The New Face of Ibiza – Food & Wine

But the massive clubs burrowed into the countryside occupy only the southern half of the island. In the center, and here in the north, the hippie vibe still prevails, making it fertile soil for a burgeoning farm-to-table movement. “From cheesemakers to sheep breeders, Ibicencans are rediscovering how wonderful their food traditions are,” says chef and author Anne Sijmonsbergen. For the last 
12 years, she has been living in one of the island’s oldest farmhouses, Can Riero. There she grows avocados, figs, apricots, tomatoes, oranges and lemons. This past May, Sijmonsbergen opened a restaurant, named El Portalon, that is tucked within the old city walls in a building owned by an Austrian princess. 



And then there’s La Granja, an austerely luxurious, 10-room farmhouse that’s a pet project of Claus Sendlinger, the CEO of Design Hotels, who lives with his family nearby. Last year, the property was restored by German design firm Dreimeta and renovated into a study of chic minimalism. Tables are of rough-hewn wood; the lights are aged brass. The walls: smooth concrete. But this austerity is balanced by the 25 verdant acres surrounding it. This is the domain of farmer Andy Szymanowicz, who, after 10 years spent cultivating the land in upstate New York, sold his farm and CSA, moved to the island and by chance met Sendlinger, who gave him the task of carving Eden in Ibiza. 



It was once a working farm, but pines had overtaken the field, so Szymanowicz trucked in soil from a neighbor 
and started planting. As farms go, this one is damn sexy, all undulating fields folding into the land with limestone 
walls over which wildflowers tumble like a waterfall. “Here I get to think both about the aesthetics and the production,” Szymanowicz says happily. “It’s like heaven for me.” He strolls down a path flanked by bolting mustard and violet borage, past avocado trees and strawberries interspersed with amaranth. There’s one of Ibiza’s few kale patches—the island has not yet been infected by kale madness—as well as the famous Ibicencan tomatoes. Minutes after harvest, 
the vegetables make their way into La Granja’s kitchen, where chef José Catrimán guides produce on and off 
the wood-fired grill and over to communal tables at which crowds gather for weekly Friends of a Farmer suppers. 



Though the menu feels more California than Spain, 
the timing is entirely Iberian: It’s midnight by the time dinner is served. From the kitchen come grilled endives studded with olives; charred fennel with tomatoes; and fragrant roast chicken with just-picked rosemary. 
Perhaps 10 years ago, the pleasures of the evening would have been augmented by the vices of the party scene, 
but as the group digs in tonight with a clatter of glasses and flatware, the meal, this farm, the stars, the moon are ecstasy enough. Price upon request; lagranjaibiza.com.


Below, some of the best things on the menu you can try for yourself:

Blackjack 3d chris – Sports betting at maryland live casino – Troy Tropolitan


Zach Henson Staff Writer Troy residents will be able to view an 80 to 90 percent solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A solar eclipse is the moon passing in between the earth and the sun, explained Maurice Clark, assistant professor of astronomy. The path of totality, a narrow strip in which the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, will cover at least part of 14 states, the closest of which is Georgia. “There’s usually two total solar eclipses, […]



​Ibiza clubs plead for increased restrictions on unlicensed parties … – Mixmag

A group of establishments in Ibiza are pleading with local authorities to implement harsh punishments and increased restrictions on unlicensed and illegal parties.

As reported by Diario De Ibiza, the Leisure Association Of Ibiza, recently issued a statement demanding “greater hardship against illegal parties, a fact that unfortunately is not new on the island.” The Leisure Association Of Ibiza, known locally as La Asociación Ocio De Ibiza, is comprised of 27 venues, including Ushuaïa, Blue Marlin Ibiza, DC-10 and Café Mambo.

In the same statement, the collective thanked San José council “for their determination in these cases”. The municipality recently handed out €84,000 in fines to “owners of different private homes for organizing ‘large format’ parties that caused significant noise disturbance to the neighbors”.

Most of the unlicensed events in question are villa parties. Last year San José council issued 14 citations to the owners of seven houses and the Leisure Association of Ibiza would like to see more crackdowns: “It seems there is a need for greater commitment on the part of the authorities of the whole island in the fight against the clandestine parties.”

José Luis Benítez, who is the association’s manager, views the villa parties as giving Ibiza a bad reputation because of “prostitution and drugs”, adding “it’s time to end this harmful image that is repeated every summer”.

