Brits get back taste for dining out

first_imgSunday 21 December 2014 11:48 pm Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Brits get back taste for dining out Show Comments ▼ center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Express KCS CONSUMER spending has grown 3.3 per cent so far this year, led by a boom in restaurant spending by hungry Brits, figures from Barclaycard show. Restaurant spending is up 14.6 per cent this year, with DIY spending the second fastest rising expenditure at 8.8 per cent. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorylast_img read more

Portlaoise retain U-16 ‘A’ camogie crown after win over Camross

first_img News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Portlaoise retain U-16 ‘A’ camogie crown after win over Camross Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Twitter Portlaoise 0-9 Camross 1-4U-16 ‘A’ Camogie Championship Final Portlaoise retained their U16 ‘A’ crown after a win over Camross on Wednesday evening.Portlaoise were first out of the blocks when a super pass from Grainne Keogh found Rachel Glynn who coverted the first score. Electric Picnic Pinterest Facebook Home GAA Camogie Portlaoise retain U-16 ‘A’ camogie crown after win over Camross GAACamogieSportcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIn Pictures: Kashmir Conference in Laois proves to be a successful eventNext articlePortlaoise Panthers hope to book spot in Division 1 National Cup semi-final this weekend Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. By Aedín Dunne – 29th November 2019 WhatsApp Camross didn’t waste much getting on the score board with a goal from Gráinne Delaney in the sixth minute.The game ebbed and flowed for the next 10 minutes. Portlaoise’s goalkeeper, Cara Phelan, made a great save and with the help of Aoibheann Dalton & Katie O’Reilly prevented Camross from scoring.The next six points (five frees) came from Portlaoise’s Susie Delaney, Sinéad Murphy & Rachel Glynn, with some great passes from Emma O’Sullivan, Ashling Fleming and Alice Kerins.On the 28th minute, Camross’s Andrea Scully ran through for goal only to be saved superbly by goalkeeper Cara Phelan to leave the half time score Portlaoise 0-7, Camross 1-0.In the 2nd half, Camross put the Portlaoise backs under severe pressure. Camross’s Andrea Scully secured four points, two being frees.Some very good defending from Anna Hanlon and a great catch from Aileen O Neill prevented Camross from adding to the score.The teams were level for the first time in the 27th minute; Portlaoise had not scored in the second half.There was some superb hooks and blocks all over the field with Regina Obulafor and Ashling Fleming making some great passes.In the 29th minute, Portlaoise’s Susie Delaney scored a point from a free, but the game wasn’t over with Camross continuing to threaten on goal.Portlaoise had another chance when and Alice Kerins pass to Susie Delaney resulting in a penalty. Sinéad Murphy put it over the bar, putting Portlaoise ahead by two points.The final whistle finally blew and Portlaoise came out on top on a score line of 0-9 to 1-4.SCORERS: Portlaoise – Susie Delaney 0-4, Sinead Murphy 0-3, Rachel Glynn 0-2 Camross – Andrea Scully; 0-4 (2 frees), Grainne Delaney 1-0PORTLAOISE: Cara Phelan, Katie O’Reilly, Aileen O’Neill, Anna Hanlon, Aoibheann Dalton, Sinead Murphy, Ciara Crowley, Grainne O’Reilly, Tara Byrne; Susie Delaney, Alice Kerins, Grainne Keogh, Ashling Fleming, Rachel Glynn, Emma O’Sullivan, Louise Corrigan, Holly Dunne, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Ali Dunne, Regina Obulafor, Emily Stack, Rachel Byrne, Keva O’Reilly, Ciara Marum, Niamh Murphy, Anna Dillon. Subs: Regina Obulafor for Emma O Sullivan, Holly Dunne for Susie DelaneyMentors: Colm O’Sullivan, Teresa O’Reilly, Stephen Doyle.CAMROSS: Courtney Chambers, Triona Chambers, Annabelle Ryan, Sarah Cuddy, Ava Guilfoyle, Luisne Delaney, Leah Daly, Grainne Delaney, Leanne Dowling, Louise Bergin, Andrea Scully 0-4, Tara Lowry, Claudine Moore, Ali cuddy, Caoimhe Delaney, Aoife Daly, Ellen Carroll, Leah Rice, Lucy Donnery, Ella Cuddy.Mentors: Arien Delaney, Theresa Keenan, Ger Guilfoyle.SEE ALSO – My Club & I: The Heath’s Dylan Kavanagh ahead of the Laois U-20 ‘B’ Football FinalSEE ALSO – Books, jerseys, hats – the LaoisToday store is now open Electric Picnic Facebook Twitter TAGSCamross CamogiePortlaoise CamogieU16 ‘A’ Championship final Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Equities drive Q1 gains for Canadian DB pensions: Northern Trust

