Bulk of Covid-19 losses behind us, says Beazley CEO

first_imgTuesday 24 November 2020 2:45 pm whatsapp By Muvija M and Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) – Next year could be one of Beazley’s strongest for more than a decade, the Lloyd’s of London insurer’s chief executive said on Tuesday, with the industry likely having already absorbed the bulk of its losses from the coronavirus pandemic. “We hope that the COVID-19 claims are generally behind us,” Andrew Horton said at the Reuters Events Future of Insurance Europe conference. Beazley boss upbeat on 2021 after COVID-19 losses by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors Reuters More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ “We have written more (insurance) in 2020 than we originally thought and we think 2021 is looking better. It is probably going to be one of our best growth years since the early 2000s.” Beazley, which manages six Lloyd’s syndicates, in September doubled its claims estimate related to the coronavirus crisis to $340 million, with almost all the increase caused by a wave of event cancellations. Horton did not see many more claims coming through on event cancellation. “There may be some liability claims coming out of COVID-19 which will take a while to mature, that will happen over a number of years rather than instantly.” Horton also said Beazley and others in the market were working with Lloyd’s of London on a common approach to the underwriting of fossil fuels. Share (Reporting by Carolyn Cohn in London and Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirsten Donovan) Lloyd’s, which houses around 100 syndicate members, has faced criticism for insuring coal. The market was “thinking through how we can be as definitive as possible” about what it was willing to insure, Horton said, Beazley does not insure new coal mines, Horton added. whatsapp Tags: Beazleylast_img read more

Informa profit plunges as pandemic shutters events

first_img Informa, the world’s largest exhibition company, has been hit hard by the pandemic (Getty Images) Also Read: Informa profit plunges as pandemic shutters events Informa said it was on track to hit its target of £600m in cost savings by the end of the year, including £400m in direct savings to operating profit and £200m annualised indirect savings. James Warrington whatsapp Wednesday 6 January 2021 8:12 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsLuxury Senior Living In Scottsdale is Now Affordable! (See Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week The FTSE 100 firm, which is the world’s largest exhibitions group, said it expected adjusted operating profit in the range of £250 and £270m. This is down from £933m in 2019. Share The firm said this portfolio of subscription-led businesses had continued to perform well in 2020, delivering positive underlying growth for the year. Informa, which runs events including the China Beauty Expo and the Monaco Yacht Show, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis, with in-person events around the world grinding to a halt. Events group Informa forecast a plunge in profit in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic brought the events industry to its knees. Informa profit plunges as pandemic shutters events Rishton, who serves on Informa’s board and has also held non-executive roles at Unilever and Serco, will take over as chair at the annual general meeting in June. “The continued strength and growth of our subscription businesses and our prior decision to extend the physical Events Postponement Programme should serve us well as markets gradually open up and customer confidence recovers in the latter half of 2021. Equally important, will be our continued commitment to strengthening our digital and data capabilities.”center_img Informa today also confirmed the appointment of John Rishton as its new chair, replacing Derek Mapp. Informa, the world’s largest exhibition company, has been hit hard by the pandemic (Getty Images) Also Read: Informa profit plunges as pandemic shutters events Chief executive  Stephen A. Carter said: “The Informa group enters 2021 with an intention to use the progressive return from Covid-19 to deepen our use of digital and data services, thereby ensuring our products and brands remain relevant in a post pandemic world.  Show Comments ▼ The company said some events had resumed in mainland China and Asia, while the rollout of vaccines in Europe and North America provided optimism for recovery in 2021. The exhibition group has shifted its focus more towards virtual events and its digital services, which include academic publisher Taylor & Francis and the historic Lloyd’s List shipping journal. whatsapp Informa, the world’s largest exhibition company, has been hit hard by the pandemic (Getty Images) More From Our Partners Feds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Revenue is set to reach roughly £1.6bn, compared to £2.9bn the previous year. Tags: Informalast_img read more

