Farmers being treated like criminals, claims leading Laois IFA member at General Election debate

first_img Pinterest A section of the attendance at Rosenallis Community Centre Photo Denis Byrne “I’m sickened at the minute – because between extreme veganist campaigns and talk about the environment, we farmers are being treated like criminals.”That was the view of Laois IFA grain chairman Kieran McEvoy, speaking at last week’s General Election debate in Rosenallis, organised by the IFA.In a passionate address to the nine Laois-Offaly election candidates, he said that farmers in Ireland are being over-regulated and not given near enough credit for the high quality of their produce.“I started farming at 16 years of age, I’m 45 now, I’m 29 years farming. I’ve looked after my environment because that’s where I come from and I need to get credit for that. It’s populous now to blame us for the environment.“I am a food producer and I’m 29 years cutting hedges, tidying grounds, using the correct amount of fertilisers, using the correct amount of slurries, and I want credit for that! Electric Picnic Pinterest Home News Farming Farmers being treated like criminals, claims leading Laois IFA member at General… NewsFarming News Twitter By Steven Miller – 3rd February 2020 WhatsApp “Because it’s coming in from sub-standard countries with no rules, no regulations. We’re feeding somewhere between 29 and 30 million people out of this little country.“We’re as efficient and as good at it and better than most. The critical mass in tillage, it could disappear out of the country completely. It happened in the sugar beet industry. It could happen to grain too.The General Election candidates at last week’s IFA meeting in Rosenallis.“Well I’m not going to stand by and let it happen, as grain representative in this region.“I’ve minded the environment for the last 29 years on my farm. My father done it before me, my grandfather done it before him and please god the next generation will do the same.”The 2020 General Election candidates that attended the IFA General Election debate were: Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy (Fine Gael), Charlie Flanagan (Fine Gael), Pauline Flanagan (Fianna Fáil), Sean Fleming (Fianna Fáil), Pippa Hackett (Green Party), John Leahy (Independent), Carol Nolan (Independent), Brian Stanley (Sinn Féin), Peter Ormond (Fianna Fáil).SEE ALSO – Check out all the General Election coverage on LaoisToday WhatsApp Facebook Farmers being treated like criminals, claims leading Laois IFA member at General Election debate Twitter TAGS2020 General ElectionIFAKieran McEvoyLaois IFA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA “There was three crop rules brought into this country – nobody knew what they were (and) they were unworkable in a lot of situations.“On my own farm I’m using it but there’s parts of this country where those rules don’t work.“You (politicians) need to wake up and to talk about environmental scheme after environmental scheme – I want to make money out of producing food, growing grain. We’re importing nearly 4 and a half million tonnes, why? Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleIn Pictures: Ballyfin GAA Run a huge successNext articleIn Pictures: Colt GAA celebrate success at awards night Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

“The Government Must Protect Personal Security of Choi Sung Yong”

first_img Analysis & Opinion AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center “The Government Must Protect Personal Security of Choi Sung Yong” SHARE Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinioncenter_img Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion [imText1]The voice is raising urging for the government protection for Choi Sung Ryong, president of the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea, who had recently been warned of terror attack from North Korea.President Choi have been warmed of terror attacks a number of times before from the government intelligence group, but the recent warning was a very serious one unlike the ones before. The Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights (NKnet, President Han Ki Hong) gave a statement, urging for adequate and active governemt involvement to stop the threat of terror attack from the North Korean government.Nknet stated, “The worrisome situation of now is inevitable for Mr. Choi Sung Ryong is exposed to utmost threat of terrorist attack, and the possibility of realization such a threat is now higher ever.” Followingly, it added, “We will never silence about Kim Jong Il regime’s coward action of responding to the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea and the organization’s president Choi Sung Ryong’s voicing out of “send all the abductees back to home” with terror attacks.” South Korean domestic newpapers all included comlumns urging for the active government involvement. The South Korean Government, Admitting its IncapabilityChosun Ilbo, the nation’s most read newspaper criticized on October 4, “The government must send a firm warnin to the North Korean government. If the government tells President Choi Sung Ryong to “be careful” while it cannot tell the North Korean government a word, it would be admitting that it is incapable of protecting its own citizens.” DongA Ilbo, one of the nation’s leading newspapers criticized the North Korean government on the same day by saying, “When South Korea offered to raise amount of aid in multiple fold of that of the international society in unconditional base, the North is even denying the rescue activities of the international organizations. In the midst of such a situation, there is no way that North Korea will seriously respond to the demands for the return of the abductees to North Korea and POWs.”In addition, “The National Intelligence Service avoids reponsibility saying “Mr. Choi must be under the police protection” which the police say “we have never been ordered of his personal protection” and is avoiding to take any responsibiltiy. This is very irresponsible attitude toward protecting its own citizens as though it is none of their business.” Kukmin Ilbo and Segye Ilbo each said in their coloumns, reported, “North Korea must participate in the humanitarian activities instead of persuing fraud and stobborness,” and “while the government cannot even realize return of the abductees, it must not try to restrict president Choi’s activities using threat of his personal security as a tool.” Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? By Daily NK – 2005.10.05 10:22pm Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

Why People Starve in a Bread Basket

first_imgAnalysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Facebook Twitter Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion In recent days, both Daily NK and Japanese group ASIAPRESS have reported cases of starvation in the region of North Korea with the most productive agricultural land, North and South Hwanghae Province. The news has caused a great deal of surprise.To North Korean defectors, it is clear that the civilian starvation is a direct result of the decision to prioritize the military under the military-first policy and the subsequent obligation on the part of cooperative farms to provide rice for soldiers, coupled to controls covering trading activities by farm employees.34-year old Lee Mi Kyung, who defected in 2011 from South Hwanghae Province, explained to Daily NK, “If everything grown did not go to military rice stores, then nobody would die. When I was in North Korea, because everything went for military rice there was nothing to eat in the farming season so we couldn’t work properly.”“When autumn harvest time comes, soldiers guard the threshing shed and take all the grain that comes through it,” she went on. “If that proves not to be enough, then they also take privately farmed cereals into state stores in the name of military stocks” Indeed, rather than protecting the interests of farmers, management committees responsible for overseeing agricultural activities actually order active cooperation with the Chosun People’s Army, she added..In addition, there is the problem of finding access to multiple sources of food. Unlike urban families, both man and woman in a farming couple have to work the land, meaning that if autumn distribution and the harvest from private market gardens do not go well, there is no other way to obtain food.According to defector Cha Young Ho (50), this is clearly a rural problem. He said, “People in the cities can trade, so there haven’t been many starvation deaths since the end of the March of Tribulation. But since last summer it started getting so bad that people have been collapsing in the fields for lack of food.”In the midst of this situation, meanwhile, both Rodong Shinmun, the publication of the Chosun Workers’ Party, and international media outlets based in Pyongyang have been publishing pictures of active and seemingly successful rice planting going on in the region surrounding the North Korean capital.On the 22nd, Rodong Shinmun even published a story announcing that “Managers and workers from Haeju City organs, factories and enterprises are working with fiery passion to support farming activities, aiming to bring about a decisive change and solve the people’s food problems.” Analysis & Opinion Why People Starve in a Bread Basketcenter_img Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] SHARE Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kang Mi Jin – 2012.05.22 5:18pm Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

SEC sets 2014 compliance exam priorities

first_img Conflicts, crypto, cyber risk: the year ahead in compliance The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is planning to focus on fraud, brokers’ sales practices, and wrap programs offered by investment advisors, among of slew of other issues during its compliance examinations in the year ahead, the regulator said today. The SEC announced its exam priorities for 2014, which cover a variety of issues at brokerages, investment firms, clearing agencies, exchanges and self-regulatory organizations, among other sorts of industry players. Its market-wide priorities include fraud detection and prevention, corporate governance and enterprise risk management, technology controls, issues posed by the convergence of broker-dealer and investment advisor businesses and by new rules and regulations, and retirement investments and rollovers. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues SEC examines rules for inter-fund tradingcenter_img Keywords ComplianceCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission For broker-dealers, the SEC says that it will target sales practices and fraud, issues related to the fixed-income market, and trading issues, including compliance with the new market access rule. At investment firms, it focus will include advisors who have never been previously examined, including new private fund advisors; wrap fee programs; quantitative trading models; and payments by advisors and funds to entities that distribute mutual funds. It will also be looking at perceived control weakness at exchanges; accurate recordkeeping and safeguarding of assets at transfer agents; and reviews of clearing agencies that are designated as systemically important; among a variety of other issues. “We are publishing these priorities to highlight areas that we perceive to have heightened risk,” said Andrew Bowden, director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. The SEC notes that the priorities listed for 2014 are not exhaustive and may be adjusted throughout the year in light of ongoing risk assessment activities. They are based on a variety of sources of information, including: tips from whistleblowers and investor complaints; filings with the SEC; information gathered through exams conducted by the SEC and other regulators; and, communications with other U.S. and international regulators. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Gender experts call for pay equity budget measures

first_img Already suffering, working women face tougher future Pandemic job losses hit women harder than men, StatsCan says Keywords Budget 2018,  Women,  Diversity Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Gender equity and business experts have their fingers crossed that the forthcoming federal budget will deliver long-awaited legislation to make the workforce more equitable for women, but few expect the Canadian government to come close to a bold move made by Iceland earlier this year — fining businesses who fail to institute pay equity measures.The federal government has signalled that next Tuesday’s budget will include initiatives to improve the economic success of women and promote gender equality, potentially through narrowing the pay equity gap, ensuring more gender equality in boardrooms and easing access to capital for female entrepreneurs. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month that his government will introduce legislation this year to ensure equal pay for work of equal value in federal jobs. Canada has long struggled to tackle the wage gap, with the most recent numbers showing women on average earn 87¢ for every dollar made by a man.And yet, even as the government gets ready to table a federal budget that applies gender-based analysis to its policies, women in business advocacy groups are skeptical that the Canadian government will do anything as bold as Iceland. The Nordic country is believed to be the first to require both public and private companies with more than 25 employees to reach pay parity.“I think we need to take a more aggressive stance, but I don’t anticipate that we will see anything like Iceland,” said Tanya van Biesen, the executive director of Catalyst Canada, a non-profit organization advocating for women’s advancement in the workplace.The groundbreaking law, which came into effect in January, forces companies to seek certification every three years from an auditor that will verify that their efforts have been successful and that any pay disparities have been based on fair terms, including education, performance or skill. Companies that fail to attain certification face fines of up to 50,000 ISK ($630) a day.Companies with more than 250 employees will have until the end of 2018 to reach the requirement, while smaller businesses will be given up to three years.The legislation met with little resistance in the Nordic nation that has ranked first in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap standings for nine consecutive years, said Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, the executive manager of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association.“We are a small country with only 340,000 people, so if we have ideas, then they are quick and easy to gain acceptance,” said Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir. “I would imagine it is a lot easier for us than a country as big as Canada.”Similar legislation “would be a hard pill to swallow” in Canada, which is often less comfortable with government intervention than Iceland, said van Biesen.Sarah Kaplan, the director for the University of Toronto’s Institute for Gender and the Economy, isn’t convinced Iceland’s legislation would be completely effective in Canada because she worries employers would use allowances for differences in experience as an excuse to let disparity fester.However, Kaplan said introducing legislation similar to Iceland’s would at least mandate more transparency around wages being earned by private sector workers or those who fall outside so-called sunshine lists, which disclose the salaries of public sector employees making more than $100,000.She said reporting such information would help Canadian companies know where they stand and ensure parity can be measured between all job levels and categories.Kaplan and van Biesen are also calling for a “use-it-or-lose-it” paternity leave for an extended period of time, which Kaplan said “would take men out of the workforce as frequently as women when it comes to new babies,” which in turn could help close the gender pay gap.Trudeau floated the idea of creating such a system earlier this week during an event on his tour of India, just days before the release of the federal budget on Feb.27. Young Businesswoman Addressing Boardroom Meeting stockbroker/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Study: Racial diversity stagnated on U.S. corporate boards Tara Deschamps last_img read more

Energy transition pilot project on Gotland

first_imgEnergy transition pilot project on Gotland Uppsala UniversityAll national and international scenarios point towards wind power providing a large percentage of our future energy. The research focuses on airflows and how they interact with wind turbines.The Swedish government has designated Gotland for a pilot project to pave the way for the energy transition facing all of Sweden. Stefan Ivanell, professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at Campus Gotland, talks about the project in this film.Watch the film: Energy transition pilot project on Gotland“The goal of the Gotland pilot project is to lead the way, to identify synergies between various challenges and show how we can resolve the issues on a national and international level. My hope is that we will be able to take steps in this direction,” says Ivanell.He and his research colleagues conduct research on wind power and energy transition. A great deal of their work on wind power concerns airflows and how best to place wind turbines. The research on energy transition involves social sciences issues as well as many engineering issues.Annica Hulth /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:deal, Earth, energy, Engineering, film, future, Government, pilot, Professor, project, research, Sweden, university, Uppsala Universitylast_img read more

GM recalls 6 million Chevy, GMC trucks, SUVs after losing airbag defect appeal

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSAvalancheCadillacChevroletEscaladeGMCSierraSilveradoSuburbanTahoeYukonPickup TruckSUVNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesNon-Luxury The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The recall of Takata airbags is the largest and longest safety action in automotive history, covering 63 million air bags in vehicles from GM, BMW, Ford, Honda, Tesla, Toyota, and 11 others, or one of every five cars on the road in the U.S. General Motors is recalling 5.9 million vehicles in the U.S., part of a total 7 million being recalled worldwide, after losing an appeal of a government-ordered callback related to a massive safety issue affecting more than 60 million air bags in cars and trucks made by almost every major automaker.The company said Monday it will comply with a ruling by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall the vehicles after the agency denied its appeal, saying the carmaker had not established the callback was unnecessary.“Based on data generated through independent scientific evaluation conducted over several years, we disagree with NHTSA’s position. However, we will abide by NHTSA’s decision and begin taking the necessary steps,” the company said in a statement. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71  Chevrolet We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next › advertisement GM had argued the design and integration of Takata air bags into certain of its vehicles made the risk of defective equipment inconsequential, but NHTSA denied that petition and forced the automaker to abide by its recall order.The affected vehicles include certain 2007- to 2014-model-year Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, Chevy Avalanche, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade models. The number of affected models in Canada is not yet known. last_img read more

Tesla’s Model S Plaid has reportedly broken a production-car acceleration record

first_img Leno’s A/C quote is catchy, but of course, in an electric car, the air conditioning isn’t powered by the same motor as the wheels are like an internal-combustion-powered vehicle, so there’s no parasitic loss, a large benefit of the electric powertrain.Regardless, a 9.247-second ET (elapsed time) puts the Model S Plaid Edition above the 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport and the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, and if verified would mean it takes the number one spot for quickest production car in the quarter-mile. Trending Videos RELATED TAGSModel STeslaSedanLuxuryElectric VehiclesLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSpeed & Performance On May 11, 2021, a prototype Tesla Model S Plaid reportedly put down a quarter-mile time at Autoclub Famoso Raceway in California just a hair over nine seconds, breaking the record for quickest production car.The news comes from an unlikely source: Jay Leno, who was spotted at said Bakersfield raceway when the Tesla made its record attempt. In early June, Leno confirmed to the Spike’s Car Radio podcast that he indeed saw a Model S Plaid trip the lights in the rumoured time.“I’ll tell you what I did. I went up to Famoso Dragway in Bakersfield. And the Tesla Plaid… I drove by, and the NHRA guy was there to make it official. It turned a 9.247, at 152 mph,” Leno said. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Tesla itself, however, has not officially confirmed the number, but at this point we can probably trust Jay Leno more than Elon Musk anyway. The Tesla Model S Plaid delivery ceremony will take place on June 10 – the keys to the first one will be handed over then – and we expect that’s when the brand will make an official statement about the record. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Campus conversation regarding Yiannopoulos visit continues, evolves

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 14, 2016 Earlier today, senior campus leadership received a letter from more than 200 faculty members and a petition signed by more than 200 graduate students. The documents asked the administration to lend their support to events proposed as alternatives to the Jan. 25 Milo Yiannopoulos talk, organized by the student organization chapters of the College Republicans and Turning Point USA. In the petitions, a potential ongoing series of events to support the campus goal of safety and inclusive excellence was also proposed.Chancellor DiStefano met with faculty and graduate student representatives to hear their concerns, as well as offers to help lead and organize the proposed events. Subsequently, he and other leaders provided preliminary responses to the letter and the petition (linked below).Campus leadership has committed to meeting with faculty and students to fully develop these plans in the near future.Campus leadership letter in response to faculty open letterCampus leadership letter in response to graduate student petitionCategories:AdministrationCampus Communitylast_img read more

Paul Hobbs Imports Repositioned as Paul Hobbs Selections

first_imgAdvertisement(September 24, 2015; Sebastopol, CA)—Internationally renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs has announced that his import portfolio, founded in 1994, is repositioning itself as Paul Hobbs Selections effective immediately. Paul Hobbs Selections is a leading importer and marketing partner for small, family-owned, estate-driven wineries dedicated to farming and vinifying distinctive wines, which are benchmarks of quality and value from their respective growing regions.After sparking a revolution with Argentine Malbec in 1993, Paul Hobbs began to successfully import premium South American wines to the US in 1994. Over the next twenty-one years the portfolio grew as he added wineries from France, Canada, Chile, and Argentina that share the same dedication and attention to grape growing and winemaking which Hobbs employs at his eponymous winery in California.“We have chosen the name “Paul Hobbs Selections” because it reflects the high-end quality, estate-focused wines in the portfolio, and Paul Hobbs’ personal relationship and respect for each producer. While the Argentine economy has fluctuated in recent years and lower-tier wines growth has slowed, the fine wine category has soared. We believe our new name aligns with these key facts,” said General Manager Mark Evans.Paul Hobbs Selections is the exclusive US importer for the following producers: Viña Cobos is Argentina’s leading luxury winery and was founded in 1997 when Paul Hobbs and his Argentine partners Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud teamed up to produce world-class wines with a true sense of place. The winery’s full range—Cobos, Bramare and Felino—explores different terroirs within Mendoza’s premier growing areas. For more information: Viña CobosAlto Limay is a collaboration between Paul Hobbs and Familia Schroeder to explore and develop Pinot Noir from Patagonia Argentina, the new frontier of Argentine winemaking, according to Paul Hobbs. For more information: Alto LimayCrocus is Paul Hobbs’ partnership with Bertrand-Gabriel Vigouroux, which came to fruition in 2011 and focuses on Malbec from Cahors, France. The wines marry the Vigouroux family’s experience as producers in Cahors since 1887, with Hobbs’s vision, discipline and methodology with the Malbec varietal. For more information: CrocusEl Porvenir de Cafayate is an innovative winery which represents the Romero family’s vision of the future of Cafayate, Argentina. Producing small lots of 100% estate Torrontés and Tannat wines, the winery is rooted in the family’s love of Cafayate’s terroir and its people. For more information: El Porvenir de CafayatePulenta Estate is owned by Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, and has been a prominent force in Argentine viticulture for three generations. The winery produces three lines: Pulenta Gran, produced from the finest blocks in each of the estate vineyards; Pulenta Estate, 100% estate bottled wines of the highest caliber; and La Flor, which are bottled earlier and possess a softer tannin structure. All wines are 100% estate farmed with an emphasis on balance and elegance. For more information: Pulenta EstateRiglos is a single-estate, high elevation winery based in Valle de Uco, Mendoza. Born from the pioneering spirit of owners Dario Werthein and Fabian Suffern, the winery focuses on producing powerful, distinct wines that reflect the Alto Valle de Uco terroir. For more information: RiglosStratus is a sustainable and innovative winery located in the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario wine country. In 2005, Stratus became the first fully LEED-certified winery in the world. It is dedicated to growing and producing limited quantities of premium wine. The winery is led by winemaker Jean-Laurent ‘J-L’ Groux, a native of the Loire Valley in France. For more information: StratusViña Pérez Cruz is a single-estate winery based in the eastern Maipo Valley of Chile. The Pérez Cruz family’s central drive is to express the estate’s terroir through wines of character, combining tradition with modernity. For more information: Viña Pérez CruzFor more information about the portfolio, please visit or contact Gaston Leyack at [email protected] Previous articleNew Trade Alliance Serves To Empower Women In Alcohol Beverage IndustryNext articleAfternoon Brief, September 24 Press Release Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Paul Hobbs Imports Repositioned as Paul Hobbs SelectionsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessPaul Hobbs Imports Repositioned as Paul Hobbs SelectionsBy Press Release – September 24, 2015 68 0 Facebook Twitter Pinterest ReddIt TAGSfeaturedPaul Hobbs ImportsPaul Hobbs Selections Email Sharelast_img read more