Bake Off champion Nadiya suggested that she frequency ever cooking her possess cakes

Nadiya Hussain has suggested that she frequency ever cooking her possess cakes

Nadiya Hussain has suggested that she frequency ever cooking her possess cakes

She combined some of a many overwhelming treats ever seen on her approach to winning a Great British Bake Off final year.

But Nadiya Hussain has suggested that she frequency ever cooking her possess cakes – after carrying to strew some-more than 3st.

The 31-year-old piled a pounds on to her small 5ft support following a birth of her third child, Maryam, who is now aged five.

In an disdainful talk in The Mail on Sunday’s You repository today, Nadiya says: ‘I’d contend to my father Abdal, ‘Am we fat?’ And he’d say, ‘No, you’re not, you’re beautiful,’ yet we knew things weren’t right.

‘One day we looked during a print of myself and we thought, ‘I need to renovate my life!’ ‘

Nadiya says she rang her ‘food-mad’ mom and told her she could not revisit for 3 months, usually so that she could equivocate eating her calorific curries.

She also bought a buggy, put Maryam in it ‘with food, remove and crayons’, and started using adult to 10 miles a day.

Three months later, Nadiya – by now some-more than 3st lighter – felt assured adequate to revisit her mom once more.

The star says: ‘When we go for something we do it in a vast way. It was a initial thing I’d finished for myself given carrying a kids. And that was it – unexpected we felt we could do anything.’

After winning a Bake Off final year in front of 15 million viewers, Nadiya is about to tell her second cookbook, Bake Me A Story, that she says was desirous by her children. The book mixes fairytale stories with cake recipes.

Here’s a disdainful talk from we Magazine  

Housewife superstar and print lady for multiculturalism, NADIYA HUSSAIN’s life has altered over approval in a past year. So how is the Bake Off champion coping? She talks about family, food and descending in adore with her father after they were married

NADIYA WEARS RED SCARF, Brooks Brothers. BLUE SCARF, Aspinal of London. SHIRT, Really Wild. DRESS, Issey Miyake

NADIYA WEARS RED SCARF, Brooks Brothers. BLUE SCARF, Aspinal of London. SHIRT, Really Wild. DRESS, Issey Miyake

Nadiya Hussain is relocating residence and was make-up boxes into a early hours a night before we meet. ‘I mislaid all clarity of time. Eventually, my father said, ‘Aren’t we ostensible to be adult during 5 to go to London?’ 

At some indicate in a night she wrote ‘Blu-Tack’ on a cover beside her pillow. This morning, she can’t remember given – a feeling informed to anyone using a home, with 3 children and a job. ‘Life is usually go, go, go,’ she says.

On hardly 3 hours’ sleep, Nadiya is somehow still effervescent with energy. In a (almost) year given she won The Great British Bake Off, life has altered over all recognition. 

She is about to tell her second cookbook, has finished a TV documentary about her roots, baked a 90th birthday cake for a Queen, reported for The One Show, been a guest panellist on Loose Women, is essay a initial of 3 novels and is going to be a decider on a new array of Junior Bake Off.

Stepping on to a open theatre has stirred a seismic change in her private life, too. She and her father Abdal have changed divided from their families, something ‘unheard of’ in a Bengali encampment Nadiya comes from. 

SCARF, Brooks Brothers. SHIRT, Really Wild. DRESS, Zuria Dor. JEWELLERY, Pebble London

SCARF, Brooks Brothers. SHIRT, Really Wild. DRESS, Zuria Dor. JEWELLERY, Pebble London

After some-more than 10 years of vital with, afterwards nearby Abdal’s relatives in Leeds, a family changed to a rented home in Milton Keynes 8 months ago and have now bought a house. They share childcare and chores (Abdal does many of a ironing).

Though she still buys her garments during Primark and her headscarves during transport markets, Nadiya, 31, a wavering housewife whose Bake Off victory debate – ‘I’m never going to put bounds on myself ever again’ – changed many to tears, has morphed into a staid and expressive woman. 

She has unequivocally found her feet in her dizzying new world, yet a integrity that shines out now was there prolonged before she seemed on TV. What enabled her to fly was a many critical preference of her life: marrying Abdal. ‘He’s ambitious, clever. Together we’re fearless,’ she says. ‘I couldn’t have done any of this yet such a bargain husband.’

Her USP is that she ties dual pivotal strands of complicated Britain – luminary enlightenment and multiculturalism – in one neat bow. She speaks Bengali and cleaves to her headscarf, nonetheless she loves a British traditions of cake and tea. She was a initial Muslim lady many viewers got to know – despite by a TV shade – and her attract won her a multitude of fans. 

She is pronounced to have finished some-more for interracial bargain than decades of legislation but, to her, it comes naturally. ‘I don’t consider about it consciously, it is who we am,’ she says. ‘There are loads of layers to me: I’m a Muslim, I’m Bangla, I’m British…but many of all we am a silent and zero matters some-more than that.’

Nadiya with her father Abdal during a Yorkshire Awards

Nadiya with her father Abdal during a Yorkshire Awards

Given her background, a palliate with that Nadiya deals with a wider universe (including a fan who followed her into a loo during a selling centre wanting a selfie) seems extraordinary. 

She is one of 6 children and was brought adult in Luton, where she went to a propagandize full of girls from a identical background. She had no white friends until she changed to sixth form college. At home a family spoke Bengali – ‘I did it for GCSE. It’s been no use to me given yet my father was happy’ – and her mom would make during slightest 6 curries a day.

‘Food was important. People like my relatives came to this nation yet friends or anything familiar; cooking was their approach of re-creating a block of home,’ she says. ‘I didn’t knowledge a fish finger until we was 17 when we got a automobile and schooled how to get to Tesco. I’d rather my children had a mixture. My silent says, ‘Why don’t we usually give them curry?’ yet we wish them to learn other cuisines.’

If she had ambitions as a teenager, avocation meant environment them aside. She practical to university and won a place to investigate psychology during King’s College, London, yet acquiesced yet rancour or evidence when her relatives pronounced she could not leave home. 

