Nottingham Forest 1 Arsenal 2

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said he “loved” seeing Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko clash at the end of their 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest. The Gunners closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to two points after an impressive second-half show cracked Forest’s resistance at the City Ground. But, after leading 2-0 through Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka, the visitors conceded late on when substitute Taiwo Awoniyi struck. After the full-time whistle, Arsenal’s celebrations were cut short when White and Zinchenko had to be separated after arguing about the hosts’ late goal. The Gunners initially struggled to break down Forest’s well-organised rearguard but took the lead after 65 minutes when home keeper Matt Turner allowed Jesus’ low shot to deflect in as it slipped through his legs at the near post.

Arsenal doubled their lead seven minutes later, cashing in ruthlessly on another Forest error after Gonzalo Montiel gifted possession to Martin Odegaard, his pass setting up Jesus to play in Saka for a confident finish across Turner. Forest substitute Awoniyi grabbed a goal back with a close-range finish in the dying moments and almost levelled from a similar position just moments after, but Gunners keeper David Raya was equal to it. Arteta’s celebrations at full-time illustrated just how much the win meant in a meeting with a Forest team whose victory here last season ended Arsenal’s title challenge. Liverpool could re-establish their five-point advantage at the top with victory over Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday, but this win provides the perfect platform for when Jurgen Klopp’s side visit Emirates Stadium at the weekend.

Arsenal lacked urgency in the first 45 minutes, Forest digging in successfully and resisting any serious threat despite the visitors’ dominating possession. The stakes are getting higher and Arsenal simply had to provide more cutting edge after the break or risk leaving the City Ground without the three points they desperately required. It was a far more dangerous Arsenal that re-emerged after the break, passing swiftly and more directly – a combination that proved too much for Forest. The pressure was mounting, with Jesus rattling the bar from six yards and shooting over before he was the grateful beneficiary of the error from former Arsenal keeper Turner, who somehow allowed the ball to squirm into the net to end the stalemate.

Saka had threatened throughout, but even after he made it 2-0 Arsenal then had to survive five anxious minutes of stoppage time after Awoniyi forced his way on to Montiel’s cross to give Forest hope of an unlikely comeback. The Gunners held out, Awoniyi scooping a chance into the arms of keeper Raya, and ended up celebrating at the ground where they suffered so much pain at the end of last season.

Three Ways To Become A Digital Nomad

1. Become a remote employee

Becoming a remote employee is the safest way to start living the digital nomad life without worrying about your finances. As long as your employer permits, you can travel to and live anywhere in the world where you can reliably carry out work duties online. To be a remote employee, you first need to become proficient in certain digital skills. Digital marketing, content writing, web development, graphic design and customer support are among the most desired digital skills by remote employers. Even some of the traditionally human-facing roles such as UX design are rapidly becoming remote-friendly.

2. Become self-employed remotely

If you don’t want to stick to a rigorous work schedule as a remote employee, consider going self-employed. Most digital nomads I know are self-employed which means their livelihood consists of contracting with paid work part time, and working on their own business on the side. Being self-employed while location-independent seems to fit the bill perfectly: you could be working a four-hour/day customer support job on the beaches of Bali, while spending the rest of your day bootstrapping your travel blog/SaaS tool/mobile app to profit.

What is work life balance if you can’t find the time to pursue your passions after all? Freedom is the new luxury. According to Statista, in 2020 freelancers made up 35% of the US workforce, with that number set to reach over 50% in 2027. At the same time, more and more niche freelancer job sites are popping up everyday, as are support tools.

3. Run your own remote company

For the most audacious, today’s remote workforce presents the golden opportunity to run your own remote team. With careful planning and out-of-the-box management, you can run your own company from anywhere in the world without relying on investors or bank loans. In fact, while other digital nomads are trying to take advantage of currency exchange rates to lower their cost of living, the more money-savvy entrepreneur can think of lowering operating costs by hiring where you can afford the best of local talents.

For example, you can hire top notch app developers in Ukraine, well-trained customer support staff in Romania, incredibly talented designers in Brazil and hard working system admins in Malaysia. Your global team can cost you much less than hiring locally and yield the same return.

