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Байден пригласил Зеленского в Вашингтон

Президенты США и Украины обсудят военную помощь Киеву.

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Су-25 нанесли удар по опорному пункту ВСУ на донецком направлении

Российские бойцы применили ракеты НАР С-8 для уничтожения цели.

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Отечественная селекция возрождается


Обеспечение страны собственными семенами и отечественным племенным материалом долгие годы оставалось проблемой для российского АПК. Но постепенно ситуация меняется. Принимаются законы в этом направлении, выделяется целевое финансирование, работает наука.

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В Самарском университете им. Королева запустили учебный комплекс, обучающий бережливому производству


В Самарском университете им. Королева запустили учебный комплекс “фабрика процессов”. Часть оборудования и программного обеспечения приобрели на средства Передовой инженерной аэрокосмической школы (ПИАШ), которая финансируется из федерального бюджета.

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В Воронежской области открылся “атомный” вуз


Филиал Национального исследовательского ядерного университета “МИФИ” заработал в городе атомщиков – Нововоронеже. Политехнический институт создали на базе колледжа, основанного 65 лет назад для обеспечения кадрами местной АЭС. Теперь здесь будут готовить инженеров-физиков, а в перспективе и других специалистов, востребованных на предприятиях атомной, космической и военной сферы.

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‘Our Sons and Daughters at Risk’ US Says: Ukraine Counteroffensive Update for Dec. 11 (Europe Edition)


US Democrats prepare ground for Zelensky visit; Two missiles strike Kharkiv region; Kyiv’s air defenses stronger than Moscow thought; Russians launch “meat-grinder” assaults around Avdiivka

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Battles are raging across Gaza as Israel indicates it is prepared to fight for months, or longer, to defeat the territory’s Hamas rulers. About 90% of Gaza’s 2.3 million people have been displaced within the besieged territory, where U.N. agencies say there is no safe place to flee.

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‘Barbenheimer’ Tipped to Dominate Revamped Golden Globes Nominations

“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” — the unlikely pair of films that dominated the box office and spawned countless internet memes this summer — are expected to lead the newly revamped Golden Globes when nominations are unveiled Monday.

Collectively dubbed “Barbenheimer” after their theatrical releases happened to fall on the same date, both movies are likely to score highly with voters for the Globes, which kick off Hollywood’s film awards season.

“Barbie” — a vivid, feminist satire about the all-conquering line of plastic dolls — was 2023’s top-grossing movie, earning more than $1.4 billion globally. It is tipped to earn nods for its stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, as well as writer-director Greta Gerwig.

“Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s critically adored drama about the inventor of the nuclear bomb, managed a remarkable $950 million at the box office worldwide.

It should rack up nominations for cast members including Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr, as well as its director.

Organizers of the Globes will hope that the enduring hype and attention surrounding “Barbenheimer,” as well as other popular and acclaimed films such as “Killers of the Flower Moon” and “Poor Things,” can shift the focus away from the gala’s recent notoriety.

The Golden Globes have endured a rough few years, after a Los Angeles Times expose in 2021 showed that the awards’ voting body — the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — had no Black members.

That revelation triggered the airing of a wide range of other long-simmering criticisms about the HFPA, including allegations of amateurism and corruption.

Earlier this year, the awards’ assets and trademarks were purchased and overhauled by a group of private investors including US billionaire Todd Boehly, and the HFPA was disbanded.

Hollywood-based former HFPA members have been banned from accepting gifts and will now be paid a salary to vote for their favorite films and shows, while more than 200 non-member (and unpaid) voters from around the world have been added to the Globes mix.

Cedric The Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama will announce the Globes nominees on “CBS Mornings” from 1330 GMT.

One of the United States’ biggest national television networks, CBS has stepped in to become the new home of the Globes, after long-standing host NBC ended its deal to broadcast the event.

CBS bosses will be hoping for vastly improved ratings, after the 2023 Globes slumped to a new low of just 6.3 million viewers, even as other shows such as the Oscars recovered from pandemic viewership nadirs.

A new category for “best cinematic or box office achievement” has been added, paving the way for nominations for popular films that would not usually earn critical recognition, such as Universal’s $1.3 billion-grossing “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” and Marvel superhero film “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3.”

In another seeming bid to honor more household names, the number of nominees in each category has been increased.

A-listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio — the star of Martin Scorsese’s crime epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” — and Emma Stone for her turn in female Frankenstein-esque drama “Poor Things” are also widely expected to score nominations.