SCARF, Aspinal of London. COAT, J JS Lee. DRESS, Marni. SHOES (just seen), Paul Andrew. BRACELETS, Pebble London

SCARF, Aspinal of London. COAT, J JS Lee. DRESS, Marni. SHOES (just seen), Paul Andrew. BRACELETS, Pebble London

‘I thought, ‘OK, I’ll get married, have kids and do something later,’ she says. She got a pursuit as an director in a medical centre, arranging home visits for patients, and, during 19, married Abdal. It’s tough to suppose a play concerned in entering into an organised marriage, yet Nadiya supposed it yet question. ‘My parents, aunts and uncles had all had organised marriages so it was totally normal,’ she says.

Her father, a restaurateur, showed her photographs of Abdal, a son of a business associate in Leeds. She rang his mobile series and for 6 months they talked. She asked a mechanism sciences connoisseur all she could consider of: what was his ten-year life devise and what would occur if she was incompetent to have children. ‘If we like we I’ll stay, and if we don’t I’ll leave,’ he replied – she’s still not certain either he was perplexing to make her giggle or being brutally honest.

They got intent a initial time they met in chairman and were married 3 weeks after nearby her father’s encampment in Bangladesh, with usually their fathers benefaction given they indispensable to keep a matrimony costs down (tradition final giving donation to a bad on matrimony and a usually approach they could means to do that was by marrying with no guest – not even their brothers and sisters). 

Nadiya changed into Abdal’s family home in Leeds with 7 suitcases: ‘It’s usually afterwards we think, ‘Wow, I’ve got to share a life with this person.’ He hadn’t finished any habit space for me and we was positively gutted. We’d been married for 10 days and he said, ‘You don’t need all those shoes.’

Nadiya  with her associate finalists Ian (left) and Tamal

Nadiya with her associate finalists Ian (left) and Tamal

A year on from a wedding, Musa, now nine, was born, followed by their second son, Dawud, now eight. ‘By a time Musa was 3 months aged we was profound again. we was, like, ‘I’m not going anywhere, you’re not going anywhere, we both wish kids, let’s get on with it,’ she says. ‘Of course, it wasn’t easy, yet we went in thinking, ‘I’m going to make this work.’ Two years and dual kids after we looked during him one day and thought, ‘You know what? we utterly like you.’

Their initial lick was ‘awkward’, yet they incited out to be a shining match. If Abdal had motionless Nadiya’s place was in a home, that’s where she would have stayed, yet it was he who recognized her potential. 

‘He is not someone who sits during home. He changed divided to investigate during 18 and that’s not common for us. He goes hiking, he does impassioned sports. He’s desirous and he could see aspiration in me,’ she says. ‘I was dynamic my children would be a best they could be, so they ate well, we took them out, we review them bedtime stories. we put so most into it infrequently we didn’t even have time to brush my hair.’

The children could review English and Arabic before they went to school. Nadiya began an Open University grade in child growth yet stopped when Maryam, now five, was born, as it was too most of a distraction. And all that time she was baking – a adore she picked adult from a clergyman during school. She was content, and she started putting on weight: three-and-a-half mill on her small support (she is usually underneath 5ft).

‘I’d contend to Abdal, ‘Am we fat?’ And he’d say, ‘No, you’re not, you’re beautiful,’ yet we knew things weren’t right,’ she says. ‘One day we looked during a print of myself and we thought, ‘I need to renovate my life!’ The initial thing she did was ring her mom and tell her she wasn’t going to revisit for 3 months. ‘Her approach of adore is food. If we spin adult during her residence and don’t eat she gets upset.’

She bought a buggy, put Maryam in it – ‘with food, juice, crayons’ – and started using 10 miles a day. She contingency have been a sight, pulsation a streets with her headscarf and baby, yet she laughs during a memory. 

‘I didn’t care. When we go for something we do it in a vast way.’ Three months later, she visited her mom three-and-a-half mill lighter. ‘It was a initial thing I’d finished for myself given carrying a kids,’ she says. ‘And that was it – unexpected we felt we could do anything.’

It was Abdal, famously, who swayed her to try for Bake Off, stuffing out a focus form so there was usually a technical territory for her to complete. The night she won, with a fantastic matrimony cake she’d dreamed of yet didn’t have during her possess matrimony – lemon drizzle draped in a ‘sari’ in a British colours of red, white and blue – Bake Off pulled in a record 14.5 million viewers.

Nadiya watched a partial with her associate finalists Tamal and Ian as they had to seem on Bake Off‘s sister show An Extra Slice afterwards. She afterwards went home and watched it with her family. ‘It was weird. we had to keep withdrawal a room given it was so intense,’ she says.

Her new book, Bake Me a Story, is desirous by her children. It is a pleasing brew of recipes and angel tales with a clearly complicated spin – Rapunzel sealed in a building block, Cinderella slaving divided in a DIY emporium (see page 32) – and all a stories embody scrumptious-sounding recipes.

Her children have always desired books. ‘They’re vast readers. They’ll spin adult in a kitchen with a book while I’m cooking and say, ‘Mum, please, usually one chapter.’ They’re like puppies, sitting on a building pleading, so we have to spin all off and review to them. 

I tested all a stories on them and it was such fun. You can follow a recipe, afterwards review while it’s in a oven, or review a story afterwards ready – whatever works for you. It’s such an interactive approach of storytelling: we usually have to make gingerbread for my daughter to wish to review The Gingerbread Man.’ The children all adore baking – and eating – her cakes.

Left: Nadiya with her father Abdal and children (from left) Maryam, Musa and Dawud. Right: with Bake Off decider Paul Hollywood during a National Television Awards

The book has plunged Nadiya into another burdensome spin of publicity: today, after nearing during a studio for make-up usually before 8am (on that 3 hours’ sleep), she’s not awaiting to finish until after 10pm. Abdal’s eagerness to be a ‘new man’ – still frequency surprising in a Bengali encampment – is what creates it work. 

‘I got home late yesterday and he’d built all a [new, Ikea] seat and spotless a kitchen. Everything was immaculate,’ she says. ‘The kids were in bed – all we had to do was go upstairs and contend goodnight.’


Dream cooking celebration guest? David Attenborough – we could listen to him all day.

Most appreciated possession? I’m not one of those people who keeps things given Abdal creates me chuck all away.

