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Vermont Brewers win three medals at World Beer Cup

first_imgThe Brewers Association of Denver, CO has announced the winners of the World Beer Cup 2010, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in the world, and has singled out three Vermont breweries for excellence.The Alchemist Pub & Brewery of Waterbury received a Gold medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category for their Celia Saison.Harpoon Brewery of Windsor, VT and Boston, MA, was awarded the Silver medal in the American Style Wheat Beer with Yeast category for the flagship of their UFO brands, UFO Hefeweizen.Lawson s Finest Liquids of Warren, VT won a Bronze medal in the Specialty Beer category for Maple Tripple.Celia Saison A Belgian-inspired gluten free Saison made with sorghum, orange peel, coriander, and Amarillo hops ~ 5.4% a/vUFO Hefeweizen Is a cloudy golden color with a dense, frothy head, and the aroma has a faint but clear citrus-like character. UFO has a soft mouthfeel and a refreshing, light body.  The wheat malts and subtle hopping give the beer a mild, delicate flavor.Maple Tripple Is enticing, rich and complex, this creation defies easy description. Our ‘once-a-year beer’ is brewed only during sugaring season with 100% maple sap from Fayston, VT. No water added! Just barley, hops, and ale yeast. ~10.1% a/vThe World Beer Cup 2010 winners were selected by an international panel of 179 beer judges from 27 countries. An impressive field of 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44 countries made up the competition. More than 3,800 breweries in 100 countries were invited to compete.Source: Vermont Brewers Association. 4.11.2010last_img read more

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Lakers’ Byron Scott questions Dwight Howard’s championship mindset

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “My outside perspective is Kobe is a real serious guy and wants to win championships,” Scott said. “I don’t know if Dwight is that serious about it. I know No. 24 is and that probably was the clash.”That explains why Scott predicted Howard “would love to play and beat the crap out of us and have a great game.”Howard has already faced the Lakers three times since leaving them. But this will mark the first time Bryant and Howard step on the court together in opposing uniforms. Bryant ruptured his left Achilles tendon on April 13, 2013, just before the NBA playoffs started. Once Bryant returned to the court eight months later, Howard had already left. Bryant acknowledged last season the “tension” he and Howard had. But Bryant hardly sounded interested in going down memory lane. He only predicted Howard will “go out there and try to do the best he can.” Bryant dismissed any notion that this game meant something more because of Howard’s presence.“Why would it?” Bryant asked. It appeared it meant plenty to Howard, who embarrassed the Lakers with countless dunks, putbacks and post moves in the Lakers’ 134-108 loss on Feb. 19, 2014. Howard answered the stream of boos every time he touched the ball with 20 points and 13 rebounds. “It wasn’t like this was the only place he got booed,” Lin said. “He took it all in stride and had a smile on his face. I respect him for that. I really do. It’s easy for everyone to shout and jab at him about different things. But to deal with it at every road game, I was impressed with how he handled it.”Scott believes Bryant and Howard could have handled their dynamic better. “I don’t think there’s one specific way that you can overcome it,” Scott said. “I think there’s probably a number of ways, but obviously both individuals have to be willing.”Since then, so much has been dissected between the Bryant-Howard relationship. The issues included Bryant’s demanding leadership style, Howard’s outgoing personality, Bryant’s high-volume shooting and Howard’s inconsistency as he labored through recovery from recent back surgery. Could they have overcome that?“I can’t really speak on behalf of what the differences were in their relationship,” said Lin, who played with Howard last season and has gushed about Bryant’s mentorship this year. “One thing I heard from both ends is that he came back a little too early and wasn’t able to be himself.” center_img The noise level will rise once the Lakers take center stage in their season opener against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday at Staples Center.Kobe Bryant will play in his first regular-season game since suffering a season-ending left knee injury nearly 10 months ago. Byron Scott will coach the Lakers in the first game that matters, bringing full circle an NBA career that included winning three championships with the Showtime Lakers. Lakers guard Jeremy Lin will face the former team that traded him this offseason in a salary dump. And the Lakers’ recent top nemesis will emerge, Dwight Howard’s presence likely eliciting rounds of boos and jeers for leaving the Lakers two summers ago. Scott hardly addressed these topics with his team, believing doing so just feeds into such storylines. But he talked plenty to reporters, including discussing what caused friction between Bryant and Howard in their lone season together with the Lakers two years ago.last_img read more

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Over 2,500 to attend hard-hitting Road Safe Road Show

first_imgThe importance of road safety and the dangers that exist on a daily basis on our roads will be highlighted to Donegal students at the Road Safe Show in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny over the next two days.The show will be seen by over 2,500 students from Donegal’s twenty-seven post-primary schools and all Donegal Youthreach centres. It is a sad fact that almost everyone in Donegal knows someone who has been killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions. This show offers our young people the opportunity to learn about the consequences of poor driving behaviour on our roads.The Road Safe Road Show is a unique partnership between Donegal County Council and members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group which provides a platform to positively influence the driving behaviour of young students as they commence their driving careers or who travel as passengers in cars. Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan said “The Road Safe Show is a very important event in our Road Safety Programme as it sends a clear message to young people that a road traffic collision affects many people, from the immediate family and friends, to the emergency services who have to attend the horrific scenes of a collision.“We all need to be reminded that just one slip of concentration on the road can change lives forever and this message is particularly important for young people to hear, so that they are aware of the dangers as they learn to drive”.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer states “There is still a large percentage of road users who do not take road safety seriously. Young drivers are frequently to blame for dangerous driving and far too many families continue to suffer the consequences of a road traffic collision.“We need to get the message to all road users that before they get into a car with a driver who exceeds the speed limit, or someone who may be under the influence of drink, or who has taken drugs, or by not wearing their seatbelts, or who use their mobile phone while driving; to stop and think, because the devastation and heartbreak that is brought on your family and on the local community as a result of a road traffic collision is totally avoidable. Mr O’Donnell continued: “We are delighted that the show continues to receive the support from all the schools in Donegal and I would like to express our sincere thanks to all the speakers involved for their continued commitment to the Road Safe Show as this show could not take place without their support.”To date in 2019, 6 people have tragically lost their lives on Donegal roads.Over 2,500 to attend hard-hitting Road Safe Road Show was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:auraroad safe roadshowroad safetyschoolslast_img read more

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Thunder, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as the the Warriors look to snap a three-game losing streak when they host Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle.The Warriors, losers of four of five following a disappointing 0-3 stop in Texas, will once again be without All-Stars Stephen Curry (groin injury) and Draymond Green (right toe). Green will miss his third straight game and Curry will be sidelined for the seventh straight game.It will be the 10th …last_img read more

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Warriors defend their 3-point closeouts on James Harden

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – When the Warriors and Rockets meet for their presumed film sessions today, they will see two alternate universes surrounding the Warriors’ Game 1 win over Houston on Sunday.Rockets guard James Harden will watch his attempted 3-pointers against Klay Thompson and believe he planted his foot out underneath him. The Warriors experienced that two years ago …last_img read more

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Rocket Pioneer Remembered as Man of Faith

first_imgWernher von Braun (1912-1977) deserves a good reputation, said Anthony Young in an article for The Space Review.  He was loved and admired by the people who worked with him but vilified by others because of his involvement with the German V2 rocket.  Young desired to set the record straight about his integrity.  To round out his defense of von Braun, he ended with a recounting of the sincere religious faith of the man who launched our astronauts to the moon.    Young, currently working on a book on lunar and Martian rovers, said that “Von Braun, a life-long Lutheran, was a believer in intelligent design in the Universe long before it became a catch phrase and a lightning rod of debate.”  One detail that may not be well known: Von Braun’s gravestone is inscribed with his favorite Bible verse, Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.”See also the chapter on Von Braun in our online book, The World’s Greatest Creation Scientists, including a page of Von Braun in his own words.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA women strip off for worthy cause

first_imgNashua PE MD Peter Hearne lends his company’s support to participants in the Largest Ever Bikini Photo Shoot world record attempt, to raise funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa.br /> (Image: Full Stop Communications) When the women of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape get down to the bare essentials in an eye-catching Guinness World Record attempt on 23 October, they will be showing not only oodles of flesh but also a collective spirit of caring.The Nashua Largest Ever Bikini Photo Shoot world record attempt will be raising money for the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) and the organisers are hoping that at least 2 000 women will turn up and strip down for this very worthy cause, in what will be the city’s highlight of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The current bikini photo shoot world record of 1 923 participants was set in the Russian seaside resort of Sochi in July 2008.The title sponsor of this year’s South African attempt, office automation company Nashua, is already well known for its celebration of feminine figures, through its sponsorship of Sports Illustrated magazine’s swimwear edition.When approached by organisers Club 100 for Ladies, Nashua Port Elizabeth MD Peter Hearne did not hesitate to pledge his company’s support to the event.“Everyone has probably had some sort of personal experience with the scourge of cancer, and I’m no exception,” he says.His sentiment is borne out by Cansa statistics showing that one in four South Africans is likely to be affected by the illness at some stage in their lives. Cansa is a national organisation with seven provincial and more than 30 regional offices. In operation since 1931, it ranks among the world’s largest volunteer organisations.The fundraising initiative has also received the support of local telecommunications company Nashua Mobile, which has provided smartphones to allow the organisers of the fun event to get their serious message across.“Cancer touches just about everybody in South Africa at some point in their lives,” says Nashua Mobile’s general manager Edwin Fichardt. “But with the country facing so many social challenges, like HIV/Aids, poverty, hunger and lack of education – all of which deserve attention and awareness – it is easy for the disease to slip under the radar, hence the importance of initiatives such as this.”Life-saving servicesCansa will be the sole beneficiary of the world record attempt which, although held in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will benefit the fight against all types of cancer, as funds generated will support life-saving services like early detection, awareness-raising and patient care.The exposure gained from the event will also be invaluable in helping to keep the cause of combating cancer firmly in the spotlight, says Cansa regional project facilitator Joan Duarte. According to Duarte, there are 10-million new cancer cases worldwide each year, and 22-million people are living with the disease.She hopes many cancer survivors and their families will take part in the photo shoot. “It is so important for cancer survivors to get involved,” she says. “It gives patients hope if they see there are survivors out there.”This is also the view of the event’s official photographer Liezel Barrow. “I think it would be great if women who have had cancer would come forward and participate,” she says. “It would also be fantastic if younger girls got involved (with parental permission for under-18s) – it is important for them to be aware of cancer and of the need to get themselves checked.”Like Hearne, Barrow has a personal interest in the awareness-raising fundraiser. Her decision to approach the organisers to offer her services and support was more than just professional, it was also deeply personal. She was motivated to get involved by the loss of a close friend to breast cancer at the tragically young age of 25, and by her own brush with cervical cancer.As a woman, she is less likely to be distracted by her scantily-clad subjects than her male counterparts would be. “But this is not about being sexy,” she says. “It’s about supporting a good cause.”And the organisers emphasise that all women – not only the young, fit and firm but of all ages, shapes and sizes – are urged to participate in this celebration of the female form for a worthy cause. Those who feel shy – or cold, should Port Elizabeth live up to its Windy City sobriquet on the day – may cover up with a sarong.Supporting a good causeWhile not able to take part in the record attempt, which is for women only, the province’s rugby franchise, the EP Kings, have also come out in strong support of the initiative, which will be held at their homeground, Port Elizabeth’s magnificent new Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.The multibillion-rand stadium was built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup games hosted by the city, and was the first of South Africa’s five specially built new soccer stadiums to be completed.The burly rugby players have showed their softer side by playing all their October matches in pink jerseys in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.“Cancer affects a lot of people,” says EP Rugby public relations and marketing officer Sakhi Gqeba. “We think there is a great ethos behind this world record attempt. It’s a fun way for people to gain awareness of the disease. We want to ensure the community plays its part in the fight against cancer.”Putting PE on the mapAnd by doing so, the people of Port Elizabeth will also support their city. “A novelty event like this will always attract attention to a destination,” says local tourism expert and consultant Peter Myles. “Like all growing cities, Nelson Mandela Bay needs to project a positive image and high profile. This is what attracts investors.“A bikini shoot is good for promoting our magnificent beaches – and beaches attract more tourists than any other destination attraction.”Port Elizabeth, on South Africa’s east coast, is well known for its beautiful beaches, some of which have earned prestigious Blue Flag status. They are characterised by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and often-vast expanses of clean white sand, making for a perfect combination of swimming and strolling. Factor in the wind for which the Friendly City is also known and sailing is added to that equation.To find out more about taking part in the Nashua Largest Ever Bikini Photo Shoot world record attempt, visit the website (4cansa.yolasite.com), contact Laurence Finn on +27 84 507 3175 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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Why The iPad May Save The Internet Fridge

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#Internet of Things#Interviews#NYT#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In part 1 of our interview with Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, we discussed the impact of the iPhone and other smartphones on the Internet of Things.In Part 2, we explore how the Apple iPad may also become a key device. Adam Greenfield thinks it may become the missing link between Internet-connected items in your home, for example the Internet fridge, and the Web.In yesterday’s post, we talked about how Asian cities are ahead of the curve in deployment of Internet of Things technologies. One reason is that quality of life can be more easily be delivered as a service in a country like Korea, because its citizens are more open to futuristic appliances like the Internet fridge. The counter-argument is that the Western market has never taken to the Internet fridge because of the poor utility of such appliances. The answer may be a device that acts as an effective intermediary between the fridge and the Internet. The iPad could be that device.Adam Greenfield explained to me that the iPad may become the kind of device that people carry around with them everywhere inside the house, from the lounge to the bedroom to the kitchen. That got me to thinking. Imagine this use case: you’re feeling peckish, so you wander into the kitchen for a snack. Your trusty iPad is tucked under your arm, as usual, and you place it on the kitchen bench while you open the fridge. You guiltily pick up a chocolate bar and you’re about to close the fridge door when your iPad beeps. You glance at the iPad, where a diet management iPad app has automagically opened and is flashing the message: “Hey buddy, you’ve already had too many calories today – put that back!” Blushing, you return the chocolate bar into the fridge and pick up a punnet of strawberries instead. You glance back at your iPad, which now displays a large green check mark on its screen!There are many other scenarios I could describe, but the point is the iPad may well become a linking device between Internet-connected appliances and objects in your house, and the Web. Adam Greenfield explained that the mistake we’ve made with Internet fridges in the past was to think of them like a dumb sensor. He remarked that it’s not the instrumentation that is important in an Internet fridge – it’s the network. The data will probably be collected by the fridge, in time via RFID-enabled food packaging. But the fridge itself is a clumsy interface to that data. Early examples of Internet fridges have tried to be an interface for the consumer. Although some have had tablet-like devices that could be disconnected from the fridge and used on the kitchen bench, users have not found even those very compelling. There are a variety of reasons, including limited utility of fridge-tablets, poor user experience, and the sheer awkwardness of attaching a tablet to and from a fridge.The iPad, however, will be used anywhere and everywhere by its users – inside and outside the house. So it’s a natural device to use to connect (virtually, not physically) to your fridge – along with other appliances and objects. This isn’t restricted to inside the house either. We’ve written before about cars as a service. This is where you, the consumer, can effectively subscribe to a car or a car provider. This is already happening with the American service Zipcars. Greenfield noted that cars will become a “network resource” – addressable, scriptable, queryable, and so on. And once again, the iPad may be the device which connects you to cars and all of the data that is pumped out by cars and connected web services.In the not too distant future, household appliances and other real-world objects such as cars will be connected to the Internet. The iPad may well become the connector to all of those things. richard macmanuslast_img read more

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Women in Business and Sales with Jill Konrath – Episode 10

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:03 — 8.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSEven in our day and age when women have moved effectively into more and more fields of study and expertise, the sales arena is still one of the most lopsided and difficult areas for women to advance in. Jill Konrath has risen to the surface as one of the premiere woman leaders in the sale world and on this episode she chats with Anthony about what it’s like to be a women in the sales arena, the particular challenges women face in sales, and the needs businesses have to leverage their company structure and workflows to accommodate the unique needs women on their sales force have so that they as a company can benefit from the amazing skills these women have to offer. It’s a great conversation, on this episode.Jill Konrath: Becoming a voice for women in the sales arenaClick To TweetBecoming a voice for women in the sales arena.Jill Konrath found herself frustrated by both the language and the attitudes that circulated in the sales arena. Most of what she heard was oriented toward men and in many ways excluded or ignored the contributions women were making to the sales world. She found herself wishing that some successful woman sales professional would stand up and become a voice for women in sales and eventually realized that she would have to be that woman. You can hear Jill’s story and the way she’s risen to be a dominant voice for the incredible things women bring to the sales world and the sales process, on this episode of In The Arena.Why is sales advice always coming from bald headed white guys?Jill Konrath laughs as she says it, but wonders why the sales leaders and gurus in the sales arena always seem to be bald headed white guys who only use illustrations about football and war. The typical approach these sales speakers bring to the table is clearly oriented toward a male perspective, which she feels needs to stop. It’s not that Jill is anti-man, it’s that she’s pro-woman and wants to see the sales arena become a more hospitable place for women to thrive. But it’s even more than that. She wants to see companies benefit from the talents women bring to the table that men simply don’t find intuitive or natural… and that benefit the bottom line in the end. You can hear Jill’s insights and passion on the topic by listening to this great episode.Why is sales advice always coming from bald headed white guys?Click To TweetAdvice to young women starting out in sales.After many years in the sales world Jill Konrath has seen many of the pitfalls that women have to avoid in order to make it in the world of corporate, direct, and B2B sales. She’s worked hard to not only navigate those pitfalls but to also put her observations and lessons learned into digestible form for women who are coming up behind her. On this episode of In The Arena she shares her story with Anthony and gives some sage advice to younger women who are navigating the sales world for the first time. It’s great advice that any young female sales professional will benefit from.How women are often able to relate to clients in a way that fosters trust and generates sales.One of the primary components of any trust based relationship is the emotional or personal connection that those in the relationship feel. That area is one that women find natural and one that they are able to foster very effectively in the sales process. On this episode Jill Konrath talks about the benefits companies receive when they have skilled, intelligent women on their sales forces. She highlights the things that make women so effective in sales and the things company leaders can do to make the work environment more amenable to women – so that everyone can benefit from the strengths they bring to the table. You won’t want to miss this one.Advice to young women starting out in sales, from Jill KonrathClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Why Anthony invited Jill Konrath to be on the show. How Jill became a leader in the sales space and in leading women in sales. Jill’s advice to young women who are starting out in sales. The amazing ability women have of relating to clients or prospects. The challenges women continue to face in business.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.JillKonrath.comDownload Jill’s eBook: Cracking the LinkedIn Sales Code14195156241591844703 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeHow women are often able to relate to clients in a way that fosters trust and generates salesClick To TweetWhy smart companies are working to include women in their sales forces, on this episodeClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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