By Sam Whelan 27/03/2020 Cargo is being abandoned at Indian airports amid the “chaos” caused by the country’s three-week nationwide lockdown.Having started on Sunday in some cities, the anti-coronavirus measures were extended on Wednesday to include the entire 1.3 billion population until 15 April.Cargo movement is supposed to be exempt from the lockdown restrictions, but there are widespread reports of disruption across land, sea and air.“Due to city-wide lockdown, vehicles are not moving freely and are being detained by law enforcement agencies, if the commodity is not of an ‘essential’ nature,” according to Geodis. © Daniel Prudek “General cargo haulage is not happening, and no trucker is willing to risk carrying general cargo shipments to and from airports. Import cargo not being cleared due to the non-availability of a customs house agent or loaders, is being abandoned in the airport.“This will add to the chaos and cause damage, pilferage and loss. Even after clearance, truckers are not willing to take cargo for delivery in urban areas.“Also, all inter-city borders are closed. Other than ‘essential commodities’ – nothing is moving,” Geodis added.According to Agility, airport operations are significantly impacted, with freighter movements impeded due to manpower restrictions. And Cathay Pacific said today it was cancelling a number of freighter flights to India, or omitting stops in the country, including Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.RS Subramanian, MD of DHL Express, confirmed to the Economic Times: “While freighters are allowed to fly, our airport facilities are choked to the point where we can’t even offload boxes from the aircraft.“There is acute short-staffing. We usually have over 200 people at the Delhi airport cargo terminal, now we have 10.”The Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training (IFTRT) estimated some 500,000 drivers have been left stranded and prevented from crossing state-borders, with police reportedly stopping drivers amid confusion over what is or isn’t an “essential” service.Furthermore, drivers still on the roads are struggling to find food and supplies, since most restaurants and businesses are closed.Karthi Baskar, deputy managing director of Kintetsu World Express (India), said the trucking problem was due to a lack of government permits.Hundreds of thousands of additional drivers have “fled” back to their villages to escape the virus, reports suggest, leaving cargo at ports in Mumbai and Chennai.A 14-day quarantine on ships calling at Indian ports is also causing delays and added costs, with APL announcing today it would apply a port congestion surcharge on cargo bound for Kolkata. Only port calls from the most coronavirus-affected countries are subject to quarantine, however.The crisis has caused a string of private ports to declare force majeure, including Adani Ports, the country’s largest private operator. The 12 largest ports run by the government have also apparently been “given the option” to do the same by the ministry of shipping, according to P&I Services.The cargo bottlenecks and disruptions have forced some forwarders to tell customers nearly all trade with India is on hold.“The lockdown is expected to impact almost all major cities in India, and will include a near total stop for cargo movement on both ocean freight as well as airfreight,” said Scan Global Logistics.
Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Collier County Sheriff’s OfficeElderly Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 Missing Collier teen seen with man at Fort Myers Publix June 11, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementKeller was booked into the Monroe County Jail where he bond was set at $150,000. COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A Naples woman was arrested for stealing more than $100,000 worth of jewelry, cash, and new cars from elderly victims. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said Lynn Keller, 65, was arrested in Monroe County on April 5 on a warrant out of Collier County relating to crimes against the elderly and grand theft from a person 65 or older, among others. An incident was reported back in 2019 when deputies learned the jewelry and personal banking documents were stolen from an elderly victim. Collier County deputies said the crimes were traced back to Keller. Deputies learned Keller forged a victim’s name on a new car, transferred the title to herself as a “gift.” Collier County deputies said she also transferred funds from the person’s account to her own, and forged checks in the victims’ names. Deputies investigate overnight shooting in Golden Gate June 10, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments
Facebook “If the government are serious about keeping pubs closed, then incentivise it. Otherwise there’s gonna be chip shop/frozen pizza menus on lots of pub counters all over the country and a hell of a lot more anger with the people following the rules being penalized over and over again.”“We could have opened on 29th June but took a view that it was unfair on loyal customers who didn’t wish to consume a meal but only wanted a pint and a bit of social interaction,” said the Brewery, a popular establishment based in the centre of Rathdowney.“We have now been told that those guidlines will continue until August 10th. We feel this is a mistake to punish the rural pubs in small towns and villages we dont believe they are the issue but feel the powers that be should look primarily at stopping international travel first.“We are not Ryanair with 4 billion euro of reserve, as much as it goes against principles in supporting others including our neighbouring pub we intend to open on Monday 20th. financially we cannot afford to remain closed for another three weeks. I hope folk understand our position.”SEE ALSO – #LoveLaois: Class video of Sheeran’s in Coolrain will have you missing the craic of Irish pubs more than ever By Steven Miller – 16th July 2020 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Two Laois pubs have expressed their frustration at the Government’s decision to delay their re-opening until August 10.Pubs and nightclubs were due to open this Monday, July 20, under Phase 4 of the Government’s plan to re-open business and society.But due to a rise in Coronavirus cases, particularly in the younger age groups and a higher ‘R Number’, a decision was taken to postpone Phase 4 for another three weeks.As well as not allowing pubs and nightclubs to re-open, the cap on gatherings will be left at 50 for indoor events and 200 for outdoor gatherings until August 10 also.PJ Kavanagh, owner of Kavanagh’s Pub and live music venue in Portlaoise, and the Brewery in Rathdowney have both hit out at the decision, though the Brewery, which serves food, will now re-open this coming Monday.Pubs that serve food were allowed to re-open on June 29 but some pubs, like the Brewery in Rathdowney, decided against that at the time. However, they now say that they will re-open next week as they cannot afford to stay closed for any longer. All pubs have been closed since mid March.“We closed before we were told to,” said Kavanaghs in a Facebook post. “We’ve being doing the right thing for everyones benefit. Others have acted the bollix and been rewarded.“Seriously, when will be allowed reopen? We’re adults, we understand its not going to be easy. Even without regulations we’ve invested heavily in what we believe is the right thing to do. Home News Business Laois pubs express their frustration as re-opening delayed until August 10 NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp Previous articleSafety, the weather and lots of fun – what to expect at this year’s Laois GAA Cul CampsNext articleConcerns expressed over new developments in Portlaoise – as well as anger over a ‘further erosion of Local Government” Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp TAGSCoronavirusKavanagh’s Bar PortlaoisePJ KavanaghRathdowneyThe Brewery Laois pubs express their frustration as re-opening delayed until August 10 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date
Canadian Press Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Closed-end fundsCompanies Central Fund of Canada Ltd., Sprott Inc. Related news Faircourt migrates two closed-end funds to NEO Sprott Inc. says it has struck a deal to take control of rival gold-holding firm Central Fund of Canada Ltd. after a protracted takeover effort. Toronto-based Sprott said Monday it will pay $120 million in cash and stock for Central Fund of Canada Ltd.’s common shares and for the right to administer and manage the fund’s assets. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Digital Consumer Dividend Fund files IPO The deal, which requires approval from Central Fund shareholders, would see its class A shareholders transferred to a new Sprott Physical Gold and Silver Trust. Sprott says the deal would add $4.3 billion to its assets under management, which are focused largely on holding physical precious metals on behalf of clients, and 90,000 investors to its client base. In March, Sprott tried to go through the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta to allow Central Fund’s class A shareholders to swap their shares to Sprott after the family that controls Central Fund rebuffed their attempt to make a deal. Last year Sprott took over Central GoldTrust, a similar fund controlled by the same family, after securing support from more than 96% of shareholder votes cast. Europe Blue-Chip Dividend & Growth Fund confirms termination date
RelatedSomerset Wins Best Community Competition RelatedSomerset Wins Best Community Competition RelatedSomerset Wins Best Community Competition Advertisements Somerset Wins Best Community Competition CultureSeptember 1, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Somerset community in Manchester received the top prize of $500,000, in the recently held Digicel Best Community Competition.The Social Development Commission (SDC) facilitated event saw 27 communities entering the competition, with last year’s third placed participant, Somerset, coming out on top.Community Development Officer of the SDC, Shamarrah Gilbert, told JIS News that the community members were wiling to work with her, and they did a lot of planning. “Somerset is a rural community with mainly farmers, and they were willing to come out and support activities that were planned, and that is what I believe got them on top,” she said.“The Best Community Competition is geared at assisting communities to unite, and to work together to achieve their goals in community development. I will encourage communities to participate in this venture, as we can’t wait for things to come to our communities. We must work to put them in a position to get funding for development projects, and this competition helps in that regard,” Miss Gilbert pointed out.Meanwhile, President of the Somerset Community Development Council, Faith Williams-Powell, explained that their beatification project, and the plans they had developed for a cave in the community contributed to their success in the competition.“We zeroed in on the heritage aspect of our community, and the natural resources that we have. We looked at our primary school and did some upgrading work there, and the plans to improve agricultural skills in the area all helped,” she said. The Council is now looking at a yam project to create employment in the community.Grove Place took second place in the competition, winning $250,000; while Pike placed third, receiving $100,000.
Memory Walk and Jog is returning to Geelong Dementia AustraliaLocals are getting ready for the Geelong Memory Walk & Jog 2021, which will be held on Sunday 14 March 2021 at Eastern Park.The course is family-friendly, suitable for all levels of fitness, and there will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as raffles, plenty of entertainment, food stalls and special guest appearances from Memory Walk & Jog mascot Al the Elephant.You can choose to take part as an individual or get a team together, and select whether you take part in a 2km or 4.5km walk, or 7km run.Currently there are an estimated 120,900 people living with dementia in Victoria. With that figure projected to increase to about 301,000 by 2058, events like Memory Walk & Jog play an important role not only in funding support, but also in raising awareness of dementia.Funds raised through the Memory Walk & Jog series help provide invaluable support, education and resources for people living with dementia in Australia, their carers, families and friends.There are 17 Memory Walk & Jog events planned across Australia in 2021, with each event offering fun for people of all ages and abilities.The safety and wellbeing of Memory Walk & Jog participants, volunteers and staff is Dementia Australia’s top priority at these events. The team is constantly monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19, and remains in communication with the relevant federal, state and local authorities.A robust COVID-safe plan has been tailored for each individual event and will be adapted as needed closer to the date of the event.Register for the Geelong Memory Walk & Jog event now, or find out about the other events planned across Australia at www.memorywalk.com.auDementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available and the Helpline is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, communication, dementia, Dementia Australia, Eastern, education, elephant, Geelong, Government, participants, research, resources, Victoria, wellbeing
Published: Jan. 29, 2019 • By Kellen Short The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge is recruiting participants for its 11th annual competition, offering mentoring and resources for budding entrepreneurs and more than $200,000 for campus startups to make their ideas a reality.The program trains participants to develop a business venture from scratch, connect with customers, create a product and craft a compelling pitch for investors. Participants gain unparalleled access to founders, CEOs and big thinkers from across Boulder’s prolific startup community.Registration closes Feb. 22 for participants, but those who sign up sooner can immediately begin attending NVC events and learning from mentors.For the first time ever, NVC will offer a Hardware Track, sponsored by the College of Engineering and Applied Science, for teams focused on creating physical products. Through workshops and mentoring, teams will learn to negotiate manufacturing minefields, set up efficient product supply chains, build sustainable business models and avoid common pitfalls experienced by those types of ventures, said Kyle Judah, director of entrepreneurship at CU Engineering.“We’ll connect them with specialized mentors in the local startup community with those experiences and help them take their idea from the dorm room or classroom into making real-world impact,” Judah said.Additional tracks are available in Research & Development, Information Technology, Creative Industries and General.NVC is open to anyone with a Buff OneCard, including students, faculty and staff. Teams may also include members outside the CU community, as long as at least one team member has a Buff OneCard and plays a significant role in the business creation.Creating a team of diverse founders with complementary skills and experiences will boost chances of success, Judah said. Even those whose ideas are less developed should consider joining, he said, because all who participate will emerge with greater familiarity about the startup process and a better chance of success in the future.“It’s a great opportunity to learn, make mistakes in a safe environment and build up muscle memory for how to create new products,” Judah said.Each track holds a semi-final and final competition in March, and winners from each track advance to the NVC Championships on April 3 at the Boulder Theatre.Track winners are eligible for up to $10,000 in prizes, while the top team from the campus could take home up to $200,000.NVC also offers a women’s entrepreneurship prize available to all teams who have at least one female founder, as well as a social impact prize for ideas that effectively integrate social and environmental responsibility in their business plan.“Engineering and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand, and New Venture Challenge is an incredible training ground for those who want to dip their toes in the water,” Judah said.Categories:EntrepreneurshipTags:Blog Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via E-mail
AdvertisementRack & Riddle Co-Owner Rebecca Faust cutting the ribbon.HEALDSBURG, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 – Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, one of the largest custom crush operations in Northern California, celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new Healdsburg facility on Wednesday. Approximately 200 guests attended the event, including Healdsburg city and Chamber of Commerce officials, preeminent wine industry figures and the area’s top winemakers. Guests were guided on behind-the-scenes tours of the facility, and enjoyed Rack & Riddle sparkling wines, wood-fired pizza by Diavola Pizzeria and live music performed by The Delta Rockets.In a speech to the large crowd of 150-plus people gathered underneath the white tent for the 2:30 p.m. ribbon cutting, Rack & Riddle co-owner Bruce Lundquist thanked the many people who helped make the new 67,000-square-foot winemaking facility a reality.“We’ve had a fairly tumultuous four or five months moving down here from Hopland—it’s a little bit ironic we actually started our business partnership here in Healdsburg, started our first business operations in Hopland, and eight years later we find ourselves back in Healdsburg, and we’re happy to be back here,” said Lundquist.In just nine months’ time over the past year, Rack & Riddle expanded its footprint to 120,000 square feet in Sonoma County via its Alexander Valley location at 4001 Hwy 128 in Geyserville, dedicated to crushing and fermenting, and the new Healdsburg facility, located a few blocks from the Healdsburg town square at 499 Moore Lane. The Healdsburg facility focuses on all phases of sparkling winemaking and bottling, as well as still wine bottling, white wine fermentation, and alternative wine packaging including pouching and kegging.“To our neighbors and friends, you’ve probably been hearing about this project from the sidelines and now you’re seeing it first-hand, so we welcome you,” said Lundquist. “We welcome all of our clients who made the trip here today. We’re very thankful for our clients and their continued use of our services.”Having grown from eight employees when founded in 2007 to more than 50 today, Rack & Riddle has seen its business increase 42 percent the past two years. Rack & Riddle found its niche as one of only a handful of custom crush facilities in the nation specializing in méthode champenoise sparkling wines—a labor-intensive process that involves secondary fermentation in the bottle.Rack & Riddle’s new facility in HealdsburgRack & Riddle offers full custom services for sparkling wines as well asstill red and white wines. Among its offerings are complete base-to-bottle, grape-to-bottle and “shiner” programs (pre-bottled wines available to purchase for application of customers’ private brand labels). Rack & Riddle unlocks the ability for wineries, businesses or individuals to create a private label wine, without the overhead and investment of owning a winery.Rack & Riddle customers spoke of the benefits of utilizing the shiner and custom crush programs. “We wanted a high quality sparkling wine that would complement our portfolio of high-end Pinot Noirs and Pinotages,” said Amy Kemp, co-proprietor of Loma Prieta Winery. “After tasting through some of the Rack & Riddle samples, we decided to privately label a lovely Blanc de Noirs. We’re almost sold out of it, and have ordered a new Blanc de Noirs sparkling with a Pinot Meunier dosage, about which we’re very excited.”Loma Prieta also recently sent Rack & Riddle 10 tons of Pinotage to crush and create a sparkling wine in the grape-to-bottle program. “We are eagerly anticipating what might be California’s very first sparkling made from 100 percent Pinotage fruit,” said Kemp. “Working with Rack & Riddle has been an absolute pleasure. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide outstanding customer service, which affords us the opportunity to provide a superior product at a very reasonable price point.”ABOUT RACK & RIDDLE CUSTOM WINE SERVICES:With a recent expansion to two new locations in Sonoma County, Rack & Riddle is proudly committed to providing pristine facilities where winemakers craft both still and sparkling wines. Rack & Riddle offers complete grape-to-bottle, base-to-bottle, and shiner programs for private labels, and houses nearly 2 million gallons of stainless steel storage and fermentation vessels. An exceptional winemaking team produces over 1 million cases of wine annually. For more information, please visit www.rackandriddle.com.Advertisement Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Rack & Riddle Celebrates Healdsburg Facility Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting CeremonyIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessRack & Riddle Celebrates Healdsburg Facility Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting CeremonyBy Press Release – August 29, 2014 38 0 Share Facebook Email ReddIt TAGSRack & Riddle Twitter Pinterest Previous articleAfternoon Brief, August 28Next articleThe Carneros Wine Alliance announces area wineries are open for business this Labor Day weekend, and eager to spread #CarnerosLove Press Release
Linkedin Facebook Home Industry News Releases Certified Sommelier, Allison Crawford, Joins ‘BOTTLEST Winery, Bar & Bistro’ in Santa…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessCertified Sommelier, Allison Crawford, Joins ‘BOTTLEST Winery, Bar & Bistro’ in Santa Barbara Wine CountryBy Press Release – October 12, 2017 181 0 Twitter AdvertisementBOTTLEST Winery, Bar & Bistro (www.bottlestbistro.com), Santa Ynez Valley’s new dining and entertainment destination in Buellton, California, is pleased to announce that Certified Sommelier, Allison Crawford, has joined the venue’s management team. Prior to Bottlest, Crawford spent 10 years at Disneyland Resort fine dining establishment, Carthay Circle Restaurant, in Anaheim, California.Crawford brings her decade in high-end guest relations, wine service and hospitality to Bottlest, where she will aid guests in navigating the restaurant and bar’s 300-bottle wine list, as well as one of the space’s defining features – the “Wine Wall” – a Napa Technology WineStation system dispensing 52 ever-changing, automated self-serve wine tasting options available as one ounce tastes, half- or full glasses.Crawford will call upon her Disney background as a staff wine educator and trainer, as she also leads the new, open-to-the-public Bottlest Winery Tours, which take guests through Bottlest parent company, Terravant Wine Company’s, winery facility – the largest wine production facility in Santa Barbara Wine Country.Advertisement ReddIt TAGSAllison CrawfordBottlest Winery Bar & BistropeopleTerravant Wine Company Email Pinterest Share Previous articleMionetto Prosecco Celebrates 130 Years as a Leading Prosecco ProducerNext articleCanada’s Supreme Court to Hear From Small BC Wineries Press Release