Island Jar hosts talk on transitioning to a vegan diet

Island Jar hosts talk on transitioning to a vegan diet

LITTLE CURRENT—A small gathering of folks came together on a recent Sunday afternoon at the Island Jar in Little Current to discuss veganism and to try out some new recipes. Workshop facilitator Ryan Hutchinson of Sandfield shared the story of his path to veganism and presented many arguments for switching to a vegan diet and its associated benefits while walking workshop participants through the preparation of vegan “cheese” and lasagna. Mr. Hutchinson stressed that while transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, or even if someone isn’t interested in converting to a…

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Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will play the role of a student before Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season nine, to be telecast on Sony TV at 9 pm on Friday. The recording of the episode was completed a few days ago. Anand was invited as a special guest and he ended up winning Rs 25 lakh on the hot seat. He answered seven questions, and was assisted a couple of times by IIT student Anup Kumar in the audience gallery. Anand was…

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Raghuram Rajan speaks on demonetisation, economy and life after RBI: Full text of interview

Raghuram Rajan speaks on demonetisation, economy and life after RBI: Full text of interview

Economist and former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan speaks to HT about the impact of demonetisation, the benefits of GST, Indians’ knack for ‘jugaad’ and working on building a liberal arts university in India. Q: Many congratulations on your new book. Already a lot of debate has been generated, specifically on demonetisation. I know you want to talk about a lot of things, but a few questions that still remain unanswered… A: That will remain unanswered. Q. You have talked about an RBI note to government on the preparations and the time required for demonetisation. Can you…

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Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

A brief training in mindfulness strategies may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol consumption, claim researchers (including one of Indian origin). After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness — which involves focusing on what is happening in the present moment — heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, researchers said. “We found that a simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut back, and the benefits can be seen quite quickly,” said Sunjeev Kamboj from University College London (UCL) in the…

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Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

A day after Nandan Nilekani returned to Infosys as chairman, former CEO Vishal Sikka said on Friday he had offered to leave with immediate effect as he saw no reason to continue in the company. Sikka’s resignation as CEO last week escalated the tensions between the founders and the management of India’s second largest software company. He was then named vice chairman. On Thursday, chairman R Seshasayee quit from his post along with two other directors and Sikka, who also tendered his resignation from the board. “With Nandan coming it,…

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Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

A brief training in mindfulness strategies may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol consumption, claim researchers (including one of Indian origin). After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness — which involves focusing on what is happening in the present moment — heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, researchers said. “We found that a simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut back, and the benefits can be seen quite quickly,” said Sunjeev Kamboj from University College London (UCL) in the…

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Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

US stocks regained ground on Friday, after it was confirmed President Donald Trump’s polarising adviser Steve Bannon would depart the White House. Three major indexes turned higher in mid-morning trading and were modestly up by early afternoon. Mr Bannon, a right-wing nationalist, helped shape the “America First” message of Mr Trump’s election campaign. He also supported some of Mr Trump’s more radical economic positions. In a recent interview with the left-leaning American Prospect magazine, Mr Bannon said the US was in an “economic war” with China, and called for aggressive…

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Culture travellers, take note. These 7 upcoming museums should be on your bucket list

Culture travellers, take note. These 7 upcoming museums should be on your bucket list

Some of 2017’s biggest museums are opening their doors in the final months of the year. Here’s a look at seven major art and design venues being inaugurated around the world between September and December. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Opening: September 9 Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ICA LA will reopen in a space designed by wHY in LA’s arts district. The inaugural exhibition “Martín Ramírez: His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation” explores the Mexican artist’s experiences as a migrant labourer during…

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Olenna Tyrell revealed a big secret she’d kept since season 4 on ‘Game of Thrones’

Olenna Tyrell revealed a big secret she’d kept since season 4 on ‘Game of Thrones’

Warning: Major spoilers for those who have not season “Game of Thrones” season 7 episode 3. A piece of information that Olenna Tyrell had kept a secret since season four on “Game of Thrones” was revealed Sunday night. In a shocking twist at the end of the episode, Highgarden is conquered by the Lannister army headed up by Jaime Lannister. As the battle quiets down, Jaime finds Olenna Tyrell, and the two have a brief conversation about the battle, and Cersei. Olenna then asks Jaime very casually how she’ll be…

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Sahara to move court against IRDAI’s decision on life insurance business

Sahara to move court against IRDAI’s decision on life insurance business

Chennai: The Sahara group on Sunday said it would approach the court against insurance regulator’s order of transferring life insurance policies of Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd to ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd. In a statement, the group said: “Sahara will pursue its remedy, against such approach of IRDAI, in the court of law.” “IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) appointed administrator for the reason best known to them and the said administrator secretly submitted a report to the IRDAI for transferring the business of Sahara Life…

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