Some bar owners not so happy new liquor laws in BC may

Some bar owners not so happy new liquor laws in B.C. may raise prices for beer AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s new happy hour laws may actually raise prices for beer at some bars.The province is now allowing pubs to change prices throughout the day to create drink specials, but is also enforcing a minimum price of 25 cents per ounce when serving beer.The owner of two Vancouver bars says that would raise the price of drinks at one of his establishments.Sam Yehia said including tax, he charges $12.50 for a 50-ounce pitcher of beer, but the province’s minimum rates would make him charge more than $14.“It’s more like a depressed hour,” said Yehia. “It’s a bit silly isn’t it?”Douglas Scott of the province’s liquor board wrote in an email the new minimum rates will be enforced at all times, not just for happy hours.Scott said if an inspector finds a bar owner charging below the minimum rate, penalties will only occur if the owner was intentionally doing so.Otherwise, inspectors will inform owners of the price changes and follow up later.Scott said both businesses and health advocates wanted a minimum pricing scheme to encourage responsible drinking.“It was important to us that we listened to both industry and health advocates, said Scott. “We have done exactly that.”In January, the government endorsed 73 recommendations to change B.C.’s liquor laws, 17 of which have been carried out to date. by Steven Chua, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2014 1:56 pm MDT read more

UN maritime agency spotlights link between shipping and sustainable development

“Shipping and ports can play a significant role in helping to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability through promoting maritime trade. The port and maritime sectors can be wealth creators, both on land and at sea,” said Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization (IMO), in his message for the Day, observed annually on 28 September. To highlight this potential, the theme of the Day for this year is ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People.’“It will enable us to shine a spotlight on the existing cooperation between ports and ships to maintain and enhance a safe, secure and efficient maritime transportation system,” Mr. Lim said. The benefits of a free and efficient flow of goods and trade extend far beyond the ships and ports themselves, and an effective interface between them can improve the lives of people everywhere, especially in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by UN Member States in 2015. But, to be sustainable, human activities have to be balanced with the oceans’ capacity to remain healthy and diverse in the long term. The so-called ‘blue economy’ is a large and growing industrial sector; and, as it grows, it must remain safe and secure and not threaten the environment, he noted. Ultimately, more efficient shipping, working in partnership with a port sector supported by governments, will be a major driver towards global stability and sustainable development for the good of all people, he concluded. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State buries Denver late in 51 victory to send

Ohio State junior forward Dakota Joshua celebrates his second period goal against Denver in the NCAA Tournament on March 25, 2018. Credit: Nick Hudak | Lantern photographerALLENTOWN, Pa. — After a regular season in which junior forward Mason Jobst and sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski led the Ohio State men’s hockey team in points, the team’s seniors powered it to the program’s first Frozen Four appearance since 1998.Senior forward Kevin Miller scored two of the Buckeyes’ five goals in a 5-1 victory against No. 2 Denver (23-10-8) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday to send No. 1 Ohio State (26-9-5) to Saint Paul, Minnesota, to face No. 3 Minnesota Duluth.“It feels really good right now, but as you can see in college hockey the parity is off the charts. It’s not going to get any easier,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We’re going to enjoy this tonight, we just beat one of the best teams in the country, but we know we have to be at our best here in two weeks.”Joining Miller on the score sheet was senior defenseman Matt Joyaux, who netted his second goal of the season in the third period, and senior forward Christian Lampasso, who assisted on both of Miller’s goals.“Lampasso made two really good passes to me,” Miller said. “I get two goals combined and I think I only had the puck on my stick for half a second, so pretty fortunate to have two tap-ins.”After a deadlocked opening period that featured minimal chances on both ends, Ohio State found daylight at the hands of junior forward Dakota Joshua, who backhanded a shot past senior goalie Tanner Jaillet to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.“I was just trying to get a stick on it,” Joshua said. “It was a battle in front, and I just got lucky, and it found the back of the net.”Ohio State came into the game 12-0-1 when scoring first this season, an unbeaten record that remained unblemished once again against the Pioneers. The Buckeyes doubled their lead later in the period in the same fashion they scored their first goal. Senior forward Christian Lampasso got the puck to the middle and fed Miller, who found space to get off a backhand shot which beat Jaillet high to put Ohio State up 2-0.Denver controlled much of the possession early in the third period, but Laczynski added to the lead anyway after stealing the puck and making a pass to a wide-open Matt Joyaux, and the senior defenseman buried his second goal of the season.The Pioneers answered back with a goal from sophomore forward Tyson McLellan to cut the lead to two. But it took only 30 seconds for Ohio State to answer with another goal by Miller.“It was huge,” Miller said. “You can see that they felt like they had some momentum, so it was pretty huge for us to come back and score real quick and try to shut down their momentum.”Jobst scored an empty-net goal when Denver decided to pull Jaillet with more than six minutes remaining, all but sealing the defeat of the Pioneers and ending their pursuit of a second NCAA title in a row.Ohio State advances to the Frozen Four and will play Minnesota Duluth, the team that defeated the Buckeyes in the opening round last season.“Last year we thought we played a really good game against them,” Miller said. “[We] came up a little short, so it’ll be nice to, hopefully, find some redemption and beat them in two weeks time.” read more

British railway first as four generations of trains including the Flying Scotsman

first_imgA railway milestone was put on track on Sunday as four trains spanning an incredible four generations arrived at the same station for the first time in British history.The event celebrated the past, present and future of one of Britain’s most iconic pieces of railway –  the East Coast Main Line – before arriving at York on Sunday . The Flying Scotsman visits the Bluebell Railway in SussexCredit:Christopher Pledger for the Telegraph “This event shows yet again how Yorkshire is leading the way and the timing is perfect, throwing the county firmly into the spotlight just days before the start of the Tour de Yorkshire.” The Flying Scotsman and Virgin Trains' new Azuma travel in the same direction alongside two of the rail operator's present day fleet - to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first event Partners involved in the show include Network Rail, Virgin Trains, Welcome to Yorkshire, the National Railway Museum and Hitachi. The Flying Scotsman and Virgin Trains' new Azuma travel in the same direction alongside two of the rail operator's present day fleet - to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first event, in the North Yorkshire countryside The Flying Scotsman and Virgin Trains’s new Azuma travel in the same direction alongside two of the rail operator’s present day fleet to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first eventCredit:PA The Flying Scotsman is the first steam locomotive to achieve an authenticated speed of 100mph and the first mechanical marvel to undertake a non-stop run between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley.Bob Gwynne, associate curator at the National Railway Museum, said: “The museum is proud that Flying Scotsman, a symbol of engineering excellence, is taking its place alongside such worthy successors to its speed and style mantle.” The Flying Scotsman is the first steam locomotive to achieve an authenticated speed of 100mphCredit:Jim Holden / Alamy Live News The world-famous Flying Scotsman travelled alongside two trains from Virgin Trains’s revitalised fleet, an HST (Class 43), an InterCity225 (Class 91), and the rail operator’s brand new train Virgin Azuma (Class 800), which will come into service in 2018.Featuring engineering work dating back to 1850, the fantastic-four set off from Tollerton, North Yorks, travelling side by side in a staggered formation at 25mph.center_img The Flying Scotsman  Paul Kirkman, director for the National Railway Museum in York which owns the Flying Scotsman, said: “The East Coast Main Line has long been famed for speed and style.”In the 19th century elegant locomotives were designed to haul trains on this route, cementing its reputation as a railway racing stretch operated by thoroughbred engines.”The four train line up epitomises the evolution of the later generation of fast, elegant and stylish trains – all with a shared bloodline – that epitomise the history of the route from the 1850s to today.” flying scotsman Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We’re immensely proud to be flying the flag for this once in a generation railway spectacular. Virgin Trains' new Azuma travels in the same direction alongside the The Flying Scotsman and two of the rail operator's revitalised present day fleet - to depict the past, present and future of UK rail travel, in a world first event, in the North Yorkshire countryside 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. Virgin Trains’ new Azuma travels in the same direction alongside the The Flying Scotsman and two of the rail operator’s revitalised present day fleetCredit:PA The fleet arrived in York on SundayCredit:PAlast_img read more

Roland Mikler stays in Pick Szeged until 2014

Hungarian NT goalkeeper, Roland Mikler (28) has good level of performance in the last few seasons. That is the reason why Pick Szeged wanted to keep him. New contract is signed until 2014. Pick SzegedRoland Mikler ← Previous Story Christiansen ended career – Thank you, Lars! Next Story → Emir Kurtagic stays VfL Gummerbach’s coach!

