Kolkata: Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata with chest infection on Wednesday morning. The octogenarian actor, who is suffering from pneumonia, was taken to the ICCU and a medical board comprising five doctors has been monitoring his health. His condition is stated to be stable now, the doctors said. Chatterjee had complained of breathing congestion on Wednesday morning and was subsequently taken to the hospital.
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NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:40 a.m.Stocks are surging in early trading as investors digest a report saying the U.S. and China could hammer out a trade deal within the next month.Technology companies and banks led the early rally.Gap soared after the retailer said it would split off its Old Navy brand into a separate company. Foot Locker rose on strong earnings and a forecast for a profit surge in 2019.E-commerce company eBay rose after saying it might spin off or sell StubHub.The S&P 500 index rose 20 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,805.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 203 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 26,115. The Nasdaq rose 48 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 7,580.The Associated Press
Rabat – Former Moroccan athlete Nawal El Moutawakel was elected on Wednesday, September 25, as a board member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).El Moutawakel was appointed following the elections of the new council held in Doha on Tuesday, at the general meeting of the IAAF. El Moutawakel had 120 votes in her favor.The former athlete was Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She also chaired the Coordination Commission of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The IAAF Council will see other members joining, among them, the Chilean Ximena Restrepo to become the first female vice-president of the organization. The other vice presidents are Sergey Bubka, Geoffrey Gardner, and Nawaf Bin Mohammed Al Saud.
MONTREAL — Women are a virtually untapped market for North American brewers and could help them grow with sales of low-calorie, lighter-flavoured, beer-based beverages.A new report from Bank of Montreal says traditional brewers face more and more competition from wine and craft brewers.BMO says consumption of beer per person also remains flat in Canada and has fallen in the United States..The report says men currently account for about 80% of beer sales and suggests products geared to women may offer the industry growth opportunities.It says there’s also room for growth by catering beer products to an aging population.
Rolling year registrations at 395,665, up 5.7 per cent on year to May 2004 Year to date CV registrations up 5,742 units and 3.6 per cent to 163,989 Strong growth for light vans and trucks counter decline elsewhere ‘These figures are great news,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘But beneath the froth there are some mixed messages. Many of these trucks were sold before the end of last year, with a typical sale-to-registration time lag; so this autumn’s truck registration figures may show the effects of an election-based wobble in business and consumer confidence this spring. By contrast, van registrations continue to ride high on the back of a buoyant construction industry.’ If you have any questions, please call Robin Dickeson on +44(0)2 073 449 222. Mobile +44 07 974 435 641 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories, just a little before nine, that you need to know with your morning coffee.1. #MALAYSIA Malaysian police have searched the homes of a missing airliner’s two pilots, and are examining the captain’s home flight simulator – but have warned against ‘jumping to conclusions’. Flight MH370 is still missing after vanishing over a week ago.2. #CRIMEA Voters are taking to the polls in Crimea to decide whether the country should break away from Ukraine. Ukraine’s new government and most of the international community – except Russia – say they will not recognise the vote.3. #CONTROVERSY Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to attend St Patrick’s events in Boston today, as controversy continues over a ban on LGBT groups marching in the city’s parade. The mayor, Marty Walsh, said he won’t march unless the ban is lifted. Walsh and Kenny will meet at a breakfast event today.4. #SPENDING Irish Water spent almost €600,000 on a consultant report on how to install water meters in apartments, the Sunday Times says. The consultants carried out pilot studies, research, field surveys and technology trials.5. #EXAMS There was a mistake in last year’s Junior Cert science paper, with an incorrect photograph being used in the Physics section. A number of complaints have been made about the error to the Department of Education.6. #HEALTH WARNING The deaths of 19 people in the past two years were associated with stroke-preventing drugs Xarelto and Pradaza, the Sunday Business Post alleges today. The news comes following a warning about poor prescribing of both drugs. Doctors say people should not stop taking the drugs, and should talk to their GPs.7. #SHOOTINGS A young girl was ‘thrown to safety’ by her mother after a man entered their home with a firearm last night, the Irish Mail reports. A woman was shot dead and her daughter injured during the shooting in Tallaght.8. #TALKS Economist Morgan Kelly has accepted an invitation from Finance Minister Michael Noonan to discuss with the Central Bank his views on the threat Ireland’s small businesses face from the ECB bank stress tests, the Sunday Independent reports.9. #TAKE A DIP Labour senator Ivana Bacik has become the first woman member of the Sandycove Bathers’ Association, the Sunday Times reports. The association broke its century-old ban on female members earlier this week.
If you’re one of the folks who used the ChevronWP7 Updater tool to get your hands on NoDo before you carrier pushed it to you, you may be out of luck with future Windows Phone 7 updates. Microsoft announced today that if you updated Windows Phone 7 through unofficial means, your phone won’t be eligible for future Windows Phone updates. In essence, no Mango for you.Over at the Windows Phone Developer Blog today, Brandon Watson gets the unenviable job of telling the WP7 community that if they managed to score the update though unofficial means, their phone does not “contain an official image and cannot be updated further at this time,” according to the blog post.The post goes on to detail exactly how the update process verifies a device, but the core of the explanation is this: if you used any tool other than Microsoft’s officially blessed update process to get NoDo on your device, Microsoft has no way of knowing your Windows Phone is in a “known, good state,” meaning ready and safe to update. So, they say, your phone just won’t get the update.Of course, that leaves a ton of Windows Phone owners who wanted NoDo but were tired of the slow pace Microsoft appears to want to take with WP7 updates. The update was released in March, as promised, but only released to carriers and not directly to handset owners. This move has left many owners without NoDo, waiting for their carrier to release it to them. Others, when they heard that the ChevronWP7 Team had managed to use the Windows Phone Developer Tools to install NoDo, did it themselves.For those that don’t remember the ChevronWP7 Team, they’re the group that first managed to jailbreak Windows Phone 7. Microsoft applauded them, but asked them to take the jailbreak utility down, which they did. Microsoft has since decided to work with them on improving Windows Phone, and in turn, they can continue hacking away without worrying about being sued or shut down.Unfortunately however, users who used their update tool to get NoDo on their phones have no recourse but to perform a factory reset on their Windows Phones, and then allow the device to update naturally. Otherwise, they won’t be able to get future Windows Phone 7 updates, like the one announced on the Windows Phone Developer Blog yesterday or Windows Phone 7.5 next year.Read more at the Windows Phone Developer Blog
http://jrnl.ie/3344637 Doctor prescribed Prince medication under his friend’s name Documents unsealed today shed some light on the pop icon’s struggle with addiction – but give no indication of where he got the drug that killed him. Share Tweet Email Source: Liu Heung Shing/APA DOCTOR WHO saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed the opioid painkiller oxycodone under the name of Prince’s friend to protect the musician’s privacy.But the court documents unsealed today didn’t reveal how the pop superstar got fentanyl – the drug that killed him.The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as the yearlong investigation into Prince’s death continues.The documents show authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of Prince’s associates, and Prince’s email accounts to try to determine how he got the fentanyl, a synthetic opioid drug 50 times more powerful than heroin.But the court documents do shed light on Prince’s struggle with addiction to prescription opioids in the days before he died.Oxycodone, the generic name for the active ingredient in OxyContin, was not listed as a cause of Prince’s death.But it is part of a family of painkillers driving the nation’s overdose and addiction epidemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Nearly 2 million Americans abused or were addicted to prescription opioids, including oxycodone, in 2014.Patients who take prescription opioids eventually build up a tolerance and need to take stronger doses to get the same effect. In some patients, the cycle leads to dependence and addiction.Death of an icon Source: CHRIS O’MEARAPrince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home on 21 April.Just six days earlier, Prince fell ill on a plane and made an emergency stop in Illinois as he was returning home from a concert in Atlanta. First responders revived him with two doses of a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.A search of Prince’s home yielded numerous pills in various containers. Some were in prescription bottles for Kirk Johnson, Prince’s longtime friend and associate.Some pills in other bottles were marked “Watson 853,” a label used for a drug that is a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, another opioid painkiller.Last August, an official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that at least one of those pills tested positive for fentanyl, meaning the pill was counterfeit and obtained illegally.The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.In addition to the dozens of pills recovered, authorities also found a pamphlet for an addiction recovery center in California, the documents unsealed today show.The day before Prince died, Paisley Park staffers contacted the California addiction specialist as they