Taliban, Google, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

Taliban, Google, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

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Good morning.

We’re masking the collapse of the U.S. peace talks with the Taliban and the highlights of the primary week of the N.F.L. season. It’s additionally a busy week for Congress, which, like me, is coming back from a Labor Day break.

Late final month, President Trump met with advisers to think about what could possibly be among the many most profound choices of his presidency: a peace plan with the Taliban after 18 years of combating in Afghanistan.

Prepare dinner: Eggplant and zucchini pasta packs in two kilos of greens, and it’s prepared in 20 minutes.

Watch: The Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, received high honors on the Venice Movie Competition — an uncommon victory for a comic-book movie.

Go: Ebook your tickets to Belgrade, Lagos, London, Paris and São Paulo: Our artwork critic recommends 28 reveals value touring for.

Pay attention: Camila Cabello’s track “Liar,” a canny Pan-Caribbean and Spanish mélange about uncontrollable want, is on our critics’ playlist this week.

Smarter Residing: It’s essential to debate cyberbullying with kids. If it occurs to them, take screenshots of the feedback (embrace the web site or app title within the picture, and an image of the commenter’s profile) and report it to highschool or different authorities. Additionally speak to kids about what to do in the event that they witness bullying: Don’t take part, do put up a constructive remark and do inform a trusted grownup.

And a brand new research means that cardio exercise impacts metabolism considerably greater than weight coaching does.

Britain is heaving over Brexit, and the pound is bouncing round close to its historic low.

However these aren’t the one points giving Britons a headache. In July, The Guardian reported that the meals large Unilever could be contemplating offloading Marmite, Britain’s much-loved (and much-hated) condiment.

Within the 1800s, a German scientist, Justus von Liebig, unintentionally found {that a} unfold could possibly be constructed from yeast extract, a byproduct of brewing beer. An organization producing the unfold, referred to as Marmite, was shaped in England in 1902. (New Zealand makes its personal model, and Australia has an identical product, Vegemite.)

The salty, darkish paste is an acquired style, usually unfold on buttered toast. Aficionados use it in every little thing — even desserts.

Its recognition was underlined in 2016, when there was a run on shops throughout a quick tiff between Unilever and the grocery store chain Tesco.

The most recent considerations over Marmite arose after Unilever’s chief government stated in June that the corporate would retain solely manufacturers that “have a objective” — which means, he stated, people who “take motion and exhibit their dedication to creating a distinction” on social or environmental points.

Can Marmite discover a new life? Marmite lovers actually hope so.

That’s it for this briefing. See you subsequent time.

— Chris

Mark Josephson and Eleanor Stanford offered the break from the information. Wadzanai Mhute wrote at this time’s Again Story. You possibly can attain the group at [email protected].

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