Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Editors’ Recommendations Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games happening now, this is the perfect time to evaluate your own fitness level. Maybe your pommel horse game isn’t quite what it used to be, but I’m willing to bet your beer drinking skills are at an all-time high. Instead of just sitting on the couch and watching “real” athletes compete on television, get some friends together and host your own Beer Olympics with these simple contests of skill and stamina.Related: Ready to Rio? 2016 Olympic Sports to WatchThe Beer MileWe’ve talked about this one before. There are several rules to follow for an official beer mile race, but the gist is this: drink a twelve ounce beer, then run a quarter mile. Repeat that three times and you have a beer mile. The keys to a successful run are 1) don’t take in too much air, and 2) don’t vomit. Good luck with that!Beer PongA one-on-one tournament style game perfect for bracket lovers, this event sees opponents bounce table tennis balls into cups filled with beer. If your ball makes it in, your competition has to drink the contents of the cup. Mayhem inevitably ensues. The Dizzy Bat RelayYou may have seen this event between innings at a minor league baseball game or remember it from your third grade field day. Two or more teams line up and take turns running to a coach, then putting their head down on one end of a baseball bat and spinning around it 10 times. The grand finale involves stumbling back to tag the next teammate in line. The Beer Olympics twist is to consume a beer before taking your spins. Expect more falling.Bean Bag TossThe bean bag toss (or “cornhole” if you’re nasty) is a leisurely pursuit where participants attempt to lob a square bag filled with beans into a hole in a wooden ramp. Basically, you just stand around and drink until someone claims to win.To make your beer olympics event even more memorable, divide your friends into country teams. Once chosen, team members can only drink beer from those regions. Take it further and wear native dress and (attempt to) speak the local language. Have an opening ceremony parade down your street. Appoint a non-drinking friend to be the “rules enforcer” and settle international disputes. The possibilities go on and on.Regardless of how amazing your beer olympics intentions are, be sure to drink responsibly. Keep consumption and physical effort at reasonable levels and provide lots of drinking water and sober rides home. Nobody wants an international incident.Related Post: Running the Beer Mile 7 of the Best Drink References in Music
Sri Lankan Jayawardena Mudiyanselage Sittamma Jayawardena has received the Foreign Domestic Worker of the Year award in Singapore, which comes with a cash prize of $2,000, the Straits Times reported.On top of household chores, the 60-year-old Sri Lankan cared for her employer’s bedridden wife from 1997 till her death last year. She would bathe the woman, change her diapers and urine catheter, feed her every few hours through a nose tube, administer medication, and even take the initiative to groom her with a haircut. Said her employer Chua Choo Hock, 76, who is retired: “The family is always thankful and appreciative of her dedication to my wife and our family… She has become more of a family member to us now after so many years.” The first and second runners-up in the foreign domestic worker category took home $1,500 and $1,000 respectively, while the five merit winners each received $500. The employers received certificates.Since its inception in 2005, Fast has provided subsidised training programmes for about 25,000 foreign domestic workers every year. It also runs a helpline and clubhouse for domestic workers and provides avenues for legal aid. Foreign Domestic Worker Day, organised by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (Fast) and the Association of Employment Agencies (Singapore), drew more than 7,000 people this year who watched stage performances and took part in activities such as lucky draws.The annual competition saw more than four times as many entries compared with last year. Of the 442 entries, 341 were for the foreign domestic worker category. Ms Jayawardena intends to save part of her cash prize, and give the rest to her 100-year-old mother who lives in Sri Lanka.