Dangal wins Best Asian Film award at AACTA

first_imgMelbourne, Dec 6 (PTI) “Dangal” was unanimously chosen the Best Asian Film at the seventh Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who served as one of the jury members on the panel, led by Hollywood star Russell Crowe, for this years inaugural category, took to Twitter to laud the films team.”Dangal wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe chairman of the jury. It was a unanimous decision,” wrote Azmi, alongside a selfie with the Oscar-winning actor.The Nitesh Kumar-directed sports drama was based on the life of Haryana wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his daughters. The film starred Aamir Khan as Phogat with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the adult version professional wrestlers Geeta and Babita.Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar portrayed the younger version of the Phogat sisters with Sakshi Tanwar as their mother.Besides “Dangal”, “Pink” and Marathi film “Kasav: Turtle” were among the nine films which were nominated for the inaugural AACTA Best Asian Film award.Actor Anupam Kher also served as a jury member on the panel.The AACTA Awards ceremony took place in Sydney. PTI RDS RDSlast_img read more

8 Gadgets to Green Your Office

first_img 2 min read Product:SoyPrintPrice: $60 to $199How it saves: Now available for office printing, soy-based toners are recyclable, nontoxic and free of petroleum products. SoyPrint is compatible with Hewlett-Packard business printers and Canon fax machines, and it makes paper easier to recycle or even compost. SoyPrint toners for other brands are expected to roll out this month.Product:Western Digital Caviar GreenPower Hard DrivePrice: Starting at $70How it saves: Reduce power use and increase energy efficiency with GreenPower hard drives, which are quieter and cooler than their counterparts. These drives save 4 watts to 5 watts per year compared to standard drives.Product:LED LightsPrice: $220How it saves: Powered by Brillia LED modules, these lights use 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and 30 percent less than fluorescents. They also last longer and emit very little heat.Product:Encore Electronics Thin ClientPrice: $110How it saves: Reduce the power you use while computing by having multiple workers share a PC or server’s computing power. One PC can power about 10 Thin Clients; one server can power about 30. A Thin Client uses only 5 watts to 10 watts a year, whereas a desktop uses about 350 watts.Product:Solio Magnesium Edition Hybrid ChargerPrice: $170How it saves: This solar- and wall-powered portable charger has a USB input for devices like iPhones, and comes with a set of Universal iGo tips to connect to various phones. One hour of sun will give you 20 minutes of talk time, and its battery stores a charge for up to a year.Product:Critical Links EdgeBoxPrice: Starting at $2,500How it saves: Replace four to six standalone communications devices with this small box that consolidates your phone system, e-mail server, web server, fax, security, VPN, data storage and more. It saves materials and power, and can be scaled from 10 to 300 employees.Product:Dell OptiPlex 960 Desktop Energy EfficientPrice: Starting at $863How it saves: This PC’s energy-saving features let you use 43 percent less power than the previous model. Dell uses at least 10 percent post-consumer recycled plastic on the compact structure and up to 89 percent recyclable packaging. The desktop also has optional QuietKit technology to reduce noise by 60 percent.Product:Occupancy Motion Sensor Llight SwitchesPrice: $18 to $62How it saves: Don’t waste electricity by leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms. With simple-to-install infrared occupancy detectors, you won’t have to worry about anyone forgetting to flip the switch. This story appears in the March 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global February 13, 2009 Register Now »last_img read more