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Liverpol news: Virgil van Dijk admits he would swap Player of the Year award for Premier League title glory
Jurgen Klopp's side narrowly missed out on winning the Premier League title [...]
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Premier League golden boot: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'proud to represent Africa' by sharing award with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
The Arsenal striker tied with the Reds duo on 22 goals for the season and will hope to inspire the Gunners to Europa League glory in Baku against Chelsea [...]
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PFA Player of the Year awards results IN FULL: Every award winner as Van Dijk scoops gong
PFA Player of the Year awards results IN FULL - Virgil van Dijk wins Player of the Year while Raheem Sterling takes home the Young Player award. [...]
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Virgil van Dijk fully deserves the PFA Player of the Year award for his transformative impact on Liverpool
When Van Dijk signed, Liverpool were a mere Champions League team. They quickly became Champions League finalists, and then just as suddenly a side capable of one of the greatest points returns in English history [...]
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Sterling honoured with award for fighting racism
(Reuters) - Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling has been awarded The Integrity and Impact Award at this year's BT Sport Industry Awards for speaking out on a range of social issues, including racism. [...]
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World’s best female chef award goes to 28-year-old Daniela Soto-Innes (VIDEO)
Daniela Soto-Innes joins an illustrious list of female chefs who have received the same honour since the awards were launched in 2011. — Picture courtesy of theworlds50best.com NEW YORK, April 25 — Mexican-born New York chef Daniela Soto-Innes has been named the world’s best female chef at the ripe old age of 28.The rising star was bestowed with the lofty title by organisers of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards for her dynamic, inventive cooking at contemporary Mexican restaurants Comse and Atla in New York.After having spent her formative years training under chef Enrique Olvera at the award-winning Pujol restaurant in Mexico City, Soto-Innes opened Cosme with Olvera in 2014, where she promptly gained the attention of New York’s gastronomic elite.In 2016, she was given the Rising Star Award from the James Beard Foundation and has also been shortlisted in the Best Chef category for 2019.At Cosme, the menu is anchored in Mexican flavours and traditions and includes dishes like duck carnitas, barbacoa with shishito peppers, quelites, avocado and salsa, and corn husk meringue desserts.Atla is an all-day casual eatery that serves Mexican classics like ranchero eggs and quesadillas.Soto-Innes is also working on opening two new restaurants in Los Angeles later this year with Olvera: Japanese-influenced Mexican restaurant Damian and taqueria Ditroit.“Both older talent and young talent deserve all the respect at all times, and we should be able to hear what has to be said,” she told World’s 50 Best in reference to her own youth. “It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been cooking 40 years or one year. There are cooks who weren’t even cooks when they joined me a year ago, and they’ve taught me a lot more than what I knew when I was 14.”Soto-Innes joins an illustrious list of female chefs who have received the same honour since the awards were launched in 2011. They include Clare Smyth, Dominique Crenn, Helene Darroze and Anne Sophie-Pic.She will accept her award at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards on June 25 in Singapore. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the golfer won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday. [...]
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Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad conferred with Pakistan’s highest civilian award
#PrimeMinisterMalaysia #MahathirMohammad #Pakistan Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad conferred with Pakistan’s highest civilian award SAMAA TV is Pakistan’s first private satellite news channel that provides live transmission simultaneously from five cities of Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawar. SAMAA’s live news bulletins, incisive political talk shows and a wide range of programs including sports, social issues and infotainment has enabled it to position itself among the top tier news and current affairs channels of Pakistan. Official Facebook: http://www.fb.com/samaatvnews Official Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/samaatv Live stream: http://www.samaa.tv/live Website : http://www.samaa.tv SAMAA TV Programs: Khara Sach https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc4VvPQfwGNno9Qp4IkdF9k4 Nadeem Malik Live https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc4yGViy0BzaVMmoeOrV-uJi News Beat https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1FBAE59066392F34 Agenda 360 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc7GdOEJ_-OjRJYksOODQvUU Sawaal with Amber Shamsi https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc4c8xGqTPVfJ99DFz6XlKeW Awaz https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc4VW6uX-B15alvEuU4BxwGZ Subh Saverey Samaa Ke Saath https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc7akbZHNUcajRb4wKKKYf_U Naya Din https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc4nrKrZfxG5M1yfBN1q494s 7 Se 8 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc7po5Hx2WTA7cIFwAcnf3m- Qutb Online https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc646A4Wseznae2NMqi5kxPC Meri Kahani Meri Zubani https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F792D7CD72B9FF4 Aisa Bhi Hota Hai https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1362F0DB09BADE89 Wardaat https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA07C594181D809C6 Interrogation https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL68D071FD595AF4B7 Khoji https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL158EF7C4FB4D0696 Awam Ki Awaz https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEDE88F3FCE81FB2D Khufia Operation https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL764E6E79C4A9FA7E Mein Hoon Kaun https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc4yYMYtIBeI9viQist9YhdY Samaa Kay Mehmaan https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc5P22DbNuX8hgDhNJXZZ02B Crime Scene https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL70E84F3B0661D6DA Court No.5 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL280C297C038C65B1 Kahani https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc4On-bqjntTi15esORVrYp0 Emergency Ward https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlnT0gly5Xc57OrY3qqWALFWG9tAzG_tS Other Pakistani News Channels Geo News live | Ary News live | Public News Live | 92 News Live | Express News Live | Dunya News Live | Hum News Live | GNN News Live | Dawn News Live | Aap News Live | Live From National Assembly | National Assembly Session LIVE | BOL NEWS LIVE STREAM | National Assembly Pakistan today Live | latest News Live | Latest news today | live streaming | live update Pakistan | Breaking News | YouTube Live Stream | senate ijlas LIVE | Live from Senate Session #samaanewslive #samaatvlive #Pakistannewslive [...]
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Dr M conferred Pakistan’s highest civilian award
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) with his counterpart Imran Khan during a press conference in Islamabad March 22, 2019. — Bernama pic ISLAMABAD, March 22 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, by Pakistan President Dr Arif Alivi on Friday.The conferment of the award follows his contributions to the United Nations (UN), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Asean.The investiture ceremony was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Presidential Palace and began with the recitation of the Holy Quran.Also present at the investiture was Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.The Nishan-e-Pakistan is the highest of civil awards and decorations given by the Pakistan Government for the highest degree of service to the country and nation of Pakistan.The award was established on March 19, 1957.The Nishan-e-Pakistan is a highly restricted and most prestigious award and is only conferred to the recipient for the merit and distinguished services rendered to the country, international community, and foreign relations.Subsequently, Dr Mahathir attended a state banquet hosted by Dr Arif.Earlier, Dr Mahathir paid a courtesy call on the President.He is on a three-day working visit to Pakistan since Thursday. — Bernama [...]
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Dr M to be conferred Pakistan's highest civilian award during three-day official visit
ISLAMABAD (Bernama): Pakistan will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistanor Order of Pakistan, the country's highest civilian award, on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his official three-day visit there which begins on Thursday (March 21). [...]
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Liverpool transfer news: Xherdan Shaqiri signing misses out to Khalil Mack trade for best transfer award
The analytics community in the United States shortlisted the Reds' deal to bring the Swiss international to Anfield from Stoke City [...]
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Jacques Pepin to be honoured with lifetime achievement award at Emmys
Since the late 1980s, Jacques Pépin has appeared on US televisions teaching American audiences how to master proper cooking techniques and churn out delicious meals from their home kitchens. — Picture courtesy of Emmys LOS ANGELES, March 16 — French chef Jacques Pépin has become the first culinary personality to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Emmys organizers this year.Since the late 1980s, Pépin has appeared on US televisions teaching American audiences how to master proper cooking techniques and churn out delicious meals from their home kitchens.His show Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home in which he cooked alongside Julia Child, took the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hosts in 2001.Other PBS shows include The Complete Pepin, Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way, Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way and Essential Pepin.Pépin is the first in the culinary TV genre to be recognized for his career-long contribution to the television industry.“Daytime television has been forever changed by the culinary efforts of Jacques Pépin,” said David Michaels, senior vice president and executive producer of the Daytime Emmy Awards in a press release.“Pépin’s body of work helped inspire not just millions of cooks at home, but also the myriad staples of culinary television we now see.”Born in Bourg-en-Bresse near Lyon in France, Pépin grew up working at his family restaurant before moving to Paris to train at the Plaza Athénée. From 1956 to 1958, Pépin worked as a personal chef to three French heads of state during his military service.Pépin will receive the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony May 3 in Pasadena, California. — AFP-Relaxnews [...]
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Remote S. African restaurant savours top award
A general shot of the Wolfgat restaurant in Paternoster, outside Cape Town February 22, 2019. — Reuters pic PATERNOSTER, Feb 27 — His eatery in remote South Africa has won renown as the world’s first Restaurant of the Year, but chef Kobus van der Merwe insists fame will change nothing.“When I saw the other nominees in that list I actually had a giggle, because I thought we were so out of our league,” smiled Van der Merwe, 38, who did not begin to cook seriously until he was 30.Unlike many competitors at last week’s inaugural World Restaurant Awards, a seven-course tasting menu at Wolfgat costs US$60 (Rm244) — a fraction of what one would pay at a top Paris table.Van der Merwe also forages every day for ingredients on the wild Atlantic shore near his restaurant at Paternoster, and makes his own bread and butter.“I checked my emails and I was like, OK — there’s actually an official communication letting us know we have been nominated. So, we had like no clue, absolutely no clue,” said Van der Merwe.The restaurant’s humble setting in the Western Cape, and Van der Merwe’s belief in sustainable, back-to-basics cooking, won the hearts of judges in the French capital, who named it Restaurant of the Year.The former journalist, who can feed only 20 people at a sitting, told AFP: “We were all sort of finding our feet at the beginning.”‘Not going to change anything’“I was in that tiny little kitchen doing all the cooking and we were all serving so we sort of figured it out together,” he said wearing a pristine white shirt and black apron alongside a long beard and curly hair.But the award “is not going to change anything about the scale that Wolfgat operates on,” he said.“The scale that we do (is) sustainable — and that’s what works for us,” he said. Chef Kobus van der Merwe poses for a portrait at the Wolfgat restaurant in Paternoster, outside Cape Town February 22, 2019. — Reuters pic Van der Merwe vowed not to increase prices despite his new-found fame.“It’s a golden ratio, between the amount of people we serve, what we can collect from the wild, what the team (can do) and the size of the building it’s comfortable with.”Diners on Wolfgat’s thatch-covered terrace are offered small dishes including Saldanha bay mussels served with cauliflower and dune celery alongside bream presented with sorghum, snoek roe and wild sage.But for all of the rugged allure of his remote sea-view eatery, Van der Merwe does face challenges not experienced by leading chefs in major cities elsewhere.“Sometimes, it’s like cooking in a disaster area, we have load-shedding (power-cuts) and no water because the local reservoir has run out. But those are challenges we have to work around,” he said.“It sort of makes you creative... we just cook the bread in the fire. Often guests walk in and they want to switch on the bathroom light and I’m like, ‘Sorry, we have no power’.” — AFP [...]
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Petaling Jaya among winners of Unesco’s Learning City Award
The Learning City Award Jury commended PJ's free bus service, which also doubled as information disseminators through the on-board screens inside the buses. — Picture courtesy of Prasarana Berhad KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3 — Petaling Jaya (PJ) has been named as one of the 10 winners of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (Unesco) Learning City Award, alongside nine other cities worldwide.PJ shares the stage with Aswan (Egypt), Chengdu (China), Heraklion (Greece), Ibadan (Nigeria), Medellín (Colombia), Melitopol (Ukraine), Santiago (Mexico), Seodaemun-gu (Republic of Korea), and Sonderborg (Denmark).In a statement posted on January 31 last month, Unesco said that the awards will be delivered during a ceremony at the 2019 International Conference on Learning Cities in Medellín, Colombia.“According to the Learning City Award Jury, these cities have shown exemplary progress and commitment in promoting education and lifelong learning at the local level.“Despite their very different starting points and the various economic, political, social and environmental contexts, all of the Unesco Learning City Award 2019 winners have initiated innovative and target-specific policies and programmes that provide fruitful opportunities for their communities to benefit from lifelong learning,” Unesco posted in a statement on its website.It said that PJ had made significant strides to improve accessibility to public learning spaces, and provided free bus services covering four routes, which also doubled as information disseminators through the on-board screens inside the buses.“The city is also making good use of the resources provided by the partners,” Unesco said.Unesco said that in Aswan, the city deployed a strategy integrating several projects, which includes gardening, water-conservation programmes in schools, as well as diverse entrepreneurial training opportunities for all groups of society.“In Chengdu, China, several examples of best practice in lifelong learning are taking place: for instance, an innovative programme that combines learning with walks around the city has been established, with each route focusing on a different subject area such as regional features, traditional cultures and modern industry, demonstrating a smart use of public and non-public resources.” it added.The Greek city of Heraklion, according to Unesco, found an innovative and fun way to bring its citizens and the refugees residing in the city closer together by promoting equity and inclusion through sports and educational activities based on subjects such as local culture and tradition.In Ibadan, Nigeria, It said that a recent festival of learning offered interactive and varied activities, as well as workshops for different target audiences,to reinforce lifelong learning in the community.The city of Medellín, in Colombia, meanwhile has been coordinating a number of programmes, including one that has helped to successfully reintegrate over 4,650 school drop-outs by engaging with them on a one-to-one basis.“The ‘How Are We Doing?’ monitoring and evaluation project is another important component of Medellin’s learning city initiative,” Unesco noted.In Ukraine, the city of Melitopol has been making marked progress, Unesco said, to becoming a learning city, and has channeled considerable effort into the retraining of internally displaced people who were previously working in the mining industry.In the Mexican city of Santiago, Unesco said that its citizens have been given access to an impressive range of free classes, including robotic courses for children and anti-bullying training.“In a great example of how to optimally utilise one’s surroundings, Seodaemun-gu, in the Republic of Korea, has taken advantage of its many high-rise apartments by creating small learning communities that teach 50 courses each year in citizens’ living rooms. The city also counts with a strong monitoring and evaluation mechanism.“Finally, the Danish city of Sønderborg has promoted sustainability far beyond its formal education system, and created a coordinated structure for stakeholder involvement that will ensure continued progress as a learning city,” Unesco said.It added that Sønderborg has developed a ‘4–17–42’ strategy, with ‘4’ representing the city’s four political commitments (environmental, economic, social and cultural), ‘17’ represents the city’s commitment to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and ‘42’  representing the 42 features included in the Unesco GNLC’s Key Features of Learning Cities. [...]
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Perak school’s ‘Touch N Toilet’ wins national award
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — SK Tanah Hitam in the town of Chemor, Perak, was recognised as the primary school with the cleanest public toilet this year with its Touch N Toilet concept that keeps track of students entering the loo through a scan of their identity cards.The high tech concept introduced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology last year for the male toilets, where students are required to tap their identity cards and have them scanned each time they enter and exit, Utusan Malaysia reported today.SK Tanah Hitam’s principal Halimatus Sadiah Mohd Sharif said a special software could analyse the frequency of students’ visits to the toilets, based on the scanning of their identity cards.“This initiative by the school will indirectly avoid students from playing truant (loitering in the toilet for too long) besides overcoming the problem of vandalism or bullies in an enclosed space such as the toilets,” she was quoted as saying.She said the system could be emulated by other schools as it emphasises on security, cleanliness and cheerfulness in toilets.According to Utusan Malaysia, students are further required to remove their shoes outside the toilet and wear the slippers provided inside.The Malay daily added that the toilets for male students are equipped with faucets with infra-red technology to save water, close-circuit television cameras have been installed outside the toilet where a prayer for entry and exit of toilets is also on display.In a separate report by Sinar Harian, the Touch N Toilet system was implemented following discussions from all teaching staff at the school.Sinar Harian said only two out of nine toilets (four for male students, four for female students, and one for the disabled) are currently using the Touch N Toilet system.Sinar Harian said it sighted video clips in the toilets that provided tutorials on the correct way to wash hands, as well as how to tap in and out of the toilets using the chip-embedded cards.The paper said the award was given to the school last Saturday in conjunction with World Toilet Day celebrations at Stadium Indera Mulia in Ipoh, Perak.World Toilet Day, which the United Nations’ website says is intended to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, falls on November 19 every year.It is unclear if the Touch N Toilet concept is a spin on the Touch ‘N Go concept, including cashless systems which among other things involve users tapping their cards to pay for toll and parking.The company Touch ‘N Go was last year reported to be seeking to pilot the use of RFID technology through stickers placed in cars for cashless payment of tolls, replacing the current card-based system of SmartTAG. [...]
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MLS renames coach of the year award after late Sigi Schmid
(Reuters) - Major League Soccer said on Friday it renamed its Coach of the Year award after the late Sigi Schmid, who won two championships during a career in which he set the league's all-time record for wins. [...]
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