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Gordon Ramsay says he’s ‘lucky to be alive’ after bike accident – and thanks his helmet | Ents & Arts News

Gordon Ramsay says he’s ‘lucky to be alive’ after bike accident – and thanks his helmet | Ents & Arts News

Gordon Ramsay has said he is “lucky to be alive” after a “really bad accident” riding his bike in the US. The TV chef, 57, warned his 7.6 million followers on X and 17 million on Instagram to “wear a helmet” after the incident in Connecticut this week. He thanked the “incredible trauma surgeons, doctors, and nurses” at the state’s private Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, but said he is “most thankful for my helmet that saved my life”. In a video, he revealed a huge bruise covering much of his torso and said: “I’m lucky to be standing here. “I am in pain, it’s been a brutal week, but I am sort of getting through it.” X This content is provided by X, which may be using cookies and other technologies. To show you this content, we need your permission to use cookies. You can use the buttons below to amend your preferences to enable X cookies or to allow those cookies just once. You can change your settings at any time via the Privacy …

California comedown: how illicit cannabis farms have left a wilderness where ‘you’re lucky to see a lizard’ | Cannabis

California comedown: how illicit cannabis farms have left a wilderness where ‘you’re lucky to see a lizard’ | Cannabis

In the shadow of Mount Shasta in northern California, a sea of makeshift greenhouses and plywood huts sprawls between the conifer trees of the high desert. From the air, many of the polytunnels look in bad shape, their plastic covers torn by the wind to reveal what’s inside: hundreds of cannabis plants packet tightly together, their distinctive green leaves easily identifiable against the volcanic soil. This remote area of Siskiyou county is known for its goldrush history, black bears and returning grey wolves, but in the last few years it has also become a hub for California’s parallel market in cannabis production. More than 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) of illicit cannabis farms cover the Republic-leaning county, which voted not to legalise commercial farming despite the statewide vote for legalisation in November 2016. Several thousand people are thought to be living in the seasonal encampments where illicit cannabis is grown near Mount Shasta, often without an official connection to water or sewage supplies. Many producers are Hmong Americans, and tensions have erupted with law enforcement over …

‘I’m very lucky,’ says award-winning baker and Olympic torch bearer Tharshan Selvarajah

‘I’m very lucky,’ says award-winning baker and Olympic torch bearer Tharshan Selvarajah

Back to homepage / Shows / Perspective Issued on: 08/05/2024 – 14:46 05:05 PERSPECTIVE © FRANCE 24 The Olympic flame arrives in France from Greece this Wednesday. Some 10,000 people will have the honour of carrying the torch for part of its relay around the country, from ordinary citizens to VIPs. One of these torch bearers is a Paris-based, Sri Lankan-born baker who only came to France for the first time in 2006. Since then he has worked as a cook, then at a bakery, and now runs his own establishment. His baguettes are credited with being so good that they won the prize for the best Parisian baguette of 2023. Tharshan Selvarajah spoke to us in Perspective. Read more on related topics: Source link

‘We Were The Lucky Ones’ Finale Was Hardest to Write: ‘Hope and Despair’

‘We Were The Lucky Ones’ Finale Was Hardest to Write: ‘Hope and Despair’

[The following contains spoilers from the finale of We Were The Lucky Ones.] As the first minutes of Hulu‘s We Were The Lucky Ones‘ finale begin, things seem dire for the Kurc family: Halina (Joey King) is facing interrogation upon being arrested by German police, Mila (Hadas Yaron) is struggling to reconnect with her daughter (Belle Swarc) after being forced to hide her in a monastery, and Addy (Logan Lerman) — stuck in Brazil — still can’t know whether his entire family is alive or dead. Spread out across multiple continents and featuring nearly a dozen main characters, showrunner Erica Lipez knew that finding her ending was a tall order. “That episode was one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever had as a writer,” showrunner Erica Lipez tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We were deep into filming and I was writing [the finale], while we were seeing what these actors were doing. I was just like: I have to deliver this for everybody.” The concluding episode of Lipez’s miniseries depicts mostly the time that comes immediately …

Some are born lucky, so the left shouldn’t flinch from giving others a helping hand | Sonia Sodha

Some are born lucky, so the left shouldn’t flinch from giving others a helping hand | Sonia Sodha

Life is a game of chance. Or that’s what I tell myself when I’m losing at my newest hobby, poker. Of course it’s a different story when I win the pot: then I chalk it up to skill. So it was crushing to hear an experienced player’s take when I fessed up to the fact I seem to do worse when I’m trying to play well. “That’s because no strategy is better than a bad strategy: it makes you harder to predict than a very basic game plan.” That’s me told. This is partly what it is to be human. We like to attribute our successes to effort and talent, but when we fail it’s more comforting to blame bad luck. The more successful someone is, the more marked this tendency becomes and it has a knock-on impact on how we understand the world more generally. Research published last week by the Fairness Foundation – whose advisory board I sit on – highlights that most people believe we live in a meritocracy, in which hard …

Robin Weigert on We Were the Lucky Ones, Big Little Lies, and Her Most Indelible Roles

Robin Weigert on We Were the Lucky Ones, Big Little Lies, and Her Most Indelible Roles

In Always Great, Awards Insider speaks with Hollywood’s greatest undersung actors in career-spanning conversations. In this installment, Robin Weigert looks back on her iconic performances in Deadwood and Big Little Lies, and how they connect to her current role in We Were the Lucky Ones. When casting for Deadwood began, Robin Weigert didn’t have much screen work to show. She’d spent years grinding on the New York stage, with only a weepy Law & Order guest spot to put on a reel. But an old friend from graduate school, Julie Tucker, was a casting assistant on the buzzy HBO pilot, and carried just enough sway to give her a shot. Creator David Milch and his producers were searching everywhere to fill the demanding role of Calamity Jane, a lone wolf “who drove teams of oxen with a bull whip across the plains,” as Weigert describes her. They met Weigert in New York. “I tried to fill out the dimensions of this massively strong person, because I didn’t feel I was enough of me,” Weigert says. …

In Jane Smiley’s ‘Lucky,’ does good sense make good fiction?

In Jane Smiley’s ‘Lucky,’ does good sense make good fiction?

Book Review Lucky By Jane SmileyKnopf: 384 pages, $29If you buy books linked on our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores. Toward the end of Jane Smiley’s new novel, “Lucky,” its narrator takes a moment to flip through her mother’s record collection. It’s got a lot of ’60s folk-rock, including, she notes, “the four J’s.” Presumably she means artists like Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Janis Ian. But maybe one of the J’s is the narrator herself — Jodie Rattler, a moderately famous singer with a knack for writing melancholy love songs. “Lucky” is framed as a rock ’n’ roll novel, but it’s a tricky and surprising one. Smiley seems determined to upend the conventions of the genre. Rather than a tale of outsize fame and fortune — or vice-induced failure — the Jodie Rattler story is about how she … does OK, rising from backup singer to ’60s and ’70s solo act who enjoyed modest success. She rode the folk-rock boom to hit the …

Family Matters actor Jaleel White says he was ‘lucky’ after Quiet on Set revelations

Family Matters actor Jaleel White says he was ‘lucky’ after Quiet on Set revelations

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Jaleel White, the actor best known for playing Steve Urkel on the 1990s sitcom Family Matters, spoke about his time as a child star after a docuseries featuring former show writers and child actors revealed a toxic workplace on Nickelodeon’s sets. “I always felt safe and protected on set,” White said in an interview with Today magazine. “I was lucky.” “Child actors are having a moment where some of the harsher realities of our business are coming to light,” added White, who was on the Perfect Strangers spinoff for nine seasons. In the five-episode docuseries Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, former Nickelodeon stars and writers described the abuse they faced on shows run by producer Dan Schneider. Schneider parted ways with the channel in 2018. He posted an interview on his YouTube channel, where he discussed the allegations featured in the documentary. Schneider, who …

Family’s ‘lucky escape’ after motorhome ‘blown down hill’ on NC500 route by Storm Kathleen | UK News

Family’s ‘lucky escape’ after motorhome ‘blown down hill’ on NC500 route by Storm Kathleen | UK News

A family touring Scotland’s North Coast 500 route are said to be “lucky to be alive” after their motorhome was reportedly blown down a hill as Storm Kathleen swept in across the country. The family of four and two dogs were still inside when the rented vehicle rolled over several times at a layby on the A896 near Shieldaig in Wester Ross on Sunday 7 April. The family, from Oxfordshire, reportedly managed to escape the wreckage with severe bruising. Peter Schmidt, owner of Luna Motorhome Hire, said he was shocked when he saw pictures of the scene and his firm’s van. Image: Pic: Luna Motorhome Hire/Peter Schmidt He told Sky News the family were “lucky to be alive”, adding: “That was my initial thought, ‘how on earth have they survived that?’ “You think to yourself, ‘how have they managed to crawl away from that without being seriously hurt or dead?’ “It was quite worrying for them.” Image: Pic: Luna Motorhome Hire/Peter Schmidt The incident came as Storm Kathleen brought disruption to travel across the UK …

Nicole Kidman shares rare glimpse into raising ‘divine’ teen daughters with Keith Urban: ‘So lucky’

Nicole Kidman shares rare glimpse into raising ‘divine’ teen daughters with Keith Urban: ‘So lucky’

Nicole Kidman will forever be grateful for having her husband Keith Urban by her side, and his unwavering support. The Expats actress and the country singer have been married since 2006, and share daughters Sunday Rose, who will be sixteen in July, and Faith Margaret, who just turned 13. The doting parents, who are both from Australia, are raising the girls largely in Nashville, and the mom-of-two recently gushed about how lucky she is to have Keith as her partner in parenting, and in life. You may also likeWATCH: Keith Urban talks nearly two decades of marriage to Nicole Kidman Speaking with People, Nicole declared: “I’m so lucky that I have Keith who’s just my love, my deep, deep love.” She then recalled: “I remember talking to somebody once and they were like, ‘What do you do?’ I’m like, ‘Well, primarily I have my family, I raise my kids, and I work,’” before gushing over Keith’s support in balancing both of their busy schedules. “I’m raising a soon to be 16-year-old and a 13-year-old who …