Naan-Tastic announces opening date, menu for Amherst location The Buffalo News

Naan-Tastic announces opening date, menu for Amherst location The Buffalo News

A customized bowl from Naan-Tastic that’s beef steak with chili garlic sauce to finish. (via Naan-Tastic) Naan-Tastic announces opening date, menu for Amherst location By Ben Tsujimoto | Published Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Rochester-based fast-casual Indian restaurant Naan-Tastic has finalized the details for its first foray into the Buffalo market.
Naan-Tastic will open at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at 1595 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, in the Boulevard Consumer Square next to Blaze Pizza , under the ownership of Ajay and Aman Singh, who learned the trade from their father, Mandeep Singh, at his Thali of India restaurant in Rochester.
Citing a shortage of fast-casual Indian options in the Western New York market, the Singh brothers opened the Rochester location, at 100 Marketplace Drive, in early 2018, before embarking on a second an hour west.
Both owners have Buffalo ties: Aman attended undergrad at the University at Buffalo, while Ajay earned a master’s degree from D’Youville College.
Their build-your-own concept, where customers begin with either a wrap, bowl or taco, then fill with their protein and fresh vegetables and sauces, has caught on across the nation thanks to the success of national chains like Chipotle . The new Amherst restaurant will employ the same counter-service, made-to-order strategy, too. Naan-Tastic’s staples are expected to cost between $9-$10. A customized chicken wrap from Naan-Tastic holds cabbage, tomato, corn, spinach, turmeric rice and more. (via Naan-Tastic)
The fillings in Naan-Tastic’s dishes are fairly faithful to traditional Indian cuisine, with the exception of beef as a protein. Beyond beef, other proteins include chicken, lamb and fried fish, but extend to diet-friendly paneer tikka (spiced cheese that’s grilled), chana masala (spiced garbanzo beans) and veggie chili.
Turmeric rice and quinoa are outside-the-box beds, relative to other options of spinach, kale and spring mix, for each, while a sweet tomato cream sauce (makhani), vindaloo, masala and garlic-ginger flavored Kadai Karma serve as sauce options for the protein.
A list of 15 toppings heightens the customization, and then finishing sauces include tamarind, mango tango, cilantro mint, cucumber raita and sriracha.
Popular sides include makhani fries and samosa, both crunchy comfort foods doused in the sweet tomato cream sauce. The Punjabi mac and cheese is both gluten-free and vegan – no small feat – and naan, both classic and garlic, can be ordered alongside any dish for $1.15.
Drinks include the traditional mango lassi and masala chai, plus fountain beverages.
INFO: Naan-Tastic , 1595 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. 259-8086. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Email: Story topics: Amherst / fast-casual / indian / Naan-tastic / restaurant news / restaurant openings Ben Tsujimoto – Ben works on the digital side of Gusto, writing mainly about things to do and food-and-drink. He’s the editor of The Buffalo News’ soccer blog, BN Soccer, and coordinates the Smiles photo galleries. He attended Houghton College, lives off of Hertel and says he smiled a little too aggressively for his profile picture. There are no comments – be the first to comment Recommended for you

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The new fast-casual model: Centralized kitchens

The new fast-casual model: Centralized kitchens Operators find efficiencies by cooking in commissaries Fern Glazer | Feb 14, 2019
There was a time when the words “commissary” and “central kitchen” evoked images of mass quantities of assembly-line-produced or frozen foods delivered to foodservice institutions.
Well, think again.
Today, a growing number of fast-casual brands — known for hanging their hats on the freshness of made-to-order food — are reaping big benefits by pulling food prep out of their restaurants and into next-generation central kitchens.
“The reality is, a lot of fast-casual operators are in areas where rents are expensive,” said Dean Small, founder and CEO of Synergy Restaurant Consultants. “[A centralized kitchen] makes a lot of sense for operators who find value-driven real estate.”
Having a 25,000-square-foot commissary is what enabled New York City-based Fresh & Co., a fast-casual concept serving organic and seasonal health-forward foods, to expand to 19 units across the island of Manhattan.
“There’s plenty of advantages,” said George Tenedios, Fresh & Co. CEO, of employing a centralized kitchen. “[Having a commissary] helped to scale the business in Manhattan.”
The commissary, located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, does batch cooking for all Fresh & Co’s restaurants and its thriving catering division. By preparing most of its staple soups, the majority of its dressings, baked goods, desserts, and more off site, Fresh & Co. has been able to afford to open restaurants with a smaller footprint in prime locations in New York City, where operators can expect to pay upwards of $100 per square foot.
Additionally, Tenedios said the commissary will enable Fresh & Co. to sell product to future franchisees, the first of whom is in the process of opening three locations in nearby West Chester County.
For Oren’s Hummus, a fast-casual Israeli concept with four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, opening an 8,500-square-foot commissary in San Jose is fueling expansion at a lower cost.
“As you continue to grow, you really worry about kitchen space,” said David Cohen, Oren’s executive chef. “[With a commissary] I can open smaller restaurants at more expensive rents, often in better locations.”
As the brand expands, Cohen said it is planning to scale its restaurants down to a counter-service format in as little as 1,000-square feet.
Similarly, Bamboo Asia, a farm-to-fast-casual concept serving Indian, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines with two locations in San Francisco, is poised to open three more in the Bay Area by year’s end because of its 10,000-square-foot “cloud kitchen” located in Oakland, Calif. Hannah Van Wagner
Chefs in the cloud kitchen prepare items such as the company’s marinades, dressings, rice, and sous-vide proteins, which are then delivered by company-owned trucks to each restaurant every morning, and then finished in-store. The unique sous-vide method, a technique of cooking food by vacuum sealing it and placing it in a water bath, also eliminates the need for the more expensive aspects of kitchen buildouts.
“We don’t need any type of kitchen ventilation,” said Bamboo Asia owner Sebastiaan van de Rijt. “It’s a huge advantage in new locations. We can take over a coffee shop, retail … because there’s no need for ventilation or grease traps.”
With this model, van de Rijt said the cost to build out new Bamboo Asia locations can be as low as one-fourth that of typical fast-casual restaurants.
But the kitchen just can’t be anywhere.
“There are a lot of efficiencies you can get as long as the kitchen is geographically well positioned,” Small said.
All three brands have kitchens located within less than an hour’s drive of their restaurants, as well as their own fleet of delivery trucks and drivers.
“It’s a local, central kitchen, not a factory in Michigan,” said van de Rijt. “It’s set up to feed 12 locations and only 12 locations within an hour’s driving distance.”
The company plans to open another cloud kitchen to serve additional restaurants in the Los Angeles area by the end of 2020.
Reducing labor costs
“In order to compete, be in the delivery business or have a smaller footprint, [operators need] to take some costs out of the kitchen, especially labor,” said Small.
With the high cost of labor, particularly in California, Oren’s continues to reduce costs by moving more and more items to the commissary where one person can make as much product for all restaurants as one person in each unit.
“It has reduced labor by about 25 percent,” said Cohen. “Hourly, insurance, pay-roll tax … These savings become exponential.” Hannah Van Wagner
The latest move is the company’s fresh-squeezed “morning juices.” By using a commercial juicer to squeeze fruit at the commissary, Cohen cut out 90 minutes of labor previously performed by one person at each of the four restaurants.
Similarly, by removing labor from its restaurants, Bamboo Asia has reduced labor costs by 30 percent.
Maintaining food consistency
Fast-casual executive chefs may standardize their recipes, but each chef at any restaurant is a bit different, setting up the possibility of food inconsistency from store to store.
“In fast casual, customers are huge on consistency,” said van de Rijt. “They want the same experience every single time.”
To ensure that consistency is maintained for its multi-cuisine from-scratch menu, van de Rijt said a central kitchen is key for Bamboo Asia.
For Oren’s Hummus, the commissary ensures food consistency as the brand grows, Cohen said.
And while large-batch cooking is sometimes equated with factory food, Oren’s, and the other companies, are making and distributing fresh food daily to their restaurants.
For example, large batches of garbanzo beans are cooked overnight at Oren’s commissary, then company drivers deliver it to the stores by 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. each day where the hummus is then mixed in-store at least twice a day. Oren’s also maintains food freshness by making proteins and salads to order in stores.
“We still do everything fresh, every day,” said Cohen. “Wherever we go, we will never sacrifice that.”
Growing other sources of revenue
Central kitchens also have the benefit of being ideal for brands that offer catering, often enabling them to do more of it, more efficiently.
“Catering creates havoc in restaurants when you have guests coming in,” said Small. “It creates a different work environment, so something suffers.”
The first few years of Fresh & Co., catering was done at the store level.
“We noticed the inconsistencies,” said Tenedios. “Each restaurant making their own twist on our catering.”
Since moving its catering to its commissary, Tenedios said those inconsistencies have been eliminated and catering sales have risen by double digits.
Oren’s Hummus is also doing more catering volume thanks to its commissary.
“The real piece to making a commissary work is multi-purposing it. Omni channel,” said Cohen. “We’re doing huge volumes — $20,000 a day in catering. We could never do that much catering out of the stores.”
One of the biggest challenges in the commissary model?
Scaling recipes.
“Coming from fine dining, it was a little challenging,” said Chef Erik Hopfinger, who had to learn how to scale items such dressing from 5 gallons to 35 gallons.
Cohen, who also came from fine dining, echoes that sentiment, saying “The recipes change. Not every ingredient scales by 10. You have to go through that curve.”
Though a commissary model has worked well for these operators, that doesn’t mean it’s the right solution for every brand.
“It’s a financial model. You have to model it, identify your break even. Understand what types of sales you need to make it work,” said Small. “You need the sales. Otherwise you’re just displacing the labor and operations expenses to another location.”

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Diipa Khosla Wore 9 Different Looks for Her 4-Day Indian Wedding

Home » Lifestyle » Diipa Khosla Wore 9 Different Looks for Her 4-Day Indian Wedding Diipa Khosla Wore 9 Different Looks for Her 4-Day Indian Wedding
When Diipa Khosla met Oleg Büller on her first day at university in Amsterdam, she admits she was “a little bit of a bitch” to him. “I arrived there the first day, and I was a few days late because I have an Indian passport so I had some visa issues,” the now 28-year-old explains. “So pretty much all the new students had made their friend groups and everything. My parents dropped me off at the main reception, and the very first guy I saw is now my husband.”
Dutch-American Oleg, now 32, was in his final year and the university’s student body president. He invited Diipa to take a seat in his office while she got her bearings. “I still very clearly remember sitting in his office that first time and him just trying to be kind and polite and talk to me,” she remembers. “I was this new student, completely intimidated and being a little bit of a bitch to him because I was like, ‘oh my god, I look shit, I have no makeup on, and he looks like James Dean. Shit, shit, shit.’”
While the pair connected on Facebook, their social lives didn’t intersect much. “He had his own group of friends, and I had mine,” Diipa says. “But there was always a curiosity. I would know when he would enter a room, you know? [But] he was notoriously known to be a player, he had all these rumors about him… I was just like stay clear of him, he’s not your kind of guy.”
Five years later, when Diipa’s career as an influencer was taking off in London, and Oleg had started his career as a diplomat for the Dutch Foreign Service, he sent her a birthday message on Facebook. A dialogue began and they continued the conversation in Messenger. “He was like, whenever you’re back in Amsterdam I’d love to take you out for real.” Diipa was interested, but Oleg’s university reputation made her suspicious, so it wasn’t until around six months later that the date finally happened.
“It was perfect,” Diipa remembers. “Italian restaurant by the canal on this late summer evening… We already knew on that first date it was nothing normal, you know? This was already very magical and we were connecting on every level.”
At one point during their dinner, Oleg recalled their first meeting. “He said, ‘You were wearing that hoodie, and you were sitting inside my office and being a complete bitch to me.’” Diipa was stunned. “He met, I think about a thousand students that week. So for him to remember… He said, ‘I don’t know, you just left a little impression on me.’”
The pair were smitten, and officially dating within about a month. “We just connected on everything,” Diipa says. “I was from India, from this traditional Indian family, and he was born in Boston and raised in Amsterdam, but for some reason our foundations and the way we looked at the world were the same.”
It wasn’t long after that Oleg mentioned marriage. “It was New Year’s Eve, and he comes up to my ear and he’s like, ‘This is the year I’m going to ask you to marry me’– and this is, mind you, three months after being official.” Diipa didn’t take Oleg seriously, but in mid-2016 they started planning a trip to her native India together during the holidays, as Oleg had never been.
As their travel date neared, their calendars started filling up. But less than a week before they were set to fly, Oleg called from his then post in Baghdad with bad news. “He tells me, ‘My ambassador just called me in, and it turns out I have to go on a secret mission and I can’t tell you anything about it—it’s state secret. I’m going to have to skip the first couple of days of India,” Diipa remembers. “Of course I was bummed, but he was so convincing. I mean, there’s a lot of things he can’t tell me about his job,” she says.
Diipa took her sister as her plus-one to an event in India while Oleg was off working. “It was a 45-minute drive and we finally see this amazing hotel on top of a hill,” she says. They were greeted by paparazzi at the entrance, as well as the hotel manager, who told her she was very late and that he must rush her to the event. “I’m like, ‘Where’s the dinner? Where are the people? I don’t hear anything.’ Finally we enter this courtyard, and there’s candles all around it. And there’s someone playing the flute in the background. And then I walk up into the courtyard, and at the end of it I see this guy in a tuxedo. And it’s quite dark, but then I go up a little closer and I look up again and [Oleg] was standing right there.”
Oleg had staged a surprise engagement that was six months in the making, spanning multiple countries and countless people, including Diipa’s manager and her family. “I was just in utter shock, I kept asking, ‘Wait, you’re not in Baghdad? You’re really here?’” Of course, Diipa accepted Oleg’s ring, which featured a diamond that had been in his family for five generations, reset by an Amsterdam jewellerespecially for her. “It was the most shocking, beautiful proposal ever,” she says.
When it came to their wedding, Oleg and Diipa had very different tastes and expectations. Diipa wanted a big celebration with both a traditional Indian ceremony and a European one, while Oleg had something smaller and understated in mind. “It was our friends who convinced us to have it in India,” Diipa says. “They were like, ‘Guys, come on, we’ve seen enough weddings in Italy and France. Can we get a crazy, big, fat Indian wedding?’”
The pair chose to host the wedding at Fateh Garh Palace, taking it over for the duration of the four-day event. “It had just enough rooms for our guests – we wanted it to be our own little utopia for four days,” Diipa says.
They invited their 100 guests with invites from Sketch Design Studio and recruited two wedding planners; Ankit to handle the organization, and Alt Air to oversee the flowers and décor. The first day of wedding celebrations included a Mehendi ceremony, in which the bride’s hands and feet are decorated with henna, followed by the Sangeet, a lively pre-wedding party with musical performances. Day two began with the Haldi ceremony, in which the bride and groom are covered with a turmeric paste by family and friends — the yellow hue of the spice is believed to purify the souls of the bride and groom-to-be.
After the Haldi, the bride and groom are separated. Diipa participated in the Chooda, an intimate Punjabi tradition in which the bride is given red and white bangles by her family to signify the start of her married life. Meanwhile, Oleg made his entrance on a white horse in a party-style procession called the Baraat. The pair were reunited for the Indian wedding ceremony, which was followed by a lavish reception. The third day of festivities comprised of the European wedding ceremony and a later reception dinner and dancing.
Diipa admits that she and Oleg had completely different approaches to the planning process: “[Oleg] was always more concerned about the macro things, like, ‘Let’s make sure people are fed, let’s make sure they’re sleeping well,’” and I was more, ‘What about the font of the name cards?’”
Because there were multiple events taking place in the same venue, Diipa wanted each to have its own theme. “The Indian wedding dinner and reception had this very ethereal, white roses and gold theme, while the Indian wedding itself was very rich and very, very regal. Kind of like that Rajasthan, old Indian palace vibe,” Diipa explains. “We tried to source local flowers to help the community as well. So it was mostly from local vendors that would be outside temples or on the sides of the roads.”
For the European wedding, the look was more minimalist. “The European wedding was very south of France, nothing over the top because we’d had so much grandeur over the past two, three days,” Diipa says. “We went for local flowers as much as possible – we also got a lot of white roses from New Delhi if I’m not mistaken.”
With two wedding ceremonies across four days of celebrations, Diipa wore multiple bridal looks—nine in total—including a Pronovias reception party gown and a 44lb skirt by Aashni & Co for the Indian wedding reception. The wedding dresses were the showstoppers: an Ashi Studio couture gown for the European ceremony, and the Sabyasachiensemble she wore for the Indian wedding.
“I don’t think anyone does couture better than [Ashi],” she says. “I just love his vision; I love the way he makes women look in his dresses. So it was for me a done deal. I’m like, Ashi or nothing.”
Diipa first met with the Lebanon-based designer in Paris to discuss ideas. “He sent me a sketch a month later of how he envisioned it and I was already blown away,” she says. “I was like, ‘This is it, this is done, that’s the dress.’”
Together, they planned the fabrics and embroidery, and over the course of three fittings, the gown took shape. “It had all the Ashi elements in it, and for the first time ever, he made one of his bridal couture pieces in a cream white instead of ivory white,” Diipa says, explaining that the cream hue better suited her skin tone. “It just was perfect. It was better anyone could dream in a fairytale. It was literally like a Disney princess.” She wore it with Aquazurra heels, while Oleg wore a Boggi Milano tux. Both wedding day looks were completed by their Taylor & Hart wedding bands.
For the Indian wedding ceremony, both Diipa and Oleg wore Sabyasachi, the same brand chosen by Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas for their recent wedding. “Usually an Indian bride wears red, but I wanted to be a little bit different and wear maroon instead,” Diipa explains. “It was very heavy–the skirt was 20kg (44lbs). But it had gold embroidered in it, with maroon velvet on the skirt so it was really beautiful. I felt like a warrior queen in that outfit. It was really amazing.”
Diipa had already worked with many top beauty brands and stylists in her work as an influencer, so she called on her friends to help with her wedding. MAC artist Nisha Sirpal created her makeup looks, Aveda stylist Aamir Naveed did her hair, Clinique took care of her skin, and Jo Malone scented the venue. “They’re good friends, so it was very organic, but it was the first time [the Estée Lauder group of companies] did such a big multi-brand collaboration on someone’s wedding,” Diipa says. “They flew down, I think it was 800 candles, and the makeup artists and hair artists sent goody bags for all the guests.”
The couple chose not to have bridesmaids and groomsmen in the traditional sense for the European wedding because Oleg has so many close friends. “It would just be 25 [people] standing next to him, and I just don’t have 25 close girlfriends,” Diipa says. Instead, they had their siblings standing by their sides for the ceremony, though Diipa’s bridesmaids were identified by their Amsale bridesmaids gowns.
For the Indian wedding, all the bridesmaids (who wore Mani Jassal) and groomsmen (in Boggi Milano) were given different responsibilities. “During the Indian wedding, my bridesmaids walked me down the aisle and that was really special for them,” Diipa says. “[The groomsmen’s] main task was during the [part where the groom] comes in on a horse, is just to go crazy and dance around him.”
Guests were entertained by local dancers and singers, as well as snake charmers and tarot readers. “Anything to do with that fantasy, Aladdin-ish life,” Diipa says. They kept the food largely traditional Indian too. “Every day had a different cuisine of India. So one day it was from the region where we were having the wedding, one day it was from the region where our family’s from, Punjab, and then one day it was Hyderabadi.” But like many brides, Diipa didn’t have much opportunity to enjoy it. “I wish I got to enjoy it a little bit more, but I was too stressed out,” she admits.
The couple didn’t plan to have a first dance – a compromise because while Diipa’s family loves the drama of an entrance or a moment, Oleg’s family is more restrained in their taste. “For them, everything is ‘make it understated,’” Diipa says. “They actually have this phrase in Dutch, ‘ doe normaal ’, which means be normal; like, can you not be over the top?”
Ultimately, the dance happened anyway. Oleg’s sister is a talented singer, and her gift was a performance for the couple. She instructed them to hold hands and look at each other while she sang, and at some point, they began dancing. “We forgot everyone else was there,” Diipa says. “It was very special.”
As an influencer, photography and video footage of the wedding was very important to Diipa, though she admits she went a little overboard: “There was a point where I felt there were a too many [people], I think there were 10 in total,” she says. “Three were videographers [Muse Motion Films] and one was a live editor so he would be editing every day. There was one photographer [FIH Fotografie] we flew in from the Netherlands; I really liked her vibe, because she’s more of a storyteller, she captures emotions. The other photographer [Zohaib Ali] and his team came from London—his focus was more on the clothes and the décor…and I wanted a bit of both. And then there were two local photographers as well just to capture family and guests.”
Though she had planned to share images and video from her wedding to her social media followers as the wedding was happening, Diipa didn’t account for the hotel’s poor internet. “I decided just to tell my followers, ‘This is not working. I’m just going to enjoy my wedding,’” she says. “I really just enjoyed the moment.”
Once she did start posting a few days later though, her followers went wild. “It went crazy on Instagram,” she says. “I never got so many views and likes on photos. My following increased by 90,000 in a week-and-a-half.”
The response was so significant that Diipa was invited to collaborate with MAC on a collection inspired by her wedding makeup. “It’s the first time an Indian influencer has created her own bridal makeup box,” she says. “It’s really cool, really different.”
The couple concluded their wedding celebrations with a five-day buddymoon. “You’re not going to come all the way to India and just leave after four days. You’re going to want to spend a little more time there and enjoy it,” Diipa said. The group of 24 took over a private island in Goa with their closest friends “We took over these cottages right on the beach. It was amazing.”
She and Oleg plan to have a proper honeymoon this year. “We hope to go to Everest because we love climbing,” she says. “So that’s what we want to do, to try to trek up to Base Camp.”

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Amazing experience

It was an amazing experience of dining for dinner at cafe’O Lait for my wife’s bdy. We chose a wide spread buffet as me and my family is a big fan of Indian cuisine. The food was amazingly fresh and very well cooked and served in a very rightly time along with the mouth watering hot starters. Highest level of professionalism was also shown as I was there with my 13 months old kid who was also served fresh baby food. This review will be incomplete without mentioning the kindness of Mr. Rajesh Nimboria who has guided us well through the property as well as the restaurant. Thank you so much for all the good experience. We will surely come again. Regards, Apoorve Vashistha

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Beautiful scenery over looking a lake Rooms are all around water pool Attractions around and activities in the resort Especially Indian massages Breakfast and dinner buffet with South Indian food and western cuisine

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Youtube daily report Feb 13 2019

Feb 13 2019 We are leaving right Serçe? We are my dear You are not leaving with Serçe princess Mom! Don’t be afraid my love! Don’t be afraid! We can’t let Elif go with you in this situation Serçe! Please don’t put me in a difficult situation! Elif is staying here with us! Don’t do this Mr. Kerem! You can’t separate us! I won’t let this happen! I want to go with Serçe Please don’t separate us! I won’t give her to you Please step aside! I won’t allow you to do so Elif belongs here now Serçe! Being together for sometime is not an alibi to take her away with you It is also a crime… …although she is willing to come You can’t separate us Kerem because… …I was already living with Serçe before I moved here Because she is my mother! Elif dear… You got use to Serçe a lot… …I understand she became like a mother to you I’m aware of that… …but it is not right that you go with her Come on now No Ms. Hümeyra, Elif tells the truth! She is my daughter for real! You can’t take my real daughter away from me! I’m not gonna let it happen! Enough with the drama! Leave the kid alone! No Mr. Kerem No! She is my daughter! I won’t give her to you! Serçe let’s not argue in front of Elif! Can you come outside a bit? Mom don’t go! I’ll just talk to Kerem and come back quickly alright? Listen Serçe… I didn’t call the police today because… …I didn’t want to make my mom sad and… …for the sake of our good old days together but if you continue this mother and daughter game… …I will definitely call the police! I’m done with what you did today and I have no patience Either you leave Elif here… …or you leave accompanied by police Didn’t you hurt us enough for today? Wasn’t it enough for you? Don’t leave me mom! You are here with the people who love you, don’t forget that! Truth will come out sooner of later Don’t go mom please! I promise I will come back and get you I will come back for you at all costs I’ll never leave you here, never! You said we were never going to fall apart again! I’m sorry sweetie, I’m really sorry Why don’t you believe that she is my real mother? Look at me sweetie I’ll come back for you Do you trust me? Do I need a reason to help someone? AVAILABLE NOW For more infomation >> Maestra de cocina convierte tostadas en obras de arte | Al Rojo Vivo | Telemundo – Duration: 0:42.
Jacque Fresco – Oct. 28, 2010 It isn’t that you ain’t living in accordance with nature. Nature is a changing process. So any time you find a formula for working with nature, if it continues to change, your formula has to be updated. So people say to me, “What will people of the future be like?” But what are the conditions of the future? Is it great scarcity? Is it a cooperative society? Will the environment provide? Would we have destroyed the oceans, and the fish, and poisoned the land? All of those things determine what the future could be. Designing for Changing Conditions That’s why is not possible for people to sit down and design the ideal world, cause it keeps changing! and so the values change. Whether is a good person or a bad person, there’s no such thing. There’s behavioral variation depending on what is available. If the proposals are based on changing conditions there are more appropriate than proposals based on a fixed system in the environment. Can we Produce a Stable Society? Unless man learns to control nature and who controls nature, produce abundance of whatever they want it. Then they can design a society that is relatively stable to the conditions that they control. But if you produce a population far in excess of what the Earth can produce, your system won’t work. I hope that using science and technology would make a future where there are less drastic choices and more opportunities for more people, but you have to think ahead to do that. Jacque Fresco – Oct. 28, 2010 “Equilibrium” My name is Lloyd Law, I’m the TPS2 for clear roadway division in the Metro District. My job with the Metro District is to oversee our blending operation in making our salt brine and our liquid anti-icing, de-icing chemicals. Salt brine is a blend of fresh water and sodium chloride, which is rock salt or road salt that is blended to a specific concentration level to depress the freezing point. Everybody is continuing to pursue alternative means other than chlorides for anti-icing and de-icing. There are other possibilities out there and it is being looked into heavily on the reduction of chlorides. To make salt brine or a blend of salt brine and an alternative chemical, rock salt or road salt is placed in the tub. Fresh water is run through rack salt until it reaches a certain salinity. When it hits a certain salinity, it is then sent to a storage tank or is blended with alternative chemicals and the variation on the blends can vary widely upon what a district chooses to use. We are located in the tank room or the storage room or the blending system. Each tank has a purpose. One tank is a tank that we can auto blend into. The other tank here, we can store whatever we’re blending or just salt brine in. The other two tanks we have additives in that we will blend into these two tanks. We can use these combination of tanks at any point in time to store any chemical that we see fit. This is the control panel for the machine. The different brine makers, brine generators, blending systems will vary, district by district and size by size. This machine here, we will program a batch. We will tell it how many gallons we want to make. Where we want it to be stored and what we want in there for a blend or an additive. In this particular case we are making a 500 gallon batch of brine and we are going to add 30 percent of our additive. Then the process is we will hit start. The machine will start up. It will circulate the water through the tub. When it opens up, it will send it to the tank. Every truck in MnDOT does have a brine tank on it, tanks capable of applying it to the salt in the truck or to the roadway or both. MnDOT uses salt brine in two ways or a blend two ways. It is used to pre-treat roadways that are prone to frost. It is also used to pre-treat the roadway in anticipation of an event. Before we would get a snow event, we would pre-treat certain parts of the roadway to It will prevent the bond from snow or compaction from forming on the roadway. prevent bonding. It will prevent the bond of snow or compaction from forming on the roadway. That way we can mechanically remove it easier because it is not bonded to the roadway. If we do have bonding or compaction, the liquids will be applied with the salt at the same time or sprayed to aid in the lifting or the breaking up of the compaction, again so we can mechanically remove it. For more infomation >> The Mystery Hour with Jeff Houghton – 2/13/19 – Duration: 5:43.
Royal REVEAL: What William and Harry would do if ANYTHING happened to Kate or Meghan – Today News U – Duration: 3:22. Royal Commentator Robert Jobson was discussing George Clooney’s controversial comparison to Meghan Markle’s and Princess Diana’s treatment by the media before revealing that both William and Harry would authorise Kensington Palace to issue a statement against newspapers if they felt negative media coverage was becoming a problem Mr Jobson outlined that although the Royal Family has taken legal action against the media before because of their coverage, they have not yet done so for the Duchess of Sussex as the stories surrounding her and the Royal Family are “quite positive” Royal RIFT: How Prince Harry ‘feared LOSING Prince William’ Before they were royal: Meghan Markle vs Princess Charlene of Monaco During a Sky News interview, he said “I’m sure if William and Harry felt there was a serious problem with any of their wives or their children as has happened in the past, they would authorise Kensington Palace to make a statement on that “They have taken legal action in the past. “But they are not doing that in this case “This is some guy who happens to be famous, who happened to be at the wedding who has blurted out to a magazine, probably to promote his latest film ” Mr Clooney’s expressed his concerns about his friend Meghan, when he said: “They’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified “She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant and she is being pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was, and it’s history repeating itself “And we’ve seen how that ends” Earlier in the interview, Mr Jobson commented on the actor’s intervention and said: “I think George Clooney hasn’t got a clue what he is talking about, to be honest “I don’t know what has provoked this, to compare what about to Diana to what is happening to the Duchess of Sussex is in my view quite distasteful “There is no doubt Diana was pursued by the foreign paparazzi, they were involved in some way with her death, that came out in the inquest “The Duchess of Sussex has had nothing but really quite positive publicity from the media over here “She is certainly not being chased by anybody.” Princess Diana was famously harassed by the press and paparazzi, who were following the royal prior to the car crash which killed her in 1997 George Clooney is considered a close friend of Meghan and Harry and attended their wedding last year, among a collection of other famous faces For more infomation >> Baldwinova manželka chce další dceru. Budu to pořád zkoušet, říká – Duration: 2:35.
I was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a 17-year-old mother who was only 17 at the time and still in high school. My mother and father married, but their marriage did not last and at the age of four, I moved to Houston, Texas where my mother remarried and I was given my stepfather’s surname. In just a short period of time, my life and identity had taken a whole new direction, and we moved again to Miami, Florida hoping for better opportunities and an easier life. I wasn’t always the richest person in modern history. I gave up parts of my youth in high school, working at McDonald’s as a line cook, in order to make extra money. I never let it get the better of me, because I always knew I wanted to do more with my life. I tried hard in school, even enrolling into extra courses in the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida. Working part-time and using what little time available to study, I graduated valedictorian of my high school. In my speech, I stated my vision in wanting to preserve Earth from overuse through resource depletion. At 18 years old when the internet wasn’t even released yet, people thought it was nothing more than just a young teen’s dream. At first, I didn’t know what major to choose in college, but then I remembered building an alarm system when I was younger to catch my siblings when they tried to sneak into my room. So, I attended and graduated from Princeton University with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, and began working for a number of companies, from a financial telecommunications start-up to banking where I gained valuable knowledge about the inner workings of Wall Street. I was making more money than I ever had in my entire life. Growing up poor, I’ve always had very little, but money to me was only a tool and never the end goal. I wanted to create something that had never been done before, something that was mine. By 1994 and at the age of 30, I was the senior vice-president for one of the world’s largest investment management firms, but I still wasn’t happy. This was the fork in the road for me, and I knew I had to decide if I wanted to continue this path, or take a huge risk and follow my dreams of creating something more. After writing a business plan, I quit my job and began searching for investors for my company. I warned them that there was a 70% chance that my new business could fail, because the idea of blending the internet and commerce had never been done before. They were just as ambitious as I was, and on July 5, 1994, I launched my business from my garage. At first, we only sold books, but I knew from the very beginning we wanted to sell everything people wanted. It was always clear to me that the internet was going to revolutionize the way people lived, and physical bookstores seemed like one of the more obvious things that would change. It didn’t take long until people began ordering all types of books from our website, and we eventually began selling music and videos. To bring back a little nostalgia from my childhood, I installed a bell to notify everyone when we got an order. But, after a few weeks, we had to turn it off, because we received too many and the bell became annoying. Just as we began selling things beyond books, in 2000 the company hit rock bottom. A combination of fierce competition and the dot com bubble burst lead us to near bankruptcy. Online start-ups and companies were disappearing and closing all around us with many, including myself, unsure if we would make it. Through luck, we had borrowed and raised nearly 2 billion dollars from a number of banks and investors weeks before the burst and we were able to ride out the turmoil. During this time, we followed our main three principles: 1, The customer is first 2, Stay innovative and remain inventive and 3, Be patient. To us, inventive meant more than just e-commerce. It meant admitting that we weren’t perfect and that we would solve our mistakes. What began as a humble online bookstore, turned into an online e-commerce store, where anyone can find anything from A to Z as the logo shows. It wasn’t always called Amazon, though. At first, I wanted to name it “Cadabra” or “Relentless”, but was talked out of both. I finally chose Amazon after the largest river in the world by volume. But, I wanted to do more than e-commerce, so I quietly founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight startup company in 2000. By 2015, we had our first test flight into outer space, and plan on having our first commercial flights into space by 2019. I want to live in a world where everyone can travel through the Universe, just as they can now travel by airplane around the globe. They may seem out of reach, but not so long ago, your only option to purchase a book was to walk into a store. Of all the goals I had in mind, becoming the first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index was never one of them. The aim was always to produce services that could make life easier and better for others, a task that was not always easy for me. We revolutionized the way people purchased their goods and services, making it so that they don’t even have to step out their front door to get the things they want. My success was to work diligently towards my own personal goals. The thing with ambition is that it can never be fully quenched, and once one goal is reached, others have to follow. I like to believe that pride and joy can be taken from your accomplishments, but you can’t rest on your laurels for too long afterward or life will become stagnant. You have to strive for more goals and more achievements. This might seem tiring, but when you have a passion for life and a desire to create things that are beneficial for the world, the passion will give you the energy you need. The hard work will become enjoyable, and it will also give you a sense of purpose. It won’t always be a smooth road, and sometimes people won’t always agree with the approaches that you take or the things that you do, but I’ve always believed that in order to do new and interesting things, you have to have thick skin and an ability to tolerate critics. You should always take on board what other people have to say, but if you can’t see their logic, you need to have the resolve to stick to your guns. My name is Jeff Bezos and I am the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com. guys hey it’s Adrienne Finch welcome back to my channel and welcome to this week’s episode of tech tip day if you are an Amazon user a frequent Amazon user and if you have an Amazon Prime membership or even if you don’t maybe this will convince you to get one these are 11 Amazon hacks benefits to your Prime membership you had no idea that you had number one is that with any Prime membership you can now get free alcohol delivery in two hours if you’re 21 don’t even try if you’re not so yes you heard me right not only just alcohol but a lot of other household items and groceries I have no idea that there was a prime now free thing cuz I thought it was just prime pantry which cost I think an extra $4.99 a month and you get like grocery delivery which is also cool but you pay a delivery fee of like $7.99 each time but no there’s prime now which is free to our delivery I had no clue but here’s the catch unfortunately prime now is only in select cities so as you can see here is the list of cities you can check these by going right to the site or looking right here so yes this is in my city I’m excited to try if it’s not in your city don’t fear even though it is an extra $4.99 a month to add prime pantry the delivery fee is one flat fee for $7.99 no matter how many groceries you get how heavy the bags are how full the bags are so at least that is a perk with having brand pantry you also get free delivery on orders over $40 so the good news is if you’re shopping for groceries you’re probably paying more than $40 so you would get free shipping if you don’t want to shell out the extra cash but you don’t have prime now in your city you can also go save in Whole Foods in store by using the app I believe just the Amazon half or the Amazon Prime app I don’t know I should know that emphasis being Prime now free to our delivery had no idea next is a little hack to get you some extra money on Amazon earn you some cash back when you’re purchasing things if you choose the no rush shipping option at checkout which you often find and you’re like no why would I do that if they’re both free I’d rather have it quicker well the little catch is that if you choose no rush shipping you actually get an Amazon credit so you get money back to your calf through the form of either an instant discount or they credit your account so it shows up after you place the order maybe that’s a little bit of incentive you choose no rush shipping if you don’t need something very quickly another little secret hidden gem on Amazon is Amazon’s music some of you might know that this exists but what I don’t think I realize is that you get so many free songs so you can just stream from Amazon Prime no ads you can skip as many times as you want so basically for something that you typically would pay like $9.99 or more for IE Spotify or Apple music you can get it bundled right into your Hamazon primes a que you do have it bundled into your Amazon Prime if you’re already a member I do pay for Amazon Prime but I also pay for Spotify I do love Spotify but I’m definitely gonna check out Amazon music cuz I did not realize that it was completely free and just added to your Prime membership these are the things that I feel like they need to tell you I feel like there are so many more benefits to prime than we even know that’s why I’m making this video next on a similar note to that if you’re paying for extra storage on Google Drive or iCloud or any other photo storage app stop doing that because with your Amazon Prime membership you actually have free unlimited photo storage this is blowing my mind because I have over 20,000 photos on my phone so now I pay $9.99 a month for my iCloud storage just so I have a terabyte of storage for my phone my computer all of that I don’t need to be paying an extra $10 a month just for storage if I could just be using that Prime membership and uploading all my photos and videos there so I’m definitely gonna need to Marie Kondo that part of my life as in the photo part which I’m actually gonna be posting a video next week on the decluttering of my camera roll so look out for that but yes the photo storage you can have access on any device so computer phone anything next is just a little tip for you there is a Chrome extension called wiki bye and when you add it to Chrome it’ll show you if you are getting the best deal when you’re shopping for something on Amazon so it’ll show you if any other retailers have better deals than Amazon and it’ll allow you to see a side-by-side comparison of prices right from the screen I feel like Amazon typically has the lowest prices but there definitely are times when something seems like it’s a little bit more expensive than it should be especially because Amazon does carry a lot of brand-name items now so you don’t really know if you’re actually getting a discount but this way with this extension you can actually see yes I am getting a discount or and it’s probably more worth it to just go into the store even though that’s probably never the case because Amazon delivery is just so nice and cool okay if you are a student then this one is for you you probably already knew this but every student with a dot edu email address gets six months of Amazon Prime for free and then after the six months if you decide to continue in your membership you get 50% off the membership price and you can cancel at any time so that’s a pretty sweet deal kind of makes me wish I was still a student but it’s okay next on the same note as Prime music and crime photo storage did you know that prime reading was a thing well I did not know that but on a similar note to prime music you can actually access several several best-selling publications for absolutely free on line and the best part about it is you don’t need a Kindle to read these publications so things that you might pay for magazine subscriptions newspaper subscriptions hardcover books an audible membership which is funny because that is through Amazon and you can actually listen to audible channels for free with Prime but just not the actual audiobooks but I had no idea there’s an entire library that you can just read online for absolutely free why don’t they tell us these things this video is just like making me frustrated cuz I don’t realize how many perks I get for paying what I pay every month the next little tip is to utilize your Amazon wishlist the reason why I think you should utilize this is because Amazon definitely wants you to purchase the things on the list meaning they will alert you when things go on sale from that list or if there are any promotions going on to try to entice you to buy it so that’s actually good news for us because if there’s something you really want but you want to wait and see if there’s a price drop just add it to your wish list and then you notified when the price drops the next tip is for if you want to reap the benefits of an Amazon Prime card but you don’t want to actually get the card well if you reload an Amazon gift card online you actually get two percent cashback for doing so so let’s say you’re gonna spend a hundred dollars on the Amazon anyway if you just load an Amazon card online and then use that you get two percent cashback so that’s actually kind of worth it if you use Amazon a lot and it’s a very easy process you’ve literally just digitally input your payment method the same way you would normally but for an amazon gift card and then you use that and last but not least is that Amazon Prime allows you to donate to charity without even thinking about it so if you want to donate to charity purchasing something that you would already be purchasing anyway next time you’re going to your amazon homepage go to smile Emmas on dog instead and shop from there there are nearly a million Charities on there to choose from and 0.5% of that sale of that purchase will go towards that charity so without you even paying any extra money you are automatically donating to charity so I just think that’s really cool for something you’re gonna purchase anyway may as well add a little good cause to it so those are my Amazon tips tricks hacks things you didn’t know benefits you didn’t know for tech tip Tuesday this week sorry that these haven’t been that consistent I sometimes don’t have a tip and I don’t want to force it okay you guys are probably like you don’t stick with anything ever you’re right but it’s all for a reason I swear so thanks for watching subscribe if you haven’t already give it a thumbs up if you want to see more videos like this and I’ll see you my next video hey love you so so so much happy Amazon shopping I’ll leave some links down below it as it lays, right? Don’t go trying to trade. Trump will give it to you, right? He’ll do something really stupid and drive the market off to some point. Like on December 3, he went to have dinner with Xi, right? Wrong guy– Abe. The two guys he sets us up with, right? He had dinner with Xi, and I’m like, Jesus Christ, he comes out and says he had a wonderful dinner. I bet Xi doesn’t think it was that wonderful dinner. I’ll bet Xi thinks it was a shit dinner, right? And so what happens? We’re at the right cyclical point, I said, sell it, right? Sell everything you can get your hands on. And we did. And there it is– a nice little peak like that. I don’t need to worry about the fact that in August, it did nothing. Although my clients, they were sitting there like– You’ve got to say, the market isn’t giving you what you want. I mean, because the Fed is sort of in control. I mean, no drama Obama screwed up the market bad. There was nothing you could do because everybody was in agreement. You know, if anything happened, it was different. It was get Draghi on the phone, call Merkel, right? And smooth it all out. (Music) Each and every one of us, make a difference. It’s what we do. It’s what we think. It’s what we feel and how we cooperate. Not just with one another but also with the people on the street which are… our customers…our bread and butter. We are giving service. But we’re also giving a lot more. And we get a lot more. I met my wife on the bus. We’ve been married, uh, twenty three years. Treat others as you wish to be treated. And after a while, you’re just rollin’ around up and down the street, with your friends. Instrumental 2019 Available on www.djpain1beats.com ✅ Kaspar Capparoni piange all’Isola 2019 per i figli, poi si arrabbia: “Mi ha ferito” – Duration: 2:45. Diretta Isola dei Famosi, la sorpresa dei figli di Kaspar Capparoni Kaspar Capparoni non è riuscito a trattenere le lacrime all’Isola dei Famosi 2019 I suoi figli (quelli avuti dal suo secondo matrimonio) hanno realizzato un video-messaggio per lui attraverso il quale hanno cercato di rincuorarlo, visto che, nell’ultimo periodo, ha avuto dei momenti di sconforto Ecco cosa gli hanno detto: “Tu sai cosa significa la lontananza di un padre. Mettici la stessa grinta di quando balli con me!” Il più piccolino gli ha fatto delle richieste particolari: “Mi porti a giocare a golf e poi giochiamo coi cuscini” Delle parole che hanno sciolto il cuore di Capparoni. Le tenere parole di Capparoni all’Isola 2019 L’attore ha cercato di controllare le emozioni, senza riuscirci però: “Grazie, Alessia Ne ho quattro di ragazzi stupendi. Lui è più bravo di me a cantare, ballare e recitare Io alla sua età non facevo quelle cose. Il piccolo gioca a golf. Domani è il 14 febbraio, la Festa degli innamorati e faccio gli auguri a mia sorella Cristina dal profondo del cuore Compie 50 anni”. I figli di Kaspar Capparoni (Alessandro e Daniel) hanno salutato il papà… ma lo riabbracceranno molto presto perché è stato eliminato – a sorpresa? – in quest’ultima puntata dell’Isola 2019 Isola dei Famosi 2019, Kaspar Capparoni eliminato (ma prima si arrabbia!) Durante la diretta, Kaspar si è anche arrabbiato per la storia del riso: “Prima di vedere il filmato, ero molto amareggiato per quello che è successo Lo dico per il mio modo di concepire la vita. Non ho mai avuto regali e quindi quello che è accaduto in questi giorni non fa parte del mio modo di vedere la vita Mi ha ferito molto”. Una delle discussioni – quella inerente al riso – che si protrarrà per tutto il corso della serata… in attesa di argomenti più interessanti! Woman who went on a ten-day pick-pocketing spree is jailed for almost three years – Duration: 9:58. ARomanian migrant who embarked on a ten-day pick-pocketing campaign in Britain after she quit her job because it was ‘too hard’ was behind bars today Maria Spirache, 20, and an accomplice posed as charity workers and used a clipboard as cover to distract victims – many of whom were elderly and were withdrawing money from cashpoints In January last year, the pair stole cash, jewellery and other valuables by falsely claiming to be fundraising for a children’s charity One disabled man lost £220 in a shopping mall as he was unfolding his walking stick whilst other victims lost their mobile phones when Spirache ambushed them as they sat at tables outside coffee shops in the bustling Market Street area of Manchester One 88-year old woman was waiting for her husband inside a busy Santander bank when Spirache brazenly tried to remove a watch from her wrist And a dementia sufferer out with his carer lost £200 when they were distracted by Spirache as they were at cashpoint One international college student about to deposit £8,600 in bags of cash at an HSBC so he could pay for his accommodation and tuition fees, lost £2,000 whilst he was asked by Spirache to sign a bogus fund raising form In a statement the disabled man whose pocket was picked by Spirache as he was trying to donate a one pound coin said: ‘I am very upset and angry at what she did, and I feel like I have been conned out of my pride ‘I spend a lot of time helping others to keep them safe and I feel like I’ve become a victim myself, which hurts ‘ The Chinese student, who attends Manchester University, said: ‘I work hard to hold down two jobs to help me fund my studies and this money was all I had to assist with my accommodation ‘It took me months to collect the money and I had to work long hours for it.It was going to help cover my living expenses and this theft has made me angry and foolish Tuition fees for international students are expensive and I had to work hard to get the money ‘ Spirache moved to Oldham and said she had a job in the UK but resigned and turned to thieving to get money for her nephew who still lives in Romania At Manchester Crown Court, she showed no emotion as she was locked up for 32 months for ten offences of theft, two of attempted theft and attempted shoplifting Police are hunting her female cousin who helped with the thefts.Sentencing Judge Hilary Manley told Spirache: ‘These were planned, organised and despicable offences ‘Together the two of you preyed on members of the public who were simply enjoying a meal or cup of coffee or otherwise going about their daily business ‘You used planned and practised distraction techniques in cafes, food wellness stores, supermarkets and cash points over a period of 10 days last year ‘ The judge said Spirache and her cousin were guilty of ‘cynical’ offences which ‘showed no regards for the feelings of others’ She continued: ‘You systematically went from victim to victim to harness as much cash or goods for cash as possible ‘It’s not even as though you are desperate for drugs and are committing these offences for your next hit ‘This was professional thieving where you were preying, in some cases, on the most vulnerable of others, relying on someone being distracted enough for them to not notice what was going on ‘ The court heard Spirache was caught following a police operation which began following a spate of pickpocketing thefts across the city centre Prosecutor Simone Flynn said victims were targeted at cafe tables when Spirache and her cousin Elizabetta Stan would place A4 size clipboards in front of them whilst they stole their phones The disabled victim who usually requires a mobility scooter was in Aldi in the Arndale centre when he was approached by Spirache holding a clipboard as he was unfolding his walking stick Miss Flynn added: ‘She kissed his hand and she told him she was collecting for charity He got out a pound coin from his pocket.He then signed the document and was told he was assisting in relation to charity ‘When he looked back into his wallet he realised he had been distracted and £220 was taken from him ‘ The court heard the 88 year old woman was sitting on a chair whilst her elderly husband was at the counter of their bank when the pickpockets sat down beside her Miss Flynn said: ‘They began to talk close to her face whilst holding her wrist and removing her glove She then realised they had begun to remove her watch as they had unclasped the strap and pulled it down to her knuckles ‘She managed to push them away and they both fled.’One man in his mid-70s was a Barclays Bank ATM withdrawing money when Spirache pushed a document between him and the keypad whilst stealing £200 One 60-year old man suffering from dementia was targeted as he withdrew £300 from a Lloyds ATM Miss Flynn said: ‘He suffers with severe health issues including dementia and he went to exit with his wallet in his hand when he was approached by the two women ‘He was shown some paperwork and asked to donate money to a children’s charity.He initially donated £10 but when he was distracted they removed a further £200 from his wallet ‘ Spirache was arrested whilst trying to steal children’s clothing from a Boots store Her lawyer Rachel Faux said: ‘The sequence of events happened over a ten day period She was in company with her cousin but it was the cousin who took the leading role ‘She is of a very young age and she is very upset by the circumstances she finds herself in ‘She is truly sorry for what she has done, and this is genuine.This was born out of immaturity and naivety For more infomation >> UI Student Chef Indian Cuisine – Duration: 4:39.
