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Snackbar chef again named for Beard award

Snackbar chef again named for Beard award Bacchanal , the wine shop that morphed into a wine bar, wine garden and unique oenophile oasis in the Bywater, is nominated alongside more traditional restaurants around the country. "We hold our judges and committees in high esteem and believe they will continue to do what is ethically correct". The James Beard Awards are considered to be the Oscars of the food industry. [Full Article...]

Shamed aid chief 'hurt' by Oxfam sex scandal

Shamed aid chief 'hurt' by Oxfam sex scandal The 86-year-old Mr Tutu rarely makes public statements because of health problems. Roland van Hauwermeiren, the former CEO of Oxfam's operations in Haiti who is at the center of a sex scandal involving the charity's employees, said on Thursday that the media coverage of the situation was in many ways deceitful and pledged to give his version of facts. [Full Article...]

Pakistan tightens noose on UNSC banned individuals, declares Hafiz Saeed as terrorist

Pakistan tightens noose on UNSC banned individuals, declares Hafiz Saeed as terrorist In a move that could be considered a win for India's diplomatic policy, Pakistan has promulgated an ordinance that declares terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) of Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist organisation, also seeking a ban on it. Pakistan has informed the committee of the decision it has chose to undertake. During the upcoming FATF meeting, the report will be taken up and Pakistan's efforts towar... [Full Article...]

Assault on pregnant woman: CPM leader arrested

Assault on pregnant woman: CPM leader arrested While the incident occurred 18 days ago, it came to light after Jyotsna and her husband sat on a dharna in front of the Kodancherry police station on Wednesday, demanding an action against the criminals. My husband works in Kochi and so, the situation was hard for my kids and I. "I called the police but they said they don't have vehicle to come", the woman told India Today. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tsvangirai Dies in South Africa

Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tsvangirai Dies in South Africa Xisbiga MDC ayaa ka fekeryay musharaca doorashada sanadka ka dhacaysa Zimbabwe ugu tartami lahayd, maadaama uu xanuunsanayay Tsvangirai. After Mugabe was overthrown, there was fevered speculation that Mnangagwa would seek a more inclusive form of rule than that of the leader he had just ousted. [Full Article...]

Trump should treat women 'with more respect': Bill, Melinda Gates

Trump should treat women 'with more respect': Bill, Melinda Gates And "Is it fair that you have so much influence?" For instance, while running for president, Trump floated the idea of asking Gates to help close "that internet up in some way" to curb communications by terrorists online. Bill Gates wrote, "When I get really enthusiastic about something, I count on her to make sure I'm being realistic". Questions range from the political to the personal, in... [Full Article...]

Trump Infrastructure Plan Would Pay For A Fraction Of Investment

Trump Infrastructure Plan Would Pay For A Fraction Of Investment White House officials declined to comment on Trump's discussions in the closed-door meeting but said that all options were on the table to meet the main objectives of the president's plan. But the word "generate" is not the same as "spend", as the Trump administration's plan proposes to allocate just a fraction of that ambitious goal, $200 billion over 10 years, with most of the rest of the fund... [Full Article...]

Snow in the forecast for MA this weekend

Snow in the forecast for MA this weekend The weekend in the Council Bluffs-Omaha metro area looks to be much better - high temperatures in the 40s. Saturday will be mostly sunny and cooler with highs in the 30s. Accuweather forecasters put the chance for more than 3 inches just above 30 percent (and the chance for less than 1 inch at about 20 percent). SUNDAY: Snow ends early in the morning. [Full Article...]

NASCAR Cup Series: 2018 preseason driver power rankings

NASCAR Cup Series: 2018 preseason driver power rankings Six of Earnhardt's 17 career victories at Daytona International Speedway came in that auto, including one of his Daytona 500 victories. The Daytona 500 kicks off the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Series Cup season on Sunday, Feb. "That's really my hope for the Daytona 500". Although the plates raise parity among teams, they also makes cars run closer to one another, greatly increasing the ri... [Full Article...]

