Bottle Portraits Offers Artistic Wine Photography for Marketing, Editorial, and Decor…

first_imgEmail Linkedin Facebook Share Home Industry News Releases Bottle Portraits Offers Artistic Wine Photography for Marketing, Editorial, and Decor UsesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBottle Portraits Offers Artistic Wine Photography for Marketing, Editorial, and Decor UsesBy Press Release – February 6, 2017 33 0 Previous articlePiper-Heidsieck Presents the Perfect Champagne Cocktail for Oscar NightNext articleSonoma International Film Festival Wine and Food Announcements Press Release AdvertisementElizabeth & Olof Carmel, owners of The Carmel Gallery of Fine Art Photography in downtown Calistoga, are now offering “Artistic Wine Bottle Photography” to the wine industry and wine collectors. Their location in the heart of Napa Valley provides easy access to the Sonoma and Napa wine industries.They photograph individual or groupings of wine bottles for marketing / advertising purposes, and also create fine art prints of the wine bottle “portraits” they take. These fine are prints are a wonderful way to provide ambiance to a home or tasting room, create special gifts for wine club members, or to provide prints to sell in winery gift shops.They operate their fully equipped Calistoga studio with Broncolor strobes and Hasselblad medium format cameras, and are also available for on location photo shoots. They also offer vineyard photography and aerial drone photography and video services.Please contact Elizabeth Carmel to discuss your project, by phone at The Carmel Gallery at 707-942-0557 or via email at [email protected] More information is available on their website at www.BottlePortraits.com.Advertisement Pinterest ReddIt TAGSBottle Portraits Twitterlast_img read more

Boys Show Off Musical Prowess at Choir Festival

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedStudents Attend Fulbright Session FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of boys from more than 30 primary schools in St. James, on Tuesday, May 28, showcased their musical and vocal talents as the Ministry of Education staged the 4th annual Boys’ Choir Festival, at the Bethel Primary and Junior High School in Hopewell, Hanover.The event was held under the theme: ‘Empowering our boys through music’ and comprised solo, duet, trio, small and large group pieces in the categories of gospel, folk and reggae.Addressing the opening ceremony of the festival, Regional Director in the Ministry of Education’s Region 4, Hillary Foster, said music and singing contribute to the personal, social, mental, and physical development of the child and should be promoted in all schools.“As educators, we know that children derive great joy and satisfaction from singing and this activity cheers the spirit and lightens the heart. It causes the mind to focus and it also causes the body to relax,” she said.She noted that the festival focuses on boys “as we want to boost their image”.Coordinator of the event, Yerma Haughton, told JIS News that she was pleased with the quality of the presentations.She said she is looking forward to taking the festival across the education region, which also entails Westmoreland and Trelawny.“I am hoping that we can further develop the talents that were on display here today. We will endeavour to work with the teachers and principals so that they can further highlight and focus on the boys in other settings outside of the schools, such as at church, festivals and talent shows,” Mrs Haughton said.Stating that boys “are often left behind”, she expressed the hope that with encouragement and guidance, they will begin to “push ahead and take their rightful positions in life, as they have it in them”.Contact: Glenis A. Rose RelatedFranklin Town Residents Spruce Up Primary Schoolcenter_img RelatedStudents Sit Exam While School Gets Facelift Boys Show Off Musical Prowess at Choir Festival EducationMay 30, 2013Written by: Glenis A. Roselast_img read more

News / National Air Cargo claims United Airlines was offered $145m military contract unlawfully

first_img© Rebius By Alex Lennane 31/03/2016 US military contracts may be dwindling, but they remain highly competitive and there is still money to be made.A bizarre court battle between National Air Cargo and the US government is questioning why United Airlines was awarded a multimodal TRANSCOM logistics contract, in what the freighter operator has called “an abuse of discretion”.On Tuesday, National Air Cargo – also contracted for the deal – urged the court to grant an injunction or restraining order to force disclosure of the procurement decision information.The Request For Proposal (RFP) for the contracts, worth up to $296m, was published in February last year, and involved “a full range of international commercial transportation services to move cargo on behalf of DoD [Department of Defense] and the US government”.The RFP anticipated the award of approximately four indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts, based on performance and price. The brief suggests much of the work would involve shipments between Afghanistan or the Middle East, and the US.The contracts were initially awarded in June last year to five specialist logistics companies: ro-ro carrier Farrell Lines; Liberty Global Logistics, a heavy equipment transporter; container shipping line APL; Kalitta Air; and National Air Cargo.But in July, belly carrier United was added to the list, for contracts worth up to $145m, by the Illinois-based contracting office.TRANSCOM had said it reserved the right to reopen the competition if there was a shortfall in requirements, or if it was in is own best interests, with any additional evaluation to be based on specialised criteria including past performance. It also said it would give notice of its intention to reopen the contract awards.National claims TRANSCOM gave no notice, there was no “shortfall” and, as United had ‘no past performance’, the addition of a new contractor was “improper”. It filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office – which was dismissed.Not content with that decision, the all-cargo airline next protested at the Court of Federal Claims in October – and its complaint was dismissed in November. The court argued that National had not proved it would be directly affected, or lose business.National is now arguing that “UAL has no experience with international commercial multimodal transportation of cargo”and that the contract award was “unreasonable and inconsistent” and “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law”.Some of the requirements in the contract do appear to be less suited to a carrier predominantly concerned with the transport of passengers and with no freighters – in particular the consistent mention of Afghanistan and various administrative requests.United is requesting it be allowed to intervene in the court case, and noted its “strong interest in preserving and protecting its proprietary information”.last_img read more