Mixmag has reached out from a comment from San José council.

​Ibiza clubs plead for increased restrictions on unlicensed parties – Mixmag

A group of establishments in Ibiza are pleading with local authorities to implement harsh punishments and increased restrictions on unlicensed and illegal parties.

As reported by Diario De Ibiza, the Leisure Association Of Ibiza, recently issued a statement demanding “greater hardship against illegal parties, a fact that unfortunately is not new on the island.” The Leisure Association Of Ibiza, known locally as La Asociación Ocio De Ibiza, is comprised of 27 venues, including Ushuaïa, Blue Marlin Ibiza, DC-10 and Café Mambo.

In the same statement, the collective thanked San José council “for their determination in these cases”. The municipality recently handed out €84,000 in fines to “owners of different private homes for organizing ‘large format’ parties that caused significant noise disturbance to the neighbors”.

Most of the unlicensed events in question are villa parties. Last year San José council issued 14 citations to the owners of seven houses and the Leisure Association of Ibiza would like to see more crackdowns: “It seems there is a need for greater commitment on the part of the authorities of the whole island in the fight against the clandestine parties.”

José Luis Benítez, who is the association’s manager, views the villa parties as giving Ibiza a bad reputation because of “prostitution and drugs”, adding “it’s time to end this harmful image that is repeated every summer”.

Mixmag has reached out from a comment from San José council.

The Secret DJ details how their first ever night in Ibiza was almost their last – Mixmag

Ibiza is a strange and magical place. For years I had no idea it was beautiful. Or that it is 90 per cent uninhabited. I would arrive about six hours before I had to leave. Billboards, fairground rides and English vomit is enough to put anyone off. And that was just Playa d’En Bossa. How could anywhere be that hot at night? It made no sense. Why anyone would want to be there during the day was a mystery to me. I’m from somewhere cold and dark. Heat is my enemy. It was not my kind of place at all. But eventually – and inevitably – Tour Manager and I missed a flight back off the island. The next one wasn’t for 24 hours. It was 1998.

It was way cheaper to rent a car than two hotel rooms. It was still dark and early as we drove away from the airport car hire. Fuck it. Let’s have a look around. Weird place. No tarmac anywhere. Every road like a rollercoaster on the moon. No signs. No lights. Pitch black. The drugs we’d taken earlier that night were taking effect. We were very lost. We’d been told Ibiza was small, but it was clearly large enough to fox us. The surface seemed to flatten out; we’d not seen any buildings for hours. Or maybe it was five minutes ago. It’s hard to tell in that state. T-Man loved cars, so he decided this was an excellent spot to do doughnuts. He proceeded to perform car stunts while laughing maniacally, looking at me instead of out the windows, and frankly putting The Fear in me.

After a while we were stationary in a haze of our own making. A dust cloud of some proportion can be whipped up over time if you are especially daft in a very dry place. The haze started to glow. It felt like a scene from Close Encounters. T-Man started panicking about police. It wasn’t individual points of light. More a gradual build. I got out of the car to investigate.

I coughed and hacked through the dust storm and immediately got lost. I couldn’t see anything. I tried retracing my steps, but I’d lost the car too. It felt like being inside a cloudy liquid, or a boiling hot snowstorm. I walked forward. Then backward. To the left and right. Nothing. It was eerily silent, too. The ground was rough and rocky. I felt like and idiot when I started calling out.

It can only have been minutes, but it felt like hours. Then streaks of clarity started to appear across the murk and across my brain. The glow was the sun; the streaks pale blue dawn sky. About 200 metres away I saw the outline of the car start to emerge. The idiot was mere feet away from the edge of a cliff! We’d been screeching around out of our minds on an apron of land in the pitch black that was surrounded on all sides by a sheer drop onto rocks and salty doom.

Woodward Lifestyle and Action-Sports Experience Debuts at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya – Markets Insider




MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AIC Hotel Group, the brand reinventing the all-inclusive hotel experience, and Woodward, a leader in the youth culture and action sports movement, have announced the opening of the brand-new Woodward at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Built for a world-class entertaining and action-filled experience, the partnership merges luxurious tropical accommodations with on-property adventure. The first action-sport facility in Mexico, Woodward Riviera Maya is designed to empower kids to grow physically and emotionally through creative expression in sport, technology, music, art and culture. Woodward Riviera Maya also provides the first ever opportunity to ski and snowboard indoors in the Caribbean.

