Wonga to end Blackpool FC sponsorship

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: Payday lenders Wonga Wonga to end Blackpool FC sponsorship PAYDAY lender Wonga will not renew its sponsorship deal with Blackpool FC when the current contract expires at the end of this season, the embattled online finance firm said yesterday. It comes as part of a wider review of its marketing strategy – Wonga has already stopped advertising on TV, and removed its name from replica Newcastle United football strips. Thursday 29 January 2015 8:49 pm whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS Share More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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Builders blame slow planning for homes crisis

first_img Builders blame slow planning for homes crisis Share whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS Monday 21 September 2015 12:08 am SKILLS shortages, sluggish planning approvals and local opposition are hindering the UK’s builders and exacerbating the country’s housing supply crisis, new research reveals. To revive Britain’s home building, planning experts have today called for a new national approach to housing policy as a “matter of urgency”.In a survey of construction firms, slow planning was cited by 46 per cent of firms as being a key hurdle to developments. Local opposition and a lack of skilled workers were identified as key barriers by 42 and 25 per cent of firms respectively.The research, conducted by Lloyds Bank, underscores the challenge faced by policy makers in boosting the nation’s level of house building.Some recently introduced policies such as plans to grant automatic planning permission for building projects on disused industrial sites were praised by the industry. The government needs to consider bringing housing within the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime as “a matter of urgency”, a report from law firm Bond Dickinson and planning consultants Quod said today.The report says that there is a “clear imperative for central government to show strong political leadership in driving large-scale housing development in the national public interest”.It says that the use of the NSIP regime, which has led to the consent of over 40 nationally significant infrastructure projects since its establishment in 2008, could harness the power of the private sector and “relieve hard-pressed local authority budgets”.“This is a national crisis which needs a national solution. The principles of localism are laudable but the current planning system simply doesn’t ensure that local authorities will deliver housing on the scale we need,” said Kevin Gibbs, a partner at Bond Dickinson. “There is a clear imperative for central government to lift restrictions on housing delivery and show strong political leadership in driving large-scale housing development in the national public interest.” Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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In Pictures: All the glitz and glam from Trumera GAA Dinner Dance

first_img Previous articleLaois footballers beat Waterford to continue unbeaten league startNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, February 11, 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. In Pictures: All the glitz and glam from Trumera GAA Dinner Dance Pinterest Home Lifestyle In Pictures: All the glitz and glam from Trumera GAA Dinner Dance LifestyleOut and About Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Trumera celebrated winning the Intermediate hurling title for the second time in two year’s with style at the Killeshin hotel tonight.The red and white army managed to overcome Rathdowney-Errill in the final, battling back from being three points down with five minutes left to play.Dylan Lalor was Trumera’s hero on the day, as he converted three late frees to complete the remarkable comeback.Trumera’s investment in the the Leinster junior championship came to an end in O’Toole Park in Dublin as they were defeated by the Dublin side Erins Isle by four points.Small club, big successFor a small club, Trumera have had quite a lot of county final success in the last 15 years or so.Back in 2004, they won the intermediate title which saw them promoted to senior and they spent a couple of years at the top grade before dropping back down again.They have fluctuated between a number of different grades since then, going back to Junior ‘A’, up to Senior ‘A’ and this year they calimed the intermediate title.Now the side are back competiting in Senior ‘A’ for this year’s championship. By Siun Lennon – 10th February 2018 SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: From Killenard to Perth via Paris and Utrecht 1 of 23 Community Community TAGSTrumera Twitter Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

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ARPANSA supports World Health Organization radio wave research

first_imgARPANSA supports World Health Organization radio wave research The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is proud to announce a $350,000 contribution to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) research into the health impacts of radio waves, including those used in mobile telecommunications.The contribution is ARPANSA’s first research commitment under the Federal Government’s enhanced Electromagnetic Energy (EME) program.‘As Australia’s national radiation protection and nuclear safety authority, ARPANSA is proud to support this gold-standard research project that will evaluate scientific evidence relating to radio wave safety,’ said ARPANSA’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson.‘The project is an important input into ARPANSA’s EME Action Plan, and will ensure that ARPANSA continues to deliver on its vision for a safe radiation environment for the Australian community,’ said Dr Larsson.The three-year WHO project has four key objectives:systemically review the scientific literature on the potential adverse health effects from radio waves perform a health risk assessment of all studied endpoints as far as evidence can offer provide good practice actions and compile a summary of national radio wave policies around the world identify gaps in knowledge ‘On behalf of the World Health Organization, I would like to thank ARPANSA for their financial contribution to this project, and I look forward to sharing the valuable insights we gain from the research to better support radiation-related health protection globally,’ said Dr Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at WHO.The project will also assist WHO in providing independent, science-based information on radio wave safety to all 194 member states, supporting the development of best-practice governance and legislation. /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:ARPANSA, Australia, Australian, climate, climate change, community, environment, Federal, federal government, Government, legislation, project, Radiation, research, risk assessment, WHO, World Health Organizationlast_img read more

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Urgent Steps to Keep Queensland Safe

first_imgUrgent Steps to Keep Queensland Safe JOINT STATEMENTBrisbane will enter a three-day lockdown to stop the spread of the highly contagious UK strain of COVID-19.From 6pm tonight until 6pm Monday, people in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan will be required to stay at home except:to attend work if you can’t work from home;to buy essentials like groceries and medicine;look after the vulnerable; andexercise within their neighbourhoodMasks will also need to be worn everywhere in those local government areas except if people are at home.Cafes, pubs and restaurants will be open only for take-away service.Funerals will be restricted to 20 guests and weddings restricted to 10 guests.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the measures follow confirmation late yesterday that a cleaner from a quarantine hotel had tested positive.“There are no second chances with this pandemic,” the Premier said.“That’s why I’m asking people to have a long weekend at home.“We have learned from Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales that a short, sharp lockdown is better than a long one and this a more contagious strain.“Three days is better than 30.”The Premier said she once again called on Queenslanders to protect each other.“All we can do is stay home and stay safe and please get tested,” the Premier said.Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said extra testing clinics with more staff had been opened.“We want to see as many people tested as possible and people stay home and stay safe,” the Minister said.Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said it was essential to stop people moving through the community.“We know that to stop the spread of the virus we have to stop the movement of people and test, test, test,” Dr Young said.“Queenslanders have done a tremendous job of containing this virus for so long- we just have to keep it up.” /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:Australia, Brisbane, community, covid-19, Government, health minister, Ipswich, Logan, medicine, New South Wales, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, South Australia, UK, Victoria, younglast_img read more

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Segula Sets Up Asia Pacific Headquarters In Melbourne

first_imgSegula Sets Up Asia Pacific Headquarters In Melbourne VIC PremierA leading international engineering firm is establishing its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula today announced that Segula Technologies Australia is expanding its office in South Melbourne to oversee its regional activities in the Asia Pacific, creating 100 jobs in the state.Segula Technologies is a French engineering company with 140 offices and 10,000 employees in 30 countries. Its Melbourne headquarters will focus on the company’s defence, automotive, rail and medical activities in Australia and throughout the region.Segula Technologies chose Melbourne as the site of its headquarters because of the city’s renowned technological universities and industries, existing infrastructure, and local talent base.The company has already employed several former Holden engineers and is looking to employ more engineers, 3D designers and program managers in the next two to three years.It has solid experience in large defence and transport infrastructure projects in Australia and is currently working on the Vlocity regional trains and Melbourne light rail expansion. Segula Technologies is also involved in helping deliver the SEA 1000 Attack Class Submarines being built in South Australia.Victoria’s defence sector contributes $8.4 billion annually to the state’s economy with 6,300 small-to-medium businesses working across military vehicle production, maritime design, aerospace components, digital and cyber security, and munitions.The Victorian Budget 2021/22 allocated $6 million to give the state’s defence sector a competitive edge.As stated by Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula“We are pleased to be working with Segula, whose investment will mean more high-value defence and infrastructure technology jobs for Victoria.”“With Victoria’s strengths already set in manufacturing, this is a win-win for Victoria and for Segula.”As stated by Treasurer Tim Pallas“Global companies appreciate the value offered by Victoria’s skilled workforce and a commercial environment that fosters innovation and growth – and they are voting with their feet.”As stated by Segula Technologies Australia Managing Director Asia Pacific Pierre Maciejowski“We are grateful for the support of the Victorian Government, which is a demonstration of its faith in Segula’s ability to grow valuable jobs for Victorian workers. We are excited about our opportunities here in Victoria.” /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:3D, Andrews, Asia, AusPol, Australia, cyber security, demonstration, Engineering, environment, French, Government, Holden, infrastructure, Melbourne, pacific, South Australia, submarines, Victorialast_img read more

