Marlowe Is Opening a Cow Hollow Outpost This Fall – Eater SF

Big Night Restaurant Group, owned by Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas, is expanding its stable of restaurants with the addition of Cow Marlowe, located in — you guessed it — Cow Hollow. The group’s other restaurants include Marlowe, Petit Marlowe, Leo’s Oyster Bar, Park Tavern, the Cavalier, and Marianne’s, all of which are known for stylish, lively atmospheres.

The punnily named restaurant will be an extension of the ever-popular original Marlowe in SoMa, making a new life for itself in the former location of now-closed Eastside West at 3145 Fillmore St. The former rowdy nightlife destination will become a sleek, more grown-up affair with many of Marlowe’s bistro-style details, and nods to chef Jennifer Puccio’s signature Marlowe dishes (hopefully including that burger). The chef is also planning dishes specific to the neighborhood, only available at Cow Hollow.

When it opens in September, the addition will add to Cow Hollow’s growing reputation as a chic dining destination, taking into account the recent opening of Bar Crenn, and impending opening of NYC’s obsessively beloved Shake Shake. It’s also very close to Balboa Cafe, a neighborhood staple for Chardonnay and brunch, and a place that James Nicholas says is close to his heart.

“We are so excited to bring the Marlowe concept to Cow Hollow, a neighborhood my family has been frequenting for generations,” said Nicholas in a release. “I was a regular at Balboa Cafe, as was my father and my grandfather before him, and I’m sure our son, Leo, will be too.”

Stay tuned for more details on Cow Marlowe as they become available.

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Farms under question with cow disease Mycoplasma bovis explode to exceed MPI estimates –

National's Nathan Guy has doubts about whether Mycoplasma bovis can be eradicated

Ministry officials are scrambling to update estimates of farms infected with a cow disease after property numbers under question exploded in the last week from 129 to 299 farms.

Two further farms were confirmed in the last day with Mycoplasma bovis, in Oamaru and Southland, bringing the total to 38. This is on top of  a sheep and beef farm near Cheviot in North Canterbury added to the list on Wednesday after the disease was found to be detected in the region for the first time.

However, its seems property numbers “of interest” have jumped including those under controls restricting the movement of any risk goods, including animals, on or off the property.

Framers are worried that farms with cow disease Mycoplasma bovis are increasing.


Framers are worried that farms with cow disease Mycoplasma bovis are increasing.

National’s Primary Industries spokesman Nathan Guy said he had doubts about whether the disease could be eradicated “but it will be up to the science”.

READ MORE: Cattle disease Mycoplasma found on North Canterbury farm

He criticised the response for being too slow. “Compensation has been too slow, farmers are really starting to hurt and the banks are circling,” Guy said.

Tracking of the cattle disease showed that more farms than previously expected were likely to be affected, said Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “While we always expected to find more properties, officials tell me that the numbers will likely exceed their earlier modelling. That modelling work is continuing and we will have a clearer picture in the next couple of weeks.”

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) officials told a Parliamentary select committee on Thursday the disease was likely to have been in New Zealand since December 2015. 

However it was not officially detected through testing until July 21 last year on a South Canterbury farm belonging to Aad and Wilma va Leeuwen. 

Head of Biosecurity NZ Roger Smith said the last week had changed everything in relation to the disease because of the jump in farm numbers under question.

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“We are still identifying farms and getting closer to making a decision about eradication.”

In the meantime MPI was still working through compensation payments to farmers. Director of response Geoff Gwyn said the time it took to prepare a compensation application varied from 48 hours through to as much as four months.

Much depended on the accuracy of the records kept by farmers.

O’Connor said tests so far showed all of the infected properties were connected in some way.

This indicated that there were no fresh incursions from other sources.

“The tracing of Mycoplasma bovis is made harder by the poor use of the national animal tracing system (Nait),” said O’Connor. “We could have tracked this more quickly if the system had been used properly. The previous Government’s inaction, lack of enforcement and promotion of Nait has created major issues for hunting down Mycoplasma bovis.

“We will make changes to the Nait system.”

A cull of 22,000 cows is  underway, with nearly half of the animals already destroyed.

“That cull is necessary to reduce the disease’s spread through the national herd. I know farmers whose properties are under control restrictions face a difficult time,” said O’Connor.

“I’m working hard to ensure the Government and sector make the best possible decision with the best possible information regarding Mycoplasma bovis. I expect that decision will come in the next few weeks.”

“Farmers should ensure any compensation claims they make related to Mycoplasma bovis are accurate, as it makes the process quicker. MPI and Dairy NZ have boosted the number of people working directly with farmers to assist in that process.

“As of close of play Wednesday May 9, 38 farms were active infected places and another 40 were under Restricted Place Notice (i.e. considered highly likely to become infected). Nearly 1700 properties are of interest because of risk events such as animal movements, the supply of milk for animal feed or because they are adjacent to infected properties,” O’Connor said.

 – Stuff

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Donegal farmer "lucky to be alive" after cow attack – BBC News

A farmer from County Donegal, who sustained serious injuries after being attacked by a cow, has said he is lucky to be alive.

Brendan McLaughlin, 66, was on his farm near Manorcunningham treating a sick calf two weeks ago when the incident unfolded.

