Your ability to save money is determined by your DNA

first_img Jessica Morris Your ability to save money is determined by your DNA whatsapp Do you find it difficult to cream off part of your paycheck at the end of each month? It’s partly down to your DNA, new research has found.Researchers Henrik Cronqvist and Stephan Siegel crunched data from Sweden’s twin registry to analyse the net worth of identical twins and non-identical twins between 2003 until the end of 2007. They found individuals’ genetic make-up can explain around 33 per cent of variations in individual savings rates.”Analysing a large sample of identical and fraternal twins matched with data on their savings behaviour, we find that genetic differences explains about 33 percent of the variation in savings propensities across individuals,” the research paper said.Parents can instill financial literacy by giving kids a weekly allowance or letting them earn money through chores. But while this may stay with them throughout their twenties, the effects will wear off over time.”Individuals are born with persistent genetic predisposition to a specific savings behavior,” the research paper said. “Parenting contributes to the variation in savings rates among younger individuals, but it decays over time.” whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Thursday 26 February 2015 4:31 am Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Pinworm treatment costs 200 times more in the US than the UK

first_img @Pharmalot Pharmalot Alex Hogan/STAT Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Pinworm treatment costs 200 times more in the US than the UK Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and invigorating, because that familiar routine of deadlines, meetings, and whatnot has returned. Although the pending holidays suggest this will be a slow week, our experience suggests otherwise. After all, the world is still spinning, yes? So time to brace yourselves with a cup or three of stimulation. Cinnamon Dolce is our choice today. Meanwhile, here are your tidbits. Lots of news about pricing, by the way. Have a smashing day and do keep in touch …Impax Laboratories earlier this year began selling a drug for treating pinworm at an average wholesale price of $442 per pill, which means the usual two-pill treatment costs $884, the Financial Times reports. The drug was available as a cheaper generic version priced at around $1.60 per pill until 2011, when another company stopped production. Impax reintroduced a version of the pill, called Emverm, in April and is the only US provider. Meanwhile, it costs about $8.65 for a two-pack at the Boots pharmacy chain in the UK. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints What is it? GET STARTED What’s included?center_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] Log In | Learn More Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Tags drug pricingfinancepharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman Dec. 19, 2016 Reprintslast_img read more

FSW men’s basketball team sends on seven to NCAA Tournament

first_imgNCAA recruiting dead period expires June 7, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments FGCU invites 2020 graduates back for in-person Grad Walk May 29, 2021 AdvertisementWhen March Madness begins on Thursday in Indiana, no junior college will have more former players in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament than Florida Southwestern State College. In fact, the Bucs will be represented by seven former players across five different teams. “The proof is in the pudding whenever these guys get to play at the highest level and for the championship,” said Murphy.  FGCU digs up answers on Tulsa Massacre that killed hundreds in black community June 4, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla.–Eight years ago the FGCU men’s basketball team put Southwest Florida on the college basketball map with an improbable run to the 2013 Sweet 16. Now, in 2021, the FSW men’s basketball team is hoping some of its former players can put the Bucs on the map this March. “We’ve been able to produce really, really good players,” said Bucs’ head coach Eric Murphy. “I think it says where our program has been the last five years.” In one case, two former Bucs will have to play against one another when No. 15 Iona and Canterbury School alum Berrick Jean Louis try to take down No. 2 Alabama and Keon Ellis. “We just all started talking about that matchup,” joked Murphy when his team learned about the game. Both Jean Louis and Ellis played for FSW last year and, in many cases, one assigned to guard the other in practice. “They went at each other every day in practice and it showed in the game. So I can’t wait to see how it’s going to be this year,” said sophomore point guard, Terry Roberts. For those at FSW who hope to follow the same path, this weekend sets a benchmark for them, as well. “It just shows players that come from here are winning players,” says Roberts.“And every player on those teams are a special player on those teams.” Ellis and Jean Louis square off in the round of 64 on Saturday at 4:00pm Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: basketballFGCU RELATEDTOPICS FGCU experiences large scale power outage on campus May 28, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Borris-Kilcotton appoint former Tipperary and Meath hurler as manager

first_imgBrislane retired from inter-county hurling in 2008.At club level Brislane is a two-time Munster medalist, in 2004 and 2006, with Toomevara. In addition to this he has also won seven club championship medals.Since retiring from the game, Brislane became involved in coaching and managed the Tipperary senior and intermediate camogie teams.He is said to have conducted a few training sessions with Clonad this year too.Borris-Kilcotton last won the Laois championship in 2016 – their one and only victory since the two clubs amalgamated.This year, they reached the semi final where they were desperately unlucky to lose out to eventual winners Camross.Eoin Brislane, TipperaryEoin Brislane, ToomevaraSEE ALSO – Civic reception planned for the great Tommy Treacy Borris-Kilcotton appoint former Tipperary and Meath hurler as manager Eoin Brislane is the new Borris-Kilcotton manager The Borris-Kilcotton hurlers will have a new manager at the helm in 2019.Following the departure of Terence Fahy after one season in charge, Tipperary native Eoin Brislane will take over next season.As a player, Brislane played county hurling for both Tipperary and Meath.The Toomevara native represented his county at minor and U-21 side – winning a Munster minor title in 1999.He made his senior debut during the 2003 league before joining the Meath senior team in 2007. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Twitter Community Previous articleIn Pictures: Fundraiser for PATH goes down a mighty success in AbbeyleixNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, November 28, 2018 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. TAGSBorris-KilcottonEoin BrislaneTipperary Twittercenter_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home Sport GAA Borris-Kilcotton appoint former Tipperary and Meath hurler as manager SportGAAHurling By Alan Hartnett – 28th November 2018 Facebook WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Facebook WhatsApp Community last_img read more

Focus the key for Behan as O’Dempsey’s claim Junior title

first_img“To a man, they’ve been outstanding all year and I’m just delighted for these boys and for the club as a whole.”The Junior side featured many players who had played for the first team during the league and Behan managed to take these men under his wing.The likes of Eoin Finlay, Ciaran McManus, Daithi Howlin and Stephen O’Leary were stand out performers throughout the championship for O’Dempsey’s.O’Leary came on as a substitute and notched 1-1 from play with Howlin also getting a goal in the final. Finlay was immense with his placed ball kicking over the course of the championship.Behan drew on the importance of these men, “They’re brilliant footballers and the likes of Stephen O’Leary, the experience that man has and then to come on and score 1-1 is superb. TAGSBrendan BehanLaois JFCO’Dempsey’s By Gavin Cooper – 30th September 2019 “He’s just invaluable, he’s a brilliant player and a brilliant club man. Hats off to him, it’s fantastic!”SEE ALSO- O’Dempsey’s end Castletown’s winning streak and avenge 2018 Junior loss to claim glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Gaelic Football Club Football Focus the key for Behan as O’Dempsey’s claim Junior title Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA WhatsApp Pinterest GAA Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter Previous articleNever say die attitude to the fore as Dunne leads Rosenallis to intermediate football crownNext articleHuge Laois contingent as Midland Masters Ladies claim basketball cup glory Gavin Cooper Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA WhatsApp Focus the key for Behan as O’Dempsey’s claim Junior title Facebook Following O’Dempsey’s narrow win over Castletown on Saturday evening in the Junior A football decider, we caught up with winning manager Brendan Behan to get his thoughts on the victory and the year as a whole.“From the start of the year and before the warm-up for our first match in Ratheniska, we eyed up winning the Junior championship.”“We were so close last year and these men wanted retribution for what happened to us 12 months ago. The boys deserve it and they’ve trained well all year and put in a fierce effort and they never once lost their focus.” Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

CPHO Sunday Edition: Vaccine safety in Canada: What you should know

first_imgCPHO Sunday Edition: Vaccine safety in Canada: What you should know From: Public Health Agency of CanadaOn March 28, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.March 28, 2021 | Ottawa, ON | Public Health Agency of CanadaThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to create stress and anxiety for many Canadians, particularly those who do not have ready access to their regular support networks. Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.It has been yet another productive week on the vaccine front in Canada, as close to 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Canada, and roll-out continues to ramp up across the country. It seems fitting that as the first signs of spring emerge around us, and the days get longer, there is more hope and optimism to fill the air. Our vaccination program is moving forward, to a point that the majority of us now have someone close to us who has been vaccinated. It is an incredible feeling to know that a loved one who is at higher risk for COVID-19 is now safer.Through this process, we are also learning many new things about vaccines. However, with so much information coming at us, and much of it evolving at a rapid pace, this can also create gaps in our understanding, cause confusion, and even, in some cases, lead to distrust.I know that many of you are curious to know more about vaccine safety and how adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) are monitored in Canada. That is why, in today’s Sunday Edition, I would like to explore this process by providing you with a bird’s eye view of the vaccine safety monitoring process from vaccine development through to post-marketing surveillance.Ensuring Vaccine Safety at Every Step of the Vaccine Life CycleVaccine safety assessment and monitoring is not something that takes place in a single, fixed step. Rather, it is an ongoing and continual process that is carried out throughout a vaccine’s life cycle, spanning all phases from development, to market authorization, administration, and post-marketing surveillance.Here is brief description of how safety (and effectiveness) are evaluated at each step of the vaccine life cycle:Pre-approval review and approval processVaccine testing starts in the lab with preclinical studies, which are carried out using cell cultures (in vitro studies) and animal models (in vivo studies). These studies provide preliminary information on vaccine effectiveness and safety.If the vaccine is shown to be safe and effective in the lab and in animals, studies in people, known as clinical trials, are conducted next. These assess safety, including safe dose range, and efficacy, starting with a small number of healthy volunteers, and moving up to 1,000 or more participants by phase 3 trials. Importantly, every AEFI noted in these studies is investigated carefully and assessed to determine whether the vaccine is the cause.In order for a manufacturer to receive regulatory approval for a new vaccine, they are required to submit all preclinical, clinical and manufacturing data to the Biologic and Radiopharmaceutical Drugs Directorate, the group responsible for approving vaccines at Health Canada, for their own independent review. Scientific and medical reviewers from this group then conduct an in-depth assessment of all the data they receive. A vaccine is only authorized for use in Canada if it meets the regulatory requirements for safety, efficacy, and quality set by Health Canada.Quality ControlThe Biologic and Radiopharmaceutical Drugs Directorate will also review detailed chemistry and manufacturing information to ensure consistent quality of the vaccine product, which is another important facet related to safety. This may include an on-site evaluation of the manufacturing process, as well as a lot release program, which tests vaccine samples from different lots. Vaccine manufacturers must also adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), or recognized international quality standards, a process which is ensured by Health Canada’s Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch.Post-approval monitoringOnce a vaccine is approved, it continues to be monitored and any safety signals are investigated. Canada has a strong vaccine safety monitoring system that remains in place for as long as the vaccine is used. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) share the responsibility for ongoing monitoring in collaboration with provincial, territorial and local public health authorities, health care professionals, vaccine manufacturers, and the public. This ongoing process is important as it alerts public health authorities to changing trends or unusual AEFIs that were not previously reported. These are adverse events that occur too rarely to be detected even in a large clinical trial; they can only be identified once millions of people receive a vaccine. This is why when serious, unusual or unexpected AEFIs occur, they need to be taken very seriously and investigated very carefully, in order to determine whether they are indicative of a safety issue related to the vaccine that has emerged unexpectedly.Manufacturers are also required to report AEFIs that they become aware of in Canada, or internationally, to the Canada Vigilance Program, Health Canada’s post-market surveillance program that collects and assesses reports of suspected adverse reactions to health products marketed in Canada. As part of a “risk management plan”, manufacturers may also be required to provide data on the safety of the vaccine for specific groups of people or conduct additional studies.Canada also has several other post-market vaccine safety surveillance systems in place to detect any serious adverse events that may occur following immunization. These include the Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS), a federal, provincial and territorial collaborative surveillance system that is supported by PHAC. CAEFISS continuously monitors the safety of vaccines in Canada through various reporting processes. Health care professionals are asked to report all serious adverse reactions, such as those that may require hospitalization, result in persistent or significant disability or incapacity or be life-threatening, to CAEFISS. Anyone who experiences an adverse event is encouraged to inform their healthcare professional so they can report it.Another component of the vaccine safety surveillance system involves proactively inquiring about adverse events from vaccine recipients or searching adverse events in clinical or administrative records. The Canadian Vaccine Safety Network (CANVAS) is a national network of sites across Canada that conducts vaccine safety surveillance during implementation of immunization campaigns. It can provide rapid information early on in vaccination campaigns, including for COVID-19. CANVAS is currently conducting a large, national, web-based vaccine safety study to monitor health events that may occur after COVID-19 vaccinations.Approaches used in Canada align with good practices put forward by the World Health Organization in their COVID-19 vaccine Safety Surveillance Manual. If any serious side effects are identified, an investigation will take place and this information will be rapidly communicated to Canadians. The Canadian Immunization Guide provides specific information on management of selected AEFI and/or special populations. AEFI expert assessment is available via several avenues. For example, all serious AEFIs are reviewed by medical specialists at PHAC and Health Canada. Where needed, experts in specific fields of study are consulted. The Canadian Immunization Research Network’s Special Immunization Clinic /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:Canada, clinical trials, Government, health, healthcare, investigation, manufacturing, mental health, optimism, Ottawa, participants, public health, surveillance, vaccination, vaccine development, Vaccines, World Health Organizationlast_img read more

