Daily Archives: March 8, 2019

Constellation Brands to Report Full Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results; Host Conference Call April 4, 2019

VICTOR, N.Y., March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today it will report financial results for its full fiscal year and fourth quarter ended February 28, 2019, on Thursday, April 4, 2019, before the open of the U.S. markets. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Newlands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Klein at 10:30 a.m. EDT, April 4, 2019.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1-877-673-1771 and entering conference identification number 4660599, beginning at 10:20 a.m. EDT. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available on the company’s website, www.cbrands.com, under the Investors/Events & Presentations section. When the call begins, financial information discussed on the conference call, and a reconciliation of reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available on the company’s website under Investors and by selecting Reporting. For anyone unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available on the company’s website.

About Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

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Michalis Christodoulou, the new Senior Corporate Director Operations for NexusTours

CANCUN, Quintana Roo, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We are pleased to announce  that as of February 28, Michalis Christodoulou joined our team as Senior Corporate Director Operations, reporting directly to Ruben Gutierrez our President Sunwing Destination Services / NexusTours , as the new member of the NexCo executive committee.

Michalis Christodolou is a well-known professional, with strong key relationships within the tourism industry, and a wealth leadership experience in companies of the market such as; Expedia, PriceTravel Holding, Xcaret Group, My Travel Canada Holidays Inc., Olympus Tours and Daelmi Tours. Michalis has added to each of these companies his great capacity to consolidate and increase strategic alliances, create high performance teams, and a great capacity to fulfill objectives.FOTO_MICHALIS

Michalis joins NexusTours to develop operational strategies that ensure compliance with commercial, operational and financial objectives in the countries were NexusTours is present, in addition to providing business efficiency, aligning processes and establishing the highest quality standards, in an environment of constant changes such as the tourism industry.

Ruben Gutierrez President Sunwing Destination Services / NexusTours commented “We are very happy to incorporate a great professional like Michalis to our management team. With his arrival we will be able to boost the operations area, and accelerate the transformation proposed in our Strategic Plan Nexus 2.0, which focuses on the client needs, innovation, and the implementation of new programs in team- effort with our Country Directors and Destination Managers, which will report directly to Michalis. At the same time, his deep knowledge on the sector adds great value in the standardization process of our best practices, and will ease the expansion plan of the next 3 years, to consolidate us as Local Experts leaders in America“.

This new incorporation completes the NexCo executive committee, led by Ruben Gutierrez President Sunwing Destination Services / NexusTours, and made up by Michalis Christodoulou, Roberto Bermudez -Senior Corporate Director Distribution & Product- Jesus Rocha -Senior Corporate IT Director- Pedro Dominguez -Senior Corporate Director & Finance Corporate Services- and Pablo Gutierrez -Senior Corporate Director Strategy & Marketing.


We are the leading Destination Management Company in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Our operational offices are located in 19 countries and across 56 destinations. As local experts in the destinations we serve, our specialty is providing all the in-destination services that our travel partners’ clients may require during their trip. This includes an expansive portfolio of accommodation options, including more than 16,000 hotels, transfer services including shared, private and luxury transportation from all airports and ports, more than 4,000 excursions for travelers of all ages and interests and world-class customer service in all of the destinations we serve.

Our main objective is to offer customers exemplary service and differentiated products. Our Nexus Collection catalogue is comprised with more than 600 exclusive activities of added value; as well as our own transportation fleet of modern vehicles ranging from vans to buses, all equipped with free Wi-Fi. We also offer comprehensive customer service for clients with our 24/7 Contact Centre, customer service teams in destination and our Post-Travel department.

Recently, we launched one of the most exciting modern technological solutions for the distribution of touristic services called NexusCube. This new platform will offer our travel partners the best online solutions to increase their business and will allow them to access immediate confirmations for all our services through the following:

Travel Partner Portal: (TPP https://tpp.nexustours.com/login/ Available for professional use through simple registration).

XML integrations with state-of-the-art APIs compatible with the booking systems of any travel agency, tour operator or OTA.

As part of Sunwing Travel Group, our clients include Sunwing Vacations, Signature Vacations, Vacation Express and TUI Travel Group; plus more than 1,500 travel partners across Latin America, Mexico and Europe.

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For general inquiries related to media please contact:

Alejandra Martínez de Alva Arnedo
External Communication Coordinator

Pablo Gutiérrez
Senior Corporate Director Strategy & Marketing

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Papuans, Indonesia Military Clash, at Least 4 Dead

Three Indonesian soldiers and at least one Papuan independence fighter were killed in a gunbattle, the military said, adding to more than two dozen deaths in the conflict since November.

