first_imgPennsylvania Wine Industry Sponsorship for the 2018 American Society of Enology and Viticulture Eastern Section Conference: Sponsorship of key speakers and Pennsylvania wines to be poured at this national conference to be held in July in King of Prussia.Denise Gardner, Wine Consultant, Denise Gardner WinemakingDr. Michela Centinari, Assistant Professor of Viticulture, The Pennsylvania State University$20,000 Pennsylvania Wine Land Statewide Marketing & Promotions: Continuation of the Pennsylvania Wine Land consumer marketing campaign, expansion of Pennsylvania Wine Month promotion in October 2018, and sustained investment in a cooperative wine trails grant program representing more than 100 wineries.Pennsylvania Winery Association$519,500 Boosting Polyfunctional Thiols and Other Aroma Compounds in White Hybrid Wines Through Foliar Nitrogen and Sulfur Application: Evaluation of the impact of foliar nitrogen and sulfur spraying as a viticultural practice to improve quality and profitability of white hybrid wines.Dr. Ryan Elias, Associate Professor of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University$101,543 Grant ProjectGranteeGrant Amount May 16, 2018 Evaluating the Impact of Under-Trellis Groundcover Practices on Winegrape Production Profitability and Sustainability: Research into a sustainable weed suppression alternative to herbicides for Pennsylvania wine growers that will allow growers to improve grape production while maintaining or improving soil health.Dr. Michela Centinari, Assistant Professor of Viticulture, The Pennsylvania State University$51,978 Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has awarded grants totaling $999,989 to seven projects intended to enhance the Pennsylvania wine industry and increase production of Pennsylvania-made wines.“Pennsylvania has a proud tradition of winemaking and the industry continues to expand,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Investing in this tremendous opportunity will help to strengthen our economy and builds on efforts to modernize our laws to position Pennsylvania businesses for growth.”Act 39 of 2016 expanded the Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Board and authorized the PLCB to approve up to $1 million annually for wine promotion. The first round of grants – a total of $999,934 for 13 projects – were issued by the PLCB in May 2017.“Winemaking continues to be an important, growing business in the commonwealth, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is proud to provide almost $1 million in grants to help in-state winemakers grow better grapes and promote their products,” said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden.“Pennsylvania’s wine industry contributes $4.8 billion to our state’s economy,” Agriculture Russell Redding said. “Supporting wine producers in making the highest quality products is an important investment in the vitality of the industry, and in meeting consumer demand for locally sourced, high quality products.”The following 2018 grant projects were recommended for approval by the Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Board. Act 39 also created the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board and authorized the PLCB to approve and fund up to $1 million annually for development and marketing of the Pennsylvania beer industry. The PLCB awarded the inaugural round of grants supporting Pennsylvania’s beer industry in February 2018, with grants for 13 projects totaling nearly $705,000.The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.8 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov. Rotundone as a Potential Impact Compound for PA Wines: Exploring what amounts of peppery aromas from rotundone appeal to Pennsylvania drinkers of Noiret and Grüner Veltliner wines.Dr. John Hayes, Associate Professor of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University$97,321 Defining Regional Typicity of Grüner Veltliner Wines: Characterize the environmental, viticultural, and sensory factors that define signature characteristics of Grüner Veltliner wines and develop marketing strategies to appeal to current and potential Grüner Veltliner drinkers.Dr. Michela Centinari, Assistant Professor of Viticulture, The Pennsylvania State University$195,622 Screening Soil Microbial Stimulators for Potential Effectiveness in Northeastern Vineyards: Greenhouse screening of commercially available soil microbial stimulators for efficacy prior to selection of products for a larger field study. Results of this study will be shared with The Pennsylvania State University and Pennsylvania wine growers.Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Cornell University$14,025 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Nearly $1 Million in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Wineslast_img read more

