Billboard Music Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The Billboard Music Awards are a set of awards which annually honours music artists and their work; the awards are handed out by Billboard – a media brand which is recognised for its music charts. This year, the Billboard Music Awards will be held on 1 May 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, United States; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Top Artist: Ariana Grande
Top New Artist: Dua Lipa
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Dua Lipa
Top Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Top Latin Artist: J Balvin
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello
Top Soundtrack: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons – Origins
Top Latin Album: Maluma – F.A.M.E.
Top Dance/Electronic Album: David Guetta – 7
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams
Top Streaming Song (Video): Drake – In My Feelings
Top Radio Song: Maroon 5 (Feat. Cardi B) – Girls Like You
Top Collaboration: Marshmello & Bastille – Happier
Top R&B Song: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Top Rap Song: Drake – In My Feelings
Top Country Song: Bebe Rexha & Florida George Line – Meant to Be
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons – Natural
Top Latin Song: Daddy Yankee – Dura
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle


Great Easter Gifts

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The best items to gift during Easter

This Easter, give more than just delicious chocolates to important people in your life; they will really appreciate the gesture.

Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Wooden Dominoes Game at John Lewis
This collection of wooden dominoes feature different types of illustrations, such as that of Peter Rabbit plus a watering can against backgrounds in colors such as yellow and jade – a great present this Easter for a friend’s child.

Large Peter Rabbit at M&S
This Peter Rabbit plush toy is very cute (and big): it is light brown in color and wears a blue-colored (removable) jacket (with golden buttons); the plush toy also has a sketch of Peter Rabbit underneath it’s right foot plus the words ‘M&S Est. 1884’ underneath its left foot – a great present for anybody who loves to own plush toys.

Hilltop Garden Collection: Salad Plates at Pottery Barn
This collection of salad plates feature beautiful artworks of animals (swans, chicks, a brown rabbit and a white rabbit) amidst flowers in colors such as blue, red, white plus yellow – a great present for someone you know who loves to often throw dinner parties.

Rae Dunn Spring Enamel Tray at Kirklands
This tray is made from metal and it is white in color; it has a nice black trim plus handles and also features a brown Easter basket containing many colorful eggs (in shades such as blue and teal) atop the word ‘Spring’ (in the color black) – it is a great item to serve food in and will make a good present for someone you know who loves to often host barbecues.

British Academy Television Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The British Academy Television Awards is a set of awards which among many things, honors British television programs, annually. The first set of awards were awarded in 1955. The 65th British Academy Television Awards will take place on May 12 at the Royal Festival Hall in London; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Comedy Entertainment Programme: Would I Lie To You?
Current Affairs: Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs
Director: Factual: James Rogan – Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation
Director: Fiction: Mahalia Belo -The Long Song
Drama Series: Save Me
Entertainment Programme: Strictly Come Dancing
Factual Series: Louis Theroux’s Altered States
Features: The Great British Bake Off
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Lesley Manville – Mum
International: The Handmaid’s Tale
Leading Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Leading Actress: Ruth Wilson – Mrs. Wilson
Live Event: The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Steve Pemberton – Inside No. 9
Mini-Series: Patrick Melrose
News Coverage: Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons (Newsnight)
Reality & Constructed Factual: Dragon’s Den
Scripted Comedy: Derry Girls
Single Documentary: My Dad, The Peace Deal and Me
Single Drama: Killed By My Debt
Soap & Continuing Drama: Coronation Street
Sport: England’s Test Cricket – Cook’s Farewell
Supporting Actress: Keeley Hawes – Mrs. Wilson
Supporting Actor: Alex Jennings – Unforgotten

Salmon Burgers

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Salmon Burger

Salmon burgers can be eaten both during lunch and dinner; they are healthy alternatives to meat burgers. The ingredients which are required to make salmon burgers are: two hamburger buns, one (deboned) salmon, one egg, one tomato, one red onion, two lettuce leaves, three teaspoons of white pepper, four teaspoons of vegetable oil, mayonnaise and a tin of breadcrumbs (for example: Jason Bread Crumbs – Plain).

Firstly, place the salmon into a mixer with the white pepper, breadcrumbs and egg and make a paste. Secondly, make two round patties out of the paste. Thirdly, take a frying pan and heat the vegetable oil in it; after the oil has heated up, add the patties to it and cook until both of its sides are golden brown in color. Fourthly, add mayonnaise on the insides of both the hamburger buns. And finally, cut the tomato and the onion into circular pieces and place them inside the buns with the patties plus the lettuce leaves. Serve the salmon burgers warm.

Anthropologie’s Summer Outdoor Collection

Anthropologie has launched an outdoor collection for Summer 2019 and it comprises of many beautiful weather-resistant pieces. The collection incorporates rattan furniture pieces, such as chairs, and was influenced by the natural world. Some of the pieces which are part of the collection are as follows:

  • Vallarta Stool: The stool comes in four different colors: blue, pink, grey plus citron and it is very artsy in design; the stool is handcrafted plus manufactured from ceramic.
  • Handcarved Lotus Daybed: The daybed has been designed with nice flowers and it is manufactured from teak wood; it was influenced by flowers native to Myanmar.
  • Woven Bistro Dining Chair: The dining chair was manufactured from rattan and it features a chequered design; also, it comes in two different colors (black and blue) plus the design of the chair pays tribute to Parisian cafes.
  • Woven Bistro Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart: The bar cart has been manufactured from rattan and it has a storage space for whisky bottles plus two shelves for drinking glasses.

Dolce and Gabbana X Smeg

Dolce and Gabbana (a luxury fashion label) have launched a collection with Smeg (a manufacturer of home appliances). This is not the first-time the two Italian brands have collaborated together: they had also previously worked together (in 2016) on a collection centered on (colorful) fridges. The newest collection is called ‘Sicily Is My Love’: it comprises of a very colorful range of mini kitchen appliances, such as juicers and toasters, hoods, fridges plus cookers. Some of the items which makeup the collection are as follows:

  • Espresso Coffee Machine: a red coffee machine featuring illustrations of a mask and a horse-drawn cart.
  • Refrigerator with Sicilian cart decorations: a blue-and-white refrigerator featuring illustrations of the Sicilian coast plus an Ancient Greek temple.
  • Hood with majolica decorations: a blue-and-white kitchen hood featuring an illustration of a very old temple which has been destroyed; the temple used to serve as a refuge during the 1300s.
  • Kitchen with Sicilian cart decorations: a yellow cooker which has been decorated with various other colors as well, such as red and green.

The collection was inspired by Italian customs: one part of the collection was influenced by puppet theater and carts which have been hand-painted and the other part was influenced by majolica (a type of pottery).

Fried Cod (with Potatoes)

Cod Fish

Fried cod (with potatoes) can be eaten both during lunch and dinner. You can also serve the dish to guests at a party if they like to eat fish. The ingredients which you will need to make fried cod (with potatoes) are as follows: 5 cod fillets, 7 tsp olive oil, 4 knobs of butter, 6 spring onions, 1 carton of cream (for example: Garelick Farms All Natural Heavy Cream), lemon juice (from 1 lemon), coriander leaves, potatoes, salt plus pepper.

Firstly, boil the potatoes in a cooking pot. Occasionally, insert a fork into the potatoes to check if they are tender; when they are, stop boiling them. Secondly, add the potatoes to another cooking pot and cook them with coriander leaves, butter, lemon juice plus cream. Thirdly, mix the cod fillets with salt plus pepper. Finally, heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the cod fillets to it; fry the cod fish until they are golden on both sides. Serve the fried cod fish (with the potatoes and diced spring onions) hot.