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Tour de Brews: Explore Loudoun’s Beer Scene via the W&OD Trail

first_img Loudoun County is fortunate enough to have multiple ways to navigate around the popular LoCo Ale Trail. For the more active beer drinkers, a great way to explore the county — and the breweries— is by way of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD).The W&OD is a paved trail that runs 45 miles long connecting the bustling city of Washington D.C. to the tranquil countryside of Loudoun County, Virginia. With many breweries just steps away, the trail is perfect for cyclists and craft beer enthusiasts alike. All the breweries along the trail welcome cyclists and it is not uncommon for tasting rooms to have as many bikes parked outside as they do cars!In Loudoun, you can catch the trail in Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg or Purcellville, creating many access points to plan your trip. Plan ahead and hit an entire cluster or bike from town to town for the full LoCo experience.Photo: @staceypriviaCluster #1: Purcellville GatewayRepresenting western Loudoun, the charming town of Purcellville is where the W&OD trail begins! Known as “Everybody’s Home Town,” downtown Purcellville boasts several eclectic boutiques and breweries, including nano-brewery Adroit Theory, known for barrel-aged brews and a rotation of creative flavors! Need a snack? Be sure to swing by local favorite, Monk’s BBQ.Trail Mile Marker: 44.5Belly Love BrewingDragon Hops BrewingTrail Mile Marker: 44.6Adroit Theory Brewing CompanyJack’s Run Brewing CompanyCluster #2: Downtown LeesburgA lot of options await you in historic downtown Leesburg! Just steps off the trail, Leesburg has the largest cluster of breweries all within a mile radius of each other and the trail – talk about easy access! The downtown area is also stocked full with plenty of delicious restaurant options to refuel, including Fireworks Pizza, King Street Oyster Bar and Delirium Cafe!Trail Mile Marker: 34Loudoun Brewing CompanyBike TrAle BrewingDog Money Brewery and RestaurantBlack Walnut BreweryBlack Hoof Brewing CompanyCrooked Run BrewingCluster #3: Dulles Corridor – AshburnHead east on the trail and you will enter Ashburn, home to Old Ox and Lost Rhino. As two of the original bikeable breweries in the area, you will not want to miss these Loudoun staples. Next up, try Ashburn’s newest brewery, The Craft of Brewing, where you can taste unique homebrewer recipes on site!Trail Mile Marker: between 25 & 25.5Old Ox BreweryTrail Mile Marker: 25.5Lost Rhino Brewing CompanyTrail Mile Marker: 25The Craft of BrewingPhoto: @living_the_flavorful_lifeCluster #4: Dulles Corridor – SterlingContinuing east, Sterling offers three more off-the-trail options perfect for a cold refreshing pint! At contract brewery Beltway, try different brands of beer right in their tasting room. Or visit Loudoun’s newest brewery, Rocket Frog. Next door is Crooked Run’s second location where you can order delicious tacos to pair with your craft brew – yum!Trail Mile Marker: between 22 & 22.5Beltway Brewing CompanyTrail Mile Marker: 22.5Crooked Run – SterlingRocket Frog Brewinglast_img read more

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Court Authorizes Extradition of Guatemalan Drug Trafficker to U.S.

first_img Lorenzana Lima, alias “El Patriarca” [The Patriarch], is considered the head of the family business and was arrested on April 26, 2011. “The decision was issued unanimously, and it should be noted that the court did not address the question of the suspect’s guilt, but only the basis for the request” for extradition, Álvarez, the president of the Third Criminal Trial Court, told local press. A Guatemalan court has authorized the extradition to the United States of alleged Guatemalan drug boss Elio Lorenzana Cordón, accused of membership in a drug-trafficking organization, the chief judge, Saúl Álvarez, announced. By Dialogo February 23, 2012 Lorenzana Cordón was arrested on November 8, 2011, at his residence in El Llano, in the department of Zacapa, around 170 km east of the capital, on charges of conspiracy to import five or more kilos of drugs into U.S. territory. According to the charges, the Lorenzanas worked for Guatemalan drug boss Otto Herrera, arrested in Colombia, from where he was transferred to the United States to face 92 drug-trafficking counts, since he was one of that country’s ten most wanted criminals. According to the criminal complaint, Lorenzana Cordón has been under investigation by the United States since 1999 and is suspected of having received, stored, and transported drugs by land, together with his family. The suspect’s father, Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, is also in custody and sought by U.S. law enforcement. last_img read more

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LIRR Train Hits Car in Brentwood, Service Suspended

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road service is suspended in both directions between the Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma branches after a non-passenger train hit a vehicle Tuesday morning.The westbound equipment train collided with the car just east of the Brentwood station shortly after 10 a.m., a LIRR spokesman said.Based on information from previous incidents the railroad said train service will remain suspended for several hours.The railroad has yet to release the condition of anyone involved in the crash.last_img read more

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Who You Calling Bossy?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York When Lina Gottesman and her husband opened their construction supplybusiness nearly 30 years ago, she drew plenty of industry attention, none ofit wanted.“There I was, a young woman wearing high heels walking around constructionsites,” Gottesman recalls. “I heard lots of catcalls, wolf whistles and lipsmacking.”Three decades before #Metoo, she reacted from the gut.“I had to prove to them I was one of the guys,” she says. “I’m a pretty feistyperson. I pointed my finger at them and said loudly: ‘F*** you! Get back to work!’”The aggression eased up. A few days later the Smithtown business owner tried getting friendly.“I had bought a supply of logoed windbreakers for my employees and brought a bunch to the construction site,” she says. She handed them out and the men – catcallers included – started wearing them to work.“Now when I visited my client I’d see 20 guys outside wearing ‘Altus Metal Marble & Wood’ on their backs,” she says.The gesture turned into free advertising. Women entering the workforce, starting companies of their own, applying to universities or seeking access to public services have long complained of unequal treatment. Their grievances include bosses and coworkers making unwanted advances; clients and prospects making lewd comments; glass ceilings; and much more. The pushback, often voiced over social media, has become successfully disruptive.“All business owners face certain challenges, but women often have unique obstacles to overcome because of their gender,” asserts the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women on its website, LICenter.org. “Their male peers are less likely to encounter these issues.”One of the major challenges to women is handling expectations. Negotiating, whether it’s for a salary, an equity stake in a partnership, or division of labor in a household, is where many women struggle most. Men who roar at the bargaining table gain fame, wealth and admiration.Women who assert themselves get called aggressive or pejoratives. Fear of being labeled deters many females from acting in their own best interests at work, in the home, or during divorce proceedings, said Rebecca Zung, a Los Angeles attorney. Zung recently leads online negotiating seminars for women. Her latest event was sponsored by the Ellevate Network, a global women’s networking group with an active LI chapter. Her program: “Essential High-Power Negotiating Skills for Women.”Based on years of experience representing “thousands of clients going through divorces,” Zung concluded that men and women negotiate differently.“The biggest difference is that men can compartmentalize everything,” she says. “In a divorce, they put aside the loss of the marriage and focus on the financial picture – what’s best for them. They can approach the divorce from an unemotional point of view.“Women, on the other hand, tend to think erroneously that they can win through emotional argument,” she continues. “A man will lead with facts and figures. If he wants a raise, he’ll show that he adds value to the company. A woman will make the argument personal, saying, ‘If you appreciate me, you’ll give me that raise.’”Not every woman buys into that.“I remind women that they’re equal to the men they’re negotiating with,” says Mary Hauptman, an owner of Hauptman Realty Management in Melville and president of the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women. “I encourage them to find out about the customer, go to their website, and try to strike a chord” based on commonality of interest or background.“Most importantly, come to the negotiating table armed with facts.”And if men still treat you boorishly?“You try to work it out,” Hauptman says. “If not, fire them.”Warren Strugatch is a partner at Inflection Point Associates, a marketing, public relations and management consulting firm in Stony Brook. Online at InflectionPointAssoc.comlast_img read more

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Hard fraud lessons for credit unions

first_img continue reading » Of all the lessons we should learn from the high-profile data breaches of the past few years, a few of them are probably ones small businesses and credit unions probably haven’t given enough consideration. I’ll pose them here:Lesson No. 1: Unless they are egregiously flippant and callous about the impact on their customers, most big companies will survive a fraud incident – albeit bloodied and bowed – no matter how dramatic and well-publicized the breach is. The corollary to this is that small and medium businesses aren’t as invincible in the wake of an event.Lesson No. 2: Ignoring lesson No. 1 can spell disaster for a small or medium business, yet many of them are doing exactly that.Lesson No. 3: Financial institutions need to step up and support their business customers’ fraud-prevention efforts, because these critical components of the American economy are struggling with the issue. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Dutch must slow consolidation, shift to DC to improve pensions – experts

first_imgThe Dutch pensions industry should slow the pace of consolidation and start examining defined contribution (DC) solutions with individual contribution rates seriously if it wishes to prosper in future, according to a group of academics and industry professionals.Speaking in the September issue of IPE magazine as the government begins a wide-ranging, three-month dialogue with the public on the future of the pension system, the panel questioned whether the Dutch approach to solidarity could endure and warned that beneficiaries faced a decade without indexation due to proposals contained within the new financial assessment framework (FTK).Alfred Slager warned that the current emphasis on consolidation, triggered by regulator De Nederlandsche Bank’s insistence on minimum standards for board members and solvency requirements, could cause problems.The professor of pension fund management at Tilburg University accepted that a minimum pension fund size was “a good, efficient thing to have”. “However,” he said, “without a clear vision on consolidation, the sector might drift towards an outcome with unintended consequences: a small number of pension funds managed like large financial institutions, potentially stifling much needed innovation.”The academic also warned that consolidation could introduce macro-economic risk into the pension system, akin to the risks seen in the insurance and banking sectors.Hans Rademaker, member of the management board at asset manager Robeco, identified other problems stemming from the new FTK.According to him, the proposals are “more of an evolution, rather than the necessary revolution”.He said there was a need for more clearly defined ownership rights for members, and that the way forward should be “a blend of the best” of DC and defined benefit (DB) systems, allowing individual accrual but also risk-pooling when the beneficiary begins drawing down entitlements.Meanwhile, Keith Ambachtsheer, director emeritus at the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management, argued that the problems were the result of “the Dutch tendency to love ‘solidarity’ too much”.He said younger generations would reject the current system and oppose the “faux solidarity” resulting from the need to underwrite the risks of older generations.However, he said he was hopeful change was possible.“Managing [a] transformation will require strong leadership,” he said. “I am betting it will emerge soon.”PGGM’s head of strategic consulting, Erik Goris, said he viewed the system’s biggest problem as its social sustainability, as job mobility and a greater desire for freedom of choice grow in importance.“A culture change is needed, and we will help ourselves greatly if we dare to think in terms of a DC-type of solution,” he said.“Indeed, such a system answers better to today’s social questions.“Preserving the current system’s benefits of collectivity and risk sharing will be the challenge.”Goris also warned that the revised FTK brings with it increasingly complex rules to ensure pension promises are sustainable, and said that, as a result, pensions will become more complicated to explain.Additionally, the increased security of the FTK will lead to prolonged periods without indexation, as the security to preserve purchasing power will “prove unaffordable”, according to Peter Borgdorff of healthcare scheme PFZW.“As a result, the participant will end up paying for the government’s plans by means of a structurally lower pension,” he said.For further expert opinions on the Dutch pension system, see the current issue of IPE magazinelast_img read more

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Throw away the lawnmower when you move to this home

first_imgThere is an open plan kitchen, living and dining area.Given the fact that the property was only recently built, there was not much for the couple to do, but they did extend the back deck and the roof above it.This area is now one of Mrs McClure’s favourite spaces at the property.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“It’s got surround sound speakers throughout, so its nice to sit out there and have the music on in the background,” she said.“It’s also good for entertaining.” The media room.The vendor believed the house would suit multiple buyers.“It could suit either a young couple or an elderly couple as everything is walking distance and it has got a bus stop out the front.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenFebruary: Brisbane CoreLogic RP Data market update06:05 There is a walk-through wardrobe in the main bedroom.Most of the house is tiled, with some of the bedrooms carpeted.Development of Yarrabilba began in 2010 and the community continues to blossom.Last year Yarrabilba State School opened and there are fortnightly night and Sunday markets.“It’s an up-and-coming community,” Mrs McClure said.“It is convenient, with coffee shops and walking tracks.” The design of the house includes a neutral colour palette.“We were attracted to the fact it was low-maintenance — there is no mowing or anything to be done,” Mrs McClure said.It was an ex-display home but had obvious appeal, with luxury inclusions such as ducted airconditioning, built-in speakers and a soaker tub.center_img The house at 14 Vantage Lane, Yarrabilba, is for sale.SPEND next to no time gardening and more time enjoying life with the family.The low-maintenance lifestyle of the house at 14 Vantage Lane, Yarrabilba, was what drew Carol and Nigel McClure to it when they bought it more than two-years ago. The back deck is one of the vendor’s favourite spaces at the property.There are four bedrooms, with separation between the main bedroom and the others. The master has a walk-through wardrobe behind the bed and an ensuite with a double vanity, shower and separate bathtub.last_img read more

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Gold Coast house sells a day after hitting the market

first_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 A family who moved from Sydney snapped up the home. They had plenty of competition with multiple offers made at the open home.“It went live on Friday and we had 37 groups through the first open home (on Saturday),” he said.“The deal was done in 27 minutes.”Mr Harrison wouldn’t reveal the sale price but said it was higher than the $969,000 asking price.He said it was a cash unconditional offer with the cooling off period waived.“The buyers are really happy, they just moved up from Sydney (and) they’ve been looking for a couple of months,” he said.“There were actually some other offers that were higher but the terms of theirs were more favourable for the seller.“(The vendors) purchased elsewhere as well so they just wanted it to be an easy transaction.” MORE NEWS: Gold Coast auctions raking in millions The Mudgeeraba house at 9 Bertana Drive sold a day after being listed.AN open home quickly turned into a bidding frenzy when several house hunters made on-the-spot offers for an acreage estate.The Mudgeeraba property at 9 Bertana Drive, which was listed a day earlier, sold less than half an hour after it was opened to the public.Kollosche agent Jamie Harrison, who handled the deal with Corey Bedford, said ensuring the property was well prepared and presented to make buying easy made people feel confident enough to make an offer on the day. MORE NEWS: Fun feature will make the best pool parties It sold for more than the $969,000 asking price.The 0.41ha property has a two-storey house with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a pool and shed.Property records show it last sold in September 2005 for $455,000.Mr Harrison said its location made it particularly appealing to prospective buyers.“(The vendors) had extensively renovated it and it had a really amazing street presence,” he said.“It was almost like a tropical oasis, which is quite unique in the sense that you’ve five minutes from Robina.”He said lower listing numbers were also causing house hunters to flock to quality properties.last_img read more

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Napoli beat Inter Milan to close in on Italian Cup final

first_img Loading… Conte sent on Cristian Eriksen after 65 minutes and the Dane threatened but David Ospina held firm in the Napoli goal. Napoli, who last won the trophy in 2014, now take a slim advantage into the second leg at their Stadio San Paolo on March 5. “The derby certainly took away a lot of energy,” said Conte. “But we’re talking about Napoli, who beat Lazio, Juventus, Liverpool. “It’s a team of substance despite its position in the standings.” Read Also: Inter Milan delay offering Emiliano Viviano contract Record 18-time winners Juventus take on AC Milan in the other semi-final on Thursday, again in the San siro. The match will be the first clash in Italy between Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The final will take place in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on May 13. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fabian Ruiz scored the only goal as Napoli shocked Inter Milan 1-0 in their Italian Cup semi-final, first leg tie at the Stadio Meazza on Wednesday. The Spanish midfielder broke through after 57 minutes to get Gennaro Gattuso’s side back to winning ways after their 3-2 league defeat at home to lowly Lecce last weekend. Fabian Ruiz (L) scored to give Napoli a 1-0 win over Inter Milan Ruiz picked up a Giovanni Di Lorenzo cross, beating three Inter defenders to curl in past a helpless Daniele Padelli. “This is the real Napoli. Big compliments to my lads,” said Gattuso, whose side are 11th in the Serie A table. But he warned: “There’s no reason to smile, we still haven’t achieved anything yet.” Antonio Conte’s side looked sluggish days after their thrilling 4-2 derby win over AC Milan which put them top of the Serie A table. Both sides had their chances in the first half with Lautaro Martínez nodding wide with Padelli denying Piotr Zielinski just before the break in front of a crowd of nearly 60,000 in northern Italy.last_img read more

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Donald E. “Buck” Meyer

first_imgDonald E. “Buck” Meyer, age 62 of Batesville, died Monday, April 4, 2016 at his residence.  Born April 3, 1954 in Batesville, he is the son of Alice (Nee: Stevens) and Paul “Pete” Meyer.  He married Jenny Osier September 13, 1980 at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg.  Buck was the owner of Kraftsman Homes Incorporated and a member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #1461.In his younger days, Buck played softball on a team from Brookville which was one of the best in the area that traveled the state.  As father time began to catch up with him, he traded his ball spikes for golf spikes and became an avid golfer.  He looked forward to a yearly golf trip to Myrtle Beach with several friends.  South Carolina was a favorite spot for family vacations as well.  The family’s favorite destination was Kiawah Island and there is a story that on one occasion the car broke down.  Jenny and the kids are on the side of the road with bags in hand waiting for help, while Buck would periodically slip into a nearby hotel lobby to check the television for updates on the Brickyard 400 race.  Other interests including following the Reds and Bengals, enjoying a beer with his nephews or friends and according to his family Buck loved to read, with westerns and James Patterson novels among his favorites.  Family was important to Buck and the recent birth of McKenzie, his first grandchild, stole his heart.He is survived by his wife Jenny; daughters Jessica Meyer of Covington, Kentucky, Emily Zins of Sunman, Indiana; granddaughter McKenzie Zins; sisters Paula Bohman of Hamburg, Diane Rynn, Patricia Kaiser and Cynthia Ziemke, all of Oldenburg and brothers Richard of Oldenburg, Kenny of Batesville, Robert of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Gary (Butch) of Batesville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother Steven.Visitation is Friday, April 8th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Following services, it was Buck’s wishes to be cremated.  The family requests memorials to the Batesville E.M.S. 10 or the McKenzie Zins College Fund.last_img read more