Nothing gives champagne its fizz like a humble radish

Paris (AFP) – Forget Beluga caviar, foie gras, smoked salmon or ortolan, the tiny bird that French gourmets put a napkin over their heads to eat so they can savour every last second of their unique aroma.

No, the food that goes best with the finest champagne is the humble radish.

The discovery was made by the celebrated French chemist and wine expert Jacques Puisais, now 93, who has spent the last half century unsparingly researching which food goes best with different wines.

Didier Depond, the head of the venerable Delamotte champagne house, is so convinced of the validity of Puisais’ science he has become an evangelist for the root vegetable.

But that is not all.

“I grow my own radishes in my garden so I can eat them when I am drinking my champagne,” he told AFP.

“They have all the virtues. They cost nothing and they don’t make

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Capturing moments of stillness and togetherness during a pandemic

Stay connected: a student takes a call under lockdown: Photos by Vamika Singh
Stay connected: a student takes a call under lockdown: Photos by Vamika Singh

A girl sits at the edge of her dorm room, staring at the construction site outside her window. A boy plays the violin, for an audience of the few people still around him. Elsewhere, a set of hands carefully writes in a notebook.

These are some of the moments captured by Vamika Singh, a final-year student at New York University of Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), where she and her peers decided to remain, as life went into lockdown. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, universities worldwide were confronted with a dilemma: should students remain on campus or should they leave, immediately, for home? No institution was saved from having to make this decision. Classes began to move online, students booked flights back to their home countries, and many campuses closed their doors indefinitely.

But NYUAD gave their

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Tucker Carlson Writer Resigns From Fox News After Racist Posts Were Exposed Online

A top writer for Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson resigned from the network after he was exposed for posting bigoted comments online.

According to CNN Business, writer Blake Neff had spent years secretly writing racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks on AutoAdmit, an unmoderated online forum widely refer to as the “4Chan for law students and lawyers.” The outlet reports Neff was posting on the forum as recently as this week under the pseudonym CharlesXII. One of his latest comments was posted on a thread dating back to 2018 with the subject line: “Would u let a JET BLACK congo n***** do lasik eye surgery on u for 50 percent off?”

Neff reportedly responded, “I wouldn’t get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no.”

CNN also pointed to a June 5 post by CharlesXII, who wrote, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest

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Fox News executives condemned ‘horrific’ secret online posts by Tucker Carlson’s top writer

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  • In a Saturday afternoon internal memo obtained by Business Insider, Fox News executives said the network condemns the “horrendous and deeply offensive” online activity of host Tucker Carlson’s former top writer. 

  • CNN Business first reported on Friday that writer Blake Neff secretly posted racist, sexist, and homophobic messages for years under the pseudonym CharlesXII on the forum AutoAdmit.

  • A Fox News spokesperson previously confirmed to Business Insider late Friday that Neff had resigned, but did not confirm the circumstances behind his departure nor did they comment on the CNN Business report.

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Fox News executives issued a memo on Saturday to condemn the “racist, misogynistic, and homophobic” online activity of host Tucker Carlson’s former top writer that were revealed in a CNN Business report. 

In the internal memo obtained by Business Insider, Fox News CEO

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Fate Of Thousands Of International College Students In CT Unclear

NEW HAVEN, CT —Some 14,000 international students were enrolled in Connecticut colleges in 2019. It was announced by the Trump Administration last week that those students must attend in-person classes or risk losing their visas.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordered Monday that visa-holding international students at schools where classes are online due to the pandemic will lose their visas and “must depart the country” or “face immigration consequences, including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.”

Now, a number of Connecticut colleges and universities are pushing back.

“That policy is senseless and cruel,” said Yale Law School Dean Heather K. Gerken. “It forces students, faculty, and institutions to make a terrible choice, and it creates the possibility that students might have to leave the country at the height of a pandemic simply because public health conditions require a university to go online.”

Many schools plan

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Fox host’s writer quits after racist and sexist online comments revealed

<span>Photograph: Richard Drew/AP</span>
Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

One of Fox host Tucker Carlson’s top writers has resigned after a CNN investigation found he was posting racist and sexist comments online under a pseudonym.

Under the name “CharlesXII”, Blake Neff regularly posted offensive language on an online forum called AutoAdmit.

In June, for example, Neff wrote, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down.” Neff also harassed a woman on the forum, posting information about her personal life and encouraging other users to post private information about her.

In an internal memo sent to staff, Fox News confirmed Neff is no longer with the broadcaster. “We want to make abundantly clear that Fox News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior,” read the memo. “Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at

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Fox News ‘Strongly Condemns’ Behavior of Former Tucker Carlson Writer

Fox News on Saturday sent a memo to staff condemning the “horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior” of Tucker Carlson’s former top writer, Blake Neff.

Neff resigned on Friday after CNN Business discovered that he had been posting racist and sexist material in an online forum under a pseudonym.

“Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President & Executive Editor Jay Wallace wrote in the memo. “Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force.”

Also Read: Tucker Carlson’s Top Writer Resigns After Discovery of Racist, Sexist Comments in Online Forum

Neff disparaged Black and Asian people and derided a woman for being a “megashrew” in multiple pseudonymous

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University of St Andrews to introduce compulsory sexual assault education class following Telegraph investigation

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The University of St Andrews is introducing a compulsory module on consent and sexual assault for all of its students, following a Telegraph investigation into a series of alleged rapes on campus.

Every single one of the university’s 9,000 students will be required to participate in the online class before they are allowed to start the forthcoming academic year in a move that has been praised by female students.

The university also said that it was undertaking work to ensure that its staff were sufficiently trained up to support sexual assault victims.

On Saturday, The Telegraph revealed that more than a dozen claims of rape and sexual assault have been levelled at members of a US-style fraternity who have now suspended some of their cohort.

At least nine allegations of rape were made against students in the St Andrew’s branch of

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Interview With Blue Tower’s Andrew Oskoui

An excerpt from the Hidden Value Stocks June 2020 Issue, featuring an interview with Andrew Oskoui, the portfolio manager and founder of Blue Tower Asset Management.

Interview One – Andrew Oskoui: Blue Tower Asset Management

Andrew Oskoui, CFA, is the portfolio manager and founder of Blue Tower Asset Management. Blue Tower combines quantitative and value philosophies by using algorithmic screens to find securities with strong fundamentals and cheap valuations.

These securities then undergo traditional due diligence on the management team and a line of business industry analysis. Andrew previously worked in investment research for YCG and managed an equity strategy for Allometric Research & Management.

Prior to beginning his career in finance, Andrew led a materials science research group for Halcyon Molecular (a Founder’s Fund portfolio company) and researched nanoparticle drug delivery for cancer therapies as an engineer for Covidien.

HVS: Our last interview was just over three years ago

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Amber Valletta Opens Online Sustainability Panel

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GREEN MACHINE: Sustainable development was the theme of a Fashion Matters talk featured on the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode’s online Men’s Fashion Week platform on Saturday in partnership with television network Canal+.

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought a short halt in overconsumption and manufacturing for many individuals and businesses, providing us with a glimpse of how quickly our planet could heal, if we were to care better and live in a more responsible way,” said presenter Camille Charrière.

The panel was made up of Agnès B. designer Agnès Troublé, Germanier’s Kevin Germanier, Officine Générale’s Pierre Mahéo and Pascaline Wilhelm, fashion director at Première Vision. Model and eco campaigner Amber Valletta opened the session.

Troublé, a pioneer when it comes to sustainability in fashion, summed up her vision: “Respect, respect of people, respect of customers, respect of the people I

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