On the Serenity, keeping alert for an icy voyage ahead

first_imgArctic | North Slope | Oceans | Tourism | TransportationOn the Serenity, keeping alert for an icy voyage aheadAugust 24, 2016 by Lauren Frost, KNOM-Nome Share:The luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived off the coast of Nome on Sunday. (Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)A view of Nome from the deck of the Crystal Serenity.(Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)The pool on the top deck of the Crystal Serenity.(Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)The interior of the Connoisseur Club on board the Crystal Serenity. (Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)The Crystal Serenity’s onboard spa. (Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)Prego, an Italian restaurant on board the Crystal Serenity. (Photo by Lauren Frost/KNOM)12345678 read more

Man allegedly went on vehicle theft spree, Wrangell police say

first_imgPublic Safety | SoutheastMan allegedly went on vehicle theft spree, Wrangell police sayJune 9, 2017 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:A man police say stole and abandoned about eight vehicles in the past week left this truck high-centered on a large log. Another vehicle was burned. (Photo courtesy Wrangell Police Department)Wrangell police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly stole and damaged at least eight cars and trucks during the past week.Police Chief Doug McCloskey said the man won’t be named until he’s formally charged. That could happen Friday.McCloskey doesn’t have a cost estimate yet, but said it will be a significant amount because of the extent of the damage.“Everything from just running out of gas to burned. Some of them were wrecked and stuck in the ditch,” he said. “One was up on a log, a 3-foot log. He was just very, very, very tough on the vehicles.”Some alcohol was involved, McCloskey said, but he’s not sure whether it was a contributing factor.Multiple charges will be filed, McCloskey said.“Some of them will actually be felony theft and some of them would actually be more of the criminal trespass end of the joy riding,” he said.The first thefts happened over the weekend and continued through Wednesday night. McCloskey said the alleged thief was not arrested at the scene of the latest crash.Nothing like this has happened in Wrangell for at least 25 years, the police chief said.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Flexport claims its data advantage can provide ‘opportunity in chaos’

first_img Flexport claims it has won business during the tariff war and Covid-19 crisis by making better use of data than larger rivals.“We like to say there’s opportunity in chaos,” said Sanne Manders, the forwarder’s chief operating officer, “because when there’s chaos your competitors are paralysed.“They are larger, bureaucratic organisations, not typically built on modern technology, and they don’t have all the data at their fingertips. So they have to start redesigning their business, and it just takes much longer.“For us, it is like flipping a switch and we’re in the new normal.”As an example, Mr Manders highlighted the tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China.“When it went from a Tweet to a tariff, as policy is implemented these days, we were able to engage with our clients within hours,” he said at the Alcott Global Virtual Supply Chain Summit yesterday. “We let them understand what the consequences were for their portfolio of products.“But we heard from our clients that it took our competition days [to do the same], or they never reached out because it’s just too much data structuring, too much work to get it right, and that has translated to a lot of customer acquisition for us.”Furthermore, during the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent capacity crunch out of China, Mr Manders claimed Flexport’s use of data and ability to provide more reliable bookings brought rewards when space was tight.“On the ocean side, we’ve always spent a lot of time on allocation management, and predicting and booking reliably with the carrier,” he explained. “It’s pretty common to book 130% and you cancel 30%, so it’s very hard for carriers to manage in that world.“When there’s a lot of overcapacity, it’s not an issue. But when there’s peak season, or an artificial peak as we’re seeing right now, suddenly allocation management becomes extremely important.”Indeed, the large swathes of blank sailings this year has made rollovers rampant, with shippers claiming they’ve been “forced” into paying no-roll premiums to secure scheduled space.The situation has again brought the container shipping reliability debate to the fore, with Drewry claiming this week shipping lines are prioritising high-paying spot cargo, while providing less flexibility in capacity availability.“In our opinion, carriers are currently more focused on cost/capacity reductions, on raising state-backed loans and on self-preservation than on providing a reliable service,” Drewry said. By Sam Whelan 17/07/2020last_img read more

Laois woman named director of International Wine Centre

first_img GAA A Laois woman has been announced as the new director of the International Wine Cente.Rosenallis native Mary Gorman-McAdams has been appointed by President Mary Ewing-Mulligan.The International Wine Center (IWC) opened its doors in New York City in 1982. Through a variety of courses, wine-tasting programs and seminars, IWC has helped many thousands of wine professionals and wine lovers increase their wine knowledge.IWC’s offices and classrooms are situated in Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.Mary succeeds Linda Lawry who held that role for 18 years; Lawry retired in May of last year.President Ewing-Mulligan said: “Mary [Gorman-McAdams] has been a special part of the IWC family for twenty years, initially in a staff position and more recently as a valued instructor.“All of us at IWC are tremendously excited about the energy and expertise she will bring to the school in her new capacity.“Her involvement will propel International Wine Center from its current strength as a one of the country’s most respected wine and spirits schools to even greater heights. And, on a personal level, I am more than thrilled at the prospect of working side-by-side with her.”As Director, Gorman-McAdams will play a key leadership role in the organization, with responsibilities ranging from oversight of IWC’s academic programs — including content, student support initiatives, and instructor support and training — to business growth and general management.She will also focus on optimizing the learning experience for students.Her specialties are Bordeaux wines and Champagne and sparkling wines.Mary Gorman-McAdams: “International Wine Center has long been the standard in professional wine education, notably WSET, in New York and even across the US.“I am excited to be part of its ongoing success and to work with such a great team, especially Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, who has long been a mentor, an inspiration and a great friend.”Based in New York, Gorman-McAdams is also a wine consultant, educator and wine judge. Most recently, she worked as the Bordeaux Wine Council’s market advisor for North America, where she led its marketing and education programs focused on growing the North American Market for Bordeaux wines.She successfully completed the WSET Diploma at International Wine Center back in June 2003 and earned her Master of Wine credential in 2011.During the course of her MW studies Gorman-McAdams was awarded both the Trinity Champagne Scholarship and the Constellation Brands scholarships.In the MW Exam, she won the Errazuriz trophy for the top performance on the subject of the Business of Wine.From 2012 to 2014, Gorman-McAdams served on the board of the Society of Wine Educators and is still a regular speaker at its annual conference.She is a founding advisory board member of the SommCon Wine Conference and Winebow’s annual Women in Wine Leadership Symposium.Gorman-McAdams holds a BA (Honors) in Languages and International Marketing from Dublin City University, and an MBS in International Marketing (First Class Honors) from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business (University College Dublin), where she was awarded both the Dean’s List Award & the Sir Charles Harvey Award for academic excellence in post-graduate studies.Before her involvement in the wine industry she spent 15 years as an international business and marketing specialist in the tech industry in Europe.When not talking or teaching about wine, she can be found on the sidelines of the soccer field with her husband Joe cheering on their son Luca.SEE ALSO – Laois woman and prized pet all set for the world’s largest dog show GAA Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Home News Laois woman named director of International Wine Centre News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSInternational Wine CentreMary Gorman McAdams Pinterest GAA By Alan Hartnett – 14th March 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook Previous articleWATCH: Laois players to the fore as Abu Dhabi win three Middle East championshipsNext articleJOB VACANCIES: Two full-time positions going in The Rainbow Castle creche in Portlaoise 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 Laois woman named director of International Wine Centre Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

FSB to evaluate post-financial crisis reforms

first_imgJames Langton Keywords Financial crisisCompanies Financial Stability Board Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news In particular, it aims to undertake an evaluation of the reforms impact on financial intermediation, along with other international standards setters. It is also reviewing the incentives for central clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, an initiative that will conclude in late 2018. The FSB is also monitoring new and emerging risks, including cybersecurity, misconduct risks, and market-based finance, among other things. The board has also asked Mark Carney, FSB chairman, to stay on in his role for another year. His term is slated to finish on Nov. 4. Carney has been asked to remain as chair until Dec. 1, 2018. Separately, the FSB announced the appointment of Dietrich Domanski as its new secretary general for a five-year term, starting in January 2018. Domanski is currently deputy head of the monetary and economic department and head of economic analysis at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). “Too big to fail” reforms have succeeded, FSB findscenter_img With the post financial crisis reform agenda close to complete, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), is turning its sights on reviewing the impact of those reforms. The FSB Plenary met in Berlin on Friday to review its work plan for 2017 and 2018. Following the meeting, it issued a statement indicating that its work co-ordinating the international post-crisis policy agenda is almost complete, and that it will now be evaluating the effects of these efforts. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter CSA delays margin requirements for OTC derivatives OSFI seeks to finalize Basel III reformslast_img read more

Bartlett Predicts Increase in Tourism Earnings

first_imgBartlett Predicts Increase in Tourism Earnings TourismDecember 8, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has said that tourism earnings for this year could eclipse 2008 figures, despite the global economic recession.Last year, the country earned approximately US$1.6 billion from tourism and Mr. Bartlett is predicting that revenue for this year could total US$2 billion.“Our earnings were trending down earlier this year, largely due to the need to discount, given the worldwide economic downturn, but we have now caught up and we can expect by year-end that we might even show a small growth over last year in our earnings,” he stated.Mr. Bartlett was speaking at the opening of a Tourism Awareness Week exhibition yesterday (December 7) at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Avenue.Visitor arrivals, he said, is also expected to increase, with the numbers already surpassing last year’s by four per cent, and is expected to reach five per cent by year-end.St. Hugh’s High School students (L-R), Sashel Bennett, Tracy-Ann Manyan and Christ-Ann Dillon, view a section of the exhibit mounted at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library by the Ministry of Tourism as part of Tourism Awareness Week activities. The exhibition, which opened yesterday (December 7) is being staged under the theme: ‘Tourism: Providing Opportunities for all Jamaicans’.Tourism Awareness Week is being observed from December 6 to 12, with this year’s activities focussed on the significance of tourism and why it should matter to all Jamaicans.Mr. Bartlett told Tourism Action Club members from several schools in the Corporate Area, who attended the exhibition opening that they are the future of the industry and he proposed the introduction of tourism as a stand-alone subject at the secondary school level.“We have to sensitise our young people at the earliest time possible about how an appreciation of tourism fits in with the civics studies that they are exposed to in school,” he said.The theme of the exhibition is ‘Tourism: Providing Opportunities for all Jamaicans’ and features displays dealing with the various aspects of tourism and the related job opportunities. There is also an audiovisual presentation as part of the display.The exhibition will remain at the library for one week before being moved to various libraries across Jamaica starting with the Portland Parish Library. RelatedBartlett Predicts Increase in Tourism Earnings RelatedBartlett Predicts Increase in Tourism Earningscenter_img RelatedBartlett Predicts Increase in Tourism Earnings Advertisementslast_img read more

VIDEOS: Local World War II veterans share their experiences

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Furloughed Vancouver Public Schools employees feeling the strain Next : Lawsuit alleges Clark County Jail failed to provide inmate gluten-free dietAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Part 2 • Harry GenerauxA Vancouver native, now 97, shares his experiences fighting overseas in World War II. Read the full story here. VIDEOS: Local World War II veterans share their experiencesPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, November 11, 2020in: Newsshare 0 This past week, in honor of Veterans Day, our team created a three-part series interviewing local WWII Veterans. We invite you to listen their stories.Part 1 • Stanley ColemanIn part one of our series with local World War II veterans sharing their stories, Stan Coleman recounts his brief stint as a Navy radio operator in the waning days of World War II. Read the full story here.center_img Part 3 • Edgar HaleyIn the final part of our World War II veteran interview series, we hear from Edgar Haley, a former Navy fighter pilot. Read the full story here.last_img read more

State Rep. Gil Romero To Speak At CU Law School

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 23, 1997 State Representative and CU alumnus Gil Romero (D-Pueblo) will discuss “Politics and Public Service” at the University of Colorado School of Law Dec. 3. The one-hour “brown bag” session, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in Room 103 of the Fleming Law Building. The event is sponsored by the dean’s office. A member of the Colorado House of Representatives since 1984, Romero serves on the Legislative Joint Budget Committee, the House Appropriations Committee and the state Community Corrections Advisory Council. He recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Romero was named Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the Social Reform Committee and the University of Colorado at Denver in 1992, and he received a certificate of appreciation for service to the Hispanic community from the Hispanic League the same year. He also was named Outstanding State Elected Official by the organization Hope Alive in 1989. Romero received his bachelor’s degree in political science from CU in 1975 and his juris doctor from CU’s law school in 1979. He received a master’s of public affairs from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1989. Before going into private law practice, Romero worked as a staff attorney at Pueblo County Legal Services, as a state public defender and as chief deputy district attorney in the consumer fraud and juvenile sections of the Pueblo District Attorney’s Office.last_img read more

CU begins implementation of new Title IX rules

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: July 27, 2020 The U.S. Department of Education recently issued new guidelines for how universities and K-12 schools will investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct allegations beginning Aug. 14.To ensure students, faculty and staff are aware of the new rules and how they will work in practice, Title IX coordinators for all four campuses in the CU system have begun meeting with stakeholder groups to explain what has changed with Title IX, what will remain the same, and how the campuses can continue to address sexual misconduct with strong university policies that complement the new Title IX rules.Title IX changes in a nutshellCU Boulder, other universities and K-12 schools across the country must implement new Title IX rules related to the investigation and adjudication of sexual misconduct cases. The new rules take effect on Aug. 14. To meet that deadline, all students, faculty and staff must complete online training about university policies and effective bystander intervention training. This training also fulfills one of the chancellor’s eight actions to enable change to create a more inclusive campus environment:Incoming students must complete online community equity and effective bystander intervention training that launched July 15. The training includes the new sexual misconduct policy and guidelines.Returning students, graduate students, and all CU employees will be required to complete similar training through a course that will be available in August.What is Title IX?Enacted in 1972, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational settings that receive federal funds. This year, the U.S. Department of Education announced rule changes to the pioneering law regarding the adjudication of sexual misconduct cases on college campuses and in K-12 schools. The new regulations apply to the entire CU system of four campuses and have led to updates to the systemwide Sexual Misconduct Policy.Got Questions or Feedback?If you have questions or would like to provide feedback about the Title IX revisions, please contact OIEC.Valerie Simons, associate vice chancellor and Title IX coordinator for CU Boulder’s Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC), is leading the systemwide implementation of the new rules issued on May 6. This effort is in addition to the work of a statewide committee she chairs that is providing recommendations to all of Colorado’s institutions of higher education required to update their policies under the new rules.“We want students, faculty and staff to know that we are working to ensure a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all who come to our campuses to pursue their academic and career goals,” Simons said. “The only way to do that is by upholding strong policies, procedures and practices to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.”Commitment to Equity and FairnessSimons said OIEC and partner offices on other CU campuses are committed to providing equity and fairness during resolutions in sexual misconduct cases, to complying with new and existing applicable federal and state laws, and to creating processes that campus communities can understand and access.She said CU’s sexual misconduct policy, which has been updated to include the new guidance, would continue to include full investigation of sexual misconduct allegations; on- and off-campus jurisdiction; the provision of supportive measures and services to parties; mandatory reporting by responsible employees; and procedural protections for all parties during formal investigations.The federal government’s new regulations narrow sexual misconduct definitions under Title IX, specify jurisdiction for such cases, and prescribe grievance procedures and staff roles for adjudications. However, the regulations do not restrict universities from additionally addressing sexual misconduct outside the purview of Title IX, which CU will continue to do, Simons said.Mandated federal changes also include definitions and terminology about what is considered prohibited conduct; the separation of roles between decision-makers and sexual misconduct investigators; and the inclusion of live, cross-examination hearings that provide cost-free advisers if needed.Since fall 2018, when federal education officials issued proposed changes to Title IX rules, the CU system’s Title IX Committee has been analyzing them and working to establish a model for scenarios that are consistent with university policies and applicable laws. Committee members include Title IX, human resources and university counsel staff.Simons and OIEC have also met regularly with campus partners to review proposed policies and process, including the Office of Victim Assistance, Student Legal Services, the CU Police Department, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Faculty Staff Assistance Program, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Athletics and student, faculty and staff governance groups.Mandatory TrainingsNo later than Aug. 14, universities and K-12 schools across the country will be required to implement the federal rule changes and provide appropriate trainings to all students, faculty, and staff.To meet that deadline, all incoming CU Boulder students must complete online community equity and effective bystander intervention training that launched July 15 and includes new sexual misconduct policy and guidelines. Returning undergraduate students, new and returning graduate students, and all faculty and staff will be required to complete a similar training that will become available in August.In addition to meeting Title IX requirements, this training will fulfill the mandatory bystander intervention training listed in the chancellor’s eight immediate actions for change to build a more inclusive campus environment.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Blendfest on the Coast Showcases Paso Robles Wines in Cambria and…

first_imgShare Pinterest TAGSPaso Robles Wine Country Alliance Email Facebook Twitter AdvertisementEvent Weekend Features Four-Days to Experience the Wines of Paso Robles, Tickets Now On Sale JANUARY 9, 2020 (Paso Robles, CA) – The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), in conjunction with Visit Cambria, Visit San Simeon, and the California Highway 1 Discovery Route announce the return of BlendFest on the Coast. Set for February 20-23, 2020, this fifth installment of BlendFest on the Coast will showcase the wines of 40 Paso Robles wineries at a new location, Oceanpoint Ranch in Cambria. This limited audience event has been in high demand in previous years, so wine enthusiasts are encouraged to book their accommodations and tickets early to avoid missing out. 2020 BlendFest on the Coast has expanded to offer new opportunities to taste the blended wines of Paso Robles throughout the four-days at one-of-a-kind venues and activities, including winemaker dinners, coastal excursions, blending seminar, and the Sunset Grand Tasting. Ticket information can be found at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.Winemaker DinnersFestivities for BlendFest on the Coast weekend kick-off with winemaker dinners on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21. Beginning Thursday, February 20 Oceanpoint Ranch hosts a dinner with five Paso Robles wineries with a tasting menu by their Executive Chef Adam Measurall. Then on Friday, February 21, Cambria restaurant Indigo Moon showcases the wines of seven Paso Robles winemakers paired with a special menu of their modern American cuisine. Also, on Friday, February 21, Hearst Ranch Winery will pair their wines with the cuisine of Chef Santos MacDonal of The Truck at one of the most unique locations along the coast. Prices vary at $110-$120 for the dinners and tickets can be purchased at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.Sunset Grand TastingOn Saturday, February 22, BlendFest on the Coast will feature the Sunset Grand Tasting (3-6 p.m.). This outdoor tasting brings together 40 different wineries, pouring up to 90 wines and accompanied by small bites from the Oceanpoint Ranch Canteen. Big Sirs of Swing will provide the soundtrack as guest sip and savor on the Sundance Lawn of Oceanpoint Ranch, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Tickets for the Sunset Grand Tasting begin at $45 for the early bird general admission ticket, up to $70 for the VIP ticket. Early bird pricing ends on January 10, 2020. A complete list of ticket levels are detailed on www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.Blending SeminarBlending Seminar by the Coast takes place on Saturday, February 22 (11 a.m.- 1 p.m.) at Cavalier Oceanfront Resort in San Simeon. This seminar invites wine enthusiasts to try their hand at making the perfect blend with three of Paso’s finest winemakers. Guests will learn the philosophy of blending and then compete for the best blend. Lunch follows with the winemakers and their finished wines. A seat for Blending Seminar by the Coast is $50 per person and can be purchased at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.Coastal ExcursionsNew for 2020, these excursions combine wine enthusiasts’ love of the outdoors, art, history, and education into three experiences over two-days. Beginning Friday, February 21, art and history buffs can visit the Piedras Blancas Light Station in San Simeon for a guided tour followed by a paint and sip with Art Social 805. On Saturday, February 22, Derby Wine Estates hosts an unmatched tasting experience at one of the most unique and picturesque coastal vineyards in California. Guests enjoy an educational vineyard experience while sipping wines from the Derbyshire Vineyard in San Simeon. Also, on Saturday, February 22, outdoorsy types are invited to join Hearst Ranch Winery for a guided hike out to San Simeon Point. Learn about the background and ecosystem of this historic trail, then return to the Hearst Ranch Winery tasting room to taste their award-winning wines. Tickets for all Coastal Excursions range from $30-$50 and can be purchased at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.More information and tickets for all events can be found on www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast. Early bird discounting for the Sunset Grand Tasting ends on January 10, 2020. The Sunset Grand Tasting is an outdoor tasting.ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCEThe Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is the official trade and marketing organization that represents wineries, growers, and businesses in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country encompasses more than 40,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com. FaceBook- @PasoRoblesWine, Instagram- @Pasowine, #pasowine.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Blendfest on the Coast Showcases Paso Robles Wines in Cambria and San…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessBlendfest on the Coast Showcases Paso Robles Wines in Cambria and San SimeonBy Press Release – January 9, 2020 174 0 ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleAVA Update: What Makes Wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands Distinctive?Next article96 Points Wine: A New Premium Wine Brand that Lampoons Wine Ratings Initial Release Spotlights a $16.99 Cabernet Sauvignon Press Releaselast_img read more