SOME puzzling editorial choices have been afoot at Sky News this week. On Sunday, Gordon Brown’s disclosure that he asked the police to look into whether his phone was hacked by the News of the World topped its agenda all day. And yesterday the attack of foot-in-mouth disease that afflicted Sky Sports’ Andy Gray and Richard Keys – during which they saw fit to question whether a female referee’s assistant might need the intricacies of the offside rule pointing out to her – also headed the news list (at least until the Moscow airport bombing knocked it from the airwaves). The interesting point about these stories is that they both involve companies controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who owns the News of the World and covets 61 per cent of the chunk of Sky that isn’t already in his clutches.So why has Sky News turned on its brethren with such gusto? Could it be that the channel wants to prove just how impartial it is, and not at all a threat to media plurality? Not so says Sky News editor Chris Birkett: “These are the stories of the day. We’ve covered the phone hacking scandal from day one. We play it straight.”BEST INVESTMENTTHE Capitalist has been given an exclusive sneak peak at the Investment Special from this Thursday’s Prospect magazine.The indefatigable Jon Moulton (bottom), chairman of Better Capital and sometime City A.M. celebrity judge, comes out with a particularly fine zinger.In a section entitled “Win some, lose some,” which asks City-types to talk about their best and worst investments, Moulton quips: “My wife sadly declined, with unusual vigour, to be nominated in either category.”Also featured in the section is investment fund manager Nicola Horlick, who yesterday spoke about her plans to make a staggering 25 films in just three years in an ambitious £2m project called Derby Street Films. After the demise of the UK Film Council, any investment in our film industry is to be applauded. Let’s just hope it ranks among her best, rather than her worst, investments.BROWN’S WEIGHT IN HAGGISLondon’s famous Scottish restaurant, Boisdale, has devised an interesting way of promoting its Burns Supper. What could add to the culinary experience of munching on a sack of sheep offal? Why, of course, it is the knowledge that the amount of the stuff Boisdale expects to sell will more or less exactly match the weight of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown (250lbs, apparently, bottom, left) although whether he agreed to come into the restaurant for a weigh-in is unclear). Prices range from £39.50 for a three-course meal to £59.50 for a five-course.ACCOUNTANTS’ BALLIn festive merriment of another kind, accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), not usually renowned for their sense of humour, swapped their suits for flamboyant costumes for their annual pantomime. This year’s show – a performance of Pinocchio at the West End’s Peacock Theatre – even featured an impromptu cameo from PwC partner Leo Johnson. The dame – Mama Macaroni – was played by Dave Gironi, a manager in PwC’s finance team, who spent the performance pining for a date with Pinnochio’s dad, tax manager Phil Richardson.The firm is giving away 7,000 tickets to children from inner city schools and charities for the eight performances.WINE WARS RAGEThe Capitalist has always questioned the value of having two Corney andBarrow wine bars within staggering distance of each other in the heart of insurance land (Lime Street and Fenchurch Avenue). The bars surround the Lloyds building, where many an insurance boy can be seen with pink shirt, enlarged jowls, and file under arm.Always at the top of our game, we can now reveal that the Lime St Corney’s has vanished, to be replaced, according to smart green posters in the dusty window, by “a new wine bar for the city,” One Under Lime. An underwriter who spends most of his time in Lloyds the rest frequenting the local bars (no jowls, but has a file) described the vanished Lime St Corney’s as a “fleapit” compared with its Fenchurch Avenue counterpart. One Under Lime will be run by a group called Aventine, reportedly on behalf of Lloyds. We wish them all the best of luck in the over-priced Pinot Grigio war. 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Melco later backed out of the deal, but the Inquiry continued. Legal & compliance Regions: Oceania Australia The Victoria state authority then launched its own investigation into flagship resort Crown Melbourne’s suitability to have a casino license in that state. 13th May 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan “Crown, through its Executive Chair Helen Coonan, is addressing many of the issues which caused Commissioner Bergin to find that it was unsuitable to hold a casino licence in NSW,” said ILGA chair Philip Crawford.“The Authority has also entered into an agreement with CPH to address issues around its influence and control over the management of Crown.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In addition, it must cease all international junket operations, which the operator says it has already done. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter While it said that Crown was “unsuitable” to operate the casino as is, it added that it may be suitable after undergoing changes. The ILGA noted that the business was “making significant progress” already towards being a suitable licensee. Helen Coonan, Crown’s executive chairman, said the ILGA’s recognition of its progress was a positive sign that it would be permitted to operate the Barangaroo casino. Crown Resorts Melbourne has been ordered to pay a total of AUD $22.5m (£12.4m/€14.4m/$17.3m) as part of measures set out by the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (IGLA). “It’s important to know we are well on track but I have assured the regulator there will be no complacency as we continue to embed the changes to improve our governance and compliance processes across the organisation.” Crown ordered to pay AU$22.5m following Bergin Inquiry The Inquiry assessed Crown’s suitability as a licensee for a new resort at Barangaroo in Sydney, and uncovered money laundering and organised crime connections within Crown and its dealings with Asia-based junket operators. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Land-based casino Casino operations Legal The Bergin Inquiry began when the New South Wales ILGA launched a probe into Asian gaming giant Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited’s purchase of shares in CPH Crown Holdings. “While we recognise we have more work to do, we welcome ILGA’s indication today that Crown’s reform implementation is well-advanced towards suitability to operate gaming at Crown Sydney.” said Helen Coonan, Crown’s executive chairman. In March, private equity group Blackstone put forward a bid to acquire Crown for AUD$8.02bn (£4.47bn/€5.21bn/US$6.19bn). The group later added a clause dissolving the deal if either of Crown’s licenscs were suspended, or if Crown did not receive a New South Wales licence. This week, rival land-based operator Star Entertainment Group proposed a merger with Crown that would create an estimated combined operation amount of AUD$12.00bn (£6.71bn/€7.76bn/US$9.43bn). In order to eradicate potential fraud, Crown must equip all its casino gaming with card technology and not accept cash. Tags: Crown Resorts Crown Melbourne Email Address Crown must pay $12.5m towards the inquiry itself, and also pay an annual Casino Supervisory Levy of $5.0m in both FY2021 and FY2022, after the regulator found Crown “unsuitable” to operate a casino in the Barangaroo district of Sydney in February. The operator may pay a further levy in FY2023, but this is “subject to further consultation”. Crown chief executive Ken Barton stepped down after the findings of the Inquiry were released in February. Further senior Crown executives and directors also resigned as a result.
Lead Architects: Projects Vinken House / Poot architectuur Manufacturers: Duravit, Nemetschek, Trimble ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943722/vinken-house-poot-architectuur Clipboard 2019 CopyHouses•Boechout, Belgium “COPY” Year: Area: 220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Poot architectuur Area Area of this architecture project Sarah Poot, Lisa Keller Photographs: Pieter Geerts Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Vinken House / Poot architectuurSave this projectSaveVinken House / Poot architectuurSave this picture!© Pieter Geerts+ 12Curated by Paula Pintos Share Belgium ArchDaily Houses Engineering:DDas Bureau bvbaCity:BoechoutCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pieter GeertsRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. More compact living is necessary. Including in the suburbs. A plot on which there used to be a single-family house is divided into 2 plots. Within the austere constraints of the municipality’s regulations, we strive to create architecture that is modest and blends in with its surroundings but nevertheless stands out from the crowd.Save this picture!© Pieter GeertsSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Pieter GeertsThe design became a challenge to knead the norms and interpret them as broadly as possible. We don’t colour within the lines but on the lines. A dormer is placed on the edge giving the impression of a turret. The facade is erected in white stone with a red joint.Save this picture!© Pieter GeertsThe chimney-shape is used to provide a skylight. Because of the orientation, the living space is designed as the sun through. At the frontside, the kitchen is placed with a “porch”.Save this picture!© Pieter GeertsProject gallerySee allShow lessEastern Bloc Architecture: Eccentric Urban BuildingsArticlesFrenches Interior / Sibling ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943722/vinken-house-poot-architectuur Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officePoot architectuurOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBoechoutBelgiumPublished on July 15, 2020Cite: “Vinken House / Poot architectuur” 15 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The “Sunday Times” Rich List: 5,000 of the Wealthiest People in the United Kingdom Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people The Institute of Fundraising has elected three new Fellows.Fundraising consultant Isobel Michael has been the driving force behind the hugely successful conferences in the Institute’s South West region. She runs two a year, and has been a committee member for more than 15 years.Valerie Morton has been a committed volunteer for the Institute and a member for over 20 years. She sat on the Convention Board for more than 10 years and has held a number of other voluntary roles. IoF CEO Lindsay Boswell said of her that the adage ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person’ was never more appropriate. Advertisement Three new Fellows for Institute Mike Caudrey of Blue Spark Consulting is a past Treasurer of the Institute and, said Boswell, had driven finances through to their current sustainable situation.www.institute-of-fundraising.org Howard Lake | 8 July 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
