Wondering where to eat out tonight? Here’s our update on South Africa’s restaurant guides, plus where to go for restaurant and food news, features, recipes and more.All this food has got to be washed down with something – and South African wines have been earning rave reviews internationally for 300 years. Here’s the SA wine story, plus online guides, wine routes, and where to buy on the web.Eat OutEat Out is an annual listing guide featuring independent critics’ reviews of over 800 restaurants countrywide.Eat Out neither charges restaurants to be listed, nor expects them to pick up the tab for its meals, making it “the most objective and definitive restaurant guide in SA.”The Eat Out website is comprehensive interactive restaurant guide that allows visitors to find the perfect place to eat out in their area, post their own restaurant reviews or read what other diners have to say. Eat Out’s top 10 SA restaurants Truffle PigTruffle Pig’s online restaurant guide features a selection of South Africa’s top-performing restaurants. The restaurant’s ratings, awards and visitors comments are included, along with downloadable menus and chef profiles.Also check out Truffle Pig’s wine, whisky and gourmet travel guides, culinary dictionary, info on food and wine pairings, dishes unique to South Africa, and more.Wine MagazineWINEmag.co.za publishes restaurant reviews featured in Wine Magazine – and lets you to search for them by category or area. A good guide if you’re looking only for the best restaurants.More restaurants, recipes & food newsDining-out.co.zaUse the handy restaurant search function to locate an eatery you already know or search for somewhere new and exotic. There’s also a map search, wine news, chef profiles, features & more.WhatToEat.co.zaFour ways to search – including a map search – for restaurants, pubs, diners and grills in SA. Strongest on the main centres.What2night.co.zaUser-friendly online restaurant and nightspot guide for Gauteng province.Eating out in Jo’burgDining out page of the City of Johannesburg website, with a restaurant guide searchable by cuisine or by suburb, as well as review of “historic”, “elegant” and “unique” restaurants in the city.Other restaurant search engines:Dining.co.zaRestaurants.co.zaWebdining.co.zaFOOD24Includes a collection of over 10 000 recipes. The site is completely searchable and allows you to store recipes in your own online ‘recipe book’.ShowcookWeb-based magazine carrying articles about food in South Africa and abroad, including book reviews and recipes.Confrerie de la Chaine des RotisseursSite of the international society devoted to fine dining. Lists events of the various baillages, or chapters – there are four in South Africa. These gatherings are usually black-tie dinners at top restaurants, but are occasionally more informal events.South African Chefs AssociationMainly for professional chefs and restaurateurs. Offers links to chefs’ associations worldwide, a job site with posts in South Africa and overseas, a list of industry events and food festivals, and pages by a range of chefs, most with recipes.Traditional South African RecipesTraditional South African and African recipes are offered on this site, which comes complete with a photo of the eponymous Pete, who looks like a Limpopo Province game farmer. There’s also a newsletter.Homesick South AfricansAnother site for expatriates. Among its offerings are recipes for biltong, including drawings and measurements for making your own biltong box. If that’s too arduous, there’s information on where to find the stuff overseas.SouthAfrica.info reporter
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sevilla ready bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morataby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla are ready to bid for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.The Mirror says Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros has sounded out Morata’s representatives and they are trying to persuade Chelsea to do a deal this month.The Spanish club are offering a loan deal worth £5m until the summer when they will pay £35m plus add-ons for the Spain international.Morata has become disillusioned at Chelsea after falling out of favour with Maurizio Sarri.But Chelsea are still reluctant to let Morata go without strengthening their own squad first.
