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Online fundraiser nets nearly $50K for erosion-control project at Delta-area park

first_imgEnvironment | Interior | State GovernmentOnline fundraiser nets nearly $50K for erosion-control project at Delta-area parkOctober 4, 2016 by Tim Ellis, KUAC-Fairbanks Share:Alaska State Parks is trying to raise money for a riverbank-stabilization project that would halt the Tanana River from washing away the bank that’s already been eroded to within 13 feet of this historic cabin at Big Delta State Historical Park. (Photo by Monica Gray/ Alaska State Parks )Donors gave nearly $50,000 to an online fundraiser last month to help pay for a project to prevent the Tanana River from washing away the bank that runs along Big Delta State Historical Park near Delta Junction.Alaska State Parks will use the donations as a match for further fundraising to pay for a bank-stabilization project riverbank to prevent further erosion.Alaska State Parks Superintendent Brooks Ludwig said Monday the online crowdfunding drive that ended late last month went well, but fell just a bit short its $50,000 goal.“We’re at about $48,200, I think, at the last count,” he said. “And actually, the donations are continuing to come in.”Ludwig says State Parks will continue to accept donations through February while the agency applies for grants and other funding to pay for work to stop the Tanana River from washing away more of the south bank that runs along the Big Delta State Historical Park.The Tanana cut deeply into the bank last summer after rains raised the level of the river to near flood-stage, and the high water undercut a bluff on which an historic cabin was located. The bluff collapsed to within 13 feet of the structure before State Parks jacked it up in August and moved it away from the river.“We’re working to see what we can do with the state funding and the private donations,” he said. “Maybe we can leverage that for some federal funding for bank stabilization and some habitat work.”Ludwig says 87 people donated to the cause, along with several private- and public-sector donors that kicked in big bucks and in-kind donations of materials such as boulders and “root wads,” or the big, gnarly bundles of tree roots that’re yanked out when land is cleared and that are useful in building aquatic habitat.“If we can find some root wads, that’d be very beneficial because it’d be really nice to incorporate that in the bank restoration to preserve the salmon habitat there,” Ludwig said in an interview Monday.He says engineers are surveying the bank now to develop a design for the project, which he says will get under way in the spring.“We’re going to get at it in April, while the water is still very low,” he said, “and get in there and harden the bank before the water starts coming back up again.”Share this story:last_img read more

