnering with Season Group to ease one of the toughest parts of the technology development journey – the manufacturing process. “This is the main reason many projects never make it to market,” says Fred de Haro, Pycom CEO and co-Founder. “With the help of Season Group, we are thrilled to offer our customers a seamless process through manufacturing hurdles, making it possible to go from initial idea to final product in as little as three months.” “The biggest hurdle for any IoT project is time. Getting an idea to market before anyone else, and in many cases before running out of cash,” says de Haro. “Most entrepreneurs can only afford to keep projects going for a few months before requiring significant funding, making it difficult for SME’s to fund large production volumes, and finding the right manufacturing partner can be a long process and full of risk.” “In Pycom we have found a kindred spirit for innovation and a mutual drive to understand customer needs and deliver successful solutions,” said Carl Hung, Season Group CEO. “We look forward to availing customers of our extensive in-house design capabilities and experience in deploying complete IoT solutions to empower this thriving market.” Pycom maintains its main volume product manufacturing agreement with Taiwan-based Askey, a wholly owned ASUS Computers Group Company. Pycom is an Internet of Things technology company with a vision to give all connected ideas an opportunity to succeed. The company has pioneered an innovative IoT platform which is a unique suite of hardware and software products that connect developers, enterprises and consumers, creating an ecosystem between connectable things that removes barriers and reduces time to market. Since its launch in 2016, Pycom has attracted more than 29K customers across 83 countries and has attracted more than 240K developers to its global developer community.


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Diwali Recipe

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Serves 4

Bombay potatoes Cooking Time 10-30 mins

Ingredients • 4 tbsp oil • ¼ tsp mustard seeds • 2 pinches of chilli powder • ¼ tsp turmeric powder • 350g/12oz potatoes, boiled and quartered • salt to taste

Prep: less than 30 mins

These simple spiced potatoes are one of the most popular Indian side dishes. Serve as part of any Indian meal, although they are particularly good with chicken or vegetable curries.

Method: Step 1. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat setting. Step 2. To check that the oil is hot enough, sprinkle in a few mustard seeds, if they pop the oil is ready. Then add the remainder of the

mustard seeds. Step 3. Add the chilli and turmeric powders to the sizzling seeds, and salt to taste. Step 4. Fry this pungent mixture of oil and spices for 1 minute then add the potatoes. Fry for about

4 minutes until the potatoes are smothered in seeds and appear to have crispy edges. They will look quite yellow in colour. Cover the pan and on a low heat, cook the potatoes for a further 5 minutes. Step 5. Serve immediately.


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Instant The Ultimate Punjabi-Style Masala Tea Pickle time for preparation less than 30 mins

Ingredients • 3 tbsp jaggery (cane sugar) or palm sugar (both available from Asian grocers) or light brown sugar • 175ml/6fl oz cider vinegar • 120ml/4fl oz extra virgin olive oil (you can use peanut oil or vegetable oil) • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled

cooking time 30 mins

and crushed • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger • 400g/14oz small cauliflower florets • 5 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 5cm/2½in pieces • 225g/9oz baby turnips, peeled and halved

• 2 tsp whole brown mustard seeds, ground in a clean coffee grinder • 2 tsp salt • a mixture of 1 tsp chilli powder and 1½ tsp bright red paprika • ½ tsp Garam masala

For me this is the ultimate cuppa. It is what women across India make whenever they have friends coming over for a break or a chat. It offers solace and comfort and is invigorating and relaxing all at the same time. Ingredients • 350ml/12fl oz water • 100ml/3½fl oz milk • 4 black peppercorns • 10 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed • good pinch green fennel seeds

Method Step 1. Combine the sugar and vinegar in a small pan set over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, then turn off the heat. Step 2. Pour the oil into a large pan set over a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and ginger and stir for 30 seconds. Step 3. Add the cauliflower,

carrots and turnips to the pan. Stir and cook for about a minute or until the vegetables are coated with oil and still fairly crisp. Step 4. Reduce the heat to low and add the ground mustard, salt, chilli powder and paprika mixture and Garam masala. Stir and mix for a minute or two until the vegetables are coated in the

spices. Step 5. Pour in the palm sugar-vinegar mixture and stir. Take off the heat and allow the pickle to cool. Step 6. Spoon the finished pickle into one or two clean jars, with its juices, then refrigerate. The pickle may be eaten immediately but will keep in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.

time for preparation less than 30 mins

• small piece cinnamon stick • 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and roughly sliced • 1 black tea bag • sugar, to taste • salt, to taste (optional)

serves 1 cup

Method 1. Heat the water and milk in a pan with the spices and ginger until it comes to the boil. Turn the heat down and cook over a low to medium heat for 15 minutes. Be careful as the milk can easily rise and boil over.

cooking time 10-15 mins

2. Once the volume is reduced to a large cupful, add the teabag and let it brew for one minute, or longer if you like strong tea. 3. To serve, strain into a cup and add sugar or salt if using, to taste.


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SCRAMBLER JOYVOLUTION: LOTS MORE FUN IN THE LAND OF JOY

The latest Ducati Scrambler makeover provides a bike that is now even more contemporary, comfortable and safe, taking ‘Land of Joy’ fun to new heights. Affordable and essential, the Ducati Scrambler is the perfect blend of tradition and innovativeness. Even in this latest ‘Joyvolution’ incarnation, it retains the pure essence of motorcycling: two wheels, a wide handlebar, a simple engine and endless fun. What’s more, the new Bosch Cornering ABS maximises active safety during braking, adding an extra layer of untroubled freedom. The Ducati Scrambler brand, launched in 2014 to ‘speak a new motorcycling language’, puts a modern-day slant on the ethos of the 1960s Scrambler. It’s fair to say that it’s no mere motorcycle, it’s a veritable lifestyle. Free-spirited, go-getting and non-conformist, open to other cultures and styles, Ducati Scrambler has created a world - the ‘Land of Joy’ – where aficionados can share their experiences and ideals. A world in which the protagonists are not bikes or performance but people and their passions: music, cinema, art, photography, street food. A new approach that takes the motorcycling experience to the next level.

Ever since its launch, the Ducati Scrambler has set a whole new standard by offering a fresh take on motorcycling. In 2015 it became the world’s 10th best-selling bike over 500 cc, an absolute first for the Bologna-based bike manufacturer. Four years on from the brand launch, more than 55,000 Scrambler bikes have been sold worldwide. The breadth of the brand is also evident in the four mono brand Scrambler Camp stores in Padua, Borgo Panigale, Barcelona and New York, and the two Scrambler Food factory restaurants opened in Bologna. The first result of the Joyvolution is the new Scrambler Icon. The aluminium of the new, beefier side panels matches the steel of the teardrop tank and the glass of the headlight flawlessly. A black-painted engine, brushed cylinder head fins and machine-finished rims give the Ducati Scrambler eye-catching panache. The all-new headlight with LED DRL (Daytime Running Light) boosts bike visibility in traffic, even in daylight, as do the new auto-off LED indicators. More ergonomic switchgears make it easier for the rider to scroll the LCD instrument menu, which now includes fuel level info.

On the Ducati Scrambler the high, wide handlebars, the new flat seat and renewed suspension set-up merge to ensure an outstandingly comfortable, relaxed riding position. Low weight, low centre of gravity and slightly chunky tyre treads ensure great handling and pure fun whatever the situation; thanks to the safety provided by Bosch Cornering ABS - all-new and exclusive for this category of vehicle - riding is now more carefree than ever. Riders will also appreciate the new softer-feel hydraulic clutch control, while the adjustable lever - like the one on the front brake - ensures the lever-handlebar gap can be adapted to individual needs. Ducati Scrambler is a lifestyle brand. It draws its inspiration from multiple sources, including music, as a listen to Scrambler Web Radio. Thanks to the Ducati Multimedia System, riders of the new Scrambler can now listen to their favourite playlists, answer calls or chat with the passenger. The Scrambler Icon is available in Atomic Tangerine with black frame and a black seat with grey trim or in classic ’62 Yellow with black frame and black seat with grey trim.

NEW GORDON MURRAY DESIGN TECHNOLOGY CUTS VEHICLE BODY WEIGHT IN HALF

The world-leading British design and engineering company Gordon Murray Design has unveiled the latest version of its ground breaking iStream automotive manufacturing system which revolutionises the way cars are manufactured. Combining a high-strength aluminium frame with advanced carbon fibre composite panels, iStream Superlight® brings Formula One-derived construction and technologies to mainstream car production. The new process promises to usher in a new era of vehicle performance with the lightweight structure offering greater safety, lower emissions, improved handling, and enhanced durability. The new innovation not only delivers up to 50% weight reduction compared with a standard stampedmetal body, it also offers new levels of platform flexibility. Due to the modular nature of the iStream Superlight chassis, the core platform can be adapted to suit every segment of vehicle from sports cars and ultra-efficient electric city cars to SUVs and light commercial vehicles. This adaptable formula ensures cost-effectiveness for manufacturers by avoiding the need for high capital investment and individual chassis designs for each model variant. Professor Gordon Murray said: “The new iStream Superlight approach to vehicle manufacturing is a paradigmshifting innovation for the global automotive industry. It is a breakthrough that will deliver the lightest chassis technology for decades to come. The Gordon Murray Design team has created a unique, adaptable and cost-effective way for manufacturers around the world to dramatically improve vehicle performance and efficiency.” ‘iStream Superlight’ employs a simple high-strength aluminium thin-wall tubular frame and honeycomb recycled carbon-composite chassis panels in place of the stamped metal used

in most volume car production. Its lightweight design delivers a bodyin-white structure delivering up to 50% of the weight of stamped metal, while achieving new levels of rigidity, durability and platform flexibility. Key advantages of iStream Superlight: • 50% saving over conventional stamp steel BIW • Corrosion resistant properties exceed coated steel • Low weight aluminum frame can deliver a cost neutral BIW when compared to stamped steel • More efficient frame stiffness achieved for aluminum section through the use of carbon iPanels® iStream lightweight seat Gordon Murray Design has also revealed its new seat innovation – the iStream lightweight seat, which uses the same innovative materials, techniques and technologies as the iStream chassis. This newly-developed seat incorporates glass or recycled carbon-fibre composite and a tubular frame to achieve dramatic weight savings. Compared to a typical vehicle seat, the iStream lightweight seat achieves a weight reduction of up to 30%. The iStream lightweight seat can be designed to suit all types of passenger vehicle. While the design is aimed at weight saving in passenger cars, the new seat has the potential to benefit other passenger transportation sectors. From aerospace to rail, the patented design delivers new levels of lightweight and low tooling co

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BOLTON KIA OPENS NEWLY EXPANDED SERVICE DEPARTMENT • Bolton Kia, located in Middlebrook Retail Park, has undergone an expansion to its Service department • Service site enlarged to 21,000 sq.ft. • Three new staff added to the Service team • EV charging ports available at Service and Sales locations Kia Motors (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that Bolton Kia have expanded their Service department, located 300 yards away from their flagship sales showroom on Middlebrook Retail Park, Bolton. The Service department has expanded from 15,600 square-feet to 21,000 and now includes 11 service bays, capable of servicing 12,000 cars a year. Two EV charging points are now available to customers and EV drivers, one located at the Service centre and the other at the Sales site. Three new Service staff members have been employed including two Service Advisors and a Technician which brings the overall team at the Service site up to ten. Bolton Kia now employs 45 people across both sites. The expansion includes three different waiting areas comprising of a quiet waiting lounge, TV lounge and a kids’ area with a PlayStation. There is also a new parts desk that is located within

the Service centre reception area, a refreshments area alongside a modern reception area. Parking has also been improved for customers with the number of car parking spaces doubled. Kevin Howard, Dealer Principal at Bolton Kia, commented: “We are extremely happy and proud to witness the incredible expansion that has taken place at Bolton Kia. We see over 12,000 vehicles per year through our service department and with the expansion our customers will have the best experience available.” “The team at Bolton Kia are pleased to be part of such a large development and with the addition of three new Service staff members we will be able to provide an outstanding experience to our existing and potential customers in the Bolton area. Kia continues to grow and evolve and the development of our dealership reflects this. Our Service department is now open and ready to welcome customers.” he added.

