The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Depending on where you are in the country — or the world, really — you may have different opinions of coleslaw. Maybe you’re in New Jersey, where coleslaw is almost always served in diners in a tiny cup with a fat pickle spear resting on top while the cabbage and minuscule carrot pieces swim in a generic white sauce. Or maybe you’re in the Deep South, where slaw is a necessary component of any proper barbecue meal. Or heck, maybe you’re reading this from Germany and your krautsalat is made with oil and vinegar and served as a side to a nice wurst.No matter where you come from or what you’ve previously known about or thought of slaw, throw it out. It doesn’t matter anymore. This recipe is the single greatest coleslaw recipe we’ve come across and you will want to put it on literally everything.Why, you ask, is this slaw — which was created by chef Matt Bolus at Gertie’s in Nashville (the new bar at The 404 Kitchen) — the best ever? I’ve got four words for you.Bourbon and brown butter.Could it get any better?Well, more bourbon, sure, but it’s just as easy to put that bourbon in a glass. (Need some suggestions? Why not try this bourbon. Or check out this one.)At Gertie’s, Bolus’ goal was to create the ultimate menu for a chef’s night out. He wanted to have food that was perfect for drinking. With items like Tater Tot Poutine and a Benton’s Ham plate, it’s safe to say Bolus accomplished that. The slaw you see below will be served at Gertie’s on the Smoked Bologna Sandwich.Bourbon Brown Butter Slaw 1 head cabbage4 green onions2 carrots1 clove garlic2 cup mayonnaise1 tbsp bourbon2 tbsp lemon juice2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.5 cup melted (but not hot) brown butterKosher salt to tasteBlack pepper to tasteMethod: Shred cabbage and carrots. Mix together. Finely slice the green onions (use the entire onion) and mix into the cabbage carrot mixture. In a food processor, pulse the garlic to mince up. Add the mayonnaise, lemon, apple cider vinegar, and bourbon; process until the combination is smooth. While the food processor is still running, slowly drizzle the brown butter in until the mixture is completely emulsified. Adjust the seasoning with kosher salt and black pepper. Dress the shredded cabbage, carrots, and green onions to desired amount. Editors’ Recommendations How to Cook Steak in the Oven How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish
Germany initiates move at EU to list Masood Azhar as global terroristGermany initiates move at EU to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist
October 12, 2019October 12, 2019
New Delhi: Germany has initiated a move at the European Union to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, days after China blocked a bid at the United Nations to ban him, diplomatic sources said. They said Germany was in touch with several member-nations of the European Union to list Azhar as a terrorist which will result in his travel ban as well as freezing of his assets in the 28-country bloc. Germany has floated a proposal to ban Azhar by the European Union, but no resolution on the issue has been moved yet, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details They said all 28 member-countries of the European Union will have to support the move to ban the Pakistan-based terrorist as the bloc decides on such issues under the principle of consensus. On March 15, France imposed financial sanctions on Azhar and said it will work with its European partners to put the JeM chief’s name on the EU list of persons and entities involved in terrorist acts. The decision by France came two days after China put a hold on a fresh move to designate Azhar a global terrorist by the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UNSC was moved by France, the UK and the US, in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. JeM had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack. Fourteen out of the 15 members of the UN Security Council supported the proposal, but China was the only country which did not go with the move.
Ilyas El Omari Officials Including Myself Should Be Held Accountable forIlyas El Omari Officials Including Myself Should Be Held Accountable for
October 12, 2019October 12, 2019
By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Ilyas El Omari, president of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, has described the ongoing protests in the Rif region as “legitimate,” and is calling for officials to be held accountable for the delay in the execution of projects launched by King Mohammed VI for the area.“Minister of Justice should order the Public Prosecution to listen to all and hold them accountable, including myself, for failing to fulfill Al Hociema’s projects signed in front of the king,” he was quoted by Hespress as saying. He called for accountability on the part of all who have neglected the rights and demands of Al Hociema protesters and added that he is ready to be held accountable if necessary.El Omari said that, as the head of the region, “these protests have not taken him by surprise, but have made him more familiar with the province of Al Hoceima, and the types of solutions needed to end the current crisis.”According to the same source, El Omari said that Knowing things begins with telling the truth publicly. He added that Al Hoceima Province has a specificity and historical legacy as well as an accumulation of social issues which can not be wiped out.“As there have been shortcomings accumulated over 60 years, we must start working on the accumulation of achievements.”Over the past few weeks, Al Hoceima protesters have been urging the government to respond to a set of demands including a cancer hospital, a university and the end of what they call the “militarization of the region,” referring to the 1958 decree declaring Rif a military region.Mustapha El Khalfi, Delegate Minister to the Head of Government for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, said in May that the insistence on promoting Al Hoceima is a military zone does not rest on a legal basis.He explained that the 1958 decree was superseded by another one in 1959 on the administrative division of Morocco into 19 provinces, including Al Hoceima.El Omari said, however, that the government should come out with an official communique and not just “inconsistent and unconvincing statements.”He said that the truth should be revealed on the militarization controversy, adding that people have a right to know whether or not the decree still exists.“It was necessary for the Head of the Government (Saad Eddine El Othmani) to tell the truth to protesters,” he added.The Al Hoceima native said that ground for the cancer hospital construction was broken in 2003 by King Mohammed VI himself and was opened in 2008, despite a lack of equipments. He added that the region has intervened and paid for the necessary equipments, which has not yet found its way to the hospital.El Omari also talked about the Menarat Al-Mutawasat project, which was launched by king Mohammed Vi in 2015.El Omari has provided the project with the sums set aside for it, saying that MAD 6 billion have been offered for the project. “Al Hociema had been expecting to benefit from more than MAD 300 billion by 2016.”El Omari also mentioned that different ministries, including the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Equipment and Transport, pledged huge sums of money to accelerate the execution of this project.“If these ministries contributed with the promised billions and launched projects in 2015, these protesters will then find job opportunities and Mouhcine Fikri could have found a job with more dignity.”Mouhcine Fikri was the local fishmonger whose death in October 2016, while attempting to retrieve his confiscated merchandize from a garbage truck, triggered a massive wave of protests in the Rif region and all of Morocco.Demonstrations in the region have continued since then.
After visit to Myanmar UN envoy confirms parties commitment to reconcileAfter visit to Myanmar UN envoy confirms parties commitment to reconcile
October 6, 2019October 6, 2019
Ambassador Razali Ismail, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for Myanmar, concluded on Thursday a four-day mission aimed at facilitating national reconciliation and the democratization process in Myanmar.During his stay in Yangon, Ambassador Razali met with leaders of the Government, including Lt-Gen. Khin Nyunt, Secretary of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), and Foreign Minister Win Aung, a UN spokesman said in New York.Ambassador Razali also met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior NLD leaders, including Chairman Aung Shwe and Vice Chairman Tin Oo, who were released from house arrest last Sunday, as well as ethnic group representatives.The Envoy will report the results of his mission to the Secretary-General when he visits New York in September.
MPs demand BBC apologise for allowing exLabour staff member to question ToryMPs demand BBC apologise for allowing exLabour staff member to question Tory
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
His comments were echoed by Michael Fabricant MP, who said: “This is appalling. The BBC should apologise.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Aman Thakar with Sadiq KhanCredit:Facebook Tory MPs have demanded that the BBC apologise after it knowingly allowed an ex-Labour staff member to question the leadership candidates in Tuesday’s television debate.The broadcaster was last night facing a widespread backlash after it emerged that Aman Thakar, one of the participants selected for the event, previously worked for Labour’s complaints department.Compounding matters, Mr Thakar, a self-declared “democratic socialist”, was last night suspended from his current job as a solicitor at Leigh Day, with the law firm confirming it had launched an investigation into a “tweet which we are taking very seriously”.It is understood that the offending post, published in February this year, said: “Hitler’s abuse of the term nationalism is, to me a nationalist, the most harmful part of his legacy.”However, Mr Thakar has told The Telegraph that he was in fact satirising a right-wing US activist who was widely criticised last year over her comments about Hitler and nationalism. His question is one frequently asked in the House of Commons by Jeremy Corbyn, who considers forcing a general election to be Labour Party’s main priority.Approached for comment, a BBC source admitted they had been aware of Mr Thakar’s past employment but insisted that “past political affiliations” were not a “barrier” to taking part.Pressed on why the candidates and viewers were not told about his background, they added that the BBC had chosen not to declare background information on any of the participants.Speaking to The Daily Telegraph last night, former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith accused the corporation of allowing Mr Thakar to act as a mouthpiece for Mr Corbyn.“I am shocked yet again by the BBC’s failure to get balance or to do due diligence on those who took part in the show asking questions,” he added.“Bearing in mind this election is aimed at Conservative members, its astonishing that they allowed members of the Labour Party to take part.“This smacks of a deliberate attempt to give the Labour Party an opportunity to damage the leadership process. I think the BBC should explain why they were so sloppy or why they deliberately did this.” Despite knowing that Mr Thakar had worked for Labour, the BBC allowed him to question the five Tory leadership hopefuls without disclosing his political background.Introduced by presenter Emily Maitlis, Mr Thakar told the candidates they would have “no mandate from the people” and should “do the right thing and call a general election”. Aman Thakar with Emily ThornberryCredit:Facebook A senior aide to one of the leadership contenders added that the BBC had made a “big strategic error” and would now pay the price by missing out on the “jewel in the crown” – a televised debate between the final two candidates.Mr Thakar previously worked as a legal assistant to Labour’s general secretary and in May 2018 stood as a council candidate for the party in Southwark during the local elections.According to documents published on the Law Society website, he joined Leigh Day as an assistant in September.A BBC Spokesperson said: “Last night’s debate saw, for the first time, all the remaining prime ministerial candidates put on the spot, answering a range of public questions. A background in politics doesn’t disqualify anyone from taking part in a debate show. Last night’s questioners held a range of political views and we did not specify these views nor their backgrounds although some chose to do so themselves.“The last questioner on the debate is a solicitor who was seconded by his law firm to the Labour Party in the past, rather than being a Labour ‘staffer’. He is a Labour supporter and once stood as a councillor.”