first_imgEquities drive Q1 gains for Canadian DB pensions: Northern Trust naphotos/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canadian defined benefit (DB) pension plan sponsors recorded an uptick in returns for the first-quarter (Q1) of 2017, according to data published Thursday by Toronto-based Northern Trust Canada. Related news James Langton Canadian plan sponsors post positive quarter despite bond slump Federal budget fails to support needed pension reform, retiree group says The median Canadian DB pension plan recorded a 3.0% gain in Q1, reversing a 1.2% loss in the fourth quarter of 2016. Pension performance was “primarily driven by strong equity markets while fixed income also experienced positive performance in a reversal from last quarter,” Northern Tusts says in a news release. “Global equity markets started the year on a strong note with all broad market indices registering positive performance,” it adds. Northern Trust points out that the U.S. equity market hit all-time highs during the quarter, and that the S&P 500 returned 5.5%. “Optimism on the geopolitical front and a stronger Japanese Yen helped the MSCI EAFE index gain a return of 6.8% in Q1,” Northern Trust says. “A weaker U.S. dollar, better than expected economic data and easing concerns over the current U.S. administration’s protectionist measures contributed to the MSCI Emerging Markets index ending the quarter on a strong note with a return of 10.9%.” The median return on Canadian equity during the quarter was 3.8%, Northern Trust says, and the FTSE TMX Universe gained 1.2% for the quarter, “with long and mid-term bonds outperforming short-term bonds.” Over the past year, Canadian pension plans recorded a 9.5% gain, Northern Trust reports. Again, strong stock market returns helped drive the gain, it says. Photo copyright: naphotos/123RF Keywords Pensions Budget 2021 revives tax issues from 2019 Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Empire Life expands digital applications to seg funds

first_img Empire Life launches three new seg funds Canada Life to launch new shelf of mutual funds Megan Harman Keywords Segregated fundsCompanies Empire Life Insurance Co. Related news CI GAM and Empire Life launch seg fund suite Fast & Full Investment Application features an expedited five-step process that replaces the traditionally paper-heavy application process. It also provides an option for seg fund applications to be completed remotely rather than in person. “By focusing on improving the user experience for both the client and the advisor, this new digital tool saves time, is more convenient and simplifies the process of applying for these investments with Empire Life,” says Mike Stocks, vice president and chief marketing officer, retail, in a statement. “Advisors will have more time to meet with clients to review their needs and provide investment solutions rather than spending time on paperwork and administrative tasks.” Many life insurers have introduced electronic life insurance applications in recent years, including Empire Life, which unveiled its Fast & Full Life Application in 2013. The new app extends that digital capability to seg funds. The Fast & Full Investment App is compatible with tablets, desktop and laptop computers and incorporates electronic signatures. Photo copyright: vizafoto/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Kingston, Ont.-based Empire Life Insurance Co. has launched a new digital application process that allows financial advisors to complete and submit applications for new segregated fund policies for their clients online. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Radicalized and believing in conspiracies: can cycle be broken?

