Boeber - A sweet milk drink made by cooking vermicelli with dates, originating in South Africa Ghraybeh - These are a Middle Eastern shortbread cookie, which contain a pistachio on the top Sohan Asali - This is an Iranian pastry or sweet, made with honey, sugar, saffron, almond or other nuts Most read in News … [Read more...] about What is Eid al-Fitr and what food do people eat on this day?
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The chief executive, Simon Arora, said: “We are not expecting this current level of trading to continue as normal shopping patterns resume. There is also considerable uncertainty in relation to the progression of Covid-19 and the economic outlook, and it is therefore hard to predict future trading levels.” … [Read more...] about B&M buoyed by DIY sales boom in UK coronavirus lockdown
The prospective sale of WGPH could involve "raising new capital for the business, a divestment of a minority stake in WGPH, or a divestment of a majority stake in WGPH including a potential sale of the whole company", it said in a stock exchange announcement on Friday. … [Read more...] about Williams F1 team puts sale plan on starting grid
The song’s paternity is not in doubt. Michael was the only Jackson brother to learn the craft of record-making from their producers during the 1970s, and all the basic components are there in his 1981 demo. When he brought it to the Thriller sessions, however, Jones worried that the title might lead people to picture tennis player Billie Jean King and suggested changing it to Not My Lover. He wasn’t sure about the bassline either, which proves that even great producers can have moments of idiocy. When he tried to abbreviate the instrumental intro, Jackson protested, “But that’s the jelly!” – the funk. On every count, Jackson prevailed. … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 6, Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Music lovers may not thank him for that, but they should for adapting soul and Motown to the mainstream. Sure, soul singers such as James Brown and Aretha Franklin had made the big time before, but the pop industry thought of theirs as "black music", as if their art could somehow be boiled down to their ethnicity. Chuck Berry was pioneering rock'n'roll before Elvis, but it took the white boy from Tennessee to grab middle America's attention. No one had to make the breakthrough for Jackson, however, and in the early days he might have been able to sing with credibility that "it don't matter if you're black or white". By the time he sang those words, though, the surgical mauling of his features was well under way. Whatever the truth of his claim that the gradual whitening of his skin was down to the disease vitiligo, the thinned lips and reworked nose did not sit comfortably with his claim to being a proud African-American. … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson: The day the moonwalk died