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Navadurga (regional goddess)

Navadurga is the Kuldevta of many Gaud Saraswat Brahmins and Daivadnya Brahmins in India - in Goa & Maharashtra. Due to the forceful Portuguese conversion and intervention into their rituals, the Deity with all the other purushas had to be shifted from Gavasim to their present respective places; the Saraswats and Daivadnyas who left to the north of Goa, established a temple in the honours of the Goddess and revering her in nine different locations. The present temple along with the kulpurushas is located in Vengulara Redi; the other Saraswats and Daivadnyas who left to the East of Goa along with their Kulapurushas established a temple dedicated to the Goddess. Today the magnificent temple located in Madkai, is famous for its Navadurga having a tilted head. Legend says. 1000, the Goddess tilted her head acknowledging the merchant's devotion. A similar legend follows at the Katyayani Baneshwar, a Konkani temple now located in Aversa, Karnataka. Here Katyayani too like the Navadurga has a tilted head.

As the legend goes a goldsmith belonging to Daivadnya Brahmin community living in the village of Madkai was ordered by temple authorities to fabricate a mask of the Goddess Navdurga. The Goddess appeared in the goldsmith’s dream and told him to make the mask similar to his daughter’s face; the mask was prepared resembling his daughter’s face, but after few days his daughter became weak and died. The goldsmith was sad because of her death; the Goddess appeared before him once again and told him that she will visit his house once in a year as his daughter. Hence as a tradition goes the same mask of the Goddess is welcomed in the Goldsmith’s house on Karthik Shukla Asthami day every year; this day is celebrated by the Madkaikars in the same way as a married girl visiting her paternal home. The Navdurgas located in Madkai and Redi are considered to be Saraswat Kuldevtas whereas the others are gram devtas or normal Hindu temples; the present temple has banned entry of foreigners into the temple citing objectionable dressing and conduct as the reason.

There are many Navadurga Temples in Goa such as at Madkiam, Pale, Borim, Navadurga at Surla & at Redi, Vengurla in Maharashtra. The Redi Navadurga was shifted from Gavasi Goa in the 16th Century to present Kanyale-Redi, Tehsil:Vengurla location of Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Shree Navadurga Devi Temple Kanyale Redi, Maharashtra. Shree Navadurga Temple Location map of Shree Navadurga Devi Temple Kanyale, Vengurla, Maharashtra

Ideal (album)

Ideal is the only studio album by R&B group Ideal, released on August 24, 1999 by Virgin Records US. The album sold 615,000 units in the U. S. according to Nielsen SoundScan, was certified Gold by the RIAA. It features the hit single "Get Gone", which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the moderately successful third single "Whatever". Allmusic's Heather Phares called Ideal's initial effort a "heartfelt first album" which showcased the "group's smooth, sensuous vocal styling and romantic songwriting. StandardCredits adapted from standard liner notes."Intro" "I Don't Mind" "Things You Can't Do" "Creep Inn" "Get Down With Me" "Get Gone" "Ideally Yours" "All About You" "Break Your Plans" "There's No Way" "Jealous Skies" "Never Let You Go" "Tell Me Why" "No More" "Pigeon" "Sexy Dancer" "Outro" Re-releaseCredits adapted from re-issue liner notes."Intro" "I Don't Mind" "Things You Can't Do" "Whatever " "Creep Inn" "Get Down With Me" "Get Gone" "Ideally Yours" "All About You" "Break Your Plans" "There's No Way" "Jealous Skies" "Never Let You Go" "Tell Me Why" "No More" "Pigeon" "Sexy Dancer" "Get Gone " "Outro" Credits adapted from liner notes.

Keyboards and drum programming: Jazze Pha, Bryan-Michael Cox, Bishop "Stick" Burrell, PZ, Jon-John, J-Dub, Donnie Scantz, Teddy Bishop Guitar: Kevin Hicks Additional background vocals: Johnta Austin, Ericka "Babydoll" Jerry, Jazze Pha Recording engineer: Steve Durkee, Soloman Jackson, Kevin Hicks, Sinclair Ridley, Manny Marroquin, Adam Kudzin, Dave Aaron, Kevin "KD" Davis Mixing: Jazze Pha, Rick Camp, Manny Marroquin, Bishop "Stick" Burrell, Kevin "KD" Davis, Adam Kudzin Mastering: Eddy Schreyer Executive producer: Eric L. Brooks, Carmonique Roberts Photography: Reisig & Taylor, William Hanes Design: Jason Clark Credits adapted from liner notes. "Things You Can't Do" contains a sample of "The What", as performed by The Notorious B. I. G. Featuring Method Man "Creep Inn" contains a sample of "This Place Hotel", as performed by The Jacksons "All About You" contains a sample of "Promise You Love", as performed by Con Funk Shun "Sexy Dancer" contains a sample of "New Beginning", as performed by Dexter Wansel "Whatever" contains a sample of "Get Down Saturday Night", as performed by Oliver Cheatham

