The International News Weekly ENTERTAINMENT 12 February 09, 2018 | Toronto Everyone has social responsibility, not just politicians: Manushi Chhillar Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi: Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, who is on a humanitarian world tour on menstrual hygiene, on Tuesday said the onus doesn't lie on the politicians alone to drive change. Manushi said while there's a lot that can happen if all political parties prioritise menstrual hygiene in their manifestos, but it's not about "just politicians". "Every individual has a social responsibilty. That can push for change in the society," Manushi told the media. Se reminded how when she visited her home state Haryana after her victory at the beauty pageant, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had announced to arrange for free supply of sanitary napkins to girls in state schools. However, Manushi feels these are shortterm arrangements. Her vision is to be able to develop a "sustainable system" of manufacturing, selling and buying. A cause close to her heart, creating awareness on menstrual hygiene was a social project presented by Manushi at the Miss World contest. It also won her the Beauty with a Purpose title. Taking it forward globally, Manushi is moving city-to-city and country-to-country spreading the message that 'Freedom From Shame' of menstruation is essential for healthy and happier women. She was accompanied by Julia Morley, Chairman and CEO, Miss World, former Miss World Stephanie Del Valle and six Miss World Continental winners -- from England, Mexico, Kenya, Korea, Jamaica and New Zealand -- here. Also on the dias was Jaydeep Mandal, Founder Director, Aakar Innovations, which produces affordable, iodegradable and compostable sanitary napkins. Mandal wants the government to reconsider the 12 per cent tax imposed on sanitary napkins. "It is double the tax which was there earlier... At least for compostable and green products there should be no tax. This is something unique we are doing," he said. Mandal's company is also fighting to destigmatise menstruation in rural India. He said they try and educate men about the importance of menstruation as many of them are not even aware of its role in family planning. But as Valle, the Miss World 2016, put it: "Feminine hygiene is very important as not will it eventually create life, but also make women happier and healthier." Beauty queens from Kenya, Korea and Jamaica said the stigma around menstruation is a global problem, and they are confident that initiatives such as the world tour will bring about a change. My imperfections motivated me most: Gigi Hadid Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi : Model Gigi Hadid says that her mistakes made her a better individual and her imperfections motivated her the most. "Working out isn't only physical for me. It's mental. It helps me escape the noise in my head. It's the only time my mind goes quiet," Hadid, who is also the Reebok Brand Ambassador, said in a statement. "When I was a competitive athlete, I used to be so focused on being perfect that my coaches would take me out of competing all together. I'd focus on my mistakes which would breed more mis-steps - a domino effect. Until I learned to change the channel, to refocus, Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi : Sunny Leone will be coming out with her cosmetic brand StarStruck soon, and the actress says she has tried to create something which is good in quality and long lasting. "It's something I have wanted for a very long time. It has taken a lot of care, effort and time to get to this point and I'm so happy Star- Struck is in its final stage before it hits the consumer," Sunny told IANS. Sunny, whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, made a transition into Bollywood after reset. It was my mistakes, my imperfections that motivated me most," she added. Hadid is once again making a bold, hip statement with her versatile look in the all-new Reebok Pump Supreme which is a part of the brand's Spring Summer collection 2018. Commenting on the launch, Silvia Tallon, Senior Marketing Director, Reebok India said: "Sneakers are an all-time favourite, especially for today's millennials as they can be teamed with just about anything making the sporty chic look the new trend setter. We are confident that the new launch will soon become the defining icon of fashion in India, as it has globally. " Sunny focussed on good quality, long lasting cosmetic line making a name for herself as an adult film actress abroad. She took the reality TV route with a stint in one of the previous seasons of Bigg Boss to come into the spotlight in India. She has featured in films like "Jism 2", "Ek Paheli Leela", "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai" and "One Night Stand". Sunny says she "created a line that I am happy wearing". The cosmetic range will be out on March 1. She said: "I work many hours and am always in front of a camera so I wanted to create something that is great quality and long lasting. Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl, names her Stormi Indo-Asian News Service Los Angeles : Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott have named their daughter Stormi. In an Instagram post, Kylie posted an image of her holding her daughter's hand with the caption: "Stormi", reports the thesun.co.uk. Although Kylie and her boyfriend Travis Scott have yet to reveal the reason they chose the moniker, some baby name websites say the name means having "charm" and being able to "attract money". Another website claims Stormi means someone who is a "free spirit" and has the "biggest heart". Kylie announced on Sunday that her child with Scott was born on February 1 and apologised for keeping her pregnancy secret from her 101 million Instagram followers and other fans. Stormi is the second of three additions to the Kardashian clan this year. Half-sister Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced the arrival in January of their third child -- Chicago. Stormi joins Kardashian cousins North, Saint, Reign, Dream, Mason and Penelope.
