Remembering the Great Fire

first_imgToday is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – a major conflagration that swept through central parts of the city. To mark the occasion, we look at London’s best bakeries, according to Time Out magazine.Huge areas of the capital were alight from 2-5 September in 1666, and the blaze was started at a bakery, owned by Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane, shortly after midnight and spread rapidly across the west of the city.Throughout his life, he strongly denied that his bakery was to blame and claimed that his oven had been properly cleaned out the night before.His family were trapped upstairs, but managed to escape by climbing from an upstairs window to the house next door.The fire caused around £10m worth of damage and displaced as many as 80,000 residents.To mark the occasion, we show off some of London’s best bakeries, according to Time Out magazine:Balthazar Boulangerie, Covent GardenE5 Bakehouse, London FieldsFabrique, HoxtonGail’s, HampsteadOld Post Office Bakery, BrixtonSt John Bakery, BermondseyIn June, The Worshipful Company of Bakers commissioned a new dinner play to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.last_img read more

PREMIUMIndonesian start-ups enjoy wave of funding, investment despite sluggish economy

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Eisya A. EloksariThe Jakarta Post/JakartaThe COVID-19 pandemic has put the global economy on a gloomy trajectory with small and established businesses alike hard hit. The government has slashed its GDP growth projection to between 0.4 and 2.3 percent this year, significantly lower than its initial estimate of 5.3 percent.However, a number of funding deals were announced throughout March and April despite the sluggish economy. Most of the deals were early or seed funding, signaling opportunities for start-ups to scale-up.Below are some of the start-up funding, venture capital investments and cohort programs announced during the two-month period.Peer-to-peer (P2P) lendingP2P lending platform Modalku announced it received US$40 million through its series C funding in late April.The cofounder & CEO of the lending platform, Reynold Wijaya, said the funds would … Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Log in with your social account Indonesia investment start-up venture-capital Modalku Investree Kargo Silicon-Valley Mandiri-Capital-Indonesia Googlelast_img read more

Lakers snap losing streak with narrow win over Celtics

first_imgIn a game that featured seven ties and eight lead changes, the finish fueled a heated rivalry that once rested on championships.With the Lakers nursing a 105-104 lead with 18.3 seconds left, forward Wesley Johnson drew a swarm of Boston defenders that forced a jump ball. Much to the dismay of Boston, officials determined the replays showed the ball equally bouncing off the finger tips of Johnson and Gerald Wallace.“I said it was for us so you have to have evidence to overturn that,” D’Antoni recalled telling the officials. “So I just asked, ‘Where’s the evidence?” There’s no evidence if you can’t see what happened.”Johnson then won on the second jump ball attempt.“Once they told me to jump it again,” Johnson said, “I knew I was going to get it.” BOSTON — Amid the persisting losses, endless injuries and bleak playoff fortunes, the Lakers can at least pinpoint this accomplishment during the 2013-14 season on their resume.The Lakers beat the Celtics. The cast of characters didn’t feature Hall of Famers. The implications hardly provided an NBA Finals preview. But the Lakers’ 107-104 victory Friday over Boston at TD Garden snapped a six-game losing streak and suddenly gave a team losing 12 of its past 14 games renewed confidence. “It’s a big rivalry and we experienced so much against them,” said Pau Gasol, who posted 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, 13 rebounds and six assists. “Even though the teams have changed quite a bit, it’s still great to come in and beat this team here. With the losing streak we had going on, it’s more meaningful.” Lakers rookie forward Ryan Kelly then grabbed the ball and nailed two free throws that both secured the win and polished off a career-high 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting. In his first appearance since rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the past year, Boston All-Star guard Rajon Rondo then missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer before time expired. He finished with eight points on 4-of-9 shooting and four assists in 19 minutes.“I’m confident in my game,” Kelly said. “I’ve been working my butt off with our coaching staff and putting in the extra time. I’m growing every game I step on the floor.”So did Kendall Marshall, whose 19-point effort included a 3-pointer that put the Lakers up 105-104 with 1:09 left. Marshall’s play coincided with his apology earlier Friday toward Nick Young, who served a one-game suspension for committing a “punching foul” on Suns guard Goran Dragic in Wednesday’s loss Phoenix. Young called out his teammates for not helping him in an altercation.“It got to the point where we have to put our foot down,” Marshall said. “We’d like to have Nick with us, but he lit a fire in us and he got us going.” The Lakers (15-25) believe such a mindset secured a win against the hated Celtics (14-27) despite several variables. Long-term injuries to the Lakers’ backcourt. Manny Harris posting seven points on 2-of-7 shooting in his first game since dominating the Development League earlier this week. The Lakers’ 19 turnovers. Boston rookie Kelly Olynyk posting a career-high 29 points. But the Lakers won the rebounding battle, 46-44. The Lakers held Boston scoreless for the last three minutes. The effort presumably put injured star Kobe Bryant in a better mood.“It’s been very difficult and very frustrating. I try to detach from it as much as possible. I feel like Bruce Banner and putting him in the middle of a bar fight and hope he doesn’t become the Hulk,” Bryant said, referring to the popular comic book series. This time, the Lakers felt much different.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Caldwell will be the place to be for the 26th annual all wheels Super Saturday Car Show

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Saturday, August 31 Caldwell City Park is the place to be!  That will be the site of the 26th Annual All Wheels Super Saturday Car Show, hosted by the Border Queen Cruisers Car Club.  Bring the family for a day of nostalgia and reminiscing.  All makes and models of vehicles and motorcycles are welcome.  Registration will start at 8 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m.Door Prizes will be given away throughout the day.  A $300 Poker Cruise sponsored by the Farmers CO-OP, Caldwell and Fredrick Diesel, Medford Okla., starts at 1:30 p.m.  A grand prize giveaway of $500 cash is sponsored by the Impact Bank, the Stock Exchange Bank and KanOkla Networks.Special guest, award winning International Elvis Tribute Artist Marshall Matthews will be performing on stage from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Matthews performs his Elvis Tribute Show coast to coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and can be seen on youtube with his 11 piece concert band Marshall Matthews and The Memphis Kings.He has won several entertainment industry awards including Five Star Performer and Gold Standard award.Bring your lawn chairs and cruise to the park for a day of fun!  Check out the website for a list of activities.  www.borderqueencruisers.comlast_img read more