Kidswear market to touch Rs 58K cr by 2014

first_imgKids wear is not a small business anymore. Driven by huge demand from brand conscious children, the Indian kidswear retail market is expected to touch Rs 58,000 crore by 2014, according to retail consultancy firm Technopak Advisors.At present, the size of kidswear market in India is estimated at about Rs 38,000 crore – accounting for 25 per cent of the total Indian apparel category.”This segment, which is split into kidswear and school uniforms, is expected to reach Rs 58,000 crore by 2014,” Technopak’s recent report ‘Trends in India’s Domestic Fashion Market’ says.Growing at the rate of 17 per cent, this is one of the most attractive categories, according to the report. The report tracks children in the age group of three to 13 years.Technopak highlights increased media exposure, double-income parents and peer pressure as the reasons for children becoming more fashion and brand conscious.Kids are aware of branded goods and have started asking for exclusive products, the report says.Brands are also realising the potential of this market and are increasing their presence in this segment, it adds.In April 2009, the Mahindra Group launched Mom & Me stores to tap into this segment. Exclusive children’s brands, such as Gini & Jony, Lilliput and Catmoss, have also expanded their presence exponentially in the last two to three years.These brands are developing categories such as infant wear, kids’ formal wear, kids’ ethnic wear, swim wear and casual wear, along with a wide range of other merchandise for children.Even a brand like Reebok, which focused on adults till now, launched the ‘Reebok Juniors’ concept store last year to tap into this segment. It has started offering apparel, footwear, accessories and sports equipment for children in the age group of four to 14 years.Gini & Jony started their Freedom Fashions stores, which offer licensed products from brands like Reebok and Levi’s, along with their own products.Even premium brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Allen Solly and Puma, are not far behind and are now including more kids’ product and accessories.Childrens’ fashion shows, organised by these brands, is not a new concept. Lilliput started this trend and Catmoss roped in Darsheel Safary, of Taare Zameen Par-fame, to walk the ramp for its collection.Courtesy: Mail Today advertisementlast_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Krishna Poonia crosses the 63m barrier

first_imgIndia’s top discus thrower Krishna Poonia gave herself something to cheer about ahead of the Olympics as she crossed the 63 metres mark in the Woodford Green Open Graded Meeting organised by the Woodford Green and Essex Ladies Athletics Club at Ashton Playing Field ground here.Krishna, who had won the Commonwealth Games gold, registered 63.16 metres during the event here Tuesday. Krishna hoped she could cross the 65m barrier during the Games.Her husband and coach Virender was also happy with the result.”Today’s throws show we are on track to deliver peak results during the Olympic Games. Hitting big distance in the opening rounds is essential to remain in contention and that’s what Krishna achieved today with 63m opener,” said Virender.But Poonia still has a long way to go as her fellow competitors have gone well above the 65 metres mark.Germany’s Nadine Muller, favourite to win the gold in London and a silver medallist at last year’s World Championships, best this season is 68.89 metres. Besides Nadine, Cuba’s Yarelys Barrios (68.03 metres) has the second best distance while China’s Yanfeng Li (65.85 metres) and Jian Tan (64.90 metres) have also produced better marks than Poonia.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma praises Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar after India’s thrilling win in Kanpur

first_imgRohit Sharma, who smashed a brilliant century to help India clinch the final One-Day International (ODI) of three-match series against New Zealand, credited the win to the team’s bowling unit for pulling back the match from New Zealand.Sharma, who smashed 147 off 138 balls as he scored his 15th ODI hundred, showered praises on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed three wickets and affected a crucial run out of Tom Latham.WATCH FULL VIDEO”It was not easy for the fast bowlers today due to the wet field. The Kiwis needed just 35 runs in four overs which was an easy task for them but just because of these two (Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar) we were able to pull back the match,” he said.The 30-year-old, while praising the bowling unit of the team, said, “Our bowlers did exceptionally well to comeback every now and then. This is what we expect from our bowling unit. Whenever they are put under pressure they know how to come back and this has not happened just once.”Great team work, amazing win! ?????Celebrations.. Jatt ji style! ??? Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 29, 2017Further, Sharma called the dismissals of England’s Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Latham and Henry the turning point of the game.It is not how good you are, it is how good you want to be! #IndvsNZ @msdhoni @ajinkyarahane88 ???????? Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 29, 2017In the third final ODI against New Zealand, the brilliant centuries from opener Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli helped India set a huge target of 338 for the Black Caps and clinched the series with a thrilling six-run win.advertisementIn a pretty close match, the Kiwis, who required 35 runs from the last 24 balls, ended at 331-7 despite Latham’s 65 of 52 balls.Meanwhile, Kohli became the fastest to reach 9000 ODI runs, taking just 194 innings to achieve the feat. He achieved the feat even as he scored his 32nd century here.And that’s a wrap from Kanpur. #TeamIndia seal the 3-match ODI series 2-1 #INDvNZ BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2017last_img read more

Ashes 2017: Joe Root reacts to Ricky Ponting calling him ‘little boy’

first_imgJoe Root hit back at former Australian captain Ricky Ponting for calling him a “little boy” after England succumbed to a humiliating Ashes defeat against Australia after the first three Tests of the series.England were no match to Australia and failed to put up any substantial fight as Australia trounced by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test in Perth to claim back the urn.England will now be playing for pride as Australia look to inflict further pain upon their rivals in the form of a series whitewash when they take on each other in the fourth Test in Melbourne , starting December 26.”He’s entitled to his opinion, but he doesn’t spend any time in our dressing room or around the squad,” Root was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.”I’m obviously going to disagree with that — I’m sure if you asked any of the guys in the camp, the coaches or support staff or players, they would back me up on that,” Root added.Ricky Ponting called Root “soft and a “little boy” after England’s loss in the Perth Test.”The way he answered a lot of the questions after the game last week seemed almost like a little boy,” said Ponting.”You need to be more than that as a leader, especially when things aren’t going well. It just looks like it has been a little bit soft.”The right-handed batsman, who has scored 5,499 runs for England in Test cricket at an average of 52.37, also said the “little boy” tag does not go with him and he knows what he can do on the field.advertisement”I don’t think I go about things as a ‘little boy’, for sure,” he added. “I have my own way of doing things — I think it’s important you don’t try to be something you’re not,” the top-order batsman said.”I know there are occasions where you might have to be quite strong in front of the group. I may not appear to do that out on the field but there are certainly times when I know that I can do that, and I have done that,” Root added.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea manager Sarri: Italy must do more to eradicate racism

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Sarri: Italy must do more to eradicate racismby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has called on Italy to fix their racism problem following the alleged racist abuse of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly at the San Siro.Koulibaly alleged received the abuse during Wednesday’s loss to Inter Milan, before being sent off after two quick yellow cards.Sarri sympathises with his former player and wants his homeland to do more to fix the problem.”You know in Italy there are some problems in football, especially for Naples,” Sarri said.”When I was there we stopped two matches; one against Lazio in Rome, one against Sampdoria in Genoa.”I’m really very sorry for Kalidou because he is a wonderful man. I’m sorry for him, but I think in Italy we can do something more for this problem.” last_img read more

Canadian Saddle Lake dancer lands prestigious role in one of worlds largest

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook A teenager from Saddle Lake First Nation has been chosen as one of the lead dancers for an event considered to be one of the world’s biggest powwows.When she takes the spotlight, 17-year-old Tia Wood will be dancing in front of thousands of people at the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico.With the title “head young lady dancer,” she’ll have the honour of leading the grand entry of all dancers into the arena on both days of the event later this month. “I’ve only dreamt of that kind of position,” said Wood. “They choose only one young lady and one young man throughout all of Canada and the U.S.”Organizers expect tens of thousands of people to attend the event, which is a celebration of culture and traditions through Indigenous dance, music, arts and crafts. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

Australia Moroccan Boy Gets a New Face

Rabat – Four-year old Moroccan Yahya El Jabali, born with no eyes and a hole where his nose should be, has unveiled his new face after undergoing a groundbreaking surgery in Melbourne, Australia.The child was born in a small village near Casablanca with a deformed face because of complications in the womb, which stopped the bones of his face from fusing together.Yahya’s father, Mustapha Zohra, was desperate to find a solution for his son. He consulted several surgeons who refused to perform the operation. Fortunately for him, Yahya’s story spread on social networks and attracted the attention of Fatima Baraka, a Moroccan citizen living in Australia, whotook him to Melbourne for a surgery.Now, after undergoing an 18-hour reconstructive surgery to remodel his face, Yahya El Jabali received a new chance to live a normal life.Yahya before (left) and after (right) the 18-hour reconstructive surgeryProfessor Tony Holmes, who led the surgeons during the operation, said  that the surgery on Yahya was as challenging as it gets. He explained that there was a chance that the boy might survive if the doctors did not operate on him, but there wasalso a chance that he might die if they did.“It’s quite remarkable to witness this team of surgeons, they basically reconstructed his face, they broke every bone they could and put it back together in the right spot, ” Tony Holmes added.The successful surgery blewYahya’s father away. Yahya’s father, Mostafa, told Channel Seven’s SundayNight: “It’s a huge joy, a huge happiness to see my son in such a situation.”Fatima Baraka broke into tears upon seeing Yahya’s new face.“I just can’t believe what he’s been through and how he just comes out and gets better and better every time,” Baraka said.Baraka went on to add that she believes Yahya is a smart child, and he deserves to have a bright and healthy future. read more

