‘A dozen’ Tory MPs could back no-deal Brexit no confidence vote

first_imgA group of Conservative MPs could put their weight behind a vote of no confidence to block a no-deal Brexit, a junior defence minister warned today. Monday 24 June 2019 10:04 am A resolution could enable the UK and EU to scrap the controversial backstop, which led parliament to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal three times. whatsapp LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 14: Tobias Ellwood MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, speaking during the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College on March 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The drastic suggestion to opt for the “nuclear option” is likely to put pressure of Boris Johnson, the current Conservative frontrunner to be Prime Minister. Sebastian McCarthy Instead it opted for measures such as trusted trader schemes and processes based on existing technology that could be implemented by 2022. The comments come as a new report today concluded that alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop could be feasible within three years. Read more: Domestic row takes toll on Boris Johnson leadership campaign Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndo “Today, we believe finding such a solution has taken a substantial step forward.”center_img Tobias Ellwood told the BBC that “a dozen or so” Tory MPs would use the measure, which could topple the government and trigger an election, if the UK left the European Union at the end of October without any legal agreement. whatsapp Share In a piece in the Times this morning, Morgan and Hands said: “Finding a solution to the Irish border issue, which protects and upholds the Good Friday agreement, avoids a ‘hard border’ on the island of Ireland, respects legitimate Irish and EU concerns, but which avoids the UK ever entering the so-called backstop, is critical to clearing the Brexit impasse. Read more: Brexit Irish backstop alternative could work within three years The report ruled out “hi-tech unicorn” solutions put forward by some think tanks to avoid a hard border. ‘A dozen’ Tory MPs could back no confidence vote for no-deal Brexit The cross-partyreport, backed by Tory MPs Nicky Morgan and Greg Hands, argues that a“practical” solution to the Brexit deadlock over the so-calledIrish backstop could be implemented by 2022. Johnson has said the UK must leave the EU by 31 October regardless of whether a deal is reached between the two sides. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark rape trial

first_imgMonday 24 February 2020 5:24 pm Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark rape trial However, Weinstein was acquitted on the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault, which carried a potential life sentence. (Getty Images) He had denied the allegations and said any sexual encounters were consensual. Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of sexual assault and rape in a landmark case that inspired the #MeToo movement. During his trial Weinstein often appeared feeble, wearing ill-fitting suits and using a walking frame while entering the courtroom. A New York jury today found the producer guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013. He faces up to 25 years in prison. Prosecutors portrayed Weinstein as a serial predator who abused his power in the industry to coax women to hotel rooms or private apartments before overpowering and attacking them. More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com The trial marks a landmark moment for the #MeToo movement, in which women have spoken out about incidents of sexual assault and harassment by powerful men in the entertainment industry and beyond. (Getty Images) Also Read: Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark rape trial whatsapp Prosecutors also called several other accusers as witnesses, including Sopranos star Annabella Sciorra. While testimony of so-called bad prior acts is not normally permitted in criminal trials, an exception to the law meant prosecutors were able to demonstrate a pattern of behaviour. Share The alleged victims gave graphic testimony over the course of the four-week trial, and at one point the judge ended testimony early for the day after Mann started sobbing uncontrollably on the stand. Weinstein, who was one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood, faces accusations of sexual misconduct from more than 80 women, including famous actresses, stretching back decades. “The man seated right there was not just a titan in Hollywood, he was a rapist,” Manhattan assistant district attorney Meghan Hast said during opening arguments. (Getty Images) Also Read: Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark rape trial Weinstein still faces charges in California, and dozens of women have filed civil lawsuits against him. Show Comments ▼ She described Weinstein as a “Jekyll and Hyde” character who was charming in public but often showed terrifying anger when they were alone. James Warrington whatsapp The jury of seven men and five women at the New York Supreme Court took five days to reach their verdict.last_img read more

