APTN National NewsBritish Columbia’s NDP leader Adrian Dix says that if he’s elected premier he would withdraw from the current environmental assessment of the Northern Gateway pipeline project and set up a made-in B.C. review instead.As APTN National News reporter Tina House finds out, a First Nation in North Vancouver wants the same principles applied to Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans-Mountain pipeline route.
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (up 72.04 points to 16,092.20, a record high)Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $2.44, or 14.41 per cent, to $19.37 on 14.7 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 33 cents, or 10.51 per cent, to $3.47 on 14.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down one cent, or 0.32 per cent, to $3.12 on 13.8 million shares.IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Up 1.5 cents, or 75.00 per cent, to 3.5 cents on 12.8 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 37 cents, or 9.49 per cent, to $4.27 on 6.8 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 69 cents, or 8.90 per cent, to $8.44 on 5.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up 70 cents, or 4.75 per cent, to $15.43 on 2.4 million shares. Valeant has signed a deal to sell its Sprout Pharmaceuticals subsidiary to the company’s former owners, two years after buying it for $1 billion in cash. Under the deal, Valeant will receive a six per cent royalty on sales of the female sexual health drug Addyi starting 18 months from the signing of the sale agreement. The agreement also ends a legal dispute between Sprout’s former owners and Valeant.
“The United Nations is the organisation that we, the Member States, created, following two devastating world wars. The promise that was made in the Charter that came into effect on 24th October 1945, was to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, and uphold instead, respect for dialogue, diplomacy, international cooperation and an international rules-based-system,” he said. Kariyawasam said that having almost driven itself to self-isolation, the people of Sri Lanka once again took destiny into their hands, and took the bold step, through democratic means, on the 8th of January 2015, to bring the nation back from the depths of isolation onto respectability on the international stage. “Shedding divisive practices, and futile arguments that we were engaged in with the international community, we stood up once again with confidence to take responsibility for all our citizens, and to recommit to upholding the values and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations,” he said.The Foreign Secretary said that the United Nations exists and works for “We the Peoples” and has been in the forefront in drawing attention to the greatest problems faced by mankind. The Government says it will continue to honour the United Nations Organisation and its work and also engage with the United Nations, and its systems and procedures.Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, speaking at the 72nd United Nations Day held at the UN compound in Colombo today, said that Sri Lanka’s relationship with the UN is at present, probably at the best it has ever been. “It has helped lift populations across the world out of poverty. It has helped promote democracy, and make the world safer for children, women, and the vulnerable. It has helped draw communities across the world, closer, and it has helped build strong partnerships and forge greater ties. Of course, the challenges before us in the world seem daunting. Effects of climate change, conflict, refugees, rise of violent extremism and intolerance, threats to human rights, terrorism. We see “we the people” suffer as a result of these human-made phenomena on a daily basis around the world. Yes, these do pose considerable challenges. Yet, it is my firm belief that no matter how hard it may seem, or how challenging it may be, it is by upholding the values upon which the United Nations was founded – pluralism, human rights, respect for diversity, and the principle of working together – that we can overcome the problems that the world is faced with,” he added.He also said that the United Nations must take the lead to create awareness among people and inspire people that we are ultimately one human family, and that we must work together for the benefit of all. (Colombo Gazette)
Mr. Annan’s spokesman said in a statement that the Secretary-General was “delighted” by the signing in Arawa, Bougainville, of a comprehensive Political Agreement that covers the crucial issues of autonomy, referendum and weapons disposal. “In his view, the parties to the Agreement, and all others concerned, are to be congratulated on the wisdom and foresight they have shown in reaching the Agreement,” the statement said. The Secretary-General also commended the Peace Monitoring Group, comprising representatives from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Vanuatu, for the important role it played in the peace process. According to the spokesman, Mr. Annan was especially glad that the United Nations, through the work of its Political Office in Bougainville, had been able to make a contribution to national reconciliation and expressed the readiness of that Office to assist the parties in the task of implementing the historic Agreement, and “particularly disposing of their weapons, on which, he hopes, they will now focus.” “The surrender of weapons by the combatants would clear the way for post-conflict peace-building activities, which in turn can help ensure that the people of Bougainville benefit materially from the return of peace to the island,” the statement said.
Senate GOP Leader McConnell says he sees no hope for tax reform this year; blames Democrats WASHINGTON – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he sees no hope for enactment of tax overhaul legislation this year, and blames the Democrats for trying to use the issue to raise revenue by $1 trillion.The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday the object of overhauling the tax code should be making the nation more competitive, not raising more money for the government.McConnell’s comments undercut the Republican chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan. He is expected to outline his plan for overhauling the tax code on Wednesday.The senator’s remarks also marked the second time recently that McConnell has effectively pronounced major legislation dead for the year. Earlier this winter, he said he didn’t see how Congress would be able to approve an immigration bill. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 25, 2014 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Celebration in Ohio Stadium after the Buckeyes beat No. 2 Penn State 39-38 on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s come-from-behind 39-38 victory against Penn State, the Buckeyes rose to No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Penn State dropped from No. 2 to No. 7.The Buckeyes will hope to defend its ranking when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to play Iowa Saturday at 3:30 p.m.No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia, No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 5 Notre Dame round out the top five in the rankings.The Big Ten featured five teams in the top 25. Along with Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin, Michigan State remained in the poll, but moved down to No. 24 after its 39-31 loss to Northwestern.AP Poll Alabama (59) Georgia (2) Ohio State Wisconsin Notre Dame Clemson Penn State Oklahoma Miami (FL) TCU Oklahoma State Washington Virginia Tech Iowa State UCF Auburn USC Stanford LSU North Carolina State Mississippi State Memphis Arizona Michigan State Washington State
moments after the fire startedA fire in the wee hours of Friday morning has completely razed a wooden shack occupied by at least three men described as “nuisance and junkies”. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined but this online publication understand that it started after a lighted cigarette was left on a mattress.Based on reports received, the fire started at about 3:00h and an alarm was raised. Neighbours rushed to the scene and were able to contain the blaze to one location. By the time the fire tenders arrived at the scene, the wooden shack was completely gutted.The aftermath of the fireOne neighbour recalled that he was awakened by loud sounds emanating from the yard next door and upon checking, he realised that the house was on fire. Without hesitation, he explained that his relative went into firefighting mode.‘We jump up, put on the water pump and started to soak our home because a few years ago, the same shack was set on fire and our home received severe damage… we had to spend like $3 million to repair”.He added that they were not taking any chances this time around. He explained that on a daily basis, several “drunk men” would assemble and drink all day.“Initially it was four brothers who occupied the house, one went to jail and the other in the bush but every day is a session at the house… drinking and cussing”, the man stated.The Guyana Fire Service and the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related4 homeless as fire guts Princes Street homeJune 12, 2017In “latest news”One homeless after fire destroys ‘shack’December 12, 2016In “latest news”Meten-Meer-Zorg property goes up in flames…residents claim firefighters took too long to arrive on sceneMarch 12, 2016In “latest news”
Pick Szeged played their first match of the 2013/14 league season on home ground against the Hungarian National Youth Team. Still suffering from failing to qualify to the CL against Metalurg, Pick players made far too many mistakes in attack. The youngsters kept the pace well until the 13th minute (5-4), but Pick’s lead was not in danger after that thanks to their tight defence and slowly improving attack (24th minute 11-5). The first half ended with a five-goal difference to the home team (13-8)In the second half several saves by Tóth and some lovely wing goals from Garcia Parrondo quickly increased Pick’s lead to 9 goals (42th minute 19-10). The young players were getting more and more tired while Vranjes’s scoring performance improved dramatically. The biggest goal of the match also came from the Bosnian pivot, who scored from 25 meters while the opponent’s goalkeeper was drinking…Although the end result suggests a very easy victory for Pick Szeged, they still have a lot of work to do especially to improve their attack.Pick Szeged-Hungarian National Youth Team 30-16 (13-8)Best scorers: Vranjes, Larholm 5, Ancsin, Garcia Parrondo, Zubai 4ARTICLE: Gábor VárkonyiPHOTO: SZEGEDMA.HU ← Previous Story FIRST TIME IN EUROPE: New York City THC to play in London! Next Story → Rhein Neckar Lowen get Rajko Prodanovic on loan! HungaryPick Szeged