WHO to weigh declaration of international emergency over Ebola outbreak

first_imgHealthWHO to weigh declaration of international emergency over Ebola outbreak Related: Helen Branswell Trending Now: “While DRC has previously confronted 8 outbreaks the proximity of the current outbreak to neighboring countries, the dispersed pattern of cases, infection of health workers and confirmation in an urban center, connection of this major urban center (Mbandaka) with other major urban centers within DRC and neighboring countries via the Congo river are a cause for concern,” said Tedros, who traveled to the DRC last weekend to assess the situation and the response. “It is also important we get the best independent expert advice on preparedness in surrounding countries,” Tedros said.The WHO’s latest update, published Thursday, revealed the agency is sending more Ebola vaccine to DRC. On Wednesday, 4,300 doses of an experimental Merck vaccine arrived in Kinshasa. The WHO said it plans to send another 3,240 doses.The agency revealed that it now believes there are at least four cases at Mbandaka, which is the capital of the province of Equateur in western DRC. Previous updates had put the count there at two. Of the four, one tested positive using a rapid and a confirmatory laboratory test; the other three are considered suspect cases.Two of the Mbandaka cases have known links to a probable case that occurred at the outbreak’s epicenter, Bikoro, in April. An earlier report said they attended the funeral of someone who has been deemed to have probably died of Ebola before the outbreak was recognized. Funerals often fuel the spread of Ebola, if local customs involve washing and touching the deceased. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Tags infectious diseasepublic healthVaccines The specter of the virus once again transmitting in an urban setting is a chilling one, hearkening to painful memories of the massive West African Ebola outbreak that began at the end of 2013. Then the WHO was slow to recognize the threat. This time, it has warned of the risk of urbanized Ebola from the start and is working hard to forestall it.“Confirmation of urban Ebola in DRC is a game changer in this outbreak — the challenge just got much much tougher,” Dr. Peter Salama, the WHO’s deputy director-general for emergency preparedness and response, said on Twitter on Thursday.Salama also provided a new case count, saying that there are already 44 confirmed, probable, and suspect cases in this outbreak and 23 of those people have died.The emergency committee will be asked if this outbreak should be deemed a public health emergency of international concern — a PHEIC (pronounced “fake”) in health law.Dr. Ashish Jha thinks the committee may not declare a PHEIC just yet. But if it holds off, it will undoubtedly say it needs to continue to meet to reassess the situation and could declare an emergency later if the outbreak escalates.“It’s still localized to a single country and a single region within that country,” said Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “Obviously, if there is evidence that the disease is spreading further — down the Congo river to other cities along the river, for instance, I could imagine them coming back and declaring a PHEIC.” As Ebola flares once again, a rapid global response invites cautious hope This story has been updated. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Regardless of whether the declaration comes Friday, establishing an emergency committee at this point sends a loud message about how concerning this outbreak is, said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.“This is not going to bring any new resources on the front lines today that they didn’t have yesterday. They’ve basically already sent in the A Team to begin trying to stop this,” Osterholm said. “But I think what it does is it lets the rest of the world know how important this is and why the support for this A Team effort is so critical. And whether it be other country donors, other organizations stepping up if additional resources are needed, this is really important.”The DRC government announced on May 8 that it had confirmed two cases of Ebola in Equateur province, which borders the Republic of the Congo. The countries are separated by the Congo River, a large waterway that serves raises the risk exponentially that cases could move from the outbreak zone to the large centers of Kinshasa (population 11.6 million) and Brazzaville (population 2 million) south of Equateur.Bikoro, where the majority of the cases have been identified, is a port town on a lake that feeds into the Congo. But there are cases in at least three locations at this point: Mbandaka, Bikoro, and a village inland from Bikoro called Ikoko Impenge, where the outbreak may have begun. The latter is only accessible by motorbike.Confirmation that the virus made its way to Mbandaka has led to a further deployment of resources. The WHO said it sent 30 people to the city to do surveillance.center_img Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson @HelenBranswell Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. By Helen Branswell May 17, 2018 Reprints The World Health Organization has convened a special committee of experts to help guide its response to the expanding Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During its first meeting on Friday, the group will be asked if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.The announcement that an emergency committee will assess the latest Ebola outbreak comes a day after the national laboratory in the DRC confirmed a case had been discovered in Mbandaka, a city of over 1 million people.Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told STAT he established the emergency committee — the first of his tenure — because of the seriousness of the threat posed by the outbreak.advertisement The director-general, who goes by his first name, said the WHO also needs guidance on how to help surrounding countries prepare for the possibility the outbreak may spill over DRC’s borders. The WHO has put DRC’s nine neighbors on high alert.advertisement About the Author Reprints Privacy Policy Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day.last_img read more