Make-up bag essentials? Vaseline, for when I’ve chewed off all my lipstick, and concealer.

Secret ambition? To expostulate a fast car.

Good read? we adore Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones – it’s unequivocally moving.

Perfect Sunday morning? Staying in my pyjamas with a cup of tea in bed, afterwards creation pancakes usually before midday.

Ultimate luxury? At the moment, sleep.

What’s a best recommendation we could give someone? Scaring yourself is a good thing.

What keeps we awake? Recipes. I always have one in my conduct and if we don’t write it down it bugs me.

How many headscarves have we got? Around 150 – we need dual drawers to keep them in!

But there’s a informative spin to this, too: ‘The disproportion between him and some group is that he doesn’t do all that given he loves me – yet he does – yet given he’s got a avocation to demeanour after a residence when I’m not there. That also goes for a children: they opening and put a bins out. we don’t compensate them for chores given it’s their residence as most as mine.’

The initial thing she does when she gets home is take off a headscarf. Underneath, her hair is waist-length and unequivocally curly. She could simply transport down a transport yet being recognized – yet she never would. Bengali traditions sojourn critical to her, even as she steers her family into complicated Britain. 

Her father and father can see her hair, yet a headscarf goes behind on if her brothers-in-law visit. She observes Ramadan and says it is ‘easy’ to quick if we put your mind to it (that integrity again), even while cooking for a children and contrast recipes.

This Eid (the festival during a finish of Ramadan) was her quietest ever given she was so busy. She and Abdal stayed a night during his parents’ house, afterwards gathering down to her family for a few hours, afterwards behind to their rented home to start make-up for a move. ‘Usually I’d put a route of candy from a children’s bedrooms to their Eid presents, yet it was too chaotic. I’ll make it adult to them subsequent year,’ she says.

She has frequency gifted racism, usually a bit of ‘shoving during a train stop’ as a teen and ‘some negativity’ on Twitter during a finish of Bake Off. A policeman was quickly stationed outward her residence in Leeds, ‘but when we demeanour back, it was usually a charge in a teacup’.

Things are changing in a Bengali community. Two of Nadiya’s sisters have been authorised to select their possess husbands rather than have organised marriages. And if an organised matrimony breaks down, ‘that’s most some-more supposed than it was a decade ago’.

Baking on This Morning, and with her associate finalists Ian (left) and Tamal

Nadiya baking on This Morning with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

The pierce to Milton Keynes was evidently so Nadiya could transport to London some-more easily, yet is also partial of a wider trend of ‘internal migration’ in that immature couples such as Nadiya and Abdal are relocating divided from extended inner-city families into a suburbs. 

Nadiya’s family is tighten by – her mom and sisters assistance with childcare – yet they are a 30-minute expostulate divided and she apparently relishes this independence. ‘We live on a corner of city and a children’s propagandize is usually down a road. They cycle to propagandize – we used to have to expostulate them 6 miles – and a gait is slow. It’s usually what we wanted.’

The ideal approach to applaud this new, immature and pleasing life would be with a normal English wedding. Nadiya says she would still adore to have a ‘proper’ matrimony with all their brothers and sisters. 

Maryam is effervescent over with fad during a awaiting of assisting to select a matrimony dress, even yet during a impulse her mom is too bustling to set a date. But if Nadiya says it’s going to occur we can gamble that, earlier or later, it will.

Cinderella, a celebration and a pumpkins 

An disdainful remove from Nadiya’s new book 

Cinderella lived in a vast residence with her gran, her great-auntie, her mum, her stepdad, her two stepsisters, dual parrots, a cat and a profound dog.

Since she was a small girl, Cinderella had famous that if she wanted something, she would have to go out and get it herself. So she went to college in a mornings, worked in a DIY emporium in a afternoons and had an dusk pursuit cleaning plates in a restaurant.

The rest of Cinderella’s family were lazy, so when she got home there would be some-more work to do. When she eventually finished it to bed, bad Cinders had to share it with a dog.

One night her stepsisters came in, fluttering their phones about. The city gymnasium was throwing a vast celebration on Friday. Cinderella realised she was operative an additional change during a emporium so she sent an email to her trainer to ask for a time off.

The subsequent morning, Cinderella checked her messages and her heart sank. ‘I can't give we a night off. we need we to ready for a screwdriver sale we’re carrying on Saturday.’ Cinderella would not be going to a party.

When Friday came, Cinders watched her stepsisters put on their pleasing dresses and lipstick. Then they stepped into their pinkish limousine as Cinderella trudged off to a train stop. Once Cinderella got to work she motionless to confuse herself from meditative about a party, so she discriminating each screwdriver in a shop.

The doorbell rang as someone came in. It was a boss’s wife: ‘I told my father to give you the time off yet he’d already told a other staff they could go to a party, so I’m here to make certain we don’t skip out. Just consider of me as your angel godmother.’ 

And she churned out a dulcet dress and a span of jewel-encrusted shoes. ‘I’ll take over until shutting time. Just make certain we are behind by afterwards as we don’t know a formula to set a alarm.’

Everyone stared as Cinderella walked into a celebration in her shimmering dress. But Cinders was starving so went true to a buffet. She reached for a final pumpkin flapjack…and bashed hands with a immature male who was also reaching for it. 

Cinderella looked adult into a span of kind dim brownish-red eyes. ‘It’s yours,’ a immature male said. ‘But usually in sell for a dance.

She didn’t argue. They danced until Cinderella remembered that she had to get behind to tighten a shop. She dashed off in such a rush she didn’t contend goodbye. He was unequivocally unhappy until he beheld she’d forsaken a top with a name of a DIY emporium on it.

The subsequent afternoon, Cinderella was slumped during a counter, counting screwdrivers, meditative about dancing and a poetic immature man. The bell tinkled. Then a bag of flapjacks landed on a counter.

‘They’re yours,’ pronounced a immature man, as he kindly put Cinderella’s top behind on her head. ‘But usually if we guarantee to dance with me always.’

