Nothing goes to waste in her kitchen - Nation

Known popularly as Fat Mama, Cordero does not believe in throwing away leftover food but will think of creative ways of making dishes. Do you think those they serve you at hotels are made with fresh bread?” the 63-year-old quipped. Even if unfinished food may appear ugly, Cordero shared a secret in making them appealing. “Some strong women feel hesitant to show their gentler side to their husbands, as if it is a sign of weakness. Speaking to reporters later, Cordero, who is the host of cooking show Good Cheap Eats, revealed that she will often think up new ways of cooking.

March 27, 2017 23:37 UTC

Senegal-Ivory Coast friendly abandoned after pitch invasion - Football

PARIS (Reuters) - An international friendly between African rivals Senegal and the Ivory Coast near Paris was abandoned on Monday as fans invaded the pitch and confronted the players, local media reported. The players were told by French referee Tony Chapron to return to the dressing rooms before the game was abandoned. Sadio Mane had opened the scoring for Senegal with a penalty after 68 minutes but Gohi Cyriac equalised three minutes later. Senegal were disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when a riot caused their playoff with Ivory Coast in Oct. 2012 to be abandoned after missiles, stones, bottles and firecrackers were thrown onto the pitch in Dakar. That match was abandoned after 78 minutes with Ivory Coast leading 2-0 thanks to a double from Didier Drogba, whose penalty sparked the violence involving large numbers of Senegal fans.

March 27, 2017 23:26 UTC

Kerber, Pliskova reach Miami quarters, Muguruza retires - Tennis

(Reuters) - Top seeds Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova reached the Miami Open quarter-finals while French Open champion Garbine Muguruza retired from her match with Caroline Wozniacki after dropping the first set. German Kerber, the top seed, cruised by Japanese qualifier Risa Ozaki 6-2 6-2 while Czech second seed Pliskova beat 15th-seeded compatriot Barbora Strycova 6-1 6-4. Kerber was barely tested in her 62-minute match during which she displayed a great arsenal of shots and was all over her opponents' serve. Sixth seed Muguruza took a medical timeout after dropping the first set 7-6(1) to Wozniacki after feeling dizzy and decided she was unable to continue against the Dane. With the win, Wozniacki advanced to sixth quarter-final in seven 2017 events.

March 27, 2017 21:11 UTC

F1 opener puts overtaking in the spotlight - Motorsport

"What overtaking?," said Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa when the Williams driver was asked how difficult it had been to get past rivals. Melbourne's Albert Park has never ranked high on the list of circuits with the most overtaking manoeuvres but fans saw hardly any after the opening lap. The cars are creating far more downforce, taking some corners flat out and throwing out more turbulent air that makes it harder for followers to get close. The next race is on April 9 in Shanghai, a circuit that last year saw more overtaking than any other with 128 passes. If there are far fewer cars overtaking there, then Formula One has a problem.

March 27, 2017 18:11 UTC

Argentina bring in Pratto for banned Higuain against Bolivia - Football

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina have replaced suspended striker Gonzalo Higuain with Sao Paulo's Lucas Pratto in a much-changed side to face Bolivia in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in La Paz, said coach Edgardo Bauza. Higuain was cautioned in Thursday's 1-0 home win over Chile and is suspended for the Bolivia match, along with fellow regulars Javier Mascherano, Lucas Biglia and Nicolas Otamendi, all of whom picked up yellow cards. Guido Pizzaro and Ever Banega will start in midfield for Biglia and Mascherano, while forward Sergio Aguero drops out. "We want to win in La Paz but we all know that it's not easy, the altitude is a constraint," Bauza told reporters. Argentina have struggled in the qualifiers so far and have failed to win their last three away games.

March 27, 2017 16:52 UTC



Man City fined 35,000 pounds for failing to control players - Football

(Reuters) - Manchester City have been fined 35,000 pounds by the English FA after they accepted a misconduct charge for the way their players reacted to a 50th minute penalty in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Liverpool on March 20. City were charged by the FA last week after their players surrounded referee Michael Oliver who had awarded Liverpool a spot kick following a foul by Gael Clichy on Roberto Firmino. Former City player James Milner converted the penalty after Clichy, who had raised his boot on Firmino, and David Silva were booked. Some City players continued to remonstrate afterwards. "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today (Monday 27 March 2017), Manchester City have been fined 35,000 pounds after the club admitted an FA misconduct charge," the governing body said in a statement.

March 27, 2017 16:30 UTC

Heavy rain causes flash floods around Butterworth - Nation

BUTTERWORTH: Heavy rain caused flash floods in several areas around Butterworth on Monday, leaving vehicles stranded along the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) near here. State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said that heavy rain which started at 3pm caused both Sungai Pertama and Sungai Perai to overflow and resulted in flash floods in several areas. "About 50 houses were flooded between 0.3 meters to 0.6 metres but there was no evacuation as flood waters receded about two hours later," he said when contacted here today. One of the victims, 38-year-old K.Saraswaty said she was at home and watching television when a sudden heavy downpour resulted in flood waters gushing into her house. She said, together with her two daughters, they moved all valuables and electrical appliances to higher ground to prevent the goods from being damaged by flood waters.

March 27, 2017 16:07 UTC

Sweden winger Forsberg ready for Ronaldo challenge - Football

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - After a season in which he has been of vital importance for both club and country, some comparisons between Sweden winger Emil Forsberg and Cristiano Ronaldo may be obvious, but the 25-year-old Swede is very much his own man. "Every football player looks at some players and gets inspiration from them, but I don't look too much," he said with a wry smile. Full of energy and preferring to start on the left and cut inside onto his favoured right foot, there are plenty of similarities between Forsberg and Ronaldo. "I had one favourite player when I was younger - it was Ryan Babel. "He was my favourite player, but after that I didn't have so many favourite players.

March 27, 2017 15:11 UTC

Snowboard - Canada's McMorris in hospital after backcountry crash - Other Sports

(Reuters) - Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, a bronze medallist at the Sochi Olympics, is in a Vancouver hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a backcountry snowboarding accident, Canada Snowboard said on Monday. McMorris suffered a fractured jaw, fractured left arm, ruptured spleen, a stable pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed left lung on Saturday and had to be airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital, where he has undergone several surgeries. The 23-year-old, who claimed bronze in slopestyle in Sochi, is expected to recover in time to compete at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Games, where he is expected be a gold medal contender in the new Olympic discipline of Big Air. The accident marks a dark end to a brilliant season that saw McMorris win three X Games medals and two Crystal Globes, including the Big Air title and another as the overall Freestyle World Cup champion. "Mark has shown incredible resilience and commitment to recovering from injury and we know that Pyeongchang 2018 will be a strong motivation for his comeback," said Canada Snowboard’s executive director, Patrick Jarvis in a statement.

March 27, 2017 15:11 UTC

Thiago is Spain's heir to Xavi but a painful reminder for Barca - Football

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona and Spain have been searching for a player to hold their teams together like glue, orchestrating the midfield as Xavi Hernandez used to do for club and country. Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara seems the natural heir to Xavi, who left Barcelona in 2015 having retired from Spanish international the previous year. But although Julen Lopetegui has made the 25-year-old Thiago a key cog in Spain’s midfield, it is significantly harder for Barcelona to bring back their former player. With Xavi retired and his long-time partner Andres Iniesta, entering his final years at the top level, the onus is on the likes of Thiago to assume the mantle. If Thiago does succeed with Spain, Barcelona will have an uncomfortable reminder of what might have been for them — unless they are willing to pay a high price to bring him back to the Nou Camp.

March 27, 2017 15:11 UTC

Bravo pours cold water on talk of Man City exit - Football

(Reuters) - Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has dismissed media reports suggesting he is looking for a move away from the Premier League club after he lost his place in the starting line-up to Willy Caballero last month. "It's all false, that I'm looking for another place to play and that I want to leave," the 33-year-old Chilean told the Manchester Evening News. "The issue that I was not playing came out, many examples of fake news have come out. It's a good team, so we need to fight hard to get three points," the 20-year-old Nigerian told City's website (www.mancity.com). "We are in a good position in the Premier League, we keep fighting and focus on the next games."

March 27, 2017 14:48 UTC

Naked man rescued from ledge of high-rise building - Nation

PETALING JAYA: A naked man was rescued by the Fire and Rescue Department after dangerously pacing along the ledge of a high-rise building. During the incident which took place at 3pm on Monday, the man, believed to be a mentally-ill foreign national, was successfully coaxed by Fire and Rescue personnel from allegedly attempting suicide at a condominium in Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur. The man, who was stark naked, was seen walking back and forth along the 14th floor ledge of the condominium while onlookers watched from below. He was handed over to police after he was rescued. A viral video of the man has been circulating on social media.

March 27, 2017 14:48 UTC

Lauda puts Bottas on a level with Rosberg - Motorsport

LONDON (Reuters) - Niki Lauda has hailed Valtteri Bottas's debut for Formula One world champions Mercedes as "incredible" and suggested the Finn's retired predecessor Nico Rosberg would have done no better. Bottas started and finished third in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, with his team mate and triple champion Lewis Hamilton second behind Ferrari's race winner Sebastian Vettel. He could not have done a better job," said retired triple world champion Lauda, who is non-executive chairman and a shareholder in the team. "I expected Bottas, in a new car with a new team, with the help of the team to get quicker. "I don't think he would have been worse than Nico if Nico would have raced here.

March 27, 2017 14:37 UTC

Ademi doping ban reduced from four to two years - Football

ZURICH (Reuters) - Dinamo Zagreb and Macedonia midfielder Arijan Ademi has had his doping ban reduced from four years to two by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the sporting tribunal said on Monday. The 25-year-old tested positive for stanozolol following his team's 2-1 Champions League win over Arsenal in September 2015. CAS said he blamed it on a "supplement he had been prescribed following an injury (that) had been contaminated with the banned substance." (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Gareth Jones)

March 27, 2017 14:03 UTC

Defoe's experience can help England, says Lallana - Football

(Reuters) - England will benefit from the wealth of experience veteran striker Jermain Defoe brings to their young squad, midfielder Adam Lallana said after the 34-year-old scored in Sunday's 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Lithuania. "You can't win things with just kids and inexperience and it is great to have someone like (Defoe) around the camp," Lallana told British media. Lallana also saw no reason why Defoe, who has scored 20 goals in 56 appearances for England, cannot become a regular fixture for the country in time for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. "His enthusiasm for the game is really refreshing and it is great for people in our squad to see. He is a great role model for everyone in the squad," the Liverpool midfielder added.

March 27, 2017 14:03 UTC




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