first_img120 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters.THIS commanding Burleigh Waters house overlook picturesque Burleigh Lake.It is the first time the property has hit the market since it was built in 2002.Located in Burleigh Cove, the property also offers idyllic views across the lake to Burleigh Lake Park. 120 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters. 120 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoOwners Ray and Kyha Nolan said the home’s location was one of its best features.“The main thing that makes it so unique is the views,” Mr Nolan said.“Directly across from us, it’s all parklands so it’s never been build in.“Having come from the country, it’s fantastic.”He said it had been the perfect home for their family over the past 17 years but it was time to downsize.Marketing agent Katrina Walsh, of Harcourts Coastal, describes the property as an executive home impressive in size, scope and location.“Its generous floor plan — immaculate in presentation with potential to upgrade — encompasses multiple formal and casual living spaces, an office, four large bedrooms and three bathrooms,” Ms Walsh said. 120 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters.center_img 120 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters.“Interiors merge with tiled entertaining terraces with commanding views of the pool, lake and manicured parklands.”The kitchen features white two-pak cabinetry, stainless-steel splashbacks and European appliances. The main bedroom includes a spa ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.Other features include large entertaining terraces overlooking the pool and a media room.There are water views from most rooms while manicured gardens also create a stylish vibe throughout. 120 Dunlin Drive, Burleigh Waters.last_img read more

first_imgDaily Mail (UK) 18 Sep 2011A British sperm donor has fathered 17 families, raising the risk of the offspring meeting and unwittingly having an incestuous relationship. The breach of the 10-family limit set by the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority came to light after research by a campaigning group. It also emerged that another man has created 12 families and three others have created 11. The HFEA also admitted it does not know how often its rules have been breached. Joseph Quintavalle, of Comment on Reproductive Ethics, the group which discovered the failings, told the Sunday Times: ‘There is a real danger in a small country like the UK for donor-conceived children to meet up unknowingly with half-siblings.…..Experts believe that such children could suffer psychological trauma if they subsequently discover they have a very large number of siblings.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038701/Incest-fears-British-sperm-donor-fathers-17-families-breach-10-family-limit.html#ixzz1YKhmorsWlast_img read more

first_imgWe are very near the halfway point in major league baseball.  Since we live in southeastern Indiana, most of us root for the National League.  At this time, the San Francisco Giants, the Washington Nationals, and the Chicago Cubs are on top in their respective divisions.  We will have to wait 3 months to see if these are the 3 teams that go into the post season as the division champs.I didn’t research how many times the halfway leader wins a division, but it sure seems like more times than not the half time leaders fail to carry it to the end.  If you follow San Francisco, you know they have been World Series champs in the last 3 even years, and 2016 is an even year.  Time will tell if they do it again.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Exciting EPL, La Liga, Serie A matches this weekend on DStv, GOtv Ex-IAAF boss bags two-year jail term Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv GOtv Max subscribers will join in on the 17th edition of the athletics action when the 2019 IAAF World Championships is held at Khalifa International Stadium aka National stadium in Doha, Qatar. The IAAF World Championship Pop Up Channel will be made available to GOtv Max customers from Thursday, 26th September till Tuesday, 8th October 2019 on channel 37.GOtv Max subscribers get the privilege of watching one of Africa’s leading athletics nation, Ethiopia, who will be dispatching a squad of 37 to Doha, Qatar.  Muktar Edris will be present to defend and secure his 5000m title, whilst Almaz Ayana will aim to attain her 10,000m title. The winner of the 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels, Getnet Wale, will also feature on the team.The pop-up channel will also provide subscribers with access to view world leaders such as Samuel Tefera, Selemon Barega, Telahun Haile, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Letesenbet Gidey. Yomif Kejelcha and Genzebe Dibaba who are world record-holders will also be attending.The IAAF World Championship Pop Up channel will be available from Thursday, 26th September till Tuesday, 8th October 2019 on GOtv channel 37.Subscribers can take advantage of the #GOtvStepUp offer to upgrade or renew on GOtv Max package by paying a reduced fee of N2,600. The offer runs till 31st October, 2019.For more information on the amazing sports coverage, please visit www.supersport.com. Also, visit www.gotvafrica.com to subscribe or upgrade in order to join in on the excitement. Follow GOtv @gotvng on Twitter and Instagram, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOtvNigeria .Tags: GoTVIAAFlast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Star cricket Steve Smith once again had tough time on the field during the India vs Australia clash when Indian fans started booing him and shouted “cheater” at him. However, this time he got an unlikely friend in Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who came to his rescue. The incident took place during India’s batting when Indian fans started booing Steve Smith over the ball tampering incident. Kohli, who was hitting the Australians all around the ground, came close to the fence and gestured the Indian supporters to stop booing Smith and instead applaud him.Later, Kohli apologised to the former Australian skipper on behalf of the crowd. Smith also acknowledged Kohli’s good gesture and thanked him. He even went to Kohli and then patted on his back. The two cricketers also exchanged a brief hand shake.“I think what has happened was a long time ago and it is not good to see someone down like that. We have had a few arguments on the field but you do not want to see a guy feeling like that every time he plays. Because there were so many Indian fans here, I did not want them to set a bad example,” Kohli said during the post-match press conference.“If I was in a position where something had happened with me, and I’d apologised and accepted it, and came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn’t like it either,” the Indian skipper added.Smith, along with Australian opener David Warner, had been banned from playing international cricket for one year, following their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal during the third Test between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town in March, 2018.Since then, the two Australians have been facing people angst and are often booed during their matches. Recently, during the Australia vs England warm up game, supporters of the England cricket team had also booed Smith, even as he scored a wonderful hundred. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgSyracuse sophomore pitcher Jenna Caira did not take a single at-bat during her freshman year.So when she stepped up to the plate earlier this season against Cornell, expectations were not high. After all, she was hitting .217 (10-46) going into the game and her main job was to pitch.But after she hit three home runs in the doubleheader against the Big Red, Cornell coach Dick Blood was not surprised.‘She was our top recruit for two years,’ Blood said. ‘When we were recruiting her she was not only a force on the mound but a force at the plate.’The pitcher can hit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCaira’s three home runs against Cornell are the highlight of what has been a banner season for her at the plate. The sophomore is tied for the SU lead with four home runs on the season and is now one of the key contributors to the Syracuse offense.The Orange (25-20, 9-7 Big East) travels to Penn State (28-16, 7-7 Big Ten) for a nonconference doubleheader Tuesday.The progress that Caira has made at the plate is a main reason why the Orange is fourth in the Big East standings. And it all started in the offseason.‘Coming in and being a pitcher and getting used to the college game is tough,’ SU head coach Leigh Ross said. ‘She threw a lot more last year and didn’t have the time to put the (swings) in. This year we were like, ‘We’re going to make time.”With only 20 hours a week allotted for the team to practice and play per NCAA rules, a lot of the work that Caira does to improve her hitting is on her own. In games that she doesn’t pitch, Caira is in the batting cage hitting off of a tee, always tweaking her swing.The extra effort is reflected in Caira’s stats — .321 (9-28) in her last 10 games.‘Once she kind of got in there and kept swinging, Coach King and I were like, ‘She’s just so powerful,” Ross said. Caira’s strength — which produces her 67 mph fastball — carries over to the plate. Her quick hands fly through the zone. When she makes solid contact, the ball flies off her bat.Her strength was most apparent against Cornell. The Big Red tried to pound the outside corner against her, but the sophomore hit it anyway. When Cornell pitchers Elizabeth Dalrymple and Lauren Marx missed their spots, Caira took full advantage.‘She was able to pull one of her home runs practically with one hand,’ Blood said. ‘Three mistake pitches, and she made us pay for them.’A pitcher doubling as a key hitter has become more common in college softball over the past few seasons. Danielle Lawrie, the pitcher for Washington, the defending national champion, is a fixture in the middle of the Huskies’ lineup. Syracuse freshman pitcher Stacy Kuwik also hits, batting .240 in 50 at-bats.Having Caira hit involves her in all aspects of the game. It helps her stay in rhythm rather than having her sit in the dugout, out of the action, while Syracuse is at the plate. It is also a chance for Caira to help out her own cause. If she can get a hit that provides the Orange with another run, it’s an insurance run for her on the mound.