Russian sports minister denies doping cover up: Reports

first_imgRussian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday he denied accusations of covering up a positive doping test from a top-flight Russian footballer, TASS news agency reported.Mutko said on Wednesday the allegations by German public broadcaster ARD/WDR were an attempt to sway a ruling on Russia’s ban from international athletics ahead of the Rio Olympics.The minister also said Russian former anti-doping chief Grigory Rodchenkov, who has spoken widely about his role orchestrating systematic cheating in Russia, was being paid by those who had given him refuge after he left the country.Rodchenkov is currently in the United States.last_img read more

Serena Williams blasts 13 aces to down Vania King in US Open

first_imgAfter 17 trips to Flushing Meadows and six US Open titles, Serena Williams did something on Thursday she had never done before – win a match indoors. (Death of glamour at US Open: No Maria Sharapova, no Ana Ivanovic)With the new high-tech retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium slammed shut because of persistent rain, Williams swept past American compatriot Vania King 6-3, 6-3 in a tidy 65 minutes to ease into the third round. (Serena Williams’ 183-week stay at the top under threat)’LITTLE DIFFERENT'”It was a little different playing with Ashe closed but it still feels great,” said Williams. “It’s very, very loud out there.”It’s definitely different because everywhere you play is really quiet. Here it’s super loud.”Indoors or outdoors, night or day, rain or shine, it has made little difference to Williams at the U.S. Open, the 34-year-old having now racked up 86 victories at Flushing Meadows.Williams’s victory against an over-matched King may have been one of her easiest, the world number one in complete control from the outset, looking like a champion who never had to shift out of first gear.’SHOULD HAVE PLAYED BETTER’Despite the one-sided match, Williams was extremely critical of her performance, convinced it should have been better.”I just think it should have been a different scoreline for me,” said Williams. “I feel like I made a lot of errors but there’s nothing I can do about that now.”What really matters is I got the win.”PUTS DOUBTS TO RESTadvertisementWilliams arrived at the year’s final grand slam with concerns swirling around a sore shoulder that hampered her at the Rio Olympics and forced her to pull out of a tournament in Cincinnati.But she put any doubts about her fitness to rest, blasting 13 aces past King while hitting 38 winners to just four by her opponent.”It’s stable, I just got to keep it like that,” Williams said of her right shoulder. “It’s two matches in and usually you want to be able to play seven matches”I definitely want to keep it as good as it can be.”ANOTHER MILESTONEIt seems every year history beckons Williams at Flushing Meadows and on Thursday she reached yet another milestone by tying Martina Navratilova for most career grand slam wins with 306.There are other marks well within the American’s grasp during the fortnight. A seventh U.S. Open title would move her past Chris Evert for the most in the Open Era.It would also be her 23rd grand slam win, moving her past Steffi Graf, again for the most in the Open Era, one shy of the great Margaret Court who tops the all-time list with 24.last_img read more