Tim Tebow Reveals His Must-Have For His Wedding To Demi-Leigh Nel Peters: ‘It’s Her Dream’ – Breakin – Duration: 3:14. Tim Tebow & Demi-Leigh Nel Peters’ wedding is set to be a dream, for more reasons than one! The athlete EXCLUSIVELY told HL why the day will be so special for them both Somehow, between promoting his forthcoming film, Run The Race, and maintaining his stance as a baseball all-star for the New York Mets organization, Tim Tebow, 31, still has time to plan a wedding The newly engaged athlete EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife all about his big wedding plans with Demi-Leigh Nel Peters, 23, during a press junket in LA When asked about his “must-have” for the big day, the star revealed that he’s letting Demi-Leigh take the reigns! “Whatever it is she wants! It’s her dream So whatever she wants, it’s good enough for me,” he said. “I’ll help in any way I can, but that day will be about her because that will make me get the most joy,” he added How sweet! Tim also revealed the part of marriage he’s most looking forward too, and his answer is completely heart-melting “Just spending life with someone that you love and care for so much,” he said, when asked But – that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few challenges for the two lovebirds. The baseball player turned producer admitted that they both have schedules that are jam-packed, and have yet to designate a home base “She’s from South Africa but based in New York and I’m based in Florida. She had 20 International trips last year and I had a bunch too We’re kind of all over the place,” he told HL. The gorgeous couple announced their engagement on Jan 9, and Demi-Leigh’s massive rock is so stunning! We got EXCLUSIVE deets on the sparkler – and apparently, it could’ve cost upwards of $600,000! “[Demi-Leigh’s] engagement ring is a classic ideal-cut 7 25-carat round diamond that is set in a elegant platinum solitaire setting to maximize the brilliance and sparkle of this exceptional gem,” Ritani Vice President Josh Marion told HollywoodLife “The diamond has both a very high color and clarity rating, which makes this stone quite rare, and coupled with the size, it would be in the top 0 01% of all diamonds that can be found on the market today. To protect a rare investment of this size I would insure this diamond for at least $600,000 to $700,000 ” Yep – you read that right! Meanwhile, it’s just a matter of weeks before Tim’s new flick arrives! Run The Race premieres on Feb 22, and it set to be one emotional roller coaster. The film follows the story of two desperate brothers ready to sacrifice today for a better tomorrow, according to the film’s site #EwangeliarzOP || 14 lutego 2019 || Łk 10, 1-9 – Duration: 1:35. [Music] I remember how scared I got when arriving to Jarocin for the first time.Then there was a festival of rock and punk music. When I saw punks on the streets, I was afraid to approach them. I was afraid they would react aggressively. Well, it turned out to be fears in my head only, and the meetings were just great. Really, the white habit opened up those people who turned out to be very hungry for the Gospel, hungry for meeting God. When we read the Gospel today, there’s a great power given to the apostles by Jesus who says,’ Go, I send you out ahead of me. Overcome your fears, overcome all scruples, as the work I pass you, is a great and amazing work. You should go to people who, on the one hand, are hungry for the Gospel, but, on the other hand, they can behave aggressively. These fears aren’t idle. But you don’t go in your own name. I send you with love to bring everything best in the world to those hungry and thirsty.’ – Did you know your EBT card could do this? Hi, I’m Nicole from LowIncomeRelief.com where we help millions of Americans save money and get free stuff. There are literally hundreds of organizations around the country that are offering freebies and discounts to households with EBT, why? Because EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer. It’s the same card that you get food stamps or cash benefits on if you’re low income. It’s a lot easier for these organizations to ask for that card instead of asking for tax returns, pay stubs, or other information that they may need to see that you actually meet those low-income guidelines. If you have an EBT card they assume that you qualify and that’s how you get the deal. We have a master list of all these discounts and freebies at LowIncomeRelief.com/EBT. Before we get started I want to assure you that this is completely true and completely legal. You’re not using your food stamps funds or your cash funds to do these things. You’re just showing your card to get that discount. It’s not breaking any rules, it’s completely legit and completely legal and it’s awesome. This is my favorite information that we found at Low Income Relief and it happened completely by accident. In the spring of 2016 I went with my family to the Tacoma History Museum in Tacoma, Washington. It’s a great place, lots of fun. We were actually there because of an assignment we were doing for a school report and when we got there on the Admissions Desk there was a sign that said if you had an EBT card you could bring your entire family into the museum for just $2. Now we’d paid $50 in admission for our family and so that’s an amazing savings for families that actually have EBT cards and I was so excited to share that information with my friends. So I went home and I wrote up a post on LowIncomeRelief.com which by then was a little tiny site that nobody knew about and while I was writing it up I did some searches. I found a handful of other museums in the Tacoma/Seattle area that were offering similar deals and I published it and it sat on the website for about a year before somebody picked it up and it kinda went viral, took off, got lots of attention and I started getting requests to research other states. What I found astonished me because we found dozens of museums around the country that were offering these free admission deals and discounted admission deals for people with EBT cards. This is a tremendous opportunity for low-income families and I was so excited to be able to report on it and now honestly I spend most of my time researching this particular information because new programs are being added all the time. Our list has more than 450 museums, zoos, science centers, planetariums, ballets, symphonies, and other venues that are inviting low-income families to come and enjoy what they offer for a price they can actually afford and I think it’s absolutely magnificent. Of course, I’m not the only one who loves this information. I don’t even get to take advantage of it because we don’t have food stamps anymore. We haven’t had an EBT card in years. So I love the feedback that I get from my readers and my viewers who have taken this information and gone on amazing adventures with their family that they never thought would be possible. I get some of the coolest comments on these posts and I’d like to share some of them with you today so you can see what other people have been able to do with this program. Diana M from Colorado wrote, “Low Income Relief has allowed me to take my family “to the Nature and Science Museum in Denver, Colorado “for a dollar each ticket. “This is my daughter’s favorite place to spend the day. “We have also gone to the Denver Zoo as well.” Rhiannon B from Ohio wrote, “I was able to take my four children “to the Akron Children’s Museum “for a day filled with fun and learning for only $10. “$10 for a family of five to do something fun all day. “I couldn’t believe it. “I’m also getting ready to take them to the Akron Zoo, “another cheap fun family day, “because you all gave me the info. “Thank you so very much.” Tricia from Arizona wrote, “Our zoo is very expensive per person “so when we found the Low Income Relief website “we were thrilled to see the ticket price of $3. “Now we can enjoy the birds and animals “and get our exercise in a fun family way.” As you can see, we’ve helped countless families across America have a great time together at a great price. I’d like to talk to you about my five favorite deals that are available in cities across America. It’s really hard to get into the local information and list all the zoos and museums in a video like this because you guys are located everywhere. That’s why our nationwide list at LowIncomeRelief.com/EBT is organized by state so that you can quickly find what’s relevant to you without having to weed through everything else. So the first deal I’d like to talk to you about today is Amazon. I love Amazon Prime. It’s a fantastic service not only for the free shipping and the great deals you can buy on the website but also for the streaming service. You can stream thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, all sorts of things from the Amazon Prime service, it’s fantastic. Our family has used Amazon Prime for years in lieu of cable. We cut the cable, it saved us a ton of money, and it’s worked out pretty well ’cause Amazon’s got a pretty good selection. Now, if you have an EBT card or a Medicaid Approval Letter you can submit that to Amazon and you’ll pay just $5.99 for your Amazon Prime subscription. It’s an unbeatable price for an unbeatable product. I absolutely love it. There’s an affiliate link in the comments that’ll take you right to that page where you can submit that information and get your savings. Bike share programs. Transportation is a major problem for low-income families. I hear from people all the time who are unable to get from point A to point B because they don’t have a working car, they don’t have money for the bus, they just don’t have what they need to get access to that transportation. I love that so many bike share companies, including Lime, have jumped on board in offering access programs for low-income customers. If you have an EBT card you can qualify for Lime Access and this program gives you a shocking 95% discount on all Lime pedal bikes, not the powered scooters but the pedal bikes. You’ll still get half off the powered scooters but that’s different. But that’s still an amazing discount. You are paying 5% of the normal price if you’re a low-income customer. Fortunately, Lime isn’t the only one offering this service. Jump Bikes, Divy, Hubway, Capital Bikeshare, and other bike share programs also offer low income discounts. Cell phones. By now most people have heard about free government cell phones. They’re commonly called Obama Phones. These programs offer a free cell phone and free monthly plan, sometimes including data, for customers who qualify for EBT and other welfare programs. These phones are critically important because as most people know you can’t get a job, obtain stable housing, go back to school, do some of these critical activities to improve your life if you don’t have a reliable phone service. And when you’re low income it can be very difficult to keep up on those hefty phone payments. It’s not uncommon for Americans to pay 50 to $100 a month or more for their internet service. Internet is essential to our daily lives at this point but it’s also very expensive. Fortunately, for low-income customers who qualify for food stamps and other programs we’ve found a list of about a dozen providers who offer internet service for $20 a month or less. Marci from California wrote, “Low Income Relief has helped me with my internet. “I was paying over $120 a month for service “and now just the internet by itself “is $10 a month from AT&T.” We have found discounted internet programs from Comcast, Frontier, AT&T, loads of different providers around the country. Each one sets their own requirements and it’s not an automatic win just because you have EBT unfortunately. Although, if you do have EBT you at least meet the income portion of the requirements. There may be other requirements that are attached. You’ll have to check each individual provider for details but we have all that information on our website at LowIncomeRelief.com/internet. This is by far my favorite thing that we’ve uncovered. There are hundreds of museums, zoos, aquariums, science centers, planetariums, concerts, and other venues that are opening their doors to low-income guests at a great price. For example, a family in Washington State can get discounts at the Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Children’s Theater, and Woodland Park Zoo. They can also get free admission to MoPOP, formerly known as the EMP which is an amazing place in Seattle center. They can also get a $19 per year admission to Pacific Science Center, which is one of my favorite places on the planet. It’s amazing and $19 is less than the price of one adult admission. And this pass will cover not only two adults but also up to six children. It’s an amazing pass, it’s absolutely incredible. It’s full, unlimited admission for a year. It includes documentary passes, it includes guest passes, it’s an unbelievable value and one of my very, very favorites that we’ve found, probably because it’s so local to me. (giggles) And also there are five more museums in Tacoma and seven more museums throughout Washington State that are also participating in this program and that’s only what we know of as of February 2019. Like I said, we are constantly adding new resources to this list. I’m sure that list will be much longer in the near future. It’s absolutely amazing. And that’s just what’s available in my state of Washington. There are some states that have a hundred or more venues that are offering these discounts. There are some really incredible lists there and that’s why unfortunately I can’t go over all of it for you in a YouTube video because there is just so much information. So I really encourage you to check out our website LowIncomeRelief.com/EBT, select your state from the list, and you’ll see everything we’ve found in your area. Be sure to bookmark it and come back ’cause like I said we update it constantly and there’s always gonna be something new there. Alright guys, that’s all I have for you in this video. I hope you enjoyed it. Please subscribe to our channel for more updates, visit our website at LowIncomeRelief.com/EBT to see what’s available in your area. I just wanna give a quick thank you to all of you who have watched our videos and subscribed to our channel. We’re over a thousand subscribers now. It’s really exciting. that we’ve been able to reach so many more people here on YouTube and help you out. It’s our honor and our privilege to serve you every day and we wish you the best of luck. Have an awesome day. This world, whose skin is burned, is immortal because of you. You carry the sky to the heart You carry the sky; Woman with back callus, the universe is narrow to you! You’re the one who gave the name of to love The narrow rivers are also deserted and cold, in the corner of the city! You come and hug women and look at it; Take a look into your eyes, you’re the mirror of my heart! mirror of my heart! If I wrap your hair in to my heart a little, it’s gonna be the crown! I am falling from the sky as rain drops; I am falling drop by drop With loads of trouble in my hands, A quote from a book for self, Like a torn page. You come and hug women and whisper Right in the middle of the love, you’re the reason of this love. you’re the reason A blood that exists in to this body, A little bit of you, a little bit of me, a flower in the nature, It grows green, grows without yellowing, The day before the dark, before the darkness begins, We have the meaning of all the written things, We wrapped it as a poem, The place you belong to, the endless streets, I’m around the corner, by the sidewalks, Stay where you are, don’t fall, get up, You’ve been like my whole childhood, You’ve been a child running for happiness, The place happiness belong is you! This loneliness won’t repeat, The place happiness belong is you, you and me! The place happiness belong is you, you and me! For more infomation >> Bally ft. Tony Kakkar WAADA ft. Nia Sharma Bally Cover – Duration: 4:26.

