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Plan The Perfect Trailblazing Road Trip For Whiskey Lovers and Foodies in Fredericksburg, Virginia

first_img The Distinction Is in the Details Let your pioneer spirit flow at A. Smith Bowman Distillery for a complimentary tour and tasting. After all, getting to enjoy their pre-Prohibition traditions is the perfect start to a well-deserved getaway — especially if you’re in the spirit to try their Whisky Magazine “World’s Best Bourbon” winners, such as their John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey. First Stop: Explore Virginia’s Oldest and Most Award-Winning Distillery The city of Fredericksburg is rich in history — from George Washington’s childhood home to Civil War battlefields and the James Monroe Museum. The best part? Fredericksburg is an extremely walkable town. You can either travel by foot or hop on a trolley from Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Stroll through the city’s Historic District, visit more than 100 unique shops, or join a candlelit walking ghost tour. Quick history lesson: In 1927, before establishing the family’s Distillery, A. Smith Bowman purchased a 7,200-acre farm in Fairfax County called Sunset Hills. Shortly after bringing his dairy and granary idea to life, his fields became so abundant that he needed a use for the excess grain. In 1934, with his cows well-fed and his grain silos packed to the rafters, A. Smith Bowman Distillery was established and, up until the 1950s, the family farm became the sole producer of legal whiskey in the Commonwealth. Autumn is the perfect time to bask in nature’s beauty, so why not take advantage? Rent a canoe from River Rock Outfitter and paddle down the Rappahannock River, cycle along 15 miles of scenic trails, or check out the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail, which connects with the city’s Canal Path to make a 3-mile loop. Bring your camping gear and call it a night at nearby Lake Anna State Park. For the angler, there are numerous great spots to cast your line into one of the park’s fishing ponds or try your luck for bass and giant blue catfish along the banks of the Rappahannock River. Get Lost in History During your complimentary tour, you’ll get to explore every corner of Virginia’s oldest Distillery, from Master Distiller Brian Prewitt’s “Playground” to its new state-of-the-art bottling line that can label, fill, cork, and laser sketch each bottle before it gets shipped to your local store. After your tour and tasting, check out the gift shop to pick up a bottle or two of your new favorite as well as some great Virginia-made, bourbon-infused sauces, home decor made from reclaimed bourbon barrels, and much more.center_img Photo courtesy of Alpine Chef’s Instagram 1940 View of Original Distillery Building After your tour, head downtown let your taste buds continue the exploration. You’re in for a treat as Fredericksburg has a little bit of everything waiting for you on the menu! If you are in the mood for fresh, authentic Italian, Orofino is a must. If you’re long overdue for a romantic date night, enjoy an intimate farm-to-table dinner at Foode. Have an appetite for homemade German dishes? Your mouth watering bratwurst at The Alpine Chef is even brought to your socially-distanced table by a dirndl-dressed server. (Psst. The German word for delicious is Köstlich, by the way.) Take a break from sipping your own supply and swing by Fredericksburg, Virginia for the perfect weekend road trip for whiskey lovers, foodies, and outdoor enthusiasts. From fermentation of its mash to filling up the stills lovingly nicknamed “Mary” and “George” — which pay homage to the parents of the Bowman Brothers — A. Smith Bowman Distillery stays true to its time honored traditions and pays attention to the tiniest details in every step of the process. Connect with the Great Outdoors Although the Distillery has since relocated to Fredericksburg, it still continues to balance long-lived traditions, honoring Virginia’s great pioneers, with experimentation and innovation to create some of the finest spirits in the Commonwealth. Eat Like a Local and Try Fredericksburg’s Favorite Spotslast_img read more

