Ranbir Kapoor Photo / Pictures of Mumbai City FC- Dahi Handi Utsav

Posted by: at 8/25/2016 10:13:00 am


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Pic 1- Ranbir Kapoor, Co-owner, Mumbai City FC and Aditya Thackeray, Head of Yuva Sena along with the prize-winning all-girl gang during the Mumbai City FC Dahi Handi Utsav at Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul (Andheri Sports Complex – BKLP) on Janmashtami.

Pic 2- Ranbir Kapoor, Co-owner, Mumbai City FC breaking the Dahi Handi during the Mumbai City FC Dahi Handi Utsav at Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul (Andheri Sports Complex – BKLP).

Pic 3-  Ranbir Kapoor, Co-owner, Mumbai City FC, showing the auspicious coconut to the audience along as he prepares to break the auspicious football themed Dahi Handi on Janmashtami, with Aditya Thackeray, Head of Yuva Sena and Bimal Parekh, Team Owner, Mumbai City FC.

Pic 4- Young boy enjoying his fan moment with Ranbir Kapoor, Bollywood actor, during the Mumbai City FC Dahi Handi Utsav at Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul (Andheri Sports Complex – BKLP)

Pic 1- Ranbir Kapoor, Co-owner, Mumbai City FC and Aditya Thackeray, Head of Yuva Sena along with the prize-winning all-girl gang during the Mumbai City FC Dahi Handi Utsav at Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul (Andheri Sports Complex – BKLP) on Janmashtami.

Pic 2- Ranbir Kapoor, Co-owner, Mumbai City FC breaking the Dahi Handi during the Mumbai City FC Dahi Handi Utsav at Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul (Andheri Sports Complex – BKLP).

Pic 3-  Ranbir Kapoor, Co-owner, Mumbai City FC, showing the auspicious coconut to the audience along as he prepares to break the auspicious football themed Dahi Handi on Janmashtami, with Aditya Thackeray, Head of Yuva Sena and Bimal Parekh, Team Owner, Mumbai City FC.

Pic 4- Young boy enjoying his fan moment with Ranbir Kapoor, Bollywood actor, during the Mumbai City FC Dahi Handi Utsav at Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul (Andheri Sports Complex – BKLP)



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Elite brings Elite Model Look (EML) - LAUNCH OF THE MAX ELITE MODEL LOOK CONTEST 2016

Posted by: at 8/25/2016 06:54:00 am


A unique springboard to integrate the modeling universe…

India 25 August 2016: MAX, the country’s largest fashion forward brand, in its third year of association with Elite brings Elite Model Look (EML), one of the world's most prestigious modeling platforms to India. This will give a once in a lifetime opportunity to Indian models to showcase their best.

Elite brings Elite Model Look (EML) - LAUNCH OF THE MAX ELITE MODEL LOOK CONTEST 2016


Modeling, in India, is seldom taken seriously as a profession. Main reason for this misunderstanding is the lack of the correct platforms and mentors. Max has collaborated with EML to provide a streamlined career path for aspiring models. Max Elite Model Look, for the last two years, has been nurturing and guiding young models who want to make it big on both Indian and international runways.

Max Elite Model Look team is touring India (Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Chandigarh) with six castings that will take place from 27th August to 1st October, aiming to offer maximum opportunities for girls and boys to participate in the most renowned modeling contest and become part of the world’s most prestigious agency.


A dream that becomes reality…

For the 33rd consecutive year, Elite is organizing the most prestigious modeling contest in the world offering thousands of girls and boys (between the age of 16 and 22), the opportunity to achieve their dream and to follow in the footsteps of top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen, Sigrid Agren and Constance Jablonski.


Regional Casting

A team of eminent jury members, including Marc J. Robinson, a prominent name in the Indian modeling industry and license holder of Elite Model Look India, will be touring 6 cities in India to discover the best talent across the country.

