Martha Stewart to work with Canopy Growth in developing hempbased products

Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED) The Canadian Press SMITH FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal that will see Martha Stewart join the company in an advisory role to help develop a new line of products.Canopy Growth says it will use Stewart’s knowledge of consumer products while exploring the effectiveness of hemp-derived CBD and other cannabinoids as they relate to both humans and animals.The U.S. recently signed the Farm Bill, which legalized the cultivation of hemp as a source of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds also found in cannabis. Pot itself remains illegal under federal law south of the border. However, there are still grey areas, as the FDA also does not allow CBD-infused foods or beverages in interstate commerce and there are variations between states on how CBD-products can be distributed or what it can be added in to.Ontario-based Canopy Growth — one of Canada’s largest producers of cannabis products for medical and recreational use — has developed diverse product offerings specific to hemp-derived CBD.It has announced plans to invest between $100 million and $150 million in a hemp industrial park in New York State.Canopy CEO Bruce Linton described Stewart’s fame as an expert in consumer products as a “one of a kind” collaborator. “As soon as you hear the name Martha, you know exactly who we’re talking about,” Linton said in a statement. read more

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Las Vegas Sands said in good hands as CEO battles cancer

LAS VEGAS — Casino magnate and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is battling cancer, but industry analysts say the company he founded and helms has the personnel to guide it through the health crisis.Las Vegas Sands Corp. says the 85-year-old Adelson is receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.The announcement came after Sands attorney James Jimmerson in a court hearing earlier in the week described the billionaire’s health as “dire” and that Adelson has not been at his company’s offices in Las Vegas since around Christmas Day.Analysts with Stifel say Sands “remains in incredibly good hands” with executives who make up “one of, if not the, deepest benches” among casino operators.Sands’ stock dipped about 1.5 per cent in moderate trading Friday.The Associated Press

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Australian Journalist Waleed Aly Calls for Unity After Terror Attacks on

Rabat – Australian journalist, academic, and writer Waleed Aly devoted the recent episode of his broadcast The Project to share his thoughts and to condemn the terror attack committed against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.The message of the prominent host was widely shared and received hundreds of thousand comments.In his address, Aly said that he was not unsure about whether to speak about the terror attack, which claimed the lives of 50 people and injured 50 more. The journalist, however, said that he felt responsible to speak about the attack.“Of all the things that I could say tonight, that  I’m gutted and I’m scared and I feel overcome out of hopelessness,” he said.In the emotional speech he delivered with a cracking voice, Aly added that “the most dishonest thing would be to say that I’m shocked. I’m simply not. There is nothing about what happened in Christchurch today that shocks me.”The Muslim journalist, who said he attended Friday prayers at a local mosque, said that he knows what the moments before the shooting occurred must have been like.“I know how quiet, how still, how introspective those people would have been before they were suddenly gunned down.”Read Also: Wydad Casablanca Fans Pay Tribute to Victims of New Zealand Terror AttackThe journalist, whose facial expression spoke volumes about how he feels about the murder, plead for unity in the world to combat violent attacks targeting Muslims.“Now, we come together, Now we understand that this is not a game. Terrorism doesn’t choose its victims selectively,” he said.“You’ll have to forgive me, these won’t be my best words…”On this heartbreaking day, Waleed reflects and calls for unity. #TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/mIOI0eGamb— The Project (@theprojecttv) March 15, 2019“That we are one community and that everything we say to try to tear people apart, demonize particular groups, set them against each other, that all has consequences even if we’re not the ones with our fingers on the trigger.”The attack caused international indignation, with world leaders strongly slamming the attack. King Mohammed VI was in the list of world leaders who condemned the attack.The 28-year-old attacker live-streamed the shooting, which showed him carrying a rifle and shooting at people deliberately. The video showed the attacker repeatedly pointing his rifle and shooting again at anyone trying to move.Facebook said in a statement that its staff is working to remove the videos of the shooting.“In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload,” reads the statement.In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload…— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 17, 2019 read more

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DR Congo UN forces army adopt new directives with civilian protection at

Announcing the new directives to the Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Alan Doss highlighted the dilemma faced by the UN Mission in DRC, known as MONUC, which is mandated to “give the highest priority” to protecting civilians, while at the same time working with the national army, which includes elements responsible for human rights abuses, in fighting rebels in the east of the vast country. “There is no easy answer to this dilemma and we are looking towards the Council for clear guidance in this respect,” he said, presenting Mr. Ban’s latest report on the DRC, which calls for a six-month extension of MONUC, one of the UN’s largest operations with nearly 20,000 uniformed personnel, until 30 June.Asked at a news conference on Monday about reports that 1,400 civilians had been killed by Congolese or Rwandan troops and by rebels as a result of the so-called Kimia II military operations launched with MONUC’s support, Mr. Ban said the mission had suspended logistical or other support for units of the Congolese National Armed Forces (FARDC) when there were sufficient grounds to believe their operations would violate human rights.Underscoring the dilemma, an independent UN human rights expert today named two FARDC commanders, Innocent Zimurinda and Bosco Ntaganda, who remain in the their posts, as facing serious accusations of human rights violations.“It is a contradiction of basic UN principles for UN peacekeepers to cooperate with a military operation led by individuals who stand accused of war crimes and grave human rights abuses,” UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Philip Alston said in a news release.Mr. Alston, who reports to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, added that while action against the mainly Rwandan Hutu rebel group FDLR in eastern DRC was necessary, the manner in which Kimia II it has been carried out has been “absolutely catastrophic” for civilians.“There has been insufficient planning for civilian protection, and civilians have been raped to death and massacred in revenge attacks by the rebels. Shockingly, civilians have also been gang-raped and hacked or shot to death by the Congolese army, the very force that is supposed to protect them,” he stressed.It is to address these problems that Mr. Doss announced the new directives today, with Kimia II ending by 31 December. “The FARDC and MONUC will now concentrate on holding ground recovered from the FDLR and preventing attacks on civilians in areas of vulnerability, while undertaking focused interventions against any centres of command and control where the FDLR may have regrouped,” he said. “Protection of civilians has to be at the core of these operations.”He later told reporters that it was important to have the FARDC stabilized in some areas “with our support and our presence. So I would expect there would be fewer operations conducted, but we’ve still kept open the possibility of targeted operations if we see the FDLR regrouping and attempting to strike or recover or conduct reprisals.” MONUC aided Kimia II with helicopter lifts, medical evacuation, fuel and rations, as well as firepower support to FARDC to keep FDLR from reclaiming areas previously under its control.He noted that human rights violations were rife in North and South Kivu provinces. “Sexual violence continues unchecked. Armed groups together with uncontrolled elements of the FARDC are responsible for most of these violations,” he said. Kimia II’s goal of ending FDLR’s control of population centres and weakening its ability to exploit the country’s natural resources such as gold and cassiterite “has been largely achieved, although we do recognize there have been very serious humanitarian consequences,” he added.He reiterated the need to dismantle the international and expatriate networks behind the minerals and arms smuggling in the eastern provinces, which have continued to seethe with rebel and ethnic violence after much of the rest of the once war-torn country has returned to relative calm.“At the same time, the Congolese Government must ensure the progressive demilitarization of the mining areas and prevent its own armed forces from exploiting these resources,” he warned.“Unfortunately, with the recent round of integration and demobilization of Congolese armed groups (whose members were enlisted in the army after reaching accords with the Government), the problem of discipline in the FARDC has worsened.”Mr. Doss noted that MONUC was implementing, together with other UN agencies, a multi-faceted protection strategy for tens of thousands of civilians “under the threat of imminent danger,” with 58 forward bases. “I can assure that local people greatly appreciate our presence and the protection that MONUC provides,” he said. Over 1.25 million people have been uprooted or re-displaced by violence in North and South Kivu provinces, and the volatile security situation has hampered aid agencies’ efforts to provide assistance. 16 December 2009United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the national army adopted new directives today for operations against rebels with the protection of civilians as the core focus following reports of massacres and other serious human rights violations by Congolese soldiers. read more

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Aid workers unable to reach 25000 displaced in DR of Congo camp

“In addition to the cholera epidemic, which is likely to get out of hand in the absence of a continuous follow-up in Tché, the IDPs (internally displaced persons) will soon run out of food, water and medical supplies, making their situation even more complex in the face of an already volatile humanitarian situation,” said Modibo Traoré, the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Bunia.Some 165 cases of cholera, with four deaths, were counted in Tché camp before the area became inaccessible, OCHA said. About 1,420 people in Tché, Tchomia and Kafé have been infected since the start of the outbreak on 26 March and another 20 new cases of the disease have been detected daily, it added.Tché is about 61 kilometres north of Bunia, in an area where UN peacekeepers and DRC national troops have been disarming fighters, especially along the Iga Barrière-Katoto road, OCHA said.The fighters have been attacking civilians in Djugu territory despite a 1 April deadline, imposed by the peacekeeping UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), to have handed up their weapons.MONUC has proposed establishing a mechanism to give humanitarian aid workers safe passage to and from the area, OCHA said. read more

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Time Warner CEO hints at delays for DC shows on Netflix Hulu

by Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press Posted Nov 4, 2015 12:34 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 4, 2015 at 4:43 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Time Warner CEO hints at delays for DC shows on Netflix, Hulu, and more episodes on cable FILE – In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Bewkes, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner, attends the Cannes Lions 2014, 61st International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Fans of superhero shows based in the DC Comics universe like “The Flash,” ”Arrow” and “Gotham” might have to wait a lot longer for past seasons’ episodes to come to Netflix and Hulu. Bewkes, the chief executive of DC-owner Time Warner Inc., told analysts on a conference call Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, that the company is reconsidering whether to license series just a season old to such services, known as subscription video-on-demand services. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Fans of superhero shows based in the DC Comics universe like “The Flash,” ”Arrow” and “Gotham” might have to wait a lot longer for past seasons’ episodes to come to Netflix and Hulu.Jeff Bewkes, the chief executive of DC-owner Time Warner Inc., told analysts on a conference call Wednesday that the company is considering whether to let online services like Netflix have its shows several years after they first air, rather than one year later. He said that could mean more older episodes are available on-demand to traditional cable customers.Withdrawing shows from online services would make traditional cable and satellite TV packages more attractive. Time Warner is focused on “delivering even more value to consumers, especially those who subscribe to the traditional bundle,” Bewkes said.There are eight DC-based shows on TV right now, including newcomer “Supergirl,” which launched on CBS last week. You can currently access many of the previous seasons of established DC Comics shows, up until the last season, on Netflix and Hulu.Analyst Anthony DiClemente of Nomura Securities said Time Warner is reacting to the growth of Netflix as a power in the TV industry.“Some of the media executives are looking at Netflix as a digital distributor who has gained too much power,” he said. “They are thinking, look, maybe we should keep our most valuable content inside the traditional pay TV ecosystem, which is the golden goose.”DiClemente speculated that satellite and cable TV providers like DirecTV and Comcast could soon be able to offer back episodes for the entire current season to customers in on-demand libraries, rather than just the most recent five episodes.Time Warner also spooked investors wary that growing numbers of people are skipping a traditional cable subscription. It said U.S. subscribers of its Turner networks such as CNN, TNT and TBS fell a worse-than-expected 1 per cent this year, and it expects a similar decline next year.The comments came after Time Warner Inc. reported third-quarter earnings early Wednesday that disappointed investors.While revenue grew 5 per cent to $6.6 billion, topping the $6.5 billion expected by analysts polled by FactSet, and adjusted earnings of $1.25 beat predictions of $1.09 per share, its earnings outlook of $5.25 per share for fiscal 2016 fell short of expectations for $5.60.The company blamed foreign exchange headwinds and greater investment in programming for the forecast shortfall.Time Warner shares fell $5.10, or 6.6 per cent, to close at $72.20 Wednesday. Its shares have fallen more than 15 per cent this year. read more

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White supremacist who owned boxer shorts emblazoned with Nazi swastikas guilty of

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. A white supremacist who owned boxer shorts emblazoned with Nazi swastikas has been found guilty of stirring up racial hatred.Nathan Worrell, 46, from Grimsby had denied 11 race hate offences after being accused of distributing stickers and posters with slogans including “Diversity is White Genocide” and “Refugees Not Welcome”.He was arrested in November 2017 but denied having done anything wrong saying if people did not like the slogans they could ignore them.During the trial Worrell described himself as an “ethno-nationalist” and said he did not believe in diversity or multiculturism.When police searched his home they found shirts, jumpers and underwear bearing Nazi symbols as well as swastika fridge magnets and a large amount of Nazi propaganda.The prosecution said the material was threatening, abusive or insulting and Worrell’s intention was to stir up racial hatred around Grimsby by distributing or displaying the stickers. Prosecutors also said that he had also stirred up racial hatred by publishing, distributing and displaying the racist stickers on lamp posts, signs and notice boards.He was convicted of eight charges but cleared of three others at Grimsby Crown Court.Worrell was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Thursday.Jenny Hopkins from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Nathan Worrell is a committed neo-Nazi with a hatred of people who are not white. “From the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed, he surrounds himself with images of Hitler, the SS and the Third Reich.“The CPS will prosecute right-wing extremists who stir up racial hatred in communities and help keep the public safe.”     read more

