India dominate Sri Lanka in their own den: 5 takeaways from a successful tour

first_imgIndia achieved a double whitewash in Sri Lanka as captain Virat Kohli’s men beat the Islanders 3-0 in the three-match Test series and won the 5-match ODI series 5-0 over the last one month.India’s Test domination continued and the Men in Blue achieved a historic overseas whitewash thrashing Sri Lanka at their home. In the ODI format as well, Virat Kohli and co came out all guns blazing and managed to whitewash Sri Lanka.While it is true that Sri Lanka are a weak side and are undergoing transition, it requires strength, form and exceptional ability to beat any team at their home.Prime examples have been Australia’s loss to Bangladesh in Dhaka and West Indies eking out a victory against a far superior England in their backyard.India have played some really good cricket over the last month, notching up victories from tricky situations as well.As India gear up for the lone T20 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, here are the takeaways for Indian cricket from their Sri Lanka tour.FITNESSReuters PhotoWhen Yuvraj Singh was not picked in the ODI team for Sri Lanka, chief selector MSK Prasad made it clear that fitness was a prime criteria for selection in the Indian team. The reason was for all to see during the five ODIs.In the energy-sapping humid conditions in Sri Lanka, it was the fitness in Team India that took them through. From batting through the humidity to the bowlers pulling off long spells and the fielding remaining tight, all of it required each man to be fit.advertisementDuring the fifth and final ODI, Virat Kohli, one of the fittest members of the Indian team, was seen sweating heavily while batting and still managed to put up 110 runs on the board.If there one thing that the Indian setup can be proud of stressing on, it is the requirement of fitness.BOWLING ARMOURYReuters PhotoIndia went into the ODI series without their premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja and yet Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav stepped up and there was no void felt.While Ashwin remains one of the best in India, wrist spinners Kuldeep and Chahal have made their presence felt. They curtailed runs, picked wickets and built immense pressure during the middle overs.Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s go-to limited-overs bowler since the past year or so and Bhuvneshwar Kumar choked Sri Lanka with his lines like he always does.Like Kohli even said after the series, “It’s going to be a challenge among all the bowlers and the spinners that are going to be in the part of the bigger group to make it to the 2019 World Cup.”DHONI RESURRECTIONReuters PhotoAhead of the series, there were big question marks on whether Dhoni is still relevant to Team India and if at all he can continue to take a spot in the Indian line-up that is preparing for the 2019 World Cup.Dhoni shunned all that criticism in his trademark style, by just performing on the field.Be it the anchor innings with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma in the 2nd and 3rd ODI respectively or the DRS mastery in the fourth ODI, Dhoni showed why India still needs him.MANISH PANDEYReuters PhotoManish Pandey has not got too many chances to seal his spot in the Indian team but whenever an opportunity has struck his door, he hasn’t let it slip.After India wrapped up the series win in the first three ODIs, he got into the team as a part of the experimentation and he proved his mettel.With two important innings of 50 and 36 in the middle order, Manish Pandey has shown why he can be a pure asset and can accelerate and deaccelerate his innings at will.With his performance in the only two chances he got, India know they have a solid player to fall back to.SOLID OPENING PARTNERSHIPReuters PhotoEver since Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma struck the cord in the 2013 Champions Trophy, they have been India’s favourite opening pair. They are the perfect blend!Yet they went through a bad patch with both Dhawan and Rohit struggling with form. But this series and the Champions Trophy have given India their opening partnership back.While Dhawan has been in a scintillating form since the Champions Trophy, Rohit Sharma has also been a solid limited-overs opener for India since June.With India preparing for the World Cup and today’s cricket in dire need of a quick start to batting innings, Dhawan and Rohit’s combination can ring a positive bell for India.advertisementlast_img read more

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Pentagon sends nearly 4000 troops to the Southwest border

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter AP Pentagon sends nearly 4,000 troops to the Southwest border February 3, 2019 AP, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Sunday it will send 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to put up another 150 miles of concertina wire and provide other support for Customs and Border Protection.The additions will bring the total number of active-duty troops on the border to 4,350.The announcement is in line with what Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan had said on Tuesday when he provided estimates for the next phase of a military mission that has grown in size and length. Critics have derided it as a political ploy by the White House as President Donald Trump seeks billions to build a border wall.Shanahan said on Tuesday that several thousand more troops would be sent mainly to install additional wire barriers and provide a large new system of mobile surveillance and monitoring of the border area. Sunday’s announcement said the mobile surveillance mission would last through Sept. 30.Members of Congress have question whether the border mission is distracting troops from their main work of fighting extremists abroad and training for combat. The first active-duty troops were sent to the border on about Oct. 30 for a mission that was to end Dec. 15. It has since been extended twice.“What impact does it have to readiness to send several thousand troops down to the Southern border? It interrupts their training. It interrupts their dwell time,” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said at a hearing on Tuesday.Vice Adm. Mike Gilday, the director of operations for the Joint Staff, told the panel that he does not believe military readiness has been significantly affected. He said some units have missed training opportunities because of the deployment and others have seen less time at home between deployments than the military likes to provide.But he said there is an effort to rotate service members in and out of the mission every six to eight weeks in order to minimize any impact. Posted: February 3, 2019last_img read more

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Preparing for Change 25 Years Too Late

first_imgNEW YORK—At the Bryant Park Hotel last night, a discussion sponsored by Bluewolf, a technology consulting company (with the generic sounding title “Future of Media: Preparing for Change”) kicked off with a video clip from 1981 about the San Francisco Examiner’s first experiments putting print content online.It’s a bit disconcerting that a few of the same major issues that media companies were grappling with in 1981—like paid content models and the Web putting print employees out of jobs—are plaguing the industry today. During a Q&A session—with media executives from Google to the Buffalo News weighing in—keynoter Clay Shirkey, technologist, professor of interactive telecommunications at New York University and “the provocative voice of all things Internet,” said this: “Media companies keep talking about paid content, and as a result are really just restating the problem.”Shirky believes that the next step in the publishing model is paid content through online subscriptions, something which, he says, has been “unexplored.” He cited magazines like Cook’s Illustrated and Consumer Reports as examples of this success. “The model is easy enough that anyone can implement it by next Thursday…but in order to get readers to pay for online subscriptions, you have to offer something on their behalf, like no advertising.”last_img read more

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Men in Black International will be forgotten in a flash

first_imgOriginally published June 12.  Now playing: Watch this: See the Men in Black alien terrorize unsuspecting shoppers Summer movie preview: Aladdin, Spider-Man, Tarantino and more Tags Here come the Men in Black, who won’t let you remember this forgettable spinoff. Giles Keyte/Sony Pictures After seeing Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth pop off the screen in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame, the prospect of them pairing up again to protect Earth from the scum of the universe was exciting. Unfortunately, the new Men in Black spinoff from Fate of the Furious and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray doesn’t live up to its potential due to shallow characters and a weak script.Men in Black: International opened Thursday, June 13 in Australia and opens in the US and UK on Friday, June 14. Things kick off promisingly enough, with alien policing MiB Agents H (Hemsworth) and High T (Liam Neeson) engaging in an energetic mission on the Eiffel Tower, and Neeson bringing his usual growling gravitas. This opening scene ends on a cliff-hanger, setting up an element of uncertainty around these two.We jump several years into the future and are reintroduced to the MiB’s supersecret world via Thompson’s Molly, who seeks out the organization after encountering an alien as a kid. men-in-black-international-6This sci-fi adventure features the series’ usual array of aliens. Giles Keyte/Sony Pictures She essentially fills the same role Will Smith did in the fondly remembered 1997 original, quickly getting recruited as Agent M. There’s plenty of spark in her conversation with Emma Thompson’s O, but that doesn’t continue when she’s partnered with the roguish H at the agency’s London office.From here, we’re introduced to the shape-shifting alien bad guys. played by French dance duo Les Twins. Their physical contortions make them visually striking, but they don’t have much depth and remain absent for too long to feel like a real threat. They’re also outclassed in the villainy stakes by many-armed alien arms dealer Riza, played with charisma by an underused Rebecca Ferguson. Her battle with M is one of the movie’s best action scenes, and her design is a highlight in a movie full of cool-looking aliens. Unfortunately, the 115-minute flick is hampered by a listless script from Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. The jokes come thick and fast, but aside from a few good lines most of them fall flat (surprising given the cast’s general comedic talent). 21 Photos This weak humor makes it even harder to get emotionally invested in the characters, whose inner lives remain unclear for much of the adventure — we get hints of High T’s history with H, but the movie waits too long to capitalize on this. Similarly, a conversation between H, M and minuscule alien Pawney (Kumail Nanjiani) about halfway through gives us a sense of what’s motivating them, but you’ll be past caring at that stage.At least the globetrotting element sees us whisked to locations as diverse as Marrakech and Naples, so there’s plenty of variety in action sequences, and the series’ signature gadgetry adds to the visual distinctiveness — this movie is at its best when it leans into the CGI sci-fi silliness, and the climactic battle looks great.Men in Black: International is slick and has plenty of swagger, but its self-confidence feels unearned. Moviegoers will soon forget their encounter with this middle-of-the-road spinoff.center_img TV and Movies Culture 1:49 Share your voice Comments 6 Movie reviews Sonylast_img read more

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Alan Turing beats Stephen Hawking Ada Lovelace for spot on UK £50

first_imgBank of England governor Mark Carney reveals the new £50 note, featuring Alan Turing. Getty Images Alan Turing, the UK mathematician whose work paved the way for modern computing and helped break the Nazis’ Enigma Code during World War II, will grace the Bank of England’s new £50 note. Bank of England governor Mark Carney revealed the note, which should go into circulation by the end of 2021, at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester on Monday.”As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing’s contributions were far ranging and path breaking,” Carney said. “Turing is a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.”His main claim to fame came from his codebreaking work at Bletchley Park, which was brought to the silver screen in 2014’s The Imitation Game. (He was played by Benedict Cumberbatch.) 3 Alan Turing 14 Photos 4:44 Comments Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice See Alan Turing’s lost notes, found in the walls of Bletchley Park 70 years later Culture Sci-Tech Tags This is how the Nazi Enigma machine works However, Turing played a major role in developing early computers at the National Physical Laboratory and the University of Manchester. He also questioned whether or not machines could think, kicking off the notion of what we now call AI. Despite this work, he was persecuted for being homosexual and died in 1954 at the age of 41 after eating an apple laced with cyanide. He was pardoned by the Queen in 2014, and legislation pardoning men convicted of now-abolished same-sex criminal offenses was named “Turing’s Law” in his honor.For the spot on the £50 note, Turing was up against Stephen Hawking (who was previously the favorite), Mary Anning, Paul Dirac, Rosalind Franklin, William Herschel and Caroline Herschel, Dorothy Hodgkin, Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, James Clerk Maxwell, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Sanger.In 2012, Google celebrated Turing’s 100th birthday with a terribly clever Doodle.First published at 5:33 a.m. PT.Updated at 6:28 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.last_img read more

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iPad Tablet PointofSale Systems Gain Popularity

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 31, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Version 3.0 of the cash register is the iPad.First, merchants had that heavy metal piece of equipment that made a “ca-ching” noise when you opened the cash drawer sitting in their shops. Then, many business owners used an automatic point-of-sale computer, which can be bulky and costs approximately $20,000. Now, more entrepreneurs are opting to have their cash register, inventory tracking and customer records all run through an iPad or other mobile touch-screen tablet. An iPad looks modern and sleek, the device’s mobility gives a merchant greater flexibility in serving customers, and the cash-register software available for a tablet costs considerably less.Over the next three to five years, many of the existing larger and pricier point-of-sale systems will be replaced with iPads, says Dave Kaminsky, an emerging technology analyst with Mercator Advisory Group, a payments-industry advisory firm headquartered in Maynard, Mass. It’s impossible to predict when a total conversion of the market would occur, he says. In the same way that some customers continue to write checks in an age of online banking, some merchants will continue to use the older point-of-sale systems out of habit, he says.Related: The Benefits of Cloud-Based Point-of-Sale SystemsFor Shannon Seip, transitioning from a more traditional point-of-sale system to an iPad-based system was a cost-saving no-brainer. The set-up costs for an iPad-based point of sale system for her healthy, kid-friendly café were $10,000 less than it would have been with a traditional point-of-sale system. “For a small company like us where $10,000 makes a huge difference, that was a key differentiator,” says Seip, who recently moved her shop, Bean Sprouts Café & Cooking School, from Madison, Wis., to Seattle. “That might mean an extra oven that we might need, right there.”When Bean Sprouts was in Madison, the café operated with a traditional point-of-sale system called Aloha, made by Duluth, Ga.-based multinational corporation NCR. Now, Bean Sprouts uses an iPad-based point-of-sale system offered by Ontario, Canada-based Aireus. To get set up with Aireus cost Seip $3,750 plus the cost of two iPads and printers. She selected Aireus for its relatively affordable startup and maintenance costs, its compatibility with other financial software that Bean Sprouts uses and the customer service, among other reasons.A range of iPad-based point-of-sale systems are on the market now. As more tech companies look to enter the point-of-sale market, some seemingly unlikely competitors are angling for the same turf. For example, Chicago-based Groupon, known for running daily deals on local services and products, and San-Francisco-based Square, known for giving merchants a way to accept credit cards from their iPhones, both now offer point-of-sale systems tailored to specific segments of the restaurant industry.Related: 4 Tools for Turning an iPad into a Retail WorkhorseGroupon’s restaurant software, called Breadcrumb Pro starts at $99 a month, was released in October 2012 and is tailored to more full-service restaurant set-ups. Square’s free software, Square Register, launched in March 2012, and last month was updated with new functions for the smaller, quick-serve restaurateur. While Groupon’s Breadcrumb Pro monthly software costs starting at $99 a month are higher than Square’s free software, Square’s swipe fee of 2.75 percent of a charge is higher than Groupon’s 1.85 percent of a charge plus a 15-cent transaction fee for any charge above approximately $17.Point-of-sale system companies known for their larger and more powerful $20,000 systems, such as NCR, also have moved to provide iPad point-of-sale solutions. NCR’s iPad-based point-of-sale solution, called NCR Silver, launched last summer. NCR’s software is free, its swipe-fee charge at 1.99 percent is between that of Groupon and Square, and NCR requires merchants to pay an equipment-lease fee, starting at $29 each month. The 128-year-old company is confident that merchants will end up picking NCR’s longstanding expertise over the newer entrants to the market.“When [merchants] do their research, even if it was marketing dollars from a Groupon or a Square that might have gotten them to start that research process, quite often that research process lands them with NCR,” says Christian Nahas, leader of the NCR Silver team. “They are attracted to our stability, they are attracted to our history, they are attracted to our robustness, they are attracted to, ‘This is what we do.’ We are not a deal company that also has a point of sale or a payment company that also has a point of sale.”What’s more, offerings from Groupon and Square don’t currently have the ability to serve the more sophisticated point-of-sale needs of larger enterprise chains, says Sucharita Mulpuru, retail analyst with industry advisory firm Forrester Research. “I am sure that everyone wants to position themselves as more,” Mulpuru says of the point-of-sale tablet options flooding the market. Groupon and Square may be best for the kinds of merchants that were previously cash merchants that are looking to now accept credit cards because of their low set-up costs and ease of adoption, she says. And because it is so expensive and time consuming for a larger retail operation to replace its point-of-sale system, new point-of-sale offerings will have a better opportunity with smaller retailers that either don’t have an existing system or for whom transition costs aren’t prohibitive, says Mulpuru.NCR Silver point-of-sale system being used.Image credit: NCRAmong smaller retailers, the major players like NCR have the advantage of name recognition in the point-of-sale industry, but whether they continue to dominate will depend on their ability to innovate ahead of the more nimble point-of-sale system startups, says Kaminsky. So far, the biggest players have been keeping up and making necessary changes and updates to their systems, he says.As Chicago-based Groupon tells it, moving into the point-of-sale business is a natural evolution from its daily-deal model. The daily-deals model is “super clunky today. Daily-deals is goofy, in terms of where it is going to be,” says Jeff Holden, senior vice president of product at Groupon. Looking ahead five to seven years, Groupon wants to be the engine that connects consumer demand with local merchant supply constantly and in real time.To do that, Groupon wants to become the point-of-sale system for merchants that run deals on its platform. Groupon expects to be able to constantly monitor for peaks and valleys in local small-business revenues and coordinate deals to automatically be sent to its 41 million active users to drive traffic to a shop when a business owner needs it, explains Holden. “Local commerce is super inefficient, is super broken. What local businesses have to do to be successful is crazy,” Holden says. In the still-burgeoning iPad-as-point-of-sale market, Groupon’s ability to monitor the peaks and valleys in a business’s traffic and drive customers to a local business at peak moments gives the daily-deal company a “significant benefit,” says Kaminsky.Related: Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale SystemSquare also says that its move into the point-of-sale market was organic. The logical extension of providing merchants a way to process credit cards is offering a way to manage and track those payments. “We expect Square Register to be the default way any brick-and-mortar merchant manages and runs their business. That means building features and functionality that make commerce easy for merchants of all kinds from restaurants, to boutique retailers to mobile sellers,” says Aaron Zamost, spokesman for Square. The option of a flat monthly fee combined with Square’s speed and agility in adding new features to its software make the company an attractive option for even some larger merchants, says Kaminsky.As an entrepreneur, choosing a point-of-sale system for your business can seem overwhelming. New options and enticing sign-up offers are available regularly. For example, earlier this month, PayPal offered to waive transaction fees for the remainder of the year if a business replaces its cash register with an iPad operating PayPal’s free mobile-payment technology, called PayPal Here.Business owners often choose an interface and financial dashboard that feels most comfortable, says Kaminsky. “A lot of times, they are going to say: These are all basically the same, they are providing the same service, the differences they have don’t make a difference to me. And at that point, it is going to come down to, once again, that trust, whose name do you feel most comfortable going with,” he says.Related: The 4 Essential Elements InventoryWhile the tablet-based point-of-sale systems are gaining in popularity, they aren’t for everyone. Jerry Nevins and three buddies launched an artful frozen-drink lounge Snow & Co. in Kansas City, Mo., in November 2011 with Ambur’s iPad point-of-sale system, for which they paid $2,500. But by October 2012, after much deliberating over the cost, Nevins and his three other co-founders bought a $20,000 point-of-sale system from Micros. Along with the more traditional point-of-sale system, Nevins ordered hand-held mobile devices which waiters carry with them to tables to take orders from customers.A server at Snow & Co. using a Micros handheld, mobile device to take an order.Image credit: Snow & Co.As Snow & Co. grew, Nevins wanted to be able to more carefully understand his customer behavior. “I could get a sales report by ticket and by customer, and I could get a sales report by item, but those things didn’t tie together, so I couldn’t see what my customers were buying most often together,” says Nevins. “If I wanted to get my hourly sales, I could run it out by hour, but I couldn’t get a report that would show me my sales by hour automatically.” With the more costly system from Micros, Nevins can generate these reports that he didn’t have access to with Ambur’s iPad system.The team at Ambur is aware of the restrictions on its software reporting system, and it is working on increasing the reporting functions it can provide, says Jeff Su, the director of operations. When more robust software becomes available, customers will be able to access it for free, Su says. He was unable to provide a timeline as to when more sophisticated reporting software would be ready. But, he says, what’s important to Ambur is that a potential customer is able to play around with a fully functional demo of its product before they purchase it. “We want people to know exactly what is going to be happening and then they can ask any questions that they want, they can see it live in person or over a computer screen,” says Su.Tablet POS SystemsGrouponSoftware: Breadcrumb ProSet-up: Starts at $99 a month, goes up depending on number of iPad terminalsHardware: Restaurateurs can purchase third-party equipment or use their own tablet.Swipe: 1.85 percent of a charge plus a 15 cent transaction feeLaunched: October 2012Target market: Full-service restaurants and bars Early adopter: New York City-based restaurants, including Empellon Cocina and Terrior Park SlopeSoftware: Breadcrumb POSSet-up: FreeHardware: Merchants can purchase third-party equipment or use their own tablet.Swipe: 1.85 percent of a charge plus a 15-cent transaction feeLaunched: May 2013Target market: Quick-service eateries, salons and spas, retail establishmentsEarly adopters: San Francisco businesses are testing a pilotSquareSoftware: Square RegisterLaunched: March 2012Set-up: FreeHardware: Business in a Box cash drawer and iPad stand: $249 and $499 with receipt printer; Square Stand iPad stand: $299, includes integrated card reader (available July 2013)Business in a Box launched: February 2013Swipe: 2.75 percent of a charge for its services.Target market: Local businesses and quick-serve restaurantsEarly adopter: Oakland, Calif.-based Blue Bottle CoffeeNCRSoftware: Vantiv Mobile Checkout Powered by NCR SilverLaunched: May 2013 (NCR Silver stand-alone program launched June 2012)Set-up: FreeHardware: $29 per month hardware lease, includes wired printer and Ethernet wire, cash drawer, iPad stand, encrypted credit-card reader. Merchant provides the iPad.Swipe: 1.99 percent per transactionTarget market: Average customer makes between $100,000 and $1 million a year in sales; mostly restaurants, cafes, retailers and service providers.center_img 11 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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Fairmont Kea Lani earns Hotel of the Year distinction

first_imgTags: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii Posted by Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Fairmont Kea Lani has much to boast about, after earning the distinction of ‘2015 Hotel of the Year’ for the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Americas region. The all-suite and villa luxury resort was recognized by the brand for achieving best overall operating performance along with outstanding guest satisfaction.Each year Fairmont Hotels & Resorts selects the winner of the Hotel of the Year distinction by combining guest experiences scores with financial performance. Fairmont Kea Lani earned its first place title with exceptional performance scores in each category. The Maui resort was also recognized for launching a guest problem resolution initiative aimed at empowering colleagues to minimize the steps involved in resolving guest issues. This initiative was subsequently adopted by all hotels as a best practice.“We are extremely proud to earn the distinguished recognition of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 2015 Hotel of the Year,” said Charles Head, general manager, Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui. “It is rewarding to see the resort meet success in each of our brand pillars following the completion of our $70 million renovation and considerable investments in the areas of sustainability and guest experience. Our colleagues are passionate about providing the highest level of service as well as sharing the traditions and culture of Hawaii with our guests.”Guest can discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort. Nestled on the pristine white sands of Wailea’s Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront resort features an island inspired spa, culinary and cultural experiences. For more information, visit Fairmont.com/KeaLani. Travelweek Group center_img Share Fairmont Kea Lani earns Hotel of the Year distinction << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Japanese restaurant served the last meals of death row inmates

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> 毎日死刑囚のラストミール(最後の晩餐)を食べている。今日はジェームスポールジェニーガンの。強盗殺人の罪で薬物注射の刑。盗みに入った家の住人がそのタイミングで帰ってきてしまい、突発的に殺害して有罪。死刑にあたり自分の死体を献体する。1800の部位に切り分けられたにんげんレストラン pic.twitter.com/g1JvjyqvpC— 手塚マキ (@smappatekka) October 17, 2018 Thursday, November 1, 2018 Posted by Tags: Creepy, Japan Japanese restaurant served the last meals of death row inmatescenter_img TOKYO — What do you feel like for dinner? Morbid, with a side of Disturbing perhaps?The Ningen Restaurant in Tokyo raised a few eyebrows this month when it launched a pop-up dining experience during which guests ordered dishes inspired by the last meals of Death Row inmates in the U.S.During the two weeks it was open (it closed on Oct. 28 leading up to Halloween), the pop-up offered meals that included broccoli, asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes and hot tea (the last meal of the Florida ‘Black Widow’ in 1998), and a hamburger, baked potato, hard-boiled egg and three shots of Jack Daniels, which were enjoyed by murderer Gary Mark Gilmore prior to his execution.The morbid concept was the brainchild of art collective Chim↑Pom, and also included a gallery of artwork by Yasuyuki Nishio and Mermann Nitsch.And if the idea of eating criminals’ last meals wasn’t spooky enough, Ningen Restaurant (which also means The ‘Human’ Restaurant) was also housed in the Kabukicho Book Center, a squalid place scheduled for demolition this fall.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaWith such disturbing details, we bet diners rushed through their meals. Check, please!甘い香りが漂う店内で、巨大なチョコレートの塊を舐め続ける女のコを見ながら、ハンバーガーにかぶりつき、バーボンを嗜んできました。#にんげんレストラン pic.twitter.com/CHzYxA6Zk4— sequi@ya (@se_qui_ay) October 22, 2018 Travelweek Group 「1人で行きづらい店に同行してほしい」という依頼で「にんげんレストラン」へ。1人で行きづらさ溢れる店構え。写真2枚目はお通しのサプリメント。3枚目は店内にいた「おにぎりを解体する人」4枚目はジョン・ゲイシーという死刑囚(ITのモデル)が最後に食べた料理です。28日で閉店するのでお早めに pic.twitter.com/KXe9Y89XPQ— レンタルなんもしない人 (@morimotoshoji) October 25, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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