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Casa Bonita files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A popular Colorado landmark has filed for bankruptcy amid the crippling COVID-19 crises. Casa Bonita has filed for Chapter 11 protection. Summit Family Restaurants, the company that owns the Lakewood restaurant, filed for Chapter 11 protection in Arizona April 6, according to court documents obtained by Denver7. The documents did not specify the exact amount of debt the company owes. However, the filing states that the company’s noncontingent liquated debts are below $7.5 million. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing offers a business time to reorganize their debts, not necessarily close for good. Casa Bonita has been closed during the pandemic, but recently announced that they would be reopening soon. No additional details were provided. CASA BONITA: The definitive guide to C...

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Travis Barker Tags Kourtney Kardashian In NSFW Sex Post On Instagram

Travis Barker is done keeping it PG while talking about girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian. In a recent photo he shared of himself playing the drums, the Blink-182 member included a very NSFW caption that was definitely about the reality star. “All day I dream about sex w/ you,” the drummer wrote. He also tagged Kardashian in the post, proving that subtlety isn’t his strong suit. While nothing could’ve prepared us for Barker’s unexpected and steamy caption, the 45-year-old drummer has made it very clear in recent weeks that his relationship with the Poosh founder is serious. On April 9, for example, People reported that the musician was photographed with a “Kourtney” tattoo located above his left nipple. It’s also likely that this is not the only tattoo that Barker has gotten in Kardashian’s h

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The hottest number in conservation is rooted more in politics than science

Amanda Northrop/VoxThe goal to protect 30 percent of the Earth is more arbitrary than you might think. Right now, in the conservation movement, a lot of people are fixated on a single number: 30. The US and more than 50 other countries have pledged to conserve 30 percent of their land and water by 2030 as a means to help thwart the biodiversity crisis. Biodiversity tends to increase with the area of land or water conserved, yet just 16 percent of global land is in protected areas today (in the US, it’s closer to 12 percent), according to the World Database on Protected Areas. Intact ecosystems also play a major role in mitigating climate change. As conservationists have recognized the importance of protecting rich ecosystems before they’re bulldozed, drained, deforested, or abandoned, “30

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Elon Musk asked Cathie Wood about the Buffett indicator flashing red. The Ark Invest chief is taking a closer look

Summary List Placement Elon Musk asked Cathie Wood about the Buffett indicator's record level. The Ark Invest chief said it was relatively low and justified by new technologies. Critics said that stocks are far more expensive now than in the late 1800s. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk recently asked Cathie Wood for her view on Warren Buffett's favorite indicator, which has surged to a record 200% and may be signaling a stock-market crash is around the corner. The star stock-picker initially dismissed the gauge as outdated, but told the Tesla boss on Sunday that her team will analyze it over the coming days. "@ARKInvest will research this metric pre-WWII to assess its validity," Wood tweeted. The Ark Invest chief disclosed the plan after suggesting the Buffett in...

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Trump said Anthony Fauci is ‘full of crap’ in an expletive-laden speech to Republican donors

Summary List PlacementFormer President Donald Trump used a 50-minute speech this weekend to attack a range of public figures including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who he accused of being "full of crap,"the Washington Post reported. Trump gave the rambling speech at his Mar-A-Lago resort on Saturday evening at an event for wealthy GOP donors, where he attacked Dr. Fauci, who helped co-ordinate the White House's coronavirus response and frequently drew President Trump's ire while he was in office. "Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?" Trump said of Fauci, according to the Post, which cited an attendee at the event. Trump also mocked Fauci's baseball skills, the Post and Politico reported, making a jibe at the ceremonial first pitch he threw last year at a game between the Washingt...

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County Championship round-up: Stunning Somerset comeback, Hampshire go big and snow stops play

Somerset defeated Middlesex at Lord’s in the County Championship (Picture: Getty)Somerset recovered from 89-9 in their first innings and produced a fourth-innings chase of 285 to beat Middlesex and complete a stunning comeback victory in their County Championship opener at Lord’s. Jason Kerr’s side, who reached the Bob Willis Trophy final last summer, trailed Middlesex by 224 when they lost their ninth wicket on day two, but numbers 10 and 11 Marchant de Lange and Jack Leach almost doubled Somerset’s total to stay in contention. Middlesex posted 313 in their first innings – largely thanks to opener Sam Robson’s brilliant 165 – but they were bowled out for just 143 second time around, setting Somerset 285 to win. Captain Tom Abell impressed with 84 and, although Middlesex reduced...

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The Sony SRS-RA5000 Is A Booming Luxury Speaker With Live Music Sound

Birds are chirping, the dandelions are in bloom and your friends are whining about how much the vaccine shot hurt their precious arms. It is with perfect timing, then, that Sony has just unveiled the SRS-RA5000, an ultra-powerful wireless speaker built for a world where people are once again free to drink and dance and go home with strangers without hazarding anything more noxious than a hangover or a venereal disease. Outfitted with a total of six 1.8-inch speakers arranged to deliver 360-degree audio, and a subwoofer to boot, the SRS-RA5000 combines the smart features and sleek design of a portable Bluetooth boombox with the razor-sharp sound quality and sonic range of a higher-end traditional stereo system.  And at just 10 pounds the SRS-RA5000 travels easily and is compact enough fit

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The Circle: ‘Felix’ star Natalya Platonova almost quit over Manrika Khaira betrayal

The Circle’s Natalya – aka Felix – almost quit over catfishing Manrika (Picture: Channel 4)The Circle’s Felix, aka Natalya Platonova, almost quit the show after her catfishing of Manrika Khaira became too much. The star eventually won the show in a tense final, beating her ‘Circle girlfriend’ to the £100,000 prize fund by appearing as paratrooper Felix. However, despite playing an incredible game, she told Metro.co.uk that there was a point she was very tempted to go home over the deception. ‘That day that Scott [Nanna Dot] came, I thought this won’t be worth it for how I’m feeling mentally,’ she said. ‘But there’s also a psychiatrist on call, she’s a lovely woman. She always talks to you and she puts it into perspective.  ‘Because when you’re in there, you start to overthin

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Tucker Carlson is repeatedly using his platform to downplay white supremacy and violence, critics say

Summary List PlacementIn the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, America's conservative movement faced a reckoning.  Rep. Liz Cheney, a leading voice on the GOP's moderate wing, called on Republicans to "make clear that we aren't the party of white supremacy." She pushed her party to reject the ideology espoused by some of the Donald Trump supporters who had attacked the seat of US democracy.  Yet on Fox News' top-rated show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight," the host went on to take a very different approach. Carlson has sought to downplay the threat from white nationalism, while also, say critics, continuing to push white nationalist narratives about migration and liberal elites.  In comments on his show last week Carlson appeared to endorse the white nationalist Great Replacement conspiracy ...

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Jerome Powell says Fed is doing lots of work on a digital dollar as policymakers warily eye China’s digital yuan

Summary List PlacementFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has said the US central bank is working hard on researching a potential digital dollar, as nervousness grows in some quarters about China's rapid development of its own digital currency. Powell told CBS's "60 minutes" in an interview aired Sunday the Fed is running a number of technological experiments looking at how exactly a digital dollar might work. "There are many subtle and difficult policy choices and design choices that you have to make. We're doing all that work." But Powell said no final decision has been made, adding that it would be an important step that required the involvement of the public and Congress. US officials are increasing their scrutiny of China's development of a digital yuan, Bloomberg reported Sund...

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1 arrested in Back of the Yards burglary

A person was arrested April 12, 2021 for burglarizing a store in Back of the Yards. | Sun-Times file photoA group broke the front window to a retail sporting store Monday in the 4600 block of South Halsted Street, police said. A person was taken into custody after a group burglarized a store early Monday in Back of the Yards on the South Side. About 2:20 a.m., a group broke the front window to a retail sporting store in the 4600 block of South Halsted Street and took merchandise from inside, Chicago police said. The group left with the merchandise and fled the scene in multiple vehicles, police said. A male was arrested near the incident, police said. Area One detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Vans & Noah Throw It Back to the ‘80s with Skate-Inspired Sneakers

Two coasts are uniting for a throwback pair of sneakers that might just make you wish you could break out your skateboard and play hooky again. Legendary sneaker purveyors Vans and groundbreaking NYC fashion label NOAH are teaming up on a revamped pair of kicks from the Vault by Vans collection, and they’re here just in time to give your spring footwear rotation quite the leg up. The sneakers, made exclusively for Vans, harken back to the brand’s California roots by updating the OG Style 24 LX in two bold color combos. Oh, and that throwback inspiration we mentioned earlier? Both colorways are straight out of the late ‘80s in a tribute to Venice and the city’s stature in the skate world. Or rather, the stature of the city’s curbs in the skate world. The Noah x Vans OG Style 24 LX featur...

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Melvin Capital takes a hit — Big hiring plans at Marcus — Goldman’s busy 3 months

Summary List PlacementGood morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today: Goldman Sachs reports earnings this week. We've got the rundown from analysts on what to look out for. William Blair is the latest Wall Street firm to shower young talent with perks in an effort to hold on to them.  We've got updates on how Lee Ainslie's Maverick Capital and Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital did in March.   If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals. Like the newsletter? Hate the newsletter? Feel free to drop me a line at ddefrancesco@businessinsider.com or on Twitter @DanDeFrancesco. Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital, which came under siege from Wall Street ...

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Apple is sending an exec to an antitrust hearing, following an awkward exchange of letters in which 2 senators accused it of refusing to attend

Summary List PlacementAfter an awkward exchange of letters between Apple and two Senators, the tech giant said Sunday that it would send an exec to an antitrust hearing scheduled for later this month. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook Friday, after the company reportedly refused to make anyone available for a hearing on competition in mobile-app stores. "A little more than two weeks before the planned hearing, Apple abruptly declared that it would not provide any witness," the senators wrote. "Apple's sudden change in course to refuse to provide a witness to testify ... is unacceptable." Apple said in a letter Sunday there had been a mistake, and that it had only been trying to ask for different dates. Read more: Clubhouse cofounder Paul Davison had another h...

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