Where to hide wine for yourself…, from yourself?

first_imgPhoto: Casa Rossa, Andrea Pančur Motovun winemakers, who personally, but also with their wines magnified the celebration (Benvenuti, Bertoša, Fakin, Novak, Roxanich, Tomaz and Valenta) are definitely one of the tourist trump cards, just like the Motovun Film Festival – so why not a weekend trip combine a few pleasures…, of course, with wine in the foreground? In an effort to offer their guests in Casa Rossa, in addition to accommodation, indigenous Istrian specialties and wines from a rich map something different, Andreja and Tomislav decided on this venture which will definitely strengthen Motovun on the map of Istria’s tourist offer. The Casa Rossa also has 8 rooms named after the wines of Istrian producers with a view of the old town of Motovun, where guests can relax after opening and tasting their wines in the company of friends in the area in front of the safes. Bottles can be brought by the owners of the safes themselves, but they can also be sent from anywhere in the world or purchased with the help of a team from Casa Rosse, or purchased directly from them. It is interesting that the winemakers also rented safes in which they placed part of their archive, because – as they themselves told us – it is sometimes difficult to refrain and not open a bottle intended for storage when good company gathers. The concept of a wine bank is not unknown in the world: apart from the fact that the bottles are kept in strictly controlled conditions, and of course, under lock and key, the basic idea is – socializing! Last Friday, the first wine bank in Istria was opened in Motovun, where it is possible to rent one of 39 safes and store, depending on the size, between 35 and 50 bottles. The safes are located in a separate room in the wine cellar of the Casa Rossa house, built in 1910, which was renovated by the owners Andreja and Tomislav Furlan two years ago.last_img read more

Dinagyang ‘rest day’ for students tomorrow

first_img* Iloilo Science and TechnologyUniversity (ISAT) University – Iloilo City campus ILOILO City – Tomorrow there will be noclasses (preschool, elementary, high school and senior high school levels) inboth public and private schools here. This will give students participating inthe Dinagyang Festival highlight today – the ati tribes competition – a day of rest, said Mayor Jerry Treñas. According to Treñas, Jan. 27 would be abusy day for the city government to clean the downtown area – the epicenter ofthe Dinagyang celebration. Suspending classes would ease traffic congestiondowntown, thus making the work of people task to clean the area easier, heexplained. For tertiary (college level) schools, hegave their administrators the discretion to decide. * West Visayas State University (WVSU) LaPaz campus Taking cue from the mayor, severalcolleges and universities here announced the suspension of Monday’s classes,too. These schools were the following: * St. Therese-MTC Colleges (both inMagdalo, La Paz district and La Fiesta site in Molo district)/PN * St. Paul University Iloilo * University of San Agustin * PHINMA University of Iloilolast_img read more

Convicted Molester Sentenced To Twelve Years

first_imgA former Aurora man has been sentenced after he pled guilty to two counts of child molesting.Cornelio Salinas, 40, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 18 years of probation in Dearborn County Circuit Court on Friday, Feb. 14. According to sentencing information, he will also have to register as a lifetime sexual offender.He could be out much earlier due to the time he has already served in jail. He was credited with 1,026 days good time served.He was arrested in September 2012 after an investigation that he allegedly molested a young girl between 2000 and 2002.last_img read more

Landry has the experience, but Joshua Dobbs has more upside (commentary by the Courier’s Rob Taylor Jr.)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier JOSHUA DOBBS has performed well in the Steelers’ first two preseason games, but he may be on the outside looking in when the Steelers establish their QB depth chart—unless they decide to keep four quarterbacks on the roster. (Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook)It’s the worst kept secret in Pittsburgh right now concerning the Steelers—Robert Joshua Dobbs will not be on the 53-man roster to start the 2018 regular season.I’ve tried to explore every possible scenario that Dobbs, the second-year quarterback who starred at the University of Tennessee, would be either the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger.There are a few scenarios that could happen which would bode well for Dobbs’ inclusion on the big club in a few weeks…1. Roethlisberger starts to really like how it feels to wear a headset on the sidelines, dressed only in a Steelers’ short-sleever…really likes how it feels to watch other quarterbacks get pummeled and criticized for a change, and then reveals through his LinkedIn page that he has retired…2. Coach Mike Tomlin institutes the “Rooney Rule” for Steelers quarterbacks, and makes it mandatory that there be at least one African American listed as a quarterback on the team…3. We find out that Mason Rudolph’s father is really Archie Manning, and good ole Archie demands that his son, Mason, is the starting quarterback for the Steelers, or else. The pressure to make the final decision is too much for Art Rooney II, so he asks Antonio Brown to meet him at Heinz Field to help him make the decision. But Antonio shows up four hours late to the meeting…4. Tomlin takes a good look at Dobbs’ impressive preseason outings so far. He recalls the zipline rocket touchdown Dobbs threw on the money to Damoun Patterson in the game against the Eagles. Tomlin watches the tape of Dobbs’ ability to escape a crowded pocket and throw on the run to James Washington, like he did in the third quarter of the game against the Packers. Or the way Dobbs held Packers safety Josh Jones in the middle of the field before he zoomed a pass to Washington for a “Top Play Nominee” touchdown grab a few plays later…Through the first two preseason games, Dobbs is 21-31 for 283 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions. This season will be Landry Jones’ sixth with the Steelers, with five regular season starts under his belt. Two of those starts were against a hapless Cleveland Browns team the last two years (even Mark Malone could have won those games). In the other starts, against the Patriots, Chiefs and Cardinals, Jones had a 60 percent completion percentage, with 219 yards passing per game, and a total of 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. The Steelers won one of those three games.I can’t be the only person who thinks Dobbs, if put in the same situations with the No. 1 offense and targets like Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Jesse James, etc., couldn’t perform just as well, or better.I can’t be the only person who has watched enough of Landry Jones to know that he’s not a starting quarterback in this league, at least not with the powerful Steelers. Sure, he can rack a win or two in a New Year’s regular season finale against the Browns that has no playoff implications. Sure, he can come into an emergency situation and not crumble under the fire. Yes, he knows the offense, he has experience, and he doesn’t kneel during the national anthem.But when Ben eventually does hang it up, the Steelers better be sure Mason Rudolph is the second-coming, because if he’s not, the other protégé, Dobbs, will most likely be coming into his own as a professional quarterback in another city.And that’s unfortunate.We—excuse me…The Steelers—drafted Dobbs for his playmaking ability, his speed, his cannon of an arm, his high IQ, his unbeaten record in collegiate bowl games, his ability to perform in the rough, tough Southeastern Conference. That seems forgotten ever since Rudolph the Red Nosed Mason came to town.Before it’s too late, the Steelers should rethink their quarterback situation. Do you really want to see Joshua Dobbs developing in a different uniform, when you know the talent and ability is there? Or will you stick with the “safe” move, and keep Jones, who’s already received the “vote of confidence” from Roethlisberger?The Steelers are a top-notch organization, and they usually make the best moves, not just for the present, but for the future. In a few years, I can see a healthy battle between the youngsters Dobbs and Rudolph as the Steelers’ new starter, with the competition making both players better. And I can see Landry Jones, who will be 30 years old before next year’s training camp, in a non-Black and Gold uniform, being a backup for another organization.Hopefully the Steelers see it the same way.last_img read more

Soccer Saturday marks official opening for Nelson Youth Soccer

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer runs from April to June before taking the summer off.The association returns to the pitch in September before concluding the year with playoffs in early October.Rep teams are busy attending tournaments before gearing up for the Kootenay Provincial B Cup playoffs in June.The BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Boy’s tournament is July 4-7 in Prince George.The girl’s event is the same time in North Vancouver. Nelson Youth Soccer officiall kicked off its 2013 outdoor season with Soccer Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.House teams from the younger divisions took over the fields for opening week games.last_img read more

More than two grand, 70 birdies, five eagles and a hole-in-one

first_imgLocal golfers Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson golfed from dawn to dusk as part of the PGA of BC Golfathon to raise more than $2,000 for ALS patient services (Monday) June 10.The total topped the $1,167 total from 2012.Wilkinson was on hand Friday at the Balfour Golf Club to receive recognition first hand from Wendy Toyer of the ALS executive. Chown and Wilkinson completed 162 holes each with 70 birdies and five eagles.The highlight of the day was Chown registering his first ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole of the fifth round.All funds raised go toward finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS ), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.This is a fatal  neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis.There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.Donations can still be made online at: www.golfathonforals.calast_img read more

Isn’t football fun?

first_imgYou can’t script this stuff. Manchester City fires Manuel Pellegrini, effective the end of the season, and then his Blues beat Paris Saint-Germain to reach the European Champions League semi-finals for the first time in the club’s history.Pellegrini, a dignified Chilean, must have a sly smile on his face.In this age of big money, a football manager’s contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. A blip in team performance can get wealthy club owners like those of Manchester City nervous enough to pull the plug even if it’s due to a rash of injuries.Pellegrini and the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho know this all too well.The latter two were both let go by Russian Roman Abramovic at Chelsea in the season following wins in the English Premier League. The same thing happened at the same club to Claudia Ranieri, the current Leicester City boss, after a 2004 season in which Chelsea placed second in the Premiership. Truly, he who pays the piper calls the tune.In those situations, only winning is enough.In this context, it seems hardly likely that Louis van Gaal will see out his three-year contract at Manchester United. The highly successful Dutchman hasn’t endeared himself to United with his possession-oriented departure from that club’s traditional winger-based attacking style.The besieged veteran came to United after carrying The Netherlands to within a penalty shoot-out of the 2014 World Cup final. He might rightly claim that he took United back to Champions League football.TOO LATE FOR VAN GAALHis inconsistent United, however, haven’t met the benchmark, set by Alex Ferguson. Fans want him out. From the moans of the United faithful, even a return to Champions League football won’t save the day for Van Gaal.He will have to hustle as his team is fifth, four points behind Manchester City.Six months after his arrival at Liverpool, the charming German Jurgen Klopp is still enjoying a honeymoon at the Anfield home of the five-time European champions. His Reds are currently eighth in the Premiership, two places behind last year’s sixth-spot finish.Yet, the accomplished Klopp is generally viewed as a better coach than the man he replaced, Brendan Rogers. Time will tell.Managerial musical chairs are present in Jamaica, too. For example, Waterhouse Football Club has had two managers already this year.If Raineri’s Leicester can emerge from last season’s battles against relegation to be a real challenger for domestic top honours, then Pellegrini can dream of a triumphant exit.Even though giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all remain in contention, scriptwriters in Manchester are probably penning their view of Champions League success.If that happens and if Manchester City meet and beat Bayern, who are currently coached by Pep Guardiola Pellegrini’s replacement as manager at City that would be irony indeed.n Hubert Lawrence has attended the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, and London Olympics.last_img read more

India beat Indonesia 2-0 in Olympic qualifiers

first_imgMandalay (Myanmar): Dangmei Grace scored a brace as the Indian women football team defeated Indonesia 2-0 in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 match here on Wednesday. Grace (27th, 67th) scored once in each half as the team in blue took control of the proceedings right from the first whistle. Speaking later, head coach Maymol Rocky said: “We wanted to start our qualifying campaign on a winning note and we have done so. Indonesia proved to be tough opponents that committed bodies in defence but we found a way to gather three points. “It is important to keep the winning momentum alive… We are taking one match at a time and our focus shifts on our next opponents Nepal (on April 6)”, she added. Keeping their winning momentum alive after the success of their 5th consecutive SAFF title win, the Indian women heaped pressure on the opponents from the opening minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSome crafty work down the wings by Sanju and Ratanbala Devi caused havoc on the opposition defence that was unable to read the play of the Indian women. Sanju’s cross in the 24th minute caused chaos in the Indonesian defence, with one defender almost turning it into an own goal before clearing the lines. Sandhiya’s run in the 26th minute, after she was found by Sanju, caught the Indonesian defenders napping. Her stinging shot from inside the box was saved by Indonesian custodian Riska Julianti but Dangmei Grace applied the finishing touches from close range to give India the lead in the next minute. The Indian defence made quick work of Indonesian counterattacks. Indian goalkeepr Linthoingambi Devi was not tested even once.last_img read more

Controversies plaguing SC since last year presser by 4 judges

first_imgNew Delhi: Controversies plaguing the apex court since last year’s unprecedented press conference by four senior most judges came to fore once again with the Supreme Court on Thursday observing, “truth of last year has not come out till now, people of the country need to know the truth”.On January 12, 2018, the then four senior most judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph of the apex court — had mounted a virtual revolt against the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by holding a press conference to list a litany of allegations including the assigning of cases in the top court and saying that there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A lawyer, who was present during the hearing Thursday but wished not to be named, said that a remark by Justice Arun Mishra that the Supreme Court cannot be remote controlled by anyone reminded of the reported statement by Justice Kurian after his retirement that then CJI Dipak Misra was being remote controlled from outside. The advocate was referring to the statement made by Justice Mishra during the hearing in which he said: “It is not only our institution but your institution also. The way this institution is being treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”If the institution is targeted you will also not survive. Do the rich and powerful of this country think that they can remote control the Supreme Court. We don’t think that Supreme Court can be remote controlled by anything on earth, whether money power or political power.” Among the allegations, the four judges had also raised the issue of allocating the matter related to the death of Judge BH Loya to a bench headed by junior judge. A special bench, also comprising Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta, which ordered probe by one man panel of former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik to look into the sensational claims by a lawyer that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in sexual harassment allegations, expressed “anguish” over the systematic attack on judiciary. The bench said, “The way this institution is treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen.There is a systematic attack, systematic game to malign this institution.” These observation were made by the bench while hearing claims made by lawyer Utsav Singh Bains that there was a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI. “There are lot of allegations floating in the air in this country. These allegations needed to be investigated … What happens to the truth. The truth of even last year has not come out. People of this country need to know the truth. This is going on and this has to stop, ” the bench said in an apparent reference to the January 12, 2018 press conference by the judges of the apex court at the residence of Justice (retd) Chelameswar. Besides journalists, senior advocate Indira Jaising, who argued on Thursday, was also present during that press conference and she had also asked questions with the four judges, three of whom are now retired. Later in the day on January 12, 2018, footage by TV news channels showed CPI leader D Raja coming out after meeting Justice Chelameswar. Justice Mishra on Thursday said that he was not commenting on any particular issue but the time has come when bar and judges rise to the occasion and tell the rich and powerful that they cannot control the judiciary as it amounted to “playing with fire”. “The time has come when we have to rise and tell the rich and powerful that you can’t do this. You are playing with fire. We don’t want to take names but letters are written in pending matters and books are printed. These are people for whom senior advocates are appearing. Whenever big persons are involved, this happens in this court”, said Justice Mishra.last_img read more

WB BJP chief, Assam minister’s convoy attacked in East Midnapore, 4 detained: Police

first_imgKolkata: The convoy of West Bengal BJP chief and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was attacked in East Midnapore district’s Khejuri Tuesday evening, police said. While the BJP held the Trinamool Congress responsible for the incident, the ruling party in West Bengal rubbished the allegation claiming the attack could have been perpetrated by “CPI(M)-sheltered anti-socials”. Superintendent of Police V Solomon Nesakumar told PTI that neither Ghosh nor Sarma was injured but two vehicles were damaged because of stones thrown at the convoy. No official complaint was lodged but four people were detained in connection with the incident, he said. The incident occurred around 6.30 pm when the two BJP leaders were on their way to Khejuri under Kanthi Lok Sabha constituency to canvass for party candidate Debasish Samanta. “Ghosh was in Nandigram. He and Sarma were on their way to Khejuri when the attack happened. We have detained four people and investigating the incident,” Solomon said. After the incident, the BJP West Bengal chief said, “The attack on us shows clearly that there is no law and order and democracy in the state.” Sarma tweeted, “TMC goons have blocked the roads on both sides, even as West Bengal Police personnel standing like mute spectator. I am appalled at such brazen abuse of power by Mamata Banerjee whose people have thrown all democratic norms to gutter. Is this the new India that we dream of?” When contacted, West Bengal Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Firhad Hakim rubbished the allegation. “Our party workers are quite disciplined and they have no role in this… It could be by anti-socials given shelter by the CPI(M),” he said.last_img read more