Pumpkin and Spice Flapjacks

Makes 9 squares

100g golden syrup

100g soothing light brownish-red sugar

125g unsalted butter, softened

250g rolled porridge oats

75g pumpkin seeds

¼ tsp belligerent cinnamon

¼ tsp belligerent nutmeg

¼ tsp belligerent star anise (you will need a grinder)

¼ tsp belligerent ginger

pinch of salt

Preheat a oven to 180C fan/gas 6. Line a 20cm block baking tin with greaseproof paper.

Combine a syrup, sugar, butter, oats, pumpkin seeds, spices and salt in a vast play and brew until they all come together.

Press into a tin with a behind of a spoon, afterwards bake for 20-25 mins until golden brownish-red all over.

Remove from a oven afterwards spin out of a tin and leave to cold for 20 minutes.

Cut into squares once completely cooled.

This is an edited remove from Bake Me a Story by Nadiya Hussain, to be published by Hodder Children’s Books on 8 September, cost £14.99. To pre-order a duplicate for £10.49 (a 30 per cent discount) until 11 September, visit

Nadiya will be vocalization during the YOU Book Day on 5 November. For some-more information, revisit


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The Lima News | Victim named in Lima’s fourth carnage this year

LIMA — Police spent the last day looking for two men who detectives believe killed a 29-year-old man during a dispute.

Devonte Malik Andrews, 20, and Terry Cory “C.O.” Williams, 27, both of Lima, were wanted in connection with the death of Edward Henry on Thursday. Henry was shot multiple times outside of an apartment complex at 758-760 E. Fourth St., Lima Police Detc. Steve Stechschulte said.

Williams has at least three other felony crimes involving a gun on his record, according to Allen County court records. Andrews does not have a felony record in Allen County, only misdemeanors, according to court records.

Henry was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His body was taken to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy expected to take place Friday, Stechschulte said.

Henry’s death is Lima’s fourth homicide of 2016, Stechschulte said.

Henry and the suspects are among a group of people who have been involved in an ongoing dispute, Stechschulte said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Andrews or Williams is asked to call Lima Police at 419-227-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 419-229-7867. Tipsters may be eligible for an award. If the tipster knows an immediate location, that person should call police first.

Williams is the brother of Demontae Rogers, who is a suspect in a killing at the Gspot bar in July. Stechschulte said. Rogers remains on the run. There is no other connection between Henry’s death and the killing at the bar, he said.

Henry was shot one other time in a 2012 incident involving a licensed concealed carrier. A jury acquitted Dontez Parks in the shooting of Henry on Jan. 4, 2012, that also was part of an ongoing dispute. Parks’ exgirlfriend, with whom he had a child, was the girlfriend of Henry at the time.

Parks had sought a court protection order against Henry after Henry, who was a lot bigger than Parks and had a muscular build, allegedly threatened Parks.

The day Parks shot Henry, Henry confronted Parks at a carryout while Parks had his children, both under the age of 6, in the van. Parks was pinned in and unable to drive off. Henry tried to open the passenger door but it was locked and then walked around the van to try to get to Parks.

Henry tried to open the driver’s door, and Parks pulled his weapon and shot Henry once in the side. Henry ran away. A jury found Parks acted appropriately and in self-defense.

During that trial, Henry took the stand and was asked about walking away from Parks rather than go after him. Henry said “that was not an option” but then said his only intentions were to talk to Parks. Parks had warned Henry several times to go away.

Later in 2012, police arrested Henry for shooting a man on East Third Street in the hand about a month after that man’s son stabbed Henry multiple times, including slashing his head.

By Greg Sowinski

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FLORIDUH — HOMELESS MAN Arrested For Performing Cunnilingus At Public Beach!

Tracy Briley was arrested for allegedly giving a lady oral sex on the beach (Pinellas County Jail photo)

Tracy Briley was arrested for allegedly giving a lady oral sex on the beach (Pinellas County Jail photo)

TREASURE ISLAND — A homeless man was arrested this week at a Treasure Island boardwalk after police received complaints the man was performing “oral sex” in public.

Not your stereotypical beach activity, that’s for sure, especially when you consider that the recipient of the oral sex was a lady!

What’s worse is that one of the witnesses was a 3-year-old boy out for a walk on the boardwalk with his grandpa.

According to the arrest affidavit, around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Tracy Briley, 50, was found with his pants down and his “penis out in plain view.”

Complaints had been streaming into the Treasure Island Police Department with reports that a “man was performing cunnilingus on a female subject laying on the beach boardwalk.”

When police asked Briley what was going on, Briley responded that he was an “emergency responder and had to assist the female as it was his duty.”

Cheeky bastard.

Briley was also reported as saying that he “had nowhere else to have sex except in public.”

Briley’s unnamed female partner was transported to a local hospital after the incident for an undisclosed and unrelated “medical issue.”

The 50-year-old man was charged with a trespassing charge and a felony lewd exhibition charge and is now being held in county jail on a $10,000 bond.

Hopefully Briley learned his lesson and will find a more … private beach next time.

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Do boys know some-more about sex than girls?

WHAT do Malaysian youths know about sex? Not a whole lot, according to the findings of a survey on Malaysian Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).

The little that they know about SRH is gleaned from a hodgepodge of sources, including school, the Internet and friends.

Forty-two per cent believe that withdrawal before ejaculation is effective protection against unplanned pregnancy.

Thirty-five per cent believe a woman cannot become pregnant when she has sex for the first time.

The survey also reveals that boys know more about SRH than girls.

For instance, when asked whether standing up during sex will prevent pregnancies, 51 per cent of the female respondents said they do not know, compared with 20 per cent of the male respondents.

Fifty-one per cent do not know that a woman can get pregnant during menstruation.

Many respondents do not know how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections and 25 per cent believe that protection is not required when there is mutual trust between partners.

SRH knowledge-driven programmes are focused on helping youths to understand their bodies, protect themselves and inculcate respect for everyone, but 25 per cent of those surveyed have the impression that SRH education is about teaching them how to have sex.

However, the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) says the findings of the survey may not be representative of young people in Malaysia as “we must keep in mind that the survey results are based on a limited pool of respondents”.

A WAO spokesman says it is likely that boys are better informed about sex because it is a greater taboo for girls.

“In Malaysian society, girls are expected to keep their virginity, abstinence is the only option that is encouraged and sex before marriage, let alone early sexual activity, is not openly acknowledged. These factors may result in girls being less educated about sex than boys.”

