The Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested a notorious sharpshooter, who was allegedly planning to kill BJP MLA Sushil Singh, after a brief encounter in Varanasi, an official statement said. Shiv Prakash Tiwari alias Dhoni Tiwari was carrying a cash reward of ₹1 lakh on his head, it said. Following a tip off, Tiwari and two of his associates — Manish Kesarwani and Ajnana Singh — were arrested from Varanasi’s Cantt police station area, the STF statement said. During interrogation, Tiwari revealed he had come to Varanasi with his associates to kill Singh, the BJP MLA from Saiyadraja assembly constituency. His associates were doing a recce for it, the statement said. Tiwari was convicted in the sensational murder of Hindu Yuva Vahini leader Bishnu Dutt Ojha in 2011 in Basti district but was absconding, it said.
‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Lions turned what was expected to be a dogfight into a rout, clamping down on the Pirates in the second half on their way to a come from behind victory at Filoil Flying V Centre.“The players got too excited that’s why we started bad,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez whose team is coming off a training camp in the United States. “In the second quarter, I told them to relax and to prepare for the press. With coach Topex (Robinson), Lyceum is a different team. If we want to beat Lyceum we have to raise our intensity level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Lions went ahead, 51-49, after Ranbill Tongco drilled a triple with 1:15 left in the second period, before ripping the game wide open early in the third behind Arnaud Noah and Clint Doliguez.San Beda held Lyceum to 29 points in the second half. Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFacing the team tipped to challenge their reign in the NCAA, the San Beda Red Lions gave the Lyceum Pirates a quick reminder of their strength and firepower.Robert Bolick scattered 16 points to lead a balanced offensive as the Lions turned back the Pirates, 96-79, last Wednesday for an impressive start to their Filoil Flying V Premier Cup campaign in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Gilas needs Blatche backup Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athletes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF In other games, Perpetual Help outlasted the University of the East Red Warriors, 72-68, for its second win in four games, while University of the Philippines nipped Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-59.The Altas saw their 13-point lead cut to one early in the final period before Gab Dagangon and Jack Hao joined forces to restore order for Perpetual.Alvin Pasaol was the lone bright spot for the Warriors finishing with 19 points as Mark Olayon and Clark Derige were each held to six points.Paul Desiderio tossed 18 points while Diego Dario added 14 points, including the marginal basket late in the game for the Fighting Maroons who improved to 3-0.“We started flat but we calmed down ourselves and it was good that we were able to bounce back and it all started in our defense,” said UP coach Bo Perasol. “We need to learn some more on how to close out the game. I think we closed the game really bad but Diego’s shot bailed us out.”ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
New Delhi: Celebrating the success of Modi government’s one of the popular schemes – ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, Women and Child Development ministry felicitated on Friday five states and ten districts across the country for improving Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) in five years.WCD minister Smriti Irani awarded the representatives, like District Commissioners for their commendable work in spreading awareness among the masses. Irani specifically hailed the performance of East Kamang in Arunachal Pradesh, which has shown a drastic change in sex ratio. In 2014-15, it was 807, which has now risen to 1039. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been conferred the award among states. Among the districts, Purvi Kawang in Arunachal Pradesh, Mahendragarh in Haryana, Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand, Nammakal in Tamil Nadu, Bhiwani in Haryana, Jalgaon in Maharashtra, Ettawa in Uttar Pradesh, Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and Jodhpur in Rajasthan have been awarded. There has been a 13-point improvement in the sex ratio from 918 in 2014-15 to 931 in 2018-19 and the states should aim to double it in the coming years, the minister added. Urging states to engage in convergent practices, Irani gave the example of Rajasthan’s Nagaur district, where a campaign called “coffee with collector” has been launched under which the district collector holds a conversation with villagers on improving sex ratio at birth. “Since the launch of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, central and state governments with Janbhagidari has consistently strived to ensure the potential of our daughters is celebrated. These efforts have led to the national improvement of 13 points in sex ratio at birth,” Irani said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KBesides, spreading for awareness about the scheme Tiruvallur in Tamil Nadu, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir, Gadag in Karnataka, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Wokha in Nagaland, Farukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaur in Rajasthan have been awarded. While addressing the event, the Secretary of WCD ministry, Shankar Aggarwal said that the declining sex ratio is a matter of concern for the government. ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme aims at securing the rights of the girl child, to be born, live with dignity and achieve her full potential. It is further a measure of gender justice. The scheme also aims to enable their education. Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the scheme during his maiden regime on January 22, 2015, from Panipat, Haryana. The scheme was initially started from 100 districts then have now expanded to all 640 districts. It aims to empower women, right from birth. It is a tri-ministerial scheme, where three ministries – Women and Child, Human Resource and Health Family Welfare provide impetus to the scheme. The junior WCD minister Debasree Chaudhuri was also present on this occasion.
Overholt: Well we’ve actually had a website for five years, but what we did was we launched a refresh of the site about a week ago. It’s a new architecture, it’s a streamlined look, its very clean, and its really designed with mobile in mind. So far, the feedback has been terrific. Folio: When did you first learn that you were being asked to take on the editor-in-chief role at ESPN The Magazine? We’re also excited about the fact that we’re launching a couple of new events this year. We’ve had this very successful tentpole conference every October, and we’re pleased to be able to do a one-day summit in Chicago this coming April so we can bring a slice of that energy to a different city, but also in a one-day format that makes it a little bit more accessible for a broader group of people. Overholt: I’ve actually had two stints with ESPN. I’ve been back almost two years now in my current role. In April of 2014, I came back to be the editor-in-chief of espnW. They were looking to grow the editorial presence and sort of reimagine all that espnW could be in a multi-platform editorial sense, from the website, to the full complement of social channels, to our flagship event every October. There was a strong foundation there, and we were looking to bring that to life even further by bringing in new voices, nurturing the voices we already had and seeing them really grow and become a larger part of the ESPN community. Folio: You mentioned the MPA numbers. At the American Magazine Media Conference earlier this month, your colleague Chad Millman described how a magazine cover is still a really relevant, valuable currency for athletes and celebrities alike. Why do you think that is? Overholt: I was thrilled, because I actually started my career at ESPN as an editor with the magazine. In many ways, it’s like coming home, so I’m absolutely thrilled and excited about the creative opportunity. I think that the magazine is just in an incredibly strong position right now, really on an upswing of its creative identity. I’m really looking forward to building on that and making it even bigger. Folio: We understand that you’re the first female editor-in-chief of a national sports magazine. Coming over from your ongoing role at espnW, how will that allow you to bring a unique perspective to the magazine? Overholt: We’re still making our plans for the year, but what I’d really love to see from the magazine is just the chance to make some noise. I think we have an industry-defining franchise in our Body Issue, and I’d like to see us add a few more issues like that, that really command the cultural attention in the sports world and in the media world at large. I think we have an incredible opportunity to capitalize on the fact that we have the number one digital brand audience behind our magazine, based off that new MPA study that just came out. Our opportunity this year is really to say, “Okay, we have this incredibly immersive storytelling experience that can run from print, to digital, to social, to television, to film and beyond, how do we start to see the magazine as this very unique reader experience that can be the doorway into some of these full-circle immersive storytelling things that we can do with all of our other partners at ESPN?” Prior to this, I was running my own digital strategy consulting shop for about four years, working with a number of different brands. I spent about a year with Seventeen magazine, serving as the deputy editor, so that I could be immersed in the editorial culture there and help them build their iPhone app. That was a really fun project because it gave me a chance to return to some magazine roots and really soak up that editorial culture. Earlier this month, ESPN announced that espnW editor-in-chief, Alison Overholt, would add to her duties the role of editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine, making her the first female editor-in-chief of a major national sports magazine. Folio: caught up with Overholt to learn more about what she will bring to her new role and what’s in store for ESPN The Magazine in 2016. Folio: Outside of the Williams sisters, the U.S. women’s soccer team, and maybe UConn basketball, there’s kind of a void of female sports coverage, both at ESPN and in the media in general. Can we expect more women’s sports in ESPN The Magazine? Other clients that I worked with included Nasdaq OMX, I’ve been teaching at NYU, I was writing for Fortune and Fast Company, and doing a lot of other client projects about reinventing digital identities or figuring out content strategy—what’s the true and authentic storytelling you can do that matches your business goals—and then figuring out how to get it out to as many people as possible. Overholt: Absolutely. I think I can say that without a doubt. You can throw Ronda Rousey into that mix, too. I think she probably commanded more ink than any other female athlete in the entire sports world last year. I do think there’s this idea that people aren’t ready to read about female athletes or that women’s sports are somehow less compelling. There’s an interesting campaign from the WNBA right now that’s just beautifully shot and very adrenaline inducing, and the tagline is “Watch me work.” In an espnW editorial meeting yesterday we thought, it’s great and everybody gets fired up and you say, “Watch me work,” but when are people going to be ready to watch them play? That’s a story I’d love for us to tell. After 20 years, when is the American public going to embrace the WNBA and watch them play? They certainly deserve that attention. Overholt: I don’t know if it’s actually rooted in reality. There is a piece of me that thinks it’s a little bit of a media-fueled storyline. The reality is that women’s sports, if you look at them in a historical framework, are still in their infancy. It wasn’t more than a couple of decades ago where there were almost no professional opportunities. College scholarships are still a fairly recent thing, when you think about it in the context of history. Men’s professional leagues have had generations to develop into the powerhouse businesses that they are, whereas women’s sports are still in their infancy, and yet the business success and the audience development is compared as if they should be apples to apples. To a certain extent, if you look at the variation among markets, there are certain cities where teams have really taken root and there are incredibly passionate fanbases. It’s all pretty comparable and reasonable within that timeline of how