Could Nicky Morgan be the next Conservative leader? Women and equalities minister says she is considering the top job when David Cameron steps down

first_img whatsapp Lauren Fedor Thursday 1 October 2015 1:45 pm Show Comments ▼ A woman should be in the running to become the next Conservative leader, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said, hinting that she may throw her own name into the hat for the top job.Morgan, who has risen quickly through the Tory ranks to sit on Cameron’s front bench, said in an interview published today that she’s considering running for the party’s leadership when Prime Minister David Cameron steps down. Morgan, who has a young son, told The Spectator that whether or not she stands for the top job will “depend on family”. “I’d be saying this if I was male or female,” Morgan said, “In the sense that being leader of the party is so all-consuming, putting such a pressure on family relationships.””I hope that, in the not-too-distant future, there will be another female leader of a main Westminster political party,” Morgan, who also holds the role of minister for women and equalities, added. Margaret Thatcher was the Conservatives’s first and only female leader. Labour has yet to appoint a woman to lead the party, though Harriet Harman has served as acting Labour leader twice.Cameron said earlier this year that he would not serve a third term as Prime Minister.Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne, mayor of London Boris Johnson and home secretary Theresa May are all also widely expected to have a go at the Conservative leadership when Cameron steps down.In the most recent poll of Tory members by the website Conservative Home, 33 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Osborne, followed by 18 per cent for business secretary Sajid Javid, 15 per cent for May and 13 per cent for former defence secretary Liam Fox.Johnson trailed with 12 per cent, while Morgan had the backing of just one per cent of respondents.A separate new poll from Ipsos Mori showed that while Johnson is the most-popular potential candidate among the wider electorate, Conservative voters are more likely to support Osborne.Just under a third – 32 per cent – of Tories polled told Ipsos Mori they would back Osborne, compared with 29 per cent for Johnson. A further 18 per cent said they would support May. whatsapp Could Nicky Morgan be the next Conservative leader? Women and equalities minister says she is considering the top job when David Cameron steps down Sharelast_img read more

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News / Breaking the bottleneck: Egypt’s president opens expanded Suez Canal this week

first_img “Egypt’s gift to the world!” posters proudly proclaim at the arrivals hall of Cairo International Airport.While much of the international shipping community’s attention in the past few years has been on the Panama Canal expansion and plans for a rival canal through Nicaragua, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi this week opens an expanded Suez Canal, just a year after announcing the project.The new canal will, effectively, allow convoys to pass both north and southbound simultaneously. Hitherto, the canal could only have traffic heading in one direction, limiting transits to one northbound convoy and two southbound each day. Southbound convoys would anchor at Bitter Lakes, an open expanse of water which is part of the canal, to allow a northbound convoy to cross.One of the key advantages to shipping of the new canal is that the transit time for southbound convoys will be reduced from 18 hours to 11 hours.“Eliminating that bottleneck at Bitter Lakes is very important,” Maersk Line Egypt MD Mohammad Shihab said in Cairo today. The capacity of the waterway will increase from 49 vessels per day to 97.Maersk is the canal’s largest customer, paying the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) around $523,000 per transit, with an annual bill of $729m for 1,400 transits annually. This represents around 14% of the SCA’s revenue, while the SCA itself is the Danish carrier’s single largest supplier.The expansion could also prove a considerable fillip to the Egyptian government’s plans to develop the Suez Canal Zone, a vast area adjacent to the waterway that is to be turned over industrial and logistics activity.At its heart is APM Terminals’ Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), which in its 10 years of operation has carved out a healthy business as one of the Mediterranean’s most important transhipment ports, but still has a relatively small share of Egypt’s import and export volumes, largely because of its location on the eastern side of the canal.Klaus Holm Laursen, SCCT chief executive, said today he expected President Sisi to also use the opening ceremony on Friday to formally announce the dredging of a new side-channel at Suez’s Mediterranean entrance, which will remove another bottleneck at the entrance of the canal.Currently, ships calling at SCCT have to be part of a convoy and the dredging of a new access channel will remove that need.Mr Laursen said: “The side-channel will increase the ability to do business in Port Said East Port [where SCCT is located]. If Egypt does not go ahead with this we will not be able to handle any more traffic there.”In the original concession document between APMT and the Egyptian government, the new channel was due to have been completed by 2012, but was delayed due to the political and social upheaval that befell the country in 2011.“Having this channel is a very significant part of our business case, and if this isn’t fulfilled our business case looks very different, and a lot worse, and a major part of the East Port plan won’t be able to fly,” added Mr Laursen. By Gavin van Marle in Cairo 04/08/2015last_img read more

