Third franchise for Dunkin’ Donuts

first_imgDunkin’ Donuts is to open a new store in Hounslow, as part of its newest franchise agreement.The restaurant will be opened as part of the Ghataaura Group, which has called for the development of 25 restaurants in the UK over the next five years. The brand currently has four shops; in Harrow, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Woolwich.To celebrate the opening, Dunkin’ Donuts will hold a family fun day on 29 July, where there will be activities and an NYPD police car with two policemen.Jim Johnstone, general manager UK for the brand, said: “We’re pleased to announce the opening of our new Hounslow restaurant, in agreement with Ghataaura Group, whose leaders have a wealth of experience in the local area, to develop the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in West London.“We look forward to keeping even more guests in the United Kingdom going with Dunkin’ Donuts’ delicious range of hot and iced beverages, sandwiches and baked goods.”Ghataaura Group is a family business, which has recently opened an ice cream parlour with Baskin-Robbins, sister brand of Dunkin’ Donuts.Ash Ghataaura, director of Ghataaura Group, said: “Dunkin’ Donuts is known around the world for its wide selection of high-quality food and beverages, as well as its speed of service, so we’re proud to bring the Dunkin’ Donuts experience to Hounslow“We look forward to becoming a destination of choice for our busy, on-the-go guests in the area.”Dunkin’ Donuts was founded in 1950 and currently has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries.last_img read more

Bonnaroo Cinema To Screen Classic David Bowie And Prince Movies, Lettuce Documentary

first_imgWith Bonnaroo only a month away, we can’t help but feel the anticipation for one of the most exciting events of festival season. Aside from a stacked lineup that includes headlining sets from Dead & Company, Pearl Jam and LCD Soundsystem, Bonnaroo offers a number of various entertainment options. Among them: Bonnaroo Cinema.The movies being screened at this year’s festival are truly special, as two of them are specifically tributes to their late leading actors. Purple Rain, Prince’s famed 1984 semi-biographical movie about The Kid, is featured among the movie listings, as is Labyrinth, starring the late great David Bowie. Both films feature plenty of musical numbers, providing an optimal environment to sing along with the classics.Other films include the new David Byrne documentary, Contemporary Color, featuring ten incredible color guard teams at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY, synchronized to live performances from St. Vincent, Lucius, Nelly Furtado and more. There’s also a tribute to Les Paul, and a live Lord Huron documentary.Of course, the selection that really caught our eye from this list is Let Us Play, the documentary that chronicles the funk titans, Lettuce. The film premiered with an incredible response earlier this year, and Lettuce will not only be at Bonnaroo to perform, but they’ll host a Q&A after the documentary screening as well. If you can’t make it to the screening, be sure to watch the full documentary here!You can check out Bonnaroo’s full movie lineup here.last_img read more

The Late Frank Zappa Will Tour In 2018 As A Hologram

first_imgToday, a premier live music hologram production company, Eyellusion, announced that it’s working with the Zappa Family Trust to create a new touring performance featuring hologram performances of the iconic and eccentric musician, Frank Zappa. Dubbed Frank Zappa – Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour, production for the performances begin later in 2017, with the show dates to be announced later in 2018.Dweezil Zappa Releases New Song With Frank Zappa 1977 SoloIn a press release, Ahmet Zappa, co-Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust noted that artists such as Steve Vai, Ian Underwood, Adrian Belew, Arthur Barrow, Vinnie Colaiuta, Scott Thunes, Mike Keneally, Denny Walley, Warren Cuccurullo, and Napoleon Murphy Brock “are committed to being part of this epic endeavor . . . [and] were excited at the prospect of performing alongside Frank once again.” Ahmet also stated that this new hologram program will feature Frank Zappa playing both his most well-known music in addition to rare and unheard material. He continued, “But if that wasn’t enough Zappa coolness, we’re also planning on staging Joe’s Garage The Musical with none other than Frank Zappa himself starring as the Central Scrutinizer.”In the press release, Ahmet Zappa also queried, “How radical would it be to . . .  to see Dweezil [Zappa] side by side with our father playing dueling guitar solos?,” later noting that seeing Dweezil and Moon Unit performing once again alongside their father “would be my greatest wish.” The statement is interesting given the murky familial politics of the Zappa Family Trust. In August of 2016, Rolling Stone detailed the drama amongst Frank Zappa’s children as they fight for control of the Zappa Family Trust following the legendary musician’s death in 1993.Dweezil Zappa Jams On Frank Zappa, Allman Brothers, & AC/DC With Jimmy Kimmel House Band [Watch]Ahmet and Diva Zappa took over control of the trust in 2015 following the death of their mother, Gail Zappa. In the time since, there has been a highly publicized battle between the Zappa Family Trust and Dweezil Zappa, eventually causing Dweezil Zappa’s touring project—then Zappa Plays Zappa—to change its name to Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa, creating further rifts about merchandising, and inspiring the name of Dweezil’s 2016 Cease And Desist tour.At this point, it is still unclear whether Dweezil and Moon Unit are onboard with the upcoming Frank Zappa hologram show that the Zappa Family Trust has approved. It also brings into question whether Ahmet Zappa’s statement about his dream of seeing Dweezil play alongside their father is an extension of the olive branch during this contentious family feud or another tactic to undercut Dweezil’s own tour, which the family trust feels relies on Frank Zappa’s name too heavily, and potentially illegally.Regardless of whether the other siblings will be involved in the hologram tour, the show is bound to be an interesting one. As Diva Zappa said in this morning’s press release, “Frank was an innovator and his art transcended so many different mediums. He left behind such an extensive body of work and we want to celebrate his music with really creative and unique live hologram productions that will introduce his music to a new generation of fans and let so many that enjoyed his music when he was alive experience it again. We have had this idea for many years and after meeting with the team at Eyellusion, we knew that they were the right partner to make it a reality.”Stay tuned for more information about Frank Zappa – Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour, including tour dates and further lineup announcements, on Zappa.com.last_img read more

Listen To Asleep At The Wheel And The Avett Brothers’ New Song Honoring Willie Nelson

first_imgGoing 48 years strong, American country legends and ten-time Grammy winners Asleep At The Wheel, along with Seth and Scott Avett, frontmen and founders of the Avett Brothers, have released a new single honoring the king of country himself, Willie Nelson. The song’s title, “Willie Got There First”, says it all.“Willie Got There First” is a playful and comical ode to the 85-year-old touring behemoth, written by Scott Avett. Avett cleverly meshed references to a number of Willie Nelson’s treasured songs and albums, giving America’s beloved pothead-activist a huge pat on the back and even comparing Nelson to a “Renassaince master.” Joining the already star-studded lineup on the track are longtime Nelson collaborators Bobbie Nelson, Willie’s older sister, and harmonica wizard Mickey Raphael.“Willie Got There First” is slated to be the final track on Asleep At The Wheel’s new album, New Routes, an 11-song collection. Going into the studio for the first time in over a decade, the band is excited to release their upcoming album September 14th. Amidst a nationwide tour, Asleep At The Wheel heads to Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, Michigan, tonight.Listen to Asleep At The Wheel’s “Willie Got There First” featuring Seth and Scott Avett below.For a full list of Asleep At The Wheel’s upcoming tour dates and ticket information head to the band’s website.[H/T RollingStone]last_img read more

Wait, Elsa’s B6-13?! Scandal’s Katie Lowes on Her Frozen Connection

first_imgWhat does Scandal star Katie Lowes have to do with Frozen? Quite a lot! If/Then headliner Idina Menzel may have provided those “Let It Go” powerhouse vocals everyone knows, but Elsa’s grace came from…um…B6-13?! That’s right. Quinn Perkins herself provided Disney animators with some of Elsa’s moves. Take a look below as Lowes explains her connection to the Oscar-winning number and even offers a demonstration to Jimmy Kimmel. It’s not the first secret behind the development of that sequence: Last year, Menzel shared what’s really underneath Elsa’s getup. It takes a village to make a Snow Queen! Star Files View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img

$4.5 Billion Wind Catcher Project Moves a Step Closer to Construction

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Enid News & Eagle:Officials announced Tuesday that the Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project was approved by Arkansas Public Service Commission.The announcement was made by Southwestern Electric Power Co. Wind Catcher Energy Connection is a joint effort between SWEPCO and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, and is a $4.5 billion project that involves building a wind farm in Oklahoma, a 350-mile power line and two substations. SWEPCO will own 70 percent of the project, and PSO the other 30 percent.The wind farm, to be built on 300,000 acres in Cimarron and Texas counties in the Panhandle, will include about 800 2.5 MW wind turbines. A power line will stretch from there to Tulsa, bringing 2,000 megawatts of energy to customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, in addition to parts of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. PSO’s share of the project investment is $1.36 billion.While the project was determined by the APSC in Arkansas to be “in the public interest,” PSO on Tuesday still was awaiting a decision from Oklahoma Corporation Commission for preapproval of the company’s request to allow PSO to charge ratepayers to help fund the project and recover an anticipated expenditure of the $1.36 billion.SWEPCO said the project will save its customers more than $4 billion over the 25-year life of the wind farm. The company said customers will see savings mostly through a reduction in the fuel portion of their bills starting in 2021. If completed, Wind Catcher will be the largest single-site wind project in the United States. More: Arkansas Public Service Commission Approves Wind Catcher $4.5 Billion Wind Catcher Project Moves a Step Closer to Constructionlast_img read more

