All posts tagged: Spoons

River journeys, wooden spoons and one giant blueberry – take the Thursday quiz | Life and style

River journeys, wooden spoons and one giant blueberry – take the Thursday quiz | Life and style

[ad_1] Life is short, they say. Not when you are facing a deadline, a blank page, and have to come up with 15 exciting and topical questions. Then time feels like wading through treacle, each moment an agony of pondering just how to keep people amused and entertained while stretching their knowledge. Still, all that is a problem for someone else, as the Thursday quiz simply flies haphazardly on to the page, as you are probably able to judge from its erratic quality. It is just for fun. There are no prizes. Let us know how you got on in the comments. The Thursday quiz, No 152 1.Who is the first minister in Wales? Reveal 2.What was floated down the Hudson River in New York last week after months of refurbishment? Reveal 3.This is Willow, the official dog of the Guardian Thursday quiz. She knows that bear attacks are no laughing matter. Which European country just declared a state of emergency in a northern town after five people were injured in a second bear attack …

Egg, bacon and a ghormeh sabzi: the UK’s greasy spoons are redoing their menus | Restaurants

Egg, bacon and a ghormeh sabzi: the UK’s greasy spoons are redoing their menus | Restaurants

[ad_1] Café De Melo, on Leyton High Road in east London, is much like any greasy spoon across the country. The menu spans the classics: English breakfast, bacon baps, eggs in all their variations. Regulars pop in for a coffee or chat to the waitress over beans on toast. At under £7, the full English is accessibly priced. But a blackboard points to things you won’t find in a traditional English cafe – feijoada (black bean stew), vaca atolada (beef and cassava stew) and picanha (rump beef). They hint at the owner’s background. Brazilian-born Elizeu Cabral de Melo used to own a jewellery shop on the same site but two years ago put his lifelong love of cooking into practice. Yet he didn’t open a solely Brazilian restaurant, despite there being many Brazilian locals. “I didn’t want to be restricted to one type of clientele,” says Cabral de Melo. “A lot of my friends are English, so I wanted it to be Brazilian and English.” This Anglo-Brazilian mash-up isn’t unique in London, with places such …

Bending Spoons lays off entire staff of Flimic

Bending Spoons lays off entire staff of Flimic

[ad_1] Milan-based creative app studio Bending Spoons has laid off the entire staff of Filmic, which made popular video and photo editing apps such as Filmic Pro, per a report by PetaPixel. Bending Spoons acquired Filmic last July and the move was announced in September. In the past few days, several Filmic employees have posted about their departure on LinkedIn and X including CTO Christopher Cohen and COO Kevin Buonagurio. While Filmic’s founder and former CEO Neill Barham hasn’t posted anything about the development, his LinkedIn page suggests he left the company in November 2023. Bending Spoons didn’t immediately comment on the story. It is not clear what the company wants to do with Filmic’s apps. Notably, the Italy-based company also has a video editor called Splice. When Apple released the iPhone 11 series, Filmic was featured with its DoubleTake app that used multiple cameras on the device simultaneously to capture footage. Bending Spoons has a record of overhauling its properties after its acquisition. When it acquired Filmic, the Italy-based company introduced subscriptions instead of …

Bending Spoons lays off 129 Evernote staffers

Bending Spoons lays off 129 Evernote staffers

[ad_1] Months after acquiring Evernote, Milan-based app developer Bending Spoons has made steep cuts at the note-taking and task management app. Layoffs took place at Evernote on Friday, February 17, an Evernote spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch, affecting 129 people. “This was a difficult — yet necessary — decision as we pursue our ambitious plans for Evernote,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch via email. “The company has been unprofitable for years and the situation was unsustainable in the long term.” The spokesperson wouldn’t confirm which specific departments were impacted. But posts on LinkedIn and Blind suggest the layoffs touched a wide range of core Evernote teams, including the product design, engineering, HR, sales, customer service and marketing departments. Evernote has indeed had its ups and downs over the past few decades, with mass layoffs in 2015 and 2018 — a year which also saw an exodus of top execs including Evernote’s chief technical officer, chief financial officer, chief product officer and head of HR. But the company appeared to have turn things around more or less, reporting …