Townsend Grains and Grits Festival

first_imgThe Townsend Grains and Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.jjThe Townsend Grains and Grits Festival provides an intimate sampling event, offering something for consumers, foodies, bartenders and spirit professionals alike.A person taking business card from the food stand with prepared raw food dishesThere will be plenty to offer, form live entertainment guaranteed to get you moving, savory bites and sweet treats from local restaurants and food purveyors and a vast selection of sample craft spirits from regional legends.grainsgrits_final-logolast_img

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Antique seeks to extend use of schools as quarantine facilities

first_imgThe Sibalom National High School in Sibalom, Antique is currently being used as a patient care center for Antiqueños who are required to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao requested to the Department of Education to allow local government units extend their use of schools as coronavirus disease 2019 isolation facilities. SIBALOM LGU VIA PNA League of Municipalities in the Philippines-Antique Chapter president and Libertad town mayor Mary Jean Te said the request has been officially made on May 19 through a letter sent by the office of Gov. Rhodora Cadiao to DepEd secretary Leonor Briones. “The request was made due to the fact that there are still Antiqueños who need to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine after coming home from other places, said Te. “Our school board this year 2020 has only about P500,000 as fund,” Said Te. Meanwhile, Te admitted she feels a bit scared with the proposal of DepEd to start the enrollment already on June 1. Teachers in this province already need to prepare their classrooms prior to the enrollment period. According to Te, there were 578 Antiqueño sugar migrants working in Negros Occidental who arrived in this province on May 19.“There are still more sugar migrants coming home aside from the other Antiqueños who are from Manila and other places,” she said. For her part, DepEd Antique Division superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong said the initial request for the use of schools as quarantine facilities was from April 23 to May 31 only. “There are 44 DepEd schools right now in this province that were approved as isolation facilities but only until May 31,” said Beriong,The previous request was only approved by the regional director, she added.According to Beriong, Briones will be the one to approve the request made by the provincial government, considering there will already be a month-long enrollment on June 1 to 30. “Some barangays in Libertad already have internet connections, but not all have access yet,” she added. She said the enrollment and the eventual start of classes in August could expose the students to COVID-19.“It would be quite difficult for the pupils to observe safe social distancing, especially when they have classes already,” Te said. Libertad – fifth class municipality with 19 barangays – is the adjacent town of Pandan, which until now has confirmed cases of the virus. Te said DepEd Antique Division’s plan to provide modular session to students, however, would be a good alternative since their Libertad LGU could not afford to provide the students the needed computer sets. SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincial government has requested the Department of Education (DepEd) to allow local government units (LGUs) to continue using the public schools as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  isolation facilities for until June 30. Under modular learning, students would be required to go to school two or three times a week only. The rest of the days will be for them to work their activity sheets prepared by the teachers.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Cricket News IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders aim to match Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings dominance

first_img New Delhi: From a rough start in the first three editions of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders are now the top teams in this competition. Under Gautam Gambhir, they registered a renaissance in their fortunes and they hit jackpot in 2012 when they won the title defeating the Chennai Super Kings in their own turf at Chepauk. More glory followed in 2014 with a win over Kings XI Punjab in Bangalore but since then, they have made it to the play-offs only to lose key moments and crash out in either the qualifier or in the eliminator. The side will have a new captain in Dinesh Karthik and he will be determined to put up a good show in this competition in order to enhance his chances of playing in the Indian cricket team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The squad has a settled look and with match-winners like Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell in the squad, the side are not short of power hitters. The injuries to Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi have thinned the bowling line-up but they have back-up in Sandeep Warrier, the Kerala pacer who was in great form in the domestic season and KC Cariappa, the mystery spinner. With the addition of Lockie Ferguson in the side, the pace department is also sorted. Carlos Brathwaite, who became ‘remember the name’ for hitting four sixes to help West Indies win the World T20 in 2016 against England at the Eden Gardens will be the star attraction in the side. highlights KKR won the IPL title in 2012 and 2014.Dinesh Karthik is the captain of the KKR side.Carlos Brathwaite, the West Indies T20 skipper, is in the KKR squad. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. For 2019, the blueprint for KKR will be simple. Karthik’s side will be hoping to avoid buckling under pressure in the play-offs while they will be wanting to win more consistently against the Mumbai Indians, having won just five out of 21 encounters against them.Kolkata Knight Riders squadJoe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Nikhil Naik (wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Anrich Nortje, Robin Uthappa (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, KC Cariappa, Rinku Singh, Sandeep WarrierKolkata Knight Riders back room staffHead coach: Jacques KallisAssistant coach: Simon KatichMentor: Abhishek NayarFast bowling coach: Omkar SalviSpin bowling coach: Carl CrowePhysiotherapist: Andrew LeipusPhysical trainer: Adrian Le RouxData and video analyst: AR SrikkanthIndian players to watch outDinesh Karthik: A lot will be riding on Karthik in this edition of the IPL. A great performance could see him pip Rishabh Pant for the back-up keeper’s slot for the 2019 World Cup while his position as a leader boosts his chances in the long run.Nitish Rana: The youngster has made good progress for Delhi in the domestic circuit, getting elevation as the captain of the side in 2018 in the Ranji Trophy. A solid performance for Mumbai Indians in the 2017 IPL and another solid show could keep him in the hunt for a spot in the Indian cricket team after the end of the World Cup.International players to watch outLockie Ferguson: He bowls in excess of 145 kmph. He is accurate and he could be New Zealand’s trump card in the World Cup. Ferguson will enjoy himself on the Eden wickets which have helped pacers in the past.Carlos Brathwaite: He is the ultimate power-hitter, known for hitting more sixes than boundaries. Brathwaite will be hoping to give KKR the finishing boost and his smart bowling will be of great importance to the side in the middle overs.Past record2008: 6th2009: Last2010: 6th2011: 4th (Eliminator)2012: Champions2013: 7th2014: Champions2015: 5th2016: 4th (Eliminator)2017: 3rd (2nd qualifier)2018: 3rd (2nd qualifier)last_img read more

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Paddy Power breaks with marketing norms to sponsor Huddersfield Town

first_img Share Submit Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Michelle Spillane – Paddy PowerPaddy Power marketing has broken with tradition after announcing that it has become the official shirt sponsor of Huddersfield Town FC for the upcoming 2019/20 Championship football season. The partnership marks the first time that the Irish legacy bookmaker will appear on an English football shirt, with Paddy Power marketing announcing that it has secured ‘the most lucrative sponsorship deal outside of the Premier League’.The Huddersfield Town sponsorship marks a significant U-turn for Paddy Power with regards to football marketing, as the bookmaker has previously stated that English football sponsorships hold little value with regards to long term investments.  Sean Jarvis – Huddersfield TownUpdating the market, Paddy Power’s Brand Marketing Director Michelle Spillane said: “We are excited to announce that we are Huddersfield Town’s shirt sponsor this season. They’re a club which, first and foremost, value their fans and know what it means to be a football supporter. We’re confident this deal will bring some bite and bark to The Terriers’ upcoming season.”Having suffered relegation to the Championship last campaign, Huddersfield has taken a step in the right direction to reclaiming a place in the Premier League by signing with the Irish bookmakers.Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented: “The front-of-shirt sponsorship is very important to the Club and it was vital that we stayed patient to get the right commercial deal. We did that and it’s paid huge dividends through this new relationship with one of the most modern-thinking, pro-active businesses in Paddy Power.”Fans of the West Yorkshire side won’t have to wait long to see their new strip, with the club announcing the home kit will be revealed on Wednesday 17th July.last_img read more

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England sending experienced squad to face the French

first_img8 May 2014 England sending experienced squad to face the French England Golf is sending an experienced team, all of whom have already been capped, for the biennial international against France at Fontainebleau over the weekend of 17th and 18th May. England Golf is sending an experienced team, all of whom have already been capped, for the biennial international against France at Fontainebleau over the weekend of 17th and 18th May. The nine-man squad is: Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex), Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire & Herefordshire), Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon), Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent), Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire), and Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex). All of the squad have titles under their belts at home and abroad and will be eager to reverse the result the last time this match was held on French soil when England lost 13-11 at Chantilly in 2010. Casey, 20, a former boy cap, made his full England debut against Spain at El Prat last year and was also a member of England’s victorious team in the Home Internationals last August at Ganton. In 2013, he won the Selborne Salver and lost a playoff for the Poncat Dutch Junior Open and finished third in the Portuguese Amateur. Chesters, 24, is the reigning European Amateur champion following his victory at El Prat last August. He made his full England debut against the French at Rochester & Cobham in 2012 and was a member of the European team that beat Asia/Pacific in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India earlier this year. Recently he finished runner-up in the Selborne Salver. Evans, 27, was also a member of England’s winning team at Ganton last year on his debut. Over the winter he won two titles in Australia, the Lake Macquarie International and the Avondale Medal and was the leading qualifier in the Australian Amateur. Last year he won the Berkshire Trophy and the Biarritz Cup in France while he was part of the victorious team in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India.  Howard, 23, was another to earn his first full cap in last year’s Home Internationals and earlier this year won the South American Amateur in Colombia. A member of last year’s victorious Lancashire team in the English County Championship, winning five of his six games, he recently finished runner-up in the Hampshire Salver, tied fourth in the Hampshire Hog and equal seventh in the Lytham Trophy. Marsh, 19, a former boy cap, made his full debut in last year’s Home Internationals having won back-to-back events as an amateur on the Gecko Pro Tour in Spain in 2012. Marsh reached the quarter finals of the Amateur Championship last year and finished runner-up in the North of England Youths Championship and the Welsh Open Youths. Earlier this year he was runner-up in the Portuguese Amateur Championship after a playoff. Mullen, 20, was another to make his full England debut in the Home Internationals at Ganton last year and went on to win five of his six games for Devon in the County Finals at Minchinhampton. He finished third to Howard in the South American Amateur and recently won the Duncan Putter in Wales and finished second in the West of England Stroke Play over his home course at Royal North Devon. Saunders, 23, also made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals having finished runner-up in the Chiberta Grand Prix in France. Winner of the Lagonda Trophy in 2012, he finished tied sixth in the Biarritz Cup and seventh in the Brabazon Trophy and the South of England Amateur last year. Smith, 21, represented England for the first time in the 2012 Home Internationals at Glasgow Gailes. That year he reached the semi-finals of the English Amateur and was a member of Wiltshire’s winning team in the County Championship. Last year he was a quarter finalist in the Spanish Amateur, won the Brabazon Trophy at Formby and was a member of the GB&I Walker Cup team. This year he has won the Selborne and Hampshire Salvers. Tree, 19, a former under 16 and boy international, made his full England debut against France in 2012. He won the England under 14 Championship in 2008 and the under 16 title two years later followed by the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters in 2011. Tree represented GB&I against the Continent of Europe in the 2012 Jacques Leglise Trophy and last year helped England win the European Nations Championship and the European Men’s Team Championship. He also has several victories to his name in South Africa and recently finished seventh in the Lytham Trophy. The England v France contests date back to 1934. There have been 32 matches of which England has won 27 and France five. However, four of the French victories have come in the last nine encounters. The match consists of four foursomes and eight singles on each day. Image caption: Nick Marsh (left) and Harry Casey (right). Image copyright Leaderboard Photography.last_img read more

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Read Shoaib Akhtar’s hilarious rant about New Zealand after the Kiwis are whitewashed by…

first_imgImage Courtesy: msn.com/APAdvertisement jr5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7l7al( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3gge1Would you ever consider trying this?😱c59pCan your students do this? 🌚5pt7aguRoller skating! Powered by Firework The New Zealand T20 series win marks a historical achievement for Team India, as being the first team to clinch a 5-0 whitewash victory in any bilateral T20 series ever. The Indian players have showcased marvellous individual talents, as the hosts were absolutely dominated throughout the matches, inducing two consecutive super over wins for Virat Kohli and the squad. While the New Zealand squad is on the pedestall from the fans for a lackluster display of performance, a cricketing icon has taken a jab at the Kiwis, and its none other than former Pakistani international Shoaib Akhtar!Advertisement Image Courtesy: msn.com/APShoaib Akhtar, the superstar Pakistani pacer who hung his boots in 2011, runs his own YouTube channel, where he shares his two cents about the major events occurring in the cricketing world.A well known admirer of the Indian cricket team, Akhtar released a video following India’s fifth victory of the series in the final match of the series on Sunday, where the 44 year old called the Men in Blue’s victory a ‘proper ragra’, while also criticising the Black Caps for their dull display.Advertisement In the video, Akhtar stated that he was ‘disheartened’ on New Zealand, called their performance as ‘foolish cricket’ and even singled out some players in his rant.He said: “What we have seen today again, it’s just stupid. I think now that New Zealand will have to be told: “Dear kids, this is how you have to play, how to score runs, take singles also”. Who loses 3 wickets in an over yaar (friend)? The last match too, they did the same. I really really fail to understand what they are doing,” referring to the third T20 match which went to super over after New Zealand lost three batsmen in the last over.Advertisement Ross Taylor, despite scoring two half centuries in the first and last game of the series, couldn’t keep hold to his wicket while on pitch, as Akhtar continued: “But really painful to see such a senior player as Taylor not finishing games for New Zealand. It just looks stupid to me. I am really angry to see what brand of cricket they are playing. So disheartening to see that New Zealand are playing foolish cricket.”He also added that the scoreline could have been different as the super overs were easily tied in favour of the hosts: “Believe me, that (scoreline) could have been 3-2 easily if New Zealand had shown some maturity. But again you know, they said ‘no we have to lose 5-0 to India.”Watch the full video here-The ODI series between India and New Zealand kicks off tomorrow at the Seddon Park cricket ground.Also read-Shoaib Akhtar advocates adding a ‘G’ before Rohit Sharma’s name to represent the word ‘Great’Pakistani cricket legend extends invite to India for bilateral series: It’s time they sorted out their difference without third party intervention Advertisementlast_img read more

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