Discover the New Releases From Cat Watches

For over 80 years, Caterpillar has been building the world’s infrastructure and, in partnership with independent dealers, is driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. Caterpillar is synonymous with reliability, durability and cutting edge technology since 1904.

Caterpillar develops innovative and new high technology for its products. The same principle is applied to Cat timekeeping equipment lifestyle products. Constructed from the highest quality materials, Cat watches are developed to meet stringent requirements, without compromises. Each Cat watch encompasses cutting edge design and high functionality to offer a solid performance in a variety of active

Cat watch Alaska No CA.143.01.121

Cat watch Alaska No CA.143.01.121

situations. Cat watches offer just the right watch for any man with great emphasis being attached to the casual and powerful design of the watch and the philosophy behind the Caterpillar brand.

For 2014, Cat timekeeping equipment presents ALASKA, a dynamic, casual timepiece with a very athletic look. Its classic inspired silhouette stands out due to captivating, refined details and exudes a sporting image for the man of taste who wants to wear a watch that is both sporty and tough. The round case with its 45 mm diameter is made of hardened stainless steel and water resistant up to 100 meters. Equipped with a precision quartz movement and a strong mineral crystal, the new ALASKA chronograph features three hands and counters that are positioned in the middle of the black dial. The watch’s dial is adorned with the well-known Cat logo, functional bold hour markers in white and a date indicator at 4 o’clock. Luminescent hour and minute hands give you all the information you need quickly and easily. Cat watches had chosen for the first time in their history to adorn a watch collection with Milanese mesh bracelets. What catches the eye with the Milanese watch bands is their smooth and softly plaited structure. In addition, this fantastic looking bracelet can withstand any challenge and guarantees that your watch is firmly attached to your wrist for a maximum of comfort and reliability. The ALASKA collection is available as date or chronograph model with various dial colours (black/yellow, black/rose gold, black/red, silver/rose gold, silver/red, blue/silver, military green and yellow) and mesh bracelet or rubber strap with colored stitching.

Discover now the new CHICAGO by Cat® watches. With its original appearance and its functional features, this statement piece is the perfect chronograph for the man of today: smart-casual, sporty, elegant, rugged and bulky+In short, made for any

Cat watch Chicago No PS.193.35.939

Cat watch Chicago No PS.193.35.939

Its strong 48 mm wide PVD coated stainless steel case in rose gold contrasts, perfectly with the elegant brown dial. Arabic numbers and indexes in bright rose gold, strong hands and hour-markers ensure impeccable readability. The unusual window design with big date adds a special finishing to this timekeeper and confers a decidedly outstanding look. Three small counters with 30-minute recorder, a day indicator and small seconds dial as well as the large screw-down crown guarantee maximum functionality. The up to 100 meters waterproof steel watchcase is equipped with a precision quartz movement and a durable mineral crystal. The leather strap with stylishly conceived stitching provides great wearing comfort and provides sophisticated sportiness. This stunning new  collection is available in different dial versions (silver/black/red, silver/black, silver/blue, black/yellow, black/green and brown) with matching leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. Continue reading

United States Bartenders’ Guild Legacy Cocktail Showcase Finals Sponsored by BACARDÍ Announce National Winner

The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) crowned Naomi Levy as the national finalist of the fourth annual USBG Legacy Cocktail Showcase sponsored by BACARDÍ in Miami. Levy will receive an all-expense paid trip to Moscow, Russia, and the opportunity to share her unique creation on the global stage as the United States representative in the Legacy Cocktail Global Showcase. Levy emerged from a field of 12 national semi-finalists from across the country, winning with “Guayaba Arabica”, her innovative BACARDÍ Superior cocktail.

Guayaba Arabica
1 ½ part BACARDĺ Superior
1 part Guava Nectar
¾ part Coffee Scented Simple Syrup
½ part Lime Juice
5 pieces Cilantro Leaf
1 pinch Salt
grated espresso bean (for garnish)

Instructions: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients, add ice, and shake.  Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the grated espresso bean.

The USBG showcase has grown to become a world-renowned event, with participants from the United States, United

USBG Legacy Showcase Sponsored by BACARDI.  (PRNewsFoto/BACARDI)

USBG Legacy Showcase Sponsored by BACARDI. (PRNewsFoto/BACARDI)

Naomi Levy Named US Finalist at the USBG Legacy Finals with her Guayaba Arabica.  (PRNewsFoto/United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG))

Naomi Levy Named US Finalist at the USBG Legacy Finals with her Guayaba Arabica. (PRNewsFoto/United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG))

Kingdom, Africa, European Union and Asia enlisted in 2014. Naomi Levy from the U.S. Showcase will advance to the USBG Global Showcase, hosted by industry leaders and held in front of a specially invited audience of leading bartenders, bar professionals and media.

The USBG Legacy Cocktail Showcase sponsored by BACARDÍ invited the best contemporary bartenders from around the country to become commemorated through their creative expressions of BACARDÍ.  Participants are charged with creating a cocktail that could become as revered as classic cocktails of the BACARDÍ Daiquirí and the BACARDĺ Mojito. Classic cocktails are defined by their balance, flavor, quality of ingredients and aesthetic appeal, as well as their enduring popularity and the story behind them.

This year’s National Legacy Cocktail Showcase was judged by William Ramos, Bacardi Senior Brand Master; Charles Joly, Beverage Director of Aviary and Founder of Crafthouse Cocktails; Juan Coronado, Spirits Director for the Think Food Group; and Frank Martucci, Co-Founder of the USBG Rhode Island Chapter.

The finalists mastered the art of creating a well-balanced drink, while bringing a unique and original vision to the 2014 showcase. Naomi Levy’s winning cocktail was selected because of its innovation and potential for long-term appeal,” noted Toby Whitmoyer, Vice President and Brand Managing Director for the rum category at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.  “It is by preserving our cocktail legacies and our commitment to uncovering the next generation of classic cocktails that allows BACARDÍ to remain at the forefront of cocktail culture.”

LBJ Presidential Library to Host Civil Rights Summit to Mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Former Presidents Carter and Clinton to Deliver Keynote Addresses

The LBJ Presidential Library will host a Civil Rights Summit April 8-10, 2014, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  President Lyndon Baines Johnson drove passage of the legislation and signed it into law.  The Summit will be both a look back at the civil rights movement of the 1960s and a look forward at the civil rights issues still facing America and the world.

LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit logo.  (PRNewsFoto/LBJ Presidential Library)

LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit logo. (PRNewsFoto/LBJ Presidential Library)

The LBJ Presidential Library, located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.  Dedicated in May 1971, it is the nation’s fifth presidential library.  Its mission is to preserve and protect the historical materials in its collections and make them readily accessible; to increase public awareness of the American experience through relevant exhibitions and educational programs; and to advance the LBJ Library’s standing as a center for intellectual activity and community leadership while meeting the challenges of a changing world.

Founded in 1970 by the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the LBJ School of Public Affairs is a professional school that draws on the legacy of its namesake to empower the next “get it done” generation to take on effective leadership roles in public service.  The LBJ Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LB School of Public Affairs.

The Summit will feature keynote addresses from former President Jimmy Carter on April 8 and former President Bill Clinton on April 9.  An invitation has been extended to President George W. Bush to deliver a keynote address on April 10, and the Library is working with his office to finalize details.

Fifty years ago, President Johnson’s vision for a more just and honorable America contributed to the passing of the Civil Rights Act, the most transformational civil rights legislation since Reconstruction and a crucial step in the realization of America’s promise,” said Mark K. Updegrove, director of the LBJ Presidential Library. “But his vision went far beyond ending racial discrimination. He believed that education, economic opportunity, health care, clean air and water, and access to the arts and humanities, among other things, were inherent civil rights for all Americans—and it’s reflected in his legislative legacy.”

The Civil Rights Summit is this year’s cornerstone event of a multi-year anniversary celebration of President Johnson’s prodigious legislative legacy. Throughout the course of the next several years, the LBJ Presidential Library, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and the LBJ Foundation will partner to commemorate the anniversaries of seminal laws signed by President Johnson that continue to resonate today.

During the Summit and throughout the month of April, the “Cornerstones of Civil Rights” exhibit will be on display at the LBJ Presidential Library, linking the civil rights legacies of Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. It features a lithograph copy of Abraham Lincoln’s final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation; the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, signed by President Lincoln; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed by President Johnson; and an annotated copy of Johnson’s “We Shall Overcome” speech to Congress asking for passage of the Voting Rights Act. It also includes a signature “stovepipe” hat worn by Lincoln and a Resistol beaver cowboy hat worn by Johnson.

Civil Rights Film Series:  Hosted by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, UT Film and Television department head, and LBJ School professor Paul Stekler, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will present a series of documentaries and speeches that chronicle the civil rights era and the pivotal role played by President Lyndon Johnson in the passing of the Civil Rights Act, on April 2, 3, and 7.

Throughout the next 18 months, the LBJ School will examine how far America has come in meeting the challenges of achieving equality and equity for all Americans. The School will sponsor 50 events for the 50thanniversary, all culminating in a call for a renewed effort to “get things done” in order to improve the lives of all citizens.

President Johnson’s legislative achievements underscore for our students how society can be transformed by the efforts of those committed to a life of leadership in public service,” said Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. “Now, with the Civil Rights Summit, we will have an opportunity to hear from some of today’s most prominent and distinguished leaders as our students prepare themselves to be the next ‘get it done’ generation.

Participants in the Summit will include numerous prestigious representatives of the Johnson Administration and family, the American media, current and former elected officials, and members of academia:

The Honorable Julian Bond
Former Chairman, NAACP

Taylor Branch
Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Jim Brown
Former NFL running back

Tina Brown
Journalist, Tina Brown Live Media

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Chair, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse; Head of Domestic Policy for President Johnson

The Honorable Julian Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Michael J. Cramer
Director, UT Program in Sports and Media

Dr. Harry Edwards
Sociologist, focusing on Afrcan American athletes

Dr. Larry Faulkner
Former President, The University of Texas at Austin

David Ferriero
Archivist of the United States

The Honorable Shirley Franklin 
Former Mayor of Atlanta; Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values, LBJ School

Luci Baines Johnson
Daughter of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Tom Johnson 
Former President, CNN; former Deputy Press Secretary to President Johnson

Congressman John Lewis
U. S. Representative, Georgia

Joe Morgan
Former Major League Baseball second baseman

Diane Nash
Helped found Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Bill Powers
President, The University of Texas at Austin

Todd Purdum
Author, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964; national editor; Vanity Fair

Lynda Johnson Robb
Daughter of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson

Bill Russell
Former NBA center

Bob Santelli
Director, The GRAMMY Museum

The Honorable Margaret Spellings
Former U. S. Secretary of Education; President, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Mavis Staples
Singer, civil rights activist

The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
Former Mayor of LA

The Honorable Andrew Young
Former UN Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta