Stevie Nicks Made History on Friday. Let Us Celebrate Her Glory

first_imgMusicStevie Nicks Made History on Friday. Let Us Celebrate Her GloryTen reasons the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is the bestBy Merle Ginsberg – March 29, 20194486ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItShe may be Rhiannon, a wood nymph, a sprite, and every other version of those iconic ethereal feminine icons you can think of—but bottom line: Stevie Nicks is a badass. A witchy woman who loves fantasy and fairytales, but also a seriously strong feminist who’s outspoken, fearless, unique—and who’s survived more breakups and breakdowns than she owns shawls.Stephanie Lynn Nicks is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for the second time on Friday, and it’s history-making—no other female rocker shared the honor. Nicks was inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998; this time for her equally amazing solo career. The 2019 Roll & Roll Hall of Fame inductions will be shown on HBO starting April 27. But in the meantime, here’s a look at ten ways she’s proved she’s a forever-member of the incredible women hall of fame.1. She survived addictions to cocaine, booze, cigarettes, and alcohol after several trips to rehab—plus a bout of Epstein-Barr related to leaking silicon breast implants—and is now sober and still touring at almost age 71.2. Some of her greatest hits—Landslide, Stand Back—were written about ex-lover and bandmate Lindsay Buckingham, and others were about her affair with bandmate Mick Fleetwood, who was married at the time. She’s been performing them on stage along with her exes for years and years. No shame in the game.https://www.instagram.com/p/BvSgct_jFim/3. She’s also been up front about her other affairs with with fellow rock stars, including Eagles members Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and solo artist J.D. Souther, plus a relationship with producer Jimmy Iovine, who she worked with.4. When she read Lindsay Lohan wanted to play her in a biopic, she said, “Over my dead body. She needs to stop doing drugs and get a grip.”5. She created her own inimitable look based on her love of Dickens, gypsies, fairytales, and all things Victorian. Now any woman who dons a top hat, fingerless gloves, shawls, leather and lace, lace-up boots or thick bangs—all together or one at a time—is considered to be biting her style. “Designers have been ripping me off for years,” she told Billboard a few years ago. “They think I don’t see it, but I do.”https://www.instagram.com/p/Buw3lUTjjtR/6. She loves Night of 1,0000 Stevies, the annual New York drag ball and revue, and keeps threatening to show up. One year, she sent a video to the fans saying how much she loved the techno versions of Sara and Edge of Seventeen.7. When touring in the early days of Fleetwood Mac, she demanded her hotel rooms be painted pink and outfitted with white baby grand pianos. If her requests weren’t met, she’d check out immediately.8. She gave up living in her 30-plus room Los Angeles mansion to reside in one giant room overlooking the ocean in Malibu, because she can’t write without looking at the ocean.9. She went her own way: She got married once (but very briefly), never had kids, and has no regrets. In a 1979 interview, she said: “I came here for a reason. I didn’t come here to be a mother. I didn’t come here to be a nun. And I did not come here to be a cleaning lady. I came here to be a poet.”And in 2002, she told Rolling Stone: “I made a choice to not be married and not have children, because I wanted to be a big-time rock & roll star. And people can get mad at me for saying this, but I did not feel that I could do both. I would have been, I think, a great mom, and I would not have put my career first once I had a baby. […] Even in my really bad, drugged-out days, I didn’t go away. I still toured, still did interviews. I never gave up the fight. That’s why I’m who I am today, because I didn’t leave. And I think I made the right choice.”10. She’s always remained true to her style, her voice, her vision, and has never shied away from being her authentic self. “Everyone else changes. I don’t change,” she told the Guardian in 1998. Still true today and that’s why her fans love her so much.RELATED: For Sharon Van Etten, It’s Time for Los AngelesStay up to date with everything you need to know about L.A. by following us on Facebook and Instagram. TAGSFleetwood MacRock & Roll Hall of FameStevie NicksPrevious articleAlta Journal’s “Fake Boobs” Tweet About L.A. Was Way Off-BaseNext articleThe Best Things to Do in L.A. in AprilGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThinking of Buying or Minting an NFT? Here’s What You Need to KnowHow Mo Ostin Turned a Faltering Record Label into the Powerhouse of RockFleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ Has Been Heard 230 Million Times in Two Weekslast_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Alkermes depression drug now looks promising, but will FDA bite?

first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman Oct. 21, 2016 Reprints Gilead Sciences reported that an experimental drug showed promise in reducing liver scarring known as fibrosis in a midstage trial, TheStreet reports. The plan is to advance the drug, called GS-4997, into Phase 3 trials against the fatty liver disease known as NASH. But the drug failed to achieve the main goal of midstage trials for pulmonary arterial hypertension or diabetic kidney disease based on preliminary data analysisMerck reported that its Keytruda immunotherapy helped previously treated patients with advanced bladder cancer live longer in a late-stage study, prompting an independent monitoring panel to recommend stopping the trial early, Reuters tells us. The drug, along with rival Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo, is already approved to treat a common form of lung cancer.advertisement [email protected] @Pharmalot Ed Silverman PharmalotPharmalot, Pharmalittle: Alkermes depression drug now looks promising, but will FDA bite? center_img Alex Hogan/STAT Roche’s bid to follow its blockbuster Avastin cancer drug with a newer and better med suffered a setback after an experimental treatment failed in a study against metastatic colorectal cancer, Reuters writes. Roche hoped the drug, called vanucizumab, would win regulatory approval as a stand-alone follow-up for Avastin, after its US patent protection expires in 2019, and biosimilar versions become available.The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence switched gears and endorsed Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo for adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma after prior therapy, PharmaTimes says.Merck KGgA has merged its pharmaceuticals and consumer health care businesses as part of a major makeover of operations to India, according to The Economic Times.China Resources Pharmaceutical Group, the nation’s second-largest drug maker, raised $1.8 billion after pricing an intial public offering, below the midpoint of a marketed range, Bloomberg News writes. About the Author Reprints And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, as you know, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is somewhat ambitious. We plan to take Mrs. Pharmalot pear picking — yes, pears — and take a few naps when not catching up on our reader. And what about you? You could go door-to-door canvassing for one of the presidential candidates, which could get interesting. Find a quiet spot to enjoy the great outdoors. Or simply plan the rest of your life. Well, whatever you do, have a grand, old time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …The third time is the charm for Alkermes after a late-stage clinical trial found its experimental antidepressant demonstrated positive results, Reuters tells us. The drug, known as ALKS 5461, suffered a serious setback earlier this year when two other studies failed to achieve primary endpoints, sending its stock diving at the time, given that the company touted the drug as a potential blockbuster. This may be a test for the US Food and Drug Administration, since Alkermes hopes to win approval based on just one trial, Forbes adds.The European Medicines Agency has initiated an effort to proactively publish clinical trials data by releasing clinical reports for two drugs, Kyprolis and Zurampic, on a new online database, Regulatory Focus reports. The agency also added that it will publish the results of all trials submitted, regardless of whether the product is ultimately authorized, rejected, or withdrawn.advertisement Tags AlkermesGilead SciencesMerckpolicylast_img read more

U.K.’s Corbyn promises to form a government-owned drug company to lower prices

first_imgPharmalot Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Ed Silverman In a potential challenge to the pharmaceutical industry, Jeremy Corbyn promised that if his opposition Labour Party took control in the U.K., he would form a government-owned drug company to supply the National Health Service with lower-cost generics.“We will redesign the system to serve public health – not private wealth,” he told a party conference on Tuesday. “We’ll tell the drug companies that, if they want public funding, then they’ll have to make their drugs affordable for all. And we will create a new publicly owned generic drugs manufacturer to supply cheaper medicines to our NHS, saving our health service money and saving lives.” Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. @Pharmalot What’s included?center_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What is it? Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman Sept. 25, 2019 Reprints [email protected] U.K.’s Corbyn promises to form a government-owned drug company to lower prices Tags pharmaceuticalsrare diseaseSTAT+last_img read more

