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FDA rejects Ocular Therapeutix eye drug, citing manufacturing issues

first_img What’s included? What is it? About the Author Reprints FDA rejects Ocular Therapeutix eye drug, citing manufacturing issues Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Adam Feuerstein 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. Tags biotechdrug developmentFDAcenter_img Andrew Harnik/AP [email protected] GET STARTED Ocular Therapeutix failed for a second time to secure approval of its eye drug Dextenza. On Tuesday, the FDA rejected the drug, citing unresolved problems with manufacturing and quality control testing.Shares of Ocular were halted at $7.60 in Tuesday’s after-market session. The company has approximately $2 per share in cash on hand. By Adam Feuerstein July 11, 2017 Reprints 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. @adamfeuerstein Biotech last_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, May 12, 2018

first_img Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Deaths in Laois – Saturday, May 12, 2018 TAGSDeaths in Laois WhatsApp Twitter Community Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Thomas (Tommy) FitzpatrickKillasmeestia, Ballybrophy, LaoisFitzpatrick, Killasmeestia, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois. May 10th 2018. Peacefully at The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Thomas (Tommy), predeceased by his brother Jeremiah. Deeply regretted by his brother Bernard and his sisters Mary and Winnie, nieces, nephews, his kind neighbours, relatives and friends and all at Ballard Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise. Reposing at O’ Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney on Sunday evening from 7pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Monday in Killasmeestia Church at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Mary Hovenden (née Greene)Swan Rd, Durrow, Laois / Mountrath, LaoisFormerly of Ringstown, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Beloved wife of Bobby. Deeply regretted by her children Anne, Robert, June, Lesley, Ken & Don, sister Evelyn, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, relatives & friends. Reposing at her residence from 2.00pm to 8.00pm tomorrow (Saturday). Removal on Sunday afternoon to St. Fintan’s Church, Durrow for Funeral Service at 3.00pm, followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only. House private on Sunday please. Donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer Society Ireland.Julia Bergin (née Fizpatrick)Fearagh, Ballacolla, LaoisBergin (nee Fitzpatrick) Fearagh, Ballacolla, Co. Laois May 10th 2018 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Julia, beloved wife of the late Séan and dearly loved mother to Larry and Michael. Cherished grandmother to Aaron, Chloe and Tadgh, great-grandchild Fionn. Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughters-in-law Mary and Kim, nephews, nieces, relatives neighbours and friends. Reposing at her residence from 2 pm on Friday with rosary at 9 pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at the Church, Ballacolla for 11 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Charles (Charlie) DohertyLevalley, Galmoy, Kilkenny / Rathdowney, LaoisDoherty, (Levalley, Galmoy), May 8th 2018. Unexpectedly at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Charles (Charlie), predeceased by his brother Joe and his sisters Bridget and Peg. Deeply regretted by his brother Sean and his sisters Ann, Kay, Teresa and Betty, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace.Reposing at his residence (Levalley, Galmoy) on Thursday evening from 5pm with rosary at 9pm. Funeral Mass in The Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Galmoy on Friday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery. House Private On Friday Morning. May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.Brendan O’ConnorCloonsilla, Gurteen, Sligo / Durrow, LaoisBrendan O’Connor (Cloonsilla, Gurteen, Co. Sligo and formerly of Durrow, Co. Laois) May 7th, 2018; Peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at Sligo University Hospital; Brendan will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Kitty, children Kenneth, Karen and Brendan, sister Margaret, brother Seán, son-in-law Brendan, daughter-in-law Sinéad, grandchildren Niamh, Conor, Alannah and Cara, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, extended family, neighbours and friends.Reposing at Perry’s Funeral Home, Ballymote on Wednesday evening from 4pm until 7pm. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Gurteen, arriving at 8pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Thursday at 11:30am with burial afterwards in Gurteen Cemetery. May Brendan’s Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.Br. Adrian (John) ShortallMiguel House, Castletown, Laois / Knocklong, Limerick / Kenmare, KerryBr. Adrian (John) Shortall, De La Salle Brothers, Miguel House, Castletown, Portlaoise, late of Kilfrush, Knocklong, Co. Limerick and Kenmare, Co. Kerry. May 7. 2018. Predeceased by his sisters, Eileen and Mary, brother Jim, niece Ann and nephew Jimmy. Deeply regretted by his sister Sara (Sr. Gertrude, Presentation Sisters Galway), nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and wide circle of friends and confreres in religion.Reposing in Miguel House from 11.00 am on Wednesday May 9th with Evening Prayer and Rosary at 8.00pm. Funeral Liturgy and Mass on Thursday May 10th at 2.00pm. Burial immediately afterwards in the Monastery Cemetery. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.Joseph (Joe) McEvoyClonaheen, Rosenallis, Laoisoseph died peacefully in the loving care of The Staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Kathleen and dear father of Joe, John, Patrick, Michael, Catriona, Fergal and Yvonne. Deeply regretted by his loving family, his brother Seamus, grandchildren, sisters in law, brothers in law, daughters in law, sons in law, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Reposing in his home on Monday with rosary at 9pm. Removal on Tuesday morning at 11.30am to St Brigid’s Church, Rosenallis, arriving for 12 noon requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery. House private Tuesday morning please.Sr. Mary Laurance CulletonLimetree, Portarlington, LaoisSr. Mary Laurance, Little Sisters of the Poor. Died in Glascow, Scotland. Predeceased by her brothers. Sadly missed by her community, her sisters Christina, Mary, Phil, Patricia, Anne and Bernadette, relatives and friends. Reposing at the Convent in Glascow on Thursday. Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 10am. Burial afterwards in the Convent Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, May 11, 2018 Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 12th May 2018 Twitter Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, May 12, 2018 Deaths Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleYour guide to the Laois’s Leinster football championship opener against WexfordNext articleThe Big Five: Another big weekend for county teams plus a important game for a Laois soccer club LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest Rugby Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

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TSX falls on low gold

Related news Linda Nguyen S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The Toronto stock market suffered a triple-digit loss Thursday, pushed down by declining gold prices and uncertainty over what the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce next week at its policy meeting. The S&P/TSX composite index ended 124.37 points lower at 12,701.05. The Canadian dollar dipped 0.10 of a cent to 96.85 cents US. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media With the Syrian situation somewhat settled, investor attention has focused on next week’s two-day Fed meeting, where it’s expected the U.S. central bank will announce plans on winding down its $85-billion in monthly bond purchases. The asset purchases are widely credited with holding down interest rates and breathing life into stock markets and there has been concern over how much and when the Fed will begin to taper the stimulus program. U.S. indexes were lower, as the Dow Jones industrials fell 25.96 points to 15,300.64, after gaining more than 400 points over the previous three days. The S&P 500 contracted 5.71 points to 1,683.42, ending a seven-day positive streak. The Nasdaq dipped 9.04 points to 3,715.97. “We’ve had an amazing 10 days now, basically since the end of August,” said John Tsagarelis, a portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. “We’ve had an aggressive run and everybody now is ready to cool their heels and wait for the Federal Reserve, see what they come up with next week.” The Toronto stock exchange was in negative territory for most of the day, as the gold, materials and metal and mining sectors all posted steep declines. The gold sector was the leading decliner, losing 5.18 per cent, as shares in Barrick Gold fell more than five per cent, or $1.01 to $18.19. December bullion pulled back $33.20 to US$1,330.60 an ounce – its lowest price in nearly a month. Tsagarelis said the losses in gold can be attributed to a large, unexplained sell-off early Thursday morning, coupled with the release of U.S. jobs figures. The U.S. Labor Department reported the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week by 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 292,000. It said the drop was mostly due to technical issues in two states that delayed the processing of applications. The less volatile four-week average fell to 321,250, the lowest in six years. On Friday, the U.S. Commerce Department will also release its retail sales data for August. Retail sales figures are an important economic indicator because they gauge discretionary spending. On the TSX, the metals and mining sector was down 2.9 per cent, as Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) shares fell 3.53 per cent, or $1.04, to $28.43. December copper dipped five cents to US$3.21 a pound. Meanwhile, the energy sector registered the smallest loss at 0.06 per cent, as the October crude contract rose $1.04 to US$108.60. Shares in Encana (TSX:ECA) surged nearly four per cent after the CEO of the oil company said its portfolio is far too big and has far too much weakly-priced natural gas in it, suggesting more asset sales are on the way. Its stock closed up 68 cents at C$18.61. In other corporate news, Rogers Communications appointed the CEO of Vodafone U.K. to succeed its outgoing president and CEO. Guy Laurence, 52, will become top executive of Toronto-based Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) in December. He is replacing Nadir Mohamed, who had previously announced his intention to retire as CEO of the wireless, cable and media company. Rogers shares lost 1.15 per cent, or 50 cents, to $42.95. Shares in athletic clothing retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. (Nasdaq:LULU) dropped more than five per cent, or $3.73, to US$65.29 after the Vancouver company lowered its full-year outlook, and reported mixed earnings results. It said its second-quarter revenue of US$344.5 million was up 22 per cent from the same period last year. Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) reported improved overall profit and sales from continuing operations in the second quarter but said its Lord & Taylor stores in the United States showed the lingering effects of weak market conditions. The earnings had little effect on the stock, which fell 0.01 per cent, or six cents, to $17.04. Meanwhile, travel company Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX:TRZ.B) saw its stock soar nearly seven per cent, or 64 cents, to $9.98 after reporting record results for the third quarter on higher transatlantic selling prices, reduced capacity and cost-cutting initiatives. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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SoFi acquires Zenbanx

first_img Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter San Francisco-based financial technology (fintech) firm Social Finance Inc. (SoFi) has acquired Claymont, Del.-based Zenbanx Holding Ltd., a fintech firm that operates in Canada and the U.S. providing multi-currency mobile banking services. Zenbanx has strategic alliances with DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. in Canada and WSFS Bank in the U.S. The firm offers clients a mobile banking account that allows multiple currencies in an effort to eliminate the complexities of international banking. Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national James Langton The acquisition is expected to close in mid-February. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Arkadi Kuhlmann, former CEO of ING Direct in Canada and the U.S., founded Zenbanx in 2012. Kuhlmann will take on an executive role at SoFi, leading banking products. Zenbanx’s staff will be joining SoFi, and its Toronto office will become a SoFi office as well. “SoFi and Zenbanx are well aligned to create an unparalleled financial experience for customers,” Kuhlmann says in a statement. SoFi intends to leverage Zenbanx’s platform and underlying technology to expand its suite of online personal finance offerings. “SoFi and Zenbanx share a vision that banking should and can be better, and have built products and services to do it,” says Mike Cagney, co-founder, CEO, and chairman of SoFi, in a statement. “With Zenbanx joining SoFi, we’re moving one step closer to becoming the center of our members’ financial lives by adding SoFi deposit, money transfer, and credit card products to our offerings for members.”center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Fintech Mogo to acquire investing app Estateably expands to Albertalast_img read more

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Going public in the U.K.? For pot companies, it’s complicated

first_img Regulators issue new reporting guidance on systems outages SEC charges five in US$2-billion crypto trading scheme Canada’s marijuana sector boomed following the legalization of both medical and recreational weed, but the sector’s legal status in other markets remains complicated.With such companies increasingly seeking listings in the U.K., the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is setting out its approach to this still-murky corner of the capital markets. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news The FCA issued guidance that aims to clarify how it will deal with these market listing applications from various types of cannabis-related companies.In the U.K., medical cannabis was legalized in 2018, and licensed medical cannabis companies that operate purely in the U.K. can be listed on its markets. However, allowing listings by foreign companies in the medical cannabis business remains “legally complex,” the FCA said.Among other things, the regulator said that there “remains a risk” that the revenues from cannabis business, even from licensed medical producers in other countries, may constitute “criminal property” under U.K. law.“We can’t assume a person who has been licensed in an overseas country would receive a licence here in the U.K. as licensing regimes differ globally,” it said.Additionally, as recreational cannabis remains illegal in the U.K., any revenues generated by marijuana production for recreational purposes represents proceeds of crime as far as the U.K. is concerned — meaning that companies in the recreational pot business cannot be listed on the country’s markets.Licensed medical cannabis companies with foreign operations may be able to get listed, the FCA said, if they can prove to the regulator that their business would be legal in the U.K.The FCA said that it will undertake a consultation on its new guidance in this area, “in due course.” James Langton Keywords Cannabis,  Stock exchanges,  RegulationCompanies Financial Conduct Authority 9960707 – cannabis background macro close up Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAPlast_img read more

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Statement from White House Press Secretary 14 December

first_imgStatement from White House Press Secretary 14 December The White HouseNational Security Advisor Robert O’Brien will lead the United States delegation to the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention in Paris, France on December 14, 2020. As part of the ceremony, he will deliver remarks regarding the importance of the OECD and its role in promoting and sharing best practices of market democracies. He will be joined in Paris by Chris Liddell, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination and the United States nominee for Secretary General of the OECD. /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:anniversary, France, Government, house, market, nominee, OECD, Paris, President, press, Secretary, security, United States, White Houselast_img read more

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Funding set to support regional arts across Australia

first_imgFunding set to support regional arts across Australia The Morrison Government has today announced more than $580,000 in funding to support 16 regional arts and cultural projects across Australia in the latest Festivals Australia program funding round.Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, congratulated the successful recipients of the Festivals Australia grant program.“I’m pleased to support a diverse range of projects across many art forms including music, theatre and visual arts – a strong reflection on Australia’s diverse and vibrant arts sector.“Our support will enable these projects to create opportunities for artists to build careers and creative partnerships through festivals and community events, which will have lasting impacts on their communities.“We know that the arts and cultural sector has experienced severe disruptions from COVID-19. Our regional and remote artists, organisations and communities have suffered. We know this year in particular that the funding will provide much needed support.”The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Each year the Government provides around $1.2 million through two competitive funding rounds to support arts projects at festivals in regional Australia.This year, the Australian Government has announced almost $800 million in extra arts and entertainment funding, on top of our record annual investment of around $750 million in core funding, and on top of the $558 million provided to date through JobKeeper and the $110 million provided in cash flow payments to businesses.For the full list of round 11 recipients and more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals-australia /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:Arts, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, cash, communications, community, covid-19, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, Music, regional development, visitlast_img read more

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Greyhound off-leash area a Tassie first

first_imgGreyhound off-leash area a Tassie first The City of Launceston has this week opened Tasmania’s first dedicated greyhound off-leash exercise area at Heritage Forest.The project involved the redevelopment of the existing off-leash area at Heritage Forest to include a greyhound exercise area, a general off-leash area for other dogs, and an area for ‘vulnerable’ dogs — including smaller dogs, older dogs, or dogs recovering from injury or veterinary surgery — at the discretion of owners.The construction of the greyhound off-leash area follows a Council-supported motion from Councillor Andrea Dawkins in 2019, and the State Government’s approval of the Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019.The Bill included provisions for Councils to lawfully provide off-leash exercise areas for greyhounds, something which had not previously been possible.Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said he hoped the off-leash area would continue to be well utilised by Launceston’s canine population.“Over recent years we know there has been increasing interest from prospective pet owners in adopting retired racing greyhounds,” Mayor van Zetten said.“It’s exciting to see this new off-leash area opening to the public and finally allowing greyhounds to enjoy an off-leash area of their own.“As the first facility of its kind in the State, we’re hopeful it will make a positive difference for the owners of pet greyhounds across Launceston.” /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:Albert, amendment, Dogs, exercise, Government, Launceston, local council, pet, project, Racing, surgery, Tasmania, Tassie, veterinarylast_img read more

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Fine Minds for Fine Wines – Think Tank on the Future…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Fine Minds for Fine Wines – Think Tank on the Future of…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessFine Minds for Fine Wines – Think Tank on the Future of Fine Wines at Château Malartic-Lagravière on 4 and 5 July 2019By Press Release – July 2, 2019 338 0 AdvertisementChâteau Malartic-Lagravière will be hosting top journalists and thinkers from the world of wine for an international symposium on the future of fine wines on 4 and 5 July.The third “Fine Minds 4 Fine Wines” Think Tank, initiated by Nicole Rolet of Chêne Bleu in 2017, will take place from 4 to 6 July.The Bonnie family will host 70 people from around the world with 17 countries, assembled to reflect on the future of fine wines, in the bucolic setting of Château Malartic-Lagravière on 4 and 5 July. Attendees will consist of journalists, authors, producers, and professionals from the world of wine, who represent all aspects of fine wine culture. They will include: Eric Asimov (the New York Times), Jeannie Cho Lee (MW), Jancis Robinson (MW), Jane Anson and Steven Spurrier (Decanter), Michel Bettane (Bettane & Desseauve), Anne-Catherine Grimal (Communication Director for Moet Hennessy LVMH group), Philippe Leveau (Invivo Wines), Elin McCoy (Bloomberg), Laura Catena (Catena Zapata), Guillaume Déglise (Albert Bichot), Henri de Pracomtal (Taransaud), and Maggie Henriques (Krug), among others.For two days, Château Malartic-Lagravière thus promises to be the scene of lively discussion and debate! A series of round tables and panels will cover all aspects of the world of fine wines, from new taste and style, to climate adaptation, distribution, new markets, consumers & marketing, and wine tourism & digital economy.It’s a world that is dear to the Bonnies, whose wine-making adventures began over two decades ago, when Alfred and Michèle Bonnie, of Belgian origin, fell under the spell of Château Malartic-Lagravière, a Grand Cru Classé de Graves in Léognan, near Bordeaux. They have gradually passed the reins to their children Véronique and Jean-Jacques, who now manage Vignobles Malartic with great energy and commitment. In 2005 the family also acquired Château Gazin Rocquencourt (Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux) and Bodega DiamAndes (Mendoza, Argentina).Since 1997, with continuous, tireless energy, Alfred and Michèle have passed a vision onto their children inspired by a taste for innovation and a commitment to looking after their land… As a result, they apply, with a constantly questioning attitude, the highest possible standards in the both the vineyard and the winery, with a view to achieving the sublime expression of this gravelly terroir that it so richly deserves!The same spirit of rigour and curiosity naturally led them to accept immediately to host this third edition. That Malartic should be the setting for a think tank on the future of fine wine was obvious!Advertisement ReddIt Linkedin Share TAGSChâteau Malartic-Lagravière Facebook Email Twitter Pinterest Previous articleAfternoon Brief, July 1Next articleROC-Oregon to Hold First Willamette Valley Regional Meeting Press Releaselast_img read more

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Police Dismantle Clarendon Gangs

first_imgRelatedPolice Dismantle Clarendon Gangs RelatedPolice Dismantle Clarendon Gangs FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Head of the Clarendon police, Senior Superintendent (SSP) Dathan Henry, has attributed a 52 percent drop in murders in the parish since 2011, to an anti-crime strategy which has dismantled more than a dozen criminal gangs. “We have dismantled over a dozen dangerous gangs operating within the parish (and) we have totally degraded their capabilities, hence, we have seen a reduction in the murder figures,” SSP Henry told the Annual Clarendon Police Awards Banquet on Sunday (November 6) in May Pen. The SSP said that the police initiative, called the Gang Reduction and Prevention Education (GRAPE), tries to steer vulnerable youths away from crime. “We target young men who are on the brink, or who have been involved in gang activities, and we want to encourage corporate Clarendon to come on board and support this programme. If we can prevent these youngsters from getting into crime, we will be able, for years to come, to further drive down the murder figures in the parish,” he said. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Area 3, Derrick Cochrane, confirmed that the parish crime plan has worked, because the leadership in the area has been able to get full support in dismantling the criminal network. “It is born on the back, too, of pure and unadulterated hard work by all the members of the Clarendon Division,” he said. He noted that major crimes in the parish have dropped by 23% and murder by some 52%, which is double the national average of some 24%, while imploring the police to continue the assault on crime. “To our members who are retiring, your success and your input was integral to the success of Team Clarendon Division. You have left a platform for us to build on. Your contribution gives us strength and fortitude, as we continue to accept and stoutly defend this last line between this country descending into anarchy or remaining a peaceful and tranquil one,” he said. Top Criminal Investigator of the Year, Leonard Jennings, pointed out that his work is to seek out truth, to approach his job with an open mind and to get all the facts. He said he found pleasure in investigating crimes and that the award would motivate him to work harder. “One of the greatest satisfaction that the victim of a crime gets, is to know that there is closure and the guilty person is brought before the court and get the maximum conviction,” he said. Commander of the Year, Woman Sergeant Sonia Campbell, noted that to be effective as a Commander, one needs skills in deploying limited resources to achieve results, as well as effective communications with staff and the community. “I am very elated, and hopefully it (the award) will help me to move forward,” she said. The Annual Police Appreciation Awards Banquet was organized by businessman, Anthony Smatt. RelatedPolice Dismantle Clarendon Gangs By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporter Police Dismantle Clarendon Gangs National SecurityNovember 8, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more

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