Afternoon Brief, August 24

first_imgPinterest Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Trending Story:Year After Quake, Napa’s Wine Industry HealthyIn the immediate aftermath of last August’s earthquake in Napa, photographs quickly circulated of shattered wine racks, toppled barrels and what looked like an endless river of spilled red wine…Today’s News:Sonoma State Students and Local Winemakers Find Fertile Ground in Marketing ProjectThe School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University announced that a group of students in the Brand Marketing course of the Executive Wine MBA program were invited to present their final project findings to tasting room managers at Duckhorn Vineyards, a Napa Valley wine producer…New Study Gives Clear Picture of Walla Walla Valley VineyardsThe Walla Walla Valleys reputation for great red wines is no accident. A study released today shows that of the valleys 2,836 acres of wine grapes, 95 percent are red varieties…California Wine, By the NumbersCalifornia’s year in wine, by any measure, was impressive. Despite the challenges of yet another drought year, which led to one of the earliest bud-breaks and earliest harvests (already well under way) in recent memory, the industry is robust and expanding, and global demand for this vinous product shows no signs of abating…Details Announced for Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 EventTough Decisions Needed for Napa Valley to Thrive in 2025: ExpertsWine Grapes Draw Next Generation of Arizona FarmersA Good Year for French Wine Despite Drop in ProductionPennsylvania Wineries See Opportunities in State Liquor PrivatizationCalifornia Winemakers Rushing to Vineyards Early as Drought Tightens Harvest WindowSmoke from Washington Fires Blanket Willamette ValleyKing County’s Wine-Country Crackdown Targets Tasting RoomsPete McMartin: Small B.C. Wineries Fear Being CrushedTreasury Wine CEO Annoyed with Rosemount and its Laggard WaysItaly’s Secret ‘Slave’ Labourers: Unskilled Fruit Pickers Working for a Pittance to Supply Tourists With Wine – Sometimes with Fatal ConsequencesWIN Jobs:Tasting Room / Guest Relations (PT)Boisset Collection (Saint Helena, CA, United States)Bottling Line WorkerRack & Riddle Custom Wine Services (Healdsburg, CA, United States)Operations ManagerMonvera Glass Decor (Richmond, CA, United States)More Wine Industry Jobs…Blogs:Sell More Wine by Joining Amazon’s MarketplaceSocial Media is Evolving at Dizzying Speed – Can the Wine Industry Catch Up?The Changing Image of Californian WinesDespite the Coolness Factor, Winemakers’ Passion, All the Hype, ‘New California Wine’ DisappointsClose to Home: Keeping the Grape Debate in PerspectiveConvert Tasting Room Visitors into Online BuyersThe Allocation Conundrum: More Buyers Asking for Less WineThe Value of China; Is Australia winning in China?The Connection Between Heavy Drugs and Alcohol WholesalersThe Struggle of Small WineriesThe 6th Annual #Cabernetday 2015Business Personality‘Super’ Appellations: A View from MinnesotaWhy People Like to Bash the Wine Bloggers ConferenceThe “Big & Hot” Guide to Best-Selling U.S. Wine Brands Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, August 24Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, August 24By Editor – August 24, 2015 12 0 Previous articleDrinkSpace Announces New Partnership with McMinnville’s Elizabeth Chambers CellarNext articleExperience California Wine Month this September Editorcenter_img Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Advertisement Share Email TAGS#cabernetdayAmazonArizonaAustraliaBoisset CollectionCaliforniaChinafeaturedItalyKing CountyMinnesotaMonvera Glass DecorNapaNapa ValleyPennsylvaniaRack & RiddleseismarackSonoma State UniversityWalla Walla ValleyWalla Walla Valley VineyardsWashingtonWine & Spirits Magazine Facebooklast_img read more

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Another State of Emergency is Declared in Jamaica’s Capital As Crime Level “Greatly Endangers Public Safety”

first_img Tweet Share 143 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!                                        Boundaries of State of Emergency in Jamaica LifestyleNewsRegional Another State of Emergency is Declared in Jamaica’s Capital As Crime Level “Greatly Endangers Public Safety” by: – January 30, 2020 (Caribbean360) Another part of Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, is now under a state of emergency (SOE), with the island’s police chief saying the level of crime there is “at a scale and nature that greatly endangers public safety”.The SOE took effect in the Eastern Kingston Police Division on Sunday.Prime Minister Andrew Holness said security personnel from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were deployed to carry out the enhanced security operation.Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson said the area has been experiencing a high incidence of violent crimes from the latter part of 2019 and since the start of this year.“Eastern Kingston has persistently been one of the country’s crime hot spots with several gangs engaged in deadly inter and intra-gang conflicts or other criminal enterprise. Today, there are currently 32 criminal gangs with over 16 now actively engaged in various violent conflicts in the Division. There are 33 wanted persons and another 34 violence influencers within the Division,” he said.He said that murders in the division increased by 16 per cent in 2019, when compared to the previous year, while shootings increased by 49 per cent. Of those incidents, 67 per cent were related to gang activities.“In 2019, we recovered 36 firearms along with 622 rounds of ammunition in East Kingston alone. Already, since the start of 2020, the Eastern Kingston Division has recorded 11 murders when compared with the three (murders) during the corresponding period last year,” Commissioner Anderson said.Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang noted that the areas extending from Upper Mountain View to Rockfort along the coastline “continue to have a serious increase in…homicides”. And he said the Government was therefore obligated to take strong steps to protect the lives of the law-abiding citizens.“The security forces will take all steps required to apprehend, prosecute, and disrupt the gangs that exist in these areas,” he said.Meantime, Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Rocky Meade reminded that the SOE will give the security forces temporary additional powers of search, arrest and detention and limited suspension of individual rights.“We believe that this is necessary in order to give the security forces the necessary space to carry out the operational tasks that will be required to help bring a sense of normalcy to the communities affected,” he said.He assured citizens that both the JDF and JCF have been properly trained and oriented to give due regard to basic human rights and citizen rights of all the persons within the communities.last_img read more

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LSU ready for ‘traditional power’ in Notre Dame

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. – LSU head coach Les Miles was handed a Tigers-themed guitar during Monday’s final news conference for the Music City Bowl. The instrument seemed to be foreign to Miles before a bowl official strummed it for him.The LSU fans that have flooded Broadway hope their team strikes a better tune against the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday at LP Field when the 23rd-ranked Tigers aim to complete an often-frustrating season with a ninth victory.“If I had to pick the most important games to win in a year, it would be the first one and the last one,” Miles said.Despite the rocky road, the Tigers appear to have plenty of support. You can point to the opponent as a reason why LSU will represent a solid portion of the 60,000 tickets sold as of Monday.Miles believes Notre Dame has also grabbed the attention of his players.“At the end of the season, we wanted a traditional football power to play and a great venue. The Franklin American Music City Bowl is that,” he said.Notre Dame (7-5) stole the show Monday with the announcement of Malik Zaire as the starting quarterback against LSU. Tuesday will mark the first start of the redshirt freshman’s career.Zaire gets the nod over junior Everett Golson, the starter for the Fighting Irish during their run to the national title game to cap the 2012 season.“We’ll obviously play both quarterbacks,” Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said. “Tomorrow is about 2014, it’s not about 2015. Our focus is on winning (Tuesday’s) football game. We think playing both of them gives us the best chance to do that.“We’ll figure out 2015 in January.”Golson, a lefty, relieved Golson in the regular-season against USC. He was 9-for-20 passing for 170 yards. He added rushing touchdown.No matter the rotation, Miles said he expects to see “the best” of Notre Dame’s offense.Notre Dame ranked 39th in the nation by scoring 33 points per game.LSU’s is No. 8 in the country in total defense and No. 3 in scoring defense (16.4 points allowed per game).Notre Dame jumped to a 6-0 start this year before losing five of its final six games.Kelly said the feel and the flow of the game will determine how much both quarterbacks play.“This is not scripted,” he said. “We wanted to challenge Malik and put him in this kind of environment. We’ll learn a lot about him.”While the 2014 records are similar, the Tigers and Irish appear to have different track records in recent postseason games.LSU is 6-3 in bowl games under Les Miles while Notre Dame has won three of its past 14 bowls. However, the Irish have won three of their past five postseason affairs.Miles has lost just two non-conference games in 47 tries with the Tigers. Both losses came in bowl games (2010 vs. Penn State, Capital One Bowl; 2012 vs. Clemson, Peach Bowl).LSU was no stranger to issues at the quarterback position this season. Sophomore Anthony Jennings started all but one game – true freshman Brandon Harris started at Auburn. The Tigers ranked 116th in the country with 163.9 passing yards per game and 74th with 27.6 points per game.Kelly was quick to praise the Tigers’ running game. LSU racked up more than 219 rushing yards per game to rank 29th in the country.True freshman Leonard Fournette garnered plenty of attention in Monday’s preview talk with the coaches.“He’s a true freshman that’s physically gifted,” Miles said. “He has great speed — he won the 100 meters in his state track meet. He continues to mature. He’s a team player. It’s not about me. He should get a number of touches in this game.”Twitter: @RoyLangIIIlast_img read more

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James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis respond to Eliza Dushku’s claim of being sexually assaulted during filming of “True Lies”

first_imgEliza Dushku at the 1994 world premiere of “True Lies”/Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Director James Cameron and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are responding after actress Eliza Dushku alleged in a Facebook post over the weekend that she was molested by a stunt coordinator on the set of Cameron’s True Lies in 1994 when she was 12.In the post on Saturday, Dushku charged that stunt coordinator Joel Kramer worked to gain her trust before luring her to a hotel room where he “disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section” and “laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me.” Dushku writes, “When he was ‘finished’, he suggested, ‘I think we should be careful…,’ [about telling anyone] he meant. I was 12, he was 36.” Dushku said in her post that at the time she told her on-set legal guardian, her parents and a friend about the incident.Kramer denied the account in an interview with Variety on Saturday saying the allegations were “absolutely not true,” adding that he “never molested her” and was “never nude in front of her.”Dushku’s legal guardian on the set, Susan Booth-Forbes, told Deadline in a statement, “Eliza Dushku is telling the truth.”  Booth-Forbes alleges that she “reported Joel Kramer’s inappropriate sexual behavior towards 12-year-old Eliza to a person in authority. I was met with blank stares and had the sense that I wasn’t telling that person anything they didn’t already know.”At a Television Critics Association event on Saturday, Cameron told reporters, “Obviously, Eliza is very brave for speaking up,” reports TV Guide. Cameron said he was unaware of any allegation of such behavior on the set. In an op-ed published by the Huffington Post on Sunday, True Lies co-star Jamie Lee Curtis said Dushku, “shared that story with me privately a few years ago. I was shocked and saddened then and still am today.”Writes Curtis, “All of us must take some responsibility that the loose and relaxed camaraderie that we share with our young performers has carried with it a misguided assumption that they are adults in an adult world, capable of making adult choices.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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