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Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: Here’s All You Need To Know!

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Source: Valley Morning Star

Update: 3rd April 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given out a warning that he would order the country’s police and military to shoot anyone who would violate the laws during a month-long lockdown of the island of Luzon, to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Here’s what he said addressing to the nation late at night, on Wednesday.

Let this be a warning to all. Follow the government at this time because it is critical that we have order,”



The coronavirus pandemic has affected the world in the worst possible manner. As it is spreading rapidly throughout the globe, the economy, the events industry, airlines and tourism have taken a huge hit!

With thousands of people affected and killed by this horrifying disease, this doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. However, countries worldwide are taking strict actions against this deadly.

Meanwhile, here’s all you need to know about what’s going around in the world in regards to coronavirus aka COVID-19.

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Aamir Ibrahim | CEO Jazz | Brandsynario CEO Stories

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Whilst we are successful, we are only as good as our next game- so we can not never be complacent. Aamir Ibrahim, CEO Jazz talks to us about the office culture, success stories, diversity and practices at Jazz while on an office tour at the Headquarters in Islamabad. #jazz #ceo #ceostories


PSL Draft 2018: Players List Revealed!

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PSL Draft 2018

The PSL Draft 2018 (PSL 4 Players Draft) will be held today on November 20, in Islamabad.

A massive number of 663 foreign and local players are a part of the Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging rosters for teams to pick their players.

PSL Draft 2018 Live Updates

Draft Order

PSL Draft 2018

Categories & Their Value

Platinum (US $570,000): Teams can have a maximum of 3 players with no more than 2 local or foreigners. The base price $160,000 and the maximum for one player is $250,000.

Diamond (US $270,000): Teams can have a maximum of 3 players and the base price starts from $80,000, only 1 player can get $100,000.

Gold (US $180,000): With base price $50,000, the maximum a team can pay a player is $70,000 with 3 players.

Silver (US $140,000): The base price is $24,000. The teams can have a maximum of 5 players with a maximum of $40,000 for 1 player.

Emerging (US $25,000): Two players can be in a side with prices of $12,000 and $13,000 respectively.

Supplement (US $175,000): This category doesn’t have a maximum and minimum payroll. It’s an additional round, allowing teams to pick extra players as a backup. They can pick a maximum of four players from the purse of $175,000.

Live Streaming



Update: All six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have finalized the retentions for the upcoming edition of the league which is to take place in February 2019.

The PSL Team Retention list for Season Four was revealed on PSL’s official Twitter account.

Islamabad United

The defending champions have the following players retained:

Platinum

  • Luke Ronchi
  • Shadab Khan
  • Faheem Ashraf

Diamond

  • Asif Ali
  • Mohammad Sami

Gold

  • Rumman Raees

Silver

  • Hussain Talat (Ambassador)
  • Waqas Maqsood
  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Zafar Gohar

Karachi Kings

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Colin Munro
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Babar Azam

Diamond

  • Colin Ingram (Ambassador)
  • Imad Wasim
  • Usman Shainwari

Gold

  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Ravi Bopara

Lahore Qalandars

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Fakhar Zaman

Diamond

  • Yasir Shah

Gold

  • Anton Devcich
  • Rahat Ali

Silver

  • Agha Salman
  • Sohail Akhtar
  • Hassan Khan
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (Ambassador)

Peshawar Zalmi

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Wahab Riaz
  • Hasan Ali

Diamond

  • Daren Sammy
  • Kamran Akmal (Ambassador)

Gold

  • Liam Dawson

Silver

  • Umaid Asif
  • Khalid Usman

Emerging

  • Sameen Gul

Quetta Gladiators

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed
  • Sunil Narine

Diamond

  • Shane Watson (Mentor)
  • Sohail Tanvir
  • Mohammad Nawaz

Gold

  • Rilee Rossouw (Ambassador)
  • Umar Akmal

Silver

  • Anwar Ali
  • Saud Shakil

The Sixth Team

Since Multan Sultans is no longer participating in PSL 4, a new team will replace them.

The following players retained:

Platinum

  • Shoaib Malik

Diamond

  • Junaid Khan
  • Mohammad Irfan (Ambassador)

Gold

  • Shan Masood

Silver

  • Mohammad Abbas
  • M. Irfan Khan
  • Umar Siddiq

Emerging

  • Mohammad Junaid

Major Developments

The following are the major developments which have been made for PSL 4 2019:

  • Shahid Afridi has bid farewell to Karachi Kings
  • Misbah-ul-Haq has bid farewell to Islamabad United
  • Mohammad Hafeez has joined the Peshawar Zalmi Family
  • Wasim Akram has joined Karachi Kings as the president

Multan Sultans Contract Terminated

Pakistan Cricket Board has terminated the contract with Schon Properties for Multan Sultans as the franchise failed to meet its financial obligations.

Following the termination of the contract, all rights in respect of the team have now been reverted back to the PCB.

The Board shall take complete responsibility of all player and coach contracts. The team selection for the sixth team at the player draft scheduled to be held on 20th November 2018 will be done by PCB itself. The rights holder would have the option of choosing the sixth franchise city and name. -PCB Spokesman



Update: In the latest Pakistan Super League Season 4 new updates, we have found out that this time around 682 cricketers will be available in PSL draft.

These players are from all around the world, except India. AB De Villiers will be available for 2 weeks when Steve Smith only matches in the UAE, sources added.

PSL 4

Breaking down the 682 cricketers, 371 are foreign while 311 are local players. They come from some of the top performing cricket countries including South Africa, Australia, West Indies, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, England, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Ireland.

PSL 4 2019 Draft Details

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Trading window begins on September 29, 2018
  • PSL Draft to be held on November 20, 2018
  • Up to 10 players can be retained before Draft
  • PSL squads of 16 players each
  • Three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver & two Emerging players.
  • Draft picks will be based on last season’s rankings

PSL Draft Players List

New players expected to play in PSL 4

  • AB de Villiers (South Africa)
  • Steven Smith (Australia)

PSL’s Most Valuable Franchise Revealed!

PSL 4 Draft Player Categories

Platinum Category Pakistan Players: Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Aamir, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed

Platinum Category Overseas Players: AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan

Diamond Category Players: Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari and Asif Ali

Gold Category Players: Umar Akmal, Ahmad Shahzad

Silver Category Players: TBA

Emerging Players: TBA

Pakistan Super League Draft Results

Watch this space for live PSL Draft results updates.

You can find all the latest PSL Squads from the 2018 edition here.

PSL Squads Before the Draft

Quetta Gladiators: Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal

Lahore Qalandars: Hasan Khan, Rahat Ali

Multan Sultans: To be decided.

Islamabad United: To be decided.

Karachi Kings: To be decided.

Peshawar Zalmi: To be decided.

Rounds in the PSL Draft

First round: Platinum Players
Second Round: Diamond Players
Third Round: Gold Players.
Fourth & Fifth Rounds: Silver Players
Sixth & Seven Rounds: Emerging Players
Next Four Rounds: Supplementary Players

Order of 2019 PSL Draft

Yet to be decided.

Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.



HBL PSL 4 Draft 2019 is just around the corner, the 4th edition of the league will start in a couple of months, the squads are yet to be named.

More information about players and their respective categories will surface as we get closer to the tournament dates.

Here’s everything we have gathered about PSL 2019 so far.

PSL 4 Draft and Tournament Dates

PSL 4 will start on 14th February – 17th March 2019, as per Pakistan Cricket Board, a total of 8 matches will be played in Pakistan. Like the last season, the final match will be held in the ‘City of Lights’ Karachi.

However, the number of matches and venue for the final match can be changed due to security measures the board and authorities involved might take for the safety of all players.

PSL 2019: 8 Matches to be Played in Karachi & Lahore!

PSL 2019 Franchises

The following are the PSL 4 franchises:

  • Islamabad United – Defending champions
  • Peshawar Zalmi
  • Karachi Kings
  • Quetta Gladiators
  • Multan Sultans
  • Lahore Qalandars

PSL 4 Draft 

The 2019 PSL 4 Player’s draft has been scheduled to take place in November with an expectedly higher turnout of foreign players this time around. Cricket giants including AB de Villers and Steve Smith are going to be a part of the tournament.

Draft Details:

  • Trading window begins on September 29, 2018
  • Up to 10 players can be retained before Draft
  • PSL squads of 16 players each
  • Three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver & two Emerging players.
  • PSL 4 Draft picks will be based on last season’s rankings

Player’s Draft Categories

The following is the division of the players and their respective categories:

Platinum Category Pakistan Players: Misbahul Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Aamir, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed.

Platinum Category Overseas Players: AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, and Shane Watson.

Diamond Category Players: Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz and Asif Ali.

Gold Category Players: Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Rizwan, Khurram Manzoor, Mukhtar Ahmed, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilal Asif, Sohail Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Aamir Yamin, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Umar Gul, Shoaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Mohammad Asghar, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Rahat Ali, Anwar Ali, Umar Amin.

Silver Category Players: Amad Butt, Ifthikar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Hasan, Waqas Maqsood, Usama Mir, Mohammad Irfan Jr., Saifullah Bangash, Tabish Khan, Danish Aziz, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Gulraiz Sadaf, Agha Salman, Salman Irshad, Imran Khan Jr., Mohammad Abbas, Kashif Bhatti, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Umer Siddiq, Hammad Azam, Umaid Asif, Taimoor Sultan, Saad Nasim, Kushdil Shah, Khalid Usman, Rameez Raja Jr., Saad Ali, Mir Hamza, Hassan Khan, Saud Shakeel, and Faraz Ahmad Khan.

Emerging Players: Mohammad Husnain, Rohail Nazir, Hasan Mohsin, Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro, Ghulam Mudassar, Abdullah Shafique, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh, Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Junaid, and Mohammad Azam Khan.

As per the latest news, Pakistani player Ahmed Shehzad has been placed in the Gold Category. Previously, Shehzad was found positive for doping and was suspended from the game. Umar Akal was also in trouble for misconduct and was removed from Platinum, and has reportedly been placed in Gold.

 “Shehzad’s name has now been added to the PSL pool of players. He is placed in the Gold category. Ahmed played for Multan Sultans last year and is currently placed on their roster. Multan can retain, trade or release him back into the Draft pool,” said the board’s release on Thursday.

PSL 4: Three Pakistani Cities to Host the Matches!

Player Salaries

  • Platinum category: $140,000-230,000
  • Diamond category: $75,000-80,000
  • Gold category: $50,000-60,000
  • Silver category: $22,000-33,000
  • Emerging category: $10,000-12,000

Overseas players who feature in matches in Pakistan will be paid $10,000 per game they appear.

Note: This is a developing post, it will be updated as more information is shared.

Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.


15 Things that Highly Impact the Online Resale Value of your Car!

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The internet has revolutionized the way people buy and sell cars.

You can now use video broadcasting sites such as YouTube, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and more importantly, online car classified sites to make an effective online sales pitch.

But just like any other market, is it simply enough to say “I am selling my car”? No. There is definitely a need for more.

So how can one sell his/her car while sitting in the comfort of his/her home with much ease that too at a good price?

Read on to find out a few tips that will get you the best price for your car online.

1 – Know Your Target Market (Optimize)

You need to know the nuts and bolts of the car market to make a quick sale. With the right amount of knowledge, you can sell your car at a much better price.

2- Set an Appropriate Price

Price matters a lot while selling a car, especially when you are selling it in a price-sensitive market like Pakistan. So go through the prices for the same type of car you are selling (you can do this online). Then price it accordingly. Don’t underestimate and don’t overestimate.

3. Add-Ons Add Value

To increase the worth of your car a bit more, don’t keep it purely stock but add a bit of add-on that does not spoil the car’s original look but only buffers it up.

 

4. Presentation Matters 

Presentation ALWAYS matters, no matter how good your car is, if not properly buffed up it might not give you for what it’s worth.

5. Wash and Disinfect

 

Everybody needs grooming and so do our cars. The unsaid rule of keeping one is to keep it well washed and polished at ALL times.

How to Disinfect your Car & Personal Space from COVID-19!

6. Click Hi-Res Pictures

Now you are all ready to click some high-resolution pictures of your car. Why High Resolution Only? Because simply put, your buyers would want to see your product in detail.

7. Get the Paperwork in Order

 

One of the most common flaws in online selling of cars is when the paperwork of the car is not complete. Even with a single paper missing, the buyers slash down your car’s price tremendously. So instead of blaming them, get your papers together. 

8. Tell the Buyers Everything (No Lies!)

When completing the description for your car, write as much detail as possible and use descriptive keywords to ensure clarity and accurate information for the buyer.

9. Give Detailed Specs

 

Tell them exactly what your car holds, the more detailed it is the better idea you give out to the buyer.

10. Use Keywords

Use keywords that match the exact make, model, and specifications of your car, for example, Honda Civic VTi 1.8 i-VTEC Prosmatec, 2010.

11. Offer Test Drives

 

Lure in the best buyers in town by offering a test drive option on the ad you place, the performance of the car itself can just be the thing to crack the deal.

12. Stay Responsive (No Excuses)

The quicker you are to respond to an interested buyer, the better your chances will be of making a sale.

14. Give Your Legit Contact Details

Double-check the contact details, before allowing your ad to go on air. You might waste all your hard work, just because of a simple mistake in contact details.

15. Use Car Classified Sites that Send Alerts

Sign up to different car classified websites like PakWheels, Carmudi, etc. to engage a larger and more diversified buyers list, from various different platforms.

Selling online requires much less effort compared to selling your car offline. It doesn’t require you to be a mechanic or majors in automotive; it simply requires a bit of your effort and that’s it.

Have anything to add in the story? Tell us in the comments below.


Employment & Investment Confidence Plummets As Pakistan Economy Fights COVID-19

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Accountancy experts say economic confidence in Q1 has capitulated as the Pakistani economy struggles to get to grips with the fallout from the Coronavirus.

A national survey of senior accountancy practitioners, who reflect the outlook of a large number of businesses they advise, found that confidence has fallen by more than 5% to -28, a record low for Q1 registered in the 11-year history of the research.

The report Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS), jointly published by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) reveals:

  • Global confidence fell to its lowest level on record with big falls in all regions
  • The global orders index, which tends to be less volatile than confidence, also fell sharply
  • Pakistan employment and investment tumble to record lows
  • Pakistan set to suffer a sharp economic contraction in coming months

Michael Taylor, the chief economist at ACCA, revealed there was a relatively little divergence in confidence between regions owing to the global nature of the coronavirus economic shock.

He said: ‘Pakistan economic sentiment is in line with the rest of the world. Confidence fell everywhere and, in most cases, sharply and to the lowest since the survey began in 2009.

‘South Asia, Pakistan in particular, did not show a collapse in confidence in early March. Pakistan was suffering from weak growth prior to the pandemic and will quickly fall into economic contraction.

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‘While this survey looks at the economic impact, it is important to remember there is a human cost both now and in the long-term on wellbeing, skills and the risk of redundancy.’

Looking ahead, Michael Taylor concludes: ‘The economic damage in the coming months will be huge. But if appropriate policy action is taken, then conditions for recovery will be in place when the COVID-19 health crisis is substantially over.’

GECS Q1 2020 can be found online at: https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/professional-insights/global-economics/GECS_Q1_2020.html


How to Receive Ehsaas Emergency Cash

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Ehsaas Emergency Cash
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Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan launched an SMS service on Wednesday. The service will connect the eligible families to the database for ‘Ehsaas Emergency Cash’.

To receive any funds, the family must be eligible for the relief fund. To get yourself enrolled, just send a message to 8171 with your National Identity Card (CNIC) number.

You can also check eligibility on the portal here.

Your details will be filtered in the government’s socio-economic database. Once the process finishes, you will receive a text within 24 hours confirming your eligibility for the funds.

Dr. Sania Nishtar explained, “With the help of NADRA, we have developed two layers of people in our National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) database. In the first layer, the overall filtering based on various parameters, such as, based on their occupation, belongings, and bank balance, will identify the affluence of people.”

Ehsaas Emergency Cash
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People Who Are Not Eligible

1- Government employees do not qualify for the fund. Be it, current employee, or retired.

2- Anybody who owns property does not qualify for the fund.

3- Registered with other government relief funds or funding schemes.

4- Anybody with utility bills that sum up to more than rs. 10,000.

Registered individuals who pass the criteria will be identified as ‘poor’ in the government’s system and will be eligible to receive the fund from Ehsaas Emergency Cash

For more news and updates, stay tuned to Brandsynario.


7 ‘Quarantine’ Trends & Challenges That Are Taking Over The Internet

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In the midst of global efforts to stay home and socially distance during the coronavirus pandemic, a number of challenges have gone viral and we’re loving all of them! You might know or have tried a few of these but it’s amazing to see all the creativity come out! And moreover, it’s amazing to see how people are enjoying staying at home.

So, we thought of rounding up all the craziness for you so you could try these too! The following trends and challenges are going viral on social media and they look extremely fun!

Although there are many challenges that are going viral, here are our most favorite ones!

1. Foot Shake Challenge or the Oh  Na Na Na Challenge

2. The Push-Up Challenge

3. The Split Screen Magic!

4. Swapping Clothes

5. Shaving Beard Trend

6. Savage Challenge

7. Couple’s Challenge

Share this article with your loved ones so they could kill their boredom while having some fun!

For the latest news and updates, stay tuned to Brandsynario!


Money Heist Mistakes You Probably Didn’t Notice!

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When the first season of La Casa de Papel premiered in Spain, it showed promise. Its first episode drew in 4.5 million viewers on the Spanish channel Antena 3. However, as the series progressed, its viewership plummeted.

The creators and cast had already accepted the series was a flop when Netflix came along and acquired it. Netflix added La Casa de Papel, retitled as Money Heist in the United States, to its library with a little advertisement. Regardless, subscribers found it and fell in love and this unpredictable heist drama proved to be one of Netflix’s smartest gambles.

But we noticed a few mistakes in this series!

  1. In one of the first episodes, Tokio is supposedly 12 years older than Río. Later on, Berlín and others remind Río that his girlfriend is 15 years older than him.

2.  In season 3, Arturito is talking to his fans about his poor son. If they are in hiding, then Arturito wouldn’t know the gender of the child.

3. Raquel’s mom forgets the next moment that he smashed the coffee glass. But she remembers that the professor told they made love.

4.  How did clowns in season 2 even enter the hospital? Why did no one stop them at the entrance with such high security?

5. In season 2, just by looking at a thread of fabric on the Professor’s coat, Raquel confirms that he is the Professor (in a fraction of secs).

6. Angel, the senior police officer gets drunk but could have easily gotten the professor arrested with all the evidence he had. A little common sense would’ve played an important part in this!

Although there were many more but these were the ones that were pretty obvious!

However, we know how much most of you are in love with this crime/drama so we decided to show a little behind the scenes and bloopers of the celebs of Money Heist! Who knew the professor would look so dreamy when laughing like a fool?

Check out the bloopers while they were shooting this!

Let’s see what the fifth season of Money Heist has in stores for us. After the tragic death of Nairobi (Alba Flores) below are the actors who are most likely to return in season five include:

  • Úrsula Corberó as Tokio
  • Álvaro Morte as El Profesor
  • Itziar Ituño as Lisbon
  • Miguel Herrán as Río
  • Jaime Lorente as Denver
  • Esther Acebo as Stockholm
  • Darko Peric as Helsinki
  • Enrique Arce as Arturo Román

Stay tuned to the latest news and updates on Bransynario!


Top 10 Richest Actors In The World 2020

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Like any other profession, acting has earned many film stars a fortune in life. It is not a secret that film celebrities are some of the wealthiest people in the world, but have you ever wondered how much your favorite actor is worth? Who are the richest actors in the world in 2020?

We compiled a list of the highest-earning actors in the world and penned them down below.

Here Are Top 10 Richest Actors In The World 2020

10. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (Net Worth: $400 Million)

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The Olsen twins not only have a high earning but the fraternal twins own a retail empire, Dualstar Entertainment Group, established in 1993. The company produces movies, TV shows, magazines, video games, and other media. It sells $1 billion worth of merchandise worldwide a year.

9. Arnold Schwarzenegger  (Net Worth: $400 Million)

The Terminator actor is the world’s richest bodybuilder and is a global icon when it comes to acting. He also served as the 38th Governor of Califonia from 2003-2011.

8. Sylvester Stallone (Net Worth: $400 Million)

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This 73-year-old has bagged several awards and is a film director, screenwriter, and producer with exceptional acting skills. He has appeared in more than 40 films, including Rocky, Rambo, and The Expendables.

7. Jack Nicholson (Net Worth: $400 Million) 

The Shining star has won over 80 accolades and received more than 100 nominations in various awards, including the Oscars, BAFTA awards, and Golden Globes.

6. Amitabh Bachchan (Net worth: $400 Million)

The Sholay star Amitabh Bachchan is also a former politician, producer, and broadcaster. He is also the winner of three National Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards.

5. Adam Sandler ( Net worth: $420 million)

Fifth on the list is American comedian and film producer, Adam Sandler. The 53-year-old who has been ruling on our hearts days of 50 first dates has starred in over 30 movies that have grossed over $2.4 billion at the worldwide box office. His highest-grossing film of all time is Hotel Transylvania (2012) that brought in $358.38 million.

4. Mel Gibson (Net worth: $425 million)

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Mel Gibson is an Australian-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is popular for his role in The Passion of the Christ (2004), We Were Soldiers (2002), and Braveheart (1995).

3. George Clooney (Net Worth: $500 Million)

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George Clooney is an American director, producer, businessman, and social activist from Kentucky. He received wide fame after starring in ER, From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), and Three Kings (1999), among many more.

2. Tom Cruise (Net Worth: $570 Million)

Besides being a superstar Cruise is a director, producer, and screenwriter. Cruise has starred in the Mission Impossible franchise, Magnolia (1999), Minority Report (2002), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014), among many other high-grossing movies.

1. Shahrukh Khan (Net Worth: $600 Million)

Widely known as the ‘King of Bollywood’ and ‘King Khan,’ Shah Rukh Khan is the actor with highest net worth in 2020. In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Shri. He also received the French Order of Arts and Literature in 2007 and the Order of the Legion of Honor in 2014.


Hira & Mani Share Why Showing Your Ration Distribution Is Important

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People from all walks of life have been taking responsibility and doing their part during the pandemic. Popular actors, Hira Mani and Mani have also been actively taking part in collecting ration. The couple has been distributing the necessary grocery item to the needy.

However, the couple has always been criticized for their choice of actions in the public eye many time. The criticism rolled out further while both the actors were kind enough to participate in public service in the time of need.

On a video uploaded on Instagram recently, Hira follows Mani around her house while they were assembling and packing the ration bags.

Mani emphasized that the reason why they have been updating their social media while carrying out kind gestures is that they are stars and their lives are very much public.

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Hira captioned the video with an Ayah from the Quran, Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord … Quran, 2:274

 

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It is essential these stars use their platform to spread awareness. Just like they upload pictures of traveling in business class or a child’s birthday and other activities.

It’s so heartwarming to see everyone doing their part during this global crisis. The only way we can contain the spread of coronavirus as a nation is if we take individual responsibility.

For more news and updates, stay tuned to Brandsynario.


KASHF- The Upcoming Drama Serial Has A Twisting Storyline

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Produced under the banner of Momina Duraid Productions, HUM TV’s latest drama serial Kashf is penned by Imran Nazeer and directed by the talented Danish Nawaz. The serial has a stellar cast comprising the industry’s finest artists such as Hira Mani, Junaid Khan, Waseem Abbas, Munza Arif, Hajra Khan, Samina Ahmed, Saleem Mairaj, Saji Uddin, Lubna Aslam, Amir Qureshi, Abeena and others.

Here’s the promo!

What’s new about Kashf’s storyline? Is it the same old?

Not at all. The upcoming drama serial Kashf addresses a rare sleep disorder called nightmare disorder or dream anxiety disorder. But in a very unique way. Moreover, the lead characters will be shown with disorders.

The drama shows a girl, Kashf who is afraid to fall asleep because of her constant nightmares, that end up turning into reality. The role of Kashf Binte Imtiaz Ahmed is played by Hira in the drama.

The plot of the drama mainly revolves around Kashf who is the eldest daughter of Imtiaz, an arrogant person who dreams of becoming rich without making any efforts. Whereas, Kashf, unlike her sisters and father has a realist mindset.

However, what proves to be troublesome for Kashf are her nightmares and her lucid visions that they’re more than just dreams. To find out more, you’ll need to watch the first episode!

When is it releasing?

The drama is releasing today, 7th April 2020 at 8:00 on HUM TV.

What do you think of this? Let us know in the comments below!


Countries with ‘Burqa Ban’ Are Now Making Face Masks Compulsory!

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Several countries in the past have announced a full ban on niqabs and burqas also known as the ‘burqa ban’.

This ban forbids Muslim women to cover themselves from head to toe and hide their faces when in public.

Over time, many countries have implemented the burqa ban. One of the reasons at the time to call for the ban was the fear of Islamophobia, whereas security and safety have also been a concern in the past.

If not followed, it can lead to a fine or even penalty.

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Countries that have implemented the ‘burqa ban’ include:

  • Tunisia
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Tajikistan
  • Latvia
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Gabon
  • Netherlands
  • Morocco
  • China

Now, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic slowly gripping the world, as a healthcare precaution, many countries have made it mandatory to wear facemasks when residents leave their homes.

The facemasks prevent the COVID-19 positive patient who may not be aware of it from spreading the infection, and healthy individuals from catching it via skin-to-face contact. Compulsory facemask laws are now being widely adopted in Europe.

Austria, one of the countries that banned the burqa has now made is absolutely compulsory to wear face masks in shops.

Moreover, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, have gone even further, making the wearing of face masks compulsory once you leave home.

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In Germany, Jena (eastern city) has announced citizens to cover their faces when shopping or on public transport.

Even America’s CDC health agency has recommended individuals to wear masks or home-made face cloth when going to public places including the pharmacies or even shops.

Austrian Counselor, Sebastian Kurz admitted how the coronavirus has led to an uncalled-for cultural shift as a country that had banned burqas in 2017 is now encouraging its residents to cover their faces.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz dons a mask in parliament last Friday
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I am fully aware that masks are something alien to our culture. It’ll be a major change, but it is necessary that we take this step to further reduce the further spread.

Wearing a facemask has not been an easy-going experience for everyone.

I’m not used to it. It’s hard breathing with masks, and it’s hot under there. -Astrid from Salzburg

There is now a possibility that the countries mentioned above that had placed the ban may remove it, understanding the importance of covering oneself, but, time will tell if that will happen or not.

What do you think about the future of burqas? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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#WorldHealthDay – Honoring Our COVID-19 Frontliners

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This year, World Health Day coincides with the worst health crisis the world has faced, the COVID-19. Organizations, celebrities and individuals pay tribute to this world health day to all the frontliners out there who are putting their lives on the line for us.

In a country like Pakistan, doctors are working tirelessly in bare minimum conditions. They certainly deserve much more than what is provided to them. In certain areas, doctors have been working without the extremely essential protective suits and masks, resulting in 3 doctors losing their lives in the line of duty.

How the nation is coming together to support them

Individuals and various textile brands are coming together to make the armour a.k.a protective suits needed by our medical community during this crucial time.

Recently, people paid tribute to our frontline workers by singing, “Hamay tumsay pyaar hai!” on rooftops and balconies. Ayesha Omar and Wasim Akram were amongst the many who celebrated Pakistan’s medical community and thanked them for their hard work.

Twitter is full of heartfelt tributes and messages today on World Health Day, celebrating the doctors, nurses and other medical staff who are working day and night to keep us safe from the Coronavirus!

WHO sends out a special message to the people laying their lives on the line during COVID-19!

The United Nations Women Wing pays tribute to the medical community!


Disneyland Shanghai lights up in honour of front liners across the globe!

 

Even brands have started to honor them by offering them free goodies!

McDonald’s Pakistan is offering free breakfast to the medical community!

Pizza Hut Pakistan thanks the nation’s heroes for all their hard work!

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Yasir Hussain and Iqra Aziz Make Protective Suit for Doctors in Pakistan!

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The coronavirus pandemic has left the world in a cloud of gloom. The people working day and night to save lives against the virus are the front liners that include doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical staff.

Due to the surge in demand for protective gear by the general public, there has been a decrease in the availability of masks, gloves and suits for the medical community who are extremely vulnerable without protection.

Celebrity couple, Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain have taken up a great initiative and have stitched the protective suit for the doctors at their home in order to support Pakistani designer, Asim Jofa who is already making these suits for the medical community on a larger scale.

Yasir Hussain shared a video message on his Instagram account and urged everyone to take part in this amazing opportunity to help the doctors, nurses and staff in this crucial time. Yasir mentions,

“If every household even manages to stitch one suit we will be able to help the medical staff immensely with the protection they truly need against this deadly virus!”

 

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Fan favorites, Iqra and Yasir are spending their time in lockdown for this noble initiative and have asked every person out there with a sewing machine to do the same thing they have!

One protective suit would mean saving the life of one doctor/nurse/paramedic who in turn would save many more patients through all the hard work they put in day and night.

Local Pakistani clothing brands like Lulusar, outfitters and designer Asim Jofa have announced to work towards mass-producing these protective suits in their factories for the medical staff.


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All The Celebrities Who Were Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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Update: April 7th, 2020

United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus on 27th March, 2020. However, he was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit last night as his symptoms for COVID-19 had worsened.

Announcing his health condition when he had been tested positive, here’s what he said:

Informing the Queen about his health condition via a No 10 statement, it read,

“The prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.”

It further read,

“Over the course of [Monday] afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital.”

It continued: “The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.”

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Update: March 20th 2020:

Another day down and the cases of coronavirus are just increasing rapidly! Just recently, “Game of Thrones” actor Indira Varma has also been tested positive for coronavirus.

Here’s what Indira had announced on her official Instagram account

Earlier, he co-star, Kristofer Hivju was also diagnosed with coronavirus and two days later, Indira was tested positive.

Moreover, Itziar Ituño, one of the core cast members of Netflix’s Money Heist, announced that she was tested positive for coronavirus.

Here’s what she Itziar had shared

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Aupa danoi!! Ofiziala da, bariku arratsaldetik sintomekaz nabil (sukarra ta eztul lehorra) eta gaur iritsi jaku azterneta epidemiologikoaren konfirmaziñoa. Koronabirusa da. Nire kasuan arina da ta ondo nago baina oso oso kutsakorra eta super arriskutsua ahulago dagoen jendearentzako. Hau ez da tontakeria, izan konsziente, ez hartu arinkeriaz, hildakoak dauz eta bizi asko jokoan eta ondiño ez dakigu noraiño helduko dan kontua, beraz, arduratsuak izateko txertoa ipinteko garaia da danon hobebeharrez. Elkartasun garaia da! Etxean geratzekoa eta babestu besteak! Orain 15 egun berrogeialdi eta aurrerago ikusiko da✊❤.Zaindu zaitezte!!😙😙😙😙/ Hola a [email protected]!! Ez oficial, desde el viernes por la tarde tengo los síntomas (fiebre y tos seca) y hoy nos ha llegado la confirmación del test epidemiológico. És coronavirus. Mi caso es leve y estoy bien pero es muy muy contagioso y superpeligroso para la gente que está más debil. Ésto no es tontería, ser conscientes, no lo tomeis a la ligera, hay muertos, muchas vidas en juego y aún no sabemos hasta donde va a llegar ésto por lo que ha llegado la hora de ponerse la vacuna de la responsabilidad por el bien común. Es tiempo de solidad y generosidad! De quedarse en casa y proteger a los demás. Ahora me tocan 15 dias en cuarentena y después ya se verá✊❤! Cuidaros mucho😙😙😙😙/ Olá galera! Ez oficial, desde sexta-feira à tarde tenho sintomas (febre e tosse seca) e hoje recebemos confirmação do teste epidemiológico. É um coronavírus. Meu caso é leve e estou bem, mas é muito muito contagioso e super perigoso para pessoas que são mais fracas. Isso não é bobagem, esteja ciente, não leve a sério, há mortos, muitas vidas em jogo e ainda não sabemos até que ponto isso vai dar, então chegou a hora de ser vacinado pela responsabilidade pelo bem comum . É um tempo de solidão e generosidade! Ficar em casa e proteger os outros. Agora tenho 15 dias em quarentena e depois será visto✊❤! Cuide-se😙😙😙😙 #etxeangeratu #yomequedoencasa #quedatencasa

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Fame can afford a person a lot of privileges, but immunity to the coronavirus COVID-19 is not one of them. As some celebrities misguidedly don hazmat suits and face masks to safeguard themselves, others have commenced wisely self-isolating as a preventative measure.

Several are using their platforms to urge everyone to stay informed and take this pandemic seriously. But since no one is immune, several celebrities, athletes, politicians, and other public figures have been diagnosed. As the pandemic continues, we will keep this list updated.

Here’s the list of popular people who have been diagnosed with the novel virus:

1. Kristofer Hivju

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Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health – I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country's Center for Disease Control's website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. @grymolvaerhivju #fightcorona #solidarity #takecare #folkehelseinstituttet Thanks to @panoramaagency

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The “Game of Thrones” actor declared openly on Monday, March 16 that he had been diagnosed but that he has “mild symptoms of a cold.”

2. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Oscar-winner Tom Hanks announced on March 11 that he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

3. Idris Elba

The actor posted a video on his Twitter feed declaring openly to his fans that he tested positive for COVID-19.

4. Olga Kurylenko 

Kurylenko, an actress best known for her role in the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace,” announced on March 15 that she had tested positive.

5. Francisco Garcia

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A 21-year-old Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia died from coronavirus. He was already suffering from a form of leukemia.

More than 173,000 cases recorded globally are government officials, celebrities and sports personalities as authorities around the world grapple to contain the spread of coronavirus.

High-rise events like the annual Met Gala – often referred to as fashion’s biggest night out have also been postponed due to the virus.

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TECNO Camon 15 Made History With A New Guinness World Record

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TECNO, a top-tier smartphone brand has successfully added another feather in its cap while making history with a New Guinness World Record. In a recent mobile launch event in Nigeria, themed ‘Magic of the Unseen’ TECNO caught everyone by surprise, with the largest flipbook (2.2 ✕ 2.2 wide printed picture) captured by the lens of TECNO Camon 15.

The largest flipbook displayed at the launch event is a compilation of the largest set of super clear images ever assembled, at almost 5 square meters. This flipbook is one of a kind, with 64 pages in total, and every single page size is 4.676 square meters (2.17*2.15meter), this makes a giant picture of 299.26 square meters in total. Isn’t it amazing?

TECNO’s flagship phone, Camon 15 with TAIVOS technology is pushing the boundaries of mobile photography. Its ultra-clear 48 MP Quad camera produces a brilliant high definition picture, even on zooming it to 8 x, every detail is perfectly captured and vividly displayed.

On this milestone achievement, General Manager of the brand, Mr. Creek Ma expressed his feelings, “This is just a beginning of setting a new record. TECNO with the history of delivering unprecedented technology to its global users is striving hard to consolidate its position. TECNO has a promising future with a pledge to break more records in days to come.”

TECNO is always committed to bring cutting edge technology and the latest innovation to its valuable customers. TECNO’s first online product launch is another breakthrough addition to its most popular Camon series. With the launch of Camon 15 TECNO is all set to take the chunk of Pakistani mobile market as well.


Bilal Maqsood Has Another Hidden Talent & Fans are Stunned!

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Popular Pakistani pop band member, Bilal Maqsood has another talent that he has been hiding from his fans. It is when the world is restricted to get out of their homes, his ambidextrous self comes forward and fans are stunned.

Watch For Yourself! 

 

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‘Lockdown couple’ #stayinghome #corona #lockdown Maqsood captions his post on Instagram.

Bilal seamlessly draws a lockdown couple on a wall with both his hands together. It is surely a form of art to train your mind to move both of your hands profusely accurate.

Faisal Kapadia applauds the master mind!

Faisal Kapadia

A fan of Bilal wonders if he can do it all or not?

Others think he is super multi-talented 

How many talents does Bilal have after all?

It isn’t just Bilal who has been taking some time out for activities that he’d never get time for if all was normal. We see a lot of people cooking, baking, learning a new skill, etc.

Let us all take advantage of this time and reflect upon our lives while we fight through the deadly virus. Remember, all you have to do is just #stayhome

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BYKEA Appeals To The Government To Allow Them To Help Daily Wagers!

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Coronavirus has brought the economy to its knees and amid the endless efforts that the countries are putting in to combat the novel virus, we’re all struggling to overcome these critical times.

While the country is in lockdown, there are people who aren’t privileged enough and continue to suffer from hunger and basic necessities. The daily wage earners are striving to make ends meet.

However, Bykea, a three-year-old ride-hailing, and delivery service, today, has more than 500,000 bikes registered on its platform. It operates in some of Pakistan’s most populated cities, such as Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad has appealed from the government to allow their wage earners to aid the people of Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad amid this lockdown so they can feed their families.

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The popular motorbike App Bykea has also launched a huge amount of Rs.7 million relief fund for its driver-partners who are affected by the lockdown in the country. Bykea has announced that it had donated Rs. 4.5 million via contributions from its investors and employees, a major portion of whom offered a sizeable portion of their salaries to this fund.

Bykea also played a crucial role in guiding their riders on how to maintain good hygiene. They’ve asked to wear a face mask frequently and cover their hands with gloves at all times. They have also guided their employees to constantly use sanitizers and adopt a habit of washing hands after every 30 minutes.

Source/ Bykea Social Media

Bykea has made a great initiative for its employees who are struggling to acquire a livelihood and it’s high time all of us also join hands to aid the less fortunate in this time of crisis.


Lulusar To Make Protective Suits Free-of-Cost For Healthcare Heroes

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos across the globe. Currently, there are over 1.2 million COVID-19 cases worldwide. The battle against the deadly virus is being fought valiantly by all the frontliners out there, the doctors, nurses, paramedics, other medical staff and the first responders too.

It is, however, a great disadvantage for the country when these people who are fighting day and night to save patients are not protected well enough from the threat themselves, you could compare the situation to sending out soldiers to fight the enemy without any armor! This shortage of protective gear including PPE suits and masks for the medical community has also led to the death of the young doctor from Gilgit who was treating patients with Coronavirus.

During this dire situation clothing brand, LULUSAR has announced that it has taken the initiative to restructure its factory to produce protective gear for those on the frontline. Lulusar will be supplying the essentials to doctors, nurses and medical facilities across Pakistan. Kudos to the team for helping out the country during this critical period.

 

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Dear Customers, At Lulusar, we have always been proud to be made in Pakistan, and we will continue to do what we can to support our country and people. We are overwhelmed with the appreciation and support we received on our news of restructuring our factory to produce protective gear for those on the frontline. Our aim remains to provide essential supplies to doctors, nurses and medical facilities in light of shortages and we are honored to play a role in this. We are excited to share that we’ve created additional disposable prototypes for safer use. We are ready to begin production of suits, masks, and more essential equipment, and currently are waiting for government permits to activate operations during lockdown. We have also taken necessary steps to ensure that once production begins, we comply to all industry standards and safety regulations, stemming from WHO guidelines, to guarantee the safety of our employees. Our aim remains to ensure they are employed and healthy. We will also be working with the government to donate protective supplies where necessary. For extra details, please DM us or contact our customer service helpline: 03000455858. We hope to be able to begin producing soon. Until then, stay home and stay safe. Regards, Team Lulusar. #lulusaronline #protectivegear #medicalsafetysuit #covıd19

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Lulusar shared in a post on their Instagram handle:

“We are excited to share that we’ve created additional disposable prototypes for safer use. We are ready to begin production of suits, masks, and more essential equipment, and currently are waiting for government permits to activate operations during lockdown.”

 

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Dear Customers, At Lulusar, we have always been proud to be made in Pakistan, and we will continue to do what we can to support our country and people. We are overwhelmed with the appreciation and support we received on our news of restructuring our factory to produce protective gear for those on the frontline. Our aim remains to provide essential supplies to doctors, nurses and medical facilities in light of shortages and we are honored to play a role in this. We are excited to share that we’ve created additional disposable prototypes for safer use. We are ready to begin production of suits, masks, and more essential equipment, and currently are waiting for government permits to activate operations during lockdown. We have also taken necessary steps to ensure that once production begins, we comply to all industry standards and safety regulations, stemming from WHO guidelines, to guarantee the safety of our employees. Our aim remains to ensure they are employed and healthy. We will also be working with the government to donate protective supplies where necessary. For extra details, please DM us or contact our customer service helpline: 03000455858. We hope to be able to begin producing soon. Until then, stay home and stay safe. Regards, Team Lulusar. #lulusaronline #protectivegear #medicalsafetysuit #covıd19

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The clothing brand has also mentioned that they would be maintaining the safety of their employees by following the strict precautionary measures as directed by the WHO.

 

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Dear Customers, At Lulusar, we have always been proud to be made in Pakistan, and we will continue to do what we can to support our country and people. We are overwhelmed with the appreciation and support we received on our news of restructuring our factory to produce protective gear for those on the frontline. Our aim remains to provide essential supplies to doctors, nurses and medical facilities in light of shortages and we are honored to play a role in this. We are excited to share that we’ve created additional disposable prototypes for safer use. We are ready to begin production of suits, masks, and more essential equipment, and currently are waiting for government permits to activate operations during lockdown. We have also taken necessary steps to ensure that once production begins, we comply to all industry standards and safety regulations, stemming from WHO guidelines, to guarantee the safety of our employees. Our aim remains to ensure they are employed and healthy. We will also be working with the government to donate protective supplies where necessary. For extra details, please DM us or contact our customer service helpline: 03000455858. We hope to be able to begin producing soon. Until then, stay home and stay safe. Regards, Team Lulusar. #lulusaronline #protectivegear #medicalsafetysuit #covıd19

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The protective gear that Lulusar will be producing once they receive the go-ahead from the government.

 

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Dear Customers, At Lulusar, we have always been proud to be made in Pakistan, and we will continue to do what we can to support our country and people. We are overwhelmed with the appreciation and support we received on our news of restructuring our factory to produce protective gear for those on the frontline. Our aim remains to provide essential supplies to doctors, nurses and medical facilities in light of shortages and we are honored to play a role in this. We are excited to share that we’ve created additional disposable prototypes for safer use. We are ready to begin production of suits, masks, and more essential equipment, and currently are waiting for government permits to activate operations during lockdown. We have also taken necessary steps to ensure that once production begins, we comply to all industry standards and safety regulations, stemming from WHO guidelines, to guarantee the safety of our employees. Our aim remains to ensure they are employed and healthy. We will also be working with the government to donate protective supplies where necessary. For extra details, please DM us or contact our customer service helpline: 03000455858. We hope to be able to begin producing soon. Until then, stay home and stay safe. Regards, Team Lulusar. #lulusaronline #protectivegear #medicalsafetysuit #covıd19

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The factory after being restructured.

 

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Dear Customers, At Lulusar, we have always been proud to be made in Pakistan, and we will continue to do what we can to support our country and people. We are overwhelmed with the appreciation and support we received on our news of restructuring our factory to produce protective gear for those on the frontline. Our aim remains to provide essential supplies to doctors, nurses and medical facilities in light of shortages and we are honored to play a role in this. We are excited to share that we’ve created additional disposable prototypes for safer use. We are ready to begin production of suits, masks, and more essential equipment, and currently are waiting for government permits to activate operations during lockdown. We have also taken necessary steps to ensure that once production begins, we comply to all industry standards and safety regulations, stemming from WHO guidelines, to guarantee the safety of our employees. Our aim remains to ensure they are employed and healthy. We will also be working with the government to donate protective supplies where necessary. For extra details, please DM us or contact our customer service helpline: 03000455858. We hope to be able to begin producing soon. Until then, stay home and stay safe. Regards, Team Lulusar. #lulusaronline #protectivegear #medicalsafetysuit #covıd19

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Lahore-based Firm Develops ‘Splitter’ To Boost Ventilator’s Capacity

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While coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the globe and raise the cases of the affected people, the shortage of ventilators in Pakistan and every other country rises. However, during these tough times, a private engineering firm in Pakistan has found an innovative solution, which would allow several patients to use just one ventilator simultaneously.

A Lahore-based firm Alpha Rubber and Plastic Works manufactures auto parts, has formulated a splitter that attaches to the ventilator hoses and supplies oxygen to two to four patients at once and may be used several times.

Head of the private firm, Osama Usman stated that  ‘Plan 9’ of Punjab IT Board of (PITB) had reached out to them to develop the connector using the 3D printer prototype.

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He added that the part was originally being manufactured by the PITB using the 3D printer technology. Osama also said that despite facing a lot of obstacles due to the prevailing lockdown in the state, his firm manufactured it on an emergency purpose only in 72 hours.

“Now we are manufacturing 1,000 ventilator connectors daily which is being supplied to various government and private hospitals in Punjab,” he further told.

Meanwhile, Hammad Khalique, who is head of business development at Plan 9, also stated that health specialists and experts have expressed questions over the safety and cogency of sharing ventilators.

He said the appliance should only be used in an emergency situation because the requirement of oxygen by a patient leans on his/ her age and a medical condition which is time-consuming and requires a lot of effort.

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“Now we are manufacturing 1,000 ventilator connectors daily which is being supplied to various government and private hospitals in Punjab,” he added.

Meanwhile, Hammad Khalique, who is head of business development at Plan 9, said that health experts and professionals have expressed questions over the safety and effectiveness of sharing ventilators.

“Keeping in mind worst-case scenario, we authorized its development,” he said, adding that if need be this method could be used given the fact that the number of ventilators in the region is very low.

The development of the connector has made Pakistan only the second country to have this technology after the United States which is worth applauding.

Osama said he is providing splitters to the hospitals free of charge and would supply this to the entire country if he was approached.

“I can supply connectors to the entire country and world free of charge,” he added.

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5 Early Signs to Identify Engine Failure!

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Cars are precious assets we own. Often, because these metal machines can’t talk, we wind-up ignoring basic signals which can help save owners lots of cash.

Cars have important signals placed on the dashboard. They light up if something goes wrong. There are other signals as well a car hints at when something is fishy.

Here are 5 warning signs a car gives when there is a crucial problem in its engine:

1. Warning Lights

As mentioned above, the dashboard is full of symbols that represent different things. One of the symbols represents the engine and looks like one too. When the light comes on or flashes, this means there is trouble in paradise.

15 Important Symbols on Your Car Dashboard You Must Know About!

2. Noises Coming from Under the Hood

Often cars run smoothly without making a ruckus. However, if your car is making irregular noises that are driving you insane, it is a positive sign that there is a problem. Though the problem may not be limited to the engine, it can be something else too.

3. Driving/Performance Problems

Is your car not smooth enough on the road? There’s a problem! Is it stopping in the middle every now and then? There’s a problem! Is it eating too much mileage and not giving you enough KMs? There’s a problem! Yet another sign why you need to rush to the mechanic!

4. Smoke

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At times if the engine is getting too hot or has wiring problems, smoke will start to emerge from the vents and car hood. Keep a vigilant eye on such signs.

5. Bad Smell

If you smell foul odor inside the car, you need to visit a mechanic as soon as possible. When a radiator has issues, it can even smell like rotten eggs. On the other hand, if it’s very sweet, it could be leaking antifreeze. A failed catalytic converter also leaves behind a bad smell.

What other signs do you keep track of?

Share them with us in the comments below.

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Outfitters has Opened Up its Factory to Produce Free of Cost Protective Uniforms

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In response to the coronavirus, Outfitters has opened up its factory to produce ‘free of cost’ protective uniforms for our Healthcare Heroes working for non-profit health institutions.

During this crucial period, facilities are running out of protective gear for health care providers. Big brands across the world are coming together to fight against the deadly coronavirus as the world exhausts all its resources during the pandemic.

According to Dawn, there are 3,520 people affected by the coronavirus. 1684 cases in Punjab, 932 in Sindh, 405 in KPK, 210 in GB, 192 in Balochistan, 82 in Islamabad and 15 in AJK. Reportedly, 50 people have died in the region due to COVID-19.

Here’s what a renowned clothing brand, Outfitters is doing!

Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, Outfitters has opened up its factory to produce free of cost protective uniforms for our Healthcare Heroes working for non-profit health institutions.

We salute our healthcare workers and commit to protecting them while we push through these tough times.” quotes outfitters.

Together we can fight this.
#StaySafeStayStrong #OutfittersCommUnity

Earlier, Asim Jofa produced self-protection suits and masks for medical staff and doctors which were also free of cost.

Pakistani Designer & Team Prepare Free Protective Suits For Doctors!

It’s so heartwarming to see everyone doing their part during this global crisis. The only way we can contain the spread of coronavirus as a nation is if we take individual and collective responsibility and do our part.

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How To Make A Face Mask At Home In 45 Seconds!

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Pakistan, like the rest of the world, is going through a severe crisis during the coronavirus pandemic. Before the pandemic was in its initial stage, shop keepers and pharmacies surged up the prices of medical facemasks and hand gloves making it unaffordable for many.

The shortage of such necessities has made people look for other safe options and some have also opted for making them at home. Indeed, it is a sad state of affair, but you know what they say, desperate times, desperate measures.

This recent video by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows how you can easily make your own face mask from things that easily accessible at home. Which means you don’t even need to step out of the house to get those supplies.

Things you need for this particular face mask are:

  • A sharp pair of scissors
  • A clean piece of cloth or towel
  • 2 rubber bands

It’s as easy as 123! Check out this video.

Now that was super easy, wasn’t it? In case you didn’t watch the video, we’ll break it down step by step for you!

1. Cut a piece of cloth (should be evenly cut) and lay it flat on a table and fold it (as shown below)

2. Fold it to the middle from the bottom and do the same from the top

3. Repeat the folds one more time

5. Now tie 2 rubberbands on both the ends

6. Fold the sides to the middle

7. And you’re done!

So now, you don’t have to run here and there in order to find a face mask. Just make one on your own.

You can also make one using a tissue! Check it out!

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How many of you will try this? Let us know in the comment


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