Wide Open at the RC44 Valletta Cup:
Valleta, Malta (November 26, 2016) – Tomorrow not only will the winner of the RC44 Valletta Cup be decided, but also 2016 RC44 Fleet Racing Champion.
Three more races were held today and, with a further three scheduled tomorrow, the RC44 Valletta Cup is lining up to be a three, or possibly four, horse race: Chris Bake’s Team Aqua currently holds a slender one point lead over Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF, in turn two ahead of Alexander Novoselov’s Katusha, with Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing a further five points back in fourth.
Meanwhile in the overall 2016 RC44 Fleet Racing Championship, Team CEEREF holds a two point advantage over Team Aqua a…
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Team Aqua owns day two at RC44 Valletta Cup:
Valleta, Malta (November 25, 2016) – Chris Bake seemed to light the touch paper on board his Team Aqua during the second day of fleet racing at the RC44 Valletta Cup. The longest serving team in the RC44 class’ 10 year history was in a different league, achieving a perfect score line in today’s three races, despite challenging conditions off the Maltese capital.
“With the fleet as tight as it is, to be able to pull that off feels good,” said a beaming Bake once ashore at Valletta’s Excelsior Marina. “We managed to sail the boat really well and everyone was on point. I think Cameron [Appleton] did a superb job with the tactics, because it wa…
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Preferences are strictly personal; anyway, that’s what they’re supposed to be. You can like salty liquorice better than sweet candy and at the same time prefer tangerines to bananas. Or the other way around.But that doesn’t really speak to the imagination, it’s way too ordinary for that. Let’s have a closer look at some preferences..
Apparently genetics play an important role in taste. Just like my father I don’t like fish, but I feel that dislike comes from personal experience rather than DNA. People at a typical fish stall have something in common that I don’t like. It’s difficult to put into words what that is. I notice a kind of gluttony that I don’t see at other snack stalls.
The very smell of some fish like mackerel is enough to make my stomach turn; I can’t help it, I once even tried to learn to appreciate it. That was a hopeless endeavour of course. My disgust is so strong that what I tried almost ended in the return of what I ate previously to the place from where the mackerel was staring at me.
Pickles are an excellent example of the food that people crave for temporarily. Pregnant women are known to suffer from this. They are also famous because of their sudden craving for ice cream, chocolate and tomato ketchup. I would see this as an hormonal issue, but there are lots of people who believe the baby, that is still unborn, is asking for those things. Is that weird or is it just me?
Weak coffee and espresso
Another aspect of preferences is the choice for stronger or weaker variations of the same food or drink, which is most apparent in coffee.Some people almost tweek when they drink coffee that others might refer to as sewage water and think drinking coffe that comes out of a Nespresso machine is a filthy habit that has blown over from Italy. People who buy Nespressocapsules, often tend to make a lifestyle out of their preference. This may explain the swift emergence of the (N)espresso –mania. Could it be that all of those preferences are a way to draw Attention?
Do you prefer certain dishes or weak coffee to “Nespresso cupsbestellen“? In this article you will read about fish, pickles and “Nespresso cups“. What is behind all these strong emotions about food and drink?