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  • Troopers arrest Nunapitchuk man suspected of shooting village police officer while escaping

    first_imgCrime & Courts | Southwest | WesternTroopers arrest Nunapitchuk man suspected of shooting village police officer while escapingMarch 17, 2021 by Greg Kim, KYUK – Bethel Share:Nunapitchuk, Alaska. (State of Alaska photo)State troopers, working with Bethel police, arrested a man they say shot a village police officer while escaping from the Nunapitchuk public safety building.A trooper dispatch identified the shooter as Daris Larson, 37, of Nunapitchuk. After escaping, he fled to Bethel on a snowmachine, where he was arrested on March 16 around 8 p.m. Charges against Larson have yet to be determined.Troopers from Bethel had responded to Nunapitchuk and were actively searching for the suspect while village residents of the village are asked to remain at home.The VPO, whose name has not yet been released, was medevaced to Bethel and is reportedly in stable condition.Share this story:last_img read more

  • Powerhouse Vocalist Darlene Love Talks Steve Van Zandt and Her New…

    first_imgMusicPowerhouse Vocalist Darlene Love Talks Steve Van Zandt and Her New AlbumWith two sold-out shows at the Whisky this weekend, the 20 Feet From Stardom singer is introducing herself to a new audienceBy Craig Byrd – September 17, 2015815ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItBette Midler calls Darlene Love “one of the greatest voices in all of pop music.” Though her new CD is called Introducing Darlene Love, it can be argued that Love, who first came to prominence with “He’s a Rebel” in 1962, needs no introduction. She appeared every December on David Letterman’s show to sing her classic song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” She also memorably took to the Oscar stage when 20 Feet From Stardom won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Love took time between appearances at the Grammy Museum and her shows at Whisky A Go Go (September 18, 20) to talk about the new album, producer Steve Van Zandt, and the 30 years it took to make this record.Steve Van Zandt recently said it took him 30 years to honor the commitment he made to you to produce this album. What took so long?So much going on! My career and his career, and Bruce Springsteen is his boss. Bruce said they’d go on tour for a couple months, but it was a couple years. It is just time. I’m the type of person that believes the right time is the time when it happens.Did it seem like a hollow promise, or did you think this would actually happen?I did think it would happen. I always felt that after Phil Spector, Steve Van Zandt was probably the only person who could record me and make me sound like the Darlene Love I know and the Darlene Love Stevie loved. I didn’t know it would take this long, but I was willing to wait. It wasn’t like I was bored sitting around for 30 years waiting for him.Van Zandt said that hearing you sing “Marvelous” at a gig prompted him to say it was time to get in the studio. Can you elaborate?We were working at B.B. King’s in New York and we did “Marvelous.” That night after the show he said, “What are you doing tomorrow?” I said, “We have a day off.” He said, “No you don’t, you’re coming to the studio.” It was one of the quickest songs we did. The band and I and the singers had been doing it for a long time.A song called “Last Time” on the album was originally written for Gary “U.S.” Bonds. But it seems like it could be autobiographical for you.Steve gave me that song when his mother passed and he wanted me to sing it at her funeral. I always loved that song. You can sing it for different reasons. The first time was for his mother. When I sang it for myself, it took on a different meaning. You bring what you are going through in life. Gary Bonds said the same thing. If you are a great singer and have feelings, you can bring different things to a song.Ronnie Spector work with the E Street Band in 1977. You’ve worked with them, Springsteen, and Van Zandt. What’s the appeal to those of you who came from the Phil Spector era?Bruce invited me to sing for the 20th Anniversary of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Man, does it get any better than this? I told Bruce after I came off stage, “It’s great working with the wall of sound again.” They know that sound. You can hear the voices clearer. You can hear the music clearer. That’s why I could wait for Steve. Most people who’ve heard me in person know how I sound, and that’s what Steven wanted to get.You appeared on Letterman’s show for 29 years doing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” It took 30 years to get this record out. What does it mean to you that one followed on the heels of the other ending?I always say there’s nothing new under the sun. As Steve says, the notes are the same. What can you do? Steve put everything but his blood into this one album, and that’s what makes it so great.Hearing the album it seems like the big screen, 70mm version of who you are. The epic Darlene Love film we’ve always waited for.You’re not the first person to say that. It’s my dream and Steven’s dream, and I believe that God is in it. He orchestrated something big. We all need more love. We all need more peace. We have to find it ourselves before we can help anyone else. I have no idea where it’s going, but I think it’s going to be great. TAGSDarlene LoveIntroducing Darlene LovePhil SpectorSteve Van ZandtWhisky A Go GoPrevious articleHere’s What Happened Behind the Scenes at Last Night’s Republican DebateNext articleScene It Before: Clifton’s CafeteriaCraig Byrd RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Lost Quotes: Looking Back on a Year of Music and Theatre with Tim Curry, Steve Van Zandt, Darlene Love, and MoreJuly’s Music Scene Is a Night Club Time MachineTake 3: Darlene Love’s Mexican Food Favoriteslast_img read more

  • News / Chassis ‘pool of pools’ will speed up box moves at ports of LA and Long Beach

    first_imgHowever, the diverse ownership of the chassis has had a hugely negative effect on port operations, with issues such as repositioning and lack of capacity contributing to the terrible congestion the ports have seen over the last year.However, the agreement between Direct ChassisLink Inc (DCLI), Flexi-Van Leasing Inc and TRAC Intermodal “clears the way for more efficient cargo operations by giving terminal operators and trucking companies at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles much more flexibility in obtaining chassis”.Three major chassis pools – Los Angeles Basin Pool, Direct Chassis Link Pool and Grand Alliance Chassis Pool – have all come together operationally.Philip Conners, executive vice-president of Flexi-Van Leasing, explained the previous problems to delegates at the recent TPM conference in Long Beach.“If you were a member of specific pool you could not use a chassis from another pool. A motor carrier would have to drop off one chassis at the terminal it was picked up from, and at the same pool area, and then go on to their next job which could be at a different terminal. This created a lot of extra movements which were not needed.“For the terminal operators, it now means they do not have to segregate the chassis from different pools any more.”DCLI chief executive Bill Shea added: “In one recent example, DCLI repositioned 300 chassis into the TTI terminal at the same time as LABP moved 285 chassis out of the terminal – that was 585 movements that should only have been 15.”The ‘pool of pools’, which has been approved by the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, will allow for complete interoperability of around 80,000 of the 100,000 chassis in the two ports, and Mr Shea predicted that more would follow.“Most of the others should join us – West Coast Chassis Pool (WCCP) already has a foot in the door, and I think once they are comfortable with it, they will want to come in. That would bring the total number up to 95,000.” Some 95% of the chassis in the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex are expected to eventually come under the management of a recently launched “pool of pools”.From the beginning of this month, the three largest chassis pools operating in the two ports formally began to jointly manage their fleets.The US is unique in the port industry through its use of independently owned chassis, or trailers, on which containers are hauled to and from ports. Previously, they had mostly been owned by shipping lines, which, coming under increasing financial pressure, decided it was a non-core business and have steadily been divesting ownership to leasing companies. By Gavin van Marle 18/03/2015last_img read more

  • News / Fury among Australian transport operators at Patrick’s new long-vehicle fee

    first_img Transport operators in Australia have warned of a coming “bloodbath” over spiralling fees levied by the country’s stevedores.In addition to rapidly escalating terminal access fees, previously known as infrastructure surcharges, a newly created “long-vehicle fee” by Patrick Terminals has been slammed as “a tax on productivity”.Introduced at Patrick’s Sydney and Brisbane terminals this month, the A$50 (US$38.80) levy applies to entry by HGVs over 26 metres in length.According to the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA), the fee would cost operators of higher productivity freight vehicles (HPVs) – capable of carrying four teu – between $36,000 and $108,000 a year.“This would net Patrick millions,” said CTAA director Neil Chambers, and said transport operators were “bewildered” by the new surcharge.“And this is unlikely to lead to transport operators curtailing the use of HPVs,” he added. “Transport operators large and small have invested significantly in these – costing upwards of $500,000 per vehicle combination – so their sunk costs are enormous.”Patrick CEO Michael Jovicic claimed the charge was needed because longer vehicles had a longer turn time, and require an extra worker per shift. Furthermore, he said, the terminal operator was following the government’s policy of encouraging rail and reducing road congestion.These claims have been contested by transport operators. ACFS Port Logistics, which operates container depots and a large fleet of trucks, said: “If this was not a revenue raising exercise for Patrick, it would engage with industry for mutually beneficial outcomes without charging customers and, ultimately Australian consumers, more for services.”ACFS added that, while it would like to utilise more rail services, it was rejected by Patrick for rail volumes between 100-400 teu per week.The company said it now allocated “single trucks for empty stack runs into the Patrick terminal, instead of HPVs” because of the new long-vehicle surcharge.“There are twice as many trucks on the road and in the terminal – how much sense does this make?”ACFS CEO Arthur Tzaneros said the fees charged by stevedores to load and unload cargo had risen by almost 500% across Australia since 2017, and adding the long-vehicle fee could cause “a bloodbath”.Figures from CTAA estimate the average terminal access fee in New South Wales, for example, surged from around $24 in 2017 to $121 this month.Mr Chambers said: “In reality, transport operators have been passing on those fees to freight forwarders, importers and exporters, sometimes with a margin on top to cover the added administration and cash-flow costs.“However, the long-vehicle fee directly attacks the only productivity advancements container transport operators have relied upon in recent years to stay efficient and competitive, and to be able to pass on some of those savings to their customers.” By Sam Whelan 19/03/2021last_img read more

  • New video of Everglades Mink could be crucial in learning more about species

    first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTags: evergladesminks Advertisement COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – New video of what scientists are calling an Everglades Mink could be crucial to learning more about them. Its a poorly understood, yet adorable creature that the Florida Fish ad Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying to learn more about. The photographer who took this video said that the Mink was captured on camera deep within the Fakahatchee State Preserve Park. “This issue is we literally do not know how many animals there are,” said Dr. Billy Gunnels, a biology professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. “The last paper I saw was from 2014, and it documented a Mink inside the gut of an alligator. That was the first positive confirmation the Mink was in the Everglades.” Before this video, the best information about the Everglades Mink came from a handful of pictures, and the remains of one found in an Alligator’s stomach.  Deal reached for major Everglades project April 23, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img $10k reward offered for information on Everglades National Park fires May 21, 2021 Officials want to know who’s responsible for several fires in the Everglades April 30, 2021 AdvertisementSo what can we tell from the video? Apparently, they’re not too afraid of Cottonmouths, one of Florida’s most venomous snakes. “So Minks will eat snakes,” Gunnels said. “Not commonly, but they will and a lot of predators will evaluate potential prey item.” More importantly, FWC, who have asked people to report sightings of them, can use this footage to better understand this rare relative of the weasel, ferret, and Mongoose.  WATCH: Crews battle 11,500-acre brush fire in the Everglades May 4, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

  • PowerShares Canada expands smart beta ETF suite

    first_imgIE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies Invesco Canada Ltd. center_img PowerShares Canada Tuesday announced the listing of three new smart beta ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). All three ETFs have now closed the initial offerings of units and will be available for trading on TSX when the market opens today. The new ETFs each employ the FTSE RAFI Fundamental Index strategy, which selects and weights constituents in the index based on four fundamental measures of size: the five-year averages for sales, cash flow and dividends, as well as current book value. “The strategy looks beyond the simplistic cap-weighted index to assess the true economic size of each company and weight it accordingly,” says Jamie Kingston, senior vice president, product management and development, Invesco Canada Ltd. “By breaking the link between price and portfolio weight, fundamental index strategies do not allow the market to dictate the weight a stock receives in an index.” PowerShares FTSE RAFI Canadian Small-Mid Fundamental Index ETF (TSX:PZC) is the first Canada-listed fundamental index ETF to provide exposure to Canadian small- and mid-cap companies. PZC seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the FTSE RAFI Canada Mid-Small Index. PZC invests, directly or indirectly, primarily in Canadian equity securities of small- and medium-sized companies. The FTSE RAFI Canada Mid-Small Index is comprised of the constituents from the FTSE Canada All Cap Index that are not constituents of the FTSE RAFI Canada 100 Index. PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. Fundamental Index ETF (TSX:PXS) seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the FTSE RAFI US 1000 Index. PXS invests, directly or indirectly, primarily in U.S. equity securities. The FTSE RAFI US 1000 Index is comprised of the 1,000 U.S. companies with the largest fundamental value that are included in the FTSE US All Cap Index. This strategy is also available for purchase in U.S. dollars, listed on TSX as PXS.U. PowerShares FTSE RAFI Global+ Fundamental Index ETF (TSX:PXG) seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the FTSE RAFI All World 3000 Index. PXG invests, directly or indirectly, primarily in companies with the highest fundamental weightings from across both developed and emerging markets globally. The FTSE RAFI All World 3000 Index is comprised of 3,000 developed- and emerging-market companies with the largest fundamental value that are included in the FTSE Global All Cap Index. This strategy is also available for purchase in U.S. dollars, listed on TSX as PXG.U. Toronto-based Invesco Canada Ltd. operates under three product brands: Trimark, Invesco and PowerShares.last_img read more

  • Account aggregation fintech focusing on advisor service

    first_imgThe former vice-president of wealth management at Desjardins will lead Wealthica’s efforts regarding advisors and institutional clients as the industry shifts toward open banking, said Wealthica CEO Simon Boulet.Wealthica’s aggregation engine links more than 100 Canadian investment institutions and portals, allowing investors to see all of their investment accounts in one place.The firm’s white label dashboard enables advisors to see all of their clients’ assets, even if they’re in multiple accounts.“The platform will be branded under the advisor’s company and gives them the opportunity to get the 360-degree view of the client’s portfolio, as long as the client grants access,” said Lemieux. “This will help advisors be able to give better advice because they can see all of the assets and where they lie.”While a basic version of the service is free for individual investors, advisors pay based on the number of clients or assets under management (AUM) in the platform.“On the fintech spectrum, Eric brings the ‘fin’ side of things,” said Boulet. “We’ve been focused on software, technology and building our application for the last few years. Eric’s addition to the team will allow us to invest more time with customers, financial institutions and future clients.” CETFA elects new board leader Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Appointments,  Leadership IE Staff PenderFund names new SVP for investments Related news TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Business partnership meeting. Picture businessmans handshake. Successful businessmen handshaking after good deal. Horizontal, blurred (Business partnership meeting. Picture businessmans handshake. Successful businessmen handshaking after good deal. Ho iStock Montreal-based Wealthica Financial Technology Inc. is expanding its focus to target advisors and institutional investors.In doing so, the privately-owned financial aggregation firm has appointed Eric Lemieux as chief revenue officer and added Lemieux to its board of directors.  Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

  • Former Australian Unity financial adviser banned for five years

    first_imgFormer Australian Unity financial adviser banned for five years ASIC has banned Christopher Chan, a former authorised representative of Australian Unity Personal Financial Services Limited, from providing financial services for five years.The banning follows an ASIC surveillance, which found that Mr Chan sent misleading and deceptive emails about superannuation to some clients in 2016. ASIC found that in doing so, Mr Chan contravened section 1041H of the Corporations Act.ASIC’s review of Mr Chan’s emails found that he advised clients to opt out of MySuper, claiming that the MySuper product had higher fees than the fee on their existing superannuation balances. However, this information was not correct for every client. Subsequent to Mr Chan sending the emails to clients, some members did not fully transition to MySuper and continued paying higher fees as a result.In providing this advice, ASIC found that Mr Chan failed to identify each client’s objectives, financial situation and needs, and base all judgements on each client’s relevant circumstances.ASIC also found that Mr Chan prioritised his company receiving commissions over the interests of his clients.During the initial course of ASIC’s enquiries in 2017 and 2018, Mr Chan failed to disclose the emails to his licensee or to ASIC. ASIC considers that Mr Chan was not adequately trained or competent to provide financial services, and that he was likely to contravene a financial services law in future.Financial advisers must not engage in misleading conduct in connection with financial products or services. Financial advisers must also prioritise their clients’ interests when providing personal advice. ASIC may ban an adviser if they lack the necessary competence to provide financial services.Mr Chan has the right to appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of ASIC’s decision.Mr Chan’s banning has been recorded on the Financial Advisers Register and the Banned and Disqualified Persons Register. ASIC’s Moneysmart website has useful information for consumers whose advisers have been banned.BackgroundUnder the Government’s Stronger Super reforms, a member’s accrued default amounts of superannuation were to be transferred to a MySuper fund by 1 July 2017, unless a member opted out of the transfer. An accrued default amount is the amount of a member’s superannuation interests where the member has not given the fund trustee any direction about the investment option to be applied, or that is invested in the fund’s default investment option. MySuper products are intended to be simpler and have lower fees and costs.Mr Chan was an authorised representative of:Australian Unity Personal Financial Services Limited between 15 July 2016 and 4 April 2019.Infocus Securities Australia Pty Ltd between 5 April 2019 and 1 September 2020. /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:ASIC, Australia, Australian, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, ban, Financial Advisers Register, financial services, future, Government, Investment, law, super, superannuation, surveillance, websitelast_img read more

  • Canadian Cider Takes Top Prize at Dan Berger International Cider Awards

    first_imgTwitter ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Canadian Cider Takes Top Prize at Dan Berger International Cider AwardsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessCanadian Cider Takes Top Prize at Dan Berger International Cider AwardsBy Press Release – May 17, 2017 56 0 Share Pinterest TAGSCiderConsumerDan Berger International Cider CompetitionSea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse Linkedin Facebook AdvertisementNearly 200 Ciders from across the globe were judged at the second annual Dan Berger International Cider Competition with the “Bittersweet” from Sea Cider Ciderhouse winning the Sweepstakes Award(Santa Rosa, California)—“Bittersweet” from Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse in British Columbia took the Sweepstakes Award for best cider at the Second Annual Dan Berger International Cider Competition (DBICC). The traditional English style cider is produced from apples grown in the Sea Cider’s own orchards. The Sea Cider Bittersweet beat out nearly 200 other ciders entered into the competition held in Sonoma County, California on May 5th.The DBICC also awarded Best of Class medals in the following categories:Common Cider —SweetBROOKLYN CIDER HOUSE KINDA SWEETTraditional Cider—DryEVE’S CIDERY 2015 DARLING CREEKSpanish Style CiderBEREZIATUA GOURMET EDITIONHerbed/Hopped/Spiced CiderMARCH FIRST BREWING DRY HOPPED CIDERFruit CiderFOXCRAFT HARD CIDER BLOOD ORANGEPear CiderFOX CRAFT HARD CIDER PEARDessert/Iced/Pommeau2 TOWNS CIDEROUSE 2014 POMMEAUThe Sweepstakes Award Sea Cider Bittersweet is made from a selection of traditional bittersweet cider apples including Dabinett and Yarlington Mills. Off dry and rich in tannin, the Sea Cider Bittersweet impressed the judges with its rich yet balanced style and a complexity that results from use of well-cultivated traditional cider apples. Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse is located in Saanichton, British Columbia.“We were thrilled by the diversity of styles of cider we saw at the competition this second year,” said Tom Wark, director of the DBICC. “No doubt this had much to do with the fact that we had entries from 20 different states and four different countries, which is a testament to the growing popularity of cider in the American marketplace.”The DBICC strives to raise the visibility of the best ciders sold in the American marketplace. Founded by Dan Berger, the Dean of American wine competitions and directed by Tom Wark, publisher of The Cider Journal, the DBICC accepted entries in 12 categories that were judged by cider and orchard professionals.All the medal winners can be viewed at http://www.dbiwc.com/results/cider/_2017_Resultslist.phpAdvertisement Email Previous articlee-Motion Fashion & Photography Art Featured at Madrigal Wine Tasting Salon and Gallery in Sausalito Winery Continues Bay Area California Artist SeriesNext articleVilla Maria Launches Open Another World Campaign and U.S. Summer Tour Press Releaselast_img read more

  • Powerful Line-Up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Fifth Anniversary Women of…

    first_imgPinterest Share Facebook Previous articleDiscover New Products and Innovations from L.J. StarNext articleCome See the Newly Redesigned Filter: MFTC 04A Press Release Email AdvertisementIndustry leaders gather at alcohol beverage’s most sought-after conference to empower and advance womenNovember 15, 2018 (New York, NY) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for its Fifth Anniversary Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, held March 11-13, in Napa, CA.The event, held during Women’s History Month, is a gathering of industry professionals dedicated to fostering, celebrating, and inspiring women’s leadership in the alcohol beverage industry and will feature speakers and topics focused on the unique issues and opportunities women in the alcohol beverage industry face. Keynote Speakers include a line-up of notable women across all sectors of alcohol beverage, as well as diversity and inclusion corporate consultants.Keynote Speakers Include:Jennifer Brown, Founder, President & CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting – “Finding Your Voice in the Workplace”Ana Ines Mendy, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc. – “The Business Imperative for Gender Diversity”(Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Members participated in the 2018 Women in the Workplace Study published by McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.org which included analysis of the Alcohol Beverage industry for the first time.)Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret), Leadership Speaker/Author – “A.R.M.E.D.: How to Attract, Recruit, Mentor, Evolve and Develop the Next Generation of Leaders”Danica Patrick, Proprietor, Somnium Wine & Retired Race Car Driver – “Dream Big: Crushing Gender Barriers at High Speed”Other confirmed speakers taking the stage during General Session include industry leaders such as: Greg Akins, President & COO, Wine Warehouse; Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association; Heather Cox, Co-Founder & President, Certify My Company; Joe Essa, President, Wolfgang Puck & Chair of National Restaurant Association; Stephanie Gallo, Vice President of Marketing, E.& J. Gallo Winery; Dan Heller, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; Jan Jones Blackhurst, EVP, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Caesars Entertainment; Rhonda Kallman, Founder & CEO, Boston Harbor Distillery, LLC; Susan Kostrzewa, Executive Editor, Wine Enthusiast Media; Steve Sprinkle, Vice President, U.S. Sales, E. & J. Gallo Winery; Adam Strum, Chairman, Wine Enthusiast Companies & Editor and Publisher, Wine Enthusiast Magazine; and Barkley Stuart, Executive Vice President, Director, Government Affairs, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Chairman of the Board, WSWA; among others still to be announced.“Thanks to the support of our corporate members, individual members and the leadership of our Advisory Board, we anticipate yet another sold-out event,” said Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits, Deborah Brenner. “The annual symposium is our flagship event but we have activities all year-round working hard to achieve our mission and make a positive impact on the alcohol beverage industry worldwide.”Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, and after sell-out attendance each year prior, the Global Symposium promises to feature an incredible lineup of notable speakers and panelists. The event also offers attendees multiple networking opportunities with the industry’s top professionals and influencers, including executive management, human resource professionals, directors of sales and marketing, on- and off-premise buyers, distributors, educators, winemakers, distillers, sommeliers, mixologists, importers/exporters, owners, public relations, media, viticulturists, hospitality operations, and more.The Global Symposium is open only to members of Women of the Vine & Spirits. To become a member of Women of the Vine & Spirits, please visit womenofthevine.com. Event sponsorships are currently available on a first-come first basis; For those interested in Corporate Membership/Sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected] or call 888.750.1863.Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Members include Founding Member, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Diamond Members: Bronco Wine Company; Brown-Forman; Caesars Entertainment; E. & J. Gallo Winery; Moët Hennessy USA; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Platinum Members: Delicato Family Vineyards; Frederik Wildman & Sons; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Palm Bay International; Pernod-Ricard; Shaw Ross; Trinchero Family Estates; and William Grant & Sons. For a full list of Corporate Members including those at the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Associate level, visit the Corporate Members tab at womenofthevine.com.About Women of the Vine & SpiritsWomen of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through our global and diverse network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success. We offer steadfast support for women at every position in the field with membership benefits that include: education, training, mentorship, entrepreneurship and networking as well as tools, services and resources for personal and business development. Together, we are a committed community taking action and making a positive impact on the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. Save the date for the Fifth Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 11- 13, 2019 in Napa, California. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.Advertisement Twitter Linkedin ReddIt TAGSAna Ines MendyDanica PatrickJennifer BrownMary KellypeopleWomen of the Vine & Spirits Home Industry News Releases Powerful Line-Up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Fifth Anniversary Women of the…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessPowerful Line-Up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Fifth Anniversary Women of the Vine & Spirits Global SymposiumBy Press Release – November 15, 2018 109 0 last_img read more