Ministry of Crab among Asias 50 Best Restaurants

Curated by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was launched in 2013 and takes in six voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan. The list is voted on by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. Speaking a few words on this momentous occasion, renowned chef-restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa said, “We are honoured to be listed as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the 5th consecutive year. This is only possible because of the dedication and perseverance of my team. This is not only a win for Ministry of Crab but also for our country!” The ‘Ministry of Crab’ has been included among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants at an awards ceremony held in Macau today.Taking Sri Lanka to international heights, Ministry of Crab has once again made its way to ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List for the 5th consecutive year. Sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the award ceremony took place on 26th of March 2019 at the Wynn Palace in Macau, where Ministry of Crab ranked No.35. Alongside the main countdown, several individual award categories were recognized, including individual country awards for which Ministry of Crab received the S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka.Co-owner Mahela Jayawardena stated, “We are proud to be recognized by this prestigious list and we are excited to be able to share the Ministry of Crab experience across the world.” The most anticipated award ceremony in the culinary world is attended by the region’s celebrated chefs, renowned restaurateurs, industry VIPs and international media for a series of events including the #50BestTalks leading up to the gala awards.Sharing his thoughts on the win, co-owner Kumar Sangakkara said, “We are extremely happy that Ministry of Crab has been able to surpass some of the best restaurants in Asia to rank on this reputed list and place Sri Lanka on the global culinary map.” read more

Prince William No more stiff upper lip over mental health

first_imgThe Duke of Cambridge has spoken of how he and wife Catherine want to encourage Prince George and Princess Charlotte to talk about their emotions The three young Royals will join runners at the London Marathon with their Heads Together headbands this weekend “To open up and model that it’s very important to speak about grief helps change and move the dial in our understanding about grieving, because it’s still a taboo.”Dr Fiona Pienaar, from children’s mental health charity Place2Be, said: “Prince Harry’s willingness to talk so intimately about the impact of the loss of his mother 20 years ago, as well as how he has processed his grief, is a gift from the young royal. The three young Royals will join runners at the London Marathon with their Heads Together headbands this weekend “I am sure Diana, who was always brave in the causes she embraced, would have been proud of him.”Julia Samuel, founder patron of Child Bereavement UK and author of Grief Works, who was also a friend to Princess Diana and is godmother to Prince George, said: “I wholeheartedly support the campaign and I’m so grateful for him having the courage to speak out. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Men like Professor Green, Freddie Flintoff and Rio Ferdinand have led the way and made films for Heads Together showing the conversations they have had about pressures on their mental health.“The recent interview by Stormzy about his depression was incredibly powerful and will help young men feel that it’s a sign of strength to talk about and look after your mind as well as your body. The Duke of Cambridge has praised the high-profile public figures now speaking openly about their mental health, as he warns no-one should try to keep a stiff upper lip at the expense of their own wellbeing.The Duke, whose brother Prince Harry has disclosed he has had therapy to help come to terms with their mother’s death, said there has for too long been a “taboo” about speaking about such important issues.Saying the idea that successful, strong people do not suffer their own emotional difficulties is false, he added: “We all do. It’s just few of us speak about it.” “I can assure you this is actually a sign of strength.”The Prince, 32, was roundly praised yesterday after speaking to Bryony Gordon’s new podcast Mad World about the “total chaos” he experienced in his 20s as he struggled to process his mother’s death.Paul Farmer, chief executive of mental health charity Mind, said: “Prince Harry speaking so candidly is a true turning point that shows that as a society we must no longer adopt a ‘stiff upper lip’ attitude and that we need to talk openly about mental health, something that affects us all directly.” Rosa Monckton, charity campaigner and one of Diana, Princess of Wales’ close friends, said: “It is a very courageous act and I hope it will encourage many others to confront their own demons. Brothers Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge, and their father the Prince of Wales  On Monday, the Daily Telegraph published an exclusive interview with Prince Harry in which he spoke candidly about the difficulties he endured after shutting down his emotions after the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.In it, he told how the Duke had tried to help him, telling him: “This is not right, this is not normal, you need to talk about stuff, it’s OK.”In an interview for CALMzine, the charity magazine aimed at tackling mental health in men, the Duke has now said: “Attitudes are changing and this is being helped by high-profile people talking about their experience. “There may be a time and a place for the ‘stiff upper lip’, but not at the expense of your health.”One how best to tackle stressful situations, he added: “Sometimes, emotions have to be put to one side to get the job done, but if you have been through an especially traumatic or stressful situation it is essential to talk it through after the event. Prince Harry and the Telegraph's Bryony Gordon The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of how he and wife Catherine want to encourage Prince George and Princess Charlotte to talk about their emotions Brothers Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge, and their father the Prince of Wales  “If you don’t acknowledge how you feel it will only bottle up, and could reassert itself later as illness.”The interview, released now but conducted before Prince Harry’s podcast was aired, also saw the Duke speak of his hopes for the future after noticing a new generation of emotionally articulate children during his work in schools.“Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings,” he said.Prince Harry also told the magazine: “We will all go through tough times in our lives, but men especially feel the need to pretend that everything is OK, and that admitting this to their friends will make them appear weak. The full interview is published in CALMzine, out now Prince Harry and the Telegraph’s Bryony GordonCredit:Andrew Crowley The full interview is published in CALMzine, out now “Friends and family are vitally important when we experience grief and loss, and we would hope that everyone would have a Prince William in their life to gently keep nudging them towards seeking help; but a professional will have the skills to guide the grieving process so that we may – rather than ever ‘get over’ a loss – begin to ‘grow around’ it, taking our memories of, and connection to, the person we have lost with us through life. “As a charity that supports children and young people’s mental health in schools, we are immensely grateful to Prince Harry for his willingness to share his own experience of the impact of the loss of his mother, and to talk so openly about how he has sought help to process his grief.”last_img read more