Craft online – Carolina Belles http://carolinabelles.net/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:36:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolinabelles.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-25-141x136.png Craft online – Carolina Belles http://carolinabelles.net/ 32 32 OKC Thunder Films Celebrates Juneteenth With “Seeds of Greenwood” Online Release https://carolinabelles.net/okc-thunder-films-celebrates-juneteenth-with-seeds-of-greenwood-online-release/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/okc-thunder-films-celebrates-juneteenth-with-seeds-of-greenwood-online-release/ The film features the Thunder afterschool program in Tulsa and the students OKLAHOMA CITY, Saturday, June 18, 2022, – To celebrate Juneteenth, OKC Thunder Films’ latest project “Seeds of Greenwood” will be available to stream for free starting Sunday, June 19. The film can be viewed via www.okcthunderfilms.com or at www.deadCenterFilm.org. A century after the […]]]>

The film features the Thunder afterschool program in Tulsa and the students

OKLAHOMA CITY, Saturday, June 18, 2022, – To celebrate Juneteenth, OKC Thunder Films’ latest project “Seeds of Greenwood” will be available to stream for free starting Sunday, June 19. The film can be viewed via www.okcthunderfilms.com or at www.deadCenterFilm.org.

Located in the Greenwood District, the Thunder Fellows program opens opportunities in sports, entertainment, and technology for Black students in the Tulsa area. Students have access to a tailored data and analytics curriculum, hands-on experiences, mentors, and professional coaching.

OKC Thunder Films is a collaboration between the basketball broadcast and communications departments of Thunder, to bring to life the stories and experiences of the people who make up the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Carbon Environmental Center Programs – Times News Online https://carolinabelles.net/carbon-environmental-center-programs-times-news-online/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:50:22 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/carbon-environmental-center-programs-times-news-online/ Published on June 17, 2022 at 2:48 p.m. The Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill has announced the following events and other information. Most programs are offered in person with limited attendance. Some include a virtual option. See program descriptions for more details at www.carboneec.org/publicprograms. Additional information is also available on the CCEEC […]]]>

Published on June 17, 2022 at 2:48 p.m.

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill has announced the following events and other information.

Most programs are offered in person with limited attendance. Some include a virtual option. See program descriptions for more details at www.carboneec.org/publicprograms. Additional information is also available on the CCEEC Facebook page.

Registration for events is done by phone only. To register, call 570-645-8597.

CCEEC is located at 151 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill. The center building is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

Protect the birds

As a visitor, you can help protect the birds kept at CCEEC from avian flu.

Avian influenza, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza, is a virus that harms wild and domestic birds.

The risk to humans is low, but the disease can kill hawks, eagles and other birds.

On your next visit, please:

• Stay outside and visit the birds along the boardwalk first

• Come inside to see our building and exhibits after that

• Do not return to the boardwalk after going inside

If you have chickens, ducks, turkeys or other birds at home, or if you are bringing a sick bird for rehabilitation, the center asks you not to visit on the boardwalk at all.

scary crawlers

Creepy Crawlers will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following Mondays at the center. Open to all ages 2, 3 and 4, each session focuses on an aspect of the natural world. Children participate in age-appropriate games, crafts, stories and other activities.

Programs are free for members and a $5 donation per child is requested from non-members. Please register by phone.

• May: no meeting

• June 27: “Wonderful water”

• July 25: “Animal games”

Yoga with Lori

CCEEC volunteer and yoga instructor Lori Wolf offers gentle yoga suitable for everyone at 1 p.m. on May 22.

This session is scheduled for indoors, so attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing. Call the center to register.

Flower walk

Volunteer naturalist Michael Blacketter leads participants on an easy hike in search of blooming wildflowers at 10 a.m. June 11. June is the perfect time to find daisies, milkweed, wild phlox and more.

Binoculars and field guides available on loan or bring your own. Strong, waterproof shoes recommended.

Please register by phone.

Rattlesnake Race

The annual Rattlesnake Run takes place at 8 a.m. on June 18. This 5k run and 1 mile fun walk takes place at Lehigh Gorge State Park. Runners and walkers of all ages and interest levels are welcome.

Dozens of unique “rattlesnake” prizes for age category and overall winners, giant cookies on arrival, raffle prizes and lots of fun throughout the morning.

No dogs or strollers please. See the race’s FAQ page for more information. Register early for a guaranteed t-shirt.

children’s week

Children’s Week will take place from 10 a.m. to noon from June 20 to 24.

Summer Day Camp is back and open to a limited number of participants to allow for social distancing.

Most activities will take place outdoors and CDC guidelines in effect at the time will be followed for all indoor sessions.

Each day will feature a different nature theme, with topics to be announced.

The camp is open to children entering kindergarten through 6th grade, but pre-registration is essential. There is a $35 fee per camper, payable in advance.

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Two wines perfect for barbecues and picnics this summer https://carolinabelles.net/two-wines-perfect-for-barbecues-and-picnics-this-summer/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:41:59 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/two-wines-perfect-for-barbecues-and-picnics-this-summer/ With outdoor dining becoming one of the go-to plans, there are wines that are perfect for picnics and barbecues. Winemakers’ Blend combines the experience of Campo Viejo’s three women winemakers to create a sweet and vibrant red blend, with richness and intensity of red fruits. Campo Viejo’s trio of winemakers – Elena Adell, Elena Suárez […]]]>

With outdoor dining becoming one of the go-to plans, there are wines that are perfect for picnics and barbecues.

Winemakers’ Blend combines the experience of Campo Viejo’s three women winemakers to create a sweet and vibrant red blend, with richness and intensity of red fruits. Campo Viejo’s trio of winemakers – Elena Adell, Elena Suárez and Irene Pérez collaborated to launch Winemakers’ Blend.

Three varietals are used in Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend, including Bobal using some of the oldest vines in Utiel-Requena. The wine pairs well with beef, pasta, chicken, salmon, light fresh cheeses as well as vegetarian options such as shakshuka.

Lucy Bearman, Wine Portfolio Director for Pernod Ricard UK, said: “Created with care and skill, Campo Viejo Winemakers’ Blend is a blend of three diverse personalities and the expertise of three brilliant winemakers, resulting in a new breathtaking wine, which nods to women’s empowerment and innovation in wine.”

Stoneleigh from Marlborough in New Zealand Classic Sauvignon Blanc is a premium, vegan and sustainable wine.

Stoneleigh is certified 100% sustainable viticulture from New Zealand and vegan is brilliantly intense and can be enjoyed as an aperitif, or as the perfect accompaniment to salads, grilled vegetables and delicate seafood such as mussels, white meat dishes embellished with fresh herbs and lemon, and tangy. cheeses like goat cheese.

Wine is the product of grapes ripened by sun-charged stones. These stones – deposited by the ancient Wairau River, which once ran through the vineyard – capture the heat throughout the day and return it to the vines.

Stoneleigh Vineyard, located in the heart of the north side of the Wairau Valley in New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wine region, prides itself on its sustainability. Its expert winemakers interfere as little as possible in the maturation of classic Stoneleigh varietals, ensuring a natural ecosystem working in tandem to deliver a style of wine that is fresh, crisp and rich in flavor.

Winner of a silver medal at the Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters, Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a bright white with 13% ABV.

Lucy Bearman said: “It is our brand’s core belief that an enduring partnership with nature is what allows us to create our unique style of wine. Stoneleigh winemakers rely on their natural environment to grow quality grapes, so not only does the wine have an impressive and unique flavor profile, it’s a great sustainable choice. It is for these reasons that we are delighted to have Stoneleigh in our brand portfolio.

  • Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc – Vegan and brilliantly intense with flavors of grapefruit, white peach and passion fruit with a scattering of tropical stone fruit (RRP £10, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose)
  • Campo Viejo Vintners Blend – A smooth and vibrant blend of tempranillo, garnacha and lesser known Bobal grapes. Made by the brand’s three female winemakers (RRP £8.25, Tesco, Morrisons)
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    Masthead Online – News, Careers and References for the Canadian Magazine Industry https://carolinabelles.net/masthead-online-news-careers-and-references-for-the-canadian-magazine-industry/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 11:02:34 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/masthead-online-news-careers-and-references-for-the-canadian-magazine-industry/ Bead Fest returns for the 20th year to host the largest gathering of designers Bead Fest is moving to a larger venue in Lancaster, Penn., August 17-20, 2022 GOLDEN, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bead Fest, the largest educational bead and jewelry event, will celebrate its 20e birthday at Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, attracting thousands of […]]]>

    Bead Fest returns for the 20th year to host the largest gathering of designers

    Bead Fest is moving to a larger venue in Lancaster, Penn., August 17-20, 2022

    GOLDEN, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bead Fest, the largest educational bead and jewelry event, will celebrate its 20e birthday at Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, attracting thousands of beaders and jewelry enthusiasts to its 4-day All-Beading Festival.

    The gathering at the Penn Square Marriott, August 17-20, 2022, will offer over 400 hours of instruction from internationally and nationally respected instructors and an inspiring shopping experience with over 125 exhibitors specializing in pearls and jewelry. Additionally, special events to celebrate 20 years of coming together to explore beading and jewelry making will also take place throughout the week.

    Bead Fest is the place for seasoned bead and jewelry making veterans to learn new techniques, find new trends, and explore a vast market. And, for those just starting out, there are demos, build and get started workshops, and starter workshops where you can try your hand and see where your path takes you. It really is a place where the whole community comes together,” said Tamara Honaman, artist and chief content officer at Golden Peak Media.

    For his 20e year, Bead Fest will include a series of innovative “Getting Started” workshops for those who want to start exploring the world of beading and jewelry making. Taught by the world-renowned Honaman herself, it’s the perfect place to learn new techniques and learn the basics of bead and jewelry making.

    This year, Bead Fest will also recognize and celebrate the best in the industry at the show. Winners of the Interweave Bead Arts Awards will be announced and featured throughout the event. These awards highlight the best of the best in three categories, with awards from the contest sponsors to recognize excellence in the following categories:

    Seed Beads Sponsored by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

    Multi-hole beads sponsored by Barrel of Beads

    Crystals sponsored by Dreamtime Creations

    Prices include:

    Grand Prize Winner – $750 Cash

    Three Category Winners – $250 Sponsored Prize

    Four Honorable Mentions – $50 Interweave.com Gift Cards

    All winners will receive a one-year subscription to Interweave+ (a $49.99 value), a digital badge, functionality on Interweave.com, and will be highlighted at Bead Fest.

    “Being part of the Bead Fest lineup for the past 20 years has been amazing. Watching the event grow from our first effort with 50 vendors and 14 classes to where we are today is a testament to the vibrancy of the jewelry and bead making communities,” Honaman said. “We’re thrilled to have Bead Fest in this new location – Lancaster has a vibrant arts community, local attractions, plenty of dining options within walking distance, historic sites and it’s close to Hershey Park, an attraction that many many people have traditionally ventured out after the show.

    “We are beyond thrilled with the response from the community,” said Jeffrey Litvack, CEO of Golden Peak Media. “After two years without live events, this community can’t wait to get together – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Bead Fest 2022. In just a few weeks, we had record sales for the workshops and the block of hotel rooms sold out – twice!”

    To learn more about Bead Fest, visit BeadFest.com. View a full workshop brochure and save on registration with advanced pricing through June 30, 2022. Market Hours: August 18-20, 2022, 10am-6pm. Advanced tickets: $15/1 day, $25/3 days. At the door: $20/1 day, $30/3 days. Workshops include a pass to the market.

    About Golden Peak

    Golden Peak Media is one of the largest media and education companies serving arts and crafts enthusiasts in the United States. The company publishes 15 magazines, including Love of Quilting and Artists Magazine, and has over 5,000 digital videos and 15,000 digital patterns. More information can be found at www.goldenpeakmedia.com.

    contacts

    Jessi Rodriguez, jrodriguez@goldenpeakmedia.com

    ]]> Seria Energy Lab set to join MYCE 2022 https://carolinabelles.net/seria-energy-lab-set-to-join-myce-2022/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 20:17:30 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/seria-energy-lab-set-to-join-myce-2022/ Seria Energy Lab (SEL) is set to join Brunei 2022 Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (Brunei MYCE 2022) for June 15-18 Energy Week and Brunei Climate Change Week. June 22 to 26, at the International Congress Center (ICC) in Berakas. A flagship program of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP), the science center aims to […]]]>

    Seria Energy Lab (SEL) is set to join Brunei 2022 Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition (Brunei MYCE 2022) for June 15-18 Energy Week and Brunei Climate Change Week. June 22 to 26, at the International Congress Center (ICC) in Berakas.

    A flagship program of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP), the science center aims to support the growth of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Brunei through an immersive experience interactive learning and exploration with advanced technologies. art exhibits comprising four main areas – Oil and Gas, Future Energy, Aqualab and Smart Science.

    The center also offers Makerspace, designed for young children to carry out hands-on, engaging and fun activities on a small scale, incorporating both basic engineering and arts and crafts.

    In addition to interactive exhibits, SEL offers competitions, such as Women in Science and Science Show Competition; a wide range of workshops covering different STEM elements with modern learning methods, such as Innovation Hub and Shell NXplorers; and SEL’s outreach program, Siuknya Sains, where activities and modular exhibits are offered at schools, festivals and educational events.

    Specially organized climate-related activities, such as SEL Studio, Makerspace and Stress Nexus, will be conducted and made available to the public during Climate Change Week in Sejati Room 4.

    The public can visit the SEL booth in the East Hall both weeks and purchase tickets to the center at a discounted rate.

    A wide range of SEL-exclusive souvenir items such as stationery, tote bags, keychains, clothing and plush will also be available for purchase at the event.

    Seria Energy Lab in the district of Belait. PHOTO: BSP
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    Eastern Visayas minimum wage set to rise —DOLE │ GMA News Online https://carolinabelles.net/eastern-visayas-minimum-wage-set-to-rise-dole-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 04:33:20 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/eastern-visayas-minimum-wage-set-to-rise-dole-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ Minimum wage workers in the Eastern Visayas region should expect an increase in their daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Saturday. In a statement, the DOLE said the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) VIII issued Wages Order No. RBVIII-22. The ruling granted a pay rise of P50 in […]]]>

    Minimum wage workers in the Eastern Visayas region should expect an increase in their daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Saturday.

    In a statement, the DOLE said the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) VIII issued Wages Order No. RBVIII-22.

    The ruling granted a pay rise of P50 in increments of P25 when the wages order comes into force and another of P25 on January 2, 2023.

    “After the full implementation of wage bands, workers in the non-agricultural sector and in retail and service establishments employing 11 or more workers will receive a daily wage of 375 pesos,” the labor ministry said.

    “Meanwhile, workers in agriculture, handicrafts and handicrafts, as well as retail and service establishments employing 10 or fewer workers will receive a daily wage of 345 pesos,” he said. he adds.

    Similarly, the VIII Regional Wage Board issued another order granting a P500 wage increase for domestic workers, raising the new minimum monthly wage rate for kasambahay in the Eastern Visayas to P5,000 for cities. chartered and first-class municipalities and P4,500 for other municipalities. .

    “About 82,712 workers in private establishments and 57,081 Kasambahays are expected to benefit from the minimum wage increases. The previous wage ordinances for workers in private establishments and kasambahays came into effect on August 18, 2019 and January 1, 2020, respectively,” the DOLE said.

    Meanwhile, RTWPB XIII or Wage Ordinance issued No. RXIII-DW-03 granted wage increases of 500 and 1,000 pesos bringing the new monthly wage rate for kasambahays in Caraga to 4,000 pesos.

    “About 32,867 domestic workers in the region are expected to benefit from the increase in the minimum wage. The previous kasambahay wage ordinance came into effect on October 4, 2019,” the DOLE said.

    According to the Labor Department, the latest wage orders have been reviewed and confirmed by the National Wages and Productivity Commission.

    “They will come into force 15 days after their publication in a newspaper with wide circulation in the region,” he said. —LBG, GMA News

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    Best Armor Sets for Healers in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) https://carolinabelles.net/best-armor-sets-for-healers-in-elder-scrolls-online-eso/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:08:23 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/best-armor-sets-for-healers-in-elder-scrolls-online-eso/ Although magic users are usually the softest targets in MMORPGs, healers of elder scrolls online aren’t exactly defenseless thanks to the myriad of class skills they can use while casting healing spells on their allies. All classes have their share of healing tools at their disposal, and these improve if you have the right sets […]]]>

    Although magic users are usually the softest targets in MMORPGs, healers of elder scrolls online aren’t exactly defenseless thanks to the myriad of class skills they can use while casting healing spells on their allies. All classes have their share of healing tools at their disposal, and these improve if you have the right sets for the job.

    Although choosing the right abilities matters in ESO, having the best care sets at your disposal can make your job much easier. These will normally depend on class, playstyle, and what you’re up against, but the good news for healers is that there’s a wide variety of sets available.

    Here are the best healer sets ESO in our view, listed in no particular order. The choice between them should be based on preference, style of play and how easily it can be acquired.

    Here are the best healer sets elder scrolls online

    Spell power cure

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: white gold tower
    • Downloadable content required: imperial city

    If you like to keep your allies recharged, you will get huge benefits from Spell Power Cure. Each time you over-heal an ally, you grant them Major Courage, increasing their weapon and spell damage for five seconds. If you use this set, take advantage of big burst healing to top it off, then cast continuous healing spells like Grand Healing or your rejuvenation evolution of choice to keep this buff active. It takes a similar approach to Vestments of Olorime, which we’ll talk about later.

    Wrath of the Order

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Craft (High Isle/Amenos)
    • Downloadable content required: high island

    Order’s Wrath should be on any player’s list looking for a healer build. This craftable set gives you plenty of critical strike chance and increases your critical damage and critical healing by eight percent. Add in how easy it is to get and a bit of bonus damage, and this should be on the radar for anyone who wants bigger heals or wants to try the role.

    Olorime Habit

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Cloudrest trial
    • Downloadable content required: Sunset

    The Olorime Garment can be tricky to get since it’s a Cloudrest trial reward, but it might be worth the effort you’ll have to farm it. Using an area-of-effect heal, like the ubiquitous Grand Healing, will create a puddle that grants targets Major Courage, increasing their weapon and spell damage. As a bonus, it also grants you a Minor Aegis, reducing damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena monsters by 5%. This set takes a similar approach to Spell Power Cure, and since both grant Major Courage, they don’t stack.

    Hollow Fang Thirst

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Lunar Tomb Wither
    • Downloadable content required: Scalebreaker

    Hollowfang Thirst helps sustain, especially for you and your Magicka-based teammates. After getting a critical heal, you’ll spawn a hemoglobin ball that restores Magicka and increases healing received by 8%, helping you get the most out of your healing spells. Pair it with sets that give you more critical chance to get the most out of it.

    The sorrow of the mother

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Deshaan (overland)
    • Downloadable content required: None

    The Mother’s Sorrow set has been a household name for Magicka users in ESO for some time. It’s easy to get from Deshaan and guild traders in Tamriel, and it gives you heaps of critical chance to help you land critical heals. It’s perfect for a beginner healer, but it doesn’t exactly decrease in effectiveness (since critical chance is always welcome), so it can help in late game content as well.

    Julianos Law

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Craft (Wrothgar)
    • Downloadable content required: Orsinium

    Although it requires six researched traits to craft, the Law of Julianos set is a good addition for Magicka-based characters. It’s most commonly seen in DPS builds, but it has room in a healer’s arsenal, especially if you’re just trying out the role or don’t want to chase other sets. With free critical chance, spell damage, and even a bit of Magicka in the mix, Law of Julianos is a good starter set. And like the Mother’s Sorrow set, it can last past your first forays into healing.

    Sanctuary

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Banished cells (I and II)
    • Downloadable content required: None

    Much like the Worm Cult’s Raiment or the Ebon Armory set, Sanctuary will benefit you and up to 11 players. The Sanctuary set increases healing received by 10% for allies within 10 yards of you. While this effect is powerful, the range limit can make it harder to get the most out of Sanctuary, especially in 12-player content. It’s easy enough to use in most dungeons, though some boss fights may cause your team to scatter to avoid mechanics and dilute the effectiveness of the Sanctuary set.

    winter’s respite

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Western Skyrim (by land)
    • Downloadable content required: Greymoor

    If you’re relying on Grand Healing and other area-of-effect heals, the Winter’s Respite set might come in handy. Whenever you cast an ability that leaves an effect on the ground, you create a circle of healing frost, which fires every two seconds and restores health to allies. This effect lasts 10 seconds and has a 10 second cooldown, which means you can sustain it pretty much all the time. The downside is that it forces players to stay in the target area to get the most of its effect, so its effectiveness also decreases if you have to move around a lot.

    Sentinel of Rkugamz

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Dark Shadow Caverns I
    • Downloadable content required: None
    • Type: Freak

    Monster sets can be powerful on their own, and Sentinel of Rkugamz is a perfect choice for a healer with an empty head and shoulders. With one piece, this set gives you 4% more healing, but the two-piece bonus summons a Dwemer Spider that heals you and your allies near you, replenishing all three resources. The spider stays for eight seconds and has a 15 second cooldown, meaning you can get a decent uptime and give nearby allies extra support.

    night flame

    Screenshot via ESO-hub
    • Source: Elden Hollow II
    • Downloadable content required: None
    • Type: Freak

    The Bogdan Nightflame fight may be one of the most visually impressive of ESOand using a fire-breathing dragon’s head as a helmet is one of the most powerful moves in the game. However, healers won’t use the Nightflame set just for fashion: every time you heal yourself or heal an ally, this set’s two-piece effect has a chance to create a totem that deals even more healing towards you and your allies within five yards of you.

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    Luxon settles in for his lengthy job interview https://carolinabelles.net/luxon-settles-in-for-his-lengthy-job-interview/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/luxon-settles-in-for-his-lengthy-job-interview/ National Party leader Chris Luxon has now been in his new post for six months, a milestone not all of his many predecessors have reached. While visiting Dunedin this week, he spoke to political journalist Mike Houlahan about his party’s ride and where the national hopes will be for a stable future. It has been […]]]>

    National Party leader Chris Luxon has now been in his new post for six months, a milestone not all of his many predecessors have reached.

    While visiting Dunedin this week, he spoke to political journalist Mike Houlahan about his party’s ride and where the national hopes will be for a stable future.

    It has been difficult for southerners to avoid the new leader of the National Party, Chris Luxon.

    Unlike some who came before him, Mr Luxon has been a regular visitor to the area since he was named party leader six months ago: two trips to Queenstown, trips to Waitaki and Invercargill and two visits to Dunedin over the past few weeks.

    He maintains a grueling schedule of provincial tours and the novelty has yet to wear off, down to the enthusiasm of Tigger with which he bounced in front of people when he met in Dunedin on Thursday to introduce himself.

    “The whole country sees me a lot: I’m in Wellington on Tuesday and Wednesday, then I get out of Wellington as fast as I can and I spend Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday visiting two or three towns in New Zealand,” Ms. said Luxon.

    “I think a lot of my job is to go out and meet people… to find out what’s going on, real New Zealanders, and I think there’s a real temptation if you’re in Wellington to end up getting caught up in the ring road there and losing touch with real New Zealanders on their challenges.”

    The MP for Auckland, raised in Christchurch, is well aware that his life experience is different from that of many of those whose votes he solicits: as a senior Univer executive, he has lived in Sydney, London, Chicago and Toronto before coming home to become a chef. CEO of Air New Zealand.

    Deft use of humor helps make a connection – chrome-domed Mr Luxon fires an easy laugh when referring to how many shampoo companies he’s bought, and another when confessing to acquiring a potentially losing love for country music while living in the United States.

    He also has a touch in common…when confronted with a lorry full of power tools, Mr Luxon’s DIY enthusiast couldn’t resist a conversation about drills.

    But he also keeps his rigor as a businessman for detail and his sense of numbers: by addressing Business South, he was able to quote a series of statistics, impromptu.

    It was this ability, among other things, that prompted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to appoint Mr Luxon to head her business advisory board … a somewhat ironic hire considering things.

    “You compartmentalize it,” Mr. Luxon said.

    “I’m old fashioned when it comes to the fact that if a Prime Minister or a President asks you to do something, do it…for me it was about New Zealand, but as I saw it up close, I decided there was a real opportunity for us to go to work and get things done and get some solutions to the problems we have in this country.”

    Despite only becoming an MP in October 2020 and party leader last November, Mr Luxon is quickly learning his new trade: During a media stand-up in Dunedin, he resolutely refused to be fired upon whether New Zealand’s name should be changed to Aotearoa, despite being asked three times.

    The issue, occasioned by a petition from the Maori party on the issue, had more spice due to a minority of outraged responses on social media to Mr Luxon’s choice to post a farewell to the late Joe Hawke on social media, in Maori.

    Mr. Luxon, who has been taking a weekly te reo class for some time, then refused to back down and sticks to his principles although it may cost him a few votes.

    “For me it was very simple: Joe Hawke was a great New Zealander, he was an outstanding leader for Maoridom, I wanted to acknowledge his passing in te reo and thought it was very appropriate; it was his mother tongue,” he said. .

    “Yes there was some reaction: I haven’t read all the comments and frankly I don’t spend a lot of time online looking at the comments…some of the comments were racist and I condemn them outright, to others were people saying ‘I have a different view, Chris.

    “They have a right to free speech and I will defend their right to say something I don’t agree with, but in the end I thought it was appropriate.”

    But what Mr. Luxon really wants to talk about, and he meticulously memorized his talking points, is the cost of living.

    Inflation continues the government’s rosy economic message of record unemployment and has been the baton with which National has beaten Labor for months.

    Mr Luxon suggested indexing tax thresholds to inflation and other tax adjustments to put more money in people’s pockets, while criticizing the government for inflationary spending.

    Why wouldn’t his plans be inflationary, but the government’s?

    “There is an inflationary component, I understand, but the New Zealand public has the choice of saving as much as spending that money and given how [Finance Minister] Grant Robertson is addicted to spending, the public will spend that money much more wisely than him.”

    At his party’s caucus retreat in Queenstown earlier this year, Mr Luxon pledged to lead an opposition that offered solutions rather than criticism: does he feel the party is delivering on that promise?

    “I think we oppose the government where it makes sense, we are constructive when we think there are good things they are doing, and we come up with ideas.

    “Take the example of law and order. We have a major problem with crime in this country. We’ve had a 21% increase in serious violent crime and a 40% increase in gang membership, each day there was a shootout or a ram raid, so what was our solution?

    “We would really like to have a dedicated gang unit, we would like to have gun prohibition orders with warrantless search powers so that we can tackle the problem, which is illegal guns, and we’ve talked about the police reviewing their prosecution policy – the police announced two days ago that they were going to review this policy, that’s a good result, that’s what I meant by proposing.”

    Mr Luxon’s novelty as a national leader has yet to wear off: Latest polls suggest the party has a realistic chance of winning next year’s election, although there is still a long way to go. browse before election day.

    “I can look at all the MPs in my caucus and see the contributions they make, the commitment they have, the way they work together, the way they engage with industries and the community sector, and I’m happy with our progress,” Mr. Luxon said.

    “But it’s not about us, it’s about our ability to come up with ideas that really move this country forward and really address our problems and realize the opportunities that we have.

    “It’s the job for the next 18 months, and it’s a big job interview for me and my party.”

    mike.houlahan@odt.co.nz

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    Uncovering the Mystery Behind England’s Most Expensive Cheese – Prestige Online https://carolinabelles.net/uncovering-the-mystery-behind-englands-most-expensive-cheese-prestige-online/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:01:58 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/uncovering-the-mystery-behind-englands-most-expensive-cheese-prestige-online/ Cheese is not cheap. And premium cheeses – those revered by foodies and stored in vaulted cellars – can fetch prices that match those of fine wines and whiskeys. So what is the most expensive cheese in the world? The answer might surprise you. (Hero image: a slice of plain white Stilton from Long Clawson […]]]>

    Cheese is not cheap. And premium cheeses – those revered by foodies and stored in vaulted cellars – can fetch prices that match those of fine wines and whiskeys. So what is the most expensive cheese in the world? The answer might surprise you.

    (Hero image: a slice of plain white Stilton from Long Clawson Dairy)

    The world is home to an incredible variety of cheeses (Photo: Waldemar Brandt/Unsplash)

    Cheese production predates recorded history. Over the centuries, it has become a true art form and cheese makers continue to surpass themselves when it comes to creating the best cheeses in the world. Unsurprisingly, the price tags associated with these premium products also tend to skyrocket.

    Cheesemaking, like winemaking, has become a rarefied art (photo: Camille Brodard/Unsplash)

    It is estimated that the first production of cheese began around 8-10,000 years ago. References to the art of cheese-making have been found in ancient Greek mythology, and evidence of this culinary art has been found in Egyptian tomb murals dating back over 4,000 years. By the time of the Roman Empire, cheese making had spread throughout Europe and the Middle East.

    Blue cheese, among the most popular cheeses in the world (photo: Towfiqu Barbhuiya/Unsplash)

    Over the years, this culinary craft has been refined and improved, employing a myriad of techniques to create the limitless variations of this dairy delight we enjoy today. Interestingly, many of the world’s most popular cheeses – Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan and Gouda, for example – are relatively new in the great history of cheese, with histories dating back only around 500 years.

    Which cheese ranks among the most expensive in the world? (photo: Long Clawson Dairy)

    Even today, the art of cheese-making continues to be refined, leading connoisseurs to regularly ask themselves the question: “What is the best cheese in the world?” This is, of course, a subjective question, with no single correct answer. However, one could rephrase the question and simply ask, “What is the most expensive cheese in the world?” In place.

    The answer to that question is Pule, a crumbly white cheese that costs US$600 a pound. However, this has more to do with its rarity, and not so much with its flavor, as the high cost is attributed to the fact that it is made from the milk of a Balkan donkey, native only to Serbia and Montenegro – and 25 liters of milk are needed to produce a single kg of Pule.

    White Stilton Gold, a soft cheese made from real gold, sells for around US$400 a pound (Photo: Long Clawson Dairy)

    White Stilton Gold, available in England from the venerable Long Clawson Dairy in Leicestershire, is only slightly cheaper. Produced exclusively for the holidays, this soft white cheese is made from real gold and sells for around US$400 per pound.

    Stiltons and blue cheeses (photo: Long Clawson Dairy)

    The history of the Long Clawson Dairy dates back to 1911, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Stilton obtained European Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. This means that a cheese can only “legally” be called Stilton if it is made in one of three English counties: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire. And producers must follow traditional recipes that have been around for generations. Of course, Long Clawson was already well known for his blue Stiltons by then. Indeed, in 1986, to celebrate their 75th anniversary, they entered The Guinness Book of World Records as producers of the world’s largest Stilton, which weighed 29 kilograms (64 pounds) and measured one meter in diameter.

    100% English cheeses made the old fashioned way (Photo: Long Clawson Dairy)

    Today the dairy produces a number of delicious 100% English cheeses and cheese products, such as Blue Shropshire, Rutland Red and a range of sweet and savory cheese blends, all made using century-old craftsmanship and innovative techniques. But if you want some of that Christmas-exclusive Stilton white gold, then you’re probably better off ordering now.

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    The Wholely Grill online store launches a new range of insulated backpacks https://carolinabelles.net/the-wholely-grill-online-store-launches-a-new-range-of-insulated-backpacks/ Mon, 30 May 2022 15:07:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/the-wholely-grill-online-store-launches-a-new-range-of-insulated-backpacks/ Multifunctional and versatile, insulated backpacks are ideal for outdoor and sports activities. An exciting new product is now available for outbound travelers who want to stay stylish and have easy access to their gadgets. Wholely Grill’s specially designed insulated coolers serve as the perfect backpack for any type of outdoor activity. Made from heavy-duty 600D […]]]>

    Multifunctional and versatile, insulated backpacks are ideal for outdoor and sports activities.

    An exciting new product is now available for outbound travelers who want to stay stylish and have easy access to their gadgets. Wholely Grill’s specially designed insulated coolers serve as the perfect backpack for any type of outdoor activity.

    Made from heavy-duty 600D nylon fabric, the backpacks are designed to resist tearing, heat and humidity. Their impressive open-cell foam insulation allows them to store food at the right temperature, keep it fresh and maintain its pleasant taste and texture for an extended period of time.

    The product also comes with a myriad of functional features. More than food, it can safely store devices including laptops and smartphones. A safety reflective strip also makes it suitable for nighttime use and, as a bonus, a bottle opener is attached to the shoulder strap.

    “We would like our customers to have the most versatile product through our hardware R&D,” said Reeves, founder of the Wholely Grill store. “We have succeeded in creating a lightweight insulated backpack that our customers can take not only outside but also to the office, the gym or when traveling the world!”

    People who have used cooler backpacks also attest to its quality. Scott, who is one of the review respondents, describes the product as “the most versatile insulated backpack ever”. Another user, Danielle, comments, “It turns into a laptop bag in DRY MODE. Wow.”

    Cooler backpacks are available for purchase on the company’s Amazon page.

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