GMC adds off-road AT4 trim to Canyon, renews Denali

first_img advertisement Eagle-eyed spotters will immediately identified AT4-laden Canyon pickups thanks to a unique grille and natty red recovery hooks. They’ll also see 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires wrapped around 17-inch wheels.Underneath, GMC has fitted an off-road tuned suspension and a rear automatic locking differential. There’s a skid plate over the transfer case for good measure.RELATED ‹ Previous Next › In a sibling rivalry, it’s generally understood when one brother gets a cool toy, the other isn’t far behind in asking the parents for one of their own.The same goes for car companies, believe it or not: when big-bro Sierra found success with the off-road-focused AT4 trim, it didn’t take long for the mid-sized Canyon to start clamoring for one of its own.This time, the parents caved. For 2021 (yes, we know; 2020 has just begun) the Canyon pickup truck will be offered in AT4 guise, bringing the off-road goods to a customer base that doesn’t mind splashing out full-sized bucks for mid-sized trucks. 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. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img RELATED TAGSCanyonGMCPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew Vehiclesat4canyondenaliGMCNon-Luxury GM may be building a Silverado ‘ZRX’ to take on Ford’s RaptorThe Denali trim is familiar to Canyon shoppers and has been updated for 2021. Its grille is of a slightly different design, said to be more ‘sculpted and layered’ as if it just spent three months at the gym or something. Stylists at GMC completed the chrome work assigned by their teacher in the form of adding shiny assist steps and a blitz of bright accents.Also on board are a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels, exclusive to the Denali trim. “Denali represents GMC’s bold design philosophy and these changes further elevate the Canyon from the mainstream competition, while delivering a modern look for the customer,” said Holt Ware, director, GMC exterior design.Denali interiors will be infused with open-pore ash wood, aluminum décor and unique stitching. A new “Cocoa/Dark Atmosphere” colour theme is available as well, covering standard equipment heated and ventilated front seats. As for powertrain options, they haven’t changed. The 2021 Canyon will be available later this year, with pricing announced closer to production. Trending in Canada 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 | First Drive: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 See More Videoslast_img read more

Garagiste Wine Festival Wins ‘Best of the Fests’, Kicks off 10th…

first_imgAdvertisementNational award from Fest Forums recognizes Garagiste Festival’s innovation; 2020 lineup in Sonoma, Solvang, Los Angeles and Paso Robles announcedPaso Robles, CA –December 10, 2019– The Garagiste Wine Festival, which was just named ‘Best of the Fests’ for 2019 by Fest Forums, is kicking off its 10th anniversary year with its popular Garagiste Northern Exposure event in Sonoma on February 15th, 2020. The Sonoma event offers wine lovers rare access to cutting-edge wines from over 40 micro-production, commercial wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Sierra Foothills, Lodi, Santa Cruz and more.The Garagiste Festival premiered in 2011 and is the nation’s first and only festival to showcase the wines of micro-production commercial ‘garagiste*’ winemakers. The ‘Best of Fest’ Award from Fest Forums, the country’s leading conference for Event and Festival producers nationwide, recognized The Garagiste Festival for its innovation. Because Garagiste offers wine lovers one-of-a-kind opportunities to taste a range of each year’s most exciting handcrafted small-lot production wines, all under one roof, its four annual festivals in Sonoma, Solvang, Los Angeles and Paso Robles consistently sell out. This is the second national award for the festival which was also named the ‘Best Wine Festival in the US in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.“2020 is a landmark year for Garagiste, and we are so grateful to receive this prestigious award as we head into our 10th anniversary year,” said Garagiste Festival Co-founder Doug Minnick.  “The Garagiste Festival is the ‘little engine that could’ in a world of bigtime events featuring major stars and corporations, and we know it is all down to the amazing winemakers who pour at our festivals and each year inject freshness, creativity and a renegade spirit into the wine establishment.”The non-profit Garagiste Festival also supports the Garagiste Festival Scholarships at the Wine and Viticulture Department at Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo.“Our mission over the last decade has been to shine a spotlight on small-lot winemakers, who you don’t find in grocery stores or on wine country maps, while supporting the winemakers of the future through our Garagiste Festival Scholarships,” said Garagiste Co-founder Stewart McLennan. “Our intimate and ‘no snobs’ allowed atmosphere has made the Garagiste Festivals unique and memorable, while our winemakers have expanded the horizons and palates of thousands of wine lovers. 2020 will be our best year of festivals ever. Stay tuned!”Northern Exposure in Sonoma:The February 15th 2020 Garagiste Festival Northern Exposure will be held at the Sonoma Veterans Building near Sonoma’s historic downtown plaza and features 40 winemakers, one-in-four of which are brand new to the festival, pouring over 100+ wines from 20+ grape varieties. Limited availability VIP Experience tickets celebrate Valentine’s weekend with a Rare and Reserve tasting featuring library, club only and reserve wines; a wine county box lunch from local fave, The Girl & the Fig; a full glass of sparkling Rosé from Garagiste Festival winemaker, Carboniste Modern Sparkling, as well as a themed treat from artisan chocolatiers Fleur Sauvage Chocolates.Among the 40+ winemakers scheduled to pour at the Sonoma Northern Exposure Festival are:601 Cellars, Abbot’s Passage, Aesop Wines, Ampere/Pine Mountain Vineyards, Armitage Wines, Benevolent Neglect Wines, Boonville Road Wines, Brombeere Wines, Carboniste Modern Sparkling, Carpenter Wine, Crux Winery, Dane Cellars, DeWitt Vineyard, Enriquez Estate Wines, Fallon Place Wines, Ferguson Family Wines, Fields Family Wines, Frostwatch Vineyard, Greyscale Wines, Jardesca Aperitvo, JonEVino, March Wines, Mastro Scheidt, Montagne Russe Wines, Oceano Wines, Oceans Churning, Old County Cellars, Ondule Wines, Perri Jaye Vineyards, Piezo Winery, Purple Dragon Cellars, Ricci Vineyards, Sosie Wines, Sutro Wine, T. Berkley Wines, Weatherborne Wine Corp. and Zo Wines.2020 Garagiste Festival Dates and Places:The Garagiste Festival’s 10-year anniversary celebration will continue throughout the year with special events, signature tastings, local chefs, after parties, and rare and reserve nights.Feb 15 in Sonoma at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall: 126 1st Street W. Sonoma, CAApril 17 & 18 at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in the heart of Solvang: 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CAJuly 25 at the historic Glendale Civic Auditorium: 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CANov 12 -15 – The 10th Annual Garagiste Festival in Paso Robles includes a series of special events and The Grand Tasting at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds: 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA For more information and full Garagiste Festival Northern Exposure schedule details, go to: are limited for the Sonoma festival and Garagiste Festivals always sell out. To buy tickets, go to: For breaking 10 anniversary celebration festival news and special discounts, sign-up for our free newsletter, The Dirt at or follow us on Twitter (@GaragisteFest) or Facebook.About The Garagiste Wine FestivalThe Garagiste Wine Festival (, named Best of the Fests for 2019 by Fest Forums and the ‘Best Wine Festival in the US in 2018 in USA Today’s 10Best Readers Choice Awards, is the first and only wine festival dedicated to the undiscovered and under-recognized American artisan ‘garagiste’ producers who are making some of the best, most exciting, handcrafted small-lot production wines in the world. Founded by fellow garagistes Stewart McLennan and Douglas Minnick, the Garagiste Festivals are committed to discovering the best and most innovative limited-production winemakers and promoting and showcasing them to a broad audience of discerning wine consumers. In addition to its flagship annual festival in Paso Robles, CA, the Garagiste Festival line-up includes Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure, featuring Santa Ynez Valley garagistes; the Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure, in Los Angeles; the Garagiste Festival, Northern Exposure, in Sonoma; winemaker dinners, a newsletter, garagiste profiles and more.In addition to being named the US’ Best Wine Festival, the Garagiste Festival was named one of the ‘Top Nine Incredible Epicurean Vacations’ in the world by ABC News, * “one of the premier wine events of the year,” by the LA Times and “Best Festival” by Sunset Magazine’s ‘Best of the West.’ The festivals are produced by Garagiste Events, a non-profit dedicated to furthering the education of future winemakers and those training for employment within the wine industry. Proceeds from the festivals support the Garagiste Festival Scholarship fund of the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo Wine and Viticulture Department.*Garagiste (garage-east) is a term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their “garages” (anything considered not a chateau), who refused to follow the “rules,” and is now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world. The Garagiste Festivals were the first to shine a light on the American garagiste winemaker in 2011.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Garagiste Wine Festival Wins ‘Best of the Fests’, Kicks off 10th Anniversary…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessGaragiste Wine Festival Wins ‘Best of the Fests’, Kicks off 10th Anniversary Year in Sonoma on February 15thBy Press Release – December 10, 2019 391 0 Previous articleBeverage Industry Executives Launch M&A and Business Consultancy Azur AssociatesNext article3 Badge Mixology Appoints Gustavo Baena as Midwest Market Manager Press Release Share Pinterest TAGSConsumerGaragiste Wine Festival Email Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

PEC reports on its work

first_img Jun 05, 2019 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Regular News Meeting just weeks before the Bar’s Annual Convention, the Board of Governors has signed off on a series of recommendations by the Program Evaluation Committee.PEC Chair Wayne Helsby delivered the highlights at the board’s meeting in Palm Beach.“I will apologize in advance for the length of this report,” Helsby said. “As I have told you throughout the year, the Program Evaluation Committee has been extremely active.”Helsby said the PEC and a dozen subcommittees spent the last year — in some cases longer — evaluating 13 different programs.Those reviews, he said, covered 33 rule amendments, six implementation areas, five new program requests, and four section bylaw revisions. In addition, Helsby said, two committees were approved for review this year.As a result, Helsby said, the PEC unanimously approved 42 recommendations for 13 different programs.In a series of unanimous votes, the board adopted the following PEC recommendations:• Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc.A subcommittee chaired by Out-of-State Board Member Brian Burgoon recommended, among other things, asking FLA to take into consideration the potential of increased users of FLA services as mental health awareness issues become more visible; maintaining additional data on staff time utilization to help with future budgetary requests for information; considering whether it would be appropriate to retain a consultant familiar with what FLA does to perform an analysis of FLA’s services; and possibly consider a rebranding effort.• Standing Committee on TechnologyA subcommittee chaired by 17th Circuit Board Member Jay Kim recommended, among other things, increasing communication between the Council of Sections, individual sections/divisions of the Bar, and the Standing Committee on Technology; for each section and division that has an interest in furthering their use or knowledge of technology in its particular substantive practice area, having an executive council member or liaison serve on the Standing Committee on Technology; creating a subcommittee to review the LegalFuel website; creating a subcommittee on practice management; suggesting that the Bar president appoint a board liaison to the Standing Committee on Technology that is also a member of the Board of Governors Committee on Technology, and suggesting that the YLD president-elect be appointed to the committee.• Public Interest Law SectionA subcommittee chaired by 13th Circuit Board Member Amy Farrior recommended, among other things, keeping the section’s website fresh; conducting a membership drive; establishing various committees and subcommittees; studying potential sources of revenue, including new continuing legal education programs; generating periodic email blasts from the chair; and conducting a membership survey.• Florida Bar Committee AwardsA subcommittee chaired by 17th Circuit Board Member Lorna Brown-Burton reviewed, among other things, the criteria and overall processes for the Group Professionalism Award; Law Faculty/Administrator Award; William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award; Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award; Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification; Justice Teaching Awards; Florida Bar Journal & News Excellence in Writing Award, the Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award, the Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida, and Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The subcommittee recommended requiring a Florida Bar disciplinary background check of potential award recipients and asking committees and sponsoring groups to review their award processes every three years for fairness.• Military Affairs CommitteeA subcommittee chaired by 11th Circuit Board Member Debra Baker recommended, among other things, modifying the name of the committee to “Military & Veterans Affairs Committee;” expanding the mission of the committee to include veterans’ affairs and veterans’ issues; and establishing a “Veterans Affairs Subcommittee.”• Section Leadership ConferenceA subcommittee chaired by Fifth Circuit Board Member Renée Thompson recommended, among other things, conducting breakout sessions to discuss relevant topics based on section size; providing conference attendees with materials in advance for use as a reference guide; creating a conference session focused on increasing membership and engaging new members; allowing YLD leadership to present special programming with section involvement; and encouraging sections to send their upcoming officers to the conference prior to the beginning of the section year.• Council of SectionsA subcommittee also chaired by Thompson recommended, among other things, scheduling council meetings on a day other than Saturday; streamlining Florida Bar standing board policy bylaw amendments by utilizing proposed rules with Bar staff suggestions; having quarterly meetings, two of them in-person and two via teleconference; creating in-depth content for the Council of Sections on a quarterly basis on main topics of interest for sections based on themes for each meeting; and incorporating networking time for Council of Sections members to interact at in-person events.• Creation of a Special Committee on Criminal JusticeFollowing a presentation by President-elect John Stewart, PEC unanimously approved a recommendation to create the special committee that would act as a forum for discussion and provide subject-matter expertise for the promulgation of criminal justice legislation. The special committee would work with legislative and criminal justice stakeholders without advocating a particular legislative position. The 10- to 15-member panel, appointed by President Stewart, would begin meeting in July and have a June 30, 2020, deadline.Another subcommittee, chaired by Second Circuit Board Member Melissa VanSickle, met several times to evaluate a proposal to create a diversion program for “disruptive and unruly lawyers,” Helsby said.The subcommittee consulted Bar staff and experts with Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Helsby said.“Ultimately, it was the recommendation of the subcommittee not to establish a program for disruptive and unruly lawyers,” Helsby said. “The subcommittee felt that it was just very difficult. . . to identify disruptive and unruly lawyers, how you would define them, and how that whole process would work.”Another PEC Subcommittee, chaired by Fourth Circuit Board Member Michael Tanner, met to consider a proposal to award CLE credit for service on Bar divisions, sections, committees, and other groups, including the Constitution Revision Commission, Helsby said.But subcommittee members ultimately decided “to remain status quo,” Helsby said.Because both subcommittees recommended no change, board approval was not necessary. 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County Drops Pursuit of FEMA Grant for Red Bridge Removal

first_img Email Flathead County will not pursue a federal grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration to remove the Red Bridge, which spans the Flathead River in Columbia Falls. The future of the Red Bridge has been up for debate since 2010, when a group in Columbia Falls offered to help save and rehabilitate the historic structure. The efforts were deterred by the project’s high cost, however, and the Flathead County Commission decided to pursue removing the bridge to avoid liability issues. One of the potential avenues for removal was through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HGMP), which is part of FEMA. The commissioners gave the green light to planning staff to look into the grant application process. The grant would have paid for 75 percent of the bridge’s removal costs, while the county would be responsible for the remaining 25 percent. According to Flathead County Planning and Zoning Director BJ Grieve, the application process for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HGMP) was particularly onerous in this case. Grieve sent a memo to the commission on March 1, detailing the troubles planning staff ran into during the application process, starting with the benefit cost analysis. The software used to complete this analysis was not designed to address bridge removals as a hazard mitigation project, Grieve said. The planning office got in touch with FEMA, which determined that the Red Bridge is viable and agreed to help planning staff with the benefit cost analysis. However, FEMA did have concerns about destroying a bridge that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as potential public outcry and/or lawsuits, Grieve said. FEMA officials said the bridge removal was “one of the most unique and complex hazard mitigation grant projects” they had seen, Grieve said in the memo, and the software could work on the proposal if the data were put in the correct formula. This would mean creating an engineered computer model that uses hydraulic, hydrologic and topographic data to calculate which areas may flood; adding an engineered structural analysis to determine the probability of bridge failure in the event of a 20-, 50- and 100-year flood event; and quantifying alternatives and potential benefits of restoring the bridge. Grieve told the commission that he did not believe the work to complete the cost analysis and the HMGP grant application could be finished before the March 30 deadline. “Even if we had more time, the cost to prepare the required information just for the (benefit cost analysis) is difficult to justify since it may simply demonstrate that the project doesn’t qualify,” Grieve wrote in the memo. FEMA’s concerns about the standard of environmental remediation and negative impacts to a historical structure could also affect approval, Grieve said, or would be an “ongoing challenge for years to come.” The commission agreed with Grieve’s recommendation during their March 8 meeting. “We’re back to square one,” Grieve said in an interview after the meeting. “The slate has been wiped clean.” The commissioners are interested in the most cost-effective way to deal with the structure and diminish the existing hazard and liability, Grieve said, whether that is through removing it or partnering with the community to rehabilitate it. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more