Gardentalk – Last call for spring garden vegetable planting

first_imgGardentalk | OutdoorsGardentalk – Last call for spring garden vegetable plantingMay 9, 2019 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Close up of cherry buds as they prepare to blossom at KTOO’s “Agricultural Test Station and Garden of Science!” (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)This may be the last chance this spring for planting certain vegetables unless gardeners want their plants to bolt during June and July’s long daylight hours.Master Gardener Ed Buyarski says radishes and spinach should be planted now.“If the soil is warm,” Buyarski said. “That’s the critical thing here.”If you want to keep your soil warm after sowing, it can be covered over again with clear plastic until the seeds germinate and sprout. Listen to the May 9 edition of Gardentalk about spring planting:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Buyarski also says peas, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, mustard greens, swiss chard and potatoes can be planted now.For those gardeners with rhododendrons that are turning yellowish-green, Buyarski says the plants may be missing magnesium, an important nutrient. Dilute a tablespoon of Epsom salts in a gallon of water and then dribble over the roots around the plant’s drip line.Also, a reminder that annual community plant sale starts at 9 o’clock on Saturday, May 11 in the Carrs-Safeway parking lot. It’s usually pandemonium — like Cabbage Patch Kids Christmas shopping kind of crazy. So, remember to bring boxes, wagons and helpers to quickly purchase and haul away stuff.Share this story:last_img read more

July Budget 2015: George Osborne to cut housing welfare for higher earners

first_imgSunday 5 July 2015 4:19 am Lynsey Barber George Osborne plans to cut housing welfare for those earning higher wages in a move that is expected to raise £250m a year for the Treasury.Those earning more than £30,000, or £40,000 in London, and living in Local Authority or Housing Association properties will have to pay the going market rent, the chancellor will announce during his Budget speech this week. Read more: Is the government about to change how it taxes pensions?”We’ve also decided it’s time to act on the higher earners who use taxpayer-funded subsidies to live in council and housing association homes when they could afford the market rent that others on their salaries pay,” said Osborne writing in The Sun.”Those earning £40,000 a year in London and £30,000 a year in other parts of the country will have to pay the market rent or at least something close to it, if they want to stay in their homes. It’s a simple matter of fairness.”Osborne is also expected to announce an end to inheritance tax on properties worth less than £1m and a crackdown on non-doms as part of the Conservative’s first solo Budget in which he will outline further details of the government’s plans to make £12bn of welfare cuts.”They won’t be easy and some will be controversial. Once again we can expect Labour and the usual pressure groups, who opposed every single welfare saving we made in the last Parliament, to respond with their depressingly predictable howls of protest.”For them, the welfare budget should only go up and up — leaving the hardworking taxpayer to foot the bill. But I totally reject the idea that the right way to support working people is to have a higher and higher welfare bill.”The simple truth is, Britain is spending more on benefits for people of working age than it can afford,” said Osborne, writing in The Sun. whatsapp July Budget 2015: George Osborne to cut housing welfare for higher earners Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Share Tags: George Osborne July Budget 2015 Peoplelast_img read more

News / Martinair not for sale, says AF-KLM Cargo boss as court rejects pilots’ status claim

