American burger joint Five Guys welcomed its first customers at Ashford Designer Outlet this morning. The fast food chain, known for its burgers, hot dogs and French fries, opened in the new Food Piazza at 11am - months after bosses first announced plans to open at the centre. The new 4,500 sq ft restaurant is the 96th to open in the UK and the fourth in the county, as there are Five Guys restaurants in Maidstone, Canterbury and Bluewater. Thirty six people have been employed at the new restaurant. Five Guys offers customers the chance to customise their orders, with over 250,000 possible topping combinations. Burgers are handcrafted and grilled to order and French fries are hand cut each morning and cooked in peanut oil. Despite previously being banned from entering the centre's £90 million shopping centre expansion, Ashford Borough Council allowed the burger chain to move in as they had no desire to open elsewhere in the town. It will be open from 11am to 7pm seven days a week. … [Read more...] about First look inside new Five Guys
MANILA, Philippines -- Injuries have ravaged the Alaska Aces at the start of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, as they are missing four of their usual rotation players. Vic Manuel, JVee Casio, Kevin Racal, and Simon Enciso are still out of action for the Aces, with all four dealing with various injuries. Their already-thin roster took another blow when rookie G-Boy Babilonia suffered a setback in practice. That left Alaska with just 10 players for their game against the Columbian Dyip on Wednesday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena, but head coach Alex Compton was confident that those 10 players would step up and welcome the challenge. "Something we always harp on is that there is no such thing as a bad PBA player -- on our team, or on any other team," Compton said after the game. "This league is filled with excellent basketball players. So you might not play a lot because somebody's earned more minutes in front of you. That doesn't mean you're not good," he added. READ: Alaska … [Read more...] about PBA: With key guys out, Pascual, Cruz eager to step up for Alaska
By Sal Pizarro | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 23, 2019 at 11:50 am | UPDATED: January 24, 2019 at 4:13 am Television shows are so good right now, they’re even getting a spot at Silicon Valley’s film festival. “The Unexpected” is the theme of this year’s Cinequest Film and Creativity — running in San Jose and Redwood City March 5-17. But I’m not sure anyone expected the lineup to include programming originally planned for home screens. Now, before anyone starts lighting their celluloid torches, the shows are very much in line with Cinequest’s “maverick” ethos. It includes six feature-length international productions as well as two shorts programs of TV comedy and pilot drama. We’re not talking about your standard network fare here. “TV certainly got better the past few years, hasn’t it?” Cinequest co-founder and CEO Halfdan Hussey said. “Television … [Read more...] about TV shows at a film festival? Welcome to Cinequest 2019
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 12:30 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 (Note: This is Part 2 of a series reviewing Michigan football’s 2018 position groups and looking ahead to 2019). Jim Harbaugh wasn't thrilled with Karan Higdon's decision to skip the Peach Bowl, even if he respected his right to do so. But, the silver lining in Michigan not having its top running back for the final game of the season was its ability to evaluate the future. And the future has been underway for more than a month now. In 2018, Higdon was U-M's first 1,000-yard running back since Fitzgerald Toussaint in 2011. And just the second since Mike Hart in 2007. An insane stat, but reality nonetheless. Part 1: Michigan's QB situation as strong as Jim Harbaugh has had Now, he's gone. And Michigan's running back stable features potential – but many questions. "It was (kind of) a taste of the end zone and I want to get back there," redshirt freshman Christian … [Read more...] about Michigan football loses RB production, welcomes talented youth
Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has to know that is he almost certainly not going to be the Democratic Party presidential nominee. That is not a huge knock on Castro. It’s math. More than 20 Democrats may well end up running. Only one can win. But it’s not just math. Castro’s path is harder than most. He’s never been a governor, senator or vice president. Every Democratic presidential nominee has servedin one of those three capacities since 1924. The 2020 field will include plenty of candidates with more polished résumés from which to choose.Story Continued Below Yes, Donald Trump proved the old rules don’t always apply. Maybe Castro cuts just the right profile for 2020. Maybe Democratic voters will see the grandson of immigrants as the perfect foil to America’s foremost champion of border walls. Maybe after months of bloodletting among the top-tier candidates, Castro’s … [Read more...] about Welcome to 2020, Julián Castro! Here’s How To Win by Losing.