first_imgRadicalized and believing in conspiracies: can cycle be broken? University of RochesterRochester political scientist Scott Tyson studies how conspiracies and radicalization have entered the American mainstream, and what to do about it.If your idea of conspiracy theories used to entail aliens, UFOs, governmental cover-ups at Roswell Air Force base, and the melody of The X-Files-you were not alone. That was, indeed, the classic notion, says Scott Tyson, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester.But over the course of the last five years, he noticed a watershed. For starters, the term “theory” no longer applied to the convoluted ideas spouted by today’s conspiracist groups such as QAnon, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers, all of whom Tyson calls largely “theoryless.”For example, Tyson, a game theorist whose research focuses on authoritarian politics, conspiracies, and radicalization, points out that those who believe erroneously that former President Donald Trump’s “victory was stolen,” usually do not believe that votes cast on that same ballot for successful Republican congressional candidates have been tampered with.“There is no elaborate theory behind the assertion that the last election was rigged. It’s just a bunch of assertions that don’t really fit together in a cohesive story,” says Tyson.Instead, he prefers the term “conspiracism” to describe what he sees as the current stream of misinformation.According to Tyson, it’s this growing belief in conspiracist narratives that has led to the increased radicalization of average Americans.“In order for people to commit violent acts you have to make it seem as if there’s some greater cause,” says Tyson. You have to convince people that the political opposition is “in cahoots as part of some crazy cabal, and that the greater cause is to overturn that cabal,” which justifies extreme actions, including violence and breaking the law.In a recent study, “Sowing the Seeds: Radicalization as a Political Tool” published in the American Journal of Political Science, Tyson-together with University of Michigan coauthor Todd Lehmann-looks at two common policy interventions-economic and psychological-designed to counter the growing radicalization among the US population. The duo finds that improving economic conditions reduces both radicalization efforts and dissent. However, the duo also finds that trying to render people psychologically less susceptible to radicalization can backfire and instead increase the efforts by radical leaders to influence and radicalize more followers.While radical assertions of a “deep state” and “stolen elections” have long bubbled quietly underneath public discourse, Tyson says during the last five years, the ideas have moved into the mainstream discourse. That shift-from fringe to center stage-Tyson argues, happened during the Trump presidency.The January 6 storming of the US Capitol, Tyson says, was driven by such conspiratorial misinformation, as hundreds of American citizens attacked the seat of American democracy in order to reverse what they were led falsely to believe was an “undemocratic election”-despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.What’s the nutshell definition of “radicalization”?“Radicalization” is used interchangeably with “indoctrination.” Essentially, it’s creating self-motivation among people to do certain things. You would call someone radicalized when those things that you would normally have to motivate someone to do-you don’t have to do anymore because they’ve become self-motivated. That’s where conspiracism comes in-it restructures the way that people perceive the social world around them. Radicalization involves an element of extremism and is fundamentally a political thought with an ecosystem to it: there needs to be a political group, or a set of political leaders who are trying to restructure people’s beliefs or their values in such a way that it helps their own political goals or causes.How can radicalization be countered?The way to combat it is not to hope for the easy solution. It’s a false idea that we can just take out the leaders and it’ll all go away, akin to simply cutting off the head off the snake. That doesn’t actually work. You have to go from the bottom up to start trying to siphon off radicalized people, and treat the organization more as a terrorist group, in terms of any hearts and minds policies.Does leadership “decapitation” work against a radical group such as QAnon?We looked in our research at what happens when you threaten leadership decapitation and found that you actually provide an incentive for leaders to increase their efforts to radicalize others. The reason is very simple: if we think of radicalized people as having the self-motivation to do things against the government-whether it’s protests, attacks, or to bomb things-if more people become radicalized the actual leaders are less important in these kinds of antigovernment actions. Our theory suggests that leaders are less important in the actual production of antigovernment actions, so that the government is essentially forced to divert attention from the leaders and toward these other threats. The leaders intentionally take away from their own control.Why were conspiracies able to enter the American mainstream so pervasively? Trump was incredibly important in giving a megaphone to conspiracists who had been on the fringe beforehand until he became a political force and essentially weaponized a lot of those ideas. When Trump unleashed all these conspiracies on the public-many people didn’t know that they were really fringe ideas. One other reason they were able to spread so quickly is our so-called “media ecosystem.” We have media outlets like Fox News, OAN, and Newsmax who are perfectly willing to spout conspiracies. When it all started back in 2015, the mainstream media wasn’t ready to deal with this kind of weaponization. That’s why conspiracists were able to misuse the mainstream media to essentially launder their claims: the conspiracists would make a bunch of unfounded assertions and accusations, which the mainstream media would pick up in turn to report on. Part of the debunking, however, was retelling the untrue story. That way a lot of these conspiracy narratives ended up reaching a much larger audience.What role did the pandemic play in the spread of conspiracies and the radicalization of US citizens? Would this have happened without the pandemic? QAnon was around before the pandemic, and the radicalization campaigns of far-right groups were already under way beforehand. But it certainly accelerated these efforts and made them more effective. Because of the pandemic people were more isolated, which means they were talking to fewer people, and the echo chamber became narrower. That in turn, made people more susceptible to becoming radicalized. It’s very similar to how cults recruit people: they isolate them from their family and friends who are not involved in the cult. They keep new recruits in that echo chamber long enough until they’ve been able to radicalize them. The number of QAnon members and radicalized people through other far-right groups today would be much, much lower if the pandemic hadn’t forced us all to isolate in the way that it did. /University 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:air force, american, conspiracy, Donald Trump, Government, leadership, mainstream media, Michigan, presidency, President, production, Rochester, Trump, university, University of Michigan, University of Rochesterlast_img read more

