MP committee tells press industry: Toughen up regulator or face feared Section 40

Read This NextBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourMore People Now Use YouTube Than Facebook or Instagram – What Happened?The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?Vegamour Thursday 23 February 2017 1:04 pm whatsapp A group of MPs has called on the press industry to toughen up its regulator or face the much-feared Section 40.Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport committee today published a report calling for the industry’s preferred regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso), to make itself compliant with recommendations set out by Lord Justice Leveson after his inquiry into press ethics. Read more: More jobs go in “challenging and upsetting” cost-cutting at Trinity MirrorIf it has not done so within a year, the committee suggested that Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act should be enacted, meaning that publishers would face paying the legal costs of libel complainants – even if they win their case in court.The newspaper industry does not want Ipso to be Leveson-compliant, fearing this would represent a step towards state regulation, and has warned that Section 40 could cost the publishers £100m a year.The committee said: “If Ipso itself were to fall short of what is expected of it under Leveson, the Committee would support the full commencement of Section 40 in one year’s time.”Read more: Newspapers in fresh attack on government-recognised press regulator whatsapp MP committee tells press industry: Toughen up regulator or face feared Section 40 Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthline: Medical information and health advice15 Evening Habits that are Definitely Bad for Night’s SleepHealthline: Medical information and health adviceHealthSincere13 yoga poses to stretch your thigh musclesHealthSincereMovie JewelMorgan Freeman Ruined His Multi-Million Dollar Ranch To Protect The PlanetMovie JewelCell Phones | Search AdsNew Cell Phone Prices May Have Hit Rock BottomCell Phones | Search Adsweniix.comLook The Future of Carsweniix.comGame Of Glam[Photos] This Is How Jennifer Lopez Looks Like Without MakeupGame Of GlamBlood Sugar Formula Famous MD: One Simple Method May Keep Your Blood Sugar Below 100 (Try It At Home) Blood Sugar Formula Dad's NewsThese Are the Richest Heirs and Heiresses Set to Inherit MillionsDad’s NewsBozoba.comAmerica’s Coolest Small Towns by In particular, the MPs want Ipso to establish a “low cost arbitration scheme” for complainants, as set out by Leveson.Newspaper industry body the News Media Association said: “Section 40 should be repealed in its entirety immediately. If enacted, the legislation would have a hugely negative impact on a free press and freedom of speech both in the UK and overseas.” William Turvill read more

Where is the no-deal planning we need to extract a deal from the EU?

first_imgTo make matters worse, Michael Gove, who is on record saying that a no-deal exit would be disastrous, was put in charge of the department for no-deal planning. The EU must have been emboldened by all this.  The EU fears a Singapore-on-Thames — and that therefore is precisely what we must aim to become (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Where is the no-deal planning we need to extract a deal from the EU? Surprise surprise, then, when the end of June came and went. Instead of ceasing talks, the Prime Minister put a proverbial tiger in the tank of negotiations by extending his own self-imposed deadline. His optimism is always welcome and perhaps he figured he could be forgiven for having one more go in July. Ben HabibBen Habib is founder and chief executive of First Property Group, and chairman of Back in January, the Prime Minister declared that, if there were no deal by end June, he would cease negotiations and begin preparations for a no-deal exit at the end of the transition period in December. At the time, Brexit-Watch cautioned that waiting until the end of June was leaving it very late. Moreover, not actively preparing for no-deal sent all the wrong signals to the EU. It indicated that we are not serious about exiting without a deal.  City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Friday 24 July 2020 5:59 am The EU fears a Singapore-on-Thames — and that therefore is precisely what we must aim to become.  The EU fears a Singapore-on-Thames — and that therefore is precisely what we must aim to become (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Where is the no-deal planning we need to extract a deal from the EU? The EU fears a Singapore-on-Thames — and that therefore is precisely what we must aim to become (AFP via Getty Images) It is axiomatic that, to get a good deal, the UK must be visibly ready, willing and able to leave without one.  In fact, with proper planning, a no-deal exit holds huge potential advantages for the UK. We would naturally save the annual payments to the EU worth some £9bn (net). We would be in a position to rectify the massive trade deficit we run with the EU and clear some £13bn in tariffs at WTO levels. That would be an instant £22 billion per annum in the bag for the Exchequer.  The rhetoric from the Prime Minister and his chief negotiator David Frost over the past six months has been uplifting. They score very well on the Brexit-Watch Barometer for this, but not for action.  Most importantly, free of EU state aid rules and other laws, we would be able to invest in vital UK infrastructure, businesses, and levelling up across the country. We would be able to jettison red tape — and maybe even indulge in foisting some financial red tape on the EU. Opinion Armed with this cash, we would be able cushion any Brexit-related bumps for sectors which trade with the EU — and still have a surplus, putting the government in a position to support British business by slashing VAT, corporation tax, tax on fuels, employers national insurance, and a lot else besides.  It would be a gross dereliction of duty not to do so and, like Theresa May before them, Johnson and Gove would pay a heavy political price. Time is now running out. The country needs bold action to match the chat. Well, the July negotiations have also come and gone, and still the Prime Minister has not moved the country onto a no-deal footing. He urgently needs to do so — and Gove has to demonstrate the readiness of no deal preparations.  whatsapp whatsapp Share This was all too predictable. The EU is seeking a deal founded in ideology, and the UK simply wants to trade.  Main image credit: Getty The EU will not relent in its insistence of tying the UK to its legal and regulatory framework unless it is utterly convinced that we are serious about no-deal. In any event, the playing field has never been level, and the UK must be prepared just in case a deal is not forthcoming.  Where is the no-deal planning we need to extract a deal from the EU? The UK ended its fifth round of negotiations this week, and still there has been no agreement on the principles of a future trading deal — let alone an actual deal.  Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Learning to “zoom out” and be curious is invaluable to your career

first_img We’ve spent months on Zoom, but we mustn’t forget to “zoom out” In hunter-gatherer tribes, threats were short-lived but lethal. When a rival clan runs out from the trees, being focused pays off. However, what kept our ancestors from a sticky end doesn’t always serve us well in modern life. Our brains are poorly-designed for slow-burning challenges.  Tags: Coronavirus Higher education Pixar’s policy is supported by neuroscience. Researchers at California Institute of Technology showed your curiosity follows an inverted U-shape curve. This U-shape is responsible for the weird phenomenon when you notice or learn something new — a new brand of car, dog breed or specialist sport — it seems to crop up a lot in your life. This happens because your new knowledge has primed your brain.  whatsapp Zoom’s shares have grown more than sixfold this year thanks to the pandemic (Getty Images) Read more: Your career break is an asset, not a hindrance, to your job application It makes sense to learn about things directly linked to your career. But it’s also vital to allow your curiosity to roam widely across new domains.  The CGI animation business Pixar uses this logic. It offers classes on everything from self-defence to drawing. Employees are encouraged to dedicate up to four hours of every week to their education. Curiosity is a vital skill to navigate our fast-moving and disrupted world. This is why it’s short-sighted and pointless to demand an immediate return on your investment in learning. The key is to value knowledge for its own sake. You never know when it’ll come in useful. Monday 7 September 2020 5:00 am Do for yourself what enlightened businesses always do in a downturn: prepare for what comes next. In a study carried out after the 2008 financial crisis, those organisations which invested average or high amounts in their leadership development grew profits by approximately 200 per cent. Those which invested low amounts grew profits by just 50 per cent. It’s not surprising then that people are following the same logic with a significant increase in online learning by adults through the Covid period.  Greg OrmeGreg Orme is the author of The Human Edge: How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy (Pearson, 2019) which won the Business Book of the Year 2020. Show Comments ▼ Many people are suffering from fatigue and brain fog. This makes sense as research shows that being anxious for long periods means we overdose on the “fight-or-flight” hormone adrenaline. This is exhausting as well as being mentally and physically unhealthy. What’s more, it suppresses the very qualities we need to respond successfully to a disrupted environment: learning, creativity and balanced decision-making.   Share Take Covid-19. Unlike the sudden appearance of a sabre-toothed tiger, the pandemic has dominated life for months, not moments.  Research shows the human brain needs to explore to stay happy. In addition, in an economy with less job security, it’s a smart move to take control of your own learning and development. This will allow you to build the new skills required for 2021 and beyond.  When threatened, human beings automatically focus intently on the danger. This amazing ability to “zoom in” is why you’re here. It kept your ancestors alive while others weren’t so lucky.  Read more: Zoom revenue surges on continued pandemic video-conferencing demand City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Main image credit: Getty Opinion This is why, after five months of coronavirus fear, it’s high time that we consciously balance our genetic tendency to zoom in with time spent zooming out: learning to reflect on a wider and longer-term view.  The insight we can use is: curiosity is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Open any door in a new knowledge domain and it leads to a lifetime of discovery.  whatsapp A little investment in random, but fascinating, knowledge — from Victorian literature to Japanese design, computing coding to jet propulsion, DNA strands to ballet — may pay dividends when you are called upon to create new ideas. last_img read more

Brexit exodus: UK construction staff shortage leads to project delays and fewer new homes

first_img“For years, thousands of temporary EU workers have shaped construction sites with the provision of their labour and the government needs to recognise and give support to that for the sector to continue to flourish,” he concluded. Tuesday 15 June 2021 2:27 pm Tags: Construction industry Also Read: First summer post-Brexit: Panic among desperate UK farmers as hundreds of thousands of fruit pickers stay away “The government needs to reconsider the newly proposed visa process and allow construction workers a concession, given the characteristics of the sector. For example, staff are self-employed, paid under CIS and given the nature of project-based positions, the need for spoken and written English does not need to be on par with sectors that are delivering a professional service or are people-facing,” Tema continued. The BBC’s Housing Briefing last year estimated that the UK has built 1.2m fewer homes than it should have, and the need for more homes continues to rise. The ONS said recently that the non-British resident population declined in the year through June 2020, with the biggest decrease among citizens of EU8 countries at -135,000 people. Fewer homes The Migration and Construction report, published by the Construction Industry Training Body (CITB), previously warned that recruitment agencies believe the UK’s new, point-based immigration system will lead to a 40 per cent decrease in the number of skilled construction workers coming to the UK. whatsapp “As a result, project completions could face major delays. It’s yet another hurdle for the UK’s construction sector to overcome at a time when the industry is already behind target to build new private market as well as affordable homes,” he added. Construction industry experts warn that an exodus of skilled EU workers is increasingly leading to serious staff shortages and therefore damage the sector and delay a range of projects, primarily as a result of Brexit as well as Covid-19. The calculations suggest it will take a minimum of 15 years at current building rates to close the gap and that not enough of what is being built is affordable.center_img This groups include migrants from Poland, Estonia and Slovenia, which make up 26 per cent of the UK’s construction sector. At the same time, the report forecasted a decrease in the number of ‘low skilled’ construction workers working in the UK of 58 per cent. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Jason Tema, director of property development firm Clearview Developments, said immediate government intervention is needed to avoid further staff shortages. Share (AFP via Getty Images) Brexit exodus: UK construction staff shortage leads to project delays and fewer new homes “Whilst the departure of EU-born construction professionals might only marginally open up job opportunities for some British workers, a drop of qualified industry staff of this scale will inevitably lead to severe staff shortages,” Tema told City A.M. Michiel Willems last_img read more

Valley Republican Jerry Nankervis promising jobs in statehouse bid

first_imgJuneau | Southeast | State GovernmentValley Republican Jerry Nankervis promising jobs in statehouse bidJuly 29, 2018 by Jake Steinberg, KTOO Share:Jerry Nankervis stands in his boat, the Pisces, before heading out to fish. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.For half the week, Jerry Nankervis is a commercial fisherman. This season hasn’t been very good for him, but he’s not discouraged.“I like being out on the water. It’s very satisfying,” he said. “Even though like I’ll have a week where I go ‘God, that was a pretty horrible week. I know other people caught a lot more fish than me.’ But, I still fed people.”He said his pension helps, too.Fishing is only one of Nankervis’ passions. He’s also Juneau’s deputy mayor, and that means he often has to call in from the boat for assembly meetings. He said that can be a challenge. His boat’s engine is pretty loud.Nankervis doesn’t mind having a full schedule. But, he’s been busier than usual lately. He’s had to work campaigning for statehouse into his calendar.“It’s hectic,” he said. “But, I enjoy busy.”Democratic Rep. Justin Parish isn’t seeking reelection this November. He’s leaving House District 34, which encompasses the Mendenhall Valley, up for grabs. Nankervis wants to represent the valley in the House as a Republican.“I wasn’t particularly satisfied with the representation I’d been getting the past couple years,” he said. “So, rather than stand back and throw darts, step up and try and make a difference. So that’s what I’m doing.”Jerry Nankervis points out a boat at Harris Harbor. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)He said he was especially upset that funding for the Juneau Access Project was spent outside the district. Nankervis is a big supporter of the road.“It’ll be great for the economy. It’s jobs,” he said. “I don’t see a downside and I have yet to have somebody point me to a community that was better off economically because they didn’t have a road.”Nankervis said one of his biggest priorities is jobs. He believes bringing more jobs to Juneau will stabilize its dropping school enrollment numbers. He opposes Ballot Measure 1, which would create greater regulatory protection for salmon habitat. He said it would make it harder for mines around Juneau to renew their permits.“If we have our two mines shut down that’s going to be some serious economic disadvantage to this community and I don’t support that,” he said.He also doesn’t support an income or a sales tax as a solution to the state’s budget crisis.State House candidate Jerry Nankervis poses for a photo at the KTOO station on July 13, 2018. (Photo by Jake Steinberg/KTOO)“I don’t believe in increasing the taxes during a recession. I think that’s bad policy,” he said.Nankervis said he’s especially qualified to defend the interests of his district, like funding the marine highway system and keeping the capital in Juneau. For the past two years, he and Mayor Ken Koelsch have been meeting with legislators and building relationships.“They love the fact that somebody that represents this city took the time to come to their office and ask them their opinion on what they thought we could do to make it better,” he said. “It’s those things that you do that combat capital move, and building those relationships are how you benefit your community.”Nankervis grew up in Michigan. That’s where his love of hockey comes from. He still plays.After leaving the Midwest, he bounced from Anchorage to Kodiak before finally landing in Juneau in 1987. He joined the Juneau Police Department the same year. He served on the JPD for 24 years, eventually retiring as a captain in 2011.In 2012, Nankervis ran for the Juneau’s District 2 Assembly seat. He’s served on the Assembly since. He said he’s proud of his efforts to balance the city’s budget and fund education.On the Assembly, Nankervis has been notable for his dissenting votes. Among them, funding for the JPD to equip officers with body cameras, a resolution reaffirming Juneau’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and an ordinance that bars discrimination against LGBTQ people.Nankervis has garnered a lot of support from local Republicans, oil and mining interests. He’s raised over $60,000 for his campaign. He’s running in the Republican primary unopposed. The general election is Nov. 6.KTOO is publishing profiles of all the statehouse candidates for House District 33 and 34 and Senate District Q over the next few weeks. You’ll also find the profiles at this story:last_img read more

Do banana peels make for good fertilizer? Here’s a kid-friendly experiment to put to the test!

