People / iContainers appoints Carlos del Corral head of sales and operations

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 11/10/2017 iContainers, an online freight forwarder, has appointed Carlos del Corral as director of sales and operations at its Barcelona office.Mr del Corral was at UTi Worldwide for a decade, most recently as quality and process manager, before becoming director of operations for Soilenetworks.iContainers is going through a period of expansion and has opened offices in Rotterdam and Santo Domingo in the past year, in addition to its existing offices in Barcelona and Miami. It currently claims to serve more than 7,000 shippers and other companies.“Besides being an experienced professional and having great personal values, Carlos possesses a deep knowledge of the industry’s processes. He has also worked with implementing improvements within large corporate structures with a global dimension and has experience managing teams with different cultures and ways of working,” said Iván Tintoré, president of iContainers.“At iContainers, we have a very different working style from the conventional sector. We’re constantly striving to transform and improve processes with a focus on producing results. Our strong technological support allows us to simplify processes and inject efficiency into everything we do.”last_img read more

Premium / Against the odds: The Spirit decision makes DSV sexy? Hardly

first_img Reset Your Password New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email* Reset << Go back Email* LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Password* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alex Lennane 03/06/2020 Please Login The spirit of Panalpina is gone. Both the aircraft, and the spirit. But, to paraphrase a Premium headline this week, the decision makes DSV sexy? Hardly. It’s finance fluff.As any proper air cargo enthusiast will tell you, having an aircraft may not look good on the bottom line, but it sure is sexy. And it was Panalpina’s USP, a point of pride for the whole air cargo industry. It underlined the importance of freighters, in a way that airlines, with ... Forgotten your password? Please click herelast_img read more

FDA is urged to withdraw ‘ultra’ high-dose opioids over risks

first_img GET STARTED By Ed Silverman Aug. 31, 2017 Reprints What is it? Pharmalot @Pharmalot FDA is urged to withdraw ‘ultra’ high-dose opioids over risks STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints APStock What’s included?center_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] In the latest bid to combat the opioid crisis, several groups representing public health officials, physicians, and safety advocates are urging the Food and Drug Administration to remove “ultra” high-dose opioids from the market, arguing that the risks outweigh the benefits.In making their case, the groups point to research showing that a person who takes high dosages has a risk of developing an opioid use disorder that is 122 times greater than someone who has not been prescribed opioids, while a person taking a relatively low dose is 15 times as likely to develop a disorder. Tags addictionpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

In Pictures: Massive crowds turn up in Ballylinan for Liam Kealy memorial walk

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook The families and friends of Liam Kealy were left stunned in January of this year when the popular young man tragically lost his life while on a stag party in Cork.The St Joseph’s footballer was a larger than life character and a respected member of his local community.The occasion also marked Liam’s 35th birthday, his first away from his wife Aisling, daughter Shauna, parents Margaret and Tom, brother Denis and all extended family and friends.Today in Ballylinan hundreds of people flocked to the village to take part in a memorial walk and run in his honour, all the while raising much-needed funds for the Mallow Search and Rescue services.The sun shone brightly on all present – with runners and walkers of all ages taking part in the 5km and 10km routes.Afterwards there were refreshments for all in the Ballylinan GAA clubhouse which was a hive of activity all day.A couple of weeks ago a memorial game in honour of the former St Joseph’s GAA player took place in Kellyville Huge crowds turned out as St Joseph’s took on the Irish Prison Service and LMC Electrical.Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was in attendance to sample the atmosphere and capture the occasion. Facebook WhatsApp TAGSBallylinanLiam Kealy Twitter Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community center_img Rugby In Pictures: Massive crowds turn up in Ballylinan for Liam Kealy memorial walk Previous articleOur pick of the Top Stories of the weekNext articleLaois ladies see off Offaly to book Leinster semi-final place LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SEE ALSO – Our pick of the week’s top stories Community Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd June 2018 Home News Community In Pictures: Massive crowds turn up in Ballylinan for Liam Kealy memorial… NewsCommunity Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Abbeyleix

first_imgRathmoyle Road, AbbeyleixA three-bedroom property on a private site in Abbeyleix town centre within walking distance of schools, shops, hospital and all amenities.The attic is part converted and offers great potential for further accommodation. The property sits on a massive site with a large garden to the rear laid in lawn.Heating is oil-fired.Guide Price: €180,000 Ballinakill Road, AbbeyleixA double-fronted, period, mid-terrace, four-bedroom house built circa 1850.It retains many original features but does require some renovation. Accommodation comprises of Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Living Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Four Bedrooms, WC and Family Bathroom.There is a garden to the front and a large garden to the rear. The property benefits from all mains services and oil fired central heating.Guide Price: €190,000 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest TAGSAbbeyleixproperty watch This week we take a look at five homes for sale in Abbeyleix – ranging in price from €165,000 right up to €950,000.  priced in the region of €280,000.In each instance you can click through to see the full property profile on Daft.ie.Sandymount House, Oldtown, AbbeyleixA six-bedroom 425m2 country house with equestrian facilities, Sandymount House is a charming period residence which was originally part of the De Vesci estate.Built by the De Vesci family in 1836, the property was named Sandymount House after the suburb in Dublin where the family established an important portfolio of property. TWorks carried out by the seller include the replacement of electrics, plumbing and the installation of a new biomass wood pellet boiler. The seller also replaced all windows and doors, as well as a section of the roof. The house now enjoys a B3 energy rating.Set on five acres, there are a number of outbuildings and yards.Guide Price: €950,000 Twitter Home Property Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Abbeyleix Property RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th May 2021 Pinterest 16 The Fairways, AbbeyleixLocated in the Fairways estate this two-bedroom mid terrace residence offers every convenience being only minutes from all amenities including school, shop, church, golf club etc.The property boasts feature fitted kitchen, sitting room, downstairs toilet, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, fitted for beam hoover system, oil fired central heating, fully enclosed rear garden with patio area and attractive flower beds.Guide Price: €165,000SEE ALSO – Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale in Laois for around €280,000 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Main Street, AbbeyleixAn historic home which is one of the original De Vesci houses of Abbeliex, built in the early 1800s.After a total refurbishment, the semi-detached property now boasts a B1 rating and stretches to almost 2,500 square feet.There are three bedrooms, a large kitchen and garden and its own vehicular access from the street.Guide Price: €380,000 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Abbeyleix Previous article#LoveLaois: Brittas Lake Loop – stunning foliage, friendly ducks and mucky pathsNext articleLIVE BLOG: Laois footballers take on Kildare in O’Moore Park LaoisToday Reporter Council Electric Picnic last_img read more

TSX slips; loonie down

first_img“Canada is underperforming the U.S. a little bit, and part of that can be attributed to this welcome pullback in crude oil,” said Jamie Robertson, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 17.96 points at 16,043.54 as both oil and gold stocks weighed on the index.The August gold contract closed down US$5.40 at US$1,299.30 an ounce.The retreat in oil comes after a steady rise has prompted more supply output from the U.S. and talk of increased production from Russia and OPEC, while gold continues to be less favoured as long as the U.S. dollar stays firm, said Robertson.Stocks were largely unmoved despite a sharp escalation in trade tensions Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was going ahead with tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum production and the Trudeau government announced $16.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs.The development didn’t make for any major immediate impacts on markets, but will draw out trade uncertainties, said Robertson.“This is a story that’s going to take a while to play out. I think we had hopes of a nice tidy wrap-up of NAFTA, and didn’t get it, and these are all just, from our perspective, ongoing negotiating tactics.”The Canadian dollar slid 0.09 of a U.S. cent to average US77.14¢, adding to the 0.31 of a U.S. cent it lost Thursday on the tariff news.Trade tension was already baked-in to the loonie, helping prevent a further slide, said Robertson.“The loonie’s already been under a fair amount of weakness over the last few months, and a lot of that has been on the trade uncertainty.”Overall, this week’s trade bluster did little to change the realities on the ground, he said.“We deal in a world in this particular point where we need to distinguish policy from politics and rhetoric from reality. This is clearly a week where you look back on a Friday and say well what happened, well there was a lot of smoke but not a lot of fire.”The slight retreat in Canadian markets Friday contrasted with strong gains in the U.S. as an excellent jobs report and encouraging construction statistics helped push up the markets, said Robertson.“There was just not a lot in the jobs number to dislike, it was good job growth, the lowest unemployment rate in 18 years, a nice modest uptick in earnings, it was just a nice solid report and the market is pleased to see that.”Employers added 223,000 jobs last month, more than economists expected and a pickup from April’s hiring rate of 159,000. Wages for workers also accelerated, with pay up 2.7% from a year ago. That’s a bit faster than April’s 2.6% wage growth.The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 219.37 points at 24,635.21. The S&P 500 index ended up 29.35 points at 2,734.62 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 112.21 points at 7,554.33.In other commodities, the July natural gas contract ended up US1¢ at US$2.96 per mmBTU and the July copper contract was up US3¢ at US$3.10 a pound.Lululemon Athletica Inc. saw its share price shoot up US$17.14 or 16.32% on the Nasdaq to close at US$122.19 after the Vancouver-based clothing retailer posted better than expected results and revised up its forecast for the year. Related news TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch Canadian Press Canada’s main stock index closed lower Friday despite morning gains as key commodity prices slid, while U.S. markets climbed on positive economic data.Energy stocks especially weighed on the TSX as crude prices retreated again. The July crude contract closed down US$1.23 at US$65.81 per barrel S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Federal Hall with Washington Statue on the front, wall street, Manhattan, New York City oneinchpunch/123RF Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Western Australia’s disaster resilience boosted by $1.3 million in grants

