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Runamok Maple, two others named Yankee 2018 Editors’ Choice Food Award winner

first_imgRunamok Maple,Vermont Business Magazine Runamok Maple(link is external), a maker of all-natural, organic maple syrup that is produced from maple trees located along the northwest slopes of Vermont’s Mount Mansfield, was named an honoree in Yankee magazine’s sixth annual Editors’ Choice Food Awards and featured in a multipage Holiday Food Special in the November/December issue. Also from Vermont, V Smiley Preserves of New Haven Mills won for its Red Currant, Raspberry, and Geranium Jam, and Consider Bardwell Farm in Pawlet won for its Pawlet Cheese.Created out of a desire to highlight locally made food products and their makers, the Yankee Editors’ Choice Food Awards celebrate both the quality and variety of offerings of today’s New England food scene. Structured as awards of excellence rather than an either/or competition, the magazine celebrates both established and up-and-coming brands. The ten honorees for 2018 were chosen by Yankee senior food editor Amy Traverso and contributing editor Krissy O’Shea.Runamok Maple at the Made in Vermont Marketplace in April. VBM photo.“We’re incredibly honored to be listed as an Editors’ Food Choice Awards honoree by Yankee magazine,” said Eric Sorkin, co-founder of Runamok Maple. “We are committed to creating specialty products that thrill everyone from amateur foodies to trained chefs. The Cardamom-Infused Maple Syrup is no exception – it pairs excellently with breakfast treats as well as entrees or beverages. We’re glad that the editors at Yankee magazine recognized its versatility and appreciated its unique flavor.”For additional information about Runamok Maple, its collection of infused, smoked, and barrel-aged maple syrups, and online ordering, please visit runamokmaple.com(link is external). Runamok Maple’s assortment of organic maple syrups are also available on store shelves at a variety of specialty food shops throughout the United States.The full list of 2018 Yankee Editors’ Choice Food Awards recipients:CONNECTICUT-Savor, Thomaston, CTNicasia CookiesMAINE-Tandem Coffee, Portland, MEStoker CoffeeMASSACHUSETTS-Somerville Chocolate, Somerville, MAApple-Smoked Dominican 65% Bar-Ruggles Hill Creamery, Hardwick, MAClaire’s Mandel Hill Cheese-Curio Spice Co., Cambridge, MAFleur SpiceNEW HAMPSHIRE-Byrne & Carlson, Portsmouth, NHAssorted Pure Fruit JelliesRHODE ISLAND-Bootblack Brand, Barrington, RICranberry, Jalapeno, and Lime Cocktail & Soda SyrupVERMONT-Runamok Maple, Cambridge, VTCardamom-Infused Maple Syrup-V Smiley Preserves, New Haven Mills, VTRed Currant, Raspberry, and Geranium Jam-Consider Bardwell Farm, Pawlet, VTPawlet CheeseThe 2018 Editors’ Choice Food Awards is featured in the magazine’s November/December issue an online here: https://newengland.com/today/food/2018-yankee-magazine-food-awards(link is external)About Runamok Maple: Runamok Maple, a Vermont-based company owned by husband and wife team Eric and Laura Sorkin, produces organic maple syrup alongside a unique line of barrel-aged, smoked, and infused maple syrups. With over 1,000 acres of land in northern Vermont, the team at Runamok Maple manages 81,000 taps to bring their pure maple syrup to consumers near and far. Boasting twelve varieties of pure, barrel-aged, smoked, and infused maple syrup, including flavors like bourbon barrel-aged, pecan-wood smoked, and cinnamon-vanilla, Runamok Maple is available for purchase on runamokmaple.com(link is external) as well as in select specialty food shops across the U.S. For more information, please visit runamokmaple.com(link is external) or check out Runamok Maple on Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), and Instagram(link is external). About YankeeBased in Dublin, New Hampshire, Yankee: New England’s Magazine was founded in 1935 and is the iconic American magazine covering the finest that New England has to offer. Covering classic New England travel destinations, food traditions, and home and lifestyle stories with stunning photography and artwork, Yankee has featured many notable American writers in its pages such as Robert Frost, John Updike, and Stephen King. With a total circulation of nearly 300,000 and a total audience of 1.8 million readers, the magazine is published by Yankee Publishing Inc. (YPI), a family-owned, independent company. Yankee has also partnered with WGBH to produce Weekends with Yankee, a 13-episode documentary series on public television, now airing season two, which taps into Yankee’s extensive behind-the-scenes access to the region’s six states. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and McLean Communications.Source: FAIRFAX, VT — Runamok Maple(link is external) 11.7.2018last_img read more

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Organizations supporting victim service programs get record $13.4 million

first_imgVermont Business Magazine US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) announced Tuesday that Vermont organizations will receive 15 grants totaling nearly $13.4 million from the US Department of Justice to support crime victims and to strengthen services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The $13.4 million in fiscal year 2018 funding represents a $6 million increase in funding for crime victims, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, over fiscal year 2017 levels. As Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Leahy negotiated substantial increases for key domestic priorities in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations package.  A former prosecutor, Leahy has long championed victims through his efforts to protect funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the two federal programs that provide direct support to victims.  Leahy led the Senate as the chief author and sponsor of legislation reauthorizing VAWA in 2013, which for the first time extended domestic violence protections to LGBT and tribal victims and made other improvements to the law.  In 2015 he helped raise the cap on the Crime Victims Fund to make states eligible for more funding.Leahy said:  “Many of the most tragic crime scenes that I responded to as a State’s Attorney were domestic violence cases.  The extra funding that I secured to support victims will allow the highly effective network of organizations in Vermont to expand their services.  The disturbing reality is that half of all homicides in Vermont are related to domestic violence.  We must move beyond just words and continue to funnel real resources to support victims of crime and to help end the violence that tears at the fabric of all our communities.”This summer Leahy guided the fiscal year 2019 Senate Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill through the Senate Appropriations Committee, and it now awaits action on the Senate floor.  The bill includes $497.5 million for the Violence Against Women Act, a $5.5 million increase over FY18 levels and the highest level of funding ever provided for VAWA programs administered by the Department of Justice.  That bill also includes a $2 million increase for a Leahy-authored rural grants program that delivers funds specifically to rural states such as Vermont. FY 2018 U.S. Department of Justice Grants to Vermont:Vermont Department of Public Safety Hope Works, Inc.Burlington FY 2018 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking $             256,140.00 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program $             664,632.00 Justice for Families Program FY 2018 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking $             746,132.00 FY 18 VOCA Victim Compensation FY 18 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Invited Applicants $        13,354,810.00 Total awarded amount: FY 2018 Discretionary Training and Technical Assistance Program for VOCA Victim Assistance Grantees $               70,473.00 $          6,748,807.00 $             535,000.00 SASP Formula Program STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services $             449,568.00 Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services Womensafe, Inc. Middlebury $             834,433.00 Vermont Center for Crime Victim Servicescenter_img $             450,000.00 FY 18 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Program FY 18 VOCA Victim Assistance $             154,000.00 CVOEO/Voices Against ViolenceSt. Albans Circle, Inc.Barre $             500,000.00 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program $           361,565.00 Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program $             368,817.00 Vermont Office of the Attorney General Champlain Valley OEO/Voices Against Violence St. Albans Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services $             800,000.00 Transitional Housing Assistance Program Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Source: (TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018) — U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services $             415,243.00 Hope Works, Inc.Burlingtonlast_img read more

