2008 Year End Tourism Stats Available

first_imgNova Scotia welcomed almost 2,080,000 visitors in 2008 and the economic impact of the province’s tourism industry reached $1.33 billion, on par with 2007. The total number of visitors to the province decreased by three per cent in 2008, while the number of room nights sold increased by 25,000 or one per cent. “We held our own in 2008 and are doing all we can to attract visitors in 2009,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “We are set to launch our new marketing plan, which focuses on growth markets with easy access to Nova Scotia, increased emphasis on social media, developing compelling visitor experiences and building even stronger relationships with our industry partners.” The downward trend of American visitors to Canada continued in 2008, with 33,100 or 15 per cent fewer visitors from the United States. The number of visitors from other parts of Canada also decreased slightly by 27,700 or two per cent. There was a one percent increase or 900 more overseas visitors. Overall in 2008, the majority of visitors, 87 per cent, came from other parts of Canada, with nine per cent from the United States, and four per cent from overseas. About 67 per cent of visitors to Nova Scotia travelled by road, with the remaining 33 per cent arriving by air. Room nights sold across the province increased by one per cent overall, however results varied from region to region. Nova Scotia’s comprehensive system for reporting tourism statistics includes counting overnight visitors, excluding Nova Scotia residents, at all entry points to the province, and gathering the number of room nights sold from all licensed accommodation operators. Detailed tourism statistics and the 2009 Tourism Outlook can be found on the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc/pubs/insights .last_img read more

Turkish inflation eases from 15year high as lira recovers

first_imgISTANBUL — Official figures show that Turkey’s inflation rate eased in November in the wake of a firmer currency, which kept a lid on import prices.The Turkish Statistical Institute said Monday that consumer prices in the year to November were up 21.6 per cent, down from October’s 15-year high rate of 25.2 per cent.Turkey’s national currency hit an all time low this summer over concerns about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies and a diplomatic and trade spat with the United States.Improved relations with the U.S. and a big 6.25 per cent interest rate hike have helped shore up the Turkish lira in recent months. Tax cuts and discounted prices have also helped rein in inflation.The Associated Presslast_img

SC cancels bail granted to exJharkhand minister Yogendra Sao

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled the bail of former Jharkhand minister Yogendra Sao, against whom several cases of rioting and instigating violence have been registered.A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde said it is satisfied that have been breach of bail conditions imposed on Sao in December 2017 as his “unauthorised presence” was found in Jharkhand. Sao had been directed to stay in Bhopal. The apex court comprising justices S A Nazeer and Indira Banerjee transferred the trial in 18 criminal cases against Sao and his MLA wife Nirmala Devi, an accused in similar cases, from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand to Ranchi. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’However, the top court rejected the state government’s plea seeking cancellation of Devi’s bail, saying the deviations in bail conditions in her case were minor in nature. It refused to accept Devi’s prayer to allow her to stay in Patna instead of Bhopal. On January 21, the Jharkhand government had told the apex court that Sao was threatening an investigating officer posted in Barkagaon police station in Hazaribagh district and a case has been registered against him. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe state government had asked for cancellation of Sao and Devi’s bail, saying they were not staying in Bhopal as directed by the top court and also did not attend trial court proceedings when they were in Jharkhand. On January 15, the apex court had asked Sao and his wife to explain on how many occasions they did not attend trial court proceedings despite being in the state. The top court had also asked the couple about the circumstances in which they were out of Bhopal, saying the exception granted to them was that they would enter Jharkhand only to attend trial court proceedings. Both Sao and Devi were granted bail on December 15, 2017, by the top court and they were directed to stay in Bhopal as a bail condition. They were allowed to visit Jharkhand only for court hearings under police protection after intimating Bhopal superintendent of police. The Jharkhand government has said that out of 260 days, Sao had been in Jharkhand for more than 150 days and hardly spent 25 days in Bhopal. It has claimed that Sao travelled out of Bhopal on 24 occasions, out of which he travelled to Delhi a dozen times. It has said that in 11 cases registered against Sao, charges were not framed by the trial judge as he did not appear before the court despite directions from the top court. It has said several criminal cases were pending against the couple. The cases are at various stages of trial, including at the level of framing of charges, where their presence is needed. The apex court had taken exception to the charge framing order passed by a court in Jharkhand through instant messaging application WhatsApp. It had wondered how this kind of a “joke” was allowed to happen in a court of law in India. A lower judge in Hazaribagh district had put Sao on trial by pronouncing the order framing charges against them through a WhatsApp call. Both Sao and Devi had challenged the order in apex court, saying the trial judge had on April 19 last year framed charges against them through a WhatsApp call despite they raising objections to it. The apex court took serious note of it and observed that this process cannot be allowed, and administration of justice cannot be allowed to be brought into disrepute. The couple had sought transfer of their cases from Jharkhand to New Delhi. Both Devi and Sao were accused in a case relating to violent clashes between villagers and police in 2016 in which four persons were killed. Sao was a minister in the Hemant Soren government in August 2013.last_img read more

Annan urges business cooperatives to pursue mergers to succeed

In a message to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Mr. Annan urged cooperatives “to adapt to the new realities of the wider marketplace.”He said cooperatives – where members of an association or group form an economic business and then share any profits or losses equally between them – can take advantage of globalization, using information technology and expanding their product range to expand beyond their traditionally local concerns.Mr. Annan stressed that developing networks among cooperatives allows them to share marketing opportunities and financial know-how. He also suggested they consider mergers.“Where meaningful, the mergers of cooperatives within sectors can help reduce costs, raise efficiencies and increase bargaining power,” he said.But the Secretary-General added that governments and international organizations must play their part to ensure that cooperatives and other small businesses can enjoy a level playing field in the world economy. read more

Montpellier beats Chambery in French derby

In the derby of the 17th round in French Ligue 1, Montpellier beat Chambery by just 1 goal. Despite missing two key players, Chambery were able to make the game interesting by keeping constant pressure on Montpellier, which was led by Kavticnik and Gajic – scoring 6 goals each. In the end, Montpellier took the win with 28:27 (14:13). For Chambery, Basic scored 9 goals. basicChamberyfrancekarabatickavticnikMontpellier ← Previous Story Voting for the Best player of EHF CL Pr.Round (Day 5): “Dead heat” between Lazarov and Jurecki Next Story → Wilbek: Hansen has it all!

Spider silk turned into electrical wire with carbon nanotubes

first_imgSpiders are good for more than keeping insect populations in check and giving us all the creeps. A team of researchers at Florida State University has found a way to conduct electricity with spider silk. This advancement could bring spider silk wiring to the gadgets of the future.Spider silk has been of intense research interest for years due to its incredible properties. It is stronger than steel at the same thickness, and more impact resistant than kevlar. One of the few things spider silk isn’t naturally good for is conducting electricity. The researchers may have solved that using one of our favorite materials — carbon nanotubes. The silk was coated with the tiny straws of carbon atoms, which allowed the silk to carry a charge.The silk was gathered from a golden silk orb-weaver spider (Nephila clavipes), which is found throughout the southern US. This species is famous for producing very long strands of silk that are easy to collect. After being treated with carbon nanotubes, the silk was not only conductive, it was 300 times stronger.This super durable spider silk was used to create a proof-of-concept device to measure a person’s heart rate, thus proving that is was conductive. Even though these strands of silk were incredibly resilient, they are believed to be biodegradable.There are a few barriers between this experiment and conductive spider silk wiring. The silk can still stretch along its length, which affects the conductivity. Additionally, it’s expensive to produce, and the long term effects of exposure to carbon nanotubes is not fully understood. maybe someday, though.[Image credit: ‘SandFlash]last_img read more

Examining the controversy at SANDAG over Transnet Funds

first_img Updated: 5:27 PM Examining the controversy at SANDAG over Transnet Funds KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The year long battle over roads versus transit has taken on a new dimension. The hiring of a new Executive Director at SANDAG, Hasn Ikhrata, has cause tension and division within the agency.KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports that SANDAG determines how Transnet funds from a half cent increase in the sales tax from 2004 is spent on local transportation project, mostly the roads.This attempt by the new executive director to shift funds from promised road projects to transit projects only has caused friction.County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar walked out of last week’s meeting after Ikhrata reportedly tried to silence board members who didn’t support his plan.RELATED STORY: Supervisor Gaspar explains SANDAG’s proposal to install black boxes on all vehicles to track every mile you drive Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics, Traffic & Accidents Tags: SANDAG, Transnet FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time/Part-Time Assistant Manager at Panera BreadPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Compliance Services Associate at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Regulatory Specialist at SOVOS CompliancePart-Time Sales Associate at Nouria EnergyFull-Time Manager of Client Services at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Program Manager at NuPath, Inc.Full-Time Delivery Driver at Keystone Automotive IndustriesFull-Time/Part-Time Crew Members & Shift Leaders at Dunkin Donuts(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons UniFirst Earns Spot On Selling Powers Annual 50 Best

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a press release from Wilmington’s UniFirst:UniFirst Corporation, an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility service products, has ranked on Selling Power magazine’s 2019 list of the “50 Best Companies to Sell for.” This is the 16th consecutive year UniFirst has been included on the list.To make their determination, the Selling Power research team evaluated companies in the following areas: compensation and benefits; hiring, sales training, and sales enablement: and customer retention. The list encompasses companies of all sizes—with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands.“UniFirst is committed to continually investing in our 14,000-plus employee Team Partners around the globe and has successfully built a world-class sales force dedicated to always putting the customer first,” says David Katz, UniFirst senior vice president, sales and marketing. “It’s their dedication, along with the ability to deliver outstanding service, that contribute to our continuous growth and ongoing success year after year.”Selling Power magazine publisher and CEO Gerhard Gschwandtner says it is vital to recognize companies that are creating excellent sales teams today.“Successful sales teams know how to embrace change,” says Gschwandtner. “That could be in the form of technology or in the form of process. Each organization featured on the 50 Best Companies to Sell For list represents an elite, agile selling environment that understands how to lead in their market.”For more on UniFirst, or Selling Power magazine, you may visit their websites: UniFirst.com and www.sellingpower.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s UnFirst Earns Top-10 Spot On Apparel Magazine’s List of ‘America’s Leading Apparel Companies’In “Business”Wilmington’s UniFirst Featured On Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies To Sell For” List For 2017In “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst Earns Top Rankings For 2018 In Both Selling Power & Apparel MagazinesIn “Business”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday Feb 23 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowSpicer says feds likely to boost enforcement of anti-marijuana lawsLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said today he expects the Department of Justice will step up enforcement of federal marijuana laws. No details yet on how this will affect states that have set up recreational marijuana industries.Alaska sees positive federal signals on individual insurance marketAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Walker administration is asking the federal government to take on much of the cost of supporting the individual insurance market. And early interest in the program from the Trump administration is raising its hopes.House Science to EPA: drop Pebble Mine vetoDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamIn a letter Wednesday to new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the chairman of the House Science Committee asked that the agency rescind its 2014 veto of the Pebble Mine. EPA proposed the preemptive Clean Water Act restrictions based on findings from its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, and did so with the support of many area tribes, fishermen, and environmental groups.Walker wants Trump on-board the gaslineRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThroughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to increase the nation’s infrastructure spending. After Trump was elected, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, sent the new president an infrastructure wishlist from the state. At the top of that list is the state-led $45 billion gasline project.Against the odds, proving solar can power AlaskaRachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAlaska’s solar industry lags behind other states. But with prices dropping dramatically around the world, more entrepreneurs are seeing an opportunity.Alaska Aces hockey team to fold after this seasonJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe state’s only professional sports franchise, the Alaska Aces, will fold after this season. The decision was announced Thursday (Feb. 23).New Iditarod two-way communication rules for safety, not advantageZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDuring last year’s Iditarod, an intoxicated snowmachiner struck Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle’s teams on a section of the trail heading into Nulato. And the implications of that event are shaping aspects of this year’s Iditarod.last_img read more

Why You Should Consider an IT Audit

first_img Q: Does my company need an IT audit? Will it improve our bottom line?What about it? Nicole McMackin of Irvine Technology.Photo© Jeff ClarkA: Business owners looking for practical recommendations to improve or leverage their information technology (IT) and gain critical efficiencies should consider conducting an IT audit. “An IT audit is an in-depth analysis of a company’s technical environment, including its existing computer applications, hardware infrastructure, IT plan and IT-related personnel,” says Nicole McMackin, managing partner at Irvine Technology, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based company that conducts such audits for businesses around the world. “The audit usually results in a detailed written report and guide that recommend a strategic business initiative pertaining to rightsizing internal and external IT practices and systems.”We asked McMackin for the how, the why and the bottom-line benefits.When should business owners consider conducting an IT audit?When IT budgets are out of line with current economic conditions–notwithstanding timely strategic initiatives–and when IT isn’t meeting the basic reporting requirements necessary to make tactical decisions in a rapidly changing or competitive marketplace. Another time to consider an audit is when human resource issues cause factions of competing interests that aren’t consistent with strategic direction. And also when IT projects consistently overrun budgets or consistently don’t meet expectations.How can business owners figure out when their IT budgets are out of line with economic conditions?Unfortunately, there isn’t a formula. It’s more the ability of key executives to evaluate their current situation and adjust their strategic and tactical plans to match. What’s needed is a close look at IT expenditures to determine if they are justified. Warning signs are when sales remain moribund, cuts are imminent in other departments or there are overall reductions in the workplace.How can an IT audit help a company’s bottom line?A company that is well-positioned in its marketplace will often increase its IT budget in a recession to increase its competitiveness when the economy improves. But companies that are not so well-positioned–either because they have little or no expectation for an immediate turnaround in sales, or are unable to secure financing for day-to-day operations–will find that an audit will accurately determine if IT expenditures are sustainable and what should be considered for reduction in spending, mothballing or elimination.Can a business without an IT department benefit from an audit?When IT is an unknown entity, that’s perhaps the best time for a new or emerging business to conduct an audit. IT audits help answer many questions, including, “Do I need my own IT team?” This story appears in the February 2012 issue of . Subscribe » February 6, 2012 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

How Kids Can Use Screen Time to Their Advantage

first_imgRead MoreHow to Reverse Infertility • Tools for Fetal Surgery • Save the Preemies • The Year’s Best Tech Playthings • Cashing in on Kiddie YouTube • The #MiniMilah Effect • A Brief History of Digital Worries • Solving Health Issues at All StagesThis article appears in the April issue. Subscribe now. I don’t think I’m the only parent who frets about their kids’ screen time. The Phineas and Ferb binges. Saturday nights playing Uncharted. It’s all turning their brains to sausage, right? Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik wants us to take a deep breath—and focus less on how much kids use tech and more on how kids can use tech to their advantage.WIRED: You’ve spoken about the quality of screen time being more important than quantity, but I still suspect that it’s all terrible.Gopnik: Think of high quality as children interacting with a screen while a caregiver is also involved and engaged. Children learn from that kind of interactivity in much the same way that watching a movie with an adult is better than watching something by themselves.But don’t you think that phones sort of supplant play?There are plenty of mindless things that you could be doing on a screen. But there are also interactive, exploratory things that you could be doing. My grandson is learning how to play chess, and that’s something that you can do on a screen—in real life, you have to actually find another person to play with you. If you have the right kinds of apps, you can do the same kind of exploration that children are doing in play. He also loves Google Maps—he wants to know where he is and see what’s around the corner. That’s a good example of what you can do with a screen that you couldn’t really do in real life.Social media, though, strikes me as junk food—like dopamine Cheetos.If your friends give you a Like, well, it would be bad if you didn’t produce dopamine. Now, what the studies show is kids who are messed up or vulnerable in real life are going to be vulnerable on social media. But mostly kids interact through social media or through texting the same way that, in the past, they would have done in other ways.You must have some hard and fast rules about screen time though.Using screens at night disrupts sleep—that’s bad. And some friends of mine have a technology Shabbat: Everybody in the family turns off all the screens on Friday night. Then, on Saturday night, everybody can switch back on.last_img read more

Antonio Banderas to star in film about Chilean miracle miners

first_imgNo related posts. NEMOCÓN, Colombia – At the bottom of a dank salt mine in Colombia, a 200-strong film crew featuring Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is reconstructing the incredible tale of 33 miners buried alive for 69 days in Chile in 2010.Actors from multiple countries work in suffocating heat on “The 33,” which traces the unlikely survival of the men trapped deep underground after a collapse at the San José copper mine in the Atacama desert.“It’s not just about the physical ordeal these 33 men went through – it’s about the emotional one, of wondering if they would live or die, or if they would go crazy waiting to find out,” Gregg Brilliant, a spokesman for the U.S. film production, told AFP.To depict the incredible story that unfolded more than 600 meters (1,970 feet) underground, the production team chose to film at two sites outside the Colombian capital, Bogotá.Behind a security cordon, curious onlookers try to catch a glimpse of a star, but their Hollywood hopes are repeatedly dashed.In the salt mines of Nemocón, the humid and musty environment combine with the thin mountain air to recreate the oppressive atmosphere at San José, located 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Chile’s capital, Santiago.The film recounts the story of the mine accident and how all 33 men – 32 Chileans and a Bolivian – eventually escaped in a spectacular rescue operation watched around the world.Banderas, 53, will play Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic de facto leader of the group.French actress Juliette Binoche, who replaced Jennifer López in the cast, and U.S. actors Martin Sheen and James Brolin also star in the film.Under the guidance of Mexican-born U.S. director Patricia Riggen, the actors sweat profusely, keeping make-up artists hard at work before each take.“The ambiance is real. You don’t have to act so much,” said Lou Diamond Phillips, who plays Luis Urzua, the mining team’s shift leader nicknamed “Don Lucho” who organized the men’s food supply during their ordeal.Hard to show weight loss on screenProducers relied heavily on a vast trove of data about the incident, including the miners’ medical reports, to make the film as authentic as possible.Depicting the weight loss of the miners, who survived on tins of tuna and small sips of milk, proved a major obstacle.Head of makeup Ana Lozano said that recreating the miners’ emaciated look was her most complicated task. Despite dieting, none of the actors were able to lose as much weight as the men they portrayed.The film crew played with light and shadow effects to mark the outline of the miners’ ribs and experimented with small prosthetic devices to accentuate their eyes.Latex was used to simulate the redness and peeling of their skin.After filming wraps in Colombia, the team will head in early 2014 to the Atacama desert, Brilliant said.Binoche will make her debut on set in the desert as Dario Segovia’s sister, who organized a makeshift village near the mine where family and media gathered to await news of the miners.“The film isn’t just about the event itself – it’s about the people, both above and below ground, who held onto their love and their hope to pull them through what seemed like an impossible rescue,” said Brilliant.The movie, however, will not recount the story’s real-life ending, which is less joyous.The men’s fame neither lasted nor brought them the fortune for which they had once hoped.“We are like a big family, but with each going his own way,” Urzua, the real “Don Lucho”, told AFP from Chile. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Pets and apartments dont mix in UAEs Ajman

first_img Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories Comments   Share   AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Apartment dwellers in a part of the United Arab Emirates have received blanket eviction notices _ for their pets.Officials in Ajman, an emirate north of Dubai, have banned pets such as dogs and cats from apartments and put a two-dog limit for single-family houses. Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper on Monday quotes top Ajman official Sheik Rashid Humaid Al Nuaimi as saying the new rule will be phased in, starting now, for health and sanitary reasons. 5 ways to recognize low testosteronecenter_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The report says pets will be only allowed in single-family homes with outdoor space.Pet ownership is not part of traditional Emirati culture, but the UAE has millions of expatriate residents who have dogs, cats and other pets.Ajman is one of seven semi-autonomous emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in the UAE.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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This situation continued not only for all of January but for all of February as well.”Chilean imports only began to ramp up toward the end of February, causing the market to fall, he says. “We expect the March market to remain in the range it has fallen to, but with more weakness in reds than in greens. We are also seeing that there is a continued premium for new grape varieties as opposed to traditional varieties,” says Gene Coughlin, Vanguard’s vice president of sales.”We expect the April market for greens to be very strong due to lack of good quality late greens. The red market for April is still unknown and will be determined in great part by the Chilean Crimson volume that may or may not flow into North America.”The peak of the Chilean volume is expected to arrive beginning around this week, made up mostly of Crimsons and Thompsons, which will likely result in a further market dip, Winkelmann said. Thompsons are expected to be available through March and Crimsons through most of April.Peruvian Fruit is anticipated to be in good supply through March especially with Sweet Celebrations and Jack’s Salutes on the reds, and Sweet Sapphires on the blacks. For the greens, Sweet Globes and Ivory’s are expected to taper off over the coming weeks. Huge increase in Chilean D’Agen plum exports to Ch … Chile expecting U.S. to lift blueberry fumigation … March 14 , 2019 This story is exclusive to Fresh Fruit Portal. If you would like to reproduce any elements of it on other sites or publications, please make a request to our editorial team at news@freshfruitportal.com Chilean season running lowerBy early March Chile had shipped close to around 25 million boxes of table grapes to global markets. Winkelmann said that total anticipated volume from the world’s top exporter was expected to be between 80-85 million boxes, which would be 20% lower than last year.”Copiapo and El Huasco Valley (Region III) have completed their seedless grape harvest with some Red Globes remaining to be harvested through the second week in March,” Coughlin said. “Reductions in volume from this region are primarily due to redevelopment work on Flame Seedless and Sugarone ranches.””There has also been a significant reduction in volume from Ovalle and Vicuña Valleys (Region IV). After three months of harvest, volumes reported are down by over 35% compared to the prior season primarily due to quality and condition not meeting the requirements of the export markets.  “In the Aconcagua Valley (Region V) expectations were positive. Record high temperatures meant a fast harvest and here too the volumes are down over the prior season. The Region VI harvest is underway with similar indications of reduced volumes compared to prior years.”Strong growth from PeruThe Peruvian season is going strong with shipments as of early March up 39% year-on-year at 44 million boxes. Winkelmann notes that the “true highlight” of Vanguard’s Peruvian season this year has been the new packhouse operation which allows for a range of packing styles and types – a significant advantage when packing multiple varieties for all types of customers in over 25 countries with superior cooling and cold chain control.  “Our volumes from Peru continue to increase,” he says. “We are a fully integrated in our grape category – we grow it, we pack it, we ship it and we sell it.  We have complete control over the supply chain which is a tremendous differentiator.”Vanguard Direct, the company’s California-based marketing arm, is estimated to account for over 30% of Peru’s intellectual property (IP) varieties into the U.S. and Canada, with that figure expected to grow to over 40% by 2020.”We grow only seedless IP varieties, proven to produce the best possible eating experience for customers, which means repeat sales and increased velocity of sales for our retail partners,” he says.”We have the supply – Vanguard’s volumes mean that we can provide high quality, food safety assured grapes in volumes throughout the Southern Hemisphere production window. This allows us to support our retail partners grape category needs from January through April.”In addition to our current all-star lineup of Sweet Celebration, Jack’s Salute, Sugar Crisp, Sweet Globe, Ivory, Sweet Sapphire, and Sweet Favor we are currently planting Autumn Crisp, Midnight Beauty, Adora, Allison and Candy Hearts.”The Washington-based company also anticipates a “very strong” green market in the U.S. in April due to supply shortages and also says it will handle a rising proportion of Peruvian IP varieties in the North American country over the coming years.You will be able to find more information on topics such as this at the inaugural Global Grape Summit, which will take place alongside the London Produce Show and Conference on June 5th, 2019. 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