Haircut at home: Anushka Sharma turns stylist for Virat Kohli during Covid quarantine

first_imgAdvertisement nxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs91jbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2c1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1oWould you ever consider trying this?😱bfw5Can your students do this? 🌚ty1Roller skating! Powered by Firework It seems like Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are relishing their self isolation period during the nationwide lockdown. On Saturday, the actor shared a video on her social media account – where she can be seen giving the Indian skipper a haircut. The versatile Bollywood star appears to enjoy her new skill set – captioning the video as “Meanwhile in quarantine”!Advertisement Picture Courtesy: IG/anushkasharma“This is what quarantine does to you,” Kohli joked “You allow things like this to happen. Getting your hair cut with kitchen scissors,” while Anushka gives him a new hairstyle.Check out the funny incident here:Advertisement A closeted hair stylist Anushka was clearly having fun with her new role and even at one point, she gave her husband a proper view of his new hair-do. The two then discuss the new haircut, before Kohli concludes the video by saying “Beautiful haircut by my wife.”Earlier this week the power couple issued an important message to their fans through a Twitter video. The duo pleaded everyone to “stand united” and follow the regulations implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Tuesday.“These are testing times and we need to wake up to the seriousness of this situation. Please let us all follow what’s been told to us and stand united, please. It’s a plea to everyone,” Kohli wrote as the caption to the 51-second-long video on Twitter.Like most countries around the world, India too continue their battle against the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week national lockdown as an essential step to contain the disease.With mass gatherings banned, most of the sporting events all around the globe has either been postponed or cancelled ; as more than 6,00,000 people are afflicted with the illness so far.Team India were scheduled to host South Africa in a three-match ODI series this month; but had to postpone the last two matches, after the first game was washed out at Dharamshala.The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League was postponed until April 15 amid the COVID-19 scare, but with the announcement of the nationwide lockdown, the cancellation of the tournament looks inevitable. You may also like:Shikhar Dhawan shares hilarious video pleading with his wife for respite from household chores!Indian athletes who are policing the streets during Covid-19 lockdown! Advertisementlast_img read more

Sounds of the Highlands Auditions to be Held

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Auditions will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, for the Fifth Annual Sounds of the Highlands Jr. Concert.Singers, dancers, poets, actors, instrumentalists, and other performers, between the ages of 5 and 18, are encouraged to audition for the performance scheduled on March 10 at the Central Baptist Church in Atlantic Highlands.Jose Loo returns this year as the music director, and performers will again have the opportunity to work with a professional backup band, to include Dave Crowton on guitar and Jim Mazell on drums.Since its inception, this popular concert has been held before a sold-out house at the historic Central Baptist Church in Atlantic Highlands.This annual concert is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.Additional information is available by contacting Margaret Moro at mvmoro@ or the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council at 732-737-7160.last_img read more

Iconic Summer Sounds Still Alive in Little Silver

first_imgBilly is one of very few people in New Jersey who still have these venerable machines. “I only know of a fella in south Jersey who works on organs and has a little collection,” he said before recalling that there is “another guy up in north Jersey.” He also belongs to the Carousel Organ Association of America but doesn’t think he’ll be buying any more of these wonderful organs. They cost around $5,000 today, and, he said, “they need a lot of work. I don’t know if I really want to spend the money.” Tom Billy retired from Naval Weapons Station Earle after 31 years working there as a brakeman, conductor and engineer on ammunition trains. The short haul railway traveled the 18 miles of tracks leading to the Navy pier in Sandy Hook Bay. He got that civilian Navy job because of his love of amusement rides. He had previously worked on the popular Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park, living for six months in a yellow “Raritan River” caboose. Billy worked in the 1960s at the iconic carousel at the southern end of Asbury’s boardwalk. He restored this particular Wurlitzer music machine using original parts and a newly constructed wooden cabinet. These wonderful mechanical instruments make music via paper rolls slotted just so. Air is pumped through the holes and routed to a series of differently tuned pipes and tom-tom drums. Actually, she can. Michigan-native Odell had her own satisfying career before she married Billy. She was an airline hostess for both TransAmerica Airlines and on private corporate jets. “It wasn’t work, I loved it,” she said. The couple currently live in an 1877 Little Silver farmhouse she restored years ago. By Rick Geffken Billy also owns a “crank organ,” much like the type Italian immigrant men would play and push through city streets in the early 20th century, often with a live monkey attached. Billy enlisted Beth Dellapietro, an artist and scenic painter from Highlands, to paint it in a pattern remarkably reminiscent of rosewood inlaid laminates. Dellapietro also painted the beautiful forest scenes on Billy’s Wurlitzer. Marghi and Tom Billy of Little Silver next to a restored 1923 Wurlitzer carousel organ. Organs like this were often on carousels where they piped their iconic sounds for years. Photo by Rick Geffkencenter_img Billy has rented his one-of-a-kind Ruth organ for years through his appropriately named Coney Island Music Company. He does it less frequently now, last towing it to a Young at Heart meeting at Red Bank’s Tower Hill Presbyterian Church in May. You’ll still have a chance to hear the revered Ruth organ when he brings it to Allaire State Park in Wall Township for the annual Fall Apple Festival Sept. 21. When Billy was 11 or 12 years old, his Rahway family rented a cottage in Seaside Heights where he first heard carousel organs. A few years later he heard one near Newark. “They would take me to Olympic Park in Irvington which had a big organ on the carousel. That really got me going. I said to myself ‘When I grow up, I have to have one.’ So, I did.” He bought a 1915 Adolph Ruth & Sons organ from Coney Island when he was 19. It sat unused at the famous Brooklyn amusement park for years before Billy hired Mike Kitner of Carlisle, Pennsylvania to get it running. Billy still calls the late Kitner “ ‘ The Monk of Organs.’ He was the best.” Billy still brings the Ruth organ to shows and special events. After mustering out of the Army in 1971 – he served as a combat engineer in Vietnam – Billy began a series of jobs reflecting his passion for amusement parks. He repaired rides at Great Adventure in Jackson, then at the Asbury Park and Point Pleasant boardwalks for Holiday Playland and Funsville Amusements. Billy is a longtime member of the Black River and Western Railroad in Ringoes where he volunteers to help with repairs and maintenance of vintage steam and diesel powered locomotives. LITTLE SILVER – Those iconic summer sounds you hear every so often in Little Silver might remind you of Asbury Park’s famed merry-go-round. And why not? It’s probably Tom Billy’s 1923 Wurlitzer 146B carousel organ. He parks it outside his Willow Avenue house for the town’s Memorial Day parade and occasionally plays it in his garage for interested visitors. Or just when he feels like hearing it again. Billy’s wife, Marghi Odell,said, “He’s always done whathe’s loved in life. How manyof us can say that?”last_img read more

LVR’s May, Simpson of Prince Charles capture titles at Kootenay Cross Country Championships

first_imgHowever, Simpson’s lead was too large as the Comet runner held on to win the title.Murphy finished in a time of 25:19.Taylor Wilson of J.V. Humphries in Kaslo finished third with Michaela McLean of Rossland fourth and Lucy Carver-Brennan of Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Wild fifth.In the junior division races, Aaron Finke of Rossland edged out Owen Box of Trafalgar to capture the boy’s race.Remi Drolet of Rossland was third followed by Jesse Thurston and Aiden Mushamanski, both of Trafalgar.Isabella Kroker Kimber of Trafalgar won the junior girl’s race over teammate Ruby Nixon-Bilski.Kolibri Drobish of New Denver’s Lucerne was third with Mia Wingender of Trafalgar fourth and Rosie V. of Mount Sentinel fifth.The top 20 runners, and the top three teams, in the senior divisions qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 3 in Prince George.For complete results listing go to: Bomber Senior Micah May and Prince Charles rookie Emily Simpson topped the field at the Kootenay High School Cross Country Championships held recently at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.May edged out Nick Mottl of Creston’s Prince Charles by a narrow 10-second marging to capture the senior boys title.May’s time was 28 minutes, 40 seconds.Walker Dempster, Trace Cooke and Levi Smith, all from the host school, rounded out the top five in the senior boys division.Earlier in the day, Simpson jumped out to a huge lead only to be reeled in by Maddy Murphy of LVR to win the senior girl’s title by 20 seconds.The Grade nine runner from Creston, finishing in a time of 24:59, sprinted ahead of the pack as the runners lapped the LVR field before heading off into the bushes on the cross country course that took competitors above Fairview and onto Mountain Station.Simpson took a 20 second lead on the rest of the field less than a kilometer into the race before Murphy used some home course advantage to close the gap on the East Kootenay runner.last_img read more

Leafs get sniper Jamie Vlanich back for Murdoch Showdown against Hawks

first_imgIt was just the news Leaf head coach Frank Maida wanted to hear.Tuesday morning, the Leaf skipper got the word Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring leader Jamie Vlanich would not face further suspension after receiving a match penalty during a fight during a February 14 game against Grand Forks.“I was happy to hear the news because the right thing was done,” Maida told The Nelson on the eve of the final regular season game Saturday in Fruitvale against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Vlanich received the match penalty for kicking during a fight with Dakota Kittle of Grand Forks.The penalty for a kicking match penalty is three games or ten days. The suspension doubles to six games if injury results from the action.Vlanich sat out the return game of the home-and-home series Saturday in Grand Forks.“The Junior B director of discipline told me after reviewing our appeal, after review of the video the suspension has been revoked,” Maida said.The loss of Vlanich would have been a huge blow to the Leaf chances of grabbing first in the Murdoch Division.Nelson enters the weekend with a slim two-point lead over the Hawks.However, Beaver Valley has a game in hand Friday in Spokane against the Braves. Should the Hawks defeat the Braves, Nelson would need to win the game to claim the division.Hawks lead season seriesThe Hawks hold a 4-3 lead in season series against Nelson. Beaver Valley also leads in goals, 26-25.Vlanich in control of KIJHL scoring raceJamie Vlanich enters the weekend holding a six-point advantage in the KIJHL scoring race over Creston’s Jesse Collins. The Thunder Cats sniper has played seven more games than Vlanich. Both players have one game remaining in the regular season.Leaf winger Travis Wellman leads in goals with 50.Leaf starting goalie questionable for weekendNelson could be without the services of netminder Brad Rebagliati for the Saturday night showdown. The Cranbrook native is listed as day to day with an undisclosed injury.If Rebagliati is unable to play, the netminder duties would fall on the shoulders of Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Maida.Madia actually leads Rebagliati in stats but has given way to the former Junior A goalie of late in the starting rotation.Race is on for third in MurdochThe race for third in the Murdoch is just as intense as the run for the top spot as Spokane Braves hold a slim one-point advantage over Castlegar Rebels.The Braves, winners of two straight, meet the Hawks while Castlegar travels to Grand Forks to play the Border Bruins.Both games are Friday night.last_img read more

Nelson joins the Minor Hockey Week celebrations

first_imgThe idea, believe it or not, to celebrate Minor Hockey with a weeklong string of events got its start in Trail during the late 1950s.Trail Director Charlie Maclean organized Canada’s first Minor Hockey Week at Cominco Arena in Trail, promoting it with the slogan: “Don’t SEND your boy to play hockey – TAKE him!”In 1958, Canadian Amateur Hockey Association thought so much of the Minor Hockey Week idea that it adopted the idea to celebrate the sport across Canada.last_img read more