The International News Weekly Sports February 09, 2018 | Toronto 13 India overpower Proteas in 3rd ODI Cape Town : India dominated with both bat and ball to thrash South Africa by 124 runs in the third One-Day International (ODI) here on Wednesday. The Indians rode on skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten 160 to post a total of 303/6 in their allotted 50 overs. Left-arm spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav then ran through the South African batting line-up with four wickets each as the hosts folded up for 179 runs in 40 overs. Fast bolwer Jasprit Bumrah bagged two wickets. India now lead the six-match series 3-0. Apart from Jean-Paul Duminy, who scored 51 runs off 67 balls, the other South African batsmen were unable to cope with the Indian bowling. Brief Scores South Africa: 179 runs in 40 overs (Jean-Paul Duminy 51; Kuldeep Yadav 4/23, Yuzvendra Chahal 4/46) 'India: 303/6 (Virat Kohli 160 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 76, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 16 not out; Duminy 2/60). Winter Olympics Russia denies launching cyber attacks Indo-Asian News Service Moscow: The Russian Foreign Ministry has denied launching cyber attacks against the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games slated to be held from Friday in South Korea. "We are aware that Western media are planning to throw in pseudo-investigations on the issue of the Russian trace in hacker attacks on information resources related to holding the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea," the ministry said in a statement late Wednesday. No evidence will be certainly produced to the world, as before." The statement said that the accusations of the "Russian threat" in cyber space were fuelled by "countries that are building up their own military cyber potential, while conducting illegal surveillance and violating human rights", reports Xinhua news agency. Media reports on Wednesday said that cyber security researchers had found indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping and other Olympic organisations in retaliation for Moscow's exclusion from the Games scheduled to last till February 25. The International Olympic Committee banned Russia following an investigation into scandals about Russian athletes doping in the 2014 Winter Games. The Russian athletes have to compete as neutrals in PyeongChang. Smriti stars in India's huge win over S Africa in women's 2nd ODI Indo-Asian News Service Kimberley: With around 15 months to go for the 2019 cricket World Cup, India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday asserted that barring the No. 4 spot, the core of the squad is more or less sorted out for the quadrennial tournament in England. Opener Smriti Mandhana struck 135 runs to help the Indian women's cricket team hammer South Africa by 178 runs as they took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match One-day International series, part of the ICC Women's Championship, here on Wednesday. Smriti belted a 129-ball 135, laced with 14 fours and a six, while vice captain Harmanpreet Kaur (55 not out off 69 balls; 4X2, 6X1) and Veda Krishnamurthy (51 not out off 33; 4X6, 6X1) pressed the accelerator to guide the visitors to a mammoth 302/3 in the second game. India then rode on impressive spin bowling from leg-spinner Poonam Yadav (4/24), left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2/14), off-spinner Deepti Sharma 2/34) to bowl out the hosts for 124 in 30.5 overs as India gained valuable points for the World Cup 2021 qualification. Right-handed opening batswoman Lizelle Lee waged a lonely battle for the hosts, scoring 73 off 75 deliveries. Apart from Lizelle, who notched her 13th fifty, Marizanne Kapp (17) was the only other South African who managed to reach double-digit score. Earlier, put in to bat, the visitors got off to a flier with Smriti and Poonam Raut (20 off 37; 4X3) putting on 56 runs, before Poonam departed caught behind by Trisha Chetty off pacer Marizanne. Her dismissal brought in veteran skipper Mithali Raj (20 off 34; 4X1), who added 51 runs in the company of Smriti, who by then had crossed her half century off 64 deliveries. With India in a spot of bother losing two wickets for 107, Harmanpreet joined forces with Smriti and the duo frustrated the South Africans with quality strokeplay. Smriti, who struck a 98- ball 84 in the opening match, took her time and smartly got to the three-figure mark off 116 balls, before taking the attack to the opposition, resulting in a 134-run third wicket stand with Harmanpreet. Just when it appeared that the duo will bat the hosts out of the game, offspinner Raisibe Ntozakhe struck with the crucial wicket of Smriti, who registered her third ODI century. But the joy was shortlived for the Protea women with Veda going all guns blazing for her 33-ball half century, which resulted in a 61-run undefeated stand with Harmanpreet. Brief Scores: Indian women 302/3 (Smriti Mandhana 135, Harmanpreet Kaur 55 not out, Veda Krishnamurthy 51 not out) vs South Africa women: 124 all out in 30.5 overs (Lizelle Lee 73; Poonam Yadav 4/24, Rajeshwari Gayakwad 2/14, Deepti Sharma 2/34). Kuldeep, Chahal could be the X-factor in 2019 World Cup: Kohli Cape Town : Virat Kohli has openly expressed his fondness for wrist spinners on numerous occasions, and after gaining an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the six-match ODI series against South Africa, the India skipper feels the duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will prove to be "massive X- factor" in the 2019 ICC World Cup. Continuing their dominance in the ongoing series, the spin twins picked four wickets apiece on Wednesday to bundle South Africa out for a meagre 179 after Kohli's 34th ODI ton propelled the tourists to a massive 303/6 in the third ODI at Newlands here. Chahal and Kuldeep have so far accounted for 21 wickets between them at an average of 9.05, in the three matches so far, prompting Kohli to admit that the duo are gradually making a strong case to feature in the five-day format. "Those are things that are quite a bit away from now," Kohli said when asked of the Test chances of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, especially away from home. "Look they are obviously making a very strong case for themselves, bowling in these conditions and making breakthroughs like we haven't seen before. "It's outstanding to see two guys just totally spinning a web around the opposition. There doesn't seem to be a way out at all. It's unbelievable. Taking eight wickets today. Outstanding," the skipper told reporters after the 124-run win over the Proteas on Wednesday. Kohli backed his wrist spinners saying the duo may get sometimes be belted for runs, but going by the way they bowl, both could turn out to be massive X-factor for the men-in-blue during the World Cup in England next year.