Ag Producer Leader Calls Increased Funding Key to Farm Bill Research Title

first_imgJoseph H. Layton, Jr., a soybean, corn and grape producer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, emphasized the priority need for increased federal funding for food and agricultural research, extension and education at an oversight hearing convened today by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Research regarding implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill Research Title. Layton testified as a producer and on behalf of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (National C-FAR), and the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board.”We are all customers—farmers, consumers and, yes, even Congress—who are dependent upon our food and ag research programs for sound answers,” Layton said. “We must seize this historic opportunity to come together in support of increased federal funding for both fundamental and applied research if we are to expect our researchers to provide the science-based outcomes needed to meet multiple challenges we are facing, both known and unknown.”Layton expressed excitement about the vision and leadership that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Rajiv Shah and newly appointed National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Director Roger Beachy are bringing to USDA’s research mission, pledging that ASA and National C-FAR would work with USDA on the new roadmap to implement Research Title reforms and to work with the Administration and Congress in support of critical increases in funding.Layton pointed out that the Research Title of the 2008 Farm Bill represents the nation’s signature federal investment in the future of the food and agricultural sector, with the success of every other Title in the Farm Bill and those who are charged with carrying out their respective missions dependent in significant part on scientific outcomes and tools generated by research programs.”Research reforms we all support will not work if the USDA research mission remains seriously underfunded,” warned Layton. He said the NAREEE Advisory Board had taken a detailed look at several research areas and had been concerned about the insufficient level of funding in all instances. The ag leader called for increasing funding for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to the fully authorized level of $700 million annually as soon as possible, as part of increased funding overall for both extramural and intramural research.National C-FAR (http://www.ncfar.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, consensus-based, and customer-led coalition that brings food, agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and natural resource stakeholders together with the food and agriculture research and extension community, serving as a forum and a unified voice in support of sustaining and increasing public investment at the national level in food and agricultural research, extension, and education. Layton is National C-FAR President.ASA (https://soygrowers.com) represents 22,000 producer members on national issues of importance to all U.S. soybean farmers. Layton serves on the ASA Board and represents ASA on the National C-FAR Board.The NAREEE Advisory Board, established by Congress, provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture, land-grant colleges and universities, and to the Congress on top priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, education, extension and economics. The Board is made up of 25 members, each of which represents a specific category of U.S. agricultural stakeholders.last_img read more

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Cleanup planned for Central Park area

first_imgVancouver — The Vancouver Watersheds Alliance and Oregon-based nonprofit SOLVE will host a community cleanup in Vancouver’s Central Park area Saturday.Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. After starting the day with donated bagels and coffee, participants will break into groups and clean up the area, organizers said. The effort will extend as far as the Columbia River to the south, according to the watersheds alliance.Residents can find a registration form at http://www.vancouverwatersheds.org, though it’s not required to participate. Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.The cleanup will continue through at least 12 p.m.last_img read more

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This weeks auto racing

first_imgAll Times EDTNASCARSPRINT CUPMYAFIBSTORY.COM 400Site: Joliet, Illinois.Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1-2:30 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 6:30-8 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-noon; Fox Sports 2, 2-3 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-5:30 p.m.).Track: Chicagoland Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps.Last year: Matt Kenseth won the Chase opener for the sixth of his seven 2013 victories.Last week: Brad Keselowski won the regular-season finale at Richmond for his series-leading fourth victory of the year and the top spot in the Chase.Fast facts: The 16 drivers in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup were seeded by season victories, giving Keselowski a three-point lead over three-time winners Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano. Two-time winners Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards are six points backs, one-time winners Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Aric Almirola and AJ Allmendinger nine points behind, and the winless Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Ryan Newman 12 points back. … The Chase field will be cut to 12 after the third race, to eight after the sixth and to four after the ninth. Championship-eligible drivers will get a spot in the next round with a victory. Points will be reset after each round and the championship will be decided by finishing order in the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead.Next race: Sylvania 300, Sept. 21, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire.Online: http://www.nascar.comNATIONWIDEJIMMY JOHN’S FREAKY FAST 300Site: Joliet, Illinois.Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 2, noon-1:30 p.m.), race, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 3:30-6 p.m.).Track: Chicagoland Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps.Last year: Kyle Busch raced to the 10th of his 12 2013 series victories.Last week: Busch led all 250 laps at Richmond for his fourth victory of the year and record-extending 67th career series win.Fast facts: Busch is racing along with fellow Sprint Cup stars Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. … Chase Elliott leads the standings, 19 points ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith. Elliott won at Chicagoland in July for the last of his three season victories.last_img read more

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Rohingya brainwashed says Myanmar religion minister

first_imgA house is seen on fire in Gawduthar village, Maungdaw township, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, on 7 September 2017. — Photo: ReutersMyanmar’s minister for religion on Tuesday said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighbouring Bangladesh are being “brainwashed” into “marching” on the Buddhist-majority nation, amid a diplomatic feud over the fate of the persecuted minority.More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state in the wake of a brutal army crackdown last August, UN agencies say, and are now living in crowded Bangladeshi refugee camps.UN investigators have accused Myanmar soldiers of carrying out mass killings, rapes and burning hundreds of villages with “genocidal intent”. Myanmar denies most of the allegations.Thura Aung Ko said Bangladesh was “not letting them return”, referring to the Rohingya as “Bengalis”, a term commonly used in Myanmar to imply that they are recent interlopers from Bangladesh. Rohingya say they are native to Rakhine state.“If [they] release them, the population will drop,” he said in a video shared by NewsWatch, a news website. “And then, they, at the camps, also feed and brainwash Bengali youths to truly march. They will march on Myanmar. The future goal of those over populated Bengalis is to march on Myanmar.”Plans to repatriate an initial group of 2,260 Rohingya from the camps last month were scuppered after none of the refugees agreed to go back, saying they wanted guarantees of safety and citizenship.Thura Aung Ko, a former general who was appointed to the cabinet by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi after she came to power in 2016, was expanding on comments he made at the funeral of a prominent monk last week. On 27 November, he expounded on birth rates among members of an unnamed “extreme religion” and the threat it posed to Buddhism in Myanmar.“While we Buddhists practise monogamy and have only one or two children, an extreme religion encourages to have three or four wives and give birth to 15 to 20 children,” he said in a video published by Radio Free Asia. “After three, four, five decades in this Buddhist country, the Buddhist community will certainly become the minority.”On Tuesday, he clarified: “In fact, ‘other religion’ means Bengalis.”San Aung, the chairman of an Islamic society based in Yangon, told Reuters by phone the comments were “very sad”.“As a minister for religion he shouldn’t speak irresponsibly,” he said.last_img read more

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Art and its dimension

first_imgVolte’s Per Emanuelsson and Bastian Bischoff (Humans Since 1982) will take you through a magical journey with their unique concept of A million times, a kinetic work with 61 clocks put together into one big instillation. Ian andRichard ABell (Based Upon) will allure you with their work inspired by natural and urban landscapes, explorations of archetypal forms, patterns and by the narrative histories woven within a place or group of people. Francesco Clemente’s work Taking Refuge depicts the fulfillment of basic human need for shelter, nomadic yet fashionable tent shows a very different and distinctive approach to art. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Among other recognised Indian artists associated with Volte Art Projects are Ranbir Kaleka, Nalini Malini and Sheba Chhachhi.  Kaleka, will be showcasing his paintings, work on canvas, in oils as well as mixed media, are almost surrealist in their treatment of scenes from everyday life. Nalini Malini’s work is influenced by her experiences as a refugee of the Partition of India. Characteristics of her work have been the gradual movement towards new media, international collaboration and expanding dimensions of the pictorial surface into the surrounding space as ephemeral wall drawing, installation, shadow play, multi projection works and theatre. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAnd lastly, Sheba Chhachhi, photographer and installation artist, her photographic work is predicated on building a relationship with her subjects, the photographs emerging from an invitation to perform the self. The installations address ongoing concerns –the question of transformation, retrieving the marginal and the play between the mythic and social in the context of gender, body, representation, urban ecologies, violence and visual culture. Public art interventions are an important arena for Chhachhi and she has created several onsite works in the city of Delhi over the last few years.Expressing enthusiasm over this year’s artworks, Volte Art Projects’ founder and director, Tushar Jiwarajka said, “This year’s Volte Art Projects is refreshingly significant and I feel greatly honored for being able to expand our country’s art outlook by joining hands with artists who are not only original but also constantly innovating, breaking the conservative approach towards art with their various forms of subtle and bold expressions.”last_img read more

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Chabad of San Juan Del Sur A Jewish presence in a Nicaraguan

first_imgRelated posts:Lonely Planet guide documents a changing Central America Once Mexico’s booze of ‘drunks,’ mezcal earns respect In Guatemala City’s Zone 4, a new effort at urban renewal Costa Rica tourism minister sees no threat from Cuba, Nicaragua See also in our Tico Times Travel section: 7 can’t-miss reasons to visit Granada, NicaraguaSAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua – It was quite easy to spot the rebbetzin, or the rabbi’s wife, within my first few minutes of a hot February afternoon in the Nicaraguan beach town of San Juan del Sur. Looking as if she belonged more in Brooklyn, with her modest, long dress and pushing a baby in a carriage, she bought a fruit juice in a definitively New York-accented Spanish, making her stand out even more among the throngs of scantily-clad tourists and surfers. But I of course knew there is a rabbi and his family in this small town along the Pacific Ocean, and that was one of my reasons for visiting.Yet here at this tiny outpost of Judaism, a part of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitcher outreach movement, Israelis and other Jews are made to feel welcomed and at home. That is true even though a huge statue of Jesus Christ towers above the town reminding all that Nicaragua, like other Spanish-speaking countries, is an overwhelmingly Catholic nation. A food cart just up the street from the Chabad House sports a sign saying “Cristo Vive” further adding to the contrast. Rabbi David Atar, left, Rebbetzin Chana Atar, right, and their son, Levy Itzhak. Paul M. Foer/The Tico TimesMaking a homeThe Rebbetzin Chana Atar and her husband, Rabbi David Atar, have not been in Nicaragua for long but have already made their presence known in this once-sleepy town, especially because among the many travelers who flock to the surfer’s paradise are throngs of young Israelis. They, along with a few local Jewish residents, volunteers and tourists, are attracted to the Chabad Center for traditional Jewish food, to speak in Hebrew, celebrate Shabbat and holidays and maybe to get a dose of some religious and liturgical sustenance.The U.S.-born Chana Atar grew up in Israel, while David, an Israeli who studied in France and New York, always wanted to be a shaliach, or rabbi-emissary. They are now making a home for themselves and their 8-month old son, Levy Itzhak, just enjoyed their second wedding anniversary, and opened an already popular kosher falafel shop on the beachfront this past February. They are making plans to build a mikvah, or ritual bathhouse, for cleansing. Of course for now, the lovely bay and beach of San Juan del Sur – just steps from the front door of the Chabad Center – will have to do.The ground floor holds the shtiebel, or religious sanctuary, and the second floor serves as the busy kitchen, dining room and living room of the corner building. Chaim Sand, 23, sat back and relaxed among the chairs and couches overlooking the ocean.“It’s like my house. No, it is my house,” said the handsome, kippah-wearing, Canadian-born Israeli. He was joined by Moishe Dansker, a rabbinical student from Buenos Aires who was working closely with Rabbi and Rebbetzin Atar. Chabad House in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Paul M. Foer/The Tico TimesFar-flung cornersThe Atars, of course, do what most Chabad shaliachs are known to do: They bring a Jewish presence focused on worship, holidays, religious observance and teaching to both major cities and the far-flung corners of the world, such as San Juan del Sur. A two-hour drive from the capital city of Managua and just a short ride to the Costa Rican border, it seems like an unlikely spot even for Chabad, until one sees how many Israelis are passing through.Atar also trained to become a shochet, or ritual slaughterer, so he could prepare kosher chicken, and he even does catering for Jews visiting Managua who request kosher food. But one of his strangest requests for help involved a decidedly un-kosher animal. Late one night, a young woman was stung by a scorpion in a nearby hostel. The first thing she and her hostel friends did was to wake up the rabbi who drove her to a nearby clinic for medical treatment. “You accept anyone and you help them,” said Atar, a Hebrew-speaker who is conversant – though not fluent – in English and has had to learn Spanish. He recalled dealing with what he only described as a “burial assignment” and had to call to friends in Israel to handle the delicate situation.“This place is a center for any Jewish person who needs anything. He or she can get it here. A non-Jewish girl who was beaten was brought here because they knew it would be safe for her,” said the rabbi. Zach Lunin at his real estate office in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Paul M. Foer/The Tico TimesFestive mealsOn a sweltering Friday afternoon, a long table was set as a huge meal was being prepared in the tiny kitchen. The sun was starting to sink over the bay making the view one of the nicest Sabbath settings for any Chabad center.As evening descended quickly – as it does in the tropics – a boisterous crowd of young Israeli backpackers, sprinkled with a couple of U.S. travelers and a Canadian family, arrived to welcome the Sabbath. Along with the blessings, the ritual hand washing, the wine and some superb, fluffy, home-baked challah (bread) came a sumptuous meal of a variety of vegetables, grains and salads, and of course libations, toasts, more wine and singing accompanied by table thumping. Rabbi Atar delivered a talk in Hebrew, and the visiting Canadian woman spoke in English of her local volunteer efforts. The Israelis, almost all in their 20s, talked among themselves, paying no mind or heed to the few English speakers enjoying the Shabbat, self-separated as they were by language and