Share This!It is a foregone conclusion that most pizza at Disney will not win any culinary award. So if your Muppet-obsessed family wants to take you to PizzeRizzo in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and you want to skip the pizza, how is the salad option?On the menu is an Antipasto Salad, which Disney describes as:Tossed-to-order with Ham, Pepperoni, Kalamata Olives, Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Pepperoncini Peppers. Red Onion, Chopped Romaine, and House Vinaigrette(Fun fact, the online menu from Disney also lists salami in the salad, but it isn’t listed in the print menu. The salad does have salami, however.)Sounds like a great option? Well, if you like all of the ingredients in there, the good news is that this is a hearty salad with a great blend of flavors and tons of meat. The bad news? To me, “tossed to order” means that you can pick out the ingredients you want — or don’t want — in the salad and have it customized. Not a fan of onions? No worries, just ask for them to leave it out.Unfortunately, this is not the case — the “filling” was already pre-mixed and the salad couldn’t be customized. If there was something you wanted to pick out, you practically had to have tweezers to go through and dissect the salad.I realize that this reduces prep time for the salad to have everything already mixed and then tossed with the romaine and dressing to order, but as a person with a “selective eater”, this would have been a disaster in the making. If you like everything in this salad, it’s a good option. If you don’t, you’re better off sticking with the pizza.Photos: Christina Harrison
As technology draws us deeper into a new age of business enterprise, we are continuously bombarded with challenges and opportunities involving those with malicious intentions. Data security attacks come at us from every direction as the ingenuity of criminal minds seek new and creative ways to infiltrate our information resources and engage in cyber warfare against our businesses.In order to survive these intrusions, retailers must fight back. We have to defend our ground and take the necessary steps to combat the threat. This requires that we build a solid data breach policy and recruit the data security resources that will help us win the battles. We must become cyber warriors in our own right, defending our computer and information systems against those seeking to seize and exploit the lifeline of our business.Hackers and like-minded data security mercenaries wage war using information technology to assault our computers and information systems through cyber-related strategies. In the retail space, we primarily have thieves looking for personally identifiable information that can be exploited and turned into cash. But hackers also target organizations for their R&D assets, intellectual property, and corporate strategies, among other motivations.- Sponsor – To win these wars, we must find better ways to secure our systems by building awareness, educating our teams, finding and closing vulnerabilities, and developing a collaborative data breach policy to protect our resources and defend our customers and our companies.Our greatest opportunity to overcome these intrusions is through a comprehensive approach that includes information sharing and best-practice protocols that support a joint data security defense team. To prevail over this imposing threat to the business, we have to work together.A team is at its best when the offense and defense work well together. LP Magazine intends to take this fight to the offensive by providing information and resources that can be used to support our efforts and strengthen our sentinel. In the process, we’ve attended multiple seminars and interviewed data security thought leaders and cyber security experts to provide a more comprehensive perspective.The Influence of Retail“Retail is the lifeblood of the American economy,” said Michael Chertoff, former US Secretary of Homeland Security, at the June 2014 National Retail Federation (NRF) loss prevention conference. “Having a safe space to operate is critical to the successful operation of the business.”According to the US Department of Labor, the retail trade sector is one of the nation’s largest employers. Studies show that total retail sales in the US topped $5.5 trillion in 2015. While no surprise to those leading the industry, these numbers make it apparent that cyber threats can not only impact the retail sector, but can also have a substantial influence on the growth and stability of our economy as a whole.Chertoff, now the executive chairman and co-founder of the global security advisory firm The Chertoff Group, feels that cyber security issues have not received the type of front-line attention that some of the more visible and obvious risks have obtained. With some of the recent data security incidents that have brought the issue front and center, it is becoming increasingly clear that these types of cyber threats must become a business priority.“We’ve seen broad exposure of systemic vulnerabilities in our company infrastructures,” Chertoff said. “Businesses are collecting more personal information about customer preferences, locations and behaviors, not to mention credit card numbers. Organized groups have become sophisticated in their efforts, using strategies that are complex and well planned.”Did you ever consider that something as simple as a thermostat could leave your company vulnerable to a cyber attack? To help keep customers comfortable and shopping at a store, it’s common for retailers to routinely monitor temperatures and energy consumption in stores to save on costs and to alert store managers if temperatures in the stores fluctuate outside of an acceptable range. Often, this process is completed with the assistance of an outside service provider with specific expertise to keep the system efficient and cost effective. Yet this seemingly mundane process opened the door for access to a company’s database, leading to one of the largest, most damaging data breaches in retail history.Whether data security vulnerabilities are introduced by employee errors or negligence, disgruntled employees, partnering companies, or some other weak link in our systems or procedures, the risks are formidable, the possibilities are only bound by the creativity of the criminal element, and no business is exempt from the threats.