first_imgWestern Australia’s disaster resilience boosted by $1.3 million in grants ​​More than $1.3 million in grants have been awarded to nine projects aiming to enhance resilience within Western Australian communities.The grants are being provided under the joint Commonwealth-State National Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP).Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said all sectors of the community had a role to play in preparing for disasters.“Australians are strongest when we come together, and we look forward to seeing the positive results once these projects are implemented.”Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said these projects would help communities prepare to survive, adapt and hopefully thrive when faced with natural disasters.“The Black Summer bushfires and COVID-19 have shown how important it is for us to work together to keep our communities safe,” Minister Logan said.“The NDRP grants will help support the delivery of projects that address risks and reduce capability gaps within WA, while continuing to build our resilience to face future disasters.“Congratulations to the nine awarded projects, I know they will help to build strong and adaptable communities ready to face potential disasters.”Read more information about the Natural Disaster Resilience Program​.The approved projects include:​Organisation​Projects​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​WA Recovery Training Framework​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​Youth in Emergency Services (YES) – Kimberley Hubs​Water Corporation​Essential Services Network Operators North West Resilience Exercise​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​Community Earthquake Awareness Project​DFES SEMC Business Unit in partnership with WALGA and Dept Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries​Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) Review Project​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​Western Australia Tsunami Inundation Modelling Project​Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup​Alternative Power Source For Emergencies In Broomehill and Tambellup​Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council​Understanding Flood Risk Community Awareness Project ‘Flood Aware. Be Prepared.’​Department of Fire and Emergency Services​WA Fire Danger Rating (FDR) Data Project​ /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:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Broomehill, bushfires, business, community, covid-19, earthquake, Emergency, Fire and Emergency Services, Government, Home Affairs, Local Government, resilience, Tambellup, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

KWM assists AgriFutures Australia to nurture agricultural innovation with growAG. platform

first_imgKWM assists AgriFutures Australia to nurture agricultural innovation with growAG. platform King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is pleased to continue supporting Australia’s agricultural research and development, advising on the establishment and launch of growAG.growAG. is a centralised online platform which showcases Australia’s agrifood innovation opportunities and success stories, and provides a comprehensive database of Australia’s current agrifood research projects.The KWM team led by Scott Bouvier and Shareen Dhillon advised on all legal aspects of the launch, working closely with AgriFutures Australia’s inhouse counsel Erin Hulm. This included the development of the legal model for the platform, the preparation of agreements with the technology provider and key stakeholders, the data use terms and advice on the regulatory implications arising from operating the platform.AgriFutures Australia developed the new platform, supported by 14 other Research and Development Corporations and $2 million in federal funding.Commenting on the deal, Scott Bouvier said:“Australia has a phenomenal track record of agricultural innovation and creativity, but often we’ve heard that trying to turn ideas into deals has felt a bit like picking the weather.“What growAG. creates is a greenhouse of sorts – a digital ecosystem for agrifood innovation, allowing investors, corporates, startups, researchers, industry, government and universities from Australia and around the world to locate information and opportunities to deliver innovation back to the farm and the food supply-chain.”The project is an example of KWM’s role as a leading advisor to Australia’s vital food and agricultural sectors. /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:agricultural research, Australia, creativity, deal, digital, ecosystem, Government, industry, innovation, King & Wood Mallesons, launch, online, project, research, technology, weather, worldlast_img read more

