Covid hospitalisations still tracking below even most optimistic SAGE plan

first_img Share whatsapp The best-case, with a much-slower lockdown easing very similar to that eventually decided upon, saw 2,700 hospital beds taken up with Covid-19 patients. The number-crunching, performed by The Spectator and published on their data tracker, suggests the UK’s battle against Covid-19 has been more successful than even the most optimistic estimates. Covid hospital admissions still tracking below even most optimistic SAGE scenarios Tags: Coronavirus whatsapp That stage would include the reopening of nightclubs, the resumption of capacity crowds at sports and music events and the end of the guidance to work from home if possible. However, there are currently only 870 patients in UK hospitals due to Covid-19. Only 120 of those are on ventilation. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryAll Things Auto | Search AdsMost Affordable Camper VansAll Things Auto | Search AdsDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestly The worst-case scenario predicted by Imperial’s scientists, with a very aggressive lockdown easing, foresaw as many as 40,000 Brits in hospital with Covid symptoms on June 3. Wednesday 2 June 2021 10:23 amcenter_img City A.M. Reporter Ministers are said to be torn on whether to go ahead with the next stage or to hold off for a number of weeks. Richmond is the London borough in the lead in terms of vaccinating its population, while Westminster is the London borough in last place. (Getty Images) The number of Brits admitted to hospital with Covid-19 remains lower than any of the four scenarios envisioned by SAGE scientists when the lockdown easing roadmap was produced. Show Comments ▼ Read more: Longer lockdown based on hypotheticals would come with serious economic costs Read more: We stayed home, now we have to protect the NHS with structural reforms The data will strengthen the arguments of those pushing for the next stage of the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown, due on June 21, to go ahead as planned. The UK recorded its first day without a Covid death in 2021 on Tuesday. last_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Perrigo CEO plans to retire as company faces pressure

first_img By Ed Silverman June 6, 2017 Reprints About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Alex Hogan/STAT Pharmalot [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? What’s included?center_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags legalpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+ @Pharmalot GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Perrigo CEO plans to retire as company faces pressure Ed Silverman Rise and shine, everyone, another busy day is on the way. And it has been especially busy here on the Pharmalot campus, where the short person had to dash for the school bus and the official mascots spent time chasing chipmunks across the grounds. As for us, we are consumed with the usual ritual of foraging for interesting items. On that note, here are some tidbits. Hope you conquer the world today and, as always, do keep in touch. We like hearing secrets …Perrigo chief executive officer John Hendrickson plans to retire, slightly more than a year after he got the top job, Reuters writes. A specific date was not announced. Over the past year, the company has largely disappointed investors, reduced its earnings forecast due to pressure on its generic drugs business, and recently gave activist hedge fund Starboard Value board representation. In February, chief financial officer Judy Brown stepped down.last_img read more

Can we get better at treating chronic illness? 3 ways to do it

first_imgHealthCan we get better at treating chronic illness? 3 ways to do it Related: Steering precision oncology toward great safetyOncology in 2017 resembles the auto industry, circa 1917: great new engines — that, in short order, revealed the need for equally good steering and brakes.When it comes to cancer treatment, the shiny new engines come in the form of drugs targeted to an individual’s genetic profile and immunotherapy.advertisement By Bob Tedeschi Dec. 22, 2017 Reprints Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Tags agingend of life Adobe Doctors want to give their cancer patients every chance. But are they pushing off hard talks too long? Will cancer researchers build better safety features for these drugs in 2018?“I just got back from a panel meeting at the FDA, and they invited me to literally talk with them about the management of diarrhea,” said Eric Roeland, an oncologist and palliative care physician and researcher at the University of California, San Diego.“It just feels like in the oncology world, we’ve been so much more intolerant of these side effects in other areas,” he added. “If this were congestive heart failure or diabetes, we’d never allow for a year of diarrhea, but somehow we’re letting it happen in oncology.”With the FDA turning its attention to these side effects, Roeland said, drug makers and physicians will need to follow suit, funding research in this area alongside funding for new cancer treatment discoveries.“With diarrhea, we’re using drugs like tincture of opium, which was discovered by Hippocrates,” he said. “We’re still using it. That’s crazy.”Filling the palliative care workforce pipelineMedical systems are increasingly turning to palliative care specialists, who are experts in complex symptom management. One problem looms, though: There aren’t enough of them.By some measures, there are at least 11,000 fewer palliative specialists than are needed to care for the current set of patients, and possibly as many as 20,000. As medical systems look to push palliative care further “upstream” — into clinics and in patients’ homes, before they arrive in hospitals — the shortage will be felt even more keenly.Dr. Diane Meier, one of the pioneers of palliative medicine and co-founder of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, identified three areas where the industry should concentrate in the coming year to build palliative care capacity.center_img Trending Now: Roughly half of all adults in the U.S. have one or more chronic illnesses, with 25 percent suffering from two or more such conditions.These people navigate a medical system of widely variable quality, an ever-shifting insurance landscape, and real-world considerations like broken cars, broken marriages, and bad jobs that can shape the patient journey as much as the latest medical discoveries.Can we get any better at treating chronic illness, particularly when those illnesses become life-threatening? We spoke to some experts in the field on ways to make that happen in 2018 and beyond.advertisement STAT+: First, she said, increase funding for graduate medical education training slots for palliative clinicians, to bolster the ranks of specialists. Second, require medical and nursing schools to provide palliative training, or risk losing accreditation. Third, encourage more training for mid-career doctors who want to strengthen their palliative care skills.Will it happen? “All we’re doing right now is cutting budgets for everything,” she said. “This requires a commitment to spend money on the workforce for the future, which is … hard to be optimistic about it.”One ray of hope: The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, which was introduced in March and would require the Department of Health and Human Services to support training and research for these medical specialties, attracted early bipartisan support.“For one reason or another it didn’t get hooked into any of the bills that were moving this year,” Meier said. “So I hope it will next year.”Breaking hospice out of the six-months-or-less boxWith studies showing that palliative care and hospice care can actually result in longer lifespans than aggressive end-of-life care, clinicians and researchers have pushed to have these services offered earlier in a patient’s illness, instead of in the final weeks.One huge hitch remains: Who will pay for it?Medicare, which could be targeted for future cuts, pays for most hospice care. But a growing number of patients are finding that these drugs can come with their own debilitating side effects, like gastrointestinal distress, autoimmune reactions, and cognitive impairments, among other issues, in some cases derailing treatment. Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. Edo Banach, the chief executive of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, understands the fiscal realities, but sees a path where 2018 could show an expansion of hospice and palliative services: namely, as a way to help health care organizations save money on seriously ill patients.Banach said that patients who receive supportive services like spiritual care and social work visits tend to spend their last days at home instead of in the intensive care unit, thereby lowering the financial burden on patients and the health care system. Medicare only pays for such services through the so-called “hospice benefit” only when patients are in their final six months, but some insurers are offering their own hospice and palliative care benefits to patients earlier, because it can save money.Banach cited Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as one of the more aggressive insurers in this respect, and said that as he enters his first full year at the helm of NHPCO, he will work with more private insurers to follow suit, as well as companies that manage insurance on Medicare’s behalf.“There’s been so much discussion about care coordination, care management, non-medical supports and services, interdisciplinary care, person-centered care, all these buzzwords have been tossed around for people who have more than six months to live,” Banach said.“You sit around listen to some whippersnapper from McKinsey talk about getting these things into health care and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. Have you ever heard of hospice?’”last_img read more