“This unique initiative and partnership is a testament to the ever-evolving, all-inclusive Hard Rock brand which caters to its varied guest profile. Woodward engages both the young and the young at heart, providing guests of all ages with the opportunity to have a cutting-edge vacation,” said Frank Maduro, VP of Marketing for AIC Hotel Group.

Woodward Riviera Maya boasts a variety of programs for all ages, catering to all skill levels, as well as endless opportunities for teambuilding activities within groups or meetings. With future plans to expand to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana already in the works, the facility sets an entirely new standard of the all-inclusive experience, allowing guests to participate in a variety of program sessions such as skateboarding, BMX, scooter, cheer, dance, tumbling, parkour and free running, in addition to indoor dryland snowboarding and skiing with ParkBoard™ and ParkSki™, which are snowboards and skis with wheels on the bottom.  

Woodward Riviera Maya also includes an interactive digital media space where GoPro cameras can be checked out to digitally record participant’s time at the facility. The digital media program also encompasses Hard Rock’s signature Music Lab, which is divided into three unique classes – Jam Band, Spin Session and RockTube – incorporating the brand’s distinct musical namesake into the Woodward experience.

Woodward participants can select their preferred program and expert instructors will lead two hour private or group drop-in sessions. Access to some of Woodward Riviera Maya’s diverse offerings will be available to hotel guests with Resort Credit, while non-guests will be invited to participate for a fee.

The highly anticipated Woodward Riviera Maya features more than 20,000 air conditioned square feet of state-of-the-art equipment, including a complete indoor concrete skatepark, pump tracks, foam pits, trampolines, jump to resi-landing, cheer and tumble floor, a parkour zone and mega ramps. Between activities, guests can take a break at the snack bar or on the viewing promenades where family and friends can gather to watch the action or enjoy live DJ sessions. The outside of the facility will feature the Woodward WreckTangle ninja obstacle challenge (coming in September), designed to ignite spatial awareness, athleticism, agility and amusement while encouraging guests to strategically move through challenging obstacles such as the “Rope Swing to Cargo Crawl” and “Rotating Rings.”

“The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels vision aligns well with Woodward’s purpose,” said Jody Churich, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Woodward. “Woodward is much more than a physical location – it’s a culture. We empower kids to grow physically and emotionally. We build kids up by giving them competence in their sport, but also confidence, courage, perseverance and grit to endure life’s challenges, achieve life’s dreams, and create memories that will last a lifetime. This partnership enables more kids to build something that lasts forever through unique action sports experiences in a fun and safe environment.”

“We feel Woodward is such a natural fit for a high energy brand like ours and we’re thrilled to see them debut their high quality experience in Mexico at one of our branded properties,” says Andrea Melotti, vice president of operations – Hotels & Casinos.

To celebrate the launch of Woodward Riviera Maya, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is offering vacationers an exclusive chance to be amongst the first to try their skill at the facility with the “Grand Opening Package,” which offers up to two free introductory sessions per room for booking now until September 30, 2017, with travel from September 1 until December 22, 2017.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya accommodations start at $400 per night, based on double occupancy. To book a vacation experience at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, visit www.hrhrivieramaya.com, call 888-680-7625, or contact your preferred travel professional. For more information about Woodward please visit http://www.campwoodward.com/.

About AIC Hotel Group
AIC Hotel Group spearheads sales and marketing efforts for luxury resort properties in Florida, including Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort and Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, as well as throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana (the world’s first all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel) in the Dominican Republic, in addition to seven Mexico properties including Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos (set to open in 2018), Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun (set to open in 2018), Nobu Hotel Los Cabos (set to open in 2018) and UNICO 20Ëš87Ëš Hotel Riviera Maya, the first of a new luxury all-inclusive concept. For additional information, visit www.aichotelgroup.com.

Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 176 cafes, 23 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Cairo, Innsbruck, Cape Town and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Dubai, London, Los Cabos, New York City, Ottawa, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

About Woodward
Woodward is a world-class destination, for both aspiring youth and professional athletes, with camps and programs that inspire, mentor and nurture kids through amazing activities. For more than forty years, Woodward’s positive movement in youth culture has given kids greater self confidence as they advance in athletics, build personal character and become part of a community. While at Woodward, kids are empowered to thrive via creative expression in tech, music and sport such as skateboarding, gymnastics, cheer, scooter, BMX, snowboarding, freeskiing, parkour, dance, digital media and more. With innovative facilities, Woodward currently has four unique locations in the United States, open to all ages and ability levels, including the original Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania; Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; and Woodward Copper in Summit County, Colorado, with more locations on the horizon. To find out more information, please visit, www.campwoodward.com. Woodward is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio.

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Premier League: Transfer window changes ‘a long way off’ – BBC Sport

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Philippe Coutinho (right)

The futures of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Philippe Coutinho are still unresolved even though the season has started

Proposals to close the Premier League and English Football League summer transfer windows before the start of the season next year are “a long way off”, says a leading sports lawyer.

The current window, in line with many other European leagues, closes on 31 August – almost three weeks after the start of the Premier League campaign.

Both the Premier League and EFL will discuss potential changes next month.

“There are problems down the line,” lawyer Chris Farnell told BBC Sport.

“I don’t think the way they are looking at it would be smooth. It would be fraught with problems and potentially legal challenges.”

Farnell, the lead lawyer on the sale of Swansea City last year, said he was unsure whether football’s governing body Fifa would even allow the changes to be made.

“I think it is something that has been raised off the cuff by one or two managers.

“It needs to be better thought out, better planned and prepared and I think it is a long way off happening yet.”

A vote is set to take place at the next Premier League shareholders meeting on 7 September, while the EFL will also table the matter for discussion next month.

The EFL said clubs had already expressed the opinion that closing the summer window at the start of the season “would be an improvement on the current position”.

A spokesman added: “It will be important that all the consequences of such a decision are fully considered, as the requirements of our clubs are different to those in Europe’s top flight leagues.”

What do Fifa regulations say?

Players may only be registered during one of two annual registration periods. In Europe these are the summer and January transfer windows and are fixed by each individual national association.

The first window begins once the season has finished and must not exceed 12 weeks. The second, which usually occurs mid-season, must not exceed four weeks.

For the Premier League and EFL, Fifa regulations state the transfer window should close no later than 1 September, or as near as practical if it clashes with a weekend.

However, players whose contracts have expired prior to the end of the transfer window may sign for another club outside the registration period.

As leagues in confederations around the world start and finish at different times, so do their transfer windows – for example, the USA’s first window began on 14 February this year and ended on 8 May, while China’s opening registration period ran from 1 January to 28 February.

Analysis

BBC Sport’s Simon Stone

As with all issues affecting the Premier League, it will need 14 clubs to vote in favour before any change can be made.

It is a complicated scenario, not least because it has the potential to put England’s top-flight teams at a disadvantage because rivals across Europe will be active in the market for up to three weeks after the Premier League window has closed.

The plan would have no power to prevent a club such as Barcelona targeting Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho – as they have done this summer – for instance.

As Europe’s major leagues all start at different points – France was a week before England, with Spain, Italy and Germany a week after – a Europe-wide change is not going to happen.

There is also the potential for clubs who do not agree – Watford are said to be against it – or agents to mount a legal challenge.

However, the disruption caused by the continuation of the transfer window beyond the start of the season has become so great, and started to affect so many teams, the feeling that something has to be done has begun to take hold.

What do Premier League managers say?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Swansea boss Paul Clement are among those to have called for a change.

Klopp was without playmaker Coutinho for Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Watford, and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson was absent for Swansea’s game at Southampton.

“An earlier transfer deadline day would have helped us this year. In general, it makes sense that when the season starts that the planning is over,” Klopp said.

Clement added: “A better situation would be if the transfer window closed before the start of the season.

“I don’t really understand why it goes to the end of August. I know there’s talks about that changing in future. That’s my opinion that it should do.”

According to research from betting company Bwin, seven of the 10 biggest transfers in the past five seasons which have been completed after the league campaign started involved Premier League clubs.

They were Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Angel di Maria and Anthony Martial to Manchester United, Kevin de Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi to Manchester City, and Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal.

The Premier League makes 24% of its signings after 15 August, while 12% of its signings are on transfer deadline day.

Last season’s runners-up Tottenham typically make their signings late in the transfer window, and Bwin says 47% take place after the season starts.