Ankle injury forces Neymar out of Copa America

first_img11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Kyle Lowry shoved by fan after landing out of bounds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu LATEST STORIES NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge MOST READ Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brazil’s soccer confederation informed Neymar was asked by police to give a testimony on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, where he is investigated for posting pictures of the accuser in social media without her authorization.Neymar recently recovered from a right foot injury, which also affected his World Cup performance in Russia. He felt the injury shortly after Richarlison scored Brazil’s first goal at 22 minutes. He was replaced by Everton.Gabriel Jesus added a second for Brazil. On Sunday, the team plays its last preparatory friendly against Honduras in Porto Alegre.The striker also felt pains in his right ankle after a challenge from teammate Miranda during Brazil’s training session outside Rio de Janeiro last Thursday.The game was a part of the team’s preparations for Copa America, which begins on June 14.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Neymar left the Mane Garrincha stadium using crutches before the match ended. He was accompanied by his father and Brazil’s soccer confederation head Edu Gaspar. The player returned to Brazil’s hotel in the early hours Thursday, after he was visited by President Jair Bolsonaro.The friendly was the first major public appearance for Neymar since a woman accused him of rape Friday at a Paris hotel on May 15. Several signs in support of the player appeared among fans on the same day his accuser reaffirmed her claims in a TV interview.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNeymar has denied any wrongdoing.Asked how shaken the rest of the squad is as a result of Neymar’s problems, Tite replied: “We are not insensitive. I only hope this situation gets solved.” Brazil’s Neymar lies on the pitch after being fouled during a friendly soccer match against Qatar at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Brazil and Qatar are preparing for the Copa America which runs from June 14 until July 7 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)BRASILIA, Brazil—Neymar is out of Copa America after suffering a right ankle injury in a win over Qatar on Wednesday night.Brazil’s soccer confederation said in a statement early Thursday that Neymar had a ligament rupture in his ankle and will not recover in time to play the South American tournament. The striker left Brazil’s 2-0 victory in the friendly match in tears after twisting his ankle during a hard tackle in the first minutes of the match.ADVERTISEMENT Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBNlast_img read more

Motolite now tied for third after thumping Army

first_imgMotolite enhanced its bid for a better semifinal seeding as it pounded PacificTown-Army, 25-21, 25-23, 25-14, to move to joint third with BanKo-Perlas in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Saturday.Tots Carlos unloaded another 14-hit game, which Myla Pablo matched in just two sets, while Isa Molde ably backed them up with 10 as Motolite overcame Army’s pressure in the first two sets before cruising in the next to complete the 81-minute rout.ADVERTISEMENT 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust LATEST STORIES LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ It was Motolite’s third straight win and 10th overall against five defeats, catching BanKo-Perlas at third in a spirited battle for the Top 2 and 3 rankings among three teams, including second running PetroGazz (10-4).Motolite, which subdued Army in five sets in their first round clash on Sept. 1, went up by just five spikes in its power duel with the veteran Army side, 43-38, and even lost by one in blocking, 4-5. But it produced two more aces and cashed in on its rivals’ miscues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Motolite scored 23 points off Army’s errors while yielding 12 as the team stayed on track for at least the No. 3 spot in an attempt to face unbeaten Creamline early on in the Final Four. Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Gago’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rizal, PhilSports won’t be white elephants DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

NEB approves NOVA Gas Transmission’s Northwest Mainline Loop

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board announced on Monday that it has approved a request by NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to build its proposed 23-kilometre Northwest Mainline Loop natural gas pipeline.Yesterday’s decision follows a written public hearing in which three Indigenous groups and Environment and Climate Change Canada participated.The Project will be located on Provincial Crown land within Treaty 8 territory and will parallel existing disturbance for the entire Project route. Once constructed, all new above-ground facilities will be located within a fenced area.- Advertisement -In making its decision, the Board says it considered the evidence presented by all parties and included 15 conditions related to, among others, construction activities, safety measures and standards, environmental monitoring, caribou habitat restoration and Indigenous matters.As part of its regular oversight, NEB staff will monitor NGTL’s activities throughout the lifecycle of the Project to ensure the company adheres to Board conditions and all applicable regulatory requirements for the safe operation of the facility and protection of the environment.last_img read more

State releases high school exit exam results

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – State officials have released the 2006-07 results of the California High School Exit Exam, a 10th-grade level test in English-language arts and math that must be passed in order for high-schoolers to receive their diplomas. Statewide, officials said about 93 percent of the Class of 2007 passed both portions of the exam. Locally, more than 98 percent of nearly 4,900 Whittier-area graduating seniors were able to pass the state’s high school exit exam this year. Officials from local school districts say they’re also seeing more of their students passing the CAHSEE earlier. Students take the exit exam for the first time in 10th grade, then get two additional chances to pass in their junior year and three chances in their senior year. For more on this story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img read more

Adventurer missing on solo flight

first_imgSearchers had little to go on because he apparently didn’t file a flight plan. “They are working on some leads, but they don’t know where he is right now,” Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. Fourteen aircraft were searching for Fossett in addition to ground crews, said Maj. Cynthia S. Ryan of the Civil Air Patrol. The teams were conducting grid searches over 7,500 square miles – an area larger than Connecticut – but were concentrating on an area of 600 square miles. “It is a very large haystack, and an airplane is a very small needle, no doubt about it,” Ryan said at a news conference. The search was suspended Tuesday evening and was to resume this morning. There had been no sign of Fossett’s plane, Ryan said. The search area is varied, ranging from high desert terrain with dry lake beds and sage brush, but also some rugged mountain peaks, she said. Gusty winds were hampering the search and could end up suspending the air search effort, Ryan said. Ryan said it is not uncommon when flying out of a remote, private airstrip to do so without filing a flight plan. She said Fossett had “full radio capability” but did not make radio contact with anyone at the ranch after his takeoff. The plane Fossett was in carried a locator that sends a satellite signal after a rough landing, but no such signal had been received. Fossett was flying solo and had filled the plane’s two gas tanks, Branson said. “The ranch he took off from covers a huge area, and Steve has had far tougher challenges to overcome in the past.” John Kugler, a longtime friend who taught Fossett ballooning, described Hilton’s ranch as a place where aviation enthusiasts gather. Kugler said that Fossett is a careful, capable flyer and that his aircraft is a “safe plane,” and he held out hope Fossett would be found alive. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His friends pointed to that persistence as a reason for optimism Tuesday, as searchers in aircraft covered broad swaths of western Nevada searching for the adventurer and his plane, last seen Monday morning. “Steve is a tough old boot,” said Richard Branson, the British billionaire who has helped finance many of Fossett’s adventures. “I suspect he is waiting by his plane right now for someone to pick him up.” Branson said in a statement that Fossett had been scouting for a suitable dry lake bed to make an attempt at breaking the land speed record. That would add the list of dozens of marks Fossett claims for speed or distance in balloons, airplanes, gliders, sailboats – even on cross-country skis and in an airship. Fossett has survived a number of close calls, including a 29,000-foot plunge into the Coral Sea after his balloon ripped during a storm in 1998. He was eventually rescued by a schooner. The 63-year-old took off alone at 8:45 a.m. Monday from an airstrip at hotel magnate Barron Hilton’s Flying M Ranch, about 70 miles southeast of Reno. A friend reported him missing when he didn’t return, authorities said. SEARCH: Steve Fossett was looking for site for another record. Friends feel he’ll be found alive. By Sandra Chereb THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINDEN, Nev. – Steve Fossett doesn’t give up easily. It took him four tries to swim across the English Channel, and six to fulfill his dream of becoming the first person to fly around the world solo in a hot-air balloon. last_img read more

