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Butterfly Equity to Purchase Qdoba

Butterfly Equity to Purchase Qdoba

Butterfly Equity, a Beverly Hills-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, has entered into a definitive agreement with funds managed by Apollo Global Management to acquire Qdoba. Qdoba, which is based in San Diego, is a Mexican fast-casual restaurant chain that has expanded through franchised locations. Alternative asset manager King Street Capital Management …

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Mass Outdoor Enthusiast, 22, Killed By Lightning Strike While Camping In Wyoming

Mass Outdoor Enthusiast, 22, Killed By Lightning Strike While Camping In Wyoming

A Massachusetts family is mourning the loss of their 22-year-old son who was struck by lightning and killed during an outdoors course in Wyoming. John “Jack” Murphy was struck by lightning while camping in the Absaroka Mountains on Tuesday, Aug. 2, according to a release from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Murphy was attending …

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Can Your International Vacation and Tourism Shape Politics?

Can Your International Vacation and Tourism Shape Politics?

Christopher Endy argues for more access to international travel, as tourism has, historically, “instilled a sense of which foreign places matter to the United States.” Courtesy of AP Images. by Christopher Endy | August 15, 2022 As the United States sends stockpiles of weapons to Ukraine, another transatlantic mobilization is underway. Freed from two years …

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Thailand economy grows at fastest pace in year on tourism rebound |  Business and Economy

Thailand economy grows at fastest pace in year on tourism rebound | Business and Economy

The southeast Asian nation’s economy grows 2.5 percent in the June quarter following the easing of pandemic curbs. Thailand’s economy expanded at the fastest pace in a year in the second quarter as eased COVID-19 restrictions boosted activity and tourism, but multiyear high inflation and China’s slowdown remain a drag on the nascent recovery. The …

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Heat, drought rekindle huge wildfire in southwest France – Expat Guide to France

Heat, drought rekindle huge wildfire in southwest France – Expat Guide to France

A fire that destroyed thousands of hectares of tinder-dry forest in southwest France has flared again amid a fierce drought and the summer’s latest wave of extreme heat, officials said Wednesday. An additional 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) of pine forest have burned in the so-called Landiras blaze since Tuesday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of around …

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India at 75: Kashmir needed healthcare and we filled that gap

India at 75: Kashmir needed healthcare and we filled that gap

Jammu and Kashmir LG, Manoj Sinha recently inaugurated a 150-bedded super specialty hospital in Nowgam, Kashmir. The Ujala Cygnus Kashmir Superspeciality Hospital will bring state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to a conflict-prone region besides generating employment for the local people. India Narrative speaks with Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, on the motivation …

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Focus on Passenger Vessels – Baird Maritime

Focus on Passenger Vessels – Baird Maritime

Interestingly, electric-powered vessels figure prominently in this month’s focus on the passenger vessel sector, indicating operators’ growing preference for low-emission propulsion systems. These vessels include ferries and tour boats in service in Western Europe, India, and New Zealand. Ferries • Ro-Pax • Marine Tourism • Cruise • River/Lake Operations Cruise ships are also included in …

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Thailand to Boost Digital Volunteer Networking – OpenGov Asia

Thailand to Boost Digital Volunteer Networking – OpenGov Asia

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) recently launched a ground-breaking Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology that incorporates technology modules with psychology, in an emerging field known as cyberpsychology. According to the Program Leader, “Cyberpsychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes in the context of human-technology interaction. The focus …

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‘The Last Tourist’ Movie Will Make You Approach Travel Differently

‘The Last Tourist’ Movie Will Make You Approach Travel Differently

You may have a niggling suspicion that the tourism industry is in bad shape. But until you watch “The Last Tourist,” a new documentary film, it may be difficult to pinpoint what exactly feels so uncomfortable about it. The film, written and directed by Tyson Sadler and produced by Bruce Poon Tip (also the founder …

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