Your guide to the game as Laois take on Westmeath in Joe McDonagh Cup final

first_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSJoe McDonagh CupJoe McDonagh Cup FinalLaois senior hurlersLaois v Westmeath Your guide to the game as Laois take on Westmeath in Joe McDonagh Cup final RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest GAA Twitter By Steven Miller – 30th June 2019 Facebook Previous articleIn Pictures: Laois Footballers celebrate glorious win over Offaly with supportersNext articleProperty Watch: Properties to rent in Laois for between €800 and €900 a month Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Home Sport GAA Your guide to the game as Laois take on Westmeath in Joe… SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Twitter Facebook Laois captain Paddy Purcell with Westmeath’s Aonghus Clarke in Croke Park After a three-week build-up the big day is here for the Laois hurlers as they take on Westmeath today in the Joe McDonagh Cup final.When, where, what time?The game throws in at 1.45pm in Croke Park.Team newsEddie Brennan named his team on Friday night and there was a couple of big calls.While it shows seven changes from the side that drew with Westmeath two weeks ago when Laois were already through to the final, the more relevant game to compare with is Laois’s Round 3 win away to Kerry when Laois secured their final place.The big call in defence sees Joe Phelan, who has started every game, lose out to Lee Cleere while in attack Mark Kavanagh comes back into the starting 15 in place of Neil Foyle.Kavanagh scored 0-18 in the opening two games but hasn’t featured in either of the last two because of injury.The Westmeath team shows two changes from the side that drew with Laois the last day out – Cormac Boyle coming into the half forward line in place of his Raharney club-mate Ciaran Doyle and Darragh Clinton, who scored four points after coming on, starting instead of Derek McNicholas.LAOIS: Enda Rowland (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); Lee Cleere (Clough-Ballacolla), Matthew Whelan (Borris-Kilcotton), Donnacha Hartnett (Mountmellick); Jack Kelly (Rathdowney-Errill) Ryan Mullaney (Castletown), Padraig Delaney (The Harps); John Lennon (Rosenallis), Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill); Aaron Dunphy (Borris-Kilcotton), Mark Kavanagh (Rathdowney-Errill), Stephen Maher (Clough-Ballacolla); Willie Dunphy (Clough-Ballacolla), Charles Dwyer (Ballinakill), Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill)WESTMEATH: Conor Lynch; Daragh Egerton, Tommy Doyle, Gary Greville; Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke, Paul Greville; Shane Clavin, John Gilligan; Joey Boyle, Killian Doyle, Cormac Boyle; Alan Devine, Darragh Clinton, Robbie Greville.What has Westmeath’s form been like this season?In Westmeath’s opening game in the Joe McDonagh Cup, they hammered Offaly 3-18 to 0-14 before losing at home to Kerry a week later on a scoreline of 1-21 to 2-16.But they bounced back in style with an emphatic 0-29 to 0-21 win away to Antrim, a win that as good as assured them of their final place before they drew with Laois the last day out.In the league they operated in Division 2A the division below Laois but won all five regular games against London, Antrim, Meath, Kerry and Mayo before narrowly beating Kerry in the final to secure promotion to the new Division 1 next year.What have Westmeath been like in the last couple of seasons?Since gaining promotion and winning Division 4 by defeating Longford back in 2015, Offaly have operated in Division 3 of the league.Westmeath beat Laois in the opening round of the Joe McDonagh Cup final last year en route to a final appearance which they lost to Carlow by five points.The previous year