Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel won Miss Universe 2022

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Miss Universe 2022 was announced on Sunday, and American R’Bonney Gabriel took home the crown. Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India crowned Gabriel at a glamorous event held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Gabriel, who is a fashion designer and a model, also made history last year as she become the first Filipino American to win Miss USA.

Amanda Dudamel of Venezuela was the first runner-up, and Andréna Martnez of the Dominican Republic was the second runner-up. 

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Jasmin Selberg of Germany crowned Miss International 2022

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German contestant Jasmin Selberg won the title of Miss International 2022 on Tuesday, December 13 at the Tokyo, Japan finals.

Jasmin is the fourth German to win the crown, and she beat out 65 other contestants to do so.

Jasmin took over the title from Bint Sireethorn Leearamwat, Miss International 2019, in 2019.

Since both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the pageant were called off owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, Thailand’s Bint kept her title for over three years.

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Miss World Bangladesh starts after a break of two years

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Miss World Bangladesh returns after two years. Miss World Bangladesh will represent the country at Miss World pageant central stage.

Omicon Entertainment is the competition’s official franchise and Asiatic is the organizing partner. The organizers announced the competition specifics at a news conference.

Sara Zaker and Sadia Islam Mou will judge Miss World Bangladesh-2022, the press conference revealed.

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‘Cultural therapy’ for mentally ill patients!

The Pabna Mental Hospital is the first research site for DU’s theater and performance studies students

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A group of theater and performance studies students from Dhaka University began conducting research at Pabna Mental Hospital, on the use of ‘culture therapy’ to treat patients with mental illness.

Five departmental students — Fazle Navid Onon, Tanvir Newaz Tirtho, Jannatul Mawa Nibir, Farzana Afrin Meem, and Shithi Ishra Risil — conducted field research among hospital patients and medical personnel over the course of the last two days.

“Many of the mentally ill people we spoke with have an extraordinary ability to expose themselves. In addition to traditional medicine, they also need cultural therapy to help them enjoy life. Cultural therapy can help a mental patient in this way,” said Fazle Navid Onon, a member of the research team.

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‘Cartier’ names Deepika Padukone as its brand ambassador

French luxury brand ‘Cartier’ has just announced the Indian actress as its newest ambassador

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Multiple-award winning Indian actress, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Deepika Padukone has been announced as Cartier’s newest brand ambassador.

The French luxury brand shared the news that they are delighted to welcome Indian actress and producer Deepika Padukone to the family.

The actress is the latest A-list celebrity to sign on as an ambassador for the French jewelry brand, joining Blackpink’s Jisoo, actress Lily Collins, singer Willow Smith, and social media sensation Emma Chamberlain.

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How to bring back golden days of romance with longtime partner

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Are you missing the spark in your long-term relationship? Has it become more of a habit?

If you continue to ignore these warnings, it’s time you bring back those golden days of romance when butterflies flew in your stomach when you saw your partner.

Relationships are built on a few guiding principles that we frequently overlook over time, which eventually has an impact on the connection. We’ve included 4 strategies to assist you revive your long-term partner’s waning romance as a resource.

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Caesarean births increase significantly in Bangladesh: BIDS

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A study conducted by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) found that the overall prevalence of CS among women in Bangladesh was 3.99% in 2004 but increased to 33.22% in 2017 – 18, nearly eightfold.

Caesarean section (CS) delivery is massively booming in Bangladesh, said a study by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).

The details were presented at a public research organization conference on Wednesday titled ‘Massive Boom of C-Section Delivery in Bangladesh: A Household Level Analysis (2004-2018)’. (28 September).

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Miss Universe 2022 to be held in New Orleans next year

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On January 14, 2023, more than 90 women will vie for the title of Miss Universe at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

They will compete in various categories, including evening gown and swimwear. They will also take part in an in-depth interview session.

The organization said earlier this month that the pageant has been postponed due to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.

