English Premier League Reviews

first_imgASTON VILLA 2NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:- VILLA: LESCOTT 45th; AGBONLAHOR 51st.Aston Villa claimed only their third win of the season in the Barclays Premier League but remain rooted to the foot of the table, eight points from safety. Joleon Lescott’s headed goal at the end of a dire first half was Villa’s first attempt on target. But Gabriel Agbonlahor doubled the lead after the break to send Norwich into the relegation zone.LIVERPOOL 2SUNDERLAND 2GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: FIRMINO 59th; LALLANA 77th. SUNDERLAND: JOHNSON 82nd; DEFOE 89th.Liverpool lost a two-goal lead after thousands of home fans walked out of Anfield in protest over an increase in ticket prices. The Reds led through goals by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana. An estimated 10,000 fans were still leaving when Adam Johnson replied for struggling Sunderland and then Jermain Defoe stole an 89th-minute equaliser.MANCHESTER CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:- MAN CITY: AG¸ERO 87th. LEICESTER: HUTH 3rd, 60th; MAHREZ 48th.Leicester moved six points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League and five ahead of second-placed Tottenham with a shock win at the Etihad Stadium. Robert Huth scored the first of two goals early on before Riyad Mahrez added a second. Huth’s second put Leicester in charge and they held on, despite Sergio Ag¸ero late reply.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOAL:- NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 32nd.Newcastle United claimed a timely and valuable victory to move out of the bottom three. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal in the 32nd minute, when he slotted in from inside the area. Newcastle also went close through Andros Townsend, whose shot hit the post, while Ben Foster denied Mitrovic.SOUTHAMPTON 1WEST HAM UNITED 0GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: YOSHIDA 9th.Southampton earned their fourth win in five Barclays Premier League games, despite a third red card of the season for Victor Wanyama. Saints took the lead when Maya Yoshida converted Sadio Mane’s cross. Wanyama received a straight red from referee Mark Clattenburg for diving in on West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet. The hosts survived a late scare when defender Cedric sliced a clearance narrowly past his own post.STOKE CITY 0 EVERTON 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU PEN 11th; COLEMAN 28th; LENNON 42nd.Everton’s revival continued when they moved up to seventh after beating Stoke, who suffered a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat. Romelu Lukaku put the visitors in front with a penalty after keeper Jack Butland had brought down Tom Cleverley. Seamus Coleman headed in a Cleverley corner and Aaron Lennon intercepted a pass before slotting in as Everton went 3-0 up at the break.SWANSEA 1CRYSTAL PALACE 1GOALS:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 13th. PALACE: DANN 47th.Crystal Palace ended a run of five straight defeats, thanks to Scott Dann’s fifth goal of the season as Swansea slipped to four points above the Premier League relegation zone. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s fine free kick gave Swansea a well-earned half-time lead. Palace equalised soon after the restart with Dann’s close-range finish from a corner.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 WATFORD 0GOAL:- SPURS: TRIPPIER 64th.Tottenham Hotspur moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League table on Saturday as Kieran Trippier’s first goal for the club completed a dominant win over Watford. The former Burnley full back tapped in substitute Dele Alli’s fine low cross. Spurs were denied more goals by former keeper Heurelho Gomes.last_img read more

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Fletcher clobbers Sri Lanka bowling as Windies win World T20 clash