Meet Jamie Bursell, the newest Juneau Assembly member

first_imgCommunity | Juneau | Local Government | SoutheastMeet Jamie Bursell, the newest Juneau Assembly memberFebruary 29, 2016 by Elizabeth Jenkins Share:(Photo courtesy of Jamie Bursell)Jamie Bursell was recently sworn into the Juneau Assembly to replace Karen Crane after Crane stepped down to run for mayor. Bursell has lived in Juneau for 20 years. In 2001, she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty of the Year award from the University of Alaska Southeast, where she taught human anatomy and physiology. She now works at the Southeast Alaska Surgery Center as a fluoroscopy technician and owns a triathlon training business.Bursell will serve in her District 2 seat until mid-October when the position is up for election.KTOO’s Elizabeth Jenkins interviewed Bursell on Feb. 29. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/03/30BURSELL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.On why she wanted to be on the Juneau Assembly:Friends of mine encouraged me. I hadn’t really thought about it until fairly recently, but I had some friends that got together with me, and we talked it through, and I talked to my husband. And I felt like I was a good person for the position because I have a lot of time, and I really have the energy to put into looking at all of the issues–which I find to be very interesting. There’s a huge variety of issues that we have to tackle. I feel like I have a lot of good life experience, and I enjoy Juneau. I know a lot about the different aspects of Juneau: the facilities, the people and outdoors.Her thoughts on education: I’ve actually worked at all the [grade] levels in Juneau. I worked from preschool, all the way through high school as a para-educator. So I had that experience. And then, because both of my boys were in school here in Juneau all of those years, I volunteered at whatever level they were in. I know firsthand, that we need to keep funding education to the max. We have to keep our kids in school, and we have to do everything we can to help them get a good education and to finish school.I’m also very much in support of education for young children. At the preschool level, we really need to make sure that we get our kids in there and get them a good start in a good, healthy environment. And that early reading program is especially important in the mix.How she wants to spend her time on the assembly:We have to focus on all [of the issues] as assembly members. There are some very, very serious issues. The opioid problem is terrible, and there are groups that are addressing that right now. I’ll always be in support of finding ways that we can help our kids stay away from drugs and help the young adults — anybody who does become addicted — help them with the best resources that we have. And I think we have a need to grow those resources, too. We really need to get people help here in Juneau as soon as we can. We can’t just can’t take people who have very, very serious issues and shipping them out. I think we need to address them here, and we need to have the facilities and the funding available for that.Her secret penchant for junk food:I think people would be surprised to learn that I love baking, and I love eating sweets. Because — especially in my triathlon coaching business — I’m always promoting clean eating, trying to integrate the best foods into your diet. But one of my favorite things is to have roasted marshmallows.Editor’s note: An earlier version stated Jamie Bursell works at Juneau Medical Center. She works at the Southeast Alaska Surgery Center. Share this story:last_img read more

Two men accused of trafficking meth out of U-Haul in Fort Myers

first_imgAdvertisementBoth Timmons and Lewis were arrested and taken to the Lee County Jail. They are facing charges for trafficking in methamphetamines and possession of drug equipment. If convicted, they could face a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. AdvertisementTags: drug traffickingFort Myers RELATEDTOPICS WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 Advertisement FORT MYERS, Fla. – When police searched a U-Haul on Colonial Boulevard this weekend, they didn’t find furniture. Instead, they discovered several people sleeping inside the truck — and a large amount of methamphetamine, Fort Myers police reported. Officers made contact with three men in the U-Haul including Paul Timmons, 33, and Jeffrey Lewis, 60. Timmons allegedly had an open plastic sandwich bag with meth. Both men were detained while officers searched the truck. During the investigation, officers found 624.9 grams of meth in the U-Haul, according to police. 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 commentscenter_img Man killed during shooting at Central Avenue June 12, 2021 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 Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 FMPD surrounds home after shooting June 12, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Five reasons why Love Island needs a Laois person

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest WhatsApp News Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun Five reasons why Love Island needs a Laois person We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun Twitter Twitter Five reasons why Love Island needs a Laois person TAGSLove Island Previous articleLaois U-20 football team named for Leinster final as Sugrue guides Kerry to Munster titleNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, March 5, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role After the successful winter version of Love Island came to an end a few weeks ago, attentions quickly turned to the summer version.And ITV are now looking for applicants and there is a range of different criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible.If that is something you would be interested in, head to this link and tell ITV all about yourself, including your background and your dating preferences.The plea for contestants got us thinking that it would be absolutely brilliant if a Laois person went on the show.And here, we’ve come up with five reasons why:1 – The Villa needs Portlaoise slang In certain parts of Laois we have a special type of sarcasm, ‘worst’ means ‘good’, ‘best’ means ‘bad’, ‘zero’ means ‘a lot’ and ‘Also’ actually means ‘hardly’.Trying to explain that to the British would probably take up most of one whole episode!2 – Our accent would require subtitlesThere are a number of words that Laois people struggle with and that is largely down to how flat our accents like.Anything with a ‘th’ in it would cause confusion and need subtitles. Words like ‘Thirty-Three’ (tirty-tree), ‘That’ (dat)’ ‘Toilet’ (toileh), ‘Butter’ (bu-er), ‘Water’ (wa-er), ‘Flat’ (flah) – you get the idea and it would be entertaining.3 – We’d come up with a new name for Casa AmorFor those of you who don’t know, Casa Amor is a completely separate villa where the couples are split up and either all of the boys or the girls are sent – and then tempted with brand new contestants.Laois people would call it Kildare or Offaly because although it isn’t that far away and the people there seem very nice – they must not be trusted and you’ll find that if you choose one, they will not turn out to be better than what you had before!4 – Portlaoise people would have this killer chat up lineBack in February, Portlaoise was ranked as the sixth most romantic town in Ireland.If being able to introduce yourself as someone who comes from one of the most loved-up places in the country doesn’t work to your advantage on a show about love – it is all a cod.5 – The after show date possibilities are endlessIf you go on to win the show and bag the €50K, you can bring your new other-half back to Laois and have a great time.Shower them in glory with a stay in Ballyfin House, educate them about our heritage with a trip to the Rock of Dunamase or show them a good time at the Electric Picnic. The possibilities are endless.SEE ALSO – REVEALED: Our choice of the top 20 TikTok-ers in Laois Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th March 2020 last_img read more

New program to keep at-risk families safely together

first_imgNew program to keep at-risk families safely together Keeping vulnerable South Australian families safely together is the focus of a new $11.3 million program commencing next year.The State and Federal Government-backed Resilient Families program will be delivered by The Benevolent Society and works closely with families to prevent their children at risk of abuse and neglect from entering the child protection system.The program uses an innovative funding model known as a Pay by Results contract, which rewards the program provider for achieving results, not just for delivering services.It will focus on families living in the Marion, Onkaparinga, Mt Barker, Murray Bridge and Mid Murray local council areas. This region was chosen as there are currently Intensive Family Support Services being piloted in northern and western Adelaide.Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the Resilient Families program will support up to 300 children over the next five years.“Every child in South Australia deserves to grow up in a safe and loving home, which is why this innovative approach will be integral to supporting struggling families to stay together,” said Minister Lensink.“Social workers and staff will work with each family in their own home to address their specific risk factors and safety concerns, through home visits, crisis intervention, skills development and access to a 24/7 on-call service.“This new program is one of many programs the Marshall Liberal Govenrment is investing in to better support our most vulnerable South Australians families and children.”Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said it was vital governments put in place programs to help ensure all children were able to grow up in secure, safe and stable homes.“We know that children who stay in out-of-home care for extended periods are at significant risk of immediate and long-term consequences including poor mental health, homelessness, unemployment and unstable relationships,” said Minister Ruston.“Resilient Families is targeted at families which have been identified as really struggling and is focused on creating a positive home environment to try and prevent children needing to enter out of home care.”The Benevolent Society was selected following a public call for expressions of interest after having successfully delivered the program interstate under a similar model.In NSW, Resilient Families recorded an 86 per cent preservation rate of keeping children safe with their families and 32 per cent fewer entries into out-of-home care.The unique funding model places focus on accountability for the delivery of outcomes, with payments linked to program success, rather than outputs.In SA, additional performance outcome payments will be made when more than 82 per cent of participating families stay together safely.The program is designed to complement existing intensive family support services funded by the State Government – the $3 million Safe Kids, Families Together pilot being delivered by Anglicare SA and the $2.2 million intensive support program designed for Aboriginal families being delivered by KWY in Adelaide’s west.Resilient Families will initially be based on referrals from the Department for Child Protection, with the primary aim to keep children safe at home, in community and culture.Referrals will also come from the State Government’s Child and Family Safety Pathway referral system, being developed by the Department of Human Services as part of wider reform of the Child and Family Support System.The program will begin in July 2021. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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. 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Student life: CU freshman engineering projects on display at Expo

