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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy awarded Eliasson Global Leadership Prize in New York

NEW YORK: Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won the 2018 Eliasson Global Leadership Prize awarded by The Tällberg Foundation in New York. The filmmaker and activist, who has previously won accolades for highlighting social issues through the medium of film, is the first Pakistani to win the prestigious award. The award recognises Sharmeen as arguably one of the most articulate global storytellers of her generation. "Her film work aims at bringing attention to issues that societies find deeply…

PML-N decides to award Chaudhry Nisar party ticket for elections

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has finally decided to award party ticket for general elections 2018 to former interior minister Nisar Ali Khan, ARY News reported. Sources on Wednesday said Nisar will contest polls on two national assembly and as many provincial assembly seats.  ARY News correspondent Azhar Farooq said the announcement was made while the PML-N was finalizing tickets for Rawalpindi constituency. “On directive of President PML-N Shehbaz Sharif, parliamentary board of the party…

Pakistani girl wins state department’s emerging young leaders award

ISLAMABAD: The US Department of State honored 10 outstanding young leaders from around the world, including Dania Hassan from Pakistan in recognition of her efforts to promote positive social change in the education sector of Pakistan. Dania Hassan, 18, after attending summer school at John’s Hopkins University through the US Summer Sisters Exchange Program, a program of US Pakistan Women Council, established an organization called 'Fun to Learn', through which teams of volunteers conduct extracurricular programs in…

Salah wins ‘footballer of the year’ award

LONDON: Mohamed Salah was Tuesday named as the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2017/18 after scoring 43 goals so far in an incredible debut season for Liverpool. The Egypt international narrowly topped the poll of the 400-strong FWA membership ahead of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, the margin understood to be less than 20 votes. Tottenham striker Harry Kane was third. Between them, Salah, signed by the Reds from Roma last summer, and De Bruyne, who helped City claim the Premier…

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman awarded US Legion of Merit

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was awarded with the highest military award of US armed forces, Legion of Merit. It was for the first time that the award has been given to any high-ranking foreign military official. The military award was presented by Commander US Air Forces Central Command Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian in a simple but impressive ceremony at Air headquarters in Islamabad today. The award has been conferred on the Air Chief in recognition of his leadership, sagacity,…

Guillermo del Toro wins Directors Guild top award for ‘The Shape of Water’

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood directors named Guillermo del Toro the best film director of 2017 for “The Shape of Water” on Saturday, placing the Mexican filmmaker and the film in a strong position for the movie world’s top honors, the Oscars, in March. The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the leading industry group representing film and television directors, chose Jordan Peele as best first-time feature film director for the offbeat horror film “Get Out”, which has four Oscar nominations including best picture and for Peele as…

VIDEO: Photographer loses camera to seagull, finds it after five months and wins an award

OSLO: A sneaky seagull ‘stole’ a photographer camera and flew away giving rise to some ‘drone’ footage. Norgewian photographer Kjell Robertsen wanted to get some shots of seagulls so he spread some bread on his porch. But, it seems like the bird was not only interested in the food, but the gadget too. At a high speed of 27mph, it flew for about 0.3km across the picturesque coast and fields before dropping the camera and pecking at it. After about five months, the camera was discovered again and the ‘seagull drone’…