FOX SportsMichigan star Chase Winovich has quickly become the best interview in college football.After his Wolverines put together a dominant defensive performance en route to a 21-7 win at rival Michigan State, he popped off during an on-field interview.Michigan players and fans love calling Michigan State “little brother.” During the interview, Winovich said that Michigan had to put “little brother” was acting up, and had to be put in his place.”We knew they couldn’t hang with us… Sometimes your little brother starts acting up, and you just gotta put them in place.”– @Chase_Winovich was wildin’ postgame after @UMichFootball beat Michigan State. ? pic.twitter.com/MGXX3V9UAp— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 20, 2018Combined with the pregame scuffle, Michigan’s post-game stomping on the midfield Spartan logo, and the barbs traded between Jim Harbaugh and Mark Dantonio, this game was all kinds of chippy. Winovich’s interview was just another piece of that.Rather than walk his comments back, Chase Winovich hopped on Twitter moments ago and doubled down.We’re sure Michigan fans will appreciate this.I’d like to take this moment to apologize… FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Go Blue!— Chase Winovich (@Chase_Winovich) October 20, 2018Michigan held Michigan State to just 94 total yards, holding the Spartans to less than one yard per carry and under three per pass attempt.If the Wolverines keep playing like that, Winovich is going to get plenty of more air time all the way through what could be a truly pivotal rivalry game against Ohio State with a College Football Playoff berth on the line.
zoom The European port state control organisation, the Paris MoU, on June 17th confirmed that Lloyd’s Register (LR) was the highest performing Recognised Organisation (RO) in the European port state control area for the rolling three-year period 2011-2013. During this period 11,405 inspections were carried out on LR classed ships and 10 ships were detained for what are known as ‘class related’ factors. In official correspondence to all ROs, Richard W.J. Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MOU, wrote: “The best performing Recognised Organisation is Lloyd’s Register.”Commenting on the ranking LR’s Marine Director Tom Boardley said, “This is a significant achievement, as the ranking system is encouraging all ROs to continuously improve their performance. In 2009 LR was in 8th position and we realised this was unsatisfactory, not just for our own reputation but particularly for our clients who had put their faith in our ability to keep their vessels trading without the disruption of detentions. We set out to improve our position with the initial aim of attaining a top three position and then remaining there.”“We began a concentrated effort to improve fleet quality and help owners, managers and ships’ crews to avoid detentions. This activity aligns with our mission to promote safety and to improve the operational performance of the fleets we serve.”There were a number of key activities reinforced and initiatives undertaken by LR. These included: Additional training of LR surveyors, promoting awareness of the need to communicate what needs to be done by ships not just to pass surveys but to stay at the right level to pass port state control inspections for the whole year after a class visit.The publication of the series of convenient Pocket Guide Checklists to help seafarers’ awareness of safety and port state control requirements – these have been highly popular and not just on LR classed ships. The introduction of the first smartphone app for ILO/MLC compliance, followed swiftly by an ISM/ISPS app, which were both well received by the industry and helped promote awareness. The creation of a Fleet Quality Programme (FQP) in 2009 to help owners who were in danger of slipping below required safety standards between surveys. LR amended its classification Rules to permit LR surveyors to inspect ships between scheduled surveys where there was cause for concern in any classed ships.Publicising LR’s concentrated survey campaigns through Class News to owners and managers to raise awareness of port state control requirements.Joanna Townsend, Global Head, Fleet Services, Lloyd’s Register added: “We recognise the importance of identifying ships that are at a high risk of falling below the standards required in the classification rules and statutory requirements as well as the need for awareness of managers and seafarers and better communications with port state control authorities. Our surveyors cannot be on ships all the time. But we can promote safety by working with owners and managers to help them improve compliance with the classification and statutory requirements before they become either at risk or fall below required standards.”Press Release, June 19, 2014
Rabat – This November 9, Jemaa El Fna Square in Marrakech will host its first ever street food festival.The “Marrakech Street Food Festival” aims to pay tribute Moroccan cuisine and solidify its place among Morocco’s many festivals, said the Arts and Culture Foundation, which is organizing the event.In honor of the festival’s very first edition, organizers will task 20 renowned chefs with cooking a lunch for 5000 people. The festival will also offer a full day of tasting both traditional recipes and new food trends. A wide range of Moroccan cuisine will be served drawing inspiration from all over Morocco. According to Hafsa Benmchich, the President of the Arts and Culture Foundation, the star of Marrakech street food “is undeniably the cooks behind it, who add their cultural identity to the taste of the food.”“In each Moroccan city, the cook highlights the customs and cultural values. The cook often adds a regional specialty to the street food. Street cooking refers to multiple techniques, know-how, taste, and processes specific to cultural habits and places,” she added.The festival has already gathered a line up of restaurants, storytellers, snake trainers, and food trucks to serve the festival.Also on the festival program is a photo exhibition called “The Plate of Happiness” which will be orchestrated by Marrakech photographer Noureddine Tilsaghani. The exhibition will run from December 7 to January 7 on the esplanade of the Bahia Palace.The Arts & Cultures Foundation will also publish a book in honor of the festival entitled “The Career of an Artisan Cook.” The book will feature profiles of the most popular cooks in Marrakech’s the old medina, their culinary secrets and ancestral recipes.Read also: Marrakech to Host Unique Yoga and Music Festival in June
US services firms grew at slower pace in March by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2017 8:25 am MDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. services companies saw their growth rate taper off in March, as hiring and business activity remained positive but dipped relative to February.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group for purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its services index fell to 55.2 last month from 57.6 in February. Any reading above 50 signals growth.The report points to the United States continuing its nearly 8-year recovery from the Great Recession, a sign that many consumers and businesses are on a solid footing. Services — which can range from home buying to doctor’s visits to hair salons — account for the vast majority of the U.S. economic activity.But some firms also reported a degree of uncertainty regarding the Trump administration in the survey used to compile the report.One finance company said there is a “large amount of future uncertainty” regarding efforts to replace former President Barack Obama’s health insurance law. Another health care firm highlighted uncertainty as well, while a company in the accommodation and food services sector said there are possible challenges because President Donald Trump’s exact policies on trade and immigration are “unknown.”The services sector has now expanded for 87 straight months. But the employment reading dropped to 51.6 last month from 55.2 in February, while business activity and production pulled back to a reading of 58.9 from a solid 63.6.Fifteen services industries reported growth in March, including retailers, real estate and food services. But three sectors contracted: information, education and scientific and technical services.The report also raises questions about job gains in the government’s employment report to be released Friday. Analysts predict that report will show 178,000 jobs were added in March, according to data provider FactSet. But a private survey by payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 263,000 jobs in March, the most since December 2014.___This story has been corrected to show that the employment reading for March was 51.6, not 51.5.
Home cooks who want to give soup a little extra flavour can add seasoning, or perhaps a pinch of herbs. Heston Blumenthal has another suggestion: gravel from the garden. “I cooked some soup made with green beans that came from the farm and I decided to put a lump of bauxite rock in the water,” he explained. The chef, known for his experimental recipes, said he had recently discovered the transformative taste of rocks. In his newly launched podcast, Heston’s Pod & Chips, Blumenthal revealed the new flavours he has been discovering at his house in Provence. “From this bauxite rock, comes silica. Water, with silica in it, kind of thickens it. Silica comes from aluminium. And there’s aluminium in…