first_imgBANGALORE, India (CMC): Andre Fletcher plundered a career-best unbeaten half-century as West Indies extended their imperious form by beating reigning champions Sri Lanka by seven wickets, in their Group One game of the Twenty20 World Cup here yesterday. For the second time in five days, the Caribbean side produced a successful run chase, this time overhauling a paltry 123 with 10 balls to spare at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Fletcher, included in the side at the expense of seamer Jerome Taylor and then promoted to the opening spot following a hamstring injury to superstar opener Chris Gayle, unfurled a superb unbeaten 84 off 64 deliveries to underpin the Windies run chase. The right-hander clobbered six fours and five sixes, dominating a 39-run first wicket stand with Johnson Charles (10), before adding a further 55 in an unbroken fourth wicket stand with Andre Russell, whose unbeaten 20 required just eight balls. “After Gayle went out I told (Dwayne) Bravo, there was something about me, I was just feeling very pumped up,” Fletcher told reporters. “When they told me I was going to open I told them I would be positive from ball one.” “I’m very, very happy,” Fletcher added. “I’ve been playing T20 and as soon I get to 50 I’ve been out. I told myself to try and bat as deep as possible and see if those guys can bat around me. I am so happy and proud of myself, people can see that I can bat through. “And I am happy that I can help my team to win. I hope I can continue the good form and also the team continue the good performance.” Left-arm spinner Milinda Siriwardana, who finished with two for 33 from his four overs, knocked over Marlon Samuels (3) and Denesh Ramdin (5) cheaply to create some nervousness for West Indies during the middle overs, but Man-of-the-Match Fletcher and Russell stayed calm to see their side to their second win. West Indies top Group One with four points as the only unbeaten team, while South Africa, Sri Lanka and England all have two points. Sent in, Sri Lanka struggled from the outset and it was left to Thisara Perera, batting at number seven, to rescue the innings with a cameo 40 from 29 deliveries. With his side tottering on 47 for five in the ninth over, he and captain Angelo Mathews, who made 20, propped up the innings in a 44-run, sixth wicket partnership. Mathews, who faced 32 balls and failed to find the boundary once, top-edged a high full toss from medium pacer Dwayne Bravo to wicketkeeper Ramdin in the 17th over and Sri Lanka could only gather 31 runs from the last four overs. The damage, however, was done up front by leg-spinner Samuel Badree, who claimed three for 12, while Bravo finished with two for 20. Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn went wicketless but conceded just 12 runs from his four overs, to create massive pressure throughout the innings.last_img read more

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Arsenio Hall Emcees Visionary Ball

first_imgThe UCLA Department of Neurosurgery held their annual “The Visionary Ball” on Thursday, October 30th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.Arsenio Hall at The Visionary BallCredit/Copyright: Vince BucciTalk show host Arsenio Hall emceed the event and Wilson Phillips headlined the entertainment.Kelsey Grammer Honored at Visionary BallCredit/Copyright: Vince BucciThe event, which raised close to three million dollars for UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery, was hosted by Dr. Neil Martin, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, with co chairs Edie Baskin Bronson, three-time Emmy Award nominee and former Saturday Night Live photographer, and Richard “Skip” Bronson, CEO of Beverly Hills based The Bronson Companies.This year’s honorees included world renowned physician, surgeon and scientist Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who received the Medical Visionary Award: Philanthropist Elizabeth Goldhirsh-Yellin received the Visionary Leadership Award: Entertainment Industry icon Jonathan Dolgen and his wife Susan received the Courage Award: and multi-award winning actor/producer/director Kelsey Grammer received The Rodney Respect Award.Rodney Dangerfield was a patient at UCLA Medical Center. He left a legacy that will benefit our community for generations to come. Rodney’s greatness is now celebrated with this “Rodney Respect” Award – from his comic genius to his devotion to making a difference in the lives of others. This honor is presented to a member of the entertainment industry who Rodney admired and whose accomplishments pay tribute to Rodney’s remarkable legacy. The past recipients of the “Rodney Respect” Award are Jay Leno, Chelsea Handler, Tim Allen, Jim Carrey, Chuck Lorre, and Bob Saget.last_img read more

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RCMP VIP unit worried demonstrators could embarrass federal ministers during MMIW roundtable

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe RCMP’s VIP unit was concerned demonstrators could embarrass Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt during a national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women which was held in Ottawa at the end of February, internal documents show.During the Feb. 27 roundtable, the VIP unit protecting Leitch and Valcourt was in contact with the RCMP’s “demo team” which was monitoring about 40 demonstrators who had taken to Parliament Hill for a protest to coincide with the event, the documents show. The VIP unit knew the day before the Hill demonstration planned to move to the Marriott Hotel which was hosting the event, according to the censored RCMP supplementary reports.“[Censored] ongoing demonstrations on Parliament Hill could potentially move to the Marriott Hotel, causing disruption and/or embarrassment,” said one report following a Feb. 26 meeting between the RCMP and Kristen Carthew, a senior policy adviser with Aboriginal Affairs involved in organization the event. “[Censored] demonstrators intended to move their protest to the Marriott Aboriginal event. Note that [censored] Ottawa police officers in uniform would also be present.”It’s unclear how the RCMP learned that the protest planned to move to the Marriott. A report from the day before noted there was no “open source” information on the protest.“Protests are expected but no information was found on dates and time through open source,” said the Feb. 25 report.The protest did move to the Marriott Hotel, but no incidents were reported.Portions of the documents were censored under sections in the Access to Information Act that allow the withholding of information on law enforcement and ongoing investigation grounds.  The sections cover information that “would reveal the identity of a confidential source of information.”The documentsDownload (PDF, Unknown)The Feb. 27 roundtable was chaired by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and also attended by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger along with the families of the murdered and missing and Indigenous leaders.APTN requested the RCMP documents to determine what Leitch meant when she told Wynne she couldn’t join the families, premiers and First Nation leaders for a joint press conference at the Marriott Hotel because of the RCMP.Leitch and Valcourt held a separate press conference at the Delta Hotel across the street, leading to questions from journalists on whether the move was security-related.According to a recording of the closed-door meeting obtained by APTN, Wynne asked the federal ministers to join the rest of the group at the press conference. Leitch responded saying she couldn’t because she was “in the hands of the RCMP.”Yet, according to the documents, the RCMP had nothing to do with the decision. Leitch’s office informed the RCMP three days before the event that the minister would be holding a separate press conference at the Delta.“At 3:30 both ministers will make their way to the Delta Hotel where they will hold a press conference,” said a Feb. 24 email from Leitch’s director of communications Andrew McGrath to the RCMP.McGrath’s email was in response to an RCMP request for information on the planned roundtable.Leitch’s office did not return a request for comment.Two military CH-146 Griffon helicopters flew over Parliament Hill during the demonstration that day. A Canadian Forces spokesperson said the helicopters were simply showing foreign military students from allied countries a view of the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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The Celebrity Championship celebrates its 20th anniversary at Morgan Run Club Resort

