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Boxing great Mary Kom named brand ambassador of PUMA

first_img Next Boxing great Mary Kom named brand ambassador of PUMASix-time world women’s boxing champion, Mary Kom will lead PUMA’s #DoYou conversation that aims to motivate women across the nation to be strong and accomplish their goals.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 17:30 IST Mary Kom (Reuters Photo)Six-time world women boxing champion MC Mary Kom was on Monday named as a brand ambassador for global sportswear giant, PUMA for a two-year period.’Magnificent Mary’, as she is popularly known as, will be PUMA India’s new ambassador for the company’s women’s training category and shall represent the brand in marketing campaigns in the country.According to a statement, the association has been facilitated by IOS Sports and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which exclusively represents Mary Kom.A champion boxer and a super mom, Mary Kom is a role model to millions of women in India. She will lead PUMA’s #DoYou conversation that aims to motivate women across the nation to be strong and accomplish their goals.Talking about the association, Mary Kom said, “Being a woman and a mother I have faced several challenges that I have powered through, thanks to my family and team.”PUMA as a brand has always believed in supporting and encouraging women, which made it a perfect fit for me.”PUMA India Managing Director, Abhishek Ganguly said: “We are very thrilled to welcome Mary to the PUMA family. She is going to take our women’s category in India to the next level.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mary KomFollow PumaFollow India boxinglast_img read more

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Man airlifted to hospital after shooting in St Catharines

Niagara police are appealing for witnesses after a man was taken to hospital following a shooting in St. Catharines.Shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the area of Tremont Dr. and Glendale Ave. for reports of gunshots. A man was rushed to a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was then airlifted to a hospital in Hamilton.No arrests have been made and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at 905-688-4111 ext. 4233. read more

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UN aids Yemenis in embattled Mokha warns of choleras spread amid crippled

VIDEO: UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac warns about increasing cholera cases in Yemen. ‘Public health crisis in the making’Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced that inferior health systems and water supply provisions are raising concerns for health, particularly for the youngest Yemenis.More than 11,000 cases of diarrhoea have been reported across the country, with more than 250 confirmed cases of cholera. UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac calls the situation a “public health crisis in the making.”The UN agency and partners are providing diarrhea disease kits, oral rehydration salts and water treatment tables, but the outbreak “is more aggressive” than the last wave in October 2016. At least 130 people have died so far this year. About 7.6 million people in Yemen are living in areas considered high risk for cholera transmission, said UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) Christian Lindmeier. That number, he said, is “very high.” “The latest UNHCR aid distribution in Mokha will cover more than 6,200 people with emergency assistance, adding to the 69,857 already reached since the start of this year,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told journalists in Geneva.Hostilities in Taiz escalated in January, with nearly 50,000 people displaced, about 27 per cent of the internally displaced people in Yemen. The governorate also hosts about 304,000 additional displaced people. The spokesperson said that UNHCR teams observed worsening conditions, “Many people are living out in the open in harsh conditions and without adequate shelter, protection and material assistance.”In parallel, north of Taiz, in Al Hudaydah, UNHCR team provided aid for about 17,745 people. Mr. Spindler said that aid workers noted “a huge spike” in needs, with displaced people living on streets, and turning to begging and child labour to survive.“With Hudaydah host to more than 109,000 displaced individuals, many are reporting anxiety about reports of possible intensifications in hostilities in the governorate, unsure of how and where they would flee,” said Mr. Spindler.More than three million who have been uprooted since the start of the conflict two years ago, and more are expected as hostilities are likely to intensify. read more