Tariq Owens

Tariq Amir Owens is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, on a two-way contract with the Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and St. John's having transferred after his freshman year at Tennessee. Owens has two older sisters. Wallace died of pancreatic cancer. Owens attended St. Vincent Pallotti High School, he was teammates with future Clemson player Marcquise Reed. Owens spent a postgraduate year at Mount Zion Prep, he signed with Ohio but was released after a coaching change. Owens began his collegiate career at Tennessee, playing for one season before transferring to St. John's, he averaged 5.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore. As a junior at St. John's, Owens averaged 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and a Big East Conference-best 2.8 blocks per game. Following the season, Owens opted to transfer as a graduate student, selecting Texas Tech over an offer from Maryland. Owens scored 18 points in a 78-63 win over USC on November 20, 2018.

As a senior at Texas Tech, Owens averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. He helped lead the Red Raiders to the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game. Owens was named to the Big 12 Conference All-Defensive Team and honorable mention All-Big 12. After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, Owens did not play in the NBA Summer League but suited up for the Phoenix Suns. On July 18, 2019, Owens signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Suns, but was waived on October 15. He was named to the roster of the Northern Arizona Suns. Owens had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds in a 117-113 loss to the Texas Legends on November 12. On January 5, 2020, Owens led the team in scoring with 18 points to go with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across in a 101-93 victory over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, helping snap a 13-game losing streak for Northern Arizona. On January 15, 2020, the Phoenix Suns announced. In his NBA debut on February 2, Owens scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in a 129-108 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Tina Hassel

Tina Hassel is a German broadcast journalist. Since July 2015 she has been director of the capital studio of ARD, the German public broadcasting association. Born in Cologne, Hassel studied at the universities of Cologne and Bordeaux and earned a Magister degree in Germanic studies and political science. While still a student, she began working for TV stations in Germany and France. Hassel worked at Westdeutscher Rundfunk from 1990 to 1994 as a volunteer and starting in 1992 as an editor and presenter. From 1994 to 1999, she was the Paris correspondent of WDR's parent organization ARD. From November 2001 to May 2012, she was a presenter on Weltspiegel, the world news program on ARD's Das Erste TV channel. In addition, in December 2001 she became foreign head at WDR, she headed ARD's studio in Washington, DC from July 2012 to June 2015. On July 1, 2015, she succeeded Ulrich Deppendorf as director and chief television editor at the ARD capital studio in Berlin, the first woman to hold the position.

As part of her duties, she is the presenter of Bericht aus Berlin. In January 2018, while reporting for ARD on the Alliance 90/The Greens party convention, Hassel tweeted in a manner, criticized as lacking in neutrality. Michael Hanfeld of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung characterized the tweets as "a salvo of delighted squeals", Alexander Will in Nordwest-Zeitung, as part of a "massive media flanking action" for the party, Jochen Bittner of Die Zeit took her to task for lacking the "professional, dispassionate distance" that ought to be demonstrated by publicly financed, government-supported media. Hassel rejected the accusation. Hassel has three children, she is a patron of Kinderhospiz Bethel, a children's hospice in Bielefeld, is a member of Atlantik-Brücke

The Fat Duck

The Fat Duck is a restaurant in Bray, England. It is run by celebrity chef proprietor Heston Blumenthal. Housed in a 16th-century building, the site of The Bell pub, The Fat Duck opened on 16 August 1995. Although it served food similar to that of a French bistro, it soon acquired a reputation for precision and invention, has been at the forefront of many modern culinary developments, such as food pairing, flavour encapsulation and multi-sensory cooking; the number of staff in the kitchen has increased from four when it first opened to 42, resulting in a ratio of one kitchen staff member per customer. The restaurant gained its first Michelin star in 1999, its second in 2002 and its third in 2004, making it the fastest in the United Kingdom to earn three Michelin stars, it lost its status as a three-starred restaurant in the 2016 guide due to renovation preventing it from being open for assessment. The restaurant regained three stars in the following year's Michelin guide; the restaurant is known for its fourteen-course tasting menu featuring dishes such as nitro-scrambled egg and bacon ice cream, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired mock turtle soup involving a bouillon packet made up to look like a fob watch dissolved in tea, a dish called Sound of the Sea which includes an audio element.

