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Ahead of Gully Boy, Alia Bhatt turns into the brightest shining star of the fashion galaxy – see photos – Times Now

Ahead of Gully Boy, Alia Bhatt turns into the brightest shining star of the fashion galaxy – see photos – Times Now

Alia Bhatt promoting Gully Boy

Alia Bhatt promoting Gully Boy&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspInstagram

Alia Bhatt might be one of the youngest leading actors of the present generation but the actor has carved a special place for herself not just in the hearts and minds of cine-buffs but also at the box office. Her next film Gully Boy, co-starring Ranveer Singh, has already created the right noise and with the hefty promotions the cast is occupied, it seems the fans can hardly wait for the film’s release. 

But almost two weeks ahead of the film’s release, Alia has turned into the brightest shining star of the fashion world with her latest sartorial choice. The actor, who is busy with the promotion of Gully Boy with Ranveer, had to appear on The Kapil Sharma Show tonight. Alia decided to sport a sequin cropped jacket paired with matching pants with sheer grace and elan. 

She was styled by Garima Garg while her makeup was done by Puneet B Saini. The actor opted for minimalist makeup and kept her tresses open. She struck just the right poses for the camera and well, Alia’s fashion choice definitely deserves a thumbs up from the fashion connoisseurs across the country. 

If her outfits are class and her photos a treat for sore eyes, so are Alia’s captions. While she captioned one of the photos as “palat”, she borrowed Coldplay’s much-loved song “Up & Up” as the caption for the other!

Check out her latest photos:  

Post Gully Boy, Alia Bhatt will star in Kalank co-starring Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur. She will then feature in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra alongside her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. Alia also has Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Takht alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor in key roles. 

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Meet the Two Los Angeles Rams Male Cheerleaders Set to Make History at Super Bowl LIII

Meet the Two Los Angeles Rams Male Cheerleaders Set to Make History at Super Bowl LIII

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Napoleon Jinnies

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The Super Bowl is always a big deal for the two teams competing, and everyone involved in the organization, but this year is different.

When the Los Angeles Rams take the field in Atlanta, Georgia to compete against the New England Patriots all eyes won’t only be on their players…their cheerleaders will demand some serious attention.

After two male dancers made the squad for the 2018 season, the LA Rams will continue to make history when Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies appear as the first male cheerleaders to ever perform at a Super Bowl this weekend.

Super Bowl LIII will be full of firsts beginning with the fact that it’s the first Super Bowl played at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the first time the Rams have been in the big game in 17 years.

Plus, this year’s game will feature the oldest starting quarterback (Tom Brady for the Patriots) and youngest head coach (Sean McVay for the Rams) in Super Bowl history.

When Peron and Jinnies take the field with the 38 other cheerleaders on their team however this game filled with firsts will go down in history for breaking the stigma that cheerleading is a female sport. 

In 2018, both the Rams and the New Orleans Saints (who lost to the Rams in the NFC Championship) welcomed the first ever male cheerleaders to their squads and now thanks to their killer football team two of the three OG male NFL cheerleaders will be on the sidelines in the biggest football game of the year.

So, what do we know about Peron and Jinnies?

For starters, they are totally ready to represent for all the men out there who want to perform as a part of the NFL.

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Quinton Peron

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“I think we can both say we have both been reached out to by so many men that are so excited to try out, and not just men our age but young men trying out for their junior high school dance team or cheer team and high schools, and it’s exciting to see society change a little bit,” Peron said on Good Morning America on Thursday.

“We are extremely excited to see what is going to happen next year,” Jinnies added ahead of the big game this weekend.

Even though there have been male stuntmen in the NFL before and there are male cheerleaders at the collegiate level, this is the first season there have ever been male dancers on one of the NFL cheer squads and it’s both a major accomplishment and breakthrough.

Discover what these two game changers have done to get to where they are in their professional cheer and dance careers below and maybe learn a few things about what make them two men to watch not only on the field, but in the entertainment world in general as well.

Plus, check out both Peron and Jinnies during the 2019 Super Bowl which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 3. They’ll be on the sideline kicking butt and dancing up a storm!

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Napoleon Jinnies

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Napoleon Jinnies

California or Bust:

Napoleon Jinnies was born in Santa Barbara, California and later attended Orange Coast College. He has also worked in California throughout his adult life.

Dancing Is in His Blood:

Well, maybe not, but he has been dancing for 12 years on teams including San Marcos Dance Team, Esperanza Song Team, West Coast School of the Arts, Pace Elite and more.

Diehard Disney Fan:

In addition to frequenting Disneyland, Jinnies was a performer and numerous characters at the Anaheim theme park over the years. He’s been one of Andy’s Toy Soldiers, appeared in the Mickey and the Magical Map show and Mickey’s Soundsational Parade on Main Street.

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Napoleon Jinnies

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Makeup Guru:

When he’s not performing, Jinnies is a freelance makeup artist and beauty blogger. He does wedding makeup and his online tutorials are simple, informative and exactly what you want to know.

He Has Thick Skin:

“I felt like, this is the year. This moment in the world, it feels more accepted. If you have the talent and work hard, why not?” Jinnies told Fast Company about trying out this year. “If someone laughs at you, I mean, this is not Carrie: the Musical. My skin is so thick.”

Halloween Lover:

It might be the fact that he is in costume a lot as a dancer or the fact that he can do scary makeup better than most professional makeup artists, but when Halloween comes around Jinnies goes all out. Just look at some of his skeleton makeup here.

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Napoleon Jinnies

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All-American Dancer:

The Rams cheerleader might be dancing on the sidelines for American football, but before he took the field he was on an even bigger American team…Team USA. He even won gold with the team.

His Favorite Food Is Totally Trendy:

When asked to reveal his favorite food, Jinnies said, “Aaah SUSHI!” according to his Rams’ profile

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Quinton Peron

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Quinton Peron

California Guy:

Quinton Peron is from Rancho Cucamonga, California and went to college at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California making him the perfect fit for the newly-moved Rams team.

Disneyland Regular:

In 2017, the now-Rams cheerleader was a staple at Disneyland. He performed as a part of the Christmas Parade and Mickey’s Soundsational Parade on Main Street.

Professional Dancer:

Peron doesn’t only dance on the football field, he has been a professional dancer for years and been a part of the sport for 10 years dancing in both high school and college. He was also part of the Aladdin cast at Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach.

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Quinton Peron

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He Can Sing Too:

In 2014, Peron appeared as a part of the choir in Carrie Underwood’s music video for “Something in the Water.”

He has a Choreographer Alter Ego:

When he’s not dancing himself, Peron is creating routines for all sort of competitive teams as Mr. Q. He’s been a guest choreographer for the USC Trojan Dance Force Dance Team and Santa Margarita Catholic High School Dance Team in addition to his continuous work with different age levels from dance studios in California.

He Once Worked at Starbucks:

So, basically he would be able to remember your crazy drink order with no problems. 

Male Cheerleaders on the RAMs, Quinton Peron

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Dancing Is His No.1 Passion: 

“Yeah, you get to put on the uniform, but for us this is just another stage,” Peron told Fast Company about why he tried out for the Rams. “As a performer, you will do anything to get on another stage.”

His Guilty Pleasure Is So Relatable:

According to Peron’s LA Rams profile, he is all about getting In-N-Out and watching the Food Network.

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Watching TV is free and easy with under-the-radar Locast

Watching TV is free and easy with under-the-radar Locast

You canceled cable long ago. Your TV antenna has trash reception for ABC. But you want to host an Oscars viewing party. What to do?

A newish, under-the-radar option is Locast. It’s like an app version of a $50 antenna you can get from Best Buy, and it’s free and easy to use.

For someone like me, weaned on Netflix, Locast is too simplistic to be a major part of my TV addiction. It’s a stopgap, excellent the few times a year when I want to watch what everyone else is watching, at the same time they watch it.

But it’s useful for those who regularly watch TV live — sports lovers, devotees of morning shows like “Today,” ”Bachelor” fans who live-tweet each episode.

You don’t have to pay for it, as you do with cable, and it’s available on more gadgets than you’d get with just a TV antenna. For those who don’t have a TV, it’s one of the easiest ways to watch over-the-air stations for free.

HOW IT WORKS

Locast makes local stations available for free, in real time, online. You can watch on its website, locast.org, or on apps for iPhones and Android phones. A Roku app or sharing from your phone with Chromecast or Apple’s AirPlay lets you stream to the TV.

In New York, I get stations for ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW, PBS, Univision, Telemundo, Ion and a handful of others. Cable channels like ESPN, MTV, Bravo and Fox News are not available free on the public airwaves. You generally have to pay for them.

You can start watching as soon as you let Locast know your location and sign in with your email or Facebook account. A basic TV guide tells you what’s on now and the next six days. Audio and video quality is good. I haven’t had issues with buffering or shows not loading.

THE LANDSCAPE

The internet’s abundance of video — hi, YouTube; hi, Netflix — has pushed millions to cancel cable TV and diminished the appeal of live television.

Some people (the young) barely watch, except for special circumstances like the Super Bowl or the Oscars. But many are still dedicated to “The Late Show” each evening and as much NFL football as they can get.

Locast fits into a crowded field of devices and services aiming to replace or complement cable. There are cable-like streaming services like YouTube TV, DirecTV Now or PlayStation Vue, which offer packages of TV channels, typically for $40 or $45 a month. Hulu and apps from the likes of ABC and NBC post episodes online in the days after they air. Netflix and Amazon Prime have whole seasons months after they’re on TV.

You can also buy a TV antenna and hope for good (free!) reception of local stations.

BUT WAIT …

You need to live in one of the seven markets where Locast has set up antennas — Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York and Philadelphia. Locast will announce two more cities Thursday. Further expansion depends on whether Locast can raise more money.

I’ve gotten used to watching shows at my leisure, and Locast doesn’t fit in with that. There’s no digital video recorder, or DVR, to let you watch shows later. There’s no skipping commercials, no binge-watching, no customization, no recommendations of shows I’ll like.

