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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to depart on a 10-day international trip, with the Russian-Ukrainian conflict expected to be front and center.

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He will first travel to Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday evening to meet with heads of Commonwealth nations for the first time since 2018. Canada plans to promote support for Ukraine and condemnation of Russia at the meetings.

The trip also takes Trudeau to Germany for the G7 summit and then to Madrid for a NATO summit.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy plans to address leaders at both summits as he continues to meet with world leaders to ask for financial and military support.

NATO leaders will be joined by delegations from Sweden and Finland, both of which requested to join the alliance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and leaders from Japan and from South Korea have announced their intention to attend.

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The Prime Minister is also taking part in a bilateral meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez during his busy itinerary.

Trudeau plans to be back home in time for Canada Day celebrations on July 1.

He completed a 10-day period of self-isolation that spanned between his return from the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 11 and his departure for this leg of the trip.

The Prime Minister’s Office says he started experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 on June 11, but not before he arrived in Canada. His plane landed in Ottawa at 8 p.m., according to his public itinerary.

He tested positive for COVID-19 on June 13, but his isolation was deemed to have started two days earlier when his symptoms began.

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According to a May 22 version of the COVID-19 executive order, international travel is considered higher risk by the Canadian government because travelers could bring new variants of the virus into the country.

Accordingly, those who are fully vaccinated are expected to watch for symptoms of the virus for 14 days after returning from international travel, and if symptoms develop they are expected to notify public health and begin 10 days of isolation. This is double the isolation time required by Public Health Ontario for those who test positive in the province.

Trudeau also tested positive for COVID-19 in January.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 21, 2022.

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Is Marc Gasol retired? Ex-NBA star brings Girona back to Spanish First Division https://fyl-unex.com/is-marc-gasol-retired-ex-nba-star-brings-girona-back-to-spanish-first-division/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 00:54:47 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/is-marc-gasol-retired-ex-nba-star-brings-girona-back-to-spanish-first-division/ NBA champion and Spanish basketball legend Marc Gasol led Basquet Girona to the LEB Oro title on Sunday night with a victory over Estudiantes. Gasol and Girona were promoted to the first division of Spanish basketball with the 66-60 victory. Girona in the first division after only seven years The 2019 NBA champion not only […]]]>

NBA champion and Spanish basketball legend Marc Gasol led Basquet Girona to the LEB Oro title on Sunday night with a victory over Estudiantes. Gasol and Girona were promoted to the first division of Spanish basketball with the 66-60 victory.

Girona in the first division after only seven years

The 2019 NBA champion not only starts at center for the second division champions, but he is also the founder of the club. The club was founded in 2014 as a basketball academy for young children in the city of Girona, but in 2017, the Gasol and the club’s board created a senior team which would debut in the Spanish fourth division. In no time, Basquet Girona rose through the ranks of the country’s basketball and found themselves in the second division at the start of this season.

At the end of the last NBA season, Gasol parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers and signed with the club he had founded seven years earlier. If his presence in the team has certainly made them candidates for the title, The Estudiantes were the big favorites at the start of the campaign.

Gasol: founder, center, MVP

After a fourth-place finish in the regular season, Girona managed to move past the quarters and the semi-final saw the favorites in the title game. Gasol and company had an 11-point lead going into the final quarter, but only scored 8 points in the final 10 minutes of the game. The defense tightened up in the final minutes of the game and Gasol’s 11 points and 8 rebounds were enough to earn him the MVP title and seal the victory to earn a promotion.

His contract expires at the end of this season, and it remains to be seen whether he will be back on the hardwood for his club’s maiden trip to Spain’s top league. If he decides to play for another year, I’m sure he won’t have too much trouble convincing the management.

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European heatwave hits UK, Spain and France https://fyl-unex.com/european-heatwave-hits-uk-spain-and-france/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:58:58 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/european-heatwave-hits-uk-spain-and-france/ Placeholder while loading article actions LONDON — This city wasn’t built for extreme heat. The London Underground, although a marvel of the Victorian era, is only partially air-conditioned. And the sweaty, sweaty ‘Tube’ put even the stiffest upper lips to the test on Friday, Britain’s hottest day of the year. “You just smile and put […]]]>
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LONDON — This city wasn’t built for extreme heat. The London Underground, although a marvel of the Victorian era, is only partially air-conditioned. And the sweaty, sweaty ‘Tube’ put even the stiffest upper lips to the test on Friday, Britain’s hottest day of the year.

