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Two Hands, Two Beers

first_imgFirst, the bad news: Deschutes is scaling down its plans for their Roanoke brewery. The Bend, Oregon-based brewery is still going to purchase the land, and will likely still build an expansion brewery there, but isn’t sure about the scope of the project given the recent market conditions. Green Flash, which was in the process of building an expansion brewery in Virginia, is in foreclosure.That’s a bummer all around. I was looking forward to both the Deschutes and Green Flash East Coast breweries. But here’s the good news: Deschutes still operates a tasting room in Roanoke, and they’re still making great beers that most of us can get our hands on. They’ve even started canning some of their beers (thank God!).So let’s look at a couple of new beers from Deschutes, because I’m a “silver lining” kind of guy.I don’t know that I’ve ever eaten a passionfruit. I’ve probably had some passionfruit juice, like at a tropical hotel breakfast buffet, but I’ve never seen one in person. After doing a Google image search, I’d probably run the other direction if I saw one in person. They’re not pretty. This new Passion Fruit IPA from Deschutes, on the other hand, is downright gorgeous. It’s part of Deschutes’ new “Just Tapped” series, which puts experimental pub brews into larger circulation. As the name implies, this IPA is a fruit bomb. You get loads of passionfruit on the front end of the sip, but instead of coming off too sweet or letting the bitterness of the hops provide balance, there’s a slightly tart finish that sweeps the fruitiness away. Put it all together and you’ve got a crisp, refreshing IPA that works wonders on a hot summer day.Speaking of hot summer days, Deschutes is releasing another new beer for the season, Twilight Summer Ale. Okay, Twilight isn’t new. They’ve been making it for more than a decade, but it’s only available during the summer, so you’ve got to jump on it while you can. And you should jump on it, because it’s easily one of my favorite summer beers. It’s a golden ale with a robust dosing of Amarillo hops. It has some elements of a pilsner (crisp and bright) and some characteristics of a pale (hop bit, malt backbone). It’s damn good.Ideally, you’ll grab a six-pack of each of these new beers. You could even drink them simultaneously if you were ambitious. God gave you two hands for a reason, right?last_img read more

The 5 most effective marketing strategies for financial services

first_imgDeveloping marketing strategies for financial services means considering a range of elements which include:Your organization’s goals & objectivesTarget marketsNew & emerging marketsYour organization’s strengths & weaknessesResources availableHowever, no matter what your goals or the financial services you provide, effective marketing strategies can help you to focus efforts so that you can better reach targets and goals.These 5 financial services marketing strategies are a good place to start for many: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Binghamton seeks public comment on pedestrian improvement projects

first_imgThe sites are focused on 10 locations that are nearby schools, churches, hospitals and community centers. Including Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, West and East Middle School, UHS Binghamton Hospital and more. To have your voice heard, click here. The project is scheduled to begin later in 2020 and is expected to be completed in Spring 2021. Construction for the projects include improvement to sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks and signage.center_img The mayor’s office says projects at 22 sites across the city will cost around $518,000 according to estimates. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David says the city of Binghamton is looking for public comment on pedestrian safety improvements.last_img read more

Wirecard’s missing money didn’t enter Philippine financial system, central bank says

first_imgThe search for the missing cash hit a dead end in the Philippines, but the two Philippine banks have said documents purporting to show Wirecard had deposited funds with them were false.“The initial report is that no money entered the Philippines and that there is no loss to both banks,” Diokno said, though he added that the central bank was investigating.“The international financial scandal used the names of two of the country’s biggest banks — BDO and BPI — in an attempt to cover the perpetrators’ track,” he said.BDO and BPI have stated that Wirecard was not their client and that they had no business relationship with the German firm, Diokno said.BPI, however, told Reuters on Saturday that it had suspended an assistant manager whose signature appeared on one of the fraudulent documents.BDO told the central bank that it appeared one of its marketing officers had fabricated a bank certificate.Diokno reiterated the Philippine banking system was in a strong position going into the coronavirus pandemic and well-capitalised.Topics : None of the US$2.1 billion missing from scandal-hit German payments firm Wirecard AG appears to have entered the Philippine financial system, the central bank said on Sunday.Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said in a statement the Southeast Asian country’s biggest lenders, BDO Unibank and Bank of the Philippine Islands, suffered no losses, despite having been named in connection with the missing funds.The chief executive of Wirecard, Markus Braun, who built the company into one of the hottest financial technology investments in Europe and a rare tech champion for Germany, quit on Friday as the company faces a cash crunch after saying it may have been the victim of fraud.last_img read more

Arsenal provide fitness updates on new signings David Luiz and Kieran Tierney ahead on Newcastle clash

first_imgArsenal provide fitness updates on new signings David Luiz and Kieran Tierney ahead on Newcastle clash Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 9 Aug 2019 12:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney is struggling with a groin problem (Picture: Getty)Emery said: ‘We’re delighted Kieran is joining us.‘He’s a very talented player who will continue to improve. He increases our options defensively and I look forward to him joining our group.’As well as signing two players on deadline day, Arsenal also sanctioned the departure of Alex Iwobi to Everton.Toffees boss Marco Silva said: ‘Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard.‘He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.‘Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want.‘He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.’MORE: Charlie Nicholas predicts where Arsenal will finish after Luiz, Tierney and Pepe signings Advertisement Advertisement New Arsenal signing David Luiz is in contention to face Newcastle United (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have provided fitness updates on new signings David Luiz and Kieran Tierney ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.The Gunners, who finished fifth last term, completed deadline day moves for Chelsea defender Luiz and Celtic star Tierney.Arsenal have confirmed Brazil international Luiz is expected to participate in full training and be available for Sunday’s trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.Tierney, meanwhile, is struggling with a groin injury, with Arsenal hoping the full back will be able to train with his new team-mates in around 4-6 weeks’ time.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter making the switch from Chelsea to Arsenal, Luiz said: ‘It’s a great feeling. It’s a new cycle in my life, in my career as a footballer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m excited to play for this big club. I grew up watching a lot of Arsenal games, especially the great players from the past, so I’m excited to try to help this club to do some big things.‘It’s a big club – not just in England, but everybody around the world knows how big Arsenal is. When I had an opportunity to come to this kind of big club, I had to take it. That’s why I’m here.’Tierney, who will wear Arsenal’s number three shirt, has impressed for Celtic over the past few seasons and Gunners boss Unai Emery is ‘delighted’ to secure his services.last_img read more

AQR launches research institute with London Business School

first_imgIn his welcoming remarks, the dean of LBS, Sir Andrew Likierman, added: “We have done nothing with the scope, depth or magnitude of this relationship, or anything as long-lasting. “AQR is distinguished for its emphasis on ideas and research that is not necessarily characteristic of its industry. There is an underlying alignment of philosophy with the London Business School.”AQR, with $122bn (€104bn) in assets under management, makes much of its strong links with academia, and boasts more than 40 PhDs on its staff, including co-founders Cliff Asness and John Liew.It endowed the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, supports the Innovation Factory at Johns Hopkins University and makes the annual $100,000 AQR Insight Award for outstanding innovation in applied academic research.The AQR Institute has its origins early last year in discussions between Scott Richardson, a professor of accounting at LBS since he left BlackRock in 2010, who currently works as a managing director at AQR in credit and equity research, and the firm’s founders.Formal discussions with LBS, which is consistently ranked in the global Top 10 for teaching and research and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, got underway in March 2014.AQR founding principal David Kabiller said: “The AQR Institute will bring together scholars and industry-leading practitioners to produce original research and identify best practices from a global perspective.“We are proud to partner with London Business School, which is renowned for its academic rigour, top faculty and diverse student body.”In his welcoming remarks at the launch event, he added: “We opened our London office three years ago, and we wanted to make a statement about our commitment to London, the UK and the broader EMEA region.” Investment management firm AQR and the London Business School (LBS) have launched the AQR Institute of Asset Management, a 10-year collaboration to fund and generate research across a range of disciplines.The Institute will make annual grants and awards to postgraduate researchers and sponsor conferences and events at the LBS campuses in London and Dubai that will aim to bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners.  Led by professors of finance Francisco Gomes, Ralph Koijen and Narayan Naik, and professor of economics Hélène Rey, the Institute’s research agenda is expected to range from the challenges faced by CIOs in portfolio construction to regulation, economic policy and accounting issues.Tony Joyce, associate dean of marketing and communications at LBS, speaking to IPE at the launch event held in the London campus on Wednesday, said: “This goes straight in at the top of the league table of our relationships with commercial entities.”last_img read more

CIO to leave Church pensions board

first_imgPierre Jameson, chief investment officer of the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB), is to leave the post in early February 2020.Jameson has been CIO of the CEPB – which runs assets on behalf of four church pension schemes – since 2008, when he joined from CCLA Investment Management, where he was an investment analyst in the equity team.The fund has returned 17.1% over the first nine months of this year, which follows the -2.6% in 2018, ascribed to disappointing performance across all markets. Over the past 10 years it has returned an average 9.5% per year.During Jameson’s tenure, the CEPB’s portfolio has grown from around £700m – when almost all was invested in public equities – to £2.75bn.  Pierre Jameson, outgoing CIO of the Church of England Pensions BoardAt end of September 2019, alternatives made up 36.1% of the fund’s £2.3bn return-seeking portfolio – including 12% of assets in infrastructure.Infrastructure has returned 10.3% for the nine months to end-September 2019, and 11.8% over the past five years to the same date.CEPB was also one of the first UK institutional investors in private debt, which made up 5.5% of the return-seeking portfolio at end-September 2019 and has returned 5.6% for the nine months to that date.The CEPB invests according to principles set out by the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group, and, led by Adam Matthews, head of ethics and engagement, also actively engages with companies on ethical and responsible investment issues.Its most recent high-profile activity was toco-file a resolution at the London AGM of mining company BHP, calling for suspension of BHP’s membership of trade associations not lobbying in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.“Ethical investment has really taken off in the past 10 years, and thanks to our public stance, the Board’s profile has moved up a long way,” Jameson told IPE.Jameson said that with the CEPB’s investments well-positioned, and in “good hands” for the future, it was time to move on. He told IPE he was considering a number of options, mainly in a non-executive capacity.Interim and succession arrangements will be announced in the New Year. A notable development has been a drive towards alternatives, particularly private infrastructure equity, which the fund first invested in eight years ago.last_img read more