UP madrassas told to celebrate I Day, event to be videograped

first_imgLucknow, Aug 11 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government has directed all madrassas (Islamic schools) to hold celebrations on Independence Day and videograph the event, according to minority welfare minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary.The event to be held on August 15 should include hoisting the tri-colour, singing the national anthem and paying tributes to freedom fighters.The Minister said it will inspire students and they will learn more about the contribution of the freedom fighters.He said the children can treasure the memories of the Independence Day celebrations through the photographs and videos which will also act as a source of inspiration for others.”Unlike the previous governments, which indulged in politics of appeasement, we are a government with nationalist bent of mind,” he told PTI today.The BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath took over the reins of the state in March.”Every citizen born in India celebrates different festivals ranging from Holi, Diwali, Eid and Lohri. But when it comes to national festivals, they are celebrated by the entire nation. “And, the madrassas should not exclude themselves from participating in the national festivals,” Chaudhary said. At present, around 8,000 madrasas in UP are recognised by the government body UP Madrassa Shiksha Parishad. Among these, 560 are fully aided by the state. The minister said celebrations in madrassas on Independence Day will be videographed and photographed so that good programmes can be encouraged and repeated in future. “Today is an era of technology. The videos made during the Independence Day can be shared among the students. They can treasure the memories of the Independence Day celebrations. Apart from this, it will act as a source of inspiration for others,” he said. Asked as to what prompted the government to issue the above directives to the madrassas, Chaudhary said, “Directives were issued as the government recognised that madrassas get funds from the state government and are supposed to celebrate the national festivals including Independence Day.”advertisement”Through different cultural programmes, the students will be made aware of the rich history of the freedom struggle and the heroic deeds of our revolutionaries and martyrs. They will definitely draw inspiration from their heroic tales.” Taking a swipe at political rivals, he said, “Those who are trying to impute motives and suspecting the intention of the government, I doubt their nationalist credentials.”According to the circular, on Independence Day, flag hoisting and recitation of the National Anthem will take place at 8 am. Following this, tributes will be paid to the martyrs of the freedom struggle. Students will sing songs on nationalism and will be told about the history of August 15 and the freedom fighters. Besides, cultural programmes will be organised on the theme of national unity, along with sports activities. Sweets will be distributed at the end of the session. The circular asks minority welfare officers to direct all madrassas to ensure that Independence Day is celebrated with zeal and that all the programmes mentioned above are organised. Welcoming the move, BJP leader Romana Siddiqui said, “August 15 is our Independence Day. Every institute in the country celebrates the day with full patriotic fervour, then why should the madarssas lag behind.”If convents and missionary schools celebrate Independence Day by holding a number of events, then why not the madarssas.” PTI NAV SMI RT GSN RTlast_img read more

10 months agoSACKED! Asier Garitano loses job at Real Sociedad

first_imgSACKED! Asier Garitano loses job at Real Sociedadby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAsier Garitano has been sacked by Real Sociedad.The team are fifteenth, with five wins, four draws and eight defeats, and Garitano’s style hasn’t convinced the board of the club.”We appreciate Asier Garitano’s contribution, professionalism and dedication,” a brief statement read, wishing him all the best for the future.Imanol Alguacil, who already took charge of the team at the end of last season after the dismissal of Eusebio, and who was head of the academy since then, takes over. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Trey Lyles Is Auctioning Off Several Signed Pairs Of His Game-Worn Shoes

first_imgTrey Lyles ShoesTrey Lyles ShoesKentucky freshman forward Trey Lyles just turned pro this week, and while he won’t be receiving any NBA paychecks for a few more months, he’s already getting into the business of making money. Lyles took to Twitter this morning to start an open auction for several pairs of his game-worn sneakers. They’re signed by him and going to the highest bidder.You can see in the photo he has an impressive collection.Who wants a pair of signed game worn shoes from me? They will be getting auctioned off to the highest bidder!— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) April 12, 2015Here’s a photo of the shoes that are being sold.— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) April 12, 2015How much would you pay for a pair of these kicks? And which ones would you bid on?last_img read more

International Experts Assessing Cancer Programme

first_imgThe country’s cancer control programme is expected to be strengthened following an assessment by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Since Monday, March 4, a high-level team from IAEA has been carrying out a comprehensive evaluation of the country’s cancer control capacity in the areas of cancer planning, cancer information, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, palliative care, and training. Coming out of the appraisal, the team will make recommendations for the development of the island’s cancer control capabilities. Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, who met with the IAEA representatives at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in Kingston on Tuesday, March 5, welcomed the assessment, noting that it will provide “a quantum shift in how we deal with cancer care in Jamaica”. He noted that the cancer care agenda is one of the priority areas of the administration, as it seeks to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica. Currently, NCDs account for more than 56 per cent of deaths in the country, 21 per cent of which is due to cancer. “Jamaica made a commitment, in the global community, to reduce NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025, and we intend to do everything in our power to meet that target,” he stated. The Minister informed that in meeting the target, Jamaica has formulated its first strategic plan for NCDs. The plan addresses the four major conditions causing death and morbidity in the country, namely: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory diseases; and the four major risk factors – physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, harmful use of alcohol and tobacco use. Discussions with the IAEA representatives focused on cancer control planning and management, epidemiology, cancer prevention, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment, radiation oncology and palliative care.last_img read more

