How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican-Style Lagers Brewed in the U.S.

first_img Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Corona. Pacifico. Dos Equis. You see these beer labels at every Cinco de Mayo party and behind the bar at almost every Mexican restaurant. They fall into a beer classification known as the Mexican-style lager, which is identified through its clear (often golden) color, smooth mouthfeel, and a crisp, sweet, grain-forward flavor profile. They’re generally refreshing and uncomplicated with a relatively low percentage of alcohol by volume.Interestingly enough, what we call the Mexican-style lager actually originated in Germany and Austria. Known in the Old World as the Vienna-style lager, it was imported to Mexico by immigrants in the mid 19th century. Now the style is taking another geographic turn and is being re-interpreted by craft brewers in the United States. Why would craft brewers north of the border turn to the Mexican-style lager for inspiration? After all, many of these craft breweries have made their names by creating bitter India pale ales, robust stouts, or intensely flavorful beers with uncommon, creative ingredients. With its simple recipe and one-note flavor, Mexican-style lagers would seem to be the antithesis to the movement. The cynical answer to “why,” would be money. The two leading imported beer brands in the United States for 2017 were Corona Extra and Modelo Especial, accounting for 38 percent of that category. It makes sense to go after a piece of that pie.The answer you’d actually hear from many brewers themselves, however, is that they actually enjoy drinking beers like Tecate and wanted to create their own version of the style. Regardless of the reason, here are three craft Mexican-style lagers brewed in the good ol’ USA.El Sully by 21st Amendment Brewery21st Amendment Brewery/FacebookAvailable in cans, El Sully is only 4.8 percent ABV and perfectly suited for trips to the beach. It fits all of the classic Mexican-style lager tropes while managing to introduce a slightly more herbal flavor and brisk bite.Beerito by Oskar Blues BreweryOskar Blues Brewery/FacebookAnother canned, low ABV option is Oskar Blues’ Beerito. Eschewing the expected golden hue for a deep amber, it reflects a more robust combination of malts and elicits notes of honey, toast and nuts.Mexican Logger by Ska BrewingSka Brewing/FacebookGoing all-in, Ska actually uses a yeast strain procured from an unidentified Mexico City brewery for its Mexican Logger. The use of Saaz hops elevates an otherwise faithful rendition of the style.Whether it’s to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a day in the surf, a tasty taco or just to escape from summertime heat, Mexican-style lagers are the thirst quenching, refreshing beverage you crave. And thanks to locally-brewed options, you can support American craft brewers at the same time. The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Aquaculture Harvest Festival Celebrates in Mabou

first_imgNova Scotia’s aquaculture industry will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 30, during the Aquaculture Harvest Festival in Mabou, Inverness Co. “Each fall we host a festival in one of Nova Scotia’s coastal regions where aquaculture operations are taking place or have the potential to be developed,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Ron Chisholm. “This year we have chosen Mabou because of recent activity in establishing oyster operations.” There are four oyster farms in Mabou Harbour and many productive mussel, trout and oyster operations on Cape Breton Island. Nova Scotia’s aquaculture industry was valued at $44 million in 2005. To recognize the aquaculture industry, festival organizers have arranged for free seafood samples, a touch tank and face painting for the children, and entertainment by local musicians. Mr. Chisholm will present a $1000 bursary to Dalbrae Academy to be awarded to a graduating student who is pursuing post-secondary studies in aquaculture or in an aquaculture-related field. The festival takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mabou Community Hall on Main Street. Admission to the festival is free.last_img read more

