Czech brewer Budvar hits record as people drink more at home

first_imgPRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the “Budweiser” brand, increased output to a record last year, when the pandemic saw people drink less in bars and more at home. The brewer says its output rose 3% to 1.73 million hectoliters, or 45.7 million gallons. Budvar sells its beer in some 80 countries and Germany, one of its key markets, grew particularly strongly in 2020. Demand for its beer in tanks and barrels declined last year as bars and restaurants were closed for a long time but Budvar was able to meet rising demand for bottled beer.last_img read more

Photos: Former Raiders lineman trims price on Oakland Hills home

first_imgFormer Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Langston Walker has reduced the price of his Oakland Hills home to $1.999 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The four-bed, five-bath home spans 4,022 square feet and has easy access to the busy Broadway Terrace and Rockridge areas. The home features a media room, in-law unit, courtyard, and panoramic views of three bridges, among many other amenities.Walker purchased the home in 2007 for $1.85 million, according to public records. …last_img read more

Sales Doesn’t Need to Become a Profession. It Already Is.

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Sales does not need to become a profession. Sales already is a profession. Even if there are not hundreds of university courses. Even if there are not degree programs on professional selling. Even if there is wild disagreement as to what would make sales an actual profession, like a doctor, lawyer, or certified public accountant.There are thousands of people who get an MBA (Master’s of Business Administration) as part of their professional development as a manager. Does that impact the quality of managers? Are all managers that go through a professional course better managers for having done so? Or, are some managers far better than others, even without the degrees? Is someone somehow more virtuous, more moral, or even more effective because they have a certificate that says they are certified?Doctors are professionals. So are lawyers. So are accountants. All of these are so-called professions. Just because all doctors are required to go to school for more years than almost any other profession does not mean there’s an improvement in the professionalism of the field generally. The effectiveness is distributed in the form of a bell curve, with some being exceptional, some abysmal, and most something close to average. This is true, even though they took the course and got the sheepskin.Whether or not something is your profession is a personal decision you make. It’s a continuous development and honing of your craft. It’s the commitment to excellence and how you go about your work in the outcomes you produce. It’s the intentional decision to be a professional. The diploma, the certification, or the professional organization does no more to make you a professional then the ticking alarm clock gave the Tin Man a heart. You are a professional because you believe and behave as if you are one. Nothing more is neededlast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Nothing clicked for us, admits Dhoni

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday admitted that “nothing has clicked for the team” so far in the Test series against England and they have only played to 60 per cent of their potential.”Nothing has clicked for us in this Test series. We have only managed to perform upto 60 to 65 per cent of our potential. The key to doing well at the highest level is the ability to keep the good balls away and punish the loose deliveries consistently. We didn’t do that,” Dhoni said after they were thrashed by an innings and 242 runs to lose the series and the world number spot at Edgbaston here.Questioned about the worrying factor that the margin of loss is getting bigger and bigger, Dhoni answered, “A loss is a loss. We need to work a lot on both batting and bowling front. Congratulations to England for being the No. 1 side.”As usual Dhoni tried to play down the issue of rankings which he has always done during his interaction with the media.”I have always stressed about playing consistent cricket.Being number 1 or not is not of much importance. But as a unit you need to play consistent cricket. Once you are at the top, it’s like a Cat & Mouse game where other teams are trying to catch up with you. This is the first series that we have lost in last two and half years,” Dhoni stated.Dhoni also sidestepped the raging issue about lack of preparation which may have led to this disaster.advertisement”I never really thought about it. We have tried to utilise whatever opportunities we got.”The skipper felt that although fans expect them to win each and every series, it is not possible practically.Dhoni couldn’t explain the reason why his much-vaunted batting line-up has failed to cross 300-run mark in six innings. But he ruled out that age was a factor with his premier batsmen.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Dahi Handi: SC asks HC to hear plea against age, height cap

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) Ahead of Janmashtami, the Supreme Court today remanded back to the Bombay High Court a plea of Maharashtra government challenging its order capping the height of the human pyramid and barring participation of minors in the famous Dahi-handi festival.A bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi sent the matter back to the high court asking it to consider the plea afresh in the wake of material furnished by the state government, several NGOs and individuals.The bench said the matter would be taken up by the Bombay High Court on August 7.The state government has told the apex court that it has put several security measures in place and therefore, the age cap should be relaxed.Dahi Handi is a ritual which will be observed during Janmashtami on August 14 this year across Maharashtra and nearby states.The apex court had on August 17, 2016 refused to relax conditions put by the High Court like barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in Dahi-Handi festival in Maharashtra and capping the height of the human pyramid at 20 feet.Few days later, a Mumbai-based organisation had sought modification of the order saying capping the height of human pyramid would take the “adventure” out of the festival which has become a “popular and competitive” sport in the western megapolis.It had told the court that the highest human pyramid at 43.79 feet has found mention in the Guinness Book of World Records and capping it would be “unfair”.The court, however, had refused to modify its order saying this ritual sometimes caused serious injuries to participants, particularly spinal cord injuries.advertisementIn August 17, 2016 order, the apex court had suspended the operation of two directions passed by the Bombay High Court to regulate the Dahi-Handi festival.One of the directions related to amending the existing law to bar children below 18 years of age from participating in dangerous performances like being part of the human pyramid of Dahi-Handi festival.The second direction of the High Court, which was also suspended, related to the part of the order which makes it mandatory for organisers to apprise authorities 15 days in advance about various aspects such as place of celebration, its timing and personal information, including birth certificates of participating Govindas on the ground of paucity of sufficient time.The Supreme Court had on August 10 revived a plea challenging a Bombay HC order restricting the height of human pyramids to 20 feet for Dahi-Handi ritual, saying it needed to hear the PIL petitioner before passing any order.The Maharashtra government had earlier approached the apex court seeking clarification on its 2014 order by which it had stayed the high court decision banning participation of those below 18-years in the popular Dahi-Handi ritual.The high court had on August 11, 2014 ordered that the height of human pyramids should not exceed 20 feet and that children below the age of 18 should not be allowed to participate. PTI MNL AG DVlast_img read more

Fantasy football: Injuries & suspensions

first_imgFantasy Football Fantasy football: Premier League injuries & suspensions Ryan Kelly Last updated 2 years ago 23:00 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle Tottenham Getty Fantasy Football Premier League Swansea City Everton Leicester City AFC Bournemouth Arsenal Liverpool Watford Chelsea Burnley Huddersfield Town Crystal Palace West Bromwich Albion Southampton Stoke City Brighton & Hove Albion Manchester City Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Newcastle United West Ham United Goal keeps you up to date on the latest news regarding players who have been banned or will miss games due to injury It’s important for fantasy football managers to stay on top of their squad’s health and availability if they are to ensure they bring home the best possible points haul.Players pick up injuries throughout the season and some big names are even missing the start of the new campaign, while others will undoubtedly be on the receiving end of suspensions.It can be difficult to stay on top of who is injured and sometimes suspensions can even sneak up on you, so  Goal has compiled a list of all the players who are unable or unlikely to play, either through injury or suspension. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Note: Positions are based on those in the Fantasy Premier League game. Skip to… 1. Arsenal 2. Bournemouth 3. Brighton 4. Burnley 5. Chelsea 6. Crystal Palace 7. Everton 8. Huddersfield Town 9. Leicester City 10. Liverpool 11. Manchester City 12. Manchester United 13. Newcastle United 14. Southampton 15. Stoke City 16. Swansea City 17. Tottenham 18. Watford 19. West Brom 20. West Ham ARSENAL HD Gabriel Paulista Arsenal 07082016Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Calum Chambers Groin strain Sep 9 Midfielder Santi Cazorla Ankle Unknown Forward Alex Iwobi Thigh strain Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top BOURNEMOUTH Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Nathan Ake Ankle Sep 9 Defender Simon Francis Hamstring Sep 9 Midfielder Junior Stanislas Hip Sep 9 Forward Callum Wilson Knee Oct 10 Suspended:N/A Return to top BRIGHTON Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Gaetan Bong Unknown Unknown Defender Bruno Saltor Back Sep 9 Midfielder Beram Kayal Calf Oct 14 Midfielder Izzy Brown Hamstring Sep 15 Midfielder Steve Sidwell Back Unknown Forward Sam Baldock Calf Oct 1 Forward Tomer Hemed Hamstring Sep 9 Forward Glenn Murray Ankle Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top BURNLEY Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Midfielder Dean Marney Knee Oct 7 Midfielder Jeff Hendrick Thigh Sep 10 Forward Nakhi Wells Ankle Sep 30 Suspended:N/A Return to top CHELSEA Eden Hazard ChelseaInjured:N/ASuspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Defender Gary Cahill Three games Sep 17 Return to top CRYSTAL PALACEInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Pape Souare Broken leg & jaw Unknown Defender James Tomkins Groin Sep 10 Defender Jairo Riedewald Groin Sep 10 Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek Groin Sep 10 Midfielder Yohann Cabaye Ankle Sep 10 Midfielder Bakary Sako Calf Sep 11 Midfielder Wilfried Zaha Knee Unknown Forward Connor Wickham Knee  Unknown Suspended:N/A Return to top EVERTONInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Seamus Coleman Broken leg Unknown Defender Ramiro Funes Mori Knee Unknown Defender Mason Holgate Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder Ross Barkley Groin Nov 18 Midfielder Yannick Bolasie Knee Unknown Midfielder Aaron Lennon Unknown Unknown Midfielder Davy Klaassen Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder James McCarthy Knee Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top HUDDERSFIELDInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Martin Cranie Groin Sep 16 Defender Jon Stankovic Knee Unknown Midfielder Jonathan Hogg Ankle Sep 16 Forward Collin Quaner Knee Sep 16 Suspended:N/A Return to top LEICESTERInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Robert Huth Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder Vicente Iborra Groin Aug 26 Suspended: Return to top N/ALIVERPOOLHD Liverpool Danny IngsInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan Knee (ACL) Unknown Defender Nathaniel Clyne Hamstring Unknown Midfielder Philippe Coutinho Unknown Unknown Midfielder Adam Lallana Thigh Unknown Forward Danny Ings Knee Unknown Suspended:N/A Return to top MANCHESTER CITYVincent Kompany Manchester City Brighton Premier LeagueInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Vincent Kompany Calf Sep 16 Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan Knee Sep 9 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Midfielder Raheem Sterling One game Sep 16 Return to top MANCHESTER UNITEDWorst PL Team of the Week Marcos RojoInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Marcos Rojo Knee Unknown Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic Knee Unknown Suspended:N/A Return to top NEWCASTLE UNITEDInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Goalkeeper Karl Darlow Ankle Sep 10 Defender DeAndre Yedlin Thigh Sep 10 Defender Florian Leujeune Ankle Sep 10 Defender Paul Dummett Thigh Unknown Defender Chancel Mbemba Groin Unknown Forward Dwight Gayle Illness Sep 10 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Forward Aleksandar Mitrovic Three games Oct 1 Return to top SOUTHAMPTONInjured:N/ASuspended:N/A Return to top STOKE CITYInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Kurt Zouma Ankle Sep 9 Defender Ryan Shawcross Back Unknown Midfielder Ibrahim Afellay Knee Unknown Midfielder Stephen Ireland Broken leg Unknown Midfielder Darren Fletcher Knee Sep 9 Midfielder Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Hamstring Sep 9 Forward Julien Ngoy Thigh Sep 23 Forward Mame Biram Diouf Knee Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top SWANSEAInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Kyle Bartley Knee Unknown Midfielder Leon Britton Back Sep 10 Midfielder Ki Seung-Yueng Knee Sep 16 Midfielder Nathan Dyer Calf Sep 30 Forward Jordan Ayew Illness Sep 10 Suspended:N/A Return to top TOTTENHAMDanny Rose, TottenhamInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Danny Rose Knee Sep 9 Defender Kieran Trippier Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder Erik Lamela Hip Oct 14 Midfielder Victor Wanyama Knee Sep 23 Midfielder Georges N’koudou Ankle Sep 16 Suspended:N/A Return to top WATFORDInjured:tr> Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Daryl Janmaat Groin Sep 9 Defender Younes Kaboul Unknown Sep 9 Defender Craig Cathcart Knee Unknown Defender Sebastian Prodl Thigh Sep 9 Midfielder Roberto Peyreyra Groin Sep 9 Forward Mauro Zarate Knee Sep 16 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Defender Miguel Britos Three games Sep 30 Return to top WEST BROMInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Gareth McAuley Thigh Sep 10 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Forward Hal Robson-Kanu Two games Sep 16 Return to top WEST HAMInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Winston Reid Calf Sep 11 Midfielder Manuel Lanzini Knee Sep 11 Midfielder Edmilson Fernandes Ankle Unknown Forward Andy Carroll Groin Sep 11 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Midfielder Marko Arnautovic Three games Sep 16 Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Olympian Warren Weir among Nominations for PM’s Award

first_imgWell known Jamaican athlete, Warren Weir, is among several young persons and innovative tour company, Routes and Kulcha, nominated for the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence 2012.The winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony scheduled to take place at Emancipation Park, Kingston, on Sunday, March 24, under the theme: ‘Youth on a Mission…Project 2062’. It is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public.The award is a prestigious honour bestowed on youth between 15 and 24 years who have excelled in the following areas: agriculture, arts and culture, academics, entrepreneurship, leadership, international achievement, journalism, sports and youth in service. Other nominees are: Petreen Matthews and Andrew Khan in the category of entrepreneurship; Simon Preston and Basillia Barnaby in the category of journalism; Jean Pierre Campbell in the category of Agriculture; Chantelle Biersay and Romain Virgo in the category of Arts and Culture; Kenneth Gordon, Darren Miller, Rashid Hall and Randy Goldson in the category of Leadership; Timar Jackson, Nicholas Wright, Kimani Kitson Walters and Trojean Burrell in the category of Academics; Jordon Bennett, Nekeisha Lewis, Oneil Clarke, Caldon Shirley and Sean Harvey in the category of Youth in Service; Shevaughn Whyte, Devoy Raymond, Kimroy Bailey, Routes and Kulcha (group) in the category of International Achievement; and Sasha Gay Lynch, Patricia McCalla and Alvas Powell in the category of Sports.Producer of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award Youth in Concert, Gregory Simms, said the event is being staged under the auspices of the Prime Minister.“It is her awards function and she recognizes the hard work that young people have been doing under tough circumstances to produce excellence all the time,” he said.The ceremony is being organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Culture.last_img read more

Bernie Sanders bringing presidential campaign to San Diego

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 18, 2019 Updated: 9:48 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, center_img March 18, 2019 Bernie Sanders bringing presidential campaign to San Diego 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bernie Sanders will bring his presidential campaign to San Diego, as California gears up to play a significant role in who the Democrats will select to run against President Trump in 2020.As KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports, this is because California is joining eight other states in moving up its primary to MarchThe traditional campaign strategy is focusing on the Iowa caucus, the first primary in New Hampshire, followed by three other primaries may not work this time around.But can candidates afford not to compete in California?“It has really multiple media markets which means they not only have to invest time in our state cause our delegates are more than all of those states put together”, says Will Rodriguez Kennedy,  Chair of the County Democratic Party. “If you don’t play in California you’re sitting out hundreds of delegates that are critical to where you need to go. You’re going to see a really interesting contest to see if someone gets a majority, and the votes are done proportionally so they’re gonna want to get as many delegates as they can.”We’re also reminded that California’s 55 electoral votes go to the candidate with highest popular vote. Another important reason to campaign here. last_img read more

Fight between transients leads to fatal stabbing in Carlsbad

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 12:51 PM Posted: July 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, center_img July 10, 2019 CARLSBAD (KUSI) – A predawn argument between two transients in a coastal neighborhood near Agua Hedionda Lagoon led Wednesday to a stabbing that left one of them dead and the other under arrest on suspicion of murder.Patrol officers responding to a report of a fight between two men in the 800 block of Tamarack Avenue in Carlsbad found the 35-year-old victim lying mortally wounded in the street shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to police.Medics took the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Lt. Greg Koran said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.Just before 5 a.m., officers took the alleged assailant, Jay Terry, 36, into custody the 100 block of South Pacific Street in Oceanside.“Investigators believe the stabbing was the result of a verbal altercation between Terry and the victim, who were known to each other,” Koran said.The lieutenant did not disclose what led them to identify Terry as the suspected killer.A woman with Terry at the time of his arrest, 35-year-old Lee Ann Borrell, was taken into custody on suspicion of narcotics crimes and identity theft.“None of the involved parties have a current (home) address,” Koran said. Fight between transients leads to fatal stabbing in Carlsbadlast_img read more