PUMA launches Race Day Tee for all Half Marathoners

Posted by: at 8/30/2016 11:24:00 am
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ORSL debuts as the Official ‘Restoration Partner’
PUMA launches Race Day Tee for all Half Marathoners

New Delhi, 30th August 2016: Inspiring the Capital on to its feet yet again, Procam International today opened up registrations for Delhi’s most awaited sporting event, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. This year, expectations are higher and come SundayNovember 202016, Delhi will stand in unison to support an event that has paved the way for road running, philanthropy, health and fitness in India.

Photo Caption:    At the ADHM 2016 Race day Tee unveiling from (L to R) Dilip Jayram (CEO) Procam International, Meena Bhatia - VP Sales and Marketing, Le Meridien New Delhi, Murray Culshaw-Chairman, India Cares, Anil Singh-MD, Procam International, Olympian Kheta Ram, Dhruv Bhagat, CEO – Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel, Olympian Gopi T, Vinita Bhatia – AVP, National Head, Media Entertainment & Sport. Times Group, Rubina Mittal-Delhi Tent, Tamorish Kole – Medical Director for the event &  Principal Consultant & Head, Department of Emergency medicine, Max Healthcare, Soumava Naskar-Jabong, Shrenik Mehta-Harmony, P K Srivastava-AFI & P N Sankaran-Procam International.

Photo Caption: 
At the ADHM 2016 Race day Tee unveiling from (L to R) Dilip Jayram (CEO) Procam International, Meena Bhatia - VP Sales and Marketing, Le Meridien New Delhi, Murray Culshaw-Chairman, India Cares, Anil Singh-MD, Procam International, Olympian Kheta Ram, Dhruv Bhagat, CEO – Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel, Olympian Gopi T, Vinita Bhatia – AVP, National Head, Media Entertainment & Sport. Times Group, Rubina Mittal-Delhi Tent, Tamorish Kole – Medical Director for the event &  Principal Consultant & Head, Department of Emergency medicine, Max Healthcare, Soumava Naskar-Jabong, Shrenik Mehta-Harmony, P K Srivastava-AFI & P N Sankaran-Procam International.  


Photo Caption:    At the ADHM 2016 Race day Tee unveiling from (L to R) Dilip Jayram (CEO) Procam International, Meena Bhatia - VP Sales and Marketing, Le Meridien New Delhi, Murray Culshaw-Chairman, India Cares, Anil Singh-MD, Procam International, Olympian Kheta Ram, Dhruv Bhagat, CEO – Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel, Olympian Gopi T, Vinita Bhatia – AVP, National Head, Media Entertainment & Sport. Times Group, Rubina Mittal-Delhi Tent, Tamorish Kole – Medical Director for the event &  Principal Consultant & Head, Department of Emergency medicine, Max Healthcare, Soumava Naskar-Jabong, Shrenik Mehta-Harmony, P K Srivastava-AFI & P N Sankaran-Procam International.


Registrations were announced at a press conference held at the Le Méridien, the event’s hospitality partner in the presence of Dhruv Bhagat, CEO – Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel; Meena Bhatia - VP Sales and Marketing, Le Méridien New Delhi; Vinita Bhatia - AVP, National Head, Media Entertainment & Sport, Times Group; Nitin Singh - Station Head, Radio Mirchi Delhi;  Tamorish Kole – Medical Director ADHM & Principal Consultant & Head, Department of Emergency medicine, Max HealthcareMurray Culshaw, Chairman, India Cares; Anil Singh -MD, Procam International, along with Olympians Gopi T, Kheta Ram and coach Surendra Singh.

·         Registrations open on 30th August and close on 30th September 2016, or when filled to capacity, whichever is earlier .
·         ORSL debuts as the event Restoration Partner.
·         PUMA launches exclusive ADHM Race Day Tee for all Half Marathon runners

The total prize money for ADHM 2016, which includes the Great Delhi Run (6 km), the Senior Citizen's Run (4 km), and the Champions with Disability (4 km), in addition to the feature race, will be USD 2,70,000.

The Entry fee for the Half Marathon is Rs 1700, Great Delhi Run will be Rs.600, Senior Citizen’s run is Rs 300 and Champions with Disability is Rs. 250.

Over 34,000 participants from different corners of the world are expected to take centre-stage on one of the fastest half marathon courses worldwide, giving participants a beautiful glimpse of the iconic structures in the historic city, which includes Parliament House, Rajpath, India Gate, Delhi Golf Club, Lodhi Road, Sansad Marg among others.




At the launch of the event, Dhruv Bhagat, CEO – Delhi/NCR, Bharti Airtel said“It makes us proud that every year we bring together people from all walks of life – be it professional runners, fitness enthusiasts, corporates, elderly and children to run for a noble cause. This year we hope to make it bigger with higher levels of enthusiasm & spirit and are happy to extend the invitation to one and all to come join us on November 20 at the 9th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.”

On the announcement, Anil Singh, Managing Director, Procam International said, “As we enter into another edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, it is inspiring to see its growth and evolution over the last eight years. It is a blessing to have the unwavering support and encouragement of all those invested in this event. ADHM is today undoubtedly the most anticipated sporting event in Delhi’s sporting calendar and has deservedly earned its place as the most prestigious half marathon in the world.”

NEW THIS YEAR:

ORSL: Keeping in line with the vision of anticipating needs of the runners and creating solutions to enrich the running experience at the ADHM 2016, ORSL extends its help in restoring electrolytes & energy to the zestful and vibrant running community by associating with the event as a Restoration Partner.
It’s a matter of great pride for ORSL brand to be associated as the Restoration partner of ADHM. It’s a fantastic sports platform which aims not only to shape the running community in India but also attempts to build the right awareness for the prevalent social challenges, something we at Johnson & Johnson feel deeply about, said, Dinar Mhatre, General Manager OTC - New Business.

PUMA Race Day Tee: As an added motivation for all the half marathon participants, PUMA has introduced the exclusive PUMA Race Day Tee. This will be presented to all the Half Marathon participants.

Commenting at the launch, Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director, PUMA India, said, We are in the second year of our association with the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. This partnership with the top running event in the nation, works in perfect synergy with the brand’s ideology. With an increase in popularity of the sport, races like the ADHM, provide a perfect platform to take Indian running to a whole new level.”



Prize Money: The ninth edition of the event offers an overall prize money of USD 2,70,000.
An additional incentive for elite runners breaking the course record is, INR 1,50,000 for Indian elites and overall course record jackpot of USD 8,000 for men and women. Another exciting introduction to the category is bonus of USD 9,000 for the man and woman beating the fastest half marathon time of the year 2016 as on ADHM race day, 20th November 2016.

Compulsory timed race: Continuing in its constant endeavour to evolve and owing to the increase in the number of serious participants each year, henceforth the event will only accept applications from runners who have attached a valid timing certificate of their run from the previous 24 months. Applicants who do not fall within the timed runner criteria can avail of the running places that have been allotted to the NGOs registered with India Cares, the event’s Philanthropy Partner. These running places will be available with the respective NGOs from 30th August - 07th October or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier.
In addition to this, the event will offer priority starts to participants based on their timing certificate.

To encourage female participation there are limited number of running spots in the half marathon reserved exclusively for non-timed women applicants.

On race day, runners will be divided into six sections

Section
Section Start time
Section End time 
A
--
Under 1 hr 55 min
B
1 hr 45 min
Under 2 hrs 06 min
C
2 hrs 06 min
Under 2 hrs 33 min
D
2 hrs 33 min
Under 2 hrs 57 min
E
                       2 hrs 57 min                                            Under 3 hrs 21 mins
Under 3 hrs 21 min
F
3 hrs 21 min and above + participants applying in Women’s Criteria and opting for Charity running places




Registration Avenues for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016
·         For online registration log onto www.adhm.procamrunning.in
·         Application forms along with requisite application fees can be deposited in the drop box located at:
Airtel Stores in Delhi & NCR (between 11 am & 7 pm): (1) A 6, Next to Haldirams, South Ext Part-I, New Delhi-110049; (2) S- 45, Ground floor, Sahara Mall, M.G. road, Gurgaon- 122002; (3) G 57, Aggarwal City Plaza, Sector 3, Rohini, New Delhi-110085; (4) SCF 51, Opp. Police station, Sector 15, Faridabad, Haryana- 121007; (5) M-5, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001 (6) J-20, Sector-18, Noida, UP- 201301
·         POST filled entry form and requisite entry fee to P.O. Box No. 3634, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi – 110 024.
·         For further details contact the event helpline number +91 96500 33333, which will be open from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday. Toll-free for Airtel subscribers and chargeable as per standard call rates for non-Airtel subscribers.







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How to Remove Gel Nail Polish?

Posted by: at 8/30/2016 09:35:00 am
India 30 August 2016:

Gel nail polish are very popular as it lasts longer than your regular nail polish. Removing gel nail polish is a bit tricky, so we prefer going to parlor to get it removed. Today we gonna show you a step by step tutorial on how to remove gel nail polish easily at home? 

How to Remove Gel Nail Polish?


What do we need to remove gel nail polish? 

So to remove gel nail polish easily at home we would need the following products which are easily available and dont cost a bomb which we would spend in the parlor if you had to get it done from there.

List of things needed to remove gel nail polish at home

We dont need no fancy stuff only a few basic items listed below :

  • Cotton balls
  • Acetone
  • Nail file
  • Orange stick
  • Aluminum foil
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Moisturizer
  • Small bowl
  • Towel


Step by step tutorial on how to remove gel nail polish easily at home : File your Nails :


Taking a nail file, file each nail so that the Acetone can penetrate below the final coat. 


Soak Cotton in Acetone 


Take a small bowl and pour acetone in it. Now take cotton and make 10 small cotton balls and let them soak in acetone. 

Applying Acetone and Wrapping with Foil


Now take the acetone soaked cotton balls one by one and place them on each of your fingers. As you put one cotton ball on one of your nails, Wrap that nail with a strip of aluminum foil, so that the cotton ball stays on the nail. Do this till all your nails are covered. Let your nails be covered for at least seven minutes.

Remove the Foil Wrapping 


After keeping your nails wrapped in aluminum foil for around seven minutes it's now time to set your nails free. 

Scrape off the Gel Polish


Do not use your fingernails to scrape of the gel polish. Use a wooden orange stick to scrape the gel polish off, It should come off easily. 

Wash your Hands Clean


After scarping off the gel nail polish, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and rinse with water. 

Buff your Nails


After washing and drying your hands, use a nail buffer to buff your nails of any remaining gel polish. Don't be very harsh while buffing your nails use smooth strokes. Always wash your hands after buffing to get rid of any dust from the buffing. 

Moisturize your Nails


All the acetone used and buffing done to remove the gel nail polish weakens the Nail bed and drys the skin around the nail. Use some nail oil and nail strengthener to moisturize your nails and strengthen them. 
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Skill India partners with CRPF jawans on skill development agenda

Posted by: at 8/30/2016 08:18:00 am

·         Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) partner in a mission mode to skill CRPF personnel

·         NSDF, NSDC and CRPF sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Bangalore, 30 August 2016: In a strategic partnership to drive the Skill India program and reap the country’s demographic dividend, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today joined hands and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) committing themselves to ensuring skill development of the CRPF service personnel, their wards and family members.


Skill India partners with CRPF jawans on skill development agenda

Skill India partners with CRPF jawans on skill development agenda


The three in the partnership have mutually agreed that they shall work together at CRPF Group Centres all across the country where Family Welfare Centres are functional and other CRPF locations, wherever it is possible to provide facilities, to impart skill development programs under the Skill India mission for the purposes of implementation of CRPF Multi-Skill Development Institutes Project.

The MoU was signed in the august presence of the Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Rajnath Singh and Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (I/C), Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The event was also graced by Shri Rohit Nandan, Secretary, MSDE and Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary, MSDE.

Commenting on the partnership, Shri Rajnath Singh said, “We have witnessed success of a similar project when MSDE partnered with the IAF personnel and the first batch was trained, assessed and certified and then offered placement. We want to extend the same opportunity to the CRPF jawans as well as part of their resettlement plan through a financially viable career which will ensure them gainful employment. Additionally our partnership will support their families of the jawans and martyrs, as well as communities in the vicinity. I am certain that this skill development program is a great opportunity where the two ministries can collaborate. We plan to replicate such initiatives with other paramilitary forces and will work with MSDE to scale this further.”

 Welcoming the initiative, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, “We are honoured that the Ministry of Home Affairs has recognised our efforts in skill development initiatives and has given this opportunity to work with them for the CRPF jawans. Both our ministries realise the value of such a knowledgeable, passionate and experienced workforce and also the contribution that their families make towards our country. This is our endeavour and our chance to give back to these personnel by training them on skill sets and creating opportunities for them which are equivalent to their current capacity and also creating training and job prospects for their family members.”

The skill development center set up under the MoU will cater to various needs of CRPF personnel, their families and the community in its vicinity. Under the MoU, the center will conduct welfare activities for family members of CRPF personnel, retired personnel, martyrs’ families, school students, youth and the specially-abled persons. The center will undertake various skill development programs by training these people and providing them employment opportunities, over the next five years starting from FY 2016-17.


Under this MoU, the CRPF plans to promote NSQF compliant skill development and entrepreneurship through vocational courses & training with various establishments in its administrative jurisdiction through apprenticeship schemes and making available spare equipment and machinery for training purposes. Spare equipment & machinery of welfare centre will be provided for training.

Also, CRPF runs several educational establishments at school level. Skill development activities if need be may be introduced at secondary and senior secondary levels in the schools through introduction of NSQF compliant “Applied Learning Courses” in terms of policy and programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development for vocationalization  of school education.

NSDC shall facilitate the skill training at CRPF skill development centres as per MOU through relevant schemes and through NSDC approved/SSC affiliated training partners upon due evaluation of the respective sites and in compliance with Scheme guidelines.

Like it has been in done in some parts already, NSDC shall conduct a special drive for Recognition of  Prior Learning (RPL) through conducting assessment and certification of the skilled and semi-skilled personnel who are currently engaged in CRPF both regular and contractual personnel.

The Parties shall put in place a management structure to be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the various programmes to achieve the objectives as outlined in MOU. The project will be reviewed jointly by all parties on a quarterly basis and appraised on an annual basis.
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Breastfeeding Equally Significant for Mother and Babies, Say Experts

Posted by: at 8/30/2016 07:15:00 am


·         Exclusive breastfeeding a must for infants, says WHO

·         Breastfeeding also enhances maternal health

Patiala, 30th August 2016: As India continues to bear the burden of one of the highest number of neonatal deaths, premature births, and low weight births in the world, experts have pointed out that breastfeeding is imperative for the overall development of newborns as well as their mothers, and should no longer be treated as an option.

Breastfeeding Equally Significant for Mother and Babies, Say Experts


The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed (without any solid food, formula, or water) for the first six months of life for achieving optimal growth.  ”Breast milk is the first natural food for infants that helps to protect babies against colds, tummy bugs, infections, allergies, viruses and many other infections. A breastfed baby has a lower chance of getting pneumonia and GI infections like diarrhea, compared to a formula-fed baby. Exclusive breastfeeding offers the greatest possible amount of protection for babies,” says Dr. Neeraj Arora Consultant Neonatologist Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala.