Apple Store un nouveau point de vente à SaintLaurentduVar

first_imgApple Store : un nouveau point de vente à Saint-Laurent-du-VarFrance – Apple poursuit son implantation en France et ouvre un quatrième store griffé de la pomme. La firme américaine a choisi Saint-Laurent-du-Var pour cette nouvelle boutique.Un quatrième Apple Store voit le jour en France. Après deux points de vente à Paris et un autre à Montpellier, le géant de l’informatique a choisi de s’implanter à Saint-Laurent-du-Var. Le magasin, d’une superficie de 500 m², ouvrira ses portes samedi. Bien que ce nouveau réseau de distribution soit gênant pour les vendeurs agréés Apple, la firme à la pomme prévoit de continuer son développement en proposant des magasins à Strasbourg, Vélizy, Bordeaux, Marseille et Lyon. En 2009, les Apple Store ont généré 6,6 milliards de dollars de chiffre d’affaires dans le monde.Le 25 août 2010 à 12:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Herrera praises Solskjaer for team bonding

first_imgAnder Herrera has credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s man management skills and rapport with the squad for Manchester United’s change in fortune in recent weeks.The Red Devils resurgence since the exit of Jose Mourinho has brought back belief and joy to the club with the club currently mounting a late push for a top four position.Solskjaer has masterminded an eight-game winning streak with one draw following his arrival in December..@LCFC have taken 7️⃣ points from a last possible 9️⃣ against top 6 sides – only Wolves have won more pts v top 6 this season (of bottom 14 clubs)@ManUtd’s PL rank under Solskjaer1st Points (19)1st Goals (19)1st Shots (121)1st Conceded (6)Super Sunday on SS PL from 1pm 📺— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 1, 2019Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool 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.And with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all enjoying a good run of form since he took charge at Old Trafford, Ander Herrera has opened up on what he believes is the key behind the success story ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.“Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best,” Herrera told ESPN FC. “He is getting the best from Rashford, he is getting the best from Paul, he is getting the best from Anthony, from Jesse. That’s not easy.“When you are a manager, we sometimes speak too much about tactics. But the most difficult thing for a manager is to get the best from his best players and this manager is doing it. We have all seen it.”Herrera, 29, has equally benefited from Solskjaer’s appointment saying: “I have been told a lot of times ‘you should wear the armband in the future’ but I don’t need it.“I don’t go crazy with that. I think the best thing a team can have is different leaders. We need it from all the players.“Of course I am very thankful to the fans that feel I can be the captain or the leader of the club but I honestly don’t think that we should have only one. I feel I could be a leader in some moments but I don’t think I am the only leader at the club.”last_img read more

Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence on Depression

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Nov 2014 – Magnetic Media reached out to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence in light of the recent tragedies where Turks and Caicos families are suffering losses of loved ones due to emotional or mental challenges… two suicides this year within the country; two mothers characterized as having postpartum depression and two little children hurt; one, a six year old killed in the Cayman Islands; dying according to the autopsy due to stab wounds allegedly by her mother … another, a now 7-month old, comatose, nearly drowned in a Florida canal allegedly by his mother. For a small island nation, it is alarming to learn of cases of depression and mood disorders from our department and yet Dr Alicia Malcolm explained: “Today, depression is estimated to affect 350 million people around the world. Here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it is the second leading mental disorder for which treatment is sought. Over the past three months, approximately 32 cases of a Major Depressive/Mood Disorder have been reported to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence.” The Dept, which falls under Health and Human services called their treatment regimen effective… and there were tips given on what to look out for, signals that something is not right. I quote from that press statement today: “Anybody who expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions should be taken very seriously. Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include the following: Always talking or thinking about death; Clinical depression — deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating — that gets worse; Having a “death wish,” tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights; Losing interest in things one used to care about; Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless; Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will; Saying things like “it would be better if I wasn’t here” or “I want out”; Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy; Talking about suicide or killing one’s self and if someone you know and love is Visiting or calling people to say goodbye then, says Dr Malcolm that could also be an indicator. Late Tuesday, the nation was stunned by news that 33 year old Grand Turk native and Florida resident Inakesha Brooks-Armour committed suicide. The mother, who had been held in the case of her son Cayden Armour was said to be suffering PPD, and one day before facing the formal charges in a South Florida courtroom, she is believed to have intentionally overdose on meds. Mother Questionned in the Killing 6 year old Son TCI to get mental health crisis team Related Items:cayden armour, clinical depression, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, Post partum depression Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Woman Suffering Postpartum Depression Commits Suicide Recommended for youlast_img read more

Sri Lankan Minister John Amaratunga says Easterbombing caused a

first_imgChennai: Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga has said that post-Easter bombings, the tourism industry in his country has suffered a huge loss. “Post-bomb attack of April 21st on Easter, Sri Lankan tourism faced a very bad phase. We had a huge loss in the tourism industry and we were handicapped. Now our intelligence and police department have guaranteed safe tourism in Sri Lanka,” he said while speaking at a programme here on Wednesday. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us “All those indulged in the attack are now in custody and facing charges. Many countries which passed travel advisories to their citizens have withdrawn it. Now Sri Lanka is absolutely safe to travel,” he added. The Minister said that the relationship between India and Sri Lanka is on a high note. “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Sri Lanka during his second term as PM,” he said.last_img read more

Sylhet hillock collapse death toll now 6

first_img-At least six people, including five madrasah students, were killed and another injured as a portion of hill collapsed on them while extracting stones from a hillock in Kanaighat upazila in Sylhet on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are: Nahid Ahmed, 13, his brother Shakil Ahmed, 11, sons of Almas Uddin of Kandala village in Kaliprasad union, Maruf Ahmad, 13, son of Masbir Ali of Kandala village, Abdul Kadir, 13, son of Ana Miah, Jakir Ahmed, 18, son of Yunus Ali, and Sundar Ali, 35, son of Abdul Bari.Abdul Ahad, officer-in-charge of Kanaighat police station, said the incident happened in ‘Banglatila’ owned by Forest Department around 9am.Members of Fire Service and Civil Defence launched a drive after the incident and they recovered six bodies and injured Mahfuz Alam, 12, from there, the OC added.Additional police super of Sylhet Shamsul Alam Sarker said the madrasah students were engaged in extracting stones by the Lovachhara River to collect money to purchase their desired products in a makeshift fair which has been arranged marking the waz mahfil of a local madrasah.Meanwhile, two probe bodies were formed to look into the incident.Additional deputy commissioner (Revenue) of Sylhet district will lead one of the committees consisting of three members, said Debjit Singha, deputy director of Local Government Engineering Department.The committee has been asked to submit its report within three days.Sylhet district police formed the other three-member committee, led by additional police super Abul Hasnat.This committee has also been asked to submit report within three days.The families of the deceased were given Tk 15,000 each while the family of the lone injured was provided Tk 10,000 on behalf of the district administration, Singha added.last_img read more

Korean mountain Buddhist temples listed as World Heritage sites

first_imgThis undated handout photo released by UNESCO on 30 June, 2018 via Yonhap shows the Buseoksa temple in Yeongju. Photo: AFPSeven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO world heritage sites on Saturday.The seven mountain temples — Seonamsa, Daeheungsa, Beopjusa, Magoksa, Tongdosa, Bongjeongsa, Buseoksa — were all established during the Three Kingdoms period that lasted until the 7th century AD.UNESCO made the announcement at a meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama.Buddhism was imported to the Korean peninsula in the fourth century and accepted by the ancient kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, establishing it as the national religion for more than 1,000 years.During the religion’s heyday in the fifth and sixth centuries many houses of worship were built under strong state patronage, accelerating the importation of Buddhist culture, architecture and style.Over time elements of traditional Korean beliefs merged into the religion, forming the Tong Buddhist doctrine, meaning consolidation or integration, and temple architectural layouts followed suit.This undated handout photo released by UNESCO on 30 June, 2018 via Yonhap shows the Seonamsa temple in South Jeolla province. Photo: AFPBuildings were constructed in supposedly auspicious locations and many temples set up in hilly areas, in line with the traditional Korean reverence for mountains and the Zen focus on meditation in a calm environment.Temples were built on high positions protected by hills and commanding an open view over other mountains.A typical mountain temple has a long winding entrance path up the slope, buildings laid out in a square with an inner courtyard in the middle.The most important hall is on the highest level at the back, and halls for meditation, everyday living areas for monks, and a pavilion form the other three sides.But Buddhism’s influence began to wane after the Chosun dynasty, which took over in the 14th century, adopted Confucianism as its ideology and launched an extensive and enduring crackdown on the religion.It forced many urban temples to close, leaving only those in remote hills to survive.last_img read more