A force of 50-70 rebels armed with military-grade weapons as well as spears and arrows attacked a group of 25 soldiers in Nduga district in a battle lasting several hours Thursday, said Muhammad Aidi, the military spokesman for Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region.

The jungled highlands district was the location of a December attack by Papuan fighters on workers at a construction site for the trans-Papua highway that killed 19. Large numbers of people have been displaced by military and police security operations since the Dec. 2 attack.

At least 31 people have died since early November in an apparent escalation of attacks by the West Papua National Liberation Army. The figure doesn’t include unconfirmed civilian deaths that Papuan activists say resulted from security operations after the Dec. 2 attack.

Aidi said the military killed seven to 10 of the Papuan fighters but only found one body, saying the rest were carried away by other fighters. Sebby Sambom, a spokesman for the liberation army, said five soldiers were killed and admitted no deaths for the Papuan fighters. Both sides claimed to have captured weapons.

Simmering insurgency

An insurgency has simmered in Papua, which makes up the western half of the island of New Guinea, since the early 1960s when Indonesia annexed the Dutch-controlled territory.

Discrimination against indigenous Papuans and abuses by Indonesian police and military have drawn renewed attention globally as Indonesia campaigns for membership in the U.N.’s human rights watchdog.

Self-determination petition

The exiled leader of the Papuan independence movement, Benny Wenda, in January presented a 1.8 million-signature petition calling for self-determination to the U.N. human rights chief in Geneva.

Aidi said the soldiers had arrived in the area to guard work on the trans-Papua highway and the attack was unprovoked. According to Sambom, the soldiers had burned traditional dwellings and interrogated villagers, hoping to get information about liberation army positions.

Two helicopters sent to take the bodies of the three killed soldiers to the mining town of Timika were shot at but eventually landed after Indonesian forces returned fire, Aidi said.

Source: Voice of America

Farmed Fish at Taman Jangkrik RPTRA Ready for Harvesting

Today is time for harvesting fish at Taman Jangkrik Children-Friendly Integrated Public Space (RPTRA), Ciganjur, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta. RPTRA administrators and Ciganjur PKK team use small net to catch sangkuriang catfish, tilapia fish, and carp fish from drained small fish pond, Friday (3/8).

” We give some fish harvest to RPTRA administrators and sold the others to residents”

This RPTRA has three ponds for three different fish. Catfish pond has 6×2.5 square meters size, while tilapia and carp ponds have 8×2 square meters size. It takes 3 months for catfish to be ready for harvesting, while six months for tilapia and eight months for carp.

“South Jakarta Maritime Agriculture and Food Security (KPKP) Sub-department gave us fingerlings and we take care of it until it is ready to be harvested. We give some fish harvest to RPTRA administrators and sold the others to residents who want these organic catfish,” mentioned Nawang Wiji Rahayu, Ciganjur PKK Team Leader.

Her side harvested 70 kilograms catfish, 15 kilograms tilapia fish, and 10 kilograms carp fish.

Rohimah (37), one of RT 08/04 residents of Cipedak Urban Village, Jagakarsa mentioned that she has arrived since 7 AM to buy fish at Taman Jangkrik RPTRA.

“By this way, I can choose the fish while it is still fresh. I bought three kilograms catfish and one kilogram tilapia fish,” she explained.

Source: Berita Jakarta

Today, Anies Inaugurates Educational Infrastructures and Facilities

Today, Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan inaugurates Jakarta Education Department (Disdik) office and educational infrastructures and facilities. Those are 5 extraordinary schools (SLB), 71 elementary schools (SD), 16 junior high schools (SMP), 1 senior high school (SMA), 1 vocational school (SMK), 1 Learning Centers (PKBM), and dormitories for SMAN 69 of Pramuka Island and SMKN 63 of South Jakarta.

Anies appreciates all sides who have participated in this project and hopes teaching and learning activities can be better with the new provided facilities.

“School is the place where students build their characters and positive behaviors,” he stated at SDN Pondok Labu 01, Jl. RS Fatmawati, Pondok Labu Urban Village, Cilandak, South Jakarta, Friday (3/8).

He reminds all Jakarta Disdik apparatuses to work optimally to provide good quality education and ensure children in Jakarta to complete their educational stages.

“I want all school components from teachers, students, and parents to be involved in improving education quality level,” he mentioned.

Based on Budget Implementation Document (DPA) 2018 data, Jakarta Government has allocated Rp 1.8 trillion to do total renovation or build new school buildings and dormitory, then Rp 231.99 billion for Disdik office renovation.

Source: Berita Jakarta