Ambulance Driver Didn’t Report Convictions

first_imgTammy Renee Brewer also violated state law when she failed to notify the state Board of Emergency Medical Services of her January 2007 misdemeanor conviction for theft by deception in connection with the insufficient-funds checks, according to Charles O’Neal, the board’s executive director. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville Metro ambulance driver involved in an accident that killed a passenger last April has committed two traffic offenses and pleaded guilty to passing bad checks since being hired by Louisville Metro government in June 2006. Click here to read full story.last_img read more

News Scan for Jun 16, 2015

first_imgAvian flu hits again in Iowa and NebraskaIowa ended an 8-day quiet spell today with the report of a new avian influenza outbreak on a chicken farm, while Nebraska reported that the virus was found on a farm that was already being depopulated because of outbreaks at neighboring farms.The Iowa outbreak involves an egg farm with an estimated 1 million birds in Wright County, in the north-central part of the state, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) reported. It is the county’s sixth outbreak, and the state’s first since Jun 8.Initial testing showed the presence of an H5 virus in the flock, the IDALS said. Confirmatory test results from the US Department of Agriculture’s national veterinary lab in Ames, Iowa, are awaited.Also, the IDALS said depopulation of flocks has been completed at all 76 of the previous outbreak sites, which housed 32.7 million birds total. That includes 35 turkey farms with 1.14 million birds, 35 egg and pullet farms with 31.56 million, and six backyard poultry flocks with 4,679.Meanwhile, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) said today that avian flu has now been confirmed on a Dixon County farm where a flock of 200,000 pullets was already being depopulated because of outbreaks at several neighboring farms.Four other farms in the county are under the same ownership, and three of those have had avian flu outbreaks, the NDA noted. The virus has not been found on the fourth one, but the owner decided to depopulate it as a precaution.One other Nebraska county, Knox, has a farm that is under quarantine because of a presumptive positive test close to 3 weeks ago, but further tests still have not confirmed the finding, the NDA said today. Plans call for lifting the quarantine after 21 days of negative test results. Dixon and Knox counties are both in northeastern Nebraska.Jun 16 IDALS press release Jun 16 NDA weekly update Southern Hemisphere flu levels on the riseFlu activity at the start of the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season is low but is increasing in most reporting countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday in its latest global flu update.Flu is above the seasonal threshold in Australia, detection rates are increasing steeply in South Africa, and flu is at expected seasonal levels in South America’s temperate countries, the agency said. Influenza A strains are predominant in South Africa, with all three strains circulating in Australia.Other parts of the world seeing recent flu activity upticks include Guatemala, Vietnam, and Singapore, according to the WHO. Flu activity is decreasing in many parts of the world and is at interseasonal levels in North America.At the global level, 51% of recently subtyped viruses have been influenza B. Of the influenza A viruses, 77.1% were the H3N2 subtype and 22.9% were the 2009 H1N1 virus.Jun 15 WHO global flu update Study: Rates of flu higher in younger pigsInfluenza viruses are found in about 8% of nasal samples taken from farm pigs, but the rate is markedly higher in the youngest pigs in a herd, University of Minnesota researchers reported yesterday in PLoS One.The team visited five breeding herds in the Midwest, taking nasal swabs monthly for a year. At each visit they collected 30 swabs from each of three groups: (1) replacement females that had lived on the farm for less than 4 weeks (new gilts), (2) replacement females on the farm for more than 4 weeks (gilts), and (3) pigs less than 21 days old (piglets). They collected 4,190 swabs from 141 groups of pigs by study’s end.At least one sample tested positive for influenza A in 28 (20%) of the sampled groups using polymerase chain reaction testing. Overall, 324 (7.7%) of nasal swabs tested positive. The odds of testing positive for new gilts, however, were 7.9 times higher than for gilts, and for piglets the odds were 4.4 times higher than for gilts.The authors conclude, “Based on these findings, we recommend that IAV control strategies be aimed at preventing infection before gilts are introduced into the farm, and in pigs prior to weaning.”Jun 15 PLoS One studylast_img read more

Airgas unveils new compact manifolds and regulators at PITTCON 2012

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Florida AD heads home, McElwain still in Colorado

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Athletic director Jeremy Foley is headed back to Florida. Colorado State’s Jim McElwain might be right behind him.Foley left Fort Collins on Wednesday after nearly a day of negotiating with McElwain, and both schools were mum about any decisions regarding Florida’s opening head-coaching position.The Gators released an ambiguous statement saying, “We’ve had very productive conversations with Coach McElwain and his wife Karen and those continue.”Foley and several key staff members boarded a charter plane and returned to Gainesville. McElwain and his wife stayed behind. Florida even posted a picture of the cockpit on Twitter, having some fun after the plane was tracked across the country Tuesday and Wednesday.It could be that McElwain wanted to tell his assistants and his players that he was leaving before the Gators announced the hiring. Another charter plane left Fort Collins shortly after Foley’s and headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where McElwain’s two youngest children are attending college. It’s unclear if that plane was picking them up and carrying them to Gainesville.Foley is looking to replace Will Muschamp, who was fired Nov. 16.McElwain emerged as the top target, but the $7.5 million buyout in his contract could be a sticking point. Florida is hoping to negotiate a lower settlement with the Gators on the hook for about $8 million to pay off Muschamp and his staff.Foley has said little publicly about the search since outlining several requirements for Muschamp’s replacement. He wanted his next coach had to have high integrity, character and needed to be a fit at Florida.The 52-year-old McElwain was born in Montana and spent much of his coaching career out west. But he also has NFL experience, Southeastern Conference ties and a track record of success on the offensive side of the ball.McElwain is finishing his third season at Colorado State. He led the Rams to a 10-2 record and was named the Mountain West Conference’s coach of the year Tuesday.His offense ranks 13th nationally, averaging 498 yards a game.McElwain took over a program that went 3-9 for three consecutive seasons (2009-11), but has enjoyed a quick turnaround since his arrival. The Rams went 4-8 in 2012 and 8-6 last year before this season’s breakthrough performance. They have wins against rival Colorado and Boston College in 2014.last_img read more

Hollywood actor teams up with locals in Grenada for charity run

first_imgDr. Karen Lawson, founder of reachwithin.org said, “I am thrilled and humbled that Brandon would take time out of his busy schedule to both support and take part in our campaign.  Its great when Grenadians in the diaspora, and those with Grenadian roots, give back to the island although Brandon is doing so much more. Our dream is for A Run For Grenada to become an established, annual event and with Brandon’s support maybe it can happen.” Canadian actor, Brandon Jay McLaren, who plays Dale Jakes in USA Network hit show ‘Graceland’, has thrown his full support behind a reachwithin.org crowdfunding campaign called A Run For Grenada which is raising funds to support children living in care homes across the island.Brandon, whose father is from the Caribbean island of Grenada and mother is from Trinidad, was so enthused by the A Run For Grenada pre-campaign promotion he chose to do more than just donate. He is now a proud member of a team that will run over 20 miles, from the Islands capital St George’s to the town of Sauteurs, on Sunday, 1 November 2015. “The older I get the more important Grenada is to me,” says Brandon. “My grandmother passed last year, and going back to Grenada for the service really had an impact. Knowing where you come from, history, lineage, tradition; these are all themes that have been central to the human experience for centuries and, for me, Grenada is at the center of those themes.”“The campaign, A Run For Grenada, ticks three boxes for me,” continues Brandon. “I love to give back, I love to run and I love Grenada. I back this campaign because children are our future and they deserve the best start in life. At first I was going to just donate but then I decided to do a bit more. Before I knew it, and after a quick exchange with the campaign organisers, I had booked my flight to Grenada and now here I am training for a marathon run in the Caribbean. I will push my body over that finish line and when I do cross it, it will be a wonderful feeling.”center_img The run is in its first official year and will see Brandon, who was also in the movie, ‘She’s The Man’, running alongside ten local people including Grenadian, Dennis Mason, who was raised in residential care and initiated A Run For Grenada.last_img read more

Juventus’ Carlos Tevez reckons Atletico Madrid can win Champions League

first_img “Now the real Champions League starts.” “They close the space really well and are dangerous on the counter. I see them as one of the candidates to win the Champions League.” Upd. at 17:17 CET “They’re a team the play together really well,” Tevez said of Diego Simeone’s side. “They are a difficult rival. The Argentine striker’s Juventus side got the point they needed against the Spanish champions to progress to the knockout stages themselves, but never looked liked recording the two goal win they needed to finish top of the group. Atleti were beaten in the final last season by Real Madird; they’ll hope to go one better this time round.center_img EFE / Sport EN “Getting to the next round was the objective we had,” he continued in his interview with ‘Canal Plus’. “Last year we didn’t achieve that, so we have hit an important target. 10/12/2014 The former Manchester City striker wasn’t dwelling on coming second in the group; instead he was happy to make the last 16 after crashing out in the group stages last season. Carlos Tevez says Atletico Madrid can win the Champions League seasonlast_img read more

Stellar start for Beaver

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER THE troubles of 2013 were well and truly put behind Tooradin’s Josh Beaver this week. After battling…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img