Aspley and Sandgate buyers both pay $820k for their property — but which is better deal?

first_imgThe outdoor living space at 116 Kirby Rd, Aspley.“Every sale we’ve had there recently is non-local,” he said.“It’s an area that has been grossly underestimated and with the train line, you can be in the city for work in less than 30 minutes.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 The home at 116 Kirby Rd, Aspley, sold for $820,000.TWO homes in Brisbane’s north have sold for the exact same price.The properties at 116 Kirby Rd, Aspley, and 92 Deagon St, Sandgate, are about 10km from each other and both sold for $820,000. The kitchen at 116 Kirby Rd, Aspley.About 45 groups went through the Aspley home and four written offers were received before it sold to a family from Wollongong.“He’s a chiropractor and is from California originally, so he liked that he could see the ocean from the rooftop terrace and work from within the home,” Mr Rowland said.“Whereas, you can’t see the beach from the Sandgate home but you can walk down to it in just a few minutes.” The home at 92 Deagon St, Sandgate, also sold for $820,000.He said the buyer of the Sandgate home was from Balmoral and the agent had experienced a spike in non-locals buying in the area. Inside 116 Kirby Rd, Aspley.Place Aspley lead agent Tristan Rowland said it was difficult to compare the properties because each buyer had different priorities.“It’s all in the eye of the beholder,” Mr Rowland said.“One is slightly bigger, while one is closer to the ocean, so it just depends what the buyers are looking for.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019last_img read more

SWAN elects new president, suspends Sirawoo

first_imgRelatedPosts Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos SWAN felicitates with Muslim faithful SWAN condemns suspension of Osun United, Osun Babes players’ salaries SWAN renews call to immortalise Rashidi Yekini The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja elected a new National Executive Committee to steer the affairs of the body for the next three years.Mike Oboh, the new Secretary-General of SWAN, who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in Abuja, also said the former President of the association, Honour Sirawoo, has been suspended.Oboh explained that Sirawoo was suspended for acts inimical to the well-being of the body.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the elections saw the emergence of Edo State Chairman, Ahmed Aigbona, as president.Oboh, a member of the FCT chapter and former Kano State SWAN Chairman, was elected as Secretary-General.Both Aigbona and Oboh were elected unopposed, alongside seven others who were also elected unopposed.The association’s immediate-past Vice-President North West, Ado Salisu, equally emerged Deputy President, while Femi Amusan from Oyo State became Vice-President South West.Emmanuel Uja emerged the Vice-President, North Central, with Loveday Herbert from Bayelsa as the new Vice-President, South South and Ismaila Mohammed from Jigawa as  Vice-President, North West.Ikem Asika from Anambra emerged Vice-President, South East, while Monica Iheakam of The Sun Newspapers in Lagos is the Financial Secretary.The new officials were immediately sworn in by Rosemary Hamidu, an Abuja-based lawyer.Speaking after the inauguration, the new president said the association would work towards ensuring a new drive for sports writers to get their proper place in the development of sports in the country.He said: “The new leadership will carry out this association’s activities in line with the constitution of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the SWAN statutes.“That is where we are, and we will not trample upon the rights of members.“We will respect everybody and give the association a better face.“There are several measures that we will need to take to instill discipline. But that is the first step.”The SWAN president further said the association would vigorously pursue interests that would be of larger benefit to its members, just as he pledged to operate an open door policy.He charged members to be steadfast as they go along with the new thinking of the leadership.Aigbona said the registration fee for members would now be N1,500 for three years.He urged all aggrieved members over the past three years to return to the fold as the new leadership would want the association to remain as a family. Tags: SWANlast_img read more

Jupiter Police ask Town for Pay Raise

first_imgJupiter police officers say they need a raise and better benefits to bring them up to speed with other similarly-sized police agencies.Officers say if the town does not agree to draw up a more competitive compensation package, the department could lose 20% of its force by next year.The officers had lots of support at the town council meeting from hundreds of residents wearing blue t-shirts with “Support our Jupiter Police Officers” written across the front. More money, better benefits equal to other agencies. That what police officers are asking for in the Town of Jupiter. .@Thomas_Forester has the full story:— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) May 22, 2019last_img read more