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Dafabet extends title sponsorship of World Pool Masters

first_imgDafabet has a whole host of other sports sponsorship deals in place, including agreements with Scottish Premier League club Celtic, Spanish La Liga team Cadiz, and Norwich City, which recently won promotion to the top-tier English Premier League. Online gambling operator Dafabet has signed an extended deal to remain as title sponsor of the World Pool Masters for the 2021 event. Marketing The tournament, which is due to take place from 22 to 25 May at Europa Sports Park in Gibraltar, will now be known as the Dafabet World Pool Masters. Email Address Topics: Marketing & affiliates Marketing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We’re very happy to be the title sponsors of this year’s tournament,” Dafabet’s head of sponsorships John Cruces said. “It’s the third time we’ve sponsored the event and we’ve always been happy with the coverage we’ve received.”center_img Matchroom Multi-Sport managing director, Emily Frazer, added: “We are thrilled to have Dafabet on board again for the World Pool Masters. We always enjoy working with the team and their support of the event helps us to continue to push boundaries and take pool to every corner of the globe.” Dafabet extends title sponsorship of World Pool Masters Dafabet also title sponsored the competition in 2017 and 2019. 14th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Dafabet World Pool Masters Pool Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

1 stock I’d buy for my ISA to help me retire early… and 1 I’d avoid for now

first_img Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 | More on: FERG RDSA 1 stock I’d buy for my ISA to help me retire early… and 1 I’d avoid for now Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Now more than ever it’s time to plan for the future. The uncertainty that Covid-19 has thrown up has made most people revisit their finances. But the dream of retiring early (and having enough money to fund this) doesn’t have to be thrown in the bin. There are still some great opportunities within the stock market to generate enough profit to aid early retirement. And by adding the stock you buy to an ISA, you can further enhance its potential.The benefit of putting stocks you like into a Stocks and Shares ISA is that you don’t have to pay capital gains tax when you sell the stock for a profit. The capital gains tax rate varies depending on your income, but would usually be somewhere between 10% and 20%. This is significant enough to hamper plans to retire early, especially if the stocks you hold perform very well. So using this Government-approved wrapper to remove the need to pay the tax makes sense for investors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…One stock I’d buyFerguson (LSE: FERG) is a large plumbing and heating group. It mainly operates in the UK under the Wolseley brand, with over 500 stores. The share price has been performing well recently and is almost back to pre-crash levels. I think this reflects the confidence that investors have with buying the brand at the moment. It operates in a defensive sector, that of consumer staple products. Trade supplies will always be needed, regardless of the state of the economy. This means that financial results for this year are unlikely to be hampered significantly. This was highlighted with revenue growing by 0.9% year on year in the three months to April 30.It’s true that the UK only accounts for about 10% of group revenues. Yet the inelasticity of demand for trade supplies remains, wherever in the world it’s being sold.One stock I’d avoidAt the moment, I’d be staying away from Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSA). Back in April, the firm cut the dividend payout by 66%, in order to help ease cash flow and retain funds for operations. This likely discouraged income investors from buying the stock, as it hadn’t cut dividends since the Second World War.More recent news has shown that the firm is likely to cut £18bn from the value of its oil and gas assets. This is in large part due to the slump in oil prices seen recently. This is taken on as impairments, so it’s not an actual cash loss, but is still concerning. The reduction in value links to the level at which the firm is forecasting oil will trade over the next couple of years. It has downgraded the forecast, which inevitably will have a knock-on impact on both asset values and future profitability.The oil price slump can be argued to be a by-product of the pandemic, and so although I’d avoid Shell for now, it’s still a stock to keep an eye on for a potential buy further down the line. So with one stock to buy now for the ISA, and another to keep an eye on, there’s plenty to get involved with. Making your money work harder now will increase the chances of being able to retire early. There’s no time to lose. Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Archbishop Makgoba calls for renewed vision for South Africa

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Africa, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called for South Africans to stop chanting “this must fall” and “that must fall” and instead work together to “create a deafening chorus of what must rise.”Makgoba, the primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, made his remarks at the opening of a new Socio-Economic Future of South Africa (SEFSA) initiative which is being led by religious, civil society, business and community-based organizations.“I don’t need to preach to you that South Africa is in a state of crisis or epidemic distrust, perhaps one more serious than any we have faced since those dark days of the early 1990s when we risked being torn apart by violence,” Makgoba said. “This too is a crisis that threatens to tear our social fabric apart and to send us into a downward spiral from which we will struggle to escape.”He described some “elements” of the current crisis as the “stubbornly high” rate of unemployment, the “stubbornly low” rate of economic growth, poor education and nationwide student unrest.He said that “the failure to deliver basic services is setting off thousands of social uprisings in communities across the country. These are so widespread that they are no longer news – we hear about the blockading of roads and the burning of tires in radio traffic reports rather than in news bulletins.”He continued: “Our nation is experiencing an unprecedented and historic crisis of distrust. Industry doesn’t trust government. Labor doesn’t trust government. Civil society doesn’t trust government. Traditional leaders and religious leaders don’t trust government. International banks and markets don’t trust government.“And in response, government says, it doesn’t trust anyone either. In fact, I believe the most endangered species in South Africa is not what you think it is. It is trust. . .“Suffice it to say that we have lost the sense of success and promise for the future that we shared during the early years of our democracy.“That is not to say that our achievements in the last 20 years have been insignificant. We sometimes lose sight of just how far we have actually come from the dispensations based on dispossession, slavery and social injustice that were the stark reality for most South Africans.“We have hundreds and thousands of new houses and many new clinics. In areas where we have replaced mud schools, the new schools are first class. We have water, sanitation and electricity where we never had it before.“I know some of our infrastructural development is cosmetic, and also that unscrupulous contractors sometimes build houses that crack and fall down, but we really showed the world what we are capable of when we hosted the 2010 World Cup: the new stadiums, the upgraded airports and the improved roads and . . . our police and security abilities. . .“However, it is those very achievements which tell us we can do better than we are doing now. So although the social compact which inspired our liberation and the early achievements of our democracy is fractured, we can, if we act together, realize SEFSA’s objectives.”Those include, he said, rebuilding hope and confidence among South Africans, recovering a vision and creating a growing economy, and a renewal of “the soul of our nation” to “build a united, prosperous and healed South Africa.”He said that South Africa had “become a society in which ‘me’ has replaced ‘we’ – one in which we place our personal and family interests ahead of the interests of all of us.” And that SEFSA wanted instead “to build a courageous society in which we tap into the good in each South African instead of preying on their fears and promoting hate.“SEFSA then is not so much a movement as a broad national platform for ongoing consultation and consensus-building, aimed at finding agreement on what our challenges are and mobilizing the means to address them.“It is not a political campaign – we have democratic institutions to deal with voter disgruntlement. It is a civil society-driven initiative guided by social, economic, spiritual and cultural imperatives.“The faith leaders who form part of this initiative are saying that we as a nation have lost our moral compass, partly because we in the faith community have been too quiet for too long. We are asking and I am asking, what has led us to this epidemic level of distrust, this crossroads?“South Africans have been tranquilized by unkept promises. They have been lied to and sedated into thinking that the promised answers are around the corner. For decades, the promises of equality haven’t been kept. The promise of equality of opportunity has failed to be delivered or achieved. We can’t just feel and preach. We want more than just talk – we want action.“For me as a Christian, observing Lent and approaching Easter, the SEFSA process reflects the workings of the movement of the Holy Spirit, transforming people, offering them new alternatives and encouraging them to be bold.“This initiative offers the faith community an opportunity to express our support for those in government who are fighting to eradicate corruption. Perhaps it offers us all an opportunity to create support mechanisms for honest public servants. It offers us a chance to appeal to the humanity of both students who threaten violence and destruction, and those in authority who are tempted to demonize them. It gives us the space to say to the country: Stop! Vuka! Let’s think calmly and rationally and look for a way out of this crisis.”SEFSA has set itself a five-year mission and aims to “set the country ablaze with debates over constructive, courageous, solution-based action” through provincial and regional consultative forums.“Let’s get down to the urgent task of rebuilding our country, recovering our vision and renewing our society,” Makgoba said. “God bless you, your family and God bless South Africa.”Click here to read Makgoba’s full speech. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Mar 15, 2016 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion Rector Martinsville, VA Archbishop Makgoba calls for renewed vision for South Africa Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Former bishop of Chester implicated in abuse allegations

first_imgFormer bishop of Chester implicated in abuse allegations Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Anglican Communion News Service] Cheshire Constabulary – the regional police force with responsibility for the area of the Church of England’s diocese of Chester – has published a report detailing abuse allegations against Bishop Hubert Whitsey, the former bishop of Chester. Bishop Whitsey died in 1987. Today, the police said that if he was still alive, he would have been formally spoken to in relation to 10 of the 13 separate allegations made against him. Police inquiries began after the diocese of Chester passed concerns to the police.Read the entire article here. Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Posted Oct 17, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

W Window House / Alphaville Architects

first_img Japan CopyAbout this officeAlphaville ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyoto-shiHousesJapanPublished on September 26, 2012Cite: “W Window House / Alphaville Architects” 25 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Alphaville Architects Area Area of this architecture project W Window House / Alphaville ArchitectsSave this projectSaveW Window House / Alphaville Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Kyoto-shi, Japan Save this picture!Courtesy of Alphaville Architects+ 18 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/275064/w-window-house-alphaville-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/275064/w-window-house-alphaville-architects Clipboard Area:  28 m²Text description provided by the architects. This small house is located on the long and narrow site in Kyoto, the old capital of Japan.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alphaville ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWe put two V shaped grooves at north-east and south-west boundary point-symmetrically and all windows are set in these grooves which run vertically on each side of this house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alphaville ArchitectsThe grooves create two small triangular patios on the ground floor and bring light and air into the deeper areas of this house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alphaville ArchitectsAs this house has skip-floors which is composed of two floors of the road side and three floors of the opposite side, every room are connected but halfly obstructed by the grooves. This “waist” of the house brings much more depth to the space.Save this picture!Plantas / CorteIn addition, the windows with 7meter height difference promote circulation of the air by the chimney effect and exhaust heat in summer and the shaft inside of the wall is used for the heat circulation in winter.We designed this space not only as a house but also as a three-dimensional window, a staircase, a ventilation device, and the volume which accelerates various activities.Project gallerySee allShow lessOne Raffles Place Tower 2 / Tange AssociatesSelected ProjectsDawnTown Design Build CompetitionArticles Share Houses ArchDaily W Window House / Alphaville Architects “COPY”last_img read more

