27, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Shellback Rum, Official Rum Sponsor of ORACLE TEAM USA, wishes to congratulate ORACLE TEAM USA on their impressive comeback and ultimate championship of the 34th America’s Cup. After coming back from an 8-1 lead favoring Emirates Team New Zealand, ORACLE TEAM USA won the winner-take-all final race on Tuesday, September 25th and successfully defended the Cup by an impressive 39 seconds. Shellback Rum has been pleased to partner with ORACLE TEAM USA throughout the America’s Cup challenge, combining the nautical spirit of the brand with this international nautical competition in markets across the country, as they defended the oldest trophy in international sports. The 34th America’s Cup competition featured a new racing format and state-of-the-art AC72 racing yachts. Like true sportsmen, ORACLE TEAM USA persevered and fought hard against the incredible team members of Emirates Team New Zealand, resulting in their second straight Cup victory. “Shellback Rum has been very proud to team up with ORACLE TEAM USA for this historic event on San Francisco Bay,” said Gerard Thoukis, Director of Marketing for Shellback Rum. “To win the America’s Cup on our home turf is an impressive feat, especially after what many thought looked like possible defeat, and we are thrilled to have been part of this exciting tournament. Shellback Rum sends its hearty congratulations to ORACLE TEAM USA. This truly was one of the best victories in the history of this race.” With this win, ORACLE TEAM USA becomes the Defender of the 35th America’s Cup, and will undoubtedly bring their fierce competitiveness and sportsmanship again when the competition for the Cup returns to the Bay. About Shellback RumThe taste of the Caribbean pursues a modern progression with the debut of Shellback Rum, named after a proud naval tradition in which the title of “Shellback” is awarded to courageous sailors who have successfully crossed the equator. Available in two expressions, Silver and Spiced, Shellback Rum is produced at the century-old West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD) on the island of Barbados, the birthplace of rum. Both expressions are a blend of continuous and pot still components featuring neutral, heavy and aged light rum. Adding further depth to the final Shellback Spiced blend, a portion of the rum spends a minimum of 12 months in once-used American bourbon barrels. Shellback Rum is available nationally. The suggested retail price of each expression in the 750mL size is $17.
Chivas USA, New Zealand national team to meet in charity tournament
(Darryl Dyck / Associated Press / September 1, 2013) By Kevin Baxter September 27, 2013, 7:41 p.m. Chivas USA , the New Zealand national team and a pair of clubs from Mexico’s first division are expected to compete in a planned soccer tournament, the Los Angeles Cup, next month, as part of an effort to raise funds for hurricane victims in Mexico. The tournament will kick off with an Oct. 9 doubleheader at Citrus College. New Zealand meeting Mexico’s Queretaro in the first match at 7 p.m. followed by Chivas against Veracruz. On Oct. 12 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum , Chivas will play New Zealand, which is preparing for a two-leg playoff in November for a final spot in the 2014 World Cup . A portion of the tournament’s ticket proceeds will go to victims of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. Some Chivas players recently had their heads shaved as part of a charity effort to support cancer patients. “At the end of the day we want to give back to people,” said Chivas midfielder Carlos Alvarez. “So with all that is going on over there in Mexico after the hurricanes, being able to help the people is something unbelievable and something we should look forward to.” Added captain Dan Kennedy: “It’s nice to be part of any type of relief fund to help somebody out.
Sarah M. Beran, Counselor for Economic Affairs of US Embassy while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She was accompanied by Ms. Susan Mecfee, Deputy Economic Counselor and Mr. Alexander Tatsis of Economic Affairs Section. Ms. Sarah said USA also wants to help Pakistan in energy sector and entrepreneurship development as progress in these areas could put Pakistan on the path of better economic growth. She said Pakistan is a potential market for entrepreneurs as US-based companies Shell and Procter & Gamble are doing good business here. However, she stressed that Pakistani private sector should push for further regulatory reforms that are needed to foster greater trade and investment opportunities She was optimistic that resumption of Pak-USA strategic dialogue would pave way for faster, deeper, boarder and more comprehensive partnership between the two countries. She said US Embassys program Journey to Prosperity is aimed at promoting entrepreneurs in Pakistan and we want to further strengthen our collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry for entrepreneurship development with major focus on youth and women empowerment. The purpose of our visit is to discuss ways & means to work together in this area. In his welcome address, Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry lauded the US efforts for cooperating with Pakistan in energy, education and other sectors. He said cooperation in trade, investment and private sector growth should be the main focus of both countries as they can achieve much better mutually beneficial results by developing collaboration in these areas. He said the bilateral trade of over US$ 5-billion is far less than the potential of two countries while there is lot of scope of Pakistani textiles in USA.