Dogfish Head Brewery Announces Revival Of Grateful Dead-Inspired “American Beauty” Pale Ale

first_imgDelaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has announced they will revive their beloved Grateful Dead-inspired American Beauty Pale Ale, a salute to the band’s 1970 album.Starting in 2019, American Beauty Pale Ale will be available in six-packs of 12 ounce bottles, and clocks in at 6.5% ABV to commemorate the year the Grateful Dead formed (1965). American Beauty is brewed with granola and succulent wildflower honey which adds toasty, sweet notes to this hoppy ale. When Dogfish Head first collaborated with the band in 2013, they jointly reached out to their fan base with a call out for ingredient suggestions to incorporate into the recipe of the beer. Dead heads and beer enthusiasts submitted more than 1500 ingredient suggestions, and after long consideration, Dogfish Head knew granola was the ingredient they needed.Dogfish Head CEO and founder Sam Calagione said in a statement, “We, at Dogfish, are inspired by [the Grateful Dead’s] music, along with their unprecedented ability to bridge long-lasting, meaningful connections with fans for decades on end. We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Dead for a second iteration of American Beauty and hope fans of free-spirited music and independent beer will join in welcoming back this classic pale ale.”In addition to the beer release, Dogfish Head will be working with the Grateful Dead’s official archivist, David Lemieux, who curates and produces a series of rare and highly sought-after live Grateful Dead shows, known as “Dave’s Picks.” Dogfish Head plans to partner with Lemieux on a number of projects, including an immersive storytelling experience at their Rehoboth, DE and Milton, DE properties in early February of 2019. Dogfish Head has extensive history collaborating with musicians and bands, as the brewery has composed several musically inspired beers with notable artists like The Flaming Lips, Miles Davis, Deltron 3030, Pearl Jam, and Guided by Voices.For more information on Dogfish Head Brewery, head to their website here.[H/T APP]last_img read more

Olympic Games postponed to 2021

first_imgTokyo, Japan | AFP | The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a historic joint decision was taken for the first postponement of an Olympics in peacetime.Abe said Bach was in “100 percent agreement” when Japan asked the IOC to push back the Games.In a joint statement, the pair said that based on current World Health Organization information, the Tokyo Games “must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community”.“The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present.“Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan. It was also agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020,” the statement concluded.The decision will be a devastating blow for the city of Tokyo, which had won widespread praise for its organisation, with venues finished well ahead of time and tickets massively oversubscribed.– Highest-profile postponement –The Olympics, which has experienced boycotts, terrorist attacks and protests, but has been held every four years since 1948, would be the highest-profile event affected by the virus that has killed thousands and closed sports competitions worldwide.The IOC has come under increasing pressure in recent days to postpone the Games, scheduled to start on July 24, with 1.7 billion people across the planet in lockdown to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.Training has become impossible for many athletes and exposes them to the risk of contracting or spreading the disease. Competitions and qualifiers have been scrapped, while international travel is severely limited.On Sunday, the IOC had initially given itself a deadline of four weeks to come up with a proposal to postpone the Games, a Herculean task that touches on every aspect of Tokyo 2020 planning from venues to security to ticketing. But after Canada and Australia withdrew their teams and the powerful US Olympic Committee and World Athletics also joined the chorus calling for a postponement, the writing was on the wall.Tokyo was spending some $12.6 billion to host the Games, according to its latest budget, and experts believe a postponement could cost it some $6 billion in the short-term before recouping it when they eventually go ahead.It will also be a bitter blow to sponsors and major broadcasters who rely on the four-yearly extravaganza for critical advertising revenue.It is not the first time Tokyo has seen unscheduled changes to the Games — it was due to be the first Asian country to host the Olympics in 1940 before pulling out due to international pressure over its war with China.– Unparallelled complexity –The IOC came under fire for taking so long to make its decision after other major events such as the European Football Championships already announced postponements.But Tokyo 2020 organisers had pointed to the unparalleled complexity — not to mention cost — of shifting the Games. It is not even clear venues will be available and tens of thousands of hotel rooms will need to be cancelled and rebooked.“It is mind-bogglingly complex to make a sudden change after seven years of preparation for the biggest sporting event in the world,” Michael Payne, the IOC’s former head of marketing, told AFP.Squeezing in the 16-day Games into what will already be a hugely crowded 2021 calendar is another major headache, with arguably the two biggest sports, swimming and athletics, due to hold their world championships that summer.However, World Athletics has already said it was prepared to shift its world championships, scheduled for August 6-15 next year in Oregon, to accommodate a rescheduled Games.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Charlotte wins qualifer by a whisker

first_img Buckinghamshire county player Charlotte Nutt scored the narrowest of wins to lead the latest 10 qualifiers for the England Golf women’s Grand Medal Final. The 19-year-old won the Midlands South regional final at Tadmarton Heath, Oxfordshire, on countback, pipping Ji-Young Kim, who also plays at a  Buckinghamshire club. Both had rounds of net 74, but Charlotte, a three-handicapper from Beaconsfield, took the honours by virtue of her score on the last six holes.  “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “It was such a shock. “I double bogeyed 17 and I thought I’d completely lost it and wouldn’t even come in the top 10. But then I got in and found there was another lady and me on 74 – it was a nice surprise.” The 10 qualifiers for the Grand Medal Final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club on June 28 are: Charlotte Nutt (Beaconsfield), Ji-Young Kim (Flackwell Heath), Jenny Gibson (Woburn), Susan Harrison (Harewood Downs), Linda Hunt (Newbury & Crookham), Jane Bennett (Lee-on-the-Solent),  Lema Townsend (Overstone Park), June Morgan (Langdon Hills), Susan Woolaway (Churchill & Blakedown) and Harriet Matthews (Droitwich).   All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2013. Charlotte went straight to the regional final from her county championship, where she reached the semi-finals. When she plays in the Grand Medal Final she’ll go there straight from County Match Week, where she’ll be representing Buckinghamshire. “So, I’m going to have lots of golf that week!” she said. “This is my first national final and I’m really looking forward to it, it will be a very good experience.” Charlotte, who works at Sunningdale Golf Club, has played golf since she was about eight and is currently benefitting from time she spent at a tournament golf college in Portugal. “It definitely helped my game,” she said, explaining that last season she reduced her handicap from a high six to 2.6. This year, her target is scratch. This was the fourth of six Regional Medal Finals. The East, South and Midlands North finals have already taken place and the other dates are: North at Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham on 21 May; South West at Forest Hills, Gloucestershire on 25 May. Midlands South regional medal final qualifying scores Tadmarton Heath Par 71, CSS 74 r/o 74 Charlotte Nutt (Beaconsfield), Ji-Young Kim (Flackwell Heath)    75 Jenny Gibson (Woburn), Susan Harrison (Harewood Downs)    76 Linda Hunt (Newbury & Crookham), Jane Bennett (Lee-on-the-Solent),  Lema Townsend (Overstone Park), June Morgan (Langdon Hills), Susan Woolaway (Churchill & Blakedown)    77 Harriet Matthews (Droitwich) Click here for the full scores 15 May 2014 Charlotte wins qualifer by a whisker last_img read more

Muchuma on a hatrick as Chemelil spank Nakumatt

first_img0Shares0000Philip Muchuma (right) leads teammates in celebrating one of his three goals against Nakumatt FC during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Mar 11- Chemelil Sugar came from a goal down to soak a cash-strapped Nakumatt FC in a four-goal mud-bath, striker Philip Muchuma scoring thrice one of which came off the penalty spot in a 4-1 win.Nakumatt who are unstable financially with their sponsors struggling to get back on their feet came into the game having trained only once this week, and the lack of fitness was telling especially in the second half when they couldn’t even keep possession. The victory Chemelil’s third of the season took them to 11 points and now sit second on the table, only separated from third placed Mathare United by goal difference. Nakumatt with only one win this season remain 13th.On the balance of play and chances, Chemelil were the better side in the opening half, creating the most of chances.Nakumatt though were the first to have a chance at goal with Brian Nyakan’s shot from the right after some good counter attacking play was saved by keeper John Waw.On the opposite end, Faina Jacobs made a brilliant block at the edge of the six yard box to deny Philip Muchuma who had broken through into the box after some shaky defense from Nakumatt.After some balanced play, Nakumatt finally broke the deadlock after 20 minutes, with a simple tap in from close range, benefiting from a Cornelius Juma cross on the right.Chemelil Sugar striker Collins Neto vies for the ball against Nakumatt FC’s David Aswani during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSeven minutes later, Nakumatt should have been two up but Chemelil shot stopper Waw produced s superb full stretched save to parry away a well curled in freekick from Noah Abich.When they seemed to have finally landed some grip on the game, Nakumatt found themselves deflated when Muchuma powered past Abich and Donald Mosoti at the edge of the box, powered in and rounded keeper Frankline Mwenda before slotting into an empty net.It seemed to be the catalyst Chemelil needed to get their hold on the tempo of the game. But when they poured bodies upfront, Nakumatt almost got them on the break when Nyakan broke away on the left but his eventual shot was saved.The Sugar belt side though kept themselves on their feet and Muchuma should have added a second for himself and the team but his low shot from a Jacob Mwamlangara pass was saved by the keeper.Chemelil Sugar striker Jacob Mwamlangara challenges for the ball against Nakumatt FC’s Boniface Mukhekhe during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluChemelil should have punished another defensive blip from Nakumatt two minutes to the break when Faina lost a simple ball as the last man in defense, but he was lucky when Peter Amani’s curling effort evaded the target by inches.At the start of the second half Chemelil made changes, Amani coming off for Stephen Njoroge.Just nine minutes in, they got into the lead when another defensive blunder saw them lose the ball inside the box, Mwamlangara picking up, skipping past the keeper who brought him down, but Muchuma was well positioned to bang the ball into the roof of the net.They stretched the game beyond Nakumatt three minutes later when Abich deflected a Collins Neto cross into his own net.Anthony Mwangi, the Nakumatt FC coach was forced into a tactical change Boniface Mukhekhe making way for Jack Bruno.The former AFC Leopards youngster had an almost immediate impact when he forced keeper Waw to backpedal and tip his deep curling effort from the right behind for a corner.Muchuma then made it 2-1 with 20 minutes left to play when he slotted home from the penalty spot after Mwamlangara was brought down by Abich in a frantic run inside the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ohio’s Century Farms have changed the times

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I love writing stories about Ohio’s incredible Century Farms. There is much wonderful history to be gleaned from these rural treasures that most people probably do not even know exist.Everyone in agriculture understands how much technology, equipment, farm size, and farm conservation has changed through the centuries of Ohio agriculture, but it is also always readily apparent in Century Farm interviews how much times have changed culturally and socially. I saved back a few examples from my 2016 interviews to illustrate the enormity of the cultural changes in Ohio in just a couple of generations. Read on and just imagine if these things were to take place today. Horsing around at 11At age 11 or 12 in the 1920s, Richard Evans was already a veteran driver of a team of horses pulling a wagon hauling corn into Urbana, just up the road from his Champaign County farm. This was a job he was a bit nervous about after the team of horses had stampeded through a field when Richard was a young boy holding the reins.“Dad was tasked with taking a load of corn into town when he was 11 or 12 driving the load with a wagon drawn by the run-away team of horses. His dad told him he was supposed to pick up something at the hardware store before he returned home,” said Sue Evans, Richard’s daughter. “He delivered the corn and discovered that it was a new bike waiting for him at the hardware store, which he proudly brought home on the corn wagon.” Super Bowl of plowingThe National Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annually put on state and national plowing events that were once a huge deal. How huge? There were 71,088 fans at the 2016 Super Bowl and the National Plowing Match on a group of neighboring farms in Champaign County in 1950 attracted just fewer than 75,000 people from around the country and the world, often standing shoulder-to-shoulder over the three days of the event. One of the participating farms was the Evans Powhaton Farm.Here is an excerpt of the text from a historical marker commemorating the event near the site in Champaign County:The first national matches were held in Mitchellville, Iowa in 1939 and continued until halted by the start of World War II. They resumed in 1945. Ohio’s 1950 Champaign County-Union Township National Plowing Match was the first “National” to be held outside Iowa.The 1950 National and Ohio Plowing Matches featured a group of fourteen-Buck Creek Valley farmers who acted as hosts for the plowing matches where Urbana’s two-time world champion Dean Wilson competed for a third title. It also featured a new activity known as “Wagon Trains,” which involved Union Township host farmers who used 125 wagons and tractors to haul the crowds of people and farmers to view the plowing matches, demonstrations, and many conservation projects that covered 2,200 surrounding acres spread over 10 farms. The event also featured five parking fields covering 200 acres and an airfield on the south side and parallel to SR 54, adjacent to Benson Road, for the “flying farmers” who demonstrated seeding, fertilizing, and corn borer control. Boom goes the dynamiteWhen Gary Skinner was a child on his family’s Delaware County farm in the 1950s, it was not uncommon for dynamite to be stored in the back of the barn on area farms for regular use in tree stump removal and other explosive applications.“They used to dynamite stumps a lot but I never got to see it. That was just common practice back then,” Gary said. “I got to go out with them a couple of times when they were going to use it but it didn’t end up exploding either time.”I heard of a fellow recently who got in a fair amount of trouble in a rural area due to causing a commotion from the sound of using exploding rifle targets. I assume the neighbors who reported the problem were not accustomed to routine tree stump extractions with dynamite in the surrounding fencerows. Un-concealed carryGuns are a hot topic in the news today and there are fairly well founded concerns on both sides of the gun control debate, especially as it relates to school children. This was clearly not as much of a concern during Skinner’s childhood.“I was in eighth grade and I would ride the bus with high schoolers and they would bring their rifles on the bus with them in the morning. They would put them under the back seats on the bus so they could go squirrel hunting after school,” he said.Seriously, can you imagine if this happened today? Can you hear me now?With cell phones almost standard equipment for teenagers (and even pre-teens) these days, it is hard to fathom how life ever took place without them. I never had a cell phone until my late 20s but now it is a vital part of nearly everything I do. Even home phones with curly stretching cords seem ancient. My children cannot even comprehend the inconvenience of a phone with a cord. Of course, they had to find a way to muddle through in previous generations.“A barn down the road had a phone in it before any of the houses around here,” Skinner said. “They had Percheron stallions and the phone was for the breeding business when area mares were in heat.”Soon enough, though, the whole neighborhood was high tech.“We had one of the old phones in our home then we got the black one with the rotary dial,” Skinner said. “You’d try to get on and everyone else knew what it was you were talking about. We could never get on the line to call the vet because our neighbors had six kids and several of them were girls. They were always on the line with their boyfriends. They’d say, ‘Hang on, I’ll just be a few more minutes.’” While the landscape, equipment, and society changed around them, many of the core values of Ohio’s Century Farms have remain largely unchanged. The (much-needed in today’s world) hard work, focus on family, and faith that are signatures of many farms continue to thrive within these bastions of historic Ohio. Times have changed Ohio’s Century Farms, but there is no doubt that Ohio’s Century Farms have also changed the times.last_img read more

How Small Businesses Can Make the Most of Yelp

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Take Advantage of Yelp’s Tools For BusinessesWe mentioned a couple of tools that Yelp has made available to businesses, such as the ability to respond to reviewers. Business owners can find that and more at the site’s business portal, found at biz.yelp.com. From there, you can claim a business listing, add informative details and unlimited photos to it, and establish rewards for customers who check in to your establishment via Yelp. They also publish a weekly email newsletter containing tips and best practices for using the site. It’s been a few years since Yelp launched, but despite proliferatingcompetition, the user-generated business reviews site isn’t going anywhere. For some local businesses, it’s a blessing. For others, the very public, sometimes brutal candor of their customers can be a lot to swallow.Like it or not, social media has empowered customers to call it like they see it and businesses have no choice but to join the conversation. So how can a small, local business make the most of Yelp and its often passionate community? We talked to Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Manager of Local Business Outreach and he shared a few pointers.Don’t Try to Influence ReviewsLet’s be honest: Business owners are used to being in control. When you bought an ad in your local newspaper (remember those?), you could work with the ad sales rep to define exactly the message you wanted the public to see. If somebody thought your service sucked, the worse they could do was gripe to a friend or tell you to your face. Now, those customers collectively have a megaphone that’s arguably even bigger than the one the local paper used to hold.As tempting as it is, business owners shouldn’t try to directly influence the reviews of their establishment on Yelp, says Lowe.“Yelp is different than many other review sites in that we discourage review solicitation,” he says. “There’s only one way to truly influence your reviews on Yelp: a laser focus on customer service.”It’s Just a Negative Review. Don’t Freak Out.Nobody likes to hear negative things said about them. Unfortunately for businesses, most people don’t tend to treat them with the same politeness as they would a person with whom they’re speaking face-to-face. And sure, when somebody publicly trashes your business, it can sting.“No one is taking that negative review as seriously as you are,” says Lowe. “It is, after all, one person’s opinion.”Yelp offers business the means to respond to reviews in a direct, private message or publicly on the site. Lowe recommends starting with a cool-headed, diplomatic message to the dissatisfied customer and then seeing where things go from there.“Often, users will update their review and change it from a 2-star to a 4-star after being contacted by an apologetic-sounding business owner,” says Lowe.If that doesn’t work, well, it’s not the end of the world. Listen and LearnWhether reviews are good, bad or indifferent, they’re still the opinions and anecdotes of actual customers. Never before has so much insight been made so readily available to people who run businesses. Use this feedback to learn what your strengths and weaknesses might be. Improving on those weak points can only result in more satisfied customers – and more positive reviews.Says Lowe, “If ten people say your bread is stale, guess what: your bread is stale.”The information to be gleaned from Yelp isn’t limited to your own reviews, says Lowe. You can also use the site to conduct a competitive analysis and learn what your local rivals are doing to enamor – or enrage – their customers. Apply those lessons to your own business and watch it thrive. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#biz#How To Related Posts john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

a month agoEx-Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves: Greenwood just like Van Persie

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves: Greenwood just like Van Persieby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Greenwood has compared to Robin van Persie by former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves.Greenwood’s brilliant goal gave United a 1-0 win over Astana at Old Trafford on Thursday.And Hargreaves saw glimpses of former United striker van Persie in the 17-year-old.He said: “I think you have to take the positives on a night like this and the positives are that they kept a clean sheet and Mason Greenwood scored a stunning goal.”It reminded me a little bit of Robin van Persie, chopping inside onto that right foot and scoring a great goal.”I’m really happy for him because, as you saw (Bukayo) Saka for Arsenal, the night was all about the academies really.”They produced tonight for Arsenal and for Manchester United .” last_img read more

4 days agoMan Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddison

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd warned against signing Leicester ace James Maddisonby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been urged to avoid signing Leicester City ace James Maddison.That’s on the advice of former United midfielder Kleberson.”I don’t think it would be great for Maddison to join United,” the World Cup winner told US-Bookies.com.”They [Leicester] have had a good start to the season but when you do a big jump from a smaller club to United, it is mentally tough for these players.”They have to be able to learn to adapt to play at a big club. It will be interesting to see if they can, but I don’t know if he will be a good enough signing for United.” last_img read more