We all spend a lot more time consuming content. Much of the material is empty calories, taking too much time with too little nutrition. But some of the content is nutrient dense, providing you with ideas and insights that, if executed or used in some way, will help you produce better results. While cotton candy content isn’t worth your time, the real content you consume is worth more of an effort to capture what you learned.How many blog posts or articles have you read that you wished you would have captured the primary idea, insight, data, statistic, or opinion?How many podcasts have you listened to without taking any notes, even though you heard ideas that would be useful to you later?How many YouTube videos have you watched without taking action, only because you were leaning back instead of leaning forward?The smartest people you read, watch and listen to all take notes on the content they consume. If an idea is worthwhile, it is worth capturing. If the content you consume offers nothing worth capturing, then it isn’t worth your time.Here are a few ideas about how to capture meaningful and valuable content:If the concept is potentially useful in the future, take a note and capture a link for future use. It is better to have the idea captured and not ever use it than to need it and not be able to recall the idea, where you found it, or how to get back to it later.Write down your thoughts, ideas, and questions about the notes that you take after you capture them. Your notes are infinitely more valuable if you add context to them in real-time, or when you let them incubate throughout the day and review them later in the evening.I am personally terrible at tagging notes, but every modern capture tool provides the ability to tag notes you take as a way to organize them. The reason tags are so useful is that the notes can have more than one tag, providing your flexibility in finding the idea by the context.I have been alternating between reading real, hardcover books (still my favorite of all mediums) and reading on a Kindle Voyage. More and more, I am highlighting passages, words I need to look up and spend time with, and typing notes on the Kindle (which could use a Bluetooth connection to a keyboard). The ability to export this information is more efficient than writing notes by hand (and when your handwriting is as bad as mine, illegible notes are mostly worthless anyway) even if it is likely less effective for retention and recall. That said, notes taken are better than no notes, and I am writing my thoughts on ideas after taking them, which I hope improves my effectiveness in capturing the ideas in a meaningful way.Treat podcasts like the written word. If the podcast is worth listening to, then take notes, even if it means pausing the podcast and dictating the note and the timestamp so you can go back over it later. YouTube is no different. If it is worth watching, it’s worth capturing anything of value. Save the link, too. Someday you may want to cite it.If an idea is worth your time, take time to capture it. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore endured a disastrous campaign in the Indian Premier League this season. This came after RCB finished as runners-up in the 2016 edition of the cash-rich T20 league.Royal Challengers Bangalore were jolted before the tournament even got underway. Two of their key batsmen KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan were ruled out of the entire season with injuries. Injured captain Kohli and AB de Villiers were also sidelined for the first few games.Bangalore looked like an unsettled unit throughout the tournament, winning just three matches in 14 games. RCB finished with only seven points, their lowest in IPL history.Kohli, however, battled like a lone warrior top scoring with 308 runs with the help of four half-centuries. The batting heavy RCB failed to fire in unison with the poor form of Chris Gayle and De Villiers’ inconsistency hurting the team most.Kohli, who will most likely be retained by RCB in the 11th season, has promised to bounce back stronger next year.”Really humbled by all the love and support that we got this season. We will come back stronger next season,” Kohli tweeted after RCB finished at the bottom of the points table.Really humbled by all the love and support that we got this season. We will come back stronger next season. ?????? pic.twitter.com/Mi2QlNSNVH- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 17 May 2017Kohli’s had struck a record 973 runs and hammered a record four centuries. (Read: The Royal failure)The 28-year-old batsman’s next assignment starts from June 4 when he returns on national duty to lead India in their title defence of the ICC Champions Trophy. India take on arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on Super Sunday.advertisement
NYON, Switzerland — UEFA and FIFA say they have sent a final warning to Greece that it faces suspension from international football for government interference.The Greek government wants to pass laws punishing violence at sports events, including imposing fines and threatening to cancel matches.Football’s governing bodies have strict rules protecting their member federations’ independence to run their own affairs.UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino says a joint letter with FIFA was sent to the Greek government on April 22.Infantino hopes the threat “will make them reconsider their actions, so we can still work together to resolve the issues affecting Greek football.”Teams and officials from suspended countries cannot take part in international matches and meetings.In 2006, FIFA briefly suspended Greece when European champion for government interference.TweetPinShare0 Shares
It has been almost two months since TRAI introduced the new DTH regulations. The new DTH regulations have so far gained mixed responses from the consumers. While some have given nod to the new regulations for a fair pricing system, others have complained about incurring higher bills than before. YouGov, a research agency, had conducted a study on the DTH market post the implementation of the new regulations and here are some findings from the study.Out of the number of people participating in the study, YouGov found that around 54 per cent felt that the new DTH regulations will make them spend even more for all the channels they require on their TV. Around 92 per cent knew about the new TRAI rules and 76 per cent of these have already made the switch to the new regulations.When it comes to satisfaction, around 55 per cent people voted in favour. They felt the new system brought more transparency to the system and has led to people paying only for those channels at a fair price. However, those who weren’t in favour of the new regulations claimed that they were willing to move to OTT platforms for their entertainment dose. Online platforms such as Hotstar, Prime Video and others come with overall cheaper plans and people are willing to ship to those platforms soon.With the new regulations, TRAI expected consumers to choose the a la carte system of choosing TV channels for a more efficient billing system. The study found that the new regulations have led to around 52 per cent of people choose channels on their own. Around 24 per cent had preferred to choose the Free-To-Air channels along with a few pay channels while the other 24 per cent preferred to go for the bundle packs.advertisementAs for the bouquet packs by broadcasters, the Star Value Pack was chosen by 46 per cent of consumers while the Zee Family Pack Hindi was chosen by 32 per cent of people. Tata Sky came up as the most preferred DTH operator in India with 30 per cent opting for it over others. However, 46 per cent felt the need to change to another operator since the standardized prices have been now implemented.With the new DTH regulations, it seems that more people are now willing to shift to online platforms due to lower costs and the advantage of accessibility around the world. Hotstar recently announced a new yearly plan at a price of Rs 365 that offered a year’s subscription to all Hindi TV shows, Hindi movies, news channels and sports channels. With affordable Internet added to the mix, online content channels seem the way to go in the future.ALSO READ | Soon, you may no more need to buy a Set Top Box while changing your DTH connectionALSO READ | New DTH TV rules from Feb 1: What is base pack, what is a la carte and everything you need to know in 10 points
World Cup Fortunate France disappoint in World Cup opener amidst Griezmann VAR storm Kris Voakes in Kazan Last updated 1 year ago 19:59 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty World Cup France v Australia France Australia Powerade The idiosyncrasies of the new video system were on full display on Kazan, and Les Bleus also benefited from a huge deflection to see off Australia It is often said that it takes a little bit of luck to win a World Cup, but there is every chance that France might have used up all of theirs in the opening game as they beat Australia 2-1 in Kazan on Saturday.With a controversial opener decided by VAR and a winner which took a huge deflection off Socceroos defender Aziz Behich, Didier Deschamps’ side got more than their display arguably deserved against a belligerent Aussie side.The introduction of the Video Assistant Referee into football has been far from smooth sailing, and the moment FIFA insisted on its use at the World Cup there was a fear that confusion would reign in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move On Saturday that came to fruition following the award of a penalty for an apparent foul by Josh Risdon on Antoine Griezmann in the early stages of the second half.Referee Andres Cunha initially waved away French appeals for a spot-kick and play continued for around a minute before the ball went out of play and he was encouraged by VAR Mauro Vigliano to take another look on the pitch-side screen.A full two minutes on from the incident itself, Cunha returned to signal a penalty and Griezmann slotted home. History was made, but the clunky, exhaustive nature of the system was exactly what many people had feared going into the showpiece tournament.On the greatest stage of all, 41,279 fans who have invested eye-watering amounts of money to attend a World Cup were treated to a period of dead play and the ‘spectacle’ of watching an official staring at a screen.It should have been the lifeline a tepid France side needed, but somehow they undid all of their good work within five minutes as Samuel Umtiti made the astonishing decision to throw an arm in the way of a right-wing cross from Aaron Mooy. Mile Jedinak levelled up, and the Australia fans will have felt a sense of justice.But France got another slice of fortune late on as Paul Pogba advanced towards the area in an attempt to finish off a flowing move. The Manchester United midfielder’s touch flew off Behich and looped over the flat-footed Mat Ryan to win it for the French.Deschamps had warned before the game that his side would need to approach the match with humility, pointing to his country’s winless group-stage exits in 2002 and 2010 as examples of how badly things can go wrong without application.This ought to be a much better France side than those, but with Pogba sluggish and no creativity coming from Corentin Tolisso or N’Golo Kante they had little to offer in midfield. Meanwhile, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe were quiet in attack and other than his penalty Griezmann also disappeared after a lively opening 10 minutes.There is therefore plenty still to work on for Deschamps and his side, just as there is for those overlooking the continued development of the VAR system. But in France’s case in particular they cannot expect to play so poorly again and get away with it.World Cups might be about peaking at the right time, but on this evidence they have a lot to work out in their remaining Group C games against Peru and Denmark before the real business of knockout football gets underway.
