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first_img“With all the changes this weekend it was great of Purdue to step up and host us and Illinois,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “We had a tune up last night out on the course with some good, not great races, after we arrived. Today the races are what we have looked for all year. Our V8 was 2nd by 2 seconds, our 3V made up ground on Purdue from last night. Results wise it was a really good. Most importantly we learned to race and I am really proud of how the team took changes from Creighton to this one and it paid off. Being able to race this weekend after Lubbers was cancelled was so valuable.” Drake Lineups/ResultsV8Friday1. Purdue 7:42 2. Drake 7:49 3. Illinois 7:53Rambhia (cox), Rebischke, Rimes, Baumeister, Konopacki, Abrams, Thacker, Rundquist, PackerSaturday1. Purdue 7:15 2. Drake 7:17 3. Illinois 7:42Rambhia (cox), Rebischke, Baumeister, Konopacki, Abrams, Thacker, Rundquist, Packer, Frantik WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – After inclement weather cancelled the Lubbers Cup in Spring Lake, Mich., the Drake University rowing team changed its weekend race schedule and traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. to battle host Purdue and Illinois. Drake and the pair of BIG Ten teams raced each other on a 2,400-meter course on the Wabash River Friday night and Saturday morning before the team returned to Des Moines, Iowa. The schools competed in varsity 8, 2nd varsity 8 and 3rd varsity 8 races on the Wabash. Drake was led by its 2nd varsity 8 boat which defeated Purdue Saturday morning. Story Links Row 2K Results center_img 2V8Friday1. Purdue 7:55 2. Drake 8:05Saturday 1. Drake 7:49 2. Purdue 7:52Killian (cox), McNeely, Gowans, Shipley J., Shipley, M., Hunter, Smith, Janes, Masterson 3V8Friday1. Purdue 8:24 2. Drake 8:48Reister (cox), Rimes, Dahlstrom, Finnell, Bascio, Stock, Nikolic, Peterson, McNeelySaturday1. Purdue A 7:20 2. Drake 7:32 3. Purdue B 7:40 4. Illinois 8:03Reister (cox), Rimes, Dahlstrom, Finnell, Bascio, Stock, Nikolic, Peterson, Rundquist Print Friendly Version Following its trip to Indiana, Drake travels to the Illinois Sprints, April 21, in Springfield, Ill.last_img read more

first_imgSo, you are having a bad day at work. Your boss is on your case, your supervisor is being a pain in the posterior and you have to pull up the slack from other people’s work that has fallen behind.Its 4:30pm and you have half an hour left of work. All you can think about is the bottle of wine that you are going to open when you get home. You deserve it.You have come to the end of a big project, your boss is delighted and your supervisor is over the moon that the task has been finished ahead of schedule. It’s 4:30pm and you have half an hour left of work. All you can think about is going out for dinner to celebrate and you are definitely having dessert. You deserve it.It’s (insert day of the week here). Let’s go for (insert food or drink or choice here) because (insert situation here)…because you deserve it.Our emotions govern how we eat more than most of us might realise.The situations that I have outlined above are a perfect example of how someone can provide justification for the way they are going to eat and drink later on that evening. The more emotionally stimulating the situation, the more deserving the reward will be.The only problem with reward systems like this is, our emotions don’t put on the extra weight. Our bodies do.Why do we do this?Why do we use food as a reward and convince ourselves that we deserve the treat?The majority of this stems from how we grew up and the different situations that arose during our childhood. You are two years old and in a supermarket queue with your parents.You want a chocolate bar.You are not getting a chocolate bar.You throw an almighty tantrum. You get a chocolate bar.What have you learned?You are 8 years old.Your team wins the local football blitz.Your parents are over the moon.You get taken out for (insert fast food outlet here)What have you learned?You are 10 years old.You fall off of your bike.You are inconsolable.You get offered sweets to make it all better.What have you learned?Then, as you get older and the same emotionally stimulating situations start to arise.You are 20 years old.Your boyfriend has broken up with you.Your friends come over and bring wine and chocolates with them.Why? Because screw him, that’s why.Rewarding ourselves with treats can play havoc on our weight loss goals.Emotional situations will always arise in our lives.You simply cannot expect to have a treat in the form of food or drinks every single time one of these arises.I’m not telling you that you cannot have a treat, but the type of treat that you reward yourself with can make a huge difference when you are trying to keep on track with your weight.Instead of rewarding yourself with food why not treat yourself to something else?What about a punnet of those berries you usually wouldn’t buy?A walk on the beach?Go to the theatre or cinema?A trip to the pool, with an extra 10 minutes in the Jacuzzi?Spend the day with your family?There are endless possibilities that you can do to reward yourself that won’t ruin the hard work that you put into your diet and training.Everyone will have bad days and everyone will have situations that will be deserving of a reward how you choose to reward yourself can be the difference in achieving your ultimate reward……….Your ideal weight.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: TREATS! was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Adviceemmet rushefitness columnhealth advicesweetsstreatslast_img read more