C-TRAN to temporarily reduce Express service starting March 30

first_imgC-TRAN to temporarily reduce Express service starting March 30Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, March 27, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 Affected routes include Routes 105, 134, 157, 164, 177 and 199 VANCOUVER — Effective Mon., March 30, C-TRAN will make temporary service reductions to Express routes serving downtown Portland.Affected routes include Routes 105, 134, 157, 164, 177 and 199. The number of daily trips and buses on each route will be reduced, as will the frequency during the morning and afternoon commute times. Route 177 will be temporarily suspended.Effective Mon., March 30, C-TRAN will make temporary service reductions to Express routes serving downtown Portland. Photo by Mike SchultzEffective Mon., March 30, C-TRAN will make temporary service reductions to Express routes serving downtown Portland. Photo by Mike Schultz Route 190, which serves OHSU Hospital and other medical facilities on Marquam Hill, will not be impacted.The full modified Express schedule is available at www.c-tran.com/service-adjustments.The temporary changes come as C-TRAN and other transit agencies are experiencing shifts in ridership, which are expected to continue with mandatory stay-at-home orders now in place in Washington and Oregon. Many commuters are now working from home under the state orders.C-TRAN continues to operate for people making essential trips, including those who are traveling to work providing essential services. Other Local and Regional routes are running on regular schedules at this time.The health and safety of passengers and employees remains C-TRAN’s top priority. Most passengers are required to board through the rear door and to maintain appropriate distance among each other and the bus operator. The front door and priority seating area remain available for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.C-TRAN remains committed to providing a critical service for people to access critical needs. It is the agency’s intention to return to full service as soon as it’s appropriate and safe to do so. Thank you to everyone doing your part to help our community stay healthy and safe.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19Vancouvershare 0 Previous : Video calling and conferencing: A guide during unusual times Next : COVID-19 update: 28 new confirmed cases reported in Clark County, including one deathAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Before you leave town: Spring break reminders