Georgetown Black and Muslim Students Host Islam Blackness and Resistance

first_imgOn Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., the Georgetown Black Student Alliance and the Georgetown University Muslim Students Association will collaborate to host an event, titled “Islam, Blackness, and Resistance” featuring author-advocate Tariq Toure. Taking place at The Black House – located at 1318 36th St. NW. – The event is  free and will include discussions around the intersections of the Muslim and Black communities, followed by a Q&A session.last_img

Queen voted greatest monarch in new UK poll

first_imgAs she prepares to mark a major milestone as Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has also been voted one of the greatest monarch the country has ever had.A YouGov poll for The Sunday Times has given her a resounding lead of 27 per cent, more than the combined score of Elizabeth I on 13 per cent and great great grandmother Victoria on 12 per cent. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortThe 89-year-old Queen made her annual appearance at the Braemar games in the Highlands yesterday, marking a tradition established by Queen Victoria in 1848.On Wednesday she is expected to make a rare public speech when she will overtake Victoria’s record of 63 years and 216 days on the throne.The Queen has given no indication that she would abdicate in the event of ill health, yet 50 per cent of her subjects believe she should retire if she becomes too ill regularly to carry out royal duties or appear in public. Also Read – Pakistan Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanThe newspaper’s poll shows a drop since January, from 46 per cent to 38 per cent, in those who believe she should stay on the throne in such circumstances, even if it becomes necessary for other members of the royal family to carry out some of her official duties. Most of those with an opinion are also prepared to entrust her son Charles, the Prince of Wales, with the role of Prince Regent, with 43 per cent in favour and 33 per cent against.last_img read more

Whose history is it anyway Padmaavat taints Khilji

first_imgHe gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a hyena. History doesn’t quite remember Alauddin Khilji like this, but that is the image Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to portray of the Khilji dynasty king in his film Padmaavat. The king is depicted almost like a barbarian in the film, which was released recently, after months of strife in court, on the streets and at the Censor Board.While members of some Rajput groups are still violently opposing the film’s release, a section of historians states that the filmmaker misses the mark, not in portraying Padmavati, a role played by Deepika Padukone, but in painting the Sultan as a barbarian. Bhansali’s Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, has kohl-rimmed hungry eyes, a scarred face, a gym-toned body, wears furs when he is not bare-chested and rips meat off the bone with his teeth. Historian Rana Safvi believes that Khilji was anything but savage. It was under his rule the Delhi Sultanate heavily drew from Persia, one of the oldest and most sophisticated civilisations of all time, she said. “The rulers followed the exact code of conduct and etiquette as in Persia. It would have been very formal the eating, dining and sartorial choices,” said Safvi.The film, according to Bhansali, is based on the 16th century-epic poem Padmavat written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi two centuries after Khilji s death.”It cannot be ignored that the epic ‘Padmavat’ was penned centuries after Khilji’s attack. Jayasi wrote it in Awadhi, not any Rajasthani dialect. He belonged to a different region, pointed out Arunima Gopinath, associate professor of Women’s Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University.The poet Amir Khusro, who flourished during the Khilji rule, gave a detailed account of the king’s conquests as well as his reign in the 13th century. The poet did not project him as a barbarian ruler either.Safvi added that the barbarism the film depicts in Khilji is to only show him as a villain and Shahid Kapoor’s Ratan Singh as a sophisticated rival.”Khilji was aware he was cruel but he was not the kind to be running after women and then conquering kingdoms. He was only interested in expansions and conquests,” she said.Alauddin was a “cruel imperialist” and a good military strategist who wanted to crush Mongol invaders, she held.”He was trying to strike terror into the hearts of others. He wasn’t religious either. He perhaps may have been the only king who didn’t go to read prayers at Friday congregations,” she pointed out.A section of academics believes the depiction of Khilji is only the latest move in a larger movement in parts of the country to distort history.Akbar has been branded a foreigner defeated in battle and efforts are on to erase Aurangzeb’s name if not from history, at least from road signs.There is a clear pattern to colour Islamic rulers as villains with no reference to any facts based on authentic sources of information, said Heeram Chaturvedi, head of department of history at Allahabad University.Last year, three senior ministers of the Rajasthan government backed a proposal to show in history textbooks taught at the university level that Maharana Pratap won the Battle of Haldighati against Akbar.”History cannot be rewritten in any way, which is what they are doing,” Chaturvedi said.He recalled how historian Gopinath Sharma, known for his research on Mewar kings and Mughal emperors, was abused and manhandled at a seminar in Jodhpur for writing that the Battle of Haldighati was indecisive, though Akbar had an upper hand”.Safvi is of the opinion that the Haldighati battle may have been inconclusive, but to make an individual as brave as Rana Pratap a victor through the backdoor did disservice to his memory.”I don’t think any brave warrior wants to be handed out a consolation prize. It would be unethical and one would probably not feel honoured to take the prize they didn’t deserve,” she added.Attempts are also being made to drop the words The Great, often suffixed to Akbar’s name. The author of the Hindi novel ‘Akbar’, Shazi Zaman, said the adjective could be used by anybody, as long as it could be rationalised.I think that everyone is entitled to deem a person great, provided you can rationally back it with credible historical records. But greatness is not a rolling trophy that can be taken from one and given to another,” he added.The film tells the story of Alauddin Khilji’s attack on a kingdom after he was smitten by the beauty of its queen, Padmavati. Hindu groups and a Rajput caste organisation allege that the movie includes a romantic scene between Muslim king and the Hindu queen.last_img read more

Plate like a chef

first_imgPlating food is considered a form of art across the world and the French take great pride in it and are considered one of the pioneers. Each Chef has their own style and comfort in plating food to make the appetizers look delicious so make sure you know the skill well too. Experts list some ways to plate like a chef.4Plate: Choice of the plate is determined by the kind of dish we are plating. Everything from the colour, texture, ethnicity, size, shape needs to be considered before selection. Some chefs prefer dark plates to present colourful and bright dishes while some choose white or light coloured ones. Food is also presented on slates, stone or carved plates, it gives a rustic feel to the dish. The only unbreakable rule is that warm plates for hot food and chilled plated for cold. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Sauce: This component not only enhances the flavour and taste of the dish, it also gives an opportunity to improve appearance. Most preferred is a smooth and fine texture with a thick consistency to be spread in different styles on the plate. It is usually a spread while the other components are placed, but there could be more than one sauce used on a plate. A light drizzle or dash of sauce at the end, just before service also helps. 4Main meal: This is the lead singer in the orchestra with whom each component has to resonate with. It could be a protein or carb portion depending on what the dish is. There are principally two schools of thought which exist on its position. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne traditional approach teaches us to place it right in the centre of the plate and the rest of the components sprinkled around it. While the modern approach speaks about distributing the mains as smaller pieces in a line or arc or random position but keeping in mind that each piece is treated with equal attention as the central one in the traditional approach. The modern approach is more time consuming but brings out the skill of the chef. 4Accompaniment/sides: This component completes the meal and gives the chef a chance to provide different texture and colour to the dish. The quality has to be adequate enough to be visible on the plate and at the same time not enough to steal the show of the Main meal component. It could be a salad, salsa, vegetable or starch which compliments the meal and adds value to the plate.4Garnish: This adds the last sparkle and concludes the plating process. It could be an artistically hand crafted edible mini item or could just be a sprig of fresh herb or micro greens, something that adds a dash of freshness on the plate. It could be the simplest part of the plate but remember this is the first component the diner lays his eyes on before eating.last_img read more