first_img Martinair is not up for sale, the head of Air France-KLM Cargo confirmed to Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad Transport yesterday.“That process is no longer on the agenda,” Bram Gräber told the paper. “We determined last year that such a transaction was not possible, and now we are implementing the new business plan for Martinair. We have our hands full.”The plan is to cut the freighter fleet back to three 747-400ERFs, with a fourth as back-up, said Mr Gräber, adding however that there could be room for a cargo alliance partner in the future, such as US carrier Delta.The confirmation of Martinair’s future came as 185 of the carrier’s pilots lost their claim in a Dutch administrative court over job transfers. The pilots had argued that a “transfer of undertaking” had occurred between Martinair and KLM – meaning that KLM had taken over Martinair’s business, which would automatically give the pilots the same rights as KLM employees.However, the court found that KLM had not continued the activities of Martinair. It had taken over few destinations and no aircraft or landing rights.As a result, pilots taken on by KLM will not have the right to transfer their employment with the same benefits, but instead would be treated as new employees – effectively on the bottom rung of the ladder.Former cargo boss Eric Varwijk had reassured Martinair’s pilots that jobs would be found for them at KLM or Transavia. However, with the group desperate to cut costs, it wanted additional pilots to be on new, cheaper contracts.Last week, AirBridgeCargo told Nieuwsblad Transport that it was still interested in the possible acquisition of Martinair. While this dream has now come to an end, ABC seems to be doing pretty well on its own.It reported a 17% increase in tonnage in the first half of the year, and a 22% rise in freight tonne km. On the core tradelanes between Europe and China, it saw 26% growth in eastbound traffic and a 6% rise westbound. By Alex Lennane 22/07/2015last_img read more

If everyone wore a mask, Covid-19 could be brought under control, CDC director urges

first_img CDC director Robert Redfield wore a mask while testifying at a Senate hearing this month. Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images Leave this field empty if you’re human: And at the largest health care system in Massachusetts, Mass General Brigham, before administrators adopted a policy of universal masking for health care workers in late March, new Covid-19 infections in that population were increasing exponentially, from 0% to 21%, or 1.16% per day, on average, researchers reported in another JAMA paper published Tuesday. With everyone masked, the rate of Covid-19 in health care workers fell to 11.5% by late April, dropping 0.49% per day, on average.In his editorial, Redfield made not only a public health case for face coverings but also an economic one. Citing an analysis by Goldman Sachs Research, he and his colleagues noted that if masking increased 15%, it “could prevent the need to bring back stay-at-home orders that would otherwise cost an estimated 5% of gross domestic product, or a projected cost of $1 trillion.”“Broad adoption of cloth face coverings is a civic duty,” Redfield and his co-authors wrote in their editorial. “Like herd immunity with vaccines, the more individuals wear cloth face coverings in public places where they may be close together, the more the entire community is protected,” Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and two colleagues wrote in an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also published on Tuesday. Because cloth face coverings can also allow states to more safely ease stay-at-home orders and business closings, Redfield told a JAMA Live webcast Tuesday, “If we could get everybody to wear a mask right now, I really think in the next four, six, eight weeks, we could bring this epidemic under control.” Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Although mask wearing does not differ by gender, it does vary by region of the country. In May, 87% of people surveyed in the Northeast said they wore masks when going out in public; it was 80% in the West, 74% in the Midwest, and 71% in the South, where cases are skyrocketing.Face coverings almost certainly explain why the Springfield hair stylists did not transmit the virus to a single client. Of the 104 clients surveyed, 102 said they wore a face covering (usually cloth coverings or surgical masks) during their entire appointment; two said they did for part of it. Both stylists were always masked.The benefits of masking in reducing viral transmission are clear from much more than the unusual case of a Springfield hair salon, of course. In an unpublished analysis of 194 countries, those that did not recommend face masks saw per-capita Covid-19 mortality increase 54% every week after the first case appeared; in countries with masking policies, the weekly increase was only 8%. How to fix the Covid-19 dumpster fire in the U.S. The “if,” of course, has been the problem. Because masking or refusing to mask has become a political statement, only 62% of Americans said in April that they did so (the CDC recommended the practice on April 3); in May, 76% said they did, according to another MMWR study. The CDC advice followed weeks of mixed and contradictory messaging, and even after it was issued, President Trump and other national leaders fell well short of endorsing face coverings.advertisement @sxbegle Tags Coronaviruspublic healthresearch The two hair stylists in Springfield, Mo., broke the cardinal rule of infection control: Despite having respiratory symptoms, one went to work and saw clients for eight days, when she learned she had tested positive for Covid-19. Her colleague also developed symptoms, three days after her co-worker, and also kept working until she tested positive, two days after the first stylist. Together, they saw 139 clients, with appointments for haircuts, shaves, and perms lasting 15 to 45 minutes.Yet when the local health department identified and contacted the 139 clients, asking them to self-quarantine for 14 days and checking in daily about whether they had developed Covid-19 symptoms, not a single one (of the 104 who agreed to be interviewed) did. Of the 67 who consented to a swab test, every one tested negative. There was one other notable fact about the case: Both stylists and every client had worn a face covering.The stark case, described on Tuesday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, adds to the near-universal scientific consensus that, more than any of single action short of everyone entering solitary confinement, face coverings can prevent the transmission of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.advertisement Sharon Begley By Sharon Begley July 14, 2020 Reprints About the Author Reprints Please enter a valid email address. HealthIf everyone wore a mask, Covid-19 could be brought under control, CDC director urges Privacy Policy Related: [email protected] last_img read more

A buddy system can help doctors and nurses weather the Covid-19 maelstrom

first_img By Lloyd I. Sederer Feb. 5, 2021 Reprints That means frontline health workers, especially doctors and nurses in emergency departments, intensive care units, and what have come to be known as Covid medical wards, are at high risk for serious emotional upheaval from working in these perilous settings. Not only do many of their patients die — often alone — but these clinicians may feel powerless to prevent those deaths, given that we are still learning how to best treat Covid-19 and its complications. Too many Covid-19 patients face death alone. Vaccinated volunteers could change that Related: Beyond burnout: For health care workers, this surge of Covid-19 is bringing burnover The first surge of Covid-19 created unprecedented physical and mental challenges for these medical professionals. Ironically, they are often the least likely to express their distress, especially doctors, who often avoid caring for themselves as much as they devote themselves to caring for others. They are likely to put on a game face and say everything is “fine,” especially to their service chiefs, hospital leaders, and even their families, sometimes feeling ashamed they haven’t been able to do more for their patients.advertisement About the Author Reprints Related: Since the start of the pandemic, numerous reports have revealed the depths of distress among attending physicians, medical residents, fellows, and nurses. An article in General Hospital Psychiatry reported high levels of acute stress in these groups, as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety. Those surveyed expressed significant concern about becoming ill themselves or infecting their families; the inability to meet family and home responsibilities; and social distancing from loved ones.Some hospitals have tried to ease the burden on frontline clinicians by offering wellness videos and online classes, teaching meditation and mindfulness, and offering referral to mental health professionals. Though kind, these offerings have limited adoption and uncertain effectiveness. I heard of one hospital that had arranged for child care, which seems to me to be more useful and needed.There’s a different approach, commissioned by the CEOs of Massachusetts General Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Twenty critical care physicians who were daily facing the lash of the pandemic agreed to have private, anonymous video conversations for 10 minutes or longer, once or twice a week, when and where it was convenient, each with a chosen colleague they knew and trusted — essentially a “buddy.”BongoMedia, where I now work as chief medical officer, was engaged to provide the private, secure platform and guiding questions for these buddy system conversations. The conversations were recorded, scrubbed of all identifying information, then made anonymous by using voice alteration and by substituting each participant’s face with a unique Venetian mask, both of which retained emotional nuance.These recordings were then qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed by the company’s proprietary software, creating reports for the two hospital CEOs. The aim was to provide the hospitals’ leaders with de-identified analyses of what their doctors (and later nurses) were actually thinking and feeling to better inform their efforts to support their workforces, their greatest assets in caring for Covid-19 patients and their families.These analyses showed that doctors (and later nurses) reported feeling “overwhelmed…out of control” and “isolated from family and other supports.” They talked about their fear of “becoming sick themselves, infecting their loved ones.” The de-identified recordings between these clinicians provided unfiltered truths they otherwise concealed.center_img Remember outings in elementary school or at camp? You were probably paired with another kid about your age and size whose hand you held. The buddy system made losing someone much less likely to happen.It is a timeless technique. It can be used anywhere and anytime. And it works for grownups too, like those on the frontlines of treating people with Covid-19.Psychological distress and disorder during and after a disaster are very common. The greater the intensity and duration of events in a disaster, the greater the risk of developing serious emotional distress and disorder.advertisement Respiratory therapist Babu Paramban talks on the phone next to hospital beds while taking a break in the Covid-19 unit at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles. Jae C. Hong/AP These physician and nurse buddies, at risk of becoming lost in the fog and fear of the coronavirus disaster, helped one another bear feeling powerless, and not to feel alone in their work. That was not the intent of the project, but it is what we witnessed the buddy system do in video after video, though no measures of distress/disorder outcome were generated.There was no shame. Instead, there was safety, trust, and unanticipated yet powerful peer support. Meeting these essential human needs was not likely to happen in any other way.The latest Covid-19 surge dwarfs the first in sheer numbers, and its duration may be more protracted due to the emergence of more contagious variants. Vaccine hesitancy may also lengthen the shadow of Covid-19. While doctors and nurses have learned how to better manage the disease, its impact on them continues to be rough beyond words, especially when emergency departments are overwhelmed, all ICU beds are filled, and hospitals are short staffed as health care workers become infected with the virus, or leave for telehealth positions, or quit the profession altogether.Yet for health care professionals, their duty is unchanged: keep people alive and minimize the gravity of each patient’s illness, especially now that we know Covid-19 can induce a legion of persistent pathologies, including neurological and psychiatric conditions, after the acute illness subsides.Hospitals across the country can help their caregivers function in a time of coronavirus by offering them a buddy system of private peer support and unfiltered truth-telling. That can be medicinal in countering the grave distress and isolation that health care professionals are experiencing during this unbounded pandemic.Doctors and nurses want this support, they endorse it. They want to be set up with buddies. To not be alone as they try to stay the course during the unprecedented hell that Covid has wrought. Let’s give them what they want which, it turns out, is what we all need.Lloyd I. Sederer is a psychiatrist and public health physician, adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Public Health, chief medical officer of Bongo Media, and former mental health commissioner of New York City, where he led the FEMA-funded efforts to help health care and emergency workers and the wider population cope with the trauma of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Sandy. Lloyd I. Sederer @askdrlloyd First OpinionA buddy system can help doctors and nurses weather the Covid-19 maelstrom Tags Coronavirushealth care workersmental healthlast_img read more