Canadian exports hit record high in March

first_img Keywords Exports Canadian Press Purchase of three icebreakers turns Canada’s August trade surplus into a deficit Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian trade deficit grew in October Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img “This is a solid report,” said Benjamin Reitzes, Canadian rates and macro strategist at BMO Capital Markets. The shortfall followed a revised deficit of $1.1 billion for February compared with an initial reading of a deficit of $972 million for the month. Gains in eight of 11 sectors in March helped exports rise 3.8% to $47.0 billion, while volumes gained 2.5% and prices increased 1.3%. Driving the gain was a 7.0% increase in energy exports to $8.7 billion. A boost in natural gas exports attributable to cold temperatures in the northeastern United States and increased coal exports to Asia were both factors. “Combined with a continued creep higher in crude prices, look for energy to continue being a catalyst in supporting Canadian exports,” CIBC economist Nick Exarhos wrote in a report. Consumer goods exports also gained ground, climbing 6.8% to $6.1 billion. Exports of other food products led the increase with a gain of 11.9% to a record $1.4 billion, boosted by exports of yellow peas and red lentils to India. On the other side of the equation, imports increased 1.7% to $47.1 billion with gains in seven of 11 sectors. Prices rose 1.9% and volumes fell 0.2%. Statistics Canada said higher imports of metal and non-metallic mineral products, industrial machinery, equipment and parts, and motor vehicles and parts were the main contributors. Metal and non-metallic mineral product imports grew 10.4% to $4.0 billion as unwrought precious metals and precious metal alloys rose 61.1%. Imports of industrial machinery, equipment and parts increased 4.1% to $4.4 billion, while motor vehicles and parts gained 1.5% to reach a record high $9.3 billion. On a regional basis, Canada’s trade surplus with the United States slipped to $4 billion in March compared with $4.5 billion in February. Exports to the United States edged up 0.1% to $34.4 billion, while imports from the United States increased 2.0% to $30.4 billion. Meanwhile, Canada’s trade deficit with countries other than the United States narrowed to $4.1 billion in March from $5.6 billion in February. The energy and consumer goods sectors helped Canadian exports rise to a record high in March as the country’s trade deficit narrowed to $135 million, Statistics Canada said Thursday. Economists had expected a deficit of $800 million, according to Thomson Reuters. Higher oil prices helped narrow Canada’s trade deficit to $4.2B in January Related newslast_img read more

“We Cannot Continue to Live in a Fool’s Paradise,” Says Finance Minister

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The total cost of debt servicing (interest and amortization) during 2009/10 is 103% of the Government’s total revenue and grants, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw, told the House of Representatives, Thursday (December 17).“It is a prescription for persistent poverty and social and economic chaos. We cannot continue to live in a fool’s paradise and believe that we can borrow our way to prosperity. We will have to begin to work our way, to earn our way and pay our,” Mr. Shaw said.He was making a presentation to the House on the programme for a Stand-By Arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as announcing new revenue measures, including a one percent increase in General Consumption Tax (GCT) due January 1, 2010.“So burdensome is this debt burden that except for three of the last 10 years, our interest costs and principal repayments have exceeded our total revenues,” Mr. Shaw said.He added that for the current fiscal year (2009/10), as per the Supplementary Estimates tabled in September, interest costs ($175.2 billion) and principal repayments ($150.2 billion) totaled $325.4 billion, while total revenue was estimated at only $316 billion.According to Mr. Shaw, “This picture helps graphically to bring the full extent of our fiscal crisis into sharp focus.”The Minister tabled information showing comparisons between total debt and total revenue between 1990/91 and 2009/10.The figures showed that in 1990/91, total debt service was $4.8 billion and total revenue $9.6 billion, and that revenue stayed ahead of debt servicing until 1999/2000, when debt service rose to $96 billion and revenue to only $90.8 billion.Although revenue recovered in 2000/01 to go ahead of debt service charge, $108.4 billion to $104.6 billion, respectively, things went out of whack in 2001/02, when revenue only rose to $109.7 while debt servicing rose to $141.9 billion.Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon Audley Shaw, making his statement to the House of Representative on Thursday (December 17) on the new Stand-By Agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and new tax measures which come into effect on January 1, 2010.“We can see from this information that since 1990/91 there has been a steady growth of borrowing as the method of financing the budget. The result has been no or low growth, with only the debt itself growing exponentially over the years,” the Minister commented.“The Government’s revenue cannot support our level of indebtedness, so the country has to keep borrowing to repay what has been borrowed and to do what little we can to provide desperately needed services to the people,” he said.He noted that in the circumstances, Government’s insatiable appetite for borrowing from the banking system meant that resources that could be going toward financial investment, creating jobs and stimulating growth were captured by government to service debt.He explained that because of the lack of access to capital markets, triggered by the global financial meltdown, the debt issue has been brought even more sharply into focus.“It is unsustainable. It is time for corrective action,” Mr. Shaw said. Accordingly, the Government is developing a comprehensive debt management strategy to deal with the issue.He predicted that with the IMF agreement, Jamaicans will begin to see a country characterized by improved governance to ensure entities do not run up the debt; increased fiscal responsibility supported by law; industrialization, and an emphasis on export production.“We will see the emergence of a culture of production and productivity, with increased training and certification of our workforce; we will see lower energy costs and increased levels of international competitiveness,” he predicted.He also projected greater levels of tax compliance, scaled down public sector entities, a leaner and more efficient public sector ensuring higher standards and greater service delivery.“We will see lower interest costs and consequently more resources to provide for the health, education and security sectors; we will see welfare to work programmes as part of our social safety net; we will see lower commercial bank lending rates and more initiative and enterprise at the workplace,” he said.P.S. COPY OF MINISTRY PAPER CONTAINING DETAILS OF NEW TAX MEASURES TABLED IN PARLIAMENT ON THURSDAY IS AVAILABLE BELOWClick here to view/download document Related”We Cannot Continue to Live in a Fool’s Paradise,” Says Finance Minister “We Cannot Continue to Live in a Fool’s Paradise,” Says Finance Minister Finance & Public ServiceDecember 17, 2009 Related”We Cannot Continue to Live in a Fool’s Paradise,” Says Finance Ministercenter_img Related”We Cannot Continue to Live in a Fool’s Paradise,” Says Finance Minister Advertisementslast_img read more

Infrastructure work at York Central given go ahead

first_imgInfrastructure work at York Central given go ahead Construction can start at York Central after City of York Council gave planning permission last night (12 November 2020) for infrastructure works backed by £77m of government funding.The York Central development includes 2500 new homes; up to 1.2 million square feet of commercial development and improved visitor access to the National Railway Museum. The area has enterprise zone status, with around 6500 new jobs are expected to be created and a £1.2 bn boost to the local economy.This is a major step forward in the development of one of the largest brownfield sites in England following the formation of the York Central Partnership in 2016 by Homes England, Network Rail, the City of York Council and the National Railway Museum. Homes England and Network Rail have supported the development of the site through land acquisition and master planning, and they will now oversee the infrastructure projects.Government infrastructure investment of £77m was first announced in the March 2020 Budget and confirmed in August 2020. The infrastructure will unlock brownfield land with significant access problems and includes a new bridge over the East Coast mainline railway, as well as new cycling and pedestrian routes; drainage systems; and to allow for a new public park to be built.The city council approved a reserved matters planning application that allows the infrastructure work to go ahead on Thursday 12 November 2020. Initial site clearance has already started and contractor are due to start on site in early 2021.Peter Freeman, Chair of Homes England, said:“York Central is one of the most important brownfield sites in the country and this exciting project will create homes, jobs and a better visitor experience for the city. Starting work on the infrastructure brings this development much closer and we look forward to working with all the project partners on behalf of the government to unlock this challenging site.”Stuart Kirkwood, Group Property Director for Network Rail, said:“We’re really pleased this development has taken such an important step forward. With our partners, we are excited to progress such a positive development for York which will deliver housing, jobs and economic growth. Unlocking under-used railway land is a core part of our strategy, helping to create great places for businesses and communities to thrive.”Councillor Keith Aspden, leader of City of York Council, said:“This is another vital step towards delivering the York Central scheme and unlocking a £1.16bn boost to our economy, including a new generation of jobs and hundreds of affordable homes when York needs it most.“I would like to thank all our partners, including Homes England, Network Rail and the wider York Central Partnership, who have secured funding from West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the York and North Yorkshire LEP. Working together, we are delivering where decades of proposals have failed.” /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:acquisition, Central, council, cycling, Economy, Government, infrastructure, Investment, jobs, Keith, Pedestrian, project, property, UK, UK Government, Yorklast_img read more

Armed Forces to set up vaccine sites in Scotland

first_imgArmed Forces to set up vaccine sites in Scotland Organised into 11 Vaccination Centre Setup Teams spread across Scotland, the soldiers’ remit is to support the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and local authorities in operationalising vaccination centre sites. They will use their logistical, organisational and clinical expertise to establish the vaccine centres, before handing them over to NHS Scotland to deliver their vaccination programme.Involving personnel from the Royal Army Medical Corps, the military team from Fife will survey suggested sites for suitability, then organise car parking and traffic flow systems, establish patient recording methods and practices, facilitate vaccine delivery to the sites, prepare storage for medicines and equipment, and conduct a smooth handover to NHS Scotland.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:The Armed Forces are operating across the length and breadth of the country, using their unique skillset to ensure the vaccine reaches the very finger-tips of the United Kingdom. Our work supporting the new vaccine sites in Scotland complements the extensive preparation and planning the military are already conducting to support the vaccine roll out programme. Using the logistical expertise of military personnel, honed in warzones around the world, frees up NHS Scotland and Local Authorities to continue to focus on administering the initial 900,000 doses provided to Scotland by the UK Government in January.Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said:For us all, vaccines are the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m very pleased that the expertise of the British Armed Forces is helping the Scottish Government get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible. The UK Government is supplying and paying for vaccines for the whole of the UK – it is now vital that these doses are administered as soon as possible.The UK Government is supporting all parts of the UK during the pandemic. That includes our unprecedented furlough scheme, delivering the bulk of daily testing in Scotland, and providing the Scottish Government with an extra £8.6 billion to support Scotland’s covid response.Health Secretary Matt Hancock saidOur vaccination programme covers all parts of the UK and I’m proud the armed forces are supporting the largest rollout in our country’s history.We have already vaccinated more than 3.5 million people across the UK and this is rapidly increasing every day as more vaccine sites open, providing easier access for people.We are making strong progress on our commitment to offer vaccines to all of the most vulnerable people in the top four priority groups by the middle on February.UK military support to the Scottish authorities is commanded and controlled by the Joint Military Command staff of 20 personnel in Stirling. This team is directing the 96 troops as they deploy from Leuchars in 11 teams to set up the 80 vaccine centres across Scotland – from Wick to Wigtown, as required. There are a further 32 UK military planners working in support of the Scottish Government team in St Andrews House, Edinburgh, and across Scotland’s 14 health boards.Examples of UK military support to the Scottish authorities during the pandemic include: RAF medical aero-evacuations from Shetland, Orkney and Arran in support of the Scottish Ambulance Service; planning advice in the setting up of the NHS Louisa Jordan facility in Glasgow; staffing all mobile COVID-19 testing units across Scotland for much of summer 2020.Across the UK there is a record 5,600 personnel committed to winter and COVID-19 operations are supporting 64 different tasks in the UK and abroad – this includes the vaccine rollout, NHS support and community testing across the UK. /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:Andrews, British, Defence, Government, health, Jordan, Scotland, scottish, St Andrews, Stirling, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, vaccination, Wallacelast_img read more

Council lobbys authorities to hit pause on CHAP

first_imgCouncil lobbys authorities to hit pause on CHAP Noosa Council has successfully received an extension to hit pause on its completion of the Coastal Hazards Adaptation Plan (CHAP).The six-week public consultation period finished on Monday March 8, with Council receiving over 200 responses.Council was granted an extension from the Local Government Association of Queensland, who is coordinating the implementation of the QCoast program on behalf of the State Government.Mayor Clare Stewart said the volume of submissions coupled with the level of detail, Council considered more time was needed to ensure the right outcome for the community is achieved.“We want to ensure Council achieves a sensible and measured response to managing coastal hazard risks now and into the future,” she said.“Council staff have been granted special permission to delay submitting the CHAP so we can ensure all submissions are appropriately reviewed and given due regard,” she said.“There are strong opinions and concerns by some sections of the community and it is imperative that we have enough time to work through these,” she said.“We are using this additional time to explore workable solutions put forward by stakeholders.”Cr Stewart reiterated that Council has heard the community and was committed to reaching solutions that are workableNoosa Council has developed a coastal hazards adaptation plan as part of the state’s QCoast2100 program.“We have certainly been transparent about this plan and provided significant detail, much more than most other councils in Queensland,” Cr Stewart.Noosa is one of 32 Queensland councils developing coastal hazards adaptation plans with the funding from the state.“We certainly appreciate that the State Government and Local Government Association of Queensland has given us additional time to ensure the final result is what’s best for Noosa,” Cr Stewart said. /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:Clare, community, council, future, Government, Local Government, Noosa, Noosa Council, public consultation, Queenslandlast_img read more

What happens when a new Nissan crashes into an old one?

first_img To say the least, the results are alarming. Both cars were travelling at 40 mph, or just over 64 km/h. While the Versa’s airbags and structure do a formidable job in keeping the dummy relatively unscathed, we definitely can’t say the same about the Tsuru. Let’s just say, after seeing how the Tsuru’s A-pillar deforms so quickly, a steering wheel flying off is the last thing we’d worry about. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Nissan’s Tsuru vs. Versa crash test isn’t the least bit surprising. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSNissanVersa NoteNewsAutomotive SafetyAutomotive TechnologyMexicoNissan Motor Co. Ltd.Nissan SentraNissan VersaNorth AmericaScience and TechnologyTechnologyU.S. Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyUnited States We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” Chances are, you’ve heard that before. And thank goodness they don’t.Case in point, the Nissan Tsuru – a common sight in Mexico as taxicabs, the Tsuru is essentially a ‘new’ 1992 Sentra. It’s cheap, simple, and as the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows, has the ability to turn into a four-wheeled accordion in the event of a crash.The IIHS collaborated with the Latin and Global NCAP groups to show how a Mexican market-spec 2015 Nissan Tsuru would fare against a U.S.-spec 2016 Nissan Versa sedan, all in a bid to not only highlight the differences between U.S. and Mexican automotive safety requirements, but to also get cars with zero-star crash test ratings – like the Tsuru – off Mexican roads. ‹ Previous Next › According to the NCAP, more than 4,000 fatalities in Mexico were linked to Nissan Tsuru crashes between 2007 and 2012. Is it any wonder why Nissan is pulling the plug next May? last_img read more

Even More Virtuous: Four Virtues Expands Line

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Even More Virtuous: Four Virtues Expands LineIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessEven More Virtuous: Four Virtues Expands LineBy Press Release – April 29, 2019 163 0 AdvertisementAfter a Successful 2018 Launch, Rutherford Wine Company adds Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon to Four Virtues WinesApril 29, 2019— St. Helena, CA— Rutherford Wine Company, known for their portfolio of quality and innovative wine brands, has announced the expansion of the Four Virtues wine brand with two popular varietals—Pinot Noir and Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon (both $20/750ml). Joining Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel (released in 2018), these new offerings showcase the brand’s contemporary wine style and sleek package design. All three Four Virtues Wines are available now, nationwide.“Four Virtues has generated a following among American wine lovers,” says Four Virtues Winemaker Jay Turnipseed. “The brand’s contemporary approach and quality wine really resonates with our audience. Our aim with the addition of the Pinot Noir and Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon is to continue to offer our customer delicious and unique wines they can share with friends and family.”The new additions to the Four Virtues Wine include the following:Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 ($20): This Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from California’s Lodi AVA. It offers vibrant aromas of blackberry, cherry and dark chocolate, with notes of cinnamon, roasted coffee beans and toasty oak. The wine is aged in French and American oak and finished in heavily charred oak Bourbon barrels.Four Virtues Pinot Noir 2017 ($20): This Monterey County Pinot Noir exhibits classic varietal flavors of dark cherry with subtle strawberry, and herbaceous notes of rosemary on the nose. Earthy notes of dried herbs, plums and dried red fruits come through on the palate.  This wine is aged using French and American oak. Unlike its brand mates, this wine sees no time in Bourbon barrels due to the delicate nature of the varietal.About Rutherford Wine CompanyFamily owned and managed for three generations Rutherford Wine Company is dedicated to the art of crafting fine wine. Based in Napa Valley’s renowned Rutherford appellation, their extensive portfolio includes Rutherford Ranch, Scott Family Estate, Predator Wines, Rhiannon Red Wine, Lander-Jenkins, Silver Buckle, Four Virtues and Round Hill California wines. The range of brands showcases the diversity of California’s many appellations and the unique personality of each site. These acclaimed wines, named some of Napa’s greatest values by critic Robert Parker, come from a family who is committed to sustainability, both at the winery and in the vineyard. The winery is certified as California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) and the estate vineyards are a combination of sustainable, organic, and fish friendly.For more information visit www.rutherfordwine.com or call 707.968.3200.Advertisement Pinterest ReddIt Facebook Twittercenter_img Linkedin Share Email Previous articleMitchell Beazley Announces the 8th Edition of The World Atlas of Wine from World-Renowned Wine Writers and Bestselling Authors Hugh Johnson & Jancis RobinsonNext articleEfficiency and Versatility of Diemme Press Puts Winemaker in Control of Harvest Press Releaselast_img read more