The Conservative party needs to rediscover its economic way

first_img Though much mocked for its repetition, the plan was more than just a catchphrase. From deficit reduction and tax cuts to welfare reform and immigration control, it was underpinned by meaningful policy.The Conservatives have not developed a clear economic platform since.Brexit is partly to blame, exemplified by the way this year’s Spring Statement on Wednesday will be overshadowed by more meaningful Brexit votes. But the real cause is deeper. The Conservative party has lost its way on the economy.As a special adviser to both David Cameron and Theresa May, I watched as the economic plan was torn up, piece by piece. By the 2017 General Election, the party had no coherent economic message at all.Since that disastrous campaign, the government has clarified its broad fiscal policy. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years The Prime Minister and chancellor’s “balanced approach” of keeping debt falling and increasing public spending gives a clear anchor ahead of the next spending review. It also provides an important dividing line with a potential Labour government: debt down under the Conservatives, up under Jeremy Corbyn.But there are two other big areas where the Conservatives need urgent clarity: tax and economic growth.Long-promised cuts to corporation tax and increases in the personal allowance are now close to being delivered.So what comes next?After years of spending cuts, and with the country facing the rising costs of an ageing population, there is little scope for further large tax cuts given borrowing targets. But the 2017 election showed that if the Conservatives want to be seen as the low tax party, they must back up that assertion with specific measures. whatsapp The Conservative party needs to rediscover its economic way Share For most people, the Conservative’s 2015 “long-term economic plan” is now a distant memory.But as someone who was deeply immersed in that election campaign, I still sometimes wake up at night reciting its contents. 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This leaves the government in a position where the Treasury – still Whitehall’s most powerful department – has limited engagement with or interest in the government’s headline growth plan.There is much good in the industrial strategy, including the government taking a greater role in identifying the sectors where the UK is likely to succeed and consciously supporting them. But without the Treasury’s backing, the strategy will not fulfil its potential.The government needs to reboot the agenda with the Treasury taking the lead role. This should include a return to the Osborne-era support for city regions outside London and the south east.Clarifying economic policy in these areas isn’t just good economics, it is good politics too.The thought of an election before 2022 no doubt terrifies Conservative MPs. But given the parliamentary arithmetic and Brexit difficulties, another election remains a strong possibility.Labour enters it with a very clear economic message: masking a radical agenda with platitudes about asking those at the top to pay a bit more tax with no rises for the rest, investing in left-behind regions, and taking on a rigged system.The Conservatives urgently need a clear economic agenda to counter that threat. Falling debt, more money for public services, low taxes, and a proper growth strategy could provide its building blocks. Opinion One idea might be to put an overall limit on the tax take. Australia has a “tax speed limit”, a ceiling for tax as a percentage of GDP. The UK’s fiscal rules cover a number of borrowing measures; they could include tax too.This would tie the government’s hands in some ways, but low taxes should be for life – not just Christmas and elections. This would also draw another political dividing line, with Corbyn’s tax hikes putting him above the speed limit.An overall commitment to low taxes could be further bolstered with a specific tax cut. Increases to the personal allowance mean that people will soon be able to earn £12,500 a year without paying income tax. But National Insurance contributions still kick in for employees earning £162 a week, or under £8,500 a year.A modest increase to that threshold would be a broad-based, progressive tax reduction, which would disproportionately help those earning the least.The second big challenge is how to boost growth. Higher productivity growth means higher wages and healthier public finances. Yet sadly, the government’s pro-growth policy currently falls between two stools. Tags: Brexit David Cameron Jeremy Corbyn People Tax Theresa Maylast_img read more

Dispatches from the Arctic Science Summit

first_imgClimate Change | Environment | Juneau | SoutheastDispatches from the Arctic Science SummitMarch 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Jenkins Share:Matt Miller holds an 18,000 year old willow branch. Marie Thoms of UAF’s Institute of Arctic Biology is the photobomber. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Scientists, policy makers and environmental enthusiasts from around the world gathered last week in Fairbanks for Arctic Science Summit.Climate change was a popular topic during the summit, particularly the long-term effects and how that impacts weather patterns down south. Warming temperatures have also limited subsistence hunting and fishing for those who depend the most on the resources.KTOO’s Matt Miller was at the summit, which included a tour of a permafrost tunnel — a hole cut inside a layer of permafrost. Prehistoric fossils are sometimes found in the frozen ground below.Hear more about the summit here:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Share this story:last_img read more

Tesco bolsters its corporate finance team

first_imgMonday 26 January 2015 5:35 am Share whatsapp Jessica Morris Tesco bolsters its corporate finance team Embattled Tesco is bolstering its corporate finance team, implying the retailer will take more moves to increase its cash position in the future.The supermarket is reported to have headhunters searching for someone to lead a small corporate finance department, which would look at investment opportunities, portfolio reviews and mergers and acquisitions. The new role would report to new chief executive Dave Lewis, finance director Alan Stewart and group strategy director Benny Higgins, according to a report by the Financial Times, citing unnamed sources.Tesco, which is the UK’s biggest supermarket, is widely expected to take steps to gut its bloated balance sheet. Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s recently followed Moody’s by slashing the supermarket’s credit rating to junk, saying its cost-cutting efforts did not go far enough.Despite this, not everyone is feeling quite so pessimistic. Broker JP Morgan recently upgraded Tesco to “overweight” from “equal weight”. It said the market was underestimating Tesco’s ability to improve its profit margins and it had the “sufficient firepower and self-help to improve meaningfully the competitiveness of its UK customer proposition”.Tesco’s turnaround plan, which was unveiled earlier this month, included a number of measures to boost its cash position such as scrapping its dividend, cost-cutting and the sale of marketing arm Dunnhumby. New chief executive Dave Lewis also announced a new pricing strategy, a new UK boss and plans to sell off some assets.This means we could see moves similar to the sale of music streaming service Blinkbox – which has been bought by Australian firm Guvera for an undisclosed sum. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GamePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition Show Comments ▼ Tags: Company Tescolast_img read more

Celtic come to Tower Hamlets as Charlie Mulgrew launches charity programme Breaking Barriers

first_img Celtic come to Tower Hamlets as Charlie Mulgrew launches charity programme Breaking Barriers Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking 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 Proof whatsapp Wednesday 11 February 2015 8:38 pm Share Celtic FC star and Scotland international Charlie Mulgrew will be helping the club hark back to its east London heritage today with the launch of a new three-year charitable sports programme in Tower Hamlets.The midfielder will be joined by the boss of Celtic’s charity arm Tony Hamilton to launch the Breaking Barriers programme, a scheme of sports and arts activities designed to target kids at risk of falling prey to gang culture. The scheme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and supported by 5 Star Active and Poplar HARCA, will run 48 weeks a year in the borough. Celtic FC founder Brother Walfrid left Scotland five years after starting the club and moved south to work in the east end, helping poor children by teaching at St. Anne’s School, Whitechapel.Good to see the club back in London. center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyGive It LoveRemember These Rare Sisters? See Them NowGive It LoveBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

News / CMA CGM chiefs eye ‘significant’ operational synergies in plan for integrating APL

On the assumption that CMA CGM’s acquisition of NOL receives the approval of anti-trust authorities next year, senior executives are drafting integration plans for the two shipping groups.In the case of Hapag-Lloyd’s takeover of CSAV’s container business, overlaps in services and rationalisation enabled the German carrier to return a number of chartered vessels to their owners, which played a significant part in an estimated $400m of annual savings from the merger.And by combining back office functions Hapag-Lloyd shut down or mothballed several CSAV offices around the world and shed more than 2,000 staff from both organisations.The ownership structures of the APL and CMA CGM fleets are quite different – while the Marseilles-headquartered group charters-in some 66% of its vessels, APL’s chartered tonnage amounts to just 26%And CMA CGM employs around 22,000 staff in 655 offices around the world, while NOL has approximately 7,400 employees in 180. NOL chief executive Ng Yat Chung confirmed this week there would be redundancies at APL, although he stressed that CMA CGM had agreed to honour NOL’s severance packages.Despite CMA CGM’s pledge to keep and develop the APL brand, it clearly does not want to see it continue to haemorrhage cash on many of its services. And given that the carriers could ultimately use the same ships on some trades, there could no longer be a need for separate offices for CMA CGM and APL in many places.In a press release on Monday, CMA CGM highlighted the “significant operational synergies” it believed would result from the purchase. And it is only by taking advantage of this to drive down costs that makes the sense for CMA CGM to stretch itself in paying $2.4bn and taking on NOL’s $2.6bn debt.According to Alphaliner’s latest carrier league table, the combined fleet of CMA CGM and NOL’s APL container arm, would equate to 563 vessels for 2.32m teu, after adding APL’s 538,590 of capacity. It said the enlarged CMA CGM would have a global capacity share of 11.4%, cementing third-place behind MSC’s 2.7m teu for 13.4% market share and Maersk Line’s 3m teu for 14.7%.Alphaliner noted that APL’s fleet count did not include four owned 13,892 teu ships that have been chartered-out to its G6 partner MOL for redelivery in 2017. These ships, it said, would add to CMA CGM’s orderbook of vessels due to be delivered over the next two years.CMA CGM has stated that it would like to take APL out of the G6 alliance and add it to the Ocean 3 grouping, together with UASC and CSCL – although the latter’s continued membership of the alliance depends on the outcome of its proposed merger with Cosco.The Loadstar understands that G6 members are required to give one year’s notice to leave the alliance, suggesting that if this is done after completion of the deal the process of switching alliance camps could be lengthy. However, if all parties agree it could be possible for the notice period to be shortened, not least because the remaining five alliance partners might find it more practical for APL to leave earlier.Meanwhile, APL’s port operators, charter ship owners and service providers are likely to suffer some anxious moments in the coming year as the deal progresses. By Mike Wackett 09/12/2015 read more

Premium / EXCLUSIVE M&A radar: Maersk talks harbour towage sale with Boluda

first_img Email* << Go back New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password Password* Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alessandro Pasetti 13/02/2020 Reset Safe harbours.Without having to elaborate on the relevance of the latest appointment made by Denmark’s AP Møller-Mærsk (APMM) this week, let’s make sure that we are all on the same page from the outset:“With effect 1 May 2020, Patrick Jany will take up the position as chief financial officer (CFO) of AP Møller ? Mærsk A/S and will become a member of the executive board. Patrick Jany, age 52, comes from a position as member of the executive committee and ... Premium subscriber LOGINlast_img read more

WHO warns the world is still failing to develop desperately needed antibiotics

first_img Culture plates used in research on the burden of bacterial infections on the health care system. The WHO warns the world is still failing to develop desperately needed antibiotics. CDC/James Gathany What’s included? 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. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Despite mounting concern over antibiotic resistance, a new report finds that none of 43 antibiotics currently in development target the most dangerous bacteria, making them insufficient to tackle the fast-growing public health threat.Meanwhile, new antibiotics are few and far between. Just 11 were approved since 2017, but nine of these offer limited benefits over existing treatments. Why? They belong to classes of medicines where resistance has already taken hold. In fact, most of the new antibiotics that became available in recent decades are variations of antibiotics that were discovered by the 1980s. Pharmalot [email protected] Log In | Learn More What is it? @Pharmalot center_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman April 15, 2021 Reprints WHO warns the world is still failing to develop desperately needed antibiotics Ed Silverman Tags antibioticsdrug developmentSTAT+ About the Author Reprints GET STARTED 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.last_img read more

Nordkoreanischer Überläufer: Einsturz war nur eine „Frage der Zeit“

first_imgEin ehemaliger Bauarbeiterder oft auf Baustellen entlang der Kwangbok Street in Pjöngjang arbeiteteerklärte Daily NK: „Seit dem Zerfall des offiziellen Verteilungssystem in1990ern hat die Regierung  kein einzigesGebäude fachmännisch fertigstellen können. Es gibt Korruption auf jeder Stufe,von der Verteilung zur Beschaffung und von der Buchhaltung bis hin zurBaustelle selbst. Es ist schwer sich ein wirklich gut konstruiertes Gebäude inNordkorea vorzustellen.“ Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News Auch als es 2004 eineExplosion mit vielen Toten in der Ryonchon Station gab, hat sich das Regimeruhig verhalten, um vor allem vom Versagen auf Seiten der Regierung abzulenken.Sollte ein Unfall auch Todesfälle herbeiführen, wird von der Bevölkerungerwartet keine „unbegründeten Gerüchte“ zu verbreiten, damit sich das Regimenicht in einer ungünstigen Position befindet. Laut des Überläuferssind billigere Alternativen sehr schnell zur Norm geworden angesichts der immerstärker werdenden Korruption. „Wir haben um die Wände zu machen oft heiße Kohleund Schlamm in den Zement gemischt. Ich weiß auch, dass es bisher bei diesen Gebäudennoch keine Unfälle gab, aber wir haben auch nur ein vier-stöckiges Gebäudegebaut. Nichtsdestotrotz ist es nur eine Frage der Zeit bis eines der anderenHochhäuser zusammenfallen wird. Denn diese wurden ebenfalls mit dieser billigenMethode gebaut.“ Nordkoreanischer Überläufer: Einsturz war nur eine „Frage der Zeit“ News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Diese Aussage stimmtsich auch mit Berichten aus Nordkorea selbst überein. Eine Quelle fügte dem hinzu:„Der Zusammensturz letzte Woche ist vergleichbar mit dem aus 2007 in der Nähevon Hyesan, wo ein sieben-stöckiges Gebäude zusammengestürzt ist. Das liegt vorallem auch daran das Menschen die vom Staat erbauten Gebäude nach eigenemBelieben  modifizieren. Auch wenn nichtwirklich klar ist wer dafür verantwortlich ist, könnten viele ihr Lebenverlieren, wenn sie vom Regime dafür als verantwortlicherklärt werden.“ Beamte werden oft vonBauarbeitern verspottet: „Parteikader machen es mit Überzeugung,Sicherheitsagenten machen es mit Stolz und Arbeiter machen es mit Geschick.“Ein anderen Überläufer fügt erklärend hinzu: „Kader (benutzen Korruption) deutlich,die Mächtigen benutzen ihre Macht und die Arbeiter nehmen etwas für sich selbstmit, aber nicht genug um erwischt zu werden.“ North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHAREcenter_img Facebook Twitter Überläufer die mitDaily NK gesprochen hatten, gehen davon aus, dass der Einsturz letzte Wocheauch durch unzureichende und minderwertige Baumaterialien entstand. Darüberhinaus fügten sie hinzu, dass Konstruktionsarbeiten in einer ad-hoc Weiseauslaufen, da Kadermitglieder oft Zement oder Stahlverstärkungen für eigeneZwecke nutzen. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Nach dem Einsturzeines 23-stöckigen Wohnhauses letzte Woche in Pjöngjang, gibt es weiterhinverschiedene Spekulationen, vor allem nach dem sich die nordkoreanische  Behörden in einem eher sehr seltenem Manövervon dem Unfall in den Staatsmedien berichten lies. Noch immer gibt es keinebestätigten Angaben zu Verletzten oder Todesopfern. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News By Kang Mi Jin – 2014.05.29 8:41am Er fügte hinzu: „Eswar normal nachlässig zu Arbeiten. Sogar Stahlverstärkungen oder Zement, diezum Bau von den Apartments benötigt wurden, wurden geklaut. Normalerweise istder hochqualitative Zement sofort verschwunden, während der billige Zement aufder Stelle verwendet wurde. Anstatt dicker Stahlstäben haben wir Dünnere undSchwächere verwendet.“ Überläufer sind sichdarüber hinaus einig, dass durch die vielen neuen Gebäude, die auch durchKorruption gebaut wurde, nun sehr viele Einwohner in ihren eigenen vier Wändenin ernsthafter Gefahr sind.last_img read more

Service NSW December Mobile Hubs

first_imgService NSW December Mobile Hubs Service NSW Mobile Hubs will be returning to the Shoalhaven in early December to the following locations:St George’s Basin Mobile Service Centre – Links Avenue, Sanctuary Point NSW 2540 – Open 3 December 2020 – 10am – 3pmSussex Inlet Mobile Service Centre- Corner Jacobs Drive and Neilson Street, Sussex Inlet – Open 4 December 2020 – 9am – 12pmA reminder that Service NSW staff on board can provide support across a broad range of services including:Renewing a driver licence or vehicle registration Processing of Medical and Mobility Parking Permits Processing of RSA and RCG cards Undertaking driver knowledge tests Applying for births, deaths and marriages certificates Applications and Renewals for Working with Children Checks Consulting with a Cost of Living specialist for help accessing more than 70 government rebates and savings. Mobile Service Centres will accept cashless payments by credit and debit card or cheque.Please check the Service NSW website for the latest information on service locations and opening hours. /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:children, debit card, Government, licence, local council, mobile, NSW, Sanctuary Point, Service NSW, Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven City Council, St George, Sussex Inlet, vehicle, websitelast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, February 28

first_imgHome Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, February 28Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, February 28By Editor – February 28, 2017 29 0 Pinterest Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Previous articleWhat Happened to the Old Days in the Wine and Spirit Game!Next articleAre You Hiring the Right People? Editor Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement ReddIt Share Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Twitter TAGSAdam LeeAdelsheim VineyardAEB GroupArkansasFrancis Ford Coppola WineryGrapeConnectJoth RicciJuclasKate MichaudMadrigal Family WineryMarylandMiocene WineryNapa CountyPurple Heart WinesRobert Mondavi WineryRuth SaundersSiduri WinesSonomaTexasThe Personnel PerspectiveUPM RaflatacVirginiaWashingtonYork Mountain Winery Email Trending Story:Pending Legislation Threatens to Close as Many as 25 Maryland WineriesThe Maryland Wineries Association has been scrambling for the past couple weeks to have a proposed bill rewritten to prevent as many as one-third of its wineries from being closed immediately…Today’s News:5 Visions for North Bay’s Future at Sonoma State Economic ConferenceThe 24th Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference was held before more than 200 students, educators, business leaders and public officials at the Student Center on Feb. 15…After the Rains, Grapegrowers Gauge the Coming Season“We’re not going to be able to turn all this water into wine.” That’s one grapegrower’s take on the surplus rainfall of recent months and what it will mean for vineyards in Napa County as the rain season ebbs and the growing season draws near…Catch the WAVE at Second Annual Research SeminarRegistration is open for WAVE Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enologya research-focused seminar designed for grape growers and winemakers…Month-over-Month Average Online Bulk Wine Prices [Nov 2016 – Feb 2017] Focuses Industry on Younger Consumers at Seventh Annual Growth SummitExecutive Order Takes Aim at Obama-Era Water RuleSonoma County Winegrowers See Total Sustainability in Their SightsIsolated Napa County Winery Allowed 16 Visitors a DaySecond Annual CAWG Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for Student ScholarshipsBill Allowing Out-of-State Wine in Grocery Stores Fails in Arkansas HouseWine Retailer Association Announces Support for Long Needed Texas Wine Shipping BillSanta Margherita USA Announces Nationwide Appointments of Regional Distributor NetworkWhite Hot: Taking the Temperature of Presents: Great American Beer BarsBlogs:The $124 Million Wine FraudTry It, You’ll Like It: What Can Wine Learn from the Cruise Ship Industry?What Happened to the Old Days in the Wine and Spirit Game!Celebrities Tap into Wine’s Ultra-Cool FactorHere’s Why You Can’t Trust Your Friends’ Reviews of ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ — or Anything ElseWineIndustry.Jobs:Sales Account ManagerGlass Packaging Company – Napa, CA, United StatesCellar AssistantsTinhorn Creek Vineyards – Oliver, BC, CanadaWine Brand Representative/BrokerAbarbanel Brand Wines – New York, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Adelsheim Vineyard Announces Stumptown’s Joth Ricci as New CEODouble Canyon Hires Kate Michaud as WinemakerRuth Saunders Named Grower of the Year by the Virginia Vineyards AssociationInterview with Winemaker Adam Lee of Siduri WinesFoodie Chap with Winemaker Genevieve Janssens of Robert Mondavi WinerySupplier News:Two New Ellagitan Barrique Liquid ProductsUPM Raflatac Launches Premium No-Label Look for Beverages2 Brand New Crossflow Units Just Arrived in Napa for All of Your Mobile Filtration NeedsSupervisory Training – Supervisor’s Toolkit II: Tough ConversationsMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Spring Is in the Air – Celebration of Persian New Year Art Exhibit at Madrigal’s Sausalito Wine Tasting GalleryMiocene Winery Wastewater RecyclingPurple Heart Wines Hosts Military Veterans and Congressional Wine CaucusYork Mountain Winery Re-Opens as Epoch Estate Wines Tasting RoomFrancis Ford Coppola Winery Celebrated with 2017 Oscar Winners & Nominees at 89th Academy Awards Ceremony & Governors Ball Facebooklast_img read more