Here's a headscratcher. If Danny Baker was MORE of a racist, would he get away with it? If the Radio 5 Live DJ had done something more than liken a mixed-race Royal to a chimpanzee - start a political party, build a wall, scream anti-Muslim rhetoric at a Parliamentary rally - he'd be given more attention, not less of it. Black celebrities could tweet their disgust, and it would make not a jot of difference to the attention given. He'd be invited on to Andrew Marr. He'd be asked to give us his reasons on Question Time. He'd get followers, too, as whatever mad things he came out with infected others who were ripe to be hooked. He still wouldn't have a job at the BBC, of course. That still wouldn't look right. But they'd have let him go politely, talking about the need for an apolitical image among Auntie's representatives, rather than issue a statement saying he "goes against the values we as a station aim to embody". And money would come his way. From online crowdfunders, … [Read more...] about If Danny Baker was more of a racist, would he get away with it?
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Growing up in the Bay Area, See’s Candies was always around: a box wrapped in red-and-gold paper nestled under the Christmas tree, an assortment of truffles unveiled at the end of a dinner party, a butterscotch lollipop just because. At a certain point, it disappeared from my family’s house. We discovered new artisanal chocolates from small producers. Some looked like vividly colored jewels, others were filled with exciting flavors like passion fruit or jasmine tea. Single-origin chocolates began to appear. They grew darker and darker, more and more bitter. When I started working at a different newspaper a few years ago, I was amazed to find a thriving culture of See’s Candies. Every winter, the production manager would bring in more than a dozen pounds of See’s for the office to share, unleashing a festively competitive spirit as we tried to snag each box’s lone Bordeaux, the See’s best-seller filled with brown sugar buttercream and coated in … [Read more...] about A celebration of See’s Candies
Some time ago, it was rumoured that Samantha Akkineni would be playing the female lead in Pawan Kalyan's comeback film, a remake of the Bollywood hit movie Pink, and this gave cinemagoers a reason rejoice. Now, in a shocking development, the Manam beauty has reportedly refused to take up the project. Interestingly, she recently also said 'no' to the Hindi remake of U Turn as well, which implies she might not be interested in doing too many 'female-centric' films. In case, you did not know, Pink starred Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead and emerged as a surprise hit. It revolved around the harassment faced by women while that highlighting 'no means no'. The social-thriller was remade in Tamil as Nerkonda Paarvai, which raked in the moolah while impressing fans. The Telugu version, which might feature some mass elements, is likely to be as hard-hitting as the original. As such, many folks feel Sam made a mistake by rejecting the offer. Meanwhile, the 'Akkineni Bahu' recently … [Read more...] about Samantha Akkineni Rejects Pawan Kalyan’s Comeback Movie? Deets Inside!
The poll, conducted by right wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, asked 1659 people a series of questions around the divisive public holiday. The Advance Australia poll found 71 per cent believe the public holiday should stay where it is and 78 per cent saying they were proud to celebrate on January 26. Kids take part in an Australia Day parade in Melbourne last year. Picture: David CroslingSource:AAP Appearing on Today this morning, Health Minister Greg Hunt said the annual discussion about changing the date of Australia Day was “self-serving”. “I believe the vast majority of Australians strongly support Australia Day. It celebrates what we are as a contemporary nation and this game that’s played out every year is simply a diversion and self-serving,” Mr Hunt told the breakfast show. “Australia Day is about celebrating a nation that is a multi-ethnic success, with all of the challenges of any country. But around the world we are a … [Read more...] about Australia Day debate: Poll reveals most Aussies want celebrations to stay on January 26
Their first game in Bhubaneswar will be against Jamshedpur FC. Owing to the delay in the completion of the upgradation work at the Kalinga Stadium for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020, the Bhubaneswar-based ISL club had to shift their first three games to Pune. Of those three matches, Josep Gombau's Odisha FC drew against ATK, lost to Bengaluru and won their last game against Hyderabad FC. Informing about the home games in Bhubaneswar, Odisha FC CEO Ashish Shah said, "It has been a tough season so far for the entire team as we have played all games away from Bhubaneswar. We are happy to now play in front of our fans. People in the state are very passionate about sports and we are hopeful that they will come in big numbers to support us at our home - Kalinga Stadium."OFC head coach Josep Gombau also expressed his delight saying, "It's a huge news for us that from December 27 we will play at our home. To play at our home is our wish because you play in front of your fans and you feel … [Read more...] about ISL 2019-20: Odisha FC to play home matches in Bhubaneswar from December 27