apparently by age.The next morning, the parashah, or Torah portion, was about Moses receiving the Ten Commandments to give to the children of Israel. Thanks to Rabbi and Ms. Atar and Chabad, it was possible for those gathered to obey the commandment to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. Later that evening, a crowd of 25 again enjoyed another festive meal. After havdalah (the end of the Sabbath), many wandered over to the beachfront food stall Chabad just opened. The Middle-Eastern staple falafel was new to some, yet quite familiar to many of the mostly youthful, surfer crowd who lined up to get fresh and kosher pita-filled treats for as little as $4 each.Among the frequent local visitors to Chabad are Zach Lunin and his family. The Newton, Massachusetts native operates a thriving real estate concern, in no part due to North Americans who are attracted to Nicaragua. He came by way of the University of Maryland, Prague, and then Boston, before moving to León in the northern region of Nicaragua, and then to San Juan del Sur, in 2004. Lunin finds Chabad to be a welcoming place where he can introduce his small children to Jewish tradition, music, prayer and food. At the Preiss home in Granada, Nicaragua, Veronica and Kurt display their Jewish-themed artwork. Paul M. Foer/The Tico TimesSigns of Jewish lifeWhile Chabad, a worldwide Chassidic movement, is making its presence known in San Juan del Sur, there was probably a Jewish presence in Nicaragua – as elsewhere in the Caribbean and Latin America – dating back to the Spanish Inquisition and early days of exploration, although little is known. Some European Jews arrived in the 19th century, mainly centered in Managua, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that their numbers had grown enough to establish a communal presence and synagogue. Because they were generally of the professional or business class, many left when the Sandinistas came to power, although some rose to prominence in the Sandinista regime and government, including Herty Lewites (1939-2006), the late popular mayor of Managua. He went on to challenge Daniel Ortega for the presidency, and there is some speculation that the Sandinistas may have assassinated him. There is also mention of another earlier Jewish mayor named A. Raczkiewsky.Jewish gravestones can be found in Managua, the town of Masaya, and in the former colonial capital and now thriving tourist town of Granada, where there is a Jewish section in the large cemetery with Magen Davids (Jewish stars) adorning walls and gravestones.But there are also signs of Jewish life in Granada, mostly centered around the home and hotel resort of La Fortaleza, owned and operated by Kurt Preiss and his wife, Veronica, a native Nicaraguan. Preiss, who could pass for a Jewish Burl Ives or Santa Claus, was born in Colombia to German immigrants in 1946. His father, a leather merchant, moved the family to Honduras in 1947 and exported kosher meat to the Yishuv, the Jewish community in Palestine-Israel. Preiss received a Jewish education and an AA in agricultural engineering, and came to Nicaragua in 1967 where he operated a leather processing and manufacturing company. He operates a leather goods store in Granada.He and his Nicaraguan wife, Veronica, host Jewish guests, organize Sabbath dinners and holiday receptions from La Fortaleza Granada, the resort villa they own just outside of Granada. Fortaleza has a pool, restaurant and 12 apartments. Their garden displays sculptures with Jewish themes such as a Magen David and Menorah. Inside is a virtual museum of Jewish art and family memorabilia ranging from painting to photographs, documents, seder plates, books and ornaments. Preiss plans to expand the lodging with 34 single rooms and is contemplating bringing Jewish tour groups to Nicaragua. Sabbath dinner at the Preiss home in Granada, Nicaragua. Paul M. Foer/The Tico TimesA stone’s throw from the central park of Granada, Israeli couple Yasmin and David Tzafar operate what is apparently becoming one of the town’s hottest restaurant spots. David had dreams of a restaurant in Israel but said “it’s expensive and complicated,” so through family connections he found his way to Granada and opened Pita Pita. They’ve been serving Mediterranean food and pizza since June 2014 in their restaurant that is now ranked No. 3 out of 112 restaurants reviewed by customers on the website TripAdvisor.Even with its beautiful and peaceful courtyard with lush vegetation, the Tzafars have found that operating a Nicaraguan restaurant has its own set of complications and expenses. David said that finding the right ingredients is “super complicated,” and lamented that a kilo (2.2. pounds) of garbanzo beans that cost a dollar in Israel costs him $4 a pound in Nicaragua. But his hummus and falafel have won praise.“I find that most Nicas actually love Israel and Israelis and Jewish people and get emotional when they meet us,” said Tzafar. The Tzafar family in front of Pita Pita in Granada, Nicaragua. Paul M. Foer/The Tico TimesWhile enjoying a snack with her two small children, Yasmin said, “By definition, we’re not religious. I grew up with a lot of culture around the Jewish holidays, Israeli poets and this is an obvious thing to me,” adding that “almost every day Israelis come through.” She has introduced Jewish holiday celebrations and culture at the school her children attend.Jewish visitors and residents may increase as tourism continues to develop and as more Canadians and travelers from the U.S. flock to the increasingly popular and – for now at least – relatively peaceful and inexpensive tropical destination.For further reading, click here and here.See also: Costa Rican Jews brave hazards, homesickness and Hamas to pursue new lives in Israel Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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The Next Gap in Housing Homebuyer Knowledge

