Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets) with a deep 3 vs the Minnesota Timberwolves, 04/13/2021
Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets) with a deep 3 vs the Minnesota Timberwolves, 04/13/2021
(Maharashtra) [India], May 16 (ANI): As cyclone Tauktae fast approaches the country's coastal areas, the Maharashtra government has issued a warning to districts near the Konkan coast and told officials to prepare large shelters in vulnerable areas.
Taffeta with no tantrums: How we created Diana’s fairytale wedding dressAs the gown of the 80s goes on show, David Emanuel, its co-designer, describes working with his ‘sweet as pie’ royal client Diana’s dress for her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981 inspired a million copycat designs. Photograph: PA
Kochi (Kerala) [India], May 16 (ANI): The first oxygen express train for Kerala, carrying six cryogenic containers with 118 Metric Tonnes (MT) liquid medical oxygen reached Vallarpadam terminal of Kochi port here in the early hours of Sunday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the second round of Asia's preliminary tournament for the Qatar World Cup to be postponed until June.
Essential services, such as those related to food and medicine/health, will continue.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks — some claimed by the Islamic State group — ended Sunday in Afghanistan amid calls for renewed peace talks between the government and Taliban. Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said the negotiating teams of the government and the Islamic Emirate, as the Taliban refer to their ousted regime, met briefly Saturday in the Middle Eastern State of Qatar. They renewed their commitment to finding a peaceful end to the war and called for an early start to talks that have been stalled, he said. The U.S. has been pressing for accelerated talks as it withdraws the last of its 2,500-3,500 soldiers and NATO its remaining 7,000 allied forces. Even as the Taliban and government signed on to the cease-fire, which was declared to mark the Islamic holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, violence continued unabated in Afghanistan. A bombing Friday in a mosque north of the capital killed 12 worshippers, including the prayer leader. Another 15 people were wounded. The Taliban denied involvement and blamed the government intelligence agency. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. IS, however, claimed it blew up several electrical grid stations over the weekend. That left the capital Kabul in the dark for much of the three-day holiday that followed the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In posts on its affiliated websites, IS claimed additional attacks over the last two weeks that destroyed 13 electrical grid stations in several provinces. The stations bring imported power from the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The attacks have left nine provinces including Kabul with disrupted power supplies, said Sanger Niazai, a government spokesman. There was also concern that local warlords, demanding protection money from the government to safeguard stations in areas they control, may have been behind some of the destruction. At least one local warlord was arrested last year after demanding protection money. The seemingly unstoppable violence in Afghanistan has residents and regional countries fearful the final withdrawal of U.S. and NATO soldiers could lead to further chaos. Washington said it wants its last soldier out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11 at the latest, but the withdrawal is progressing quickly and a Western official familiar with the exit said it is likely to be completed by early July. He spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the withdrawal are not being made public. On Saturday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed concern about the rapid withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces in a phone call with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Wang called the withdrawal hasty and warmed it would “severely” impact the Afghan peace process and negatively affect regional stability, He called on the United Nations to play a greater role. ___ Gannon reported from Islamabad. Associate Press writer Ken Moritsugu contributed from Beijing. Kathy Gannon And Tameem Akhgar, The Associated Press
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How women conquered the world of fictionFrom Sally Rooney to Raven Leilani, female novelists have captured the literary zeitgeist, with more buzz, prizes and bestsellers than men. But is this cultural shift something to celebrate or rectify? Illustration by Ana Yael. Illustration: Ana Yael/The Observer
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The big picture: in celebration of youthful freedomIn Sven Jacobsen’s painterly images, the young become as one with their environment, seemingly without a care in the world Spain 2019, A painting of Marion. Photograph: Sven Jacobsen
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‘Help us or LSO fails’: Sir Simon Rattle’s plea over Covid and BrexitAs the orchestra prepares to welcome back live audiences, the conductor urges ministers to act on new touring rules in Europe Sir Simon Rattle says Covid had concealed the impact of the red tape created by leaving the EU. Photograph: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images
Relegation’s too good for Boris Johnson and his team of Brexit fantasistsEngland’s football clubs may be of Champions League quality, but the current political debacle reveals our politicians are not Michel Barnier: staying power. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images
Will Republicans back a commission to investigate the Capitol breach?Lawmakers faced with choice between embarrassing Trump and ignoring insurrection Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader. Members of his caucus have increasingly downplayed the violence of the Capitol attack. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters
Liz Cheney regrets vote for Trump but won’t say she’ll leave Republican partySunday talk shows book belligerents in GOP ‘civil war’Cheney: McCarthy must testify about Trump and Capitol riot Liz Cheney speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
Big pharma executives mocked ‘pillbillies’ in emails, West Virginia opioid trial hearsAttorney: AmerisourceBergen executive showed ‘contempt’Three companies in dock over crisis which has killed 500,000 The US courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia. The city of Huntington and surrounding Cabell county are suing AmerisourceBergen and two other major distributors. Photograph: Kenny Kemp/AP
