Chefs and foodies be warned: It’s not even noon and Anthony Bourdain is sipping a glass of Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Single Malt Scotch and talking about the joys of jujitsu—chokeholds and cauliflower ears included. But just when I think I’ll need to get my fingers wrapped and scrounge up a mouth guard, it turns out that his early-morning workout has relaxed the typically tightly wound 59-year-old New Yorker and he’s now, thankfully, in more of a joking mood than a sparring one. In fact, talking about his eponymous public market—which is scheduled to open at the end of next year on Manhattan’s far West Side—has rendered him downright contemplative. “This is a concept that should work completely independent of anybody’s name,” he says. “It’s something we should have had five, six years ago, ten years ago. Hong Kong has it. Singapore has it. Why don’t we have it? We’re an international city. We’re … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain’s Top 5 New York City Restaurants—and Why the Food Network Is a ‘Petri Dish’
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Invasive, noxious Cuban treefrogs that eat smaller frogs and grow as big as a human fist have established a population in New Orleans, and officials say they could soon pose a threat to native frogs across the Mississippi river. The US Geological Survey says frogs caught at the Audubon zoo in the city and at a nearby riverfront park are the first established population of Cuban treefrogs on the US mainland outside Florida, where they’ve been multiplying at least since the 1950s. The captured frogs probably arrived on palm trees from Florida that were planted in the zoo in 2016, USGS research ecologist Brad Glorioso wrote in a study published in the April issue of the journal Biological Invasions. “They have noxious skin secretions, lay their eggs in bird baths and fish ponds, and they can clog plumbing and cause power outages by short-circuiting utility switches where they seek refuge,” he said in a news release. They could easily cross the river on vehicles, boats, … [Read more...] about Invasive fist-sized Cuban treefrogs discovered in New Orleans
The worst-kept secret of baseball's offseason is finally out in the open after Gerrit Cole agreed to a record nine-year deal worth $324 million with the New York Yankees. The 29-year-old was the most-coveted star in the current free-agency class along with Stephen Strasburg, who resigned with the Washington Nationals earlier this week, and had been on the radar of both Los Angeles franchises as well as the Yankees. His agent, Scott Boras, said on Tuesday that a pair of what he described as "mystery teams" were also chasing the right-hander's services. As reported by ESPN's Jeff Pasan late on Tuesday, however, the Yankees eventually got their man. Cole will earn $36 million on average per year, making the deal the richest for a pitcher in terms of both total money and annual average salary and his deal includes an opt-out clause after five years. Cole's contract is the fourth-largest in MLB history in terms of total value, behind Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton. In March, … [Read more...] about Gerrit Cole Contract: Where Does $324 Million Deal With New York Yankees Rank Among Mlb’s Richest Contracts?
A rendering of the music venue inside August Hall, a multi-floor concert hall, bar, restaurant and bowling alley set to open in San Francisco in 2018. A rendering of the music venue inside August Hall, a multi-floor concert hall, bar, restaurant and bowling alley set to open in San Francisco in 2018. Photo: Courtesy Of August Hall Photo: Courtesy Of August Hall Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 A rendering of the music venue inside August Hall, a multi-floor concert hall, bar, restaurant and bowling alley set to open in San Francisco in 2018. A rendering of the music venue inside August Hall, a multi-floor concert hall, bar, restaurant and bowling alley set to open in San Francisco in 2018. Photo: Courtesy Of August Hall … [Read more...] about August Hall & Fifth Arrow to open in spring to bring new life to former Ruby Skye space
An Alaska man pleaded guilty on Monday in Anchorage federal court to violating a conservation law for killing a polar bear that ventured into his yard, in a case experts said illustrates the growing need for new standards on how to protect against wild animals pushing closer to populated areas due to climate change. Christopher Gordon, a resident of northern Alaska village of Kaktovik, shot and killed the bear in December 2018 and was charged by federal prosecutors with violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), which prohibits the taking of marine mammals, according to a plea agreement filed Friday. Gordon was 35 when charged in July. To read the full story on WestlawNext Practitioner Insights, click here: bit.ly/38tflkY Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. … [Read more...] about Alaska native man pleads guilty for killing polar bear in his yard
Another day, another new iOS update. This time it is iOS and iPadOS 13.3, which not only bring with them numerous fixes, but also a new security feature to help protect users on the internet.But does it bring any new bugs? Must read: Ten cool and useful gadgets that make great last-minute gifts, and all are under $50The release notes detail a number of improvements, with changes being made to the Stocks app, Screen Time feature, and Apple News.There is also a big list of fixes and random improvements, from fixing a bug in Mail that prevented the deleting of messages in Gmail accounts, to patching a bug that incorrectly showed Cellular Data as being off. iOS 12.4 draining your iPhone battery fast?... SEE FULL GALLERY 1 - 5 of 9 NEXT PREV Also fixed is a bug that caused some wireless chargers to charge the device slower than expected.There's also a big new security improvement as Apple adds native support for FIDO-compliant security keys, like the YubiKey, using the … [Read more...] about iOS 13.3 brings bug fixes and a new security feature, but does it bring new bugs