Substations, high-profile retirements and the All-Ireland Feile – it’s our top stories of the week

first_imgHome We Are Laois Substations, high-profile retirements and the All-Ireland Feile – it’s our top stories… We Are Laois Facebook GAA Pinterest Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Substations, high-profile retirements and the All-Ireland Feile – it’s our top stories of the week By Siun Lennon – 9th June 2019 Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Meath for a place in the Leinster finalNext articleGoals make all the difference as Meath end Laois’s Leinster campaign Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.center_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA SPORTWomen in SportWATCH – Irish Paralympian Nicole Turner on her dreams for Toyko 2020All-Ireland Hurling and Camogie FeileThis year five Laois teams – three in hurling and two in camogie – went to Cork for the Feile na nGaelLaois athletes scoop huge medal haul at All-Ireland School’s Track & Field finalsThere was plenty of Laois success in Tullamore at the All-Ireland School’s Track & Field FinalsWE ARE LAOISRemember the GameWe looked back to the Laois minor ladies contesting the 2008 Leinster final against titans DublinMoment in TimeThere are some great photos from the Abbeyleix Further Education Fashion Show 2005COLUMNISTSFr Paddy: Turning Green is being ChristianFather Paddy spoke about turning green and being environmentally friendlySEE ALSO – ‘Nowhere close to passing’ and bad smells among complaints by those who failed driving tests in Laois and the Midlands Twitter GAA WhatsApp TAGSTop StoriesTop stories of the week NEWSLaois group against controversial power project issue statement after national exposéA Laois anti-substation group have issued a statement after RTÉ Investigates exposé surrounding oil leaksLong-serving Laois school principal reflects on his 40-year teaching careerHoly Family NS principal Mr Des Sutton reflects on 40 years in education‘Awful eyesore’ site in Laois town to be converted into new apartmentsThe derelict former AIB building is set to be rejuvenated and converted into seven apartments in PortarlingtonThirty-one extra Special Needs Assistants for Laois schools There will be 31 extra Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) for Laois schools this coming September Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

