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HSS IPO: Tool hire firm aims to defy nervous markets with healthy retail investor base

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online Game Tool hire firm HSS will endeavour to cover the book today in its stock market flotation, with sources close to the deal staying confident despite nervous markets.The FTSE has had a slow start to 2015, and volatility in autumn 2014 hit some floats. In addition, some institutions have told City A.M. HSS is over-priced with a range of 210p to 262p valuing it at up to £406m.But sources close to the flotation insist they have had strong participation from British and American investors.“We’ve not seen this level of interest for quite some time,” said one insider. “You never get every big institution in town signing up to a deal of this size, but there is very material interest.”Other recent floats aimed at retail investors have been scaled back, with Pets at Home cutting the retail offer from 15 per cent to three per cent, and TheTrainline.com selling to private equity instead of the public.HSS has advertised heavily at retail investors in a bid to show the firm is serious about attracting small buyers.“I wouldn’t expect more than 50 per cent of the shares to go to retail, but it could easily be more than 25 or 30 per cent,” said a source with knowledge of the situation.If the float goes ahead, conditional trading will begin on Wednesday. Express KCS Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share whatsapp center_img HSS IPO: Tool hire firm aims to defy nervous markets with healthy retail investor base whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sunday 1 February 2015 11:20 pm Tags: HSS Hirelast_img read more

One chart showing Greece’s upcoming repayment deadlines

first_imgWednesday 3 June 2015 8:00 am One chart showing Greece’s upcoming repayment deadlines whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Jessica Morris There are whispers this could be week the Greece finally manages to agree a deal with its creditors, unlocking billions of euros and staving off bankruptcy.Greece must pay €1.6bn (£1.2bn) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) between now and 19 June – starting with €300m (£218m) due on Friday. If it misses this deadline it’ll get a 30-day grace period. The cash-strapped country desperately needs to agree a deal with its lenders to unlock a €7.2bn tranche of bailout money before this.The below chart by non-partisan policy think tank Open Europe shows the huge task Greece’s government will have in order to meet all of the key payment deadlines which fall over the next four months. Sharelast_img read more

News / HMM takes 100,000 teu of capacity from the 2M to its new alliance

first_img HMM is to receive nine ships back that Maersk and MSC sub-chartered March 2017 as part of the carrier’s slot charter agreement with the 2M.The redelivered tonnage includes three 13,092 teu Danaos-owned vessels on long-term charter from the Greek shipowner.According to one London broker source, Maersk and MSC took over the charters of the three ships at a discount on the charter party daily hire rate, with HMM paying the difference to owners.The source told The Loadstar that, having already exceptionally agreed to discount the daily hire rate to HMM during the carrier’s cost-cutting measures designed to ensure its survival, Danaos “held firm” on the revised rate.At the time, HMM was not in a strong negotiating position, needing to become part of an alliance to receive several tranches of desperately needed funding from state-owned banks, but it was denied full membership of the 2M and only able to secure a slot charter deal.As a consequence, HMM was unable to deploy its own ships on the Asia to Europe tradelane, and the 2M partners “took them off their hands”, according to the broker.However, subsequently HMM has been accepted as a full member of rival THE Alliance, alongside Hapag-Lloyd, ONE and Yang Ming, and will officially join the VSA on 1 April.The Danaos ships, along with five 10,081 teu vessels also sub-chartered to Maersk and MSC, will be deployed on THEA’s new east-west network, stemmed to start on 1 April.Notwithstanding HMM recording five consecutive years of losses, including $511m last year and $708m in 2018, the carrier is taking delivery of 12 24,000 teu ULCVs between April and September. They will be phased into THEA’s FE4 loop, replacing Hapag-Lloyd’s 11 15,000 teu ships.According to Alphaliner, the redelivered vessels and the newbuild ULCVs will add 388,000 teu to HMM’s fleet, taking the carrier’s total capacity to some 790,000 teu. It will leapfrogging its THEA partner, Yang Ming (with around 607,000 teu of capacity), to take eighth place in the carrier league table.When the newbuilds have all been delivered, HMM will be some way to achieving president and CEO Jae-hoon Bae’s rehabilitation target for the carrier: reaching one million teu capacity.The consultant said the redelivery of the ships to HMM “would not have a significant impact” on the overall fleet deployment of Maersk and MSC, with the outgoing tonnage mainly being replaced by ships returning from scrubber installation.Moreover, with so many blanked sailings since Chinese new year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the fear of a significant global demand slump as the virus causes lockdowns around the world, the 2M partners could be looking to downsize their network offering for the duration of the crisis.Indeed, a similar message could follow from THEA partners, obliging HMM to pause delivery of its new scrubber-fitted flagships. By Mike Wackett 19/03/2020last_img read more