The Latest Trump looking for land mines in border deal

WASHINGTON — The Latest on congressional border security negotiations and President Donald Trump (all times local):1:05 p.m.President Donald Trump says he and his aides will be “looking for land mines” when they review the final text of a border security agreement. The deal would keep the government open, but provide just a fraction of the money Trump has been demanding for his border wall.Asked by reporters whether he planned to back the deal, Trump said Wednesday he would be taking “a very serious look,” but declined to tip his hand.He says, “we’re going to look at the legislation when it comes and I’ll make a determination.”Still, Trump reiterated his desire to avoid another government shutdown, following the 35-day partial closure that left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks, saying another closure “would be a terrible thing.”Trump is also insisting that, no matter what, “We’re going to have a great wall.”___12:10 a.m.President Donald Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a southern border wall.Trump says he isn’t happy with the compromise and has yet to say he will sign the tentative deal if it passes Congress as expected. A budget bill must be signed into law by midnight Friday to avoid a second shutdown this year.Lawmakers from both parties have reached a deal that would provide nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers. That’s about one-fourth of the money Trump demanded for a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico.Trump says he’s looking to supplement border wall funding with money from other parts of the government.The Associated Press read more

Caledon kayaking deaths

Updated:Kaya Firth, a English student, died and her boyfriend, Zach Sutherland, a commerce major, is missing according to a statement from the University of Guelph.The discovery was made in Caledon near the Terra Cotta area, just north of Halton Hills and Georgetown and a little west of Brampton.Police closed off an area of King Street between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Heritage Road as they continue their search.The call came in just before 3pm Sunday afternoon, shortly after emergency crews recovered the body of a woman. The search for a male kayaker is still ongoing.OPP helicopters, K-9 and patrol officers were seen searching the area Sunday and police say more resources will be deployed Monday including an underwater search and recovery team.

Italy quake 66magnitude tremor felt near Norcia

A damaged building is seen during the initial quake on Thursday in the town of Visso, Italy. Photo: AP Photo: APA damaged building is seen during the initial quake, Thursday, in the town of Visso, Italy.Another powerful earthquake has rocked central and southern Italy, near Norcia, crumbling already damaged buildings.Early reports say the ancient city of Norcia is one of the hardest-hit regions with the 14th century St. Benedict cathedral crumbling, leaving just the facade standing.This earthquake comes after a major quake – measuring 6.1 – killed close to 300 people and destroyed many towns in the same area.There are no reports of any deaths or anyone suffering from injuries as a result of the quake that rocked the region, early Sunday.Preliminary reports say the quake measured a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale.Residents who were already rattled by a week of tremors could be seen rushing into the streets and piazzas after being woken up by the quake. read more