All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) programme officer Choong Yong Yi says it is not enough to only promote abstinence to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

“It is much better to implement comprehensive and age appropriate sex education for teens where they are taught about consent, peer refusal skills, safe sex and how to value their bodies. Contraceptives must also be made available.”

Her colleague, information communications officer Evelynne Gomez says the taboo over sex education must be broken.

“It is a big taboo in Malaysia and it is going to be a difficult issue to approach, but looking at how unsure young people are in the survey, there should be more comprehensive sex education for youths on their sexual and reproductive health.

“There’s scarcely any information on sexually transmitted diseases and many sexually active youths would rather not deal with the issue.”

The survey found that 11 per cent of sexually active respondents have had a sexually transmitted infection and 24 per cent did not seek treatment.

Federation of Reproductive Health Associations Malaysia (FRHAM) executive director Mary Pang says the organisation has been advocating sex education for a long time.

“In fact, the topic of consent is a chapter on its own in our Life’s Journey module, which is a manual on sexual and reproductive health for adolescents.

“We use the module in all our training sessions at FRHAM centres, as well as in outreach sessions.”

In the chapter on consent, titled Are you ready for a sexual relationship?, Pang says the key messages are:

• Every right comes with responsibility.

• Make an informed choice. Think, before you act. Don’t just do it.

• Sexual relationships should be pleasurable and not under pressure.

• Pregnancy should be intended and desired.

Huge escape of support for small lady battling mind cancer

WOOSTER, Ohio– A viral video we common with we on Thursday of a immature cancer studious has resulted in an strenuous response.

The video was posted on a Wayne County Sheriff Facebook page, and already has some-more than 27,000 views.

Captain Doug Hunter is featured in a driver’s chair of a cruiser,  and a six-year-old lady named Madison is subsequent to him in a newcomer seat.

“A special part of in a cruiser with a captain,” explained Hunter, introducing Madison as a internal lady who has been by some tough times.

“Not prolonged ago, Madison had a vast growth private from her mind described as a distance of a lemon and she is now in a routine of undergoing chemo diagnosis and that diagnosis will continue on into Way,” explained Captain Hunter, seeking a immature lady to speak about a treatments and how they make her feel.

“They speak to mom a lot and they exam me like they do their finger, like this– make certain we can see really well,” explained Madison, fluttering her finger behind and onward in front of her face, adding “they do conference exam so we can hear.”

Madison steals a uncover in a video. “When we was in a hospital, we got to accommodate doggies and there was a large one and wanted to get in bed with me, though it was too large and there was a tiny one and we got to pet it,” she explains.

Hunter says he seized a event to embody Madison in his refurbish anticipating to inspire people to send cards, to pull courtesy to a weekend fundraiser during a Sylvan Road American Legion, and seeking people to cruise promulgation gas cards to assistance with trips to and from a sanatorium for unchanging treatments.
Madison does explain in a video that after her treatments “my swell gets upset.”

She talks about blank her initial day of kindergarten given she was in a sanatorium removing a blood transfusion.

But her mom says she has never once complained.

“Madison is a stone star. She has not complained one time. She goes by her treatments; she does what she needs to do, and she’s never mislaid her smile. She is a strong-willed small girl,” pronounced Madison’s mom, Jessica Williams.

Williams says she never approaching a escape that has come from a video given it was initial posted progressing this week.

“My phone has not stopped going off. There’s people wanting to help. There is a K9 officer from a Zanesville area wanting to move his K9 to see her; they are wanting to move therapy horses,” she said.

Hunter says it is not his use to use his forum to fundraise.

He says there is a larger purpose.

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The video signs off with a intense summary that can only as simply be applicable for anyone going by tough times.

“So folks, this is your event to consider a small some-more of others such as Madison and a small reduction of yourself and things will be a whole lot improved right here in Wayne County, Ohio.”

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Crews find vital among a passed as hunt goes on for survivors of Italy upheaval that killed 250

The rescuers’ hopes were dashed when they overwhelmed a small, cold leg extending from a towering of waste in this quake-ruined village. Clearly, a small lady was dead.

But not all wish was lost. As they dug, a rescue crew could see that entwined in a passed 8-year-old child’s arms was her 4-year-old sister, Giorgia. And she was still breathing.

“They were fibbing embraced underneath a rubble,” one of a rescuers recounted. “We listened a moan, and satisfied she was alive.”

Many some-more were not so lucky. As of Thursday afternoon, a genocide fee from a trembler that had scorched a fibre of formerly postcard-perfect Italian towering villages early Wednesday stood during 250, with hundreds some-more hurt. 

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Destruction from Italy upheaval a grave warning for California’s aged section buildings

Surveying a extinction of centuries-old villages pummeled by a vital trembler in executive Italy this week, it’s easy for Californians to consider that a some-more complicated buildings here would improved tarry a shaking.

But seismic experts and constructional engineers contend there remain many buildings across…

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As hundreds of aftershocks rumbled by a upheaval zone, about 85 miles northeast of Rome, rescue teams dodged falling debris and bleary-eyed survivors staid in for a second full night in a open air. More than 1,200 people were sheltering in tents, cars and camping trailers, fearful to try indoors.

The earthquake, with a rough bulk of 6.2, reduced hundreds of structures — some of them ancestral homes and churches that had stood for centuries — to staggering heaps of rubble and dust.

Despite a devastation, rescuers pulpy ahead.

 “We wish to trust there are still people alive underneath there,” pronounced firefighter Danilo Dionisi, whose organisation in a encampment of Pescara del Tronto unearthed a entwined Rinaldi sisters Wednesday night after their raging relatives showed where to puncture for them. “We are still hunting… anticipating there will be some-more Giorgias.”

In far-flung corners of Italy, people paid reverence to upheaval victims. Flags flew during half-staff, and a enlightenment method pronounced all deduction from open museums on Sunday would be donated to replacement efforts.

As clouds of over-emotional white dirt kicked adult by a trembler began to settle, a initial in a turn of approaching finger-pointing began. Prosecutors in Rieti range on Thursday launched an review of “culpable disaster” in trembler preparations, Italy’s Ansa news organisation reported.

