Afternoon Brief, June 22

first_imgEmail Previous articleKhortytsa Vodka Named Among Top 3 Best Selling Vodkas in the WorldNext articleBulk and Private Label Industry to Gather in San Francisco on July 26-27 Editor Trending Story:Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine HangingThe numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a true brain drain…Today’s News:Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of the World’s Top WinesAccording to a recent survey conducted on behalf of APCOR – The Portuguese Cork Association, 89 percent of the world’s top wines as selected by Wine Spectator in 2016 are sealed with cork closures…Oregon Wineries, Food Processors Oppose Proposed Work Week LimitOregon’s food processors and wineries are alarmed by a bill to reduce the maximum number of hours that manufacturing employees can work per week…With Weather on His Side, Paso Robles Grower Is Optimistic About 2017 Crop ProspectsIn early June, about a month or so before his 2017 wine grape crop is expected to start coloring up, Central Coast grower Jason Yeager was pleased with what he’s been seeing in his vineyards this year…Napa Grapes Coping with Heat Better Than HumansGroundwater Debates Underscore Need for Water Rights300 Wines Entered in Oregon Wine Experience CompetitionTennessee State Alcoholic Beverage Commission Announces ChangesLabor Shortage in Santa Barbara County Leaves $13 Million in Crops to Rot in FieldsDiscover Livermore’s Trends and TraditionsNapa Valley’s Restaurant at Meadowood Opens Casual Spin-Off‘Brexit Cloud’ Threatens Bordeaux Wine Sellers as Weaker Pound and Tariff Fears Dampen British SalesAlternative Australian GrapesAustralian Government Puts a Cork in Winemaker RortBubbling Chinese Market Center Stage at World Wine FestBlogs:Irrigation Distribution UniformityAnnouncing the Release of “Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine”Make Your Own Most Excellent $5 RoséThe Schrader Cellars Sale: A Napa Wine Game ChangerConnoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine: Sending Wine Back in RestaurantsWineIndustry.Jobs:Compliance Assistant/SpecialistDH Wine Compliance, LLC – Santa Rosa, CA, United StatesWine ConsultantMaisonry Napa Valley – Yountville, CA, United StatesSales RepresentativeFranmara Inc. – Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Morgen McLaughlin Reflects on Four Years of Directing the Santa Barbara Countys Vintners AssociationIn Pursuit of Making Great Wine: A Tale of a Vintner’s EducationLarry Van Aalst Talks with Debra Del Fiorentino & Alexandra RussellGenerational Winemaking Families Accorded at 2017 Canadian Wine Industry AwardsNtsiki Biyela: This South African Woman Is Shaking Up the Wine BusinessSupplier News:Cork Supply USA Announces Sales Partnership with Wes Ward, Santé Beverage Supply, LLCToo Much Dust in Your Vineyard? You Need EarthBind-100MLB Wine Labels a Grand Slam from LabeltronixLatest Wine Filtration Technology: Heyes Filters CrossflowMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Russian River Valley Winegrowers Host Single Vineyard Night in Sonoma County June 30th, 2017Barefoot Wine to Clean Up Crosby BeachDiageo Buys George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila for $1 BillionKhortytsa Vodka Named Among Top 3 Best Selling Vodkas in the WorldThe D.O.Ca. Rioja, in Collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, Launches the II International ‘Rioja Wine & Tapas’ Competition Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Share TAGSAlexandra RussellAustraliaBarefoot WinesBordeauxCasamigos TequilaChinaCrosbyDebra Del FiorentinoDiageoLarry Van AalstLivermoreMeadowood Napa ValleyMorgen McLaughlinNapaNtsiki BiyelaOregonPaso RoblesSanta Barbara CountySchrader CellarsTennesseeWorld Wine Fest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, June 22Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, June 22By Editor – June 22, 2017 36 0 ReddItlast_img read more

Service Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme

first_imgRelatedService Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health’s efforts to provide immunisation services to children in every nook and cranny of the island, has been strengthened with the handing over of two refrigerators by the Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring. The appliances, valued at $100,000, will be placed at the York Town Health Centre in Clarendon and the Bethel Town Health Centre in Westmoreland. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, who addressed the brief handing over ceremony held this on August 15 at his downtown Kingston offices, said that the refrigerators will assist in maintaining the country’s stellar immunisation programme. “Jamaica has been acknowledged among the most successful countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). Our programme is cited as a model for other nations,” he said. Through the immunisation programme, the Minister said, Jamaica has been able to eliminate a number of vaccine-preventable diseases and reduce infant and child mortality. He informed that last year, the country achieved 100 per cent coverage for tuberculosis (BCG), 92 per cent for polio, diphtheria, pertussis or whooping cough and tetanus (DPT), hepatitis B and haemophilus influenxa type B (HIB), and 88 per cent coverage for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). The Health Minister noted that the country’s successful immunisation programme is grounded in the creation of a primary health care system, which focuses on prevention services. He thanked the Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring for its donation, stating that “this administration is keen on public/private partnerships as a way to further develop the health sector and acquire the resources needed to assist with the health of our population.” President of the club, Andrew Wong, said the donation, which will assist in improving service delivery, represents the members’ contribution to the country’s ‘Jamaica 50’ celebrations. He said that the club has a record of assisting the social sector particularly in education, and will “continue to serve the children of our homeland and the wider communities at large.” The Kiwanis Club of Constant Spring was established in June 2000. RelatedService Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme Service Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme Health & WellnessAugust 16, 2012center_img RelatedService Club Donates Refrigerators to Immunization Programme Advertisementslast_img read more

Bernie Sanders endorses game industry unionisation

first_imgBernie Sanders endorses game industry unionisationPresidential candidate says game workers “deserve to collectively bargain”Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterWednesday 19th June 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareUS presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders this week endorsed game industry unionisation. Given Sanders’ history and politics, the stance is hardly a surprising one, though he is the most high-profile politician to weigh in on the issue. “The [US] video game industry made $43 billion in revenue last year,” said Sanders on Twitter. “The workers responsible for that profit deserve to collectively bargain as part of a union.”His comments come just days after Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said “it’s hard to imagine what would motive [the US games industry] to unionise.”Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz at E3, Zelnick said there are lots of jobs available in the US industry, which pays an average salary of $100,000. He suggested, as a result, that working conditions weren’t severe enough for unionisation to be a priority for many developers. However, as anyone who has been following the issue of crunch recently will know, there is an appetite for unionisation in many corners of the industry. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games From Rockstar’s 100-hour working weeks, to the self-perpetuating crunch culture of NetherRealm, stories of burn out and overworked developers are increasingly commonplace. The industry has also seen a rise in worker-owned or flat pay structure companies, like Twin Motion or The Glory Society. Furthermore, a survey carried out by GDC found that 47% of developers were in favour of unionisation, while just 16% were against.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGearbox, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple oppose Texas anti-trans lawBorderlands developer even suggests it would expand out of the state if law is passedBy James Batchelor 20 days agoGerman legal reform to set new standards for loot boxesBundestag passes youth protection law that would require clear descriptors for games featuring loot boxesBy Matthew Handrahan 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Ducks & Chickens Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

first_imgThis duck or chicken spotted on a local trail appears to be doing the happy dance while lifting spirits all over Los Alamos. Photo by Yvonne Kellerlast_img