first_imgThe second installment of the World Cup Player diaries written by leading Australian Open representative players is attached for your perusal.Step inside the Australian World Cup camp and catch up on all the latest information and inside stories from the 2007 FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch South Africa.The journey of Australia’s World Cup campaign is told through the first hand accounts of long-serving Australian Men’s Open representative Ben Robinson, Australian Women’s Open Vice Captain Melissa Pitfield, and National Mixed Open player Matt Tope. Related Filesa_page_from_the_diary-entry_2-doca_page_from_the_diary-entry_2_01-doclast_img

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first_imgWill personally take you to a psychiatrist: Gautam Gambhir hits back at Shahid AfridiGautam Gambhir hit back at Shahid Afridi, offering to take him to a session with a psychiatrist after the former Pakistan captain wrote a few uncharitable things about the Indian opener.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 13:38 IST Gautam Gambhir hit back at Shahid Afridi, offering to take him to a session with a psychiatrist.HIGHLIGHTSGautam Gambhir hit back at Shahid Afridi after he wrote a few uncharitable things about GambhirShahid Afridi has described Gautam Gambhir as a negative person in his autobiographyAfridi and Gambhir have clashed a number of times on the field and off it tooNot known to pull back punches, Gautam Gambhir hit back at Shahid Afridi, offering to take him to a session with “a psychiatrist” after the former Pakistan captain wrote a few uncharitable things about the Indian opener.Afridi in his just-released autobiography ‘Game Changer’ had sarcastically referred to Gambhir as someone who “behaves like a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond,” and has a “lot of attitude and no great records”Gambhir responded through his official twitter handle tagging Afridi.@SAfridiOfficial you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist.Chowkidar Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 4, 2019″…you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist,” Gambhir tweeted.The duo never shared a great rapport on and off-the-field and it was reflected in Afridi’s take on Gambhir.”Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First the curious case of Gambhir. Oh, poor Gautam. He & his attitude problem. He has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records just a lot of attitude,” Afridi wrote.”Gambhir behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman & James Bond. In Karachi, we call guys like him saryal (grumpy). It’s simple, I like happy, positive people. Doesn’t matter if they are aggressive or competitive, but you have to be positive & Gambhir wasn’t,” he further wrote.advertisementThe two had an angry bust-up during a bilateral series ODI in Kanpur back in 2007 (wrongly referred in Afridi’s book as Asia Cup game).”I remember the run-in with Gambhir during the 2007 Asia Cup, when he completed his single while running straight into me. The umpires had to finish it off or I would have. Clearly, we had a frank bilateral discussion about each other’s female relatives,” Afridi recalled the uncharitable verbal exchange.Afridi has recently agreed that he had indulged in age-fraud and was 21 years old when he scored his hundred debut and not 16 as it was believed for a lot of years.Also Read | Umpires had to finish it off or I would have: Afridi recalls run-in with GambhirAlso Read | Pakistan star Shahid Afridi finally reveals his real ageFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Shahid AfridiFollow Gautam GambhirFollow India vs Pakistanlast_img

first_imgFashion designer Kenneth Cole and actress Sarah Jessica Parker have joined forces in support of amfAR, The American Foundation for AIDS Research, with the creation of a limited edition evening bag that will be auctioned live at the New York amfAR Gala on February 6.Kenneth Cole and actress Sarah Jessica Parker have joined forces in support of amfAR with the creation of a limited edition evening bag that will be auctioned live at the New York amfAR Gala on February 6The bag, which features the inscription “We’re All Potential Carriers”, includes a condom inside, and was inspired by the notion that every woman should look stylish and be safe.In addition to being auctioned at the amfAR Gala, the bag will make its runway debut at the Kenneth Cole fashion show on February 7. In order to raise additional funds for amfAR, 20 of the bags will be sold during the live stream of the fashion show with 100% of the proceeds being donated to amfAR.“It’s been an amazing experience to collaborate with Kenneth Cole on the design of a handbag supporting amfAR,” says Sarah Jessica Parker. “Kenneth has used his platform as a fashion designer for nearly 30 years to advocate for amfAR’s mission to end AIDS. I’m thrilled this bag will help raise money and awareness for the 30 million people living with HIV and AIDS.”The gold-dusted black genuine snakeskin clutch will retail for $1,000 and has a gunmetal frame etched with Sarah Jessica Parker’s name. It also features a snake chain that can be tucked inside, a wrist strap, and includes a wallet with room for credit cards and a condom. After taking a hiatus from the runway for seven years, fashion designer and Chairman of amfAR wanted his return to Fashion Week to be a salute to amfAR. During the live stream of his show and throughout Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Kenneth will also be donating $1 (up to $30K) to AIDS research @amfAR for every @KennethCole follower that tweets using #KCRUNWAY.As the Chairman of amfAR, Cole is also working closely with IMG Fashion to bring the charities message to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The amfAR New York Gala, as part of the official calendar, will be kicking off the event with a special ribbon cutting with Kenneth and other top American designers. Additionally, the double red ribbon AIDS pin, which Cole re-interpreted in collaboration with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation in 2012, will be featured in the official event gift bag going to industry VIP’s. Guests of the event will see amfAR’s presence throughout Lincoln Center via special video footage and a unique instillation created by Mercedes-Benz USA.“As I returned to Fashion Week it was important for my show to be about something bigger than just fashion. While we’ve made tremendous strides towards finding a cure for AIDS, there is still much work to be done, and so it’s important to keep reminding people that we’re all potential carriers. Partnerships with amfAR, devoted role models like Sarah Jessica Parker , and organizations like IMG Fashion make a critical difference in getting the AIDS message out there,” says Kenneth Cole. “The fact that we are able to reach such an influential and inspiring group of people (with this message) during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is extremely powerful.”“Kenneth Cole is one of America’s most beloved designers and has always been an integral part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s history,” says Peter Levy, SVP and Managing Director, IMG Fashion Events and Properties. “His dedication to AIDS research is extraordinary and we hope that by supporting amfAR and featuring his Collection on our runways, we are able to further promote this critical message.”Kenneth Cole will be honored by amfAR on February 6 at the New York Gala for his 27 years of AIDS activism, and his runway show will be held the next day on February 7. Additionally, Kenneth Cole is the executive producer of the HBO documentary film “The Battle of amfAR” which premiered January 18 at the Sundance Film Festival.Source:PR Newswirelast_img

first_imgThe Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign collected $144.5 million in 2017 thanks to the support of donors and corporate partners.The money raised will help The Salvation Army provide food, shelter and social services to nearly 25 million Americans in need this year.“The country faced many hardships last year after multiple natural disasters, making 2017 an even more important year for giving,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters. “We’re humbled by the generosity that will allow The Salvation Army to continue serving America’s most vulnerable populations in 2018.”In addition to the $144.5 million raised in red kettles and through corporate partners, online donations through totaled $45.4 million, a 26% increase over 2016.The Salvation Army enjoyed a jam-packed holiday season with initiatives new and old. Starting from the top:The Salvation Army began the season by issuing a call for action, asking Americans to join the Fight for Good, the official theme of the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign. Joined by a few notable citizen soldiers who each chose their own battle in the Fight for Good, The Salvation Army rallied supporters to designate their contributions to support cause areas that fight hunger, provide shelter or ensure Christmas assistance for those in need.Trick-shot artist and YouTube phenomenon Brodie Smith hosted a fundraiser to fight for hunger relief and teamed up with professional skateboarder Tony Hawk to raise awareness of the need for donations this holiday with a Red Kettle skateboarding trick-shots video.Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones fought to keep families safe and warm during the holidays with a fundraiser dedicated to sheltering the homeless. When she was a child, Lolo and her family benefited from The Salvation Army’s shelter programs, and she made a special appearance on the show Steve to talk about what it means to help others during the holidays.Author and social-good ambassador Chris Strub, who was the first person to livestream from all 50 states, called attention to the many faces and challenges of poverty as he chronicled his 25-state #FightForGoodTour on his social media platforms and YouTube channel.Jerry Jones, Charlotte Jones Anderson and Red Kettle Kickoff performer Thomas Rhett, along with Commissioner David Hudson, The Salvation Army’s new national commander, kicked off the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign with a satellite media tour at AT&T Stadium the day before Thanksgiving. The Dallas Cowboys also showcased #FightForGood on national television just before Thomas Rhett’s LIVE halftime performance. The campaign kickoff marked the 21st year the Cowboys organization has partnered with The Salvation Army to launch the iconic campaign during the nationally televised game. Since partnering with the team, the Red Kettle Campaign has raised more than $2.4 billion.Leading up to and on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, The Salvation Army was seen and talked about during national media appearances on The Today Show with Tony Hawk, Access, Access Live, Buzzfeed’s AM to DM, WGN Radio, Mornings with Maria and Steve. The week of Christmas, The Today Show aired a segment featuring The Salvation Army’s Door of Hope program in San Diego, Calif.Corporate partners also contributed greatly to the success of the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign.Red kettles outside of 6,400 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the U.S. collected $43.3 million, which contributed about 30 percent of the $144.5 million total. The Kroger Co. hosted Red Kettles at more than 2,700 locations across the country, raising a total of $18.2 million, or about 13 percent of the $144.5 million total. Red kettles at roughly 770 JCPenney stores collected a total of nearly $2.3 million for the campaign, 1,718 Walgreens locations raised $2.5 million, 600 Big Lots locations raised $905,000 and 68 Bass Pro Shops locations raised nearly $440,000.Hanes and The Salvation Army teamed up once again to provide socks to those in need. As part of their annual sock drive, Hanes donated 75,000 pairs of socks to The Salvation Army, bringing the total number of socks donated over the past nine years to more than 2.4 million pairs.Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, Dr Pepper Snapple Group donated a portion of sales to The Salvation Army for every specially marked 7UP, Canada Dry and Squirt two-liter bottle, 20-ounce bottle and 12-pack sold.Calling on snackers to not only give thanks during the holiday season, but to give back, Frito-Lay North America donated to The Salvation Army with every bag sold of its new Tostitos Yellow Corn Bite Size tortilla chips. Donations totaled $300,000.UPS ran its Wishes Delivered campaign and included The Salvation Army in its select group of charity partners to each receive $33,000. For every wish submitted with the campaign’s hashtag, UPS donated $1 and shared stories of the people and organizations who are solving problems to make a difference in communities.During the holidays, more than three million people rely on The Salvation Army to provide them with warm meals or toys for their children on Christmas Day. Donations made to the red kettles help The Army provide more than 10 million nights of shelter and 56 million meals a year, along with substance abuse recovery programs, after-school programs and emergency shelters for children and families in need. In all, The Salvation Army is able to help nearly 25 million people each year, thanks in large part to people’s generous donations.From its humble beginnings as a program started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. It provides toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless social service programs year-round. To learn more, visit

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