first_imgThe Next Gap in Housing: Homebuyer Knowledge Consumer Knowledge Down Payments Homebuyers 2018-06-11 David Wharton June 11, 2018 518 Views Home prices continue escalating in a generally tight U.S. market, which is making half of Americans believe they can’t afford to buy, according to a new report from online bank Laurel Road. However, the report suggests that this fear is largely fueled by a “knowledge gap,” particularly between men and women.The gap refers to the lack of understanding when it comes to financing options. Mostly, this centers on what many buyers find most intimidating about homebuying: the 20 percent down payment.“The down payment is often considered one of the biggest barriers to affordability, but nearly half of Americans are currently unfamiliar with alternative down payment options,” the report states. Similarly, the National Association of Realtors found that, in 2017, the median down payment for first-time buyers was 6 percent.”That made 2017 the third straight year that was true. Still, more than half the respondents of Laurel Road’s survey of college-educated buyers said they plan to put 20 percent down on a home. Another 42 percent said they would have to tap other means of financial assistance.Gender seems to be playing a key role in finding those alternatives. According to the report, while about 25 percent of men said they were unfamiliar with alternatives, half of women said the same thing.“This lack of knowledge around alternative options potentially contributes to the fact that more than one-third of respondents—and 46 percent of millennials—do not feel confident that they could currently afford a 20 percent down payment,” the report found. That feeling is especially prevalent among those with student loan debt.Laurel Road found that a knowledge gap surrounds current interest rates too. The survey revealed that Americans think mortgage interest rates in the U.S. will reach 6 percent by the end of the year, even though the Mortgage Bankers Association expects interest to top out at 4.6 percent. Almost three-quarters of millennials are concerned over higher interest rates, while a third of baby boomers are, according to the report.“Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision, yet despite the range of resources, people often aren’t aware of the personalized options available to fit their specific situation,” said Alyssa Schaefer, CMO of Laurel Road. “By arming future homebuyers with the knowledge and support needed to make an informed and confident decision, we are committed to empowering our customers during the homebuying process. Ultimately, through our research and evolving product set, our mission is to meet our consumers where they need us most, by providing an exceptional experience across each major financial milestone.”center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, Market Studies, News, Origination Sharelast_img read more

