Premera Blue Cross is the only provider still in Alaska; Moda Health announced it would not be providing coverage in Alaska in 2017. The average 27-year-old in Alaska will now pay roughly $760 a month for health insurance, before subsidies are applied. The national average is just $302, but Department of Health and Human Services officials say federal subsidies will bring most Alaskans’ rates down to $100 per month or less. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaskan can enroll in health insurance plans through the federal health insurance marketplace starting tomorrow, Tuesday November 1. We’ve previously reported that nationwide premiums will be rising by 25%. In Alaska, rates are only rising by an average 7%, but residents of the 49th state will continue to pay the highest premiums in the nation.
- Governor Murphy and First Lady Host New Jersey Wineries, Present Winners…
ReddIt AdvertisementPRINCETON – Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy today hosted New Jersey wineries and presented the 2019 Governor’s Cups and Best of Show winners among New Jersey wineries. The event, which was held at Drumthwacket, featured winners that were selected from the 2019 Garden Wine Growers Association competition and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute. Governor Murphy also designated November 11-17 as New Jersey Wine Week and presented a proclamation honoring the wine industry for being a growing contributor to the state’s economy.Governor awards Best of Show and Gov Cup to team from Amalthea Cellars, Atco for their 2015 Merlot as Best Red Wine“New Jersey’s burgeoning viticulture industry produces some of the finest wines in the world,” said Governor Murphy. “I am proud to celebrate these innovators and pioneers and award them for their hard work in cultivating this exciting industry in our state.”“We are thrilled to host New Jersey’s best wineries at Drumthwacket for the second year in a row,” said First Lady Murphy. “We proudly serve only New Jersey wines at Drumthwacket and will continue to do so as our robust viticulture industry grows and thrives in our state.”“New Jersey vintners continue to elevate our reputation for the sophisticated wines that are produced here in the Garden State,” said New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher. “This is an industry that proudly serves our state with their fabulous vineyards and their on-farm experience.”Amalthea Cellars of Atco won the Governor’s Cup for Red Wine and the Best of Show overall in the competition with a score of 96 for their 2015 Reserve Merlot. It marked the second consecutive Best of Show in the Competition and Governor’s Cup for Amalthea as their 2015 Legend’s Europa Edition I received the award in 2018.The Governor’s Cup for White Wine was awarded to Beneduce Vineyards of Pittstown for their 2017 Tuxedo Estate Grown White Pinot Noir, with a score of 94. Tomasello Winery of Hammonton received the Governor’s Cup for Dessert Wine for their Non-Vintage Blackberry Wine with a score of 95.Other winners announced at the celebration include:Coda Rossa Winery, Franklinville – Best Hybrid Red Wine, 2016 Coeur d ‘Est – 93 points – tie.William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill – Best Hybrid Red Wine, 2017 Burn Pile Vineyard, Chambourcin – 93 points – tie.Bellview Winery, Landisville – Best Hybrid White Wine, 2018 Estate Bottled, Traminette – 89 points – tieAutumn Lake Winery, Williamstown – Best Hybrid White Wine, 2018 Estate Bottled, Traminette – 89 points – tie.Beneduce Vineyards, Pittstown – Best Rosé Wine, 2018 Row’s End Estate Grown Dry Rosé – 88 points – tie.William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill – Best Rosé Wine, 2018 Estate Grown Rosé – 88 points – tie.Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes – Best Fortified Wine 2015 Vat #24 Port – 94 points.William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill – Best Sparkling Wine, 2018 Pét-Nat Rosé – 89 points.Salem Oak Vineyards, Pedricktown – Best Fruit Wine, 2017 Triple Twin Strawberry – 88 points – tie.Jessie Creek Winery, Cape May – Best Fruit Wine, Non-Vintage Dyer’s Creek Blanc Fruit Wine – 88 points – tie.As one of the country’s top wine producers with 1.5 million gallons produced in 2016, New Jersey is home to more than 50 licensed wineries and has almost 2,000 acres of farmland dedicated to grapevine cultivation. New Jersey has four viticultural Regions: Outer Coastal Plain, Warren Hills, Central Delaware Valley, and the Cape May Peninsula.There are more than 40 grape varieties now growing in the state, from Pinot Noir and Riesling in the North, to Italian varieties such as Sangiovese and Barbera in the South. New Jersey grows a wide range of vinifera vines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay to French American Hybrids.New Jersey’s highly acclaimed wines have received high marks in national and international competitions such as the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.For a list of New Jersey wineries and regular events that take place at wineries throughout the state, go to www.newjerseywines.com.Advertisement Linkedin Share TAGSGovernor’s CupNew Jersey Wines Previous articleMeet a Team of Wine-Making Experts Who Can Fulfill Your Wine-Making NeedsNext articleGOfermentor® Wins Innovation Award for the Wine Industry WINnovation Award from Wine Industry Network Press Release Twitter Pinterest Email Home Industry News Releases Governor Murphy and First Lady Host New Jersey Wineries, Present Winners of…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessGovernor Murphy and First Lady Host New Jersey Wineries, Present Winners of 2019 Governor’s Cups and Best of ShowBy Press Release – November 18, 2019 212 0 Facebook
- Nicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora
Advertisements RelatedNicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora RelatedNicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora RelatedNicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J Nicholson, has challenged the Jamaica 50 Canada committee, to continue to engage the Diaspora in a meaningful way. The Minister was speaking at the ‘Jamaica Land We Love’ gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on August 11, which was hosted by the Committee. [RELATED: Nicholson Highlights Contributions of Jamaicans to Canada’s Development] He praised Jamaicans in Canada for their continued assistance and support to the island. “We recognise that the successes that you have had in your new homeland are examples for our people at home and that you are willing to share that with us, be it through skills training or other exchanges to transfer knowledge, the creation of businesses, trade links, investments, or in the proposed Diaspora bonds,” Senator Nicholson said. He added that the Diaspora has assisted “in no mean fashion in erecting the platform that must see Jamaica fulfilling the economic and social promise of which it is undoubtedly capable.” “The platform for the platinum jubilee, 25 years hence, must continue to be strengthened, for now we have every reason to grasp the opportunities that exist, even in an unpredictable global environment. This is a message that is as relevant for the Government as it is for each Jamaican. That is the message from Toronto; that is the message from Canada,” the Foreign Affairs Minister stated. Senator Nicholson lauded the Jamaica 50 Canada Committee for choosing the theme: ‘Jamaica Land We Love’ for the gala dinner, noting that, “you have managed to capture the passion and allegiance that our people have toward their country of birth, the land of their heritage, during this anniversary year.” The Jamaica 50 Canada Committee was launched in March 2012. It seeks to showcase the outstanding contributions of Jamaicans in Canada; to foster tourist arrivals to Jamaica; to encourage youth of Jamaican heritage to be better informed and to support Jamaica; and to provide a legacy to Jamaica and Canada through charitable and other social and cultural initiatives. Nicholson Urges Continued Engagement of Canadian Diaspora Foreign AffairsAugust 22, 2012