Sautéed Shrimp With Fermented Black Beans -NY Times.

MARK BITTMAN TIME  20 minutes Sam Kaplan for The New York Times. Food stylist: Susan Ottoviano. For the most part, the shrimp will tell you when they’re done. Certainly they’re ready once they’re pink, though very large shrimp may need an extra minute to cook through. To check, slice one in half; if it’s opaque,…

Vegetarian Mapo Tofu | DAVID TANIS

YIELD 4 to 6 servings TIME30 minutes Evan Sung for The New York Times   Mapo tofu is a justly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants. It is a quickly cooked dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a bracing spicy sauce made with fermented black beans and fermented broad bean paste,…

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini agrees deal in principle to become the next Italy manager — The Scottish Sun

ROBERTO MANCINI has agreed a deal in principle to become the next manager of Italy. Zenit St Petersburg officially announced they had terminated the ex-Manchester City boss’ contract yesterday, freeing him up to take over the Azzurri. Roberto Mancini agrees deal in principle to become Italy’s next managerGettyAnd he will put pen-to-paper on a two-year… via…

Indonesia Church Bombings Carried Out by Family With Children in Tow

Surabaya Center Pentecostal Church, in East Java, Indonesia, was one of three churches targeted by suicide bombers on Sunday.CreditSurabaya Government/Antara Foto, via Reuters By Muktita Suhartono and Rukmini Callimachi May 13, 2018 BANDUNG, Indonesia — One suicide bomber appeared to have been disguised as a churchgoer. Another drove a Toyota minivan with a bomb to…

Catalonia’s New Tack: Choosing a Leader Not Facing Prosecution

Quim Torra, the leading candidate to head the regional Catalan government, said on Saturday that he was committed to turning Catalonia into a republic.CreditJuan Medina/Reuters By Raphael Minder May 12, 2018   MADRID — Catalonia’s main separatist parties took a significant step on Saturday toward ending the region’s political deadlock by voting on a presidential…

Secure in Hungary, Orban Readies for Battle with Brussels

Viktor Orban, center, took his oath to serve a third term as Hungarian prime minister in Budapest on Thursday.CreditLaszlo Balogh/Getty Images By Marc Santora and Helene Bienvenu May 11, 2018   BUDAPEST — In his victorious campaign to secure a third consecutive term as prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban had a clear, urgent message:…

Mexico says round-the-world cyclists were murdered 

Image copyrightCHMIELEWSKI/HAGENBUSCHImage captionKrzysztof Chmielewski (l) and Holger Hagenbusch had spent years travelling the world on bikes Mexican investigators say two European cyclists did not die in an accident as first claimed – they were murdered. The bodies of Holger Hagenbusch, from Germany, and Krzysztof Chmielewski, from Poland, were found at the bottom of a cliff…

The logic of suicide | Wale Olajide

Wale Olajide, Beyond its logic, which this piece will underscore in a short while as coherent, consistent and inherently sound lies a convinced attempt to justify suicide as extensionally apt and inferentially justified unless the agent or subject wishes to call the bluff of the absurdity, ab initio, that is written all over human existence….

A culture of substandard living | Dr. Amaraegbu

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, (suicide) losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from ease. -Scott Alexander One major way to measure the degree of development in any society is the value she placed on human life. Even animals operate with the instinct that human life is sacred. This is…

S.Korea presents tentative list for Russia World Cup

Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korean football coach, Shin Tae-yong, on Monday presented a preliminary list of 28 players for the 2018 Russian World Cup and explained that he hopes to announce a final squad of 23 players on June 3. The roster has been increased to 28 as several players are still recovering from… Seoul,…

Buddhist monks thrashed, robbed in UP town — Social News XYZ

Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Robbers claiming to be Uttar Pradesh Police personnel attacked two Buddhist monks and injured them early on Monday at a library Farrukhabad district, police said. Six gun-wielding robbers, who were yet to be identified, barged into the Buddha Vihar library in Sankisa area and attacked the monks before decamping with five… Lucknow,…

CBI files chargesheet in PNB loan fraud case — Social News XYZ

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet against some former and current bank officials and several others in the over Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case allegedly perpetrated by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. The agency filed the chargesheet before a special Central Bureau of…  …

Firm shops for $300m to acquire 9Mobile

By Adeyemi Adepetun The numerous impediments in the way of the sale of 9Mobile notwithstanding, the deal could be completed any time soon, The Guardian has learnt.This is even as the 90-day grace to Teleology Holdings, the preferred bidder, draws closer. Though it had paid the $50 million non-refundable fee. The Guardian further gathered that…

Investors lose N729b to 2019 election anxiety

By Helen Oji Stock market dips over political intriguesPolitical intrigues ahead of the 2019 general elections have made stock market investors lose N729 billion in three months of decline.This is contrary to general expectations of positive earnings in 2018, as the once-troubled economy emerged from a recession at the end of 2017. The months of…

A Romantic ‘We Shed’ on the California Coast | Julie Sheer

The charming hideaway built from reclaimed materials serves as a quiet backyard retreat with bay views A Place To Grow Photos by Dana O’Brien Backyard Shed at a Glance Who uses it: Vanessa Henson and Pete Riolo Location: Los Osos, California Size: 90 square feet (8.4 square meters); 9 by 10 feet Designer: Dana O’Brien,…