‘Liverpool shouldn’t make £50m signing for sake of it’ – Redknapp reflects on Van Dijk & Gomez injuries
Liverpool should not be investing £50 million ($66m) in a new centre-half “for the sake of it” in January, says Jamie Redknapp, with there no need to panic despite Joe Gomez joining Virgil van Dijk on the treatment table.The Reds’ wretched run of fortune on the injury front has continued into the November international break.Having already lost talismanic Dutchman Van Dijk to knee ligament damage , while seeing the likes of Fabinho and Joel Matip pick up knocks, Gomez has now been forced out of the England squad. He has suffered a knee problem of his own, but Redknapp is not convinced that Jur...
'For the sake of unity': As Trump stalls, a look at past presidential concession speeches
Unity, grace in defeat, an acceptance that the people have spoken…. These have been themes of concession speeches by losing presidential candidates stretching back decades. As Donald Trump continues to dispute the results of the 2020 election, here is a look back at how previous White House hopefuls have handled their defeat in recent elections."This is the way we see it, this is how the country should see it, that the people have spoken and we respect the majesty of the democratic system," said George WH Bush after losing the 1992 election to Bill Clinton in 1992.John Kerry, meanwhile, vowed ...
Russian media: Armenian PM ready to sacrifice his country for his own sake
By TrendThe new military escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone has been going on for over a month, an article published in Russian Vestnik Kavkaza media outlet said, Trend reports.According to the article, Yerevan refuses to negotiate with Baku mediated by Russia, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan declares his approach to resolving the Karabakh conflict under the slogan ‘war to the last soldier’.“The weakness and uncertainty of the authorities, which for many years were accompanied by the absence of a concept of building their own statehood and relations with neighboring c...
Stevie Nicks got an abortion for sake of Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks doesn't think Fleetwood Mac would exist if she hadn't had an abortion.The 72-year-old singer terminated a pregnancy in 1979 when she was dating Don Henley and she insisted there was "no way" she could have had a child and carried on in the band at that time.She said: "If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac. There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs … I would have had to walk away."The 'Dreams' singer ultimately felt it was...
Aizuwakamatsu in western Fukushima Prefecture is known for its pristine landscapes, quality sake, traditional crafts, and rich samurai history. It’s a bustling former castle town with friendly locals deeply proud of their history and culture. Home to thousand-year-old hot springs, lakes swimming with swans, and the last refuge of loyal samurai, Aizuwakamatsu is worthy of history buffs and nature lovers alike.Aizuwakamatsu CastleTsuruga Castle (also called Aizuwakamatsu Castle) is Aizuwakamatsu’s symbol and city center. Once the seat of the powerful Aizu Domain, it was the site of the Battle of...
Foreign diplomats experience sake making in Japan in Olympics year
Foreign diplomats in Japan have toured a sake brewery near Tokyo to study how the beverage is made in a project the Japanese government and the sake industry hope will promote the traditional rice wine overseas.The National Tax Agency, which co-hosted the project with the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, aims to boost promotion of sake and other Japanese-made alcoholic beverages abroad this year as Japan hosts the Olympics and Paralympics.In the tour at Iinuma Honke Co.'s brewery in Chiba Prefecture on Feb. 13, some of the 12 diplomats and their family members from the United States, ...
Japan earmarks 1.8 bil. yen to boost promotion of sake
Japan has earmarked a combined 1.78 billion yen ($16 million) in the state budget for boosting promotion of sake and other Japan-made alcoholic beverages abroad, especially when the country hosts the Olympics and Paralympics this year.The total -- of which 1.31 billion yen is in the budget for fiscal 2020 starting in April and the remainder in the supplementary budget for the current fiscal year to March -- is seven times larger than similar spending in the initial 2019 budget.As part of such efforts, the government is preparing to set up an office at the National Tax Agency in July to better ...
French gastronomes savour sake, Japan's humble rice drink
The sommelier lingers over her glass, taking in the bouquet while clutching a spoon of caviar and cucumber jelly.The union of food and beverage is "magical", she declares.But Paz Levinson, head sommelier at the high-end Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant group, is not savouring a sought-after vintage from Bordeaux or Bourgogne. She is holding a glass of sake, the humble Japanese rice drink."Sake works very well with French cuisine," says the Argentine.France is only the 11th largest market in the world for sake: total sales remain below two million euros ($2.2 million) per year. But its consumption is...
French gastronomes savour sake, Japan's humble rice drink
Paris (AFP) - The sommelier lingers over her glass, taking in the bouquet while clutching a spoon of caviar and cucumber jelly. The union of food and beverage is "magical", she declares. But Paz Levinson, head sommelier at the high-end Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant group, is not savouring a sought-after vintage from Bordeaux or Bourgogne. She is holding a glass of sake, the humble Japanese rice drink. "Sake works very well with French cuisine," says the Argentine.France is only the 11th largest market in the world for sake: total sales remain below two million euros ($2.2 million) per year. But i...
CORRECTED: FOCUS: Japanese sake pours into China amid shrinking consumption back home
Japanese sake sellers are looking to tap into China's growing taste for Japanese traditional rice wine to counter its falling consumption back home.Fueled by an increasing number of Japanese restaurants and rising Chinese household incomes, sake, while still considered a treat, can now be found in many restaurants and department stores in major Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing.At the second China International Import Expo taking place in Shanghai this week, more than 110 Japanese firms have gathered to promote Japanese food and agricultural products including sake.On the first day the ...