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Volkswagen Uses The Latest 3D Printing Process For Production

Volkswagen is the first automotive manufacturer using the latest 3D printing technology: the “HP Metal Jet” process simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing. The biggest advantage: productivity improves fifty times compared to other 3D printing methods and depending on the component. Hence, for the first time, three-dimensional printing is mass production ready in the automotive industry. Together with printer manufacturer HP and component manufacturer GKN Powder Metallurgy, Volkswagen is therefore pressing ahead with the development of the technology for mass production. The partners presented the new process for the first time at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Dr Martin Goede, Head of Technology Planning and Development, Volkswagen, said: “Automotive production is facing major challenges: our customers are increasingly expecting more personalization options. At the same time, complexity is increasing with the number of new models. That’s why we are relying on state-of-the-art technologies to ensure a smooth and fast production. 3D printing plays a particularly important role in manufacturing of individual parts.” A Volkswagen vehicle is manu-

factured from 6,000 to 8,000 different parts. Previous 3D printing processes can, however, only be used for the special production of individual parts or prototypes. The additive 3D Metal Jet technology from HP enable the production of a large number of parts using 3D printing for the first time – without having to develop and manufacture the corresponding tools. This significantly reduces the time required to manufacture parts. As a result, the process is now also interesting for the production of large quantities in a short period of time. “That’s why the new HP Metal Jet platform is an important step into the future for us as an automotive manufacturer, but also for the entire industry. And we look forward to helping shape this development and thus creating further added value for our customers in the future,” Dr Goede continued. In collaboration with HP and GKN, Volkswagen is further developing the technology so that design elements can be printed in a small series at first. This will be the prerequisite, to be able to produce individualized design parts such as tailgate lettering, special gear knobs or keys with personalized lettering for customers without a great deal of effort. The plan is to be able to

offer this kind individualization proposition to customers as soon as possible. As early as next year, GKN Powder Metallurgy intends to establish a process chain geared toward automotive production in collaboration with Volkswagen. The first small (design) components are to be used to further develop the technology so that the first structural components for mass- production vehicles can be printed within two to three years. “A complete vehicle will probably not be manufactured by a 3D printer any time soon, but the number and size of parts from the 3D printer will increase significantly,” explained Dr Goede. “Our goal is to integrate printed structural parts into the next generation of vehicles as quickly as possible. In the long term, we

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expect a continuous increase in unit numbers, part sizes and technical requirements – right up to soccer-size parts of over 100,000 units per year.” The new 3D printing process using the HP Metal Jet process is an additive process in which parts are produced layer by layer using a powder and binder. The component is then “baked” into a metallic component in the so-called sintering process. This differs from previous processes in which powder is melted by means of a laser. Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing at HP Inc, said: “Volkswagen is driving unprecedented innovation as the automotive industry goes through its most transformational era since cars first rolled off the assembly line. “We’re proud to collaborate with Volkswagen to identify opportunities for production based on HP’s new Metal Jet 3D printing platform. Together we are engineering and testing solutions for mass-customization and the creation of higher-performance, lower-cost functional parts. And as electrification ushers in entirely new vehicle architectures, we’re excited to collaborate on future 3D applications such as the lightweighting of fully functional and safety certified metal parts.”

Suzuki extends sponsorship of mk dons Suzuki GB PLC is very pleased to announce that it will continue as the principal partner and shirt sponsor of MK Dons for a further three years. The latest deal, which runs until the end of the 2020/21 season, was concluded during the summer break prior to the football club’s promising start to the new campaign. It sees the vehicle manufacturer pledging its commitment to the Milton Keynes-based League Two squad with one year still to run on the existing agreement. Suzuki’s decision to extend its long-standing relationship will see the sponsorship funds invested into MK Dons’ award-winning initiatives within the local community, helping, in particular, individuals with disabilities who Suzuki already provide discounts to when choosing to lease a car through the Motability Scheme. Nobuo Suyama, Managing Director of Suzuki GB PLC, said: “Despite a couple of challenging years on the pitch, our long-established sponsorship of MK Dons has proved a very successful and mutually beneficial partnership. This is therefore a solid foundation on which to further our relationship with the club, and to continue to support the renowned and invaluable work of MK Dons in the surrounding community beyond the game of football.” As part of the multi-year

contract, Suzuki will receive valuable exposure to the club’s huge fan base. Its logo will feature prominently on the MK Dons’ first team, training kit and replica shirts, whilst the brand will equally take centre stage on pitch-side, programme and magazine advertising, at promotional events, on official Club stationery and on the backdrops used during the team’s media interviews. Pete Winkelman, Chairman of MK Dons, added: We are so pleased to announce that Suzuki has, once again, pledged its commitment to our Club. They have been a fantastic sponsor for us our longest-serving Title Partner - and we couldn’t be happier

about having them right behind us for the next three years. Not only have Suzuki supported us on the pitch, they have also made a huge impact off the field, helping us and our Sport and Education Trust to improve lives across Milton Keynes. We are proud to continue that work with Suzuki as we look to bring excitement and success to MK Dons and the people of Milton Keynes.” Andy Wooldridge, Commercial Manager at MK Dons added “I’d like to thank all of the team at Suzuki for their dedication in ensuring this partnership has been as successful as it’s been over the past four seasons. We were delighted when Suzuki were so open to renewing their sponsor-

ship early when we approached them over the summer. Having a global brand like Suzuki on our shirts is testament to the reach of MK Dons in Milton Keynes and beyond.” In addition, the DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes hotel, which is part of the club’s stateof-the-art 30,500-seater Stadium MK will host numerous Suzuki corporate events, while staff based at Suzuki’s head office, who work less than four miles away from the ground, will also benefit from tickets and hospitality on match days. This is in addition to personnel being able to enjoy access to Arena MK’s popular Festivals and Christmas Party nights.


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Cdk Global Boosts Workshop Business Only 1 in 4 motorists cannot read a number plate from 20m away Three police forces in England have announced they are planning to test the eyesight of every motorist they stop. If the motorist can’t read a number plate 20m (65ft) away they will have their licence revoked on the spot. In a poll conducted by Venson Automotive Solutions, a worrying 1 in 4 motorists said they were not very confident or not confident at all they would be able to read a number plate from that distance. Simon Staton, Director of Client Management at Venson Automotive Solutions comments: “The fact that only 39% of respondents were very confident they would be able to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away is very worrying. By law this check is only required before a person takes their practical test, there is no further legal requirement to check it again.” In previous research conducted by Venson, 70% of motorists surveyed confirmed they had started wearing glasses or contact lenses since passing their driving test. It is however impossible for a fleet manager or business to monitor any changes to a driver’s vision, especially if they are then required to wear glasses or contact lenses for driving, unless a robust checking system is in place.

Keith Bell of The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents explains: “Legally, if the driver of a car can read a newer-style number plate (2001 or later), from 20m away, with or without glasses or contact lenses for long or short-sightedness, they are classified as meeting the standards of vision for driving but must wear their glasses or contact lenses when driving if necessary to read the number plate.” Employees who drive as part of their job role must have regular eyesight tests, under current EU legislation, and the employer has a duty of care responsibility to confirm they are fit to drive – this includes passing the eyesight requirements. Any employer found to be in breach of these rules, and therefore putting their employee and other road users at risk, could be prosecuted. Staton continued: “No business can afford to have an employee’s driving licence revoked on the spot. We therefore advise fleet managers and those responsible for duty of care for employees driving for company business, to ensure regular eyesight tests take place and any changes in circumstances documented. This will reduce risk of business liability as well as increase safety on our roads.”

According to new research commissioned by CDK Global, by far the biggest reason customers return to a workshop is ‘trust’ (cited as the most important factor by 72% of respondents), followed by ‘convenience’ (most important for 18%). With particular emphasis on building customer trust and convenience, the Connected Workshop system from CDK brings together six core areas of a maintenance department. With trust and transparency at the core of the system, the result is a seamless customer experience, fewer missed opportunities, faster customer processing, and greater efficiency. The integrated system, run through CDK’s industry-leading Autoline Drive DMS platform, integrates online service bookings, mobile customer check-in, digital vehicle health check (VHC), and video-based CitNOW technology to deliver a highly-professional, modern, and seamless experience to customers. The end-to-end workshop integration enables automatic customer notifications of service and repair status, facilitates mobile-based customer approvals for additional work, and can even schedule follow-up contact – based on ‘amber’ work advisories. With a high degree of automation and the eradication of data duplication, the Connected Workshop system maximises ‘earning time’ for front desk and workshop functions. Stuart Miles, MD for UK and Ireland at CDK Global, said: “Our research shows that if we can secure customers’ trust, we’ll maximise opportunities to retain more than two thirds of a workshop’s potential audience. CDK’s clever integrations enable highly-personalised automated

contact with the customer and eliminate duplication of data for service reception teams and technicians. The result is high efficiency, less down time, plus happy customers who come back again and again.” Connected Workshop ensures that customer convenience is prioritised – helping to improve customer service ratings. For example, CDK’s new research shows that only a third of customers who’d ‘ideally book service and maintenance work online’ did so. CDK’s Service Online system plugs this gap, allowing convenient online bookings that automatically populate a workshop’s calendar with customer information. The workshop system also provides a more personalised experience, helping to develop customer trust. While

technicians are working on a customer’s car, the integrated CitNOW functionality enables a personalised video to be sent to customers highlighting issues as they are discovered and enabling instant approval to additional work. Customers hate just feeling like a number so, continuing the personalisation theme, the company’s Mobile Service Advisor allows retailers to deliver a tailored customer experience. The system’s functionality frees workshop front-of-house teams from reception desks, allowing them to check-in customers anywhere on the premises while personalising greetings and remaining informed about the customer’s service history. In addition, CDK’s Campaign Manager can automatically schedule customer reminders to be issued based on work

logged during vehicle health checks. This innovation – which connects directly to the DMS – boosts customer convenience by keeping the customer fully informed of required work and helping to pre-plan maintenance – thus removing the requirement to contact the dealership each time a fix is required. These helpful, non-intrusive, and personalised reminders enhance customer communication (an issue for 26% of customers) and help to reinforce trust. Connected Workshop combines the functionality of CDK’s Service Online; Campaign Manager; Mobile Service Technician; VHC Touch; and Tyre Predictor systems. CDK is working with third parties to create a seamless automotive retail consumer experience for consumers – as it has with CitNOW.

Honda Endurance Racing Revved Up For The 2018 Bol D’or The 2018-2019 FIM Endurance World Championship roars into life and the Honda Endurance Racing team is ready for action, as the first round gets underway with the legendary Bol d’Or 24-hour race. Once again the prestigious event will be held at Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France, and Honda’s endurance specialists arrive in their best position to-date having wrapped up the 2017-2018 EWC season in third place. The teams’ rider line-up remains unchanged for the 24-hour with Erwan Nigon, Gregory LeBlanc and Honda stalwart Sébastien Gimbert, all lining up to tackle the 5.673km circuit aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Having finished last year’s event in third place, the team are again looking towards the podium and to do one better to finish second, or become Bol d’Or winners for the first time in the teams’ history. With interest in the FIM Endurance World Championship growing worldwide, Honda Endurance Racing will be joined by 59 teams on-track, for what is set to be an action packed 24 hours

of racing. Sébastien Gimbert The Bol d’Or is a very special race and I am happy to be riding with Gregory and Erwan again, we had a very good season last year and to finish the championship third was the best for my team. We come to this race in a good place, we had a positive test and everything feels good, the team has done a lot of work with the Fireblade since Suzuka and we are in a good position. I think we can for sure look to the podium, but we know that it won’t be easy as we race for 24 hours and we have great competitors. So for now we need to see how we get on with practice and qualification and hope we can push hard – but this is endurance racing and we all know anything can happen. Gregory LeBlanc I am happy to be back with the team for this race after my injury earlier this year, which resulted in me missing Suzuka. This race last year was my first with the Honda team and we finish on the podium in third; we also finished Le Mans on the podium in second so now we go for a 24-hour win! I have

won at the Bol many times and for sure it would be great to celebrate in this way again. I have a very good team and also my teammates Sébastien and Erwan are also very good, so I am confident we can have a good race and finish well. Erwan Nigon I am excited to race the Bol d’Or with

the Honda team alongside Gregory and my good friend Sébastien. We make a very good team, which we proved last season finishing the championship in third. The pre-Bol test was good, but it was also good for our rivals, so we cannot be complacent and we need to arrive strong and keep being strong. We have 24 hours of racing in front

of us, which is very hard on everyone but with the performance we have had I think we can be strong and fight for the win! Jonny Twelvetrees Team Manager We are arriving at the Bol d’Or in the best position we have ever arrived with the memory of last year’s third place and finishing third in the EWC last season. We have a very strong team with three fantastic riders and I really see no reason why we can’t be pushing for the podium again, or even the win! To win the Bol after 24 hours of racing would be such a reward to everyone for all the hard work and it’s the next step for us, we finished last year third, Le Mans in second, so really the next step is to take the race win. Since Suzuka we’ve been working on a few issues we had last season and making sure we don’t experience these again, but all in all we have a fantastic endurance package, not only with our three riders but also with the Fireblade and the team. We’re ready to challenge the Bol d’Or and I am looking forward to this week and our journey.