LISTEN: Club football previews, managerial situation and Divisional Competition – it’s our latest football Podcast

first_img Pinterest LISTEN: Club football previews, managerial situation and Divisional Competition – it’s our latest football Podcast Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA TAGSLaoisToday podcast 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By Alan Hartnett – 12th September 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results center_img Home We Are Laois Podcasts LISTEN: Club football previews, managerial situation and Divisional Competition – it’s our… We Are LaoisPodcastsSports Podcast WhatsApp GAA For all that and much more, check it out below:SEE ALSO – Two Laois club footballers to appear on TG4’s Underdogs programme Brought to you in association with ApplegreenIt feels like an age since we talked about football but we’re back with our latest Podcast ahead of a huge weekend of action.From Friday evening, we will see the action get underway and with no games on Saturday due to the All-Ireland final replay between Kerry and Dublin, there will be two more games on Monday evening.All-in-all, we have the two Junior semi finals, two Intermediate semi finals, four Senior quarter finals and the Senior relegation final.We’ve no guest this week so it is down to the tried and trusted partnership of our own Alan Hartnett and Steven Miller to guide you through all of the games and predict who they think will win them.Away from the games, there is a number of things happening in the background as, following Billy O’Loughlin’s resignation, Laois are now searching for managers for all their main teams.The minor, U-20 and senior jobs are now up for grabs in the football and the lads look at who is likely to fill them.Meanwhile, the Divisional Competition is coming back and they look at how plans are progressing there. Facebook GAA Facebook Previous articleLaois Minister to introduce ‘tagging’ and host of measures to tackle sex offendersNext articleREVEALED: Managers and team names announced for Laois GAA Divisional Competition Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitterlast_img read more

Even Status is Hereditary

first_imgNewsEconomy News SHARE Facebook Twitter AvatarYang Jung A By Yang Jung A – 2008.01.14 10:31am RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againcenter_img [imText1]Good Friends stated on the 9th that residents in North Korea are beginning to see the similarities between their own lives and the lives of the lower classes during the Chosun Dynasty (the Korean dynasty that lasted from 1392 to 1910). Residents note that the way laborers are forced to submit to the wills of security officers and party cadres is similar to the way Chosun-era lower-classes were forced to grovel before the aristocracy. The publication observed, “If the father is a cadre then the child will be a cadre, and if the father is a farmer, then the child will be a farmer. How is this any different from the Chosun Dynasty? One resident even said that the reason regulations are indiscriminately implemented is because authorities are afraid that a person like Im Kkuk Jung (a character in a Korean novel similar to Robin Hood) will emerge.”The publication noted that residents are aware that, of the cadres caught during anti-corruption campaigns, the rich were eventually released and only the weak were punished. The circulation of such stories has led to growing disbelief and distrust in party officials. The publication noted that farmers working on collective farms are there because they do not have good class and family backgrounds. Regardless of how hard they try, the children of the lower classes are destined to failure. Good Friends predicts that more than half of farming families living in the border areas will face food shortages by the end of February. Many families are in debt, and owe money on high-interest loans. In order to pay back these loans, they must borrow more money, and thus a vicious cycle is born. Good Friends noted, “If they borrow 100kg, they need to repay 200kg so it’s not possible to pay off debts. This is causing farmers to loose the desire to work.” Even Status is Hereditary News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News last_img read more

Hyesan Sees String of Drugs Arrests

first_img US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Hyesan Sees String of Drugs Arrests NewsEconomy News More than 50 people have been arrested for buying or selling illegal substances in and around Hyesan in Yangkang Province in this calendar year alone, a source from the city has revealed. “In the ten days since the beginning of this year, public security agents have arrested more than 50 people involved with drug trafficking,” the source told Daily NK on the 18th. “These people were not arrested for using drugs, they were arrested for selling and smuggling them.”Most of the arrested people are from the lower class; poorer people,” the source went on. “They were acting as mules for affluent people and got caught in the act. Around 70% of them are women, and most will probably be sent to reeducation facilities.”However, the source pointed out, “People in the drugs trade are all linked in a chain, so if one gets caught then everyone else ends up getting arrested. This means that the longer the investigation goes on, the more people are going to get arrested.”As in many other places, drug smuggling is an attractive option for those with few other ways to make significant amounts of money, and as a result there is nothing that the security forces can really do to stop it. As the source stated, “Even though the authorities are not only hard on drug addicts but also on those who deal drugs, the people have no other choice but to trade drugs in order to survive.” According to the source, methamphetamines currently cost about $260 per gram, an amount that is currently enough to buy something like 35kg of rice.North Korea’s burgeoning methamphetamines abuse problems began when the authorities started producing the drug at pharmaceutical complexes in Heungnam, South Hamkyung Province and Ranam in North Hamkyung Province for export in order to raise funds for Kim Jong Il’s rule. However, factory workers started to steal the drug and re-sell it domestically, creating a burgeoning class of users including not only affluent Party cadres but even students, housewives and soldiers. Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img News SHARE By Daily NK – 2013.01.18 8:03pm North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

U.K. report on asset managers finds deficiencies

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a new report today, examining asset managers. The report found firms that are using insufficient product descriptions, as well as funds with inadequate governance and oversight. The FCA review looked at whether funds operated in line with investors’ expectations, as described in the funds’ marketing material and disclosure. It also looked at how firms monitored the distribution of their funds. Among other issues, the review found that some firms do not monitor fund distribution adequately. For example, it found some funds available on execution-only platforms that were intended to be sold only with advice. It also found that some funds were not clear enough about how they were managed. For example, some funds failed to disclose an investment strategy, and one included jargon that, the FCA says, ordinary investors would be unlikely to understand. The regulator called on asset managers to ensure that their funds’ descriptions are clear and correct, because investors and financial advisors rely on this information when making investment decisions. The FCA also stressed that firms must provide effective governance and oversight throughout the life of a fund, including funds that are no longer actively marketed. The FCA also says that firms must monitor their funds’ distribution channels to watch for inappropriate sales. “All fund management firms should consider the findings in this paper and review their arrangements accordingly. Distributors should consider their responsibilities in light of our findings,” the FCA report says. Photo copyright: dirkercken/123RFcenter_img Advocis encouraging advisors, clients to oppose commissions ban Asset managers in the U.K. must ensure that the distribution of their investment funds is appropriate, that the funds deliver what’s promised to investors in their packaging, and that their governance is effective, regulators say. last_img read more

The biggest challenge advisors may face is managing clients’ emotional reactions

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Also readRemind clients they’re in it for the long haulThe majority of advisors (86%) believe that the market is better equipped to handle risks with active management. Participants in this year’s survey say they have 72% allocated to active management while advisors only allocated 68% in the 2016 survey.“Greater sentiment toward active management could generate a further shift to active strategies, which have become essential in recent years as advisors seek opportunities to generate alpha,” the report says.In contrast, advisors prefer passive strategies for their lower fees (56%). The vast majority of advisors (75%) believe individual investors are unaware of the risks associated with passive investing and the same number has a false sense of security around this type of investing.Alternative investments on the riseFinancial advisors also revealed their embracing alternative investments to help moderate volatility, produce alpha and generate stable income. In fact, 66% of advisors recommend alternative investments to clients today. Their strategies include real estate investment trusts (35%), infrastructure (33%), real assets (29%), commodities (19%), hedge fund strategies (17%) and private equity (15%).About half of advisors (47%) say investors should give an alternative strategy more than three years to prove itself.Advisors recommending alternative investments say they see a number of liquid strategies that includediversification, fixed-income replacement, volatility management, enhanced returns, inflation hedged, and reduced risk.Clients need practical educationEighty-one percent of advisors say that an extended period of higher markets has left many investors complacent about risk. And 82% say risk awareness often comes too late; investors don’t recognize a risk until they’ve suffered a bad outcome.Based on these findings, advisors should be prepared to give much more than just investment advice over the next 12 months. According to advisors themselves, their role with clients is to guide them through emotional decisions (86%), provide ongoing financial education (71%), help in navigating life events (70%), provide guidance on identifying and achieving life goals (65%) and help with mediating family financial affairs (42%).“Financial advisors see a world in flux in the coming years, and their ability to serve their clients will require a unique pairing of skills,” says David Goodsell, executive director of Natixis Investments Managers’ Centre of Investor Insight, in a statement.“On one hand, they will need a firm analytical grasp of the forces driving the market in order to adjust investment strategy,” he says.“On the other, they will need to understand the motivations of investors to avoid emotional decisions that could disrupt long-term plans. To be successful, advisors will need to be in close communication with their clients, and their advice will need to come from both the right side and the left side of the brain.”The survey was conducted by global company CoreData Research Ltd. in March 2018. The survey included 2,775 financial professionals worldwide and 150 in Canada. Related news Keywords Advisor sentiment,  Client relations,  Investment strategies Young businessman with a red tie shouting furiously at his mobile phone nexusplexus/123RF Leah Golob Higher levels of market volatility, interest rate hikes and possible asset bubbles are all predicted to negatively affect investment returns this year, yet  the biggest challenge advisors might face is managing clients’ emotional behaviour, according to a recent report published by Toronto-based Natixis Investment Managers Canada LP.The Natixis Investment Managers 2018 Global Financial Professionals Survey reveals that 94% of Canadian financial and investment advisors say that preventing clients from making investment decisions based on their feelings is important to their success. Furthermore, 34% of advisors say their clients reacted emotionally to recent market movements and only 43% of advisors believe investors are prepared for a market downturn. Also readHigh-income men more likely to be emotional investors Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Financial advisors have a tough road ahead of them in helping clients prepare for financial obstacles. Specifically, advisors see rising volatility as the largest threat to the markets. Seventy-three percent say it would negatively affect overall performance, followed by asset bubbles (63%), geopolitical events (57%), unwinding of quantitative easing (57%), interest rate increases (56%), low yield environment (55%), regulation (43%), and currency fluctuations (41%).Advisors are also wary of central bank short-term interest rate increases. Approximately 75% say this will adversely affect the housing market, credit market (71%), bond volatility (68%), overall market volatility (65%), consumer spending (62%) and economic growth (53%).“Whether it is buying indiscriminately when markets are rising or selling in a panic when they are declining, investors often make their worst decisions when driven by their emotions,” says Abe Goenka, CEO of Natixis Investment Managers Canada, in a statement.“Advisors have an important role to play in all markets, helping investors to be aware of the harm emotionally driven investing can cause and assisting them in dispassionately examining their goals, risk tolerance and timeframe. Our research shows they are increasingly turning to active managers for the tools and flexibility to diversify their clients’ portfolios and reduce risk.”Also readPreparing your clients for a bear market How focusing on client experience helps advisors get ahead Financial industry not immune to mental health challenges, survey finds Industry calls for safe harbour protections to accompany vulnerable client ruleslast_img read more

Bangladesh Receives $200 Million from World Bank for Safe Water and Sanitation Services in Rural Areas

first_imgBangladesh Receives $200 Million from World Bank for Safe Water and Sanitation Services in Rural Areas The World Bank and the government of Bangladesh today signed a $200 million financing agreement to help 3.6 million people access hygienic sanitation facilities and about 600,000 people access clean water in rural areas.The Rural Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) for Human Capital Development project will help improve water and sanitation services in rural areas in 78 upazilas, covering Sylhet, Chottogram, Rangpur, and Mymensingh divisions. Following a market-driven approach, the project will help build a more hygienic model, offset pit latrines for safe sanitation; and large and small piped water schemes for clean water.It will provide microcredits to both the households and entrepreneurs for water and sanitation facilities. About 309,000 of the poorest households will receive fully subsidized toilets. Besides the household water connections, it will construct around 3,000 community piped water schemes.“Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene practices are key for ensuring better health and building human capital,” said Mercy Tembon, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan. “The project will help prevent diseases and protect citizens from COVID 19 and other infectious diseases by increasing access to quality water and sanitation services at home and public spaces as well as by promoting hand-washing behavior.”The project will install about 312 public toilets and 2,514 hand-washing stations at crowded public places, such as markets and bus stations. About 1,280 community clinics will have new or renovated facilities, both for patients and medical purposes. The project, in a quick and timely manner, will also help address urgent water and sanitation needs arising from COVID 19 pandemic.“Over the last decades, Bangladesh has made commendable progress with almost universal access to basic water supply and elimination of open defecation,” said Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Government of Bangladesh. “Further investments will ensure that all citizens-in cities and villages-have access to safe and improved water and sanitation facilities. This will help Bangladesh achieve Sustainable Development Goals.”The agreement was signed by Fatima Yasmin and Mercy Tembon on behalf of the Government and the World Bank, respectively.The credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association, has a 30-year term, including a five-year grace period.The World Bank was among the first development partners to support Bangladesh following its independence. Since then, the World Bank has committed more than $33.5 billion in grants, interest-free, and concessional credits to the country. /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:agreement, Bangladesh, behavior, Bhutan, building, community, director, entrepreneurs, Government, infectious diseases, pandemic, project, quality, Secretary, sustainable, World Banklast_img read more

TOR Napa Valley Announces the Black Magic Experience and Pritchard Hill…

first_imgReddIt Email Pinterest AdvertisementUltra-Luxe Experiences Offer New Ways to Experience TOR Throughout 20th Anniversary(St. Helena, Calif.—May 24, 2021) – TOR Napa Valley, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021, offers two private, by-appointment-only experiences for intrepid and discerning wine lovers who are looking for highly memorable luxury experiences.The Black Magic ExperienceOnly a select few can ever experience Napa Valley like this. The TOR Black Magic Experience is available on a very limited basis by-appointment-only and is a true behind-the-curtains peek into the life of a vintner at the top of their game and what goes into making 100-point wines at TOR.David Grega, TOR’s longtime Associate Winemaker will host exclusive tours of the hallowed soils of the legendary Vine Hill Ranch, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyards, followed by a delicious culinary experience. Guests will have the rare opportunity to taste a selection of highly rated TOR wines, including the 2018 Black Magic, which was awarded four 100-point scores by The Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni of Vinous, Jeb Dunnuck and International Wine Report ($950 per person, with a four-person minimum)Pritchard Hill Hike & FlightGreg Melanson’s Pritchard Hill vineyard is prime real estate for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Perched approximately 1500 feet above the valley floor, the vineyard shares august neighbors: across from Colgin and adjacent to Continuum and OVID.It’s a stunning and rugged site that is usually not open to the public, however Greg is allowing TOR to bring a small number of people to his top-of-the-world vineyard. Enjoy the magnificent view and hike the vineyard’s steep grade to better understand the nuances of Pritchard Hill Cabernet—truly at its prime under the capable hands and palates of Tor and Winemaker Jeff Ames.After either heart pumping vineyard walk or leisurely stroll, enjoy a tasting of three vintages of TOR’s spectacular Melanson Cabernets paired with small bites. ($350 per person, with a four-person minimum)The Fine PrintTo book either the Black Magic Experience or Pritchard Hill Hike & Flight, please call 707.963.3100 or email [email protected] More information can be found at www.torwines.com.ABOUT TOR NAPA VALLEYTOR Napa Valley produces single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the Napa Valley. The wines are highly coveted and sold exclusively to collectors and some of the world’s finest restaurants and specialist retailers. Tor Kenward has spent more than 40 years in the wine business and established TOR Wines in 2001 to produce wines from only the best blocks in great vineyard sites he knew and revered. In October 2016, Robert M. Parker Jr. said of TOR: “Tor Kenward is using his vast experience in the wine industry and impressive palate to find exceptional terroirs and produce fascinating wines that merit serious attention.”Advertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedin TAGSTOR Napa Valley Share Home Industry News Releases TOR Napa Valley Announces the Black Magic Experience and Pritchard Hill Hike…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessTOR Napa Valley Announces the Black Magic Experience and Pritchard Hill Hike & Flight for Summer/Harvest 2021By Press Release – May 24, 2021 1185 0 Previous articleYountville Locals Day Kicks OffNext article3 Badge Beverage Corp. Reopens Its Tasting Room in Downtown Sonoma  Press Releaselast_img read more