first_img Posted: May 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Integrated Sports Marketing – Celebrity Championship at Morgan Run Club & Resort has begun!Plus, Sunday is Community Heroes Appreciation Day! FREE admission, lunch, autographs and more for all #SanDiego active duty and retired Military, Police Officers, Sheriffs Deputies, Firefighters and EMT’s!Ginger Jeffries was there all morning talking with some of the celebrities including Marucs Allen and Nick Barnett! KUSI Newsroom, Ginger Jeffries The Celebrity Championship celebrates it’s 20th anniversary at Morgan Run Club & Resort Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 18, 2018last_img read more

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People on the Move

first_imgTime Inc. appointed Steve Marcopoto to the newly created position of president, Time Inc. International, formalizing his role during the past year as a consultant. Effective immediately, Marcopoto is charged with expanding Time Inc.’s business portfolio in international markets.  Marcopoto was previously president and managing director of Turner Broadcasting Asia-Pacific, where he oversaw all programming, original production, business and network development, advertising and distribution sales, marketing and promotion. Michelle Lee, editor-in-chief of Allure, has appointed a new leadership team for the brand. Renee Rupcich, previously of Nylon, domino and Men’s Vogue, has been named design director. Amanda Meigher, who most recently served as managing editor at Teen Vogue, has been appointed managing editor. Rachael Wang, a highly-regarded fashion stylist who has held positions at Glamour and Style.com, has joined as fashion director, and Jeremy Allen, who has held positions at Bloomberg, GQ and Vogue, has been named senior photo editor. Marcopoto said, “I am delighted to be returning to Time Inc. to help drive the diversification and expansion of our best-in-class brands, content and media properties around the world. The digitally fueled growth of the media industry internationally makes this an ideal and exciting time to extend the Time Inc. transformation globally.” Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Time’s Inc.’s HelloGiggles has named Leonora Epstein executive editor. Epstein has nearly a decade of experience as a writer and editor. For the past three years, she worked at BuzzFeed, most recently as deputy editorial director.center_img Robert Kolker is joining Bloomberg’s Projects & Investigations team and will write for Bloomberg Businessweek, as well. Kolker was at New York Magazine for 17 years and is a New York Times bestselling author. “Steve’s expertise and success in growing international operations make him an excellent choice to lead us as we aim to extend our capabilities on a global scale,” said Joe Ripp, the company’s chairman and CEO. Kalmbach Publishing Co. has appointed veteran science editor Becky Lang to the role of editor-in-chief at Discover. Lang, a senior editor on the Discover staff since 2013, succeeds Stephen C. George, who will now serve as Kalmbach’s VP of content and Discover’s editorial director. Lang joined the Discover staff from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where she had served as health and science editor since 2002. The Atlantic has embarked on a multi-platform expansion of its coverage of Washington politics and policy across TheAtlantic.com, the magazine, video, and live events. The reporting team, which will triple in size, has added Sacha Zimmerman, Nora Kelly, Clare Foran, Priscilla Alvarez, Marina Koren, Andrew McGill, and Michelle Cottle, who join in various editorial roles from National Journal. Five additional editorial hires will be announced in the coming weeks.last_img read more

