Mediterranean is big now, and Armin and Judy Bellova will be offering it breakfast, lunch, and dinner with American and European influences at the transformed Hudson Blue Crab House space, now called simply Armin and Judy. The menu will be affordable and there will be a bakery on premises.“We will be serving our own bread and making our own pasta, which is not that prevalent out here,’’ said Judy Bellova, who is hoping to have an opening mid-summer. The ingredients for most dishes will be seasonal and local. It’s located at 1970 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton.Après beach is the theme at Rosie’s Amagansett, which opened Memorial Day weekend at 195 Main Street, and will serve small plates, starting with morning items such as egg burritos and avocado toast and move on to afternoon chicken schnitzel sandwiches, grain bowls, and salads. By late afternoon look for oysters, crudo, steak tartare, a charcuterie plate, mussels with cider, and brick chicken.“I wanted to create a place for the community,’’ said owner Christina Isaly, a mother of five who has a home in the town and has partnered with Bhumi Farms for her veggie offerings. “I found it frustrating to go into a restaurant and wait, so I wanted something that was locally encouraged, satisfying, and delivered to you quickly.’’Never mind Domaine Ott and Whispering Angel. North Haven resident Nicole Miller has released a stylish new rosé just in time for summer. “It’s produced at Chateau Auguste in Bordeaux and a lot of rosé comes from Provence,’’ she explained of the wine made with a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc grapes.“I love to entertain and rosé is one of my favorites. I always serve a lot of it in the summer, so I was very excited to come up with my own after many tastings,” added Miller. You too can taste it in Sag Harbor at Cavaniola’s, Baron’s Cove, or Dopo la Spiaggia.Surf Lodge has landed Michelin-starred chef Australian chef Shaun Hergatt as culinary director for its restaurant. “This year we wanted to approach food the way people approach art, with textures and layers and colors,’’ reflected Peter Litvinenko, the hotel’s director of brand development. “Shaun’s food is influenced by Southeast Asia, his Australian coastal background, and his time growing up in Santa Barbara. Every detail gets attention; even all the vinegars are homemade.’’ Frank Pinello of Best Pizza in Williamsburg and Vice’s “The Pizza Show’’ has teamed with Ben Selby, owner of the Bushwick bar 101 Wilson and Pir Granoff, managing partner of the Short Stories bar on Bowery and Millie’s Cuban Cafe, to open Best Pizza and Dive Bar at 2095 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. In addition to classic pizzas, the new spot will serve up clam pies, Italian sandwiches, and beer. Share
Irish Team wins second Bronze medal at European Pony Championships Tags: 28 July 2013, 10:54 WITH a bronze medal already in the bag after the European Pony Show Jumping Championships on Friday, Ireland’s Gain/Glanbia Eventing team added another this morning (Sunday) after the final phase of the three-day event at Arezzo in Italy.Lying fourth after dressage and cross country, two superb clear rounds in show jumping today from Lucy Latta and Nono and Shannon Nelson with Millridge Buachaill Bui ensured a European bronze medal place for the Irish quartet on 150.90 penalties.Donnacha O’Brian with Ice Cool Bailey had an uncharacteristic two poles down in show jumping, while Nessa Briody and Rathnaleen Dark Secret also collected eight faults in the jumping phase.Variations in performance amongst the top four teams saw France drop from overnight first place to second with 144 penalties, allowing Britain to take Gold on a score of 142.20, while Italy lost their second place after dressage and cross country, dropping to fourth overall on 153.70 penalties.Individual Irish squad member Holly Wray also enjoyed a clear round in jumping this morning with Holiday Chase, finishing on 54 penalties, while Patrick Dennehy and Rose Down also returned a zero score to finish on 58 penalties.Susan Shortt was Horse Sport Ireland’s Chef d’Equipe to the Irish Pony Eventing squad. Show jumping coach to the Eventers was Tom Slattery, while Sue Smallman was the dressage coach.Horse Sport Ireland Chairman Pat Wall said this morning: “I’d like to congratulate the outstanding young athletes on both our squads for their performances, and thank their families and coaches. These riders have shown remarkable ability and I look forward to them coming onto the senior teams in due course. Hopefully we can produce the horsepower to enable this to happen.”The European Pony Show Jumping Championships on Friday saw Germany take Gold on four faults, with Great Britain in Silver Medal position on eight faults. Ireland’s final tally was 12 faults.Ireland’s show jumping pony team jumped under the direction of Horse Sport Ireland’s Pony Show Jumping High Performance Coach Tom Slattery.The Irish pony Bronze medals add to Ireland’s Individual European Silver Medal won in the Junior Show Jumping Championships last week by 17 year-old Wexford rider Bertram Allen and Molly Malone at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain. Home » Disciplines News » Irish Team wins second Bronze medal at European Pony Championships
“All my focus is on the rest of the season in Glasgow as we strive to be in the mix come play-off time in both comps again.” Former Scotland director of rugby Scott Johnson now holds the same role in Australia and quickly identified Rennie – a coach he helped to recruit to the Warriors in 2017 – as his preferred candidate to lead the Aussies.Rennie is currently preparing his team for their Champions Cup pool match away to Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.He told the Glasgow Warriors website: “We’ve loved our time here around great people. It’s been as good as I could have wished for after leaving New Zealand. “It’s an exciting opportunity to coach at international level and an added bonus that we’ll be a little closer to home, near our kids and grandkids. Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie has been confirmed as the new head coach of Australia -with Danny Wilson to be his replacement.As revealed by STV earlier on Tuesday, Rennie, 55, swerved an approach to take charge of his home nation of New Zealand.Rennie will remain with the Warriors until the summer, before beginning a three-and-a-half year deal with the Wallabies to replace Michael Cheika, who stood down as Australia head coach after the World Cup.He will be replaced by Scotland’s forwards coach Wilson.Danny Wilson is set to take charge of the Warriors. SNS
Torbey, Dieringer each score two goals for DonsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Wisconsin Valley Lutheran gave the Marshfield Columbus soccer team all it could handle for a little more than a half, but the Dons finally got their offense clicking and ran away with a 4-1 victory in a Central Wisconsin Conference match Thursday at Griese Park.The Dons’ powerful offense was held at bay for most of the first half as Wisconsin Valley Lutheran was able to push the ball out of its half of the field time after time.Coleton Schubring scored on a penalty kick in the 37th minute to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead before the Dons finally got things going.Evan Dieringer scored off an assist from Zach Olson with 2:23 to go before halftime to tie the game.After 10 minutes of scoreless soccer, Columbus’ Nadim Torbey countered WVL’s goal with a penalty kick of his own, and less than two minutes later Torbey scored again to put the Dons up 3-1.Dieringer added a goal on a long kick from the top right corner of the penalty box with 1:49 to go to provide the final margin.“We needed some more communication on the defensive end, we needed more supportive runs from the forwards, and we cleaned it up in the second half,” Columbus Catholic coach Jeff Edwards said. “The first half was really bad. No one was talking, and we deserved to be tied because we were not playing well.”With the victory, Columbus (12-3-1, 9-1 CWC) keeps pace with Central Wisconsin Conference leader Amherst/Iola-Scandinavia/Rosholt to remain one-half game out of first place. With four conference games remaining, including a regular-season finale Oct. 13 against the Falcons, Edwards said he is pleased the team is in position to compete for the conference title.“It will be interesting here,” Edwards said. “If we win out, we can win conference again. It would be nice to do. We’re expecting a good game with Pacelli here on Monday. We’re thankful for Northland Lutheran tying Amherst, and they have to still play them again, so who knows what will happen there.”Columbus hosts Stevens Point Pacelli on Monday at Griese Park.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 4, Wolves 1Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 1 0 – 1Columbus Catholic 1 3 – 4First half: 1. WVL, Coleton Schubring (penalty kick), 36:11; 2. CC, Evan Dieringer (Zach Olson), 42:37.Second half: 3. CC, Nadim Torbey (PK), 55:41; 4. CC, Torbey (Brown), 57:22; 5. CC, Evan Dieringer (Torbey), 88:11.Total shots: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 8; Columbus Catholic 23.Shots on goal: WVL 3; CC 14.Corner kicks: WVL 6; CC 12.Saves: WVL, Rhein Zuelsdorff 10. CC, Kellen Heinzen 2.Records: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 4-4-2 overall and Central Wisconsin Conference; Marshfield Columbus Catholic 12-3-1, 9-1 CWC.
Ethiopian’s group chief executive at the crash site. Photo: Ethiopian The grieving father of a family killed in Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX crash has slammed the US manufacturer and called for changes to the way aircraft are certified in the US.The criticism came as Boeing announced it would hire compensation lawyers Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros to administer a promised $US100 million compensation fund to help families of the Ethiopian tragedy and the earlier Lion Air MAX crash.READ: Boeing sets aside $US100m for MAX families.The manufacturer said it had also dedicated the first $US50 million to the near-term relief of families of the 346 victims of the two crashes.Paul Njoroge, whose wife, mother and three children were among the 157 killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, told a US Congressional hearing of the heartbreak of losing his family and said he bought tickets on the flight because he believed it would be safe.Njoroge said that all he could think of during recent national days in the US and Canada was of a Boeing 737 MAX plane repeatedly taking control of the pilots to push down the nose and eventually crashing into the ground at 500 mph.“Nothing was left but a crater,’’ he said in a prepared statement. “ I sat huddled in a small apartment, not being able to return to my house ever.“I thought of all the celebrations I will be missing with my family. No more birthdays, no more anniversaries, no more holidays, no weddings for my children, no grandchildren.“Boeing has never reached out to families about the impossible sorrow and grief we will carry for our entire lives.“Instead they have a press relations strategy to apologize to cameras and propose half-baked promises to give $100 million to local governments and nonprofit organizations.”Njoroge said he spoke for all the families who lost loved ones they would never see again “because of the reckless conduct on behalf of many”, particularly Boeing and its attempt to blame the training of foreign pilots.He criticized the close relationship between the manufacturer and the Federal Aviation Administration and demanded that the 737 MAX 8 be fully recertified as a new plane “because it is too different from the original plane designed at the beginning of the Vietnam War”.He said the families also demanded simulator training for MAX pilots rather than the computer-based training suggested by the FAA and that recertification takes place only after the completion of all investigations.Other demands included a return to greater FAA oversight of the manufacturer and that future hearing include those who wrote the software implicated in the crash, technical dissenters, whistleblowers, safety engineers and families.In a statement announcing the appointment of the compensation lawyers, Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg said the tragic loss of life in both accidents “continues to weigh heavily on all of us at Boeing, and we have the utmost sympathy for the loved ones of those on board.“Through our partnership with Feinberg and Biros, we hope affected families receive needed assistance as quickly and efficiently as possible.”The manufacturer said the money distributed by Feinberg and Biros would be independent of any resolution provided through the legal process.“We know how important it is to assist the families of the victims who have endured a personal tragedy and will work to design and administer the fund and distribute the money as efficiently and expeditiously as possible,” Biros said.Feinberg’s firm was involved in compensation distribution after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the BP Deepwater Horizon fiasco and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.Boeing is facing multiple lawsuits as well as compensation claims from airlines as a result of the MAX crashes.
The SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition starts in one week in Las Vegas !! This venue seems to scream “extrovert” with all of it’s bright lights, shows and casinos. With over 15,000 people, expected the Conference can be overwhelming for everyone.We don’t write about extroverts much because we assume they’re going to fill the space with their outward thoughts anyway !! I have to be honest, most of my friends are not extroverts. I assumed because they were active socially, they’d be extroverted. I am, so why wouldn’t they be? (1st fault of the extrovert . . . )Being introverted or extroverted is neither right nor wrong. It just is who we are and how we’re wired. So, I wanted to put some hints and advice that will fill up the extrovert’s need for constant communication and interaction so that you can fully enjoy SHRM15 !!Pick Sessions that STRETCH you !!There are so many great sessions at this year’s Conference. Don’t fall into the trap of going to ones that reflect your day-to-day role. Stretch yourself and feed your inner desire to see what HR could look like and may look like in the future. Get on the edge of what we do and claw out of the trenches for a week. These sessions will challenge the way you think and you’ll love it.Make connections that matter !!Extroverts have to talk. They can’t help but express themselves. Use that fact to meet the folks who are at the event. We are all in HR together and instead of trying to continue to go it alone, meet the folks that are milling around you. We’ve lost sight that we’re all in the same profession. The best resource you are looking for could be right next to you. So, when you talk to strangers, because you will, connect with them so that you can be resources for each other long after the conference concludes. To put this in HR math – if you connect with 10 people and each of those folks are connected to 10 people, you have just built an incredible network !!Tweet, SnapChat, Post, Blog, etc. !!Face it, you’re already social. It’s part of your inherent nature. Social Media use by HR pros jumps through the roof during SHRM15 and that’s awesome. The challenge is that you carry it forward and remain social. Remember, social media is just another way to communicate and connect. Tweet during sessions using the speaker’s Twitter handle and the hashtag #SHRM15. Post to Instagram with pics from all over the SHRM Store and the Vendor Hall. Show HR people who weren’t able to attend all of the great things going on.As an extrovert, you have a drive that needs to be constantly fed on the social side of your personality. Use the Conference to launch your social side and then keep it going strong with all of your new connections once you head back to your part of the HR universe.Take in EVERYTHING !!I know that the temptations of the Vegas Strip will pull on every attendee, and there will be plenty of time for that. My hope is that you take in the entire vendor hall and talk to people to see what they have to offer and not just make the dash for swag. Sit up front in the keynotes and the concurrent sessions to grow and develop.Extroverts are great at “conferencing” which means that you are eager to see the 7:00am sessions and then you are on the go through the wee hours of the night. Don’t miss a thing. You’ll be glad you did !!Finally, don’t just hang with your own kind. There will be people from all over the world at the Conference. Don’t just stay with those from your own state or country. Release your inner extrovert and meet folks from everywhere !!When you meet our introvert counterparts, greet them, give them a second and then hug away !! (if they’re cool with it). Have fun !! The SHRM Annual Conference is always a great event. This is where you can flourish and be your extroverted self !!I will make sure to find you – count on it !!
