Donegal chef suing famous London restaurant for €230K for injury

first_imgA Donegal chef who says she was left with crippling RSI after churning out thousands of chocolate playing cards and whiskey wine gums at a famous London restaurant is now suing it for over €230,000.Promising pastry chef Sharon Anderson, 28, is plagued by chronic wrist pain caused by carrying out repetitive and delicate kitchen tasks, her lawyers claim. Ms Anderson is originally from Glentidally in Milford.Her tasks included putting 400 sweets a day into small bags using tweezers, racing against time to make chocolate playing cards before the chocolate set too hard, and administering hundreds of tiny fingertip pinches to mushroom logs.She is now suing Heston Blumenthal’s legendary Fat Duck restaurant for alleged negligence for giving her work which was “too fast, arduous and repetitive for her”.She says her RSI has led to her becoming depressed and anxious and has been unable to work since leaving the restaurant in November 2015.But the restaurant, whose super chef boss Heston Blumenthal won it a reputation for cutting edge culinary brilliance, is flatly denying all fault.It says the type of work she did is common to the sort of patisserie practised in other “fine dining restaurants”.For full story see https://www.thesun.ie/news/4695499/chef-suing-heston-blumenthal-fat-duck-rsi/Donegal chef suing famous London restaurant for €230K for injury was last modified: October 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chefdonegalLondonMilfordSharon AndersonsueThe Fat Ducklast_img read more

‘Make every day Mandela Day’ in 2011

first_imgRay Maota The panel of students included RaymondNtlozi and Osmond Mloni from PretoriaUniversity as well as Comfort Ndala fromthe Tshwane University of Technology. Mloni described Mandela as a servant andleader whose life shows a character fullof courage and conviction, and said thatthere was no better way to celebrate suchan icon than being of service to othersrather than seeking service.(Images: Ray Maota)MEDIA CONTACTS• Sello HatangNelson Mandela Fund spokesperson+27 11 547 5600RELATED ARTICLES• Mandela: a remarkable 92 years• Mandela leaves hospital• Mandela meets final Bafana squad• New Mandela book released• Bloggers to fight hunger in AfricaInternational Nelson Mandela Day 2011 was recently launched in Johannesburg, with a panel of tertiary students at the event expressing their views on what the celebration means to them.The UN-recognised day was launched at the premises of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg, on 23 May.Mandela Day was first introduced on 18 July 2009, the former president’s birthday, to encourage people to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to make the world a better place.The date was internationally recognised by the UN in November of the same year.The slogan for this year’s day is Take Action. Inspire Change. Make Every Day a Mandela Day.‘See you in July’The launch kicked off with rapper JR’s new song dedicated to Mandela Day, ‘See you in July’. The number is a remake of the song of the same title made famous by Paul Hardcastle and the Jazzmasters.Sello Hatang, the foundation’s spokesperson, initiated a discussion with the panel of eight tertiary students. He asked them to speak about Mandela, express their thoughts on the day and how it should be celebrated.The panel included Raymond Ntlozi and Osmond Mloni from Pretoria University; Comfort Ndala from the Tshwane University of Technology and Morris Mchachi from the University of Johannesburg.Mandela’s grandson, Luvuyo Mandela, said: “As a family we have always celebrated the birthday at our hometown of Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, by making food parcels so we can distribute to those less fortunate.”Offering service, not seeking itNtlozi said: “Mandela has been a pillar of strength for the youth of South Africa and I celebrate Mandela Day daily through my various community activities.”Ntlozi volunteers at a children’s home in Zuurbekom, southwest Johannesburg, and helps raise funds for the institution.Mloni added: “I hope everyone can make every day a Mandela Day by just learning to say please and thank you as a sign of appreciation to their fellow human beings.”He described Mandela as a servant and leader whose life narration shows a character full of courage and conviction. He said there was no better way to celebrate such an iconic character than being of service to others – as opposed to seeking service.Mandela Mondays Starting in June, various events will take place as part of the Mandela Day celebrations.From 6 June, people will be encouraged to mark Mandela Mondays by doing something worthy for the next individual, the community or the environment in which they live. People could take as little as five minutes out of their lives for this activity.On 20 June, a panel of public figures will announce how they plan to celebrate Mandela Day.Breadline Africa, a South African-based NGO, has partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the NYK Helping Hand Scheme to provide a mobile library to a primary school in each of the nine provinces of South Africa as part of this year’s Mandela Day celebrations.Breadline Africa supplies disadvantaged communities with shipping containers, which are then converted into mini feeding stations, clinics or libraries.NYK is the international shipping company which provides the containers. Through the scheme, it identifies a charity of its choice to support each year.This year, NYK contributed R500 000 (US$71 000) to the project for Mandela Day. Each library container costs nearly R90 000 ($12 000) to convert and renovate.Tim Smith, director of Breadline Africa, said: “We buy sturdy, water-tight containers at a low cost and transform them into mobile structures, which we can use to feed, educate or use as a clinic. Our projects try to establish a level of self-sustainability within the community.”last_img read more