“You just smile and put up with it,” said Michael Finch, a 33-year-old lawyer who was pulling luggage, carrying a 5-liter water bottle and playing tap.

“Make sure you have water,” he advised, “and look forward to coming out the other side.”

Dangerous discomfort is being felt across much of western Europe this week as a punishing heat wave – powered by hot air blowing in from Africa – drives temperatures soaring.

Historic heat wave underway in Europe which will intensify this weekend

The thermometer at London Heathrow Airport exceeded 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). “Worcester will be hotter than Hawaii,” read one local headline.

At what Meteorological Bureau meteorologists have predicted could be the ‘hottest Royal Ascot on record’, racecourse officials relaxed their famous strict dress code, allowing men to remove their jackets and ties in all enclosures after the conclusion of the royal carriage procession. Many spectators chose to keep their ties on anyway.

In Spain, the National Meteorological Agency called him the first major heat wave in more than 40 years, while French authorities noted that it had never in recorded history exceeded 104 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) so early in June.

On Friday, dozens of weather stations in France recorded their hottest June temperatures on record, and two places observed their hottest day on record: the town of Pissos in southwestern France reached 107 degrees (41.7 Celsius), while Revel reached 104 degrees (40.2 degrees Celsius).

In the Spanish province of Valencia, temperatures on Wednesday and Friday were among the hottest June since 1950. Valencia airport on Friday set a June record of 102 degrees (39 degrees Celsius), beating the mark set in 2017.

One of the highest temperatures recorded so far in this heat wave occurred in Andújar, southern Spain, which reached 111.5 degrees (44.2 degrees Celsius) on Friday.

The heat wave is expected to ease in Britain and to some extent in Spain after Friday, but peak in France on Saturday. Germany, Poland and Austria are all expected to be unusually warm throughout the weekend. The heat is then expected to move to southern Europe early next week.

The Met Office said the temperatures were surprising for mid-June – although they have started to record higher temperatures in recent years.

“It’s the kind of thing that climatologists were warning about, and unfortunately it looks like it’s going to become more common,” said Alex Burkill, senior meteorologist.

In Spain, authorities have issued dozens of heat warnings and put almost the whole country under “extreme risk” of a forest fire. As firefighters try to contain the blazes already underway, thousands of people have been evacuated.

In southern Spain, hundreds of baby birds died after leaving their burning nests too soon. Scientists said the first heat wave in Spain coincided with hatching season for swifts, a protected species. Biologist Elena Moreno Portillo told The Guardian newspaper that birds tend to build closed nests in the cavities of buildings, which are often made of concrete or metal. “Then it becomes an oven and the chicks, which cannot fly yet, rush in because they cannot stand the temperature inside,” said Moreno Portillo. “They are literally being cooked.”

The extreme heat, coupled with the lack of rain, has reduced some of Europe’s major rivers to low levels. The Italian Po, the largest river in the country, is so low that shipwrecks are resurfacing. Authorities in northern Italy are increasingly concerned about the possibility of water shortages.

France issued its highest heat warning category for the western and southwestern regions on Friday.

“Be careful!,” French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne wrote on Twitter.

Scott Duncan, a meteorologist based in Scotland, tweeted that the event could be “one of the deepest heat waves in the history of France. An immense number of records are about to fall.

France and Spain have also just recorded their highest average May temperatures on record.

And people are really feeling the heat, because air conditioning – while becoming increasingly common – is still far more the exception than the norm in much of Europe.

After a heat wave killed 15,000 people in France in 2003, French nursing homes drew up emergency plans for weeks like this. Many of them are now equipped with air-conditioned rooms, additional ventilation or sprinklers that cool the building facades.

But both France and Germany It is reported that about 5% or less of residential homes are air-conditioned. On the other hand, more than 90 percent of people in the United States have access to air conditioning at home.

Some European countries have further discouraged people from setting their air conditioning too high this summer, in a bid to reduce electricity demand and reliance on Russian natural gas. The Italian “operating thermostat” orders schools and public buildings to consider 77 degrees (25 degrees Celsius) as the lowest level.

