Thalapathy 63: Varsha Bollamma of 96 fame joins Vijay-Atlee film

first_imgRemember Parbha (Varsha Bollamma), the pretty young student of Ram (Vijay Sethupathi), from the film 96? Varsha won many hearts with her brief role in 96, and now, she has bagged a role in Vijay’s upcoming film with director Atlee.Tentatively titled Thalapathy 63, the upcoming film is a sports film with Vijay playing the role of a football coach. Varsha is set to play a football player in the film, which will also star Induja and Reba Monica as her teammates.Thalapathy 63 is being shot on a huge budget and has Nayanthara in the female lead role. Yogi Babu, Jackie Shroff and Yogi Babu are other actors, who are part of the upcoming film.Huge sets of a football stadium have been constructed in the outskirts of Chennai and Varsha has joined the crew for the shooting.It is rumoured that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is also playing a role in the film but no official statement has been made regarding the rumours.ALSO SEE: Mishap on Vijay’s Thalapathy 63 sets in Chennai leaves electrician Selvaraj seriously injuredALSO SEE: Katrina Kaif brings in Christmas cheer early with Zero co-star Anushka SharmaALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka weddinglast_img read more

Alabama Football: Here’s Video Of Nick Saban’s Daughter Dancing As The Alabama Mascot At Her Wedding

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saturday night, Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, got married at Bryant-Denny Stadium, which, of course, is the ultimate dream for any Crimson Tide fan. The wedding was complete with a rendition of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and a number of other Alabama-themed activities for guests. But one takes the cake.Kristen Saban and her new husband, Adam Setas, danced with Alabama mascot heads. Yep, Saban danced with the Big Al headpiece on at her wedding. There was more than one, too. Check it out:Weird? A little. But if you’re going to go full Alabama at your wedding, this is how to do it.last_img read more

Arkansas Drops An Awesome Hype Video For Saturday’s Mississippi State Game

first_imgArkansas player getting carried off the field after a big win.YouTube/Arkansas RazorbacksFor the second straight season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have rebounded from a shaky start to the season to go on an impressive SEC West winning streak. Starting with a four-overtime win over Auburn, the Hogs have won four straight, with three victories in division. Two weeks ago, they beat Ole Miss in overtime, and last Saturday, they blew out LSU in Baton Rouge. Underestimating Arkansas would not be wise right now. With this week’s hype video ahead of the Mississippi State game, Arkansas has a message for the opposition: “don’t mess with them bad boys in red.” last_img

Carnival Eyes Canaveral as Homeport for New Ship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line has reached an agreement in principle with the Canaveral Port Authority on a new terminal able to accommodate its new 180,000-ton ship set to debut in 2020.The terms of the agreement are expected to be included on the agenda of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ meeting on August 29, 2018.If approved, the agreement will clear the way for Carnival Cruise Line’s plans to homeport the as-yet-unnamed 5,286-lower berth ship at Port Canaveral.“We are very excited about the prospects of homeporting our largest ship at Port Canaveral, a valued business partner for more than 25 years,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.The vessel, the largest ever constructed for the line, will be the first North American-based cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), part of Carnival Corporation’s “green cruising” design platform.Construction of the 180,000-ton cruise ship is scheduled to begin in November 2018 with the official steel-cutting ceremony at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland.The line currently has three year-round ships based in Port Canaveral carrying upwards of 650,000 passengers a year. In October, Carnival Cruise Line will also reposition the newer Carnival Breeze to homeport at Port Canaveral.last_img read more

Daddy lets go to Canada The fearful Haitian march from Trump to

first_imgCORNWALL, Ont. – Their lives changed in an instant that July day when the government letter arrived telling them that her work permit was not being renewed.For five years, Sheila Francois lived, worked and paid her taxes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to help support her three teenaged children. When she and husband, Frank, read that letter — no renewal and no explanation — they knew their life in the United States was over.“If you have status and you see that immigration stops it, right away you think one thing — deportations,” says 44-year-old Frank Francois.“The minute we saw that happen and as we are watching the news, we saw Canada taking people, we said, ‘we might as well take a chance’.”The Francois family are among nearly 7,000 asylum seekers — most of them Haitian — who have flooded across the Quebec-New York state border since mid-July when the Trump administration announced it might end their “temporary protected status” which was granted following Haiti’s massive 2010 earthquake. They are among the first few hundred the government has relocated to this eastern Ontario processing centre.Few here have heard of Justin Trudeau and no one says they saw his now controversial January Twitter message welcoming immigrants facing persecution. The tweet was heavily criticized by the Conservative opposition for sparking the American exodus.But many here say they uprooted their new American lives because of something more primal: they were driven by fear of the anti-immigration politics of President Donald Trump.“I decided to come to Canada because the politics of migration in the United States changed,” says Haitian-born Justin Remy Napoleon, 39. “I was scared. I came here to continue my life.”Like Frank Francois, Napoleon says he feared deportation over Trump’s policy shift, so he left his adopted home in San Diego, flew to the eastern seaboard and boarded a bus for the northern border. It wasn’t the first time he decided to start over in another country. He left Haiti in 2006 for the Dominican Republic and then went to Brazil.Napoleon says he dreamed of coming to Canada from as far back as his time in Haiti. When he crossed the border earlier this month, “I thought I was entering a paradise.”Jean-Pierre Kidmage, 43, took a three-day bus ride from Miami to New York before taking a taxi across the border. He says he doesn’t know much about Canada but he’s heard good things. He hit the road because he was worried the Trump administration would deport him.He’s been here less than two weeks, but he wants to stay. “I sleep well here. Better here than in the U.S.”Lingering unease is palpable outside Cornwall’s Nav Centre, where they are being temporarily housed. Young men and women, some with children, pace the grounds, their eyes trained on mobile phones. More than a dozen adults politely decline interviews.Some await taxis to take them into town to shop. A few roll suitcases towards a handful of cars and minivans bearing Quebec licence plates that periodically arrive during the day. The new arrivals here are free to go once they have registered their claims and officials say most are headed to Montreal.Now, more than a month and 2,550 kilometres after leaving his most recent home, Frank Francois sits on a bench in warm sunshine. He won’t be photographed, but he’s happy to discuss what has been a life of epic migration. It has been a life of running — from his native Haiti in 1997 to the Bahamas and from America to Canada.He grew up on a farm in Port-de-Paix, the oldest of three brothers and four sisters. He yearned to become a doctor after high school, but there was no way his family could afford the $13,000 in tuition, so he got a visa to the Bahamas.Soon, he began working construction jobs, sending some of his earnings home.“Once you make money to pay your bills, you can help the people that you left behind in Haiti.”He built his own family in the Bahamas. That’s where his three teenagers were born. His family spent a decade and a half there until more bad news arrived in the mail: the government informed him of a new law that called for the immediate expulsion of anyone who’d been in the country as a visitor for more than 10 years.“Hard! Everywhere,” he laughs.His family re-established itself in Fort Lauderdale, near Miami, where Sheila had relatives. She went first with the three children, got visas, her work permit and set the kids up in school. Her husband got a visa and joined them in 2012.He stayed after it expired and periodically found under-the-table work in construction, but it wasn’t easy. “It’s hard when you don’t have a legal status, to survive and work for your families.”The children went to school, made friends and the family got on with life in a rented apartment. Now, aged 13, 14 and 15, the Francois children have become extremely aware of the changing political climate in the U.S.“Every day, they say, ‘Daddy, every time we watch the news we don’t see any policy that the president (has) that’s in our favour.’ They were afraid to face deportations.”Then, when their mother’s rejection letter came, the kids weighed in again.“My children said, ‘Daddy, we were born in the Bahamas’ — this is their words — ‘we think Canada can help us.’“They said, ‘Daddy, let’s go to Canada — find our way out’.”Now, his family’s fate rests on receiving one more piece of official government correspondence: a notice that they qualify to have their asylum claim heard. That would start a process that will allow his children to go to school and for him to get a work permit.“All I want Canadians to know about me is I am a working man,” he says.“I’m looking for work and I’m looking for better education for my children. I want my children to be educated so they can help themselves. You understand?”last_img read more