HFT enhances market quality: report

The report, which authored by University of Toronto law professor Jeffrey MacIntosh (who also serves as a director of CNSX Markets Inc., the owner of the Pure trading platform), reviews some of the existing empirical research on the impact of HFT, and concludes that HFT enhances market quality. “It lowers bid/ask spreads, reduces volatility, improves short-term price discovery, and creates competitive pressures that reduce broker commissions,” it says. The report aims to rebut criticism of HFT, including the claim that it contributes to market fragility (and was to blame for the “flash crash” in May 2010, specifically); and that it disadvantages other sorts of traders. In fact, it argues, “retail traders have realized a net gain from the presence of HF traders in the world’s capital markets.” Following this conclusion, the report calls on regulators not to intervene to prevent HFT. In particular, it says that they should not interfere with the maker/taker pricing models used by exchanges to attract HFT. The report says that the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) should scrap its fee model that charges for message traffic, and return to charging based on trading volume; that rules against trading amid “locked markets” should be abolished; and, that routing to different trade venues be randomized to enhance the ability of smaller, upstart markets to compete. The report also says that regulators should maintain the order protection rule, which they adopted to prevent “trade throughs” in the market. “To prevent abusive trading practices, protect client interests, and create a level playing field among different trading venues, policymakers should defend the consolidated order book by maintaining and policing the order protection rule and minimizing the leakage of trading from the ‘lit’ markets to ‘dark pools’,” it says. Additionally, it recommends that regulators focus on using circuit breakers to prevent the recurrence of “flash crash” type events. The report comes as the regulators are considering many of these market structure issues amid a proposal from Aequitas Innovations Inc. (a new firm founded by a handful of buy- and sell-side firms) to create a new exchange that would attempt to curtail predatory HFT, among other goals. IIROC is also currently engaged in a large, independent study of the HFT phenomenon in Canadian markets, known as its High-Order-to Trade (HOT) study. That research has yet to reach any definitive conclusions on the impact of HFT on market quality. And, earlier this week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched a new website designed to help inform the debate over equity market structure by providing public access to the latest in data and research in U.S. markets, which are grappling with many of the same issues. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Aequitas gets OSC recognition James Langton University of Michigan to end early release of confidence data High-frequency trading (HFT) enhances market quality, and benefits other traders, both retail and institutional, claims a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. The report calls on regulators to resist the urge to curb HFT, and recommends rule changes to encourage its use. Keywords High frequency trading Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TSX to introduce new long-life order read more

Europe stretches curbs on short-selling

first_imgAll five of the regulators introduced short-selling curbs in March that are set to expire later this month.However, they’ve all now agreed to extend the restrictions until May 18, with the possibility that they may be renewed again, depending on market conditions.ESMA said that the extensions “are justified by current adverse events or developments which constitute a serious threat to market confidence and financial stability, and that they are appropriate and proportionate to address the existing threat to market confidence in those five markets.”Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada issued a joint statement indicating that they don’t see the need to restrict short-selling in Canada.The Canadian regulators said that short-selling isn’t the reason for the recent market declines, and that investors need to be able to take both long and short positions to execute investment and risk-management strategies. ESMA sustains short-selling vigilance Keywords Short sellingCompanies European Securities and Markets Authority, Canadian Securities Administrators, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CSA tackles traders who “short and distort” James Langton Several European securities regulators are extending their short-selling bans by another month.The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) agreed to renew emergency restrictions on short-selling by the regulators in Austria, Belgium, France, Greece and Spain. 123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news OSC, IIROC call for tips on abusive shortslast_img read more

Study Indicates Indian Ocean Monsoon Similar To El Niño Phenomenon In Pacific

first_imgA research campaign in the Indian Ocean indicates there are ocean-atmosphere interactions similar to El Niño events in the Pacific, but are not always tied to El Niño as previously had been believed by climate researchers. Peter Webster, director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, or PAOS, who is directing the project, said the 1997 to 1999 findings were somewhat surprising. “Our research indicates the Indian Ocean has its own El Niño-like phenomenon characterized by an east to west oscillation of warm waters that affect other parts of the world,” said Webster. During 16 of the years from 1950 to 1998, the equatorial sea-surface temperature gradients reversed – much like El Niño — substantially warming the western portion of the Indian Ocean. But only three of the years were active El Niño years, he said. Although the Indian Ocean’s summer monsoon was strongly linked to the El Niño/Southern Oscillation system, or ENSO, from 1960 to 1988, there has been no significant link since that time, said Webster. ENSO triggers movement of warm water from the western Pacific eastward every two to 10 years, wreaking havoc on the environment through the proliferation of droughts and floods worldwide. A paper on the subject by Webster, Andrew Moore and Johannes Loschnigg from CU-Boulder’s PAOS and Robert Leben from CU-Boulder’s aerospace engineering department was published in the Sept. 23 issue of Nature. In 1997 and 1998 the Indian Ocean monsoon triggered the wettest year on record in East Africa, sparking an outbreak of mosquito-borne Rift Valley Fever and associated cholera and malaria in livestock and people. “This event occurred completely independent of El Niño activity,” said Webster. “I think people have become a bit ‘El Niñocentric,’” he said. “Certainly El Niño plays a major role in climate variation on Earth, but there also is a lot of independent climate variability. If we can better understand the engine driving the Indian Ocean monsoon, we will be better able to forecast its onset and impacts.” The Indian Ocean study, known as the Joint Air-Sea Monsoon Interaction Experiment, or JASMINE, is a joint venture of CU, the University of Washington, the University of Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, NASA and several Australian agencies. A principal aim of Jasmine was to study the transitions between the active and break periods of the monsoon. Last summer, researchers used the NOAA ship Ron Brown to make a number of north-south passes in India’s Bay of Bengal totaling about 10,000 miles. The team measured gradient changes in water temperatures and salinity to more than 1,500 feet, and used six types of radar, six to eight weather balloons each day, and data from European satellites to measure atmospheric temperatures and wind speeds from the sea surface to about 12 miles high. The Indian Ocean generally has three “active periods” during the annual monsoon and three relatively calm periods, said Webster. As the Indian Ocean builds toward an active period, waves up to 15 feet high replace calm water and the surface water warms significantly, pumping large amounts of moisture into the atmosphere and creating rainfall over India, East Africa, South Asia and Australia. “Roughly 65 percent of the world’s population lives in monsoon regions,” said Webster. “This is the fastest growing region on the planet. By the year 2025, it is anticipated this number will grow to 75 percent.” The Bay of Bengal is one of the “freshest” seas in the world due to large discharges from the Ganges and Bramaputra Rivers and the heavy monsoon rains each year, said Webster. “Because it is fresher, the water is less dense, warms more quickly and stays warm for longer periods.” In one 1998 measurement made 150 feet below the surface, researchers on the NOAA ship found the water temperature cooled by 5 degrees F in just three vertical feet of water. “Our goal is to understand the basic physics that underpin these variations in the Indian Ocean monsoons and allow us to predict them so people in the region will have warning weeks or months in advance of drought or floods,” he said. “It is the variability on these time scales that really impact agriculture and society, and the annual Indian monsoon is a major player in these climate fluctuations.” Published: Sept. 21, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, November 8