All hail SSDs! Clock speeds and CPU performance have skyrocketed over the years, but we are quickly reaching a point where the latest and greatest processor doesn’t do a lot for performance on a day-to-day basis. Yet until the last couple years, most of us were shackled with the clunky old spinning hard drives.Until last 12-18 months, SSDs were in the $2 per GB of storage range, putting them out of reach for many consumers. Most users need a minimum of a ~100GB of storage or so and paying $200+ for that didn’t present a good value. Now that prices have fallen well below $1/GB, we are seeing the so-called “sweet spot” of SSDs and adoption is skyrocketing.An SSD like this SanDisk Extreme 240GB will speed up nearly every aspect of your computer, from bootup to loading applications to copying files. When we say speed up, we really mean supercharge. The performance boost is huge, especially coming from a slower spinning drive, like a 5400rpm model common in many entry-level laptops.This drive sports a very generous 240GB of storage, making it more than suitable for most users as their single storage device. It will work right out of the box in most any recent laptop, though desktop users will need a simple, cheap bracket to hold it in place inside your tower. There are other great SSD deals going on right now as well, if you are looking for something less expensive and lower capacity.Visit LogicBuy for the SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA III SSD
Emergency personnel rescued a woman who was swimming Tuesday evening in the Columbia River, near the Interstate 5 bridge. The call came in at 5:07 p.m., describing someone possibly jumping from the bridge. Vancouver Fire Battalion Chief Dave Seabrook said he did not believe the woman jumped. He said she was distraught and swimming in the water near a bridge pillar.“We were very much concerned for her safety with the current and the eddies,” Seabrook said. At this time of the year, the current is typically 2 knots, or 2 to 3 mph, he said. It was not immediately clear how she ended up in the water or how she was rescued by the firefighters. Vancouver police Sgt. Mike Davis said the woman was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
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The original programming is geared towards fitness enthusiasts, from beginners to the advanced. According to Dawn Ostroff, president at Condé Nast entertainment, the company’s strategy is to leverage video to expand SELF’s audience. Last year’s ComScore’s Video Metrix report indicates that the company’s is certainly reaching a large audience, as its digital division was holistically ranked as a Top 25 Video Property. SELF magazine rolled out its new video channel on Feb. 5, which includes editorial-inspired original content.SELF’s new channel was developed along with Condé Nast Entertainment, and it becomes the eighth (GQ, Glamour, Style.com, Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, Vogue and Wired) to launch within the company’s video network. The content will be accessible on YouTube, as well as a dedicated video site, plus the brand has established syndication partnerships.”This dynamic programming extends SELF’s core print and digital experience to help more people live healthier and enjoy the process,” Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief at SELF, says in a release.
Marilyn Stewart is running for House District 21. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Alaska State House candidate Marilyn Stewart grew up in a family of Democrats in Alabama. Her first political job in Alaska was with Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles in community relations. Stewart later joined the Republican party when she began to feel the Democratic party wasn’t doing enough to elevate people from lower economic standings — especially for black Alaskans like her.Listen now“I would hear things like, ‘Well we gotta get those people to the polls to vote. Who in the black community should we reach out to that can galvanize these people and get them to the polls and vote?’” Stewart said. “Versus in the Republican party, the conversation we’re having is that we want prosperity, we want business opportunity for all.”Now a Republican running in District 21 in Anchorage, Stewart is a minority in several ways. A little less than 4 percent of the state is black, and a Pew research study found that about 10 percent of black people in America identify as conservative — with 3 percent calling themselves Republicans. If that holds true in Alaska, Stewart falls in a demographic that’s less than half of a percent of the state’s population.Alaska’s Legislature has always been overwhelmingly white. Even in the most diverse areas of the state, white Alaskans have almost always been elected to serve in Juneau. This year, there are seven black Alaskans running for the Legislature — six for the house and one for the senate. It’s an unusually high number.Anchorage NAACP president Kevin McGee says he’s never seen so many black candidates on the ballot.“Not to my knowledge, and like I said, I’ve been here since ’73,” McGee said.And four of the candidates are black Republicans — like Marilyn Stewart. They make up about 11 percent of the Republicans running for the state House.Tuckerman Babcock chairs the Alaska Republican Party. He says the party doesn’t go out of its way to recruit diverse candidates. But he says the party has been encouraging minority candidates who show interest in Republican politics to seek prominent roles.