Facebook ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Jay McInerney Joins Town&Country as Wine CriticIndustry News ReleasesJay McInerney Joins Town&Country as Wine CriticBy Press Release – March 19, 2014 14 0 Share Email Twitter Linkedin Pinterest AdvertisementFirst Column to debut in the June/July issue, on newsstands nationwide May 20NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 – Town&Country today announced that acclaimed author and critic Jay McInerney will join the magazine as a monthly contributor, covering wine. McInerney’s first column will appear in the June/July issue, on newsstands nationwide May 20, 2014.“I am a longtime fan of Jay’s writing – both his journalism and his fiction – since he first put pen to paper,” said Fielden. “His wit, his style, his encyclopedic knowledge of wine and his distinctive swagger will transport readers who will take great delight in his many adventures.”Says McInerney, “I’m really looking forward to collaborating with Jay Fielden, with whom I first worked with during his tenure at Men’s Vogue. I love the direction in which he’s taken Town&Country and am eager to continue to add my voice to the magazine on a monthly basis.”McInerney is the latest world-class talent to join Fielden’s Town&Country, along with internationally renowned stylist Nicoletta Santoro, now creative director at large, and executive artistic director Alex Gonzalez. The magazine raised its rate base with the January 2014 issue and has grown 23% in advertising year-over-year.McInerney most recently covered the wine industry at the Wall Street Journal since 2010. He has published several books on the subject, including The Juice (2012), A Hedonist in the Cellar (2007) and Bacchus and Me (2002). In 2006, McInerney won the James Beard MFK Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing for his food and wine work. A prolific author, McInerney’s essays have appeared in such outlets as New York, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair. McInerney is the author of several critically acclaimed novels and collections of short stories which include his debut Bright Lights Big City, as well as Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, How It Ended and The Good Life. McInerney also served as a wine columnist for House & Garden magazine from 1996 – 2007.About Town&CountryTown&Country (www.townandcountrymag.com) has chronicled American life since 1846, always putting an emphasis on people of style and accomplishment who give something back to the world, whether in service, philanthropy or creative endeavor. It is edited with a feeling for storytelling, combining the highest level of reporting with the very best photography. Town&Country is an acute observer of the broader social landscape, documenting notable weddings and parties, chronicling the pastimes and passions of leading figures and families everywhere, and casting an anthropological eye on the lives of the rich and powerful. The magazine is an irreplaceable guide to the very best that the world has to offer – a trusted source of privileged information. Town&Country Weddings, established in 2003, is published twice a year. Town&Country is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2013) and reaches 82 million adults (Fall 2013 MRI gfk). Follow Town&Country on Twitter at @TandCMag.Advertisement Previous articleAfternoon Brief, March 18Next articleAfternoon Brief, March 19 Press Release TAGSJay McInerneyTown&Country
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by Deb Markowitz Every Earth Day, I take time to reflect on the importance of the work we do at the Agency of Natural Resources and how much I appreciate the passion and commitment of our over 600 employees. At ANR, our work to protect the environment is not just a job — it also provides a life of meaning and purpose. We love Vermont and its great outdoors, so we work together to make sure we protect Vermont’s beauty, health and heritage. We conserve state lands. We ensure our soil, air and water are clean. We make it easier for Vermonters to get outside to hunt, fish and recreate. And we plan carefully for a future that reduces our contributions to climate change and prepares us for its impacts.Whenever I meet with other environmental leaders from across the country, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be working on environmental issues in a state that defines itself, in part, by our connection to nature. A recent public opinion survey confirms that the Green Mountain State is filled with people who care about the environment. Nine out of ten surveyed Vermonters believe that open space is essential to their quality of life. The vast majority are active outdoors, viewing wildlife (81%), birdwatching (55%), hiking (61%), camping (36%), fishing (37%), visiting state or national parks (63%), biking (37%), paddling (40%), boating (27%) and hunting (24%).This love of the outdoors translates into broad support for environmental protection. 85% of Vermonters strongly agree (and 13% moderately agree) with the statement that “knowing that Vermont’s native fish and wildlife populations are healthy and surviving well is very important to me even if I don’t get to see them.” 81% of Vermonters strongly agree (and 15% moderately agree) that “threatened and endangered species must be protected.” Vermonters also recognize the significant environmental challenges we face, including global climate change (64%), the spread of invasive species (71%), forest and habitat fragmentation (46%) and the loss of Vermont’s scenic landscape (41%).Vermonters also support reasonable regulation that protects our natural resources. 83% agree that it is okay to limit the right to develop property in order to protect fish and wildlife habitat. Similarly, 75% disagree with the statement that “economic development is more important than wildlife”. ANR’s list of successes continues to grow with this strong backbone of public support. Significant new laws now protect our groundwater, lakes and ponds, preserve wildlife as a public trust, make recycling simple and convenient, guard communities against flooding, and encourage investments in renewable energy alternatives. We have added thousands of acres of land to our state portfolio, prevented and managed invasive species, grown our wood products industry, and carefully planned how we manage our natural resources so that they are protected for future generations. Despite our progress, we still face significant challenges. PFOA pollution in Bennington County drinking water has underscored the need to better understand and regulate the many chemicals in our environment, as well as invest in our environmental cleanup funds. The toxic algae blooms in Lake Champlain remind us that polluted stormwater still hurts our waterways. And, as climate change continues, we are learning how to be resilient in the face of its impacts. We are up for these challenges.This Earth Day (Friday, April 22) I want to acknowledge the diligence of the many Vermonters, especially those at ANR, whose work to protect our environment ensures that Vermont remains a great place to live, work and raise a family. These are our Earth Day heroes!Deb Markowitz – Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
It was a gray cloudy day when I reached Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan over Memorial Day weekend. Very few people were at the refuge; the refuge opened May 15 and it’s still early in the season for visitors. My goal was to find migrating waterfowl and warblers along the open water ponds, forests, and wetlands at Seney. Given the long winter in Michigan, and ice still floating in Lake Superior, I wasn’t sure what birds I would see at the refuge. Driving along the seven-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive auto tour, we peered through the tree branches and out on the wetlands, looking for birds. We saw Canada Geese, Trumpeter Swans, Ring-Necked Ducks, and a few Common Loons on the ponds. As we rounded a bend, I looked up and managed to catch sight of this Bald Eagle, keeping an eye out for food. Further down the road, a flock of Eastern Kingbirds moved quickly amongst the trees lining the road. No warblers could be found. While it wasn’t a big count day for birdwatching, the highlight was spotting the Bald Eagle. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Osprey Family on the MoveIt’s not often I can observe an Osprey family relatively close up. Most Osprey nests I’ve seen in Michigan are a few hundred feet away from shore, making a spotting scope required to observe the birds. Not so with this Osprey family nesting on the western shore of Lake Erie…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Close Encounter With a Bald EagleOne of the most magnificent birds you can see in flight is the Bald Eagle as it glides through the sky with outstretched wings. Last month I watched pairs of eagles riding the thermals during fall migration when I visited the Marshland Museum and Nature Center at the Lake Erie…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Birdwatching at Magee MarshThe boardwalk was congested with people peering through their binoculars at the dense foilage of the forest. There was no option to get past the crowd, but who would want to? Whenever there’s a crowd on the Magee Marsh boardwalk, there’s always a rare sighting of a bird. Did you…In “Nature”
Man City need to beat Bayern Munich to stay alive in the Champions LeagueBayern Munich is already through to the second round of the Champions League, and Manchester City is hoping that will help their own chances of advancing.City needs to beat the Bundesliga champions at home on Tuesday to boost its hopes of making it out of the group.A draw would still be enough for the English champions to remain in the competition if CSKA Moscow and Roma also draw at the same time.Here are some things to know about tonight’s games:WELL-STOCKED SQUADUnbeaten Bayern is coasting through the season despite a host of injuries that would have seriously disrupted less well-stocked rivals.Bastian Schweinsteiger’s return from a nagging knee problem is a timely one with Philipp Lahm, Javi Martinez, David Alaba, Thiago Alcantara, Holger Badstuber, Claudio Pizarro and backup goalkeepers Tom Starke and Pepe Reina all injured. Jerome Boateng picked up a knock in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Hoffenheim but should recover to face his former side.The injuries have not hampered Bayern so far. Only three goals conceded in 12 Bundesliga games is a club record, and Bayern already holds a seven-point league lead.”We’ve got lots of injuries but we can still put out a top side,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.Xabi Alonso has made an immediate impact since joining from Real Madrid, Thomas Mueller is in form and Mario Goetze is displaying his vast potential in his second season at the club.advertisementWith nothing but pride at stake, Pep Guardiola is likely to field an experimental side against City while conserving energy for more important matches ahead.CITY HANGING INManchester City will take heart from its 3-2 win over Bayern last season, when it ended the German side’s Champions League record of 10 straight victories. Again, Bayern was already assured of topping the group and had nothing but pride to play for.City, which came from behind to edge Swansea 2-1 on Saturday, is still looking for its first Champions League win of the campaign and looks like it will exit the competition at the group stage for the third time in four attempts.”We’re really lucky in the Champions League because with two points and two games left we can still qualify if we win our two games,” City midfielder Samir Nasri said. “We need a big reaction. We need a huge performance, because a team like us can’t go out in the first round of the Champions League. So we have to win this game.”Roma and CSKA are both two points ahead of City, which visits Roma for its final group game.THINKING OF HOENESSBayern hasn’t forgotten former president Uli Hoeness, who is serving a 3 1/2-year sentence for tax evasion.Bayern midfielder Franck Ribery told Kicker magazine that he went to visit the 62-year-old Hoeness at the Landsberg am Lech prison in southern Germany.”It was the least I could do. It was important for me, because Hoeness is still a person I very much respect,” Ribery said. “He did a lot for me and you don’t forget that.”Hoeness publicly supported Ribery when the Frenchman faced charges – of which he was later acquitted – that he had sex with an underage prostitute in 2009.”I’m very sad. But he made a good impression. I hope he’ll be out soon,” Ribery said.Bayern has said that Hoeness will take a job in the club’s youth department if he secures day parole in January.LJAJIC IN FORMWith Roma forward Adem Ljajic coming into form, coach Rudi Garcia could consider giving the Serbia international his first Champions League start in Moscow.Ljajic has made two substitute appearances in Europe’s elite club competition but scored in Roma’s past two Serie A matches.”He’s on another level,” said teammate Radja Nainggolan, who scored the other goal in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Atalanta. “He just needs consistency and he’s working really hard for that.”He’s had a lot of criticism and he’s always answered on the pitch. He made the difference.”Ljajic was punched by his coach at Fiorentina, Delio Rossi, after protesting a substitution in May 2012. Rossi was fired, and the next season, Ljajic scored a career-high 11 goals for Fiorentina but again had problems with his coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic.Since transferring to Roma before last season, Ljajic appears to have settled down.Roma is level on points with CSKA, which it beat 5-1 in its opening match.
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England coach Southgate understands Bulgarian angerby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGareth Southgate says England must fix their own racism problems before others, with the Three Lions boss empathising with Bulgarian Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov.Mihaylov was left annoyed after comments from the England camp stating they would walk off if they were subjected to racial abuse when the two countries face in Sofia on Monday.But Southgate insists his team will abide by UEFA’s three-step protocol, which allows the referee stop the match, then take players off the pitch, and if the problem persists an abandonment can be announced.”I can totally understand why the Bulgarian president feels as he does, because we have purely been responding honestly to questions we’ve been asked by you guys,” Southgate told reporters at a press conference on Thursday.”That will then be relayed, however it may be relayed in Bulgaria, and the way that that’s pitched could appear provocative or appear that we’re the people who are laying the subject on the table.”If I was him, and I was only reading those quotes and not knowing the context of why the things were said and the responses were said, then I would feel probably as he does.”We are not trying to create a situation at all, far from it. We’re all hoping that over the next 72 hours, we’re just talking about two football matches.”I think both countries would have a strong desire for that and I have to say again, we don’t look at other countries in a way that we don’t shine a mirror on our own.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
PARIS — The number of yellow vest protesters demonstrating on Paris’ Champs Elysees on Saturday is down sharply on recent weeks.Several yellow vest groups had called for a sixth straight Saturday of protests across France, but their call appears to have fallen on deaf ears in the capital at the start of the Christmas break.In a stark contrast to the chaos of previous weekends, groups of tourists strolled down the avenue near the Arc de Triomphe and the road remained open for traffic.In a protective move, the palace of Versailles just outside Paris will be shut for the day after yellow vest protesters said they will hold a demonstration at the famous chateau that was home to succession of French kings until the French Revolution in 1789.The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The head of the ALS Society of B.C. says that the turnout at Fort St. John’s first-ever Walk for ALS was incredibly inspiring, and that the inaugural event was a massive success.ALS Society executive director Wendy Toyer says that an incredible 261 walkers came out to the green space at the corner of 100th and 100th on Sunday for the walk. Toyer said that she was blown away to learn that the event raised over $60,000 for the ALS Society to help fund research into a cure for ALS, which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Toyer said that the event’s volunteer coordinator Audrey Jones is a teacher at Charlie Lake Elementary School, which raised over $15,000 of the $60,000 total. “I couldn’t believe it, it was just incredible,” said Toyer. “It was a magical day, it was so well-organized, it was so well-attended. It was over the top.” Toyer said that she was blown away by all the donations that were brought in, including a barbecue, raffle, auction, and 50/50 draw. She added that the Society is incredibly excited to host the Walk for ALS in the Energetic City next year, and hopes that the 2019 Walk will beat this year’s fundraising tally.
MEG announced Thursday it has signed a three-year deal with Cenovus Energy Inc. to move 30,000 barrels per day through its Edmonton-area crude-by-rail loading terminal to markets in the U.S. Gulf Coast where it expects to get better prices.The Calgary-based company reported record production during the third quarter ended Sept. 30 of almost 99,000 barrels per day of bitumen, up from 83,000 bpd in the same period last year.Evans said it will advance a 20-day maintenance shutdown scheduled for next year to the current quarter to avoid current low prices, likely reducing fourth-quarter output by 4,000 to 6,000 bpd.“We believe that MEG offers one of the greatest value propositions in the Canadian oil and gas business so it’s not a surprise that a company like Husky would see that value and want to participate in our assets, technology, people and our upside,” he said.“The fact that Husky by their own statement has agreed just how valuable we are is flattering. However, everything comes at a price.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of MEG Energy Corp. says shareholders should continue to ignore a hostile takeover bid by Husky Energy Inc. because “by their own admission, Husky can afford to pay a lot more.”Derek Evans, on his first financial reporting conference call since being named CEO earlier this year, says Husky’s $11 per share cash-and-stock offer made in September is actually now worth just $9.61 because of changing share values.He says the offer is opportunistic because MEG produces only raw bitumen from its steam-driven oilsands wells, making any production that can’t get to U.S. markets subject to severe, but temporary, price discounts for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend crude.