first_img With spring break quickly approaching, please take a moment to review some reminders.On-campus residentsSpring break starts on Saturday, March 25, and ends on Sunday, April 2. The residence halls will remain open and students may stay in their own room during the break period. Some residence hall services will be limited and dining halls will be closed during the break period.If you are staying during the break:Check in with your community center to let them know that you will be staying through break.Keep your door locked, even when you just run down the hall.Do not prop open outside entrance doors or security doors.Be alert for strangers in the building, and call the police (911) and your community center if you are concerned).Check the duty board to see which RAs will be on-call.Keep your Buff OneCard on you at all times (RAs are instructed to lock unlocked doors).For more information visit the Housing and Dining Services website.If you are leaving for the break:Close and lock windows.Pull drapes or close blinds.Unplug electrical appliances except for refrigerators.Heat is set on low.Pick items up off the floor in case an emergency repair is needed.Turn out the lights.Take out trash/recycling.Lock the door.Parking over spring breakIf you paid for an academic year/spring permit you may still park your vehicle in the lot where your permit is valid. During the break, if you need to drive to campus, you may park your vehicle in the exterior paved lots of the RG Zone. Students parked in lot 406 will need to move their cars before break. Permit holders may park in any other area in the KIT Zone, or in lot 470. For other spring break parking questions, please call 303-735-PARK (7275).Construction reminderWhile the Baseline Road underpass near the Wolf Law building is beginning to take shape, pedestrians are reminded to steer clear of the construction site and cross Baseline either at Broadway or 27th Way until all work is complete and the underpass is opened.Traveling to DIAIf you’re planning to fly (home or vacation) over spring break, remember that your CU Student Bus Pass allows you to ride to and from Denver International Airport (DIA) for free. The skyRide bus (use route AB) departs hourly from CU—no reservations necessary. The closest bus departure point at CU is the 16th Street and Broadway bus stop (southbound side of Broadway). Two important tips to make it to the airport in time:Board the skyRide at least three hours before your DIA flight departure time.Check for potential weather or traffic issues that may delay transit times.Buff BusThe Buff Bus will be running on a limited schedule during break. Please check the Parking & Transportation page or Twitter (@CUBuffBus) for exact times.Libraries, The Rec and UMC open during breakUniversity Libraries, the Recreation Center and University Memorial Center are all open special hours during spring break. Please click through their respective links for details.University OfficesThe campus will be closed on Friday, March 31, for a university holiday.Off-campus residentsAsk a friend or neighbor to watch your property while you are away.If you live in a basement apartment, remember to remove items from the floor before you leave in case of extreme rainfall or potential leaks while you are away.Make sure all windows and doors are locked. Most intruders enter through unlocked doors and windows.Move expensive items like laptops away from windows where they may be visible.Do not post or leave messages that you and your roommates will be away from your house for the week.If you are staying, never tell someone you are home alone.It’s also important to find someone willing to clear snow off your property. Snow must be removed within 24 hours of a snow fall.Ask a friend to collect your mail and pick up newspapers and/or any trash in your yard.Don’t leave pets by themselves. Find someone to take care of them while you are away.If everyone in your unit will be leaving for break, consider putting lights on a timer to provide the appearance of the unit being occupied.Have a safe break!Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 22, 2017 last_img read more

Class of 2019: Adán Garcia

first_img Read more stories about the class of 2019 Everything you need to know for commencement Connect with fellow Forever BuffsThat image, Garcia said, distorts the sizes of countries, centering Europe while making it bigger than it should be in comparison to Africa, for instance. And, these maps have colonial roots.“We have these images that we take as a matter of fact and common sense,” he said.It’s this “Eurocentrism” that Garcia has dedicated much of his time at CU Boulder to unraveling.On May 9, he and Christel Benjamin will be the first two students at the university to graduate with a dual bachelor’s and master’s degree in ethnic studies and education. The five-year program spurs its students to think about how they can drive change in schools and communities.Garcia grew up in Longmont, Colorado, and had a public school education. But, he said, it wasn’t until he got to CU Boulder that he began to consider the living legacy of European colonialism in schooling and in what people consider to be valuable knowledge.“I’ve learned many of the ‘great male histories’ about European elites,” Garcia said. “It’s only recently that I’ve been able to be in dialogue with Latin American, Caribbean scholars and continental African scholars, for instance.”His outlook changed when he started reading other histories, such as those by writers like Maria Lugones, Ramón Grosfoguel and Sylvia Wynter.He also stresses that he built a lot of knowledge through his peers. He participated in the Multicultural Leadership Scholars program through the School of Education and the student organizations United Mexican American Students y Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (UMAS y MEXA).Garcia dedicated parts of his honor’s thesis to discussing Eurocentrism as it relates to universities and knowledge. He said that it’s crucial for youth to learn how the legacy of colonialism is presently impacting their thinking in sometimes subtle ways—such as with that Mercator map.It’s a goal he will take with him as he begins a doctorate program next year at the University of California, Davis. There, he’ll study how writing can be used as a tool to nourish solidarity and critical consciousness among young people from marginalized communities.“When teachers aren’t addressing the lived realities of their students, and using this as a jumping off point to learning and knowledge, where’s the value of it?” he said.Categories:Students in FocusCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 3, 2019 • By Daniel Strain Adán Garcia knows the power of maps. In this case, it’s the Mercator projection, the rectangular depiction of the globe that you might have hanging up on your wall.last_img read more

Santa Barbara Vintners Announces New Chief Executive Officer

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Pinterest AdvertisementWine Association Taps Renowned Nonprofit Executive with 25 Years of Experience Innovating OrganizationsSANTA BARBARA, CA (Nov. 29, 2017) – The Santa Barbara Vintners (SBV) — a nonprofit 501 (c) 6 organization, which supports and promotes the area as a world-class wine region — announced their new Chief Executive Officer today. After a national search, the SBV Board selected nonprofit expert Alison Laslett to take the helm.Laslett, who boasts 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, starts her new position today (Nov. 29). She will lead the SBV in strategic planning, events promotion and community outreach as governed by a nine-person Board of Directors.“We are thrilled to welcome Alison to Santa Barbara County,” said Matt Murphy, SBV Board President and owner of Presqu’ile Winery. “Her extensive experience as a consensus builder, innovator and leadership expert in the nonprofit arena will serve our industry and community well.”Prior to joining SBV, Laslett ran Represent Consulting, which offered leadership coaching services to companies, nonprofits, boards, high-potential employees and executives, for nearly three years. From 2013-2015, she was a key leader at Parent Revolution, a $5 million nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform public education. Prior to that role, she oversaw or held leadership positions at a variety of nonprofits for 15 years, from education advocacy groups to community service agencies. She worked with nationally renowned funders such as the Gates Foundation, the Broad Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. As a Chief Operating Officer, she offered business management and operational leadership, focusing on systems management, financial review and team-building.“I have been captivated since my first interview with the Board,” said Laslett. “The people are tremendous. They’re authentic and driven, and obviously what makes this industry thrive. Between the stunning beauty of this land and the magnetism of these winemakers, Santa Barbara Wine Country has it all. We’re going to share that with the world.”About Santa Barbara VintnersThe Santa Barbara Vintners (Santa Barbara Vintners Association) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 6 organization founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a world-class, authentic wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Association includes winery members whose annual production is at least 75% Santa Barbara County (or sub-AVA) labeled, winery associates, vineyards, vineyard management companies, hospitality, and industry associate members. The Association produces festivals and wine country weekends; educational seminars and tastings; provides information to consumers, trade, and media; and advocates for the Santa Barbara County wine and grape industry.Advertisement Share Home Industry News Releases Santa Barbara Vintners Announces New Chief Executive OfficerIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessSanta Barbara Vintners Announces New Chief Executive OfficerBy Editor – November 29, 2017 113 0 Email TAGSAlison LaslettpeopleSanta Barbara Vintners Previous articleDewar’s Announces Mixologist Gareth Howells as New North American Brand AmbassadorNext articleThe Business of Oregon Wine Featured at 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Editor Facebook ReddItlast_img read more

PD Hinduja Hospital organises activity to celebrate World Environment Day

first_img Comments (0) Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on June 5, 2019 News Joy ChakrabortyPD Hinduja Hospital & MRCWorld Environment Day Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Children paint walls outside the hospital depicting the ardent need to protect environmentOn the occasion of World Environment Day PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC organised a unique activity to create awareness on pollution and its harmful impact. Based on this year’s theme of ‘Air Pollution’, the hospital brought together children to educate citizens on its effect. Children between ages of 5 and 12 years painted the walls outside the hospital depicting the ardent need to protect the environment. The paintings ranged from depicting scenes of ‘saving trees’ to ‘save water’ and ‘control pollution’.Rendering his support towards this cause, Joy Chakraborty, COO, PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “Environment plays a significant role in the health of the public. The declining condition of the natural environment is beginning to affect the health of populations in many parts of the world. It’s time we all become mindful and sensitive towards the natural environment in our daily life. Children are beacons of tomorrow and their inspirational paintings serve to make the citizens more environment conscious while encouraging them to take active steps towards creating a healthy planet.”Keywords: World Environment Day, PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC, Joy Chakraborty MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 PD Hinduja Hospital organises activity to celebrate World Environment Day Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Commentlast_img read more