Discrimination in any form should be eradicated

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to an article, ‘Linden church leader stages march against homosexuality’, appearing in sections of the media. I shook my head in disbelief as I read this; and I thought to myself that women are raped and battered every day in this country, and this is what this man of God chooses to march against – homosexuality; which is in fact taking a public stand on discriminating on people that are different from him.I am always so curious about why people seem to have such harsh opinions about others’ lifestyles that have no impact on them. So this march was to counter SASOD’s efforts to appeal Guyana’s buggery laws. Well, I wonder if the goodly and godly pastor knows that the antiquated buggery laws also apply to heterosexual persons who may also practise this act.In Guyana we love to practise with I call ‘othering’ — ‘them and us’. We see this in politics, diaspora, race, etc. True humanity and godliness, in my view, is to practise understanding and love for others who are also different from us. In the case of homosexuality, you do not have to accept, but at least make a space for understanding that many are born this way, and do not have the choices that heterosexuals do.Depression and suicide are high among the gay community, I understand. Many who discriminate against LBGTQ people are the loudest critics against racism and other forms of abuse. Often, we are very vocal about issues that affect us directly, but sometimes we need to stretch beyond ourselves and place ourselves in the shoes of others. We all have to be our brothers and sisters’ keepers, we must all be open to speaking up on issues that may not affect us directly but have terrible impacts on others. This is not a religious issue at all; this is a human rights issue!A few months ago, there was an idea floated about a referendum to have Guyanese choose whether to repeal the sodomy law. Imagine, an issue like this left up to citizens, where discrimination against the LBGTQ community is rife. Discrimination is learnt, and at some point discrimination becomes a choice; but to have laws that go against the fundamental practise of human rights is cause for deep reflection within ourselves and as a nation.Dr Raquel Thomas-Caesarlast_img read more

Felipe Massa to retire from F1 at end of season

first_img“I’m more nervous now than for all my race starts,” said Massa, who missed out on the championship to Britain’s Lewis Hamilton by one point in 2008 at the final race of the season in his native Brazil.“After 27 years of my racing career, since I started karting and with 15 years in F1, this will be my last season in F1.“Life gives us so many choices. I think for me it has got to the time where I have to go and do something different.”Massa started his career with Sauber before moving to Ferrari in 2006 and then Williams.Massa will mark his 250th Grand Prix start at his final race in Abu Dhabi this year © AFP/File / Atilla KisbendekHe is in his third year with Williams, having joined the team in 2014, and will mark his 250th Grand Prix start at his final race in Abu Dhabi this year.“Maybe you will see me again at the wheel of a race car, but at the moment the only certainty I have is that I will have a lot of time to decide on what I do in the future,” the Brazilian added.Massa, a winner of 11 Grands Prix, said he chose to make his announcement at Monza because former Ferrari team-mate and seven-time champion Michael Schumacher had done the same in 2006, thus confirming Massa’s continued presence with Ferrari alongside Kimi Raikkonen in 2007.“Ten years on from that day, and in the same paddock, I decided to announce my decision,” he said.– ‘True gentleman’ –Massa recovered from a serious head injury in 2009 when he was hit by a spring during the Hungarian Grand Prix.He said he felt that his world title near-miss in 2008 was more due to events at the ‘crash-gate’ Singapore Grand Prix than anything else.“Without that, I probably would have won the world championship,” he said. “I know that I didn’t make it for reasons that are not related to a driver error or a team problem. So it is more difficult to accept.”Massa added he was proud to have finished his career with Williams.Massa recovered from a serious head injury in 2009 when he was hit by a spring during the Hungarian Grand Prix © AFP/File / Patrik Stollarz“I’m so proud to have been part of this team,” he said. “Williams had a difficult moment and then we managed to get amazing results in the last two championships.”Deputy team principal Claire Williams was quick to pay tribute to the departing Massa.“This is a very sad and emotional day. For Felipe, I know this was a big decision. He was so nervous,” she said.“He is what we love at Williams: a true gentleman. We were so lucky he joined for 2014.“We were a team in dire straights. We needed someone to come and be part of the team.”Speculation in the paddock has linked 2009 world champion Jenson Button with a return to Williams, where he started his career, next season. He is currently with McLaren Honda.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Williams driver Felipe Massa says it’s time for “something different” after almost 15 years in Formula One © AFP / Andrej IsakovicMONZA, Italy, Sep 1 – Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa announced on Thursday he will retire at the end of the 2016 season.The 35-year-old, who began his Grand Prix career in 2002, confirmed his long-expected departure during a news conference ahead of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.last_img read more

