Beer Gear: Pat’s Backcountry Beverages Beer Concentrate

first_imgPat’s Backcountry Beverages has solved a conundrum of many a backpacker and adventure sportsman. Beer concentrate. Yes, that’s right—concentrated beer that is lightweight and easy to pack. Nothing tastes finer then a beer after a long day’s hike. So next time you reach your campsite after a day in the hills, you can indulge in one of life’s pleasures, a delicious cold brew.The company is based out of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and they have gotten quite the buzz about their patent-pending technology. Each lightweight pack starts as a concentrated liquid that’s 58% alcohol by volume and produces one pint of beer at 6.1% alcohol by volume. Currently, Pat’s offers two varieties of beer concentrate, Pale Rail and Black Hops. The brews are being sold online through Colorado Liquor Outlet who shipped their first batch on October 25.To drink, you just need to add carbonated water. When you’re out on the trail, this can be done by using the plastic carbonator bottle that the company began producing last year. The carbonation process required instructions and a bit of focus. An eco2Activator pack combines citric acid and potassium bicarbonate to produce carbon dioxide. Using a process of shaking the container and pumping the lever, the carbon dioxide is distributed throughout the liquid resulting in a fizzy beverage.Blue Ridge Outdoors was anxious to give beer concentrate a try. After brewing up a pint of Black Hops, the prominent taste was of the eco2Activator that is used to produce the carbonation. The instructions say to vary the amount to taste, and I would recommend using less than the full amount. The taste of the eco2Activator dulled over time, but that could have just been from the awesomeness of drinking a trail-made beer. The Black Hops had a surprisingly rich and malty flavor that was made even more delicious by the scenery.Beer concentrate has so many possibilities both on and off the trail. It seems that this product could be equally useful on a bike adventure, a kayak trip, or at a summer festival. In a recent Facebook post, Pat shared the brilliant idea of traveling with a few brews on your next flight—just pack the concentrate in the quart size bag along with your toiletries.Gourmands may prefer to haul the extra weight for their favorite beer, and others may stick with the classic choice of a flask of whiskey, but having beer concentrate as an option is certainly a game changer.last_img read more

Guatemala: Alleged narco-trafficker Reyes Sosa arrested

first_img GUATEMALA CITY – Enio Geovanny Reyes Sosa, who is allegedly connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, was arrested on Sept. 30 at a hotel in the nation’s capital, Interior Minister Mauricio López said on Oct. 1. López said Reyes Sosa has been under investigation since 2010 for alleged ties to narco- trafficking groups and working as a liaison for the Sinaloa cartel in the northwestern department of Huehuetenango. Two women – one Nicaraguan and a Colombian – who were with Reyes at the hotel also were detained. Drug cartels have expanded their operations to Guatemala in recent years, making the Central American country a transshipment point for Colombian narcotics heading north toward Mexico and the United States. [AFP (Guatemala), 01/10/2012; El Periódico (Guatemala), 01/10/2012; La Prensa (Nicaragua), 01/10/2012] By Dialogo October 02, 2012last_img read more

The Batana Ecomuseum transfers knowledge about the preservation of intangible heritage