were trying to get Prince help.One affidavit says Dr Michael Todd Schulenberg, a family doctor who saw Prince on 7 April 2016, and again on 20 April, acknowledged to authorities that he prescribed oxycodone for Prince the same day as the emergency plane landing “but put the prescription in Kirk Johnson’s name for Prince’s privacy.” Kirk Johnson, a longtime drummer for Prince and estate manager at Paisley Park, was among those who discovered the musician’s body on 21 April 2016. Source: Jeff WheelerAuthorities also searched Johnson’s cellphone records, to see who he was communicating with in the month before Prince died.Messages left with attorneys for Schulenberg and Johnson weren’t immediately returned today. Schulenberg has an active medical license and is currently practicing family medicine in Minnesota.His attorney, Amy Conners, told the AP last week that there are no restrictions on his license.Investigators haven’t interviewed either Johnson or Schulenberg since the hours after Prince died, an official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.While authorities have the power to ask a grand jury to investigate and issue subpoenas for testimony, that step hasn’t been taken, the official said.Prince did not have a cellphone, and authorities searched multiple email accounts that belonged to him, as they tried to determine who he was communicating with and where he got the drugs that killed him, according to the search warrants.The search warrants don’t reveal the outcome of the email searches. A rainbow appears over Prince’s Paisley Park estate near a memorial for the rock superstar in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Source: Carlos GonzalezThe documents say some of the drugs in Prince’s bedroom were in a suitcase with the name “Peter Bravestrong” on it.Police believe Bravestrong was an alias that Prince used when he traveled. The suitcase also contained lyrics for the song “U Got the Look” that appeared to be in Prince’s handwriting.The day before Prince died, Paisley Park staffers contacted California addiction specialist Dr Howard Kornfeld for help. Kornfeld sent his son, Andrew, to Minnesota that night, and the younger Kornfeld was among those who found Prince’s body.Andrew Kornfeld was carrying buprenorphine, a medication that can be used to help treat opioid addiction.The Kornfelds’ attorney, William Mauzy, has said Andrew had intended to give the medication to a doctor who planned to see Prince on 21 April.Investigators have said little about the case over the last year, other than it is active.The official who spoke to the AP said the case has taken investigators to Illinois and California, as authorities have interviewed friends, family and any potential witnesses, including the flight crew and hospital staff that were present when Prince overdosed on the plane.Read: Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombingRead: North Korea is ‘ready to react to any mode of war desired by US’ Short URL Apr 17th 2017, 9:02 PM 14 Comments By Associated Press 14,847 Views Monday 17 Apr 2017, 9:02 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
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A missing 20-year-old woman who was considered medically endangered has been located and is safe, according to Vancouver police.Authorities asked for the public’s help in locating Kristin Perona, who was last seen getting on a bus Nov. 11. Perona has physical and mental health conditions that put her at risk, police said.Police reported Thursday morning that she was found safe.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday declared that 46 acres at the former McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif., do not require any additional cleanup, opening up land south and east of the airfield to commercial and industrial uses.EPA’s record of decision is the fourth the agency has issued for properties conveyed from the Air Force to McClellan Business Park LLC under the early transfer process. Under a privatization process begun in 2007, the Air Force is transferring property and cleanup responsibility at the installation — along with funding for the initiative — to the local redevelopment authority with oversight from EPA, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board.The Air Force retains the responsibility for cleanup of contamination in the groundwater and in soils deeper than 15 feet, including low-level radioactive contaminants.The acreage covered by last week’s announcement is a mix of bare land and land with buildings, parallel to Roseville Road south of the main runway. It had been used for aircraft repair and testing, and fuel storage and distribution, reported the Sacramento Business Journal.“Any time a component of the cleanup is complete, it is huge. It’s a good day,” said Alan Hersh, senior vice president of environmental and operations with McClellan Park.Cleanup of the 3,452-acre base is ahead of schedule, Hersh said. What was expected to be at least a 50-year effort may end up being completed in the next decade, according to the story. EPA listed McClellan as a Superfund site in 1987. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