Toronto’s SideFX designing VR smart city projects for Singapore

first_imgRelated Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces SideFX is expanding its visual effects capabilities into a series of innovative virtual reality (VR) projects for Singapore as part of the Asian city-state’s sweeping smart city masterplan.The Toronto-based company is well known in the global entertainment industry for its 3D and visual effects expertise on many blockbuster movies and video games.But now SideFX is partnering on a series of VR projects with Singapore under the aegis of the country’s Smart Nation 2025 strategy. The VR initiatives are also supported by Singapore’s recently launched Info-communications Media Development Authority.One key project being pursued in conjunction with Singapore’s Civil Defence Force is the development of VR and augmented reality (AR) simulations of emergency and disaster scenarios.SideFX says its expertise in simulating explosions and natural disasters for the entertainment industry will allow realistic training scenarios, but the VR allows it at a fraction of the cost.“In a hospital you normally wouldn’t have the ability to stage an explosion or a terrorist attack, with the doctors and ambulances rushing in,” says T.K. Ng, President of SideFX Asia Pacific. “In the movie world we could do that by building a set but you’re talking about a lot of money.”“In having the virtual world it becomes reusable, so the cost savings there is tremendous because the set doesn’t have to be rebuilt each time, you don’t have to blow things up and destroy things,” says Ng.Not to mention that blowing up hospitals for training sessions might unnerve nearby civilians slightly.The re-usability of virtual scenarios is also key to allowing modifications and adjustments to ensure simulations incorporate new knowledge and stay fresh for trainees.“The stories and learning of first responders and emergency teams can also be incorporated into the system so it can be replayed for the training teams,” he says.SideFX looking at Singapore’s health systemAnother SideFX initiative is to develop VR training systems for Singapore’s health system.Ng describes how virtual surgery can provide simulations for medical trainees that combines with haptic feedback to make the look and feel ultra-realistic without the expense of having to procure and store human cadavers.But he says one of the most powerful motivations driving Singapore’s interest in these VR and AR projects is to capture institutional knowledge, especially from the more experienced clinicians, doctors and nurses.“As we get older we gain experience, but the challenge is always how we share that vast experience,” says Ng. “We always talk about the masters and how we wish we could have learned from them.”“With VR we can capture these experiences and have these experts become immortalized as reference models so future doctors can learn from a very skilled surgeon or a very skilled emergency responder,” he says. Donal Powercenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck Tags:#Augmented Reality#IoT#SideFX#Singapore#Smart Cities#virtual reality last_img read more

NBA fines Suns’ Jackson $35,000 for ‘menacing gesture’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Josh Jackson of the Phoenix Suns drives the ball against Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Lakers defeated the Suns 132-130. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPPHOENIX, Arizona — The NBA has fined Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson $35,000 for “making a menacing gesture” on the playing court and “directing inappropriate language at a fan.”The incident occurred in the Suns’ 130-88 loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles last Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brgy. Ginebra shoots for crown Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Video appeared to show Jackson forming his fingers as a pretend gun and pointing it at the fan, but Jackson disputed that characterization.Jackson said the fan had been heckling him loudly and aggressively throughout the game and that he wrongly decided to respond.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJackson said at first he intended to flip his middle finger at the heckler but decided against it and that indecision led to his hand appearing to be a pretend gun. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READlast_img read more

