Food

How a Cup of Tea Can Reduce Stress and Relieve Sore Muscles

With the healthy living movement going strong, I see tea becoming more popular. Aside from the great flavors, tea also has different health benefits depending on which type you drink. If you’re looking for an alternative to medicine, there is probably a tea you can drink to help battle some ailments. Not to say that […]

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Business

Trump is meeting with Indian President Modi — and it could be the start of a ‘surprising friendship’ or a ‘slugging match’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington on Monday, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration.

Their White House session promises less pomp than Modi’s previous visits to Washington, which included former President Barack Obama taking him to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in 2014.

But Trump administration officials have pointed to both leaders’ impact on social media – each has more than 30 million Twitter followers – as proof that they are cut from the same cloth, and predicted the two would get along well.

Trump built a Trump Tower property in Mumbai and spoke warmly of India during his presidential campaign last year.

“The White House is very interested in making this a special visit,” said one senior official. “We’re really seeking to roll out the red carpet,”

Modi will try to strengthen ties that have appeared to loosen. Indian officials, noting both men’s tendency to speak their mind, were anxious to see how they get along.

They will have one-on-one talks followed by statements to the news media without taking questions. They will then have a working dinner, the first time Trump has played host to a foreign dignitary at a White House dinner.

“If the chemistry is good, everything else gets sorted,” said an Indian official. “The only way is up. How much up we go depends on the leaders. If they click, we go up higher.”

While progress is expected in defense trade and cooperation, there are frictions elsewhere.

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Trump, who campaigned on an “America First” platform, has been troubled by the growing U.S. trade deficit with India. He has called for reform of the H-1B visa system that has benefited Indian tech firms.

He set the United States on a path to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and accused India of negotiating unscrupulously for the accord in order to walk away with billions of dollars in aid.

Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi’s “Make in India” platform is protectionist and complain about the U.S. regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit exports to the United States.

They stress the importance of the huge Indian market to U.S. firms and major growth in areas such as aviation, which offer significant opportunities for U.S. manufacturers.

Rick Rossow, an India expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the frictions in U.S.-Indian relations since Trump took office on Jan. 20 add gravity to the meeting.

“The meeting will provide more clarity on whether the past six months have been Act 1 in a surprising friendship or Round 1 of a protracted slugging match,” he said.

(Editing by Caren Bohan and Bill Rigby)

Travel

Eagle + Child, Ramsbottom, Lancashire: hotel review

This nattily revamped pub has a new look and an excellent new chef – a welcome addition to this handsome town’s already thriving food scene

A historic Pennine mill town of stone cottages, cobbled alleys and imposing Victorian architecture, Ramsbottom can feel pretty remote from 21st-century life.

At weekends, you can arrive from nearby Bury by steam train on the East Lancashire Railway, perhaps to attend the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships (September 10). Later, as this is such fantastic walking country, you might clamber up Holcombe Moor to Peel Tower which (think Catherine Cookson) looks like the perfect backdrop for a fierce, rain-lashed argument between a pregnant scullery maid and her feckless wealthy lover.

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Business

5 Best Travel Hacks for Business Travellers

This article originally appeared on ValuePenguin To the outside world, travelling overseas for business seems to be both thrilling and glamorous. Who wouldn’t like to visit another country on an all-expense-paid trip? But for those who are constantly jetting off on work, the excitement soon wears off. When you are on a business trip, you need to be absolutely punctual – being late for meetings just won’t do. You probably have to juggle several activities simultaneously, leaving you little time for relaxation or sometimes even sleep. How can you then, as a businessperson travelling out of Singapore, make the most of your trip professionally? While each business trip may differ, here are some tips that you may find useful for every trip. Use an airline miles credit card to save on ticketing costs Booking tickets can be one of the most time-consuming and arduous tasks for a professional planning an overseas business trip. Comparing different airlines’ ticket costs and deciding on the most suitable time to take your flight can lead to a very frustrating experience for even the simplest of bookings. This is where using a credit card specifically tailored to take advantage of airline offers comes in. By their […]

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Entertainment

‘Preacher’ Season 2 premiere proves the Saint of Killers ain’t messing around

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This post contains spoilers for the Preacher Season 2 premiere, titled “On the Road.”

No series blends style, action, and humor quite like Preacher, which is perhaps the purest embodiment of a comic book we’ve ever had on the small screen.

Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with showrunner Sam Catlin, have distilled everything that made Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s graphic novels so iconic into a shot of live-action adrenaline, and while Season 1 had its speed bumps, taking the show on the road in Season 2 has kicked Preacher into high gear right out of the gate. 

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Entertainment

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s Drama ‘Barcelona’ Is Part of South Korea’s BiFan Film Festival

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s drama film Barcelona: A Love Untold will be showcased in the 21st Bucheon International Fantastic (BiFan) Film Festival in South Korea. It’ll be part of the festival’s Best of Asia program. The film, directed by Olivia M. Lamasan, is a story of two people who found each other in Barcelona, Spain after […]

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Architecture

AirAsia X flight shook like a ‘washing machine’ following mid-air problem

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An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back on Sunday, after a mid-air technical issue left the plane’s cabin shaking like a “washing machine.”

Flight D7237 with 359 passengers onboard left Perth at 6:50 a.m. local time, then returned to Perth by 10 a.m., after what reportedly seemed to be a problem with an engine.

“I heard a loud explosion I think on the left-side engine,” passenger Tzeyau Chung told ABC News.

“After the explosion it started to shake, it started to bounce, but overall the captain did a very good job. Of course we were a bit worried but at the end of the day … we safely landed. I think that is the most important thing.” Read more…

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Fashion

Ivanka Trump, Being ‘Important’ Won’t Save You From Aquazzura’s Lawsuit

Ivanka Trump isn’t getting away with copying shoe designs from Aquazzura just yet. A judge has ordered for her to testify on whether her namesake fashion label ripped off designs from the brand. Last year, Aquazzura filed a lawsuit against Ivanka’s company for copying several shoe designs such as their Wild Thing Shoe, Forever Marilyn Shoe, and […]

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Business

Kayak’s emoji search function brings the speed and fun of texting to travel

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Travel should be fun, not a hellish slog through dystopian security checkpoints and zombie-service employees with penal institution levels of charm. 

That’s why Kayak’s decision to add a bit of whimsy into the travel process by adding an emoji search function is more than welcome. 

If you’re not emoji fluent, this is the perfect excuse to step up your emoji game and learn about some of the more obscure symbols hiding in your texting arsenal. 

The function doesn’t work for all cities yet, but the first cities included are New York (🗽), Tokyo (🍣  sushi!), Chicago (🐇  O’Hare Airport), Dublin, Ireland (☘️ ), Las Vegas (slots! 🎰 ), Easter Island (🗿 ), Amsterdam (🚨 red light, get it?), Los Angeles, San Francisco (📱 yep, that’s a smartphone), and Toronto (🍁 ).  Read more…

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