New Delhi [India], January 31 (ANI): As Bollywood’s ‘dimple queen’ Preity Zinta ringed in her 46th birthday on Sunday, wishes pour in from the B’town fraternity on social media for her.
Bollywood star Katrina Kaif hopped on to Instagram stories and shared a captivating picture of Zinta along with a birthday note that reads, “Happy happy happiest birthday my dearest @realpz- wish you all the happiness in the world” using red heart emoticon.
Shilpa Shetty also shared a throwback picture featuring herself with the ‘Veer-Zara’ actor and wrote an endearing note for her that read, “Happiest birthday to you, my lovely @realpz. May you continue to spread love & cheer all around, and be the happy soul that you are!” using a string of emoticons.
With a delightful message, Vivek Oberoi also wished Zinta on her birthday by noting “From being a blessing to Bollywood to being an inspiration to every entrepreneur, you have worn every hat with equal panache. Many happy returns of the @realpreityzinta” on Twitter.
Sonakshi Sinha posted a scintillating selfie with the birthday girl on Instagram stories and wrote, “MY ZINTAAAA… YOU EVERGREEN CUTIE YOU…” using three red heart emoticons.
Fashion maestro, Manish Malhotra also shared two throwback pictures on Instagram stories to extend his birthday greetings to Zinta. In the first snap, he shared a self-taken picture with her and reminisced about working together. He wrote, “Happy happy birthday dearest @realpz so many movies, travel together and some of the best timed. Lots of love” using shining heart emoticons.
In the next story, he dug out a solo picture of Zinta draped in his couture’s saree. With the capture, he noted, “#throwback @realpz birthday girl gorgeous in @manishmalhotraworld”.
Preity Zinta is celebrating her 46th birthday today is recognized as one of the most successful stars of her era. Delivering superhit movies like ‘Veer-Zaara’, ‘Kal ho na ho’, ‘Koi.. mil gaya’, ‘Lakshya’, ‘Soldier’, ‘Salaam Namaste’, and more she was declared as the female superstar of her decade.
Apart from acting, Zinta is also a social activist, television presenter, and stage performer. She also co-owns the IPL team, ‘Kings XI Punjab’. (ANI)
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Researchers uncover subspecies of chimpanzees despite isolation events
Berlin [Germany], March 5 (ANI): A new large-scale study led by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology uncovered recent genetic connectivity between chimpanzee subspecies despite past isolation events.
Chimpanzees are divided into four subspecies separated by geographic barriers like rivers. Previous studies attempting to understand chimpanzee population histories have been limited either by a poor geographic distribution of samples, samples of uncertain origin or different types of genetic markers.
Due to these obstacles, some studies have shown clear separations between chimpanzee subspecies while others suggest a genetic gradient across the species as in humans.
Researchers from the Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee (PanAf) at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) and a team of international researchers, collected over 5000 fecal samples from 55 sites in 18 countries across the chimpanzee range over 8 years.
This is by far the most complete sampling of the species to date, with a known location of origin for every sample, thus addressing the sampling limitations of previous studies. “Collecting these samples was often a daunting task for our amazing field teams.
The chimpanzees were almost all unhabituated to human presence, so it took a lot of patience, skill and luck to find chimpanzee dung at each of the sites,” explains Mimi Arandjelovic, co-director of the PanAf and senior author of the study.
Jack Lester, first author of the study, explains: “We used rapidly-evolving genetic markers that reflect the recent population history of species and, in combination with the dense sampling from across their range, we show that chimpanzee subspecies have been connected, or, more likely, reconnected, for extended periods during the most recent maximal expansion of African forests.”
So although chimpanzees were separated into different subspecies in their distant past, prior to the rise of recent anthropogenic disturbances, the proposed subspecies-specific geographic barriers were permeable to chimpanzee dispersal.
Paolo Gratton, co-author of the study and researcher at the Universita di Roma “Tor Vergata” adds: “It is widely thought that chimpanzees persisted in forest refugia during glacial periods, which has likely been responsible for isolating groups of populations which we now recognize as subspecies.
