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Sumod Damodar became the first Malayalee to be elected in the Executive Committee Of ICC

Sumod Damodar has been nominated for one of three positions on the Chief Executive Committee, in the Annual ICC Conference held this year in London. He was standing alongside six other candidates and came second overall with a total of 20 votes. In gaining such a victory, Damodar makes history by being the first Malayali to achieve such a position in the ICC.

In the first place was Mr.Neil Speight from Bermuda, with 23 votes, and in third place was Mrs. Detty Timmer of the Netherlands, who received 13 votes.

It was in 1993, Damodar made his debut for the Botswana national cricket team in the Zone VI Tournament held in Zambia. He also became the Secretary General of the Zone VI Cricket Committee, during this period. In 1997 he represented the national team at another Zone VI tournament in Zimbabwe. By 1998, he gave up playing cricket and decided to focus on the administrative side.

From 1998 to date, he holds the position of Secretary of Fixtures and Publicity for the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA). Alongside this, he was also the Chairman of the Gaborone Cricket Club (GCC) for 11 consecutive years, from 1999 to 2010. Mr. Damodar even went with the Under-15 national team as manager for the first ever ICC Africa tournament in Zambia, in 2001.

Sumod Damodar became the first Malayalee to be elected in the Executive Committee Of ICC

His hard work and perseverance did not go unnoticed as in 2003, he was appointed as the Finance Director of the Africa Cricket Association (ACA). In the same year, he also became the first recipient of the “Non-Citizen Sports Award” for 2002 at the Barloworld-BNSC Sports Awards. He played an integral part in getting Botswana elected as an Associate Member in the 2005 ICC Annual Conference, as well as the formation of the Afro-Asia Cricket Cooperation and Cup, in London. He was a finalist in the 2003 and 2004 “Non-Citizen Sports Award.” He was appointed to the Selection Committee for the Best Administrator award by Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC). He has since been making the yearly trip for the annual ICC Conference as a Board Representative for the BCA.

In 2007, he was solely responsible for securing sponsorship, to the tune of $15000.00 from HLL India, through his own company, which in turn created the “BCA Grassroots Development Programme.” The plaudits kept on coming in and in 2009, he received the ICC Medal for “Outstanding Service to Cricket,” presented at the Centenary Conference in London. From 2011, he was appointed as the Regional Director for Southern and Central Africa by the ACA, a position he held until 2013. At which point, he chaired the Audit Committee for the ACA.

In 2014, Mr. Damodar was once again solely responsible for obtaining the renewal sponsorship for the “BCA Grassroots Development Programme” from HLL India and he was once again a finalist for the “Non-Citizen Sports Award.” Mr. Damodar also held the posts of Tournament Director and Chairman of the Cricket Committee for the ACA, as well as being the current Secretary for Fixtures and Publicity at BCA.

His hard work, determination to succeed and overwhelming passion for the game makes a great recipe for success, and this historic win proves exactly this.

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XXX Stars Vin Diesel and Deepika Gets A ‘Desi’ Welcome In Mumbai

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and Holywood actor Vin Diesel landed today in Mumbai to promote their upcoming film XXX: Return of the Xander Cage.

Both received a warm desi welcome with girls dressed in traditional attire came and put tika on the stars forehead. The duo was seen promoting the film together at Mexico and London too. The film marks Deepika’s first Hollywood outing that will showcase the actress perform daredevil action alongside the cast. The film is all set to release in India on January 14, 2017.

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Telugu Remake of Sala Khadoos ‘Guru’ Trailer Will Amaze You

The Tamil film Irudhi Suttru, starring Madhavan and Ritika Singh has won the hearts of many. Basking in its success, Madhavan did the same role in its Hindi remake named ‘Saala Khadoos.’

Now the filmmakers are all set to release the Telugu version of the much-discussed film. The movie named Guru features Venkatesh and Ritika Singh. The film is directed by Sudha KP.

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Raees Song Udi Udi Released

The second song from Raees, Udi Udi, is finally here. The song featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan shows a blend of both Makar Sankranthi and Navratri celebration.

The song is composed by Ram Sampath and written by Javed Akhtar. It’s sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi, and Karsan Sagathia.

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Top Five Movies That Hit $1 Billion At The Box Office

We have heard about many movies like Minions and The Dark knight which have managed to occupy a position in crore clubs, but there are only 27 movies from the last 25 years that have managed to join the exclusive $1 billion club. Here’s the list of top 5 movies that hit $1 billion at the box office from the last 25 years.

1. Avatar

Top 10 Movies That Hit $1 Billion At The Box Office

James Cameron’s Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time. The Total gross revenue of the film is $2,788,000,000.

2. Titanic

Top 10 Movies That Hit $1 Billion At The Box Office

The second position too is occupied by James Cameron’s movie. Titanic, being the most touching and romantic movie, collected a box office revenue of $2,186,800,000.

3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Top 10 Movies That Hit $1 Billion At The Box Office

The seventh movie in the Star Wars franchise broke the “Jurassic World” records when box-office numbers tallied $1 billion after only 12 days. The total gross revenue of the film is $2,068,200,000.

4. Jurassic World

Top 10 Movies That Hit $1 Billion At The Box Office

“Jurassic World” broke all sorts of records. It bumped “Furious 7” out of the number one spot for fastest movie to make $1 billion when it broke the record in only 13 days. The total gross revenue is $1,670,400,000.

5. “Marvel’s The Avengers”

Top 10 Movies That Hit $1 Billion At The Box Office

The film passed $1 billion in ticket sales in just 19 days. The total gross revenue is $1,518,800,000.

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10 Common Mistakes Girls Do While Applying Eye Liner

We all are fond of applying eyeliners. From usual style to winged one, we experiment a range of eyeliner applying styles. But we are making many mistakes while applying eyeliner. Here are 10 common mistakes

1. If your eyes are small, don’t apply eyeliner on both sides of your eyes. This will make your eyes look smaller.

2. To make your eyes look bigger, apply eyeliner only on the eyelid.

3. Don’t ever put eyeliner only on the bottom line of your eye. This will give your eyes an unbalanced look.

4. Don’t use a black eyeliner every time. Blach eye liner can be good if it’s a night party. In the day time, try using colors like blue, pale green or brown.

5. Don’t ever use a blunt edged eye liners. These may it very hard to draw precise lines.

6. Don’t stretch the side portion of your eyes while applying mascara. if you do this you look aged in your younger age itself, as the skin in this area is very sensitive and soft.

7. Putting a thick coat of eyeliner is another mistake which you are probably unaware of. This will make your eyes look round, rather than long and flat.

8. To look your eyes more open, apply eyeliner close to the lashline.

9. Don’t use liquid eyeliner in your lashline. Instead use soft eye pencil and smudge them using a brush.

10. Never use a white pencil to make your eyes look bigger. Instead use nude colored eye pencil.

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Salman Khan And Shah Rukh Khan Unites After 10 Years For Kabir Khan’s Film

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, the Karan Arjun of Bollywood is reuniting again for a film after 10 years. According to reports, SRK is doing a cameo in Kabir Khan-directed film, Tubelight, which stars Salman as the lead actor.

SRK and Salman had a bitter fight, reconciled, became best of friends and are ready to appear on the big screen together once again. The last time we saw this starry duo together was in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om that released in 2007.

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‘The Ghazi Attack’ Tells An Untold Story of Indo-Pak Submarine Warfare

Dharma Productions released the trailer of the movie ‘The Ghazi Attack’ which tells the story of the unsung heroes of Ghazi attack, a submarine warfare between India and Pakistan.

Ever since India got Independence in 1947, India and Pakistan began war against each other. Altogether there were 4 wars, that’s written in the history. But there’s a fifth one which is neither spoken about nor written-the Ghazi attack.

Late Om Puri, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni will be seen playing major roles in the film. The film will hit the screens on February 17.

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This Is How Chinese Flight Attendants Are Trained !!

If you ever get a chance to travel with Chinese Airlines, take a close look at how they are walking, sitting down to take anything, there posture and all. We bet you will be awestruck about how correctly and accurately they are doing everything with a perfect sync and harmony.

Of course, you will think that these are taught in their training class. But have you ever thought about how they are trained? These pictures will give you an idea about the training of Chinese Flight Attendants.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

These beautiful young girls are the students of the College of Civil Aviation in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. You can see them holding a chopstick in between their teeth. This is to practice a graceful smile !! They also place magazines on their heads to achieve the perfect posture.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

Another exercise that helps the girls to get great posture is balancing. Student air hostesses have to balance a glass bottle on their heads for three minutes.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

Trainees also hold a piece of paper between their knees in order to learn how to stand properly.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

Young men and women undergo rigorous posture training to ensure they behave appropriately during the flight.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

Safety is also a big priority at the College. There are even special classes where students are taught survival skills and martial art techniques like Kung Fu and Taekwondo.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

Some martial arts classes are held in the open air, and they look more like the training of army recruits than that of newbie flight attendants.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

The girls have to work hard to become stronger and to increase the force of their hit. They are trained how to go through obstacle courses as well as how to defend against an edged weapon attack. Passing the final exam is the last step to becoming an official member of a cabin crew, however, this task is rather challenging.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

Special attention is paid to the lessons where trainee flight attendants are taught how to neutralize a criminal’s or terrorist’s intentions during the flight.

Chinese Flight Attendants training

These young ladies are going through such tough training just to ensure that the passengers are safe and comfortable onboard.

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How To Braid Your Hair In Different Ways

It’s very boring to braid your hair regularly in either usual English style or french braid. So let’s do something new. Here’s the step by step tutorial to braid your hair in different ways.

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