Previous articleWinery Colleagues Can Now Trade Wine OnlineNext articleAfternoon Brief, February 23 Editor Home Industry News Releases Please Your Palate, Save Your Planet: 10th Annual Earth Day Food &…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessPlease Your Palate, Save Your Planet: 10th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine April 23, 2016By Editor – February 23, 2016 43 0 Facebook Pinterest AdvertisementThis year’s celebration will be the best (and tastiest) yet; proceeds fund scholarships for relatives of Central Coast farmworkers.February 23, 2016 (Paso Robles, CA) — Earth Day Food & Wine invites guests to the Central Coast for its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 23. Nestled under the oaks at the Castoro Cellars meadow, top-quality food, paired with amazing beer, wine and the coolest vibe – this year is set to impress, and of course, give back.For a decade, Earth Day Food & Wine’s annual wine country throw-down spotlights how sustainably produced foods and wines are both delicious and environmentally responsible.“It seems strange, but 10 years ago, many people asked me why we were doing a food & wine event for Earth Day. People didn’t get the connections between their food and wine choices and the environment,” says Kris Beal, Executive Director of the Vineyard Team, which founded the event and oversees the growing Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified program.Earth Day Food & Wine was the first event to provide an opportunity for attendees to connect directly with local farmers, winemakers, and chefs in this unique format. The casual, low-key atmosphere has set this event apart from the start – and now 10 years later, the event has stayed true to its mission – sharing sustainable wine and food with hungry eaters and caring connoisseurs.This year’s festival – held “Under the Oaks” on the green grounds of Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles – is a culmination of 10 years of honing this gathering of savvy eaters and drinkers and will be the best event yet.In addition to a growing list of top chefs, farmers, food purveyors, wineries and brewers, Earth Day Food & Wine will feature a Tesla auto exhibition, the Guerrilla Gardening Club, a SIP Pop-Up Bar where guests can enjoy SIP Certified wines, the KRUSH radio Beer Garden, and so much more. However, the event doesn’t just celebrate sustainability, but also the next generation of passionate people. Event proceeds benefit the Vineyard Team’s Spanish education programs and scholarships for relatives of farmworkers.For more information on the history of Earth Day Food & Wine, ticket sales and partnership opportunities, please visit EarthDayFoodAndWine.org. For all media inquiries please contact Elissa Wiese at [email protected] Earth Day Food & WineSince 2007, Earth Day Food & Wine has celebrated the delectable flavors of the sustainable wine and food culture. Born from a desire to share with hungry foodies and caring connoisseurs, Earth Day Food & Wine has become the acclaimed culinary experience of the season. Farmers, food purveyors, winemakers and chefs who are passionate about sustainability come together in a casual atmosphere where attendees can relax anywhere from VIP tables to a picnic blanket on the grass. Event proceeds benefit the Vineyard Team’s Spanish education programs and scholarships for relatives of farmworkers.About SIP CertifiedSustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified is a rigorous sustainable vineyard and wine certification with strict, non-negotiable standards based on science and expert input, independent verification, transparency and absence of conflict of interest. The SIP Certified seal helps growers and vintners measure their environmental, social and community impact while also assuring consumers that the product in their bottle was made with conscience and care. For more information, please visit SIPcertified.org or call 805.466.2288.Advertisement Twitter Linkedin TAGSEarth DayEarth Day Food & WinefeaturedPaso RoblesSIP Certified Share Email ReddIt
Athletics At 21 years of age from Kurumul Tea, Tukpaka clan of Kissu tribe in Jiwaka Province, distance runner Fred Messach was born December 12, 1996. He was soon adopted by his aunt Wendy after being abandoned by his father. As subsistence farmers planting food like peanut, kaukau, corn, and capsicum his parents found it hard to pay his school fees; but they always prayed to God for help. He continued on to High School at Waghi Valley Secondary School; and it was there where he beat other school athletes within Jiwaka in running. His deputy principal and acting sports master Gispe Guan saw how fast he was and put him in the 800 meter and 400 meters where he ran well. Hard working coach Joe Kilip saw some promise and helped him with some general training where he picked up little techniques on how to run, and later Gispe helped take Messach to introduce him to his first taste of a higher level at the National Championship, as a Jiwaka representative. But with school at the back of his mind, Messach managed to complete Secondary School (grade 12) but was unable to secure a space in tertiary institutions. After upgrading his marks in neighboring Mt Hagen he successfully applied to the Goroka Technical College and in 2018 he completed a Diploma in Business study majoring Commercial in Computing (IT). While in at the college last year, he heard that there was an American guy who was in PNG coaching athletics and had taken up coaching duties at the National Sport Institute (NSI) in Goroka to coach athletes. He had also heard that there was an arrangement with schools in the Eastern Highlands and the University of Goroka (UOG) to develop young athletes. And with former PNG representative Miriam Goiye merging interested UOG and Goroka Technical College students into a club called UNIGOTECO, this was his chance to really find out whether or he was capable or not. And with the Highlands and Momase Championship being staged at the NSI last year, everything seem to step in line with his plans. It was here where Messach represented his club in the open men 800m, 1500m and 3000m steeplechase to place second, from PNG medalist Simbai Kaspar in third respectively. During this moment he had a strong feeling that he wanted to become a PNG representative so, he asked the coach at NSI if could continue training with the PNG Athletic High-performance development squads until the October National Championship competition in Port Moresby. The University of Goroka and Goroka Technical College sponsored the young man to that competition and despite being his first time in Port Moresby and on an airplane for that matter, the nerves did not get the better of him as he placed a credible third in the 1500m, fourth in the 800m and sixth in the 3000m steeplechase. Although he was not selected to be in the national track team yet, he made a vow to commit himself further in all his training from there. Though the school was far from the NSI and while also juggling the school workload, it did not deter the Jiwaka man from his burning ambition. Whatever the hurdles that he was faced with…nothing would derail his dream. Elite athlete Toea Wisil also saw how hard he (Messach) was struggling to be someone like her, so she accommodated him so that he could train better. After graduating from the college with a Diploma in Business Study majoring in Commercial Computing he temporarily stayed with Wisil and continued training hard with the squad at NSI. His aim was to be in the Team PNG to represent the country in the forthcoming Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa in July. Messach set a high bench mark for himself to be the best in the country and with his commitment to the training given by the Athletic Head Coach Dior Lowry and Assistant Wala Gime he pushed himself to the limit. During time trials with the elite athletes sometimes he would be beaten but he never gave up on training. Finally the shackles on this determined young man finally broke when he clocked 4:07 seconds during the final selection for the Pacific Game in Kimbe which qualified for him to make PNG track team. With all the hard work paying off, Messach says the sacrifice and hard-times he experienced were all not in vain, and in fact were pivotal in making his dream come true for this proud Kissu tribesman. Now the real hard work starts. In going forward, Messach hopes to earn a scholarship to UOG or America for his athletics talents and took the opportunity to say his success would never have happened if it wasn’t for God having faith in his talent. “I would like to say thank you to God for this opportunity. “Secondly, my heart beats out to parents, Wendy and Fred Kumdi for taking the responsibility to raise me to where I am today.”
