Ryanair issues YouTube plea to David Cameron to end Airport Passenger Duty

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyUndoDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndo Tags: David Cameron People Ryanair The election might be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop hearing about it anytime soon, especially now that Ryanair has got in on the act. The budget airline has released a video on its Youtube channel, congratulating David Cameron on keeping the top spot. However, like its leader Michael O’Leary, Ryanair never misses an opportunity to gain publicity and so the video also served as a plea to the Prime Minister to scrap Airport Passenger Duty (APD).  Whizzing through the Irish economic crisis in about 30 seconds, the airline informed Cameron that getting rid of APD in Ireland had brought in millions of euros in tourism, and concluded: “It’s simple Dave. Cut APD for everyone and grow tourism, and we can all have a party.” With a case like that to answer, the APD issue must be at the top of Cameron’s agenda.   Monday 11 May 2015 8:53 pm Express KCS whatsapp Ryanair issues YouTube plea to David Cameron to end Airport Passenger Duty whatsapplast_img read more

Jeroen Dijsselbloem reappointed as Eurogroup head

first_imgDutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been reappointed as the head of the Eurogroup for another 2.5 years.Read more: Tsipras – “Greece will continue to fight” Dijsselbloem faced competition from Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos, but in a statement the European Council said: “The decision was unanimously supported by all Eurogroup members.”The Eurogroup, made up of finance ministers in the euro area has been a crucial player in Greece’s negotiations for a bailout with its creditors and makes policy decisions about the single currency.Dijsselbloem, known for a relatively uncompromising approach to the proposed bailout conditions, said “I’m very happy that I once again got the confidence of my colleagues.”After an agreement with Greece was reached this weekend, Dijsselbloem said in a statement:We worked very hard on a number of issues regarding reform, the fiscal situation, the debt problems and financing needs. We were able to agree on a lot of these issues, putting in extra effort on all sides to get Greece back on track. We prepared a report which contained a number of open issues and submitted it to the Summit. During the course of the night and this morning we reached an agreement. Share whatsapp Joe Hall More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Monday 13 July 2015 12:58 pm whatsapp Jeroen Dijsselbloem reappointed as Eurogroup head Show Comments ▼ Tags: Greek debt crisislast_img read more

