Allez le Bleus! Lloyd’s of London tips France for world cup glory

Tuesday 12 June 2018 2:03 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Insurance market Lloyd’s of London has predicted that France will win this year’s world cup, based on the insurable value of its team.The research by Lloyd’s and the Centre for Economics and Business Research shows the insurable value of the French team is £1.4bn, with England second on £1.17bn and Brazil third on £1.1bn. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFoodMzWhat Can Happen to Your Body If You Eat 2 Bananas Before BedFoodMzInteresticleLittle Boy Was In Disbelief After Knowing What His Painting’s WorthInteresticlePedleb10 Hidden Signs of Kidney CancerPedlebtedswoodworkingDownload 16,000 Woodworking Plans and Projectstedswoodworkingmoneycougar.comMelting Ice In Alaska Has Led Scientists To A Harrowing Discoverymoneycougar.comHealth.recetasgetHeart Attack Early Warning Signs and SymptomsHealth.recetasgetHealthy ZoneWarning! 10 Subtle Signs of Kidney Diseases that Should Never Be IgnoredHealthy ZoneWork From Home | Search AdsWork From Home Jobs Might Earn You More Than You ThinkWork From Home | Search AdsStar Law NewsCelebrities That Are Still Married TodayStar Law News James Booth Allez le Bleus! Lloyd’s of London tips France for world cup glory Lloyd’s predicts England will top group G, the most valuable group in the tournament with an insurable value of £2.3bn, before losing out to France in the semi-finals.Although it started life as a coffee shop popular with shipowners, Lloyd’s has form in this area, having predicted that Germany would win the last world cup in 2014.Victoria De’Ath, Lloyd’s class of business manager, said: “Our model correctly predicted the winner of the 2014 Fifa world cup so we wanted to put it to the test once again. The analysis makes interesting reading for football fans who are preparing for the most popular and widely viewed sporting event in the world.“The contrast between the teams at the top and bottom in terms of insurable value is staggering, with the top six national teams worth more than the other 26 combined. We can’t wait to see if some teams can defy the odds and make it through, and if the favourites can prove their worth.” More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse read more

PenAir files for bankruptcy protection

first_imgSouthwest | TransportationPenAir files for bankruptcy protectionAugust 7, 2017 by Laura Kraegel, KUCB-Unalaska Share:PenAir customers coming into Bristol Bay for the summer, deplaning one of the new Saab 2000s in King Salmon in June. (Photo by KDLG)The largest air carrier in southwest Alaska has filed for bankruptcy protection.“PenAir filed for reorganization under Chapter 11,” said CEO Danny Seybert on Monday. “There’s a number of reasons for this. I won’t go into all the reasons, but we’re going to reorganize the company.”Seybert said the filing will not affect scheduled flights in Alaska, where the company serves eight communities: Unalaska, Cold Bay, King Salmon, Sand Point, Dillingham, St. Paul, St. George, and McGrath.PenAir’s Boston flights won’t be affected either, but the airline is closing operations in Portland and Denver.Seybert expanded to those markets in an effort to turn the regional carrier into a wider-ranging airline.“That isn’t working out for us,” he said. “We have to reorganize and focus on what made us successful in the past, which is the state of Alaska.”The Chapter 11 filing comes two months after PenAir canceled daily freight service to Unalaska, citing declining revenue from its contract with the U.S. Postal Service.It also comes two years after PenAir spent $27 million on a fleet of Saab 2000s, which replaced the smaller Saab 340s in most of the region.Seybert said PenAir is committed to serving southwest Alaska in the long term. Beyond that, the company’s next steps are still up in the air.“There might be some equipment changes,” said Seybert. “You might see more 340s in the market versus the larger planes, but that hasn’t been decided yet.”Since flying the 2000s, the company has announced a slew of mechanical cancellations and posted the worst reliability rates in its history.Editor’s note: This story has been updated.Share this story:last_img read more

