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Monday, November 20, 2017

Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro , Victoria's Secret model wears £1.8m gold bra featuring 6,000 gemstones that took 350 hours to make

Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro blinged up the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway in Shanghai Monday Nov 20,2017  by wearing a £1.8 million gold Fantasy Bra.

Golden girl! Lais Ribeiro took to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway in Shanghai on Monday morning, wearing the eagerly anticipated $2million gold Fantasy Bra

Ribeiro, 27, appeared on the catwalk alongside the likes of Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, but few shimmered as brightly as her.
All that glitters! The stunning Brazilian model, 27, showed off her incredible figure in the opulent underwear set, stealing the showAll that glitters! The stunning Brazilian model, 27, showed off her incredible figure in the opulent underwear set, stealing the show

The Mouawad-designed Fantasy Bra took nearly 350 hours to make and features almost 6,000 gemstones including diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz.

Faced with defeat, UK withdraws; India wins International Court of Justice seat Monday Nov 20,2017

India scored a major diplomatic victory on Monday Nov 20,2017 as its nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected after the United Kingdom withdrew its candidate Christopher Greenwood.

UNSC Members Cast Their Votes During A Meeting On The Election Of 5 Members Of The International Court Of Justice(ICJ)at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday Nov 20,2017
The U.K. chose to withdraw after it became clear that it would not win the contest in the General Assembly (GA) and it did not have adequate support in the Security Council (UNSC) for its attempts to derail the voting process itself.
This is the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations that the U.K. will not be on ICJ; and this is the first time that one of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council lost out to an ordinary member in a race. This is also the first time that one sitting member of the ICJ lost to another sitting member.
The winning candidate required a majority in both the General Assembly and the UNSC, but 11 rounds of voting until last week had ended with India winning in the GA and the U.K. winning in the SC. With the U.K. announcing its exit from the race, in the 12th round, Mr. Bhandari received 183 of the 193 votes in the GA and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
The U.K. had nine of the 15 UNSC votes in the previous rounds, leading to a stalemate though India had an overwhelming majority in the GA. It initially wanted to suspend the voting process and move to a conference mechanism that has never been used in the history of the U.N. to break the stalemate. But this move needed approval by the UNSC in an open voting while voting for the ICJ is through a secret ballot.
y Council members cast their vote during a meeting on the election of five members of the International Court of Justice, at the U.N. headquarters in New York.

U.S. declares North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday Nov 20,2017 declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, a move that allows the Trump administration to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.
North Korea had been removed from the list of state sponsor of terrorism under the George W Bush administration.
The announcement was made by Mr. Trump during his Cabinet meeting.
“Today, the United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. It should have happened a long time ago. It should have happened years ago,” Mr. Trump said in his address to the Cabinet.
In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil, he said.
“As we take this action today, our thoughts to turn to Otto Warmbier, a wonderful young man, and the countless others so brutally affected by the North Korean oppression,” he said.
“This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons, and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime that you’ve all been reading about and, in some cases, writing about,” Mr. Trump added.

How to Keep Your Refrigerator Clean ?

1. Cleaning the fridge

Remove all the food, and empty the fridge completely before starting to clean it, this would make the process easier. Remove the detachable fridge shelves and soak them in warm water (mixed with dishwashing liquid). For the nasty stain, take a wiping cloth and dap some vinegar or baking soda and wipe it on the stain and all across the interiors.  

2. Placement of food

The placement of food can also save you half the effort. To prevent unwanted drips keep raw meat and seafood on the bottom shelf of the freezer.   

3. Wipe the bottles and jars

Take out the sticky jars and wipe them clean. The stain accumulated over a long time is harder to clean. You can wipe them with a damp cloth or make a mixture of equal parts of baking soda and cooking oil. Put the mixture on top of the stain and scrub off the stain.  

4. Line the shelves

You can also put placemats on your shelves. This would save your shelves from the occasional spill. In case of spills and messes, simply remove the mat, clean it and replace.  It is always a nice idea to clean the spills when fresh, with lemon or baking soda mixture with water. 

5. Fridge Odour

Opening your fridge to a peculiar stench is never a pleasing sense.  Traditionally a handful of half cut lemon kept in any corner of the fridge is used to keep the odour at bay. You can also insert some cloves in these lemons for that sweet smell. Some also use baking soda and activated carbon to deodorize and keep your fridge smelling fresh.

Parting note: Done with cleaning the fridge? Great! Now, as you start placing your food and containers back follow these storage tips to prevent maximum mess and contamination. 

• Putting meat, vegetables and fruits in the same crisper can increase the risk of contamination and spoilage

Storing milk near doors, may not be the best idea as the temperature fluctuates the maximum around doors. Store them somewhere in the middle.

• Don’t slice your food until you are ready to consume it, choped meat, veggies and fruits are more prone to spoilage and contamination.

• Don’t put boiling hot food in the fridge, wait for it to cool come down to room temperature before putting it the refrigerator. This would prevent any bacterial buildup. 

• Take stock once every week. This would help you get rid of the leftovers you don’t need and also give you a better idea of what you need in your next round of grocery shopping.

2017 Sri Lanka Tour of India - Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Not To Play Second Test, Vijay Shankar Announced Replacement

India opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday Nov 20,2017 were released from the India Test Squad for the second Test due to personal reasons
 It will be a 14-member squad for the next Test scheduled to be played in Nagpur from Nov 24-28
While Bhuvenshwar Kumar will not be available for the next two tests due to his marriage, Shikhar will be available for the third Test, according to BCCI media release. 
"The BCCI would like to inform that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been released from India's Test team. The duo made a request to the selectors and the team management to release them owing to personal reasons," the release stated.
"Kumar will not take any further part in the ongoing Paytm Test series against Sri Lanka and the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Vijay Shankar as his replacement. Dhawan is available for selection for the third Test," it further stated.
Vijay Shankar, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder, has been named as the replacement for Bhuvneshwar.
Shankar is not expected to play in the second Test as Murali Vijay is the reserve opener in the squad and Ishant Sharma is the third pacer, who are readily available replacements.
However, this is the maiden national call-up for the Tamil Nadu One Day captain, who has scored 1671 runs and taken 27 wickets in 32 first-class matches. He has been playing for India A for some time and also is next in line after Hardik Pandya as the seam bowling all-rounder.
India Test Squad
Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar

The newly inaugurated Virender Sehwag gate at Feroz Shah Kotla

Pope Francis Marks World Day of the Poor Sunday Nov 19,2017

Pope Francis leads a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Cardinals and bishops attend a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor led by Pope Francis  in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. 

Pope Francis is offered bread as he leads a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, November 19, 2017. 

Pope Francis speaks before sharing a lunch with the poor following a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican

A general view shows Pope Francis arriving to have a lunch with the poor following a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican