Top Rung Brewing Releases Equinox Pale as part of Pale Series

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Top Rung BrewingOn January 30th we will release the fifth beer in our Pale series.  “Equinox Pale” will be the fifth in our Pale Ale’s released since early 2015.  In each Pale release we will highlight and celebrate a different hop. Equinox has a pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.  It was developed by the Hop Breeding Company in Yakima.Top Rung Brewing is a 10-barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility.  Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered.Equinox Pale Statistics:  ABV: 6.2%, IBU: 60, SRM: 10last_img read more

First Responders Say Thanks to Health Care Workers

first_imgEmergency workers and supporters from Two River area towns gathered outside Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center April 10 to show their appreciation for health care workers as they changed shifts. For story, see page 3. Crowds in front of Riverview Medical Center gave cheers and thanks to doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Story and photos by Lynne Ward Residents from all over the Two River area came out to cheer, sing, clap and wave banners, signs and American flags. Emergency workers and first responders from many surrounding towns, including police, EMS crews, fire companies and others, came out to cheer on the nurses, doctors and other health care providers on the front line fighting the coronavirus. With sirens sounding and lights flashing, the town of Red Bank showed its appreciation to the Riverview staff. Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center was the site of an impromptu outpouring of thank yous for staff April 10. The surprise event was organized by Red Bank Fire Chief Scott Calabrese. Former Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO John Lloyd was in attendance, as well as River view board members and Kelli O’Brien, chief hospital executive, and Jennifer Smith, executive director of Riverview Medical Center Foundation, just to name a few. It was a magical evening in Red Bank, one full of emotion and hope. RED BANK- A crowd of well-wishers – most of them wearing gloves and masks converged outside side Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Friday evening, April 10 as health care workers were changing shifts. Many also chipped in to deliver dinner to the health care workers, some of whom were able to watch the fanfare from the windows of the hospital’s upper floors. This article originally appeared in the April 16th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Flick: “A coach should be able to veto signings”

first_imgIn this regard, he highlighted the role of the coach in defining the “philosophy” of a team. “There are two points that I think are important: A club must have a philosophy about what football they want to play and represent. That’s why you hire a coach you trust, “he added.On the other hand, the former soccer player, who arrived at Bayern last November to replace Croatian Niko Kovac, he praised the possibility that the German champion managers discuss the staff issues, and that it is possible to “speak everything openly”.The coach was not involved in the recent signing of the German team, goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, from Schalke. “They didn’t ask me, but of course I knew it was going to be signed. It was an issue that affected next season and I didn’t necessarily have to get involved either, “he said. Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said that a coach must have the “right to veto” over “new additions and reinforcements” in football teams, emphasizing the Technicians’ responsibility to “implement” the philosophy of each set and determine their “game.”“It is important to evaluate which players should complement or strengthen the eqexisting equipment. In my opinion, when it comes to new additions and reinforcements, the coach must have the right to veto, “said the coach of the Bundesliga leader to the German newspaper ‘Sport Bild’.last_img read more

Disabled Community Wants Ellen to Reconstitute NCD Leadership

first_imgThe disabled Community, comprising the deaf, blind and other categories of vulnerable groups, is calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., to reconstitute the leadership of the National Commission on Disability (NCD).The group recently issued a statement signed by Thompson Wialison, chair of  the Steering Committee of the National Union of Organizations for the Disabled (NUOD).  Mr. Wialison is himself physically challenged.In their statement, the NUOD commended President Sirleaf and Veep Boakai for the generous Season’s gifts presented to them, but said the greatest gift they desire for now is the appointment or reconstitution of the three new directors at the NCD.“The Disabled Community wishes to remind President Sirleaf that on June 4 last year,  the Civil Service Agency (CSA) conducted an interview for the three positions at the NCD— the executive director, deputy for administration, and deputy director for technical services.   [Several qualified] disabled were interviewed and subsequently forwarded by the CSA to the office of the V.P. for onward submission to the office of the President for official appointment.  “Since the process started,”  the NUOD noted, “there have been some “unfortunate” delays among the bureaucrats regarding the submission of the names to the office of the President for appointment of the three new NDC directors.The disabled group is reminding the office of the V.P. to speedily submit the names to the office of the President so that [appropriate action] relative to the appointment of the three new NCD directors would be taken. This said NUOD, will enhance “the future growth and development of Liberians living with disabilities.”The Disabled Community has further congratulated  President Sirleaf and Veep Boakai for their numerous official lobbying initiatives with the international community for assistance to enhance their welfare, especially in the fight against  the Ebola virus disease (EVD)  that has plagued the country since March last year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GPOC warns public of social media scammers