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European smartphone competition heats up as new makers challenge major brands

first_imgSMALLER AND CHEAPER smartphone makers are growing in popularity among European customers according to a new report.The findings, which came from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, looked at smartphone sales data across Europe and the world, found that more people are opting for phones made from smaller brands like Huawei and the French smartphone maker Wiko.Android continues to be the number one operating system in Europe, with a 72.4 per cent share of the market. Apple only holds 17.5 per cent of the market while Windows Phone increased to 8.4 per cent. Blackberry’s hold on the market decreased to 0.8 per cent, compared to 2.7 per cent last year.It was the Chinese manufacturer Huawei which saw the greatest increase. The number of smartphones it sold in Europe increased by 123 per cent in the five major European markets, the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, over the past year, giving it a market share of 3 per cent.Another smartphone manufacturer, Wiko, also saw triple-digit growth across the continent. Wiko is most popular in its home market of France, holding an 8 per cent share of the market, but its growing across Europe and is beginning to make its way to the UK.In the US, Apple and Samsung dominate the market holding a 34.6 per cent and 34.1 per cent share respectively.Read: Apple expected to reveal smart home features for iPhone >Read: Google developing ‘Project Tango’ tablet with 3D mapping capabilities >last_img read more

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Fianna Fáil tables Dáil motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter

first_imgFIANNA FÁIL has tabled a Dáil motion of no confidence in the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter.The motion will be debated by TDs next Tuesday and Wednesday, with a final vote on Wednesday evening.Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman Niall Collins said Shatter’s position had become untenable following his disclosure of a Garda incident involving Mick Wallace.“The Minister has shown extremely poor judgement of late. In particular, he used private information he received from the Garda Commissioner to undermine an opposition TD on Prime Time last week,” Collins charged this afternoon.“Minister Shatter’s behaviour last week was frankly a disgrace.“It was made even worse yesterday when it was confirmed that Minister Shatter decided to keep his own encounter at a Garda checkpoint under cover.”Shatter is facing separate investigations by the Data Protection Commissioner and the Standards in Public Office Commission over whether it was appropriate for him to be given information about a Garda encounter involving another TD, and whether it was ethical to disclose those details in public.Collins said all of this had come while Shatter had overseen the closure of 100 Garda stations, forcing morale in the police force to an all-time low, and while the government’s relationship with Ireland’s judges had become so poor that a new forum was needed to mediate between the two.“All of these actions indicate that the Minster is no longer suitable to be Minister for Justice and Defence,” Collins said.The motion is unlikely to be passed – Dáil rules are designed to allow the government table a counter-motion, likely to be complementary to Shatter and supporting his performance to date, which will be voted on instead.This means that Fine Gael and Labour backbenchers, who may have been tempted to back Fianna Fáil’s motion, will not get the opportunity – and will instead be asked to affirm a much more palatable alternative.Interestingly, the motion affirms no confidence in Shatter in either of his ministerial roles – he holds two, one for Defence and the other for Justice and Equality – and the Dublin South TD would be expected to leave both positions if the motion was passed.Read: Shatter: ‘I was breathalysed, but hadn’t done anything wrong’More: Commissioner told Shatter about Mick Wallace’s encounter with GardaíFull text: I made comments ‘to defend the integrity of An Garda Síochána’last_img read more

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Govt to spend over 8m on Public Sector pay raise

first_img Related Items:budget, public sector, raise, salary, washngton misisck Recommended for you Government surplus $60M, slammed by PDM Party Government gets extra $11 million; 2015/2016 Budget now $236 million Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Feb 2015 – The Salary pay grade review is done and come April 1st, most public sector workers will be getting a raise; it’s a raise the Finance Minister last week announced will cost the country over $8million dollars. “I think the Public Service regarding exercise is costing the Government close to $9 million overall. So we are at a stage now where we are in a position to start to focus on the people who work in this economy in the public Sector, who is responsible for collecting revenue, and who is responsible for helping Government to function and they will finally be recognized by having their pay scales regarded.”While the actual review of government worker salaries is the responsibility of the Deputy Governor’s Office as Anya Williams heads up the Civil Service; it is up to the elected government to budget for the increases which Minister Washington Misick when describing the Financial and Strategic Policy Statement for this upcoming budget year said: A key policy highlighted in the FSPS was the implementation of the proposed pay and grading review, to address pay anomalies in the public service, and assist in the recruitment and retention of critical front line staff. “There was a pay grade exercise done previous to the current government coming to office which had suggested somewhere between $4 and $5 million dollars of additional expenditure to re-grade public service so that they were adequately compensated and so that people were in the right grade based on the performance requirements of the positions of they were expected to hold and perform at. The government did not have the money until now to do so, now that the country has rebounded and the government has the money a decision was made to implement the regarding exercise, and as I said, in terms of some new posts in the re-grading itself we are spending an extra $9 million dollars on public service salaries.”Last month the Premier announced that his administration, is this year, more focused on people. FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT 2015/2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Flexible working valued by a third of those likely to work past

first_imgThe majority (71%) of employees plan to work beyond the age of 65, and 32% feel that flexible-working initiatives are the best way to attract and support older employees, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.The survey, conducted among 1,002 full- and part-time employees in April 2019, also found that employees planning to work past the age of 65 felt their most valued benefits would be income protection (17%), life insurance (16%), critical illness cover (13%) and employee assistance programmes (EAPs) (10%).Approximately three in 10 (28%) respondents noted that having a diverse mix of ages within an employee base creates a wider range of skills, while 43% agreed that organisations value the experience of older workers. A further 40% noted that employees aged over 65 are valued for their loyalty, while 62% of respondents aged above 55 had indeed been with their organisation for 10 years or more.Paul Avis, marketing director of Canada Life Group Insurance, said: “Older workers are an invaluable component of the UK workforce given their extensive industry knowledge and expertise that all colleagues, particularly younger generations, can benefit from. They also represent a valuable talent pool for employers as Britain struggles to counter a growing skills shortage.”However, almost three in 10 (27%) respondents voiced concerns that employers might see older staff as a hassle, due to the increased likelihood of health concerns. In addition, respondents stated that older workers are seen as less productive (21%), less likely to adapt (30%) and less skilled with technology (30%).“It’s an unfortunate fact of life that health concerns tend to become more frequent as we age, and will become more common in the workforce as we live and work for longer,” added Avis.“Workers over the age of 65, therefore, have a more immediate need for employee benefits that provide both financial and emotional support should they become ill or suffer an injury.  Employers that want to keep and recruit these valuable workers should offer protection products that have the additional benefit of offering a wide range of support services, from early intervention to [EAPs] and second medical opinion services. All of these can be used without having to make a claim, adding daily value and proving employers’ commitment to their staff’s health.”last_img read more

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Cookbooks for newlyweds who want to eat happily ever after

first_img Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 0 Arno Images / Cultura / Getty Images What’s the best part about getting hitched? Well, spending the rest of eternity with the love of your life is (hopefully) at the top of that list, but not far behind are the gifts, especially those that will help breathe new life into your kitchen. Goodbye, “collectors” McDonald’s plastic cups and college-era Foreman grill — hello, fancy stuff!Once you have the appliances, flatware and other bright, shiny cooking accessories in your cupboards, it’s time to start taking full advantage of them.Read more: How to use everything on your wedding registry Below you’ll find an assortment of cookbooks tailored for the married life, covering everything from quick and easy weeknight meals to do-it-yourself catering for your next big bash. They’ll lead you and your spouse on the path toward exciting new food adventures at home with recipes that are sure to become staples of your family’s gastronomic repertoire for years to come. And if you’re shopping for a last-minute wedding gift, these are also great options to wrap up for the soon-to-be newlyweds.Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking by Julia Childjulias-kitchen-wisdom-cookbook-amazon Amazon Though you can’t go wrong with any of Julia Child’s legendary cookbooks, Kitchen Wisdom has a particular emphasis on developing your culinary skills and instincts. (Just because you now own all the right tools for preparing that perfect meal, it doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to use them.) Not only does it serve as an easy-to-follow guide on the fundamentals of cooking, the book also includes plenty of tried-and-true recipes for you and your loved one to show off what you’ve learned from the late, great food Yoda. $28 at AmazonHow to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman”What are we cooking?” is a question spouses constantly find themselves asking each other and Mark Bittman’s indispensable encyclopedia of easy-to-master recipes thankfully offers plenty of answers. If you have conflicting cravings or simply no idea where to start, How to Cook Everything will set you down the right path. $20 at AmazonBarefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun by Ina Gartenbarefoot-contessa-party-cookbook-amazon.jpg Amazon Now that the Herculean task of putting together a wedding is done, the last thing you probably want to think about is organizing another get-together. But when the time comes to host your next soiree, let Ina Garten be your guide. The all-knowing Barefoot Contessa covers all aspects of party planning from decor to drinks — and, of course, the food for events throughout the year big and small. The emphasis is on easy ideas (remember, “Store bought is fine.”) that still add up to a lot of fun. $16 at AmazonThanksgiving: How to Cook It Well by Sam SiftonThere’s hosting a party, and then there’s Thanksgiving. Whether you’re tired of your uncle’s leathery turkey or are ready to take the reins on Friendsgiving, New York Times Food Editor Sam Sifton offers the ins and outs of tackling the year’s most notoriously ambitious meal. $15 at AmazonThe Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchenbest-newlywed-cookbooks-wedding-gift Amazmon You’ve found that killer, mouth-watering recipe, but it serves eight and there’s only the two of you. Ugh, math. The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook alleviates the number crunching, focusing on smaller scale meals that also include traditionally large format dishes like stews and lasagna, pared down to feed a couple. If you eventually add more mouths to feed to your family, hang on to it for date nights (and that challenging period when your kids refuse to eat what you’re having for dinner).$22 at AmazonDinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker and Instant Pot by Melissa ClarkChances are if you didn’t already own one, an Instant Pot or one of its relatives will end up in your cooking arsenal by the time your wedding is over. New York Times food columnist and cookbook vet Melissa Clark will help you put them to good use. Dinner In an Instant offers a diverse collection of 75 recipes for that quick, pressure-cooked meal or a slow-cooked feast when you have hours to spare. $17 at AmazonMilk Street: Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimballmilk-street-cookbook-amazon Amazon It’s been a long day at the office and the last thing either of you want to think about is getting back to work in the kitchen. But before going the takeout route, consider this newly-minted James Beard Award winner that will help make weeknight cooking a cinch. While quick meal cookbooks tend to focus on tired, familiar eats, Milk Street distinguishes itself from the pack with an array of eclectic, internationally themed recipes (think Vietnamese meatball lettuce wraps and chocolate-tahini pudding) prepared in as little as 30 minutes. $31 at AmazonPatisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of French Pastry by Christophe FelderBid adieu to that wedding diet with the help of renowned pastry master Christophe Felder. Containing 3,200 photographs and 210 recipes, Patisserie is a deep dive into the world of croissants, eclairs, tarte tatins and other French favorites. In no time you’ll be able to prepare a delectable spread of sweets with (or for) your sweetheart. $42 at AmazonNoma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine by René Redzepirene-redzepi-noma-cookbook-amazon Amazon You’ve just moved on to a new, exciting phase in your life and ambitions are high. If one of your goals happens to include replicating the dishes from one of the most acclaimed restaurants on earth, here’s an opportunity to live the dream. Noma provides an all-access pass into the mind of Michelin-starred Danish chef René Redzepi offering blueprints to his groundbreaking culinary creations. Best of all, if you find that mastering the art of molecular gastronomy is more effort than it’s worth, the book will prove to be a worthy investment as a centerpiece on your coffee table. $48 at Amazon Post a comment Share your voice Applianceslast_img read more

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Calls on Modi before Mark Zuckerbergs India Visit

first_imgJeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com, Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said.Bezos, who is in India for a visit, had earlier termed India an amazing country, which is full of opportunities and boasts of people who are hard-working, vibrant and have a zest to succeed.Amazon has high expectations from its Indian operations, he noted.”People feel that we are in India for the last one year.. we started a software development office in Bangalore 10 years ago. In the last one year the local team is doing shockingly, stunningly well. We are open for a year and we have very high expectations,” he said in a conversation with former Nasscom president Kiran Karnik at an event organised by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.The US-based Amazon recently said it was investing $2 billion in India’s e-commerce space. With 243 million Internet users, India’s e-commerce industry is growing at 38 percent year-on-year.”With this additional investment of $2 billion, Amazon team can continue to think big, innovate and raise the bar for customers in India. At current scale and growth rates, India is on track to be our fastest country ever to a billion dollars in gross sales,” said Bezos.”What is stunning about India is the speed at which it is growing and that is one of the tailwinds for the growth of e-commerce,” he said, adding that “India is unbelievably energising; the people are focused on learning and extremely inventive.”last_img read more

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Sri Reddy fumes over director Tejas comment on local artistes and calls

first_imgSri Reddy and director TejaFacebookActress Sri Reddy was fuming over director Teja’s comment on local artistes and called his latest release Sita starring Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas and Kajal Aggarwal a flop movie at the box office.Director Teja, who released his film Sita on May 24, made a controversial statement on Telugu artistes during its promotion. In an interview, he apparently said that his movie were not becoming hit at the box office as he was encouraging local talents, which may not impress viewers. His comment came after he was asked about roping in Punjabi beauty Kajal Aggarwal for the film.Sri Reddy, who has been fighting for local talents for a year, was upset with the opinion of Teja. She took to her Facebook page to slam the director. She asked him why Tollywood is only bringing heroines from Bollywood, but not heroes too. She also said that the reason for the failure of his films is not local artistes, but his thoughts, which are not striking chord with the film goers.Sri Reddy wrote, “Dir teja garu,I respect u whole heartedly, but I didn’t like your answer about local artist encouragement, that’s what you are not getting hits it seems.. why tollywood is not importing heroes from Bollywood then, dnt give cheap answers in ur interviews..sita is a flop movie okay..I think people are not liking your thoughts..close your shutters..”It should be recalled here that Teja was the first filmmaker to extend his support to Sri Reddy, when she alleged that she was harassed by the producers and directors in Tollywood. He had assured her to offer roles in his projects with Nandamuri Balakrishna and Venkatesh. In a video message, he had said that it was the moral responsibility of every filmmaker and he requested them to help her.But later, Sri Reddy had said that after she revealed the dark secrets of industry, Suresh Babu’s family wanted to silence her through the the help of director Teja, by offering her roles in his upcoming film. She had said, “Not only Ram Gopal Varma, but Teja was also involved in the settlement. Teja advised me to accept the money and end the entire issue of Abhiram Daggubati.”last_img read more

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3 Killed in alleged gunfight with RAB

first_imgA Prothom Alo IllustrationThree men were killed in what the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) called a gunfight with them in Pahari Dhala area of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar in the small hours of Sunday.RAB-15 Teknaf camp official lieutenant commander Mirza Shahed Mahtab told Prothom Alo that the deceased were drug traders.The deceased are Dil Mohammad, 42, and Rashedul Islam, 22, from Chowdhurypara area of Cox’s Bazar and Shahidul Islam,42, of Master Hat area of Amirabad in Chattogram.Two RAB members, Md Jahangir and Md Sohel, sustained injuries in the gunfight, the law enforcement claimed.Tipped off a large consignment of yaba pills, a team of RAB conducted a raid in Pahari Dhala area around 12:00am. But the gang opened fire at them that forced them to retaliate resulting in a shoot-out, said Mirza Sahed Mahtab.The RAB members, later, recovered three bullet-hit bodies from the spot and took them to upazila health complex where the doctors declared them dead, he added.RAB recovered 140,000 yaba pills, four locally made guns and 21 rounds of cartridge from the spot, Mirza added.The three bodies would be sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for post-mortem, said the officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model police station.As many as 116 people have been killed so far only in Cox’s Bazar in reported gunfights with law enforcers since the anti-drug drive began on 4 May last year.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies across the country in 2018.In the first four months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 115, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

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Jimmy Garoppolo is a franchise quarterback

first_imgColin says:Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong.Colin’s not buying Dak Prescott.Ryan Tannehill is no Andrew Luck.Derek Carr and Jameis Winston are leaders, Jay Cutler is a toxic relationship you need to end.The quality of college football coaching is atrocious.There are two types of coaches. Coaches and gym teachers.RG III to IR. He’s done.Guests:Ian Rapoport – NFL Network Insider is in for his weekly Monday morning appearance to break down the biggest storylines on the first Monday of the NFL season, why the Colts D is weak, RGIII shoulder updates and IR news, Russell Wilson’s ankle worries, the league buzz on Garoppolo.Shannon Sharpe – NFL Hall of Famer and host of Skip and Shannon Undisputed is in-studio to break down why he was impressed with the Patriots and Jimmy G, takeaways from Dak Prescott’s first start, why Del Rio’s decision may have worked, but wasn’t the right call, and Jay Cutler gets the ether.Plaxico Burress – Former Steeler, Jet and Giant and Super Bowl Champ is in-studio to talk about going for two to win the game from the player’s perspective, what characteristics separate Big Ben as a leader compared to a Jay Cutler, and takeaways from NFL Week 1.Michael Lombardi – Former NFL GM and Pariots exec in-studio to talk NFL Week 1, breaks down the debuts of Wentz, Garoppolo and Prescott, and why there’s reason for concern when you look inside Dak Prescott’s numbers.last_img read more

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MRI Scans Detect Brain Rust in Schizophrenia

first_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more January 4, 2017 — A damaging chemical imbalance in the brain may contribute to schizophrenia, according to research presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting, Dec. 4-8 in Hollywood, Fla.Using a new kind of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurement, neuroscientists reported higher levels of oxidative stress in patients with schizophrenia, when compared both to healthy individuals and those with bipolar disorder.”Intensive energy demands on brain cells leads to accumulation of highly reactive oxygen species, such as free radicals and hydrogen peroxide,” according to the study’s lead investigator, Fei Du, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In schizophrenia, excessive oxidation — which involves the same type of chemical reaction that causes metal to corrode into rust — is widely thought to cause inflammation and cellular damage. However, measuring this process in the living human brain has remained challenging.Du and colleagues at McLean Hospital measured oxidative stress using a novel magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique. This technique uses MRI scanners to non-invasively measure brain concentrations of two molecules, NAD+ and NADH, that give a readout of how well the brain is able to buffer out excessive oxidants.Among 21 patients with chronic schizophrenia, Du observed a 53 percent elevation in NADH compared to healthy individuals of similar age. A similar degree of NADH elevation was seen in newly diagnosed schizophrenia, suggesting that oxidation imbalance is present even in the early stages of illness. More modest NADH increases were also seen in bipolar disorder, which shares some genetic and clinical overlap with schizophrenia.In addition to offering new insights into the biology of schizophrenia, this finding also provides a potential way to test the effectiveness of new interventions. “We hope this work will lead to new strategies to protect the brain from oxidative stress and improve brain function in schizophrenia,” Du concludes.This work was supported by grants from MH092704 (F.D.); NARSAD (F.D.); NARSAD (D.O.); MH094594 (D.O.); MH104449 (D.O.); Shervert Frazier Research Institute (B.M.C.).For more information: www.acnp.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | January 04, 2017 MRI Scans Detect ‘Brain Rust’ in Schizophrenia New magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique offers better visualization of the biology of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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Indian Railways launches KatraKalka train for pilgrims

first_imgIndian Railways started running a new bi-weekly train from Kalka to Katra from June 2. This decision comes due to the growing rush of Pilgrims to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.The accommodations in the new train include AC2, AC3, sleeper and general second-class.The trains are scheduled to leave from Kalka on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 pm which arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station at 4.45 am the next day.Trains will depart from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.30 pm to arrive at Kalka at 7.50 pm the next day.The train will travel to Katra via Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu and Udhampur.“Till now there are three local train services between Jammu and Udhampur and all these will now be extended to Katra,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.last_img read more

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The worlds largest festival of light music and i

first_imgThe world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney, returns in 2018 with a spectacular new precinct at Luna Park, the return of much-loved Customs House, and a fantastical blend of everyday objects and Australian-inspired motifs on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.“Vivid Sydney has delighted and inspired people from around Australia and the world. With the Festival now in its 10th year, visitors and locals alike can once again expect to be mesmerised by the Vivid Sydney program, with larger installations and a gripping Music and Ideas offering, so I encourage visitors to start planning their trip early to get the most out of this year’s exciting line-up,” said Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall yesterday.“Over 23 nights from Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June, Vivid Sydney will paint the Harbour City in the colour and spectacle of Vivid Light, take over Sydney stages with Vivid Music’s electric performances and collaborations, and provide a global forum for thought-provoking debate and creative discussion at Vivid Ideas.”Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and in 2017, attracted a record-breaking 2.33 million attendees to Vivid Sydney, delivering an incredible $143 million of visitor expenditure into the NSW economy.View program here.last_img read more

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