Cuff talk aMnidx MRoactkch
Your jeans and shoes need to be in a partnership to get the best look. No point Fashion is all about getting
in letting the hemline of your jeans cover up your footwear, especially when you your mix and match strategy
have given so much thought in buying it and pairing it with your jeans. Just follow right
a few simple guidelines: if you are wearing flats, give the cuffs one roll; make
it two rolls for ankle boots or high heels. Pair platforms with high-waist flares; Here is a quick guide to help you
skinny jeans with boots, if you are in a winter mood. master the colour codes for fashion:
Skirt notes 1.When in doubt, use the
colour wheel to find colours
Black maxi skirt, a common feature of most wardrobes, can have myriad avatars that complement each other.
if you find the right top to complement it. Make it comfy and cozy with a long The idea is to identify colours
top, or go for the classic look with a white top. You could turn it into an elegant that are opposite to each other
evening wear by pairing it with a tight black top and a sheer jacket. A tank and and yet help establish harmony
blazer will also work if it is a formal do. Go for a printed top for the office. in your look – like black and
white. Remember, every
Belt It colour that you pick on as
the main piece, has a
Make the most of the belts in your accessory counter to transform those oversized complementary colour to
shirts or tunics to match your frame. What is more, the belt will also give your balance the look.You could
style the perfect flourish. complement colours that are
at the same distance from the
centre of the wheel, or combine
one from the centre to the one
that is at the outside edge.
2. Keep the colours in the same
family – that means pastels with
pastels, earthy tones with earthy
tones… Besides, different
shades of the same colour can
also look good.
3. Use a print in the main item
and break it down to find out
the colours that stand out
prominently. Now, pair your
accessories, or even a jacket, in
the colour that is most used in it.
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at HOME Style, Fashion
and your Home
If you believe home is where all the fashion
should be, get busy stylising your home
with some easy to adopt ideas
Whatever be your personal fashion perspective,
giving your home a fashion makeover need not
be limited or restricted by it.Whether you toe the
‘simple’ line in what you wear, or are a fashion diva seeking
to spread the look to your home, small doses of style in the
living space has never harmed anyone. On the contrary, it
might, it just might, alter the way you go about your daily
chores around the house and even help you unwind and
de-stress amidst the fashion icons you have incorporated
in your living space.
If you are game for some exciting fashion twists in your
home, check out the tips and tricks that could help you get
Blame it on the primal connection or the obvious appeal,
animal prints have retained their hold over home décor
elements. It could be tiger stripes in the bedding or a
pretty leopard spot upholstery, patterns that reflect the
animal world can easily infuse a style quotient to your
home. Follow the moderation rule so as to not go overboard
with the print and turn the décor loud and unharmonious.
Mirrors give an illusion of space and also make things
around the room look clean, clear and organised.You could
place mirrors on the closet doors to make do with the
available space, or incorporate it as a décor element - as a
wall hanging or a standalone item - and let the room soak
in the fresh appeal of a mirror.
50 September 2017
Curtain call of our homes are not free from wires handles, towel racks or cabinet at HOME
that hang from the television set, the handles, a mixed array of minor
The style, design and the pattern you console, the night lamps… And, not details can create an element of
adopt in the curtains can give your all wires can be concealed, especially intrigue.
room a fashion touch like nothing if you live in a rented house where
else. For one, by hanging the curtains drilling holes on the walls to create Light touch
closer to the ceiling, you are creating nooks for wires is not allowed or there
the illusion of larger windows, which are new electronic additions which Lighting fixtures you pick for your
are standard in homes designed to come with their own set of wires that home can make the loudest fashion
ooze style.You could use also curtains are difficult to hide. To make your statements. Depending on the fitting
to add colour to the living space. home truly fashionable, you need to you choose, you could make a subtle
Opt for colours that are flattering and keep your walls and floors free of or powerful statement and get closer
make an easy switch to a new look. wires. Find a way… to stylising your home in perfect glow.
Texture talk Boho home Wall fashion
Like all things fashion, home fashion Bohemian décor is for all those who Find quirky ways to adorn your
is also dictated by trends that want their homes full of life, culture, walls… If you have, say, a Victorian
are sparked on a global scale by and interesting items, while balancing dress or a favourite frock, which is
international designers. Although it with a quaint style note. It is more outdated or not fitting any more, turn
raw and rustic textures can easily like the smart casual fashion, with it into a wall hanging. If the dress has
infuse a style element, you could get interiors that are shabby-chic. If you a striking texture or a bold pattern
a hang of textures in your home by are in for this look, introduce lots hang it against a white or a neutral
introducing fabrics on the sofas, walls of patterns and vibrant colours in background. You could use scarves
or the floor. Go for muted colours or your home. It could be an addition lying in your wardrobe also to adorn
textural neutrals for a sliver of fashion of ornately carved wooden furniture, the wall. Knot it creatively on small
in your home. or a change in the floor with tiles in hooks, as if in a row on a wall. The
geometric patterns. same applies to hats as well…
Mix and match
While technology has given you
the options of enjoying life’s finer Mix and match dictum works in your
pleasures without having to stay homes as well. Whether it is door
wired to the electronic devices, most
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man date Style Basics
Whether you are on a smart
casual spree or a formal do,
understand the basics of style
to put your best look forward
Tips to get you started:
The basic style that you zero on should
act as a foundation for any outfit that
you pick for a particular day. Most items
that come under the ‘essential’ label are
easily interchangeable with other items in
your wardrobe, while complimenting all
the pieces that you wear, including your
sunglasses, your watch, shoes, et al.
Style basics… That is the key to get you started on the style route. T-Shirts: Wear your ‘observant’ glasses
when you go shopping for t-shirts to notice
If you are at home, quickly scan your wardrobe to see if you have the basic the finer details in each piece. Interestingly,
fashion requirements – tees, sweatshirts, jeans and chinos – or do a mental even the tee that look like the one you have
checklist of the items from wherever you are. at home will have its own different look
owing to the material used and also the cut.
Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, a trendy pair of jeans and a Denims and chinos: Whether you opt
couple of tees that flatter your structure are a must to inject style into your for the reliable jeans or go for a pair of
wardrobe. Besides, if you subscribe to the view that jeans is all that you need chinos, the basic bottom wear has several
to look smart and breathe the air of casual wear, you are on the right course. variations to add novelty to your look.
But if you belong to the large tribe of executives who swear by neutral Depending on the trends in the market, you
coloured shirts and sartorial trousers, even at casual dos, you need to rethink might pick the slim fit or the low waist ones
your style quotient. Wearing your cargos and some randomly picked tee for and also explore the options in colours,
shopping or mall walking will not make you smart casual. It is best to rely on textures and cuts.While a pair of blue jeans
the dependable t-shirt, jeans and sneakers. could act as a saviour to give you the smart
casual look, the black denim ones are
Unlike women, men’s basic style has remained resolute over the years and important to complement bright coloured
will, seemingly, continue for a long time. So why not equip yourself with the tees in your collection.
52 September 2017
Fashion, functionality and fit And, after all is said and done, it is the man date
For most men, the basic premise fit that enlists style to your personality.
of style is ingrained in finding the Often, at the counter of fashion and
right combination between fashion, functionality, fit is forgotten. As if the
functionality and fit. Which element only thing that matters is that the
of style scores higher may depend jeans stays on the waist/hips and the
on a variety of factors, but what is tee falls straight. Alas, it is the fit that
important to ensure is that it is high on makes all the difference...
So when you go clothes shopping,
Most often, the functionality of a style
is proportionate to the fashionable keep some guidelines in your
factor. But having said that, what
matters in the functionality quarters, mind. Ensure that the jeans
when you go shopping, is that it is for
life. It is important to buy a functional fit right around your waist
style of clothing, as if you are
purchasing it for life. This is probably and the length is just
why styles keep repeating…
right. While your body
Follow that by bolstering your
functional style with an eye on fashion type and personal
trends. While ladies fashion trends
seem to be on a constant change preference might
mode, men’s fashion, especially at the
base level of high quality items, hardly dictate which style of
changes much. But if getting on the
trend wagon is important, it is best jeans you pick, the
to stick to buying trendy tees that are
easy on the wallet, in comparison to, right one should
say, a leather jacket, which, if goes
out of fashion, could leave a big dent sit comfortably
on your budget while making a new
purchase. around your
waist and the
hem should skim
the top of your
trainers or shoes
with a slight break
at the bottom. And,
as far as t-shirts are
that the size is right for
your shoulders and your
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Meethaq ‘Back to
school with Baraem’
Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, hosted an event at Muscat Grand Mall to promote financial
literacy and savings habit among children. Targeted at children below 12 years of age, Meethaq Baraem Account is the first
Shari’a based children’s savings account in Oman. The account can be opened by parents/guardians on behalf of children.
Baraem helps parents to save on behalf of children and at the same time inculcate the savings habit among children. On opening
the account, a special welcome kit comprising Baraem Recognition Card entitles cardholders to discounts at various outlets,
including book shops, restaurants and children’s clothing stores. Activity books and educational aids which spark creativity are
also gifted to account holders.
Oman Air signed
Oman Air recently launched a new codeshare agreement with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, which sees the
airlines’ combined frequencies between Bahrain and Muscat at 6 daily flights. This new codeshare provides customers enhanced
flight connectivity possibilities with Oman Air to various destinations across both carries networks. Abdulrahman Al Busaidy,
Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, of Oman Air commented: “Through this code share, Oman Air offers its guests a
combined frequency of six daily flights. The new Muscat International Airport is also due to open soon, which will give our
Bahrain-based guests an exciting opportunity to connect to our global network through a world class facility.” Oman Air currently
serves up to 55 destinations worldwide.
‘Avenues To The World’
Shoppers at Oman Avenues Mall have the chance to win one
of four fun, family travel packages to the exciting international
destinations of London, Hong Kong, Malaysia or Paris, with
every purchase of RO15 or more. With ‘Avenues to the World’
travel campaign, families shopping at the mall, stand a chance
to win round-trip tickets for 2 adults and 2 children, and an
action-packed holiday to selected destinations. Each of the four
travel package prizes include entry tickets into some of the top
tourism attractions at the destination city, a 4 Star Hotel stay, city
tours to explore popular landmarks and travel sites; as well as
daily transport around the city, and a RO100 shopping allowance
per day. In addition, the mall is giving away one SalamAir travel
voucher worth RO50, each day for 45 days.
Shell supports Road Safety
As part of their ongoing efforts to promote road safety in
the Sultanate, Shell Oman, Petroleum Development Oman
and Oman OLNG have launched a collaborative road safety
awareness raising campaign in Salalah, in coordination
with the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and Oman Road Safety
Association (ORSA). This joint effort comes with the aim
of spreading the message of safe driving emphasizing on
adhering to speed limits, not using mobile phones while
driving, and wearing seatbelts at all times. The campaign is
set to cover ROP’s Wadi Hurait checkpoint and three Shell
Service Stations, namely: Rabat Service Station, Green Line
Service Station, and Raysut Service Station.
54 September 2017
Park Inn Muscat achieves HolidayCheck 2017 certification
For the second time, Park Inn by Radisson Muscat has been certified among the best rated hotels in HolidayCheck.
The hotel received the ‘HolidayCheck Quality Selection Certificate for the year 2017’, an honour given to hotels
that provide an excellent level of service and receive positive reviews from guests on the HolidayCheck customer
review portal. HolidayCheck.com is Europe’s leading hotel review platform with 25 million visits each month. The
HolidayCheck award displays an utmost dedication to its primary objective of exceeding the expectations of the
guests. Park Inn by Radisson Muscat hotel continuously determined to improve the guest experience and continuously
offering new services, or revamping existing services to keep up its valued guests satisfied.
Majid Al Futtaim to
develop RO45 million
City Centre Sohar
Majid Al Futtaim will grow its existing portfolio of
pioneering malls in Oman with City Centre Sohar.
The mall, located in the Northern Governorate’s
historic capital Sohar, is due to open in late 2018.
Conveniently located on Batinah Highway, the
mall will add 40,000m2 of gross leasable area
to the Sultanate’s booming retail sector. Sohar,
a port city and major industrial hub, has seen
substantial economic growth in recent years,
which Majid Al Futtaim is keen to contribute to.
The construction contract for City Centre Sohar
has been awarded to the Oman-based company
Al Turki Enterprise and the work will commence
in November 2017. City Centre Sohar has set a
target to achieve LEED Gold status – the coveted
energy-efficient design certification – within
three months of opening.
