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National Student Survey 2015: The top 150 most satisfying universities to study at according to students

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org National Student Survey 2015: The top 150 most satisfying universities to study at according to students It’s that time of year when exam results are due and the thought of future studies and careers are crossing the minds of thousands of teenagers – and their parents, of course.With such a bewildering array of choices to be made, rankings are one of the most useful tools to guide decisions, and there’s a new National Student Survey to take note of. The survey looks at student satisfaction across the UK’s universities and higher education institutes, as well as specialist schools such as art and veterinary schools.Read more: The world’s best economics, accounting and finance universitiesIt found that despite rising tuition fees, students’ satisfaction is growing, with 86 per cent saying they are happy with their course in areas such as academic support, learning resources and personal development.Here, we’ve collated the top 10 universities, excluding specialists, which are rated the most satisfying places to study.[infographic id=”278″]Specialist schools performed particularly well however, with Keele pushed into third place behind medical schools in Brighton and Sussex, and Hull and York, if they are included. The addition of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Harper Adams University (for agriculture) and the Royal Veterinary College to the top 10 based on satisfaction scores would also push Oxford to number 11 in the ranking.Top 150Here are the top 150 universities, including specialist schools, for satisfaction among students in 2015. Click or tap on the “university” column to organise alphabetically, or “rank” for the list in order. whatsapp whatsapp Lynsey Barber center_img Share Wednesday 12 August 2015 11:01 am Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBalllast_img read more

Fr Paddy: Advent – A time to open doors

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA The Church must be welcoming especially to those who are living in anxiety and hopelessness, to those who are seeking the answers to what life is about.If we dig down a little deeper the Pope is also asking us questions about why so many young people do not find the Church a welcoming Church, while we possess one of the great secrets about the meaning of life which young people are seeking; the message of Jesus Christ and how he reveals that our God is a God of love.And he takes the image of the Church door one step further.The Church doors must be open so that we go out through them into the world around us to live and witness to the love of God, especially to those who are on the margins of Church life and those who are trapped in the margins of society.There is no point in having our church doors open if we remain happily inside as a closed comfort zone for ourselves and thelikeminded.There is no point in creating a Church which is locked within itself and within its own history.The Advent message is that the Christian life is always a future-looking one. The Advent wreath is an image of the Church.Week by week we light another candle as our lives move forward step by step in expectation.Our mission as Christians in the world is, as we look forward to Christ’s coming, to anticipate that fullness of Christ’s teaching through the way we live as individuals and as society, and to ensure that our world does not deviate from God’s design for his creation.How does the message of Advent help us focus better on the fundamental thrust we should be giving to our lives?How does Advent help us to witness in our society to what Christ’s coming means? Advent, is a period of waiting, of longing, of anticipation and preparation and of rejoicing that “the Lord is coming”, that “the Lord is near”; it encourages us to look to the future as a future of hope and there is no doubt that we needhope today, as individuals, as families, as communities and indeed as a nation.We should learn to think like the Old Testament prophets as they looked forward to the coming of the Saviour.They were sensitive to the experience of injustice and sin under which they lived and looked forward in hope to the coming of “theanointed one”, as one whose coming will bring the newness of peace and justice and righteousness.It was such a hope that enabled the Prophet Isaiah to dream the dream, with those beautiful words: “One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks”.Advent reminds us that it is possible to change our world, starting out from where we are concretely within all the ambiguities and compromises of life, and move towards the realisation of the ideal of truth, justice and love.The Christian of every generation is called particularly to be awake and attentive to where society is slipping into wrong ways and to cry out like the prophet to return to the ways of God.In our days, sadly, nations still raise weaponry against others.How often do we read about knives being raised in violence andguns in vengeance and lives – young lives – being ruined?I am horrified to see in our world of progress and enlightenment that men and women and children are driven in their hundreds of thousands from their homes through wars as in Syria.Like you, I am greatly worried by the rising tide of xenophobia and racism in our country.Christians in our society must find the ways to speak up and stand up as witnesses to the God of peace and loving care.A God whose very birth took place on the periphery as there was no room for him in the Inn.Advent then is a moment in which we should interrupt our daily life and think about what is essential.All too often, we live preoccupied by the hecticness of our daily lives, asleep to the wider consequences of our way of life.Following Jesus Christ is a calling to a robust engagement with the challenges of our society.The Christian life is never self-focussed but focussed on self-giving as Jesus gave his life to save us.Christians must learn the ability not just to adapt to the realities of the day but to challenge the realities and the thought-patterns of the day.The Christian must be one who stands out and has the courage to rise above conformity, even when that is not easy.Advent is not strictly a time of penance and fasting as is Lent. It is marked more rather by a growing sense of joyfulness for the fact that Jesus is coming and that his coming is near.We pray that when he comes he will find us not closed in the comfortable and the familiar, but out there doing God’s work and confidently bringing his message of love and hope into the world around us.As we celebrate this season of Advent, may we grow in hopefulness and gratitude.May the light of Christ, brighter than this winter darkness, inspire us to act with kindness and compassion.SEE ALSO – Fr Paddy: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Twitter Fr Paddy: Advent – A time to open doors This week we begin the liturgical season of advent.A hope filled few weeks, when we prepare to welcome, yet again, the light and peace that is felt at the Lords birth.Jesus is the reason for the season. One of the images that Pope Francis often uses is that of the door.He is calling on us to keep the doors of the Church open. He means that literally closed doors invite no one in.He is using the image of the door also as a symbol; the Church doors must be open in welcome. Twitter GAA By Fr Paddy – 30th November 2019 center_img Pinterest Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, November 30, 2019Next articleLaois village set for first ever Christmas Fair and switching on lights Fr PaddyFr Paddy is a curate in the hugely vibrant Portlaoise Parish. From Carlow town, he was educated in Carlow CBS and studied Business and Politics in Trinity College Dublin before training to be a priest in Carlow College.He is the youngest priest in the Kildare & Leighlin diocese and writes for a number of media outlets. He has almost 14,000 followers on Twitter. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSFr Paddy Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Home Columnists Fr Paddy: Advent – A time to open doors Columnistslast_img read more

Coronavirus: 34 more cases and three new deaths

first_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Previous article‘You’re Welcome’ – new brand for Laois Tourism is officially launchedNext articleMuch-loved Rathdowney character remembered in stunning mural in local pub Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that three people with COVID-19 have died while there have been a further 34 confirmed cases.There has now been a total of 1,752 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland and 25,730 cases.Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “COVID-19 is extremely infectious. It wants to spread, but it needs people to come into contact with each other to do so.“All of the measures that we have been talking about for many months now are so important; physical distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, wearing a face covering where appropriate, avoiding large crowds – are all actions each of us can take to cut the chains of transmission and stop this virus in its tracks.“It now depends on the actions we take as individuals, as to whether this virus gets an opportunity to spread through our communities. Continue to follow the public health advice, know the risks, know the symptoms and stay safe.”Meanwhile, the national national virus laboratory director Dr Cillian De Gascun has said that Ireland could return to phase two of restrictions if the number of cases of Covid-19 rises to more than 100 per day.“It is just a concern at this stage,” he said on RTE today. “The R-number can be affected by a few large clusters. It’s not as if cases are popping up all over the country.“If there’s widespread community transmission of the virus, then it will get into schools, into residential care facilities and into nursing homes – but if we can stamp it out in the community, that’s how we protect everybody,” he told RTÉ radio’s Today with Sarah McInerney. By Steven Miller – 17th July 2020 Electric Picnic Dr De Gascun also advised young people to avoid house parties especially where there is singing after it emerged a cluster of cases had recently arisen from a microphone used for karaoke at a house party in Co Derry.Singing was one of the easiest ways to spread the virus because of the spray of droplets, he said.SEE ALSO – Second Laois GAA club suspends activity amid Coronavirus fears Electric Picnic Twittercenter_img Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Pinterest Coronavirus: 34 more cases and three new deaths Home News Community Coronavirus: 34 more cases and three new deaths NewsCommunity TAGSCoronavirus Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Sandwich generation struggling to save for retirement

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Retirement,  Sandwich generation “While Canadians may see their parents’ retirement experience as a model for what to expect, the reality is that their retirement may not be the same, particularly if they are part of the sandwich generation with both aging parents and school age children,” says Amalia Costa, head, retirement strategies, RBC. “Canadians know that juggling competing financial priorities creates enormous strain on both time and money. A financial advisor can make it easier to develop a retirement plan to balance your financial commitments and family life.” Retirement will likely look different for the next generation of retirees, as employer-sponsored pension plans become more rare. The RBC poll found that one-quarter (26%) of Canadians (aged 18 to 54) expect a pension income from an employer to be their primary source of income in retirement and, similarly, fewer than one-in-five (18%) of them have a defined benefit pension plan. The 23rd Annual RBC RRSP poll was conducted by Ipsos Reid between Oct. 24 and Nov. 27, 2012 via a random sample of 1,225 Canadian adults in the general population (aged 18 and over). A weighted sample of the same size has a margin of error of ±3%, 19 times out of 20. Related news Canadians (aged 18 to 54) are concerned that their ability to save for retirement will be impaired both by saving for their children’s education (48%) and by taking care of their aging parents (36%), according to the 23rd Annual RBC RRSP Poll. Despite the potential strain of these family priorities on their retirement savings, more than half (57%) of Canadians aged 18 to 54 say their parents’ retirement experience has shaped their expectations of retirement. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Snowbirds win legal battle to reinstate out-of-province medical coverage IE Staff Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirement read more

Inquiry into Defence relationships in Pacific Report tabled

first_imgInquiry into Defence relationships in Pacific Report tabled The report of the Inquiry into Defence relationships in the Pacific undertaken by Defence Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade was tabled today. Chair of the Sub-Committee Andrew Wallace MP said that Defence and security challenges faced in the Pacific are now more prevalent and complex than ever before.“It behoves all members of our Pacific family to be aware of emerging issues, and to face them together in an organised, collaborative, and coordinated manner. As a regional medium-power, Australia bears significant responsibility for creating the environment and providing the means to achieve this.” he said.The inquiry report and its recommendations reflect the fact that there are several existing and proven defence initiatives and programs which contribute significantly to the Pacific Step-up. These include the long-standing Defence Cooperation Program and the Pacific Maritime Security Program. The report also indicates that there are ways to improve these initiatives, as well as new and innovative ways to forge, deepen and strengthen defence ties between members of the Pacific family. This is where the future of Australian defence relationships should be focussed.“From fisheries management, protection and surveillance, to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, intelligence collection and sharing, climate change and the global pandemic, Australia’s defence organisation stands ready to play its part in the Pacific Step-up. There is, however, more to be done.” Mr Wallace said.This Parliamentary inquiry examined Australia’s Defence relationships with Pacific Island nations in the context of the Pacific Step-up. The inquiry heard from a range of Academic, Government, and Non-Government Agencies over two days of public hearings in July 2020 and via a number of written submissions provided to the Sub-Committee from Government agencies, academia and individuals.While the conduct of the inquiry was impacted by COVID-19, the submissions received, and evidence heard at public hearings was of the highest quality and the committee thanks all of those who contributed to it. This report and its recommendations reflect the committee’s belief that Australia’s defence relationships in the Pacific are extremely important, are becoming increasingly so, and that additional efforts can and should be made to ensure the security of our region in the years to come. /Public 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:AusPol, Australia, Australian, climate change, covid-19, Defence, disaster, environment, Fisheries Management, Foreign Affairs, Government, Humanitarian, intelligence, pacific, pandemic, parliament, surveillance, Wallacelast_img read more

It’s Mine: 1926 Ford Model T

first_img “I’m overjoyed with how well this car’s turned out,” he continues. “I’m even more overjoyed with how it’s been received. Every time I drive it, there’s somebody taking a picture or a video of me going down the road.“When you’re driving around town and little old ladies are giving you a thumbs-up, you know you built it right.” RELATED TAGSFordVintage / ClassicClassic CarsCalgaryClassic Cars & TrucksIt’s MineNew VehiclesVintage & CollectibleBrant InglisCalgaryCaliforniaCanadian ForcesCars and Car DesignConvertiblesCulture and LifestyleeBay Inc.English ChannelFord Model TFord Motor CompanySports CarsUnited StatesVolkswagen Beetle Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Brant Inglis and his 1926 T Roadster in Calgary, Alta., on Tuesday October 4, 2016. Leah Hennel/PostmediaLeah Hennel/Postmedia, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The sparse yet functional cockpit.Leah Hennel/Postmedia, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The military-spec V8.Leah Hennel/Postmedia, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The steering wheel.Leah Hennel/Postmedia, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The front end of the roadster.Leah Hennel/Postmedia, Driving When he was 10 years old, Brant Inglis’s father took him to the Hot Rod Reunion in California.“I sort of got interested in the history behind hot-rodding and drag racing,” he remembers. At 14, Brant owned a VW Beetle that had been hauled out of a field, and he spent the next four years rebuilding it in his parents’ driveway.In 2011, Brant found a 1926 Ford Model T roadster body and chassis on a farm north of Calgary. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada “The frame was under it, but it had been pushed with the tractor for most of its life so it wasn’t straight,” he says. “The body tub was still bolted to the chassis, but all that was there was the firewall to the seatback. Everything else was missing.”Inglis has friends and family in the Model T club, and says most of them say the they wouldn’t have started on something so bad.“I didn’t want to screw up a good one,” he counters. “It was sort of the perfect body to start with.”In the Thirties, times were tough. A young man who wanted a car would likely find that a new automobile, even a good used one, was beyond his means. But with patience, hard work and ingenuity for money, though, he might be able to build one.It was in that spirit that Brant took on the job of restoring the ’26 Model .“I’ve found a body, so let’s build it cheap,” he says of his reasoning. “Those guys had nice cars back then. Can I still do it and can I still do it cheaply? I wanted to see how they built it so I’d have the same experience they did.”Those club friends and family were a valuable network as Brant searched for parts to complete his project.“There’s a story to every piece,” he says.The brakes are from a ’35 Ford, and the transmission is a ’39 that Brant spotted at a garage sale when he was eight years old. It was only when he started building up the roadster that he remembered he already had the transmission.A friend had windshield stanchions from a body that, Brant says, “his cows had been rubbing against for 10 years – something a restorer wouldn’t have looked twice at. They would have scoffed and walked away, but if I can fix it and not ruin parts that haven’t been made for 90 years, I’ll bloody well do it.”Brant had no doubt about what direction to take when it came to power. The Ford V8 came out in 1932 and was the cheapest way to go fast until the early 1950s. Even today, Ford’s valve-in-head V8 has many devotees. Both Brant’s father and mother are past-presidents of the Calgary flathead club.On Kijiji, Brant found a 1938 military-spec Ford V8. He suspects it had been used for training since it had seven different pistons in it but showed almost no wear. The engine was disassembled and Brant rebuilt it himself using New Old Stock Ford parts still in the original boxes.“My dad built a flathead 30 years ago,” he says. “I was calling the same suppliers, buying the same parts he would have. At the end of the call, they’d ask me to say hello to my Mom and Dad. Dad made a lot of friends over the years and now they’ve become my friends.”The 221-cubic-inch Ford V8 was rated at 85 horsepower, with the military versions maybe making a bit more. Brant rebuilt the engine to stock specs because the hypothetical pre-war builder wouldn’t have been able to afford expensive aftermarket performance parts. This is also why he used the Model T frame that only offered an eighth-of-an-inch clearance on each side of the V8, rather than a later model chassis, because the later model chassis would have been too expensive back in the day.“I built the car the way they would have, with all Ford parts that they would have found in the junkyard at that time. I wanted to see how they built it so I’d have the same experience they did,” he explains.Most of those young men in the late-30s found themselves in uniform only a few years later. One of those young men was Cy French, Brant’s mother’s father. A photo of Cy taken before the war shows him standing beside a 1926 Model T truck.“You’d swear it was me in the picture,” Brant says.Cy joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on Motor Torpedo Boats in the English Channel and at D-Day. The MTBs were fast, hard-hitting craft powered by a trio of big, bellowing V12 aircraft engines. For silent running, though, they depended on military-spec Ford V8s just like the one in Brant’s roadster.“I didn’t plan it that way. It’s just one of those cool coincidences,” Brant says.When he paints the roadster, though, it will bear the number 459 on its side – just like his grandpa’s MTB. The roadster might look a bit basic, but Brant says looks can be deceiving.“This car drives better than my ’99 pickup on bias-ply tires, mechanical brakes and ’31 Ford steering,” he says. “I’d like to think it was skill in building it, but I think it was more sheer luck. 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” advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Southern Ontario police lay 1,420 loud-vehicle charges during summer campaign

first_img Police in southern Ontario’s Halton region laid more than 1,420 charges in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton for unnecessarily loud vehicles this past summer and fall.Project #Noisemaker ran from June 10 to October 31, and aimed to crack down on loud vehicles which had had their exhausts modified, or just plain removed.A multitude of charges were laid, including 574 charges for no or improper muffler; 396 charges for unnecessary noise; and 12 racing or stunt driving charges. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 While Canadians can’t get the full-bore GT-R Nismo, we do get the titanium exhaust on either the 50th anniversary edition seen here or the Track edition.  Jonathan Yarkony 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 There were also charges laid for other vehicle issues as well, including vehicle defects, moving violations, licence violations, licence plate violations, lack of insurance, and EPA violations. As a result of the project, more than 40 vehicles were pulled off the road.Another 68 charges were laid in connection with a “shutdown” car event that happened in Oakville, which drew 800 vehicles to the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.Halton police aren’t slowing down, either; they’ve partnered with the Town of Oakville Municipal Enforcement Service (MES) to keep the noise levels at a minimum, and just completed 56 motorcycle inspections and issued 17 provincial offence notices for causing excessive noise.LISTEN: Electrifying Canada’s extensive truck and bus fleets Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSInfinitiFlexNew VehiclesBurlingtonBurlington (Ontario)FlexOakvilleOntario First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisementlast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, August 24

first_imgTwitter Pinterest Linkedin Trending Story:Deeper Irrigation Method Showing Promise for VineyardsA new subsurface irrigation system is showing promise for slashing water usage in vineyards…Today’s News:Early Results of Central Coast Harvest Indicate a Modest Size Crop of Good Quality FruitThe first week of August marked the start of this year’s Central Coast wine grape harvest…California Wildfires Threaten Grapes with Smoke TaintCould Californian wine lovers be finding a touch of ashtray in their 2016 Cabernets…Liquor Retailer Alleges Connecticut’s Minimum Bottle Law Violates Antitrust RulesA national liquor retailer filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to end the state’s 35-year-old practice of regulating liquor prices…Is Wine Healthy? Depends How You Drink ItHow Wine in a Can and ‘Brosé’ Are Helping Marketers Appeal to MillennialsHow to Succeed in the Wine Business (Without Really Trying) on September 13th Raymond VineyardsSustainability Works in Monterey County Wine IndustryIt’s Another Early Start for Mendocino County Wine Grape HarvestSupervisors Unanimously Approve San Joaquin County’s Wine Ordinance48 Wineries Have Gotten New Pennsylvania Wine Shipment LicensesRosé Masters 2016: The ResultsMelbourne Researchers Turning Wine Industry Trash into TreasurePremier Cru Scam to Be Turned into TV ShowHow the Wine Label Became an Art FormBlogs:How Mark West Pinot Noir Targets Everyday Loyal Wine ConsumersHow the Color of Your Wine Matters, According to One Napa WineryAre You Emotionally Intelligent?David Morrison: A Mathematical Analysis of The Judgment of ParisDan Berger: Homogenous Wines a Troubling TrendWineIndustry.Jobs:Hospitality Team MemberFurthermore Pinot Noir – Sebastopol, CA, United StatesTasting Room ManagerLaurentia Vineyard and Winery – Madison, OH, United StatesWinemaker for Award Winning WineryPriam Vineyards – Connecticut, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Names New Executive DirectorNapa Wine Family Finds Success by BlendingPatrick O’Brien Promoted to Waterloo Container Customer Service TeamMichigan Native Michael Schmelzer Has Shaken Up Chianti ClassicoWente Family Estates Announces Key Promotions to Sales & Marketing TeamSupplier News:Join Free Flow for Their First Ever Wine-on-Tap Sales Training!Beat the Heat with Temperature Controlled ShippingWineries Thrive by Switching to the Optima SteamerGlobal Packages Joins Women of the Vine as Corporate PartnerMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Start of Harvest Near for Historic Santa Clara Valley AppellationGreat Northwest Wine: Long Shadows Vintners Stretches Across GlobePiperfield Wines Gets FreshTerlato Family Celebrates 20 Years of Rutherford Hill Winery Ownership2016 Harvest Marks Parrish Family Vineyard’s First Year of Crafting Only Estate-Grown Wine Previous articleHow to Succeed in the Wine Business (Without Really Trying)! on September 13th Raymond VineyardsNext articleYao Family Wines Releases Commemorative Hall of Fame Enshrinement Bottling Editor Share Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, August 24Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, August 24By Editor – August 24, 2016 23 0 ReddItcenter_img TAGSBauerhaus DesignCaliforniaChianti ClassicoConnectucutDan BergerFinger Lakes WineryFree Flow WinesFurthermore Pinot NoirGlobal PackageGreat Northwest WineIn Short Direct MarketingLaurentia Vineyard & WineryMendocino CountyMichiganMonterey CountyNapaOptima Steamerspack n’ ship directParrish Family VineyardPatrick O’BrienPennsylvaniaPiperfield WinesPriam VineyardsRaymond VineyardsRutherford Hill WinerySan Joaquin CountySanta Clara ValleySebastopolSteamericasTerlato FamilyWaterloo ContainerWente Family EstatesWomen of the Vine Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Email Advertisement Facebook Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement last_img read more

Faith-Based Tourism Major Focus of Ministry

first_imgRelatedFaith-Based Tourism Major Focus of Ministry RelatedFaith-Based Tourism Major Focus of Ministry RelatedFaith-Based Tourism Major Focus of Ministry Faith-Based Tourism Major Focus of Ministry TourismAugust 20, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY — Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, says the Ministry of Tourism is seeking to aggressively tap into Faith-based Tourism as a very lucrative market. “Jamaica signalled its entry into the faith-based tourism market on June 1, 2011 when we welcomed the Carnival Destiny Cruise Ship in Montego Bay with over 3,000 Christians aboard,” he noted. Mr. Dyer was speaking at the opening of the Adventist-Laypersons Services and Industries (ASI) 11th International Convention on August 17, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. Deputising for Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, the Chairman said that following on the heels of the successful inaugural launch in the market, the Ministry of Tourism takes great pride in welcoming this mega faith-based event. “Your presence here in Jamaica is a further testimony to the fact that our beautiful country is an attractive destination for members of this market and that Jamaica will be an active player in faith-based tourism,” he said. Mr. Dyer pointed out that the potential benefits from faith-based Tourism are huge, as all sectors of the economy stand to gain – the hotels, tour operators, farmers, craft traders, and ground transport operators. “In light of the fact that most destinations are now basically offering the same product, it is becoming quite difficult to differentiate one destination from another. Diversification is important because today’s traveller is demanding more authentic experiences. The reality is that not all tourists are interested in sun, sea and sand. Some want to visit an untouched authentic location in the cool climes of the Blue Mountain, while others like you, want to visit and spread the gospel,” the Chairman said. The aim of the Ministry, he said, is to make Jamaica the choice destination for all visitors, where their expectations will not only be met but surpassed. “Jamaica welcomes you and this important convention and I hope this event will be mutually beneficial to all involved,” he said. The Convention, which is being held under the theme: ‘Messengers of Hope’, is scheduled to end on August 20. Advertisements By  ALDEEN CAMPBELL, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

More than 100 Schools to Celebrate On August 6

first_imgRelatedMore than 100 Schools to Celebrate On August 6 Advertisements RelatedMore than 100 Schools to Celebrate On August 6 More than 100 Schools to Celebrate On August 6 CultureJuly 25, 2012center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail More than 100 schools have so far confirmed their participation in the country’s golden Jubilee Celebrations on August 6, Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, has informed. “We have had good responses to the request to have school children gather with their teachers at their schools on Independence Day,” he noted. The Minister was addressing journalists on July 23, during a press briefing at Jamaica House, in Kingston. He said as part of Jamaica 50 celebrations on Independence Day, students are being asked to report to the closest school to their homes to participate in a special two-hour ceremony from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. They are being asked to wear their school uniforms or the Jamaican bandana. The ceremony will be held under the theme: ‘Jamaica 50, A Nation on a Mission’. Rev. Thwaites said participation in the ceremony is not mandatory for students, but simply a request to get them involved in one of the most important celebrations in the country’s history. He pointed out that despite objections from some quarters, the Ministry has been getting very favourable responses. “We have been getting many requests for flags, programmes and souvenirs from schools,” he informed.  “There is nothing arbitrary or threatening about this. I wonder why anyone should have a question mark about the school, the centre of the community, putting on a celebration for our 50th anniversary,” the Minister said. “To my mind, the school ought to be the place to do this, and so, we invite communities to come together and join in with the school children,” he urged. RelatedMore than 100 Schools to Celebrate On August 6last_img read more