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News / Trucks on the world cargo crime front line – hijacking still the main threat

first_img In-transit hijackings are the number-one threat to trucking operations around the world, according to a new report by insurer TT Club and supply chain intelligence provider BSI.Cargo Theft 1H 2018 reports that haulage is by far the most vulnerable freight mode and that, in global terms, hijacking is the most likely way theft would take place.In South America, hijacking represents 55% of all truck theft, while in Africa and the Middle East it accounts for 51%.And being a trucker in Brazil now appears to mean working on the frontline of the country’s terrifyingly violent drug wars.Cargo hijacking incidents were in the tens of thousands in the first half of this year alone, as organised crime gangs increasingly see cargo has a way of bolstering revenue, as well as a means of transporting drugs.“One likely factor that explains why cargo theft has risen so steeply in Brazil is the entrance of major gangs into the country’s illegal drug trade and their need to finance such ventures,” says the report.“The First Capital Gang is one such organised criminal group that BSI has identified as being tied to both cargo theft and illegal drug trafficking via cargo shipments.“A lack of sufficient police resources and response almost certainly enabled the rate of cargo theft to expand in Brazil over the last several years,” adds the report.Brazil accounted for some 90% of South America’s cargo thefts, while in North and Central America, Mexico led with the way with 68% of the region’s freight crime.Unsurprisingly, with such a violent recent history, hijacking is also the number-one criminal tactic in Mexico, with thieves using guns to stop trucks, routinely taking drivers hostage and “holding these personnel generally for a short period of time in an attempt to delay police response”.In contrast, thieves in the US and Canada tend to target “unattended cargo trucks, parked at unsecure locations, including truck stops and gas stations” and that hijacking remains rare.A similar picture was found in Europe, where unsecure truck stops are a huge concern for truck operators, particularly since strict regulations on drivers’ hours often force trucks to stop in unsecured locations.“It is much easier for thieves to target an unsecured cargo truck than it is to infiltrate and steal goods from often more-secured warehouses and other types of supply chain facility locations,” says the report.“The prevalence of soft-sided trailers in Europe also promulgates this trend and primarily explains the high frequency of the slash and grab tactic, in which thieves cut into the tarpaulin covering trailers in order to quickly remove goods.” By Gavin van Marle 09/11/2018 ©Welcomialast_img read more

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Up to $200,000 for Active Innovations

first_imgUp to $200,000 for Active Innovations Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport The Honourable Stirling HinchliffeThe Palaszczuk Government is investing up to $200,000 in innovative solutions to get inactive Queenslanders moving.Innovation and Sport Minster Stirling Hinchliffe said the $4.34 million ActiveKIT fund would support start-ups, or small to medium-sized business to develop new innovative services and products that encourage Queenslanders to increase activity levels. “We want to support sports-tech companies, businesses and local governments to help Queenslanders become physically healthy by being physically fit and active.” Mr Hinchliffe said.“The possibilities in the Active Industry are limited by only by ingenuity.“It could include a physical activity program targeting specific groups, a smartphone product or service tailoring physical activity based on recent movement, an app delivering real-time access to local eco-tourism or infrastructure such as low maintenance lawn grass.“Other ideas could involve innovative events for target groups that drive economic benefits for the Active Industry, or inventions to help clubs share resources.“If you have the idea, the Palaszczuk Government’s ActiveKIT fund could help with up to $200,000 to make it a reality or take it to the next level.”Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive Dr Robyn Littlewood said the ActiveKIT fund is an important way to improve the overall health of Queenslanders.“We know that over 420,000 Queenslanders are not getting enough physical activity each week, and more than 48,000 Queensland children are getting less than one hour of physical activity each day,” Dr Littlewood said.“Low physical activity has a direct impact on our overall health and wellbeing, including increasing our risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.“Physical activity also helps prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity, and can improve mental health, quality of life and wellbeing.” Dr Littlewood said.Mr Hinchliffe said by harnessing Knowledge, Innovation and Technology (KIT), the ActiveKIT fund could help deliver solutions that otherwise might not come to fruition.“We’re encouraging organisations with products or services that are beyond concept stage and can help the Active Industry by increasing membership, lowering costs, driving new revenue streams or reducing the burden on volunteers,” Mr Hinchliffe said.“Innovators might have a solution which can be used in the Active Industry by partnering with state sporting bodies, universities and local government.“Importantly, we’re after solutions that target specific groups who aren’t sufficiently physically active because of age, health, ability, time or socio-economic factors.”Funding is available across two Tiers:Tier 1 is up to $100,000. Tier 2 is between $100,001 and $200,000.Funding can be used in the delivery of innovative, unique and new products, salaries, services, equipment, travel and other costs related to meeting the challenge requirements.Funding cash co-contributions are required from applicants – at least 20 per cent of the funding requested for Tier 1 and 50 per cent of the funding requested for Tier 2.Online applications will be open from 22 March until 19 April 2021, with approved projects to start from 1 June 2021.For more program information, including eligibility requirements, go to //www.dtis.qld.gov.au/activkit /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Government, health, heart disease, hypertension, industry, infrastructure, innovation, mental health, Palaszczuk, physical activity, QLD, Queensland, resources, smartphone, Stirling, technology, wellbeinglast_img read more

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Minister Bibeau and Minister Carr join Prairie farmers to discuss on-farm climate action investments in Budget 2021

first_imgMinister Bibeau and Minister Carr join Prairie farmers to discuss on-farm climate action investments in Budget 2021 From: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaBudget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, joined young farmers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to discuss regenerative agricultural practices and on-farm climate action investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.Farmers are major players in Canada’s fight against climate change. The agricultural sector has the potential to scale up climate solutions, many of which are already underway across the country. Building on Canada’s climate action programs for farmers-including the $185 million Agricultural Climate Solutions program, and the $165 million Agricultural Clean Technology Program-a new investment of $200 million over two years, starting in 2021-22, will help launch immediate, on-farm climate action under the Agricultural Climate Solutions program. This will target projects accelerating emission reductions by improving nitrogen management, increasing adoption of cover cropping, and normalizing rotational grazing.These investments will help Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector meet its emissions targets and capture new opportunities in the green economy.Budget 2021 is also about creating more jobs and prosperity for Canadians in the days – and decades – to come. It is an historic investment to address the specific wounds of the COVID-19 recession, put people first, create jobs, grow the middle class, set businesses on a track for long-term growth, and ensure that Canada’s future – and the futures of Canadian farmers, their families and their communities – will be healthier, more equitable, greener, and more prosperous.Quotes“Budget 2021 presents a historic plan to get us through COVID-19 to better times, by putting people first, creating jobs and bridging businesses to a future positioned for long-term growth. We are giving farmers the support to implement the climate-smart agriculture practices that will ensure the young farmers of today can continue farming sustainably for decades to come.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food“Investing in climate-smart agricultural practices continues to help Canada’s farmers, like those in the Prairies we met today, to build on their success while protecting and preserving our natural resources. Budget 2021 will allow farmers to compete and innovate while farming their land today and into the future. Now more than ever, the spirit of resilience, ingenuity and innovation will help shape Canada’s future.”– The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the PrairiesQuick factsBudget 2021 includes $101.4 billion over three years in proposed investments as part of the Government of Canada’s growth plan that will create good jobs and support a resilient and inclusive recovery. Key measures include:Allocating $60 million over the next two years, from the Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund, to target the protection of existing wetlands and trees on farms;Returning a portion of the proceeds from the price on pollution directly to farmers in backstop jurisdictions (currently Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario), beginning in 2021-22. It is estimated farmers would receive $100 million in the first year;Ensuring the recently expanded $165.5 million Agricultural Clean Technology program will prioritize $50 million for the purchase of more efficient grain dryers for farmers across Canada;Allocating $10 million over the next two years, from the Agricultural Clean Technology program, toward powering farms with clean energy and moving off diesel;Investing $17.6 billion in a green recovery to help Canada to reach its target to conserve 25 per cent of Canada’s lands and oceans by 2025, exceed its Paris climate targets and reduce emissions by 36 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and move forward on a path to reach net-zero emission by 2050. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Canada, clean energy, climate change, Earth, first year, Government, innovation, Investment, Paris, pollution, Prairie, recession, resilience, resources, technologylast_img read more

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City of Vancouver offers limited fitness access at community centers with new Fit Pass

first_imgCity of Vancouver offers limited fitness access at community centers with new Fit PassPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, September 15, 2020in: Community News, Healthshare 0 A FIT Pass allows participants to reserve time slots to exercise at Firstenburg or Marshall community centersVANCOUVER – Vancouver Parks and Recreation is now offering limited access to designated fitness areas at the Firstenburg Community Center (700 N.E. 136th Ave.) and Marshall Community Center (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.) with the new 30-day FIT Pass.The fitness center at the Firstenburg Center is one of the facilities area residents can access if they purchase a Fit Pass. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Parks and RecreationThe fitness center at the Firstenburg Center is one of the facilities area residents can access if they purchase a Fit Pass. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Parks and RecreationA FIT Pass allows participants to reserve time slots to exercise at Firstenburg or Marshall community centers. Available fitness areas vary by location. Each fitness area has been arranged to provide space for physical distancing during workouts. Face coverings are required unless you are using cardio equipment with exertion or when you are swimming in Marshall Pool. The reservation system ensures both facilities remain in compliance with Washington’s Safe Start capacity guidelines for gyms and fitness centers.The FIT Pass may only be used at the community center selected at purchase, so customers should carefully review each location’s available fitness areas before starting a reservation. The FIT Pass is added to your cart the first time you reserve a time slot, so you can start scheduling workouts immediately.FIT Pass Areas Available at Firstenburg Center:• Fitness center• Weight room• Basketball• PickleballFIT Pass Areas Available at Marshall Center:• Fitness center• PoolCost for a FIT Pass is $29 for Vancouver residents and $33 for non-residents. Passholders must be 13 years or older. The FIT Pass is valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. No long term commitment is needed; you can choose to purchase a pass at any time for the same price, for as long as this pass is available.Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/FITpass to learn more and start a reservation.Vancouver Parks and Recreation is following current guidelines to keep facilities safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19. To provide space for physical distancing, services are limited at this time. More services will be made available as Clark County moves through the phases of Washington’s reopening plan. For more information about the steps being taken to protect passholders and staff, read the Community Center COVID-19 Protocols.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : ilani named best casino, looks ahead to its future Next : Registered voters in Clark County do not need to request mail-in ballotsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Top Rhône Producer Delas Frères Opens New Winery in Tain-l’Hermitage

