Delivered from death by a ‘miracle,’ a survivor walks gingerly among the living

first_imgEndnotesDelivered from death by a ‘miracle,’ a survivor walks gingerly among the living Privacy Policy Maria Fabrizio for STAT Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. It was June of 2016 and they’d soon leave Hyde School for good, and so they gathered in the old mansion on a rainy night with their classmates and teachers for a tradition known as “the cards are dealt.”One by one their time came and they stood and spoke of their parents’ divorce or a physical setback or a parent’s death, and then explained how they’d played those cards. The ritual calls for them to recognize resilience, to see shelters they’ve already built against adulthood’s storms.At the edge of the group sat a 43-year-old teacher who’d been dealt the worst card. Days before, doctors told Lisa Geller they could no longer treat her endometrial cancer, which had spread with stunning pace. Her supervisor asked if she’d like to address the kids. She spoke last.advertisement “I remember saying — it was really difficult for me — but I felt like my light was not ready to go out. And I don’t think that was bullshit. I don’t think that was me sitting in front of 17- and 18-year-olds trying to make them feel better.”Geller only fell apart once over the next couple of days: during a student performance of the hit song “Good to Be Alive.” But weeks later she was in her parents’ bed with sunlight through the window and the sound of children in the ballfields out back, and she had nothing left.advertisement Tags cancerend of life Geller curled one hand around her mother’s fingers. She was in blinding pain, fogged by painkillers, and tucked into a ball with her rescue dog, Sadie, at her hip.“I want to be buried where Nana is,” she told them. And she told them of her regrets: of never experiencing true love, or career pinnacles or financial security — milestones her peers had achieved in the years she was trying to stay alive.And now it is a year later, and Geller sits at the big window of a Boston cafe with her coffee and pastry, with people stopping in from yoga and shopping, oblivious to the miracle in their midst. She is brightly dressed with blond-tinted hair and colorful glasses. She could pass for 30.About that miracle (even her doctors called it that): “It sounds so cliché, but it was like pouring water on a dead plant and it comes back to life.”Not long after the day in her parents’ bed, Geller’s doctor prescribed a long-shot immunotherapy drug that wasn’t yet approved for her particular cancer, but that has shown some promise in other tumor types. Within two weeks her pain had subsided and her tumors had started melting away, and by the autumn her cancer was gone.And now she is wondering what comes next.“I feel stalled, I guess you’d say. We’re all supposed to be married and in a committed relationship and buy a house and achieve professional success, and that all sort of happens during the seven-year span I’ve been in treatment.“I’m not in crisis anymore, but now I’m faced with dealing with my real issues, missing those milestones.”Considerable obstacles remain. She revisits the trauma of her near-death experience, and confronts the physical damage and scars that remain. She lives in constant fear, fueled by immunotherapy’s short history, that her cancer will return.Because of these new drugs, cancer and palliative care specialists are seeing more people who were dying and then suddenly were not. Some of them never feel the weight of that process, and they lift an eyebrow at those who express anything but gratitude for a second chance. Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Please enter a valid email address. Leave this field empty if you’re human: But for those like Geller, stranded in the liminal state between dying and living, the story is more complicated than perhaps we like our miracles to be.She’s trying to craft a social life around her adopted hometown of Bath, Maine, despite her need to sleep sometimes 15 hours a night because of immunotherapy side effects, and she’s dialing down her goals around 50-hour workweeks.Even with a counselor to help her weave her anger and gratitude into something more manageable, it is a steep challenge.“There’s part of me that feels like I have to say something that I’m struggling with, for people to understand that my normal is a lot different than their normal. And I really struggle with that — with wanting to say, ‘I just want to tell you I’m fucking angry and I’m sad because of the lost time.’”But she doesn’t.Instead she meets her 75 students where they are and then sleeps through the night, and she writes and knits and goes for coffee and drops subtle clues to those around her that she is not who she appears to be. She is someone in waiting: waiting for the next card to be dealt, hoping it is one that might deliver her into the complication of a normal life. Trending Now: By Bob Tedeschi Sept. 12, 2017 Reprintslast_img read more

Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny invite newly-engaged couples to Wedding Afternoon

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th July 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Facebook Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp TAGSKilkennyNewpark Hotel GAA Twitter Facebook Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny invite newly-engaged couples to Wedding Afternoon WhatsApp The luxurious 4-star Newpark Hotel will hold a Wedding Showcase Afternoont this Sunday, July 21, from 2pm to 5pm.The hotel set on 40 acres of parkland, provides an idyllic setting for weddings. With over 50 years’ experience in the wedding industry, this event is a fantastic opportunity for newlyweds to get an exclusive look into a Newpark Hotel wedding.Newpark Hotel have a dedicated wedding team who work to create wedding packages for all tastes and budgets and can tailor wedding package to suit the needs and requirements of every couple.On the day Newpark Hotel’s culinary team will be offering their expert advice to foodie couples to plan a wedding meal to remember.Couples will be introduced to the hotel’s carefully chosen bridal suppliers including the best bakers, florists, photographers and bridal wear stylists, with lots of local wedding specialists exhibiting on the day.Newpark Hotel’s Wedding Co-ordinator, Sinéad said, “The whole team in Newpark Hotel are looking forward to meeting all newly engaged couples at our Wedding Showcase Afternoon.“We take huge pride in helping couples create their vision for their wedding day. Newpark Hotel is a unique location where everything is possible, from small intimate gathering to larger events for up to 320 guests.“On the day, we will also introduce couples to the best wedding suppliers in the industry.”All newly engaged couples in attendance will be in with a chance to win a one night stay in one of Newpark Hotels’ luxury balcony suites.Newpark Hotel hosts beautiful Civil Ceremonies and there are many churches nearby. To arrange an appointment with Newpark Hotel’s wedding team please contact Sinéad [email protected] 056-7760593.SEE ALSO – Check out the Newpark Hotel website here Twitter Previous article‘Drones’ being used to ferry drugs and phones into Midlands PrisonNext articleLaois Ladies set to play All-Ireland championship match in O’Moore Park LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest GAA Home Sponsored Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny invite newly-engaged couples to Wedding Afternoon Sponsored 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

10 days of ideological education for family reunion attendees

first_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHARE By Mun Dong Hui – 2018.07.06 2:47pm News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 10 days of ideological education for family reunion attendees News The North Korean regime has ordered that those with “ideological issues” are to be removed from the list of family reunion applicants and that those remaining on the list must undergo thorough ideological education, report sources in North Korea.“An order regarding the ‘principles concerning participants in the divided family reunions’ was sent down by the Central Committee [of the Korean Workers’ Party, KWP],” said a Pyongyang-based source on July 3. “It stated that the fundamental principle [of selecting participants] is to select those who have been unwaveringly loyal and faithful followers of the KWP.”According to the source, the document further stated that “[the list of participants] must be made up of the purest of the pure who have maintained unquestionable loyalty to the Party throughout the 1990s and 2000s and have given their all at the front lines of carrying out the orders of the Party without fail and throughout all arduous and difficult periods.” The document also stipulated that “background checks will be conducted for families who have relatives in South Korea within 8 degrees of kinship, and those who are impure in their ideology will be banned from participating in the reunions. Any families who were punished in the 1960s for criticizing Party policy or who are currently receiving punishment will be taken off the list.” The North Korean authorities have also stated that the ideological loyalty of families who have relatives in South Korea will be thoroughly investigated by examining their participation in “inminban” (similar to a local neighborhood watch) before being put on the list, a separate source in Pyongyang said, adding that the authorities will also be conducting ideological education over the course of several days for those who have passed with flying colors.“The authorities have decided to gather all of the participants who have been selected by each local Party committee by July 22 at the Mount Liberation Motel before giving them a five-day tour of Pyongyang and another five-day marathon of lectures,” she said.The reunion participants ultimately will have 10 days of ideological education under their belts before the reunions start. Tours of Pyongyang generally involve visits to Kim Il Sung statues, Kim Il Sung’s alleged birthplace of Mangyungdae, and other sites that glorify the regime.South Korea, meanwhile, is conducting a transparent, random drawing of participants for the reunions. The final participants will receive a single day of education about North Korea before the day of the reunions.The first family reunions were held in August 2000 following the inter-Korean summit in June that year. Since then, 20 reunions took place until October 2015. A total of 4,185 and 19,928 members of divided families in North and South Korea have met through the reunions, respectively.center_img Facebook Twitter News AvatarMun Dong HuiMun Dong Hui is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again NewsEconomy Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

