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  • Peter Ormond eliminated following 7th Count in Laois-Offaly but still no second election

    first_img Electric Picnic Peter Ormond eliminated following 7th Count in Laois-Offaly but still no second election GAA Previous articleKen Smollen eliminated but still no second candidate elected following 6th CountNext articleCount 8 drama in Kildare South with FF in the firing line Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Home News Peter Ormond eliminated following 7th Count in Laois-Offaly but still no second… NewsPolitics TAGS2020 General ElectionCllr Peter Ormond WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Pinterest Peter Ormond He was tipped by many to win a seat before the election – but Peter Ormand is out of the race in Laois-Offaly.The Fianna Fail Cllr has been eliminated following the seventh count that saw the distribution of Ken Smollen’s votes.Ormond got less of these than the next lowest candidate John Leahy and has been eliminated as a result.Once again, nobody has reached the quota but we may see Barry Cowen or Sean Fleming get over the line in the next hour.Carol Nolan is the big gainer again as she has jumped up above Charlie Flanagan into fourth place.We will now begin the eight count where the redistribution of Peter Ormond’s votes will begin.The state of play after the 7th countBrian Stanley (Sinn Fein) – 16,654, ELECTED on the 1st CountSean Fleming (Fianna Fail) – 9,835 (+99)Barry Cowen (Fianna Fail) – 9,698 (+456)Carol Nolan (Independent) – 8,353 (+1,244)Charlie Flanagan (Fine Gael) – 8,287 (+84)Pippa Hackett (Green) – 5,811 (+568)Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy (Fine Gael) – 4,917 (+134)John Leahy (Independent) – 4,821 (+629)Peter Ormond (Fianna Fail) – 4,449 (+89) – EliminatedKen Smollen (Irish Democratic Party) – 3,941 – EliminatedNoel Tuohy (Labour) – 3,190 – EliminatedStephen Tynan (People Before Profit) – 2,273 – EliminatedPauline Flanagan (Fianna Fail) – 1,874 – EliminatedJohn Daly (Irish National Party) – 557 – EliminatedNoel O’Rourke (Renua) – 356 – EliminatedQuota – 11,571 Twitter WhatsApp News 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest Facebook By Megan Shiel – 10th February 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

  • Leinster Final Memory: Heartbreak for Laois in 2005 as late Dublin point denies Micko’s men