SalamAir celebrates six months of operational
SalamAir has achieved remarkable results during its first six months of operation. Backed by a growing fleet
of A320s, the airline has been able to expand its operations to include nine destinations and has opened the
skies for more than 223,765 guests flying over 2,128,272 kilometers across the region to experience its value-
added service offering. The airline has created 180 direct jobs, achieving 56 percent Omanisation rate; it is
committed to reach the regulatory 60 percent Omanisation rate at the earliest possible and
is currently preparing to enroll a new batch of cabin crew into its training program as it
looks forward to the next stage of its network growth. The 24/7 SalamAir Call Centre is
100 percent run by Omanis.
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The GTC4Lusso: Alfardan Motors, the official importer of Ferrari in the Sultanate,
A new era of Ferrari continuously welcomes discerning enthusiasts to the Ferrari stable
four-seater with its impeccable pedigree in offering world-class performance
and versatility across all driving conditions. The GTC4Lusso is aimed
at the new ‘Ferrarista’; one that appreciates all the luxury, passion
and performance and power of the Maranello marque, but merged
with a versatility and keen sense of adventure. Central to the appeal
to a new, younger generation of Ferrari enthusiasts is the innovative
refinement of the sporting break coupe design, introduced in 2011,
reinterpreting the concept with an extremely streamlined, tapered
shape that gives it an almost fastback-like silhouette. Equally, the
four-seater Ferrari GTC4Lusso hails a major evolution of the sporting
Grand Tourer concept by integrating rear-wheel steering with four-
wheel drive for the first time.
Mercedes-Benz Oman’s Pre-Owned Vehicles
Making the dream of owning a Mercedes-Benz more achievable than ever, the iconic brand has assembled an outstanding portfolio
of Proven Exclusivity Pre-Owned cars. The stars of the meticulously selected collection include the agile and compact A 250
priced from RO12,495, the innovative E 200 and E 300 Avantgarde priced from just RO14,995 and RO18,995 respectively and the
extra stylish and dynamic E 400 Coupé from RO9,995 and are all available to test drive within 24 hours. The impressive Mercedes-
Benz Proven Exclusivity Pre-Owned vehicles are certified by specialist Mercedes-Benz technicians with every inspection and test
carried out according to a detailed multipoint technical checklist and have full service records. The Pre-Owned vehicles under
the Proven Exclusivity brand are only available at Mercedes-Benz showrooms with a dedicated Proven Exclusivity display area.
To offer customers an unmatched buying experience, Renault
Oman, from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles, has
announced a special offer on Renault Megane. All customers
purchasing Renault vehicles between August 14th and September
30th will be eligible to the benefits of the offer. As part of the
special promotion, Renault Oman has worked out a lot of value
propotions on Renault Megane including assured cash gift, free
registration, mileage warranty, periodic vehicle maintenance,
free insurance and AAA/ road assistance card. Renault Megane
customers will be entitled to an assured cash gift of RO1500.
All customers purchasing Renault Megane in the scheme
period will be eligible for free first year vehicle
registration, and the vehicle will be eligible for
three years/100,000 kms Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Customers purchasing the model year 2017 car
will get free Periodic Vehicle Maintenance of two
years/20000kms (whichever is earlier).
56 September 2017
GAC’s new FUSO Service Customer Lounges
Reiterating its commitment to its customers and enhancing their ownership experience, General Automotive
Company (GAC), the official dealership for FUSO commercial vehicles in Oman, has introduced a new customer
lounges at its primary service centre at Azaiba. The new lounge will offer customers the perfect place to relax and
spend time while their vehicles are being checked up or serviced. Commenting on the introduction of the customer
lounge, Manoj Ranade, the General Manager of GAC said,“Customer care and satisfaction is always at the forefront
of everything we do here at GAC. The introduction of these lounges helps in delivering a service experience like
never before allowing them to relax in a friendly relaxing environment while their FUSO vehicles undergo service.”