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SEVEN NAMES USED BY CAR MANUFACTURERS

Car manufacturers are guilty of confusing drivers with complicated names for common features and simple technology. MotorEasy has revealed some of the most baffling lingo used by car makers as it continues its fight for “plain English” in the UK automotive industry. The car ownership and maintenance service has launched the

‘Lost in Translation’ campaign in a bid to convince garages to ditch the jargon. It is now targeting complex abbreviations and meaningless product names that leave Brits baffled about what’s actually fitted on their car after having previously questioned garage lingo. Audi’s Mechatronics, Vauxhall’s

OnStar and Mercedes’ Distronic Plus have all been called out for their meaningless names as part of a list compiled by MotorEasy. Abbreviations like TPMS and ADAS are also common-place on options lists but mean very little to most drivers who are left unaware of how their cars actually work.

MotorEasy founder, Duncan McClure Fisher, said: “Using complex names and abbreviations might sound impressive on an options list but is simply confusing for the everyday driver. “While garages are guilty of using baffling lingo when talking about repairs, car manufacturers must also do better when it comes to explaining what is fitted to a vehicle rather than using meaningless names and terms. “Our ‘Lost in Translation’ campaign is focusing on making the whole industry easier to understand for everyone to build trust among drivers, manufacturers and mechanics.” MotorEasy’s ‘Lost in Translation’ aims to highlight how workshops could take simple steps to improve the relationship they have with customers and increase customer loyalty as a result. The light-hearted campaign launched with a series of short tongue-in-cheek clips to show how Brits don’t put up with baffling lingo in other trades.

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Mazda Adds Autumn Colours With New Special Edition Models

Delivering unique looks and excellent value, Mazda’s latest Mazda2 and CX-3 special edition models arrive in dealerships this autumn. In dealerships now, the 2018 Mazda2 Black+ Edition costs £15,795 and is limited to just 500 units. Based on the 9Ops SE-L Nav+, the new special model is distinguished by 16-inch black alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a roof mounted shark fin antenna and a Brilliant Black roof spoiler. The value proposition is further enhanced by a choice of free-ofcharge Machine Grey Metallic, Dynamic Blue Mica or Deep Crimson Mica paint. Arriving later in the autumn, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 Sport Black+ is based on the popular 121ps 2WD SE-L Nav+ model, and comes with a choice of manual or automatic gearbox. As with the Black+ Mazda2, just 500 cars will be offered to ensure exclusivity and there’s a choice of three free-of-charge paints: in this case Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Eternal Blue Mica or Machine Grey Metallic. The sporty looks of the standard CX-3 are further enhanced by a black rear spoiler and mirror caps, while inside black leather seats are standard. Priced at £22,195 for manual and £23,195 for the automatic: over and above SE-L Nav+, the Sport Black+ gets 18-inch silver alloy wheels, chrome garnish side and

front bumper trim, front parking sensors, reversing camera, a heated steering wheel and a colour head up display. Commenting on the latest special edition models, Mazda UK Sales Director, Peter Allibon said, “Both the Mazda2 and Mazda CX-3 have been updated this year and with the introduction of a pair of standout special edition models, which bring the generous equipment, distinctive looks and the enhanced value discerning small car buyers are looking for, I think our 2018 Mazda2 and 2018 Mazda CX-3 ranges are more attractive than ever.” Across the entire 2018 Mazda2 and 2018 Mazda CX-3 range all models are homologated under Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) regulations and meet Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards. Like the rest of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 range, the Sport Black+ has benefited from a host of updates, with the revised cabin now even more comfortable, ergonomic and upmarket. Redesigned around the adoption of an electric parking brake, the centre console now flows more elegantly into the dashboard, while the Mazda Multimedia Commander has moved forward for improved usability. Comfort and functionality has also been improved with a padded armrest with console storage box under-

neath. The front seats benefit from use of high-damping urethane foam cushions that improve comfort and support, while the rear seats now feature a central armrest with built in cup holders. Cabin refinement has been improved with upgraded door sill trims, thicker sound isolation in the doors and enhanced rear glazing. In addition, an increase in the cabin headliner thickness absorbs more sound to deliver a hushed cabin. With the focus on the driver engagement you’d expect from Mazda, the 2018 CX-3’s development also targeted enhanced handling and improved ride comfort. New coil springs and dampers have been fitted, while the front anti-roll bar has also been changed. Combined with a recalibration of the electric power steering, the end result is more consistent weight transfer and improved shock absorption. Commenting on the 2018 Mazda CX-3 Sport Black+, Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson, said “ever since its launch in 2015, the CX-3 has hit the right spot with our customers and the 2018 model builds on this success with its well-considered updates. And as with all our special edition models, the Sport Black+ adds a standout distinctive model to the line-up”


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SPORTS

Unite & Uplift made their official debut in the FA Sandwell and Birmingham Communities League on the 22nd September 2018. by Mohammed Zafran

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www.asianworldnews.co.uk the City, with sport and education being the main catalyst to give these youths another opportunity to change their lives around in the presence of Co-Director Thomas Mcgeever, who is the Head of School at South and City College. Unite & Uplift since announcing that they will enter a team in the league after a lengthy discussion between Zaf and the FA Equality Officer Obayed Hussain, have had near enough over 80 players who have been training under the supervision of first-team coach Thaj Richards. It has been real tough for Thaj to select the best team as so many of these youths are very talented despite lacking league experience, but Thaj who has been working with Unite & Uplift for a number of years as a lead volunteer is up for the challenge. The team has been sponsored by Harrison Bryce Solicitors, Capital Business Hub, Asian World and Subway West Midlands. The brand Ambassador for Unite & Uplift is the “Midlands Voice of Football” Tom Ross, who brings a wealth of football knowledge with him and will be a big plus in the progression of these young players as it is not just football they will be learning but also discipline and how to respect each other.

