UK has now approved £46.7bn of coronavirus business loans

first_imgBefore the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK has now approved £46.7bn of coronavirus business loans A further £11.85bn to 54,538 businesses has been borrowed through Rishi Sunak’s original Coronavirus Business Loan Scheme (CBILS), which sees the government undewrite 80 per cent of loans up to £5m. whatsapp The government’s original CBILS scheme was plagued by a slow and laborious approvals process, with many complaining early in the coronavirus crisis that loans were not being provided quick enough. British businesses have now accessed £46.7bn of loans through the government’s package of emergency coronavirus support schemes. whatsapp UK has now approved £46.7bn of coronavirus business loans A further £419.6m was borrowed through the Future Fund, which is aimed at high-growth start-ups. Tuesday 14 July 2020 10:58 am The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) – loans up to £200m for large businesses – has facilitated £2.73bn of borrowing for 412 businesses. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK has now approved £46.7bn of coronavirus business loans Show Comments ▼ New figures released today showed that £31.70bn of bounce back loans -lending of up to £50,000 which the government 100 per cent underwrites – have now been approved for 1.05m businesses. The bounce back loan scheme was introduced as a way for banks to approve loans far quicker for small businesses, with the government taking on all of the default risk. Stefan Boscia More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org UK GDP plummeted by a record 20.3 per cent in April thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown, however experts predicted a 5 per cent rebound in May. (AFP via Getty Images) May’s figures were “a disappointing first step on the road to recovery,” said Thomas Pugh, UK economist at consultancy Capital Economics. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreaker The new figures come as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the UK economy grew by 1.8 per cent in May, which was much less than economists expected. Banks carried out stringent checks to see if companies applying would be viable in the long-term as the government took 80 per cent of the default risk and not all of it.last_img read more

Li & Fung closer to sale of its branding business and a return to logistics roots

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 23/05/2014 Hong Kong-based sourcing and logistics giant Li & Fung moved a step closer to splitting its business, after its application to spin off its global brands arm was accepted by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.The move will see Global Brands Group (GBG) become a new company in Hong Kong, with each Li & Fung shareholder receiving a GBG share for each share they hold in LI & Fung. The Fung family will retain the controlling take in the new company.The split will allow Li & Fung to go back to its roots as a sourcing and logistics concern, said current chief executive Bruce Rockowitz, who is set to become chief executive of GBG.Li & Fung will, effectively, now have two divisions – LF Trading, its sourcing arm that works for retailers, particularly in the apparel and FMCG sectors, around the world, securing goods from Asia; and LF Logistics, which received a huge boost earlier this year after the company acquired the fifth-largest Chinese freight forwarder, China Container Line, which expanded its freight forwarding volumes tenfold.“LF Logistics is a high-growth business,” Mr Rockowitz said, “Over the past three years it has had a compound annual growth rate of over 40%, and we expect that to continue for the next three years.”He added that the target was for LF Logistics to double its cash operating profit over the next three years, as it wins new business and expands its freight forwarding business, and builds up an omnichannel logistics offering.“LF Logistics was very much focused on the in-country logistics in Asia, and was built on the idea that major brands from around the world would come to Asia – which they have done – and would need help moving goods around and to the people they ship to.“So by adding the freight forwarding to that we are connecting the in-country logistics business with a global reach,” he said.He added that strategic acquisitions would also be considered.“Given the separate needs and different business models of Li & Fung and GBG, creating two companies will enable the management of each to pursue their own specific and focused strategy. Li & Fung will be able to concentrate on its sourcing and logistics focus, which requires sourcing skills and product development and supply chain management for retailers and brands globally.“On the other hand, Global Brands Group requires fashion-forward design capabilities as well as brand development, licensing, and marketing skills,” he continued.However, the two will also be initially tied commercially through a seven-year contract that requires GBG to place 70% of its sourcing and supply chain requirements with Li & Fung.“In reality, it’s actually likely to be much higher than 70%, but it’s a good arrangement because it is a good stream of income for Li & Fung while GBG will benefit because we won’t have to build up a new supply chain – it will be ready-made for us,” Mr Rockowitz said.All that remains is for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to approve the application.last_img read more

Risky tactic, desperate need: Trial to test brain implants for opioid addiction

first_imgIn the Lab Dr. Ali Rezai conducts brain surgery. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Risky tactic, desperate need: Trial to test brain implants for opioid addiction Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What’s included? GET STARTED Log In | Learn More 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. The arsenal of therapies available to combat opioid addiction has expanded beyond pills and shots to include over-the-ear electrodes and virtual reality headsets. But an upcoming clinical trial could push the boundaries of addiction treatment further, and by a more invasive means than any therapy currently embraced by medical experts.The therapy, called deep brain stimulation, requires electrodes to be implanted into the brain to regulate activity in the brain’s neurons, much like a pacemaker does to the heart. Deep brain stimulation is currently used to treat tremors related to Parkinson’s disease, and is being tested on patients diagnosed with a variety of brain disorders. By Max Blau Feb. 13, 2018 Reprints What is it? 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. Tags addictionopioidsresearchlast_img read more

‘Show me the data!’: We asked experts to pick apart a clinic’s claims about ketamine

first_img Adobe Megan Thielking Tags mental health About the Author Reprints In an email to STAT, Kalypso CEO and anesthesiologist Dr. Cannon Clifton said the company, which has eight clinics around the country, “fully supports evidence-based medicine” and “agrees 100% that caution needs to be maintained with people offering ketamine infusions.”“We have treated several disease states such as ALS, Lupus, Lyme’s disease … but we have NEVER claimed that we are going to cure their disease. We state that we are going to help with the depression and anxiety that accompanies a chronic illness, and when they have a pain complaint with their illness, we are also able to help with that component,” Clifton said.advertisement By Megan Thielking July 31, 2019 Reprints STAT asked two experts — Turner and Dr. Robert Meisner, a psychiatrist and the medical director of the ketamine service at McLean Hospital — to annotate Kalypso’s claims using the published evidence on ketamine. Here’s what they had to say. (To view the document in fullscreen, click the button at the bottom left corner of the box below.) Related: 6228101-KALYPSO-PRESS-RELEASE-03 (PDF)
6228101-KALYPSO-PRESS-RELEASE-03 (Text)center_img Ketamine gives hope to patients with severe depression. But some clinics stray from the science and hype its benefits News Editor Clinics offering ketamine infusions tout it as “the path to happiness,” the “future of healing and hope,” and a way to “feel good again” and a way to “get back your life” and “feel again.” As use of the medication grows, so has the hype around it.One particularly eyebrow-raising example: A recent press release from Kalypso Wellness Centers boasts a 90% success rate for its infusions, personalized treatment plans based on a patient’s DNA, and success in treating multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, and ALS with ketamine.Outside experts aren’t convinced by the press release alone. Dr. Erick Turner, an Oregon Health and Science University psychiatrist who reviewed the release, responded by taking a page from “Jerry Maguire”: “Show me the data!”advertisement Health‘Show me the data!’: We asked experts to pick apart a clinic’s claims about ketamine Kalypso release with annotations [email protected] @meggophone last_img read more

Laois man O’Neill will not be next Irish President

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 24th July 2018 Laois man O’Neill will not be next Irish President Rugby Pinterest TAGSLiam O’Neill Former GAA president Liam O’Neill has ruled out challenging Michael D Higgins and entering the presidential race which will be decided by an election later this year.Mr O’Neill, who served as GAA President from 2012 to 2015 and held a variety of roles at club, county and provincial level prior to that, confirmed last week that he was “considering his options” after the suggestion was put to him.However, after appearing on TV3’s Tonight programme last night, O’Neill ruled himself out of the race.He said that he doesn’t ‘have the organisational, logistical or financial platform to mount a campaign’.Mr O’Neill reckons that a campaign would cost around €400k to mount.Liam O’Neill recently retired as principal of Gaelscoil Tromaire while his wife Aine retired as principal of St Fergal’s in Rathdowney.Michael D Higgins announced last week that he was to seek a second seven-year term as president but a number of candidates have emerged.Sinn Fein decided that they will definitely run a candidate which means an election is certain and President Higgins won’t be unopposed.Other candidates in the mix include political commentator Noel Whelan, Dragons Den investor Gavin Duffy and senators Padraig O Ceidigh and Joan Freeman.In order to get a nomination to run for president, a candidate will need the support of 20 TDs or Senators or four local councils.Fianna Fail are supporting Michael D Higgins but are unlikely to impose any sanction on an Oireachtas member if they facilitate an independent candidate.O’Neill is the second potential candidate to rule himself out in the last 48 hours as Gerard Croughwell also dropped out yesterday.SEE ALSO – Looking ahead to this year’s Laois intermediate football championship Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleIn Pictures: Community Pride on show in LaoisNext articleTragic Portlaoise teenager laid to rest 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. WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Laois man O’Neill will not be next Irish President News Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Community last_img read more

Laois GAA club hosting online event for Seachtain na Gaeilge

first_img Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival A Laois GAA club are set to host an online Irish event tonight for Seachtain na Gaeilge.Colt GAA will run a second ‘Ciorcal Cómhra’ this evening from 8pm to 9pm on Zoom.Ciorcal Comhra translates to conversation circle and there are many Irish language conversation groups like these across the country.They were developed under the scheme Is Leor Beirt (It only takes two) and this was set up to support and encourage new and current Irish language conversation groups around the world.These groups give you the chance for you to use your Irish; whether you’re fluent or only learning.Niall Brennan, who is the Irish Officer in Colt, says the event is open to anyone who would like to get involved.He said: “If anyone is interested in coming along, they can message Colt GAA on Facebook and they will provide you with the Zoom link.“It’s open to everyone and every level of Irish will be accommodated.”If you would like to take part, you can message Colt Facebook page by clicking here.SEE ALSO – Birthday joy for 101-year-old Laois woman following Covid-19 vaccination TAGSColt GAANiall BrenanSeachtain na Gaeilge Facebook Pinterest Home Sport GAA Laois GAA club hosting online event for Seachtain na Gaeilge SportGAA Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Council Electric Picnic Facebook Laois GAA club hosting online event for Seachtain na Gaeilge WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic WhatsApp Previous article‘Solution needed now’ to unpleasant issue in Portlaoise housing estateNext articleFrustration growing over the ‘lack of urgency’ of broadband roll out in Laois 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 – 11th March 2021 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

Rather than leveraging THAAD discord, North Korea chooses nukes

first_img Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion North Korea has shown no signs of tempering its ballistic missile testing, despite Seoul’s announcement earlier in July that it would deploy the U.S. missile defense system THAAD to South Korean soil. Days after the decision was announced, Pyongyang test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile [SLBM] and Scud and Rodong missiles. Earlier this month, it launched what is believed to be a Rodong missile, which flew some 1,000 km before dropping near Japanese waters. Judging from the sharp angles at which the SLBM and Rodong missiles were fired, the North seemingly wanted to highlight the limitations of the THAAD system by launching its missiles into high altitudes. But doing actually lends more credence to the rationale underpinning the missile defense system’s deployment in South Korea. China and Russia may vehemently oppose the deployment to the fullest degree, but this does not change the fact that missile provocations emanating from the North only bolster the case for THAAD. Missile tests in the face of THAAD deployment Why is it that Pyongyang chose to continually pursue missile tests at such a contentious time in the region, with South Korea and the U.S. decisively on one side, and China and Russia firmly on the other? Let us look at the two main ways this situation could have played out.First, North Korea could have ceased provocations, seeking to strengthen ties with Russia and China at a time when the global push to isolate the North through sanctions began to falter. THAAD’s deployment is predicated on the need to deter North Korea’s missile threats, hence a cessation of provocations on Pyongyang’s part would erode the legitimacy of Seoul and Washington’s claims. Furthermore, if the North were to follow this chain of events by expressing a willingness to negotiate a peace deal on the Korean Peninsula, Beijing would secure a strong footing to criticize the South and the U.S. for deploying THAAD, arguing that those nations, in fact, are the actual provocateurs in inter-Korean relations. Warmer Sino-North Korean ties suggest relaxed sanctions, a climate Kim Jong Un could potentially leverage to organize a summit meeting with his counterpart in China.North Korea’s second plausible course of action would be to use the widening gap between South Korea and the U.S., and China and Russia, to step up its nuclear and missile development. The fissure in global cooperation against the North reduces the likelihood of a strong response from the UN Security Council, even in the event of bold provocations from the North, inviting Pyongyang to accelerate its development of weapons of mass destruction. Likewise, based on the fact that past ballistic missiles tests draw, at worst, UN statements of condemnation, the North would not expect to face additional sanctions for its actions.However, the second option means Pyongyang would face limitations in renewing and reinforcing relations with China and Russia. As permanent members of the UN Security Council, these countries would not be able to unconditionally throw their weight behind the North. While China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi may have hinted at improving ties with Pyongyang by extending a warm welcome to his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho at the ASEAN Regional Forum [ARF], it would be difficult for Beijing to fully restore relations and invite Kim Jong Un to China for talks in the face of his dogged pursuit of weapons development.Nukes over restoring ties with China On balance, North Korea seems to have chosen the latter of these two options, opting to move forward with nuclear and missile development in lieu of curtailing provocations and thereby restoring ties with Beijing.To put it simply, Pyongyang likely chose this path because it neither trusts China nor Russia. It is well aware that, even with this new opportunity to strengthen ties, Beijing will never support its nuclear ambitions. After all, China, Russia, South Korea, the U.S., and Japan all levied unilateral and multilateral sanctions against North Korea. In addition, the North has heard through multiple channels that Beijing finds the Kim Jong Un leadership, stuck in its dynastic totalitarian ways, a less than desirable ally.  So, then, it appears that North Korea has decided that rather than forgo weapons development to curry favor with China, expanding and progressing its arsenal is better insurance for the regime’s long-term survival and sovereignty. Pyongyang sees its safety best achieved by boosting its strike capabilities against the U.S. to the greatest extent possible, particularly during times when international consensus has been undermined. (Enhancing attack capabilities against the U.S. will not necessarily guarantee its safety, but the North seemingly believes it will.)This will continue so long as regional superpowers fail to reconcile their differences. A nuclear test would unite these powers and invite more sanctions, which may give Pyongyang pause in those pursuits, but the possibility of another test certainly cannot be ruled out. Until threats from the North escalate to a point where neighboring countries are forced to come together again, however fleetingly, expect to see Pyongyang walk the path of weapons development unimpeded. *Viewpoints expressed in Guest Columns do not necessarily reflect those of Daily NK. Rather than leveraging THAAD discord, North Korea chooses nukes Analysis & Opinion center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Analysis & Opinion By Daily NK – 2016.08.19 4:22pm Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

Bass Coast welcomes funding for public and community housing

Bass Coast welcomes funding for public and community housing Bass Coast Shire Council welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of $25 million for Bass Coast, as part of the state’s biggest ever investment in public and community housing.Bass Coast CEO Ali Wastie said that Affordable and Emergency Housing is one of Council’s top advocacy priorities.“This funding is an incredible commitment and one that Council has been at the forefront of advocating for. It coincides with the $130,000 Council allocated this year towards the development of our own Housing Strategy for Bass Coast,” Ms Wastie said.This funding announcement further highlights the importance of Council’s Advocacy Strategy, with the Cowes Cultural Centre, Erosion Infrastructure and Climate Change Policy and Tertiary Education Investment all benefiting from increased funding in recent months.Ms Wastie said that the $25 million announcement was particularly important, as Bass Coast is experiencing increased incidences of people facing homelessness or being at risk of homelessness.“There is no available community or government owned social housing in Bass Coast, the only option is privately owned accommodation, which is increasingly limited,” Ms Wastie said.“Local agencies are struggling to meet demand, leaving no room for them to undertake critical strategic and planning work so this funding announcement will be welcomed by the whole community.“We would like to thank Jordan Crugnale MP, Minister Richard Wynne and the Victorian Government for this investment, to provide secure, modern and affordable homes for some of our most vulnerable residents,” Ms Wastie concluded. /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:Bass, Bass Coast, Bass Coast Council, climate, climate change, community, council, Cowes, education, Emergency, Government, homelessness, housing, infrastructure, Investment, Jordan, local council, Minister read more

New initiative to support Aboriginal businesses and employment opportunities

first_imgNew initiative to support Aboriginal businesses and employment opportunities The City of Greater Bendigo, Mount Alexander, Loddon and Central Goldfields Shires have launched a new initiative to support Aboriginal businesses and economic development across central Victoria. The four municipalities, led by the City of Greater Bendigo, seek to strengthen local, social and economic outcomes by maximising local spend in the region and focusing on creating local jobs, including jobs for Aboriginal people.The Aboriginal Business Capability Building Initiative is funded through Regional Development Victoria to bring together awareness and education programs, capacity-building workshops and help with mentoring programs across the region.A feasibility study into improving Aboriginal procurement in Local Government found that there were significant gaps in engaging with Aboriginal businesses.City of Greater Bendigo Director, Corporate Performance Andrew Cooney said this was an important initiative to create new employment opportunities and make significant improvements in procuring goods and services from Aboriginal businesses.“In the 2018 financial year, City of Greater Bendigo procurement spend with identified Aboriginal businesses was only 0.06 per cent, which falls below the target of one per cent,” Mr Cooney said.“The City of Greater Bendigo, Loddon Shire, Central Goldfields and Mount Alexander have agreed the priority will be to address the gaps addressed.“It will help us create an awareness of the many Aboriginal businesses that we have in our region and support opportunities to increase the employment of Aboriginal people across the region.”The Aboriginal Business Capability Building Initiative will bring together awareness of the Aboriginal business sector, support for local businesses to engage with Aboriginal businesses when responding to social, local and Aboriginal tender clauses when bidding for Council projects and works. The initiative will also look at creating visibility of Aboriginal businesses in Victoria and the region, with the assistance of Kinaway, the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce.A recent study from the Supply Nation’s Sleeping Giant report found that for every dollar spent on Aboriginal businesses, the social economic impact to the Indigenous community was $4.41.“Aboriginal businesses are a hundred times more likely to employ another Aboriginal person so it’s clear that this is central to supporting the economic and social growth in the community.”The initiative will focus on ensuring local Aboriginal businesses are included when tendering for works across the Council. This includes the incorporation of a new “Aboriginal tender schedule’ that local businesses and contractors may be asked to respond to when bidding for work.Local businesses and Council contractors are now invited to attend a series of industry briefings to:Hear about local, social and aboriginal economic developmentDiscover how your business can engage and support regional opportunitiesLearn about the Aboriginal business sector landscapeRespond to local, social and Aboriginal tender clausesThe first industry session will be held on Tuesday April 27 at the Fosterville Gold Bendigo Tennis Centre, Nolan Street, Bendigo from 6pm to 8pm. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aboriginal-business-capability-building-initiative-industry-briefing-tickets-148542072337.The second industry briefing will be held on Tuesday May 25 at the Fosterville Gold Bendigo Tennis Centre, Nolan Street, Bendigo from 6pm to 8pm. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aboriginal-business-capability-building-initiative-industry-briefing-tickets-149638439601 /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:Aboriginal, Australia, Bendigo, Central, Central Goldfields, Chamber of Commerce, community, corporate, Economic Development, education, employment, Government, Indigenous, Local Government, outcomes, regional development, Victorialast_img read more

Bookshelf Wines: Meet the Winemaker, Sheila Dupuis

first_imgReddIt Facebook Twitter Share Email Linkedin AdvertisementSheila Dupuis was born and raised on a dairy farm in south Louisiana’s Cajun country. Surrounded by French speaking family, she learned the value of hard work and good Cajun food.Always a “kitchen experimenter” Sheila has a passion for, “Un petite peu de cie et un petite peu de ca” smashing, mixing, and measuring, just like her grandmother, mother and older sisters did while cooking.That experimentation found a career in the form of award winning California wines.Sheila is a vet, and with husband Niles Fleege they followed career and military opportunities to California, staying here for many reasons including the weather and the wines! They founded www.BookshelfWines.com in 2015 and won awards including an extraordinary white Pinot Noir in 2016 (white wine from red grapes) “Dichotomy,” producing it again in 2017 and 2019.Bookshelf Wines draws only the best grapes from all over El Dorado County, California. Tastings are available in Pilot Hill by appointment. Come visit.You can contact Sheila and Niles directly for event schedules, tours, holiday shipping, and special pricing, (530) 400-7654.Advertisement Previous articleThree New GSM-Based Wines Are LaunchedNext articleCalifornia $43 Billion Wine Sector Economic Outlook a Focus of CalCPA 2020 Wine Industry Conference Press Release TAGSBookshelf WinesSheila Dupuis Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Bookshelf Wines: Meet the Winemaker, Sheila DupuisIndustry News ReleasesBookshelf Wines: Meet the Winemaker, Sheila DupuisBy Press Release – November 9, 2020 150 0 last_img read more