PA Corbett Plummets with Women Voters | Rainer Becker's Sensational Sushi | Hillary Clinton Defemds Huma
A delectable culinary, film vision from NOWNESS. The artfully handcrafted sushi, robata grill dishes and desserts of German chef Rainer Becker’s contemporary Japanese cuisine restaurant Zuma are celebrated in still life photographer Thomas Brown’s stop-frame animation. Based on the award-winning London eatery’s informal Japanese “izakaya” style of dining, in which dishes are continuously and steadily brought to the table throughout the meal, Brown’s short opens with the red laser projections used to precisely set each table and features Head Chef Li Ong’s delicately prepared chow. “He is the ultimate professional,” says Brown of Ong, “incredibly passionate and with expert skills. It was an honor to watch these dishes being crafted––Li made it look effortless.” Becker’s first Zuma restaurant arrived to critical acclaim in Knightsbridge in 2002 after its mastermind had spent six years perfecting his art in Tokyo. “I immersed myself in the whole culinary culture of Japan from street food yakatori to kaiseki. I could identify with the subtlety of flavor, the importance of texture, the rules of the cooking techniques and presentation,” explains Becker. Stylishly decorated with marble pillars, unyielding wooden surfaces and natural stonework by leading Japanese interior designer Nori Muramatsu, and based around an open floor plan and exposed kitchen to evoke an “authentic” Japanese restaurant, Zuma offers 40 different varieties of sake, including Biwa No Choju––exclusively brewed from the waters of Lake Biwa in Japan’s Shiga prefecture. Frequented by numerous celebrities and high-profile guests including Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the culinary destination has expanded over the past decade into Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Miami and Bangkok.
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PA’s Corbett’s Approval Sinks with Women
Is Pennsyvania governor Tom Corbett in trouble with women voters?” We sure hope so!
Corbett joins the list of Republican governors trying to eliminate Planned Parenthood and usher in a host of new rules governoring women’s health care in the state. Corbett famously told PA women to close their eyes, as the state mandated exactly how their head was to be positioned when viewing their unneeded untrasound before having an abortion.
Corbett’s disapproval polling numbers, as reported by Quinnipiac University, have increased from 12 percent in January 2011 to 51 percent in June 2012.
“I think Corbett’s priorities have been a step back for the state, for women, our priorities and our families. That deeply affects women as it does men,” U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who represents parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties told the Philadelphia Daily News.
“I would say he doesn’t have empathy or any understanding of what average women are going through,” said Julia Ramsey, president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Organization for Women, and a friend of Anne’s. “Either he will change his tune in another two years or we need a new governor.”
Related: Planned Parenthood, NARAL to score House abortion vote The Hill
Big Mouths: Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her personal top State Department aide Huma Abedin at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace today. Politico reports:
In answering the question, Clinton tied the Abedin controversy into the struggle of developing nations to respect minority religions.
“Leadership is incredibly important. Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries. And frankly, I don’t see enough of that, and I want to see more of it. I want to see more of it, and we did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics,” Clinton said.
Clinton was referring to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who condemned Bachmann’s letter on the Senate floor.
“These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit. And they need to stop now,” McCain said.
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