ND 19.11.2022: Strange news from Facebook

Good morning. The news for today’s digest comes from Facebook.

Two Havering restaurants have walked away with major gongs from this year’s Good Food Awards. Tandoori Lounge in High Street, Hornchurch, run by husband-and-wife team Sukh Uppal, 43, and Honey Uppal, 41, once again picked up the Good Food Award’s Gold Seal, meaning they have now won the top prize every year since 2020. The most coveted of the awards, the Gold Seal is only given to those that achieve consistently high customer ratings and votes over three years or more. It is another to add to the range of national awards Tandoori Lounge has won over the past few years, including best restaurant in the south east of England at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2021. The Tandoori Lounge has picked up numerous awards over the years – Havering restaurants win big at this year’s Good Food Awards (Romford Recorder ~ News)

Most people spend every second of their workday trying to keep up with their calendars and to-do lists — attending meetings, responding to emails, racing to meet deadlines. This makes it difficult to set aside time to explore ideas that interest us or learn new skills. And during a time when it’s impossible to predict how our jobs and industries will evolve, expanding our expertise is what gives us a competitive edge in the long-run. How can we ensure we make the time to stay ahead? Enter: Google’s “20% time” rule, a concept made popular when Google went public in 2004. “We encourage our employees, in addition to their regular projects, to spend 20% of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google,” founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page wrote in their IPO letter. “This empowers them to be more creative and innovative. Many of our significant advances [like AdSense and Google News] have happened in this manner.”Google’s ’20% rule’ shows exactly how much time you should spend learning new skills—and why it works (CNBC make it ~ Success)

Mara Doemland, 29, uses a range of parenting styles that gives her four kids free rein on what to eat and how to dress. Breaking conventional norms, Mara has even let her daughter, Emmy, shave off her own hair and if her boys want to wear pink dresses, she is fine with it. Mara, from Corpus Christi, Texas, US, said: “I’m a barefoot person and have strong feet. “I let my kids go barefoot if they want unless the pavement is too hot. Emmy and Indy love to be barefoot.” “I let them drink coffee if they want to try it but they don’t drink it like adults do.”They’re not doing shots of espresso all day.” “If one of my kids is playing with something and another other wants to play too, we don’t make them share if they don’t want to.”EXCLUSIVE: ‘I let my kids drink coffee, shave their heads and eat whatever they want – they should be happy’ (Mirror)

A “charming” five-bedroom property in a “much sought-after island location” is available to buy for offers over £375,000. Iona holds a special place in the hearts of people from around the world and properties are seldom listed for sale in the open market. With far reaching views across the Sound of Iona to the Isle of Mull, the cottage is thought to be one of the oldest properties on the island. “Taigh Benedict is a charming, traditional cottage sitting in an enviable island location, however the property would benefit from modernisation in places.” The property consists of both a traditional three-bedroom end-terrace cottage and a detached two-bedroom bothy found at the rear – Coastal cottage with sea view for sale is one of oldest houses on ‘magical Scottish island’ (Daily Record ~ Scotland Now – Homes and property)

A lost dog has been reunited with its owners after walking into a police station. CCTV footage from Loughborough Police Station captured the moment the border collie arrived and took a seat in the waiting room. Rosie’s owners Steve and Julie Harper said the 10-year-old rescue dog ran away at about 16:00 GMT. It happened while Mr Harper, 68, was walking her and their other dog Laser at Southfields Park in the town. “She pushed herself through a hedge and handed herself in to the police station.” “The police station is right next to the park.” Leicestershire Police said: “Thankfully she was wearing a collar, so a lead was available to contact Rosie’s owner, who was delighted she had been found safe and well”Lost dog ‘hands itself in’ at Loughborough Police Station (BBC News ~ UK – Leicester)


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