ESPN ESPNThe opening weekend for this year’s college football season, simply put, is going to be epic. Monday, ESPN/ABC released game times for 10 of the best matchups we’re going to see.South Carolina and Vanderbilt will kick things off on Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM ET, oddly enough in an SEC regular season tilt. Georgia Tech and Boston College will play in Dublin Ireland, at 7:30 AM ET on Saturday morning.Here are the rest of the games – including Oklahoma vs. Houston, LSU vs. Wisconsin, USC vs. Alabama, Clemson vs. Auburn, Notre Dame vs. Texas and Ole Miss vs. Florida State.9/1/2016: South Carolina at Vanderbilt on ESPN (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia Tech vs. Boston College on ESPN2 (7:30 AM ET) 9/3/2016: Oklahoma vs. Houston on ABC (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: Hawaii at Michigan on ESPN (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: LSU vs. Wisconsin on ABC (3:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia vs. North Carolina on ESPN (5:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: USC vs. Alabama on ABC (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Clemson at Auburn on ESPN (9:00 PM ET) 9/4/2016: Notre Dame vs. Texas on ABC (7:30 PM ET) 9/5/2016: Ole Miss vs. Florida State on ESPN (8:00 PM ET)Which will you be watching?
HALIFAX – Some examples of businesses benefiting from financial help from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency:Big winnersAtlantic Wallboard LP, a division of J.D. Irving Limited: $42.4 million in conditionally repayable loans from 2006 to 2012 to build a gypsum wallboard manufacturing plant, buy equipment and for a gypsum conversion project.The Halifax International Security Forum, organized the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a D.C.-based public policy think tank: $29.78 million in grants to host the international conference from 2009 to 2018.Cooke Aquaculture Inc., Cold Ocean Salmon Inc. and Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. (divisions of Cooke Aquaculture): $25 million in loans, conditionally repayable loans and non-repayable contributions for multiple projects over more than a decade, including establishing salmon farming operations.Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.: $10 million loan for manufacturing equipment in 2006.Cabot Links at Inverness LP: $6.5 million in loans from 2008 to 2016 to build golf courses and a resort.DSME Trenton Ltd. (now permanently closed): $5 million loan for equipment to build wind towers in 2010.Rolls-Royce Canada: $2.87 million conditionally repayable loan in 2013 to develop support technologies for unmanned surface vehicles.Craft brew and spiritsAuthentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd.: $500,000 loan in 2015 to establish a craft distillery and expand brewery.Big Axe Brewery Inc.: $363,030 loan in 2017 to expand current brewery operation.Prince Edward Island Brewing Company Ltd.: $350,000 loan in 2012 to start a microbrewery, and $35,000 grant to hire an experienced beer industry expert.Tiny tourism outfitsMarble Zip Tours Inc.: $196,487 loan to establish a “zipline harness tour” operation in 2007 and $125,000 loan in 2013 to build a rope challenge course.Ocean Surf Ltd.: $38,500 loan in 2011 and $175,000 loan in 2015 to upgrade campground facilities.Club Wind and Kite: $45,000 loan to start a kite surfing day adventure in Lameque, N.B., in 2008.
OTTAWA — Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is making good on a promise to help young researchers who are trying to establish themselves in their fields.But the Liberals’ promised commitment to run a government that believes in science hasn’t led to funding research within the government itself, a watchdog group says.Duncan is at the University of Toronto this morning, where she’s detailing plans to spend $210 million over the next five years to expand the Canada Research Chairs program. The money was promised in last February’s federal budget and will include new grants of up to $20,000 to help emerging scientists get their research projects off the ground.Another 285 research chairs will be created with the funding, which government documents suggest will start with an additional $25 million this year and grow to $50 million a year by 2022-23. In the budget, the stated aim was that 250 research jobs would be created specifically for scientists in the early stages of their careers. Duncan’s office hasn’t yet provided details about how that target is to be met.The budget also promised the money would be used to diversify the recipients, with more women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities nominated, but no details on that are available yet either.Improving diversity, particularly to get more women appointed to research chairs, has been one of Duncan’s priorities. In 2017 she threatened to cut universities off from future grants under the program if they didn’t start nominating more women.The threat worked. In September, 41 per cent of the nominations universities made for the latest round of chair appointments were women. The number of female research chairs has increased from about one in four in 2009 to almost one in three today.Katie Gibbs, executive director of Evidence for Democracy, which argues for the use of science in policymaking, said the government’s budget commitments are now more than half of what was urged in a review in 2017.“It’s definitely a big investment. Not hugely transformational but a solid investment. I think overall it made the research community quite happy,” she said.She said there is grumbling among researchers that the extra funds for granting councils that distribute money to academic researchers for particular projects — a promised $925 million between now and 2023 — are not flowing yet, and there are still gaps in covering the ongoing operating costs of labs.But Gibbs said the biggest concern is that the government’s own scientific work is still flailing. Overall Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office but spending on in-house research is actually down.Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Statistics Canada are among 18 departments whose internal budgets for scientific research are lower today than almost a decade ago.The federal Conservatives took heavy criticism from the scientific community for cutting science jobs and funding, and accusations were made that government scientists were kept from speaking publicly about their research unless explicitly given permission from political authorities.Gibbs said the Liberals have loosened the muzzle somewhat but funding for government science has not been restored.The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada says spending on science done by the government for 2018-19 is $112 million less than the Conservatives spent in their final year in office. The institute, the largest union representing professionals in the civil service, including scientists, said research-and-development funding for government scientists is almost $900 million less in 2018-19 than it was in 2010-11.In 2016, the last year for which statistics are available, Canada ranked 21st out of 27 developed countries whose science spending is tracked by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. has handed out $198 million to school districts for the School Enhancement Program. A total of 176 projects from around B.C. will use the funding to make upgrades at local schools.In Peace River North, $1.2 million will be spent on roof upgrades at Bert Bowes Jr. Secondary, Robert Ogilvie Elementary and at Charlie Lake Elementary and three school buses will be replaced, costing $398,417.In Peace River South, $2.35 million will be spent on mechanical upgrades at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary and Dawson Creek Secondary and one school bus will be replaced, costing $127,562. “Students deserve to learn in schools that are well maintained and operating the way they should. That’s why we’ve boosted funding to these programs by more than $20 million over last year,” said Education Minister Rob Fleming. “We are supporting B.C. schools with this funding, so students, teachers and school district staff can focus their energy to where it matters most – in the classroom.”
New Delhi: As voting for the second phase of polling started Thursday morning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi urged voters to “vote for Nyay” (justice). Gandhi also appealed to voters to vote for justice to the unemployed youth, struggling farmers, small businessmen and those who were persecuted due to their religion or caste. He used the hashtag “VoteNyayVoteCongress” with his appeal. “Nyay” is also the social welfare scheme announced by the Congress party in its election manifesto that promises to pay Rs 72,000 per annum to families living below the poverty line. The second phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections began today in 95 constituencies.
Kolkata: In a unique bid to create awareness among voters to exercise their franchise, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state introduced two trams with facilities to educate voters about the use of EVMs and VVPAT.One of the trams will move around South Kolkata with another in North Kolkata till Saturday. The two constituencies of Kolkata North and Kolkata South in the city, along with Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Joynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour and Jadavpur will go to polls on May 19, in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Tram is one of the modes that we are using for greater participation of common people in the electoral process. These will move around different parts of the city and create awareness about EVMs and VVPAT. Our icons for physically challenged voters will also motivate them,” CEO Bengal Ariz Aftab said on Tuesday, while flagging off a tram from Ballygunge tram depot. The trams have been decked up nicely with hoardings, banners and leaflets that speak about the importance of elections and at the same time, educate voters about the process. As per figures available with the Election Commission in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the two Kolkata parliamentary constituencies saw poor turnout of voters. Although the state average was a whopping 82.22 percent, Kolkata South recorded only 67.95 percent voting with North Kolkata at 65.99 percent. Some Assembly constituencies located within the city also witnessed poor percentage. Tollygunge, which falls under Jadavpur constituency, recorded a voting of 74.01 percent, while Metiabruz under Diamond Harbour constituency and Bidhannagar Assembly segment under Barasat constituency recorded 72.26 percent and 71.81 percent respectively.