BBC to shift news jobs out of London in bid to win over regions

first_imgThe corporation expects to spend £700m on the relocation project, which it said will generate an additional economic benefit of £850m. Thursday 18 March 2021 11:45 am The plans form part of Davie’s pledge to “urgently reform” the public service broadcaster, which is facing pressure over its licence fee funding model and accusations of bias. whatsapp “These plans will get us closer to audiences, create jobs and investment, and develop and nurture new talent.” The BBC will shift major parts of its news operation out of London as the broadcaster looks to stave off criticism of metropolitan bias. whatsapp James Warrington “Our mission must be to deliver for the whole of the UK and ensure every household gets value from the BBC,” said director general Tim Davie. The BBC will shift news jobs away from London to its regional bases such as Media City in Salford (Getty Images) Also Read: BBC to shift news jobs out of London in bid to win over regions BBC to shift news jobs out of London in bid to win over regions Radio 4’s flagship Today programme will be co-presented from outside London for at least 100 episodes per year. The BBC will shift news jobs away from London to its regional bases such as Media City in Salford (Getty Images) Also Read: BBC to shift news jobs out of London in bid to win over regions As part of the plans, dubbed Across the UK, news and current affairs programmes such as Newsnight will be presented from different locations through the year.center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableHomeLight.comDon’t Make This Mistake When You Sell Your Home. Try these 7 websites.HomeLight.comFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorLiver Health1 Bite Of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health Meanwhile the BBC said it will make Salford the main base for its digital and technology teams, expand its commercial bases in Bristol, Cardiff and Glasgow and upgrade its Belfast headquarters. Show Comments ▼ A number of major programmes and scores of journalists will be relocated from the capital to regional bases across the country over the next six years. The BBC will shift news jobs away from London to its regional bases such as Media City in Salford (Getty Images) Also Read: BBC to shift news jobs out of London in bid to win over regions The BBC will shift news jobs away from London to its regional bases such as Media City in Salford (Getty Images) The latest plans will see the organisation shift its decision making away from W1A, with at least 60 per cent of its TV commissions by spend made outside the capital. It follows the decision by Channel 4 to move its national headquarters from Horseferry Road in Westminster to Leeds. In a message to staff when he took over in September, the BBC boss said: “Overall my guiding principle is that we are a universal public service — a BBC for all, that serves and represents every part of this country.” Share The move resulted in a swathe of new jobs opening up in the city after the majority of London-based staff refused to relocate from the capital. Half of the corporation’s radio and online audio spend will also be outside London by 2028, while more money will be pumped into regional drama and comedy TV series. Tags: BBClast_img read more

The Debate to End the DLP’s Pro-North Korea Stance: the Roots…

first_img Analysis & Opinion AvatarJeong Jae Sung By Jeong Jae Sung – 2008.02.01 10:41pm SHARE Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It seems that the conflict between the Democratic Labor Party’s two major ideological factions, those favoring “equality” versus those favoring “autonomy”, is reaching a climax as the two sides battle it out over the party’s pro-North Korea stance. After an emergency committee meeting, DLP members revealed that they intend to propose a measure to expel those party members involved in the Ilshimhoe spy case (the Ilshimhoe was a group accused of espionage in 2005. Some of its members were also members of the DLP). The proposed measure will be put before the party’s national convention. The pro-Pyongyang “autonomy” faction, which is in the majority, is threatening to veto the proposal. Meanwhile, the opposing “equality” faction, led by former lawmaker Jo Seung Soo, has held a launch ceremony for the “New Progressive Movement Party,” which means the equality faction is already preparing to leave the party. “It is an inevitable process” says Joo Dae Hwan, a former chairman of the Policy Committee of the Democratic Labor Party. Due to waning pro-North Korea sentiment, the “autonomy” and “equality” factions can no longer stay together. This current conflict within the DLP arose gradually from the two sides different positions on North Korea issues.Mutual relations between NL and PDWithin the Democratic Labor Party, the National Liberation (NL) group represents the “autonomy” faction while the People’s Democracy (PD) group represents the “equality” faction. Both groups have their origins in the 1980s South Korean democratization movement. The NL group thinks that South Korea’s problems are due to the division of the country and believe South Korea is still a colony of American imperialists. Their main enemy is the U.S. Additionally they emphasize “Uriminjokkiri (being among our nation)” and support independent national reunification. The PD group thinks that South Korea’s key problems are due to its oligarchical capitalist system. They even think that the division of the peninsula was the result of the expansion of capitalist markets. They insist the process of unification can only result from the liberation of South and North Korean laborers. Some call the NL group the “autonomy” faction, but “Juche Ideology faction” is more accurate. They subscribe to the Juche Ideology and consider the Chosun Workers’ Party as their guiding organization. This is the reason why pro-North Korea currents are so strong in the Democratic Labor Party. The NL group has dominated the movement’s national structure since the mid 1980s, while the PD group has been on the decline since the fall of communism in the USSR and Eastern Europe.The NL group started discussing the establishment of their own progressive party in the early-1990s, but the current manifestation of the Democratic Labor Party was organized and founded mainly by the PD group with a token few members of the NL group in January, 2000. The PD dominated-Labor Party turned into the NL-led-Labor Party as the general public’s pro-North Korea sentiment grew, especially during the 2000 inter-Korea Summit. A number of national organizations such as the National Farmers Union and the Korean College Student Union had announced their support for the Party by the 16th Presidential Elections in 2002. Kim Young Hwan, a member of the editorial committee of Zeitgeist Publishing, used to be the leader of the National Democratic Revolutionary Party (NDRP), the core organization of the NL group, before switching sides and joining the North Korea democratization movement. He explained in a telephone interview with The Daily NK that “The core members of the ‘autonomy’ faction of the Labor Party are from the NDRP, and it is deeply involved in controlling the Democratic Labor Party.”“Around 30% of the NL group joined with the PD group to found the DLP. Since the presidential elections, 60-70% of the NL group now participates in the party and the NL group dominates,” explained Kim.Why the end of the pro-North Korea stance? After their miserable defeat in the 2007 presidential elections, blame fell on the “autonomy” faction because of their hegemony over the party. The “equality” faction criticized the “autonomy” faction for rubbing the electorate up the wrong way with their pro-North Korea policies, thus causing their failure in the elections. Meanwhile, the party asserted that the North’s nuclear program would only be used for the national defense of North Korea and clung to North Korea’s concept of “Uriminjokkiri.” The party found itself being criticized as a puppet of the Chosun Workers’ Party.The “equality” faction supports improving the conditions of the domestic labor class, favors human rights issues over unification issues, and criticizes North Korea’s nuclear development. When North Korea tested its nuclear weapons, the “equality” faction found itself unable to release a statement of condemnation due to the power of the opposing faction. Since then, conflicts within the party have become more pronounced.The “equality” faction criticizes its counterparts for their indifference to the North Korean regime’s human rights record, while the “autonomy” faction accuses the other side of not acknowledging the peculiarity of inter-Korean issues. “Supporting North Korea without any conditions, the motto of the ‘autonomy’ faction, is not the spirit of this party. They consider our party a vehicle for North Korean propaganda,” says Jo Seung Soo of the “equality” faction. On the other hand, Kim Chang Hyun, a former secretary general of the party and a member of the “autonomy” faction, says, “If the ‘equality’ faction considers North-South relations as relations between sovereign states, it is as though they support a permanent division.” It is obvious that a party split is inevitable, as the “autonomy” faction remains silent on the worst human rights situation in the world.center_img Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion The Debate to End the DLP’s Pro-North Korea Stance: the Roots of a 20-Year Conflictlast_img read more

Chinese Fertilizer God Delivers

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chinese Fertilizer God Delivers By Yoo Gwan Hee – 2010.05.14 5:43pm North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) A source in North Korea has told The Daily NK that fertilizer shortages near the North Korean border have been alleviated by imports arriving from China.“Chinese fertilizer has been imported through Hoiryeong. It was not done officially by the authorities, but by trade enterprises. They imported fertilizer in bulk and then sold it to the markets,” the source, who lives in the city, told The Daily NK yesterday. Therefore, individuals and collective farm managers are still not able to get it through the national distribution system, but can obtain it on the open market. “In Hoiryeong, a 50kg sack of fertilizer is being sold for 200 Yuan, which is approximately 22,000 North Korean Won,” said the source. Another source from Hyesan reported to The Daily NK the day before that, in the Hyesan jangmadang, the same quantity of fertilizer was being sold for 220 Yuan. Until late last month, sources were reporting that fertilizer was “nowhere to be seen in the market.” Before that, one source said, “We could see it in the markets, but that was left over from last year.” Then, it was going for between 30,000 and 50,000 North Korean won per 50kg sack. Now enterprises are importing it from China, its price has dropped by around half. In North Korea, May is the month when farmers are at their busiest, or to cite a proverb, it is the period during which “even the fire-pokers bustle with activity.” Therefore, individuals and farmers are all desperately seeking fertilizer. Lee Min Bok, a former researcher with the Agriculture Institute of North Korea, explained why. “Growth of plants at the beginning of the planting period is really important because that decides the amount of grain it produces,” he said. “Therefore, applying fertilizer is decisive for the year’s farming. In times of fertilizer shortage, a maximum of 60% productivity can be achieved.”It has been reported that many residents living near the border and who rely mainly on small farms believe China has relieved their worries. However, it remains to be seen whether the importation of Chinese fertilizer will have an impact on the farming process in state-owned farms. It is not possible to say at this time whether the imported fertilizer has been or will be provided to those farms.In North Korean farms, fertilizer ought to be applied three times a year: at the beginning, middle and end of the farming process. But with unfavorable circumstances negatively affecting the supply of fertilizer since the 1990s, use has been circumscribed, and it has only been added at the beginning and end of the process. SHARE AvatarYoo Gwan Hee US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againcenter_img News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Facebook Twitter NewsEconomylast_img read more

S&P revises ratings for CI, IGM

first_img Research finds that diversity in asset management pays off BMO asset management sale is on strategy: Moody’s U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s Following a change to its rating methodology for global asset managers, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has revised its credit ratings for a couple of Canadian firms. S&P announced that it has reviewed its ratings on 37 global asset managers by applying its new ratings criteria for the sector. And, as a result of the review, it has taken rating actions on a number of these firms. The rating actions are based on revisions to its criteria, rather than any change in the issuers’ creditworthiness. Related news James Langton center_img Keywords Asset management companiesCompanies CI Financial Corp., IGM Financial Inc. Among the firms affected by the review are Canada’s CI Financial Corp. (TSX:CIX) and IGM Financial Inc. (TSX:IGM) For instance, CI’s issuer rating has been revised from BBB+ to A-; and, IGM’s issuer rating goes from A+ to A. The rating agency says that it will publish detailed rating updates within 30 days. For now, it is just publishing the revised ratings. S&P revised the rating criteria for the sector earlier this week, saying that the updated criteria should help investors understand the key factors it considers in rating asset managers. That methodology follows a similar framework to the one it uses for corporations. Its assessments reflects the companies’ business risk profiles, their financial risk profiles, and other factors that may modify the stand-alone credit profile. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Dealer CEO traded on inside information: OSC

first_img An executive assistant at investment dealer GMP Securities L.P. obtained inside information about several companies and tipped others who traded on that information, according to an Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) hearing panel. The panel handed down its decision Thursday in the OSC’s case against Eda Marie Agueci and several other people that were accused of trading on inside information supplied by Agueci, including: Dennis Wing, the president and CEO of suspended investment dealer Fort House Inc.; Kim Stephany, a Fort House rep; Agueci’s brother-in-law; her cousin; and others. Related news SEC alleges man sold insider trading tips on dark web The panel found that Agueci, who was employed as an executive assistant in the mining group of the corporate finance department at GMP from 2002 to 2011, learned undisclosed material facts about several companies and passed those along to certain associates, including Wing and Stephany, both of whom she worked with at First Marathon Securities Ltd. for 14 years staring in 1987. The panel also found that Agueci violated the public interest by misleading the commission during its investigation, improperly informing others about evidence that she’d provided in a compelled examination by the regulator, and for maintaining secret brokerage accounts. The panel found that Wing, Stephany and others traded on the inside information, and that Wing violated the public interest by misleading the commission during its investigation. “In our view, there is no question that Wing should have understood the seriousness of an investigation and examination by staff. His attempts to mislead staff while he was under oath represent a very serious abuse of his responsibilities and an egregious disregard for the commission’s investigative process,” the panel said in its reasons. “We consider his conduct to be highly abusive of the capital markets and contrary to the public interest.” The OSC didn’t prove all of its allegations in the case. The panel found that, while it was satisfied that Agueci passed along inside information to some people, the allegations that she tipped others were not proven. The panel also found that one of the alleged instances of Agueci receiving inside information was not proven, so the associated allegations of tipping and insider trading in that instance weren’t proven either. The large, complex case consumed 57 hearing days, starting in 2013, and wrapping up last spring. Given its finding of assorted violations, the panel has now set April 13 and 14 as the dates for a hearing on sanctions in the case. Earlier, the commission settled with Goldcorp chairman Ian Telfer in connection with the case. He admitted to violating the public interest by advising Agueci to use Blackberry PIN messages instead of email to communicate, and for engaging in an undisclosed transaction involving Agueci. In settling the case, Telfer was reprimanded and agreed to pay $200,000 towards the costs of the investigation. James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IIROC reaches settlement with three former All Group reps serezniy/123RF FINRA bans analyst for insider trading Keywords Insider trading,  TippingCompanies Ontario Securities Commission ASIC ready to make deals with devilslast_img read more