9 Towns You Need to Visit This Summer

first_imgThere are a lot of places to go in the Blue Ridge, but as much as we all long for the trail beneath our feet, the hum of our tires on country roads, or the dig of our paddles in the water, sometimes we need a base that’s not so rustic. We dug out our maps and looked for towns large and small that have the right mix of city amenities (food, beer, and a shower) and outdoors thrills (no explanations necessary). Morganton, North CarolinaThe Blue Ridge Parkway is a short drive away, as is South Mountains State Park (the largest in the state), and Lake James State Park where there’s a paddle-access only campsite waiting for you. Hike to Table Rock, check out the waterfalls in South Mountains, post up around sunset and watch for the Brown Mountain Lights, take a wilderness survival class, even go hang gliding; and at the end of the day, head back to Morganton for a beer from Fonta Flora brewery and a bite from root & vine so you’ll have the energy to do it all again tomorrow.11856404_909771875776749_8397622550973910706_oFonta Flora Brewery Tap Room.Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaWith the Susquehanna River flowing by downtown and mountains lined with mountain biking and hiking trails within an easy drive, don’t overlook Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania. Several kayak outfitters will get you on the water where you can paddle through town or on some more remote waters, a trio of tough mountain bike courses—including Lambs Gap Trail—are nearby, and, if you need a little sugar rush to help you out, pay a visit to the neighboring town of Hershey (yes, that Hershey) for a sweet treat or a pint (or two) at Troegs Brewery.3754887441_735065f13c_zA Susquehanna River Sunset.Roanoke, VirginiaA vibrant food scene, a superb greenway, the Blue Ridge Parkway on one side and the Appalachian Trail on the other makes Roanoke a must-visit . McAfee Knob—one of the most-photographed spots on the AT—is a short drive and an 8-mile hike from downtown, and in Carvins Cove you’ll find 12,000 acres of woodlands to explore on mountain biking trails (from bomber downhills to fire roads to cross-country single-track) and on foot. And if you’re a road cyclist, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a stone’s throw from downtown and there’s some mighty fine riding along those rolling hills.rsz_roanokebrpway-jasonfryeThe Roanoke Section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.Seneca, South Carolina South Carolina’s coast is nice, but the mountains, that’s where it’s at. Oconee County is a playground and Seneca is a perfect jumping off spot. It’s on the banks of Lake Keowee, so fishing, kayaking, and SUP are at your disposal; and it’s a short drive to more than a dozen waterfalls, some excellent single-track biking, and the lauded Chattooga River. In town you’ve got The Beer Station to quench your thirst, great barbecue at Black’s Smokehouse, and the free Jazz on the Alley concerts every Thursday. Easy access to the outdoors, creature comforts of town, what more do you need?8151418095_ef42e33b75_zLondon, KentuckyLondon, at the heart of the “Cycling Capital of Kentucky,” does have 300 miles of developed cycling routes in the town and in Laurel County, but there’s more. Daniel Boone National Forest, larger than Great Smoky Mountains National Park, spans the Tennessee border and there you’ll find more than 600 miles of trail for hiking and mountain biking. You can kayak and canoe, camp, in Daniel Boone, even hunt in designated areas. If ATVs or dirt bikes are your thing, get your fill at Wildcat Adventure & Off Road Park. Refuel at Old Town Grill or, since you’re in the Colonel’s neck of the woods, hit up a KFC in his honor.17068563898_8283d6df2e_bChimney Top Overlook in the Daniel Boone National ForestLeesburg, VirginiaLeesburg, an hour outside DC, has the cure for city madness: a weekend outdoors. The Washington & Old Dominion Trail runs 45-miles through Loudoun County, and the 10-mile stretch from Leesburg to Purcellville is shaded and excellent for cyclists and joggers, or use it to visit some of the 17 breweries, like Adroit Theory, for a little refreshment on the way. If you need to get some aggression out, hit Hogback Mountain Paintball or Pev’s Paintball Park. The Potomac River runs through town and there’s plenty of good food from MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers to Smokehouse Live (for barbecue and music) to the phenomenal Restaurant at Patowmack Farms. Guntersville, AlabamaWhat do you want to do? Hike? Bike? Hunt? Golf? Waterski? All of it? Then go to Guntersville. From this town on the banks of Lake Gunnison you can paddle to see 600-year old rock paintings or visit The Bat Cave (think bat colonies, not Batman). You can hit the 36 miles of hiking and 20 miles of mountain biking trails. Go birding and spot Peregrine falcons and bald eagles. There’s some killer barbecue in and around town, some hearty country dining, and tasty lakeside dining at Top of the River. Evans, GeorgiaDisc Golfers, mountain bikers, kayakers, and barbecue lovers take note, Evans, Georgia, is the place to be. At the International Disc Golf Center (yes, there’s an International Disc Golf Center and Hall of Fame) you’ll get your fill of flinging Frisbees far and wide, and there are some big rides to challenge you mountain bikers. How big? There’s a 67-mile route called the Thurmond Epic that connects a quartet of trails, and two other rides of 25 and 50 miles, plus the smaller trails. Kayakers will want to head to Betty’s Branch and the Savannah River and April’s Benderdinker paddling event is a great reason to get on the water. There’s the Wildwood Games in June, BanjoBQue music festival and barbecue bonanza on Memorial Day, and events, races, runs, and rides all year long.BettysBranch2-JasonFryeBetty’s Branch in Evans, GeorgiaMarlinton, West VirginiaWithin a 30-minute drive from town you have Snowshoe Mountain for skiing and mountain biking, the 78-mile long Greenbrier River Trail on a repurposed railroad bed, the three falls of Hills Creek, Cranberry Glades, and the largest state park in West Virginia. And at the end of September you have one of the strangest festivals you can find: the Roadkill Cookoff.last_img read more

Japan’s first Olympic badminton gold winner Takahashi retires

first_imgTopics : “After winning the gold medal in Rio, I’d been struggling to maintain morale,” she confessed at an online press conference this week.Despite training hard with Matsutomo, she said she had struggled with “records that were not satisfying enough in 2019, the suspension of tournaments, and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics”.”I doubt if my inner fire and body will last for another year,” she said.Takahashi said Matsutomo and her sponsors “respected” her decision, and that she now hoped to work to promote badminton. Ayaka Takahashi, who won Japan’s first ever badminton Olympic gold with her doubles partner in Rio 2016, has retired conceding she no longer has the “inner fire” to compete.Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo scored a spectacular come-from-behind win at the 2016 Olympics, scoring five straight points when down 19-16 in the final game to defeat Denmark’s Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.But she has opted to skip the chance to defend her Olympic title on home soil, citing in part the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year because of the coronavirus.center_img Takahashi and Matsutomo, nicknamed “Takamatsu,” were the first non-Chinese pair to win gold since badminton was introduced to the Olympics in 1992.Matsutomo told reporters she was “deeply grateful for the partnership”, adding she couldn’t imagine “having gotten this far” without Takahashi.The coronavirus pandemic has badly hit the 2020 badminton world tour, forcing the cancellation of the prestigious Japan and China Opens next month.The Tokyo 2020 Games are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, though there are questions about whether the global event can go ahead if the pandemic has not receded by then.last_img read more

Harri the galah is about the fly the coop again – but this time her human family approve

first_imgHarri the galah is flying the coop again, but this time with her human family Michelle and Brett Cozzi and their daughter Georgia.Harri the galah is about the fly the coop again – but this time her human family are all fine with the move.Harri, shot to fame recently, when she stowed away on a cruise ship and stayed to enjoy the 14 day holiday to New Zealand.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoShe was reunited with his owners Michelle and Brett Cozzi and daughter Georgia after his trip and returned to his Kedron home.But the family how now listed the renovated home at 13 Sydney St for sale through NGU Real Estate’s Chris Foenander and Nhan Tran.The home was renovated under the watchful eye of Harry with the addition of a deck.Mr Cozzi said they practically lived on the deck.“We had Harri inside, in a nearby area overlooking the deck. She’s part of the family so we didn’t want her to feel left out of the action,’’ he said.last_img read more

P30-K cash gone

first_imgILOILO City – Police have yet to arrest aman who allegedly carted away P30,000 worth of cash in Barangay Zone IIIPoblacion, Cabatuan, Iloilo. Estante was caught on a closed-circuittelevision (CCTV) barging into the house of Janette Nandi on Wednesday, apolice report showed. Nandi discovered the robbery around 9:08 a.m. Officers of the Cabatuan police stationconducted a manhunt operation against the suspect./PNcenter_img The suspect was identified as KhevenEstante of Barangay Lag-an, Cabatuan.last_img