There’s a natural progression that often takes place in the restaurant industry. A chef opens a restaurant. If it does well, she opens another one, and then maybe another. Perhaps she does a stint on “Top Chef,” and she goes on to form a culinary empire. But after the wild success that Erin French, owner and chef of Freedom, Maine’s The Lost Kitchen, has experienced with her farm-to-table restaurant she runs with a roughly 15-person staff — almost exclusively women, many of whom are local farmers and personal friends — she doesn’t want to do more. In fact, she wants to do less. “I still have no intentions of opening another restaurant,” said French, who was nominated for a third James Beard Award (Best Chef: Northeast) in February. “I don’t know if that’s the right decision or not. It’s this industry where, classically, if you wanted to be successful you have to follow this path, and it has to be … [Read more...] about After five years, The Lost Kitchen is bigger than ever. Owner Erin French just wants to keep it small.
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Ursinus College Professor Jonathan Marks argued in a recent column that college students want to be treated like children. He snidely suggests Fresno State University, which has adopted a new policy about being kind of fellow students, should adopt Barney the Purple Dinosaur as a mascot. The column, which is entitled “First Grade University,” goes after a new policy at Fresno State University that Marks says are similar to what one might see in an elementary school classroom.The policy, which was proposed by staff and faculty at Fresno State, encourages students to be “kind” and use words “thoughtfully.” Marks, of course, is not against these universal principles. Instead, he is concerned that the staff at Fresno State think that college students need to be reminded about these simple principles. Fresno Staters “are Respectful,” which means, among other things, that they “listen with attention to all perspectives with the intent to … [Read more...] about Ursinus College Professor: Students Want to Be Treated as Children
Tyrone model Kate wants to be world's first supermodel with Down's Syndrome BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Northern Ireland woman says she is setting her sights on becoming the world's first supermodel with Down's syndrome after becoming the face for a global beauty company's latest marketing campaign. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/fashion-beauty/tyrone-model-kate-wants-to-be-worlds-first-supermodel-with-downs-syndrome-37688946.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37688944.ece/30bb1/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-08_new_47030679_I3.JPG Email A Northern Ireland woman says she is setting her sights on becoming the world's first supermodel with Down's syndrome after becoming the face for a global beauty company's latest marketing campaign. Kate Grant (20) from Cookstown, Co Tyrone, has taken the fashion world by storm with her sass, attitude and natural talent. And now she has achieved what many believed was impossible by becoming a brand ambassador for … [Read more...] about Tyrone model Kate wants to be world’s first supermodel with Down’s Syndrome
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 21, 2018 / 4:41 PM GMT By Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isolated himself against top allies and advisers with his unilateral decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, triggering a backlash in Washington and around the globe unlike any he has seen during past go-it-alone moves on foreign policy. At a White House meeting Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis handed Trump a blunt resignation letter that pointed to the president's failure to work with long-standing U.S. partners — and his empowerment of U.S. adversaries — as reasons for his departure. "My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues," Mattis wrote. "Because you have the right to … [Read more...] about On Syria, Trump is right where he wants to be: Alone
Actor and Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson was confirmed safe late Saturday after several celebrities, his pop superstar ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, and social media users thought he would attempt suicide after posting an alarming message to Instagram. “i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. i’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last,” Pete Davidson said Saturday in a since-deleted message. “all I ever tried to do was help people. just remember I told you so.”ABC News reported that a New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed that officers performed a “wellness check” Saturday at NBC headquarters in Manhattan and “made contact” with Davidson. A Saturday Night Live spokesperson also confirmed that the SNL star was “in the building late Saturday.” Davidson is expected to appear on the long-running sketch comedy show.breakup with … [Read more...] about NYPD Confirm ‘SNL’ Star Pete Davidson Safe After Saying ‘I Don’t Want to Be On This Earth Anymore’