Scientists unearth bacteria from stomach of 5,300-year-old iceman

first_imgIn the LabScientists unearth bacteria from stomach of 5,300-year-old iceman Scientists have learned a great deal about Ötzi the iceman, including that he was closely related to people living today in Corsica and Sardinia. EURAC/Marion Lafogler Watch: Peek inside a lab trying to create living medicine — from bugs in your gutPart of the reason Ötzi is so revealing is the way he died. He was probably killed by an arrow to the back. His body was then quickly buried in snow and then freeze-dried. As a result, he wasn’t torn apart by scavengers or decomposed by microbes.When researchers began to study Ötzi, they focused their attention on his anatomy, using X-rays to probe his bones, muscles, and organs. But in recent years they’ve also begun using DNA-sequencing technology to search for genetic material. In 2012, researchers published Ötzi’s entire genome, which showed he was closely related to people living today in Corsica and Sardinia. He had genes for type O blood and brown eyes; he was probably lactose intolerant and ran an increased risk of coronary heart disease.advertisement In 1991, a German couple hiking in the Alps came across the body of a middle-aged man lying face down in a snowfield. It took days for a recovery team to hack him out of the ice and haul him by helicopter and truck to a lab in Austria. There, scientists determined the man had died 5,300 years ago.Ötzi, as the man was nicknamed (after the nearby Ötztal Valley), has kept scientists very busy for the past 24 years. They’ve even built an entire research center — the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Bolzano, Italy — to house Ötzi and study him. They’ve slowly extracted one clue after another about how Ötzi died and, more importantly, how he lived.But Ötzi still has much left to tell us. On Thursday, researchers reported in the journal Science that they have reconstructed the entire genome of a species of bacteria that lived in his stomach. Now Ötzi may be able to tell us not just about ancient humans. He can tell us about ancient microbiomes, too.advertisement Related: After its discovery, Frank Maixner, the coordinator at the Institute for Mummmies and the Iceman, and his colleagues decided to search Ötzi’s stomach for one of its best-known residents: a species of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.Helicobacter pylori causes stomach ulcers and gastric cancer. But that doesn’t mean that H. pylori is nothing more than a microscopic enemy of our species. It only causes ulcers and gastric cancer in a small fraction of its hosts; in the rest, it lives harmlessly. Some research even suggests that in children, H. pylori helps the immune system develop properly, reducing their risk of immune disorders like asthma.Ever since scientists discovered its link to ulcers in the 1980s, they’ve wondered how long H. pylori has been lurking in our ancestors. It might have leaped into our stomachs relatively recently, or it may have been adapting to our bodies for a long time.Eduard Egarter-Vigl, left, and Albert Zink take a sample from the iceman in November. EURAC/Marion LafoglerIn recent years, studies on H. pylori in living people have hinted that it’s an old lodger. The deepest branches of the bacteria’s family tree can be found in Africa, where our species originated 200,000 years ago. As humans expanded to other continents, they took distinctive strains with them.Maixner and his colleagues decided to test that hypothesis by looking in Ötzi for the bacteria. They carefully extracted bits of his stomach to study.“The material was quite crumbly — it was like sand,” said Maixner. But to his delight, it was rich in DNA. Some came from Ötzi himself, and some from the animals and plants in the food he ate before he died. And some, it turned out, came from H. pylori.Whenever scientists find DNA in ancient remains, they have to take extra steps to rule out the possibility that the DNA actually comes from some modern organism that contaminated their equipment.In their new study, Maixner and his colleagues only found H. pylori DNA in the stomach, and not in nearby tissue. The DNA was also damaged in a distinctive way that allowed them only to see DNA that has been lying around for thousands of years.“These two facts led us to the assumption that we were on the right track,” said Maixner.The scientists then pieced together overlapping DNA sequences of Ötzi’s H. pylori. Eventually they could build up almost the entire genome of the microbe. Before the new study, H. pylori expert Martin Blaser, the director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University Langone Medical Center, had been skeptical that anyone would ever find DNA from ancient H. pylori. “Now we have a solid piece of data,” he said.As old as Ötzi’s bacteria may be, they were already pretty much the same as ones carried by humans today. They had the same genes that lead H. pylori to cause ulcers and gastric cancer. With Ötzi’s stomach turned to sand, Maizner has no way to see if he had those woes. But he certainly was at risk for them.Ötzi was also able to shed some light on how H. pylori came to Europe. In living Europeans, H. pylori is an enigmatic chimera. Some parts of its genome closely resemble the DNA of H. pylori carried by people in northeast Africa. Other parts match H. pylori from south Asia. Scientists have long suspected that two strains of the bacteria from these regions must have come together in a single stomach and swapped DNA. But they couldn’t say when or where that exchange took place.Ötzi, it turns out, had bacteria that were profoundly different from that of living Europeans. “Compared to living Europeans, he has a nearly pure ancestral Asian strain,” said Maixner.Maixner and Blaser both said that this finding could fit a few different scenarios.It’s possible that Europeans started out with a strain of H. pylori related to the south Asian strain. At some point after Ötzi died, people arrived in Europe with the northeast African strain, and the two strains combined.Alternatively, Europeans might have started out with the northeast African strain. Ötzi might have carried a newly arrived strain from south Asia, which had yet to combine with the older one and spread across the continent.In either case, these strains had to come together with the ancient movement of human populations into Europe. “There had to be an intimate contact of these people,” said Maixner.But Mark Achtman, a microbiologist at Warwick Medical School in England, doesn’t believe any broad conclusions at all can come from the new study. For one thing, the bacteria come from a single person. “Go get 30 other mummies from around the world and get more data,” he said.Unfortunately, 5,300-year-old stomachs don’t grow on trees.For now, Maixner plans to study Ötzi’s bacteria to better understand how Europe’s two strains combined. He’s curious to see how some genes survived in the new chimera while others disappeared. The answer could potentially explain why Europeans suffer fewer complications from H. pylori infections than East Asians, for example.“It’s not easy to answer big questions immediately,” said Maixner. “We have to start to dig into the data in more detail.”center_img By Carl Zimmer Jan. 7, 2016 Reprints Biotech startup will mine the gut for drugs affecting human behavior While the geneticists were piecing together Ötzi’s genes, the anatomists made a surprising discovery: his stomach. It had migrated up into his rib cage, where it had been hidden from scientific view for 16 years. Tags bacteriamicrobiologymicrobiomelast_img read more

TSX pulls back for a second session

first_imgLinda Nguyen The Toronto stock market was lower for a fourth session in a row Monday after suffering its biggest loss in five months last week. The S&P/TSX composite index declined by 69.96 points at 15,463.51 as the commodity-heavy market was dragged down by declining gold and materials stocks. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Gold was the biggest weight on the market, as the sector fell by 5% with big miners like Barrick Gold down 3% and Agnico Eagle Mines losing nearly 7%. Despite the downward pressure, bullion finished in the positive, as the April gold contract added 50¢ at US$1,258.80 an ounce. In corporate news, Manulife Financial Corp. confirmed its banking unit was penalized by Canada’s money-laundering watchdog, Fintrac, for what it describes were “administrative lapses.” Last year, Fintrac fined a bank $1.15 million for failing to report a suspicious transaction and various money transfers. Its shares were up slightly by 5¢, or 0.21%, to $23.90 on the TSX. Read: Manulife confirms FINTRAC fined its banking unit $1.15 million last year South of the border, investors shied away from making any big moves in the absence of any major earnings reports or economic data releases. Instead, the markets seemed to be in a wait-and-see mode ahead of a critical speech by U.S. President Donald Trump to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening. Investors are hoping that Trump’s speech will provide details of how he plans to carry out promises to cut taxes and step up infrastructure spending. Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones, said financial markets are looking to see if the president’s plans jive with the pro-business expectations traders have been relying on to send indices to record highs since the U.S. election. “The biggest risk for the market is what expectations have baked in and what execution will look like,” said Fehr, who works in St. Louis. “To the degree that the comments are more extreme than expected or lack the detail that some are hoping for, we might see the market react to that. We know expectations have been lifted because of (anticipated) pro-growth policies from Trump.” In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 15.68 points at 20,837.44, the S&P 500 inched up 2.41 points at 2,369.75, and the Nasdaq composite advanced 16.59 points at 5,861.90. The Canadian dollar was at US75.97¢, falling back 0.31 of a cent. In commodities, the April crude contract was up US6¢ at US$54.05 per barrel, April natural gas dipped US9¢ at US$2.69 per mmBTU, and May copper was unchanged at US$2.69 a pound. With files from The Associated Press Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since Marchlast_img read more

Pender adds two funds

first_img Canada Life to launch new shelf of mutual funds Keywords Investment funds IE Staff Related news The Pender Bond Universe Fund invests primarily in investment-grade fixed-income securities with short durations. Managed by Geoff Castle and associate portfolio manager Emily Wheeler, the fund aims to “preserve capital and generate returns through current income and capital appreciation.” stage curtain dvarg/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter CIBC lowers investment minimums Vancouver-based PenderFund Capital Management Ltd. expanded its lineup of actively managed niche investment funds with the launch of two new products on Friday.The Pender Small/Mid Cap Dividend Fund, managed by Don Walker, invests primarily in Canadian securities, with an emphasis on dividend-paying small- and mid-cap companies. It aims to provide investors with “long-term capital appreciation and a stable quarterly stream of cash distributions,” according to a release. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IG Wealth adjusts strategies, fees of multiple fundslast_img read more

