Manchester United sign Marcos Rojo for £16m on five-year deal

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Manchester United have announced the £16m signing of Argentina international defender Marcos Rojo on a five-year contract.

The 24-year-old joins from Sporting Lisbon, with Nani moving to the Portuguese club on a season-long loan.

« Playing for the world’s biggest club is a dream for me, » said Rojo, who will wear the number five shirt.

The left-sided defender played in six games as Argentina reached this summer’s World Cup final in Brazil.

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Do You Like It Big in the Bedroom?: Oversized Art

Round Two


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The bedroom is a great place to make an impact…with oversize art. Fewer windows and, often, a tendency to leave the walls blank is an opportunity to add a focal point with one big, grand piece of art.

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[Book Nerd Links] Victorian Slang

A Small Press Life: Books. Art. Writing. Life. Tea.

20 Victorian Terms That Seem Oddly Modern [courtesy Anglophenia]

The above article reminded me of an earlier one from mental_floss:

56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using

Bonus points go to Anglophenia for mentioning (and running a photograph of) Jarvis Cocker!

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The Most Overpaid Baseball Players in History

The Cleat Report

We have all wished we tried a bit harder in little league when we saw the amount of money Alex Rodriguez makes each year. Whether you like him or hate him, at one point he was one of the best players in the league and earned consideration to get paid for it. Most amazing of all, Alex Rodriguez has made about $100,000,000 than the second player on the all-time salary list, Derek Jeter. According to Baseball Reference, Alex Rodriguez has made $353,416,252. Jeter has only made a measly by comparison $253,159,364.

Also on the list of the 100 highest paid players in history are a few who deserved far less what they were paid. The only way any of them are getting to Cooperstown is with a map and a ticket.

Jason Schmidt

No offense to any player on this list. You all made the major leagues and that…

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Ebola’s History, 8: West Africa, 2014

Arcade Africa

This is the final post in an eight part series on the history of Ebola. For immediate information about how to help prevent the further spread of Ebola and keep yourself safe please consult and share the Ebola Facts website.

As we are well aware, this year the two-decade trend of isolated outbreaks in Central Africa every few years has been broken by a much larger and more prolonged series of cases in West Africa. The outbreak began when a two-year-old child in southeastern Guinea contracted the most deadly species of the virus (Zaire ebolavirus) in early December last year, putting into motion the initially slow and then progressively faster spread of the virus to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and now Nigeria. Unlike the past twenty year’s string of Central African outbreaks that were each unique and separate despite initial speculation otherwise, this year’s West African outbreak does seem…

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Il « va y avoir du sport » à Droite. Alain Juppé se lance pour les Primaires de la Présidentielle de 2017. Sarkozy très certainement. Qui seront les prochains ?

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Alain Juppé a dégainé le premier pour viser la cible Élysée 2017. En cette fin d’été, même le bulldozer Sarkozy s’est fait doubler par le duc d’Aquitaine dans la course à la présidentielle.
Pour le maire de Bordeaux c’est l’ultime chance d’accéder à la magistrature suprême. La fenêtre de tir offre il est vrai des conditions favorables : une image positive. Un François Hollande au plus bas dans les sondages. À droite des pousses prometteuses, mais encore tendres. Et une capacité à générer du consensus pour l’emporter aux primaires de l’UMP, face à un Nicolas Sarkozy clivant qu’on aime ou qu’on quitte. En prenant les devants Alain Juppé veut donc surfer sur une vague qui le place dans les premiers rangs au sein de l’électorat de droite et du centre. Il mise aussi sur sa stature d’homme d’état, avec ses différents postes ministériels depuis trente ans. Quant à ses ennuis…

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Jaffacake cupcakes

Délicieux / Delicious

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This is a very popular recipe bij The Hummingbird Bakery. The orange marmelade fits wel with the cake and chocolatecreme. What you need for 12-16 cupcakes…

Cupcakes

  • 70 g unsaltened butter
  • 210 g flower
  • 250 g fine sugar
  • 1 tbs bakingpowder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2.1 l milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbs vanillia extract
  • 100 g orangemarmelade

Chocolatefrosting

  • 450 g powdersugar
  • 60 g cocao
  • 150 g softened unsalted butter
  • 60 ml milk
  • mini jaffacakes for decorating

Oventemperature 170 C

Make the cakes. Mix butter, flower, sugar, bakingpowder and salt. Mix milk, eggs en vanillia extract well and add to the dough. Mix graduately until the dough has no lumbs. Fill the cupcakes for 2/3 and bake 25 minutes. Let them cool. For the frosting mix the powdersugar, cacao and butter slowly until is it smooth. Then add milk. Mix until the frosting is fluffy. Make a hole in the cupcake…

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Essentiel? Not For Me…

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I came across the success story of the Belgian brand Essentiel Antwerp and his owner Inge Onsea multiple times. For example, Belgian TV channel Vier has recently launched a show featuring her activities, like the morning pilates class or an afternoon trip to Paris for a hairdo (well, you know, this Rich & Famous kind of things). And as I decided to look closer at Belgian fashion designers, I took the hint and checked out the site of Essentiel.