A new regional tribal government, new taxes, and a constitutional convention will be considered when theCalista-facilitated Regional Committee meets Monday in Anchorage.Download AudioThe delegates will look at major changes to how the YK Delta is governed through four main resolutions under discussion. The first option being considered would strengthen the role of the Association of Village Council Presidents. Amendments include changing the name to the “Association of Sovereign Yupiit Villages,” providing for direct election of the President, and modifying the charter to allow the President to take executive action to carry out directives from the board.The next option is to create a new borough government under Alaska state law, with the goal of strengthening the region’s political voice.The third option is a constitutional convention to establish a regional tribal government with the intention of assessing taxes currently being paid by regional and village corporations to the United States and State Governments.Willie Kasayulie is Chairman of the Calista board of Directors, as well as the Regional Committee and its steering committee.“I think the strongest of the three options would be a regional tribal government format. In that concept we basically create a two house system, similar to the state and federal legislative structure. One side of the house would include tribal representation and tribal governments, the other house would be the house of organizations,” said Kasayulie.A draft 12-page constitution lays out a regional tribal government, complete with three branches of government, power for law enforcement, and fish and game management. The resolution looks at capturing income taxes from native corporations and assessing taxes on regional lands and businesses.The Regional Committee formed this February after the Calista board of directors voted to create the group to study problems with current legislation affecting Alaska Native people, tribal government, and corporations, and come up with a strategic plan. A 16-person steering committee has met several times since the spring. Calista’s website says more than 50 tribes have registered for the second full meeting in Anchorage.Several regional organizations have passed resolutions opposing the Regional Committee and regional tribal governments, including the Bethel Native Corporation and Bethel’s tribe, ONC among others.The Association of Village Council Presidents provided a list of 16 groups opposing an earlier AVCP resolution in support of a regional tribal government, or the Calista Regional Committee process. Myron Naneng is AVCP President.“That has come up before but it has been rejected by tribal governments in the villages because they want to ensure they have their local tribal power. This happened 1986 and 2000. We’re kind of perplexed by the fact that Calista wants to move in this direction,” said Naneng.A final option calls for no changes in governance and would terminate the regional committee. The meeting agenda includes a vote on whether to pursue any of the governance options.The Regional Committee meets at the Egan Center in Anchorage Monday. Calista’s board approved 200-thousand dollars to run the committee process. Several corporate sponsors made it possible to fly in delegates to Anchorage for the meeting.KYUK requested to broadcast the proceedings for both of this year’s full meetings, but Calista declined. When KYUK requested that a reporter attend the meeting, a spokesperson said the meeting was closed to the public and to the media. It’s open to shareholders and descendants, space permitting.Resolutions and draft constitution are posted on Calista’s webpage.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday presented the budget for 2012-13 in the Parliament.Here are the highlights of the budget.12:51 Iodised salt, match-boxes, soya products to become cheaper12:50 Increase customs duty on imported cars to 75%12:48 Raises custom duty on import on large SUVS12:47 Increase excise duty on some Cigarettes12:46 Customs duty on gold bar coins raised to 4%12:45 Customs duty on platinum raised12:44 Customs duty on gold raised12:43 Some infra services exempted from service tax12:42 Tax exemption of up to Rs 5,000 for health insurance towards annual preventive check up12:41 Basic customs duty on bicycles raised to 30%12:40 Exempts LCD LED panels from customs duty12:39 Iron ore machinery part duty cut to 2.5%12:40 Airline parts exempted from basic custom duty12:38 Rs 15,890 crore for recapitalisation of PSU banks12:38 Coal LNG exempt from customs duty12:37 Exemption of customs duty of 5% on equipment for fertilizer plants12:35 To keep peak custom rate unchanged12:35 To raise duty on large cars 27 pc duty12:34 Excise duty hiked to 12 pc from 10 pc12:33 Service tax raised to 12 pc from 10 pc12:31 FY13 market borrowing at Rs 4.79 lakh cr.12:30 Introduction of compulsory reporting requirement of assets held abroad12:29 To exempt some movie services from service tax12:28 Govt services, education, entertainment, public transport exempted from service tax12:27 School education exempted from service tax12:24 FM says information on black money stashed abroad has started flowing in and prosecution to be executed in some cases12:22 Removes restriction on venture capital investment12:22 No change in corporate tax12:20 Income above 10 lakh will have 30% income tax12:20 Income from 5 to 10 lakh will have 20% income tax12:20 Income Tax at 10 percent for Rs 2-5 lakh12:19 Tax exemption limit up to 2 lakh12:17 Introduce new law for micro finance institutions12:16 FY12 fiscal deficit at 5.9% and FY13 fiscal deficit at 5.1%12:15 7 medical colleges to be upgraded to All India Institutes12:14 FY13 non plan expenditure at 9.7 lakh crores12:13 Non-tax revenue receipts estimated at Rs 1.64 lakh crores12:12 Additional 3 per cent interest subvention to farmers for promptly repaying their due12:11 Rs 25,555 cr for Right to Education in FY1312:10 Rs 193107cr in FY13 for defense12:07 Rs 1000 crores for National Skill Development Fund in FY1312:06 Rs 15,850 crore to be allocated to Integrated Child Development Scheme in 2012-1312:05 Pranab says the Nandan Nilekani panel recommendation on direct transfer of subsidy accepted12:04 NRHM allocation increased to Rs 20,820 cr.12:03 FM announces new equity savings scheme12:02 Rs 14000 crore for rural drinking and sanitation in FY 1312:01 Rs 242 crore project with World Bank assistance to improve dairy production.12:00 Credit guarantee fund for education loans12:00 National mission for food processing12:00 6,000 schools proposed to be set up in 12th year plan11:58 1 percent loan subsidy on home loans up to Rs 15 lakh11:57 New PDS for food security11:56 Allocate Rs 14232 cr to UID project11:55 Set up state-run irrigation facility11:54 Remove infrastructure bottleneck: FM11:53 Budget commits to multi-brand FDI11:52 Tax free-infra bond for Rs 60,00011:51 Allow ECB funding to finance working capital needs of airlines for 1 year11:50 Rs 30,000 crore to be raised through disinvestment11:49 To make 8,800 km of highways in FY13; outlay raised11:48 Irrigation, dams eligible for a special fund11:47 Tax exemption on individual share investment below Rs 10 lakhs11:46 Become self sufficient in urea production in next 5 years11:45 Some subsidies inevitable, says Pranab11:44 FM promises tax incentive for new investors11: 43 Considering FDI in airlines11:42 Infrastructure debt fund launched11:42 Sensex trading 180 points higher11:40 Food subsidy will be fully provided for in the Budget11 38 Consortium for direct lending approved11: 36 Implement direct tax code the earliest11:35 Focus on removing infrastructure bottlenecks11: 34 Direct cash subsity to LPG, Kerosene11: 30 Signs of turnaround in economy in March11: 28 Address malnutrition decisively11: 27 Bring down subsidy to 1.7 percent of GDP in the next 3 years11: 25 Economy to grow at 7.6 percent in 2012/1311: 24 Direct subsidy to retailers, farmers11:23 Address the problem of black money; FM expects inflation will come down; Have to accelerate pace of reforms11: 20 Need to improve supply side in economy says FM11:15 Performance this year was disappointing but as compared to peers India was better says FM11:10 Weak industrial growth has held us back says Pranab11:05 Pranab Starts the budget presentation. He syas for Indian economy it has been a year of recovery interrupted.10: 57 DMK MPs not attending Parliament for the Budget10:45 Can Pranab Mukherjee take the initiative to halt the deteriorating economic growth? Can he make this a significant budget?10:30 Rupee strengthens before budget10:15 Oil & Gas: expect status quo to be maintained on customs and excise duties in the oil & gas sector in the light of the sustained high losses on sales of subsidized petroleum products at current retail selling price.10:00 Nominal GDP growth of 14 to 14.5 percent is likely to be used for the budget arithmetic09:45 In the fertilizer and chemical sector, there is an expectation that the customs duty on various inputs like LNG, Naphtha, Alcohol, Propylene etc will be removed from current rate of 5 percent.09: 30 In the automobile sector, the expectation is that there will be an increase in excise duty across segments and also there is possibility of additional tax on diesel vehicles.09: 20 Nifty crosses 5400. It is up by 25.60 points or 0.48 percent. Sensex is at 17760.01 up by 84.16 points or 0.48 percent09:05 Finance Minister to meet the President08:55 Market could remain highly volatile ahead of the presentation of the Budget.Some major questions to be answered today are:How large will the fiscal deficit and the government’s borrowing be in FY 12-13?Will there be any significant modification in the tax structure?Will the latest state election results have a prominent influence on policies?Will it be a populist budget or a pro-reform budget?Following a year in which the fiscal deficit widened sharply, markets will be looking for signs that the deficit will fall in the next financial year that begins in April. There is a high possibility that the budget will be longer on promises than on specific measures.
