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Market gains in fourth quarter push Charles Stanley’s assets higher

first_imgRevenue for the year remained stable at £171.2m helped by a 3.2 per cent rise in fee income while commission income climbed 1.5 per cent. Charles Stanley said this helped to offset a nearly 70 per cent reduction in interest income due to lower interest rates. whatsapp Charles Stanley has said it is “cautiously optimistic” for the year ahead after a strong performance in the fourth quarter. Angharad Carrick whatsapp Total funds under management and administration (FuMA) for the three months ended 31 March rose two per cent to £25.6bn, helped by positive market performance. Thursday 15 April 2021 8:27 am (Getty Images) Also Read: Market gains in fourth quarter push Charles Stanley’s assets higher “Charles Stanley has delivered a notably resilient performance since the onset of Covid-19 just a year ago,” chief executive Paul Abberley said. “Revenues have held up well across all divisions, supported by our focus on excellent client service, and costs have been well controlled.” Share It represents a significant improvement on Charles Stanley’s previous results which saw a decline in funds under management dragging down revenue. center_img Show Comments ▼ “We are cautiously optimistic that the worst of the pandemic is behind us and we expect to make further progress in the year ahead,” Abberley added. Shares are trading 0.8 per cent higher this morning. Market gains in fourth quarter push Charles Stanley’s assets higher (Getty Images) Also Read: Market gains in fourth quarter push Charles Stanley’s assets higher The group reported revenues fell 4.1 per cent to £81.9m in the first half of the year, reflecting the impact of the pandemic on funds under management and administration (FUMA) and lower interest rates.  (Getty Images) Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryUndoBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerUndoFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyWise.comThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoneyWise.comUndo The London listed firm’s average FuMA over the financial year slipped 4.1 per cent from £24.2bn in the previous financial year to £23.2bn, due to the pandemic-induced market volatility. Tags: Asset managementlast_img read more

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News / DSV to acquire African small parcel specialist Globeflight Worldwide

first_img DSV Panalpina returned to the acquisition trail today, announcing it would acquire South African courier Globeflight Worldwide Express.The purchase includes all Globeflight’s operations in South Africa and Swaziland and will boost DSV Panalpina’s presence in the small express parcel courier sector, according to Keith Pienaar, CEO of DSV South Africa“It will leverage the investment DSV has made in infrastructure and systems, so we’re looking very much forward to welcoming Globeflight to DSV Panalpina.”“We are culturally well suited, in that we are both performance-driven and customer-centric in our approach and the client fit is complementary and provides room to grow.“DSV’s courier business typically centres on larger clients, while Globeflight’s strength is in the express and small parcel sector with a particular emphasis in the critical small-parcel B2B market,” he added.Globeflight has more than 8,000 clients and delivers a wide range of items, from educational supplies to IT and medical equipment. It operates a fleet of 420 vehicles, shipping nearly 330,000 deliveries a month.Eddie Meyer, founder and CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased that DSV Panalpina recognises our strengths and abilities. The envisioned synergy between DSV Panalpina and our award-winning team will create a dynamic bouquet of service offerings to logistics consumers.”The transaction is expected to close in about three months, subject to regulatory approvals. Until then, Globeflight and DSV will conduct their businesses independently.Meanwhile, DSV’s three South African divisions – air sea freight forwarding, road freight and contract logistics – are set to move into the new flagship DSV Park Gauteng, near OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa, in the new year. By Gavin van Marle 03/12/2020last_img read more

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In marriage, those with mental disorders seek out similar partners

first_imgHealthIn marriage, those with mental disorders seek out similar partners Psychotherapy by emoji: Mental health community wrestles with texting Related: By Leah Samuel Feb. 25, 2016 Reprints People with mental disorders, including autism and schizophrenia, tend to marry partners with the same disorders, a study found. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images Nordsletten said these findings could change the way scientists study heredity in mental illness. “Genetic models are usually conducted under the assumption of random mating,” she said. “Our findings suggest that this is not an accurate assumption in many cases. For instance, in twin studies, neglect of these spousal correlations may result in an underestimation of disease heritability.” People often choose, deliberately or unconsciously, romantic partners similar to themselves. And according to a new study, that extends to people with mental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism. That finding has important implications for the children of these pairings.Previous studies have indicated that might be the case, but those “have largely focused on resemblance for psychiatric features rather than clinical diagnoses,” said lead researcher Ashley Nordsletten, a professor of clinical neuroscience at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. She added that previous studies also depended on voluntary self-reporting from very small groups or second-hand accounts from spouses. For the current study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, the researchers analyzed the records of 700,000 individuals who had been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, or substance abuse. They evaluated how often these diagnoses correlated with that person’s spouse or partner having either the same psychiatric condition or a different psychiatric condition.advertisement They found that, overall, people with mental disorders were two to three times more likely than the general population to have a romantic partner with any mental disorder. Some disorders showed a greater likelihood of both partners having the same diagnosis. People with ADHD or schizophrenia, for instance, were seven times more likely to partner with someone else with their condition than the general populace. For autism, it was over 10 times.That has important implications if these couples decide to have children. Many psychiatric conditions are shaped to some extent by genes, so these couples would be at an increased risk of passing along their condition. “Although few, existing population-based examinations suggest that up to 67.5 percent of offspring from dual-schizophrenia couples and 44.2 percent from dual–bipolar disorder couples may develop these disorders,” the authors note in their paper.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy Leave this field empty if you’re human: Tags geneticsmental healthlast_img read more

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Chris Conway on ‘Gaels’ teams, challenging Portlaoise and how a move to make one club ended up with three

first_img WhatsApp Chris Conway on ‘Gaels’ teams, challenging Portlaoise and how a move to make one club ended up with three Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest TAGSChris ConwayUnLaUnLaoised Podcast Home We Are Laois Podcasts Chris Conway on ‘Gaels’ teams, challenging Portlaoise and how a move to… We Are LaoisPodcasts Community WhatsApp Twitter Community Rugby By Steven Miller – 21st August 2018 Facebook Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Chris Conway – Photo Paul Dargan Brought to you in association with Finline FurnitureFormer Laois footballer and long-serving Arles-Kilcruise star Chris Conway has said he is not a fan of ‘Gaels’ teams in Laois football as they are currently permitted and that perhaps the county board should look at encouraging clubs to drop back to intermediate with the view of coming together to form group senior teams.Speaking on the recent LaoisToday podcast, Conway also said that it’s up to other clubs to challenge themselves to get up to Portlaoise’s standard and that the example of Stradbally winning the championship in 2016 and the progress of other clubs, show that there is hope for the chasing pack.With three clubs in his own parish, he says it is tough to compete with Portlaoise.“They are a challenge and their numbers are a challenge to a parish like ourselves that is divided in three when you throw in Ballylinan as well.“(But) relatively speaking they’re doing alright considering Ballylinan were in a county final, Killeen have contested a couple, we have contested five I think.“But ultimately I would see it as a challenge to us to raise our standards. Portlaoise have raised the bar over the last number of years and it’s up to everybody else to try and step up to that.”Addressing the issue of a proposed divisional championship, along the lines of what is in place in Kerry, he says it is something that should be looked at while also not agreeing with the current rule which allows senior clubs add players from intermediate or junior clubs for a ‘Gaels’ setup.“A divisional championship if it was to come in would have to come in across the board,” he said. “At the moment the County Board have the 16 teams.“They tried to reduce it and a couple of years prior to that Ratheniska, Annanough and Courtwood tried to join together to play senior and because of the numbers making it 17, made it uneven, it didn’t suit and it didn’t pass.“We’ve gone back now to the Gaels things with a number of clubs with add-ons which I definitely don’t agree with. The Gaels shouldn’t have been passed, they were allowed to go through.“They should have encouraged teams to go back to intermediate and then maybe form as a Gaels or as a combined team at senior rather than this route they have gone in the last couple of years.”But Conway pointed to the example of Stradbally’s success in 2016 when they denied Portlaoise and to the improvement in other clubs that they can get themselves up to the level required.“It can be done and Stradbally proved a couple of years ago that it can be done. Ourselves we feel we definitely felt we left a couple of opportunities behind us. Two finals – we could have easily taken Portlaoise only for a couple of things on the day.“The likes of Ballyroan, you look back through the past, most decades, they have come and won a championship. We’re facing them on Wednesday but they have a good underage structure, and good players coming through and it mightn’t be too far down the line to when they do win one. St Joseph’s are getting back to where they were too.”And Conway also addressed the issue of his own club, which split from Arles-Killeen more than 20 years ago. At the time there were calls for one club for the entire parish of Ballylinan, given their huge success at underage level.At the time Arles and Ballylinan were together at underage level under the St Michael’s banner – and at one stage five U-12 finals in a row. Conway himself was on three of those teams while he played in another final. Brian ‘Beano’ McDonald won all five.“Look there’s no point in saying otherwise, there was a huge amount of talent coming through in our parish 30 years ago from underage when we were together as St Michael’s,” he added.“We were winning numerous underage titles and ourselves Portarlington and Portlaoise were probably the strongest teams in the county.“I often get asked how did the split occur, the ironic thing about it was that we had two adult clubs, there was a movement to make one and we ended up with three.”You can listen to the full podcast right here.SEE ALSO – Bid being made to bring the Fleadh to Laois Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleA historic Laois school needs your help to find photos for reunion bookNext articleMeet the 44-year-old mammy who received her Leaving Cert results Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. 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.last_img read more

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Vancouver home sales increase 20% above 10-year average for August

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press Metro Vancouver home sales hit 3,047 in August at a benchmark price of $1.04 million, as the housing market continued its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.The number of homes sold last month was nearly 20% higher than the 10-year average for August, although there was a slight decrease from the 3,128 homes sold in July, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said on Wednesday. Related news Downtown Vancouver, BC with bridge over harbour mfron/123RF GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIS Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia The benchmark price in August was 5.3% higher than August 2019 and 0.7% higher than July for the Vancouver area, said the board, which covers Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver and Whistler.Board chairwoman Colette Gerber said the higher-than-average sales were driven by people who put their plans on hold in the spring, when home viewings were locked down to slow the spread of Covid-19.“Low interest rates and limited overall supply of homes for sale are creating competition in today’s housing market,” Gerber added in a statement.While the number of homes listed for sale increased to 12,803 in August from 12,083 in July, the housing supply is still below the 13,396 homes that were on the market this time last year.The ratio of sales to active listings — closely watched in the real estate market — hit 23.8%. If the ratio stays above 20% for several months, it can put “upward pressure” on home prices, the board said.The board said that although apartments represented 1,332 of the homes sold last month, both detached and attached homes saw sales spike more than 50% in August, compared with the same month last year.“Like everything else in our lives these days, the uncertainty Covid-19 presents makes it challenging to predict what will happen this fall,” Gerber said. Keywords Housing Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Manchester Health Department Launches Immunization Week

first_imgRelatedManchester Health Department Launches Immunization Week Advertisements RelatedManchester Health Department Launches Immunization Week FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As it seeks to increase awareness of the importance of immunization, the Manchester Health Department launched Immunization Week on April 24.The launch involved a march through the town of Mandeville, and a brief ceremony held at the Mandeville Park.Senior Public Health Nurse for the parish, Dalcie Stevenson, told JIS News that the event was to ensure that parents are reminded of their responsibilities under the law to get their children immunized. She explained some of the activities for the Week.“We will be going to different communities for the entire week, where the entire parish will be covered through house visits and mini mass. And it is our resolve to reach as many children in the 0-7 age group,” she outlined.The Senior Public Health Nurse made a special plea to parents, stating, “it is your responsibility to see that your children are immunized. This week take them to the nearest health centre or a private doctor and have them immunized. Immunization is everybody’s business – it leads to good health. Please bring your children out, it will improve the coverage in the parish, and we want to have a healthy nation.”Meanwhile, in her address, Medical Officer of Health for Manchester, Dr. Beverley Wright, said immunization is one of the best gifts children can receive during Child Month.“Remember that you are here today because you have been protected from many diseases, and part of loving our children is to protect them. So, look at immunization as a protection of your children,” she stated.Immunization Week is observed each year from April 25 to May 1.center_img RelatedManchester Health Department Launches Immunization Week Manchester Health Department Launches Immunization Week Health & WellnessApril 27, 2009last_img read more

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African Development Bank funds emergency food effort for thousands starving in southern Madagascar

first_imgAfrican Development Bank funds emergency food effort for thousands starving in southern Madagascar WFPThe African Development Bank has made a grant of $686,000 to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) which will provide much needed food relief to thousands of people on the brink of starvation in southern Madagascar. The support of more than 800 tons of critical food supplies comes at a critical time for Madagascar, which is suffering its worst drought in 40 years. Severe hunger has hit southern Madagascar as communities witness an almost total disappearance of food sources, creating a full-blown nutrition emergency. People have had to resort to desperate survival measures such as eating locusts, raw red cactus fruits or wild leaves. For the first time ever, pockets of IPC phase 5 or Catastrophe have been recorded signalling deepening hunger.At least 1.14 million people in the Grand Sud need emergency food and nutrition assistance and have been suffering from hunger since the start of the lean season last September. In Amboasary Atsimo, about 14,000 people are estimated to be in IPC Phase 5 (defined as Catastrophe category), according to the last number of the Integrated food security Phase Classification of May 2021. This number is expected to double over the next lean season.“We are very grateful for the generosity of the African Development Bank. Their kind support affirms their commitment to ensure the food and nutrition security of the Malagasy people, which is vital for the development of the country and saving lives,” said Moumini Ouedraogo, WFP Country Representative in Madagascar.This contribution from the African Development Bank will allow WFP to provide around 72,000 people in the south of Madagascar with life-saving food assistance for three months from May to July. The package includes 510 tons of rice, 195 tons of vegetables, 78 tons of vegetable oil, 34 tons of super cereals and 14.24 tons of nutritional supplementary feeding.WFP urgently needs US$74 million over the next six months to provide life-saving food to those most vulnerable in southern Madagascar.The government contribution and the half ration currently provided by WFP and partners keeps people alive but does not meet their nutritional needs. Urgent funding is necessary to ensure adequate food reaches those most in need. /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:Africa, African, drought, Emergency, fruits, Government, Madagascar, nutrition, season, security, Starvation, super, U.S., United Nations, vegetables, WFPlast_img read more

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Voicemail changes coming soon

first_imgCU-Boulder is replacing our aging telephone and voice messaging systems with a new Cisco Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Unified Communications system. In the coming weeks, a number of changes will occur to lay the foundation for the new system. Some of these changes require your attention.Incoming Call Configuration Change on July 12The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be making modifications on Saturday, July 12 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you are placing a call from off-campus to a university extension while the change is in progress, you may be disconnected or encounter a fast busy signal.  Please hang up and try again.For more information, please review the OIT Service Alert.Voicemail Change on July 23 – Action RequiredOn the evening of Wednesday, July 23 campus voicemail services will be transitioned to a new Cisco voicemail system. The move to the new system requires you to set a new password and record new voicemail greetings before you can retrieve new messages. OIT will provide instructions with a dial-in number so you can make these changes at your convenience beginning July 15. If you are unable to set your new password and record your greeting before the evening of July 23, callers will be able to leave you a voicemail message; however, they will receive a generic greeting.Please note that messages in your current Avaya voicemail inbox will not be moved to the new Cisco system, and you will lose access to these messages once the switchover occurs. If you need to save recorded messages in their entirety, consider making a voice recording of the message with your mobile device. If you need to capture information from your recorded messages, write down that information before the close of business on July 23.Rollout of New PhonesIn mid-September, OIT will roll out new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones to a small group of beta testers to ensure they are operating properly. After testing is complete, general rollout of the VoIP phones will take place on a building-by-building basis and is anticipated to take 18 to 24 months to complete.Funding for this technology upgrade will be provided via the existing connectivity fee.For More Information and HelpTo learn more, visit the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Unified Communications project page or if you need help with making these changes, please contact the IT Service Center at [email protected] or 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone). Published: July 8, 2014 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Shideh Dashti reflects on anniversary of Fukushima disaster

first_imgShideh DashtiThis week marks the 10-year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan. The three explosions and release of nuclear radiation forced the evacuation of more than 150,000 people and re-opened old wounds from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.Associate Professor Shideh Dashti is an expert in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics (the engineering behavior of earth materials). Her team in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering researches the influence of extreme events on interacting soil-foundation-structure systems and the resilience of urban infrastructure.Dashti is also the director of the Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RISE) interdisciplinary research group in the college. That team explores holistic actions to address the many drivers of urban disaster risk worldwide, while simultaneously addressing environmental sustainability and social equity challenges.She answered some questions on the anniversary of the disaster.What happened at Fukushima 10 years ago? What lessons did you take away from the disaster? When the disaster occurred, and even today, I find the story of Fukushima especially complex and multi-faceted. It is the story of how a major power plant in a developed country – with advanced seismic codes and regulations – was still impacted by the extreme demands of a strong earthquake and tsunami. That points to the need for improved models of those hazards and engineering design procedures both for the nuclear facility itself and the sea walls protecting it.But it is also a story of the long-term and devastating impact of failure in nuclear reactors on both human and natural environments. As well as the impact of halting nuclear power in a resource-poor, but major economy, like Japan, which, to my knowledge, has transferred some of its electricity production needs to coal and natural gas instead.” All 50 nuclear reactors in Japan were shut down after Fukushima, and only nine have restarted. That has major implications for climate change prevention efforts there and globally.There are also some really interesting interdisciplinary research questions intertwined with those topics about how a major disaster impacts trust between the public, the nuclear industry, and government with real implications on which sources of power are used and which policies are selected to maintain them.Fukushima is, in a way, a perfect example of the need to merge knowledge and research on infrastructure resilience with considerations of energy sustainability and social justice. We recently formed (the RISE) group in our college to look at the overlap of these kinds of questions because we recognized the amount of expertise CU Boulder has in these areas and the lack of interdisciplinary work currently being done in that space. Hopefully, our research will help prevent another Fukushima one day.  Have you done any research around or into the accident in the past? I visited Japan with a team organized by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) from the U.S. to document the impacts of the earthquake and more importantly, the ensuing tsunami, on buildings and physical infrastructure such as bridges, pipelines and roads. I remember miles and miles of devastation and nothing but debris in towns affected by the tsunami. Major highways and bridges had collapsed and towns destroyed. We did not visit the nuclear reactor in Fukushima, but the intensity and impact of the tsunami on the communities, cities, and of course Fukushima, is fresh in my mind. The case of Fukushima certainly affected my thinking deeply and contributed to the formation of ideas around infrastructure resilience with sustainability and equity.  What are new developments in infrastructure, modeling or related areas that may help prevent another Fukushima? For miles around the plant, there are still reminders of the failure and mass evacuations. For example, radioactive soils are in temporary waste sites. Bags of radioactive waste are piled up in other places. There are still debris from the earthquake and tsunami. Evidence of radiation continue in nearby Fukushima forests. Many homes were demolished because of the radiation, now forming roads with empty lots. Collapsed structures are still visible, which need to be demolished.One of the causes of the disaster in Fukushima was the tsunami height that exceeded the height of the existing sea walls at the time despite prior warnings. Another important and partly related cause was lack of oversight and coordination between the government and plant’s owner/regulators. Since 2011, a new and taller sea wall has been built along the Pacific coastline to prevent future tsunamis hurtling into the plant. The government has also increased safety standards for nuclear power plants and plans to bring more reactors back online. This is now a politically challenging topic though, and the public mistrust will likely affect the decisions around how many plants to reopen, where they are located, and how they manage their waste.Categories:News Published: March 11, 2021 • By Josh Rhoten last_img read more

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Presqu’ile Winery Again Scores High Among USA Today’s 10 Best Tasting…

first_imgShare Email Pinterest ReddIt AdvertisementThe Only Entry in Santa Barbara County, Presqu’ile Winery Wins Top 10 Ranking in the Publication’s National Readers Poll of 2019WHO:PRESQU’ILE WINERY, and the Murphy Family, Santa Maria, CaliforniaWHAT:Presqu’ile, the contemporary-styled minimalist estate winery poised high in the hills of Santa Maria with stunning ocean and vineyard views, announces today their second year win in USA TODAY’s 2019 National Readers Poll of 10 Best Tasting Rooms across the United States today. Presqu’ile proudly served as the only representative and entry from Santa Barbara County, a region rich with over 200 wineries and tasting rooms. The top ten winners were announced online today, Friday, August 23, 2019.“It’s always been our mission at the Presqu’ile tasting room is to share our passion for the wines from Santa Maria Valley and our estate vineyard in a relaxed, elegant setting while providing world-class hospitality,” states Matt Murphy, co-founder and president. “This nomination for the top 10 Best Tasting Rooms and eight place finish in the poll is a testament to the hard work our team puts in daily to deliver this experience. They are an extension of our family and do an incredible job living up to our high expectations for the guest experience at Presqu’ile. A huge thanks to our friends and extended family who voted for us; we are so appreciative of the support.”Photo courtesy of Avis Mandel Nominees for USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties and included experts Jill Barth, a Provence Wine Master; Shana Clarke, Wine Editor for inside.com and contributor to Eat Sip Trip; Karen MacNeil, one of the foremost wine experts in the U.S.; Ziggy Eschliman, publisher of ZiggytheWineGal; and June Rodil, a Master Sommelier, all chosen for their knowledge of wine and the American wine scene.All voting is digitally submitted by the public, and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website. 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The team of local travel experts is a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about and the content is constantly updated. 10Best.com averages 5 million visitors per month.Photo courtesy of Avis MandelThe Murphy family’s efforts have established Presqu’ile as one of the Santa Maria Valley’s defining wineries, recognized for making balanced and sophisticated cool-climate wines. From directing the planting of the Presqu’ile Vineyard to overseeing the design and construction of the state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery, shaping the elegant stylistic identity of the winery’s Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, to shaping the tasting experience, the Murphys’ collective vision has established Presqu’ile as one of California’s leading wineries. And thanks to USA TODAY it is now a must stop on anyone’s wine-bucket list.ABOUT PRESQU’ILE WINERYLocated in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Presqu’ile is a multigenerational collaboration between Madison and Suzanne Murphy, their three adult children, Matt, Anna and Jonathan, and their daughters-in-law, Amanda and Lindsey. No strangers to agriculture, four generations of the wine-loving Murphy family have been farming land in Louisiana for almost a century. Led by eldest son Matt Murphy, the family founded Presqu’ile—the Creole word for “almost an island”—both as a tribute to a beloved Gulf Coast family gathering place that was lost in Hurricane Katrina, and because they envisioned Presqu’ile as an island-like haven amid the vines. Also on the team is rising star winemaker Dieter Cronje.The Santa Maria Valley is one of the most distinctive winegrowing appellations in the world. With one of the longest growing seasons in all of California. The Santa Maria Valley is a true cool-climate winegrowing region, yielding wines of extraordinary elegance and purity—qualities that define the world’s best Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. To preserve the complexity of these grapes, the Murphys worked with acclaimed San Francisco-based Taylor Lombardo Architects to create a gravity-flow winery designed to Matt and Dieter’s specifications. And to ensure that each wine reflects its vineyard, Dieter practices a naturally minimalist approach to winemaking, with a focus on whole clusters, native yeasts and modest new oak. As a result, Presqu’ile’s wines are pure and purposeful, conveying the authentic charm, complexity and signature Santa Maria spice that have made the wines of the Santa Maria Valley famous among enthusiasts of elegant and balanced wines. In addition to being featured by USA TODAY, Presqu’ile Winery has received accolades in numerous publications including Vinous; Santa Barbara News-Press; The Daily Meal; Santa Barbara Independent’s “Tastings To Do;” Condé Nast Traveler’s “Beautiful Wineries in California;” Must Do Travel Show and the Travel Channel.Advertisement Twitter Facebook TAGSPresqu’ile WineryUSA TODAY Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Presqu’ile Winery Again Scores High Among USA Today’s 10 Best Tasting Rooms…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessPresqu’ile Winery Again Scores High Among USA Today’s 10 Best Tasting Rooms in the United StatesBy Press Release – August 23, 2019 471 0 Previous articleFerrari Is the Sparking Toast for Emmy® Awards SeasonNext articleImpressive Cognac Sales to Follow Gushing Consumer Appetite for Premium Liquor, Finds Fact.MR Press Releaselast_img read more

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