‘We need joy … and an audience’: The return of Simon Rattle and the LSOSir Simon and London Symphony Orchestra players tell a rehearsal audience of one what this week’s first live concert in a year means to them Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra during a dress rehearsal for a livestreamed performance from the Barbican Hall in London, May 2021. Photographs: Mark Allan/LSO Photograph: Mark Allan/LSO
Kara Price knew her day at the Magic Round Triple Header at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on May 15 was complete when she saw a fan doing a shoey during the final Roosters versus Cowboys game.“Everyone was pretty merry,” late in the day, Price told Storyful. “The crowds around us all got involved in cheering on this gentleman!”Her video shows a fan indulging in the time-honored Australian tradition of drinking from a shoe, as the rugby crowd around him cheers.“I’m from the UK originally and can honestly say this was my very first shoe-chugging experience,” Price said. “What a legend and it weirdly made me proud to call myself a very newly official Australian citizen!” Credit: Kara Price via Storyful
Zara's beauty range has been on the tip of everyone's tongue since the launch of its lipstick collection in 2018 and an exciting segue into perfume alongside Jo Malone a year later. Excitingly, the brand has just quadrupled its beauty offering with an entire makeup collection set to rival your favourite luxury and high street brands.From lipstick in a handful of different shades and finishes (matte, demi-matte, satin and balm) to shimmer-matte eyeshadow palettes, bronzing bricks and cheek compacts, Zara's makeup collection is bigger and better than ever before. It makes sense, considering makeup artist and industry legend Diane Kendal is the brains behind the creative direction.The collection, which starts at an affordable £5.99, promises high performance ingredients and places a focus on sustainability, as all compacts and lipstick tubes are refillable. That's what we like to hear. But is the makeup really worth the hype? Here are a beauty editor's honest thoughts on the range. Refinery29's selection is purely editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love! As part of our business model we do work with affiliates; if you directly purchase something from a link on this article, we may earn a small amount of commission. Transparency is important to us at Refinery29, if you have any questions please reach out to us.I'm going to let you in on a secret: in terms of formula and colour, this is practically an exact dupe of the sold-out Supreme x Pat McGrath lipstick everyone went wild for recently, and it's my new favourite. The colour payoff is incredible, the feel is smooth not drying, the square bullet makes it easy to apply without lip liner and the staying power is truly unrivalled. I only required one quick top-up after eating and the colour was as vibrant as when I'd first applied it. At £6.99 it's a steal and there are 14 shades to choose from to suit all skin tones.I'm also wearing the Cheek Color Palette in Impeccable Touch, applied with the Small Blush Brush, which is so soft. Swirled together, the blush and bronzer made a lovely peach shade which applied so easily and didn't budge until I removed it, but the highlighter fell short and didn't pop like I wanted it to. I'll be sticking to my trusty Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Glow. Unfortunately, the cheek colour range is small. Vieve's Sunset Blush, £23, is similar in texture and comes in a wider range of shades for all skin tones.Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Superstar Glow Powder Highlighter, $, available at Charlotte TilburyZara Small Blush Brush, $, available at ZaraZara Cheek Colour Palette in Impeccable Touch, $, available at ZaraZara Ultimate Matte Lipstick in Original, $, available at ZaraVIEVE Sunset Blush, $, available at Cult BeautyThere are five eyeshadow palettes to choose from but I tried Clash Out. I have to admit, I'm not too keen on the colours. The glittery purple and yellow gold shades feel outdated when you compare them to popular eyeshadow palettes by Charlotte Tilbury and Huda Beauty, which combine wearable golds and flattering nudes. I love the look of Earthy Warm instead. Though I'm not a big fan of the colours in the palette I tried, everything is easy to blend and there's no dusty fallout whatsoever. I applied my eye makeup at 8am and come 8pm, it was still intact and didn't crease at all. The pigment is better than any designer eyeshadow I've tried. The palettes get sustainability points for being refillable, too.I'm also wearing the Stiletto Demi-Matte Lipstick in La Journée, which is slim enough to throw inside the tiniest of bags. It's glossy and hydrating, then dries down to more of a matte colour which I really enjoyed. However, I did have to reapply this multiple times, as the staying power isn't as brilliant as the matte lipsticks.Zara Eyeshadow Palette in Clash Out, $, available at ZaraZara Eyeshadow Palette in Earthy Warm, $, available at ZaraZara Stiletto Demi-Matte Lipstick in La Journée, $, available at ZaraI thought this Satin Lipstick in Bonne wouldn't be my thing but it dried down to the loveliest stain, giving my lips that 'just bitten' look. It's moisturising, too, so you can skip the lip balm. Next, I want to try Buttercup and Nude Fiction.Again, I'm wearing the Clash Out Eye Shadow Palette, but this time I combined the matte pink shade (third in the bottom row) with the glittery taupe hue (second in the top row). They blended so well but on my skin tone I'd prefer something a lot warmer. Shades like this are probably better suited to paler skin but the collection does have plenty of palettes for a wider range of skin tones. I can't fault the staying power (very impressive) and I enjoyed using the super soft brushes. I pulled the look together with a swash of Bronzing Powder, which I think is on par with luxury versions in terms of the buttery pigment and how well it lasts. But the shade range really does need to be expanded. The Large Powder Brush was a little too soft for my liking, though; I used the bareMinerals Blooming Brush, which is a bit more dense and blends more seamlessly.Zara Cult Satin Lipstick in Pretty Bizarre, $, available at ZaraZara Bronzing Powder, $, available at ZaraZara Large Powder Brush, $, available at ZarabareMinerals Blooming Makeup Brush, $, available at bareMineralsLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Yes, Trinny London Really Is Worth The Beauty HypeL'Oréal x Elie Saab Makeup Is Affordable LuxuryBold Yet Simple Makeup Trends To Try Post-Lockdown