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The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' index (PMI) rose to a seasonally adjusted 55.8 in November from 55.5 in October. "Latest survey data shows encouraging signs at the Canadian manufacturing sector as it continues to recover from the second quarter downturn," Shreeya Patel, an economist at IHS Markit, said in a statement. The output index stayed solidly in expansion territory, dipping to 55.1 from 55.2 in October, which was its highest in more than two years.
Germany, France and Britain urged the Trump administration in late October to reconsider broad, new sanctions against Iran’s banks, arguing that the move would deter legitimate humanitarian trade and hurt the allies’ common interests, diplomatic correspondence shows. Germany’s Bundesbank also kept a multi-billion-euro deposit facility open for Iranian banks, including two that faced fresh U.S. sanctions, giving Tehran a much-needed banking lifeline at a time its access to the global financial system was largely cut off, according to central bank data and interviews with bankers, Western diplomats and officials. The behind-the-scenes pushback to Washington and the extent of Germany’s support to Iranian trade in the face of U.S. sanctions have not been previously reported, and shed new light on the divergent approaches to Iran taken by President Donald Trump and the U.S. allies.
Don't use any more juniper than suggested or it will be too resinous. Prep time: 30 minutes, plus setting and freezing time | Cooking time: 20 minutes SERVES Six INGREDIENTS For the jellies 600ml apple juice 300ml sloe gin 3 strips orange rind 4 juniper berries, bruised Juice of 1 lemon 75g granulated sugar 9 small leaves gelatine (about 18g) For the ice cream 300ml milk 115g caster sugar 3 egg yolks ½ tsp vanilla extract 450ml sour cream 4 tbsp lemon juice METHOD To make the jelly, put all the ingredients except the gelatine in a pan and bring to just below the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer on a very low heat for five minutes. Set aside for 20 minutes. Put the gelatine in a dish and cover with cold water. Leave to soak for about three minutes. This amount makes for quite a soft set. If you are planning to turn out the jellies, use an extra leaf. Reheat the apple juice to blood temperature and strain into a jug. Gently squeeze out the water from the gelatine leaves and add them to the warm liquid, stirring to dissolve. Divide between six glasses or pudding moulds and leave to cool. Refrigerate the jellies to set them – at least six hours. To make the ice cream heat the milk with half of the sugar, stirring to dissolve. With an electric beater, whisk the rest of the sugar with the egg yolks until creamy-white and foamy. Bring the milk to scalding point again, add the vanilla and pour the milk on to the egg yolks, whisking all the time. Put in a heavy-bottomed pan or a bowl set over a pan of simmering water and heat gently to thicken, stirring all the time. The mixture must not overheat or the eggs will scramble. Run your finger across the back of the spoon; if it leaves a path in the mixture, the custard is ready. Immediately pour into a bowl sitting in some cold water and leave to cool. When the custard is cold, stir in the sour cream and lemon juice and either churn in an ice-cream machine, or put in a broad, shallow box and freeze for at least six hours. If you do this, you have to remove the box from the freezer and beat the mixture with an electric beater three times during the freezing process.
Fans of South Korean boyband BTS have reason to celebrate. The country’s parliament has passed now passed a law to allow globally recognized K-pop artists to postpone their mandatory military service to age 30. It's an amendment to the South Korea's Military Service Act. The act requires able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 28 to serve in the military for about two years as part of the country's efforts to guard against North Korea. But the new amendment that effects BTS is designed to provide exceptions for K-pop megastars who improve the country's cultural status and boost the economy. BTS’s oldest member is 27-year-old Jin who would have been closest to enlistment, but this amendment means he can go on making music with the band for some time to come. However, he and other band members have previously said they would fulfil their duties as required. There had been notable exceptions to the rule in the past. For example, athletes an become eligible for exemption for winning Olympic medals or a gold at the Asian games -- such as South Korea soccer captain Son Heung-min, who also plays for Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur. However, another K-pop star Psy, famous for his ‘Gangnam Style’ hit previously served two stints in the South Korean military.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that France was paying particular attention to negotiations around trade conditions and fisheries in talks over a Brexit deal, adding that the country's long term interests were at stake. "France will not accept a Brexit deal that does not respect our long term interests," Macron told a televised news conference with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, after meeting him in Paris.