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FILE In this Thursday Jan 3 2019 file photo

first_img FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, Peter Farrelly arrives at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, Calif. Green Book” director Farrelly says he’s deeply sorry and embarrassed after film website The Cut found an old story where colleagues said Farrelly liked to flash his genitals as a joke. The Cut on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, published excerpts of a 1998 Newsweek story saying Farrelly liked to use ruses to get people to look at his penis. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2019 4:53 am PDT ‘Green Book’ director: ‘I was an idiot’ for genital-flashing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — “Green Book” director Peter Farrelly said Wednesday that he’s deeply sorry and embarrassed after film website The Cut found a 20-year-old story where colleagues said Farrelly liked to flash his genitals as a joke.The Cut on Wednesday published excerpts of a 1998 Newsweek story saying Farrelly and his brother and frequent filmmaking partner Bobby Farrelly liked to use ruses to get people to look at Farrelly’s penis.Farrelly issued a statement through his publicists saying the stories’ descriptions are true.“I was an idiot,” Farrelly said. “I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I’m embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I’m deeply sorry.”Those who told Newsweek they’d been tricked included film executive Tom Rothman and actress Cameron Diaz, who was starring in the Farrelly brothers’ comedy “There’s Something About Mary” at the time.“Green Book,” which stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortenson as a black concert pianist and his Italian-American driver who become unlikely friends, won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday for best musical or comedy film.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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So how loud is too

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note in their native Kabul “My mother was cooking something on our ground floor and my father and I were on the third storey Suddenly my father leaned out of the window and shouted out that the meat was going to stick to the grill causing my mother to turn the sikhri over When I asked him how he knew he just smiled and said by the time I was his age I would have his nose” Shirzad’s father must be proud now that his son is a senior chef at the luxuriant Inter-Continental hotel in Kabul Not that Shirzad has had it easy Apart from working under his father he worked with a kasai (butcher) and worked in Dubai and Pakistan before returning home to cook He still butchers his own meat “The integrity of the meat is of the first importance” says Shirzad In India as part of a cultural exchange Shirzad and three of his countrymen two chefs and an administrator are at the ITC Maurya in Delhi for a 10-day festival celebrating Afghani cuisine after which they return with a similarly assembled Indian team to the Inter-Continental in Kabul for a 10-day showcase of Indian food “The Indian High Commission contacted us for this exchange; it has taken three months to plan” says Zubin S Songdwala General Manager ITC Maurya Afghani food given the mountainous terrain of its regions is high on protein with beans chicken and mutton being the mainstay of the cuisine apart from a massive variety in breads and rice “We have many varieties of breads which are available in the country Since Afghani breads are only made in their tandoors (which are horizontal as opposed to their vertical Indian counterparts) and as most homes cannot afford the space required by these baking behemoths most families buy their breads from the market” says Shirzad Meanwhile sella rice a variant of basmati is as widely consumed and is the traditional component of Kabuli Pulao (the Afghans’ national dish) among other rice dishes And the Afghanis love their rice “There’s a tiny restaurant in Kabul which is famous for only serving rice without any kind of salan korma or gosht They just serve plain rice And there are people queuing up from the morning to early in the afternoon by when the rice finishes” says Shirzad Given the country’s distance from the traditional spice route Afghanis have never used too many condiments “There are no spices in my home no masalas” says Shirzad adding that this is common among Afghans They use salt and green chillies and that’s about it The main flavour in Afghan food comes from the grill whether wood or charcoal as does the colour Indeed most Afghan houses still do not employ gas or other petroleum products for cooking preferring the traditional fuels of wood and coal Not that things haven’t progressed in the country “Mashahallah Afghanistan has seen great progress in the last decade The Taliban regime seemed determined to wipe out our historical heritage Now the new democratic government is re-establishing our culture Earlier we had no electricity never mind other infrastructure Today we do with many projects in the pipeline to improve our lives With inter-cultural projects like these we can learn from our neighbours and perhaps teach them a thing or two” says Shirzad In any case when you talk about India Shirzad lights up “The first thing my friends said when I told them I’m going to India was to find Shah Rukh and get a picture taken with him” laughs Shirzad Apparently pictures of Shah Rukh the other Khans and the galaxy of Bollywood adorn Afghanistan from taxis to billboards Kabuli Pulao Ingredients (Serves 2) Mutton 500 gm Basmati rice 250 gm Onions 50 gm Cumin 10 gm Tomatoes 50 gm Green cardamom 4-6 Beaten curd 75 gm Salt to taste Pista (boiled peeled ) 75 gm Badam (boiled peeled ) 75 gm Carrot ( peeled grated ) 60 gm Browned onions for garnish Method 1 Heat fat in a deep vessel and add half of the whole spices When they crackle add onions tomatoes sliced mutton pieces and saute Add salt to the pieces 2 Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes Boil water in a pan and add the remaining whole spices salt and lemon juice Add the rice and cook till 2/3rd done 3 To cook on dum layer the cooked mutton with the boiled rice Garnish with grated carrot which is sauted in oil add boiled peeled badam and pista Line the lid with dough seal the vessel and cook for 15 minutes 4 Garnish with browned onions and beaten curd For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChandigarh: Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Dharamvira Gandhi today launched a "Punjab-centric" front which may contest the 2017 Assembly polls in the state Many political outfits including the Democratic Swaraj Party the Apna Punjab the Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Party the Swabhiman Party along with former AAP leader HS Kingra and several academicians and volunteers joined hands with Gandhi The suspended AAP MP from Patiala said the name of the front will be announced in 10-15 days "There is a need for a regional outfit in Punjab which can guard its interests on the lines of what the AIADMK TMC BJD do in their respective states" Gandhi told the media Representational image Reuters Asked if the front will contest the polls he said that will depend on its strength in a particular Assembly constituency Gandhi hit out at the other political parties including the Congress and the BJP for "failing to protect the interests of Punjab" over the years He acknowledged that the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was the only regional party in the state but alleged that they too have "reneged on the interest and the future of Punjab" Gandhi also lashed out at the AAP for "ignoring the real volunteers while distributing poll tickets" Ruling out his rapprochement with the party he alleged that there was "no democracy" and it had become a "one man party" hinting at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal "Leaders from Punjab are being sidelined as ‘subedars’ from Delhi are running the show Leaders like Sucha Singh Chhotepur and Kanwar Sandhu are being humiliated A high-command culture is prevailing in the party now" he claimed and hit out at Kejriwal saying "If my wish prevails I will throw him out of it" Gandhi said he had assessed the political situation in the state around three months back and had there been an election then the AAP could have formed the government in Punjab as it was "far ahead" of the Congress and the SAD-BJP combine Asked if he will resign from the AAP he answered in the negative saying he had neither floated a "political party" nor joined any other "They can throw me out but I will not resign as MP" he said Gandhi said he had told the AAP leadership to either withdraw his suspension or expel him from the party "But they are not taking any decision Maybe they are scared of losing votes" he added Asked if his front would approach Navjot Singh Sidhu the cricketer-turned-politician who recently severed ties with the BJP he said "If he contacts us we will think over it" Gandhi and another MP Harinder Singh Khalsa were suspended from the primary membership of the AAP for "indiscipline and anti-party activities" last year By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 25 2016 6:53 pm Bigg Boss 10: Mona Lisa’s fiance Vikrant Singh Rajpoot is upset with Mona Lisa’s closeness with Manoj Punjabi Related News Romance blossoming inside the Bigg Boss house is nothing new Either for TRPs or to ensure a longer stay in the house we have often seen contestants getting up close and personal It is a different matter that these romances peter out soon after Bigg Boss house is behind the contestants The list of couples who ostensibly found love in the house is getting longer with every season of the controversial reality show And during Bigg Boss 10 we have Manoj Punjabi and Mona Lisa who are painting the house red with their lovey-dovey moments Also read |Bigg Boss 10: Manoj Punjabi reveals his struggles to Swami Om Maybe all that they are doing is only to save themselves from eviction but Mona Lisa’s real-life boyfriend Vikrant Singh Rajpoot whom she will be marrying after walking out from the house is not very happy with the current track of the show “We were supposed to get married but now I am confused I know that this is all drama Once she is out (of the house) things will get sorted It’s not easy for me or my family to watch this I told her Veena Malik jaisa kuch nahin karna because the public is smart and cannot be fooled” Vikrant told Mid-Day Though he didn’t call it quits directly but Mona Lisa’s love life outside the house is definitely hitting the rocks without her knowledge More from the world of Entertainment: Not to mention Swami Om a few days back talked ill about Mona Lisa’s character on the cameras and narrated stories of Manu and Mona getting cosy in bed Now it can’t be said whether it was his words which infuriated Mona Lisa’s fiance or was it something else Well it is not only Mona Lisa’s boyfriend who is upset There is someone else too outside the house who wants Mona Lisa to keep her hands off Manu It is Manoj’s alleged girlfriend Priya Saini who is not very happy with Mona’s conduct inside the house While she defends Manu by saying that he is a friendly person and behaves with everyone in a similar fashion she puts all the blame on Mona Lisa “I hate Mona Lisa; she is a despo She has been nominated so many times in the show She would not have been able to survive the show had it not been for Manu She knows that the day Manu and Manveer (another contestant on the show) abandon her it would be very difficult for her to stay in the house That’s the reason she keeps hanging out with both of them and tries to get intimate with Manu by hugging and kissing him” Priya exploded in an interview with The Times Of India Also read:Bigg Boss 10 contestant Manoj Punjabi who claims to be a commoner is actually a celebrity see pics But being in love with Manu from last seven years she too gets possessive when he spends time with Mona “I am a normal girl and I do feel insecure at times I am not with him 24*7 Mona is I remember one of the episodes where Manu sang a song for Mona That time I couldn’t control my emotions and started crying as Manu used to sing that same song for me But later I composed myself realising that things are not always what they seem to be I completely trust my fiance” she said Also read | Bigg Boss 10: Mona Lisa is already married and Manu Punjabi is engaged Now after the comments from both Priya Saini and Vikrant Singh Rajpoot it will be interesting to see what exciting thought will cross the mind of Bigg Boss who is always in a look out for such gossips to bring a twist in the show For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 20 2016 10:23 pm Kangana Ranaut is set to play Jaanbaaz Miss Julia a 1940s action diva in Rangoon Related News Kangana Ranaut is set to play Jaanbaaz Miss Julia a 1940s action diva in Rangoon and her first look from the Vishal Bhardwaj-directed film is out The poster of the film within the film shows Kangana in black outfit wielding a whip and sporting a Marilyn Monroe- like haircut with a white stallion neighing close by The vintage movie poster is that of a Navroz Talkies production titled “Toofan Ki Beti” which will remind the audience of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia a stunt queen of the 30s Set against the Second World War the Casablanca-like love triangle also stars Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor “Julia is not Fearless Nadia but is a’40s diva in her own right who came into films via theatre and as was the convention at the time went to the front to entertain soldiers fighting the Second World War Check out ‘Toofan Ki Beti’ & ‘Jaanbaaz Miss Julia’ Kangana Ranaut’s rocking look in Rangoon http://s.tco/pP9jaUGsbG pictwittercom/nGIc1OiXGp — Fenil Seta (@fenil_seta) December 19 2016 Kangana in Rangoon as Julia is not Fearless Nadia but a ’40s diva in her own right who came into films via theatre http://s.tco/ktmh0vpS0O — Fenil Seta (@fenil_seta) December 19 2016 Kangana in Rangoon goes to the front to entertain soldiers during World War 2; falls in love with @shahidkapoor http://s.tco/6x0KUgObdP — Fenil Seta (@fenil_seta) December 19 2016 “That’s where Julia who is in love with a producer played by Saif meets Shahid’s character and loses her heart again bringing grit glamour and romance into this intense war-drama” a source close to the production unit said Described as “Moulin Rouge” meets “Saving Private Ryan” “Rangoon” is Bhardwaj’s dream project which he had been working on since past seven years Sajid Nadiadwala is producing the film scheduled to release in February next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News it would be tough for him, A famous photograph from The Indian Express archive has been replicated in the film, The duo, In such a situation, Atletico’s inability to break 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