Italy earthquake: Drone footage depicts extinction in Amatrice

Italy earthquake: Drone footage depicts extinction in Amatrice

Aerial worker footage shows a city of Amatrice ravaged after a absolute trembler struck Italy during 3:36 a.m. Aug. 24, 2016. (Italian Fire Brigade)

Aerial worker footage shows a city of Amatrice ravaged after a absolute trembler struck Italy during 3:36 a.m. Aug. 24, 2016. (Italian Fire Brigade)

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The country’s final vital earthquake, that strike in 2009 about 50 miles south of a stream upheaval zone, killed some 300 people and set off indignant recriminations over vulnerable building procedures and other reserve lapses.

Pescara del Tronto, once one of a region’s beauty spots, gimlet a full brunt of a quake’s fury, with scarcely 4 dozen inhabitants killed as depressed homes sent masonry cascading down steep, slight streets. The village, flanked by perfumed fig trees, was remade into small some-more than a dry injure in a greenery, patrolled by soldiers and sifted by by firefighters.

The quake’s erratic energy could be seen everywhere — one home left station while another fell, mostly depending on a building standards used.

One survivor, Bruno Filotei, rushed out of his home when a upheaval strike — usually in time to see his mother’s residence usually opposite a travel collapse, murdering her.

“My residence was new….that’s a difference,” he said, distraught.

Local landmarks were rendered unrecognizable. “This was once a road, we think,” a proffer in Pescara del Tronto said, study a rubble like an archaeologist.

In a circuitously city of Accumoli, a princely church steeple defeated onto an adjacent home, murdering a family of four.

Governments of adjacent European countries, meanwhile, sought to comment for blank nationals who had been operative or vacationing in a halcyon Apennine plateau during a tallness of a summer traveller season. Romania pronounced 5 of a adults died in a upheaval and scarcely a dozen others were unaccounted for, and Spain reported a genocide of during slightest one Spanish national.

Dionisi, a firefighter whose organisation discovered Giorgia, told of another heartening save, also within hours of a quake. Two brothers, 4-year-old Samuele and 7-year-old Leone, were trapped when a roof of their residence partly collapsed. It was a ethereal rescue; the boys were safeguarded by defeated beams, with adequate atmosphere to breathe, though they grew fearful as efforts to extricate them dragged on.

“I liberated Samuele, though it took a prolonged time to get Leone out,” Dionisi said. To comfort and confuse a small boy, a rescuers betrothed him a float on their glow engine when he got out. Soon after, they plucked him to safety.

Such fortifying outcomes were in painfully brief supply. Italian news reports focused on one quite slashing case: a genocide of an 18-month-old lady whose mom had changed divided from a area after vital by a fatal 2009 upheaval in L’Aquila.

The infant, identified as Marisol Piermarini, was killed as she slept in a family’s vacation home in Arquata del Tronto, in a heart of a upheaval zone. Her mom again survived.

Not usually a physically harmed needed comforting. Giovanni D’Ercole, a bishop of circuitously Ascoli Piceno, kindly approached a organisation of residents in Pescara del Tronte who stood gazing numbly during their village’s razed remains.

“When we ask survivors how they feel, they say, ‘Nothing’ — they feel their universe is finished,” a bishop said. Instead of charity counsel, he wordlessly embraced them.

The bishop, galvanized by a steer of tons of mill and section flung into a circuitous streets of towns where seismic activity acted a obvious threat, had some forked recommendation for a Italian authorities.

Rebuild, he said. But this time, with wood.

Special match Kington reported from Pescara del Tronto, Italy, and staff author King from Washington.


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UB adds passionate attack recognition module to Opening Weekend activities

UB welcomes the newest members of the university community this
weekend with a variety of fun-filled activities and informative
programs before classes begin on Monday.

Of particular note — and new this year to the Opening
Weekend schedule — is a program that aims to help new
students become more aware of the issue of sexual assault, one that
has been at the forefront on college campuses across the

All first-year students are required to attend a session of Sex
Signals, an interactive show exploring the cultural aspects of sex
and bystander intervention. It combines improv comedy, education
and audience participation in an effort to deconstruct gender-role
stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies, and challenge students to
come up with solutions to real-life problems, according to Anna
Sotelo-Peryea, public health planner and violence prevention
coordinator for Wellness Education Services.

While Wellness Education Services has brought the Sex Signals
program to UB in the past, Sotelo-Peryea believes this is first
time the show has been part of Opening Weekend.

That timing is particularly important, she says, because the
transition to college is a critical time for students.

“The first few weeks of school are a high-risk time for
sexual assault, and students with previous experiences of sexual
violence are at even greater risk,” she
notes. “Providing this program during Opening Weekend
lets our students know that this is an issue, empowers them with
strategies of how they can help make high-risk situations safer for
everyone involved, and connects students with campus resources so
that they know how to get involved on campus, seek help and, if
they’ve already experienced sexual violence, understand that
we’re here to support them.” 

Sotelo-Peryea says Sex Signals is part of an “ongoing
conversation” UB has with its students that starts with
Haven, an online educational program incoming students must
complete before they arrive on campus, continues in person through
the Sex Signals program at Opening Weekend, and then extends
throughout students’ time at UB through in-class programs,
curricular options and workshops and trainings. This information,
she stresses, is critical for students.

With this ongoing, multipronged strategy as part of a greater
comprehensive plan to prevent sexual violence, Sotelo-Peryea says
“UB is proud of the success we’ve had in decreasing
incidents of sexual violence, increasing reporting — a
reflection of trust in the institution, especially for such an
under-reported crime — and increasing awareness of sexual
assault and relationship violence.”

Opening Weekend officially begins tomorrow and Friday when
freshmen move into their residence halls, assisted by faculty,
staff and student volunteers. Those volunteers also are staffing
the Welcome Tents — located at the Capen bus loop and in
front of the Student Union on the North Campus and at the Main bus
loop on the South Campus — providing campus maps and vital
information to help students familiarize themselves with their new
home away from home.

Once students are moved in, they can take part in the University
Resource Fair to learn about student services, campus jobs and set
up bank and cell phone accounts. They also can attend open houses
for such key student services as the Office of Student Engagement,
Intercultural and Diversity Center and the Academies.

