16 JUNE 2017
Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfills a long-held goal of selling more groceries. Amazon agreed to pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, including debt, a roughly 27 percent premium to the stock price at Thursday’s close. John Mackey, Whole Foods’ outspoken co-founder, will continue to run the business -- a victory after a fight with activist investor Jana Partners that threatened to drive him from power. Bloomberg Read More>>>>>>
8 JULY 2017
Whole Foods Employee Leo Adonis, who was born Gregory Michael Ure decided to end it all by jumping into a Volcano!
Suicide note left before apparent jump into Kilauea caldera
The father of a 38-year-old Petaluma, Calif., man whose body was recovered by helicopter from Kilauea caldera early Sunday morning said his son left a suicide note in his backpack found Saturday night on Crater Rim Trail by a pair of visitors. John Michael Ure, who lives in Vancouver, Wash., said Leo Adonis, who was born Gregory Michael Ure, experienced “some emotional issues the last four to five years, and we’d been quite worried about it.” “He’d been working for Whole Foods in San Rafael, and he called us last weekend to tell us he no longer had a job, that he was going to be leaving to go somewhere else, and we didn’t know where,” Ure said. “Even though he’d been in Hawaii before, I didn’t think he’d be going back there.” Rangers found Adonis’ body about 250 feet below the caldera rim, in an area that is not currently erupting, at about 5:35 a.m. Sunday. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said the section of trail where he apparently jumped was between Kilauea Military Camp and Kilauea Overlook. Ure said Adonis, who legally changed his name last year, had been a woofer — an organic farm laborer usually compensated only with room and board — in Kona. Source