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AW Facts Did you know? Unite & Uplift is an organisation which was founded by the Pride Of Birmingham Winner, Mohammed Zafran BEM, in the hope of engaging with youths

from all different communities to keep them away from crime. This has led to over 21,800 youths participating in Zaf’s projects all across

Raf “Alive and Kicking”

by Mohammed Zafran

Raf Hussain started training in Muay Thai the national sport of Thailand at the age of 14, Muay Thai consist of punching, kicks, knees and elbows. He was hooked to training and soon found himself competing and winning, at the age of 18 he was teaching full time. Raf became a national champion then a British champion. Raf went on to open his own academies, 8 Limbs Muay Thai Martial Arts Academy. He opened his first Academy in Coventry in 2010 and then opened a second branch in Birmingham in 2014. Raf has now been involved in the sport for over 20 years. Raf is a trainer of many champions with his students winning regional, national, British, European and World championships. He also promotes the art of Muay Thai with regular events under S3 Fight League which is becoming a popular

fight night brand. Raf continues to promote Muay Thai with his academies and promotions, not just that, he also does his bit for charity regularly, raising money for causes in need. His achievements in Martial Arts and Charity Martial Arts Achievements... * WKA Muay Thai silver medallist. * Red Band in Muay Thai (equivalent to a black belt in any other martial art). * WAKO Muay Thai English Champion. * IKF Muay Thai British Champion. * IKF Muay Thai World Challenger. Trainer of champions... * He has produced Regional , English, British, European, Intercontinental, Commonwealth and World Champions. * Owner of 2 full time Muay Thai Martial Arts Academies. * Promoter of Muay Thai events.

The longest Tennis match was 11 hours and five minutes long. It took place over a period of three days. * Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt. * 2016 Asian Achievers Awards at the Houses of Parliament. * 2016 inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame. * 2017 awarded Unsung hero of the year at The British Martial Arts Awards. * 2017 awarded the Black Belt Open Championship award by Martial Arts Illustrated. * 2018 finalist for the role model of the year award @ The Midlands Business and Community Awards. Achievements in charity... * Conducted a Muay Thai seminar to sponsor an orphan through Islamic help. Sparred 100 Rounds for Gaza and raised over £2000 for Ummah welfare trust. * Accommodated a ladies only tournament at his Birmingham Academy. * Helped raise over £10,000 for Muslim Aid. * Raised over £1000 for The Foundation of conductive education which help children with movement disorders. * Helped match K1 fights on 2 amateur events that both were raising money for charity, one for orphans in need and the other for Ummah welfare trust. * Charity fight for the refugee crisis, raised over £2500 * Raised money for the Ronald McDonald House charity which give parents somewhere to stay while their children are in hospital. * Sparred 100 Rounds for Syria and raised over £6500 and purchased 10 tonnes of rice and put on to an container that left Birmingham to Syria. * Raised money for PSC support a charity that works to bring awareness of a rare liver disease. * Spared boxing for 12 hours to raise money for the homeless.

Fitness freaks often complain of stiffness and pain in their joints, which can be for many reasons as doing moves incorrectly while working out, overdoing on certain exercises, amongst others Lean In to Your Weight Your size affects some of the strain on your hips, knees, and back. Even a little weight loss can help. For instance, every pound you lose takes 4 pounds of pressure off the knees. Try and keep your weight in check. Avoid Stretching Before Exercise Flexibility helps you move better. Try to stretch daily or at least three times a week. It’s important that you don’t stretch cold muscles, though. Do a light warm-up (like walking for 10 minutes) first to loosen up the joints, ligaments, and tendons around them. Do Low-Impact Exercises What exercise is good? To protect your joints, the best choices are low-impact options like walking, bicycling, swimming, and strength training. High-impact, pounding, and jarring exercise may be too much. When in doubt, ask your doctor. Strengthen your Muscles Stronger muscles give your joints better support. Building even a little more strength can make a difference. A physical therapist or certified trainer can show you what moves to do and how to do them. If you have joint problems, avoid quick, repetitive movements. Power Up Your Core Stronger abdominal and back muscles help you balance, so you’re less likely to fall or get injured. So include core (abdominal, back, and hips) strengthening exercises in your routine. Pilates and yoga are great workouts to try. Keep Your Bones Strong Calcium and vitamin D can help you do that. Dairy products are the best sources of calcium, but other

options are green, leafy vegetables like broccoli and kale. If you don’t get enough calcium through diet, ask your doctor about supplements. Target Your Posture Stand and sit up straight to protect joints all the way from the neck down to your knees. One easy way to improve your posture is by walking. The faster you walk, the harder your muscles work to keep you upright. Swimming can also help. Stay in Motion It’s the golden rule of joint health: The more you move, the less stiffness you’ll have. Whether you’re reading, working, or watching TV, change positions often. Take breaks from your desk or your chair and move around. Safety First Padding is your pal. So suit up when you do things like in-line skating or play contact sports. If your joints already ache, it might help to wear braces when you do activities like tennis or golf. Know Your Limits It’s normal to have some aching muscles after you exercise. But if your pain lasts longer than 48 hours, you may have overstressed your joints. Don’t exercise so hard next time. Working through the pain may lead to injury or damage. Treat Joint Injuries Physical trauma can contribute to cartilage breakdown and osteoarthritis. If you injure a joint, see your doctor right away for treatment. Then take steps to avoid more damage. You may need to avoid activities that overstress the joint or use a brace to stabilize it. Chill Out Pain Ice is a natural -- and free -- pain reliever. It numbs pain and eases swelling. If you have a sore joint, apply a cold pack or ice wrapped in a towel. Leave it on for up to 20 minutes at a time.


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Kedar Jadhav shares the secret behind his wicket-taking bowling Jadhav, recovering from a hamstring injury, made a convincing contribution of 3 wickets in the Asia Cup clash against Pakistan taking up three wickets with his deceptive side-arm action. He told that he didn’t bowl much in the nets, he just bowled a couple of overs in the practice session before a match. Jadhav remembered how former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decision to hand him the ball in an ODI against New Zealand back in 2016, showed the bowler in him. He told that Dhoni asked me to bowl in that New Zealand match, my life was completely changed.” He said that they tried to do what they were expected to do – bowling in the right line and length, keeping the pressure while the fielders were in the circle. If they stick to the processes, the results will be in their favour,

and that’s what was happening. He felt a tweak in his fitness regimen after having surgery in April which had also helped him become a hoof cricketer. Jadhav also felt his fitness had improved after his surgery, and in the last four months, Jadhav had learnt a lot about training and fitness. It had definitely helped him and had made him a different cricketer. The 33-year-old cricketer said that every time he did his rehab previously, he used to start playing, hoping that the problems wouldn’t come back again. Many a time he also used to miss his routine, but now, regardless of how he felt, he started his day with either gym or running. That gave him confidence that he was getting stronger and fitter every day, and that helped him on the field.

