Karaoke axethrowing venues want to sell beer under Utah law

SALT LAKE CITY — Two lawmakers are proposing changes to a new liquor law in Utah after beer licenses were denied to a karaoke lounge and an axe-throwing venue.Democratic Rep. Angela Romero said Wednesday she plans to introduce an amendment to include karaoke venues among the new sites approved for beer sales.The law represents a tightening of already strict liquor laws in Utah, where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints instructs members to avoid drinking alcohol.Yet, liquor sales have been increasing steadily at state-controlled liquor stores, driven by new, out-of-state residents and thriving tourism.State liquor bosses have said Social Axe Throwing in Ogden and Heart and Seoul Karaoke in Salt Lake City don’t fit the definitions of a “recreational amenity” contained in the law set to take effect May 14.The definitions include theatres, pool parlours and concert venues.The sponsor of the law has said he would be open to tweaking it.Morgan Smith, The Associated Press read more

Sowing the SEED of social change

Project SEEDA breakfast in January brought together more than 40 students, staff, alumni and community members to kick off Project SEED, an initiative that supports social change.Project SEED (Socially Engaged Entrepreneur Development) is a sponsored social innovation incubator that promotes the exploration of social change strategies by young entrepreneurs and leaders in the Brock community. Its goal is to create change that will benefit Brock and Niagara.This year, six projects were chosen to receive funding and mentorship. The projects were chosen on the basis of 1) cultivating social change on the Brock campus, and 2) contributing to Brock’s goal of learning and development outside of the classroom to discover “both sides of your brain.”Project SEED provides funding to student-driven initiatives. The Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) contributed $500, and also contributing were the Niagara Community Foundation, the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), and the Niagara Economic Development Corporation (NEDC).The other component of Project SEED is mentorship. Using a ‘mentor triad’ model, each student is paired with both an on-campus and community mentor to guide and mentor the student throughout the project. In many cases, Brock alumni have acted as either the campus or community mentor, a significant way for alumni to give back after graduation.Keynote speaker Ryan Dear (BBA ’11) is one of those community/alumni mentors. With an entrepreneurship degree from Brock, it isn’t surprising that Dear now owns his own business, and a socially responsible one at that. As we wrote in a previous edition of the Alumni Connect, Niagara E-Waste collects old electronics to ethically and responsibly dispose of them. At the breakfast, Dear spoke about the challenge of taking the first step to make an initiative a reality, the struggles to get people past ‘no’ to say ‘yes’, and the importance of uncompromising business values and ideals.As the community/alumni mentor to Project SEED recipients “Give Us Your Goods,” Dear is working with Faculty of Business students to collect student items no longer in use, from electronics to old clothes and furniture.Thanks again to the generous support of the Brock University Alumni Association and the mentorship of alumni in the program. To learn more about Project SEED, please visit the website or register as a mentor through Mentorship Plus mentormatch software. read more

Black Swan success story

first_imgFrom inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?Our business started with the concept that Authentic Greek Dips would one day be part of the new Australian table. My brother Christos started to sell Tarama (caviar dip) at the South Melbourne market some 35 years ago and soon found that he could do sufficient business to sustain himself. I joined him shortly afterwards and together we set out to make the concept a reality. We were very small to begin with and did most things ourselves, handmade the tarama, personally sold the products and of course handled the money. We have outgrown several manufacturing facilities over the years and have settled in our large purpose built facility since 2000.The steady unabated growth we have delivered since those humble beginnings has also provided me with the hands on experience and confidence to lead our business in a way that I hope our team finds is honest and natural. Did your Greek Australian background help you or impede you during your early days?I guess that my Greek Australian background was not something I had a choice about. It has certainly not been an issue. In fact my Greek background is a natural and obvious fit for our business along with my love for good home-style food of course. I would like to think that our customers and our team at Black Swan would agree that Greeks and great tasting food are an obvious partnership.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition?We are good at many things. We are, after all, Australia’s favourite Dip brand – market leaders in our category. At the end of the day it is the culture of our business, the way we do things at Black Swan, that sets us apart from our competitors. Some of these differences are easy to express: for example, responsive to market trends and customer demands in a shorter time than our competitors – a real advantage given we are a medium sized company. We also have great staff retention. The differences associated with our culture are not so easy to express – it is just the way we are. All of these go together and at the end of the day result in products and a brand that Australians trust.How is business currently?We continue to trade strongly. We have been in growth since year one and over the last four to five years have enjoyed double digit growth.What is your vision for the future of your business?Our business will continue to expand into related food areas where fresh, no preservative products are highly valued by consumers. Products that are part of social occasions small or large. Do you have any tips for young entrepreneurs?Face reality head on yet still dare to dream. Respect yourself and those around you at all times, be passionate.Make sure you think long and act short. And always look after the money! As a founding member and recent President of the Hellenic Business Forum I would be delighted to give feedback to young entrepreneurs and can be contacted on 03 95510611 or csaris@blackswan.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Darwin festival celebrates 25 years

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram This weekend marks 25 years since the first Greek Glendi festival in Darwin and the top end is ready for a Glendi. John Nicolakis, president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Northern Territory, says that this weekend is going to be the biggest festival Darwin has ever seen. The festival is expecting record crowds. “We expect between 40 and 50,000 people to attend the Darwin Greek Glendi this weekend, that’s more than half of the population of Darwin,” Mr Nicolakis tells Neos Kosmos. “The whole Darwin community gets involved, all ethnic communities.” Apart from locals, Mr Nicolakis says people travel from all over Northern Territory, as far as Alice Springs, but interstate visitors from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth also travel to the top end to take part. “It’s our 25th year so we want to make it big and it’s going to be big,” he says. Greek Australian comedian Effie will be entertaining the crowd with her multicultural humour, the Zorba Brothers will be there to entertain the crowds and Sydney Greek band The All Stars will have everyone up and dancing. Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer will be appearing for the kids. A fireworks celebration will cap off the night’s entertainment too. “All the stalls are ready to go,” says Mr Nicolakis, “we’ve got 3000 kilograms of octopus the Kalymnian brotherhood organised.” The Darwin Greek Glendi will take place on the weekend of Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June at Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Darwin.last_img read more

Review Crackdown 3 Is a Terry Crews Xbox Sim

first_imgStay on target When you first start up Crackdown 3, a huge man waits in the shadow. And then, he emerges, a hyper-accurate video game recreation of Terry Crews. It feels like a thesis statement. Over the years of Crackdown 3’s troubled development, Terry Crews’s actual involvement has always seemed like an open question. But fear not, fans of Old Spice and Brooklyn 99. Crews is definitely here. Watch him give a badass speech and dance a little. Gasp when he blows up. And smash that “A” button to choose him as your playable character for the rest of the game.Terry Crews is great and he brings precisely the right energy to a game that probably should’ve come out a few years ago. Cruise with Crews in Crackdown 3 though and you’ll still have a good time.The first Crackdown sold a lot of copies on Xbox 360 by including the hotly anticipated demo for Halo 3. But it wound up being a pretty acclaimed game in its own right, earning enough goodwill for a follow-up. Crackdown 3 was originally planned to take advantage of the increased cloud computing of an always-online Xbox One. But that didn’t pan out, and neither did the previous 2017 launch date alongside the release of Xbox One X. Now, after several years, and new developer Sumo Digital, Crackdown 3 arrives as pretty much a straightforward Crackdown sequel.You’re still an agent of some kind of comical (and vaguely threatening) global peacekeeping force, only this time this time there’s a woman of color chatting in your ear along with the authoritative white man to keep you from going full-blown fascist cop. You’re still causing all sorts of chaos in the open world, bounding between buildings and gunning down gangsters. And the art style is an updated take on the original’s colorful, outlined, cel-shaded comic book look. It almost looks too similar, decent looking in day time but muddy and last-gen at night.But even if you’ve never played Crackdown before, Crackdown 3 wastes no time throwing you into the manmade mayhem that makes up its most satisfying gameplay loops. The Skyrim-esque upgrade systems improve your skills in specific areas the more you use them. Shoot more people? Your aim gets better. Jump around collecting agility orbs? You gain platformer-level jumping prowess and verticality unlike in flat Grand Theft Auto cities. Beat people up? Your fists will then rocket you across the stage. Drive more cars and your driving skills improve, which is maybe the most realistic thing.The upgrades reward you for playing however you want to play, not funneling you towards any particularly direction. And the mild structure of the gameplay is the same kind of freeing. Like Mafia 3, you’re trying to take down lower level enforcers to reveal the big bosses. And you do this by shutting down certain types of illegal operations. Climb and disable propaganda towers to recruit more civilian militia members to your cause. Throw rocks into harvesters to disrupt chemical and mining operations. Slaughter all the robots at train stations to hijack the transit system.The city is dense with these missions. They don’t take long and you’ll stumble over so many of them trying to get to your next destination. They’re addictive enough that finding a place to stop playing is tough. However, they are also similar enough, varying difficulty notwithstanding, that they all blur together. Much of Crackdown 3 is a blur. This is partially because the interplay between the ridiculous combat and movement is so fluid, shining in situations like battles against hordes of enemies when your wanted level causes a citywide shutdown. But it’s also because the gameplay itself is lacking in memorable moments aside from ones you actively try to create for yourself.The exceptions are the battles against the handful of bosses. These sprawling affairs have you battling through impressively crafted fortresses full of foes to reach the final opponent. I frequently had to use my entire arsenal, from standard pistols and assault rifles to a shotgun that sends out gravity blasts. Some of the platforming in these sections isn’t great. I couldn’t tell if I was missing platforms or my jump stats weren’t high enough. And there’s fall damage which always sucks. But I did appreciate that these cappers asked me to think, not just act.But just something about Crackdown 3 feels kind of old. Maybe it’s because I’ve been hearing about it for years (albeit not Kingdom Hearts 3 level). Maybe it’s because the game would briefly lock up pretty frequently on my base Xbox One despite not looking that demanding. Maybe it’s because the “over-the-top” comedy seems almost restrained now in the era of Sunset Overdrive or Saints Row and its Crackdown-esque spin-off Agents of Mayhem. Or maybe it’s because Terry Crews is 50 years old. Not that I think people have too-high expectations for this game, but there’s probably still room to grow for what a “next-generation Crackdown” could really be.Note: I should say this all only applies to the single-player campaign. Crackdown 3 also has an online multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone, that does use its connectivity to power more impressive environmental destruction. But I didn’t get to try it for this review period.For more on Xbox consider getting Game Pass for your PC and Xbox Live for your Nintendo Switch. Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday April 21

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

Facebook Watch Rolls Out Internationally

first_imgHits so far on Facebook Watch include “SKAM Austin,” the transmedia show about teenagers’ lives, based on a Norwegian original, and talk show “Red Table Talk,” with Jada Pinkett Smith and her family, which has gained 2.9 million followers since debuting May 7.Matthew Henick, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy and media partnerships, said that, with the global rollout of Facebook Watch, the company was “excited to bring a new distribution platform to our partners around the world.”Taking Watch global would also create new opportunities for content creators as the service expanded its video Ad Breaks program to enable more partners to monetize their videos, the company said. The Ad Breaks service officially launches Thursday in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to the U.S. It will launch in another 21 countries in September, including France, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Thailand. Facebook said the service would support both English-language content and content in various local languages. Further countries and language will be added in the coming months.The company said it had lowered the threshold for publishers and creators to be eligible to make money from their videos. Those creating three-minute videos that have 10,000 followers, generate more than 30,000 one-minute views within a two-month period, or meet Facebook’s monetization eligibility standards would qualify.Fidji Simo, Facebook’s head of video, said: “This is a really important moment for us. It’s been a year of real progress for Watch. Every month, more than 50 million people in the U.S. come to Watch, and the total time spent has increased 14 times since the start of 2018.” Simo said it had taken a year for the service to launch internationally as the company wanted to beta test in one market first. She also said Facebook wanted to expand its Ad Breaks service at the same time as the international launch, to ensure that partners had a way to monetize their content.Henick said the company would support “a wide range of video content from around the world,” including subtitling already-existing content on the platform. “In terms of broader strategy, we will look to fund shows with global appeal,” he said, adding that Facebook expected to work with a variety of producers on scripted programming, from traditional media producers like Endemol Shine to independent content creators.Facebook is expected to spend between $1 billion and $2 billion on content deals for Facebook Watch over the next year. According to a survey published earlier this month by Diffusion Group, 50% of U.S. adult Facebook users remain unaware of the free Watch service, while another 24% have heard of it but never used it. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Facebook has announced the international rollout of Facebook Watch, its video destination for episodic content, which first launched in the U.S. a year ago this month. The social media giant said Wednesday that the VOD service would be “available everywhere” from Thursday, giving publishers and content creators a worldwide market for their videos.“With the global launch of Watch, we are supporting publishers and creators globally in two critical areas: helping them to make money from their videos on Facebook and better understand how their content is performing,” the company said in a statement.Watch launched in the U.S. in August 2017 with the goal of offering users a place on Facebook to discover shows and video creators and to start conversations with friends, other fans and even the creators themselves. The company said that, since the launch, it had made the experience more social, including making it easier to see which videos friends have liked or shared, and creating shows with audience participation at their core. In June, Facebook said it would launch a slate of new shows boasting interactive features such as polls and quizzes to fulfill the platform’s goal of fostering a sense of community between creators and users.last_img read more

Congestion due to traffic light failure in Stafford

first_imgThe lights have failed in the area marked (A), while congestion is reported out to the yellow markers (Image: Inrix) Further afield in Staffordshire the A38 Northbound remains closed after a burst pipe flooded the carriageway between Alrewas and Barton-under-Needwood last night. Contractors are working to reopen the route but a diversion remains in place. Read MoreNew £3.5m fund will help fix THOUSANDS of potholes on our crumbling roads For live updates on the traffic light failure and other traffic and travel news from across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit today’s live traffic and travel feed here. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists around Stafford face delays this morning after a set of temporary traffic lights failed. The lights are stuck on red near Parkside Avenue, traffic data company INRIX reports. Traffic is queuing in both directions as a result of the failure – with congestion reported back to B5066 Sandon Road and on M6 to J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North). last_img read more

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first_imgShimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more July 29, 2009 – The tubes that power X-ray machines are shrinking, improving the clarity and detail of their Superman-like vision, according to a team of nanomaterial scientists, medical physicists and cancer biologists at the University of North Carolina. The researchers, who presented “Carbon Nanotube Field Emission Based Imaging and Irradiation Technology Development for Basic Cancer Research” on July 28, 2009, at the AAPM 51st Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., have developed new lower-cost X-ray tubes packed with sharp-tipped carbon nanotubes for cancer research and treatment. The tiny technology is being developed to image human breast tissue, laboratory animals and cancer patients under radiotherapy treatment, and to irradiate cells with more control than previously possible with conventional X-ray tubes. The X-ray machine used in a typical hospital today is powered by a “hot” vacuum tube that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Inside the tube, a tungsten metal filament – similar to the one that creates light in an incandescent bulb – is heated to a temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius. The heat releases electrons, which accelerate in the X-ray tube and strike a piece of metal, the anode, creating X-rays. Sha Chang, Otto Zhou, and colleagues that University of North Carolina have developed cold X-ray tubes that replace the tungsten filament with carbon nanotubes packed like blades of tiny grass. Electrons are instantly emitted from the sharp tips of the nanotubes when a voltage is applied. “Think of each nanotube as a lightning rod on top of a building. The high electric field at the tip of the lightning rod draws the electric current from the cloud. Carbon nanotubes emit electrons using a similar principle,” said Chang. The group used the nanotubes to build micro-sized scanners and image the interior anatomy of small laboratory animals. Existing X-ray technologies have difficulty compensating for the blur caused by the creature’s breathing. Slow mechanical shutters that open and close to block and release the radiation are used to time X-ray pulses to correspond with breath, but their speed is inadequate for small animals because of the creatures’ extremely fast breathing and cardiac motion. Chang and Zhou have demonstrated that their carbon nanotubes, which can be turned on and off instantaneously, are fairly easy to synch up to equipment that monitors small animal’s breathing or heart rate. The nanotube devices may also improve human cancer imaging and treatment. CT scanners currently in use check for breast cancer by swinging a single large X-ray source around the target to take a thousand pictures over the course of minutes. Using many nanotube X-ray sources lined up in an array instead, breast imaging can be done within few seconds by electronically turning on and off each of the X-ray sources without any physical motion. This fast “tomosynthesis” imaging improves patient comfort and boosts image quality by reducing motion blur. Using 25 simultaneous beams, the team produced images of growths in breast tissue at nearly twice the resolution of commercial scanners on the market. This summer Chang’s team will conduct a clinical test of a first generation nanotube-based imaging system for high-speed image-guided radiotherapy. The research image system is developed by Siemens and Xinray Inc., a joint venture between Siemens and a University of North Carolina startup company Xintech Inc. For more information: www.aapm.org/meetings/09AM/PRAbs.asp?mid=42&aid=11909 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | July 29, 2009 Carbon Nanotubes Improve X-rays, Used in Image-Guided Radiotherapy Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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London United Kingdom—Reported by Coleman Bentley

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom—Reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineLong a token of a luxe-living and the sophisticate adult, the smoking lounge has become an endangered species of high-society, threatened by an indoor-smoking ban that has driven tobacco connoisseurs and casual smokers alike out of everywhere but their own humidor-lined living rooms. Thankfully London’s May Fair hotel, with their brand-new Cigar Room, has crafted a unique solution sure to make non-smokers just as happy as their Cuban-loving counterparts. Riding the wave of COSAs (cosy, outdoor smoking areas) in and around the London area, the Cigar Room arrives with an enveloping atmosphere created by Graham Cox—one of London’s leading cigar designers—and the hotel’s very own design team. Swinging chairs and daybeds dot the first floor areas, scattered amongst the live fireplaces and mesh chainmail walls that lie just beyond Silvena Rowe’s esteemed Quince Restaurant. Atmosphere aside, a cigar lounge is only as great as the cigars it houses, and unsurprisingly the Cigar Room boasts a diverse, super-premium collection. With over forty different stogies to enjoy, the Cigar Room is sure to offer a smoke for every bloke and, shucking tired smoking lounge traditions, lady. Muscular options like the Cuban Behike 52 Cohiba will appeal to the travel-weary adventurer, while lighter selections, such as the Hoyo de Monterrey, are sure to provide the perfect accent to a warm summer evening. The stacked humidors are accompanied by a full top-shelf liquor selection, offering the perfect apres-dinner tipple to complement your carefully-curled smoke-rings. A selection of signature martinis is led by the Rococo Chocolate Martini, blended with decadent single-estate chocolate, but it is the Springbank 1968 sherry cask whiskey that is the true golden (or more accurately, amber) child of the Cigar Room’s fine-liquor collection. One of only three bottles on the planet, the Spinrgbank ’68 is rivaled only by the Voyage de Delamain Grande Champagne Cognac, which eloquently encourages one to spoil themselves with a price-tag of $26,340. At your disposal is a Hunters & Frankau trained staff of Cigar Sommeliers who help to make the luxury lifestyle as stress-free as possible, offering cigar advice, cocktail pairing, and a welcoming attitude to those new to the smoking-lounge experience. “We have hunted far and wide to indulge our patrons with superior and exciting products,” explains lead Somellier Sophia Christoforidou. “We have created a well-rounded experience with complementary tastes and flavors that will appeal to the aficionado as well as those seeking a new experience in a comfortable yet luxurious and stylish area.” All things considered, when the Cigar Room officially opens this month it is sure, as Anthony Lee May Fair Hotel’s General Manger Anthony Lee puts it, to provide “those more interested in modern style, service and comfort than a restrictive set of rules from an imaginary bye-gone age,” with the perfect combination of tobacco, liquor, and personal liberty.www.themayfairhotel.co.uklast_img read more

Creditors likely to object to public sector pay cut reversal

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table to hear their assignments and pick up a T-shirt or neon-yellow vestThe Hellyers said they fell short of the usual number of volunteers for this year’s Wild Hog but they still predicted a smooth race day"There’s always hiccups we know about but no one else notices" Rachel said "It’s usually a good thing because it gives us a chance to improve for next year"Mickayla said a forecast for rain may have cut down on the number of volunteers but that didn’t seem to deter the runnersVolunteer Cathi Feeley said the four-day event drew a total of 2095 registered runners’A great day’"I think it’s going to be a great day The rain held off and the weather is perfect for running" Rachel said "Cold you can deal with . you can just put on layers Hot you can only do so much"The possibility of wet weather certainly wasn’t enough to ruin a good time for one group of Canadian runnersManitobans Chelsey Orchard Heather Warman Nettie Cuthbert-Buchanan Anne Marie Heard and Dana Taylor say they come every year"We like to come to the States It’s our girls weekend We come for a fun time" Taylor saidCuthbert-Buchanan added: "It’s that small-town feel People are super-friendly It’s not so crowded and it’s a beautiful course"Eddie and Brenda Marion-Gerula of Winnipeg said they were running the full marathon to mark their 11th wedding anniversary "We like to try different things" Brenda said "Last year we did a 100K and got matching tattoos"That race took them on a 24-hour loopSaturday’s race brought plenty of longtime racers and first-timersSam Banet of Fargo was trotting beside a pet Yorkie named Peyton She said it was her first Wild Hog and she was running the 10KMike Heller of Cincinnati was in town to visit his son and daughter-in-law Ben and Laura Heller when he decided on a whim to make the Wild Hog his first half-marathon He’s been running for sport for only about a year and a half"My wife pushed me a little bit She said if you’re going to do it you might as well do it out there where it’s flat" Heller saidHe and Laura planned to begin the race together but he wasn’t so sure they’d end it together"She’s a little faster than me" he said with a laugh "I said I’ll just meet you at the finish line"The shift will have ramifications in Fargo headquarters of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and beyondThe switch for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System takes effect July 1 and applies to about 29000 public employees retirees and their families – an estimated 65000 covered lives altogetherThe move also ends 37 years of coverage for the group by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota“Members will be able to use their current medical providers and be confident that the plan’s benefits will continue” Jon Strinden a Fargo lawyer and chairman of the North Dakota public employees group said in a statementEmployees and retirees covered by the system still will be able to select the health providers of their choice and are not required to select Sanford The North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System board’s unanimous decision ended a seven-month long process of bids and analysis of the competing proposalsSanford’s bid was lower than the proposal by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North DakotaThe estimated value of the two-year health coverage ranges from $610 million to $640 million Sanford’s benefit plan identical to that provided by the Blues was designed by North Dakota PERSSticking with Blue Cross Blue Shield would have meant a premium increase of about 20 percent while the Sanford bid will result in an increase of 147 percent said Sparb Collins NDPERS’ executive director“That’s going to depend on the claims numbers and other details” he said “It came down to Blue Cross Blue Shield was more expensive than Sanford Pricing was the key variable here”The public employees’ contract is the latest health insurance coup for Sanford which last year was chosen over Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to cover Medicaid expansion in the state a group of about 20000“This is a tremendous recognition of our work in North Dakota and the trust the North Dakota PERS board has in Sanford Health Plan” said Rich Adcock Sanford Health executive vice presidentThe Sanford Health Plan will open offices in Fargo and Bismarck to serve the public employees and retirees group A top executive will be hired to oversee operations in North Dakota A location in Fargo of 15000 feet has been chosen and similar accommodations will be made in Bismarck Adcock said Sanford’s top corporate offices for its entire service area are at its headquarters in Sioux Falls SDThe Sanford Health Plan has a list of more than 100 positions that will be filled in North Dakota including executives pharmacists managers clerical and customer service staff he said“It will continue to grow” as enrollment and claims volumes handled by the Sanford Health Plan grow Adcock “We’re growing very rapidly in North Dakota”The Sanford Health Plan now covers about 45000 members in North Dakota and a total of 170000 including enrollment in South Dakota and MinnesotaPat Bellmore chief marketing officer for the North Dakota Blues said in a statement that the Fargo-based insurance company “appreciated the opportunity to be North Dakotans serving North DakotansHe added: “The board of NDPERS has made the decision to move health coverage for what has historically been BCBSND’s largest employer group to another company despite what we believe was a proposal that provided the best value possible“As a local member-owned company with almost 1000 North Dakota employees including a dedicated team providing service to NDPERS members – this decision will have a significant impact on our organization as well as members of this group” Bellmore saidBlue Cross Blue Shield was unable to say what impact the loss of the public employees group would have on staffing The North Dakota Blues have 988 employees mostly in Fargo“We are in the process of analyzing the multiple areas of our organization that will be impacted” Bellmore said “which goes beyond our staffing when we are looking at such a significant group of members”Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota by far the state’s largest private health insurer has almost 520000 membersAlthough Sanford is a much smaller company and a relative newcomer to the North Dakota health insurance market which it entered in 2010 the company gave assurances that it can handle the rapid expansion“Sanford has assured the Board that it has the financial resources available and will have the administrative services in place to handle this transition” the NDPERS statement said“That was one of the items we were concerned about” Strinden said “That was a commitment Sanford made”The Sanford Health Plan’s network now includes 97 percent of the state’s providers or more than 18000 physicians nurse providers physicians assistants and other professionalsThose who are not included will be invited to join the Sanford Health Plan’s provider 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