Mr McLaughlin, who farms 86 acres of land, is also the vice chairman of the Irish Farmers’ Association.

Bones in his leg and foot were broken and he was taken to hospital.

“The heifer had calved and the calf took sick,” said Mr McLaughlin.

“I have escape gates and everything but I didn’t see this coming. I’ll never trust a heifer again.

“She came behind me to the gate. She looked at me and didn’t move. I ran then as hard as I could.

“I ran through a feeding barrier which was only 12 inches wide, but she got me. She pinned my foot to the barrier with her head.”

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Brendan McLaughlin has been a farmer for 40 years and decided to speak out to raise awareness for other farmers.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I was on my back before I knew it and kind of passed out.

“I had my phone in my pocket which was lucky and I got hold of my wife.

“The pain was severe and I knew there was damage done. I’m lucky to be alive.

“I broke the tibia in one place and broke the bottom of my heel. I have pins in my foot and the leg too.

“My message for farmers is never to trust a cow or any animal on a farm. You can have all the safety measures in the world but never trust a cow.”

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Couple finds 'cow' remains in yard – except It's not a cow –

This Bonneville Salt Flats 100 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah are the second largest in the world. There have been more land speed records set there then any place in the world. AFP Photo/ Georgre FREY (George Frey/AFP/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – When Laura and Bridger Hill started doing yard work at their home in Lehi, Utah, last September to prep for a retaining wall, the last thing they expected was to stumble across Ice Age-era remains.

But that’s exactly what happened, with the couple telling the New York Times they were “shocked” to later find out the skeleton—which they initially thought belonged to a cow—unearthed beneath 7 feet of clay was that of a Pleistocene Era horse.

The horse skeleton is believed to be between 14,000 and 16,000 years old, paleontologist Rick Hunter tells Live Science, which notes it’s rare to find horse remains in the Beehive State because it was underwater about 14,000 years ago, including under the prehistoric Lake Bonneville (a precursor to today’s Great Salt Lake).

How this particular equine tumbled to the bottom of the lake that used to be on the Hills’ property isn’t clear, but Hunter theorizes the creature may have run into the water to escape a predator and then drowned, or perhaps perished in a nearby stream that eventually dumped its waters into the lake.

The erstwhile horse has been through some rough times: Landscaping machinery crushed its skull, some of its bones have been damaged from exposure, and spectators have messed around with it.

Hunter says the horse, of unknown gender, appears to be an older one that suffered from arthritis and had a cancerous growth on one of its legs.

Researchers plan to preserve the remains, then test them further, while the Hills decide whether to donate the skeleton to Lehi’s Museum of Ancient Life. (This archaeological find was of a more gruesome nature.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: Couple Finds ‘Cow’ Remains in Yard—Except It’s Not a Cow

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Ewan McGregor to Star in Remake of French Classic 'The Cow and I … – Variety

Ewan McGregor will play a World War II prisoner of war who hatches a plan to use a cow to help him escape captivity and find his way across Germany to freedom. Marc Forster will direct “The Cow,” which is a remake of classic French comedy “The Cow and I,” with shooting set to begin in the fall.

WestEnd Films has boarded the picture and will introduce it to international buyers in Cannes. North American sales are being handled by Linda Lichter.

The original version, known in French as “La Vache et le Prisonnier,” was based on a novel by Jacques Antoine and directed by Henri Verneuil. Starring Fernandel, the film was a big hit locally in the late 1950s.

The English-language remake reunites McGregor with Forster after their recent collaboration on the upcoming Disney picture “Christopher Robin,” which will be released in the summer. The pair also worked together on 2005 movie “Stay.”

Forster optioned the remake rights to the movie more than a decade ago. He showed the script to McGregor towards the end of the “Christopher Robin” shoot and won the actor over. Forster told Variety that the film would give the “Trainspotting” star an opportunity to show his range: “Ewan is very well known as a dramatic actor and [has] always been great at that, but he is also very good as a physical comedic actor and he will also bring that.”

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The script for “The Cow” comes from Bill Prady, the co-creator of hit U.S. TV comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”

McGregor will play Charlie Granger, a U.S. pilot who has joined Britain’s Royal Air Force and is flying bombing missions until he is shot down over Germany. His escape plan involves using a fake pass and a cow, Marguerite, to slip out of the farm. Along with his bovine companion, he makes off in the direction of France, some 200 miles away.

The odd couple’s epic journey finds them negotiating obstacles including inhospitable terrain, German soldiers and an amorous bull. Through their adventures together, Marguerite becomes Granger’s rescuer, confidante and companion. He ultimately has to choose either a path to freedom that will consign Marguerite to certain death, or a course of action that will save the animal that saved him.

“It’s a road movie in a sense and will have that pacing, and at the same time it is by nature comedic,” Forster said. “The backdrop is the reality of a war, and they come across moments and circumstances that remind you of that. But their relationship is very humorous, intimate and emotional.”

The movie is being produced by Lichther, Forster, Eric Kopeloff (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”), Renee Wolfe (“Christopher Robin”) and Ludi Boeken (“Jappeloup”). McGregor is repped by UTA and attorney Robert Offer.

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