RAFFI’S OASIS CAFE THE HOME OF MOUTH WATERING CRAB CAKES AND GRILL COOKED GYRORaffi’s Oasis Café, located at 5702 E Virginia St, Evansville, IN 47715 is a little gem. It is a locally owned Mediterranean Grille on the East side located between Burkhardt and Green River. Oasis has a small but fanciful dining room. All the tables are clean and decorated. The fountain drink station is also very clean and the restrooms were nearly spotless which spoke volumes toward Raffi’s care and cleanliness.Eye-stimulating artwork lines the walls, along with statues and other Mediterranean décor throughout. It’s a very casual restaurant with a laid-back feeling with two flat screen televisions constantly playing news at a low, comfortable volume.When we ordered at the counter the order taker was very friendly, and even helped us to decide which entrées to order. We asked her what she liked the most, and she said that everything is good. “Typical of most restaurants,” I thought, but I very quickly realized that she wasn’t exaggerating.The crab cakes are absolutely mouth-watering. I could have eaten the crab cakes as my entire meal, but I wanted to try several flavors. Next, I tried the deep fried and breaded chickpeas falafel served with a salad dressing for dipping, and was equally impressed. The tabbouleh salad made with chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions, peppers and cracked wheat had a peculiar texture but had a very eclectic taste. It had an interesting but zesty flavor, and it is excellent for your health.The lamb shawarma was amazing, absolutely amazing. It was served in a grill-cooked gyro with an incredible mixture of shaved, roasted lamb, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, and a savory cream sauce that accented each ingredient which caused the whole meal to burst with flavor. A small salad was served with the shawarma and helped to clear the palate between bites so that every bite was like tasting this delectable dish for the first time.As we enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever had from a restaurant in Evansville, Raffi Manna approached our table and asked how everything tasted. We told him that it was absolutely amazing. Raffi was very presentable and professional. We asked him some questions about his restaurant, the food, and operations. He was happy to answer every question we had, and he explained to us that all of the food can be found in and around The Holy Land, including Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, and that there are also some Arabian dishes.He also said that all of the food is healthy, and that he cooks it all himself. That’s right, all of it. He does not have anyone do it for him, and he loves what he does and the business he’s in. Raffi stated that he received his civil engineering degree from Vanderbilt in Nashville, and that he has been a business owner/operator for 30 years, and his experience seems to shine in all that he does.I now have a new favorite restaurant. There were so many amazing items to choose from, I will definitely be revisiting, and that will be very soon.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) will be presenting the IADC Young Author Award 2017 at the CEDA Dredging Days, which will take place on 9-10 November, 2017 at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands.The IADC Young Author Award is aimed at stimulating the promotion of new ideas and to encourage young people working in the dredging industry and related fields.Each year at selected conferences, IADC grants this award for the best paper written by authors younger than 35 years of age.In 2016, Lucas Silveira, manager of Coastal & Ports Engineering of CB&I, a Brazilian consultancy firm, won the IADC Young Author Award at the PIANC-COPEDEC IX conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.It was titled “Integrated Method for the Development of Optimal Channel Dredging Project – Case Study: Terminal Portuário do Mearim”.
Tags: Girls Golf Rocks, Golf Foundation, GolfSixes, SafeGolf, Young Ambassadors England Golf and the Golf Foundation have strengthened their commitment to working more closely together in order to ensure a greater number of young people develop a lifelong love of the sport.This year, both organisations are delighted to announce they will collaborate to promote The R&A’s ‘Road to The Open’ – an innovative project designed to encourage young people to join the journey as golf’s original championship heads to Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent.The ‘Road to The Open’ – backed by The R&A – sets out to deliver golf activity in a range of environments using The 149th Open in July as an inspirational backdrop.There is already a huge buzz around The Open heading back to Royal St George’s for the first time since 2011.Now the 2020 ‘Road to the Open’ will seek to engage local communities and help create a lasting legacy for golf throughout the county of Kent.The scale of the project around an Open Championship is unprecedented.The Golf Foundation and England Golf will work closely with 125 schools and 25 golf clubs in Kent. In addition, the project will involve fun events at adventure golf courses, four StreetGolf clubs, 15 School Games events and 18 clubs playing in three local GolfSixes Leagues.Taking golf into new locations, supported by the famous Claret Jug on tour, the joint initiative aims to engage with 10,000 children and young people and spark an interest in golf that can last a lifetime.Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, said: “England Golf is one of our most popular, important strategic partners and we collaborate well on several different initiatives that ensure an effective player pathway from school to club to membership.“The ‘Road to the Open’ is a perfect example of how the two organisations work well together for the benefit of growing the game in England.“Based on trust and a recognition of each partner’s strengths, we look forward to a new era of joint working in England for the benefit of young people in golf and the future of our sport.”Jeremy Tomlinson, Chief Executive of England Golf, said: “England Golf and the Golf Foundation share a vision for the future of golf with young people at the very heart of our sport.“At England Golf we are passionate about what we do and The R&A’s ‘Road to the Open’ project allows us to showcase golf to the next generation.“We now look forward to developing our relationship with the Golf Foundation in a way that helps encourage more and more young people to enjoy the social, sporting and health benefits associated with this wonderful game.”The R&A has committed £2 million to the Golf Foundation over a four-year period to support its drive to inspire more young people to play golf and to encourage them to stay within the sport to boost membership.Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development and Amateur Championships at The R&A, said: “We are pleased to support the Golf Foundation and England Golf in their golf development efforts and the ‘Road to The Open’ project which aims to introduce golf to a new audience.“Attracting new golfers is pivotal to the long-term success of the sport and The 149th Open provides the perfect setting for young people to learn about, try and experience golf.”The ‘Road to the Open’ follows on from a number of existing, key initiatives which sees England Golf partner with the Golf Foundation to ensure a player pathway from school through to club.GolfSixes League has quickly become a major project in growing junior memberships at golf clubs, supported by The R&A and the European Tour. This year’s events will be enjoyed by 6,400 boys and girls at 475 clubs across the UK.Since 2015, Girls Golf Rocks has helped more than 5,000 beginner girl golfers in England learn that golf can be a fun, sociable, cool and athletic sport. With PGA professional coaching support at each club and the Foundation training existing girl players as ambassadors, the programme will be rolled out by England Golf and the Golf Foundation to 200 clubs across 35 counties in 2020.Another collaboration involves a dedicated group of Young Ambassadors. This team of 17 young people has also created the Hero’s Handshake project which recognises juniors who have made a positive impact at their golf club.Safeguarding issues are at the heart of all work carried out by England Golf and the Golf Foundation.At HSBC Golf Roots Centres, the Golf Foundation carries out DBS checks, safeguarding training and child protection policies.England Golf’s network of club support officers are helping clubs and counties work to achieve SafeGolf status ahead of it becoming a mandatory part of the affiliation process from January 2021.Together, England Golf and the Golf Foundation aim to ensure a vibrant and successful future for golf.England Golf is the governing body for the amateur game promoting the sport as a fun and fully inclusive activity for all ages through its work with over 1,800 golf clubs, 630,000 golf club members and the wider golfing community.National children’s charity the Golf Foundation changes the lives of young people by introducing them to golf. It provides opportunities for them to keep playing and developing the skills for life that the sport teaches them.Learn more about The 149th Open at www.theopen.comPhotography credit: Leaderboard 28 Feb 2020 England Golf strengthens Golf Foundation bond on ‘Road to The Open’
PROUD FATHER AND SON—Jason White is pictured with his son Justin Dobbs, New Pittsburgh Courier Boys Basketball Most Valuable Player. Following Allderdice and Carrick is Perry, Oliver and Westinghouse with three each; Schenley, Langley and Brashear had two each; and Peabody had one.Justin Dobbs from Allderdice and Brandon Johnson from Schenley were the only two unanimous selections for the First Team, with Greg McGhee from Perry, Ben Mickens from Allderdice, Marcus Smith from Perry, and Dontae Forte from Peabody all locked in a very close battle for the three slots left on the First Team.McGhee, Mickens and Smith won out with Forte dropping to the second team, joined by Arthur Smith, Schenley; Bruce Grover, Perry; Gary Herndon, Westinghouse; and Mike Talton, Carrick.The Third Team was dominated by Allderdice and Oliver, with two players each. Cameron Bailey and Eric Mallinger from Allderdice; and Lamontae Harrison and Shaquille Hager from Oliver. Rasheed McKamey from Carrick finished out the team.The voting for Most Valuable Player was extremely tight between Dobbs and Johnson, with Dobbs winning out. Ben Mickens also received votes, but no Perry player received any.Even though Marco Corona from Perry received votes, Andre McDonald from Allderdice and Walt Malinski from Carrick actually received the most votes for Coach of the Year, with Malinski winning out.Coach Malinski did an incredible job this year with a team that usually finishes somewhere near the bottom of the league, but this year they were one of the top teams in the City finishing fourth with a 10-6 record.The All-City Team is selected each year by the Courier staff and the City League coaches.(Reprinted from the April 27 Edition of the New Pittsburgh Courier.) Even though Perry dominated City League boys basketball this season with a 15-1 interleague play, Allderdice, 12-4, and Carrick, 10-6, captured the most spots on this years’ All-City Basketball selection with four each. Allderdice beat Perry for the City League championship, but the All-City selections were based on what these teams did during the regular season.