Ray Maota Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleafwas named the most powerful womanon the African continent by Forbes Africa and has now won the Nobel Peace Prize. Tawakkul Karman is an outspoken journalist and human rights activist in her home country of Yemen. Leymah Gbowee was instrumental in the ending of Liberia’s 14-year civil war and is still an advocate for peace. (Images: Nobel Prize) MEDIA CONTACTS • The Nobel Foundation +46 8663 0920 RELATED ARTICLES • Swazi attorney wins Green Nobel Prize • Environmental activist laid to rest • Angolan beauty crowned Miss Universe • Remarkable South African women hailedThree outstanding women from Africa and the Middle East jointly won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their tireless, non-violent struggle for women’s rights.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni human rights activist and journalist Tawakkul Karman received the award on 7 October and will share the US$1.5-million (R11-million) prize money that comes with it.The Norwegian Nobel Committee said: “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.”The committee’s press release added: “It is the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s hope that the prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman will help to bring an end to the suppression of women that still occurs in many countries, and to realise the great potential for democracy and peace that women can represent.”Sirleaf and Gbowee are the second and third African women to win the Nobel prize, while Karman is the first Arab laureate.Wangari Mathaai, the recently deceased Kenyan environmentalist and political activist, was the first woman from the continent to receive the accolade.Africa’s first female head of stateSirleaf became the first democratically elected female president in Africa after the 2005 Liberian presidential elections. She came into power as Liberia’s 14-year civil war was drawing to a close.Liberians go to the polls again on 11 October and Sirleaf is seeking a second term in office.The matriarch of African politics was named the most powerful women on the continent in the recently launched Forbes Africa magazine.Sirleaf said she was pleasantly surprised at the timing of the award but that “it sends a message to the Liberian people that peace must prevail as Liberians go to this critical event”.Opposition parties have been vocal about the Nobel committee awarding her the prize so close to elections. Some even say she doesn’t deserve it after earlier supporting the regime of Charles Taylor, when he toppled Samuel Doe for the presidency of Liberia.Fighter for peaceGbowee was instrumental in the ending of Liberia’s 14-year civil war and is still an advocate for peace.On her return from Norway on 9 October, she was greeted at the airport by supporters waving placards reading “Welcome to the Nobel Peace Prize winner”.The peace activist led women across ethnic and religious divides to a football field in the capital city of Monrovia in 2002. Dressed in white t-shirts, the women fasted and prayed for peace in the country.Under Gbowee’s leadership, the women put pressure on Taylor’s government to reach a ceasefire with the other warring factions in 2003 and they were instrumental in the signing of the Accra Peace Accord.She said: “The prize is for all Liberians and for all women in Africa, from Sierra Leone, Ghana to Togo to Zimbabwe.“Peace is a process, it is not an event and people should not think that six years of democracy are going to deliver all the things that we are looking for. I think right now we are on the right path, we just need to continue on that path and I think everything will fall into place.”‘Arab Spring’ leads to Nobel prizeKarman is an outspoken journalist and human rights activist in her home country of Yemen.She has been an advocate for press freedom, has fought for the release of political prisoners and has voiced her disapproval of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president of Yemen.Karman said: “The Nobel prize is awarded to the great Yemeni people. The first money that will be returned to the public treasury is the money received from the Nobel Peace Prize.“All the youth and women in Egypt, in Libya, Syria and Yemen, this is a victory for our demand for citizenship and human rights.”
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CCH Tax Day ReportLawmakers across party lines agree changes to the Tax Code are needed but appear increasingly at odds with one another over how best to tackle such reform and what progress is being made to achieve it. Add to that mix the differing opinions of the Trump administration, and an uncertain path forward emerges.House Republicans have spearheaded the recent uptick in tax reform discussions with continued reference to their tax reform “blueprint” released in June 2016. Nevertheless, the border adjustment tax (BAT), a key revenue raiser within the blueprint, has left a number of Republicans leery of throwing their full support to the overall proposal (TAXDAY, 2017/03/28, C.1). The BAT, as proposed by the blueprint, would tax certain imports, resulting in an estimated $1 trillion in revenue over a 10-year period. Senate Republicans and the Trump administration, however, have repeatedly voiced concerns over implementing a BAT system (TAXDAY, 2017/04/20, C.1).Many Democrats continue to encourage their Republican colleagues to embrace a bipartisan path forward on tax reform, while acknowledging Democrats’ votes would not be needed if legislation successfully moves through the budget reconciliation process. Nevertheless, the GOP majority has not yet found consensus on many aspects of tax reform, agreement that will be needed to meet the 51-vote threshold required in the Senate under the reconciliation process.There has been talk on Capitol Hill that a lack of Republican consensus could result in tax reform efforts derailing, with simple tax cuts being offered in place. And, because certain Senate rules require revenue neutrality, those cuts may be temporary at best.Further, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated to the House Ways and Means Committee on May 24 that temporary tax cuts are not off the table (TAXDAY, 2017/05/25, C.1). “Permanent is better than temporary, and temporary is better than nothing,” Mnuchin told House taxwriters. Moreover, Trump’s brief, one-page tax proposal signals support of broad tax cuts, rather than comprehensive reform, some lawmakers have said.Nevertheless, the president took to Twitter over the past weekend to announce that his tax proposal (TAXDAY, 2017/04/27, W.1) is moving along ahead of schedule. “The massive tax cuts/reform that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well,”” he said. Democrats have criticized Trump’s proposal as largely benefiting the wealthy (TAXDAY, 2017/04/27, C.1).White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on May 30 that Trump’s “plan for the most significant tax reform in decades continues to progress.” Over the past week, the administration has had several meetings with Congress regarding tax reform, according to Spicer. “In particular, Secretary Mnuchin met separately with the House Ways and Means Committee, Republican and Democrat members, the Freedom Caucus, and the Republic Study Committee,” Spicer told reporters.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News Staff
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Gian Piero Gasperini and Atalanta have even more injury problems going into tomorrow’s trip to Sampdoria. “We’re a bit low on numbers.” It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. La Dea picked up the first ever Champions League point on Wednesday, holding Manchester City to a 1-1 draw, but the strain of this added tournament is taking its toll. “It was important for the players to have put in a strong Champions League performance. Although the result didn’t go our way, I think the game with Shakhtar Donetsk was just as good,” said Gasp in his press conference. “Evidently, considering they were down to 10 men, we were left with a few regrets that it wasn’t three points with Manchester City, but it was a big step forward for the lads and their confidence playing at that level. “Now we have to settle back into Serie A and recover from the defeat to Cagliari, which rather held up our progress. We mustn’t kid ourselves with Sampdoria’s current position in the table, as they are still tough to face in a difficult stadium. “Unfortunately, Ruslan Malinovskyi picked up an injury in training on Thursday. Remo Freuler went off in the last few minutes against City and needs a fitness test today. Robin Gosens has sciatica, Josip Ilicic is suspended and Duvan Zapata is still not available, as we can’t risk relapses. “We hope to have Duvan Zapata back against Juventus after the break for international duty. At the moment, he can’t kick or sprint, but we’ve got two weeks. Right now, we’re a bit low on numbers.” Sampdoria have struggled to score goals this season, under both Eusebio Di Francesco and Claudio Ranieri. “They are an underestimated team, but if they are that low down the table, it means they must have some problems.” Samp include Emiliano Rigoni, who spent six months on loan with Atalanta last season and failed to make an impact. “Rigoni is a fine player, but coaches are like chefs: sometimes you ask for salt and they give you sugar. That doesn’t mean the sugar is bad, but it might not fit with the recipe.”
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Global is coming off a second place finish in the Singapore Cup last week. But while the team has struggled in the PFL this season, Singaporean coach Akbar Nawas still boasts one of the most experienced teams in the league led by Misagh Bahadoran.Nawas however rued the missed opportunity of not playing in Cebu.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ LATEST STORIES But Meralco is upbeat with coach Aris Caslib liking his squad’s chances since it no longer needs to travel to Cebu to play Global’s home match due to the unavailability of the Cebu City Sports Center.“The confidence of the team is high,” said Caslib. “This will be a good opportunity to have rest in between games because we don’t need to travel.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe former national team coach has actually impressed in his first season with the Sparks, coping well despite the departure of Phil and James Younghusband to the Davao Aguilas in the middle of the season.Simon Greatwich, Tahj Minniecon and Joaco Canas have taken over the leadership mantle in the squad, while talented youngsters like Daniel Gadia and Connor Tacagni have actually emerged as solid options for the Sparks. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 As if topping the quadruple round league wasn’t tough enough, FC Meralco Manila’s road to a first Philippines Football League title now needs to go through a club which already owns a rich winning tradition.Global Cebu, which has endured an inconsistent season, finishing fourth in the league, stands in the way of the Sparks in the two-leg semifinals starting Saturday at 4 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments F2 Logistics battles lowly Iriga with eye on No. 1 berth
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after being ejected for targeting during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa took a big shot at Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota during the National Championship Game, and took some criticism afterwards from those who felt that he was trying to injure the Heisman winner. During this weekend’s Walter Camp Awards Dinner in New Haven, Bosa took a selfie with Mariota, and jokingly added the caption “He’s mad at me,” likely a reference to the play. Clearly, Mariota doesn’t appear to hold any ill will.pic.twitter.com/Vpsuz2ARTb— Joey Bosa (@jbbigbear) January 17, 2015Bosa’s been a great follow on social media all season because of his sense of humor. We’re excited to see what he does on the field and the internet in 2015.
Twitter/@ESPNStatsInfoJohn Calipari isn’t afraid to go after people—earlier this off-season, he had a bit of a spat with Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski—so it should come as little surprise that he might take an shot at the coach of his archrival. Rick Pitino and Louisville are still wading through the sex scandal that hit the program just ahead of last season, which ultimately led to the Cardinals banning themselves from the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Calipari went on a recent episode of Mike Lupica’s podcast, and was asked whether coaches are aware when violations are committed within their programs. He doesn’t name Pitino or Louisville, but it is hard to imagine that he isn’t referring to them in his answer. Transcribed by CollegeBasketballTalk:“Well, it depends on who that coach is. You know, there will be some coaches where everybody will say there is no way he knew. There will be other coaches that (they) would say, ‘Well, he knew what he knew that that happened with that family in eighth grade. He knew. You know he knew. He knew.’ It’s all what people are going to say.”“All I can tell you is this: If it happens on your campus, and it happens with your assistants and those people, you probably have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. If it happens back in their hometown, it happens back with their family or other ways, there’s no way you can know. You just don’t know. So all I would say is most coaches have an idea if it happened on their campus. You might not be the first to know about it, but you eventually hear about it.”“It’s unfortunate. You wish there was more consistency about how they do things in the NCAA. There’s a belief out there of selective enforcement in the NCAA. Some people will call right to Emmert and say, ‘Get these people off of me,’ and it changes. It’s selective.”Listen to the full podcast here: [CollegeBasketballTalk]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says that as the Government continues work to reform Jamaica’s economy and instil a new level of professionalism and prudence in policymaking, official statistics on key developments and out-turns will become increasingly important. “As we deepen markets in Jamaica, and as we pursue a market economy… as the best form (for) the allocation of resources, and goods and services, data and official statistics are going to be crucially important in the planning process,” the Minister said. He was speaking at the Statistical Institute of Jamaica’s (STATIN) recent media sensitisation seminar, held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says that as the Government continues work to reform Jamaica’s economy and instil a new level of professionalism and prudence in policymaking, official statistics on key developments and out-turns will become increasingly important.“As we deepen markets in Jamaica, and as we pursue a market economy… as the best form (for) the allocation of resources, and goods and services, data and official statistics are going to be crucially important in the planning process,” the Minister said.He was speaking at the Statistical Institute of Jamaica’s (STATIN) recent media sensitisation seminar, held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew.Noting that the role of official statistics in economic development cannot be “over-emphasised,” Dr. Clarke said they are integral to public policy formulation and decision making, as also in the planning and operation of private businesses and enterprises.Additionally, he said data collated by national statistics agencies are pivotal in establishing a mutual body of knowledge and trade among people and economies in an “increasingly connected” world.Against this background, the Minister lauded STATIN for its sterling role in compiling and analysing data, and publishing statistics on commercial, economic, and industrial as well as general developments in Jamaica.Dr. Clarke, who has portfolio responsibility for STATIN, noted that the agency operates within and abides by the international best practices articulated in a Resolution on Official Statistics, which the United Nations (UN) adopted in 1994, and to which Jamaica and a number of other countries are signatories.He pointed out that the Resolution resulted from a recognition of the pivotal role that official statistics play in the economic growth and development of countries, adding that it is underpinned by 10 guiding principles.Notable among these, the Minister said, are those regarding relevance, impartiality and equal access, professional standards, accountability and transparency, confidentiality, and safeguards against misuse of information.Consequently, Dr. Clarke said official statistics constitute an “essential element” in improving a government’s ability to develop appropriate economic and social reform policies.“In a market economy, you allocate your resources how you best see fit. Now if we don’t have information that summarises all of that activity, then we will be moving forward on a blind basis. So, in a market economy, official data and statistics are indispensable. We are going to need to be a more data-responsible and data-driven (society), if we want to achieve our full potential as a great country and a great nation,” he argued.The seminar, which was held under the theme ‘Statistics and the Media – Why Understanding Official Data Matters’, was aimed at assisting media practitioners to understand, interpret and present official data accurately.It focused on the gross domestic product and consumer price index.