Pharmalittle: Congress grills U.S. trade representative over Covid-19 IP waiver; Pfizer shot was target of conspiracy theories

first_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Tags STAT+ @Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED Once again, another working week will soon draw to a close. If you are surprised that Friday has already arrived, perhaps you are working too hard? In any event, please join us as we daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is uncertain at the moment, but we intend to spend time with a couple of the short people, promenade with the official mascots, and take a few naps. And what about you? This is a lovely time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. You could putter around the garden. Or catch up with someone special after months of keeping your distance. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon. … U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday again got an earful from lawmakers opposed to the Biden administration’s call to waive intellectual property protection on Covid-19 vaccines, Law360 reports. Tai, who testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, was pressed for details about what the U.S. would seek in negotiations over the waiver, how long it would last, how it would be implemented, and whether the U.S. would walk away if other countries insisted that it apply to more than just vaccines. What is it? [email protected] What’s included?center_img Alex Hogan/STAT Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Pharmalittle: Congress grills U.S. trade representative over Covid-19 IP waiver; Pfizer shot was target of conspiracy theories Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot By Ed Silverman May 14, 2021 Reprints Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

TFSAs already a winner, but tweaks could make them even better: C.D. Howe

first_imgSenior man in driver's seat of car rmarmion/123RF Time for a goal refresh? Keywords TFSAs,  RRSPs,  AnnuitiesCompanies C.D. Howe Institute “A review of the data shows that [TFSAs] are partly used as a tax-efficient vehicle for long-term capital accumulation, widely used for decumulation of retirement wealth in old age, and very popular among younger Canadians to save for both near-term major purchases and achieve long-term saving purposes,” the C.D. Howe Institute’s report said.But the report argued that TFSAs could be improved for both younger and older users.It recommended that retirees be allowed to buy life annuities within a TFSA, which would help them guard against the risk of outliving their savings. It also said that widows and widowers should be entitled to the unused TFSA contribution room of their deceased spouse, which is possible with RRSPs.“Permitting the surviving spouse, who is the successor or the beneficiary of the deceased’s TFSA, to utilize the unused TFSA contribution room of the deceased spouse would encourage more savings at a critical time for spouses, helping them to financially prepare for living longer than they may anticipate and facing long-term care costs,” the report said.“Just as for RRSPs, reasonable limits could apply on the amounts of, and the period of time within which, contributions could be made,” it added.For younger, lower-income workers, the report recommended that policymakers look at creating a new tax-free pension account (TFPA), which would operate alongside TFSAs and enable lower-income workers to save more efficiently for retirement than they can with RRSPs.“Ideally, workplace capital accumulation plans – such as individual DC, multiemployer, pooled plans, and group-TFSAs – would offer a TFPA option. This would effectively provide a tax-prepaid option for long-term retirement capital accumulation, benefiting from the same creditor protection as pensions and RRSPs,” the report said.Finally, the report noted that there are cross-border (Canada–U.S.) tax issues that need to be resolved to improve the operation of TFSAs.“These reforms, building on the early successes of TFSAs, would encourage the continued growth of TFSAs and their ability to reach their objectives,” the report concluded. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news James Langton Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) are already wildly popular with Canadians, but a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute argues that policymakers could make them even more attractive.The Toronto-based think tank said that TFSAs have proven popular with both younger Canadians who use them as a savings vehicle, and retirees who employ them to draw down their savings. Uncertain investors holding off on investing, RRSP contributions: poll RRSP contributions up, even as number of contributors declines: StatsCan Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

China suspends tariff hikes on US$126 billion of U.S. cars, auto parts

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 President Donald Trump waves to the cheering crowd as he arrives for a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) China has indicated it plans to move ahead with the talks despite strains over the arrest of a Chinese technology executive in Canada to face possible U.S. charges related to a violation of trade sanctions on Iran.Beijing will suspend a 25 per cent import charge on US$66 billion of cars and trucks and a 5 per cent charge on US$60 billion of auto parts, effective Jan. 1, the Finance Ministry announced.The announcement helped give substance to Trump’s agreement with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, after prolonged uncertainty caused jittery global financial markets to swing wildly.The Chinese penalties were imposed in response to Trump’s decision to slap 25 per cent tariffs on US$50 billion of Chinese goods and a 10 per cent charge on another US$200 billion. The second tariff was due to rise Jan. 1 until Trump agreed to the postponement. The United States and other trading partners complain that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology in violation of its market-opening obligations. American officials also worry Chinese industry plans that call for state-led creation of global champions in robotics and other fields threaten U.S. industrial leadership. China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on US$126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth.The suspension is China’s first step in response to President Donald Trump’s Dec. 1 agreement to suspend U.S. tariff hikes for a similar 90-day period.During that time the two sides will negotiate over American complaints about Beijing’s technology policy and trade surplus. advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Arts Council Napa Valley “Spotlights” Arts in April 2016 Events

first_imgLa Belle Epoque in Napa offers the Art & Wine-In-The-Vines package which includes a two-night stay and a guided tour of Que Syrah Vineyards with artist Marissa Carlisle. The package is available through April 30, 2016. The Bardessono Hotel in Yountville has created the “B’Art’Dessono” package featuring overnight accommodations, a private tour of the rotating artwork and sculptures on display at the property, a $75 food and beverage credit at Lucy, and a map of the Yountville Art Walk. The package is valid through April 30, 2016. ReddIt Facebook Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Arts Council Napa Valley “Spotlights” Arts in April 2016 EventsIndustry News ReleasesArts Council Napa Valley “Spotlights” Arts in April 2016 EventsBy Press Release – February 24, 2016 52 0 For a complete list of Napa Valley Arts in April activities, including lodging packages, visit www.visitnapavalley.com/artsinapril. About Visit Napa ValleyVisit Napa Valley is the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as one of the world’s premier wine, food, arts and wellness destinations. The area, known for its legendary hospitality, is also internationally recognized as one of only eight “Great Wine Capitals” and has more Michelin Stars per capita than any other wine region in the world. The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford/Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.   The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer complimentary Napa Valley Guidebooks, maps, brochures and winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop featuring locally sourced gift items.For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your Napa Valley experience, please explore www.VisitNapaValley.com, join “The Napa Valley” on Facebook, and follow @VisitNapaValley on Twitter. Advertisement Email The Blackbird Inn in Napa is an historic, fully renovated California Craftsman inn in downtown Napa within walking distance to restaurants, wine tasting rooms, entertainment and more. Room rates include breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy 15 percent off a two-night stay in any room at the Blackbird Inn, plus two passes to Arts in April events. Valid Sunday through Thursday nights during the Napa Arts in April period. Passes will be presented upon check-in to package participants. Rates begin at $295 for a two-night stay, valid through April 28, 2016.center_img The Mount View Hotel & Spa in Calistoga offers the “Sip, Spa, Art & Repeat” AIA package which includes a two night stay; two Blues tastings of estate wines from Markham Vineyards and a tour of the featured art exhibit, Harold and Peggy Francis’ Blues & Psychedelia. Featured works from artists Harold and Peggy Francis will also be on display at Mount View Hotel & Spa throughout the month of April. The package also includes two private estate tastings at Cairdean Estates, paired with a cheese plate and complimentary bottle of Cairdean wine and a private tour and tasting for two showcasing current release wines including estate Cabernet and pre-release Port-Style Petite Syrah at Tedeschi Winery.  The package is $509, inclusive of tax, and is valid through April 28, 2016. AdvertisementMore than 75 valley-wide exhibitions celebrate the artsFebruary 23, 2016, Napa, CA – The sixth annual Napa Valley Arts in April features more than 75 opportunities for visitors to explore and experience the wealth of art and artists from American Canyon up to Calistoga.  The vision is to foster a unique, identifiable sense of place through locally produced and presented events paired with Napa Valley’s wine and culinary offerings to increase cultural tourism.  Arts in April officially kicks off on April 7, 2016 with the opening of Napa Valley Collects at a reception at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, and closes with the ENGAGE Art Fair April 30 and May 1, 2016 at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga. In January 2016, the Arts Council Napa Valley formed an “Arts in April Spotlight” committee, comprised of representatives from both the arts and hospitality communities, to select 25 events that best represented the vision of Arts in April.  The selections were based the following criteria: Event displays a high quality of artistic workEvent displays thoughtfulness/uniqueness and creativityEvent authentically represents Napa Valley cultureEvent underscores mission, vision, and values of Arts in AprilEvent feels fun and will inspire attendance from locals and visitorsArts in April “Spotlighted” events include:April 1: Heritage Eats – Napa Community Art Mural 2.0Heritage Eats, Napa’s new globally inspired, fast-fine eatery and Vintage High School AP Studio Art students present a community art mural focused on the forward-thinking vision of Heritage Eats. The community art mural embodies a world-view and a larger purpose through carefully crafted acrylic designs. Media contact: Benedict Koenig, [email protected] 1 – 30: Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery – Buskloose: Taking it to the Streets Photo ExhibitJessup Cellars in Yountville welcomes back producer, music journalist, and author Heather Jacks for a month-long exhibit of photography for her upcoming multi-media book Buskloose, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Shot by photographers Mike Gibbons and Benjamin Benoit, the book showcases a historical review of busking in the Bay Area. Media contact: Joel Quigley, [email protected] 1 – May 1: MoMA/Museum of McDonough’s Art – Olabisi Tasting RoomPhotographer Robb McDonough will be showing his ongoing “Napa County Project” as well as a preview to “The California Counties Project” at the new Olabisi Tasting Room located downtown Calistoga.  The opening reception is April 9 at 5:30 p.m.  Media contact: Robb McDono, [email protected] 1 – 30: Napa Valley Wine Train Station – Friday Night Live MusicEnjoy live music with local artists alongside a month long preview exhibition of all that Arts in April has to offer at the Wine Train Station in Napa every Friday evening in April from 5 – 7 p.m. Small bites will be available along with wine tastings for purchase, as well as wines by the bottle in the Wine Train’s Wine Store. Corkage will be waived for the event. Media contact: Kim Powers, [email protected] 1: Robert Mondavi Winery – Art and Gallery TourRobert Mondavi Winery will offer a complimentary tour of the winery’s permanent collection of sculptures by Beniamino Bufano and the rotating exhibition of Napa Valley-based Bonick artistic family “Generate: One Family’s Painting, Photography and Music” in the famous Vineyard Room. Wine tasting is included. The 11 a.m. tour is limited to 15 guests and advanced reservations are recommended. Please call (800) 766-6328, option 2, for reservations. Media contact: Ainslie Bruneau, [email protected] 1-30: St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery — Take a Seat @ St. SuperyArtist Topher Delaney has guest -curated an outdoor exhibition of 30 unique “terroir inspired” chairs. The inspiration for each chair is a personal, imaginative, and aesthetic response to the characteristics of St. Supéry’s unique terroir and vineyards. An indoor exhibition of drawings, photographs, and paintings about each chair accompany the exterior exhibition. Media contact: Nayeli Acevedo, [email protected] 2: diRosa – Radical Landscapes – tasting with artist Amanda EicherIn conjunction with the exhibition “Radical Landscapes,” artist Amanda Eicher will present a sensory tasting experience from 4 – 6 p.m. at diRosa in Napa. Eicher’s socially based practice engages audiences’ palates to explore how climate change might impact local agricultural practices and the taste of food and wine. Media contact: Stephanie King, [email protected] 2 – 30: Flora Springs – Imagination of the Jungle: The Baker SistersThe Room celebrates the relationship between art and nature all through April, culminating with an Earth Day celebration on April 22. The event premieres April 2 with the Baker Sister’s “Jungle Imagery” that will embellish the exterior of the tasting room. Proceeds to benefit the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Media contact: Serf Barnabei, [email protected] 3: Beringer Vineyards – The Art of Stained GlassVisit Beringer Vineyards for an all-access tour of the exquisite Rhine House stained glass windows 11 a.m. – noon. Built in 1884, the Rhine House’s ornate glass panels feature hand-painted jeweled boarders and exquisite roundels. The tour features all 41 historic windows. Media contact: Bronwyn Ney, [email protected] 3: Nancy Willis Studio – Printmaking and DessertsTake one creative artist, mix with a James Beard award winning pastry chef, and add Y Rousseau wines for the perfect recipe. Napa painter/printmaker Nancy Willis has enlisted the inspiring CIA chef Stephen Durfee to join her and eight “guest artists” for an afternoon of printmaking with desserts and chocolates to feed the creative spirit, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Napa. Media contact: Nancy Willis, [email protected]     April 3: Peju Province Winery – Garden to Table: A Florist WorkshopStroll through Peju’s gardens and learn about the winery’s varied terroir and their approach to winemaking and viticulture. After the garden tour, enjoy a complimentary tasting of their current release wines paired with a selection of local cheeses. Guests will create a floral arrangement to take home. Media Contact: Emily Bryne, [email protected] 8 – 16: American Canyon Arts Foundation – ART at the Winery: the 24th Annual Art ExtravaganzaThe Arts Foundation will hold its 24th Annual Art Extravaganza at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards.  This is a juried show, highlighting the works of artists throughout the North Bay. The guest artist event and reception is Saturday, April 9, 4 – 7 p.m. Media contacts: Stephanie Gibbins, [email protected] or Mark Joseph, [email protected] 10: American Canyon Arts Foundation – Graffiti Art at the future Napa Valley Ruins & GardensExplore the proposed Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens in American Canyon, planned to be the catalyst for an entire new visitor experience at the south end of the Napa Valley.  The day include tours of the site, which has some of the most unique graffiti art in the North Bay, along with updates on the project and future plans. Media contact: Mark Joseph, [email protected] 14-16: Napa County Historical Society – Napa Valley History TourTake a step back into Napa’s early history with this year’s tour of Pope Valley’s historic sites. This area is one of the first settled in Napa and is the site of beautifully preserved historic wineries, Aetna Township, at the intersection of the earliest mining claims in the valley, the Henry Haus Blacksmith Shop, and fabled resort Aetna Springs. Media contact: Nancy Levenbe, [email protected] 15- May 1: Lucky Penny Productions – The Andrews BrothersA USO show is threatened with cancellation when a famous trio of singing sisters cannot perform, leaving the show in the hands three determined stagehands. The production includes 25 songs by the Andrews Sisters. The show is 8 – 10 p.m. Media contact: Barry Martin, [email protected] 16: Angela Tirrell’s Driveway – South Jefferson Literary Driveway Dinner: Read Aloud & ListenThis first ever “dinner on the driveway,” begins at 5 p.m. in Napa and features ten literary adventures hungry for cuisine, conversation and reading aloud.  Media contact: Angela Tirrell, [email protected] 16: Napa Valley College, Upper Valley Campus – Festival of DisciplinesArtists and audiences will co-mingle from 2 – 4 p.m. in St. Helena for a dynamic curated collection of never before seen projects, including live performances, open-mic sessions, installations, and more. Highlights include theater directed by Jennifer King; poetry by Iris Dunkle; art by Jason Perry; and delicacies prepared by the Napa Valley Cooking School. Media contact: Mechele Manno, [email protected] 16: Napa Valley Youth Symphony – Red GalaThe Napa Valley Youth Symphony features an evening of food, wine, and music with celebrated Spanish “maestro of guitar,” Angel Romero, as guest performer who was knighted by the country of Spain for his extraordinary musical successes. Media contact: Jill Durfee, [email protected] 16: Yountville Art Commission – 4th Annual Art, Sip and StrollEnjoy a stroll through scenic Yountville, viewing the variety of outdoor sculptures; artist’s booths featuring painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and more. A $20 tasting bracelet allows visitors to taste wines at tables along the way. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Media contacts: Karen MacKenzie, [email protected] or Samantha Holland, [email protected] 22-24: NapaShakes – William Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary CelebrationJoin the global celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary with NapaShakes, Napa Valley’s premiere presenter of world-class professional Shakespeare.  NapaShakes presents New York City’s classical theater company: FIASCO, in its inventive and musical production of Cymbeline, hailed by the New York Times’ Ben Brantley as “the most truly enchanting Cymbeline I’ve seen.” Media contact: Laura Rafaty, [email protected] 23: Connolly Ranch – Earth Night Celebration – The After PartyThis springtime festival and fundraiser celebrates the arts, music, movement and nature at Connolly Ranch in Napa. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and includes live music, dance, aerial and fire spinning performances, yoga and movement classes, recycled art and nature craft activities, food trucks, local wine, farm tours, moonlit nature hikes, telescope for stargazing, onsite childcare, and more. Media contact: Hylah Egeland, [email protected] 23, 2016: diRosa – Opening Reception – Paul Kos: rEVOLUTIONThis opening reception of the exhibition, 4 – 6 p.m., highlights the work of Paul Kos, a leading figure of the Bay Area Conceptual art movement, through a number of site specific performances and art works produced at di Rosa between 1968 and 2000, as well as more recent works. Through film, photographic documentation, drawings, and sculptural elements, the exhibition reflects on Kos’ lifelong interest in the natural landscape and his deep relationship to di Rosa as medium and muse. Media contact: Stephanie King, [email protected] 23: Markham Vineyards – blues to psychedeliaVisit the Markham Gallery and tasting room to celebrate the husband and wife installation that celebrates the enduring influence of southern Blues on contemporary music and the colorful abstraction of Psychedelic art. Meet the artists, Harold and Peggy Francis, and view their work while enjoying Markham wines, small bites and live music. 1 – 3 p.m. Media contact: Marie Smith, [email protected] 23: Whitehall Lane Winery – Drink. Paint. Have Fun.Whitehall Lane Winery and Pinot’s Palette are teaming up to allow guests to be an artist for the day. Two, two-hour classes will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., which includes a flight of wines, charcuterie and the opportunity to take home your work of art. Media contact: Dustin Harland, [email protected] 30: Kitchens in the Vineyards – Home & Garden TourTake a peek into five premiere homes in the Napa Valley, each styled by notable designers and florists. With a focus on entertaining, statement kitchens, stunning art, and outdoor lifestyles, this year’s self-guided tour delights patrons with an inspiring mix of both sleek and rustic elements. Meet local chefs and authors, and spend a spring day exploring wine country living. Media contact: Natasha Biasell, [email protected] of the Napa Valley’s lodging establishments offer special Arts in April packages.   A highlight of these packages include: The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa offers the “Art of Relaxation” package to encourage guests to dream big and paint their own masterpiece with easels, canvas, paints and brushes. The package also includes overnight hotel accommodations in a superior guestroom or suite, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, daily breakfast credit, and $260 Spa Terra credit.  The package is available through April 30, 2016. Media contact: Andrew Bradley, [email protected] Linkedin Share Previous articlePurchase Your Tickets Now: Stags Leap District “Vineyard to Vintner” Celebration, April 29-May 1, in the Napa ValleyNext articleSommCon Issues Call for Speakers, Submissions Due April 1, 2016 Press Release TAGSVisit Napa Valley Twitterlast_img read more

Chief Education Officer Lauds Lifelong Learners

first_imgChief Education Officer Lauds Lifelong Learners EducationMay 31, 2011 Advertisements RelatedChief Education Officer Lauds Lifelong Learners RelatedChief Education Officer Lauds Lifelong Learners RelatedChief Education Officer Lauds Lifelong Learners FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MANDEVILLE — Chief Education Officer at the Ministry of Education, Grace McLean, has lauded adults in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine, who have successfully completed training with the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). She noted that they have made an investment in their own development. “I laud your decision to invest in your education; you have made the right choice. Improving your literacy, numeracy and maritime skills and knowledge will definitely lead to enhancement of your lives,” Mrs. McLean said at a combined graduation ceremony held on Sunday at the Old Harbour Bay Primary School. The graduates included 18 persons, who were trained in the JFLL’s Level three and four Literacy and Numeracy Programme, with 10 in the Data Entry Operation Level one Computer Programme, and nine fishermen, who have completed a one-week fishing and swimming course with the CMI. According to Mrs. McLean investment in education enables persons to be globally competitive and marketable in a shrinking global job market. She said that the relationship between literacy and productivity is well documented, citing a 2007 Canadian study, which found a clear link between investments in human capital and the country’s growth and labour productivity. “Investing in literacy and continuing education generally, is investing in someone’s feeling of self-confidence and sense of self-worth. Acquiring literacy and numeracy skills are about finding and maintaining a job, being productive, raising children, and living healthy. For workplaces, it means self-confident staff, who are willing to participate, to make informed decisions and smarter choices, thus increasing productivity potential,” she stated. Teacher with the JFLL programme, Murelda Folkes, appealed to corporate Jamaica to assist the graduates with employment. “We would be grateful for any form of employment opportunities that could be offered to help in this regard as they aspire to achieve their highest potential,” she said. Meanwhile, Marva Folkes, who spoke on behalf of the graduates, said the skills they have learnt “will certainly assist us to make a difference in our lives and in the betterment of our country”. “The journey does not stop here for us. We have been given an opportunity to educate ourselves, all in an effort to improve ourselves, and our wider communities,” she said, while expressing “sincere gratitude to all those, who have helped us to reach this point”. By GARFIELD L. ANGUS, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Gov’t Facilitating Youth Enterprise – Newby

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGov’t Facilitating Youth Enterprise – Newby Gov’t Facilitating Youth Enterprise – Newby CultureJuly 28, 2011 RelatedGov’t Facilitating Youth Enterprise – Newbycenter_img RelatedGov’t Facilitating Youth Enterprise – Newby FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, is seeking to facilitate youth entrepreneurship as an avenue through which young people can achieve sustainable livelihoods by developing and operating their own businesses. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry, Senator Warren Newby, informed that this will be done through a national youth entrepreneurship strategy being developed. “This strategy seeks to create a culture that is reflective of sound entrepreneurial values, attitudes, and a code of ethics, which enables young entrepreneurs to optimise their fullest entrepreneurial potential through facilitating, encouraging and nurturing entrepreneurial ideals,” he informed. He was speaking at a seminar organised by the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica (YEA) on Tuesday (July 26) at the National Council for Voluntary Services on Camp Road, Kingston. According to Senator Newby, in developing the entrepreneurial spirit, enterprise has to be cultivated in the minds of the nation’s youth, while financial literacy has to be taught so they can appreciate risk, thrift, innovation, inventiveness and competition. “These are the values and attitudes that are necessary…these values have to be mainstreamed into our curriculum and encouraged at the primary and secondary levels of our education system,” he argued. He informed that the Ministry has sought partnership with state and non-governmental organisations, to provide business planning support, mentorship and venture capital financing for youth entrepreneurs and is seeking to build youth business incubators to allow for the development of best practices while promoting corporative and collaborative growth. “If we are able to achieve these, we will be well prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that exists on the Junior Stock Exchange, launched in 2009, and has market capitalisation of $14.9 billion, reigning in some $1.9 billion in capital for the companies that are listed. This vehicle is allowing for participation of the masses in wealth creation and for medium sized enterprises to expand in a sustainable way,” Senator Newby stated. In his remarks, President, YEA, Samuel Coates, said the country is headed in the right direction in terms of policies relating to entrepreneurship and creating wealth.   The YEA was formed in 2005 under the auspices of the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF) with a mandate to support young people in business. The non-profit organisation targets business owners 45 years and under, providing them with opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and take advantage of peer mentorship as they grow their businesses. By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Schools Urged To Build Relationship With Communities

first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is encouraging school administrators to build strong community relations as a means of protecting the school plants.The Minister was responding to concerns raised by school officials about vandalism at a back-to-school conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on July 28.He said it is not possible to build fences at all of the educational institutions, and the administrators need to rely on the communities to keep the property safe from the few who would seek to destroy them.“I believe that proper relationship with the community, no matter how difficult the location that you are in, is the best antidote towards insecurity,” Rev. Thwaites told the school principals and board chairs.He reminded the school leaders that the safe school officers and the police are available to address security issues.He noted further that with discussions underway for the deans of discipline to have powers of special district constables, they too will be able to deal quickly with emergency situations.“We need for them to restrain somebody when circumstances arise…it is necessary, and we have to encourage you to be strong disciplinarians without being brutal, and without being reprehensible,” the Minister said.Rev. Thwaites also used the occasion to urge primary schools to work closely with nearby early childhood institutions so that students will get early exposure of the instruction that is offered at the primary level.“The early childhood experience is the most pivotal period for education…I would wish that my chairmen and principals would make it a point to go into the early childhood institutions and see what level of structure of education is there, so that by helping them, mentoring them, you can ensure that the students, who come to you, will be of higher calibre, and more capable to ingest the kind of education that you have,” he pointed out.The conference was held to update school officials on the work of the Ministry to improve institutions across the island, as well as provide information on new and ongoing projects in the education system, and to address concerns. Photo: Mark Bell Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (left), interacts with school principals and board chairs at a back-to-school conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston on July 28. Schools Urged To Build Relationship With CommunitiesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedGovt Looking To Strengthen Powers of Deans of Discipline RelatedUnited Church Offers Training to Protect Children Story HighlightsMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is encouraging school administrators to build strong community relations as a means of protecting the school plants.The Minister was responding to concerns raised by school officials about vandalism at a back-to-school conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on July 28.He said it is not possible to build fences at all of the educational institutions, and the administrators need to rely on the communities to keep the property safe from the few who would seek to destroy them.center_img Schools Urged To Build Relationship With Communities EducationJuly 30, 2015Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedSydney Pagon STEM Academy Making an Impact FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more