“Data security is about risk management, not risk elimination,” said Chertoff. “There has to be a strategy for managing the risk built on realistic expectations. You have to understand what you’re facing so that you can make intelligent decisions. There must be a full understanding of the threat, of the consequences, and an assessment of the company’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities and how they fit within the business.”Arming Ourselves with Data Security ExpertsMany businesses are aggressively pursuing different avenues to improve cyber strategies and provide data security training and awareness opportunities for company leadership. Industry conferences have taken significant steps to offer quality sessions that provide information, guidance, and direction on how to build a data breach policy. Companies are bringing in top experts to consult with their teams, perform vulnerability assessments, and educate both staff and company leadership.Various conferences held across the country also specifically focus on data security issues–some intended for industry experts, and some for business leaders at different levels and areas of responsibility. Larger events would include the RSA conferences, which attract some of the best and brightest in the field through annual conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Other conferences may focus on specific or more intimate audiences to heighten awareness and maximize the learning experience, such as the Cyber Security Summit. All of these efforts are intended to improve our skills, keep our professionals connected, and increase awareness of these critical business concerns.“In many ways, we have been short-handed when it comes to cyber warriors,” said Ken Fuller, former executive vice president for the Cyber Security Summit. “We’ve had tremendous success bridging the gap by bringing in data security experts and educating leadership regarding what’s going on and how we can better defend ourselves. By identifying and securing thought leaders that can successfully communicate the message, educate them on what to look for, and help determine the weakest link, we can help our enterprises approach technology issues with a broader perspective and a sharper focus.” The Power of Social MediaBy using web and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue, social media creates an effective channel for individuals and groups of people to connect, interact, create, and share.With businesses constantly positioning to make news, build their brands, improve communications, and grow their customer base, companies are using email blasts and a plethora of platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to market their products and services. These powerful tools can have significant influence on awareness, acceptance, and behavior. They play an important role in marketing strategies and are a common vehicle used by many employees to network and communicate with one another. Unfortunately, these same resources are opening doors to data security issues.Finding the Weakest Link“When cyber criminals are looking for ways to breach our systems, the starting point to penetrate our information typically has nothing to do with the use of credit cards, even when that’s the information that they’re attempting to obtain,” said James Foster, founder and CEO of ZeroFOX. “But they have to get in somewhere. So what is the best way in? Attackers will look for the weakest link and a way in that exploits or manipulates the system at a point of vulnerability. They’ll often use tools that have mass adoption—even if it fails a thousand times, the one time it does work gets them in. They are looking for a more covert way to get into the system—one where they can feed on the user’s trust and delay detection. When you put it together, the easiest venue to leverage is social media.”In our push to get ahead in the competitive business world, Foster commented that information technologies must reap immediate benefits. As a result, the technology can be significantly ahead of the controls. “Security measures can lag behind three to five years,” he added. “A company’s number-one asset is its people. This is a common thread and a prime opportunity for access. Ninety percent or more of the malware is getting in through social media.”Foster went on to describe a simple scenario as an example. If a hacker wants to break into XYZ Company, they may create an online persona that mirrors the brand’s logo, verbiage, and marketing style. They build the false content using one of many social media platforms, along with a link that says “XYZ Company Rocks.” If an employee were to open the link, it can then open the door for the hacker to breach the company.While it may sound like a simple strategy, hackers have become experts at disguising their intentions—and it may only take one unsuspecting employee to be successful. Regrettably, this is only a single example of a problem with prospects only limited by the imagination and ingenuity of the hacker. This is the challenge, and only one of many data security issues that we can face.Defense in DepthSo, how do we combat these problems?“Unfortunately, existing plans are ninety percent reactive, which is like patching cracks in a dam with bubble gum.” Foster said. “There has to be a plan, a defense-in-depth strategy that proactively addresses data security.” In the information world, it’s about firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, two-factor authentication, and encryption. These defenses are layered to make them more resilient. But there has to be more. Our defenses must include a data breach policy and a partnership that effectively creates a unified team to combat these cyber threats. This involves a comprehensive approach that would include:A knowledgeable and educated team that communicates well and works togetherA diverse team that can provide different perspectives and offer comprehensive valueExpert external opinions that provide guidance and will objectively review the data breach policyAn adequate budgetPrivacy and compliance policiesA framework and foundation for governance“As retailers expand their offerings and push online services, internal and external policies, roles and synergies must be reevaluated, and a collaborative security strategy that includes loss prevention absolutely must be part of the conversation,” said Foster. “The success of the organization simply depends on it.”Building Bridges“When it comes to dealing with data security issues in the business world, there are basically two kinds of companies—those that have discovered that they’ve been breached, and those that have been breached and don’t know it.”The retail industry has become a primary target for malicious cyber crime, with both individuals and criminal networks trying to steal financial information, identity information, and credit card information. But issues have the potential of going even deeper. As demonstrated by recent news stories, there is even the potential for business strategies, processes, products, and other valued information to be targeted by nation-states seeking to pirate intellectual property and related business assets.“There are also many ways that these data breaches can occur,” said Brian White, who formerly led the global security services for The Chertoff Group. “That’s part of what makes it such a complex issue. Some methods are fairly unsophisticated, exploiting people’s natural inclination to trust others, for example. False emails may be sent to company employees, encouraging the employee to open a file or download a link that allows the criminal to back their way into the network and ultimately exposes the business to the intrusive malware—a process commonly referred to as ‘spear phishing.’ Other methods may be much more sophisticated, with the cyber criminals investing in any number of intricate tools that will allow you to hack into the system.”While such threats can never be eliminated entirely, a key aspect of any data breach policy is managing the potential risks. This involves understanding where your vulnerabilities may occur, what the potential consequences might be, and working together internally as a team to minimize those vulnerabilities. This is where retail must continue to build the bridges within our existing infrastructure.Throughout the retail environment, the LP and IT departments typically have different roles and responsibilities. Their functions within the organization are carved from distinctive stones, dissimilar in origin, structure, balance and purpose. In many ways, they even speak different languages. However, there is also common ground and a working relationship based upon shared tasks and accountabilities. It is this relationship that must continue to evolve.“When dealing with data risks in the retail environment, there’s increasingly a link back to the LP teams. The investigation function is particularly valuable, and a unified strategy only makes good sense. For our data security functions to be most effective, our professionals must be a collective enterprise,” said White. This requires a comprehensive approach:Recognizing our vulnerabilities to mitigate the risks. This may also include consulting with specialized professionals to establish controls, ascertain roles and responsibilities, and determine effective and efficient protocols.Increased communication and enhanced cooperation. This is a shared responsibility and must flow both ways. There must be shared perspectives and open channels to build these bridges.Additional training. Everyone responsible for protecting this information must have a strong awareness of the tools and the power of the data, along with the knowledge and skills to manage the risks.With the depth, magnitude, and global reach of several recent data breaches as well as the repercussions for the businesses and their brands, there is clearly greater awareness to the point that companies have become much more sensitive to the threat. But this awareness must be coupled with continuing education, proactive controls, and an actionable data breach policy.“Every company should start with the proactive assumption that their perimeters can and will be breached,” said White. There must be a layered data security defense that would include the following:Appropriate tagging and classifying of data based on importance and sensitivity.Robust policies and procedures that clearly identify security expectations.Strong password policies, network controls, and access controls to include third-party controls.Maintenance protocols and keeping software up-to-date.Appropriate education and awareness of the data breach policy to keep our teams current and informed.A quick and diligent response-and-recovery plan in the event of an intrusion.Continuing and persistent evaluation and updates as necessary and appropriate.Every organization must evaluate their risks and exposures and establish best practices based upon their specific business needs. However, that approach should not focus solely on compliance. What you really have to do is take an active, functional approach to the business, determine the risks, and then make informed, intelligent decisions based on the needs, vulnerabilities, and resources available to the organization.Perception versus RealityRecent data security attacks on retailers have focused the attention of the entire retail community on these cyber crimes, and all have an important connection in cyber security expert and noted blogger Brian Krebs. A journalist and investigative reporter who broke the news on several prominent data breaches, Krebs is best known for his coverage of profit-seeking cyber criminals. However, beyond his experience, it is his sharp instincts and insightful approach that help him stand apart. In 2014, he gave a presentation at the NRF loss prevention conference and shared some thoughts that should make all of us take notice.When it comes to protecting our critical information, Krebs stressed the concept of perception versus reality—how secure you actually are versus how secure that you think you are.“Most companies think that the automated tools that they have do a pretty good job at protecting them from these cyber attacks,” he said. “But where they really need to focus more of their data security budgets is on the people to help them interpret all of the stuff that’s being put out, and how to respond to it. Too many organizations spend way too much emphasis on the tools, and not enough on the people.”Reflecting on several of the incidents that have garnered his energy and attention, Krebs feels that companies typically have all of the information that they need to figure out that they’ve had a data breach, but no one is looking at and interpreting that information. He emphasized the importance of communication, teamwork, and talent. He then proposed the following model to guide those efforts:Identify and protect your soft spots—Determine what information that you feel is vital to protect.Know your enemy—Figure out who you’re likely to be targeted by and what information they want.Invest in talent—Too many organizations rely on automation for security rather than talent. Get smarter about how you spend your security dollars. For example, few companies have a chief information security officer (CISO). Invest in people and leadership.Look beyond compliance—A primary opportunity lies in a failure to act on information that has already been gathered.“For too many organizations, it takes a major data breach to get religion,” he says. Do we really need to experience another incident to find a common creed?When describing himself on his blog, Krebs reveals, “Much of my knowledge about computers and Internet security comes from having cultivated regular and direct access to some of the smartest and most clueful geeks on the planet.” Maybe we should all take his lead.Moving Forward with Your Data Breach PolicyData security is vital to the success of our businesses in many ways, and every retail professional has a responsibility to remain educated and informed. As the experts are quick to remind us, that means that we must take the steps to listen, as well as to be heard. We have to build partnerships as well as learning opportunities, and work together to find solutions. We must arm ourselves with information, and make swift and sound decisions when called upon. We have to expect the battles, and win the war.For many of us, this is new territory. For others, it is an opportunity to refocus and remind ourselves of the importance of communication, cooperation, and teamwork. For all of us, it is an essential message that we must always strive to learn, flex, and adapt. We have to look at our teams and our business in a new way. There is a new paradigm in retail, and we’d better step up to the plate.For more on this topic, see “The Challenges in Dealing with Data Breaches—A Cybersecurity Panel Discussion” from the 2014 Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) asset protection conference.This article was first published in 2014 and updated June 15, 2017. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
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The decade of 1990s truly belonged to music director duos. They dominated film music and were responsible for bringing back melody to Bollywood. They were Anand Miland, Nadeem Shravan and Jatin Lalit. Jatin Lalit were the fourth music duo after Husanlal Bhagat Ram, Kalyanji Anandji and Anand Miland – and like them, they were real brothers. Anand Miland were the sons of film composer Chitragupt. Nadeem Shravan had no connection in the industry while Jatin Lalit belonged to a famous music Gharana. They were born to Pandit Tej Narayan of Mewati Gharana in the village Pili Mandori in Hisar, Haryana. The doyen of Mewati Gharana is legendary Pt. Jasraj – he is the brother of Tej Narayan and uncle of Jatin Lalit. Also Read – Torpedoing BengalPandit Tej Narayan had a large family of four sons and three daughters. He would train his children, except his youngest son Lalit. He wanted him to study and do something else, rather than making a career in singing. Lalit’s elder brothers Mandhir and Jatin were trained by their father as were his two daughters Sulakshna and Vijeta Pandit, who became actor-singers and acted in several Jubilee films. Vijeta Pandit was the poster girl of 1980s along with Kumar Gaurav (son of Rajendra ‘Jubilee’ Kumar). Vijeta Pandit later got married to music composer Adesh Srivastava, who gave several hit numbers like Haathon mein aa gaya jo kal rummal apka (Kumar Sanu) in the film Aao Pyaar Karen (1994), Kya ada kya jalwa tere paro (Udit Narayan) in Shastra (1996), the eponymous title song of Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya (Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar and Udit Narayan, 1997) to mention a few. Sadly, his career ended with his sudden demise after a cardiac attack. Also Read – Educational model of coexistenceLalit Pandit had finished his board exams from Panchgani and came back to Bombay. After seeing the successful career of his brothers and sisters, Lalit decided to opt for music. He learned music from Pyaralal of Laxmikant Pyarelal fame. Jatin had already given music in some films with his elder brother Mandhir. When he saw his brother’s growing interest in music they formed a team and started working as Jatin Lalit.Jatin Lalit made their debut with film Yaara Dildara in 1991, starring Aasif Seikh and Ruchika Pandey. It was a low budget film with one dulcet number Bin tere sanam (Udit Narayan/Kavita Krishnamurthy). With their debut film, the duo went on to become melody composers with Anand Miland and Nadeem Shravan. Jatin Lalit were greatly inspired by composer R D Burman and started attending all rehearsals and recordings of