Guardiola explains what prompted Aguero row during Man City’s draw with Tottenham

first_img latest on target Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Aguero was clearly unhappy as he left the field The incident dragged on for an awkward amount of time, with Mikel Arteta playing the role of peacekeeper.The pair later embraced on the pitch after the match ended 2-2, and Guardiola explained what prompted the bust-up.He said: “Aguero believed I was upset with him for the goal we conceded. The goal we conceded was a corner.“I wanted one on one movement. He thought I was upset with him.“I am sometimes exaggerated on the touchline but few times am I upset with the players.“I was a football player, I know what it is like to be in there. Emotion is part of our game. We talked after and during. He’s a guy I love a lot.” Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Guardiola and Aguero shared words on the touchline LATEST Getty What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2center_img New job FAREWELL Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested OFF Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers stalemate BIG PRESENTS UP TOP rookie error 2 deals Pep Guardiola insists he and Sergio Aguero are friends again after they had a touchline row during Manchester City’s draw with Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.The Argentine striker was preferred to Gabriel Jesus to start the clash and he rewarded his manager with an astute finish to put the hosts 2-1 ahead.However, the pair exchanged angry words on the sidelines when Aguero was substituted for Jesus midway through the second half, shortly after Lucas Moura had levelled things up for Spurs. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta City thought they had snatched a late winner when Jesus struck, only for the goal to be ruled out by VAR due to a handball in the build-up.The scenes as the goal was chalked off were reminiscent of the dramatic ending to last season’s Champions League tie between the two sides at the same venue last season.Under this season’s clarified handball rules, the decision was correct. However, Guardiola has not forgotten that Spurs’ Fernando Llorente was awarded a goal against City despite it hitting his arm in the Champions League last season.City boss Guardiola said: “If it’s hands it’s hands but why was (it) not hands with Llorente last season and why is it hands today?“But always we have to live with the decision in these situations. It is what it is, accept it. It will make us stronger.“We played better today than the second best team in Europe. When people say you can do better – better than this I don’t know if it is possible.“We conceded just two shots on target against this team, with the quality they have. We created a lot to score goals. We played incredibly, (one of) the best games in our time together. We were so good.“Unfortunately we could not win but we will prepare for the next. It is just the beginning.”Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham: Gabriel Jesus denied last-gasp winner by VAR as Spurs salvage unlikely point at Etihadlast_img read more

Mourinho on ‘fantastic Sonaldo’ and compares Burnley goal to one of the best ever

first_img Getty Images – Getty Son made a fool out of a number of Burnley players en route to goal Jose Mourinho revealed his son has dubbed Heung-min Son ‘Sonaldo’, comparing him to Juventus’ star man.But after watching his spectacular solo goal against Burnley, the manager thinks the Tottenham forward is more like the legendary Brazil striker. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship stalemate latest Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Getty Images – Getty 2 targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti statement PEP TALK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 appointed LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS update on target Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ At White Hart Lane, captain Harry Kane got things going with a long-range strike before Lucas Moura doubled the advantage inside the first ten minutes.Son then produced his moment of magic and Kane made it 4-0 after the break with a fine strike before Moussa Sissoko added another.Mourinho was quick to praise Kane’s all-round showing, however, admitting he is already struggling for accurate accolades.“It’s not just the goals, it’s the combination play, it’s what he does between the lines, it’s what he does in the defensive process and it’s what he does at a leadership level,” he explained.“Incredible. Again: top, top, top player and person. I cannot find any more words to describe him.“I cannot have a bad feeling with these guys. I’m here to help them.“So if I can help them to be better then that’s what I want.” Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule LATEST Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman But Mourinho said it reminded him of one of Ronaldo’s most famous goals during his one and only season at Barcelona where he scored 47 times in 51 games.“Even before this goal my son calls him ‘Sonaldo’, and today he was ‘Sonaldo Nazario’,” the Tottenham manager said afterwards.“The only thing that came to my mind was a goal where I had the honour to be sat next to Sir Bobby Robson, in 1996, and Ronaldo Nazario scored a goal against Compostela from behind the halfway line and scored a very similar goal.“I met his parents yesterday, and I understood also where it comes from. The kid is fantastic and I am so happy.”On his wonder goal, Son said he got the ball and was going to play Dele Alli in.“I saw him running, but the right-back was making it hard so I tried to put my booster on and after two or three seconds I was in front of goal so I was surprised,” he beamed.“At home, this kind of goal makes me so proud and feels amazing. I was tired after the running, so I had to stay focused to finish it. Imagine, you do so well to get there and miss it, you’ll be upset from my point of view.” rookie error Son scored a goal of the season contender in Spurs’ 5-0 win, with many likening it to Lionel Messi against Getafe or George Weah for Milan against Verona.Collecting the ball 20 yards from his OWN goal, Son began running and kept running, tearing through the opposition defence before slotting the ball into the back of the net. Mourinho definitely approved of the Messi/Weah-esque effort from Son Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future last_img read more

