Local Chef becomes Runner up in the Worl Melbourne
Local Chef becomes Runner up in the Worlds first Online Video Competition.
When it comes to dedication nothing can keep this Chef down. From rising to be the Maine Chapter President of an international chef association, Brooke Grondin is a local chef from Buxton, Maine USA and her rise to international note has been inspiring.
Brooke just recently was awarded 2nd place in the International Chefs Bench Competition for 2020 by the World Association of Master Chefs (WAMC), narrowly missing out on the top spot by less than 4 votes.
But what makes this Chef’s story different from many others. Well the journey for starters. When many would have given up, Brooke has fought through and made a name for herself, keeping her eye on the goal of becoming recognized for her skills and abilities.
Her journey of over 25 years has been a struggle, just like many others in the industry but Brooke has always had a deep down desire to succeed and has fought through the challenges of life. She worked hard to fight for what she was entitled to and proved all those who doubted in her that she was worth more that they thought.
WAMC Global President Gaven Ferguson came across Brooke early this year and from the moment he spoke with her he knew there was a passion there that WAMC wanted for the USA. "Her total drive and confidence was apparent, even though I felt like she was not aware of it, so I took a chance on here and offered to have her head up the Maine Chapter. I had not felt so strongly about a chapter president before and I was confident that her drive would help spur on her determination for success." He was right.
Brooke has since participated in numerous competitions and now is know throughout the entire association as a Global Chefs Bench Winner.
She is writing a book, started her own business and has begun to build the chapter. This is a story worth talking about.
WAMC is now working with Brooke to drive the growth of the association in the United States and with her help, know that WAMC can support and grow the industry there.
Other News Melbourne
Two more closed facilities in Melbourne
Recently two other homes for elderly in the capital of Victoria have been closed after having found one infected person with coronavirus. Though he tested negative the second time, he is considered to be still ill. A nurse says they were disappointed by this, but forced to be closed. She adds that they have very strict hygienic precautions. The government of Victoria does not want to repeat the story of Newmarch House in Sydney. All the employees are self-isolated for two weeks.
Victoria's results in fight with coronavirus are not as good as other Australian states have. Today 7 new cases of infection have been found. They are mostly connected with trips abroad and Melbourne's hotspots. 11 people are staying in hospital with COVID-19.
Hazelwood Power Station is fined for 2 million dollars
Three years ago Hazelwood mine in Victoria caused large fire in the region of the town Morwell. It is known that fire happened because coal reserves burst into fire and set on fire everything around. The experts say that the mine did not estimate risks of inflamation adequately. They also neither removed plants form their territory nor watered them, so increased risks to maximum by it. The fire led to people's death and complete evacuation of the town, continuing for almost 45 days.
Recently the court of Melbourne has fined the company for such great pollution of the environment. The fine consisted of 2 million dollars. However, the residents of the valley considered it too small fine. So, 380 000 dollars were demanded.
Severe storm in Victoria
Yesterday Geelong became a centre of strong storm that hit Victoria. A family from the city tell how they woke up in the middle of the night because of noise of ruining home. Part of the roof has disappeared and all the windows in the house are broken. People ran out from their houses, they did not understand what was going on. Winds reached 100 km/h in some places in Victoria.
SES of Victoria informs that about 60 houses have suffered during the night storm in Geelong. Now almost all of them have been repaired.
The meteorologists say that similar storm can happen in Melbourne, they are also expecting about 20 mm of precipitation today.
Other News Australia
In the Pacific, people were saved thanks to the SOS inscription on the sand
In the Pacific Ocean, three people were saved from a desert island thanks to the SOS inscription on the island's coast.
The men took a 42-kilometer boat trip last week from Puluwat to the Pulap Atolls in Micronesia.
The men lost their course and ran out of fuel, so they docked on the tiny uninhabited island of Lykelot. When the men did not arrive at their destination, rescuers were sent to look for them. After three hours of searching, a US Air Force plane spotted an inscription in the sand.
“Below we saw an island, an SOS sign and a boat right next to it on the beach. From there we called the Australian Navy because they had two helicopters nearby that could land on the island,” the pilot said.
Later, the helicopter successfully landed on the beach, delivering food and water and picking up the men.
The WA Premier judged NSW decision
Yesterday the government of New South Wales announced they were going to open their borders with the beginning of summer. The Premier said that closed borders are an obstacle for developing economy during the pandemic of coronavirus.
The Prime Minister of Western Australia responded to such an announcement immediately, asking if NSW was not joking. He wondered how the state which caused Ruby Princess scandal could give advice how to fight pandemic. He also added that WA borders will be closed for some months more, and it is founded on people's health.
The Premier had already mentioned before that opening borders is probably the last thing to do while easing the restrictions down.
Anyway, the touristic sphere has suffered in every state so much. The consequences for economy can be catastrophic.
Other world news
Sarah Vine: KUWTK has done more to set back feminism than anything else this century - New Zealand Herald
Comment: Keeping up with the Kardashians has influenced a generation of young women.
COMMENT: So, farewell Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I can't say I shall cry many tears for the end of this toxic slice of televisual inanity. For 13 years since its debut in 2007, its mix of soft porn, vacuity, venality and general grubbiness has been infecting our culture, seeping into our collective consciousness like a suppurating boil of banality. A bit over the top? Maybe. But I do really feel very strongly that it has coloured the perceptions of a whole generation of young girls and women, and not in any way favourably. I mean, we had Sex And The City, which, while racy, controversial and attention-seeking was nevertheless a well-thought-out saga of female empowerment, charting the lives of intelligent, sexy women in a man's world. Its protagonists did at least speak in whole sentences. Keeping Up With The Kardashians, by contrast, is just a bunch of dolly birds stuffed full of facial fillers grabbing as much cash as they can by wiggling their assets at the cameras and manufacturing pointless dramas for the benefit of ratings. It is, perhaps more than any other, responsible for the normalisation of a cultural aesthetic that can, at best, be described as cheap titillation, at worst soft porn. No doubt its armies of followers will say I'm a jealous old bag who's upset because she can't balance a champagne glass on her backside and "break" the internet. A dried up, bitter and twisted old cow who is crabby because she didn't come up with the idea of filling her face full of collagen and then make hundreds of millions flogging lip-gloss to gullible teenage girls. I may indeed be all of those things. But I am also the mother of a young daughter, and I think that womankind in general should set our sights slightly higher than squeezing our assets into a rubber catsuit and pouting into a camera. Also that perhaps the best route to fame and fortune is to make use of what's actually inside our craniums instead of inside our bras. If there is another TV show that exemplifies this lack of ambition, any group of women that has done more to set back the cause of feminism in the 21st century, I can't think of it. The bitter irony is that the show and its stand-out star, Kim Kardashian is endlessly being touted as a beacon of modern female empowerment. A female-led show whose stars command a huge social media following and even bigger pay cheques; a sassy, go-getting "momager" maximising her girls' potential. You know the shtick. View this post on Instagram To our amazing fans - It is with heavy hearts that weve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you whove watched us for all of these years through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. Well forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people weve met along the way. Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience and, most importantly, a very special thank you to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray, whove spent countless hours documenting our lives. Our last season will air early next year in 2021. Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldnt be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years. This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever. With Love and Gratitude, Kim A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Sep 8, 2020 at 2:34pm PDT But the truth is, they're the opposite. For what the Kardashians realised early on is that you can monetise anything as long as you're willing to strip yourselves of your clothes, your pride and your dignity. Call me old-fashioned but it's a funny kind of empowerment which involves selling your backside, quite literally, to the highest bidder. It's the way those values or lack of values have, thanks to the widespread lionisation of this clan, seeped into the mainstream that I particularly hate. It is partly because of Kim and her family that the over-sexualisation of young girls is so rife on the internet; it's because of them that online pornography (Kim's rise to fame was prompted by the leaking of a sex tape with a former boyfriend) is considered a bit of a joke by people of my daughter's age; it's thanks to Kim that young girls feel such overwhelming pressure to be seen as sexual objects and why, when they fail to live up to her plastic fantastic standards, they fall into self-loathing. As an influence, the show has been catastrophic. Kim and her cohort have contributed to a culture whose legacy is a world where staring glassy-eyed into your smartphone while effecting the perfect pout/cleavage angle is the total of many 12-year-old girls' ambitions. It's not only tragic, it's incredibly sad. There is no putting the genie back in the bottle. Even though the show itself may be ending as Kim announced on Tuesday there is no escaping the endless imitations it has spawned, from Love Island to The Only Way Is Essex. So no, I don't mourn its passing. I won't miss having this family's endless expanses of pneumatic flesh shoved in my face although given the state of American politics at the moment, who knows? Kim will probably end up as the First Lady, given her husband Kanye West's presidential ambitions. Either way, I doubt we've seen the last of her more's the pity.
Caso de Javier Ordóñez se trasladó a la Justicia Penal Militar - La FM
Caso de Javier Ordóñez se trasladó a la Justicia Penal Militar
Por su parte, López celebró que la Procuraduría haya decidido asumir el proceso que adelantaba la Inspección de la Policía respecto a este caso, pero pidió recurrir a una instancia distinta la Policía para decidir si una investigación como esta debe pasar a la Justicia Penal Militar o no: "Nosotros quisiéramos invitar a que en esa reforma se contemple que sean la Procuraduría y la Defensoría quienes hagan el primer filtro y determinen si un caso es de uso o de abuso. Y si es de abuso, no debe ir a la Justicia Penal Militar". La alcaldesa indicó que el caso de Javier Ordóñez no es aislado, pues la administración distrital tiene registros de 137 denuncias por abuso policial en lo que va de 2020: "Aquí hay una conducta, yo no diría sistemática, pero sí recurrente (...) No tenemos uno, no tenemos dos, no tenemos tres. Tenemos por lo menos 137 denuncias". Al respecto, la alcaldesa puso en evidencia lo que para ella es una disparidad en las denuncias, pues la comandancia de la Policía Metropolitana de Bogotá reporta que solo está tramitando 38: "Es francamente incomprensible que en la mesa derechos humanos, en la que participa la Policía desde enero, llevemos nueve meses hablando de 137 casos y, sin embargo, cuando se le pide cuentas a la Policía (...), nos diga que tiene conocimiento de 38".
Mastercard lanzó plataforma para pruebas de criptomonedas de banco central - CriptoNoticias
La plataforma de Mastercard simula la emisión e intercambio de criptomonedas de banco central entre los diferentes actores del sistema financiero.
- Los bancos centrales podrán evaluar casos de uso de monedas digitales en la plataforma.
- La propuesta permite simular un ecosistema de criptomonedas de banco central en un país.