Jennie Garth To Attend Pioneering Spirit Gala

first_imgThe Water4 Foundation, based out of Oklahoma City, today announced The First Annual Pioneering Spirit Gala that will be held on Thursday, September 27th.Special guests including actress Jennie Garth (90210), Congressman Chairman J.C. Watts, The Twister host Kathi Yeager and Grammy Award Winner Sandi Patty will join together to celebrate the past and future pioneering spirit of Oklahoma in an effort to eradicate the world’s lack of clean water one community at a time.Water4’s unique mission has a deep history in Oklahoma. In 1901 Co-Founder Terri Greenly’s great grandmother won a plot of land without water in the lottery, which led the family to understand the importance of water issues and how their water pumping business could help address the world water crisis. Over 100 years later, Oklahomans are coming together to support the effort to end the world water crisis. Oklahoma is blessed with clean water today, but every 22 seconds around the world a child dies from preventable water-related disease.Native Oklahoman and Water4 Foundation Ambassador, Jennie Garth will join guests, while local radio host Kathi Yeager will be the emcee of the evening. Those attending the gala will also have the pleasure of experiencing a performance by Grammy Award Winner and Sooner state native Sandi Patti.“Terri and I are excited to host Water4 Foundation’s first annual Gala to raise awareness and support for the solution to the little known, worst crisis of humanity, the lack of clean drinking water to the bottom billion in the world. For the first time in history, this solution to fixing the world’s water crisis (4000+ child deaths per day) is within our grasp, provided by the pioneering spirit of Oklahomans. This will be a fun night that will be both challenging and inspirational.” says Dick Greenly, Co-Founder of Water4 Foundation.“There is a complex need for access to clean drinking water in the developing world but the solution is simple. Water4 Foundation is empowering people to solve this crisis in a way that no other Foundation has done before. I am honored to join Oklahomans in raising awareness and support, ” says Water4 Ambassador Jennie Garth.“It is an honor for Don and me to come along side Water4. We love that Water4 gets right to the heart of the issue by offering a simple sustainable solution to clean water. When you get to the heart of the issue, you reach the heart of the people,” adds Grammy Award Winner Sandi Patty and her husband Don Peslis.Gala attendees will be among the first to view a sneak-preview of Water4 Foundation’s upcoming documentary. The documentary will further reinforce Water4’s commitment to bringing renewed hope and urgency to provide clean drinking water for those who so desperately need it throughout the world. In addition to the documentary viewing, the First Annual Gala will feature a silent auction to support Water4’s role in combatting the global water crisis. Cynde Roof’s acclaimed artwork will be featured at the auction, along with other local artists. All proceeds from the evening will support Water4’s efforts to provide clean water throughout the world.For more info, click here.last_img read more

Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction On Now

first_imgThe Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction is on now – all of the celebrity shoes are available to bid on now until the 15th December on eBayShoes have been donated from celebrities all around the world and they are up for grabs on eBay. One lucky bidder could be the proud owner of Kate Winslet’s YSL heels or Rafael Nadal’s winning Wimbledon trainers or even the shoes that Professor Green, The Rolling Stones and Rita Ora wore at Glastonbury 2013. Someone could be going to their christmas party wearing the shoes that Madonna wore on her MDNA tour or Vivienne Westwood’s clompers that have walked on haute couture catwalks of the world or Taylor Swift’s Keds that she wore on her 2013 Red Tour.All the funds raised from the auction will go to Small Steps Project, the UK charity which delivers shoes, emergency aid and sustainable solutions to children surviving from scavenging on rubbish dumps. SSP helps these children take small steps off the dumps and into education, breaking the cycle of poverty, in which they are trapped.Other stars who have donated shoes include Kylie Minogue, Brian May, Chris Martin, Elton John, Eminem, Florence Welch, Jessie J, Madonna, Mark Ronson, Mick Jagger, Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Stiller, Daniel Radcliffe, Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Sigourney Weaver, Andre Agassi, Andy Murray, Naomi Campbell, John Cleese, Ricky Gervais, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and many more.100% of the proceeds go to Small Steps Project’s mission to support children around the world who live on rubbish dumps and survive from scavenging.last_img read more

The power of pole BC woman finds her passion in pole dancing

first_img“Everyone is very encouraging and it’s about women’s empowerment,” Davison said. Advertisement Glenny Davison tried just about every fitness trend before she found pole dancing.From a young age, she did yoga, pilates and boxing, but it wasn’t until she was looking to get into shape later in life that she found pole dancing.Davison, who was introduced to the sport at age 38, says she loved it because of the whole-body workout it gave her when she was aiming to get back into shape, but she really stuck with it because of the camaraderie and support she found. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Glenny Davison was 40 when she started competing in pole competitions. Now she teaches it. (Mellissa Dayman-Langen) Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Newly elected Winnipeg city councillor Sherri Rollins faces questions about her changing

first_imgMelissa RidgenAPTN NewsNewly-elected Winnipeg city councillor Sherri Rollins faced questions Friday about her Indigenous identity after first claiming she was Metis, then a member of the Huron-Wendat community, and finally Miami.Rollins was elected last month as councillor for the Fort Rouge- East Fort Garry ward in a city that has Canada’s largest Indigenous population.Part of her campaign during the election was that she is “a proud Huron-Wendat woman.” Rollins also identified as Huron-Wendat when she worked with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.It’s the first thing mentioned on her Twitter account.When asked about her roots, Rollins said in an email to APTN “I was born and raised in Ottawa.” She couldn’t provide a community connection, only that her family is from the Windsor-Detroit corridor 300 years ago.In a later email, Rollins said her great, great, great grandmother wasn’t Huron-Wendat, but rather Miami.“I grew thinking I was Huron-Wendat,” she said in the email.Huron-Wendat Nation said with no bloodline connection, she can’t claim to be Huron-Wendat and their legal office is looking into the matter.The Wyandot of Anderdon Nation in Michigan, in the Windsor-Detroit corridor also doesn’t claim her or her family.When told that, Rollins said her identity “is layered.”“Like many Canadians, it’s multifaceted,” Rollins told reporters at Winnipeg city hall Friday, adding she identifies “as an Indigenous woman of Huron-Wendat, Miami descent, and First Nations and French and as a Jew.”In an undated article in The Jewish Post she also identified as Metis, saying “Wendat and Métis are my French Canadian, Catholic culture,” she’s quoted.She denied claiming that Friday.“No, I get called Metis a lot but I said I identify as a Jew, I identify as French, I identify if I eat Yorkshire pudding sometimes you know, I feel really British,” she told reporters.She insists she hasn’t used an Indigenous identity as a means to getting any job, including her council seat or her job with the TRC or the national MMIWG inquiry.“That’s supposing that I didn’t run on community safety, that I didn’t run on economic development and social development. That I didn’t run on social inclusion,” she said.St. Mary’s University Professor Darryl Leroux has researched a growing trend in Eastern Canada of French Canadians claiming they’re indigenous today, based on an ancestor from several hundred years ago.“Research in historical demography, which essentially studies the overall genealogical profile of the population, estimates that 75 per cent of French-Canadians have Indigenous ancestry,” Leroux said. “The average amount is in the range of less than one per cent.”He said if all French-Canadians with this small amount of Indigenous ancestry claim today to be indigenous, there would be approximately nine million new Indigenous people in Canada immediately.mridgen@aptn.calast_img read more