they were in the Leinster championship Round Robin group with Laois and took the second spot in the group behind Laois.Laois won the group game between the two before Westmeath then lost to Offaly by four points before competing well with All Ireland champions Tipperary in the Qualifiers when full-back Tommy Doyle earned rave reviews for his display on Seamus Callinan when he kept the Tipp star scoreless from play.Who’s managing Westmeath and what players should we watch out for?Former Limerick goalkeeper Joe Quaid is in his first year managing Westmeath. Quaid was part of the Limerick team that lost All Ireland finals in 1994 and 1996 and was later heavily involved in his native county with a number of the current senior players when they were in the underage developments.Indeed he was overlooked for the Limerick minor manager’s job in late 2012 when the likes of Cian Lynch, Darragh O’Donovan and Richie English were minor having been over them when they won Limerick’s first and only All Ireland U-16 title.Quaid later managed Limerick to an All Ireland intermediate camogie title and was manager of the Kildare hurlers before taking on Westmeath this year. He was linked with the Laois vacancy prior to Eddie Brennan’s appointment.Killian Doyle is Westmeath’s top scorer and has put up massive scores across the competion while full-back Tommy Doyle and captain Aonghus Clarke at centre-back are also highly regarded players.What’s Laois’s recent history like against Westmeath?There hasn’t been much between the sides in any of their recent championship meetings, which was epitomised by their recent 1-22 apiece draw two weeks ago.In last year’s opening round Joe McDonagh Cup game in Portlaoise, Westmeath won 2-21 to 1-21  while the year before in the Leinster championship round robin, Laois won 1-23 to 2-17.Who’s the referee?Antrim’s Colum Cunning is the man in the middle. He took charge of Laois’s opening round win over Offaly as well as the Round 2 league game against Waterford.What other hurling games are on this weekend?It’s a bumper weekend of hurling with the Leinster hurling final between Kilkenny and Wexford on after the Laois v Westmeath game at 4pm and the Munster final between Tipperary and Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.What are the odds?Laois are 1/2 favourites with Westmeath 2/1. The draw is 9/1.How much is it to get in?Stand tickets for adults are €35 if they are pre-purchased but €40 on the day. Students and senior citizens can claim back €10 in the Davin or Cusack. U-16s are €5 for the Cusack or Davin. There are no concessions in the Hogan.Hill 16 tickets are €30 on the day or €25 if pre-purchased.What happens after the Joe McDonagh final?The winners of today’s game will be promoted to the Leinster championship round robin next year where they’ll face a big step up against Kilkenny, Wexford, Galway and Dublin.The losers will stay in the Joe McDonagh alongside Meath, Antrim, Kerry and Carlow.But both teams will be in action next weekend regardless in the All Ireland Qualifier – the winners will play Dublin while the losers will face Cork. Fixture details for that will be confirmed on Monday.Is there a curtain raiser?Yes, the Wexford and Kilkenny minors play at the scarcely believable time of 11.30am in the Leinster minor final while Kilkenny and Wexford square off in the senior final at 4pm.Where can you watch, listen and follow the action?TG4 are showing full live coverage on their YouTube channel while Midlands 103 will have full commentary on the radio while our Live Blog will keep you right up to speed also.SEE ALSO – Captain Paddy Purcell calling on every man, woman and child to get behind Laois hurlers WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA GAA last_img read more

