Westport Winery Adds “Hope” to Mercy Ships

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryKim Roberts and Jeff Kramer the Vice President of Resource Development from Mercy Ships.Blain and Kim Roberts were honored on Monday, June 23 by a visit at Westport Winery with Jeff Kramer the vice president of resource development from Mercy Ships who flew in from Dallas to meet them. As a surprise Westport Winery announced that Mercy Ships will benefit from a new cranberry wine called Hope which joins their three ciders Mercy, Grace and Courage that benefit the Mercy Ships efforts in bringing medical care West Africa.The Roberts were first introduced to Mercy Ships in a television program by Dana Perino, former President George Bush’s press secretary. That inspiration prompted them to create the three hard apple ciders in early 2014. Hope is now available for tasting exclusively at Westport Winery. Like the ciders, Hope, features original label art by Kim Roberts.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Tour in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Equal number of South African men, women use Facebook

first_img4 November 2014A social media study has revealed that an equal number of men and women in South Africa use Facebook, with 5.6-million men and 5.6-million women logging onto the social network.The SA Social Media Landscape 2015 report which was released on Monday, 3 November, showed Facebook remained the most popular social network in South Africa, followed by YouTube and Twitter.The report was compiled by technology market research organisation World Wide Worx and analytics company Fuseware. The study excludes instant messaging services.The findings of the study reveal the extent to which social media has become mainstream, according to World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck. He said the level of equality is a clear sign of both the maturity of the platform and its mainstream use as an everyday tool rather than as a high-tech choice.Goldstuck said 8.8-million South Africans accessed Facebook on their cellphones. “This means that targeting Facebook users is not a matter only of marketing on the Facebook website — its mobile properties are probably more important.’The biggest phone operating system used in South Africa for Facebook was Android, which grew from 1.26-million users in 2013 to 3.2-million in 2014. BlackBerry fell from the top position to second with a drop from 2.6-million to 2.4- million.Apple’s iOS remained in third place with a relatively stable number of 580 000 users, while the Windows Phone emerged from below the radar with 124 000 to 260 000.“More important than the operating system numbers, however, is the split between feature phones and smartphones,” Goldstuck said, adding that 5-million Facebook users still use feature phones.“While smartphones only just dominate, at 5.6-million, it is clear that a large Facebook user-base is still on a basic device,” he said.Feature phones are low-end and have more limited features than high-tech smartphones.The most commonly used handset for Facebook was the Nokia Asha, with 1.78- million users. In second place was the Blackberry Curve 8520 at 660 000 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 at 400 000.“This statistic is also significant, bearing in mind the S4 is a premium device, underlining its social appeal in South Africa,” said Goldstuck.The Facebook user-base was beginning to resemble South Africa’s urban population, according to Fuseware MD Mike Wronski.“The highest growth in the user-base is seen in three key economic hubs, namely Johannesburg (55%), Pretoria (49%) and Cape Town (44%),” he said, adding that quite interestingly, Nelspruit continues to show high growth at 40%.Wronski said South Africa bucked the global trend of younger users reportedly falling dramatically as a proportion of the user base. “There is much debate about teenagers abandoning the platform, but it’s not yet a factor in South Africa. The 13- 18 age group remains the single biggest on Facebook with 2.5-million users,” he said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Yogeshwar Dutt back with a golden bang

first_imgEncouraged by his winning return to the mat, Yogeshwar Dutt is targeting nothing less than gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.Yogeshwar was out of action for a year and a half after winning bronze at the London Olympics, recovering from a knee injury. There were new challenges staring him and Sushil Kumar in the face as the weight categories and rules were changed. But they overcame the hurdles in style.Yogeshwar had to move to a 65 kg from 60kg while two-time Olympic medallist Sushil shifted to 74 kg category from 66kg. Last week at the Senior [FS & FW] Memorial Peelicone event in Sassari, Italy, Yogeshwar bagged gold while Sushil got silver.Yogeshwar admitted there were doubts when they entered the tournament. “We were facing competition after a long time. We were competing in new weight categories and under new rules. So there was pressure as we didn’t know how we will perform. But it turned out well for us,” Yogeshwar told MAIL TODAY. “We felt comfortable while competing in new weight categories. To be able to win gold in a quality field on return and under such circumstances has given me the belief that I will be able to fight in 65kg and win medals for India. In the semi-finals, I beat the 2013 world champion in 66kg from Armenia (David Safaryan). In the new weight category I will face wrestlers like him and it has given me confidence that I can beat the best in the world,” he said. The gritty wrestler said adapting to the rule changes was crucial. “The points system has changed and one has to use his mind and you can’t afford to relax. One has to attack and can’t defend for too long because one can lose points with a warning. Overall, it has been a good test for us.”advertisementLooking ahead to the Commonwealth Games (July 23-August 3, Glasgow) and Asian Games (Incheon, September 19-October 4), Yogeshwar said competing before the big events would be helpful. “Moving to a higher weight category is not an issue but generating power corresponding to the weight is important. I have to work in that area. There is enough time left for the London Olympics and I am confident that by then I will be in a better shape.” “We are looking to compete in another event in Germany before the CWG. Or else we will focus on practice and trials. The team may also go to Belarus for training but it is yet to be finalised. Since there is no Greco-Roman wrestling in CWG, it will affect the medal count of wrestling. We have to make sure we win the medals on offer in freestyle. Winning gold in both the CWG and the Asian Games is the aim.”In between the CWG and the Asian Games, there is the World Championships in Taskhent, but Yogeshwar is yet to take a call on that. “It will be difficult to fight in back-to-back events and if I see that maintaining weight will be difficult, I may skip the Worlds,” he added. Yogeshwar was all praise for the Olympic Gold Quest which he joined last month. “I was earlier with the Mittal Champions Trust and they were of big help when I was injured. The OGQ is also an organisation which has come forward to help Indian athletes to achieve their dreams. When you have such support, it takes care of a lot of things and you can freely concentrate on training.”last_img read more

Despite uncertainty around her injury, Lycha Ebon confident she can return this season

first_imgFEU rookie Lycha Ebon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University’s star rookie Lycha Ebon is set to undergo another MRI scan to fully determine the extent of her knee injuryFEU Athletic Director Mark Molina said on Friday that Ebon, who suffered the injury last on April 24, will be out for another three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Marck Espejo back in town as overseas grind takes toll on his shoulder Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Lycha will be re-evaluated after the Holy Week and for sure she’ll be out until the 21st of April. Maybe the Monday or Tuesday after Easter she’ll be reevaluated,” said Molina after FEU’s 25-15, 16-25, 12-25, 25-22, 17-15 win over University of the East.“We can’t say for sure what happened to Lycha but we’ll know after three weeks.”FEATURED 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, logisticsEbon had amassed a total of 115 points before her injury and she was the fifth best scorer in the league at that time.Molina said that Dr. Randy Molo is also hesitant to give a full diagnosis since Ebon’s first MRI was done almost immediately after the game. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “He’s seen Lycha he wants to test it after three weeks and then maybe to do another MRI,” said Molina. “We’ll see if she can still play this season.”Ebon us confident that her injury isn’t that severe even though she’s heard people say that it could be a torn anterior cruciate ligament.“I’m not scared and I don’t know why I’m like this even though some people say it might be an ACL injury,” said Ebon in Filipino. “I think it’s not the case because I can still move it around.”If Ebon does recover in time, she’ll miss FEU’s games against University of the Philippines, National University, Ateneo, and University of Santo Tomas.“I will go to therapy and functional stability exercises and whatever the coaches tell me to do I have to do it,” said Ebon. “And yes I’m confident I can come back this season.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool battle Bayern Munich for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner

first_imgLiverpool battle Bayern Munich for RB Leipzig striker Timo Wernerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are chasing a deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.Abendzeitung says Werner is one of the most coveted frontmen in European football and has dropped a massive hint that he could join Bayern Munich.But Jurgen Klopp’s side are also in the hunt to land the 22-year-old. Werner has been scouted by the Reds on numerous occasions and he’s being discussed as a target. The striker has said this week: “There are other clubs in the picture. If you play in Germany and want to stay in Germany, there is only one club in question (Bayern).” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

7 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer insists no problem Pogba meeting with Zidane

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer insists no problem Pogba meeting with Zidaneby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists there’s no problem with Paul Pogba speaking to Real Madrid coacn Zinedine Zidane.The two were pictured together last week in Dubai after Pogba travelled to the UAE for a warm weather rehab programme to aid his recovery from an ankle and foot injury.Solskjaer said: “It’s a picture. When you’re at Man United you get pictures taken of you. I don’t have any problem with that at all.”Paul is part of our plans. He’s been playing through the pain barrier but when he came back against Rochdale and Arsenal he wanted to play. “He tried to get back but it was too painful. He had that scan, he’s on the way back, he’s recovering, he’s mending. He’s been off for a few days working.”I’ve not heard Paul say he doesn’t want to be here. Paul wants to stay here and play well.” last_img read more

LSU S Jamal Adams Blasts Tigers’ Fans For Leaving Basketball Game Early, Says They “Show No Loyalty”

first_imgJamal Adams rips LSU fans on Twitter.These LSU fans aren’t loyal. That’s what Tigers’ safety Jamal Adams thinks, anyway. Wednesday evening, LSU’s men’s basketball team lost to Tennessee, 78-63. Many Tigers’ fans were seen departing from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with minutes to go in the contest. This did not please Adams, a 6-foot, 206-pound rising sophomore on the LSU football team. I can’t hold my tongue. LSU fans show no loyalty. You expect so much from us athletes,but won’t stay and support through the whole game.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015LSU has been known for having such prideful and loyal fans, and I hate to see people ruining that image. The game’s not over until it ends.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015While it’s probably not smart for Adams to call out his school’s fan base on Twitter, he’s not wrong in expressing some frustration. It’s the final home game of the season – you can stay in your seats until the final buzzer sounds, LSU fans.last_img read more

Jerami Grant Posts Cool Photo Of Himself In Brother’s Jersey

first_imga general view of the floor at notre dame basketball arena(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Syracuse and Notre Dame are rivals on the hardwood, but former Orange star Jerami Grant, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, is rooting for the Irish Thursday afternoon. That’s because his older brother, Jerian Grant, will be finishing up his senior season in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Grant showed some love for his brother by wearing his No. 22 Notre Dame jersey ahead of the contest.Grant made sure to remind Orange fans that he’s still “Cuse Nation” though. Very cool.last_img

National museum changes stance on genocide sides with inquiry findings

first_imgThe question of what is and isn’t genocide has been playing out across all forms of media this week after the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its findings where commissioners called violence against women genocidal.During the release on Monday Commissioner Michele Audette quickly refuted deniers.“To the people who don’t think that there is a genocide today, we have 1,200 pages to prove it,” she said.Young says the term genocide comes with certain implications and may be a reason why many are quick to dismiss it.“People see that there’s a numerical threshold…whether it’s numbers or certain approaches are necessary for the term to apply,” said Young.He believes people who question the Inquiry’s findings may lack understanding.Young adds Canadians should commit to educating themselves and part of this includes reading the Inquiry’s final [email protected]@bhobs22 Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsThe Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is publicly acknowledging the past and present treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada as acts of genocide, following years of criticism on the issue.“The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has recognized genocide as an appropriate term in discussing and studying public policy towards Indigenous peoples in Canada as part of a colonial experience,” said John Young, president of the CMHR.The CMHR opened in 2014 amidst a wave of backlash from Indigenous peoples after the museum would not explicitly use the term genocide to describe the way Indigenous peoples have been treated by Canada’s colonial state.Instead the museum included an exhibit on Indian Residential Schools alongside other genocides of the world.At the time officials said it wasn’t appropriate for a museum to making those decisions.“We don’t have the prerogative, legally, to make that judgment if it’s homicide or genocide,” said Jodi Giesbrecht, director of research and head curator at the museum, during the opening in September 2014.“What we can do is present evidence and encourage that debate.”A debate that Young says the museum no longer wants to participate in.“A better way to recognize the harm done [and] the challenges we face as a country going forward is to just recognize genocide,” Young told APTN.The change came after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called residential schools a form of cultural genocide in 2015, according to Young.The change only became public after a visitor of the museum questioned them on Twitter last month about their stance.last_img read more