First thing I noticed is that their autumn/winter collection is simply for the skinny ones. So did Inge mention herself in the show: yes, it’s kind of not done to say it outloud, but our clothes do look better on the skinny people. Hmm. It is probably a sign of haute couture… anyhow, just by looking at the silhouettes I can say that there is not much for me to run…

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ISIS Monsters Behead James Foley

Cela ne restera pas impuni pour sûr. Ils ne gagneront pas la partie finale. Ces djihadistes sont des monstres sans pitié, sans coeur.
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This will not be unpunished for sure. They will not win the final game. ISIS are monsters mercilessly and heartless.

Talaria News

Nearly two years ago freelance journalist James Foley was taken hostage in Syria.  Foley was working for GlobalPost and the French news agency, Agence France-Presse when he was abducted on November 22.  Yesterday, ISIS uploaded a video where they beheaded him. Then they threatened to behead a journalist believed to be Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped last year on the Syria-Turkey border if President Obama did not stop the US air attacks on ISIS.  Earlier today, President Obama gave remarks on the issue.

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INDÉCENCE. Irak-Syrie: quand la disparition de James Foley était l’oeuvre de Bachar al-Assad

On doit tous s’unir face au terrorisme. Condoléances à la famille et aux proches de James Foley. Pensées pour les autres retenus.
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We must all stand unite again terrorism. Prayers and condolences to James Foley’s family and friends. Thoughts for others detained.

Allain Jules

foleyLa presse mainstream frappadingue avait attribué, sans le début même d’un commencement de preuve, la disparition du journaliste américain James Foley en Syrie, au président syrien Bachar al-Assad. C’était en novembre 2012. Hier, stupeur et tremblements, les jihadistes de l’EI revendiquent non seulement son enlèvement, mais aussi son assassinat par décapitation. Comme tous reprennent la daube de l’AFP que nous reprenons en dessous in-extenso, Libération allait de son petit refrain anti-Assad. Toute honte bue, certains trouveront encore le zèle d’insulter, de mentir. Normal, l’impunité dont bénéficient certains est indécente. Bien pire, cet enlèvement a eu lieu bien au début du conflit, ce qui prouve bien que depuis ce début de conflit, et non à cause de la supposée répression de l’armée syrienne, ces gens-là, takfiris, jihadistes et je ne sais trop quoi, financés par l’Occident, étaient en opération commandée contre le président Assad et la Syrie. Vous avez dit « révolution arabe » ?…

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Weekend Snapshots Part 2

The Ohio Transplant

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Humpday! I’m finally rested after the long weekend away. I swear, you guys. Portland and Eugene are just two amazing gems in the Pacific Northwest that I haven’t ever thought much of until the last few months.

There’s something to be said about people who seem genuinely nice and interested. I definitely ate my way through both cities, celebrated not one but two weddings (!!) and had a few beers to round out my experience.

Until next time, Oregon!

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Weekend Snapshots Part 2

The Ohio Transplant

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Humpday! I’m finally rested after the long weekend away. I swear, you guys. Portland and Eugene are just two amazing gems in the Pacific Northwest that I haven’t ever thought much of until the last few months.

There’s something to be said about people who seem genuinely nice and interested. I definitely ate my way through both cities, celebrated not one but two weddings (!!) and had a few beers to round out my experience.

Until next time, Oregon!

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Joyeux anniversaire! Celebrating birthdays (and other anniversaries)

JULIA MCDERMOTT

I love the French word for birthday: anniversaire.

It sounds a lot better than date de naissance. It also seems to suggest that birthdays (while fun to celebrate, and to be joyeux about), are perhaps no more–or less–important than other memorable dates in our lives.

They’re anniversaries.

I know four people who are celebrating birthdays–anniversaires–this week, and one whose wedding anniversary is Saturday. My son’s 19th birthday, May 8, 1991, was a memorable one, but not in a good way: on that date, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

It was the day after his last final exam at the end of his freshman year in college. Over the next 3 1/2 months, he endured invasive brain surgery and 5 weeks of radiation therapy–and he survived cancer.

His last day of radiation was exactly 4 years ago today: August 20, 2010.

It was a Friday, and the end of…

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The Lake Life

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We insist on calling it a lake.

It isn’t large enough for a motor boat or a jet ski. It doesn’t have a nice little area for sunbathing or swimming. It can get a little low when we are having a drought.

But those of us who live near it will defend its lake-ness to all those naysayers who might want to call it a pond.

We kayak in it, and fish in it, and joke about living « the lake life. » We all have decks and docks as if we are living on one of the grandest bodies of water in the world.