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Produce industry urged to comment on new FSMA produce safety rule draft

first_imgVermont Business Magazine For the first time, farmers growing fresh fruits and vegetables have a new resource to better understand Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requirements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued comprehensive draft guidance that includes recommendations and examples on how to comply with PSR requirements in a newly released document. Vermont’s Produce Program at the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is asking farmers, producers, educators and service providers to contribute.“As we work to grow the Vermont produce industry, we encourage farmers, educators and service providers to take a look at the draft guidance provided by the FDA and weigh in. This will be an important tool to help our farms comply with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule,” said Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Anson Tebbetts.The Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption was released in October 2018, and is open for public comments for 180 days, ending on April 22, 2019. Access the complete draft guidance on FDA’s website: https://go.usa.gov/xPfej(link is external)FDA is holding four public meetings across the U.S. to receive comments in person from farmers, educators, and service providers impacted by the Rule. The northeastern public meeting will be held on December 11th in Albany, NY. Visit the registration page at https://go.usa.gov/xPfe4(link is external)for further details.It’s important to note that the draft guidance is not a legally binding document, however it is a useful resource for industry to better understand FDA’s current thinking on many topics, including for example methods for cleaning food contact surfaces, employee training requirements, and guidelines for monitoring domestic and wild animal intrusion on the farm.You can submit your comments and questions in several ways:Submit electronic comments to https://www.regulations.gov(link is external). Search for: The Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption: Guidance for Industry Draft Guidance and click “Comment Now!”Submit written comments to Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852(link is external). All comments should be identified with the docket number FDA-2018-D-3631 listed in the notice of availability that publishes in the Federal Register.Attend the public meeting in person/via webinar to discuss Draft Guidance for Industry on the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.Date: December 11th, 2018Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PMLocation: Hilton Albany 40 Lodge St., Albany, NY 12207(link is external). Register Here.(link is external)Source: November 16, 2018 / Montpelier, VT – VAAFMlast_img read more

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New research highlights the power of perception on men’s body satisfaction

first_imgShare on Twitter For the study, the researchers had 277 men, who were about 36 years old on average, complete a scientific survey regarding their body satisfaction and perceptions of ideal body types.The men were shown male silhouettes with varying levels of muscularity and asked to indicate which best represented their own muscularity. They then indicated which silhouettes represented their ideal body type, and also selected what they believed was perceived as ideal among their close male friends, close female friends, men on social media, and women on social media.Discrepancies between the participants’ self-reported muscularity and their ideal muscularity were associated with increased body dissatisfaction. The perceived ideals of male and female off-line peers and men and women on social networking sites also played a role in men’s satisfaction with their muscle mass (but not satisfaction with their body fat.)“It is important to understand the power of perception on men’s body satisfaction. When men compare their own level of muscularity to what (they perceive) a comparison group thinks is the ideal level of muscularity, there tends to be a prominent gap between these two bodies. This is known as an actual-ideal discrepancy, and in line with previous research, we found this gap was related to lower body satisfaction,” Flynn told PsyPost.“Our study shows that the audience men are imagining for their perceptions of the muscular ideal matters significantly. The results demonstrate that actual-ideal discrepancies existed with four comparison groups: close male friends, close female friends, men on social media, and women on social media. All four of these comparison group perceptions were linked to lower body satisfaction.”“Interestingly, men’s offline female friends were the most impactful group on their body satisfaction. This is particularly noteworthy when much of the research focus has shifted to explore the impact of social media on body image concerns, and shows that offline relationships are still important and in need of additional study,” Flynn said.The study — like all research — includes some caveats.“This was a cross-sectional survey, so the significant connections between variables were correlational and cannot demonstrate causality. The findings are in line with previous work that used self-discrepancy theory, but more work is needed to assess the directionality of influence,” Flynn explained.“In addition, this study helped expand the use of self-discrepancy theory by introducing multiple types of discrepancies. Most research has assumed one actual-ideal discrepancy between individuals and media, for example. We assessed four different forms of this construct. Additional research is needed that applies this multi-dimensional perspective to self-discrepancy theory to learn more about the various types of actual-ideal discrepancies and their collective relationship to body image concerns.”“This was a collaborative project that was born out of conversations with a colleague and co-author in psychology, Dr. Linda Lin, and a former student, Emily Cotchett. Emily completed a year-long research practicum with me based on her interest in media psychology, which served as the research perspective that helped narrow our collective interests in body image research,” Flynn added.The study, “The relationship between men’s peer and social media muscularity ideal discrepancies and body satisfaction“, was authored by Mark Allen Flynn, Emily Cotchett, and Linda Lin.(Image by Deep Khicher from Pixabay) Share Pinterest LinkedIncenter_img Email Share on Facebook Despite the growing impact of social media, new research suggests that men’s perception of their close female friends’ muscularity preferences has a stronger influence on their body dissatisfaction. The findings have been published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.“While receiving more attention in recent years, men’s body image research is still underdeveloped. Many still view body image as a women’s issue. We wanted to explore a novel area of men’s body image that focused on mediated and non-mediated social comparison groups,” said study author Mark A. Flynn (@MarkAllenFlynn), an assistant professor at Emmanuel College.“There is a lack of research that compares the influence of offline peers vs. social media connections on our body satisfaction. When men compare themselves to social groups like their close friends or their social media connections, which group is likely to be more connected to how men feel about their bodies? This question helped us conceptualize and develop the study.”last_img read more

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St Kitts/Nevis gets Results-based Management sensitization

first_img Nov 29, 2018 St. Kitts and Nevis is benefiting from sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) system. A CARICOM Secretariat team, led by Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, is in Basseterre to conduct the seminars which are targeting a wide cross section of stakeholders including Parliamentarians, Permanent Secretaries, International Development Partners, representatives of Regional Institutions, Corporate Planners, the Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and the Media. The team met on Tuesday with St. Kitts Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris. Jan 16, 2019 Antigua and Barbuda to host results-focused Seminars Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jamaica to support the CARICOM Secretariat’s… CARICOM’s Results Based Management Seminar for Jamaica CARICOM: Manage by Results! (To cure “implementation deficit… You may be interested in… Antigua and Barbuda to host results-focused SeminarsAntigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Hon Gaston Browne this morning welcomed Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan and her Secretariat team to St. Johns for the Antigua/Barbuda leg of the regional sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System. It is the third stop for the team this week, following…November 29, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM continues implementation of a harmonised Results-Based Management (RBM) System with visit to MontserratMontserrat on Monday hosted the latest in a regional series of sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management ((RBM) System.  A team from the CARICOM Secretariat, led by Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, visited the island to conduct the exercise. The RBM System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to…November 26, 2018In “CARICOM”Jamaican Officials engaged on CARICOM Results-Based Management SystemParliamentarians and senior public sector officials in Jamaica participated in day-two of the series of sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) system, Wednesday. The session with Parliamentarians at the Houses of Parliament was addressed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade Kamina Johnson Smith. A separate engagement…August 16, 2018In “CARICOM at Work”Share this on WhatsApp The RBM System, developed by the Secretariat, with funding from the CDB,   is expected to serve as a mechanism to engender a more results oriented culture in Member States, Regional Institutions and the Secretariat. The RBM sensitization seminars are being taken to all Member States.   PS, Minister of Finance, Cheryleann Pemberton welcoming participants The session for State Actors in progress Secretariat’s Craig Beresford delivers remarks Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan delivers remarks Deputy Secretary-General and Cabinet Secretary Ms Josephine Huggins The Head Table Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris welcomed the team Aug 14, 2018 Jul 6, 2019last_img read more

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NMSP: Police Investigate Shooting Involving Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Friday Night

first_imgPhilip FiorenzioNMSP News:EDGEWOOD – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an officer involved shooting today involving the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office (SFCSO) in Edgewood.The initial investigation indicates that at around 11:05 p.m. Friday, a SFCSO deputy received a report of a suicidal male individual, at 3 Villa Conejo in Edgewood. The male subject, who was identified as Philip Fiorenzio, 69, of Edgewood, left the residence in a grey Kia Sorento sports utility vehicle.The deputy located the grey Kia Sorento on Pueblo Colinas road and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Fiorenzio made a U-turn, drove head on and rammed into the SFSO deputy’s vehicle, causing the air bags to deploy.The deputy fired his duty weapon at Fiorenzio. Fiorenzio was taken into custody.The SFCSO Deputy was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.Fiorenzio was not injured during the incident. He was treated by emergency medical services on scene.State Police agents charged Philip Fiorenzio with:Aggravated Battery with a deadly weapon;Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon;Aggravated Fleeing a law enforcement officer; andResisting Obstructing a law enforcement officer.last_img read more

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County: Water Line Break On DP Road

first_imgCOUNTY News:Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding today to a water line break on DP.  Water service was shut off to all customers on DP Road at noon and is expected to be restored back on at 2 p.m. after crews make the repairs. DPU offers the following considerations for customers when their water is restored:At first water may appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so. For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main. While aesthetically unpleasant, it does not pose a health risk.Flushing plumbing lines can help clear up the water sooner. DPU advises to use cold water taps for flushing. This saves energy and also prevents stirring up sediment in the hot water heater tank. If water quality problems persist for more than two days, contact DPU at 505.662.8333 or send an email to CustomerCare@lacnm.uslast_img read more

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Uneek Clothing tries on Wirral Business Park for size

first_imgThe company has signed up for a 10 year lease on the distribution unit from landlord Bluemantle. Uneek is relocating its distribution facilities to the north west. Its head office is in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Jones Lang LaSalle advised Uneek. Phil Morley, associate director in JLL’s industrial team in its Manchester office, said Uneek’s relocation showed that Upton remained an established industrial location in the north west. Mason Owen, CB Richard Ellis and Legat Owen acted for Bluemantle.last_img read more

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Vail Williams co-founder dies

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CARICOM Envoy promotes #IAMCARICOM

first_img CARICOM Flag Raised at Barbados Government Headquarters Jul 1, 2020 You may be interested in… Mar 24, 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Jul 20, 2020 Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency David Comissiong, explains to school children the importance of CARICOM through the “I Am CARICOM” Campaign. The Campaign seeks to effectively and efficiently reach and engage all stakeholders, especially the general public, to create awareness and take ownership of the new Results-focused Community Strategic Plan for 2020, as well as to facilitate continuing dialogue between the Implementing partners and citizens of the Community where perspectives and information on the scope, issues, process, expected deliverables, and benefits and implications for citizens can be shared.center_img Saint Lucia Launches ‘I AM CARICOM’ Campaign Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… I AM CARICOM Campaign Launch Saint Lucia’s ‘I am CARICOM’ dress contest… ‘I AM CARICOM’ Schools’ Campaign Launched in Barbados (Barbados Government Information Service) Fourth, fifth and sixth form students of the Alleyne School in Barbados now have a better understanding of the history of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and how it has evolved over the years. They were given a perspective at a ceremony to kick off the Barbados leg…February 14, 2020In “Barbados”Barbados hosts national consultation to inform development of CARICOM’s 2020 Strategic PlanEnergy independence and food security were among the new and emerging issues identified at a consultation to inform the development of the Caribbean Community(CARICOM) Results Focused Strategic Plan 2020. The consultation with stakeholders from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, included persons with disabilities, the University of the West Indies,…March 19, 2020In “#IAMCARICOM”I AM CARICOM’ Campaign showcased at Guyana’s Diplomatic Fair(CARICOM Secretariat 7 February 2020) Youths were among the many spectators who reflected on what it meant to be a part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), when the ‘I AM CARICOM’ Campaign (#IamCARICOM) was showcased at the Diplomatic Fair on 31 January 2020, at the Jubilee Park, Georgetown, Guyana. The…February 7, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more