RvP wonder goal immortalised in Favela art

first_imgDaley Blind’s 50-yard ball from the left wing had looked to evade the Dutch hitman before he threw himself forward to brilliantly guide it over Iker Casillas and into the back of the Spain net – inspiring his side to eventually run out 5-1 winners in the group stage.The superb piece of improvisation has already inspired a internet ‘Persie-ing’ craze and a limited edition coin in Van Persie’s homeland.Now, it will forever adorn the walls of this Brazilian building as a result of an anonymous artist’s brilliant work.– By Daily Mail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, July 18- It was the most memorable goal of an unforgettable World Cup, and now Robin van Persie’s diving header against Spain is adorning the walls of a Brazilian favela in a brilliant bit of street art.While the YouTube videos and Vines will serve as a reminder of Van Persie’s brilliance online, Brazilian artists have left a more traditional tribute to the wondergoal on the streets of a favela.last_img read more

Social Calendar

first_img Pasadena Museum of History’s Contemporary History Maker Awards Dinner honoring Ann Hassett and Bob Niemack; Ellen and Harvey Knell; Sally and Phil Swan; and Regina and Ian Whitcomb. 6:30 p.m. Twin Palms Restaurant, Old Pasadena. $125. (626)577-1660, Ext. 11. Aviva Family and Children’s Services presents its annual “Triumph of the Spirit Awards Gala.” Honorees include actress Suzanne Somers; Aviva board member Michael A. Sherman and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills. 6p.m. Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. $375. (323) 904-4400. THURSDAY American premiere of “Lansky,” starring Mike Burstyn, a new play based on the true story of mob boss Meyer Lansky’s futile attempts to become an Israeli citizen. 8 p.m. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles. $35-$55. (310) 477-2055. JUNE 15 Annual Book Fair. 6 to 9 p.m. Neighborhood Church, Ross Chapel, 310 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. $5. Sale continues on June 16 to 17, free admission. (818)242-5775. JUNE 16 The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s 37th Annual Beastly Ball. 6 p.m. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Griffith Park. $1,000. (323) 644-4701. “Tonight at 11”, Witty weatherman Fritz Coleman’s look at what goes on behind broadcast news. 7:30 p.m. Additional performances on June 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30p.m. The Grove Theatre, 276 Ninth St., Upland. $25. (909)920-4343. JUNE 21 A Summer Solstice Celebration marking the merger of Episcopal Home Communities and The Scripps Home. 6 to 9p.m. The Scripps Kensington, 1428 S. Marengo Ave., Alhambra. $100. (626) 281-3776. JUNE 22 Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl featuring the eighth annual Hall of Fame Concert to benefit Music Matters. (213)972-3051. JUNE 23 The 44th Annual Evening with Star Chefs to benefit Rosemary Children’s Services. 6 p.m. Santa Anita Park, Arcadia. $125. (626) 844-3033. JUNE 26 Los Angeles Public Television Station, KCET, will honor Diane and Bob Trujillo, chairman and president of BP America, with its annual Visionary Award. 6 p.m. Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. $1,000. (323) 953-5429.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUNDAY The 10th Annual Placido Domingo Awards Dinner sponsored by Hispanics for L.A. Opera will honor director Emilio Sagi and Vinyl Technology Inc. following the 2 p.m. performance of “Luisa Fernanda.” Grand Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $300. (213)972-7338. WEDNESDAY center_img TODAY California Institute of Technology’s 113th Annual Commencement and Inauguration of Jean-Lou Chameau as the eighth President of Caltech. 10 a.m. The Caltech campus, Pasadena. Young & Healthy celebrates its 17th year serving the health needs of Pasadena’s children by honoring board member Matthew White with the J. Donald Thomas Award. 6p.m. A private home in Pasadena. SATURDAY Women In Action Educational Fund presents its 34th annual Jackie Robinson Merit Awards honoring graduating students from Pasadena High Schools. 11:30 a.m. Brookside Country Club. $35. (626)585-3833.last_img read more

Talks aim to head off port strike

first_imgContract talks resumed Sunday afternoon hours before a midnight deadline as the port clerks union and shipping line representatives sought to avert a strike that threatened to paralyze the nation’s largest port complex. If other union longshore workers refuse to cross picket lines, the office staffers’ walkout could result in major delays at the neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together account for about 40percent of all the cargo container traffic coming into the country. Picket lines will go up at the employers’ gates shortly after 12:01a.m. today if no agreement is reached, said John Fageaux Jr., president of the office clerical unit of Local63, a division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The local handles the paperwork for the cargo ships that come to port. The ILWU has indicated that it will honor Local 63 picket lines, which would effectively shut down the twin Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. A work stoppage could create ripple effects throughout many industries that depend on timely movement of cargo. In 2002, longshore workers across the West Coast were locked out for 10 days. The shutdown cost the nation’s economy an estimated $1billion to $2billion a day. This year’s threatened work stoppage would come as the ports enter their busy pre-holiday season, when shippers depend on the facilities to handle imports. The clerks have been working without a contract since July1. They have voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike, if necessary. Under their most recent contract, full-time port clerical workers earned about $37.50 an hour, or $78,000 a year. They also receive a pension, health care benefits free of premiums and 20 paid holidays a year. Steve Berry, lead negotiator for the 14 marine terminal operators and other companies who employ the office clerks, said late last week that employers’ latest offer included raises that over the life of a three-year contract would bump the employees’ hourly pay to $39.20, while the union is seeking increases that would equal $53 per hour by the last year of the contract.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal’s celebrity chef Brian demands separate VAT rate for rural hotels

first_imgFurious TV chef Brian McDermott has appealed for the government to re-think its 50% increase on VAT for the hospitality sector.The celebrity cook from Moville, who regularly appears on RTE’s Today with Maura and Daithi, said the jump from nine to 13.5% could wipe out businesses in rural Ireland.And he called for separate city and rural tax rates claiming it was not fair to slap country hotels and restaurants with the same VAT as Dublin’s nearly permanently full chains. The father of two, who just three months ago opened his own Foyle Hotel in Moville in rural Donegal with wife Brenda, said he was staggered by the increase.“I was listening to the budget live and, truthfully, I got a sickness in my stomach when I heard it.“The worst we were expecting was an increment of 1 to 1.5 per cent this year.“I never imagined it would jump to 13.5, which is a 50 per cent increase. “The government argues the 9 per cent was there as an incentive to be availed of for the last four years but that does not apply to me who has been 12 weeks open this week.“That’s my reward for reinvigorating a rural town with a new hotel and a huge investment.“You can’t have a blanket VAT approach in Ireland when hotel prices in Dublin average €220.“The summer season is over and hotels in Donegal and elsewhere are going seasonal and closing.“Some of them are closing three days a week but we are going to close just one day to try and sustain the jobs we have taken on which are 38 brand new jobs.“We had a business model for our hotel but now we have to rip it up and start again.” The chef, author of bestselling cook book Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table, said he hoped for a 47 per cent occupancy in the Foyle Hotel for the first year compared to Dublin’s 92 and 93 per cent.“The same VAT cannot apply across the country, it is too sore on rural Ireland,” he said.“There has to be a city tax rate and rural tax rate. Nine per cent works, it allows you to have a lunch trade in a rural area whereas 13.3 per cent will make lunch opening hours seriously difficult and potentially will lose money for the business.“It’s easy to say it is just added on but we are trying to build confidence in an area that did not have a hotel for 10 years. “The effect of that increase has a huge impact. We are buying our fish in Greencastle and our veg and everything we can locally because we are trying to bring the community with us.“You are trying to encourage people back out to eat so you can’t ask customers to take the hit of an increase immediately so early into a business like ours.“You can control everything else in your business, how you buy, the number of staff, but not this. It’s a bad slap for creating 38 jobs.”The chef said his last two month VAT bill was €16,350, which would rise next year to €24,000.“The industry is absolutely fuming. My phone has been hopping all week because of this,” he said.“Donegal is just getting itself together. They talk about the Wild Atlantic Way and all those incentives, and yes we are benefiting, but 49 per cent of people do not come past Galway. Facts are facts.“We are not getting the full benefit of that so we have to self-medicate all the time.“Now we have to shelve our business plan and be very creative to make it worthwhile for people to make the extra effort to get to Moville and Inishowen.“The government just does not understand rural Ireland and I’m really angry because I did this for the greater good and put my money where my mouth is.”Donegal’s celebrity chef Brian demands separate VAT rate for rural hotels was last modified: October 15th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDermottchefdonegalMovillleVATlast_img read more

Minds quickly turn to play-off as understrength Finn Harps lose to Derry

first_imgJUNIOR Ogedi-Uzokwe’s hat-trick condemned Finn Harps to a derby defeat at Derry City, but the Donegal side move swiftly on to more pressing matters. Derry City 4 Finn Harps 0By Chris McNulty at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. Pictures by Joe Boland It is a game that will be quickly consigned to the distant part of the memories as Harps advance to the crunch business of the play-offs and a first leg with Drogheda United, who were comfortable winners against Cabinteely. Harps deployed a completely changed team for their visit to Foyleside and manager Ollie Horgan opted to take in the second leg of the Drogheda-Cabinteely game at United Park rather than take his position in the away dugout at the Brandywell. Instead, Harps were under the direction of assistant manager Paul Hegarty tonight.Ogedi-Uzokwe’s treble sealed European qualification for Derry, who will be back in the Europa League for the first time since 2017.A brace in the first half from Ogedi-Uzokwe had given Derry the advantage and the English attacker completed his hat-trick on 64 minutes. Jamie McDonagh’s superb ball over the top found Ogedi-Uzokwe and his finish gave debutant goalkeeper Jamie Bell no chance.  Twelve minutes from the end, Grant Gillespie fired home his first Derry goal from a cross by former Harps captain Ciaran Coll.For Harps, it was a case of fulfilling a fixture and barely much more, save for adding minutes to some of the promising young CVs.However there was a worry for the visitors when Keith Cowan – who started a game for the first time since the 0-0 draw with UCD earlier in the month – was withdrawn at half-time. Cowan had been a doubt for this one and the captain lasted only 45 minutes.Tony McNamee took the captain’s armband for the second half, with his older brother, Barry, skippering Derry in a unique clash.Harps came out well at the outset of part two. Liam Walsh was unable to overly work Derry ‘keeper Peter Cherrie. When McNamee played in Colm Deasy soon after, the small away support sensed a goal, but Grant Gillespie intervened to make a timely challenge.Niall Logue fired off target after getting on the end of a Daniel O’Reilly cross, while Derry penalty claims were waved away when Parkhouse went down under a tackle by Logue, who came in for Cowan at the interval.With the first leg of the promotion-relegation play-off to come on Monday, Horgan made 11 changes to the Harps side form that which overcame Waterford FC last Friday.Rookie goalkeeper Bell was in for his first taste of senior action. Defender Kieran Farren was also handed a debut, playing in a deep-set midfield role, while there was a first start for Shaun Doherty, a summer signing from Greencastle FC. Derry boss Declan Devine kept faith with the same eleven who lost 3-1 here to St Patrick’s Athletic on Tuesday night.Derry swept into the lead when Ogedi-Uzokwe slotted past the advancing Bell in the 15th minute. Put through by Barry McNamee’s delicious through ball, Junior made no mistake with a cool finish.Just eight minutes later, Derry doubled the advantage. McNamee’s corner caused panic in the visiting rearguard and Ogedi-Uzokwe, eventually, converted from close range.In between times, Colm Deasy denied David Parkhouse with a timely block as the Candystripes hitman had a go from a McNamee pull-back.Earlier, Ally Gilchrist headed into the side netting from Jamie McDonagh’s corner as City looked to unsettle the hosts.Ogedi-Uzokwe broke the deadlock, Derry were on their way and Harps’ minds had already turned to next week.Derry City: Peter Cherrie; Grant Gillespie, Eoin Toal (Mark McChrystal 75), Ally Gilchrist, Ciaran Coll; Jamie McDonagh (Aidy Delap 68), Greg Sloggett, Ciaron Harkin, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe; Barry McNamee (Michael McCrudden 79); David Parkhouse.Finn Harps: Jamie Bell; Colm Deasy, Keith Cowan (Joshua Smith half-time), Niall Logue, Daniel O’Reilly; Shaun Doherty (Jack Doherty 78), Stephen Doherty, Kieran Farren; Tony McNamee (Mark Coyle 67); Liam Walsh, Mikey Place.Referee: Derek Tomney.Minds quickly turn to play-off as understrength Finn Harps lose to Derry was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2019 League of Ireland Premier DivisionBarry McNameeCiaran Collderry cityfinn harpsjamie bellMikey PlaceOllie HorganShaun DohertyTony McNameelast_img read more


first_imgAer Lingus has won a High Court order preventing a businessman suing it for defamation over a written complaint made to Lithuanian police about his alleged drunken behaviour while abroad an Aer Lingus flight to Vilnius.Mr Justice John Hedigan ruled John McAuley had no reasonable chance of succeeding in his action against Aer Lingus; the pilot of the flight involved and a member of the cabin crew and granted the defendants an order dismissing the case.Mr McAuley, Cullion, Dungloe, Co Donegal had alleged he was slandered in front of other passengers and afterwards when the captain made a written report about the alleged incident to police in the Lithuanian capital. Aer Lingus had argued the case was frivolous and vexatious, bound to fail and disclosed no reasonable cause of action. It also claimed actions for slander are excluded under the Montreal Convention relating to rules for international carriage by air.Mr McAuley denied those claims and argued the case should not be struck out.In his substantive case, Mr McAuley alleged that, while on a flight to Vilnius on March 12th 2008, Captain Frank Feeney and a cabin crew member, Serena Wyse, accused Mr McAuley of being drunk and a nuisance aboard the aircraft.Mr McAuley claimed, during the flight, he was at all times sober, calm, polite, did not leave his seat nor raise his voice. He claimed he asked for four miniature bottles of wine during the flight, which was “the norm”, but alleged his request was refused in an unpleasant manner.He claimed he rang the bell on three occasions to enquire about the airline’s policy about serving drinks but the flight attendant refused to engage with him.On reaching the door to exit the aircraft, he claimed he was accused in front of other passengers by the flight attendant and the pilot of being intoxicated on board the aircraft. He claimed he was escorted off the aircraft by two Lithuanian police officers. He claimed the officers quickly established he was not intoxicated and allowed him to leave.He also claimed he was defamed in a report written by the pilot to the Lithuanian police alleging he had interfered with the cabin crew’s normal duties, continually looked for alcohol and confronted a flight attendant.The incident was reported in the press and Mr McAuley, whose partner and child reside in Lithuania, further claimed he was shocked and embarrassed by he way he was treated.The defendants denied the claims.In his judgment, Mr Justice Hedigan said the actions complained of occurred on the aircraft and on the tarmac immediately adjacent to the aircraft and were therefore governed by Article 17 of the Montreal Convention.It was clear from the convention the liability of the carrier is limited to cases of death or bodily harm, he said.Article 17 provides airlines are liable for damage sustained in the case of death and bodily injury of a passenger on condition the accident which caused death or injury took place on board the aircraft or in the course of any operations of embarking or disembarking, he noted.As a consequence of the convention, which was incorporated into Irish law in 2004, the judge said Mr McAuley could not succeed in his claim he was defamed while in the aircraft or while he was leaving the aircraft.endsDUNGLOE MAN LOSES DEFAMATION COURT BATTLE WITH AER LINGUS was last modified: March 25th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:aer linguscourt casedefamationdrinkdungloelast_img read more

Trans fats no longer on the menu at Universal Studios parks

first_imgUNIVERSAL CITY – The early reviews are mostly positive at the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood where the menu changed on Christmas Eve to cut unhealthy trans fats from many junk food favorites. Twelve-year-old Jack Xu noticed something different about his french fry. “It tastes drier and not too salty,” he said, then added: “I still like it.” The self-described junk food addict, an exchange student from Beijing who’s visited the park before, was on a field trip this week and enjoying a basket of chicken tenders and fries. Universal Parks & Resorts, home to movie-inspired thrill rides, is the latest theme park operation to ban artery-clogging trans fats and offer healthier menus at its three domestic attractions in California and Florida. The action follows entertainment giant Walt Disney Co., which announced in October it will serve more nutritious kids’ meals and phase out the artificial fats at its resorts. The average American eats almost 5 pounds of trans fats a year. At Universal Studios Hollywood, Xu’s teacher Michael Fang welcomed the healthier alternatives. Since his students want to hit as many heart-thumping rides as possible, Fang usually buys them fast food because it’s cheap and convenient. Now the food is healthier, and Fang says the taste is just as good. “I can’t even tell the difference,” he said, munching on a fried chicken leg. The healthy options are also important to Todd Medwed, whose family often visits to ride the rollercoasters and tour the backlot studio. “It’s better for everybody. It’s healthier,” he said as he watched his 6-year-old son Blake eat a salad. Food scientists at Universal experimented for months to find trans fat alternatives, holding blind taste tests with customers and using their feedback to create menus with more variety, including fruit juices and skim milk. Earlier this month, New York City became the first U.S. city to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant foods. Nationwide, trans fats must be listed on packaged foods. Since Disney’s venture into healthier eating at its global theme parks, it has received positive feedback from parents, with more than half choosing fruits and low-fat milk over french fries and soda, said Mary Niven, a vice president with the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The ESPN Zone restaurant there and the ABC Commissary at Walt Disney World Resort currently fry chicken, fish and french fries without trans fats and the ingredient will be cut from all eateries by next year. As for Universal, it will monitor the progress of its trans fat ban in the United States before deciding whether to expand it to overseas theme parks. Universal’s Florell declined to say how much the switch in oils would cost the company, but said it would be “a little more expensive.” Besides Disney and Universal, SeaWorld Orlando also pledged earlier this year to limit fats and calories in some meals and created a whole food restaurant where food is prepared without trans fats and preservatives.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeLast week, over 90 percent of foods at Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure in Florida and Universal Hollywood were cooked with trans fat-free oils. Others snacks such as the churro, a Spanish fried-dough pastry, will be trans fat-free by the end of next year, said Ric Florell, a senior vice president with Universal Orlando Resort. Customers also have more healthy side options, too, including salads and fruit bowls. Florell said the goal is to give customers options and not dictate what to eat. “If guests come in, they’re not forced to have fruit if their little hearts desire french fries,” he said. But if they insist on fries, those will be trans fat-free. Trans fats are made when manufacturers add hydrogen to vegetable oil in a process called hydrogenation. Although they’re cheaper to produce and give food a longer shelf life, trans fats also increase the risk of heart disease by raising the level of bad cholesterol in the blood. last_img read more

Maguire can have same impact as Van Dijk, claims ex-Leicester team-mate

first_imgThe England international is now the world’s most expensive defender, surpassing the £75m Liverpool paid for Van Dijk in 2018, and Evans sees similarities between the two.“You can see comparisons in their games (Maguire and Van Dijk),”said Evans, who spent a season at Leicester with Maguire. 2 Getty Images – Getty appointed Harry Maguire can have a similar impact at Manchester United to the one Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool, according to former team-mate Jonny Evans.Maguire, who arrived from Leicester City for £80million, was man-of-the-match on his Premier League debut as Man United beat Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford. OFF deals FAREWELL getty LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested BIG PRESENTS UP TOP “The most important thing is for him to be judged on how he plays. I don’t have any worries about him there.“He is tailor-made for Man United, it was a great move for him. He’s a player they needed.“He’s got a really likeable nature about him. He will be a real hit there, he is a fantastic player.”Maguire was roundly praised by Jose Mourinho and Gary Neville, while former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot said the new No.5 has a similar aura to United legend Rio Ferdinand. latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas center_img Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Maguire was solid in defence on his Premier League debut 2 talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week…Salford City vs Leeds United (Tuesday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORTHuddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORTReading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Jonny Evans was Maguire’s team-mate at Leicester “Both are great on the ball, and Harry has got explosive pace people don’t see,” he said.“He is powerful, good in the air, everyone will compare the transfer fees but it’s so difficult to judge transfer fees nowadays.“We are all human and it is weird we get traded for money. In the transfer market it’s all supply and demand and things can go up and down at any moment.”Maguire made more interceptions, tackles and blocks than any other player on Sunday and Evans, who played 198 times for United, believes he is just what the club needs. rookie error LIVE on talkSPORT statement Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.last_img read more