Breaking: TUI to shut 48 more high street stores across Britain

first_img“We believe Covid-19 has only strengthened a change in purchasing habits, with people looking to buy online or wishing to speak with travel experts from the comfort of their own home.” “We have world class travel advisors at TUI, so we hope many of them will become homeworkers and continue to offer the personalised service we know our customers value.” whatsapp “It is therefore imperative that we make these difficult cost decisions and do our best to look after our colleagues during such unprecedented uncertainty.” Michiel Willems whatsapp (AFP via Getty Images) (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Breaking: TUI to shut 48 more high street stores across Britain Share (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Breaking: TUI to shut 48 more high street stores across Britain The travel industry has been badly hit by Government restrictions and the collapse in demand during the pandemic. TUI is currently unable to send people from the UK on holiday due to lockdown restrictions. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comcenter_img All 273 employees affected by the decision will be offered new roles in other locations, the company added. Tuesday 23 March 2021 6:18 pm Breaking: TUI to shut 48 more high street stores across Britain “We want to be in the best position to provide excellent customer service, whether it’s in a high street store, over the telephone or online, and will continue to put the customer at the heart of what we do,” according to a company statement issued this evening. Britain’s biggest tour operator said the travel industry and the high street “are both facing unprecedented pressure” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Show Comments ▼ The news comes after TUI announced in July of last year that 166 shops closed due to the virus crisis would not reopen, which was nearly a third of its total. The firm is not publishing a list of the latest potential store closures. Tags: Travel delays and disruption TUI AG (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Breaking: TUI to shut 48 more high street stores across Britain The Anglo-German firm’s revenues in the three months to the end of 2020 fell from £3.39bn to just £410m, a drop of 88 per cent. Travel giant TUI confirmed this evening that it is planning to close 48 more of its retail stores across the UK.last_img read more

Oil drops again as the International Energy Agency slashes its growth forecast

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Medical training programs need to care about physician burnout. Should the rest of us?

first_img On the other side of physician burnout By Timothy Hoff June 21, 2018 Reprints The medical profession is waking up to the fact that too many doctors are burned out in their jobs with plenty of public handwringing. There’s no question it’s a big issue for physicians. But should the rest of us care about it?I’m not sure, and I study doctors and how they work.There isn’t a lot of systematic research linking burnout among physicians to the health of their patients. I’m not saying that physician burnout doesn’t matter for patients. It likely does. If my auto mechanic is burned out, it probably affects the quality of repairs I get, just as an emotionally exhausted clinician may not be at the top of his or her game.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: I want to care that many doctors are burning out in their jobs. I think that everyone should be aware of this reality, given that health care is a service industry and physicians provide many of its most important services. But I would care more if the profession and its training institutions took their culpability more seriously by shining a light directly on what they must do — and do quickly — to create doctors who are psychologically and emotionally prepared for what they will encounter in their jobs.We don’t have the luxury to roll out curriculum reforms in a piecemeal fashion, or think that widespread culture change will occur naturally without dramatic structural overhaul of the institutions involved in medical training. We need an educational revolution right now: radical shifts in the content of what medical schools and residency and fellowship programs teach their students, how they evaluate and interact with them, and greater awareness that they have the first and most important responsibility for preventing burnout in doctors.Without these, we can expect the problem of physician burnout to get worse, and I as a patient will keep wondering why I should care.Timothy J. Hoff, Ph.D., is professor of management, health care systems, and health policy at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and the School of Public Affairs and Policy at Northeastern University in Boston; a visiting associate fellow and visiting scholar at the University of Oxford; and the author of “Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health” (Oxford University Press, September 2017). If that’s the case, why aren’t we talking more about what physician burnout means for patients rather than just what it means for doctors? As a paying customer, is it my obligation to worry about how those who provide me with a service — and who are amply compensated for it — can feel better about what they do? Plenty of workers, from fast-food cooks to bus drivers and accountants go to work feeling burned out every day, yet we aren’t devoting pages of analysis to them even though they, too, deserve to have work that is joyful and rewarding. Nurses have experienced burnout for decades, yet there hasn’t been the same intense hue and cry for them as there is for physicians. Related: Instead, organized medicine lays the blame mostly with external forces like the corporatization of health care; the fragmentation of patient care; rising workloads; the incessant drive to make medical practice more efficient; and use of the dreaded electronic medical record. It’s true that these have made doctors’ workdays more negative, with decreased autonomy, damaged relationships with patients, and heavier workloads. My own research bears this out.But it is a downstream part of the problem. An earlier one is that too many doctors-in-training, most of whom enter medical school as young and idealistic, get put in a deep hole before they even get into their work careers as full-fledged physicians. Solid research shows that by the time many medical students and residents enter clinical practice full time, they are already burning out in high numbers. That undermines their desire to pursue the more altruistic, patient-centered form of professionalism that satisfies many physicians and gives intrinsic meaning to their work. While still in training, many report poor quality of life, and suffer from depression and psychological distress, all correlates of burnout.Knowing early that burnout may lie ahead, many young doctors make pragmatic career choices that emphasize establishing a good lifestyle and creating a balanced identity. Such choices let them pursue work and non-work interests equally and act as spouses, parents, and friends without being undermined by the demands of being a physician. I’ve researched doctors for a couple decades, written books about them, worked alongside them, and know many doctors personally. I also interact with them as a patient. What bothers me in the current discussion of doctor burnout is the lack of blame being laid on the doorstep of the medical training apparatus — medical schools as well as residency and fellowship programs. They have largely ignored this growing problem for years in the students and trainees they work to turn into competent physicians.advertisement I don’t blame them. By the time their medical training is over, physicians have already devoted a good chunk of their earthly existence to working hard, achieving, and making sacrifices just to have an opportunity to go into the profession. And many of them accumulate mounds of debt to fulfill that opportunity that will require years to pay back.This focus on career pragmatism isn’t simply driven by general “millennial values,” although there is no doubt that generation is more aware of the limitations of going all-in on any career. I believe it is an indictment of what is not happening in the critical years during which young men and women should be groomed to become competent, well-adjusted physicians able to thrive in a difficult job.Too many medical schools are nibbling at the margins of curriculum overhaul needed give students the well-rounded education they need to practice as doctors without feeling overwhelmed. And many medical residency programs still see their trainees as at-will employees rather than as highly talented assets in the most impressionable stages of their careers, employees who require a significant investment of resources to develop fully. Despite the rhetoric about change, medical school and residency and fellowship cultures overemphasize academic credentials and book smarts while largely ignoring ways to give students the street smarts, business training, resilience, adaptive mindsets, and emotional intelligence they need to navigate difficult and uncertain work circumstances.Because many role models in medical training are burned out themselves, they often lack the compassion and motivation to teach young doctors about the full rewards and realities of being a doctor, thus spreading their own psychological distress like a contagion.Add to all of this the fact that the environments in medical school and beyond remain highly pressured, overly controlling, ultra-competitive, and power laden to the point where many young physicians feel unempowered right away, and the stage is set for early career burnout to occur. It makes no sense — no other industry I know treats its most prized talent this way. Timothy Hoff Adobecenter_img Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Giving doctors the ‘capability’ they need to care for patients can fight burnout Please enter a valid email address. First OpinionMedical training programs need to care about physician burnout. Should the rest of us? Related: [email protected] About the Author Reprints Privacy Policy Tags educationphysicianslast_img read more

