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Ugandan president under fire for saying men shouldn’t cook

KAMPALA: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came under fire for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man's role to cook. "The head of the home never goes into the kitchen. It is now 45 years with Mama Janet, I have never stepped into the kitchen. That is how it should be," he said on Sunday in a statement, as an example of how politicians and civil servants should stick to proscribed roles. Oxfam's International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, hit back at the…

‘Specialised cook, and a space to walk: Nawaz enjoying ‘better class’ facilities at Jail

LAHORE: Defying reports of abysmal condition in the prison for PML-N supremo, the caretaker Punjab government says deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif is being provided with all facilities at the jail for which he is entitled to. Caretaker Information Minister Ahmed Waqas Riaz informed journalists during a press briefing that the former premier was shifted to the jail on July 13 and was assigned ‘Better Class’ category of the prison the next day, July 14,” the minister said. He made the justification in an apparent…

Trump and Apple CEO Cook meet at White House with trade the focus

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump met with Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Wednesday to discuss trade issues as the technology industry grapples with a spat over import tariffs with China, a manufacturing hub for the iPhone maker and other companies. Trump, in a morning tweet, said he was looking forward to seeing Cook. “We will be talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade,” he wrote. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders…

VIDEO: Villagers in Malaysia catch 20ft female python, later kill and cook it

A massive 20ft female python was caught by villagers on the Malaysian island of Borneo and they shot dead the reptile before cooking and eating it. Locals were out hunting when they heard strange noises coming from inside a fallen tree last week. They used a chainsaw to cut through the bark and found the two reptiles – which are considered a delicacy in the remote Sarawak region. Several men dragged the beasts out before they were shot and hauled into a truck to be served up after being fried or grilled in…

Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals

On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests. Beyond just serving up more fast food and frozen dinners, parents are also more likely to pressure kids to clean their plates on days when they’re not in a great mood. “One potential explanation for these findings is that parents who have a stressful day at work, school or home or who feel depressed throughout the day may be overwhelmed and not feel like making a family meal, and so they opt for…

WATCH: Dubai man uses scorching heat to cook egg on road

A man in Dubai stunned viewers when he showed level of extreme heatwave in the city by cooking an omelet on road and that too without any fuel or oil. The summer months are on going and temperature in the UAE has been hovering around 50°C. In a video released by fatafeat channel on Instagram, it shows a man cooking egg outdoors under the sun without a stove. He starts the video by informing us that the pan has been in the sun for 10 minutes. He then proceeds to add oil to the pan, break an…

Amir delighted by Cook reception at Essex

LONDON: Pakistan bowler Mohammed Amir has praised the way former England captain Alastair Cook welcomed him to Essex ahead of his upcoming debut with the English county. Left-arm paceman Amir joined Essex after helping Pakistan win the Champions Trophy, with the 25-year-old taking three for 16 in Sunday's stunning 180-run demolition of India in the final. He is expected to play in Monday's County Championship fixture against title-holders Middlesex, having seemingly earned his redemption following a spot-fixing ban in…

Cook plays down talk about quitting England captaincy

RAJKOT, India: Alastair Cook played down speculation about his future as England test captain on Tuesday and said he was doing the job on a series by series basis. Cook appeared to hint that he may step down as from the role after the five-match series in India, which begins on Wednesday, in a recent interview. "Deep down I don't know how much longer I am going to carry on. It could be two months, it could be a year," the 31-year-old told the Cricketer magazine. "It makes me feel very satisfied that I've been able…

Lack of experience cost England against Bangladesh: Cook

DHAKA: England captain Alastair Cook said a lack of experience on the subcontinent cost his team dearly as they fell to a first-ever test defeat by Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday. England suffered an astonishing collapse at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, losing 10 wickets in a single session in their second innings, and were all out for 164 while chasing 273 for victory on the third day of the second and final test. Next up for Cook is a five-match test series in India starting on Nov. 9, on spin-friendly pitches…