Queen's Roger Taylor has revealed why Sacha Baron Cohen was dropped from Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic. The movie, which was released on October 24, stars Rami Malek as the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, but Sacha Baron Cohen was originally up for the role. The film looks at a 15-year period from Queen's origins to their Live Aid performance in 1985. Baron Cohen was set to play Mercury back in 2010 when the film was announced, but he pulled out in 2013. At the time, it was reported that he and Queen - who had script and director approval - weren't able to agree on the style of movie it should be. Baron Coehn said while Brian May was an "amazing musician" he wasn't a "great movie producer". “There are amazing stories about Freddie Mercury,” he said. “The guy was wild. There are stories of little people with plates of cocaine on their heads walking around a party.” In his mind: "They wanted to protect their legacy as a band." Now Roger Taylor, Queen's … [Read more...] about Why Sacha Baron Cohen was dropped from playing Freddie Mercury
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Fishing boat XTK191, known as Home Boy, returned to Kivukoni fish market in downtown Dar es Salaam at dawn one day last week. The 15 young men on board the old dhow dropped anchor and heaved their catch over the side for others to run it across the beach to where hundreds of traders milled. Within an hour of landing in eastern Africa’s largest fish market, Home Boy’s fish, crabs, prawn, lobsters, tuna, squid and shark pups were being sold in impromptu auctions, along with the catches of several dozen other boats. But it was another disappointing voyage for skipper Peter Damasi and his crew. The heavy boat with a poor engine and no sail could not travel far. It spent most of its time in the shallow seas and reefs between Dar es Salaam and Mafia island, six hours away. They caught a few large red snappers and an eel, but the catch was small. It commanded a good price, but, says Damasi, it was close to the full moon, which traditionally makes it harder to fish, and Home Boy … [Read more...] about Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller?
The Turkish lira has fallen dramatically against the dollar after political tensions came to a head, exposing underlying economic issues. Holidays to Turkey may be a bit cheaper now - but there will be wider repercussions too. How severe is the fall in the lira? The lira has fallen 45pc against the dollar since the start of the year, the biggest fall of any emerging market currency. It is a more severe plunge than the Argentine peso, which has dropped 36pc in 2018. On Friday alone the lira lost 13.7pc of its value, its most severe daily move since February 2001. In comparison, on the day after the Brexit referendum in June 2016, sterling fell 7.1pc against the dollar. Five years ago, one dollar... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Why is the Turkish lira dropping and what does it mean for the global economy?
A recent dinner in the restaurant's Chef Swap series, with New York vegetable chef Amanda Cohen alternating courses with JP, saw the usual Aniar-style menu turned on its head. There were dishes such as 'broccoli, gochujang' (like spicy Korean chicken wings, a dish that would usually be sacrilege at Aniar), mizuna greens with fermented blackbeans reminiscent of bagna cáuda, and carrot sliders with a Big Mac-style sauce: Cohen's food is unashamedly populist. Amanda's restaurant, Dirt Candy, located in Chinatown in Lower Manhattan, is a vegetable (rather than vegetarian) restaurant - she is pretty sure that it is the only one in the world. "The restaurant itself has no ethos behind it; I'm just there to serve good food," she says. "There's nothing political about it, and no environmental or health motivation. Those are all really good for other places, but they are not what I do. I'm just a chef and what I happen to like to cook is vegetables. In most vegetarian restaurants, those … [Read more...] about Dirt Candy’s Amanda Cohen: Why is salad so boring? Three dressings to liven up your bowl
News / UK and world by Press Association May 2, 2018, 5:40 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday as a rebound in metal prices sent mining stocks to the top of the blue chip index. London’s top flight index ended the day up 0.3% or 22.84 points to 7,543.2 points, buoyed by the likes of Evraz up 23.4p to 476p, Anglo American up 54p at 1,757.4p, Glencore up 10.95p at 357.9p. The sector was benefiting from stronger metal prices sparked by stronger data out of China and some relief over the state of global trade relations. Jasper Lawler, head of research at London Capital Group, said: “Gains on the FTSE 100 were led by the mining sector. “An uptick in Chinese manufacturing activity during April bodes well for industrial demand from the world’s biggest consumer. Basic resource shares as a group are bouncing back after being held down on concerns of a US-China trade … [Read more...] about FTSE 100 rises as mining stocks make gains on stronger metal prices