TV foodie Guy Fieri opens restaurant in South Africa

first_imgAmerican chef and celebrity television food personality Guy Fieri is bringing his take on guilty culinary pleasures to South Africa, with the April opening of his branded restaurant in Pretoria.Celebrity foodie Guy Fieri, known for his unusual take on guilty pleasure eating, opened a new restaurant in the Menlyn Maine shopping centre in Pretoria on 1 April 2017. The Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar promises good food, value-for-money and a fun time for urbane diners and families alike. (Image: Menlyn Maine website)CD AndersonAmerican celebrity chef Guy Fieri is known and loved for his various shows on the Food Network (DStv channel 175), including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; Guy’s Big Bite; and Guy’s Grocery Games. And he is now offering South Africans a chance to sample his interpretations of fast food staples at his new restaurant, which opened in Pretoria’s newly revamped Menlyn Maine shopping mall on 1 April 2017.Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar is in the Maine’s R4-billion hotel and casino development. It joins a range of other quality gourmet restaurants, including Forti Grill, by South African chef Fortunato Mazzone, and Something’s Cooking, owned by J’Something (Joao da Fonseca) from top local band MiCasa, who is a passionate foodie himself, blending the tastes of his home country Portugal and Mzansi.Watch J’Something cook up something special on his Youtube channel below:Fieri’s South African endeavour joins his other popular restaurants around the world, including high profile venues on Las Vegas’s Sunset Strip and in Times Square in New York City, as well as 50 other branded food outlets, including Guy’s Burger Joints, serving on the entire luxury tour fleet of Carnival Cruise Liners.Notable for his often controversial embracing of so-called guilty pleasure eating, Fieri’s restaurants offer diners a chance to indulge in gourmet quality hamburgers, signature sandwiches and one-of-a-kind cocktails. Fieri told Times LIVE before the Pretoria opening that guests would enjoy only the best “real deal, scratch-made food, killer cocktails and a rocking good time”.The menu includes, of course, his legendary signature dish, the Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger.While not for the faint-hearted nor health-conscious, Fieri’s award-winning reputation for, as he calls it, “not fast food, but good food served quickly”, guarantees healthy portions served with side orders of classiness and value-for-money.“South Africans work hard for their money,” he told Times LIVE. “They deserve to be able to take their family out for good food and a good time. We’re bringing the heat and excitement of Flavourtown but at local market prices so it’s accessible to everyone.”And Fieri hasn’t forgotten to include some local flavour in his offerings.“If you’re going to do South Africa, you got to have some scratch-made rubbed and sauced peri-peri chicken wings, right? You’re not going to find grilled springbok loin from Mokopane in New York City but after trying it in South Africa, I may have to change that.”Celebrity foodie Guy Fieri, known for his unusual take on guilty pleasure eating, opened a new restaurant in the Menlyn Maine shopping centre in Pretoria on 1 April 2017. The Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar promises good food, value-for-money and a fun time for urbane diners and families alike. (Image: Guy Fieri website)Who is Guy Fieri?Fieri began his food career making and selling pretzels on street corners, which financed his culinary studies in France.Together with a Bachelor’s degree in hotel management and almost 20 years of experience in restaurant management, he found sudden fame when he won the Food Network’s 2016 Next Food Star reality show contest. It led to his first series, Guy’s Big Bite.Fieri is also the co-author, with Ann Volkwein, of five New York Times bestselling cookbooks, based on his Food Network shows.Promising “comfortable seating, a great bar and rocking music”, Fieri hopes to make the new South African addition to his restaurant chain the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship with South African food lovers.For more information about Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar and other food and entertainment attractions at Menlyn Maine, visit the website here.Source: TimesLIVE, Wikipedia Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

South Africa to push for 15-year extension of Agoa

first_img29 July 2014South Africa will push for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended for a 15-year period when its current period expires next year, and for its own inclusion in the programme’s rollover, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Briefing reporters in Pretoria on Monday ahead of the United States-Africa Leaders’ Summit that takes place in Washington next week, Davies said South Africa believed that Agoa “has been a useful platform for cooperation between Africa and the US, and we are calling for an extension for 15 years”.African trade ministers will meet with US Trade Representative Michael Froman ahead of next week’s summit to discuss Agoa, which enables 39 eligible sub-Saharan African countries to export most products duty-free to the United States.The programme has seen total African exports to the US more than quadruple, and US exports to sub-Saharan Africa more than triple, since its inception in 2000.Davies said that a 15-year extension would “allow certainty for investments that are going to be made in African countries to take advantage of the Agoa opportunities. We believe that a rollover for that period of time on more or less the existing architecture would be a mutually beneficial and developmental decision that could be taken by the US.”On the question of South Africa’s possible exclusion from Agoa because of its perceived middle-income status, Davies said the government was arguing for South Africa’s continued inclusion.“The existing trading relationship with the US, including Agoa, has supported a growing, diversified and relatively balanced trading relationship,” Davies said, adding that South Africa’s economy was still characterised by high levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality.According to the Department of Trade and Industry, combined trade between South Africa and the US has shown consistent growth, increasing from R88-billion in 2009 to R130-billion in 2013.“It’s reasonably balanced,” Davies said. “Our view is that this relationship has been underpinned by Agoa, and therefore this is an arrangement that isn’t broken and doesn’t need fixing. It needs to be continued.”In addition, Davies argued, when the US Congress meets to decide on Agoa’s future, it should look at the issue of South Africa not “line by line” but holistically, taking into account that, when negotiating any kind of trade agreement, South Africa does so as part of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), which includes Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.To exclude South Africa while including the other members would undermine the coherence of the SACU, Davies said.President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the summit, which will be preceded by a meeting of US and African business executives, as well as the Agoa ministerial meeting.Davies said one aspect of the summit would focus on trade and investment, while the other focused on security and human development.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Clean up continues after massive grain spill in New Carlisle

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Late Sunday night Sam Sutherly got a catastrophic phone call he never wanted.“When I got the phone call I just said, ‘Oh that’s nice.’ I turned to my wife and said, ‘I really don’t want to go.’”The Sutherly family owns Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle where a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million.“The tank gave way and the impact of the corn caused the nearby transformers to explode,” Sutherly said. “Our renters there at the elevator — there is a house on the grounds — said it sounded like a jet airplane was coming in and she looked out and all the corn was laying on the ground. The tank was built in 1968 when the government wanted to do some government storage. It was full. It was 72-feet tall to the edge and then an additional 20 feet tall to the peak of the cone.”The wave of corn washed over the grounds, leveled multiple buildings and buried Route 571. The road had to be closed. Power was lost but restored fairly quickly by Dayton Power and Light.When Sutherly arrived at the scene after that ominous late-night phone call, he was prepared but still surprised at the magnitude of the problem.“I had an idea of what I’d be walking into. I knew it would be catastrophic, but when I got here I was shocked,” Sutherly said on Jan. 23. “We were very fortunate that no one was here working. It couldn’t have happened at a better time. At 11:40 on a Sunday night there was little to no traffic on 571.“You never know when you walk into a situation like that where to start. It is like putting a puzzle together. We just brought some big square straw bales from our farm in to make a retaining wall to keep our feed mill facility cleared. We started with two dump tracks and pay loaders piling corn. We eventually brought in track-hoes and two more dump trucks. We have been trying to run them 24-7 to get the road clear. We’re trying to tuck corn anywhere on our property we can. We are pretty close to getting the road open here soon.”The family got started with the business 23 years ago when the Sutherlys bought the local elevator.“My brother Jim left his Extension job to start at Miami Valley Feed and Grain to learn grain marketing. After college I came back and started running the fertilizer business and trying to expand that. Jim handled nutrition. Then we incorporated my younger sister Molly and my younger cousin David and he runs the grain facility. Molly keeps everything straight and my mother works here part time too. It is a family business,” Sutherly said. “The growth on the grain side has been due to some local closures and co-op mergers. A lot of feed facilities have shut down and we are one of the few feed facilities that still custom mix and we have grown through word of mouth. We try to treat everyone with respect and give them the best service we can.”Sutherly said the response from Feed and Grain employees and the farm community has been incredible following the incident.“My employees are very loyal. They came out to help and one told me that he was either going to lay in bed or cry, so he might as well help. It has been phenomenal the people who have reached out to us,” Sutherly said. “It makes me feel really good. I have friends that work in the co-op system at Heritage and Sunrise, and they might be competitors, but they are great friends and they have reached out to us to offer help. They have been through some problems throughout the years and they have some experts on handling these situations. I think of that commercial with Paul Harvey about ‘When God made a farmer,’ well God made some courageous farmers who are really good people.”There is more good news from the terrible situation.“The corn is salvageable. The salvage company is in here right now. They analyzed it and they say 80% of it is salvageable. The corn in that tank was in excellent condition. It was cooled down and dried appropriately so there was no issue with the corn. That is a good thing,” Sutherly said. “We do carry insurance and have a nice policy and it looks like we will be very well covered. The grain is covered, the facilities are covered and it looks like we’ll be able to rebuild and make our place a little more user friendly. To be honest, it wasn’t a very user-friendly place for semis. There was a lot of backing and turning sharp corners. Our focus is to rebuild and continue to serve our customers. We know they’ll have to be patient to let us get to that point. Obviously it will be a long process to get there.”Sometimes, a catastrophe can be a miracle too. This “before” picture shows the grain tank that collapsed on the right. Photo provided by Laura Sutherly. At Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million. Photo by Harold Brentlinger Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Calllast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, October 18, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No major change in the forecast this morning, but we are making a minor tweak for this weekend. In the meantime, we should see another dry day today, and better sunshine potential than yesterday in many areas. We are dealing with a very frosty start in many areas too. Dry weather continues tomorrow, although we will likely see clouds thicken up later in the day. The frontal boundary and moisture set up we detailed yesterday is still holding together this morning, meaning we won’t rule out a shower or two very near the Ohio river tomorrow night into Saturday morning, and there is potential for a spit or sprinkle over the rest of Ohio. The one tweak we are making comes for the 24 period that follows. WE think that clouds will play a greater role through Saturday, and there is a better chance of moisture over the state overnight Saturday night. A wave of moisture moving across the great lakes will dip a little farther south across Michigan overnight Saturday. This can trigger a few showers down into Ohio, and we have to leave the door open to a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch, combined, across 60% of Ohio from Saturday morning through into early Sunday morning. The map at right gives a snapshot look at potential action just after sunset Saturday night. The moisture will be pretty light and not intense at all, but it is becoming more obvious that we can not rule out a bit of action here. It should not be enough to dramatically delay harvest, but it may make it so we do not dry very much on Saturday, and it may lead to more corn being worked than soybeans. Time will tell.We are dry for Sunday afternoon and stay dry through the following Saturday morning.A nice rain making system will be here for next Saturday afternoon (27th) through Sunday. Rain totals can be from .25”-1” with coverage at 80% of the state. Behind that system we go dry for Monday the 29th and stay dry through the following Friday, November 2nd.No change in our temperature thoughts. Chilly this morning, but we actually spend most of the rest of this week and next at normal to below normal levels. Next weekend, as the rains move in, we see temps climb slightly, and we should be normal to slightly above normal for the 27th through at least month’s end.last_img read more

