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Washington, United States (AFP)- Fast-food giant McDonald’s announced Wednesday it would stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, as worries grow over resistance to crucial drugs. McDonald’s said it would work with poultry farmers to halt the use of what the World Health Organization has identified as “critically important antimicrobials” to feed the...
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When, exactly, did a bowl of grapes on a buffet table become cause for suspicion, rather than delight? Increasingly, we’re not afraid to ask “are those organic?” before taking a bite. If the answer is no, we may pass on to the next item. At home, the diligent rinsing of produce can feel like an obsessive ritual — but...
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After the Second World War, Jarrell achieved a measure of success, financial security, critical esteem and happiness. He married his second wife, Mary von Schrader, in 1952. For the rest of his life, he taught at the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1967, Nancy Seletti wrote about being taught by Jarrell...
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If you feel like complaining about something, think it over first, because it's actually not worth it. It’s easy for us to complain about who we aren’t, what we don’t have, what we can’t do, what we didn’t get out of life, and the list goes on. These feelings can be very real and are ingrained...
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‘The Amazing Racist’ is the debut novel of Chhimi Tenduf – La published by Hachette India. Chhimi Tenduf – La is the The youngest son of Elizabeth Moir MBE and the late Kesang Tenduf-La, and has been lving in Sri Lanka since 1982, except when he was studying at Eton College and Durham University or working for Ernst & Young…
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Love should be deep and full of emotion. It should spread on a large area. Affection, kindness, friendship are attributes that define love further. On the other hand, when we show love we must rope in humanity as well. When we love everyone, the world will be fulfilled with humanity. The word ‘love’ appeals to anyone. But the...    
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Have you ever asked yourself why people break off the tip of the betel leaf before they begin to chew it? Most chewers do so today unconsciously as a habit, but the actual reason is the superstition that there is poison in the betel leaf tip.
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Hollywood legend and Academy Award winning actor Kirk Douglas wrote a guest column, titled, “My first Cigarette, and My Last” to the American Lung Association. “Kirk Douglas has always been a passionate champion of the causes he believes in, from civil rights to Christmas Campaigns. His involvement in many humanitarian causes earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981.
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I was surprised to learn from the media on March 2, 2015 that the Railway Department has already installed 20 railway gates with electric alarm bells at an astounding cost of Rs.10 million per gate! This comes in the wake of a Transport Ministry recommended proposal by the Previous Government (appearing in the media on May 8, 2014) to install…
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Vinod Mehta ventured into areas where lesser mortals might have feared to tread -- either for fear of taking on the establishment or simply because it went against the normal credo. He staked his reputation by declaring Narendra Modi as the next prime minister, despite being highly critical of the man. At that time, every journalist worth his salt argued…
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With the silhouettes of dusk appearing in the sky, the Sunday 21st December marked the end of an era with the cremation of a prominent Galle English educationalist from China Gardens – who bestrode like a mighty colossus for well over six decades in the Butterfly grounds premises amidst of a distinguished...
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Omega Bar in Mandana Town is chock-a-block when cricket matches are televised. Vociferous locals, Pakistani and Indian nationals and even the most sought-after pimps sip beer and cheer their favorite teams inside this bar which serves customers till 1 am. It’s a colorful place given that travelers and businessmen who travel to Mandana Town drop in at various...
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Food sustains life. Food goes beyond nutrition and enhances many areas of living. It has a certain aura that lets people gather around and enjoy fellowship. Today, we have a reason to eat; be it joyful or sorrowful. Taste also has a way of impacting our actions and moods. Food preparation has transcended continents and created super star chefs like…
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A poet is typically one who conveys his innermost feelings using the written word. A true poet is able to breathe life into his words and transform them into living entities. Great poets of yesteryear and the modern era have held millions in the thrall of rapt awe through their creations. Yet there is amongst us one poet...
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“Greetings, I was born many cycles ago on a planet called Ciphereon Zyblex. I came to Earth to make music and rock the planet. Love Long And Prosper Humans,” reads the description panel of the Facebook group ‘Amalien – Music for future’ representing the industrial metal/ rock music...
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