first_imgWIRSPA Secretariat, Bridgetown, Barbados – Caribbean rum brands, members of the regional grouping WIRSPA, have appointed a Community Envoy to further support their efforts to promote the industry globally and in keeping with the increasing influence of social media on consumer behaviour. Matt Pietrek, more familiarly known online as the ‘Cocktail Wonk’ or ‘Rum Wonk’, will complement the work of the grouping to raise the profile of Caribbean Rum in the new social media space as the industry seeks to extend its reach to educate and engage a wider audience. He will work with producers to expose the history, heritage and quality of Authentic Caribbean Rums, and raise awareness of WIRSPA’s mission and programs, best practice sharing between large and small producers and its advocacy for authentic rum origin. The versatility of rum and its tremendous heritage is attracting much attention internationally. No more so than in the digital world where social media has provided a platform for active groups of enthusiasts who are thirsty for knowledge and facts about authentic rum. As a grouping first formed in the 1960’s, WIRSPA – the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association – now represents over twenty-five producers in 13 countries ranging from small artisanal producers to larger distillers who make some of the region’s iconic brands. Chairman of WIRSPA, Komal Samaroo, head of the Guyana rum brand El Dorado, welcomed the appointment, “we are very pleased that Matt Pietrek, a well-known and trusted voice for true rum, has agreed to carry our message of authenticity and provenance.” He added, “we are a group of countries which has been making rum for over 300 years, with a shared philosophy of true origin, common regulation and deep roots in the communities in which we operate.” According to Vaughn Renwick, Chief Executive of WIRSPA, “Matt is a well-respected and objective expert in the world of rum and brings to our collaboration a passion for this diverse spirit and an analytical rigour which will help us to expose the great stories and tremendous heritage of our member brands, producers of Authentic Caribbean Rum.” Matt Pietrek said, “I’m honoured to have been entrusted with the role of Community Envoy for WIRSPA and its member brands. Theirs is a heritage rich with tradition and diversity, connected by a common thread of history. It’s a great story and one which I’m very happy to help tell.” ABOUT WIRSPA The West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) is one of the oldest private sector trade associations in the Caribbean.  It represents rum producers in Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. Authentic Caribbean Rums, the products produced by the membership of WIRSPA, represent a unique and distinct sector within the drinks industry, supported by common quality standards and rules. The Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) Marque was developed as a symbol of authenticity, provenance and quality for rums within the WIRSPA family. For more information visit www.wirspa.com; www.acr-rum.com Tel: (246) 228-8033         Email: wirspa@wirspa.com Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… OECS DISTILLERIES SUPPLY MUCH NEEDED ALCOHOL TO FIGHT… You may be interested in…center_img May 29, 2020 The Official Guyana Rum Route Discovering Home of World’s Best Rum(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) Georgetown, Guyana (February 14, 2020): The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched its official rum route in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Capitalising on Guyana’s rich agricultural traditions, local cultural heritage and cuisine, the Guyana Rum Route is a 200-kilometre journey which blends…February 17, 2020In “Agriculture”Rum, rhythms, culture and cuisineFrom February 27 to March 01, 2015 seasoned rum connoisseurs, cultured consumers, social sippers or those that are simply rum lovers will have the opportunity to treat themselves at Festival RumBahamas, a premier international rum extravaganza at historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau. Rum is often associated with a storied life…February 26, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM Sugar – a limping IndustryBy Elizabeth Morgan Sugar is primarily the reason the Commonwealth Caribbean commemorated Emancipation Day over this weekend, August 1, 2020. A few countries marked it on Monday, August 3. With the coming of the British into the Caribbean in 1625 at Barbados and later to Jamaica in 1655, the production…August 5, 2020In “Indepth”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgBILLIE BISHOP SHULL Oct. 13, 1943 – May 29, 2020Billie Bishop Shull passed away on May 29, 2020 in Sun City, Arizona, due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis. She fought so hard and never gave up.Billie was born in Cortez, Colorado, on October 13, 1943, to Robert and Pearl Aulston Bishop. She was raised in Arriola and graduated from Montezuma County High School.She was married to Jerry Neely and she was very proud of their children, Greg Neely and his wife Melody Neely of Ft. Collins, CO and Laura Neely Stanbro of Greenville, SC. She loved living on their farm outside of Cortez, hunting, fishing, gardening, and she never missed a baseball game or wrestling match. She worked for many years at First National Bank in Cortez, from teller to computer department manager.Billie moved to Los Alamos, NM, in 1990, and was married to Charles Shull for the remainder of her life. She enjoyed time at their lake cabin on weekends and she was a true fan at every possible Bronco and Rockies game.Billie retired from her job as a senior project assistant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and enjoyed her time on long road trips with Chuck, drives through the mountains, crafts, cooking big family meals, and baking for all her friends and family.The past two years she was so happy to get warm in Sun City, AZ. She cherished the time she spent in Arizona with Chuck, her brother Robert “Dan” Bishop (Maggie) of Arriola and her sister Sandy Williams (Bill) of Cortez.She was such a good and loving grandmother and felt blessed to have six grandchildren, Rodney Voth, Megan Stanbro Rogers (Michael), Caitland Stanbro, Erin Neely Hamblen (Josh), Tyler Stanbro and Rachel Stanbro, and two great grandchildren, Parker Hamblen and Ella Hamblen.  She also cared deeply for all of her special nieces and nephews, her brothers-in-law, her sisters-in-law, and so many friends.Billie was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Michael Bishop and David Bishop, her nephews Rodney Bishop and Brently Bishop, and stepson Jeffrey Shull.Billie was kind, loving, and a fierce defender of her family and so many loved friends. She was deeply loved and will be desperately missed.Due to the COVID-19 Virus, a memorial will be planned for late Summer or early Fall when friends and family can gather to celebrate her life. Go Broncos! Go Rockies!last_img read more

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first_imgOver the past year, refinery parts have been transported to the port by road for storage on its 69 acre (28 ha) site. A 201-tonne reactor was also transported to the port from Gelliswick Bay, utilising Robert Wynn and Sons’ Terra Marique barge, as it was too large to be moved by road.  Director of quayside operations at Pembroke Port, Natalie Britton, said: “The movement of the refinery parts was well executed and the transfer onto the Combi Dock III ran smoothly. Our team provided moorings, berthing, quay space and laydown area, as well as safety inductions for the contractors on site.” Combi Dock III, at 162 m in length is the largest vessel to berth at the port, is now en route to Pakistan with 3,239-tonnes of refinery equipment. Upon arrival in Pakistan, the equipment is expected to be reassembled.  According to Pembroke Port, two further exports of similar sizes are expected to take place over the next 12 to 18 months.  A video of the Combi Dock III berthing and being loaded at Pembroke Port can be viewed here.  www.pembrokeport.com www.combi-lift.net  www.robertwynnandsons.co.uklast_img read more

first_imgAngelo Antonio De Vos needs R100 000 to participate in the International Modelling and Talent Convention in New York City next year. A Bonteheuwel teen has the opportunity to take part in the International Modelling and Talent Convention in New York next year, but he needs to raise R100 000 to do so. Angelo Antonio de Vos, 16, says he needs the money to cover his transport, food, registration fee, boot camps and training workshops. Angelo auditioned at the Applause Rising Talent Showcase at the Hyde Hotel in Cape Town in March and was invited to attend the International ARTS Talent Showcase at the Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp in September. He was then called to participate in the talent convention in New York in July next year. The Trafalgar High School Grade 10 pupil says the convention will give him exposure to 350 talent agencies.“This will open many doors for me. I want to be able to gain experience and knowledge of the modelling field and come back and give back to my community and help others to achieve their dreams,” he said. Angelo said he was grateful to his family for their support. “Growing up I had an absent father and my mother worked hard to raise us. My schoolmates always got me down calling me names and saying that I am worthless and that I’ll never make it in life so this is a huge win for me. My mom supports me fully but always tells me to focus on my academics as well.” Angelo says that if he does not raise enough money to go to New York he will donate whatever he does get to a non-profit organisation in Bonteheuwel. Call Angelo at 063 521 4059 if you want to help.last_img read more

first_imgPresident Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose father ruled oil-rich Gabon for 41 years, says he will seek a second term in polls this year, pledging to fight, quote, “unwarranted privilege”.He also vowed to diversify the economy in a country where oil accounts for 60 percent of state revenues.Bongo was elected for a first term in a disputed 2009 vote following the death of his father Omar Bongo Ondimba.Meanwhile a court in the western French city of Nantes on Monday, dismissed a case filed by his half-sister alleging his birth certificate was a forgery.With presidential elections approaching, controversy was brewing over Ali Bongo’s place of birth with critics saying he falsified his birth certificate to hide the fact that he was adopted from another country.The Gabonese constitution says heads of state must be born Gabonese but French investigative journalist Pierre Pean alleged in a book that the president was actually Nigerian and was adopted during the Biafran war in the late 1960s.last_img read more

first_imgNamibia reports first two cases of coronavirus Mali reports first two cases of coronavirus: government statement Related Coronavirus cases in Egypt nudge 1,000, with 66 deaths A zoo employee wearing full protective gear takes a rest while spraying disinfectant at the closed Giza Zoo, during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh A zoo employee wearing full protective gear takes a rest while spraying disinfectant at the closed Giza Zoo, during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah DalshEgypt confirmed 188 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak to 3,032, according to the Ministry of Health.Nineteen more COVID-19 related deaths were also confirmed, raising the total number of fatalities to 224.last_img read more

first_img All-Tournament Pass Senior (65 ), Youth 12 and under $12 Share * Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Children ages 2 and under are free.BROADCAST/LIVE STATSWeather permitting, all games will feature a live video broadcast and live stats. Links for those can be found in the table above, or by going to GoArgos.com/Live.VENUEThe UWF Softball Complex has been home to West Florida softball since 1986. Located in the East Sports Complex, the Argonauts play in front of a 250-seat grandstand and field level press box. The UWF Softball Complex was the site of the 1998 NCAA Division II National Championships, and the NAIA World Series in 1990 and 1992.Print Friendly Version (1) West Florida 51-9 Gulf South Conference Roster | Schedule | Stats Automatic Bid (2) Florida Tech 42-10 Sunshine State Conference Roster | Schedule | Stats Automatic Bid Day Pass Student $5 All-Tournament Pass Student $12 Day Pass Senior (65 ), Youth 12 and under $5 Friday, May 17 Game 2 1:00 pm CT (1) West Florida vs. (2) Florida Tech Live Video | Live Stats | Box Score Day Pass Adult $8 All-Tournament Pass Adult $20 Thursday, May 16 Game 1 4:00 pm CT (1) West Florida vs. (2) Florida Tech Live Video | Live Stats | Box Score Game 3 3:30 pm CT (1) West Florida vs. (2) Florida Tech Live Video | Live Stats | Box Score Ticket Type Group Price TICKETS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 2019 NCAA South Super Regional Pensacola, Fla. | UWF Softball Complex | May 16-17West Florida Athletics Visitor’s PageNCAA Super Regional BracketsNCAA StatsHotel and Restaurant Sponsors 2019 NCAA Division II Softball South Super Regionallast_img read more

first_imgKereta Bernina Express, St MoritzBernina Express Train. Sumber: Getty ImagesDimulai dari Benua Biru, Eropa, dimana situs warisan dunia versi UNESCO ini jatuh kepada kereta Bernina Express. Dari dalam kereta yang didominasi warna merah ini, Anda bisa melihat hamparan pegunungan Alpine yang masuk ke dalam teritorial Swiss. Kereta ini sendiri mengular dari Stasiun Moritz yang ada di Swiss dan berakhir di Tirano, Italia.Diocletian Place, KroasiaDiocletian Palace. Sumber: Getty ImagesDiocletian Place atau yang biasa disebut sebagai Istana Diokletianus ini terletak di City of Split, Kroasia. Sebagai destinasi wisata yang merangkap peran sebagai situs warisan dunia versi UNESCO, Istana Diokletianus ini kini bisa Anda lihat dari dalam kereta dengan menggunakan kereta inter-city dari kota Zagreb.Pegunungan HimalayaSumber: Getty ImagesBagaimana caranya menikmati keindahan pemandangan gunung Himalaya tanpa harus mendakinya? Jawabannya adalah dengan menggunakan kereta! Dengan menggunakan Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – atau yang lebih dikenal sebagai Toy Train (dijuluki ini karena menggunakan konfigurasi gauge 2 kaki), Anda bisa menikmati pemandangan Pegunungan Himalaya yang terkenal.Selain itu, Anda juga bisa melihat stasiun tertinggi di India, Ghum Railway Station.Baca Juga: Intip Yuk 10 Tujuan Wisata Favorit Versi Pinterest!Banff National Park, KanadaSumber: Getty ImagesPara pecinta alam agaknya tidak boleh melewatkan kesempatan mengular dengan menggunakan kereta Rocky Mountaineer yang ada di Kanada sana, karena tidak hanya pemandangan dari Banff National Park saja yang tersaji untuk Anda – pun halnya dengan Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park, dan Kootenay National Park.Machu Picchu, PeruSumber: Getty ImagesSiapa di sini diantara Anda yang tidak tahu Machu Picchu? Ya, lokasi reruntuhan Inca pra-Columbus yang terletak di wilayah pegunungan pada ketinggian sekitar 2.350 m di atas permukaan laut ini kini dapat Anda nikmati hanya dari dalam kereta saja. Dengan menggunakan Inca Rail, kereta wisata yang memang sengaja disediakan untuk menikmati keindahan Machu Picchu, anda dapat melihat situs warisan dunia versi UNESCO sembari menenggak minuman dan menyantap penganan yang disediakan oleh operator kereta. Pemandangan Batu Uluru di Australia yang juga bisa dari dalam kereta. Sumber: Getty Images Bagi Anda yang kebetulan hendak merencanakan liburan atau bulan madu di luar negeri, agaknya menjajal jaringan perkeretaapian di destinasi tujuan menjadi salah satu opsi yang patut Anda coba. Selain dapat menikmati pemandangan yang terhampar bersama orang tercinta, tapi ternyata ada sejumlah situs warisan dunia UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) yang dapat Anda lihat dari dalam si ular besi. Wah, tentu saja ini akan menjadi pengalaman yang tak terlupakan, ya!Baca Juga: Mau Cari yang Halal? Ini Dia Lima Destinasi Wisata di Eropa yang Muslim-FriendlyTidak usah berlama-lama lagi, berikut adalah pemandangan lima situs warisan dunia versi UNESCO yang dapat Anda nikmati dari dalam kereta, dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman goodhousekeeping.com. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

first_img Ruben Rodriguez Avon, Ohio-  It finally arrived. After 309 excruciatingly painful days, it finally arrived. The Avon Eagles’ much anticipated matchup with arch rival Avon Lake was finally here.The sting of the 27-26 heartbreaking loss to the Shoremen in last year’s Division II playoffs  still fresh on their minds, the Eagles exerted a measure of revenge Friday evening with resounding 31-6 victory over Avon LakeLed by QB Ryan Maloy and a bruising run game led by So. RB Nick Perusek, Avon let the capacity home crowd and the Shoremen know that this indeed was the night they were waiting for.Avon wasted no time after forcing a 3 and out on Avon Lake’s first drive. A quick 4 play 30 yard drive ended with Tony Eberhardt’s 8 yard run to put the Eagles on top 7-0.The Shoremen came right back however and led by the quick passing of QB Jack Mikolich and some timely run plays, they marched 82 yards in 10 plays capped off by a 10 yard run by Mikolich.No one at Joe Firment Stadium would even imagine that would be the highlight of Avon Lake’s night. The first quarter ended 7-6 Avon.The Eagles would not let up. On the ensuing possession, Avon drove 63 yards on 12 plays, scoring on a 4 yard run by Jr RB Mark Steinmetz making the score 14-6 and for all intents and purposes the rout was on.After forcing another  3 and out, Avon drove another 93 yards ending in a 19 yard TD pass from Maloy to WR Kyle Kudla to give the Eagles a 21-6 lead. Avon added a 35 yard FG from David Orlando and a 15 yard TD from Orlando to take a 31-6 lead into the locker room.The Silver Rail Trophy had been claimed. Avon was completely and thoroughly dominant on both sides of the ball, wearing down the Shoremen front line and clicking on all cylinders.Avon’s only scoring threat in the second half was their first possession as they marched to the Avon Lake 10 but a FG attempt was blocked. The Eagles took 8 minutes off the clock and the outcome was well in hand.Maloy finished the night 10-13, 106 yards, 1TD, 1 INT, 35 rushing yards on 9 carries. It was the Nick Perusek show in the second half as Avon ground the clock rushing 15 times for 88 yards.The lone bright spot for Avon Lake was the running of Jr. Konner Riggs who battled his way to 89 tough yards on 17 carries.The Eagles will have to move forward without the services of their All State WR and Division 1 recruit, Vlasi Pappas, who suffered a season ending knee injury in last week’s win over Olmsted Falls.If tonight was any indication, even without Vlasi, all is well. The 309 day wait was well worth it.Avon, 3-0 (2-0 in SWC) travel to North Olmsted next Friday September 15, while the Shoremen try and regroup and welcome the Westlake Demons next week.Scoring Summary:A- Eberhardt 7 run XP goodAL- Mikolich 10 run XP no goodA- Steinmetz 4 run XP goodA- Kudla 19 pass from Maloy XP goodA- Orlando 35 FGA- Orlando 15 run XP goodAvon-  7-24-0-0Avon Lake 6-0-0-0This game recap is brought to you by Crystalina’s Pizzeria. Visit them at 36962 Detroit Rd, Avon, Ohio or www.crystalinaspizzeria.com or call 440-934-1011. #thechoiceisCrystalclear Related TopicsAvon Eagles FootballAvon Lake FootballOHSAA Ruben joins us this fall to cover High School football. He is an avid and passionate fan of all Cleveland sports. A graduate of Lincoln-West High School many, many years ago, Ruben then went on to serve our country in the US Navy. He was a mentor and coach for the Old Brooklyn Little League and coached basketball at the CYO level. This game recap is brought to you by Crystalina’s Pizzeria. Visit them at 36962 Detroit Rd, Avon, Ohio or www.crystalinaspizzeria.com or call 440-934-1011. #thechoiceisCrystalclearlast_img read more