New food show explores South Africa’s enticing dishes

first_imgA Taste of South Africa is a new show about food, being filmed with British chef Matt Tebbutt. It explores local favourites and the fascinating history behind them, and is set to air during the second half of the year.British chef Matt Tebbutt is filming a new show in the country called A Taste of South Africa. (Image: Media Update)Brand South Africa reporter“This is the show that I’ve always wanted to make,” said British chef Matt Tebbutt about the filming of his new foodie show A Taste of South Africa.“To explore, learn, taste and understand such a totally diverse country such as South Africa is a really exciting prospect for me. I want to meet the people behind the food, to learn about the history of the dishes and to cook alongside them and expand my own knowledge of the local cuisine.”The first leg of shooting wrapped on 16 January, and the crew will head to Cape Town in March.“South Africa provides a culturally diverse, exciting, engaging, and exquisite environment in which to pursue the love of food,” said show producer Rebecca Fuller-Campbell.“The fascinating history of this country and the sheer variety of cultures means that every episode will offer a fresh and different look at the rich gastronomic traditions of the country.”Tebbutt traverses South Africa in the 10-part show, sampling different dishes and regional specialities, and digging into the history of local cuisine. He travels through Gauteng, the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.The show features food such as sorghum, maize, chisa nyama, bunny chow, umphokoqo, koeksusters and waterblommetjie bredie.Day #6 of the shoot for A Taste of SA with @matt_tebbutt #mealiesinMaritzburg pic.twitter.com/wUN1z4IgOb— Oxyg3n Media (@oxyg3n_media) January 12, 2017Along the way, he features local chefs, among them Nelson Mandela’s former personal chef, Xoliswa Ndoyiya, and Mpho Tshukudu, co-author of the cookbook Eat-Ting.Tebbutt also visits Marble, David Higgs’ restaurant in Johannesburg.Filming with @matt_tebbutt for his South Africa show… pic.twitter.com/mXgPM3xVu5— Marble Restaurant (@Marble_SA) January 9, 2017Speaking to talk radio 702, Tebbutt relayed an anecdote Ndoyiya shared with him. When she was personally interviewed by Mandela, he asked if she made comfort food. On replying yes, she got the job.The show is being filmed by Oxyg3n Media and has been acquired by Discovery (Africa and Poland) as well as by UKTV in the UK.Tebbutt is no stranger to the camera. He has been involved in various cooking shows in the UK, including Food Unwrapped, Market Kitchen and Saturday Kitchen.Source: Media UpdateWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Real inspiration for Virtual Caches: part three

first_img SharePrint RelatedVirtual Rewards: The world is your oyster!April 10, 2018In “Community”Real inspiration for Virtual Caches: part twoOctober 17, 2017In “News”Real inspiration for Virtual Caches: part oneSeptember 19, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Our virtual trip around the world is coming to a close, but not without sharing several more Virtual Caches you can find! We’re featuring one Virtual Cache from every continent so we can truly circle the globe!EuropeName: Sie kommen! (Virtual Reward)GC7B6YKLocation: Germany(Photo by elfchen77)Oceania/AustraliaName: Whatarippavista!!GC7B7JNLocation: New South Wales, Australia(photo by bella at waggy)South AmericaName: MACHU PICCHUGC7B9HFLocation: Peru(Photo by Etibachtfan)North AmericaName: Chacchoben Grand Temple I — DGS Virtual RewardGC7B6TKLocation: Mexico(photo by aogagent1)AfricaName: Jubilee squareGC7B96XLocation: South Africa(Photo by RolandC)AntarcticaName: Winter WonderlandGCA93CLocation: Antarctica(Photo by: VeteranTributes)AsiaName: 天花杏醉人樓玉GC7B663Location: Taiwan(Photo by monkey_travels)We can still expect up to 3000 more new Virtual Caches to be published. So be sure to keep an eye out for one near you!Which Virtual Cache do you want to travel to most?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Berchelt retains WBC title against proud Miura

first_imgBerchelt wobbled Miura in the eighth with a left hook but he couldn’t finish him off.Miura showed he has a steel chin and still had an opportunity to win the fight heading into the 11th round but only if he could score a knockout against Berchelt, who was in excellent condition. Asked if he was interested in a fight with the top fighter in the division, Vasyl Lomachenko, Berchelt said yes.“I beat Vargas, I beat Miura. I am ready to fight the best,” he said.On the undercard, champion Jezreel Corrales got the majority decision over Robinson Castellanos after the WBA super featherweight world title fight was stopped 31 seconds into the 10th round because of an accidental head butt. Corrales won by scores of 94-94, 94-93 and 96-92.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments 14 years after 1st Wimbledon win, Federer eyes 8th vs. Cilic Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “I was prepared because I knew I was facing an ex champion,” said Berchelt. “He has the toughest left hand in the division. He was hitting me and hurting me sometimes.“But I was always the better fighter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe judges scored the fight 116-111, 120-109 and 119-108 for the 33-year-old Berchelt who won the title with an 11th round upset victory over Francisco Vargas in January.Japan’s Miura (31-4-2, 24 KOs) was hoping to reclaim the WBC title which he held for more than two years before losing to Vargas in 2015. WBC World Super Featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (L) of Mexico connects with a left against Takashi Miura of Japan in round three of their title fight, July 15, 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckMiguel Berchelt retained his WBC world title Saturday with a unanimous decision over former champion Takashi Miura in the first defence of his super featherweight belt.Mexico’s Berchelt won almost every round and it showed on the lopsided scorecards but the unflinching Miura fought on pride and looked like he could have knocked the champion out at any moment.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Berchelt set the tone early in the 12-round clash at the Los Angeles Forum as he dropped Miura late in the first round and rocked him with a hard punch in the fifth round that snapped the challenger’s head back.Down on points heading into the sixth round, Miura went looking for the knockout and it didn’t seem like a bad strategy for the Japanese dynamo who had 24 career knockouts coming into the bout.But Berchelt’s defence was too strong and his plan to land a mixture of head and body shots allowed him to score ample points with the judges.Miura took the fight to Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) in the seventh round as the Mexican appeared to tire, pawing at him instead of landing solid blows like earlier in the bout.Berchelt also had to deal the non-stop attack of Miura, who wouldn’t yield an inch, despite taking a massive amount of punishment to the head and body.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Mexico’s World Cup party pooped: ‘Day of the Dead’ parade cancelled​

first_imgMexican football fans who are in Russia to support their national team in the FIFA World Cup 2018 had their party pooped on Friday.Mexican fans were said to be organising a ‘Day of the Dead’-themed parade in Red Square in Moscow but communist lawmakers raised objections to the event being held so close to Lenin’s tomb.Every other day, different fan groups have been celebrating in various parts of Moscow turning the Russian capital into a place with carnival-like atmosphere.Mexican fans – whose team is one of the 16 to make it through to the knock-out stages – had planned a party in the zone set aside for them in the city, followed by a street parade to Red Square several hundred metres away.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEBut one of the organisers said they were told by authorities after midday on Friday to hold the parade and event indoors, declining to explain why.Sergei Malinkovich, deputy head of the Communists of Russia party, said people dressed as skeletons – one of the traditional symbols of the Mexican annual holiday at which families honour their dead loved ones – should not be allowed to march on what his party has called “hallowed” ground.ROUND OF 16 LINEUP & SCHEDULE”Why should we have some kind of skulls there?” Malinkovich said.The body of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin lies embalmed in a marble tomb on the square and Soviet leaders and dignitaries are buried in the Kremlin walls.Malinkovich’s party had appealed to the Interior Ministry to stop fans holding the parade, he said, arguing it could provoke violent clashes with Russian patriots.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP 2018 – STATS”Russian people on the square would almost certainly have tried to stop them. There would have been conflicts to say the least, and perhaps clashes,” he said.The event – held four months before the actual celebrations in Mexico – was held in the fan area and was attended by several hundred revellers.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings

Explore further Citation: Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings (2018, January 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-magnetic-liquids-energy-efficiency.html Climate protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been on top of global development agendas. Accordingly, research and development projects have been conducted on national and international levels, which aim for the improvement of the CO2-footprint in diverse processes. Apart from particularly energy-intensive sectors of the industry, the building sector in particular is among the biggest CO2-emitters: From residential homes, manufacturing facilities and storage depots to big commercial buildings, about 40 percent of the energy consumption within the EU are due to the heating, cooling, air conditioning and lighting of buildings. Considering next-generation smart windows and façade devices, one aspect of this problem is addressed in the research project Large-Area Fluidic Windows (LaWin) which has been coordinated at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, since 2015. A new type of such smart windows was now presented in the upcoming issue of ‘Advanced Sustainable Systems’. In their paper ‘Large-Area Smart Window with Tunable Shading and Solar-Thermal Harvesting Ability Based on Remote Switching of a Magneto-Active Liquid’ the Jena materials researchers introduce prototypes of a window that changes its light permeability at the touch of a button, and, at the same time, can be used for solar-thermal energy harvesting.Liquids in windows and façades”Our project’s key feature is the use of liquids in windows and façades, for example, as heat carriers or to enable additional functions,” explains Lothar Wondraczek, the project’s coordinator. “To this end we develop new glass materials, into which large-area channel structures are integrated. These are used for circulating functional fluids.”In latest prototypes, the liquid is loaded with the nanoscale magnetic iron particles. These can be extracted from the liquid with the help of a magnet. Vice versa, they can be re-suspended by simply switching-off the magnet. “Depending on the number of the iron particles in the liquid, the liquid itself takes on different shades of grey, or it will even turn completely black,” Wondraczek explains. “Then, it becomes possible to automatically adjust the incidence of light, or to harvest solar heat which can then be put to further use within the building.” The efficiency in terms of heat gain per area is comparable with that of state-of-the-art solar thermal facilities. But unlike those, the present system can be readily integrated in a vertical façade. Switching between on and off – the release or capture of particles – happens in a separate tank. An electrical connection at the windows is not necessary.Indoor air conditioning, tunable shading and harvesting of solar heat”The greatest advantage of large-scale fluidic windows is that they can substitute air conditioning systems, daylight regulation systems and for instance warm water processing,” stresses Wondraczek, who holds the chair of Glass Chemistry at the University of Jena. Developing cost-effective large-size window glass modules is key. On the one hand the glass elements need to include the channels, on the other hand they maintain their performance over the whole lifespan of the building. Finally, they have to provide the ability for integration with standard window manufacture technologies in frames of double or triple glazings. With the present prototypes which were manufactured on a scale of around 200 square meters, the research consortium demonstrated that those requirements can be fulfilled.Over the period of 2015-2017, the project received a grant of 5.9 million Euros from the European Union within the framework of the Horizon-2020-Programme for Industrial Leadership. A further 2.2 million Euro have been added by eleven industry partners who have been members of the consortium. After the end of the first funding period, commercialisation of first applications is planned for this year. Provided by Friedrich Schiller University of Jena Intelligent façades generating electricity, heat and algae biomass More information: Benjamin P. V. Heiz et al. A Large-Area Smart Window with Tunable Shading and Solar-Thermal Harvesting Ability Based on Remote Switching of a Magneto-Active Liquid, Advanced Sustainable Systems (2017). DOI: 10.1002/adsu.201700140 A prototype of the innovative smart windows for controlled shading and solar thermal energy harvesting is presented by PhD student Benjamin Heiz from the research group of Lothar Wondraczek. Credit: Jan-Peter Kasper/FSU Jena This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

Fat finger sends Formosa Petrochemical shares plunging in Taiwan

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The apparent “fat finger” episode—in which a trader hits the wrong character on a keyboard—left Formosa Petrochemical Corp down 8.23 percent at the close.A spate of orders culminated in a 15.2 million-share closing auction, a trade valued at over $55 million, according to Bloomberg News. This compared to the stock’s full-day average trading volume since last September of around 2.9 million shares. The Taiwan Stock Exchange said brokerages must apply to it in order to correct the errors. There have been a number of “fat finger” errors in financial markets worldwide. In October 2014 hundreds of billions of dollars worth of stock orders in some of Japan’s biggest firms had to be cancelled, possibly the result of a “fat finger” error. In October 2015 a junior banker at Deutsche Bank accidentally transferred $6 billion to a single hedge fund customer in a “fat finger” trade, according to the Financial Times. The money was repaid the same day. Messaging app Line skyrockets in Tokyo trade as profits jump Taiwan’s third largest stock tumbled almost 10 percent in minutes Wednesday and lost $3 billion of its market value due to errors made when placing orders, the stock exchange said. Citation: ‘Fat finger’ sends Formosa Petrochemical shares plunging in Taiwan (2018, March 21) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-fat-finger-formosa-petrochemical-plunging.html ‘Fat fingers’ may have been to blame for a slump in a major share on the Taiwan Stock Exchange Explore further © 2018 AFP read more