Salvadoran Hands Will Bring Hope to Haitian Earthquake Amputees

first_img The young people have degrees in orthopedics and prosthetics from Don Bosco University (UDB), an institution located in a semi-rural sector of the municipality of Soyapango, on the northeastern edge of San Salvador and notorious for the strong gang presence in its numerous neighborhoods. According to current plans, this group of young people will be replaced in three months by another Salvador team, and the rotation will continue as long as necessary. The technicians, who are traveling to Port-au-Prince Wednesday, will spend the next few months as part of a mission supported by the non-governmental organizations Handicap International and Healing Hands for Haiti, working to help those mutilated in the tragedy recover their mobility. He calculated that the group of Salvadorans will build around three hundred prosthetic limbs in their mission in that country. Although initial plans are for the Salvadorans to work for three months, Martínez affirmed that the mission “can be extended as necessary.” Six young Salvadoran volunteers with expertise in making prosthetic limbs will bring hope to hundreds of Haitians who lost a limb in the earthquake that devastated that impoverished Caribbean country in January. By Dialogo March 04, 2010 “After seeing how difficult and precarious conditions are in Haiti and hearing the international cable-news channels start to mention that thirty, forty, and even one hundred amputations were being performed daily, we coordinated with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)” to offer help, the dean of UDB’s School of Rehabilitation Sciences, José Rolando Martínez, told EFE. last_img read more

PEC deals with second opinions, ancillary businesses

first_imgPEC deals with second opinions, ancillary businesses October 15, 2002 Regular News PEC deals with second opinions, ancillary businessescenter_img A Florida lawyer can set up a separate consulting firm on buying and selling car dealerships as long as the company does not give legal advice; the company does not solicit cases for the law firm; and the lawyer follows the recently adopted ancillary business rule, according to the Professional Ethics Committee.The panel also has put the finishing touches on an advisory opinion to guide lawyers who are approached by represented clients seeking a second opinion.Issues ranging from an attorney requiring mandatory arbitration in client contracts to charging a contingency fee in a post-dissolution case involving pension rights were also dealt with by the committee when it met at the Bar’s recent General Meeting.The PEC asked and received permission from the Bar Board of Governors earlier this year to prepare the advisory opinion on second opinions, and the committee published a draft proposed opinion in the July 15 Bar News. With only minor changes, the committee approved that draft for publication as a proposed advisory opinion. It basically says that attorneys can meet with clients already represented by counsel and who want a second opinion on the services they are receiving or to discuss retaining a new lawyer.The opinion notes that lawyers could be concerned that Rule 4-4.2, which prohibits an attorney contacting a represented party, might apply. But the difference is, the opinion said, that the client is seeking the second opinion.The discussion can include the lawyer giving a second opinion or cover what services the lawyer could provide, including the lawyer’s availability and qualifications.However, the opinion notes that whether such a communication could be considered tortious interference with an existing attorney-client relationship is a legal question outside the scope of the ethics opinion.The opinion, Proposed Advisory Opinion 02-5, will be published for comments by Florida Bar members in an upcoming issue of the News. The PEC’s most extensive debate came over a query from a law firm wanting to establish a consulting business related to buying and selling automobile dealerships.An initial staff opinion said the firm could not set up the business as it appeared it would be funneling legal business to the firm and also might be providing legal services.A representative of the firm attended the meeting and said only non-legal services would be provided, and the ancillary business would not be acting as a referral service for the law firm.After much discussion and several motions, the committee voted to direct staff to rewrite its opinion and find that the firm can set up the consulting business, as long as it complies with Rule 4-5.7, the ancillary business rule.That includes that clients must be told no legal services will be provided and an attorney-client relationship is not formed, and the ancillary business will not act as a feeder by sending referrals to the law firm.On other matters, the PEC:• Affirmed a staff opinion that an attorney may not charge a contingency fee for establishing a woman’s interest in her former husband’s pension. The dissolution took place in Germany and the court had no jurisdiction over the pension matter. Although some committee members argued a contingency fee should be allowed because the pension issue came up post dissolution, the majority argued it was part of a domestic matter and the rules prohibit charging a contingency fee. The committee voted 22-3 to uphold the staff opinion.• Said an attorney who previously had represented a condominium association and unit owners in a class action suit against an owner for construction defects should now not represent the condominium association defending a similar suit brought by a unit owner. The committee cited conflict of interest rules.• Directed staff to prepare a proposed advisory opinion that in certain circumstances it is permissible for an attorney to include in his contracts with clients a clause requiring mandatory arbitration of any disagreements. The draft proposed opinion will be published in an upcoming issue of the News. • Answered an inquiry by the Standing Committee on Advertising whether a lawyer can advertise that a percentage of all fees earned over a certain time will go to charity. The PEC said that is an improper division of fees with a nonlawyer, which is prohibited by the rules.• Deferred action on PAO 02-4 on an attorney’s obligation to protect funds of other property in which a third party may have an interest, at the request of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. The committee will take it up again at its January meeting.• Approved PAO 02-7, which says a lawyer does not have to give a client the new State of Insured Client’s Rights required by Rule 4-1.8(j) if the clients are defendants in employment discrimination claims covered by employment practice liability insurance. The statements also are not required when defending other types of employment liability cases.last_img read more

4 Toys ‘R’ Us Stores to Close on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Four of the 11 Toys ‘R Us locations on Long Island are among about 180 nationwide that are slated to close by April, the company reportedly disclosed in court documents.The closures of a fifth of the company’s stores comes as the popular toy retailer is restructuring its finances in bankruptcy court while it contends with about $8 billion in debt.The local stores slated to close include locations on Sunrise Highway in Sayville, on Corporate Drive in Westbury, on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack and on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa.The New Jersey-based toy store chain was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1948 and now has nearly 900 stores nationwide.last_img

Durbin Amendment fight: Who’s ready, who’s not?

first_img continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A fight to repeal the so-called Durbin Amendment could put any effort to overhaul Dodd-Frank at risk, Mallory Duncan, senior vice president and counsel at the National Retail Federation warned Tuesday.“There’s not an appetite to have this fight again,” Duncan said, in an interview.However, credit union officials, who favor repeal, are gearing up for that fight.The Financial CHOICE Act being pushed by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) would repeal the amendment.The Durbin Amendment to Dodd-Frank placed a cap on credit card interchange fees. The common name of the cap comes from its principal sponsor, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.).last_img read more

Long Island Marathon Weekend Road Closures and More

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Marathon (Michael Damm)What’s Going On?Long Island Marathon Weekend kicks off Saturday with runners participating in a one-mile race and a 5K. The races begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The one-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Awards for both races will be given to the top males, females, and wheelchair participants. Sunday will be a little more hectic. Racers participating in the 10K, half-marathon and full marathon will sprint off at 8 a.m. The three races will also begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and conclude inside Eisenhower Park. Again, awards will be given out to the top three overall finishers in their respective categories. Weather?Beautiful. Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 63 degrees. Sunday will be even more glorious, with sunny skies and a high of 70. What Can’t I Bring?Bags and backpacks are not allowed at the marathon. Will There Be Beer?Of course. The Finish Line Festival area inside Eisenhower Park will be replete with beer, energy drinks, juice, and snacks from local sponsors. There will also be live music. Cheers and good luck! Road Closures (Courtesy of Nassau County police) SaturdayCharles Lindbergh Blvd. 8:00 A.M-10:00 A.M.(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Except above)Earle Ovington Blvd. 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Entire length)Quentin Roosevelt Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(South of Commercial Ave.)Other Closures:Meadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 7:45 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.SundayAll times listed are approximate.Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 5:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:15 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Except above)Merrick Avenue 7:30 A.M-10:00 A.M.(North of Hempstead Turnpike)Old Country Road 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Post Ave. to School Street) School Street 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Old Country Road to Railroad Ave.) Salisbury Park Drive 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.Railroad Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:00 A.M.Post Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.(Railroad Ave. to Jericho Turnpike)Jericho Turnpike 7:50 A.M.-11:00 A.M.(Post Ave. to Brush Hollow Road. Westbound side of Jericho Turnpike will remain open.) Brush Hollow Road 7:50 A.M.-11:30 A.M. (Brush Hollow Road, south of Wantagh Parkway, will remain open.)Carman Avenue 7:50 A.M.-2:00 P.M.(Old Country Rd. to Nottingham Rd.)Wantagh Parkway 7:50 A.M.-3:00 P.M.Other Closures:Northern State Parkway exits to Post Avenue and Wantagh Parkway will be closed.All exits and entrances to and from Wantagh Parkway will be closedMeadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 5:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.Eisenhower Park’s Park Blvd. will not allow through traffic between 7:15 A.M and 10:00 A.M. The Hempstead Turnpike entrance to the park will be open throughout the day for Golf and Carltun guests, with a turnaround at the golf course until 10:00 A.M.last_img read more

Iloilo City library gives modules, holds online storytelling for kids

first_imgILOILO City – The Iloilo City Public Library (ICPL) has been conducting various initiatives to continuously educate children here while staying at home amid the quarantine. PHOTO COURTESY OF ICPL Likewise, more modules will be produced for children aged four to 10 years old, according to Aguirre. City Librarian Marion Aguirre said that they have produced interaction modules for children and they are also conducting visual storytelling via their official Facebook Page. Meanwhile, the visual storytelling aims to teach, inspire, and educate children, as part of their campaign to encourage kids to read more books rather than engaging in non-educational activities. “We are doing this for our children and we are also prioritizing kids with special needs to educate them and to give appropriate learning and to make their minds work,” she said.center_img She added that this activity paves way for children to be more attentive and interactive, and to instill the love for reading. (Iloilo City-PIO/PIA6 Iloilo/PN) Aguirre said that the weekly activity highlights storytelling for children aged four to 10 years old. She added that parents can also visit the ICPL at the second floor of the Iloilo City Hall in order to get the modules for free. She said that they have started providing these modules, which comprised English, Math and Arts last May.last_img read more

Liverpool seal Lovren deal

first_imgLiverpool have announced the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton on a long-term contract. Press Association “The 25-year-old Croatian international today put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after completing his medical.” Although no transfer fee was announced by either club, Southampton confirmed it was a “significant fee” with reports putting the figure at £20million for the centre-back, who played all three of Croatia’s matches at this summer’s World Cup. Lovren moves to Liverpool after just one year at Southampton, who he joined on a four-year contract from Lyon last summer having previously played for Dinamo Zagreb and Inter Zapresic. After completing his switch to Brendan Rodgers’ side, Lovren – who scored the winning goal for Saints at Anfield last season – told “It’s a dream come true. I’m happy and glad to be here. I’m proud and can’t wait to start. I know we have millions and millions of supporters – Liverpool is more than a club. “After I played at Anfield last season, I said to myself: ‘One day I hope I’ll be able to play here for Liverpool’. The fans will know from the first minute that I’m a player that will give 100 per cent on the pitch.” On that previous appearance at Anfield, Lovren added: “Jose Fonte, my defensive partner at Southampton, told me to listen to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before the first whistle and to enjoy the moment. It was really amazing – I had chills on my arms and it’s something that I will never forget. I want to listen to that song every other weekend.” Lovren, who hopes his visa will be completed on Monday so he will be able to travel to the United States on Tuesday to join his new team-mates on their pre-season tour, is one of five new signings at Liverpool this summer. Aside from England internationals Lambert and Lallana – who it emerged on Friday could miss the start of the season after injuring his knee in training – the Reds have also snapped up Emre Can and Lazar Markovic as they look to build on last season’s second-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League. Liverpool had also been chasing QPR striker Loic Remy, but Press Association Sport understands his proposed move is off after the Reds pulled out due to concerns over the player’s medical. Remy has this week been with the Merseysiders in Boston ahead of what was expected to be the completion of a deal reports suggested would be for around £8million. With personal terms understood to have been agreed, it was initially thought that problems with paperwork had caused a delay to the transfer being sealed, but it now appears it will not go through at all because of Liverpool’s worries relating to the France international’s physical condition. Remy, 27, scored 14 goals in the Barclays Premier League last season for Newcastle while on a season-long loan from QPR and subsequently played for his country at the World Cup. Back on the pitch, Liverpool made hard work of beating Greek champions Olympiacos 1-0 in a friendly match played in Chicago on Sunday night. Raheem Sterling scored what proved to be the winner after only five minutes of their International Champions Cup opener, but the Reds could not double their lead and Olympiacos almost equalised in the second half. The Croatia international penned his deal with the Reds on Sunday to become the third Southampton player to move to Anfield this summer following striker Rickie Lambert and midfielder Adam Lallana. A Liverpool statement read: ” Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton. last_img read more

Pulis: Berahino will be in squad

first_img Press Association And Pulis has no problem with the 21-year-old playing, but insisted Albion will not rely on him against the Toffees. He said: “From a football point of view he will be in the squad. I will have a chat with him if I feel it is necessary and if it’s not necessary I will leave it. “He has been a good kid since I walked in through the door. He has been fine. He has to make sure he maintains that. “I think the rest of the players have done OK as well. We have got other players who can score goals, other players who hopefully, if given the opportunity if we don’t play Saido, will step in and put a shift in. “It isn’t a one-man team. It certainly isn’t a one-man team in respect of how young and inexperienced Saido is.” The Baggies are a point behind 13th placed Everton but just two points above the Barclays Premier League drop zone. But Pulis, who is only without the injured Jonas Olsson, remains relaxed about West Brom banking early points, with their final four games against Manchester United, Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal. He said: ” Every time I have been in the Premier League the points are important. Every game is three points, irrespective of who you are playing. West Brom head coach Tony Pulis is prepared to unleash Saido Berahino at Everton but insisted the Baggies are not a one-man team. “If we knew what was going to happen we would all be on an island in Barbados in the West Indies. Who’d have thought Sunderland would have got the points they got at the back end of last season? “They had an unbelievable run-in and they ended up getting the points and staying up. Nobody gave us a chance when we went to Palace, so if we need the points from the last five games we need the points and we have to make sure we get them by hook or by crook. “That’s life. You can’t give up and say: ‘If we don’t do that it is all over with five games to go’.” The striker is available for Monday’s trip to Goodison Park following his 12-month driving ban after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving on Friday. He was originally due to appear on Monday but saw the date moved forward at short notice. last_img read more

Two consultations launched on high prize machines and online credit card use

first_img Submit Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings March 12, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 UKGC gambling statistics highlight retail declines May 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share The Gambling Commission is inviting members of the public, gambling businesses and other stakeholders to provide their views on two key issues as part of its work to prevent gambling-related harms. The Commission is requesting views and data on the issue of gambling online with credit cards and, separately, on improving player control measures on all Category B gaming machines, the high prize machines with a typical top prize of £500.Paul Hope, executive director at the Gambling Commission, said: “We are exploring measures that could help reduce the risk of harm to consumers who use their credit cards to gamble online, and to those who play on all Category B machines. We want consumers, gambling firms and other interested parties to have their say and provide evidence that will help us make gambling safer.”Last year the Commission backed the principle that consumers should not gamble with money they do not have – gambling with borrowed money is already well-established as a risk factor for harmful gambling. Now it is seeking meaningful input to help determine if restrictions, potentially including an outright ban, are necessary to limit risks to consumers.The other call for evidence gives an opportunity for gambling businesses to outline how they will meet the challenges set out in the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures over the protections for players using Category B gaming machines.In April, the maximum stake on Category B2 gaming machines (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals) will be reduced from £100 to £2. Category B1 machines in casinos and Category B3 machines, sited in arcades, bingo halls and betting shops, offer maximum stakes of £5 and £2 respectively, but at up to eight times the speed of play of B2 games.Data indicate that the risks associated with Category B1 and B3 machines are broadly similar to the risks with B2 machines at a £100 maximum stake – the reason why the Commission said last year in its advice to Government that it wanted to explore player protection options further. Those options include tracking play, using time and monetary limits and alerts, and communicating messages about gambling safely. The Commission also said it wants to hear about industry efforts to evaluate harm prevention measures.Both calls for evidence will be available on the Gambling Commission’s website from 10am.Payments and the future of retail betting are just two of the topics that will be address at next month’s Betting on Football conference. Find out more here.last_img read more