Wine Reviews: 2009 Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris & 2008 L’Aventure “Côte à Côte”

Leah Ann Roberts is a sommelier based in Orange County, California. She is the owner of Domaine Vino, complete wine cellar management company. Here, she recommends two wines for readers of The Global Herald: White 2009 Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris North Island, Martinborough, New Zealand $31.00 USD This wine has a pale straw color … Read more Wine Reviews: 2009 Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris & 2008 L’Aventure “Côte à Côte”

“The Dales” with Adrian Edmondson Episode 3, on ITV, 11th April 2011

Starting at the stepping stones at Bolton Abbey, Adrian Edmondson takes viewers on another tour of the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales in England. Overseeing the arrival of a steam train at Leyburn for the 1940’s weekend, there’s some concern over whether the train will be set up in time. At Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale, farmer Amanda … Read more “The Dales” with Adrian Edmondson Episode 3, on ITV, 11th April 2011

Law: Dialogues in a Constitutional Democracy – South Africa

The South African Constitution, and in particular its Bill of Rights, is widely recognised as one of the most progressive in the world. Nevertheless, as venerated as it is, this Constitution remains a written document and, as any constitution, needs action from government and citizens alike to transform it into a living document and ensure … Read more Law: Dialogues in a Constitutional Democracy – South Africa

Athletics: Marathon Champion Živilė Balčiūnaitė Banned for 2 Years

The 2010 European Marathon Champion, Živilė Balčiūnaitė, has been banned from competition by the Lithuanian Athletics Federation. She will be stripped of her 2010 European Championships medal earned in Barcelona. The decision was handed down on 5th April 2011 by the LLAF disciplinary commission and ruled that Balčiūnaitė had violated IAAF anti-doping rule, Article 32.2, … Read more Athletics: Marathon Champion Živilė Balčiūnaitė Banned for 2 Years

“Lewis: Wild Justice” Season 5 Episode 2 on ITV, 10th April 2011

“Friars, not monks” is the catchphrase of the second instalment in the fifth series of Lewis. St Gerard’s college is the source of an evil intent which sees the death of a visiting female bishop. The college is home to around 35 friars, some students and the moneyed Goffe family. What at first seems to … Read more “Lewis: Wild Justice” Season 5 Episode 2 on ITV, 10th April 2011

Business: DISH Buys Blockbuster for $320.6 million

The entertainment rental brand, Blockbuster, has been sold for $320.6 million to DISH Network after an auction at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Blockbuster estate is to receive approximately $227 million in cash distributions after the Court approved the sale. The transaction is expected to close on April … Read more Business: DISH Buys Blockbuster for $320.6 million

Formula 1: Mark Webber Impresses in Malaysian Grand Prix 2011 Practice

Red Bull’s Australian Formula 1 driver, Mark Webber, has impressed in both practice sessions ahead of the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix, recording the fastest lap in both sessions. In the first practice round, Webber was fastest, recording a best time of 1:37.651, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, who were 1.66 and 2.14 seconds … Read more Formula 1: Mark Webber Impresses in Malaysian Grand Prix 2011 Practice

Football: Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard to Miss Rest of 2010/11 Season

Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, will miss the rest of the 2010/2011 season after the player suffered a recurrence of a groin injury. Gerrard had returned to training a week ago following surgery on an injured groin at the start of March, but suffered another similar injury on Friday 1st April, after which the player had … Read more Football: Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard to Miss Rest of 2010/11 Season

The Masters 2011 Golf: McIlroy and Quiros Share Lead After Augusta Opening Day

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Alvaro Quiros of Spain led the 2011 The Masters Golf tournament after the opening day of play at Augusta National, USA. Both McIlroy and Quiros shot seven under rounds of 65 to share a two shot lead from the South Korean players Yang Yong-Eun and KJ Choi. The well-known American … Read more The Masters 2011 Golf: McIlroy and Quiros Share Lead After Augusta Opening Day

Football: UEFA Europa League 2011 Quarter Final 1st Leg Results, Thursday 7 April 2011

The 1st leg of the 2011 UEFA Europa League Quarter Finals took place on the evening of Thursday 7th April 2011, and three teams picked up victories that look like securing a place in the Semi Final of this season’s competition. Porto 5-1 Spartak Moscow Porto may have put themselves through this two-legged tie in … Read more Football: UEFA Europa League 2011 Quarter Final 1st Leg Results, Thursday 7 April 2011