Sunday 25 February 2018

Court win for deli's 'heart attack' food

NEW Yorkers can still order up an instant heart attack. The Second Avenue Deli has won a court fight with a Las Vegas burger joint over the names of their fast foods.

The New York deli's sandwich called "instant heart attack" is made of sliced pastrami and fried potato latkes. The Heart Attack Grill in Vegas had ordered the deli to stop serving it on trademark infringement grounds. The deli took the grill to court, but a New York judge sided with the deli.

Lawyers lack 'general culture'

ONE of the UK's most senior judges has said modern lawyers start their careers with "much less in the way of general culture" than their predecessors.

Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption says it is "very unfortunate" that many fledgling barristers and solicitors cannot speak a foreign language. He also said that aspiring lawyers would be better taking degrees in history or mathematics before moving on to study law.

Baby beluga whale feeds on a bottle

MARINE mammal specialists from across the US have descended on an Alaskan aquarium to help care for a baby beluga whale that became separated from its mother shortly after its birth.

The male calf is under 24-hour care at the Alaska SeaLife Centre in Seward, being fed by a stomach tube while learning how to suckle from a bottle. It is believed to be the first baby beluga rescue in the United States, at least since federal record keeping began in 1972.

Mickey Mouse visits North Korea

MICKEY Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took to the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong-un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters.

Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage from 'Snow White', 'Dumbo', 'Beauty and the Beast' and other Disney movies played on a massive backdrop, according to still photos shown on state TV.

'Peace and love' for Ringo's party

FORMER Beatle Ringo Starr marked his 72nd birthday in Nashville, Tennessee, by holding a "peace and love" moment and asking people worldwide to do the same at noon in their own time zones.

Hundreds of fans joined Mr Starr at Hard Rock Cafe, shouting "peace and love" at the magic hour and holding two fingers in the air.

Vince Gill and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh joined him on stage.

Irish Independent

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