Panchamda. They were so enamoured by Panchamda that often, they would go attend the shooting where Pancham songs were being picturised. They got to face the camera in Yaadon ki Baaraat of producer-director Nasir Hussain. They were seen with Aamir Khan as child artist in the song sequence of Yaadon ki Baaraat nikli hai aaj (Lata Mangeshkar/Padmini Kolhapure/Sushma Shrestha) in 1973. The duo was also seen in Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander in the song sequence Hum se hai sara jahan (Sadhna Sargam/Jatin Pandit) in 1992. In the scene, Jatin was seen singing a song with a girl while Lalit was playing the bass guitar! Jatin Lalit came on the scene with film Khiladi in 1992 starring Akshay Kumar, Deepak Tijori and Ayesha Julkha. The hit numbers of Khiladi were Wada raha sanam (Abhijeet/ Alka Yagnik). Mansoor Khan of Qamayat Se Qamayat fame was fascinated by the background score so much that he signed Jatin Lalit for his next film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander in (1992) starring Aamir Khan and Ayesha Julkha. The music was immensely liked by younger generations and its most iconic number was Pehla nasha (Udit Narayan/ Sadhna Sargam). With this song, Jatin Lalit started getting offers from big banners. In the same year, they scored music for Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. The film was produced by G P Sippy and Vivek Waswani (co-producer) and directed by Aziz Mirza. The film was a romantic comedy starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Nana Patekar and Amrita Singh. It earned great commercial success in the box office. The numbers which became popular were title track Raju ban gaya gentleman (Kumar Sanu, Jolly Mukherjee, Sudesh Bhonsle and Sadhna Sargam), Kya hua….dekho isko laveria hua (Kumar Sanu, Jolly Mukharjee and Alka Yagnik) and Tu mere saath saath (Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik). The film was released in Japan in 1997 giving a great boost to the Hindi film industry. After hits like Khiladi, Jo Jeeta Wahi Shikandar and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Jatn Lalit never looked back. Witnessing the popularity of this duo, Yash Raj Banner invited them to score music for their film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1996) starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. It was the debut film of Yash Chopra’s elder son Aditya Chopra as director. The film broke all records and ran for six years in a single theatre in Bombay. Yash Chopra also gave a break to music duo Shiv Hari (Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, the santoor maestro and Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, the greatest flutist in our time). Shiv Hari made best use of the pahari style of music in Yash Raj’s films. Jatin Lalit gave another twist to the Pahari style in numbers like Tujhe dekha to ye jana sanam (Kumar Sanu, Lata), Ho gaya hai tujhko to pyaar sajna (Lata, Udit Narayan) which became the most iconic romantic numbers of the film. Zara sa jhoom lun main (Asha, Abhijeet) and Mere khwabon mein jo aayein had the rhythmic pattern of their role model R D Burman. Jatin Lalit also composed hit wedding songs in Mehndi laga ke rakhna (Lata, Udit Narayan) and Ghar aa jaa pardesi (Pamela Chopra, Manjeet Kaur and Chorus). Melodious numbers of Jatin Lalit were most popular in that decade. They never compromised with the quality of music. In the 1990s they became the most sought after composers for melodies. They gave music in nearly 70 films with some celebrating jubilees with their unforgettable melodies. Some of these were Fareb (1996) starring Faraaz Khan, Suman Rangnathan and Milind Gunagi and its number Ye teri aankhen jhuki jhuki (Abhijeet), Aankhon se dil mein utarke and Pyaar ka pehla pehla (Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik). There was also Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) starring Salman Khan, Nana Patekar and Manisha Koirala which had iconic numbers, Bahon ke darmiyan (Alka, Hariharan) and Aaj mein uper asman neeche (Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu). Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) starring Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Kajol was another hit, particularly its song O o jane jana (Kamaal Khan) and Deewana mein chala (Udit Narayan). Their next musical Ghulam (1998) starring Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee had the carefree peppy number Aati kya khandala (Aamir Khan, Alka Yagnik), Aankhon se tune ye kya keh diya (Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik). Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) Karan Johar’s debut film as director starring Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee is remembered as an icon. Its songs Kuch kuch hota hai (Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik), Koi mil gaya (Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnuk, Udit Narayan), Sajanji ghar aaye (Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu) and Ladki badi anjani hai(Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik) became very popular but sadly they couldn’t create the same magic touch. Their next hit was Sarfarosh (1999) starring Aamir Khan and Sonali Bendre. It had a qawwali style number Zindagi maut na ban jaye (Roop Kumar Rathore, Sonu Nigam) and the heartfelt ghazal, Hoshwalon ko khabar kya (Jagjit Singh); it also had Is deewane ladke ko (Alka Yagnik, Aamir Khan) and Jo haal dil ka (Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik). Jatin Lalit went on giving musical hits in the new millennium also. Their hits were Yash Chopra’s Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Hum Tum (2004) and Fanaa (2006). Mohabbatein starring Amitabh Bachahan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had haunting melodies Humko humise se chura lo and Zinda rahti hai unki mohabbatein (Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan). Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was a multistarrer directed by Karan Johar. Its star cast included Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan. They gave number of hits such as title track Kabhi khushi kabhie gham (Lata Mangeshkar), Bole chudiyan (Kavita Karishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Amit Kumar) and Ye ladka hai allah (Alka, Udit Narayan). Hum Tum starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee witnessed a new style of singing in Ladki kyun… (Shaan, Alka Yagnik) composed by this maverick duo but its soft notes number Sanson ko sanson me (Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik) became extremely popular. Fanaa had seven numbers composed by Jatin Lalit but the songs Chand Sifarish (Shaan/Kailash Kher) and Mere haath mein (Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sulaiman Merchant, Kajol, Aamir Khan) were the most popular. Fanaa was the last film which carried the credits of Jatin Lalit. Their partnership came apart after this movie and they decided to work separately. Jatin Lalit were nominated 11 times for the Filmfare. Although their films got several awards in various categories they were unlucky to never win a single trophy for their music. Lalit Pandit was asked by Arbaaz Khan to compose an item number for his film Dabangg starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. This iconic song Munni badnaam hui was sung by Mamta Sharma and Aishwarya, both of who were discovered by Lalit Pandit. This number became a smashing hit in 2010. The song was also written by Lalit himself and won him several awards as a lyricist-composer.
Heading into college football’s conference championship week, we knew three schools (Alabama, Clemson and Washington) could basically punch tickets to the College Football Playoff with victories in their respective conference title games. The only real questions involved what would happen in the event of an upset or two — and, just as important, what the selection committee would do with Ohio State. The Buckeyes ranked second in the committee’s rankings going into the week, but they also weren’t playing in the Big Ten championship game. How the committee handled that dilemma would in effect be a referendum on the value of a conference championship in the CFP era.The upsets never really came. Although Virginia Tech gave Clemson a fight, the Hokies ultimately succumbed to the Tigers in the ACC championship by a touchdown. Washington, meanwhile, routed Colorado 41-10 in Friday night’s Pac-12 title game, and Alabama secured the greatest peak Elo rating by a college football team in the last 80 years when they crushed Florida 54-16 to win the SEC. The only real drama came from an upset victory in the Big Ten championship for Penn State, which could build a case around beating Ohio State earlier in the season.For what it was worth, our CFP projection model thought there was very little chance the committee would jettison the one-loss Buckeyes in favor of the two-loss Nittany Lions, even after we made a tweak that placed extra emphasis on head-to-head results. Yes, the committee once dropped a team that won its final game by 52 points (TCU) from third to sixth when they reshuffled the field for their final rankings. But the model still said there was only a 13 percent probability that Penn State would bump Ohio State this year.1Our model output from Dec. 3 showed Ohio State with an 87 percent chance of being selected, so the rest of Penn State’s probability must have come from the (extremely remote) possibility that they’d bump one of the other three teams in the top four.And, sure enough, the CFP committee went with the Buckeyes. On Sunday, it produced a final four of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington, the semifinals of which will be sorted out on New Year’s Eve.Although Penn State was understandably frustrated by the decision, it would have been difficult to justify taking the Lions over the Buckeyes. Ohio State was a consensus No. 2 in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls, as well as most statistical rankings, including ESPN’s Football Power Index and Strength of Record metric. Undefeated Alabama is clearly the nation’s best team — quite possibly the best in college football history, in fact — but Ohio State is an obvious No. 2 by most measures. We can always debate the eternal question of whether the CFP should reward the best team or the “most deserving” one, but in the end the committee took the team that had the more dominating season against the tougher schedule, just as it usually does.So, now that we have a final four, who will win? From here on out, our model no longer has to forecast the committee’s decision making, so it’s all about what ESPN’s Football Power Index predicts. The FPI sees Alabama as 64 percent favorites to beat Washington in the Peach Bowl (which, we should also note, is held in Atlanta — far closer to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, than to Seattle), and it gives Ohio State a 55 percent chance of knocking off Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.Overall, that works out to a 39 percent chance of yet another Alabama national title — it would be the school’s fifth in the last eight seasons under coach Nick Saban — though the rest of the field is still more likely to upset ’Bama than not. If the Crimson Tide beat the Huskies, Alabama’s title odds would rise to 62 percent; if Washington pulls the upset, the CFP championship would basically be a coin flip no matter who wins in Clemson-OSU.But that’s all about a month away. There’s still plenty of college football to consume between now and then, including Army-Navy next week, the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Dec. 10, and about a trillion bowl games (which I mostly enjoy, even if they often lose money and feature increasingly poor teams). For college fans, the most wonderful time of the year is just beginning.CORRECTION (Dec. 6, 7:30 a.m.): A previous version of this article misstated TCU’s final 2014 College Football Playoff ranking. TCU dropped to sixth place in the final week, not to fifth.
Ohio State junior forward Claudia Kepler (24) controls the puck during a game against Bemidji State University on Nov. 6 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Eileen McClory | Senior Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s ice hockey team is still searching for consistency after losing both games in its weekend series to Bemidji State, falling to 4-6-0 on the season.On Friday, the Buckeyes lost 2-1 despite outshooting the Beavers 22-17 in what turned out to be a stifling defensive game. Freshman forward Dana Rasmussen scored the lone goal for OSU. Senior Hannah Moher and sophomore Bailey Wright scored for the Beavers.On Saturday, the third period began tied 1-1 with the Buckeyes leading in shots 27-14. But two goals late in the third period gave Bemidji State the victory and the series sweep.“I think for the most part we controlled both the games. I thought we outplayed them for the majority of the game,” OSU coach Jenny Potter said. “I think there were just a few times that our players broke down mentally.” Bemidji State junior goaltender Brittni Mowat started both games for the Beavers, allowing just two goals on the weekend despite facing a combined 55 shots in the two games.“Bemidji has a great team, but they’re not invincible. We had plenty of scoring opportunities, plenty of chances, our team needs to learn how to bury them,” Potter said.Redshirt freshman Alex LaMere started both games in goal for the Buckeyes, turning away all but three shots on the weekend, while going through long stretches of quiet net play. With the lull in opportunities to save shots, LaMere said she just tries to stay locked in.“It’s definitely a mental game at that point, you just have to keep sharp on your edges,” LaMere said.The second game opened with the Buckeyes holding an 8-1 shot advantage, but the team believed the tempo of the game picked up considerably as it wore on. LaMere said she thinks the defense was able to keep pace with the Beavers’ attack. “Our defensive zone has come a really long way,” LaMere said. “(The skaters) stick with your girl, if we can play five-on-five that way we’ll be just fine.”LaMere expressed no frustration in having sit through a quiet first half of play before a run of fast-paced play in the final 30 minutes.“Yesterday we saw a lot of the same thing as today, it started off slower and then the pace picked up, from a goalie’s standpoint. (We) just have to keep moving and keep in the game,” LaMere said.Bemidji State entered the weekend series with one of the top ranked defenses in all of college hockey, however, OSU expressed frustration at the opportunities missed having outshot the Beavers in both games.“I guess they’re learning the hard way,” Potter said. “It can be frustrating as a coach, but it’s the learning process they’re going through.”Senior forward Kendall Curtis, who scored the lone OSU goal on Saturday, voiced her irritation with the lack of offensive results, but she said she believes in the team’s system.“Sometimes it can get frustrating, but we what want to focus on is getting new looks and how to create new offense, that was our focus,” Curtis said.Curtis’ goal was the product of strong communication and game planning with her linemates: sophomore Julianna Iafallo and junior Claudia Kepler.“We really know our roles,” Curtis said. “We know that the best way for us to operate is by playing with some giddy-up, winning battles, keeping it simple, keeping our feet moving.”Curtis, who earlier this week was named an alternate captain, said she thinks the play of her line is important to the success of the program, which is struggling to score with only 22 goals in its first 10 games.“The giddy-up we bring to the ice every shift is really important,” Curtis said. “We know that.”The Buckeyes are set to begin a five-game road swing when they travel to face North Dakota in Grand Forks for a weekend series on Nov. 14 and 15.