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Top Rhône Producer Delas Frères Opens New Winery in Tain-l’HermitageIndustry News ReleasesTop Rhône Producer Delas Frères Opens New Winery in Tain-l’HermitageBy Press Release – December 20, 2019 264 0 Email Share Twitter Advertisement€18 million were invested in turning the property into a state-of-the-art wine-tourism and wine production facility.Tain-l’Hermitage, France, December 20, 2019 — Delas Frères, one of the northern Rhône Valley’s best producers, is excited to usher in a new chapter in its long history and announce the opening of its new premises in Tain-l’Hermitage. The project has included new facilities and tools essential to the company’s future growth and a new showcase site in which the Delas team will be delighted to relate the history of the company to visitors.© S. ChapuisFounded in Tournon-sur-Rhône in 1835, Maison Delas Frères has constantly gone to great efforts to execute a strategy committed to quality and respect for the terroir. Delas Frères has been associated with the Deutz Champagne House since 1977 when it was purchased by the latter. It was given new momentum in 1993, when the Rouzaud family of Maison Louis Roederer, already the owner of several wine estates, acquired the two wine companies and entrusted their management to Fabrice Rosset, CEO since 1996. Under his management, and with the intention of taking the domaine to the next level of excellence, the company embarked on a long-term development program.Over the last twenty years, nearly 30 million euros have been invested: harvest-handling facilities, vat room, high-tech equipment and new ageing cellars in Saint-Jean-de-Muzols, rebuilding of the drystone support walls on the Hermitage hills, replacement of 7,000 vines, consolidation of the vineyards with the purchase of several plots. In 2006, the acquisition of nearly 20 hectares in the Crozes Hermitage appellation took the total vineyard surface area now worked by Delas Frères to around 30 hectares.Delas Frères has been historically located in Saint-Jean-de-Muzols, but in 2015, its 180th anniversary year, it acquired a property tucked away in the center of Tain-L’Hermitage. This would be the start of the next phase in the process of elevating the brand.“Delas Frères needed a high-performing production tool that matched its ambitions and would allow it to deliver the purest expression of its prestigious northern terroirs,” said Fabrice Rosset at the time…. “and, at the same time, be consistent with the elegant efficiency of Deutz and the constellation of magnificent estates under the same umbrella” (Château Pichon Comtesse, Adriano Ramos Pinto, Domaimes Ott, Louis Roederer, Merry Edwards, Roederer Estate, etc.).© S. ChapuisThe new property, located at the foot of the l’Hermitage hill, now includes an architectural gem that lives up to the outstanding setting. The design and restoration of the facilities were entrusted to architect Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, a graduate of Harvard and the Yale School of Architecture, with a brief to respect the character of the original property and to set off the “terroirs of excellence.” In the prestigious Architecture MasterPrize competition this past October, the new winery was awarded Honorable Mention in Architectural Design and its architects won the Small Firm of the Year Award in Sustainable Architecture.The spectacular building housing the new winery and cellars, which adjoins the former family residence and the new reception cellars, is impressive for its purity, precision and modernity. Only noble material – stone, glass and steel – has been used in its construction. The wall sculpture, created from 274 blocks of stone, seems to be almost alive with a rhythmic and harmonious undulation that appears to take the shape and mimic the Hermitage hills. In a 6,000 square-meter walled property, the venerable “Maison Delas Frères” now boasts a tailor-made, state of-the-art production facility.In September 2019, the grapes from the northern crus were brought in to this new red wine winery in Tain-l’Hermitage for an emotional first harvest. The white wines and blends from the southern crus were taken to the Delas Frères site in Saint-Jean-de-Muzols which is still in operation.The reception cellars, sheltered by noble stones that parallel the design around the winemaking operations, come at the end of the tour. This space is entirely dedicated to wine tastings and a retail area. It offers wine novices and wine lovers a chance to try, as well as purchase, the Delas Frères range of wines representing the finest Rhône Valley terroirs.The Reception House, which was the former family residence, perfectly illustrates the contemporary nature of the project sought by Delas Frères with an interior design courtesy of renowned designer Julia Rouzaud. Its reception facilities include two lounges and a dining room. Eleven bedrooms for the use of Delas’ guests (partners, customers, VIPs, etc.) complete this space in which the Delas Frères team will be delighted to relate the history of the company.© S. ChapuisFabrice Rosset states, “We are delighted to have been able to make the most of this unique property, now practically an icon thanks to its history and its rebirth within the world of fine Rhône Valley wine. This will be the facility where we will be able to receive devotees of the brand and Rhône Valley wine enthusiasts, in style.”The new winery and reception cellars are located at 40, Rue Jules Nadi, Tain-l’Hermitage, and is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 12:00pm and from 1:30pm to 6:30pm.About Delas FrèresDelas Frères is a winery of tradition and renewal. Founded in 1835 in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône, the winery has thrived with the dynamism of its original founders and their heirs and more recently, the renewed energy of the Lallier-Deutz family, owners of Champagne Deutz. Delas Frères and Champagne Deutz were acquired by Maison Louis Roederer in 1993. André Lallier retired from daily winery duties in 1996, and Fabrice Rosset, a 20-year executive with Roederer, today leads both Delas and Deutz. Delas wines are crafted by a panel of experts headed by winemaker Jacques Grange. Together, the team makes wines that have been heralded for their intensity of flavor and excellent value. The wines are imported exclusively into the U.S. by Maisons Marques & Domaines (MMD USA).Advertisement Facebook Pinterest TAGSDelas Frères Previous articlePortland Cider Co.’s Sorta Sweet Claims Two Double Golds to End 2019Next articleGuala Closures Received Two New Awards: The Spiripack Bronze Award and the Worldstar Award Press Release ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