Casablanca — King Mohammed VI attended the inauguration of the Ettedgui Synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Museum in Casablanca on Friday, following their rehabilitation, according to a statement issued by the Maghreb Arab Presse (MAP).Serge Berugo, Secretary-General of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, tells the MAP that the restoration of the synagogue and the museum, “where are exhibited paintings retracing the history of Judaism in Morocco, will also preserve the authentic Moroccan identity.”The synagogue and museum’s restoration display the King’s commitment to conserving spaces of cultural dialogue and coexistence, Berugo added. These restorations were carried out as part of the second phase of the rehabilitation program of Casablanca’s old medina, which also restored the Sidi Allal Al Karaouani Mausoleum, the Dar Annassij (weaving house) and the July 9 Health Center. The program, so far, has invested 3.1 million dirhams in the rehabilitation of these important and historic cultural spaces.“All these projects,” adds the statement, “are part of the Grand Royal Plan for Casablanca Metropolis Development.”The Jewish community in Morocco has always been an important one, as they’ve been present in the country for over 2,000 years, and Morocco has always been a model of peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews, and King Mohamed VI’s commitment to restoring these historic and cultural spaces is a symbol of that.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 17, 2013 3:59 pm MDT Opponents and proponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline are making their final arguments over the next couple of weeks in Terrace B.C. to the National Energy Board.Northern Gateway President John Carruthers is confident the project will go ahead because he believes it’s in the country’s best economic interests.“I think we can demonstrate based on the litigations we’ve proposed, the commitments we’ve made that it can be built and operated safely, so I think clearly the question is yes, the project should proceed,” he said.Lawyer Richard Neufeld, representing the Northern Gateway project, spent a couple of hours before the panel, insisting there’s enough evidence out there.“It’s almost as if some of these organizations would have you believe that if only Northern Gateway had supplied a bit more environmental information, they could have supported this pipeline. We know that’s not the case,” he said.Neufeld questions whether anything would satisfy some of the proposal’s opponents.“No amount of additional environmental information is going to persuade Forest Ethics, the Natural Resource Defence Council, or any other member of the so-called tar sands campaign, to support a pipeline such as this,” he said.Several hundred protestors attended Monday’s hearing, vehemently opposed to the project and supporting the side of the likes of the Alberta Federation of Labour.AFL President Gil McGowan said by Enbridge’s own admission, the project would only create 228 permanent jobs in Canada and Enbridge isn’t convincing enough.“Time after time, projections have been proven false, their numbers don’t add up and when they say that this pipeline is an important piece of Canadian infrastructure, what’s become clear from the testimony and the evidence is that this is not Canadian infrastructure, this is Chinese infrastructure,” he said.McGowan added instead of building the pipeline, we should be refining the bitumen destined for China here at home and the demonstrators echoed his position.“All people involved in those demonstrations agree with us that we should reject this pipeline and focus on moving up the value ladder rather than giving our jobs away to places like China,” he said. Final arguments underway over Northern Gateway pipeline in Terrace, B.C.
COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD probably feels pretty pleased with himself after making it home from space.As we all know, he picked up a lot of fans in Ireland. And among them was Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muiri:Twitter/Cmdr_HadfieldLast night Commander Hadfield’s daughter Kristin (who lives in Ireland) attended the Lord Mayor of Dublin Awards to pick up this certificate for her father.Hadfield called it “a singular honour”:The Lord Mayor of Dublin Awards are given to a handful of individuals or groups each year who have “made a special contribution to Dublin and its citizens either at a local or city wide level”.We’re guessing it’s amazing photos like this that clinched it:Twitter/Cmdr_HadfieldPrevious recipients of the awards include Imelda May, Marty Whelan, Maeve Binchy and Veronica Guerin.More: Chris Hadfield’s replacements to study plants and fire in space>Some of the many things we learned from Chris Hadfield’s time in space>
With the release of the PS Vita in Japan on December 17, Sony moves away from disc-based games to the smaller and more battery-friendly game cards. Just like DS and 3DS games, it’s possible to include memory for saves on these cards meaning no investment required in a separate memory card.However, it turns out saving game data to a PS Vita game card is not a pre-requisite. A developer can choose to require a separate memory card for save games instead. This is exactly what some developers have decided to do for titles that will be available at launch.In total, we know of seven launch games that will require a memory card if you want to save your progress. They are:@fieldDisgaea 3 ReturnDream Club ZeroHot Shots Golf 6Monster RaiderRidge RacerUnchartedWhat hasn’t been explained is why a developer would choose external rather than internal memory saves. One explanation may be it’s just easier to handle. As every Vita game also comes in digital form, the external save option is the only way to save games if you download the game. Maybe some developers just decided to default to external saves for both digital and physical versions?This is sure to frustrate some gamers who will be paying up to $77 per game at launch. Now they have to save up a bit more cash for another card just to save their games.Western gamers will have to deal with the same when the Vita launches next February. Games like Uncharted and Ridge Racer likely won’t switch to an internal save system before heading to the U.S. and Europe.To avoid frustration Sony will have to make it very clear on the game case whether a memory card is required or not. Such information is usually specified on the back of the box, but I suspect we may see a front cover note to stop gamers leaving a store only to find they need to go back to buy a memory card.Read more at Andriasang
In the run up to Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend, Nintendo decided to entice gamers into purchasing a 3DS (not XL) with a new bundle. The 3DS on its own sells for around $179.99 without a game, but Nintendo reduced that to $169.99 and threw in a copy of Super Mario 3D Land. The only caveat being you don’t get the cartridge for the game as it was preloaded on the 3DS.Now Thanksgiving is over, and if you managed to find and purchase that 3DS bundle you may now be kicking yourself. Nintendo has decided to do the same thing with the 3DS XL for an extra $30.You can find a 3DS XL $299.99 at Amazon without a bundle game for anywhere between $199-$220 at the moment. But Nintendo is now offering the XL with a copy of Mario Kart 7 for $199.99, effectively giving you the game for free. The game is preloaded just like the 3DS offer, and the XL you’ll get is the Blue/Black variety.What doesn’t make sense is why Nintendo decided to offer the 3DS bundle last week and then not mention the 3DS XL version until now. From using both I’d definitely choose the XL, in fact there’s 6 reasons why the 3DS XL is better.As we’re so close to Christmas parents are on the hunt for bargains, so I expect both of these 3DS packs will be quite hard to find in stock. The larger online retailers are your best bet I’d imagine. And if this is the excuse you need to upgrade from a 3DS to an XL, transferring your data across is a simple process.Nintendo via G4TV
détection de mouvements et géolocalisation : les prochaines étapes de GoogleUn brevet déposé par Google vise à faire en sorte que le smartphone réagisse en fonction des habitudes du consommateur.Google a déposé un brevet qui ferait évoluer l’usage des services de détection de mouvements et de géolocalisation. Le but étant que votre smartphone anticipe vos besoins. Par exemple, une action rituelle pourrait conditionner, en étant détectée par le smartphone, le lancement d’une application complétant cette activité.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’exercice de la course à pied pourrait ainsi appeler une application de remise en forme… Voilà vers quel type de service semble tendre le brevet déposé par Google en octobre dernier. L’ouverture d’une application pourrait de même être conditionnée à la géolocalisation.Dans cet ordre d’idée, votre smartphone pourrait tout aussi bien passer en mode silence, suivant les endroits où vous vous trouvez et au contraire lancer une musique relaxante alors que vous vous allongez sur votre canapé ou sur votre lit !Mais Au-delà du smartphone, Google pourrait également rattacher ces nouvelles options à d’autres dispositifs…Comme une paire de lunettes interactives par exemple !Le 23 avril 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert
Sad news, Star Trek fans. CBS All Access’ new series, Star Trek: Discovery, has been delayed by four months.While the show was originally slated for a January 2017 premiere date on the new streaming service, you’ll now have to wait until May 2017, thanks to a decision by the creative team to push the date back.Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller confirmed the decision in a joint statement:“We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.” While it sucks that we have to wait longer for a new Star Trek series with a female lead and a brand new story, to have it pushed back due to the creators wanting to get the series just right is excusable. Star Trek has an enormous fanbase and there is a lot riding on this series.“Bringing Star Trek back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” the statement continued.We can expect quite a bit to keep fans happy with the new series, including a new ship. It’s also expected to have a full-series arc in its first 13 episodes, instead of plot-of-the-week episodes typical of the franchise.We Khaaannnntttt wait.
As we head into fall, thoughts of gifts start popping into our minds. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to a new laptop, or simply want to surprise a loved one with a new game, these great deals available right now might just fit the bill. • DBPower Predator Wi-Fi Drone with Six Axis Gyro and an HD Camera for $79 (Coupon code: VL3OPENP)This drone retails for about 200 bucks, but you won’t have to pay anywhere close to that with today’s coupon code. Enjoy yourself as you fly around, and get some beautiful aerial footage on the cheap. • Alienware Blue Light-Up Hoodie in Medium or Large for $56.99Whether you’re an Alienware enthusiast, or you’re simply looking for a nice zip-up hoodie, this price is hard to beat. We’re only a few days away from autumn, so let’s get snuggly warm. • Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition Game of the Year for $79.99 with PrimeThis GOTY edition is a great purchase for Fallout fans. Not only does it include the game and related DLC, but it also comes with an awesome wearable Pip-Boy case that’s made to fit smartphones. • Dell XPS Tower Quad-Core Desktop with 16GB of RAM and a GTX 750ti for $699Featuring a sixth generation quad-core Intel Core i7-6700 CPU, a discrete Nvidia GTX 750Ti graphics card (with 2GB of RAM), a 1TB drive, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, this is a steal. And since it supports full-size graphics cards with up to a 225W power draw, you can easily upgrade. • Amazon Echo Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa (Refurbished) for $79.99If you’d like to pump the jams in your living room at the drop of a hat, this voice-activated smart speaker from Amazon is an excellent bargain. • Three-Pack of Aimus Tangle-Free Flat Lightning Cables for $7.79 (Coupon code: OBG7T3DR)If you’re an Apple fan, you can always do with a few more lightning cables. Use today’s coupon code, and you’ll get three tangle-resistant cables for a rock-bottom price.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the individual storefronts for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at email@example.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.
The former Chelsea footballer has returned to his old club as a technical academy coach, working with the future footballers.Former English attacker Joe Cole played with Chelsea from 2003 to 2010 in the English Premier League.He’s now back at the club as their new technical academy coach.And these are his first words on his new role.“I’m very pleased, it’s exciting,” Cole told the club’s official website.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“So much of the world now is very individual and football clubs give people the chance to be part of something.”“I’ve been part of that for a long time, in different capacities, so it’s exciting to be part of something again and I want to help the club get back to the top of world football,” he explained.“I think having had the career I’ve had helps the young players identify with you because you’ve trodden the road they want to go down, so they easily engage with you.”“They want to learn and that’s my advantage, but I’ll have to make sure I’m very clever with what I say to them to get the message across,” he concluded.
Police are asking the public for help in finding a Portland man who is suspected of attacking his estranged wife at a hotel in mid-December.On Dec. 17, deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were called to a disturbance at the Shilo Inn on Southwest Canyon Road in Portland.Aaron Bryce Griffin, 34, came to the hotel looking for his estranged wife, 31, and her male companion, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The release said he used a crowbar tool to try and get into the hotel room through the hallway door. Unable to open that door, the suspect went to an outside door, where he also couldn’t break through. After smashing out a window with the crowbar, he entered the hotel room.Griffin attacked his estranged wife and her companion with the heavy steel crowbar, the release said. The companion escaped, but Griffin dragged his wife by the neck out of her hotel room, authorities said. A bystander who heard the commotion and saw a suspect dragging the woman along the pavement outside, said Griffin tried to force her into his car, the release said.The release said while Griffin struggled with his wife, they fell to the ground. The bystander grabbed the suspect and held him down while the woman ran back to the hotel. He then let the suspect back up. The suspect then got into a green 2003 Dodge Durango and drove away. Aaron Bryce Griffin
MIAMI (WSVN) – A City of Miami Police officer has been arrested and charged with false imprisonment and battery.Investigators said officer Alexi Figueroa ordered a woman who was walking on the street into his cruiser without cause, kissed her and fondled her.According to officials, Figueroa has been relieved of duty with pay since Feb. 6, 2016.Miami-Dade Police and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office culminated their investigation, Thursday morning, when they announced charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Vijayawada: Krishna District Collector Md Imtiaz ordered the APSSDC officials to pay Rs 62,32,160 to 292 black gram farmers in a month who suffered loss due to black gram seeds in Bapulapadu, Agiripalli and Mylavaram mandals of the district. The Collector on Thursday held a meeting with the agriculture department officials and said that the farmers suffered losses due to PU 31 black gram seeds supplied by APSSDC. He said that the report by Prof K Nagendra Rao says that the farmers would suffer losses up to two quintal per acre. He said that as per the principal secretary orders, the seed corporation committee, farmers representatives had decided to pay Rs 11,200 per acre. Farmers in about 19 villages under these three mandals will receive compensation, said the Collector.
Meghan Markle birthdayTwitterMeghan Markle may be finding it hard to find allies in the Royal Family apart from Prince Harry. And it is no secret how the Markle family feels about Meghan and her new Royal status. But despite all of that, there is apparently one family member who Meghan can still control.Meghan Markle could “get away with murder” when it comes to one particular family member who she could “twist round her little finger”, according to a royal biography.Reportedly, the Duchess of Sussex was doted on by her father Thomas Markle Snr while growing up, being much younger than his two other children – Samantha and Thomas Jnr. In fact, Samantha was already 17 years old when Meghan was born. According to the 2018 book ‘Meghan: A Hollywood Princess’, Meghan was the “apple of her father’s eye” and could do no wrong. There have been reports of Thomas Markle playing favourites with Meghan before.Royal biographer Andrew Morton asserted that her half-sister Samantha “often” claimed Meghan teased her that she was the favourite child and would receive the most expensive gift at Christmas from their father. Meghan Markle has had a falling out with the Markle family after joining the Royal Family. Mr. Morton wrote: “Meghan went to stay with her mother and did not even visit her father’s house to pick up her mail.” Meghan MarkleThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Instagram (sussexroyal)Mr. Morton went on to write that it was a situation that perplexed her friends, as they knew that Meghan was the apple of her father’s eye and could get away with blue murder.However, claims by Samantha Markle need to be taken with a pinch of salt as she isn’t exactly a fan of the Duchess of Sussex. In fact, she has used Meghan Markle’s fame as a Royal to promote herself, cashing in by writing books on Meghan and making a media spectacle of herself.
Beatle star Paul McCartney almost guest starred on Friends as he was offered the role of Ross’ father-in-law.Emmy-nominated casting director Leslie Litt, who was working on the NBC hit series during most of its run, revealed that McCartney, now 72, could’ve appeared in the season 4 finale of the show as David Schwimmer’s on-screen father-in-law, but he turned it down, reported Huffington Post.“I went through his manager and gave him all the details. One day, someone in the office brought me a faxed letter written to me by Paul himself! He thanked me for my interest and said how flattered he was, but it was a very busy time for him,” Litt said.If the British musician had agreed to do it, he would’ve appeared in the two-part season four finale which aired in 1998.In the said outing, Ross married Emily (Helen Baxendale) in London though he accidentally said Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) name instead of his bride’s name at the altar.
Hollywood actress Emma Watson is not only championing gender equality as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, but is also impressing Indian fashionistas with her Disney princess look in musical romantic fantasy film Beauty and the Beast. We have rounded up her statement beauty and hair looks respectively that have left many inspired!For make-upUse a light-weight foundation blended well that will give you a healthy and moisturised look paired with a concealer under your eyes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBrush out your brows and fill them in softly with a brow pencil.To achieve the modern graphic eye liner, line your eyes with a soft brown gel liner and flick it out like a cat eye, except leave the flick unfilled.Complete the look with a coral lipstick which will balance out the eyeliner.For hairMake sure you have some tools handy when you decide to do this on yourself; a dryer, a medium sized tongs, bobby pins, u-pins and a back-combing brush. It’s always better if your hair is a day old and not washed the same day. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMake sure your hair has enough texture to work with; take large sections and spray every section with a heat protected product that will make your curls last more longer and define them. Use the medium tongs on every section and curl it away from the face giving it a looser texture to work with.Once you’re done with the style, open it using some smoothing cream to loosen the curls and add more shine and softness.Tie a ponytail at your occipital bone and fix the hair around the ponytail to create more texture and definition to the style. Take smaller pieces of the sections and dress them around the ponytail for better grip and a much fuller look making sure all the hair in the ponytail is incorporated. Once the back is complete, take smaller sections from the front and dress it away from the face. You can twist and open the twist slightly teasing it with your fingers and then fix it on the ponytail making sure the whole look comes together.The front section has to be raised while blow drying to make sure that extra volume is created on the roots. Once that’s done, hold the hair in the same position and spray it to create a wave and fix it in the same position.Fix the front section towards the side or towards the ponytail depending on how long or short the hair is.At the end spritz a shine or setting spray to lock in the moisture and the look.