Afternoon Brief May 26

first_imgHome Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief May 26Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief May 26By Editor – May 26, 2016 31 0 Trending Story:Experts: Smaller 2016 Crop May Increase ‘Buyer Fatigue’ from High Grape, Wine PricesThe consumers’ thirst for better-quality wine continues to deepen, but the diminishing North Coast supply of grapes and wine may mean less of the growth in higher-end brands will be coming from the region, market experts told a gathering of industry professionals in Napa on May 25 …Today’s News:Counterfeit Alcohol Packaging Is Now More Sleek, Professional and Harder to DetectNational Wine Day is the perfect excuse for consumers to enjoy their favorite tipple and try out some new wines; however it is also a chance for producers and retailers to raise awareness of the darker side of the alcohol industry – counterfeit products …Obama Races to Cement the Big Pacific Rim Trade Deal That All His Potential Successors OpposePresident Obama is racing against the clock to cement a massive Pacific Rim trade deal that all of his potential successors oppose, with his administration eyeing a looming fight on Capitol Hill while starting to implement as much of the complicated pact as it can …Move Over, Harassment!Move over, Harassment! Discrimination and retaliation have officially muscled their way into anti-harassment policies …More Apps Help Growers Identify Insects and DiseasesHouse Rejects Bid to Strip California Water Provision from Appropriations BillPackaging Important to Just 12% of Early Alcohol Adopters – StudyLocal Winery Submits Petition to Create Upstate New York Wine RegionWhy Vinexpo Hong Kong Is the Most Important Wine Show in AsiaJancis Robinson: Defra Should Reinstate UK Wine FundingEmerging Wine Regions May Join Fight for Shelf SpaceBrexit Could Threaten the UK Wine Industry’s Export MarketsJapanese Wine Drinkers Are Becoming More AdventurousSouth African Wine Exports to China Jump by 30%Scientists Prove That Alcohol Makes You HappyBlogs:Fomenting a Spanish Red Wine RevolutionThe Rise of Rosé—Why Pink Is the New Darling of Wine LoversWhat’s the Big Deal About Rare GrapesThe Wine Exchange Demystifying Wine — Yes or No?How Not to Run a Wine Panel: Saying Nothing at the International Chardonnay SymposiumWineIndustry.Jobs:Sustainability ManagerSonoma County Wine Growers – Santa Rosa, CA, United StatesAccount ManagerH&A Barrel Management – St Helena, CA, United StatesTasting Room HostThacher Winery – Paso Robles, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Being the ‘Black Sheep’ of the Wine BusinessWineAmerica Board Meeting Brings New Leadership and New MembersElkhart Plastics, Inc. Hires Cullen Jones as Director of New Product DevelopmentA Bag of Your Finest Shiraz, Waiter! Wine Expert Helen McGinn Puts Some of the Latest Wine Bags on the Market to the TestLarry Van Aalst Talks to James Caudill & Ben CaneSupplier News:Environmentally Conscientious BPSGLASS Brings Glass Expertise to California Wine MarketInternational Business Education and Research Tours Embark to Europe This MonthUSA Trade Tasting Launches ‘USATT Stories’ CompetitionWant to Grow DTC Sales by 108%?More Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Longoria Pinot Noir Chosen to Represent California at Global Wine EventFour Separate Vintages of Pinot Noir Fermenting Now at Columbia Gorge WineryChar Vale Winery’s Expansion Gets OKTelaya Wine Co. Follows Up Awards with Boise River Tasting RoomWhat the Maker of Sutter Home Wines Is Trying to Do Next Linkedin Share Twitter ReddIt Advertisement Subscribe to the Afternoon Briefcenter_img Facebook Email Previous articleElkhart Plastics, Inc. Hires Cullen Jones as Director of New Product DevelopmentNext articleBeverage Trade Network Announces International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show in 2017 Editor TAGSAsiaBPSGLASSCaliforniaElkhart PlasticsH&A Barrel ManagementHeken McGinnHong KongJancis RobinsonJapaneseLarry VanNapaObamaRoseSonoma County WinegrowersSouth AfricanSutter HomeThacher WineryUKWineAmerica Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Pinterestlast_img read more

Housing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said that the over 2,000 houses and service lots to be developed in a housing project funded by a US$ 71.2 million loan from the Chinese government, is further manifestation of the solid, strong relationship that exists between the two countries.The $6.5 billion project will complete housing solutions in St. Ann and St. Elizabeth. The fund will be repaid over 20 years with a moratorium of five years.“The relationship in recent times between Jamaica and China is critical for the country to weather the global recession and to achieve the objectives that have been set out. I express sincere appreciation to the Chinese government and its people for their support,” Mr. Golding said.PM Golding was speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of the Belle Air Development housing project in St. Ann yesterday (Dec 15).He added that the project represents a balanced and flexible approach to providing housing solutions and will alleviate the squatting problem. He added that in addition to the new houses and service lots, there will be an upgrade of lots under the Operation Pride Scheme.The China National Complete Plant Import and Export Corporation have been awarded the contract and the Prime Minister told residents that he hopes they will learn from the Chinese and a transfer of technology and culture will take place.Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang said the housing project in St. Ann marks a significant development for the north coast as it will provide housing solutions for low to middle income workers in the tourism industry. He added that the Belle Aire Development has the potential to become a residential hub. RelatedHousing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding RelatedHousing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding RelatedHousing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Goldingcenter_img Advertisements Housing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 16, 2010last_img read more

LGBT Group Calls For Immediate Dismissal Of Atlanta Fire Chief

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings Share 1:39 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party A state advocacy group representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people is calling on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to sack the city’s fire chief, Kelvin Cochran.Reed on Monday suspended Cochran for a month without pay after a self-published book surfaced in which Cochran writes homosexuality is a “perversion.”1:39In a emailed statement, Mayor Reed said he was “deeply disturbed” by the writings, adding he “will not tolerate discrimination of any kind” within in his administration. Reed has ordered an investigation into whether Cochran discriminated against anyone in the fire department. He is also requiring Cochran undergo sensitivity training.  But Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, says Reed isn’t going far enough and says Cochran must go.“It appears that his language is so extreme, so belittling of gay and transgender people that I don’t see how he could possible lead a diverse workforce,” said Graham. Cochran’s book, titled “Who Told You That You Are Naked?”,  includes a passage that compares compares homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality. The book has been available publicly at least since November 2013, according to Amazon.com. Graham says Cochran’s beliefs create a “chilling effect” for anyone that has to work with him.“I think he needs to be held accountable for his words and that frankly the only course of action at this point and time is his immediate and permanent dismissal,” said Graham.In response, Reed spokeswoman Anne Torres said, “it is too soon to say whether or not additional action will be taken. That will depend on the outcome of the investigation.” City Councilman Alex Wan, who is gay, called Cochrans’ words “hurtful” and “very offensive.” Wan is also waiting for the city’s review to be completed before he says whether Cochran should be permanently removed.“Until we have those specific instances, it’s hard to try and take disciplinary action based on the city’s policies,” said Wan. “That said, I mean I know what decision I would make personally on this but I’m not the mayor.”Wan did say it’s tough to ignore what Cochran wrote.  “Personally for me knowing now what Chief Cochran believes himself changes our relationship and can’t not change the dynamic between him and me, but I’m a councilmember and I’m not his boss technically so that is kind of the reality of the situation,” said Wan.Mayor Reed’s office says at this point it doesn’t know when the investigation will wrap up.  Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more