In Paris, city authorities have encouraged residents and tourists to use a dedicated website to find more than 900 “islands of freshness” which include city parks, cemeteries, swimming pools and museums. The website also indicates dedicated “chill roads” — for example, streets with lush trees — that connect these spaces. Other French cities rely on misting devices.

But climate scientists say more needs to be done as climate change makes periods of intense heat more frequent.

Hannah Cloke, a climatologist at the University of Reading, said Britain was ‘really unprepared’ for the extreme heat, with offices, homes and care homes ‘unbuilt to help keep people warm. cool people”.

“People don’t take it very seriously. They think about ice cream and have fun, but they don’t see the risk to vulnerable people,” she said. Hundreds of people in Britain die from heat waves every year.

To help keep cool, many Britons flocked to outdoor pools, ponds and fountains on Friday.

Sandra Greenidge, a 47-year-old babysitter, brought the toddler in her care to London’s Southbank Center cultural complex, where fountain jets shot water into the air, creating “rooms ” which appear and then quickly disappear.

“We don’t have the infrastructure for… this heat,” she said. “Given that, we are doing reasonably well. A lot of places have become dual-purpose, like galleries that offer this stuff to kids. »

The toddler squirmed out of his arms, grabbed his bucket, and walked back into the fountain. “We can be here for hours,” Greenidge said.

Noack reported from Paris and Livingston from Washington. Kasha Patel in Washington contributed to this report.

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Spain bets green hydrogen will be more than a bubble https://fyl-unex.com/spain-bets-green-hydrogen-will-be-more-than-a-bubble/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:00:26 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/spain-bets-green-hydrogen-will-be-more-than-a-bubble/ A new green hydrogen plant in Puertollano, south-central Spain, shows both the grand ambitions – and the obstacles – the country faces in its quest to become a European hub for this automotive fuel from the future. After an investment of 150 million euros, Puertollano has the capacity to be the largest supplier of green […]]]>

A new green hydrogen plant in Puertollano, south-central Spain, shows both the grand ambitions – and the obstacles – the country faces in its quest to become a European hub for this automotive fuel from the future.

After an investment of 150 million euros, Puertollano has the capacity to be the largest supplier of green hydrogen for industrial use in Europe, with an electrolyser producing 20 megawatts of hydrogen. Green hydrogen is a carbon-free fuel created from renewable energy rather than fossil fuels, and the new plant will eventually be able to produce 3,000 tonnes of it.

But, as it has not yet received EU certification and grants as an Important Project of Common European Interest (a term for strategic investments), it is not yet “economically viable” and does not therefore not work, explains Millán García-Tola, director of hydrogen at Iberdrola, the Spanish energy group that built the plant.

Spain, however, has the ideal conditions to become the European hub for green hydrogen, according not only to sector analysts, but also pedro sanchez, Prime Minister of the country. He cites high levels of public and private sector investment in facilities as part of the country‘s 70 billion euro Covid recovery plan, while energy experts note strong supplies of renewable energy and gas infrastructure. existing.

Spain, as a hub, could thus provide the whole continent with a cleaner energy mix and help free it from its dependence on Russian gas.

And some companies are starting to think Sanchez might be right.

Among them is the American automobile and heavy equipment manufacturer Cummins. The Indiana-based multinational develops alternative fuel engines and, together with Iberdrola, has announced a 50 million euro plant in Spain to manufacture electrolyser systems to produce green hydrogen.

But will green hydrogen exports – and hydrogen vehicles and ships – soon play a significant role in Spain’s future?

Fertilizer plants, like the one in Puertollano, are the main consumers of hydrogen

Electrolysers use electricity to break water down into hydrogen and oxygen, and Spain has the advantage of a large renewable energy sector which supplied almost 47% of its electricity in 2021.

“Spain has many characteristics of countries that can be champions of green hydrogen exporters,” says Gonzalo Escribano, head of the energy and climate program at the Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank in Madrid. In addition to abundant and cheap renewable energy, he points to the country’s extensive network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and pipelines, as well as an existing industrial base that works with the gas industry.

These advantages have led the Spanish government to make a big bet for the country to become a leading producer of cheap green hydrogen – both to sell and make available to industry – as well as a supplier of machinery for produce the fuel.

The Spanish plan – funded by the European coronavirus recovery fund – includes 1.55 billion euros for green hydrogen over the next three years. In May, during a presentation of the Cummins-Iberdrola plant, Sánchez said that Spain was “in the best position to be not just another hub, but the green hydrogen industrial hub in Europe”.

The Prime Minister’s enthusiasm finds an echo in the local industry. Maarten Wetselaar, chief executive of Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cepsa, imagines that Spain acts as a hub for hydrogen, much like Rotterdam does for oil. Similarly, Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri, director of Spanish energy company Enagás, notes that a “hydrogen-ready” gas pipeline to France, which is on the drawing board, could transport 10% of annual hydrogen consumption. of the EU by 2030.

Iberdola plant with white gas storage tanks and green piping
Price is one challenge for green hydrogen, another is its transportation © Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

However, several obstacles stand in the way of progress.

The price is the most important of them. The Spanish government estimates that domestic industries, such as chemicals and fertilizers, consume 500,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year. This “grey” hydrogen, extracted from natural gas, costs barely €1 to €1.50 per kilo. Green hydrogen from water, in comparison, costs between €5 and €7 per kilo, which is not competitive.

“We need to make more efficient electrolyzers to reduce the cost of a kilo of hydrogen by 50%, to make it fully competitive with gas,” says Aizpiri, who sees hydrogen production increasing by “an amount extraordinary” in the middle of the decade, after a slow start. Enagás opened a green hydrogen plant on the island of Mallorca in March.

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Cost of green hydrogen per kilo, compared to €1 to €1.50 for natural gas

A second key challenge is the transport of hydrogen in Spain and abroad. It is lighter and more corrosive than natural gas, so current pipelines can only handle a 10-12% mixture of hydrogen and natural gas. Hydrogen can also be liquefied and shipped like natural gas, but must be cooled to -260°C, which is 100 degrees below regular LNG.

“In the medium to long term, you will have liquid hydrogen ships that will go around the world,” predicts an energy industry chief. However, he adds that it will take 40 years to transform the entire energy system.

A prevailing opinion is that, in the short term, Spain should moderate its hydrogen targets. “We live in a bubble of green hydrogen,” says García-Tola. “We are looking for uses that don’t make sense.”

He sees some applications in transport, although these seem quite limited. For example, there are currently eight green hydrogen buses powered by Iberdrola in the city of Barcelona.

Fertilizer production is a more obvious opportunity, and Garcia-Tiola suggests green hydrogen could replace natural gas in industries that require extreme heat and therefore cannot be electrified, such as steel, ceramics and cement. But to make hydrogen competitive meanwhile will require government subsidies or carbon pricing on dirty fuels, he believes.

In short, realizing Spain’s dream of green hydrogen will take longer than optimists hope.

“The problem with hydrogen is that it’s long-term,” says Escribano. “We cannot replace Russian gas in a year or two.”

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Belgium hires Fred Vergnoux as new coach of the Federation https://fyl-unex.com/belgium-hires-fred-vergnoux-as-new-coach-of-the-federation/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 02:12:32 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/belgium-hires-fred-vergnoux-as-new-coach-of-the-federation/ The Royal Belgian Swimming Federation carried out a sensational recruitment, bringing Fred Vergnoux as the new National Swimming Head Coach. French-born Vergnoux was most recently the head coach of the National Training Center in Spain as well as the country’s Olympic head coach since 2013. While Ben Titley is now on his way to Spain, […]]]>

The Royal Belgian Swimming Federation carried out a sensational recruitment, bringing Fred Vergnoux as the new National Swimming Head Coach.

French-born Vergnoux was most recently the head coach of the National Training Center in Spain as well as the country’s Olympic head coach since 2013.

While Ben Titley is now on his way to Spain, Vergnoux is heading to Belgium.

Vergnoux’s most recent success was as a coach of Mireia Belmonteowner of four Olympic medals, including a gold medal in the 200m butterfly from the 2016 Olympics. Besides Belmonte, he has worked with Alena Popchenka, Amaury Leveauxand Kirsty Balfour.