TV ad promoting safe cycling banned for showing cyclist without a helmetTV ad promoting safe cycling banned for showing cyclist without a helmet
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
We told Cycling Scotland that any future ads featuring cyclists should be shown wearing helmets and placed in the most suitable cycling position.We can’t help but think that seems a little… obvious. Source: PegaseBuzzFirst look: Italia ’90 fever hits the new series of Moone Boy>9 times George Clooney’s AMA proved he’s the smoothest man in Hollywood> A SCOTTISH TELEVISION ad promoting safe cycling has been banned after complaints the it featured a cyclist without a helmet cycling down the middle of the road.The Advertising Standards Authority deemed the ad inappropriate, despite protests from Cycling Scotland who were responsible for the ad. According to Cycling Scotland, the fact that wearing a helmet is not a legal requirement in Scotland was reflected in the ad, as they featured both cyclists with and without helmets.The ASA banned the ad in its current form, also saying:
Finding love or lust in 4 minutes The science of speed datingFinding love or lust in 4 minutes The science of speed dating
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
Republished with permission from Greatist.comBEFORE THE RISE of online dating websites and back in the days when scoring our friends didn’t require a Facebook account, there was speed dating.Essentially, a session of straight speed dating involves a group of women sitting around at tables in a circle and a group of men who rotate around them. Everyone gets a chance to meet (and flirt); and successful pairings are given contact info to try their luck in the real world.Speed dating is useful for obvious reasons, like sharing horror stories about the other participants. But, for two researchers at Stanford university in the US, speed dating also provides rich material for analysing the science behind romance and attraction. According to their findings, there are a few key elements of the standard four-minute speed date that consistently predict whether two people will hit it off or head for the hills — even outside of the speed-dating arena. Some of the results are a no-brainer (women like men who are interested in them), while others are less intuitive (who knew asking too many questions was a faux pas?).What’s the deal? Researchers recruited graduate students from an “elite private American university” to take part in a series of speed dating sessions. Everyone participated just once, and all students were promised the contact information of anyone they matched with. The daters wore audio recorders during their four-minute interviews (so no lewd comments, please!). In the end, researchers ended up accumulating transcripts of 1,100 dates. All daters also filled out surveys about their demographic, personal interests, and dating experience.After analyzing all the data, the scientists came to the conclusion that there are certain key factors that predict whether couples “clicked.” Perhaps surprisingly, men and women usually said they clicked when their conversations were mostly about the women. Less shocking, women were more likely to say they connected with men who used appreciative language (“That’s great!”) and who interrupted them — but only as a way to show understanding and engagement (“Exactly”).And for those who think it’s a good idea to ask a gazillion questions about where their partner grew up and the name of his or her childhood pet, think again: Asking questions usually signalled a lack of connection, probably because women felt that they had to act curious in order to keep a boring conversation going. Signs of a good conversation were subtler, like varying one’s speech to get louder and softer.Why it mattersSome previous research on speed dating and first encounters has found that physical attractiveness pretty much determines whether two people are initially into each other. But this new study adds to a growing body of research suggesting there are other factors, aside from a pretty face, that predict whether two people click. For example, one study found that speed-dating couples with similar speaking styles were more likely to report a mutual connection.What seems pretty clear from all the research is that speed dating isn’t just waffle In general, people are pretty quick to determine whether they like each other. (Four minutes might be pushing it, though, since some research suggests it takes 20 minutes for people to decide whether they want a second date.) And first impressions may be more important for men than for women. In one survey, one in five men said they’d experienced love at first sight, while only one in 10 women said the same.Still, the researchers’ findings aren’t meant to be rules for how to interact on a first date. Instead, they’re observations about the factors that contribute to romantic chemistry. When on a first date — or, really, in any situation — it’s probably best to just be yourself. There’s no use faking a connection: If you don’t click with your potential mate, you probably wouldn’t want to be in a relationship with them anyway.Ever been speed dating? How did it go? Let us know in the commentsRead: 16 foolproof ways to make a workout fly by > Read: How to manage workplace stress >
Four leaf dropoff sites set to open next month in Clark CountyFour leaf dropoff sites set to open next month in Clark County
September 19, 2019September 19, 2019
Residents can bring leaves for free disposal at any one of four drop-off sites this year.The fall leaf coupon program, managed by the city of Vancouver and Clark County Public Works, aims to reduce leaves that clog stormwater drains and cause flooding.Coupons are good between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. Up to 5 cubic yards can be disposed for free. Disposal of branches and other yard debris, however, is not free. Usual rates apply.Coupons are available in the Waste Connections recycling newsletter, which is sent to all Clark County households, or online at cityofvancouver.us/solidwaste or clark.wa.gov/public-works/leaf-disposal.Coupons are also available at Vancouver City Hall, city of Vancouver Utility Services and other city offices.Vancouver homeowners are responsible for managing leaves from their trees. The city does not pick up leaves or offer a fee service to remove fallen leaves. It is unlawful to blow or rake leaves into the street.Leaves are accepted at H&H Wood Recyclers, McFarlane’s Bark, Triangle Resources and West Van Materials Recovery Center. Each location sets its own hours.
