RelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Serena pulls out of Italian Open Serena Williams advanced to the US Open quarter-finals after a gritty, tension-soaked 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 win over Greece’s Maria Sakkari on Monday.The 23-times Grand Slam winner came up short in the second set tie-break, with her power serve abandoning her when she needed it most. Sakkari carried the momentum into the third set as she started the decider with a break.But the 38-year-old American once again showed the battling instincts that has made her one of the all-time greats.She broke back to level for 2-2 as Sakkari’s forehand started to misfire.The six-times Flushing Meadows champion marked her 100th win on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a roar that could be heard all around the grounds.“I just kept fighting,” said Williams, who lost to Sakkari two weeks ago in the Western & Southern Open. “She was doing so well she was being so aggressive.“I knew I needed to do the same thing.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Maria SakkariSerena WilliamsUS Open
The six-time All-Star, who grew up in New Jersey, is averaging 23.9 points and 7.1 assists for Boston this season. He’s shooting 49 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from 3-point range.The Celtics entered play Sunday in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 45-32 record. Irving did not play in their loss this weekend to the Nets. The Knicks had been viewed as a front-runner to land Irving, but he may actually prefer to sign with the Nets, the report says.David Griffin, who was the general manager of the Cavaliers while Irving played there, said recently he believes Irving is more likely to join Brooklyn. Related News Kobe Bryant’s advice to Kyrie Irving: ‘Figure out how to connect with’ your teammates Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni praises ‘remarkable’ James Harden after 50-point triple-double Kyrie Irving could have multiple options in New York if he elects to leave the Celtics this summer.The Knicks and Nets are both expected to pursue the 27-year-old star if he opts out of his contract and becomes a free agent after the season, according to a report from the New York Daily News, which cites unidentified league sources. “I think Brooklyn is the fit that’s better for him in terms of his mindset,” Griffin told NBA TV. “I think he likes what they’ve done there, culturally.”
by Phindi MadunaOn 14 June 2018, Brand South Africa partnered with the Sunday Times Generation Next and HDI Youth Marketers to host the 14th Sunday Times Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase and Awards. The collaboration with Generation Next is a way to ensure that relationships with key stakeholders are maintained to create an inspiring narrative for the Nation Brand.The Generation Next survey is the leading barometer of youth opinion towards brands in South Africa. Brand South Africa is honoured to partner with this initiative that promotes how young people see and and experience brands this opens up opportunities on what the country has to offer.The three part engagement began with a Youth Marketing Conference where a variety of industry experts shared their research findings, experiences, trends and insights. The discussion focused on various aspects of youth marketing such as the ethical aspects of youth marketing, youth entrepreneurship, digital marketing, youth media consumption and technology trends.Brand South Africa’s Research Manager, Leigh-Gail Peterson was part of a panel that discussed youth trends and insights that help brands build sustainable relationships. “Research methods must evolve with the dynamic audiences. Data collection methods for example must adapt and be flexible. This includes the mediums that we utilize when we collect data. Social media is one such tool that we cannot over look when collecting data in today’s research environment” said Peterson.Source: Brand South AfricaThe panel discussion was followed by an Interactive Showcase where youngsters had an opportunity to experience several brands including Brand South Africa at the Play Your Part exhibition. They shared their acts of active citizenship and pledged to play their part in their respective communities.Source: Brand South AfricaThe day ended on a high note with an energy charged Awards Ceremony. Some of the winners included South African brands like Metro FM, First National Bank, DSTV, Mr Price, Mall of Africa, Dischem, Engen, Spur Restaurants and Pick ‘N Pay; with Nike winning the overall coolest brand for 2018. Local personalities who also walked away with awards were rapper Nasty C, DJ Black Coffee and Gqom Star Babes Wodumo.Source: @ST_GenNext Twitter PageBrand South Africa extends a big congratulations to all the brands and personalities who continue to put South Africa on the global stage and take charge in contributing towards building a positive nation image. As the custodian of the Nation Brand, we celebrate brands that contribute positively towards the country’s reputation.
Shopping in Chennai has long traversed the path from an activity conducted on a needonly level to everybody’s favourite ‘pass’ time. There’s a recent twist: from stores that cater solely to canines to a garden boutique and designer collectives, niche is the buzzword. Best friend’s wedding? Get them something from,Shopping in Chennai has long traversed the path from an activity conducted on a needonly level to everybody’s favourite ‘pass’ time. There’s a recent twist: from stores that cater solely to canines to a garden boutique and designer collectives, niche is the buzzword. Best friend’s wedding? Get them something from Mere Yaar ki Shaadi collection from the Play Clan boutique. Mother’s Day gift dilemma? She can’t say no to a cheery plant from Harith Tharang-The Garden Shop. More often than not, these stores are characterised by their owners who encourage conversations and make shopping an interactive process. Lateef Mohamad of The Old Curiosity Shop says it best. “There are times when I’m here at the store talking till midnight with a customer. There may be no sale even, but we are both richer at the end of it.”Omar Lateef at The Old Curiosity ShopVintage world: The Old Curiosity ShopNot everything here is for sale, nor is everything available to everyone at The Old Curiosity Shop. “We strongly feel that the person should value what he’s going to buy,” says owner Lateef Mohamad. “So we show things to our customers accordingly.” Set up way back in 1950, this is one of the oldest antique stores in India. The Old Curiosity Shop is actually named after a novel by Charles Dickens about an antique store. The shop is stacked with curios from all around the world-vintage books and chamfer chests from Europe, rugs from Persia and jewellery from royal families of England. advertisementMohamad’s son, 25-year-old Omar Lateef, will most likely meet you at the store. A model and actor, he’s also determined to carry on his father’s legacy. From original Elvis and James Dean polaroids to 150-year-old carriage clocks to gramophone records- antiques of all kinds are available here. They also stock Indian memorabilia for foreigners who frequent the store.Where: 146, Mount Raod, Anna SalaiTel: 28460298Cost: Rs 25 for a keychain to lakhs for other antique items.We love: Cloisonne and porcelain thimbles right out of an English fairy tale.Quirk unlimited: Play ClanPlay Clan is the very definition of Indian kitsch. This Delhi-based design store chain aims at making memorable images out of the mundane. The small Playclan boutique store at the newly opened Raintree hotel is packed with Indian pop culture paraphernalia such as funky T-shirts embroidered with public transport, idols and Bollywood dialogues. The ‘one billion’ tote bag to commemorate the burgeoning population of the city, the Kathakali tote and the purani Dilli tote are intricately designed with numerous in-jokes. The Enna Rascala Rajinikanth journal reigns supreme amongst the other journals on display. Fridge magnets, keychains, watches and cheque book cases following the same standards of funk are also available.Where: Raintree, Anna Salai.Tel: 28309999 www.shop.theplayclan.comCost: Rs 85 for a postcard to art frames for Rs 1995.We love: The 3-Idiots T-shirt that says ‘Main apna surname change nahi karoongi’.Pavitra Mohan at the storeSpice route: Masala ChaiWhat started off as a blog by Pavitra Mohan grew into a popular store design store. Masala Chai, at Ashvita Cafe and Gallery, stocks over 50 brands of jewellery, clothes, bags, bric-a-brac and home decor from South Asia. Products by funky Indian brands such as Chumbak and Magnut are also available. These include keychains, bouncy bobble heads, photo frames and car danglers. You could pick up magnets with caricatures of tongue-in-cheek characters such as Flying Fakir, Dancing Mallu, Simbly Simon and Melvis. Dresses by Funk For Hire, Rachna Reddy’s clutches and jewellery by Baby Baniya are the other eyecatchers. Unique item: kitschy cushions with psychedelic graphics and retro prints of 80s films from a brand appropriately called Item Number.Where: 11 Second Street, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore.Tel: 42109990, 43129920; www.masalachaionline.blogspot.comCost: Rs 100 for a keychain from Chumbak to Rs 8,000 for clutches by Rachna Reddy.We love: Vinita Nair’s trays made in decoupage style with ethnic designs and printed literary verses.Design dreams: EvolvEvolv is a retail concept that offers individualistic Indian fashion created in collaboration with leading and upcoming Indian designers for urbane Indian youth. Conceptualised by Atul Malhotra this design store offers a range of design products from designer wear, accessories, stationery to books and magazines and music. Some leading Indian designers who have collaborated with Atul include Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abraham & Thakore, Namrata Joshipura, Sanchita and Malini Ramani. The product mix includes apparel from young designers such as Gaurav Gupta, Amit Agarwal, Shrivan Narresh and AM:PM. The store also stocks accessories such as headphones from Skullcandy, shoes by Language, and Play Clan products. Travel freaks could also get their hands on luxe city guides, love travel guides by Fiona Caulfield and Wallpaper Guides.Where: Luxury wing, Express Avenue.Tel: 28464250; www.evlov.inCost: Rs 295 for a Play Clan journal to Rs 16,800 for a Malini Ramani dress.We love: John Lennon-ish sunglasses by Spitfire.Nilofer Cassam with her hampersCustom made: Hampers by KireiadvertisementThe tag line of this concept store reads ‘A smile, a rose and a bundle of bows’. “We gift smiles,” says 26-year-old Nilofer Cassam who runs Hampers. Conceptualised on the lines of foreign stores such as Harrods, at Hampers Nilofer puts together a range of exclusive gift products. Depending on the budget, she puts together an all-in-one hamper consisting of beauty products, gourmet eateries, books and small knick-knacks. The emphasis is on classy and contemporary packaging. “It’s Western in idea and execution,” says Nilofer. The items are sourced at much lower rates than retail prices so customers get more for their money. She adds, “I customise the hamper keeping in mind the personality of the client.” There is a conscious effort to include keepsakes such as champagne flutes and gourmet books. This way, the hamper remains a fond memory even after the cupcakes and wine are finished.Where: 6 Haddows Road, Nungambakkam. Tel: 4677333.Cost: The hampers start at Rs 3,000 and go up to Rs 15,000.We love: The Father’s Day hamper with Moet & Chandon champagne, spa vouchers and pocket books.Treasure chest: The BoxBrightly coloured plastic pots line the exterior of The Box, The Park hotel’s souvenir shop. However, these pots are not for sale. What you can buy from this store are items handpicked from the city and across the country by Priya Paul, chairperson of The Park. All the stuff here has a slice of Chennai-coffee table books on Bharatnatyam, plates with pictures of Kollywood stars and items from Chennaigaga, a brand that makes unique city souvenirs such as T-shirts, bags, mugs and more. There are other gift items such as cushions with Kathakali motifs, Taj Mahal miniatures and journals of Mumbai.Where: The Park, Anna Salai.Tel: 42676000; www.theparkhotels.comCost: Rs 120 for fridge magnets to Rs 53,000 for a leather bag.We love: Brightly coloured wire baskets by Varnajalam.Green ideas: Harith TarangTucked away below the asphalt jungle is this garden boutique selling a variety of plants and plant accessories. It was set up by Rashmi Sunil, who’s father-in-law Sudhakar Shankar runs M.T. Rajan Pooncholai, an establishment that deals with plant rentals and maintenance. Inspired by garden centres abroad, Rashmi decided to add a retail vertical to the Rajan establishment. About 200 varieties of plants are displayed at the store. However, there are more options that can be sourced from their backend farm. You could pick up interesting hybrids also. For example the phycus (a decorative rubber tree), which took 15 years to grow, is actually four trees woven into one. Unlike a nursery, at this garden boutique the customer relationship extends beyond purchase. “There is a move to go green and organic,” says Rashmi. “We encourage and help people do that.”Where: 40, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar. Tel: 6527 5990; www.hariththarang.comCost: Rs15 for a tulsi plant to Rs 15,000 for the phycus tree.We love: A planter or a pot shaped like a man with a pipe.Pet talk: Kennel MartadvertisementIt’s a pity that you can’t bring your dog to this store but there are a whole lot of things you can take home for your pet. The Kennel Mart is a pet speciality store which not only has a lot of goodies for dogs as the name suggests, but also has gourmet food and scratch posts for cats. It is the only store in the city to stock hamster and guinea pig, and fish food. But dogs are clearly the focus here. There is a mind-boggling range of accessories such as shoes, raincoats, Tshirts and even bathrobes. The shelves are lined with shampoos, body sprays, specialised toothbrushes and toothpastes for dogs.Where: Kennel Mart Spencer Plaza S 111, 2nd Floor, Phase 3, Spencer Plaza.Tel: 42036465; http://www.kennelmartonline. comCost: Rs 45 for a scooper sheet to Rs 14,000 for a pet carrier.We love: Orange and pink shoes that come in a set of four.Game plan: Dollars and PoundsThis store has moved beyond cricket mania. There are soccer jerseys, gold T-shirts, racing jackets but radio silence on cricket. Entrepreneur V S Nawab started this store in 2001 with the idea of selling sports paraphernelia apart from cricket. “I want other sports to have a fair fighting chance so no cricket items here,” he laughs. Apart from the sport items, there are accessories, clothing and biking gear. The soccer section has been designed like a football field while the clothing section is done up like a warzone. There’s barbed wire, water flowing beneath the metal staircase and even a burnt jeep. Have fun.Where: No: 44, Sardar Patel Road (Near IIT), Adyar.Tel: 4351 4080/1/2; www.dollarsandpounds.netCost: Rs 20 for a wrist-band, Rs 1290 for a ‘music T-shirt’ that glows rhythmically