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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. dry mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 pkg. (200 g) Gouda cheese, cubed
  • 1 pkg. (200 g) Swiss cheese, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 1 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Shredded Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups dry white wine

Preparation:

In a large bowl, mix corn starch and mustard. Add some cubed cheeses and toss to coat.

Rub the inside portion of fondue potion of the fondue pot with garlic. Bring into boil in medium heat. Slowly add the cheese cubes, stir constantly until the whole cheese is melted.

Add and cook the Parmesan. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes, until it is melted completely. Prevent the sauce from coming into boiling by reducing the heat if necessary. Serve hot!

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Health News

After taking on the role of a terminally ill woman, Susan Sarandon, the American actress and activist has given her support for assisted dying.

Sarandon’s new movie named ‘Blackbird’, directed and written by Gina Prince-Bythewood sees her play a mother named Lily who gathers her family to tell them of her wish to die.

At the Toronto Film Festival, Sarandon commented about the movie as, “”It’s an individual choice”.

“Everybody has the right to make a decision without your family members being charged with homicide. You should be able to be surrounded by those people”, added the actress.

In US, eight states have legalised the medically assisted suicide. After the legalisation of a new law, Maine is also expected to follow the suit.

Though this issue is slightly controversial, this is being thoroughly discussed in light of the country’s changing demographics.

Sarandon said, “There’s so many baby boomers now, this is something that’s being discussed more in the United States”.

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Health News

The Russian medical team, who treated the patients who were victims of a military explosion in the Arctic is now afraid of their own physical conditions, since they had not taken any protection while treatment.

Two among the medical team in Arkhangelsk spoke about the victims’ evacuation, on condition of anonymity, reports BBC.

Authorities said that the blown up of “isotope-fuel” engine at the Nyonoksa test range on 8th of August have killed five nuclear engineers and 6 others were injured.

A new weapon system had been used in the test, said the president Vladimir Putin.

The medical team were present at the the civilian Arkhangelsk regional hospital, where three among the injured were treated. Reports said that three other casualties were taken to an Arkhangelsk hospital called Semashko, which is equipped for radiation emergencies.

These medical team are now afraid of their own health and are saying that no such “[safety] violations” should occur again.

One among the medics said, “We don’t want them to bring us next time not three, but ten people, God forbid, and hide the information from us again”.

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Entertainment Lifestyle News

A German city named Bielefeld had been the subject of a long-running online conspiracy theory claiming it doesn’t really exist. The city is now offering €1m (£914,000) prize as to anyone in Germany who proves that this city doesn’t exist.

The authorities of the city of Bielefeld said on Wednesday that they will give this huge amount to the who submits solid proof of its non-existence.

The competition is being run by the city marketing group, who wants to disprove a 25-year-old conspiracy theory.

Achim Held – Supporting the competition

The conspiracy started back in 1993 when a college student named Achim Held light-heartedly posted the message “Bielefeld? There’s no such thing” on the Usenet system.

This message of Achim Held became a long-running joke in Germany, after it had created a big internet boom.

So.. Why waiting? Try your luck for €1M !

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Food News

The food chain masters McDonald’s had claimed to the “Mc” trademark on some of its food products within the European Union after having with a clash with an Irish fast food chain named Supermac’s.

The decision of EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) said that McDonald’s has lost the right to exclusively use the “Mc” prefix for a whole swathe of food areas.

It is reported that the EUIPO supported McDonald’s to have their right to own the “Mc” trademark on chicken nuggets and some of its sandwich products.

The ruling also said that since both these firms had won in some parts of the case and failed on others, each of them must pay its own costs.

A compliant has been given against McDonald’s to the EUIPO by Supermac’s.

Supermac’s had a long-running case against McDonald’s earlier this year to have the use of the Big Mac trademark cancelled. The Supermac’s had won this case against McDonald’s.

Pat McDonagh, the founder and Managing Director of Supermac’s said, “McDonald’s tried to argue that because they had some products that started with Mc that the term Mc was so synonymous with them that they had the right to own and trademark Mc”.

“We are delighted that the EUIPO found in our favour”, he added.

McDonald’s Corporation, the American fast food company was founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.

Supermac’s, theIrish fast food restaurant chain first opened in 1978. The first restaurant was located in Ballinasloe, a small town in County Galway in the West of Ireland.

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Health News

Kerry Robertson (61), an Australian women with terminal cancer, has been reportedly ended her life under the new assisted dying laws.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. The cancer, then spread into her bones, lung, brain, and liver.


Kerry Robertson

Ms Robertson’s death occurred at a nursing home in the state of Victoria in July.

The permission to use the the controversial legislation has been granted to Kerry Robertson. Although this exists only in Victoria, it is being considered in other states also. An approval process of 26 days is required for this.

The law has been passed by the state of Victoria in 2017 to legalise the practice, which went into effect this June.

A charity said that Ms Robertson took the decision to end her life in March, after the side effects of chemotherapy became severe. Reports said that she took medication to end her life after a 26-day approval process.

In a statement, her doctor said, “It was quick, she was ready to go. Her body was failing her and she was in incredible pain. She’d been in pain for a long time”.

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Food Trending

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Egg whites: 4 nos
  • Egg yolks: 4 nos
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • White sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Sifted enriched flour: 1/4 cup
  • Chopped walnuts: 1/2 cup
  • Heavy cream (cold): 1 cup
  • Sifted confectioners’ sugar: 1 tbsp
  • White sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Walnut halves: 1 tbsp

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Take a jelly roll pan and put a waxed paper on its bottom. Beat well the egg whites, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Beat in 1/2 cup white sugar gradually until combined.

Beat the egg yolks in a separate bowl. Mix it well until it becomes thick and yellow colored. Fold into egg white mixture. Fold in chopped walnuts and flour gently until combined. Spread the batter into the prepared jelly roll pan.

Bake it in the preheated oven, about 12 minutes. Test it by inserting a toothpick in to the center. If it comes out neatly, the baking is perfect. Let it cool for 5 minutes after removed from the oven.

put it on a towel sprinkled with sifted confectioners’ sugar. Peel off wax paper and let cool to lukewarm, 5 to 10 minutes. Roll the cake and towel together. Leave it for cooling for about 15 to 20 minutes.

While cake cools, mix cold heavy cream and 1 tablespoon white sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Unroll the cake and spread the whipped cream on it. Re-roll the cake. Put it in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Use dollops of whipped cream and walnut halves for topping. Serve it sliced.

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Entertainment Food Trending

Ingredients:

  • Sliced strawberries: 3 tbsp
  • Sliced fresh pineapple: 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla ice cream: 3 scoops
  • 1 banana, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Whipped cream: 1/4 cup
  • Chocolate syrup: 3 tbsp
  • Shaved chocolate: 1 tbsp
  • Crushed walnuts: 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Cherries: 3 nos

Preparation:

In a small bowl, combine pineapple and strawberries and set it aside. Place the ice cream scoops in a long, narrow bowl. Place the banana halves on either side. Top the ice cream scoops with the previously prepared fruit mixture. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Add whipped cream to each scoop and on the bananas. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate and walnuts. Top each scoop of ice cream with a cherry. Decorate with mint sprigs, and serve chill.

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Food Trending

Ingredients:

  • Peeled and ground almonds: 2 cups
  • Condensed milk : 2 cups
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Fresh Cream: 8 tbsp
  • Saffron strands: 10 to 15
  • Pistachios: 6 pieces
  • Blanched almonds: 2 tbsp (For garnishing)

Preparation:

In a large bowl, add the ground almonds, cream and condensed milk and them together until thick. Save it for later. Take milk in a saucepan and heat it over high flame to boil. When it starts boiling, add the saffron strands to it. Mix it well and remove it from the flame. Let it cool.

Then, add the previously prepared almond mixture into it and blend well, until it reaches a thick and creamy consistency. Heat another pan over moderate flame and add coarsely chopped pistachios and almonds in to it and dry roast them for few seconds.

Add this to the Kulfi mixture, saving a little of this for final garnishing. Mix well and pour the mixture into the kulfi moulds of your choice. Cover the top with a butter paper. Keep it in the freezer until it is set.

When it is set, remove it from the mould and sprinkle some of the reserved pistachios and almonds. Serve it chilled and enjoy!!

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Health News Technology

Safa and Marwa, the rare conjoined twins from Pakistan were successfully separated in Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. The twins were born by caesarian section in early January 2017 in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The two year old twins had undergone three major operations to separate their heads at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Safa and Marwa

They had their first operation at the age of just 19 months in October 2018.

This was a very rare case where the girls were craniopagus twins, with their skulls and blood vessels fused together. Craniopagus twins are those who will be fused at the cranium.

According to Britain’s National Health Service, one in every 2.5 million births produces conjoined twins and only 5% of them are fused at the head.

The hospital had previously separated craniopagus twins in 2006 and 2011, which was all successful.

The technology of virtual reality and 3D printing had been used in the surgery, for creating an exact model of the girls’ anatomy. This helped the doctors to view the complex structure of their skulls as well as the positioning of their brains and blood vessels.

Four major operations with a total time of 55 hours had been done in this medical case with about 100 medical staff included. Reports said that all the amount was funded by a private donor.

The girls were discharged from the hospital and sent with their mother Zainab and their grandfather Mohammad Sadat Hussain.

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