first_imgPinterest Linkedin Advertisement Trending Story:California Tourism Group to Spend $2 Million Urging Visitors to Return to Wine CountryThe state’s main tourism agency will spend about $2 million to help spread the word that travelers should not cancel their plans to visit Sonoma County and greater wine country in the aftermath of last months devastating wildfires…Today’s News:WIN Expo 2017 Wine & Weed: A New Normal on the HorizonWhen the first Wine & Weed panel discussion was introduced last year at the 2016 WIN Expo, the room was packed. Now, with the private use law upon us and taking effect in just six weeks, a “next steps” session is planned as a hot topic for this year’s Expo…22 North Bay Wine, Beer, Spirits Industry Leaders NamedNorth Bay Business Journal is recognizing nearly two dozen leading individuals and businesses in the North Coast’s wine, beer and spirits industries…Can Millennial Winemakers Fix Wine Country’s ‘Napathy’ Problem?Punk rock. Experimental architecture. Polish films of the 1950s. These are the inspiration points that Kashy Khaledi cites when describing how he came to found Ashes & Diamonds, Napa’ latest attempt at a Millennial-friendly winery…California Wine 2017 Harvest ReportLyft and Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Partner to Bring the Bay Area to Wine CountryFinger Lakes Wineries Work Together to Make a Name for ThemselvesRise Up Sonoma Brings Together Winery, Chef, Music Icons to Benefit Sonoma Fire VictimsCalifornia Adopts Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Day-Care CentersBritish Columbia Records Early Ice Wine HarvestFirst Ever ‘International Volcanic Wine Conference’ to Be Held in New York on March 27th, 2018Keeper® Collection Announces Finalists to Compete in 2018 Somms Under Fire™B.C. Government to Create Liquor-Reform PanelChinese Lovers of French Wine Are Snapping Up Bordeaux Vineyards‘Most Expensive Wine Ever Sold’ Goes for $350,000 at AuctionBlogs:Marketing the MiseryHere’s How Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet AgesI’ll Be Attending My First Formal Wine Tasting, Hosted by the Winemaker: Any Advice?5 Ways to Manage Requests for Charity DonationsWine and the Glory of Smoke TaintWineIndustry.Jobs:Maintenance MechanicRecruiting Associates Network – Napa, CA, United StatesWarehouse CoordinatorH&A Barrel Management – Sonoma, CA, United StatesSales RepresentativeMonvera Glass Décor – Napa, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Steve Burns Named President of Wine Market CouncilDTC Wine Sales and Wine Law: An Interview with Steve Gross, Vice President, State Relations at Wine InstituteOregon Winemaker Patricia Green Dies in Apparent AccidentA Pittsburgh-Native Winemaker Makes Good in CaliforniaLesli Hunter Named CFO at Matchbook Wine CompanySupplier News:Vin65 Is Now WineDirectSpirited International Spirits Trade Tasting & Show Announces Limited Time “North Coast Locals Only” Booth DiscountsThe World’s Biggest Fair Devoted to the Wine Business Joins Forces with Comexposium, Leading Company in Organizing EventsIntroducing 3×3 Insights; Offering Actionable Consumer-Buying Intel for the Independent Liquor SegmentMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Kosta Browne Reverses Course on Its Lush, Ripe Pinot Noir StyleFetzer Vineyards Releases First Sustainability Report, Road to Regeneration, Ahead of 50th Anniversary in 2018Share a Splash Wine Co. Announces Their Inaugural Release of High Dive, a Napa Valley Proprietary Bordeaux BlendAndy Erickson & St. Mayhem Collaborate on St. Mayhem ‘Hückfest’, Aprés Ski in a CanPurple Heart Wines Donates $20,000 to the Purple Heart Foundation to Benefit Veterans Affected by Wildfires Facebook ReddIt Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, November 8Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, November 8By Editor – November 8, 2017 11 0 Previous articleLyft and Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Partner to Bring the Bay Area to Wine CountryNext articleSignorello Estate Plans to Rebuild After Devastating Wildfires Editorcenter_img Share Twitter Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement TAGSBordeauxBritish ColumbiaFinger LakesKosta BowneNorth Bay Business JournalOregonPatricia GreenSanta Cruz Email Subscribe to the Afternoon Brieflast_img read more