Federer into 11th Wimbledon final, faces Cilic for title

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Mayweather, McGregor clash over racism FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cilic, the 2014 US Open winner, fired 25 aces and 70 winners past world number 28 Querrey, the man who ended Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion in the quarter-finals.“It’s unbelievable. I have played really well from the start of the tournament,” said 28-year-old Cilic.“Sam played at a high level especially in the first set. I was 4/1 up in the tie-break and didn’t convert.“But after that I was better in the return games. I thought the level was really high.“I’m feeling a positive on the court. It’s extremely important. My emotions are helping me a little bit.”Cilic admitted he faces a tough challenge trying to depose sentimental favorite Federer on Sunday.“Roger is playing the best tennis of his career on this court,” said Cilic, the second Croatian man to make the final after 2001 champion — and former coach — Goran Ivanisevic.“I never doubted it. Who knows what will happen in the final? It’s great to see Cilic there,” Ivanisevic told the BBC.Cilic took a 4-0 career lead over Querrey into Friday’s semi-final, including a marathon 5hr 31 min win at Wimbledon in 2012, the second longest match in tournament history. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet With Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic suffering injury-hit exits in the quarter-finals and Rafael Nadal losing in the last 16, Federer will be the favorite to become Wimbledon’s oldest champion, succeeding Arthur Ashe who was almost 32 when he won in 1975.But despite leading Cilic 6-1 in career meetings, Federer will be wary of a man who was two sets to love up on him in the quarter-finals last year and held match points.“We had a brutal quarter-final last year here and he crushed me in straight sets at the US Open in 2014,” said Federer.“I have to play offensive. If you give Marin time on the ball, he can finish points nicely. The court is still playing quite fast.“It helps on my serve, but it also helps him. I’m sure it’s going to be a close match.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after beating Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych at the end of their Men’s Singles semifinal match on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. APLONDON—Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 11th Wimbledon final on Friday (Saturday, Manila), downing 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.The 35-year-old, bidding to win a record eighth title and become the oldest champion at the All England Club in the Open era, will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Sunday’s final.ADVERTISEMENT Federer had defeated 2010 runner-up Berdych 18 times in 24 matches before Friday and he was quickly in the ascendancy, breaking for 3-2.But an uncharacteristic double fault handed the break back in the eighth game before the 18-time major winner played a more composed tiebreak.He pocketed the opener when Berdych miss-hit and ballooned the ball wide.Berdych kept pressing but had to fend off more break points in the fourth game of the second set before Federer again swept through the breaker on the back of a 5/1 lead.The big Czech would have to win from two sets down at the Slams for the first time in 38 matches if he were to return to the final.Unbelievable Berdych, who had the face of his vanquished quarter-final opponent Djokovic painted on the tongues of his tennis shoes, saved a break point in the fifth game of the third set.Federer then saved two to go to 3-3, made the Czech pay with a break for 4-3 and raced through a 50-second service game for 5-3.Victory was his in the 10th game when Berdych netted a weary forehand.“This guy doesn’t really seem to be getting any older,” said Berdych of Federer who has made the final without dropping a set. Seventh seeded Cilic reached his first Wimbledon title match at the 11th attempt with a 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5 win over America’s Sam Querrey.READ: Big-hitting Cilic tops Querrey to make Wimbledon final FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I feel very privileged to be in another final and get the pleasure to play on Centre Court another time,” said Federer who was playing in his 42nd Grand Slam semi-final.He is the second oldest man to make the Wimbledon final after 39-year-old Ken Rosewall finished runner-up in 1974. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Ancelotti: Lewy won’t leave Bayern

first_imgBayern München Ancelotti: Lewandowski will finish his career at Bayern Joe Wright 02:05 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) robert lewandowski - cropped Bongarts Bayern München UEFA Champions League Carlo Ancelotti Robert Lewandowski PSG PSG v Bayern München The Poland sharp-shooter is reportedly unsettled at his current club, but his coach cannot see him leaving the Allianz Arena Carlo Ancelotti says Robert Lewandowski will finish his career at Bayern Munich, despite speculation over the striker’s future.The Poland international caused controversy last month when he appeared to question the Bundesliga champions’ transfer policy.Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned him about the comments and former captain Stefan Effenberg said he should be sold for his “attack” on the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Barcelona and Real Madrid have been linked with Lewandowski in the past, as have Paris Saint-Germain, who face them in the Champions League on Wednesday.Ancelotti, however, has no doubt Lewandowski will not leave the Allianz Arena.”He has a four-year contract. Robert will end his career with Bayern,” he told a news conference.It’s @MrAncelotti’s turn: “I had a great time here and have many wonderful memories. I want my team to play their best tomorrow.” #PSGFCB pic.twitter.com/PdGzxFuRN3— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 26, 2017Bayern’s form has been patchy in the early weeks of the season, with new signings James Rodriguez and Corentin Tolisso yet to adjust fully to their new surroundings, meaning veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery continue to be relied upon for inspiration in attack.But Ancelotti sees no problem in trusting players who are 33 and 34 respectively to lead his team from the front.”They are playing well this season,” he said. “I had players in the past who played until they were 40, although they were defenders.”Ancelotti has few concerns when it comes to team selection for Wednesday’s meeting with his old club, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and full-back Rafinha the only major absentees.The Italian is happy to have the headache of trying to name his best side for a game he believes could be crucial to Bayern’s chances of winning the group.”All the players are available; it won’t be easy to decide,” he said. “We have to produce a complete performance in attack and defence.”It’s an important game. Obviously it won’t decide anything yet, but we want to win the group.”last_img read more

Video: Shannon Spake’s Mic Picks Up Arkansas Player Saying “God We Suck” Before Kliff Kingsbury Interview

first_imgA general view of Arkansas' football field.FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)2015 is not going the way that Arkansas envisioned. After ending last season with all kinds of momentum, the Razorbacks have lost two straight games to Toledo and now a struggling Texas Tech team. As ESPN’s Shannon Spake was getting ready to interview the winning coach, Kliff Kingsbury, her mic caught an unidentified Arkansas player saying “god we suck.” It’s not too loud, but with headphones in, it is very clear.“God we suck.” pic.twitter.com/wtx7WdOt4P— Jack Lyall (@jackllyall) September 20, 2015We’re sure plenty of Arkansas fans share the same sentiment after the last few weeks.last_img read more

Cast Anchor at Jeffrey Beers’ New Waterside District in Norfolk, Virginia

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer A few of the concepts include Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, which evokes a dark pirate ship feel (flames included); the crisp Harbor Club (can you say, views); the light and airy Blue Moon Tap House; fresh seafood from Stripers Waterside; the PBR Coors Banquet Bar; the Blue Moon Taphouse; and — wait for it — a Fudgery featuring handmade, traditional sweets. The craft beers are also inspired by the city of Norfolk, which is home to a longstanding Naval base, several warship museums, and leagues of other seafaring history.Waterside District not only reminds us how hungry we are, but of the potential for hospitality architecture to evoke a feeling in its visitors and a common ground for connection. For instance, the Waterside District garage space hosts family movie nights (catch Hocus Pocus on October 24), so bring your chair for the promenade, grab a beer, and enjoy the East Coast fall.Created for The Cordish Companies, who recently enlisted Jeffrey Beers for their Atlanta sports bar complex, Live! At the Battery, Waterside is similarly social but embodies the spirit of a very different setting. Nautical knots and a view that washes in the salty air creates a home away from home. Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market Photo by Max TouheyA Titanic on land, Jeffrey Beers International’s newest hospitality design project, Waterside District, brings 55,000-square-feet of dining and drinks to the waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia.Seven distinct restaurants and bars are strung together with a similar theme of maritime odes, including seashell-white dining furniture, blackened steel, and exposed structural elements that evoke the gritty glory of this area’s former shipyard aesthetic. You can even find a sailboat hanging from the rafters. Sailors and pirates alike are welcome.These highly intentional design elements have come to be a calling card for Jeffrey Beers and the firm’s other projects, which include Brooklyn’s newest Gotham at The Ashland. This time, the layout invites us to cast anchor for the day at Waterside District and coast into evening, becoming entranced by the wide range of fare and the marriage with architectural charms. 1. Blue Moon Taphouse 2. Blue Moon Taphouse 3. Harbor Club 4. Harbor Club 5. PBR Coors Banquet Bar 6. PBR Coors Banquet Bar 7. Marketplace 8. Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse 9. Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse 10. Waterside District What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerplast_img read more

Permanent Secretary Highlights Inclusion in Tourism

first_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, says the Government is seeking to build an inclusive sector through a digital transformation from which all Jamaicans can benefit.Ms. Griffith was speaking at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Tourism Awareness Week Thanksgiving Service, which was held at the Calvary Baptist Church, in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday (September 23).“Building an inclusive sector where all Jamaicans can benefit from tourism’s success is always foremost in the Government’s thinking, and digital technology is helping us to enhance such an inclusion. There is no doubt that digital technology has revolutionised the way in which we live, the way we think, and the way we see the world,” she said.“Consider our daily lives; we use smart devices to pay our bills, watch movies, attend classes, order meals, meet potential partners and even track down lost friends… such is the use of technology,” Ms. Griffith added.The Permanent Secretary argued that tourism has not escaped the digital revolution, as every technology that affects the citizenry impacts the industry.She said that contrary to popular belief, technology has not hampered the tourism experience, but has enhanced it, leading to more enticing opportunities for both the traveller and the destination.“Travellers can [now] visit interactive web portals to reach and to research travel destinations and accommodations. They can do so via online platforms such as Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline, and they can book an entire customised trip themselves on their mobile phones or laptops,” the Permanent Secretary said.She pointed out that new technologies have affected the travel industry in a most profound way, changing traveller behaviour and expectations.Tourism Awareness Week 2018, being observed from September 23 to September 29, is being held under the theme ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation’.Other activities will include a Tourism Action Club Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, as well as a digital marketing competition that will highlight Jamaica’s hidden tourism gems. Ms. Griffith was speaking at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Tourism Awareness Week Thanksgiving Service, which was held at the Calvary Baptist Church, in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday (September 23). Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, says the Government is seeking to build an inclusive sector through a digital transformation from which all Jamaicans can benefit. center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

Viking Line Bins Option for Second Cruiseferry at Xiamen

first_imgzoom Finland-based ferry company Viking Line has decided not to exercise the option to order another passenger vessel from China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry.The option was included in the shipbuilding contract signed with Xiamen in July 2017. Consequently, the option has expired, Viking Line said.The deal, worth EUR 194 million (USD 241 million), includes a new cruise vessel intended for the Turku (Finland) – Åland Islands – Stockholm (Sweden) route.Scheduled for delivery in 2020, the newbuilding will have a gross tonnage of 63,000 tons, a length of 218 meters and a capacity of 2,800 people.Viking Line earlier said that the new energy-efficient vessel will be a collaborative project engaging a number of Finnish and other European suppliers.With a fleet of seven vessels, the company provides passenger and cargo carrier services on the routes connecting Sweden, Finland and Estonia.last_img read more

The great bond of union

first_imgThe third edition of Samvad – Hindu-Buddhist initiative for conflict avoidance and environmental consciousness – is being held in Ulaan Bataar, capital of Mongolia – a region and civilisation that gives rise to images of valour, of spirituality and a deep connect with India of the yore. An initiative of PM Modi and realised through the efforts of the New Delhi based Vivekananda International Foundation, over the years Samvad has emerged as one of the principal global Indic civilisational outreach platforms. It will see a convergence of scholars, thinkers, spiritual and religious masters, public intellectuals from across the world. They will gather to deliberate on the need for strengthening the Indic-Dharmic narrative and to discuss how to shape and influence, through the power of civilisational thought, philosophical wisdom and cultural outreach, the emerging neo-world order in which the Indic civilisational framework aspires to play an increasingly decisive role. Also Read – A special kind of bondIn Mongolia, the third edition of Samvad has struck a deep chord. Leaders, both political and religious, see it as a great confluence from which will emerge a refreshed civilisational partnership. Despite the many vicissitudes and challenges, Mongolians see Samvad as taking forward to the next step what PM Modi had initiated here in 2015. The Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament, the Prime Minister of Mongolia, most of the leading Buddhist monks led by the venerable Khamba Lama, head of the Gandan Monastery – the centre of Mongolian Buddhism – a most venerated figure in Mongolia, who is the co-host, are all going to be active participants in this congregation. Also Read – Insider threat managementWhy Mongolia, some have asked. The region which was once central to our Bharat has over the years receded in memory and is only now gravitating back towards centrality once more, especially after 2015 when PM Modi undertook a historic visit to the country and imparted a modern shape to our ancient connect. Iconic Kushak Bakula Rinpoche’s centenary year in 2018 and its fitting observance brought this region, its cultural and strategic importance to centre-stage once more. As I sit here next door to the branch of the Pethub Monastery in Ulaan Bataar, the thoughts of Rinpoche Bakula and his decade long tenure as India’s Ambassador in Mongolia, his great efforts in reinfusing a new vigour and energy to Buddhism in Mongolia come to mind. An unparalleled patriot – Rinpoche Bakula was unequivocal that Ladakh’s future and fate lie with India – he did more than anyone else to firmly re-establish Bharat’s presence in the region. In recent times, PM Modi rekindled that flame through his visit and outreach. But again, why Mongolia, as some have averred, that question is perhaps best answered in the words of another intellectual giant, a polymath and civilisational scholar, the likes of which India has not seen in recent times. Dr Raghuvira continues to be a venerated name in this part of the world. In that difficult era of minimal physical connectivity, his series of outreach to Mongolia, his efforts to preserve Mongolian texts and to reconnect both our countries culturally remains unparalleled in the history of modern scholarship of both the countries. Being an active politician – eighth president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh – Dr Raghuvira never gave up on his quest for connecting and retracing India’s civilisational footprints. Why Mongolia thus is best answered in his words, “It is surprising to an extraordinary degree when one goes into the interior of Mongolia and finds a herdsman who is interested in the literary theories of Dandin’s Kavyadarsa or wants clarification of some point in Panini’s phonetics…One of the mountains in Mongolia is named Sumeru and another Vaidurya. A lake is named after Durga. Yamantaka, Mahakala, Yama and Kali are worshipped among all the Mongols. Goddess Tara is cherished by men, women and children…Stories of King Bhoja and Vikramaditya are prevalent under the name of Arji Burji, that is the form which has endeared itself to the tongues of the Mongols. Pronounced in our way, it will be Raja Bhoja. The small lyric of Kalidasa, Meghaduta has also found a place of honour in Mongolian literature; similarly, the stories of Panchatantra…” The fundamental vision of Samvad is again perhaps best described in the words of Dr Raghuvira who had penned a piece titled, “We the Pilgrim Beings”, a good seven years before independence in 1947. Referring to countries and civilisations of southeast Asia, far east and Mongolia, he observed, how, “In spite of the difference in the political control of these countries inhabited by diverse people, Indian culture still remains as the great bond of union. Political boundaries have been changing for the last 2000 years, ever since, Indian culture spread to these countries. Different dynasties have ruled over them, sometimes they have been free and sometimes dependent. But Indian culture has come down as one continuous flow…The glory of India lies in the distribution of spiritual gifts…” The rediscovery of that “great bond of union” and to re-state and re-invent it for the present geostrategic, geo-cultural context is then the deeper aim and vision of Samvad. Samvad evolved out of the vision of PM Modi. Over the years, ever since he became PM and has undertaken an extensive and unceasing world outreach at all levels, Modi has spoken of the twenty-first century as being the Asian century. He has defined and articulated a vision of the Asian century in which the civilisational southeast Asian collective, the contours of the Indo-Pacific and the shores and periphery of the Indian Ocean will play a major role. PM Modi has emphasised that in shaping and defining the Asian century, the wisdom and message of Buddha, the eternal and pragmatic truths of the Vedas and the roots of Dharmic thought will play a crucial role. India, being the land of Buddha’s birth, being the land in which the Master propounded his philosophy, being the centre from which radiated his wisdom the world over for centuries, has a special role and responsibility to generate a synergy and make an united effort towards realising the hope and dream of an Asian century. India’s civilisational wisdom of environmental consciousness, its thought on governance and statecraft, its well-evolved and recorded positions on moralities and values in the polity and in human dealings are pointers which can help evolve a credible and enduring narrative of the Asian century. India has the capacity to blend the soft and the hard power, she has the ability to evolve a smart power matrix as well. PM Modi has clearly seen and felt the need of re-stating these on the world stage, of giving these a modern context and idiom and of the need for India to retrace her civilisational footstep in the region. India’s footsteps and outreach continue to be looked upon as a benign touch, a touch that aspires to partner, to celebrate local diversities and uniqueness, that strives to strengthen bonds of partnership and camaraderie. A sense of hegemony, an imposed uniformity, a rough and violent approach is entirely absent in India’s outreach. PM Modi had commissioned a grand Buddha murti as well as the construction of the Battsagaan Grand Assembly Hall in the Gandan Monastery, both of which will be consecrated in the morning of September 6. In his vision, these new infusions will stand as symbols of a new beginning. The golden Buddha murti, designed by the legendary sculptor Ram Sutaar, has been installed in the Grand Assembly Hall overlooking the mesmerising Bogd Khan mountain range that encircles Ulaan Bataar. It has a magical look, Buddha’s look of Karuna – compassion is piercing as well as engulfing. “This is a statue, a look, which the people of Mongolia have not seen in ages, it has generated a wave among the people here…”, an elderly monk whispered, when I stood to gaze at it. Samvad aims to kindle such emotions in its quest to realise the Asian Century. (The author is Director, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Trump pulls the US out of the Paris climate accord