Lawyer challenges female military officers story in sexassault case

first_imgHALIFAX – A defence lawyer suggested Tuesday that a female military officer who says she was sexually assaulted initially reported just enough to superiors to cover the fact she slept with a subordinate.The woman has accused military police officer Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre of sexually assaulting her in her hotel room during 2015 Canadian Navy exercises in Glasgow, Scotland.She told a Halifax court martial she repeatedly told him no, but defence lawyer David Bright challenged that during cross-examination Tuesday.He suggested she invited him into her room, and mutually participated in sexual acts.“I suggest you started kissing one another … and you said to Sgt. MacIntyre, ‘I’m not a good kisser’,” said Bright.“No,” the complainant replied. “The only thing I remember is waking up and him touching me.”Bright said the officer had failed to keep text messages that might have been relevant to the case and also washed away blood stains she testified were on the white tank top she was wearing when the alleged assault occurred.“All we have is your recollection given quite a while afterwards,” said Bright, who added the officer also didn’t seek medical attention for bruises and vaginal irritation she said she sustained.She didn’t file a formal complaint until nearly six months after the Sept. 27, 2015, incident, he noted.The woman said she did discuss the alleged incident with her superiors in the days following, but only provided partial detail because she wasn’t comfortable providing more and didn’t want her husband to know before she could tell him.Said Bright: “I’m going to suggest to you … you just told your superior enough to cover you, but your whole purpose was to cover yourself, what do you say to that?”The complainant shot back with a question of her own, asking “Why would I be covering myself?”“Because you did wrong, because you slept with a subordinate,” Bright said.“But why would I come out with that six months after if nobody knew and they didn’t say anything?” she said calmly.During re-examination, military prosecutor Maj. Larry Langlois asked the complainant about testimony where she had expressed concern about her career.She said her experience in the military had taught her to be wary of an “old mentality.”“I was in a man’s world and every time there was a girl coming with sexual assault … they were all talking about her, it was a conversation and it was always her being wrong.”MacIntyre has entered a plea of not guilty.The woman testified Monday she had returned to her hotel room that night in an exhausted state. She said she hadn’t slept for about 36 hours after travelling from Canada and going straight to work in Glasgow on Sept. 26.She told the court martial that she didn’t scream or yell during the alleged assault, but told MacIntyre “No,” as she was forced to continually remove his hand from her lower extremities “10 to 15 times.”She said he eventually penetrated her. The complainant said she believes she “just froze.”The trial’s second witness Tuesday, the complainant’s immediate superior, told court she was with MacIntyre in the woman’s hotel room after a night of socializing and drinking.She said neither she nor the complainant were heavily intoxicated, registering about a five on a scale of one to 10, although MacIntyre seemed to have had more over the evening and was “about a seven.”She said at one point MacIntyre was on the bed next to the complainant and she remembers him stroking her hair although it wasn’t in a sexual way.She said they later left the complainant and returned to their rooms after she fell asleep.Earlier Tuesday, Bright asked about her statement to police in which she expressed confusion about exactly what happened that day.“Did you say to the police ‘I don’t know. Did I do something? Did I make him come behind me and have sex with me?’”The complainant confirmed she said that to police, and Bright asked her why.“Because I don’t know what happened between the time he left the room and the time I woke up with him touching me 20 times,” she said.Bright also took issue with testimony that she couldn’t eat in the weeks following the incident, producing an Oct. 11 Facebook photo showing her sitting before a large plate of food during “high tea” at a Glasgow restaurant.The complainant, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, said she took the photo to reassure her family back home that she was well during her trip and that she actually ate very little that day.last_img read more

US delays announcing second round of punishing duties on Bombardier CSeries

first_imgMONTREAL – The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is delaying its announcement on preliminary anti-dumping duties against Bombardier Inc. until Friday. The company is expected to face additional export duties on its CSeries commercial jet.The decision follows last week’s move to impose nearly 220 per cent preliminary countervailing tariffs once deliveries to Delta Air Lines begin next year.The Montreal-based transportation manufacturer (TSX:BBD.B) has said it wouldn’t be shocked if the U.S. piles on by announcing another “absurd” duty.Colin Bole, Bombardier’s sales chief for commercial aircraft, said the company expects the second duty to be a “significant number” but one that also makes no sense.Boeing revised its request for anti-dumping duties to 143 per cent from around 80 per cent because of Bombardier’s refusal to provide certain information to the Commerce Department.The U.S. aerospace giant petitioned to the government in April after its smaller rival secured a deal for up to 125 of its CS100s with Delta in 2016.The department’s preliminary countervailing duty findings agreed with Boeing that Bombardier benefited from improper government subsidies, giving it an unfair advantage when selling its CSeries jets south of the border.Bombardier has repeatedly stressed that Americans will be hurt by the tariffs because more than half the content on the CSeries is sourced by U.S. suppliers, including Pratt & Whitney engines. The program is expected to generate more than US$30 billion in business over its life and support more than 22,700 American jobs in 19 states.The company has said the exorbitant duties are unfounded and the company is confident they will be reversed in final decisions in coming months. Bombardier says Boeing can’t justify its claim of being harmed since it doesn’t make a plane the size of the CS100.Bombardier is hoping the high duties won’t stand when the Department of Commerce announces its final ruling in December. The key decision likely won’t come, however, until the U.S. International Trade Commissions decides whether the Bombardier-Delta deal actually hurt Boeing’s business, a decision that’s not expected until early February.A protracted battle could then ensue if either side appeals the case to the U.S. Court of International Trade, brings it before NAFTA dispute bodies, or even take the matter to the World Trade Organization.Boeing’s complaint has prompted a heavy political reaction from the Canadian government and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who fears job losses at Bombardier’s wing assembly facility in Northern Ireland.Canada has threatened to cancel the planned purchase of 18 Super Hornets to temporarily augment Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18s.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and May are appealing directly to U.S. President Donald Trump.last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX little changed Dow closes above 17000 as jobs data

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed Thursday even as job creation data from the United States blew past expectations and raised hopes for a stronger showing by the economy in the second quarter.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 15,207.11-2.68 -0.02%S&P 500 —  1,985.44+10.82 0.55%Dow — 17,068.26+92.02 0.54%Nasdaq — 4,485.92 +28.19 0.63%The S&P/TSX composite index backed away slightly from Wednesday’s record-high close to decline 2.68 points to 15,207.11.The TSX was held back in part by gold stocks as bullion prices retreated in the wake of data from the U.S. Labor Department showing that the American economy produced 288,000 jobs in June.Economists had forecast that about 215,000 jobs were cranked out last month. There was also relief that the U.S. jobless rate edged down to 6.1% from 6.3%.Canadian employment data for June will be released July 11.U.S. indexes ran up smartly in a shortened session ahead of the Independence Day holiday Friday, when markets will be closed.The Dow Jones industrials closed above the 17,000-mark for the first time, up 92.02 points to 17,068.26, the Nasdaq rose 28.19 points to a 14-year high of 4,485.93 and the S&P 500 index gained 10.82 points to 1,985.44.The jobs data also persuaded analysts that damage to the U.S. economy in the first quarter was contained and second-quarter performance will be much more impressive. The economy contracted by 2.9% in the first quarter, largely because of severe winter weather.“I think it will definitely reverse itself,” said Allan Small, senior adviser at HollisWealth.“The U.S. will continue to gain strength as the year moves forward and I think that will factor into our markets. A stronger U.S. dollar, a stronger economy, a rise in interest rates on the 10-year Treasury, I think these things will affect our economy, affect things like gold and the price of oil — commodities affected by a higher U.S. dollar.”The Canadian dollar was up 0.24 of a cent to 93.99 cents US as other data showed that Canada’s trade deficit with the world narrowed in May. Statistics Canada said the deficit came in at $152 million, down sharply from $961 million in April, thanks in large part to a strong showing by the auto sector.The strong jobs data and solid manufacturing reports from the U.S. and China earlier in the week boosted the Dow industrials 216.42 points or 1.28% this past week. The Toronto market also headed for a strong gain, led by mining and financial stocks.The gold sector was a major weight on the TSX, down about 1.25% as the jobs data pushed August bullion down $10.30 to US$1,320.60 an ounce.“When the U.S. economy is gaining strength, that’s when you see the price of gold drop,” added Small.“It was no coincidence that the price of gold reached US$1,900 when the economy was in the dumps. Now we’re seeing the opposite.”The tech sector was down 1.2%. BlackBerry (TSX:BB) slipped 10 cents to $11.29 as the smartphone maker said that it is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology built into vehicle dashboards.The energy sector slipped 0.22% as August crude moved down 42 cents to US$104.06 a barrel.The TSX base metals sector led advancers Thursday, up 3.4% while September copper was one cent higher at US$3.28 a pound. The financials sector was also a major gainer, up 0.33%.TOP STORIESKaboom! Dow breaks 17,000 for first time on blockbuster jobs reportBlackBerry sells German R&D unit to Volkswagen Infotainment as it eyes 2016 profitability goalEuropean Central Bank keeps record low rates on hold as it waits for stimulus to biteU.S. job gains blow past expectations, jobless rate plungesCanada’s exports near record set before the last recession as trade gap shrinks to almost zeroWHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAYU.S. markets closed for Independence Day read more

Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul

Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin address a group of business owners to gather support for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act at the Harshaw Trane Parts and Distribution Center, Saturday, March. 11, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) by Ken Thomas, The Associated Press Posted Mar 11, 2017 10:42 am MDT Last Updated Mar 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Vice-President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit Saturday to Kentucky, where the Republican governor and junior senator are among the plan’s skeptics.“This is going to be a battle in Washington, D.C. And for us to seize this opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare once and for all, we need every Republican in Congress, and we’re counting on Kentucky,” Pence said at an energy company where business leaders had gathered.He said President Donald Trump would lean on House Republicans — including two Kentucky lawmakers in the audience, Reps. Andy Barr and Brett Guthrie — to vote to replace former President Barack Obama’s law.Pence’s trip was part of an effort to reassure conservatives who have raised objections to the House plan. In a sign of the high stakes, Pence’s motorcade passed a long line of demonstrators who chanted, “Save our care.”Almost at the time Pence landed in Louisville, Trump tweeted: “We are making great progress with health care. ObamaCare is imploding and will only get worse. Republicans coming together to get job done!”The former Indiana governor has been the chief salesman for Trump’s push to jettison the Affordable Care Act. The House is expected to vote on the bill in less than two weeks, but faces resistance from critics within the GOP, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has called the initial draft “Obamacare Lite.”Even before the legislation was released, Paul placed a copy machine outside the room where House Republicans were drafting the bill and asked for a copy — all to draw attention to the secrecy of the plan.GOP Gov. Matt Bevin has said his state cannot afford to pay for a growing Medicaid program, which has cost Kentucky millions more than initially expected and now covers more than 25 per cent of the state’s population. He has dismantled Kentucky’s state-based exchange but indicated he would not favour eliminating the federal health insurance exchange.Bevin told reporters Friday that, like Paul, he was not impressed with the initial proposal in the House.But on Saturday he said that while there were different views on how to change the law, “ultimately these differences of opinion will be rectified.” He said all could agree that “change has to come — the system is broken.”“Now I know that not every politician in Kentucky supports our plan,” Pence said, mentioning former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear but neither Paul nor Bevin.After greeting Pence at the airport, Bevin and his children and their friend got an impromptu tour of Air Force Two, and Pence later told business leaders: “I was for Matt Bevin before it was cool.”Democrats have praised Beshear’s use of the health care law to drive down the state’s uninsured rate and his smooth rollout of kynect, the state-run exchange, even while Obama struggled with the national release of event at the Harshaw Trane facility was in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., whom Pence praised as “a true friend to me, to our president, and to the people of America.”McConnell, however, did not attend due to a scheduling conflict.___On Twitter follow Ken Thomas at read more

Kelvin Sampson Takes Over For Kevin McHale

Kelvin Sampson, the former coach of Indiana, has taken over as interim Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale, who took a leave of absence on Saturday to deal with a family matter.Sampson said McHale called him Saturday afternoon and asked him to coach the team.”Hopefully whatever the family matter is, it gets taken care of,” Sampson said. ”That’s the most important thing.”There is no timetable for the return of the second-year coach and Hall of Fame player.Rockets general manager Daryl Morey didn’t provide any further details on the specifics of the situation, but expressed his concern for McHale.”Kevin is a devoted family man who is needed back home in Minnesota at the moment,” Morey said. ”The Rockets organization will keep Kevin and his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”Sampson said he addressed the players in a film session Saturday afternoon and that he hopes they can use this setback as a positive.”Oftentimes in life we have things happen to us, and we have to make decisions on how we’re going to react to them,” Sampson said. ”This is one of those times. We lost our leader. I think we can use this as a catalyst to bring us together and fight for him.”Sampson was thinking more about McHale than worrying about his task of coaching Houston against the Pistons before Saturday night’s game. He said the fact that there weren’t high expectations for the Rockets entering this season makes stepping in easier.”I don’t think it’s that challenging,” he said. ”We have a young team and we have a new team. I think it would be a lot more challenging if we were … the No. 1 ranked team in the league. That might be a little more challenging. We’re still growing.”Sampson is in his second season with the Rockets after spending three years as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks. read more

Prince George wants to join the police his father suggests

first_imgPrince William and Prince Harry, met Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at the reception He and Prince Harry praised the “impressive” and “inspiring” police officers, staff and volunteers who won awards for their work.William and Harry also met Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood who won an outstanding contribution award for his efforts in rushing to help Pc Keith Palmer during the Westminster terror attack.Mr Ellwood, a former soldier, told William about how “instinct kicked in” as the attack unfolded last March. Prince Harry jokes with Metropolitan Police officers  DC Stewart arranged for a specialist neurologist to act as an intermediary between her and the victim.She arranged for a private company to install specialist technology that would let the victim give evidence by blinking.On the day of the verdict, the victim died, not knowing that the defendant had been convicted.William congratulated her on her award and described her work as “very impressive”.The royals also met police officer of the year, Pc Philip Stone, who co-ordinates the work of the Met’s Disaster Victim Identification Cadre, which organises the national and international recovery and identification of human remains for the coroner to repatriate them to their families.Pc Stone discussed Grenfell Tower with William and afterwards the officer described his team’s work there as “very, very difficult”.He said he had already met the Duke at Grenfell in the aftermath of the tragedy. Prince William and Prince Harry, met Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at the receptionCredit:AFP / Adrian Dennis As they left, William described the group as “really inspiring”, while Harry said: “Well done guys.”Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said the force is “really grateful” to William and Harry for finding time for them.”It’s wonderful for our guys and girls to be here and to enjoy such a treat.”They’re really excited and have had a lovely time.”They all spoke very openly and clearly and frankly about what they do, and what they do is … you know they take it for granted, but it is extraordinary for many of them,” she said.The Commissioner said William and Harry are “very knowledgeable”, adding: “We’re very grateful because they’ve been supporting us in a variety of different ways over the last several years.”She said they are “interested in policing” and in how the force keeps the public safe.The Commissioner said the pair have taken a great interest in crime that affects young people, such as knife crime.The seventh annual awards ceremony, held on Friday, celebrated the work of police officers in London.Pc Palmer was posthumously honoured at the ceremony for his heroic response during the Westminster attack.The officer, who was stabbed to death when he confronted attacker Khalid Masood outside the Houses of Parliament, was named the winner of the outstanding bravery of the year prize.center_img Prince Harry jokes with Metropolitan Police officers Credit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Prince George could be interested in joining the police, his father has suggested.Speaking as he met winners of the Metropolitan Police Excellence Awards at a reception in Kensington Palace, the Duke of Cambridge revealed that his four-year-old son has shown an interest in the police force.The Duke met cadet of the year Nabil Laasid, who has completed almost 1,000 hours of volunteering in the last year, and was one of the first cadets to volunteer after the Grenfell Tower fire. He was nominated by Jayne Richardson who joked with William that his children could join the cadets.After the event, she said: “We’re only based just down the road in Kensington and I said to him ‘Perhaps Prince George and Princess Charlotte could join the police cadets’.”And he said ‘Well he does like the police at the moment’.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Duke said: “Everyone did all they could I’m sure.”William met Investigation of the Year award winner DC Hannah Stewart, who led a time sensitive and logistically challenging investigation into a child sexual abuse offence.The victim had motor neurone disease, with a life expectancy of less than six months, and was no longer able to speak.last_img read more

