Pictures of a homeless boy doing his homework on the pavement outside a McDonald's, to take advantage of the light at night, have gone viral.The youngster is seen sitting at a tiny wooden bench writing or drawing in a book as the glow from the restaurant illuminates the space around him.The boy was tracked down by the news network who found out his name is Daniel Cabrera. ABS-CBN discovered the Cabrera family has had no permanent home since their house was destroyed by fire. Daniel is a grade three student who sets himself up under the lights of the fast food chain branch every night, as it provides the only stable light source near his temporary home. The youngster told the network that despite his family's current situation, he is determined to finish his studies to be able to help them.
Friday, 10 July 2015
Online retailer Muscle Food has begun selling half liter bottles of raw camel's milk, although shoppers should brace themselves for the hefty £19 per bottle price tag. The chilled milk contains 17g of protein per bottle but is so much more expensive than cow's milk due to the comparative lack of the animal in dairy farming environments - one for every 12,000 cows in Europe. It is rich in vitamins but has a similar taste to cows milk. The health benefits mas led to the product flying of the shelves and the feedback from customers has been positive.
Mayonnaise that does not get stuck in its container is being developed by a Norwegian company. Orkla is the first food manufacturer to announce a deal with US company Liquiglide to use its non-stick coating in product packaging. Getting the last bit of sauce out of a bottle is a common annoyance for shoppers. Many have shared their frustration on social media. One expert told the BBC some consumers might have safety concerns. "I'm sure consumers do, from time to time, look at the wasted dregs stuck in a bottle of mayo and wonder why suppliers haven't been able to solve the issue," said Vince Bamford, buying and supplying editor for The Grocer. "Embracing this technology would offer a brand a unique selling point, although some degree of education would be required to reassure shoppers that this was a natural product."
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has said he will donate his $32bn (£20bn; €29bn) personal fortune to charity. The 60-year-old nephew of King Salman is one of the world's richest people. He said he had been inspired by the Gates Foundation, set up by Bill and Melinda Gates in 1997. The money would be used to "foster cultural understanding", "empower women", and "provide vital disaster relief", among other things, he said. Mr Gates praised the decision, calling it an "inspiration to all of us working in philanthropy around the world". Prince Alwaleed is at number 34 on the Forbes list of the world's richest people. He has stakes in Disney, 21st Century Fox, News Corp, Apple, GM, Twitter, and a string of hotel chains and luxury hotels, including New York's Plaza Hotel and the George V in Paris.
Primark is taking its own brand of high street chic to Milan, home to Versace, Prada and Armani and one of the world’s fashion capitals. The retailer – already nicknamed Primarni by fans – plans to open three stores in Italy within the next 12 months. The move comes as Primark revealed that its first US store, in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, will open in September. John Bason, finance director of Primark’s parent company Associated British Foods (ABF), said Primark already had stores in Germany, the UK, France and Spain, and that Italy was the logical next step. Primark’s own analysis has found Italy to be the second biggest potential market for the brand in the EU, behind only Germany.
A pub landlord has found an ingenious way to bring in drinkers – by installing his own bus stop outside. John Hawkridge, who bought the Gallipot Inn in Upper Hartfield, Sussex in 2013, said he had found a discarded bus sign in a hedge four miles up the road. He then erected outside his pub and slip a pub flyer in the slot where the timetable usually goes. Now his bus stop has become official with local bus company, Metrobus, replacing the flier with an official timetable and petitioning the local East Grinstead County Council to officially recognise it as part of the route. It has led to the pub doubling their takings in the past month.