Veraison Starts in Napa Valley

first_imgEmail Pinterest Share TAGSfeaturedNapaNapa Valley GrapegrowersVeraison AdvertisementSignals the beginning of winegrape ripeningPhoto credit: Cliff Lede Vineyards, courtesy of Allison Cellini and NVG.NAPA, CA (June 25, 2015) – According to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) veraison, an annual benchmark in the winegrape growing season is underway, occurring two-three weeks earlier than usual. Known as the onset of ripening, veraison marks the colorful transition from grape growth to grape ripening, resulting in several changes in grape development.Most dramatically, red winegrapes slowly turn from green to red and purple while white winegrapes go from green to a golden yellow.“We saw the first signs of veraison this morning in some Merlot in Calistoga. The berries changing color is the visual sign that they are accumulating sugar and that harvest is just around the corner,” said PJ Alviso, NVG member and Director of Estate Viticulture at Duckhorn Wine Company.NVG reports that some Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Sangiovese vineyards are now also showing signs of veraison and the rest of the varieties grown in Napa will soon follow suit. NVG notes that if the degree days continue tracking as they have been, growers can expect to see more colors in the next 10 days.At this time of year, vine growth is strong and winegrape growers are very actively managing leaf canopies to prevent sunburn and the vineyard floor to minimize weeds, vineyard pests, and hold on to the remaining moisture that exists in the soil profile. Increased use of vineyard technology enables vineyard managers to quickly identify and mitigate any threatening issues.With harvest typically occurring 60-75 days from 50% veraison, NVG anticipates that the 2015 harvest could begin in mid-August.About Napa Valley GrapegrowersThe Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for over 40 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents over 690 Napa County grapegrowers and associated businesses. For more information, visit www.napagrowers.org.Follow Napa Valley Grapegrowers on Facebook and Twitter.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Veraison Starts in Napa ValleyIndustry News ReleasesVeraison Starts in Napa ValleyBy Press Release – June 26, 2015 29 0 Linkedin Twitter Facebook ReddIt Previous articleRenwood Winery Appoints Heather Price as EVP of Sales and MarketingNext articleDutton Estate Winery – 20th Anniversary! Press Releaselast_img read more

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Telefonica willing to make concessions on E-Plus deal – report

first_imgHomeUncategorized Telefonica willing to make concessions on E-Plus deal – report UK regulator tones down proposed licence fee hikes Author Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 APR 2014 Previous ArticleFTC tells Facebook, WhatsApp to stick by privacy promisesNext ArticleGoogle Glass on sale for one day Related Telefonica offered concessions to the European Commission (EC) in a bid to clinch regulatory approval for its proposed €8.6 billion takeover of KPN’s E-Plus in Germany, according to Reuters.It’s not clear what the concessions are, but both the EC and Germany’s telecoms regulator reportedly want Telefonica and E-Plus to give up spectrum in the 900MHz and 1.8GHz frequency bands as part of any merger approval.While Telefonica Germany declined to comment on the nature of the concessions, spokesman Albert Fetsch told Reuters that “we remain confident that we will get merger clearance in the second quarter”.Hutchison’s 3 Ireland has also submitted a number of potential “remedies” to try and allay anti-trust concerns about its bid for Telefonica’s Irish unit.They are believed to include the setting up of a new MVNO, which would later be able to buy some of the merged company’s radio spectrum and customer base.As competitive and regulatory pressures continue to take their toll, mobile operators are looking to the commission’s decisions on Germany and Ireland as test cases of its willingness to reduce the number of mobile network operators in EU member states.EC said it would decide on Telefonica’s bid for E-Plus by 23 June.center_img Uncategorized Ken Wieland AlcaLu CEO claims “control of destiny” after clearing patent-related loan Tags RCom helped by higher voice margins, but still losing customers E-PlusFinancialGermanyRegulatoryTelefonicalast_img read more

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Dow-Key Microwave Corporation Wins 2012 Summit Award at Consona Connect User Conference

first_imgManufacturer of Electromechanical Switches Uses Made2Manage ERP Software to More Effectively Manage Business Consona Corporation , a worldwide leader in providing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for companies of all sizes, at its Consona Connect 2012 user conference announced that Dow-Key Microwave Corporation (Dow-Key Microwave), the world’s largest manufacturer of electromechanical switches for radio frequency and microwave applications, is a 2012 Summit Award winner for its use of Consona’s Made2Manage ERP software. Dow-Key Microwave was selected for- –          Improved control and quality throughout the company, saving approximately 50 hours per month in labor. –           More efficient and error-free labor collection system, saving Dow-Key Microwave 160 hours per month. –           Use of the Made2Manage Shop Floor Manager solution to contribute to corporate “green” goals by eliminating excess paperwork. –          Improved quality leading to zero violations in most recent audit. “We have control all the way from top to bottom,” said Bill Frederick, Director of Information Technologies, Dow-Key. “It’s amazing to look at all the functionality and corresponding benefits in the Made2Manage ERP system that we simply didn’t use before.” “We’re thrilled to honor Dow-Key with a Summit Award at Consona Connect 2012,” said Jeff Tognoni, CEO, Consona. “The company’s evaluation and subsequent expanded use of the Made2Manage ERP solution is a great example of how a company can use our software to continually improve and enhance its business processes.”last_img read more

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Mind Your Mental Health This Winter

first_imgIf you always feel down as the winter season rolls on, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD — a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. SAD is a type of depression some people deal with during winter which can cause many of us feel like we’re in the doldrums during the dark, dreary days. Locally, there are resources available. Peninsula Community Health Services provides 24-hour support for those who suffer from any kind of mental illness or depression. PCHS: “Mental and emotional health affects your every day life, your relationships with friends and family and your job. If you need help, we offer comprehensive behavioral health programs for a variety of needs. From individual, group and family therapy sessions to crisis management and interventions, we have trusted medical professionals with the skills to help.” You can contact PCHS at 24-Hour Mental Health Emergency Crisis Line (907) 283-7511. Because 20% of the population lives with mental illness, no one is truly unaffected by this growing issue, even if one only experiences the secondhand effects. If everyone is touched by mental health problems in some form, and we publicly address them in everyday life and even have a whole month dedicated to suicide awareness, why do people insist on clamping up when it comes to having these discussions around the holidays? FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Although the winter season begins with a bit of holiday cheer, many people feel a little “off” as the cold weather drags on. Depression can come on during any season, and although some people might think they feel just a little “off,” it is important to seek help. Now, don’t be fooled: There’s certainly a stigma toward mental illness in the U.S. no matter the time of year, however, the taboo quality surrounding the discussion of mental health grows exponentially during the winter months. This seems counterproductive since this is the time when issues such as depression increase in prevalence. While it is untrue that suicide rates spike around the holidays, research discovered that 30% to 40% of the population have anxiety and depression around this time, while 60% of people who already experience mental health issues display worsened symptoms, this is according to the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services. Bottom line, if you’ve been feeling depressed or sad no matter the time of year you should contact your mental health professional or your family doctor for a consultation. If you or someone you know is feeling helpless or is at-risk for suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.last_img read more

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College softball: BPCC sweeps Navarro in pair of close games

first_imgKoeppen also ranks third in RBI with 51. She ranks 10th among East Zone players in hitting with  a .429 average. The Bossier Parish Community College Lady Cavs won a pair ofclose games over Navarro College 13-11 and 9-8 Wednesday at Benton. In Game 2, BPCC scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh,rallying from an 8-4 deficit. Haley Ebey ended the game with a three-run homerun over the left-field fence with one out. BPCC improved to 36-14 overall and 12-10 in Region XIV. Navarrodropped to 22-23 and 9-13. Ebey went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Game 1. RubyButler also had three hits and two RBI. The Lady Cavs trailed 8-1 after five. Cole went 2-for-3 with a double. Ebey also had a single andfinished with four RBI. Pence went 2-for-3. Stacey Landry hit a solo home run. Wooley went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and five RBI.Koeppen went 1-for-3, walked once and scored a run.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Navarro’s Sarah Koeppen, another former Benton Star, went 2-for-3with a solo home run. Jada Wooley went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Klein had two hits, including a home run, and four RBI. Rebecca Shepherdhad two doubles. Rachel Yocum had a two-run triple. Emily Hardy led off the inning with a homer over the center-fieldfence. Hailey Pence and former Benton standout Abi Cole had back-to-backsingles before Ebey’s homer. Koeppen is the Region XIV leader in home runs with 15. BPCC’sAlly Klein is second with 13. BPCC led 11-8 after five innings. Navarro cut the lead to onewith two in the top of the sixth. The Lady Cavs answered with two runs in thebottom of the inning. last_img read more

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