Submitted by Westport WineryScookies are offered in three different flavor profiles: Marionberry-Orange, Blueberry-Lemon, and Raspberry-Almond.Westport Winery’s bakery is well-known for its fresh, homemade pies, cakes, cookies, bars and giant cinnamon rolls. Now they are introducing Scookies to their list of over-the-top offerings.Winery co-owner, Kim Roberts said, “We have always make scones in the summer season but we wanted to offer a breakfast-style pastry year around that had all the elements of our scones with the convenience of a cookie. I heard about a popular product in New York that is a hybrid of a donut and a croissant so I decided to experiment until I came up with a cookie/scone collaboration and the Scookie was born.”Scookies are offered in three different flavor profiles: Marionberry-Orange, Blueberry-Lemon, and Raspberry-Almond. “The secret to making these special is that they are filled with fresh fruit. In the summer we even get to use our farm’s berries. Scookies are the same size as our vanilla bean lavender shortbread cookies so they’re a real meal.”In terms of wine pairings Roberts suggests that the Blackberry-Orange Scookie be served with the winery’s Little Wild Blackberry Riesling. She said to enjoy Dawn Patrol, their blend of raspberry Riesling as the perfect complement to the Raspberry-Almond Scookie. And she recommends True Blue, the winery’s blueberry dessert wine to sip with the Blueberry-Lemon Scookie. “Of course, you can always be traditional and pair any of these with a mimosa made from one of our award-winning sparkling wines.”Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Tour in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com. Facebook44Tweet0Pin0
Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, coaches Sandy Boyd, Greg Andrusak, Craig Upper, Lisa Upper, Geoff Watts, Devan Andrusak, Seamus Boyd, Koby Upper, Ethan Bennett, Drake Proctor, Jamie Popoff-Hnatiuk, Mason Ouchi, Sam Orasuk, Alexander Andersen, Simon Forrester, Dylan Watts, Rhett Hamilton, Bryce Sookro, Logan Krotz (Relief Goalie from Cranbrook) and Ben Haydu. The Nelson Minor Hockey Atom A squad made it look easy en route to capturing the top prize at the recent tournament in Kimberley.The players combined solid team work with determination to capture the first-place trophy with wins over Blackfoot (Calgary), Indus (Calgary), host Kimberley and Cranbrook.
GIANT KILLER HOFMANS EYES CLASSIC UPSETSONGBIRD TO WORK ON SUNDAY FOR DISTAFFDERBY KING NYQUIST BREEZES MILE THURSDAY Bob Baffert2467225%63%$730,465 Rafael Bejarano8115191119%56%$1,052,925 WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, JOE DiMAGGIO? Veteran jockey agent Joe Griffin, who wouldn’t know a baseball bat from a fruit bat, was at Bay Meadows race track in the late 1990’s sitting in a box seat with the legendary Joe DiMaggio.Fellow agent and rabid baseball fan Jim Pegram happened to walk by and could barely believe his eyes. There was Griffin, who had no knowledge of or interest in baseball, sitting next to the Yankee Clipper himself, Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, he of the 56-game hitting streak.The nonplussed Pegram was stunned, asking Griffin what he was doing sitting with Joe D? “You don’t even know who he is,” Pegram fumed, but Griffin didn’t flinch.His response was quick and deadly.“I know who he is,” Joe said. “He’s Mr. Coffee.”But wait. There’s more.Days later in a Bay Area sports bar bedecked with pictures of baseball greats, Pegram went for the jugular.“OK,” he fumed at Griffin, pointing to the wall, “for dinner in any San Francisco restaurant at any price, who’s the guy in that picture?”Griffin barely took a deep breath before spitting out, “Lou Gehrig.”Pegram let the expletives fly. “Now how $##%*&*@!%$$ did you know that?” he barked between vulgarities.“Easy,” Griffin said. “I saw the movie. He looks just like Gary Cooper.” Jerry Hollendorfer3354415%39%$272,767 Martin Pedroza4865213%27%$222,620 -30- (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 22) JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Richard Baltas5178614%41%$408,120 Joseph Talamo3776219%41%$301,985 Flavien Prat58128821%48%$976,760 FINISH LINES: Humberto Ascanio, long-time right-hand man to the late Bobby Frankel, was a welcome visitor to Clockers’ Corner Sunday, greeting old friends and former co-workers . . . With two wins Saturday, Rafael Bejarano opened a 15-13 lead over runners-up Norberto Arroyo Jr. and Tyler Baze in the race for riding honors through 14 days of the 23-day Autumn Meet. Among trainers, Peter Miller has a comfortable 12-7 lead over runners-up Doug O’Neill and Richard Baltas. Tyler Baze671361019%43%$474,310 SUMMARY OF CHRB MEETINGThe California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting last Thursday at Santa Anita. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Steve Beneto, George Krikorian and Alex Solis also were in attendance.The audio of the entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief:In discussing 2017 race dates allocations for Northern California, all attempts to negotiate an agreed-upon solution failed and all motions failed to garner the required four votes for adoption. Therefore, the matter was moved to the November agenda. Chairman Winner implored the stakeholders to try once again to reach an accord.The Board approved the license application for the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association to conduct a race meet commencing Dec. 30, 2016, through Dec. 17, 2017.The Board approved for 45-day public notice proposed amendments to regulations that would allow racing secretaries, racing associations and fairs to write medication-based race conditions, subject to CHRB final approval.The Board approved for 45-day public notice a proposed rule to require ADW companies to identify those wagers placed by accountholders located within California racetracks and simulcast facilities, so that racetracks and horsemen would get a larger share of revenue from the takeout on those wagers.A proposed regulatory amendment governing use of the riding crop in races was rejected when three of the commissioners voted no and the fourth, Commissioner Solis, recused himself.In his executive summary, Executive Director Rick Baedeker reported that the stewards and normal licensing, enforcement and veterinary staffing levels will be greatly supplemented for the Breeders’ Cup being hosted by Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4 and 5.The Board authorized the Pacific Racing Association to distribute $39,573 in race day charity proceeds to nine beneficiaries.The Board approved a license application for NewCo Ventures North America, doing business as NYRAbets.com, to provide ADW wagering services to California accountholders for the rest of this year. All ADW licenses must be renewed for 2017. Kent Desormeaux42114626%50%$440,635 In other Breeders’ Cup news:Jerry Hollendorfer said unbeaten two-year-old filly champion of 2015 Songbirdwould have her last breeze next Sunday prior to the $2 million Longines Distaff on Nov. 4.Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Classic) “is galloping daily and looks great,”trainer Doug O’Neill said. “If all goes well he’ll breeze a mile on Thursday, come out of that good and gallop into the Big Dance.”Union Strike (Juvenile Fillies) worked seven furlongs Sunday under MartinGarcia in company with The Strip for trainer Craig Dollase. The two fillies were timed in 1:27.80 and 1:28.60, respectively.Gun Runner (Dirt Mile) worked five furlongs for Steve Asmussen in 1:00.40.On the dirt training track, Hunt (Turf Sprint) worked six furlongs in company withMetaboss for Phil D’Amato, getting a time of 1:15, while Metaboss was clocked in 1:16.20.Also on the training track for D’Amato, Obviously (Mile and Turf Sprint) went fourfurlongs in 48.80, breezing, while Bowies Hero (Juvenile Turf) went four furlongs in 50.60 to stablemate Billy Big’s 51.80.Multiple Grade II turf stakes winner Ashleyluvssugar worked five furlongs forPeter Eurton in 1:02.20. Peter Miller45127327%49%$396,860 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Doug O’Neill60791312%48%$350,541 Fernando Perez4371916%40%$202,365 Philip D’Amato3960515%28%$397,645 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.61139921%51%$526,399 FRESH MELATONIN PEAKING FOR CLASSICMeet David Hofmans, the Giant Killer of the Breeders’ Cup.Consider the fact that he saddled Adoration, at 40-1 the longest shot on the board, to win the 2003 Distaff under Patrick Valenzuela; Desert Code at 36-1 with Richard Migliore up to win the 2008 Turf Sprint; and Alphabet Soup to upset two-time Horse of the Year Cigar in the 1996 Classic with Chris McCarron aboard at a $41.70 win payoff.His next task could be his most daunting, however, sending out Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Melatonin after an absence of more than four months to tackle streaking 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $6 million Classic at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 5.“He loves to run fresh, I know that,” said the 73-year-old Hofmans of Melatonin, a five-year-old gelded son of Kodiak Kowboy owned by Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms, Inc. “Unfortunately, I missed a race with him before the Classic so we have to come into what is probably the toughest race of his life off of works.“I know the horse is doing really well right now. He reminds me of Alphabet Soup. They both try real hard every time and they’re both so smart.“I thought Adoration and Alphabet Soup had good shots to win, despite their odds. Desert Code, I wasn’t too sure about, but I think Migliore was a big part of that. He really wanted that win and he rode the horse like he did, and I think he got every bit out of him.“But all three horses were like Melatonin, peaking at the right moment.”
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On September 8th, Nate Douridas and the Farm Science Review crew began the 2015 corn harvest. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got a glimpse of the first field Douridas opened up and talked about the yield and moisture to start harvest and about what to expect at this year’s Farm Science Review, September 22nd through 24th at The Molly Caren Ag Center in London, Ohio.
India’s Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose and Manjeet Kaur celebrate after winning gold in the women’s 4×400 metre relay during the 16th Asian Games 2010 at Aoti Main Stadium in Guangzhou, China, on Friday. PTIIndia created history by recording their best-ever performance in Asian Games with 64 medals, including a record 14 gold, with star boxer Vijender Singh providing the icing on the cake by bringing the last yellow metal on the penultimate day in Guangzhou on Friday.The men’s and women’s kabaddi teams expectedly maintained their supremacy by clinching the gold before the women’s 4x400m quartet and Vijender (75kg) bagged a yellow metal each on the most productive day for India in the mega-event.With the addition of 11 more medals on Friday, India’s tally climbed to a record 14 gold, 17 silver and 33 bronze (total 64), the biggest ever haul in the Asian Games so far, to jump to the sixth place.India’s best medal haul till date was recorded in the 1982 Games in Delhi when they had won 13 gold, 19 silver and 25 bronze for an overall tally of 57. India had finished 10 in the last edition of the Games in Doha with a tally of 10-17-26.India have now completed their engagements in the Games and their final standing will depend after the completion of the six events — men’s and women’s marathon, men’s and women’s doubles sepaktakraw finals and women’s volleyball final — on Saturday.China leads the medal table with 197 gold, 117 silver and 98 bronze (total 412), followed by South Korea (74-63-91) and Japan (47-73-94) at second and third respectively.advertisementWhile the kabaddi teams did not sweat much to keep their reputation intact in rather lopsided finals, Vijender made amends for his bronze-finish in Commonwealth Games with a gold here while compatriots Santosh Kumar (64) and Manpreet Singh (91kg) settled for a silver each.The women’s 4x400m relay team also lived up to the expectations as they defended the gold they won in the 2006 Doha Asian Games.Long distance runners Preeja Sreedharan, who had earlier won a gold in women’s 10,000m race, and Kavita Raut had their moment of glory by winning the silver and bronze medals respectively in the women’s 5000m event.Rollersports fetched India a couple of unexpected bronze medals with Anup Kumar Yama bagging one in men’s single free skating before combining with Avani Panchal to finish third in the pairs skating event. The Indian men’s chess team also contributed a bronze.Much was expected from the kabaddi teams to provide the boost to the gold haul and they did not disappoint.The men’s kabaddi team maintained their impeccable track record by winning the gold medal for the sixth time on the trot, demolishing Iran with a facile 37-20 margin what turned out to be a lop-sided contest.The script unfolded on expected lines for the women’s kabaddi team also as they completed a memorable Asian Games debut by clinching the gold medal with a comprehensive win over Thailand in the final.The Indians beat Thailand 28-14 in a dominating performance to clinch the inaugural women’s kabaddi gold of the Asian Games.World number one Vijender added another feather on his cap by clinching an unprecedented second boxing gold for India in the Asian Games to round off the best ever campaign by the country’s pugilists at the quadrennial mega-event.It was sweet revenge for Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist Vijender when he blanked reigning world champion Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan 7-0. Atoev had beaten the 25-year-old Indian at the World Championship semifinals last year but Vijender wiped off the disappointment with a performance fitting the hype around him.The dashing six-footer Indian crouched a bit and took full advantage of his long reach and taller height against Atoev, whom he had beaten in Asian Championships last year.Hitting straight and clear, Vijender, who was a bronze-medallist at the 2006 Asian Games, defended stoutly, seldom letting Atoev to attack.However, V Santhosh Kumar (64kg) and Manpreet Singh (91kg) settled for silver medals after losing in the finals.While Santhosh lost 1-16 to Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yeleussinov in finals, Manpreet went down 1-8 to Mohammad Ghossoun of Syria to take India’s silver tally to three in boxing after Dinesh Kumar (81kg) had finished second yesterday.The athletics team also ended their campaign with a bagful of medals with the women’s 4x400m relay quartet winning the gold to bring down curtains with a bang.India emerged from the track and field events with five gold, two silver and four bronze medals, one of their best efforts in Asian Games history, though below their performance in 2002 Busan Asian Games where they had a 7-6-5 medal haul.advertisementHaving started their campaign with a golden double in the women’s 10,000m and 3,000m steeplechase through Preeja Sreedharan and Sudha Singh on the first day, the 4x400m relay team of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, AC Ashwini and Mandeep Kaur ended the campaign by clinching gold in 3 minutes 29.02secs.Kazakhstan took the silver in 3:30.03 while China claimed the bronze in 3:30.89.With inputs from PTI
Sawarn Singh Virk rows at the Chungju Tanhgeum lake on Thursday.Englishman Steve Redgrave was to rowing what Usain Bolt is to sprinting – there have been many great athletes in their respective sports but no one can match their Olympic achievements.These are the people who inspire youngsters sitting in remote areas of the globe to take up these sports and help them dream of Olympic gold medals.Sawarn Singh Virk is no different. A huge fan of Redgrave, Sawarn gave up his first love, volleyball, to take up rowing in 2009. Five years later, he won his maiden Asian Games medal on Thursday, in the men’s single sculls event, though it wasn’t the lustrous gold medals he saw around Redgrave’s neck but India’s hoodoo at these Games, a bronze.Soon after, it was another bronze for the country in the men’s eight event, behind China and Japan on a day when the weather was pleasant and the wind didn’t cause much trouble.Indian rower Sawarn Singh Virk won his maiden Asian Games medal in the men’s single sculls event.It’s not easy for rowers to stay motivated. Compared to indoor sports where spectators egg you on, these men and women have to keep goading themselves and hope for the best in open water.At the picturesque Chungju Tanhgeum Lake Rowing Centre, which is a three hour drive from the main city, Sawarn grew in stature as an international rower after first getting noticed when he qualified for the 2012 London Olympics.advertisementBefore leaving for Incheon, Sawarn had spoken about wanting to win gold this time and emulating Bajrang Lal Takhar’s achievement in Guangzhou four years ago, but his best efforts were thwarted by Iran’s Mohsen Shadinagadeh and Kim Dongyong of South Korea. Incidentally, Sawarn used a boat bearing Bajrang’s name.Sawarn said after the event: “I was aiming to win gold here but got the bronze. I wish to train hard and do well in the Rio Olympics.”Members of the men’s eight team with their bronze medals.This is a sport where muscle power, concentration, proper breathing pattern and the ability to produce a final burst matters immensely. One look at Sawarn’s chiselled frame tells you that he has the physical tools to do the job.Sawarn pulled hard to lead the field in the first 500 metres, completing the distance in 1 minute and 43.86 seconds. Over the next 500 metres, too, he led the way, conceding just three hundredths of a second to the Iranian.It was the third 500m section where Mohsen overtook him, and by the end of the 2000m race, Sawarn had lost so much steam that Kim not only overtook him but finished about four and a half seconds ahead of him. Sawarn’s final time was 7 minutes and 10.65 seconds, and he later collapsed due to exhaustion.It all boils down to preparation, and the fact remains that India’s improving rowers still train at a place that is a world away from the Korean facility – the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad. The rowers and coach Ismail Baig have got them some success thus far, but to take the next step, better facilities and more focused training are required.In a sport like this, recovery plays a huge role and that’s where physios and trainers are needed to help these athletes.
Sporting CP midfielder Nani: Mourinho right manager for Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSporting CP midfielder Nani insists Jose Mourinho is the right manager for Manchester United.Nani won everything in the game at United.“Obviously the goal is to be Premier League champions, but the competition is fierce,” Nani told Goal.“Although last year United managed to finish in second place, this year isn’t going as expected. I’m sure though that if there is a coach able to turn things around and put the club on the right path it’s José.“Like Sir Alex, he has charisma and a very strong character. Those elements are key for success.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd ace Mata relaunches blog: Let’s be positiveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAfter victory at Cardiff City, Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is again writing for his personal blog.He opined: “Without doubt, it is one of the busiest times of the year in terms of the amount of games there are in English football.”We have two games at Old Trafford and we want to close out December in the best possible way: with two wins.”Obviously, it has been a different week with the change of manager and I’d like to thank Jose for the trophies we won together and wish him luck for the future.”As you will all be aware, the legendary Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is our new boss and we couldn’t have started off upon his return to the club in a better way. “It was a convincing win against Cardiff and it will raise morale going into the end of 2018 and the rapidly approaching New Year. “It is time for be optimistic, to look ahead and keep working hard to climb up the table. We are really motivated to do so while entertaining our fans, who deserve so much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Silva writes to FA over Mendy tweetby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has written to the FA to say he regrets the fact his social media post may have unintentionally caused offence, reports BBC Sport.BBC Sport understands Bernardo personally wrote the letter, which was submitted before Thursday’s 17:00 BST deadline.Team-mate Benjamin Mendy has also written to the FA in support of Bernardo, saying he did not take offence at the posts.Bernardo is adamant he never intended to offend and his posts were not racially motivated.