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Moosehead

Featuring such activities as knot-tying (bikini strings), swimming (skinny dipping with a cooler of beer) and calisthenics (running from bears), Camp Moosehead swings into session for the months of June and July. This latest promotion from Moosehead beer, with POS materials that include a 6-foot Camp Moosehead “counselor” decked out in the predominant camp colors of khaki and forest green, and wearing a Camp Moosehead T-shirt, hat, khaki shorts and hiking boots.

Moosehead, Canada’s oldest brewery, is located in St. John, New Brunswick, and is distributed in the US by The Gambrinus Company, San Antonio.

St. Pauli Girl

pgSt. Pauli Girl invites retailers to score a hole-in-one with a new summer promotion featuring a golf gear consumer sweepstakes and special mail-in offers for merchandise. The Gear Up for Golf sweepstakes asks consumers to answer five golf trivia questions, and those who answer all five correctly qualify for Taylor Made golf merchandise, including the grand prize of a golf tour bag and clubs. Golf enthusiasts can enter by calling 1-877-STPAULI, by logging on to the brand’s website (www.stpauligirl.com) or via mail-in coupon.

Consumers can also purchase Taylor Made and St. Pauli Girl golf merchandise via a mail-in offer at retail displays, or via the brand’s website. Items include golf caps, balls, towels and ball/tee kits. POS materials sport the image of Jaime, the 1999 St. Pauli Girl. St. Pauli Girl Lager, Dark and NA beers are brewed and bottled by

wasSnoring is the raspy or pitiless sound that happens when your breathing is halfway hindered somehow while you are dozing. Now and again snoring may demonstrate a genuine health condition. Also, snoring could be a disturbance to your accomplice. The same amounts as 50% of mature people wheeze frequently. Snoring happens when wind currents past loose tissues in your throat, making the tissues vibrate as you inhale, which makes those disturbing sounds. Lifestyle changes, for example getting thinner, maintaining a strategic distance from liquor near the sleepy time or considering your side, can help quit snoring. Some examples are here.

There are a few components, which expedite snoring. To start with, the typical maturing process prompts the unwinding of the throat muscles, in this manner bringing about snoring. Anatomical irregularities the nose and throat, for example augmented tonsils or adenoids, nasal polyps, or veered off nasal septum reason exaggerated narrowing of the throat throughout rest and therefore expedite snoring. Anti snoring devices are seemingly the best of the best among available snoring treatments. Where different mechanisms will drive your jaw to stay in a forward position, this one is intended to keep your tongue advance, averting it from slipping by going into the back close of the throat. Anti snoring devices are the most effective for fighting snoring in light of the fact that they tackle the problem at the source.

Snoreless Pillow: An Efficient Solution For Snoring

Practically …

I’ve often been very intrigued by the classic fountain of youth story and am always curious when I see people who are in their 40s who look like they could be in their 20s. They tell me that it has something to do with how hard your life is, but I’m not really entirely sure. I think when you’re a woman you probably tend to focus on a lot more than men would. That’s just our sexist society, I suppose, and it’s been this way for the past 1000 years, it certainly probably going to stay the same.

foyOne of the things that I’ve always been proud of over the years has been the comments that I get about my skin. Many people always comment when they find out my age and asked me just why my skin seen survivor. Well, up until about five years ago, there really wasn’t any specific secret. I think I was just born with relatively good genes and an overall Mediterranean sense of loving life. I just went about my day to day, tried to eat healthy, everything came in line.

But then suddenly one day I discovered that I was starting to develop a couple of wrinkles under my eyes. These are things that don’t necessarily come slowly: in fact, I found that wrinkles will usually just attacking quickly like some kind of a mosquito. It’s all pretty crazy, but for a moment …

raid10RAID stands for “Redundant Array of Independent Disks.” It refers to a method of storing information on multiple hard disks simultaneously for greater protection and drive performance. The RAID 10 setup is not typically used by the average user, instead being preferred by corporations running Enterprise-level servers. This configuration is necessary when you need extremely high redundancy, which is important when you’re supporting a server or a major database. RAID 10, or RAID 1+0 as it’s sometimes referred to, combines the “mirroring” of a RAID 1 configuration and the “striping” of a RAID 0 configuration. In the former, data is written to multiple hard disks simultaneously. In the latter, data is broken up into chunks and the chunks are written to different disks in succession. This combines the redundancy of mirroring with speed of access of a striping.

However, because of the complexity of a RAID 10 configuration, if your entire hard drive array does fail, recovering your data will be a trickier proposition. In this case, you might be better off hiring a RAID 10 data recovery service to do the job for you. When choosing a RAID 10 recovery service, it is crucial to look for one with both the right technical expertise and the proper tools. You should also be aware of the security measures that the company utilizes in order to protect your data. The best services have SOC 1 Type 1 certification, which means that the company follows strict practices to ensure the privacy and security of your data.

So how do RAID 10 systems fail? There are two main reasons a RAID 10 array might fail. The first is a failure of the controller or other component. This could include the motherboard, power supply, RAM, or back–plane. Such equipment failures can be caused by power surges, overheating, or simply the age of the equipment itself. The other cause of RAID 10 is less common, but sometimes multiple drives in the array fail simultaneously or consecutively. A RAID 10 configuration can handle a single drive failure without loss of data, but two or more spells trouble.

When choosing a RAID 10 recovery service, make sure they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Data recovery: Make sure the recovery service can recover all types of data, even proprietary formats.
  • Causes of RAID 10 failure: Make sure the recovery service can recover data loss caused by any kind of failure, including physical failure, such as that caused by electrical surges or component failure;, user error, such as that caused by improper reformatting of drives; and logical failure, such as that caused by viruses or registry errors.
  • Operating systems supported: Choose a recovery service that can handle RAID 10 configurations formatted for any operating system, whether Windows, Mac, or Linux.
  • Hard drive interfaces supported: Choose a recovery service that can handle any type of hard drive interface, be it a SATA, Firewire, Thunderbolt, or USB drive.

Finally, consider the recovery service’s price, turnaround time, and reputation. Do they offer 24/7 emergency service? Will they service your system onsite or do you have to send it to them? Do they offer a free consultation?

If you’ve got a RAID 10 configuration setup, it probably means you’re a business owner with extremely critical data. Therefore, you should not spare any expense when choosing a reliable and professional data recovery service. Make sure More »

“On the other hand,” says a recent report, “fewer than 5 percent of unemployed Americans drink craft beers; not surprising considering the beers’ premium pricing.”

As for income, more than 60 percent of craft beer drinkers live in households with incomes greater than $50,000, and close to 40% live in households with incomes greater than $75,000. The audience is primarily white and Asian, and “the coverage of $75,000 household consumers is a high 21 percent, compared to less than 6 percent from households earning less than $35,000.”

Everything’s Relative

cbeAccording to Jim Koch, founder and president of Boston Beer, the nation’s No. 1 specialty brewer, you have to go inside the numbers to get a true read on the importance of specialty beers (which he calls “better beers”) in the off-premise retail mix.

“You get into some problems extrapolating the numbers at the high end,” explains Koch. “Unfortunately, the high end of the category skews to on-premise consumption. The low end is generally skewed to off-premise. As for relative rankings, if Bud outsells Miller Lite 2-to-1, it’s probably going to look like that in the overall market.”

And never discount the importance of the profitability of the segment in your shelf sets.

“The direct product profitability is greater for a high-end beer than a regular premium beer,” notes Koch. “For example, let’s say you sell a 6-pack of Bud for $4 and a 6-pack of Sam’s for $6, and you

Plastic is just too expensive, no matter how you look at it.

wnpbbThat’s what leading U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch found when it experimented in the summer of 1998 with bottles made from polyethylene naphthalate (PEN). The biggest advantage of the PEN bottle was that it stayed rigid under heat, which allowed for in-bottle pasteurization.

“You can pasteurize the bottle with beer in it, and if you get it to the place where it’s going to be drunk fast enough, it’s a quite excellent bottle,” says Allan Silverman, a vice president with the Constar unit of Crown Cork & Seal, Philadelphia, which blowmolded the bottles.

