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first_imgHome Industry News Releases Three Sticks Wines’ Ryan Prichard Named Winemaker of the YearIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessThree Sticks Wines’ Ryan Prichard Named Winemaker of the YearBy Press Release – September 1, 2020 733 0 TAGSfeaturedpeopleRyan PrichardThree Sticks Wines Advertisement2020 Rising Wine Star Awards recognize the new generation of outstanding wine industry achievers presented by LuxeSF and Modern LuxurySonoma, CA (September 1, 2020) — Three Sticks Wines is proud to announce that winemaker Ryan Prichard has been chosen as the 2020 Rising Wine Star Winemaker of the Year from LuxeSF and Modern Luxury, publishers of San Francisco and Silicon Valley magazines. For the fourth year, LuxeSF is presenting the Rising Wine Star Awards to acknowledge individuals and organizations that are building reputations and conquering an ever-changing marketplace, and who epitomize the new generation of the wine industry in California, specifically Napa and Sonoma.Previous awards have been presented to Benoit Touquette (Realm Cellars, Hartwell, Kata, Fait-Main), Julien Fayard (Le Pich, Purlieu, Somnium, Azur, Covert Estate, Empreinte), and Nigel Kinsman (Accendo Cellars, Wheeler Farms Winery, Bella Oaks, Kinsman Wine).“I am very humbled and honored to receive this award from LuxeSF and Modern Luxury,” said Prichard. “From our vineyard team that grows us the highest quality grapes and our production team that crafts the wine daily, to our exceptional hospitality team and those working together to bring these wines to our customers, we succeed together, and I couldn’t be more proud.”“We are thrilled that Ryan is being recognized as a leader in the industry and for the programs and portfolio of incredible wines he has created while Winemaker at Three Sticks,” said Prema Behan and Bill Price, Co-Founders of Three Sticks Wines. “This award is an exciting achievement for Ryan and the team. They work to craft the best expressions of the Price Family Estate vineyards and it shows.”Ryan Prichard has been committed to crafting excellence while elevating the region utilizing the unique and diverse terroir coupled with innovation and skill. He grew up in northern California and began making wine in Sonoma County in 2008. Ryan has worked alongside many esteemed winemakers in various Sonoma County wineries including Williams Selyem, Copain Custom Crush, Medlock Ames and Graft Wines, and is concurrently the Winemaker at Flambeaux Wine in Dry Creek Valley.Ryan joined Three Sticks Wines as Winemaker in 2015 alongside Director of Winemaking, Bob Cabral. His focus is crafting pinot noir and chardonnay that showcases Three Sticks’ exceptional estate vineyard sites, producing wines of distinction and acclaim. Ryan conceptualizes winemaking as an endeavor in balancing contrasts, “you must be precise yet flexible; organic yet by design; create for immediate gratification yet stand the test of time.” As we forge ahead in a new and different economic and societal landscape, Ryan hopes wine can play a small part in bringing comfort, understanding, and connections to people in our communities.Because of continuing SIP conditions, the 2020 Rising Wine Stars awards will be formally presented via a special Zoom awards ceremony in the presence of 300+ wine industry marketing, sales and hospitality influencers, representing Napa and Sonoma wineries and wine-related organizations. Date to be announced soon.The 2020 Rising Wine Stars Awards acknowledge outstanding Napa and Sonoma wine industry achievers and achievements in the following categories:Winery of the YearWinemaker of the YearMarketer of the YearThe Community Service AwardThe Hospitality & Guest Relations AwardThe Innovation AwardThe selection process is agnostic with respect to age, length of service and size of winery or organization represented. The awardees are chosen based on their current reputation and level of success, but more so for the potential that they exhibit as future industry leaders and innovators. A 13-person panel of respected industry professionals made the final selections from multiple candidates across all six award categories.Three Sticks WinesThree Sticks Wines is a boutique, family-owned winery led by winemakers Bob Cabral and Ryan Prichard, along with proprietor and vineyard owner Bill Price. Three Sticks is characterized by commitment to site specific wines, stewardship of land, people, and history, with a down-to-earth approach to business and life. They craft small-lot, artisanal wines from six Grand cru level Estate vineyards in Sonoma County, including Durell Vineyard, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, and Walala Vineyard. Founded in 2002, the winery is named for owner William S. Price III’s surfing nickname, “Billy Three Sticks,” assigned to him in his youth as a reference to the three Roman numerals that follow his name.The Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe (built in 1842 and current home to the hospitality of Three Sticks Wines), was constructed by Captain Salvador Vallejo, brother of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the Comandante Générale of the northern territory of Mexico (modern day Sonoma). Bill and Eva Price purchased the property in 2012 and embarked on a two year preservation project. The Three Sticks team worked closely with Sonoma historians and the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation to restore and protect the historic fabric of the property.www.threestickswines.comAdvertisement Share Facebook Pinterest Email Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleFormer NFL Championship and Hall of Fame Coach Dick Vermeil to Host Virtual Wine Tasting Event With Former NFL Players Devon Still and Rich Mauti on September 30Next articleRodney Strong Wine Estates Launches New Brand, Knotty Vines Press Releaselast_img read more

first_imgWith more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strivesfor excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transformand impact the lives of its students, patients, members of thecommunity, and people across the globe. The University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL is seekinga Research and Assessment Librarian who will report to theAssociate Dean for Collection Strategies, University of MiamiLibraries (UML), and will support the Libraries’ administrativeleadership and management teams to understand, predict andaccommodate user needs for information resources and learningservices. Assessment duties: develops and implements performancemetrics and analytics for library collections and libraryoperations; analyzes and reports assessment data in a variety offormats; coordinates and reports data collection for surveys;develops annual reports to support University accreditation.Teaching duties: teaches data visualization and analysis classes;teaches library research methods to undergraduate classes; teachesassessment methods to library personnel. Outreach and collectionduties: serves as liaison librarian to the Judaic Studies Program;selects books, journals and databases. The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging,where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value.Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence,Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U communityworks together to create an environment driven by purpose,excellence, community, and service. The University of Miami is among the top research universitiesand academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largestprivate employers in South Florida.center_img Position requires a Master’s degree in LibraryScience, Information Science or a closely related field (foreignequivalent acceptable), and two years of post-Master’s experienceworking in an academic research library. The post-Master’s academiclibrary experience must include data analysis work conducted in oneor more of the following areas: library acquisitions, librarycollections, and/or library user behavior.Please click link to apply: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Research-and-Assessment-Librarian_R100046029/apply The University of Miami is an Equal OpportunityEmployer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees areprotected from discrimination based on certain categories protectedby Federal law. Click here for additionalinformation.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Weather services predicts Thursday’s weather to bring a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It should be mostly cloudy, with a high near 91 and west wind around 10 mph. The evening should also bring a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday’s prediction is for mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 75. North wind gusts could be as high as 20 mph.last_img

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

first_img NEOSI Staff Related TopicsAlonzo HighsmithBrownsEliot Wolf The Browns today made some important front office moves official, adding Eliot Wolf Assistant General Manager and Alonzo Highsmith Vice President of Player Personnel. Wolf spent the past 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, most recently as Director of Football Operations, while Highsmith had been with the Packers personnel department for 19 years, the last six as Senior Personnel Executive. “We’re lucky to add Alonzo and Eliot to our personnel staff,” said Dorsey. “Alonzo’s 25 years of experience in the National Football League as a player, scout and personnel executive give him a unique perspective when it comes to evaluating talent and building a team. Alonzo and I share the same passion for this great game of football. We are going to set out to find talented football players that possess that same passion for the game,” Dorsey said in a statement.“Eliot has been a fine executive in this league for some time now. It’s been great to watch him grow up around this league when I was with him in Green Bay and from afar for the last five-plus years. He’s been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade. Adding Eliot and Alonzo to our personnel leadership group, that already includes Andrew Berry, will strengthen us and help us develop into the type of personnel department we need to achieve the success our great fans deserve.”“I’m so thankful for this opportunity and I’m really excited about joining the Cleveland Browns organization,” said Wolf. “I really like the direction of where leadership is headed. We’re going to build this team the right way and to be a part of that from the ground up is going to be special.”“This is going to be an exciting challenge,” said Highsmith. “It’s great to reunite with John Dorsey. He is someone I’ve looked up to and has always been a mentor to me. We had great success together in Green Bay and we both understand the hard work it takes to create a winning environment. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be part of something special. Some of my fondest memories in football were playing the Browns in the playoffs one year and the fans throwing dog bones at us so we had to turn around and play that series at the opposite end zone. I believe in the Haslams, Coach Jackson and John, and I’m looking forward to helping build the type of team Cleveland Browns fans will be proud of.”In addition, the Browns have also added Jimmy Noel as Assistant Director of Pro Scouting, Matt Donahoe as Scout and Dan Zegers as Personnel Coordinator. Noel, Donahoe and Zegers all previously spent time in the Kansas City Chiefs personnel department. Ken Kovash who has served as Vice President-Player Personnel for the last two seasons will transition to a Vice President role in the club’s strategy department.last_img read more

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto       93  Orlando         86New Orleans  115  Dallas         105Boston       100  Oklahoma City   99Minnesota    123  L.A. Clippers  109Atlanta       99  Utah            94Detroit      115  Phoenix         88Houston      115  Portland       111NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus        5  N-Y Rangers    3Washington      4  Dallas         3N.Y. Islanders   4  Pittsburgh     1Edmonton        7  Carolina       3Florida         7  Ottawa         2Detroit         5  Philadelphia   4; SO  Tampa Bay       4  Toronto        3Winnipeg        2  L.A. Kings     1; OTColorado        5  Chicago        1Vegas           4  Vancouver      1San Jose        6  New Jersey     2Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

first_imgMost people are aware of the need for captions to make videos more accessible. But few are familiar with the requirement for audio description for videos, which accommodates people who are blind or have low-vision. Audio description narrates what visually is happening in the video, information that’s not available to someone who can’t see. Think of a radio sports announcer at a baseball game, describing the ground ball hit to the third baseman who throws the ball to the second baseman for the beginning of a double play. That’s similar to audio description. Intro to Audio Description for VideosOn Thursday, January 17, 2019, you can learn more about video audio description when 3Play Media hosts their free Intro to Audio Description webinar at 2:00pm Eastern Time. In the one-hour webinar, Sofia Leivaf from 3Play Media, will highlight the basics of audio description:What is audio description?How to add audio description to online videoVideo player compatibility: which players support itLegal requirements: accessibility laws and complianceHow to create and publish it on your ownDifference between standard and extended audio descriptionWhat tools and features can make it easier to produce audio descriptionAfter the presentation, Leiva will take answer questions from webinar attendees.Who is the Audience for the Webinar?Anyone looking to make their videos more accessible, and those taking the next step beyond captioning their videos, will find useful information and help from the webinar. Wrapping UpIncluding audio description with your captioned video will make your video content more accessible; you’ll reach a wider audience. The free 3Play Media webinar will provide the background and knowledge you need to move forward and add audio descriptions to your videos. I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, January 17, 2019 and register for the free 3Play Media webinar. I’ll be live tweeting during the webinar!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedKey Takeaways from HTML5 Video AccessibilityLast week I attended the HTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features & Guidelines webinar from 3Play Media. Guest speaker John Foliot, W3C contributor and accessibility expert at Deque Systems, discussed guidelines for making videos accessible and shared his tips and insights on HTML5 video. Check out the recording of the webinar…In “Accessibility”Free Webinar: Planning and Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media, and eLearningYou’re invited to the Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center free webinar on July 20, 2017, focusing on planning and producing accessible video. The Planning and Producing Accessible Videos for Web, Social Media, and eLearning webinar will teach you the key components needed to produce videos that are…In “Accessibility”DescribeAthon17: Make Video on YouTube More AccessibleI invite you to join me tomorrow, January 26, 2017 at DescribeAthon17 when amateur and professional describers around the world will join together to add audio descriptions to YouTube videos. Working from your home, business, or wherever you have a connection to the Internet, you’ll be part of a group…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

first_imgSo am I contributing to the problem of over simplifying security? Or am I reaching out to those who might not take an inordinate amount of time necessary to understand the complexities and nuances of our industry? You decide and feel free to share your knowledge-nuggets. Everyone wants information security to be easy. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were simple enough to fit snugly inside a fortune cookie? Well, although I don’t try to promote such foolish nonsense, I do on occasion pass on readily digestible nuggets to reinforce security principles and get people thinking how security applies to their environment. Common SenseI think the key to fortune cookie advice is ‘common sense’ in the context of security. It must be simple, succinct, and make sense to everyone, while conveying important security aspects.Fortune Cookie advice for December:Be mindful of the security message you deliver to your customers and how it is interpretedRallying your populace to be security savvy is a worthwhile investment and must be approached with the appropriate diligence. It is not enough to haphazardly deliver security information and walk away. If it is perceived as ‘junk-mail’, it will be treated as such. Information security must be understood and applied in order to make a difference. This embrace will only occur if the audience understands not only the message, but also why it is important and the overall context. Every good communication program draws in the audience by letting them know how it applies and benefits them.If we want to be successful, we have an obligation to understand what is being absorbed and how it is being interpreted.Andy, ITGuy has a great post (check out the picture for a good laugh).“How we communicate our security plans has to be in a way that the user will understand and that will make them want to work with us”.  This is key, as ultimately it is a partnership between dedicated security folks and the organization they protect.Additionally, Mike Rothman has some great follow-up comments which I think nails the right perspective:“effective communication is based upon the perception of the person on the other end”. Sounds basic, but how often do we ignore this fundamental principle in our rush to deliver our message?If you are interested in good security insights, consider subscribing to Andy,ITGuy and Mike Rothman’s blogs. They mix perspective, humor, to timely issues.center_img Fortune Cookie Security Advice – November 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – September 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – August 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – June 2008Fortune Cookie Security Advice – May 2008last_img read more

