first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more


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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares These are tough times for the travel industry, with Thomas Cook and WOW Air both going bust last year, and Flybe only surviving thanks to government intervention.Easy, EasyFTSE 100 carrier easyJet (LSE: EZJ) has a more positive story to tell today, climbing almost 5% after reporting a “strong start to full-year 2020 with continued positive momentum”. The easyJet share price has been climbing strongly for six months now, up a third since I tipped it in July.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Total group revenue for the quarter to 31 December 2019 increased 9.9% to £1.43bn, while passenger revenue rose 9.7% to £1.12bn. Ancillary revenue, the money budget airlines generate from extras such as bags and allocated seating, rose 10.8% to £301m.The £6bn group reported “robust customer demand and low levels of competitor capacity”, which allowed it to upgrade its first-half revenue guidance and ancillary revenue per seat. Cost per seat excluding fuel increased a 4.3% at constant currency, due to factors including better crew pay and French air traffic controller strikes, which drove 813 cancellations in December. EasyJet will still make a first-half headline loss before tax, but this will be lower than 2019’s £275m figure.Jetting offThis was a welcome set of figures, boosted by the failure of rival Thomas Cook, as easyJet snapped up its slots at London Gatwick and launched its own package holidays businesses to plug the gap in the market. While it is too early to say whether its package operation will fly, it appears to be off to a solid start.EasyJet was given further help by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft and Norwegian Airlines backing out of the short-haul market.This is a tough industry to operate in, as so many key factors are beyond management control, such as fuel prices, French unions, drone disruption, terror attacks, and the overall direction of the global economy.Climate change is a growing worry and easyJet has responded by offsetting all carbon emissions from flight fuel since November. It is also working to reduce its carbon footprint in the short-term, with hybrid and electric planes one potential solution. However, this remains a long-term threat to the health of the aviation industry.It needs to keep costs downA further increase in the airline’s costs would also worry investors, and management will want to keep an eye on that as it focuses on cost-cutting initiatives such as its Operational Resilience programme.Despite those issues, the easyJet share price trades at 14.8 times earnings, making it a bargain compared to the FTSE 100 average of 18.33 times. Its yield of 3.3% is below the index average of 4.34%, but this remains an attractive income stock with the payout covered twice by earnings.After five bumpy years, earnings look to be on a solid flightpath, with City analysts forecasting 12% growth in the year to 30 September 2020, and 14% the year after.The airline industry has been enjoying an upgrade. I’d invest £500 in easyJet for further growth and income.center_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’d invest £500 in this fast-rising FTSE 100 stock in 2020 See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more


first_imgphotographs:  Luis DíazPhotographs:  Luis DíazSave this picture!© Luis DíazText description provided by the architects. The plot on which this new building is sited runs along a clear steeply sloping north-south axis. Its orientation and contour ensure that it receives plenty of sunlight and enjoys excellent views. Most of the buildings in the village are detached houses, with those from an earlier period showing clear signs of decay and abandonment: they were built in a style that corresponded to a rural way of life and their construction was conditioned and determined by the resources that could be obtained from farming the land, all this nowadays in full retreat in the face of more urban systems, economies and lifestyles.Save this picture!© Luis DíazThe principal volume of the house follows the dominant lengthways direction on the plot (north-south), thereby liberating the maximum amount of space and opening the interior views from the site to the south and west, whilst at the same time filtering and moderating its permeability on the eastern side, which has a more urban façade designed to help to improve the environmental quality of the present street and defend the privacy of life inside the plot with regard to the existing buildings, which are sited on a higher level.Save this picture!ElevationThe house is set back from the edges of the plot, with a landscaped area between it and the road that helps to formalise the entrance area, thereby providing a continuous solution to the transition between public and private space with no need for a perimeter wall, fence or hedge along the whole of this side. Inside, the house is organised into two basic areas: The first consists of spaces of a public nature and destined for service porpuses. Located and the north end, open to the west and coinciding with the highest level of the terrain, it is linked with road access for vehicles. It contains the garage area, the multi-porpuse shed and storeroom and the service entrance of the kitchen.Save this picture!