NBA Draft Anthony Bennett Surprise No1 Pick To Cavs

Anthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish. In between, Nerlen Noel and a number of others experienced wild rides to start their careers in an unsettled first round of the 2013 NBA draft.Bennett became the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick, and Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade.The draft was as unpredictable as expected, capped by Hakeem Olajuwon coming on stage at the end of the first round to greet Stern. Olajuwon was dressed in the same tuxedo style he wore when Stern called his name to start the soon-to-be retired commissioner’s first draft in 1984.One of the favorites to be taken first Thursday night, Noel fell to No. 6, where the New Orleans Pelicans took him and then dealt his rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for a package headlined by All-Star guard Jrue Holiday, league sources told Cleveland Cavaliers started things by passing on centers Noel and Alex Len, who went to Phoenix at No. 5, in favor of Bennett, the UNLV freshman forward who starred for Canada’s junior national teams and was the Mountain West Conference freshman of the year. Bennett led a record 12 international players who were taken in the first round.“I’m just as surprised as anyone else,” Bennett said.There was suspense right until the end, either because the Cavs were unsure who they wanted or were trying to trade the pick. Most predictions had them taking one of the big men, with Noel largely considered the favorite for the No. 1 choice even after a torn ACL that ended his lone season at Kentucky in February.“I thought everything was in the air, so I wasn’t thinking I was the No. 1 pick,” Noel said.Stern, booed heavily in his final draft, added to the surprise of the moment by pausing slightly before announcing the Cavs’ pick, their first at No. 1 since taking All-Star Kyrie Irving in 2011.Orlando passed on both of the big men, too, going with Indiana swingman Victor Oladipo with the No. 2 pick. Washington took Otto Porter Jr. with the third pick, keeping the Georgetown star in town.Ten years after the Cavaliers selected LeBron James to start a draft that included future NBA championship teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the top five, this one lacked star power and perhaps even the promise of stardom.Bennett, Noel and Len are all coming off injuries and couldn’t even work out for teams, but the Cavs decided Bennett’s shoulder surgery wasn’t enough cause for concern.Len walked up to meet Stern and collect his orange Suns hat, then sat down near the stage to put on the walking boot he needs for the stress fracture of his left ankle that was discovered after Maryland’s season.Noel finally went to New Orleans with the next pick. He didn’t seem upset at his fall down the draft board, hugging his mother and shaking hands with Kentucky coach John Calipari.It was a good start to the night for the Hoosiers, with Cody Zeller going to the Charlotte Bobcats two places after Oladipo.Kansas guard Ben McLemore, another player who was considered a potential top-three pick, also dropped, going seventh to Sacramento.Headed by a lackluster class, the draft promised confusion and second-guessing, with no consensus No. 1 pick and little agreement among the order of the top five.The guys coming into the league were glad for the attention they did finally get once their names were called.“It’s like a weight vest you took off after running five miles,” Oladipo said. “It’s relaxing, man. But at the same time, you know it’s just getting started.”National player of the year Trey Burke of Michigan also was traded, the Minnesota Timberwolves sending his rights to Utah for the rights to Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng, the Nos. 14 and 21 picks.Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum rounded out the top 10 by going to Portland.Stern, retiring in February, seemed to play up the boos, which turned to cheers after every pick, fans perhaps as puzzled as some of the players at the names they were hearing.“I was just kidding my agent because he didn’t bail me out,” Zeller said. “He didn’t tell me. I didn’t know until David Stern announced it. It’s a crazy process not knowing, but I’m definitely excited that I ended up with the Bobcats.”Other players couldn’t get too excited about their new addresses, because they changed quickly.Stern was announcing deals by the middle of the first round and they promised to keep coming after he called it a night and turned things over to deputy commissioner Adam Silver for the final 30 picks.The flurry of trades wasn’t surprising with so much uncertainty surrounding this class and so much hope in other areas. Teams such as Houston, Dallas and Atlanta already have an eye on Dwight Howard’s future, needing to have necessary salary-cap space to offer a maximum contract that could lure him away from Los Angeles. read more

Harry Kane hails cancer patient 5 as inspiration and vows to beat Sweden

Hi Ben, I’ve seen your video and you are an inspiration. Carry on fighting and we’ll do everything we can on Saturday to keep a smile on your face! #BensWorldCup— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 6, 2018 England captain Harry Kane has vowed to do “everything” to keep a young cancer patient smiling by beating Sweden in the World Cup.The Tottenham Hotspur star replied to a tweet by paediatric radiographer Liam Herbert, who shared a video of Ben Williams receiving a replica World Cup trophy.The five-year-old could not walk or talk before his treatment, but he asked for the World Cup as his speech returned while he was going through a course of radiotherapy for a brain tumour.Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham then threw him a celebration to mark the end of his treatment in which he was presented with a certificate and the replica.Mr Herbert tweeted the video to Kane, urging him to also deliver the World Cup. To his surprise, the Three Lions star replied a day later, calling Ben an “inspiration”. In the video, the youngster, wearing an England shirt, unwrapped the trophy and held it close to him as a nurse helped him hold the “really heavy” replica.Ben’s father Sam Williams told The Independent: “Six weeks ago, Ben couldn’t talk or walk but we’ve essentially seen our little boy come back to us in the last few weeks. “They had already been absolutely wonderful, but what the staff in the radiology department did for him on his last day of treatment was just so special.”He really liked football before he got ill and has suddenly gone England crazy in the last couple of weeks, so much so that ‘England’ and ‘Harry Kane’ are some of the first words he learned to say again as his speech came back.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. England play Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final in Samara at 3pm UK time on Saturday. read more

Column Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world

first_imgTODAY THERE ARE more than 25 million women in the world who are needlessly blind, 90 per cent of whom live in developing countries. This situation is largely driven by the fact that women in the developing world tend to be either excluded from, or are last in line for, medical care.Cultural, social and economic factors often act as a barrier for women when accessing medication, surgery, eye tests and glasses, leaving women more exposed to blindness. This is turn impacts on the education not only of women but young girls, who drop out of school so as to become care givers and ‘substitute’ mothers to their families where their own mothers have become blind.Two of the main causes of avoidable blindness amongst women are cataract and trachoma. Surveys from African and Asian countries, where cataract is the biggest cause of blindness, reveal that women account for almost 75 per cent of cataract cases simply because they do not receive surgery at the same rate as men.Poverty exacerbates povertyCataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens – the part of the eye responsible for focusing light. The symptoms tend to be a gradual blurring of vision, which if left untreated can result in a total loss of sight. Removing a cataract is a relatively straightforward operation and can be conducted for as little as €32.Trachoma is a bacterial eye infection. When left untreated, it causes immense pain as the eyelids turn inwards, making the eyelashes scratch the eyeball. The statistics for trachoma, a disease that as well as being caused by poverty exacerbates poverty, are similar to cataract with women accounting for 85 per cent of the advanced and blinding cases in the developing world.As women tend to spend more time caring for children and are therefore more exposed to poor hygiene and sanitation risks, the propensity of them developing trachoma is much higher than for men. Trachoma can prevent women from completing simple household tasks which has a huge impact on families. Yet a trachoma operation costing as a little as €9 can and does ultimately restore sight.Medical care and education are inextricably linkedForty-year-old Lasoi from Kenya repeatedly suffered from trachoma and it eventually led to complete blindness. Lasoi was finding it a challenge to care for her seven children, so they had to drop out of school to help her. She was also struggling to do her beadwork, an essential income since her family lost their cattle due to drought. It wasn’t until Lasoi was screened by a Sightsavers-supported team visiting her village that she learned her sight could be restored by a 20-minute operation, positively changing her future and that of her family.Lasoi’s story is unfortunately a sad reality for many families in the developing world who are forced to take children out of school to care for their blind relatives. The issue of access to medical care and education are inextricably linked.Women are often exposed to a double disenfranchisement: last in line to receive medical attention and first to drop out of education. This has the trickle-down effect of limiting human and social development and so the cycle of poverty is perpetuated.Girls are last in line for even basic careIt’s unimaginable to many in the developed world that a person could be last in line for medical care and education simply because of gender but for many in the developing world this is the stark reality.There are currently 75 million children excluded from primary education in the developing world and girls are far more likely to miss out than boys. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, there are currently 18 million girls out of school primarily because families are more likely to take their daughters out of school than their sons to help with sick or frail relatives who may have become blind from diseases such as river blindness.In response to such a dramatic gender imbalance, Sightsavers works in over 30 developing countries to prevent, treat and cure avoidable blindness and is supporting its partners in the development of programmes that work with local cultures to ensure that access to medical attention and education for all remain paramount.There is no quick-fix solution for breaking the cycle of poverty in developing countries. But by ensuring that women receive equal access to medical treatment, particularly for treatable eye conditions such as cataract and trachoma, the invisible chain that operates to discriminate against women when it comes to medical treatment and education can once and for all be broken.Michael Marren is CEO of Sightsavers Ireland. Sightsavers works in over 30 developing countries worldwide to eliminate avoidable blindness and to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities. If you would like to support the work that Sightsavers does to combat avoidable blindness, please text EYES to 50300 to donate €4 or donate online at’re interested in your ideas and opinions – do you have a story you would like to see featured in Opinion & Insight? Email opinions@thejournal.ieColumn: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my lifeRead: Ireland 9th in the EU for gender equality at work, but only 19th for powerRead: Gender pay gap in Ireland still ‘unacceptably’ widelast_img read more

Winter Olympics gold medallist dismisses sexual harassment allegations as gossip

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, 12:15 PM Winter Olympics gold medallist dismisses sexual harassment allegations as ‘gossip’ Snowboarder Shaun White reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement last year with Lena Zawaideh. By AFP USA’s Shaun White with his gold medal after victory in the Men’s Halfpipe. Short URL 23,558 Views Share1 Tweet Email center_img USA’s Shaun White with his gold medal after victory in the Men’s Halfpipe. Image: Mike Egerton Image: Mike Egerton AMERICAN SNOWBOARDER SHAUN White dismissed sexual harassment allegations as “gossip” in an awkward press conference on Wednesday, hours after he won his third Winter Olympic gold medal.White, who reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement last year with Lena Zawaideh, former drummer in his band Bad Things, was asked whether the claims had tarnished his legacy.“Honestly, I’m here to talk about the Olympics, not gossip. But I don’t think so,” he said, speaking at the Pyeongchang Games.“I am who I am and I’m proud of who I am and my friends love me and vouch for me. I think that stands on its own.”When pressed to address the subject further, as the moderator tried to move the discussion to other topics, White said: “I feel like I addressed it.”According to reports in the United States, Zawaideh filed a lawsuit against White in August 2016 alleging repeated sexual harassment and an “authoritarian” management style.The issue resurfaced as White celebrated winning Olympic gold in South Korea after a brilliant final run which included his first-ever back-to-back frontside double cork 1440 and cab (backwards) double cork 1440.However, his joy was also punctured when anger erupted online after he dragged the American flag in the snow and got it tangled in his boots.“I definitely didn’t mean any disrespect and the flag that’s flying on my house right now is way up there,” he said.“So sorry for that but I’m definitely very proud to be part of Team USA and be an American and to be representing everyone back home.”- © AFP, 2018The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: 21 Comments Exciting match-up for SBG’s Artem Lobov added to UFC 223>The intense turn that created a scary luge crash has become the most feared section of the Olympics> Feb 14th 2018, 12:15 PM last_img read more