first_imgEcomuseum Batana from Rovinj, entered in the UNESCO register of best practices for the preservation of intangible heritage, by participating in the EU project CULTURECOVERY took over, through a series of free workshops and other activities, the task of transferring knowledge and skills to preserve intangible heritage. The goal of the CULTURECOVERY project is to develop new approaches for innovative preservation, restoration and promotion of intangible cultural heritageMore than 20 participants in the second CULTURECOVERY workshop last Friday at the Batana Ecomuseum in Rovinj learned how to achieve this goal through storytelling or storytelling and through interpretive tours as a means of innovative tourist offer.If you walk along the main street of Rovinj, Santa Croce, you will enjoy the scenic views of old stone houses near the sea. But only when they “speak” in the voice of a guide or, better yet, a local guide, who conveys emotion and authenticity with interesting information, will you experience that same street completely, and part of your experience will become its intangible heritage.The long title of the workshop “Storytelling, ie the art of storytelling and the transfer of intangible heritage and the practice of interpreting heritage as a means of innovative tourist offer” quickly materialized into a unique experience for participants when Batana Association member and Rovinj expert Anna Delia Quarantotto took them across the street. Santa Croce, the streets of her memories and Rovinj’s past. Having shared with the participants a number of memories and personal stories, especially those from childhood and interesting, historical data that can not be found even in the guides, Ms. Quarantotto even managed to encourage her Rovinj citizens to look at their own city with “different eyes”.The second part of the workshop, which took place in the Ecomuseum itself, was in charge of Iva Silla, the creator of Secret Zagreb interpretive tours and the first licensed guide and trainer for interpretive guidance. She introduced the participants to her Secret Zagreb tours, explained the concept of personal interpretation, but also gave them guidelines for interpretive guidance on the example of Rovinj and its attractions. The practical part, done in groups, followed the very definition of interpretive leadership, which involves turning phenomena into experiences, caring for heritage, echoing participants and offering paths of deeper meaning.Darija Čelić Trajčeski, a workshop participant and owner of a travel agency from Pula, summed up her impressions, emphasizing that she signed up for the workshop because she wants to do different tours that will include more and animate the groups she leads and avoid dryness and boredom. She found the workshop extremely useful in that regard, and she especially liked that she met Rovinj, which she knows well, from a completely different, personal angle through the story of Ana Delie Quarantotto in which she learned a lot about Rovinj that few people know.A series of workshops is one of the activities of the Ecomuseum within the EU project Culturecovery, which is carried out in Rovinj in cooperation with ethnologist dr.sc. Ivona Orlić, and the Rovinj part of the entire project was designed by Tamara Nikolić Đerić, president of the Association-Ecomuseum Batana and professional-program manager of the Ecomuseum.Related news: WHY DIDN’T TZ ROVINJA SELL ME A STORY TO RETURN TO ROVINJ?last_img read more

‘Speaker Brother’: Loudspeakers teach Indian children after virus shutters schools

first_imgBut response to the program, called ‘Bolki Shaala’ or ‘Spoken School’ in the state language of Marathi, has been encouraging, Shringarpure added.It reaches children who are usually the first in their families to go to school, with content covering part of the school curriculum, as well as social skills and English language lessons.”These kids have no guidance from their family, they are on their own,” Shringarpure said.While many children in cities have been able to attend classes online, those in places like Dandwal, where telecom networks are poor and power supply is often erratic, have gone months without opening schoolbooks.Parents like Sangeeta Yele, who hope for better lives for their children, are pushing them to attend the mobile classes.”As the school is closed, my son used to wander in the forests,” said Yele.”‘Bolki Shaala’ has reached our village and now my son has started studying. I am happy. It gives me happiness that my son can now sing songs and narrate stories.”  The children sang rhymes and answered questions, with some of them speaking of the loudspeaker as ‘Speaker Brother’ or ‘Speaker Sister’.”I love studying with Speaker Brother,” said Jyoti, a gleeful 11-year-old girl who attended one session.Reuters followed the volunteers last week as they carried the loudspeaker through villages in the Indian state of Maharashtra where children awaiting its arrival had gathered at designated, socially-distanced spots.”We wondered if children and their parents would accept a loudspeaker as their teacher,” said Shraddha Shringarpure, head of the Diganta Swaraj Foundation, which has done development work for more than a decade among tribal villages in the region. One overcast morning in a farming village in hilly western India, a group of schoolchildren sat on the mud floor of a wooden shed for their first class in months.There was no teacher, just a voice from a loudspeaker.The recorded lessons form part of an initiative by an Indian non-profit spread over six villages that aims to reach 1,000 students denied formal classes since the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close four months ago.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Dutch asset manager MN to reorganise, shed 200 jobs

first_imgRuud Hagendijk, chief executive, said: “Anticipating developments in the world around us is no voluntary option but a hard necessity to remain in the top of service providers.”Following ongoing automatisation of work processess, as well as the option of hiring capacity for temporary projects, MN said it wanted to reduce its workforce of 1,250 staff to a “rational scale”.It added that staff reduction would be carried out in cooperation with the unions and the company’s works council, and that the focus would be on education and relocating redundant staff elsewhere in the organisation.Michiel Cleij, spokesman for MN, said it unclear in which departments exactly staff cuts would be made, or whether there would be forced redundancies.MN is the provider for the large metal schemes PME and PMT, as well as the €3.5bn pension fund for the merchant navy.It carries out the pensions administration for almost 2m people affiliated with 36,000 employers in the Netherlands and the UK.MN’s UK operation would be equally affected by the restructuring, according to Cleij, who could not provide further details.Earlier, the large asset managers and pension providers APG and PGGM announced similar changes to their organisation, including significant staff reduction. The €100bn asset manager and pensions provider MN has announced it would embark on a four-year restructuring programme.During the process – aimed at cutting costs and adjusting its services to changes in the pensions system – the company is to shed more than 200 fulltime jobs, it said.In a statement, it said, to maintain its position as one of the largest asset managemers and pension providers in the Netherlands, it needed to anticipate the trend of consolidation, changes to the pensions system, new pension plans and flexible labour.It said its clients not only demanded a smooth incorporation of new legal rules, modern management of pension schemes and social plans, but also wanted increasingly efficient processes and adequate communication.last_img read more

Diana Containerships Hit with Class Action Lawsuit

first_imgA class action lawsuit has been filed by a number of law firms against Diana Containerships over the shipping company’s “unlawful business practices”.Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman informed that the lawsuit has been filed against Diana Containerships and its officers on behalf of shareholders who purchased Diana securities between January 26, 2017, and October 3, 2017.What is more, Kahn Swick & Foti (KSF), former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., are reminding investors that they have until December 22, 2017, to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Diana Containerships if they purchased the company’s shares during the aforementioned period. This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.Two more law firms including Faruqi & Faruqi and Pomerantz are investigating potential claims against Diana Containerships. Faruqi & Faruqi is encouraging investors who suffered losses exceeding USD 50,000 investing in Diana Containerships to contact the firm.The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendant Symeon P. Palios, the Company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, caused Diana to engage in a series of manipulative share issuance/sales transactions with Kalani, a British Virgin Islands entity, and related entities.On January 26, 2017, Diana filed a shelf registration statement for the sale of USD 250 million worth of company securities. Over the following eight months, Diana sold large volumes of its common shares and securities convertible into common shares to Kalani at a significant discount to market price.Kalani subsequently resold these shares into the market. As Diana’s share price declined following Kalani’s sales, the company executed a series of reverse stock splits that had the effect of raising its share price.By October 3, 2017, the price of Diana common stock had declined from USD 2,500 per share to USD 0.47 per share on an unadjusted basis. At this share price, Diana had a market capitalization of less than one million dollars, despite having raised millions of dollars from investors since January 2017.last_img read more

Miss Carribean-US Pageant Finalist Says She Never Got Paid

first_img Share 28 Views   one comment EntertainmentInternationalNewsPrintRegional Miss Carribean-US Pageant Finalist Says She Never Got Paid by: – June 8, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Nelisa Smith. Photo credit: caribbeancelebs.comPhiladelphia’s 2012 Miss Caribbean-US pageant is just a month away. But a finalist from last year’s contest is raising a stink, claiming she never received her prizes.Nelisa Smith reached out to us via email and says she’s still waiting for the cash she was promised for her performance in last year’s Miss Caribbean-US pageant. 28 year old Nelisa Smith was born and raised in Dominica, attends college in New York and came to Philadelphia last July, to participate in the Miss Caribbean-US pageant.She finished second runner-up, third place, and expected her cash prize. But nearly a year later she never got paid. Among the issues, Nelisa and the other contestants sold ads for the program book many of the ads were left out and Nelisa was stuck holding the bag. The Miss Caribbean Pageant website describes it as a showcase for bright young women from the islands who combine brains and beauty. The pageant CEO Yolanda Wallace says Nelisa Smith was trouble from the start.When Nelisa failed to get her prize money, she fired off several obscenity-laced emails.Nelisa went to court in King’s county, New York and got a $5600 judgment against the pageant. Yolanda Wallace says they won’t be paying it anytime soon.This year’s Miss Caribbean – US pageant is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th- 5pm- at MLK High School in Philadelphia.It would be nice if the pageant and Nelisa Smith could resolve their long and bitter dispute before it casts a dark cloud over the event.Fox Phillylast_img read more