first_imgFrom compostable heat to a custom-built, sensory playhouse, CU freshmen at this year’s Engineering Projects Expo on Saturday, Dec. 7, had a lot to show off.The projects displayed a wide range of creativity combined with unique class objectives. Among 11 sections for the course “Engineering Projects,” student teams collaborated on a semester’s amount of work while addressing their “class mission.” Awards were distributed at the end of the expo, in which teams could win either the “peoples’ choice” award or enter the running for best among their section. All who attended the event could vote for the peoples’ choice award, and a panel of judges — practicing engineers from local engineering companies — determined best project per section.Derek Reamon, co-director of the Integrated Teaching & Learning Program and Laboratory (ITLL), mentioned that the expo – which started out as a small event in 1993 – is a great way for students to proudly display their work, think about their work by communicating their process and hopefully get other people excited about engineering.“It’s important in their education cycle to reflect on what they’ve done and how far they’ve come,” Reamon said. “It sort of closes the loop by having them explain to someone who hasn’t seen their project growing what they’ve built and why.”Each professor chose a subject for their class objective, and these ranged from heating homes for low-income families in Shiprock, N.M., to creating tools for clients with cerebral palsy. Several instructors now have a list of clients that they coordinate with to encourage projects that will satisfy a specific need.As Reamon explained, more and more instructors are bringing in clients for their Engineering Projects class.“And those clients are hard to find,” Reamon explained. The challenge, he said, is finding clients who will request a design or need but also allow students to be innovative. Some examples included an interactive design for kids to learn about fire safety, a radio controller for a woman with limited mobility, or home heating systems for low-income families.All of the projects displayed engineering concepts, practical applications and lots of creativity. One team created a passive solar lens out of a protective screen from a TV, which collected and concentrated sunlight over rebar in a concrete-filled bucket.  The rebar could get as hot as 230 degrees in 30 minutes with the exposure to sunlight, which could extend underneath a home and add a significant amount of heat. Their mission was to heat a home out of renewable energy while keeping costs low.Another team explored the benefits of transferring heat from a compost bin to heat a water system. As one of the students explained, exo-thermal chemical reactions occur in a compost bin and create a significant amount of heat. The team, who earned best in their section, aimed to collect and transfer that heat to a home’s water system, and they were able to retrofit this design by connecting the system to a back-up water heater.One section’s entire class, comprised of 30 students, collaboratively created a playhouse with sensory features and a special design for client, Noah, a five-year old boy with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Splitting up into three teams, students divvied up work based on structures, interior structures and sensory details. The final product was a modular playhouse with an elaborate jungle theme, a hanging airplane that spins from the center of the ceiling, a cave lit up by multiple, bright neon colors and a slide for both Noah and his 3 year-old brother to enjoy.The “peoples’ choice” award went to team “Bad Intentions” for their project “RFID Liquid Dispenser.” The runner up was team “Humble Elephant” for their “Light and Music Box” project, and students from each of these teams received Golden Buff plaques and certificates to the book store.The expo takes place at the end of every semester, so be sure to catch the next one in Spring 2014.Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado. Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlines Published: Dec. 12, 2013 center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Launch of GrapeSeed Pairs Wine Lovers with ‘Dream Team’ Winemakers

first_imgReddIt Share Home Industry News Releases Launch of GrapeSeed Pairs Wine Lovers with ‘Dream Team’ WinemakersIndustry News ReleasesVideoWine BusinessLaunch of GrapeSeed Pairs Wine Lovers with ‘Dream Team’ WinemakersBy Press Release – March 31, 2015 45 0 AdvertisementNew Members Only Collective Funds One-of-a-Kind Winemaking Projects, Provides Consumers with Exclusive Access, ExperiencesHealdsburg, Calif. – March 31, 2015 – Today, GrapeSeed™ Wine Fund launched as the first company to marry consumers’ desire for choice and exclusivity with winemakers’ passion for creating distinctive, small production wines. Leveraging a crowdfunding model, GrapeSeed enables members, or “Partners,” to pay a subscription fee to fund one-of-a-kind wine projects from its growing roster of iconic winemakers. This discreet channel of distribution effectively breaks down barriers that exist between consumers and artisan winemakers, creating a unique new community of wine lovers.GrapeSeed offers its Partners three membership levels that provide them with a variety of benefits, including access to wine steward services, wine country experiences and pre-release wine selections, depending upon partnership level. At every level, Partners make a monthly $100 wine fund contribution that may be used toward wine purchases.“What has always amazed me is how hard it is for even great winemakers to get their wines in front of the right consumers,” said Dave Trebilcock, GrapeSeed Founder. “GrapeSeed brings together wine enthusiasts with an unparalleled collection of winemakers, making our members, or Partners as we call them, an integral part of the process. GrapeSeed wines would not exist if it were not for the financial support of our Partners.”At launch, GrapeSeed has assembled a dream team of winemakers from Napa and Sonoma to create exclusive wines supported by consumer seed funding. The highly acclaimed team includes Jessica Boone, Nick Goldschmidt, Jean Hoefliger, Ed Sbragia and Douglas Stewart. GrapeSeed will expand into other well-known wine regions around the world as it develops its network of exceptional winemakers.“Some of my favorite Sonoma vineyards are so small it would be impossible to get those wines to market under normal circumstances,” said Nick Goldschmidt, a 26-year veteran winemaker with a vintner passport that includes Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina and all of North America. “With GrapeSeed, no matter how limited the production, I know that GrapeSeed Partners will have access to something unique.““The winemaking world can sometimes be traditional—a little conservative—and GrapeSeed allows winemakers to branch out creatively,” said Jean Hoefliger of Alpha Omega Winery. “It provides the audience I need to try innovative blends and concepts.”“I’ve always wanted to create wines from Napa and Sonoma that showcase historic growing regions where families like mine have been farming for generations. Without GrapeSeed Partners, my wine project, Permanence, would never have come to fruition,” said Ed Sbragia, former winemaster at Beringer Vineyards, vintner owner of Sbragia Family Vineyards and celebrated winemaker of more than 32 years.GrapeSeed Partners have total control over their wine experience, from deciding which wines they want and when they wish to receive them, to reserving allotments of upcoming releases at special pre-release prices. GrapeSeed wine prices range from $25.00 to more than $200.00 per bottle. GrapeSeed also provides Partners with exclusive access to popular wine country events and unique experiences at its winemaker partner properties.About GrapeSeed Wine FundGrapeSeed Wine Fund is a member-supported collective that funds exclusive projects by critically acclaimed winemakers. GrapeSeed empowers iconic winemakers to create original wines using resources funded by its consumers, known as Partners. Partners, in turn, reap the rewards of the winemakers’ craft through access to collectable wines and exclusive experiences. At time of launch, GrapeSeed offers wines from five winemakers, including Jessica Boone, Nick Goldschmidt, Jean Hoefliger, Douglas Stewart and Ed Sbragia. To learn more, please visit www.grapeseedwine.com.Advertisement Previous articleArdagh Group Introduces Two New 750ml Wine Bottles with Stelvin® ClosuresNext articleChrissy Tobey Named Strategic Account Manager West For Hess Family Wine Estates Press Release Pinterest Email Twitter Linkedin TAGSCrowdfundingfeaturedGrapeSeed Wine Fund Facebooklast_img read more

Top Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

first_img TAGSE ColumnElizabeth SlaterIn Short Direct Marketing Twitter Home Wine Business Editorial E Column Top Traits of Successful EntrepreneursWine Business EditorialE ColumnTop Traits of Successful EntrepreneursBy Elizabeth Slater – May 16, 2016 17 0 Share Email Linkedin AdvertisementI came across an interesting article in Business Dictionary about three weeks ago that talked about the top four traits of successful entrepreneurs. As most small retailers are entrepreneurs I thought the article (with my own comments added of course) would make interesting reading. So whether you are or want to be an entrepreneur, this article offers some good ideas.Becoming an entrepreneur takes a specific type of personality, though, according to the article, it includes traits that can be developed.ONE: As an entrepreneur you need to be a problem solver who can look at problems as an opportunity. If you can solve your customers as well as your employees problems, or learn how to understand their wants, needs and desires you can provide solutions that will make people happy and make you successful and profitable.TWO: An entrepreneur takes calculated risks. The article reminds us that risk-averse people do not, as a rule, make very good entrepreneurs, though on the other hand neither do reckless people who leap first and look later. To be a successful entrepreneur you need to evaluate and minimize risk.Also, entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes and then move on. It doesn’t help to waste time on what ifs. Analyze what went wrong and go forward.THREE: An entrepreneur is self-motivated. It’s about getting done what has to be done, even though you may not like some of those tasks. In fact get the tasks you don’t like done first. You also have to be constantly looking forward, creating plausible plans to create more opportunities and ways to succeed.FOUR: An entrepreneur is confident. Fear can make you back away from projects that could be ultimately successful. If you aren’t confident you will have a harder time getting others to see the value in your business, service or products.I have added a fifth rule to this group of four and that is surround yourself with people who have entrepreneurial tendencies. People who, while they don’t have their business, are creative and understand the need to innovate to move forward.Keep growing your entrepreneurial spirit.A tip of the glass from me to youE Columnby Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct MarketingA recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook.center_img Pinterest ReddIt Previous articleAfternoon Brief, May 13Next articleRelationship Building/Sponsorship Opportunities Highlighted at 9th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi Elizabeth Slater Facebook Advertisement last_img read more

Cellcom, Golan Telecom deal clears latest hurdle

first_img Israel’s Cellcom, Xfone in network sharing spat Israel’s Ministry of Finance approved the acquisition of Golan Telecom by rival Cellcom after concluding there were no substantial reasons to oppose the deal, business news outlet Globes reported.The ministry noted after analysing the proposal, including the competition implications, it found no reason to object due to the “multiplicity and variety of players in the mobile telephony market”. The deal is yet to clear other regulatory steps, including gaining a green light from the country’s competition commission.Israel is a competitive mobile market, with GSMA Intelligence Q1 figures showing four mobile providers had more than a million mobile connections. Three of these closely competed for leadership with bases of between 2.3 million and 2.8 million.Golan Telecom was the fifth-largest with 849,000 connections, behind Altice’s Hot Mobile, Bezeq’s Pelephone, Partner and Cellcom.In striking the ILS590 million ($170.6 million) deal in February, Cellcom saw off a rival bid for the operator from Bezeq.The announcement came at a time of rife speculation regarding consolidation in Israel’s mobile market, with Hot Mobile attempting to acquire Partner Communications, a bid eventually abandoned. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 JUN 2020 Previous ArticleTwitter flags 5G misinformationNext ArticleTelia, Google Cloud boost customer play with AI Author Home Cellcom, Golan Telecom deal clears latest hurdle Israel operators cleared to take 5G live Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Related Cellcom completes Golan Telecom acquisition Chris Donkin CellcomGolan TelecomIsraellast_img read more