first_imgThe Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) has cautioned the public to beware of persons or organisations intending to execute scams through social media, with the operation of extorting money. On Monday the Corporation stated that the act is being carried out by unknown persons and clearly indicated that they do not have any promotions via Whatsapp, Gmail, Facebook or other social media platforms.The public was requested not to make any payment of fees or other transactions through these mediums since no one has been authorised to collect monies on their behalf for any competition or promotion.The GPOC said that it will take legal action against persons found culpable of this offence. Persons with any information of suspicious actions are asked to contact GPOC through its telephone numbers or email at Their Facebook Page, Guyana Post Office Corporation, is also active.In recent time, several public agencies have reported scams which have defrauded the public. Just over two weeks ago, Central Housing and Planning Authority sent out a stern warning about a fake Facebook profile under the name of President David Granger, which had been extorting monies from persons in exchange for land.According to the Authority, the sham was set up through a profile named His Excellency President David Granger and has been informing persons that the Ministry of the Presidency is distributing housing units to interested persons. They were asked to make a down payment through the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) Mobile Money system and the money disappears.The agency had clearly denied their involvement in any such programme under the Ministry of the Presidency or other organisations. Furthermore, legitimate programmes do not require payments through Money Mobile transfers.These operations are carried out primarily on social media, where vulnerable persons fall prey. In June the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) reported a hike in scamming reports from customers in the Mobile Money Department. According to GTT, as a result of the increasing reports of scams, it has taken several measures to encourage customers to stay alert of fraudsters.last_img read more

Former hot-shot Kempes joins Maradona in offering to coach Argentina

first_img0Shares0000Mario Kempes interested in coaching Argentina © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATABUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jul 6 – Hot on the heels of Diego Maradona, another Arentine World Cup winner has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next national team coach.Jorge Sampaoli may still be resisting pressure to resign after Argentina’s World Cup debacle and last 16 elimination against France in Russia, but now Mario Kempes has said he wants to take over. “Of course!” he said when asked by current employers ESPN, for whom he works as a commentator, if he would be interested in the job.“There’s a lot of work to do but there’s enough time to come up with a good project to tackle a very interesting challenge, and I’m sure it would win,” said Kempes, Argentina’s star striker during their 1978 World Cup triumph, scoring two goals in the final.His assertion comes just two days after legend Maradona, who lifted the World Cup in 1986, offered to coach the team for free.Maradona spent two years at the Argentina helm from 2008 to 2010 but saw his side crash out of the South Africa World Cup in a humbling 4-0 quarter-final defeat to Germany.The 63-year-old Kempes, though, has not coached since 2002 and his career was hardly glorious, taking in teams in Indonesia, Albania, Costa Rica and Bolivia, as well as lower league sides in Spain and Italy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man City may have to wait 10 YEARS for Atletico Madrid man, says Tiago

first_img Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone 1 Manchester City might have to wait 10 years if they want Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone to be their next boss.Tiago, the La Liga side’s midfielder and former Chelsea man, says the club could tie him down to a new contract for up to a decade.“We would love him to renew his deal,” Tiago said.“There is talk about five years but if it was up to us he should renew for at least ten years.“We players are very happy to work with him and I think you see that. The fans feel the same way, to say that, he could easily sign up for ten years.”last_img read more

‘Ice’ star goes where the cold is

John Leguizamo will arrive by dog sled at an ice-carving festival in Fairbanks, Alaska, to open a park with characters from the upcoming sequel to his film “Ice Age,” officials said. “How often does Fairbanks, Alaska, have a Hollywood star coming here – in wintertime?” said Dick Brickley, chairman of Ice Alaska, sponsor of the annual World Ice Art Championships kicking off Tuesday. Leguizamo will arrive at an ice stage March 12, officials said Friday. The actor will then help Gov. Frank Murkowski cut through an ice ribbon with blow torches. “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown” stars characters voiced by Leguizamo and other actors. Leguizamo has starred in “Moulin Rouge” and “Land of the Dead.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Besides towering sculptures, the monthlong ice festival this year will feature huge carvings of Sid the sloth, voiced by Leguizamo, and other characters from the “Ice Age” movies. The sequel opens March 31. The Hollywood visit means more attention to the yearly ice art festival, considered a world-class competition. The event matches teams racing to create intricate carvings than can be as tall as 30 feet and weigh more than 22 tons. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more

