Italy’s “City of Food” has a new attraction. After wandering the alleyways of Bologna’s Mercato di Mezzo – which is filled with local, family-owned grocers such as the well-known Atti & Figli bakery, or Tamburini of tortellini fame – visitors can now take a 20-minute shuttle bus from outside the central station to Fico Eataly World, where food from all over Italy is on show. Inaugurated by prime minister Paolo Gentiloni on 15 November, Eataly World claims to be the world’s largest agri-food park, and promises visitors “a discovery of all the wonders of Italian biodiversity” under one vast, 100,000 sq m roof. However, many are struggling to make sense of a project that stands in direct contrast to the traditional allure of Italian gastronomy – the pleasure of meandering the farmers’ markets in Renaissance town squares, or sampling the delights of small producers in remote hilltop towns. To enter Eataly is to step into … [Read more...] about Eataly World opens but leaves a bad taste in Bologna
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TENNIS fans are being left baffled with the ATP Finals speed gun showing Roger Federer's serve is allegedly 5mph SLOWER than usual. One eagle-eyed supporter took to Twitter during his first group-stage match to highlight the apparent difference. Federer went on to lose 7-5 7-5 to Dominic Thiem before recovering to beat Matteo Berrettini yesterday. The 20-time Grand Slam champ was averaging 112mph in the opening set against Thiem and, while he may have been taking a little bit off, that seems uncharacteristically low. As @PaulT_Tennis said on Twitter: "Fed 5mph down on his average first serve speed on a fairly quick court? Really intriguing stats for that set." In the same set, Thiem averaged 123mph, apparently almost 20mph slower than some of his efforts against Novak Djokovic.Thiem did play out of his skin as he came from behind to beat the Serb last night. He was hitting the ball HARD, going big on virtually every groundstroke from the beginning of the second set onwards. But at 6ft … [Read more...] about Tennis fans left baffled by ATP Finals speed gun showing Federer serving 5mph SLOWER and other random results
BAKE Off winner Nadiya Hussain is well-known for her skills in the kitchen, but books played a big part in her recipe for success. Nadiya explains how, like many children, she didn’t grow up in a home full of books. It was only when she began exploring her school library as a teen that she developed a love of reading. The mother-of-three is the latest high-profile author to back The Sun’s great Books For Schools campaign. More than 4,000 primaries — that’s one in five across the country — have signed up to our great initiative. The Sun has teamed up with publisher HarperCollins to offer primary schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland the chance to claim a fab box of Collins Big Cat books worth more than £600 for FREE. Schools simply need to register, then collect tokens from pupils to receive their free package, which includes titles by brilliant authors including David Walliams, Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo.Nadiya, … [Read more...] about Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain says reading helped her mental health as she backs our Books For Schools campaign
Just before dawn on May 11 last year, Amal Fathy and her husband Mohammed Lotfy's lives changed forever. As Amal was trying to get their young son to sleep, Lotfy heard a knock at the door. On the other side, a plainclothes security officer stood alongside a group of masked and heavily armed special forces. Lotfy let them in and invited them to sit down. "The plainclothes security official pulled up a chair at the dining table. He said to me, 'You must know why we are here,'" recalled Lotfy. While Lotfy was working documenting human rights abuses with his organization, the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, it had been Amal that was in danger, despite her having done no more than upload a video to social media complaining about sexual harassment she'd suffered during a visit to the bank. The video had gone viral, and smears about Amal, a former actress and activist, began to appear in the pro-government local media. Still, said Lotfy, "I didn't expect … [Read more...] about Egypt’s open-air prison
Good news for UK employers: employees are calling in sick less often. The Office of National Statistics reports that the average worker now takes just 4.5 days because of illness or injury, compared with 7.2 in 1993. A total of 131m work days were lost in 2011, down 6m on the year before. Londoners are least likely to take time off (1.3% of total working hours), whereas employees in Wales and north east England called in sick at the rate of 2.5% of total working hours. Tell us how often you called in sick last year and whether you noticed any difference in your colleagues' behaviour. Do you agree with the Work Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, who say that "presenteeism" rises in recessions because employees worry that they'll be first in line for redundancy if they take time off. • Follow Comment is free on Twitter @commentisfree Topics Work & careers Open thread Health & wellbeing Health comment Share … [Read more...] about Does job insecurity make you less likely to take sick leave?