Camaro ZL1 hits 320 Nissan Patrol
km/h with 10-speed and Super Safari
The newly launched Nissan Super Safari and Nissan
With a top speed of 318 Patrol continues to impress auto aficionados through its
km/h, the Camaro ZL1 Coupe is the proud history and reputation for versatility, capability
‘fastest Camaro ever.’ Chevrolet recently put the and extreme performance. The 2017 Patrol Super Safari
ZL1’s performance capabilities to the test on the boasts all-new tan leather seats and door trim with
High Speed Oval at Germany’s Automotive Testing 8-way power seats for the driver and 4-way for the front
Papenburg GmBH proving ground. Boasting passenger. New driver aids include a navigation system
a 650-horsepower, 6.2L V8 supercharged LT4 as well as front and rear parking sensors with rear view
engine, with 10-speed automatic transmission, the camera, Bluetooth, USB, CD, auxiliary input socket and
ZL1 Coupe was able to achieve a 0-100 time of just FM/AM radio to complete the in-car entertainment
3.5 seconds. Engine performance aside, the ZL1’s offering. The Nissan Patrol, on the other hand, is now
aerodynamic design incorporates a balanced available with new exterior colours - Grey Metallic
aerodynamic package that reduces lift without and Pure White Pearl – as well as a new Tan interior
significantly affecting drag. Special aero features colour.There are great options on board the new Nissan
include a stanchion rear spoiler that offers Patrol with all grades featuring an array of standard
an advantageous lift/drag ratio compared features including 8-way power driver’s seat, cruise
to a blade-style rear spoiler, and a patent- control, 7-inch LCD screen, dual-zone climate control,
pending auxiliary transmission oil cooler 18-inch alloy wheels with full-size spare, side steps,
cover that reduces front-end lift with no front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera
drag penalty. The front-to-rear aero balance and keyless entry and start.
was also fine-tuned for high-speed stability.
September 2017 57
Chill OutMOVIEREVIEW Movies Books
Taron Egerton Matthew Vaughn
CHART OW CKThiinrecglGsemoladne:n
TOPPERS This is a sequel to the 2014
TRENDING N film ‘Kingsman: The Secret
1. Despacito: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Service’, which was based on
2. That’s What I Like : Bruno Mars the comic book ‘The Secret
3. I’m The One: DJ Khaled Service’
4. Humble: Kendrick Lamar
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman - an
5. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level
of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The
6. Mask Off: Future iSy: Lyle & Lil Yachty Golden Circle, the heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters
7. Something Just Like This: Chainsmokers & Coldplay are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the
8. Stay: Zedd & Alessia Cara discovery of an allied spy organisation in the US called Statesman, dating
9. XO Tour Lif3: Lil Uzi Vert back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their
10. Sign Of The Times: Harry Styles agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organisations band
together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world.
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IT The Lego Ninjago Movie Battle of the Sexes
Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Jackie Chan (voice of Master Wu), Dave Emma Stone, Elisabeth Shue, Steve
Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Franco (Lloyd), Michael Peña (Kai), Kumail Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Chris
Oleff, Chosen Jacobs Nanjiani (Jay) Zach Woods (Zane), Fred Parnell, Jessica McNamee, Sarah
In the Town of Derry, local kids are Armisen (Cole) Silverman
disappearing one by one, leaving behind In this Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago This is the true story of the 1973
gory remains. In a place known as ‘The City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, tennis match between World number
Barrens’, a group of seven kids are united aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who one Billie Jean King and ex-champ
by these horrifying events. Called the are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, Bobby Riggs. In the wake of the sexual
‘Losers Club’, the group of kids encounter they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon,The revolution and the rise of the women’s
a creature called It, which preys on Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s movement, the 1973 tennis match
children and whose favourite form is that dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against between the two was billed as the
of a sadistic clown called Pennywise.When son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but Battle Of The Sexes and became one
the creature resurfaces, the kids are called undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who of the most watched televised sports
upon to regroup again, this time as adults, must learn to check their egos and pull together events of all time, reaching 90 million
even though they have no memory of the to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu. viewers around the world.
BOOK REVIEW Dressing the Man: Mastering the
Art of Permanent Fashion
Author: Alan Flusser
Alan Flusser, whose name is synonymous with taste
and style, combines his encyclopaedic knowledge of
men’s clothes with his signature wit and elegance to
address the fundamental paradox of modern men’s
fashion:Why, after men today have spent more money
on clothes than in any other period of history, are there
fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before?