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Islamic world condemns New Zealand mosque attacks

first_imgA view of the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken in 2014. Reuters File PhotoPolitical and Islamic leaders expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, with some citing rising “Islamophobia” as being responsible.As governments in Asia and the Middle East scrambled to find out how many of their citizens had been caught up in the Christchurch bloodshed, there was also anger that the attackers targeted worshippers at Friday prayers.”I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 (where) 1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan posted on social media.Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the attack was a deliberate demonizing of Muslim political struggles.”Not only the perpetrators, but also politicians & media that fuel the already escalated Islamophobia and hate in the West, are equally responsible for this heinous attack,” he wrote on Twitter.In a statement, Al-Azhar University, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Islamic learning, said the attacks had “violated the sanctity of the houses of God”.”We warn the attack is a dangerous indicator of the dire consequences of escalating hate speech, xenophobia, and the spread of Islamophobia.”More had to be done to promote the co-existence of different religions and cultures, the university said.It was a sentiment echoed by United Arab Emirates foreign minister Anwar Gargash.”Our collective work against violence and hate must continue with renewed vigour,” he said.Search For VictimsNew Zealand police said 49 people were killed. Three men and one woman were in custody and one man had been charged with murder.Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said some of the victims may have been new immigrants and refugees.”They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not. They have no place in New Zealand,” she said.A city of about 400,000 people, Christchurch has a small Islamic community, including overseas students.Indonesia’s ambassador to New Zealand, Tantowi Yahya, told Reuters six Indonesians had been inside one of the mosques when the attack occurred, with three managing to escape and three unaccounted for.There are 331 Indonesians in Christchurch, including 134 students, the foreign ministry said.”Indonesia strongly condemns this shooting act, especially at a place of worship while a Friday prayer was ongoing,” foreign minister Retno Marsudi said in a statement.Afghanistan’s ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Wahidullah Waissi, said on Twitter three Afghans had been wounded.Two Malaysians were also wounded in the attack, its foreign ministry said.Bangladeshi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said it was “extremely lucky” the country’s cricket team, in Christchurch for a match against New Zealand, did not suffer casualties. The players arrived for Friday prayers as the shooting started.”I can’t even imagine what would have happened if they were there five minutes earlier,” he said on social media.Hundreds of angry protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, chanted Allahu akbar (God is Greatest) after Friday prayers.”We will not let the blood of Muslims go in vain,” said one protester.’Terrorist’ AttackOrdinary people expressed their horror about a live, point-of-view video posted online showing a gunman killing any person he came across in a mosque with his semi-automatic assault rifle.New Zealand police confirmed it had been posted by a shooter involved in the attack.”Feeling very sick, that person is brainless and a savage,” said one Indonesian twitter user who identified himself as Farhan Adhitama.Others complained that authorities and the media were slow to label the perpetrators as “terrorists”.”This is a terrorist act. Come on now,” Aszafirah Zafyrah posted on Facebook in Singapore.”Why is it not called terrorism when Muslims are killed,” said Mohammad Hanif, a government employee in Dhaka. “You should be fair enough to call it so.”By Friday afternoon, Ardern said the incident was a “terrorist” attack.Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said the Australian national arrested after the attack was an “extremist, right wing violent terrorist”.last_img read more

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Fundraiser Helps Keep Sisters Academy of Baltimore for Girls TuitionFree

first_imgStudents and faculty members are getting ready for their upcoming fundraiser. (Photo by D’ana Downing)Ask Sister Debra Liesen, principal of the Sisters Academy of Baltimore, what it’s like to be in charge of a school full of teens and pre-teens and she begins to laugh.“Drama!” she said. “We call them our drama mamas.”The school is preparing for their biggest fundraiser yet. The cowboy-themed Downtown Hoedown will be held April 25 at Montgomery Park in Baltimore. The event will feature food, a live band, line dance instruction, and even a trick roper. Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin will receive an award.The event, two years in the making, is important for the school. School administrators say that since they don’t charge students tuition, they depend on events like the Hoedown to keep the school’s doors open.Sisters Academy has been educating low-income Baltimore girls since 2004. It is the only all-girls tuition-free middle school in Baltimore. Most of their students come from southwest and west Baltimore. The school is the result of the combined efforts of four Catholic organizations – The School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of Bon Secours, Sisters of Mercy and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.Liesen said the middle school years are precarious ones, especially for young women. “It’s very exciting for them, but it’s also very scary.”She said that to tackle this problem, administrators try to be firm but fair, helping the girls navigate both academics and personal issues. “They come in as fifth graders. They are so young,” she said. “You see them evolve over time.”“The goal is to provide a top-quality private school faith-based education for families that couldn’t afford it otherwise,” said school president Sister Delia Dowling.She said in order to keep classes small, they accept about 20 girls a year. The girls start at fifth grade and leave after the eighth. Downing said staff members and administration work hard to make sure that the girls have the well-rounded education they need to be successful in high school and later on in college.So far, seven classes of girls have graduated from the Academy. Four of those classes are in high school right now and three are in college. Downing said 85 percent of the girls in the first three classes are in college. Frostburg University, The College of Notre Dame in Maryland, and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia are some of the places now educating Sisters Academy alumnus.To ensure the girls do well, the school has an employee who tracks each girl through high school and periodically checks up on them. “They have come so far here that we want to be sure that they are successful,” Downing said.last_img read more

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Striking the right chords

first_img‘Sa ma pa is a cultural movement rather than a festival,’ points out Abhay Rustum Sopori. The santoor player along with his grandfather — Pandit Bhajan Sopori — organises the SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan.’The festival has stepped in its eighth year now. SaMaPa has made special efforts to preserve the rich cultural heritage of our country and has come up as a cultural movement with the motto ‘Music to the masses, Jan Jan Tak Sangeet,’ said Abhay.The musician says that the festival acts as a cultural bridge for Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This year the festival features more than 50 performers, including  both young and master musicians. Artistes like Ragini Rainu, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan,  Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit Brij Narayan, Geeta Chandran along with others will be participating in the festival.’Music today faces serious concerns. The foremost among them is rising groupism and lobbyism. I have known artistes who have more than three decades of experience and have still not been able to carve their niche. That’s the musician’s plight,’ said Abhay. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAbhay will be playing santoor at the festival. ‘I have not really made any prior preparation. Whatever I will perform will be impromptu and like always I will experiment with all the difficult ragas and talas,’ he says on his performance. How has the Delhi circuit taken to these music festivals? ‘Initially grabbing attention was difficult but eventually our initiative paid off. Sa Ma Pa as a festival has its niche segment for all music lovers,’ said Abhay.’The festival represents the ethos and diversity of our country. It’s a platform for all talented and veteran musicians who are still finding their place under the sun,’ Abhay concluded.DETAILAt: Kamani Auditorium  When: 24-25 November Timings: 6.30 pm onwardslast_img read more

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Art defining womanhood

first_imgThis one’s for the art lovers! Impression, a group art show by Uchaan at Gold Souk Mall, Gurgaon is now open for the public. The show exclusively focuses upon the work of a heterogeneous group of artists with many prominent names in the art world. The exhibition will form a bricolage of traditional, abstracts and contemporary art and through its variegated portrayals, initiate the celebration of ornamentation of women through its various forms. Their objective is to provide a suitable aesthetic platform and promote new talent. Jyoti Kalra, one of the key artists behind this Art show says, “While the focus of the initial exhibition was uninhibited expression of womanhood, the present exhibition focuses on presentation of variegated facets of nature, human life and their reciprocity which is a fitting tribute to women and embellishment of her beauty through the latest exhibition.” Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Art connoisseurs will have the opportunity to witness and critique the works of notable names in the art field including Annu Kalra, Anil Kumar Kohli, Ambbali Dutta, Anirudh Khanna, Aruna Gupta, B.Raghavan, Deepu David, Durga Charan Das, Ekta Sharma, Neelesh Ganesh, Megha Arora,  Naveen Verma, Pankaj Agarwal, Poonam Saini, G.Raman,Sankar Mandal, Shalini Goyal, Sneha Bhardwaj, Sheetal Gulhati,Sheha, Shilpa Rander, Sonam Jaiswal, Punam Walia and Pradeep Kumar during the exhibition. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixUchaan is a team of young and contemporary visionaries, in search of youthful upcoming talent and  hitherto undiscovered maestros.The thought behind the Uchaan can be summarised in the words of Jyoti Kalra, the founder of Uchaan- “The main spirit working behind Uchaan is to bring visibility and credibility to the works of deserving talented artists who have the potential to make it big in the mainstream discourse”. Its effort is to provide adequate platform and promote new talent and also offer art consulting and professional advice that includes creation and building of personal, corporate and institutional collection.When: On till April 15 Where: Gold Souk Mall, GurgaonTiming: 11:00 am –  7:00 pmlast_img read more

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