Afternoon Brief, October 27

first_imgEmail Share Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, October 27Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, October 27By Press Release – October 27, 2014 8 0 Trending Story:Police Investigating U.S. Winemaker’s DeathPolice in Oregon are investigating the death of pioneering Washington-based winemaker Eric Dunham whose body was found in Cannon Beach last Thursday…Today’s News:British Columbia wine industry slows rate of plantingsBritish Columbias wine industry grew slowly in terms of vineyard plantings during the past three years, yet the modest 4 percent increase since 2011 is actually good news, according to the BC Wine Institute…SSU Students Raise a Glass to the Business of WineA glass of wine is a way to relax after a days studying for many MBA students. But at Sonoma State University, whose Napa Valley campus is nestled amid the vineyards north of San Francisco, the business of producing the fermented grape is a growing opportunity for executive training…Wine Enthusiast Top Wine Cellar Selections 2014In 2014, just over 17,000 wines were reviewed by our editors and, from that total, a mere six percent merited the Cellar Selection designation – a marker for highly rated wines that exhibit the potential to evolve and improve for many years…What’s a Winemaker to Do When Their Yeast Quits on the Job?Aussie wine production to rise two percentWinery events a hot-button issue in Sonoma County 4th District raceWashington wine industry pushes for more Canadian salesNew Shipping Law More Miss Than Hit, Arkansas Wine Producers SayAward-winning Arizona wine doomed to anonymityBarossa and Clare Valley split vineyards to create geological sub-regionsMoet Hennessy Extends Chandon Sparkling Brand in U.S., Amid Global ExpansionThe International Organization of Vine confirms France as world’s top wine producing countryLake County reports end of harvest‘Unlicensed’ Michigan wine tour ends with Bay Area Transportation Authority ride homeBlogs:An Analysis of Influential Wine Blogs: Common Themes for SuccessWhy Mark Cuban Invested $1 Million in This Boxed Wine Company on ‘Shark Tank’Wine, Spirits, Beer Packaging in the Digital AgeBrewer’s Incremental Parity with Wine MakersThe Medicine of Contraband Wine: Donate to HospitalsSteve Heimoff – My Conversation with a Guy in a Tasting RoomThe New Wine Retail BuccaneersClassic Chianti – The Rodney Dangerfield of Italian WineKegged wine means fewer trips to the dumpster for SavorLessons your brand can learn from Millennials’ wine consumption ratesThe Importance of Using Video on your Winery’s WebsiteJust pick wine grapes earlier!Growing a Solution to the California Drought: Winegrowers Find Answers to Vineyard Water UseThink Wine Criticism is B.S.? Then You Need to Reject All Forms of CriticismThis thing uses sound to make any wine taste better ReddIt Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Advertisement TAGSArizonaArkansasAustraliaBarossaBoxed WineBritish ColumbiaBusiness of WineCanadaChandonChiantiClare ValleyContraband WineDeathDigital WineDroughtEric DunhamFranceHarvestItalyKegged WineLake CountyMark CubanMichiganMoet HennessyOregonSavorShark TankSonoma CountySonoma State UniversitySteve HeimoffThe International Organization of VineWashingtonWater UseWine EnthusiastWine LawWine TechnologyWinery Events center_img Linkedin Previous articleHospitality Excellence Training In Wine Country Next articleMichael Murphy Named Director, Western Division For Hess Family Wine Estates Press Release Facebook Pinterest Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Vehicle code violation leads to arrest

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeVehicle code violation leads to arrest Sep. 08, 2017 at 5:45 amCrimeVehicle code violation leads to arresteditor4 years agoCrime Watchdaily press crime watchsanta monica crime watchSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdp On August 21, 2017 at about 4:42 p.m.Motorcycle officers were monitoring the 1700 block of Lincoln Blvd for any vehicle code violations. Officers noticed a motorcycle headed north on Lincoln Blvd with no mirrors – a vehicle code violation.  Officers conducted a traffic stop of the motorcycle and learned the motorcycle was recently reported stolen. The suspect was taken into custody.  A search of the suspect’s person and backpack led to the recovery of methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia. The suspect was also driving on a suspended license.  The suspect was taken into custody.Andre Terrel Bernard, 36, homeless was arrested for taking a vehicle without consent, possession of methamphetamine, and a suspended license. Bail was set at $25,000.Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tags :Crime Watchdaily press crime watchsanta monica crime watchSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentIt’s a ‘great thing’ to deal with Democrats, Trump now saysPolice and fire respond to car theft, car crash and pedestrian injury this weekYou Might Also LikeCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agoCrimeFeaturedNewsDUI & Possession of a Rifle ArrestsGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

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Empty Bowls

first_imgTwenty-five local chefs served all-you-could-eat of their best soups at the American Legion Post in Amagansett on Sunday, March 8, to support the work of Project MOST. The annual “Empty Bowls” event benefited Project MOST’s after-school, evening, and weekend programs, including activities at its new Community Learning Center at The Neighborhood House in East Hampton. Sharelast_img

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Tips for succeeding at tryouts

first_imgMost schools across America start tryouts for their schools basketball team mid October to the first week of November. I’ve spent 20 plus years suggesting to potential players that they should start preparing for the tryouts at least 90 days in advance. This is very realistic even when playing a fall sport. Conditioning is half the battle and those fall sports go along way with winter sport tryouts.I encourage all to start shooting with a mapped routine of 120 minutes a week. This can be broken up into 4 days of 30 minutes or 2 days of 60 minutes. Layups and jumpers from all over the court. 20 shots from a determined spot in a row before moving onto the next spot of 20 shots. Besides layups from each side, I encourage 8 other spots on the court with in the arc. Finish your work out with sprints followed by 25 to 50 free throws.The key to this work out is to adjust your shot so that your comfortable shooting the ball. Muscle memory is a word we use all season. Practice should always be considered game mode when out on the court. Never waste time just shooting from anywhere. Work on shooting from the same spots you feel comfortable shooting in a game. During these work outs try and dribble back to the spot you plan on shooting from working on ball control. You could even practice attacking the basket after each shot in case of a miss for a rebound in what I call “game mode.” Attend every open gym you can and good luck at tryouts!Coach McKeeSTMM Mens Varsity BasketballApex,NC Vince McKee Related TopicsBasketballpracticeshootingtryoutslast_img read more

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15% off in the Bristol Sport store all weekend

first_imgFor the entire weekend, there is a 15% discount on 2017/18 kit and training wear, with adult and junior sizes in stock.Season card discounts apply in store only. Available while stocks last.For opening times of the Bristol Sport store, please click here.Supporters can purchase in store on Saturday and Sunday, or online by clicking here.last_img

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Affordable Information Superhighway: Program Offers Low-Cost Internet

first_imgHome Internet is no longer a luxury. Many people consider it a necessity for North Carolina families as they go to school, work and lead their daily lives, but until now, the monthly cost of the service has been prohibitive for many families.That’s changing with a new program offered by AT&T that offers online access for as little as $5 a month. Josh Gelinas, a spokesman for the communications giant, explained why it is offering a low-cost option.“An Internet connection has the ability to change lives,” he said, “and access from AT&T will enable low-income households to apply for jobs online, connect with family and friends, research health information, complete an online education and much more. We feel that’s very important.”AT&T’s program is part of an agreement made with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when the company acquired Direct TV in 2015. The program is based on income eligibility, and the company will waive installation and Internet equipment fees for qualifying individuals.Sharon Goodson, executive director of the North Carolina Community Action Association, said the program will be valuable to thousands in the state and help them advance in life.“For many of the families that we serve, affordability is a factor,” she said, “and this service is valuable to us because it will allow us to connect students to the information that they need for papers and projects as well as being able to connect families to the tools and the resources they need to be able to better manage their finances.”According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 74 percent of all households report using the Internet. Gelinas said the widespread use of the technology makes it a necessity as people try to compete in the modern world.“We believe that access to the internet is something that is definitely going to – already has – improved our economy, education, health care,” he said.Census data also indicates that internet use is significantly lower for households with incomes of less than $25,000 a year. Last year, President Obama announced a national initiative to promote fast and affordable broadband access in more communities across the country.Census data is online at census.gov.last_img read more

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Stratford boys basketball storms back to beat Rib Lake

first_imgFour Tigers hit for double figuresBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterRIB LAKE — Lance Heidmann drilled four 3-pointers and scored a team-high 16 points to lift the Stratford boys basketball team to a come-from-behind 69-51 win over Rib Lake in a nonconference game Monday night at Rib Lake High School.The Tigers (2-1) trailed 36-33 at halftime before dominating the second 18 minutes, outscoring Rib Lake 36-15 to close out the contest.Vaughn Breit added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Cole Hoffman and Jacob Danen each scored 11 points for Stratford.Stratford hosts Auburndale in its Marawood Conference South Division opener on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 69, Redmen 51Stratford 33 36 – 69Rib Lake 36 15 – 51STRATFORD (69): Cole Hoffmann 4-10 2-4 11, Okley Wrensch 0-4 0-0 0, Lucas Heidmann 0-0 3-4 3, Paul Huther 2-6 2-5 6, Trent Heckel 2-4 0-0 5, Andrew Bargender 1-3 0-0 2, Eli Drexler 0-0 0-0, Branden Ackley 0-1 0-0 0, Vaughn Breit 5-13 5-6 15, Lance Heidmann 6-8 0-0 16, Jacob Danen 5-8 1-2 11. FG: 25-57. FT: 13-21. 3-pointers: 6-16 (La. Heidmann 4-5, Heckel 1-3, Hoffmann 1-4, Breit 0-1, Wrensch 0-3). Rebounds: 32 (Breit 13). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-1.RIB LAKE (51): Statistics not provided. Record: 2-2.last_img read more

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On the trail of polio viruses

first_imgA child is given an oral polio vaccine during a vaccination drive in Niger, West Africa. Shelina Moonsamy isolates a wild polio virus for genetic sequencing at South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases. (Images: Irin News)Like a forensic detective, Nicksy Gumede-Moeletsi, a virologist who heads the sequencing section at the Polio Molecular Unit of South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), tracks her “criminal”, in this case a virus, by studying variations in genotypes instead of fingerprints.The sequencing unit in South Africa is one of seven centres in the world tracing the origin of polio outbreaks. Gumede-Moeletsi traced a 2005 outbreak in Angola – which had remained polio-free since 2001 – to a polio strain prevalent in India by determining the genetic constitution of the polio virus.From Angola, the Indian virus strain travelled south to neighbouring Namibia, north to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and from there reached the Central African Republic in 2008.Polio, a highly infectious non-curable disease that can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours, is easily spread by contact from person to person. Flies can also passively transfer the polio virus from faeces to food.According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, spearheaded by the World Health Organisation, Rotary International, the US-based Centres for Disease Control and Unicef, most people infected with polio virus have no signs of illness, and are unaware that they are infected.The disease can be prevented by orally giving children aged under five a live weakened Sabin polio vaccine, named after its developer Albert Sabin, or by a trained health worker injecting the inactivated Salk polio vaccine.Uncovering the route along which a virus spreads is critical. Polio outbreaks can be caused either by a wild polio virus type, or a vaccine-derived polio virus (VDPV).On rare occasions, strains of the live virus contained in the oral polio vaccine given to children are known to have changed, reverting to a form with the capacity to circulate, and which can cause paralysis in humans.Gumede-Moeletsi said it was essential for a country experiencing an outbreak to know what it was up against, and sequencing helped detect the possibility of a new strain, as well as determining whether it was a wild polio virus or a VDPV.Sequencing also helped to find gaps in the affected country’s immunisation coverage. For example, if sequencing picked up a mutated form of the virus that seemed newer than a strain prevalent before the country’s last vaccination drive, it might indicate that the coverage of the immunisation programme had not been that effective, said Dr Adrian Puren, deputy director of NICD.Finish the jobThe polio detective work has also been used to actively encourage Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Nigeria – the only four countries in which polio is still endemic – “to finish the job of complete eradication”, said Mark Pallansch, who heads the polio laboratory at the Centres for Disease Control. He has worked on the polio eradication programme since 1985 and has traced frequent outbreaks to a virus originating in the four countries.In August 2003, radical Muslim leaders in three northern states of Nigeria suspended polio immunisation campaigns after rumours that the vaccine was laced with agents causing Aids and sterility.A new outbreak, originating in the state of Kano, subsequently occurred and infected previously polio-free areas of Nigeria as well as eight formerly polio-free countries in West and Central Africa.The strain then travelled from Sudan to Saudi Arabia, “probably during Haj”, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Pallansch said. In 2005 it spread to Yemen as well as Indonesia – a country that had been polio-free for 10 years.These outbreaks underline the importance of being vigilant. “You need a good surveillance system and a regular immunisation programme,” said Pallansch. “As long as polio is endemic, even in one country, everyone has to keep up with their immunisation programme.”He pointed out that Nigeria’s neighbour, Cameroon, had managed to keep the disease from developing into an outbreak with an effective immunisation campaign. This was in contrast to its other neighbours, such as conflict-ridden Sudan.Polio can be eradicated, “if you have the will,” said Pallansch. “If a developing country like Bangladesh, with a huge population and challenges, can do it, anyone can do it.”The threat posed by VDPV is mounting: in 2008 Gumede-Moeletsi picked up 18 cases in DRC and four in Ethiopia. She is concerned about the threat posed by VDPV, which is mounting. In 2008 Gumede-Moeletsi picked up 18 cases in DRC and four in Ethiopia.Her concern supports calls for wider use of the inactivated polio vaccine, which eliminates the risk of VDPV as it does not contain live virus, once wild polio has been eradicated. But according to Sona Bari of WHO, “Only the oral polio vaccine has been proven to stop polio circulating within a community.” So the debate on which vaccine to use continues.Polio factsAs long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio.Between 2003 and 2005, 25 previously polio-free countries were reinfected by new imports of the virus.One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis, usually in the legs.Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilised.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]: Irin NewsRelated articlesVaccines for a healthier Africa ‘The end of meningitis in Africa’ High-price vaccine for all SA kids TB vaccine in SA clinical trial Booster for child health in SA Useful linksNational Institute for Communicable DiseasesGlobal Polio Eradication InitiativeWorld Health OrganisationRotary InternationalCentres for Disease Control and PreventionUniceflast_img read more

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