In total, the swimmers of Vergnoux have won 5 Olympic medals in swimming, the same number that Belgium has won in the history of its nation.

The RBSF says its intention is to “build a successful Belgian swimming team again over the next 6 years” until at least the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 under Vergnoux. He will have “direct sporting technical leadership” from elites and juniors in addition to directing talent identification and development programs.

Belgium sent only two swimmers to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: Louis Croenen, who finished 28th in the 100 butterfly and 16th in the 200 butterfly; and Fanny Lecluyse, who finished 26th in the 100 breaststroke and 8th in the 200 breaststroke. Lecluyse, who last raced at the 2021 World Short Course Championships in December, was sent home early after an “incident of inappropriate behavior” when she appeared drunk in the Olympic Village. Lecluyse announced his retirement in December.

Croenen will be Belgium’s only male representative in the pool at the World Championships which begin on Saturday, where he will swim the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly. Three women will travel to Budapest: Valentine Dumont (100/200/400 free), Fleur Vermeiren (50 breasts) and Florine Gaspard (50 breasts/100 breasts). Logan Vanhuys will also compete in open water events.

Belgium has qualified major men’s and women’s rosters, including men’s relays, for the 2015 and 2019 World Championships. The country‘s most recent medal at the World Aquatics Championships was in 1998, when Frederik Deburghgraeve won the Men’s 100m breaststroke.

The hiring of Vergnoux comes after the resignation at the beginning of May of the president of the RBSF Daniel Motton.

Vergnoux’s previous stops include as a coach at Racing club de France (1997 -2000), CS Clichy 92 (2002 -2004), head coach City of Edinburgh (2004 -2008), men’s head coach at Grande- Brittany (OS Beijing Great Britain), Natacion Sabadell club, head coach and coach of the Spanish national team (2010 -2013).

The achievements of its athletes:

  • 8 world records
  • 11 European records
  • 3 Commonwealth records
  • 9 South American discs
  • 5 Olympic medals
  • 22 medals at world championships
  • 38 medals at the European Championships

In Belgium, Vergnoux will work with a population around a quarter the size of Spain at 11.5 million.

BELSWIM has 70,600 registered members at recreational and competitive levels across the five Olympic disciplines, 75% of whom are young people under the age of 18. They compete in 233 affiliated clubs, 149 Flemish and 84 French-speaking.

Vergnoux succeeds Ronald Claes, who took office on September 1st. He was ousted earlier this year after the influential FFBN, which oversees French clubs, fired him as head coach. This left the national federation with no choice but to fire him as well. The FFBN is widely credited in the recruitment of Vergnoux by the national federation.

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Wines for June: 9 wines to taste from Sicily to Spain https://fyl-unex.com/wines-for-june-9-wines-to-taste-from-sicily-to-spain/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 12:10:00 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/wines-for-june-9-wines-to-taste-from-sicily-to-spain/ CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the month of June, we tried nine wines ranging from $17 to $25. Note: Our monthly reviews focus on wines $25 and under, and all should be available on local store shelves. We list the flavors we detect and offer our favorites at the end. This month’s wines come from four […]]]>

CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the month of June, we tried nine wines ranging from $17 to $25. Note: Our monthly reviews focus on wines $25 and under, and all should be available on local store shelves. We list the flavors we detect and offer our favorites at the end.

This month’s wines come from four countries. Two are from Sicily.

Here is what we tasted:

Quattro Quarti

Quattro Quarti

Canteen ErmesSicily, Grillo, 2019, $17

Salinity and lime on the nose and acidity on the palate. Stands up to asparagus mixed with pasta. Very dry finish. It would be good with a salad. The Sicilian grape was once used in making Marsala and is experiencing a resurgence.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Epicenter

Epicenter

Canteen ErmesSicily, Nero D’Avola Riserva, 2016, $18

Smoky, dried cherry, lightly spiced, a bit of saltiness and Kalamata olive form the flavors here in this medium-bodied wine.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Laetitia

Laetitia

Domain Laetitia, Santa Barbara County, Calif.; Pinot Noir, 2018, $24.99

Spicy and fresh flavors of cherry, very tasty with hints of tomato. Solid Pinot Noir from a 40-year-old producer.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Beronia

Beronia Reserve

BeroniaSpain, Tempranillo, 2017, $24.99

Bramble, vegetal, dry spices, dried cherry notes with lingering tannins on the finish.

