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The iconic SS 16 ASICS Tiger footwear line will be available on Jabong from April 30 2016

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 by Shrutee K/DNS New Delhi, April 29, 2016: India’s leading online fashion portal Jabong, has announced its partnership with the leading iconic sports and lifestyle brand ASICS Tiger. Available for both men and women ASICS Tiger will be first launched in India on Jabong on April 30th. The brand will be offered in 55 shoe variants with prices ranging from Rs.5999 to Rs. 12499. Speaking about the partnership, Sanjeev Mohanty, MD and CEO, Jabong said, “We are excited to be the first to launch ASICS Tiger in India. Sportswear has been a major focus for us over the years and it’s been our constant endeavour to offer the best products to fitness and sports enthusiasts in the country. The addition of an iconic brand like ASICS Tiger will strengthen the strong portfolio of sportswear we have created by bringing top brands on board.” After establishing itself as India’s leading fashion destination online, Jabong is well on its way to cement itself as the country’s top sportswear destination. Jab…

Mumbai FC hold clear edge against Sporting Clube de Goa

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, April 30: Mumbai FC are determined to maintain their winning momentum and extend their superb unbeaten home record when they cross swords with Sporting Clube de Goa in the 2016 Federation Cup first round (home) fixture at the Cooperage ground on Sunday evening. The match will kick-off at 7.00 pm. The Mumbai outfit produced some outstanding performances in the last two I-League outings, defeating Shillong Lajong 2-1 and recording a convincing 4-0 win against DSK Shivajians in the concluding league match to clinch the fifth position. Mumbai FC coach Khalid Jamil is confident that his players can reproduce the same kind of form and performance on Sunday. Meanwhile, Mumbai FC also boasts of staying unbeaten in the last 18 matches at this ground and they are keen to continue with that unbeaten run. Since the 1-0 defeat to Goa’s Dempo SC in February 2015, during the 2014-15 I-League season the Mumbai club was unbeaten in the remaining three games that year. They stayed…

Sterling and Wilson,part of Shapoorji Pallonji Group acquires 51% stake in STC Group

by Shrutee K/DNS

Sterling and Wilson, part of Shapoorji Pallonji Group and one of India’s leading Solar EPC with over 1,000 MW of solar projects on ground, has acquired 51% stake inSTC Group, an Italian gas based power generation business, to expand its gas based power plant portfolio in key markets. Presently S&W has a presence in the diesel and solar power sector and this acquisition will enable it to establish a strong foothold in the gas power plant segment globally where STC Power has domain knowledge and capability of executing gas based power generation projects including gas based combined cycle power generation projects upto 200 MW capacity. Sterling and Wilson has bought 51% stake in STC Power and 55% stake in Co.Stell, two operating companies of STC Group. STC Power is an EPC contractor of medium sized power plants between 1MW and 200 MW.
Elaborating the strategy behind the acquisition, Mr. Khurshed Daruvala, MD, Sterling and Wilson stated, “STC acquisition will allow S&a…

Summer Courses at AISFM from May 2nd

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by Shrutee K/DNS Mumbai, 29th April, 2016:  Summer's here and its time to make the best use of the free time we get this season. Learn your favourite summer course at AISFM that too within a short duration! What better way to kill time than to do a short summer workshop? Our innovative approach to providing, engaging and enriching opportunities starts now! AISFM brings you summer courses that will give you an insight into the world of Filmmaking, Photography, Acting and Animation! Summer courses include: Filmmaking Coursewhich will teach aspiring directors about the basics of filmmaking including stages of production, script writing, working with actors and real time projects.  Photography Workshophelps students understand the craft of photography and capture visually superior images. By end of this workshop, students understand different genres of photography and learn the different shooting styles. Acting Workshopoffers basic of acting and voice modulation techniques that will help …

Padma Bhushan Mr. S Ramadorai gets the prestigious AIMA 'Outstanding Institutional Builder' Award

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by Shrutee K/DNS New Delhi, April 29, 2016: Padma Bhushan Mr. S Ramadorai was presented the prestigious 'Outstanding Institutional Builder' Award of the All India Management Association (AIMA)’s Managing India Awards 2016 at a glittering ceremony at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi. Mr Suresh Prabhu, Union Railway Minister, Government of India did the honours.  Mr. Ramadorai has been in public service since February 2011. Currently he is the Chairman of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister and Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India that aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions. He took over as the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in 1996 when the company’s revenues were at $ 155 million and since then led the company through some of its most exciting phases, including its going public in 2004. In …

Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited appoints Damian Niesel as Chief Operations Officer - Resorts

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by Shrutee K/DNS
28thApril, 2016: Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, India’s leading holiday lifestyle company, announced the appointment of Mr. Damian G H Niesel as Chief Operations Officer – Resorts. In this capacity, he will help deliver great customer experience and international service standards at Sterling Holidays. Mr. Niesel completed his education from the prestigious Cornell University and is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in Hospitality and Management. Prior to joining Sterling Holidays, he has been involved with some of the world’s leading hospitality and lifestyle companies including founding Events in the Sky.Asia and holding several senior executive positions with Qatar National Hotels, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, IHG and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Niesel will help bring international best practices to Sterling Holidays.
Speaking about the appointment,Mr. Ramesh Ramanathan, Managing Director, Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, said, "We…

BroadcastAsia 2016 edition to focus on transforming digital media in Asia

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by Shrutee K/DNS
MUMBAI, 28th APRIL 2016 – Bringing together global leaders as well as emergent players from all around Asia, the upcoming BroadcastAsia2016 is the largest industry event for Asia’s broadcast, film and digital media entertainment industry.The event, held from 31 May – 3 June in Singapore, is where broadcasters, content providers and technology experts gather to share strategies and exchange views that will further shape the broadcasting industry.
Content is now on-demand and at consumers’ finger tips with active Asia Pacific OTT video subscribers reaching 494 mn last year. With entry of disruptive players like Netflix in Asia Pacific coupled with today’s increasingly demanding consumers, the broadcasting industry now faces new challenges in OTT, digital media asset management, video delivery, TV monetisation strategies and more.
Frost & Sullivan’s market insight on the OTT video market in India finds that there are about 66 million unique connected video viewers in In…

Smartphones killing demand for point-and-shoot camera sales: ASSOCHAM

by Shrutee K/DNS Sales of digital cameras with heavy discounts have drastically dropped to mere 35% in the last one year whereas the demand of smart phones has increased by over 120%, reveals an ASSOCHAM recent paper. Smartphone sales almost more than doubled from 44 million units in 2013 to 100 million units in 2016. The volume of smartphone sales is expected to touch 165 million units by 2017, reveals the ASSOCHAM latest study. Affordable smartphones includes handsets in the price of Rs 4000-10,000. This segment accounts for 78 per cent of all smartphone sales equipped with almost similar features which one may get in these sub-Rs 10,000 cameras, and thus the craze of digital cameras have almost vanished, said Mr. D S Rawat, Secretary General ASSOCHAM releasing the paper. According to the paper, most of the respondents said that the biggest advantage of clicking pictures with smartphones is that they can be shared instantly with your friends and family; a feature which is absent with …

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival in Ireland snaps up double-accolade success

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by Shrutee K/DNS
The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival in Ireland has two reasons to celebrate; it’s been named as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the world to visit in 2016 by WorldGuide and as one of the best Irish seafood festivals in 2016 by Coast Monkey. Now in its 24th year the Festival is a popular fixture in the Northern Ireland food calendar and its placement from WorldGuide, an online travel and lifestyle resource, has helped put this local event and Northern Ireland firmly on the world platform. It ranks alongside the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival in Australia, World Gourmet Summit in Singapore, Salon du Chocolat in Paris, Taste of Chicago in Illinois and Lona Coffee Cultural Festival in Hawaii. Claudia Hellmann, Travel & Food Editor at WorldGuide commented, “It was not easy to decide which food events to pick as our top recommendations for 2016 because there are so many exciting festivals in all parts of the world. But picking the Hillsborough Oyster Fes…

“Nine Fish” Art Gallery presents ‘WATER’ A solo photography exhibition by Kedar Desai

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by Shrutee K/DNS
Nine Fishart gallery presents “WATER”, an exhibition of photography that unfolds the fascinating, yet difficult task of turning water into a subject, by Kedar Desai. The exhibition showcases 50 exquisite photographs by Kedar. The content of the exhibition focuses on the work of rendering in fleeting moments the various trajectories of life, through the prisms of colour, shade and reflection.
The Nine fish art gallery is located in the beautiful and charming precincts of a historic textile mill, The New Great Eastern, in Central Mumbai. Nine Fish seeks to explore connections between multiple art-related endeavors. Nine Fish presents a true art experience with great environment, state of the art lighting, high ceilings and brilliantly showcased artworks. The exhibition is open to all art connoisseurs from 20thMarch, 2016 to 9th April, 2016 from 10.30am-7.30pm. The Nine Fish art gallery has been conceived by Dr. Anurag Kanoria. This photography show has been curated by Dr.…

Pergo introduces "Sensation" Enhance the aura of every Expression with a Sensation

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by Shrutee K/DNS
Pergo, the world’s best laminate flooring reinvents the laminate floor all over again with the introduction of Pergo Sensation. Your eyes will notice the difference right away. Pergo Sensation floors do not look like any other laminate floor. Then try running your fingers across the floor boards and you’re in for a real surprise.
Pergo Sensation takes laminate flooring to a whole new level – even when it comes to water resistance. The new range in Pergo Laminate called "SENSATION" which is water repellent flooring is not only designed to look great, they are also innovative when it comes to performance. . With the brand new AquaSafe technology your new laminate floor is now protected against water like never before. The surface protection of our new Sensation floors extends all the way into the bevels to create a fully closed surface. This laminate floor comes with silk matt finish and true-to-nature cracks and knots, thanks to Genuine™ rustic – a surface tex…

Peter Dinklage the Game of Thrones superstar voicing The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie

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“My favourite part about the film is the slapstick comedy, it’s such a break from the slapstick drama I’ve been doing lately”- Peter Dinklage
 The Game of Thrones superstar on voicing The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie

by Shrutee K/DNS Ever since Game of Thrones burst onto television screens, it was the portrayal of Tyrion Lannister by actor Peter Dinklage that had everyone talking. We now hear that the Golden Globe winner is looking forward to taking a break from his dramatic portrayals and finding some ‘comic relief’ in his professional career.  Peter was heard saying that getting a chance to do comedy is his favourite part about the upcoming Angry Birds movie where he has lent his voice for the Mighty Eagle,a mysterious giant anthropomorphic Bald Eagle who is idolized by the Birds of Bird Island although they have never seen him in real life, but has some secrets up his feathers.
Dinklage says, “Mighty Eagle likes to talk, talk and talk about himself. He has a mighty Ego. There’…