Posts Tagged ‘ Brisbane ’

The World’s Most Expensive Food


It’s just another Paris Hilton Instagram post showing the room service meal she ordered during her Shanghai sojourn last November. “I love Chinese food,” she commented. But there’s one problem, except for the fried rice, the dishes were hardly Chinese: panini, creamy soup, spaghetti, and some other general meals. I wouldn’t fault her though, and the public seems to understand her little culinary mishap. After all, the Paris Hiltons amidst us are more at home eating fancy meals than being confronted by an unassuming panini. Well then, let’s give Paris Hilton one fancy menu.

I thought to put together a set of meals for one day in this infographic, featuring the most expensive foods in the world. These foods are unabashedly opulent, but before you get upset, many of these items were created for fundraising programs (like an auction). Okay, some are truly lavish beyond reason. To put their prices in perspective, our total bill by dinner’s end easily matches the annual income of an average American household, whose weekly meal budget is estimated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be somewhere from $130 to $250 for a family of four. Continue reading

Ruthless Gatland Aims To Wrap Up The Series


The sporting capital of Australia this weekend see the second test of the Lions tour of Australia this year with the tourists looking to secure the series after limping over the line last weekend in Brisbane to take the first test. Memory cannot help thinking back 12 years ago to 2001 when the Lions found themselves in the same position entering the second test in Melbourne but two quick Joe Roff try’s in that game swung the series which the Wallabies went on to win 2-1. Continue reading

Day Of Reckoning As The Lions Take On Australia


©Sum_of_Marc. The Wallabies have a lot to play for this weekend

Tomorrow the British & Irish Lions step back into competitive test action against Australia in the first of the three test series. The Lions have not had a victorious series since 1997 and have high hopes that this tour will put an end to run. Whatever the result we are in store for three action packed, heart stopping encounters with tomorrow the chance for either side to put down an earlier marker and take control of the series.

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Can The Waratahs Tame The Lions?

warWe are at the half way stage of the Lions tour with game 5 tomorrow in Sydney against the NSW Waratahs. The Lions strolled to their easiest win (as expected) on the tour so far with a 62-0 victory over the combined country in mid-week. They won’t get it so easy tomorrow with the Waratahs expected to give them their biggest test of the tour so far. Four of their internationals, prop Paddy Ryan, No 8 and captain Dave Daniels, full-back Drew Mitchell and experienced centre Rob Horne have been released by the ARU to play this fixture along with two international sevens players. Manager Michael Cheika formally of Leinster has spoken about the desire in their camp to hit the men in red as hard as they can and claim a big scalp. Expect Cheika to have his team super motivated with lots of energy and hard hits. The Waratahs still minus eight internationals and six out injured will still front up similar to what the Reds did last Saturday and expect a close game with Cheika’s team looking to be physical and disrupt any pattern or flow the Lions may try to conjure. Continue reading

Lions Hoping For A Real Test Against The Reds


Having thumped the Barbarians in Hong Kong then routed the Western Force in Perth, the Lions are now in Brisbane to take on the Queensland Reds.

The Reds have encouragingly picked as strong as team as possible minus their seven Australian squad members Genia, Slipper, Horwill, Ioane, Gill, Simmons and Saia Faingaa. The Reds squad still has plenty of quality and brawn and will

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Lions Ready To Break The Force


The Lions Tour to Australia officially kicked off last Saturday in Hong Kong as the Lions comprehensively defeated a lacklustre Barbarians side 59-8 in a match that fulfilled their commercial obligations en route to Oz. This was as far removed from a Test match as they will experience and the real opposition in the Ex-Pat citadel was the weather with temperatures as high as 30 degrees during the game and with unbearable humidity to boot. This was a training session conducted in extreme conditions – think literally the polar opposite of the cryotherapy chambers that the Welsh team have trained in previously under Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland to get some sort of idea of the extremity of it. Now that everyone seems to have come through unscathed and having run in a number of tries we can move onto the real business. After the Test series this chapter will either be lauded as great prep or pure madness; only hindsight really knows. Hong Kong was the prelude and with the Lions reaching Perth, the most Westerly city in the Australian continent and home to a booming mining industry, this much anticipated tour Down Under starts in earnest when they meet the Western Force this morning (11am kick off Irish time). Continue reading