first_imgThe Indian cricket board on Monday terminated a Rs 2,000 crore media rights contract of Nimbus and decided to encash the bank guarantee of the same amount, giving rise to apprehensions of another round of court cases.The decision was taken at a working committee meeting, presided over by N Srinivasan, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while the top Nimbus officials and BCCI lawyers were also present at the same hotel.The BCCI did not issue a statement after the short meeting, but officials who were present there confirmed that a decision to this effect has been taken. Nimbus paid Rs 24 crore just before the meeting in an apparent effort to delay the inevitable, but it didn’t cut ice with the BCCI officials.”Every member’s opinion was sought at the meeting, especially Arun Jaitley’s as he is a lawyer too. Everyone was of the opinion that Nimbus has been often defaulting payments and the bank guarantee should be encashed,” a top official told Mail Today. “A considered decision will be taken tomorrow and announced.”The BCCI official said that Nimbus has even delayed the payment for the five-match One-day International series against England in October and the just concluded series against the West Indies comprising Tests and ODIs.According to the four-year contract – from April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2014 – Nimbus was to pay Rs 31.50 crore each per Test, ODI and Twenty20 International played in India.When contacted, Nimbus chairman Harish Thawani said that he hasn’t heard anything from the BCCI. “We have no official word from the BCCI regarding the rumour in a section of the media, hence will not be issuing any statement today,” Thawani told Mail Today via SMS.advertisementJust before the BCCI meeting began at a five-star hotel at around 4 pm, Nimbus made the part payment. “Nimbus paid Rs 24 crore before the meeting, but this amount was not sufficient. According to the terms and conditions of the contract, Nimbus was supposed to pay 50 per cent of the amount 30 days before a series and the rest within 30 days from the end of the series,” said a BCCI official. “Even for the England ODIs, they paid the advance amount only halfway through the series.”The official explained: “The total bank guarantee of Rs 2,000 would be encashed from which the amount due to the BCCI would be deducted and the rest would be returned to Nimbus. But Nimbus will now have to sign a new contract and give a new bank guarantee, as per the contract clauses.”The BCCI official said that Thawani met Jaitley, a BCCI vicepresident and a leading lawyer, over the issue in Chennai a couple of days ago, but the stalemate couldn’t be broken.He said Nimbus had also been delaying payment and there have been issues relating to its previous contract with the BCCI – worth $ 612 million for the period March 1, 2006 and March 31, 2010.This is evident from the documents that the BCCI circulated during its working committee meeting in August. One issue was the clash of the international and domestic matches played in India, resulting in the BCCI and Nimbus disagreeing over the number of days/ matches of domestic cricket (72 days or 31 matches).A third outstanding issue related to the service tax and tax deducted at source after the union government promulgated that media rights were considered as “commercial” events and that they would come under the service tax net.The radio rights were included in the media rights of Nimbus. It was another contentious issue as there has been a dispute over the sharing of advertisement income between Nimbus and the All India Radio.In spite of the termination of its contract, Nimbus, which telecasts BCCI-organised domestic cricket tournaments through its production arm Neo, will continue to beam the next round of Ranji Trophy matches starting on Tuesday.”The Nimbus contract is separate from its production contract with the BCCI. We will continue to telecast the Ranji matches,” a top Neo official told Mail Today.last_img read more

first_imgMarcel Brands joins Everton boardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton football director Marcel Brands has joined the club’s board.Brands has already helped implement a number of important changes at Goodison Park and worked closely with manager Marco Silva, chairman Bill Kenwright and chief executive, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, to secure the recruitment of seven players during last summer’s transfer window.He has started work on delivering the Club’s long-term, permanent football strategy.Brands said: “It gives me a lot of confidence that I’m a Board member now and I hope to do the best for our Club.“Being at Everton has been even better than I thought it would be. I was working at a great club in Holland and was happy there but it was a great chance for me to come to the Premier League and join Everton.“At the start I had a great feeling but it’s been a better feeling working here. I work with a lot of great people with blue blood and I’m confident we can achieve many good things in the future.”Kenwright added: “I think we’ve got a great Director of Football who has taken over and changed an awful lot. He has totally reorganised our scouting, he wants our kids to play the same as Marco’s first team and we are really happy with the team we have got. Marcel is terrific to work with. We really feel secure with Marco and Marcel. They won’t sign anyone who they don’t think will improve us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more