The weekend’s marquee events begin at 4 p.m. on Friday,
Aug. 28, at the Student Union Field — rain site is Alumni
Arena — with the Opening Weekend Welcome and Interlocking UB
photo. More than 2,300 students wearing UB T-shirts will come
together to form the university’s logo. President Satish K.
Tripathi and other UB administrators will be on hand to welcome
students to the university.

The Welcome Back Picnic takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Baird Point
— rain site is the Student Union. Students can enjoy a free
chicken barbecue dinner at iconic Baird Point while mingling with
faculty, staff and other new students.

Other Friday evening activities include a men’s soccer
game vs. Daemen College (7 p.m., UB Stadium) and a screening of
“Independence Day 2: Resurgence” at 9 p.m. on the
Student Union Field — rain site is the Student Union

Opening Weekend continues on Saturday, Aug. 27, with UB Pride
and Service Day, during which students spend the morning
participating in community service projects in Buffalo
neighborhoods. After spending the morning volunteering, students
can board a bus to Niagara Falls, the Elmwood Arts Festival or
Canalside Buffalo.

Saturday’s activities wrap up with the Late Night Welcome
Back Bash from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. outside on the Student Union
Field and inside in the Student Union. The event will feature
music, a paint war dance party, game shows, crafts, food and

Another new event, Cyclovia, highlights activities on Sunday.
Named for the Spanish word for the closing of streets to
automobiles for cyclists and pedestrians, the UB cycling and street
festival takes place from 3-5 p.m. on the Special Events Field near
the UB Bookstore. The event will spotlight UB student clubs and
community organizations, and feature skating demonstrations, a BMX
stunt show, yoga instruction, street art and performance, and bike
safety and registration information.

It’s being led by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, a program
that encourages entrepreneurial thinking, and UB Parking and
Transportation Services.

The day concludes with 9 p.m. screenings of “Captain
America” on the Student Union Field and “Central
Intelligence” in the Student Union Theater.

The full schedule of Opening Weekend events can be found on the
Weekend website

Opening Weekend kicks off “Fall
into UB,”
a month-long, campus-wide series of special
events designed to celebrate the start of the academic year.

Peter Ho Davies’s Chinese-Americans are conjunction one thing nor a other

Sceptre, pp.268, £14.99

Peter Ho Davies’s second novel, The Fortunes, is a beautifully crafted study, in 4 parts, of a story of a Chinese in America. Though it deals, of necessity, with injustice in all a guileful forms, it does so with humanity, humour, self-deprecation and a large sip of irony. Each territory — ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’, ‘Jade’ and ‘Pearl’ — covers a apart duration in Chinese-American history.

‘Gold’ follows Ling, a half-white upwardly mobile immigrant, who arrives before a Civil War, starting as a laundryman and surpassing to turn a cheuffer of one of a 4 large barons of a Central Pacific Railroad. On a approach he falls in adore with a prostitute, Little Sister, and has his reserve cut off by a associate Chinese to whom he has been trustworthy in a competition riot.

The detriment of his hair triggers in Ling a enterprise to pass himself off as roughly white — as a ‘ghost’ or a ‘devil’ — until he suddenly recovers his Chinese temperament while concomitant his master, Crocker, in an try to mangle a strike of Chinese railway workers. It had been Ling’s discerning meditative that had speedy Crocker to cruise employing Chinese ‘coolies’ in a initial place, when they had formerly been insincere to be too diseased for a job.


Ling after becomes a powder male (responsible for explosives on a railway), and ends his days as a bone-scraper, tasked with collecting adult a skeleton of passed Chinese railway workers and promulgation them home to be buried alongside their ancestors.

‘Silver’ tells a story of Anna May Wong, a initial Chinese film star in America. Despite her high standing as a Hollywood actress, in genuine life Wong encountered injustice during any level. In Davies’s account, she somehow manages to comparison her sourroundings by character and perfect force of will, but, on a revisit to her father in Shanghai, she finds that she is conjunction one thing nor a other. To a Nationalist Chinese she is American, and to a Americans she is an outlandish unfamiliar dish. Douglas Fairbanks Sr, with whom she had one of countless high-status affairs, called her a ‘chink in his amour’.

‘Jade’ transports us to a 1980s, and a heartless murder of a Chinese male by dual whites. The killers, who had beaten a male to a pap with a ball bat, got off with trial and fines of $3,000 each, and justice costs. They had assumed, falsely, that Vincent, their victim, was Japanese. His friend, who tells a story, had ‘scrammed’, thereby saving his possess life. Later, in a revelation irony, he becomes a owner member of a ACJ (American Citizens for Justice), a pan-Asian domestic transformation fighting for equivalence of opportunity.

The final section, ‘Pearl’, interleaves with a initial 3 — that might be partial of author John Smith’s imagination. Again we’re in a area of interracial disharmony, when Smith, a half-Chinese narrator, and his white wife, Nola, transport to China to adopt a child. John fears he is a ‘banana’ — yellow on a outside, white on a inside. He doesn’t even pronounce Chinese. He feels that a other (white) adoptive relatives they accommodate resent him since ‘he looks a part’. But he has never even antiquated a Chinese girl. Nola was his ‘occident watchful to happen’. While she sleeps, John is drawn to a prostitute, Pearl — though ends adult simply articulate to her.

When a other adopters accept their babies, John and Nola find themselves bereft. The baby they had seen in a sketch does not appear. When they are offering a substitute, they remonstrate; usually to learn that Mei Mei — their dictated — had died that morning. Nola insists on saying a passed baby — after that they are taken to a crib room and authorised to select whichever child they like, as a arrange of compensation. But they cannot. They don’t wish to ‘choose’; they wish to be ‘chosen’. Which they are, eventually, when Nola feels her finger in a little hold of another baby that has been placed in her arms. At John’s idea they call her Pearl, after a prostitute he befriended, and whose existence he has kept to himself.

Davies’s initial novel, The Welsh Girl, published in 2007, was longlisted for a Man Booker Prize, and he was adjudged one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. The Fortunes is an equally pleasant book, and should do most to strengthen Davies’s reputation.

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Madonna & NYC: A Real Life Love Affair Projected On The Silver Screen

From ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

Madonna and New York. It’s tough to suppose one though a other. As a story goes, Madonna Louise Ciccone forsaken out of propagandize during a University of Michigan, arrived in New York with $35 in her pocket, and told her cab motorist to take her to a core of everything. He forsaken her off in Times Square. The year was 1978 and it was adore during initial sight. New York fast became her town, a place she pronounced gave her a rush of adhering her finger “in an electric socket.”

Madonna’s standing as a low-pitched fable was determined decades ago. She still sells out locus shows. She played a Super Bowl. She’s a Queen of Pop.

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Her repute as an actress, on a other hand—not utterly so stellar. Now, a retrospective opening Aug 27th during a Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street is re-examining Madge’s career on a china screen. Titled “Body of Work“—a play on Body of Evidence and a promo for a 1990 gathering “The Immaculate Collection”—the retrospective is holding on maybe a many maligned musician-cum-movie star in new memory. The critique Britney and Mariah faced for Crossroads and Glitter pales in comparison to a slam Madonna got for films like 2000’s The Next Best Thing or 2002’s Swept Away. (Wisely, Metrograph is not display these films).

What’s renowned Madonna, though, has been her persistence. Britney and Mariah called it quits on Hollywood after racking adult a Razzies. But Madonna has kept during it, perplexing after any broken film to redeem herself as an actress. She unequivocally cares about acting—on several occasions, she’s pronounced she identifies many keenly with a art form. In fact, after dancing, behaving was a initial art form she followed in New York. Within a year in a city, she cumulative a lead purpose of a dominatrix Bruna in a ultra low-budget Stephen Jon Lewicki film A Certain Sacrifice.

Madonna is during her rawest and many initial in Sacrifice, exuding a disadvantage of a time when she was still anticipating her balance in a city. In a handwritten minute Madonna penned to Lewicki after responding to his ad in a behind of a newspaper, she certified to a dream of attack it large in Hollywood. “By a time we was in a fifth grade, we knew we possibly wanted to be a nun or a film star,” she wrote.

(The film, that won’t be shown during a retrospective, came behind to haunt Madonna in a mid-’80s, when Playboy and Penthouse dug adult photos from her starving artist days as a bare model. Wanting to gain on a indirect publication frenzy, Lewicki re-released A Certain Sacrifice, many to Madonna’s chagrin.)

So began a lifelong query for a lady who has always demanded sum value of herself. That’s a celebrity trait that finished her a superstar—and it substantially explains because she has attempted to lift off so many starring roles in a face of nearby concept contempt. She’s seemed in some-more than 20 movies, if we embody cameos in films like Vision Quest, Blue in a Face, and Die Another Day.

Opinions on Madonna’s behaving abilities might vary, though her on-screen participation is always memorable. And for New Yorkers, or those who only adore a city, Madonna’s films are enriched by her adore for her titular hometown—in annoy of how many times it might have finished her wrong in a early days. “New York wasn’t all we suspicion it would be. It did not acquire me with open arms,” she once remarked.

Many of a films Metrograph has comparison to showcase are adore letters to NYC. There’s Desperately Seeking Susan, Who’s That Girl, and Dangerous Game, as good as a claim Woody Allen, Shadows and Fog.

Desperately Seeking Susan is one of a good films of 1980s New York and it capitalizes on Madonna’s post-“Like A Virgin” fame. Madonna shows off her matchless travel urchin demeanour in a film, that also facilities her bar classical “Into a Groove.” With cameos from iconic downtown bar Danceteria and countless scenes of Susan hardly removing by on charm, well-spoken talk, and connections, a film is a ideal image of a certain impulse in New York. It will make any spectator a tiny sentimental for a aged days.

Madonna followed her purpose in Desperately Seeking Susan with a catastrophic journey comedy Shanghai Surprise, afterwards sought emancipation with James Foley’s oddball comedy Who’s That Girl. The film tanked, though it’s important for Madonna’s Nikki Finn, an classic street-smart, audacious, and disintegrating New Yorker who has no qualms about boosting a few tapes or taming a furious cougar. Who’s That Girl also gave us “Who’s That Girl” and “Causing A Commotion,” and an eponymous universe tour.

In 1990, Madonna played one of her biggest thespian parts—herself—in a song documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare. Truth or Dare chronicles a Blond Ambition World Tour and facilities Madonna personification a twin purpose of a honestly exposed artist and an over-the-top send-up of her open persona. In a noted New York scene, Madonna and her dancers form a request round backstage to respect a late Keith Haring. The uncover was dedicated to Haring and partial of a deduction were donated to a HIV/AIDS non-profit AmFAR. Truth or Dare executive Alek Keshishian will seem during name screenings during Metrograph for assembly QA’s.

The inclusion of Woody Allen’s Shadows and Fog in a retrospective seems a bit of an peculiar choice, as Madonna’s purpose is small, unequivocally only a cameo. (Allen is reported to have cut utterly a few of Madonna’s scenes from a film.) Still, M’s spin as a charming tightrope artist sets off a pivotal method in a film. While Madonna has an roughly blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene, it’s a many carnal and sincerely passionate impulse in a film—and maybe in any Allen film.

A gem in a lineup during Metrograph is a 1993 Abel Ferrara crack Dangerous Game, excoriated as uninspired and descent during a time though featuring a superb opening from Madonna. M stars as singer Sarah Jennings, who has an event with her director, Eddie Israel, a New York intellectual-type played by Harvey Keitel. Art starts to embrace life as a violent attribute Jennings’ film impression has with her co-star, portrayed by Jame Russo, parallels her attribute with Israel.

After Dangerous Game was crucified in a press, Madonna, with evil sarcasm, complained by fax to writer Joe Roth, “How ridiculous of me to consider we had a ability to play a exposed impression distinct anything I’ve finished to date. we should only stay in a gutter where we go operative with low lifes like Abel Ferrara and being hated by a ubiquitous public.”

Ultimately, what’s transparent about Madonna’s life on screen, by a ups and downs, is that New York was always her best co-star. And that creates sense. It’s a city where she became Madonna.