I’ll Have Some Yoga and a Saison, Please

first_imgIt took me a long time to come around to yoga. The whole process, from the “mountain pose” (which let’s be honest, is really just standing) to the teachers who say things like, “really sink into the pose and explore your sacrum,” just seemed so ridiculous. Now I’m all about exploring my sacrum through bendy poses that hurt like a mother f#*@$er. My issue is that I’m quick to judge. It was the same thing with saisons. The saison is a relatively ancient, European style of beer that also goes by the catch-all title, “farmhouse ale.” Traditionally, these were literally brewed on farms, using leftover fruit or herbs after the harvest, and consumed by the farmhands the following summer. Picture a bunch of European farmers plowing the fields all day, then breaking in the late afternoon for cheese and beer. This is the beer they’re drinking.The saison is a really broad umbrella with a lot of very different beers beneath it. They’re typically low in alcohol and downright refreshing to drink. And I hated them the minute I saw them. I had an instantaneous, primeval reaction to the style, mostly because of that damn name, “saison.” The name just sounded so precious. Like you have to wear a scarf and say it with a French accent. See how judgy I am? Fast forward several years, and I can’t get enough of the saison. Especially this new one from Starr Hill, the Daily Grind Peppercorn Farmhouse Ale. There’s nothing precious about this beer, which is part of Starr Hill’s limited release Heavy Rotation series. It’s bright and effervescent, the way all saisons should be, but with a firm malty body and a guilty-pleasure kind of sweetness that delivers waves of citrus, pineapple in particular, before getting washed away by a tart finish. This is the kind of beer you want to drink on a hot afternoon, after long trail run. Or you know, working in the fields, if that’s what you’re into it. Or after an hour and a half of hot yoga. Now that’s a day—yoga and a saison. Look how much I’ve matured over the years!last_img read more

Incentive to job hires: ‘Catch vandals and become regular city gov’t employees’

first_imgRecently hired “green guards” – jobhires tasked to guard city government-grown ornamental plants – would be madeinto regular city hall employees if they catch the vandals themselves, Treñasannounced. ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñaspreviously announced he would be giving monetary reward to whoever could giveinformation leading to the arrest of persons vandalizing ornamental plants atthe Iloilo Esplanade and other public spaces here. “I don’t understand why some peoplecan be so cruel, even to harmless plants,” Treñas lamented. He then cited city governmentpersonnel that work hard to take good care of the ornamental plants. Mayor Jerry Treñas. JERRY TREÑAS FACEBOOK He then reiterated his public appeal:end vandalism in the city, especially the destruction of ornamental plants thatthe city government is growing as part of its beautification program. “Rain or shine, they are doing theirjob,” said Treñas./PN “Pangitaanko paagi nga masulod ko sila sa permanentposition. So it is really up to them,” said Treñas. Now, he has upped the ante.last_img read more

Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada

first_imgLast Updated: 7th October, 2019 10:00 IST Peters Wins Javelin For 2nd-ever World Gold For Grenada Anderson Peters, of Grenada reacts on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Rahul Ramakrishnan LIVE TVcenter_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 7th October, 2019 10:00 IST DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground.He had the best arm of all his friends. He showed it off on an even bigger stage.Peters won the javelin throw Sunday night for his country’s second-ever gold medal at the world championships. He joins the ranks of sprinter Kirani James, the sprinter who captured the 400-meter title in 2011. Peters remembers being glued to his television that day — and being inspired.“That was an unbelievable moment for our whole country,” Peters said. “If he can do it, it’s possible for everybody to have a chance to become a world champion.”A junior at Mississippi State, Peters’ winning throw was 86.89 meters as he added another title to the NCAA championships crown he won in June and Pan-Am Games win in August. Magnus Kirt of Estonia was second (86.21) and Johannes Vetter of Germany was third (85.37).“There are no words to explain being a world champion,” Peters said. “I’m grateful for the chance.”Growing up, he had two ambitions — be a famous cricket player or the next Usain Bolt.But the javelin became his calling when on his first try at an event in primary school he broke the school record. All those days of throwing rocks and sticks at fruit in the trees in Grenada keeps paying off.“We used to have races and say, ‘Let’s see who could pick the most,’” Peters said. “I was pretty good.”Peters has to hurry back to school — he has two big tests this week.Any chance his gold medal might help him buy some extra time with his professors?“That’s not going to help,” Peters said, laughing. “As a kid, I was thinking about becoming a world champion and an Olympic champion and having the titles at the same time.”One down, one to go next summer at the Tokyo Games.EUGENE ON DECKOregon Gov. Kate Brown was in the stadium to present the men’s 4×100 relay medals.In two years, the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon , will be the site of worlds. It marks the first time the championships are heading to the U.S.“We’re absolutely honored,” Brown said. “It’s amazing it’s going to be in the heart of track and field territory — Eugene, Oregon. We’re excited to see everyone there.”EMPTY STEPThree steps on the podium, but only two teams. A chaotic changeover in the women’s 4×400 relay led to more than an hour of uncertainty.Jamaica finished third, then was disqualified, then reinstated. After all that, the Jamaican squad didn’t turn up for its medal ceremony, leaving the gold medalists from the U.S. and second-placed Poland to take a lopsided podium photo.At issue was whether Jamaica had gained an advantage by not lining up correctly for a changeover. Fourth-placed Britain argued the Jamaicans had benefited, but that was later overturned on an appeal by Jamaica.CENTROWITZ & SALAZARAmerican distance runner Matthew Centrowitz said leaving Alberto Salazar’s training group last season had nothing to do with an investigation and more to do with needing a change.Salazar was kicked out of the world championships last week after being handed a four-year ban in a case long pursued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Salazar leads the Nike Oregon Project, which Centrowitz joined after the 2012 London Games“Alberto never once offered me anything that I was uncomfortable taking or made any those decisions you may be reading about,” said Centrowitz, who finished eighth in the 1,500 meters and more than 3 seconds behind winner Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya. “I had no idea that any of this was going on when I was with the group.“That had nothing to do with my decision. … I felt like I needed some change, something fresh, something new.”The 2016 Olympic gold medalist is now running for the Bowerman Track Club.THE COUNCILThe IAAF elected six new members to its athletes’ commission: French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams, U.S. distance runner Bernard Lagat, Belgian 400-meter runner Kevin Borlee, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, and Jamaican middle-distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer.Hall of Famer Carl Lewis said on his Twitter account that he applied to be a member of the IAAF athletes’ commission.“Let’s see if they want someone speaking to power about the issues that really affects athletes, gets in,” Lewis wrote. “Stay tuned.” last_img read more

Asamoah Gyan unhappy with recent recurring injuries

first_imgGhana captain Asamoah Gyan has expressed major worry at his recent reoccurring knee injury.The Shangai SIPG striker in the last two months has been on and off both for club and country as he has been battling a knee injury. The 29-year old in an interview with Joy Sports noted that it is very frustrating but he is working very hard on keeping his fitness.“It is quite frustrating and it happens when I am getting to my top level and then it leaves me with no option than to go back and start afresh,” said Gyan.“I have been in the game for some time now and I have gained lots of experience to deal with this situation.“I need to be more disciplined in my training programme and make sure I get to my top level. Injuries are part of our job and it all depends on the individual.”Gyan scored four goals in 10 appearances for SIPG in his first season in the Chinese Super League. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more