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Beer My Valentine

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first_img Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer Chocolate. Flowers. A sappy card. These are the easy tropes that linger in the wings every Valentine’s Day. Just in case nothing else comes to mind or boldly presents itself in advance, these are the intrepid last minute standbys.Thanks to these items, you can safely add beer to that list of easy-to-acquire but also beloved Valentine’s Day gifts. Whether you theme a six pack of sweet, dark chocolate stouts or light and effervescent French saisons, make sure that the delivery is seasonally appropriate with these gift packages.Beer Greetings sells through its website, Amazon and at select retailers. The company specializes in bright, graphic, six-pack cardboard beer holders with an attached greeting card. It’s the perfect way to gift beer for a birthday, a special thank you, or even Valentine’s Day. The new “Six Ways to Say I Love You” option is the craft beer nerd’s version of Cupid’s bow and arrow.As for what to put in your special friend’s six-pack, always go with what they love to drink. But, if you’re not sure about their favorites, or if they’re the type who loves to try something new, go for a mix of sweet (Funky Buddha’s Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter), spicy (Prairie Artisan Ale’s Bomb! imperial stout with ancho peppers), fruity (Fruli strawberry Belgian ale) and bubbly (Boulevard’s Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale).If gifting a big bottle to share is more your style, Rogue’s Chocolate Stout and Double Chocolate Stout make for a formidable side-by-side tasting experience and also look impressive in 22-ounce decorative bottles. Both beers use Rogue’s Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout as the base, with a heaping dose of Dutch chocolate thrown into the mix. The Double Chocolate amps up everything with even more oat, chocolate, and honey flavors coming to the fore.But, as delightful as bottles and cans can be, sometimes nothing beats a good draft beer. Whether it’s from the neighborhood brewery or it’s been shipped across the ocean, giving the gift of draft is possible thanks to craft beer’s growing growler culture. Gifting an engraved growler for Valentine’s Day let’s you put your personal message of love right there for the world to see. Etching Expressions will work with you to develop custom artwork and create a reusable expression of devotion with prices starting at $85.Chocolate. Flowers. A sappy card. Or beer. The choice is yours. Valentine’s Day only happens once a year, so make the right choice. Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

First Gate for Panama Canal’s New Locks Delivered

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first_imgzoom Crowley Maritime Corp.’s heavy lift barge 455 4 has delivered the first in a series of new gates for the ongoing Panama Canal expansion.The first gate to be transferred to the Pacific side is the smallest, standing 22 meters tall and weighing 2,300 tons, according to Panama Canal Authority.The height of each gate depends on its position inside the lock chambers. The tallest ones (33 meters high) will be located in lock head four facing the Pacific Ocean due to the tidal change in the area.The height of the tallest gate can be compared to an 11-story building. The gates weigh on average 3,400 tons.Since August 2013, the gates have been arriving in staggered shipments from Italy on a Post-Panamax vessel to a temporary dock in the Atlantic side.The first shipment arrived on August 20, 2013. The second and third shipment arrived on June 10, 2014 and September 7, 2014, respectively.The last shipment has already departed from Italy and is expected to arrive in November 2014.Crowley is scheduled to help transport all eight of the gates involved in the Pacific side lock expansion of the Canal.The 455 4 was contracted by Sarens, a Belgium-based heavy lift company, to transport the gates from Cristóbal, a port on the Atlantic side of the Canal, to Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA’s (GUPC SA) construction dock, which was built to receive the gates on the canal’s Pacific side.The 105-foot wide barge, currently the largest capable of transiting the Canal, was towed by Panama Canal Authority (ACP) tugs and made the transit in only one day.In cooperation with Sarens and the Panama Canal Authority (PCA), the barge is scheduled to transport another gate in October followed by three more in both November and December.The new locks will have 16 rolling gates, eight in the Pacific and eight in the Atlantic. The gates were fabricated in Italy by Cimolai SpA.The Canal expansion project involves widening the channel and adding a third set of locks, one set on the Pacific and the other on the Atlantic side. The expansion project is 80 percent complete.It consists on the construction of a third lane of traffic allowing the passage of bigger vessels, which will double the Canal’s capacity and have an important impact on world maritime trade.Press Releaselast_img read more

Man charged with threatening to shoot prime minister on trial in Nipawin

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NIPAWIN — The Nipawin man accused of threatening to shoot Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and threatening to blow up Parliament told RCMP officers that he had been referring to taking a shot with his fist, or that he meant to “poke (Trudeau) in the nose.”David Petersen, 53, said he had no recollection of making comments about blowing up Parliament.Petersen is on trial in Nipawin provincial court over comments he made on the phone to a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employee on Feb. 12. He was in court Wednesday and his trial is expected to resume on Tuesday.He has pleaded not guilty.On Wednesday, court heard from Paul Sveinson, the CRA employee who spoke with Petersen that day.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Sveinson, who testified by closed circuit television from Winnipeg, said he “spoke quite a bit” with Petersen, who often seemed tired and depressed during phone calls. However, Sveinson said Petersen seemed more depressed and upset than normal on Feb. 12.“It sounded quite desperate. The magnitude of this depression had escalated quite a bit from previous conversations,” Sveinson said. “He was saying that he wanted this to end. He felt like a dog that was backed in a corner.”None of their previous conversations had included any political statements, so Sveinson said he was surprised when Petersen asked for his opinion on the Prime MinisterPetersen then said he “would like to take a shot at Trudeau” and stated “I don’t want to be the guy that goes and blows up Parliament.”According to Sveinson, Petersen said he “felt like lashing out.”When questioned by Crown prosecutor Lori O’Conner, Sveinson said he “was concerned that Mr. Petersen would commit suicide.”Sveinson said he had taken a one-day training course about suicide as part of his job and took steps to ask Petersen if he was okay and if he was talking to anyone about his stress and depression.“I was concerned for him. I was concerned for his well-being and I didn’t want to end the conversation like that,” Sveinson said. “I wanted to make sure he was okay.”Sveinson reported the conversation to his supervisor, who called the RCMP.Petersen was interviewed by a member of the Saskatchewan RCMP National Enforcement Section, which provides security to VIPs such as the Prime Minister. Petersen said he’d meant that he wanted to take a shot with his fist or poke the prime minister in the nose. He said he didn’t remember making comments about blowing up Parliament.Court heard a recording of Petersen telling RCMP Constable Tanner Gillies about the stress he was under and that, in his job as a building inspector, he was asked to inspect the home of a man who was suffering frostbite to his fingers and toes and was facing amputation.When the recording got to a point where Petersen told Gillies he recalled seeing blood on the doorknob, Petersen became visibly upset and tried to leave the courtroom, saying he could not continue.Petersen is representing himself in court. He told Judge Hugh Harradence that he would like to testify in his own defence.Related Nipawin man accused of threatening prime minister pleads not guilty read more