Budget cuts rely on Medicaid savings that will be difficult to achieve

first_imgEconomy | Health | Politics | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentBudget cuts rely on Medicaid savings that will be difficult to achieveAugust 22, 2019 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Emergency room entrance at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The Juneau hospital is a certified Medicaid provider. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO)Gov. Mike Dunleavy has made cutting government a centerpiece of his administration.But much of the biggest cut he made to this year’s budget may not be a cut at all. That’s because it’s a cut to Medicaid. And federal law limits how deeply the state can cut Medicaid, which provides health care to lower-income Alaskans.It’s hard to cut state government spending without cutting Medicaid, since Medicaid is such a large chunk of the state budget. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to cut Medicaid. That’s because, except for a few optional services, it’s an entitlement under federal law. Once a state makes someone eligible for Medicaid, they’re entitled to receive health care — and their provider is entitled to be paid.When Dunleavy announced his budget proposal in February, his administration said it would cut $249 million from Medicaid, more than third of what the state spends on the program.Becky Hultberg, president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, emphasized that Medicaid is where the money is at.Becky Hultberg, president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, gives a presentation about Medicaid expansion at the Alaska Capitol, March 19, 2015. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)“If the governor wants to make meaningful reductions in state spending, he almost has to cut Medicaid and education,” she said.A month after the governor released his budget proposal, the first details about Medicaid were announced, and about half of the cut to the program was put off to the future. And policy experts said portions of the proposed cut were either not fully sketched out or were unrealistic to achieve in the time frame laid out by the Dunleavy administration.The final Medicaid reduction is $159.9 million — a majority of the $259.8 million overall cut to state agencies.Hultberg said those numbers may not hold up, which will require the Legislature passing a supplemental budget next year.“We’re concerned that the governor’s Medicaid cuts are not transparent and that they’re not real,” she said. “They’re not transparent because the department has not identified how it is going to achieve these savings.”And, she’s said, the cuts aren’t real, because they don’t change who’s eligible for health care services. Hultberg said if you’re really going to cut Medicaid, that’s what you have to do.Dunleavy’s proposal to cut Medicaid includes roughly $20 million the administration said it will achieve by finding efficiencies working with President Donald Trump’s administration. But the Dunleavy administration hasn’t released any specifics on how that will happen.Dunleavy’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment before the deadline for this story.And there are specific cuts the state has identified that it’s already acknowledged aren’t possible this year, like a switch to a new system for paying providers based on standardizing payments to encourage efficiencies. There’s a problem: The budget counts on saving $4.5 million this year from it. And the state has already said the switch won’t happen until next year. Hospital leaders think it will take even longer.And that’s not the only reduction like that. Another delayed change is related to paying nursing facilities based on the acuity of their patients, which is projected to save $2 million.Hultberg said providers want to work to make Medicaid more efficient. But she said that shouldn’t start with an immediate budget cut in mind.“Responsible governing means you identify a goal; you create a plan to achieve that goal; and then you develop a budget to accomplish that plan,” she said. “The governor is not following that logical process. He’s going to the end, which is, ‘Let’s take the budget reduction first, and then let’s back our way into a plan.’ And, unfortunately, the dollars in Medicaid affect people’s lives. That’s an incredibly irresponsible way to govern.”Two Medicaid cuts that have occurred are a 5% reduction in payments to many providers, and the elimination of preventive dental care to adults.The consequences of these changes are starting to ricochet around Alaska’s health care system.For example, the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center provides care to lower-income Alaskans. They’re not hit with the 5% cut. And they may be able to continue to provide dental care to adults with Medicaid.But if other providers either can’t or won’t provide care due to the cuts, they may not have the capacity to pick up the slack.Tammy Green, CEO of the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, said her clinic can’t provide dental care to everyone losing access due to the elimination of Medicaid adult preventive dental.“What I do know is, that at this point, there’s no way that we could meet that capacity,” she said.Green said how the state approaches Medicaid payments in the long term could have a big effect on the number of doctors and other providers who take Medicaid patients.“That’s part of our angst a little bit — is just the unknown,” she said. “We just don’t know where things are going. And to be honest, I don’t think the state does exactly, either.”Green said health centers like hers have a good relationship with the state and are eager to be partners. But she hopes future spending cuts begin with a focus on what’s best for the health of those who’ve been served by Medicaid — and that the state then seeks input from providers.This story has been updated with a graphic representing state agency budget changes from the last fiscal year to the current fiscal year.Medicaid cuts, while aimed at access, still raise concernsShare this story:last_img read more

Tesco director Simon Belsham to become chief executive of online marketplace Notonthehighstreet

first_imgFriday 20 March 2015 5:56 am Tesco director Simon Belsham to become chief executive of online marketplace Notonthehighstreet Tesco’s online managing director Simon Belsham is joining emerging etailer Notonthehighstreet.com as its new chief executive. Belsham, who has been at Tesco.com for just over two years, will join the online marketplace for small businesses in May 2015.  Belsham has a strong background of online retail. Prior to his current role, he worked at Ocado as director of non-food for nearly two years, and worked as Tesco’s multichannel development director before that.  Notonthehighstreet.com’s co-founder and president Holly Tucker MBE said: “Simon’s entrepreneurial background and commitment to SMEs will fit well with the ethos and ambitions we have developed at notonthehighstreet.com.  “We know the company is in the right hands to continue to change the face of UK enterprise by supporting growing small companies. I am delighted to welcome Simon to the business.”  He joins as the etailer continues its rapid growth, posting record turnover of £127m in 2014, a 53 per cent year-on-year increase.  Share whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndoMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comUndoTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallUndo Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img Catherine Neilan whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed in the House — Here’s what to expect

first_imgSenate Republicans unveil counteroffer to Biden’s infrastructure plan — Here’s what’s in it May 28, 2021 “This is a once-in-a-century health and economic crisis,” he wrote on Twitter. “But Republican leaders are reportedly ‘maneuvering’ to get every single Republican member to oppose urgent, bold COVID relief.”“Make no mistake,” he added, “We will deliver the American Rescue Plan with overwhelming public support.”The House passed the stimulus bill that includes a $15 per hour federal minimum wage stipulation, but the Senate parliamentarian decided on Thursday the pay hike cannot be included in any bill.Vermont independent Bernie Sanders has doubled down on the $15 minimum wage increase.He and Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., worked on an amendment to the bill that would penalize big corporations that pay their employees less than $15 an hour, CNBC reported.However, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC that the $15 minimum wage provision proposed by Wyden and Sanders would not be included in the Senate version of the bill. RELATEDTOPICS Queen Elizabeth II to meet President Joe Biden next week June 4, 2021 AdvertisementTags: President Joe BidenStimulus AdvertisementWith the bill heading to a Senate split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, lawmakers will begin offering amendments to the House’s plan and will likely pass a different version of the bill they received.If the Senate makes changes, the House would need to decide if the new bill is worth passing or the two chambers would need to meet and draft an agreeable piece of legislation. Democrats are rushing to send the bill to Biden’s desk by March 14, when jobless benefits are set to expire. Biden asks intelligence community to ‘redouble’ efforts to determine COVID-19 origins May 27, 2021 LIVE NOW: Biden holds news conference following summit with Putin June 16, 2021 WASHINGTON — The House passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package, setting up what is expected to be days of debate and dealmaking in and around the Senate.The House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., voted to advance the massive relief plan, which includes extensions to programs designed to assist millions of unemployed Americans and provides financial support for state and local governments.“Now, the bill moves to the United States Senate, where I hope it will receive quick action. We have no time to waste,” Biden said on Saturday morning.“If we act now — decisively, quickly and boldly — we can finally get ahead of this virus,” Biden said. “We can finally get our economy moving again.” AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Victors of the ‘Battle of Laois’ go undefeated in the School Rugby league

first_img Pinterest Community Portlaoise CBS 73 Mountrath CS 7Leinster rugby development leagueA victory for St Mary’s CBS Portlaoise in the highly anticipated ‘Battle of Laois’ between themselves and Mountrath Community School leaves the CBS team with an undefeated record in the schools league.Two novices to the Laois schools rugby league –  St Mary’s CBS of Portlaoise togged out in their own club jerseys, while Mountrath Community School sported the maroon of Portarlington.Despite the abysmal weather the game certainly did not disappoint. The match took place in Togher rugby grounds, a home venue for both teams.The game began with Ben Dempsey for CBS kicking off to the MCS opponents. Despite this the CBS boys seemed to hit the ground running, quickly turning over the ball.Fionn Ging was the first to seize the ball for CBS, and with the aid of his fellow forwards drove the ball over the line to get his first of three tries within the opening minutes of the game.After nine minutes the score was 19-0 to the CBS boys, however this did not dampen the spirits of the Mountrath team who fought back with tremendous style and class to claim the next score of the game.This marked a turning point in the game with both forward packs clashing head to head in a sheer battle of force and power – the likes we thought we would never see between two Laois schools. referee Philip Bradley being a great source of encouragement to both teams during the course of the game.This battle raged for the whole rest of the first half, with neither side conceding to the other in persistent attacks.One CBS player worth mentioning was Ciaran Bobo Lawal who performed amazingly, hitting every ruck and making some excellent runs.Unfortunately Ciaran picked up an ankle injury and had to be carried from the field of play in the dying minutes of the first half.The second half begun with major changes to both sides, with Mountrath losing another key player to a Leinster hurling final – where Mountrath recorded a tremendous victory.CBS however came out to the second half even more determined than before. Both backs and forwards began to work seamlessly together with a performance that displayed the real meaning of the word teamwork.Captain for the day Mitch Fitzpatrick, along both scrum halves Mark Kelly and Marc Bracken took charge of their team and co-ordinated their attacks, with forwards driving up in pods over and over in a performance that left space wide for the backs to run the ball home on more than one occasion.Sam Birrane of CBS again performed excellently, taking charge and showcasing his phenomenal skill, scoring a total of three tries and nine conversions. Sam is clearly a player to watch out for in the future.Even with CBS rolling on subs constantly, the boys showed exactly what hard work and determination can do for a team, with a third of the CBS team who finished the game having never played previous to rugby beginning in the school this year. #CBS have now topped the Leinster Schools development league and will progress to the Cup stages of the competition. This will certainly pose a huge challenge to this new team, however they look forward to seeing if this hard work and perseverance in the game will continue to stand to them as they grow.Many thanks to Ben Reddin and Darragh Ramsbottom for compiling this enthralling match report. SEE ALSO – WATCH: Conroy’s Republic of Ireland claim Victory Shield win over Wales Home Sport Rugby Victors of the ‘Battle of Laois’ go undefeated in the School Rugby… SportRugby By Siun Lennon – 16th November 2018 Victors of the ‘Battle of Laois’ go undefeated in the School Rugby league Previous articleIn Pictures: Tastes from all over the world at Portlaoise school’s cuisine nightNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, November 16, 2018 Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Twitter TAGSMountrath CSSt Mary’s CBS Portlaoise Facebook WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Council WhatsApp Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Heroes Day Salute Held in Port Antonio

first_imgRelatedHeroes Day Salute Held in Port Antonio Advertisements Heroes Day Salute Held in Port Antonio UncategorizedOctober 23, 2008 RelatedHeroes Day Salute Held in Port Antoniocenter_img RelatedHeroes Day Salute Held in Port Antonio FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of Portlanders braved the inclement weather to attend the annual Heroes Day Salute, at the Port Antonio Town Square on Monday, October 20.Special features of the function were the parading of effigies of the National Heroes, the inspection of the uniformed groups on parade, and the raising of the flag.Sponsored by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the function also featured tributes and the placement of floral arrangements in honour of each hero.Among those placing floral arrangements were Custos of Portland, Roy Thompson, Mayor of Port Antonio, Councillor Floyd Patterson and Member of Parliament for Eastern Portland, Dr. Donald Rhodd.The tributes, which took the form of cultural performances, were done by students of Drapers All Age School, Boundbrook Primary School, Hill Preparatory School, Fellowship Primary and Junior High School, Port Antonio Primary School, and Norwich Primary School.Chairman of the Portland Development Committee, Cynthia Perry, reminded the audience of the need for Jamaicans to emulate the lives of the National Heroes in order to ensure that the country’s objective of achieving social and economic advancement for all is realised.Emphasising that the sacrifice made by the heroes has helped to lay the foundation for the freedom and benefits now being enjoyed by Jamaicans, she exhorted the gathering to also recognise the valuable work being done by the scores of unsung heroes across the country, to build communities and enhance the development of the society.last_img read more

Mighty Queensland manufacturers to strengthen local PPE capability

first_imgMighty Queensland manufacturers to strengthen local PPE capability JOINT STATEMENTQueensland business will shore up the state’s ability to produce PPE in the face of pandemics thanks to funding from the Queensland Government’s $50 million Essential Goods and Supply Chain Program.Acting Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles visited Tingalpa manufacturer, Crystalaid Manufacture, to announce funding for three manufacturers to boost manufacturing capability, in the wake of the impacts from COVID-19.Mr Miles said that with Covid-19 completely changing the way of life for Queenslanders, the State is continuing to recognise the need to strengthen local PPE manufacturing capability.“As part of the Queensland Government’s strategy to Unite and Recover for Queensland jobs, we’re continuing to support Queensland businesses and manufacturers to expand their production capacity, especially in the area of health PPE and medical devices,” Mr Miles said.“By continuing to back our mighty manufacturing sector, we’re further boosting Queensland’s ability to respond quickly at a State level and to also join the global pandemic response.“These businesses can now reprioritise or pivot production to produce ventilators, medical scrubs, and PPE testing equipment, to protect our communities and front-line health care heroes.”“The program also has the potential to create hundreds more jobs for the manufacturing sector.Business announced today:Tingalpa based Crystalaid, will gain the relevant certification needed to produce medical devices including ventilators.Acacia Ridge based Belgotex Fabrics, Queensland’s only major textile manufacturer, will diversify into tight weave fabrics needed to make frontline health workers’ medical scrubs uniforms and more.Northgate based Olitek will manufacture large volumes of high-quality, functional, TGA-accredited OzVader ventilators.Mr Miles said Crystalaid was a 70-year-old Queensland micro-electronics company and part of the Grabbas Group, which currently employs 42 staff, with 20 involved in hands on manufacturing.“Crystalaid originally focused on medical device manufacture and is best known for manufacturing the Cochlear device up until the mid-2000s,” Mr Miles said.“The company will use this funding to return to their roots and gain the relevant certification needed to produce medical devices including ventilators.“They will also develop a plan that will enable them to stand up and produce ventilators should we find ourselves or our allies in a position to need them.”Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said today’s announcement was great news for Queensland.“We have seen over the past year how critical it is to be able to manufacture PPE and other essential goods in Queensland,” she said.“This funding means businesses like Crystalaid can keep their employees working through tough times, as they pivot to produce necessary items like ventilators.“It’s a testament to the resilience and innovation of our small businesses, that they are able to reprioritise their production, and skill up when required.”Ross McKinnon from Crystalaid said that investment in a manufacturing capability plan will provide the opportunity to keep staff engaged and employed during a time when economic recovery is critical for Queensland.“Crystalaid has most recently been primarily a manufacturer for the defence industry with their AS9100D (aerospace and defence) certification, but this is an opportunity for us to get prepared to assist the community whenever needed as one of the local manufacturers of the highest quality of specialized devices,” he said.“Our company’s development of a medical manufacturing capability plan to produce medical devices onshore including ventilators will also bring supply chain benefits via key partnerships with local suppliers of materials and expertise.“We appreciate the support of the Queensland Government and are excited to move forward with our plans of boosting local medical manufacturing capability.”The Queensland Government’s Essential Goods and Supply Chain Program was established to ensure Queensland manufacturers can reprioritise or pivot production and make essential goods such as personal protective equipment, health consumables and devices. /Public Release. 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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:Australia, business, community, covid-19, employment, Government, industry, innovation, Investment, medical devices, miles, Minister, production, QLD, quality, Queensland, resilience, Small Businesslast_img read more

Wind storm causes chaotic 70-vehicle pile-up near Barrie, Ontario

first_img RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Trending in Canada Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the driving conditions in the area were terrible.“We have whiteout conditions right now — snow and blowing snow — we have zero visibility,” he said from the scene, where traffic was backed up in both directions.Videos of the collision posted by Schmidt online show dozens of vehicles, including several transport trucks and one fuel tanker, smashed together, with numerous cars also in the ditch.“This is not a good place to be out,” Schmidt said. “If you don’t need to be driving, don’t be.”Schmidt said the fire department had to use the Jaws of Life to pry some of the vehicles apart.“The collisions that were involved were fender benders piling in to one another to the other to the other,” Schmidt said.Samantha Hoffman, a spokeswoman for the Barrie fire department, said the collision occurred around 10 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the highway. A 500-litre diesel spill caused by the crash was under control, she said.Ryan Harris said he was driving south on the highway when he came upon stopped traffic that stretched out in front of him for about a kilometre.“Sometimes I can see the emergency vehicles, but there are moments where the wind is so strong that it’s just a complete whiteout and the truck starts shaking,” Harris said in a phone interview from his vehicle. “It’s really bad.”Authorities were dealing with other multi-vehicle pileups in other parts of the province on Monday.Provincial police in eastern Ontario said an 18-vehicle collision in Champlain Township sent seven people to hospital, some with serious injuries.OPP Sgt. Jason Folz said a 20-car pileup on Highway 11 near Orillia, Ontario, occurred around 10 a.m. There were no serious injuries in that incident, he said. Several hours earlier, there was a 14-car crash on Highway 115 near Peterborough, Ontario, again with no serious injuries, he said.“We’re recommending people stay off the roads today,” Folz said. “There are whiteout conditions happening all over the central region of Ontario.”Environment Canada said the wind storm was starting to die down from peaks registered late Sunday and into Monday morning, but gusty winds and blowing snow continued to cause treacherous driving conditions in parts of the province.Spokesman Gerald Cheng said the winds were still significant even if they no longer met the threshold for wind warnings in most cases.“It is starting to abate, but we’re not quite out of the woods,” Cheng said. “There’s still blowing snow issues across a large swath of the province.” Environment Canada’s current forecasts call for wind levels significantly lower than peak gusts of 128 kilometres an hour that were recorded on Sunday in Port Colborne, Ontario, Cheng said. Trending Videos 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 | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever A blast of winter weather that included damaging winds and blowing snow caused chaos on highways in southern Ontario, authorities said Monday.A major crash on Highway 400 near Barrie, Ontario left several people with minor injuries.Local fire officials said the collision involved more than 70 vehicles and required a stretch of the highway to be shut down in both directions. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Vehicles are piled up after a crash on Highway 400 south of Barrie, Ont. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in a photo from the Twitter user @OPP_HSD.  @OPP_HSD / Twitter COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Why Jeep’s Grand Wagoneer Concept doesn’t wear fake wood on the outside

first_img RELATED TAGSJeepSUVLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Fiat Chrysler considered sticking the design element on the new Grand Wagoneer Concept, head stylist Ralph Gilles told the Detroit News, and even tried to implement it in a way that emulated the Wagoneers of the past. But it didn’t quite work.“Philosophically, we looked at it for a hot second,” he explains. “We really did try, but the original was contact paper with a vinyl that was applied to the original car. It looked OK, and it made a statement, but they were desperately trying to establish a sense of luxury, which wood at the time was how you did it.”The original Jeep Grand Wagoneer One of the staples of the classic Jeep Wagoneer’s styling was the wood grain paneling on the outside of the body, but when it came time to revive the name for a brand-new 2021 concept, designers chose to go against it. But why?The era where vehicles wore wood panels on their flanks – the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s – is perhaps best highlighted by large, ash-sided wagons like the Ford Country Squire.And even before that, automakers thought “woody” wagons, with part of their body actually made of real wood, were a stylish way to show off the craftsmanship of the vehicle. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos “Today, we’re using much different tools and design elements to say ‘luxury,’” Gilles added. “Putting wood on this car would have just cheapened it, actually.”While the wood-grain would have been a fun throwback, we have no doubt it would not look so great compared to other luxury vehicles of today. Have you ever seen a vehicle where the fake wood has fallen off the outside? It looks like an old barn, and we’re sure that Jeep wants to keep its new Wagoneer as far away from the hay as possible. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever So while the sides of the new Grand Wagoneer will be devoid of wood, there could be a subtle throwback to that golden era if the teakwood headlight and roof rail accents make production, along with the real wood around the interior. 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 | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca 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

Qvevri Wines Include Amber Wines to Reflect the Traditional Winemaking Method…

first_img Previous articleAfternoon Brief, January 22ndNext articleWinemaking and Cellar Practices Streamlined Through Groundbreaking Software-as-a-Service Technology Press Release Home Industry News Releases Qvevri Wines Include Amber Wines to Reflect the Traditional Winemaking Method of…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessQvevri Wines Include Amber Wines to Reflect the Traditional Winemaking Method of 6000 BCE.By Press Release – January 22, 2021 486 0 Share Twitter TAGSQvevriSada Wine Imports AdvertisementPhiladelphia, PA – (Jan. 20, 2021) – Why not present a romantic gift to your Valentine — a Qvevri Kisi! Sada Wine Imports, a U.S. importer of Georgian wines, has released 3 qvevri wines under its family’s Sun Wine label, and one is an amber-colored Kisi Qvevri.“Our family is very proud to introduce wines made in ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri method with minimal intervention,” said Zurab Cherashvili, operations manager of Sada Wine Imports. “The 2019 Kisi Qvevri, in particular, is a welcome alternative white wine, with its subtle tannin structure for added complexity.”Georgia, the country that intersects Europe and Asia and was once a Soviet republic, is home to Caucasus Mountain villages, Black Sea beaches and an ancient wine-growing region producing over 500 unique grapes to make exotic and affordable wines. The country is one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world, a fact that came to light five years ago, when archeologists discovered qvevri (pronounced “kway-vree”), traditional clay vessels used in winemaking. Inside the qvevri were grape seeds dating to 6000 BCE. UNESCO was so amazed by the longevity of these ancient clay jars that they included qvevri on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2013.The following three wines were made in qvevri, the large egg-shaped, beeswax-lined, porous terracotta vessels filled with grapes – skins in-tact, covered and buried underground for six months. Due to the vessel’s bulbous shape and pointed bottom, it acts as a natural filtration system, enhancing the natural essence of Georgia wines.2019 Sun Wine Kisi Qvevri Amber ($22)Kisi (key-see) grapes are a rare grape varietal that grow on old vines on the mountains of Kakheti. This is an amber colored, or “orange” wine with aromatic notes of dried orange peel and stone fruit leads to a palate of deep citrus with hints of black tea. It is a full-bodied wine with a tight tannin structure, best served with hard cheeses, pork, or grilled chicken.2018 Sun Wine Rkatsiteli Qvevri Dry Amber ($20)Made with 100% Rkatsiteli grapes, (Rkatsiteli literally translates to “red stem”) this sumptuous wine is “orange” and offers a ripe citrus bouquet and sweeping, complex palate of dried orange peel, sweet tea, stone fruits, and a lingering finish of caramel. Serve this wine with spiced meats, rice, lentils, or smoked eggplant.2019 Sun Wine Saperavi ($23)Saperavi, (Georgian translation “to give color”) is an acidic, teinturier-type grape whose red flesh is attributed to anthocyanin pigments stored within the pulp of the grape berry itself. From the vineyards of Kvareli, this Saperavi wine presents an intense, dark pomegranate color leading to an earthy, ripened cherry bouquet. On the palate, a nice tannin structure and medium-bodied mouthfeel of pomegranate finishes with a touch of spice.Instead of a dozen roses, why not offer a dozen bottles of Qvevri Kisi for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? All three qvevri wines are available for purchase online at www.sada-wine.com.With the release of these qvevri wines, Sada Wine Imports invites you to join its wine club, giving oenophiles and novices alike access to an array of benefits, including discounts, first notifications of limited releases, and incentive savings on shipments and anniversary gifts. For more information or to sign up, please visit https://sada-wine.com/wine-club. Please sign up for our mailing list while online.About Sada Wine ImportsSada Wine Imports, under the Sun Wine label, is an importer of its family’s Georgian wines to the United States. Its mission is to explore the full potential of winemaking in the birthplace of wine by producing the highest quality wines from its vineyards, using both the European and the ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri methods and sharing them with wine lovers around the world.Advertisement Facebook Pinterest ReddIt Linkedin Emaillast_img read more

Anupriya Patel inaugurates symposium cum exhibition on organ donation

first_img Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The symposium brought together about 350 students and allied health workers from institutions in Delhi and focused on healthy lifestyle and organ donationAnupriya Patel, Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare inaugurated a symposium cum exhibition on ‘Dialogue with Organs for Allied Health Force – A step to enhance cognitive skills’, organised by the Department of Anatomy at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital recently.Speaking at the function, Patel stated that it is imperative to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid habits which in the long run will pose as a health hazard. “Only when all the members of our society will be aware of a healthy lifestyle and of the necessity of avoiding unhealthy practices, can we achieve ‘Health for All’,” she said. Patel also administered the oath to the students and participants for adopting health lifestyle. Dr S Venkatesh, Director General of Health Services (DGHS) and Gayatri Mishra, Joint Secretary were also present at the event.Patel further stated that organ donation and body donation is one of the noblest things that one can do. She added that healthy lifestyle and organ donation are infact interconnected. “Only when one has healthy organs, can he or she lead a healthy life, and can be eligible for organ donation,” she emphasised. She also reiterated the need for empowering oneself with knowledge to attain professional competency and appreciated the unique initiative of the Department. “This platform of interaction of the eager learners with renowned experts in different fields will go a long way to create awareness and clear certain concepts in their mind,” she added.The highlight of the symposium was the exhibition on pathological effect on human organs which displayed normal, preserved human organs and pathological specimen of human liver, lungs, large and small intestine to lay specific emphasis on the effects of smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, drink-and-drive and unhealthy lifestyle displayed through scientific posters.The participants were informed on the importance of healthy organs for organ donation. This is the second time that such a symposium has been organised by Department of Anatomy at VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital for the allied health workers. The event was supported by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)Also present at the event were, Dr Rajendra Sharma, Medical Superintendent of VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Dr Mangala Kohli, the Head of the Department of Anatomy along with other senior officers of the health ministry. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Anupriya Patel inaugurates symposium cum exhibition on organ donation By EH News Bureau on October 5, 2018 last_img read more