[Representational Image]IANSThe Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa may have to appoint three deputies – as per the directions of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command – from among the 17 ministers who were inducted on August 20.For the first time in the history of Karnataka, the state will see three deputy CMs. The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked Yediyurappa to induct the ministers from Scheduled Caste (SC), Vokkaliga, Lingayat and Kuruba communities.The instruction was passed on to BSY through BJP national working president JP Nadda during the Karnataka CM’s visit to Delhi on Friday. It is being speculated that the move, which is against Yediyurappa’s will, is to clear the controversy around the state cabinet having a majority of ministers from CM’s community (Lingayat).According to reports, the BJP has shortlisted Govind Karjol from Scheduled Caste, CN Ashwathnarayan and R Ashok from Vokkaliga community and KS Eshwarappa from Kuruba community for the deputy CM’s post. From the Lingayat community, the party has suggested names of Jagadish Shettar, Laxman Savadi and Basavaraj Bommai.There is already a political rebellion happening inside the saffron party as many of the state party leaders are eyeing for top portfolios, including Home, Revenue and energy. With the rumours of caste politics, the central leadership is working towards making the party leadership strong by giving justice to everyone, rather than linking the party power to just Yediyurappa, who is seen as the driving force of the BJP in Karnataka.
By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFROTwo brothers from Baltimore are giving people a taste of their chicken and waffles in Washington, D.C. — thanks to a six-week pop-up engagement that’s got them serving up breakfast bites at the famed Watergate Hotel.Khari and Shawn Parker own the critically acclaimed Connie’s Chicken and Waffles, a Baltimore chain situated inside the city’s Charles Plaza Food Court and Lexington Market.Connie’s Chicken and Waffles, owned by brothers Khari and a Baltimore chain, is opening a six-week pop-up engagement at the Watergate Hotel. (Courtesy Photo)Their popular chicken tenders and red-velvet waffles drizzled in maple syrup are featured at Kingbird, a chic restaurant inside Watergate Hotel. The Parker brothers are the only African Americans on the breakfast lineup.“It’s such an honor to be listed by the Watergate because we started out with a small mission — that everybody leaves better than when they came in,” said Khari Parker, 37, noting the hotel’s place in American history.“I never would have thought that we would be featured in this capacity, so it’s very exciting,” added Shawn Parker, 33.The hotel launched a special breakfast menu, Sept. 26, dubbed the “Best Breakfast in America,” that serves up three other “signature” dishes from around the country; Ricotta beignets slathered in seasonal jam from Dusek’s in Chicago, Texas hash from Paperboy in Austin and an egg sandwich from Blue Collar in Miami.“With the launch of this limited-time initiative, we are adding exclusive items to the Watergate Hotel’s breakfast menu to highlight some of the country’s best breakfast hotspots,” Kingbird Chef Noah Poses said in a statement. “We found unique restaurants across the U.S. and had them choose their most well-known dishes to add versatility to our new menu and establish the hotel as the ultimate breakfast in town.”Rather than preparing the items onsite themselves, the brothers gave the recipe to Poses and entrusted him to work his magic every morning.“We feel like the recipe is in great hands now,” Khari Parker said.The brothers named their fast-casual eatery after their mother, Connie Parker, who they said was always whipping up something delicious in the kitchen when they were growing up — Connie is born out of their desire to primarily focus on chicken and waffles.“That’s the one thing that we don’t find in a fast-casual environment; there are burger places and things like that but there’s practically no fast-casual restaurants that specialize in chicken and waffles,” Shawn Parker said.The brothers launched the eatery in June 2016 at the Lexington Market before expanding to the Charles Plaza Food Court almost a year ago.Though their offerings at Kingbird are limited, the brothers serve up a wide range of meat and waffle combinations in Baltimore, including cinnamon, blueberry and Oreo waffles. Meat options include whole wings, shrimp and fish.Shrimp baskets, Po’ Boy sandwiches and chicken boxes round out the menu in Baltimore. When Kingbird reached out to the Parker brothers, the men saw it as an opportunity to dip their toe into the burgeoning D.C. breakfast scene — they’d eventually like to open a location here. And beyond.“We want to serve our customers,” Khari Parker said. “Hopefully they’ll tell a friend and we’ll grow that way and maybe become the next McDonalds.”