New co-working Digital Hub set to open in Mountmellick

first_img TAGSMountmellick Development Association Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By LaoisToday Reporter – 8th March 2019 Twitter Pinterest Community WhatsApp Are you tired of unneccesarily early starts and late finishes? Are you fed up of driving long distances to work or rushing to make the train?Would you like to have more time in the evenings to spend with your families or on your hobbies?Do you think you could continue working for the same business but do the work closer to home? Are you currently working from home but could do with a professional, fully-serviced office space to get you out of the house?The new Webmill co-working digital hub in Mountmellick could solve a lot of those issues for you.Significant investment has been pumped into the facility which will have numerous offices and desk space for up to 50 workers.Work is currently underway on the development with the first workers expected to move in at the end of this month.Based in the Mountmellick Development Association (MDA) building in Irishtown, the Webmill co-working Digital Hub boasts the following:High-speed broadbandModern office settingDay and long-term usage optionsFlexible working hoursFree car parkingOn campus restaurantOn campus crecheAdjacent to park and river walksBe part of a like-minded communityAccess to 3rd level institutionsSupports in place to turn you ideas into realities“Mountmellick Webmill is the ultimate mashup of entrepreneurs, startups, growth companies, educational institutions, the Laois Chamber, state agencies and local government,” says Paddy Buggy, manager of the MDA where the Webmill Digital Hub is based.“Mountmellick Webmill allows entrepreneurs to use collaborative spaces, coworking spaces, mingle with other entrepreneurs and have efficient access to everything from insights into the latest technology to legal and financial advice.“Rather than endure long commutes and daily congestion, residents of the Digital Hub can choose to work and live in places that are connected, walkable, bike-able and connected by technology.“Along with Laois County Council, we took the first step in making what we have called the Webmill a reality. In March 2018, renovation started on the Mountmellick Business Park with the Mountmellick Development Association, and soon the Webmill will open the doors officially to startup companies.”For further information, contact the MDA manager Paddy Buggy on 057 8624525 or email [email protected] ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Home Sponsored New co-working Digital Hub set to open in Mountmellick Sponsored Twitter Podcasts Facebook WhatsApp Rugby Previous articleThe Laois All-Ireland winner who is leading the charges of Limerick’s underage hurling sceneNext articleLaois woman ‘dares to say yes’ on her travels to Panama for World Youth Day LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook New co-working Digital Hub set to open in Mountmellick Pinterest Talking Sport Podcast: County finals galore, international call ups and Mike Henchy interview Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

BYOD risks: Keeping tabs on your company’s mobile information

first_img A remarkable 75% of Canadian businesses now support the use of employee-owned smartphones and tablets, according to a joint white paper by Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, and Telus. The paper, released last week, highlights many of the risks associated with allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for company purposes. And when personal financial data is in the mix, financial advisors are likely to be at the forefront of this rapidly evolving intersection between professional relationships, personal privacy and corporate security. Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Digital identity verification comes to Canadian financial institutions Patricia Chisholm RBC adds AI-powered budgeting feature to mobile app Rather than trying to discourage the BYOD trend, the white paper lays out a five-step process to guard against what it says is a potentially dangerous blurring of the line between private and business use of mobile devices. The white paper, called Bring Your Own Device: Is Your Organization Ready?, notes that, “this blurring of the personal and business use of a mobile device raises many privacy concerns which, if not properly addressed, may result in privacy breaches, effectively turning the many benefits of BYOD into losses to the organization.” The white paper lays out a set of five steps or recommendations designed to help companies avoid privacy violations caused by BYOD issues. The concept is to build privacy into the design of a company’s policies, as a more effective means of ensuring that violations do not occur as a result of everyday practices. The steps deal with: identifying the needs of employees who use their mobile devices for work; making choices about which devices may be used by whom and the level of access they are given; developing a written policy dealing with security, monitoring, privacy, how company wi-fi may be used, and actions that will result in termination; additional measures to protect the security of the company’s IT system and how it stores personal information; and, support for employees, including responses to lost or misplaced devices. Timothy Banks, a lawyer at Denton’s who specializes in data governance issues, has reviewed the white paper. He notes that there is one aspect of it where he differs. “In my view, a BYOD policy is insufficient to address the complexities of managing security and privacy expectations and the cooperation required by employees and information technology and security professionals,” he says. Banks recommends that companies develop a written agreement that clearly sets out the rights and obligations of employers and employees who use their own mobile devices for work. With employees expecting privacy and employers expecting security of their data, such an agreement could help to greatly clarify what is fast becoming one of the most complex new trends in the workplace, he suggests. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Keywords Privacy,  Mobile applications and devices last_img read more

Education Minister Satisfied with Security at Duhaney Park Primary

first_imgEducation Minister Satisfied with Security at Duhaney Park Primary EducationOctober 15, 2009 Advertisements RelatedEducation Minister Satisfied with Security at Duhaney Park Primary RelatedEducation Minister Satisfied with Security at Duhaney Park Primarycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Honourable Andrew Holness, has said he is satisfied that there was no breakdown in security at the Duhaney Park Primary School in St. Andrew, where a student went missing on Tuesday (October 13).Yesterday (October 14), members of the community demonstrated at the school, padlocking the gates and forcing classes to be suspended for the day, following reports that 10-year old Annaleise Davis could not be found.Today, Mr. Holness visited the school and had a closed-door meeting with the Chairman of the school Board, the Principal and Vice-principal and Annaleise’s Grade Co-ordinator. Following that meeting, Mr. Holness also met with teachers at the institution, who were shaken up after the demonstration.Speaking with journalists after the closed-door meeting, Mr. Holness said that Annaleise had been returned today and that she was unharmed. The Minister said he was satisfied with the level of security at the school and that the 10-year old appeared to have wandered off the school compound during a change of shifts.Minster of Education, Honourable Andrew Holness (right), and Principal of the Duhaney Park Primary School, in St. Andrew, Dr. Vincent Campbell, speak with journalists today (October 15), following their closed-door meeting to discuss the disappearance of 10-year-old student, Annaleise Davis, from the school on Tuesday, October 14. The student was found today.“I don’t think we could place any great blame on the school for what has happened. There is a period of time, during the normal school operation, when unavoidably, they have to let out the kids and the gates have to be opened. It’s a shift school, so there is a transition period of time. We suspect that may have been the time when the child left the school,” he said.Mr. Holness reiterated the importance of ensuring that teachers check for attendance twice during the day and noted that the incident has brought into sharp focus the need to get schools off the shift system as soon as possible.“We really have to get the schools off the shift system. Whenever I get the opportunity to speak, I always say to the nation that we have to build more schools. We simply do not have enough schools and this is an example of problems that can occur because of the shift system,” he argued.The Minister also expressed disappointment with the manner in which the matter was dealt with by the community.Minster of Education, Honourable Andrew Holness (left), meets with Chairman of the Duhaney Park Primary School Board, Dr. Blossom O’Meally- Nelson (centre), and the school’s principal, Dr. Vincent Campbell, at the school, today (October 15), following demonstrations at the institution yesterday (October 14), by persons protesting the disappearance of 10-year-old student, Annaleise Davis. The student was turned over to the police today.“We would urge our parents not to act in this way; that no one wins like this, that it would have been better to join with the Principal and the staff in actively searching for the child. We wasted a lot of time in protest,” he said.For his part, Principal, Dr. Vincent Campbell, said it was “welcome relief” for the school that Annaleise was not hurt.Meanwhile, counselling has been arranged for the students and teachers who were affected by the student’s disappearance and the subsequent protest. RelatedEducation Minister Satisfied with Security at Duhaney Park Primarylast_img read more

Netball returns to Silverdome

first_imgNetball returns to Silverdome Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and RecreationSarah Courtney,Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and EventsFresh off the success of their pre-season games in Hobart the Collingwood Magpies have confirmed that they will return to Tasmania to play two Suncorp Super Netball games in 2021.The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s partnership with the Collingwood Magpies and Netball Australia delivers world class women’s sport to our State.The Collingwood Magpies will play two home games at the Silverdome with both games to be broadcast on Channel 9.Minister for Sport and Recreation, Jane Howlett, said the two matches are a coup for Tasmania.“These games have the ability to attract a national audience and we welcome the enhanced economic and social benefits these matches will bring,” Minister Howlett said.“This is once again an excellent opportunity for Tasmanian fans to enjoy some of the sport’s biggest names on the court right here in Launceston.”Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, and Minister for Women, Sarah Courtney said it’s a chance to inspire more Tasmanians to take up a sport.“The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s $1.75 million partnership is a wonderful opportunity to see these athletes back on the court in Launceston,” Minister Courtney said.“We know this significant investment will not only increase grassroots participation but strengthen the pathways for young Tasmanian netballers to realise their dreams of playing at the highest level.” /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:athletes, AusPol, Australia, business, Collingwood, Government, Hobart, Investment, Launceston, Minister, Small Business, Sport and Recreation, Suncorp, super, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, womenlast_img read more

Anteprima Amarone Showcasing the Italian Vineyards that Sell the Most in…

first_imgFacebook Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Anteprima Amarone Showcasing the Italian Vineyards that Sell the Most in the…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessAnteprima Amarone Showcasing the Italian Vineyards that Sell the Most in the WorldBy Press Release – January 26, 2015 25 0 ReddIt Twitter Previous articleG3 Unveils Innovative New Products for 2015Next articleJoseph W. Saltzman Appointed Sales Representative for Glass Wine Bottles and Rigid Packaging for Saxco Int. Press Release Linkedin Share Email TAGSItalyValpolicella Advertisement Valpolicella’s Golden Vineyards: Worth 4M Euro(Verona, 22nd January 2015). From grapes to a safe-haven asset, from vines to a protection from economic downturns: the Valpolicella with its Amarone of which the 2011 vintage will be presented in Verona on 31st January and 1st February is the most valuable vineyard in Italy. The 7435 hectares of vineyards, according to a study carried out in 2014 by Assoenologi, are together worth around 4m Euros, a number that remains unparalleled by any other appellation of Italian red wine. The 4m Euro value, which has increased by 200m euro over the past 5 years, is the total of the average value per hectare of 530,000 – 550,000 euro attributed by Assoenologi. This is higher than other prestigious Italian red wines such as Montalcino, Chianti, Barbaresco and Barolo (excluding the sub-zone of Cannubi). Another top mark for the Valpolicella is the value of the production of wine : 550m Euro in 2013 (of which 325m from Amarone alone), across Amarone, Valpolicella, Ripasso and Recioto. The land of Amarone, with the 2011 vintaage soon to be presented to international press, produces approximately 60m bottles with 80% being exported and a very high proportion, (96.75% according to ISMEA) of wine that is bottled and certified.Christian Marchesini, president of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella said, “we should add an extra value to the total potential value of our vineyards, which is already high: an intangible value given by the brand of quality that our wine producers have built themselves with Amarone in primis. This is the asset that we are working on to develop the image of our area across the world”. At the 12th edition of the Anteprima Amarone event organized by the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Valpolicella with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Verona, the 2011 vintage – which shows every sign of being a great vintage – will be showcased by 64 wineries. The event’s opening presentations will concentrate on the international dynamic of the king of red wines of the Valpolicella. Tens of journalists and winelovers from across the world are expected to attend the event and, for the occasion, the city centre will pay tribute to Amarone with special dishes available in restaurants and bottles of the participating wineries in the main shops.The Anteprima Amarone 2011 event will be open to the public at the Palazzo della Grand Guardia in Verona on Saturday 31st January from 4pm to 7pm and on Sunday 1st February from 10am to 6pm (tickets, 30 euro).Advertisement last_img read more