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Reliance cancels VGO cargo buy from Nayara on FCC shutdown - sources

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - India's Reliance Industries, operator of the world's biggest refining complex, has cancelled lifting of vacuum gas oil (VGO) cargo from local refiner Nayara Energy due to shutdown of its gasoline making unit, three sources said on Thursday.<p>Reliance on Wednesday …

Exports

IEA warns of 'worrying trend' as global investment in renewables falls

The world’s energy watchdog has sounded the alarm over a “worrying” pause in the shift to clean energy after global investment in renewables fell 7% to $318bn (£240bn) last year.<p>The International Energy Agency said the decline is set to continue into 2018, threatening energy security, climate …

Renewable Energy

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Disease

Oklahoma beheading suspect regains consciousness, interviewed by police

Police in Oklahoma said Saturday they've interviewed the man who allegedly beheaded a 54-year-old woman at his former workplace.<p>Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was shot inside the Vaughn Food processing plant but regained consciousness in the hospital, said Jeremy Lewis, spokesman for the Moore police …

UN: 1 Million Somalis at Risk of Hunger

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, and at least 200,000 …

'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN

"The situation will have long-lasting impacts on farmers' livelihoods and rural economies."<p>The Ebola outbreak has killed 1552 people and infected …

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars

Home > Recipes by Category > Bar Desserts > Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars<p>September 15, 2014 // 22 <i>Comments »</i><p>I’ve talked ad nauseam about how much …

Dessert

Slowcooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

I love September. Where I live it’s that strange transition month where Mother Nature is super confused so sometimes it’s miserably hot and sometimes …

Shells & Cheese (with Bacon & Peas)

Sometimes you feel like making macaroni and cheese that involves whipping up a roux, then making a white sauce, then adding cheese to make it a …

Microfinance: The Solution to Global Poverty?

I spent two months this summer living in a rural village in Western Kenya where I taught optimistic, bright women basic accounting skills, coached them in computer literacy, and led community development exercises. I arrived animated and eager to achieve every goal outlined on my job description, …

The Real Questions We Should Be Asking About #WhyIStayed

On September 8, 2014, TMZ leaked camera footage that showed American football running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée, now-wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator. Since the video's release, Ray Rice's contract with the Baltimore Ravens has been terminated, and he has been indefinitely …

British tourists murdered in Thailand

Two young British tourists who met while backpacking have been murdered after partying on a beach at a popular island resort in southern Thailand.<p>David Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth, were found half-naked with several deep wounds to their bodies near a …

Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actor alleges racial bias after being held by LA police

An actor who starred in the Oscar-winning movie Django Unchained has claimed she was handcuffed and detained by police officers in Los Angeles who assumed she was a prostitute, because she was kissing her white partner in his car.<p>Daniele Watts, who is black and who played the slave CoCo in Quentin …

North Korean court sentences Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour

North Korea has sentenced an American citizen to six years of hard labour for entering the country illegally and committing "hostile acts" against the secretive state.<p>State media said Matthew Miller had been convicted after a brief court hearing on Sunday morning. The court refused him permission …

Women in South Sudan: ‘They attack us at toilets or where we collect water’

Women who fled the fighting to live in camps on UN bases risk harassment and sexual attack whenever they leave their tents<p>Julie Francis’s self-imposed curfew starts when the sun sets. The widowed mother of four has been living at the UN base outside Malakal since December, one of more than 17,000 …

How Can I Make My Hair Grow Faster?

<i>The Web puts answers to every conundrum at your fingertips, but do you really want to seek fashion and beauty counsel from whoever turns up at the</i> …

How to Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls

<b>Combine the ingredients for the dough:</b> In the bowl of a standing mixer (or a large bowl, if mixing by hand), stir the yeast into the warm water and …

Pinterest

I put the spelt loaf in your handbag darling…have a nice day at the office!<p><b>Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie</b><br>I wasn’t always a keen consumer of …

Peanut Butter–Honey Banana Bread Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Buttermilk Quick Bread

Mar 7, 2012 by lovelypantry<p>I’m quite fond of quick breads. I love how easy they are to make and the wide variety and variations of each recipe that I …

Comment on The Perfect Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookie by Patricia

Hi Rosie,I am a recently retired Secondary Educational Administrator and I missed my job so much, I wanted to find a challenge to replace those 40 …

Rosa’s Biscuits

Makes 24 Servings<p>Says Del Posto pastry chef Brooks Headley of these crisp, buttery-sweet biscuits, “Serving them hot is all that matters.”<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup sugar<p>2½ teaspoons baking powder<p>1½ teaspoons kosher salt, plus more<p>1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted …

6 Steps to a Smooth, Radiant Complexion

EVE LOM is one of the most sought-after skin care lines in the world, and for good reason. It’s been around for more than 25 years, catering to …

The Facial Mask Recipe You Need to Try Now

<i>Photo: laflor</i><p>Beauty routines can vary depending on culture and have likely been passed down from generation to generation. I’ve always loved learning …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

Hate to burst your bubble, glass lab gear. But plastic bubble wrap also works pretty well at running science experiments.<p>Scientists at Harvard University have figured out a way to use these petite pouches as an inexpensive alternate to glass test tubes and culture dishes. They even ran glucose …

When Wearable Tech Saves Your Life, You Won’t Take It Off

Wearable health tech promises to save lives, so startups like MC10 are working to create something you’ll never forget to put on.<p>The problem with wearables is that usually people stop wearing them. According to one recent report, one-third of users of activity-tracking wearables, like the Fitbit …