Stroke Awareness

March 17, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

Stroke survivor Jaswant Naker (from Ealing) shares his story in a new ACT FAST film

 

Family, friends and strangers are urged to call 999 as soon as they notice any single one of the three key signs of a stroke: Face, Arms, Speech

 

Public Health England has released a series of films as part of the national Act FAST  campaign, to help raise awareness of the vital role anyone can play when they see someone having a stroke.

 

Jaswant Naker from Ealing is featured in a film sharing his story alongside Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel describing the common signs of stroke. They are joined by Dr Sreeman Andole who highlights why people need to Act FAST and call 999 if they notice any single one of the three key signs of a stroke: Face, Arms, Speech. Watch the film here

 

Jaswant Naker, stroke survivor said: “It was the quick thinking of my wife that saved my life. She noticed that my speech became slurred whilst watching TV one evening and insisted that I needed urgent medical help, so I was rushed to Hammersmith hospital.

 

If it wasn’t for my wife I would have ignored the signs and gone to bed to rest, I dread to think what would have happened to me if I had followed my instinct. Three years on and I am well and I value every day of my life.

 

I urge everyone to know and understand the signs of a stroke and to not take any chances with their life. If you or someone you know is experiencing facial weakness, arm weakness or speech problems, call 999, do not delay.  It could save your life, like it did mine.”

Jaswant Naker

 

Stroke is now the fourth largest cause of death in the UK and South Asians are at a higher risk of having a stroke than their white counterparts due to diabetes and high blood pressure being significant factors causing stroke.

 

New statistics reveal that stroke kills over 40,000 people a year and almost two thirds leave hospital with a disability. People are most likely to have a stroke when they are 55 years of age or older, but South Asians are at a greater risk of experiencing a stroke at a younger age.

 

Research shows that 24% of people would wait to call an ambulance because they wrongly believe that they need to see two or more symptoms of stroke to be sure. Other barriers to dialling 999 include feeling that they need permission to act on behalf of others.

 

Whether you are a stranger in the street, a family member at home or the person themselves – do not ignore the key symptoms,call 999 immediately if you notice even one of the symptoms. Getting appropriate treatment can reduce the amount of brain damage and ensure a better chance of making a good recovery.

 

Think and Act FAST:

  • Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
  • Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
  • Speech – is their speech slurred?
  • Time – to call 999 if you see any single one of these signs of a stroke

 

The films are available in Hindi and Bengali

 

Also a shorter version in English

 

For further information please search ‘Act FAST’ online

Holi

March 13, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”.The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for two days starting on the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar month of Phalgun, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first day is known as Holika Dahan (हॊलिका दहन) or Chhoti Holi and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.

 

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

March 6, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

Releasing through Fox Star Studios this Holi on 10th March 2017

 

This Holi let the colours of love fill your screens with India’s first love franchise‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, releasing on 10th March 2017 through Fox Star Studios.

 

Produced by Karan Johar and Fox Star Studios, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniais billed as a romantic comedy drama. The sequel to the vastly popular Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,Badrinath Ki Dulhaniaisa hardcore “desi romance” which takes fans on a roller coaster ride of emotions from fun, love and laughter to heartbreak, angst and tears.

 

Starring India’s next-gen superstars Varun Dhawan as Badrinath Bansal and Alia Bhatt as Vaidehi Trivedi, audiences will watch them lock horns and melt hearts in a film that is more than just your average ‘boy meets girl’ love story. It’s the coming together of raw and refined with a touch of ‘desi-pan’ and a ‘hatke’ definition of ‘pyaar’, which is sure to win hearts the world over.

 

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniais written and directed by Shashank Khaitan (Humpty Sharma kiDulhania, Ishaqzaade), whose directorial ventures have garnered praises from both critics and audiences alike.

 

The music for the film has been composed by an eclectic mix of directors including Amaal Mallik, TanishkBagchi and Akhil Sachdeva.  Taking Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s crackling chemistry to new heights is a special twenty-first century re-boot of the super-hit 90s track TammaTamma Loge.

 

Synopsis:

Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a story of Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota and what happens when the two of them meet.

