first_imgFollowing its inaugural success last year, Cornish Pasty Week is to return this year from Sunday 24 February to Saturday 2 March.The week, which is devised and run by the Cornish Pasty Association, will this year include Cornish pasty mascots Mr & Mrs Pasty taking a tour of Cornwall, calling in on classic landmarks to try some classic Cornish pastimes.As it did last year, the week will end with the World Pasty Championships, taking place on Saturday 2 March at the Eden Project.“We dipped our toe in the water with Cornish Pasty Week last year and were blown away by the response, with people picking up on it as far away as the Falklands,” said Jason Jobling, chair of the Cornish Pasty Association.“We’d love it to become a week of fun that people look forward to every year, with our prized Cornish pasty at its heart.” Cornish Pasty Week will also feature a challenge to find the world’s fastest crimper, drawing competitors from any bakery producing genuine, certified, Cornish pasties. Heats will take place during the week, with the grand finale scheduled on the main stage at the World Pasty Championships on 2 March.In another new move, the association’s members will be joining forces to treat some of the county’s hardest-working people with surprise Cornish pasty giveaways throughout the week. This year’s recipients will include emergency and rescue services, and the Cornish Pasty Association is asking people to nominate deserving crews.last_img read more

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first_imgNoah Kean 26, and his partner Eden, 24, found it difficult to save for a house but are finally in their own property. First homebuyers have surged since changes to grants across QLD, NSW and Victoria. Picture: Richard DobsonONE in five Queensland buyers were first homeowners in January, with the state pulling above national average and leading the east coast. Latest housing finance figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics found first homebuyer levels were now at a five-year high — led by high levels in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.Housing Industry Association economist Shane Garrett said nationally 18 per cent of January property buyers were first homeowners.“This is the highest monthly share in over five years.” New build numbers have been helped along by first time buyers.Mr Garrett said the pick-up was also down to intervention by both the New South Wales and Victoria whose FHB grants were increase last year and more stamp duty concessions put in.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“The experience of the past year proves that governments can play a very positive role in bringing home ownership within much closer reach for younger Australians.” FIRST HOMEBUYER PARTICIPATION RATE: Northern Territory 26.8 per centWestern Australia 25.2 per cent Queensland 20.5 per centVictoria 19.1 per centACT 18.1 per centNew South Wales 13.9 per centTasmania 14.5 per centSouth Australia 13.1 per cent (Source: ABS/HIA, January 2018)last_img read more

first_imgIn her first competitive appearance since the NCAA Championships last spring, Paige Stoner finished first in the women’s mile at the Upstate Challenge in Ithaca.Stoner was one of three individual winners on the women’s team, running the mile in 4:53.15, as the team placed third with 71 points. Alexis Crosby (25.42) won the 200-meter dash, while Alexis Harper (26.24) placed second. Another win for the team came from Eunice Boateng, who ran the 60-meter dash in 7.67 seconds.On the men’s side, Joseph Eovaldi and Stephen Schulz finished first and second, respectively in the 3000-meter dash. Eovaldi won with a time of 8:46.56. The Orange picked up another victory in the distance medley, beating Cornell by almost 40 seconds. Andrew Aguilera had a strong performance in the 60-meter hurdles, placing second with a time of 8.24 seconds.Overall, the men’s team didn’t fare as well as the women’s team, placing fourth with 68 points.Both teams will look to improve on their performance as they travel to Boston next Friday to compete in the John Thomas Invitational.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on January 19, 2019 at 5:14 pm Contact Alex: [email protected] | @alexhamer8 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ace Shaqiri surprised by Arsenal scorelineby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Xherdan Shaqiri admits the 5-1 hammering of Arsenal surprised him.The victory lifted Liverpool nine points clear at the top of the Premier League as Jürgen Klopp’s side increased their unbeaten start to 20 matches.Next up is a massive meeting with Manchester City on Thursday night – and Shaqiri insisted the Reds have to block out any external noise to retain their momentum.“Expectations are always high,” said the Switzerland international.“But we want to stay focused, we have to stay focused and work hard every day. There’s a long way to go. At the moment we’re really happy and I hope we can keep going like this.“We are very happy to win this game. That high a result I didn’t expect – it was important to win. Obviously we had a really good game and we are very happy at the moment.”On his own form, Shaqiri added: “You can see on the pitch I have a lot of confidence at the moment.“I wanted to play from the beginning so I was very happy to play and have an impact on the game, helping my teammates to win the game. I’m very happy at the moment.” last_img read more

first_imgOhio State players tackling an Army player carrying the football.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 16: Kell Walker #5 of the Army Golden Knights is tackled by Damon Arnette #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Sam Hubbard #6 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard, who redshirted this past year despite receiving great praise from head coach Urban Meyer, finds himself in an interesting situation Wednesday night. Hubbard has agreed to take a high school girl named Sariah Yackee to prom if – and only if – she can amass 15,000 retweets on the below tweet. It seems that Hubbard’s teammate, Stephen Collier, was integral in facilitating the scenario. As-of 9:30 PM EST, the tweet, just a few hours old, has around 1,500 retweets.Alright so here’s the deal I need 15k to take this ohio state hunk @Sam_Hubbard_ to prom so retweet this pic.twitter.com/Arsm3ZBLaX— sariah yackee (@sariahyackee) February 5, 2015For those who aren’t well-versed with Twitter, 15,000 is a very high number of retweets for someone who doesn’t have a massive following. If she pulls this off, he better pay up.last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE as of 6:50 p.m. Fort St. John time, the suspects are still on the loose near York Landing.Despite reports – there is no one in custody at this time. RCMP officers remain in the community of York Landing & continue to investigate the reported sighting of the two suspects. All required resources are being used in this ongoing investigation. Updates to follow.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 29, 2019Original Story: WINNIPEG, M.B. – Manitoba RCMP have confirmed the two suspects in three northern B.C. homicides could be near the community of York Landing Manitoba.York Landing is approximately 200 km south west of Gillam and the RCMP has sent resources to the community to investigate a tip.Multiple RCMP resources are being sent to York Landing, MB, to investigate a tip that the two suspects are possibly in, or near, the community. A heavy police presence can be expected in the area. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019Elected Chief Of York Factory First Nation Leroy Constant posted on Facebook. “RCMP officers & crew will arrive in our community of York Landing, MB very shortly to conduct a search for the 2 suspects at large.  Everyone, please remain indoors with your doors locked. And all vehicles should be parked. Please share the message with those who don’t have Social Media. We received word that there was a possible sighting around our community landfill moments ago.”On Sunday the RCMP said they had received over 200 tips in the search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.  This could be the first confirmed sighting of the suspects since last week when their vehicle was found burnt near Gillam.Reporters in Gillam have shared on twitter that a large number of Police resources have left the community for York Landing.  The RCMP are also reminding the public not to post pictures or information about the exact location of RCMP members who are searching for the suspects.Please do not disclose officer locations by posting photos of our officers in the community to social media.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019 BREAKING: The RCMP say the two B.C. homicide suspects may be in York Landing, Man. They have sent backup to the area. We saw a ton of cops leave the RCMP station in Gillam about an hour ago. #cbcmb— Austin Grabish (@AustinGrabish) July 28, 2019last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A couple was found dead inside their home at Agarpara in North 24 Parganas on Friday morning.According to local residents, Amar Mondal rented the ground floor of a house at Agarpara approximately six months ago. He used to live with his wife Brinda and their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter. A source said the couple had frequent arguments. On several occasions, Mondal family’s landlord had to intervene to stop them. It is suspected a third person is involved in the case. On Friday, the private tutor of the Mondal’s daughter arrived in the morning. When she knocked on the door many times but no one opened it, she immediately informed the landlord and neighbours. Neighbours broke the door and found Amar and Brinda dead. Khardah police station was informed. Police rushed the couple to Sagar Dutta Hospital in Kamarhati where doctors declared them brought dead. It is suspected that Amar murdered Brinda and later committed suicide. Police recovered a suicide note by Amar. He said in the letter he was going to the other world with his wife. Some neighbours claimed Brinda had an extra marital affair. Ananda Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone II of Barrackpore Police said: “The bodies have been sent for autopsy. A suicide note has been recovered. No police complaint has been lodged in this regard.”last_img read more

first_imgWashington: Pakistan, obsessed with India as a perceived existential threat, has “created terrorist groups to be a tool” in its struggle against India, a former top American spymaster has said. Former CIA acting director Michael Morell, in a podcast discussion with Kurt Campbell and Rich Verma on Thursday, alleged that Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Pakistan has “created terrorist groups to be a tool” in their struggle against India, Morell said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportCampbell, the former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs and Verma, the former US Ambassador to India, now regularly host ‘The Tealeaves’ Podcast of the Asia Group. “What they don’t realise is that it’s impossible to keep those terrorist groups under control. And that eventually comes back to bite you. You know, I believe that Pakistan, at the end of the day, maybe the most dangerous country in the world,” Morell said. Morell who played a key role in the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden — the al-Qaeda chief and mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States — in a safe house in Pakistan, said that the population of this South Asian country is exploding, and the demographics are awful. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”The economy’s going nowhere. It simply can’t provide the jobs that need to be provided for the young people who are entering the labour force. The education system is literally broken. I went to Pakistan more often than I went to any other country when I was deputy director,” he said, referring to his impression about Pakistan when he was the deputy head in the CIA during the Obama administration. There’s no wonder that many Pakistani parents send their kids to madrasa and one knows what happens to a small percentage of the kids who go there. “The extremism is growing from a societal perspective. It’s growing within the military. So, it is not impossible, not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, but five years from now, 10 years from now that you could have a color revolution, Arab spring style movement in the streets of Islamabad that ends up with an extremist government there with nuclear weapons. That’s what so scary,” Morell said. According to Morell, then president Barack Obama’s Pakistan policy in his first term was to get the Pakistanis to see their strategic environment in a real way. “They still see India and, I think, for foreseeable future, will see India as an existential threat to the state of Pakistan. It’s not, it’s just not. India stopped focusing on Pakistan a long time ago. They’re focusing on their economic future,” he argued. But because the Pakistanis are so obsessed with this perceived existential threat, they’ve both organised their society in order to protect themselves from that threat. So, they’ve given an immense amount of power to the military, and much less power to the civilian government, he said. “The government therefore makes choices that I don’t believe, and many people don’t believe are in the best long term interest of Pakistan. Pakistan has spent more money on nuclear weapons than they do in education. “And they use terrorism as a tool against the Indians… and then also in Afghanistan, because they fear Indian influence in Afghanistan. So they’ve created terrorist groups, right to be a tool of theirs in the struggle against India,” Morell added.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police will implement its one-way traffic circulation plan on trial basis on Padam Singh Road and Tank Road in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh from Monday, officials said.To ensure smooth vehicular movement, the scheme would be implemented gradually on four other roads of the area, Pyare Lal Road, Hardhyan Singh Road, Gurudwara Road, and Saraswati Marg, a senior traffic police official said. The move comes in for providing seamless and smooth traffic movement and is being used to create a one-way loop system for comfortable movement of all modes of transport, the officer said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarKarol Bagh –a hub of commercial establishments having garments, jewellary, electronic items and car dealers –registers heavy footfall and vehicular movement throughout the day thereby leading to street parking of the vehicles on all the major roads of the area. One way circulation plan of Karol Bagh area was approved by the Unified Traffic Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) in April, 2010 and the trial run on these roads was also conducted for sometime but could not be continued thereafter, the traffic police said in its statement. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaNow in a concerted effort by Delhi Traffic Police along with other civic agencies, one-way circulation plan on the six roads in Karol Bagh area is being revived with its implementation initially on Padam Singh Road and Tank road, the statement added. Meeting with RWAs and MWAs of Karol Bagh area has been conducted and the finer points of circulation plan have been deliberated with them, as their co-operation is of utmost importance for the successful implementation of the one-way circulation scheme, the senior traffic police official said. About 50 Delhi Traffic Police officers along with marshals from MCD would be deployed to man all the intersections of Tank road and Padam Singh Road to regulate the traffic, the official added.last_img read more