Ince Solskjaer hasnt done anything special at Man UnitedInce Solskjaer hasnt done anything special at Man United
September 18, 2019September 18, 2019
Ex-Manchester United star Paul Ince believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record start as interim coach has been overpraisedSince replacing the fired Jose Mourinho last month, Solskjaer has collected six wins in a row following Sunday’s 1-0 triumph over Tottenham at Wembley.The result also enabled Solskjaer to break the legendary Sir Matt Busby’s 73-year-old record of five wins in his opening games in charge of United.Aside from that, the Norwegian has been heavily praised for bringing out the best of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford – which is something Mourinho struggled to do so.But Ince has sensationally claimed that he and old team-mate Steve Bruce, who was fired by second division side Aston Villa in October, could have done that themselves.“We can’t get too sucked in with what Ole’s done,” Ince told Paddy Power.“Let’s be honest, it couldn’t get any worse at Manchester United before Jose Mourinho left.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“There was a dark cloud over the entire club, the players, the fans and the staff. It was impacting performances on the pitch.“Ole’s come in, a friendly face at the club with a calming influence and it seems as though the players have upped their effort as a result.“The shackles are off, but that doesn’t mean that Ole is the right man for the job.“I could have gone in and done the same thing, so could Steve Bruce.“Anyone could have gone in and done what he has done, it wasn’t a hard thing to do to give those players freedom and improve the mood.”The Englishman also added that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino should remain as first choice for the permanent managerial vacancy at Old Trafford.
BAHAMAS The Governor General and the Pirme Minister at Remembrance Day ChurchBAHAMAS The Governor General and the Pirme Minister at Remembrance Day Church
September 17, 2019September 17, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 13, 2017 – Nassau – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis are pictured in the front pew at the Remembrance Day Church Service at Christ Church Cathedral this morning. The church service was followed by a march of a number of civic organizations through Bay Street to the Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance, where wreaths were laid.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
September 16, 2019September 16, 2019
The Washington State Patrol supports and appreciates good-willed drivers pulling off the freeway to help someone stalled by a blown tire or overheated engine — with a caveat: “If you are going to stop, you need to look out for your own personal safety,” said Trooper Ryan Tanner.In the past 11 months, the state patrol has investigated seven automotive vs. pedestrian fatalities in southwest Washington, including three in Clark County. The most recent saw a man killed on northbound Interstate 5 just south of Woodland after he had stopped to check on someone who had wrecked her car on a bridge. In total, that crash snared four vehicles and resulted in serious injuries to two women in addition to the death of the man, Ronnie Walker, 61, of Spokane. At the time, Sgt. Thomas Butsch of the state patrol said, “There’s no shoulders on the bridge. There’s just no space there. A vehicle is really more dangerous than a firearm.”The circumstances of the seven fatalities were not all alike; they did not all involve eager-to-help good Samaritans. Still, state patrol officials offered a series of tips for people who either have to or choose to stop on the side of the freeway.
EY Kingfisher and Scottish Power to speak at Employee Benefits Live 2016EY Kingfisher and Scottish Power to speak at Employee Benefits Live 2016
September 15, 2019September 15, 2019
EY, Kingfisher, Royal Bank of Scotland and Scottish Power are among the employers that will be speaking at Employee Benefits Live 2016.Now in its 18th year, Employee Benefits Live offers an extensive conference programme alongside an exhibition featuring leading industry providers, advisers and consultants.Employee benefits professionals will have the opportunity to hear from their peers and industry experts on the key issues affecting reward and benefits today.Among those speaking at the event are: Steve Varley, chairman and managing partner UK and Ireland at EY; Bekki Peters, category manager, HR at Centrica and British Gas; Gillian Thomson, reward manager at Scottish Power; Graeme Wyllie, head of pensions UK and Ireland at Royal Bank of Scotland; Evan Davidge, head of reward at Arup; Sarah Miller, director, international compensation and benefits at Verizon; Dermot Courtier, head of group pensions at Kingfisher.The two-day conference will cover a range of topics, including: employee engagement; benefits technology; financial wellbeing; global reward; workplace pensions; cost-efficient benefits; and health and wellbeing, among others.The event will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London.For more information and to register your interest to attend.