Others likely to feature are Paul Giamatti (“The Holdovers”), Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”), Timothee Chalamet (“Wonka”) and Natalie Portman (“May December.”)

The Globes also honor television, with dramas “Succession” and “The Last Of Us” likely to rack up nods, alongside comedies “The Bear” and “Ted Lasso.”

The 81st Golden Globes ceremony will take place in Beverly Hills on Jan. 7.

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‘Person of interest’ in custody in Detroit synagogue killing

(NewsNation) — Detroit police said Sunday a person of interest was taken into custody in connection to the killing of Detroit synagogue leader Samantha Woll. 

The man is reportedly not an acquaintance of Woll’s and appears to be a random stranger, according to the Detroit News.

Last month, police released a suspect they arrested after holding him for 72 hours. The latest person of interest in custody is reportedly not the same person. 

Woll was found outside her home with multiple stab wounds on Oct. 21. Police said they have not found evidence that antisemitism was at play in her murder. 

The 40-year-old Woll, or “Sam” as she was known to friends and family, was president of Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. 

She had attended a wedding Friday night and left the event around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Detroit Police Chief James White said. She was stabbed inside her home and got outside where she collapsed and died, White said. Her home was east of downtown. 

White previously said that investigators were working with the FBI to analyze forensic evidence to piece together a timeline leading to Woll’s death. That included interviewing “individuals with information that may further this investigation.”

The timing of Woll’s death led some to speculate the stabbing was motivated by antisemitism connected to the war between Israel and Hamas. However, police cautioned the public about drawing early conclusions and said initial investigations showed no indications the attack was a hate crime. Authorities also said there was no sign of forced entry at Woll’s home.

About 1,000 people attended Woll’s funeral Sunday at Hebrew Memorial Chapel in Oak Park. She had worked for U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin and on the political campaign of Attorney General Dana Nessel, both Democrats.

Woll was born and raised in the Detroit area, and was a University of Michigan graduate. She became the president of the board of directors at Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in 2022.

Mourners noted the crowd was comprised of people belonging to many different religions, which friends and family said symbolized who Woll was. She was credited for her interfaith work, including by Muslim advocacy groups. Family members said she looked for ways to connect to other movements, including Black Lives Matter.

Colleagues remembered how she loved travel, the arts and had an “infectious smile” that would light up a room. The service included moments of levity about her nature, with jokes about her food allergies and how when she was complimented on something she wore, she would remove it and give it away.

NewsNation’s Kelsey KernstineTaylor DelandroCassie Buchman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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After 20 years in Singapore, I still hadn’t tried the city’s famous, $3.75 Michelin-listed chicken rice. I finally put it to the test.

a plate of roasted chicken riceThe author ordered the medium-sized chicken rice set.

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  • Chicken rice is Singapore’s best-known dish. 
  • Tian Tian’s version has earned the praise of Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain, and the Michelin Guide.
  • It certainly lives up to the hype and is well worth the slightly higher price.

Hawker centers – or open-air food courts — are the core of Singapore’s vibrant food scene.

I moved to Singapore 20 years ago, and have been eating at hawker centers ever since. These casual dining spots found across the island offer delicious, inexpensive meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Maxwell Food Centre, located in Singapore’s vibrant Chinatown, is one of the most popular — and for good reason. It was opened in 1928 and survived World War II and the Japanese occupation. Back then, dishes were served for as little as eight Singapore cents.

Photos taken during Maxwell’s early days show locals sitting on simple stools around circular tables. People can be seen lining up outside dozens of food carts. The ceilings were covered with metal scaffolding, and overhead fans hung from above.

Today, the space isn’t all that different.

I had only eaten at Maxwell a handful of times, as I live on the other side of the city, just 10 minutes away from another popular hawker center in eastern Singapore, and usually frequent that one.

When I visited Maxwell Food Center in November, I was greeted by a similar scene to the photos from its past — the only major differences were the renovated, enclosed stalls and the hanging lamps.

There are over 100 stalls at Maxwell Food Centre, but one stands out.a hawker stall selling chicken rice in singaporeTian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of the most popular stalls at Maxwell Food Centre.

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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is an icon among Singapore hawkers. The stall’s popularity can be seen in the regularly spotted snaking line of diners who often wait up to an hour for a plate of chicken rice. It’s Singapore’s unofficial national dish, and made up of poached or roasted chicken, steamed white rice, and sambal, a local chili sauce.

When I arrived at Tian Tian for lunch, about 15 people were waiting in line. The atmosphere was buzzing. Tourists chatted excitedly about which dishes they were curious to try, with one noting that the fragrance of the chicken was making their mouth water.