According to him, the real challenge lies in being able
to acquire the right personalised instruction.
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Corsets and Codpieces: A
Genius, and Glorious Excess in History of Outrageous Fashion,
1970s Paris from Roman Times to the
Author: Alicia Drake
In the 1970s, amid sequins and glitter, celebrities and Author: Karen Bowman
aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became Karen Bowman presents a fresh look at history’s
a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. hidden fashion disasters and discovers some of the
At the center of it all were fashion’s most beloved stories behind historical garments. She charts our
luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who sartorial history from the animal skins first used to
divided Paris into two fabulous halves.Their enduring cover our modesty and show off hunting skills, right
rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an up to the twentieth-century drive for practicality
era of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the and comfort. Corsets and Codpieces is an exciting
mesmerising quest for beauty. history of fashion trends; it reveals the flamboyant
fashions adopted and discarded by our ancestors.
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Learn to Sew
Want to make a dress for your doll…?
Log on to http://www. the basic concepts of sewing, like
phoebeandegg.com/ to find out securing thread, putting right
just how you could sew a personal sides together, understanding
dress for your doll. Click on what is a seam, undoing mistakes,
Doll Dressmaking on the drop etc... Sewing using machines
down menu on the right side of is a totally new subject, which
the page and look of ‘Teaching should be approached only after
a Child to Sew’ to get going. understanding the basics of
The new page opens with detailed As the website mentions, completion will give you something
instructions and guidelines to although children can learn to you want. You could start with a simple
get you started on your sewing sew at any age, it is best to initiate dress that just requires seaming and
project. The idea here is to start when you are in the age group of basic hemming and build from there.
hand sewing,which as the website 6-9 years. Yes, doll clothes are a Through doll clothes you will also learn
states, is a better way to introduce great way to start, as the project the basics of garment construction.
To begin, practice sewing two pieces of
fabric together and try to get smaller
stitches of equal size. Next, learn to keep
the line straight and use the needle to
do several stitch ‘bites’ in one go. This
will help you maintain consistency.
Enjoy sewing your doll dress…
Riddle Time Riddle Time Answers
1 Do you know what happened (August 2017)
to the calendar thief?
1Why did the boy tiptoe past the medicine
2 What did one raindrop cabinet?
say to the other? Answer: He didn’t want to wake the sleeping pills!
3 What did the triangle say to the circle? 2What do you call a funny mountain?
4 Why don’t you see giraffes in Answer: hill-arious
elementary school? 3What goes up when the rain comes down?
Answer: An umbrella.
5 WWhat stays on the ground but never
gets dirty? 4What happened to the wooden car with wood-
en wheels and wooden engine?
Answer: It wooden go!
5Which month do soldiers hate most?
Answer: The month of March!
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Portable USB-C charging solution
Mophie, which has earned repute for its mobile accessories, has designed
USB-C XXL power station to meet the power requirements of your Smartphone.
With a single USB-C and a USB-A output charge port, this power station
features a whopping 19,500mAh battery. This translates to more than a single
full charge to a MacBook, and will arrive in soft-touch fabric so that users will
be able to have a premium look and feel. The USB-C port will feature USB-
PD technology, enabling it to charge USB-C laptops at rapid charging rates.
Other features include an additional USB-A output port 5V/2.4A, a role switch
that is controlled by a status button (USB-C input/USB output), the USB-C
port with a default function being set to output charge, LEDs that display the
direction of charge, which will confirm the switch position and a Cypress
The All Controller
Here is an All Controller that just might replace every last controller you
own. The All Controller is a gamepad that works with everything – it will
work with PCs running Windows or Linux, Macs, Smartphone, tablets,
and TVs running Android 4.4 or later, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs
running iOS 6 or later, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3,
Nintendo Wii, Wii U, and eventually, the Switch. A micro-USB port is used
for charging the All Controller, and also for connecting the gamepad to a
console or PC with a cable. All Controller’s LCD screen allows gamers to
choose what device you want to use it with, connecting and re-connecting
to various platforms, as often as you like. The All Controller’s LCD screen
is used for connecting to devices and for completely customising how the
gamepad works and reacts.
Floating Cloud lamp
Do you fancy having your very own cloud in your living room, or say
the bedroom? With the new Floating Cloud from Brooklyn-based
designer Richard Clarkson, you may well give in to your fancy.
It is a magnetically levitating ambient lamp that flickers through
different coloured LED modes in response to the sound in a room.
The new Floating Cloud lamp can levitate 2.75 inches (70 mm) off its
base and contains an embedded microphone that senses the sound
in its environment, allowing for it to visually respond to music or
voices in four different lighting styles. The cloud itself is made of a
hypoallergenic polyester fibre and holds a hidden embedded lithium
ion 6600 mAh battery.
Bites pen and paper and lovingly handed it to pulled out the note and opened it. The note
Marvin, in which Marvin wrote something said ‘HEY,YOU ARE STANDING ON MY
Marvin was in the hospital on his hurriedly. But before the preacher had OXYGEN TUBE!’
death bed. The family called Marvin’s a chance to read the note, Marvin died.
preacher to be with him in his final The preacher, feeling that now wasn’t the ‘Just relax’, the hospital staff kept telling
moments. As the preacher stood by right time to read it, put the note in his Jim, but it was to no avail. Jim’s wife was in
the bed, Marvin’s condition seemed jacket pocket. It was at the funeral, while labour and Jim was a nervous wreck.
to deteriorate, and Marvin motioned speaking, that the preacher suddenly After what seemed like a week, to both
for someone to quickly pass him a pen remembered the note. Reaching deep Jim and the hospital staff, a nurse came out
and paper. The preacher quickly got a into his pocket the preacher said “and with the happy news,‘It’s a girl’, she cried.
you know what, I suddenly remembered ‘Thank God, a girl’, said Jim,‘at least she
that right before Marvin died, he handed won’t have to go through what I just went
me a note, and knowing Marvin I’m sure through!’
it was something inspiring that we can
all gain from.With that, the preacher
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Virgo figures and even bosses. Siblings and sibling Students at college level need to make
figures in your life are also experiencing significant educational changes.
(August 22 – September 22) personal dramas. Be more patient with family
Virgo, you have more energy supporting members during this period. Sagittarius
you now, but it is best to take it easy
and stay relaxed. This month brings Cancer This is another busy and hectic kind of
a redefinition of your personality and month; make sure you get enough rest
self-concept. It could be external events Keep your focus on home, family and this month. Just try to spend more time at
that get you to do this. Over the coming emotional wellness. There may be a health spa or schedule more massages.
months, you will submit a new ‘look’ to disruptions in the neighbourhood and Maintain the focus on the essentials in
the world, which might involve wardrobe there may be unseen, sudden expenses. your life and let trivial matters go. You
and hairstyle changes. Your spouse or Career changes are afoot, but there may be need to get a new approach to the career.
partner may be forced to make dramatic testing of a current relationship, which may Be more patient with family members and
financial changes and there could be even lead to a crisis. If your relationship especially with a parent or parent figure.
disturbances in issues involving taxes, with the loved one is good it will survive;
estates or insurance claims. the flawed ones are in danger. Capricorn
Aries Leo Relations with siblings, sibling figures
and neighbours have been tense all this
Now is the time to focus on your career The month ahead may be turbulent, year, and this month will be no different.
and your personal objectives. You have but nice things are happening for you You have to work harder to maintain
already found your point of emotional personally. You are still in a yearly harmony. Do exercise patience with
harmony and you have got your home financial peak and your overall health family members, as they are most likely
and family in order. So make sure you is excellent. There may be dramatic experiencing life-changing events too.
have a good leisurely schedule and avoid financial changes and it may be best to Students at college level and those who
risky or high stress activities. Although avoid overseas travel over that period. are in the process of entering college may
your overall health is good, there might Students at college or post-graduate level have to make dramatic changes to their
be some dramatic changes in your health could expect dramatic changes in their educational plans.
regime. educational plans.