2016 is the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen’s formation. The Airmen were the first African-American aviators in U.S. Army Air Corps history. They were pilots, bombardiers, navigators, flight trainers, mechanics and support personnel. Before then, African Americans were barred from military aviation because of their skin color.Although Blacks had actively participated in the military since the American Revolution, it was nearly impossible for them to attain high-ranking positions. The Tuskegee Airmen were determined to rise above racial barriers and break “Jim Crow” segregation in the military, which enforced separate barracks, dining halls and opportunities.“Whites only” signs created barriers for all Black people. African descendants were not offered positions in prestigious schools and competitive jobs — and constantly had to do more and achieve more just to prove they were equal.Few, if any, schools would train Black people to earn private flying licenses. Even with a license, Black men were repeatedly rejected as aviators. Outrageous racist myths held that Black people were not capable of flying or serving in any combat position due to “inferior intelligence and capabilities” and were physically “unfit” to fly complex aircraft.However, the Tuskegee Airmen proved the racists wrong. They were fighting against the Nazis during World War II and against racial discrimination at home.The Tuskegee Airmen’s story began in 1941. With the war in Europe escalating, and pressure from Civil Rights activists, the Army Air Corps started an experimental program that year for the first all-Black flight school at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Under African-American Col. Benjamin Davis Jr., men trained vigorously to master skills in aerial combat.In 1943, Tuskegee Airmen were sent to Italy to escort bombers flown by white pilots, protecting them from Nazi combat planes. These Airmen were called the “Red Tail Angels” due to their aircraft’s color.Nearly 1,000 Black aviators passed arduous training at the Tuskegee airfield by 1946. They learned to fly and maintain military aircraft. The Airmen’s struggles and valiant accomplishments led to greater changes. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had authorized Black men to fight in World War II, and in 1948, President Harry Truman issued an executive order integrating the military.The Tuskegee Airmen proved that Blacks deserved the opportunity to succeed. They fought bigotry just as effectively as they fought the Nazis. With persistence, patience and skill, they won a major victory against racism. They learned to be twice as good to get half as far and to persevere and not give up. Their guiding principles were “Aim high, believe in yourself, use your brain, be ready to go, never quit and expect to win.”The first Black student to graduate from West Point was Benjamin Davis Jr. White students shunned him and refused to share a room or meal with him or even speak to him. When Davis was ready to enter military flight training, he was denied that opportunity because there were no squadrons for Black pilots. But in 1941, Davis was assigned to train at Tuskegee Airfield and became one of its first Airmen.‘Freeman Field Mutiny’ defied officers’ racismAfrican-American officers were barred from entering officers’ clubs due to racist segregation. When they entered the club at Freeman Field, Ind., in 1945, 103 were arrested and charged with mutiny and disobedience. The “Freeman Field Mutiny” received help from a young lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Supreme Court justice.The Tuskegee pilots flew 1,578 combat missions in Europe during World War II and destroyed 162 Nazi aircraft. They were heroes for their courage and excellence that brought down barriers and for forging the way for other African Americans.Several Tuskegee Airmen died this year. The legendary Roscoe Brown Jr. died at age 94. He was commander of the elite African-American fighter aircraft squadron. Brown was the first U.S. pilot to shoot down a German military jet.Brown challenged the racist military system and remained a champion for civil rights. He dedicated his life to improving education, earning a doctorate in the field. He became director of African-American Affairs at New York University and the Center for Urban Policy. Brown was a professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and CUNY Bronx Community College president for 17 years.Shelby Westbrook died at age 94. He recalled the intense level of racism he and the other Airmen experienced and its effect on them. For example, German troops captured by the U.S. were treated better than Black troops. Westbrook and many other Tuskegee Airmen received the French Legion of Honor in 2013 for their “extraordinary bravery” in liberating France from the Nazis.The number of living Tuskegee Airmen is rapidly dwindling. They should be remembered as legendary heroes who triumphed over adversity and broke Jim Crow barriers within the military.Sources: redtail.org; CNN; Montgomery Advertiser; Associated Press.