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European stocks feel the pressure after Greek minister says default is on the horizon and Spain’s ruling party is punished at the polls

first_img European stocks feel the pressure after Greek minister says default is on the horizon and Spain’s ruling party is punished at the polls Share European stocks are feeling the latest shockwaves from Greece. Yesterday Greece’s interior minister said that the country wouldn’t be able to pay the €1.6bn (£1.1bn) it owes the IMF next month.To add to the jitters, the ruling Popular Party (PP) in Spain was hammered at the polls, with smaller, ant-establishment parties doing well. The fallout on the markets was widespread: the German Dax isn’t open, but the Greek ATG was trading 2.1 per cent lower, the French CAC 0.8 per cent lower and the Spanish Ibex 2.21 per cent lower.Greece owes the IMF €1.6bn (£1.1bn) in June, but Nikos Voutsis said on Greek TV that Athens simply doesn’t have the money to pay:The four instalments for the IMF in June are €1.6bn, this money will not be given and is not there to be given.Greece’s position in the EU is strained, with the country still needing to secure a deal with both the EU and the IMF in order to receive €7.2bn in much-needed bailout funds. The EU wants Greece to propose and impose reforms before the money is handed over. Negotiations are ongoing.Yesterday the Greek financial minister, Yanis Varoufakis, told the Andrew Marr show Athens had taken great strides towards a deal, showing that Voutsis’s line is not perhaps shared by the whole Syriza party.There are theories that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras allows his minister to have their heads in interviews to leave him with more negotiating power during meetings with the country’s creditors.  whatsapp Tags: Greek debt crisis Show Comments ▼ 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 WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It Wise Billy Ehrenberg Monday 25 May 2015 8:26 am whatsapplast_img read more

Grexit from the euro means Greece will also have to leave the EU says Martin Schulz, as Athens claims ball is in creditors’ court

first_imgThere is no legal route for Greece to remain in the EU if it leaves the euro, the President of the European Parliament has said.In an interview with the Guardian, Martin Schulz said the Lisbon treaty stipulated that all EU members eventually join the euro:  Once you are a member of the Eurozone there is nothing legally foreseen to leave the Eurozone and to stay in the European Union.This echoes both the “irreversible euro” rhetoric long attached to the project and comments by the Greek Central Bank yesterday: Failure to reach an agreement would… mark the beginning of a painful course that would lead initially to a Greek default and ultimately to the country’s exit from the euro area and – most likely – from the European Union. Read more: Latest – Greece will try to bring more to the table in debt talksYesterday, Greece laid the responsibility for finding a solution to its financial crisis at the feet of its creditors ahead of crunch talks on Thursday. The government also said it would not be able to pay the £1.6bn (£1.2bn) it owes the IMF at the end of June. Speaking to Reuters, one of Greece’s top negotiators, Euclid Tsakalotos, said Athens was willing to make concessions, but would not cross any of its red lines, such as cuts to pensions. He said:There is no financing. We haven’t got access to the markets, we haven’t got money that hasn’t been paid since the summer of 2014, so obviously we won’t be able to pay that.Today’s talks are seen as the best chance for a deal, although an accord is not expected. Asked if there could be an agreement today, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said: “I do not believe so.” But he added that reaching a deal quickly is “a moral duty”.Read more: How will a Grexit affect the euro? Analysts give their view whatsapp whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg Grexit from the euro means Greece will also have to leave the EU says Martin Schulz, as Athens claims ball is in creditors’ court Thursday 18 June 2015 1:50 amcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: Greek debt crisis last_img read more

The search is on in Laois for the 2019 Rose of Tralee

first_img Pinterest Council Community Ireland’s most famous family festival is celebrating 60 years this year and what better time is there to apply for a coveted position in the Rose of Tralee.Regional selections for the Diamond Jubilee year will be staged in towns and cities around the world from February to June.Anyone interested in entering their local Rose of Tralee event can do so online here.An interesting and much-welcomed revamp is also taking place this year.The regional qualification has been removed so that all the Roses in Tralee will feature in the TV broadcast from the final in the Dome on RTÉ.Each Rose Centre will now select a Rose every two years, to make 32 Roses a year.Laois is among the counties chosen to send a Rose in 2019, while Offaly and Carlow will have to wait until 2020.Roses representing Kerry, Cork and Dublin will continue to be selected every year. WhatsApp Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 4th January 2019 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleLaois business offering a free breakfast for this unusual challengeNext articleCllr hits out at ‘deplorable conditions in Portarlington secondary school’ Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Community The search is on in Laois for the 2019 Rose of Tralee NewsCommunity Last year’s Laois Rose Grainne Hogan did exceptionally well, and made it to the live stages, where she made a serious impression on presenter Daithí and the audience in the Dome and at home.So what does it take to become at Rose? Here are some of the entry requirements below:Be 18 years of age by January 1st 2019 and will not have reached your 28th birthday on or prior to September 1st 2019.Be unmarried or never been married.Be female, born in Ireland or an Irish citizen or of Irish origin by virtue of one of your ancestors having been born in Ireland.For applicants residing outside the island of Ireland – be living in the region you wish to represent for a minimum of one year and recommend that if selected as the Rose that you will remain resident in this region for the following 12 months.Never have previously represented any Centre as a Rose in the Regional Festival or International Rose of Tralee Selection.Be available for Rose Selection events and if selected be available for International Festival events.It’s not just the Rose hopefuls getting ready either – men across the country are gearing up for the chance to become of the lucky Rose Escorts.Requirements for Rose Escorts include:Be born in Ireland or of Irish origin by virtue of one of your ancestors having been born in IrelandBe unmarried or never been marriedBe male, 21 years of age by 1st January 2018 and not have reached your 31st birthday on or prior to 1st September 2018If selected be available for the International Festival eventsThe Diamond Jubilee Rose of Tralee will drive away from Tralee in a brand new KIA from McElligotts Tralee, a World Travel Prize valued at €25,000 and a week-long holiday in Kerry from Kerry County Council.Every return visit to Tralee during the 2019 Rose of Tralee’s reign will be spent at the magnificent 4-star Rose Hotel, the home to the Rose of Tralee International Festival.The 2019 Rose of Tralee International Festival will run from Friday 23 to Tuesday 27 August.So whether you’re a budding Rose or hopeful Rose Escort, anyone interested in going forward can apply online here.SEE ALSO – Laois business offering a free breakfast for this unusual challenge The search is on in Laois for the 2019 Rose of Tralee Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Community Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Writing on Wall for Future of Fearpolitik

first_img Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Writing on Wall for Future of Fearpolitik Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center SHARE By Daily NK – 2014.01.01 10:50pm The collapse of theSoviet Union occurred in three stages: the first was the death of Stalin, which was followed by the weakening of class and Suryeongist dictatorship and thefailure of socialist/communist economic construction in the 1960s; the second was the Helsinki Accordsand the human rights investigations of the 1970s; and the last was the President Reagan-ledAmerican 1980s strategy of inciting Soviet collapse through economic warfare projects like the Strategic Defense Initiative (aka “StarWars”).At the core of all three stages was the fundamental failure of Socialist economics. The result was the collapse of the USSR in the early 1990s.North Korea’s Chollima Movement of the KimIl Sung era was also initially successful (in the late 1950s–1960s).  Then, from the mid-1960s, the Byungjin Line ofsimultaneously focusing on national defense and the economy took over.  Kim Il Sung managed to attain only one of these goals, succeedingin the defense sector but failing in economic construction. Thus, the properfoundation for future economic development was never set. Kim Jong Il succeededin developing nuclear weapons and managed to prop up the regime via his military-firstsurvival strategy between 1998 and 2011, but it brought about economicdevastation.Kim Jong Eun has opted for a secondByungjin Line (2013-?), this time featuring the simultaneous development of nuclearweapons and the economy. Will he succeed? All the available indicatorspoint to failure.In the Kim Il Sung era, the East Asian security environment was one of “security amidst the Cold War,” a function of being wedgedbetween the diplomatic blocs of East and West. The charisma of the Suryeong,Kim Il Sung was absolute. In the Kim Jong Il era, Eastern Europecollapsed and North Korea suffered food shortages on a massive scale, but the regime waspreserved by nuclear development and aid from China and SouthKorea. In the Kim Jong Eun era, however, the internationalcommunity is demanding human rights improvements, while South Korea, the UnitedStates, Japan and China are now ranged in opposition to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programs.Marketization has progressed apace, and information from the outside hasmushroomed. Horizontal exchanges of information have become possiblethanks to 2.5 million mobile phones, meaning that the people of Chongjin knowimmediately if something occurs in Pyongyang.  The Stone Age, that time when North Korea relied solely on a single state source for all its information, is long gone.Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Ilbuilt up their “Suryeongist charisma” over multiple decades. Kim Jong Eun has no hope of achieving the same in just a few short years.If we assess the durability of the NorthKorean regime through its various stages, we find that there was a 90% likelihood of success under KimIl Sung’s “total Chollima line;” just 40% under Kim Jong Il’s “military-first line;”and perhaps just 20% under the rule of Kim Jong Eun. There is not a glimmerof hope to be found anywhere. If it were to happen quickly, the Kim regime could becornered, mired in crisis and rife with internal bickering starting by 2014. This situation could then continue until 2018.Accordingly, here are the things to lookout for as North Korean goes into 2014, any or all of which could have adecisive impact on the future of the regime: 1) Afourth nuclear test or long-range missile launch and subsequent pushback fromSouth Korea, the United States, Japan and China, or a military provocationagainst the South and subsequent pushback from South Korea; 2) A backlash from the persistence of “Fearpolitik” across society; 3) Rising levels of doubt due to Kim JongEun’s constant political reshuffling, leading to unexpected elements within the Party and military; 4) The fate of North Korea’s existing special economic zonesand 13 other areas slated for economic development; and/or 5) Most vitally, thesuccess or failure of South Korean government policy toward the North.The 2015-2018 period will see thedisintegration of Kim Jong Eun’s reign. The Byungjin Line of simultaneousnuclear and economic development will fail, and there will be a life-or-deathstruggle for power and the very existence of military and Party. As aresult, various unforeseen incidents and mishaps could occur,indicative of the terminal symptoms of a totalitarian dictatorship. These willinclude political calamity for Kim Jong Eun, characterized by inconsistent decision-making. Decisions made in the morning could be reversed or overturned byevening. South Korea’s fate for the next 50-100 years will be determined by this three-year period.And what may occur if the people of SouthKorea fail to deal appropriately with this issue, thus allowing the KimJong Eun regime to muddle through until 2020? What if China provided economic anddiplomatic assistance to the Kim Jong Eun regime as part of its America policy,with North Korea playing the “bad guy” role instead of China in the NortheastAsian security sphere, all in the midst of a “new East Asian Cold War” featuringthe U.S., Japan, and China?Should this transpire then the Kim Jong Eunregime could indeed survive as a “nuclear power state.” Needless to say, thiswould endanger the sustainable development of South Korea. In fact, itmay well present a serious challenge to South Korean liberal democracy itself.In a given historical period, the totalstrength of a community of nations is the aggregate strength of each individual within each nation.  It is the role of politics to generate this strength. The fate ofa nation may be radically different depending on the manner in which thiscombined “people power” is exhibited during crucial periods of opportunity andcrisis. What can thecurrent generations of South Koreans do to secure the wellbeing and happiness of theirchildren and their children’s children? The answer is the swift overturnof North Korea’s totalitarian Suryeongist dictatorship.  This would be astep in the right direction, portending a new dawn of prosperity for the 75 millionpeople on the Korean Peninsula. Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