Warangal Preventive DetentionPD Act to check habitualWarangal Preventive DetentionPD Act to check habitual
September 6, 2019September 6, 2019
Warangal: In a bid to check the habitual offenders, the Warangal Police Commissionerate appears to be ruthless. Rightly so, the Commissionerate has been invoking the Preventive Detention (PD) Act that once used sparingly to ensure hardcore criminals behind the bars.Commissioner of Police V Ravinder has on Tuesday issued orders invoking PD Act against two women, who were involved in several theft cases. So far, the Commissionerate has invoked PD Act against 85 people due to their criminal record. Among them, there are seven women also. The Commissioner of Police said that PD Act has become a successful tool to check offenders, in addition to the routine policing. He said that effective usage of laws helps them control crime. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us The police on Tuesday handed over orders of PD Act to two habitual offenders – N Krishnamma and S Lingamma of Budagajangala Colony near Madikonda village under Kazipet mandal in the presence of jailor. Posing as rag-pickers, the duo, who are presently in the Warangal Central Prison, had committed several house break ins, the police said. The two offenders took to theft in 2008 and had so far involved in seven theft cases. In addition to this, there are 18 cases against the duo, filed by the Railway police. “We are not going to spare anyone, who habitually involves in crimes. The onus is on police to protect the property of private and public,” Ravinder said.
Chandrababu Naidu has eliminated my uncle claims Jagan Mohan ReddyChandrababu Naidu has eliminated my uncle claims Jagan Mohan Reddy
September 5, 2019September 5, 2019
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh state and President of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chandrababu Naidu.STR/AFP/Getty ImagesYSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy claimed that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu can “stoop to any level” and accused Naidu of “eliminating” his uncle. Addressing a public meeting at Rayachoti, Jagan Mohan Reddy stated that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief eliminated his uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy to demoralise him.”Chandrababu can stoop to any level and has eliminated my own uncle to demoralise me. The ghastly murder takes place under his guidance, it is his (state) police that takes up the investigation and it is his friendly media that tom-toms spinning story after story,” he said. Y. S. Vivekananda ReddytwitterYS Vivekananda Reddy, younger brother of former Andhra Pradesh CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy and a former minister in the state government, was found murdered at his home in Pulivendula, Kadapa district on Friday (March 15) morning. Jagan Reddy alleged that Naidu has been resorting to “murder politics” and using his “money, muscle and media power.””We will have to fight the battle against all these factors and reject the corrupt practice,” he added.”The ruling party (Telugu Desam Party) is steeped in rampant corruption and the ruling party from leadership to grassroots level workers have been involved in kickbacks. Special Category Status (SCS) was mortgaged for selfish benefits, Polavaram contract was taken from the centre for kickbacks and now Chandrababu Naidu is coming with a slogan of assurance which sounds ridiculous,” he added.Speaking at Orvakalu, Mr Reddy reaffirmed support to all sections of society, including farmers and youth, who, he said, “bore the brunt of the mal-governance of Chandrababu government for the past five years.”He appealed to the public present on the occasion not to be lured by the short term gains of Chandrababu Naidu who will be “coming with money bags” but to opt for long-term benefits like Navaratnas (nine jewels).”With 50 per cent of the population being women, I appeal to my sisters not to be lured by the Rs 3,000 which will be given by Chandrababu Naidu. Use your discretion and elect a leader who stands by his word and will be with you in the hour of crisis, not like the TDP leader who comes like a seasonal bird during elections, announces sops and goes away never to be seen before the next elections,” he said while referring to Naidu.”All loans the women groups have availed will be waived in four instalments and all the women who are in the age group of 45 to 60 will be given Rs 75,000,” Jagan Reddy added. The YSRCP chief also said that if his party comes to power, pension meant for senior citizens would be increased to Rs 3,000.Andhra Pradesh will go to polls in a single phase on April 11. Both the Lok Sabha and legislative assembly polls will be held in the state simultaneously on this day.(Inputs from agencies)
Google Apple should pull Saudi Arabias infamous wifetracking app Absher says HRWGoogle Apple should pull Saudi Arabias infamous wifetracking app Absher says HRW
September 5, 2019September 5, 2019
