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Emotions were definitely running high for crowds and viewers of Ariana Grande’s benefit concert, held for the victim’s of May’s harrowing attack following her concert in Manchester. Despite being less than two weeks after the terror attack, the starlet was able to band together with some of the industry’s top runners, including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Little Mix, selling out the a 50,000-capacity venue within minutes. Relatives of some of the victims had disagreed with Ariana, arguing it was too soon after the incident, but the atmosphere and energy on the night was testament to the spirit of Manchester, as Grande said tearfully, “light, and filled with fun, love and bright energy.” The emotionally poignant song list included Ariana’s rendition of Somewhere over the Rainbow, Robbie Williams’ Angels and a favourite amongst crowds, Black eyed Peas’ renowned global hit, Where is the Love? The concert was watched by an average of 10.9 million viewers, peaking at 14.5 million as the gig drew to a close - making it the most watched TV show of the year so far. The British Red Cross confirmed that more than £10 million has been raised for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund so far - £2 million alone was raised during the three-hour concert through text and online donations. One Love Manchester executive producer Scooter Braun said during the show: “Manchester, your bravery is our hope. Because of you, we can now represent through this as a worldwide community, that we will be ready, we will be fearless and we will be great.” Thousands attended the female pop star’s Dangerous Woman tour when panic and mayhem seized the crowd, as an im-

provised explosive device carried by the attacker caused victims to be thrown by the blast, scattering nuts and bolts across the foyer area. More than 240 calls were made to emergency services with more than 400 police officers and 60 ambulances flooding the area. Those confirmed dead include 18-yearold sixth form student Georgina Callender, an Ariana Grande “superfan” from Lancashire. Eight year old girl Saffie Rose Roussos was also confirmed as having been killed after being separated from her sister and mother. Ariana Grande left the arena unharmed, however reports claim the singer was “in hysterics” over the deadly blast. She tweeted: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.” The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed 22 people including young children. The first arrest has been made in connection with the attack. Prime Minister Theresa May disclosed that the authorities know of his identity, but refused to reveal it. Mrs May condemned the “cowardice” of the attacker and hailed those who rushed to help, who had shown “the spirit of Britain ... a spirit that through years of conflict and terrorism has never been broken and will never be broken”. She said: “The terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail.” The impromptu but much needed ‘One Love’ gathering is a testament to the power of music as a symbol of strength, unity and normalcy and In times of tragedy and turbulence, music truly has the power to unify and heal.


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“We don’t sell human meat!”

A Birmingham takeaway became victim to a vile internet smear campaign which wrongly accused them of selling human flesh to customers. Continued from front page A serious, but completely false allegation, was made against Sams takeaway, accusing the proprietor of selling human flesh as processed meat! Internet trolls shared the ludicrous claim on social media, jeopardising the highly successful and popular business. Owner, Zaheer Ahmed spoke to Asian World about his ordeal which has had major repercussions for him and his business. He said: “We were getting constant phone calls from the public over a period of a couple of days asking if we were open or not. Then a friend noticed the story on the internet, stating that the remains of two dead bodies had been found at the premises, ready to be sold as processed meat to customers. There was a photograph of my shop with the name of the so-called owner of the shop ‘Rajan Patel’ being shared on Facebook! Firstly, that’s not my name and I have never heard of that person and secondly I was absolutely stunned at the allegation. Before we knew it, the infor-

mation had spread like wildfire. It could have been anyone that did this, a customer with a grudge, a rival business or kids messing around.” Mr Ahmed was astonished by the accusation and reiterated his innocence stating: “Of course it’s all lies. If there were human remains in my shop I would be on my way to prison, trading standards would have been involved and my business would have been closed down immediately.” In response to the accusations, Mr Ahmed created a Facebook page to reassure customers that there was no truth in the allegations, receiving wonderful reactions, comments and support from customers and members of the public. He added: “Some people are very gullible, and believe everything they read or hear. This was a very deliberate attempt at destroying my livelihood.” The online slur, spread largely via Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat has led to a drop in takings by as much as 70 percent.

Mr Ahmed said: “I have a very good business, and many, many customers who are remaining loyal and supportive to me, realising that this allegation is crazy, but it has affected my business that I have worked very hard to build up for many years.” Mr Ahmed stated that he is bitterly disappointed at the lack of action taken by the police. He said he immediately informed them of the incident, but so far they haven’t made any progress with tracing the perpetrators. The 37 year-old said he cannot understand why it is taking the police so long to find out who is behind this atrocity. He stated that he wouldn’t want anyone else to suffer in the same way that he and others have, by means of dangerous hoaxes such as these. In the meantime, the owner is confident he will continue to hold his head up high and continue to get his successful business back on track to regain the excellent reputation that took him 11 years to build.

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Fairytale carriage made in Birmingham restored back to India

Built in 1939 by Birmingham’s Frederick Selby and Co. Ltd, the beautiful carriage was often shipped to India for royal weddings. The extravagant carriage was shipped from Birmingham to India for grand weddings. Notably Princess Sushila Kumari of Bikaner to Maharaj Kumar Bhagwat Singh Mewar of Udaipur. Princess Sushila was the granddaughter of Sir Ganga Singh ji, and the Bikaner-Udaipur. The wedding was a highlight of the 1940s. The carriage was used frequently during the 1940s however it was eventually put into storage. The carriage was put into storage and dismantled and put into storage until the late 1960s. But in 1969 the infamous carriage was once again set on display in a local museum in Udaipur. In 2013 a dedicated silversmith gallery was opened commencing the restoration of the opulent carriage. In January 2014 the silver carriage was once again back in action for the marriage of Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur, grandson of His late

Highness Maharana Bhagwat Singh. The carriage is now part of the City Palace Museum in Udaipur and proudly on permanent display. It now stands as: “magnificent symbol highlighting the close cultural ties between the two countries”. The carriage is described as one of the biggest and significant pieces within the Silver Gallery. It is a prime example of the skilled craftsmanship that Birmingham was famous for at the time. The skilled Birmingham silversmiths demonstrate their capabilities through this creation. Its stunning framework consists of carved wood and steel with thick sheets of silver. It contains intricate animal and floral patterns across the carriage. They include lions and boars in hunting scenes, a dancing girl on the carriage’s footplate – and prancing cupids on the panel’s rims. The lavish interior includes pink upholstery for the comfort of occupants. Now back on display in the City Palace Museum, it stands as a shining example of the close cultural and social ties between Britain and India. Bhupendra Singh, administrator in chief of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, said: “After independence, the silver carriage and all such

trappings of wealth and state were stored away. “Everything connected with the pomp and ceremony had to go. The royal families not only had to live within their means, they also had to be seen to be doing so. “You couldn’t have extravagances like the buggy – perhaps just a few horses.” The interior has been re-carpeted and reupholstered. Damage to the axles have been replaced.

In the public display it is pulled by two fibreglass horses. Mr Singh said: “We were clear that we didn’t want the buggy to be displayed on its own. “We also arranged for the animals to match the exact pose shown in the wedding photograph from 1940, allowing us to keep the whole display as authentic as possible.”

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Stay Authentic: Stay True by Ashlee Roberts Training events can be laborious at the best of times. Usually lasting for hours; the only light relief is through lukewarm coffee, rich tea biscuits and small talk in the breaks. Except; on this occasion, one client’s small talk transformed into a full blown group debate. Ishmael Khan, who is the owner of a successful architecture company, openly expressed his challenges keeping his identity overt in his business. Many of the British participants looked perplexed. One man even stated how easy it is to be authentic through your company’s brand. After all, why would you want to hide who you really are? If you haven’t realised by now, Ishmael is Muslim and extremely proud of his faith. He has leaned on his religion in times of hardship and praised God in times of happiness, but not everyone in the UK shares his zeal for Islam. “There have been times where potential clients have spoken to me on the phone, wanted to work with me, and the second they found out I am Muslim, they retracted on their offers and found someone else. It’s a subtle change in their behaviour, but it’s noticeable to all who have ever suffered prejudice in

their life” His fears of losing clients forced him to re-evaluate his business image. He battled with the idea of making his company sound more Eurocentric, which would be more “inclusive” for non-Muslim clients, but after having a conversation with his wife and children, he realised running away from his identity was not the answer for his business, or the example he wanted to set for his family. “My wife is a very wise woman. She said by changing the name of my company to a whiter sounding trade, it would attract a bigger audience, but would I really want to work with people who won’t accept the real me? Although inclusion is very important in business, I needed to stay authentic. That is the only way I can provide the best business possible – by staying true to myself”. And that is exactly what Ishmael did. He changed the name of his company – by including his surname in the middle. Instead of hiding, he’s broadcasted his identity for all to see. In a world of fear and false appearance, Ishmael’s peacefully defiant act teaches society to strive for authenticity and true identity instead of convenience.

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The US President has taken to twitter yet again. London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has accused Donald Trump of being divisive after the US President took to social media to criticise his leadership, following the recent London attacks. Trump had launched a series of twitter attacks on Khan, accusing him of being overly politically correct. Khan widely condemned the attack, adding that there was no reason for people to be alarmed by the sight of armed police officers In true Trump fashion, the president took to twitter, saying: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” Despite the constant provocation from the US President, Khan stated he was too busy dealing with the nation’s terror crisis to respond to his divisive tweets. Talking to Sky News, he said: “I just haven’t got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump. Honestly I’ve got better and more important

things to focus on.” Seven people died and 48 were critically injured during the recent London attacks, when three terror suspects conducted a barrage of brutal attacks across the capital city. The three men rammed a white van into pedestrians before getting out and stabbing members of the public at random in Borough Market. The attackers were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the alarm being raised. Trump published a new tweet, saying: “Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM (mainstream media) is working hard to sell it.” Appearing on Channel 4 News, Mr Khan stated that Trump was wrong about “many things” and urged the fact that his state visit to the UK should be cancelled. “I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA

in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” he said. “When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong.” Despite Trump’s constant negative commentary, the United States Conference of Mayors, which represents 1,400 communities of more than 30,000 people, issued a statement of solidarity. “The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London. We send condolences to family and loved ones of those dead and injured,” said the group. “We send praise and absolute respect for the police officers who responded with eight minutes to kill all three of the London Bridge terrorist murderers.”

Imams refuse the right of funeral procession for London attackers

More than 130 religious leaders and figures have refused to perform funeral prayers for the attackers behind the London attacks earlier this month. Scholars from across the country said that the pain caused by the incident led them to come to the highly uncommon conclusion of refusing the right to a traditional Islamic burial and urge others to do the same. Adding: “We will not perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer over the perpetrators and we also urge fellow

imams and religious authorities to withdraw such a privilege. This is because such indefensible actions are completely at odds with the lofty teachings of Islam.” The Metropolitan police commander for engagement, Mak Chishty, called for “a step-change – a different direction and a different movement to counter the scourge of terrorism, extremism and hatred that we have in our communities at present”. In a statement he read out on behalf of Muslim communities, Chishty said: “It is

the Islamic duty of every Muslim to be loyal to the country in which they live. We are now asking questions to understand how extremism and hatred has taken hold within some elements of our own communities.” Secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Harun Khan, expressed his rage over the London attack. Speaking on behalf of the MCB’s affiliates, he said: “That is why we agree with the prime minister that things must change. Enough

is enough. We are ready to have those difficult conversations, as equal citizens with an equal stake in this fight.” “We know that many of these people have previously led a life of delinquency. It is often the case that the path towards extremism is outside of the mosque and at the margins of society,” he said. “We are

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drugs and alcohol until she passed out. While she was passed out she was raped by Mehraj and three other men. Once she had escaped from the house she called the police. Police gathered DNA evidence connected to a number of men which included Mehraj However he escaped to Pakistan. Detective Con Mark Timmins of West Midlands Police said: “This was a sickening crime against a vulnerable young girl, who was plied with alcohol

Amar Mehraj 29 was one of four men who gang raped a 17 year old girl while she was unconscious back in 2009. and drugs before being sexually abused. England and Wales Rape Crisis member “Protecting young people from harm Centres across England and Wales is a priority for West Midlands Police responded to 171,000 helpline calls in and partner agencies and we take the last 12 months to 31st March,an reports of sexual offences extremely average of over 3,000 a week. seriously. This has increased by 16% since This case just goes to show that 2014-2015. 95% of the victims are we will never give up on bringing female. offenders to justice. Approximately 85,000 women and “Thankfully, justice has finally 12,000 men are raped in England and caught up with Mehraj.” Wales alone every year, thats roughly According to figures from An 11 rapes (of adults alone) every hour. Overview of Sexual Offending in

Right-or left-handedness affects sign language comprehension The speed at which sign language users understand what others are ‘saying’ to them depends on whether the conversation partners are left- or right-handed, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with British Sign Language (BSL) signers to see how differences in sign production affect sign comprehension. In BSL a signer’s dominant hand produces all one-handed signs and ‘leads’ when producing two-handed signs. They discovered that in general right- and left-handed signers respond faster when they were watching a right-handed signer. However, left-handed signers responded more quickly to complex two-handed signs made by signers who ‘led’ with their left hand. Similarly, right-handed signers reacted more swiftly to two-handed signs from fellow right-handers. PhD student Freya Watkins and Dr Robin Thompson published their research in the journal Cognition

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Here’, was shot in the slums where Miller grew up, with lyrics focussing on life’s tribulations and giving a voice to those living in poverty. Speaking about Penny Appeal’s collaboration with Miller, chairman and founder Adeem Younis commented: “We are delighted to have Ibn Ali Miller on board with our Forgotten Children campaign. We are encouraging people to harness the power of social media by watching, donating and then sharing the video to help spread the message that children living in poverty have a voice to be heard. Ibn Ali has experienced first-hand some of the issues we are trying to tackle, so naturally Penny Appeal is delighted to be supporting the launch of his first music video.” The ‘Forgotten Children’ campaign

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reaches out to severely traumatised or vulnerable children living on the streets, before taking them to one of Penny Appeal’s dedicated Rescue Centres in locations including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Senegal. Adeem added: “Once out of immediate danger, we arrange the best care for the children long-term. Where possible, we reunite children with their families, whilst continuing to support them with food and education. Where this isn’t possible, we arrange for a permanent guardian to care for them as a parent would.” To watch the music video for ‘Round Here’, visit youtube.com/ watch?v=HPatlD0kdGw. To donate to Penny Appeal’s ‘Forgotten Children’ campaign, go to http://www.pennyappeal. org/appeal/forgotten-children.

A man from Liverpool has been charged for his disgusting anti Muslim outburst following the recent terror attacks. The hateful rant was videoed by the man and posted on social media and it was shared multiple times on Twitter and Facebook. This online footage saw the man shouting racial slurs and threatening to cause harm to those who follow Islam, he also branded a machete and a fake grenade and boasted that he will ‘blow up all mosques’. The video got a mixed response on social media as some opposed the hateful slur and some used it to further entice hate towards Islam. Following the extremely racist video, the man named as Paul Hepplestall was arrested on suspicion of a public offence and intent to cause harm. Hepplestall,

has admitted he is embarrassed and that the video is disgusting when he was interviewed by the police, giving his name only as Paul he had this to say; ‘my drink was spiked with drugs on that evening and I do not hold responsibility for the views expressed in this video.’ Following this bigot’s slur, another scouse man wearing an Everton shirt has been seen making hateful, anti Muslim comments which again has been shared multiple times on Facebook. He threatened he would ‘remove all Muslims from Knowlsey’ and again tried to entice hate toward the religion of Islam. The police are looking into this second racist video, which also contains anti Semitic remarks as well as hate toward Asian people and Islam. A further investigation is pending for the arrest of this second man.


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M Y CO M M U N I T Y Ummah Care Foundation

Ummah Care Foundation (“UCF”) was the creation of Mr Feraz Younas as a vehicle to serve those less fortunate initially with the assistance of friends and family. The organization was conceptualized in November 2013 and the first supporters were on boarded in January 2014. The Organization is registered with the Charities Commission (Number 1160905). Over the last three years the Organisation has completed many projects both in the UK and overseas. Gaza Emergency Medical Aid Program The July 2014 conflict in Gaza which lasted for 50 days resulted in 2,143 martyrs, over 11,000 injured persons and a significant destruction of the infrastructure in the Gaza strip. At the height of the conflict, UCF travelled to the Rafahborder to assess the situation and to provide emergency medical aid to the Palestinian Health Authority during the month of Ramadan. This was followed up a further convoy of medical aid in August 2014. The work was carried out in conjunction with Arab Medical Union and the assistance of Dr Mohamed Said of Sinai Hospital. In addition to the convoys, UCF sponsored the treatment of wounded children, who had arrived in Egypt as refugees Gaza Qurbani Program During the Islamic festival of Eid Ul

Adha in October 2014, UCF delivered meat to the needy residents of Gaza in conjunction with the Arab Medical Union Pakistan Flood Relief Program The strongest post monsoon storm ever in Pakistan’s recorded history took place in September 2014, effecting parts of north east Pakistan. UCF provides relief to flood victims in PindiBhattian, located in the Hafizabad district in the state of Punjab. UCF Orphanage Our work at the Nest inspired and in April 2015 we set up anorganisation in Muzzafrabad, Pakistan that provides for unfortunate children along the lines of the ethos of the Nest. Things continue to progress well at the orphanage into 2016 with 35 children settling into a good and content routine. Our aim for every child there is to give them: 1) stability, shelter and safety of a home, 2) an education to be able to progress and 3) values through teaching of faith. Underpinning all of that was to create an environment where they could be happy and in the future learn to smile again. Following Eid Ud Adhawe decided to treat the children to day out – for all of them this was the first time any of them had known such an experience; they were treated to a fair, a walk in the mountains and a meal at Pizza Hut.

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New stretcher COULD HELP to prevent baby deaths in ambulances

Academics and industry partners in Birmingham, UK are developing a new device that will ensure newborn babies could survive in the event of a crash in an ambulance at up to 40 miles per hour. Product design experts at Birmingham City University have teamed up with Evac+Chair International – makers of the world’s most popular stairway evacuation chair – to develop the first-ever stretcher interface device (SID) for neonates. The universal device for neonatal equipment will be securely attached to European Ambulance Loading Stretchers (EALS) and those in other markets worldwide, complementing the existing range of goods and services offered by Evac+Chair International. With the newborn contained within an incubator, the partners are devising a quick attach/release mechanism that will see the device disengage from oxygen, power and other survival supplies in the event of a road traffic incident, to be then transferred quickly to another ambulance vehicle. Through Birmingham-based Evac+Chair International’s ParAid brand, the company already produces an award-winning ambulance child restraint (ACR) – a flexible and fully adjustable harnessing system for the safe and effective transport of infants and children. What makes SID unique to previous designs is that it will isolate the baby from sudden accelerations and decelerations to reduce the stress of road transport. To test the effectiveness of the design, SID will be impact tested at 40 miles per hour in a similar manner to

how the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) verifies the fit and protection offered by child restraints in the event of a front or side crash. More than 78,000 lives have been saved since Euro NCAP’s crash safety tests were launched in 1997, and the Birmingham team hope their SID and related products will achieve a safety rating similar to those given on child restraint systems. The project has been made possible due to a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) which has been agreed between Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, part of Birmingham City University, and Evac+Chair International. The terms of the programme will see a recent graduate from the University’s Product and Furniture Design course employed to work on the two-year project. Research findings from the collaboration will also be fed in to the University’s curriculum, ensuring that its teaching is informed by industry practice and innovation. Dr Panch Suntharalingam from Birmingham City University is the lead academic on the partnership programme. He said: “The major challenge in this project will be the development of a stretcher interface device with impact-resistant fixing points and ports for oxygen, power and other survival supplies situated around what encapsulates the newborn. “In order for the product to be desirable, it needs to be compatible with any European ambulance trolley, so this adds an additional complication,

as the variation in emergency vehicles and their components differs across the continent. “However, our work is vital in guaranteeing the safety of newborn patients in ambulances and giving their families piece of mind – something that will be at the forefront of all our minds throughout the project.” There is a lack of research in recent ambulance accidents in Europe but in the USA, between 1992 and 2011, there was an average of 1,500 crashes involving an ambulance that resulted in an injury, with 2,600 incapacitated as a result. 29 per cent of the deaths caused in these incidents were ambulance passengers. Ges Wallace, Managing Director, Evac+Chair International, said: “Working with Birmingham City University will enable us to develop a world-class innovative safety conscious products to complement our existing range of specialist patient and casualty handling equipment.” There are approximately 16,000 transfers of premature and sick babies each year in Britain, according to the UK Neonatal Transport Group. Many of these transfers are needed so that babies can be cared for in the correct type of neonatal unit. 44 per cent of neonatal transfers in 2014/15 were of babies who were moved to a more specialist unit. For example, this happens when a baby needs complex, long term intensive care because they are very premature or sick. Another 44 per cent of transfers were of babies moved to a less specialist unit when their condition improved.


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Prab’s Marathon Challenge in Sikh Music Traditions and the First World War Memory of Brother Presented by Alchemy and SAA-uk in association with The Network of Sikh Organisations, U.K.

and the knowledge that I was raising money for such a great cause. I started well, pacing myself, but after the 15th mile my left knee gave in and I had to complete the rest of the race by hobbling and walking. “The happy memories of my brother and the reason I was doing the run helped me get to the finish line – not in the time I was hoping for - but I managed to complete it, which was a great achievement!” Acorns provides specialist palliative care and support to life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across the Midlands. Services include short breaks, emergency and end of life care. The charity also runs a number of support groups for the wider family A dedicated road runner has and Prab and his family have ongoing completed an epic marathon challenge connections with Acorns through the to raise over £3,000 for the charity charity’s bereavement service. that cared for his brother. Prab, continued: “Pavan had many Prab Sahota, 38, from Tipton in fond and happy memories at Acorns the West Midlands completed the so it’s just nice to offer something 2017 London Marathon in April for back. The fundraising is just a small Acorns Children’s Hospice and its way of helping raise awareness for work providing care for children and this charity which is so close to mine support for their families. and my family’s hearts. Pavan, Prab’s younger brother, “The support from my friends, was born with muscular dystrophy family, colleagues and others has been received care at the charity’s Black amazing and kept me motivated to Country hospice based in Walsall. He keep pushing through the pain.” sadly passed away in December 1997, In addition to the London aged just 16. Marathon, Prab has taken part in Prab, said: “It will be 20 years a variety of fundraising events, this year since my brother passed including the Birmingham Half away and I wanted to do something Marathon, a Great Wall of China trek big for his anniversary year. I try to and an abseil, raising in excess of do a charity event every year and £7,000 for charity. each time I like to challenge myself To continue providing its care for and do something that is out of my families like Prab’s, Acorns must raise comfort zone. Running 26 miles nearly £10 million every year and it was something that I’d not done relies on fundraising for the majority before - the farthest that I’d run in a of this amount. competitive race was 13 miles. To find out more about the charity “On the day there was a great buzz. and how you can support it, visit I had a mixture of nervous excitement www.acorns.org.uk

Saturday 3 June to Wednesday 15 November 2017 in Doncaster, Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle, Gateshead, Birmingham and Ilkley Sacred Sounds tells some of the largely forgotten stories of British India’s role in the First World War. Over one million Indian combatants and non-combatants participated in this devastating war. Of these just under 100,000 were Sikhs – an astonishingly high number – considering they represented a tiny percentage of India’s population. Inspired by an evocative photograph of Sikh soldiers performing Gurbani Kirtan or Shabads (Sikh sacred hymns) in a French barn, this live concert showcases the music that Sikh soldiers took with them to camp and battlefield. The concert explores some of the many narratives of this period – the timeless and transcendent beauty of the Shabads themselves, originally composed by Guru Nanak (1469-1539) the founder of the Sikh faith; the power of the letters, exchanged between Sikh soldiers and their families and the vivid individual stories they tell; the forthright and often anguished voices of the women of the Punjab through fragments of folk ballads - including a mother’s lament for a departing

son; the brusque recruitment songs that the British commissioned as well as new spoken word elements. Sacred Sounds is further brought to life by award-winning writer, artist and film-maker Imtiaz Dharker’s vivid poetry and images, enhanced by Jack Lockhart’s animation. A cinematic backdrop of images promises to make this a thought provoking and memorable experience. Nima Poovaya-Smith, Director of Alchemy says: “By the end of the war the Punjab alone had contributed nearly 450,000 Muslim, Hindu and Sikh combatants and non-combatants; just under 100,000 of these were Sikhs recruited from different villages of the Punjab. The source of inspiration for this project was primarily the Sikh Shabads. They provide a luminous framework for other records. These include the voices of the Sikh soldiers and their families and friends through letters exchanged – expressing hope, stoicism and the sorrow of separation. These contrast with the harsh pragmatism of the recruitment songs,

used by the British to encourage people to enlist.” She goes on to note: “The Sikh contribution to music is quite remarkable considering the fact that they are not a large community. They have made a distinctive contribution not only to vocals, strings, keyboard and percussion but in the past, have also played on brass instruments and bagpipes through their role in the British army. Imtiaz Dharker’s wonderful responses to a number of the images and letters from that period give us a fresh contemporary perspective, as does Robert Green’s spoken word performance in the Prologue.” Mohinder Singh Chana, member, The Network of Sikh Organisations, U.K. added: “I’m very pleased that this project is happening. The contributions of Commonwealth soldiers, including Sikh soldiers, in the two World Wars, tend to get overlooked in mainstream coverage of commemorative events. Sacred Sounds throws interesting light on this aspect of our history.”

Aston graduate in the final of Miss Popularity Heat England In many regional Miss England heats and photo contests a public vote is held where the public are invited to vote for their favourite girl. Harleen Sidhu won the public vote and will now enter the fierce competition. Although she didn’t win Miss Birmingham 2017, this has allowed her with a second chance of trying to advance further in the Miss England competition. Harleen Sidhu is a full-time teacher at an all boys secondary school. She is raising money for Miss Birmingham’s chosen charity, Beauty with a Purpose. This charity helps the sick and disadvantaged children. Sidhu had graduated from Aston University in MSc Health Psychology. Harleen said, “I applied with hope and a little hesitancy to the Miss Birmingham pageant and was thrilled when I realised that I had made it to

the finals “For someone who underwent bullying, anxiety and a huge lack of self confidence, I was able to build myself again through positive experience in voluntary work. “By working with various communities within Birmingham, I found my self-confidence again, as well as a desire to see others succeed.” She added, “What struck me the most about the Miss Birmingham pageant was how it uniquely brought together the element of beauty and charity. “The panel are not just looking for an attractive face or body, but they’re looking for a people person, an ambassador thriving to go out into the city and contribute and raise awareness of principal issues. “As I’m extremely keen to spread the word about lifelong learning and

supporting mental health, I felt that this platform provided a fantastic opportunity for my personal and professional experiences to do this and do it well, to make my mum and my city proud.” “my main focuses is to make people aware that beauty pageants are not all about vanity, they are to get involved, make a difference to the community and support the disadvantaged” She adds. After leaving Aston University, Harleen went into volunteering as she wanted to connect with others within the wider community. She volunteered with non-profits organisations such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Diabetes UK and the UK Asian Women’s Centre. She has also worked with vulnerable customers in Debt Management in at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She works as a volunteer at her university on the

Graduate Mentor scheme to help finalyear Psychology students. She particularly enjoys taking part social charity events. She has participated in the 10K Great Run for Mamillan Cancer Support and helps distribute resources and clothes to the homeless at the Birmingham Food Drive. She is an ambassador for the Workers’ Educational Association, a charity organisation which promotes lifelong learning and adult education across the UK. Harleen is continuing to raise money for Beauty with a Purpose by helping to raise money for sick and disadvantaged children. She was able to raise £295.00 for Beauty with a Purpose as a Miss Birmingham Finalist More information can be found at the Beauty with a Purpose website here: http://www.beautywithapurpose. com/


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British Asian Trust partners with British Pakistan Foundation this Ramadan The British Asian Trust, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, is celebrating the start of Ramadan by partnering with the British Pakistan Foundation, forging an exciting new relationship that highlights each organisations’ shared commitment to transforming lives and strengthening relations between the UK and Pakistan, and beyond. The partnership will be officially launched at The Trust’s annual Celebratory Iftar Dinner, at London’s Savoy Hotel on Tuesday 6th June. The collaboration demonstrates the British Asian Trust’s goal to bring together people of all backgrounds to celebrate the charitable contributions that so many make to support important causes. The event is supported by the British Asian Trust UK Advisory Council members Zameer Choudrey, CEO Bestway and Haroon Sheikh, CEO Caretech, and will be attended by a range of NGOs, charities, philanthropists, business and community leaders, with The Right Honourable Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development as a key guest. Other confirmed guests include international music producer Naughty Boy and the event will be compered by national radio presenter Noreen Khan. Richard Hawkes, CEO British Asian Trust said: “We are delighted to partner

with the British Pakistan Foundation and work with them to bring people together who share a commitment to empowering people to realise their full potential. It is the invaluable relationship we share with our supporters that allows us to back innovative, scalable and lasting solutions to the challenges of poverty.” The British Pakistan Foundation is a bi-partisan, secular, community building, non-profit platform founded in 2010 working towards engaging, uniting and empowering the community of over one million British Pakistanis in the UK, in particular the youth. Zahra Shah, CEO, British Pakistan Foundation said: “The British Pakistan Foundation is committed to empowering the British Pakistani community by focusing on professional development across industry sectors and career levels (since one in five British Pakistani is unemployed or under-employed) and supporting entrepreneurship. We are honoured to support the British Asian Trust and to join hands for the annual Iftar to bring together like-minded individuals from the community who need our help and assistance both here in the UK and in Pakistan.” The British Asian Trust works across South Asia to eradicate inequality and injustice. This year, the British Asian

Trust’s work in Pakistan includes a new multi-million three year Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development. The programme will work with seven partners to support 12,000 women to learn the skills they need to make a living and have greater control over their earnings. In the past, funds raised during Ramadan have supported important work in Pakistan by helping children from the

Schoolgirl 7 joyfully flaunts her new prosthetic leg

Seven year old Anu rejoices as she proudly shows off her new prosthetic leg to her class mates in Birmingham. Anu was looking radiant in yellow as the children gathered around her to see her new ‘pink leg.’

The footage filmed by BBC Midlands Today shows Anu entering the playground and receiving a lovely response from her friends. Her friends surround and embrace her as they all stare on in amazement. Many were thrilled to see their friend’s new prosthetic leg. “Is that your new pink leg?” asked one friend as Anu strolled around the playground. Speaking to the BBC Anu said: “It makes me run faster and do my street dancing faster. It has the sock to make it comfortable.” Her new leg allows her to run, jump and dance.

The seven year old had her leg removed shortly after she was born and has since worn a prosthetic leg. However she now has a prosthetic sports leg specially made for her. Prosthetics are estimated to cost between £2,000 and £5,000. They are paid by the NHS to help people upgrade their false limbs and are custom made. The money was allocated for research as part of a new government initiative. The scheme ensures that children have access to activity prosthetics which allows them to take part in sports such as swimming and running. According to the BBC government funding is due to run out in March next year. Prosthetics need replacing every two years. Anu’s family have been supported by the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre for her treatment.

poorest communities access quality education and giving them the building blocks for a brighter future. Zakat donations have enabled young people to complete their education at sixth form level and obtain scholarships to Habib University. Families are also supported in multiple ways, including funding and mentoring for young entrepreneurs and equipping them with materials and opportunities to start news businesses.


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Sikh Temples provide refuge for victims of London Bridge attack By Rizwan Jalil

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Gurdwaras opened their doors to those stranded and in need of assistance after the London Bridge assaults. In a quick response, Sikhs tweeted that their places of worship had opened especially to provide a safe house, sustenance and water for those who were affected by tragic events. . In an extraordinary show of solidarity, Sikhs posted maps of sanctuaries closeby that were able to help those in need, in the early hours of the morning. On Sunday afternoon, a large sec-

tion of theSikh community gathered at Trafalgar Square for a rally to remember those killed in 1984 after Operation Bluestar. The gathering also paid tributes to those killed on Saturday night. The Sikh Federation UK said in a statement: “Having discussed arrangements for the Remembrance and Freedom event with the Metropolitan Police last night and this morning we have come to the mutual decision that the event today (Sunday 4 June) will continue”.

“This sends a strong message to all terrorists that they will never stop us remembering the tens of thousands of Sikhs who lost their lives in 1984. It will also be an opportunity to remember and to stand shoulder to shoulder with the innocents killed and injured in the last few weeks in Manchester and London.” Individuals have been donating food and nourishment, safety, clothing, and even blood donations for anybody caught in the assaults.

We have only days to show the country how we will create a fairer Britain. Already research is showing that if we carry on with this government the average pay rises this year will be only 1%. The labour party will be scrapping the 1% pay cap and increasing pay by a substantial level. On another note about employment it has already been revealed that in the last three months of 2016 the amount of people on a zero hour contract had risen by 13% thats 100,000 more then the statistics in 2015. It is a disgrace that people working under such contracts have no

certainty that work will be availvable for them. Labour has pledged to end such contracts and bring relief to people who have to work on such unsatisfactory ways. I cannot stress enough the importance and value of each and every individual vote. The whole point of a democracy is so that each and every person is given a say in what goes in our country but if we cannot go out and vote then not everyone is being heard and that’s not a “democracy”. Our future is in our hands. Get involved and become part of a better future for all of us.


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Bangladesh above India, Pakistan in worldwide healthcare record

As indicated by the report, which evaluated and positioned the nature of healthcare, certain objectives were met, the nations were broke down for a time of 25 years around the time of 1990 and 2015. A current report has put Bangladesh above India, Pakistan and other South Asian nations as far as medicinal services are concerned. Bangladesh has scored 52 focuses in the Healthcare Access and Quality records have been distributed in The Lancet report though India, which has 44.8 focuses. Specifically, death rates from 32 sicknesses has been suggested to be non lethal in the time of compelling restorative care. In South Asia, Sri Lanka has an amazing score of 72.8 focuses. Bhutan has 52.7 and Pakistan is underneath India with 43.1 focuses. The review states that regardless of the nation’s financial improvement, India has neglected to accomplish the human services objectives and the difference between the score and the anticipated score has grew over recent 25 years.

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Prince Harry joins Iftar celebrations during Singapore Visit

Prince Harry received a traditional welcome during his second engagement as part of his Singapore visit. HRH experienced the customary Malay experience when he joined young Singaporeans for a traditional Iftar feast Harry, who is on a two-day trip to Singapore, was visiting a community centre run by a Muslim-faith led voluntary welfare organisation called Jamiyah Singapore, which provides a range of services from help for recovering addicts to residential homes for young people. Jamiyah’s silat coach, former world cham-

pion Sheik Alauddin Yacoob Marican, walked the Prince round teams demonstrating various movements from the Southeast Asia martial art. The young people, ranging from beginners to experts, showed the Prince dragon and monkey movements as well as techniques using hand fans. Before the Prince was offered a modest dish of dates and porridge, the families of the seven people killed by the London attackers were remembered. The Secretary General of Jamiyah Singapore, Ustaz Muhammad Rafiuddin Ismail, addressed

Prince Harry in the opening speech before sharing his condolences by saying: “Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims of the London terror attack last night. Let peace and harmony prevail in communities all over the world.” Dr Mohd Hasbi Abu Bakar, President of Jamiyah Singapore added:”Ramadan is a time of reflection, for spending time with family and friends while giving support to those who are less fortunate. We are honoured that Prince Harry was able to join us for this iftar and to meet with the young people that are part of the Jamiyah Singapore community.”

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HIGHLIGHTS Book now 0121 780 3333 www.thsh.co.uk SUKANYA MONDAY 15 MAY SYMPHONY HALL

Ravi Shankar’s Only Opera: A mythical love story told through music & dance. Taken from the legendary Sanskrit texts of the Mahabharata, the story of Sukanya has been brought to life in this innovative production with music by Indian music legend Ravi Shankar and combines traditional Indian instruments with Western orchestra and singers, conducted by David Murphy. A coproduction between The Royal Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve. Generous philanthropic support from Arts Council England and the Bagri Foundation

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Over one million Indians - both combatants and non-combatants - participated in WWI – often displaying great courage. A number of these were Sikhs. Inspired by an evocative photograph of Sikh soldiers performing Gurbani Kirtan or Shabads (Sikh sacred hymns) in a French barn, this special concert performs possible hymns that the soldiers took with them to camp and battlefield. nterspersed by readings of letters between soldiers and their families, the concert showcases their stories through the diverse music of the time, Shabads, recruitment songs and folk songs - including a mother’s lament for a departing son. Featuring: Kirpal Singh Panesar, Keertan Kaur Rehal, Christella Litras, Ravneet Sehra, Prabhjot Singh Gill, Joe Williams and Vijay Venkat. Poetry and images by Imtiaz Dharker, animated by Jack Lockhart. Presented by Alchemy and SAA uk in association with The Network of Sikh Organisations.

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After a spellbinding sold out performance at the world famous Wilton’s Music Hall, Lalon Queen Shapla Salique and her Jazz band perform live for the very first time in Birmingham. Shapla is one of Britain’s most successful British-Bangladeshi artists. Shapla mixes traditional Bengali music with jazz and funk influences to create what she describes as the perfect blend of east and west.

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India states go against Sir Roger cow slaughter ban Moore raised

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A few Indian states have restricted the central government’s choice to boycott the offer of cows for butcher. West Bengal in eastern India and Kerala in the south said they would not take after the “subjective” request, which bans the offer of dairy cattle at domesticated animal markets. The government said the request was gone for “avoiding uncontrolled and unregulated creature exchange”. Be that as it may, commentators say the move is gone for ensuring dairy animals, considered blessed by India’s greater part Hindu populace. West Bengal and Kerala are among a few Indian states where meat is a piece of neighbourhood cooking. Journalists say the request will hurt ranchers, and businesses like sustenance preparing and cowhide. Many states have effectively begun upholding bans on dairy animals butcher after the Hindu patriot Bharatiya Janata Party framed India’s government in 2014. The western condition of Gujarat passed a law in March making the butcher of bovines culpable with life detainment. Notwithstanding government bans, a few farmers who depict themselves as defenders of cows have additionally been dynamic in a few states. Such gatherings have even murdered Muslim men over doubt of cow butcher. PM Narendra Modi a year ago censured the vigilantes, saying such

the quality of life in the city of Udaipur India’s Maharana of Mewar pays tribute to late Sir Roger Moore for raising quality of life and transforming economy of Udaipur

individuals made him “furious”. Be that as it may, this has not halted assaults against steer’s dealers. Mr Modi’s pundits say the new request is gone for pacifying India’s Hindu people group. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the inside was “infringing upon state matters” with such requests. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has kept in touch with all non-BJP ruled states to join against the request. He

said it abused India’s government constitution and furthermore damaged “the essential right of a man to opportunity of decision in regards to his nourishment”. The union region of Pondicherry has likewise chosen to formally contradict the boycott. The southern conditions of Karnataka and Telengana and in addition Meghalaya in the northeast have likewise protested against the request.

Taj Mahal still not safe from pollution The activists sought to draw the attention of the authorities towards the plight of the Yamuna river.

Environmentalists said the Taj Mahal and other historical monuments in Agra remain at risk from pollution even twenty-three years after the Supreme Court announced a set of measures to protect them. Speakers at a day-long dharna, organised on the occasion of World Environment Day, said environmental conditions in the city had worsened due to the increased number of vehicles and migration from villages which resulted in expanding urban limits.

The activists also sought to draw the attention of the authorities towards the plight of the Yamuna river. “Where dense green patches and community ponds once kept pollution in check, high-rise buildings and colonies had mushroomed,” said activist Dr Devashish Bhattacharya. The Supreme Court had issued a series of directives including shifting and closure of all polluting industries in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone.


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Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, chairman of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Sir Roger Moore crediting him with single-handedly raising the quality of life and transforming the economy in the city of Udaipur. Sir Roger famously filmed in the Maharana’s City Palace and throughout the city of Udaipur for the James Bond film Octopussy released in 1983. Several palaces in and around Udaipur were used for filming, most notably Shiv Niwas Palace as Bond’s hotel, the Taj Lake Palace and Jag Man-

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dir Palace which doubled as the home of Octopussy played by Maud Adams, and Monsoon Palace acting as Kamal Khan’s residence. Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, the 76th Custodian of the House of Mewar, said the city had been ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ by his passing. However, Sir Roger’s legacy continues to be felt today having positioned Udaipur as a ‘paradise’ for film makers across the world. “The passing away of Sir Roger Moore was received in Udaipur with deep shock, sadness and disbelief,” said Shriji. “My personal memory of the late

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Sir Roger is of an amusing, gentle and extremely courteous man who gave time to everyone he met. He will always have a special place in the ‘heart’ of Udaipur and has left an indelible imprint in the imagination of the local people. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Sir Roger’s family and friends. He will always be remembered here in Udaipur with affection, deep respect and great fondness. “The only James Bond Udaipur recognises is Sir Roger Moore and there was an astonishing reaction in the city 35 years after the filming of ‘Octopus-

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sy’. Since that time the population of the city has risen from 250,000 to 800,000. Today people here watch just one Bond Movie ‘Octopussy’ with one immortalised James Bond. “Sir Roger has entertained billions of viewers all over the world, but the unique and permanent impact he left on Udaipur has not been replicated or seen elsewhere in the world. He has single-handedly changed the quality of life of the common man and brought money into the economy of the city of Udaipur. The people of Udaipur in one voice acknowledge this fascinating contribution. Even today there are cafes in the city which run two shows every evening and diners have to time their table reservations accordingly.” Shriji’s father Maharana Bhagwat Singh took the lead in inviting the famous producers Albert R Broccoli and Michael G Wilson to Udaipur, the Lake Palace Hotel and threw open the doors of the new hotel, Shiv Niwas Palace, ahead of time to house the stars. The Indian press recognised the huge multiplier effect which the Bond film was having in Udaipur and Rajasthan. Shriji, who is also the Chairman and Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, said the decision to welcome Broccoli and Wilson heralded a new era for Udaipur as a global filming destination. “The fallout of the impact of ‘Octopussy’ has left several tangible benefits for our city,” he said. “Udaipur has had a very long association with film shooting and film makers. The first silent movie was shot in 1929 but my late father was the moving force behind EON Produc-

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tions’ decision to film ‘Octopussy’ in Udaipur. It was the first of a number of major Indian and International films to be shot here. The impact of ‘Octopussy’ on the economy of the city of Udaipur both then and continuing through to today has been immense. Udaipur has managed to sustain its position as a paradise for film makers for 80 years which is a big tribute to people of the city.” Actor Kabir Bedi who played the villainous Gobinda who fought with James Bond throughout ‘Octopussy’ also paid tribute Sir Roger on social media. He said Sir Roger was fascinated by the history of Rajasthan. “Roger Moore was the James Bond who I fought throughout the film ‘Octopussy’,” he said. “In real life he was an incredibly kind and gracious human being. Roger became my friend during the long shootings we shared in Pinewood Studios in London, the train depots of Peterborough, and the magical Lake Palace in Udaipur, India. “Even though he played a real extrovert as Bond, he was quite a shy person. But he opened up in the course of shooting, going beyond his British wit to talk philosophy and much more. The Maharana of Udaipur, Arvind Singhji, would regale us with his stories while treating us to Udaipur’s famous Rose wine. There were magical evenings, often with our family and friends, the conversation always interspersed with Roger’s witty comments. “I played a Sikh villain in ‘Octopussy’ so wore turbans of many colours. One day I walked onto set with a white ‘patka’ style turban which could have been mistaken for a bandage. Seeing me Roger said “Feeling better now?” with a wicked grin. That was Roger. Always having a joke in pure British style. He often made jokes about himself in his wry style.”


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Indian woman breaks world record as she climbs Mount Everest twice

Car flies off bridge in Delhi, 2 dead whilst 5 remain critically injured

Anshu Jamsenpa 37 has established a new women’s world record for a double ascent of Mount Everest in one season. At the Everest base camp, general secretary of Everest Summitteers Association, Lhakpa Rangdu Sherpa, announced that Anshu, a mother of two, reached the top of the world’s highest mountain at 7.45am on Sunday whilst waving her national flag. The mother of two safely returned from her first ascent of the 8,848-metre summit only to climb the world’s largest mountain again five days later. She has made history by climbing Earth’s highest mountain an incredible four times. The 37 year old says she was blessed by spiritual leader Dalai Lama before leaving for the expedition. The previous record was certified by Guinness Records held by Chhurim Sherpa who in 2012 scaled the peak twice in one week. Speaking to the Hindustan Times, her husband and president of All Arunachal Pradesh Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association, Tsering Wange, said: “God has answered the prayers of her admirers in Arunachal Pradesh and elsewhere in India and beyond.”

Before starting her second voyage Jamenspa said: “My only aim now is to unfurl the national flag once again atop Mt Everest and pay homage to Lord Buddha. I seek blessings and support from my fellow countrymen.” Prasar Bharti praised the young mother on their twitter page writing: “Congratulations Anshu ! Arunachal’s #AnshuJamsenpa, scripted history by becoming first Indian woman to scale Mt Everest for the 4th time.” This was not her first attempt as in May 2011 Ms Jamesenpa conquered Mount Everest in 10 days. In 2014 an avalanche killed 16 Nepali guides whilst in 2015 it killed another 18 preventing her from climbing the world’s largest mountain in the past couple of years. In total she has climbed the summit an outstanding five times. Dawa Lama of dream Himalaya Adventures said: “Anshu reached the summit of Everest at 8:00 am (0215 GMT) today for the second time this season, setting a new record,”

Although the first ascents were delayed due to fresh snowfall, extremely high temperatures and increase in wind speed, more than 120 climbers have made the summit this season. Another four women from India climbed the peak of the mountain just a day later. Rani from West Godavari district and Sandhya Bai from Guntur district, both reached the top of the world’s largest mountain. Concerns have risen as a large number of summit permits issued by Nepal could cause dangerious “traffic jams” on the mountain, as climbers are attempting to make the most of the weather before Monsoon season in June. The year’s climbing season has already been marred by two devastating deaths which include legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck who fell from a ridge during his climb. Anshu Jamenspa now has to approach Guinness World Records to register her climbs once they have been certified by Nepal’s ministry of tourism.

Bangladeshis evacuated as a cyclone hits the nation By Ryan Paul

News Correspondent The extreme cyclonic storm made landfall on the drift between Cox’s Bazar and the principle port city of Chittagong at 6:00 am (0000 GMT), the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in an extraordinary climate release. Bangladesh had raised its most elevated number 10 climate threats ready as the tempest drawn nearer with authorities rapidly clearing more than 300,000 individuals to violent wind covers. “They have been emptied to no less than 400 tornado sanctuaries, schools and government workplaces in the beach front regions,” Golam Mostofa, senior government official who is organizing the departure, told

AFP. Mostofa said they had not gotten any reports of losses up until now but rather a few houses have been harmed and trees removed. The climate office

has said the tornado could unleash a five-foot (1.7 meter) high tempest surge around Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and a

few other beach front areas on the Bay of Bengal which are home to a huge number of individuals. The nearby organization has brought in all angling vessels and prompted them to remain secured, while the Chittagong port expert has delayed exercises. Bangladesh is routinely hit by terrible tempests amongst April and December that cause passing’s and across the board property harm. In May a year ago, Cyclone Roanu hit the southern shore of Bangladesh leaving 20 individuals dead and co Sudden floods and over the top rain prompted avalanches in uneven ranges, which brought about the greater part of the losses. Straining a large portion of a million to escape their homes.

The students were travelling to IP College, Narela for their exams when the incident took place. Five students are critically injured whilst 2 are dead. A Honda City car carrying seven students was speeding and caused the tragic accident in New Delhi. The car flew off a bridge causing the side barriers to break. The vehicle landed on the ground below its head. The car completely toppled over as the student lost control of the vehicle. The car skid and crashed into a divider. Two of the students died on the spot. The students are from Delhi Institute of Professional Studies. They were heading towards Indraprashta College for their second semester exams. The driver has been identified as 18 year old boy, Rajat. The passengers in his vehicle are the following students: Pranav, Garima, Rishab and Raja. Sanchit and Ritu passed away. The five remaining students are undergoing heavy treatment at a city hospital. Police are still trying to determine how the accident took place. It remains unclear how exactly the vehicle lost control. Footage from CCTV cameras installed in the local area show that the car was being driven at least 100km per hour. Police have said it was difficult to pull the students out of the car as the roof was heavily smashed. It took

them 15 minutes to help take the students out as the car was completely damaged. They are currently trying to assess whether the driver had a valid license. “We called the fire department to help us pull out the occupants as the car’s doors and roof was completely crushed. One student died on the spot as he was crushed between the roof and his seat. Preliminary examination suggests that excessive blood loss and severe head injuries led to their death. Their bodies have been sent for a postmortem examination and their families have been informed.” The police have further recovered a few items from the car such as admit cards and books. According to NDTV there is one death every 4 minutes due to a road accident in India. Over 1,37,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2013 alone. One serious road accident in the country occurs every minute and 16 die on Indian roads every hour. 1214 road crashes occur every day in India whilst two wheelers account for 25% of total road crash deaths. Delhi is listed as the first of the top ten 10 cities with the highest number of road crash deaths.


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India and India sends ‘monster’ Pakistan join rocket into orbit SCO By Ryan Paul

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India and Pakistan’s confirmation as full individuals to the Beijingsponsored Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be formalized at the political and security gathering’s summit in Kazakhstan one week from now, China declared on Thursday. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying had this to say; ‘The member’s states of the SCO are accelerating the MoU procedures with India and Pakistan, so far everything is going well.’ The political and security gathering — headquartered in Beijing — was established in 2001 and contains Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, other than China as full individuals. It is principally gone for military collaboration between the individuals and includes knowledge sharing, counter-fear based oppression operations in Central Asia. Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran,

Mongolia and Pakistan have eyewitness status. Amid the 2015 summit in Ufa, Russia, the SCO formally received a determination beginning the procedure to concede India and Pakistan into the association as full individuals. Both the nations marked a Memorandum of Obligations to join the association finally year’s summit in Tashkent. The Chinese outside representative likewise trusted that the confirmation of India and Pakistan as full individuals would help enhance their respective relations. “Trust India and Pakistan entirely take after the sanction of the SCO and the possibility of good relationships to maintain the SCO soul, enhance their relations and infuse new driving force to the improvement of the SCO,” she said. Ms. Hua said SCO individuals had propelled the procedure to acknowledge India and Pakistan as individuals in 2015. “(What’s more, now the part conditions of the SCO are quickening the lawful procedure on the MoU execution, everything is going on easily. So far the SCO will finish the main enrolment development since its foundation. It will end up being a territorial association with the biggest scope,” she said. The nearness of China and India, the world’s most crowded nations, would make SCO the association with the biggest populace scope.

India’s space organization has effectively propelled its heaviest rocket. The 640-ton rocket launched from its starting site off the Bay of Bengal in Sriharikota. As one site put it, “it’s been a major day for India”. The rocket will decrease the Indian Space Research Organization’s (Isro) dependence on European vehicles to dispatch substantial satellites. Such correlations highlight the significance of the launch for India, which is forcefully competing to get a better offer from the global commercial satellite launch market. India has so far depended on different nations to send

huge satellites into space, which is costly and may deplete Isro’s financial plan. The scope of the dispatch has been euphoric, and frequently vivid, with websites contrasting the rocket with the heaviness of 200 elephants, or five jumbo planes. The GSLV Mark III can carry a payload weighing well over three tons, which will orbit by the spacecraft that deal with broadband connection, television lines and relay television. However, it’s a long way from being the world’s heaviest rocket since NASA’s Saturn V, which was utilized in the vicinity of 1967 1973, this still holds the record, with the rockets mass at

lift-off around four times that of India’s GSLV Mark III, still makes Saturn V the heaviest rocket. Isro trusts that the rocket, named as the “monster”, will have the capacity to convey an astronaut into space by 2024. India have set a goal on becoming the fourth nation after the US, China and Russia to send a man into space. Specialists say the effective dispatch will offer impulse to India’s indigenous space program. The dispatch takes after Isro’s other late accomplishments, including a mission to Mars, and the dispatch of more than 100 satellites in a solitary mission earlier in the year.


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3.5m Brits living abroad vow never to return to the UK Seven out of 10 Brits living abroad would never move back to Britain, reveals a new poll. In an international survey carried out by deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations, 69 per cent of those polled said that they would never relocate back to the UK. 10 per cent said they would consider it, whilst 21 per cent said ‘maybe’. Despite the majority of respondents saying they would not consider returning to Britain, the poll also found that 72 per cent still regularly send money back to the UK and that 87 per cent were able to save more in their overseas location. The survey also shows that 23 per cent relocated from the UK primarily for work/career reasons. The 808 respondents who participated currently reside in the U.S, Australia, the UAE, Hong Kong, Spain, France, Germany and South Africa. Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group, the world’s leading expat financial advisory firm, said of the findings: “The number of Britons living outside the UK has soared in recent years. Officially there are approximately 5 million Brits now living overseas, although the real figure is universally ac-

knowledged to be considerably higher as many expats do not register themselves in their new countries of residence with the relevant authorities. “Extrapolated to the total number of [only officially] identified British expats, that amounts to 3.5million Brits abroad vowing never to return to the UK.” He continues: “The survey underscores that for most people living abroad is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. This outcome is likely down to several key factors including better or more lucrative career opportunities, lower cost of living, higher quality of life, high quality childcare and education, lower crime levels, and good weather. As an expat of many years myself, I recognise this positive scenario well. “However, the fact that seven out of 10 expats state that they would never return to the UK, also concerns me. “Are these people really 100 per cent sure that they will never return, or perhaps be forced to return to the UK for reasons beyond their control, such as a change in family circumstances, being made redundant, or political upheaval in their new country of residence? Are

they sure they will retire or be retired forever overseas? “No-one knows for sure what the future holds, plus the expat lifestyle can be, by its very nature, quite transient. The concern is that those who assume that they will never return to the UK, or indeed relocate somewhere else, is that they will not have all the available and/ or necessary financial options open to them should they need to go back to Britain or elsewhere for whatever reason. “Expats should ensure that flexible, cross-border financial solutions form a key part of their overall personal financial strategy.” He goes on to say: “It is encouraging that 87 per cent can save more living overseas. But to make this money work effectively, to make it truly worthwhile putting this money aside, they need to use their expat status to their financial

advantage, explore all their options, and cover all the cross-border bases. “And whilst it is encouraging in some respects – in the sense that they are not cutting off all financial ties - that 72 per cent of those surveyed regularly send money back to the UK, it is, in our experience, likely that this is for one specific purpose, and not part of a wider, integrated plan. “In addition, if they are using traditional banking services, they are likely to be being caught out by unnecessarily high transfer fees. This highlights why

expats should consider their finances holistically and over the longer-term.” Mr Green concludes: “Whilst living an international life is a hugely positive experience for most people, it is imperative not to rule-out the possibility of returning back to the UK or moving on somewhere else in the future. “If expats fail to plan for such eventualities by not considering all cross- border financial options now, they could be compromising their longer-term financial security.”

Yogi Adityanath wants Maintaining a guarantee of peace secularism in Bangladesh within India

Uttar Pradesh boss priest Yogi Adityanath on Thursday guided authorities to fix duty to guarantee powerful change in the peace circumstance in the state. The central pastor, who held an audit meeting on peace with senior authorities, including the main secretary, vital secretary, home, and the executive general of police (DGP), said no laxity

would be endured. He requested that the civil servants settle obligation, from the beat constable up to the level of senior authorities, to help realize far reaching change in the peace circumstance, an official discharge said. Coordinating stern and incite activity against those discovered without, the central pastor stated, “The authorities should satisfy their duty with speediness

and devotion. Worrying on group policing, Adityanath said a gazetted officer ought to be designated to consistent screen the circumstance. Underlining the need to additionally fortify Dial 100, the main priest asked authorities in all locale to work towards making it more straightforward and provoke

There is a confounding find the stowaway going ahead at the Supreme Court in Dhaka. A week ago, labourers deliberately disassembled a statue of a blindfolded lady in a sari, holding a sword in one arm and the balances of equity in another. She was intended to speak to Themis, the Greek god of reasonableness and law. Her expulsion was not on stylish grounds, nor had the Greeks dissented in light of the fact that their god was wearing a sari. It was on the grounds that the fundamentalist association Hefazat-e-Islam protested its nearness. The Hefazat’s principle contention was religious—Islam denies worshipful admiration, so how could

Bangladesh, a dominant part Muslim nation, have a symbol, and that excessively Greek, on the premises of its courts? That the “symbol” was a lady may have bothered the Hefazat as well: It has requested that the administration ought to cross out Bangladesh’s ladies’ advancement strategies (one of Bangladesh’s real accomplishments has been female strengthening). On the off chance that the Hefazat men can’t endure taking a gander at a lady administering equity, definitely they can turn away their eyes. Yet, they’d get a kick out of the chance to make ladies imperceptible openly life.


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Brexit: Deals becoming difficult for small and large UK businesses

The quantity of arrangements amongst various UK Businesses has dropped drastically because of the economic instability brought about by Brexit, new research appears. Exchanges amongst expansive and small plummeted by 28 per cent in the latest tax year, reflecting a frustrating run of final business investments since the Brexit referendum. This decrease in transactions came about when a nonstop, repetitive growth started to interfere with the proceedings of Brexit. Bargain volumes ascended from 1,326 amid 2013/14, to a pinnacle of 1,536 in 2015/16, preceding tumbling to 1,111 in 2016/17. Regardless of the fall, the review demonstrates that huge associations still put £21bn in negotiations with some of UK’s SMEs

in the last tax year, contrasted with the £16bn that was invested into research work in 2016, showing that larger companies keep up a solid passion for working with littler businesses. The financial services sector is yet to be leading the way with regards to certain transactions made, recommending an interest for the efforts with fintech new companies. Seventy five percent of arrangements, in any case, were minority stake buys, as opposed to full acquisitions or joint endeavours. The review investigates deals between bigger organizations and UK SMEs, including mergers and acquisitions, minority stake buys and joint endeavours (JVs) from April 2013 to April 2017. A corporate businessman Dickinson

Simon Billing had this to say; ‘Multinationals earning in dollars are in clover right now, and borrowing costs are at an all-time low, yet we’ve still seen this fall in deals with UK SMEs. Negotiations are being strung out as corporate continue to work out how the final EU deal, or lack of one, will affect them.’ Business speculation shrank by 1.5 per cent in 2016 as indicated by the Office for National Statistics – the main withdrawal since 2009 – and in 2017 the problem has kept on lingering behind the recuperation of GDP. Financial consultancy Cebr is presently anticipating a 3.4 per cent fall in business speculation for 2017.

DEBIT CARDS SET TO OVERTAKE CASH IN 2018,

Three years earlier than expected n Change driven by growth in customers choosing contactless – usage almost tripled in 2016

n By 2026, contactless is forecast to account for more than one in four (27%) of all payments

MFDA Releases Client Research Report

The MFDA released its MFDA Client Research Report: A Detailed Look into Members, Advisors and Clients which illustrates the significant role that MFDA Members and their Advisors have in the Canadian financial marketplace. “This data provides us with an unprecedented view of retail investors in Canada and will be invaluable in performing our regulatory activities.” said MFDA President and CEO Mark Gordon. “The information obtained from our Client Research Project will be used for various regulatory purposes including identifying higher risk activities, vulnerable clients and impact of regulatory policy initiatives.”

The MFDA Client Research Report is now available on the MFDA’s website at www.mfda.ca. The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its Members and their approximately 83,000 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest. For more information about the MFDA’s complaint and enforcement processes, as well as links to ‘Check an Advisor’ and other Investor Tools, visit the For Investors page on the MFDA website.


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Rapid growth in the use of contactless cards means cash will be overtaken as Britain’s most frequently used payment method by the end of 2018, according to a new report published today (Thursday 25 May 2017) by Payments UK, the trade association for the payments industry. This latest forecast still does not herald the demise of cash – even in ten years’ time it is still expected to make up 21% of all payments. Analysis carried out for UK Payment Markets 2017 forecasts that debit cards will become the most frequently used payment method in late 2018, three years earlier than previously predicted due in large part to the increasing popularity of contactless. There were nearly 2.9 billion contactless payments in the UK in 2016, more than 2.7 times more than in the previous year (1.1 billion). Contactless payments made up 7% of the total number of payments in 2016, with the continued growth meaning that by 2026 more than one in four (27%) payments in the UK is expected to be contactless. Debit cards were used 11.6 billion times in 2016, 14% more than the previous year, with just over one in five of these transactions made using contactless. Cash was still the most frequently used payment method in 2016, used for 15.4 billion payments (3.8 billion more occasions than debit cards). Four out of ten (40%) payments in 2016 were made using cash.

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By 2018, when debit cards are forecast to overtake cash, 13.4 billion debit card payments are predicted, of which 4.6 billion (or one in three) are expected to be contactless. Cash is expected to be used for 13.3 billion payments in 2018, meaning it won’t be the most frequently used payment method for the first time. Adrian Buckle, Chief Economist at Payments UK, said: “The popularity of contactless means that we expect debit cards to overtake cash as the UK’s most frequently used payment method in late 2018, three years earlier than we previously thought. This is a significant shift but it’s vital to note that even in the face of this change, we believe any claims the UK will soon become a cashless society are wide of the mark. “People will always want to choose the payment methods that best suit them, and cash will remain a frequently-used payment method for the foreseeable future. In ten years’ time, we will still be using cash for one in five payments in the UK, even as mobile payments and other innovations provide ever greater choice about how to pay.” In total, 38.7 billion payments were made in the UK in 2016. UK Payment Markets 2017 also publishes data and 10-year forecasts for the other main payment methods, to give a complete picture of the UK’s payments landscape for both consumers and businesses, across every different payment type.

Other notable highlights from UK Payment Markets 2017 2016 • Cash was still the most frequently used payment method in 2016, used for 15.4 billion payments. • Debit cards were used 11.6 billion times in 2016, 14% more than the previous year, with just over one in five of these transactions made using contactless. • 4.1 billion Direct Debit payments, worth a total £1,262 billion, were made in 2016. • Credit card usage grew in 2016, with 2.8 billion payments made – up 9% year-on-year. • 2.1 billion Bacs Direct Credit payments were made in 2016. • 2016 saw 1.3 billion payments made via remote (online or mobile) banking. These payments were transmitted via the Faster Payments Service or cleared in-house. • 471 million cheque payments were processed in 2016, down 14% from 2015. • 39 million CHAPS payments worth £75.6 trillion were made – 0.1% of the volume, but 90% of the value of UK payments.

2026 forecast • 18.2 billion debit card payments forecast for 2026, 57% more than 2016. • 8.7 billion cash payments predicted for 2026 – down 43% from 2016. • 4.4 billion Direct Debits payments predicted in 2026 up from 4.1 billion in 2016. • 3.7 billion credit card payments forecast up from 2.8 billion in 2016. • 2.2 billion Bacs Direct Credit payments. • 2.3 billion remote banking payments, 1 billion more than 2016, transmitted via the Faster Payments Service or cleared in-house. • 156 million cheque payments, down 315 million over 10 years. • 43.5 million CHAPS payments, up 4.5 million from 2016. These figures come from UK Payment Markets 2017, which is available to order from Payments UK from today. A free summary of highlights from the report is available to download from: http:// www.paymentsuk.org.uk/industry-information/ annual-statistical-publications.

Car franchise Lotus bought by Geely By Ryan Paul

News Correspondent

The purchase is part of a deal by Geely to buy a 49.9% stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton, which owns Lotus. Geely, which also owns the London Taxi Company and Sweden’s Volvo Car Group, will take a 51% stake in Lotus. Jean-Marc Gales, who became Lotus chief executive in 2014, has been trying to return the Norwich-based company to profit after two decades in the red.

Having reduced losses down to £27m last year, Lotus has said it aims to make a profit this year. It was effectively locked out of United States in 2015 when its airbags failed to comply with new car safety regulations, but Lotus returned to the American market last summer. At the Geneva car show in March it unveiled the revamped Evora 400 model, which complies with US regulations. The vehicle costs about £75,000 in the UK. While the Lotus car company has not been involved in Formula 1 racing since the 1990s it runs an engineering consultancy selling sports car technology. Geely is expected to use its research in composite materials and lightweight technology to help it comply with increasingly demanding emission regulations in China.

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Go ahead given for £2.5m data driven innovation project

Tips to manage isolation at work By Ryan Paul

News Correspondent As the continually propelling advancements in innovation and correspondence make it simpler to telecommute, it is presently assessed that there are at present 8 million solitary labourers in the UK, which compares to 22% of the UK workforce. One of the greatest things of being a solitary specialist is simply the capacity to work and thus, in a way that best suits your requirements and way of life. For instance, numerous solitary specialists are pulled in by the adaptability to set their own hours or to be more independent in picking what to deal with. In any case, recognizing the issues that can emerge while working in disengagement, and that can influence your mental prosperity,

This unique 3 year project “Big Data Corridor” will help small to medium size enterprises in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise (GBSLEP) Zone to increase their market share and create jobs using data and new technologies. The Big Data Corridor aims to address business challenges through new data streams and technologies enabling local companies to compete with the best nationally and internationally. It will also look to provide businesses with assistance to develop creative solutions with a particular focus on improving citizens’ health, well-being and mobility. The growth of the internet, smart phones, wireless networks, sensors and social media and other digital technologies has magnified the amount of data being collected and is massively changing the DNA of business. Yet the commercial use of Big Data is still at an early stage. Big Data Corridor aims to give GBSLEP businesses the expert technical and commercial support to exploit the opportunities of data driven innovation and get ahead of the curve. The 3 year project is being led by Digital Birmingham, part of Birmingham City Council in partnership with Aston University, Birmingham City University, Enable

iD, Innovation Birmingham, Telensa and Transport for West Midlands with partial funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Raj Mack, Head of Digital Birmingham says: “With Birmingham being one of the largest and fastest developing regional urban areas in Europe it has attracted significant infrastructure investment over the course of the last decade. The Big Data Corridor project will give small to medium sized enterprises a unique opportunity to tap into the vast amount of data the city generates, develop new products and create new jobs.” Over the 3 years the project aims to assist over 150 enterprises to create new products and services, and improve their market share and performance through the use of data with specific sector challenges addressed. Participating businesses will have the benefit of access to an online data platform, workshops and expert technical assistance in addition to networking opportunities and knowledge sharing. For further information and to find out how to be a part of this exciting opportunity please contact the Big Data Corridor team on 0121 303 8779 or e-mail bigdatacorridor@birmingham.gov.uk

is critical. Finding a way to fabricate an expert system can stop sentiments of dejection, as you’ll have individuals to bob thoughts off of and have enable when you to require it. To deal with your well being and prosperity it’s vital to be strict with you. Defining achievable objectives, knowing your working hours, guaranteeing that you have an unmistakable detachment of your home and work life and permitting yourself

satisfactory breaks are a portion of the key elements to building and remaining versatile to enable you to better arrange the weights of working alone. This is fundamental as it’s the point at which our strength levels are low that issues related with emotional well-being, for example, stress and uneasiness or wretchedness, exhibit to a greater degree a hazard.

HSBC staff offered bonuses in Birmingham By Ryan Paul

News Correspondent

HSBC is allegedly offering its staff rewards of up to £2,500 on the off chance that they can induce a hesitant partner to dive in and move to Birmingham from the capital. The organization is said to be attempting to fill the majority of its roles in the city as it migrates staff from its business and retail saving banking arm out of Canary Wharf in London to another home at the Arena Central improvement in Broad Street. Staff are being offered rewards of up to £750 and £2,500, depending upon the position of the part, on the off chance that they can persuade a Londonbased colleague to migrate up to Birmingham. The new base for HSBC UK at 2 Arena Central, which is expected to be prepared for inhabitance by mid 2018, is expected to fit 3,500 staff when full, however, a considerable lot of them will originate

from existing workplaces in the city. The daily paper reports that HSBC UK has just figured out how to fill simply over portion of its objective of 1,040 parts. In any case, the rewards component was leaked from an interior HSBC staff site. Not long ago, it was announced that the managing of an account had gotten enquiries from its staff situated in the Middle East and Hong Kong about the new roles being made in the city. HSBC UK was shaped after government laws was put in place in 2013 which expressed that the more risky investment arm of certain British banks ought to be isolated off from their business and retail banking teams by 2019. The bank has so far made no official remark on the rewards.


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Ash Immigration Services – your portal to all immigration matters By Salma Ilyas

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Ash immigration services are a leading company who specialise in all types of immigration law/human right appeals & applications. The company founded by Mr Ashraf Ali has been running successfully since 2003 with an incredibly high success rate in dealing with complex cases. Asian world spoke exclusively to Mr Ali who explained the journey from how his company started many years ago to where it is now. Managing Director Ashraf Ali said: “I started my own company in 2003 after having worked with immigration firm of solicitors and worked my way to the Head of the Immigration department. Presently we provide a full range of immigration services except Asylum. I have over 25 years of experience in the immigration field.” “At Ash Immigration services, we treat each of our cases individually and with high importance. We have built our reputation in dealing with complex

application including completing the online and paper applications, providing accommodation reports, certifying their passports, etc. I also represent the clients at the Immigration Courts to ensure that they win the case or gain their right to stay in the UK. We treat them as human beings and more importantly as if they were our family members. “ Mr Hassan Nagi who is a client of Ash immigration services praised the services that Ash immigration has provided over the years. He said” I have known Ashraf since 2004, he has become a very dear friend of mine, he helped me to bring my family over from Yemen in 2004 when the case was initially refused. He told me not to worry; he Mr Ali is being interviewed after the case at European looks after the interests of court of Human Rights

cases. Each of the clients that we deal with, we provide them with the true and accurate picture / reality of their case. If they don’t have a case we are honest and tell them that they should not waste their money. If they do have a case worth pursuing then we will then guide them fully. We will process their entire

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the people more than money. He was successful in bringing my family over and also to obtain the indefinite leave to remain in the UK. As a result of this I referred many other clients to Ashraf. This was further supported by previous clients who have thanked Ash Immigration Services for their amazing and hard work they have done and helped them through challenging and tough times”. Mr Ali said they are even able to assist spouses who are not earning the minimum threshold required by the Government. He then went on to talk about one of the high profile cases and landmark cases that he had to deal with. “I provided an expert statement in the £18,600 rule challenge case, the case who went to the High Court then to Court of Appeal and then ultimately to the Supreme Court. The case was to abolish the minimum income requirement of £18,600 for entry clearance for spouses as we believe that UK citizens

trying to bring their spouses were finding it difficult to meet this criteria. My expert statement was taken into account by the Home Office in deciding to amend the guidance to entry clearance officers to take into account exceptions. An example of cases which Mr Ashraf Ali has represented include:a. Inter-country adoption, involving village visit b. Alleged Sham marriage cases c. Complex deportation of foreign criminal cases. d. EEA appeals including freedom of movement of EEA residents. e. Spouse appeals. Mr Ali has been involved in cases that went to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Mr Ali is the regular Immigration Expert live on radio on Unity FM 93.5 between 5pm-6pm every Wednesday discussing all types of immigration matters and taking live questions from callers.


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LawBid nominated for Supplier Innovation Award

LawBid nominated for Supplier Innovation Award at the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2017, continuing string of innovation award nominations LawBid today announced its nomination for the Supplier Innovation Award at the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2017. Organisations recognised by Legal Week’s annual event are brought into the limelight and praised for “leading the pack, for innovating in the sector and for working on precedent-setting, game-changing projects and initiatives”. As well as innovation, finalists were required to display expertise and professionalism, value for money, customer care and satisfaction and measurable success.

From the outset, LawBid has aimed to provide a quicker, simpler and more client focused way for everyday people to access legal services. Undoubtedly, innovative technology and ideas are playing an increasingly prominent role throughout the legal sector, the team behind LawBid believe that clients, whether looking to remortgage their property or sell shares in their business, should benefit from this. Speaking about the nomination, Kid Harwood, CEO of LawBid explained ‘We are extremely proud to be recognised once again for the hard work we have put into LawBid.co.uk. In order to progress, the legal sector needs fresh ideas, innovative technologies and alternative business models. Receiving recognition from influential organisations such as Legal Week reassures us that LawBid, and the industry as a whole, is moving in the right direction‘. The announcement follows a string of nominations for innovation categories at several national legal award ceremonies. As finalists for the Law Firm Innovation Award at the Manchester Legal Awards and both the Innovation of the Year and the Supporting the Industry Award at the Modern Claims Awards 2017, it is clear that LawBid’s innovative approach to helping users secure legal representation is a hit with the industry as well as its clients.

The Conservatives receive £611,000 off Asian Businessmen By Ryan Paul

News Correspondent

Asian benefactors demonstrated their support for the Conservatives by giving over £611,000 to the party in the course of recent months. Dr Rami Ranger gave a liberal £236,000 to the Tories in two portions. The tycoon proprietor of Sun Mark, an organization that advances offers of nourishment, drink and different products to 130 nations, was esteemed at £185 million in the most recent version of the Asian Media and Marketing Group’s Asian Rich List. His most recent money gift of £128,000 was made in March and in December 2016 he gave the Conservatives £108,000. Dr Ranger’s girl Reena is the gathering’s competitor in Birmingham Hall Green. She has guaranteed to hold occupation and apprenticeship fairs to lift work in the zone if chose and revealed to Eastern Eye her family chosen to bolster the gathering on account of what they saw as shared esteems including training and endeavour. Sir Anwar Pervez, who is esteemed in the

rich rundown at £2 billion and is executive of the Bestway Group, made gifts of £50,000 and £57,000 to the Conservatives in March and May. Ruler Dolar Popat, a Tory associate who touched base in London with £10 in his pocket in 1971, gave the Conservatives £25,000 in May. Different gifts by conspicuous Asians distributed by the Electoral Commission included £10,000 by Lord Ranbir Suri, an adornments head honcho who was given a peerage in 2014. Tarsem Dhaliwal, the CEO of grocery store chain Iceland, additionally gave the gathering £10,000 and Sarbjit Singh Jhooty, made a gift of £5,000. Another Asian to burrow profound for Theresa May’s gathering was Gursamarjit Singh, who made two gifts totalling £40,000. Anglesource, an organization claimed by very rich person siblings Simon, Bobby and Robin Arora, who have a critical stake in the north of England markdown store chain B&M, gave the Tories £50,000. The main unmistakable Asian agent to give to another gathering was Sudhir Choudhrie who offered £50,000 to the Liberal Democrats in February. He is the Lib Dems’ counsel on India and has month to month gatherings with Tim Farron. The biggest gift to the Conservative Party originated from its treasurer, Michael Davis, who gave the gathering £317,000. The South African-conceived previous mining official is regulating the gathering’s raising money endeavours, which have focused on affluent specialists and city figures. Previous Formula One manager Max Mosley was the most liberal private benefactor to the Work party, giving £300,000 prior this year.


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simple necklaces. She teamed this up with dark blue high-waisted jeans. Her jeans had a star on each leg which only added to her unique style. Following up her striking boho look she split her long loose waves into a middle parting. She completed her look with a pair of vintage sunglasses as well as some funky looking hoops.

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Hollywood’s most accurate historical biopic on the last King of Punjab THE BLACK PRINCE, TRUE STORY OF THE LAST MAHARAJAH OF PUNJAB, WINS SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AT WORLDFEST-HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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HE BLACK PRINCE, a historical drama based upon the true story of Maharajah Duleep Singh, the boy who became king of Punjab shortly before it was annexed to the British Empire, was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award today at the 50th annual WorldFest International Film Festival in Houston. The event’s Gold Remi was also awarded to the film’s Natalie O’Connor for achievement in Art Direction. Majarajah Duleep Singh was exiled by the British to a privileged life in England when he was only 15 years old, and was shortly thereafter converted to Christianity. Reuniting with his long-lost mother after more than a decade, Duleep begins a daring journey of self-discovery in order to reclaim his faith and the

kingdom that is rightfully his. His struggle inspired Sikhs to continue their fight for freedom until India regained its independence from British Imperialism in 1947, and the Sikh kingdom was divided into India and Pakistan. Produced by Brillstein Entertainment (12 Years a Slave), THE BLACK PRINCE was written and directed by Hollywood filmmaker Kavi Raz and filmed widely across the U.K. and India. Acclaimed singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj marks his acting debut in THE BLACK PRINCE, and is joined by an esteemed cast of British acting stalwarts including Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) as Dr. Login, the foster parent for the Maharajah,English stage and screen actress Amanda Root (The Iron Lady),

who portrays Queen Victoria, and veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi (City of Joy), as Maharani Jindan, the exiled king’s mother. The film also features Keith Duffy, David Essex, Canadian actor Rup Magon and Sophie Stevens in supporting roles. “This powerful chapter of Indian history has been poorly documented but it is a chapter that needs to be re-examined. When I received the opportunity to be part of this wonderful journey and to share this amazing but tragic story with the world, I made a promise that I share the epic nature of the life of the boy king of the mighty Kingdom of Punjab, but I would also share something of myself as well—my heart and my soul—what moves and inspires me,” said writer-director Kavi

Raz upon receiving the Special Jury Remi Award. “It’s the history of my ancestors, of a land where I find my roots firmly and deeply planted.” WorldFest Houston is the world’s largest independent film festival. The 2017 event concluded last night with the participation of 74 countries. Out of 500 feature film submissions, a total of 63 films were selected for presentation. THE BLACK PRINCE made separate debuts at the CineQuest Film Festival in San Jose, California and the Manchester Film Festival in England, both in March of this year. The film will next be unveiled at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas and at the International Film Festival of South Asian films (IFFSA) in Toronto in May.

THE BLACK PRINCE releases in cinemas on 21st July, in the English, Punjabi and Hindi languages.

Top Films Inspired By the British Raj A PASSAGE TO INDIA Director: David Lean, 1984 Tensions between Indians and the colonial British residents of the town of Chandrapore boil over when a visiting Englishwoman, Adela Quested, accuses a young Indian physician, Dr. Aziz, of rape during a tour of the local caverns. Based on E.M. Forster’s 1924 novel, this film can be seen as a study of colonial relations, perceived differences between East and West, and the nature of memory and friendship.

VICEROY’S HOUSE Director: Gurinder Chadda, 2017 This British-Indian historical-drama film talks about the inside life of the Viceroy’s House in 1947 during the Partition of India. The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. Downstairs in the servant’s quarters, Mountbatten’s new manservant, Jeet falls for the daughter’s assistant, Alia and all manner of obstacles are put in their way.


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BHOWANI JUNCTION Director: George Cukor, 1956 In the summer of 1947 the British are on the verge of finally leaving India. Among the few sorry to see them leave are the Anglo-Indians—half British and half Indian. They are going to miss the patronage of their white cousins, the job reservations, and the important status and positions they currently hold. This film revolves around Victoria, an AngloIndian woman and her relationships with British, Indian, and Anglo-Indian men. Based on the 1954 novel by John Masters.

From romanticized stereotypes of exotic India to the most controversial policies of colonial rule, the British Raj in India has given inspiration to many minds that portray the saga on silver screen – a genre which has become popular over the years. Let’s look at some defining movies which were based on the British Raj in India.

SHATRANJ KE KHILARI | THE CHESS PLAYERS Director: Satyajit Ray, 1977

GUNGA DIN Director: George Stevens, 1939

In 1856, officials of the East India Company move to consolidate their hold over North India by annexing the wealthy kingdom of Awadh. The chief minister to the Nawab attempts to warn his ruler and local landlords of the impending danger but they ignore him and instead indulge their obsession with playing chess. The game becomes a metaphor for the larger game of politics played by the British as they maneuver to capture Awadh’s king. Based on the short story by Premchand.

This classic film, starring Cary Grant and Douglas Fairbanks jr, was one of the very first Hollywood depictions of India. Set in the nineteenth century, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret revival of the murderous “Thuggee” cult before it can spread across the land. The film is based very loosely on Rudyard Kipling’s 1892 ballad of the same name (though it is more like The Three Musketeers) and is interesting for its stereotypes as much as for its story.

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The Bollywood industry is known for its infamous remakes on Hollywood classics and now Rambo is set to join the list of remakes. Tiger Shroff steps into Sylvester Stallone’s shoes to reprise the role. The Indian twist features the actor and martial artist playing the last surviving member of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to find his land is in the midst of war. But when he is forced into hiding into the jungle he draws on his

training to wreak destruction on to his enemies. Sylvester Stallone expressed his excitement on his Instagram page posting a picture of the iconic poster with the caption: “I actually get excited in my heart whenever young artists get a rare opportunity to reach for the stars!” the actor said on Instagram. “Eye of the Tiger! I am sure you will put all of your heart and soul into it… Never give up young man!”

“Think big. Think global.” Dangal becomes Bollywood sensation in China Salman Khan and Kabir Khan reunite again this Eid to bring us epic family drama ‘Tubelight.’ The film revolves around a misfit residing in India during the Sino-Indian War and focuses on the relationship between two brothers. Who better to display the strength of the brother bond then Salman Khan’s very own sibling Sohail Khan. The late Om Puri is also set to star in the movie alongside Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.

Reportedly the singer/actress plays more than a supporting role and is central to the plot. Women generally tend to have a strong role in Kabir Khan’s film like Katrina Kaif in Ek tha Tiger. So it’s exciting to see what more the Khan duo have in store for us. Shah Rukh Khan has even been confirmed to make a brief cameo.

The partnership of these two Khans has brought us many blockbusters such as Ek tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan so success is sure to follow Tubelight. Kabir Khan has taken an alternative route to filming through documentary style making. Tubelight is set to hit theatres on June 26th.

It seems China has joined Amir Khan’s fan club as Dangal reaches new heights. Despite releasing in May 5 the movie has received overwhelming and unexpected support. The film refuses to slow and has

managed to end week one with a grand total of $29.6 million. The sports drama has joined Baahubali: The Conclusion as India’s only two movies to earn Rs 1000 crores in terms of worldwide collections. It will be the first Indian movie that will have its domestic collection overtaken by a single overseas market. Dangal opened to as many 9,000 screens in China. This year’s Beijing Film Festival opened with a screening of Dangal. The film was released across the globe soon after its initial release in India and has since received high praise and immense love. However the response from China was deeply overwhelming and took everyone by surprise.

Dj Harv Returns With ‘Sada Time’ ft. ‘’WITHOUT Benny Dhaliwal by Nasa Munir International and respected UK based DJ Harv is set to make his return this June with his second release ’Sada Time’ - collaborating with the ‘Bad Boy of Bhangra’ Benny Dhaliwal. ‘Sada Time’ is out on the 15th June 2017 via E3UK Records. Having hit the number one spot in the BBC Asian Download Chart with his debut single, ‘Darshan’ in January 2016, DJ Harv spent an unprecedented 4 weeks in the Top 20 of the official charts.

He has since seen his popularity polarise within the UK and abroad, which has allowed him to tour Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and multiple cities across Europe. This all packed in with his hectic DJ schedule on the UK wedding circuit with Kudos Music. DJ Harv has worked hard to carefully select his next release. ‘Sada Time’, is written by the very talented ‘Sandhu Ripjeet’. The song was recorded, mixed and mastered by talented Leicester based duo Dav Juss & K Singh.

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Birmingham based Artist Nasa Munir is back after his successful previous track ‘Manwa Re’ in 2016. He now brings you a soulful and melodious song ‘Without You’. The Concept and idea of the song by Nasa was sent to Pakistan which was then written and produced by Omar Malik. This song is inspired by a real life experience - love lost in a relationship which we all have been through and that is part of life. Without You will take you back to the days which you thought would never end.


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Kendall Jenner faces backlash ove r Vogue India cove r Supermodel and social media queen Kendall Jenner faces major controversy surrounding her anniversary cover for Vogue India. The messages from Twitter came flooding in by the dozen as many fired back arguing that a model of South Asian heritage should have graced the cover; as the publication is celebrating 10 years of Vogue India. Jenner was also seen posing alongside Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in a photo. India has given the world many beautiful faces to admire. Deepika Padukone,

Priyanka Chopra and Kajol are just a few of the exotic beauties – t his was a missed opportunity to celebrate women of colour. The public fired back accusing India Vogue of giving into Eurocentric standards of beauty and that the cover was an insulting reminder of how South Asian culture favour light skin. Expanding the definition of beauty has been an ongoing battle. Many expressed their view on social media describing how the cover is diminishing the efforts carried out by people attempting to change the stereotype. Vogue India took to Instagram to de-

fend its cover. The post read: “In the last 10 years Vogue India has had only 12 international covers, including Kendall Jenner, in 2017. Therefore, statistically, 90 per cent of our covers are Indian! And we are proud of that.” In an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians in 2012 Jenner expressed her hatred for Indian food and called it “disgusting.” Comments came pouring in from social media accusing Jenner of appropriating another culture for personal gain.

Presenting Charan & Binkle from Mubarakan Monday 8th May 2017 Presenting the next image from Mubarakan, which talks about the love and chemistry between Charan and Binkle, giving a glimpse into the lives of these two characters. In the film, Charan a cute Sardar and Binkle a simple girl, are in love with each other. Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty have been paired together for the first time and developed a great working equation with each other during the London schedule, going on to become great friends. Arjun Kapoor says of co-star Athiya Shetty, “She is super spontaneous, fun and supremely talented. It’s the first time that I am being paired with her, even though I knew her from before. It was during the London schedule that I got to know more

about her personality and the madness in her. Despite being her second film, I think she is very prepared, sorted and truly has the courage to take on roles out of the comfort zone.” Mubarakan is a laugh riot with lot of confusion, laughter, love, egos and emotions. Also starring Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Mubarakan is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios. Mubarakan is slated for a worldwide release on 28th July 2017 release.

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Reema Lagoo dies from sudden heart attack Famous Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai at age 59 in Mumbai’s Kolkilaben Hospital. Her sudden death came as a surprise. Reema Lagoo’s son-in-law told news agency PTI, “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 am. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 am. She was perfectly

fine and had no health issues...so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.” The ever smiling screen star was known for her role as a mother to Bollywood superstars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and despite being five years younger than him Rishi Kapoor. Lagoo entered the industry at a time where mother figures were

portrayed as damsels in distress, and instead brought a lighter touch. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Priyanka Chopra, many paid their condolences to the late star. “Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening,” Modi tweeted.

Trailer of the scariest film of the year: Dobaara Wednesday 24th May 2017 – Get ready for chills from horror thriller Dobaara - See Your Evil, starring Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem. The film is the official Hindi remake of the 2013 acclaimed psychological horror Oculus, which is rated as one of the scariest American horror films. Starring real life siblings Huma and Saqib, the film is based on an

emotional journey of siblings Natasha (Huma) and Kabeer Merchant (Saqib) dealing with the death of their parents, Alex (Adil Hussain) and Lisa Merchant (Lisa Ray) a decade ago. The centre point of the story is a mirror, believed to be haunted as the two siblings with contradictory views try to crack the mystery behind the death of their parents.

Konkona Sen Sharma set for director debut Konkona Sen has demonstrated to us time and time again that she is one of the industry’s finest actresses, now she is set to make her mark in the film making world. Her film A death in Gunj is making its debut on the big screen in India. It stars Vikrant Massey, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome, Jim Sarbh, Tanuja and the late Om Puri.

The film is an atmospheric thriller set in 1979 McCluskieganj, near Ranchi. The plot revolves around a quiet, peaceful man attempting to navigate a world that’s cruel to his sensitive nature. The film has already been screened at the Toronto Film Festival and it also opened the Mumbai Film Festival. Sharma expressed how her father Mukul Sharma would tell her this story when she was younger. After winning several awards and global acclaim at film festivals, the actress’s directorial debut A death in the Gunj is setto hit screens in India on June 2.


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Sachin Tendulkar: “Sachin - A Billion Dreams is about the highs and lows of my life”

Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic Sachin – A Billion Dreams in cinemas today Friday 26th May 2017 – The success of biopic In Bollywood have prompted many producers to make films on sports personalities. But one film, which was planned before all of them was based on a man who answers to the name of Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin: A Billion Dreams, which features India’s biggest ever sports icon in a tell-all avatar, went underproduction in 2012. Sachin shared in a recent

interview, “The work on it started in 2012. I didn’t realise, but Ravi (the producer) told me that we started working on it even before Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mary Kom and other biopics.” The film will see friends and colleagues from his immediate circle spilling the beans about the other sides of Sachin’s personality. The cricketer shared in the interview, “It’s just not my side. Wife, friends, brother, other family members, other players everyone has spoken about it, so there are things that the

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audience doesn’t know about me yet. I have spoken about the highs and lows of my life.” Sachin Tendulkar reveals the creator of the iconic Sachin Sachin chant On the occasion of the release of the second song of his docudrama, Sachin – A Billion Dreams, Sachin Tendulkar revealed it was his mother who started the chants Sachin Sachin. “My mother started it actually. I used to go play downstairs and to call me back home, mother would call Sachin Sachin,” the cricketer

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is currently shooting in Mumbai for his upcoming movie Padman and you can catch glimpse of the superstar himself along with his co-star, Sonam Kapoor on set. These pictures have been shared by PC Sreeram who is the cinematographer for this movie. Directed by R Balki and produced by Twinkle Khanna’s production house ‘Mrs. Funnybones Movies’, PadMan is based on a real-life story of a social entrepreneur, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who took it up to himself to provide low-cost sanitary

said, when he was asked about the time he first heard the chant. Sachin Sachin, the anthem song has been created by Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman for Tendulkar’s biopic. “I never thought Sachin Sachin (chant) would continue beyond my playing days. It has now gone to the theatres. So I feel happy,” the record-breaking batsman said. “The chants were my supporters’ way of showing their love. I have been inspired by their chant and it has helped me face difficult

napkins to women from poor economic states across rural India. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radika Apte in important roles, while Amitabh Bachchan will be seen doing a cameo in the movie. See the pictures below of Akshay Kumar on set for his upcoming movie, Padman: At the recently concluded 64th National Film Awards, Akshay Kumar was conferred the Best Actor Award for his captivating role as Naval Commander Rustom Pavri in the 2016 crime thriller Rustom. Inspired by the

situations on the field. I admire the way that Rahman has created an inspirational anthem around this chant,” he added. The movie captures the cricket and personal life of the Master Blaster in detail, revealing aspects of his life, which have never been heard of or seen before. Produced by Ravi Bhagchandka of 200 Not Out and Shrikant Bhasi of Carnival Motion Pictures, Sachin - A Billion Dreams releases in cinemas today.

1959 Nanavati case, this Akshay Kumar starrer was a critically acclaimed and equally successful film. After delivering a high profile roster of successful films in 2016 with Airlift to Rustom, and kick-starting 2017 with a bang with Jolly LL.B 2, one can safely say that Akshay Kumar is the most bankable star in India, winning both critical and audience acclaim. 2017 also sees Akshay Kumar in a series of standout films including Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Padman, and mega budget sci-fi film 2.0 with Rajnikanth.


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SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT AND KRITI SANON CONNECT AND RAISE TEMPERATURES WITH THEIR CRACKLING CHEMISTRY IN RAABTA OUT 9TH JUNE 2017 Meet Shiv (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Saira (Kriti Sanon), two seemingly ordinary individuals, going about their lives until their paths cross and they realise that they belong to one another. Unaware of a connection that was forged over several hundred years ago, Shiv and Saira are inexplicably drawn to each other and have a beautiful and hilarious relationship in very little time. Shiv is a laugh a minute and unknowingly brings so much sunshine into her life that Saira feels this is too good to be true. Until, of course, the third angle to their relationship emerges in the form of Zakir Merchant, a billionaire who goes all out to woo the beautiful yet strikingly down-to-earth Saira. From this point on, her life takes a turn that changes everything about her destiny. A prophecy looms large over the destinies of Shiv, Zak and Saira in this life too. …Will they manage to break this cursed cycle? …Will destiny repeat itself? …Will the lovers reunite or will they meet the same fate? …Who does Saira belong to in this life… Zak or Shiv?

Kriti spoke about her character in Raabta. “My character believes in reincarnation. When we meet someone we either get a good or bad vibe and that is maybe because there is some connection and I do believe in this.” Set against the beautiful backdrop of Budapest, Raabta stars Sushant Singh Rajput, who shot to fame recently as legendary cricketer in MS Dhoni: An Untold Story. The film also starts Kriti Sanon of Dilwale fame. This will be the first time that Kriti and Sushant appear together on screen, and they definitely have a connection! Raabta is the directorial debut of Dinesh Vijan, producer of blockbusters such as Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail and Badlapur. The film’s songs have already proved incredibly popular and are creating a great buzz and air of expectancy for the film itself. The song ‘Ik Vaari’ and the title song ‘Raabta’ which feature the stunning Deepika Padukone have crossed more than 20 million views on YouTube. Produced by Homi Adajania, Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan, Raabta is distributed internationally by Coconut Movies and releases nationwide on 9th June 2017.

Luxury Edit of South Asian Fashion and Jewellery presented in the Capital at SUMMER PREVIEW Thursday 18th May 2017, London, UK - Discerning enthusiasts and followers of luxury, South Asian couture and craft are once again invited to attend the annual SUMMER PREVIEW exhibition and trunk show on Friday 9th June, 11am – 7pm, Albemarle Suite, Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN. A key entry on the UK’s South Asian fashion calendar, SUMMER PREVIEW will

once again comprise a multi-designer, luxury edit of the finest fashion, accessory and lifestyle collections, hosted be leading fashion influencers and tastemakers, Shivani Ahluwalia and Hajira Ahmad. The free to attend event will showcase seasonal collections by leading names in South Asian couture and prêt, from heritage to new gen, as well as curated, musthave accessory collections.

SUMMER PREVIEW Friday 9th June, 11am – 7pm Albemarle Suite, Grosvenor House Hotel 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN


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BRITISH BENGALI MUSICIAN PROVES UNDERGROUND HIT IN THE USA! The reflective and soulful ballad from Pallab’s new album, Grey Day, is being well received in the US and is proving a hit across American colleges, leading to a record deal there and now featured on MTV https://mtvrock.com/pallab-sarker/ Pallab, 39, says Morning in Brixton is about finding love in one of London’s most famous cultural spots.

He said: “I grew up in an artistic family. My mother is a poet and storyteller and when I was growing up she wrote a lot about her youth in Bangladesh – particularly the war of independence. “There is no doubt that Bengalis have made a hugely significant contribution to cultural life in the UK; whether it is drama, dance, comedy, music or journalism. “I currently live in Walthamstow London. Its thriving music scene has inspired me to finally write my first solo album. There’ s a certain buzz about the area now as artists have great venues to play in - from The Bell to the Rose and Crown. It seems Walthamtow’s creativity is being unleashed and my hope is that the area doesn’t overcook itself with artists being priced out due to increasing rents and house prices. “The album is very much made in Walthamstow and was recorded in the Cabin Studios not far from the Village, with local musicians contributing to my tracks.” Off the back of his recent success,

Pallab has just been signed to the US record label, Bongo Boy Records. Monique Grimme, Business & Artist Development at Bongo Boy Records said: “Pallab Sarker is a true talent from Walthamstow, East London. Bongo Boy Records is pumped to welcome Pallab Sarker and his new single”.

PALLAB SARKER BIOGRAPHY Pallab Sarker is a British Bengali acoustic indie singer-songwriter. Born in Peterborough, to immigrant parents escaping the Bangladesh war of independence in the Seventies, Pallab showed an early interest in music. Moving to London in his early twenties at the height of Britpop, Pallab established an indie rock band, ICON, and was the band’s lead vocalist. ICON played extensively across London’s gig circuit. Kanye King MBE, Founder and CEO of MOBO, remarked: “These boys are extremely talented and deserve success.” The London music scene has always been a huge part of Pallab’s life. During the day he was as a press adviser to government ministers and would perform concerts with his band ICON at night. His music has even brought the business of Government to a standstill! One afternoon, thousands of civil servants left their desks to watch him perform in the atrium of the Home Office as he raised funds for Children in Need.

Pallab Sarker, a British Asian indie singer-songwriter from Walthamstow, has just released his debut single, Morning in Brixton.


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NEW MILESTONES REACHED @ SMASH HIT NATIONAL BHANGRA FESTIVAL 2017

We congratulate the Culture Unite team for organising another smash hit blockbuster event on Saturday 20th May 2017 at the luxurious Regency Banqueting Suite, 267 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NA. The National Bhangra Festival 2017 was filled with Live Performances, Dinner, Dance, Exhibition and Punjabi Song Contest final. There was an amazing atmosphere at the sell out event, with attendance that included members of the Bhangra industry fraternity, VIP’s, Dignitaries and general public from a diverse range of communities within the UK. This entertainment extravaganza was superbly hosted by; Mohanjit Basra, Apna Bhajan Jagpal, Boy Chana and Chandni Kahn.

There were breathtaking memorable performances by; Balbir Bhujhangy, Gurcharan Mall, Kulwant Singh Bhamrah, Dara Kandola, Inderjit London, Nav Samra, Bill Rai, Badal Talwan, Balwinder Bhatti, Jazz Sahota, Jagz Kang, Kadam Verma, Jeet Kaur, Gabhru Panjab De, Haripa Dancers and Dhol Blasters. Super talented Tabs Singh was crowned winner of Punjabi Song Contest 2017, but it was a tough decision for the judges after great performances by all contestants which included; Brotherhood Group, Elite Group, Desi Kalakaar, Baldip Jabble and Tamanna Salhan. The panel of esteemed legendary judges were Balbir Bhujhangy, Kulwant Singh Bhamrah, Mick St. Clair, Jagdeep Rainu and Vivek from Envy Worldwide.

The event on a whole was a great spectacle, with a very good atmosphere throughout displayed by those in attendance and a few of the special guests. All winners were very pleased with their awards and this will surely give them a platform to go onto achieve bigger and better things. Tabs Singh was delighted with receiving the Punjabi Song Contest award as it was a really tough call to make, but all he has done within the Bollywood music


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scene has finally been noticed and rewarded. The entertainment on the night gets a special mention; it kept the place rocking all throughout the evening and had the audience on their feet throughout the show. The Bhangra show on a whole was a huge success and it shows how diverse and integrated the community of Birmingham really is, everyone at

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The cyber attack on the NHS affected almost 50 trusts leaving them without access to their computers. Around a fifth of NHS trusts were targeted forcing them to postpone procedures and operations during the weekend. Doctors were unable to work and many appointments were cancelled causing possible deaths in many affected hospitals. The attack has affected 47 NHS organisations ranging from hospital trusts to commissioning support unit. Several hospitals were experiencing serious problems including the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. They remained on A&E divert throughout Sunday afternoon. Ambulances were forced to take emergency patients elsewhere. Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS incident director, said: “We have been working with 47 organisations providing urgent and emergency care who have been infected to varying degrees.” The health service has been rebuked for using the outdated Windows XP

operating system to store digital information. NHS Digital however claims that they had made health trusts aware last month on how to prevent cyber attacks and IT protection. It said in a statement: “NHS Digital issued a targeted update on a secure portal accessible to NHS staff on April 25, and then via a bulletin to more than 10,000 security and IT professionals on April 27 to alert them to this specific issue. “These alerts included a patch to protect their systems. This guidance was also reissued on Friday following emergence of this issue.” Over 200,000 people have been affected in 150 countries. It originated in the UK on Friday before it became a global problem across the globe. Many have been advised to continue to go to their GP appointments unless they are contacted not to.

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NEW DATA PRESENTED ON ADAPT PHARMA’S COMMUNITY USE OF NARCAN® NASAL SPRAY 4 MG TO REVERSE OPIOIDRELATED OVERDOSE Adapt Pharma today presented results of a survey conducted with Police and Community Organizations describing real-world experiences and outcomes with the FDA-approved 4mg naloxone nasal spray formulation (NARCAN®(naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray 4mg). The poster, titled Use of Naloxone Nasal Spray in the Community Setting: a Survey of Use by Community Organizations, was presented at the annual American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) in Orlando, Florida. The survey collected case data and examined the outcomes of attempted opioid-related overdose reversals reported by first responders and community health organizations, where NARCAN® Nasal Spray 4mg was administered. Participating organizations provided data on several outcome measures including

reversal outcomes, agents involved in overdose and observed events. Narcan® Nasal Spray 4 mg was approved under priority review by FDA and launched in February 2016. We are pleased to have real-world experiences and outcomes with Narcan Nasal Spray presented at AAPM,” said Seamus Mulligan, Chief Executive Officer of Adapt Pharma. “Narcan Nasal Spray was designed to be administered in an emergency by people without specialized medical training.” The survey, conducted in August 2016, was designed and implemented by Synchrony Medical Communications, LLC. Data were generally collected via case report forms or company logs of the participating first responders and community health organization representatives. Real-world data evaluations

are limited due to retrospective nature of the data and provider and reviewer biases. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved naloxone in a nasal spray for the emergency treatment of opioid overdose. It is now available as a ready-to-use, needle-free, 4 mg dose of naloxone in a single spray. As the first and only FDA-approved naloxone nasal spray, NARCAN® Nasal Spray provides a ready-to-use alternative to currently available opioid overdose emergency treatments. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is not a substitute for emergency medical care, and repeat applications may be necessary. Seek emergency medical assistance immediately after initial use, keeping the patient under continued surveillance.


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SIMPLE METHODS TO CLEAR UP ACNE SCARS

Aside from expensive acne scars treatment method which are found to be effective but not in the financial reach of most of the population, it is important to know that there are also some natural and much cheaper remedies in getting rid of acne scars. These are acne scars treatment methods that you can use to treat your acne scars right at the convenience of your home. Natural acne scar treatment is the best solution method especially for those who possess a sensitive skin because natural treatment doesn’t create side effects or rashes that may further destroy your sensitive skin. 1. One of the leading methods of clearing acne scars is the use of oatmeal cleanser. It helps eliminate other skin defect like blackheads and also help in the effective removal of acne scars. The oatmeal method consists of a mixture

of rose water and an oatmeal powder; together they will form a paste that you can apply over the areas of your skin affected by the acne scars. After applying it allow for about fifteen minutes to pass then afterwards rinse it with cold water, this process allows the oatmeal to close all existing skin pores and helps clear up a lot of your existing acne scars. To see the best kind of results you should do this everyday. 2. Another leading acne scar treatment option is the use of honey. Considered as one of the best natural remedy for acne scars, honey plays a great role in defeating bacteria that actually causes acnes. After cleaning your skin, you can then apply honey to the affected part of your skin. Wait after ten minutes before rinsing it with clean water. 3. Others include applying lotions and

gels that are available at leading pharmacies and are highly recommended by professionals. The most important thing to remember when dealing with acne scars is that you should be patient with one kind of treatment and use it until the remnants of acne scars are completely taken care of. 4. Other well known acne scar treatment is the use of the process called laser resurfacing. It’s a process that involves a laser being applied to the affected skin and with that it will kill the bacteria that forms the acne scars. This can take from a number of minutes until an hour or so and usually takes between 2 to 10 days before the skin to heal completely. Remember there are now a lot of ways to clear acne scars. Just be patient in looking for a method that can fit your needs.

HEPATITIS C WITHIN THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY

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Whilst high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart conditions are highly prominent within the south Asian community, Hepatitis C is a disease that isn’t discussed as openly, but still affects a large percentage of this community. Although we can’t get exact figures, it is estimated that 2.3% of south Asians living in the UK are affected by the illness. There are 3 types of Hepatitis, but the most common amongst the Asian community is Hepatitis C, which is a blood- borne virus affecting the liver. The condition can lead to serious complications if left untreated, such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Though the effects of the condition are dire, the disease itself is asymptomatic, meaning; those infected may not know they have the condition until significant damage to the liver occurs. One organisation Bristol Myers Squibb has welcomed the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to recommend Daklinza, a pill taken once a day for sufferers of Hepatitis C. This will replace the traditional method of 48 weeks of interferon-therapy, which can lead to many side-effects. Asian World spoke with Shabana Begum, who is Hepatitis C survivor. Shabana, like approximately 100,000 others living in the UK, carried the genotype 3, which is more aggressive form of the disease and can often be difficult to treat. Having conquered the condition for over 10 years, Shabana now stands as the South Asian Projects Officer at The Hepatitis C Trust, raising awareness about the condition within the south Asian community. Here’s an insight into Shabanas story… “I had been really ill and going to the doctors constantly and the doctor was giving me prescriptions and medicines that weren’t even working. It got to a point where I was sort of embarrassed to go to the GP, to think that ‘Oh what is she doing here again’.

Shabana was constantly feeling lethargic and had aches all over her body on a daily basis. Unfortunately her GP couldn’t figure out what it was and even resorted to blaming her. Shabana explains: “The doctor said, ‘What you’re feeling is in your head’, and I said to them, ‘It’s not in my head, I feel ill and you need to do something about it’. Not knowing what you’re suffering from can be a very frustrating situation and Shabana took it quite hard. She said: “I was lone parent and I used to just sit in my room and just cry. There was a lot going on and I didn’t know what to do and I did need help that’s when I went to the doctor again.” Shabana’s GP reluctantly offered her a test for Hepatitis and HIV, when she was finally diagnosed with Hepatitis C. She explains: “I was told that I would need the treatment for cancer which is like chemotherapy. I got stressed; I thought I had cancer, I was devastated and I was terrified. He said his going to refer me to the hospital and he said there is a treatment available.” Shabana later learnt that she had contracted the virus over 15-20 years ago, during a trip to Pakistan. “My dad took me back to Pakistan to educate us about our Asian culture and I had fallen ill so my dad took me to the local GP. He injected me with a hypodermic needle and threw it in a bucket filled with other used needles.” Unfortunately when Shabana returned home to tell her family, they were hesitant to speak about it. “When I came home and told my mom she told me not to speak to anyone about it because we don’t speak about such stuff. According to my mum, it’s passed on from husband to wife. It’s common in Pakistan and she told me my aunt and my cousins have it. “ Shabana believes: “If you were born in south Asia and you’ve come over to the UK then you should get tested. For example when a baby is born we shave the head and if it’s a boy, then its circumcision.” Tools used for these procedures can all carry the disease, if the proper sterilisation procedure has not taken place, which is why it is essential to choose the right person for such delicate procedures. For the past 9 years Shabana has done nothing but raise awareness about the condition. For the past 3 years, Shabana has also been testing people at mela’s and at mosque events. If you think you may be suffering with Hepatitis or would like some advice please contact Shabana directly on shabana.begum@hepctrust.org.uk


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The Pain of Fibromyalgia By Dr Shabina

Health Correspondent Fibromyalgia, what it is and how it is caused. Fibromyalgia is now on the increase in the United Kingdom. When broken down in to a simple definition, Fibromyalgia means, “Fibro” meaning Tendons or Ligaments. And “My” meaning Muscles, “Algia” means pain. this quite simply means that Fibromyalgia is Pain of the Muscles and Tendons and Ligaments. The hallmark signs of Fibromyalgia are pain and the pain is long lasting or chronic. The degree of pain varies from patient to patient. Fibromyalgia is an illness that can also be associated with may other illnesses; It is then known as “Fibromyalgia syndrome.” The other conditions that are usually associated with Fibromyalgia are; Depression, Irritable bowel syndrome, Irritable bladder syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE. The latter two conditions are very often associated with Fibromyalgia. PREVALENCE OF FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is more common in Women than in Men. 1 out of 25 people will experience symptoms of

Fibromyalgia at some point in their life. It affects mainly people in the middle ages. CAUSE OF FIBROMYALGIA The cause of Fibromyalgia is not actually known, but with ongoing research it has been found that it may have something to do with the pain signals sent from the Brain and a patient’s heightened sensitivity or perception to pain. SYMPTOMS Symptoms of Fibromyalgia are chronic widespread pain in both the upper and lower regions of the body. These are at multiple sites. The patient may complain of pain all over the body and in some cases may even state that the bedcovers feel burdensome and painful. The Muscles feel “tender” The pain can be long lasting and often debilitating. Patients are often on a large amount of medication, in some cases Morphine to help with the pain. FATIGUE Feeling extremely tired is a hallmark sign of Fibromyalgia. The fatigue is more apparent in the morning, upon wakening with improvement as the day progresses. the tiredness can become very distressing for a

patient and lead to symptoms of feeling depressed.

follows and often include a multi disciplinary approach to the condition.

SLEEP DISTURBANCE With ongoing symptoms of tiredness, patients with Fibromyalgia start to feel low in themselves which can lead to difficulty sleeping, this, alongside the pain that is felt can lead into a vicious circle, with increased tiredness after a night of poor sleep, increased impact on mood and further sleep problems

EXERCISE Exercise little and often is found to be useful to tackle the troublesome symptoms of Fibromyalgia. It is not possible in every case to perform exercise therefore exercise is usually advised to be undertaken in a “graded” manner; i.e. slowly and regularly in short spurts. A patient should aim for roughly 20 - 30 minutes of exercise each time and gradually build up to doing this 4 times a week. non-impact exercises are preferable with swimming, aerobics, and yoga being beneficial. Yoga concentrates on the core muscles of the body and has the added advantage of helping a patient who suffers from fibromyalgia to relax. Water therapy, with warm water known as “Balneotherapy,” or “Hydrotherapy” can aid soothing pain relieving treatment and is also used to treat the pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

OTHER SYMPTOMS Symptoms worsen in Cold weather. Patients with Fibromyalgia also report having Headaches often, and the feeling of having swollen Hands and Feet although they are not actually swollen. DIAGNOSING FIBROMYALGIA There is no known diagnostic test for Fibromyalgia. Patients who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia see their GP or are referred to a Rheumatologist after extensive investigations and often the investigation results are normal. Thyroid tests, blood count and tests to exclude Arthritis are often performed. The emphasis lies more on Lifestyle changes with the addition of Medication to help ease symptoms and make the condition more manageable. some of these interventions are described as

sumers. The goal was not only to find out which elements, but also to understand WHY, hence the need to gather the data from brain scans. Linda Couwenberg, who led the research, said: “This study shows that the effectiveness of a marketing message cannot be explained by isolating just one simple brain process. Successful TV adverts trigger a complex combination of processes in the brain. “First of all we undertook a study of a large audience to measure clickthrough rates and what combination of elements in the adverts was most effective. From this evidence, we then conducted the brain scans – magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – on a smaller group to determine what makes these elements so effective in activating

MEDICATION Medications are mainly prescribed for pain and for depression. strong painkillers such as Tramadol and Gabapentin are used and can be effective at controlling the pain. OUTLOOK OF FIBROMYALGIA. Although there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, the Symptoms can be addressed by implementing lifestyle changes along with embarking upon coping mechanisms, to help with the cardinal symptoms of pain and fatigue. Associations such as www.fmauk.org hold a wealth of information to guide and aid sufferers of the condition.

Instagram is bad for young people’s mental health

BRAIN SCANS REVEAL WHAT MAKES A TV ADVERT MOST EFFECTIVE Researchers at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) have discovered what in a TV advert triggers people to find the product online, by scanning the brains of a group of ‘guinea pig’ consumers. This group was shown the adverts of 11 different adverts, all created for the same brand of pain-relieving muscle and joint gel. These scans revealed that an advert works best when it highlights both a product’s functional benefits and triggers the viewer’s imagination. Together these activate specific parts of the viewer’s brain most intensely, to make the advert more effective. The study aimed to examine online search behaviour, and to find the elements most effective in prompting con-

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY CBT may be of benefit to some people with Fibromyalgia. CBT is a type of talking treatment CBT is based on the theory that a person’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and ac-

tions are all connected. The negative thoughts associated with Fibromyalgia lead to an individual embarking upon a vicious circle of negative thoughts, which in turn lead to depression and can increase the sensation or perception of pain. Many trials have found that CBT has been shown to be a very effective method at helping pain in a patient. There are a number of trials that will be done in the future, to demonstrate the effectiveness of this as a treatment for Fibromyalgia. CBT helps the patient cope with pain.

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consumers. “Adverts that highlighted the product’s advantages were found to trigger most activity in the part of the brain associated with recognising and identifying objects: ‘what am I looking at, and how can I use it? “Those adverts or elements that appeal to the imagination, or have an original way of delivering the message, activated more complex thought processes, such as sustained attention, working memory and creative thinking.” She added: “By understanding which elements of an advert are most effective in doing what, we believe marketing, advertising and media professionals will be better placed to optimise the creative development of adverts.”

Instagram has been said to have the worst impact on youngsters out of all the other social media platforms. According to a UK snapshot survey Instagram was top of the billing on topics such as; depression, loneliness, body image and bullying, however Instagram have said that keeping the platform safe and supportive for all their users are main priority. The social media giant has also said that it offers tools, advice and help for people to cope with bullying and what to do when being put into an intimidating situation. Despite this negative take on

Instagram many believe it can be used for good as it displays people to have good self expression and self identity. With an approximate 90% of young people using social media it’s essential that more is to be done to avoid bullying on all platforms. For example, you see a lot of people who use social media to upload anti-bullying videos so they can get retweeted and shared to raise awareness of the situation at hand. These videos tend to be shared a lot and the victims in the video receive help and advice if the video raises enough awareness.


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THE 40 WINKS WORKOUT BEAUTY CARE: STEAMING

61% OF PEOPLE IN THE WEST MIDLANDS LACK CONFIDENCE TO PERFORM CPR Shortage of CPR skills and awareness in the West Midlands putting lives at risk, BHF warns Just 36% of people in the West Midlands would be confident of performing immediate CPR if someone collapsed in front of them putting lives at risk, warns the British Heart Foundation (BHF)1. Performing immediate CPR can in some cases double a person’s chance of survival, but with less than half (41%) of people in the West Midlands trained in CPR, there is a shortage of skills and awareness that is putting lives at risk. The BHF says that people are reluctant to perform CPR because they are unsure whether a person has experienced a cardiac arrest, they lack training and confidence, and they fear causing more harm than good. A survey of people in the West Midlands found: 63% of people would be worried about knowing what to do if someone collapsed from a cardiac arrest in front of them 56% of these people said that they would worry about making things worse by trying to help 42% admitted they would feel helpless Only 23% of people could correctly identify the signs2 of cardiac arrest Research funded by the charity has found that bystanders who witness a cardiac arrest perform CPR in only four out of ten cases across England3. This

compares with much higher bystander intervention rates of more than seven in ten (73%) in Norway4. To improve survival rates and train more people in CPR, on Friday 16 October, the BHF is launching its ‘Mission CPR’ campaign that will see thousands of schoolchildren learn CPR on the day. ‘Mission CPR’ is part of the BHF’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign which aims to equip all young people and adults with the CPR skills to save a life. Since its launch one year ago, more than 1,300 schools across the UK have been given free CPR training kits by the BHF to teach young people how to save a life.

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: “It is worrying that so few people in the West Midlands would feel confident to perform CPR if someone collapsed with a cardiac arrest in front of them. “When someone has a cardiac arrest, every second counts, and immediate CPR can double their chance of survival in some cases. “Thousands of people still lack these skills and we know that many more lives in the West Midlands could be saved if more people felt confident and able to intervene. We need as many people as possible to learn CPR and become a potential life saver.

Steaming is beneficial for cleaning all types of skin. It cleans the skin of all surface dirt, stimulates the circulation and unclogs blocked pores. If your skin is dry, steam your face once a week. It can be used every day if you have a very greasy skin. Electrical devices are available to produce steam and this process is known as Sauna Facial. Steaming can be taken by leaning over a large bowl of boiling water, by covering your head with a towel and making a tent around the bowl. The steam will open the pores, loosen blackheads and bring spots to a head. Do not get to close to the boiling water, for if the steam is too hot, it might cause

broken veins. To make steaming more beneficial, add a tablespoon of herbs to the water. Elderflower and camomile are the old favorites for this. You can also try lavender, thyme and rosemary for a stimulating cleanse. These herbs smell delicious. Steam your face for about ten to twenty minutes. By steaming blackheads come out of the pores and it becomes easy to extract them. If you suffer from pustular acne, I would not advice steaming as the steam and heat can spread the infection. If you have been extracting blackheads use a facemask containing curds, kaolin, cucumber or comfrey, as these are astringent and healing.

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The Talyllyn Railway and its Royal Connections

By David Powell

Information For further information on the attractions of Snowdonia you can have a look at the following websites: www.visitsnowdonia.info www.attractionsofsnowdonia.com Spectacular scenery from the mountains to the coast and an abundance of things to see and do. Travel editor, David Powell visits The Talyllyn Railway in Snowdonia. Covering approximately 840 square miles, the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is truly an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are unsurpassed views, mountain ranges, with Snowdon peaking at 1085m, mountain railways, historic castles, beautiful coastal towns and villages, wonderfully restored ‘Little Trains of Wales’, woodland parks and the slate heritage of days gone by. For the more adventurous there are pursuits such as rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. There’s great locally sourced food and a wide variety of accommodation choice. On my recent visit to Snowdonia I was able to experience some of the excellent attractions this region has to offer, including a day at the Talyllyn Railway.....

TALYLLYN RAILWAY I travelled from my base at the Portmeirion Village and Hotel down the coast to Tywyn. It was here I found the historic, steam operated railway and met the friendly volunteer staff. A ride from Tywyn Wharf station into the Snowdonia countryside was a fantastic day out, and highly recommended! The railway was originally built by the Victorians to carry passengers and slate from the slate quarry, and opened in 1865. However, like many narrow gauge railways after the demise of the slate industry, the Talyllyn Railway fell into serious disrepair in the 1940’s. Luckily a group of enthusiasts got together in 1950 and the Talyllyn Railway became the first railway in the world to be preserved, a fact that the Talyllyn team are very proud of. TADPOLE CUTTING ! Imagine this - wonderful steam locomotives pulling beautifully restored carriages that take you on a leisurely

steam journey through unspoilt Snowdonia with the chance to stop for a lovely walk and picnic. From Wharf Station I caught the 11am train, right on time. Sitting in an expertly restored first class Pullman Coach I now definitely felt as if I had travelled back in time! My journey took me through spectacular scenery and places with wonderful sounding names like Tadpole Cutting, Six Bends, Broadwater and Dolgoch Falls, where the mountain peak of Cader Idris can be briefly viewed. Not as high as Snowdon, but a wonderful sight nevertheless. The Dolgoch Falls are in fact three sets of waterfalls and it’s here the train takes on mountain water for its onward journey into the beautiful Nant Gwernol Valley. Since the 1950’s its many volunteers who come from all walks of life have put a remarkable amount of hard work into the railway. No special skills are required, just interest and enthusiasm, as full training is given for the tasks that members choose. The dedication of the volunteers and

the raising of necessary funds over the years have resulted in a wonderful preserved railway experience.

fascinating railway, together with timetables, can be seen on their website www.talyllyn.co.uk

Extensive Renovations Completed In 2005 extensive building work was finally completed. Buildings had been renovated, new platforms and a refreshment room constructed. A narrow gauge museum was also built at the end of the platform and this now houses some amazing exhibits and modern interpretive displays telling the story of Talyllyn and many other railways. The museum has a special section dedicated to Thomas The Tank Engine, whose creator Rev. W. Awdry was one of the pioneer Talyllyn volunteers. The new buildings were officially opened by HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in July 2005. In total the railway has an astounding 23 carriages, 6 steam locomotives and 4 diesels and operate a daily service. All the passenger trains are steam hauled and every aspect of this

RIDING THE FOOTPLATE! During my journey I was privileged to ride part of the way on the locomotive footplate - a sensational experience! I was also able to view one of the secure signal boxes where all train movements on the singletrack line are safely monitored. The Talyllyn Railway offers members of the public the opportunity to drive one of its historic steam locomotives, which would make a great gift for a special occasion. Contact one of the Talyllyn team for more information on this. When visiting Snowdonia I would urge you to experience the sights, sounds and all the dedication and professionalism this preserved railway has to offer. Perhaps you could keep a lookout for the Corris Railway Coach, which Diana, Princess of Wales travelled in during a visit to the railway in 1982.


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The 10 best places to visit in 2017 1. Chile In the event that Brazil possessed South American travel a year ago, Chile assumes control for 2017. Gradually, efficiently, the landmass’ most neglected wonderland has moved toward becoming apparently its most attractive experience tourism goal – correctly the gong it grabbed finally year’s World Travel Awards. What’s more, why? Since it’s an astounding 2,650 miles in length, yet never more than 150 miles wide – and is pressed with biological systems, biodiversity, geographies. It has 36 national stops, probably the most outrageous situations on Earth, from deserts to fjords to subpolar islands, and the streets and pathways and essential framework to make these open.

2. Canada It’s a major year in a major nation as 2017 imprints the 150th commemoration of Canadian Confederation, the minute Canada turned into a self-representing territory inside the British Empire – a nation, at the end of the day. Today, despite the fact that it plays second fiddle to Russia as far as size, it’s difficult to think about a nation more excellent or more changed – a justifiable reason motivation to visit whenever, not to mention a year that guarantees to be one long, across the country birthday party. The enormous scenes – the Canadian Rockies – are outstanding. Less praised, maybe, is the magnificence of the view somewhere else. Pockets of British Columbia, for instance, contain abandon (around Osoyoos) and warmwintered enclaves of vines and olives (the Okanagan). On the west drift the

Inside Passage – a maze of fjords and islands – includes North America’s finest seascapes.

3. Chandigarh, India What an interesting blend of advancement and convention. In northern India the intense, pioneer engineering of Chandigarh has been granted great status, while simply outside this striking city a fresh out of the plastic new inn observes Rajput and Mughal legacy with very some panache.Chandigarh is one of the world’s most wonderful urban manifestations; a reason constructed city composed by Le Corbusier in the Fifties. After Partition in 1947, India’s condition of Punjab required another capital – Lahore having been surrendered to Pakistan. So leader Jawaharlal Nehru dispatched the immense Swiss-French type of innovation to devise a totally new city expressive of the nation’s confidence later on. The outcome is an artful culmination in cement – and green spaces as well. It’s an extremely liveable place adored locally for its wide roads and parks.

4. Granada, Spain

Spending a couple days floating around Granada is the most arousing of history lessons. The castles and gardens of the Alhambra, made by the Nasrids, the last administration of Islamic Spain, are additionally remunerating with each visit, each time uncovering a couple of a greater amount of the mysteries hidden in the many-sided engineering. While you may come to Granada to see Spain’s most-gone by landmark, it is the seemingly insignificant details en route that saturate your spirit: tiled

wellsprings in small squares, blooms tumbling over whitewashed dividers and forkfuls of great tapas in clamorous bars. From February 4 it will be a great deal simpler to get to the Andalucian city when easyJet begins another course from London Gatwick three times each week, adding to the twiceweek by week British Airways flight from London City air terminal.

5. Hadrian’s Wall, England

Behold! Is that the sound of hooves? There hasn’t been this much activity on Hadrian’s Wall since Roman troops tramped up Ermine Street in the second century to manufacture the 73-mile obstruction amongst Bowness and Wallsend. Today the divider draws walkers and cyclists, who take after its fortifications and milecastles in their staggering advancement over sheer drops, rough ledges and swooping meadows, from the huge skies of Solway Firth to the mouth of the Tyne.

6. New Zealand Cherish rugby? The most sizzling ticket during the current year is New Zealand, which has the British and Irish Lions visit in June and early July. The vacationers will play three Tests against the All Blacks and seven different recreations the nation over, making the visit a devour for fans and a reason to investigate New Zealand. For instance, on the way amongst Auckland and Whangarei, reroute west to Kauri backwoods. Amongst Rotorua and Hamilton you’ll discover the motion picture set from Lord of the Rings at Matamata..

7. Copenhagen, Denmark European Capital of Culture 2017 however it might be, Denmark’s second city Aarhus will in any case battle to take the spotlight from Copenhagen. That is to a great extent because of the progressing foodie furore encompassing the capital’s Noma. Opened by gourmet specialist René Redzepi in 2003, the eatery re-imagined impression of Danish cooking and presenting then-darken Scandinavian fixings – from enchanted sounding cloudberries to elk tongue – to a global group of onlookers. Multitudinous honors and an accord this was the world’s best eatery took after, so among gourmets it’s with significant lament that Redzepi has declared this original restaurant will close toward the finish of February.

8. New Orleans/Memphis, United States How to represent the musically cheerful, road glad air of New Orleans (neworleanscvb.com)? The guide I once had on a voyage through the French Quarter had her own particular hypothesis: “Lord of France opens the correctional facilites of Paris and sends over the most exceedingly terrible examples of humankind to populate the new city. Sort of bodes well, huh?” On March 27 the home of trad jazz, walkway groups, Mardi Gras parades, frilly galleries, beignets, po’boys and sublime French Creole cooking draws a beat nearer to these shores with the begin of direct BA flights (ba.com), four times each week, from London Heathrow. Scenes, for example, Preservation Hall (preservationhall.

com) or Snug Harbor (snugjazz.com) are an absolute necessity for jazz fans and on May 26-28 the great ol’ young men of blue grass music are nearby for the yearly Bayou Country Superfest (bayoucountrysuperfest.com) at the Superdome.

9. Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia Three times greater than France and the fourth most inadequately possessed region on Earth, Mongolia, with its huge moving steppes, coruscating upland lakes, tumbling streams, wonderful green pine backwoods and moving rises of the Gobi offers bounty for the bold guest. Country of travelling warlord second to none Genghis Khan, this nation remains a country of pastoralist wanderers right up ‘til the present time.’ Mongolia has dependably been a maxim for remoteness, however it’s shockingly simple to reach, and will turn out to be considerably more so with the opening of best in class Nubia.

10. Peru Cuzco, in Peru, used to be hiker focal. It’s a measure of how tourism in the nation has changed that, from May, the city will be the beginning stage for excursions on South America’s “first extravagance sleeper prepare”, the 68-traveler Andean Explorer, keep running by Belmond, the organization that used to be known as Orient-Express Hotels. The new prepare will go along one of the most elevated railroads on Earth, by means of the 14,150ft summit at La Raya, to Lake Titicaca and on to the Unesco World Heritage city of Arequipa.


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more unequal

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Guernsey Prison has become the first prison in the world to construct a force field that will disrupt any drones delivering drugs to inmates of the prison. The drone has been named Sky Fence and has been assembled by the company Drone Defence. Sky Fence has constructed a batch of 20 disruptors to the prison, meaning less anti drone police will be needed to control the wings when the prison gets chaotic. Drone Defence has stated that the disruptors will generate an invisible barrier that stretches 2,000 ft into the sky

blocking all connection between radios, phones and other mobile devices. The prison governor David Matthews is very excited about the idea and he had this to say; ‘I would like to see the drones being used in prisons across the UK too. It’s become a major problem there, including weapons, contraband, mobile phones and drugs.’ Many people are calling the disruptors ‘a final piece in the prison security puzzle’, with the force field not terminating the drone completely, but simply turning the drone around

back to its sender. The Sky Fence has cost between £100,000 and £250,000, however, the price of the disruptor will depend on the size of the prison. Guernsey’s mixed category prison was given a budget of £1.7 million to upgrade their security system and as the prison is mixed, risks are twice as high. Guernsey’s home affairs president Mary Lowe is pleased with the promising effect Sky Fence will have on the island ‘It proof that Guernsey is leading the way in the world, the Sky Fence system is due to be completed in July.’

echnology – particularly, observation Technology – makes it less demanding to police estranged populaces, and that gives gravely run, degenerate states enough solidness to get themselves into genuine inconvenience. Here’s the uplifting news: innovation – particularly, organized innovation – makes it simpler for restriction developments to frame and prepare, even under states of reconnaissance, and to topple gravely run, degenerate states. Inequality makes flimsiness, and not on account of the feelings of disdain the inexorably poor dominant part harbours against the undeniably rich minority. Everybody has a blend of smart thoughts and loathsome ones, yet for the greater part of us, the damage from our horrible thoughts is topped by our absence of political power and the watches that others –

including the state – force on us. As rich individuals get wealthier, notwithstanding, their riches converts into political impact, and their thoughts – particularly their horrible thoughts – go up against outsized significance. In Saudi Arabia, the whimsical superstitions of a minor, super-rich tip top bar about 45% of the populace from full support in metro life. This is unequivocally terrible for the inlet express, whose next cure for malignancy or post-oil financial move may never rise since its creator was stuck inside sitting tight for her.


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Lаtеѕt Social Media Battleground

20 THINGS WE DON’T DO ANYMORE BECAUSE OF TECH

By Khalid Karim

Technology Correspondent

Thе wоrld’ѕ biggest ѕосіаl nеtwоrkѕ аrе locked іn a serious, bіllіоn-dоllаr battle оvеr оnе оf the world’s ѕіllіеѕt innovations: puppy-eared, rаіnbоwѕреwіng рhоtо fіltеrѕ. Snарсhаt іѕ ѕреndіng uр bіg tо kеер іtѕ lеаd іn thе оnlіnе рhоtо mаrkеt, while

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Fасеbооk аnd Instagram ѕhаmеlеѕѕlу сору mаnу оf іtѕ features, аnd Apple аnd Sаmѕung арреаr poised to еntеr thе market. But while іt lооkѕ like a flірраnt fіght, аnаlуѕtѕ ѕау whеrе уоu choose to ѕhаrе ѕіllу ѕnарѕ соuld hеlр decide whісh

The new Samsung Z4 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today extended the Tizen biological community with the presentation of the Samsung Z4, a 4G mobile phone that consolidates execution and basic components with a streamlined client encounter. The Samsung Z4 is furnished with a front and back camera upgraded for online networking and an extensive variety of components concentrated on accommodation and efficiency; including speedy and simple access to the most much of the time utilized capacities. Also, with 4G LTE, VoLTE, and VoWiFi* the Samsung Z4 offers quicker system availability. “We’re devoted to giving our clients gadgets that offer more intelligent versatile cooperations,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Z4 conveys a streamlined portable affair to first time cell phone clients and speaks to our progressing sense of duty regarding growing the Tizen biological system.” Ideal for first-time cell phone clients, the Samsung Z4 gives improved convenience an extensive variety of snappy components, which offer quick and simple access to as often as possible utilized capacities. Utilizing

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distinctive blends of physical catches or swiping the screen, clients can make alternate routes to dispatch advantageous elements including Quick Talk, Quick Torch, Quick Launch of camera or Quick Switch without coming back to the home screen. For instance, Quick Talk will dispatch an arrangement of alternate ways confined by district, for example, Alarm, Call, or Music, essentially through voice actuated summons. The Samsung Z4 offers effective battery administration highlights for broadened utilize, including Battery Notifications and Power Planner. Battery Notifications enables clients to set modified warnings so they can be alarmed when the rest of the battery control falls beneath a pre-set level. With Power Planner, clients can pick from three distinct levels to deal with their long haul battery utilize. Contingent upon the level, Power Planner will alter the gadget’s arrangements to augment battery life to keep going for the chose time span. The Samsung Z4 camera gives clients a chance to catch amazing photographs. Ideal for taking splendid, clear selfies, the 5-megapixel front camera incorporates a F2.2 focal point, LED streak and an as-

tech giant wіnѕ thе Intеrnеt рорulаrіtу соntеѕt. Tеlѕуtе mаnаgіng dіrесtоr Foad Fаdаghі ѕаіd thе battle was mоѕt important fоr $33 bіllіоn nеtwоrk Snapchat, whісh rеlіеd uроn photo filters tо keep іtѕ уоung аudіеnсе happy.

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News Correspondent sortment of camera modes. The Samsung Z4 additionally has a back 5-megapixel camera with double LED streak so clients can take fresh photographs notwithstanding when the subject is far away. With the Samsung Z4, clients can without much of a stretch snap photographs and recordings with palm, auto and voice control. For speedier selfies, clients can take a photograph by demonstrating their palm and saying “cheddar” or by sitting tight for Auto Selfie, which utilizes facial acknowledgment to take sharp and exact pictures. Clients can likewise record consistent recordings with the Video Flip capacity, which takes into account straightforward exchanging between the back and front cameras to catch various perspectives in one single video. Surprisingly on the Z Series, the Samsung Z4 highlights 2.5D bended glass for an agreeable one-gave hold so clients can take selfies or multitask in a hurry. The brilliant 4.5-inch show gives a prevalent survey understanding against the all dark bezel for a cleaned look and feel. The Samsung Z4 is genuinely an ideal blend of current outline and capacity.

Fасеbооk could аffоrd to “еxреrіmеnt” wіth photos to аttrасt mоrе users, hе ѕаіd, whіlе Instagram needed them to kеер Snарсhаt аt bay. “Thе challenge fоr any оf thеѕе services is maintaining users once thе іnіtіаl novelty hаѕ worn оff, hоwеvеr,” Fаdаghі said. “It will be сhаllеngіng fоr businesses whісh rеlу uроn рhоtо fіltеrѕ for thеіr buѕіnеѕѕ mоdеl.” Thе рhоtо fіltеrѕ аrе a basic fоrm of аugmеntеd rеаlіtу thаt are рrоgrаmmеd to rесоgnіsе faces and аdd pictures, such аѕ рuрру dоg еаrѕ, or recognise lосаtіоnѕ аnd аdd сіtу names, tеmреrаturеѕ, or еvеnt dеtаіlѕ tо photos. Snарсhаt recently ѕрlаѕhеd оut $7.7 mіllіоn for locationbased fіltеr technology — thе hіghеѕt ѕum for an Israeli patent — to keep thеm in the game. But Inѕtаgrаm nоtсhеd up an even lаrgеr win, rеvеаlіng іt bоаѕtѕ mоrе thаn 700 mіllіоn асtіvе accounts, іnсludіng 200 mіllіоn dаіlу users оf іtѕ Snapchat-like Stоrіеѕ fеаturе wіth photos thаt dіѕарреаr аftеr 24 hours. Bу соmраrіѕоn, Snарсhаt bоаѕtѕ a tоtаl оf 165 mіllіоn dаіlу асtіvе users.

Thе mіlеѕtоnе prompted Mіzuhо Sесurіtіеѕ аnаlуѕtѕ Nеіl Dоѕhі and San Phаn tо соmраrе Snарсhаt tо Yаhоо rather than a bіg tесh fіrm like Google. “At thе heart оf Snарсhаt іѕ a mеѕѕаgіng арр, and the соmраnу faces vеrу ѕtіff соmреtіtіоn in that segment bаѕеd on our аѕѕеѕѕmеnt,” thе analysts wrote. Pluѕ, twо of the wоrld’ѕ bіggеѕt tесh firms appear set tо jоіn thе battle. Sаmѕung іntrоduсеd a hоѕt of photo fіltеrѕ іntо the саmеrа оf іtѕ nеw Gаlаxу S8 smartphone, аnd Apple іntrоduсеd аn app саllеd Clірѕ that аddѕ fіltеrѕ, stickers, аnd сарtіоnѕ tо video іn rеаl-tіmе. Aррlе аnаlуѕt Gene Munster ѕаіd the соmраnу wаѕn’t ѕеrіоuѕ about taking оn Instagram оr Snарсhаt yet, but it wаntеd tо еnѕurе іt was іnvеѕtіng in thе рорulаr technology. “If уоu really dig іntо this Clірѕ, it’s mоrе аbоut thеm wоrkіng with filters and аugmеntеd reality,” hе says. “Longer tеrm, the ѕіgnіfісаnсе оf аugmеntеd rеаlіtу for Aррlе іѕ having a place at thе table іn thе futurе оf computing.”

Facebook fined 394 million by EU By Ryan Paul

News Correspondent The EU has fine Facebook a whopping £94 million for ‘misleading’ them over the takeover of WhatsApp. The European commission say that ‘this is clear evidence that companies must apply with EU merger rules.’ Facebook originally took over WhatsApp back in 2014 and promised that they would not include any identical user accounts on both platforms; however, Facebook went ahead and broke their promise forcing the EU to take drastic action. Facebook knew that it is possible to link phone numbers from WhatsApp to various Facebook accounts and this was also know to the EU commission during the time of the original take over back in 2014. In a statement issued by Facebook, they outline a few of the details by

saying; ‘Today’s announcement brings this matter to a close, the error was not intentional and the commission confirmed these submissions which had not had any effect on the original merger inquiry.’ In a opposite statement issued by the commission, they believe that Facebook’s errors will shed new light on mergers such as this one, they had this to say; ‘It imposes a proportionate and deterrent fine on Facebook. The commission must be able to take decisions about mergers’ effects on competition in full knowledge of accurate facts.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is yet to comment on the situation and the commission will now assess whether merger rules need to be updated to ensure that this sort of problem never arises again.


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THE WÖRTHERSEE GTI 2017:

APPRENTICES DESIGN UNIQUE CAR FAST AND EFFICIENTLY USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES NEED TO KNOW • Wheel rims, paintwork and foils designed on computer • CAD and 3D printing technology allow tailor-made installation of a high-tech sound system in the rear Wolfsburg/Maria Wörth – The Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Vocational Training, Hall 103. Screened off by partitions, Volkswagen and Sitech apprentices are completing their work on a unique vehicle: the Wörthersee GTI 2017. The 13 apprentices in six vocations have designed, developed and built the show car in accordance with their ideas using digital technologies. This year the targets are especially high as this is the 10th Wörthersee GTI built since 2008, when apprentices from Wolfsburg first appeared with their own GTI creation at the Wörthersee meeting. The Wörthersee GTI 2017 crowns the first decade of show projects by Vocational Training in Wolfsburg. Now every day counts and everything must be right first time. The apprentices’ GTI is surrounded by decorative trims, door and side mouldings and front seats, all ready for installation. “Our apprentices are benefiting from their earlier decision to forge ahead with the design of their Wörthersee GTI using digital technologies,” says project manager Holger Schülke. “This way, we were able to take fast and efficient decisions concerning the design of wheel rims, paintwork and foils,” explains Eric Miguel Lehrach (21), apprentice motor vehicle mechatronics technician, who is the team spokesperson. “In addition, we kept the design and production process for the special components needed for the sound

system and rear-end equipment in our own hands.” Graphic design for wheel rims, paintwork and foils Yasmine Weinhold (20), apprentice media designer, was responsible for the visualization of the exterior. At her workplace in the MultiMediaCentrum she produced several design series on a graphics tablet. Weinhold’s data were put to a variety of uses by the team during the course of the project. Finally, they were even used as an aid to positioning during car wrapping, the application of contrasting foils and decorative strips to the car. System and high-voltage technicians configure the sound system Janik Kelm (20) and Götz Riechmann (19), future motor vehicle mechatronics

technicians for system and highvoltage technology, used a variety of components to configure a high-tech sound system with Internet connection and crystal-clear sound from 11 loudspeakers and subwoofers with a total rated output of 1,960 Watts. CAD and 3D printing technology for rear-end equipment Laura Hein and Alexander von Czacharowski, budding process technicians specializing in plastic and rubber engineering, and Nils Lennart Fröhlich (all 21), future technical product designer, designed side and loudspeaker trims, produced them using 3-D printing and fitted them precisely in the vehicle. On the CAD screen, Fröhlich designed a total of eight individual components using

PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO DRIVES THE HONDA CLARITY FUEL CELL IN LAP OF HONOUR AT FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2017 His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has driven the all-new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell on the lap of honour for the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO. The lap represents the opening of the race itself, immediately preceding the presentation of the Formula 1™ drivers and Monaco’s national anthem. Prince Albert II, accompanied by Princess Charlene and a representative from the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, piloted the Clarity Fuel Cell around the 3.337km circuit. The hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell is particularly appropriate choice of vehicle given His Serene Highness’s

focus on the environment and sustainability. One of the key aims of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is to limit the effects of climate change and promote renewable energies. The all-new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the world’s most advanced fuel cell vehicle, which eliminates the design compromises that are often found in alternatively-fuelled cars. Its state-ofthe-art 103kW fuel cell stack is small enough to be housed under the bonnet rather than in the underfloor area, which creates more space for the cabin. The result is a fuel cell sedan capable of seating five occupants in comfort – a world first. The Clarity Fuel Cell also

provides the longest maximum driving range rating of any zero-emission vehicle offering approximately 650km* (403 miles) range under NEDC conditions. Honda will run a dedicated fleet of new Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles in European demonstration projects until 2022, showcasing its advanced fuel cell leadership, as well as the car‘s impressive real-world performance. The arrival of the new Clarity Fuel Cell in Europe is a key part of Honda’s ‘Electric Vision’, announced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, which aims to have electrified powertrains in two thirds of its cars sold in Europe by 2025.

Catia design software. These included all mounts, clips and cable ducts. With his design data, the young man from Brunswick controlled a 3-D printer at the plastics production competence center which printed the individual components layer by layer. The trims were then coated with special grained foils and adapted to the interior of the GTI in terms of appearance and haptics. The Wörthersee GTI 2017 team consists of five women and eight men aged from 18 to 23 in six different training vocations: motor vehicle mechatronics technicians: team spokesperson Eric Miguel Lehrach (21), Marvin Bömeke (23), Janik Kelm (20), Götz Riechmann (19) and Joshua Schilling (23), vehicle interior fitters: Ronja Schönfisch (18) and Sarah Isabel

Schorle (18), vehicle paint technicians: Kevin Hoffmann (22) and Michelle Schmerse (21), media designer: Yasmine Weinhold (20), technical product designer: Nils Lennart Fröhlich (21), process technicians specializing in plastic and rubber engineering: Laura Hein (21) and Alexander von Czacharowski (21). Sarah Isabel Schorle is training with Sitech in Wolfsburg, Laura Hein with Volkswagen at the Brunswick plant, and all the others at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. Sitech is the Volkswagen Group company specializing in the development and production of vehicle seats and the interior of the model, making sure that it lives up to the standard of the paying customer/client.

NEED TO KNOW • Clarity Fuel Cell has the honour of the opening lap at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2017 • Hydrogen-powered car aligns with Prince Albert’s keen focus on environmental issues and sustainability • Lap of honour is Clarity Fuel Cell’s latest appearance in European demonstrations that run until 2022


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Nicola Adams and Jake Humphrey stand up to cancer with Hyundai’s World-First Contactless Car

High Wycombe, – Double-Olympic Champion and professional boxer, Nicola Adams OBE, takes the fight to cancer today, launching Hyundai Motor UK’s world-first Contactless Car with TV presenter, Jake Humphrey at King’s Cross station. The pair will be on-hand to encourage donations to Stand Up To Cancer – a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 - through the specially built IONIQ Electric vehicle, which features five contactless donation points. The unique car is a key part of Hyundai Motor UK’s partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, providing a quick and convenient way for the public to TAP TO GIVE™ in order to make a secure donation. The Contactless Car is being hosted in a specially built boxing ring in King’s Cross station, raising awareness and collecting donations from members of the public passing through the transport hub.

Nicola Adams, Olympic boxer and Hyundai ambassador, said: “It’s hugely important that we keep raising awareness of cancer; one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, which means it affects all of us. That’s why we’re in the ring today to help beat cancer with Hyundai Motor UK and Stand Up To Cancer. We’re taking this world-first contactless Hyundai to the people of the UK, starting here in King’s Cross, so now playing your part in the fight against cancer is just one ‘tap’ away.” Nicola and Jake were among the first to make the most of the Contactless Car’s unique features, including its in-car photobooth. Donations of £10 allow users into the vehicle for a photo, which then prints off in the IONIQ’s boot and can be added to the exterior of the car – eventually Hyundai Motor UK will cover the whole car with the faces of those who are part of Stand Up

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NEED TO KNOW • Hyundai Motor UK has launched its world-first Contactless Car at an event at King’s Cross station with the help of its brand ambassadors, Double-Olympic Champion Nicola Adams and TV presenter Jake Humphrey • The car, a zero-emission IONIQ, is part of Hyundai’s #DriveTheRebellion fundraising campaign for Stand Up To Cancer • IONIQ has five embedded contactless payment points where people can TAP TO GIVE™ £5 or £10 to Stand Up To Cancer. The bespoke car reacts to every donation through audio, visual or electronic movement • The Contactless Car is hosted in a specially constructed boxing ring, with both Nicola and Jake on-hand to help encourage donations that will help save lives • Unique car also features an in-car photo booth that will instantly print photographs that can be stuck onto the IONIQ’s exterior – gradually, the car will be covered in a photographic mosaic showing the faces of those who’ve joined the rebellion against cancer • Every person that visits the Contactless Car will have the opportunity to enter into a competition to win a brand new Hyundai IONIQ Electric Vehicle • The contactless IONIQ supports Hyundai Motor UK’s mission to help Stand Up To Cancer raise vital funds for revolutionary life-saving research

To Cancer’s rebellion against cancer. Every person that visits the Contactless Car will also have the opportunity to enter into a competition to win a brand new Hyundai IONIQ Electric Vehicle. Jake Humphrey, TV presenter and Hyundai ambassador, said: “What Hyundai has produced here for Stand Up To Cancer is quite incredible. There’s no easier way to play your part than simply tapping your card or contactless device to donate, and just like Nicola and I have done you can add your picture to the sea of faces that will soon cover the car. What’s also important is that everyone shares their pictures; each person is e-mailed a social-mediaready version of their image so the Stand Up To Cancer message can be spread far and wide. Join the rebellion against cancer with us!” The Contactless Car follows on from a successful trial carried out by Cancer Research UK as part of the 2016 Stand Up To Cancer campaign, which equipped cash bucket collectors with technology that allowed them to take contactless payments. Supporter feedback from this trial was overwhelmingly positive, with

25% of income being generated from contactless donations. Working with specialist technology and fabrication partners, the Contactless Car is custom -made using Ardunio micro-controllers and Raspberry Pi micro-computers to ensure that the car reacts instantaneously to each and every contactless donation. The contactless readers are embedded into the panels of the IONIQ vehicle and work in tandem with the bespoke LED totaliser that is built into the front and rear number plates. Hyundai UK will be encouraging employees, customers and the general public to all unite and help #DriveTheRebellion for Stand Up To Cancer by raising money for lifesaving research with this world-first fundraising project. Around 970 people are diagnosed with cancer* every day** in the UK – one every 90 seconds** – but through crucial funding, scientists can continue to make breakthroughs and today’s discoveries will be turned into tomorrow’s cancer treatments. Following its launch at King’s Cross, the Contactless Car will be driven across the UK appearing at a number of Hyundai and Stand Up To Cancer events between May and November 2017. Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai UK said: “Everyone at

Hyundai UK is so proud to be involved with this world-first contactless car project. The idea is all about unity and innovation, and those are two things that we’re very good at within Hyundai UK. I’ll be at King’s Cross today and I’m looking forward to seeing people getting on board and donating through the Contactless Car – it’s so quick and easy but a bit of fun, too. People can come along at any time up until 9pm this evening to give it a go, and they’ll be playing their part in raising vital funds that will help save lives.” Rachel Carr, head of Stand Up To Cancer, said: “Joining the rebellion against cancer and helping to save lives just got a whole lot easier with the launch of Hyundai’s Contactless Car. Cancer affects so many of us, but together we can and will make a difference. Finding easy and fun ways to bring people together and encourage them to get behind our research is really important and Hyundai, with help from Jake and Nicola, is certainly doing that today.” Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than £38 million to date, supporting over 40 clinical trials and projects.

Director, Volvo Auto India. “It’s a sign of the company’s strong commitment to India.” Volvo’s decision to start assembly in India and market its vehicles as ‘Made in India’ fits well with a similarly named initiative launched by the national

government several years ago, which seeks to highlight and promote Indian manufacturing prowess. While the Indian premium market is still relatively small, it is forecast to grow rapidly in coming years. Volvo currently has a premium segment share

of close to 5 per cent, and aims to double this by 2020. In 2016, Volvo sold more than 1,400 cars in India, an increase of 24 per cent compared with 2015. Yearon-year sales growth in the first four months of 2017 amounted to more than 35 per cent.

VOLVO CARS TO START ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS IN INDIA THIS YEAR Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, announced today that it will start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017. This positions the company for further growth in the fast-expanding premium car segment in India. The assembly operations will be located near Bangalore in southern India and focus on models based on Volvo’s SPA modular vehicle architecture. The first Volvo model to be assembled there is the XC90 premium SUV. Additional models slated for local assembly will be announced at a later stage. In establishing its assembly operations, Volvo Cars is working together with Volvo Group, the truck, bus and construction equipment

manufacturer, and will make use of Volvo Group’s existing infrastructure and production licenses near Bangalore. No further contract and financial details will be disclosed. “I am pleased that as of this year we will be able to start selling Volvos that are Made in India,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “Starting vehicle assembly in India is an important step for Volvo Cars as we aim to grow our sales in this fast-growing market and double our market share in the premium segment in coming years.” “We are delighted to announce the commencement of an assembly unit,” said Tom von Bonsdorff, Managing


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BIG CATS TO PROWL INTO BEAULIEU FOR SIMPLY JAGUAR - SUNDAY JULY 9TH

Returning for its second year, Simply Jaguar will see some of the most elegant and graceful classics

ever built purr their way into Beaulieu on Sunday July 9th. Open to all Jaguar models, regardless of

FIRST CHINA-BUILT VOLVO S90 SALOONS ARRIVE IN EUROPE VIA GROUNDBREAKING RAIL LINK

Volvo Cars has become the first car maker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new ‘One Belt, One Road’ trade initiative.

The first S90 premium saloons, built at its Daqing plant in China, will arrive at a distribution centre in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week. The cars have been transported to Belgium via the recently opened China-Europe railway link. The connection brings down the time it takes to transport vehicles to Europe by two thirds compared with the naval route, meaning customers receive their car faster after ordering. The train route ties Volvo’s global manufacturing and logistics strategy to the multibillion euro trade flows between China and Europe and the so-called One Belt, One Road initiative that seeks to resurrect the age-old Silk Road trade route for a new era

of global trade. The railway link also illustrates how China is turning into a global manufacturing and export hub for high-end consumer products. Volvo was the first Western car maker to export a premium China-made car to the US in 2015 with the S60 Inscription. In November of last year, Volvo started building highend versions of its S90 premium saloon in Daqing for global exports, and will soon be building all S90 vehicles in the factory for global export. Beyond shorter waiting times for customers, rail is also a smarter choice in terms of the environmental impact of logistics operations. Given the same distance, the

their age, the rally will celebrate these graceful ‘big cats’ of the motoring world by gathering together an impressive line-up of Jaguar sports cars and sporting saloons. No matter if you own a daily-driven XF or S-Type, an XJ-S or Mk X used for high days and holidays, or a show-winning XK150 or E-type, then you can park up your pride and joy in the stately grounds of the National Motor Museum. Then admire the other Jaguars on show, chat with like-minded owners and enthusiasts and enjoy a relaxing day out at one of the South’s leading visitor attractions. E-types are always a firm favourite with showgoers, so look out for these iconic sports cars parked up amongst other classic designs, such as the legendary XK range, the popular XJ-S and the latest F-type. You can

be sure to see a selection of Jaguar’s luxury saloons, from the modern XJ right the way back to the marque’s big executive cars of the post-war era. Throughout the day, visitors and rally participants will be able to cast their vote for their favourite Jaguar of the show in the People’s Choice Award. The owner of the most popular car will be presented with a commemorative Beaulieu trophy and a special Autoglym prize, before leading a cavalcade through the Beaulieu grounds. And if you love Jaguars… Motorsport commentary legend Murray Walker will be flagging off classic Jaguar XKs at Beaulieu on June 12th, as they roar away on the Round Britain Coastal Drive. Raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK, the 3,500-mile run will take the Jaguars around the entire coastal road network of Britain, before returning to the New Forest on June 29th. Tickets for participants at Simply Jaguar on July 9th, who will be displaying their Jaguar as part of the rally, cost £10 an adult and £5 a child and can be bought in advance online at www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or on

arrival at Beaulieu. Entry into the Beaulieu parkland is from 9.30am, when the Brabazon Restaurant will be serving hot and cold drinks and breakfast snacks. All other attraction visitors should enter through the Beaulieu Visitor Reception building, which is open from 10am. Club stand spaces are available, for Jaguar clubs whose members would all like to park together. To book your club stand at least two weeks in advance, and for all Jaguar-related trade enquiries, contact the Beaulieu Events team on 01590 614614 or events@beaulieu.co.uk. Included in the admission ticket is access to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House – which has been home to the Montagu family since 1538 – and its stunning grounds and gardens. Simply Jaguar is just one event in Beaulieu’s 2017 Simply rally line-up, which also includes Simply Japanese on July 30th and Simply Smart on November 12th.

GROWING CONSTRUCTION SECTOR NEEDS FAST ACCESS TO VEHICLES

As the UK construction sector grew by 1.8% in the first quarter*, Europcar UK, a subsidiary of Europcar Group, the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets, is highlighting the sector’s need for specialist vehicles at short notice. “The UK construction sector has seen continued growth year on year”, explained Stuart Russell, Specialist Vehicle Director at Europcar. “But keeping up demand with the right equipment – including vehicles – is a challenge. Added to which, the sector doesn’t necessarily want to make long term financial commitments. Europcar has, therefore, focused on creating

a commercial fleet that includes the specialist vehicles needed by the construction sector, from bespoke vans with special racking, tow bars and tool boxes. We have a wide selection of vehicles available across our UK network, which are ready to rent at just four hours’ notice.” Responding to the £1.2billion budget allocated by the Government for road improvements for 2017-8**, a large proportion of Europcar’s specialist fleet vehicles are Chapter 8 compliant – meeting the latest road safety standards, including high visibility markings to support operations working on public highways enabling firms to get on the road straight away.

With van and specialist vehicle hire available for as little as three days or as long as three years, businesses don’t have to worry about being locked into long-term agreements. And they can increase and decrease their fleet with no penalties, removing financial risk and helping firms respond to fluctuating demand. “Europcar UK’s investment in our specialist vehicle service over the past 12 months means we can very effectively support businesses in the construction sector,” added Stuart Russell. “We now have 14 supersites across the network, employing van specialists who are available to talk to construction firms about their needs.”


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Sarah Ali Choudhury is an accomplished celebrity chef

Sarah Ali Choudhury is an accomplished celebrity chef, she appeared on a hit Channel 4 cookery show where she prepared meals for two-time Michelin Star awarded restaurateur Michael Caines MBE and one of Britain’s most acclaimed chefs and food writer, Prue Leith CBE. At the age of 20 Sarah was recognised as the youngest Asian female to manage an Indian restaurant. Following her successful career in hospitality, Sarah’s passion for authentic food led her on a new venture and she started creating her own Asian inspired dishes. As a private chef, Sarah travels up and down the country preparing delicious dinners for high net worth individuals at events. Appearing at locations around the UK this summer, Sarah is taking the food festival scene by storm and is also preparing to launch her outdoor

catering business in a few months’ time. “I have always been in the Indian food business and am born into a family with generations of experience when it comes to food.

I’ve been inspired to create my own dishes and sharing the experience of cooking with people.” Her expertise and knowledge is highly sought after. Sarah has

her own YouTube channel and regularly appears on That’s Solent TV (Freeview Channel 7) and Channel S TV (Sky 814). She contributes to Asian World Media group, Daily Echo and Banglar Kanthar (Bangladeshi newspaper in Singapore and Malaysia) as a columnist. She twitter: @saraheasycurry has appeared in House magazine Facebook: @sarahalieasycurry and as a busy mum of four, has Instagram:  sarahalieasycurry worked with many parenting bloggers, spreading the word on YouTube:  Sarah Ali Easy Curry  how quick and easy preparing a www.sarahalieasycurry.com curry can be for your family. Sarah is an Ambassador for the UK Nepal Friendship Society, 2017, a very successful live TV Child Nepal to assist in helping show which is a media platform children to overcome the Earthquake for the catering industry to identify disaster and is a keen advocate of problems, discuss and address issues, women’s right and the empowerment formulate solutions through active of women. participation through caterers and In May, Sarah was selected to be other key stakeholders. a Judge on the panel for Channel S TV’s Catering Circle Talent Show

Sarah’s Kashmir Red Curry Cucumber, onion and fresh mint Raita Ingredients Serves 4

• 10 Kashmir Red Chillies or 2 tbsp Chilli Seeds • Half inch fresh Ginger, peeled and chopped • 2 Medium Onions, coarsely chopped • 3 Tomatoes • 2 Bay Leaves • Half tsp Cumin Seeds • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds • 1 inch Cassia Bark or Cinnamon • 1 tsp Turmeric • 8 Cloves Garlic or 2 tbsp Garlic Paste • 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil • 1kg of Chicken, cut into small curry pieces • Salt

Method: • Soak chillies in water for a few minutes then add with all other ingredients (except for chicken, oil and cinnamon and bay leaves) into a blender and blend into a paste. Put the oil in a pan, add the bay leaves and cinnamon then gently fry for a minute. Next add the paste from the blender and stir for 3-5 minutes. Add the chicken and stir for 3 minutes. Add a cup water and stir. Cover and leave to cook on a low heat until the chicken is cooked through.

Ingredients ¼ Cucumber, ¼ Spring Onion 1 cup Set Natural Yoghurt Fresh Mint, Coriander Paprika

Method:

• Finely chop cucumber, onion, mint and coriander • Place chopped onion, cucumber and mint in bowl or serving dish and mix well. • Layer with yoghurt. • Garnish with mint, coriander and paprika.


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Blackburn Rovers crumble under Venkys

with Ryan P aul

Promotion or failure for Aston Villa next season As the championship has drawn to a close, it’s been a very long and painful experience as a Villa fan it has been a woeful season full of inconsistent performances, more managerial switches and dreadful signings. Finishing 13th in the championship is unthinkable for any Villa fan and the amount we spent in the summer we should of walked the championship or at least finished in the play off places. At the start of the season I was convinced that we had all the right tools to compete for promotion back to the premier league, we had a new successful manager in Roberto Di Matteo, new signings and new owner, but the only positive out of those things has been our new owner Dr Tony Xia who has invested in the club and actually shows an interest in the side, other than the previous fraud Randy Lerner. Xia has done his bit, gave Di Matteo a very, very good budget to spend and still he managed to only win 1 game in 12. With Bruce leading us into the 2017-18 campaign he needs to be very busy in the summer and he needs to get rid of a few passengers as well as bring a few names in. A lot of fans have been very critical of Bruce since his appointment, but we need stability in our club we have not had stability since Martin O’Neill left back in 2010, besides I believe the criticism Bruce has received is extremely harsh, however, if we have anything of the same as this season then he has to go and I will judge his performance within the first 3 months of the 2017-18 season. The players did not help this season either there were a couple of star performers, but a lot more passengers. I was so excited to see how our local boys looked in the championship like Gary Gardner, Jack Grealish and Gabby Agbonlahor. But all 3 of them to a man have been shocking, Gabby still fat and although he scored the winner against blues he is still not good enough anymore, Jack Grealish needs to wake up and realise he isn’t bigger than the club and that his attitude is not good enough and the less said about Gary Gardner this season the better. For me at worst next season is a play off place for Villa, we must push on and improve drastically if we are to return to the big time or we will simply turn into Leeds and be stuck in the championship for years.

Since the Venkys purchased Rovers back in 2010, the club have been in a downward spiral. Their pathetic appointments of managers and lack of knowledge of the game have sunk a great club all the way into league 1 following their relegation from the championship on the final day of the 2016-17 season. However, since their relegation from the premier league back in 2012, Rovers are in a worrying amount of debt and currently owe over 100 million. The Venkys, run by the Rao brothers Venkatesh and Balaji have filled fans with lies since they purchased the club, promises of huge budgets for players and facilities and promised that they would thrive in the premier league, but instead have done the opposite forcing fans into huge protests.

There has been help offered to the Venkys, a company called the Seneca Partners owned by businessmen Ian Battersby and Ian Currie proposed a joint ownership of the club, which was rejected and Battersby thinks the Venkys will need a lot of help dealing with their league 1 status. He had this to say; ‘The situation is so much worse now, you’re dealing with a distressed company in terms of its finances and Blackburn have just entered a whole different phase in terms of the clubs history.’ Blackburn were crowned premier league champions back in the 1994-95 season, so league 1 is absolutely unthinkable to everyone involved with the club. Venkys must do the right thing and clear the debt they have brought upon Blackburn and then sell because leaving the

club in the state it’s in will only become more disastrous for the rovers who deserve better than this. One loyal fan spoke out about the current situation; ‘I am bitterly disappointed and hugely upset over how my team Blackbun Rovers were once the greatest premiership champions of the time, the force of 94-95 season with star players such as Sutton & Shearer led by King Kenny Dalglish are now relegated to the Third Tier. We had great hope and expectations from the owners, but they have left us in a horrible mess with false promises and lies The future is now looking very bleak for my us. Time to go! Go Venkys Go!!!.

Karthik recalled by India for Champions trophy Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has earned a recall to the Indian national side ahead of their one-day champions trophy clash. He is set to replace the injured Manish Pandey. Karthik was also introduced into the 15 man Indian squad on the 11th May after Manish was brought off due to a side strain. Karthik has plenty of experience in the Champions Trophy having won the tournament with India back in 2013 and was one of the 5 Indian players kept on standby ahead of the big ICC tournament which will commence on the 1st June in England and Wales. It has been a very good campaign for Karthik and is the second highest scorer for his team Gujarat Lions, scoring a very impressive 361 runs in total and it will be a very good opportunity for Karthik to continue his good form in the Champions Trophy and prepare him for India’s huge, upcoming fixture against Pakistan on June 4th in Edgbaston.


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Kal Yafai

successful in first title defence

Birmingham boxer Khalid ‘Kal’ Yafai successfully defended his WBA Super flyweight title in his hometown on the 13th May 2017. He came up against Japanese contender Suguru Muranaka and emerged victorious through unanimous decision. Many believed Yafai would make short work of Muranaka, however, the Japanese proved a very tough opponent who took all of Yafai’s power leaving team Yafai confused to how he was still standing. Despite falling in the first, the Japanese responded in terrific fashion

and threw all he had at Yafai, but it was not enough to match the skills set of Yafai who had his hand raised at the end of the 12th round. Yafai had this to say; ‘I am still a work in progress, I have to learn how to slow the pace down a bit. I had to box my way through and boy are my hands in a bad way.’ Promoter Eddie Hearn expects a lot from the brummie in the future as team Yafai eye up unification bouts within the super flyweight division. Hearn had this to say; ‘I believe after one

more fight Kal will be ready for these unification bouts. Tonight was a great performance.’ After impressing on home soil, Kal Yafai will be hungry to claim all the super flyweight crowns and not just show Birmingham what he’s capable of but the whole world what he’s capable of. Kal’s younger brother Gamal Yafai was also victorious on the homecoming card after he disposed of Sean Davis in style to claim the WBC International super bantamweight title.

Kell Brook defeated in front of home crowd

Kell Brook lost his IBF welterweight title on Saturday 27th May, to the unbeaten American Errol Spence Jr. In what was an enthralling encounter at Bramall Lane Sheffield, Brooks’ home fans could not spur him onto a successful title defence. He was stopped in the 11th round after he was

complaining about the vision in his left eye. Prior to this bout Brook has had surgery on his right eye socket, after it was broken by Gennady Golovkin in a middleweight clash last year. However, the damage has now been done to his left eye following a barrage from Spence midway through their title fight. Brook never recovered from receiving a swollen eye and complained about his vision before taking a knee in the 11th round. Many fans and boxing experts slewed the Sheffield boxer after he appeared to ‘quit’ in the 11th. Fellow

boxer Tony Bellew was very critical of Brook after the fight saying; ‘I am a huge fan of Brook, but you can’t do that. You can’t stop, what’s happened is he had doubts in his head from his last fight and threw the towel in.’ This criticism was also backed up by arch nemesis Amir Khan who was also ringside at Bramall Lane and despite Brook’s defeat, Khan has not ruled out a fight between the two, he had this to say; ‘I’d like to fight him at 147, obviously Kell has the loss now and I’m sure he’s going to go into another fight, but a fight between us both may happen next summer depending on Kell’s injury’s’. Kell Brook was very disappointed with the outcome of the fight and has vowed he will not retire even though he has suffered another broken eye socket. What’s next for Brook remains to be seen as this loss has had major setbacks.

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Pakistan victorious in Test series for the first time

Pakistan has beaten West Indies for the first time ever away from home by 101 runs. This match has gone down in Pakistan cricket history and will be remembered for years to come after an astonishing display form the side. Following the victory Pakistan skipper Misbah-Ul-Haq and their record runscorer Younis Khan retired from Test cricket and leaves behind a legacy in Pakistani cricket. Khan still holds the record for first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 test runs and it will be some

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time before another player reaches that record. He scored 10,000 runs in just 118 Test matches. On the other hand, Misbah played 75 Test’s, 56 of those as captain and 26 of those he lead his side to victory which is currently the record of victories as Pakistan skipper However, they can now relax and say they have finally won in the Caribbean after their seven previous attempts have resulted in a loss as Pakistan end the drought.

Over 350 kabaddi player eligible for auction

The ProKabaddi season 5 promises to be an enthralling one, with over 350 players up for auction at New Delhi. Over 300 freshers have been trained by certain programmes and this will only add to the quality of the pro kabaddi league, with the inaugural league starting in July. Many of the top sides have managed to keep hold of their elite players in the auction, except from 2014 winners Jaipur Pink Panthers who did not retain any of their elite players in the auction.

As well as the eight franchises competing in the league, a further four new teams have been entered into season 5 of the pro kabaddi league, meaning more competition and a lot more entertainment. The pro kabaddi league season 5 proves to be an exciting spectacle with the draft taking place and new teams now competing in the tournament, which will give great opportunities for local players to impress the Indian national teams coaches.


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Mayweather and McGregor edge closer to $1billion fight

with Avi!

In my previous articles I’ve spoken about making sure you get enough protein in your diet. This article will give you some more information on the importance of protein. Whether we exercise or not, everyone needs a certain amount of protein in their body. People concern themselves with cutting down on carbs and calorie counting but not many prioritise protein. High protein foods take more work to digest, metabolise and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time. The effect of all this has obvious benefits for anyone who is watching their weight. Your body uses the amino acids in protein to build lean muscle, which not only makes you stronger and more toned but also burns calories (therefore for fat) even when you’re not active. Ultimately, this keeps your metabolism running along at high speed so you can burn off the occasional cookie! If you aren’t getting enough protein than your body may start eating away at your muscle for fuel. This is what we don’t want to happen as more muscle gives you that toned look. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth. Also pairing protein with carboyhyrate rich foods slows down the absorption of sugar from your stomach in your blood stream, which may prevent you from craving sugary foods! All this doesn’t mean you eat protein in excessive amounts to lose weight. With anything its about balance ensure your diet has the right amount of protein teamed with complex carboyhydrates to help with weight loss. Here is a list of some protein rich foods: Fish (tuna, salmon, halibut) Soy beans Chicken Tofu Turkey Nuts (peanuts, almonds) Pork Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flax, hemp) Beef Cottage cheese Egg whites Soya A typical person who is trying to lose weight and put on muscle will eat the following foods in a day: Morning- 2 egg whites, 1 yolk with wholemeal toast Lunch- tuna bagel with salad Dinner- chicken breast, vegetables, sweet potato Snacks throughout the nuts, seeds, fruit. This is a very simplified version of a diet but from this you get the idea of how to team up protein rich foods with complex carbohydrates. Remember diet is key when trying to get fit! Avi Samra Check out myWebsite: www.happybehealthy.co.uk Email: info@happybehealthy.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/happybehealthyuk Instagram: @happybehealthy Twitter: @happybehealthy

Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather are very close to finalising their much talked about super fight, which has a total purse of a whopping $1billion. With the two at each other’s throats in the media, the fight has been building up to be an all out brawl. UFC president Dana White has confirmed that all is done from their side of the deal, he had this to say; ‘The McGregor side is done, I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now. I’ve got one side done so if we can come to a deal with Mayweather the fight will happen.’

With the fight taking place under boxing rules, many have tipped Mayweather as the favourite. He is a five time world champion at Super feather weight, Lightweight, Light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight, so it’s not going to be a walk in the park for McGregor who is a two division UFC world champion at featherweight and lightweight. Both tipped as the greatest in their respective sports, the pair have always been the most talked about fighters in sport today and their

personalities are in somewhat similar, both very cocky, both very rich and both share the same view that they’re the best of their generation. However, the pair have been out of action for a while, McGregor’s last fight was back in November 2016 where he claimed the lightweight crown in a record breaking night for the UFC at the Madison Square Garden. On the other hand, Mayweather’s last fight was way back in September 2015 in his 49th bout against Andre Berto before he announced his retirement still undefeated.

The Indian football league merger put on hold

The ongoing rumours concerning a merger between the ISL (Indian Super League) and

the I-League have been put on hold by the All Indian Football Federation. Despite its popularity and television ratings, the ISL is not deemed the top league in India and the stance has remained the same by the AIFF to keep the I-League as the nation’s superior tournament. However, a merger has not been ruled out completely by the AIFF after a meeting between the federation’s president Praful Patel and representatives of the most popular Indian sides; East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. In the meeting they discussed possible drafts concerning the merged league in the future, the possibilities it would have financially and the different views from the two clubs. The meeting was also attended by senior vice president of the AIFF Subrata Dutta and the I-Leagues CEO Sunanda Dhar.

After agreements were made, an AIFF functionary had this to say; ‘The meeting heard representations of the two clubs and have provisionally decided to retain the present status of the two tournaments, where the I-League will continue to be India’s top league.’ Originally, the talks of a league merger came about when disagreements were made about the way the player drafts contracts was conducted. Further disagreements mounted as I-League winners Aizawl FC demanded a boost to the top of the merged league because of their success. All the other top sides also demanded a rise into the top heap of the merger and until all disagreements can be cleared, the ISL and the I-League merger will be put on hold.


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Dirk Kuyt set for ISL?

Football legends coming to Pakistan Football stars such as former Arsenal winger Robert Pires and former world player of the year Ronaldinho are coming to Pakistan in July to compete in the Gaucho Leisure Leagues event. Pires has announced he is excited for the event and has told his fans of his arrival date in Pakistan. Pires has had an illustrious career and was voted 6th greatest player to ever play for Arsenal, he was part of the gunners’ invincible

side that went a whole season unbeaten in the 2003-04 campaign. He played alongside fellow Frenchmen Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira in the unbeaten side. On the other hand Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will be attending the event and has had an equally fantastic career. He was voted the world’s best player in 2005 and played for huge European teams such as AC Milan, Barcelona and PSG where he won 7 major

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Former Liverpool ace Dirk Kuyt has been linked with a move to the Indian Super League, following a title winning campaign with Dutch side Feynoord. The Dutch winger has over 100 caps for the Netherlands and has made over 200 appearances for English giants Liverpool, winning the league cup with the reds back in 2012. He also represented the Netherlands at the 2010 world cup and received a runners up medal. Kuyt is rumoured to have been offered USD 750,000 to play his football in the ISL, despite announcing his retirement after the 2016-17 campaign. The Dutchman could find himself among a long list of elite footballers who have played in the ISL such as; Robert Pires, David Trezeguet, Alessandro Del Piero and Nicolas Anelka. Stars like this will surely raise the profile of the ISL and helping the country continue to popularise the sport.

honours between the three clubs. Other footballers will also be competing in the event likewise; Nicolas Anelka, George Boateng and former England number 1 David James. The event is being promoted in Pakistan as ‘Ronaldinho and friends’ and is an attempt to raise the popularity of football within the nation and the communities of Pakistan.

Liverpool fans in India will be watching the Dutchman closely and will surely be monitoring his progress to see if he can reach the heights of his success in Merseyside.

India set to bid for Asian Games India is looking to bid for the privilege to host the Asian Games, after the Indian Olympic Association sent a request to the Sports Ministry. India is looking to further develop sport in their nation hence the proposed offer to host the games. However, Indonesia is hosting the 2018 Asian games, while China will host the 2022 games, Japan are among the host nations too as they are set to host the 2026 games, India are only allowed to big for the vacant 2030 Asian Games. The Indian Olympic Association president N Ramachandran met sports minister Goel to discuss the proposal sent by his association, Ramachandran had this to say; ‘We have to see how and when we can officially bid for the Asian Games, but we are confident that we can win the bid to host the Asian Beach Games.’ India last hosted the Asian Games back in 1982 and with their ambition to host the 2030 Asian Games on hold, they must keep focussed and ensure sport is moving in the right direction within their nation.


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Arsenal: Well it happened again for the Gunners, very good up until November and then the usual slip ups after

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Christmas; unfortunately for them, Arsene Wenger has signed a new 2 year contract and in my opinion Arsenal will see no signs of improvements domestically in the foreseeable future. Yes they won the FA cup but realistically they have not competed for the league title in over 10 years and that won’t change with Wenger in charge.

Bournemouth: Finishing in a respectable 9th, it’s been a season to build on for the cherries as a top ten finish is a great achievement for a club that’s come so far, now can

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News Correspondent they keep on building, they have a great manager in Eddie Howe and keeping him is a must if they are to go on to great success.

Burnley:

A horrific Away record has really held back Burnley this season, they have been exceptional at home winning 10 games out of 19 home fixtures and picking up a very good 33 points at home. Only 7 points were picked up Away from home all season, however, Sean Dyche has worked wonders but improvement s are essential in the summer for the clarets.

Chelsea:

What a season for the Blues as they claimed their fifth premier league title and broke their own record of most wins in a single season, reaching 30 wins for the whole campaign. Antonio Conte has done a magnificent job for Chelsea and has really turned things around at the bridge, tactical genius and great signings really showed Conte’s class along with consistently good performances, but now can he take the blues far in the champions league next season and retain the title.

Crystal Palace: It took Sam Allardyce to come and

save the Eagles from relegation after a horrific start to the season under Alan Pardew. However, Allardyce has left Palace and now the hunt is on to find his replacement, whoever they appoint will have a job on his hands to keep his main players such as; Wilfried Zaha and they need to sign a lot of cheques in the summer if they are to avoid relegation next season.

Everton: A season full of inconsistency for the toffees, Everton finished in 7th place but are still under achieving in terms of silverware and should be really pushing for a top 4 finish. Everton now must focus on the ins and outs within their squad and think carefully about who resigns contracts as for me Romelu Lukaku is a massive loss, where as Ross Barkley is not, overrated and hides against the big sides 20+ million for the English midfielder should be take without hesitation by Everton.

Hull City: Losing to an already relegated Sunderland ensured Hull City’s relegation, despite the best efforts from manager Marco Silva it was not enough to concrete their premier league status and because of this forced his resignation. Silva worked wonders for the tigers this season with a limited squad it was not a horrific season despite

relegation, but Hull’s owners need to invest next season if they are to bounce straight back up.

Leicester City: It’s been in somewhat a relief for the Foxes this season after they were staring relegation in the face before the bitter sacking of Claudio Ranieri. The owners seemed to forget where the Italian had took them and for me his sacking was unjust; the Leicester players were cowardly and seemed to spring back to form when Craig Shakespeare was appointed as interim manager and what a great job he has done, 17th before he took over and took them to a mediocre 12th, however it’s a season to forget for the foxes as this has gone down as one of the worst title defences in football.

Liverpool:

Having finished in the top 4, it has been a good season for the reds; I tipped them to win the league under Klopp this season; however Jurgen Klopp has a lot to think about in the summer as their defence needs a lot of work. They conceded the most goals of the teams in the top four so the evidence is there for Klopp to really consider improving, also there keeper worries continue to mount s Karius and Mignolet are not good enough. My biggest fear for the reds is if they can cope with the pressure of the Champions League as well as the


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premier league next season.

Manchester City: Don’t let 3rd place fool you it’s been another underachieving season for City this campaign and for me Pep Guardiola has one more chance to improve in England or he should be axed. His naivety has got the best of him this season and I believe he has truly underestimates the challenges of the premier league. No silverware for City this season is a failure and the same next season is just not acceptable for a club of their stature and backing, be sure they will spend huge money in the summer and under Pep next season, now he’s got a years experience in the Premier League, City are my favourites to win the league next season.

Manchester United: United’s season has helped me to realise that Jose Mourinho is not special anymore, he helped orchestrate the most pointless unbeaten run in the history of the premier league having gone 25 matches without losing and more notably without moving a single place in the league. Far too many draws at home this season has held back the Red Devils and cemented a very disappointing season that originally had a lot of promise.

Middlesbrough: A shortage of goals for Boro really did not help their season and is the main

factor of their relegation, a change in manager really unsteadied the ship and Aitor Karanka may have been arrogant but was liked by fans and had a good spell with Boro. The main priorities for Boro next season is buying a striker who knows the championship to demolish the negative comments about their ability to score goals.

Southampton: A lot of critism has come Claude Puel’s way this season for his ‘boring’ style of play. However, he has taken them to a League cup final, in which they lost 3-2 against Manchester United. Finishing 8th this season, I am unsure as to how Southampton can improve on this as Puel for me is not the man for the job and keeping hold of their main player like Redmond, Van dijk and even Gabbiadini who has just had a great season for the Saints after signing in January. The Saints need a change if they are to improve, a more ambitious leader is needed in my opinion.

Stoke City: Stoke to me seem to be the most mediocre team in the premier league, since their promotion to the premier league in 2008 they’ve never really flirted with relegation or contended for the European places there highest finish has been 9th since their arrival in the premier league and many Potters fans

want this to change and many believe Mark Hughes is not the man for the job.

Sunderland: It has been a dreadful season for the black cats and one that will leave the memories of Sunderland fans fairly quickly. It’s fair to say as a team they let their fans down this season and have been tipped by many pundits as a disgrace, a massive clear out is needed in the summer and after manager David Moyes left the club, leaves them in a lot of bother as to who can bring them back into the Premier League.

Swansea City: In what was a hopeless start to the season for the Swans under clueless American manager Bob Bradley, they looked certain for the drop but when the owners acted fast and appointed Paul Clement things started to change but it has not been easy. Many tipped Clement as a woeful appointment as he lacked the experience but he proved everyone wrong and kept them up and brought the best out of players such as Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurosson who were crucial in Swansea’s survival.

Tottenham Hotspur: Finishing above Arsenal for the first time in 21 years, finishing 2nd place behind Chelsea and very nearly clinching the title it’s been a season full of positives for Spurs and Mauricio

Pochettino. However, for me strength in depth has really held back Spurs and they need a lot of new faces in the summer if they are serious about being champions of England in the future. They have an outstand leader in Pochettino and with the right financial backing I believe Spurs will clinch the title next season.

Watford: With manager Walter Mazzarri leaving the club and Marco Silva filling in from Hull City, the Hornets are set for a tough time next season and finishing 17th in the 2016-17, main players like Deeney, Success and Capoue went missing in the later stages of the season, which resulted in the team plummeting down the table. Silva has his work cut out if they are to stay in the Premier League for a fourth consecutive year.

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West Ham: It’s been a season full of misery compared to last season for the hammers with key man Dimitri Payet forcing a move away from the club and Slaven Billic’s future looking uncertain, West Ham has played to the potential many know they possess. Payet has been irreplaceable for them and were at one stage really flirting with relegation and for me sacking Billic would be ludicrous, the owners need to give him one more season to show he can push West Ham into the top half of the table.

West Brom: A little like Arsenal, Pulis in, Pulis out has seen a huge division in the fan base at the hawthorns this season and despite finishing 10th West Brom fans still have their concerns about the style Tony Pulis plays. However, they have put in some terrific performances this season and have ground out some results many believe they couldn’t. Getting rid of Saido Berahino has relieved a lot of baggies fans and a poor start next season for them may put Pulis’ job in real jeopardy.

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John Terry

bids farewell to Chelsea

Chelsea legend John Terry has bid an emotional goodbye to the blues after nineteen years of service and having made over 400 appearances for the club. Questions remain unanswered on his next move; will he retire or play for another premier league side? He played his last game for Chelsea

in a 5-1 victory over relegated Sunderland on the 21st May, before he lifted the premier league trophy in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful. To mark the occasion he agreed with gaffer Antonio Conte to be subbed off in the 26th minute to mark his shirt number and when the 26th minute hit play was stopped and a guard of honour

India continue to boycott sports with Pakistan

With India seen as the most active sports country in Asia at the moment, many believe they’re destroying sport for their neighbours Pakistan by boycotting a number of sporting events with them. However, pressure has been put on the Senate panel to halt India and stop them from doing this so Pakistan can make improvements within sport. The Senate chairman Mushahidullah Khan had this to say on the matter; ‘India is not playing cricket with Pakistan and is also denying visas to

national players so that they cannot participate in different games being held in India.’ Furthermore, Pakistan was not making a strong enough claim in telling the international sports community that India had refused to face Pakistan in a cricket fixture. Not just Pakistan cricket teams were halted and denied visas but Pakistan boxers, wrestlers and other sports stars were also faced with a boycott from the other Indian athletes.

was offered to Terry by his fellow teammates, with over 40,000 fans standing to applaud the Chelsea skipper. However, this guard of honour was greatly criticized by pundits across the footballing world. Match Of The Day pundit and premier league record goal scorer Alan Shearer had this to say; ‘

I am not sure about the timing of the guard of honour, it was done with good intentions but I don’t think anything should be done that could undermine the integrity of the game.’ This was said after thousands won bets on the 26th minute substitution to mark Terry’s goodbye.

Terry has been a part of all Chelsea’s league winning sides and has won both the Europa League and the Champions League with the blues. His successes earned him 78 caps for England before retiring from international duties in 2012. He has also scored 41 goals for the Blues along with 6 goals for the Three Lions.

Cricket: Indian women break records The Indian womens national cricket team have been on a very impressive run, following a string of victories in the Women’s Quadrangular Series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has highly praised the team as sports women have to work that little bit harder to get the recognition in the public eye.

They have set a record of a 320 run partnership between Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut in the series which has been noticed by the whole nation as a great achievement as they are now in the highest ever stand in ODI cricket history. It’s fair to say the Indian women are giving the men a run for their money, as

they have a lot of talent at their disposal. The BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary had this to say; ‘The Indian womens side are on a record breaking spree in South Africa and I congratulate them on their all round showing in the tournament.’


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VIP guest Sangram Chougule

lights up Body Power 2017 Sangram Chougule is India’s most famous bodybuilder after winning Mr World in 2014, and he came to the UK for the Body Power Fitness Expo in Birmingham as a special VIP guest. Yet despite these milestone successes, the road to glory has not always been easy for Sangram Chougule In 2013, Sangram was struck by a leg injury where a major muscle got torn, and he was forced to take time away from bodybuilding for nearly two years. He spiralled into depression and began to believe that he would never regain his previous levels of fitness. Sangram is a world-class athlete, having won Mr India in 2010 – a title which he has now won an astonishing seven times – and winning Mr Universe in 2012. Being forced to take such an extended time away from his bodybuilding ambitions was a blow to him and the stress began to take its toll. But by 2014, after working to regain his previous levels of fitness, he won the globe’s most prestigious bodybuilding competition, Mr World.

After he appeared at the Body Power event, sports correspondent Abdul Khabir had the chance to catch up with Chougule in an exclusive interview for Asian World. So Sangram are you competing here at Body Power? ‘‘I am here to do guest posing, as a guest not as a competitor.’’ You have won Mr India since 2010 which was the first one. For 7 years you have won this competition which is unprecedented. You have won every single one…first of all Congratulations, what is the recipe of your success? ‘‘Thank you very much. Recipe is dedication and hard work because without those things you cannot to do anything. If you want to be a fitness freak and if you want to do something in fitness you need to take care of three things – your diet, your workout and your rest. If you follow this triangle and set your goal you will be successful.’’ You had an accident unfortunately

on your leg, how did that set you back as I believe at one point you were going to give it all up, what made you come back? ‘’Actually I won my first Mr Universe in December 2012 in Bangkok. I was the first Mahrastrian to win one of these titles which was great achievement for me. After that I was guest posing on stage as I was splitting my legs I tore my muscles. After that I could not do anything for 3-4 months. But fitness is my core and being a hard core bodybuilder I could not see myself doing nothing. There were some rumours on social media that Sangram is nowhere now and cannot come back. There were also people who wanted me to come back. Those were the fans that motivated me to come back because of them. If you get anything first people think it is luck when you win it again that is hard work and you won it. That was on my mind so I came back.’’ What made you get into bodybuilding in the first place; you didn’t just wake up and start lifting weights?

‘’Actually form childhood I was an athlete. In my town it is a small town and there were no other facilities we just had big grounds and the whole day we just played on the ground and built our muscles. It was not planned to be a bodybuilder. In 2001 I came to Pune for aeronautical engineering then I saw people doing bodybuilding and then I decided to develop my muscles. In 2006 I met some people who helped me and then I decided to become a bodybuilder.’’ Back home in India around you are more and more people going to this now with people looking at you thinking ‘I can do this?’ ‘’This is happening. There are many people thinking bodybuilders are doing something secretive. I am touring the world and talking to people about fitness, I gave 20 years in this field and I want to educate people to tell them that this is not something different. We just do things differently. That’s what I want to say to people – whatever you want to do in fitness you must first decide your goal whether it is body

building or athlete or modelling main thing is fitness focus on that and then change the diet. If you increase the diet you will develop muscles if you maintain the diet you can change the category.’’ Any other advice you would give to our readers? ‘’Yes I want to tell them not to go for shortcuts. Many people want their ideal body in two to three months. This is not possible as to develop your muscles the muscles are made from small tissues and they develop from what you eat. If you eat proper food like carbohydrate, protein, fat all things are really important. If you go for this thing you will develop your muscles. But if you want to get into the fitness industry you will need to look at macronutrients. Like vitamins which are very important and protein powders as you cannot fulfil your requirements with natural foods. 80% should be natural food like eggs, chicken, any sort of protein the rest from food the rest from supplements. First eat the food then go for supplements.’’


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