Hyderabad: All flyovers barring three will be closed, no traffic on Necklace Road for Shivaratri, Shab-e-Meraj

Shilpa Layout flyover | Photo: Twitter/KTRTRS

Shilpa Layout flyover | Photo: Twitter/KTRTRS

Hyderabad: Several major flyovers in Telangana’s capital city will remain closed on Saturday night and Sunday morning in view of Maha Shivaratri and Shab-e-Meraj (Jagne Ki Raat) celebrations. The city traffic police issued an advisory regarding the closure of flyovers and requested the public to avoid those roads and requested citizens to take note of this and use alternative roads for commuting.

The flyovers will be closed for all types of vehicles from 10 pm on Saturday night to Sunday morning. The Necklace Road stretch will also be closed for traffic.

However, there will be no restrictions on Greenlands flyover, PVNR Expressway and Langar Houz flyover.

Major flyovers in the city are the Shilpa Layout flyover, Gachibowli flyover, Biodiversity flyovers 1 and 2, Mindspace flyover, Road No 45 flyover, Durgam Cheruvu Cable bridge, Cyber Tower flyover, Forum –JNTU flyover, Khaithlapur flyover and Babu Jagjivan Ram flyover among others.

According to officials, the restrictions have been enforced to regulate traffic and to ensure road safety. In case of any emergency, city residents can contact the Hyderabad Traffic Police helpline – 9010203626 for travel assistance.

During Maha Shivaratri, Hyderabad usually sees a huge rush of devotees. Since morning on Saturday, Shiva temples across the city have been witnessing a heavy rush to offer various pujas.

The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is running over 2400 special buses from various districts in the State and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh for devotees. Special buses are available for devotees from MGBS, JBS, Dilsukhnagar, IS Sadan, KPHB and BHEL in Hyderabad to Srisailam shrine.

A large number of Muslim devotees celebrate Shab-e-meraj, a night of special prayers, on Saturday. The Muslim devotees will stay awake the whole night amid recitations of the Quran. Special arrangements have been set up

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy Honors Olmsted Now Committee of Neighborhoods

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy honored the Olmsted Now Committee of Neighborhoods with the Olmsted Award of Excellence on February 1 at the Curley House in Jamaica Plain.

Mel Tiang, Elizabeth James Perry, Karen Young, Erdene Clark and Mica Rose (Photo by D. iRvin Photography)

The Olmsted Now Committee of Neighborhoods was formed to rectify a structural inequality in park decision-making in Greater Boston, on the occasion of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Bicentennial in 2022. Comprised of intergenerational leaders working across a wide array of disciplines in the Roxbury, Mattapan, Grove Hall and Dorchester neighborhoods, the Committee re-centers programming decisions in the communities that are impacted the most by them and distributed over $200,000 in grants to fund community-generated bicentennial programs focused on parks equity and spatial justice.

Gerry Wright and Jean McGuire (Photo by D. iRvin Photography)

The Olmsted Now Committee of Neighborhoods consists of Andrew Sharpe, Authentic Caribbean Foundation; Anita Morson-Matra, Baldwin in the Park; Ambar Johnson, Livable Streets Alliance; artist Barrington Edwards; Biplaw Rai, Comfort Kitchen; Jay Lee, Franklin Park Coalition/City of Boston; John Linehan, Franklin Park Zoo/Greater Grove Hall Main Streets; Karenlyn Bunch, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets; artist Karen Young; Nakia Hill, 826 Boston/City of Boston; Paul Willis, 826 Boston; Pat Spence, Urban Farming Institute; Shavel’le Olivier, Mattapan Food & Fitness; and Kay Savage, Mattapan Food & Fitness.

Jen Mergel, Andrew Sharpe, Eli Pabon and Biplaw Rai (Photo by D. iRvin Photography)

“Last year was a moment for all of us to collectively reimagine how parks and public space could meet Olmsted’s legacy ideals NOW: how greenspace could be truly open and accessible to all, where all feel they can fully belong, express and be. Given our mission to steward not just these parks but Olmsted’s ideas of healing and connection, especially coming out of a pandemic,

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Robber ripped necklace from Bedford woman, 96, after she made him a cup of tea

A man who robbed a 96-year-old woman in her own home after she had made him a cup of tea has been jailed for four years.

Sabir Makein, 37, snatched the victim’s gold necklace from her neck after forcing his way into her flat in Bedford.

The court heard that just minutes before the elderly victim had taken pity on Makein after seeing him outside her flat on a cold day last September.

She made him a cup of tea and passed it to him out of the window.

But shortly after finishing the drink, Makein tried to force his way in through the front door.

The elderly victim managed to block his way with her mobility trolley, but Makein was able to rip the necklace from her before running away.

Police said fortunately the woman’s wedding ring, which was hanging from the necklace, fell to the floor and was not taken.

Det Con Andy Boston, who led the investigation, said: “This was a despicable offence in which a woman was targeted because of her vulnerabilities.

“The victim believed that she was doing a good deed by offering Makein a cup of tea on a cold morning, which makes the crime even more reprehensible.

“Makein subjected his victim to a terrifying ordeal within her home, a place where we should all feel safe.”

Detectives from Bedfordshire Police’s specialist burglary team, Operation Maze, were able to trace Makein by piecing together CCTV footage that showed his movements leading up to and following the incident.

He was seen using an ATM machine immediately after the crime and detectives were able to trace the bank card used back to him.

Makein pleaded guilty to robbery at Luton Crown Court in November and was jailed last week.

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Data-tracking necklace aims to help smokers kick their habit

(WGN) – Wearable tech is heating up and now scientists hope to empower smokers with personalized data and a necklace designed to kick a deadly habit.

Inside the habits lab at Northwestern Medicine in Evanston, Illinois, scientists mimic smoking while pondering a burning question:  What causes someone to successfully quit smoking?

The answer, they believe, is data-driven by tracking real-life actions, not self-reported usage.

That’s where the SmokeMon device comes in.

“We can tell how long the person placed the cigarette at the mouth,” said Dr. Nabil Alshurafa, a Northwestern Medicine Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Computer Science. “Things like our body, the cigarette, the lighter — all these things emit heat.”

The SmokeMon is worn around the neck, and sensors inside the device measure the thermal activity to determine the number of puffs, their duration and the time between each drag on the cigarette.

“All these things could potentially allow us to characterize that smoking behavior in a lot more fine detail,” Alshurafa said.

That could mean an even deeper understanding of tobacco exposure and disease. At the same time, the mechanics allow users to navigate their smoking topography — in other words, what causes them to light up, particularly those who relapse

“It could be that cup of coffee that triggered you to relapse. It could be that friend you hang out with,” Alshurafa said. “So we can begin to educate people a little bit more about what are these triggers that get them to slip.”

Researchers recently had their study on the SmokeMon published in an Association for Computing Machinery journal. The next step is to partner with smoking cessation programs and use the thermal data to trigger a timely intervention. 

“Psychologists have

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The story behind the key Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway wears as a necklace

Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway, with the key he wears on a chain around his neck ever visible, was unflinchingly confident.

In the narrow corridor outside the visitors’ locker room at Houston’s Fertitta Center after last week’s 72-64 loss to the top-ranked Cougars, Hardaway shot down any notion that he and the Tigers lacked confidence, even if they were missing Kendric Davis, possibly the best player in the AAC.

“We always believe,” he said. “That’s something you just can’t take from us. We’re gonna believe, in any game that we go in, that we can win. No matter who the team is we’re playing. We don’t really worry about the outside noise.”

The key, nor his staunch resolve, isn’t exactly something new for Hardaway.

Memphis Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway listens during the singing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Temple Owls at FedExForum.

Memphis Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway listens during the singing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Temple Owls at FedExForum.

The Tigers’ coach first wore the gameday fashion accessory throughout his first season as the Tigers’ coach in 2018-19. Then, it stayed in his locker for three years. But not long before this season got underway, Hardaway came across the key and decided it was time to break it back out.

The significance of the matte black key, which hangs from a ball chain?

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It is inscribed with the word “Believe” and is made by a Los Angeles-based company called The Giving Keys. On its website, the company states, “You’re encouraged to embrace your word then pass it on, ‘paying it forward’ to someone you feel needs the message more than you.”

Hardaway isn’t the only Tiger who wears one.

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Mayfair Witches: Madison Wolfe Talks Tessa’s Fate, and Why Rowan Got the Necklace

Mayfair Witches said goodbye to one of its witches on Sunday.

The penultimate episode of the season was a nail-biter as Rowan (Alexandra Daddario) enacted a plan to save Tessa (Madison Wolfe) after being kidnapped by a group who were against witches.

Despite some hope that Tessa would escape her predicament, she died in the closing moments after being shot by Keith (Ian Hoch).

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In an exclusive interview with TV Fanatic, Madison Wolfe revealed she was shocked while reading the episode.

“We were filming episodes five and six, and I didn’t get episode seven until right before we started shooting that episode,” Wolfe tells TV Fanatic.

Pleading for Her Life on Mayfair Witches

“Honestly, my reaction was similar to so many of our audience members because, as you said, I’m reading it, and I’m like, ‘okay, she’s good. She made it.”‘

Despite being sad that Tessa had to die, Madison was excited because she had never died on-screen before.

“I knew I was gonna have fun filming it, so I was okay with it,” she said with a laugh.

Tessa’s final arc was heartbreaking because we witnessed her growing concerns about violence towards witches throughout the second half of the season.

Tessa's Demise

Madison said that Tessa was driven by her passion for helping her family.

“The main thing is helping her family, standing up for the women in her family, especially her fellow witches, and protecting her family’s legacy.”

“I think she feels a real responsibility for that,” Wolfe adds.

Madison added that Tessa being chosen as the interim designee made her feel like keeping everyone safe was down to her, but the star recognizes

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Cate Blanchett Made Her Own Sustainable, Pearl Necklace to the BAFTAs

LONDON — The winning necklace.

Award season’s most coveted Cate Blanchett is on a sustainability mission and she’s taken it to the BAFTAs red carpet with herself.

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The “Tár” actor picked up the Best Actress award at Sunday’s ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London in a custom Maison Margiela black silk and velvet gown by John Galliano with a special necklace that she designed with Francesca Amfitheatrof, artistic director of watches and jewelry at Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton

The four string pearl necklace that sits with a 23,78 cts Nigerian Tourmaline that’s connected to hand-threaded rows of metallic Tahitian pearls.

“Seeking out and using and reusing sustainable materials is very important to me, and Francesca and I both know the beauty that can come from engaging in this space. So in conversation, we decided to create a moment to showcase not only her incredible artistry and ingenuity but the craftsmanship at Louis Vuitton,” Blanchett told WWD about the four string pearl necklace that sits with a 23.78 carat Nigerian tourmaline that’s connected to hand-threaded rows of metallic Tahitian pearls.

“We seized the moment to create something exquisite together. The tourmaline stone was recovered and repurposed from a previous necklace design, as were the pearls. Rewearing, repurposing, and a collective approach toward more sustainable options are integral to the evolution and sustainability of the fashion industry,” added Blanchett.

The necklace was created in Vuitton’s Place Vendome high jewelry atelier, featuring 188 Tahitian pearls in total which were repurposed from existing Louis Vuitton necklaces.

“When Cate Blanchett talked to me about designing a repurposed necklace, this mission, for me, was a study in timelessness. I love pearls and sought to create a piece for her made from repurposing them along with other stones and gold,

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This Smart Necklace Helps Track Your Smoking Habits with Each Puff

This smart necklace will track every puff you smoke

This smart necklace will track every puff you smoke

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Researchers have developed a smart necklace called ‘SmokeMon’ that helps keep a track of your smoking habits with every puff you smoke. The researchers at the Northwestern Medicine have developed a neck-wearable device that resembles a lapis blue pendant necklace that tracks heat when you smoke a cigarette. The necklace can also track how much a smoker inhales, and the time between puffs.
“We can detect when the cigarette is being lit, when the person holds it to their mouth and takes a puff, how much they inhale, how much time between puffs and how long they have the cigarette in their mouth, said senior investigator Nabil Alshurafa, associate professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“For many people who attempt to quit smoking, a slip is one or two cigarettes or even a single puff. But a slip is not the same as a relapse (going back to smoking regularly). A person can learn from slips, by gaining awareness that they did not fail, they just had a temporary setback,” Alshurafa added.

With the SmokeMon smart necklace, users can gain a better understanding of the relationship between tobacco-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, COPD, emphysema and chronic bronchitis by assessing chemical exposure.

The smart necklace has been developed to measure what’s called smoking topography which is essentially an assessment of how much carbon monoxide is a smoker exposed to and provides actionable insights to help those tryin to quit smoking.

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Kiara Advani’s gold-and-silver embellished lehenga, ruby pendant necklace scream Sangeet goals

Kiara Advani dazzled in a gold-and-silver embellished lehenga by designer Manish Malhotra at her sangeet night.

Medha Chawla

New Delhi,UPDATED: Feb 22, 2023 11:57 IST

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani at their Sangeet night

By Medha Chawla: Electrifying is the word for Kiara Advani’s swathed-in-sequin lehenga that she wore on her Sangeet ceremony! The actress, once again, put something fresh on the fashion platter with her sartorial choice for the pre-wedding celebration.

Kiara and Sidharth Malhotra, on Tuesday, shared several stunning photographs from their Sangeet night on Instagram. The couple exuded maximalist glamour as they were dressed in custom-designed heavily-embellished ensembles by designer Manish Malhotra. Kiara beamed a 24-karat gold charm in a dazzling lehenga and Sidharth flaunted a black-and-gold embroidered velvet sherwani.

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While it is pretty common to slip into sequinned lehengas for sangeet nights, Kiara being a fashion-forward bride took the glam game higher with her decision to wear a golden and silver sequinned lehenga. The actress embraced the tricky amalgam of silver and gold with effortless ease. Major kudos to designer Manish Malhotra who envisioned the lehenga and created it with an ombre effect!

The ombre gold-and-silver lehenga featured meticulous handwork that took 4000 hours to craft. “A striking gold to silver transition, 98,000 sparkling Swarovski crystals are paired with our haute couture stole with marabou feather detailing,” the designer revealed in an Instagram post.

She rocked a bold blouse design featuring a plunging neckline which was perfectly accentuated with the dazzling diamond necklace with a colossal ruby pendant from Manish Malhotra’s jewellery line. With her hair let down in soft waves and minimal makeup, Kiara danced the night away at her sangeet night.

Kiara Advani styled her embellished lehenga with a statement neckpiece.

Sidharth complemented her well

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Diamond Platnumz Buys Zuchu Diamond Necklace with Her Face Pendant Amidst Break-Up

  • Diamond Platnumz shared a video shopping in a posh jewellery store abroad, showing off his newly purchased rings and neckpieces
  • Among the gifts, were a diamond musician pendulum necklace which had Zuchu’s face customised on it
  • Diamond and Zuchu recently revealed they had parted ways and were like sister and brother, though fans claim they are still together

Diamond Platnumz has shared a video while shopping in one of the jewellery stores in an undisclosed place in Europe.

Diamond Platnumz and Zuchu.
Diamond Platnumz and Zuchu recently announced they had broken up. Photos: Diamond Platnumz, Zuchu.
Source: Instagram

Diamond Platnumz wooing Zuchu

The Yatapita hitmaker posted the video on his Insta Stories, flaunting several custom made rings and neckpieces.

Diamond showed off a pendulum necklace which has Zuchu’s face customised on it.

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In December 2022, the Tanzanian singer gifted Zuchu a necklace worth KSh 4.9 million.

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The video had ignited mixed reactions, with many claiming the singers were clout chasing when they recently revealed they had parted ways.

A few days ago, Diamond confirmed he had broken up with Zuchu. He noted that, for now, they are like brother and sister, unlike before.

“Kwa pamoja na Zuhura tunaomba tuwataarifu ya kwamba kwa sasa sisi ni dada na kaka na si wapenzi kama ilivyokua ikidhaniwa ama wengine kujua (Together with Zuchu, we want to inform you that for now we are like brother and sister unlike before)…mnaruhusiwa wachumba na wake ama waume kwa tutawaridhia…lakini muwe na vibarua vinavyoeleweka sio mje kutuchuna maana atuhongi hovyo,” he said.

The relationship seemed to be sailing smoothly as on Valentine’s Day; she had

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