Setting yourself up for life

first_imgWhen it comes to money, Australians are interested in two basic things: owning their own home and retiring comfortably. It’s the second one that’s concerned me lately: most awareness of superannuation is aimed at the family-and-mortgage people in their thirties and forties, and the pre-retirement panickers in their fifties and sixties. But what about people in their twenties? The decisions they make now could be the difference between tens of thousands of dollars when they retire. Superannuation is required to be paid to employees at 9 per cent of their salary; it goes into a complying super fund where the earnings enjoy a sizeable tax break which allows it to accumulate faster. So there’s all this money flowing into super accounts, yet many young people don’t know where their super is going. I urge young people to take control of this situation and become informed – it could mean a lot of extra money in the future. For a start, know which super fund your money is going into. It doesn’t have to be your employer’s fund. You can ask around, do your homework and use the internet to see which funds are best for you. Secondly, if you’ve worked more than one job, go to the SuperSeeker search engine in the ATO’s website and find any super that’s owing to you from a former employer (there’s $18 billion in unclaimed super at the moment.) Put it all into one account where it will be easier to manage and more cost effective. Then you should do two things: firstly, put some extra into super to augment the employer’s contribution. Even a small amount extra each week could mean a big difference in your retirement balance. Secondly, do your homework and select which investment option you want your super going into within your super fund.If you don’t select one, the super fund will usually select a ‘conservative’ or ‘balanced’ investment option, neither of which might perform the way you want them to. It’s important to get this right because this selection also means a difference of tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars over forty years. Because you are young, you can ride out the volatility of share markets and still capture the higher returns. So you should probably select a high growth fund which invests in Australian and international shares. A ‘conservative’ fund, with mostly cash and government bonds, will be steadier but deliver a lower return on your funds.It’s your job to assess your own risk profile but you must start by being informed. And remember: when you’re young, the biggest risk may be that you don’t make large enough returns by playing it too safe.Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting and tax and insurance. Email Mark on with any queries you may have or check for your nearest branch. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Dioxine en Allemagne après les oeufs le porc

first_imgDioxine en Allemagne : après les oeufs, le porcAprès le scandale des oeufs contaminés outre-Rhin, on apprend que de la viande de porc contiendrait un niveau anormalement élevé de dioxine dans le nord de l’Allemagne, ont indiqué les autorités locales.”Un test sur de la viande (de porc) a laissé paraître un taux de dioxine élevé” dans l’une des exploitations agricoles fermées par précaution depuis la semaine dernière, à la suite de la découverte de compléments pour l’alimentation animale contaminés, a déclaré à l’AFP un porte-parole du ministère de la Consommation de Basse-Saxe. En conséquence, celui-ci affirme que plusieurs animaux vont être abattus puisque leur viande n’est pas commercialisable. Leur carcasse sera même brûlée. Jusqu’à présent, seuls des oeufs étaient contaminés par la dioxine. Environ 100.000 oeufs ont d’ailleurs été détruits en Basse-Saxe. “Dans les prochains jours, il est probable que 100.000 de plus le seront à leur tour”, a ajouté le porte-parole. De son côté, la ministre allemande de l’Agriculture, Ilse Aigner, a souhaité rassurer la population en début de semaine en affirmant qu’à “aucun moment (…) les produits allemands n’ont été dangereux” pour la santé.Un sondage publié outre-Rhin dimanche dernier indiquait qu’un Allemand sur cinq avait renoncé à manger des oeufs, suite à ce nouveau scandale alimentaire.Le 12 janvier 2011 à 09:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Valverde Barcelona are fired up for success

first_imgErnesto Valverde believes his team is extra motivated to win the Champions League, as they bid to end their barren run since 2015.The Spanish Champions were dumped out of the competition in the Quarter-final stage by Roma but Valverde thinks they have the right mindset to enjoy European success once again.“We would like to win this competition, and surely this feeling is being felt by other teams too,” he told a pre-match press conference.”Teams like Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Manchester City and Real Madrid all have the same desire, yet I like that there is an extra motivation to win the Champions League this year.”Many pundits have tipped Barca to win the tie PSV, however, Valverde is wary of their attacking talents.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“They are the Dutch champions and are used to taking the initiative,” he said.”I don’t see them changing that. Most teams want to maintain their style. They will want to attack and we are going to have to defend well against them.”We try to play the same way every game and we will try to do the same again tomorrow.”They have some very talented wingers, especially on the left. They have some very good full-backs as well, and we have to deal with that regardless of who plays for us.”last_img read more

Thanksgiving holiday closures

first_imgWhat’s open and what’s closed for Thanksgiving:• MAIL: No home delivery Thursday, except for Express Mail. Most post offices closed Thursday. The postal unit inside the Shell gas station at Fisher’s Landing, 16320 S.E. Cascade Park Drive, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Post offices open Friday; mail delivered.• GARBAGE: Thursday’s trash and recyclables in Vancouver and most of Clark County will be picked up Friday; Friday’s trash and recyclables will be collected Saturday. In Camas, Thursday’s trash and recyclables will be picked up Monday with Monday’s regular collections, and Friday’s trash and recyclables will be picked up with Tuesday’s collections.• TRANSFER STATIONS: West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, and Central Transfer and Recycling Center, 11034 N.E. 117th Ave., closed Thursday, open Friday.• PUBLIC SCHOOLS: No classes Thursday and Friday.• COLLEGES: No classes at Washington State University Vancouver and Clark College Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.• GOVERNMENT: City, county and state offices closed Thursday, Friday. Federal offices closed Thursday, open Friday.• ANIMAL SHELTER: Humane Society for Southwest Washington shelter closed Thursday, open Friday.• LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library headquarters and branch libraries closed Thursday, open Friday. Camas Public Library closed Thursday and Friday.• BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet follow Sunday schedules Thursday. C-Tran follows reduced service schedule Friday. TriMet will provide regular service Friday.• PARKING: Meters in downtown Vancouver free Thursday and Friday.• DRIVER’S LICENSING: Offices closed Thursday and Friday.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Offices closed Thursday and Friday.• VEHICLE EMISSIONS: Closed Thursday, open Friday.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Closed Thursday, open Friday. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-3000.• LIQUOR STORES: State-operated stores closed Thursday, open Friday.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.• BANKS: Closed Thursday, open Friday.• FINANCIAL MARKETS: New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and other markets closed Thursday. Markets close early Friday, at 10 a.m. Pacific time.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.• VETERANS MUSEUM: Closed this week, reopening Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.• CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed Thursday and Friday.• WESTFIELD VANCOUVER MALL: Closed Thursday; open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Anchor stores have different hours on Friday: JC Penney open 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Macy’s open midnight to 10 p.m.; Sears open 4 a.m. to midnight; Nordstrom open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.• THE COLUMBIAN: Offices closed Thursday. Circulation customer service, 360-694-2312, open from 4:30 a.m. to noon. Open regular hours Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Circulation customer service open 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

Building a Custom Video Program

first_imgStack Media relied on a regional freelance network to reach a few hundred thousand viewers per month when it started its integrated video campaigns in 2008.Within two years, a Stack Studios crew had been assembled and was traveling the country filming for sponsors like Gatorade and Nike. They’re now getting upwards of 15 million views per video and generating 60 percent of the company’s revenue.Stack Magazine, the flagship of the larger media group, was established in 2005 as a training and fitness title centered on professional athletes. Video came in 2008 with the launch of the company’s digital network—a “natural extension” of the content they were already producing, according to Nick Palazzo, the company’s co-founder and CEO.Is It For Your Audience?The demographics worked for Stack. The majority of its audience is comprised of 16 to 24-year-old males—among the most active online video viewers, according to several recent reports. Overall, 18 to 24-year-old men and women with regular access to the Internet spend close to 11 hours watching web videos per month, or nearly one-third of their total time online, says Nielsen’s Cross Platform report from the second quarter of this year. A Pew Research survey from this fall indicates that the group is highly engaged, as well, with nearly a quarter of all adult American males sharing videos.All told, comScore has tallied more than 100 million Americans watching video online each day, up 43 percent from 2010.How Do You Make It?Pricing for the content is highly variable, Palazzo says, with the number of shoots being the key determinant. A single session—requiring travel, equipment, venue, lighting, etc. (along with the personnel to manage it all)—can run up to $10,000. On the low end, a shoot can be arranged for around $1,500. It’s up to the advertiser.The same goes for concept. The project is usually handed off to Stack right from the start, but sponsors can play a larger role.“Sometimes they can be very involved in storyboarding, bringing the concept to life and providing assets,” Palazzo says. In Stack’s case, those “assets” are usually famous athletes, but they can be products, venues, signage, memorabilia, logos, uniforms or anything else they want included.The bigger the asset, the bigger the response. Timing plays a role, but the golden-rule for luring readers to the newsstand applies to attracting viewers online: recognition.“What really drives traffic and engagement is getting the biggest star possible,” Palazzo says.How Do You Sell It?Palazzo estimates that as much as 85 percent of Stack’s content is now video-based, so naturally it’s their lead story to tell potential advertisers. From there it’s a matter of selling the complete distribution and media package.“It’s hard to sell just straight video. You have to package it with other media assets that you already have—that’s really the most important thing,” he says. “In a lot of what we do, you’ll get the video content, the distribution across our platforms, and media—banner and print—all together in one package. It’s much more efficient to buy everything rather than just piecing it out. We make it an offer they can’t refuse.”Integrated Sales Still Difficult To Do With AgenciesIn a divided print and digital world, Stack can run into difficulties trying to manage a deal across the multiple ad agencies running those respective arms. Whenever possible, Palazzo will try to deal directly with the company.“It’s sometimes hard to do integrated ad sales if they have separate agencies for digital and print,” Palazzo says. “One of the most important things to focus on is working directly with the client. They’re going to be the ones that have the ability to do multiplatform deals, as well as the foresight and knowledge base to help make a video program successful.”How Do You Measure It?Stack’s integrated video campaigns don’t feature any product links or buy options—they’re straight branding enterprises—so measuring success can be a challenge. In the absence of conversions, Palazzo relies on engagement metrics like video plays and average time spent with the video to let him know how they performed.“If you get someone to watch a minute or minute-and-a-half of video, that’s a pretty valuable impression,” he says. “If you can get them to click-through, then great, that’s something you can quantify. But that’s not the key metric that we focus on.”last_img read more

The Offspring 311 Plot 2018 Arena Tour

first_imgA special exclusive ticket presale for Citi card holders will run from Tuesday, April 10, at noon local time through Thursday, April 12 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 13 at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more The Offspring, 311 Plot 2018 Arena Tour News Email Facebook center_img Twitter The legends of ’90s alternative radio will be joined by special guests Gym Class HeroesBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 9, 2018 – 4:00 pm Summer 2018 is shaping up to be a bit of a victory lap for ’90s alternative, hard rock and skate punk bands and their fans. Already announced are the anticipated return of System Of A Down, a three-day all-punk campout festival hosted by NoFX’s Fat Mike, and a unique “tri-headlining” tour featuring Stone Temple Pilots, Bush and Cult making for an increasingly packed summer festival and tour schedule. Now added to mix is a brand new co-headlining tour featuring proto-pop punk hitmakers 311 and the Offspring, joined by special guests Gym Class Heroes.The “Never-Ending Summer Tour” will hopscotch through 29 cities across North America for a series of area shows and festival appearances kicking off on July 25 at Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheater and run through Sept. 9, where the tour will close out in Wichita, Kan. The Offspring And 311 Plot 2018 Arena Tour offspring-311-plot-2018-arena-tourlast_img read more

Subsistence Fishermen Say Commercial Chum Fishing Is Too Early

first_imgAs the Kuskokwim River king salmon run comes to an end, the Department of Fish and Game is looking toward a commercial chum opening in the lower river Friday. But in a year with unprecedented Chinook restrictions and increased reliance on chum salmon, many middle river fishermen say it’s too early.Download AudioDepartment of Fish and Game District W-1. The proposed opening would be in the lowest section of 1-B.At a work session Tuesday of the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group, subsistence fishermen told managers a commercial opening now undermines the conservation mindset and sacrifices that the working group and others have pushed all year. Nick Kameroff is from Aniak.“The more commercial fishing that starts there.. it’s a lot of boats, it’s going to dwindle our chums and reds and opportunity for other people on the upper river who have not yet met their subsistence needs,” said Kameroff.Several middle river residents reported not catching as many chum salmon as they might expect this year. They say many are still chum fishing and plan to try and target more silvers this year.Mangers are proposing a commercial opening Friday in lower Sub district 1-B which runs from 15 miles below the Johnson River the to the southern tip of Eek Island. The six-hour opening is not finalized yet, but managers expect allowing 6-inch gear.Aaron Poetter is the Kuskokwim Area Management Biologist with the Department of Fish and Game.“Looks like we’re sitting really good as far as fish that have moved into the river, the relaxation of some restrictions in order to provide subsistence opportunity, good abundances of chums moving in, processor availability,” said Poetter.A preseason forecast pointed to 100 to 200 thousand chum salmon available for commercial harvest. The data this year indicate an above average chum run. There will still be incidental kings salmon caught. The commercial buyer, Coastal Village Seafoods, told the working group they would not buy king salmon caught, all would be sent home for subsistence use.There was no quorum, so the group could not pass a motion. Co-Chair LaMont Albertson from Aniak said he wanted managers to hear a message from the middle river.“For those of use who have talking conservation upriver, this is not viewed as a conservation move when you open it up. You can say it’s just for chums, ands that fine and I understand that and I understand the statistics you use to justify it also. But in the true spirit of the way things have gone this year, and in the way the people in the middle river, upper river and even the lower river somewhat have responded, This is just the wrong year to start this soon,” said Albertson.The working group will be talking long term in the coming months and discussing the possibility of a tier two chinook salmon permit system that allocates permits based on several criteria.Biologist report that a few silvers at least are in early: the Bethel Test Fisheryon July 6th tied the record for the earliest catch of a coho salmon.The next working group meeting will be at the call of the chair.last_img read more

The 6th Annual Unsung Heroes Award Dinner

first_imgThe Sisters Saving the City are honoring African American Volunteers on June 28 at the Delta Community Center, 2501 Springhill Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 at 4 p.m. Sisters Saving the City recognizes its responsibility to lift up our Black males who care about their community. Not only do these role models care but they are willing to do the work through their volunteerism to help black youth.Contact Kathryn Cooper Nicholas 410-601-0380 for more information.last_img

Arrest in DC Quadruple Shooting

first_imgThe shooter struck four people with gunfire in front of Big Ben Liquor Store, located on the corner of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue in Northwest D.C.Kevin Antonio Cole, 26, of Southeast, has been charged with assault with intent to kill after being arrested on June 15 as the suspected getaway driver during a quadruple shooting in Northwest D.C. on June 8. A person of interest described as a masked man in black is considered the main suspect and, according to the Metro Police, he is still at large.“There have been no additional arrests in this case at this time,” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Alice Kim told the AFRO June 20.On June 8, the shooter struck four people with gunfire in front of Big Ben’s Liquor Store, located on the corner of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, a busy intersection in the late afternoon, police said. Police believe it was not a random shooting and the attacker may have shot his intended target.Video surveillance of the crime scene assisted police in identifying Cole as the suspected driver and provided a description of the shooter.  “This first arrest is a good step in the right direction, but it doesn’t end this investigation,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at a press conference.Three of the injured were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. A fourth person is in critical condition.Ward 5 D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D) attended an emergency meeting on June 9 to inform and listen to residents about the crime happening in their part of the city. (Courtesy Photo)On June 9, an emergency community meeting was organized by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District. Commander William Fitzgerald of the Fifth District and Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) were present. Lanier said there is an earlier shift in the time of shootings, but the same amount of shootings are going on in the evenings.An area of about 1,000 feet around the liquor store has seen 38 violent crimes as of June 21 this year. Of those violent crimes two have resulted in homicides, according to data collected by the police department.Police are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting. Anyone with information can call the police at 202-727-9099 or send a text to the Text Tip Line at 50411.last_img read more

shellNewSettings remove Explorer new menu items

first_imgshellNewSettings: remove Explorer new menu items by Martin Brinkmann on March 17, 2017 in Software – 10 commentsShellNewSettings is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to remove items from the new menu of Explorer.The new menu of Windows Explorer may grow considerably over time. Microsoft ships the menu with a couple of entries already, for instance to create a new folder or plain text file. Third-party programs may add their own new handlers to the menu.While you may find some of those useful, others may sit idly in the menu for years without being used once in that time.Since you may end up with several dozen entries in the menu, finding the new items that you want may be slowed down.shellNewSettingsLots of programs assist you in removing unwanted entries from the Explorer new menu.There is for instance ShellMenuNew by Nirsoft which gives you full control over the items listed under new in Explorer.You can remove entries manually using the Windows Registry as well, but using third-party tools is more comfortable and easier.ShellNewSettings is a tiny 20 Kilobyte application that you may use to remove new entries from Windows Explorer. It is not as sophisticated as Nirsoft’s program, as you cannot use it to add or modify entries.It may be an option if you need a quick program to remove items from the Explorer context menu and don’t need any additional functionality.Please note that it does require the Microsoft .Net Framework 4 or higher to run.The program lists all new items in the interface on start. Remove the checkmark next to the item’s box to hide it from the new menu.The change takes effect right away. It is best to test the change right away by opening an Explorer window to display the new menu with a right-click and the selection of new from it.Note that the program keeps those options. This is useful if you want to display a previously hidden item again in the new menu.The only other option is a refresh button. It is useful if you made changes elsewhere, e.g. a software installation or Registry edit while shellNewSettings was open. This loads the data again from the Registry so that you get the most recent new items displayed there.Closing WordsShellNewSettings is a simple program that is good for the occasional use. I do prefer Nirsoft’s program, as it offers all the functionality of ShellNewSettings, and extra functionality. Nirsoft’s program is fully portable on top of that, and just a couple of Kilobytes larger.Still, if you want a simpler tool that gets the hiding job done as well, ShellNewSettings may be a viable option for that.Now You: Do you manage your Explorer context menus to optimize them?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 1 votes Software Name shellNewSettingsOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Manila police block protesters near US Embassy

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The protesters slammed the government’s land reform program as ineffective and said the presence of U.S. counterterrorism troops in the south has undermined Philippine independence.The protests were staged as the country celebrated its declaration of independence from centuries of Spanish colonization in 1898.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine riot police have blocked hundreds of left-wing protesters and farmers from marching toward the U.S. Embassy in Manila to demand land and to protest the presence of American troops in the country.Police used fiberglass shields and wooden batons Tuesday to stop about 1,000 protesters from getting close to the heavily secured American compound, sparking a brief scuffle. No arrests were made and the protesters later dispersed peacefully. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Novotel Microsoft plans 3120 hotel room

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Taking the hotel experience way into the future, Novotel has teamed up with Microsoft to launch the world first; hotel room of the future.Unveiled earlier this week, the room called 3120 will be housed at the Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse and will be equipped with technology yet to be released in the market.Including voice recognition, a fitness interface and a Surface multimedia table, parent company, Accor explained in a statement the room was fit for both the business traveller and family trips. “We wanted to reinvent the hotel room experience by harmoniously melding design and new digital technologies,” global chief marketing officer Grégoire Champetier explained. “It’s crucial to take our customers’ changing habits and expectations into account. “In particular, this means rethinking our rooms in digital terms.”Working with architecture firm, Naço, the hotel room has been described to have a “unique ambience” upon entry and designed to be a “decompression chamber” between the outside world and a spacious sensorial environment.Majority of technology cannot be seen to the naked eye, according to Accor, so as to not overwhelm the guests by its technological surrounding.The room is also divided into two sections, entertainment and the rest, and making a clear division between the parents’ space and the children’s.Both sections are equipped with an Xbox 360 console with Kinect, with a fold up bed for the adults while the youngeon’s play in a more playful and colourful room with a tatami mat that rises up on one side to form a bench.“The two environments co-exist and echo each other with extruded volumes,” Accor’s statement read. Other new features also include the Surface table, which responds to the user’s hand gestures and allows them to browse through the web, play board games or search interactive maps. Also the Sensorit interactive mirror looks like an ordinary mirror but displays a variety of information in graphic and text form.It allows users to check the weather or a range of multimedia content, play the radio as well as access new through the simple wave of the hand.    “Novotel and Microsoft will continue their partnership through the deployment of specially-designed Kinect Experience stands in public areas across the Novotel network,” Accor’s statement continued. “They are also considering the possibility of offering the game console in rooms so that guests can benefit from an ultimate entertainment experience during their stay.”The hotel was designed to accommodate two adults and two children under 16 and is available for general reservations for a three month period from 14 February 2012.last_img read more