Ohio State celebrates after junior forward Dakota Joshua’s goal in the second period of the Buckeyes’ 1-1 draw against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Oct. 13. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsOhio State (1-1-2) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (0-0-2) fought to another 1-1 tie — the second in as many days — with the Buckeyes once again winning in the shootout after the tie had been decided.RPI jumped on the Buckeyes early with a goal less than a minute into the game, but Ohio State tied the game up at one early in the second period. The battle between the pipes of the two goalies raged on the rest of the night as both teams failed to send a puck behind either netminder until the shootout. The Buckeyes were forced to play comeback hockey early on, but Ohio State junior forward John Wiitala said the team stayed true to their normal game.“I don’t think it changes anything,” Wiitala said. “I think we always try to stick to our game plan, whether that’s up by five goals or down by five, it’s the same game plan throughout.”The scoring started early for the Engineers with a goal by junior forward Evan Tironese just 56 seconds into the first period. Freshman forward Troy York fed a pass to the back post for an easy tip-in by Tironese that redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo had no chance at stopping, giving RPI an early 1-0 lead.The Buckeyes couldn’t find the back of the net in the first, then quickly knotted the score at one in the second period on a goal by senior forward Christian Lampasso. Wiitala tipped the puck away from the RPI defender, and senior forward Luke Stork found Lampasso wide open in the slot, giving Lampasso an opportunity to bury the shot past junior goalie Chase Perry.“[Wiitala] just made a great play,” Stork said. “He back checked the puck really well and it just happened to come back on my stick, and I looked up and saw [Lampasso] wide open in the middle, and he put it away.”Much like the previous night’s game, Romeo and Perry faced off in a goalie battle for much of this contest. The first big save came on the Ohio State end, as Romeo stuffed sophomore forward Jacob Hayhurst on a wide open shot in the slot.Not to be outdone, Perry held strong on a tough Wiitala shot with an incredible save with six minutes to go in the third period. Perry would end the game with 27 saves, Romeo had 22.“[Romeo] got the game puck again tonight, head coach Steve Rohlik said. “At the end of the day you’re always as good as your goaltending, and certainly he was a backbone again tonight.”The game headed into overtime deadlocked at one, with neither team able to create much momentum in the third period. Ohio State led in shots 27-20 going into the extra frame.Stork created a strong chance early in the overtime, but Perry tracked the shot down with a kick save on his right pad. Junior forward Dakota Joshua had an opportunity off a pass from junior forward Brendon Kearney, but the shot went wide.RPI’s greatest chance came on a breakaway by sophomore forward Patrick Polino, but his shot went wide with under a minute to go in the overtime.The game went to a shootout where the Buckeyes won on a goal by sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski. Romeo made all three saves to secure another shootout victory. Shootouts are not counted in the standings for non-conference opponents in collegiate hockey, so the game went down as a 1-1 tie for both teams.Ohio State continued to struggle on the power play, as their 0-for-3 tally in the game moves them to 0-for-20 on the season with a man advantage.“It’s a work in progress right now,” Rohlik said. “We’re going to have to keep tweaking it before we find the right combinations.”The Buckeyes travel to play a pair of road games against University of Massachusetts Amherst. The games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and at 8 p.m Saturday.
Posted: February 25, 2019 San Marcos Mayor shares priorities of the city KUSI Newsroom February 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, visited Good Morning San Diego to discuss her priorities for San Marcos.Mayor Jones discussed The City’s Recent achievements including a crime rate drop by 19 percent, above average San Marcos Fire Department response times, maintaining and improving city infrastructure, two new bridges to break ground this fall, a balanced budget of nearly $70 million, and an increase in number of local businesses.Also the recently elected City Council will be participating in a goal-setting workshop in March to define priorities for the next four years.For more information about the San Marcos city government click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
The Kenai City Council will review the mini-grant application during their meeting on July 5, when an ordinance appropriating the CFK-ENSTAR Grant will also be introduced. His application was selected by ENSTAR and CFK staff on June 20 to receive $2,000. Riley also applied for a $500 City of Kenai mini-grant. CFK asks Kenai Peninsula high school students to answer the question, ‘What can I do, invent, or create to better care for the environment on the Kenai Peninsula, or to help improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?’