Time was the major problem. Although PEN has a tighter molecular structure than PET, its barrier still is insufficient, meaning it doesn’t yield a good enough shelf life, Silverman says: “You could have given it away or charged a million dollars – it wouldn’t have worked. The barrier isn’t good enough.”

To make plastic bottles with a sufficient barrier requires a multi-layer structure. These designs tend to push the bottle’s price significantly beyond glass and aluminum.

The price ain’t right

Price was the reason Anheuser-Busch recently terminated another trial of a plastic beer bottle: a test market in Dallas and Phoenix, Ariz., convenience stores. The three-layer bottle comprises a layer of oxygen-scavenging copolyester between two layers of PET, with more oxygen-scavenging material in the closure liner.

Anheuser-Busch concluded the test market after six weeks because of disappointing

snoringkillSnoring is a loud, disruptive noise emitted from the throat during sleep that causes a multitude of health problems as well as issue between partners who sleep together. When some sort of obstruction causes a blockage in the airway, either in the nasal passage or in the throat, the snorer is unable to take in a normal level of oxygen. There are several causes of snoring including allergies causing nasal blockage, heavy drinking, obesity causing a narrowed airway and most often, a blockage in the throat due to the tongue. During sleep, the muscles of the mouth relax and the tongue can fall back into the throat leading to not only the nuisance of snoring, but also deadly repercussions. Chronic snoring can lead to sleep apnea, a permanent condition that requires treatment as it is a serious breathing issue. Mild or sporadic snoring, as well as snoring due to nasal blockage, is not necessarily a serious condition although it does indicate an improper intake of oxygen. While it is also recommended that mild snoring be treated it is not likely to lead to heart disease as chronic snoring or sleep apnea.

The least of all problems associated with chronic snoring, as well as sleep apnea, is prolonged fatigue which can lead to extreme exhaustion. When regular sleep patterns are interrupted by chronic snoring, daily dysfunction emerges as a result of lack of sleep. However, this extreme exhaustion, after years of chronic snoring, can lead to periodically falling asleep during the day, even while driving. Proper amount of sleep is absolutely essential to the entire well-being.

Because snoring is a result of an obstruction leading to the improper intake of air during sleep, consistently low oxygen intake can result in heart disease, leading to fatal heart attacks and strokes. The proper intake of oxygen is crucial for the holistic well-being of each and every person. Oxygen is taken in during inhalation and transported throughout the blood stream by red blood cells and then used by your body. Oxygen allows blood to effectively pump through the body because it fuels the heart. A strong and regular heartbeat is necessary for the body to function efficiently throughout the day without feeling fatigued, groggy or ill.

There are ways, however, to alleviate the dangers of snoring.

As the snorer takes More »

The consumer mindset has contributed greatly to the beerscape. “Drivers of imported beer growth include the ‘mainstreaming’ of imported beer brands,” says the report. “Twenty years ago, the only consumers of imported beer were beer connoisseurs and foreigners. Today, though imports remain an upscale product, consumers from every economic, social and cultural group consume imports on occasion.”

ibdsbImports have delivered the mass that craft beers never could. While microbrews and other specialties were racking up impressive annual gains of between 22 and 42 percent from a relatively tiny base between 1991 and 1996, imports, with a more significant base, were beginning to register increases in the low double-digits. The craft explosion left a halo around imports as well–and it’s the foreign beers that have continued to benefit as domestic specialties have sagged (actually off by 1 to 2 percent in ’98, says BMC).

So it’s a bittersweet legacy left by the major micro excitement of the mid-’90s. “Once content with mass-produced domestic lagers, consumers are more frequently opting for higher-quality, fuller-bodied, rich-tasting beers,” notes the report. “In addition, the brand preference set for any given beer drinker is likely to have expanded. Where once a consumer would be loyal to a single brand, he or she is now more likely to select different brands based on the consumption occasion. Of no lesser importance is consumers’ current willingness to pay a premium for high-end brands.”

That circumstance could describe domestic specialties