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC. – US President Donald Trump has officially announced the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad.He said his administration would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms. “As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord,” Trump said during a White House Rose Garden announcement. Suggesting renegotiating re-entry was not a major priority, he said, “If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine.”By abandoning the world’s chief effort to slow the tide of planetary warming, Trump was fulfilling a top campaign pledge. But he was also breaking from many of America’s staunches allies, who have expressed alarm about the decision.Under former President Barack Obama, the US had agreed to reduce emissions to 26 per cent to 28 per cent of 2005 levels by 2025 — about 1.6 billion tons.But Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the US “to the exclusive benefit of other countries,” leaving American businesses and taxpayers to absorb the cost.Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming sooner as a result of the president’s decision because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. Calculations suggest withdrawal could result in emissions of up to 3 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide in the air a year — enough to melt ice sheets faster, raise seas higher and trigger more extreme weather.The US is the world’s second-largest emitter of carbon, following only China. Beijing, however, has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting its targets under the Paris accord, recently canceling construction of about 100 coal-fired power plants and investing billions in massive wind and solar projects.The White House had signaled earlier in the week that withdrawal was likely, but Trump has been known to change his mind at the last minute on such major decisions.Vice-President Mike Pence feels Trump is “choosing to put American jobs and American consumers first” with his announcement that the US will withdraw from the Paris accord.Former President Barack Obama says the Trump administration is joining “a small handful of nations that reject the future” by withdrawing from the Paris climate change pact.Obama is defending the deal that his administration painstakingly negotiated. He says the countries that stay in the Paris deal will “reap the benefits in ”jobs and industries created.” He says the US should be ”at the front of the pack.”The former president says in a statement that Trump’s decision reflects “the absence of American leadership.” But Obama says he’s confident nonetheless that US cities, states and businesses will fill the void by taking the lead on protecting the climate.Obama says that businesses have chosen “a low-carbon future” and are already investing heavily in renewable sources like wind and solar.last_img read more

Novartis GSK Lilly sign multibilliondollar deals to trade business units

GENEVA – Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday with other major pharmaceutical companies that it said would reduce sales but boost profitability, while affecting some 15,000 of its employees globally.The Basel, Switzerland-based company said it has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline plc’s cancer-drug business for $14.5 billion, plus up to $1.5 billion more if certain milestones are met, and to divest most of its vaccines business to GSK for $7.1 billion, plus royalties.The two drugmakers also are creating a new consumer health care business through a joint venture. It combines Novartis’ over-the-counter drug business with GSK’s consumer business to create a new entity that would generate $10 billion a year in revenue. Novartis would own 36.5 per cent of the new business, focusing on pain management, coughs and colds and dermatology.All the deals between Novartis and GSK are timed to close simultaneously.Separately, Novartis said it will sell off its animal health division to U.S.-based Eli Lilly & Co. for about $5.4 billion.In a statement, Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez said the deals mark “a transformational moment” for the company by refocusing its business around three core strengths: innovative drugs, eye care and generics.“They also improve our financial strength, and are expected to add to our growth rates and margins immediately,” he said.The oncology business that Novartis is picking up from GSK had revenue of $1.6 billion and a 20 per cent growth rate last year, Jimenez told reporters in a conference call.And the Swiss company said its flu business, which is not part of the sale to U.K.-based GSK, would be divested in another pending deal, but it did not provide more specifics.Taken together, the deals will reduce Novartis’ sales by about $4 billion, from $60 billion down to $56 billion, Jimenez said, but the company’s “absolute profit goes up and that’s partly because we’re acquiring the oncology products and we are divesting products that have lower profit.”The transactions affect some 15,000 of the company’s 135,000 employees globally, he said, and “they will move with the divestitures or into that joint venture.”Novartis employs about 2,000 people in Ontario and Quebec.Jimenez, however, said Novartis won’t fire anyone. All Novartis employees whose units are being sold off “will be fully transferred to the new owners,” he said.– With files from The Canadian Press. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by John Heilprin, The Associated Press Posted Apr 22, 2014 12:26 am MDT Novartis, GSK, Lilly sign multibillion-dollar deals to trade business units A Novartis employee works in a laboratory in Prangins, Switzerland on Oct. 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Keystone, Yannick Bailly read more

SpaceXs Elon Musk unveils spacecraft designed to fly astronauts to space station

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will revolutionize access to space.The cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2 featured landing legs and a propulsion system designed to land the manned craft anywhere on land “with the accuracy of a helicopter,” Musk said Thursday at the Southern California rocket builder’s headquarters near Los Angeles International Airport.The technology would enable rapid reloading and reusability of the spacecraft, he said, noting that in the past rockets and space craft return to Earth in a fireball, rendering them unusable.“This is extremely important for revolutionizing access to space because as long as we continue to throw away rockets and space crafts, we will never truly have access to space it’ll always be incredibly expensive,” Musk said.The white capsule also featured a sleek interior with swing-up computer screens at the control station, a two-level seating system to accommodate up to seven astronauts and large windows for them to marvel at Earth’s curvature.Since the shuttle fleet retired in 2011, NASA has depended on Russian rockets to transport astronauts to orbit and back, paying nearly $71 million per seat. The space agency has said it wants U.S. companies to fill the void by 2017 and has doled out seed money to spur innovation.SpaceX — short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — has made four cargo runs to the giant orbiting outpost some 200 miles (320 kilometres) above Earth. Just last month, its Dragon capsule splashed into the Pacific, returning nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment.Companies competing for the right to ferry station astronauts need to design a spacecraft that can seat a crew of four or more and be equipped with life support systems and an escape hatch in case of emergency. SpaceX has said it’s designing a seven-seat spacecraft.SpaceX and longtime NASA contractor Boeing Co. are “more or less neck and neck” in the competition, but there’s a long way to go before astronauts can rocket out of the atmosphere on private spacecraft, said John Logsdon, professor emeritus of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.Logsdon said progress by private companies is slower than anticipated mainly because Congress has not fully funded NASA’s budget request for the effort. He said it’s important for the U.S. to wean its reliance on Russia given the political tension over the annexation of Crimea.“It’s essential to have our own capability to transport people to space,” he said. “This is an important step in that direction.” by Raquel Maria Dillon, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2014 10:36 pm MDT SpaceX’s Elon Musk unveils spacecraft designed to fly astronauts to space station AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Column Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russias LGBT

first_imgALTHOUGH THERE HAS been a lot of recent international focus on the struggles of the LGBT community in Russia, the problems we have faced have been ongoing for some time. While there has been a lot of discussion about this summer’s “gay propaganda” law and talk about whether the international community or athletes should make a stand at the Sochi Winter Olympics this January, the Russian anti-homosexual campaigns began in earnest in the run-up to the legislative elections in 2011.Putin’s administration used attacks on LGBT rights to divide those in the opposition movement, and to divert attention away from what had been bigger problems in people’s minds – like access to education and healthcare as well general outrage about wide-spread corruption.‘Propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors’The ‘gay propaganda law’, as it is being called by many people,has been passed in the Duma but is yet to be fully implemented. The law has not come fully into force in part because the wording of the legislation is so vague. Nobody is quite sure what “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors” really means but, nevertheless, it creates a climate of uncertainty in which no one really knows where they stand. The proposed punishments for individuals found guilty of breaching this law are fines, while for organisations there are very hefty fines and forced closure of operations.There is, however, another law that is stifling not only the LGBT movement but also civil society organisations more generally. This law requires any group that receives any money from abroad to register as a “foreign agent”. This is a label that makes it very easy to turn public opinion against an organisation’s cause, and is also a way to place more restrictions on these groups’ actions.One of these restrictions has been the banning of gay pride parades in Moscow. Because many groups now need to register as foreign agents, it is much easier for the government to tell the story that these social and democratic movements, including the LGBT movement, are Western influences at work and that they are against Russian values.LGBT people are being taken seriously for the first timeFor a long time in Russia, LGBT people used to be simply considered freaks and outsiders, and we were never part of the public dialogue. These laws, the international backlash and the public’s reaction have made LGBT people appear ‘dangerous’, which is a bad state of affairs.However, this also means that LGBT people are being taken seriously, even if negatively, for the first time, and there is finally a public conversation in Russia about LGBT issues and rights. Moreover, the new law helped mobilise the LGBT movement from within. Similar to Thatcher’s Section 28 – which also aimed at preventing the “promotion of homosexuality” – this Russian law has also become a unifying force for diverse LGBT groups who now feel more solidarity than ever in Russia, with new groups emerging and old ones mobilising their supporters. Meanwhile, we have been receiving significant support from ordinary people and human rights groups in Russia.Unfortunately, as LGBT people become more visible and more vocal about challenging discrimination and seeking equal rights, there has been an increase in attacks on LGBT people by far-right groups –violence that the police often fail to investigate. I myself was attacked by a homophobic gang while protesting outside the Duma with a group of other LGBT campaigners, and my nose was broken. Even though the police caught the men who attacked me, they were released without any charge.International solidarity: the best route forwardThe gay propaganda law and the increase in violence has produced international solidarity, both within the LGBT community in other countries, but also more widely. We have gained a lot of support, and have been able to learn from the successes and hardships of other LGBT movements in their fight against discrimination.Support from citizens of other countries and non-governmental bodies, like the Dublin-based organisation, Front Line Defenders, can increase pressure on our Government more than sanctions by foreign governments, which can sometimes be dismissed as ‘Western meddling’ in Russian affairs.Economic sanctions or an economic boycott would effect ordinary people much more than officials in the Government. They would also contribute to further isolation and marginalisation of the LGBT people in Russian society. At the same time, it is a great illusion that Western leaders are particularly concerned about human rights and democracy. The US President Barack Obama made it very clear when he met with members of LGBT groups in St Petersburg, during a visit to discuss action on Syria, that human rights was just not top of America’s agenda when dealing with Russia.The change must come from withinPart of what campaigners and citizens have been calling for, both in Russia and in other countries, is for countries or athletes to boycott the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. There are differing opinions on this but I, and many others, think that the Winter Olympics is an important opportunity to protest and draw even more international attention to the way Russia is treating LGBT people as second-class citizens as well as other violations of freedoms and rights in this country.There will be a large focus in many countries on their athletes competing, and this gives the LGBT movements and citizens in those countries a chance to show solidarity with us. A boycott would make that more difficult.So, some things have become more difficult for LGBT people in Russia in recent times, but with that difficulty comes the hope that change for the better isn’t impossible. The only alternatives would be to stay quiet, or leave the country – neither of which are acceptable options.International help and support is necessary, but the change to Russia’s attitudes to LGBT people can’t come from a foreign country. If there is to be real change, it has to come from a grass-roots movement of LGBT people in Russia. And that’s where it is coming from.Igor Yassin is an LGBT activist in Moscow’s Rainbow Association. He was in Dublin this October attending the 7th Front Line Defenders Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders, a gathering of 135 human rights defenders from 90 countries. Igor also spoke at a side event run in conjunction with the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network.Read: ‘Gay athletes will be made feel comfortable at Winter Olympics,’ insists PutinRead: Here’s the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festivalColumn: ‘Coming out’ as gay meant that, at 54, I could finally be myselflast_img read more

830 WWE Results Tallahassee Florida Reigns vs Wyatt

first_img Google+ Twitter Videos Articles Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Videos Articles Luke Harper Returns To WWE Live Luke Harper 8/30 WWE Results: Tallahassee, Florida1. WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback def. The Big Show2. Cesaro def. Bo Dallas3. Natalya def. Emma4. Chris Jericho def. Luke Harper5. Randy Orton def. Sheamus6. Neville def. Stardust7. R-Truth def. Heath Slater8. The Lucha Dragons def. Los Matadores w/El Torito9. Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt in a Street Fight. Wyatts laid out Reigns after, then Truth and Neville as well, who ran in to help. Ryback ran in and gave Braun Strowman the Meathook, followed by Reigns recovering with the Superman Punch to send the Wyatts fleeing. Babyfaces celebrated to end the show.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipLuke Harper Returns To WWE LiveVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever New matches announced for Summerslam, Updated card in three weeks in Torontocenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Now Playing Up Next “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Villareal sack manager Javi Calleja

first_imgVillareal has parted company with Javi Calleja after a poor start to the season that left the club just three points above the relegation zone in La Liga.Calleja led Villareal to a fifth-place finish and Europa League football last season, but the Yellow Submarines have struggled this term.The club has won just one league game since September while their Europa League qualification hangs by a thread.“Villarreal has decided to rescind Javi Callejas contract as first-team coach. The club would like to thank the coach for his work, dedication, and professionalism on the Yellows bench after taking charge early on last season, and wish him the best of luck in his sporting career.,” read an official statement on the club’s website.“As a professional footballer, Calleja played for the Villarreal first team in one of the most successful eras of the club, reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He also played for CD Onda when it was affiliated to Villarreal CF, as well as turning out for Real Madrid C, RSD Alcalá, Málaga CF and CA Osasuna.“The first-team training session, that was going to take place at 10:30am at the Villarreal CF Training Ground (Ciudad Deportiva), will still take place at the same location (time to be confirmed).“The club will announce the new Villarreal CF manager in the coming hours.”last_img read more

42 overeat or eat unhealthily because of workplace stress

first_imgMore than four in 10 (42%) employee respondents overeat or eat unhealthy foods because of workplace stress, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.Its survey of 1,006 full-time and part-time employees also found that 31% of respondents who work in an open-plan office believe that either their colleagues or their boss would not approve if they used their full lunch hour to exercise, compared with 14% of respondents who work from home.The research also found:61% of respondents who work outside are more likely to make unhealthy food choices at work, compared to 58% of those who work in an open-plan office, 50% of respondents who work on a shop or business floor, and 32% of respondents who work from home.58% of office-based respondents agree that their job does not leave them time to exercise, compared to 38% of respondents who work from home.45% of respondents who work in an open-plan office have put on weight since they started their current role, compared to 28% who work from home.31% of respondents describe themselves as being frequent or occasional smokers, and 11% of respondents drink with colleagues three to four times a week or more.87% of office-based respondents and 72% of home-based respondents spend most of their working day sitting down, and 64% and 47% of respondents, respectively, are too tired before or after work to exercise.Paul Avis (pictured), marketing director at Canada Life Group, said: “With employees spending the majority of their week at work, the habits we develop in the workplace can have a real impact on our long-term health. Although this is partly down to [employees’] own health choices, our research reveals some workplace environments are more likely to cultivate behaviours with real health risk implications than others.“Employers can alleviate the issue of poor workplace health by communicating positive health and wellbeing messages to staff. Employee assistance programmes (EAPs), such as those included alongside most group income protection products, are a vital tool in maintaining a healthy workforce. These services can help promote healthy actions and support employees should their wellbeing begin to suffer.“All employers have a duty of care towards their employees, and regularly communicating the importance of health and wellbeing will result in a happier, and ultimately more productive, workforce.”last_img read more