Iran deal shakes up oil market as sector prepares for end of sanctions and new supply

first_img Express KCS Tuesday 14 July 2015 9:20 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: Oil pricescenter_img Iran deal shakes up oil market as sector prepares for end of sanctions and new supply whatsapp Iran has finally reached an agreement with Western negotiators over its nuclear programme, following years of discussions.The deal will see Iran limit its capacity to build a nuclear bomb, in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions on the country, including restrictions on its oil and gas industry.The price of oil dipped again yesterday, with the benchmark Brent crude price dropping to as low as $56.43. Oil had been experiencing a rally in recent months, having plunged from over $100 last July to below $50 earlier this year.Within the oil sector, experts had mixed opinions on what the deal signals for the market in the future, but on one point they were almost unanimous – the oil price will remain low in the near term as a result of Iranian sanctions being lifted. However, some commentators are predicting a much more dramatic downward trajectory.With production from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries remaining high over the last year, despite the period during which prices seemed to be in freefall, there is already massive over-supply in the market, and the addition of Iranian oil can only make things worse.So one of the main factors influencing how much of an impact the Iran deal will have is timing. When will the sanctions be lifted, and how soon will Iranian oil being to reappear on the global market? Full details of the deal have yet to emerge, although the deadline for sanctions to be lifted is reported to be 15 December.Analysts agreed that oil sanctions were likely to be among the first to go, however there was no consensus on how quickly Iran could start pumping out the black gold.“Keeping in mind that many Iranian oil wells were shut down in an orderly manner, the country’s fields could boost global supply within months,” said Nina Skero at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) in London. Skero added: “Additionally, Iran already holds substantial oil reserves that it can add to the global oil supply almost immediately.”One analyst told City A.M. last night that various reports put Iran’s existing oil in floating storage at between 25m and 30m barrels.While this could indeed be deployed fairly quickly, Hydrocarbon Capital’s Malcolm Graham-Wood pointed out that global consumption sits at above 90m barrels per day, so Iran’s stored supply is unlikely to have a major impact on the market.Graham-Wood also highlighted a slight rally in the oil price yesterday afternoon, which he said was probably a “relief rally” due to the fact that a deal with Iran is no longer hanging over the commodity.“The prophets of doom are probably overdoing it,” he said, describing market reaction as “rightly sanguine” given that it could take until the second half of 2016 before Iran is ready to start producing oil again.Norbert Ruecker, head of commodities research at Julius Baer, predicted a similar timeline.“Despite the euphoria, the deal has yet to master parliamentary hurdles,” he said, alluding to the fact that the US government has 60 days to decide whether to accept or reject the deal. If the US votes to approve the agreement, Baer said: “Iran’s return is set to keep oil prices lower for longer, alongside ever-cheaper shale oil and peaking Western world oil demand.”Low oil prices for longer will be welcome news to many businesses, but the deal also offers optimism to oil firms.Pascal Menges, manager of the Lombard Odier Global Energy Fund, said: “On the medium term, the re-opening of Iran could be a ‘gold rush’ for oil services companies and integrated oil companies. Iran has already announced its willingness to propose attractive new fiscal contracts.”And the big winners from yesterday’s announcement are, unsurprisingly, likely to be the world’s oil majors, including BP and Shell, which were both up slightly at the end of trading. Although it could take a while before Western companies restart operations in the region, Graham-Wood told City A.M.: “Expect the arrivals lounge at Tehran airport to start filling up with Shell executives before long.” Sharelast_img read more

News / Service quality not technology will determine which carrier wins the business

first_imgIHS Markit Despite being a founding member of a group of leading shipping lines that have formed an association to develop digital standards for the industry, the chief information officer of MSC has claimed that technology will not become a differentiator between lines.Speaking at the JOC’s annual Transpacific Maritime (TPM) event in Long Beach yesterday, Andre Simha (pictured left) told delegates he believed service levels would ultimately dictate competitive advantage.“There are so many issues to address in container shipping that technology itself will not be a competitive advantage. By Gavin van Marle in Long Beach 05/03/2019center_img “Look at the airline industry – airlines do not compete on online booking, they compete on service levels, networks and prices,” he said.Mr Simha was explaining the reasoning behind the creation of the association announced in November.“We are trying to target two-to-three industry standards within the next couple of months, depending on regulatory approval [for the organisation],” he said.“This is nothing new; standards have enabled other industries to move forward, and we believe a standards-based approach will benefit everyone.“The tech suppliers can then create products for all of us. Customers will benefit because they can get more products from tech suppliers, and for the carriers it allows for better connection to our supply chain partners, such as ports and hauliers.”However, he also defended the decision that membership of the association would not be open outside the carrier community: “Everybody’s input is welcome, but we need to keep the number of decision-makers to a manageable size – it was the carriers’ chief information officers that came together to establish the pain points. If we can simplify how we communicate with our supply chain partners then that will benefit everybody.“I have spoken to many ports that complain they have to have hundreds of different systems to talk to the different carriers,” he said adding that MSC’s own requests as a customer of different suppliers around the word was “really complicated”.“We have thousands of transport providers, thousands of ports, warehouses and depots and hundreds of regulatory requirements that vary country by country. This situation has resulted in thousands of systems operating independently, that often use different languages, terminology and are subject to different regulations.“And beyond MSC, the problem is much more complex and sometimes feels insurmountable. We are still arguing about location codes, messaging standards, both between carrier and with our customers, and regulatory definitions, and there are always problems with interoperability.“We need standards to enable the introduction of new tech,” he added.The Loadstar’s coverage of TPM 2019 is sponsored by Kontainers.last_img read more

Youn Kyeong Heui, un exemple de bonheur

first_img By Daily NK – 2015.03.13 11:57am News Image: Daily NK Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Madame Youn Keyong Heui, réfugiée, travaille dans une maison de retraite comme aidesoignante. Elle prend soin des personnes âgées et malades. Madame Youn estbénévole au centre « Le bénévolat du bonheur » (Haengbok Bonsahoi),un centre tenu par des réfugiés. Elle y mène plusieurs missions variées maiselle considère que s’occuper des personnes âgées est une priorité indéniable. Madame Youn s’occupe avec une dévotionextrême d’une personne âgée qui a passé une partie de sa vie au Nord. Celle-ci,sans aucune famille au Sud, s’est décidée à venir s’installer seule il y aquelques années. Elle a vécu un moment dans la société, puis a été atteinte deparalysie. Dès lors il lui a fallu vivre bon an mal an, toute seule chez elle. Ellen’a donc jamais pu s’intégrer « normalement » dans la société sudcoréenne. Quand Youn l’a rencontré pour la première fois, elle a été surprisepar son fort caractère désagréable. Elle passait son temps à se plaindre contrela société et le monde entier et se détruisait avec l’alcool et la cigarette.Madame Youn se souvient :« Toutes les aides soignantes qui devaient s’occuper d’elle faisaient nonde la tête, comme paniquées, et abandonnaient rapidement. Je me disais que jene pourrai jamais faire ça ! Quoi qu’elle fasse de méchant, c’était macamarade devant les étapes de la vie (ou survie) que l’on a toutes les deux dûtraverser. J’ai essayé de m’occuper d’elle avec patience. Je lui répétait qu’ilfaut vivre en remerciant pour les petites choses de la vie, comme si ellesétaient de grands bonheurs précieux ».Madame Youn, habitant la même résidence,lui rendait visite même en dehors des horaires de travail. Elle lui cuisinaitde bonnes choses et quand elle était malade, elle venait s’assurer de sa santéplusieurs fois par jour. Elle priait aussi tous les jours pour que sa maladieguérisse. Après deux ans passés ainsi, la vieille dame lui a soudain déclaré : « Jesuis désolée pour ce que je t’ai fait endurer. Le verre que je bois là, c’estle dernier. J’arrête l’alcool ».Madame Youn dit qu’elle a été le plusheureuse à ce moment là. Le coeur de la vieille dame qui avait été si froid etfermé à la communication pendant tout ce temps semblait fondre petit à petit. Lavielle dame qui avait bu pendant plus de cinquante ans s’était arrêté net. Elleavait aussi commencé à ouvrir son coeur qui n’avait fait que de se plaindre dela cruauté du monde. « Si l’on est purement sincère avec quelqu’un, il seradoucit ». Elle parle d’expérience et en tire un résultat très positif.« Je veux rendre toute la grâce quej’ai reçu pour aider les autres. »Cependant, son activité d’aide soignanten’a pas toujours été si rose. Au début, elle n’était pas bonne au travail, etles vieilles dames lui reprochaient rudement d’utiliser un dialecte nord coréendésagréable. Elle croyait qu’elle ne pourrai jamais communiquer avec elle. Sonfils unique, resté au Nord, lui manquait énormément. Quand elle rentrait chezelle après le travail, elle fondait en larmes, tout seule dans son appartement.Son mari était décédé une dizaine d’années auparavant et son fils l’a quittépour le service militaire.Madame Yoon, qui vivait seule au Nord, areçu l’aide de son père et son frère, qui étaient déja installés au Sud, pourvenir les rejoindre. Un jour, elle a reçu la nouvelle que son fils, qu’ellen’avait pas vu pendant huit ans, venait d’arriver à Hanawon. Elle s’est hâté delui rendre visite avec son frère. Pourtant, elle ne l’a pas reconnu immédiatement.A un moment, elle a vu un garçon de petite taillel’appeler « Maman ! ». Les deux, qui ne s’étaient pas vudepuis bien longtemps, ont passé du temps à pleurer dans les bras l’un del’autre.« Quand il est parti pour l’armée, ilétait plus grand que la moyenne. Mais là-bas, il n’a pas pu manger correctementet il a enduré de rudes épreuves. Je l’ai retrouvé vraiment changé. J’aibeaucoup pleuré. Maintenant, il travaille dans une usine de fabrication depièces pour voitures. Son objectif est d’acheter un appartement à son nom dansles cinq ans. Il travaille dur pour cela » dit-elle.Si elle a pu s’installer facilement au Sud,c’est uniquement grâce à l’aide de son entourage, dit-elle. Les membres de safamille arrivés au Sud avant elle l’ont toujours supporté. Elle a aussi reçuune précieuse aide de la part des responsables et travailleurs des centressociaux. « En 2009, j’ai recontré mon mari actuel. Avec ma situationfinancière actuelle, je ne pensais même pas à me marier. Un conseiller ducentre Seosan Hana avait entendu parler à la radio de l’organisation demariages collectifs gratuits. Grâce à son aide, j’ai pu me marier ! Etsi mon fils a pu trouver du travail, c’est grâce à l’aide du conseiller Kim KiSouk ! C’est un vrai bienfaiteur » ajoute-t-elle.Pensant qu’elle doit rendre tout le soutienqu’elle a reçu en aidant les autres à son tour, Madame Youn s’est inscritecomme volontaire dans le groupe de réfugiés du centre social de Seosan Seokrip endécembre 2011. Elle est maintenant vice-directrice du centre et mènevolontairement des visites d’installations pour personnes âgées ou handicapées.« J’ai aussi appris l’accordéon pour organiser des concerts bénévoles avecd’autres réfugiés. Depuis l’année dernière, je participe à un programme d’aideà l’installation des réfugiés ».Elle fait le ménage dans les domicilesavant l’arrivée des nouveaux réfugiés, et les accompagne dans la découverte desalentours. Beaucoup de réfugiés s’attendrissent devant son hospitalité presquefamiliale et finissent par rejoindre ses activités. Elle a même reçu le titred’« assistante à l’installation parfaite » de la part de la fondationNam-Buk Hana.Le souhait de Madame Youn est de vivre endonnant de la joie et de l’amour autour d’elle tant qu’elle est en bonne santé.Madame Youn est un exemple pluridisciplinaire pour les réfugiés NordCoréens : à la fois un exemple d’intégration réussi et un rayon de soleil quiva toujours vers les autres. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE Youn Kyeong Heui, un exemple de bonheurlast_img read more

Working towards a just global transition to clean energy

first_imgWorking towards a just global transition to clean energy The co-chairs of the Powering Past Coal Alliance Minister Trevelyan, Minister Wilkinson, distinguished guests.2021 is going to be a momentous year for climate action.And the Powering Past Coal Alliance has a vital role to play.The clock is ticking. And the window we have to protect our precious planet from the worst effects of climate change is closing.And it’s closing fast.So, we must make this the year that the world gets on track to make the Paris Agreement a reality.And we know the ambition is there.Sixty five percent of global emissions are now covered by carbon neutrality commitments.But we need to move faster to align short term action with this goal.Last week, the UNFCCC published its synthesis report.This showed that, so far, countries’ 2030 emissions reductions targets are nowhere near enough to meet the Paris Agreement.This must change. And it must change urgently. We need far more ambitious targets around the world.But we also need practical action to deliver them.With power accounting for a quarter of global emissions. Decarbonising the sector is absolutely vital.So we must consign coal power to history.And embrace the benefits of low-cost, clean energy.There is no doubt that we are seeing progress around the world.Pakistan recently announced an end to new coal power.Egypt, which I visited last month, is home to one of the world’s biggest solar farms.And the UK. We have cut the proportion of coal in our energy mix from 40 percent in 2012 to less than 2 percent today.But we all need to move faster.The International Energy Agency tells us that the transition to clean power must move at four times the current pace if we are to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.To achieve that, we must work together.We know that well-targeted collaboration within each sector can help us make progress faster.By creating economies of scale, spurring innovation, and increasing incentives for investment.That is why enhancing international collaboration, particularly on achieving a just transition away from coal and scaling up clean energy, is at the heart of our COP26 Presidency.The Powering Past Coal Alliance is fundamental to that work.I commend the leadership your members have shown in phasing out coal power at home, and supporting others to do the same.And I welcome the alliance’s work to end coal power financing. And of course, to support a just transition.The power sector stands at a tipping point. Clean energy is becoming the cheapest source of power all over the world.In the last five years, countries have cancelled plans to build nine hundred gigawatts of new coal power plants. That is more than ten times the power supply of the United Kingdom.Meanwhile, solar and wind power are growing faster than ever.By acting together, the countries, states, cities, banks, and utilities in this alliance are sending a powerful message to policymakers and investors all over the world:Coal power is on its way out. Clean power is the future.The work of the alliance is complemented by our new COP26 Energy Transition Council.Which brings together countries, with major technical and financial institutions, to strengthen international support to developing countries.Helping them to scale up investment in clean energy as part of a green recovery.I am really pleased to see that my co-chair on the Council, Damilola Ogunbiyi, is joining your session today.I would like to thank those of you who are supporting this work.And to wish all of you the very best for the Summit this week.Together, we can make coal power a thing of the past. And so help to make the goals of the Paris Agreement a reality. /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:carbon neutral, clean energy, climate change, Egypt, Government, innovation, Investment, leadership, Pakistan, Paris, power plant, power supply, presidency, UK, UK Government, UNFCCC, United Kingdomlast_img read more

Watch: Skidding Kia nearly mows down roadside rescuers in Alaska

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos Snow means slow, indeed. Stay safe out there, kids. In your author’s home province of Newfoundland, the provincial government used to erect roadside signs reading “Snow Means Slow” during the winter months. While that’s definitely a cheesy phrase, the driver of this Kia in Alaska would have done well to heed the warning.A Facebook video posted by cops in Anchorage shows what can happen when one’s driving behaviour isn’t adjusted to road conditions.The dashcam clip shows a stricken Ford Ranger parked in a highway pull-out and being prepared for towing by a service operator. About twenty seconds into the video, a white Kia Sorento heaves into view and crosses the centre line. RELATED TAGSNewsDrivingsnowwinterWinter Driving Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos Trending in Canada either a twist of fate, divine intervention, or a whole passel of good luck, the Kia driver manages to gather up the Sorento enough to pull a Clarkson-style powerslide through the slick road surface, coming within inches of striking man and machine. The resulting snow shower that was sent skyward rivals the dousing an NHL goalie can get from an aggressive forward play.Looking at how close the Kia’s back bumper was from the service professional, it must have been just a few microns from the cruiser the dashcam was recording video from. As for what caused the slide in the first place, some commenters are blaming excessive speed combined with forceful and ill-timed braking in that road bend, likely at the time its driver saw the workers. RELATED Montreal off-road group pulls city bus up icy hill Anchorage Police Department accompanied the clip with a note this “serves as a critical reminder” to slow down during winter months and that we should all take extra care behind the wheel at this time of year. The Facebook post has been shared over 10,000 times, so hopefully a few of those people get the message. advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

The Fladgate Partnership Announces 2018 Port Vintages

first_imgFacebook Previous articleNorthern Michigan Vintners Warn ‘the Grapes Won’t Wait’Next articleOrnellaia Announces Launch of Ornellaia Bianco 2017 to the Fine Wine Market Press Release Home Industry News Releases The Fladgate Partnership Announces 2018 Port VintagesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessThe Fladgate Partnership Announces 2018 Port VintagesBy Press Release – April 23, 2020 250 0 AdvertisementNEW YORK, NY – April 23, 2020 – Today, The Fladgate Partnership officially announces the release of three 2018 Vintage Ports from Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft Port houses, and sets an historic precedent: For the first time in 328 years, the revered Taylor Fladgate Port House has declared a Classic Vintage for the third consecutive year in a row with the release of the Taylor Fladgate Classic Vintage 2018. In addition, Fonseca releases Guimaraens Vintage 2018 and Croft releases a vintage single quinta – Quinta da Roêda Vintage 2018. The three 2018 Vintage Ports from The Fladgate Partnership will be bottled in July and available nationwide in early 2021.“This is a year in which overall conditions weren’t just excellent, but exceptional, in the Douro superior,” says Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership. “Although a declaration normally only happens about three times a decade, the exceptional run of years has meant that Taylor Fladgate is able to make a third in a row. This is very unusual, but we only declare a Classic Vintage when the quality is there and that is dictated by the year, not by any other consideration.”According to Technical Director and Head Winemaker, David Guimaraens, “The Douro Superior had a combination of abundant ground water and hot summer weather, which results in the production of great Vintage Port. It has given us the excellent phenolic maturity typical of a hot ripening season, but the fine multi-layered fruit and fresh acidity we normally see in cooler years. It is important to note that the 2018 wines have the highest color intensity of recent vintages, always a sign of good extraction and longevity.”TAYLOR FLADGATE CLASSIC VINTAGE 201820% ABV, 750ml, $120 SRPImpressive purple-black core with a narrow purple rim. An intense burst of powerful woodland fruit, a dense coulis of blackberry and blackcurrant, almost overwhelms the nose. As would be expected of Taylor Fladgate, the fruit is very fine and focused, but this year seems to have given it an additional layer of density and weight.FONSECA GUIMARAENS VINTAGE 201820% ABV, 750ml, $59.99 SRPThe first bottling under the Guimaraens label since 2015, featuring rich, dense woodland fruit and sturdy but well integrated tannins. The Guimaraens concept is unique: a wine with the same make up and character as the classic Fonseca Vintages but made in a more approachable, early drinking style. 2018 is one of the finest recent examples of a Guimaraens Vintage, displaying stamina and depth with an abundance of crispy, berry fruit flavor, which carries into the long finish.CROFT QUINTA DA ROÊDA VINTAGE 201820% ABV, 750ml, $49.99 SRPVery deep purple black at the center with a narrow purple red rim. From its historic Quinta da Roêda estate, the Quinta da Roêda 2018 delivers a ripe fruit and scented quality, which are the hallmark of the Roêda wines, together with the taut tannins and freshness of the year. The finish is powerful and very long with persistent crispy, red berry flavors.For more information, please visit Taylor Fladgate, Croft Port or Fonseca Port. High-resolution images and limited samples will be available upon request.About Kobrand CorporationFounded in 1944, Kobrand Corporation remains one of the few family-owned wine and spirits companies in the United States. Kobrand’s portfolio was meticulously selected according to a single, unerring principle: quality. This continued focus has made the Kobrand name synonymous with wines and spirits of the highest caliber for 75 years. Kobrand is the exclusive agent for an outstanding selection of fine wines, spirits, and sakes from key regions around the world, including the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Japan, Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand. For more information about Kobrand and the portfolio visit ReddIt Twitter Pinterest Email Share TAGSKobrand CorporationThe Fladgate Partnership Linkedinlast_img read more

Westside Family Health Center’s Director of Development Honored at LA Lakers Game

first_imgHomeNewsWestside Family Health Center’s Director of Development Honored at LA Lakers Game Apr. 21, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsWestside Family Health Center’s Director of Development Honored at LA Lakers GameGuest Author3 years agobriefsdaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news Westside Family Health Center’s (WFHC) Director of Development, Celia Bernstein, received a Comerica Bank Best of LA Women’s Business Award/Woman of Philanthropy before the start of the LA Lakers game vs. Houston Rockets at STAPLES Center on Tuesday, April 10. The nomination was made by Hayana Kwon, SOCA CRA Market Manager, Community Reinvestment, Corporate Compliance for Comerica Bank. This is the ninth season that the Lakers and Comerica Bank have partnered to create a business awards program that recognizes women in leadership.Kwon nominated Bernstein “in recognition of her outstanding dedication, leadership and passion in raising awareness, advocacy, and fundraising to empower patients to take an assertive role in caring for their well-being through all stages of their lives and by educating and providing affordable health care for the underserved and vulnerable populations in our community.”As a safety net provider, WFHC’s purpose is to address the health needs of anyone who walks through the doors by providing high-quality care. With a team of 2 physicians and 7 mid-level providers, WFHC provided services to 12,438 patients, with 31,113 visits, of which 94% live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and 49% are uninsured from 227 zip codes.Westside Family Health Center is a non-profit community health center providing a wide range of low-cost health care services and serves more than 12,000 low-income and uninsured women, men and children, regardless of one’s ability to pay. To learn more about WFHC, please visit by Celia BernsteinTags :briefsdaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentClimate Resiliency & Watershed Protection Bill Passes Out of CommitteeFresh Finds: Cape SeafoodYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

Match Points

first_imgLAKE OCONEE, Ga. – Normally through two rounds of an event, the best players advance to the weekend and try to extend their lead, while players who didn’t perform as well are left giving chase. But this isn’t a normal event. No, the Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation does things a little differently. And why shouldn’t it? The 40 competitors gathered this week aren’t your normal golfers. Sure, there are PGA Tour and LPGA pros in the field, but “Big Break” is more than the sum of its parts. Enter loopy loopers – hello, Kip Henley and Don Donatello, who both currently caddie on the PGA Tour – and a Pro Football Hall of Famer in Jerry Rice. Neither the event, nor its cast of characters, are lwhat you’re used to seeing on the professional stages.  The first two rounds of the Big Break Invitational were played as a Modified Stableford, where the more points players racked up, the better. But after the first two rounds, the 12 men and 12 women remaining will start anew when they tee it up at the Great Waters Course on Thursday. OK, it’s not quite that cut and dry. There is the issue of seeding for match play in the third round. But as any golfer knows, there are no guarantees when it comes to match play. “Tomorrow the slate is clean, for all 12 players, men and women,” Justin Peters said. “Doesn’t matter if you had 60 points or 40 points; if you’re No. 1 or No. 12. In match play, anything can happen. It’s just one day, one on one.” Peters birdied three of his last four holes Wednesday to sneak into the last spot as the No. 12 seed. “I don’t think anybody’s scared of me at this point,” Peters said. “You see [volatility] in match play. No. 1 goes down sometimes.” That No. 1 will be Tony Finau, and while no one is scared of Peters, perhaps Peters should be scared of Finau, after rounds of 67-70 and a two-day Stableford score of plus-55. “I definitely wanted to be that No. 1 seed,” Finau said. “I knew whether I was [the] 1 seed or 12 seed, you live another day.” Anything can happen, but the way Finau’s been playing of late, he’s showing no signs of slowing. Two weeks ago, he finished T-14 at the Tour Championship after completing a rookie season with five top 10s, including a win at the Stonebrae Classic in August. He’ll be a PGA Tour rookie next season. On the ladies side, Kim Welch, who’s the No. 9 seed, couldn’t be more excited about starting from scratch. “It’s great,” Welch said, “because I feel like I played OK yesterday, I played bad today, but tomorrow’s a new day and anything can happen in match play.” The No. 1 seed for the women is Ryan O’Toole, who finished 11 points clear of her next closest competitor through two rounds. The landscape isn’t quite as picturesque for O’Toole, who desperately needs some positive mojo after making only five made cuts in 18 LPGA events this season. “Two more days left,” O’Toole said. “Obviously today just positions me for match play but it doesn’t really give me that much of a boost. So, tomorrow is a new round, and a new tournament.” A new round and a new tournament, yes, but hopefully some things stay the same for O’Toole over the next two days – she blitzed the Great Waters Course on Wednesday with an 8-under 64, the lowest round of the week from a man or woman. Mark Silvers shot 6-under 66 Wednesday for the low round on the men’s side. That low round will help her if she advances to Friday, when women and men play head-to-head in stroke play. It’s a challenge she welcomes. “I look forward come Friday and being able to compete head-to-head with one of the guys to see the difference and to see what they do,” O’Toole said. “We play our tees, and so I will enjoy being ahead of them off the tee.” That is, of course, an entire day – and perhaps an entire “tournament” – away. Even though O’Toole and Finau have been playing superb thus far, as golfers all know, anything can happen in match play. The 12 men who advanced and their seeds for third-round match play are: No. 1: Tony Finau No. 2: Mark Murphy No. 3: Mark Silvers No. 4: Tommy Gainey No. 5: Derek Gillespie No. 6: Hugo Leon No. 7: David Byrne No. 8: Brian Cooper No. 9: Kent Eger No. 10: Brent Long No. 11: Jay Woodson No. 12: Justin Peters The 12 women who advanced and their seeds for third-round match play are: No. 1: Ryann O’Toole No. 2: Emily Talley No. 3: Gerina Piller No. 4: Sedena Parks No. 5: Jackie Stoelting No. 6: Kristy McPherson No. 7: Sara Brown No. 8: Elena Robles No. 9: Kim Welch No. 10: Stefanie Kenoyer No. 11: Carling Nolan No. 12: Mallory Blackwelderlast_img read more