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Sponsored It has always been on my bucket list to travel to India. I’ve mentioned in previous travel posts how I love to look at the architecture of different countries and discover their history; finding out about the culture too. The main reason for visiting though, is to try authentic Indian food, right in the place where it originated from. Indian cuisine is one of my favourites and we eat an Indian dish at least once a week. Top foods to try in India Spices Image Right at the top of my Indian food adventure would be to visit a traditional Indian spice market; my spice cupboard is packed full and I love the smells when I’m cooking it. So to be right in the throes and use my senses on all of the wonderful colours and scents, would be heavenly. Johari Bazaar is one of the top traditional markets in India, so I would begin my travel plans by searching for hotels in Jaipur . Gajak Gajak is one of the localspeciality foods of Jaipur. Not forgetting the sweet foods of India, gajak is made of sesame seeds (’til’) or peanuts. The sesame seeds (or peanuts) are cooked in a sugar syrup and set in thin layers. I could maybe even bring some back home with me as they keep for months! Street food Image A visit to India wouldn’t be complete without sampling some street food. The smaller dishes that you can eat with your hands – it’s all about getting messy with this one! Samosas would be right near the top of my list. Crispy pastry wrapped around heavily spiced potatoes, onions, peas, maybe some meat. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Other street food I’d love to try include roti and onion bhaji, served with a spicy sauce for dipping. Curry Image A visit to India wouldn’t be complete without a bit of curry tasting, would it? One of my favourite local Indian restaurants cooks a seriously tasty achari which is right up there as being one of my favourites. The sweet and spicy is a great flavour combination, and so I’d love to try it in authentic India. A paneer based curry would be on my list too! It wouldn’t be complete without the side dishes such as naan and chutneys. Of course, all of this will remain purely on my bucket list for a good few years, so for now, I’ll have to stick with my slow cooker chicken curry . Related

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Learn the art of Pan Asian cuisine at Mizu – Lake District Hotels Blog

By Sarah-Jayne on February 14th, 2019 in Events , Food and Drink , Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa Learn the art of Pan Asian cuisine at Mizu
Learn more about Pan Asian cuisine, it’s growing popularity and how to master the art of preparing it yourself with the help of our skilled Mizu chefs.
Asian food has long been a staple of the UK diet for years, with Chinese and Indian takeaway remaining a firm favourite. In the last few years, it seems that changing tastes have also lead to a boost in popularity for Pan Asian cuisine. Pan Asian food incorporates an eclectic range of flavours from across the continent, taking inspiration from countries like Japan, Thailand, Korea and Malaysia. While iconic dishes like sushi continue to remain popular, new favourites include Katsu curry, fragrant Thai curries and more! Why is Pan Asian cuisine so popular?
With an increasing number of people choosing to travel to different parts of Asia on holiday, the rise in popularity of Pan Asian cooking may show a demand for these dishes when travellers return. The trend is also reflected in the growing popularity of Pan Asian restaurants across the country. Mizu is now a part of that trend, providing something completely unique to the Lake District for both visitors and locals! A menu brimming with delicious tastes of Asia..
At Mizu you can expect sensational sushi and sashimi, crisp tempura, fragrant curries and delicately spiced bowls of ramen, as well as tender meat, chicken and fish dishes from the grill, Mizu-style. If you’re looking to share and sample a range of delicious flavours enjoy our popular platters, mix and match a selection of sticks, salads, sushi and sides or even tuck into your very own bento box for an authentic Asian experience
We pride ourselves on simply delicious food, beautifully cooked.
MIZU PAN ASIAN→ Pan Asian Cooker Demonstration Monday 6th May
Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a budding master chef, this is a great way to learn some of the essential skills for Pan Asian cuisine. Our chefs will demonstrate the art of sushi making, how to make a classic Japanese marinade perfect for meat and fish, top tips on stir-frying and how to make a Thai curry paste from scratch.
After you’ve tried your hand at preparing these delicious essentials, you’ll enjoy a Pan Asian lunch in Mizu accompanied by a glass of wine, juice or sake followed by tea coffee and homemade biscuits.

