The Duchess of Cambridge makes the case for lilac in Emilia Wickstead

The Duchess of Cambridge makes the case for lilac in Emilia Wickstead

t’s the final day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s European tour today. After wearing a chic bird-printed cocktail dress last night which symbolised the creative ties between the UK and Germany (it was by Markus Lupfer, a German-born, London-based designer), the Duchess took the chance today to fly the flag for British fashion as she headed to Hamburg this morning. Kate turned to one of her favoured British designers, Emilia Wickstead, for an elegant lilac day dress reminiscent of numerous Wickstead creations which she already has in her wardrobe. The New…

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When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

Imagine a day when it is pouring outside. Even getting to your car, to get to the gym risks getting drenched. And yet, you need your daily dose of sweating it out. We have the answer to your troubles. Here are 4 DIY workouts to do in the comfort of your home, as told by Shwetambari Shetty, a Zumba and fitness expert. 1) Movement: Plank Jack How to do it: Begin in plank position, with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together. Like the…

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Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Vacation photographs often capture a perfect moment in a favorite place. Send us your best vacation photos now for a chance to win up to $1,000 in our Destinations Photo Contest. The top photographs submitted will also be featured in a national publication reaching more than 1 million households. Readers across the country will be able to vote for their favorite photos, and photographers who submit entries will be eligible for one of three top prizes: Photos can be submitted now through July 18. Many of the best photographs will be…

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Panjab University: Pay another Rs 25,000 per year if you don’t finish PhD in 6 years

Panjab University: Pay another Rs 25,000 per year if you don’t finish PhD in 6 years

The Panjab University (PU) issued a circular across all departments by which research scholars now have to complete their PhDs in a maximum of six years beyond that they will have to pay Rs 25,000 for each year. Also, the PhDs cannot be extended beyond eight years in case of men and 10 years in women, failing to do so their registration will automatically be cancelled. However, earlier exceptional circumstances condonation beyond eight years used to be considered by the university’s governing bodies on the recommendation of the supervisor and…

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BBAU VC and registrar summoned by Scheduled Caste Commission for irregularity in hiring

BBAU VC and registrar summoned by Scheduled Caste Commission for irregularity in hiring

Lucknow: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has summoned Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University vice chancellor RC Sobti and registrar Sunita Chandra on Thursday to explain allegations of irregular recruitments in the university and ‘unfair’ treatment of students, teachers and employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category. Chairman NCSC, Prof RS Katheria, will seek explanations from the two university authorities for the alleged irregularities in appointments and non-implementation of the roster policy on campus. Allegations have also been made that unfair practices were adopted for screening of candidates. The NCSC…

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Detected In Two Water Systems In Louisiana

Brain-Eating Amoeba Detected In Two Water Systems In Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has confirmed that two of the state’s water system is positive for Naegleria fowleri, a naturally occurring freshwater amoeba. As such, the authorities are advising residents to take precautionary measures to reduce the risks of infection. Water Systems Positive For Naegleria Fowleri On June 29, LDH announced that two water systems undergoing routine drinking water testing results turned out positive for Naegleria fowleri. The Terrebonne Parish’s Schriever Water system and the Ouachita Parish’s North Monroe Water System both tested positive for the amoeba. Both…

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Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

The success of the country’s first two uterine transplants in Pune last month has prompted many more women to queue up for it. At last count,156 women from India and abroad had joined the wait list. The surgeons who performed the transplants are in a fix as half of them are unmarried. Since the basic purpose of a womb transplant is re production, there is now a debate on whether such women should be put through a series of serious surgeries for a non-vital organ transplant. On the other hand,…

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H1N1 bigger killer than dengue and malaria in Maharashtra

H1N1 bigger killer than dengue and malaria in Maharashtra

The H1N1 influenza virus which entered the list of infectious diseases with a global pandemic in 2009, has overtaken dengue and malaria to become the biggest killer among seasonal ailments in Maharashtra. Since its appearance, the viral infection has claimed nearly 2,500 lives in the state, about five times the fatalities caused by dengue and three times that of malaria in the same period. The viral infection is now next only to tuberculosis and AIDS in the state’s list of top contagious killer diseases. TB and AIDS together are responsible…

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CBSE board exams may start from Feb 15 and end in March from next year

CBSE board exams may start from Feb 15 and end in March from next year

Class 10 and 12 board examinations conducted by the CBSE may start from mid-February rather than March to provide more time for the evaluation of answer scripts, sources said. According to a senior CBSE official, a committee being set up to suggest systemic changes in the evaluation process followed by CBSE for board exams will explore this aspect. “At present, the exams start on March 1 and usually go on for a month. This also coincides with the start of summer vacations and hence, a number of teachers go on…

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Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study. Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and metabolism and is known to increase the risk of obesity , researchers wrote in the journal `Sleep’. “Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality ,” lead author Chang-Ho Yun of the Seoul National University Budang Hospital said. Sleeping in may be better than…

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