Fiba Asia Champions Cup: Bolts fall to Iran’s Petrochimi in semis

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Durham finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds while Diamond Stone added 15 points, five rebounds and three steals. Garvo Lanete and Mike Tolomia chipped in 12 and nine points, respectively.National team mainstay Behnam Yakhchali powered the Iranians with a game-high 29 points on top of eight rebounds.The Iranians will face either Alvark Tokyo or SK Knights for the gold.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from Fiba.comMeralco bowed to Petrochimi of Iran, 79-74, in the semifinals of the Fiba Asia Champions Cup Monday night at Studio 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.Despite getting booted out of gold medal contention, the undermanned Bolts, who were without Chris Newsome, Cliff Hodge, Jared Dillinger and Ranidel de Ocampo for the entirety of the club tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane PLAY LIST 01:16Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane00:58Iran civil aviation boss ‘certain’ Ukraine plane not hit by missile00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PH dragon boat team seeks incentive after gold medal haul View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Newsome and Hodge, who are Filipino-Americans, failed to get clearance to play while Dillinger and De Ocampo are still out with injuries.Still, Meralco made a good account of itself after recovering from a couple of losses to start the tournament and crashing the semifinals following a 33-point ripping of defending champion Al Riyadi of Lebanon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWith Allen Durham leading the way, the Bolts put up quite a fight against Petrochimi, which needed two free throws from Farid Aslani Haji Abadi with 22 seconds left to clinch the game.Baser Amer made a layup to put the Bolts within a possession, 77-74, with 24 ticks to go.last_img read more

Locals bailed out in SPCA Rescue Me event

first_imgThe North Peace SPCA held an open house on Saturday and part of the event included their Rescue Me Challenge where supporters of the organization locked themselves in with a dog or cat until $200 was raised for them to bail them out. The Rescue Me Challenge was a component of the month long Community Challenge the North Peace SPCA has with the South Peace SPCA to see who can raise more money over the month of May.Branch manager Candace Buchamer said the money brought in over the month will go towards helping the well being of the animals in a number of ways.“The money that’s raised during the Community Challenge goes towards general operating fees,” she said. “It helps keeps our doors open. It helps us with medical costs for the animals whether it’s spay, neuter or vaccination.”- Advertisement -There are also raffle tickets available to help with the Community Challenge. You can purchase one for $10, or three for $25. There’s an early bird draw on May 31st for a 12 yard load of top soil donated by WL Construction. The final draw prizes will be drawn on June 30. Other prizes include a custom firepit, a CrossFit 187 training session, and a women’s three piece suitcase set.The fundraising goal for the Community Challenge is $35,000, which equates to roughly a fifth of the organization’s operating costs. The North Peace SPCA has approximately $10,000 towards the goal. The event began on May 1 and will run through May 31.Anyone wanting to purchase a raffle ticket, or donate towards the goal can do so by calling 250-785-7722, or by sending an email to northpeace@spca.bc.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Actors unions, advertisers seek study on pay

first_img“They are not telling us what to do, they are just giving us models,” Wood said. “These consultants need to have true independence and be credible to both sides so there is reason to take their recommendation seriously.” With the current contract expiring Oct. 29 and the requests for proposals just going out now, Wood said he expects both sides to discuss an extension in order to have time for the study to be completed and digested. “It’s one step at a time,” he said. “The important thing is we are having a productive dialogue with the unions and I’m optimistic.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With just over five months left before the expiration of the current labor contract for commercial performers, negotiators for the acting unions and the advertising industry have agreed to seek proposals for a joint study to identify alternate models for compensation in the age of emerging new media. The Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the advertising industry’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations announced Wednesday that they have invited nine consultants from both industry and academia to submit proposals for a study which, if chosen, would be used for consideration during the bargaining process. Both sides are seeking to avoid a repeat of 2000 when commercial actors were locked in a six-month-long strike, one of the longest walkouts in entertainment industry history. They finally agreed to a three-year contract in Oct. 2003 that included increases in wages and in health plan and pension contributions. “We are doing something that is pretty unprecedented in labor,” said Doug Wood, JPC lead negotiator. “In general, we’d like their proposals for models on how to create a new system to fairly compensate actors and allow advertisers the creative freedom they need an ever-diffused audience in an ever-increasing array of media choices.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSAG spokesman Seth Oster said that while a study has not yet been selected, the union is hopeful one can be agreed upon. “We are proceeding in our joint effort to find a qualified consultant to conduct the study that is especially important to both sides,” Oster said. “The landscape of the advertising industry, like that of the entire entertainment industry, has changed dramatically and we think it’s in our best interests to have an objective third party expert give us insight into how these changes are affecting actors in order to ensure that we can best protect our members and their interests as we renegotiate this critical.” AFTRA National Assistant Executive Director Mathis Dunn, the union’s chief negotiator for the commercials contract, reflected Wednesday that “in their initial day, radio and television were new technologies. AFTRA then worked with the advertising industry to establish a fair method of compensating performers.” Dunn said the study “is a step to help us determine what changes, if any, could be made to continue fair compensation to performers.” Wood agreed the study seems necessary because of changes in advertising, particularly in connection to the Internet, which is likely to make negotiations more complex. last_img read more

Tottenham and Man United target Cengiz Under being chased by ‘several clubs’

first_img1 In-demand Ba?ak?ehir starlet Cengiz Under Basaksehir vice-president Mustafa Saral has admitted Tottenham and Manchester United target Cengiz Under is the subject of interest from a number of clubs.The highly-rated 19-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise from the second tier in Turkey to a brilliant breakthrough season in the top flight and he is now considered one of the best young talents in Europe.Saral is insistent, however, that the youngster should remain at Basaksehir for one more season to continue his development, in spite of the high level of interest in him.Alongside Manchester United and Tottenham, Ligue 1 side Lille have also made inquiries but Saral is hopeful of keeping Under at the club beyond this summer.“Several clubs have been scouting Cengiz,” Saral was quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.“Lille have held direct talks with us, we have held talks with a few teams that have been mentioned.“Our response has been the same, it is an honour to receive so much interest but we feel it is in his best interests to spend one more season here and then leave.“We will see what happens.”last_img read more

NEW CLUB IS THE ‘TOAST’ OF DONEGAL

first_imgLet us raise a toast! Seated from left are Emma Rose Callaghan (Vice President Public Relations), Niamh Lynch (President) Michelle Tourish, Aoife Dowds (Vice President Membership). Standing from left are Harry Murphy and Sean Harkin.Are you aged between 13 and 18 and lacking confidence and communication skills?You are certainly not alone but now a new group is here to put all those problems behind you.Formed just four months ago, the Junior Toastmasters Letterkenny already has 25 members and growing. The aim of the club is to help young people build confidence in speaking in front of crowds and to develop their public speaking skills.One of the co-founders says the club is the first club of its kind in the country and want to spread the word and increase the membership.The club’s fourth meeting will take place on this Sunday, the 17th of February at 5pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel and all young people aged between 13 and 18 are welcome to come along.Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to speak but fun is guaranteed. NEW CLUB IS THE ‘TOAST’ OF DONEGAL was last modified: February 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Junior Toastmasters Letterkennylast_img read more

INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: CARN BEAT MOVILLE TO LIFT THE ULSTER JUNIOR CUP

first_imgCHAMPIONS: Carn with the Ulster Junior CupUlster Junior Cup Final – Maginn Park – www.inishowenfl.ieSuperb Doherty strike earns Carn first ever Junior CupCarn FC 2-0 Moville Celtic Played in showery conditions in Maginn Park before a big crowd on Sunday evening the opening half was a tense affair played at a high tempo.Carn made the early running forcing a corner and then seeing Declan McGonagle race into the area and go down under a challenge but referee Harvey was perfectly positioned to wave the appeals away.On 7 minutes Moville created a good chance when Shane Canning fed Raymond Campbell on the left and his low cross fell just behind the in-rushing Nigel McMonagle.On 16 minutes Sean Doherty fired just over from twenty yards before the same player released Joe Doherty who fed McMonagle inside but his effort sliced away to the right. Joe Doherty then fired a free kick from the edge of the area well over.Moville had the most of the possession but were finding the Carn defence hard nuts to crack.Carn started the second period the better with a Danaiel McLaughlin cross finding the unmarked Michael Byrne but his header was saved by Sean McGuinness.A Byrne corner then found Gerard McEleney whose reaction header drifted just past the angle.On 69 minutes they opened the scoring after Matthew Byrne fed Daniel McLaughlin on the left and he stepped inside a defender to advance before slipping the ball into Shane Doherty who fired a superb left footed effort to the roof of the net from fifteen yards. Moville pressed hard then with Shane Cannign well wide with a long range effort before a Mark Henry cross glanced off Carn defender Kevin Hirrell and over the bar.From the corner both substitie PJ Barr and Eamon Reddin had successive efforts blocked and cleared.Henry’s looping cross then found another substitute Ryan McClenaghan but he headed well wide.Moville’s best chance came on 81 minutes when McClenaghan fed Joe Doherty whose neat flick sent substitute Tony Boyce clear but Gerard Crossan advanced to spread himself and block superbly. Minutes later it was all over when McLaughlin again advanced on the left and crossed for Cathal Doherty to sweep the ball home from six yards.Moville pressed to the end but again the Carn defence stood up to the challenge.INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: CARN BEAT MOVILLE TO LIFT THE ULSTER JUNIOR CUP was last modified: April 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CarndonaghINISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: CARN BEAT MOVILLE TO LIFT THE ULSTER JUNIOR CUPmovillelast_img read more