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Himalaya Kosheli and Fat Dragon Spice Up Spicewood Springs

write a letter Gobi Manchurian at Himalaya Kosheli (Photo by John Anderson)
For more than a decade, the shopping center at Spicewood Springs and U.S. 183 has been a mini-mecca for low-key tasty fare, boasting perennial favorites Asia Cafe and New Awlins Cafe, plus bonus shopping spots like Gandhi Bazaar, Teacher Heaven, and (if you’re into perusing bottomless sale bins while walking off all the carbs I’m about to talk you into) Big Lots. Two new spots opened here last fall, and both are revitalizing the strip, quirks and kinks and all.
When the whisper network starts buzzing about a new hot spot in town, the fare inevitably falls under Italian, barbecue, Mexican, or the ambiguous “global contemporary.” So when it turned out to be a new Nepalese spot – of which there are only 10 or so in Austin – I headed north to Himalaya Kosheli. By no means am I an expert, but I’ve eaten a fair share of the cuisine – one influenced by Tibetan, Indian, and Chinese flavors – and the wonders keep unfolding.
One of my go-to dining companions loves Eastern hemisphere food as much as I do, and upon tasting the first bites of gobi Manchurian, we both wished we’d worn an outfit without a waistband. Here, it’s a dry version of the dish – deep-fried cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy, tomato-based sauce – and it’s delightfully balanced with bold ginger and garlic notes. The samosas were also fresh and wonderful, though fairly standard issue (fine by me). Roti and paratha are available, but we opted for garlic naan and inhaled a $4 basketful as if the flat bread’s garlicky goodness was our only defense against looming vampires … or something. The sekuwa – barbecued cubes of chicken marinated with fresh ginger-garlic paste and “Himalayan spices” (think turmeric, cumin, chiles) – was served like a deconstructed kabob, the meat juicy and the sauce bright, a nice contrast to the rich creaminess of forever-popular chicken tikka masala with basmati rice. The table service was prompt and friendly, and once our overindulgence became delirium, we parted ways.
A few notes: The online version is only a portion of their expansive four-page menu that also offers biryani, tandoori, and desserts; parking is a breeze; the very large dining space means no wait time, and it’s simply decorated and serene. They also offer a lunch buffet. Upon returning a few weeks later, everything was exactly as we’d left it (a comfort I appreciate), and although busier this time, the service was once again impeccable. Standouts from the dinner are the vindaloo, which I made the rookie mistake of ordering with medium spice, a decision that resulted in me confiscating all of the table’s raita – and the biryani (watch out for the bones). The superstar was the momo, a stuffed dumpling (theirs resembles a potsticker). Our server suggested we order the chili chicken version, served pan-fried and surrounded by an array of bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions, with the whole medley tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. It was love at first bite. Stone Pot Chicken at Fat Dragon (Photo by John Anderson)
At the opposite end of the shopping center is bustling family-owned restaurant Fat Dragon, whose mascot – a cheerful, bright red, noodle-noshing dragon – has been popping up on social media recently. My two experiences at this Asian-fusion eatery (they specialize in Sichuan but have a diverse menu) were so wildly different that “night and day” doesn’t even begin to cover the differential. It’d be more like “quiet winter night and Dante’s first circle of hell.”
On our first visit, I perused the menu (one admittedly “evolving”) while my small human enjoyed the many untouchable collector items like a hovering DeLorean and a Hulkbuster. Oddly placed televisions and dry-erase boards make up the rest of the decor, and the restaurant is counter service, a detail you’d likely not realize immediately – and one that might be their biggest flaw. A friendly woman greeted us with menus and explained they specialize in dumplings and that we’d have to order at the back, something that resulted in losing our table to new arrivals. Not a big deal when other tables are open, but catastrophic when the place is packed (spoiler alert).
Runners deliver the food as it comes up, and our enormous bowl of hot and sour soup, tasty and bursting with black pepper and vinegar, was out first, quickly followed by the orange chicken. A dish I usually avoid, I was pleasantly surprised with the fresh batter and fry on plump, juicy pieces of meat. The sauce was a tinge too sweet, the red peppers not quite cutting through, but it was the kiddo’s favorite. Our lemongrass chicken soup dumplings arrived piping hot in their bamboo basket, and both texture and flavor were on point. It would’ve been nice if I’d realized big spoons were available at the back instead of trying not to waste the liquid gold all over myself and my plate. We opted for their popular pork and chive pan-fried dumplings (an order is 10) and were absolutely thrilled, though the tableside vinegar might not be everyone’s dipping choice. The beef and broccoli was another lovely surprise, with bright green steamed trees and tender strips of meat cut the right size, all smothered in a well-balanced, vibrant brown sauce.
I’ll rip off the Band-Aid: Fat Dragon has glaring logistical issues when they’re busy. Suffering a massive allergy attack, I opted to test their online ordering system and take the meal home to enjoy while watching the Grammys. My order was supposed to be ready around 7:30pm, prime dining hour. When we rolled up, the chaos was visible from outside. Every table was full, the order queue cut through the middle and halfway down the length of the restaurant, and the sound was near deafening. Fifteen minutes later, I found out that the order had been delayed. (Then they cut off all to-go orders.) I waited off to the side until 8:10, which gave me plenty of time to absorb a tired toddler’s chainsaw screams, annoyed diners’ groans and grumps, and the very stressed-out faces of an employee army running a race without a finish line. It could’ve been just a fluke of bad luck, but I overheard a Favor driver and several other return patrons express that the ordering system has been “getting worse.” I received my order at 8:15, along with multiple exhausted apologies and a frantically handwritten “coupon” for 20% off my next order, and my only thought was, “I am so grateful for the 57 in-succession sneezes that prevented me from dining inside this storm.”
As for the food, the pork fried rice was fine, and the dry sautéed green beans, a Sichuan staple, were addictive, though a half-order option would be nice; we enjoyed the siu mai, open-faced dumplings stuffed with pork and topped with shrimp, which were somehow both delicate and dense; and though the cheeseburger egg rolls were filled with regular ground beef, they made everyone smile, so there’s that. The Thai-style udon with chicken had bright flavors and great heat and would’ve been near perfect had the vegetables been more al dente for varied texture. All in all, the food was (again) delicious and something we’d return for, provided the restaurant makes some major adjustments to their flow. My suggestions: Simplify the menu to ease the kitchen’s workload; move the counter somewhere near the front and hire a host to keep traffic manageable; or just go ahead and offer table service (again, with a host) since there are already several front of house staff. I’d give this place a little while to sort out their puzzles, but it’s worth a visit. Himalaya Kosheli

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