A sip of heritage

first_imgA sip of heritageThe Royal Salute experience in Jodhpur which coincided with their six-year partnership with British Polo Day, India, was a spectacularly royal affair to remember.advertisement Mohini Mehrotra New Delhi February 8, 2019 ISSUE DATE: February 18, 2019UPDATED: February 8, 2019 15:53 IST The Royal Salute Polo Clinic led Malcolm BorwickHeritage, luxury and royalty are three words that defined the three worlds that came together at the Royal Salute experience held in Jodhpur recently. The series of events organised by Royal Salute, which coincided with their six-year partnership with British Polo Day, India, saw a host of unique experiences forHeritage, luxury and royalty are three words that defined the three worlds that came together at the Royal Salute experience held in Jodhpur recently. The series of events organised by Royal Salute, which coincided with their six-year partnership with British Polo Day, India, saw a host of unique experiences for guests from across the globe.The Taste of Luxury The gorgeous Pagoda at the Umaid Bhawan PalaceOne of the main highlights of the four-day celebrations was an intimate whisky tasting session of Royal Salute’s exceptional Scotch whisky portfolio, one which turned out to be quite a palate enhancing experience for those who had never tasted a 21-year-old Scotch in their life. But then how many times do you get the privilege of nosing and tasting some of the most precious whisky available, such as the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, The Royal Salute Diamond Tribute among others, all in one indulgent evening?Long Shot Tasting shots of some of the most precious Royal Salute whiskyThe second day of the proceedings saw guests gear up for the Royal Salute Polo Clinic led by former England Polo Team Champion and Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador, Malcolm Borwick. What seemed like a daunting task at first, turned out to be a thrilling first-hand experience at the royal sport for many. Talking about the synergy of the brand and the sport, Malcolm Borwick said, There are so many similarities between polo and an exceptional Scotch whisky like Royal Salute, not least the shared values of the sport and the brand; honour, skill, integrity and respect to name a few. I’m so proud to continue bringing the Royal Salute Polo Clinics to people around the world, bringing to life these synergies and revelling in two of my greatest passions: whisky and polo.advertisementMatch made in Heaven Dinner hosted by the Maharajah of Marwar-Jodhpur on the grounds of Umaid Bhawan Palace.The action-packed morning flowed into a sensory afternoon where Royal Salute Creative Advisor and star nose’ Barnabe Fillion, in collaboration with perfumer and writer Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan, led the guests through a unique exploration of the Royal Salute whisky. Set in the gorgeous Pagoda at the Umaid Bhawan Palace gardens, the guests were treated to different pairing of scents and objects, unlocking the depth of the whisky flavours, while igniting the senses with Jahnvi’s dance performance and poetry. Celebrating food, music, flavours and art, the sit-down lunch and tasting was truly a treat to the senses in every way.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow The Royal SaluteFollow JodhpurFollow British Polo Day Nextlast_img read more

UN environment team completes study of Gaza conflict damages

21 May 2009Experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have completed field work on a study of the environmental impact of the recent heavy fighting on Gaza, the agency announced today. Experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have completed field work on a study of the environmental impact of the recent heavy fighting on Gaza, the agency announced today. The team of eight UNEP experts spent 10 days in Gaza studying waste and waste water systems, the coastal and marine environment, and solid and hazardous waste management, including asbestos, and will make recommendations for rehabilitation this in the coming months. In the coming months, it will make recommendations which “will inform local planning and assist the planned reconstruction by the international community,” UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said last month when he announced he was dispatching the team to Gaza. The experts inspected 32 sites to assess environmental impacts and collect samples for laboratory analysis and also collected data for an economic evaluation of the cost of rehabilitation and restoration of the environmental damage in Gaza.Sites visited included residential areas, schools, industrial areas, sewage facilities, landfills and the coastline, where detailed sampling of water and sediments, bio-indicators, asbestos and waste water was conducted.Samples collected on the ground will be sent to an independent international laboratory and analysed in the coming weeks. The three-week Israeli offensive which began on 27 December, with the stated aim of ending rocket attacks by Hamas and other groups, killed at least 1,300 Palestinians and wounded some 5,300. The heavy bombardment and fighting also reduced buildings and other infrastructure to rubble.Shortly after the conflict ended, UNEP sent a senior staff member to Gaza in late January as part of the UN Early Recovery Needs Assessment mission, which found that the fighting had created large quantities of building demolition waste, which is often contaminated with hazardous materials such as asbestos.Even prior to this most recent conflict, Gaza did not have an appropriate system for waste segregation and disposal. Consequently, the creation of such large quantities of solid waste, within such a short time, has overloaded the already inadequate infrastructure.During the May field mission, UNEP also ran two training workshops on handling asbestos and other hazardous substances in rubble management, and on health and safety practices for demolition and disposal of damaged buildings. The team members have extensive experience in assessing the environmental impact of conflict in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Sudan and the Middle East, and in making recommendations for action, according to the agency. They also have expertise in water and waste water management, asbestos and hazardous wastes monitoring, and coastal and marine issues, it added. read more