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22/03/2019

Why your skin can benefit from Vitamin C

Vitamin C may not be a cure for the common cold, but it certainly comes with a host of other health benefits. But what you may not know is that vitamin C is also a necessity in your skincare routine. You see, vitamin C and other antioxidants are present in the epidermis and dermis of healthy skin. Levels of this vitamin decrease over time due to age. By using some vitamin C serum, you can improve the health and appearance of your skin. Here are some other ways adding vitamin C to your beauty routine can help:Detoxification: Your cells constantly...
22/03/2019

How well do you know your art?

Art is constantly on the move. Today, most galleries are following the global trend of becoming borderless. They don't stay in one location, and become internationally mobile by moving from art fair to art fair to capture the eye of the global collector.While there are many established collectors in the Middle East, the community is not as diverse and vibrant as many other regions. People in the region are reluctant to cross a certain price threshold with assets being diverted elsewhere for a number of reasons. A majority would prefer to spend their money on luxury items, such as expensive...
22/03/2019

Is your phone hijacking your mind?

How often have you stared at your smartphone only to realise that you've been on it for hours? Technology, and social media, may have changed our social landscape, making communication convenient. However, it is, slowly and steadily, also changing our psychological landscape. Science writer Catherine Price recently wrote the bestselling book How To Break Up With Your Phone that has stirred up an important conversation on how your phone usage is actually impacting your brain and sociability. In an exclusive chat with WKND, Price talks at length about the need to develop a "healthier" relationship with your smartphone.What led you...

22/03/2019

Meet the supermums of Dubai

Youmna GhaziriMum to Lynn, 11, who has 'Man on Fire' diseaseWhat do you do when your child is diagnosed with what may be the only registered case of a really rare condition for miles around - or, in the case of Dubai-based Youmna Ghaziri's 11-year-old daughter Lynn, the only registered case in the Arab world? It's not for nothing that Lynn's condition of erythromelalgia (EM) is also called 'Man on Fire' disease - because burning alive is exactly what the pre-adolescent says it feels like when she experiences the same painful flares every day. During this time, the skin on...
22/03/2019

‘I want to be known for my food, not my screaming’

Gordon Ramsay's reputation precedes him. Not the apoplectic one, where he's flying off the handle at one of his chefs or lobbing terribly cooked salmon across the room (although that is the disposition he's most famous for). No, it's his other persona - the ultra-courteous, ever-charming side - that I was alerted to prior to my interview with him, courtesy numerous forum discussions between folks who'd interacted with the famed British chef themselves. And he was every bit the gentleman when we met at the newly-opened Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace Bluewaters earlier this week.Inspired by the eponymous TV...
22/03/2019

Jeddah celebrates 2nd Italian Design Day

JEDDAH: The Consulate General of Italy in Jeddah celebrated the second Italian Design Day by hosting a conference on urban design. The event, at the Italian Cultural Center, was promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The annual celebration highlights the excellence and distinctiveness of Italian design around the world and is observed on March 1 every year. This year’s theme focused on the connection between design and sustainability. “This initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was taken to give a taste of what the Italian lifestyle is to the world,” Consul General Stefano Stucci said...


22/03/2019

Osaka silent over ex-coach lawsuit as Miami Open begins

World number one Naomi Osaka refused on Wednesday to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is suing her for 20 percent of her career earnings.Christophe Jean, who helped the Japanese two-time Grand Slam champion when she was a junior, wants at least $2 million of the $10 million of her earnings to date.Jean insists Osaka's father, Leonard Francois, had signed a contract when he was coaching the 21-year-old and her sister Mari in 2011.Osaka told AFP she was "not allowed to say anything" about reports of the lawsuit, although sources close to the Japanese...
22/03/2019

Declan Rice apologises over apparent support for IRA on social media

Declan Rice was forced to make a public apology on the eve of a potential debut at Wembley after it emerged the West Ham midfielder had posted apparent support for the IRA on social media in 2015. The midfielder was 16 and a member of the Republic of Ireland’s junior squads at the time of the Instagram comments in which he wrote “upthera” on one, and “my brudda. UP THE RA. Wait Till We Draw England” to a teammate on another. Rice, born in Kingston upon Thames but whose paternal grandparents are from Cork, was a regular in Ireland’s junior...
22/03/2019

Facebook updates Messenger with new reply feature

To help people not lose the threads of conversations on Messenger, Facebook has introduced the quoted message reply feature on its messaging platform, the media reported. The feature works just like it does on WhatsApp. So with the roll out of the feature, the 1.3 billion users of Messenger would be able to quote a message to which they want to send a reply, VentureBeat reported on Wednesday. To make use of the feature, users would have to long-press on the text to which they want to reply and tap on the "reply" icon. The feature works for responding to...
22/03/2019

How technology transforms the built environment

Facilio, a US and UAE based innovative proptech start-up, recently hosted Future Proof, a conference that brought together industry leaders from across the buildings ecosystem to discuss how technology is disrupting the way built environments are managed and operated. "Integrating technology in real estate is no longer an option, it is an imperative. And what we realised was that while there is a lot of disruption in the built space, players are at two ends of the spectrum - some that are still using excel and paper-based systems and wanting to join the tech wave, while others are already using...

22/03/2019

Osaka sister act primed for Miami Open spotlight

Serena and Venus Williams usually get top billing at the Miami Open but this year there is another sister act vying for the spotlight with world number one Naomi Osaka showing older sibling Mari the ropes.The Williams sisters have hoisted the Miami trophy 11 times between them and all those victories were celebrated at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.But this year the tournament has moved to the suburbs and Hard Rock Stadium is Osaka country with Naomi and Mari growing up three miles away and learning to play tennis almost in the shadow of the Hard Rock home of the...

Petition against Brexit crashes UK govt website

London: A petition asking Britain to remain in the European Union has caused a government website that hosts petitions to crash. About 600,000 people backed a call to revoke Article 50, the mechanism that triggered Britain’s departure from the European Union, before the site crashed. That surpasses the 1,00,000 threshold needed for the petition to be debated in Parliament. Actors Hugh Grant and Jennifer Saunders, author Caitlin Moran and ex-Labour press chief Alastair Campbell urged their social media followers to sign the petition. Five hastags related to remaining in the European Union were trending on Twitter on Thursday. They included...

22/03/2019

Fremantle Dockers doing a lot right, but the actions of a few keep making life difficult for everyone

By Clint Thomas Fremantle coach Ross Lyon did his best to stay positive this week, but to borrow a phrase from him — "It hasn't been ideal".The club's most high-profile off-season signing, Jesse Hogan, was stood down from the round-one clash against North Melbourne because he turned up to training on Sunday under the affects of alcohol.The club said on Monday he was dealing with an anxiety disorder that he has been managing for some time.It has been an issue for him before he moved home to Perth in the off-season.Turning up to training a week out from round one...
22/03/2019

Cameron Bancroft named captain of English county Durham three months after end of his ball-tampering ban

English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season.Bancroft returned to action in December after his suspension for his part in the Australian team's plan to change the condition of the ball during a Test match in South Africa last year.Australia captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner were both handed one-year bans for their roles in the incident.Bancroft replaced as Durham captain former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood, who retired at the end of last season."He's proven since returning...
22/03/2019

Indonesia seeks answers as Ethiopian crash comparisons mount

JAKARTA/CHICAGO — Indonesian investigators described on Thursday the panic of pilots grappling with airspeed and altitude problems in the last moments of their doomed Lion Air flight, as comparisons mounted with a disaster in Ethiopia.The March 11 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 on board has set off one of the widest inquiries in aviation history and cast a shadow over the Boeing 737 MAX model intended to be a standard for decades.Initial investigations show similarities between the Ethiopian crash and the Indonesian accident in October that killed all 189 crew and passengers.“At the end of the flight it...

From waste to wealth

According to a World Health Organisation report, 11 out of the 12 most polluted cities in the world are from India. While the Prime Minister has been creating awareness through his Swachh Bharat campaign, a city-based couple is pro-actively doing something for the environment. In a career spanning 14 years in the food and beverage industry, Chef Amey Marathe has witnessed massive amounts of food wastage — from the kitchen to the bins and from the bins to the landfills, contributing to increasing soil and air pollution. This inspired Amey and his wife, Sujata to find a revolutionary process of...


22/03/2019

Huawei ban would delay 5G rollout: Three

The rollout of 5G networks will be delayed if the UK government bans the use of Huawei equipment, the boss of mobile operator Three has warned.A UK government telecoms infrastructure review is nearing completion amid pressure from the US for the UK to ban the Chinese telecoms giant from involvement in 5G networks.David Dyson from Three said a ban could delay its rollout by up to 18 months.Huawei has rejected claims it poses a security threat. Similar concerns about delays to the rollout of 5G technology were voiced by Vodafone earlier this month. Faster data download and upload speeds are...

When morsels get ‘military’ might

Freshly-ground masalas and succulent meat curries have been the calling card at a military canteen since the 17th century. Legend has it that Shahaji Bhonsle and later Shivaji’s armies were served at these robust canteens, which were also places for reconnaissance. In Karnataka, the warring armies of Tipu Sultan, and the British got their sustenance travelling long distances at these iconic canteens. They are famed even today for delicious local morsels with no frills, just gusto. Yet today, when the Oorean wants a bite of military oota, it’s an endeavour that has to be a well-planned as you have to...