The Daily: April 25
Friday, 25 April 2014

The Daily: April 25

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Lily Cox
1950's Dating Tips from Woman's Own
The Lady is no stranger to scouring past issues to bring you etiquette and beauty tips from our archive, but now it seems Woman's Own have scoured there's and uncovered dating tips from the 1950s. The guide entitled, "How to behave in a Restaurant", details do's and don'ts and flags up potentially "embarrassing" situations. The minefields in this era of dating seem far and wide, from table manners to the correct ways of eating. Leaving lipsticks marks on any glass was considered "bad taste", and it was unforgivable to comb you hair or put lipstick and powder on whilst at the table. Fish might be "difficult to manage", Fruit "embarrassing" and the article cautioned, "the rules of correct procedure vary, there are certain foods which are eaten in a manner entirely different from others".

Hats for Heroes
Tina Selby, 51, started the innovative campaign back in 2009 and since sent 13,000 woolly hats to troops deployed overseas. Her efforts have earned her a British Empire Medal, but she says, "I'm proud and humbled to receive the award. It was nice to have the recognition, but I didn't do it for that". Originally planning to send 500 hats, Ms. Selby said that she found she couldn't stop and ended up recruiting other knitters to help her further the campaign. Temperatures have been recorded to drop as low as -20c in Afghanistan inspired the idea, as well as the knowledge that receiving presents from home boosts morale. Ever modest, Ms. Selby says her efforts are a "drop in the ocean" compared to the work of the soldiers.

Robotic Milking Machines for NY Cows
In a depart from traditional, US Farmers have taken to mechanical milking machines in an effort to cut costs. The new technology allows the cows to decide when they would like to be milked and fed, and they line up accordingly. The machines, which are used up to 5 or 6 times a day, takes note of how much milk the cow produces, the food they've eaten and the steps they've taken. The scheme, though not cheap at $250,000, benefits both the animals and the farmers as more milk is extracted than by manual labourer and the farmers no longer have to undergo such early starts!

Village Museum takes on Tate Britain for Art Fund Prize
The Art Fund Prize of £100,000 is battled out every year by six nominees, with the winner to be announced on the 9th July. Head of the Art Fund, Stephen Deucher confessed that 2013 was a "strong year" for the British Museums and galleries and whittling down the nominees was "no easy task". Amongst the finalists is the Museum of Arts and Craft in Ditching, Sussex which celebrates the village's creative history. The £35 million Mary Rose Museum, Tate Britain, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park are all vying for the award. The winner of last year's award was the William Morris Gallery in North London.

The Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand comes to an End
As seems to be the current trend, Prince George stole the show on the last day of the Royal Tour in Australia, even, managing a handshake with one official. The Duchess remained poised at the young prince wriggled and shouted as his parents addressed Tony Abbott and other Australian officials on their departure. A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "The tour of New Zealand and Australia has been an incredible experience for both The Duke and Duchess and the couple really have enjoyed it immensely. We always said this would be an opportunity for the Duke to introduce both countries to the Duchess and Prince George and the couple have been bowled over by the extraordinarily warm welcome shown to them as a family by people everywhere they went."

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