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

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Rugby Bombers

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Rugby Bombers are once again Kings of the Kootenays in the rugger sport after blasting the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley in the zone final last week at the Lakeside Pitch. The Bombers travel to Kelowna Saturday to open the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships against Southridge of Surrey.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports want to give the seventh-seeded Bombers a fine send off with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row, L-R, Jake Lock, Cail Spencer, Conrad Lanaway, Jake Kindred, John Katountas, Jordan Hunter, Lenny Fetchy and Xavier Oragbond.Front, Alexander, Calahand Seagram, Trace Cooke, Sean Edler, Simon Yole, Ezra Lloyd and Sabestian Lutz.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Chasing early spring Bull Trout

first_imgMarch is done and now it’s time to move into April as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters drafts up another few tips for fishing on Kootenay Lake with the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.So read and enjoy.March saw some mixed weather patterns rolling in, so our days were hit and miss.  We did spend a lot of time on the rivers chasing early spring Bull Trout and we had a blast.The jet sled proved itself very helpful this spring on the rivers so far. The Kootenay river and other tributaries are full of Bulls in the Spring.  And when the ice came off, we began to target these fish. Bulls chasing spawning whitefish were pretty aggressive this year.Bull Trout between six and 12 pounds were caught on a daily basis.  A lot of fun was had by all who braved the early spring weather conditions.  And the end results were very rewarding.  We’re looking forward to the fall Bull Trout fishery as the Bulls chase spawning Kokanee up the rivers again in the fall.Kootenay Lake:The lake has been providing us with lots of action each day lately.  Most days saw us hooking into 10 – 15 fish between two-five pounds.  Although, we did have a few fish in the 10 Lb range last month, but few and far between.  Rainbows and Bull Trout up to 12 pounds were caught in the past month.  We also had our first opening for West Arm Kokanee at the beginning of this month. The Kokanee fishing was consistent and the sizes were good.  Most anglers were back at the dock with their limits within the first couple hours of the day.  Looking forward to what our spring weather could bring.  Our next couple months should prove interesting for the lake.  The Gerrard spawn will be the telltale sign of what is to become of our lake. Stay tuned……Duncan lake: Duncan lake has been fun and a nice change from Kootenay.  There seems to be a lot more people fishing there as well.  The Bull Trout fishing has been good and as the water warms up, the Kokanee fishing gets better and better. Nice to see a healthy population of both Bulls and Kokanee in this lake. We have had some great days up there so far with some double digit days with Bulls between five – 12 pounds.  Should be good fishing for a few more weeks or until the lake levels get really high. Our Lyman plugs have been producing best.  Surface fishing has been good, as well as the downriggers from 30 – 60ft has produced well. Definitely a nice change of scenery and fishing.Columbia River:The river is heating up nicely.  Rainbows, Walleye, and Pike are all cooperating right now.  We have had some spectacular days flyfishing for Rainbows.  Early spring rainbows are my favourite.  We have hooked into some monsters already. The average fish have all been the usual Columbia River size ranging between two to four pounds.  Although, we have hooked into some six and seven-pound fish in the past couple weeks.  And some even bigger that screamed our line, but were never to be seen.  Exciting spring action. Some resident Walleye have been sticking around this year also.  We usually don’t target these fish until late summer when they seem to really stack up in the river.  Although, we have been fishing for them lately with some great success.  Good to know there are a lot of options at this time of year.  Pike are also being caught while targeting Walleye. Remember to keep every Pike you catch, as they are not native to this system.  Walleye between one to four pounds have been caught lately, as well as Pike up to 18 pounds.What are they biting on??On the lake, we are catching most fish on the surface.  Bucktail flies have been my favourite technique.  Purples have been the most productive.  Common numbers of 203, 207, and 224 have worked best for me. As well as some greys such as number 202, 210, and 221.  And on the downrigger, we have been having success with our favourite Lyman plugs and flasher & hoochie combo. Our speeds are still relatively slow due to the water temperature,  but look to speed things up as the water warms up. On the river, we have been having most luck with the Rainbows on the fly.  Floating lines with an indicator and nymph have provided lots of action.  As well as sinking line while swinging streamers. The Walleye have been taking the usual bottom bouncer technique or jigs with twisters.  And the Pike have been hitting on just about anything, although we haven’t been specifically targeting them.Whats coming up:We are expecting the lake fishing to pick up even more as the water gets warmer.  So, expect lots of fish in April, May, and June.  Our river fishing should only get better and better as well. As the weather warms up and the bugs start hatching, the fish will become more and more aggressive.  Looking forward to the next few months of fishing. We are also looking forward to our upcoming Salmon/Halibut fishing season.  This year is expected to be another good run of Salmon and we still have a few openings to fill.  Drop me a line if you’re interested in filling your freezer with fish for the year. That about sums it up. Hope this helps with your fishing excursions this month.Tight lines…………………. Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson B.C 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

OSU prof earns animal welfare designation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A veterinarian and assistant professor of animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) has been named a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare, the only swine veterinarian in Ohio to earn such a designation.In fact, Monique Pairis-Garcia, who is also an animal welfare specialist with Ohio State University Extension, is the first veterinarian at Ohio State to earn board certification in this relatively new veterinary specialty.The designation means that Pairis-Garcia can demonstrate detailed knowledge of and special competence in animal welfare across all species. This is significant, considering that the American Veterinary Medical Association identified animal welfare in June 2006 as “one of the top five critical issues affecting the veterinary profession both in the United States and globally.”“My entire career has been focused on animal welfare and behavior, so I’m very proud and excited to bring this honor to Ohio State, CFAES and the Department of Animal Sciences,“ Pairis-Garcia said. “I think this designation means a lot to the field of animal welfare science and the impact it will have on the farm.”Pairis-Garcia earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a PhD in animal physiology from Iowa State University. She earned a scholarship from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians to take the exam for the board certification in animal welfare.Her research at Ohio State focuses on animal welfare issues for livestock species including timely and humane euthanasia, on-farm welfare assessments and audits, and alternative management practices to improve animal welfare on-farm.She also teaches CFAES undergraduate students and College of Veterinary Medicine veterinary students, focusing primarily on animal welfare and behavior in livestock industries.In addition to teaching and conducting research, Pairis-Garcia serves as a consultant, working with livestock producers to improve animal welfare on farms, including swine, dairy and poultry farms.For example, if an undercover video surfaces alleging suspected animal abuse or standards violations, Pairis-Garcia may be called to visit the farm to conduct an animal care audit. If violations are found, she works with producers to correct the animal care conditions.Her new board certification in animal welfare demonstrates her expertise in the area, which is a key focus for producers in maintaining their social license to produce food, she said.“I work to help producers provide an environment for their animals that optimizes their health and well-being,” Pairis-Garcia said. “When we recognize the role that animals have in our lives — whether it be the human-animal bond with pets or those relationships we have with livestock, it is our duty to take proper care of them when they are in our care.“It’s important for us to view animal welfare on many levels, such as ensuring the animal is healthy, has good nutrition and has the ability to express natural behavior.”Not only is it the right thing to do on a humane level, Pairis-Garcia said, but it’s also beneficial from a production standpoint — good animal welfare is key for quality food production.“Consumers care about where their food is coming from and want quality,” she said. “When an animal is stressed, it will result in a decrease in the quality of the meat.”To prevent that from happening, producers have to focus on proper animal handling, including remaining calm and quiet when they move animals, Pairis-Garcia said.Pairis-Garcia said she plans to use her new animal welfare board designation to “have a better seat at the table to open up the lines of communications between producers and consumers and help people have a better understanding of the livestock industry.”“As a veterinarian with this board certification,” she said, “I want to use this to improve the perception of the livestock industry and improve animal welfare on farms.”last_img read more

Meralco, Star seek Final 4

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The Hotshots slipped past the Road Warriors, 101-93, on Sunday, giving them a spot in the top four.As the fourth seeds, the Hotshots have two cracks at making the semifinals, just like top seed Meralco, No. 2 TNT KaTropa and No. 3 Barangay Ginebra.Star coach Chito Victolero is wary that fatigue may take its toll on the Hotshots.“It’s our third game in five days,” said Victolero. “I need to make sure that my players are motivated enough and ready for the battle. We need to be mentally tough and physically prepared especially coming from back-to-back games.”For the Road Warriors, it’s win or vacation time.ADVERTISEMENT “We lost our defensive intensity in the second half of our last game versus Star,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s something we cannot afford to do again.”The Elite, meanwhile, made it past the eliminations for only the second time since joining the league three years ago.Import Henry Walker has lifted Blackwater from a 0-3 start and into a 5-3 record since coming in as replacement for original import Trevis Simpson.Mac Belo has also steadily regained his old fiery form while JP Erram is blossoming into one of the best centers in the league. —PBA.PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Jared Dillinger of Meralco (left) and Kyle Pascual of Blackwater battle for possession during their previous match. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAfter snaring the top seed, it’s time for Meralco to reach for another goal when it tries to cut short Blackwater’s playoffs stint at the start of the PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.By virtue of finishing the 11-game preliminaries with a league-best 9-2 slate, the Bolts earned a twice-to-beat incentive which it will try to put to good use against the eighth-ranked Elite in the 4:15 p.m. match ushering in the last eight.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Changing of the guards BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts come into the match with a four-game win-streak capped by a 104-101 victory over San Miguel Beer at the end of the eliminations on Sunday.They also prevailed over the Elite, 107-78, in their elimination round meeting last July 21.Meralco coach Norman Black knows it won’t be easy this time around.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Now we’re going to the playoffs, where things are going to get more difficult,” he said.“The focus now is just to prepare for Blackwater because you know they’ve played very well in this conference and they have one of the best imports in the conference so we have to be really ready for them in our next game.”In the 7 p.m. main game, Star and NLEX mix it up anew just 48 hours after their elimination meeting. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Ben Simmons ready to play for Australia’s Boomers

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Warriors ride Stephen Curry’s hot hand, take Game 1 vs Trail Blazers View comments Simmons was criticized in Philadelphia for his lack of impact in the playoffs.pic.twitter.com/Rld2p2XEEYFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) May 15, 2019 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) passes the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammate Fred VanVleet (23) look on during first half NBA Eastern Conference semifinal action in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)SYDNEY — Ben Simmons is set to play for Australia after confirming in an online video “I’m going to be a Boomer for the upcoming events.”Simmons’ NBA season ended when his Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7-ending buzzer-beater for Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The NBA All-Star didn’t specify his list of upcoming events in the video he posted on Twitter — telling his followers to stay tuned — but it’s widely expected he’ll join the likes of Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova in Australia’s squad for the FIBA World Cup which starts Aug. 31 in China.Australia’s Boomers have never finished higher than fourth in the World Cup or Olympics but are growing in confidence with an increasing number of players in the NBA.The Boomers are scheduled to play two warmups against the World Cup champion U.S. team in Melbourne, Australia, on Aug. 22 and 24.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

Put your real name: Dwayne Bravo’s nickname on jersey irks Simon Doull

first_imgFormer West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who is in action for the Winnipeg Hawks in the ongoing Global T20 Canada, sported a jersey with his nickname ‘Champion’ inscribed on the back while playing against Toronto Nationals on Monday.However, Bravo’s act of using the Champion tag did not go down well with New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull. An unimpressed Doull, who was commentating during the match, said players should sport their real names on the jerseys while playing in a tournament.”I know this is going to sound a bit pedantic but I don’t like that at all. I do not like… put your real name!”, said Simon Doull said while commentating.”It’s a new tournament. You’re trying to encourage people to know who these players are. Recognize the superstars of the game. Yes, he might think it’s cool, but put your real name on your shirt so that the young kids, the older fans, the men, the women that come along to watch this game know exactly who that is. That is Dwayne Bravo. It’s not ‘Champion’! Champion of what,” Doull added.Dwayne Bravo has also sung and produced the song ‘Champion Champion’ that went viral in the aftermath of the West Indies cricket teams’ victory in the 2016 T20 World Cup.This is not the first time that a player using his nickname has irked a senior or former player. During the 2018 Asia Cup, former India player Sunil Gavaskar looked unhappy with Dinesh Karthik sporting his initials ‘DK’ on his national jersey.advertisement”Maybe that’s his nickname but since the jersey carries his number, people should identify with the name. Maybe with the name he can have his initials,” Gavaskar had said then on air.Bravo, who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2018, is currently in action at the Global T20. On Monday, the all-rounder picked 4 wickets as Hawks defeated Nationals by 3 wickets.Also Read | IPL: Mumbai Indians release Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals, rope in Sherfane RutherfordAlso Read | Unlucky Shaw: Jofra Archer’s freakish tweet surfaces after India cricketer’s doping banAlso Seelast_img read more

TFA Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusion and Deaf Sports Australia (DSA)

first_imgDate:  22 and 23 AugustLocation: DarwinVenue: Darwin High SchoolTime:  22/8 – 10am – 12.00pm23/8 – 8:00am – 9:30am. ACTNT Hearing impairments currently affect one in five Australians with that number expected to increase in coming years.The commitment by TFA to those who may describe themselves as deaf, hard of hearing, hearing impaired or a cochlear implantee, is another example of how the sport aims to improve the inclusiveness and experience for participants in the sport. As well as creating an environment where persons with a hearing impairment feel comfortable participating and be a part of the Touch Football community.Against this backdrop, Touch Football Australia (TFA) also announced this week the re-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Deaf Sports Australia (DSA).The purpose of the MOU is to increase the number of participants who are deaf or hard of hearing in Touch Football, through: community based initiatives; the creation of specific material for hearing impaired persons; as well as the identification of development pathways in Touch Football.For further information, please visit www.touchfootball.com.au or www.deafsports.org.au.Head down to the above venues and witness first-hand something you don’t see every-day: a completely silent Touch Football match with all participants wearing ear muffs and no verbal communication allowed. Date: 24 August, 2017Location: CanberraVenue: Reconciliation Park, Parkes ACTTime: 12.00am – 2.00pm TFA is again proud to support Hearing Awareness Week with a focus on the fragility of hearing health and ways to protect it. Hearing Awareness Week (20-26 August) aims to eliminate the stigma, isolation, lack of work opportunities, and the associated health issues to improve the overall quality of life for people with deafness or hearing impairment.The first community initiative for TFA and Deaf Sports Australia in 2017 is the annual Silent Sports Challenge. The event this year will be held across two key locations, Canberra and Darwin; both centres will host Touch Football events to raise awareness of inclusion and encourage a place on the touch football field for everyone, as follows.last_img read more