Bank of Canada raises key rate target

first_imgAndy Blatchford The economy’s impressive run prompted the Bank of Canada to raise its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday for the third time since last summer — but looking ahead it warned of growing uncertainties about NAFTA. The central bank pointed to unexpectedly solid economic numbers as key drivers behind its decision to hike the rate to 1.25%, up from 1% cent. The increase followed hikes in July and September. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media While the central bank signalled more rate increases are likely over time, it noted the unknowns surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement — and the potential negatives for Canada — were casting a widening shadow over its outlook. The bank said “some continued monetary policy accommodation will likely be needed” to keep the economy operating close to its full potential. Governing council, the bank added, would remain cautious when considering future hikes by assessing incoming data such as the economy’s sensitivity to the higher borrowing rates. The statement raised questions about how quickly the bank will raise the rate from here. Royal Bank of Canada was first among Canada’s banks to respond to the rate hike, raising its prime lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point, to 3.45%, effective Thursday. Other banks are expected to make similar moves. For Wednesday’s move, the central bank couldn’t ignore the encouraging late-2017 data, even as it acknowledged the risks about NAFTA’s renegotiation. Governor Stephen Poloz stressed during a news conference that the bank remains data dependent, although he conceded that a rate hike wasn’t a “no-brainer” this time around because of the NAFTA talks. “Of course, the big cloud over the forecast as well as our discussion is, well, NAFTA,” Poloz said. “How immediate? How big? Lots of debate around that. Given those uncertainties, of course, the possibility of not moving (the rate) this time was in the air.” In particular, Poloz noted that research has argued the trade impacts of the deal’s demise might not have such a major impact on Canada. However, he stressed that the end of NAFTA would likely take a big bite out of investment in Canada. “We can’t just relax and assume that it would be a small shock,” he said. In explaining the hike, the bank said in a statement that inflation was close to target and the economy was operating roughly at capacity. It also said consumption and residential investment had been stronger than anticipated, reflecting healthy employment growth. “Business investment has been increasing at a solid pace, and investment intentions remain positive,” the bank said. Moving forward, the bank predicted household spending and investment to gradually contribute less to economic growth, given the higher interest rates and stricter mortgage rules. It predicted Canada’s high levels of household debt would amplify the effects of higher interest rates on consumption. Exports have been weaker than anticipated, but are still expected to contribute a larger share of Canada’s growth, the bank said. It also noted that government infrastructure spending has helped lift economic activity. “Today’s rate hike was a rear-view mirror move, but the Bank of Canada hints that the view out the front window isn’t quite as sunny,” CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote in a research note to clients after the rate announcement. “We share the Bank of Canada’s view that higher rates will be needed over time. But perhaps not as fast and furious as the market was starting to think. The bank’s statement put NAFTA uncertainties right up front.” The Bank of Canada warned that lower corporate taxes in the U.S. could encourage firms to redirect some of their business investments south of the border. On the other hand, it predicted that Canada will see a small benefit from the recent U.S. tax changes thanks to increased demand. The bank also released new economic projections Wednesday in its latest monetary policy report. For 2017, it’s now predicting 3% growth, as measured by real gross domestic product, compared with its 3.1% prediction in October. The bank slightly increased its predictions for 2018, up to 2.2% from 2.1%. It expects the economy to expand by 1.6% in 2019, up from its previous call of 1.5%. The fourth quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 are each expected to see annualized growth of 2.5%. Poloz raised rates in July and September in response to a surprisingly strong economic run that began in late 2016. The hikes took back the two rate cuts he introduced in 2015 to help cushion, and stimulate, the economy from the collapse in oil prices. Up until a couple of weeks ago, many forecasters still had doubts that Poloz would raise the rate Wednesday. However, two strong reports — the December jobs data and the bank’s business outlook survey — led many experts to change their calls.last_img read more

FX traders at TD, RBC shared confidential client info, regulators allege

first_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords EnforcementCompanies Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Ontario Securities Commission James Langton BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Open law book with a wooden judges gavel on table in a courtroom or law enforcement office isolated on white background perhapzzz/123RF Related news According to the allegations published Monday by the OSC, the settlements aim to resolve charges that the banks’ FX traders improperly shared confidential client information with traders at other firms in electronic chatrooms, and that the banks didn’t have adequate compliance systems in place to prevent the activity.In both sets of allegations, the regulator says the banks’ FX traders shared client information on “a regular basis.”It reports that OSC staff identified “many hundreds of prohibited disclosures” between 2011 and 2013. The disclosures continued even after the banks took steps to ban multi-dealer chatrooms.“The disclosures included detailed information about the customer orders such as trade sizes, timing, price, or stop-loss levels,” it says.The allegations also detail weaknesses in the banks’ compliance systems, and allege that there was a lack of training and guidance for traders on the sorts of information that could be shared with traders at other firms, such as “market colour,” versus the type of specific client information that can’t be shared.“Failures of this nature put customers at risk of harm and undermine market integrity. [The banks’] failures in this regard were contrary to the public interest,” the allegations say.The OSC also notes that there’s no evidence the banks attempted to manipulate financial benchmark rates. TD Bank and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have reached settlements with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) involving allegations that the banks’ foreign exchange traders improperly shared confidential client information in online chatrooms.The OSC said Monday that it will hold hearings on Aug. 30 at its offices in Toronto to consider settlements with both TD Bank and RBC. The details of the settlements, and any penalties, will only be disclosed if the settlements are approved at those hearings. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Motorists Demand E10 Fuel

first_imgRelatedMotorists Demand E10 Fuel Advertisements RelatedMotorists Demand E10 Fuel Motorists Demand E10 Fuel UncategorizedNovember 13, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Energy, Clive Mullings, has urged petroleum marketing companies to make the necessary infrastructural changes at their service stations to meet the growing demand for the new E10 fuel.“There are long lines at the petrol stations as people are requesting E10. It’s going very well,” the Minister said as he addressed the Rotary Club of St. Andrew luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston yesterday (Nov. 11).He said the demand is putting pressure on the petrol stations offering the blend. “If anything, the other marketing companies should have got on board much more quickly, because it is creating pressure on Petcom, Multipet and Unipet because their loads are finishing quite quickly and they have to be getting other truckloads because of the pressure on their system,” he pointed out.The state-owned Petcom, in addition to Multipet and Unipet, were the three local marketers that started to offer the blend from the early stages on October 31. Currently, E10 is available at 11 Petcom stations spanning the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Thomas and Manchester. Four Unipet petrol stations in St. Andrew and St. Catherine, as well as one Multipet station in St. Catherine, are currently dispensing E10 fuel.According to Minister Mullings, while initially reluctant, because “they didn’t believe that we could deliver” more of the international marketing companies are coming on board.“I know that they are coming on board. Currently 31 stations are selling E10 and by the end of the week that number should increase to about 40 stations. That’s the briefing I got this morning and I expect it to go even more than that,” he stated.E10 fuel, a blend of 10 per cent ethanol from sugarcane and 90 per cent 87 octane gasoline, was officially launched on November 1, as part of efforts by Government to provide more environmentally friendly fuel for the transport sector.It is being introduced on a phased basis starting with service stations in eastern parishes as well as sections of central Jamaica. A number of Total Jamaica, Chevron (Texaco), Cool Petroleum, Epping, and A.D. Hobbins Limited stations are now offering the blend.The roll out will continue over the first quarter of 2009 in western parishes served by the Petrojam Montego Bay Terminal currently under construction, and by April 2009, all motorists across the island will be receiving E10 in both 87 and 90 octane fuel. RelatedMotorists Demand E10 Fuellast_img read more

Films Of Stan Brakhage Presented By CU-Boulder Friends Of The Libraries

first_imgThe CU-Boulder Friends of the Libraries will present five films and discuss the life and work of internationally known avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage in “Movshovitz ‘Illuminates’ Brakhage” on Friday, Nov. 14. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in room 1B50 of the Eaton Humanities Building on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. A reception will follow the presentation. Pay parking will be available in the Euclid Avenue Autopark. Brakhage, who died in March of this year, was a CU-Boulder professor, author and lecturer who made almost 400 films ranging in length from a few seconds to a few hours during his 50-year career. Attendees will view and discuss Brakhage’s unique and complex visual art and see five of his films: “Hymn to Her,” “Eyemyth,” “I, Dreaming,” “Co-mingled Containers” and “Occam’s Thread.” Howie Movshovitz, the presenter, is director of the StarzFilmCenter at CU-Denver. He was an instructor of film studies and journalism at CU-Boulder and an assistant professor of English and film studies at CU-Denver. Movshovitz has been a critic at Colorado Public Radio since 1974 and a contributor to National Public Radio for 16 years. He was the Denver Post film critic for nine years and won the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1998. Movshovitz earned a doctorate in English literature from CU-Boulder and has served as a critic on film festival juries. Brakhage, regarded as the world’s foremost poetic filmmaker, was on the faculty of the CU-Boulder film studies department for more than two decades and held the title of distinguished professor. Prior to coming to CU-Boulder, he taught film history and aesthetics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1969 to 1981. Brakhage was the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his contributions to the arts including an honorary doctorate from the San Francisco Art Institute, a Brandeis Citation, a Telluride Festival Medallion, a University of Colorado Medal, Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, recognition from the Library of Congress and the American Film Institute, the Denver International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Film and Video Artists and the prestigious MacDonnell Medal whose previous recipients include Robert Frost, Georgia O’Keefe and Aaron Copeland. Brakhage’s work has been sent to the Museum of Modern Art in New York for preservation. Larry Kardish of the museum says of Brakhage, “His work must be considered no less than towering.” CU-Boulder Libraries has purchased new prints of most of his 380 titles. For more information call (303) 492-7511. The event is sponsored by the Daily Camera. Published: Nov. 3, 2003 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Pathway to STEM degrees made smoother for community college students

first_img Published: Oct. 4, 2016 Colorado has nearly 150,000 community college students, and CU Boulder wants more of them on its campus — especially if they like science.A newly formed team of CU Boulder experts and community college partners is trying to smooth the way between the state’s two-year colleges and its flagship four-year university, with an eye to creating opportunities for science and engineering (STEM) students and employers.“There are Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners who started as community college students,” said CU Boulder Assistant Dean Sarah Miller, who is heading up the federally funded project. “We want more of the smart, driven students at Colorado’s community colleges to come to CU Boulder next. Imagine what they could do with the resources of a major research university. Imagine the promise and the diversity of background they’d bring with them.”The project, called Creating Academic Pathways in STEM, is among the first in the National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES initiative, which aims to diversify science and engineering in America.About 35 percent of all Colorado community college students are minorities. Many are also first-generation college students.Each year thousands of these students transfer to four-year universities, including CU Boulder. But the process can be daunting and needlessly complex, said Miller, who directs the Broadening Opportunities through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center in CU Boulder’s engineering college, and co-investigator Noah Finkelstein, the CU physicist who directs the Center for STEM Learning.Broadening Opportunities through Leadership and DiversitySimply translating community college credits to the appropriate university major can be confusing, she said. And many students who successfully transfer feel behind and overlooked, having had two fewer years to get to know professors and apply for the research and internship opportunities that can lead to jobs after graduation.Working off an initial $300,000 NSF grant, the Colorado team will have 18 months to streamline entry to CU Boulder for two-year college students and develop a series of unique programs for them. The team would then earn a shot at an additional $12.5 million for scaling the initiative statewide and beyond.Early goals involve aligning curricula across two-year and four-year departments and developing internship programs with Colorado companies and national labs specifically for community college transfers.Said Miller, “We want to lower the barriers for two-year college students with STEM promise so they can more easily pursue a four-year STEM degree and join Colorado’s thriving STEM workforce.”CU Boulder’s partners are the Community College of Denver, Red Rocks Community College, Front Range Community College, Arapahoe Community College and the Community College of Aurora.“Success is often more about supporting socio-cultural navigation rather than academic preparation for students transferring from community colleges to four-year colleges,” said Heidi Loshbaugh, dean of the Center for Math and Science at Community College of Denver. Loshbaugh, Anne-Barrie Hunter and Sean Shaheen of CU Boulder are co-investigators. The project’s full name is Creating Academic Pathways in STEM: A Model Ecosystem for Supporting 2-year Transfer.Categories:Education & OutreachNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

State of the Campus to offer insight into Flagship 2030’s progress

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:AdministrationCampus Community On Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. Chancellor DiStefano will offer his eighth State of the Campus address to faculty, staff, students and the CU Boulder community. The event will be held in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center.The Chancellor will address the evolution of the campus’ Flagship 2030 vision and strategy and how that relates to his top three priorities. He will also discuss key successes and challenges the campus faces.Members of the campus community are invited to submit questions to the moderator by emailing [email protected] open and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. The speech begins promptly at 8 a.m.For those who cannot attend in-person, you are invited to watch the Livestream of the event. It will also be posted on the campus YouTube channel on Oct. 19.center_img Published: Oct. 11, 2016 last_img read more

Wine Industry DTC Veteran Launches New Business

first_img Previous articleAfternoon Brief, Jan. 10Next articleNew Sonoma County Wine Industry Economic Research Presented at SCV Annual Meeting Press Release TAGSDTC Wine CoachSue Straight Advertisement(Healdsburg, CA) – Wine industry DTC expert Sue Straight is kicking off the New Year by launching her new full-service company, DTC Wine Coach.Ms. Straight has a track record totaling nearly thirty years of helping wineries achieve their DTC goals and building their brands on all levels. She has worked in and managed tasting rooms, started and developed profitable wine clubs and implemented other DTC programs, and built successful wholesale distribution networks, resulting in sales increases on an order- of-magnitude scale.“I love helping wineries achieve their goals by using a creative, personalized, hands-on approach – it really works,” said Ms. Straight, who has been working in the wine industry since 1982. The wineries that have benefitted from Ms. Straight’s expertise include Martin Ray Winery. J. Rickards Winery, Clos Pegase Winery, Hop Kiln Winery, Limerick Lane Cellars, Lambert Bridge Winery, White Oak Winery, Toad Hollow Winery, Windsor Vineyards and Old World Winery.Ms. Straight is also a professional wine writer and wine judge. She has been a regular contributor to well respected publications, including The San Diego Union Tribune, The Ukiah Daily Journal and Wine Country This Week and she has been judging The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (and others) for many years.Denise Gill, Director of Sales & Hospitality at Ancient Oak Cellars and long-time friend to Ms. Straight stated, “Using her vast wine knowledge and a focused palate, Sue is able to engage customers and drive sales. I believe her energy and enthusiasm would be a valuable asset to any dynamic organization.”###DTC Wine CoachPO Box 163Healdsburg, CA [email protected] Twitter Home Industry News Releases Wine Industry DTC Veteran Launches New BusinessIndustry News ReleasesWine Industry DTC Veteran Launches New BusinessBy Press Release – January 12, 2014 36 0 Share Email Pinterest ReddIt Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, July 24

first_imgHome Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, July 24Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, July 24By Press Release – July 24, 2020 394 0 TAGSAmerican AgCreditComexposiumDry Creek VineyardQuintessential WinesSommConSonoma County VintnersValo CellarsVinexpoWine Institute Facebook Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Share Pinterest Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Twittercenter_img ReddIt Linkedin Trending Story:After Reopening Rollbacks, Napa Valley Tasting Room Visitation Comes in WavesChairs sat more than six feet apart; tables were thoroughly sanitized. Staff had been trained and masked. Now all that was left to do was wait for visitors to arrive…Today’s News:Consumers Remain Cautious About On-Trade in USMore than half of consumers in the US have not returned to bars or restaurants because they dont feel safe being in close proximity to strangers in these venues, new data from Nielsen CGA has shown…Wine Institute Urges End to Wine TariffsWine Institute submitted formal comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today urging an end to all retaliatory tariffs on wine…International Wine Fraud Ring Uncovered in SpainSpain’s media are reporting that an international ring of conspirators was uncovered by Spanish authorities earlier this month. Their crimes include adultering wine and spirits…Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco Ava Boundary Modifications ProposedSmall Wineries Pivot – and Expand – with Zoom Tastings and Company Team-Building EventsNew York Wine Industry Deals with Being Lumped in with Bars, Restaurants Amid New Mandates for Food ServiceSupporting Michigan’s Wine Industry in Challenging ClimateThe Parisian Version of ‘World Wine Meetings’ Becomes WOW! MeetingsSommCon Hosts Traversing Chile and Argentina Sponsored by the Tasting Panel Magazine and the Somm JournalTwo More Wineries Planned for Waterfront VancouverEurope Economy Italy’s Winemakers Are Reeling from the Coronavirus Impact, but Hope Demand Can Bounce BackBuying a Vineyard Property in Tuscany: What Are the Options?Georgian Wine Exports to the U.S. Continue to Climb During LockdownThe World’s Most Expensive Fortified WinesIndustry Events:E-Commerce and Meeting Your Customers OnlineJuly 27, 2020 – WebinarNBBJ 20th Annual Wine Industry ConferenceJuly 29, 2020 – WebinarThe State of NOW in the Wine IndustryJuly 29, 2020 – WebinarWhere Cannabis and Wine Meet: Cannabis BeveragesJuly 30, 2020 – WebinarBeyond the Pandemic: The Importance of Elevating Your BrandAugust 5, 2020 – WebinarMore Wine Industry Events…WineIndustry.Jobs:General Manager and Director of HospitalityDANCIN Vineyards – Jacksonville, OR, USAWinemaker/PartnerHoney Bear Ranch Orso Dolce Winery – Camino, CA, USAHarvest Cellar WorkerFontanella Family Winery – Napa, CA, USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefTop Stories of the Week:Quintessential Acquires U.S. Brands from Accolade WinesOwner of California Winery with Name Similar to Gov. Newsom Pestered with Angry Calls, EmailsCOVID’s Winery Wake Up Call: It’s About Marketing, Not WinemakingWineries Scramble for Digital Marketing Tools in PandemicDry Creek Vineyard Engaging the Wine Trade VirtuallyOhio Attorney General Cries Foul on Wine.com and Other Wine RetailersNapa County Questions How Walt Ranch Vineyards Will Mitigate Greenhouse GasesFive Months In – What We Have LearnedWhy America Is Running Out of Aluminum CansAppeals Court Ignores SCOTUS Wine RulingUsing Indigenous Yeast from a Winemaker’s PerspectiveNapa County Seeks Middle Ground in Whitehall Winery/Neighbor Dispute8 Ways COVID-19 Is Changing US Wine Drinking HabitsHow Do Organics and Biodynamics Affect a Vineyard’s Carbon Footprint?Ravenswood in Limbo Advertisement Email Previous articleSommCon Hosts Traversing Chile and Argentina Sponsored by the Tasting Panel Magazine and the Somm JournalNext articleASEV Awards 50 Students with Scholarships Press Releaselast_img read more