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The Top 10 Fast Food Franchises Ranked By Profit Per Calorie (PPC)

New Post From The Franchise King® (Guest Post on the top 10 food franchises based on profit per calorie)Fast food restaurants are constantly opening in every neighborhood and corner of the United States. On road trips, no matter the state or city, it’s common to see dozens of fast-food joints along the highway. The reason so many locations of these fast food giants are open is because of franchising.At the same time, getting someone to open one of your restaurants and locally manage while f...
Tags: US, Sales, America, United States, Fast Food, Big Mac, Starbucks, Postmates, McDonald, University of Texas, Chick Fil, McDonald 's, Dunkin' Donuts, Franchises, Food and Drink Franchises, Fast Food Franchises


Tearful former University of Texas tennis coach gets 6 months in prison for role in college admissions scam

Former University of Texas men's tennis coach, Michael Center, was sentenced to six months in prison Monday for accepting $100,000 in bribes to tag fake recruit.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, University of Texas, Former University of Texas, Michael Center


UT Dallas scientists awarded CPRIT grants for lung, kidney cancer research

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded new grants totaling $1.8 million to two University of Texas at Dallas scientists for their research related to lung and kidney cancers.
Tags: Health, Dallas, University of Texas, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas


Jeff Bezos just pledged $10 billion to fight climate change. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the Amazon CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos is giving $10 billion to fight climate change by starting the Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon CEO announced on Instagram on Monday. Bezos is worth an estimated $130 billion now, making him the richest person in the world, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Bezos is roughly 48% richer than the British monarchy. He makes approximately $2,489 per second — more than twice what the median US worker makes in a week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University, Zimbabwe, Luxembourg, World Bank, Mars, Iceland, Jeff Bezos


An Online Collection of Mexican Cookbooks (1789-Present)

The University of Texas at San Antonio maintains a collection of over 2000 Mexican cookbooks dating from as far back as 1789 and a selection of those is available online. UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection is comprised of more than 2,000 cookbooks, from 1789 to the present, with most books dating from 1940-2000. In addition to broad general coverage, the collection includes concentrations in the areas of regional cooking, healthy and vegetarian recipes, corporate advertising cookbooks, and ma...
Tags: Mexico, San Antonio, Jason Kottke, UTSA, University of Texas


Scottie Scheffler on PGA Tour perks, the "throwback" club in his bag, and why he's holding off on a new ride

Fresh off a fantastic campaign on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, Scottie Scheffler found success on the PGA Tour right away in the fall. "You've got to take care of a lot more stuff on your own on the Korn Ferry vs. the PGA Tour," the reigning Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year told Golf Digest. The 23-year-old University of Texas product is currently the front-runner to win PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, but he's got a lot more on his mind like competing in a first World Golf Championship...
Tags: News, Golf, Pga Tour, Golf Digest, University of Texas, Scottie Scheffler


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


The Death of the Unitary Executive

As a practical matter, the theory of the unitary executive died today and we will all be better off for it.  In this interview with ABC News, Attorney General Barr obviously sought to quiet the turmoil inside his department by staking out an area for decision making independent of the President.  The problem is as it has been elaborated by many leading scholars, the unitary executive theory does not allow for this.  It is helpful to be familiar with the evolution of the theory to grasp the full ...
Tags: White House, Reagan, Branding, Alexander Hamilton, University of Texas, Barr, Stephen Griffin, Barr In


A celebration of the life and work of Gabriel García Márquez

photo by Maria Mendez In 2014 the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas acquired the archive of the Nobel Prize winning Latin American literary superstar Gabriel García Márquez. In 2015 the archive was opened to researchers and quickly became one of the Ransom Center’s most accessed collections. Passport, 1955-1991 In 2017 an online archive of over 25,000 items from the collection was released into the world and now, for the first time, an exhibit of almost 300 items from the mome...
Tags: Books, Exhibits, Mexico City, Libraries, Gabriel García Márquez, Pablo Neruda, University of Texas, Harry Ransom Center, Museo de Arte Moderno, Special Collections, Maria Mendez, In the Stacks, Latin American Literature, Demetres Geros


In New Hampshire, a Third-Place Finish Could Still Be a ‘Win’

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Get Jonathan Bernstein’s newsletter every morning in your inbox. Click here to subscribe.Here’s a guess for you: Things have now aligned to make the “winner” of the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday … whichever candidate finishes third. And that’s not entirely crazy.Yes, primaries can be weird, especially the early ones. Media reaction matters, and the media doesn’t always give the biggest stories to the candidate who gets the most votes. In fact, Pete Buttigieg basically “...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Republican Party, Biden, Bloomberg LP, Michael Bloomberg, Vermont, San Antonio, Bernie Sanders, Clinton


The Big Losers of the New Hampshire Debate

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- So I was wrong. Really wrong. I said on Friday morning that it was unlikely that Pete Buttigieg’s rivals on the Democratic debate stage in New Hampshire on Friday night would be eager to attack him. I also predicted that generally we might see relatively few fireworks.But especially in the first hour (and, to be fair, often in response to moderator questions), it was perhaps the most contentious presidential debate of the cycle. There were plenty of hits on the former Sout...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Ukraine, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos


JM Coetzee: South Africa’s gift to the world

Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man The post JM Coetzee: South Africa’s gift to the world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Amsterdam, Literature, Friday, Doris Lessing, Nobel prize for literature, University of Texas, University of Cape Town, Coetzee, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, JM Coetzee, Njabulo Ndebele, Waiting for the Barbarians, South Africa (country


Jeff Bezos just cashed in $1.8 billion in Amazon stock. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos just cashed in $1.8 billion of Amazon stock after a spike in share prices last week. The Amazon CEO is worth an estimated $126 billion now, making him the richest person in the world, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Bezos is roughly 36% richer than the British monarchy. He makes approximately $2,489 per second — more than twice what the median US worker makes in a week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos just cashed in $1.8 b...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University, Luxembourg, World Bank, Estonia, Mars, Iceland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle


UTA study examines potential sources of groundwater contamination in private wells

A study led by environmental researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington suggests a disconnect between the perception of groundwater contamination and the extent to which that contamination is attributable to oil and natural gas extraction.
Tags: Science, UTA, Arlington, University of Texas


Researchers brighten path for creating new type of MRI contrast agent

University of Texas at Dallas researchers are breathing new life into an old MRI contrast agent by attaching it to a plant virus and wrapping it in a protective chemical cage. The novel strategy is aimed at developing a completely organic and biodegradable compound that would eliminate the need to use heavy metals such as gadolinium in contrast agents.
Tags: Science, Dallas, University of Texas


Biden Opens Lead in Texas While Support in South Carolina Slips

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden is opening a daunting lead over the rest of the field in the March 3 Texas primary, but his advantage has slipped in South Carolina, where the primary later this month is crucial for his campaign, according to two polls released Sunday.The former vice president leads Senator Bernie Sanders, his closest competitor, in Texas by 17 points in a poll by the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler.The good news for Biden in one of the biggest “Super Tuesday” s...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Biden, Bloomberg LP, Michael Bloomberg, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders, Dallas Morning News, Courier, Sanders, Tom Steyer


The Republican Impeachment Failure Isn’t About Witnesses

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Get Jonathan Bernstein’s newsletter every morning in your inbox. Click here to subscribe.With Senator Lamar Alexander's announcement Thursday night that he would vote against calling witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, it appears that the Senate will wrap things up quickly. The last remaining question seems to be whether the final votes to acquit will come Friday evening or later in the night. Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah...
Tags: Utah, News, California, Senate, Bloomberg, Maine, Alaska, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP, Susan Collins, Vermont, San Antonio, Kamala Harris


Remain in Mexico: 80% of migrants in Trump policy are victims of violence

Asylum seekers sent to Mexico to wait US court hearings under Trump scheme routinely targeted for abduction, survey findsA staggering 80% of asylum seekers sent to Mexico to await US court hearings report being victims of violence, according a survey by Doctors Without Borders (MSF).In one month – October – three-quarters of asylum seekers seen by MSF physicians in Nuevo Laredo reported having been kidnapped for ransom, according to the figures released on Wednesday.Some 44% of MSF patients also...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, Syria, Afghanistan, United States, Msf, Trump, Martin, University of Texas, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Laredo, Zetas, Stephanie Leutert, Mexico Security Initiative, Sergio Martín


Here We Have It. The Trump Impeachment Smoking Gun.

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Get Jonathan Bernstein’s newsletter every morning in your inbox. Click here to subscribe.President Donald Trump’s team opened its impeachment-trial defense in the Senate on Saturday morning. I was wrong about how the president’s lawyers would go about the job. I had suspected that they would use a tantrum to rally Republicans to their side, but it turned out that Republican Senators had their tantrum late Friday night when they chose to be outraged that the lead House impe...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, New York Times, World Health Organization, Republican, Bolton, Donald Trump


The Unspoken Charge That Should Doom Trump: Lawlessness

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- For three days, the House managers serving as prosecutors in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump set out the details of his effort to strong-arm Ukraine into aiding his 2020 re-election, and then argued that those details constitute reason to remove him from office. They made a strong case. Using the power of the presidency to push a foreign power to smear a political opponent is an abuse of that power, a “high crime and misdemeanor” in the constitutiona...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, China, Russia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, House, New York Times, Cuba, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP, San Antonio, Trump


this was a good week

This was a good week! Here’s why:• I received some good news on the work front, Alex is back in the swing of things at school, and life finally feels like it’s settling down a bit. Big sigh.• People. This snoring hummingbird is my new favourite thing on the entire internet.• I’d never heard of rainbow eucalyptus before — had you?• My friend Brené is doing the commencement address at the University of Texas this May, a...
Tags: Photography, Alex, This Was A Good Week, Justin, University of Texas, Sohn, Brené, Justin •


A “view” from the courtroom: The daily grind

As the first substantive day of the impeachment trial wore on, and on, from yesterday into the early morning hours of today, one cable-TV pundit suggested that Chief Justice John Roberts might not feel compelled to attend today’s oral argument in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, an important case about government aid to religious education. That seemed most unlikely, although other thoughts went through my mind. One was a remark by the late Justice Antonin Scalia during arguments over ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Montana, Senate, Nbc News, Austin, Bill Clinton, Salem, Donald Trump, Sarah, Antonin Scalia, Scott, John Roberts, Emma, Roberts


Trump’s Lawyers Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Going into the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, I wondered how serious the defense would be. The answer — at least during the first hours of Day 1 — was that Trump’s lawyers might as well have used random sound bites from a third-tier radio talk show host.Harsh? Yes, and deservedly so.How can anyone be less than harsh about an opening presentation in the Senate debate over trial procedures, from experienced attorneys like Jay Sekulow and Pat A. Cipollone, that ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP, San Antonio, Clinton


Four Big Things to Watch For as Impeachment Trial Begins

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Get Jonathan Bernstein’s newsletter every morning in your inbox. Click here to subscribe.After the formalities last week, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday will begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump for real. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has prepared a plan for how the Senate will proceed, which is in many ways similar to what the Senate agreed to in 1999 for the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. But in several ways, it departs from that precedent....
Tags: News, Senate, Bloomberg, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Northern Ireland, Mitch McConnell, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP, San Antonio, Trump, John Roberts, U S Senate, Roberts


There’s Light But No Heat at Latest Democratic Debate

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The last Democratic presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses demonstrated one thing above all: The candidates’ strategists have learned the lesson of every previous campaign in which two leading candidates in a multi-candidate race engaged in serious negative campaigning, only to find both of them destroyed.That was the story, for example, of Howard Dean and Richard Gephardt in 2004, when those two Democrats attacked each other bitterly only to see Massachusetts Senato...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, California, Mexico, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Iran, Afghanistan, Canada, Iowa, Middle East, Marco Rubio


Flood risk data to be made publicly available to shed light on housing impacts

First Street Foundation, a non-profit climate research organization, will share flood risk data with both academic researchers and the general public.
Tags: Data, Industry News, News Brief, Regulations, Austin, First Street Foundation, Flooding, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Matthew Eby, University of Texas


Jeff Bezos is facing backlash for Amazon's donation of only $690,000 to Australian wildfire recovery. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos is facing backlash after announcing that Amazon would be donating only $690,000 to Australian wildfire recovery, despite his $117 billion net worth and Amazon's $936 billion market cap. As Aaron Holmes reported for Business Insider, that amount is less than what Bezos makes in five minutes. The Amazon CEO is worth an estimated $117 billion, making him the richest person in the world, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Bezos is roughly 28% richer than the Br...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University, Luxembourg, Warren Buffett, World Bank, Mars, Iceland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Alice Walton


Report: Rams, Cowboys both want Stan Drayton as RBs coach

The Cowboys and Rams both covet the service of Stan Drayton as their running backs coach. Hall of Famer Gil Brandt of NFL Media reports that the teams “appear to be a in a war” for Drayton. Drayton is the associate head coach and run game coordinator at the University of Texas, where he has coached since 2017.
Tags: News, Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys, University of Texas, NFL Media, Stan Drayton, Rams Cowboys, Hall of Famer Gil Brandt, Drayton Drayton


Team's fabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have demonstrated a technique in the lab for fabricating tiny strands of collagen called fibrils to facilitate further research on the eye's repair process. The method was detailed in a new study published in the December issue of the journal Biomedical Microdevices. The study was funded in part by a $1.8 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant.
Tags: Science, Dallas, University of Texas


Maybe Pelosi’s Impeachment Delay Is Working

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- One striking thing about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to delay sending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate is that she doesn’t actually have any real leverage. Senate Republicans are free to ignore the articles passed by Democrats in the House of Representatives on Dec. 18. Indeed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that’s exactly what he’s doing. Pelosi’s move calls to mind the threat by Sheriff Bart in “Blazing Saddl...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Maine, Alaska, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, National Security, Pentagon, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi