Locus Wines Opens New Tasting Room Showcasing Food-Forward Wine in Occidental…

first_imgEmail Twitter ReddIt Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Locus Wines Opens New Tasting Room Showcasing Food-Forward Wine in Occidental Square,…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessLocus Wines Opens New Tasting Room Showcasing Food-Forward Wine in Occidental Square, Downtown SeattleBy Press Release – November 6, 2019 355 0 Facebook TAGSConsumerLocus Wines Previous articleWineries Back to Business After Kincade Fire and Encouraging Visitors to #GatherInSonoma and #SipSonomaNext articleAfternoon Brief, November 6 Press Release Linkedin AdvertisementCelebrating the intersection of wine and food, Locus Wines provides a twist on the traditional tasting roomSEATTLE, Wash. (October 31, 2019) – Locus Wines, a Seattle-based urban winery, is opening its first dedicated tasting room on November 16 in Occidental Square. With an emphasis on showcasing how food and wine can elevate one another, Locus Wines has created a modern, approachable setting where guests can discover its offerings, enjoy a quick glass and a snack, or settle in for a full evening of curated pairings.Since 2012, Locus Wines has held numerous tasting events pairing each wine pour with a complementary bite. The pairings are now a staple and important tradition for the winery.“Wine tasting on its own can be a great experience. By combining wine and food, we believe that we can elevate that experience,” says Rich Burton, winemaker (WSU Enology graduate) and co-founder of the company. “It’s our combined passion for food and wine that sets us apart as a one-of-a-kind Seattle tasting room.”Burton draws inspirations from European wines: high acidity, judicious use of oak and with just a touch of fruit. He is particularly fond of the Rhone reds and Bordeaux whites in Washington state, but finds time to experiment with other interesting varietals.L to R: 2015 Locus Red; Wild mushroom risotto with parmesan. Photos courtesy of Locus Wines.Ton Yazici, co-founder and general manager of the tasting room, developed the menu with inspiration from his Mediterranean heritage. As a caterer and a culinary instructor in Seattle, Yazici knows what works with the wines and has mastered the art of amplifying complex flavors that perfectly complement Locus’s varietals.“Through our other tasting events, I’ve taken a few chances and broken a few food-and-wine pairing rules. This gave me the luxury of time and variety to discover what works with our wines,” said Yazici. “I think we’ve landed in a place where the combination of food and wine as an experience feels like it is greater than the sum of its parts.”The new tasting room will pour 14 current releases, including two on tap. Three flights will be available ($14-17), as well as bottles to go or enjoy in-house. Glasses ($8-$16) and flights will have the option to add curated food pairings for an additional $10.Sample seasonal pairings include the 2015 Locus Nord (Syrah blend) and wild mushroom risotto; the 2015 Locus Red and caramelized onion and lamb pastry square; and the 2016 Locus Rosé and roasted turkey breast and cranberry-orange relish. The menu will feature a full-size salad, an entrée, a charcuterie and cheese board, and a Mediterranean meze board with hummus, baba ghanoush and phyllo pastry squares. Food items range in size from small bites and large appetizers, to full lunch or dinner plates.On tap for the new tasting room will be a calendar of wine tasting and pairing events with special programming for Locus Wines’ club members. Called Socius, the club provides three member levels, exclusive releases and tiered discounts. The space is also available for private events.Locus Wines will be open Wednesday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit Locus WinesLatin for ‘location’, Locus Wines sources fruit from cooler climate vineyards in the Yakima Valley and Naches Heights AVAs of Washington State to produce unique, handcrafted wines that best showcase where they were sourced. Locus’ old World-like approach to Syrah, Cinsault, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc produces wines with higher acidity and less oak that are approachable and destined for food pairing. The company currently works with seven different vineyards and produces its wines in Yakima. www.locuswines.comAdvertisement Sharelast_img read more

Blue Cross Considers Raising Rate Through Ga. Obamacare Exchange

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings “Because the risk is uncertain of these members and insurance companies hate risk, and they always like to try to figure it out and what’s best for them. And so it’s really not surprising that they’re considering doing something like this,” said Andy Miller the CEO of Georgia Health News.All insurers have to file their new rate plans by tomorrow at noon.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has the final say on those rates.  An audio version of this story.0:46Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is considering raising the rate for people who get their health insurance from the company through the Obamacare exchange.This comes days after Aetna released a statement saying it couldn’t afford to stay on the Georgia exchange. Aetna’s exit means roughly 90,000 Georgians will have to look for new coverage this fall. Blue Cross is expected to pick up many of those Aetna members.And that’s why the only statewide insurer is considering raising its premium rates.center_img 0:46 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Sharelast_img read more

FIFA bans three South African football officials over match-fixing

first_imgFIFA’s ethics watchdog has banned three South African football officials following the findings of an investigation by the an independent ethics committee into match-fixing allegations.Former football chief Leslie Sedibe, who was South African Football Association chief executive for one year including through the 2010 World Cup hosted by the country, was handed a five-year ban and a $20,000 fine for his involvement in the match fixing scandal.The other two, both former referees, were each banned for two years .FIFA did not however give any details of the cases. It only said that the three were linked to “international friendly matches played in South Africa in 2010” before the World Cup.Another former SAFA referees’ chief, Lindile Kika, was banned for six year in October 2015 for his role in the match-fixing inquiry.Kika was one of five senior SAFA officials, including the former president Kirsten Nematandani, put on ‘special leave’ in December 2012 following a FIFA report into match-fixing.last_img read more

Bacolod tracksters rule FCAAP athletics meet

first_imgBACOLOD Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts showed its wares in the elementary and secondary category of the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) Track and Field Invitational Cup on Sunday at Lingayen, Pangasinan.The Thunderbolts’ athletics team emerged as the overall champion in the elementary category while it settled for a runner-up finish in the secondary level—overall titlist in girls and second runner up in boys.Jade Cordova and Krisha Aguillon captured three more golds each, while April Anne Dealagdon added two golds to cap off the Thunderbolts’ domination in elementary category of the two-day athletics meet.Aguillon, Shalthea Delotavo and Jade Cordova had a gold-silver-bronze finish in the 200 meter event, Dealagdon and Delotavo had gold and silver in 800 meter and Cordova topped the 100 meter hurdles. Aguillon, Delotavo, Cordova and Ana Hermosura captured the gold medal in the 4×100-meter relay, while Aguillon and Cordova teamed up with Delotavo and Dealagdon in the 4×400 relay gold.Hannah Jandra Delotavo, meanwhile, came up with three more golds in the secondary girls category after a gold-silver-bronze finish in the 200 meters with fellow Thunderbolts’ Antonette Jay Aguillon and Ara Rahbea Delotavo.Hannah, Ara, Aguillon and May Therese Gula also emerged as the gold medal winners in the secondary girls 4×100- and 4×400-meter relay events. Hannah also had a silver in 800-meter after finishing behind Gula. Ara also added a gold in 100-meter hurdles.Jaden Gil Rivera finished with gold medal in the 5000-meter run and silver in 800-meter run, while Klyde Montalbo won a gold in the 2000-meter walk and Luis Miguel Subayco also finished with gold in shot put.Ralph Acuna, meanwhile, had three silvers in the 200 meter (where teammate Kenjie Okudaira finished with bronze) and in 4×100 and 4×400 relays (with Montalbo, Okudaira and Fritz Valencia) and also a bronze from 800-meter run.Pamela Marquillero, meanwhile, carried the fight for Iloilo Sun Yat Sen High School with gold medals in the 100-meter hurdles, 4×100 and 4×400 relay with Lejany Salafrana, Jackie Sabando, Vanessa Estelloro, and Angela Michaela Yulo.Angela Baylon and Cassandra Hunggo had gold-silver medal finishes in the javelin throw and discus throw events, while Nadjima Poingan and Salafrana ended with gold and bronze in 200-meter dash.Arielle Lachica also delivered a gold medal for Sun Yat Sen in the 2000-meter walk, while Estelloro and Yulo settled for a silver and bronze medal finishes in the 800-meter dash./PNlast_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer : Alexis Sanchez returns against Newcastle!

first_imgAlexis Sanchez’s time in Manchester United is running outAdvertisement 51ongNBA Finals | Brooklyn VseqcrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eg7g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p22Would you ever consider trying this?😱araacCan your students do this? 🌚1vp7dr6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed in a recent pre match interview that the Chilean attacker Alexis Sanchez will be involved in their game against Newcastle United. Sanchez has been out of action for the past month and was unimpressive under Jose Mourinho’s reign. With new life breathed into the club by their former legend, the United number seven will look to have the impact the fans have been waiting for.Advertisement Solskjaer’s Manchester United managerial career has started with a series of dominating, fast-paced, attacking football with a flurry of goals. Out of form players like Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford seem to have got their mojo back, with the former putting in two man of the math performances back to back. Out of favour striker Romelu Lukaku also seems to have been given a way out of his slump by the Norwegian.Advertisement The manager’s utilisation of Alexis Sanchez is yet to be seen and remains an exciting prospect for the fans. Sanchez at his best can rip defences to shreds, something his former boss absolutely failed to utilise, but an attack minded manager like Solskjaer might just be what the Chilean needs. While the attacker might not start the game at St. James’ Park, he is almost certain to be involved in the game, as confirmed by the caretaker manager.United face Newcastle on Wednesday in the Premier League, expected to come out with maximum points, even though Solskjaer mentioning it as a more difficult challenge rhan his previous encounters.Advertisement Watch full video here :Read also :‘Change in tactic unleashed Pogba’ reveals Jesse LingardReal Madrid or Man United? Youngster Rashford makes a decision Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway Handball Report

first_imgMartin Mulkerrins lost the USHA National Four Wallfinal to five-time world champion Paul Brady. The Cavan man won this title forthe 11th time, equalling Mexican great Naty Alvarado Sr’s haul. The Moycullen handballerreached the final after he beat reigning champion Killian Carroll in the semifinals as he produced one of his best displays this year to win 21-13 21-19.Mulkerrins edged ahead early in the match but Brady raised his game andproduced some excellent shots on the run as he claimed the opening game 21-11.The Cavan man built upon his momentum opening up an 11-4 lead in the secondgame and despite Mulkerrins’ best efforts Brady claimed the record equallingvictory. Mulkerrinsand Ní Churraoin reach US Handball Finals Ciana Ní Churraoinfinished as runner up in the ladies final after she was defeated in atiebreaker by Cork’s Caitriona Casey. The Galway player used her serve andright hand to control the centre of the court and win the opening game 21-4.Casey, who won the All-Ireland title earlier this year, refused to panic andshe struck back to win the second game 21-8. The momentum was with Casey andshe won the tiebreak 11-0 to claim the final trophy in the US four wall season.The Micheál Breathnachs club woman did enjoy success later in the day as sheteamed up with Roscommon’s Fiona Tully to win the senior doubles title,defeating Casey and American player Tracy Davis. Ní Churraoin and Tully won thefinal by one point in what was a thrilling contest. Jamie Kelly won the Connacht Wallball Championship. The Connacht One Wall finals took place in Tourmakeady with Abbeyknockmoy seeing four players crowned champions. Jamie Kelly picked up the Men’s Open title when he beat Mayo’s Niall Joyce 15-2 15-6. Nathan Kelly claimed victory in the U15 tournament when he beat Bobby Reilly, withstanding a fightback from the Mayo man in the second game to win 15-5 15-8. Emma Kinane won the U13 title when she defeated her Mayo opponent 15-1 15-5. Mikey Kelly won the U15 Connacht championship where he beat Sligo’s Cormac Finn. Sadhbh Ni Fhlaithearta claimed the Girls U17 title on Sunday. Jack McNeela lost a tiebreaker in the Men’s B final with Pat Murphy suffering the same fate in the Men’s C tournament. Sadhbh Ni Fhlaithearta produced a dominant display to win the Girls U17 final, winning her final 15-0 15-2. Feidhlim Ó Diollúin claimed the Boys U13 tournament while Ava Sweeney won the Girls U13 final. Graham Casburn secured the Connacht Masters Championship with an emphatic 15-1 15-0 victory. John O’Malley and Ashling Mullen finished runners up in the Golden Masters and Ladies Junior respectively. The Williamstown team that reached the Junior B Interclub final In the All-Ireland interclub finals Moycullenfinished as runners up in the Junior age grade when they were defeated byKildare club Ballymore Eustace. Williamstown reached their All-Ireland finalafter beating Cavan club Virginia in the semi final but they lost toWaterford’s Friary/Abbeyside in the final. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Minor Football team named for All Ireland quarter final

first_imgThe Galway Minor football team to play Kildare on Saturday at 7pm in the All Ireland quarter-final in Pearse Park Longford shows 1 change from the side that lost out to Mayo in the Connacht final as Kyle O’Neill (Caherlistrane) replaces Daniel McNulty in the half-back line… 1-Donie Halleran2-Jonathan McGrath3-Ruairí King4-Liam Tevnan5-Cian Hernon6-Ethan Fiorentini7-Kyle O’Neill8-James McLaughlin9-Daniel O Flaherty10-Evan Nolan11-Warren Seoige12-Dylan Brady13-Nathan Grainger14-Tomo Culhane15-Daniel Coxprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Bronze medal for Katie O’Brien from Clarinbridge at World Rowing Championships

first_imgSaturday was a day to remember for birthday girl Katie O’Brien from Clarinbridge as she celebrated turning 23 by winning a bronze medal in the PR2 women’s single sculls at the rowing world championships in Linz, Austria. A delighted Katie spoke to David Gillick from RTE after the race… Katie O’Brien print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Indian indentured historiography reveals discontinuity

first_imgI will, in the next few weeks, return to my analysis of Indian indentured historiography as we approach 100 years since indentured immigration to Guyana ceased. March 12, 2017 will mark 100 years since the British and Indian governments stopped indentured immigration to indentured colonies worldwide.One disappointment with Indian indentured historiography is the insular approach or the analysis of discontinuity from India to the Indo-phone Caribbean (Guyana, Trinidad and Suriname) and from the Indo-phone Caribbean to India. Except for a few studies, most published studies on indentureship from India tend to concentrate on the emigration of Indians from that region, and places little emphasis on the experience of Indian indentures in the Indo-phone Caribbean.Likewise, the focus of most studies on indentureship from the Indo-phone Caribbean has overwhelmingly been on the Caribbean aspects of indentureship, namely the plantation experience. When studies from the Indo-phone Caribbean do include India, the content is restricted to recruitment and emigration of Indian indenture. We are left with not too many convincing reasons as to what transpired before the emigrants left their homeland to labour overseas. Are we to believe that a majority of them left their homeland unwillingly? Recent findings have challenged this view.Similarly, studies on the return migration of the ex-indentured Indians from the Indo-phone Caribbean to their homeland tend to cease after the return ships arrived in India. Few studies have concentrated on the re-integration of ex-indentured Indians to their former communities and even the second migration of Indians to the Indo-phone Caribbean.We are left again with unanswered questions. Whatever happened to the returnees? Did their Caribbean experience allow them to challenge their long established social institutions? Were they successful in re-integrating themselves with village life in 19th century India? Or was their new expressive experience suppressed because it was inconsistent with their village customs?Certainly, the great distance and poor communication networks, coupled with language and cultural barriers between the two locations are some reasons why there is a discontinuity and disconnection in the study of indentureship from India and the Indo-phone Caribbean. From the Indo-phone Caribbean, only a handful of scholars can speak the official language of India, namely Hindi. From India, not many scholars can speak the dialects of Indians in the Caribbean. Moreover, the culture of Indians in the Caribbean has evolved immensely from their original homeland. To some extent, new Indian communities have been formed overseas that would shock an average Indian who never visited the Indo-phone Caribbean.The discontinuity in the study of indentureship from India to the Caribbean has produced a contradiction between there (India) and here (the Caribbean), and as a consequence, there has been a desperate need to connect the roots and routes of Indian indentured experience. What is needed, and to which I will address in the next column, is an interdisciplinary, as well as trans-disciplinary approach towards the study of indentureship. Unfortunately, this will have to happen outside of Guyana since there seems to be little motivation and resources to pursue this initiative.Speaking of Guyana, it is here that the first shipload of Indians landed in 1838 and, coincidently, it is here that one problem with Indian indentured historiography started. We are not sure if 396 or 439 Indians arrived in 1838. Actually, inconsistent and inaccurate numerical statistics are replete in Caribbean-Indian indentured historiography.Scholars studying indentureship seem to accept that 500,000 Indians were brought from India to the Caribbean from 1838–1917 to work as indentured servants. Of this total, one-third returned to their homeland, while two-thirds stayed in the Caribbean, due largely to an induced policy of land acceptance/settlement in lieu of their entitled return passage. However, there seems to be no study to justify the accuracy of these statistics. Where these statistics came from and who actually started to use them as facts remain a mystery. Yet, the above figures have been regularly cited for the total number of Indians brought to the Caribbean.Repeated information is acceptable insofar as it is based on further analyses to ensure transparency and appropriate interpretation of results. But this has not been the case with Indian indentureship and numerical statistics.([email protected]).last_img read more

What are the five main markets for IoT?

first_imgThe Internet of Things (IoT) is accelerating at an impressive speed, forecasters predict 25 billion devices will be online by 2020, creating over $300 billion in opportunities for companies involved.Even with this considerable growth coming in the next five years, most enterprise folks still don’t understand or aren’t invested in the IoT revolution. Management consulting firm Bain & Company believe that’s due to misrepresentation on the definition of IoT.In a new report, Bain & Company cut the IoT pie into five slices, which it calls the “major emerging battlegrounds” that will define the industry:ConsumerApple, Google, Samsung, and other mobile leaders will extend their reach to customers by launching new products in the autonomous, robotic, and smart home categories. We are already seeing the battleground emerge, Samsung acquired SmartThings, Google acquired Nest Labs, and Apple launched HomeKit.The company able to create the most dynamic and useful system will be able to lock people further into the ecosystem. While it’s already hard to switch from iOS to Android, it’s going to be even harder when your Apple car doesn’t connect to an Android phone, or vice versa.Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)Called Industry 4.0 by the German Government, IIoT could be even bigger than the consumer market and provide huge opportunities for businesses to lower costs while improving demand and reach. Bain & Company see partnerships as the key player in IIoT. Businesses that are able to cooperate with tech firms might see the most advantages in the years to come.NetworkingNetworking giants like Nokia, Cisco, Ericsson, and Huawei are all looking at IoT as a massive opportunity to make more money. Industries will require real-time analytics of their network, and to get that they need super-fast Internet and a well designed network.It isn’t just industry that wants more networking resources, smart homes will require speeds much faster than what we currently have and more importantly, we will need to see better routers and networking to ensure that Wi-Fi is reaching every corner of the house at a reasonable speed.Real-time AnalyticsAnalytics in the IoT world will be more than the traditional providers, like IBM and SAP. Businesses will need dedicated cloud servers, from Amazon Web Services or Salesforce, to keep track of their entire IoT network and understand where they could save money.Bain & Company says partnerships between analytics and businesses could bring innovation into many areas, citing successful partnerships between Amazon and John Deere’s agriculture and IBM’s collaborative work with Medtronic on diabetes management.Autonomous driving and roboticsAutonomous cars, robots, drones, and other new technologies that provide humans with a greater level of autonomy will bring many advantages to the consumer and enterprise market. Drones are already being tested by Amazon and Google for deliveries and robots in Japan are taking over jobs as hotel guests. Uber has started testing its autonomous car in Pittsburgh, with the goal of swapping human drivers for computers, which may lower the cost of a taxi quite significantly. How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Follow the Puck Tags:#analytics#Autonomous#Bain & Company#drones#IIoT#Internet of Things#IoT#networking#robots David Currylast_img read more