ReutersThe Human Rights Watch (HRW) has hit out against Saudi Arabia as well as companies such as Apple and Google over the Absher mobile app that helps Saudi men enslave women.The Absher app, which has received fulsome praise from the men folk in the orthodox Islamic country, has also got widespread condemnation from women rights activists around the world. The app, which helps Saudi men prevent their womenfolk and employees from leaving their country without express permission, is a modern tool for an outdated and repressive system of control over women, HRW said in a statement.The infamous app was recently in news when two Saudi sisters fled the country and requested asylum in Georgia. The sisters, Maha and Wafa al-Subaei, had requested Apple and Google to pull the app as it supported the country’s harsh male guardianship system, Reuters had reported.Through the Absher app, Saudi men can give or take back permission for the women in the family or their workers to travel abroad. The men can even cancel the women’s tickets and get SMS updates if the women try to circumvent the checks. Majdooleen, who is among the first Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia drives her car in her neighborhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 24, 2018.REUTERS/Faisal Al NasserSaudi Arabia should end the discriminatory travel restrictions on women and migrants, while Google and Apple should also publicly call on the country to end the male guardianship system, HRW said. “They should update their terms of service to prohibit apps expressly designed to violate rights and make every effort to mitigate human rights harm before making such apps available,” HRW said.”Saudi Arabia should end its humiliating and discriminatory requirement for women to have male guardian permission to travel abroad,” Rothna Begum, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, said. “Saudi authorities allow male guardians and employers to trap women and migrants in the country … Such control over people’s lives facilitates domestic violence and abusive labor conditions,” Begum added.Absher is a government e-service portalSaudi Arabia, which officially follows the orthodox Wahabbi line of Islam, has long held that women should not venture out of home or travel abroad without the company of a male guardian. A man’s presence and concurrence is a must for all Saudi women who want to take a passport, travel abroad, marry, undertake higher education, or be released from prison, HRW pointed out.What makes Absher particularly powerful is that it’s a government e-service portal. While its main purpose is to streamline the renewal of passports and facilitate the hiring of new migrant labour visas, a section of it allows male guardians to refuse or allow women and children to travel abroad or obtain a passport, HRW points out. HRW says that it’s aware of several cases where Saudi guardians have stopped women from travelling abroad for education. It also says it also knows at least three cases wherein women surreptitiously obtained their father’s mobile phone password and changed the Absher travel permission settings. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:45Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:43?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close 5 things women are still banned from doing in Saudi Arabia
September 1, 2019September 1, 2019
Popular on Variety $4.93M – Night School Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv Impressions: 323,632,313Attention Score: 91.36Attention Index: 86National Airings: 820Networks: 22Most Spend On: NBC, E!Creative Versions: 20Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $10.49MStudio: LionsgateStarted Airing: 08/06/18 $5.38M – White Boy Rick TV ad placements for Universal Pictures’ “Night School” (EMV: $4.93 million), Lionsgate’s “A Simple Favor” ($4.58 million) and Warner Bros. Animation’s “Smallfoot” ($4.43 million) round out the chart. Impressions: 386,566,153Attention Score: 92.68Attention Index: 101National Airings: 1,523Networks: 34Most Spend On: FOX, NBCCreative Versions: 20Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $14.28MStudio: Twentieth Century FoxStarted Airing: 06/08/18 $4.43M – Smallfoot Impressions: 228,651,141Attention Score: 90.99Attention Index: 82National Airings: 483Networks: 27Most Spend On: NBC, CBSCreative Versions: 10Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $6.57MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 06/05/18 Impressions: 384,549,227Attention Score: 92.11Attention Index: 94National Airings: 673Networks: 35Most Spend On: NBC, FOXCreative Versions: 17Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $12.52MStudio: Columbia PicturesStarted Airing: 06/06/18 In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “The Predator.”Ads placed for the sci-fi thriller had an estimated media value of $6.55 million through Sunday for 1,523 national ad airings on 34 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Sept. 3-9. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Universal prioritized spend across networks including Fox, NBC and CBS Sports, and during programs such as NFL Football, College Football and Rel. Just behind “The Predator” in second place: Columbia Pictures’ “White Boy Rick,” which saw 673 national ad airings across 35 networks, with an estimated media value of $5.38 million. 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 09/03/2018 and 09/09/2018.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. Impressions: 217,531,495Attention Score: 92.65Attention Index: 101National Airings: 534Networks: 44Most Spend On: FOX, CBSCreative Versions: 10Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $8.58MStudio: Warner Bros. AnimationStarted Airing: 03/24/18 $6.55M – The Predator $4.58M – A Simple Favor ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Ken Levine confirms Bioshock Infinite wont have multiplayerKen Levine confirms Bioshock Infinite wont have multiplayer
September 1, 2019September 1, 2019
