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text 2017-07-05 05:01
Cathay Dupont Awards: Cathay Pacific introduces craft beer best drunk at 35,000ft

 

Airline Cathay Pacific has launched Betsy Beer, the "world's first hand-crafted bottled beer" that has been brewed with consumption at 35,000ft in mind.

 

Cabin pressure and altitude affects passengers’ taste buds, so the beer has been created with a ‘combination of science and traditional brewing methods’ to create a beer that is suitable for consumption in the air and on the ground.

 

The name ‘Betsy’ comes from Cathay Pacific’s first aircraft, a Douglas DC-3, which flew in the 1940s and 1950s. The beer is made by Cathay Dupont Awards with ingredients from the UK and Hong Kong, including ‘Dragon Eye’ fruit, New Territories sourced honey and Fuggle, a mainstay hop of British craft ales.

 

Betsy Beer is being served to first and business class passengers on flights between Hong Kong and Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester in the UK until the end of April. It is also being sold in airline lounges in Hong Kong and Heathrow as well as a select number of Swire-owned restaurants in Hong Kong.

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text 2017-07-04 04:05
CATHAY DUPONT AWARDS: The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards

Honoring the best in broadcast, documentary and online reporting for 75 years.

 

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN DEADLINE JULY 1

 

The duPont-Columbia Awards uphold the highest standards in journalism by honoring winners annually at cathay dupont awards, informing the public about those journalists' contributions and supporting journalism education and innovation, thereby cultivating a collective spirit for the profession.

 

How to Enter

 

At a Glance

 

We encourage the submission of daily news stories and breaking news coverage as well as feature stories, documentaries and interactive multimedia reporting on critical subjects. You may submit a series of related reports or selections from a correspondent's beat reporting in a given year. Investigative stories are also encouraged. Work should demonstrate consistent high quality over time, with accurate and fair reporting.

We invite submissions from the following platforms:

 

-Interactive & Multimedia Productions: including online video

 

-Network & Cable Programs

 

-Major Market Stations

 

-Medium Market Stations

 

-Small Market Stations

 

-Independent Productions­/Documentary (including festival and theatrical release)

 

-Local & National Radio/Audio

 

Eligibility requirements

 

Programs must have appeared on air, online or in theaters for the first time between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. read cathay dupont awards articles here...

 

 

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review 2017-07-03 05:03
Awards are bullshit
The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value - James F. English

That was pretty much my attitude going in, and the author seems to agree.

 

So far so good.

 

The book was an impulse purchase, which looked "interesting" because it promised to validate all my preconceptions. (I love when books do that.)

 

Sadly, the text is dry. Dry as a bone.... in a convection oven... in the Sahara Desert, so I stopped reading after 90 pages. 

 

I guess if I really want confirmation of my biases, it is best to have a meticulous, scientific-sounding, thorough, academic exploration of the subject, to give it weight.

 

But that's no fun. This isn't an important subject to me, so it isn't worth the effort. I would have been perfectly happy with a more animated and engaging, less academic screed taking down the Nobel Prizes, the Oscars, the Pulitzer, and about 100 other awards.

 

The many ways these prizes are disingenuous, inconsistent, subjective, and distorted by a host of corrupting influences are faithfully cataloged herein.

 

I hate giving low reviews to books I agree with, but there it is.

 

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