Email Home Industry News Releases 2015 North Coast Wine Industry Expo Attendee Registration Now OpenIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessWine Industry Network – News2015 North Coast Wine Industry Expo Attendee Registration Now OpenBy Press Release – September 2, 2015 18 0 TAGSfeaturedNorth Coast Wine Industry ExpoTrade ShowWine Industry Network Share Linkedin Facebook AdvertisementAnnual WIN Expo anticipates successful 4th year eventHealdsburg, Calif., September 2nd , 2015 – The 2015 North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), presented by Wine Industry Network (WIN), has announced that attendee registration is officially open. The WIN Expo, now in its fourth year, has quickly become an integral end-of-year industry gathering for the region and will once again be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA on December 3rd, 2015.Industry professionals will have the opportunity to view products and services from nearly 300 exhibitors who will showcase their offerings in the two largest buildings at the fairgrounds, Hall of Flowers and Grace Pavilion. The Expo will also present four educational sessions featuring wine industry leaders and innovators sharing ideas, information, and predictions to help attendees better prepare for the coming year.Conference Topics:2015 State of the North Coast Wine Industry: Presented by Sonoma State Wine Business InstituteConservation, the New Innovation: Exploring water saving technologies while improving wine qualityMarket Conditions for the North Coast Winegrape Industry: What wineries and growers can expect in 2016Big Brands, Big Lessons: Applying successful marketing and social media strategies used outside the wine industry“We couldn’t be more pleased with how this annual event has taken hold,” said George Christie, President of Wine Industry Network. “This trade show brings the North Coast Industry together one final time each December and provides us with an excellent opportunity to evaluate the past year and plan for the future. The local industry has supported us from the very beginning, and to show our appreciation, we try hard to continually improve the experience for both the exhibitors and attendees.”The WIN Expo will again offer Harvest Special discounts for attendees who register for conference sessions and trade show access prior to October 30th and the final line-up of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. To register or for more information about educational sessions and the trade show visit www.wineindustryexpo.com.About the Wine Industry Network (WIN)Based in Healdsburg, CA, WineIndustryNetwork.com is the wine industry’s most comprehensive business resource website operating as an on-line trade show and created specifically to help industry professionals locate and connect more easily with the industry’s best suppliers and service professionals. WIN also produces the North Coast Wine Industry Expo www.wineindustryexpo.com, based in Santa Rosa, CA, the online industry publication, the Wine Industry Advisor and WIN Jobs (www.winjobboard.com), an online employment resource.Advertisement Previous articleXylem introduces Flojet’s BevJet Compact- smart pump technology enables fast, easy installationNext articleWine on Tap Innovator Free Flow Wines to Host the 2015 KEGGY Awards on October 22, Honoring Exceptional and Sustainable Wine On Tap Programs Nationwide Press Release ReddIt Twitter Pinterest
Will Muschamp talks with Gus Malzahn.We’ve seen adept sloganeering out of Auburn University’s initials over the years. Who can forget AttitUde and AUdacity?Polls and expectations for this year seem to show that college football punditry has bought into Assumption U.Sports Illustrated picked Auburn to make the College Football Playoff. SEC media picked the Tigers to win the conference … but not the West Division.Auburn ranges from No. 2 (Sports Illustrated) to No. 7 (Amway/USA Today Coaches Poll), and this for a team that finished 8-5 in 2014 and lost four of its last five games and tumbled out of the inaugural playoff picture.Most of those late losses came via an atrocious defense.Meanwhile, Auburn’s offense lost its entire backfield, including the quarterback that got the Tigers to the Bowl Championship Series final in 2013 and the SEC’s leading rusher for 2014.Also gone are a Rimington Award-winning center and the wide receiver that torched Alabama’s secondary for 206 yards and two touchdowns.So long, Nick Marshall.Farewell, Cameron Artis-Payne.See ya, Reese Dismukes and Sammie Coates.They left behind a lot assumptions, and prognosticators are biting.There’s an assumption that a Gus Malzahn-coached offense will always produce, even with significant attrition.There’s an assumption that new starting quarterback Jeremy Johnson, who Malzahn recruited during his stay as Auburn’s offensive coordinator and has molded as head coach, will pan out.There’s an assumption that Malzahn can plug just about any running back into his system and get 1,000 yards, and Auburn has spent the offseason sorting through three of them.Assumptions are that Auburn has answers at center and a deep-threat receiver like Coates to pair with D’haquille Williams, who does damage from the slot as well as Twitter.Then comes the biggest assumption of all … that Will Muschamp will make a big enough difference in year one of his second stay as Auburn’s defensive coordinator.That last assumption isn’t unreasonable. If Malzahn’s offense is what we’ve all come to expect, that the defense doesn’t have to be great. Muschamp just has to make it hard for opponents to keep pace.Auburn also stands to improve at rushing the passer. End Carl Lawson returns after missing last season because of an injury, and true freshman end Byron Cowart was the nation’s top-ranked recruit.That alone should make it possible for the secondary to play more aggressively. The additions of Michigan transfer Blake Countess and Georgia transfer Tray Matthews should also help.Auburn’s secondary should do better than scorched Earth this season.Throw in attitude that the always-intense Muschamp brings, and there’s reason to believe Auburn’s defense will improve.But remember, Auburn’s defense couldn’t stop anybody the last half of last season. The Tigers scored 44 points and gained 630 yards in an Iron Bowl and still lost by nearly two touchdowns.It’ll take a minor Muschamp miracle for Auburn’s defense to be good enough, assuming that Auburn’s offense doesn’t take a step back.But Auburn made an assumption in making Muschamp the nation’s new highest-paid assistant. Swaths of the college football punditry have bought Auburn assumptions in a way reminiscent of 2003.In 2003, Auburn had more returning talent at key positions, including a backfield full of future first-round draft picks. Those Tigers had the makings of a team that would go undefeated … in 2004.
