16 Jun
2021

Top chefs and critics help raise over £35,000 for Action Against Hunger

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events TMC 08 post 3.pdf212.1 KB Howard Lake | 24 October 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Top chefs and critics help raise over £35,000 for Action Against Hunger Too Many Critics 200821 October 2008On October 19th 2008, Too Many Critics saw a host of celebrities, including Raymond Blanc, Tom Parker Bowles and Deborah Meaden, come together for an exclusive charity feast that raised more than £35,000 for humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger.The highlight of Restaurants Against Hunger Month, Too Many Critics saw a brave band of food critics, including Charles Campion, Jay Rayner, Matthew Fort, and Tom Parker Bowles swap their keyboards for chopping boards in the kitchen of Royal Exchange Grand Café and Bar to prepare a sumptuous, five-course fundraising banquet.With discerning diners including celebrated chefs Raymond Blanc, Shane Osborn, Ed Baines and Oliver Prince, the critics welcomed the inter-course charity auction, providing relief from the culinary performance pressure. The biggest bid of the night was pitched in by Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden. After a heated bidding war, the TV dragon told the Christies’ auctioneer where she was at, successfully bidding £4,500 to secure a place on a field trip to Zambia. The prize will allow her a rare opportunity to witness first-hand the vital life-saving work of Action Against Hunger in its fight against malnutrition.Another stunning sale came in the shape of three plates, hand decorated by Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay and Fergus Henderson, the top three UK chefs in this year’s S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The hammer came down on these unique works at a fantastic £2,800, sold to Cardiff restaurateur Babak Arabestani.The evening also saw Action Against Hunger present three very special awards. Carluccio’s scooped the award for Most Charitable Restaurant Group – since signing up to the charity’s Restaurant Against Hunger campaign in August 2007, they have raised a staggering £177,000, simply by making a donation of 50p from each sale of penne giardiniera, their most popular dish. Babak Arabestani, owner of Bayside Brasserie, Bellini’s and Signor Valentino in Cardiff Bay was named Longest Supporter of Restaurants Against Hunger, whilst Al Duca was honoured as the restaurant that raised the most money during the Restaurants Against Hunger month in October 2007.Restaurants Against Hunger continues at these and over 550 other restaurants, cafés, bars and gastropubs until the end of October. For a full list of participating eateries in your area, please visit www.restaurantsagainsthunger.org.Action Against Hunger works in 40 of the world’s poorest countries including Burma, Darfur, Chad and Somalia. Its vocation is to save lives, especially those of severely malnourished children, working with vulnerable populations to restore and preserve their livelihoods with dignity. With the current world food crisis looking likely to worsen and 55 million people worldwide already suffering from acute malnutrition, the charity needs support more than ever.www.aahuk.orgwww.restaurantsagainsthunger.orgFor further information or photography, please contact: Kate Lester or Chris Young at Roche Communications on: 020 7436 1111 or [email protected] /[email protected] to editors:Critics in the Kitchen: Tom Parker Bowles (The Mail on Sunday), Charles Campion (The Evening Standard), Jay Rayner (The Observer), Matthew Fort (The Guardian), Lucas Hollweg (The Sunday Times), Nick Lander (FT), Tracey MacLeod (The Independent), Bill Knott (Yes Chef!) and Humayun Hussain (The GuardianGuide).The judging panel: Raymond Blanc OBE (Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons), Shane Osborn (Pied à Terre), Ed Baines (Randall & Aubin) and Oliver Prince (Royal Exchange Grand Café and Bar).Action Against Hunger would like to thank all sponsors for their generous contribution to the event.The winning bids in full:£4,500 Trip to see Action Against Hunger projects at work in Zambia.£3,500 Five night stay for two in an over-water villa at Six Senses Soneva-Gili, Maldives.£2,800 Unique plates, hand-decorated by Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay and Fergus Henderson.£2,200 Two Michelin Star Extravaganza: Dinner for two at Midsummer House in Cambridge; degustation menu and accompanying wine for two at Pied a Terre; and a night and lunch for two at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.£2,000 Hand-signed original etching of “Y Tambien Su Padre” by Salvador Dali.£1,600 Collection of fine wines.£1,500 Gastronomic tasting menu for two at Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain.£1,300 Five course degustation menu for six with matched wine, cooked at the winner’s home by Chef Miguel Jessen of Pinxto People.£1,200 Three night stay for two in the 5* Hotel Atrium in Split.£800 Cartier Love Bracelet.£600 Dine your way around the world: Indian master class for two at La Porte des Indes; Thai brunch for two at Blue Elephant; Italian dinner for six at Carluccio’s; and a Mexican meal for four at Wahaca.£500 A one night stay for two at Sanctum Hotel, Soho, prior to its official opening in March 2009.£500 Limited edition print of Aeternum Gloriae by Sten & Lex.last_img read more

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22 Sep
2020

NSF 2020: Edo building international facilities — Deputy Governor

first_imgRelatedPosts We have finally caged Edo politics lions, says Gov. Obaseki Edo 2020: Social media users turn Oshiomhole to laughing stock after defeat Edo 2020: Obaseki’s victory has several implications — Saraki The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, says the state is building international facilities ahead of the National Sports Festival, tagged: “Edo 2020.”Shaibu gave the assurance in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Benin.“We are looking beyond hosting national tournaments,” he said.According to Shaibu, very soon the state will be bidding for the hosting of Commonwealth Games and the All African Games.He said: “Edo will be a very good venue that has standard facilities for such big games.“We are upgrading all the facilities that will be used for the sports festival to meet international standard.“The facilities we are building will attract international friendliest and qualifying series for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.“Edo is setting up a new standard for the upgrade and building of sports facilities for the successful hosting of the national festival.”NAN.Tags: Edo StateNSF 2020Philip Shaibulast_img read more

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29 Aug
2020

Sprite Ball 2020: Keta Business College beat Mfantsipim School, Shama SHS overcome St. Louis

first_imgKeta Business College and Shama Senior High have won the 2020 Sprite Ball Championships, beating Mfantsipim and St. Louis SHS respectively in the boys and girls finals.Mfantsipim School popularly referred to as Botwe was looking to make it 6 championship wins after making their 10 finals.However, Keta Business College had other ideas as they beat them 48-40 at the El Wak Sports Stadium to win their first championship.Kwabotwe lost twice Ketabusco in the competition – first the group stages where they lost 24-32 and then in the finals of the championship.In the Girls Division, Western Region school, Shama Senior High School overcame all odds to conquer St. Louis SHS in the finals.After defeating the defending champions, Kumasi Girls’ in the semifinals 23-17, Shama popularly referred to as SHASS beat their Ashanti Region opponents 15-14 to emerge as victors.West Africa SHS place thirdIn a repeat of last year’s finals, West Africa Senior High School faced off with Mfantsipim School to seek qualification to this year’s finale.Botwe edged pass the Wassarian in a keenly contested semifinal clash as they won 23-21 to set up the match with Keta Business College.WASS met Prempeh College in the 3rd and 4th playoff game and won 25-15 to finish as the third-best team in this year’s Sprite Ball Championship.Prempeh College in the semifinals lost to Keta Business College 25-33.last_img read more

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6 Jan
2020

Top 10 Cristiano Ronaldo moments – model girlfriend, world record transfer and a wink

first_imgOnce again, Cristiano Ronaldo is in contention to win the Ballon d’Or after a sensational season with Real Madrid.He scored 51 goals in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League and cleaned up in Spain’s domestic awards.So to honour the man, talkSPORT picks its 10 favourite Ronaldo moments – agree?Click here to check out talkSPORT on YouTube for more great videos including this…last_img

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17 Dec
2019

Canada’s “The Great Trail” treasure hunt

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedExplore Canada’s Beautiful Parks by Geocaching during Canadian Environment WeekMay 24, 2011In “Cache In Trash Out”Request a Treasure X trackable and be a part of a treasure hunt like no otherJuly 12, 2018In “Trackable Promotions”Are you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the WeekApril 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” The Great Trail Treasure HuntColder temperatures may be setting in Canada, but with 100 recently hidden treasure boxes, there’s never been a better time to get out and explore The Great Trail Treasure Hunt. Gorgeous views in CanadaThis large-scale treasure hunt continues through October 31, and celebrates the connection of The Great Trail, decades in the making. Participants can visit The Great Trail Treasure Hunt and guess where treasures box are hidden. The first person to find one of the boxes receives a prize.Canadian northern lightsTreasure hunters can also enter weekly drawings when they post a photo of themselves with a treasure box to Instagram or Facebook. Just make sure to include the hashtag #GreatTrailTreasure. Canadian residents are eligible to win prizes such as a Nikon camera, a gift card to Mountain Equipment Co-op, or a subscription to Canadian Geographic, just to name a few. Canada sunriseThe Great Trail Treasure Hunt is a fun, healthy way to discover Canada whether you live in the Great White North or plan to visit. Next year The Great Trail plans to become an official GeoTour! Stay tuned to our blog and social channels for more details. last_img read more

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12 Dec
2019

Behavioral Economics Book Suggestions

first_imgDuring today’s great webinar with Dr. Lois Vitt on behavioral economics, many great book suggestions were made. Here is a list:Jacob Needleman’s Money and the Meaning of LifeElizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton’s Happy Money: The Science of Smarter SpendingCarl Richard’s The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things With Your MoneyLarry Winget’s You’re Broke Because You Want to BeDaniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and SlowWhat other great reads on behavioral financial topics have you read? Share them in the comments.last_img

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27 Nov
2019

How hard is it to be a basketball player? Just take a look at June Mar Fajardo’s feet

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting June Mar’s size 17 foot.While boxers have calloused and inflamed knuckles for using their hands too much, most basketball players have almost misshapen feet due to constant running, cutting, and jumping.It’s no different for four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, whose feet look like a size 17 version of Lotus Feet’s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionBut if having an ugly foot is the price for being the best player of his generation in the PBA, and even of all time, then it’s a small price to pay. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Playing for Ginebra ‘both curse and blessing’ as crowd darlings race to prepare for opener MANILA, Philippines—Achieving superhuman feats of strength, speed, and stamina for elite athletes take a toll on a human body.There are countless sacrifices these players have to endure to be on top of their game, like having your feet go through the torture of the daily grind in basketball.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

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7 Nov
2019

WA reclaim Barbarians Cup

first_imgWestern Australia dominated the 2008 Barbarians Cup in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, scoring an 8-1 series win to reclaim the touch football title they lost to the Northern Territory in Darwin last year.With the Western Tigers claiming a win in each of the three divisions on the opening night, the teams went into Saturday’s round of games full of confidence that the title would be returned to WA.Both the Mixed and Women’s divisions saw WA take a clean sweep, but once again it was the Men’s Open division that went down to the wire after both WA and the NT came into the final game of the tournament with one win each.After losing the second game to a NT team inspired by former Youth World Cup star Kelvin Caspani, the Tigers came out running hard in the final match, lead by another World Cup player in Andrew Knox.At half time WA held a 5-1 advantage, and went on with the job to take the game 7-3 and the series win. Caspani and Knox – both former Australian players – have been National Touch League team-mates for a number of years and are no doubt likely to be re-united in the Barbarians Men’s Open team for the NTL in March in NSW.TouchWest State Manager Matt Bamford has hinted that after the success of the tournament in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this year, there is every chance the competition could return to the gold capital at some stage in the future.The two day series had never been staged outside the metropolitan area before.“There’s been a great response from the local community to the Barbarians Cup this year, and we’re thrilled that the Department of Sport and Recreation were able to bring this event to Kalgoorlie”, Bamford said.“The support of the Goldfields Touch Association and from BHP and Norilsk also meant the kids and staff from Lakeland Senior High School in Perth could come along and get involved in the community programs. It’s certainly the kind of program we’d love to take to the country again.”Thanks to Jarrod Lucas from The Kalgoorlie Miner for providing the article content.Results:Mixed OpenGame 1: WA def NT 8-6Game 2: WA def NT 14-9Game 3: WA def NT 5-1Women’s OpenGame 1: WA def NT 8-1Game 2: WA def NT 6-3Game 3: WA def NT 8-1Men’s OpenGame 1: WA def NT 7-4Game 2: NT def WA 8-6Game 3: WA def NT 7-3last_img read more

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23 Oct
2019

Cargo Ship Priscilla Refloated from Pentland Skerries

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Thurso RNLI Dutch cargo ship MV Priscilla was successfully refloated in the evening hours of July 25, a week after it grounded on the Pentland Skerries.According to the HM Coastguard, the vessel was freed at around 9 pm local time. Following an initial assessment, the authorities agreed that the ship was in safe condition to be towed to Scapa Flow, Orkney Isles.MV Priscilla arrived at its destination in the morning hours on July 26. The ship will undergo a further assessment, including an underwater dive inspection, at the safe anchorage.Prior to the refloating attempt, salvors Multraship, Ardent and the ship’s operator Wagenborg removed 28 tonnes of marine gas oil (MGO) from the vessel and completed cargo discharge operations.last_img

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17 Oct
2019

Alberta to expand airborne monitoring of oilsands greenhouse gas emissions

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta has begun monitoring oilsands emissions from the sky.The province’s environmental monitoring agency is using airborne sensing equipment to measure the release of greenhouse gases and other chemicals over oilsands mines north of Fort McMurray.Chief scientist Fred Wrona says the program is to be expanded to cover other parts of the province and all kinds of heavy oil and bitumen production.Airborne monitoring recently revealed that greenhouse gas emissions from some parts of the oilpatch have been being badly underestimated.Wrona says the method will produce a better idea of what’s being released from which facilities.He adds it will also help scientists create baseline information in advance of future development.last_img

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