Tronsmart Titan the 5Port Quick Charging Hub to Solve All Your Charging

first_imgLooking for a multi-port USB charger that promises faster charging experience? The Tronsmart Titan is probably one of the best chargers integrating Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and supporting five devices at the same time. While it may not be as compact as you may have come to expect from charging stations, at 6.25 x 3.25 inches it’s a charging beast that is designed to sit on your desk and support all of your family’s gadgets.Simple design, good pricing, fast charging speeds for multiple devicesLong gone are the days of landlines when we were stuck with one phone for an entire household. A typical family now has everyone – except perhaps for kids – having at least one gadget. It often becomes a messy charging affair when everyone is looking for a free outlet in the family room. Charging devices like Tronsmart Titan are designed to solve our everyday charging problems, making it easier to charge multiple devices simultaneously without compromising on charging speeds.Tronsmart Titan is a 5-port Quick Charge 2.0 hub that can charge five devices quickly, thanks to its Quick Charge support. It’s definitely not a portable product, nor is it designed to be one. Weighing at 292g, Titan is a desktop charger that is built to sit at your desk, offering you a central station where you can charge all your devices. The charging hub comes in a matte black color with glossy edges, and a green LED that lights up when you power the station.While we have seen many multi-port USB chargers, we certainly appreciate Titan for bringing rapid technology speeds to all its five USB ports. The Quick Charge 2.0 charging hub is priced fairly as most single port Quick Charge 2.0 chargers come for over $10. With Titan, you are getting 5 ports with a price tag of $36 at Amazon. Since the company runs several deals, you can probably grab this product for under $30.Tronsmart Titan 5-port Quick Charge 2.0 specsAll 5 ports have Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 supportLatest smart detective 2 in 1 charging chip that helps each port decide whether to use Quick Charge 2.0Smart ports that protect against overcharging, overheating or over currentPushes 90 Watts, with 18W sent out to each portCharging at 5V/2A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A5ft power cord includedChoice of charger plug prongs type (EU or USA plug)Supports Android & iOS: iPhone, iPad, Nexus, Galaxy S lineup, and moreYou can buy Tronsmart Titan 5-port Quick Charge 2.0 USB charger from Amazon. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Win a 9day trip to Europe for 2 with Trafalgar

first_imgWin a 9-day trip to Europe for 2 with Trafalgar Thursday, March 7, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO – In collaboration with Travelweek, Trafalgar has launched a new contest for travel agents that includes a nine-day ‘European Highlights’ tour for two.The nine-day tour will take the winning agent to six countries and 10 cities, from the White Cliffs of Dover to the lush Burgundy vineyards of France. Trip highlights will also include Amsterdam’s labyrinthine canals, Lucerne’s fresh Alpine air, and the many splendours of Paris.The winner will be able to experience ‘The Trafalgar Difference’ firsthand, which includes the following:BE MY GUEST: Enjoy a meal at a quintessentially Parisian Bistro where the locals frequent for rustic and soulful French cuisineCULTURAL INSIGHTS: Watch as skilled craftsmen capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo while demonstrating the centuries-old craft of clock making in the Black ForestHIDDEN TREASURES: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden TreasureLOCAL SPECIALISTS: Learn all the ins and outs of Paris with one of Trafalgar’s knowledgeable guidesMore news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaThe trip includes:8 nights’ hotel accommodation11 meals (8 hot buffet breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 dinner including Be My Guest with local wineOn trip transport­­­Enter the contest now at: Tags: Contests, Trafalgar Posted bylast_img read more