This woman decided to introduce her grandparents to the world of online dating. What happens next is simply priceless!
Ireland rugby captain Johnny Sexton hit back at the critics on Tuesday, insisting the side had not gone backwards since Andy Farrell took over as head coach after last year's World Cup.
Stella is always happy to see her owners walk in the door, even if they only went outside for a second. This smile will for sure brighten your day, your week, your month, or even your year!
Members of the Mexican Navy rescued a puppy trapped in the middle of the floods in Tabasco, which, thanks to the care received, is safe in the company of its rescuers. Credit: Secretaría de Marina FB
In this video, Natalie Sideserf makes a realistic Beholder CAKE from Dungeons & Dragons! You won't believe it!
Ethiopia's nearly month-long war against rebellious northern forces may be transforming into a guerrilla conflict, experts said on Tuesday, even though federal troops declared victory after capturing the Tigrayan regional capital at the weekend. Fighting since Nov. 4 is believed to have killed thousands of people, as well as forcing refugees into Sudan, dragging in Eritrea, and worsening hunger and suffering among Tigray's more than 5 million people. Reports of clashes between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's soldiers and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) were still coming out of the region, though communications remain largely cut and outside access blocked.
Amazon Prime Video is rapidly becoming a major force in Latin America with its mix of local content, ambitious productions and compelling stories. Taking part in a Ventana Sur online conference, Pablo Iacoviello, Amazon Prime Video’s director of content for Latin America, and Javiera Balmaceda, Amazon Studios’ head of originals for Argentina, Chile and Colombia, […]
"A tinsy little pandemic kind of got in the way."
As previously announced, the Quibi app as of Tuesday (Dec. 1) is no longer operable — marking the quick and quiet end of Jeffrey Katzenberg's ill-fated $1.75 billion quest to carve out a new corner of the subscription streaming-video market. The Quibi app will remain on users' devices until they delete it. However, the app […]
Spare a thought for this year's Nobel Prize winners. Gone are the ball gowns, white tie and tails, concerts, banquets and adulation that come with arguably the world's most coveted awards. With the coronavirus pandemic tearing through Europe, celebrations this year will be modest and remote.
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The coach said he still hoped to be able to count upon forwards Luuk de Jong and Lucas Ocampos, who missed training on Tuesday, while he will be without first-choice goalkeeper Bono and forward Carlos Fernandez due to testing positive for COVID-19, plus injured midfielders Marcos Acuna and Suso. "A couple of our players have not been able to train (De Jong and Ocampos) and I hope we can get them back and not lose anyone else," Lopetegui told a news conference on Tuesday.
Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out in Europe this month, the companies said on Tuesday (Dec 1). That after they applied for EU emergency approval for the shot. It follows similar steps in the United States and Britain. In their pursuit of a European launch, Pfizer and BioNTech are neck-and-neck with rival Moderna. Moderna said on Monday it would ask the EU regulator to recommend conditional approval for its shot. U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech reported final trial results on November 18th. They showed their vaccine candidate was 95% effective in preventing COVID-19, with no major safety concerns. Any clearance in the EU and U.S. will be "conditional" or for "emergency use". That means developers must continue trials and provide more results as they emerge. The European Commission said on Monday that it is likely to give the final authorisation for the roll-out of vaccines days after the EU drug regulator approves them. The EMA said on Tuesday that it experts to have enough data from drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna to complete its reviews by December 29th and January 12th, respectively, at the latest. An effective immunisation is seen as the main weapon against the pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.4 million lives.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Edinson Cavani is ready to face his former club Paris St Germain in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Wednesday despite the furore over his social media post. Cavani is the subject of an FA investigation into an Instagram comment he made in response to a message of congratulations he received for his two-goal match-winning performance in Sunday's 3-2 Premier League victory at Southampton. United said there was "no malicious intent" behind the post.