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Wines You’ll Want to Drink After Passover, Too Carmel Winery Presents…

first_imgFacebook Email TAGSCarmel Winery AdvertisementFEB 18, 2021, Zichron Yaacov, Israel – No matter where you are for Passover or who you’re celebrating with, you’ll want to really enjoy the 4 cups of wine at the Seder table commemorating the Israelites’ exodus to freedom – especially in 2021!And what better wines to celebrate with then with Carmel, Israel’s iconic brand that stands among the world’s most esteemed producers of outstanding kosher wine. As one of the largest wineries in Israel, it represents an elite portfolio of vineyards throughout the country’s most prized growing regions.These wines are produced from sun-kissed grapes grown in the land of Israel, where the terroir and microclimate paired with expert winemaking techniques and technology produce award-winning wines. From dry and crisp, or oaky and fruity, among many varietals – all have the perfect finish to compliment the Seder meal.“You can’t go wrong if you begin where it all began,” suggests Gabe Geller, PR Director, Royal Wine Corp., the largest importer of kosher wines and spirits. “Carmel was one of the first wineries in Israel. They bring almost 140 years of know-how to the table, and their wines are consistently acclaimed for high quality and top value.”A variety of excellent Carmel wines has been released in the U.S. just in time for Passover 2021. According to Yiftah Perets Carmel’s chief winemaker, “Americans can expect some very exceptional values from Carmel. Some of our Cabernets, for instance, are not only superb choices for Passover and year-round, but they’re extremely affordable. These are some of the best wines for the holidays and most popular in Israel.”A great value to watch for is the Selected Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. It’s the best- selling series in Israel. This dry red wine from the hills of Shomrom possesses a fruity, refreshing character. It features aromas of red and black plums and coffee. SRP $9.99One of Perets’s top recommendations comes from Carmel’s Private Collection, which only recently debuted in the United States market. The Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 was crafted from grapes from the famed Galilee region and aged for eight months in oak barrels. It is rich, fruity, and full-bodied with aromas of dark fruit, plums, and oak. This wine has been named best value winner year after year in Israel. SRP $14.99Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 was produced from grapes grown in the Upper Galilee and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. This wine series is from among the best grape growing regions in Israel. The region produces wines of a distinct flavor and character. This dry red is a full-bodied wine with a long finish and distinctive aromas of blueberries, cassis, and eucalyptus. SRP $24.99Tasting Notes Carmel WinesCARMEL WINERYFounded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild – owner of the famous Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Bordeaux – Carmel Winery works with 108 families of wine growers to nurture some 3,500 acres of top vineyards in Israel, from the Galilee and the Golan Heights in the North to the Negev in the South. These vineyards include some of the finest individual vineyard sites in the country. Carmel uses state-of-the-art technology to produce an array of wines that range in style as well as in price point, from entry-level wines to premium bottlings. With 139 years of knowledge, experience, and uncompromising quality, Carmel’s wines earn well-respected scores and prestigious awards from the international wine community.All of Carmel’s wines are certified OU Kosher and OU-P. For more information, please visit http://carmelwines.co.il/en/about/.Advertisement Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Wines You’ll Want to Drink After Passover, Too Carmel Winery Presents 3…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessWines You’ll Want to Drink After Passover, Too Carmel Winery Presents 3 Delicious Values Straight from Israel’s Most Prized Growing RegionsBy Press Release – February 18, 2021 290 0 Share Previous articleEhlers Estate Launches Winemaker Laura Diaz Muñoz’ Inaugural 2018 VintageNext articleAdelsheim Vineyard Honors 50th Anniversary by Paying Homage to the Pioneering Spirit of Oregon’s North Willamette Valley Founders Press Release Pinterestlast_img read more

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Health Minister Urges Consumers to Read Food Labels

first_imgHealth Minister Urges Consumers to Read Food Labels Health & WellnessJanuary 29, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedAccess to Quality Health Care Advanced in 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedNew Health Centre Opens in James Hill, Clarendon RelatedEmergency Security Talks at KPH Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (left), greets Chief Executive Officer, Island Grill, Thaila Lyn (right), on his arrival at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston yesterday (Jan. 28) for the press launch of HEART Month 2014 activities. Sharing the moment is Executive Director, Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Deborah Chen.center_img Advertisements Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is encouraging Jamaicans to read the nutritional content of food labels, in order to make healthier choices, and eliminate the risk of diet-related illnesses.He argued that once persons are able to identify the specific calorific value of the food they consume “this will make a significant impact in their lives”.The Minister was addressing Tuesday’s (Jan. 28) press launch of HEART Month 2014 activities at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.He said that discussions last year, regarding a proposed cess on the fast food industry, were aimed at raising awareness about healthy eating.“I know there were some persons panicking but it is not about a cess, it is really about getting us to begin to accept labelling…to get persons to be able to make good choices,” he said, while commending Island Grill as one restaurant that has eliminated the use of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) in their food preparation.He said that as part of a healthy lifestyle it is important for persons to know their “numbers.”“Jamaicans need to know what a normal blood pressure reading is, and what their reading is. The same goes for cholesterol, which can lead to clogged arteries and a multitude of problems. Let us not forget blood sugar and waist measurement,” he stated.Dr. Ferguson, in his address, reiterated the Government’s commitment to reducing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25 per cent by 2025, stating that “we intend to do everything in our power to meet that target.”He noted that while billions of dollars have been spent over the years in putting in health infrastructure and providing treatment, more focus needs to be placed on the preventative side and dealing with the risk factors associated with NCDs.“While we are fixing structures and establishing centres of excellence in primary care, we must deal with the risk factors and diet, excessive use of alcohol, physical inactivity, and the worse of them all, tobacco use,” he argued.Statistics from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey of 2007/08 indicated that 25 per cent of Jamaicans had hypertension and almost half of that number, or some 25,000 persons, had a stroke.Approximately 12,000 persons suffered a heart attack; 65 per cent of women and 38 per cent of men were overweight, while 86 per cent of persons with high cholesterol were unaware of their disease status.HEART Month, a project of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, will be observed throughout February under the theme: ‘Know Your Numbers’. Activities to mark the month include a medical symposium, three outside broadcasts, and visits to 22 health centres islandwide.The Heart Foundation was established in 1971 by the Lion’s Club of Kingston in an effort to minimize the incidence of death from heart disease in Jamaica.The institution offers heart screening in-house, and through its mobile programme at health centres, supermarkets, health fairs and corporate offices.In 2012 alone, over 88,000 Jamaicans from all walks of life used the services of the Foundation. Health Minister Urges Consumers to Read Food LabelsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsJamaicans urged to read the nutritional content of food labels, in order to make healthier choices, and eliminate the risk of diet-related illnesses.Discussions last year, regarding a proposed cess on the fast food industry, were aimed at raising awareness about healthy eating.Twenty-five per cent of Jamaicans had hypertension and almost half of that number, or some 25,000 persons, had a stroke.last_img read more

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Future Olympic venues provide welcome stability

first_imgIt’s not as though it was any big surprise. This plan had been in the making for some time, but following the stress and strain caused by golf’s return to the Olympics last year there is something to be said for turnkey venues. Although the Olympic Golf Course has emerged as a rare beacon of hope from last year’s Rio Games, for those who endured years of delays and constructions concerns it was not an ideal situation. The anxiety caused by having to start from scratch in Rio for golf’s return to the Games was just part of bigger-picture concerns that led to many of the game’s top players passing on a trip to the ’16 Olympics, but on Wednesday the executive board of the International Olympic Committee made sure that’s not an issue for the foreseeable future. The executive board officially announced that Paris will host the 2024 Summer Games and Los Angeles will get the ’28 Olympics. Both cities originally bid on the ’24 Games, but were considered such leading candidates they agreed to alter hosting duties in ’24 and ’28. It was a win-win for the IOC and for golf. While golf needs to officially be approved past the 2020 Games, which should happen this week, the venue for the ’24 Games would be Le Golf National, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup and a regular stop on the European Tour, and Riviera Country Club, the annual site of the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open since 1929, in 2028. There will be no scrambling to create something from nothing, like Rio architect Gil Hanse and Co. did in Rio. No worries over whether the game’s best will find a suitable test or how the competition will show to the world – just fine-tuning.  It’s a comfort that Antony Scanlon, the executive director of the International Golf Federation, couldn’t hide during a recent interview. “A good test event next year,” joked Scanlon, referring to Le Golf National and the ’17 Ryder Cup. “Every year after that with the French Open we will try to improve on it.” If golf is approved for the ’24 Games and beyond, which officials are confident will happen, Riviera is considered one of the game’s best courses and annually draws one of the Tour’s best fields. This may seem like a small portion of the Olympic puzzle for Scanlon, but given how trying the ’16 and ’20 Games have been logistically it’s a genuine reason for organizers to celebrate. Although the Rio course was completed on time for last year’s Olympics, and by all accounts proved to be a successful venue despite countless construction delays, protests and legal wrangling, it was a distraction that golf would have gladly done without. Even the 2020 venue in Tokyo hasn’t exactly been a home run. Following weeks of criticism for not allowing females members, Kasumigaseki Country Club, the venue for the ’20 Games, voted in March to reverse its policy and allow women to join the club. This change of heart came after the IOC made it clear it would have no trouble finding another venue if the policy remained in place. The Paris and Los Angeles venues will have no such issues. Both are established clubs with close ties to the game’s leading organizations, like the PGA and European tours. The courses also have a proven track record, with Riviera regularly voted as one of the Tour’s best venues by players and Le Golf National among the Continent’s most popular stops. While Rio was a unique success story, for vastly different reasons, consider the game’s best going head-to-head on a course in Versailles just minutes outside of Paris’ city center, or at Riviera, which is wedged between San Vicente Road and Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood (In a related note to 2028 athletes: traffic could be an issue). It’s always the play on the field that makes a competition special, but having fields with established reputations and proven logistics can only enhance an event that exceeded many expectations in ’16. For all the issues faced by organizers last year in Rio, there were advantages to golf returning to the Games in South America, the primary benefit being able to introduce a country with very little golf history to the game on such an important stage. But all things considered, Scanlon will gladly embrace a little less uncertainty for future competitions.last_img read more

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