Expect some shake-ups in the finances
The party is over. It is time to concentrate This is an eventful month. There will be of spouse or partner. He/she is not only
on your work and on being productive for some turbulence, but there are also many dealing with monetary changes, but has
others. You need a shift in your thinking. good things lined up. There are dramas personal kinds of dramas as well, which
Remember, there are supplementary in the lives of family members and could affect your current relationship.
pleasures in diligent work and in serving friendships are bound to get tested. There Significant changes will have to be done.
others. This is a period where you explore are life-changing dramas in the lives of There may be events that show you the
this. There is good news too, as a dream co-workers too. If you are an employer, flaws in your thinking, planning and
job awaits you. Even those who are there is likely to be more employee approach.You have to change these things.
employed will have new and better job turnover than normal. Health is good.
opportunities coming up. Pisces
Gemini This is a hectic kind of month. Your health
A lot of changes are taking place this still needs attention; it is best to schedule
Your health is delicate this month. Drive month. The universal energies are shifting more rest periods into your days. Enhance
more carefully and more defensively. in a new way. You are in a more spiritual health through proper diet. There is a
If you have been witnessing changes in period. Being naturally very intuitive, you requirement to redefine yourself now; a
your company and industry, expect them can now give in to your financial intuition need to gain clarity on your personality
to accelerate this month. There could be and trust it. There may be life-changing and image that you project to others.
personal dramas in the lives of parents,parent dramas in the lives of friends. There are Expect financial upheavals, which need
also dramas in your place of worship. you to make important fiscal changes.
(September 18, 1976)
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly referred
to as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired professional
footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed
‘O Fenômeno’ (The Phenomenon), he is considered
to be one of the greatest football players of all time.
He won World Cup titles with Brazil in 1994 and 2002,
and in 2006. He held the record for most goals scored
in World Cup play with 15, until Miroslav Klose
scored his 16th in 2014. He played for 7 different club
teams, most notably Inter Milan and Real Madrid, and
received the Ballon d’Or in 1997 and 2002.
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Lobster has cold?
Italy’s highest court has ruled that lobsters must not be kept on ice in
restaurant kitchens, as it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they
are cooked for fine diners. The ruling followed a complaint by an animal
rights group against the owner of a restaurant, who kept live crustaceans
on ice. He was ordered to pay a 2,000 Euro fine and a further 3,000 Euros
in legal fees. The court ruled that the fact that lobsters are usually cooked
while still alive does not mean they can be mistreated beforehand.
Crickets on the menu Fashion
In what appears to be a culinary revolution, a start-up in Brussels is
pushing crunchy crickets as a protein alternative to meat. It said its Did you know fashion and style are
crickets, which can be eaten dried, in different flavours such as garlic 14th century words…?
or tomato, or turned into flour, were also friendlier on the environment
compared to some cattle farming. Eating insects is a common practice in l Simple needles made out of animal bone first
countries such as China, Ghana, Mexico and Thailand. appeared about 30,000 years ago.
Living dolls… l The first fashion magazine was published in
Germany in 1586.
A Spanish firm has made eerily realistic human babies, which look,
move and feel almost exactly like a newborn. It has also made aliens and l Until the mid-1800s, children dressed
fictional characters. The entire range of ‘Reborn Babies’ was on display at identically to adults.
a trade fair in Spain. Some of the basic silicone dolls cost almost 600 Euros,
while high-end models, equipped with motors that make the doll appear l In the Medieval Ages, a person’s social rank
and profession was represented by the colour
to breathe or suck on of the clothing.
a pacifier, cost nearly
5,000 Euros. In addition l The nobility wore red, peasants wore brown
to human babies, and and gray, and merchants, bankers, and
ones that look like gentry wore green.
the blue aliens from
the film ‘Avatar’, the l In Rome, purple clothing was exclusively
company makes baby reserved for emperors and magistrates.
mermaids and infants l Victorian widows were expected to wear
with elf-style pointed black mourning clothes for two years after
ears. their husbands’ deaths.
l While vintage clothing refers to clothing
made between 20 and 100 years ago, retro
refers to recently made clothing that is
designed to resemble the style of another
l Eyeliner became popular after its discovery
in King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the 1920s.
l It became more socially acceptable for
women to wear shorts during World War 2,
when fabric rationing was introduced and
women were forced to take on more
l Christian Dior is credited with inspiring
1950s fashion; he designed both the pencil
skirt and the A-line skirt.
l The skirt is the second oldest piece of
clothing, outdated only by the loincloth.
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