Adidas: Spain’s FA has no grounds for ending contract

MADRID — Adidas says Spain’s soccer federation has no grounds for terminating its contract with the sports apparel company, and will fight to keep the agreement in place.The Spanish soccer federation said Monday it was ending its contract with Adidas and opened negotiations with other apparel companies. Adidas has had a deal with Spain since 1991 and the current contract was due to expire in 2026, but the soccer federation said it no longer meets “the criteria of legality, transparency and fairness that the federation considers minimally acceptable.”Adidas told The Associated Press in a statement on Tuesday that “the contract has been consistently upheld by both parties and there are no grounds for termination.”The German company reinforced its “commitment to uphold the contract until the mutually agreed-upon date of expiration and, if need be, the company will resort to any measure to protect its interests.”Spain had said it was looking for a new partner after “months of unsuccessful negotiations with Adidas.”It said it would continue to fulfil its contract with the German company until a new partner was found and the current deal was terminated.Adidas said it “has been proudly committed to offering the best service and providing top-quality products to the Governing Body of Football in Spain.”___More AP soccer: and Associated Press read more

Five videos focus on hunger for UN agencys online competition

14 August 2008The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has selected five finalists in its competition for a short video to raise public awareness about global hunger. Last November WFP called on students and would-be filmmakers to draw attention to hunger by creating short videos that would be hosted on YouTube online. Some 70 videos were submitted from countries including Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and the United States.A jury from the fields of film, journalism and humanitarian aid selected the finalists.“We absolutely need the YouTube generation if we are going to get ahead of the hunger curve,” said juror and WFP’s Director of Communications and Public Policy Strategy, Nancy Roman, adding that a child dies of hunger somewhere in the world every six seconds.The five finalists include a video of a man struggling to open a tin can without tools, a woman miming cooking a meal without food, and a well-to-do family sitting down to dinner and choosing which one of them is to eat that night.The entrants can be seen at and The video which draws the most viewers by World Food Day on 16 October will win a trip for its producer to shoot a video at a relief operation operated by WFP. Juror Edward Zwick, Director of “Blood Diamond” and “The Last Samurai,” applauded the talent represented in several entries, noting that leading submissions “not only demonstrated a strong graphic sense as well as a strong theatrical sense, they also were able to present a simple idea clearly and – perhaps just as important – with wit and power.” read more

UN to complete review next month

The members of the panel were Marzuki Darusman of Indonesia (chair), Yasmin Sooka of South Africa and Steven Ratner of the United States. They began their work in September 2010. (Colombo Gazette) The internal review is part of a recommendation by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to look at some of the incidents during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka. The committee involved in the review is being headed by Charles Petrie after former committee head Thoraya Obaid had to step down for personal reasons. UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon had decided that he will respond positively to the panel’s recommendation for a review of the UN’s actions regarding the implementation of its humanitarian and protection mandates during the war in Sri Lanka – particularly in the last stages – and its aftermath.The three-member panel of experts was set up following the Joint Statement made by Ban and President Mahinda Rajapaksa after the Secretary-General visited Sri Lanka shortly after the end of the conflict. The United Nations (UN) will complete a review on its actions in Sri Lanka during the war by next month, a UN spokesman said.UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said that the review started in April 2012 and will be completed by July 2012 or thereabouts. read more

Big data can have a big impact on achievement of Global Goals

“The theme for 2017 is Big Data for Big Impact, which will explore the power of big data for development and examine the opportunities to convert unprecedented quantities of data into information that can drive development,” said the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication, Union Houlin Zhao, in his message on the Day. Mr. Zhao projects that the insight brought about by more focused data analysis will enable evidence-based decision-making at national, regional and international levels and help to advance the UN 2030 Agenda and its corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated annually on 17 May to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.This year’s commemoration also provides an occasion to take a closer look at the importance of governance and regulation, says Mr. Zaho, highlighting the implications for personal privacy and security given the future exponential growth in data and connectivity.The ITU Secretary-General further states that activities undertaken by the ITU membership will contribute towards building momentum to embrace big data on a global scale and to seize new opportunities to address development challenges.Recently ITU announced the top-90 winning Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) initiatives from around the world competing for prestigious WSIS Prizes 2017, with over a million online votes casted for 345 nominated projects. The winners will be announced during ITU’s World Summit on the Information Society Forum in June. read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between June 30, 2019 to July 7, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierShine raises money for deceased Vietnam veteran’s grave by Heather BurnsPublic Buildings update by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchWilmington Agrees To Mediation On Proposed Detox Facility by Dave CopelandLowell SunWilmington police arrest 2, seize 29 grams of fentanyl by Aaron CurtisLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Violation of plastic ban to attract penalty

first_imgRajamahendravaram: Municipal Commissioner Sumit Kumar has said that a fine of Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000 will be imposed on the respective traders who sell or use plastic carry bags and related material in the city. Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, he said the ban on plastic was imposed to make Rajamahendravaram as plastic-free city to reduce environmental pollution. The special teams constituted for the implementation of plastic ban effectively will intensify the raids on fruit, juice, vegetable, cloth, kirana, meat, chicken shops etc in this regard. The respective officials were also directed not to spare anyone in this regard, he said. He appealed to the people and business community to extend their cooperation to combat plastic menace in the city and advised the people to use cloth and paper bags.last_img read more

Harris County Uses Military Aircraft To Attack Mosquitoes

first_imgListen Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:57 Harris County Department of Public HealthThe area of Harris County that will be covered y the aerial spraying.Umair Shah is with the Harris County Department of Public Health.He says now is a critical time to fight mosquitoes after Harvey left behind the standing water they breed in.“We generally look at about a week or two after you start to see the water receding, that you start to have the mosquito activity increasing,” he says.The county normally uses trucks to spray but they can only reach certain areas and it’s time consuming.So now, the county is calling in help from the U.S Air Force Reserve.Modified cargo planes will spray 600,000 acres of Harris County with insecticide.“Areas that we can’t get with our ground trucks or areas we see an increased volume of mosquitoes that we feel that it would take to long to be able to do it through ground coverage, that’s where the aerial spraying comes in,” Shah says.He says the insecticide is safe and most people won’t notice it, but it could affect bees so they’re warning beekeepers to cover their colonies.The aerial spraying will begin Thursday evening.last_img read more

Want Turkish lamps

first_imgThe ongoing India International Trade Fair has a whole host of participants from across the globe thronging Pragati Maidan — bringing the best of products from their homeland. Countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, South Africa, Ghana, Republic of Belarus, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar have all put up stalls at Hall 6 and 18 with homegrown crafts and products.Our neighbours Bangladesh and Pakistan have brought their rich weaves and textiles and one can pick up (depending on the budget) designerwear and even local weaves. Karachi salwars and the latest fashion collections from different parts of Pakistan are all there. One could also find tables and crockery made from onyx and rich handcrafts from the tribal belts of Pakistan. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bangladeshi saris, textiles and weaves are both colourful and quite cheap compared with its Indian counterparts. Their stall also has rich jute products like bags and home decor items on display.When you enter Hall no. 18, you get to see colourful items from countries like Thailand. From hair accessories to small clips, brooches,  to colourful lanterns, sandals, and pumps for as cheap as Rs 200— you can get them all here.  Leather shoes cost between Rs 400 and Rs 700. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou can also buy interesting collections of wind chimes, jewelleries, stone ornaments, knits, cotton garments, pullovers for winters and other wollen items.Sri Lanka exhibited a range of  decorative artificial flowers and gems. Myanmar also had a rich display of stone and gemstones.The Turkey stall was filled with a rich collection of lamps, ceramic pottery pieces priced at Rs 200 a piece. Paintings, calligraphy on metal, metal imagery of pyramids, of the Sphinx and dead Pharaohs all formed a part of the exhibition from Egypt. Iran brought in dry fruits, saffron and sweets which the country is known for.At the South Africa stall, there are colourful beaded ornaments, specially crafted and sculpted structures of birds, lamp shades, wall hangings, wooden pots, hand painted and beaded crockery, colourful dolls in South African tribal attires, masks, pillows, bags made out of waste, knitted crochets, frames, beaded cutleries and more. The Ghana stall has wooden handicrafts, alongwith traditional masks and basket weaves on display.Want home utility products? Head to the Hong Kong stall for mink blankets, cushion covers,  bed spread and crockery.    Experiencing the culture of so many different countries, give your home a global touch at IITF. We would say you won’t come back disappointed. But yes, load your purse before going.last_img read more


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