How to solve the unique complexities of industrial IoT

first_imgPeople have marveled at the possibilities born out of the Internet of Things for some time. But really, the scale of what it can accomplish in the industrial sector dwarfs the smart home capabilities of a Nest thermostat or the wearable innovation of a Fitbit. The possibility of leveraging the data generated from billion-dollar machines communicating with one another creates tremendous potential for making our world more sustainable, efficient, and safe. The scale of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) makes it uniquely complex – bigger problems with more expensive equipment require bigger solutions with more intricate, more connected technology.In the industrial sector, IoT is often about bringing antiquated processes into the modern era so we can bring things like new foods, consumer products or services or alternative energy forms to market more quickly. Many of the manufacturing plants and oil refineries we work with today are running decades-old equipment. This becomes less and less sustainable as the equipment gets older and the skilled laborers operating it age each year. Parts are harder to find, data from these systems become too hard to integrate into other systems and industrials can’t sustain the cost of running two separate systems and teams for OT and IT.See also: Will blockchain drive the fourth industrial revolution?But IIoT is also about data and improving overall efficiencies in various processes, either to drive costs out or to increase production. This leads to more competitive companies driving new innovations faster. While the ROI from IIoT is still in its infancy, an example I can point to I saw recently involved a business partner using data and real-time analytics to monitor and optimize the performance of just one industrial kiln, which alone saved the company about $300K a year. That is an incredible example of the value of IIoT in action. A more standardized infrastructure is neededHowever, to realize more of these benefits, as an industry, we need a reliable and standardized infrastructure upon which to run these very IIoT components, since at its core IIoT is a journey where new solutions are integrated with old ones. This type of integration may be common in today’s data centers, but the same cannot be said as the infrastructure extends down through the factory floor. The infrastructure of tomorrow needs to be virtualized, downtime-proof and easy to operate. Why? Beyond the physical requirements of the infrastructure, the technical skillsets of industrial operators need to evolve even further – in parallel with the rate of innovation of the equipment. Beyond common standards, the other large barrier to advancing IIoT is security. Even if we had common standards  — which we don’t today — until we as a sector figure out how to shut down or detect vulnerabilities in more connected systems, people will fear IIoT and all we can achieve with it, as the potential risks will push them too far out of their comfort zone. Like cloud before IIoT, not everyone embraced innovation at the same rate. However, those who did invest in it early are now seeing the fruits of their labor on a larger scale than their peers who were slower to adopt. Similarly with IIoT, early innovators are working on trial projects, learning and adjusting as they see the potential for faster product development times, new business models and new ways to save money, while the slower adopters are still contemplating how much value IIoT can bring and how to get started. Jason Andersen, Vice President – Business Line Management, Stratus TechnologiesIndustrial IoT can enable a greater goodAs we move forward as an industry, however, we also need to be conscious of the wake we create with this sort of disruption. One of the problems we’re potentially creating as an industry is the one we are actually trying to solve: by connecting devices we’re expanding our networks, but we’re also putting more eggs in one basket. Think of a set of holiday lights – when one bulb is out, often the entire string goes out. In this hyper-connected, IIoT environment, more than ever, we need to think of the implications of an internet failure. The costs could be devastating to people, to businesses, to sectors like commerce and, in some markets, to entire economies. These are concerns that are unsurprising when we consider how great of a transition we’re trying to drive for the industrial sector. A consumer may be concerned that his or her Nest may be feeding too much personal information to Google, but an operator of an oil rig needs to be concerned that he or she isn’t opening up an operation to hackers that could shut down a city’s access to oil. These are concerns to pay close attention to, yes, but we must also recognize the greater good we’re enabling. This same oil operator stands to also create efficiencies that could drive down the price of gas and bolster local economies with a switch to IIoT and the more streamlined network of devices and technologies that go along with it. It’s this scale and reach that make the Industrial Internet of Things a matter the population at large needs to be concerned with as opposed to just the everyday consumer – and it’s the job of the technology community to ensure IIoT’s growth and evolution is occurring at a pace that exposes us to its benefits more than to its vulnerabilities. The author is vice president – business line management at Stratus Technologies, a major producer of fault tolerant computer servers and software. Jason Andersen is vice president of business line management and is responsible for setting the product roadmaps and go-to-market strategies for Stratus Products and Services. Jason has a deep understanding of both on-premise and cloud-based infrastructure for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and has been responsible for the successful market delivery of products and services for almost 20 years. Prior to joining Stratus in 2013, Jason was director of product line management at Red Hat. In this role, he was responsible for the go-to-market strategy, product introductions and launches, as well as product marketing for the JBoss Application Products. Jason also previously held product management positions at Red Hat and IBM Software Group. Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu… Related Posts Tags:#IIoT#Industrial Internet of Things#Internet of Things#IoT#Stratus Technologies The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Jason Andersenlast_img read more

Moberly police arrest man accused of threatening woman with hammer

first_imgA 23-year-old man is behind bars after he was accused of threatening a woman with a hammer.Moberly police said when they arrived in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue, the man threatened at least one officer with the hammer then went into the residence.Officers had to set up a perimeter but eventually the man surrendered.Officials did not reveal the man’s name or what charges he was facing.last_img

The wedding list

first_imgPrecious ConnectAnanya Fine JewelleryHaving grown up surrounded by fashion and design, it wasn’t surprising that young Ananya Malhotra, 26, found her passion in jewellery. She studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London and went on to learn gemology at Gemology Institute of America (GIA). “I always wanted to,Precious Connect Ananya Fine Jewellery Having grown up surrounded by fashion and design, it wasn’t surprising that young Ananya Malhotra, 26, found her passion in jewellery. She studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London and went on to learn gemology at Gemology Institute of America (GIA). “I always wanted to create jewellery that celebrated the profound bond between the wearer and the piece, and that is the philosophy of Ananya Fine Jewellery,” says Malhotra talking about her design ethos.The brand takes its inspiration from Hindu and Buddhist philosophies and her first collection was titled Celestial Lotus. “Lotus is represented in each chakra and I wanted to explore how a piece might influence the wearer when connected to chakras and colours,” she explains.Besides retail, Malhotra also caters to the bespoke wedding market where each piece is curated and customised basis the bride’s needs. The services are not just limited to brides but also include pieces created for the family, and buttons and cufflinks for grooms too that fit the larger wedding theme. “I realised how deeply personal the entire process was when I designed my own wedding jewellery,” she explains.Talking about her clients and the response in the market, Malhotra says, “A bride once told me that designing and creating her jewellery was the best part of her wedding”.At Evoluzione, 3, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nugambakkam, Tel 28333627Price 5 lakh onwards for bespoke piecesKarhikeyan Thirumalai, COO, Kamadhenu Jewellers. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Collectors’ Choice  Kamadhenu Select  From the house of Kamadhenu Jewellers comes a new exclusive boutique, Kamadhenu Select. Amidst price wars and mass-produced jewellery, the store that opened its doors in October puts spotlight on collectors’ pieces. “We cater to people who are looking for exclusive designs in fusion and antique jewellery and exquisite diamond jewellery. Our target group is jewellery aficionados,” says Karhikeyan Thirumalai, 35, COO.advertisementOffering no discounts or price reductions, the brand prides itself on craftsmanship and its customer experience, coupled with a large selection of styles. From traditional South Indian and antique jewellery to contemporary diamond pieces, there’s a lot for brides to choose from. The newest offering includes an exclusive collection by Mumbai-based jewellery designer Gautham Banerjee, which is made up of precious stones, uncut and polki diamonds.At Kamadhenu Select, 176, Eldams Rd, Vannia Teynampet, Alwarpet,Tel 46591818Price  1 lakh onwardsInterior design Aparna Philip. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Out of the Box Wedding Gift Registry at Address Home The wedding season can be a little challenging for guests too, especially when looking for the right gift for a couple. Here’s how the to-be-weds can make it easier for their guests and at the same time avoid receiving duplicates of the same item. Address Home, a franchise interior store has started a Wedding Gift Registry service to take the stress off the process of gifting. “The to-be-wed couple visits our store to select the pieces they love and the store maintains a list of items and number of pieces per item that have been chosen. The couple shares their Wedding Gift registry with their family and friends, who then visit Address Home to pick the item they want to gift,” explains Aparna Philip, 42, Interior Designer and Franchisee of Address Home.The service, popular abroad, is slowly gaining pace in the city for its practicality. “It takes the stress off the guest’s head of whether it would fit their budget and if the receiver would like the gift. And it ensures the recipient gets exactly what they love,” adds Philip.At 4/22, Rutland Gate 4th St, Srirampuram, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights,Tel 42141813, Price 550 onwardsHarini Kannan of Harini Kannan Cards showcasing her creations. Picture courtesy: Sumanth KumarQuirk Factor Harini Kannan Cards Traditional wedding cards are passe. So if quirky is what you’re looking for, you could have anything from the bride and groom doing a Gangnam-style dance to caricatures that represent their profession. Harini Kannan, 27, a fashion design graduate who went on to study illustration started her own company after a short stint at Happily Unmarried, Delhi. In the midst of freelance illustration projects, she designed the invite for her sister’s wedding. The quirky, colourful invitation with the bride and groom posing Gangnam-style became a huge hit. “Offers for wedding cards started pouring in then and I decided to focus on them,” she says.Kannan first meets the couple to understand their requirements, after which she sends them images for reference based on the exchange, and then shares initial sketches done by hand. Once approved, they are rendered digitally and the invite is designed around them. “I usually look for a common thread that binds the couple and work on ideas based on that. For instance, a stand-up comedian and a conventional artist couple had an invite designed like a show ticket,” she says. The design process usually takes eight to ten days so book an appointment basis that.advertisementEmail hkillustrations@gmail.comTel 9994361661Price 7,000 onwardsM Pushpaneesh of Niche Weddings. Silver Screen Moment Niche Weddings If you are a movie buff who has always dreamt of playing the lead in a film of your own, this is your chance to shine. Instead of conventional wedding videos, M Pushpaneesh, 26, Owner, Niche Weddings makes wedding films for couples who are looking for something magical. The electronic media graduate had a small stint conceptualising and shooting wedding videos in Singapore before he returned to India to set up his own company. It was in 2013 that the company started offering end-to-end wedding packages for all your photography and video needs. “Shooting the events chronologically can be a dry exercise. My approach to a wedding film is purely cinematic,” he says. “The idea is to capture the moment and let the bride and groom look like film stars on their special day,” he adds. He often receives compliments from clients who find the style refreshing. The exclusive wedding package includes a pre-or post-wedding photoshoot, a wedding video and a conventional photoshoot too. Bookings are best done two months in advance, but everything depends on availability.Email nicheweddingfilms@gmail.comTel 9884221907Price Rs 2 lakh onwards for the wedding packageShreyans Bohra of Kora. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar On a Budget Kora by Nilesh Mitesh Designer clothing just got more affordable for men looking to sport an Indian or Indo-western look this wedding season with Kora, a franchise of Mumbai-based designers Nilesh and Mitesh’s Mokshaa. From basic shirts and trousers to sherwanis for the big day, at Kora you’ll be spoilt for choice. What’s more? Everything is custom-made to the last detail based on your choice. “We first discuss the wedding functions with customers to understand their need and theme. Then with the help of designers, we work with different styles to create outfits for them,” says Shreyans Bohra, 24, Managing Director. Drapes in the Shantanu and Nikhil style are in vogue, as are asymmetric cuts and indo-western outfits, he tells us. “The newest trend, however, is the Virat Kohli look from his wedding with Anushka Sharma,” he adds. The outfits take 20 days from start to finish.At No24, BBCL Magnum, College RoadTel 4643 4999, Price Rs 15,000 onwardsSushmita Palam and Pradeep, co-founders, Sitamahalakshmi Silks. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Kanjeevarams at a Click Sitamahalakshmi Silks Shopping for traditional wedding wear just got a lot easier. You can now pick that prized Kanjeevaram saree for the bride or a range of soft silk ones for gifting at the click of a button. Sitamahalakshmi Silks from the house of Kumaran Silks has taken the whole process of silk shopping online to save you countless trips around the crowded lanes of T Nagar. “We wanted to initiate an online platform exclusively for silk sarees. Every saree is handpicked carefully with respect to design and colour for clients with modern tastes as well as for those who do not wish to compromise on traditional patterns and hues. Even the pickiest of the lot would be happy with our designs. Also, since we have our own weavers, we are able to give every client special attention to ensure they get what they want,” explains Sushmita Palam, 26, co-founder.advertisementDepending on the time available, Sitamahalakshmi Silks also offers special services like customised sarees for brides. In case there’s a time crunch, a large collection in their choice of colours is offered. The newest offering of the brand is unique Kanjeevaram dupattas. “You can style the dupatta with a plain anarkali, crop top and skirt or even with an ethnic gown. Just that one dupatta will make a whole new style statement,” says Palam.Website sitamahalakshmisilks.comPrice Rs 4,000 onwards  {mosimageJewels of Desire Gehna Jewellers For over a decade now, those who prefer custom handmade jewellery over mass produced have made their way to Gehna. “A bride walks in and tells us the theme of the wedding, her colour and style preference. An in-house design team then works on the requirements to create a unique piece for her special day”, says Vineeth Samdaria, 25, head, operations and marketing.Brides can choose from three different styles-traditional South Indian, contemporary with diamonds and colour stones and kundan and meenakari. A recent Mughal-themed wedding required them to create Mughal art inspired jewellery in pink gold to match the bride’s lehenga. “Most brides these days don’t want heavy jewellery and stick to colour stones and diamonds that can be worn later too. They are also open to gold in different tones. We offer as many as seven kinds,” he adds.At 5/33, 13th Avenue, Harrington Road, Opposite Chinmaya Heritage Centre, ChetpetTel 2836 3602,PRICE Rs 3.5 lakh onwardsVineeth and Sunith Samdaria of Gehna Jewellers. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Tailor-Made Syed Bawkher & Company  Wedding preparations for men in town are incomplete without a customary visit to the city’s foremost bespoke tailors, Syed Bawkher & Company. However, it isn’t just the well-cut suits but they’ll make you a fine sherwani or bandhgala too. “Weddings these days have themes and a lot of people ask us for bandhgalas and jodhpur pants for the sangeet and the brunch dos,” says Unaiz Ahmed, 42, partner. Besides the change in choice, people are opting for bolder colours like rust, oranges and maroons and often patterns like bold checks, he tells us. At 128, Cathedral Road, GopalapuramTel 9840034657 Price Rs 45,000 onwardslast_img read more