The first time British singer Rick Astley was introduced to what would become his smash pop hit, 1987's "Never Gonna Give You Up," was when Mike Stock of the production team Stock Aitken Waterman sang the song's melody and worked out the chords in the recording studio. At the time, Astley was not only a signed artist to SAW but also served as their tea boy—a sort of apprentice or intern who did odd jobs for them. "I'm literally brewing the coffee while this is happening," Astley tells Newsweek . "I kind of thought, 'Oh that's interesting,' because it's super catchy. As I heard it being built, I said to myself, 'If I was in a club with my friends, I'd dance to that.'" Released 35 years ago, "Never Gonna Give You Up," which appeared on Astley's debut album Whenever You Need Somebody , became the blue-eyed soul singer's first No. 1 smash in the U.S., followed by the hit singles "Together Forever" and "It Would Take a Strong Strong Man." Not only "Never Gonna Give You Up" has … [Read more...] about Rick Astley looks back at “Never Gonna Give You Up” turning thirty-five
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New Delhi : A majority of 127 arrested Islamic States sympathizers from across India were following speeches of fugitive televangelist and Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, NIA investigation has revealed. Among the 127 arrested in 28 cases since 2014, the highest (33) were arrested from Tamil Nadu followed by 19 from Uttar Pradesh, 17 from Kerala, 14 from Telangana, 12 from Mahrashtra, eight from Karnataka, seven from Delhi, four each from Uttarakhand and West Bengal and three from Jammu and Kashmir, according National Investigation Agency (NIA) data. The NIA has also arrested two people each from Rajasthan and Gujarat and one each from Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. In November 2014, the NIA registered the first jihadi terrorism case related to Islamic State and courts concerned have announced conviction in three of the cases in which charge sheet has been filed, said the agency. Sharing data at the NIA's National Conference of chiefs of the Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) and Special Task … [Read more...] about Most Arrested Islamic State Sympathisers Inspired by Zakir Naik, Says NIA
The Supreme Court’s ruling to gut nationwide rights to abortion last week has highlighted the importance of access to birth control, which already proves difficult for many women of color due to discrimination, stigma and systemic barriers in the health care system. While the decision does not directly impact access to contraception, legal experts say that states and municipalities that are aiming to ban abortion at the point of conception may also challenge contraceptives like Plan B and intrauterine devices. Some state legislators have already taken steps to restrict birth control, such as in Tennessee, when earlier this year Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, denounced Griswold v. Connecticut, the 1965 case that ensured birth control access to individuals who were unmarried. “The hardest burden is going to largely fall on Black women who already have insurmountable challenges just getting health care in this country,” Jennifer Driver, senior director of reproductive … [Read more...] about Black women are underserved when it comes to birth control access. The Roe decision could make that worse.
Marmite: you either love it or hate it or so the spread's advertising campaign famously claims. Well, the yeast-flavoured food is dividing opinions once again thanks to none other than Nigella Lawson. The celebrity chef sparked a fiery debate about cooking with Marmite after she incorporated it into a spaghetti recipe. Originally featured in her 2010 book Kitchen, the now infamous dish has become an internet sensation. It sparked outrage in 2020 when pasta lovers branded the mix of ingredients "an abomination", and it is doing the rounds online again - as nobody can quite decide what to think. Eager to see what all the fuss was about, Mirror journalist Amber O'Connor gave the recipe a try. Here's what she thought... Get the news you want straight to your inbox. Sign up for a Mirror newsletter here Having never tried Marmite before (I know, I'm sorry), I had no idea what to expect from this meal. But knowing its reputation for dividing … [Read more...] about ‘I tried Nigella Lawson’s 42p Marmite pasta for first time – then she messaged me’