New fire station opens in Lake Santee

first_imgA grand opening ceremony was held Saturday evening. (Pat Smith/ Greensburg Daily News)GREENSBURG, Ind. – A brand new fire station is open and ready to serve the expanding community of Lake Santee.Funding for Fire Station No. 2 was made through various fundraising events and the 116-thousand dollar building is paid for, according to the Greensburg Daily News.Twenty-seven volunteers are ready to provide fire and EMS services to the approximate 500 homes in Lake Santee and surrounding communities.The newspaper reported that firefighters are currently raising money to purchase a fire truck.Along with the Clarksburg Community Volunteer Fire Department, the Lake Santee station serves parts of Decatur, Franklin and Rush counties adding up to approximately 5,000 people and one hundred square miles.last_img read more

Bulldogs Netters Blank Knights

first_imgBatesville defeated South Dearborn 5-0 on Thursday. Lleyton Ratcliffe, Sam Giesting, and Adam Scott won in singles. The doubles teams of George Ritter & Cooper Williams and Ben Rodgers & Brayden Worthington also won.Batesville JV also won 4-0. Lane Oesterling and Grant Story won in singles along with the doubles team of Sam Voegele & Seth Gausman.Batesville will host Centerville on Friday at 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

McLaren: Alonso Primed for F1’s 2017 Challenge

first_img“He’s been working very, very hard this winter and he’s really ready and eager,” McLaren’s racing director told Sky Sports News HQ’s Rachel Brookes.“He drove this kind of car, or even faster car, in the past so he knows what to expect.“He can’t wait to drive the car. He drove it in the simulator but it’s not the same. I’m sure he can’t wait to drive it on the track and see if it’s delivering what we expect.” Alonso is joined in McLaren’s 2017 line-up by Stoffel Vandoorne, who at 24 years old is 11 years younger than his two-time world champion team-mate.But asked if the 35-year-old Alonso might have to train harder as a result, Boullier replied: “Stoffel never drove such a high-downforce car or high-energy car, so he may have a couple of days [needing] to suit his body just to make sure he’s fit.“But he also worked very hard over the winter, he’s ready. They’re both ready.”Speaking at a Pirelli pre-season launch event, Boullier said McLaren were hitting their in-house targets with the development of their new MCL32 car.And asked if the structure of the team’s management was clear after several months of upheaval, Boullier said: “It’s clear for everybody and obviously we have a challenge now which is to still make the car winning as soon as possible.”McLaren launch their new challenger on February 24 and Boullier confirmed the MCL32 would feature a new-look livery amid sustained speculation the design will feature the orange colour from the team’s cars in the late 1960s and early 1970s.“You will see a change of livery,” added Boullier. “Just wait a couple more days and you will see it.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fernando Alonso is “ready and eager” for the increased challenge set to be posed by driving F1’s 2017 cars, according to McLaren’s Eric Boullier.Alonso was a long-term critic of F1’s regulations in recent years, expressing frustration that cars had become less demanding to drive since the start of his career in the early 2000s.With increases in downforce set to lower lap times by at least three seconds in 2017, and Pirelli producing tyres which are no longer deliberately designed to lose performance, Boullier says McLaren’s Spanish driver is looking forward to the challenge ahead.last_img read more