Shes back Katie Taylors professional career gets off to the perfect start

first_img – Ciarán Gallagher reports from Wembley Arena, LondonKATIE TAYLOR LEFT Polish journeywoman Karina Kopinska Thunderstruck as the former Olympic champion marked her move into the professional ranks with a vicious third-round finish at London’s Wembley Arena.The Bray woman entered the ring to the sounds of AC/DC’s famous tune and the thunder of Taylor’s guns certainly tore Kopinska apart as referee Robert Williams correctly stepped in 58secs into the third round to stop the bout with the Pole trapped on the ropes and receiving a pummelling.Trainer Ross Enamait had the Bray woman working three and four-punch combinations in her  dressing-room to warm up before the 30-year-old took to the ring wearing black shorts with gold trim, appropriately enough for her decorated amateur history.Taylor entered the bout as a 1/100 favourite and the London 2012 champion started with intent, throwing heavy right hooks to Kopinska’s head as well as working the Pole’s body with left hooks.The durable Kopinska was game and shook off a thudding Taylor left hook early on in the second before the five-time amateur world champion began to tee off.From the moment the bell rang to signal the third round, Taylor resumed pummelling her opponent, forcing her to the ropes and rapidly switching between a variety of shots to the head and body.With Kopinska trapped in her own corner and under an unrelenting attack from Taylor, referee Robert Williams correctly stepped in to signal a halt to the contest at 58secs into the third, which took place at 132lbs – just below the pro lightweight (135lbs) limit but roughly equal to Taylor’s old amateur weight class of 60kg.Around 3,000-4,000 were expected to be present and while arena staff estimated that such an attendance were in situ, the crowd appeared to possibly be slightly smaller in number but not far off.Among those at ringside was Taylor’s London 2012 opponent Natasha Jonas – the pair having produced one of the best fights of the Games four years ago.Also present was Matchroom Sports founder Barry Hearn, father of Taylor’s promoter Eddie, in what was an indication of how highly the company rates their new signing as the elder Hearn only tends to be present at Matchroom’s most noteworthy fight nights.Tri-colours were dotted around the venue and carried by fans mingling around the concessions outside of the main fight hall.Manager Brian Peters admitted that Taylor’s debut was slightly rushed in an attempt to build her profile in the UK and outside of Ireland as quickly as possible, with Saturdaynight’s debut scheduled in order to maximise interest in the Bray woman before her appearance on the undercard of world heavyweight title holder Antony Joshua’s headline against Eric Molina in two weeks’ time on December 10.On the selection of journeywoman Kopinska as an opponent, the Meath man said: “Don’t forget it’s six rounds [Taylor fought four rounds as an amateur] and I suppose the whole situation came about a bit quick. But you’ve got to take these opportunities when they come along,” continued Peters. “Originally we were scheduled to have the first fight on the 10th [December] and then the 10th is a pretty cramped show, there’s a lot going on, Katie might have got lost a bit on a big card.“But [Kopinska is] a tough opponent tonight, very durable, only stopped once [before],” added Peters.There was early Irish success on the card as Mullingar’s JJ McDonagh recorded a sensational first-round knockout over Surrey native Jake Ball to claim the vacant WBA International light heavyweight title. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 10:05 PM By Ciarán Gallagher Share2290 Tweet Email1 Follow us: Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO 87 Comments McDonagh had taken the bout at short notice but delivered in style in what was only his second bout in 20 months, blitzing his opponent.Taylor told Sky Sports after the bout: “It’s an absolute privilege to be here, this is obviously a huge night for women’s boxing. This is my pro debut, I don’t want to get too carried away.“This is only the start and I hope to be a multi-weight champion.”– An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to Taylor as the 1/100 underdog; she was 1/100 favourite.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!center_img Nov 26th 2016, 10:05 PM She’s back! Katie Taylor’s professional career gets off to the perfect start in London Taylor easily accounted for Karina Kopinska on her pro debut at Wembley Arena. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Short URL Lewis Hamilton shades Rosberg for title-deciding pole in Abu Dhabi‘There’s huge pressure on Katie because you only get a few cracks at the non-believers’ 66,505 Views last_img read more

Meet the man behind some of Dublins trendiest restaurants who doesnt want

first_img Share Tweet Email6 Mar 11th 2017, 6:31 PM Saturday 11 Mar 2017, 6:31 PM 11 Comments Image: John Farrell Take me to Fora Meet the man behind some of Dublin’s trendiest restaurants who doesn’t want a Michelin star Dillinger’s owner John Farrell plans to open two new restaurants before the year is out. By Fora Staff Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Get the top business news from Fora delivered to your inbox: WHEN JOHN FARRELL started out in the restaurant game he was taking a big step up during a recession that was swallowing restaurants whole. However, the downturn played into his hands.It was a combination of the recession and the chance to sell his stake in the Dublin restaurant Il Primo that helped him gather the funds to snap up a location for Dillinger’s, his first diner, in Ranelagh from a liquidator for a dime.However, he had some big boots to fill. The previous tenants of the lot was Dylan McGrath’s Michelin star restaurant Mint, but Farrell had no passion to try and imitate its style.“Everything was there, the kitchen and the layout, so I could have tried to keep it the same, but I didn’t. I saw people were moving to different types of dining – casual dining,” he told Fora.“I think with Dillinger’s, it was moving into where Mint was, which was a Michelin star restaurant, and there was a lot of interest in what was going to go there.“It got a lot of free press because it was a casual, cafe-vibe diner that opened in the space of a Michelin star restaurant.”Going for the ‘casual dining’ vibe wasn’t just a once-off approach.Farrell has gone for the same idea with a number of follow-up restaurants such as steakhouse The Butcher’s Grill, Mexican restaurant 777 and the Italian-themed Super Miss Sue.Despite his premises being closely associated with Michelin star dining, Farrell doesn’t plan on rolling out the red carpet in an effort to try and earn one himself any time soon.“I’ve never gotten one. I just want to open up good restaurants. Honestly, I wouldn’t like to have a star and then be worried about the thing the whole time,” he said. John Farrell Source: John FarrellHe says the most recent restaurant he opened, Luna, does lean towards more of a fine-dining style, but he still wouldn’t want a Michelin Star for it either.“In other countries it seems different. You could be sitting in a Michelin star restaurant that has a casual vibe to it and in Ireland it seems to be the opposite. It has to be a fine-dining establishment with linen and the likes.“Michelin star restaurants in Ireland seem to be all at the same level, but in New York there are a few places that have Michelin stars that are casual gastro pubs.”New restaurantsIt’s now nearly three years since Farrell opened his last restaurant, Luna. But he has been doing a bit of consultancy on the side and helped set up Chinese restaurant Hang Dai on Camden Street recently.However, once a restaurant has thrown open its doors and it’s business as usual, Farrell says he gets bored of the day-to-day operating of the business.“The restaurants run themselves because there are managers,” says Farrell. ”So it’s gets a bit boring after a while if I’m not doing anything. I need to keep myself out of trouble.”So, it’s no surprise that he has two new restaurant set to open this year and a third is in the pipeline for 2018.He says he has the sites and the concepts for the two restaurants this year, all he’s missing are the names.The first of the new trio will open in Stoneybatter near the L.Mulligan Grocer gastropub, says Farrell, and is a collaboration with chef Keelan Higgs. It will be another in his line of casual diners that is based on everything being cooked on wood.The other project earmarked for this year will be an establishment on Capel Street that will serve dishes from several different Asian countries. Super Miss Sue restaurant Source: JCF DevelopmentsHe says a lot of the funding is coming from his own back pocket for the new ventures, but he doesn’t always need the money up front to get the project off the ground.“What’s happened over the years is that because the banks weren’t lending any money, the tradespeople became the bankers,” he says.“They would let you pay a deposit and over 90 days you would pay the balance. So if something costed €300,000, you might only need half.“The banks are starting to lend again, but I would only get small amounts. Everything I would take from a bank would be paid back over a year. It wouldn’t be a long term thing.”The most recent accounts for Farrell’s company Restaurant Investments Ltd showed the firm made a profit of nearly €85,000 during the year that ended 31 December 2015.BlackbirdEven though he has the bug for opening restaurant after restaurant, it looks like Farrell could be about to take a bit of backseat.He says he would like to start spending more time with his three-year-old daughter who lives in the US with her mother.However, he does lift the lid on another project he is slowly cooking up in the background – a chain of fried chicken shops dubbed Blackbird.“The chicken restaurant, the concept is still there. There’s just a few hiccups with intellectual property rights,” he says.“It’s something I would repeat across many cities, but I’m not in a mad hurry to do it to be honest.“I’m working with a company in London to do the design, but who knows. It could sit there for a year or two and then all of a sudden it comes to fruition.”Written by Killian Woods and posted on Image: John Farrell 42,417 Views last_img read more

Buy This Comic The Pervert OGN

first_imgStay on target “A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle. With excerpts published in the Eisner-nominated anthology ISLAND, the full-color volume, drawn and painted by REMY BOYDELL, is an unflinching debut graphic novel. Written by MICHELLE PEREZ.”THE PERVERT OGN(W): Michelle Perez (A): Remy BoydellI love painfully honest narratives within comics. That was pretty broad to say I know, but I honestly do. I think something is refreshing about stories that embark on genuinely thought-provoking journies that tightens its grip on you. At the beginning of The Pervert, Will Toledo preferences this graphic novel by saying “…it’s the sort of thing that should be allowed to speak for itself.” I can tell you that Will Toledo is absolutely right and that description of The Pervert is extremely dead-on.via Image ComicsThe Pervert is hard to talk about in more ways than one because you sincerely don’t know where to start. Michelle Perez pens a remarkably heartbreaking but authentic gut-punch of a comic that leaves you pondering but also breaks you inside out. A cast of anthropomorphic creatures chronicles their lives of sex work, relationships, clients, transition, and feelings. All told through an anonymous trans girl living in Seattle.Perez pulls no punches in this novel. It’s explicit, striking, arresting, hilarious and has you hoping for the best. I so enjoyed the uncertainty of this comic. You don’t know what will happen at the end of the day because Perez lets the chips fall where they may. She’s not afraid to let her character(s) get into some traumatic and agonizing situations. She lets the actions lead to consequences, lending themselves to decisions that need to be made at the end of the day.via Image ComicsThe Pervert isn’t going to be sunshine and roses. That’s so beautiful and brilliant about it. Real life doesn’t always let things tie up nicely. It levels out some harsh truth that makes you feel for the characters. Perez goes deeper than the surface things. She examines human connection, longing, acceptance, love, desire, empathy, apathy and many more feelings that are very hard to put out into the world. There’s no net to real them in. Perez’s script feels like a coming-of-age story in a different type of way. A way that not a lot of people know or have heart about which needs to be told. She lays the struggle of living a life where you have to do to get to where you need to go ultimately.Remy Boydell’s art makes it feel like you’re floating above this comic on a cloud. Boydell’s art illuminates story in a way that brings us into something gentle, but still very frank and honest, but sincere and serene. Her lines are precise and slimy detailed, but then what brings it all together is the use of watercolors that give it that wonderful serene nature. The use of watercolors by Boydell makes it very ethereal and almost unreal at times. The soft blues, pinks and more really brings you’re finding a soft balance between what you’re reading and what you’re seeing. Boydell’s art makes you feel like you’re flowing above the panels and watching everything take place below.via Image ComicsThe Pervert is a bit heavy read and not for the faint of heart. It’s a memorable and stunning graphic novel that will leave you with plenty of thoughts and emotions to hold. The Pervert contains a passionate and intensely moving narrative that does leave you with a glimmer of hope at the end of the day. The Pervert is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.4/25/18 Releases – In addition to The Pervert, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.7 Shells #0 by Jeffrey L. Wilson (W), Amrit Birdi & Robert Carey (A), Joaquin Pereyra (C) Mindy Lopkin (L) Black Rock ComicsIce Cream Man #4 by W. Maxwell Prince (W), Martin Morazzo (A), Chris O’ Halloran (C), Good Old Neon (L) Image ComicsAbbot #4 by Saladin Ahmed (W), Sami Kivela (I), Jason Wordie (C), Jim Campbell (L) BOOM! StudiosHack/Slash: Resurrection Vol. 1 by Tini Howard (W), Celor (A), K. Michael Russell (C), CRANK! (L) Image ComicsCrossroad Blues by Ace Atkins (W), Marco Finnegan (A), Chris Brunner (CA) Image ComicsLegion #4 by Peter Milligan (W), Lee Ferguson (A), Javier Rodriguez (CA) Marvel ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 last_img read more

University of TT signs USCaribbean education MOU

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Medgar Evers College, university of trinidad & tobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe University of Trinidad & Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medgar Evers College of New York to establish the USA-Caribbean International Education Consortium (UCIEC).The UCIEC is a partnership between three Caribbean universities and Medgar Evers. The other Caribbean universities included are the University of Guyana and EGC Martinique Business School. The MOU was signed in Port of Spain last Wednesday.According to T&T Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, the consortium seeks to promote and foster academic collaborations addressing the economic and social challenges of developing countries and historically disadvantaged peoples. Garcia added that officials are working toward have more Caribbean institutions join UCIEC in the near future.#MagneticMediaNews#USACaribbeanInternationalEducationConsortium Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Car crashes into Miami food market

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a driver lost control and slammed into a building in Miami.It happened sometime before 7 a.m., Monday.Police received a call regarding a vehicle crashing into the Bawa Food Market store, along Northwest 54th Street and Fourth Avenue.According to a witness, at least two people were injured and rushed to the hospital in unknown condition.The car has since been towed from the scene.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img