Six zestful young ladies will take to the stage of the National Cultural Centre on February 19, to compete for the title of Miss Mash Queen Guyana 2017. This pageant has returned after a decade hiatus and Simpli Royal is making sure it returns with a bang. Registration for suitable delegates between the ages 17-30 ended and it has come down to the final six. The delegates are Ashanti Jasper, Aquaila Rupan, Keleisha Kelly, Younette Stepheny, Romichelle Brumell and Gabriella Chapman. These beauties were revealed to the public on Sunday last at the Umana Yana, in Georgetown. On pageant night, the delegates will participate in the opening fanfare and introduction, talent piece, swimwear competition, evening gown display and an onstage interview. Tickets for the pageant cost 00, 00 and 00 and are available at the National Cultural Centre.
The real effects of debtEmpirical evidence suggests that high levels of debt are bad for growth and economic activity in industrial economies. To this end, when sovereign debt reaches 85 per cent of GDP, further increases in debt may begin to have significant impacts on growth. Countries with too much public debt may be potentially trapped in a debt overhang situation, which could lead to a default condition.The highlighted key debt indicators presented above reveal that the current level of the total public debt is deemed manageable, healthy and sustainable, with adequate leverage for additional borrowings, if need be, provided that all other variables remain constant, or relatively unchanged within the current macroeconomic framework. Notwithstanding this, the central Government needs to manage its expenditure more responsibly. There is sufficient evidence in the public domain with respect to Government’s spending to corroborate this position — that Government has incurred, in some cases, unnecessary and exorbitant expenditure.In concluding today’s piece, this assertion is supported by the fact that the one indicator that should lead to a more proactive approach in the management of the economy is the state of the country’s international reserves and net foreign assets held by the banking system. This outcome cannot be ignored, as it could have severe adverse implications not only for the economy overall, but also for the public debt management framework. It means that, with the steady depletion of international reserves and net foreign assets, the country would inevitably default on its external debt servicing obligation, especially as adequate foreign exchange may not be available to do so and to accommodate international trade. Imported goods would therefore become more expensive and/or the country may not have the capacity to import certain goods and services due to shortage of foreign exchange. Inflation would increase, and the currency is likely to depreciate further.These are just a few of the consequences that could occur. Therefore, the risks highlighted herein and the situation with the nation’s international reserves need to be arrested now, to avert the risk of a depressed economy. Today’s article focuses on analysing Guyana’s Sovereign Debt Sustainability position. In the Bank of Guyana’s Annual Report for 2018, it was reported that the total stock of Government’s debt increased by 1.5 per cent, representing 43.9 per cent of GDP. Table 1 below shows the breakdown and computation of how this level of Debt-to-GDP ratio was derived. That is, total domestic debt plus total external debt gives rise to 353.5 billion dollars (using an exchange rate of 208.5 for the external debt). Using the total debt figure of 353.5 billion dollars as the numerator and GDP in nominal terms of $805B as the denominator, this will give rise to 43.9 per cent.However, this analysis shall focus on two important elements which this computation did not consider. Firstly, Government’s total debt of $353.5 billion did not consider the $30 billion bond which is a contingent liability for the Government, and also did not consider the $55.2 billion overdraft balance, which is also a form of borrowing, at the Central Bank. As can be seen from table 2, therefore, when adjusted to include these two other forms of debt, Government’s total debt in real terms is in fact $438.7 billion, rather than 353.5 billion as reported in the official reports. This effectively means that the total sovereign debt is understated in real terms by $85.2 billion.The second factor that is critically important when analysing Guyana’s Sovereign Debt, in particular, is that it is typically measured as a percentage of GDP in nominal terms, rather than real terms. To this end, nominal GDP for 2018 was reported at $805 billion, while real GDP is about $689 billion.Using the adjusted total public debt of $439 billion, the adjusted debt-to-GDP ratio is 54.53 per cent, instead of 43.9 per cent in nominal terms. It is more prudent, when contextualising these numbers, to use real figures, as opposed to nominal figures; as, given the unique nature of Guyana’s economy and its structure, these are important considerations one must not ignore as macro-financial analysts.
Liverpool have reportedly launched a club record bid for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.The 21-year-old has been the subject of interest from Arsenal all summer, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger last week insisted that deal was dead.But now, according to French newspaper L’Equipe, Liverpool are ready to enter the race for Lemar’s signature with an initial offer of £66million, rising to a possible £74m with add-ons.If the Reds are successful with their offer, it would smash their transfer record of £39m which they broke earlier this summer when they signed Mohamed Salah from Roma.And if the deal is done, it is likely to re-ignite Barcelona’s interest in Philippe Coutinho. Thomas Lemar 1