Council welcomes bushfire recovery grant for wildlife and habitat projects

first_imgCouncil welcomes bushfire recovery grant for wildlife and habitat projects Wollondilly CouncilWollondilly Council has welcomed over $50,000 worth of funding from the Federal Government to support wildlife and habitat recovery following last year’s bushfires.Council was successful in its grant application for projects involving seed collection, processing, propagation and storage as well as community workshops to discuss bushfire resilient strategies for homes and private properties.Council will be partnering with Greening Australia and NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) in the delivery of the $53,350 grant.Mayor Robert Khan said, “It is encouraging to have this extra support from the Government to help with the recovery of our native plants and animals following the trauma of the Green Wattle Creek fire.”“Council hopes to deliver programs that will protect and enhance native biodiversity in bushfire affected areas, as well as helping our residents on their road to recovery.”Council is planning to use the funding for the following activities:Collection of locally prominent native seed from within and around areas that were affected by the 2019/2020 bushfiresProfessional processing of seed which will be catalogued and stored at the Wollondilly Community NurseryPropagation of seeds by Wollondilly Shire Council staff and volunteersWorkshops hosted by the RFS to educate the community about how to improve bushfire resilience on private propertiesGiveaways of propagated seedlings and saplings to residents within bushfire affected areas of the Wollondilly LGA. Up to 50 free plants will be available to residents.The grant will be administered by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, biodiversity, bushfires, community, Energy and Resources, Federal, federal government, Government, Greening Australia, habitat, industry, local council, NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service, resilience, resources, wildlife, Wollondillylast_img read more

Greens give notice of bill for a Great Koala National Park

first_imgGreens give notice of bill for a Great Koala National Park Australian GreensCate Faehrmann Greens MP and spokesperson for the Environment & Wildlife visited the Great Koala National Park Visitor & Information Centre at Urunga today to announce that the Greens will introduce a bill to establish the Great Koala National Park on the Mid North Coast of NSW.The National Parks and Wildlife Amendment (Great Koala National Park) Bill 2021 would:Gazette 175,000 hectares of state forests, adding them to existing protected areas to form a 315,000 hectare protected area on the Mid North Coast, protecting an area that is home to around 20 percent of the NSW koala population.Require the government to develop an economic, conservation and tourism plan for the ‘Great Koala National Park; andRequire the government to develop a transition plan, including a structural adjustment package, for forestry workersA University of Newcastle report found the Great Koala National Park would generate $412 million in visitor expenditure and create 9,810 full-time-equivalent jobs.“The number one threat driving koalas to extinction is habitat loss which includes logging in core koala habitat. Establishment of a Great Koala National Park would permanently preserve koala habitat which is currently subject to logging while making the mid-north coast a massive drawcard for tourists,” said Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP and spokesperson for the Environment and Wildlife and Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat.“If Labor and the Government have the courage to support my bill, the people of NSW will benefit from a unique protected area that is not only great for koalas, but also for the region. The other parties should be jumping at the chance to support something that protects the environment while creating almost 10,000 jobs over 15 years.“The Premier says she wants to be the Premier who saves koalas. If she’s fair dinkum she should support my bill for a Great Koala National Park.“If there are two things the people of NSW want to see more of, it’s jobs and koalas. The Government has now been gifted a project that does both. I urge them to not reject it for the sake of continuing to prop up the dying native forest logging industry,” said Kevin Evans, spokesperson for the Great Koala National Park Committee“If this Government is going to meet its commitment to stop koalas from becoming extinct before 2050 then it must invest in bold initiatives like the Great Koala National Park now.“It’s time to put aside entrenched political opposition to Koala habitat protection on public lands to save our national icon. We call on all MPs to vote for the GKNP, 2021 Bill,” said Mr Evans. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:amendment, AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, conservation, environment, extinction, Government, habitat, industry, koala populations, National Park, Newcastle, NSW, tourism, university, University of Newcastle, Urunga, wildlifelast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, June 22

first_imgEmail Previous articleKhortytsa Vodka Named Among Top 3 Best Selling Vodkas in the WorldNext articleBulk and Private Label Industry to Gather in San Francisco on July 26-27 Editor Trending Story:Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine HangingThe numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a true brain drain…Today’s News:Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of the World’s Top WinesAccording to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 89 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2016 are sealed with cork closures…Oregon Wineries, Food Processors Oppose Proposed Work Week LimitOregon’s food processors and wineries are alarmed by a bill to reduce the maximum number of hours that manufacturing employees can work per week…With Weather on His Side, Paso Robles Grower Is Optimistic About 2017 Crop ProspectsIn early June, about a month or so before his 2017 wine grape crop is expected to start coloring up, Central Coast grower Jason Yeager was pleased with what he’s been seeing in his vineyards this year…Napa Grapes Coping with Heat Better Than HumansGroundwater Debates Underscore Need for Water Rights300 Wines Entered in Oregon Wine Experience CompetitionTennessee State Alcoholic Beverage Commission Announces ChangesLabor Shortage in Santa Barbara County Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in FieldsDiscover Livermore’s Trends and TraditionsNapa Valley’s Restaurant at Meadowood Opens Casual Spin-Off‘Brexit Cloud’ Threatens Bordeaux Wine Sellers as Weaker Pound and Tariff Fears Dampen British SalesAlternative Australian GrapesAustralian Government Puts a Cork in Winemaker RortBubbling Chinese Market Center Stage at World Wine FestBlogs:Irrigation Distribution UniformityAnnouncing the Release of “Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine”Make Your Own Most Excellent $5 RoséThe Schrader Cellars Sale: A Napa Wine Game ChangerConnoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine: Sending Wine Back in RestaurantsWineIndustry.Jobs:Compliance Assistant/SpecialistDH Wine Compliance, LLC – Santa Rosa, CA, United StatesWine ConsultantMaisonry Napa Valley – Yountville, CA, United StatesSales RepresentativeFranmara Inc. – Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Morgen McLaughlin Reflects on Four Years of Directing the Santa Barbara Countys Vintners AssociationIn Pursuit of Making Great Wine: A Tale of a Vintner’s EducationLarry Van Aalst Talks with Debra Del Fiorentino & Alexandra RussellGenerational Winemaking Families Accorded at 2017 Canadian Wine Industry AwardsNtsiki Biyela: This South African Woman Is Shaking Up the Wine BusinessSupplier News:Cork Supply USA Announces Sales Partnership with Wes Ward, Santé Beverage Supply, LLCToo Much Dust in Your Vineyard? You Need EarthBind-100MLB Wine Labels a Grand Slam from LabeltronixLatest Wine Filtration Technology: Heyes Filters CrossflowMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Russian River Valley Winegrowers Host Single Vineyard Night in Sonoma County June 30th, 2017Barefoot Wine to Clean Up Crosby BeachDiageo Buys George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila for $1 BillionKhortytsa Vodka Named Among Top 3 Best Selling Vodkas in the WorldThe D.O.Ca. Rioja, in Collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, Launches the II International ‘Rioja Wine & Tapas’ Competition Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Share TAGSAlexandra RussellAustraliaBarefoot WinesBordeauxCasamigos TequilaChinaCrosbyDebra Del FiorentinoDiageoLarry Van AalstLivermoreMeadowood Napa ValleyMorgen McLaughlinNapaNtsiki BiyelaOregonPaso RoblesSanta Barbara CountySchrader CellarsTennesseeWorld Wine Fest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, June 22Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, June 22By Editor – June 22, 2017 36 0 ReddItlast_img read more

Consolidated ownership of Gallery restaurants spurs expanded menu options

first_imgHomeBusinessConsolidated ownership of Gallery restaurants spurs expanded menu options Apr. 27, 2019 at 5:50 amBusinessDevelopmentFeaturedFoodNewsConsolidated ownership of Gallery restaurants spurs expanded menu optionsAngel Carreras2 years agoAzulé Taqueria SupertoroK2 RestaurantsLos AngelesPaperboy PizzarestaurantSTRFSHthe gallery Ownership at a Third Street Promenade food hall is consolidating, with half of its current and planned restaurants now under the same ownership.K2 Restaurants, a Los Angeles based restaurant group, already owns STRFSH, Azulé Taqueria and Supertoro in the Downtown location. The company announced Thursday that it now owns Paperboy Pizza, also located on the second floor of The Gallery.The restaurant group acquired the J. Fall Group and will own and operate Paperboy, Easy’s and Nighthawk: AM at the Beverly Center, Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar in Venice and the Tinfoil Liquor and Deli brand.Jeremy Fall of the J.Fall Group will remain the creative directors of all J.Fall original concepts for the next year.John Kolaski, CEO of K2 Restaurants, says the acquisition came about after spending time with Fall during the opening of Azulé and Paperboy. All came to an agreement that Kolaski could help grow their brands.“I loved what their restaurants were about,” Kolaski said. “They really reminded me of some of my favorite restaurants — No B.S., just trying to make good food.”Kolaski says as owner of half the restaurants in The Gallery now, he shares no concerns of foot-traffic volume or restaurant turnover that plagues many restaurant businesses in Santa Monica, specifically the Third Street Promenade.“The thought is that the Third Street Promenade is for tourists… we knew if we could bring locals in off the Promenade or during their 90 minutes of free parking for a quick meal, we could be great. If you bring a great product and great experience, people will respond.”He said the company has already had success expanding menus in the location, citing STRFSH as an example.“STRFSH is growing incredibly,” he said. “The best thing of working with them is expanding on that STRFSH menu, that’s been wildly successful. The Hot fish sandwich and lobster roll have been great sellers.”Kolaski says to further entice customers to choose his restaurants in The Gallery, updates to menus will occur. Paperboys will see new pizzas and appetizers within the next few weeks while new additions to STRFSH’s menu will occur sometime in the near future.Nighthawk will have the most radical change, with an expansion of hours and menu items. No timetable was mentioned for the Nighthawk changes.Overall, Kolaski says he’s excited for the future.“It’s been awesome. We will say there’s more to come in The Gallery and a few more concepts to be added to the mix. We do believe in Santa Monica.”[email protected] :Azulé Taqueria SupertoroK2 RestaurantsLos AngelesPaperboy PizzarestaurantSTRFSHthe galleryshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBicyclists begin long ride for fundraising in Santa MonicaEmpowermentYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

Kim leads Lewis through 54 at ANA Inspiration

first_imgRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Sei Young Kim made two late birdies Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the ANA Inspiration. The long-hitting South Korean player shot a 3-under 69 to reach 10 under at Mission Hills with a round left in the first major championship of the year. Kim holed a downhill 18-footer from the fringe on the par-4 16th and made a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th. She two-putted for par from the back fringe on the par-5 18th. Stacy Lewis was second after a 68. The 30-year-old Texan, the 2011 winner for the first of her 11 LPGA Tour titles, bogeyed Nos. 15 and 17. The 22-year-old Kim won her first LPGA title in February in the Bahamas. A five-time winner on the South Korean tour, she’s making her 13th LPGA start. Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 74, her second straight over-par round after tying the LPGA record for consecutive rounds under par at 29 on Thursday. She was tied for 48th at 2 over. Ko made an 8-foot putt on 18 for her lone birdie of the round. She has at least one birdie in all 187 of her rounds in 49 career events on the tour. Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome and Ariya Jutanugarn were tied for third at 6 under. Lincicome shot a 70 after driving into the water on 18 and making a bogey. Pressel had a 71, and Jutanugarn shot 66. ANA Inspiration: Articles, videos and photos Lewis birdied six of the first 12 holes to take the lead at 9 under. She ran into trouble on the par-4 15th when her drive went to the left, with a palm tree possibly saving it from going out of bounds over the property fence that runs along Gerald Ford Drive. The ball dropped into a bunker and she left her approach in the tangled rough in front of the right greenside bunker. She flopped out and missed a 25-foot par putt. Lewis settled for a par on the 16th. After her 167-yard approach ticked the cup on the way past, she pulled her 5-foot birdie try left. Lewis three-putted the par-3 17th for her second bogey, running her 20-foot downhill birdie try 8 feet past. She had a chance to get the stroke back on 18, but missed a 6-foot birdie putt. Pressel won in 2007 to become the youngest major champion at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days. Tied with playing partner Kim at 8 under with three holes left, Pressel missed short par putts on 16 and 17. She lipped out a 4-footer on 16 and missed from 3 feet on 17. Lincicome, the 2009 winner, chipped in for birdies on Nos. 9 and 16 and made a 20-foot birdie putt on 17 before her closing bogey. Defending champion Lexi Thompson was tied for ninth at 4 under after a 71. She was 7 under with five holes left, then made three straight bogeys and closed with two pars.last_img read more