Your Willingness To Succeed

first_imgAre you willing to do what is necessary to succeed?Are you willing to take the first step alone? Are you willing to begin your journey by yourself?Are you willing to start earlier and stay later? Are you willing to begin your day before anyone else? Are you willing to keep working after everyone else has stopped?Are you willing to study your craft? Are you willing to keep learning, to keep searching for the distinctions that only the master can make? Is good enough not good enough?Are you willing to ignore the voice in your head that tells you that what you are doing isn’t good enough? Are you willing to ignore the voices of the critics that will only point to your flaws and keep on?Are you willing to keep working towards your goal when there is no shred of evidence that you are making progress? Are you willing to keep going when a rational person would have long ago given up?Are you willing to make adjustments to what you are doing? Are you willing to be infinitely flexible in your approach, even when it means that you aren’t going to reach your goal the way that you hoped to?Are you willing to ask? Are you willing to ask other people for help? Are you willing to pick up the phone?Are you willing to believe? Are you willing to keep the faith through the dark times when what you are doing isn’t producing the results you want and when your actions are actually moving you away from your goals?Anyone can do what is necessary to succeed. But very few will. Are you willing? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

PH top badminton bet looks to improve after first SEA Games stint

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “It’s very awe-inspiring,” said the 17-year-old Barredo in Filipino.She said playing in 16,000-seater Axiata Arena — which was filled to the rafters all week of the competitions — can be overwhelming.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“But of course I remember I was here to play for the Philippines and had to give my everything,” said the many-time Palarong Pambansa champion.Barredo made it through the quarterfinals bowed to World No. 22 Pornpawee Chochungwong of Thailand. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH badminton star Sarah Joy Barredo. Photo by Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ No. 1 badminton player knew how big the sport was in this country.But Sarah Joy Barredo didn’t realize how huge it was until she played here for her first Southeast Asian Games stint.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES CJ Perez early favorite for NCAA MVP Badminton super powers Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand sent teams here.But some of Malaysia’s shuttler including legend Lee Chong Wei didn’t see action because of the on-going World Championships in Glasgow.She and partner Alyssa Leonardo also crashed the doubles quarterfinals but lost to a Vietnamese pair.Literally a badminton hall rat, Barredo made the Rizal Memorial Badminton Center her own playground growing up because her mother worked there as ticket counter officer.The senior high at Philippine Women’s University-Jose Abad Santos Memorial School already has offers from big UAAP schools like Ateneo, La Salle and National University.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Hopefully I can use the SEA Games experience to improve and win golds in the future,” she said. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games MOST READ Read Next View commentslast_img read more

LOOK: Conor McGregor, Draymond Green trade barbs on Instagram

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs Call me C.J Watson! https://t.co/9m2Omw4Wca pic.twitter.com/GZMzxxTsbb— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017In true McGregor fashion, he left another stinging comment and made sure he had the last word.“Now ask yourself why I’m rocking C.j. when I don’t know or give a f**k about basketball,” he wrote. “I dribble heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here kid.”  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES As if the ongoing war of words between UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t enough, another high-profile athlete has decided to enter the picture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAhead of the monumental bout between the combat sports’ biggest athletes, reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green took a swipe at the Irish superstar on Instagram for wearing a classic Golden State Warriors jersey.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “The Notorious” was rocking a No. 23 jersey, which just so happens to be currently used by the eccentric forward. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “We rocking with Floyd bro not you… take that off bruh,” Green captioned the photo, expressing his allegiance to the undefeated boxer.As anticipated, the equally brash McGregor fired back at his unlikely detractor, explaining who the jersey was intended for.“That’s C.J. Watson mate,” he responded. I don’t know who the f**k you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school.”McGregor, of course, was referring to former Warriors guard C.J. Watson, who used the same jersey number during his stint with the team from 2008 to 2010.In a tweet last January, McGregor also used Watson to troll his boxing opponent, after rumors that the NBA veteran had been involved with Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img read more

Buckeyes earn No 4 seed in NCAA Tournament prepare to play UCF

After struggling through the heart of its season, the Ohio State women’s basketball team finished strong, winning its final nine games and earning a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes (22-9, 10-6 Big Ten) are playing their first game of the tournament in Columbus against the University of Central Florida, the No. 13 seed in the Dayton region. If OSU beats the Knights (22-10, 12-4 C-USA), its second game will be against the winner of No. 5 Georgia Tech (23-10, 9-5 ACC) and No. 12 Bowling Green (28-4, 13-3 MAC), also in Columbus. Led by senior forward Jantel Lavender, four-time Big Ten Player of the Year, the Buckeyes will look to make a run out of Columbus, possibly to meet No. 1 Tennessee (31-2, 16-0 SEC) in Dayton. The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament is UConn (32-1, 16-0 Big East). The Huskies have won the NCAA Tournament championship the past two years, and look to repeat this year out of the Philadelphia region. OSU plays UCF in the first round at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Arena. read more

Max Lowe hopeful Aberdeen will kick on after tough fixtures

first_imgIt almost appeared Max Lowe’s Aberdeen teammates were left with nothing to show for their efforts on Sunday as Celtic lifted the Betfred Cup in the Hampden final.However, reprieve came the way of the Dons on Wednesday night as they recorded a famous 1-0 victory over Rangers at Ibrox.The on-loan-full-back who put up an impressive display against Rangers is pleased with the team’s progress and believes they are now focused on their weekend fixture against St. Johnstone.Lowe told Evening times:“After being here a couple of weeks, I felt like I’d improved my game. The gaffer took me to one side and told me the things I needed to improve defensively – I still need to improve in the air.”“He will take me aside in training and do one-v-one stuff. Each game, I’m picking up and learning things as I go on.”ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.“Rangers and Celtic are great teams and I’m happy we’ve been able to keep them quiet. Hopefully, I can do that for as long as I stay.”“With the games in hand, we’re really confident. The final we lost, but everyone said we played really well.”“Hopefully we can kick on and make a run of it. We’ve had a tough week of away games so hopefully, this can serve us well.”“It could have been a terrible week if we lost the final and had lost on Wednesday.”“It would have been hard to kick on again. To get the win is massive for us and a massive confidence boost.”“It could be a season-changer; we can deal with anyone in this league. We showed that on Sunday, never mind on Wednesday, and I think teams in this league will know what kind of team we are.”last_img read more

Primaryschoolers yanked for bullying investigation launched

first_img Ministry of Education Announces Registration 2016-2017 for Public Schools in the Turks & Caicos Islands Five Cays ‘bullying’ video goes viral, MP on the case Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Related Items:bullying, ministry of education, primary school Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – A shocking case of bullying is now being investigated by the Ministry of Education and the students involved have been pulled from the primary school in question. Video has been in circulation and has now made local TV news. The boys from one of the Provo-based public primary schools appear to capture themselves roughing up another boy, using foul language and completely enjoying repeatedly hitting the student. In the face, in the back, in the head, hits to the intimidated boy’s abdomen, lots of jeering and cheering and at one point the lead antagonist seems to spit on the bullying victim. The Ministry is discouraging spread of this video, but up to news production time well over 1,100 had viewed the news report by SunTV. I quote from a press release issued last night: “We are asking the public, that in the interest of the welfare and protection of the child who was bullied and parents, that we respect their rights and cease and desist from the circulation of this horrid video.” The authorities have already been called in this case.last_img read more