first_imgKeeping track of the hottest trends (and setting a few of her own) is almost second nature to any diva worth her weight in diamonds. But with so many gorgeous things to choose from, you can’t blame a girl – or her mother – for getting confused! The first thing you need is a plan…Key pointers: Distinct styles: ‘I would recommend going for three completely different looks for the three main functions that are hosted at most weddings – the engagement or a ceremony of similar importance, the wedding, and the reception. You should try and look different on each occasion,’ says Bunty Bajaj, designer and partner of designer jewellery from TBZ (Tribhuvandas Bhimji Zaveri).Beautiful forever: Jewellery is meant to make you look beautiful, so make sure you pick pieces that will give you maximum wear. ‘Practicality and wear ability are gaining importance today. Many Indian brides want to incorporate pieces that are not just for “the day”, but also things they can wear all their life, in their wardrobe,’ says Suhani Pittie, a Hyderabad-based jewellery designer. Look like a bride: At a wedding, everyone should be able to recognize the bride at a glance, even from among a thousand women dressed in all their finery. Go for the brightest colours and huge accessories – you can wear that simple diamond necklace and off-white crystal lehenga any other time! There’s only one day in your whole life when you can be decked head-to-toe in jewels and nobody will raise an eyebrow. So do not skimp on jewellery, even if you normally never wear any – the wedding dress is designed to be a specific “costume”, complete with the accessories and shoes. Looking like a participant of an upscale fancy dress ball rather than your usual self is part of the deal!Classic jewellery: Jewellery is a long-term investment. Pick timeless designs instead of the trendy pieces. If something is in vogue today, it might be out of style tomorrow. You do not want to keep reselling your diamonds or getting your gold reset often. Reputed diamond brands usually give you only 90 percent on resale, so you lose about 10 percent of the value every time you resell or exchange the pieces. In case you have an intricately designed gold piece, remember that a significant amount is lost when gold is melted down and then re-moulded.Gold, Diamonds and Gemstones: For a traditional marriage ceremony, it is best to pick up something in real gold; it has good resale value and is considered auspicious in most Indian communities. Add gemstones and diamonds to the mix though, since an “only-gold” necklace will be much more expensive. Your jewellery should do double-duty. ‘We’re making a lot of multipurpose and convertible bridal accessories. Pendants detach from bridal waist belts (vaddyanams) to make necklaces, while plait ornaments can be dismantled to form individual pieces of jewellery,’ says Bunty Bajaj. Choose your wedding jewellery carefully, and it’ll turn into a valuable trousseau later. You should get earrings, pendants, kadas or bangles for your bridal jewellery to accessorise anywhere between 5-20 outfits, depending on how much jewellery you are wearing on your wedding!Goodlooks: ‘The most sensible thing to do is to stick to your pre-determined budget. Gold prices are fluctuating this bridal season. We’re doing a lot of polki or uncut diamond jewellery sets in real gold. A lot of brides are opting for polki jewellery because it looks dressier and works better for a wedding. Emeralds and rubies are also popular now,’ says Bunty Bajaj.Balance Well: Work out a synergy between aspiration and practicality. Set aside cash for the jewellery for the two big events: the wedding and the reception. Remember, you must be able to wear the pieces in the future. Decide on what you really need and what’s merely there for frills. Allocate more money for buying jewellery based on what you wear the most. If you never wear gold, cut back on your gold budget and spend more on diamonds. If you wear only small pieces, opt for several slimmer chokers and pendants instead of one massive necklace for your wedding day. Stop by reputed jewellers’ stores to get an idea of what your dream “bridal set” is likely to cost you. Deduct that amount from your overall jewellery budget – you should have enough money left to buy several pieces of trousseau jewellery to go with the rest of your wardrobe. If one set of jewellery itself takes up more than two-thirds of your total budget, you need to do a reality check.advertisementadvertisementDiamonds are forever: New brides are expected to be dressed up for smaller religious events and social gatherings as well. You need to invest in necklaces to go with all your favourite sarees, salwar kurtas, and also trousers. Invest in at least one good pair of small diamond earrings and one good-sized diamond ring in addition to your wedding diamond jewellery. A discreet pair of diamonds is the most useful of all accessories – they pair well with ethnic and Western wear; day and night looks and casual parties. ‘If you want to wear diamonds but cannot afford solitaires, opt for pressure-setting* or invisible setting for tiny diamonds to make them look like one big piece,’ says Bunty.Smaller pieces: Get plenty of smaller but suitably festive pieces to wear at the various wedding functions – these will later be useful for traditional events and functions. Each special or heavy trousseau outfit should have at least one jewel set that coordinates with it. And if one necklace is to go with two (or more) ensembles, you can opt for a simple design that serves as a foil for a dress, not an attention  grabber that other guests are likely to recognise if you wear it twice in the same week! Do not stick to the usual jewellery sets either. ‘In a modern bride’s trousseau, one should find brooches, slim chokers, cuffs, haslees, anklets, convertible neckpieces, (where a part can be detached so that it becomes light), as well as contemporary armlets,’ recommends Suhani Pittie. Imitation Gold ‘Always include something nonprecious and inexpensive that looks like the real thing . Try a silver haslee or cuff that has been gold-plated and embellished with antique-looking crystals. Give imitation jewellery a traditional touch by stringing it on strands of pearls, emeralds or rubies – it will look just as pretty as the real thing,’ suggests Suhani. You can get pretty jewellery in faux gold and gemstones, or sterling silver, so don’t turn away from artificial jewellery. However, imitation jewellery also has benchmarks for quality, so pick good silver-plated or one-gram gold pieces from a jeweller rather than buying it off a tiny novelty store. It’s best to visit a jeweller or a designer. Sporting experimental designs in gold jewellery may not be possible when you’re buying the yellow metal in 22 karat. But with the gold-plated pieces, you can have your cake and eat it too! Get a few designs that will complement Indo-western outfits, light sarees or even your favourite white shirt.Wow extras: Don’t let the recession suck all the fun out of jewellery shopping. ‘There are many new options available in the market that a bride can try. For instance, the multilayered pearls strand-necklaces such as the satlada. There’s another new accessory in the market – a kilangee or sarpaich, which can be worn instead of the usual maangtikka,’ says Suhani. ‘Gorgeous hair ornaments such as pearl flowers or gold chains, an elaborate haslee, broad gold anklets with some stones or ghungroos, a signature cuff, armlets or baajuband with extensive tassel-work also look great on a bride. Finally, you can use decorative brooches in lieu of the plain safety pins to hold your saree or dupatta in place.’ After the wedding, don’t stash the jewellery away. Pin a brooch on your favourite dress, or wear a saree with a maangtikka or sarpaich and armlet instead of the regular earrings and necklace. How you use jewellery is limited only by your imagination and your creativity…PS: Finally, remember that while your necklace and earrings have to be real, the minor extras don’t have to be – so don’t hesitate to go for designer goldplated jewellery for the rest.advertisementJust-for-fun pieces: A small part of your jewellery budget should be dedicated to your individual style statement. Once you’re done buying expensive precious metals and stones, splurge a little on fashion jewellery as well. A word of warning: if you are going for something artificial, choose marble instead of moonstones – inexpensive gems are a dated trend. ‘Semi-precious gemstones such as turquoise and peridots are completely out of fashion now. Even in the international markets, jewellery with semi-precious stones has done a disappearing act,’ says Bunty Bajaj. Go for consciously trendy baubles which don’t pretend to be real. Make a statement with eco-friendly jewellery – they’re made of wood, terracotta or jute, or channel a tribal vibe with accessories made of feathers, beads and beaten brass. When shopping for jewellery, always remember that it is a celebration of life, femininity and joyfulness. The idea is to include something non-precious that looks like the real thing as well goodlooksExpert speak: Pria Kataria Puri on gemstone and