Tian Tian has appeared in the Michelin Guide since 2016 and was one of the first few stalls listed in the coveted Bib Gourmand — a list of the best establishments serving dishes “at an affordable price.”

But not everyone believes in Tian Tian’s hype.

“Nice meh?” one middle-aged man asked me in Singlish, the creole of Singapore, upon seeing my drop-off location. The man had just picked me up on a ride-hailing service and was ferrying me to Maxwell.

“Other places in Bedok and Tampines serve better chicken rice. It’s a tourist trap,” he continued, referring to residential areas in eastern Singapore.

But there were also locals who praised the stalls.

While waiting in line, I met another local, Bennett Lee. Lee appeared to be in his 50s, dressed in a casual T-shirt and a pair of shorts, and he told me he was running errands and decided to drop by for lunch — a routine he follows a few times a month.

Lee proclaimed the stall served one of the best chicken rice in the entire country.

“Singaporeans are spoiled for choice. And we know good food,” Lee told me. “It’s nice, especially the steamed chicken,” he added.

I ordered the roasted chicken set and a side of vegetables for 10 Singapore dollars, or $7.50.a plate of chicken rice and veggiesA plate of chicken rice and a side of vegetables from Tian Tian, along with an iced lemon tea from a neighboring stall.

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Tian Tian’s chicken rice isn’t cheap by Singapore hawker standards. The average plate of chicken rice in the city-state costs just 3.35 Singapore dollars, or $2.30. At Tian Tian, the smallest plate of the dish costs SG$5. As I’m a big eater, I got a medium plate of chicken rice with vegetables for SG$10. It was certainly the most expensive plate of chicken rice I’ve had.

While I had heard that the wait at the stall could be up to an hour, on that day, the line was speedy. I got my dish just 10 minutes after ordering. I paired it with a cup of Singapore-style iced lemon tea — made with black tea, sugar or sweetener, and lemon juice.

Robbie and Shannyn, a couple from the UK who had stood behind me in the chicken rice line, posted up at a table nearby. They had backpacks by their feet and tourist leaflets spread out on the table where they devoured their dishes.

They echoed Lee’s sentiments and had only good things to say about Tian Tian. They said they kept coming across the stall online when researching their trip, and that they were excited to finally try it.

“I’ve never had this before and the chili was great,” Shannyn said.”It’s a cheap lunch with quick service, and I can see why people like it,” she added.

Tian Tian’s popularity can be chalked up to several famed patrons — including Gordon Ramsay.Foo Kui Lian with Gordon Ramsay.Foo Kui Lian with Gordon Ramsay.

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I met Foo Kui Lian, the owner of Tian Tian, at her stall. She was a petite, soft-spoken lady who donned a simple mustard shirt and black pants. She told me that she’d already been retired for more than a decade, but she still spends most of her time helping out at the stall.

Foo made headlines when she beat Gordon Ramsay in 2013 in a challenge that determined who made the better chicken rice. And not only did that bring her out of retirement but it also brought thousands of people to her stall in Maxwell.

But it was celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who first put Tian Tian on the map.

Foo told me that her stall gained fame after being featured on Bourdain’s TV show “No Reservations” in 2008. Since then, there has been no letting up.

“People started to come to my stall and ask me for interviews,” Foo said. “But I didn’t get to talk to him — he just came here, took a video, and ate some chicken rice,” she added.

It was time for me to finally try Tian Tian’s much-hyped chicken rice, and it turned out to be the best version I’ve tried.a plate of roasted chicken riceThe author ordered the medium-sized chicken rice set.

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Growing up in Singapore, I’ve had hundreds of plates of chicken rice. Over the years, I’ve come to know the dish well. And this plate was simply outstanding.

The best part of the dish was the perfectly tender chicken — which was no surprise, considering that despite cooking some 200 whole birds daily, Foo said her stall continues to cook in small batches. The roasted chicken was bonier than what’s usually served at other hawker stalls. The skin was perfectly crispy.

The rice, seasoned with sesame oil and covered with a spoonful of sweet and savory gravy, had more flavor than what’s typically served with this dish. The generous portion of bok choi included seven bulbs of the green vegetable, all covered in the same sweet and savory gravy, along with crunchy shallots sprinkled on top to add texture.

After I devoured the dish, I was still left wanting more. Next time, I’ll opt for the larger size and happily pay an extra dollar for the meal.

It turns out Bourdain was right, even 15 years later.

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