Six Elements To A Really Good Story

If you have an interesting narrative idea and want to translate it into the best story possible, you must be mindful of a few key elements that appear throughout the best fiction and nonfiction writing. Whether you’re writing a novel or a short story, these common elements recommended by Masterclass are:

  1. A natural arc from the beginning to the end of the story: From inciting action and rising action to climax and denouement, a good plot has defined story structure and maintains steady momentum.
  2. A clear narrative voice: Whether you write in first person or third person, a story’s overall tone has a lot to do with the voice of its narrator.
  3. A sense of genre: You could be writing a thriller, a satire, a romance, or a sci-fi epic, but they’re all united by clear genre elements. Choosing a genre can also help make a book marketable to audiences who may not know you, and this can really help if you end up pursuing self-publishing.
  4. Compelling characters: Strong characters keep your audience invested. Imbue your main character with an internal conflict that drives their external struggle.
  5. A structured storyline: Keeping your narrative organized and logically flowing will help you hold onto readers through all parts of your story. In this sense, fiction writing can borrow elements of journalism.
  6. An insightful theme: Consider what ideas you want your reader to keep thinking about long after they’ve forgotten the specific plot of your book.

Six Awesome Facts About The Snowy Owl

1. Snowy Owls Have an Enormous Range

During the breeding season, snowy owls inhabit the Arctic Circle tundra. Popular breeding sites In North America include the western Aleutians in Alaska, northeastern Manitoba, northern Quebec, and north Labrador in Canada. During the rest of the year, this nomadic bird regularly ranges from latitudes corresponding to Canada’s southern border to the Arctic sea ice. If living on the ice pack, they hunt sea birds in the open ocean. This range can vary quite a bit, however. A mega-irruption, periods when bird counts are unusually higher, occurs every four years. During these periods, owls have traveled to Hawaii, Texas, Florida, Bermuda, Korea, and Japan.

2. Their Feathers Make Them Heavy

Snowy owls have an abundance of feathers to keep them warm, which adds to their weight of around 4 pounds. This thick feathering makes snowy owls the heaviest owl species in North America; they’re a pound heavier than a great horned owl and double the weight of North America’s tallest owl, the great gray owl. Female snowy owls are larger than males, as they’re over 2 feet tall and have wingspans of up to 6 feet.

3. They Follow the Lemmings

While snowy owls eat a wide variety of small mammals and even other birds, their diet consists primarily of lemmings, particularly during the breeding season. An adult snowy owl can eat 1,600 lemmings a year. Because of this, their local numbers rise and fall with that of the lemming population. During times of lemming population booms, they can raise double or triple their usual brood.

4. They Store Their Food

During the breeding season, snowy owls create a cache of prey.3 Females store food the male has brought to the nest, generally in a wreath-like formation around the nest. Typically the stock is 10-15 items, but scientists have recorded as many as 83 carcasses. Additionally, males will create caches at separate perches with around 50 lemmings. These caches provide food during times when hunting is scanty.

5. They Are Not Night Owls

The expression “night owl” originated because of the nocturnal habits of most owls. However, snowy owls don’t fit the mold. They aren’t strictly nocturnal or diurnal. Their activity varies depending on location and the amount of sunlight. The type of prey available in the area also determines when the owl sleeps. This ability to hunt during the daylight is a good thing, since they breed in areas where the sun never sets.

6. They Have Several Different Names

Snowy owls have a variety of names: Arctic owl, ghost owl, Scandanavian night bird, great white owl, the white terror of the north, and Ookpik. These names reflect their appearance and ghost-like silence. Their scientific name is Bubo scandiacus. Until 2004, the snowy owl’s scientific name was Nyctea scandiaca. At that point, genetic evidence indicated that snowy owls’ closest living relative was great horned owls. This resulted in snowy owls, formerly in a genus of their own, getting renamed in the taxonomy. This reclassification is controversial because of the percentage of difference in DNA as well as other differences the owls have from other owls in the Bubo genus. Bubo is the same genus as all other horned owls and the eagle-owls. Scandiacus is a Latinized form of Scandanavia, where taxonomers first noted the owl. Carl Linnaeus, known as the father of modern taxonomy, thought the males and females were different species. He named males Strix scandiaca and females Strix nyctea.

The Nestasia 1.2 Litre Stainless Steel Tumbler With Handle Straw & Lid

So you know about the Stanley tumbler craze. I even wrote a post about it a few days ago and well it seems that I have fallen trap to it as well. Well, sort off. So the Stanley Tumbler is available in India via Amazon.in but for huge sums of money. I found a few of them here for the prices anywhere between Rs.8,000 to 16,000 and one even priced at Rs.19k.

Then I had a check on ebay UK to see if I could get one for a decent price even with the shipping to India. No go there as everything was expensive. So finally I checked on Amazon India and Flipkart to see if there were similar styled tumblers with a 1 litre capacity that were made by Indian companies that I could use. I searched and settled on two brands – House of Quirk and Nestasia!

House of Quirk looks good but I found Nestasia’s designed and over all look much better. They come in 4 colours – black (which I almost picked but it;s too common), Pink (which I would not be caught dead with), Mint (which is written as green on Amazon) and Lavender (which is written as purple on the Amazon website) which what I selected I as thinking about the Mint Green one but did select Lavender instead for some reason. I do love it no that I have it with me.

The Nestasia 1.2L Tumbler with Handle Straw & Lid is an Insulated Reusable Stainless Steel Water Bottle which is a Leak Proof Mug for Office, Gym, Traveling. It’s a casual non-slip, break resistant, scratch resistant an it claims that it will keep hot drinks hot for 6 hours or cold drinks cold for 6 hours. I like it so far.

What Are Your Blog Goals for the Year

Well my goal for this year is he same as I had for last year. I want to make money from this blog and from ad placements and link placements. From November 2018 till mid 2021 I was making quite a bit of money from ad placements / link placements on my blogs in the form of content writing. Atleast Rs.20000 on a lean month an upto Rs.50,000 on a great month.

Since mid 2021 it has been only a scattered few cases that I get some of that work to do for money. You have to understand that this is extra from what I get from my full time job I used most of the money I got from this blogging to get luxuries and some electronic devices. I am not able to do that now. I could use a new tv and a new computer. And later on I will need a new phone and I wish I had the luxury of doing that with my salary but I can’t and I will need extra money for that.

So my goal this year to is to get back to making that extra money. If not as much as I was getting during the end of 2018 to mid 2021 then atleast around half of that.

Prompt from 30 Blog Post Ideas & Calendars | January at ElaineHowlinStudio

Some Facts About Havarti Cheese

What Is Havarti Cheese?

Havarti Cheese or Cream Havarti (Flþde Havarti in Danish) is a semi-soft Danish cow’s milk cheese. It is rindless, with a smooth surface and a cream or yellow color depending on the type. It has very small and irregular eyes (holes). It has a buttery aroma and a generally sweet taste with a slightly acidic tang. It can be sharp in the stronger varieties, resembling Swiss cheese. We also stock Havarti with Dill and Havarti with Caraway for those looking for additional flavor. Dill combines the flavors of fennel, anise, and celery, with a slight bitterness, whilst caraway has a very pungent, earthy anise flavor.

How Is Havarti Cheese Made?

Havarti cheese was initially created by Hanne Nielsen who operated an experimental farm called Havarthigaard, in ØverÞd, north of Copenhagen, in the mid-19th century. It is made like most cheeses, by introducing rennet to milk to cause curdling. The curds are pressed into cheese molds which are drained, and then the cheese is aged. Havarti is a washed curd cheese, which contributes to the subtle flavor of the cheese. It will usually be aged for around three months. As it ages it becomes saltier and nuttier.

What does havarti cheese taste like?

If you’ve never had havarti, you’re in for a treat. This semi-soft cow’s cheese is creamy, smooth, and supple in texture. With the first bite, you’ll be struck by how buttery and rich it is as well as perfectly mild but never boring. While we’ll happily gobble up classic havarti all day long, there are plenty of adventurous options when you’re in the mood to mix it up. Wisconsin Cheesemakers have perfected a number of varieties: try a dill-infused havarti for a Mediterranean-inspired bite, or a horseradish havarti that adds aromatic flair to any dish. You can never hav-arti enough!

What beer goes well with havarti cheese?

With such a light, delicate cheese, it is recommend to pair it with an equally light beer. Pilsner, saison ale, or sour ale all pair well with havarti. For more beer and cheese pairing tips, don’t forget to read our full guide covering all the details!

What wine pairs best with havarti cheese?

For red-wine, try a light-bodied option like Beaujolais or pinot noir. For that summer feeling, pair havarti with a chilled glass of rosé or sauvignon blanc.

What accompaniments should I serve with havarti cheese?

Havarti pairs well with sweeter, fresh fruits like pear, fig, or Honeycrisp apple. If you like pairing cheese with jam or jelly  (who doesn’t?), try havarti with a little raspberry jam or honey. And, of course, don’t forget to include walnuts, crackers, or some crusty bread for some crunch.

What Would You Do If On Monday You Know That You Will Die On Friday?

If You Were Told You Will Die On Friday, & Today Is Monday, What Would You Do?

March in to the office and quit on the spot and give a few people there a plethora of expletives before having a mic drop moment and leaving there like a boss. Say bye to the few people who I actually like. Party on Monday by myself and drink the night away.

Tuesday I will go out to a nice cafe and enjoy a quiet breakfast and while sitting there make calls to my friends to let them know about the end for me. By lunch time I will go and get drunk and have a nice lunch and then go back home. I will spend the evening at home doing nothing. Wednesday and Thursday I ill book a hotel room in one of the best hotels in the city and treat myself. Maybe even get a massage.

I will spend the next two days enjoying myself and relaxing but also I will write a few letters to some special people. Friday comes and I go home, meet the family say my goodbyes and then retire to bed at night time which is when I think I die. I will lie on my bed in comfortable clothes and go to sleep for the final time. That deep sleep from which there is no awakening.

Prompt from 218 Creative Blog Post Ideas That Will Delight Your Audience at CoSchedule Blog

Conspiracy Theory : All Your Gods Were Actually Aliens

Write a funny conspiracy theory behind an important event or people.

Important events like religious ones including the birth and lives of these so called deities and gods – it’s all aliens. Well, it could be aliens and that explains all of the things that they have done. Flying? Alien jet packs! Electricity? Power pack that generates electricity! Different colour skins? Yeah because these aliens are not necessarily from a planet that has humanoids that have the same colours of skin that we have.

Any miraculous act that these religions claim that their god or gods did is because of the advanced technology that the aliens had. Mary getting pregnant without intercourse – aliens put the baby in her using their advanced medical technology. Resurrecting the dead? Advanced medical technology with a resurrection option built in. Greater strength? Yeah that’s because of our sun an the earth’s gravity being so different from their own, it gives them extra strength. Just like Superman!

You are worshiping alien beings. Perhaps they also have much longer lives than we do. Like 200 to 400 years. But later on they decided that humans were not worth and decided to abandon the earth and go back to their respective planets. And that is why you do not see them around anymore.

Prompt from 87 Blog Post Ideas That Will Never Fail You (2024) at The Blog Tyrant.com

Five Strict Laws In The Sulanate Of Brunei

Buying alcohol and drinking in public

Brunei’s strict sharia law bans the sale of alcohol. But it’s not all bad news for drinkers: Non-Muslims over the age of 17 have a generous duty free allowance. You can bring two litres of liquor or 12 cans of beer into the country every 48 hours. Fill in a customs form at the airport and keep it with you at all times in case of an inspection. Tourists can drink alcohol in hotel rooms or private residences as long as they’re not intoxicated in public.

LGBTQ

Sadly, homosexuality is strictly illegal in Brunei. Even if it’s consensual, it’s still against the law. In recent years, the Sultanate has come under scrutiny for wanting to punish those found guilty with death. However, it’s still unclear what the status is as of 2018 and how it will affect non-citizens. Close contact between members of the same sex is quite common. Just don’t display any outward affection and you should be fine.

Eating during Ramadan

During the fasting month, it’s illegal in Brunei for anyone to eat, drink or smoke in public. Muslim residents could face severe reprimands for breaking fast without a convincing reason. This law also applies to non-Muslim tourists and offenders can face a fine of up to B$4,000 ($2,932 USD) or a one-year prison sentence. We suggest avoiding Brunei during Ramadan. Besides, almost everything will be shut during daylight hours anyway.

Pornography

As with most Muslim countries, possession and distribution of pornography is strictly illegal in Brunei. The definition and criteria vary depending on who you ask. And some might think that a bikini selfie in the Maldives might be considered pornographic. The whole concept of sex in Brunei is very different to Europe and the West. Just be careful and mindful of your pictures on Facebook and Instagram!

Drugs

While almost every country bans certain drugs, Brunei is on an entirely different level. Possession usually meets a mandatory death sentence. And, believe it or not, having everyday over-the-counter or prescription medication might be illegal in Brunei too. Double and triple check everything before a trip in the same way as you would before visiting Dubai or the Middle East.

The Book That Made Me Want To Blog About Books

The Book that Made You Want to Blog

I am thinking that this prompt means which book made you want to blog about books as my blog is not a predominantly book based blog. Also I have barely read a book in the last 10 years or so though I used to be a voracious reader. I had to go back in the annals of time – meaning check my old posts – to find out the answer to this prompt.

So back in 2007 I went out for some coffee an then went to cheap book store and bought Blood & Gold & Blackwood Farm, and writing about my day and buying those books as the beginning of me blogging about books and even about some of my favourite authors and the books of theirs that I have read. But however since then I slowly started reading less and less as the years went by. I remember I went to a bar nearby and ordered an American Chopsuey and a beer and relaxed and read most of the book in that bar.

I think I should go out one of these afternoons on a weekend, go to a book store and buy a book that I feel like I could read and enjoy, then go to a bar and order some beer and some food and relax in the booth and read the afternoon away. Just like the old days.

Prompt from 30 Blog Post Ideas & Calendars | January at ElaineHowlinStudio

Cuban Sandwich Recipe

As far as sandwiches go, I think this is the king of all sandwiches. The grand daddy, the pimp daddy and the maharaja. A hearty sandwich is the perfect way to get all your food groups in one. Enjoy a starchy base, protein-packed filling, extra veggies, and cheese to round it out. The original sandwich tells a story of multiculturalism, with Cuban roots and influences from immigrants in Florida and across the U.S. A Cuban sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that likely originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Tampa or Key West, two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida centered on the cigar industry. Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to Miami, where it is also very popular. The sandwich is made with ham, (mojo) roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes  salami on Cuban bread.

Ingredients

  • Œ cup mayonnaise
  • Œ cup mustard
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) loaf Cuban bread
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 thin slices smoked fully-cooked ham
  • 1 œ cups cooked pulled pork, heated
  • 1 large dill pickle, sliced thinly lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed

Directions

  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, mustard, and cayenne together in a bowl to make sauce.
  3. Trim off ends of bread. Cut loaf in half and evenly split bread to make tops and bottoms of two sandwiches.
  4. Spread each half on both sides generously with mayo-mustard sauce.
  5. Divide sandwich ingredients between the two bottom halves in this order: 2 slices Swiss cheese, 3 slices ham, hot cooked pork, pickle slices, and 2 more slices Swiss cheese. Place tops on sandwiches.
  6. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches in the skillet and press down with a heavy weight, such as another skillet or foil-wrapped bricks. Toast sandwiches until bread is crisp and filling is heated through, 3 or 4 minutes per side.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

RIP Gary Graham

American actor Gary Graham, known for a variety of roles in the Star Trek universe, and his lead role on the tv series Alien Nation, has reportedly passed away. He was 73 years old.  His ex-wife, actress Susan Lavelle, broke the sad news on her personal Facebook page in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 23, sharing a series of photos that included Gary hugging their daughter, Haylee Graham, he and Lavelle attending the Sixth Annual Television Hall of Fame Awards in 1990, and a press photo from the series Alien Nation, in which he starred as Detective Matthew Sikes.

With a career spanning five decades beginning in the 1970s in television and movies, he is perhaps best known for his starring role as Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series Alien Nation (1989–1990) and five subsequent Alien Nation television films (1994–1997), as well as his work in the Star Trek franchise, most notably the recurring role of Soval, the Vulcan ambassador to Earth in Star Trek: Enterprise. Born in Long Beach, California. One of his earliest roles was in the 1980 CBS mini series  Scruples based on the Judith Krantz novel starring Lindsay Wagner. He was cast as a “hitman” on the television show Moonlighting co-starring opposite Bruce Willis. Graham played more than 38 TV roles and had been in more than 40 movies.

He also guest-starred on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) once, playing Ocampan community leader Tanis in the season 2 episode “Cold Fire”. He played Ragnar in the fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and continued that role in Star Trek: Renegades. In 2015, Graham reprised his role as Ambassador Soval, in the fan film Star Trek: Axanar. As a musician, Graham was in the bands The Gary Graham Garage Band, The Gary Graham Band and The Sons of Kirk.

Is Eating Shrimp Good For You? Some Benefits Vs The High Cholestrol

Despite being low in calories, shrimp contains many nutrients, including iodine and antioxidants, that may offer health benefits. But it is high in cholesterol. Shrimp is one of the most commonly consumed types of shellfish. It’s quite nutritious and provides high amounts of certain nutrients, such as iodine, that aren’t abundant in many other foods. On the other hand, some people claim that shrimp is unhealthy due to its high cholesterol content. Additionally, it’s commonly believed that farm-raised shrimp may have some negative health effects compared with wild-caught shrimp.

Shrimp has an impressive nutrition profile. It’s quite low in calories, providing only 84 calories in a 3-ounce serving. Shrimp often gets a bad rap for its high cholesterol content. A 3-ounce (85-gram) serving contains 161 mg of cholesterol. Many people fear foods that are high in cholesterol due to the belief that they increase the cholesterol in your blood, and promote heart disease. Shrimp contains antioxidants. The primary type of antioxidant in shrimp is a carotenoid called astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin is a component of algae, which is consumed by shrimp. For this reason, shrimp is a major source of astaxanthin. In fact, this antioxidant is responsible for the reddish color of shrimp cells.
When you consume astaxanthin, it may help protect against inflammation by preventing free radicals from damaging your cells. It’s been studied for its role in reducing the risk of several chronic diseases. Many studies have found astaxanthin may help strengthen arteries, which may reduce the risk of heart attacks.”