Central Council working to put Juneau parcels into trust

first_imgThe Andrew Hope Building in downtown Juneau is among the parcels that the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is proposing to put in trust. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has applied to the federal government to put seven parcels in downtown Juneau into a federal trust.Listen nowFor decades the federal government had prevented Alaska Native tribes from putting lands into trust that can exempt it from local laws.But a court decision last year overturned the so-called Alaska exemption opening up new opportunities for tribal sovereignty that mirrors Indian country in the Lower 48.The Juneau-based Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is nearly at the end of the process. Its application calls for putting seven downtown parcels into a federal trust. The land includes the Andrew Hope Building and surrounding parking on what was once a summer village inhabited by the Aakʼw Ḵwáan.“It’s going to stay a parking lot. We have really no plans to get into any kind of big ventures there or anything. In fact, we need more parking — not less,” Richard Peterson, the Central Council’s president, said. “So you’re not going to see us throw up a five-story shopping center or something like that.”Peterson said putting land into trust would be a milestone and make the tribe eligible for more federal grants.So far only one other Alaska tribe has completed the process — and the issue remains complex.Tribal sovereignty can affect anything from local zoning to police and fire coverage.“When land goes into trust under these circumstances it removes regulatory authority over the parcels,” Juneau City Attorney Amy Mead said. “Those issues need to be worked out before the city can take a position. We really don’t know what Central Council’s position is with respect to how we’re going to coexist.”The tribe plans to work all that out with the city, Peterson said.“We want to have an agreement so that we have law enforcement,” Peterson said. “We certainly are worried about fire protection so we want to talk to them about what that means.”The city has asked for 30-day extension beyond the May 5 deadline imposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.Mead said the law requires the Juneau Assembly to deliberate in an open meeting and scheduling that takes time.“These are very new in Alaska so we’re doing the best we can trying to find our way through this process,” Mead said.The city’s appeal to slow down the process hasn’t created acrimony.“You know I understand their desire to want  a little extra time to make sure they can take a look at things,” Peterson said. “I don’t think we really have any opposition to that.”A ruling by the Bureau of Indian Affairs over the city’s request for more time is expected within the week.last_img read more

Court Rules Feds Must Tell DACA Recipients Why Protections Are Being Revoked

first_img Share Justin Dehn | Houston Public MediaTexans protest in front of the Attorney General’s office after the White House announced it would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.The same day the U.S. Supreme Court declined to fast-track a decision President Donald Trump wanted on the fate of the nation’s “Dreamers,” a federal district judge granted undocumented immigrants a separate, temporary victory.U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Monday issued a temporary injunction that prevents Department of Homeland Security officials from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, status from young, undocumented immigrants without notice or explanation. The department must also give DACA recipients an opportunity to respond, according to the decision. DACA, which Trump has threatened to let expire in March, is an Obama-era program that awarded renewable, two-year work permits and a reprieve from deportation proceedings to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.Monday’s ruling out of California in IEIYC & Arreola v. Nielsen also grants class-action status to future defendants, which means that similar cases — including those in Texas — must follow the judge’s guidelines, said David Hausman, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrant Rights Project. The ACLU and the ACLU of Southern California filed the suit on behalf of the three DACA recipients in California who alleged that their status had been revoked despite being in full compliance with the law.“Anyone who in the future will be subject to termination without notice is part of our class,” Hausman said. “It means the result in our case is all the more important.” The case could now return to Gutierrez’s court for a full hearing, or the government could appeal the injunction. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services, which administers DACA, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The lawsuit alleges that the Department of Homeland Security illegally and arbitrarily revoked DACA permits based on unproven allegations, or low-level offenses that don’t disqualify DACA recipients, the ACLU said. In some cases, Hausman said, the government “notices to appear” before an immigration judge that DACA recipients receive — the first step in the deportation process — only say they’ve been charged with “unlawful presence,” something that is “common to all DACA recipients.” They offer no specifics. In his ruling, Gutierrez wrote that it was clear this issue would affect future DACA recipients, not just the plaintiffs. Hausman said Gutierrez’s ruling complements the U.S. Supreme Court’s Monday decision by giving “Dreamers” an added layer of protection amid the uncertainty around the future of DACA.  Trump announced in September that the program would end early next month, but two separate federal court rulings have stopped the phase-out of the program from happening. Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision means the case will go through the normal appeals process, which could drag on for several more months and afford more DACA recipients the chance to renew their two-year work permits.But immigrants and their supporters were less welcoming of another court ruling that emerged out of Washington this week.On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s ruling that immigrants in prolonged detention should be allowed a custody hearing to determine if they are eligible for release. Two lower courts had ruled that immigrants should be afforded a hearing after being detained for six months, according to an ACLU news release.But Justice Samuel Alito said that interpretation was too broad and that the reading of the current law authorizes detention “until the end of the applicable proceedings,” The Washington Post reported.Justices instead sent the case back to the appeals courts to determine if the practice of holding immigrants for an extended period violates the U.S. Constitution.“This decision will leave many immigrants behind bars for years with no opportunity to tell an independent decision-maker why there is no need to detain them,” Clara Long, a senior immigration researcher with Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. “Detained immigrants are also significantly less likely to be able to find a lawyer and to win their cases. Many give up strong claims to remain in the U.S. because they cannot bear being locked up.”last_img read more

Gadget turns your toothbrush into a game controller

first_imgFor years, dentists and inventors have tried all kinds of tricks to get kids (and grown-ups) to brush their teeth properly. One approach they haven’t tried: turning a toothbrush into a game controller. Well, someone has finally done it.Meet the Playbrush, a high-tech accessory for modern brushers. It’s not a toothbrush. Playbrush is a small “boot” that slips over the end of just about any ordinary toothbrush. Inside, there’s a small PCB with a Bluetooth 4.0LE chip and a rechargeable battery.Pair Playbrush with your smartphone or tablet, and you’re no longer holding a mere toothbrush. It’s now your key to high scores and bragging rights, not to mention a cavity-free mouth and fresh-smelling breath that will be the envy of your friends and co-workers. Brush properly in their example game, and your score will climb as your griffin eats flying goats (or rescues them, whatever is going on here).Its creators are focusing on 4-to-10 year-olds, the same group that gimmicks like Tooth Tunes have been aimed at. But what’s more fun: blasting two minutes of One Direction through your teeth or playing a video game while you brush? Still, while kids are the focus, they know that plenty of adults will be excited to get their hands on Playbrush, too.As fancy and high-tech as those Oral-B Bluetooth smart toothbrushes might be, they’re not the oral hygiene party that Playbrush is. And for what it’s worth, the Playbrush games don’t just make sure you hit the two-minute mark. They also encourage proper brushing technique and track their progress over time. It’s also a lot cheaper, at least if you back Playbrush on Kickstarter. A limited number of backers will score one for about $57. After that stash has been emptied, the price jumps to around $70. You’ll be getting more than a fun way to improve your brushing habits, too. You’ll also be doing a good deed. For every pledge above the £1 level the project receives, the Playbrush creators will send a toothbrush to a child in need.last_img read more

Hand shakes

first_imgNoted danseuse, Shallu Jindal’s an hour long performance at Kamani Auditorium on 1 November took the Capital to a scintillating journey into the world of Kuchipudi. Her daughter, Yashasvini, an upcoming Kuchipudi dancer, was also part of the performance.The classical repertoire portrayed different elements of Krishna-leela through Kuchipudi. The performance started with an invocation of Lord Venkateswara. This was followed by a rendition on Mere Saason ki Maala (a Meera Bai bhajan popularised by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) fused with sufi and Hindustani music.  It was followed by Thillana – a traditional Kuchipudi Nritya item.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The third part of the performance was Madhushala –  a unique performance on the poem by the famed Late Harivansh Rai Bachchan.The evening ended with Tarangam in which Jindal performed on the edges of a brass plate in devotion to Lord Krishna. This item displayed an exquisite virtuosity as the dancer executes intricate footwork patterns by dancing on the rim of a brass plate and coordinates them with complicated rhythmic patterns. It is said to be the union of the Atma (soul) with the Parmatma (Almighty).last_img read more

VIDEO Devastating 1on1 office crossover may have coworker out until the AllStar

first_img Advertisement One lesson the internet can teach you is that people can get their ankles broken on a crossover just about anywhere, even at work.One woman, at what looks like some type of sales meeting, where a hoop happened to be set up for some reason, made the regrettable decision to lock down her co-worker in a quick game of one-on-one.Her co-worker proceeded to hit her with the AND1 Hot Sauce between the legs move, then finished her off with the hesitation ankle breaker on the other side. Somebody call work comp. She might be out until the All-Star break.I’m a give y’all a better version of my moms coworker blending ankles ??? AIL Insurance 1v1s pic.twitter.com/jsBj1sO8cz— Rashaad Poindexter (@_IamPD_) December 14, 2017last_img

Makeup for men This is what to wear and how to look

first_imgHere are 3 simple steps to men’s essential skin care daily groomingThis is how ‘Gay Twitter’ killed my self-worthThe secret gay history of tattoos and their hidden meaningsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/makeup-men-clarins/ Clarins Beauty Coach Tyler Holdom. | Photo: supplied GAYSTARNEWS- ‘Then I use UV Plus for Men, which is an SPF 50 sunscreen. It’s lightweight, gives a matte finish,’ he said.Time for the makeupThe Clarins makeup which Tyler uses includes:The SOS Primer in 00 Universal Light, which gives the skin a beautiful glow.For a foundation that’s super lightweight but still gives good coverage, Tyler uses the Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation in shade 108 Sand.Then the Duo Bronzer in shade 01 because, well, who doesn’t love to be tanned!To get a healthy blush, I use the Clarins Blush in shade 02 Soft Peach.And finally the Clarins Lip Oil in shade Raspberry. This makes the lips look plumped, hydrated and shiny – with a flash of colour. Win!After he’s applied it all, he uses the Clarins Fix makeup setting spray – it’s scented like roses and smells beautiful!Watch Tyler’s tutorial:[embedded content]Aftercare‘So to take makeup off, you could use the ClarinsMen’s Active Face Wash,’ Tyler reveals. ‘It removes impurities, and the gel formula is non drying on the skin – so suitable for all skin types.’He continued: ‘But I personally use the one step cleanser in mint (for normal to combination skin) which removes makeup, cleanses and tones all in one simple step. Fast and easy!’Clarins is in collaboration with Gay Star News. You can follow Tyler on Instagram. See also:7-year-old gender fluid Cooper: ‘Little boys can like makeup too’Sephora is giving free makeup lessons to the trans communityWhy wearing makeup is my way of putting a finger up to gender rolesGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . For this reason, there’s loads more skincare information for women, but little for men.So we asked Clarins Beauty Coach Tyler Holdom to take us through what to wear for a natural look and what to do to protect your skin before and after applying makeup.Clarins Beauty Coach Tyler Holdom. | Photo: supplied‘I wear makeup because I love the way my skin looks once I have applied it,’ Tyler told Gay Star News. ‘I love the way it makes me feel.’He believes it can make you feel more ‘confident, powerful and happy.’Tyler doesn’t wear it everyday – rather, for a night out or to look fresh for work.Clarins Beauty Coach Tyler Holdom. | Photo: suppliedHe continued: ‘Some days when I’m not feeling my best… its like an instant pick me up – I feel ready to conquer the day.‘There is a lot of stigma around guys wearing makeup, but hey, if it makes you feel good then who the hell cares!‘Keep doing you boo,’ he added.Pre-makeup skincare regimeTyler said: ‘Before I apply my makeup I always like to make sure my skin is hydrated, primed and protected.‘This is important to make sure it lasts all day and my skin looks perfect whatever the time.‘If I was stuck on a desert island and could only take one skincare item, my go-to product is the Clarins Double Serum.‘It goes deeper than a moisturizer and can help with my skin’s five vital functions – hydration, oxygenation, nutrition, protection and regeneration.Clarins Beauty Coach Tyler Holdom. | Photo: supplied‘After this, I’ll go in with a lightweight moisturizer, so I normally grab our ClarinsMen Revitalizing Gel. It gives my skin an energy boost and helps with the first signs of ageing. Who doesn’t need that?center_img There’s no doubt there’s an undeniable stigma surrounding guys wearing makeup. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more