Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte conceded on Monday that coronavirus restrictions had been lifted too soon in the Netherlands and he apologised as infections surged to their highest levels of the year. Rutte last Friday reimposed curbs on bars, restaurants and nightclubs in an effort to stop a spate of infections among young adults, just two weeks after most lockdown measures in the country were lifted as cases were falling. "What we thought would be possible, turned out not to be possible in practice," Rutte told reporters on Monday.
The honey’s complexity is one reason local cooks lean on this ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes, such as a skillet-cooked pork made for us by Popi Karnavas, chef and owner of Popi’s restaurant. For our adaptation in our book “Milk Street Tuesday Nights,” which limits recipes to 45 minutes or less, a tangle of pork, peppers and onion is simply seasoned with honey, sage and a good dose of black pepper. To keep the recipe weeknight-friendly, we use small pieces of country-style pork ribs.
Nordstrom says it's acquiring a minority interest in four fashion brands owned by a British company called Asos as the department store chain aims to attract more customers in their 20s. The brands— Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT— were purchased by Asos in February after their previous owner and British fashion empire Arcadia Group filed for bankruptcy in late 2020. As part of the agreement, announced Monday, Asos will retain operational and creative control of the Topshop brands.
Slovenia's right-wing prime minister has brushed off opposition calls for his government to resign in the wake of a referendum in which voters overwhelmingly rejected proposed changes to a water management law seen as harmful to the environment. Janez Jansa's government approved the amendments in March but ecologists forced a referendum amid claims that the proposed legislation would threaten the environment and diminish water quality. The turnout for Sunday's referendum was the highest since 2007 for such a vote in Slovenia - 46.15% - which is seen as reflecting high public interest in the issue.
“Conglomerates benefit from the infrastructure paid for by taxpayers. … Shouldn't they help pay for all this?”
“Placing the burden for infrastructure improvements on those who use the facilities is the traditional way.”
“The world’s investors are offering America a cheap line of credit … and there’s no real reason to turn them down.”
“The carbon tax has unique advantages … It’s the obvious way forward.”
“A focused bill that repurposes unspent Covid funds is the best option.”