MPH Class of 2009 Launches Healthy Lifestyles Programme

first_imgRelatedMPH Class of 2009 Launches Healthy Lifestyles Programme MPH Class of 2009 Launches Healthy Lifestyles Programme EducationFebruary 19, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A healthy lifestyles programme, titled ‘Live Life’, which seeks to promote the increased intake of fruits and vegetables in one’s diet, was officially launched today (February 18), at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus.The programme, designed by the Master of Public Health (MPH) Class of 2009, will last for three months, and is an adaptation of the Ministry of Health and Environment’s healthy lifestyle initiative.According to a brief, provided by the MPH, the increasing intake of fruits and vegetables is very important to prevent chronic diseases. Vegetables, especially, have the antioxidants, minerals, and phyto-chemicals in the correct combination that help keep the blood sugar in balance, create better energy in the body, and along with fruits, build up the immune system.Each colour found in fruits and vegetables focus on building the immune system in its own way. The different colours in fruits and vegetables help the immune system react to different stresses in life.Speaking at the launch, Head of the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, Professor Denise Eldemire Shearer, said that the initiative is timely, as it seeks to promote healthy lifestyle habits within the country, and congratulated the MPH class for the initiative.“The whole issue of low cost and trying to eat properly with restricted income, allows us to focus on what we have locally,” she added.Professor Eldemire Shearer said the promotion underscores the mandate of public health, as the initiative “will enable persons to be able to live life within their ambit, and understand what to do to preserve health.”Director of Health Promotion and Education in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Takese Foga, said the theme is significant, as it encourages, enable and empower individuals to “live life.”She argued that the promotion of fruits and vegetable is vital in helping to reduce the number of chronic health diseases.“This increased consumption supports what we are trying to do,” she said, and pledged the continued support of the Ministry, in supporting the programme. Medical Dietician, Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, Laura Richards, encouraged everyone to make informed choices, with regard to having a healthy lifestyle.“If you take this theme seriously, there are simple things that we can do to meet the international guidelines that they give, that what we need to effect our health, in terms of fruits and vegetables, is to consume 400 grams per day,” she added.She said this could mean having a banana, an orange, four leaves of lettuce, and a few slices of tomato, which might be essential in providing the necessary grams that are required. RelatedMPH Class of 2009 Launches Healthy Lifestyles Programmecenter_img RelatedMPH Class of 2009 Launches Healthy Lifestyles Programme Advertisementslast_img read more

Doors open at Canberra’s new Southside Community Step Up Step Down facility

first_imgDoors open at Canberra’s new Southside Community Step Up Step Down facility The new Southside Community Step Up Step Down facility has opened today to provide specialist sub-acute care in a residential setting for people experiencing mental health issues.Minister for Mental Health Emma Davidson said the new facility, located in Garran near the Canberra Hospital, will mean more Canberrans can better transition between levels of support as their mental health needs change.“Step Up Step Down will empower people in our community to either ‘step up’ from community-based programs to receive additional support, or ‘step down’ from a hospital setting to continue their mental health recovery and transition back to community life,” Minister Davidson said.“I’m thrilled to open this new six-bedroom facility and further expand Canberra’s mental health system with rehabilitative psychosocial and clinical services. The program is based on a best-practice model proven to deliver effective community support for people at transition points in their care needs. The length of stay is for periods of up to two weeks.“The Southside Community Step Up Step Down facility is an important part of the ACT Government’s commitment to ensuring that Canberrans receive the right care, at the right time, for the right duration to meet their mental health needs.”The facility is managed by Stride Mental Health Ltd, an experienced provider of transitional residential and psychosocial mental health services who operate residential mental health services across New South Wales and Queensland. Stride is partnering with Woden Community Service, who will assist the transition back to community living through outreach supportThe Southside Community Step Up Step Down facility is part of a 2018-19 ACT Government Budget commitment of $22.8 million over four years to deliver more supported accommodation for people experiencing mental illness.“The Southside Community Step Up Step Down service will better meet the mental health needs of our growing population by boosting the sub-acute supported accommodation to accommodate a further six adults, from 18-65, at any one time,” Minister Davidson said.With the launch of the new facility, the ACT now has five Step Up Step Down services, including:five-bed service for adults in Lyneham (18 – 64 years)five-bed service for children and adolescents in Watson (13 – 17 years)six-bed service for youth/young adults in Kambah (18 – 25 years)one outreach Step Up Step Down service for adults (‘TRec’ Transition to Recovery for 18-64 years)Quote attributable to Drikus Van der Merwe, Acting CEO, Stride Mental Health Inc:“We are excited to work with the ACT Government and Woden Community Service to deliver the new Southside Community Step Up Step Down program. Stride has been responding to the mental health needs of the Australian community through residential settings for more than 100 years, and this will allow us to provide our evidence-based service in the ACT.”Quote attributable to Jenny Kitchin, CEO, Woden Community Service:“Woden Community Service has a long history and local experience in providing community outreach support for people who are unwell or in the early stages of recovery from an acute mental illness. We are thrilled to be able to provide this additional Step Up Step Down service to the ACT community in partnership with Stride.” /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:Act, ACT Government, Australia, Australian, Canberra, children, community, community service, Government, health, health services, hospital, launch, mental health, Minister, New South Wales, Queenslandlast_img read more

Govt not interested in full transparency on COVID-19

first_imgGovt not interested in full transparency on COVID-19 The New Zealand National PartyIt is deeply disappointing that the Government has not agreed to National’s call for a new COVID-19 Select Committee, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. /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:covid-19, COVID-19 Response, Government, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpollast_img read more

Longtime Napa Valley Vintners Erik Nickel and KR Rombauer III Go…

first_imgAdvertisementNapa, CA – Napa Valley vintners KR Rombauer III, of Rombauer Vineyards, and Erik Nickel, of Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, En Route and Bella Union, have acquired a majority interest in govino®, the original ‘go anywhere’ wine glass, and will join its original creator and founder Joseph Perrulli in partnership.With the new partnership, govino®’s ties to the wine industry, and Napa Valley in particular, are reaffirmed. First launched in St. Helena in 2008, the polymer wine glasses with their trademark thumb-notch soon became standard at trade events, tasting rooms, festivals, and homes around the world. Today, govino®’s portfolio includes virtually shatterproof ergonomic glasses for red, white, and sparkling wines as well as decanters, beer, and whiskey glasses. Nickel and Rombauer were among the first to adopt govino®, and this venture offers up another opportunity to work closely with  Perrulli.“Erik and KR were two of my earliest supporters,” stated Perrulli, “In many respects, govino® is the brand it is today due to their influence. They both understand that govino®’s past is integral to its future. I look forward to growing the brand with them.” “I have been a huge fan of govino® and Joseph from day one,” said Erik Nickel, “govino® is a brilliantly conceived go-anywhere vessel that blends innovative design and practicality with elegance. I am honored to join Joseph and KR as we celebrate govino®’s 10th anniversary. The future is bright!”“govino® has been my favorite ‘on the go’ wine glass since its inception,” stated KR Rombauer III. “If I can’t have fine crystal stemware the only other alternative is govino®. To be a part of this company now is an honor and a privilege.”govino®’s distinctive design has also garnered design awards from The International Design Society of America and Good Design from the Chicago Anthenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.  That said, creator Joseph Perrulli has always prioritized function over form. “I originally created govino® as a trade tool for professionals to use when selling wine. We not only created the category, we helped solve a global need for high-functioning shatterproof glassware,” said Perrulli, “Ten years later, vintners and consumers alike still rely on govino® to showcase their wines and elevate their experience whenever and wherever fragile stemware is prohibited or simply impractical. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our ten-year anniversary than to announce this dynamic partnership with Erik and KR.”About govino®govino® is the original and only shatterproof wineglass of its kind to be validated and accepted by the wine industry. Made in the USA and distributed globally, all govino® products are comprised of a flexible yet highly durable, BPA-free high-strength polymer, which projects the aromatics and flavor profiles of all wines, beers and spirits. It’s been the glassware of choice at noted epicurean events including Aspen Food & Wine, the Nantucket Wine Festival, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Outside Lands, and BottleRock, as well as featured glassware at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack, Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island estate and the 20th anniversary of Thomas Keller’s 3-Star Michelin French Laundry. govino®s were also adopted early on by some the world’s most renowned wineries, including Dominus, Continuum, Shafer, Frog’s Leap, Chateau Montelena, and Robert Mondavi.For more info visit www.govino.com. For images and interviews, contact Keiko Niccolini at [email protected] or 929- 920-1403.Advertisement Previous articleSIP Certified Celebrates 10 Years of Advancing Sustainability in the Wine IndustryNext articleChampioning Australian Wine in the USA Press Release Twitter Share Facebook TAGSErik NickelGovinoKR Rombauer III Linkedin Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Longtime Napa Valley Vintners Erik Nickel and KR Rombauer III Go Big…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessLongtime Napa Valley Vintners Erik Nickel and KR Rombauer III Go Big with govino®By Press Release – June 25, 2018 91 0 Email ReddItlast_img read more

SMO Consent Decree prevails in latest legal challenge

first_imgHomeNewsSMO Consent Decree prevails in latest legal challenge Jun. 15, 2018 at 5:01 amNewsSMO Consent Decree prevails in latest legal challengeadmin3 years agodaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news The legal agreement allowing Santa Monica to close its airport in 2029 survived another protracted court battle this week when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a challenge brought by aviation groups. The court rejected the argument that the Consent Decree between the City of Santa Monica and the FAA amounted to “procedural trickery” and exceeded the Federal Aviation Administration’s authority.“There is nothing unusual or untoward about parties seeking to settle litigation through a consent decree,” the order said. The court also said the decree is only reviewable by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals because it was issued by the Central District of California.The 2017 settlement agreement ended decades of court battles between the City and the FAA over the fate of SMO. The FAA argued deed restrictions required the city to operate the airport in perpetuity. City lawyers argued those restrictions and other grant conditions had already expired, allowing the city to regain control over the land. City leaders called the compromise “historic” when they announced the terms at a City Council meeting and elected officials voted 4-3 to approve the agreement.“The ruling by the D.C. Circuit affirms yet again that our agreement with the FAA is sound,” said Mayor Ted Winterer. “One year in, we see the terms of the agreement in action are working. The runway shortening has significantly reduced jet traffic and we are steadily creating a plan to convert airport land into a great park that will benefit the entire community.”The agreement allowed the city to immediately shorten the airport’s sole runway from 5,000 feet to 3,500 feet, which was completed in December 2017. Since then, jet traffic has fallen 80 percent, according to figures provided by the City. City leaders say they will turn the airport into a regional park of nearly 250 acres in 2029.Despite the ruling, the National Business Aviation Association has vowed to keep fighting the decree that allowed the city to shorten the runway at SMO and eventually close it.“We’re obviously disappointed by this decision, but it’s important to note the court did not make a determination as the merits of our arguments against the validity of the original settlement agreement,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “This ruling was purely a matter of procedure, and in no way does it establish a precedent by which the FAA may enter into similar agreements affecting the fates of other vital general aviation airports.”The NBAA brought the case along with the Santa Monica Airport Association, Bill’s Air Center, Kim Davidson Aviation, Redgate Partners, LLC, and Wonderful Citrus, LLC. [email protected] :daily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEmancipation celebration in Virginia Ave. ParkWoman hiking north of LA says she fought off bear with knifeYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more