The MAX Elite Model Look Hunt is coming to Hyderabad on 27th August, 2016, for their first casting of the year. It will be held at Forum Sujana Mall, between 11 AM- 4:30 PM. The competition will be judged by some of the most prestigious personalities from India’s fashion industry: Marc J. Robinson (Franchisee, Elite Model Look India), Vasanth Kumar (Executive Director, MAX Fashion India), Nicole Faria (Former Miss Earth 2010) and Manasvi Mamgai (Former Miss India 2010). Applicants need to bring two recent pictures including a head shot and a full body shot. A parental consent authorization letter is mandatory for contestants who are below eighteen years of age. Female applicants should wear minimal make-up and clothing that accentuates their figure such as skinny jeans or leggings and a basic fitted t-shirt. Male applicants should wear something that shows their vital stats and overall body structure such as skinny jeans and a basic t-shirt and no accessories such as cap or hat should be worn.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in Max Elite Model Look castings, the applicants must be:
- Female: Between the ages of 16 and 22 - At least 5’ 7 in or 172cm tall
- Male: Between the ages of 16 and 22 – At least 6’ or 183cm tall
- Of Indian Nationality


Casting Dates:

- 27-08-2016: Hyderabad
- 31-8-2016: Chennai
- 11-09-2016: Bangalore
- 17-09-2016: Chandigarh
- 24-09-2016: Delhi
- 01-10-2016: Mumbai


National Casting

At the end of this India tour, the selected participants will compete in the national casting that will be held on 3rd October in Mumbai. At the end of the National Casting, the Elite Model Look jury will choose sixteen contestants who will participate in the MAX Elite Model Look 2016 Grand Finale


Grooming 

National Casting finalists will undergo grooming sessions by industry experts including Marc Robinson and Erika Oliveira, an Elite Model and winner of prestigious Golden Globe for "Best Model Female”. These rigorous grooming sessions, conducted in a safe, supportive and fun environment, help aspiring models to understand the concept of stage presentation, poise, confidence and most importantly, the art to enhance and nurture their inner beauty. The experts will guide and mentor them to prepare for the Grand Finale which is scheduled to take place in October.

The winner takes it all

The winners are not only selected based on their photogenic qualities, their personality and their natural beauty but also for their potential to correspond to current fashion trends. The ultimate goal is to win a place in the prestigious World Final and represent India on international level. The winners will aim for the super model trophy and will also secure a 3-year contract with the Elite agency.

About MAX

Max is the leading fashion brand offering customers a one stop shop for clothing, accessories and footwear needs for the entire family. Max, a fashion brand of Landmark Group has pioneered the concept of ‘Latest fashion at great prices’ in the country, thereby offering the discerning shopper a vast choice with international fashion & quality. It offers apparel, footwear & accessories that are of the latest fashion trends. The store ambience offers an international shopping experience making shopping for the entire family an absolute delight. Globally Max has over 350 stores across 16 countries and in India, Max has more than 150 stores across 55 cities. The brand plans to have a network of 175 stores in India by the end of FY 16-17.
About Elite World

Elite World is part of the PGM Group, a global talent management company with a focus on fashion services and luxury brands. Along with Elite World, the Group owns Women Management and therefore holds a leading global position in the model management industry.

Elite was founded in Paris in 1972, and has been famous for discovering and launching the career of the most famous models in the world such as Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Gisele B√ľndchen and Stephanie Seymour to name a few.

The first international agency to open in China, Elite is nowadays the world’s largest modelling agency network present in the 5 continents with a network of 30 agencies.

Thanks to the opening in 2012 of the NY based agency The Society and the recent acquisition of Women Management, the Group is now leading the model management industry worldwide representing the highest ranking top models in the world such as Adriana Lima, Liu Wen, Kendall Jenner, Fei Fei Sun, Ming Xi, Cara Delevingne, Sigrid Agren, Catherine Mc Neil, Toni Garrn, Daria Strokous, Natasha Poly. Along with its women division the Group represents some of the industry’s recognizable men, such as Benjamin Eidem, Florian Luger, Diego Fragoso, Richard Biedul, Tony Thornburg and Janis Ancens through its international men divisions.

The PGM Group also owns La Perla, the Italian high-end luxury brand and the epitome of haute couture lingerie since 1954. To learn more, visit www.elitemodelworld.com

About Elite Model Look

In its long history Elite has shown an uncanny ability to anticipate the needs of the industry, ceaselessly seeking out new and culturally diverse expression of beauty. Each year since 1983 the Elite Model Look contest uncovers dynamic new faces to embody – and even inspire – the trends of the day. Elite Model look is definitely the leading international model search worldwide: it is active in over 30 countries across the world, and attracts thousands of entrants each year. It has discovered top models such as Cindy Crawford, Ming Xi, Sigrid Agren, Constance Jablonski, Fei Fei Sun and Gisele B√ľndchen amongst many other household names. Elite is the only model agency in the world to have such a successful scouting tool as Elite Model Look. Managed entirely in-house, it is the most influential and professionally respected contest in the industry, making Elite stand-out from the crowd. To learn more, visit www.elitemodellook.com.


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Columbia Asia Hospitals launches a comprehensive ‘Diabetes Care Program’

Posted by: at 8/25/2016 06:49:00 am

25th August, 2016 Bangalore: India is the global diabetes capital with the highest number of people being affected by this disease here, as per statistics from the International Diabetes Federation, India Chapter. World Health Organization (WHO) projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. Demanding job hours, erratic lifestyles and increasing prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity are some of the major factors leading to diabetes. An estimated one million Indians die each year due to diabetes. Every adult over the age of 40 is at risk, however, awareness about the disease is still low in the country.

Photo 1:  Launch of diabetes app (L to R) Dr. Sunil Rao, Vice President, Operations (South), Columbia Asia Hospitals; Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals; Col. Binu Sharma, Sr. V.P. Nursing Services, Columbia Asia Hospitals; Ms. Reeth Abraham, International Athlete and Arjuna Awardee; Mr. Vinay Kaul, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing, Columbia Asia Hospitals
Photo 1:  Launch of diabetes app (L to R) Dr. Sunil Rao, Vice President, Operations (South), Columbia Asia Hospitals; Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals; Col. Binu Sharma, Sr. V.P. Nursing Services, Columbia Asia Hospitals; Ms. Reeth Abraham, International Athlete and Arjuna Awardee; Mr. Vinay Kaul, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing, Columbia Asia Hospitals

Photo 2: Dr. Nandakumar Jairam addressing the media
Photo 2: Dr. Nandakumar Jairam addressing the media

Keeping this in mind, Columbia Asia Hospitals today announced the launch of ‘Columbia Diabetes Care Program – Checkmate for Diabetes’. This is the first time a multi-specialty hospital in India is providing a comprehensive, in house diabetes management program. It will aid patients with prevention and treatment options for diabetes. Also, other diabetes related issues like diabetic retinopathy, renal failure, etc. will be assessed and treated or retarded through this program.

On the occasion, the hospital also announced the plan to launch a mobile application that will be available free of cost. A ‘smart’ glucometer can be used for blood sugar level screening, by the patient and all the records would automatically get uploaded and will be accessible through the app.  This will not only keep a record of blood sugar monitoring over a period of time, but also intimate the endocrinologist/ diabetic educator, in case of any abnormal report. 

As part of the Diabetes Care program, the hospital also launched a ‘Diabetes Care Helpline’, which will be supported through a full-fledged  Call Center and will help patients and caregivers manage diabetes better. Now one can dial in 1800-208-2222 to raise any queries pertaining to diabetes and get a solution or advice from a diabetes educator. Moreover, if the patient is already using the ‘smart’ glucometer, his blood sugar details automatically gets updated in the app, and in case of any abnormal reports, he will receive a call from this call center to guide on the way forward.

The hospital also plans to launch initiatives where Diabetes tests will be conducted at clinics using mobile units.

“We are also providing diabetic patients with a team of dedicated care providers and equipping them with technology. This program will help doctors to understand the pattern of blood sugar for each patient observed over a period of time, and design appropriate treatment protocol, we have evolved this program with help and support from Diabetacare, BD and Bosch” said Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals.

“We have initiated a program in collaboration with expert Industry partners to impart knowledge and intensive hands-on training to Diabetes Educators. This will help equip them with customized solutions and aid clinicians and people with diabetes who are being initiated on insulin, said Col. Binu Sharma, Sr. V.P. Nursing Services, Columbia Asia Hospitals. The diabetes educators have also been trained in retinal screening and foot examination. They shall use specialized tools to educate and guide the diabetic population. They shall provide and facilitate comprehensive support to our patients.   

The hospital will provide dedicated caregivers to help patients with gestational diabetes. These diabetes educators will guide, and train them as advised by the Endocrinologists whenever required, to manage diabetes during pregnancy. Again ‘smart’ glucometers will be given to mothers to enable diabetes educator from the call centre, to touch base, as and when required.


For Type 1 diabetes, which principally affects children and young adults, the hospital is organizing educational sessions for parents and counselling sessions for affected children with specialists to allay their fears and help them lead a normal life.

 “Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can well be kept under control with lifestyle modifications. Life doesn’t stop with diabetes! Several professional sportspersons have continued with their sports after being diagnosed with diabetes. Wasim Akram, Arthur Ashe, Scott Coleman, are just to name a few,” said, Ms. Reeth Abraham, International Athlete and Arjuna Awardee.

“A smart way to stay fit and manage lifestyle diseases is to get involved in at least one sport. Though in a country like India the focus is on academics, and not many aspire to have a career in sports, it is extremely important to engage yourselves and your children into sports, and pursue it as a hobby,” added Reeth.

Talking about the comprehensive Diabetes Care program, Dr. Sunil Rao, Vice President, Operations (South), Columbia Asia Hospitals, said, “Columbia Diabetes Care will be a one stop solution for diabetic patients. Right from endocrinologists, to diabetic educators and counsellors, nutritionists and  specialists in Neurology, Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology, we will provide complete support to our patients. Moreover, being a multi-specialty hospital we will be extending support to patients for any diabetes related co-morbid complications.”  


Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Vinay Kaul, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing, Columbia Asia Hospitals said, “We are glad to announce the launch of Columbia Diabetes University which is a collaboration based engagement program with care providers in the community. Columbia Asia will institute structured training programs through specialists as well as share its expertise and protocols for diabetes management with all interested clinics in the community.”

“In addition, we will also run an outcome based engagement program with our patients. As part of this program, we will recognize and reward (through cash and non-cash) initiatives taken by patients to control their diabetes” Kaul added. 

Dr. Ritesh Raj from NM Medical Clinic congratulated Columbia Asia Hospitals. He said, “I am especially looking forward to collaborating with Columbia Asia under the Columbia Diabetes University.”

The comprehensive diabetes management program will cater to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics as well as for those with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). The program will enable participants to lead a healthy and active life at home and at work.

It is based on a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the challenges of managing diabetes holistically with involvement of specialists, family physicians, support staff and patient/care giver; all enabled through internationally benchmarked protocols and mobile technology based interventions.

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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RENAULT INDIA DELIVERED 400 VEHICLES TO ITS CUSTOMERS IN KERALA ON CHINGAM

Posted by: at 8/25/2016 06:39:00 am


New Delhi, August 25, 2016: Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, made Chingam a memorable and delightful experience for its customers by delivering 400 Renault vehicles in a single day across the state of Kerala in India.

Renault India delivered 400 vehicles to its customers in Kerala on Chingam-


Kerala is an important market for Renault and the company has continued to maintain a positive momentum in the region. Recently, Renault launched a comprehensive door step service facility ‘Workshop on Wheels’ (WOW) in Kerala to facilitate the servicing of Renault vehicles, even in the remotest areas. Renault’s ‘Workshop on Wheels’ is fully equipped and can perform 80% of workshop operations including all maintenance services and minor repairs. Also as part of its commitment to enhance customer satisfaction with an enriched brand ownership experience, the company had organized a Mega Service Camp from June 17th to 24th, 2016 across all Renault dealerships in Kerala where trained and well-qualified service technicians were dedicated to provide the care and expert attention that is needed for the cars.


Chingam which fell on Aug 17th is the first day of the Malayalam New Year calander and is considered very auspicious in Kerala. Onam, the harvest festival, falls in the month of Chingam and the celebrations begin within a fortnight of the Malayalam New Year.

ABOUT RENAULT 

Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S. France and currently offers seven models in the Indian market – the premium sedan Fluence, the luxury SUV Koleos, the premium compact car Pulse, the segment-breaker SUV Duster, the premium sedan Scala, the revolutionary MPV Lodgy and the recently-launched global compact hatchback, Renault KWID.

Renault India cars are manufactured in the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Currently, Renault India also has a widespread presence of more than 219 sales and service facilities across the country with benchmark sales and service quality.

Renault India’s product line up and services have also seen strong recognition among customers and industry experts alike, winning more than 60 titles, including 31 accolades for Duster as well as awards for Pulse and Scala, making Renault India one of the most awarded automotive brands in a single year in India. The recently launched Renault KWID has already bagged 25 awards, which include 9 Car of the Year Awards.
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UTCA and Connect Broadband’s Joint Initiation is already a Smashing Success

Posted by: at 8/25/2016 06:34:00 am
UTCA and Connect Broadband’s Joint Initiation is already a Smashing Success

Chandigarh, Aug 25th 2016: Connect Broadband market leader in broadband and fixed line segment, is enthusiastic about the way their association with UTCA,is shaping up. The ongoing UTCA and Connect Broadband League witnessed two matches played on Sector 16 ground in Chandigarh.


One of these matches was played between Chandigarh police and Videocon Connect. It was a tough match that stringently tested the true caliber of each player. The fielders of Videocon Connect very energetically did whatever they could to stop each hit from the opposition team.


Chandigarh Police batted first and scored 127 runs with Vikas and Ramandeep scoring 25 and 26 each. Videocon Connect started off well but lost some quick wickets in the end and eventually were bowled out for 101 with 4.3 overs to spare.

The match was trying yet entertaining till the last moment. Kuljeet from Videocon Connect played flashing innings of 24 runs from 17 balls. Sudhir from Videocon Connect picked up 4 wickets while Rajiv from Chandigarh police picked up 5 wickets for 5 runs and was adjudged as Man of the Match.

The Videocon Connect team landed on the field with a plethora of confidence and conviction in their batting line. At the post match conference, Captain of the Videocon Connect team, said, “it was not an easy match, the opposition team had a strong line with ace batsmen and bowlers. We started well but lost few quick wickets in the end which made all the difference”.

The other match was played between Mohali Industry Association and Axis Bank. Thanks to ­­­outstanding innings of 89 from 49 balls by Daman Singh,   Mohali Industry Association won the match by ­­74 runs for the ongoing tournament for UTCA, in association with Connect Broadband. The Mohali Industry Association bowlers were exceptionally good and restricted Axis bank to 98 runs only. Daman Singh was adjudged as man of the match.


Mr. Prem Ojha, Chief Operating Officer, Connect Broadband was the guest of honor and Sh B Purushartha IAS Commissioner Muncipal Corporation Chandigarh and  Mr Ramvir Bhatti Chairman Market Committee were the chief guest for the match. They were seen enjoying their time and met each player of the winning teams at the post match conference.


About CONNECT

CONNECT is a part of 10 Billion US$ Videocon Group and is a pan India ISP Licensee with market leadership in Punjab Telecom Circle, which consists of Punjab, the Union Territory of Chandigarh and Panchkula. The Company also provides a full gamut of telecommunication services, which includes voice telephony, both Wireline and fixed wireless, Internet services, broadband data services and a range of value added service viz., Centrex, leased lines, voice mail and video conferencing. Connect has recently expanded its coverage footprint with launch of data services in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

What more? CONNECT also provides Wireless Broadband service across Punjab. Offering high speed internet through a wireless medium, CONNECT Wireless Broadband enables users to access internet through their Laptops, PCs, Tablets, Wi-Fi enabled phones in the wireless vicinity & FTTH which is a Broadband telecommunications system based on fiber-optic cables and associated optical electronics. The technology reaches the boundary of the living space, such as a box on the outside wall of a home. Quadruple play of high-speed broadband, high-definition video, unlimited 'anywhere' telephony, and real-time surveillance are a few key take-aways for users.
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