VALENCIA – Newhall Coffee Roasting Co. is donating 12,000 pounds of its Patriot Blend to troops in Iraq and Afganistan, said co-founder Mitch McMullen. The donation coincides with the launch of the blend, which is sold at Ralphs grocery stores and at select Sam’s Clubs. The Patriot Blend, which combines beans from Sumatra and Costa Rica, quickly became popular with customers after Newhall introduced it in 2003, McMullen said. “If they can buy a cup of coffee and enjoy it at home and know there’s a soldier or Marine over there that’s enjoying the same thing, it’s just a feel-good cup of coffee,” McMullen said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It decided to donate 10 cups of coffee for every pound of Patriot Blend sold. The company is shipping the coffee Wednesday from its Santa Clarita roasting plant to Virginia, where the USO will ship it abroad. Newhall donated 1,000 pounds of the blend in 2003 shortly after the Iraq war started.
Miloš Ninković Ninkovic: Last season just the start of success at Sydney FC Cronan Yu @Cronan_Yu Last updated 2 years ago 09:32 10/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Sydney A-League The former Dynamo Kyiv man insists he is only getting started at the Sky Blues and has hailed Graham Arnold’s impact on his overall game Sydney FC playmaker Milos Ninkovic has hailed his 2016-17 season as the best year of his career and warned rivals his heroics last campaign is only a taste of what’s to come.The former Serbian international arrived at the Allianz Stadium outfit in the winter of 2015 and went on to set the A-League alight, impressing in spades during his debut season.He played a key role in the Sky Blues’ domestic double last campaign as he went on to secure the Johnny Warren Medal in the process. With Graham Arnold’s men in contention for a total of four trophies this season, Ninkovic, who was recently unveiled as No.1 in Goal’s countdown of the 20 best A-League players, claims the club’s desire to improve on a near-perfect campaign will make them even more dangerous. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “It’s a great feeling to be named as No.1. I am very proud of my team and also myself as well but there is more to come from everyone,” he exclusively told Goal.”It is the best year in my career but this season will be better.”We will be better and I will be better and I think I have many things that I can improve. “I have worked very hard in pre-season to be able to back up my form and there are many things I think I will improve on this year.”Winning and improving are the main motivating factors for this year. We have four more trophies to win this season to add to our double and we aim to perform well in AFC Champions League.”Everything is possible if you work hard and have that belief so these are the achievements I am focusing on for this season.”Despite several departures during the off-season, the Sky Blues look stronger than ever, securing the services of Adrian Mierzejewski amongst others.And Ninkovic revealed he is honoured to feature on the same team as the Polish international, while also praising Arnold for helping his own transition to Australian football.”Most of the players are still here and we have signed some very good players as well for this season,” the former Dynamo Kyiv man said.”Adrian is a very good player and very good with the ball and he will bring more quality in the front third of the field. I’m excited to be playing with him and the rest of the squad.”As soon as I came I had a very good relationship with Arnie, he is the only coach I have worked with for more than two years in my career so we have a very good understanding. “He has helped me a lot to adapt to A-League football and will help me to get better this year.”The reigning champions return to league action at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday where they will take on Wellington Phoenix.