New Covid restrictions pass in parliament despite large Tory rebellion

first_img“If government is to take away fundamental liberties of the people whom we represent, they must demonstrate beyond question that they are acting in a way that is both proporaitonate and absolutely necessary,” he said. The government will review the status of each region on 16 December. Chair of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers Graham Brady voted against the new restrictions and argued that the government had not provided enough evidence for its approach. Environment secretary George Eustice said yesterday that a scotch egg would count as a substantial meal, opening the door to an animated discussion in the media on what else would count under the new rules. Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons before the vote today (Image: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor) MPs have agreed to implement new tiered Covid restrictions from tomorrow, however Boris Johnson was rocked by the largest Tory backbench rebellion he has faced. The largest previous rebellion against Johnson was when 44 Conservative MPs voted against bringing in a 10pm hospitality curfew in England. “I believe the government has failed to make that compelling case.” “The measures we take in this county, and the measures in these regulations, are similar in kind and seek to strike the same balance as measures in similar countries the world over,” he said. whatsapp Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons before the vote today (Image: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor) Also Read: New Covid restrictions pass in parliament despite large Tory rebellion The vote means London will tomorrow be put into Tier 2, meaning the hospitality and retail sectors can open their doors. Health secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons that “we can’t learn to live with [Covid]” as some MPs have suggested. Tuesday 1 December 2020 7:14 pm Seventy-eight MPs, including 55 Tory MPs, voted against the government and against the three-tier Covid restrictions. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer instructed his MPs to abstain from the vote. From tomorrow, London’s pubs and restaurants can only serve patrons if they order a “substantial meal” and household mixing will not be allowed indoors. Share Johnson announced today that all pubs in Tier 2 that cannot open under the new restrictions will be given a £1,000 grant. Stefan Boscia Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons before the vote today (Image: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor) Also Read: New Covid restrictions pass in parliament despite large Tory rebellion New Covid restrictions pass in parliament despite large Tory rebellion whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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People / Delta Cargo names Shawn Cole as its vice-president

first_img Shawn Cole has become vice-president of Delta Cargo. A Delta executive for some 10 years, he was most recently VP finance and corporate planning.Mr Cole will be responsible for “ensuring the carrier delivers a quality commercial, financial and operational performance”.“Shawn is a solutions-driven Delta executive,” said Gareth Joyce, president of Delta Cargo. “He has consistently motivated organisations to deliver maximum productivity, improve top-line growth and control costs through the most effective use of available resources and tools. This expertise positions Shawn to continue Cargo’s successful momentum as well.” Mr Cole has spent his career at Delta in the finance team. Prior to that he was director of supply chain value management for Coca-Cola. By Alex Lennane 28/07/2017last_img read more

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News / CMA CGM opts for ‘market share over profit’ in second quarter

first_img CMA CGM posted a net loss of $109m in the second quarter, taking the French transport and logistics group to a first-half loss of $152m. However, it attributed much of the negative result to the acquisition of loss-making Ceva Logistics and the application of the new IFRS 16 accounting regulations on its leasing arrangements. Of the carriers that report their results, CMA CGM is traditionally the last to publish, and at first glance appears to have underperformed its peers in terms of profitability, opting for market growth over revenue.  For Q2, CMA CGM’s liner sector recorded “a significant improvement in volumes carried”, compared with the same period of 2018, with growth of 6.3%, to 5.52m teu. This was in contrast to carrier rivals Maersk’s 1.4% and Hapag-Lloyd’s 1.7% volume growth during the same period. It was, it said, a performance driven by strong growth in its intra-regional, shortsea, US, Latin American and Australasian services, which, said the company, “remain particularly dynamic”. Nevertheless, the aggressive growth strategy adopted by CMA CGM saw its second-quarter revenue from its liner business up just 4.6% on Q2 18, to $6bn, as freight rates came under pressure. Analyst Lars Jensen said it appeared the carrier was “partly focused on market share growth”, adding that “not surprisingly in this market, such growth comes at a price”. According to CMA CGM interim accounts, Ceva contributed a loss of $51.5m to the H1 result. Following its takeover of the logistics group at the end of June, CMA CGM tried to return the company to the black, including a relocation of Ceva’s headquarters to Marseilles. “We are focusing on the turnaround of the company through deep operational changes and on achieving positive free cash flow as early as the fourth quarter 2019,” said its newly-appointed chief executive Nicolas Sartini in July. CMA CGM said it would continue to focus on “operational efficiency, cost control and the rationalisation of its industrial activities and brands”, citing the success of a $51 per teu reduction in operational expenses achieved in the second quarter versus the first three months of the year. “Thanks to all the measures put in place, the group is confident for the second half of 2019, which should be better than the first one,” said CMA CGM. However, analysts are not as confident that H2 will prove any better in terms of a return from liner shipping. In a recap of the Q2 results of the 11 shipping companies that report financials, John McCown, founder of New York-based consultant Blue Alpha Capital, concluded that container shipping came out of Q2 with a cumulative breakeven, but suffered a loss of $289m for H1. Mr McCown noted that the worst performers in Q2 were HMM, Yang Ming and CMA CGM, while top of the class were Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and Cosco. Against the back drop of trade wars, weak peak season demand and wider recessionary fears, the analyst is warning of tough times ahead for the liner industry. “All of this suggests the industry will sink back into the red with significant second-half losses,” said Mr McCown. By Mike Wackett 09/09/2019last_img read more

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Imprecise research threatens precision medicine

first_img By Spencer Phillips Hey and Aaron S. Kesselheim Aug. 11, 2016 Reprints Aaron S. Kesselheim Related: FDA chief aims to recruit 100 million Americans for precision medicine research Interest in precision medicine grows, but reimbursements slow to follow As we wrote recently in Science, three key barriers are impeding the drive toward truly transformational precision medicine: researchers often don’t rigorously test the biological theories that supposedly explain why a targeted treatment should work; they haven’t fully determined the accuracy of the diagnostic tests used to figure out if a patient is a good candidate for the therapy; and there’s little coordination between investigators, which has led to inefficient research. Wild West. When a variety of different research teams, labs, and companies are working in the same area, it is often difficult to know if the results they generate are comparable, since no one is ultimately responsible for double-checking results or coordinating this enterprise.One example of this involves a treatment for lung cancer. Numerous teams are looking at more precisely targeting chemotherapy for lung cancer using a biomarker called excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) protein. In theory, the chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and carboplatin work better for individuals whose tumors have less ERCC1 protein. In reality, it’s more complicated — and more discouraging — than that.An evaluation of 33 studies of ERCC1 and lung cancer chemotherapy showed so much heterogeneity in the diagnostic methods and scoring rules that the results are essentially incomparable. So after more than a decade of research, we still don’t know if measuring ERCC1 makes a difference. Nevertheless, numerous ERCC1 test kits are commercially available, and are being used to help “guide” lung cancer chemotherapy.Ways forward. The goal of precision medicine is admirable. But it will take longer to get there and cost far more than anticipated given the current research inefficiencies. Multiple research groups are exploring the same targets with little communication and oversight. Instead of leading to better, more reliable biomarker assays and treatments, these uncoordinated efforts can sow confusion and undermine interventions intended to enhance patients’ health.It doesn’t have to be this way. We should demand the same high-quality testing of precision medicine as we do for any new medicine, including randomized trials that account for the presumed mechanism of action. In addition, a central, up-to-date, publicly accessible database of evidence regarding biomarkers and diagnostic tests — perhaps coordinated by major research institutions such as the National Human Genome Research Institute and National Cancer Institute — would help improve transparency and reduce waste and inefficiency in the quest for precision medicine.Spencer Phillips Hey, PhD, is a research fellow in the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a faculty member at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, is associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and director of PORTAL. The views expressed here were previously published in Science. Related: @akesselheim Related: [email protected] About the Authors Reprints Biological theory matters. In the past, researchers didn’t need to know precisely how a drug worked as long as it improved health or saved lives. For example, the statin class of drugs were originally thought to prevent heart attacks by lowering the amount of harmful LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream, but may actually achieve their cardioprotective effect by cooling inflammation.advertisement First OpinionImprecise research threatens precision medicine The right treatment for the right patient at the right time. That’s the mantra of what’s being called precision medicine. To date, though, imprecision medicine might be a better moniker.Precision medicine aims to be a transformative paradigm that moves away from the “one-size-fits-all” approach in which treatments work for some people but not others. To the average American, especially one who has cancer, precision medicine sets a high expectation of a more targeted, and so more effective, treatment.But all too often the science underpinning these targeted therapies has not been up to snuff and the result has been greater uncertainty about optimal treatment — just the opposite of what precision medicine intends to do.advertisement @SpencerPHey Spencer Phillips Hey On precision medicine, Obama is playing the long game [email protected] Carsten Koall/Getty Images Managing uncertainty. In conventional disease research, a group of individuals take a drug believed to treat a particular condition. The outcome is whether they get better. In precision medicine there are additional things to consider. What gene, protein, or other biomarker is involved? What diagnostic test is used to identify it? What drug is best for treating individuals with the biomarker? Uncertainty with any of these questions muddies treatment decisions.One of the best known biomarkers, HER2, is a receptor protein that sits on the surface of breast cancer cells. The more HER2, the more “grow and divide” signals are sent to the cancer cells. Drugs such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) and lapatinib (Tykerb) directly target HER2. The basic test for HER2 measures the amount of the protein on cell surfaces. A score of 0 to 1+ is typically classified as HER2 negative, 2+ is borderline, and 3+ is HER2 positive. However, different labs and different pathologists use slightly different rules for deciding whether test results are positive or negative. That means some women who would benefit from taking anti-HER2 drugs aren’t getting them while others who are HER2 negative are getting them. After tons of studies, we still don’t know the exact cutoff score for treatment with anti-HER2 drugs. Precision medicine is supposed to work differently. Basic research identifies a gene or protein thought to be at the root of a particular disease or condition. A drug is developed to modify the gene’s products or block the protein’s action. A diagnostic test is created to determine who carries the gene or who has an abnormal protein level, and so who should get the drug. All of these steps are built upon the assumptions of biological theories which, unfortunately, can be wrong or incomplete.An example of this is cetuximab (Erbitux). Developed as a precision medicine against metastatic colorectal cancer, the FDA initially approved cetuximab in 2004 for patients whose tumors tested positive for a protein called EGFR. However, the pivotal clinical trial that led to FDA approval didn’t enroll any EGFR-negative patients. That’s a problem because it made it impossible to test the key biological assumption that cetuximab would not benefit EGFR-negative patients. Researchers later discovered that EGFR production is basically irrelevant to whether patients with metastatic colorectal cancer will benefit from cetuximab. Instead, another genetic marker, a mutation of a gene called KRAS, better predicts who will benefit from the drug.Because the biological connection between the abnormal gene or protein, the cancer, and the diagnostic tool wasn’t carefully tested before cetuximab was approved, some patients who would have benefitted from the drug didn’t get it, while others did get the drug — and its harmful side-effects — even though they had essentially no chance of benefitting from it. This is exactly what precision medicine is supposed to avoid. Tags cancermedical researchprecision medicinelast_img read more

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#LoveLaois: Is your business re-opening with outdoor dining next week? Let us know and we’ll include it in our directory

first_imgHome Love Laois #LoveLaois: Is your business re-opening with outdoor dining next week? Let us… Love LaoisWe Are Laois RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic #LoveLaois: Is your business re-opening with outdoor dining next week? Let us know and we’ll include it in our directory WhatsApp Twitter TAGSLove Laois The weather is getting better, the summer holidays are on their way and the Coronavirus restrictions are easing again thankfully.From next Monday, June 7, pubs and restaurants can re-open with outdoor service. It’ll be the first time in almost six months that many will have their doors open again.The simple pleasure of going out for something to eat will return, albeit in an outdoor setting for the time being.Here at LaoisToday, as has been our ethos from the start, we Love Laois. And we want our audience to Love Laois too.For that reason we’re putting together a very helpful guide, a list of where you can eat outdoors in Laois.We want to include you in our comprehensive guide – one that we will publish on our site this weekend.We promise that we will promote it on our social media pages where we have a significant following.As a family-owned and locally-owned media business, we know only too well the harsh commercial reality that the past 15 months have been.But we can all our do our bit to help each other. Think Local, Spend Local, Love Laois.If you would like us to include your business in our online directory – or if you would like to let us know about a business that we should include – please email [email protected] with a brief description of your business as well as one photo you would like us to include.There is no charge to businesses to be included. SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday here Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd June 2021 Twitter Electric Picnic Council Pinterest Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Derek Conlon Carpentry and Construction seeking to hireNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, June 2, 2021 LaoisToday Reporter Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

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Climate-related financial disclosure needs work, global task force finds

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Incentive conflicts, regulatory burdens on AMF agenda Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoters In particular, the task force said companies need to provide investors with more detail on the potential financial impact of climate-related issues. And, it noted that most companies don’t disclose information about the resilience of their strategies for dealing with climate change.The TCFD’s latest review found that the average number of recommended disclosures per company increased from 2.8 in 2016 to 3.6 in 2018. Further, the proportion of companies that disclosed information aligning with at least one of its recommendations rose from 70% in 2016 to 78% in 2018.Yet, companies still face challenges in producing disclosure, including a lack of standardized metrics and targets. More companies “need to start their disclosure journey,” the report said.“While the task force found some of the results of its disclosure review and survey encouraging, it has concerns that not enough companies are disclosing decision-useful climate-related financial information,” the report said.The report contains a review of 1,100 companies from 142 countries in eight industries, coupled with a survey of investors on the usefulness of climate-related financial disclosures.“We remain encouraged by the continued growth in the number of companies adhering to the guidelines of the TCFD – it means businesses are better informed about the risks they face, and investors are more capable of making sound decisions. However, we’re also clear-eyed about the serious threat that climate change poses,” said Michael Bloomberg, chair of the TCFD.“In order to keep people out of harm’s way, and build a more resilient global economy, we need more companies to follow their lead – and soon,” he added.Mary Schapiro, special advisor to the TCFD chair and vice chair for global public policy at Bloomberg LP, added, “We see extensive and mounting evidence that the physical and transition effects of the climate crisis are real. In order to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, we need to take forceful action – this includes action from corporations and the private sector at large.”The TCFD will deliver its next status report in September 2020. In the meantime, it’s considering added guidance on climate-related scenario analysis, and is working to identify relevant, accessible climate-related scenarios. Related news An iceberg gounded near an old fishing stage CSA sets rules on non-GAAP financial reporting Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Disclosure of climate-related financial risks isn’t good enough for investors, reports a global industry task force.The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published its latest progress report today, June 5, which found that the disclosure of climate-related financial information has increased since 2016, but is “still insufficient for investors.” James Langton Keywords Climate change,  Disclosure last_img read more

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ADDRESS BY HON MICHAEL STERN, MINISTER OF STATE, INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT AND COMMERCE. OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NATIONAL GROWTH MICRO FINANCE LIMITED

first_imgRelatedADDRESS BY HON MICHAEL STERN, MINISTER OF STATE, INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT AND COMMERCE. OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NATIONAL GROWTH MICRO FINANCE LIMITED RelatedADDRESS BY HON MICHAEL STERN, MINISTER OF STATE, INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT AND COMMERCE. OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NATIONAL GROWTH MICRO FINANCE LIMITED RelatedADDRESS BY HON MICHAEL STERN, MINISTER OF STATE, INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT AND COMMERCE. OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NATIONAL GROWTH MICRO FINANCE LIMITED ADDRESS BY HON MICHAEL STERN, MINISTER OF STATE, INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT AND COMMERCE. OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NATIONAL GROWTH MICRO FINANCE LIMITED UncategorizedMarch 19, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail I consider it a distinct pleasure to share this occasion with you. The launch of this initiative is a welcome support for the micro enterprise sector and the availability of some $220 million dollars is a significant boost to the pool of funds.The Micro and Small Enterprise sector which the government recognises as an important strategy in building the economy, generating employment and addressing poverty. We believe that Micro and small enterprises are also crucial to the Jamaican economy because of their role in the production and distribution of goods and services and in the enhancement of innovation, productivity and economic competitiveness.The increasing importance of Micro and Small Enterprises stands out as a major source of income for women and young entrepreneurs. Many of these individuals start out by “trying a thing” and have through hard work and determination, grown their businesses and today have emerged as successful entrepreneurs in their own right.Although the full contribution of informal businesses is not fully accounted for, informed estimates tell us that the sector contributes up to forty percent of the country’s total income.One of the challenges to national development is ensuring that these enterprising men, women and young people are brought into the economic mainstream. When a small business becomes formalized, the owners of that business can benefit from training, technical support, soft loans, marketing and promotional programmes and the various government and non-government assistance that can grow the business and increase its profits.As you may be aware,, the Government has increased its emphasis on the economic importance of micro and small enterprises predominantly as a major source of employment in Jamaica. The government, often in partnership with private sector and development agencies is seeking to redress particular difficulties faced by the MSE sector by offering benefits through new and existing support schemes.The primary measures to achieve the broad development objective for the sector were improved access to credit and increased business development services. These measures are being conducted through the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP), the euro28.7 million technical assistance programme funded by the European Union which started in 2005. The programme is geared at enhancing the competitiveness of firms, as well as strengthening their support and representative organizations.Importantly also, is the number of entities which offered financial services to the sector increased while some existing institutions offered additional services for example, the NCB SME Financial Services launched the NCB Business Grow loan facility. Some institutions continued to receive support from international development partners such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the European Union (EU).Data from the Employed Labour Force by Employment Status for 2006 showed that, the Own Account (sole traders) category, which constitutes the vast majority of MSEs accounted for approximately 34.0 per cent (367 500 persons) of the total employed labour force. Wholesaling and Retailing employed approximately 24.0 per cent of the labour force.Access to financing has been identified as a major constraint to the growth of the sector. In partnership with the government, a number of the institutions are involved in providing affordable credit to small and micro businesses. These institutions include the Jamaica National Micro Credit Limited, the Credit Unions, Development Bank of Jamaica, Scotia Bank Micro Enterprise Financing Limited, Access Financial Services, EX-IM Bank and MIDA.For fiscal year 2008/09, projections indicate that just over $3.8 billion will be available to the SME sector.Government has undertaken the establishment of business incubators intended to enhance entrepreneurial activities within the small and micro enterprise sector.The project proposes the establishment of small business incubators for the nurturing of existing micro enterprises and potential start-ups and the establishment of community-based production centres. Government will provide a range of support through its various agencies in the establishment of the incubators.The overall goal of the project is to facilitate the creation of sustainable employment opportunities for the target beneficiaries. The target businesses under the project comprise existing micro enterprises and start-up businesses with good potential for success. In particular, the programme will pay special attention to trained young existing or potential entrepreneurs who lack capital and/or collateral.The main beneficiaries include new and emerging micro and small enterprises that are already actively seeking to provide needed commodities (products, processes or services) for which a market exists. These include activities that can be made viable and profitable by the injection of various resources and assistance including access to operating capital; access to non-cash lines of credit; subsidized rent; common services that reduce overhead and variable costs; and on site management counselling.The Jamaica Business Development Centre has been mandated to lead the Government’s initiative to facilitate the sustainable development of the Micro and Small Enterprises in Jamaica. The company’s mandate is being implemented by experts in design, product development, engineering, business development, business analysis and research.The JBDC also operates as a national network broker and facilitates clients, especially “start-up” businesses, to make efficient links with both government and private sector agencies.It is evident that a new day has dawned for the facilitation of micro and small enterprises in this country. The entry of this new company into the business of micro financing and business facilitation will give momentum to our efforts. The unique features of your programme which includes business mentorship and support with respect to targeting niche markets are most welcome and on behalf of the potential beneficiaries I say a big thank you. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Libraries join work on Library of Congress conservation project

first_imgPublished: Feb. 4, 2019 The University of Colorado Boulder is part of a major national effort to assess the physical health of books across American research libraries.The Library of Congress is spearheading the initiative, thanks to a $540,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.CU Boulder Libraries, along with libraries at Arizona State University, Cornell University, University of Miami and University of Washington, “will compare the physical, chemical and optical characteristics of a representative sample of bibliographically identical books,” according to a Library of Congress news release.Those comparisons will help evaluate the books’ overall health, decomposition and guide decisions about archiving and preservation.“CU Boulder Libraries are an excellent partner in this grant because of our extremely dry climate,” said Lauren Stapleton, preservation manager for the Libraries. “With the scientific testing of collections involved in the grant, we will learn if our climate has special characteristics that help or hinder our collections. We will use this knowledge to inform our preservation practices and retention decisions. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Library of Congress on this exciting project.”The University Libraries will be shipping 500 books from the print collections at different intervals over 40 months to be analyzed at Library of Congress’s labs. The impact for patrons will be minimal. The impact on the books is noninvasive so patrons will likely never see where the micro samples were taken from the books. Staff from the Preservation Unit of CU Boulder Libraries will travel to Washington DC  to see firsthand what is involved with collecting this data.Library of Congress officials said the results of the research will be unveiled in 2022.Categories:SCAPAnnouncementsCollectionsTags:Preservationlast_img read more

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Beckstoffer Vineyards Makes Contribution to #LakeCountyRising

first_img TAGSBeckstoffer VineyardsfeaturedLake CountyLake County Crush District 2 Winegrape CommissionLake County Wine AllianceLake County Winery Association Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Beckstoffer Vineyards Makes Contribution to #LakeCountyRisingIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBeckstoffer Vineyards Makes Contribution to #LakeCountyRisingBy Press Release – September 22, 2015 55 0 Share Previous articleTassajara Fire Status Report: Impact on Wine IndustryNext articleDamilano Unveils Barolo ‘1752’ Cannubi Riserva Press Release Pinterest Twitter Email AdvertisementKelseyville, Calif., September 21, 2015 – On Monday, September 21, 2015, Beckstoffer Vineyards announced its donation of $50,000 to the #LakeCountyRising fundraising campaign.“We’re part of the community,” said Andy Beckstoffer, founder, chairman, and owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards. “We have major vineyard holdings in Lake County, and many of our people live in Lake County.”“On behalf of the Lake County community, we are grateful for the generosity we’re seeing from across the region,” said Debra Sommerfield, president of the Lake County Winegrape Commission, one of three organizations who have partnered to establish the #LakeCountyRising fundraising effort.#LakeCountyRising is a fundraising effort to support community rebuilding in the areas ravaged by the Valley Fire with a focus on livelihood, housing, and community needs. The effort was initiated by three Lake County organizations: Lake County Winegrape Commission, Lake County Winery Association, and Lake County Wine Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that will manage the collection and distribution of tax-deductible donations.“This generous donation by the Beckstoffer family is a wonderful example of how the wine industry is coming together with significant support,” Sommerfield said.Beckstoffer Vineyards farms more than 1,300 acres in the Red Hills of Lake County, in addition to its 1,000 acres in the Napa Valley and 1,300 acres in Mendocino County.“We hope this will motivate other people to give,” Beckstoffer said.#LakeCountyRising aims to raise significant funds over the coming weeks and months to help members of the Lake County community cope, adjust, and rebuild after the Valley Fire. #LakeCountyRising is working with local organizations and government agencies to identify the most pressing community needs.To donate, visit the Lake County Rising page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/LakeCountyRising, to make a donation online using PayPal, or send a check made payable to Lake County Wine Alliance, memo “Lake County Rising Fire Relief Fund,” to:Lake County Wine AllianceP.O. Box 530Kelseyville, CA 95451###Lake County Crush District 2 Winegrape Commission3865 Main Street, Kelseyville, CA 95451(707) 279-2633www.lakecountywinegrape.orgLake County Winery AssociationP.O. Box 1474, Kelseyville, CA 95451(707) 357-5237www.lakecountywineries.orgLake County Wine AllianceP.O. Box 530, Kelseyville, CA 95451(707) 279-9463www.winealliance.orgAdvertisement last_img read more

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