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67% medicine retailers not cognizant on antimicrobial drugs: DGDA

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Around 67 percent of medicine retailers cannot identify antibiotics from regular medicines properly as they do not have adequate knowledge about antimicrobial drugs, finds a study by the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA).
Sabrina Alam, assistant director at DGDA, disclosed the information at the dissemination programme on current antimicrobial resistance and the usage pattern in Bangladesh, at

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Worst habits for belly fat

The worst fat is belly fat. Overeating may lead to heart disease and diabetes. Doctors think a larger waist indicates a shorter life. Following are the facts that contribute to belly fat:
Eating while distracted: Instead of browsing through your phone as you snack, focus on your food and taste it. Overeating is less probable if you eat mindfully.
Eating too fast: It takes

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Deficiency of intestinal enzyme one of leading causes of diabetes, finds study

It has been long known that diabetes is caused by a variety of factors such as genetic influences, insulin resistance, and physical inactivity, but now a team of Bangladeshi scientists has come up with a new cause of the disease.
Deficiency of intestinal enzyme, Alkaline Phosphatase, is one of the leading causes of developing diabetes among people, said a study revealed in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on

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Cruise line’s newest team member is pop star Jennifer Lopez

Cruising newcomer Virgin Voyages has announced its newest hire – pop star Jennifer Lopez is joining the cruise line as an investor and the chief entertainment and lifestyle officer.
“My artistic and social mission is to empower, inspire and entertain,” Lopez said in a statement. “Any opportunity that I get to combine all these attributes into a partnership and collaboration is exciting for me. I admire Sir Richard and all he has built.”
Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson’s latest business venture

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How the formula milk industry exploits over half of Bangladeshi parents

Baby formula makers still violating global marketing rules – study
More than half of the parents and pregnant women from eight countries, including Bangladesh, say they have been targeted with marketing in breach of international standards on infant feeding practices.
A new study by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, which draws on interviews with parents, pregnant women and health workers also from China, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, the

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What is causing your loss of smell and taste?

We take our sense of smell for granted. But have you ever imagined losing your sense of smell? Food tastes different without your sense of smell, you cannot smell a flower, and you could be in a dangerous situation without realising it! Find out the following causes of smell loss:
The smell-taste connection: Taste usually follows the smell. Because your nose’s olfactory area controls both. Your nose

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Women-only travel platform Wander Woman wins grant worth $22K

Wander Woman, a social venture dedicated to female travel enthusiasts from Bangladesh, has won a grant worth $22.5K at the UNLEASH Plus 2021 Program for “developing a revolutionary platform for female travellers in South Asia,” according to a press release.
UNLEASH Plus 2021 is the third iteration of a 6-months incubation program seeking to build the capacities of social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and activists by supporting them with the implementation of solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Tashnuva becomes first Bangladeshi trans-woman to walk on NY Fashion Week ramp

Bangladeshi transgender woman Tashnuva Anan Shishir walked the ramp at the New York Fashion Week on Saturday (12 February).
She became the first Bangladeshi transgender women to participate in the prestigious semi-annual fashion event.
Shishir confirmed the news in a facebook post.
‘…I am grateful to all of my audience, good wishers, friends and family who’s are always with me. Special thanks to my organiser team Md Ariful Islam

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In a first, Dubai to host Miss Universe UAE Beauty Pageant

Dubai is all set to host its first-ever the glittering and glamour-filled Miss Universe UAE beauty pageant in November, with the winner heading for the global event in Israel in December, organizers announced on Thursday during a press conference at the Armani Hotel in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
The glamourous beauty pageant is set to take place at La Perle, Al Habtoor City, Dubai on November 7 and it is open to all female UAE residents from the age of 18 to 28 with more than three years of UAE residency

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Daraz Fashion Week 2021 is live

The country’s largest online marketplace, Daraz Bangladesh, will begin the Live Phase of Daraz Fashion Week 2021 on Thursday, and it will continue till October 13, 2021, said a press release.
The exclusive event comes bearing discounts and offers, providing the fashion enthusiasts with the opportunity to shop at their heart’s content.
Under the Daraz

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Amazing health benefits of running regularly

We all know running is good for us. It is perhaps the easiest form of exercise. It improves the way we feel and look. Running can give you a longer life, better sleep, improved immunity, weight loss, it’s even good for your knees & bones and more. In fact, there isn’t a system in the body that doesn’t benefit from running. From the top of your head to the tip of your toes, running gives you a total body workout and improve all

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5 foods to eat for healthy, glowing skin

Image-unavailableYou probably think about how nutrition affects your internal health and your weight, but eating the right foods can also improve the quality of your skin. “You can look at food as the raw materials for a factory,” says Ian Koo, a naturopathic doctor based in Mississauga, Ont. “The better the quality of the raw materials we have to start with, the greater the chance that we’ll end up with a good durable product.” Here are what to add

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