Kingfisher weathers storm as sales increase overseas

first_img More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Thursday 2 December 2010 7:10 pm whatsapp KCS-content DIY RETAIL group Kingfisher said yesterday that sales in eastern Europe and France helped to bolster its business accounting for some 80 per cent of profits in the third quarter.The group said in a trading statement, total sales were broadly flat but that good international growth offset a fall in the UK where sales were down 4.2 per cent in the quarter and where it said it was facing the toughest trading conditions in around three and half years. But this was offset by sales in France, which saw 1.8 per cent growth, Poland and a recovery in sales in China. Kingfisher said the 8.2 per cent rise in retail profit to £240m was also driven by continued cost cutting measures across the group. The company’s net cash balance saw a significant improvement at £203m, up from £19m at the end of the previous quarter. Ian Cheshire, group chief executive, said the UK?DIY market was likely to shrink by two to three per cent next year as consumers worry about higher taxes and public spending cuts. But he added: “We are well prepared to trade effectively in these challenging times and we continue to lay solid foundations for sales and profit growth in the future.” whatsapp Kingfisher weathers storm as sales increase overseas Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc ( Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is a mortgage banking institution in Nigeria offering mortgage lending and lines of credit. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

HF Group Limited ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgHF Group Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about HF Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Friday Funnies – Jamie Helleur scores freak Newcastle try after multiple rebounds

first_imgFriday Mar 15, 2013 Friday Funnies – Jamie Helleur scores freak Newcastle try after multiple rebounds Here is a very quick look at a bizarre try that was scored by Jamie Helleur of Newcastle Falcons last Friday night. Scored against Bedford Blues in the RFU Championship, the try reiterated yet again why one should always chase a penalty kick. A penalty from Kiwi Jimmy Gopperth sailed the distance but hit the upright, the crossbar, and then the upright again before it landed back in play, as the Bedford players stood a bit shellshocked.Helleur was on the scene in a flash and took full advantage of the situation, snapping up the bouncing ball to score a try that proved crucial in his team’s 17-15 victory.“I have never seen anything like that on a rugby field, especially the ball bouncing off all three posts,” said team mate Ryan Shortland as he tried to wrap his head around what he saw.“We are always told to chase every kick and you have to give Jamie huge credit for that, but I am sure he will admit there was a dose of luck when you consider how extraordinary a score it was.“To be in the right spot at the right time I suppose is the one bit you can control, and he did do that, so fair play to him,” Shortland added.The win ensured the Falcons ended the season at the top of the RFU Championship.View the related posts for some similarly amazing tries from years gone by! Post brought to you by MKN – find the best workout programs hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Tervahovi Silos / PAVE Architects

first_img Project Management Consultant:Devecon Group LtdStructural Design:Ramboll Finland OyHvac Design:Insinööritoimisto Taltekon OyElectrical Engineering:Insinööritoimisto Taltekon OyArea And Ground Engineering:Geobotnia OyClient:Kalevala Rakennus OyCity:OuluCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Arno de la ChapelleRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. A whole new life was given to the area of Toppilansalmi in Oulu, Finland as the mid-century cylindrical grain silos, the landmark structure of the area, was transformed into a contemporary residential building. The nature of the project changed early on as most of the old structures had to be dismantled due to their poor condition. As stipulated by the town plan, as much of the original outer silo aesthetic as possible was recreated. This reimagining allowed for a vast variety of layouts within; from smart one-bedroom flats to neo-lofts up to three level lofts can be found within the building with a total of 95 apartments.Save this picture!Site PlanThe round silo structures became utilized as varyingly sized balcony zones. The balcony openings are enhanced with metal trelliswork that maintains the round shape of the silos while providing sufficient privacy. The trelliswork blocks part of the direct sunlight yet is still sparse enough to let light pass and allow views through to the landscape. Together with varying zones of glazed and open, low and full-height, the balconies are vastly multifunctional, true extensions of the apartments. A mainly rectangular dark extension expands the silo structure naturally within the reimagined plot. At the top, a joint-use sauna and roof terrace can be found. The extension’s contemporary facade was executed with reflective black and grey facade glass with subtle coloured jetties providing structure and relating to the elements of the courtyard.Save this picture!© Arno de la ChapelleThe courtyard offers intriguing views of the structure and its colourful fire escape and refined, contrasting materials around create a truly memorable space. Here, the dialogue of the building masses representative of three different eras is on full display. The first two floors out of thirteen consists of neo-lofts with galleries, with spacious, five-meter-high open living spaces. The galleries were designed efficient and practical, and are mainly in bedroom use. This allowed for the top seven floor apartments to have an open height of 3,2 meters. Throughout the building, the large sweeping expanses of windows allow plenty of light to enter the apartments. As the glass starts from the floor level, the floors receive most of the light and reflect it further into the structure.Save this picture!© Arno de la ChapelleThe windows and glazed surfaces were designed in close cooperation with a manufacturer with similar interests to create something new and unique allowing as unobstructed views as possible yet practicality through-out. In keeping with the original industrial atmosphere of the area, the raw, in-situ cast concrete surfaces are a vivid element throughout the interior of the building. The corridors’ industrial design combined with contemporary solutions and materials creates a unique, hotel-like feel. The possibility of purchasing an apartment in a semi-finished state proved also popular. This gave the owners greater freedom in defining the final layout, fixtures and finishes of their new home.Save this picture!© Arno de la ChapelleSave this picture!Regular Floor PlanSave this picture!© Arno de la ChapelleProject gallerySee allShow lessLaser-Cut Mini Architecture Masterworks As Wall HooksArchitecture News35th Street / TEGETSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Oulu, FinlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share The Tervahovi Silos / PAVE ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Tervahovi Silos / PAVE Architects Apartments Architects: PAVE Architects Area Area of this architecture project Finland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Arno de la Chapelle+ 22Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Lead Architects: CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•Oulu, Finland 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Year:  Manufacturers: Cembrit, Klas1-yhtiöt, Profin, Amkel, Covering Chile, Milliken, PP-Fasadi Photographs Area:  7700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePAVE ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseOuluFinlandPublished on January 28, 2018Cite: “The Tervahovi Silos / PAVE Architects” 28 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?芬兰仓筒公寓 / PAVE Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Pave Mikkonen, Kai Ruuhonen, Marttiina Vierimaa, Pekka Tuominen The Tervahovi Silos / PAVE Architects Photographs:  Arno de la Chapelle Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

The (Help!) I-Don’T-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management

first_img [amzn_product_post] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Newscenter_img The (Help!) I-Don’T-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Juneteenth parade in Houston

first_imgPhoto: Shana RichardsonFrom the very serious to the celebratory, Juneteenth activities are taking place all over Texas. There are barbecues, rodeos, oratory contests, parades, public concerts and forums. Juneteenth celebrates news of freedom from slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.In Houston, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement and Kids Against the Death Penalty joined a citywide parade to Emancipation Park where a festival with food, music and speakers was held on on June 14.This year is the 142nd celebration of Juneteenth in Emancipation Park.The land for Emancipation Park was purchased in 1878 by Rev. Jack Yates and his congregation at Houston’s oldest Black church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, so Houstonians could celebrate Juneteenth. At that time almost all Houston parks were segregated and off-limits to African Americans. This park was later donated to the city of Houston in 1916, but still remains an integral spot for African-American activities.In 1980, Texas State Rep. Al Edwards successfully sponsored a bill declaring Juneteenth a state holiday. This was the first emancipation celebration granted official state recognition. Now over 40 states celebrate Juneteenth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Taryn Fivek: Build a Leninist party – disciplined yet adaptive

first_imgTaryn FivekThis talk introduced the First Plenary of the Workers World Party national conference in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 18.It’s been a wild year for everyone. We started off seeing thousands in the streets for Jan. 20, when Trump was sworn in as president of the United States. What has followed is a year of historic fightback.Starting with J20, when protesters militantly raised the banner of anti-racism, anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism, we have seen our class take the streets again and again to try and push back whatever avalanche of terror this regime sends our way.The JFK and Hands off Syria mobilizations are good examples. Charlottesville, Va., is a good example. Durham, N.C., is a great example. And while our presence in the streets has been militant, immediate and vanguard-like in its formation, it has not stopped the response of the state, which has likewise been forceful.More than 200 protesters were kettled and arrested on J20. They are facing up to 80 years in jail on felony riot charges. Our comrades and friends from Jacksonville to New York were beaten and arrested for insisting that the U.S. must keep its filthy hands off Syria.We watched bricks thrown, hammers literally falling on us, gas and a murder happen in Charlottesville.I remember sitting on the B38 bus crying as I watched my comrades arrested in Durham. I remember hearing them chant as they were led away in handcuffs, my heart heavy with pride and love.Now, in the news, I see that the ruling class wants to accuse me and my people of being puppets of some foreign government. They are reviving the old red-baiting tactics of the 1950s, insisting that nobody has anything to complain about in a white-settler nation founded on genocide and slavery — it must be bankrolled by Russia.Our class struggles against gentrification, poverty, addiction, incarceration, the racist police — and things seem to get harder and harder. So, in the depth of this despair, so deep in the belly of the beast, what gives us hope?As revolutionaries, we know that we will win. Revolutionary optimism is looking at the world around us and knowing for sure that this can’t continue indefinitely. As dialectical materialists, we know that everything in this world is in a constant process of change, that this can’t continue forever. It’s scientific.But when we stand in the streets and chant, “I believe that we will win,” we are chanting with hope in our hearts. It’s a feeling in your chest, that dizzy love for our class.So, in spite of all this pain, what makes someone viewing 2017 feel a sense of deep pride and love in the revolution that took place in Russia 100 years ago? It was not the first revolution where oppressed people threw off their chains. It was certainly not the last.The challenges we face seem gargantuan. But our class has faced all this and more and achieved real victories. They have shown us the way. Their battles won and incredible odds surmounted give us hope. We have no choice but to succeed. It’s not socialism or barbarism, it’s socialism or death to my comrades.When we talk about the Russian Revolution, or the Haitian Revolution, the incredible Vietnamese victory over U.S. imperialism, Mao winning decades of struggle, Fidel arriving in Havana victorious, the Soviet flag hoisted over the Reichstag during the liberation of Berlin, we are talking about family history.In Russia, the peasantry and working class were hardly literate, and lived in the most squalid of conditions. They were in the middle of what was then the bloodiest war in all of European history, with youth after youth being sent to the front to die the most undignified and useless of deaths. There were no laws to protect people’s right to assemble, their right to free speech, etc. How then, did our forces win the sweetest of victories in 1917?It was because they were organized. They were a tightly disciplined and yet totally adaptive organization, a Leninist party — the first — led by the best and brightest of the working class and oppressed. They smashed through whatever the ruling class put in their path because the Soviet Union was a revolution whose time had come. The people had no choice but to get organized.Moreover, they understood the dire necessity for the vanguard to win the trust of the working class and oppressed. By raising the banner of peace, land and bread, through tireless militant effort and organizing, through an untold body count, the Bolsheviks helped deliver a power to the world that would defeat Nazi Germany and, by its very nature, enforce a balance of power that resulted in peaceful development and progressive gains throughout the world.It’s only through organization, through the party form, that we can accomplish our history’s most necessary task: smashing white supremacy, abolishing capitalism and the immediate implementation of socialism. The stakes are too high to discount organization. I’m not overstating our situation to say that humanity stands at the brink of destruction.It’s our job, those of us who are revolutionaries, to band together and slay this beast. No one else will do this. It really is up to us.I remember what Comrade Larry Holmes said at our open house in New York a few weeks ago — a party like ours is able to accomplish so much with small numbers because we are organized. We strategize. We tirelessly have each other’s backs.They’ve been telling me that socialism is dead since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but we see quite clearly in 2017 that the very idea of socialism still invigorates our class and strikes terror into the hearts of our enemies.We must take ourselves and our task seriously. The incredible growth of this party in this phase is a vindication and affirmation of our line on the national question and special oppression, our analysis of capitalism at a dead end and our culture of consultation. Every new candidate, every new friend, every new subscriber or reader of our newspaper is a vote of confidence from our class.I look at the incredible caliber of my comrades who have been in this struggle for decades or just a few months and I feel confidence. We are an educated, dedicated, loving, contemplative and militant cadre. I look at the hundreds of thousands who have taken to the streets against white supremacy with love and hope. On the anniversary of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, looking at their conditions and ours, I believe we are again coming up on a turning point in history.As Comrade Larry said at the last conference, this Trump presidency has really ripped the mask off capitalism. The youth is at a record with its distrust and hatred of this death machine. We may indeed have the opportunity to avenge Fred Hampton, but only if we organize to build a revolutionary, combat-ready party. The future is ours to win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Five takeaways from TCU’s close call against Kansas, 24-23

first_imgGarrett Podell Garrett Podell Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Garrett Podell Facebook Previous articleMusic Around Fort Worth – CIITYNext articleMeditation group aims to reduce stress, anxiety and improve sleep Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Garrett Podell Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier printTCU and Kansas battled back and forth in a sloppy, defense-dominated contest Saturday afternoon, but the Frogs survived, 24-23 after the Jayhawks missed a 54-yard field goal with two seconds left. All five Big 12 meetings have been decided by 14 points or less. TCU now holds a 21-8-4 series advantage over KU.Here are five takeaways from the Frogs’ performance.1.Turnovers haunt the FrogsTCU head coach Gary Patterson said that Kenny Hill and the TCU offense needed to limit their first half mistakes. That was not the case in the first 30 minutes in Lawrence. Both of the Horned Frogs’ first two drives of the game ended in quarterback Kenny Hill turning the ball over.On the first drive of the game, Hill misfired on comeback route to Jaelan Austin, and Jayhawks cornerback Brandon Stewart picked off the pass.On the very next drive, TCU right tackle Aviante Collins got beat around the edge by Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., who then hit an unsuspecting Hill. Armstrong Jr.’s blindside hit resulted in a fumble by Hill, which ended up in the hands of Jayhawks defensive end Damani Mosby for Hill’s second turnover.In the second half, Hill threw two more interceptions. However, one of them was not his fault, as his pass was deflected up into the air and then caught by a member of the Jayhawk secondary.For TCU to win by more comfortable margins, they’ll need to cut down on their mistakes.2.TCU Defense forced early turnovers Defense has been an issue for the Horned Frogs all year, but they were not the problem Saturday. The Horned Frogs have picked off Kansas’ new starting quarterback Ryan Willis three times, with linebacker Travin Howard intercepting a pass in the first quarter, and safety Nick Orr picking off Willis’ passes in both quarters, in addition to a Matt Boeson forced fumble and another Nick Orr interception.TCU’s three first-half interceptions, two by Nick Orr and one by Travin Howard, surpassed its season total (two) entering the game.Orr is the first Horned Frog with two interceptions in a game since Sam Carter at Texas in 2014.Josh Carraway totaled a game-high and career-best three sacks, including two on the final drive. Carraway now leads TCU with 4 1/2  sacks on the season.If the Horned Frog defense continues their dominance, it won’t matter how many points Hill and Co. score.3.Kyle Hicks is the lone bright spot TCU running back Kyle Hicks is the only player with both 300 yards receiving and rushing in the nation, and he picked up the Horned Frogs’ first touchdown on a three-yard plunge. Hicks has also picked up a handful of third-and-shorts that have kept TCU drives going. He finished the game with 104 yards rushing on just 18 carries, good for 5.8 yards a touch.Hicks surpassed the 100-yard mark for the second time in his career.Look for the Horned Frogs offense to feature Hicks the rest of the season.4.Kenny Hill struggles throwing, but redeems himself runningAfter struggling in the first half against Arkansas and SMU, Kenny Hill’s first half woes have continued against Kansas. His two turnovers, plus a number of overthrows and inaccurate passes have held the TCU attack back against the Jayhawks. However, he did have an 18-yard rushing touchdown that gave the Frogs their 14-10 halftime lead.Kenny Hill’s 18-yard scoring run was his seventh rushing touchdown of the season, tying him with Hicks for the team lead.Kenny Hill sprints into the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown against Kansas.Photo Courtesy of Playmakers KUIn the second half, Hill picked up more yards through the air, finishing with 206 yards, but just the lone first quarter touchdown pass to Jaelan Austin.Austin’s 25-yard touchdown reception from Hill marked his third straight game with a scoring grab. He now has four on the season and six in his career.In order for the offense to develop more consistency, Hill needs to be more accurate on his short to intermediate throws, which will give the Frogs more rhythm on offense.5.Kansas controled time of possessionDespite TCU forcing four Jayhawk turnovers, Kansas led TCU in time of possession by more than 10 minutes, 35:07 to 24:53. The Horned Frogs’ offense needs to hold onto the ball longer in order to shorten games and ease the burden on Kenny Hill and the offense. + posts TAGSphotos ReddIt Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

Grilling Right and Eating Right

first_imgRestaurant Cover Column 3 Grilling Right and Eating Right Slater’s 50/50 Chef Brad Lyons talks new menu offerings and top tips on grilling the best burger. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 5:39 pm Business News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Slater’s 50/50’s Executive Chef Brad LyonsSlater’s 50/50 may be best known for its signature “50/50 Burger” made of 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef, but for those seeking something different, Slater’s offers an extensive selection of food choices sure to please everyone.Executive Chef Brad Lyons explains, “While our over the top burgers definitely take center stage, our menu has numerous options that appeal to everybody. For example, our Design It menu allows guests to truly customize their dining experience. They can choose from literally hundreds of combinations of burgers, salads, and sandwiches to not only suit their personal taste, but also accommodate any dietary restrictions.”In addition, Slater’s also offers a gluten free menu that highlights which dishes meet the requirements of guests who need to avoid gluten. “Of course, we also have classic American favorites including our Old Timey burger as well as our Veggie Burger and World’s Best Turkey Burger,” says Lyons.Slater’s fans will also be interested in a couple of new additions to the menu including a deliciously light Kale Quinoa salad and Twice Grilled Grilled Cheese served with Tomato Basil soup.Why the menu update? Lyons tells us, “We listened to our guests and they were interested in seeing what other creations we could come up with, not only in terms of great burgers, but some lighter items that further expand people’s options when they eat here.”There’s something new on the dessert menu to look out for as well, says Lyons, “We have become known for our delicious Bacon Brownie, but this time we’re going to bring out a Bacon Blondie with a peanut butter frosting. It’s insane. Hey, everything in moderation, right?”To top it off, each month, Slater’s gets really creative, introducing a new Burger of the Month. Says Lyons, “Our Burger of the month for August was created in partnership with the Make-a-Wish and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this burger – the Supreme Nacho Burger – throughout the month will benefit the organization. I actually had the privilege of getting in the kitchen with Wish Kid, Justyn, to develop this burger that is based on his all-time favorite food – nachos. I’ll give you a hint: think of it as a chimichanga-style burger. Awesome.”The Supreme Nacho BurgerFor those who want to expand their grilling skills and produce a restaurant-quality burger at home, Chef Lyons shares his 10 Top Tips for a Better Burger:1. When you grill in the backyard, Charcoal is the way to go. It provides a greater depth of flavor than propane and isn’t as much of a hassle as you’d think. Put the lighter fluid down and try chimney starter instead so you taste the food, not the chemicals.2. Be sure to season your grill. Wipe it down with some cooking oil to avoid food from sticking and to jump start flavors.3. Using a variety of cuts, meats and grinds can truly transform the flavor profile of your burger. One of my favorite combinations is beef and sausage – either chorizo or Italian – it adds complex taste and is a great way to infuse regional or cultural flavors.4. Let your motto be “Let it Be” – Try not to overwork the meat when prepping and definitely don’t over season – good quality beef doesn’t require too much â€œdoctoring.”5. Flip no burger before its time. We all have our moments and so does your food, so don’t rush it.6. Don’t put a lid on it – to get a good char and that professional quality and taste, grill uncovered.7. Bacon makes it better. Trust me on this one.8. Think outside the bun. In other words, get creative. Burgers are probably one of the most versatile foods on the planet, so let your freak flag fly and pile on your favorite toppings.9. Toasted buns are the best buns. Toss them on the grill for a few seconds and change the way you view your bread.10. Use quality ingredients. All of these tips are useless unless you use quality product. This doesn’t mean expensive ingredients… it can be as simple as using fresh instead of frozen. Get the best your budget will allow.In addition to the delicious food, Slater’s 50/50 has also won rave reviews in the craft beer category, boasting one of the largest and most diverse selections of local and regional craft brews available. Slater’s takes its beer program so seriously that they even employ a Beermonger whose sole focus is seeking out the best, most unique new brews available to bring to Slater’s guests. The 100+ taps are in constant rotation and the restaurants’ Certified Beer Servers can help guests determine what beers pair best with their food selections or just introduce them to beers they haven’t tried before.So, how did Chef Lyons land this gig of dreaming up some of the wildest gourmet burgers in the industry?“I joined the company before we opened our first location in Anaheim Hills in 2009. Scott (Slater) and I went to college together, and I trained at Le Cordon Bleu to become a chef. I was brought on as executive chef to help develop the menu and expand the idea of the whole gourmet style, build-your-own burger concept that he developed,” says Lyons.As executive chef, Lyons is focused on menu development and continuing to push the culinary envelope in terms of developing innovative, delicious menu items for the brand as it expands into new markets.“For us, it is all about the guest experience and our number one goal is to ensure that from the way they are welcomed to the food they eat and the beers they drink that our guests feel as though they had a great time and that they treated themselves to a really great meal,” Lyons adds.No wonder everyone keeps coming back to Slater’s.Slater’s 50/50 Pasadena is located at 61 North Raymond Ave.To see what’s new with Slater’s check out or call (626) 765-9700 for more details. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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