DONEGAL MUM PLEADS WITH FANS TO HELP HER SON WALK

first_imgA Donegal mum is hoping fans attending this Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland semi-final clash between Donegal and Dublin will help her kick start a fund raising campaign that will help her son to walk again.Anne Marie Doherty and her son PaulThe ‘Mammy I Want To Walk’ drive is all about raising funds for five-year-old Paul Doherty from Gleneely just outside Killygordon.There is no assistance available at home as the HSE can’t fund the operation so the family has to seek help in the USA. The brave you lad, starts school tomorrow (Friday) has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and to date has had physio, occupational therapy, speech therapy, conductive education, Botox injections, three weeks at the Peto Institute in Hungary and all sorts of medicines medicines but to no avail.“Since Paul could talk he always told me: “Mammy, I want to walk,” said heartbroken mum, Anne Marie.“It broke my heart to see him stuck in a wheelchair not been able to run about with his brother and sister or even to be able to pick up a toy from the floor that he wanted to play with.“Paul is a happy, playful and full of devilment ! As his mother, I always fought to get him the services and therapies he needed. While the HSE gave Paul what they could they could never offer him the opportunity to be able to walk. Then Anne Marie discovered what could be the start of a way to help Paul recover.“I came across an operation in America called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). The operation involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg. Paul has been assessed for this operation and has been accepted. The neurosurgeon, Dr. Park, in St. Louis Hospital, Missouri, USA expects Paul will be able to walk with the aid of crutches/walker if he gets the operation.“This operation has been a successful part of cerebral palsy treatment in the USA for years. The NHS in the UK has just recently decided to trial the operation for 120 children there. By the time the operation is available in Ireland it will be too late for Paul. We need to raise a minimum of €60,000 for Paul’s dream of walking to be a reality. This would cover the cost of the operation and the first 4-6 months of a two year physio programme which all has to be funded by us privately as there is no HSE funding available for such an intense programme.She hopes the supporters at Sunday’s match can play their part in Paul’s bid to recover.“We will be in Dublin on Sunday for the Donegal – Dublin game with our buckets collecting for Paul’s operation. We will be wearing funny hats with wee “legs” around our necks and high vis vests. Please can you help us by donating or whatever you else you think would be beneficial to our cause. We would be very grateful in whatever you can do.” She added they were setting up a Facebook page with details of how people can donate to the ‘Mammy I Want To Walk’ fund in the next few days. But in the meantime Anne Marie is asking all the people going to Dublin to be aware of our cause and give what they can.“If they haven’t got a ticket people can donate at any Ulster Bank. Sort code 98 52 52. Account 10633243The capacity of Croke Park is 82,300. If each person gave an average of just 1 euro, Paul could have his operation and entire post op physio programme!” she added.DONEGAL MUM PLEADS WITH FANS TO HELP HER SON WALK was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Anne Marie Dohertydonegaldublinfanspaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more

DD Motoring: Memories of Manus live on at Tribute night

first_imgDD Motoring Columnist Brian McDaid counted Manus Kelly as a friend. He was at the Mount Errigal Hotel last weekend for what was an amazing tribute to a man many still find it difficult to believe is gone.Manus Kelly selects first on his sequential gearbox with his left hand as he leaves the finishing ramp after an interview.Putting his fist out through the hole in the square sliding perspex driver’s window Kelly punches the air as a very young Charlie, his son, sitting on his knee, managed to get his fist out that square window as well to punch the air, much to the enjoyment of the spectators that lined the barriers in the car park that June summers evening. Advertisement A closer look at that photo and under that “Mandy Smile” there was a gritty determination that said, ‘I will be back’ and true to the determination on his face that evening, he was.Firstly to win the National and then in the International in the following years as he made this spot the finish ramp his own on the weekend of the Donegal rally.Manus Kelly’s sitting at the front door of the Mt EErrigal Hotel on Saturday Night. Photo Brian McDaid.That photo was taken in 2012, and in as many feet as there are years away to 2019 his winning Subaru and Escort were sitting parked the other side of the wall at the Mt.Errigal Hotel for his tribute night.On Saturday night Just after 8pm the last of the crowd that gathered in the reception of the Mt. Errigal Hotel to honour Manus Kelly made their way into The Glendowan and Glencar Function Rooms for their meal. Advertisement Then all of a sudden the reception room was quiet. And as I headed home the automatic doors of the Mt. Errigal reception opened, there in perfect silence sat Manus Kelly’s Subaru. In the time it took me to turn off the flash and turn down the shutter on the camera to try and capture the image of the car in the dark winters night, Mandy’s career flashed through my mind. It would possibly be the last time I would capture an image of this iconic car in the TFS colours.Manus Kelly was narrowly defeated by Declan Boyle in his old Limelight Mk 2 Escort and took his defeat gracefully that year in that red escort Just feet away from where cars were sitting tonight, on the Rally Ramp back in 2012. Over the years he had his ups and downs. As the image of the Subaru appear in the frame the offices of Manus Kelly business TFS makes the perfect backdrop. But things are far from perfect tonight as the biggest gathering of friends rallied around these last few difficult months since the passing of Manus Kelly to pack out the function rooms for a tribute night to a local hero. Family friends and fans put a brave face on for emotional journey down memory lane.Before Mandy’s Tribute that night across in The Great Hall Function Room in another part of the Mt Errigal Hotel, the proceeds of Donegal Déjà vu was presented to the Donegal Hospice by Beatty Crawford and Plum Tyndall, listening to Plum and his unmistakable voice, it felt more like the old Ballyraine Hotel.As the cheque presentation of €25,000 were made and the photos were taken. One of the guests at the function that evening was none other than Cathal Curley who not alone won the 1st ever Donegal Rally but also like Manus Kelly went on to win the event three years in a row in the seventies. Back in those early days, the finish ramp was the actual front door of the old Ballyraine Hotel not unlike where Mandy’s old rally cars were parked tonight.I’m too young to have witnessed Cathal Curley in his prime in the early 1970s in Donegal but I’m a massive fan of the folklore he created in promoting what it meant to win the Donegal Rally. Curley drove a flat-six boxer engined Porsche to victory back then AUI 1500 now a collector’s item, and Manus Kelly also drove a flat-four boxer Subaru to victory for his hat-trick also making his car one of the most famous in rallying history. In the early days of the Donegal rally when the Parc Ferme for the event was a field behind the old Ballyraine Hotel, Carrie Harvey who was at the hospice presentation on Saturday night told the story of her late husband Eamon.A smile for a hero Manus Kelly at the celebration of his 1st outright win of the Donegal International Rally. Photo Brian McDaidLike all the other drivers he was surrounded by young fans with notebooks getting autographs, and was enjoying the notoriety until Seamus McGettigan who was one of the co-drivers came up to the door with a rally cap pulled down covering his face and got an autograph of Eamonn before he released it was McGettigan taking a hand out of him.The days of autographs have now become as faded as the ink they were once scribbled down those signatures with. Now it’s “the selfie” a photographic copy of a memory in time we once enjoyed pictured with a local hero like that the late Manus Kelly was.He took us on amazing journey which ended far too soon, and Saturday, night thanks to his close friends and family and his team we were back in the memories for a memorable night. The first winner of the Donegal Rally Cathal Curley with Beatty Crawford, Plum Tyndall and Rory Kennedy at the Deja Vu presentations to the Donegal Hospice on Saturday Night. Photo Brian McDaid.DD Motoring: Memories of Manus live on at Tribute night was last modified: November 28th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDaidManus Kellytribute nightlast_img read more

