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Ask a Climatologist: The fall color formula is pretty simple

first_imgShare this story: Alaska’s Energy DeskAsk a Climatologist: The fall color formula is pretty simpleSeptember 20, 2017 by Annie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Hikers near McHugh Peak near Anchorage, Sept. 19, 2017. (Photo by Dave Bass)Fall colors are just past their peak in Southcentral Alaska. And the formula for producing those deep reds and bright yellows is pretty simple: it’s all about the sun angle.Brian Brettschneider, with our Ask a Climatologist segment, says that’s because the green leaves get their color from chlorophyll, a molecule used in photosynthesis.Interview transcript:Brian: When the chlorophyll production shuts down in the fall, those other colors which are kind of always there, but overwhelmed by the green, then they stand out with the green no longer in effect.Annie: And how does weather and climate play into when the leaves change?Brian: Interestingly, I get asked this all the time. (People) say, ‘Oh, it’s been a warm summer, it’s been a cool fall, it’s been wet, it’s been dry, that’s really going to effect the colors of the leaves.’ Really, it makes very little difference. When the leaves change colors in the fall is primarily related to the sun angle.So the leaves, they track the sun over the summer and the fall and they know when that solar energy is getting less and less. It’s that solar energy that drives photosynthesis and when it becomes too hard for the plant to do that it shuts down, the chlorophyll production drops off and you end up with these other colors.There’s a little bit on the margins that the weather affects when it’s going to happen, but more importantly, the weather affects what the intensity and the duration of color is going to be. So if you have a few hard freezes in September, it’s going to shorten the length you’re going to have those colors, they’ll turn brown and fall off. If it’s sunny and cool but not freezing cold fall, those colors will be a little more intense, and they’ll last a little longer. So it’s not a driver of when it occurs, but it’s a driver of the extent and the duration and the intensity is going to be.Annie: When the colors do change, does that alter the climate at all?Brian: It does. In April and May, once green-up occurs, there’s a noticeable increase in atmospheric moisture, because as part of the process of photosynthesis, the leaves are transpiring moisture to the atmosphere. So you end up with a more humid, more moist atmosphere, which in the summer allows for thunderstorm production in the Interior. Once the chlorophyll production shuts down in the fall, that transpiration of moisture goes way down, so you end up with less moisture in the atmosphere that was contributed from the leaf production.last_img read more

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US banks’ bonuses outstrip UK as Goldman Sachs tops payout league

first_img Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal PastOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express US banks’ bonuses outstrip UK as Goldman Sachs tops payout league Express KCS center_img whatsapp GOLDMAN Sachs’s directors received the biggest bonuses in the sector this year, according to figures published yesterday by Emolument.com.The iconic US investment bank paid an average of £194,000, well above second-ranked Morgan Stanley’s £170,000 average.All of the top five payers are US banks, followed by European banks Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, at £135,000 and £121,000 respectively.Next is Nomura, paying £119,000, before the first UK bank makes the list in ninth place – HSBC, paying an average bonus of £116,000, the salary benchmarking website said.Barclays is the other British bank to make an appearance in the rankings, coming in at 12th place with average payouts of £103,000.However, the figures have been affected by EU red tape.“Continuing a trend established in the last few years, we expect to see base salaries shoot up in order to circumvent bonus cap regulations, especially at director and MD level, where employees expect to see their total compensation increase substantially from previous titles,” said Emolument.com’s Alice Leguay. Wednesday 27 May 2015 8:41 pm Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

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It’s time to recognize and prevent the tragedy of physician suicide

first_img Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus [email protected] Stakeholders in American medicine are beginning to take notice of the emotional burden carried by medical students, residents, and veteran physicians. The new awareness stems, in part, from recent research in this area. (The PBS video “Struggling in Silence,” and the book “Physician Suicide Letters Answered,” by Dr. Pamela Wible, also helped bring the topic of physician suicide out in the open.) In addition, we are waking up to the fact that physician depression and burnout affects the quality of patients’ medical treatment.Much of the chronic distress that physicians experience is due to the culture of medical education and practice, the nature of our work, and stress imposed by the current health care environment. We are supposed to see more patients in less time and provide much more documentation. We work daily with human tragedy, illness, death, and loss. Many of us don’t take time off or debrief after adverse events or patient deaths. Instead, we move on to the next patient. It’s no wonder that more than half of physicians report being burned out.Even more worrisome, most physicians suffering from burnout or depression don’t seek treatment it. Although we should know better, physicians have longstanding internalized stigma about mental health treatment, believing that it represents weakness and vulnerability. Beginning in medical school, physicians in training tend to avoid mental health treatment because of fears about privacy, confidentiality, and how it might affect their future careers. Such attitudes persist, and even strengthen, through physicians’ careers.A three-pronged approach is needed to help physicians cope with burnout and depression and to prevent suicide. First, we must destigmatize seeking help. That can be done through better education and policies to change the culture of medicine so it is easier to ask for help. Second, we must provide physicians with prompt and targeted mental health assessments, support, and treatment when they’re feeling burned out or depressed. Informing the entire medical community about how to recognize the signs of toxic stress, depression, and burnout, and how to refer colleagues who might need help, can accomplish this. Third, we must work to prevent burnout and depression by removing barriers such as intensely busy work schedules, the cost of mental health treatment, and the difficulty of finding resources during nonwork hours, which are often few and far between. Related: Fighting the silent crisis of physician burnout About the Author Reprints Related: Medical educator Tags depressionmedical studentsphysiciansuicide At Northwestern University, a psychiatrist is available 24/7 to our physicians in training. They can call just to talk, to get started with treatment, or to request a referral. It’s 100 percent confidential and free. Our attending physicians can page or call me at any time, and our risk management team notifies me of any adverse events that affect a physician so I can reach out to him or her.Other institutions are also making huge strides in this area. Stanford University, for example, offers a range of supports and mental health services for its trainees and attending physicians. Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston operates a highly effective peer-support program.It’s high time for us to recognize that the physicians who spend so much of their lives caring for us are often suffering in silence, and effective interventions would be good medicine for all of us.Joan M. Anzia, MD, is a psychiatrist at Northwestern Medicine and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and medical education, and directs the residency program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. APstock Please share your experiences with depression, professional burnout, or suicide. Share your thoughts on depression in the medical profession ‘A painful facade’: My battle with depression as a medical resident May we contact you? If so, please leave your email address. Here’s a woeful secret that most medical students don’t learn until it’s too late: Physicians are more likely to become depressed, burn out, and die from suicide than their peers in the general population. Sometimes depression and suicide are the result of slow-building and long-standing issues. Other times they seem to come out of the blue.One of my roles at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is physician health liaison. One Friday afternoon, I got an urgent page from an anesthesiologist. When I called him back, he told me about a surgery that had gone terribly awry the week before — and how he was now thinking about suicide.He and a senior resident had administered anesthesia to a young man undergoing a relatively routine procedure. Their patient had been discharged home at the end of the day. The next morning, the young man was found dead in his bed.advertisement Other health care professional Please tell us a little about yourself.Medical student Related: Physician Other My colleague, who had built a stellar reputation over three decades of practice, was devastated. He had never before experienced anything quite like this patient’s death. He wasn’t able to sleep the night after getting the news, and hadn’t slept more than two or three hours a night since then. He had gone to work every day, but had trouble eating and concentrating on his clinical work. He reviewed the procedure over and over, trying to determine what, if anything, he could have done differently. He repeatedly remembered seeing the faces of his patient’s shocked and grieving parents.With his confidence profoundly shaken, he questioned whether he should stay in medicine. He felt isolated, despite some outreach from his peers and his chairman. Most of all, he felt deeply ashamed — of what, he wasn’t quite sure.advertisement What recommendations do you have for medical schools and hospitals to prevent depresison and suicide? Hospital administrator We arranged for him to take a week off, and he started therapy. With the aid of some medication to help him sleep, and being able to process his experience with me, he began feeling better and no longer had suicidal thoughts.Each year in the United States, 300 to 400 physicians die from suicide — that’s one a day, or the equivalent of two large medical school classes. Female physicians are 2.3 times more likely to die by suicide than those in the general population; male physicians, 1.4 times more likely. The terrible truth about physician suicide is that the great majority of these deaths are due to untreated depression, meaning they are preventable. Joan M. Anzia First OpinionIt’s time to recognize and prevent the tragedy of physician suicide By Joan M. 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Morgan Stanley launches robo-advisor

first_imgJames Langton BMO’s adviceDirect launches premium service Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Robo-advisors New York City-based Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC on Monday announced the launch of Mogan Stanley Access Investing, a new online investing platform designed to capture a younger, less affluent clientele. The service will build portfolios comprised of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), utilizing both active and passive strategies. It carries an investment minimum of US$5,000, and charges an advisory fee of 0.35% on assets under management (AUM). At the same time, the new service aims to enable its financial advisors to “expand their reach and nurture future clients by building a pipeline to the next generation of high net worth clients,” the firm says in its announcement. “Morgan Stanley Access Investing is an opportunity for financial advisors to grow their book of business by making connections with prospects earlier and eventually establishing full service relationships when clients are ready,” says Naureen Hassan, chief digital officer at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, in a statement.center_img Related news Wealthsimple sells U.S. biz to Betterment Wealthsimple raising $750 million in latest financing deal, valuation hits $5 billion Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Wholesale sales down annually for first time since 2009: StatsCan

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Keywords Pandemics,  Coronavirus,  Economic indicatorsCompanies Scotia Economics, Statistics Canada Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Wholesale sales dropped in December, marking the first month that sales declined since the immediate aftermath of the onset of the pandemic, Statistics Canada reported.The national statistical agency said that wholesale sales dropped 1.3% in December to $66.5 billion. This was the first monthly decline after seven straight monthly gains. For 2020, sales in the wholesale sector decreased for the first time annually since 2009 due to the pandemic, StatsCan reported. Sales declined 1% for the year to $754 billion.Despite the overall decline, wholesale sales increased in five of seven sectors in 2020, StatsCan said, with the strongest gains in the food, beverage and tobacco sector. However, that was more than offset by weakness in the motor vehicle and vehicle parts sector.By geography, sales decreased in six provinces in 2020, with sales in Ontario dropping sharply. Québec led the provinces with gains.In December, the drop in sales came due to weakness in the vehicles and vehicle parts sector, followed by the machinery and equipment sector, StatsCan said.Sales were down 4.3% in the auto sector in December, which “reflected weakness in the domestic demand for Canadian-built vehicles,” the agency noted.Sales of machinery and equipment sector also dropped 3.1%, it said.The monthly decline in wholesales sales was actually less than expected, according to a report from Scotia Economics, which noted that StatsCan’s preliminary estimate was for a 1.7% drop.“A smaller decline might signal slightly better growth prospects for overall GDP in December,” Scotia said.Despite the 1.3% decline in December, wholesale sales were “still 3.0% higher than levels observed before the Covid-19 pandemic, with all 10 provinces recording higher sales than in February 2020,” StatsCan noted.In December, sales in five of the seven sub-sectors were higher than their pre-pandemic benchmarks, the agency said.While the decline came amid the return of provincial governments’ public health restrictions, StatsCan said that the drop was consistent with previous monthly fluctuations. “In 2019, for example, the average monthly movement was plus or minus 1.2%, and no individual month moved more than 1.7% one way or the other,” it reported.StatsCan also reported that inventories slipped by 0.1% in December to $90 billion. Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Falling interest rates concept Alaton/Istockphotolast_img read more

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Royal Navy leads an international task group of warships on a security patrol of Baltic

first_imgRoyal Navy leads an international task group of warships on a security patrol of Baltic Frigates HMS Lancaster and Westminster, tanker RFA Tiderace and vessels from all three Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – together with aircraft from the Swedish Air Force, have joined forces for a concerted demonstration of Britain’s commitment to the security and stability of the region.The deployment is another test of elements of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force – a partnership of nine northern European nations committed to working together on operations as varied as warfighting through to humanitarian assistance and defence engagement.In this instance, the expeditionary force is focusing on maritime security and freedom of navigation in the southern Baltic Sea.The Royal Navy ships have been joined by Estonian minehunter Wambola, Latvian patrol vessel Jelgava, and from Lithuania minehunter Jotvingis and patrol ship Selis.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:Some of the UK’s closest and most steadfast Allies are found in the Baltics. This deployment is both the latest example of a long and proud history of defence cooperation and a clear demonstration of the capability of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF).As the first maritime patrol of made up of exclusively JEF nations, we are ensuring our ships and people are ready to operate in challenging conditions alongside our Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Swedish allies.Commander Will Blackett, Commanding Officer of HMS Lancaster:It is a real privilege to command the first task group of this type and I have been impressed by the capabilities on display from our partner nations.My ship’s company are continuing to deliver success on operations against the hugely challenging backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic.His ships conducted a series of combined manoeuvres to test collective seamanship and get used to working together as a united task group, all played out in unrelenting sub-zero temperatures.HMS Lancaster warfare specialist Able Seaman James Hearn said:It is hugely exciting to be working with allied navies on live operations and a real privilege for me to experience.Lancaster’s Wildcat helicopter is flying patrols by day and night, in particular making use of its cutting-edge thermal imaging camera to refine identifying shipping in the Baltic, as well as practising secondary duties such as search and rescue and winching.The weather in the Baltic in March – glorious sunshine one minute and a few hours later the aircraft is flying through snow squalls – is placing demands on the aircrew as well as the engineers maintaining the helicopter.The British ships underwent a week of ‘full-throttle’ individual and combined training in the North Sea on their way to join their Baltic allies.The workout has covered firefighting, medical training, damage control, ships sailing in close formation, refuelling at sea, gunnery, air defence, and intensive training with helicopters – plus adjusting to sub-zero temperatures and snowstorms as the ships pushed deeper into the Baltic. /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:air force, Britain, British, coronavirus, Defence, demonstration, Estonia, Europe, european, Government, Humanitarian, Lancaster, Latvia, lithuania, UK, UK Government, Wallacelast_img read more

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Hycel goes global with new hydrogen dairy project

first_imgHycel goes global with new hydrogen dairy project DeakinDeakin University’s Hycel will investigate the hydrogen opportunities for dairy industries in Australia and Uruguay thanks to the support of a Commonwealth Government’s Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) grant.The landmark COALAR hydrogen dairy project will be led by the Hycel team at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus, Deakin’s Latin American office in Montevideo, Uruguay and delivered in partnership with Food and Fibre Great South Coast.Hycel is a regional hub of hydrogen expertise located in Victoria’s south west along a key transport corridor that connects industries, communities, and resources. Hydrogen hubs are a core element of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy and provide industry with a springboard to scale.The project combines Hycel’s industry-led hydrogen leadership with Food and Fibre Great South Coast’s agricultural networks to produce a hydrogen dairy industry feasibility study, global webinar and key message campaign.Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin said that the project exemplified Deakin’s industry-led research approach and its ability to deliver impact both locally and globally.“Deakin’s research aims to deliver lasting value to communities and industry. Hycel’s new project aptly demonstrates how we are pursuing this goal, connecting dairy industries in south west Victoria and Uruguay to explore hydrogen opportunities that have positive economic and environmental impacts,” Professor Martin said.Natalie Collard, Executive Officer Food and Fibre Great South Coast said that this project focusses on laying the foundations to understand hydrogen’s broad application for dairy industries so that the region can capitalise on a market estimated to be worth US $2.5 trillion by 2050. “Hydrogen is an emerging market with enormous potential and mapping the opportunities for key industries such as dairy in these early stages means that our south west Victorian region can be at the forefront of innovation” Ms Collard said.With a focus on technologies that use hydrogen rather than processes to produce it, Hycel is working with researchers, industry, government, and community to ready Australia for the hydrogen economy. The Establishment phase of Hycel is backed with $2 million in Commonwealth Government funding, announced by Education Minister and Member for Wannon the Hon Dan Tehan MP, in December 2019. /University 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:america, american, Australia, commonwealth, community, Deakin University, Government, hydrogen economy, investigation, leadership, Montevideo, Professor, resources, Transport, university, Uruguay, Victoria, Warrnamboollast_img read more

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Kanaka Bar Indian Band and Canada settle historical claims

first_imgKanaka Bar Indian Band and Canada settle historical claims From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs CanadaWorking collaboratively to renew relationships and righting historical wrongs is key to advancing reconciliation with First Nations peoples in Canada.Working collaboratively to renew relationships and righting historical wrongs is key to advancing reconciliation with First Nations peoples in Canada.Today, Chief Patrick Michell and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that the Kanaka Bar Indian Band and the Government of Canada have concluded their negotiation of a comprehensive settlement that resolves all specific claims arising from the Crown’s relationship with the Kanaka Bar Indian Band from 1858 to the present day. As part of the specific claim settlement, Canada will provide the Kanaka Bar Indian Band with $7.7 million in total compensation.Developed in partnership, this settlement agreement expeditiously addresses multiple historic grievances. This settlement is an expression of reconciliation whereby Canada and the Kanaka Bar Indian Band work to right the claims from the past and create a new relationship rooted in trust and collaboration. The settlement will help to support Kanaka Bar’s significant aspirations for the future and realize their long-term community development plans to ensure resiliency, including economic development and efforts to address the effects of climate change that may impact their way of life.Achieved through dialogue and cooperation, this settlement honours an outstanding obligation to the Kanaka Bar Indian Band and will pave the way for the Government of Canada to renew and advance reconciliation with the Kanaka Bar Indian Band.Quotes“The Settlement Agreement provides the best way to enable our community to plan for the future.”Councillor Kane Hance, Kanaka Bar Indian Band“I am very pleased that we have addressed and resolved our Specific Claims. The Claims have been a learning experience, and we can learn from the history of our community so that these claims never happen again.”Councillor Donna Hance-Glad, Kanaka Bar Indian Band“Thank you Canada for resolving the Specific Claims Kanaka Bar Band as that will help build trust and provides reconciliation for past actions. Today, Canada and Kanaka Bar Band can start a new way of building partnerships and have the willingness to keep open communication with each other and to “move forward” together to plan for a better future for our children and grandchildren for the next 7 generations.”Councillor Pauline J. Michell, Kanaka Bar Indian Band“Today is a step forward in rebuilding our nation-to-nation relationship with Kanaka Bar Indian Band. Righting historical wrongs and settling longstanding specific claims through co-operative partnership is essential to reconciliation. The successful conclusion of these specific claims was reached because of the unwavering dedication and resolve of the Kanaka Bar Indian Band. Thank you to Chief Michell and Council for your hard work. It is our hope that this settlement stands as a significant milestone as we continue to work together on your priorities.”The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.Minister of Crown-Indigenous RelationsQuick factsThe Kanaka Bar Indian Band Comprehensive Specific Claims Settlement Agreement resolves all known and unknown specific claims resulting from events between 1858 and the present. This settlement agreement also resolves all four specific claims that Kanaka Bar Indian Band had filed with the Specific Claims Tribunal.From April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, 36 specific claims were resolved for over $1.7 billion in compensation.The specific claims process helps right past wrongs and address First Nations’ long-standing grievances through negotiated settlements. Canada is continuing to consult to co-develop program reforms. To provide timely payment of negotiated settlements of specific claims while this work continues, Budget 2021 will replenish the Specific Claims Settlement Fund in 2022-23. /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. 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Napa Valley Vintners Announces 2017 Board Leadership at Annual Meeting

first_imgEmail Pinterest Linkedin Twitter Home Industry News Releases Napa Valley Vintners Announces 2017 Board Leadership at Annual MeetingIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessNapa Valley Vintners Announces 2017 Board Leadership at Annual MeetingBy Press Release – January 17, 2017 31 0 Facebook ReddIt Advertisement1/16/2017 – St. Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has announced that Michael Honig, president of Honig Vineyard & Winery, will serve as chair of the trade association’s board of directors for 2017.Outgoing chair Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, passed the ceremonial gavel – an antique wine barrel bung hammer – to Honig at the NVV’s annual membership meeting attended by more than 300 vintners last Friday.In his remarks to NVV members, Honig noted the association’s strategic goals he is most eager to oversee in the coming year are strengthening the wine community’s goodwill with local residents and advancing the organization’s global marketing strategies.“The wine community needs to continue being a good neighbor by taking care of the Napa Valley that we all treasure,” said Honig. “I’ve lived here all my life and I’m raising my family here, so this is personally important to me.”Honig also talked about his hopes for the wine region on the international stage: “We must maintain Napa Valley’s position as a leading wine region,” he said. “Our reputation for producing some of the world’s finest wines is the reason why Napa Valley remains dedicated to agriculture and not over-developed, like other Bay Area counties.”In her outgoing remarks, Swain noted the NVV’s progress toward achieving its goal that all eligible members will be in the Napa Green Certified Land or Winery programs by 2020 as her proudest accomplishment. “We’re at 40 percent of our goal,” said Swain. “We need everyone on board to achieve 100 percent participation and protect Napa Valley for future generations. As Napa Green challenges us in our environmental stewardship, we should work to meet and exceed our goal as an organization by 2020.”Neal Gottlieb, founder of Three Twins Ice cream, gave the meeting’s keynote address, sharing his creative marketing strategies and discussing his company’s commitment to social responsibility. Other speakers included Alfredo Pedroza, chair of the Napa County Board of Supervisors who presented his predictions for the local community for 2017 and Rob McMillan, EVP and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, previewed his annual “State of the Wine Industry” report.About the Napa Valley Vintners The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 525 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at napavintners.com.Advertisement TAGSMichael HonigNapa Valley Vintnerspeople Share Previous articleSave Money on Glass and Free Custom CartonsNext articleEnartis USA Announces the Perlage Range of Sparkling Winemaking Products Press Releaselast_img read more