My Favorite Food

first_imgI am very foodie. I love to eat and cook. The food gives us energy. Without food, there is no life. There are so many dishes available in today’s world some like Indian foods like Biryani, Dosa, Pav Bhaji, Pani Puri etc whereas some like western foods like Pizza, Burger, Noodles etc. Among the number of food, Pizza is my favourite food because it tastes and smells fabulous.The pizza itself looks so yummy, crispy and so cheesy. There is no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap. My love for Pizza is very high. I am always hungry for pizza, be it any time of the day. Cheese is the secret ingredient of any food it makes any food taste yummy. Nearly any ingredient can be put on pizza. Those diced vegetables, jalapenos, tomato sauce, cheese and mushrooms make me eat more and more like a unique work of art. Every pie is a different shape and size. There are thin-crust pies, deep dish pies, and everything in between. There are pies with different cheeses and tomato sauce, or even pies with a completely different base altogether. On every occasion, I celebrate it with pizza style. There are times when I get scolded for having a pizza all the time because anything in excess causes harms to our health but a pizza lover will always be a pizza lover. There is something between me and pizza the bond which cannot be broken.No matter how much I have eaten, I never fail to make myself feel hungry when I have my favourite pizzas in front of me. Flavours are felt exploding in my mouth when I take the 1st bite of my pizza. My love for my pizzas is eternal and nobody on this earth could ever take this from me until I die.last_img read more

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Compass reboots lending — with some caveats

first_imgA spokesperson for Compass said Concierge will resume in phases. Phase I includes the Hamptons, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carmel by the Sea, Napa, Naples and Cape Cod.It’s also adding safeguards to Concierge to limit its exposure. Previously, rivals have criticized the program, saying it carries risk if the listing does not sell.Going forward, agents will be suspended from using the program if they have two or more clients who used Concierge and have not listed or paid back the funds in a timely manner.With those measures in place, Compass aims to reignite a program that helped agents win listings. In 2019, the firm said 5,000 agents used Concierge on 11,000 listings valued at $8.5 billion. That accounts for 17.5 percent of Compass’ listings.On average, Compass said agents who used Concierge increased their number of listings by 47 percent within 90 days. That contributed to Compass more than doubling its listing volume year over year. In 2019, Compass sold $88 billion worth of real estate, up from $45.5 billion in 2018.Since 2012, Compass has raised $1.5 billion from investors at a $6.4 billion valuation. At the end of 2019, it had 15,500 agents nationwide.Like other firms, Compass was hit hard by the pandemic, which shut down in-person showings and other brokerage services. In late March, Compass laid off 15 percent of its staff, or roughly 375 people, after modeling a 50 percent drop in revenue over a six-month period.Last month, CEO Robert Reffkin conveyed optimism in the market. During an appearance on CNBC, he said Compass’ year-to-date revenue is up 47 percent and the company is “seeing an accelerated shift from traditional companies to tech-enabled companies.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Photo illustration of Robert Reffkin (Getty, iStock)Compass is ramping back up two lending programs — with new limits to minimize risk.The residential brokerage said it will reinstate Concierge, which fronts money to homeowners for home repairs, in second-home markets on June 15. Compass plans to restart a part of its bridge loan service, which advances money to borrowers, on July 15.Over the past couple of years, both programs drove listings to Compass agents as the SoftBank-backed firm bulked up its market share nationwide.In March, Compass scaled back the programs at the behest of lending partners, who were responding to economic uncertainty around Covid-19.In the case of Concierge, Compass limited its outlay to $30,000 on homes under $3 million, and it suspended the program in certain second-home markets. It stopped advancing bridge loan payments. Compass’ bridge loan program advances payments via Notable, an independent lender.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreCompass scales back lending Compass lays off 15% of staff Compass: We can survive a 6 to 9 month slump last_img read more

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Martin Schwalb leaves intensive care

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe handball world was in shock when it was announced that Martin Schwalb suffered heart attack and that his condition was critical. He underwent a four-hour long surgey, and was in grave situation even after the operation, but the condition luckily got better. Now that the condition is improved to the better, he has been allowed to leave the intensive care. Martin Schwalb himself said that he feels tired now, but is very happy to be alive. He remains HSV Hamburg coach still, but will be unavailable for interview requests in the coming weeks.source: hsvhandball ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:Bundesliga, handball, HSV Handball, Martin Schwalb Recommended for you Manuel Spath to join HSV Handball Click to comment France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role! Martin Schwalb won’t extend contract with Rhein Neckar Lowen Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Marin Sego to Montpellier Handball?

first_imgRecommended for you Related Items:Marin Sego, Montpellier handball Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment VIDEO: Soussiiii Croatia secure 3 points for Main Round ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsNot Telekom Veszprem, neither RK Vardar Skopje. According several source, the Croatian NT and MOL Pick Szeged goalkeeper, Marin Sego, will play at French vice-champions Montpellier Handball from the next season.The 33-years old Croatian goalie has a very good period with Hungarian champions. Previously, Sego was a part of golden PGE Vive Kielce’s generation which won EHF Champions League in 2016.The Croat born in Medjugorje (Bosnia and Herzegovina) played also at Orlen Wisla Plock, PPD Zagreb and HRK Izvidjac Ljubuski.He should replace Vincent Gerard who will join PSG Handball in June 2019. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Simonet saves point for Montpellier against Nanteslast_img read more

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LaPorte Jaycees forced to cancel fireworks at the Fairgrounds

first_img Twitter By Tommie Lee – July 3, 2019 0 723 IndianaLocalSouth Bend Market Facebook Google+ LaPorte Jaycees forced to cancel fireworks at the Fairgrounds Previous articleYour dog is probably not a fan of July 4th, but you can helpNext articleFormer Governor Rick Snyder withdraws from Harvard fellowship Tommie Lee WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter (Krystal Vivian/95.3 MNC) The LaPorte Jaycees have had to cancel Wednesday night’s fireworks display, scheduled for the County Fairgrounds.ABC 57 reports that one of the workers setting up the display fell off a truck and broke his leg, according to an official with the fairgrounds.That worker, affiliated with the fireworks vendor, is the only licensed ‘shooter’ who is trained to set off the fireworks. Due to his inability to do so, the show has had to be cancelled.The July 4th parade will go on Thursday as planned.The La Porte Jaycees posted this statement to their Facebook page:La Porte Community,Due to a worker injury on site with our fireworks vendor, we regret to inform you that this evening’s fireworks celebration has been cancelled. Please understand that this is not an easy decision that we had to make, however we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate our community and sponsors support.Sponsors, we will be reaching out to you directly very soon.Thank you for your continued support and we love our community and we will see you at the parade tomorrow. Google+last_img read more

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Dave Matthews Band headed to Indy, Chicago, Grand Rapids

first_img Facebook Dave Matthews Band headed to Indy, Chicago, Grand Rapids By Tommie Lee – January 22, 2020 1 385 Google+ Twitter Previous articleWillie Nelson coming to Four Winds Casino this AprilNext articleParkview Warsaw expanding into full-service hospital Tommie Lee Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter The Dave Matthews Band performs at the 2019 Rock in Rio Music Festival held in the Olympic Park of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 29, 2019. (Photo by Andre Moreira/Fotoarena/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images) The Dave Matthews Band will be spending time in our part of the Midwest this summer.The 90s icon will play two shows at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville on June 19 and 20. Tickets go on sale February 21st but a special presale for his fan club begins Thursday morning at 10 a.m. on the live nation website.Matthews also has shows planned in late June in Chicago and Grand Rapids. You can learn more at his official website here.last_img read more

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Quarter of French Muslims follow hardline Islam: study

first_imgThe embrace of hardline Islam was strongest among young Muslims who lacked jobs or strong qualifications, added El Karoui. Overall, a plurality of French Muslims — 46 percent — considered the practice of their religion totally compatible with local rules and customs.Groundbreaking silenceThe study should be causing waves. It’s the first major snapshot of how French Muslims view their own beliefs to be published in France, and it comes after a wave of Islamist-inspired terrorist attacks.Its publication also follows a lengthy, anguished debate about whether or not Muslim women should be allowed to wear the burkini — an Islamic swimwear garment that some French politicians criticized as the symbol of a militant, invading religion.And yet, public reaction to the study is partial, and strained.Robert Ménard, a far-right mayor known for his provocative positions, tweeted a link to the report, followed by the question: “Is a confrontation [with Islam] inevitable?”Left-wing magazine Télérama took a sarcastic stance, calling the findings “unsurprising” and criticizing the study’s methodology. And public officials? They did not react at all.“For the time being it’s total silence from the administration,” Fanny Anor, one of the study’s co-authors, said. “What we are trying to do is create data that allows us to analyze these questions based on solid evidence, so we can avoid debating purely on impressions.”“But that’s a very uncomfortable position for the government,” she added.Statistical Catch-22The discomfort stems from an unwillingness to accept the intrusion of evidence into a debate long ruled by the abstract principles of “equality” and “secularism.”While Prime Minister Manuel Valls has repeatedly voiced alarm over the spread of “political Islam” in France, the Montaigne study shows where it’s coming from: young Muslims who lack jobs and professional skills, and feel as though the French state has turned its back on them.To rekindle faith in the French system, the study’s authors argue, France should bring the alienated population into the workforce by overriding hiring discrimination through the use of ethnic and religious statistics. But Republican orthodoxy forbids using ethnic statistics — even when other studies proved the link between poor hiring prospects and having a Muslim-sounding last name.Religious statistics are not forbidden, on condition that information is given willingly by the subject. But that fact was lost on some Twitter users, who criticized the report for using “illegal” methods.“They [politicians] feel trapped,” added Anor. “After the terrorist attacks, it’s an awkward camp to be in, arguing for measures to fight discrimination.”Until the taboo is lifted, debates on what it means to be French are likely to remain abstract, passion-filled — and devoid of policy-based solutions. Also On POLITICO Nicolas Sarkozy offers migrants Gallic ancestry By Carter Stoddard and Hortense Goulardcenter_img PARIS — A study showing that more than a quarter of French Muslims follow hardline Islam is causing discomfort for the political class, which is united in ignoring its conclusions.Among the survey’s eye-catching findings are that 28 percent of Muslims questioned follow an “authoritarian” interpretation of texts advocating a break with French society; or that more than 40 percent of young Muslims (aged 15-25) consider Islamic Sharia law more important than the secular law of France.“They (young French Muslims) feel rejected,” Hakim El Karoui, who co-authored the report for the Institut Montaigne think tank, told TF1 TV Sunday. “French society is sending them the message: you are not French. In a way they are getting revenge by hanging on to the identity they have.”last_img read more

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UK offers EU border patrol boat ahead of summit

first_imgThe U.K. also announced it would send more interpreters to “ease pressures on the Greek islands and support the most vulnerable.”U.K. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: “Today’s announcement is a strong symbol of the will of both governments to work together to tackle the challenges posed by illegal migration and maintain the momentum of the EU-Turkey agreement.“The meeting between the two prime ministers today is just the start of a process which will develop specific areas of co-operation, supported by an action plan which I will be taking forward.” Also On POLITICO Malta will let rescue ship dock — as EU partners help take migrants By Magdaline Duncan Council largely rejects Commission’s proposals on migration — again By Jacopo Barigazzi LONDON — The U.K. will send an extra border patrol boat to the Aegean Sea to help curb the flow of illegal immigrants and refugees into Europe, Theresa May announced Tuesday following a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in London.The news comes ahead of this week’s European Council in Brussels which is set to be dominated by the question of how best to tackle illegal immigration from the Middle East and Africa, an issue which has sparked a political crisis in Germany and fierce division between member states.While the offer is limited in scope, it is seen in Westminster as the type of collaboration which should continue after Britain’s departure from the European Union next year. Following the meeting in No. 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, a U.K. government spokesperson said the two leaders discussed pressure on Greece from illegal migration and agreed it was “a shared challenge” for Europe.“The prime minister said that the U.K. would continue to play its part in supporting a sustainable solution after we leave the EU,” the spokesperson said.The British Border Patrol “cutter” will help patrol waters off the coast of Turkey — the main route for Syrians and others trying to cross into Europe in 2015 and 2016 at the height of the refugee crisis.The number making the journey has since dropped dramatically following an agreement with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in March 2016 under which all illegal migrants crossing from Turkey into Greece would be returned. In return, the EU agreed that for every Syrian readmitted by Turkey from the Greek islands, another Syrian from Turkey would be resettled in the EU.The new border patrol boat will work alongside HMC Valiant which has been working with the Hellenic Coast Guard since May 2015.The boat offered by the U.K. will be deployed “to assist with vital search and rescue operations” for migrants attempting to make the journey from Turkey to Greece, the U.K. Home Office said Tuesday. It is capable of rescuing several migrant boats at the same time, with sometimes over 200 people rescued in a single mission.last_img read more

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Austria moves to ban glyphosate this year

first_imgAustria is heading toward a likely ban of glyphosate this year after the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) backed the Social Democrats’ drive to end usage of the controversial weedkiller.”There are enough studies that adequately demonstrate the risk that glyphosate poses to the environment and human health,” the FPÖ’s new party leader, Norbert Hofer, said Wednesday. “It is therefore a sign of responsible environmental policy to put this ban on track.”Glyphosate is the subject of a heated debate in Europe and the U.S. over whether the weedkiller causes cancer. The Social Democrats’ leader, Pamela Rendi-Wagner, said she is “pleased” that her party’s long-standing effort on banning the controversial herbicide would “finally pay off” now that her party’s motion had a majority in the Austrian parliament.Austria’s center-right People’s Party recently made headlines in Austria when its lead candidate in the European Parliament election, Othmar Karas, said he opposed a general ban of glyphosate.The Austrian parliament’s committee on agriculture and forestry will now deal with the details of a possible law amendment of a plant protection agent law from 2011, and lawmakers could vote on a ban of glyphosate in the first week of July, Die Presse and AFP reported.”With regards to an entry of the ban, talks are still underway to give all glyphosate users a transitional period to switch to environmentally sound alternatives that are safe for humans,” Hofer said.last_img read more

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Alfalla claims victory in first-ever iRacing playoff race at Darlington

first_imgThree-time NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing Champion Ray Alfalla claimed victory in the first-ever NPAS playoff race at Darlington Raceway for his third win of the 2017 season. The dominating performance vaulted Alfalla into the championship lead as he chases an unprecedented fourth championship in iRacing’s most prestigious oval series.Michael Conti came home second, nearly 1.9 seconds behind Alfalla. Ryan Luza finished third to nearly keep pace with Alfalla in the championship. Logan Clampitt was fourth and Brian Schoenburg came from 24th on the grid to finish fifth, barely beating Bobby Zalenski as the two crashed across the start/finish line.Zack Novak led the field to the green after winning his fourth pole of the year and led the first 29 circuits. However, it was Luza with the long run speed early in the race, and he passed Novak down the backstretch on Lap 30 to gain control of the race. Shortly thereafter, a caution brought the field to the pits for the first time in the evening with Luza maintaining the lead off pit road.MORE: NASCAR-sanctioned drivers compete in iRacing series Then on the ensuing restart Luza made an uncharacteristic mistake that likely cost him a chance at contending for the win when he changed lanes before the start/finish line. The preemptive move earned Luza a drive through penalty, putting him a lap behind.Back at the front, Bobby Zalenski took over the lead when Luza pitted with Alfalla tracking him closely in second. As the run wore on, Zalenski was able to keep Alfalla at bay, but Luza was able to un-lap himself, which would prove important in his rally back to the front.Unable to catch and pass Zalenski on the track, Alfalla turned to pit strategy as he ducked in earlier than Zalenski on Lap 70. With Zalenski staying out until Lap 72, Alfalla made up several seconds on the former leader as they both worked through traffic on their far fresher tires.Alfalla finally cycled to the lead on Lap 89 due to an extended pit sequence with Conti less than a second behind. Zalenski rode in third, still quite a distance behind the leaders despite his two-lap fresher rubber. Alfalla, in fact, began to pull away from everyone as he asserted himself as the driver to beat. The only chance the field looked to have would be a caution or a mistake by Alfalla on pit road.The rest of the field got their wish on Lap 142 when Josh Berry spun and crashed off Turn Two. Alfalla was first off pit road and with everyone having enough fuel to go to the finish, the race was on. For the first 20 laps Conti could maintain touch with the leader but slowly but surely Alfalla started building a gap and was not challenged on his way to the win.Alfalla’s victory allowed him to jump Luza and into the NPAS points lead with two races remaining until the final cut in the playoffs. Alfalla leads Luza by three points and Zalenski is nine markers back. Clampitt holds the final transfer spot, five points behind Zalenski and nine in front of Novak, who struggled to a 17th-place result.Chicagoland Speedway plays host to race two of the NPAS playoffs as all eight title contenders are within 14 points of the final transfer position. Alfalla was definitely the car to beat at Darlington, but if Luza can stay penalty-free Alfalla, Zalenski, and the others will likely have their hands full by the end of the night. Can Alfalla go 2-for-2, or will one of the other seven contenders find the winner’s circle in a bid to upset the favorite? Find out in two weeks on iRacing Live!last_img read more

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