“People who have traditionally not given the Republican Party any thought, despite their being moderate or conservative themselves, now they realize they are welcome, they are encouraged,” Babcock said.Ceezar Martinson is running for House District 20. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media)All four black Republicans running for the House ran unopposed in the primary elections, something Babcock attributed to the support of the party for these candidates. But they’ll have an uphill battle to win the general election. All are running for office in districts that have been long represented by Democrats. Ceezar Martinson is running to fill the District 20 seat of retiring Democratic Representative Les Gara.The other black Republican candidates are Marcus Sanders, running against incumbent Andy Josephson for House District 17, and Stanley Wright who’s challenging incumbent Ivy Spohnholz in House District 16. Both black Democrats running for the state House are running in conservative districts. Danyelle Kimp is running against Republican Nancy Dahlstrom in House District 13 to replace outgoing Representative Dan Saddler. Dennis Harris is running to unseat incumbent Louise Stutes in House District 32.Martinson says that he’s encouraged that, even if he and the other candidates don’t all win, they are showing a diversity of thought among black Americans.“And it’s been an honor to run with all of them, because I think all of us have a diversity of background and experience that we have brought to our races and to the discussions that we’re having around different issues,” Martinson said. “And I think it’s really elevated the conversation.”Elvi Gray-Jackson. (Alaska Public Media stock photo)One of the black candidates running for office who has a clearer path to victory is Democrat Elvi Gray-Jackson, the sole candidate running for the Senate. Gray-Jackson has a career in Alaska politics that stretches back to the 90s with her service for and on the Anchorage Assembly. She’s also running against Republican Jim Crawford to replace outgoing Democratic Senator Berta Gardner in a very liberal district.Gray-Jackson has worked locally to help recruit diverse candidates for the Democratic Party, and she says that diversity for its own sake can’t be a minority candidate’s sole platform.“I happen to be African American, but the people that I’m going to represent are not all African Americans,” Gray-Jackson said. “We have a diverse community. I represent everybody. I work for all the people, not just people who look like me, but I work for all the people.”Local NAACP president McGee says that even though most black Alaskans identify with the Democratic party, issues-focused campaigns are a common thread among all of the candidates of color running for office.“If people are honest with themselves, you get an honest approach to seeking out solutions,” McGee said. “Now if you just go in there and say, ‘I’m a Democrat, and I’m only gonna look at the Democratic side of things,’ that’s not right either.”McGee says he’s hopeful that seeing higher numbers of minority candidates in general will encourage those who thought politics wasn’t for them to reconsider.Correction: This story has been updated to reflect a seventh black candidate for the legislature: Dennis Harris, a Democrat running for House District 32.
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Former BDA chairman and IAS officer T Sham Bhatscreengrab [Representational Image]An FIR has been registered against the former BDA chairman and IAS officer T Sham Bhat along with two others by the police for their involvement in a defraud case.The Fir was registered following the complaint given by a Sub-Inspector (SI) of City Armed Reserve (CAR) Siddaiah. According to the complaint filed by Siddaiah, the former IAS officer along with one of his colleagues from the armed reserve, retired SI Pradeep and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader Dhanraj had taken money from him promising an SI post at the excise department.But after the complainant paid money the accused cheated him and did not keep their promise. According to the reports, Siddaiah is a native of Tumakuru and his son had met the JD-S leader through Pradeep back in 2017, after he promised his son of getting the post, once the payment was made.Dhanraj had claimed that he knew Sham Bhat very well, who was then the chairperson of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC). He said that if Siddaiah can arrange Rs 20 lakh, he will be able to get a job for Siddaiah’s son. Believing him, Siddaiah paid Rs 10 lakh as advance. The accused told Siddaiah that that money had reached Bhatt and that his son’s job had been confirmed, reports Deccan Herald.As Siddaiah eagerly waited for the announcement of results, he came to know that his son’s name was not mentioned in the first list. And when he enquired about this, they confirmed that the name will be there on the second list. But Siddaiah got to know that he was cheated only when his son’s name was not there on the second list also.However, he demanded back the advance amount which he had paid, but the accused only paid him Rs 3 lakh back, which made him file a complaint against the trio.
Chris Gayle.Kai Schwoerer/Getty ImagesWest Indies hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle has not been picked for the West Indies Test squad which will face India in the two-match Test series which starts from August 22. The 39-year-old batsman wanted to play the series but he was not considered by the West Indies Cricket Board, instead spin bowling all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall was selected.Off-spinner Cornwall has picked up 260 wickets from the 55 first-class games he has played and is the leading bowler in the regional circuit in the four-day tournament.Robert Haynes, the head of Cricket West Indies’s interim selection panel, said, according to ESPNCricinfo, that the off-spinner’s consistent performances in recent times have earned him a place in the Test squad.”Rahkeem has been performing consistently over a long period of time and has proven to be a match-winner, so we believe his elevation to the Test squad is merited at this time,” he told ESPNCricinfo. Rahkeem Cornwall.TwitterThe interim chief selector further went on to say that the spinner is also good with the bat and they expect him to make a valuable contribution in the five-day format of the game.”We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce. He can also lend a bit of depth to the batting, so we are looking forward to him coming into the squad and making a valuable contribution,” he added.Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph who has the best bowling figures in IPL history also did not get his place in the squad as he is still recovering from an injury. He suffered a tear in his right arm and was last seen in IPL playing for Mumbai Indians.Haynes said that they did not want to risk the pacer keeping in mind the upcoming tours.”Alzarri is undergoing remedial work and we are monitoring his recovery. But we do not think he is ready yet for last five days of a gruelling Test match. He represents a key part of West Indies future and we do not want to rush him back. We have two important series coming up later in the year in India and we want to be very careful how his recovery is managed.”Chris Gayle, after the World Cup, had said that he will retire from international cricket after India’s tour of West Indies and would like to play in the Tests as well.
Employment in the country’s industrial sector has declined over the years, finance minister AMA Muhith acknowledged in his budget speech on Thursday.He squrely blamed it on automation and the use of advanced technology in the sector.The share of total employment in the industry was 22.3 per cent in 2010 and it declined to 20.3 per cent in 2016-17 financial year, he said.“The contribution of the industry sector to employment generation is not up to the expected level… despite the availability of sufficient manpower in the labour market, their employment opportunity is not expanding as expected because of automation and the use of advanced technology in the industry sector,” the finance minister said in his speech.Muhith also admitted that because of skills deficiency in the local manpower, the middle and high level management positions are being manned by the experts from neighbouring countries.”Their replacement will require substantial skill enhancement of local manpower. If it is possible, this would, on the one hand will save huge amount of foreign currency while creating opportunity for productive and decent employment of our own manpower,” he said.The finance minister also acknowledged that foreign direct investment and private investment did not improve at expected level.“We are seriously reviewing the fact that despite building investment-friendly infrastructure, development of the energy sector, necessary facilities and support for setting up industry, simplifying the rules and regulations, foreign direct investment and private investment did not pick up as expected,” he said.He said that the government has taken steps to identify the obstacles and is taking actions for their removal.“I firmly believe that with the ushering in a stable and advanced economy after 2015 we will be able to promote further investment while attracting more foreign investment,” he said.Referring to establishment of 76 economic zones so far, the finance minister expressed hope that once they house industrial units, export earnings will increase by additional US$40 billion and 10 million more jobs will be created.
Popular on Variety YouTube’s next original series — timed to dovetail with this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup — will follow the creators of popular YouTube soccer channel F2Freestylers on their global footballing adventures.“F2 Finding Football,” produced by Whistle Sports, will premiere on the F2Freestyler’s YouTube channel on June 13. The original series follows soccer-skill specialists Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch, the duo behind F2Freestylers. Part travel show, part sports show, “F2 Finding Football” features the guys kicking a ball through narrow alleyways of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, mashing up trick-shots and tango in Buenos Aires, and eating live shrimp in Thailand.In the show, the F2 travel around the world, visiting football pitches including in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, France and Thailand, where they also meet up with celebrity guests. The F2Freestylers channel has garnered more than 1.3 billion views to date on YouTube. “It’s been an unbelievable experience creating this series,” Wingrove and Lynch said in a statement provided by Whistle Sports. “Whether it be a loyal football fan or someone who’s never seen a pitch, this show will give an unforgettable glimpse into how our beloved game is played around the world, just as many of these incredible countries are about to play on football’s biggest stage.”The first episode, premiering on June 13, will be free for to view, as will the second episode. The rest of the eight-episode series will be available exclusively to subscribers of the YouTube Premium $12-per-month plan (supplanting the previous $10 YouTube Red tier). Currently, YouTube Premium is available only in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea.“At YouTube, we are continuing to invest in incredible European creators and the stories they want to share with the whole world,” said Luke Hyams, head of YouTube originals in EMEA. “‘F2 Finding Football’ is a show that will captivate global audiences as it explores the many ways people are inspired by the beautiful game in some of the most football-obsessed countries in the world.”Another soccer-themed original on YouTube is “Training Days,” produced by James Corden and Fulwell 73. The free, ad-supported series featuring comedian-actor Jack Whitehall training with the world’s top soccer players debuted May 9 on Whitehall’s YouTube channel.New York-based Whistle Sports run a creator network with more than 500 partners. In addition to the F2, those include extreme-adventurer DevinSuperTramp, Dude Perfect, Nitro Circus, FaZe Clan, Team Edge and Guinness World Records. Whistle Sports’ investors include WndrCo, the mobile-content holding company co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg; NBC Sports; Tegna; Sky Sports; and John Malone’s Liberty Global. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Growing up, I was always that kid who begged her parents to try all the new weird and wonderful flavors of her favorite junk food. That hasn’t changed as an adult, but I’ve got to watch what I eat more than ever these days. That doesn’t change the fact that I want to try all the crazy new flavors of cookies and candy and cereal I write about regularly here, though. So when I heard Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts were coming back to store shelves after a long hiatus, I was over the moon. I remembered them from their brief availability period back in 2005 as part of the Kellogg’s Ice Cream Shoppe initiative, and I never got to try them. I didn’t get to taste the delicious Vanilla Milkshake Pop-Tarts either, and they’ve been resurrected, too.When it comes to Pop-Tart flavors, I typically go for Chocolate Chip, or any flavor I can find lying around that isn’t boring Cherry or Brown Sugar Cinnamon. I don’t get to eat a lot of Pop-Tarts these days since they’re loaded with sugar, but I was willing to make an exception for these bubblegum pink bad boys. So I was sent a couple of boxes of Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts to crack into and test, and you know what? They’re actually delicious. I mean, dangerously so. I can’t have these in the house anymore. These have to be my last box.Think about this. It’s a gorgeous rectangle of pink goodness with colorful sprinkles, filled with a thin, custard-like cream reminiscent of the legendary strawberry Creme-Savers, your favorite Starburst, or cheap strawberry ice cream. The good stuff that comes in those plastic cups that you pay $5 per dozen for, with little wooden spoons taped to each serving. The Pepto-Bismol pink filling is some of the creamiest I’ve ever tasted in a Pop-Tart except for the delicious Hot Fudge Sundae flavor (a personal favorite), and it’s oh so smooth going down. It’s also so painfully sweet I’m pretty sure it was the catalyst for a terrible toothache I acquired over the last few days, which began with my powering through two packs of these babies in two days.While you can, of course, eat them straight from the toaster or out of the package, which I prefer to do, the packaging suggests that you try freezing them. I did, and the consistency improves tenfold once they’ve chilled out for a good while. The pink creaminess is somehow further enhanced by the colder temperatures, so much so that they do begin to taste a bit like a real strawberry milkshake somehow, albeit with pastry pieces sprinkled in for good measure.The Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts should be a staple in the regular Pop-Tarts lineup going forward, but I know that all good things must come to an end. Hopefully, they’ll be out on store shelves a lot longer than they were during their initial run, because it’s absolutely criminal to take these away from snacking fans. Now make more with the same kind of delicious vanilla cream that’s in the Vanilla Milkshake version! Alas, I’ve already eaten my way through the two boxes gifted to me, but rest assured I’ll be on the hunt for more. Staring at Seagulls May Help Avoid Food TheftWe Now Know the DNA of Guacamole Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on target With Game of Thrones Season 8 less than a week away, many fans are trying to guess what will happen in the show’s finale. And Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the show, tried to keep quiet about the series’ ending on Jimmy Kimmel Live, as he was asked many fan theory questions in front of an audience.“I’m a terrible liar,” Coster-Waldau said in the clip, which was shared on YouTube Wednesday morning. “So this might be it.” Coster-Waldau responded to many fan theories, including those that focused on his character killing his sister, Cersei Lannister, Arya Stark using Jaime’s face to kill Cersei, and Jon Snow becoming the Night King. In response, to the Jaime killing Cersei theory, Coster-Waldau said, “That’s a theory. Yeah. It makes sense though, if you think about it.”After discussing Game of Thrones fan theories, Jimmy Kimmel asked Coster-Waldau if he’s read any fan theories that were correct about the show’s finale. Coster-Waldau responded, “Yeah, some. But, I’ve never read anyone who got the whole thing.”He added, “When I read it the first time, I was blown away. I wrote to Dan and David, the two creators. I don’t know how you did it, but I can’t imagine a better way of ending the show.” (All the chills here.)Game of Thrones airs on HBO on Sunday, April 14. You can refresh yourself on all the series’ major episodes before the big day here.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners: ‘We Want People to Love’ the FinaleNew ‘Game of Thrones’ Teasers Show Powerful Ties and White Walker Aftermath‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Crash Kit Harington’s ‘SNL’ Sketch