© Luis DíazThe second, more private in nature, is located on a lower level and is open to the south and west, therefore receiving more sun and being oriented towards the best views it is protected by the volume of the house, which acts as a retaining element and has made it possible to correct the original contour of the plot with no extra expense. The bedrooms also give on to this side, with the garden and swimming pool located a bit lower down. The organisation of the house as a dwelling place follows the main north-south axis of the plot, and is stepped on two levels as a result of the natural slope of the ground.A transverse element finishes off the volume on the south side, shaping the two main external areas and minimising the need for earth moving.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWhere Automobiles & Architecture MeetArchitecture NewsWinners of the World Habitat Awards AnnouncedArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•A Coruña, Spain Vivienda en Playa Espiñeiro / Epb42 2005 Photographs Architects: Epb42 Area Area of this architecture project Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444191/vivienda-en-playa-espineiro-epb42 Clipboard “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/444191/vivienda-en-playa-espineiro-epb42 Clipboard Year:  Vivienda en Playa Espiñeiro / Epb42Save this projectSaveVivienda en Playa Espiñeiro / Epb42 2005 Year:  Save this picture!© Luis Díaz+ 20 Share Houses ArchDaily Area:  419 m² Area:  419 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEpb42OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesA CoruñaHousesSpainPublished on November 03, 2013Cite: “Vivienda en Playa Espiñeiro / Epb42” 03 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter A recent study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says cattle raised for beef production play a key role in maintaining a sustainable food system. Meat industry publication, Meatingplace, reports that the research essentially counters claims that beef production consumes too much human-edible feed, finding that cattle are net contributors to the global protein supply, and concludes that “modest yield improvements” can reduce further land expansion for feed production. The research shows that 86 percent of the feed cattle consume is grasses grown on marginal lands, not edible to humans.The study says, “Livestock play, and will continue to play, a critical role in adding value to these residual products, a large share of which could otherwise be an environmental burden.”Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 20, 2017Next articleNAFTA Negotiations on a Fast Track, But to Where? NAFB News Service Beef Cattle Contribute to Sustainable Food System SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Beef Cattle Contribute to Sustainable Food System By NAFB News Service – Sep 19, 2017 last_img read more


first_imgReddIt Linkedin Twitter Cristian Migliaresehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-migliarese/ TCU students on fall break mission trip in Denver, Colorado. Oct. 9-132015 Linkedin + posts ReddIt printOver the fall break weekend, 33 TCU students piled into three vans and one truck and headed west for a mission sprinkled with evangelism and adventure.These students, along with 12 leaders from Christ Chapel Bible Church, drove 13 hours to Denver, Colorado and packed in mission work, evangelism and a retreat all into a five day trip.“I wanted this trip to have a twofold purpose. I wanted it to have a missional aspect to it where we go serve in the city,” said Josh Storie, an associate minister at Christ Chapel Bible Church who planned the trip.“But I also wanted it to be worshipful. I wanted to provide some time for students to rest and recharge in the middle of a crazy semester,” Storie said.As part of their service mission, they worked with different ministries and nonprofit organizations like Hope for our City, which offers public housing to refugees from many African countries.“One of the ways they like to bring the refugees from different African countries together is through planting and gardening, so we helped with their gardens since it’s coming up to fall. We dug up and turned over all the soil,” Parker Abercrombie, a senior mechanical engineering major, said.“For me, we didn’t get to talk or interact with refugees but it was cool. We did behind the scenes work,” Abercrombie said.“I met a lady, Judy, and she had more joy in her situation than anyone I have seen, so it was really inspiring,” Abercrombie said. “Her joy of just being able to smile and be so excited about one of life’s simplest tasks like gardening. She encompasses the trip as a whole.”Another destination they visited was Washington Park, which is known for encouraging sports activities and community involvement.“We went to Wash Park to play games and start conversations with people and talk about Jesus,” said Hailee White, a senior nutrition major. “It was really cool and exciting to hear about other people’s lives.”TCU students embarked on fall break mission trip to Denver, Colorado. Oct. 9-13, 2015 Cristian Migliaresehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-migliarese/ Cristian Migliarese Cristian Migliaresehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-migliarese/ TCU students participate in LEAPS day of service TCU’s Interfraternity Council continues Movember campaign with 6K Recovery Runcenter_img Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The trip was also interwoven with adventures of hiking and camaraderie.“I really enjoyed this trip because it was like a retreat. It involved mission work but we also got to go hiking and explore the city,” said White. “It was refreshing to be somewhere near nature!”“It was really cool to meet people. It was awesome for me since I’m a freshman,” first-year biology major Cassidy Shabay said. “I just felt like the Lord was calling me on this trip and I could really make something of my fall break.”Abercrombie said the experience was as fun as it was rewarding.“It was a pretty legendary trip. It was one of my favorite times,” said Abercrombie. Journey of Hope 2017 holds special meaning for TCU Pi Kappa Phi members Previous articleLibrary opening brings in new technologyNext articleEarly voting begins for Tarrant County Cristian Migliarese RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I am a Communications major and a Journalism minor. I am a reporter for TCU 360 and I am working on the Greeks beat Facebook Cristian Migliaresehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/cristian-migliarese/ Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Tri Delta students join alumnae to benefit Cook Children’s TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more


first_img GermanyEgyptEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists GermanyEgyptEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists “It’s outrageous that the long arm of El-Sisi’s brutal regime could even possibly be threatening Egyptian journalists in German exile,” said Christian Mihr, the director of RSF’s German section.  “The German government must now make sure that data of Egyptian journalists obtained by the suspect has not been used to silence critics back in Egypt. Once more this shows that El-Sisi is an enemy of press freedom and cannot be a partner for the German government.” According to a government spokesman quote by the daily Bild, the man worked in the press office visitor service. As part of his duties, he would have had access to information about Egyptian journalists living in self-imposed exile in Germany who are accredited with the press office. July 10, 2020 Egyptian spy discovered in Angela Merkel’s press office Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia The German authorities are investigating a suspected Egyptian spy who was working in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s press office and had access to information about Egyptian exile journalists. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to make sure this information was not used to silence President El-Sisi’s critics in Egypt. News June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation According to a German interior ministry report published yesterday, a federal press office employee was found to have been working for Egyptian intelligence for years. The investigation into this employee began last December, the authorities said. Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk, added: “We have already known for years that the Egyptian authorities flout the confidentiality of journalists’ sources by spying on their communications. The fact that, through agents abroad, they can use information about exile journalists just reinforces the climate of terror in which they work.” News to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img October 9, 2020 Find out more “The libel has not been proven and the judge was clearly in league with those suing the journalist, who has been a target of the authorities for a long time,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Tonet seems to be paying the price for being independent and his trial is a warning and threat to the entire media. Normally, the sentence, passed on 10 October by the Luanda provincial court, should have been suspended as soon as the appeal was lodged.” It said journalists covering the trial had also been threatened and prevented from working freely. Tonet was sued for a 2008 article in his newspaper, the independent Folha 8, accusing three army generals and the head of the customs service of embezzlement, corruption and abusing their authority.His lawyer, David Mendes, pointed out that a fine for murder was only around 200,000 or at most 700,000 kwanzas. Yet Tonet had been fined far more, even though the facts of the article had been proved.”Where are we going to find 10 million kwanzas?” said Tonet. “I prefer to go to jail.” AngolaAfrica Follow the news on Angola February 17, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter Reporters Without Borders today condemned the “illogical” conviction of newspaper editor William Tonet for libel and an order for him to pay a 10 million kwanzas (€77,000) fine within five days or go to prison for a year. The supreme court will not agree to hear his appeal unless he first pays the fine. Receive email alerts AngolaAfrica Organisation October 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Convicted journalist faces year in prison for libelcenter_img Associcao Justica Paz Democracia, an official African Union human rights observer body in Angola, has launched a campaign to raise the money.Picture : William Tonet News October 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News to go further Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest News Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration Newslast_img read more


first_imgFacebook TAGSCllr Pat FitzgeraldCllr Rose BrennanKildimoLimerick County CouncilMusic Limerick LIMERICK county councillors have expressed grave concern over the condition of Kildimo Cemetery in the wake of severe weather conditions.Speaking at this month’s Adare Electoral Committee meeting at County Hall, Cllr Pat Fitzgerald (Ind) described the “havoc” created by storms and rainfall of biblical proportions in the last number of weeks at the County Limerick graveyard.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding in the cemetery and adjoining fields over recent months, with some graves under water for weeks. The graveyard then suffered further damage when trees collapsed on the burial ground during Storm Darwin last month.Cllr Fitzgerald has called for immediate action from Limerick County Council to alleviate the flooding.“The cemetery has caused serious problems for the people of Kildimo and something needs to be done. The local community and the owner of the the field next to the graveyard have expressed a willingness to help,” said Cllr Fitzgerald.“The recent storms and flooding have created havoc and people are very upset,”  he added.Cllr Fitzgerald has now called for a meeting between the local community and the Council to address the issues.Cllr Rose Brennan (FG) reiterated Cllr Fitzgerald’s comments saying, “I’ve seen the devastation with my own eyes.”Area engineer Finbarr Keyes told councillors that it was important not to overreact.“The graveyard has not flooded in the past. Met Eireann have told us that this was the wettest winter on record,” said Mr Keyes.He went on to tell councillors that a meeting could be set up between the Council and a delegation from the local community and that fallen trees at the graveyard would be removed within the next week. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday NewsLocal NewsGrave concern over Kildimo cemeteryBy Alan Jacques – March 13, 2014 962 Print WhatsApp #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Email Previous articleRed Ribbon recognised for HIV activism roleNext article#Pics #Video Preview of Fuerza Bruta Rehearsals Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more


first_img Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Hawking leaves behind the question of a lifetimeNext articleFirst Artisan Art Walk to showcase area’s hidden talent admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Summer Spaghetti SaladTexas Fried ChickenCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay UTPB Stonehenge file photo Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration By admin – March 23, 2018 Twitter Facebook Inuksuk, Inunnguaq, Inuksuit information:Inuksuit by John Luther AdamsMusicians from around the Permian Basin will join forces for Inuksuit, an outdoor performance 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stonehenge replica at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. People will start gathering at noon.Tyson Voigt, an adjunct faculty member at Odessa College, who also teaches private lessons and with local high and middle school bands, organized the event. Inuksuit is from the Inuit, the indigenous people of the Arctic Circle. It’s what they call the stone towers that serve as gathering places and ways to navigate.Voigt said there would be about 16 musicians performing at the replica. The welding department at Odessa College made some instruments that people can check out and there will be food trucks on hand.John Luther Adams composed Inuksuit. Voigt said he has performed the hour and 15 minute piece twice before in Waco and in Miami. He said he would have signs explaining what is going on.“It’s not meant to be a formal concert setting,” Voigt said.He added that people are free to move around.“It’s a really beautiful experience. It starts with breath and wind sounds and goes into drums and cymbals and becomes a cacophony of sound. Then it winds back down into wind sounds,” Voigt said.“It sort of it takes a lot of individual preparation. The instructions are very extensive. … We play simultaneously, but not together. … We’re more creating a soundscape; a sound environment,” he added.Jennifer Voigt, Tyson’s wife, is an associate professor of voice at Odessa College, but she won’t be singing Saturday. She noted that some of the musicians participating play trumpet, trombone and harp, but they’ll be trying out percussion.“I think it’s a really good opportunity to get people outside doing something,” Jennifer Voigt said.She added that it will enable families to do something outside together and experience live performance.Matt Richards, a percussionist with the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale who teaches in Ector and Midland County ISD, said he has played the piece once before several years ago at the Ojai Music Festival.Richards said it’s a piece that’s so immense you can come back to it multiple times and find something new. It will represent a departure from playing with the symphony because it’s so freewheeling.“I’m extremely excited (about the performance), especially that it’s happening way out here in the West Texas desert,” Richards said.Tyson Voigt said he and his wife hope to host more events like this in the future. Facebook Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s center_img Twitter Pinterest Home Local News Entertainment ‘Inuksuit’ performance set at Stonehenge at UTPB Local NewsEntertainment ‘Inuksuit’ performance set at Stonehenge at UTPB Pinterest Midessa Music Fest is in July WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgLe Petit Blanc71-2 Walton StreetWhen hunting for a French dish, it is all too easy to dive on to Little Clarendon Street and settle for Pierre Victoire or worse, Café Rouge. However, I urge all escargots enthusiasts to make the extra effort and trek up Walton Street to Le Petit Blanc. Whether you are looking for a fixed price menu at £13.50, for a two course meal or a full on gastronomic delight, this little place is sure to satisfy all appetites. Le Petit Blanc has the reassuring name of top chef Raymond Blanc behind the frying pan. Consequently every dish on the menu is thoughtfully unique and a welcome relief from the usual choices presented by these inferior restaurants. Although not overly extensive, especially for vegetarians, the menu offers a pleasant range of starters, mains and desserts including ceps ravioli, escargot soup, perfect steak a la minute, and for all those chocoholics out there, the most delectable chocolate fondant, literally oozing with warm chocolate and melted in the mouth. And let us not forget about the finer things in life. The staff were particularly obliging when it came to the crucial decision of finding the most complementing wines. The suggested white was a dream, the red equally sublime, but the exquisitely soft, peach coloured rose was the crowning glory. One would be hard pushed to find anything on the menu that this gem of a wine did not suit. The separate bar, also the designated smoking area, provides an agreeable place in which to lounge while waiting for a table, or indeed just sipping on a smooth G & T. Although the student wallet dictates that Le Petit Blan is not a regular place to dine, when you are fed up with Oxford’s run-ofthe- mill restaurants and your taste buds need a wake up call, this might be the perfect spot. Go with a couple of good mates and simply savour the moment before being jolted back to reality with college gruel.Le Petit Blanc71-2 Walton StreetWhen hunting for a French dish, it is all too easy to dive on to Little Clarendon Street and settle for Pierre Victoire or worse, Café Rouge. However, I urge all escargots enthusiasts to make the extra effort and trek up Walton Street to Le Petit Blanc. Whether you are looking for a fixed price menu at £13.50, for a two course meal or a full on gastronomic delight, this little place is sure to satisfy all appetites. Le Petit Blanc has the reassuring name of top chef Raymond Blanc behind the frying pan. Consequently every dish on the menu is thoughtfully unique and a welcome relief from the usual choices presented by these inferior restaurants. Although not overly extensive, especially for vegetarians, the menu offers a pleasant range of starters, mains and desserts including ceps ravioli, escargot soup, perfect steak a la minute, and for all those chocoholics out there, the most delectable chocolate fondant, literally oozing with warm chocolate and melted in the mouth. And let us not forget about the finer things in life. The staff were particularly obliging when it came to the crucial decision of finding the most complementing wines. The suggested white was a dream, the red equally sublime, but the exquisitely soft, peach coloured rose was the crowning glory. One would be hard pushed to find anything on the menu that this gem of a wine did not suit. The separate bar, also the designated smoking area, provides an agreable place in which to lounge while waiting for a table, or indeed just sipping on a smooth G & T. Although the student wallet dictates that Le Petit Blan is not a regular place to dine, when you are fed up with Oxford’s run-ofthe- mill restaurants and your taste buds need a wake up call, this might be the perfect spot. Go with a couple of good mates and simply savour the moment before being jolted back to reality with college gruel. ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more