For sports fans, there’s a lot missing. You can get baseball, football and other games from over-the-air channels, but no “Monday Night Football” (on ESPN) or the cable channels that televise hometown-team games. For the March Madness college basketball tournament, you’d just get the games on CBS, not TNT, TBS or truTV.

ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN

A few years ago, a startup called Aereo tried to offer local broadcast stations over the internet. Broadcasters sued and won, forcing Aereo to shut down in 2014.

Locast has been around for about a year already and may have found a legitimate loophole because it’s a nonprofit, as federal law says nonprofits can retransmit broadcasters’ signals without violating their rights. The National Association of Broadcasters, which represents TV and radio stations, declined to comment.

Even so, there’s the issue of money. Locast currently runs on a loan from an undisclosed person. Its backers, a sports-fan advocacy group simply called the Sports Fans Coalition, hope user donations will fund the service.

But it’s hard to persuade people to part with their cash — especially for the cash-conscious cord-cutters who have found themselves in subscription overload with Netflix and Amazon Prime, not to mention music, news, specific sports leagues, meal kits, makeup and wine.

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DNAaahahaha: Identical twins’ 23andMe, Ancestry genetic tests vary wildly, shocking absolutely no one

DNAaahahaha: Identical twins’ 23andMe, Ancestry genetic tests vary wildly, shocking absolutely no one

Identical sisters with same genetic makeup get different results from test kits

Charlsie Agro and her identical twin sister Carly

Identical twins Charlsie Agro and Carly … Source: CBC

Updated Mail-order genetic testing kits, which are all the rage right now, have been put through their paces by identical twins, and the results are a little baffling.

These test kits collect your DNA, typically by you spitting into a tube, and then you have to send the package back to the manufacturers for analysis. The results are shared electronically when ready.

To check out the accuracy of these test kits, Charlsie Agro – who fronts Canadian telly watchdog show Marketplace – and her identical twin sister Carly used them to submit their DNA to five separate consumer-grade genetic-testing outfits, and compared their results.

And their results were surprisingly varied. For one thing, the tests couldn’t agree on where exactly their ancestors actually physically came from. Test kit supplier 23andMe reckoned the twins are about 40 per cent Italian, and 25 per cent Eastern European; AncestryDNA said they are about 40 per cent Russia or Eastern European, and 30 per cent Italian; and MyHeritageDNA concluded are about 60 per cent Balkan, and 20 per cent Greek.

Two of the tests reported that the twins had no Middle Eastern ancestry, while the three others did, with FamilyTreeDNA saying 13 per cent of their sample matched with the region.

On top of this, each test couldn’t quite agree on the percentages between the sisters, which is odd because the twins share a single genetic profile. In other words, each of the tests should have come back exactly the same for the pair. From 23andMe, though, Carly’s result stated she is 13 per cent broadly European, while Charlsie was said to be just three per cent.

Each of their percentages were otherwise up to a few points out between them. For instance, 23andMe suggested Carly is 25 per cent Eastern European, while Charlsie is 28 per cent. Boffins at Yale university, having studied the women’s raw DNA data, said all the numbers should have been dead on.

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“Despite having virtually identical DNA, the twins did not receive matching results from any of the companies,” the investigative team noted in their report this week.

“In most cases, the results from the same company traced each sister’s ancestry to the same parts of the world — albeit by varying percentages,” they added. We note that, according to their family, the sisters’ ancestors hailed from Sicily, Poland, and Ukraine.

El Reg asked each of the manufacturers in the report for an explanation, and we have yet to hear back.

Junk science?

That the identical pair would have slightly different genetic profile results is not exactly a shock. These borderline-novelty mail-order genetic tests are not a precise DNA study, certainly not up to the level of analysis you’d expect from a medical or forensic lab.

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The discrepancies may stem from a lack of proper testing. A DNA sample is typically made up of around three billion base pairs, though off-the-shelf gene kit testers usually only look at around 700,000. And each test kit maker probably uses their own proprietary software and datasets to determine someone’s ancestry from their genes.

Back in 2013, sales of genetic tests were temporarily halted by America’s drug watchdog, the FDA, and manufacturers are still limited in what they can report, such as restricting them to suggesting potential hereditary health risks rather than coming to outright conclusions on any medical conditions.

At the same time, commercial DNA tests are being used by law enforcement agencies as a means to help generate leads in criminal investigations, most famously in the 2018 arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer, who was apprehended after a relative’s DNA test was apparently found to match samples found at a crime scene. ®

Updated to add

Ancestry got back to us with a long statement that did not address any specific points raised by the Marketplace twins report. “Genomics is advancing rapidly, and as an industry leader Ancestry remains committed to investing in and creating ‘what’s next’,” was the most coherent sentence a spokesperson could give us.

A spokesperson for 23andMe declined to comment on the record. Separately, we understand the biz uses algorithms to essentially guesstimate the percentages of a person’s ancestry, leading to differing values between, in this case, identical twins. That, to us, sounds like a bug in its software.

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