Tag: Cher

Is this new campaign why Gillette snapped its ties with Hardik Pandya?

first_img Ritayan Basu New DelhiJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 15:51 IST Gillette have started a new campaign “#TheBestMenCanBe”, just days after parting ways with Hardik Pandya (Hardik Pandya Instagram Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya was bashed for his misogynistic comments on Koffee with KaranHardik Pandya lost his endorsement deal with Gillette after controversyPandya on Tuesday also lost his honorary membership with Khar GymkhanaHardik Pandya saw his life change since his appearance on Koffee with Karan. The Indian cricketer drew ire from the entire nation for his misogynistic comments.Since the episode aired on TV, Pandya has appolased twice and seen his image take a nosedive with him losing out on a brand endorsement deal with personal care giants Gillette.Within a week of airing the episode, Pandya fell out with Gillette, who are also one of the sponsers of the India-Australia one-day international series.Gillette on Tuesday came out with “#TheBestMenCanBe” campaign on soocial media as the company will help “inspire, educate and help men of all ages achieve their personal ‘best’ and become role models for the next generation.”Boys will be boys? Isn’t it time we stopped excusing bad behavior? Re-think and take action by joining us at https://t.co/giHuGDEvlT. #TheBestMenCanBe pic.twitter.com/hhBL1XjFVoGillette (@Gillette) January 14, 2019Many have already started to wonder whether the parting with Pandya and the start of their new campaign, is not mere co-incidence.Not jumping to conclusions, as to which inspired the other (the move to cancel deal or idea of the campaign), the whole incident has become somewhat of a PR nightmare for all.On Tuesdayy itself, Khar Gymkhana revoked the honorary three year membership offered to Pandya. “Our 4000 member strong social media handle has received a lot of outcry against Hardik Pandya and his comments. They, particularly the women members wanted the club to take some action and be pro active. So in our managing committee meeting, we decided to revoke the three year membership we had given him last October,” Gaurav Kapadia, Khar Gymkhana Gen Secretary told India Today.advertisementPandya had appeared on the celebrity chat show (Koffee with Karan) along with KL Rahul.”When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya boasted on the show.The 25-year-old also said things like, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move,” when Karan Johar asked him why he doesn’t ask women for their names in nightclubs.Rahul then went on to reveal how they both decide on who gets to date a girl when Karan Johar asked them what happens when both of them like a particular person? “Upto the woman,” Rahul replied.But Pandya interrupted and said, “Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai. Jisko mila woh leke jao. It is on talent.”Also Read | Hardik Pandya loses Khar Gymkhana honorary membershipAlso Read | Hardik Pandya loses Gillette endorsement deal after Koffee with KaranAlso Read | Hardik, Rahul suspended for Koffee with Karan controversy: What lies ahead for the two?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 Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow GilletteFollow The Best Men Can BeFollow CampaignFollow Koffee With KaranFollow Hardik Pandya ban Is this new campaign why Gillette snapped its ties with Hardik Pandya?Hardik Pandya fell out with Gillette, who are also one of the sponsors of the India-Australia one-day international series.advertisementlast_img read more

Read More

Port authority OKs controversial coalshipping facility in Metro Vancouver

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Steven Chua, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 21, 2014 12:27 pm MDT VANCOUVER – Port Metro Vancouver approved Thursday construction of a controversial coal-shipping facility on the Fraser River, over concerns from local medical health officers and area residents about air quality and the environment.Fraser Surrey Docks was granted a permit to build the facility to handle four-million metric tonnes of coal from the U.S. Midwest each year.Peter Xotta, vice-president of planning and operations at the port authority, said the decision was not made lightly.“We have required extensive analysis,” said Xotta.The permit decision brings to an end a process that has dragged on for almost two years.Concerns focus mainly on the effects of coal dust on air quality and the impact on the region. Global climate change also came into play in the drawn-out debate.Fraser Surrey Docks hired SNC Lavalin to review the proposal, and the resulting report concluded there would be no significant adverse effects to the environment or people’s health.But in a letter last November to the company, the chief medical health officers for the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health authorities dismissed the report’s findings.Dr. Paul Van Buynder and Dr. Patricia Daly said it “does not meet even the basic requirements of a health impact assessment.”Xotta said subsequent reviews were done, and a third-party assessment of all those reports has now been carried out by an environmental consultant.Van Buynder said Thursday that he only just received the latest assessment and will have to review the document.He said he was pleased Port Metro Vancouver understood additional information was needed to make an accurate health assessment.But he said he was “disappointed” that the port did not take public health officials up on an offer to be involved.“We were pleased early this year when they identified the fact that the information they received was inadequate to guarantee the protection of human health, but extremely disappointed that since that time they have engaged in a non-transparent process, excluding health experts,” Van Buynder said.Health officers cannot challenge the permit, but Van Buynder said that if activity from Fraser Surrey Docks is found to harm humans, medical officers can order operations shut down.The project will be built in Surrey, but the city is withholding its support until it reviews the latest report.Acting mayor Linda Hepner echoed complaints that the port did not seek input from health authorities for the latest review.“I cannot understand why Port Metro Vancouver, having heard from Fraser Health that this was a concern, why they wouldn’t have engaged at least Fraser Health,” she said.The project will also be watched closely by Metro Vancouver, which regulates air quality in the region. Fraser Surrey Docks will need an air permit from the district.Allan Neilson, the general manager of planning, policy and environment, said the district may ticket, fine or take the company to court if it is not complying with regulations.“We can’t shut down their operations, but we would look to enforce unauthorized discharges of items into the atmosphere,” he said.Members of Metro Vancouver’s board of directors have been critical of the coal terminal, he said, but the ultimate permit decision rests with the director of air quality, who is separate from the council.That means that politics probably won’t affect the chances of the company getting authorization, he said.The B.C. Chamber of Commerce welcomed the facility’s approval, saying the $15-million project will create 25 direct jobs and 25 indirect jobs.Every day, a coal train hauling 125 cars will arrive at the docks from the American Midwest to be transferred onto two barges bound for carriers waiting at Texada Island.From there it will be shipped to Asia. Port authority OKs controversial coal-shipping facility in Metro Vancouver read more

Read More