outfit pairingsFinding it difficult to mix and match? Designer Pria Kataria Puri has some practical tips on teaming the right jewellery with the right sort of outfit for maximum impact. Watch those necklines: ‘For a prewedding function, say the mehendi or sangeet, most brides want heavy earrings. I would do something with a high collar for the sangeet, so she wouldn’t need to wear a necklace. For the wedding and reception though, it’s low necklines which leave room for heavy necklaces. The kind of outfit that would work best with a choker would be very different from the clothing that would complement a long necklace.Coordinate colours and embroidery: I like to pair green or red outfits with rubies. However, playing “matchy” with colours is not all you need to do! As a rule of thumb, I also prefer to pair traditional embroidery with traditional jewellery, and modern embroidery with modern jewellery pieces. We are now designing a line of ensembles with kundan embroidery, which can be paired beautifully with a kundan set.A contemporary edge: I would pair diamonds and rubies with a dress embellished with Swarovski crystals. The styling can be contemporary or conventional – you can pair traditional jewellery with a contemporary style outfit? such as pairing a modern choli with a traditional outfit.Base your clothes on your jewellery: The dress for a wedding function needs to be designed around the jewellery. When I get a request to design a dress for a function, I first ask to see the jewellery.New trend: A lot of weddings have events such as a cocktail party, where brides opt to wear gowns which look like stitched sarees. If the bride is wearing kundan jewellery with pearls, a gown featuring lots of beautiful tulle, with gold embroidery all-over, and pearls as embellishments, would make a pretty picture.Traditional styles: If you plan on going with polki or Jaipuri uncut diamonds with emeralds, which is a popular traditional combination, I would choose traditional embroidery such as zardozi, tilla and thread work rather than Swarovski crystals.Budget tip The pice de rsistance Try to restrict the “I can never wear it again” type of jewellery to a single signature piece. ‘You can choose for one ornament to be heavy while the others can be accompaniments. So a heavy choker will pair well with simple bangles and earrings,’ says Suhani Pittie.Jewel TalkA mother-daughter duo share their experiences of shopping for trousseau jewelleryThe bride says …’When my sister got married in 2007, my parents were in Ambala, and they told me I could buy whatever I liked as well. I bought gold bangles, which turned out to be a very good decision, in retrospect! My parents also picked up a number of jewellery sets from Ambala to gift our new family. There’s always one trusted person you go to when you’re buying jewellery. Since my parents had been posted in Ambala for some time, they knew where to buy jewellery there. I find that even among famous brands of jewellery available throughout the country, the designs seem to be customised according to the city. I’m from the north, and I find the designs favoured in Bengaluru, where I work, a bit too heavy and loud for the kind of clothes I usually wear. I had gone shopping with my future in-laws since they know the city well and I found that most of the jewellery had a lot of brightly-coloured stones, and was rather too garish for my tastes. Ultimately, we bought my jewellery from a newly-opened mall, where the designs were much simpler and more delicate. Though, surprisingly I didn’t like what was on offer in Bengaluru. Further down south in Chennai (where my dad is currently posted) there’s some very nice jewellery, especially in the T-Nagar area,’ says Arpita Kapur, assistant manager and bride-to-be.The bride’s mom says …’Frankly, we haven’t done that much jewellery shopping. I am not heavily into jewellery myself. There are certain family heirlooms that have been handed down through generations, and those are the mainstay of my daughter’s jewellery trousseau. Gold is a must-have: You have to give some gold to your girl, but we’re not going overboard with buying gold. In the north, people do not wear very heavy jewellery. Here in the south though, I’ve noticed that jewellery trends to be pretty heavy. There is also a huge difference in the styles. The various kinds of designs available in the south are not likely to appeal to someone who’s used to the typical jewellery designs available in the north. The bulk of what we are buying are light pieces that will be suitable for officewear, since my daughter is working. Apart from that, we bought slightly heavier party-wear jewellery. When you buy pieces to match with a dress, their wearability is limited. You can also pick up gemstone jewellery, but the thing to remember is that if you are buying rubies, for instance, they will not go with every colour. If you have a favourite colour, you could buy gemstones that go with it. Personally, I like traditional styles such as kundan and meena for my jewellery – a few decades down the line, they’ll look like antique jewellery! But the main thing is that the girl should like it, and be able to wear it. There is no point in buying jewellery that keeps lying around, and becomes a bother,’ says Nina Kapur, homemaker, army wife and mother.last_img read more

first_imgThe Stone Rage A new generation of stone-throwing youth became the face of the unrest in the Kashmir Valley as the separatist insurgency completed two decades this year. Over 100 people died in police firing and beatings since the summer of discontent began with killing of a Srinagar student in,The Stone RageA new generation of stone-throwing youth became the face of the unrest in the Kashmir Valley as the separatist insurgency completed two decades this year. Over 100 people died in police firing and beatings since the summer of discontent began with killing of a Srinagar student in police action in June.People’s ManNitish Kumar flashes a victory symbol after winning a second term as the chief minister of Bihar: His landslide victory in the Bihar assembly polls – 206 seats out of 243 – validated development politics and sent casteist politicians like Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan into exile. His win also dashed Rahul Gandhi’s hope of a Congress revival in Bihar and proved that dynasty cannot replace the relevance of good roads.Tape TroublesThe year which saw the reopening of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai – dear to Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata’s heart-also saw the Mr Clean of big business embroiled in the Niira Radia controversy.Faint HeartedBJP President Nitin Gadkari faints during a party anti-price rise rally in Delhi: The low-key Gadkari has had an intensely busy year as party boss, taking on the Congress on the economy and the JPC, defending himself in the Adarsh scam as well as trying to quell internal dissent and corruption scandals in BJP-ruled Karnataka.First Among EqualsHistory and sports seemed inseparable as Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to win a badminton gold at the CWG. She also won four super series titles this year, and the Khel Ratna Award. The series of power-packed performances was carried forward by Sachin Tendulkar who became the first batsman to score 200 in an ODI and slammed his 50th Test ton.The Winning PunchadvertisementGrappler Sushil Kumar proved his class as he became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships. Emerging as a genuine world beater, the golden run of the Olympic bronze-medallist continued at the CWG as he went on to add another gold in India’s kitty. The wrestlers put the country in the record books for clinching 10 medals in the discipline.Oil is Not WellAerial view of oil spill in New Mexico: The world witnessed the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry that flowed for three months and killed 13.Symbols of India RisingBarack Obama addresses Indian Parliament: The watershed year saw India, like a revolving door, hosting every major world leader. Obama spent the longest time abroad as president in India, signing deals worth $10 billion and backing India’s quest for a permanent UN Security Council seat. Vindicating the priority India has acquired internationally, was the new rupee symbol, making it a part of an elite global club and the fifth currency to have a symbol after the US dollar, euro, pound and yen.Fog of WarUS helicopter arrives to carry an injured US soldier in Afghanistan: As the US army got bogged down longer than the Soviets in Afghanistan, it turned out to be one of the deadliest years for America. Amid growing doubts about his war strategy, Obama pledged to pull out of the country and give full security control to the Afghan government by 2014.Divine DispatchNaga sadhus at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar: The holy city hosted the three-month long Purna Kumbh Mela that started in January. On April 14 alone, approximately 10 million people bathed in the River Ganga. By mid-April, about 40 million people had bathed, since January 14, in what is called the largest religious gathering in the world. The gathering is a meeting place for the Naga sadhus, famous for their lack of clothing, bodies coated in a layer of ash and braided hair.Floods of SorrowA stranded Pakistani family surrounded by flood waters (above): 2010 saw its share of disasters too. The Pakistan floods that began in July engulfed one-fifth of the country’s total land area, killing over 2,000 and affecting about 20 million people-exceeding the combined total of those affected by the 2004 tsunami and the 2005 Haiti earthquake.Shock and Oh!Chilean miners emerge after months in the dark (left): $20 million was the cost of the mission to rescue 33 men trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in San Jose in Chile after 69 days.last_img read more