England player Olly Stone to play in ODI series in Sri Lanka English Team have named uncapped fast bowler Olly Stone in their team to play the Sri Lanka ODI series next month. The Warwickshire seamer is considered as one of the fastest young bowlers on the county matches; capable of bowling north of 90mph. Olly Stone took eleven wickets against Durham in front of English selectors at Edgbaston a fortnight ago to assist confirm his inclusion in the England touring team. He will be joined by Tom and Sam, the Curran brothers, who have impressed the English team in all forms this summer. Liam Plunkett is

also named in the squad but will not be able to play the first three ODIs due to his marriage. Liam Dawson of Hampshire is the only player not having an England white-ball contract to be included in the squad of 16 men for the series that starts in Dambulla on 10th October. David Willey, the Yorkshire allrounder, was not selected for the team due to a back injury. The team squad departed for Colombo on Sunday 30th September. England ODI squad versus Sri Lanka Eoin Morgan (Captain, Middlesex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos

Buttler (Lancashire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)Chris Woakes (Warwickshire). ODI Fixtures: • One-Day Warm-Up, SLC XI v England, Friday October 5, 2018, P Sara, Colombo (9.45am IST) • One-Day Warm-Up, SLC XI v England, Saturday October 6, 2018,

P Sara, Colombo (9.45am IST) • 1st ODI (D/N) Sri Lanka v England, Wednesday October 10, 2018, RDICS, Dambulla (2.30pm IST) • 2nd ODI, Sri Lanka v England, Saturday October 13, 2018, RDICS, Dambulla (9.45am IST) • 3rdd ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka v England, Wednesday October 17, 2018, PKICS, Kandy (2.30pm IST) • 4th ODI, Sri Lanka v England, Saturday October 20, 2018, PKICS, Kandy (9.45am IST) • 5th ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka v England, Tuesday October 23, 2018, RPICS, Colombo (2.30pm IST)

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Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas

By Faisal Khan Amir Khan climbed off the canvas to beat Samuel Vargas in what was a very anxious and nervous night for the former two-time world champion. A sold-out crowd in the Birmingham Arena saw the pride of Bolton make his second ring outing, following a two-year absence after he was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez. Khan had returned to the ring in April and brushed aside Phil Lo Greco in one round. Samuel Vargas had been previously stopped by Errol Spence Junior and Danny Garcia. Everyone was expecting Amir to easily work his way past Vargas. Vargas proved to be a much tougher test for the former Olympic silver medallist. Khan once again showed his blistering hand speed, sharp combinations and dropped Vargas twice, but he also showed signs of a weak chin, ring rust and tiredness. The Colombian rocked Khan on more than one occasion during the fight and also dropped him with a huge right hand towards the end of the second round. Amir responded in typical fashion in round three, by knocking down Vargas. It appeared the original punch had struck Vargas on the back of his head. As the fight went on, the Brit seemed to have gassed out and took a few rounds off, while the South American went on the attack and tried to cause a stunning upset. As the fight went on, Amir weathered the storm and boxed his way through the later rounds. Khan, in the end, won comfortably on the scorecards, all three judges went in favour of Khan by unanimous decision. Although Khan more or less won every round on the judge’s scorecard, there are lots of things to work on if the 31-yearold is to become a world champion for the third time. Now the question is, what is next for this highly rated British talent? Majority of Boxing fans want to see Khan get in the ring with longtime rival Kel Brook for an all British showdown. While Khan favours a fight with Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao. Pacquiao is currently the WBA Welterweight Champion of the world and is slowly coming to the end of his career. Many people believe Khan is ducking Kel Brook, a fight that has a huge appeal not only to British boxing but also in terms of money and settling a long time feud. Khan has claimed that Kel Brook has lived off his name for many years, while Brook has stated Khan is scared to fight him. Both fighters are currently contracted to Matchroom Boxing and signed by promoter Eddie Hearn. In terms of British boxing, only a rematch between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte would compare to Khan taking on Brook. The Welterweight division is regarded as one of the most exciting divisions in Boxing today. With highly rated fighters such as Errol Spence Junior, Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman and Terrence Crawford, many people believe the pride of Britain is nowhere near world class level and would struggle against world class opposition. ‘King’ Khan who is now trained by Joe Goosen has been urged by many Boxing pundits to take a mega-fight against Kel Brook. Not only do they feel giving the public what they want is important. However, they also believe it could be both of the fighters biggest payday in Boxing. Both fighters have suffered significant defeats in their careers. Amir is an exciting fighter and has amazing hand speed, not only does he have one of the best Boxing fan bases in the world, but he has also conquered America and on his day can match anyone.


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Shahbaz Nadeem breaks bowling world record

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The emerging Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem broke a twenty years old world record for best bowling figures with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Left-arm Nadeem ran through the Rajasthan batting to end a sensational spell. Rajasthan were all out for 73 runs in 28.3 over’s with Nadeem’s final figures 8/10. Jharkhand eventually won the game by seven wickets. The previous best bowling record was also in the name of an Indian in Delhi left-arm spinner Rahul Sanghvi, who took wickets 8/15 against Himachal Pradesh in 1997-98. Sanghvi played just one Test for India in 2001 against Australia. He told PTI reacting to his feat that he didn’t know till some people told him that he had broken the world record. It felt really good to play for the state (team). Nadeem also made a hat-trick in the match, dismissing M K Lomror, C D Bist in the 20th over and T N Dhillon off the first ball of the 22nd over. He told that he was happy with

his performance and the hattrick made it more special. Nadeem told that he was overjoyed with the way he was bowling and felt that the spell as a net bowler to the Indian batsmen at the ongoing Asia Cup in Dubai was helpful. Nadeem added that bowling to the batsmen in the national team helped a lot. He was able to work on his bowling. You could know where you stood when you bowled to top-quality batsmen. He was happy he got the opportunity. He joined the Jharkhand team. Talking about the pitch, Nadeem told that it aided the spin bowlers, but one had to stick to the basics. He told that his idea was to bowl on the stumps and keep a good length. He knew if he bowled in the right areas, there would be purchase from the wicket. He did that and got the results. The Rajasthan team got off to a good start and were 30 for no loss in the 8th over. When he came on to bowl, and in the second or third delivery Nadeem felt there was something in the wicket.