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementTags: scienceWeather blog 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 NWS offering storm spotter training this week June 8, 2021 Online gardening sources claim the organic matter in banana peels can help plant growth when added to the soil as a homemade fertilizer. There are several ways to create homemade fertilizer including putting peels in the oven and then crushing them before adding the mix to the soil. Another method suggests soaking peels in water before separating the peel from the water to use a “compost tea.” There are other sources saying the effect may not be as useful as it would appear at face value.Step 3) Make a hypothesis Because of anecdotal evidence suggesting it works, I’ll hypothesize that the banana peel fertilizer will work. However, I do not think it will be as effective as store-bought fertilizer.  Step 4) Experiment and test your results Our experiment will have three test subjects. All three will use the same type and amount of wildflower seed, be given the same amount of sunlight, be kept at the same temperature and be watered the same amount.  Test subject number one will be the control in our experiment using potting soil and water. Test subject number 2 in our experiment will use the homemade banana fertilizer with an application of 1 tablespoon per week. The fertilizer will be made using a recipe that puts banana peels in an oven and bakes them at 350 degrees until crispy.  After cooling, when removed from the oven, the crispy peels will be crushed into pieces and added to the soil of test subject number 2. Test subject number 3 will use a store-bought fertilizer with the application of 1 dose per week.  Notes will be kept noting things like which test subject appears first, which grows the fastest, which flowers first and any other notable observations that happen during the study period.  Step 5) Analyze your test results Our three test subjects will be analyzed over the course of the experiment. After several weeks of controlled sun exposure, measured and routine waterings, the application of store fertilizer to test subject 3 and the application of our homemade banana peel fertilizer to test subject 2, the first flower appeared on test subject 3 (the store-bought fertilizer).  On the same day test subject 3 flowered, a bud was noted on test subject 2 (the homemade banana peel subject) and a partially opening bud on test subject 1 (the water-only subject). Step 6) Modify your hypothesis, if necessary With the store-bought fertilizer subject flowering first, we will observe from here which pot produces the most flowers over the course of the next several weeks.  Step 7) Present a conclusionOur experiment points to store-bought fertilizer performing slightly better than the homemade banana peel plant fertilizer and water-only subject in producing flowers the fastest.  There did not appear to be substantial benefit or detriment to applying homemade banana peel fertilizer as compared to only using water.  Step 8) Retest Will be completed based on the outcome of the experiment.   Fun facts about the ocean for World Ocean Day June 10, 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 Could leftover banana peels make for a good homemade fertilizer for your plants? I’ve noticed on social media claims that adding peels to your plants could be beneficial to their growth. But could it be true? I’d like to find out so we’ll be starting an experiment together on NBC2 News at 3 p.m. to find out.If you have kids at home, have them follow along or try their own experiment at your house. This will be an interactive way to test out and apply the scientific method, something they’ll be learning about in science class in school. For this experiment you’ll need: 3 small pots, 3 packages of seeds (wildflowers, or something that grows quickly), bananas, a store-bought plant fertilizer, potting soil, a trowel, a baking sheet and access to a kitchen.  When working with the experiment, have your child apply the scientific method to their project. This is a way to help them focus their thoughts and get more out of what they’ll be doing. Here’s a way you can work with them: AdvertisementThe Banana Peel Fertilizer Scientific Method Project Scientific Method StepsStep 1) Ask a questionI’ve observed several online posts claiming banana peels can make for a good homemade plant fertilizer. My question is if it is true and if it’s more effective than store-bought plant fertilizers.Step 2) Collect information  Two asteroids sailing past Earth today June 2, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Flood watch in Collier until 8 p.m. tonight June 16, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Report on financial support for medical research and innovation

first_imgReport on financial support for medical research and innovation Department of HealthThe MRFF Financial Assistance to Support the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020 report outlines:how funding aligned with MRFF priorities for 2018-2020MRFF grant opportunity processesother government financial assistance for medical research and innovation.It also includes highlights for 2018-2020, such as:a significant increase in grant opportunities and fundingequal success rates for female and male applicantsdiversity in the age of successful applicants.Read the report.Learn about the MRFF’s priorities. /Media 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:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Department of Health, Government, health, healthcare, innovation, Medical research, researchlast_img read more

CU-Boulder To Hold Public Meeting On State Stormwater Permit July 19

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a public meeting July 19 to receive community input on its state-issued stormwater permit related to protecting the water quality of Boulder’s creeks. The permit deals with surface water, irrigation water, storm drains and any other conveyances on campus that run into local waterways without going through a sewage treatment plant. The meeting to solicit public comment will be held on campus in the Environmental Health and Safety Center at 1000 Regent Drive from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the second floor conference room. The current CU-Boulder Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Stormwater Permit is posted on the Internet at For more information contact Mike Morrison, university compliance manager, at (303) 492-4002 or [email protected] Published: July 5, 2005 last_img read more

$1.2 Million Gift to CU-Boulder Will Launch Summer Program in China

first_img Published: Nov. 18, 2008 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A $1.2 million gift from the Tang Fund of New York to the University of Colorado at Boulder, the largest endowed gift ever made to the Center for Asian Studies, will allow students to experience China through a new study abroad program.The Tang Fund donation to CU-Boulder will provide support for an annual summer program in China and cover expenses for one faculty member and about 12 students to study in China and neighboring countries. The program will be available to faculty and students in all disciplines, said Laurel Rodd, director of the Center for Asian Studies.”Firsthand experience in China can enrich education across all disciplines,” said Rodd. “It is our hope that by taking advantage of this program, students will gain new perspectives on their areas of study and a deeper understanding of China.”The program is unique because it is not restricted to students majoring in Asian Studies and seeks to expose a broad spectrum of students to Chinese culture, Rodd said, and will have a different curriculum and professor each year.Topics covered by the program will include Chinese culture, history, religion, art, politics, environment and other disciplines. The program also differs from traditional study abroad programs in that expenses are covered by the endowed gift.”This gift makes China and the study of Chinese cultures accessible to all CU-Boulder students,” said Rodd. “By opening this opportunity to students of all economic backgrounds and in all fields of study, we can encourage more students to learn about one of the world’s oldest, most populous and influential societies.”The program will also help CU-Boulder attain one of its major “Flagship 2030″ goals of extending the university’s educational reach around the world.”This gift will help the university to realize one of our most important strategic goals — establishing CU-Boulder as a global crossroads of education,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson. “Under Flagship 2030, we envision a campus that is a true global destination for higher education, and a point of embarkation for our students to points around the world. We are grateful to The Tang Fund for helping us to move in this vital direction.”Rodd said the length of the study trips abroad will vary depending on the course, but would typically last 3 to 4 weeks. The destination of each course will be up to the faculty who are leading the trip, she said.”One of the great things about The Tang Fund gift is that we’re not restricted to working with a particular institution in China,” said Rodd. “Students will go to sites that are relevant to the classes they are taking.”CU-Boulder offered similar opportunities in the past with a donation from the Freeman Foundation, Rodd said. One course addressed how Japan and China present their own pasts, taking students to museums in each country. Another course focused on food, exercise and the body and offered students the opportunity to visit sites related to health and exercise, martial arts and food production.The new program will be launched during the summer of 2010.last_img read more

Columbus Wine and Spirits Inks Deal with Three Meadows Spirits to…

first_imgPinterest Twitter Linkedin TAGSColumbus Wine and SpiritsConsumerThree Meadows Spirits Email Share Home Industry News Releases Columbus Wine and Spirits Inks Deal with Three Meadows Spirits to Become…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessColumbus Wine and Spirits Inks Deal with Three Meadows Spirits to Become National Sale Agency for Peony VodkaBy Press Release – November 13, 2018 85 0 Previous articleWaugh Family Launches Relief Wines to Make a Difference in the WorldNext articlePetainer Launches New Hybrid Kegs at Brau Beviale 2018 Press Release Facebook AdvertisementColumbus Wine and Spirits of Amityville, New York is pleased to announce that it is now the National Sales Agency for Three Meadows Spirits’ Peony Vodka.The essence of Peony Vodka is a proprietary blend of natural ingredients. Distilled five times from American wheat and filtered twice through charcoal to remove even the minutest impurity, the spirit is then blended with distilled water that has been further purified by reverse osmosis to extract all remaining minerals ensuring exceptional clarity and purity even when exposed to near freezing temperatures.In addition to Peony’s universally appealing aesthetic, its unique flavor is so nuanced and subtle that it performs extremely well alone on the rocks or in a martini, as well as providing a great base for any gin or vodka cocktail. Making it one of the prettiest work-horse spirits a mixologist could have behind a busy bar.Peony Vodka is currently available in Connecticut and New York, in 750ml bottles at 35%abv.About Three Meadows SpiritsLocated on a farm in Millerton, NY where the proprietary floral components were originally grown and transformed into delicate extracts under the guidance of Leslie Ferangi.  Leslie’s carful eye and attention to detail have contributed to the successful development of this slightly sweet and fragrant Vodka. www.peonyvodka.comAbout Columbus Wine and SpiritsEstablished in 2014, Columbus Wine and Spirits is an import, sales and brand marketing company providing independent distributors nationwide a portfolio of sustainably-produced, high quality, distinctive yet value-driven, artisan wines and spirits while delivering superior marketing and sales support. We are the exclusive national importer of Mery-Melrose Organic Cognac, Domaine de Papolle Bas-Armagnac, the distinctive wines of Bodegas Mocén – Rueda, Cuna de Reyes – Rioja, Simbolic 16 – Priorat, and also represent domestic brands – Sarah’s Vineyard- Santa Clara CA, Rued Winery – Dry Creek CA. ReddItlast_img read more