Otter Creek Brewing Co, LLC of Middlebury, Vermont is pleased to announce that an agreement is in place with Ken and Kathleen Strong, the founders of the legendary The Shed Restaurant in Stowe, VT- to have Otter Creek Brewing acquire The Shed Brewery and the award winning Shed brand family of ales. The change is effective immediately. Plans are underway to transfer The Shed’s existing brewing equipment to Middlebury, Vermont- home of the Otter Creek Brewery and Wolaver’s Organic brands, so that there is no interruption in supply to the marketplace.Brian Walsh, President of Otter Creek Brewing Co. said, ‘We are extremely proud that Ken and Kathy Strong have entrusted their beer brands and the rich heritage of The Shed Brewery to us. We look forward to working with them as ongoing ambassadors for Shed Mountain Ale and the entire brand family.’The Shed recently closed the landmark location on the Stowe Mountain Road. Walsh went on to say, ‘The Shed family is a Vermont treasure. Otter Creek Brewing is proud to be able to continue the brewing history of The Shed.’Mike Gerhart, Brewmaster at Otter Creek, has been working closely with Ken Strong on the details with The Shed recipes and equipment. The brewing traditions and additional capacity at Otter Creek is well positioned to continue the heritage and quality of an iconic Vermont brand.Ken Strong said today, ‘Kathy and I are very pleased that Otter Creek Brewing, a Vermont brewer, was willing to assume the operation of The Shed Brewery and brands. It is terrific that Shed Mountain Ale will continue to be brewed and served throughout Vermont.’ As for future plans to reopen The Shed Restaurant Ken Strong said, ‘We are continuing to evaluate choices and locations to reopen The Shed as soon as possible.’ October 31, 2011Middlebury, Vermont
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According to the data of the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in Croatia in the period from January to the end of October, 19 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 104.3 million overnight stays (+ 4%) were realized. Out of that, foreign tourists realized 17 million arrivals (+ 6%) and 92 million overnight stays (+ 4%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 9% and in overnight stays by 6%. During the ten months, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (28.2 million), while in the Split-Dalmatia County 19.7 million overnight stays were realized, ie 18.8 million overnight stays in Kvarner. They are followed by Zadar County with 14.4 million overnight stays and Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.7 million overnight stays. 7.1 million overnight stays were realized in Šibenik-Knin County, 3.3 million overnight stays in Lika-Senj County, while 2.1 million overnight stays were realized in Zagreb. On the continent, not including Zagreb, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (600.000), Krapina-Zagorje (295.000), Zagreb (178.000), Osijek-Baranja (170.000) and Međimurje counties (163.000).Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli emphasized that the achieved results are proof of Croatia’s successful positioning as a quality year-round destination. “The growth of tourist arrivals in October, as well as in the whole year, is an excellent example of the change in the perception of Croatia as a tourist destination on the world tourist market, ie our ever better positioning as a year-round destination. I am especially pleased that during the previous month, among the most numerous guests were those from the USA, China and South Korea. This is another confirmation that our activities and programs aimed at strengthening our presence in distant markets and improving air connectivity have given excellent results, and additional interest in Croatia has been expressed by many airlines at the London Tourism Fair. This winter, Croatia will be connected to over 100 destinations across Europe and the world, and next year we will invest 40 million kuna in the existing air program, which I believe will contribute to even better results.”, Said Minister Cappelli. “During the first ten months, the majority of tourist traffic was registered in commercial accommodation facilities, which accounted for a high share of 85 percent of total traffic. The structure of commercial accommodation is dominated by turnover in family accommodation with a share of 43 percent, followed by hotels with 27 percent and camps with a 21 percent share in the total realized traffic in the commercial segment. That is why further strengthening and raising the quality of the accommodation offer is imposed as a strategic goal, which in combination with the focused promotion of selective forms of tourism and the opening of new markets to Croatian tourism will ensure further growth and sustainable development.”, emphasized the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that the implementation of two promotional campaigns is underway, one for health tourism which is implemented in six markets until December 6 and the other which is focused on the promotion of MICE tourism and which is implemented until the end of December in markets such as the USA, France, Germany, Austria, the UK, etc. At the national level, during the first ten months, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (21 million), Slovenia (10.4 million), Austria (7.6 million), Poland (6.3 million) and the Czech Republic (5.5 million). nights realized in in households (37.8 million) and in hotels (24.4 million) and camps (18.9 million). Top destinations in the first ten months according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin. In October, there were 13 percent more arrivalsIn October, there were 997.000 arrivals and 3.4 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to October 2017 represents an increase of 13% in arrivals and 9% in overnight stays. In the same month, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in the Split-Dalmatia County (668.000 overnight stays) and in Istria (610.000 overnight stays) and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County (575.000 overnight stays). They are followed by Kvarner with 484.000 overnight stays, Zadar County with 378.000 overnight stays, Zagreb with 224.000 overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 195.000 overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 73.000 overnight stays. In October, the highest number of overnight stays on the continent was in Karlovac (30.000), Krapina-Zagorje (29.000), Osijek-Baranja (22.000), Zagreb (18.000) and Međimurje counties (15.000).The top destinations in October according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split, and the largest growth in the number of arrivals and overnight stays in October was recorded from the markets of China, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Canada, France and Germany.
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Topics : Ukraine reached 10,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday as Health Minister Maksym Stepanov urged the public to be patient and not violate lockdown measures that have kept the country’s death toll far lower than in much of western Europe.The government shut businesses such as cafes, restaurants, markets and cinemas last month, closed its borders to foreign citizens and shut down almost all air and rail travel, causing a spike in job losses.Anger at the lockdown led to hundreds of businessmen protesting near the government building on Wednesday, while Stepanov also said more people were ignoring a ban on visiting parks. Stepanov told a televised briefing that 261 people had died from COVID-19.”But this is not the thousands that are happening in Italy and Spain. Quarantine was introduced very quickly (in Ukraine) and it was thanks to this that we managed to contain the situation,” he said.”Thanks to the quarantine measures, we managed to avoid the peak incidence and peak load on the medical system.”The government has extended the lockdown until May 11 and expects the pandemic to peak in Ukraine early next month. It is considering whether to open food markets back up in the meantime, with social distancing rules. But there are growing signs of public impatience.”What do we see in the last days? We see rallies, people on the streets, we see traffic jams, we see an increase in the number of people in parks. I understand that being in quarantine for five, six weeks is very difficult,” Stepanov said.”When you go out to rallies or when you start violating the quarantine, don’t think about just yourself. Think about your loved ones whom you can infect by becoming infected at such events.”The government had been particularly anxious to avoid a spike in new infections over Orthodox Easter on April 19, after a prominent monastery became an infection hotspot.The pandemic is expected to tip Ukraine into recession this year, prompting the government to appeal to the International Monetary Fund for aid.The government has allocated 6 billion hryvnias ($222 million) for payments to the unemployed and has increased its forecast for the unemployment rate this year to 9.4%.A survey carried out by the Rating research group in early April showed 8% of Ukrainians had lost their jobs during the lockdown, and 29% had taken a vacation.
Members of the security forces, officials and survivors have been working in deep mud, searching for any survivors and trying to clear the disaster area for more than 28 hours.The effort has been hampered by blocked and damaged roads.At least 250 people were injured.”The situation is very grim, the scale of loss is intense,” said AzimiSurvivors said many children were among the dead. The death toll was expected to rise as families prepared for mass burials with extensive rubble yet to be cleared.Afghanistan regularly suffers from drought but can be hit by very heavy rain during the south Asian monsoon. Topics : The death toll from flash floods in Afghanistan rose to 150 on Thursday as survivors and rescue workers combed through the debris of more than 1,500 homes that were destroyed to the north of the capital, Kabul.Authorities moved more than 900 families out of areas of mountainous Parwan province that were devastated by the flash floods, triggered by exceptionally heavy rain this week.”The search is still on as many people, we fear, are still buried under the rocks and rubble,” said Tamim Azimi, a spokesman for the ministry of disaster management.
Queensland’s biggest real estate turn-offs revealed Why everyone is moving to Queensland The couple bid over FacetimeMr Leong said a buyer purchasing a property sight unseen was “very rare”.“They are a young couple planning to rent it,” he said. “Her family is still in Brisbane, but even they didn’t inspect it.More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago“Sunnybank is a good area to buy in at the right price … I think they did well.” This house was purchased by an interstate couple who had never set foot on the propertyLJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agent Ben Leong said the couple, from Sydney, saw 20 Pinecone St at Sunnybank online less than 24 hours before it was due to go under the hammer.He said the couple then participated in the auction, which was held last Saturday, via Facetime, eventually securing it with a winning bid of $640,000.“They bought it sight unseen,” he said. “We had been expecting one buyer, but this couple rang up the day before and the auction was quite competitive.” A bedroom in the Sunnybank houseIn another fast sale, a renovated Queenslander in one of Brisbane’s hottest school catchment zones sold in less than 24 hours, with the new owner putting down an unconditional cash offer to secure the prized home just moments after inspecting it. RELATED: Pimped out Queenslander sells in 24 hours The Sunnybank houseRecently, an untouched house at Auchenflower attracted two written offers before it went under the hammer, including one offer from a keen Sydney buyer who had never clapped eyes on the property.It went under the hammer as planned, selling for $780,000 — $100,000 above reserve. RELATED: Untouched home sells $100k above seller’s reserve price Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US The Sunnybank house was owned by an elderly real estate agentMr Leong said buyers were seeing good value in the Brisbane property market, and some were not afraid to take risks to secure their spot in the river city.“We are getting a lot of inquiries from interstate buyers, particularly from Sydney,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45If you have ever bought an item online, you would know that buying sight unseen can be a risky move. But an interstate buyer took the concept to a whole new level, snapping up an entire house without ever setting foot in the property. MORE NEWS: Where to find southeast’s most affordable land
Pluto LNG platform (Image courtesy of Woodside)TechnipFMC said it has been awarded a contract by Australian LNG operator Woodside to upgrade the Pluto platform for water treatment, located offshore Western Australia.The contract includes the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the Pluto water handling module.This module, to be installed on the existing Pluto Alpha Gas production platform, will consist of facilities for water separation and treatment, together with upgraded power generation units, TechnipFMC said in its statement.The Pluto offshore facility is located about 190 kilometers off Karratha, in Western Australia’s north-west.The produced gas from the offshore facility is transferred through an existing pipeline to Woodside’s Pluto LNG onshore plant.The production license is held by Woodside (operator and 90%), Kansai Electric (5%) and Tokyo Gas (5%).
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 1, 2016 at 9:16 pm With one last regular-season game at Florida State on Saturday, Syracuse (19-11, 9-8 Atlantic Coast) remains on the NCAA Tournament bubble.Though SU nearly knocked off No. 8 North Carolina on Monday night, it has lost three of its last four. Beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman discuss three topics surrounding the Orange as it nears postseason play.1. What must Syracuse do to beat Florida State on Saturday, a game many are considering a must-win?Sam Blum: This goes back to the age-old answer of the season: The Orange probably needs to shoot pretty well to win games. The Seminoles play a couple of trees down low and have multiple offensive threats. But this game is a battle of the bubble, and if the Orange can knock off a fellow dweller twice in one season that’ll be very important come Selection Sunday. The Orange showed on Monday that it can play well, even when it doesn’t play even close to its best game. An effort like that would probably be enough to beat FSU.Jesse Dougherty: Obviously Syracuse needs to shoot well from the perimeter (per usual), but these teams’ last meeting showed the Orange will have a good chance to win if it limits Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley’s scoring opportunities. The freshman pair forms a two-man scoring machine for the Seminoles, but SU held them to four combined points in the second half on Feb. 11 after they scored a collective 21 in the first. The Orange put up 85 points on a spotty FSU defense in that game, but how much SU can limit the Seminoles’ backcourt will be the key in Tallahassee.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatt Schneidman: I’m not sure if Syracuse can again shoot a blistering 62 percent from the field like it did the last time it played FSU. Let’s be honest, that’s not going to happen. But a more realistic formula for the Orange to pull off a vital game is to contain the two-headed freshman monster of Bacon and Beasley. Last time out, the Orange held the pair to below their season averages. The FSU bigs aren’t much of an offensive threat, so neutralizing its potentially lethal backcourt could lock up a spot in the NCAA Tournament before heading to Washington, D.C. for the conference tournament.Liam Sheehan | Asst. Photo Editor 2. Syracuse nearly knocked off national championship contender UNC with Tyler Roberson going for nine points and 11 rebounds. How much production must Syracuse get from him each game for the Orange to make a postseason run?S.B.: It feels like Syracuse has played a long slew of games in which its opponent has been interior-focused. SU needs Tyler Roberson plugged in every game, since it’s so evident what he does for a team when he’s playing well. Getting points on the offensive glass and being the only Orange jersey in a group of players and still getting a board is something he’s a pro at. When he doesn’t play well, it’s hard to imagine Syracuse doing much of anything down the stretch of this season. Having him around a double-double would be ideal.J.D.: Since Syracuse only lost by five on the road to the Tar Heels — widely considered one of the best teams in the country — I think it’s safe to say that something around nine points and 11 rebounds (or more simply 10 and 10) is what the Orange needs from Roberson. UNC collected 19 offensive rebounds on Monday, the most SU has given up this season, but Syracuse grabbed a respectable 12. Roberson was responsible for half of those, which proves the SU offense has a whole new layer when he is aggressive on that end.M.S.: Roberson is Syracuse’s best option to battle with an opponent on the boards and if 11 rebounds is what Jim Boeheim “expects,” just imagine if he could go off for a couple more and actually draw some legitimate praise from his head coach. Sure, there were some outliers of late were Roberson wasn’t his usual self on the glass. But the key with the junior is finishing. He’ll almost always log near double-digit rebounds, but it’s when he converts those offensive boards into second-chance points of his own that Syracuse receives an extra boost.3. How can Syracuse win games against NCAA Tournament-caliber teams when it shoots poorly from 3?S.B.: Syracuse shot 5-of-20 from 3 on Monday and still almost beat the nation’s No. 8 team on the road. When one thing doesn’t go well, another thing must. Playing good defense, and stopping second-chance opportunities is crucial. Getting second chances and making free throws is too. It’s certainly possible for Syracuse to win without making 3s, but it isn’t possible if the Orange is taking more than 30 3s. If it isn’t working, then SU players like Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson should look to get to the basket, something they’re all capable of.J.D.: To still be effective offensively, which would be necessary to win in this situation, the Orange has to get to the rim and draw fouls. Both Gbinije and Richardson are very savvy off the dribble, and Cooney has also shown the ability to mix up inside on offense. No, Syracuse didn’t beat the Tar Heels on Monday, but it came within five points because SU went to the line 23 times and made 19 free throws. There are a lot of ways to compensate for poor perimeter shooting, and getting to the stripe for high-percentage scoring opportunities is a very tangible one.M.S.: Syracuse is just going to have to hope that Tyler Lydon and Roberson can assert themselves on the inside and Dajuan Coleman can chip in eight points or so. Oh, and there’s that thing called defense, which Syracuse isn’t too bad at. The Orange needs to hold an NCAA Tournament caliber team to 65 or fewer points and get some inside scoring if it wants to save its season in March when the long ball, hypothetically, isn’t falling. Comments
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 2, 2018 at 8:16 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse has never lost a home-opener in the Ian McIntyre era. A tie was followed by seven wins. Winning and losing seasons have all begun the same on SU’s home turf, without a loss at home for the Orange to hang their heads on. “Season-openers are season-openers,” McIntyre said. It’s inherent that it will be a good game, but history has also allowed the Orange to stay calm, McIntyre said. In Syracuse’s (2-1) 4-3 win over to Hofstra (0-3-1), SU had its strong moments. Ones that left Hofstra players with their hands on their knees, their bodies draped on the floor and their hands on their heads. The superiority of ACC soccer befell it. But the Orange displayed a variety of issues that plagued it a year ago. The defense failed to provide fortitude in front of its starting goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert. McIntyre and Syracuse players conceded the game was too exciting toward the end.“From a coaching perspective,” McIntyre said, “not exactly how we would have written it.”Hilpert said he thinks SU was the better team for all 90 minutes. For a large part of the game, that held true. In the 14th minute, Hugo Delhommelle, who had played almost the entirety of the game in the inner third, fired a pass down the left sideline to Ryan Raposo. Raposo, upon receiving the ball, faked right and shot a right foot shot directly at the Hofstra goalkeeper on the left side of the goal. The save deflected off his leg to Severin Soerlie, who carefully yet not fluently tapped the ball into the middle of the net and ran to the right end line. He syphoned the crowd with the subtle fluttering of his right hand, stopped, hopped and threw up an “X” across his chest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLater, Delhommelle fired a free kick to the head of Tajon Buchanan who effortlessly scored. After the play, Delhommelle turned to the sideline and saluted by sticking out his thumb and pinky fingers like a cell phone and turning them in a semi-circle. McIntyre yelled Delhommelle’s first name and stuck two thumbs up in his direction.History shows that Syracuse produces no shortage of momentous glory in its early-season competition. Sunday had that: Buchanan had a career-high two goals, the Orange scored more goals than it had in any game last season and creative dances followed each one. But the errors SU displayed stood out. And the results began to show.“It was probably not as boring as I hoped it would have been,” McIntyre said.In the 22nd minute, John-Austin Ricks whiffed a header adjacent to the SU net and pulled the Hofstra attacker down as he fell to the ground. The resulting penalty awarded a penalty kick to the Pride, and Luke Brown easily sunk the shot. It wasn’t the last time Syracuse would swing and miss. Sondre Norheim missed two headers a few possessions later that gave the Pride two corner opportunities. Ricks missed a kick in the second half and the ball went through his legs by midfield.Kamal Miller, who injured himself in the Portland game, didn’t suit up and the defense looked lost. On a Hofstra free kick right over the middle of the field, Norheim, Djimon Johnson and Hilpert formed a triangle around a Hofstra offensive player. As the ball neared Hilpert, he leaped. Going into the game, Hilpert said that McIntyre warned the Orange of Hofstra’s game plan. The Pride were tall and they would use it to their advantage.With that, the Hofstra player jumped higher and lifted the ball, narrowly dodging Hilbert’s head and bouncing into the goal. Hilpert shrugged and held both his hands up to the sideline. McIntyre mirrored his gesture, but then turned and slumped his shoulders. He located his corner of the SU bench and took a seat.“We got punished for small mistakes,” Hilpert said. Comments The moments continued to pile up, but a goal by freshman Hilli Goldhar brought the crowd back, forgetting all the sighs and annoyed yells of earlier. The freshman leaped and hollered. The clock dwindled down and approached an SU win, all they needed to do was hold firm. “Just make sure we keep this,” Norheim thought to himself. But the Pride answered in the 86th minute with a goal from Luke Brown. The crowd went from buzzing to silent. Hilpert can’t pinpoint the exact emotion he felt, a lot was going through his mind. Though, most of it wasn’t good.“Could’ve handled it better,” Norheim said.With just over two minutes remaining a goal from Tajon Buchanan lifted SU out of the abyss. He celebrated with a backflip. The SU bench erupted. The crowd followed. “When you’re a part of this team you know the game isn’t over until it’s over,” Hilpert said. “Until the clock makes that weird noise.”The countdown at the end of the game and the “weird noise” from the clock was followed with smiles from SU and its fans. This time, Buchanan’s last goal left little time for the Orange to make another mistake.Last season, SU lost all eight of its games by one goal. When it came down to the end, the Orange rarely prevailed. This season’s tide has already shifted. The Orange already had one late win under their belt and there was the preseason overtime winner over Villanova by Raposo. McIntyre said in those scenarios, ideally, the Orange prevail.The wounds exposed by a last-minute win to a mid-level Colonial Athletic Association Conference Hofstra team remained prevalent. Three goals is too much, the players said. Not just to Hofstra, to anyone. But same as a win holds little weight, Hilpert said the mistakes are the same.“The vibe just feels so different,” Hilpert said of the locker room. “It’s a new season.”