UK response to Ambassadors Çevik and Grau

first_imgUK response to Ambassadors Çevik and Grau Thank you Mr Chair. I would like to thank Ambassador Çevik and Ambassador Grau for your in depth briefings today. We are grateful to you and your teams for your ongoing efforts towards a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict.The UK continues to share Ukraine’s significant concerns about the recent increased Russian military activity on Ukraine’s border and in illegally annexed Crimea, as well as about reports that Russia plans to restrict access to parts of the Black Sea and to the Kerch Strait. We call again on Russia to cease provocative activity and engage in Risk Reduction measures without further delay.We are also concerned by the gradual increase in kinetic activity along the line of contact. While the number of ceasefire violations recorded by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (SMM) between 1 January and 20 March was significantly lower than during the same period last year, there has been a two-fold increase in the number of ceasefire violations compared to the previous reporting period.We commend Ukraine for the restraint it has shown and urge Russia to focus its efforts on de-escalation along the line of contact, including through constructive discussion in the Trilateral Contact Group on recommitment to the ceasefire and bringing an end to misinformation and escalatory rhetoric.Ambassador Çevik, in the context of these concerning developments, the SMM’s impartial, facts-based reporting is all the more important. We are grateful to the Mission for stepping up the activities of its Kherson Monitoring Team and increasing patrols in areas adjacent to the Sea of Azov, as outlined at yesterday’s informal briefing from the Deputy Chief Monitors. We regret that the SMM continues to be prevented from accessing the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula and is facing systematic restrictions from the Russia-backed armed formations in the south-eastern part of Donetsk region. It is an unacceptable violation of your mandate that, as you highlight in your report, the Mission’s monitoring continues to be impeded through the targeting of its equipment and restrictions on its freedom of movement, overwhelmingly in non-government controlled areas.UAVs are a critical technological capability for the Mission. The SMM observed 69% of the 435 weapons it reported in violation of their respective withdrawal lines using UAVs. It is noteworthy that 94% of these weapons were in areas held by Russia-backed armed formations. It is unacceptable that the Mission has seen a two-fold increase in the instances of its UAV’s experiencing GPS signal interference assessed as jamming, as well as continued instances of its UAVs being targeted by gunfire. Moreover, we were appalled by the SMM’s spot report this week, which outlined that on 17 April the Russia backed armed formations installed a camera on the SMM mast without permission, forcing the SMM to disable its own camera system.We were also deeply concerned to see in a spot report this week that the Russia backed armed formations in Donetsk region again denied an SMM patrol passage across the line of contact for the sixth time this year. Ambassador Çevik, your report outlined that 93 per cent of restrictions on the SMM between 1 January and 20 March occurred in non-government controlled areas.We urge Russia once again to use its undeniable influence over the armed formations it backs to ensure the SMM’s monitors and equipment have safe, unconditional and unimpeded access throughout Ukraine, including in Crimea and areas near the Ukraine-Russia state border.Sadly, civilians are also impacted by restrictions on their freedom of movement. Ukrainians rely on crossing the line of contact to collect pensions, medical care and to see their families. However, between 1 January and 20 March, there was a 97 per cent reduction in the number of civilian crossings compared to similar periods in 2020 and 2019. Ambassador Grau, we are grateful to you and your team for your ongoing efforts to open the checkpoints at Shchastia and Zolote. It is unacceptable that Russia and the armed formations it backs continue to keep them closed on their side of the line of contact, five months after they agreed to open them.Ambassador Grau, we also welcome your work to make progress on other commitments made at the December 2019 Paris Summit, including to implement agreed plans on demining and disengagement. Tragically, we continue to receive reports of civilian casualties resulting from mines, unexploded ordinance and explosive devices. We call on Russia to match the political will shown by Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group, so that progress can be made on this vital work.We reiterate our support for the Minsk agreements to deliver a peaceful resolution to the conflict in full respect of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the work of the Trilateral Contact Group and the Normandy Four in this regard. Russia must play its part and fulfil its commitments.  We repeat our call on Russia to withdraw its military personnel and weapons from the territory of Ukraine and to cease its support for the armed formations it backs.The UK strongly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, including its territorial waters. We do not and will not recognise Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. The UK has consistently stood with Ukraine in opposing all instances of Russian aggression towards Ukraine and we will continue to do so, including through sanctions, together with our international partners. /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:Ambassador, Border, camera, conflict, Crimea, Government, GPS, military, Minsk, Paris, resolution, Russia, sanctions, sustainable, UK, UK Government, Ukrainelast_img read more

Lodi Winegrape Commission Extends Partnership with SommFoundation

first_imgLinkedin AdvertisementVirtual Masterclass on sustainable winegrowing held on May 17 will be led by Elaine Chukan BrownLODI, Calif. – April 15, 2021 – The Lodi Winegrape Commission is pleased to announce its continued partnership with SommFoundation, one of the industry’s most progressive nonprofit organizations dedicated to the enrichment of wine and spirits professionals through travel, scholarships, and education. In partnership, the Lodi Winegrape Commission will provide a virtual masterclass on sustainable viticulture and LODI RULES – the first comprehensive and, arguably, most rigorous sustainability standard in the country. Participants of the virtual masterclass will have the opportunity to earn scholarships toward furthering wine education and certifications through an online timed test. Led by award-winning author and speaker, Elaine Chukan Brown, “Boots On the Ground: A Masterclass in Sustainable Viticulture & LODI RULES,” will take place virtually on Monday, May 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT. This seminar will dig into the unique perspective that goes into farming for both quality and longevity in one of California’s most important and dynamic growing regions. Throughout the masterclass, Brown will be joined by various Lodi growers who are leading the way in sustainability, quality winemaking, habitat restoration, water reclamation, and more. Among others, guest speakers will include winegrowers Madelyn Kolber (KG Vineyard Management) and Phil Abba (Abba Vineyards), and Aaron Lange (LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyard).“We’re thrilled to continue our partnerships with the SommFoundation and Elaine, and especially excited to highlight our sustainable winegrowing program, LODI RULES,” says Stuart Spencer, Executive Director for the Lodi Winegrape Commission. “Sustainability is not a buzzword in Lodi; it is a way of life and is crucial to the longevity of the region.”Registration is open to all wine industry trade members. Following the completion of the masterclass, registered attendees will be granted a one-time access to an online timed test. The test will cover information from the masterclass and it will be scored by the most correct answers given in the shortest amount of time. The top three scorers will receive the following scholarships, to be applied toward wine education as well as access to SommFoundation’s Global Diagram of Wine: First place: $1,000Second place: $750Third place: $500Winners will be announced by SommFoundation following the close of the online test. To register for the masterclass on sustainable viticulture and LODI RULES, click here.About the Lodi Winegrape CommissionEstablished in 1991, the Lodi Winegrape Commission represents the common interests of Lodi winegrowers with programs in marketing, education, research, and sustainable viticulture.  The Commission collectively and effectively promotes Lodi’s vibrant, multi-generational farming community and California’s most dynamic wine region. Comprised of nine commissioners and nine alternates, the board of directors provides direction and input on behalf of the region’s 750 winegrowers. For more information about the Lodi Winegrape Commission, visit lodigrowers.com. About the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA) and LODI RULESA historic winegrowing region since the 1850s, Lodi is perfectly situated 40 miles south of Sacramento and 90 miles east of San Francisco. Lodi’s Mediterranean climate and distinct soils allow its growers to cultivate 125 winegrape varieties, making Lodi the most diverse winegrowing region in the United States. The region also serves as home to 85 boutique wineries specializing in small-lot, handmade wines that have garnered major awards at domestic and international wine competitions.Lodi is naturally a leader in sustainable viticulture. Created by California farmers and accredited by world-renowned scientists, LODI RULES is America’s original sustainable winegrowing program. Held to a high standard of scientific rigor and excellence, the program emphasizes environmentally and socially responsible practices, while keeping economic feasibility in mind for long-term business success. LODI RULES is accredited, certified, and audited by an independent third party, Protected Harvest. Vineyards are certified on an annual basis, and wineries may use one of three LODI RULES seals on a wine label if at least 85% of the grapes are from LODI RULES certified vineyards. Today, there are more than 55,000 acres certified across 16 California crush districts (Lodi included), Washington, and Israel. For more information about the Lodi AVA or LODI RULES, visit lodiwine.com and lodirules.org.About SommFoundationSommFoundation (The Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation) is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, committed to assisting aspiring beverage professionals to achieve their full potential. To learn more, visit sommfoundation.com. Advertisement Pinterest Email Share Twitter ReddIt TAGSLodi American Viticultural AreaLodi Winegrape CommissionSommFoundation Facebook Home Industry News Releases Lodi Winegrape Commission Extends Partnership with SommFoundationIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessLodi Winegrape Commission Extends Partnership with SommFoundationBy Press Release – April 15, 2021 85 0 Previous articleVinitaly International Academy Agile Edition 2021 Italian Wine Ambassador CourseNext articleSonoma County Winegrowers and Vintners Partner to Host Virtual Panel on Sustainability in Celebration of Earth Day Press Releaselast_img read more