India are Asia’s Biggest Contenders to Win World Cup 2019, according to Wasim Akram India have taken the title in Dubai as Cricket champions of Asia in 2018. Even without their leading batsman and team captain Virat Kohli, India came out as top-dog and triumphed over rivals Bangladesh by a total of three wickets in the final match. The winning team are now expected to be Asia’s best hopes of lifting the trophy in the World Cup series, which will take place in England and Wales next year. Throughout the tournament, the team exemplified their powerful batting and bowling skills, which are predicted to make them serious competition for the rest of the national Cricket teams across the globe. “India proved to be well ahead of everyone. Their exposure is greater, they have financial benefits and the money invested in their system like the Indian Premier League is bearing fruits” commented former Pakistani Skipper Wasim Akram on the Indian team’s progress so far. Despite, their set-backs in this series, Akram was hopeful about Pakistan’s future prospects in the World Cup. He said: “It’s hard to predict eight months

in advance, but I am sure Pakistan will bounce back. They have some serious work to do in both bowling and batting.” Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur deemed his team’s short-comings in the Asia World cup as a confidence crisis. He said: “These guys work every day on their catching, but the minute one goes down, it’s kind of like a disease....We’ve got to trust the skills to come out in the end. We’ve banked the work. It’s time for that to pay off.” Surprisingly, the Indian team received the biggest challenges in the competition from the lower-ranked contenders such as Afghanistan and Hong Kong. Afghanistan showed a serious fighting spirit in the competition, especially from wicket-taking spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan. The team only came short of securing a place in the final after suffering a three-run defeat from Pakistan. “We have sounded a warning for the World Cup teams...We need to work in a few areas, so we have time to do that before the World Cup,” commented Afghanistan team captain Asghar Afghan. Even though India have performed fantastically in the Asia Cup, they still have a long road of progress ahead of them.

Bancroft FC wins the Sonali Othith Friendship Cup In the group stages, Bancroft played with Sonali Othith in the final after having drawn with the golden veterans. Sorwar Alam’s men attired in a comprehensive display - scoring first when a short ball from keeper Mohsin Ahmed to Abdul Muktadir was squared to Mofozzul Ali, who then released Mamun Rashid. The attacking full-back scored a clean one-two with Fozzlul Hoque before he delivered for Mosthak Chowdhury to bundle home the ball. In the mid of the 2nd half a jinking run from Monsur Alam, Emdad Rahman who was in a position to drive into the penalty area and square for Khairul Alam to tap home the clincher found a new place on the prestigious list of Friendship Cup Winners. After Khoyrul Islam distributed the man of the match award to Khairul Alam it was left to

Bethnal Green Councillor Mohammed Ahbab Hossain to give the winner’s trophy to Bancroft captain Emdad Rahman, who told that the team were under no illusion that they were taking the day off to win the tournament and played each game perfectly to achieve that. They were winners; they were hungry throughout. Bancroft manager Sorwar Alam also told that he bought that team together at the eleventh hour. Most of them had never trained together let alone play. He threw them into the mix and explained that they all had reputations of being winners and he expected them to play a certain way. He said thanks to their fluid style of play and their gelling together they were the only team to be able to play the full squad in each game. Well done to the team and a special thanks to Sonali Othith for this tremendous cup competition.

A keen sportsman himself, entrepreneurial mentor and CEO of The Hive Collective, Matt Stewart believes playing sports can successfully prepare young people for the challenges of entrepreneurship. As a wave of young people across the UK are heading to university for the first time, The Hive Collective, a Sheffield based event marketing agency is encouraging freshers to join a sports team or society to give their future career prospects a boost. The Hive Collective has recognised that individuals with experience in playing competitive and team sports often thrive in the business world and share many attributes with leading entrepreneurs. “Prior to the business I was a keen sportsman and played cricket to a good standard. I also participated in other sports, such as football, tennis and swimming’”, outlines CEO at The Hive Collective, Matt Stewart. Mr Stewart is confident that playing sport helped develop the skills and mind-set that allowed him to launch his own business. “Playing sport teaches you to look at how your performance feeds into the bigger picture, it gives you a clear target to work towards, and is the perfect example of how effort and commitment drives better results – in many ways it’s a crash course in how to be an entrepreneur”, continues the CEO.

The Hive Collective believes Cricket, in particular, is an excellent example of a sport that teaches practical, futureforward lessons. To be a successful bowler, for example, an individual must have self-discipline, as there is a minimal margin for error to avoid penalties. Playing cricket regularly helps people to understand how self-discipline can lead to a more controlled and successful outcome, even when the pressure is mounting; an essential attribute for budding business owners. The Hive Collective works with a community of young aspiring entrepreneurs and as such has ensured sport is still very much ingrained in the company culture. The agency regularly hosts five aside football nights, and sports-themed incentives – rewarding top performers with tickets to Premier League football matches and ringside seats at National boxing events. Specialising in event marketing, The Hive Collective is keen to meet increasing client demand and scale up its community of industry talent. Believing it’s only right that everyone gets a shot at success; the agency isn’t preoccupied with qualifications or previous industry experience. Instead, the firm looks for a positive attitude and a willingness to develop existing skills sets.


Moeen Ali’s ‘Osama’ jibe claims closed by Cricket Australia T

he England all-rounder has allegedly stated in his recent published autobiography that an unnamed Australian player has previously made a slur about him in Cardiff, referring Moeen to Islamist militant Osama Bin Laden, during an on-field exchange. Australia’s governing body had re-examined Moeen’s complaint. However, no additional information came to light after they liaised with the England and Wales Cricket Board during the Ashes campaign. A spokesman said on Cricket Australia’s website: “We have followed up with the ECB and our team management and confirmed that the incident was investigated at the time, with a response provided to Moeen.” “Moeen elected not to progress the matter any further, and we have not been able to ascertain any new additional evidence through our enquiries. As such, the matter is considered closed.” “We take a zero-tolerance approach to remarks of this nature, they have no place in our sport, or in society and any allegations raised with us are treated seriously and respectfully.” “Representatives of our country are expected to uphold a high standard of behaviours and values, and they are fully aware of the consequences should they fail to do this.” In an extract of his book which was being serialised in the Times, Moeen wrote: “An Australian player turned to me on the field and said, ‘Take that, Osama’.” “I could not believe what I had heard. I remember going really red. I have never been so angry on a cricket field.” Moeen asserts that he told a few of his team mates about the incident and he thought that England’s head coach Trevor Bayliss raised the issue with his Australian counterpart, Darren Lehmann. According to Moeen, the player denied the allegation, and said to Lehmann “Take that, you part-timer.” Moeen added: “He came up to me and said, ‘I know what you thought I said, but I didn’t say that. I’ve got Muslim friends, and some of my best friends are Muslims.” “I did not argue with him. But I was so clear that is what he said. Why should I invent it out of the blue? I’ve got nothing against him. I have never had any fights with him before. I did not even know the guy. And I thought his denial was a standard response.”


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