Sticky situation MasterChef sued by Mr Whippy

first_imgMr Whippy Pty Ltd is suing George Calombaris’s Melbourne restaurant St Katherine’s over a dessert with a similar name. Unlike the original Mr Whippy, Calombaris’s ice cream dessert is not served out of a truck with a Greensleeves theme song. Selling at the $9.50 mark from a swanky restaurant, there is little resemblance between the childhood treat and the Master Chef’s “Mrs Whippi” dessert. The first time the original Mr Whippy company knew George Calombaris was calling his dessert “Mr Whippy” was in May, but the restaurant agreed to change the name to “Mrs Whippi” after an initial legal letter was sent from Mr Whippy.The matter would have been left at that, but lawyers for Calombaris only infuriated Mr Whippy further when they claimed he had “no relevant reputation”.“Your client has never sold its desserts in restaurants and especially not in high-profile restaurants operated by celebrity chefs. It has no reputation in this market,” the letter from Calombaris’s lawyers stated. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Netizens pick Batanes as the next Cebu Pacific destination

first_imgNetizens pick Batanes as the next Cebu Pacific destinationNetizens pick Batanes as the next Cebu Pacific destinationLast November 2017, the Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific, launched a crowdsourcing campaign via Facebook. Since then, netizens have been using the #CEBFlyMeTo hashtag to let us know where they want us to take them next.Based on feedback in our Facebook community, along with a few other requirements – airport readiness (such as meeting runway specifications), safety and security processes, and passenger facilities and operations – we have shortlisted the top 10 destinations.CEB has tallied all votes – by 25 March 2018, we will begin flying to and from Basco, Batanes daily, until October 27, 2018 – just in time for the summer travel season.“Our new flight to Basco is in keeping with our commitment to connect more of the Philippines and make air travel safe, affordable, reliable, and fun-filled for everyone. What makes this route more special is that netizens were actively engaged in the selection of our new destination – our customers were part of the process,” said Alexander Lao, Cebgo President and CEO.With the addition of this new route, the airline expects to continue promoting seamless travel around the archipelago, while allowing passengers to travel more conveniently at the lowest fares possible.Passengers can now enjoy the rustic beauty of Batanes with its arresting landscape through connecting flights from Singapore via Manila for as low as SGD231, all-in.CEB flies to 37 domestic and 25 international destinations. The carrier operates out of seven hubs in the Philippines: Manila, Clark, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo and Iloilo. CEB has several brand-new aircraft set to be delivered over the coming months. From 2018 to 2022, CEB expects delivery of seven brand-new Airbus A321ceo, 32 Airbus A321neo, and eight ATR 72-600 aircraft.Source = Cebu Pacificlast_img read more