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New Colt/Shanahoe club passed by Laois GAA resulting in championship changes

first_imgHome Hurling Club Hurling New Colt/Shanahoe club passed by Laois GAA resulting in championship changes HurlingClub HurlingSportGAA Previous articleProfiled: The IT Carlow players looking to make Sigerson Cup history tonightNext articleNo takers for St Patrick’s Day trip to New York Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. By Alan Hartnett – 29th January 2020 Electric Picnic Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSColt/Shanahoe Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp New Colt/Shanahoe club passed by Laois GAA resulting in championship changes GAA Facebook News Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Colt/Shanahoe The brand new Colt/Shanahoe GAA club was officially rubber-stamped by Laois GAA at their County Board meeting on Monday night.Earlier this month, Colt and Shanahoe clubs held votes on a proposal to amalgamate fully for hurling.The decision follows months of negotiations between the two clubs as well as separate meetings of the two individual clubs and support from Laois County Board.The amalgamation is a full join up that will see the clubs come together for all grades from underage up to adult.It came before the other GAA clubs in the county at Monday’s meeting and was unanimously passed.Colt and Shanahoe previously played separately in the old Senior A competition that has now been renamed Premier Intermediate.But their coming together leaves just seven teams in that championship now so Laois GAA has decided to expunge Clonaslee’s relegation.They lost to Slieve Bloom in the relegation final last year but will now not drop to Junior A.And the same applies in the Intermediate grade where Ballypickas, who were relegated by Clonad, will also get to stay up.The imbalance is then addressed a Junior ‘A’ level where Colt/Shanahoe enter their second team with their third team playing at Junior ‘C’ level.As reported earlier this month, the teams will preserve their existing clubs by entering Junior C football teams.At juvenile level, Colt and Shanahoe have largely played their hurling with Raheen Parish Gaels (including Clonad, Ballypickas and Trumera).Ballypickas have pulled away from this arrangement to join forces with Ballinakill at underage level.At U-13, Clonad have their own team while Colt/Shanahoe are in with Trumera.However, from U-14 up to U-20, the three clubs are together as Raheen Parish Gaels.SEE ALSO – New Laois hurling team for 2020 as neighbouring clubs vote to amalgamate fullylast_img read more

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NYSE still waiting for EC decision on merger with Deutsche Boerse

NYSE Euronext is denying reports that the European Commission is set to kill its proposed merger with the Deutsche Boerse. The operator of the New York Stock Exchange released a statement Tuesday indicating that it “has not yet received any official decision by the European Commission” regarding the merger. It notes that the commission is slated to make its final ruling on whether to clear the proposed merger by February 9. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter TSX proposes flat fee for retail market data TMX caps stronger 2020 with Q4 profits growing to $71.8 million Related news Keywords Stock exchangesCompanies NYSE Euronext U.S. exchanges scrap political contributions James Langton “As a matter of policy, we cannot comment on speculation,” it says, adding that it has made a good case for the deal to the European authorities. “The proposed merger aims to create a regulated, highly liquid and integrated European market for stock and derivatives trading as well as clearing and settlement, thereby contributing to the stability, integrity and transparency of the European financial market,” it says. And, it notes that it has also proposed “substantial and tangible concessions” that aim to address the EC’s competition concerns. “Under the European Commission’s formal process, any preliminary recommendation by the case team would subsequently be vetted and acted on by the entire European Commission. We look forward to pressing the case for this compelling transaction in that forum,” it adds. Regulatory concerns have dogged a variety of efforts to merge stock exchanges around the world over the past year. And, in Canada, the collection of banks and pension funds that is bidding to consolidate and integrate the trading and clearing businesses — by buying up the TMX Group, its main rival in the trading business, Alpha Group, and the industry clearing operation, CDS — is awaiting decisions from securities regulators and competition authorities on its proposed deal. read more

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Recovery, when it comes, should be quick: CIBC economist

first_imgstock market bounce back Arhui1979 / iStockphoto Despite the bleak sentiment, he offered investors evidence that this recession will eventually result in a quick recovery relative to typical recessions.For example, U.S. job losses have been concentrated in certain sectors, resulting in a relatively weak multiplier effect for the economy.During the pandemic, the 15 worst sectors have made up more than half the decline in U.S. jobs since February, Grantham wrote.In contrast, during the 2008–09 financial crisis, the hardest hit sectors constituted only one-third of total job losses in the U.S.“The concentrated nature of the missing jobs gives hope for a rapid rebound when Covid is fully behind us,” Grantham said.Another positive factor is that government support has resulted in fewer business bankruptcies stateside relative to 2019.If that support continues in the form of a new U.S. fiscal package, “greater linkages will remain between employers and employees,” Grantham said. The result would be fewer permanent job losses.Data also show that job openings have rebounded to their pre-pandemic level, as new business formations surge and demand increases for some products and services during the pandemic.Further, those who have been unemployed for long periods have seen a slightly greater probability of re-employment than prior to the pandemic — a situation that is far from typical during a recession.Such evidence has CIBC forecasting that the U.S. unemployment rate could fall quickly enough to warrant a rate hike from the Federal Reserve in 2023.The Bank of Canada would likely follow suit, Grantham said.He made clear, however, that the forecast depends on a vaccine being widely available by mid-2021, as well as U.S. fiscal stimulus being implemented by Q1.“Assuming we get both, there should be some better than expected news for the U.S., and by extension Canada, if we look past a gloomy winter,” Grantham said.For full details, read the CIBC Economics report. With much of the world facing a second wave of Covid-19, the economic recovery is slowing. But an accelerated rebound is visible at the end of the tunnel, states a new report from CIBC Capital Markets on Wednesday.Rising Covid-19 cases and easing government support mean “the North American economy will be in for a long, hard winter,” wrote author Andrew Grantham, CIBC senior economist. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Michelle Schriver Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Related news Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Economic indicators,  CoronavirusCompanies CIBC Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscanlast_img read more

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JNHT Seeking Views on Modernising Heritage Act

first_imgJNHT Seeking Views on Modernising Heritage Act CultureFebruary 11, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) is encouraging members of the public to share their views on the proposed amendments to the JNHT Act at consultation meetings.The appeal was made by Legal Officer of the JNHT, Lisa Grant, while addressing a JIS Think Tank session at the Agency’s head office, Tuesday (February 9).Public consultations have already been held in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine Clarendon, St. Ann, Trelawney and St. James. A similar meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18, at the Golf View Hotel, Caledonia Road, Mandeville, Manchester, starting at 4:00 p.m. The final meeting will be in St. Thomas at a venue and time to be announced.Miss Grant said it was important to hear from the public before the amendments are made.“I think it is important that people come out and look at the legislation that can affect them, how they live, how they do business and handle their properties and give their inputs as to what there problems are, or what there concerns are,” she said.She added that persons who are unable to attend the sessions to air their views could still do so by calling the head office at 922-1287-8/922-3990, or emailing their comments and concerns to [email protected] or through Facebook.According to Miss Grant, it was necessary to modernize the existing Act, and to bring it into consistency with the World Heritage Convention, which governs cultural heritage.“We have discovered that there are several inconsistencies in the Act; how we treat our two major categories of sites, national monuments sites and protective national heritage sites. They should actually be treated equally under the law, but there are several provisions which show certain gaps which were not intentional, which we want to resolve,” she stated.Miss Grant noted that the turnout at meetings have been “good” in some areas while, in others, the attendance has been low. Regardless of the numbers, she said that the views raised by citizens have been “good.” Persons have also offered suggestions on how the organization could protect the nation’s heritage and modernize its operation.“People want to know what it means when your site is declared a National Monument or declared protective National Heritage. What are the guidelines? What are the restrictions? What are the benefits,” she said. RelatedJNHT Seeking Views on Modernising Heritage Act RelatedJNHT Seeking Views on Modernising Heritage Actcenter_img RelatedJNHT Seeking Views on Modernising Heritage Act Advertisementslast_img read more

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Extended VIC lockdown a big blow to many businesses

first_imgExtended VIC lockdown a big blow to many businesses “The continued Victorian lockdown is a big blow to many businesses and the Government must commit to getting out of lockdown as quickly as possible,” Tim Piper the Victorian Head of the national employer association Ai Group said today.“For some businesses this lockdown will be really tough and the support the State Government has provided is essential. The additional $209 million in business support is welcome and will be a lifeline for some but it will not get all businesses back and firing.“Employers are encouraging their people to get tested and vaccinated to help shorten this lockdown and move closer towards a living with COVID approach.“The ongoing uncertainty for business is ‘where to from here?’ We just don’t know how long this lockdown will last and how and when we can resume the path to sustained recovery.“We are pleased that the Government has recognised the differing position of regional Victoria to that in Melbourne and we can expect and hope that everybody will work within the framework offered by the Government, to keep the regions open.“It’s vital that we maintain open borders that keep freight moving to support business continuity not just for Victoria but for the rest of the country,” Mr Piper said. /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:Ai Group, AiGroup, Australian Industry Group, business, Government, lockdown, Melbourne, VIC, Victorialast_img read more

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Young Scientists To Visit CU-Boulder For A First-Hand Look At Research

first_img Published: Feb. 22, 2004 Editors: Photographers and reporters are welcome to attend the lecture or lab sessions but are asked to contact CU-Boulder Community Relations in advance at (303) 492-8384 to arrange. More than 120 science enthusiasts in ninth through 12th grade will visit the University of Colorado at Boulder for a first-hand look at a major research university on Thursday, Feb. 26. The young scientists, all members of the Colorado Wyoming Junior Academy of Science, will hear presentations from some of the campus’s leading scientists and visit CU-Boulder research facilities. Participants will kick off their visit with a presentation by Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize winner and distinguished professor of physics, at 9 a.m. in Old Main Chapel. Wieman will talk about his discovery of the Bose-Einstein condensate and the path he took to becoming an award-winning physics researcher. Students will then break into groups and visit active research laboratories like that of Leslie Leinwand, professor and chair of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Leinwand’s groundbreaking work studying the genetic roots of heart disease led to the creation of a company listed by Red Herring magazine as “one of the 100 companies that will shape the future of the world.” Other students will participate in DNA fingerprinting in the new Discovery Learning Center with Janet DeGrazia, senior instructor of chemical engineering. The day will wrap up with a lunch sponsored in part by Blackjack Pizza, and a talk from research associate Brian Hynek of the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics about the current Mars Rover missions. Hosted by CU-Boulder Community Relations, the visit continues a long tradition of inspiring young researchers through on-campus experiences. Please call Erin Frazier of CU-Boulder Community Relations for more information at (303) 492-8384. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Spain and Portugal Take Centre Stage at 2018 VanWineFest

first_img Previous articleCollaborative Partnership for Australian Wine Industry Trade ExhibitionNext articleAdvancements in Protein Stability & CMC vs. Traditional Cold Stabilization Press Release ReddIt Facebook Home Industry News Releases Spain and Portugal Take Centre Stage at 2018 VanWineFestIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessSpain and Portugal Take Centre Stage at 2018 VanWineFestBy Press Release – October 26, 2017 57 0 AdvertisementDiscounted tickets & Gold Pass on sale November 1 to December 15VANCOUVER, BC (October 26, 2017) — A limited number of discounted advance tickets to the 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival go on sale November 1 at 9:30 a.m. The festival runs February 24 to March 4, 2018, welcoming 177 wineries from 15 countries. All wineries and their principals gather in the Tasting Room to showcase their wines at four International Festival Tastings (March 1-3), available in advance for $4-$9 off the regular price until December 15, or while quantities last.This year, the festival features Wines from Spain and Portugal, with 38 wineries from Spain and 24 wineries from Portugal travelling to Vancouver to share their stories, passion and history. This marks the largest gathering of Iberian Peninsula wineries in festival history, nearly half of them festival first-timers. They’re joined by 115 wineries from 13 other countries, plus wines from South Africa available only at a Regional Tasting Station in the Tasting Room. Overall, one out of three wineries are new to the 2018 festival. BUY NOW AND SAVE! ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 1Discounted passes and tickets to select events go on sale at VanWineFest.ca from November 1 until December 15, or while quantities last. “We’re delighted to offer festivalgoers a discount on select Tasting Room-related events that are at the heart of the festival,” said Harry Hertscheg, VIWF executive director. “Tickets make a great holiday gift for the wine lover on your list and you won’t have to battle any Black Friday crowds to get these bargains. And best of all, the ticket price you see is the price you pay. No surprises upon check out!” The advance sale offers savings on International Festival Tasting tickets and associated events. See details below.ADVANCE SALE OFFERSInternational Festival TastingsFestivalgoers can save $4-$9 off the regular price of International Festival Tasting tickets (Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3). Advance tickets for evening tastings, 7 to 10 p.m., are $80 for Thursday, $90 for Friday and $95 for Saturday. The Saturday matinee tasting from 2:30 to 5 p.m., set against the stunning backdrop of Coal Harbour, is available for the low advance price of $70. Only a limited number of tickets are available at the advance rate for each of the four sessions. Once the advance allotment sells out, tickets may be purchased at regular prices.Delta Air Lines Tasting LoungeEnjoy an enhanced International Festival Tasting experience with tickets to the exclusive Friday and Saturday evening Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge and still save $10 (advance rate $180 for Friday and $185 for Saturday). Located in the Ocean Foyer in VCC West, right next to the Tasting Room, the lounge is open 5:45 to 9 p.m. and offers easy access to the corresponding International Festival Tasting. Enjoy a respite from the Tasting Room with comfortable seating and spectacular views. Select wines, light bites and cheeses are served.Gold PassFor those wanting the full tasting experience, Gold Passes go on sale for only $480, a $15 savings. Gold Passes include access to six tastings (four public IFTs and two Trade Tastings, presented by ContainerWorld), the Delta Air Lines Tasting Lounge and the exclusive Festival Toast VIP reception. Purchased individually, the Gold Pass events are valued at $721.INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TASTINGS HIGHLIGHTSSee the full list of participating wineriesThe Tasting Room at the Vancouver Convention Centre is where all 177 participating wineries gather to pour 700+ select wines. Discover exciting new wines, or return to your favourites, sipping from premium wine glasses. The room will also feature four regional tasting stations: Australia: History and Evolution; New Zealand: An Indelible Expression of Place; Wines of South Africa; and Spain is Wine. You can also find wine-friendly food and beverage exhibitors, many of whom offer tasting samples, including Nesters Market, Caffè Umbria, FIJI Water, Terra International Foods, D’Oro Gelato e Caffè and Terra Breads.  Theme Countries: Spain and PortugalThis year, the Tasting Room will feature wines from Iberian Peninsula neighbours Spain and Portugal. Two very distinct nations with their own rich histories and cultures, this festival will provide a fascinating opportunity to see how their winemaking and viniculture have developed in divergent and convergent paths over the centuries.Vine StarsWhat makes VanWineFest unique is the presence of global “vine stars” – winemakers, proprietors, senior executives – who come to Vancouver every year to pour and discuss their wines with festivalgoers. Each winery will be represented in the room by a principal, someone closely involved in the wine-production process.  Seek out the royal blue lanyards at tastings and special events to meet our vine stars face-to-face. More than two dozen owners and winemakers from Portugal and Spain will be in attendance, as well as other top executives representing their wineries and wines.More Room, Smaller crowdsBoth the Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon sessions are guaranteed to have a lower capacity than Friday and Saturday evening, offering more room and more time to interact with winery principals.BC Liquor Stores Festival Wine ShopIncluded in the price of each ticket is the opportunity to shop at the on-site BC Liquor Store where wines from all participating wineries will be available for purchase. Purchased wines can be shipped at no cost to your nearest BC Liquor Store for pick-up after the festival. BC Liquor Distribution Branch will also help everybody Get Home Safe by providing a complimentary transit ticket to patrons as they leave the tastings.Buy the Case – Shop the WorldFestival partners BC Liquor Distribution Branch and the Import Vintners & Spirits Association (IVSA) have teamed up to allow festivalgoers to order case lots of select wines. Wines available by the case will be identified with a neck tag. Place orders for those must-have wines directly at the participating winery tables and they’ll be delivered to your closest BC Liquor Store within two weeks of the conclusion of the festival.HOW TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS (Nov. 1-Dec. 15, while quantities last)Online: VanWineFest.caPhone: 604-873-3311, toll free 1-877-321-3121 (Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)In person: 202-162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver (Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)All ticket prices include wine, food (if a food event), gratuities, taxes and service charge. SAVE THE DATESFree ticket with hotel booking offer – goes on sale early January. Festivalgoers get one free International Festival Tasting ticket for booking a downtown hotel via Vancouver Hotel Destination Association. Details will be announced via e-news and social media.All public events go on sale Wednesday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m.All Trade Days Conference events go on sale Wednesday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m.Stay in Touch:For more information, go to VanWineFest.caFacebook & Instagram: /VanWineFestTwitter: follow @VanWineFest for news on tickets and sold-out events. Join the conversation at #VIWF.ABOUT VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVALCanada’s premier wine show will mark its 40th edition of pairing wine, food and the performing arts from February 24 to March 4, 2018. The festival features Wines from Spain and Portugal and will showcase 177 wineries from 15 countries (including 38 wineries from Spain and 24 from Portugal) pouring 1,450+ wines at 51 events to a projected 25,000 admissions. The Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction opens the festival on Saturday, February 24 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The Trade Days Conference takes place Wednesday, February 28 to Friday, March 2. The festival has been named the #1 Food, Wine & Hospitality Event in Canada by New York’s BizBash for five years running.The festival is produced by the Vancouver International Wine Festival Society, which has three mandates: provide an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for public and trade; be a premier marketing opportunity for the wine industry and festival partners; and raise funds for the Bard on the Beach Theatre Society. Since inception in 1979, the festival has raised $9 million for the performing arts. Major sponsors are Delta Air Lines and the Vancouver Sun; major industry partners are the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, BC Liquor Stores, and the Import Vintners & Spirits Association. The festival is made possible through the gracious support of our participating countries’ consulates and embassies. ABOUT BARD ON THE BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALCelebrating its 29th season in 2018, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. It is presented on the waterfront in Kitsilano’s Vanier Park, adjacent to Vancouver’s downtown core. Bard on the Beach offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and popular special events in two performance tents every June through September. In 2017, attendance was over 100,000 and more than 1.6 million patrons have experienced Bard since its inception. Next year’s festival dates are June 6 to September 22, 2018, and the lineup includes As You Like It, Macbeth, Timon of Athens and a new Bard-commissioned adaptation of the Greek classic Lysistrata.Bard also offers a range of education programs, including Young Shakespeareans Workshops for 8 to 18 year-olds at its Vanier Park site during the summer, and Riotous Youth for 19 to 24-year-olds. During the school term, Bard also offers workshops for educators and youth in schools and community centres throughout BC’s Lower Mainland, as well as at its administrative home, the BMO Theatre Centre (162 West 1st Avenue). Full details and education program information are at bardonthebeach.org.Advertisement TAGSConsumerVancouver International Wine FestivalVanWineFest Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Sharelast_img read more

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Brad Pitt and the New Vintage of Miraval Rosé Show Their…

first_imgShare AdvertisementCorrens, January 13, 2021 – A first for Brad Pitt and MIRAVAL Rosé! The new 2020 vintage is unveiled today in a new visual campaign with the tag ‘Spirit of the Riviera’ in which Brad Pitt is captured by fashion photographer Lachlan Bailey.A true icon for the arts, MIRAVAL is constantly searching for new ways to explore the art of creating and the art of doing. For this campaign, the estate has turned to the celebrated Australian artist Lachlan Bailey, known for his highly cinematographic photos that are at once sophisticated and intimate, and always subtle. The photographer has captured the unique feel of the Riviera with Brad Pitt in a chill out mood beside a swimming pool… in Los Angeles. Because, just like summer, MIRAVAL is all about relaxing and unwinding. This is the real “Spirit of the Riviera”, an invitation to give in to the temptation of the sun’s rays wherever you find yourself in the world – whether it be Capri, Mykonos, Rio de Janeiro, the Hamptons or Saint Tropez.Bursting with the Provence sun, the new 2020 MIRAVAL vintage is also very tempting with its elegant, pale pink color, reminiscent of rose petals. On the nose MIRAVAL Rosé is all in elegance, with superb freshness, exuding aromas of fresh fruit, redcurrants, and fresh roses, lifted by lemon zest. The refinement continues in the mouth with a stunning vivacity and rich aromas that subtly balance the mineral and saline notes. An irresistible wine that finishes on persistent lemony notes.MIRAVAL Rosé 2020 is a true reflection of the magnificent Château in Provence and its legendary recording studio. Each of its creations, forged out of a passion of working the vine, asserts itself as an unexpected masterpiece. Inspired by color, matter and light, MIRAVAL reinvents the rules and our way of appreciating rosé. MIRAVAL’s Art of Rosé becomes an Art of Living.Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleAdvanced Sommelier Erik Segelbaum Joins the Grand Reserve Wine Advisory BoardNext articleWine Industry Network Announced as Co-Producer of Enoforum USA Press Release Facebook Home Industry News Releases Brad Pitt and the New Vintage of Miraval Rosé Show Their Relaxed…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessBrad Pitt and the New Vintage of Miraval Rosé Show Their Relaxed Side in This ‘Spirit of the Riviera’ VersionBy Press Release – January 13, 2021 564 0 Twitter ReddIt Email Pinterest TAGSBrad PittMIRAVAL Rosé last_img read more

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FICCI signs MoU with NATHEALTH

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Will formulate a patient charter to help create awareness and build trust between patients and hospitalsFICCI signed an MoU with healthcare industry body Healthcare Federation of India (NATHELATH) to jointly strengthen healthcare systems through policy advocacy and public-private-partnerships.The MoU aims to provide a wider representation of the healthcare industry to key stakeholders in areas of policymaking and creating a suitable environment to benefit all stakeholders. Under the agreement, the two apex industry bodies intend to co-operate and focus their efforts on creating and implementing policies that help build trust, share knowledge and resource, and create commercial opportunities for the mutual benefit of its members.Through this collaboration, FICCI and NATHEALTH have identified five major areas of collaboration viz. policy advocacy, public-private partnership, recommending financial models, patient charter and capacity building. They have also agreed to develop a common minimum agenda for the year, aligned to national healthcare goals and work towards getting the government’s support in taking this agenda forward.Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, Brig Dr Arvind Lal, Chair, FICCI Health Services, said, “FICCI has set up several task forces to recommend measures for strengthening the number of specialist doctors, pricing and accountability in healthcare and bridging the trust deficit. Through this collaboration, both FICCI and NATHEALTH would be able to present a unified voice for the healthcare industry in critical areas such as capacity building, quality and Patient Charter.”Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, President, NATHEALTH, said, “We have common interest and objectives. We will establish channels of communication and co-operation that will promote and advance the objectives of the members through common dialogue and representation. NATHEALTH, in association with FICCI, will formulate joint representations on behalf of the members on matters relating to the successful implementation of the government’s programme under National Health Mission and AB-PMJAY.”Dr Lal added, “We will also explore sustainable PPP/philanthropic/CSR models for the efficient running of the 150,000 HWCs under Ayushman Bharat for imparting quality primary healthcare, control of NCDs and availability of high-quality diagnostics.”FICCI and NATHEALTH will work together in recommending reference cost structure for building and operating hospitals in non-metro locations and suggesting models for revenue and costing that meets the ‘inclusive healthcare’ objective of the government. Read Article FICCI signs MoU with NATHEALTH Share Comments (0) Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on February 12, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Dr Arvind LalDr H Sudarshan BallalFICCINATHELATH last_img read more

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