The other day I spent 20 minutes in the car behind two big tractor-trailers carrying brand new brewing tanks to New Belgium that’s being built in Asheville. It’s the only time I’ve ever been excited to sit in traffic. It’s difficult to express my feelings about New Belgium’s impending brewery. Giddy, excited, emotionally erect…all of these words are accurate, but they don’t do my feelings justice.And it’s not just New Belgium that I’m excited about. Catawba Brewing just opened a swanky new taproom in downtown Asheville. Wicked Weed started building their production facility on the outskirts of town. Sierra Nevada just opened their taproom and restaurant, which, by all accounts, is plated entirely in gold and everlasting rose pedals.Craft beer is booming all over the country, but there’s so much happening in Asheville, North Carolina on a variety of different scales, that it’s easy to think we’re living at Ground Zero during the Golden Age of Craft Beer. I can walk out my door and hit a dozen breweries within two miles. If you find yourself in Asheville, you can paddle a mellow stretch of the French Broad and hit half a dozen different breweries, big and small. You can mountain bike directly to the door of one brewery, on Pisgah singletrack.We’re so fortunate to be alive now and living here. It’s complete happenstance that I’ve found myself in this town, during this beautiful time in history, when craft breweries are sprouting around me like weeds. Personally, I’ve done nothing to deserve this embarrassment of riches, but I’m going to do my best to enjoy it while it lasts. As they say, all good things must come to an end. In this case, I’m not sure if they’re talking about the craft beer boom or my liver. Either way, carpe beer.
Rob Holding might be donning the captain’s armband at Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he wants an Englishman among his five club captains for the coming season, leaving very few candidates for the role.Emery likes to have a number of players named as captains for the season, but currently none of those on his list are homegrown players.The Spanish boss wants to have someone who ‘understands the English spirit’ to wear the armband on occasion, and that looks like it means either Rob Holding or Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Only those two Englishmen made more than 10 appearances for Arsenal last season, which would suggest they are the only two in line for the job.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I want one English player in these five captains,’ Emery told a press conference in Los Angeles. Holding is still struggling with a long injury (Picture: Getty Images)‘Last year [Granit] Xhaka, Mesut [Ozil] and Nacho [Monreal] were working as captains. But after Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech left — and possibly Laurent Koscielny — I will want more.‘An English player who grew up in our academy can understand the English spirit and Arsenal values. These are the qualities and more [we want].‘We are really happy with his [Holding’s] progress. We need his performances as a centre back. [Before] he had his injury he was really playing with big performances.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHolding didn’t grow up in the Arsenal academy, joining the club from Bolton Wanderers in 2016, but as Emery mentioned him specifically, he is certainly in contention.The centre-back has been out since December with an ACL injury and will miss the start of the season as he continues his recovery.The only other English players at Emery’s disposal are Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah, Emile smith Rowe and Matt Macey, none of whom are likely recipients of the armband.MORE: Arsenal face competition from Everton for Wilfried Zaha transferMORE: Mesut Ozil names the Arsenal youngster he expects to have a ‘big season’ Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jul 2019 4:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link148Shares Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in contention to be one of Arsenal’s club captains this season, says Unai Emery
Six people have lost their lives in an incident involving a vessel fire at the Port of Durban, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).The authority confirmed the casualties, adding that the extent of the fire caused the vessel to list on its port side.SAMSA informed that the unit in question was the Mozambique-flagged fishing vessel Tropical 1.There were no details available regarding the possible causes of the incident, which occurred on February 14.The authority launched an investigation into the matter and proceeded to formally make contact with the Mozambican authorities.Image Courtesy: SAMSA
zoom OOCL, a Hong Kong-based shipping company and a member of the G6 Alliance, plans to start implementing its Asia – North America East Coast Winter Program in response to seasonal changes in market demand. The service changes, which are subject to regulatory approval, include the suspension of the China East Coast Express 2 (CEC2) service from Week 45 and the new port of call on the company’s China East Coast Express (CEC) coverage.Last eastbound sailing on the CEC2 will be the BVA (Bellavia), with an estimated time of arrival at Da Chan Bay, China, on October 30, 2016.CEC2 South China/Southeast Asia port coverage will be provided by OOCL’s current CEC service.CEC service will add Da Chan Bay port call to enhance South China coverage.The enhanced service will be effective from Week 44 via BRX (Bremen Express), with an estimated time of arrival at Kaohsiung on November 3, 2016.The new port rotation of the CEC service will include ports of Kaoshiung (Taiwan), Da Chan Bay, Shekou, Hong Kong, Yantian (China), Singapore (Singapore), (via Suez Canal), New York, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk (US), (via Suez Canal), Singapore, Cai Mep (Vietnam), Hong Kong, Kaoshiung.