Cronut Mania Spreads To London

UK police arrest man with knife trying to enter Buckingham Palace in London

Even supermodel Heidi Klum had to wait weeks to try one. The ‘Cronut’ vs. the ‘DKA’ The ‘Cronut’ conquers New York Though the cronut has gained worldwide attention on social media since its debut in May, few in the UK have had the chance to taste the unique pastry — until now. “It just went viral because it’s new,” Dominique Ansel told CNN’. “It’s fun; it’s unusual; it’s good.” Read: Starbucks and UK baker in ‘Duffin’ kerfuffle One British bakery described it as the most exciting pastry launch since the sausage roll. But although they have proved extremely popular with British customers, the intense enthusiasm for cronuts in New York is unlikely to be replicated in London. “Cronuts are called “Yum Yums” in this country and you can buy them in [the supermarket Waitrose . We’ve had them for decades,” wrote Richard Turner, the owner of London’s Hawksmoor steakhouse , in an email to his business partner. Adalat Hussain, co-owner of the Wild and Wood cafe in Central London says British cronut-eaters are attempting to master the treat with a knife and fork. “I think using your hands is the best way,” he says. It just went viral because it’s new. It’s fun; it’s unusual; it’s good. Dominique Ansel Back across the pond, a young woman in the queue outside the Dominique Ansel Bakery declared the cronut a typically American invention. “A croissant is a great pastry in the morning; a doughnut is a great pastry in the morning. Really to combine the two is representative of the American way.

Pace Advances as Netflix Said to Be in U.S. Talks: London Mover

(NFLX) was said to be in talks to add TV subscription-streaming services to set-top boxes of U.S. cable-television operators. Pace supplies set-top boxes to pay-TV operators, and North America accounted for 55 percent of its $2.4 billion revenue last year. The Saltaire, England-based companys stock gained as much as 5.2 percent, the biggest intraday rise since July 30. Netflix, the largest subscription-streaming service, has had discussions with U.S. cable companies including Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. The talks suggest cable operators increasingly see Netflixs $7.99 monthly service as a tool to attract and retain customers, rather than a threat. Pay-TV operators seem to be getting a bit less political about allowing such over-the-top services to be bundled on their set-top boxes and this will benefit Pace, Lee Simpson , an analyst at Jefferies LLC in London, said by phone today. Simpson recommends buying the stock and has a 12-month price target of 338 pence on the shares. Pace was up 3.4 percent at 271 pence as of 2:05 p.m. in London trading, taking the advance to 44 percent this year and giving the company a market value of about 850 million pounds ($1.36 billion).

Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. Brian K. Sullivan and Bibhudatta Pradhan The powerful storm threatened to flood escape routes, disrupt rail service and cut off power for weeks. Iran says it wont ship enriched uranium abroad Nasser Karimi Tehran has hinted at concessions but insists it will not withdraw one iota from its right to enrich uranium. The land of Juan Valdez prepares for arrival of Starbucks Marina Villeneuve Coffee chains in Colombia brace for the arrival of the Seattle giant, which plans to open 50 stores there. Police said Monday a 44-year-old man was apprehended as he tried to run through security at a palace gate that serves both pedestrians and vehicles. They searched him and found a knife. They arrested him on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. The man is currently in custody at a London police station, the force added, stressing that the man was apprehended immediately. That was not the case in Septembers embarrassing breach, when an intruder was discovered prowling around the palace after scaling a fence, and an alleged accomplice was also arrested. That was judged one of the most serious incidents since Michael Fagan managed to sneak into the queens private chambers in 1982. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.