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Previous articleHistorical season for women’s soccer comes to end; falls to Texas A&MNext articleWomen’s basketball opens season with victory over Incarnate Word Alexa McBride RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Army ROTC gives back to community with trash pickup Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Linkedin Alexa McBride Alexa McBride is a junior Journalism major and Film, TV, and Digital Media minor from Orange County, California. She is an Academics reporter for TCU 360. Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter TCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutique ReddIt Rodeo Purple ticket package sold out Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ Twitter The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes to Fort Worth printThe Fort Clothing Company is owned and managed solely by four unconventional business owners: Paschal high schoolers.Being a high school student comes with a myriad of responsibilities. Involvement in sports, clubs, student council and other extracurricular activities doesn’t leave much time to own and manage a business.However, twins Sam and Campbell Schaefer and their business partners, siblings Cruz and Bella Shope, have found time to do it all.“Sometimes it’s hard to make time for [running the business], but I mean, we have made a good schedule and have been able to work it out,” said Bella Shope.Although the four students aren’t the business founders, their fathers, who are well acquainted with the business world, helped them acquire the business in 2015.“We approached our kids and asked them if this were something they would be interested in,” said Ken Schaefer, father to the Schaefer twins. “They jumped on it because it was a great way for them to get real world experience. So Jared, the other father who is involved, and I, we really take a board of directors role.”Ken Schaefer and Jared Shope purchased the company from then high school student Gracie Chambers in 2015. Chambers founded the company in 2013 and decided to sell the company when she left home to attend college at the University of Texas in Austin.“Our dads helped out with a loan and we’ve been paying them back ever since we got it,” said Sam Schaefer.Since acquiring the company, the Schaefer twins and the Shope siblings have expanded their business both via online sales and their nine retailers throughout Fort Worth.The Fort Clothing Company sells merchandise ranging from stickers to koozies in addition to their popular t-shirt line. While they do rely heavily on their retailers for sales, the four-person team manages all online orders themselves.“We check the shirt out of inventory then put it in a shipping pack and print out a shipping label,” said Cruz Shope. “Then we email the customer letting them know that it’s coming, then we drop it off at the post office.”The manual process of fulfilling these orders keeps the full-time high school students and business owners on their toes.“In five years I hope that we have expanded further to not just Fort Worth, but across the whole country, if possible, to show everyone how great of a city Fort Worth is,” said Campbell Schaefer.Sam, Campbell, Cruz and Bella hope to expand their business in the upcoming years, not letting their college aspirations get in the way of their success. Facebook Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/ + posts Alexa McBridehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-mcbride/
Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts News Reports Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire November 27, 2020 Find out more Côte d’IvoireAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders accused the Ivorian judicial authorities of “double standards” by charging a man today in the disappearance of French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer while refusing to question the people he has identified as having information about the case and blocking a French investigating judge’s attempts to question them himself.By charging Michel Legré, the brother-in-law of President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, with “complicity in kidnapping … illegal detention… (and) murder,” it seems the judicial authorities want to make a scapegoat out of “an accomplice” and thereby avoid going after the people responsible for Kieffer’s disappearance, the organisation said.Reporters Without Borders also pointed out that either the judicial authorities had acquired new information in the case without sharing it with French investigating judge Patrick Ramaël, or they had charged Legré on the basis of the existing information instead of questioning the other persons named by Legré, as Ramaël had demanded.The organisation also voiced astonishment that Legré was additionally charged with “defamation” on the basis of statements he made to officials investigating the case, and it called on the authorities to ensure that, as the main witness, he is given adequate protection.It is also worth noting that, despite the complaint brought by Kieffer’s family and Reporters Without Borders, the authorities did not open a judicial enquiry until 27 May – more than 40 days after Kieffer’s disappearance – and when they finally did so, it was with the evident goal of intimidating a witness instead of going after the truth.Legré, who is being held in detention centre in Abidjan, was the last person to see Kieffer before his disappearance. In two interviews with the French judge, Ramaël, during Ramaël’s visit to Ivory Coast, Legré named at least eight people who he said were involved in Kieffer’s kidnapping. But Ramaël’s requests to interview these people got nowhere and he complained to the Abidjan state prosecutor of “a total block in my investigations.”A freelance journalist based in Abidjan, Kieffer has been missing since 16 April 2004. He was seen for the last time at around 1:00 p.m. in a commercial centre in the capital. His car disappeared, his mobile phone has been cut off and he has not contacted anyone. Aged 54, married and the father of two children, Kieffer specialised in commodities, economy and finance. He worked for the French financial daily La Tribune from 1984 to the beginning of 2002. Since then he has been a freelance reporter in Abidjan, writing for La Lettre du Continent and several Ivorian newspapers. RSF_en to go further Michel Legré, the last person to see journalist Guy-André Kieffer before his disappearance, has just been charged by the Ivorian judicial authorities with “complicity in kidnapping … illegal detention… murder (and) defamation.” Reporters Without Borders is surprised by this development as Legré named at least eight other persons linked to the president’s office who, he says, were involved Côte d’IvoireAfrica News Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections October 29, 2020 Find out more June 1, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disappearance of Guy-André Kieffer : Judicial authorities charge man in apparent attempt to make him the scapegoat News October 16, 2020 Find out more
Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Cover Story “This is Our Version of the ‘Cheers’ Bar” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 7, 2015 | 11:40 am Make a comment 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Just about everyone knows about the iconic bar from Cheers, a neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name, but few have found a Cheers bar of their own.Luckily, if you’re in Arcadia, there’s a local bar where you can find your second family. Matt Denny’s has been serving beer, food and a good times for 17 years.“It’s nice to come and just relax. They all know me, they know what I like to drink,” said Tom, a longtime patron of Matt Denny’s.On Thursday they hosted a Holiday Ale Dinner for over 50 of their favorites guests. The family atmosphere was tangible as old drinking buddies greeted each other and the staff caught up with familiar faces.“It’s a good thing to have a place to go,” said Tommy. He and his wife had their first date at Matt Denny’s and frequently return to the bar. This is their 15th time attending the Holiday Ale Dinner.The Holiday Ale Dinner included two appetizers, salad, soup, an entree, desserts and ten beer tasters. This specially selected collection of beers had a holiday theme and included Stone Brewing’s Xocoveza which was tapped on site. This intense milk stout included notes of coffee, chocolate and pasilla peppers.Each beer got a brief introduction from a beer representative and guests had a handy beer guide at their tables to keep up with the free flowing brews.Thoughtful food and beer pairings included creamy butternut squash soup with Noble Ale Work’s Yoga Pants and Ahi Tuna with Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux.Noble Ale Works beer had strong flavors of coffee, cacao and pumpkin spice which complimented the creaminess of the butternut squash soup. This beer also paired well with the light spinach and beet salad.A few home brewers joined the fun and sampled sour apple beer, a refreshingly tart brew with hints of carbonation. After an evening of enjoyment, the last call beers were Port Brewing’s Santa’s Little Helper, a Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with a hint of nuttiness and Firestone’s XIX Anniversary Ale, a dark, rich holiday-flavored ale.The night ended with a raffle for brewing gear, limited edition brews, bar accessories and a rousing cheers to good beer and even better company.Matt Denny’s is located at 145 Huntington Drive in Arcadia and you can reach them at (626) 462-0250, view their full menu at www.mattdennys.com. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes