Legal sales of cannabis net Oregon shopkeepers $11m

first_img whatsapp Legal sales of cannabis net Oregon shopkeepers $11m Tuesday 13 October 2015 11:28 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBall whatsapp Share Money may not grow on trees, but it seems to be growing on cannabis plants on Oregon in the US.In the first five days since the sale of marijuana was legalised in the state, sales have reached an estimated $11m (£7.2m).center_img Madeline Ratcliffe Show Comments ▼ The Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association reported that $3.5m was taken in the first day alone as 247 stores signed up, beating official estimates.Part of the rush could be people rushing to pick up a bargain before a 25 per cent tax levy on sales kicks in next January.Read more: “Uber for marijuana” startup raises $75m from Snoop DoggOfficial estimates says tax revenue from sales in Oregon could reach $10.7m over the two years 2015-17, which equates to around $42.8m in sales.American public radio NPR reported that if the sales figures were compared to box-office takings for firms, sales of the drug would be fourth in the US for box-office sales.However, selling weed remains illegal at a federal level, so many banks in the state refuse to accept the proceeds. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

Comment / Technology is key to cutting through the reels of post-Brexit red tape

first_imgBy James Coombes 26/03/2021 It has been three months since the UK left the EU, yet the worrying reality is that thousands of firms are still struggling to adapt to the new requirements for importing and exporting.And while it’s encouraging to see that the government has decided to delay checks on imports from the EU, it’s also further evidence that the impact of Brexit continues to rage on.There are examples of this disruption on a daily basis. Companies are experiencing long delays at ports while many are seeing perishable goods go to waste. The financial fallout is huge; some businesses face the very real threat of going under. The extra workload and the extra stress caused by the additional requirements is almost certainly harming people’s wellbeing.Part of the problem here is that those responsible for managing these requirements have largely been left unsupported, on the assumption that eventually ‘they will adjust’ to the extra processes. This couldn’t be further from the truth.Understanding and actioning customs information alone demands hundreds – if not thousands – of employee-hours which could otherwise be spent on improving customer service, reducing costs or identifying new areas for growth.In total, it is estimated businesses will need to process an extra 200 million customs declarations every year, compared with roughly 55 million before Brexit. To put this into context, a seafood exporter now has to fill in 71 pages of documents for just one lorry of fish. These outdated and cumbersome processes are plainly causing significant delays and disruption in our supply chains.Perhaps most worrying is the fact that this isn’t even the full ‘Brexit effect’. Further customs requirements will come into force later in the year, requiring any business importing animal products, live animals or plants to wade through even more documentation.For stressed and overburdened workers throughout the supply chain, this could be the final straw. They are already faced with rising monotonous tasks on a daily basis, and we have heard of business owners who are on the verge of a breakdown due to the sheer volume of paperwork required.Without some sort of further, extensive trade agreement, this problem of excessive bureaucracy isn’t going to go away. And while the most sensible approach would be to work towards the introduction of a global standard for all documents, the reality is that, in the current highly fragmented market, no single party holds the power or permission to dictate a new, singular digital standard.In the interim, many firms will attempt to hire more people to deal with the increase in processes and procedures – easier said than done when the supply chain industry is facing a serious skills shortage. Last year, the government announced its intention to recruit 50,000 customs agents to help process the extra forms. To date, just 10,000 have been recruited.We’re certainly seeing more of our customers looking to recruit people to take on some of the heavy lifting. One of the freight forwarders we work with has been forced to hire 40% more staff since the start of the year. Even if other firms follow suit, it’s uncertain whether this will be enough to handle the extra restrictions when they come into force.It is time for a different approach.We must look to help businesses address the burden of managing customs transactions in a more sustainable, less resource-intensive way. Better technology is needed to handle the processing of paperwork which, quite frankly, remains stuck in the dark ages. The bill of lading, for example, dates as far back as the late 1300s, and yet is still widely used in transporting goods worldwide today. This is in addition to the invoices, air waybills, certificates of origin, packing lists, arrival notices, customs declarations and export health certificates required for processing cross-border transactions.Businesses can’t be expected to just get on with it alone. It’s time we acknowledged the archaic processes that still exist in the supply chain and seek out new and creative ways to overcome them. Yes, the new customs processes are vital, but they can be made far easier and stress-free – for example, using technology to automate monotonous tasks and, crucially, give organisations powerful intelligence which they can use to improve operations and drive growth.With the Brexit burden set to increase, and no sign of an extended trade deal on the horizon, this has to be the moment to embrace technology and alleviate the operational burden that sits heavy on the shoulders of our supply chain workers – giving them precious time back to actually enjoy their jobs and, quite frankly, put their skills to better use.This is guest post by James Coombes, chief executive of Mr Coombes is an entrepreneur and trade and commodities finance professional who founded in response to the operational challenges in the supply chain, and is helping firms process the mountain of Brexit paperwork.last_img read more

The investor euphoria for Incyte’s experimental cancer drug is hard to rationalize

first_img What’s included? 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. What is it? How bullish are health care investors about the future success of Incyte’s (INCY) IDO inhibitor epacadostat? Depending on who you ask, the cancer immunotherapy accounts for $10 billion to $12 billion of Incyte’s current $27 billion market value. That’s a huge bet on a single drug not yet approved.If epacadostat were a stand-alone company, it would be worth the same as Kite Pharma (KITE), which is being acquired by Gilead Sciences (GILD) for just under $12 billion. Investors value the drug more than Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Seattle Genetics (SGEN), and Exelixis (EXEL), all of which have approved, successfully marketed products. Adam Feuerstein 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. About the Author Reprints Adam’s Take GET STARTED Log In | Learn More By Adam Feuerstein Sept. 11, 2017 Reprints The investor euphoria for Incyte’s experimental cancer drug is hard to rationalize @adamfeuerstein Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] Tags biotechcancercancer immunotherapydrug developmentSTAT+ 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.last_img read more

‘Please know you’re not alone’: For dementia caregivers, a place to share with strangers — and be honest

first_img“We couldn’t take our eyes off of him,” Smallwood echoed. “The minute he got up to move, we’d be following him.”Metcalf and Smallwood happened to join the same Facebook group for caregivers of people with dementia. They struck up a conversation in a private message and started talking more and more. It was an indescribable relief to finally connect with someone who understood what, exactly, it was like.advertisement By Megan Thielking Sept. 18, 2019 Reprints News Editor Because while both women loved their husbands, and understood acutely the devastating effects of dementia, it wasn’t pleasant to be a caregiver.“It was living hell,” Metcalf said. Please enter a valid email address. Health‘Please know you’re not alone’: For dementia caregivers, a place to share with strangers — and be honest Privacy Policy Hyacinth Empinado/STAT With Alzheimer’s research at a crossroads, AI might point the way forward And just as Smallwood understood Metcalf’s challenges, Metcalf understands all too well that specific feeling, that sadness mixed with loneliness and tinged with frustration. Their shared experience is what cemented her bond with Smallwood and others she has met online, who have filled a gap in Metcalf’s support system.“It’s very comforting to know there are several women who have been in the same shoes that you are. We compare notes, we collaborate, we support each other,” Metcalf said. “You are totally worn out. You need that affirmation from someone else who has been there and has come out on the other side.”Metcalf, whose husband still lives at home, spends a good chunk of her time responding to comments on the Facebook groups. She wants to help people, knowing how overwhelming everything can be as a caregiver. But Smallwood doesn’t check the groups as often now that her husband no longer lives at home. When she does, the posts feel strangely familiar and strike her as sad.“Now I get on the site and I see the same questions that Barb and I were asking,” Smallwood said. @meggophone Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Megan Thielking Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Barbara Metcalf and Mary Smallwood live 826 miles apart. They’ve never met in person. If not for a chance interaction on Facebook, they would have stayed strangers. But for months, the two women talked nearly every day, swapping stories and venting about their husbands, who both have dementia.Their husbands’ symptoms have manifested in particularly difficult, deeply isolating ways. They blamed their wives for their conditions. They blamed their wives for losing their jobs. They blamed their wives because they couldn’t drive anymore. They accused them of having affairs with the mailman or stealing their money. They urinated all over their houses, leaving the women cleaning for hours.“It was a constant battle of trying to keep him clean, keep him from having a UTI, keep his dignity, explain to him why it was all happening so he could understand it,” Metcalf said.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: She was scared, angry, financially drained. She grew more active in the Facebook group, talking to Metcalf and a handful of other caregivers. To her, it was “priceless” to have someone understand what she was going through. The groups gave her a chance to air her feelings without the filters she might use when talking to another family member or a friend.Like any Facebook group, people fight. There is sometimes a back-and-forth about how forgiving or patient a caregiver needs to be. A common comment: Dementia is a disease, so you can’t be angry at the person who has it. It isn’t their fault. That’s true. But it’s also true that sometimes, caregivers are fed up and desperately need somewhere to share that.“Bullshit, I’m sorry,” Smallwood said. “It’s OK. Let them vent. Let them be angry.”Smallwood moved her husband into a facility eight months ago, just before their 50th wedding anniversary. And while she’s no longer a live-in caregiver, the experience is still exhausting and heartbreaking.“I hate to go see him, and I hate to come home after seeing him,” she said. Trending Now: Related: The maddening saga of how an Alzheimer’s ‘cabal’ thwarted progress toward a cure for decades [email protected] Facebook groups have given caregivers like Metcalf and Smallwood a place to go for a new kind of support they can’t find elsewhere. There is always someone online, and often, there’s someone who is familiar with the very same problems you’ve come there to ask about. You don’t have to drive to a support group or find someone to care for your loved one while you’re there. They’re a place to ask for advice, to vent, to be brutally honest. And because most groups are closed, they’re a place to share things with strangers that you’d never want your own family to know, things a caregiver might be embarrassed or ashamed to ask anyone but another caregiver.“It’s a safe space for caregivers to go where they can ask anything,” said Ryan Williams, the marketing director of StudyKIK, a site that lets clinical trial companies list studies and potential participants search for trials. In his role at StudyKIK, Williams runs a handful of patient Facebook groups, including a group for dementia caregivers with more than 30,000 members.The groups are a particularly powerful platform for dementia caregivers, who are tasked with a singularly cruel and lonely job. They shoulder hefty responsibilities like all kinds of caregivers do — coordinating medical care, helping with bathing and eating, and figuring out finances. But they do so while watching their loved ones — often, a parent or partner — lose their memories and their sense of self.Metcalf saw the Facebook group as a safe place to post ahead of her husband’s appointment with a gerontology psychologist in July 2018. Her husband had Parkinson’s dementia and had recently lost his longtime job as a security guard. The costs of his medications, supplies, and care was quickly exhausting their savings. He was combative, paranoid, and prone to personality flips that Metcalf saw the worse side of. Related: That particular post was a plea for help — not just for Metcalf, but for anyone in a similar situation. One community member pointed her to a pastor for help filling out paperwork and to senior centers for help with cleaning and care. Others offered prayers, sympathy, or good luck wishes for the doctor’s visit. Smallwood, who had already formed a friendship with Metcalf, chimed in.“You know I’ve got one too, Barb,” Smallwood commented on the post. “Please know you’re not alone <3 Go outside, yell as loud as you can, smile and put one foot in front of the other. You’ve got this.”Left, Mary Smallwood and her husband at their daughter’s 2016 wedding. Right, a recent photo of Mary Smallwood and her husband, who has vascular dementia. Smallwood was her husband’s primary caregiver for years before he moved into a memory care facility. Courtesy Mary SmallwoodSmallwood knew what Metcalf was going through. Her husband, now 72, started experiencing the earliest symptoms of vascular dementia in 2008. He lost his job that year. For years, she was his full-time caregiver. She had an outside caregiver for two hours, three days a week, but that wasn’t enough time for her to do much more than drive to a doctor’s appointment and back.Sometimes, he would get mad and wander into the 14-acre woods around their home at night. Smallwood had to put alarms on every door just so she could sleep without worrying at night. She was forced to quit the part-time job she’d picked up after retiring, doing a little bit of everything at a local brewpub.“It feels like it’s the disease of the devil. At first, I thought the devil was out to get the patient. Now I see he is out to get the caregiver,” Smallwood said. About the Author Reprints Tags dementiapatientslast_img read more

St. Mathews House feeding the hungry on Christmas

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS St. Matthew’s House hosts 4 food distribution sites Thursday January 29, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments St. Matthew’s House hosting 5 food distribution sites week of Jan 20 January 21, 2021 St. Matthew’s House gives record-setting amount of food at distribution sites January 14, 2021 AdvertisementIndermuehle was one of the first people in line, telling us that St. Matthew’s House has been a true saving grace for many years. “I was here last year and it was a big round table but without the Covid,” he said.But there weren’t just meals being picked up. Chase Dickinson, along with his brother Drake and cousin Caden, showed up with two large pans of food to donate. NAPLES, Fla. – Even on Christmas day, St. Matthew’s House continued to give back this holiday season. With many families still struggling due to the ongoing pandemic, they wanted to make sure no table was without food and every plate was full.From noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Campbell Lodge Shelter, volunteers handed out meals to anyone in need, including Gary Indermuehle. “It’s a lot of needy people out there…me being one of them,” Indermuehle said. Advertisement “We’ve done various things on Christmas in the past but this was an opportunity for us to come out and help,” Chase said.Their grandmother sent them to drop off the food, but she also sent them with a $1,000 check. “Our grandma knows about this place and comes down here for years and she’s been donating for years…so we just brought it over for her,” Drake said. A sign of generosity that Father Michael Orsi said is needed more now than ever before. “They must have been in their early 20s at most and they came with all their heart,” Orsi said. “It’s an extension of church and I’m just delighted to have an opportunity to be part of it. Wouldn’t have it any other way.” In total, St. Matthew’s House tells us they prepared around 400 meals to distribute. Click here for more information on where you can pick up food or make a donation to St. Matthew’s House. St. Matthew’s House hosting 4 food distribution sites week of January 4 January 5, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: ChristmasSt. Matthews Houselast_img read more

Toronto stock index falls along with U.S. markets

first_img Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Canada’s main stock index dropped Monday to start the month down along with U.S. markets as trade tensions rose.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 58.73 points at 16,981.47. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Business chart with glowing arrows and world map peshkov/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press Related news S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average ended down 268.37 points at 27,783.04. The S&P 500 index was down 27.11 points at 3,113.87, while the Nasdaq composite was down 97.48 points at 8,567.99.The Canadian dollar averaged US75.20¢, down from an average of US75.25¢ on Friday.The January crude contract was up US79¢ at US$55.96 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was up US4.8¢ at US$2.33 per mmBTU.The February gold contract closed down US$3.50 at US$1,469.20 an ounce and the March copper contract was down a cent at US$2.65 a pound. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Coburg And Moreland Stations Back Open, Level Crossing-Free

first_imgCoburg And Moreland Stations Back Open, Level Crossing-Free VIC PremierTwo new stations at Coburg and Moreland are now open to passengers on the Upfield line thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s blitz to remove four dangerous and congested level crossings and elevate the rail line.Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll welcomed some of the first trains through Coburg and Moreland stations after crews worked around the clock from July on Victoria’s biggest ever level crossing removal project – removing boom gates at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick.Removing these four level crossings from the Upfield line, including the notorious Bell Street level crossing, which is used by around 41,000 drivers per day, has already improved safety, reduced congestion, and slashed travel times by freeing up traffic on one of Melbourne’s busiest arterial roads.Trains were able to run on the Upfield line from early November while crews continued work to prepare the new, modern Coburg and Moreland stations for passengers. The stations are energy-efficient and offer better accessibility, with lifts and stairs to take passengers from the concourse to the train platforms.Passengers can enter both stations from the south-eastern side of the rail line, with the remaining entrances and paths to the stations to open next year when landscaping, pedestrian and cycling paths are completed.Station facilities at the premium Coburg Station include fully accessible toilets, a Protective Services Officers pod and a climate-controlled waiting area, while Moreland Station proudly incorporates local Wurundjeri heritage in the station and landscape design around the station precinct.As work continues on the landscaping and open space underneath the rail line, the car parks at both stations will open early next year – but alternative parking is available in the meantime at Batman Station in Coburg North.In January, the construction team will start work on the open space underneath the rail line, creating almost two MCGs worth of space for the community to enjoy and planting thousands of trees, shrubs, grasses and seedlings.Opening in mid-2021, these new open spaces underneath and alongside the Upfield rail line will feature something for everyone. The project will build three half size basketball courts, playgrounds, a dog park, table tennis tables, skating and parkour area and exercise equipment.The open space is designed to improve east-west connections and delivers an upgrade to the Upfield Bike Path, including separated cycling and walking paths along the rail line and more lighting for safety.Work on level crossing removals in nearby Glenroy and Preston will ramp up next year, with major construction contracts set to be awarded by the end of this year. The Labor Government is removing 75 level crossings by 2025, with 44 already gone for good. For more information visit stated by Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll“While we’ve removed 44 dangerous and congested level crossings, we’ve also built 30 new stations around Melbourne – delivering the modern public transport infrastructure our growing state needs.”“This huge level crossing project in the North may be finished and open to passengers, but we’re not stopping here – with two more level crossings to go in Glenroy and Preston to ease congestion and improve people’s journeys.”As stated by Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn“The two new, level crossing-free stations will transform Moreland and Coburg. Thanks to the community for their patience through the works this year – and I look forward to seeing the new open space open for everyone to enjoy.” /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:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, basketball, Carroll, community, cycling, Government, infrastructure, Melbourne, Minister, Moreland, Pedestrian, project, tennis, Transport, travel, Victorialast_img read more

Contact tracing failing New Zealanders

first_imgContact tracing failing New Zealanders The New Zealand National PartyAfter more than a year of dealing with Covid-19 the Government is still failing its own contact tracing performance measures and is failing to be open and transparent about locations of interest, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. /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:covid-19, Government, health, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpollast_img read more

Cantina Toblino Vino Santo 2004 Awarded the Platinum Medal in the…

first_imgReddIt Twitter TAGSCantina Toblino Share Facebook AdvertisementRonny Kiaulehn PhotographyCantina Toblino is located in Trentino in the hearth of Valle dei Laghi, a portion of territory between the northern part of Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites with a centuries-old winemaking tradition. It was born in 1960 from a group of passionate winemakers, at the time devoted to the production of Schiava and Nosiola, which decided to join forces to confront an increasingly competitive reality. From that moment, the link between social cooperation, people and territory remains essential. Precisely for this reason, wine growers seek to enhance more and more Nosiola, the only variety of autochthonous white berry grapes of Trentino:  a real hidden treasure.This grape variety is especially used for the production of a traditional sweet wine called Vino Santo Trentino, which received the Platinum Medal (97 pts) in the Decanter World Wine Awards. In the early 70s, Cantina Toblino bottled its first vintage of Vino Santo Trentino 1965. Since then the production has never stopped and every year about 200 bottles are set aside to represent the historical memory of the cellar. It has always been produced in the same way.Ronny Kiaulehn PhotographyThe Nosiola grape is harvested in October, at the peak of a long maturation on the plant. Once picked, the bunches are spread on ancient racks, called “arèle”. Here, the grapes undergo a slow but continuous natural withering, the longest in the world (6/7 months). During this phase, the noble rot (Botrytis Cinerea) develops inside the berry, which enriches it and accentuates dehydration, favoring the concentration of sugars and losing 80% of their weight. As per tradition, the withering continues until Holy Week, from which the Vino Santo takes its name, when it is pressing. The very sweet must is left to rest in small oak barrels that refine its characteristics. Once a moderate alcohol content is reached, the slow fermentation stops naturally (2/3 years), leaving the wine with a significant residual sugar and the typical bouquet of the precious ‘Passito dei Passiti’. Then the wine remains in refinement for over 10 years in French oak barrels. During this period it goes through the oxidative phase, but everything is helped by the acidity that keeps the wine vital, dynamic and ready to face a long aging. Indeed, it is defined as ‘the wine of waiting’. It is the wine we have to wait for: both when the Nosiola grape is in the vineyard and must become ripe, golden, and when – placed on racks – it will have to patiently wait for Holy Week to be pressed. For further waiting. As Carlo De Biasi said: “It is a wine that we take care of and that we will proudly leave at future generations, relaunching the fascinating secret of Vino Santo: the patience. It has the charm of exclusivity, a rare, unique, memorable nectar.”In the glass it offers all the facets of passing time, both on the nose and on the palate. Vino Santo is a never ending story. It can further refine in the bottle for decades, thus proving to be one of the most long-lived wines ever, capable of giving emotions to wine collectors even 50 years after the harvest.Vino Santo is the true heritage of Valle dei Laghi, a rare and unique wine, and Cantina Toblino wants to carry on this tradition focusing more and more on the native Trentino grape Nosiola. www.toblino.itAdvertisement Linkedin Previous articleAveine, Creator of the 1st Digital Wine Aerator, Develops Aveine Essential, a Connected Wine Aerator Which Democratizes Wine Tasting for EveryoneNext articleBodegas Protos Launches Do Cigales Rosé Project Press Release Email Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Cantina Toblino Vino Santo 2004 Awarded the Platinum Medal in the Decanter…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessCantina Toblino Vino Santo 2004 Awarded the Platinum Medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)By Press Release – September 23, 2020 213 0 last_img read more

Gorge Closure won’t Disrupt Rail Testing

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Transport and Works, the Hon Mike Henry, says that the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) will focus on a preliminary roll-out between Spanish Town and Linstead, in terms of testing of its network and machinery, in view of the one-month closure of the Bog Walk Gorge road. The Gorge is being closed as of today July 4, to facilitate pipe-laying work by the National Water Commission (NWC). This is part of the US$211 million (approximately J$17 billion) Jamaica Water Supply Improvement Project (JWSIP), aimed at providing an additional 20 million gallons of water for NWC customers in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and other areas of Jamaica, Mr. Henry confirmed yesterday July 3 that the railway decision followed discussions with the JRC’s top brass. He said that in addition to the efforts by the National Works Agency (NWA) to rehabilitate the Barry Road, one of the alternative routes between Spanish Town and Linstead, the use of the trains “during the continued testing period” would be of additional assistance in minimising the inconvenience created by the closure of the gorge road. However, he warned that rail service during the road closure would “in no way, shape or form” reflect the official roll-out of the service in St. Catherine and Clarendon. He stated that, with the passenger rail service absent for almost two decades, a lot of very detailed applications were relative to the resumption exercise. These would not be rushed, “and the actual roll-out will take place soon enough”, he added. One critical element of the overall resumption was the recent restoration of the integrity of the old May Pen Bridge in Clarendon, to accommodate the passage of trains across the structure. A similar focus is on the long-collapsed Sandy Gully Bridge in St. Andrew, which has to be rebuilt to facilitate the return of the service to Kingston. However, the Sandy Gully project, which has a one-year time-span, has no bearing on the early phases of the May Pen to Linstead via Spanish Town resumption, he said. Gorge Closure won’t Disrupt Rail Testing TransportJuly 4, 2011 By Balford Henry, JIS Reporter & Editor RelatedGorge Closure won’t Disrupt Rail Testing RelatedGorge Closure won’t Disrupt Rail Testing RelatedGorge Closure won’t Disrupt Rail Testinglast_img read more