1886 Bar Celebrates Five Years with New Fall and Winter Cocktail List

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes It has been said that “history repeats itself,” and nowhere does this notion exist more than within a hidden craft cocktail bar tucked away in a historic craftsman cottage in the heart of Pasadena. When 1886 Bar was first launched in the back room of The Raymond Restaurant in 2010, the intent was to be at the forefront of the Southern California craft cocktail movement. Since its incarnation, some of the most celebrated bartenders have put their stamp (and signature recipes) on what has become one of California’s most buzzed about drinking destinations. Now, on the brink of their 5 Year Anniversary, 1886 Bar is being catapulted into another level with the celebration of their new Fall & Winter Cocktail Menu that will once again redefine, reimagine and reinvigorate the way we see craft cocktails as we currently know them!“After 5 years, we are proud to say we have created over 300 published cocktails. Not to mention the countless recipes that remain off-list, as well as our Dealers Choice cocktails, that have turned into regularly requested libations,” says Head Barman Peter Lloyd Jones. “Because there is so much rich history within these walls, and so much written about historic Raymond Hotel, we wanted to do a literary based menu. Each cocktail tells a story and relates to literature in some way.”1886 Bar’s Fall & Winter Cocktail Menu kicks off with Maggie The Cat, a cocktail created by Bartenders Casey Levental and Ned Kirby. Inspired by the character Margaret in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, this creation packs a punch combining gin, house-made Curaçao, Becherovka, Amaro Nonino, grapefruit, orange and lemon juices with a cherry dropped into the center. And just like Maggie the Cat, each sip has a different and unexpected layer of character.Next, Bartender Adam Vaughn and The Raymond’s Pastry Chef, Eliot Pardo have partnered up to create Kafka On The Shore. Crafted with Japanese pear infused Tito’s vodka, almond avocado milk, lime, simple syrup and egg white with a GIN-gerbread cookie garnish, this creamy cocktail inspired by The Wind Up Bird Chronicle will have you turn on, tune in, and drop out! And just like the Murakami masterpiece, “true enlightenment comes only to those who finish it.”“The Kafka on the Shore is one the more interesting cocktails on our menu,” says Jones. “It requires an Avocado Almond Milk which Vaughn slaved away on in order to allow it to be palatable enough to drink, and was a collaboration with our new Pastry Chef Eliot Pardo.”The literary fun does not stop there, as the Robinson Crusoe (another Vaughn cocktail) is a combination of the Zombie and IPA beer; two unlikely components that parallel the novel’s premise of a defiant British man’s seafaring relationship with the Caribbean. Archer IPA, El Dorado 12-year aged rum, Hamilton 151 Overproof Demerara rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, lime syrup and Angostura bitters come together to become the ideal drink for anyone stranded on a deserted Caribbean island who has nothing but beer, rum and a lot of time on their hands. Levental and Pardo join forces once again, creating the El Padrino. This Mexican variation of the classic Godfather is the perfect digestif cocktail with Dulce Vida Añejo tequila, Velvet Falernum, Nux Alpina walnut liqueur and mole bitters that is served with a side of bacon-candied walnuts.Jesus Gomez makes an appearance with several cocktails on 1886 Bar’s Fall & Winter Cocktail Menu: Life in the Woods is a complex interplay between French rum and Kentucky Bourbon with the seasonal scent of sitting fireside combining Elijah Craig, Clement V.S.O.P., Bowmore 15, Averna, tobacco bitters and vanilla syrup, reminding you that truth can be found in literature and equally in nature. The La Divina Comedia, drawing its name from Beyond the Gates of Hell, is a nine ingredient variation of an Old Fashioned with Angostura and orange bitters, brown sugar cube, Nocino, Elijah Craig 12, Balvenie 12, Black Hamilton rum, 151 Hamilton rum and a flamed orange disc. In this boozy spinoff that invokes lust with the flamed orange oils and a black Jamaican rum, you will be suspended in a state of perfect balance between the peat and oak notes of Kentucky and Scottish whiskeys before being led through the Paradise that is the sweet sip and perfect texture of vanilla and green walnuts. Now that is quite the journey!Some of the world’s greatest mysteries remain unsolved with no single theory prevailing, and Gomez’s Otorten encapsulates a host of classified threats combining Rittenhouse 100-Proof Rye, with the strength of a Yeti, Bowmore 15, with the gravitational pull of a fleet of UFOs and Laphroaig 10, with enough firepower to warm you in an Avalanche. All the paranormal powers of Russia’s most ominous mountain in one Old Fashioned. Case closed.Treacherous as the Underworld, Gomez and Vaughn’s Hades proves to be an unforgiving spicy cocktail that will mellow even the fieriest of three headed beasts, mixing up triple chili infused Mezcal, spiced rum, lime, agave, mango and a chili salted rim. From the heat of the Underworld to the depths of Winterfell, the 1886 Bar Fall & Winter Cocktail Menu gets even “cooler” with Winter Is Coming (created by Mikey Angeles & Vaughn); a sensational seasonal sipper with muddled blueberries, lemon, passion fruit, Velvet Falernum, Diplomatico, Smith & Cross, Martinique Blue and “Rosemary Weirwoods Forest.”No literary menu would be complete without including F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and here Levental shines with the I’m Doing Well Thanks For Asking. It is in this cocktail that Richter’s Bourbon, Smith & Cross rum, Maraschino liqueur and Carpano Antica vermouth come together as an ode to Mr. Gatsby, with a spin on the Manhattan, a drink associated with the upper crust, combining spirits and liqueurs associated with both ends of the social spectrum.Nothing wrong with a little “duel” now and then, which is why the Hamilton Duel emerges with El Dorado 12-year Rum, Glen Garioch 12 year, Highland Scotch Whiskey, Linie Aquavit, Amaro Montenegro and cynar. One thing is for certain while sipping down this cocktail, your fate will be similar to Alexander Burr…you will just “die” over it!Finishing out the cocktail list is yet, another collaboration; this time, from Marcos Tello and Gomez. Tello, of Tello-Demarest Liquid Assets, played a large role in the creation of 1886 Bar as the opening Cocktail Consultancy. The Danza de los Tejorones/1886 Salidito is a supple sipper with Pasilla chile infused El Silencio Mezcal combined with clover honey, fresh lime juice and Pasilla Chile Spiced Blend that is shaken frothy and served iced cold, from Oaxaca, with love.“Not every story has to be written,” says Tello. “Different towns from Oaxaca still represent stories through “Danzas,” most of these towns still practice this “Mixteco” language. All stories have different Danzas, which is why we wanted to introduce this cocktail.”For those familiar with 1886 Bar, it just would not be an anniversary without a celebration. And for this, 1886 Bar certainly delivers. From Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 through Saturday, November 21st, 2015, 1886 Bar will be serving up liquid specials for only $5.00 that include the Don Carlo Old Fashioned with whiskey, scotch, Cio Ciaro, Angostura bitters, orange bitters with an orange peel, Maui Brewery Bikini Lager and Perrin Cotes Du Rhone & Rouge. If that is not enough, they will also be welcoming the return of several of 1886 Bar’s finest original bartenders with their most reputable signature cocktails that have left a mark over the last five years.Closing out the celebration will be a very special evening on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 from 7:00 pm to closing. Two of 1886 Bar’s originals, Garrett McKechnie and Laura Lindsay, will be behind the stick, along with two additional satellite bars run by current 1886 Bar bartenders. In addition to the magic that will be the reminiscing of great bar staff both past and present, Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan has also prepared $8.00 Bar Bite Specials that will include Chicken & Serrano Ham Croquettes with harissa yogurt, Roasted Octopus with Korean-style sauce, Shrimp Toast Mini Sandwiches, Kentucky Fried Quail with wasabi honey and Prince Edward Island Mussels with Angry Lady Sauce.1886 Bar Anniversary – Original Guest Bartender Schedule:Tuesday, November 17th, 2015: Bartender Brady Weiss serving the Lebowski Achiever with vodka, crème de cacao, stout and cream.Wednesday, November 18th, 2015: Bartender Greg Gertmenian serving the Rye Reverse with rye, dry vermouth, Maraschino liqueur, housemade curacao, orange bitters, angostura bitters with orange and lemon peel.Friday, November 20th, 2015: Consultant and Bartender Marcos Tello serving the Saladito and Medicina Latina made with mezcal, housemade honey syrup, fresh lime juice topped with chile salt.Saturday, November 21st, 2015: Bartenders Garrett McKechnie and Laura Lindsay serving the California Buck with tequila, fresh strawberries, fresh lime juice, housemade Demerara syrup, fresh ginger and soda.Although not every story has to be written, 1886 Bar’s story is most certainly one to be told, as it continues to unfold in an always unexpectedly surprising way. “1886 Bar has a strong rooted tradition in quality product and hospitality,” says Lloyd-Jones. “It is exciting to hear feedback that we are keeping the spirit alive and well. The bartenders before us laid the foundation, and we are carrying their legend on. I believe each year we continue our story through our mentality of always striving for a better guest experience, and, of course, improving the notion of what a cocktail should be.”1886 Bar is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Thursday from 5:00 pm to Midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am. For more information, visit www.TheRaymond.com or call The Raymond 1886 directly at (626) 441-3136.The Raymond 1886, 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 441-3136 or visit www.TheRaymond.com. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Cover Story 1886 Bar Celebrates Five Years with New Fall and Winter Cocktail List $5 Cocktail Specials & Five 1886 Original Guest Bartenders! From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 11:45 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe More Cool Stuff Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newslast_img read more

Hanukkah stabbing suspect not part of hate group, has mental illness: Family

first_imgKuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — The family of the New York man who allegedly stabbed five people with a machete at a Hanukkah celebration Saturday night denounced the crime and said he has mental health problems and no ties to any hate groups. “Grafton Thomas has a long history of mental illness and hospitalizations,” the family said in a statement issued Sunday night. “He has no history of like violent acts and no convictions for any crime. He has no known history of anti-Semitism and was raised in a home which embraced and respected all religions and races. He is not a member of any hate groups.” Thomas, 38, was arraigned on Sunday and charged with five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary, police said. He pleaded not guilty and is being held on $5 million bond at the Rockland County Jail.Police said he was arrested in Harlem covered in blood after driving away from the scene in Monsey, New York, where Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg was hosting a ceremony to light the candle on the seventh night of Hanukkah. There were about 100 people at the rabbi’s home, which is attached to the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish congregation’s synagogue. The five victims injured in the attack were being treated at area hospitals, included one man who is in critical condition with a skull fracture, officials said. Among those injured is the rabbi’s son.Josef Gluck, manager of the synagogue, said he was sitting in the dining room with 40 to 50 people when the intruder barged in wearing a hoodie and a scarf covering all of his face except for his eyes. He said the suspect started hacking people in the dining room, before continuing the attack in the kitchen. “He was just swinging his sword, knife — I don’t know what it was — back and forth hitting people. He didn’t say anything,” Gluck said.Aron Kohn, one of those attending the ceremony, said he answered the front door of the rabbi’s house to find the suspect standing there. “I asked, ‘Who is coming in, in the middle of the night, with an umbrella?’” said Kohn. “While I was saying that … right away, boom, he pulled out the knife from the holder, from the case, and I’m throwing tables and chairs, that he should get out of here.” Kohn said the man ran past him, into a large room, where he attacked those inside.Thomas’ family called the attack a sign of “profound mental illness.” “We have instructed Mr. Thomas’s newly retained attorney, Michael H. Sussman, to seek immediate mental health evaluation of Grafton,” the family said in its statement. “We believe the actions of which he is accused, if committed by him, tragically reflect profound mental illness for which, as noted above, Grafton has received episodic treatment before being released.” The family also extended sympathies to those injured, saying, “[W]e express our deepest concern and prayers for those injured physically and otherwise deeply affected by the events of Saturday night and our family’s earnest yearning for their well being. We thank those who rendered medical attention to each of those injured.” The motive for the attack still remains unclear, though Gov. Andrew Cuomo referred to it as “an act of domestic terrorism.” The stabbings, just north of New York City, came at the end of two weeks of increased anti-Semitic attacks in the city. The New York Police Department was investigating nine attacks against Jewish individuals prior to the stabbings. It is not clear if any are related. Thomas is next scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 3.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Time is ripe for HR to measure performance

first_imgTime is ripe for HR to measure performanceOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Despite its perpetual fascination with all types of new fads, HR has neverseized the opportunities it has had to reinvent itself. We could have done sosome years ago and made the total quality revolution our own. Business processre-engineering came and went with the HR function hardly noticing. As a result, most employers never achieved all the benefits thesemethodologies had to offer, because they failed to harness the talents of theirstaff. HR could have championed these initiatives but its own contribution wasoften following rather than leading. There is mounting evidence that HR isfailing to achieve influence at the boardroom table. We wonder why.Now another excellent opportunity presents itself – performance measurementand management. “Oh, we’ve been doing that for ages,” say theappraisal specialists, the 360-degree feedback aficionados and the competencybrigade, all of whom believe they have something to contribute. The one factorthat lets them down, however, is their inability to offer really meaningfulperformance measures.The theory of competence says that competence equals performance, but rarelydoes anyone try to make the connection because they get bogged down indefinition and analysis, while the pretty histograms produced by 360-degreesoftware appear to measure everything except business performance. HR is well known for its resistance to, and lack of capability in,measurement. Yet everything it does should have an impact on measurableperformance improvement. We try to recruit good performers, we train staff toperform better, we want to reward and recognise superior performance and wehave to deal with underperformance. So a function whose raison d’être ismaximising employee performance should not only be good at performancemeasures, it should be the experts.This is a fantastic chance for HR because every other function has failed todeliver the goods in performance measurement. The accountants have finallyacknowledged that their measurement systems are historic and do not address thebroader issues of human capital and the knowledge worker. The operations and sales directors can no longer infer that the onlymeasures which count are theirs. Performance measurement is at the top of theagenda and HR has the biggest opportunity ever to position itself accordingly.Are you ready to seize this opportunity?• If you are up to Paul’s challenge we would like to hear from you at [email protected] His book, Measuring and managing employee performance – A practical manualto maximise organisational performance through people, is available from www.business-minds.com last_img read more

Source of the Quaternary alkalic basalts, picrites and basanites of the Potrillo Volcanic Field, New Mexico, USA: lithosphere or convecting mantle?

first_imgThe <80 ka basalts–basanites of the Potrillo Volcanic Field (PVF) form scattered scoria cones, lava flows and maars adjacent to the New Mexico–Mexico border. MgO ranges up to 12·5%; lavas with MgO < 10·7% have fractionated both olivine and clinopyroxene. Cumulate fragments are common in the lavas, as are subhedral megacrysts of aluminous clinopyroxene (with pleonaste inclusions) and kaersutitic amphibole. REE modelling indicates that these megacrysts could be in equilibrium with the PVF melts at ~1·6–1·7 GPa pressure. The lavas fall into two geochemical groups: the Main Series (85% of lavas) have major- and trace-element abundances and ratios closely resembling those of worldwide ocean-island alkali basalts and basanites (OIB); the Low-K Series (15%) differ principally by having relatively low K2O and Rb contents. Otherwise, they are chemically indistinguishable from the Main Series lavas. Sr- and Nd-isotopic ratios in the two series are identical and vary by scarcely more than analytical error, averaging 87Sr/86Sr = 0·70308 (SD = 0·00004) and 143Nd/144Nd = 0·512952 (SD=0·000025). Such compositions would be expected if both series originated from the same mantle source, with Low-K melts generated when amphibole remained in the residuum. Three PVF lavas have very low Os contents (<14 ppt) and appear to have become contaminated by crustal Os. One Main Series picrite has 209 ppt Os and has a {gamma}Os value of +13·6, typical for OIB. This contrasts with published 187Os/188Os ratios for Kilbourne Hole peridotite mantle xenoliths, which give mostly negative {gamma}Os values and show that Proterozoic lithospheric mantle forms a thick Mechanical Boundary Layer (MBL) that extends to ~70 km depth beneath the PVF area. The calculated mean primary magma, in equilibrium with Fo89, has Na2O and FeO contents that give a lherzolite decompression melting trajectory from 2·8 GPa (95 km depth) to 2·2 GPa (70 km depth). Inverse modelling of REE abundances in Main Series Mg-rich lavas is successful for a model invoking decompression melting of convecting sub-lithospheric lherzolite mantle ({epsilon}Nd = 6·4; Tp ~ 1400°C) between 90 and 70 km. Nevertheless, such a one-stage model cannot account for the genesis of the Low-K Series because amphibole would not be stable within convecting mantle at Tf ~ 1400°C. These magmas can only be accommodated by a three-stage model that envisages a Thermal Boundary Layer (TBL) freezing conductively onto the ~70 km base of the Proterozoic MBL during the ~20 Myr tectonomagmatic quiescence before PVF eruptions. As it grew, this was veined by hydrous small-fraction melts from below. The geologically recent arrival of hotter-than-ambient (Tp ~ 1400°C) convecting mantle beneath the Potrillo area re-melted the TBL and caused the magmatism.last_img read more