When to use Hadoop? It really depends on your application. And, as we will see, in some cases it doesn’t take big data sets for it to make sense to use Big Data.Many, and probably most, applications don’t really have a need to use Big Data tools. Some projects have jumped on the Hadoop bandwagon to apply it to project where it might not bring much advantage. For example, a report by Microsoft found that the data set sizes for most applications and projects are well under 100 GB.Vincent de Lagabbe, CTO of Kaiko, said that “considering the volume that we are dealing with, Hadoop would be overkill. It was fancy technology for the time and people started using it for everything, but most things you can do without it. From experience, it’s better to try to do without Hadoop – I mean use it when you need it but when you don’t, don’t bother. If you’ve got less than a petabyte of data, Hadoop is probably overkill.”On the other end of the spectrum, in a ZDNet article by Toby Wolpe, the example of the company 23andMe, a personal genetic-profiling service, is used. It’s the example of an application where it makes sense to use Hadoop but where the actual data set size being analyzed is not that Big.When processing a genome sample, the amount of data for one person’s DNA is only about 800 MB of data. Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst at Forrester, said “that’s not a lot. Would you call that big data? If I said 800MB is big data, I’d get laughed out of the room. But within that, there are four billion pieces of information and lots of patterns. So it’s a big processing challenge, it’s a big compute challenge. You don’t have to have petabytes of data to have a big-data opportunity or issue.”
The IRS has issued new procedures for issuing opinion letters regarding the qualification in form of pre-approved plans. The new procedure modifies the IRS’s historic approach to pre-approved plans in order to expand the provider market and encourage employers that currently maintain individually designed plans to convert to the pre-approved format. The pre-approved program has been simplified by eliminating the distinction between master and prototype (M&P) and volume submitted (VS) programs and combining the two into a new opinion letter program. In addition, IRS has expanded the types of plans eligible for pre-approved status to afford greater flexibility in the design of pre-approved plans. Finally, the on-cycle submission period for third six-year remedial amendment cycle for providers of pre-approved defined contribution plans is modified so that is begins on October 2, 2017, and ends on October 1, 2018.Rev. Proc. 2015-36, I.R.B. 2015-27, 20, is modified and superseded in part and Rev. Proc. 2017-4, I.R.B. 2017-1, 146, and Rev. Proc. 2016-37, I.R.B. 2016-29, 136, are modified.Rev. Proc. 2017-41, 2017FED ¶46,308Other References:Code Sec. 401CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,507.2543CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,507.2546CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,929.30CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶17,507.331Code Sec. 409CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶18,951.27Statement of Procedural Rules Sec. 601.201CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.173CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.2113CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.2116CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶43,360.212Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC RETIRE: 51,052CCH Reference – TRC RETIRE: 51,102CCH Reference – TRC RETIRE: 51,112
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New Santos coach Sampaoli urges Rodrygo to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Santos coach Jorge Sampaoli has urged Rodrygo Goes to delay his move to Real Madrid.Rodrygo is due to join Real next summer when he turns 18.But Sampaoli said: “I think that Rodrygo, for the good of his career, should consolidate a couple more years here, it would be better for him – and for me too – but that is not something I can decide.”Some boys go very quickly to Europe and they can’t find the quality they need day to day. “It would be good if they arrived (more ready).”