    first_imgHome Sport GAA Leinster Final Memory: Heartbreak for Laois in 2005 as late Dublin point… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook Laois supporters Jason Ward, Portarlington, and Eoin Dunne, Portlaoise,“The Laois followers assembled in such numbers, anyone travelling through the county yesterday must have felt they only had tumbleweed for company,” wrote Vincent Hogan in the Irish Independent the next day.“Yet the team never found a palpable rhythm.”“We played terrible football in the first half,” said Mick O’Dwyer afterwards. “Just weren’t contesting the ball. We were playing it too short. We absolutely played tripe and nobody can say otherwise. The players were totall dead. I can’t understand that.Laois supporters Eamon Sheehan, Portlaoise and Mick Donohoe from DurrowTom Kelly competes for this ball against Bryan Cullen“Today was a cracking game of football. I think ’twas great for spectators. It’s Dublin’s home ground whether they like it or not. They had the Hill behind them today in full voice.“It was a great atmosphere. But to lose by a point ’twas crucifixion.”Dublin went on to lose to Tyrone after a replay in the All Ireland quarter-final while Laois bounced back with a Qualifier win over Derry before bowing out against Armagh.SCORERS – Dublin: Tomas Quinn 0-4 (three frees, one ’45), Bryan Cullen 0-3, Jason Sherlock 0-2, Conal Keaney, Stephen O’Shaughnessy, Ciaran Whelan, Alan Brogan and Colin Moran 0-1 each. Laois: Ross Munnelly 0-5 (two frees), Chris Conway 0-4 (two frees), Donie Brennan and Noel Garvan 0-2 eachLAOIS: Fergal Byron; Aidan Fennelly, Darren Rooney, Joe Higgins; Colm Begley, Tom Kelly, Padraig McMahon; Padraig Clancy, Noel Garvan; Ross Munnelly, Barry Brennan, Billy Sheehan; Chris Conway, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Beano McDonald. Subs: Donie Brennan for B Brennan, Mark Dunne for McDonald, Derek Conroy for RooneyDUBLIN: Stephen Cluxton; Paul Griffin, Paddy Christie, Stephen O’Shaughnessy; Coman Goggins, Barry Cahill, Paul Casey; Ciaran Whelan, Shane Ryan; Colin Moran, Alan Brogan, Bryan Cullen; Jason Sherlock, Conal Keaney, Tomas Quinn. Subs: Peadar Andrews for Christie, Senan Connell for Goggins, Darren Homan for RyanSEE ALSO – Leinster Final Memory: Laois undone by Meath in 1991 WhatsApp 17 July 2005; Joe Higgins, Laois, retrieves the ball on the end line in the last minute of injury time before Dublin’s Tomas Quinn kicked the resulting “45” to win the game for Dublin by one point. Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Football Championship Final, Dublin v Laois, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ciara Lyster / SPORTSFILE This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 22, 2018, ahead of that year’s Leinster final. Back in the mid 2000s, big games in Croke Park were the definition of days out in the summer for Laois football supporters.While the hysteria of 2003 was never fully replicated, there was still a huge following and interest – which ramped up even more for a Leinster final. TAGS2005Laois senior footballersLaois v DublinLeinster Final Memory Facebook Electric Picnic The senior game was a classic. With Dublin back in the final for the first time in three years and in the first season of Paul Caffrey’s management, over 82,000 packed into Croke Park, the biggest crowd of any game during those years.While the 2004 final against Westmeath is often referenced by supporters as the one that got away, this one against Dublin was probably more of a missed opportunity.Wins over Offaly – when a late Ross Munnelly goal secured the win – and big triumph over Kildare ensured Laois’s final place. News For the third year running, Laois made the trip to Croke Park for Leinster final day and on each occasion they also had the minors playing in the curtain raiser.It was such a golden, glorious era – and that Sunday in July got off to the ideal start with the minors getting the better of Offaly. Pinterest Leinster Final Memory: Heartbreak for Laois in 2005 as late Dublin point denies Micko’s men By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th March 2020 Previous articleFr Paddy: This will call for great resilience of mind and heartNext article2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough and a split in FF LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Laois recovered from a poor start and a bad first half which saw them trail 0-7 to 0-2 at the break.But Laois put in a fantastic second-half showing, drawing level by the 52nd minute and then going two up late on.But Dublin rallied again and two late long-range frees from Tomas Quinn got Dublin over the line. In a marked difference from their routine Leinster final wins in recent years, the Dublin supporters streamed onto the field afterwards.It was a turning point in the province. That was the first of Dublin’s five in a row and they’ve since won 13 out of the last 14.Barry Brennan in action against Barry Cahill Electric Picnic Twitter Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

  • BMO pot financing marks policy shift for Canadian banks

    first_imgCanadian Press Keywords Investment banking,  CannabisCompanies Bank of Montreal Goldman Sachs’ profits more than double, despite pandemic Related news Morgan Stanley shutters Calgary office: report Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img The Bank of Montreal’s (BMO) participation in a major financing deal for licensed marijuana producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada’s biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector.Canopy, Canada’s biggest licensed cannabis producer, announced Wednesday that BMO Capital Markets and GMP Securities were leading its $175-million bought deal offering of roughly five million shares. Until now, Canadian banks have been reluctant to service the country’s burgeoning marijuana industry, leaving smaller banks and financial institutions to cash in on pot companies’ financing and commercial banking needs.However, the legislative landscape in Canada is changing rapidly as the federal and provincial governments gear up for legalization of cannabis for recreational use by this summer, and pot stocks have seen significant gains over the past year in anticipation.But BMO’s participation in the Canopy deal comes as lawmakers crack down south of the border — where many of Canada’s big banks have ties — on marijuana, which remains illegal in the U.S. under federal law.Attorney-General Jeff Sessions earlier this month rescinded an Obama-era memo that suggested that federal lawmakers would not intervene in states where the drug is legal, allowing legalization to flourish. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Pot company must pay dealer, court findslast_img read more

  • Victorian Premier issues statement 22 November

    first_imgVictorian Premier issues statement 22 November VIC PremierThree months ago, Victoria had 4293 active cases. Today we have one.It’s an incredible achievement. And the clearest evidence there is of our determination to not only get on top of this virus – but to squash it.Back then, the goal – the hope – was something a little more ‘normal’ for Christmas.Today, because of the efforts of every Victorian, that’s exactly what we’ve been able to achieve.For those keen to get on and plan how many seats there’ll be around the table, I won’t waste another second.Today we can confirm you’ll be able to host up to 30 people in your home for Christmas Day. Babies under 12 months won’t count towards the cap.This change will come into effect from 11.59pm, 13 December, just in time for catch-ups, and Christmas barbies – and for our Jewish communities, the closing days of Hanukkah.We’re also able to confirm some more immediate changes.From 11:59pm tonight, the number of visitors to your home will increase from two to 15 per day.That can be split across different times – ten for lunch, and five for dinner – as long as people are sticking to a total of 15.Outdoor gatherings in a public place – the park, the beach – will increase to 50.For those couples who’ve had to delay their special day, weddings will increase to 150 people. The same number will apply to funerals and religious ceremonies indoors.There’ll be changes for our hospitality sector too.For smaller venues, the density limit will change to one person for every two square metres – up to 50 customers. QR code record keeping will be mandatory. For bigger venues, the density limit will stay the same, but the cap will increase to 150. Total venue capacity will also rise to 300.Cinemas, galleries and museums will also be able to host up to 150 people indoors.And in good news for community clubs, contact and non-contact sports can begin for adults as well as kids – 150 people indoors with a group size of up to 20 and 500 outdoors with groups of up to 50.Organisers will also be able to apply to host a public event. Different requirements and rules will need to apply, depending on whether it’s a school fete or a major sporting match.We’re also able to begin a phased approach for staff heading back to the office. From 30 November, up to 25 per cent of workers will be able to attend onsite.I want to be clear though – unless you’re one of those people nominated by your employer – you need to keep working from home.We’re also making some changes to the rules around masks.In short, you’ll still need to wear one when you’re indoors and on public transport – and where you can’t keep your distance.But if you’re outdoors and you can keep a safe distance, masks will no longer be mandatory.For example, you’ll still need to keep your mask on if you’re at a busy outdoor market – or in line for a snag at your local Bunnings.If you’re headed for a quiet stroll around the neighbourhood, you won’t need to wear a mask – but you will need to carry one, in case the situation changes.I know for some people, they’ll think this is too slow and still too restrictive.But the point is, masks are a small sacrifice that help keep all of us safe.And as we’ve been reminded so recently, all it takes is one case before you’ve got a much bigger outbreak.We’ll have more to say about what a “COVIDSafe Summer” will look like in the next few weeks – and in line with what our public health experts are telling us is safe.For now, though, I want to thank Victorians.Getting here was by no means guaranteed. But we did it. You did it.It’s been a long, hard winter.Now, it’s time to enjoy the sun. /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:AusPol, Australia, babies, beach, Bunnings, community, Effect, Government, market, Outbreak, Premier, public health, public transport, religious, school, sports, sun, Transport, Victorialast_img read more

  • Labor’s $50 million Neglected Schools Fund will fix schools Liberals have ignored

    first_imgLabor’s $50 million Neglected Schools Fund will fix schools Liberals have ignored Tasmanian LaborToo many schools languishing on priority upgrade lists for too longNeglected Schools Fund will help clear unacceptable backlogGutwein Government shamelessly politicised school infrastructure and failed to deliverA Majority Labor Government will allocate $50 million in a Neglected Schools Fund to repair and rebuild critical school infrastructure that has been disgracefully ignored by the Liberals for the past seven years.Labor Leader Rebecca White said it was unacceptable that the Liberals had made significant promises but utterly failed at delivery on new schools and existing school infrastructure since coming to government in 2014.“This $50 million fund will deliver the schools that Tasmanian kids and their families need and deserve,” Ms White said.“Under Peter Gutwein, who has been the Treasurer across the entire seven years of the Liberals, this government has made an art form of making announcements around new schools and fixing existing schools and then totally failing to deliver.“Under the Liberal Government schools around Tasmania have been overlooked for urgent upgrades and repairs – schools like Montello Primary, Clarence High, Deloraine High, Lauderdale Primary, Risdon Vale Primary and Taroona Primary have been languishing on the Department of Education infrastructure priority list for many years.“A Majority Labor Government will match all existing new school builds and major upgrades and provide an additional $50 million Neglected Schools Fund to help clear the backlog of Priority One infrastructure upgrades.”Ms White said Labor would also properly fund the Sorell School upgrade after the Liberals over-promised and under-delivered.“Sorell was on the Priority One list in 2017 and the Liberals are yet to deliver on their underfunded promise. Labor will provide an additional $15 million to finally give the community the school facilities it needs, including a gym and upgraded performing arts centre.”Shadow Education Minister Josh Willie said Labor had a strong record delivering quality new Child and Family Centres, major school rebuilds and new schools while the Gutwein Government had shamelessly politicised school infrastructure with promises that are yet to be delivered.“A Majority Labor Government will make the school infrastructure process fairer and get the program back on track,” Mr Willie said.“Despite not delivering one new school during their time in office, the Liberals have made schools a political football.“That’s not OK and it’s not OK that there are schools that have been languishing on the Priority One list for many years.“These are schools that are in disrepair. They have major issues with fundamental facilities like capacity, plumbing and toilets, soundproofing and leaking roofs that should have been taken care of years ago.“Imagine how frustrating that is for these communities when they see their schools in urgent need of repairs – and nothing happens.“That will end under a Labor Government.”Rebecca White MPLabor LeaderJosh Willie MLCShadow Education Minister /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:Arts, bathroom, community, Deloraine, education, Family, football, Government, infrastructure, Lauderdale, Minister, quality, school, Sorell, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassielast_img read more

  • Historian, Author Howard Zinn To Discuss Immigration At CU-Boulder Event

    first_imgHistorian, writer and social activist Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States,” will speak about illegal immigration and other issues at the University of Colorado at Boulder. CU-Boulder’s Cultural Events Board is sponsoring the talk, which will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center. The event “Who You Callin’ an Alien, Pilgrim?” is free and open to the public. “Zinn will emphasize that it is important to tell human history from all perspectives to get a more complete and less biased view of our past,” said Shelby Myers, advertising and media director for the events board. “History may be written by the conquerors, but it can be told – and should be heard – by everyone.” Born in 1922 into a family of Jewish immigrants living in Brooklyn, N.Y., Zinn was a B-17 bombardier during World War II, an experience that deeply shaped his personal beliefs about the nature of war. Since the 1960s, he has been at the forefront of anti-war and civil rights movements. No signs or recording devices will be allowed in the audience. Audience members will be allowed to use flash photography during the first 10 minutes of Zinn’s talk. For more information about the Cultural Events Board or upcoming events visit www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/ceb. Published: Nov. 15, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

  • Pushing Boundaries: Caricatures satirized 18th-century bawdy women

    first_img Published: Jan. 25, 2017 Thomas Rowlandson, British (1756–1827), The Poll, c. 1784, Impression I, etching with hand coloring, 11 ½ x 13 ¾ inches plate. Image courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Anonymous, British, Inconvenience of Dress, 1786, etching and engraving with hand coloring, 10 ¼ x 8 inches sheet. Image courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.Raucous physical humor and over-the-top visual comedy are featured at the CU Art Museum in an exhibit of British caricatures and satires made in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Bawdy humor was frequently used in images to poke fun at the political follies and social foibles of royals, politicians, entertainers, and men and women of fashion. This form of humor was especially cutting when used to critique the behavior of accomplished women, whose growing prominence and engagement in the public sphere elicited the criticism of commentators and drew the attention of graphic satirists. Featuring a selection of prints from Yale University’s Lewis Walpole Library, the Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women exhibit offers a view into the manners of an era over 200 years ago, revealing parallels between the 18th century and today.The Bawdy Bodies exhibit will run from Feb. 2 through June 24 at the CU Art Museum. For more information, visit the CU Art Museum website.Hope Saska, curator at the CU Art Museum, talks about what the exhibit reveals about that time.Characterized by comically grotesque figures performing lewd and vulgar actions, what was going on in 18th-century Britain that led to such cartoons and satirical artwork?There was relative freedom of the British press and a developing cult of celebrity and familiarity with political figures and stage celebrities. Then you have the Revolutionary War in America and the French Revolution, and these moments of upheaval spawn images of the great anxiety they had about political and social changes in contemporary life and culture. Humor allowed the people of the time to explore and examine an unnerving time.Why were scandals, dalliances and affairs of the royals such rich fodder for the satirists?Certainly, the upper elites of society understood that there were dalliances among royals  however, the position of royalty was in question. For example, Wiliam Dent’s caricature about the Duke of Clarence’s affair with stage actress Dorothy Jordan critiques behavior unbecoming of a royal. The satire shows group of women examining a chamber pot and discussing the affair. In England, “jordan” was also a slang term for a chamber pot and this becomes a very rude joke. They’re saying, ‘Maybe the Duke needs a new Jordan.’ These prints circulated among wealthy people who lived in London. Some people wrote to caricaturists asking them to satirize certain individuals, including women, to defame their reputation. Occasionally male politicians requested to be included in caricatures, because if you were important enough to be put in a caricature then you must be a person with power. Unlike men, women had no recourse to their representation in satire. Why were these graphic caricatures and satires especially critical of accomplished women?I think they didn’t know quite what to do with women. On the one hand, there’s a conversation about what a moral education should be for a woman and there was a belief that women shouldn’t have the same education as men. Women in the exhibition are ridiculed for being interested in politics and also for being too interested in fashion. Women were becoming politically and socially more visible in a way they hadn’t been, so the caricatures reflect that anxiety.What will people see in this exhibit?A: A selection of prints from the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University that represent  the different ways women were depicted in caricatures and satires. We have sections dedicated to women of fashion, women who were interested in gambling (gambling was a popular pastime in the 18th century), women who were artists and intellectuals. We also have a fascinating collection of books from University Library’s Special Collections & Archives, including books written by women on female education. There is a slideshow to contextualize some of the characters. There’s a lot to take in!What finally ended the era of this kind of satire? Was it when the pendulum swung to the Victorian sensibility?By about 1815, the world of satirical prints had changed. Some satirists had passed on and the advent of the magazine fundamentally changed the world of publishing and circulation. There was a general social and cultural shift leading up to the Victorian era with the end of the Napoleonic era and the beginning of the reign of George IV. Times changed.What are the parallels between the 18th century and today?We are still concerned about understanding social roles and the line between celebrity and politics, and where those two categories overlap. Carrying over into today, you have leading fashion women we look at as role models. We have that same interest in knowing the latest gossip. What message do you want people to take away from seeing this exhibit?A lot of the themes and concepts are relevant to the way we see ourselves today. There’s an implicit direction to think about how we represent political and cultural figures today in the media. There’s a lot here that will resonate with our own cultural experience. It’s also a way to showcase artworks that aren’t always on museum walls. For a long time, caricatures were considered lowbrow. This is an avenue for people to learn about the 18th century and reflect upon parallels to today. Categories:Pushing BoundariesCampus Communitylast_img read more

  • David Galzignato Appointed General Manager & Senior Winemaker at Provenance Vineyards…

    first_imgHome Industry News Releases David Galzignato Appointed General Manager & Senior Winemaker at Provenance Vineyards in…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessDavid Galzignato Appointed General Manager & Senior Winemaker at Provenance Vineyards in Napa ValleyBy Press Release – March 29, 2018 207 0 TAGSDavid GalzignatopeopleProvenance Vineyards Linkedin Share Facebook Previous articleMatthew Owings Joins Rombauer Vineyards as Chief Financial OfficerNext articleProvenance Vineyards Introduces New Carneros Chardonnay Press Release Twitter AdvertisementDavid Galzignato, photo by Julia PerezNapa, Calif. (March 29, 2018) – David Galzignato is returning to Napa, where he gained favorable notice while helping craft wines at several iconic wineries, as the newly appointed Senior Winemaker and General Manager at Rutherford’s Provenance Vineyards.Most recently he has served as Winemaker at boutique winery Jada Vineyards in Paso Robles, making wines from the Willow Creek district that critics describe as “bold yet refined”.Earlier, his Napa pedigree includes time at Charles Krug, Lewis Cellars and Paraduxx.  After graduating from UC Davis with degrees in both Viticulture and Enology as well as Italian, the Hayward native moved to Italy and gained experience in the cellar before returning and working with Columbia Crest in Washington.That wide range of experience, he says, led him to a winemaking style best described as “living on the edge between classic and contemporary,” combining modern techniques with an appreciation for well- established techniques that stand the test of time.  While at Charles Krug, he worked with legendary consulting winemaker Denis Malbec, where he gained insights from Malbec’s time as Maître de Chai at Chateau Latour.In Paso Robles, his wines have been called “dense and seductive, yet still balanced, integrated and refined” and he is looking forward to exploring Rutherford and the array of vineyards he’ll have access to for Provenance.  “I have always felt at home in Napa Valley.  Harvest 2018 will be my 21st vintage focusing on Estate and vineyard designate varietal focused wines.  I’m excited by what the Provenance winery, vineyards and team have to offer.”Provenance currently produces estate and single vineyard expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malbec Rosé, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Fortitude, a limited release Cabernet Sauvignon showcase for Napa appellations.  About Provenance VineyardsThe name Provenance, taken from the French word for “origin” or “source,” is the true identity of a wine.  We believe great wines are made from great vineyards and our mission is to craft wines from vineyards that show unique and exceptional qualities.   Located in Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley, we feel our vineyard sources and our Cabernet Sauvignon-led portfolio are second to none. Because Provenance Matters.Learn more at www.provenancevineyards.comAdvertisement ReddIt Pinterest Emaillast_img read more

  • More Govt Land Surveyors to Receive Training

    first_imgRelatedWindsor Heights Residents accessing steady potable Water Supply More Govt Land Surveyors to Receive TrainingJIS 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 RelatedClimate Change Consultations Get Underway Today Jamaica’s expertise in cadastral land surveying and mapping is to be further enhanced, as 10 more government land surveyors are to receive advanced training in this area, courtesy of the Government of the Republic of (South) Korea.Korea’s Charge d’Affaires in Jamaica, Kimo Lim, made the announcement, during Friday’s (February 14) titling ceremony for land settlement lots in St. Ann, St. Mary, and Portland, at the St. Mary Parish Church Hall in Port Maria.Mr. Lim said the 10 additional surveyors, who are still to be selected, will be invited to Korea in April to undergo a period of training. They will bring to 25 the number of surveyors benefitting from this provision.He indicated that the first 15 participants the Korean training programme, did so under the just concluded Cadastral Mapping and Land Titling Project, jointly undertaken by the governments of both countries.Mr. Lim said based on this collaboration, “we believe and expect Jamaica to be a leading country in the field of land management in the Caribbean region.”Meanwhile, Prime Minister, the Most Hon, Portia Simpson Miller, who also spoke at the ceremony, said significant accruable benefits to Jamaica under the project, over the long term, include the provision of certificates of title for land settlements, and enhanced expertise in cadastral land surveying and mapping.The 11-month project, undertaken between March 2013 and February 2014, facilitated the surveying of 1000 lots at land settlements in St. Ann, St. Mary, and Portland, and preparation and delivery of 520 certificates of title, 124 of which have been transferred to beneficiaries. Seventy of these were presented to residents on Friday.The initiative was a collaboration involving the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change; National Land Agency (NLA); and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), which provided over US$2 million ($200 million) in grant fund financing.It facilitated the process under the Ministry’s Land Administration and Management Programme (L.A.M.P.), with technical expertise provided by the Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC).“This is a good example of what we can achieve if we pool resources. The Government of Jamaica is grateful for this project…which addresses the challenges (associated with) producing titles in the land settlements. It has delivered needed improvements in our technical capacity for cadastral surveying,” Mrs. Simpson Miller pointed out.Meanwhile, Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, pointed out that land ownership is a “key element” in developing thriving, sustainable communities “where employment and educational opportunities exist, and where crime is reduced.”“We will, therefore, constantly seek innovative ways to make the process of land ownership simpler and (affordable), so that as many persons as possible can get a registered title. For any programme of rural development to succeed, the matter of land and its ownership must be a priority,” he stated.Mr. Lim also pointed out that land registration is “fundamental for efficient development and dynamic activity.”“Land registration is essential to the prosperity of any country. Korea acknowledges the reality that land registration can foster the economic enhancement of Jamaican citizens. It is this fact that initiated this project,” he stated. More Govt Land Surveyors to Receive Training EnvironmentFebruary 15, 2014Written by: Douglas Mcintosh FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Photo: Michael ShawPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (left); commends an elated Uriah Bell of Eden Park, St. Mary, as she presents him with a certificate of title during Friday’s (February 14) land titling ceremony, jointly hosted by the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change; National Land Agency (NLA); and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), at the St. Mary Parish Church Hall, Port Maria, St. Mary. The Prime Minister was the guest speaker and Mr. Bell was one of 70 residents of land settlements in St. Ann, St. Mary, and Portland, who received titles under the Cadastral Mapping and Land Titling Project. Story HighlightsJamaica’s expertise in cadastral land surveying and mapping is to be further enhanced, as 10 more government land surveyors are to receive advanced training in this area, courtesy of the Government of the Republic of (South) Korea.Korea’s Charge d’Affaires in Jamaica, Kimo Lim, made the announcement, during Friday’s (February 14) titling ceremony for land settlement lots in St. Ann, St. Mary, and Portland, at the St. Mary Parish Church Hall in Port Maria.Meanwhile, Prime Minister, the Most Hon, Portia Simpson Miller, who also spoke at the ceremony, said significant accruable benefits to Jamaica under the project, over the long term, include the provision of certificates of title for land settlements, and enhanced expertise in cadastral land surveying and mapping. RelatedGovernment Launches $200M Bottle Recycling Project Advertisementslast_img read more

  • While some panic, Tiger patient amid early struggles

    first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – When it comes to Tiger Woods, patience is in short supply. Fans want to see the guy who won 14 majors in 11 seasons and reigned as the world No. 1 for a staggering 683 weeks over the course of his career. The media pines for the once-in-a-generation player who transcends sport. And certainly those who pay his appearance fees, which according to various sources easily exceeded seven figures for this week’s stop in Dubai, anxiously await the man who made red and black on Sundays a staple. The collective wants it all, be it the 2000 or ’05 versions of TW, and they want it now. It speaks volumes that it sometimes seems the only person with any patience when it comes to Woods’ current comeback is Tiger himself. Woods has admitted in the past to being antsy, particularly off the course, and he has a history of ignoring doctor’s orders when it comes to his competitive fortunes. But this time has been different. Following multiple back procedures after the 2015 season, Woods watched all of the official ’16 season from his couch. Even when it appeared he was poised for a comeback he slow played his return, withdrawing from the Safeway Open last fall. And on Thursday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, when everything that could go wrong did go wrong, Woods remained a singular voice of reason – patience, even. Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Articles, photos and videos “I’m fighting my ass off to try and shoot a score,” he said after an opening 5-over 77 left him a dozen strokes off the lead. “I’m trying to get back to even par, and once I get back to even par, try and get 1 or 2 under. Just try and creep my way back.” After two early bogeys at Nos. 10 and 12 – he started his day on the outward loop – Woods remained upbeat, telling caddie Joe LaCava that even par at the turn was the goal. He figured he could make up ground on his second nine and close the gap on the leaders. “It just never materialized. I never did it,” he shrugged. Woods turned in 40 strokes after finding a water hazard, which is easier than you’d think to do in this desert, short of the 18th green. Of the 66 players in the early wave, Woods was beating just two of them, and things didn’t get any better after that. He failed to birdie the par-5 third after a poor chip shot. In fact, he played Emirates Golf Club’s four par 5s in 2 over par. Woods missed one of his best birdie chances of the day when his 20-footer at the fourth slipped by on the high side, and three-putted the fifth hole for bogey. There was some solace for Woods in that he hit 10 of 14 fairways on an increasingly windy day, which was a vast improvement over his 4-of-14 performance on Day 1 last week at Torrey Pines. But he struggled with the pace of the greens on his way to 33 putts. “I just could not hit the putts hard enough. I left every putt short,” Woods said. “What I thought was down grain, downwind, would be quick, downhill, and I still came up short. Into the wind, uphill putts into the grain, I put a little more hinge on it going back to try to get a little more hit to it and it still didn’t work.” It’s not as though Woods was thrilled with his worst round in eight starts in Dubai, as evidenced by his body language on the 18th hole – his ninth – after hitting a 100-yard wedge shot 98 yards and into a water hazard, or when officials told Woods’ group to pick up the pace on the sixth hole. But all things considered, Woods remained focused on the bigger picture – which includes refining his game in time for the Masters and staying clear of the disabled list if not the trainer’s table. “I wasn’t in pain at all. I was just trying to hit shots and I wasn’t doing a very good job,” Woods said. “At the end I finally hit some good ones but the damage had already been done.” The only damage on Day 1 seemed to be to his confidence following another over-par round to begin a tournament – he opened with a 76 at the Farmers Insurance Open. That he’s scheduled to tee off Friday afternoon with a shamal forecast to bring winds of 30 mph likely won’t help that outlook. But of all the things that are in short supply for Woods these days, a reliable driver and consistent touch on the greens topping the list, it’s an abundance of patience that might be his greatest asset. Instagram nation understandably wants the guy who for so long was virtually unbeatable, but on this the only real authority is Woods, who seems content with the notion that this come back will likely take some time.last_img read more