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Spotlight on Irfan, Rishi at BAFTAs; IPL Lands on Britain’s Political Pitch

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When the Stars Aligned at BAFTAs: Indian actors Irfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor – actors of a very differing kind – were both honoured with special tributes at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) in London on Sunday night. The two actors, who died within a day of one another in April last year, were remembered along with others such as Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas and Olivia de Havilland. Priyanka Chopra Jonas was among the presenters at the duly socially distanced ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. The White Tiger, which had Priyanka as a star and executive producer, lost out to Nomadland that scooped up a number of awards.

Snowed in Around Baisakhi: Britain lost out on a white Christmas – it does most years despite its popularity with betters. But it has found itself a white Baisakhi; much of Britain woke up to snowfall on Monday morning, most unusually for an April 12 date in the calendar. That has not smothered high spirits over a big step in the easing of lockdown from Monday. Shops and pubs are opening, as are hairdressing salons – most critically for many. But Britons have been warned not to rush in and crowd stores, even if cases are now down to nearing zero, and half the population has been vaccinated.

Prince Philip’s Death Sheds Light on British-Indian Royal Links: Tributes to Prince Philip keep pouring in from around the world, and his extensive links with many are being recalled. But he did have particular links with the now-faded Indian royalty, unsurprisingly. And perhaps most closely with Gayatri Devi and Man Singh II of Jaipur, the cream of royalty among the Indian royalty. Gifts of Alphonso mangoes from Jaipur royalty to British royalty sat at the humble end of glittering exchanges between these royal families after Indian independence. The abolition of the Privy Purses in 1971 under which the Indian government continued to pay former rajas and maharajas to live decently if not royally, brought the end of royalty in India in all but name. Indian royalty did not quite prosper as British royalty has.

Mayor Looks to Use Cricket on Political Pitch: London mayor Sadiq Khan’s interest in bringing IPL matches to London is clear. For a start, the IPL is seen as a money-spinner, and London would no doubt like to earn a thick slice from that IPL pie. The timing of the announcement is tell-tale, it comes before any serious talks on any shift of IPL to London, even partly. The mayor is seeking re-election on May 6. Some cricket-friendly and Indian-friendly talk must help – or so Sadiq Khan believes.

Dawood Aide to Walk Free: After all the arguments presented at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court by the US government seeking the extradition of Jabir Moti, he is set to walk free because the Americans decided they don’t want him any more. The US government presented lengthy arguments alleging his involvement in all sorts of crime on behalf of the Karachi-based D company said to be run by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Jabir Moti contested the US case strongly. At one point the magistrate observed that the court is awaiting further evidence from America because what was offered up until then did not appear firm enough. The court nevertheless ordered extradition, against which Jabir Moti appealed to the High Court. That appeal is now redundant. Not coincidentally perhaps the change comes with the coming in of the Biden administration.

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(Viral) Here’s Come The Party Owl | Internet Trending Meme 2021

Internet is full of fun, specially if it’s about the ‘memes’. Recent snappy video of an Owl is getting viral on web day by day. An Owl who is bored and fed up of lockdown, is willing to have fun outside. When suddenly hears party sound, his reaction is awesome!.

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Internet is full of fun, specially if it’s about the ‘memes’. Recent snappy video of an Owl is getting viral on web day by day. An Owl who is bored and fed up of lockdown, is willing to have fun outside. When suddenly hears party sound, his reaction is awesome!.

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Woman Gives Birth To 9 Babies | Created New World Record

It’s a new world record has been set for the most number of birth given at a time, with a shocking number of 9 in total.

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A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday – two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb – joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets.

The pregnancy of Halima Cisse, 25, has fascinated the West African nation and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in March said Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco, where she gave birth.

“The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well,” Mali’s health minister, Fanta Siby, said in a statement.

Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, according to ultrasounds conducted in Morocco and Mali that missed two of the siblings. All were delivered by cesarean section.

Nonuplets are extremely rare. Medical complications in multiple births of this kind often mean that some of the babies do not reach full term.

It’s a new world record has been set for the most number of birth given at a time, with a shocking number of 9 in total.

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The new mother had no idea she was pregnant and gave birth at just 29 weeks

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Lavinia Mounga boarded a Delta flight to Honolulu, expecting to have a relaxing family vacation. Hours later, Mounga would land in Hawaii with a newborn baby boy, named Raymond, in her arms.

The new mother had no idea she was pregnant and gave birth at just 29 weeks, according to The Associated Press

On Wednesday, about halfway through the flight from Salt Lake City, a medical emergency was announced by the flight’s captain and four passengers ran to Mounga’s aid.

Hawaii Pacific Health family medicine physician Dale Glenn and North Kansas City Hospital neonatal intensive care unit nurses Lani Bamfield, Amanda Beeding, and Mimi Ho helped Mounga deliver her son and monitored the baby’s health for several hours.

Glenn told USA TODAY that an infant’s first minute of life is vital and that without the intervention of the three nurses, the baby might not have survived. While in labor, Glenn said, Mounga passed out, most likely from shock. 

“Myself and the nurses’ survival mode kicked in; we had to create an ICU unit within an airline,” Glenn said. “Plus, we didn’t just have one patient, we had two.”

Lavinia Mounga and Dr. Dale Glenn posing after Mounga gave birth aboard a Delta flight to Hawaii.

The impromptu medical team was able to create makeshift medical equipment, in part thanks to Glenn’s wilderness training. Glenn said they used multiple shoelaces to cut the baby’s umbilical cord, and an Apple Watch was used to monitor the baby’s heart rate. To keep the premature baby warm, bottles of water were microwaved, and the nurses wrapped him in plastic. 

Glenn said the passengers were “surprisingly calm” and offered their own diapers and blankets to help the mother and son. Glenn also applauded Mounga’s strength; he said she was up and walking minutes after her delivery.

A Delta spokesperson told USA TODAY that all crews are “well-trained” to manage on-board medical scenarios. 

“Every aircraft is equipped with medical equipment and crews have access to expert counsel during the flight when an issue occurs,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black told USA TODAY.

The four passengers worked to keep Mounga and baby Raymond safe for three hours until the plane landed. Once they arrived in Honolulu, the mother and baby were taken to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

In a TikTok video shared by Julia Hansen, passengers can be seen cheering and congratulating Mounga as she leaves the plane. The video has garnered more than 13 million views.

Hansen and a friend she was flying with, Siearra Rowlan, told The Washington Post the emergency initially caused a commotion, but other passengers were “casual” about it by the end of the flight.

“Everyone just kind of got up, got their carry-on and left,” Hansen said of the scene after Mounga and her son were escorted off first.

On Friday, Glenn, Bamfield, Beeding and Ho were reunited with Mounga and her son at the medical center.

“(Mounga) is an incredible person. She got on this flight for a vacation and instantly became a mother. But she’s handling it so positively, it’s great to see,” Glenn said.

Mounga has since been discharged, while her son, Raymond, remained in the neonatal unit.

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