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Westport Winery Wins at American Wine Society’s 47th Annual Conference

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryGoing Coastal, the wineries most award-winning selection, brought home a gold medal. This sparkling Gewürztraminer is brisk and bright, like a spring sea breeze. The winery suggests this be enjoyed with a slice of their homemade raspberry cream pie and accompanied by the song Champagne by Andrea Bocelli. A portion of the proceeds of this wine benefits the Coastal Interpretive Center in Ocean Shores. The label was painted by Krister Lile.Bordello Blonde, an off-dry blend of 80% Gewürztraminer and 20% Riesling grown at Red Willow Vineyard, earned a silver medal. Like its name suggests this selection is sexy and soft as “she goes with anyone and anything.” This is well-paired with Corks, Crab and Cheese from the winery’s Farm to Fork Restaurant while listening to Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. This wine benefits the Aberdeen Museum of History and features original art by winery co-owner Kim Roberts.Both Nirvana and Bog Berry Blush were awarded bronze medals. Nirvana is a balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Discovery Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The tasting notes suggest it is like a magic, inviting red sunset that feels like fire. A Shut The Front Door Burger pairs perfectly with this wine as you enjoy Come As You Are by Nirvana. This wine benefits the West Coast Search Dogs of Washington. The label, an homage to Nirvana’s Nevermind album features an underwater photo of Carrie Roberts (now the winery’s cider maker) at six months of age.The label of Bog Berry Blush by Tokeland artist Wally Mann tells the story of this delightful blend of cranberry and Gewürztraminer. The flavor is tingly, tart, refreshing, spirited and racy. It is terrific with Beachcomber Sandwich of cranberry chicken salad with crispy bacon on grilled whole wheat. The tasting notes suggest listening to Love Shack by the B-52s along with this meal. Proceeds from this wine are donated to the WSU Cranberry Museum and Research Station in Long Beach.More than 600 wines were entered from across North America in this competition, one of the oldest in the nation. “The diversity of wines submitted and awarded is a testimony the quality wine being produced throughout the country,” said Joseph Dautlick, Director of Competitions. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Players move to China for money – Mertens

first_imgNapoli star Dries Mertens said he rejected a big offer from a Chinese club and said that players who move to the Asian country in the prime of their careers are motivated by money.”Sometimes you hear players talking about their life choices as a search for a new experience. It’s not true, they’re driven by money,” Mertens said.Napoli were reportedly planning to include a clause in Mertens’ proposed new contract that included a €50m premium for Chinese clubs, in a bid to deter teams from the region, but the forward made it clear the Partenopei need not worry about such provisions.curious”I’d like to know more about Asian culture. Asia is high on my bucket list but for an experience away from football.”Am I curious about what’s happening to Witsel? Yes, we’ve sought information about it, and together with my wife, we’ve weighed up the pros and cons from testimonies of people who have been there.”There’s so much smog there and even the food would be a problem. The money they offered me was very good, I thought about it for a day but in the end I refused.”I can assure you one thing: it was really hard to say ‘no’ to such a figure because it guarantees wealth for your children and even grandchildren.”last_img read more

Does CCJ have anything to say to Guyana Govt and the people of the…

first_imgDear Editor,I join the handful of Caribbean citizens who have called on Caricom to issue an official statement on the breach of the Guyanese Constitution and of the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice to hold elections no later than September 18, 2019.I, along with other right-thinking Caribbean citizens, furthermore call on the Caribbean Court of Justice or the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission to make a statement or otherwise seek to have the CCJ ruling of June 18, 2019 implemented.If the Caribbean Court of Justice wishes to become the final court of Appeal for all Caricom countries, then it must demonstrate that its rulings can be respected and enforced. If not, other Caribbean countries will – unfortunately – continue to hold on to the Privy Council as the source of ultimate justice.Sincerely,Dr Kirk MeighooPolitical Analyst,former IndependentSenatorCunupia, Trinidadand Tobagolast_img read more

Yom HaShoah goes to Capitol

first_imgHershel Frankiel was just 8 when he was told to crawl into a hole in Nazi-occupied Poland with his parents and aunt. Inside a shed and covered with wood, the hole was 6 feet wide, 6 feet long and 2 1/2 feet deep. Its occupants crammed in like sardines to avoid being found and given to the Nazis. In the morning, the owner of the farm carried a pail to the barn to milk his cow, secretly bringing food that he slipped through a shaft to his Jewish refugees. Out the shaft they would pass their bodily waste. Over the final two years of World War II, Frankiel left the ditch only once. “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center, the West L.A.-based human-rights organization named after the famed Nazi hunter. “As long as we can help the younger generations connect the human face of a neighbor, it is going to have a much more immediate and deeper impact on California.” Many synagogues and Hebrew schools encourage their teenagers to document a survivor’s story. That is why Ruth Birndorf, who was interviewed by a student at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, is heading to Sacramento. Birndorf, a German-born Dutch Jew, spent a year stuck in a safe-house attic and another living in the corner of an upstairs bedroom. “You could never go near a window because you couldn’t cast a shadow. And if anybody came over, we hid behind a false wall in the closet,” the 75-year-old Woodland Hills woman said. “You lived in constant fear of being discovered because you knew once you were discovered, that meant certain death. And it was not just you. It was the family who took you in. “It was amazingly courageous what they did,” she said of those who harbored Jews. “They just followed their hearts and their conscience.” Birndorf keeps in touch with her protectors’ children, whom she calls her brother and sister. The Capitol visits are being orchestrated by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, who for the past two years assisted former Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn with the annual event. Each legislator’s office is financing their survivor’s travel. Levine, who is Jewish, said the half-day event, which will include survivors speaking from the Assembly floor, is one of many programs needed to ensure that people never forget. “The Holocaust was a terrible tragedy that occurred 60-plus years ago. But when you look around the world today, you still see tragedies of the same proportion,” Levine said. “Kosovo and Darfur and Rwanda. The list goes on. We are not learning, and we need to learn from the past and stop these things before they rise to the level of the Holocaust.” (818) 713-3634 If you go Holocaust Remembrance Day will be commemorated at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Kamenir Chapel of Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley. Also, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Israeli consul general will speak at 1:45 p.m. at the Holocaust Monument in Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s amazing how adaptable people are,” said Frankiel, now 71 and living in Hollywood. “I feel more fortunate now and more acceptant of the privilege of having lived through that.” Along with Holocaust survivors from every district in the California Assembly, Frankiel will be in Sacramento on Monday to share his story of survival as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be commemorated worldwide Sunday. Every year, Jews observe Yom HaShoah – its Hebrew name – to preserve the memory of 6 million murdered Jews, and to decry the pronouncements of Holocaust deniers such as those who gathered last November in Iran, where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has deemed the Holocaust a myth and called for the annihilation of Israel. “Those who deny the Holocaust, I ask them: Find me those who vanished,” Vernon Rusheen, 82, of Woodland Hills demanded during a recent survivors conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Observing Yom HaShoah gains significance each year because those who were liberated from the concentration camps or survived in hiding are now dying of old age. Without their faces we are prone to forget, Jewish leaders say. last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit charge driver for excessive speeding

first_imgIf you happen to see unsafe driving behaviours, you are being reminded to contact your local police detachment. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on June 11.According to RCMP, a vehicle was travelling at an excessive speed on Highway 43 near Valleyview.They say the driver was travelling at a speed of approximately 200 km/hr, almost double the posted speed limit.- Advertisement -The vehicle driver, a youth, is facing speeding charges as a result of the investigation.The name of the youth will not be released.RCMP are reminding drivers to obey posted speed limits and reduce your speed accordingly in construction and school zones.Advertisementlast_img read more

FA will consider foreign manager as next England boss, confirms Dyke

first_img1 Football Association chairman Greg Dyke Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has revealed he will consider foreign managers when the time comes to choose Roy Hodgson’s successor.Dyke confirmed earlier this summer, despite a miserable World Cup campaign, that Hodgson will remain Three Lions boss until his contract expires at the end of Euro 2016, though they are yet to decide whether they should extend the 67-year-old’s deal beyond the tournament.The governing body have been criticised in the past for the previous appointments of Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson, and while Dyke refuses to rule out going down the same road again this time around, he insists whoever lands the role must have a deep understanding of the English game.“They wouldn’t necessarily have to be English but they certainly would have to understand English football,” Dyke said during an FA grassroots event in Lowestoft.“You wouldn’t rule out someone who is a Scot or Welsh or French but they would have to understand English football.”The mention of a Frenchman from Dyke is interesting given that Arsene Wenger was reported to have been considered as a possible candidate for the England job in the past.Still, Dyke is not in a hurry to start considering who should take the post and when.“We haven’t thought that far ahead,” he added.last_img read more

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Bournemouth: Cherries down to fourth after back-to-back defeats

first_img1 Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury Dougie Freedman continued his brilliant start as Nottingham Forest manager as his side came from a goal down to beat title-chasing Bournemouth 2-1 at the City Ground.Andrew Surman fired the Cherries into a third-minute lead, but Forest seem to be a different animal under their new boss and stormed back to claim their fourth win in five games under Freedman.Goals from Jamaal Lascelles and Henri Lansbury sealed three points and delivered another blow to the visitors’ automatic promotion hopes.Bournemouth began like an express train and took the lead inside three minutes through Surman, after Forest keeper Karl Darlow had tipped over a Simon Francis header.From the resultant corner, the ball was played to the edge of the box to Surman and the Cherries midfielder curled a delightful effort from 25 yards into the bottom corner.But the Tricky Trees got themselves back in the game with an equaliser after 20 minutes, when a Ben Osborn corner was only cleared to centre-back Lascelles and he smashed a shot from the edge of the area through a crowded box for his first goal since April.An inevitable period of stalemate ensued, before Osborn and Antonio combined well to set up an opportunity for Lansbury, whose sliding effort was saved by Boruc.Antonio then had a shot pushed away by Boruc and just a minute later, Forest took the lead on the stroke of half-time through skipper Lansbury. Francis fouled Antonio on the edge of the box and Lansbury stepped up to convert another quality trademark free-kick.Inside five minutes of the second half, Lansbury was presented with another set-piece opportunity after Smith upended Burke 20 yards out, but this time his free-kick drifted narrowly over.Lascelles then had a header nodded off the line by Smith, from Burke’s corner, as Forest threatened to increase their advantage.The Cherries were now feeding on scraps as Forest controlled proceedings and, after a handful of chances for both sides, the hosts managed to hold on for the win.last_img read more

Beckham flies home to care for ailing father

first_imgThe 59-year-old Ted Beckham was taken to a hospital near his home in east London on Wednesday night, and then transferred to another hospital. “We can confirm that he is a patient,” Barts and The London NHS Trust spokeswoman Michelle Alexander said. “He’s in stable condition at the London Chest Hospital.” Oliveira said Ted Beckham had surgery and is in intensive care. Ted Beckham is divorced from the player’s mother, Sandra. The pair also have two daughters, Joanne and Lynne. In 2005, Ted Beckham published a book called “David Beckham: My Son.” It was reported that the book led to a falling out between the two Beckhams because Ted did not get David’s permission before writing it, but the pair have since reconciled. LONDON – Injured Galaxy star David Beckham arrived in Britain on Thursday to visit his father, who has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. The English soccer player, who hasn’t seen action since Aug. 30 because of a right knee injury, took the first flight from Los Angeles to London after hearing the news and arrived at Heathrow airport at about noon. “His father had a heart attack,” Beckham’s publicist, Simon Oliveira said. “David was made aware of it late last night. He caught the first available flight and he’ll be arriving in London around lunchtime.” Beckham, wearing dark glasses and a brown jacket and jeans, sat in first class on the 12-hour flight and was the first person to leave the British Airways plane. He was met by two airline officials who had a car waiting on the tarmac. The England midfielder and former captain joined Manchester United in 1989 at the age of 14, debuted in 1992, and won six Premier League titles and a Champions League medal before transferring in 2003 to Real Madrid. He joined the Los Angeles Galaxy this summer on a five-year, $32.5 million contract. Beckham’s wife, former Spice Girls singer Victoria, was flying back to Britain from Japan, publicist Jo Milloy said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Good prevention

first_img– Dean HaynesSanta Clarita The greatest trick Re “O’Donnell a downer for NBC” (Viewpoint, Nov. 11):Bill O’Reilly is absolutely correct. The far left is doing its best to fictionalize a very real threat to the safety of our country. Radical Islam is a dangerous ideology and to simply ignore it is equal to putting one’s head in the sand. It reminds me of a quote from the movie “The Usual Suspects”: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.”– Estela LuizziGlendale Increased density Re “NBC move faces hurdle” (Nov. 9):I suspect my neighborhood isn’t the only one receiving mailings from NBC’s paid consultants and VICA asking for our “unqualified” support of this massive project.NBC wants to have sufficient proof on hand showing that residents approve of this project without bothering to explain the pros and cons of this significant development to the very people who will be impacted by the traffic and increased density in a vital corridor (101 Freeway).– Ellen VukovichSherman Oaks Go for it All of Sunday’s “Your Opinions” were clear and well-written. Thanks, Dante Rochetti, Robert Bergstrom, George Timko, David Crowley, Tim Powell, Sion Colvin, William P. Mouzis, Jerry Schwartz, Irving Leemon, Harris S. Goldman, Judi DeBilzan, Jack Botwin and Terry Haney. I, for one, would enjoy hearing more of your thoughts.You all should be running for office in your neighborhood councils.– Marilyn White-SedelStudio City Sidewalk repair Why is it that seven months ago we paid the city for sidewalk repair done in front of our house and now one block away the city is repairing sidewalks at no cost to the homeowners? Doesn’t seem fair somehow. Time for a refund, we think.– Ellie Haney160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Brewer’s report card is in” (Nov. 11):LAUSD Superintendent David Brewer says, “From the intervention perspective, we are putting a Boys & Girls Club on Markham Middle School in South Central … and we will be putting those kinds of resources on more campuses during my tenure.”My, he must think that having after-school programs is a good prevention idea. Does he plan to charge those groups and those kids to use the school grounds? Does he know that the existing programs for youths that currently use the school grounds are also good prevention programs?All the programs for youths should be encouraged. None should be charged for use of the schools. It is total hypocrisy if new programs are encouraged for kids in one part of the community and discouraged (by high fees) in other parts. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre – Cheryl SullivanWinnetka Offending Tom Re “Johnson’s act disarming” (Sports, Nov. 11):Tom Hoffarth’s column had to be the whiniest sports column I have read in my lifetime. So Tom’s offended by the winner of a NASCAR race who fired blanks into the air after his victory. Boohoo. Was it not politically correct enough for Tom? Did the image of a person firing blanks into the air offend Tom?Did Tom think that because this act of celebration offended him, that no one else should be exposed to such a display? Maybe Tom should be given a column in the LA.COM section, where he could discuss movies. Or, better yet, put his thinly disguised anti-gun piece in the editorial section.last_img read more