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7 Pre-Made Foods You Should avoid at the Super Market

These pre-sliced, pre-chopped, and pre-made items might seem like convenient kitchen shortcuts–but they're less tasty and more expensive than when you do the prep work yourself. Here’s the list of which pre-sliced, pre-chopped, pre-made items you should probably ignore at the supermarket. Minced garlic The stone-cold truth is that pre-minced garlic tastes really different from the fresh stuff. Often it’s much more pungent, too. Consider, too, that the nature of garlic’s taste changes depending on whether it’s whole,…

Illegal immigrant parents not facing US prosecution for now

WASHINGTON: Parents who cross illegally from Mexico to the United States with their children will not face prosecution for the time being because the government is running short of space to house them, officials said on Monday. President Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to prosecute all adults who cross the border illegally but its policy of separating immigrant children from parents met fierce international criticism so it is now trying to keep detained families together while the parents await trial. That has…

China, not North Korea, to dominate Japan military planning

TOKYO: North Korea’s growing missile arsenal might be the most obvious and immediate military threat facing Japan, but defense planners in Tokyo are focused on a much larger and more challenging foe as they prepare for the years ahead. China has stepped up military spending and already dominates the South China Sea, through which Japan’s trade with major markets including Europe and the Middle East flows. Now, Japanese military experts are worried Beijing may be on the brink of opening access to the Pacific through a…

Sacrifices of LEAs will not go in vain, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said entire nation greatly values the sacrifices rendered by personnel of law enforcement agencies for the security of motherland. " Sacrifices of LEAs will not go in vain," he said while talking to the family of Shaheed AIG Ashraf Noor in Islamabad. Ashraf Noor had embraced martyrdom on November 24 in a terrorist attack in Peshawar. The prime minister paid tributes to the ultimate sacrifice of the senior police officer and noted that the personnel of law…

Not all women can be models, says Dior designer

PARIS: Not all women can be models, Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri said Tuesday after a show inspired by the feminist artist Niki de Saint Phalle, who is famous for her fat ladies. The Italian designer, who has made much of her own feminist credentials since becoming the first woman to head the storied French label last year, led out her spring-summer collection at Paris Fashion Week with a Breton jumper bearing the slogan, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" The ironic rallying call kicked off Chiuri's…

Chairman General Electric says not pursuing Uber CEO job

Uber field of candidates for a new chief executive officer narrowed further on Sunday when Jeff Immelt, chairman of General Electric Co, said he was no longer in the running for the top leadership position. Uber’s board of directors has been searching for a new CEO since June, when investors forced out co-founder Travis Kalanick following months of criticism over his leadership abilities. Immelt was among three finalists for the job at the ride-services company, according to sources close to the situation. “I have…

Ehsanullah Ehsan will not be pardoned, says Asif Ghafoor

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday said former Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has blood of several men on his hands, therefore, he will not be pardoned, ARY News reported. In an informal talk with journalists after media briefing, Asif Ghafoor said since Ehsan and his former peers had blood of many people on their hands, hence, action would be taken against them according to law of the state. He said the court verdict against the ex-TTP…

Not Made in America: Wal-Mart looks overseas for online vendors

CHICAGO: Walmart.com, trailing Amazon.com Inc in the number of goods for sale on its website, is recruiting vendors in China and other countries to boost its online offerings in a pivot away from Wal-Mart's Made-in-America campaign. While there is a financial incentive behind the move, Wal-Mart's decision comes out of necessity: not all the goods its customers want - ranging from jeans to bicycles to beauty products - are manufactured within the United States. That reality pits Wal-Mart against President Donald Trump's…

Biopic on Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli not a ‘clean-up job,’ says director

NEW DELHI: When Ashim Ahluwalia was asked to direct “Daddy”, a film based on the life of one of Mumbai’s most feared gangsters, he was clear about two things – it would not be a “clean-up job” and he would do it on his own terms and not the way Bollywood usually treats mobster films. Ahluwalia’s 2012 film “Miss Lovely” was an entry at the Cannes Film Festival, but he hasn’t made any other film since then. He was at first reluctant when actor Arjun Rampal asked him to consider making a biopic on Arun Gawli, a one-time…

Photography isn’t dead after all, says Salgado

BANGKOK: Having once forecast doom for photography in the face of the smartphone, Sebastiao Salgado has changed his mind. One of the most lauded documentary photographers of recent decades, 73-year-old Salgado told Reuters: "I don't think it is endangered. I thought so at some point, but I was wrong and I take that back. I think photography, now more than ever, has a long future ahead." The Brazilian is still dismissive of the billions of smartphones which now take the overwhelming majority of the world's pictures.…