This is the place where: the summer bullfrogs croak loudly enough at night that we have to raise our voices to be heard, we see deer come to the water’s edge to drink, we keep up with the goings on of the local beaver, we know who…

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La primaire UMP dans le viseur d’Alain Juppé

L'Ornano

On attendait le retour de Nicolas Sarkozy, mais c’est Alain Juppé qui a créé la surprise, en se portant candidat à la primaire UMP, en vue de la présidentielle de 2017. Dans sa dernière note de blog, publiée le 20 août dans la matinée, il déclare ainsi qu’il a « décidé d’être candidat, le moment venu, aux primaires de l’avenir ».

Dans cette dernière publication, en plus de ses critiques envers l’action diplomatique et la politique menée par le pouvoir en place, il défend le principe de primaire ouverte pour pouvoir en 2017 « rassembler dès le premier tour les forces de droite et du centre », seul moyen pour lui de « parvenir à une candidature d’union ». Son souhait ? Éviter une candidature séparée du centre, et ainsi tenter d’assurer à la droite d’être au second tour de l’élection présidentielle.

Par sa candidature, Alain Juppé donne une garantie supplémentaire à la…

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7 Audiobooks That Make Any Road Trip Better

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Edita Kaye’s BlogBy Pam Masin Planning a road trip before summer?s end? That?s no excuse to stop reading. No matter how many hours you?ll be spending behind the wheel, there?s a great audiobook to get you there. By Natalie Beach with reporting by Maja Thomas If You Have 5.5 Hours? Bossypants By Tina Fey Oh, the thrill [?]

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Grilled Paneer

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Simple is beautiful. Sometimes the most simple of ingredients and flavors are enough to make a perfect recipe. This is one such quick and easy recipe with some basic ingredients. This is one finger food I used to have as a child. Cottage cheese or Paneer is high in protein and covers good amount of daily calcium intake that our body requires.

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Ingredients:

Cottage Cheese: 200 gms (cut into rectangles)

Yogurt: 1/2 Cup (Greek or homemade yogurt)

Ginger Paste: 1 Teaspoon (fresh)

Garlic Paste: 1 Teaspoon (fresh)

Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon Fresh grounded

Chat Masala: 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon: 2 tablespoons

Cumin Powder: 1/2 teaspoon

Salt: 1 teaspoon

Olive oil: 2 tablespoon

Preparations:

  • Whisk Yogurt, Ginger paste, garlic paste, cumin power, pepper and lemon in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the cottage cheese to this mix and let it marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in the grilling pan and add the cottage…

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Patrick’s 5 Tips for the Best Fried Chicken — Kitchen Tour

Round Two

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Who cooks and eats here:Patrick Melroy and Courtney Jane Miller
See their kitchen: Patrick and Courtney’s Tiny, Sunny Kitchen
Where: Santa Barbara, CA
Rent or Own? Rent

Patrick’s signature dish is fried chicken. He learned from a fried chicken master, his mother. When he announces this special item will be on the menu, friends come out of the woodwork to get in on this decadent treat! Find out how Patrick rocks the fried chicken, with five key tips for a delicious result.

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Cheesy Broccoli Chicken

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Cheesy Broccoli Chicken

Ingredients

1 chicken breast
1 package RICE-A- RONI Broccoli Au Gratin
2 ½ tablespoon margarine
2 1/4 cups water
1 Cup thin carrot slices (optional)

Preparation:

1. In large skillet, cook 1 lbs chicken breast until no longer pink; drain.

2. Stir in rice-pasta mix 2 ½ tbsp Margarine, 2 ¼ cups water and special seasoning; bring to a boil.

3.Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 15-20 min. or until rice is tender. Let stand 5 mins before serving.

Broccoli Chicken Broccoli Chicken

**Cooking tips and variations

Add 1 cup thin carrot slices during the last 5 mins of simmering
Stuff chicken with beets

1 whole beets coke
1 chicken breast
½ complete season
½ chopped garlic

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Components of food systems across the urban rural continuum –

This and following subsections summarize the components of the urban rural continuum related to the food system. Table 1 on the next page gives an overview of some of these important dimensions that need to be taken into account.

Most urban administrators are understandably concerned with the economic, health and social well-being of their urban citizens, attending to problems of adequate water, food, energy, sanitation, housing, transportation and working conditions under circumstances of unprecedented growth. Local authorities are turning to planners in order to develop disaster risk reduction and management policies covering all sectors that may be potentially vulnerable to economic or environmental disruption. Urban actors and planners have often claimed that the food system is largely a rural issue, thereby positioning it beyond the scope of the urban planning and urban governance agenda. Recently concerns related to sustainable food…

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A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety Risks

utile / Very useful

Consumer Pakistan's Blog

Most foodborne illness can be prevented through some simple food handling and storage steps. All it takes is a little know-how.

It is important for consumers to think about food safety at each step, from shopping, to cooking, to cleaning, to storing leftovers to help avoid foodborne illness. The following are general rules for handling food safely in your kitchen:

When you shop:

  • Take food straight home to the refrigerator.
  • Don’t buy anything you won’t use before the use-by or sell-by date.
  • Buy perishable foods last and take them straight home to the refrigerator.

At home:                                                                                                             …

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