However, the significance of breastfeeding extends beyond basic nutrition and immunity. According to a recent report by UNICEF, breastfeeding immediately after birth, in the first hour, lowers chances of infant mortality. Breastfed babies are 20% less likely to die between 28 days and 1 year, compared to those who aren’t breastfed.

To reap maximum benefits, a baby must be fed exclusively with breast milk for the first 6 months, after which, the weaning process may begin. It also ensures better bone health and lowers the probability of infants developing cavities in their teeth. Most importantly, breastfeeding boosts the bond between the mother and child.


“Breastfeeding is the cornerstone of the child and the mother’s wellbeing. Breast milk is a good source of fat and cholesterol, and also an important feeder to building brain and nerve tissue. In addition to all kinds of vitamins and nutrients babies require, breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect babies from illness and also promotes cognitive development. On the other hand, mothers who make this a habit are at a lower risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis,” shares Dr. Neeraj Arora

“Some of the other health benefits associated with breastfeeding for women are reduced chances of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer as well as heart diseases, regulation of blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol levels. It also burns calories fast, and helps mothers lose pregnancy weight,” adds Dr. Neeraj.  

Unfortunately, breastfeeding rates continue to be dismal in our country and is often associated with stigma and shame when women choose do breastfeed in a public place. According to reports, in developing countries, only 1 in 3 mothers breastfeed. “Although breastfeeding is most effective for children and mothers regardless of where they live, it has been often overlooked. We should remember that breast milk is always the best and there can be no substitute for it. Awareness should be spread to get mother’s milk to every baby, especially the more vulnerable ones, such as premature babies, or those born to mothers who may not be able to breastfeed, due to infections like HIV,” said Dr. Jyoti Chawla Consultant Pediatrician Columbia Asia Hospital.

As the world celebrates World Breastfeeding Week, doctors at Columbia Asia reiterate that it is the need of the hour to push for programmes which encourage optimal breastfeeding practices. “In a way, it is a celebration of motherhood, of new life, and of the special bond that mothers and babies have,” said Dr. Jyoti Chawla.

About Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.


Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. is the only company in India to utilize 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) route in the hospital sector.

About Columbia Asia Group of Companies


The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organizations and individual investors. The group currently operates eleven facilities in India and has presence in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Mysore, Patiala and Pune. The company also operates hospitals in Malaysia (11), Vietnam (3), and Indonesia (3). The Indian management operations are managed from its office in Bangalore.
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Artist Aloud releases ‘Unarvugal’, a soulful Tamil musical by 15 year old Shakti Sivamani

Posted by: at 8/30/2016 05:55:00 am

Mumbai, 30 August 2016: True talent has no age limit and Artist Aloud, the preferred destination for independent music artists always provides platform for deserving talent. Artist Aloud recently released ‘Unarvugal’, a soulful Tamil musical by Shakti Sivamani, a young Tamil Nadu based musical producer. Shakti is only 15 years old and devoted his time for music. He unschooled at the age of 7 and learnt through online and offline education system. Shakti is a budding musician, who plays percussions, does playback signing, composes and writes his own lyrics.

Unarvugal which means feelings, that happens to everyone's life from birth, till death. Feeling a collision of love, pain, dreams, desire & eternity in life. All the 12 tracks have been created with intense happenings from real life stories. Each track has got different mood to express the feelings in life.
Artist Aloud releases ‘Unarvugal’, a soulful Tamil musical by 15 year old Shakti Sivamani


The primary team members involved in this album are Sargunam, Lyricist and Vishwa, MC Rapper. The intro song in the album Unarvugal is sung by Sargunam, Vishwa & Shakti Sivamani. Lyrics penned by Sargunam & Music composed by Shakti Sivamani. It’s a devotional song seeking blessings from Earth, Water, Air, Sky & Fire (Panchboodhas).

Listen to this unique album with a mix of songs in different genres now on www.artistaloud.com.

The song is also available on ArtistAloud.com, Hungama, iTunes India and iTunes International,
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