Lotto funds 2010 legacy fields

first_img“This is why, when we bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup, we did so on the basis that it leaves a lasting legacy for football in South Africa. 7 April 2009 “We need to strengthen grassroots development by providing quality football fields to accelerate the generation of world-class players at the level of the regions of [the South African Football Association].” The fund, which relies on money generated by the National Lottery, currently has in the region of R2-billion a year to distribute to registered non-profit organisations in the fields of charities, arts, culture and national heritage and sport and recreation. “One of the worst legacy of sport under apartheid is the dearth of football facilities in disadvantaged areas and the complete lack of recognition and support by the apartheid government of the sport,” 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) chief executive officer Danny Jordaan said in a statement this week. National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund spokesman Sershan Naidoo said the fund focused “on areas of greatest need and greatest potential, so that all South Africans can gain from, and contribute to, South Africa’s development.” South Africa’s National Lottery has donated R81-million to a 2010 legacy programme that will build 27 Fifa one-star standard synthetic surface soccer fields in rural and township areas around the country over the next three years. First nine facilities SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The LOC and Safa have identified the first nine sites to host such facilities for the current year, with one site in each province. Synthetic surfaces reduce the cost of upkeep, while it is proposed that each facility will include a clubhouse and office for the local football community.last_img read more

Small boy with big dreams

first_imgA South African recipe and games book for children, written by nine-year-old Josh Thirion, has won a prestigious international cookbook award. (Images: Random House)MEDIA CONTACTS • Kim Taylor  Publicist  +27 21 460 5400RELATED ARTICLES • SAAF: working in war and peace • Getting to know a different SA • Cultural group writes own history • Kirstenbosch celebrated in print Wilma den HartighA South African recipe and games book for children, written by nine-year-old Josh Thirion, has won a prestigious international cookbook award. Cook with Josh is the winner of the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best in the World in the children’s category. These awards are considered the Oscars of the food and wine industry, and Josh’s book was selected from thousands of books worldwide.Through his book, Josh hopes to inspire other children to get into the kitchen and start cooking, and also to encourage future generations of South African MasterChefs. The book contains 48 easy step-by-step recipes, and, using his talent for drawing, Josh has created activities such as colouring-in, mazes, word games, crossword puzzles, spot-the-difference and connect-the-dots.It includes ideas for drinks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and treats, from classic peanut butter smoothies, beef stew and pizza monsters, to old-fashioned favourites such as coconut fudge, malva pudding and rainbow popcorn.Josh’s mom, Lynn Thirion, says he never wrote the book to be published. His only intention was to sell it at the Mzansi Magic Market Day, a national competition to encourage children to develop entrepreneurial skills.The first time he entered the competition, when he was just seven, he made toys from recycled materials, but by the following year the entire family was hooked on MasterChef, a BBC television cookery game show.Thirion says that Josh’s dad noticed his comic strip recipes, and encouraged him to develop the idea for the market day. He made 30 copies of the handmade recipe book to sell on the day, and they were so popular that his business idea won out of more than 400 stalls.It was after this success at the market day that Random House publishers approached the Thirions to take the idea further. “One idea led to the next and I decided to do a cookbook with a difference, an activity cookbook,” Josh says.Inspired by MasterChefHis mom says he comes from a creative family – all the Thirions enjoy painting and she noticed Josh’s artistic talent at an early age. The family has also always enjoyed cooking together, and she thinks this, too, probably made a lasting impression on her son.“His talent for drawing was the first thing we noticed. His interest in cooking only came later,” she says, but adds that he seemed to be interested in making food even when he was very young. “We love to camp and one year on a camping trip he was making his own peanut butter and honey sandwiches,” she says.Cook with Josh combines Josh’s love for drawing and interest in cooking, as well as his trademark comic strip recipes such as orange pudding and dark chocolate and berry flapjacks. “My inspiration for cooking started with MasterChef,” Josh says. “I watch all the programmes. I also enjoy Junior MasterChef; I wish I could cook like those kids.”Thirion says her son has big dreams of becoming a celebrity television chef, and he is already very critical of their cooking. “When we have dinner around the table at home he judges the food like the MasterChef judges, on aspects like taste, texture and appearance.”Since winning the award he’s been on international food networks, but she wants him to enjoy being a child. “My advice to him is to keep his feet on the ground.”last_img read more