Tags: Caribbean, New Routes, Sunwing, Vancouver Sunwing resumes Vancouver summer service to top Caribbean destinations Posted by Wednesday, March 22, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group TORONTO — For the third straight year, Sunwing will offer summer service from Vancouver via Toronto to three Caribbean hotspots: Punta Cana, Montego Bay and St. Maarten.Flight connections to Punta Cana are available on Thursdays and Sundays from June 1 to Sept. 1. Montego Bay will be accessible via weekly service departing each Saturday from June 3 until Sept. 3, while St. Maarten service departs Wednesdays from May 17 to Aug. 31.Sunwing offers family-friendly and luxury properties in each destination, including the much anticipated Royalton Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica, opening March 31. Situated on one of Jamaica’s most legendary beachfronts, this new resort offers unlimited reservation-free dining, stylish outdoor lounges, complimentary sports and children’s activity programs. Plus, couples and honeymooners can enjoy some added privacy at Hideaway at Royalton Negril, which boasts a dedicated beach area and adults-only infinity pool.In Punta Cana, Sunwing highlights the elegant CHIC Punta Cana on Uvero Beach. This adults-only property makes for a fun and sociable getaway, with a day-to-night party ambiance, six bars, a central DJ island and casino.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemFinally, in St. Maarten, the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino offers an ideal base from which to explore the island’s many attractions. Here, families and couples alike can enjoy on-site snorkelling lessons, evening entertainment and a spa.All Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines, featuring inflight service that includes a sparkling wine toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy-onboard meals and snacks inspired by Food Network Canada celebrity chef Lynn Crawford.
by The Associated Press Posted Apr 27, 2018 12:40 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ESPN: Cowboys’ Witten retiring after 15 seasons for ‘MNF’ FILE – This is a 2016, file photo showing Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the “Monday Night Football” broadcast, the network reported Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/File) FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the “Monday Night Football” telecast, the network reported Friday.Witten met with owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who said no announcement was coming Friday. Jones said he had several conversations with Witten this week and indicated the franchise leader in games, catches and yards receiving hadn’t made a final decision.“He has some things to think about and discuss with his family from a professional perspective,” Jones said before the introductory news conference for first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch.“He also told me those things are going to require a few more days of consideration, at least through the weekend. He has not made any decisions that are definite at this time.”Jones said the Cowboys would have no other comment on Witten’s future the rest of the weekend, which includes the last two days of the NFL draft on Friday and Saturday.The news on the second day of the draft could affect Dallas’ plans just a week after Witten suggested he might play until he was 40 and intended to return this coming season. Witten turns 36 early next month.If Witten leaves Dallas, it’s the second straight year that a Cowboys star is retiring to go into broadcasting. Former quarterback Tony Romo became the lead analyst for CBS last season.Witten is also the franchise leader in consecutive games, starts and consecutive starts. The 10-time Pro Bowler will finish tied with defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones, safety Bill Bates and late offensive lineman Mark Tuinei for most seasons in franchise history.The decision by Witten also would mean the Cowboys have lost two of their top three players in career touchdown catches this month. The club released receiver Dez Bryant, the club leader with 73 TD grabs, in a cost-cutting move. Witten is third with 68, three behind Hall of Famer Bob Hayes.A third-round pick out of Tennessee in 2003, Witten had 1,152 catches for 12,448 yards. He and Tony Gonzalez are the only tight ends with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards.But stats and flash never really defined Witten, always praised by coach Jason Garrett as the best two-way tight end in the NFL because of his blocking ability.Even though he was still active, the team paid tribute to him in its new practice facility with a huge picture of Witten running down the field against Philadelphia in 2007 without his helmet, which was knocked off on a hit as he stayed on his feet and kept going for almost 30 yards.The decision by Witten would mean the lead analyst job at all three networks will be held by former players who spent their entire careers with the Cowboys. The other is Fox’s Troy Aikman, who won three Super Bowls as quarterback in the 1990s.Witten and Romo spent 14 seasons together, but never got the Cowboys to the NFC championship game. Dallas won two wild-card games with them, but lost both times in the divisional round.___More AP NFL: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL