Number of people employed by Aim-listed businesses increases 76 per cent over five years

first_imgTuesday 27 August 2019 1:24 am Read more: Junior stock market to hit £1bn of dividends by the end of the year James Booth whatsapp whatsapp Job growth for Aim-listed businesses over five years hit 77 per cent in London, 97 per cent in the east midlands and 111 per cent in Yorkshire. Number of people employed by Aim-listed businesses increases 76 per cent over five years “Almost 25 years since it was established, the market has grown and matured and is creating long-term gains for businesses and investors alike. Revenues of Aim-listed businesses have also grown significantly, with an 86 per cent increase over five years, bringing total revenues to £58bn, according to accountancy firm BDO. The number of people employed by companies listed on London’s junior Aim market has increased 76 per cent over the last five years, to reach almost 390,000 people. Eagland said: “Businesses that fall into the ‘economic engine’ are often overlooked and undervalued but their contributions to the UK economy shouldn’t be underestimated.” Read more: London’s junior stock market sees fewest IPOs in ten years in first quarter Although these businesses account for only 0.5 per cent of UK companies (29,000) they are responsible for over one third of UK revenue (£1.3tn) and almost one-in-three private sector jobs, BDO said. BDO’s managing partner Paul Eagland said. “Despite unusual economic conditions, well-run companies are succeeding on Aim.  “Brexit uncertainty is having an impact on new listings but AIM has survived many downturns. Listed businesses, and importantly investors, seem prepared to weather the storm and take a slightly longer-term view than they perhaps would have 10 or 15 years ago.” BDO said Aim-listed businesses are a key driving force behind the UK economy, alongside mid-sized organisation with turnover of between £10m and £300m and private equity backed businesses. Share The FTSE 100 shed some of this morning’s gains after Sunak’s Budget announcement Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndomaternityweek.comWilliam and Kate Have Been Told Their Fate Once Charles Finally Becomes Kingmaternityweek.comUndo More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comlast_img read more

Johnson calls Sage meeting to discuss threat to UK of India’s Covid variant

first_img Government calls Sage meeting to discuss threat to UK of India’s Covid-19 variant “Whether the restrictions run on a timetable is a government decision and it’s just not useful to try and speculate what they will do. Johnson also stressed that the end of lockdown “is not the end of the pandemic” and warned that the nation continued to “face the persistent threat of new variants”. (Getty Images) A member of Sage said a delay to the date for the final easing of restrictions to be lifted was “possible”, according to the i newspaper. The government has called for an emergency meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) committee today to discuss the spread of India’s Covid-19 variant in the UK. “I think there’s two key things that have got to be kind of evaluated: if infections go up, how quickly will they go up… but then after that, are they linked to the hospitalisations? Eustice’s comments came as the prime minister confirmed that an independent public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic would be held, but will not begin until next Spring. (Getty Images) Also Read: Government calls Sage meeting to discuss threat to UK of India’s Covid-19 variant Inquiry Professor Steven Riley, from Imperial College London, told Times Radio this morning that there was a need to keep an eye on variants but suggested the UK was currently in a good place. whatsapp It comes amid concern from scientists last night that the planned exit out of lockdown 21 June could be delayed to avoid another spike in infections. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepedia Show Comments ▼ whatsapp However, Downing Street sources told the Telegraph the government plans to stick to its roadmap. (Getty Images) Also Read: Government calls Sage meeting to discuss threat to UK of India’s Covid-19 variant Millie Turner Environment secretary George Eustice said on Wednesday that the government “can’t rule anything out” when asked about the potential for local lockdowns, as he admitted Covid-19 hotspots had emerged in parts of the UK. Share Thursday 13 May 2021 10:21 am More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Prime minister Boris Johnson said he was “fully committed to learning the lessons at every stage” and insisted the inquiry would place “the state’s actions under the microscope”. “The top-line government policy is driven by protecting the NHS, so even if infection starts to go up, we then need to assess whether that’s bringing a lot of new cases into hospitals, and there’s certainly no sign of that at the moment.” Tags: Coronavirus Covid-19 a year onlast_img read more

Starbucks share price jumps 3.5 per cent after positive third-quarter results

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The answer to London’s housing crisis? 263 new towers could transform city’s skyline

first_img Emma Haslett The answer to London’s housing crisis? 263 new towers could transform city’s skyline Share Tags: NULL London’s traditionally low-rise skyline is experiencing a boom in the number of tall buildings being built, with most of these residential as developers scramble to meet housing demand from the capital’s growing population. Research from think tank New London Architecture (NLA) and consultants GL Hearn shows 263 tall buildings over 20 storeys high are being proposed, have been approved or are under construction in Greater London, compared with 236 last year. The number of buildings under construction has dramatically increased to 70, from the 45 recorded in last year’s survey, while the number of towers with planning consent but not yet onsite has fallen by six per cent, suggesting more’s being done to kick-start new schemes. Most of the towers being built (62 out of the 70) are residential and could provide approximately 14,800 new homes for the capital, the NLA said. In total, some 80 per cent of all 263 towers in the pipeline are residential-led schemes, with Tower Hamlets the heart of the building boom. After Tower Hamlets, the areas that have seen the most planning applications over the last 12-months after are Wandsworth (11), Greenwich (8) and Lambeth (10).   Investors have been pouring capital into London real estate to exploit the city’s chronic housing shortage and lucrative returns from rising house prices. Shovels hit the ground over the last year at The Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth, which is being built by the Chinese state-owned developer Greenland Group.  Meanwhile Australian giant Lend Lease is building 3,000 new homes as part of its £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant and Castle – with One the Elephant, a 37-storey tower, at the heart of it. There has been a lot of debate over London’s tower boom and the impact on local communities. In Shoreditch, Hammerson and Ballymore’s proposed redevelopment of the historic Bishopsgate Goods Yard site has sparked opposition from local campaign groups, who have accused the developers of proposing unnaffordable residential towers that will serve as “deposit-boxes in the sky” and corporate offices that are at odds with the entrepreneurial community in the area. Deputy Mayor of London for policy and planning, Sir Edward Lister, said: “London remains a generally low rise city but with the capital set to be home to ten million people by 2030 there is no doubt that sensibly managed and well-designed tall buildings, which sit well within their surroundings, have a key role to play in meeting the challenge of our rapidly increasing population. “They help provide the choice of housing that Londoners demand and are making a significant contribution with 14,800 units approved. We are working closely with our Boroughs to identify the best locations for clusters of tall buildings, particularly within our Opportunity Areas and this research shows that the vast majority of tall buildings are being built in carefully planned clusters.”Where you can live on top of the worldNewfoundand Plans for Newfoundland (above), Canary Wharf Group’s first ever residential tower, are currently in the planning system.   The proposed 58-storey luxury residential tower will create around 566 flats.Ram Brewery Chinese state-owned developer Greenland Group has started construction atThe Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth, which will have a 36 storey residential tower and create 661 new homes. Manhattan Loft GardensThe Manhattan Loft Corporation, the developer behind The Chilten Firehouse and the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel restoration, has begun work on a 43-storey luxury residential skyscraper called Manhattan Loft Gardens in Stratford. Principal PlaceBrookfield’s 50-storey residential scheme, Principal Tower, in the City was launched in September with work now underway. The Foster and Partners-designed building formed part of Principal Place, which will also be home to new offices for Amazon in 2017. One the Elephant Meanwhile Australian giant Lend Lease is building 3,000 new homes as part of its £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant and Castle – with One the Elephant, a 37-storey tower, at the heart of it. 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Novartis steps up to study hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: Novartis has already said it would donate 130 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to governments around the world, including 30 million that were given to the U.S.The study will be led by Richard E. Chaisson, a professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health at Johns Hopkins University.“While there has been a lot of enthusiasm about hydroxychloroquine, it is essential to put the compound through rigorous, science-based testing to determine its effectiveness and safety,”Chaisson said in a statement. By Matthew Herper April 20, 2020 Reprints Senior Writer, Medicine, Editorial Director of Events Matthew covers medical innovation — both its promise and its perils. About the Author Reprints John Locher/AP Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. PharmaNovartis steps up to study hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 Please enter a valid email address. Hydroxychloroquine was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration in April 1955. It was one of the first potential agents to show the ability to slow the SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, in a laboratory. Such results, while a useful scientific lead, still do not often translate into effectiveness in infected people.A series of small studies, most of them not randomized (for instance, some compared patients who agreed to take the drug to those who didn’t) and not blinded (doctors and patients knew who got which drug) have shown conflicting results. One French study showed a dramatic reduction in blood levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, the antibiotic once sold by Pfizer as Zithromax.Support STAT: If you value our coronavirus coverage, please consider making a one-time contribution to support our journalism. Still, excitement about the drugs has meant that hydroxychloroquine is being used routinely in the sickest Covid-19 patients, and there have been concerns that patients with other diseases the drug is used to treat, such as lupus, have not been able to get it.Most drug studies are conducted by pharmaceutical companies to increase the use of new medicines that are still protected by patents, which give them a monopoly on the drug’s sales. For older, generic drugs like hydroxychloroquine, there are many manufacturers, none of whom are likely to make enough revenue to foot the bill.But Tsai said that Novartis, which makes a generic version of hydroxychloroquine through its generic division, Sandoz, felt a responsibility to conduct the clinical trial.“We felt like it was our obligation to embark on a study to understand the scientific question,” Tsai said. “So that’s why we pursued this study. There is not a financial incentive for us per se.”center_img @matthewherper The drug giant Novartis said Monday it would conduct a 450-person study to determine if hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by many pundits and President Trump, can effectively treat Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.The study will be a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study, the medical gold standard in which patients will be assigned one of three options: hydroxychloroquine, the combination of hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin, or placebo.“We felt like there was just a lot of noise out there regarding whether it would be beneficial for this population of patients that [it] could really be helpful for,” said John Tsai, the chief medical officer of Novartis, in an interview. “So we wanted to embark on a rigorous, scientifically led approach to address the unanswered question, which is whether the use of hydroxychloroquine can help patients with Covid-19.”advertisement Matthew Herper Tags Coronaviruspharmaceuticalsresearch [email protected] Privacy Policy The study will not include patients who are very sick and on ventilators. It will include adults who are hospitalized and are in what doctors call the moderate-to-severe population, for instance, those who need oxygen supplementation.Patients will receive a loading dose of 600 milligrams of hydroxychloroquine, and then 200 mg three times a day. Tsai said that there is “a tight window” to get levels of the drug high enough that they might have antiviral activity without causing too many side effects, such as changes in heart rhythm that the drug can cause. The study will be conducted at more than a dozen sites in the U.S. and will begin within the next few weeks.advertisementlast_img read more

Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Renault Scenic from €86 per week

first_img GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Check out more great deals from Joe Mallon Motors GAA Twitter Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Renault Scenic from €86 per week Previous articleThree Laois men on their marks for the European Dragon boat championshipNext articleNo functioning lights at pedestrian crossings a source of danger say local councillors LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Comments20′ Alloys3x3point rear seat beltsAdjustable seatsAdjustable steering column/wheelAir ConditioningAlloy WheelsArmrestAuto Dimming Rear View MirrorAuto HandbrakeAuto LightsAuto Lights and WipersAuxiliary Jack InputBluetooth PhoneBody Coloured BumpersCentralised lockingChild LocksChrome PackageClimate ControlCruise ControlCurtain AirbagsDriver AirbagDriver Knee AirbagDual Climate ControlElectric MirrorsElectric WindowsExtended WarrantyFogligFront Electric WindowsFront Fog LightsFront Parking SensorsFull Service HistoryHands Free KitHeated MirrorsISO FixImmobilizerLumbar SupportMetallic PaintMulti-Function Steering WheelMultiple AirbagsPassenger AirbagPower SteeringPrivacy GlassRear Electric WindowsRear Parking SensorsRemote Central LockingSatellite NavigationSide AirbagSide Impact ProtectionSplit Fold Rear SeatsStop and Start SystemTraction ControlUSBWindows front + rear electricABS Facebook TAGSJoe Mallon Motors Home Sponsored Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Renault Scenic from €86… Sponsored Facebook This week’s Car of the Week from Joe Mallon Motors is a 191 Renault Scenic Iconic.With a finance option in place, this car could be yours from €86 per weekThis is another Exceptional Offer From JOE MALLON MOTORS.Why buy from Joe Mallon Motors? Confidence, peace of mind, reassurance.SummaryThese are the virtues of buying an Approved Used Car because every car has or is supported by:Multipoint inspectionComprehensive reconditioningValetingMileage verificationVehicle validation checkFinance Packages available subject to terms and conditionsOver 31 Years’ experience selling used vehicles. GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 25th July 2019 Pinterest Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitterlast_img read more

Fuel Stations Urged to Prepare for E10 Transition

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedFuel Stations Urged to Prepare for E10 Transition RelatedFuel Stations Urged to Prepare for E10 Transition RelatedFuel Stations Urged to Prepare for E10 Transitioncenter_img Fuel Stations Urged to Prepare for E10 Transition UncategorizedOctober 30, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), Trevor Barnes, is urging petrol stations to put in place the necessary facilities and systems to transition to the E10 (ethanol blended fuel).This he says in the long run, will be to their advantage. “The service stations that will not be ready for November 1, they should encourage their marketing companies to get on board. What it will involve is for the marketing company to get their stations up to grade, by cleaning their tanks, fixing any necessary valves or seals, that need to be fixed and so forth,” he said in an interview with JIS News.“I know it will incur some cost but if that is not done, those dealers will be at a disadvantage because E10 will be introduced at a slightly lower price, for saving of $2 per litre, so those stations that are not onto E10 will certainly be at a disadvantage,” he continued.The JGRA President is also reassuring motorists that the E10 fuel is a tried and tested product and that its introduction into the Jamaican marketplace is a step in the right direction for the country.“The JGRA is gung-ho about the E10. We endorsed E10 a long time ago and the concerns that we had were all addressed by Minister Clive Mullings. We are very confident in the E10 fuel,” he asserted.“E10 is just being introduced in Jamaica but it is being used across the world, in Brazil, the U.S. and many other countries. The issue is that with anything new we are always a bit skeptical but I think the introduction is necessary at this time because the additive that it is replacing, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is being phased out so eventually we will all have to move to ethanol. That is definitely a step in the right direction,” he further affirmed.Gasolene needs an octane enhancer, to increase the power of the fuel. Currently the octane enhancer in gasolene sold locally is the petroleum based MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether). However, as this additive will be phased out worldwide by 2010 for environmental reasons, Jamaica’s switch to clean, benign ethanol as its octane enhancer will go into effect some two years ahead of this global move.Ethanol has a high oxygen content that helps gasolene burn more completely, which also significantly reduces CO (carbon monoxide) in exhaust emissions. This results in lower levels of toxic, ozone-forming pollutants or Green House Gases (GHG) known to cause global warming. With E10, harmful emissions are reduced by up to 30 per cent. Research conducted in 2006 by Petrojam, confirms that Jamaica’s road fleet is compatible with the E10 blend, and that the fuel is workable for vehicles of all makes manufactured since 1981.last_img read more

Wine Aroma: A Missed Opportunity?

first_imgSpeaking as a consumer I think winery tasting rooms and events could do better branding with aromas; but, who am I? I once heard someone say, everybody is an expert at airlines, sex, and advertising; let’s add wine drinkers to that list. One glass of wine and we now have a new expert. However, that new expert is a consumer that is looking for a quality wine and emotional bond with a wine they want to really like.Cheers!Expert Editorialby Steven Lay, owner, Image of WineSteven Lay has spent 30 years in the travel exhibition industry holding C level positions in Marketing and Product Development. Most recently Mr. Lay was the Chief Marketing Officer for a major on-line travel company. Currently, he owns a company that produces wine related gift/award products for large corporate events and a produces a tour program to New World wine areas. TAGSExpert EditorialSteven LayWine AromaWine SalesWine Tasting Experiences Home Wine Business Editorial Expert Editorial Wine Aroma: A Missed Opportunity?Wine Business EditorialExpert EditorialWine Aroma: A Missed Opportunity?By Expert Editorial – August 30, 2018 77 0 Linkedin AdvertisementThe Nose Knows with WineI once heard a sports car aficionado guy say-if a car looks sleek today it will probably be impressive forever. Maybe, when it comes to sleek aromas in wine-a great aroma experience will be remembered and sought after for a long time. Aroma sensations have a palate of thousands and taste only has five (salty, sweet, bitter, sour and maybe what is known as umami). The nose can define hundreds (some say a thousand) of aromas that can take the drinker to many pleasant experiences of smell.It has been decades since my wife and I visited the then new Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa. The facilities weren’t quite finished at that time but had already started producing some wines. The first wine we tasted in a makeshift tasting room was a Chardonnay and still, to this day, we remember the aromas of that Chardonnay; I became addicted to that aroma. I remember the aroma of that wine vividly and the place. I have said and written often, I would rather smell a great wine than taste it; well, maybe some of the time. Wines without distinct aromas are a waste of time, calories and money.A sampling size of two (my wife and I) attesting to the power of aromas and years of enjoyment of Mondavi’s Chardonnay does not constitute sound research. So, let me quote some other’s viewpoint about aromas. Look what a Winetech Technical article by Dr. J. Marais says, “Wine aroma probably accounts for the most important component of the quality and enjoyment of wine.” Ambius US says, that studies have shown people can recall a scent/aroma with 65% accuracy after 1 year while visual memory sinks to 50% in a matter of months. I can be unequivocal when I say, I can still recall the aroma of the Mondavi Chardonnay 40 years later.“A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people’s moods and even affect their work performance. Because the olfactory bulb is part of the brain’s limbic system, an area so closely associated with memory and feeling it’s sometimes called the “emotional brain,” smell can call up memories and powerful responses almost instantaneously,” says Sara Dowdey-How Stuff Works. If you have doubts, consider this–do you have a favorite smell/aroma that you remember and almost instantly remember when and where that exciting aroma/nose came to you?Many industries today spend a great deal of effort to create an: emotion, memory, and even improve productivity using aromas. Healthcare treatments do employ elements of aromatherapy that have positive impact on patient health.Promoting wine aromas should be a top priority in selling wine, especially in tasting rooms. I wonder why more tasting rooms and tasting events conducted by wineries don’t highlight the exotic aromas in their wine? Maybe even on labels some space could be for aromas. New RFID or QR code labels would be a great way to go deeper into the subject.My experiences at winery tasting rooms is that people belly up to the bar, slap down $10 (or more) and are entitled to a flight of wines to taste with a focus self-evaluation of only taste; nothing is said about aromas. I know customer contact time is expensive, but to some degree the customer is paying for that time anyway. Are wineries missing an opportunity to sell wine and build brand loyalty based upon the significance aromas have in projecting quality-here is a quality wine, use your nose and enjoy it fully?Dr. J. Marais writing in “Wineland Magazine” said, “Wine aroma probably accounts for the most important component of the quality and enjoyment of wine.” Well, isn’t the enjoyment of quality wine number one on your list? What he is saying is, aromas are a primary indicator of a quality wine. Science Daily, November 2006 agrees, “Aroma is a highly important aspect determining the quality of wine. Primary aromas are those belonging to and characteristic of the variety of grape used for the elaboration of the wine.” If aroma leads a wine consumer to quality wines, would not aroma be a top priority in wine making.In an August 13, 2018 article in Wine Business Ted Rieger reported, “California State University, Fresno have (sic) begun a study to better understand human sensory responses on wine quality based on bodily responses to wine aromas and flavors.” Again, aroma is central to defining a quality wine experience.Most of us want to buy wine that has attributes oenophiles/oenologist/viticulturalist define as quality. Aromas alone are not the only signs of quality but there seems to be a preponderance of information from researchers in that direction. For example, in an article by Dr. Tim Martinson and Raquel Kallas of Cornell University, quality starts in the vineyard with meticulous monitoring of the three stages of berry growth, especially what happens from veraison to the fruit reaching the winery. The third stage of berry growth is where compounds come together to add aromas. In the winery the fermentation process adds elements of aromas and then the barrels add the magic of oak. As reported by Ted Reiger in his report with California State University, Fresno, the phrase “good wine is made in the vineyard undoubtedly has its basis in the development of the flavors and aroma compounds in the fruit. All else being equal, these are arguably the most important players in determining quality and expressing the typicity of a wine.”With approximately 800 compounds in wine it is no wonder wine is such a complex and mystical experience. These compounds can be manipulated in the wine making process that produces aromas. Again, I wonder why wineries in their effort to sell wine don’t stress the “aroma” aspect of their products in a way that is memorable and promotes the experience to potential consumers in front of them. As the CSU-Fresno study is showing, it is easy for someone to watch the facial expressions of someone smelling the aromas of wine to see if they are pleased or need help understanding what the winemaker is trying to produce.Understanding aromas is important in selling wine. “Wine industry knowledge of human sensory ability to detect specific aromas can be important for wine producers making decisions to enhance certain aromas for certain markets. If humans can’t perceive a wine quality characteristic, then it has no meaning for many consumers,” said Dr. Pedroza, CSU, Fresno. He said it well: a producer needs to market specific aromas to specific consumers. Without an emotional identity it is hard to sell wine effectively.Some researchers say the nose can distinguish thousands of scents; some pleasant some not so much.What can affect the nose/aromas developed by hundreds of compounds in wine:Ripeness of the fruit at crushTerroirVarietalWinemaking processes employed-FermentationYeastsUse of oak or lack of oakAgeing-tertiary effectBlending Twitter Pinterest Advertisement ReddIt Email Facebook Share Previous articleWinemaker Nicole Pope Uses Old World Methods of Winemaking to Create Award-Winning Coastal Syrah in CambriaNext articleAfternoon Brief, August 30 Expert Editoriallast_img read more

State Minister Emphasises Importance of Reducing Oil Bill

first_imgRelatedState Minister Emphasises Importance of Reducing Oil Bill FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, has emphasised the importance of stemming expenditure on oil imports and energy usage, as if these high costs continue, the economy could “grind to a standstill.” Addressing the closing ceremony of  a one-week Energy Management Training Programme for public sector officials, at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica in Kingston, Mr. Robinson pointed out that with a $1.2 billion monthly public sector energy bill, and US$2.25 billion being spent on oil imports, the country is not generating enough money to cover these costs. “What we spend on oil exceeds everything that we export, including remittances. We are in an unsustainable path. We will not be able to afford to pay for the oil, if we continue on this path, because the economy is just not generating enough money. The second part of it is that our energy costs are just too high,” he stressed. The State Minister pointed out that at 42 cents per kilowatt hour, Jamaica’s energy cost is six to seven times that of Trinidad and Tobago, for which Jamaica is a major market for its goods and services.  This, he said, affects the country’s ability to compete effectively. Mr. Robinson argued that money saved on energy usage and oil imports could instead be used to boost the economy. “We want to achieve a 30 per cent reduction in our public sector energy bill. Just imagine if every month the government could spend $360 million to purchase goods and services,” he said. He said the public sector must lead by example in the thrust for lower oil and energy costs. “There are too many aspects of the public sector where we simply do not pay enough attention to how we manage our energy. You are going to be leaders, because hopefully you will go back and champion what you have gained here and treat it as your own,” he told the participants. The energy management training programme, which involved participation from representatives of a number of government ministries, agencies and departments, was designed for officers within the government, who are responsible for energy management, as well as other professionals in the public sector who have direct responsibility for managing energy use as a part of their job function. This was the third and final such training programme for 2012, at the end of which some 160 persons throughout the public sector would have benefitted. The programme examined: the importance of energy conservation to national development; the main elements of the national energy policy; the core elements of Jamaica’s National Energy Conservation and Efficiency Policy 2009-2030; the impact that energy conservation and efficiency can have on the performance of ministries and agencies; and the officers’ role in managing the government’s energy assets and resources. The participants were able to: evaluate their ministry’s or department’s energy use and effectively monitor and take necessary corrective action; conduct and prepare terms of reference for the conduct of an energy audit for a ministry/department/agency; prepare an energy conservation plan; and appreciate the role that officers in ministries, agencies and departments play in reducing overall government expenditures. Advertisements State Minister Emphasises Importance of Reducing Oil Bill TechnologyNovember 21, 2012center_img RelatedState Minister Emphasises Importance of Reducing Oil Bill RelatedState Minister Emphasises Importance of Reducing Oil Billlast_img read more

Tipsy Chef replaces Main Street’s Brick + Mortar

first_imgHomeBusinessTipsy Chef replaces Main Street’s Brick + Mortar Mar. 04, 2020 at 6:03 amBusinessFeaturedFoodNewsTipsy Chef replaces Main Street’s Brick + MortarMadeleine Pauker1 year agobrick and mortarjustin safiermain streetrestaurantstipsy chefJustin Safier, the co-owner of the Tipsy Chef. (Tiffany Rose) The team behind Brick + Mortar have replaced the bar with a restaurant serving up Californian shared plates, craft beer and cocktails.Brick + Mortar’s owners closed the bar last December after seven years on Main Street, intending to refresh the rustic interior with a minor renovation, said co-owner Justin Safier. Instead, the team transformed the space inside the Edgemar Building into a bright, airy restaurant, swapping Brick + Mortar’s brown leather booths for communal tables and refinishing the bar with white marble, patterned tiles and a moss wall.The Tipsy Chef, which will host its grand opening Wednesday, aims to emulate Brick + Mortar’s lively atmosphere in a more mature setting with elevated fare, Safier said.The menu is designed to be shared and features vegetable-forward appetizers, pastas and pizzas featuring butternut squash and lamb, and meatier mains like steak, short ribs and crispy chicken. On the brunch menu, diners can find everything from white cheddar biscuits and gravy to eggs in purgatory with goat cheese and garlic sourdough.The restaurant will also host “Tipsy Time” seven days a week, from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 3 to 6 p.m. on weekends. The menu includes bar snacks, salads, pizza, sandwiches and drinks specials.“It’s driven by what’s at the farmers market, what’s in season — we’re trying to play with things,” Safier said. “As the Tipsy Chef name implies, it’s supposed to be fun and chef-driven.”The restaurant’s locavore approach also extends to the cocktail menu and beer and wine list. Cocktails mix in limoncello and pear vodka from Ventura County, Torrance’s Strand Brewing Co. and Hawthorne’s Common Space Brewery are on tap and wine from Paso Robles and the Santa Maria Valley are available by the glass and bottle.At brunch, guests can order bottles of champagne served alongside three kinds of fresh-squeezed juice and housemade Bloody Marys with candied bacon.Safier said he envisions the Tipsy Chef as a neighborhood joint where friends can gather and share good food and drinks.“I equate it to eating at home with friends, where everyone cooks a special dish and brings a bottle of wine,” he said. “It’s a more communal, familial atmosphere than the traditional dining experience.”[email protected] :brick and mortarjustin safiermain streetrestaurantstipsy chefshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCurious City – JUST GIVE US SOME TRUTHVoting problems, long lines mar California primary votingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more