Dynamic names new chief investment strategist

“I look forward to the opportunity of working closely with the investment management team and sharing macro and asset allocation views with our clients.” Zyblock takes over the role from Rohit Sehgal, who will remain at Dynamic as a vice president and portfolio manager focusing on alternative investments. The new chief investment strategist has over 17 years of experience in the industry and previously worked at RBC Capital Markets. In addition to Zyblock and Sehgal, Dynamic also announced several changes in portfolio managers, which will take effect September 1. Alexander Lane will be the new co-portfolio manager for the Dynamic Power Growth Fund and Class and Dynamic Power Balanced Fund and Class. Noah Blackstein will work with Lane on the U.S. equities side of the funds. Chuk Wong will take on lead portfolio management responsibilities for Dynamic Emerging Markets Class. Yassen Dimitrov will take over lead portfolio manager responsibilities for Dynamic Financial Services Fund. Dynamic Funds is managed by GCIC Ltd., a subsidiary of DundeeWealth Inc., which is a subsidary of Bank of Nova Scotia. Myles Zyblock stepped into the role of chief investment strategist for Toronto-based Dynamic Funds on Wednesday. “I am excited to become part of the Dynamic Funds family given the innovative range of its investment products and its deep pool of talented investment managers,” said Zyblock in a statement. Keywords Fund managers,  AppointmentsCompanies Dynamic Funds Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers FSRA appoints new board member Share this article and your comments with peers on social media NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFs Related news IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Clarendon Police Traffic Division Receive Radar Guns

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Bauxite/alumina company, Jamalco, has donated two radar guns to the Clarendon police traffic division to enhance its monitoring capabilities, as it seeks to reduce road fatalities along the major ‘hot spots’ in the parish.Speaking at the handing over ceremony held on Thursday (February 25) at the Halse Hall Great House in Clarendon, Minister of National Security, Senator, Hon. Dwight Nelson expressed appreciation to Jamalco for its continued involvement in road safety in the parish.Senator Nelson said Jamalco has over the years been an outstanding contributor to road safety in the parish through its efforts in road safety programme in schools.“Jamalco’s continued involvement in the defensive driving sessions for taxi operators is a most commendable undertaking and for that as policy makers the government is most appreciative there is no doubt that this has gone a long way in reducing some of the carnage that we have had to face in the past,” he added.Senator Nelson said that the government is committed to the implementation of the National Road Safety policy and will be placing emphasis on awareness signs, with safety messages.This will involve road signs which highlight speed limits, with the radar guns assisting in enforcing these strategies.Senator Nelson implored Jamaicans to make very effort to use the roads in a manner which show respect for others, and will keep everyone safe.“Although we were not able to keep fatalities below the three hundred mark it is incumbent on me to thank those who made a concerted effort to drive safely. I am imploring everyone to do everything to make every effort to make this season, this lent season and beyond an accident free one. By so doing and if we accomplish this then we will have done human service to this country and its people in these tough economic times,” he said.Senator Nelson pointed out that road accidents and fatalities amount to millions of dollars in expenses. “Last year it was estimated that some $100 million was spent by families for funeral expenses for relatives killed in traffic accidents. The Ministry of Health during the same period spent some $1.2 billion to treat persons injured in traffic accidents island wide,” he outlined.He disclosed that his Ministry is collaborating with the Ministry of Transport and Works in a new approach to monitoring motorists, in order to stem breaches of the Road Traffic Act.“We have come up with a software and we have erected cameras in Half Way Tree and on South Camp Road which can check motorist as they drive, identify license plates on motor vehicles even if these vehicles are traveling up to two hundred miles per hour and can check that license plates data against a data bank that the police has .we have ran a pilot project and we have nabbed quite a few people,” he said“I am calling on all motorists to desist from committing breaches of the road traffic act we will ensure that the laws are adhered to as officers from the highway patrol and the Clarendon division will be there to police these roads and append offenders,” Senator Nelson cautioned. Clarendon Police Traffic Division Receive Radar Guns National SecurityFebruary 28, 2010 RelatedClarendon Police Traffic Division Receive Radar Guns RelatedClarendon Police Traffic Division Receive Radar Gunscenter_img Advertisements RelatedClarendon Police Traffic Division Receive Radar Gunslast_img read more

FedDev Ontario supports tourism sector’s recovery across Eastern Ontario

first_imgFedDev Ontario supports tourism sector’s recovery across Eastern Ontario From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario$750,000 for tourism-dependent businesses in Eastern Ontario communities to pivot and support 185 jobsMay 28, 2021 – Cornwall, ONTourism across Eastern Ontario is essential to the vitality of the region and contributes significantly to Canada’s economy. From its extraordinary waterfront to vibrant downtowns to Indigenous cultural tourism attractions, the region has historically brought in millions of annual visitors.Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), announced a non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment of $750,000 to support the tourism industry in communities across Eastern Ontario.With a $500,000 investment, Regional Tourism Organization #9 (RTO #9) is providing non-repayable contributions of up to $20,000 to local tourism-oriented businesses. These contributions are supporting local businesses with adapting and eventually re-opening, by providing financial support for activities such as space renovations and retrofits, purchase of equipment fixtures and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as support for technology and digitization. The project is in partnership with the City of Brockville, the United Counties of Leeds Grenville, Frontenac County and Lennox and Addington, the Bay of Quinte, the 1000 Islands CFDC and the Frontenac CFDC. Once completed, it is expected to support more than 60 businesses and maintain 135 jobs.1000 Islands Tower, an iconic attraction in the heart of Southeastern Ontario, received funding to help cover PPE expenses, signage for social distancing and a timed ticketed entry system for the safety of visitors and staff.With a $250,000-investment, the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Cornwall and Counties CFDC, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, the City of Cornwall, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Economic Development and l’Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario established a similar fund. This project is expected to support more than 40 businesses and maintain 50 jobs once completed. With support from First Nations collaborators, the project is also providing targeted support to Indigenous-led businesses.With this support, Stonehouse Vineyard in Alexandria, was able to renovate its patio space, allowing for safer space to welcome guests.The Government of Canada is working to support these businesses and communities by helping to maintain jobs and prepare the tourism sector for a strong comeback in the future.Quotes“Canada’s tourism industry has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been there for the tourism sector since the beginning of the crisis and are proud to be supporting businesses and communities in Eastern Ontario as they prepare to safely welcome visitors when they are able to do so.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario“Eastern Ontario’s tourism industry is a major contributor to the region’s economy. This FedDev Ontario investment is helping about 100 tourism-centred businesses in Eastern Ontario remain strong, rebuild and adapt their operations to keep future visitors safe and prepare for a more resilient future.”– Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages)“The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging across all sectors of the economy, and particularly tough for our region’s tourism sector. This investment is delivering financial support to local tourism-dependent businesses, helping the sector to adapt and protect nearly 200 jobs.”– Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands“Here in the Bay of Quinte area, tourism-centred businesses are among those that have felt the hardest impacts of the pandemic. Support from the projects announced today is helping them find ways to return to business safely, while supporting 185 jobs in Eastern Ontario.”– Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte“RTO 9 was pleased to be able to administer these funds on behalf of FedDev Ontario. This funding has helped many businesses continue to operate until we start to see a recovery in the tourism industry.”-Bonnie Ruddock, Executive Director of Region 9 Regional Tourism Organization“As business leaders, we are all painfully aware of the pandemic’s impact on all our businesses, but in particular, those in the tourism sector. The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that the federal government has made funding available to help our tourism entrepreneurs and not-for-profits across Akwesasne, Cornwall and SDG.”– Shannon Lebrun, President of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce“We, the owners of the 1000 Islands Tower, appreciate very much being able to reach out to RTO #9 for any questions and potential funding. We received funding to cover some of the additional expenses incurred due to Covid-19. Our attraction is located 500 meters from the U.S. Border and we rely heavily on U.S. as well as international tourists. Without this grant we would not be able to invest in new equipment for timed, ticketless entry.”– Konrad & Heidi Linckh, Owners, 1000 Islands Tower“We are a small, family-owned and operated tourism business. To continue to operate our winery and vineyard in 2020, we needed to renovate our patio to allow for physical distancing and offer a safe and welcoming space for guests. Not only did this grant help us with costs, but it also made us feel supported by the community.”– Joanne Pratt, Stonehouse VineyardQuick factsThere are over 7,000 tourism-oriented businesses in the regions served by RTO #9 and the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce.The investments in the Cornwall Area Chamber of Commerce and RTO #9 are part of $5.35-million in support for similar projects to help the tourism sector across Eastern Ontario, which are anticipated to support 480 businesses in the region.This project is part of a series of investments across southern Ontario totaling $14.8 million to support the region’s tourism sector in adapting to the impacts of COVID-19.Since November 1, 2015, FedDev Ontario has invested over $165 million in nearly 500 tourism-related projects. This includes over $90 million for over 320 Regional Relief and Recovery Fund projects.In October 2020, FedDev Ontario announced a non-repayable investment of $500,000 to support the tourism industry in Prince Edward County, and in September 2020, a $1 million non-repayable investment for the Kingston Economic Development Corporation to support the tourism industry’s recovery in Kingston and Gananoque.Subject to parliamentary approval, Budget 2021 proposes $500 million over two years through the Tourism Relief Fund for local tourism businesses to adapt their products and services to public health measures, recover from the pandemic and position themselves for growth; and $200 million over two years to support major festivals and events. Subject to Parliamentary approval, these measures will be delivered by the regional development agencies, including FedDev Ontario in southern Ontario. /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:Addington, Canada, Chamber of Commerce, Eastern, Economic Development, entrepreneurs, Federal, federal government, Glengarry, Government, Kingston, personal protective equipment, public health, regional development, Shannon, social distancing, southernlast_img read more

University Of Colorado Licenses Water Management Tool

first_imgResearchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have licensed a new computer modeling tool that is being used coast-to-coast and abroad to help balance the competing objectives of flood control, water supply, environmental regulations, navigation, power generation and recreational uses on the nation’s rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Now available commercially, “RiverWare” is a powerful management tool developed by the Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems at CU-Boulder, in collaboration with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The modeling tool was developed to help set water policy and manage day-to-day operations on systems as complex as the seven-state, 34-reservoir Tennessee River Valley and the 1,450-mile Colorado River extending to the Gulf of California. RiverWare can be used to simulate and analyze the effects of proposed regulations or to determine optimum operating procedures when competing goals or policies are involved. The modeling tool, which can be fully customized, allows an agency to manage its system more efficiently and with greater public participation. “We’ve created a tool that allows water system managers to look at alternative scenarios and policies and demonstrate the results to others,” said Edith Zagona, principal investigator and project director with CADSWES in CU-Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. Zagona leads a team of about a dozen people, including software engineers, water resources professionals and engineering students, in research and development. Terry Fulp, operations research analyst for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region, said RiverWare is being used to support long-term planning and monthly and daily operational decisions on the Colorado River. For example, the Bureau released a large “spike flow” from Glen Canyon Dam in spring 1996 to study the effects of more natural, higher spring flows on the ecosystem in the Grand Canyon. The Bureau has used RiverWare to estimate the possible frequency over the next 50 years for such releases, while still maintaining water supplies to the seven states that depend on the river. “States, water districts, environmental groups and other stakeholders on the Colorado River can now modify and run the model themselves to explore alternative operating policies using RiverWare,” Fulp said. Other Western applications of RiverWare by the Bureau of Reclamation include a joint project with five other federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Geological Survey, to assist in managing the Upper Rio Grande Basin, and projects on the Yakima River Basin in eastern Washington, and the San Juan River Basin in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. These projects involve issues such as endangered species, American Indian water rights and municipal and agricultural water supplies. In the Southeast’s Tennessee River Valley where flood control, navigation, power generation, recreation and water quality are of primary importance, Dick Shane, a water resources engineer with TVA, said RiverWare has allowed his agency to minimize its power production costs while balancing other priorities. The TVA also was able to ensure the proper amount of flow needed for the whitewater canoeing and kayaking events at the 1996 Olympics. The events were held on the Ocoee River in eastern Tennessee and water flow was managed by TVA with the aid of RiverWare. “It was a high pressure situation. Fortunately, everything went very well,” Shane said. More recently, TVA has used RiverWare in a river basin study for the Chinese government. TVA and Chinese officials are cooperatively studying development plans for the Han River Basin, the largest tributary of the Yangtze River. For more information about RiverWare and its applications, contact Edith Zagona in the department of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at CU-Boulder, (303) 492-2189, or send e-mail to [email protected] More information also is available on the World Wide Web at cadswes.colorado/edu. Published: March 1, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Take a virtual tour of the expanded Imig Music Building

first_imgDean Robert Shay and Senior Associate Dean John Davis, along with some special guests, conduct a video tour of the expanded south wing of Imig Music Building, the home of the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder.Tags:EventsFacultyGivingStudentsVideo Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 30, 2020 last_img

Sonoma County Winegrowers Share Early Outlook on 2019 Harvest Crop Expected

first_imgAdvertisementAs It Nears 100% Sustainability, Local Wines Bearing New Logo Will Hit the MarketSANTA ROSA, Calif.  (July 2, 2019) – As Sonoma County Winegrape Growers close in on its goal of reaching 100% sustainability this year, there is an awful lot to celebrate. Foremost, despite record rainfall amounts, early reports indicate the fruit set was good throughout Sonoma County though harvest will be running two to three weeks later than last year. Next, Sonoma County Winegrowers is closing in on its sustainability goal. And, just in time to celebrate, wine consumers can begin purchasing the first wines bearing the new Sonoma County sustainably grown logos.  “Mother Nature again showed us this winter she can be large and in charge,” said Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers. She added, “After last year’s big crop, it now looks like we will experience average yields, but it is still too early to be sure.”  The grapes appear to be taking their time to develop and ripen following a cool, wet spring. Late rains brought some initial worry about the impact on bloom, but early reports indicate the crop is in good shape though harvest is likely to be pushed back later. Sonoma County’s commitment to sustainability marks another huge milestone this summer as the Francis Ford Coppola Winery is releasing some of their Director’s Cut wines with the new Sonoma County sustainably grown labels. This follows the recent release of sustainable wines from Cline Cellar’s and Ferrari-Carano which also bear the new sustainability label. The label went through extensive consumer testing and proprietary research to measure effectiveness. After several revisions, the brand was finalized. Brand guidelines were developed and adopted before the TTB-approved label was made available to qualified Sonoma County growers and winemakers.“This is such an exciting time for our growers, for lovers of Sonoma County wines and for our community,” said Kruse. She added, “As we near becoming the nation’s first 100% sustainable wine region, consumers now have a chance to show their support for sustainability and purchase Sonoma County sustainable grown wine. It is pretty amazing to think how far we have come in just the last five years!”Here is an early look at the various regions in Sonoma County:Russian River Valley:Despite floods throughout the Russian River Valley, quality looks to be good. Though still too early to fully assess, it does appear that the size of the crop will be close to average.  The late spring and early summer temperatures have warmed but have not been overly hot. Harvest is expected to be delayed at least two weeks than last year and it is expected to last until Thanksgiving. Sonoma Valley:Rain, rain, rain was the common theme in Sonoma Valley. While it is still too early to determine crop size, one current challenge is large canopy growth and vine vigor which has resulted in crews having to re-sucker the vines in some places. Harvest may not begin until after Labor Day.Dry Creek Valley:The cold spring delayed development in the Dry Creek Valley. On average, the bud break for Chardonnay was about two weeks later than last year and the bud break for reds was about a week behind 2018. All signs indicate a late August start of harvest in Dry Creek Valley. Alexander Valley:Much the same as elsewhere in the County: late rains, condensed growing season and late bud break. Heat has yet to be a problem. Harvest likely not to start until September 1.Throughout Sonoma County:Fortunately, most everywhere the record rains came right when the flowers showed up and not later which has helped minimize any shatter issues. Given the wet spring and cool weather during bloom, the fruit set is varied but looks good throughout the County with average numbers of clusters per vine. Advertisement Share TAGSCline CellarsFerrari-CaranoFrancis Ford Coppola WineryKarissa KruseSonoma County WinegrowersSustainability Home Industry News Releases Sonoma County Winegrowers Share Early Outlook on 2019 Harvest Crop ExpectedIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessSonoma County Winegrowers Share Early Outlook on 2019 Harvest Crop ExpectedBy Press Release – July 2, 2019 594 0 Linkedin Facebook Email Twitter ReddIt Pinterest Previous articleWine, Widgets & Website AccessibilityNext articleCaudalie & Smith Haut Lafitte – The Environmental Engagement, a Family Affair! Press Releaselast_img read more

Youth Minister to Interact With Young People March 20

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna. (FILE) Story HighlightsMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, will interact with young people at a ‘pon di corna’ reasoning session, scheduled for Friday, March 20, at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre, beginning at 3:00 p.m.The session, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture, in collaboration with various agencies under the Ministry, will focus on issues affecting children and the youth, including young persons with special needs.Senior Programmes Development Specialist in the Ministry, Miguel Williams, told JIS News that the session will also highlight the need for children and communities to be more aware of the issues that are affecting the nation’s children. Youth Minister to Interact With Young People March 20 CultureMarch 19, 2015Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckord Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, will interact with young people at a ‘pon di corna’ reasoning session, scheduled for Friday, March 20, at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre, beginning at 3:00 p.m.The session, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Culture, in collaboration with various agencies under the Ministry, will focus on issues affecting children and the youth, including young persons with special needs.Senior Programmes Development Specialist in the Ministry, Miguel Williams, told JIS News that the session will also highlight the need for children and communities to be more aware of the issues that are affecting the nation’s children.He said it will address the recent acts of violence against children, youth with disability and child abuse.“The Ministry saw it as important to have dialogue with the youngsters as well as to step up synergies and partnerships, in terms of programming for young people with special needs and disabilities,” he noted.“We want to hear from the young people and to send the message that persons need to take the lead and really not be an abuser of children with special needs and to look out for them,” Mr. Williams urged.He said the Ministry has noted the recent reports of attacks and sexual abuse against children.“So, it is really a platform to go and hear from our youth and talk to them, because they are under attack,” he said, noting that the session will feature cultural items from various youth groups across Kingston and St Andrew.The next Pon di Corna session will be in Westmoreland in April. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedNext Generation of Artists: Step Forward – Hannacenter_img RelatedYouth Minister Warns Child Abusers of Harsh Penalties Youth Minister to Interact With Young People March 20JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements RelatedHanna Directs CDA to Intensify Community Interventionslast_img read more