Productores de whisky de EU ya no brindan a causa de los aranceles

Cuando los aranceles de Europa sobre el whisky estadounidense llegaron en junio de 2018, la destilería artesanal Mountain Laurel Spirits perdió 10% de sus ventas de un día para otro, ya que su distribuidor europeo simplemente dejó de comprar su galardonado Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whisky. Los gobiernos extranjeros sujetos a los aranceles comerciales del presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, han apuntado a las destilerías estadounidenses y sus whiskies de bourbon y centeno para tomar represalias. La industria teme que los nuevos aranceles considerados por el gobierno de Estados Unidos puedan generar aranceles aún más altos para sus productos en Europa. “Pasamos de un negocio marginalmente rentable a solo poder cubrir los gastos”, dijo el propietario de Mountain Laurel e ingeniero químico convertido en destilador, Herman Mihalich, mientras probaba su último lote de whisky de centeno en la tranquila aldea de Bristol, en el sureste de Pensilvania. Los exportadores de whisky de Estados Unidos están luchando por recuperar las ventas perdidas después de que los envíos a Europa cayeron 21% entre junio de 2018 y 2019, según datos del Distilled Spirits Council, un grupo de la indu...

Reviewers Are Totally Obsessed With These 40 Strange Products Under $30

It takes a lot for me to obsess over something. It has to pique my interest with a unique quality — and when it comes to the absolute best products on Amazon, it’s also has be a great bang for my buck — and that’s what this list of strange products under $30 is. So part of the allure of these slightly odd products is that every single item on this list is affordable. Now, don’t get me wrong — I love shelling out some money on a fancy new product as much as the next person — but my wallet is never happy with me the morning after. On the other hand, dropping some cash on a cupping therapy set that’s only $25 feels good — and the product is raved about, too. And while I’m happy to admit that my standards are pretty high when it comes to selecting the products to share with you, it just so happens that each item on this list has passed the test with reviewers, too. From a drying lotion that takes care of blemishes overnight to a fire starter brick that’s waterproof, you really can’t go wrong with any of these life-changing products available on Amazon. You can keep hurting your eyes every time you turn on the bathroom light in the middle of ...

Unpacking Berlin’s Mysterious, Ubiquitous Tote Bag

In Berlin, the bag is everywhere. Hot young dads slip it over one shoulder. Older German women pull knitting from its mouth. This canvas tote is carried by 12-year-olds on field trips, by harried white-collar workers with their laptops, by the homeless and by many, many stylish people. Its design — black Gothic print interrupted by what vaguely resembles a red wax seal — is distinctive. It gives off the illusion of readable text, leaving passers-by squinting after it, trying to decipher its meaning. The bag is to Berlin what a New Yorker tote is to that magazine’s namesake metropolis, or a London Review of Books tote is to its hometown (and, interestingly, Seoul). Yet it signifies nothing in particular and has no known designer. I cornered one of the sharply dressed start-up guys with the bag slung over his shoulder at Weinmeisterstraße U-Bahn to ask where he’d got it, and was met with a brusque “keine Ahnung” (no idea). Some weeks later, when I was too nervous to approach the tall, beautiful women walking down Hermannstraße with the bag, my sister obligingly chased after them to ask. Finally, in July, at Berlin’s Dyke March, a group of young women covered in glitter told me it ...

Wolf acts on reforms to protect, advocate for vulnerable Pennsylvanians

WILKES-BARRE — Acknowledging long-standing issues with existing state systems, Gov. Tom Wolf by executive order announced that an overhaul of the state services and systems to protect the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians begins this week. “This is the beginning of a process to acknowledge Pennsylvania, over the past few decades, has failed to maintain our systems to protect and help our most vulnerable residents, and that must change,” Wolf said. “We’ve heard and seen the horror stories. Many stem from a government too eager to serve the needs of institutions and too reluctant to serve the needs of people. I am taking executive action to make changes that will stop the system from failing Pennsylvanians most in need of our protection and care. This process builds on and incorporates important reforms passed and proposed by the General Assembly, and begins what I hope to be a productive but honest conversation about how we can move forward to protect Pennsylvanians and put people first.” Wolf’s “Protection of Vulnerable Populations” Executive Order establishes an Office of Advocacy and Reform, maintained by the governor’s office with an executive director that includes a new child ...

Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New

Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Showcase 2019, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers. The 2019 judges – Ian Hodgson – Garden News, Andy Bunker – Altons Garden Centre, Mel Livingstone – Fron Goch Garden Centre, Jane Lawler – Marketing Consultant and GCA Inspector, Tom Grinnall – Head of Home, Blue Diamond, Josh Winter – Planters Tamworth, Colin Weatherly-Mein – GIMA/Greenfingers, Roger Crookes – Pughs Garden Centres and Ex-GCA inspector, Caroline Linger – Crocus and Emma Kelly – Bents – considered each entry on a challenging range of criteria, including innovation, design, quality, environmental credentials, pricing and retail potential – resulting in some hot debates and close runners-up in a number of categories. A shortlist was then decided for each category, with the shortlisted suppliers then invited to join the judges in the ‘Pitching D...

Cattle Slaughter Up 9,000 Head, Prices Down 5%, Choice Beef Up 9%

USDA reports estimated cattle slaughter under federal inspection for the week ending Aug. 17 will be 651,000, or 9,000 head more than last week. Those numbers were reported a full week after a fire closed Tyson’s Holcomb, Kan., facility that harvests some 30,000 head per week. The Tyson fire, and the uncertainties that came with it, was a devastating blow to cattle markets. On Monday Live Cattle and Feeder cattle futures locked limit down. On Friday, August live cattle closed down 27 1/2 cents at $99.925, while the October contract lost 47 1/2 cents to close at $98.05. Prices hit contract lows again Friday and closed at technically bearish weekly low closes. For the week, October live cattle lost $8.70. November feeder cattle futures closed down 90 cents Friday and lost $5.525 for the week. Cash fed cattle traded $5 to $6 lower for the week, with southern cattle at $105, and cattle in the north trading at $106 to $108, with dressed trade at $170 to $172. The week’s biggest move, however, was the $20 rally in beef cutout prices. Choice cutout closed Friday at $238.69 per cwt., $22.32 higher, with Select at $213.26, or $19.45 higher for the week. The combination of lower live cat...

Lista de útiles escolares 2019 no baja de 1.000.000 bolívares

Caracas. “Carísimo e incomprable”. Esa fue la respuesta de varios padres y representantes que, este miércoles 11 de septiembre, llevaban en mano listas de útiles escolares de sus hijos para el período académico 2019-2020. Aseguraron que el costo de los artículos no baja de un millón de bolívares, sin incluir libros y uniformes. En un país donde el índice de precios al consumidor es menor al 50 % y la hiperinflación continúa afectando a la economía, padres afirmaron que compran lo básico: caja de lápices y cuadernos. Crónica.Uno realizó un recorrido por varias ferias escolares de Caracas que se encuentran en Chacaíto, Sabana Grande, el puente de Fuerzas Armadas y la plaza El Venezolano, para consultar la variación de precios. “Todo es carísimo y yo ya no busco mejores precios ni recorro librerías o ferias porque sé que los costos no varían mucho. Hasta ahora he gastado Bs. 1.000.000, pero a mis hijos también les piden en el colegio papel higiénico, jabón antibacterial y otras cosas personales. Aún no sé cuánto será el gasto final”, expresó Elsa Cortez, quien realizaba sus compras en el puente de las Fuerzas Armadas. Hace un mes los comerciantes calculaban que la lista de útiles e...

Zasady ustalania opłat za odholowanie pojazdów z dróg – Podatki i opłaty lokalne – Podatki

Ustawodawca określił dwie przesłanki, którymi powinna kierować się rada powiatu, podejmując uchwałę w sprawie wysokości opłat za usunięcie pojazdu z drogi. Przesłankami tymi są konieczność zapewnienia sprawnej realizacji zadań w zakresie usuwania pojazdów z dróg i ich przechowywania na parkingach strzeżonych oraz koszty usuwania i przechowywania pojazdów na obszarze danego powiatu. Usuwanie pojazdów oraz prowadzenie parkingu strzeżonego dla pojazdów usuniętych należy do zadań własnych powiatu. Starosta realizuje te zadania z pomocą powiatowych jednostek organizacyjnych lub powierza ich wykonywanie zgodnie z przepisami o zamówieniach publicznych. Tak wynika z art. 13a ust. 5f ustawy z 20 czerwca 1997 r. - Prawo o ruchu drogowym (dalej: p.r.d.). Natomiast z art. 13a ust. 6 p.r.d. wynika, że to do rady powiatu należy podejmowanie corocznych uchwal ustalających wysokość opłat za: W uchwale tej rada powiatu powinna także określić wysokość kosztów związanych z odstąpieniem od usunięcia pojazdu z drogi. W tym ostatnim przypadku ustawodawca zastrzegł jednak, że koszty te nie mogą być wyższe od maksymalnych kwot opłat za usunięcie pojazdu określonych w przepisach p.r.d. Maksymalne stawki...