Brandes Global Opportunities Fund launches

The fund allows investors, with one purchase, to buy what Brandes LP identifies as undervalued businesses from around the world, regardless of market capitalization or location. It provides access to fast-growing emerging markets and well-developed, mature markets, while leveraging Brandes’ stock picking ability to unleash maximum long-term growth potential. “The Brandes Global Opportunities Fund provides exposure to company-specific opportunities in a flexible mandate,” says Carol Lynde, Brandes Canada president. “We have been investing in companies of all sizes and in all regions of the world for nearly 40 years, so we can offer a depth of judgment based on cumulative experience,” explains Charles Brandes, Brandes LP founder and chairman. The investment committee overseeing the fund includes Charles Brandes; Ralph Birchmeier, director, investments; Ken Little, research director, investments; Brent Woods, managing director, investments; and Gerardo Zamorano, director, investments. The committee members have an average of nearly 22 years of experience and are supported by 29 research analysts and 12 research associates. The fund is being launched at a time when the contraction in global markets, over the past five years, has depressed the stock prices of many profitable companies, creating a window of opportunity. Average price ratios (for large- and small-cap stocks alike) around the world are lower than their historical average, while dividend yields are higher. The fund is eligible for all plan types and may be purchased with a minimum investment of $1,000 ($100 through a pre-authorized debit plan); subsequent investments may be made for a minimum of $500. Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite IE Staff Keywords Fund launchesCompanies Brandes Investment Partners & Co. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF BMO to launch six new mutual funds Toronto-based Brandes Investment Partners & Co. (Brandes Canada) has launched Brandes Global Opportunities Fund with a simple, yet powerful, premise: Any Country. Any Size. Always Value. It is the first fund managed by San Diego-based Brandes Investment Partners, LP to be launched in the last five years in Canada. According to Brandes Canada, the fund fulfills an unmet need for an unconstrained equity fund that enables investors to take advantage of worldwide equity market valuations. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Gov’t to Accelerate Establishment of Youth Information Centres

first_imgRelatedGov’t to Accelerate Establishment of Youth Information Centres Advertisements Gov’t to Accelerate Establishment of Youth Information Centres UncategorizedOctober 24, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, has said that the government plans to accelerate the establishment of Youth Information Centres (YIC) across the island.The move, she said, was part of the continued partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the prevention of HIV/AIDS.She noted that the YICs, as central points of access for the youth, were poised to play a greater role in the prevention of HIV/AIDS as well as provide opportunities for young people to be tested.The Information Minister was speaking at a roundtable discussion entitled: ‘Children’s Advocates and Ombudspersons – Experiences, Challenges and Successes’ which was hosted by the Office of the Children’s Advocate in collaboration with UNICEF on Tuesday (Oct. 23) at the Jamaica Conference Centre.Citing recent statistics, Minister Grange said that 802 young persons in the 15 to 24 age cohort had AIDS, of which 505 of them were females. “In partnership with UNICEF, I am committed to help to change these statistics,” Minister Grange asserted, while lauding the efforts of all stakeholders, who work with children and in HIV prevention. “Today, we remain relentless in our efforts and fight amidst all the constraints and challenges,” she said.Turning to other issues, the Minister expressed concern about the challenges facing single female parent households, the absence or limited existence of male role models, and the marginalization of boys in the society.“The Ministry will seek all the support necessary to create diversions for young men to make them less exposed to activities, which adversely affect their lives as well as the lives of others,” she informed. To this end, she stressed that the creation of job opportunities was high on the agenda of the new administration. “I can speak on behalf of the Prime Minister and the government that we are determined to make a positive impact in this area,” she stated.center_img RelatedGov’t to Accelerate Establishment of Youth Information Centres RelatedGov’t to Accelerate Establishment of Youth Information Centreslast_img read more

2021 Acura TLX debuts with 272-hp turbo-4 and marks the return of the Type S

first_img For the first time in a decade, Acura, Honda’s pseudo-luxury nameplate, will try to take on the might of the European brands head on. There’s a new TLX in town and it’s wearing a Type S badge, the moniker that Honda only trots out when it’s sure it’s got the competition in its sights.The centrepiece of this rejuvenation is the Type S engine, a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6. Now, there were rumours that this would be a rejigged NSX affair, but Acura swears up and down it is all new and, for now at least, specific to the S version of the TLX. It is, however, “developed by some of the company’s most experienced powertrain engineers including members of the team that developed the NSX.” The TLX’s version makes do with a single turbocharger, but it does sport double overhead cams and direct injection. This results, says Acura, in the 3.0L Turbo boasting “a more than 50-percent increase in low-end torque.”RELATED See More Videos Trending Videos The base engine upgrade is really good news, a true step up from the outgoing model’s naturally-aspirated 2.4L. Not only is it up 66 hp from the previous base engine but it also pumps out 98 more pound-feet of torque. In fact, this year’s base 2.0L twists out 13 lb.-ft. more torque than the 2020’s aforementioned 3.5L V6. In other words, the 3.0L Turbo will have to have some serious moxie if it wants to carve out a substantial niche for itself. 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Meanwhile, the wheelbase is some 95 millimetres longer and both front and rear tracks are wider as well, creeping up a size into the void left by the departing RLX. Surprisingly, despite being wider and longer, the 2021’s EPA passenger volume is but a picayune 0.1 cubic feet larger than the outgoing TLX. That’s probably the result of the sloping roof of the TLX’s new four-door coupe styling. Acura’s says this last is heavily influenced by the gorgeous Acura Precision Concept that was launched at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, although the production front fascia is nowhere near as aggressive as the show car’s.Inside, there’s a new 10.2 inch touchscreen but with physical power, volume and seek functions — Yay! — while a new True Touchpad Interface allows more accurate swipe zones and handwriting recognition — we’ll believe that when we, um, swipe that. The bass, meanwhile, should be a-booming thanks to Acura’s ELS Studio audio system that features four ultra-slim ceiling-mounted speakers as well as a new Twin Telford subwoofer. Finally, Acura’s suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies includes Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Driver Awareness Monitor, along with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and a Traffic Jam Assist program that is said to reduce driver stress in highly congested traffic situations by helping keep the vehicle in its lane and at a set spacing behind a car detected ahead. RELATED TAGSAcuraTLXSedanLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesPreview The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2021 Acura TLX 5 Best luxury flagship sedansExactly how many pound-feet of those torque things we don’t know. Nor do we have any horsepower figures. One thing we do know is that initial reports that the engine would have “more than 300 hp” have to be greatly understated. For one thing, if it’s going to keep up with the best BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes of the segment, the Type S will need at least 350 horses to be in the ball park and preferably 375-hp if it wants to be truly competitive. The base engine, a reformulated 2.0-litre four liberated from the Accord, now pumps out 272 horses; 300 or some small increment above that just won’t cut it. 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”last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, July 15

first_imgSubscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, July 15Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, July 15By Editor – July 15, 2016 20 0 Pinterest Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Previous articleDTC Wine Workshops Celebrates Three-Year AnniversaryNext articleGloria Ferrer Is Offering $5000 for the Best Appetizer Recipe in the Country Editor Share Trending Story:Owner Speaks Out on Controversial Barolo SaleEarlier this week, Italian newspaper and American wine publications broke the news that the Vietti winery of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo production zone had been sold…Today’s News:UC Davis Professor Talks Mechanization to Allied Grape GrowersThe labor shortage in California vineyards has the industry looking to increased mechanization and now that effort has spread into academic research, the chairman of the UC Davis viticulture and enology department said on Thursday…House Passes GMO Labeling LegislationThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation establishing a national standard for labeling food containing GMOs…These Workers Fuel a $120M Industry, but Many Sleep on the StreetsRetirement doesn’t suit Martin Garcia.The 82-year-old owns a home in Perris but he prefers to sleep in a F-150 while working as a grape picker in triple digit heat in Mecca…Great Cabernet at a Fraction of the Price? Look to SonomaMaking Vineyard Management DecisionsGrapevine Pest Expands in Pennsylvania‘Hamilton’ Boosts Sales of Terlato WineCoro Mendocino Part V – 2013 Vintage Is ReleasedBayer’s New Bid for Monsanto Likely Will Be Rejected, Analysts SayQantas Offers Free Wine Tastings on Long-Haul FlightsEnglish Wine Guide Omits Entire RegionPort Needs to Learn from New World WineAustralian Imports Accelerate Their U.S. GrowthHappy 50th Anniversary, Robert Mondavi WinesWineIndustry.Jobs:EnologistJoseph Phelps Vineyards – St Helena, CA, United StatesInternal- Account ExecutiveAlkar Human Resources – Napa, CA, United StatesNational Retail Insights Category ManagerTreasury Wine Estates – Napa, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefTop Stories:Heat Damage & Fine WineThe Seven Most Influential Wine Label TrendsVeraison Underway in Napa ValleyResearchers Determine Vineyards Adversely Affect Soil QualitySonoma County Supervisors Signal Support for Limits on Wineries, EventsPlanning a Trip to Napa? Here Are Two Under the Radar Napa Valley Wineries You Must VisitWarren Buffett Versus the Three-Tier Drinks System2015 California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit $31.9 Billion Retail ValueStarting a New Winery? Ten Questions You Should AskPaul Hobbs Solidifies Position in the Sonoma Coast Acquiring Goldrock Ridge VineyardImpact Napa Conference to Include Warren Winiarski Interview, Discussion on Napa Valley GrowthDrinking Wine from Cans Is Now Popular and AcceptableOn-Premise Beverage Alcohol Consumption Continues to Decline, According to Cheers BARometer ReportWine Clubs – Getting Behind the BrandNational Storage Tank CEO Envisions Wine Industry “Hub of Suppliers” for Sonoma County TAGSAlkar Human ResourcesAustralianBaroloGMOGoldrock Ridge VineyardJoseph Phelps VineyardsNapaPaul HobbsPennsylvaniaRobert Mondavi WinerySonomaSonoma CountySt. HelanaTerlato WinesTreasury Wine EstatesVietti WineryWarren BuffettWarren Winiarski center_img Advertisement ReddIt Twitter Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, February 24

first_img TAGSAdvanced ViticultureAustraliaCarl TinderDiam ClosuresFloridaFranceGo FermentorHall WinesMontanaNew JerseyTaste CanadaVintage 99 Label Advertisement Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Previous articleHall Wines Comes to Guana Island for Spring Wine ProgramNext articleNapa Valley College Partners with Forbes Travel Guide to Launch New Hospitality Training Accreditations Online Luxury Service Courses Starting in June 2020 Editor Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, February 24Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, February 24By Editor – February 24, 2020 127 0 Share Pinterest Trending Story:America’s Most Prestigious Wine Futures Auction Raises $3.9 MillionNapa Valleys finest, most innovative wines raised $3.9 million in support of the Napa Valley Vintners mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley …Today’s News:The World’s Most Widespread Wine BrandsWhen it comes to travel, there are two basic types of tourist some people love to try new and exotic things while abroad, whereas others cast hungrily about looking for the comforting familiarity of McDonald’s …Global Warming Challenges Napa Valley Grapegrowers to Find AnswersWhat’s that smell? A funky odor swept over three moms and five children – all wearing bright safety vests — who had gathered last week for a tour of Napa’s Recycling and Composing Facility …Future of North Bay Business: 5G, Robotics, Adventure Tourism, Sustainable Wine Grapes, Millennial RecruitmentWhat will the future of business be in the North Bay and what innovations will drive it was explored Thursday by a panel of experts at the 27th annual Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference, which drew about 250 people to the campus in Rohnert Park …Silver Oak Toppled at Premiere Napa AuctionReclaiming Napa’s Classic StyleWine in a Time of CoronavirusBill to Release Arizona Wine of Limitation Passes House of Commerce CommitteeThe Ins and Outs of Operating in New JerseyMontana Grape and Winery Association to Hold Conference in HamiltonFlorida-based Importer Loses Bid to Sell Directly to California Retailers Without California Importer“Taste Canada” Event Comes to NYCUS Trade Rebounds After Tariff ConfirmationAustralian Wine Exports to China Down 90% as Coronavirus Takes Its Toll2300+ Corkscrews – An Amazing 40 Year Collection Spanning over 200 YearsBlogs:The US Wine Industry in 2020 – Slowing Sales, but Opportunities Still PresentJancis Robinson: Glass Dismissed?Regional Diversity of Grape Varieties Is Important for Climate ChangeSudden Vine CollapseHow to Use Your Own Data to Calm Your Nerves About the Wine SlumpWineIndustry.Jobs:Communications ManagerSLI – Petaluma, CA, USADriver Shipping ReceivingTurrentine Brokerage – Novato, CA, USABarrel Sales RepresentativeRecruiting Associates Network – Paso Robles, CA, USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:How French Wine Master Isabelle Legeron Is Revolutionizing Wine‘Winemaking Is the Best Job in the World,’ Says Matilde PoggiCarl Tinder Announced as Virginia Grower of the YearAfrican Americans Making Their Mark in the Wine IndustryVintner’s Daughter: A Winemaking Approach to Skin CareSupplier News:Meet the Speakers of the 7th Annual Wine ConversationsDry Winter: Soils Vary in Water Holding Capacity – Should You Irrigate Now?Looking for a Unique Texture for Your Next Label Design? – Ask Us About Background Texture Embossing?Cap Management Options & AlternativesMore Supplier News…Vineyard & Winery:Hall Wines Comes to Guana Island for Spring Wine ProgramBaroness Ariane de Rothschild and the Herzog Family Celebrate a 30-Year Partnership in Premium Kosher WinemakingCraft + Estate, a Division of Winebow Imports, Is Appointed Exclusive U.S. Importer of Maison ChanzyLa Grande Maison Younan Collection Celebrates Membership into the Grand Cercle des Vins de BordeauxTop Wine Rating for Napa LOBO Cabernet SauvignonToday’s Featured Video:center_img Email Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Twitter Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement last_img read more

ZJ, Moore co-lead Texas Open through 36

first_imgSAN ANTONIO – Zach Johnson was going nowhere in the Valero Texas Open when it all changed with one putt. He made an 8-foot par putt on the 13th hole of the opening round to stay at 2 under. He followed with a big drive, a hybrid into 12 feet and an eagle. Johnson was on his way, and he kept right on going Friday to a 7-under 65 and a share of the 36-hole lead with Ryan Moore. ”You just never know. That’s the beauty of this game,” Johnson said. ”I felt like I was hitting some solid shots and wasn’t getting rewarded, and you’ve just got to stay in it. You’ve got to persevere, grind it out, fight for pars. You just never know.” Moore had three birdies over his last five holes for a 67 and joined Johnson at 9-under 135. They had a one-shot lead over Grayson Murray (69) and Andrew Landry (67). Ben Crane (66), Martin Laird (65) and David Hearn (68) were three shots behind. Billy Horschel and Keegan Bradley shot 71 and were four shots behind at 5-under 139. Full-field scores from the Valero Texas Open Valero Texas Open: Articles, photos and videos Sergio Garcia, who consulted Greg Norman on the design of the AT&T Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio, had a short stay in his first time at the Texas Open since 2010. Garcia shot an even-par 72, and at one point became so frustrated he threw his driver into the shrubs. Garcia finished at 2-over 146 and missed the cut. It was the first time since 2010 that Garcia missed the cut in successive starts. That was the PGA Championship and, 10 weeks later, the Castello Masters in Spain. This time, he missed the cut in the Masters and Texas Open three weeks apart. Johnson, a two-time winner of the Texas Open, appeared to be headed to a short week until the key par save on the 13th hole, followed by his eagle, par and three straight birdies. He began the second round Friday with five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine, a sixth birdie on the par-4 first hole, and then an eagle on the short par-4 fifth when he holed out from a greenside bunker. The only sour taste to his second round was a three-putt bogey from about 30 feet on his final hole. Even so, the view was much better than it was Thursday afternoon. Moore thought he had wasted a good birdie opportunity on the par-5 14th hole when he left his 50-foot eagle putt about 6 feet short. But he made that, and then holed a similar putt from 8 feet for birdie on the next hole and capped his good finish with a 15-foot putt on the 17th. ”That was a huge momentum putt there,” Moore said of the 14th. ”It was a tough putt from down there with a lot of wind. That green is pretty exposed and … yeah, really short and committed to that second putt really well and knocked it right in the middle.” The birdies on the 14th and 15th were important to Moore because he missed a pair of 10-foot birdie tries to start the back nine. ”So it was nice to get those and get going in the right direction on the back,” he said. The cut was at 1-over 145, and because 80 players made the cut, there will be a 54-hole cut on Saturday.last_img read more