Our results from fast-evolving microsatellite DNA markers however indicate that genetic connectivity in the most recent millennia mainly mirrors geographic distance and local factors, masking the older subspecies subdivisions.”
Furthermore, “these results suggest that the great behavioural diversity observed in chimpanzees are therefore not due to local genetic adaptation but that they rely on behavioural flexibility, much like humans, to respond to changes in their environment,” notes Hjalmar Kuehl, co-director of the PanAf and researcher at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).
The team also observed signals of reductions in diversity at some sites that appeared to be associated with recent anthropogenic pressures. In fact, at some locations PanAf teams visited no, or few, chimpanzees were detected despite recordings of their presence within the last decades.
“Although not unforeseen, we were disheartened to already find the influence of human impacts at some field sites where genetic diversity was markedly lower than what we expected,” says Jack Lester.
These results highlight the importance of genetic connectivity for chimpanzees in their recent history. “Every effort should be made to re-establish and maintain dispersal corridors across their range, with perhaps special attention to trans-national protected areas,” notes Christophe Boesch, co-director of the PanAf and director of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation.
Chimpanzees are known to be adaptable to human disturbance and can survive in human-modified landscapes, however, habitat loss, zoonotic diseases, bushmeat and pet trades are all threats to chimpanzee survival. These results warn of future critical impacts on their genetic health and viability if habitat fragmentation and isolation continue unabated. (ANI)
Gigi Hadid returns to runway, flaunts red hair
Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): Six months after giving birth to her first child, American supermodel Gigi Hadid has finally returned to the runway, with a new hair transformation that one cannot miss!
According to E! News, Gigi Hadid had returned to the runway to walk in Versace’s latest fashion show.
Fans, who missed her alluring presence at the fashion shows cannot stop gushing over the 25-year-old star. Not only she has returned to the runway but has also done a debut to red hair colour this time.
Making a fiery return to the runway, the supermodel walked in the Versace Fall-Winter 2021 Fashion Show, which aired on the company’s social media platforms on March 5, Friday (local time), reported E! News.
In her first major appearance since welcoming her first baby girl, Khai’s mom also changed her signature blonde locks to flawless red hair.
Since giving birth to baby Khai with her boyfriend Zayn Malik in September, Gigi has steadily returned to work. However, Gigi’s dear kinship with Donatella Versace, made her runway rebound extra special.
Shortly after Khai’s birth, a source told E! News that Gigi and Zayn planned to stay at her mom Yolanda Hadid’s Pennsylvania farm for the foreseeable future.
The family of three also considers New York City a home base, and over the holiday season Khai got to experience what Gigi described as her ‘first snow.”
E!News reported that Gigi and the former ‘One Direction’ member Zayn, who first sparked romance rumours in 2015, reunited in late 2019 after breaking up earlier in the year.
In April 2020, reports surfaced that the couple was expecting their first child together-which Gigi later confirmed to Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’.
“Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support,” she shared. (ANI)
Anil Kapoor funnily teases collaboration with Jackie Shroff
New Delhi [India], March 5 (ANI): The powerhouse entertainer duo of Bollywood, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff teased fans about their upcoming collaboration through a witty post on Friday.
Whether it is the iconic 80s film ‘Ram Lakhan’ or 90s ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’, the reel brother duo has always entertained their audience with their astonishing performances together on the big screen.
The evergreen actor Anil Kapoor has often played the role of a younger brother to Jackie Shroff in the movies and their collaboration has always proved to be a blockbuster hit in the silver cinema.
Teasing their fans about their new collaboration, Kapoor hopped on to the Instagram story and shared two candid pictures of them. In the pictures, the ‘Mr. India’ star wrote two witty imaginary dialogues being exchanged between them.
On the first snap, he wrote, “@apnabhidu to me: Mai firse 16-17 thappad maarunga jaisa ki maine Parinda me maare the, agar nahi bataya ki humaari film kab shuru hogi,”
(I will again give you 16-17 slaps just like I did in Parinda, if you will not tell me when our film will start).
Whereas, in the next picture, Kapoor is seen replying him, “Me to @apnabhidu: Bahut jald… Script par kaam chal rha hai!!!”
(Super soon…Script is under process!!!)
Both the actors last worked together in 2001 drama ‘Lajja’ which was a major commercial hit in the overseas. The film also starred veteran superstar Rekha, Madhuri Dixit and Manisha Koirala with Ajay Devgn in a supporting role.
Besides this, the duo have given blockbusters like ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Kabhi Na Kabhi’, ‘Trimurti’, ‘1942 A Love Story’, ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’, ‘Parinda’, ‘Kala Bazar’, ‘Karma’, ‘Yudh’, ‘Andar Baahar’.
Meanwhile on the work front, Anil Kapoor was last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘AK Vs AK’, which streamed on Netflix. The comedy-thriller also featured Sonam Kapoor. Kapoor will be next seen in Raj Mehta’s directorial ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ along with Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, and Neetu Singh in lead roles.
Besides this, he also has Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, and Murad Khetani’s ‘ANIMAL’ with Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol in the pipeline. (ANI)
Unstable work life leads to future mental health problems in youth
Barcelona [Spain], March 5 (ANI): The findings of a new study conducted by researchers from the Center for Research in Occupational Health suggests that a precarious, unstable initiation by young people towards working life is associated with poorer mental health in the future.
The research published in the journal BMJ Open was authored by Amaya Ayala-Garcia, Laura Serra, and Monica Ubalde-Lopez and was conducted by the Center for Research in Occupational Health (CISAL, a joint group of UPF and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) in Barcelona, Spain.
Since the 1990s, Spain has been among the European countries with the lowest employment rates, which are accentuated in the young active population. Moreover, in 2017, Spain had the highest proportion of temporary contracts and one of the highest rates of precariousness. Previous studies show that unemployment, temporary employment, and job insecurity are related to a higher incidence of mental disorders.
This study evaluates the relationship between the various possible pathways at the start of working life with future absenteeism due to mental disorders in a sample of salaried workers. The cohort study is based on employees aged between 18 and 28 years, residents in Catalonia, who presented at least one episode of absenteeism as a result of mental disorders between 2012 and 2014.
“It is a novel approach that evaluates how transitions between types of contracts, situations of employment/unemployment, and periods without social security coverage can affect the evolution of mental health in the younger working population entering the labor market. It also investigates the possible effect of the public or private ownership of the companies in which the subjects have begun their working life”, says Monica Ubalde-Lopez, study coordinator, currently a researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center driven by the “la Caixa” Foundation.
Amaya Ayala-Garcia, the first author of the article, says that “to evaluate job stability, we apply a statistical technique that has allowed us to take an initial photo of the previous 10 years of working life, in which we identified four different patterns of participation in the labor market”. These four patterns are a stable, permanent job, increasing stability (a decrease in the number of transitions between temporary contracts and lack of social security coverage towards permanent contracts), unstable employment with varying types of contracts, and finally, a fourth pattern characterized by later entry to the job market. “To approach the severity of mental disorders, we measured the cumulative days of absenteeism due to mental disorders over three years. Thus, we detected a more or less favorable evolution over time”, she adds.
The authors of the article noted that people with a more stable working life, for example increasing job stability, tended to have a more favorable future of accumulation of days absent due to mental disorders (fewer days accumulated) than people who had a more unstable working life. They also noted that having worked in large companies at the start of their working life was associated with better mental health later on.
“Job insecurity among young people can be seen in rates of temporary and unemployment, which has also greatly increased with covid. Our results show that a precarious labor market may be shaping the future mental health of the young working population. Therefore, future public health policies should address this problem in order to prevent long-term absenteeism”, they conclude. (ANI)
Olivia Wilde shares Florence Pugh’s first look in her movie ‘Don’t Worry Darling’
Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): American actor and director Olivia Wilde, on Friday (local time) dropped Florence Pugh’s first look with a sneak peek at her upcoming Harry Styles starrer movie ‘Don’t Worry Darling’.
Wilde hopped on to her Instagram to share a glimpse of her much-awaited romantic flick, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’.
The picture sees a close-up look of an anxious-looking Pugh framed in the centre with her hands up in the air and several men in the background, seemingly approaching her from behind.
Alongside the picture, the 36-year-old wrote, “Don’t worry,” referring to a play at the movie’s title.
According to People Magazine, in the movie, Pugh plays the role of a 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community who starts to stress that his glamorous company might be concealing disturbing secrets.
Harry Styles will play her husband, whereas Wilde, Nick Kroll and Chris Pine will appear in supporting roles.
After wrapping up the movie earlier this month, Wilde shared a tributary message for the whole cast and crew of the flick.
The actor shared a heartfelt note for her rumoured beau Styles, appreciating him for to appear in a female-centric film which most actors refuse to do.
She wrote, “No joke, it is harrrrrd to find actors who recognize why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight. Enter: @harrystyles, our ‘Jack. Not only did he relish the opportunity to allow for the brilliant @florencepugh to hold center stage as our ‘Alice’, but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity.”
“He didn’t have to join our circus, but he jumped on board with humility and grace, and blew us away every day with his talent, warmth, and ability to drive backwards,” she added.
Wilde also praised Pugh for her captivating performance in the movie by posting a delightful picture featuring both of them hugging each other on the set of the movie.
“To work with an actor as talented and brave as @florencepugh is any director’s dream. I will forever be grateful for you, Flo. It was an honor to be your captain. Can’t wait for the world to see the astonishing work you’ve put into this movie. Tom Cruise run + Meryl skills = THE FLO,” she wrote.
The 1950s-set film is written by Wilde and Katie Silberman, Wilde’s Booksmart collaborator which stars Florence Pugh as a housewife who unveils a distressing truth while living in an isolated community in a US state. Styles, who stars as Pugh’s character’s husband, replaced original star Shia LaBeouf shortly before filming started. (ANI)
Khloe Kardashian shares her strategy to ease stress and anxiety
Washington [US], March 5 (ANI): American reality TV star Khloe Kardashian shared her self-care strategy and how she eases out stress and anxiety in an interview on Friday (local time).
The Good American co-founder has her own ways of giving herself the care that is required to manage her mental health between balancing hours-long Zoom meetings and raising her two-year-old daughter True.
In an interview with People Magazine, Khloe revealed that she carves out time for daily workouts to help ease stress and anxiety.
“For me, working out is a huge part of my life and it clears my head. It makes me feel strong and accomplished. That little bit of self-care is what I need.”
The 36-year-old star explains that to keep her mental balance on point, she makes sure to keep a check on her fitness regime.
“It’s a stress reliever. I get anxiety sometimes. It takes all of that away. A by-product of working out is you look good. But my main focus isn’t about, ‘Oh, I need to lose 5 lbs.’ I don’t care about the scale. I feel energized and I’m ready to chase my daughter around for the day. It gives you that little oomph that I need,” she told.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star also revealed that during the pandemic, working from home proved to be a challenging task for her at first, but she learnt it’s best to create boundaries to separate her work from her personal life after a period of time
“When I do Zoom meetings, I go in a ‘professional’ room and not just sit on my bed. I still have to remember, ‘Let’s put on a little makeup, change the scenery and do Zoom in my office so it still feels like you’re having those productive meetings,” the star said.
She added, “The other day I had a three-hour Zoom and I felt so bad because it can be so repetitive and unmotivating at times. So we have to learn. I make sure to carve out time for my daughter and myself, whether it is working out or taking a little walk.”
Khloe also admitted that before launching her 90s inspired denims, she used to sport her ‘sweat and workout clothes’ often, but now she has founded a reason to ease her body back to jeans.
“During the pandemic, thinking about throwing on a pair of jeans that were super tight has not been something I’ve been excited to do. It’s probably sad to say, but I really have not put on a dress or something really fancy in about a year. So this gives me an excuse to wear denim and still be super comfortable,” she told.
People Magazine reported that the mother of one also disclosed that wearing a pair of good heals is what makes her feel more confident of herself.
“Even if it’s a smaller, shorter heel, I think the way that you walk, you exude a little more confidence and you own the room a little more.” (ANI)
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