The restaurant has an associated laboratory where his team develop new dish concepts. In 2009 the restaurant suffered from the largest norovirus outbreak documented at a restaurant with over 400 diners falling ill; the Fat Duck is located in Bray in the High Street. Chef proprietor Heston Blumenthal has owned the premises since it opened at the location in 1995, it is not the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Bray, the other being Michel Roux's restaurant The Waterside Inn. As of 2017, it is one of only five restaurants in the entire United Kingdom with three Michelin stars; the restaurant has fourteen tables, can seat 42 diners. It has a high proportion of chefs working at the restaurant, 42, equating to one chef per diner. Much of the menu is developed by experimentation: for example, the egg and bacon ice cream came about following Blumenthal investigating the principles of "flavour encapsulation". A research laboratory where Blumenthal and his team develop dishes is two doors away opposite the Hinds Head pub, owned by the chef.

It was where the majority of the laboratory scenes for the television series Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection were filmed. The lab equipment includes a centrifuge, used to make chocolate wine, a vacuum oven; the restaurant takes reservations up to 2 months in advance, in 2011 it was receiving some 30,000 calls for reservations per day, although that figure included people who couldn't get through and were redialling. Blumenthal was inspired as a teenager by trips to the Michelin-starred restaurants in France and the work of Harold McGee. McGee's work in particular led him to question traditional cooking techniques and approaches which resulted in combinations which may at first appear unusual. Blumenthal incorporates psychology and the perception of diners into his dishes, explaining, "For example, eat sardine on toast sorbet for the first time, confusion will reign as the brain will be trying to tell the palate to expect a dessert and you will therefore be tasting more sweetness than exists."

The restaurant serves a fourteen-course tasting menu. Dishes served include palate cleansers made of vodka and green tea, frozen in liquid nitrogen, a snail porridge, described by one food critic as "infamous", ice creams of both crab, egg and bacon, each of which resulted in increased media attention for the restaurant; the mock turtle soup has an Alice in Wonderland theme, where a fob watch formed of freeze-dried beef stock covered with gold leaf is dropped into a tea cup and has a beef stock "tea" poured over it that dissolves the gold and the watch. A plate of ox tongue and vegetables is served alongside it to place into the soup. Toast sandwiches are served as a side dish, it had been developed for an appearance on Heston's Feasts, was afterwards added to the menu at the restaurant. Dishes are served with additional sensory inputs, such as "Sounds of the Sea", a plate of seafood served with a seafood foam on top of a "beach" of tapioca and eel. Alongside the dish, diners are given an iPod to listen to crashing waves whilst they eat.

Other additional sensory components include "The smell of the Black Forest" that accompanies a kirsch ice cream. The Fat Duck is located in a 16th-century cottage, further modified in the 19th and 20th centuries. Prior to the restaurant opening in the location, it was a public house called The Ringers; the building was Grade II listed by English Heritage on 2 May 1989. When the restaurant opened in 1995, the kitchen was staffed by owner Heston Blumenthal and one other employee. At the time the restaurant was serving meals in the style of a French bistro, such as lemon tarts, steak and chips. Blumenthal said that science had begun to influence the cooking at this early stage, as on the menu were his Triple Cooked Chips, which were developed to stop the potato from going soft; the restaurant came close to going bankrupt, Blumenthal sold his house, his car and many of his possessions in order to keep the restaurant afloat. After four years, the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in the 1999 list.

Blumenthal worked with Professor Peter Barham of the University of Bristol, developed a menu of dishes through experimentation such as slow-cooked lamb which avoids shocking the fibres in the meat and causing them to seize. By 2000, techniques were being used such as cooking vegetables in mineral water after discovering that the levels of calc