Circus elephant abuse claims edge toward trial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2They allege that the use of sharpened hooks by trainers, the routine use of chains, the separation of baby elephants from their mothers and other common circus practices add up to an egregious violation of the Endangered Species Act, which covers the Asian elephant and prohibits harm to it. The suit’s goal is a court order halting these practices, which the activists believe would force Ringling to give up elephants altogether. “It’s impossible to have these animals in captivity the way they are without it leading to abuse – traveling in chains in boxcars up to 50 weeks, performing tricks because of force and intimidation,” said Michelle Thew of the Animal Protection Institute, another plaintiff. Ringling shows no signs of bowing to pressure, and has become more outspoken in defending itself since the first-of-its-kind suit was filed in 2000. “We train animals through reward, repetition and reinforcement – based on science,” said former zookeeper Bruce Read, Ringling’s vice president for animal stewardship. “Punishment is not used in the circus.” While the lawsuit protests the use of sharp-ended bullhooks to prod the elephants, Read defends them as “a very accepted tool” developed over many centuries to control the animals humanely. Activists say the implements – which resemble long fire pokers – often inflict scar-causing wounds. NEW YORK – With their colorful headgear and repertoire of tricks, they’re top-billed stars of The Greatest Show on Earth. But away from the arena, the Asian elephants used in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are at the heart of perhaps the most bitter animal-care fight around, one that’s dragged through court for six years already and is inching toward a trial. It’s a heavyweight bout, pitting America’s biggest circus against some of the most influential animal-welfare groups. Ringling insists that its elephants receive state-of-the-art treatment and it’s determined to keep them in its cast. Its adversaries – a group including the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Welfare Institute – argue vehemently that circus life is inherently cruel to the elephants. Government regulations permit use of chains. Read said elephants are chained in place at night to keep them from foraging their companions’ food, and during train rides to prevent sudden weight shifts that might derail the freight car. More generally, Read said circus life – including 50 weeks a year on the road – is not stressful to the elephants because the social groups around them, animal and human, are stable. He said young elephants aren’t separated from their mothers until trainers are confident of their maturity. “The Asian elephant has been semi-domesticated for centuries,” said Read, citing its use in warfare, farming and various ceremonies. “Our circus brings them to areas where people don’t see such animals very often. That’s not something we should deprive our future generations of.” The first phase of the lawsuit lasted three years, with Feld Entertainment Inc. – Ringling’s parent company – finally losing a bid to have the case dismissed by a federal court in Washington, D.C. Since 2003, the two sides have engaged in a slow-moving battle over the plaintiffs’ access to thousands of Ringling veterinary documents and in-house videos. “They repeatedly claim that their elephants are healthy and well-treated, yet when we ask for documents that would prove that, they fight us tooth and nail in court,” said attorney Jonathan Lovvorn, the Humane Society’s vice president for animal protection litigation. He expects the case will go to trial next year. The lawsuit has coincided with protest campaigns urging a boycott of circuses that feature animals at a time when others, such as Cirque du Soleil, have developed animal-free productions. Fifteen U.S. municipalities, but no major cities, ban animal circuses. Virginia-based Feld Entertainment is privately held and doesn’t disclose circus revenue figures, thus depriving critics of any evidence that the protests might be taking a toll. “Animal rights groups find they get more attention for their cause when they go after The Greatest Show On Earth,” said Feld spokeswoman Amy McWethy. “But according to our research and customer feedback surveys, activists have had no impact on the decision to attend.” She said annual attendance at Ringling’s circuses is more than 10 million, and audience surveys rate elephants as by far the favorite attraction. Of Ringling’s 55 elephants, up to 20 are touring at any one time in the three circus units. Most of the others live at Ringling’s Center for Elephant Conservation, a $5 million, 200-acre facility in central Florida that doubles as retirement home and breeding center. The principal referee in the dispute over Ringling’s elephants is the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Numerous times, agency inspectors have found Ringling in noncompliance of the Animal Welfare Act, but the circus – to the dismay of activists – each time was able to take steps that spared it from being formally classified as a violator. USDA spokesman Darby Holladay said four investigations into Ringling’s animal care remain open, but he wouldn’t provide details. Activists say at least two of the investigations involve deaths of young elephants at the Florida conservation center. Ted Friend, an animal science professor at Texas A&M, said he and his students have traveled with Ringling for research projects and have never observed “overt cruelty” by trainers or handlers. Friend attributes the anti-Ringling campaign to competition among animal-welfare groups for publicity and contributions. “This isn’t about fundraising – it’s about getting the truth to the public,” retorted Michelle Thew. “Ringling Bros. is going to lose not only in court but in the court of public opinion.”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

DONE DEAL! West Ham midfielder joins Hoffenheim for undisclosed fee

first_img Havard Nordtveit made just 16 Premier League appearances for West Ham last season 1 Norway international midfielder Havard Nordtveit has joined Hoffenheim from West Ham for an undisclosed fee, both clubs have announced.Nordtveit, 25, joined the Hammers on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer and now returns to the Bundesliga after a year in the Premier League.A statement on read: “Havard Nordtveit has completed a transfer to German Bundesliga side Hoffenheim for an undisclosed fee.”Nordtveit, who has signed a five-year deal until June 2022, made 21 appearances for the Hammers and described his year in England as “less than ideal”.He told Hoffenheim’s official website, “I obviously know the Bundesliga very well from my years at Gladbach and I’m convinced I will be able to make the impact that TSG are hoping for.”Nordtveit first played in Germany when he joined FC Nurnberg from Arsenal in 2009. He made 152 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach before moving to the Hammers.Hoffenheim director of football Alexander Rosen said: “He is much more than just a strong addition to our squad on a sporting level.“Havard is also a big personality off the pitch. Without his willingness to make a personal financial sacrifice, this transfer would never have been possible.”last_img read more