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Aussies alarmingly complacent about exercise

first_imgAussies alarmingly complacent about exercise Heart FoundationThe Heart Foundation has today launched a program to motivate more people to take up regular walking, as new research reveals Australians’ alarmingly high complacency about physical activity and heart health.In a Heart Foundation survey of more than 7,000 Australian adults, two in three (65%) said they know that exercise can lower their risk of heart disease, the nation’s single leading cause of death.Yet concerningly, two-thirds of these people also said that they do not meet Australian physical activity guidelines (30 minutes of moderate physical activity five or more days a week).At the same time, 44% of survey respondents said they have been told by their doctor that they need to be more active.“Our research suggests that while many Australians know that movement is good for their hearts, and they have been advised by their doctor to be more active, they are not acting on this,” said Heart Foundation Group CEO, Adjunct Professor John Kelly.“Overall, around one in two Australians aged 18 to 64 – that’s almost eight million people – are not active enough for good heart health. This is extremely concerning given physical inactivity is a key risk factor for heart disease, which takes 50 Australian lives each day, or one every 29 minutes.”To encourage more Australians to get moving, the Heart Foundation has today launched its Personal Walking Plans.In this free, six-week program, participants will receive a walking plan tailored to their current activity levels, as identified during an easy, two-minute sign-up process.Plans will be delivered via weekly emails and texts, which are designed not only to support and motivate participants, but also to deliver information about the many benefits of walking beyond fitness and heart health.“This is a vital component of the Personal Walking Plans, because as our survey shows, simply understanding that physical activity is good for the heart does not equate to getting off the couch,” Professor Kelly said.“Over this six-week journey with us, participants will learn about some of the lesser-known benefits of regular walking, like unwinding at the end of a stressful day; exploring their neighbourhood; becoming stronger and more flexible; and improving their mood.”This is in addition to walking’s other incredible health benefits, Professor Kelly said.“Walking for an average of 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of not only heart disease, but also stroke, diabetes, dementia and some cancers. It can also help maintain healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.“That’s why we often call walking a ‘wonder drug’. If it were a medicine, we would all be taking it daily for longer, healthier, happier lives.“By highlighting the unique and holistic benefits of walking, we are confident of recruiting an enthusiastic new generation to our Heart Foundation Walking family, while also continuing our mission to save Australian lives from heart disease.” The Heart Foundation’s Personal Walking Plans have been developed by the organisation’s experts in physical activity and exercise science, with input from consultants at Exercise and Sports Science Australia.To get started with a free Heart Foundation Personal Walking Plan, visit walking.org.au.Heart Foundation Walking is supported by the Australian Government, the Queensland Government and SportAUS. /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, Australian, Australian Government, cardiovascular, cholesterol, dementia, diabetes, exercise, Government, heart disease, heart foundation, medicine, participants, physical activity, Professor, Queensland, researchlast_img read more

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Further COVID-19 vaccine and economic support for Pacific

first_imgFurther COVID-19 vaccine and economic support for Pacific Hon Nanaia Mahuta Hon Aupito William Sio New Zealand will be providing protection against COVID-19 to at least 1.2 million people in the Pacific over the coming year$120 million in Official Development Assistance has been reprioritised to support Pacific economies in 2021Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health and Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio announced today that New Zealand will provide COVID-19 vaccines for rollout in the Cook Islands beginning on 19 May, followed by Niue and Tokelau.“This continues our ongoing commitment to support our Pacific neighbours through the increased challenges the COVID-19 pandemic is placing upon our region,” Nanaia Mahuta said.“By working closely with our Pacific neighbours, and other partners, we can provide a further line of defence for our entire region – better protecting us all against the impact of the pandemic which continues to rage across the world,” said Nanaia Mahuta.“New Zealand is working with the Realm countries to ensure that everything is in place for the countries to receive and administer safe and effective vaccines at the earliest possible time. This work begins with the Cook Islands’ May rollout, which is expected to take 12 weeks to complete, with Niue and Tokelau to follow. ” Aupito William Sio said.The delivery of vaccines to the Realm countries won’t impact the planned New Zealand domestic rollout.Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu have started their vaccine rollouts with doses received from the global COVAX Facility. Each will also be able to receive enough additional doses from New Zealand’s own portfolio to fully cover their population, as well as any further support they might need for their vaccine rollout. In addition, Fiji has taken up the offer of AstraZeneca doses for 250,000 people donated by New Zealand, subject to Medsafe approval.“New Zealand is following up its commitment to equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines by donating enough for 800,000 people through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment. These doses will go to developing countries, with a focus on the Pacific.“In total, this means New Zealand will be providing protection against COVID-19 to at least 1.2 million people in the Pacific over the coming year,” said Aupito William Sio.New Zealand is also partnering with Australia and UNICEF to procure further vaccines for the Pacific and providing other targeted support where necessary.“To support Papua New Guinea with its COVID-19 outbreak, New Zealand is providing $4 million to help fund its vaccine rollout, medical equipment for a COVID-19 field hospital in Port Moresby and logistical air support to get health staff, PPE and vaccines to remote areas of PNG,” Nanaia Mahuta said.Nanaia Mahuta also announced New Zealand is providing further support to assist economic recovery in the Pacific.“New Zealand’s further economic support to Pacific countries will help them respond to the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards long-term economic resilience, the Ministers said. To this end, $120 million in Official Development Assistance has been reprioritised to support Pacific economies in 2021.“The economic disruption affecting many countries in the Pacific, particularly those that have tourism-focused economies, is unprecedented. This funding will be used by our Pacific neighbours to help households get through this crisis, and support businesses to manage the uncertainty of closed borders,” said Nanaia Mahuta.ENDS /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:Australia, Cook, Cook Islands, Fiji, Foreign Affairs, Government, Guinea, health, New Zealand, Niue, pacific, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNICEFlast_img read more

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Jaguar head designer Ian Callum stepping down this summer

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Ian Callum, the well-known head of Jaguar design who helped shape the marque’s modern look, will be leaving the company effective July 1, he revealed early June, to be succeeded creative design director Julian Thomson.Callum, 64, has spent the past 20 years working with Jaguar, and said while he’s stepping away from the brand to “explore other design projects,” he will still work as a styling consultant for the automaker.The designs spearheaded by Callum since 1999 include the Jaguar XF sedan; the F-Type two-seat sports car; and, most recently, the I-Pace electric crossover. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Ian Callum, Jaguar head designer. 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” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Julian Thomson, who has been with Jaguar since 2000, also started with Ford before becoming head of design at Lotus. Trending Videos See More 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 RELATED TAGSJaguarNews advertisement He started his career working with Ford, and eventually headed up Aston Martin design, leading the teams responsible for the DB7, DB9 and Vanquish.“I came into this role with a mission to take Jaguar design back to where it deserved to be,” Callum said in a statement. “It has taken 20 years, but I believe I have achieved what I set out to do. Given the strength of both our products and the design team I feel that now is the right time to move on, both personally and professionally.” Trending in Canadalast_img read more

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Beck Family Estates Adds E-Commerce Manager to Team

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Beck Family Estates Adds E-Commerce Manager to TeamIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBeck Family Estates Adds E-Commerce Manager to TeamBy Press Release – February 22, 2021 300 0 Twitter Share TAGSBeck Family EstatesJustin Rapolaspeople Facebook AdvertisementDigital Solutions Will Drive Portfolio Growth in U.S. Market   McMinnville, OR (February 22, 2021) – Beck Family Estates, the exclusive importer and sales agency for South Africa-based Graham Beck and Steenberg Vineyards, and Oregon-based Angela Vineyards and Abbott Claim, announces their newly appointed E-Commerce Manager, Justin Rapolas.  In his new role, Rapolas will be focusing on digital sales for the portfolio’s brands and he “looks forward to launching and revamping our E-Commerce platforms, strategizing marketing plans and pushing the boundaries on how we view the wine industry.  In the past year, the alcohol E-Commerce landscape has more than doubled and wine has been at the center of that. Now, more than ever, it is important for Beck Family Estates to start focusing on creative solutions to reach consumers and drive sales.” Kristin Marchesi, General Manager and Vice President of Winery Operations for Beck Family Estates, echoes this saying, “Beck Family Estates has been aggressively building our business in the U.S. market and strong digital and E-Commerce programs are the key to success. 2020 showed the value of this and we are looking forward to using new technologies as a medium for continued growth.”  Based in Paso Robles, Rapolas gained considerable experience working as Member & Private Client Liaison for DAOU Family Estates and similar work for Eberle Winery. In those roles he focused on e-commerce campaigns, customer retention and increasing customer acquisition. He also holds a Wine Business Management Certificate from the Wine Business Institute of Sonoma State University, focusing on sales and management best practices.  About Beck Family Estates    Beck Family Estates is a family-owned company championing unique vineyard sites and wineries in South Africa and Oregon. As grape growers, winemakers, importers and marketers, the company is lauded for its long-term, multi-generational commitment to local communities, as well as environmental restoration, conservation and regenerative farming. Led by Antony Beck, the company is the exclusive importer for the acclaimed, méthode champenoise house, Graham Beck, as well as Steenberg Vineyards, the oldest registered farm in South Africa’s Western Cape.  In Oregon, the recently launched Abbott Claim focuses on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from estate vines as well as from other organic and sustainably farmed vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The Angela Vineyards label also champions organic and sustainable farming practices for their wines and vineyard sources throughout the Willamette Valley.Advertisement Linkedin Pinterest ReddIt Email Previous articleBenchmark Report Shows Wineries Increased Emails Since COVIDNext articleFormer Miss USA Revives Ancient Herbal Wine as a Modern Low-Alcoholic Alternative Press Releaselast_img read more

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