This Rioja wine is said to go well with roasted and cured meats as well as aged cheeses. We’ve also seen this in a split, for those who only want one drink.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Tenuta Perano

Tenuta Perano Chianti Classic

fresco baldiItaly, Sangiovese, 2017, $24.99

A touch of salinity here, with a refined fresh cherry on the palate. Starts fruity, then evolves into a savory sip with sour cherry on the drying out finish. Oddly enough, it didn’t go well with ham and au gratin potatoes, but would be better suited to pasta and red sauce.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Echeverria

Echeverria

Vina Echeverria, Maipo Valley, Chile; Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016, $25

Decent tannins emerge in this wine, which has notes of blackberries and blueberries with gooseberry and a dry finish. The fruit is there, definitely not jammy, full bodied and worth the price. Incredibly heavy bottle.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Terra Noble

Terra Noble Gran Reserve

Terra NobleChili, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, $20

Slightly vegetal, fresh cherry, medium bodied with hints of mocha and blueberry. Versatile cooking wine that pairs well with red sauce, beans and pasta. The cellar is 29 years old.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Windsor Vineyards

Windsor Pinot Grigio

Windsor VineyardsCalifornia, Pinot Grigio, 2019, $18

A bit of petrol on the nose, followed by notes of peach, lime, honey, orange and flowers. Slightly dry finish.

We sipped nine wines for June ranging from $17 to $25.  The wines come from four countries and various regions, including a couple from Sicily.  Here is what we tasted.

Mettler family vineyard

Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel

Mettler Family Vineyards, Lodi, Calif.; Old Vine Zinfandel, 2019, $24.99

Raspberry, chocolate, cocoa and eucalyptus with light tannins on the finish. Holds up well to grilled ribs.

Filmed wine: The 2012 documentary “Somm” takes viewers through the process of being an aspiring sommelier. It is available for rental or purchase on line.

Do you like wine? Options vary for purchasing wine. Online retailers provide the ability to choose what you want, manage cases, and find discounts.

Here is a selection to consider:

brightcellars.com: The monthly club puts you in touch with wines after having answered a “quiz on the palate”.

caveswineclub.com: Allows you to choose the number of bottles required.

vinexotique.club.com: Offers subscription wine boxes from wineries located in less accessible markets.

splashwines.com: Choose an organized case or create your own.

winc.com: Four wines adapted to your tastes are sent monthly. Has a review component.

wine.com: A large online seller often offers discounts to new customers.

wineawesomeness.com: Organized shipments of three and six bottles.

wineenthusiast.com: Complete site of accessories – shelves, glasses, door openers, storage, gifts.

wineonsale.com: Allows you to select by grape variety or region.

zachys.com: Includes a variety of ways to search/buy, as well as auction information.

Favorites: Echeveria.

Wine reviews 2022

Wines of May: 11 different wines from 5 countries – $25 and under

Wines of the Month for April: 11 to consider sipping from Indiana (yes) to Italy

Wines for March: 10 wines for $10 to $25

Wines for February: A dozen different wines from 4 countries

January wines: 9 different wines from $9 to $22

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Former Northern Ireland boss Billy Bingham has died aged 90 https://fyl-unex.com/former-northern-ireland-boss-billy-bingham-has-died-aged-90/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:11:35 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/former-northern-ireland-boss-billy-bingham-has-died-aged-90/ Former Northern Ireland boss Billy Bingham, who led his country to TWO World Cups and also managed Everton and Greece, dies aged 90 Billy Bingham guided Northern Ireland to the 1982 and 1986 World Cups In 1982, Northern Ireland beat hosts Spain 1-0 in Valencia. Bingham also had a playing career and represented Everton and […]]]>

Former Northern Ireland boss Billy Bingham, who led his country to TWO World Cups and also managed Everton and Greece, dies aged 90

  • Billy Bingham guided Northern Ireland to the 1982 and 1986 World Cups
  • In 1982, Northern Ireland beat hosts Spain 1-0 in Valencia.
  • Bingham also had a playing career and represented Everton and Luton

Former Northern Ireland international and manager Billy Bingham has died aged 90, his family announced on Friday.

Bingham twice guided Northern Ireland to the World Cup final, first in 1982 when they beat Spain and then in 1986.

East Belfast-born Bingham, outside right, has been capped 56 times. He came through the Glentoran ranks before joining Sunderland in 1950 and having spells with Luton, Everton, which he also later managed, and Port Vale.

In a statement, Bingham’s son David said: “Dad was diagnosed with dementia in 2006 and I think it’s a tribute to his will that he has made it through another 16 years between that diagnosis and the moment. of his death.”

“He passed away peacefully last night at 10.30pm at a care home in Southport.

“We are very proud of everything our father has accomplished.”

Former Northern Ireland international and manager Billy Bingham has died aged 90. He led his team to two World Cups, in 1982 and 1986.

In 1982 Northern Ireland beat Spain 1-0 - here Bingham celebrates with goalscorer Gerry Armstrong just after the game

In 1982 Northern Ireland beat Spain 1-0 – here Bingham celebrates with goalscorer Gerry Armstrong just after the game

Bingham celebrates and acknowledges the crowd in Valencia after his team's win over Spain

Bingham celebrates and acknowledges the crowd in Valencia after his team’s win over Spain

Bingham had been part of the Northern Ireland squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup, only to lose to France.

It was Bingham’s goal that secured Luton’s 1959 FA Cup semi-final victory over Third Division Norwich to reach Wembley, where they lost to Nottingham Forest.

He won the 1962-63 Premier League title with Everton before moving into management, which included roles when he was also in charge of the Northern Ireland national team as well as a stint with Greece.

Bingham’s second stint as his country‘s manager began in 1980.

He then named future Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill as his captain, the first Catholic to have the honor bestowed on him during the Troubles, and received threatening letters as a result.

The 1980 British Championship success was Northern Ireland’s first in 66 years and was followed by a memorable World Cup campaign and a 1-0 win over Spain at the Mestalla in Valencia.

Bingham, did an MBE for football services in 1981, left the Northern Ireland post in 1993 and later worked as director of football at Blackpool.

The Irish Football Association paid tribute to Bingham.

‘Billy holds a unique place in the heart of Northern Ireland football in that he has both played in and captained the World Cup final tournaments with Northern Ireland, being part of the squad history of Peter Doherty in 1958 Sweden, then leading Northern Ireland in 1982 and 1986 Finals,” read a statement on the Irish FA website.

Although better known as a manager, Bingham played for Sunderland (pictured), Everton and Luton

Although better known as a manager, Bingham played for Sunderland (pictured), Everton and Luton

Bingham also coached Greece and Everton, among others, in his dugout career

Bingham also coached Greece and Everton, among others, in his dugout career

“Billy was a tricky winger back when such a position was revered, but there was more to him than playing off the wing. Billy wasn’t afraid to mix it up when needed, had an eye for goal, and had a wonderful tactical and positional brain – attributes that would stand out in his managerial career.

“He was everything a Northern Ireland manager should be: tactically astute, innovative and inspiring.

“He led the team to British Championship glory in 1980 and 1984, qualified for two World Cups in 1982 and 1986 and recorded the first home and away victories against Germany. West during the qualification for the Euros in 1984.

“His greatest achievement was probably the team’s qualification for the second phase of the World Cup in 1982 with the historic and unexpected victory over Spain in Valencia.

“The Association wishes to extend its condolences to Billy’s extended family circle.”

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Diaz Graham twins among 16 invitees to Spain U20 team trials https://fyl-unex.com/diaz-graham-twins-among-16-invitees-to-spain-u20-team-trials/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 19:00:18 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/diaz-graham-twins-among-16-invitees-to-spain-u20-team-trials/ Diaz Graham twins among 16 invitees to Spain U20 team trials 08/06/2022 14:56:00 PITTSBURG – Pitt entering first grade Guillermo Diaz Graham and Jorge Diaz Graham are among 16 players invited to compete for one of Spain’s 12 U20 national team spots this summer. “It’s going to be a great experience for us. We’re going […]]]>

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PITTSBURG – Pitt entering first grade Guillermo Diaz Graham and Jorge Diaz Graham are among 16 players invited to compete for one of Spain’s 12 U20 national team spots this summer.