Making your own homecleaning products Some pro tips

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first_imgTo reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household cleaning products online, along with reusable glass spray bottles designed to hold them.But not all homemade cleaning products are created equal, and some simple concoctions can be downright dangerous.“To have an unlabeled cleaning product in a Mason jar with kids around can be a dangerous thing,” warns Carolyn Forte, director of the home appliances and cleaning products lab at Good Housekeeping. “And be careful never to mix bleach with anything but water. Certain combinations can be toxic.”Baking soda and vinegar also should not be combined. Mixed together they are ineffective at cleaning and, if contained in a jar, likely to explode, she warns.So when making your own cleaning mixtures at home:—Double check the safety of the combination you choose;—Keep all products out of reach of children or pets;—And list all ingredients clearly on the jar or spray bottle.Test your cleaning mixture before using it. “Making your own window cleaner may be OK, but years of chemistry and safety research have gone into products like laundry and dishwasher detergents and furniture polishes, and you don’t want to risk accidentally damaging something that’s precious to you,” Forte says.Even so, it can be useful to know what to use in a pinch when you don’t have time to rush to the store, says Stephanie Sisco, home editor at Real Simple magazine.And many homemade cleaning combinations do work, with far fewer chemicals than in many store-bought brands.To help people make gentle cleaning products at home, Mike and Martha Robinson founded Cleaning Essentials, which sells sturdy glass bottles in various colours and sizes, labeled with recipes for solutions that can be made using mostly vinegar, water and essential oils.“Sixty years ago our grandparents wouldn’t have gone to the store for cleaners. They would have used vinegar, baking soda, some elbow grease, and been healthier for it,” says Mike Robinson.Katy Kiick Condon, senior editor for home design at Better Homes & Gardens magazine, agrees: “Just steam, hot water and some elbow grease can accomplish a lot.”DO’s:Know the basics about the cleaning properties of various household products:—Baking soda is a great deodorizer and is useful as a mild abrasive;—Vinegar cuts grease, removes mineral deposits and has disinfectant qualities;—Lemon juice with some salt can remove rust stains.DON’Ts:– NEVER combine bleach with anything but water. And remember that baking soda and vinegar, while trusted standbys individually, are ineffective for cleaning if combined — and will bubble up explosively.– Don’t use lemon on wood, since it can destroy protective finishes, says Sisco.– Don’t overdo it with vinegar, which can dull surfaces, she says. There’s a reason that cleaning-product recipes call for adding water.RECIPES:With the above basics in mind, here are a few recipes recommended by the pros.Window cleaner: For clean, streak-free windows, Condon, at Better Homes & Gardens, swears by the combination of 2 cups hot water, 1 tablespoon corn starch, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol. “I tested a bunch of recipes, and this one is hands-down the best for mirrors and windows,” she says.All-purpose cleaner: Sisco, at Real Simple, recommends combining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of castille soap, such as Dr. Bonner’s. For a stronger cleaner, she recommends mixing 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup vodka, 10 to 20 drops of essential oil and 1 1/2 cups water.Carpet cleaner: Sisco recommends blotting the stain then saturating it with club soda. “The bubbles will work the stain to the surface,” she says. Then coat it with a hefty dose of table salt, which will absorb the stain, she says. “Then just vacuum it up once it’s dry, maybe 12 hours later. It’s a good overnight cleaning solution, and great for wine and other stains. The key is to blot all excess stain before starting with club soda and salt.”Katherine Roth, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Night shift can affect bladder health

first_imgWorking night shifts may deteriorate your quality of life by affecting your bladder, researchers have warned. Night shift workers reported a significantly higher rate of overactive bladder, and a poorer quality of life when compared with day shift workers, suggests the study presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Barcelona. They also need to pee more, said researchers, including Cosimo De Nunzio of Sant´Andrea Hospital, Rome. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”We know that long-term night work is stressful, and is associated with increased levels of health problems. This work shows that constant night workers may have a higher urinary frequency as well as a decline in their own quality of life,” said De Nunzio. “One of the most concerning things about this work is everyone in our sample was under 50. We normally expect bladder problems with older people, but here we have younger people expressing a deteriorating quality of life,” the author added. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFor the study, the researchers surveyed 68 men and 68 women between March and October 2018. All were workers in the Italian National Health System, with 66 of the volunteers working night shifts, on average, 11 hours per night shift. The 70 day workers worked an average of 9.1 hours per day. Using the generally accepted Overactive Bladder Questionnaire, the team found that those on night shift reported an average total score of 31, as against a score of 19 for those working day shifts. The team also found that night workers scored a significantly worse quality of life, with scores of 41 against 31 with day shift workers.last_img read more

Some people lose their sleep when India hits back at terrorists Modi

first_imgAmroha (UP): Some people lose their sleep when India hits back at terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday while launching a broadside against opposition parties who he claimed were putting the lives and future of the people in danger. Addressing a rally in this Uttar Pradesh town ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11, the prime minister said “some people” did not like the fact that terrorists were being given a reply in their own language. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “After the terrorist attack, should I have remained silent or attacked,” he asked the gathering, referring to the February 14 terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama. “Terrorists are being given a reply in their own language… this is not liked by some people who lose their sleep when India hits back,” he said. When Pakistan is exposed in front of the world, “these people” start speaking in its favour, Modi said. “Be it the Congress, the SP or the BSP, they have put your life and future in danger,” the prime minister told the crowd gathered in this Uttar Pradesh town with a sizeable Muslim population. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The governments of ‘Bua’ (Mayawati) and ‘Babua’ (Akhilesh Yadav) released terror accused and were kind to them, Modi alleged. The prime minister said he had not let the country hang its head in shame in the five years he had been in power, stressing that the country’s reputation and image was higher than it had been ever been. “I would like to thank the government of UAE and people of UAE for honouring me with the Zayed medal…this is not an award given to Modi but to the Indian people,” he said. He said on Thursday that he accepts the prestigious ‘Order of Zayed’ conferred on him by the United Arab Emirates with utmost humility.last_img read more

Moroccan Actor Jilali Bouskka refused at the Marrakech Film Festival

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco- Moroccan actor Jilali Bouskka was prevented from attending the Marrakesh Film Festival.In a video posted on YouTube, the Moroccan actor, who seemed deeply offended, told in a very touching manner his story about being denied entry to the 13th edition of International Film Festival of Marrakesh.“I have been acting since 1974, which is approximately 40 years of acting profession, and the organizers of the festival denied me entry to the festival without any excuse” Jilali said. “I am a well known cinema figure and Moroccan actor who is loved by fans all over the kingdom from Tangier to Elguira, but now, the organizers of the festival debased me” he added.The actor finds it strange that many Moroccan actors were prevented from attending a festival held in their country.“Why did they prevent Moroccan artists and actors while the Americans were allowed in?” Jilali said.Since the mid-seventies, the name Jilali Bouskka, known as Jwilili, has been associated with theater, television and film. Jilali Bouskka has participated in dozens of national and international cinematographic works in the city of Ouarzazat and  Zagora, including the film “Gharamiyat Almoukhtar Assoldi”  (Love affairs of Moukhtar Assoldi) by Mustafa Derkaoui, and the film “Al Sarab” (mirage) by Ahmed Bouaanani. He also played with Said Ennaciri in “Alaouni” and “Rbib” (the foster).Moroccan actress and film producer Mayssae El Maghribi was prevented from finishing an interview she was giving to an Arabic TV channel, for no reason but to leave the floor for the American actress, Sharon Stone, to have enough room to give interviews to the TV channels present on the red carpet.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Freshman Nichelle Prince making a quick impact for Ohio State womens soccer

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Freshman forward Nichelle Prince (7) looks for an open teammate during a match against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhen Nichelle Prince first started playing the game at age 4, she dreaded the soccer field.“I remember going to the field the first day and crying, asking my mom to take me home,” Prince said.Prince, a freshman forward for the Ohio State’s women’s soccer team, didn’t shy away from the game for long, though. As soon as practice began, she fell in love with the game.When it came time to be recruited, Prince took a nontraditional route. She did not play soccer at her high school, Pickering High School in Ajax, Ontario, for three of her four years. Instead she ran track up until her senior year, running events such as the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.Prince said her speed is one of her most valuable qualities on the pitch, and she attributes it to her track coach and father Fabian Prince.“I am grateful to have him as a coach,” Prince said. “He’s always pushing me and making sure I’m fit.”Freshman forward and Prince’s roommate, Lindsay Agnew, said she admires Prince’s “explosive” speed.“Sometimes, I’ll see the ball go in front of her and it looks like she puts a motor on her as she gets in front of everybody,” Agnew said laughing.Coach Lori Walker is also fond of Prince’s quick pace and persistence.“She works her tail off on both sides of the ball,” Walker said in an email. “She will track defensively with the same intensity that is seen in her attack mode.”While she didn’t always play for her high school, Prince played club soccer her entire career.She didn’t play with her own age group, though, instead taking on the challenges of playing with older athletes.“At first, coaches said I was too young and that I need to go down to my age group,” Prince said.When her first club team broke up, she joined the top club team in the province, but struggled to make a name for herself there.“I never started, I was kind of an underdog,” Prince said. “I stuck with that team for five years and worked my way up.”After working her way up, Prince broke into the national scene, and has since played for the U-17 and U-20 Canadian national team. Prince joined the national team at the age of 16 and said she appreciated every moment.“It was a great opportunity,” Prince said. “I went to the World Cup in Azerbaijan, somewhere I would never have been.”Prince has started seven of eight games this season. With her national team experience, she said she doesn’t feel pressure starting as a freshman.“At first it’s nerve-wracking and you want to make sure you are doing what you have to for the team,” Prince said. “I’m fine now. I know my goal and I can’t be nervous. I just have to go out there and do what I have to do.”Prince also receives support from a familiar face, 2012 second team All-American forward and 2012 graduate Tiffany Cameron. Cameron, who now plays for the Canadian women’s national soccer team, contacted Prince with some helpful tips.“She’s been great,” Prince said. “Contacting me, making sure I do what I (have) to do.”Prince said she respects the things Cameron did during her tenure at OSU, but she does not feel much pressure filling in the offensive gap Cameron left behind.“She was amazing, scoring 21 goals last year,” Prince said. “I definitely want to do that, so I’m going to push hard.”Prince is starting to step up into the offensive spotlight, tallying four assists and five goals so far this season. She leads OSU in goals and is tied for fifth in the Big Ten.Walker said Prince has a bright future in Columbus.“I am confident that over time (she) will be among the best goal scorers we have had at Ohio State,” Walker said.With her hat trick and assist against Northeastern, Prince was named Big Ten Freshmen of the Week Sept. 9th.With a 6-1-1 record, Prince and the Buckeyes begin Big Ten play against Illinois, Friday at 5 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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