when music plays around to Rs 6,000 for a racing jacket.We love: Biking gear available in bright colours.Navila Avis at her storeBody treats: TowliyaThe name says it all-Towliya is all about towels. Terry towels, jacquard towels, bathrobes, hand towels, co-ordinated towels, bath mats, hair ties, they are all available here in every conceivable and customizable colour and size. Owner Navila Avis persuaded her husband, an exporter of terry towels to open this shop for her. And even today, it is the only place in the city people where people can order for customised towels with monograms and colours of their choice.Where: 8, Amble Side, Khader Nawaz Khan Road.Tel: 28331340.Cost: Rs 25 for a hand towel to Rs 1, 650 for a co-ordinated set of four towels.We love: Lace trimmed towels.Hand craft: D’HutQuaint exteriors lead you into what seems like a mysterious cave full of curios. Neethirajan and his wife Reshuma started D’Hut three years ago. The store is spread over two floors and packed from wall to wall. “We stock hand made cultural handicrafts from across the world,” says Reshuma.”It all started when my husband, a marine engineer used to bring back handicrafts from different places and we looked for a space to display them.” The store stocks a range of handicrafts from Africa, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Kenya and Tanzania.The eye catchers here are the variety of masks and chimes which dot the walls of the ground floor and can be seen even while you’re driving past. You could also pick some gift items, home decor and even some furniture. “We recently stocked some unique shelves and stools made of used boats,” says Reshuma. She travels across the world, spends time with villagers who custom make the products for her. Most of them work under thatched roof in small huts and that’s how she came up with the name D’Hut.Where: 137, East Coast Road, Srinivasapuram, Thiruvanmiyur.Tel: 94433 36930Cost: Rs 30 for keychains and life-size tribal art pieces from Papua New Guinea for Rs 50,000.We love: Rainstick from Africa- something which the rural folk believe brings rain.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “It was a good response by the team, but we’re just at 1-1 so we shouldn’t celebrate,” said Cabagnot. “We should be as level headed as possible because the season is far from over and the conference has just started.”“We have to work hard and do the things we need to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite herculean effort, Moala Tautuaa knows he needs to work harder to stay course ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel point guard Alex Cabagnot is out indefinitely after suffering a hamstring injury in the Beermen’s previous game in the PBA Philippine Cup against Columbian.Cabagnot said on Sunday that his left hamstring has been bothering him for a couple of weeks and it only got worse in the Beermen’s 124-118 loss to the Dyip on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT “I hurt my hamstring last game when I dove on the floor but we were trying to catch up so you have to try anything to win the game,” said Cabagnot after the Beermen’s recent 99-91 win over Barangay Ginebra at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Whatever happens I just did what I had to do and the worst consequence was I hurt my hamstring and that has been bothering me for the past two weeks, hopefully and God willing I’ll be back soon.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCabagnot sat out the game against the Gin Kings in what he described as a great bounce back win for the Beermen.The 36-year-old Cabagnot didn’t sit with the team on the bench and instead joined the team officials a little further up behind the Beermen to better get a view of the action. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments
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About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Boly stoppage-time header steals late win for Wolves over Besiktasby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno was proud of his players after Wolves secured their first ever Europa League group stage win over Besiktas on Thursday.Most teams in the world struggle to deal with the ferocious atmosphere in Istanbul, but the Premier League outfit showed grit and determination to grab all three points. With the game destined for a draw, defender Willy Boly popped up in stoppage time to score the winner.Speaking after the game, Nuno said: “The performance wasn’t the best, we competed well but we were sloppy, we weren’t accurate when we should be and we’ve got to improve that. It’s a tough stadium and environment but we managed the game well and we kept pushing.”I was trying to find solutions with our substitutions, Adama [Traore] did well but we struggled with the final touch, that’s something we’ve got to improve.”We’ll keep on fighting, it’s a competitive group but we’ll just keep looking forward. We were in the Championship two years ago, we must be proud, the fans were superb tonight. We have to improve and keep believing in the things that we do.”
oregon bill simmons failed trollFormer ESPNer Bill Simmons – now the owner and operator of The Ringer – attended college at Holy Cross, which landed a 16-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Friday, the Crusaders take on 1-seed Oregon for the right to play in the round of 32. As such, Simmons attempted to poke fun at the Ducks’ program – but somehow failed miserably in the process.Simmons took to Twitter this morning, posting a photo of the 1947 Holy Cross squad that won the national title, asking Oregon fans to show him a photo of their national championship team. Clearly, he didn’t they they’ve ever had one. Except they do – Oregon won the first NCAA Tournament, back in 1939. Simmons quickly admitted defeat.Where is Oregon’s NCAA championship team photo? pic.twitter.com/BP12ahS4kE— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 18, 2016@BillSimmons Here it is. See you at 4:27 PST. Game On!! pic.twitter.com/TnRhcz6mOd— William (John) Moore (@akajtg) March 18, 2016Touche!!! 1939 vs. 1947 – tonight at 7:30! RT @akajtg: @BillSimmons Here it is. See you at 4:27 PST. Game On!! pic.twitter.com/wYfchlL2Tt— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 18, 2016The two programs may have the same number of national championship teams, but we don’t think tonight’s game will be anywhere close to even. Simmons probably should have done some quick research before firing off his tweet.
07Sep Rep. Maturen hosts family of fallen first responder for Sept. 11 Memorial Service Categories: Maturen News,News State Rep. David Maturen today took part in the annual House ceremony recognizing first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year.Maturen, of Vicksburg, read the names of Wayne State University K9 Officer Collin Rose, who was shot and killed on Nov. 22, 2016, and Comstock Township Fire Chief Edward Switalski, who died in the line of duty on June 13 of this year. Maturen also invited relatives of the two men, who lived in the communities he represents, to attend the ceremony.“The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, demonstrated the heroic lengths first responders and members of the military went to attempting to save the lives of people in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,” Maturen said. “We conduct this ceremony at the Capitol every year so we can honor the heroes from our communities who put their lives on the line every day they go to work. It helps provide comfort to family members to know the sacrifice their spouse, children or parents made is not forgotten.”The House has conducted the ceremony since September 2011, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, was joined today by Randy and Karen Rose, parents of fallen Wayne State University K9 Officer Collin Rose, and Collin Rose’s fiancé, Nikki Salgot, as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.
Setanta Sports Eurasia has extended its deal to broadcast football from Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 and secured rights to Scotland’s SPFL and Belgium’s Pro-League.The new three year deal, which was agreed with sports marketing agency MP & Silva, starts from the beginning of the 2015/2016 season and applies to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.The agreement will see Setanta Sports broadcast its fourth consecutive season of Italian and French football, with the firm claiming that the addition of top tier Scottish and Belgian football is a “welcome supplement” to its stable of European football leagues.“We are delighted to continue our association with MP & Silva by signing an exclusive agreement to secure the rights to broadcast Serie A, Ligue 1, SPFL and Pro-League in Eurasia,” said Setanta Sports CEO, Dwyer McCaughley.“We believe the continuation of Serie A and Ligue 1 plus the new acquisitions SPFL and Pro-League, coupled with our other premium content such as the FA Cup & Capital One Cup, Qualifiers for Euro 2016, NHL, Formula 1 and UFC, makes us the most compelling sporting channel in the region.”Setanta Sports Eurasia is a premium sports channel that began broadcasting in January 2012 and is operated in Eurasia by Setanta Sports affiliate, Eurasian Broadcasting Enterprise Limited.