Letherbee Distillers Chooses Maritime Wine Trading Collective as Its North America…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Letherbee Distillers Chooses Maritime Wine Trading Collective as Its North America Marketing…Industry News ReleasesSpirits BusinessLetherbee Distillers Chooses Maritime Wine Trading Collective as Its North America Marketing AgencyBy Press Release – August 25, 2016 115 0 Linkedin Previous articleWine Management Systems Teams Up with simplyCMSNext articleYard House Gets Spirited with Four New Cocktails Available September 12 Press Release Facebook Twitter Share Pinterest TAGSBacchus Capital ManagementLetherbee DistillersMaritime Wine Trading Collective AdvertisementCraft Spirits to Become Part of the National Maritime PortfolioAugust 24, 2016, San Francisco – Maritime Wine Trading Collective has been appointed the exclusive North America marketing agency of Letherbee Distillers. Founded in 2011, Letherbee is a craft producer of Original Label Gin, Barrel¬-Aged Absinthe, Autumnal & Vernal Gins, Bësk, and Fernet, all of which have attained cult status in their hometown Chicago.Letherbee Distillers (L-R): Cody Hudson, Nathan Ozug, Brenton Engel, Robby Haynes, John McCourt“When I visited Chicago last year, everywhere I went I saw Letherbee spirits and all of the bartenders were wildly enthusiastic about them,” explains Maritime founder, Chris Nickolopoulos. “I was especially excited as Fernet is one of my favorite digestifs and Letherbee’s one of the best I’ve ever had. These spirits are unique and fundamentally authentic.”“I was surprised to get Chris’ call,” recalls Letherbee founder, Brenton Engel. “Until that time, we hadn’t considered partnering with a national company – we were used to doing everything ourselves. But with the growing popularity of our spirits, we were spread thinly in selling, marketing and trying to find distributors in other states. Between Chris’s enthusiasm for our brand, and his company’s embrace of small, family producers, it was clear that Maritime will be the perfect partner in growing our business.”About Letherbee DistillersIn 2011, gang of industry iconoclasts came together through twists of fate, punk rock shows, and late night drinking at local dives. With absolutely zero influence from outside investors or marketers, Letherbee Distillers’ level of authenticity is second to none. Currently, production is 60,000 bottles annually. www.letherbee.comAbout Maritime Wine Trading CollectiveFounded in 2009 by Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister, the company has a diverse portfolio of wines from Canada, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, South Africa and New Zealand as well as small production, sub-appellation offerings from California, Oregon and Washington State. Maritime is a Bacchus Capital Management portfolio company. For more information, visit www.maritimewine.comAbout Bacchus Capital ManagementBacchus Capital Management is an investment firm providing strategic capital and making equity investments in United States wineries and wine businesses. Current Bacchus portfolio companies are: DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Maritime Wine Trading Collective, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards, Dobbes Family Estate / Wine by Joe.Prior Bacchus portfolio companies are Andretti Winery, Cameron Hughes Wine, and Qupé.For more information, visit www.bacchuswinefund.comAdvertisement Email ReddIt last_img read more

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REB Targeting Illegal Real Estate Practices

first_img By Athaliah Reynolds, JIS Reporter Advertisements RelatedREB Targeting Illegal Real Estate Practices RelatedREB Targeting Illegal Real Estate Practices RelatedREB Targeting Illegal Real Estate Practices FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Real Estate Board (REB), Sandra Watson, wants the public to be mindful of unregistered real estate practitioners, as it is illegal to conduct business with them. Speaking at the Real Estate Professionals’ Forum at the Girls’ Guide headquarters in Kingston, on Tuesday (November 15), Miss Watson said that the board will implement a multifaceted approach to targeting illegal practices in the sector. One such approach has been a public awareness campaign, launched in an effort to educate Jamaicans on the perils of doing business with illegal practitioners. “The Board will also seek to educate members of the public, so that they can better understand their rights, and the board will be making a serious effort to prosecute more…so we are urging all practitioners to ensure that they get their licenses updated on time, and do not wait for the last minute,” she cautioned. She noted that, in recent time, the board has had seven persons arrested and charge for operating illegally, and intends to pursue others with the upmost diligence. “Of those seven cases that went before the courts, four have already resulted in convictions, two are pending and are still before the courts, and the last person died before the case was completed,” she said. The CEO said the board was also in the process of revising the fines for breaches of the Act, to make them more prohibitive. She also lamented that the organisation has been hampered by a number of challenges, when it attempts to prosecute the wrongdoers. “One of our main problems is that, in Jamaica, we have this informer culture, where people do not want to provide evidence of illegal practices, because they don’t want to be branded as informers. I know of people who are willing to chastise the illegal practitioner privately, but are not willing to report him to the authorities,” she stated. Additionally, Miss Watson said the Board was also fighting the underground culture, where some individuals like ‘bandoloo’ deals.   Another challenge faced by the organisation, Miss Watson said, was that many legitimate practitioners failed to obtain their licenses in a timely manner, and were failing to advertise in accordance with the Code of Ethics. “If we are to find illegal practitioners, you have to assist us by getting your licenses on time and advertising in accordance with the law, so that when the illegal person advertises, his advertisement stands out,” she said. Hundreds of professionals in the Real Estate sector turned out for the forum, which also saw presentations from representatives of the National Land Agency, the National Environment Planning Agency, the Realtors Association of Jamaica, the Jamaica Mortgage Bank and the University of Technology. The Real Estate Board was formed in 1987, to put in place systems that promote acceptable standards of professional and ethical conduct in the business of real estate and land development, to protect the mutual interests of all persons involved in such dealings. REB Targeting Illegal Real Estate Practices TransportNovember 17, 2011last_img read more

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Buy-to-let is not a one-way street in Brussels

first_imgThe surge in house prices has been attributed to several causes. The need to off-load undeclared Belgian francs during the switch to the euro, coupled with the Belgian state’s tax amnesty on black money re-entering the system, meant that property was a safe place for people to park their capital. The collapse of the stock market post-9/11 was also a reason for investors to switch to property, thus pushing up prices. Property currently offers a better return on capital compared to banks and is safer than the stock market. But there are disadvantages if the property was bought in order to let out for rental income. There are pros and cons to becoming a landlord in Brussels.Rents for residential property follow inflation, so rents have risen slower than property prices. Landlords with property in the middle-to-top range of the rental market, which is traditionally filled by ex-patriate tenants, have been finding it increasingly difficult to let. That is not a huge problem if the property was bought outright, but can be painful for small-time landlords with just one or two properties, if there was an expectation that the rental income would cover a mortgage. One couple who have spent several months trying to rent out their three-bedroom house in the centre of Brussels for a year, while they are temporarily transferred abroad by the husband’s employer, have been obliged to leave it empty. The only person who is interested wants to buy it instead of renting it – exactly what they did themselves when they moved to the city 18 months ago. If they do manage to rent it out – and as the year that they are away shrinks so does the prospect of finding tenants – the money they get will just about cover the mortgage repayments. Some agents are reporting improved demand this year over last year, for houses in the suburban communes south and south-east of Brussels. According to agents specialising in houses in these areas, properties in the upper price bracket that are properly renovated to a high standard are being snapped up more quickly than those elsewhere. The reality in most other areas is that many rental properties stay empty for months on end.There are fewer ex-pats out there wanting to rent. Again, 9/11 can be blamed for fewer Americans wanting to travel and live in Europe. Real estate developer Xavier Mertens of Home Invest Belgium, an investment trust quoted on the Brussels stock exchange Euronext, says the reduced supply of arriving ex-pats can also be attributed to improved telecommunications and quicker and easier travel: fewer people have to live in Brussels to be able to conduct their business here. Those ex-pats planning to stay in the country for longer than a few years tend to want to buy their homes rather than rent them. Neither have the recent European Union and NATO enlargements eastwards made as much of an impact on the rental market as earlier enlargements, because these new countries were organised well in advance and the majority of the political, diplomatic and business personnel needed for Brussels had already been based here for several years. Mertens says there is a glut of empty rental property on the market and the wide and varied choice of property to let means anyone faced with a rental demand of €1,200 or more can easily negotiate the price down. Quite apart from the hassle of finding suitable tenants, landlords have the cost of upkeep to consider and often face a bill for renovation to meet increasingly high rental standards. In what is now a renters’ market, tenants are demanding superior decoration and top-of- the-range fixtures and fittings as well as flexibility on the rent. Patricia Kelly is a freelance journalist based in Brussels.last_img read more

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Services for Troutman are this evening at LUMC

first_imgTOP PHOTO:  Conrad Troutman, Jr. (right) entered the courtroom last May as a ceremony honoring him was about to begin.  “All rise.  The Honorable Judge Conrad Troutman is entering the courtroom,” Campbell County Criminal Court Clerk Bobby Vann said.  In a much quieter tone, Vann asked, “Are you ready to take the bench?”  Troutman shot back quietly, “Like heck.”In the courthouse lobby, Attorney Mark Blakely (left) expressed his appreciation to Conrad Troutman prior to a ceremony honoring the retired Circuit Court Judge last May at the Campbell County Courthouse.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A life well lived will be celebrated this evening at the La Follette United Methodist Church.     Conrad E. Troutman, Jr. died  Wednesday, and beginning at 5 pm today his family will have a Celebration of Life Service at the LaFollette United Methodist Church. The Troutman family will receive friends in the LUMC Fellowship Hall following services.“Conrad Troutman’s passing closes a long and honorable life distinguished by his service to his community and the Nation. His entire adult life has been in service to others as a soldier, attorney, judge, and community leader. His kindness will be remembered by all who knew him. I count it a privilege to have known him and offer my condolences to his fine family,” Sen. Ken Yager said.La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield (left) was also on hand to honor Judge Troutman at the May 2019 ceremony.The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, 404 Holston Drive, Greeneville, TN 37743.  You can share a thought HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/02/2019-6AM – PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Eating ETech

first_imgPlenty to chew on in coverage of the recent ETechconference. Here are some ETech tidbits that I snacked on over the past week andfound to be rather tasty…Ideas and Products– the whole Remix theme. For Silicon Valleylegend Danny Hillis, the remix theme begins at the breakfast table: “For him, it hadbegun experimenting with combinations of oatmeal, Rice Crispies, and Froot Loops.Remixing, at its core, is this combination of artistic design and problem solving. It’staking products that are fine on their own and considering the possibilities if you don’tuse them according to the pictures on the side of the box.”– Yahoo’s new Tech Buzz Game soundsyum: “a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends.” NB: Ihaven’t had time to sign-up yet, but sounds like the kind of thing I’d relish…– Amazon’s new OpenSearch aims “to do forsearch what RSS has done for content.” Ambitious and the first innovative RSS thingAmazon has announced for a while (just to remind us they’re still one of the Web 2.0bigco’s). BusinessWeekdescribes it as “eliciting the denizens of the Web to contribute their own sources ofspecialized information that searchers can subscribe to much like they can subscribe toblogs.” OpenSearch seems to be in the same game as PubSub, Feedster, et al – futuresearch. Interesting… I must devour all the details later.– Firefox as a Remix Vehicle. I hadn’t really considered this before, but it’s aviable way to market Firefox as the Web 2.0 browser of choice. As Robert Kaye described it: “Firefoxby itself is a fairly bare-bones browser and when the user installs extensions, the userremixes the browser by plugging in the various add-ons that they would like to use.Instead of shipping a huge browser that does everything, the Firefox team chose to keepthings simple by shipping a stripped down browser that is expected to be remixed by theuser.”ETech sessions – my picks from the menu– Web ServicesMash-up (p.s. check out thefantastic resources page compiled by AlanTaylor)– HOWTO makea VC pitch in PowerPoint (see also Mark Taylor’snotes)– Mark Fletcher: LessonsLearned Birthing and Building Web Start-ups (seealso) – Danny Hillis, Applied Minds. ZDNet quote: “He sees the world ofpublishing (blogs, wikis, APIs) evolving into the MetaWeb where information is containedin sharable public databases, ushering in the era of remix culture.”– O’Reillyradar speech. Here’s one delicious piece of advice from Tim O’Reilly and RaelDornfest: “architect your software or service in such a way as to be used easily as acomponent of a larger system: keep it modular, document your interfaces, and use alicense that doesn’t hinder recombination.”– Salesforce.com and utility computing. As reported byIan Pringle: “Salesforce.com’s view is for continued abstraction and aseparation of the definition and deployment of applications to create utilitycomputing.” And a little further on… “In effect utility computing is here already in the styleof the ‘Website as a platform’. It was suggested that the next step would‘On demand Application Development’. At a stretch it is possible to see thepersonalisation capabilities of ‘My Yahoo’ as a nascent example of thisidea.”SummaryLots of ideas to digest. I’ll leave you with this excellent quote from Tim O’Reilly,as reportedby reemer.com: “Remix: when content is digital, it lends itself to being broken downand remixed. Build your business model so as to make your living from the smallest atomicunit. e.g. SafariU”. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Web Development Related Posts richard macmanuscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Mum key to Gabriel Jesus scoring form

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: Mum key to Gabriel Jesus scoring formby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola was pleased for Gabriel Jesus after his brace in victory over Everton.The Brazilian looked a more confident player than he did earlier in the season and the 21-year-old put that down to the support of his family. His mother has joined him in Manchester while other family members have also been visiting.Guardiola said: “To have his family here is so important and I think it’s going to help him.”We can’t forget that football players are human beings and there are many players who have the talent but are in bad, bad form because of personal issues – maybe getting divorced, things not going well at home, problems with their mum, dad, whatever.”That can influence things a lot on the pitch, more than people can imagine or expect and sometimes we don’t know it.”That’s why Gabriel has that feeling that, with his family here, he will be calmer, better. It’s good to have your family there. I could not live without my family.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoNapoli president De Laurentiis: This team has stars – don’t say it doesn’t

first_imgNapoli president De Laurentiis: This team has stars – don’t say it doesn’tby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis admits he gets upset over criticism of the lack of gold dust amongst the current team.De Laurentiis is adamant Napoli boast stars.He said, “When we had Gonzalo Higuain who scored all those goals with Rafa Benitez and Sarri, even though he missed some penalties and skipped the Champions League for a season, we had top players.“When I hear lies like ‘there are no top players at Napoli,’ it drives me crazy. Was Edinson Cavani not a top player? Signing a second striker like Dries Mertens into a centre-forward who scores 30 goals, getting a talent like Arkadiusz Milik who had two serious injuries and still performs at the highest level… it means we Neapolitans like to complain.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Penn State’s Football Team Dropped An Incredible Dance Routine At THON

first_imgPenn State football players dance at THON.Penn State is notorious for its THON marathon, which is an annual fundraiser for children who are battling cancer. Participants, who are not allowed to sit for 46 straight hours, dance to raise millions of dollars for this great cause. It looks like Penn State’s football team got in on the action this year. And the Nittany Lions did not disappoint.PSU’s football squad put on an incredible performance, kicking things off with an old school 70s classic, the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.” A number of players – including Jason Cabinda, Cole Chiappialle and Brandon Johnson even wore wigs during the routine. The best part is probably the breakdancing portion of the clip.Enjoy, Penn State fans:last_img

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Mudslide hits CN train in the Pine Pass

first_imgWe will update this story as more information becomes available.  If you have information about this incident you’d like to share, email [email protected] CHETWYND, B.C. – A mudslide in the Pine Pass has derailed a CN train near Hasler Gas Plant.According to Peace FM in Chetwynd, the District of Chetwynd and Peace River Regional District were notified about the incident Friday morning.  The mudslide hit the two lead locomotives.CN Rail personnel are on site and working to remove the mudslide debris.  At this time there is no indication that diesel fuel is leaking into the Pine River.last_img

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A star contest

first_img“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” This immortal expression of William Shakespeare holds immense importance in today’s political scenario as celebrity candidates are being air-dropped by respective parties to cash in on their fame and popularity. But can such celebrity candidates make an impact in their new career? There are a few challenges. Firstly, it is important for them to live up to the expectations of their respective political parties; secondly, they need to maintain their own fan base. From ‘Rangeela’s Urmila Matondkar to the ‘dhai kilo ka haath’ of actor Sunny Deol, the list is pretty long and exceptional. For BJP, the party is eyeing seats which they have not won before. And for that, they have a star-studded line-up of Bollywood actors, Padma awardees, sports personalities, entrepreneurs, businessmen and other celebrities. Congress too has joined the practice of projecting high-profile candidates from other professional backgrounds. Matondkar took a surpris entry along with Shilpa Shinde of Big Boss fame. Amitabh Bachchan has had a close association with the party but his political career was short-lived. Congress has also given tickets to actor Govinda and former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin and both won. Such personalities are well-known and their popularity enables the party to garner the support of more and more people; gain recognition and trust which ultimately translates into exercising one’s franchise in favour of that party. However, in this hysteria, one must remember that though these celebrities draw huge support, very few among them actually go on to become successful politicians. For example, Amitabh Bachchan’s entry into politics that was more due to his proximity with the Gandhi family was marred by a number of controversies. In her political journey, Jaya Prada switched parties, faced suspension and had a roller-coaster ride. Hema Malini, who is contesting from Mathura, has been subjected to severe criticism. Fighting from Mumbai-North, Urmila Matondkar also became a subject of social media trolling. Sunny Deol is the third person from his family after his father Dharmendra and stepmother, Hema Malini, to join the saffron party. Bengali screen goddess Suchitra Sen’s daughter Moon Moon is a TMC candidate from Asansol. New celebrity entrants for the Trinamool include Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan. Political pundits opine that it is a long-standing association between the two professions. It seems to be more predominant in the southern states where film stars have become regional superpowers. Celebrities joining politics is very common. From Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Murphy, Ben Jones, Glenda Jackson who held the highest constitutional posts in USA, to more recently, 41-year-old Volodymyr Zelenskiy winning Ukraine’s presidential polls, the list goes on. Let the legacy of cine stars joining the political bandwagon set by veteran actor and poet Harindranath Chattopadhyay, who was elected to the first Lok Sabha in 1952, live on.last_img read more

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