first_imgCOMBINED WINTER & SPRING MEETINGS AGAIN ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN PARI-MUTUEL HANDLE ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2015)–Santa Anita’s Park’s 39-day Spring Meeting, which began on April 24, ended on Sunday with the track showing gains in both on-track attendance and overall pari-mutuel handle. Combined with its 68-day Winter Meet that ran from Dec. 26 through April 19, on-track attendance was up seven percent, overall mutuel handle was up three percent and total handle exceeded $1 billion for the second year in a row.The Spring Meet was highlighted by a public appearance from Santa Anita-based Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and top performances in the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes and two other graded events on June 27.“First off, we want to sincerely thank our fans, owners, horsemen and our jockeys for a very successful meet,” said Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool. “We’re very proud of the fact our turf course and main track again performed extremely well, which enabled us to consistently field a world- class product.“We also want to thank Bob Baffert and his team for sharing America’s newest Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, so graciously with our fans and media ever since his arrival back here on June 18. We had a tremendous crowd here on Gold Cup Day of more than 21,000 people and many of them were here to see American Pharoah. Having a horse of this magnitude based here at Santa Anita is a great honor and we can’t thank Bob enough for his generosity.”Santa Anita will re-open for live racing on Sept. 26. For more information, fans are encouraged to visit –30–last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2016)–Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate had the look of something special in winning Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 5 ¼ lengths under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Bob Baffert, the $560,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase was hustled from his rail post and made every pole a winning one en route to getting a mile and a sixteenth in a rapid 1:41.14.“He’s made a lot of progress,” said Baffert of his lightly raced budding star. “He had some shins, so we stopped on him and the race at Los Al (a third place finish in his debut, a maiden special weight at six furlongs on April 17) just didn’t work out. Today, he didn’t get rattled, in the paddock or at the gate.“I just told Rafael, ‘From the one (post position), you need to be a little aggressive.’ Distance isn’t an issue with this horse. When he came back right now, he wasn’t blowing at all. We’ve got a lot of options with him…The Jim Dandy is there (Grade II, 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga on July 30)…The plan is to get him to the Breeders’ Cup ($6 million Classic, at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.)”A 4 ½ length maiden winner here going 1 1/16 miles on June 5, Arrogate, a 3-year-old colt by Unbridled’s Song, was off as the 3-5 favorite in a field of five 3-year-olds and up and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10. With his record now at two wins from three starts, the winner’s share of $34,800 boosted his earnings to $73,800.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, 4-year-old Fusaichi Samurai pursued his stablemate throughout and finished second, three quarters of a length in front of Pretentious. The second choice, “Fu Sam” paid $2.60 and $2.20.Third place went to another 4-year-old, Pretentious, who was off at 20-1 with Santiago Gonzalez and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.62, 47.17, 1:10.72 and 1:34.85.A pair of Grade I stakes, the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the $300,000 Triple Bend, highlight a nine-race card Saturday at Santa Anita. First post time is at 1:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC ON NOV. 5 IS ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE ACCORDING TO BAFFERTlast_img read more

Lewas aiming for top spot in EAP

first_img“Our preparation has been really good. We have a good mixture of youthful and experienced players. The young girls have brought in good energy to the team and it has rubbed off on the girls,” said Siaka. Pacific MMI Insurance managing director Wayne Dorgan wished the Lewas success in their quest. He said  the company’s sponsorship wanted to ensure Papua New Guineans had the opportunity to realise their full potential now and in the future. Lewas captain Pauke Siaka said Japan was the biggest threat and the PNG team had prepared well to beat them and reclaim the top ranking in the EAP. She said the team had learnt from past performances and would be able to adapt faster to the different playing conditions in Japan. The tournament will run from the 7-11th of May and will feature hosts Japan, Cook Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cricket Without Borders team. The team that finishes in first place will advance on to the World Cup qualifiers.center_img Siaka said the team had a good bowling attack and would use this strength against the other teams. The Lewas team features seven new debutants, one of which is Seilosi Ambo from Popondetta. The Lewas will play their first match next Wednesday against Vanuatu. The Pacific MMI Lewas are determined to win back the number one ranking when they depart for Japan this Sunday for the ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP) Women’s trophy.last_img read more

Hunters weary of the Tigers

first_imgIn previous encounters, East Tigers have beaten the Hunters twice and drew one.The Tigers are also coming off a big 56-22 win over the Central Queensland Capras last weekend and will be looking to dish out the same treatment to the Hunters in front of their home crowd.This will be the Hunters final home game in the Intrust Cup competition.But the Hunters were just as impressive last week beating first placed Townsville Blackhawks in a nail biting 28-26 match.Coach Michael Marum says preparations are going well for Sunday with a good feeling in the camp.A win for the Hunters will further cement their spot in the top 5 while a loss will produce the opposite.“This is also an important game for us as we are leaving Kalabond.”“We’re expecting a big turn out to farewell the team. It’s sad but we have to move on,” said Marum.The Hunters will play their last two home games in Port Moresby before the finals in September.Sunday’s game starts at 2:30pm.last_img read more