Federer done resting as he begins Wimbledon prep

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “I was hoping he was going to dominate the claycourt season like the olden days.”Having only played in four tournaments this year as he manages his workload, Federer said he would return to a full program for the rest of the season.“There are no more breaks now,” he told the ATP website.“I’ve had enough breaks. I’m a practice world champion now and that’s not who I want to be.“I want to be a champ on the match courts. So I’m going to be playing a regular schedule for the second part of the season.”ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Roger Federer of Switzerland said he has rested enough and will begin training for Wimbledon. APSTUTTGART, Germany — Roger Federer will begin his grasscourt campaign where he will bid for a record eighth Wimbledon crown at Stuttgart on Wednesday insisting that he’s rested enough.The Swiss veteran has taken the last two months off after what he described as a surprisingly successful start to the year that resulted in victory at the Australian Open and then the Indian Wells-Miami Masters double.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ No longer NBA champions, Cavaliers are now chasing Warriors Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “I was terribly surprised to win the Australian Open and to back it up and win the sunshine double in Indian Wells and Miami was a complete surprise to me,” Federer said.Although 35, he has been in fine form during his limited activity this year, losing only once — a shock reverse to Russian Evgeny Donskoy, then ranked 116, in Dubai.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd while his own resurgence this year has taken him aback, Federer insists that Rafael Nadal’s return to claycourt dominance was not so unexpected.“I think Rafa winning the French Open is less of a surprise because he’d done it nine times before,” he said. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View commentscenter_img MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Federer begins his Stuttgart campaign against German veteran Tommy Haas, where victory would be the 1,100th of his professional career. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

FCS Jacksonville State Leads Auburn At The Half

first_imgjJcksonville State's Jenkins seen in game against Auburn.Twitter/@NickJuskewycz There were plenty of interesting possible upsets on the college football slate today, but we didn’t tab Jacksonville State over Auburn as one of them. However, the Gamecocks, who went 10-2 in FCS play last year, are half way to a stunning win at Jordan-Hare Stadium. They lead the Tigers 10-6 at halftime.Auburn and Jacksonville State traded field goals early on, but the Gamecocks’ quarterback Eli Jenkins threw an impressive touchdown pass to Josh Barge to take the lead in the second quarter.Jacksonville State currently leads 6th ranked #Auburn 10-6, late in the second quarter. #JSUvsAUB pic.twitter.com/B50kBpQDXD— CFB Nation (@UofCFB) September 12, 2015There is plenty of time life, but Auburn fans have to be concerned with how the team has come out against what should be an overmatched opponent.last_img read more

A chronology of events in the Site C dam project in British

first_imgVICTORIA – A chronology of events in British Columbia’s Site C hydroelectric dam project:Late 1950s: The location for a third dam on the Peace River is first looked at after the locations of WAC Bennett Dam and Peace Canyon Dam were identified.1970s: Engineering work is done to determine the feasibility of a third dam.1989: Plans for Site C are shelved because of local opposition to the project.March 2001: The chairman of BC Hydro says he would like to see the project revived and get fast-track approval from the government.April 2004: BC Hydro includes Site C in a package of initiatives it is studying to boost the province’s long-term supply of hydroelectricity.December 2007: Preliminary cost estimates for Site C show the project could cost between $5 billion and $6.6 billion, doubling previous estimates by the province.April 2010: The B.C. government announces plan to build Site C.December 2013: Public hearings begin on the project.May 2014: A joint review panel gives no clear yes or no answer but says B.C. will need new energy at some point. It says the project would cause significant adverse effects on the environment and wildlife, as well as Aboriginal communities and farmers in the area.October 2014: Provincial and federal environmental certificates are issued.December 2014: The B.C. government makes the decision to go ahead with construction.July 2015: Construction begins on Site C.July 2015: The B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition by the Peace Valley Landowner Association challenging provincial environmental approval of Site C. An appeal was dismissed in September 2016.August 2015: The federal court dismissed an application by Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nations challenging environmental approval of Site C by the federal government. An appeal was dismissed in January 2017.February 2016: A judge orders protesters to leave their tent camp near the construction site after BC Hydro seeks an injunction.December 2016: The government says the project is on schedule and on budget.March 2017: The government says more than 2,000 workers are employed at Site C.Aug. 2, 2017: The province’s newly sworn-in NDP government asks the B.C. Utilities Commission to review the project as it considers cancelling or delaying its construction.Aug. 28, 2017: A United Nations panel says construction of the dam should be stopped until there is a full review of how it would affect Indigenous land.Nov. 1, 2017: The B.C. Utilities Commission says the project is over budget and behind schedule in its report to the government, which promises a decision on Site C’s future by the end of the year.Dec. 11, 2017: Premier John Horgan says the dam will be completed but the price tag is expected to rise from $8.3 billion to $10.7 billion.(Source: The Canadian Press, BC Hydro, B.C. government)last_img read more

Cassady hopped over competition

As soon as Howard “Hopalong” Cassady stepped onto the field, he was a difference-maker.“He was the guy that could make the big play when you needed it the most,” said Jack Park, author of The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia.That is exactly what the running back did in his first game at Ohio State, as he recorded three touchdowns in a win over Indiana.Cassady played for OSU from 1952-55, which was unusual at the time because most players only played three seasons then.Cassady also played for the baseball team. He led the team in home runs in 1955 and in stolen bases in 1956.He graduated from Central High School in Columbus.When he came to OSU, he played offense and defense for under legendary coach Woody Hayes.Cassady won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award in 1955 in his senior season. To top it off, he was named the Associated Press “Male Athlete of the Year” in 1955, beating out boxer Rocky Marciano and quarterback Otto Graham of the Cleveland Browns.This was monumental, considering a pair of Hall of Fame center fielders — Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle — won it in 1954 and 1956, respectively.Cassady excelled on defense as much as he did on offense. As a cornerback, he never allowed a reception to be caught on him in a Big Ten game, Park said. He also said that when Cassady was on the field, OSU never allowed a big play on defense.But what made Cassady famous was his elusive running style, which earned him his nickname from sportswriters. He would hop all over the field.“Hopalong was fast and good at getting around the corner,” Park said.The play that determined Cassady’s career was an 88-yard interception return against the No. 2 ranked Wisconsin Badgers in 1954. A close game in the third quarter, Cassady intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. This was symbolic because it changed the atmosphere of the game and saved the season, leading to the Buckeyes’ second national title.“This [showed] the real mark of a champion,” Park said.After college, Cassady spent six years with the Detroit Lions and also played a season each with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns. He returned to the Lions for his eighth and final season before retiring.In 1979, Cassady was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. On Nov. 18, 2000, at halftime against Michigan, OSU retired Cassady’s No. 40 in Ohio Stadium.Outside of football, Cassady became an entrepreneur and formed a company that manufactured concrete pipe, steel and ships. More recently, he has served as a scout for the New York Yankees, and has spent summers in Columbus as the first base coach for the former minor league Columbus Clippers. He now resides in Tampa, Fla. read more

Prahalis breaks career assists record in victory over the Lady Lions

After struggling through a portion of its Big Ten schedule, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is starting to turn it around. With an 89-67 win over No. 23 Penn State Thursday, the Buckeyes (16-9, 7-6 Big Ten), have won three straight games and continue to climb the muddled conference standings. OSU coach Jim Foster said, in a postgame press conference, that his team has picked up its defensive intensity over the last three games. “At no point in time was I in doubt that we would finish the season strongly,” he said. “Most people come and they see a two-hour blip. We see a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes that we like.” The game was tied 6-6 with 14:53 left in the first half. After a layup by senior center Jantel Lavender, the Buckeyes took the lead and never relinquished it. The Lady Lions (21-7, 10-4 Big Ten), struggled with turnovers, committing 27. They came into the game averaging 17.3 turnovers per contest. Penn State coach Coquese Washington said the turnovers were “the difference in the game.” “We turned the ball over and they’re able to go down and score in transition,” she said. “Ohio State is just a dangerous team in transition.” The Buckeyes turned the Lady Lions’ turnovers into 30 points on offense and had 10 fast break points. Lavender, who was honored before the game for breaking OSU’s career scoring record Sunday, finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Former Buckeye guard Katie Smith (1992-96), who held the all-time scoring mark before Lavender, recorded a video message for Lavender. The video played at Value City Arena before the game. “It was really nice that she took time out to congratulate me,” Lavender said. “She held that record for so long so she’s probably like ‘Oh, that’s awesome.’” Lavender helped a fellow Buckeye break a record of her own. Junior Samantha Prahalis set the OSU career assist record after Lavender converted the guard’s signature behind-the-back pass into a turn-around jumper. Prahalis finished the game with 11 assists. With both the scoring and assist records falling in the same week, Foster said he went “out of character” and reflected on what the records meant to him. “It’s going to be very difficult to recruit someone who can break them,” he said. “But, we’ll try.” With 14:40 remaining in the second half, OSU led by 23 after sophomore guard Tayler Hill hit two consecutive free throws. Lavender said Hill’s defense was key for the team. “Our flow started because of our defensive intensity,” she said. “Tayler really set the tone for us on defense and we all fell into place with that.” The Lady Lions cut the OSU lead to 10 three different times in the second half, but couldn’t get the deficit under double digits. “Coach called a 30-second timeout and just said we had to get stops,” Lavender said. “We just started to calm down on defense.” Ohio State’s next game is Sunday at Purdue (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten). The Buckeyes won their previous meeting, 90-67. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse takes step in the right direction against Robert

Senior midfielder Nick Diegel (15) attempts to stop an opposing player during a game against Robert Morris Feb. 1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternIn its final exhibition match of the preseason, the No. 9-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team bucked a troubling trend.After falling behind in the start in each of their first two exhibition matches, OSU lit the lamp early and never trailed against Robert Morris Saturday, defeating the Colonials, 11-7.Junior midfielder Jesse King — who finished the game with two goals and two assists — got the scoring going for the Buckeyes when he found the back of the cage just 39 seconds into the contest.Sophomore midfielder Eric Rankel scored 19 seconds later for the Colonials, who went 8-7 last season, before the Buckeyes scored the next two goals to lead 3-1 after the first quarter.Continuing the momentum, OSU used goals from King and senior attackman Adam Trombley to go into halftime with a 5-3 lead.“We just wanted to come out and start fast,” senior goalie Greg Dutton said after the win. “Last week against Navy, we had a bit of a slow start, so the focus this week was to get guys going.”Dutton was one of the big reasons OSU was able to get out to an early lead as the Timonium, Md., native stopped six shots in just under three quarters of action.Trombley said it helps the offense when their goaltenders are playing well because it allows them to take a few more chances.After replacing Dutton late in the third with the Buckeyes leading 8-5, junior goalkeeper Cameron Stephens continued to stymie the Colonials offense as he made four saves of his own.“It helps our confidence knowing that if we turn it over, Dutton and Cameron will stop the shots and get the ball back to us,” Trombley said.OSU coach Nick Myers was impressed with how both goalies played.“I thought that the goalie position today was what we expect here at Ohio State,” Myers said. “Those guys really did their job. They made some saves they shouldn’t and they made saves we expect them to make. It was a really solid day in the cage.”Offensively, OSU spread the ball around as seven different Buckeyes tallied a goal with King, Trombley, sophomore attackman Gordie Koerber and freshman attackman J.T. Blubaugh tallying two goals apiece.Led by senior defenseman Joe Meurer, the Buckeyes defense held Robert Morris to seven goals, the lowest OSU has allowed in their three exhibition games, as well as forcing 17 turnovers.“I thought we were better today than we were last week and that is a small step in the right direction,” Myers said. “I’m happy with the improvement, but we understand there is still work to be done.”Up next for the Buckeyes is their regular season opener as they are set to hit the road for Baltimore, Md., where they take on future Big Ten Conference opponent No. 13 Johns Hopkins Sunday at 11:30 a.m.“Playing at Homewood Field is always a challenge,” Dutton said. “We look forward to the task at hand and we are going to prepare hard for them this week.” read more