Earlier this year, there were rumours that Bioshock Infinite’s multiplayer modes had been cancelled, now Ken Levine has confirmed that is indeed the case. He announced there would be no multiplayer when a fan asked about it on Twitter.Bioshock 2 was the first in the series to have a multiplayer mode and although there were many different game types, it mostly saw you as a splicer, killing and competing against other splicers. It got a luke-warm reception and obviously, Levine must have decided it wouldn’t work in Infinite.Some gamers may worry about a lack of multiplayer as it often adds to the longetivity of a game, but it’s likely that most will be relieved as bad multiplayer can also detract from a title. It also means Irrational Games‘ attention is not diverted away from the all important single-player experience and main story. Bioshock Infinite looks like an emotional, story-driven game, and fans will be playing it for the single player experience.In Infinite, you play a Pinkerton agent called Booker DeWitt and you’re on a rescue mission to save a woman called Elizabeth who’s been imprisoned since she was a child. It looks very different from the previous Bioshock games, which were dark and creepy. In comparison, it’s a very bright and colorful looking game.The first Bioshock proved multiplayer wasn’t needed to make a successful game, Infinite is better off without it. Infinite plans to launch worldwide on February 26 next year. Let’s hope it can still make that release date.via GC
August 31, 2019August 31, 2019
The Imperial has been bestowed with the honor of Asia’s Best ‘Luxury Historical Hotel’ by the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014 amongst top hotels in the continent. The recognition was conferred upon The Imperial at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony held at The Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa on December 6. The Imperial has been winning this award since 2010 as ‘The Leading Luxury Hotel of India’ from a list of nominations that featured most of the known brands in the industry and this is the 5th year of our victory as Continent’s Best Luxury Historical Hotel, in recognition of unsurpassed facilities and services. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The World Luxury Hotel Awards was established in 2006 to recognize the worldwide luxury hotel industry and legendary hotels with respect to overall service excellence. Award winners raised the bar of service delivery within the industry ever since as some of the world’s top hotels .Over 1,000 hotels from 145 countries were nominated to participate in the world’s most prestigious Awards initiative for luxury hotels in 2014. World Luxury Hotel Awards events offer hoteliers with a unique opportunity to savour and celebrate their achievements of the past year with their industry peers. Gracing the red carpet at the award ceremony were well-known South African celebrities alongside leading hoteliers from around the globe.
August 11, 2019August 11, 2019
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Once considered a long shot, it appears he has a legitimate chance to unseat Logan Thomas and earn the third-string QB job.“He’s been very consistent since the day he showed up for a tryout,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said of Sims. “(He) can articulate the offense in the huddle. Knows why he’s throwing the ball, where he’s throwing it. And when he makes a mistake, he can put it behind him and go on to the next play. I like that in a quarterback.”It’s worth pointing out that Sims is not your classic small-school quarterback.The 6-foot-4, 210-pound passer began his career at Alabama before transferring to Virginia and then, after being ruled academically ineligible, to Winston-Salem State. Before all that, though, he was one of the top quarterbacks in the high school class of 2010, someone who many predicted would go on to have an outstanding career.But just because his time in college did not go as originally planned does not mean his dreams of playing in the NFL went away, so here he is, working to make it with the Cardinals.“The same way I would if I was the first pick in the draft, it really doesn’t matter to me,” he said of how he’s approaching camp. “I am who I am. My path was different; that doesn’t make me different. The talent is what got me here. The talent was never a question through my whole path to get here. “They know no rookie is going to come in and make every single play, but they want to see those splash plays that they expect. And when you make them, that’s what they’re hoping for.”As for Sims, he’s just hoping to improve over the course of camp.“If you improve every day, get better and get better, that’s what the coaches want and that’s my goal, to get better every day,” he said. “At the end of the day, if it’s good enough to make the team, that’s good for me. And if it’s not, I’ve improved enough to make myself a better player and hopefully get another shot somewhere.” – / 23 Sims understands that there are essentially three players fighting for one spot. It figures to be an intense competition, one Sims firmly believes he can win.“I felt like I should have been a starting quarterback at a lot of schools in college, I felt like I should have been a draft pick — I felt like I should have been a lot of things, but it’s not always up to me,” he said. “But I do believe that I’m one of the best quarterbacks here, and I’m going to come out here every day and fight for the opportunity to be on this football team come September.”If he is to earn a roster spot, Sims said he’ll have to improve on his knowledge of the team’s offense. He wants to make sure the coaches know that he understands what is expected of him on each play, whether he is supposed to take a shot deep down the field or check down to a safer option.Because, he said, talent will not be the issue.“I feel like for you to get to this point in your career, to this level, you have talent. There’s no slouches out here,” he said. “Everybody has the talent. You get here, it’s how fast you can pick up on things. They know why they brought you here, they know the talent that you have. They want to see how fast can you pick up their offense, their schemes, and put your talent into their schemes and make plays. GLENDALE, Ariz. – What might be the most intriguing position battle during Arizona Cardinals training camp may ultimately not matter much for the 2015 season.In fact, the hope would be that it doesn’t.But when the team takes the field for one of its 19 practices before the regular season opener, quarterback Phillip Sims will be playing for a job. An undrafted free agent signee from Winston-Salem State, Sims turned a rookie minicamp tryout into a contract, and is now hoping to turn that contract into a spot on the 53-man roster. 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories QB Phillip Sims goes through a drill during Arizona Cardinals training camp. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) “It was do I have issues doing this and do I have issues doing that; the talent was never an issue. I come to work just like anybody else. My path, yes, that was different. But I’m still the same player that got me a five-star ranking coming out of high school. That hasn’t changed.”Last season with Winston-Salem State, Sims completed 118-of-198 passes for 1,560 yards and 15 touchdowns with four interceptions.What Sims may lack in statistics, he more than makes up for in confidence which, really, is something he can’t afford not to have. Though it is not impossible to go from undrafted rookie free agent to NFL starting quarterback – see Dallas’ Tony Romo, for example — it is certainly difficult.It also does not help that Sims’ vision isn’t all that great. As reported by AZCardinals.com’s Darren Urban, Sims has 20/50 vision in his right eye and 20/100 in the left. He was expected to get contacts but said he has yet to do so, and while LASIK is ultimately the plan, he said he cannot afford to take the time off necessary following the procedure.So, the 22-year-old, who said he brought two weeks’ worth of clothes to camp will press on, battling Thomas and Chandler Harnish for the job as the team’s third quarterback. The first two spots on the depth chart belong to Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, respectively. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
August 10, 2019August 10, 2019
March 7, 2016Here is the majority of Arconauts, residents, volunteers and workshop participants, photo taken on March 3rd 2016 by Chihiro Saito.front row from left:Colleen Connery – ceramics, Amanda Clark – development volunteer, Jennifer Thornton – visiting alumna, Colleen Reckow and Rowan [hiding] – accounting, Andrew Herman – workshop in AIS, Betty Nguyen – scholarship, Molly Almeida – graphics internship, Carole Hao – Strathclyde Masters of Architecture, Cecilia Cavallo – planning volunteer, Tomiaki Tamura – Cosanti Foundation Director.second row from left:Ron Chandler – construction and landscaping manager, Ivan Fritz – AIS manager, David Tollas – construction, Meshell Whittaker – workshop in archives, Steven Black – workshop in planning, Viola Adriano – workshop in construction, Simon Nessman – workshop in archives, Tony Fragiacomo – volunteer in archives, standing in striped t-shirt is Rob Jameson – AIS, Mary Hoadley – Cosanti Foundation Director, Patrick Louie – maintenance, Sue Kirsch – archive manager.third row from left:Chihiro Saito – archive volunteer, Amarillis Fuentes – cafe, Leah-Ann Walker – archive volunteer, also temporary AirB+B manager, Jeff Fisher – maintenance, Cayo Romero – landscaping, Rebecca Holderbach – workshop in welding, Rodrigo de la Gomez – workshop in planning, Zach Mundt in blue checkered shirt – workshop in construction.upper row from left:Dunkin Halleck – visiting alumnus and volunteer in ceramics, Clelia Zappala – visiting alumna and wife of Dunkin, behind Clelia is Danny Fields – guest services manager, Ariel Ky – workshop in archives, peeking out behind Ariel is Erin O’Loughlin – ceramics manager, almost hidden behind Erin is Zeb Hornberger – foundry, Taylor Courtland – foundry, Brendan Seigl – foundry, Charles Wicker – foundry, Allie Gibbs – foundry, Ryan David – foundry, Scott Riley – habitat / utilities manager, Hunter Eary – visiting alumnus, with hat is Angus Gluck – visiting alumnus, Flavio Borelli – planning manager, Jonas Fister – foundry, infront of Jonas is Laura Villa Baroncelli – photographer, Paolo Van Erp – construction – welding, behind Paolo is Steffan Phillips – foundry, Jeff Stein – Cosanti Foundation Director, Andy Chao – foundry manager.missing from the photo are:Laura Banks – tour guide and seamstress, Nadia Begin – resident working off-site, Lance Cope – Cordes Lakes Visitors Center, Thomas Crowe – extended stay alumnus, Hildemar Cruz – cafe, archives and workshop coordination assistant, Peter Dahm and his two sons Justin and Jonathan, Peter is chef in the cafe, Thomas Dean – visitors center, Alex DeWald – visitors center and tour guide, Linda Fournier – ceramics, Cliff Hersted – Cordes Lakes Visitors Center, Melanie Husband – bookkeeping, cafe and workshop coordinator, Lorenzo Mastino – maintenance, Isaak Mueske – tour guide, Kelly Pai – tour guide, Dillon Quibin – foundry, Julie Quinn – landscaping, Randall Schultz – wood working, Brent Scott – maintenance, Peter Seiter – cafe, maintenance and tour guide, Nick Skinner – cafe, Sasha and Tristan Tollas – family, Paul Vigne – purchasing – recycling, Ed Werman – extended stay alumnus, and workshop participant Lana Morris.