An awkward brush with the Dubai expat vodka set

Grave of Lincoln’s chiropodist discovered at Highgate Cemetery

I mean, I do not see any poverty.” Her friend agreed: “It is true that construction workers in Dubai used to have to sleep in shipping containers. But that does not happen now.” Well perhaps, but labourers here review do still work long hours in temperatures of up to 50 degrees, and then go back to crammed hostels, often with no windows or air conditioning. I was considering how best to explain this, but then another bottle of vodka arrived, amid much cheering. It somehow did not feel like the right moment to discuss migrant worker housing conditions. Economic growth in the United Arab Emirates hit 4.4% last year Instead, I found myself being questioned about my life back home in London. “Do you go to Hakkasan?” I was asked, by a Dutch woman sat at the end of the table. “It is in Mayfair.” She then named several other places I hadn’t heard of, let alone frequented. I might have been tempted to bluff my way through this, to pretend that I was in fact a regular at Fluffs, and Yo-Yo’s, or whatever they were called. But I did not even know what kind of establishments they were – other restaurants perhaps, a nightclub?
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Jake’s family steps up plea to save heart unit

Researchers at Highgate Cemetery claim to have uncovered the grave of Abraham Lincoln’s chiropodist. Dr Issachar Zacharie was said to be the most favoured family visitor at the White House, valued by the former president not only for his skills but also as a sounding board for the opinions of the Jewish community in America. The discovery was made as researchers drew up a new map for visitors plotting the last resting places of the likes of Karl Marx, TV presenter Jeremy Beadle and author Douglas Adams. Dr Ian Dungavell, chief executive of Highgate Cemetery, said: “Zacharie’s connection with Lincoln is fascinating, and especially topical just now. We’re always keen to celebrate the exceptional achievements of people buried here at Highgate Cemetery.” “People know us for Karl Marx, but this is a place to reflect on all those who have gone before us, famous or not.” Dr Zacharie died while living at an address in Mayfair and was credited as being founder of the Masonic Order of the Secret Monitor. He is buried in the East Cemetery near a piano memorial, commemorating classical pianist William Thornton. The map has been produced to coincide with the introduction of new entree prices for visitors from tomorrow (March 1). Dr Dungavell added: “We don’t expect to see Daniel Day-Lewis round here, but you never know.”
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Industry raises more than £10,000 for Hospitality Action Week 2013

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Wayne is self-employed and working for MB Refrigeration, while Julie is a chiropodist – “although I’ll have to re-register and start studying again as I have let my registration slip”. They plan to continue giving the Children’s Heartbeat Trust their full support, and are already planning ‘Jake’s Coffee Morning’ during Portadown’s Country Comes To Town in September. Wayne and Julie will never forget the care, compassion and expertise of the Clark Clinic, of Craigavon Area Hospital and the various nursing and medical people who helped them so much. “Many attended Friday’s huge funeral at Edenderry Methodist Church – whose minister David Clements was such a support all along – and we thank them so much.” Meanwhile, the local area group organiser of the Heartbeat Trust, Julie Greenaway from Loughgall, said that all their love and sympathy went out to the Flahertys. “We are delighted they are continuing with their support of the trust,” she added. “With Julie and Wayne continuing to campaign, we are confident of success.” Mrs Greenaway is the mother of Lewis (5) who was born with just half-a-heart and has undergone major surgery at Birmingham. “We can see the rationale of centralised elective surgery in Dublin,” she said. “But emergency surgery and treatment must be retained in Belfast.” Search for: (Plumber, Taxi, McDonalds…) Where? (town, county etc.) Temperature: 9 C to 20 C Wind Speed: 9 mph Temperature: 10 C to 19 C Wind Speed: 12 mph Switch to Mobile Site All rights reserved © Johnston Publishing Ltd.
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Dubai shore line

Companies got up to a whole host of innovative and engaging activities to raise funds to support their fellow industry workers in crisis. Red Carnation hotels lived up to their reputation for creative fundraising once again, generating a staggering £5,000 by organising an array of fundraising activities including a poker night, a cook-off between different nationalities at the hotels, a bake-off and a 5k run.  Other companies and colleges also participated included: ·         BunzlCatering Supplies led the way with a co-ordinated week-long series of fundraising events, raising £649. ·         The London Linen Supplywho once again donated £200. ·         Even HA’s agencies got involved, with Jellybean Creative Solutions raising £250 with its ‘Count the Jellybean competition and Mercieca raising £65 through its office cake sale. http://bayviewwellness.COM ·         University College Birminghamhosted a chocolate-themed night, with a four-course meal devised by four renowned Barry Callebaut chocolate ambassadors, including Michelin-starred chef Alan Murchison. This raised an impressive £1,280. ·         Stoke on Trent Collegeprepared a three-course lunch live in front of diners and held a guess-the-weight-of-the-cake competition. ·         City of Bristol College with The Chefs’ Forumkicked off the weekof fundraising activities with 30 students rowing the equivalent distance of a round trip from London to Paris. ·         Private hire taxi operator Manchester Cars donated 20p to Hospitality Action for every journey booked during HA Week, raising £402. ·         Holiday Inn Express Winchester and Manchester took part in the ultimate bike race and raised £1,519 for the charity. The two hotels teamed up to cycle 246 miles, the distance between their two properties, in the shortest amount of time. Winchester won.                           ·         The Cavendishmade the most of British http://BayviewWellness.Com Sandwich Week coinciding with Hospitality Action Week by donating £2 from each sandwich sold, as well as holding an Australian-themed lunch, having an ice cream van, chiropodist, bake sale, pub quiz, and a raffle to win an extra week’s holiday, raising £515. One of the highlights of the week was the ‘At your discretion’ appeal, which encouraged restaurants to add a discretionary £1 to diners’ bills in support of Hospitality Action during HA Week.
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