“It’s going to be a great experience for us. We’re going to train with teammates who are the best in Spain, so it’s always huge, and we have a lot of friends there,” said Guillermo Diaz Graham. “Last year was my first time with the national team in official competition, and it was a very good experience. I met a lot of guys there, a lot of good friends now.”

“As a player, I grew. I gained more confidence in myself,” he continued. “I know the last time I went there was also in the summer, but before there I really didn’t train much because I was on vacation. But now we’ve spent three weeks here working hard with Garry (Christopher), with Coach Tim (O’Toole), and I think we’re in really good shape. It’s going to be a really good thing because I remember the last time it was was hard the first week because I was not in good shape, and it’s really intense because you have 20 days to prepare for a championship, so you do two three-hour training sessions a day, and now we are better prepared. “

The 16 invitees will train for 20 days in Spain and Portugal before a final 12-member squad is selected to compete in the FIBA ​​U20 European Championship from July 16-24 in Montenegro.

“It’s an opportunity to keep improving, that’s always everything. Going out, being a month (of training) with the best players in Spain,” said Jorge Diaz Graham. “It’s going to be difficult for us but also a good thing. I think it’s going to help me improve my confidence because playing against good players is always a good thing. Training with the national team is a big thing because not every player can have the opportunity to do that. And once you’re there, you have to work for it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you have to take advantage of it.

“Starting training in college with new teammates, new coaches was tough but it’s a great warm-up [for camp]”, he added. “I’m a striker, I like to say I’m a striker because the way I move, so playing and training with greats like John [Hugley] this indoor game has helped me expand my abilities and made me more confident in my indoor game too.”

Guillermo led the Spain U18 national team to a 5-0 record at the FIBA ​​Europe Challengers 2021 Tournament in Skopje, Macedonia last summer. He averaged 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in five starts, including 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks in the eventual win over Serbia, 68-50. He shot 55.6% from the field for the event, including 70.8% (17 of 24) on his two-point attempts.

Jorge will be looking to make the national team for the first time.

The Diaz Graham brothers signed with Pitt in early May and have been in Pittsburgh attending summer school and training since the middle of the month.

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President-elect Bongbong Marcos meets envoys from Spain, Germany and Morocco https://fyl-unex.com/president-elect-bongbong-marcos-meets-envoys-from-spain-germany-and-morocco/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 03:49:00 +0000 https://fyl-unex.com/president-elect-bongbong-marcos-meets-envoys-from-spain-germany-and-morocco/ President-elect Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Three more diplomats paid a courtesy call on President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday to discuss issues of the economy, national security and human rights, among others. Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas, German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel and Moroccan Ambassador Mohammed Ride […]]]>

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MANILA, Philippines — Three more diplomats paid a courtesy call on President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday to discuss issues of the economy, national security and human rights, among others.

Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas, German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel and Moroccan Ambassador Mohammed Ride El Fassi met Marcos Jr. at the latter’s headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

During the visit, Reiffenstuel highlighted the ongoing bilateral cooperation between Germany and the Philippines, noting the potential for stronger cooperation between the two countries to address global challenges such as climate change.

“I briefed President-elect Marcos on the ongoing programs that Germany is currently carrying out in the Philippines as part of Germany’s international climate initiatives to address the impact of climate change here in the Philippines,” Reiffenstuel said. during a press briefing.

“I informed him that so far Germany has provided 25 million euros for bilateral projects related to climate change…We are currently working on another program also in the context of climate change,” he said. she added.

The impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on food security were also discussed, as well as the themes of trade relations, renewable energies, human rights and maritime security.

Several ambassadors have paid a courtesy visit to Marcos Jr. in recent weeks following the latter’s recent presidential victory in the 2022 national election.

On Monday, Marcos Jr. received ambassadors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Brunei Darussalam Ambassador to the Philippines Johariah Wahab, Cambodian Ambassador Phan Peuv, Ambassador of Indonesia Agus Widjojo and the Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Songkane Luangmuninthone.

Also present were Singapore Ambassador Gerard Ho, Thai Chargé d’Affaires Thawat Sumitmor and Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung.

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