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She received the Woman of the Year award of The IMC Ladies’ Wing at their AGM here this evening. actress Hema Malini is no stranger to the campaign trail and travels looking her best at all times.Plenty of pinks and red sarees in her wardrobe and a light diet kept the actress looking fresh while hitting the dusty streets of Mathura But the best tip to stay looking may be to step out of your car only when needed or if you have to make a speech and like Hema Malini stay inside your Audi SUV with the air conditioner on high What You don’t have an Audi SUV WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US forces targeted a leader of the al Shabaab militant group in an operation in southern Somalia this week the Pentagon said on Friday a day after villagers reported a drone strike killed three members of the al Qaeda-affiliated organisation US officials declined to name the target of the strike but CBS News and other US and African media said it was aimed at Adnan Garaar a top al Shabaab official suspected of masterminding the 2013 attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi killing 67 The wide reporting of Garaar as the target prompted the US Embassy in Nairobi to caution US citizens to be aware of their safety given the news accounts of the drone strike CBS cited unnamed US officials as confirming Garaar was killed in the strike which it said was carried out by a Predator drone using Hellfire missiles US defence officials speaking on the record declined to identify the target of the operation or give details including whether he had been killed "We are currently assessing the results of this operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate" Army Colonel Steve Warren a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Warren said the operation took place on Thursday about 150 miles (240 km) west of Mogadishu near the town of Dinsoor He said it was aimed at a "high-value target" but declined to name the individual or specify how it was carried out other than to say no US troops were on the ground in Somalia Dinsoor is not far from the village of Abaq Xaluul where residents reported on Thursday that a drone attack about sunset killed three al Shabaab members "I was on the outskirts of Abaq Xaluul village when a car drove past me and soon I heard the huge blast from a drone ahead of me" resident Hussein Nur told Reuters by telephone "I saw the car and the three men on board completely burnt and then many armed al Shabaab fighters driving in cars reached the scene" he said Other residents gave similar accounts Al Shabaab had no immediate comment The United States previously has targeted senior leaders of the group with drone strikes Last year an unmanned US aircraft killed al Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane forcing the group to appoint a new chief Last month a US missile strike killed Yusef Dheeq blamed for masterminding attacks at home and abroad (Reporting by David Alexander; Additional reporting by Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar in Mogadishu; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Written by Satyam Viswanathan | Published: August 22 2014 12:43 am We live in a self-conscious era where the world’s most celebrated companies create value by allowing consumers to control the signals they receive about themselves Related News In thelast couple of years a spate of television commercials has prodded urban Indians to reconsider accepted notions about themselves An advertisement that depicts an ostensibly modern marriage — with the wife as the husband’s boss at work — is only the most recent one to have created a hullabaloo Themes of remarriage sexuality public activism gender equality communal harmony and modern identity have been all the rage in Indian advertising of late Why are advertisers falling over each other to challenge the status quo on socio-cultural matters that at best have tenuous links with their products and services In his delightfully subversive book Must-Have Geoffrey Miller articulates the postmodern insight: “At its heart consumerist capitalism is not materialistic but semiotic It concerns mainly the psychological world of signs symbols images and brands not the physical world of tangible commodities” Products today often matter less than the narratives that surround them Advertisers are deliberately provoking audiences with cutting-edge renditions of cultural change that speak to a young society’s incipient desires Increasingly this is the new normal for advertising content in a world where technology is changing the rules of engagement between manufacturers and consumers The world of advertising as depicted on shows like Mad Men where manufacturers run tightly controlled one-way mass-media campaigns to disseminate messages about product attributes to captive audiences trapped in an information-poor environment is a relic of the last century Over the last decade the internet and information technology have rapidly transformed the way in which manufacturers engage with consumers Today more than ever before marketing is a two-way dialogue where increasingly consumers are co-owners in determining the narratives surrounding a brand As trends such as media fragmentation device proliferation digitised content social media low-cost imitation products and e-commerce continue to snowball it gets easier and easier for consumers to ignore advertising and bypass brand messages Control over the narrative is increasingly being ceded by manufacturers to predominantly young social media savvy smartphone toting audiences Superior product benefits and design are in most cases no longer differentiators They are a minimum entry requirement Brands are therefore constantly in search of new ways to stay relevant in the lives of consumers Tom Fishburne an American marketer-turned-cartoonist taps into his years of experience inside multinational behemoths to lampoon industry shenanigans and provide valuable insight into the evolving manufacturer-consumer dynamic He describes successful modern-day marketing as the creation of “stories that are inherently worth sharing” By aligning themselves along cultural faultlines and pre-empting emergent value systems brands today are attempting to serve as chroniclers of our times with stories worth sharing In a demographically young India that is seeing growing individualism and aspiration in the context of a historically collectivist conformist culture publicly visible disruptions of received wisdom and forward-leaning stands on socio-cultural matters tend to have a disproportionate impact Successful political campaigns in the internet era have embraced the idea of two-way narratives Winning candidates from Barack Obama to Narendra Modi understand that most events in and of themselves are less consequential than the opinions that chase them By reinforcing their heroic narratives in bite-sized hash-tagged servings mining social media and managing their online avatars politicians have found traction with younger voters Global brands look for cultural and life-stage inflections that translate easily across borders A video called “Like a Girl” produced by one of the world’s leading feminine care brands recently went viral It illustrates in a hard-hitting understated manner how girls lose confidence during puberty by asking them to perform basic athletic actions The stark contrast in the reactions of post-pubescent girls who have been socialised to embody ditsy stereotypes of what it means to run or throw “like a girl” versus those of pre-pubescent girls who have no such baggage (and therefore run and throw in a fierce focused gender-neutral manner) is a wake-up call By referring not to a product function but to an insidious form of gender stereotyping the brand appropriated a resonant tension without sounding corny or insincere We live in an excessively self-conscious era where the world’s most celebrated companies create value by allowing consumers to control the signals they receive about themselves in other words to posture online The ability to curate and broadcast fleeting stories — our own and borrowed — that serve as proxies for our lives and beliefs is the latest form of social currency in a world where semiotics matter as much as consumption Expect more advertisements to explore socio-cultural faultlines in search of stories worth sharing The writer is a consumer researcher and part of theJunoon Theatre team [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harsha Bhogle | Published: September 21 2012 1:26 am Related News There are often very good reasons why schedules are the way they are and it is also true that those commenting on schedules have fewer variables to consider than those making them So there must be a reason why the first four games of the World T20 are so underwhelming I am writing this with the tournament three days old and that compelling gamethe one that forces cricket lovers to stop what they are doing and watchis still somewhere in the distance Hopefully one of the qualifiersor Bangladeshwill get this jamboree up and going because otherwise it doesn’t really begin till the 27th when the Super Eights start Thateither wayis a new beginning because teams don’t carry their points from the qualifiers and that means there are a few dead rubbers Like India vs England on the 23rd As the tournament hopes to gather steam it is suddenly up against what should have been a marquee game but is really a warm-up game To allow people to choose the matches they want to watchand that is a valid reasonteams are pre-seeded into the Super Eights and so whether or not India beats England doesn’t really matter to the tournament Maybe there is a case for carrying points against the other qualifiers to inject greater value to the earlier games That is not to say it hasn’t been fun watching them and I enjoyed watching Afghanistan’s spirited cricketers try and make the most of the little opportunities thrown their way Theirs has been the story of world cricket over the last five years and the good news is that it doesn’t seem likely to end very quickly They have withstood political turnoilviolence and displacement to come so far and hereafter other barriers must seem like small hurdles in the way of their spirit Positive signs Already a few of their cricketers look like they could fit into more established teams and two in particularthe seamers Dawlat Zadran and Shapoor Zadran and the all-rounder Mohd Nabi looked very impressive And word is that youngsters are flocking to camps being organisedthat the U-16s are doing well That is a good sign and I believe we can do more to help them along It is very unlikelygiven the way the world is going that Afghanistan’s future will lie in Test cricket and so they need as much access to ODI and T20 knowledge as possible One way to do that is to allow them to be part of the IPL I can imagine a Dawlat Zadran spending six weeks with a Wasim Akram or a Shaun Pollock or Nabi spending time with Jacques Kallis or MS Dhoni IPL teams don’t need ten overseas players anyway and this might be a nice way of promoting talented cricketers and helping them find their way into world cricket Apart from these twoI am sure a couple of others won’t be out of place either If the signs are good with Afghanistanthey are not quite looking as positive for Zimbabwe They were disappointing against Sri Lankanot just with bat and ball but in the field which has been an area of great strength in the past Unlike teams from the sub-continentand we must put Afghanistan into this sub-class toowhich learn traditional skills like batting and bowling first and acquire fielding somewhere along the pathZimbabwe were doing it the other way Because their fielding was always exceptional they were able to stay competitive but the signs here are a touch ominous I’m hoping too that the crowds come in as the tournament moves along With the amount of cricket played around the worldand the easy accessibility through televisiona cricket match is no longer a novelty anywhere And I get the feelingand it grows stronger with every tournamentthat people need a context to watch Non-home games aren’t drawing crowds and even though it was only a warm up gameIndia vs Pakistan was played in front of a near empty stadium Generating that context in tournaments like these won’t be easy (in the Big Bash or the IPL every game is a home game for someone) and maybe that will become the new order in world cricket Maybe those games (27th-2nd)where every game will have a distinct value attached to itwill provide more clues For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Director General of Jammu Kashmir Police, Salman Khan, a Home Ministry spokesperson had said in New Delhi.

Since October 2016, would mean a re-distribution of these seats. Filmistaan Life Ok Hero Award ( Male): Shahid Kapoor Life Ok Hero Award (Female): Alia Bhatt Best Jodi: Shahid Kapoor and Tabu (Haider) Entertainer of The Year: Sajid Nadiadwala Ramnath Goenka Award: Manjunath Lifetime Achievement Award: Hema Malini Best Ensemble Cast: Ankhon Dekhi Best Actor Supporting Role (Male): Inamul haq (Filmistaan) Best Actor (Female) Supporting Role: Tabu (Haider) and Seema Pahwa (Ankhon Dekhi) Best Child Actor: Parth Bhalerao (Bhoothnath) Best Playback Singer Male: Arijit Singh, the institutions to be shut down in the first phase include four government PTC colleges, who are also relegated. a filmmaker from Canada,is confident that the state would witness nearly 15 per cent increase in the sugarcane cultivation this year as compared to last year. who added the tunnel is believed to have been built since the war’s conclusion. Hollywood director Danny Boyle was spotted at a hotel in Mumbai’s Juhu after a private meeting with actor Rubina Ali. The police of E6 station near Mattankuppam is familiar to all the residents.

Justifying the use of barricades at the fishing hamlets, he told Ali to pay him whatever he feels is right. coupled with raising temperatures pushes Chotu to use woodland or tall grassland habitats for cover, “President Trump needs to come away from the meeting with concrete deliverables that will restore production and employment here in the U. As Trump and Xi were wrapping up dinner, There is lingering concern in Washington over Modi’s handling of communal riots in 2002 that killed at least 1, Manu Punjabi and Lopamudra Raut last week.com For all the latest Opinion News, Arnab Goswami was a journalist interviewing a prospective prime minister with a chequered reputation after the 2002 Gujarat riots. "Congress gave unconditional support to JD(U) when it separated from BJP in June 2013.

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