Greater Emphasis on Marketing – Dr. Tufton

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that greater emphasis is now being placed on marketing in the agricultural sector, with the establishment of a marketing unit in the Ministry.“I am encouraging our farmers, all agricultural organisations, such as the Jamaica Agricultural Society, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, and other related groups, to partner with the stakeholders of agriculture, whether it be suppliers of agricultural produce, or the manufacturers, because for agriculture to be sustainable, it requires a partnership,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton was addressing the annual Montpelier Agricultural and Industrial Show, in St. James, on April 13. Hundreds of farmers from across St. James participated in the event.Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton (C), pets a rabbit as he toured display booths at the annual Montpelier Agricultural and Industrial Show, held at the Montpelier Show Grounds in St. James on April 13. At second right is President of the St. James Association of Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Glendon Harris.“Over the last year or so, we have seen a marketing unit established in the Ministry. We have hired a marketing officer for every parish, including St. James, and we have four marketing experts at the Ministry, to complete a complement of 18 marketing officers within the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and the Ministry network, who will understand what the market requires and use that information to influence the farmers to grow more of what the market requires,” the Minister said.Stressing that the consumer is an important stakeholder who is critical to the success of the sector’s primary production, Dr. Tufton said that, “too often we ignore the requirements and the demands of the consuming public in our efforts to produce locally.”Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton (C), admires this enormous piece of yam as he toured display booths at the annual Montpelier Agricultural and Industrial Show, held on the Montpelier Show Grounds in St. James on April 13.“One of the things that we have tried to do over the past year and a half, is to try and understand what the Jamaican consumer as well as others may require from us as farmers, and use that information to encourage our farmers to produce a certain quality and a certain product type, so that they will have less of a difficulty to sell what they produce,” he said.Dr. Tufton pointed out that over the past year, the Government had increased the technical support to farmers, by adding some 60 new extension officers to the RADA complement.“Every parish has so far seen levels of improvement and we are presently recruiting some 14 animal health technicians, one for each parish. So in a parish, you are going to have, not only a livestock officer to help you with best practices in animal husbandry, you are going to have an animal health technician, supervised by the Veterinary Services Division, to provide farmers with basic medical care for animals,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton also told the farmers that by the end of the month, St. James would benefit from the availability of a tractor, as 14 new tractors are to arrive in the island, to be deployed across the country, under a tractor leasing scheme. “This will help the farmers to prepare their land at a low cost, and to boost their productivity,” the Minister said. RelatedGreater Emphasis on Marketing – Dr. Tufton RelatedGreater Emphasis on Marketing – Dr. Tufton RelatedGreater Emphasis on Marketing – Dr. Tuftoncenter_img Greater Emphasis on Marketing – Dr. Tufton AgricultureApril 15, 2009 Advertisementslast_img read more

How to Market Your Wine Before It’s Bottled

first_imgFacebook TAGSExpert EditorialfeaturedOutshinery Supporting wineries from around the world, Outshinery expands what wine communication can be with a level of creativity never before seen in the industry. The need for digital transformation is more evident now than ever before, and we are here to accelerate your brand with visuals.Get started for free with a complimentary Bottle Shot and Lifestyle Image from Outshinery. All online, in as little as 48 hours, no physical samples needed.**For those new to Outshinery only. Home Wine Business Editorial Expert Editorial How to Market Your Wine Before It’s BottledWine Business EditorialExpert EditorialHow to Market Your Wine Before It’s BottledBy Expert Editorial – April 9, 2020 495 0 AdvertisementDon’t depend on your bottling date to build excitement and encourage sales for upcoming releases! 5 steps you can take today to be ready for the uncharted times ahead.There are many things we can’t control. While much is uncertain nowadays, there are some tasks that can be executed today that will benefit your winery or brand in the long term. One of those is marketing and customer engagement. Now more than ever your audience is looking at a screen (or two, or three) for information, entertainment, and shopping. You probably have taken this into consideration already and rolled out live videos, virtual tastings, social media ad campaigns, or other new ways to shrink the physical distance with technology.These efforts shouldn’t be limited to the products that you’ve got in stock now. What if you could get ahead by marketing wine that hasn’t yet been bottled and build interest early for an upcoming release?Get your wine onlineDouble-check that your online store is ready to go with up-to-date tasting notes, and other relevant information. This is a game-changer when it comes to selling DtC because your audience can see exactly what they are buying, especially if your current marketing is pushing them online to take advantage of special offers. This means, no missing photos, all vintages are up to date, and your storefront is consistent across your entire portfolio. In turn, you build consumer trust and increase your average DtC order when the wine is ready to sell.Be ready for anythingConsider the material and information you’ll need to populate newsletters, tasting room materials (for when consumers come flooding back), print marketing and more. Provide your distributor with technical information ahead of schedule, so they can design shelf-talkers, tech sheets, and other sales materials that make you stand out from the crowd. Stay timely and relevantWhile your customers rely on technology for connections, ask your winemaker to record a live-from-the-cellar video message about the upcoming release. Your audience can learn insider details on how the wine was grown and crafted and get exclusive tasting impressions as she has a barrel tasting.Meanwhile, use your social media and communication resources to build early excitement by promoting your free shipping deal, or releasing a teaser about an upcoming virtual tasting. If you know your wine will be ready soon, now is the time to let customers know.Go behind the scenesTake your audience on a vineyard walking tour, via a live chat on social media or a blog post with video. Do this on a couple of different days, so they can experience the weather, or seasonal changes. Your audience is likely stuck inside, and they’ll relish the sound of birds and the hints of green on the vines that thrive on your property. This becomes an opportunity to teach and share your ethos, such as reasoning for the trellis system, the vitality of beneficial insects, or the value of biodiversity on your estate. “Show and tell” is an excellent way to build excitement for a new wine, because your audience can experience the texture of its origin for themselves.Prepare for the return to “normal”There will be a time when customers come back to the tasting room, and when they do it will be all hands on deck to make the transition to whatever a “normal” lifestyle entails. Strategize by knocking out marketing plans for the harvest season or winter holidays by creating your imagery and calendar before the rush. Think about which wines you’ll have bottled during the latter half of the year, and get prepared now. Take charge of timing and avoid a pile-up (and the associated stress) during busy business segments. By prepping a press release or member communication in advance of the rollout, you free up time for more time-sensitive tasks that are sure to crop up later on.While there are still a lot of uncertainties in the times ahead, wineries should be empowered to better market themselves. By planning ahead, you can achieve better quality and control when it comes to your brand image and marketing. There has never been a better time to get ready for whatever happens next!  ReddIt Share Previous articleOrnellaia 2017 “Solare” Makes Its Debut on the MarketNext articleMartignetti Companies Commits $250k to Hospitality Industry Employees Affected by COVID-19 Expert Editorialcenter_img Twitter Expert EditorialBy Outshinery Advertisement Pinterest Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Criminal Law Section ready to make the case for funding

first_img December 15, 2008 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Criminal Law Section ready to make the case for funding Senior EditorEducation and solidarity will be keys to improving — or at least preventing or mitigating further deterioration — of funding for Florida’s courts and related agencies.Those were among the conclusions reached by participants at the Criminal Law Section’s final budget summit, held December 3 at the Bar headquarters in Tallahassee. “I think we’ve focused some attention, particularly in the Bar, on the problems the criminal justice system is facing,” said section Chair Donnie Murrell, who organized the summit. “For the first time in a long time, we’re going to the Legislature united as a criminal justice system.“We’ve succeeded in that respect. Whether we’re successful in getting more money or lessening the pain, it’s too soon to say.”The section has hired former state attorney and former state Sen. Rod Smith to help lobby for a better fiscal deal for prosecutors, public defenders, and criminal courts, which are suffocating under recent budget cuts of 10 percent or more. Officials fear more cuts because of the continuing recession and economic forecasts of falling state revenues.Eighth Circuit Public Defender Rick Parker noted the courts, prosecutors, and public defenders had their budgets cut in October 2007, last March, and again last May. That was followed by budget holdbacks for the first and second quarters of the current budget years, although those holdbacks are smaller than first proposed.“Given the history, I think you need to say the system needs to be exempt from any further reductions,” Parker said. “We’ve taken all we can handle.”Several participants noted an additional 5 percent reduction for courts and related agencies would save the state only about $60 million, or less than 0.1 percent of the overall state budget.“It isn’t going to save the state,” Parker said of that figure. “It isn’t the solution to their problem.”Buddy Jacobs, representing the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, said summit participants need to remind legislators that public safety is a paramount government duty.“The United States and Florida constitutions say the reason for government is to protect the citizens,” Jacobs said. “I would adopt the position that you must make a distinction between what we do and the rest of the budget. There are programs that perhaps the state could do without, but it can’t do without the courts and the prosecutors and the public defenders, and also the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.. . . These are the things that keep order in our society.”He added that support from the business community, which can testify about the impacts of cutbacks on the courts and criminal justice system, is essential.Smith said that those seeking to protect the criminal justice system need to focus on more than just the courts as a separate branch of government, since public defenders, state attorneys, law enforcement, and corrections — all part of the criminal justice system — belong to other branches.He also warned that commonly discussed solutions, such as getting a set percentage of state revenues for the courts or finding a dedicated source of funding and having it put in a trust fund, are long-term answers and may have their own drawbacks. For example, any trust funding revenues are likely to be offset by reductions in general revenue appropriations, and the trust funds could be raided by the Legislature, Smith noted.Getting a fixed and protected percentage of state revenues will require a constitutional amendment, he said, which means a two- to four-year effort and $3 million to collect signatures.Smith said his goals are to first educate legislators. The former prosecutor noted a common reaction to telling lawmakers that he’s representing the Criminal Law Section is to be asked when he abandoned the prosecution side of the courtroom. That’s because lawmakers don’t understand that the section is made up equally of prosecutors, public and private defense lawyers, and law professors.Similarly, many don’t understand the differences between the Bar and its sections, or even between the Bar and the private Florida Justice Association, he said.Second, he will push for improved funding for all parts of the criminal justice system.“We’re going to try to float the whole boat upward,” Smith said. “We’re here about the guys who put criminals in prison. We’re here for the guys who defend people against injustice. I am here to try to help explain to people who fundamentally don’t understand how the system differentiates.”Both he and Jacobs warned the upcoming legislative session will be extremely difficult, with Jacobs, a veteran lobbyist, calling it “the hardest session I’ve ever seen.”Smith added, “Even with this last economic report [showing state revenues continuing to decline], I don’t think people have an idea how bad it is going to get.”On a related matter, Bar General Counsel Paul Hill reported that the deliberations of the section’s summit meeting will be part of the Bar’s January 16 meeting on the budget crisis. He also said the Bar will be getting a report from the Washington Economics Group on the business and other impacts of fiscal cuts to the courts. Criminal Law Section ready to make the case for fundinglast_img read more

Air Water bangs double-digit growth

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UWF Holds Off Wilmington, Wins 76-65

first_img Darryl McGhee earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the McDonald Fleming Moorhead UWF Christmas Classic (Photo by Jim Hogue) UWF Holds Off Wilmington, Wins 76-65 Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s basketball team will go into the new year with a winning record after a 76-65 victory over Wilmington (Del.) in the final game of the McDonald Fleming Moorhead UWF Christmas Classic on Friday.  With the win, the Argonauts improved to 7-6 and went above .500 for the first time this season, while the Wildcats dropped below .500 at 5-6.Tournament Most Valuable Player Mike Lewis (Upper Marlboro, Md./Eastern Kentucky) led the Argonauts with a game-high 18 points, highlighted by an 8-12 mark at the free throw line and seven at the line in the last minute.  Three others scored in double digits for UWF, including senior and all-tournament team selection Darryl McGhee (Defuniak Springs, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) with 13 points on 6-7 shooting.Along with McGhee, sophomore Terrance Beasley (Pensacola, Fla./Tulane) was another spark off the bench, finishing with 13 points and two blocked shots.  Junior Marquis Mathis (Columbus, Ohio/Cincinnati State CC) also finished the night in double digits, scoring 12 points with five rebounds.The Argos jumped out to a huge lead in the first half, going up by as many as 17 points.  A basket by sophomore Keldric White (Pensacola, Fla./Louisiana) on UWF’s final possession put the Argos ahead 37-22 going into halftime.  West Florida was 17-32 from the floor in the first half, led by Mathis who scored nine first half points on 4-6 shooting.The Wildcats cut West Florida’s lead to just five points on a 13-3 run in the second half’s first five minutes.  The Argos fought back with a short 7-2 run to go back up by 10, but Wilmington kept fighting and eventually tied the game on a pair of free throws by Ed Freeman with 6:45 left in the game.  UWF quickly took the lead back on a three-pointer by Lewis, but Wilmington stayed within striking distance.With his team down by six with less than two minutes to go, Wilmington’s Herbert Dennis hit a jumper to make the score 67-63.  On UWF’s next possession, junior Jamel Brazeal (Mobile, Ala./Faulkner State CC) drew a foul and went to the line, making both free throws to again put the Argos ahead by six.  On the Wildcats’ next three possessions, they had two missed shots and one turnover, missing opportunities to get back into the game.  Lewis was then fouled four times in the last minute of play, and he converted on 7-8 attempts to help clinch UWF’s 76-65 win.The Argos kept up their hot shooting with a field goal percentage of 51.8, marking the fifth time in six games the team has shot over 50 percent.  UWF also won the rebound battle 42-38, led by junior Jamar Moore (Coolidge, Ga./Faulkner State CC) with nine.Corye Payton finished the night with 13 points off the bench for Wilmington, leading to an all-tournament team selection.  Matthew King also had a strong game with 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds.West Florida will head on the road on Tuesday, Jan. 4 for a visit to No. 9 Montevallo.  The Argos faced the Falcons once earlier this season, falling 67-50 on the road.  Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m., and fans can listen to all the action live at www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#McDonald Fleming Moorhead UWF Christmas ClassicAll-Tournament TeamManny Garcia, MercyKevin Harris, Valdosta StateMike Lewis, West Florida (MVP)Darryl McGhee, West FloridaCorye Payton, WilmingtonTristan Steele, Valdosta StatePrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Inoue grabs wire-to-wire title

first_imgSHIBAYAMA, Chiba Pref. – Mayumi Inoue birdied two of the final three holes Sunday as she hung on to win the Promise Ladies golf tournament after a final-round 71 for her first career victory on the Japan LPGA tour.Inoue, who began the day with a one-stroke advantage over five players, found herself even with Michiko Hattori and Taiwan’s Huang Yu-chen through 15 holes before making back-to-back birdies from the 16th for a winning total of 5-under 211 at Tomisato Country Club. The wire-to-wire victory was worth 10.8 million and gave the 27-year-old Inoue the biggest paycheck of her five-year pro career.Hattori, winner of the tour’s money title in 1998, briefly took the lead on the back nine but made a costly bogey on the 15th in a round of 71 and wound up one stroke adrift of Inoue at 4-under 212. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Guillermo Amor: We want to win it all this year

first_img16/03/2018 IN SPORT.ES CET Sport EN Facing Roma: It’s a good draw, although even if we’d have drawn one of the other sides it would have been a good draw. If you leave the draw feeling worried, then you can’t even imagine how you’ll be feeling on the day of the game. FC Barcelona’s director of institutional relations Guillermo Amor spoke after the Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon, in which his side were picked to face Roma. Upd. at 13:53 center_img What is a failure for Barca? Failure is when you don’t do what you have to do. If you prepare well, compete well but then have bad luck and go out, it’s not a failure. What can be considered a fault is when you relax and don’t compete as you should, but that’s not going to happen.   Fixtures: We always say that it’s better to play the second leg at home. But we’re capable of scoring goals and playing well at home and away. It’s fine how it’s worked out. Guillermo Amor: “Hay ganas de ganarlo todo este año” Treble: We want to win everything. As Barcelona, out objective is to win all three competitions, Champions League included. We are doing well In La Liga, where we’re in a good position, we’re in the cup final on April 21. We will see what happens in Champions League. But you have to take things step by step. You can’t think about final when not you’re not there, you have to focus on the next challenge, which is the quarter final.   Not playing Real Madrid: You never know what’s best, whether it’s better to face a team now or in a semifinal. Everyone left is a difficult opponents. You have to respect everyone because anything can happen over two legs. The Italian sides are reliable, they compete well and as a team they can always beat you. last_img read more

A new culture dawns

first_imgWEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION REVIEW – AFL VICTORIA COMMUNITY CHAMPIONSHIPS   By Russell Bennett Though 2017 marks the return…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week —Kootenay Glacier Kings

first_imgThe Kootenay Glacier Kings stepped outside the province to challenge the best in the country at the Canadian Senior Games held last month in Sherwood Park, Alberta.Nelson’s Pat Severyn provided the heroics for the team, scoring the winning goal in overtime to power Team BC’s Kootenay Glacier Kings to a 3-2 victory over defending champion Ontario in the Gold Medal Final of the Men’s Ice Hockey event.Kootenay Glacier Kings opened with wins over Northwest Territories 14-1 and Lethbridge 3-1 before outlasting Calgary Buffalos 6-4. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to spotlight the Gold Medal performance of the Glacier Kings with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Doug Thomson, Mike Grace, Terry Kirkham, David White, Eldon Wales, Dave Delong, Jim Bermel, Derek Spring, Ken Stroud, Pat Severyn, Mike Ramsey, Norm Deverney, Martin Ross, Ron Cox, Rod Guimont, Ken Manson and Frank Curiston.The team consists of players from throughout the Kootenay zone.The Canada Senior Gamespromotes physical, spiritual and mental wellness among Canadians 55 years of age or older and features competition in 24 events ranging from Track and Field to Scrabble.This four-day celebration of sport, culture, and social well being welcomed more than 2500 competitors to Alberta.The Glacier Kings qualified for the Senior Games by winning the Gold Medal at the 2013 BC Senior Games in Kamloops.last_img read more

Nominations Open For 2019 Irish Godolphin Stud And Stable Staff Awards

first_img7. LEADERSHIP AWARD (STUD EMPLOYEES)An award to an individual in a supervisory or managerial role in a thoroughbredstud farm who has displayed leadership and team spirit, shown talent forhorsemanship, consistency and reliability (examples include: head stallionstaff, barn managers, etc.). Qualities:• Observant and intuitive in relation to horse care and welfare• Sets clear goals and cultivates a team-oriented approach to achieve them• Motivates and mentors fellow employees and is valued as a role model in theworkplace• High standard of management skills including organisation and communication• Examples of positive influences on an individual’s and/or a team’sperformance• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the yard, on theroad and at the racecourse• Examples of contribution to employer’s success REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** EDITORIAL USE ONLYIrish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2018, Knightbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath 21/5/2018A general view of the Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff AwardsMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy Nominations are nowopen for the 2019 Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards and can be madeonline at www.studandstablestaffawards.ie. The awards encompass 10 categorieswhich carry prizemoney of over €80,000. 2019 marks the fifth year ofGodolphin’s sponsorship of the Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards which willtake place at The Curragh Racecourse on Tuesday October 29.Godolphin, the global racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed binRashid Al Maktoum, is the principal sponsor of the Irish Stud and Stable StaffAwards in association with the Irish Stablestaff Association, the Racing Postand Horse Racing Ireland. Godolphin also sponsors the equivalent Stud andStable Staff Awards in America, Australia, Britain and France.Sandra Hughes, Godolphin’s Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards Ambassador willbe visiting racing yards and stud farms and attending race meetings andbloodstock sales to encourage as many nominations as possible. In addition tonominating online, every trainer, breeder and point-to-point handler willreceive a nomination form. Nomination forms are also available from HorseRacing Ireland’s Head Office at Ballymany, Newbridge, County Kildare. BernardCaldwell from the Irish Stablestaff Association (ISSA) and his colleagues will bedistributing nomination forms at upcoming race meetings. The nomination form isalso available to download from www.studandstablestaffawards.ieNominations are open until Monday June 24 and must be completed online orreturned to the Marketing Department in Horse Racing Ireland by 5pm that day.Joe Osborne, Managing Director, Godolphin Ireland, said: “Godolphin isdelighted to sponsor the Irish awards for the fifth year. The Godolphin Studand Stable Staff Awards showcase the skills, experience and dedication of thehardworking men and women in our industry.”Bernard Caldwell, Irish Stablestaff Association Chairman, said: “The IrishStablestaff Association is very grateful to Godolphin for their continuedcommitment to our stud and stable staff. The awards are a brilliant platform toacknowledge and reward all our dedicated staff working around the country. I would encourage all trainers, breeders, owners and managers to nominatetheir colleagues by Monday June 24”. 2. RACING AND BREEDING SUPPORT SERVICES AWARDAn award to an individual who works in any non-administrative, support servicerole within the thoroughbred racing and breeding sectors. This includes, but isnot limited to, veterinary practices, farriers, horse transport, grounds staffin sales companies or racecourses, horse dentists and physiotherapists. Prize: Trophy and €4,000 to the winner and €2,000 to the winner’s stud to bedivided amongst stud employees. The other two finalists and their studs willeach receive €1,000. Prize: Trophy and €4,000 to the winner and €2,000 to the winner’s yard/stud tobe divided amongst yard/stud employees. The other two finalists and theiryards/studs will each receive €1,000. 6. IN THE SADDLE AWARD (STUD AND STABLE EMPLOYEES)An award to an individual working in a thoroughbred racing yard or stud farmwho has shown exceptional horsemanship, dedication, team spirit and skill inthe saddle such as breaking horses and/or riding-out. 9. DEDICATION TO RACING AND BREEDING AWARDAn award for an individual who has worked for a minimum of 20 years in afull-time position in any area of the thoroughbred breeding and/or racingsectors. Nominees must be currently working in the industry, although personscurrently working part-time (minimum 20 hours per week), having previouslyserved 20 years full-time, may be included. 3. ADMINISTRATION AWARDAn award to an individual who works in an administration role within thethoroughbred racing and breeding sectors. This includes, but is not limited to,racing yard and stud farm secretaries, racecourse administration staff,veterinary practice secretaries, sales companies, Horse Racing Ireland, IrishHorseracing Regulatory Board, any other racing/breeding administration bodies. Qualities:• Enthusiasm and motivation• Evidence of a desire to improve and progress skills and knowledge• Team spirit approach in the workplace• Willingness to learn with examples of involvement in industry events andactivities Prize: Trophy and €2,500 to the winner and €1,000 to the winner’s yard/stud tobe divided amongst yard/stud employees. The other two finalists will eachreceive €500. The Newcomer Award winner will also receive a five dayeducational tour to Dubai with flights and accommodation included. 8. LEADERSHIP AWARD (STABLE EMPLOYEES)An award to an individual in a supervisory or managerial role in a thoroughbredracing yard who sets and maintains high standards of horsemanship, peoplemanagement, communication skills and attention to detail (examples include:head lads, head girls, travelling head staff, etc.). Nominations open until Monday June 24 Qualities:• Dedication to horse welfare and rehabilitation in the workplace• Observant and intuitive with good attention to detail• Ability to work on own initiative• Patient and flexible with good communication skills• Positive influence in the workplace with good team spirit approach• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace• Examples of working with sick and injured horses 10. IRISH RACING EXCELLENCE AWARDWill be presented to one of the winners of the Administration, Horse Care, Inthe Saddle, Leadership (Stud), Leadership (Stable) and Dedication to Racing andBreeding Awards who is, in the opinion of the judging panel, the most deservingof recognition for their commitment, hard work, and ongoing contribution to thehigh standards and reputation of the Irish thoroughbred industry. Prize: Trophy and €4,000 to the winner and €2,000 to the winner’s organisationto be divided amongst employees.The other two finalists and their organisations will each receive €1,000.center_img Prize: Trophy and €4,000 to the winner and €2,000 to the winner’s yard/stud tobe divided amongst yard/stud employees. The other two finalists and theiryards/studs will each receive €1,000. Prize: €2,500 to be spent on upgrades of facilities which will benefit stableemployees. 1. RACECOURSE AWARDThe Racecourse Award will be chosen by the Irish Stablestaff Association basedon a quality programme evaluation. The survey evaluates each racecourse on arange of criteria relating to facilities available to stable employees. Theracecourse with the highest score will be selected as the recipient of theGodolphin Stud & Stable Staff Racecourse Award. Qualities:• High standard of organisational, time-management and communication skills• Attention to detail and systems/process driven• Suggests innovations and efficiencies• Positive interactions in the workplace with a team spirit approach• Examples of contributing to employer’s success in breeding and/or racing Prize: Trophy and €4,000 to the winner and €2,000 to the winner’s yard/stud tobe divided amongst yard/stud employees. The other two finalists and theiryards/studs will each receive €1,000. Qualities:• Observant and intuitive in relation to horse care and welfare• Sets clear goals and cultivates a team-oriented approach to achieve them• Motivates and mentors fellow employees and is valued as a role model in theworkplace• High standard of management skills including organisation and communication• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace• Examples of positive influences on an individual’s and/or a team’s performance• Examples of contribution to employer’s success Qualities:• Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm• Extensive industry experience• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace• Examples of how the nominee plays or has played a pivotal role in theiremployer’s success Qualities:• Consistently high standards of work• Positive interactions with stud and racing stable personnel• Examples of contributing to employer’s and/or client’s success in breedingand/or racingPrize: Trophy and €4,000 to the winner. The other two finalists will eachreceive €1,000. 10 award categories with over €80,000 prizemoney Qualities:• Works well as part of a team with good communication skills• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace• Willingness to learn• Examples of exceptional horsemanship and riding skills TEN AWARD CATEGORIES Prize: Trophy and €4,000 to the winner and €2,000 to the winner’s yard to bedivided amongst yard employees. The other two finalists and their yards willeach receive €1,000. 4. NEWCOMER AWARD (STUD AND STABLE EMPLOYEES)An award to an individual who has been working in any area of the thoroughbredracing and/or breeding sector for less than five years as of Monday February18th, 2019 and who has shown commitment to and ambition for a career in theindustry including a desire to improve and progress their skills and knowledge. 5. HORSE CARE AWARD (STUD AND STABLE EMPLOYEES)An award to an individual working in a thoroughbred racing yard or stud farmwho has shown talent for horsemanship, dedication, reliability, team spirit andattention to detail in their care of horses. Prize: Trophy and €5,000 to the winner and €5,000 to the winner’s organisationto be divided amongst employees.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more