Minnie Driver quits Oxfam after sex in crisis zone scandal

Minnie Driver quits Oxfam after sex in crisis zone scandal She said she would be meeting the National Crime Agency on Thursday after talks with charity bosses, regulators and experts in recent days. She added: "In light of these allegations, we will be reviewing our association with Oxfam as a participant volunteering provider". [Full Article...]

Iraq Seeks $88.2 Billion For Reconstruction After Years Of War Against ISIS

Iraq Seeks $88.2 Billion For Reconstruction After Years Of War Against ISIS About $23 billion will be needed in the short term and more than $65 billion in the medium term, the director general of Iraq's Planning Ministry, Qusay Adulfattah. "I have come to tell you of France's support to accompany you ". The European participants stressed, in a session on the high-level experts of the Iraq reconstruction program and the role of financial institutions, human dimension... [Full Article...]

Woman has British accent after medical procedure

Woman has British accent after medical procedure The first occurrence left her sounding Irish, and the second time gave Myers an Australian accent. Her British accent shows no signs of going away, and she hadn't been able to break through it on her own. Myers also suffers from a condition known as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which could be linked with her transient accents, according to Daily News . [Full Article...]

Obama's portrait artist painted black women decapitating white women

Obama's portrait artist painted black women decapitating white women The artist, Kehinde Wiley , explained that the flowers chart his path on earth. "Sherald uses greyscale to paint skin tone in order to take away 'color, ' so her subjects can be seen for their personality and presence", Bennett wrote on Twitter . [Full Article...]

ANC delivers sack letter to Jacob Zuma

ANC delivers sack letter to Jacob Zuma They are known friends of President Zuma - and his son, daughter and one of the president's wives worked for the family's firms. However at 22:26 on Tuesday, Baloyi cancelled the request. "He told them he was not going anywhere as he did nothing wrong", an unnamed ANC committee member told the Mail and Guardian newspaper. The recall does not remove Zuma from office, but it does corner him. [Full Article...]

Russian Fighters Killed in US Airstrikes in Syria Identified

Russian Fighters Killed in US Airstrikes in Syria Identified One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least two pro-Syrian government forces were killed. Alexander Averin, a spokesman for the nationalist party he was linked to, told Reuters Ananiev had been killed in shelling in the same fighting on Feb 7. [Full Article...]

Saratov Airlines Plane Crashes Near Moscow, 71 Feared Dead

Saratov Airlines Plane Crashes Near Moscow, 71 Feared Dead Helicopters were at the scene as well as rescuers on snowmobiles, Reuters reported , adding that an official of the Emergency Situations Ministry said two bodies and a flight recorder had been found. Russian Federation has suffered numerous plane crashes, with airlines often operating ageing aircraft in unsafe flying conditions. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, expressed his condolences t... [Full Article...]

Oxfam scandal widens as other abuse cases revealed

Oxfam scandal widens as other abuse cases revealed The Charity Commission said on Saturday that it had written to Oxfam "as a matter of urgency" to request further information. "If the moral leadership at the top of the organization isn't there, then we can't have you as a partner", she said. [Full Article...]

U.S. massacre of Syrian troops threatens to unleash wider war

U.S. massacre of Syrian troops threatens to unleash wider war An unidentified commander fighting in the military alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters that seven members of the pro-government forces had been killed and 27 injured. This came after militants in adjacent Idlib province downed a Russian fighter jet and killed the pilot on February 3, the AP said, citing unconfirmed Turkish media reports. [Full Article...]

Despite Trudeau's human rights concern, Canada sells weapons to Philippines

Despite Trudeau's human rights concern, Canada sells weapons to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's order, issued in a news conference, came after the Canadian government made a decision to review the 12 billion peso ($235 million) helicopter deal due to concerns the Philippine military might use the utility helicopters in counterinsurgency assaults. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong Bus Accident Claims Lives

Hong Kong Bus Accident Claims Lives The bus was carrying spectators and workers from horse races when it overturned in the New Territories area in Hong Kong. Rescuers had to cut open the top of the bus to save the passengers, reported Xinhua . 'And then it was like the tyre slipped, and the bus turned. It was really chaotic on the bus. Photographs of the incident showed the bus on its side with the roof torn off. [Full Article...]


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