Anderson Cooper honoured at Sean Penns starstudd

first_imgAnderson Cooper honoured at Sean Penn’s star-studded benefit by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2019 1:00 am PDT LOS ANGELES — When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was initially skeptical of the actor’s intentions to help the recovery efforts in the ravaged country.In time, Penn won Cooper over.“I’m not sure how Sean got to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It certainly was not easy. I’m not sure how much of a plan he had when he got there. But he didn’t just come by himself, he came with a team,”Cooper said Saturday night in front of a star-studded crowd at Penn’s ninth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.The fundraiser raised $3.5 million at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Some individual plates cost $10,000 at most, while tables ranged up to $100,000.Even though Cooper was being honoured, he heaped praise on Penn and his non-profit.“Sean came with supplies, he stayed long after most of us had moved on,” Cooper added. “Sean stayed, listened and he learned. JP HRO became an organization born of disaster, but which is focused on addressing the poverty that existed there for far too long.”Julia Roberts paid homage to Cooper before presenting him with the award. She said he showed bravery as a journalist in matters of crisis, as the event focused on his efforts after the earthquake left thousands of Haitians homeless and without basic resources almost a decade ago.“His work was just not limited in journalism,” Roberts said. “In Haiti, he was a humanitarian and often first responder, a pioneer in a time of extreme uncertainty. Anderson Cooper is a good man, a brave man. He gives an honest portrayal.”Penn followed suit acknowledging Cooper’s “aggressiveness to tell the truth in reporting the news.” The actor has hosted the fundraiser for J/P HRO on the eve of the Golden Globes since he established the charity in 2010.During Saturday’s event, Penn unveiled the name change of his Haitian Relief Organization to the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) in an effort to rebrand his non-profit. He wants his charity to expand its efforts from Haiti to more areas in the United States.Penn said he wants to strengthen communities in crisis by helping them “recover swiftly in the face of emergency.” In a video, he showed volunteers helping repair some damage to homes in Savannah, Georgia, after the powerful Hurricane Florence thrashed the coastal area last year.Larry David, Casey Affleck, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Stiller and Garcelle Beauvais were among the guests at the gala dinner. Musical performances were by Macy Gray, Billie Eilish and Linda Perry.The event honoured San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and ambassador Kenneth Merten. The Point Dume Bombers, who stayed up all night to help save their Malibu neighbourhood from the fast-moving wildfires that scorched the area displacing thousands from their California homes, were also recognized.Jamie Foxx provided the comedy relief as the event’s master of ceremony. He jokingly took selfies during Penn’s speech, but also stood beside the auctioneer to urge attendees to raise their bids.Foxx’s efforts worked as Mike Myers and Keegan-Michael Key left their seats to accompany them onstage to encourage the audience to give more.The most expensive items auctioned off included an exclusive visit to Haiti with Sean Penn and Anderson; and a private dinner by Jose Andres and music performance from Yo-Yo Ma. Each went for $200,000.Foxx said Rep. Maxine Waters pledged $1 million, and singer Jason Derulo donated $750,000 to the organization.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter: Landrum Jr., The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Medical association leadership serving vested interests doctor says

first_imgHealth Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Tuesday that some members of the medical association’s leadership do not want the implementation of the national health system (Gesy) for personal reasons as a prominent member of the association (CyMA) resigned, accusing some of his colleagues of being manipulated by big interests.Paediatrician Alkis Papadouris resigned on Tuesday from CyMA’s medical board (SIS), claiming its leadership was fully controlled by the association of private doctors (Enik).In his resignation letter, Papadouris said private doctors who opted out of Gesy wanted to hire other doctors who joined the system.These doctors, he said, “have no ethical legitimacy to represent doctors who intend on joining (Gesy) or the medical world.”Until recently, he said, private practice within the Gesy framework was a red line for SIS.Papadouris said the creation of a private health platform, in which members of CyMA’s medical board participate, in addition to blocking doctors who will join Gesy, reveals “the real purpose of its creation.”“They said that all those doctors who join Gesy will not be allowed to participate in the platform. For me, this is blackmail to colleagues to prevent them from registering with Gesy,” Papadouris told state broadcaster CyBC.He added that a doctor registered with Gesy will be allowed to carry out private practice for patients who are not beneficiaries of the system and can also see patients privately for services not offered by Gesy.He said in his letter that he decided to resign from the medical board following the latest developments, including the public spat with the health minister on the origin of a memorandum of understanding between CyMA and the government, which was eventually binned.The statements and ethos of the vice chairman of the medical board, he said, reflect on all members of the body.Last week, the vice-chairman of the association accused Ioannou of preparing the document himself in a bid to divide the medical community.Papadouris said SIS no longer represented him “as it aims at supporting social injustice, inequality, is being manipulated by big interests and by policies that are unrelated with medical and Hippocratic ethics, and is leading the medical world to a break-up.”Enik deputy chairman Haris Armeftis had said earlier in the month that the Private Medical Network Cyprus, a platform which the health ministry has described as an attempt to boycott Gesy, was aimed at coordinating the free will of doctors wishing to continue practising privately. The platform, he said, will be an alternative to Gesy, and could also be a solution in case Gesy collapses.Ioannou said later on Tuesday that the resignation was proof of what he had previously said, that some CyMA members do not want to see the implementation of Gesy for their own reasons.“This is something that the medical community must realise,” Ioannou said. He added that each doctor must personally assess what they have to gain from but also contribute to Gesy. “This is a social service which we all ought to embrace.”CyMA spokesman Vasos Economou said that Papadouris’ decision will be respected.A SIS meeting is to take place on Tuesday evening. Economou said that he will suggest to the members to consider resuming dialogue with the government on the participation of private doctors in Gesy. He also called for unity within the medical community.   You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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