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Hooters set to open in Cape Town

first_img11 January 2011Chanticleer Holdings is set to open its third Hooters restaurant in South Africa – and has plans for at least four more Hooters in the country over the next five years.“Hooters on Edward Street” will open for business at the Manhattan Plaza on Cape Town’s Edward Street in March, the company announced on Monday.Chanticleer’s other South African Hooters restaurants are “Hooters on the Rocks” in Durban and “Hooters on the Buzz” in Johannesburg. The popular US fast food chain is known for targeting male customers with a mostly female staff.The trio of restaurants is part of Chanticleer’s joint venture with SGShaw Food. The firms plan to open at least four additional Hooters restaurants in South Africa over the next five years, and believes there is a still greater opportunity in the region.“Hooters on Edward Street” occupies nearly 557 square metres in the Manhattan Plaza, which is filled with popular bars, nightclubs and restaurants that are expected to create substantial traffic for Hooters. The new space can accommodate 280 people and includes a large outdoor patio.Chanticleer Holdings chief executive officer Michael Pruitt said: “Opening our third Hooters restaurant in South Africa affirms our successful track record of extending the Hooters brand in Africa.“We see tremendous opportunity in this region and the optimism, energy and entrepreneurial spirit evident in Cape Town makes it a critical location for attracting locals and tourists to the renowned Hooters brand.“Our partnership with SGShaw Food has proven invaluable,” Pruitt added. “Their expertise in food services, paired with their proven ability to identify, secure and develop our Durban and Johannesburg locations, gives us high expectations for the new Cape Town location.”SGShaw Food chairman Spencer Shaw said: “There is a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding the opening of Hooters on Edward Street, and we are eager to exceed the expectations of Cape Towns’ multi-cultural local and tourist communities.“On the heels of winning the Restaurant Association of South Africa award for service excellence, we are committed to bringing they same high standard of service to all Hooters locations throughout South Africa.”Sapalast_img read more

Plenty to do at the ‘16 Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Farm Science Review is gearing up for another year of agricultural action during its annual three-day exposition being held Sept. 20 through 22.“Each year, farmers come here to see the latest and greatest in technologies and this year, we’re going to have more of the same,” said Matt Sullivan, superintendent of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.FSR is known for its acres of side-by-side field demonstrations and Sullivan noted some exciting pieces of technology being unveiled with regard to corn harvest.“When the guys hop on the shuttle to go over to the field demonstrations, they’re going to see some really new harvest technology. They’re going to be able to see combines harvesting at an angle. You may say, ‘why in the world would they want to do that.’ You know if you’re looking at 30-inch rows, 20-inch rows, twin rows of corn, you may not have to buy a second head for that. You can just use one,” he said. “So we’re going to have two different combines this year being able to look at that type of technology.”Combine head manufacturers Geringhoff and Capello are bringing their innovative products for visitors to see in the corn harvest specifically suited for cross-row reaping. Sullivan said that the headers bring some unique capabilities to the farmer’s toolbox.“You know as a farmer myself, I get pretty jazzed up by having options in my toolbox. We have different types of wrenches, different types of GPS, and it gives us an opportunity to some different things,” he said. “Maybe we’ve got some point rows we need to go at a certain angle or something we need to do to make sure that we capture all those ears. That’s the way to look at it is it’s another option for harvest technology where it provides an opportunity to make a difference in what we’re doing.”The Farm Science Review wouldn’t be complete without a stop by the Gwynne Conservation Area, just down the road from the field demos. The widespread destruction from the Emerald Ash Borer has brought quite the need for proper tree felling education.“As you’re leaving field demos, you’re going to catch the same shuttle back and you’re going to go right by the Gwynne Conservation area. The Emerald Ash Borer has been pretty mean to us over the past few years and we’ve got a lot of dead trees in our woods and in our yards,” he said. “We’re having a chainsaw safety and maintenance demo — how to fell a tree properly. That’s going to be one of the biggest highlights at the Gwynne this year so that’s going to be going on all three days,” Sullivan said. “And also, there’s a lot of educational opportunities. What kind of trees do you have on your lot? What are you doing with your conservation areas, the areas that maybe you have in CRP? There’s going to be a lot of programming on that as well.”Back at the main exhibition area, visitors will be experiencing the result of increases in exhibitor numbers and permanent structures.“This year, we’re going to have the most vendors we’ve ever had at the Farm Science Review, and that’s one of the coolest things. We’re going to have over 20 new vendors and we’re going to be up to about 637 vendors this year. Thanks to Morton Buildings, they donated their building that’s been here for 18 years where we’re going to put 40 booths. Lots of small industry booths, 10-foot by 10-foot booths, 20-foot by 10-foot booths — we’re going to have those there. You don’t want to miss that at Kottman and Land Avenue,” he said. “And then we’re also having three new buildings on site — Morton of course, since they donated their old one to us. Asgrow Dekalb, so if there’s anybody out there using that type of seed, you’ll want to stop by and see their building. And we have a food vendor, this is going to be our third food vendor that has a building and that’s Teen Challenge, they have really good food, you’re going to want to make sure you stop and see them.”With changes across the board this year, Sullivan said the Review is cementing its place in the top end of the country’s farm shows.“We consider ourselves on of the top five farm shows in the nation. And when you look at our facilities and what we can offer — the 2,100 acres of the Molly Caren Ag Center — I would challenge anybody in the farm show industry, maybe North America, maybe even the world — and I’m being serious about this — as being the best. And we all have unique aspects to our shows but when you look at field demos and conservation areas and the quality and the maturity of our exhibit area, we’re second to none,” Sullivan said. “Take that few minutes, stop the combine if you’re going to be running, and just come see us for at least an afternoon,” Sullivan said. “You won’t regret it.”The Review runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Sept. 22.Admission to the Review is $7 in advance, $10 at the gate, and free for children 5 and younger. Attendees can also browse among more than 600 exhibitors displaying more than 4,000 product lines.Free wagon shuttles from the west end of the Review’s main grounds take visitors to presentations at the nearby Gwynne Conservation Area and field demonstrations of harvesting and other equipment.Organizers expect total attendance to top 110,000. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Details are at fsr.osu.edu.last_img read more

StumbleUpon Gets a Facelift: Nips, Tucks, and a Streamlined UI

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jolie odell Starting today, social bookmarking service StumbleUpon is allowing users to beta test a shiny, happy redesign of their site.The new interface is streamlined and more social with an updated relationship system. A focus on consistency (e.g., limiting user control of visual elements) and removal of clutter (e.g., presenting tags in a drop-down menu rather than a cloud) characterize the design changes made. Also, a few tweaks to group sharing were made to help reduce share-spam.The most significant UX changes have occured in the way friendships and subscriptions work on the site. Friends are now called Mutual Subscribers with mutual Direct-Sharecapabilities. According to the FAQ, “The Friends category… has a new shape in the new interface. Your friends… are now the equivalent of Stumblers that you are subscribed to and can mutually share sites with from your toolbar… Look for the ‘two-way’ icon under their avatars. If the icon is there, it means you can mutually share sites with each other.”The “Favorites” tab has been renamed “All” and includes every site a user ever liked, including multimedia content. Similarly, the “What’s New” page, which displays sites a user’s friends and subscriptions reviewed, has been renamed “Recent Activity.”In the new interface, shares are found in the main Discover tab and display the list of sites that were sent to a user by mutual subscribers with direct-share permission. Soon, the site will display sent as well as received shares.The once-retired Similarity Meter, a diagram showing a users’ Favorites similarity with other users, is being resurrected. And by popular demand, group shares will no longer be available in bulk; users will have to select other users within groups to share items with them. Tags:#Social Bookmarking#web Users are able to toggle back and forth between the beta redesign and the old site design over the next month. “To switch back to the old look,” the site says, “simply click on the Beta link located on the main navbar (see image below) and on the following screen click the Leave Beta button. To return to the new interface, use the link Click here and try the new StumbleUpon! located at the top of all pages in the old view.” Related Posts center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Design changes that limit user choice in favor of overall site consistency are threefold: List view rather than a grid view is the default for all profiles. In contrast to the 22 background colors once available, a mere seven of the most popular color themes are now being offered for profile customization. And the visual editor has been scrapped. “Rest assured,” the site reads, “we are still working on making sure all your past blog entries look good in the new interface. Some text customization will still be allowed.“Our goal is not to limit your creativity, but to place emphasis on content and ensure a consistent user experience.” An admirable aim, indeed; we think StumbleUpon is working in a good direction with these changes.We also admire the new drop-down menu for tags:last_img read more

Gonzaga leads HD Spikers’ sweep of group A

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Orcollo, Biado banner star-studded PH billiards team Cignal after winning crucial set. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJovelyn Gonzaga uncorked 18 points to lead Cignal to a 27-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-19 victory over F2 Logistics and sweep Pool A Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The lefty opposite hitter, one of the top bets for a slot in the national team, made 17 attack points for the HD Spikers, who won all three preliminary matches.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Rachel Anne Daquis and Honey Royse Tubino, who joined the franchise along with Gonzaga in the off-season, added 16 and 15 points, respectively, for Cignal.“It’s good that we can now see the chemistry among our players,” said Cignal coach George Pascua. “Our team building [in Japan] is paying off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAll told, the HD Spikers tried to mow down the Cargo Movers through a relentless assault that yielded 59 attack points as against 42 by F2 Logistics.In the second game, Petron posted its second win in three starts after a 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Sta. Lucia. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View commentslast_img read more

Counterfiet currency racket busted, five arrested

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) With the arrest of five persons, including a couple, police have claimed to have busted a racket of counterfeit currency notes in which the accused allegedly used to exchange fake notes for real ones by shopping at flea markets in the national capital.Police also seized fake notes of the face value Rs 2,07,500 in the denomination of Rs 1000 and 500, DCP (South) Ishwar Singh said today.The gang was operating in areas including Lajpat Nagar and Sarojini Nagar.The accused, Shamma was arrested on August 22 from Sarojini Nagar after she was found shopping in the market with fake currency notes, said the officer.A shopkeeper from Sarojini Nagar Market informed the police that a woman who had come to purchase a T-shirt for Rs 200 had given a fake currency note, he said.When Shammas bag was checked by the police, it was found to be containing counterfeit notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500, the officer said.Her call detail records were analysed. She disclosed that the notes had been given to her by her husband so that she could get them exchanged for real notes by shopping, the officer said.Her husband, Shakeel Alam, was arrested from his house in Nabi Karim, Paharganj, the officer added.After interrogation, their accomplices Rustam and Sarfe Alam were also arrested.Later, a joint team comprising staff of STF and police station Sarojini Nagar was sent to Motihari district in Bihar on August 26 and alleged the main supplier of counterfeit notes, Asgar Imam was arrested, said the officer. PTI SLB VIT AAR SC AARadvertisementlast_img read more

15 days agoGenk president Croonen reveals Napoli made Sander Berge attempt

first_imgGenk president Croonen reveals Napoli made Sander Berge attemptby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenk president Peter Croonen has revealed Napoli made an attempt for Sander Berge.The 21-year-old played in the 0-0 Champions League draw with Napoli a fortnight ago and is under contract until June 2021.“Napoli have very good directors who really appreciate our players and asked for information on our Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge,” Croonen told Radio Kiss Kiss.“I think the figures that have been mentioned in the media, around €20-25m, represents a fair valuation.” Berge was signed from Valerenga in January 2017 for just €2m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention

first_img Ghosn’s detention extended to Jan 11 Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is likely to appear in a Japanese court next Tuesday to hear the reasons for his detention, after his lawyers deployed a little-used article of the Constitution. Explore further Ghosn is likely to appear in court to face the allegations against him The shock move was the latest in a series of unexpected twists in a case that has gripped Japan and the business world since the once-revered auto tycoon was arrested on his private jet at a Tokyo airport on November 19.The Tokyo District Court said his hearing would start at 10:30 am (0130 GMT) in its court room, with Ghosn expected to appear.”Mr Ghosn today submitted a request for the disclosure of the reasons for his detention,” the court said.Article 34 of Japan’s Constitution stipulates that “no person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him or without the immediate privilege of counsel.””Nor shall he be detained without adequate cause; and upon demand of any person such cause must be immediately shown in open court in his presence and the presence of his counsel,” it says.Ghosn is spending the beginning of 2019 in detention after the court on New Year’s Eve extended his detention through to January 11 on allegations of aggravated breach of trust.He was re-arrested over these allegations on December 21, dashing his hopes of being home for Christmas.Since his shock arrest on November 19, the case has shone a light on the Japanese legal system, which has come in for some criticism internationally.’CEO reserve’Authorities are pursuing three separate lines of enquiry against the 64-year-old Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian executive, involving alleged financial wrongdoing during his tenure as Nissan chief.They suspect he conspired with his right-hand man, US executive Greg Kelly, to hide away around half of his income (some five billion yen or $44 million) over five fiscal years from 2010.They also allege he under-reported his salary to the tune of four billion yen over the next three fiscal years—apparently to avoid criticism that his pay was too high.They are also investigating a complex third claim that alleges Ghosn sought to shift a personal investment loss onto Nissan’s books.As part of that scheme, he is also accused of having used Nissan funds to repay a Saudi acquaintance who put up collateral money.Prosecutors have pressed formal charges over the first allegation but not yet over the other accusations.Ghosn denies the allegations but has not had the chance to defend himself in public.The once jet-setting executive, who denies any wrongdoing, was initially held in a tiny single cell at the detention centre in the north of the Japanese capital but has now reportedly been moved to a more comfortable room.He has complained about the cold and the rice-based menu, sources say, though he has told embassy visitors he is being well-treated although he has shed a lot of weight.He has been stripped of his leadership roles at Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors but the third member of the auto alliance he helped forge, French automaker Renault, has kept him as nominal head while he fights the charges.Ghosn’s detention has also laid bare tensions in the alliance he created, which together sells more cars than any of its rival groups.Meanwhile, fresh claims against Ghosn appear almost daily in the Japanese media.According to Friday’s edition of the Nikkei business daily, Ghosn paid nearly $50 million to businesses run by two Middle Eastern acquaintances from the “CEO reserve”, a pot of cash that the boss was able to use at his discretion.center_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention (2019, January 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-ghosn-court-japan-detention.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more