Tag Archives: Saturday

James Martin confirms further delay for new episodes of Saturday Morning as he takes break

James Martin has been fronting the hit show Saturday Morning on ITV since 2017. However, the star recently confirmed a break from filming the series for the summer.

As a result, viewers tuning in on Saturday mornings have been finding themselves watching repeats.

The presenter recently took to Twitter to apologise for this as well as share when they’ll be coming back.

This comes after earlier this morning, one of his fans messaged him asking him the question.

They penned: “So, we are watching your Saturday Kitchen thinking it’s live…

READ MORE: James Martin shares recipe for popular Italian dish with ‘a twist’

Earlier this year, the television chef was inundated with support as he announced the show’s break.

He posted about the news in view of his 642,000 followers on Instagram back in June.

James wrote: “Thanks for watching the Saturday show to all of you! It was a hard task to stay on air but let’s hope when we get back in a few weeks we see some normality.

“Record ratings this season so thanks again!

“I will, as always, continue to push the amazing places to eat and stunning suppliers this country has to offer…mega exciting stuff on the horizon so off to crack on, big love.”

Author: Fay Watson
Read more here >>> Daily Express :: Celebrity News

NVE issues landslide danger warning for Eastern Norway on Saturday

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) has issued a landslide and flood danger warning at the yellow level for large parts of Eastern Norway on Saturday.

The warning was issued due to lots of precipitation and locally heavy rain showers, the NVE wrote on its website.

“Some landslides are expected. Some major incidents may occur,” NVE writes.

There is a danger that exposed track and road sections may be closed. People are advised to stay away from steep slopes, streams, and rivers with large water flow and keep waterways free of gravel, rubbish, twigs, and leaves.

The precipitation forecast applies to the whole of Eastern Norway, except the former Telemark county.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

Do you have a news tip for Norway Today? We want to hear it. Get in touch at [email protected]

Author: Robin-Ivan Capar
Read more here >>> Norway News

Taylor to hold first official Pride event in Williamson County Saturday

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — With the nation celebrating Pride Month for the LGBTQ community, Taylor is holding its own event for the first time ever.

We caught up with organizers setting up for Saturday’s event. It will be the first official Pride event in Williamson County.

City of Taylor to host first official Pride event in Williamson County June 26, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
City of Taylor to host first official Pride event in Williamson County June 26, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

The idea took off after organizers started a Facebook group during the pandemic.

With last year’s event in Austin put on hold, the idea to do something on their own gained momentum in Taylor.

“It’s a huge deal. I mean this is Taylor’s coming out party. The support has been amazing,” said Denise Rodgers, event organizer.

It all starts Saturday in downtown Taylor at 2 p.m. There will be live music and drag queen performances at four venues in downtown Taylor.

Request tickets online here.

If you want to take part in Austin’s Pride event, that will happen this August.

Author: KXAN Staff
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Saturday was the 53rd anniversary of 'Loving Day', celebrating landmark interracial marriage ruling

MILFORD, Virgina — On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down 16 state bans on interracial marriage as unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and Black woman who had been jailed for being married to each other.

After the court’s decision, the Lovings lived quietly in their native Virginia with their three children until Richard Loving’s death in a 1975 car crash. Mildred Loving, critically injured in that same crash, never remarried and largely shunned publicity.

She granted a rare interview to The Associated Press in 2007, the 40th anniversary of her legal victory, and died the following year.

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Loving decision, The Associated Press is republishing its last interview with Mildred Loving, by reporter Dionne Walker.

SEE ALSO: Interracial family outraged after receiving threats in their new home

Reporters no longer beat a path to the modest white house just over the Caroline County border – and that’s fine with its owner, a soft-spoken 67-year-old who never wanted the fame that her marriage brought her.

Born Mildred Jeter, she’s mostly known by the name she took when she – a Black woman living in segregated Virginia – dared to break the rules by marrying a white man named Richard Loving.

The union landed the Lovings in jail, and then before the U.S. Supreme Court, and finally in the history books; 40 years ago Tuesday, the court ruled in favor of the couple, overturning laws prohibiting interracial unions and changing the face of America.

Mildred Loving is a matriarch to thousands of mixed couples now sprinkled in every city. But she hardly considers herself a hero – just a girl who once fell in love with a boy.

“It wasn’t my doing,” Loving told The Associated Press, in a rare interview. “It was God’s work.”

SEE ALSO: Councilman’s opposition to interracial marriage leads to his resignation

While the rest of the Jim Crow South struggled to divide the races in the early ’50s, Blacks and whites in tiny Central Point had long been intertwined. They worked together on farms, raising chickens and tobacco. And often, they were intimate, explained Edward Clarke, who grew up in the town an hour outside Richmond, today little more than vast fields, ragtag homes and weed-choked farm houses.

Standing in the hilly cemetery which Richard Loving is buried, he swept his hand out over the markers reading Jeter, Byrd and Fortune – Black folks, he explained, many so pale they could pass for white.

“The white people were just like the Black people,” said Clarke, a Black man. “You lived and survived … it was a sharing thing.”

It was in this setting that a skinny 11-year-old nicknamed “Bean” met a 17-year-old boy who was a family friend, according to Phyl Newbeck, a Vermont author who detailed the case in the 2004 book, “Virginia Hasn’t Always Been for Lovers.”

Over the years, friendship led to courtship – but their relationship took an abrupt turn when an 18-year-old Mildred became pregnant.

“We’re talking the early ’50s, when an illegitimate child was far more of a stigma,” Newbeck said. “I don’t think Richard wanted her to have to bear that.”

And so, they drove some 80 miles to Washington, D.C., in 1958, married and returned to Central Point to start a new life.

“I think he thought (if) we were married, they couldn’t bother us,” Mildred said.

Within a month, they were in jail.

Now 84, then-Sheriff Garnett Brooks vividly recalls bursting into the Lovings’ home at 2 a.m., rousing the couple out of their sleep and hauling them off to face the law. Word of their marriage – nobody’s sure who complained – had reached the commonwealth’s attorney.

“He told me to go and check on them and if they are (married), arrest them,” said Brooks, who insists the case wasn’t about race but about illegal cohabitation. “I told him I’d be glad to do it.”

A 28-year-old Phil Hirschkop was just a few months out of law school when he overheard a professor discussing the Lovings with another lawyer, Bernard Cohen.

It was 1964, and the Lovings had spent the past few years living in exile in Washington after being convicted on charges of “cohabitating as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth,” according to their indictments. Laws banning racially mixed marriages existed in at least 17 states.

The couple had avoided a year in jail by agreeing to a sentencing mandating, “both accused leave Caroline County and the state of Virginia at once, and do not return together or at the same time to said county and state for a period of 25 years.”

They got around it, recalls University of Georgia professor and family friend Robert Pratt, by riding back in separate cars and meeting up.

The frustrated young wife had written to then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who referred her to the ACLU for help returning to their Virginia home permanently. Cohen filed a motion to vacate the 1959 sentence against the couple, but hit a dead end when the courts refused to respond.

American courts had proven tough on race-mixing in the past: A handful of cases similar to the Lovings’ had come up before in other places, but were stuck in a thicket of state-sanctioned racism and red tape.

But lawmakers had just passed the Civil Rights Act, and across the South, Blacks were defying Jim Crows’ hold.

Hirschkop was convinced the Supreme Court was ready for change, too – but the right case had to come before the justices, free of any legal loopholes the state could seize upon. The Lovings presented such a case.

Hirschkop argued that the laws must treat each citizen equally, and that “when a law is based on race, it is immediately suspect and the burden is shifted to the state to show there is a compelling interest to have that sort of racial differentiation.”

On June 12, 1967, the court agreed.

“The country was ready, the Supreme Court was ready …” Hirschkop said. “They were going to do the right thing.”

Richard, by all accounts a stoic, blue-collar man content to let Mildred do the talking, moved his family into a small house on Passing Road, and tried to live happily ever after.

That ended when a drunken driver struck their car in 1975, killing Richard and costing Mildred her right eye. The small cemetery where he is buried is just a few minutes from their home.

Over the years, Mildred has granted few interviews, letting others tell her story through books, articles and a Showtime film, “Mr. and Mrs. Loving.”

“Not much of it was very true,” she said on a recent Thursday afternoon. “The only part of it right was I had three children.”

Her hands are curled by arthritis and her right eye is just a lidded hollow now. Still, Mildred’s face lights up as she talks about Richard. She thinks about him every day.

Each June 12, Loving Day events around the country mark the advances of mixed-race couples. Mildred doesn’t pay much attention to the grassroots celebrations.

Mostly she spends time enjoying her family, two dogs, and the countryside she fought so fiercely to again call home.

She wishes her husband was there to enjoy it with her.

“He used to take care of me,” said Mildred Loving. “He was my support, he was my rock.”

Video above is from previous post.

Copyright © 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Author: AP

This post originally appeared on ABC13 RSS Feed

Inside chef James Martin's stunning home on James Martin's Saturday Morning

The chef showed off his spacious country abode with an indoor and outdoor kitchen, perfect for a chef. James often shares images on Instagram.

His fridge is covered in signatures and messages from guests.

The chef has a huge clock attached to his wall, so there is no excuse for over or under-cooking his food.

James’s outdoor kitchen, on the other hand, is a testimony to a more relaxed style of cooking.

He has a pizza oven, an essential for fans of the classic Italian dish.

He also has an outdoor grill and two ovens.

The area boasts a workbench, blue pendant lights, and lots of worktop space.

Sharing a picture of his garden, fans were treated to a glimpse of his rolling views.

He recently made a salsa and salad dressing perfect for BBQs.

James Martin’s summer salad dressing recipe is both a salad dressing and a salsa, he claimed. 

James advised making it using a pestle and mortar or a simple blender.

It was made with green tomatoes, garlic, gentlemen’s relish and lemon.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed
Read More

Texas lawmakers to tackle updated elections overhaul legislation in Senate Saturday

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Shortly after the release of new language in Texas’ election overhaul legislation Saturday, lawmakers are expected to take up the changes in the Senate.

This is after the two lawmakers spearheading the overhaul of Texas election law announced Friday they reached a compromise on the chambers’ versions of the legislation.

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and State Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, made the announcement that they, as the chairs of the conference committee negotiating the changes, had come to a decision on the final version of Senate Bill 7.

“We feel good about it,” said Hughes said in an interview Friday. “It’s still got to come before both Houses to be signed off on,” he explained.

Hughes said the main components of the initially-proposed changes will remain largely the same.

Key aspects of the legislation include a provision to require a paper backup of electronic votes cast, standardizing voting hours and stopping counties from sending out mail-in ballots unsolicited.

Negotiators also agreed to implement rules requiring cameras stream live in central counting rooms and during signature verification.

President Joe Biden released a statement on the bill Saturday, before the committee report was released.

“It’s part of an assault on democracy that we’ve seen far too often this year — and often disproportionately targeting Black and Brown Americans,” said Biden in part. “In the 21st century, we should be making it easier, not harder, for every eligible voter to vote.”

Hughes countered Biden’s statement Saturday, saying the bill gives accessibility and security to the state’s elections. “We would all be better off if the President cared as much about our Southern Border as he does Texas elections,” said a Tweet from him.

“We differ on some things, some big things we differ on, and we try to figure out where we can compromise and where we can’t and ultimately, it’s going to be a majority vote on this bil l— it’s presented to the House and the Senate for one last vote, it’ll be a majority vote — and so we’ll see what happens, but ultimately, the people of Texas are going to have their way,” Hughes said of the negotiations, which involved five lawmakers from each chamber. Seven were Republicans and three were Democrats.

Democrats involved in the negotiations were skeptical of the announcement and said they wanted to see more details.

“It’s important to realize this bill, by itself is unnecessary,” State Rep. James Talarico, D-Round Rock, said. He was not part of the conference committee.

“It is a solution in search of a problem,” he said. “There is no voter fraud in the state of Texas — you are much more likely to get struck by lightning than to commit voter fraud in this state, and so this bill is simply an attempt to appeal to far right Republican primary voters and to indulge former President Donald Trump and his big lie.”

The Senate voted 18-13 to suspend chamber rules designed to allow for a 24-hour review period for conference committee reports, in order to take up SB 7 hours after the report’s release.

Sen. Hughes said he’s having a briefing for lawmakers at 8 p.m. in a room behind the chamber to answer questions about the bill.

His intention is to not debate the bill on the floor until at least 10 p.m.

Democrats questioned the process being rushed and making decisions on prominent election legislation late on a Saturday night when constituents might not be watching.

Author: Wes Rapaport
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Suspect's wife turned India the Tiger over to authorities on Saturday, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The missing tiger named India was found safe on Saturday and is being held at an animal shelter, according to Houston police.Officers with HPD’s Major Offender’s Division said the big cat appeared to be in good health and unharmed.

India was safely handed over by Victor Cuevas’ wife, Gia, HPD said.

The tiger disappeared after being spotted in the custody of a murder suspect last Sunday.When authorities responded to calls about the tiger being loose in a neighborhood, Victor Hugo Cuevas put it in his car and fled the scene.

It’s not clear who kept the tiger after that, but Cuevas was put back in jail for violating the terms of his release.

RELATED: Owner of tiger roaming loose in Houston neighborhood was out on bond in 2017 murder, records show

Cuevas is facing charges for a 2017 murder.

Friday, a judge put him back in the fort bend county jail on a $ 300,000 bond.An attorney for Cuevas said his client is not the owner of the tiger, but does keep the animal for its owner from time to time.

Cuevas’ attorney claims his client has expressed regret about the tiger incident.

The video featured is from a previous report.

Copyright © 2021 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Author: Miya Shay

This post originally appeared on ABC13 RSS Feed

Musk’s fortune thins by $20 BILLION since his appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Tesla co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk, has reportedly become more than $ 20 billion poorer since he appeared as a guest host on an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ last weekend.

The businessman’s net worth dropped from $ 166 billion to $ 145.5 billion after shares of his electric automaker Tesla fell some 15% over the past week, according to data tracked by Forbes. However, Musk remains the world’s third richest person.
Also on rt.com Just a big pump-and-dump scheme? RT’s Boom Bust delves into latest dogecoin saga
During his comedy debut the eccentric billionaire, who became the wealthiest person to ever anchor the show, revealed that he was also “the first person with Asperger’s to host – or at least the first to admit it.”

The entrepreneur also discussed the latest fuss around cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and dogecoin, having made a shock announcement that that the latter was a “hustle.” Musk had previously promoted the token publicly, pushing its price to record highs.

Comments made during Musk’s much-anticipated appearance on the show heavily hit the crypto market with dogecoin dropping over 30% within 24 hours.

Several days later, Musk announced Tesla would stop accepting bitcoin for vehicle purchases or selling the cryptocurrency until mining procedures transition to “more sustainable energy” than coal or fossil fuels.
Also on rt.com Bitcoin sell-off wipes $ 365 BILLION from crypto market
The news sent the price of bitcoin plummeting by as much as 17%, to below $ 50,000 this week.

Musk’s latest moves have reportedly confused investors, evoking additional volatility for Tesla’s stock, which has struggled over the past month due to the recent market sell-off of Big Tech giants and the growing uncertainty about the automaker’s business in China.

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

Author: RT
This post originally appeared on RT Business News