Even though they both belong to small towns, their mind-set about gender roles in society and about life in general are diametrically opposite.

This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other.

 

 

Will they be able to overcome circumstances to accept their love for each other? Will they be able to surpass the expectations and pressures of their small-town families to be together?

Answers to these and many more such questions make for an interesting journey of love, laughter, emotions and madness called Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

Join Badrinath in his mission to find his Dulhania – a journey of love, laughter, and lunacy!

BadrinathkiDulhania is the holi movie of the year and is produced by Karan Johar and Fox Star Studios.

In cinemas 10th March 2017

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztX-iGlZ_Ug

 

 

 

 

Be Clear on Cancer

February 27, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

Don’t ignore the warning signs: New campaign in the Midlands aims to drive awareness of persistent tummy troubles as possible signs of cancer

  •       In the Midlands around 55,800 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and around 26,100 die of the disease
  •       Key findings from a new regional survey reveal that few people would see their GP if they had persistent tummy troubles – a potential sign of cancer 
  •       The campaign is supported by local celebrities Nitin Ganatra, Sameena Ali, Manish Bhasin and Noreen Khan

 

Public Health England has launched a new Be Clear on Cancer campaignin the Midlands to raise awareness that tummy troubles lasting for three weeks or more could be a sign of cancer. In the Midlands around 55,800 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and around 26,100 die of the disease.

 

The campaign, which is being supported by local celebrities Nitin Ganatra, Sameena Ali, Manish Bhasin and Noreen Khan, encourages people suffering from symptoms such as persistent diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort in the tummy area to see their doctor. These can be signs of a number of cancers, including bowel, ovarian or pancreatic.

Around nine in 10 cases of cancer are diagnosed in people aged 50 or over. A recent survey shows that only one in six (16%) over 50s in the Midlands would see their GP if they felt bloated for more than three weeks and only one in four (24%) would go to the GP if they had experienced discomfort in the tummy area for over three weeks.

 

The survey also shows that many Midlands residents in this age group do not think that persistent tummy troubles are serious enough symptoms to seek advice from their GP, or that such symptoms could be a sign of cancer; only a third (37%) think that discomfort in the tummy area could be a sign of cancer and just half (47%) think that persistent bloating could be a sign of the disease.

 

Furthermore, the survey found many residents are concerned that they would be wasting their GP’s time if they went to see them about such problems.

 

Dr Lola Abudu, Director of Health and Wellbeing for PHE West Midlands, said: “Every year in England about 288,000 people are diagnosed with cancer, with around 30,500 people from the West Midlands and 25,300 people from the East Midlands. Even though people are twice as likely to survive cancer than they were 40 years ago, we want to save more lives and early diagnosis and treatment is vital.

 

“Cancer mainly affects older people, with around 90% of cases diagnosed in the over 50s, so this campaign is aimed particularly at these people, to encourage them to see their doctor if they have tummy troubles such as diarrhoea, bloating, constipation, nausea, discomfort in the tummy area, or blood in poo for three weeks or more. People should also see their doctor if they notice any other unusual changes, like a lump in the tummy area, post-menopausal bleeding, or unexplained weight loss. It may be nothing serious, but if it is cancer, finding it early makes it more treatable.

 

“More than 40% of cases of cancer could be prevented, largely through lifestyle changes such as not smoking, keeping a healthy bodyweight, eating a healthy balanced diet and cutting down on alcohol – so by making a few simple lifestyle changes, you could seriously reduce the risk of cancer.”

 

Former Eastenders star, Nitin Ganatra from the Midlands, said: “I’m so pleased to be supporting the Be Clear on Cancer campaign that has come to this area. Cancer is still not openly discussed in the Asian community and this can cause a delay in going to see the GP so I am keen to raise awareness.  Knowing the signs and symptoms of cancer, including the tummy troubles covered by this campaign, could save your life and going to see your GP if you are experiencing them is imperative. If cancer is found at an early stage, it is more likely that it can be treated successfully.”

 

ITV Presenter who lives in the Midlands, Sameena Ali said: “I’m glad this campaign is launching in the area.  I never realised that tummy troubles such as diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort in the tummy area, for three weeks or more could be signs of cancer so am keen to raise awareness in my community so others know what to look out for. Being bloated or having diarrhoea isn’t something we usually discuss with others, and it’s also something we often dismiss or ignore, but don’t be embarrassed or shy about it. Breaking down the barriers of embarrassment could save lives. Tell your doctor if you have any concerns, your doctor will want to see you.”

 

 

For further information about tummy troubles as possible signs of cancer, please visit nhs.uk/tummytroubles.

 

 

 

World Music Awards 2017

February 13, 2017 in Slideshow by admin office

EPIC NOMINEE LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL BRITASIA TV WORLD MUSIC AWARDS!
AND THE NOMINEES ARE…

The most exciting names in the Asian music industry joined forces for the hotly anticipated announcement of the nominees for this year’s Brit Asia TV World Music Awards.
With over 400 VIP artists and guests under one roof at the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham – this year’s nominations party did not disappoint!

Once again, it gave us a little taster of what is to come with the Awards Ceremony and how there is no other event of its kind. Never in its 7 year history has such fierce competition been witnessed among BritAsia TV music talent. A glimpse into this year’s nominees includes top artists Ranjit Bawa, Kulwinder Billa, Manni Sandhu, Tru Skool, Sunanda Sharma, Jasmin Walia and Diljit Dosanjh. These have all been shortlisted by fans via the open voting system- A showcase of exciting and varied talent.

Coined as the biggest and most credible event in the British Asian music calendar, the star studded nominations party saw names from the Brit Asia TV Music Awards past and present arrive to hear this year’s shortlist before opening to the public vote. It will now be down to the fans again to decide who walks away with the iconic Brit Asia TV World Music Award on 4th March, with the short list categories now open to the public by vote FREE on www.britasiamusicawards.com.

BritAsia TV World Music Awards

Category Nominees
1. Breakthrough Act
Jasmin Walia
Subaig Singh
Ashok Prince
Akhil
Sunanda Sharma

 

2. Best Deejay
AJD
DJ Dips
Jags Klimax
Bups Saggu
Kray Twinz

 

3. Best Live Band
Bhangra All Stars
The Entourage
The Legends Band
Alaap
Jazzy B & Tha Boyz

 

4. Best Songwriter
Jaggi Jaggowal
Zack Knight
Satinder Sartaaj
Veet Baljit
Abbi Fetehgaria

 

5. Bollywood Record of the year
Kar Gayi Chull
Kala Chashma
High Heels Te Nachche
Jag Ghoomeya
The Breakup Song

 

6. Best Music Video
Do You Know by Diljit Dosanjh
My World by Kray Twinz
Time Table 2 by Kulwinder Billa
Shikaar by Jazzy B, Kaur B & Amrit Maan
Trendster by Jazzy B

 

7. Best Album
One Time For Your Mind by Tru-Skool
Welcome To The Future by Manni Sandhu
Hazaarey Wala Munda by Satinder Sartaaj
Resurrection by Jagz Kang
Desi Rockstar 2 by Gippy Grewal

 

8. Bollywood Act of the Year
Arijit Singh
Badshaah
Neha Kakkar
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Neha Bhasin

 

9. Best Urban Asian Act
Zack Knight
Shide Boss
Raxstar
Fateh
Roach Killa

 

10. Best Female Act
Sarika Gill
Jasmin Walia
Rupali
Jasmine Sandlas
Sunanda Sharma

 

11. Best Male Act
Diljit Dosanjh
Kulwinder Billa
Jazzy B
Jaz Dhami
Ranjit Bawa

 

12. Best Dance Group
Bollyflex
Lions of Punjab
Gabru Punjab De
Nachda Sansar
4X4 Bhangra Group

 

13. Best Single
Do You Know by Diljit Dosanjh
Gani by Manni Sandhu
Picha Ni Chad Di by Panjabi MC
Time Table 2 by Kulwinder Billa
Teri Ah by Jaz Dhami

 

14. Best Music Producer
Tru-Skool
Dr Zeus
Manni Sandhu
Panjabi

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