long each of them has had to develop. Prior to that, I was here at ESPN for nearly six years, as an editor for the magazine and also part of the group that did the initial research into whether or not it was the right moment in the marketplace to bring espnW to life. Folio: What about espnW? You just launched a website. Overholt: It was stunning to realize that I was the first woman to be editor-in-chief of a national sports magazine. Stunning in the sense of, “What an honor,” but at the same time, stunning in that it’s 2016. It seems almost unimaginable that in this year, that could still be a thing. In one sense, I don’t think it was in any way part of the decision, but in another sense, we are more conscious than ever that the world is changing. The face of the American sports fan now spans every possible kind of person. There was a time, probably, when if you conjured the idea of who a sports fan was, you probably had a very particular kind of guy in your mind. That’s not the case anymore. We’re speaking to fans who are men and women, who are black and white, who are American Hispanics and Asian Americans. Somebody who comes to this job with a very conscious awareness of how important it is to bring new voices into the conversation, I think, is a tremendously important perspective to bring to this position. Folio: What was your reaction? Folio: Why do you think that perception exists about women’s sports? Overholt: There’s something incredibly special about the commitment to put something into print. Whether it’s the time commitment that you make to do that photoshoot, the extra artistic energy that goes into creating that perfect image, the fact that it is physically commemorated, there’s something indelible about the cover of a magazine. We’ve placed such great emphasis in our world today on immediacy and on the interconnected social experience of the digital world. I’m coming over from digital, I’m as much of a digital consumer as anyone else on the planet, and there’s such an exciting and valuable thing about that immediacy and just incredible volume and reach that you can have through a digital or social experience. But the other side of that is because it’s so immediate and because it’s so fast-moving, it’s also a little bit ephemeral. It goes away as fast as you can swipe your hand up the screen. Whereas to commit to putting something into print and to creating a powerful artistic statement on the cover of a magazine, I think everyone still recognizes that that truly means something. And then for ESPN The Magazine, just having that oversized trim size, it makes more of a statement and packs more of a punch even than a standard magazine cover. For a lot of these athletes, particularly who have grown up seeing that as a standard, I think it just carries a stamp of achievement and validity that it’s hard for anything else to come close. Alison Overholt: Just about a couple of days before you did. Folio: What can you tell us about what’s planned for ESPN The Magazine in the year ahead? Folio: What’s on deck for espnW moving forward? Overholt: One of the reasons we did our refresh was that we just exploded with the amount of content and the number of new voices we’ve added to the mix in the last couple of years. One of the things we were noticing was that it was becoming difficult under our previous design to discover and surface that great content. We’ve launched a new channel on our site, our culture vertical. So many of our most successful and impactful pieces have been about this intersection of sports society and culture. We’re really kind of embracing the idea that we’re at this moment where women are engaging with sports in a way that’s changing both the sports world and the world at large, whether its women coaching, or women in new professional roles in the media, or women having new exciting pro opportunities on the field or on the court. We wanted to make sure that we had a place to really be able to talk about all of those things. Folio: What else can you tell us about your background? How long have you been with ESPN, and where were you before? We also launched our first ever espnW film fellowship this year, and we’re announcing the fellow herself at our Impact25 gala on February 25.
Considered a complex hue by many, ultra violet holds loads of potential to jazz up any boring look with the utmost panache. Be it with ethnic styles or with the western look, experimenting with this vibrant colour will make the feminine beauty stand out and create a powerful statement amidst the blacks, reds and whites. The market offers many versatile shades and hues of ultra violet that can easily make their way into the wardrobe and jewellery box, whether in dresses, maxis, ethnic suits, saris or necklaces and jewellery pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfExperts share tips on how to be stylish with trendy colour of 20184Pleated long skirts: Ultra violet pleated long skirts paired with a dull golden choli or a black shirt looks uber elegant and is a perfect option to stand out in the crowd. To add on one can carry a gemstone pendant or silver collar clips of similar shades.4Stripy jumpsuits: Jumpsuits of ultra violet hues striped with black, white, grey or blue will give your outfit a bold look and add that pop which may be missing earlier. Broad stripes, pinstripes, banker stripes are styles to mention a few. To accessorise with them, try the long and sleek danglers with a silver oxidized peppy nose pin. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Fringe fever: Fringes are the trend going in all lengths and styles, so whether opting for a fringe overlay or going for the tasselled hems the ultra violet hue as the base will surely add that extra grace to your look in 2018. With ultra violet as the main attraction, silver or platinum pastel coloured thread tassel earrings will complement the look well and will add that alluring charm.4Velvet wonder: Violet is one colour that looks stunning in velvet. Be it in the weddings or the cocktail parties, velvet suits, lehengas, and dresses look trendy and distinctly royal at the same time. An ultra violet velvet outfit with heavy embellishment will work tremendously. Go for a top-to-bottom violet look and break it with gold accessories.4Flared solid trousers: The much hyped 1970s flared solid colour trousers look is again in trend, and this time with even more glamorous allure. A fitted high waist ultra violet trouser with kick flares fastened with a button and zip are perfect.