‘(Being) given the opportunities a couple times to help yourself out (is) huge for a pitcher,’ Ross said. ‘You can’t walk away from the field saying, ‘I wish my team hit.”Caira continues to help out her cause on the mound with her hitting at the plate. On Sunday, she went 2-3, driving in two runs in a 5-1 win against Connecticut. Her RBI single in the bottom of the fourth helped open up what was a 2-0 game.‘Well, it hurt a little bit, she jammed me,’ Caira laughed. ‘It felt good, though. Helping out the team offensively is a really good feeling.’ mcooperj@syr.edu Published on April 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgTyler Marona, a defensive end from Pasadena (Calif.) Community College, became the 22nd overall player and eighth junior college player to commit to Syracuse’s Class of 2013 on Monday, Scout.com reported.No other offers are listed on Marona’s Scout.com page, but Mike McAllister of CuseNation.com reports that he chose the Orange over offers from Colorado and Miami (Fla.).A 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end from La Canada, Calif., Marona attended SU spring practice on Sunday and made his commitment official on Monday.Marona was a two-star recruit coming out of St. Francis High School, but his only offer came from Colgate. He will have four years of eligibility for Syracuse after playing just one year at Pasadena. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC – The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has criticized the decision of the Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, in Guyana, to file a motion of no confidence against the David Granger government saying he was seeking to exploit the current illness facing the Head of State.Granger has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and is due to return home later on Tuesday from Cuba where he has been undergoing medical treatment.Jagdeo, a former president, filed the no confidence motion against the Granger-led A partnership for National Unity (APNU) coalition government, which was elected in 2015 with a one-seat majority in the 65-member Parliament.Jagdeo said whether the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wins or loses the no confidence motion, he believes the country will benefit from the debate surrounding it, “because we believe we will get a chance once again to point out what the electorate said to them when they rejected them at these polls, that their policies are all wrong and damaging our prospects for the future and the well-being of all of our people across Guyana.”“Man of uncanny decadence”But CGID president Richford Burke, said “only a man of uncanny decadence would seek to exploit the illness of a Head of State to divide a nation for cheap political points”.He told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that some PPP members have also been using social media to disseminate “dishonorable and unpatriotic” messages against Granger.Burke claimed that Jagdeo has been “desperately attempting to dominate the political space created by the President’s illness” and that the reason for being critical of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is performing the duties of Head of State is to give support to his motion of no confidence against the present administration.“Nothing in the law prevents the prime minister from fulfilling his constitutionally mandated parliamentary duties, and he will,’ Burke said.Insensitive motionPrime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, last week noted the “insensitivity” of the motion at a time when President Granger is overseas seeking medical treatment. He said the Opposition’s intention is to breed disaffection among Guyanese and questioned where is the “Guyanese compassion,” while reminding that the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland still has to rule on the motion’s admissibility.Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, said the move by the Opposition is against national interest.last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies lost their last six wickets for 65 runs in quick time to tumble to a massive 257-run defeat to India inside four days of the second Test at Sabina Park on Monday.Set an improbable target of 468, West Indies were dismissed for 210 in their second innings nearly half-hour before tea.Shamarh Brooks top-scored with exactly 50 while captain Jason Holder got 39 and Jermaine Blackwood, 38, but India’s varied attack proved clinical in the second session to bring a swift end to the contest.Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (3-58) and seamer Mohammed Shami (3-65) claimed three wickets apiece while pacer Ishant Sharma picked up two for 37.The defeat meant yet another clean sweep for West Indies, after they suffered a chastening 318-run defeat also inside four days in Antigua a week-and-a-half ago.Resuming the day on 45 for two, West Indies lost the wickets of Roston Chase (12) and Shimron Hetmyer (1) to be 145 for four at lunch.Left-hander Darren Bravo (23), unbeaten on the start at 18, left the game in the fourth over never to return after complaining of feeling unwell, forcing West Indies to employ Blackwood as their first-ever ‘concussion sub’.Brooks, who faced 119 balls and struck nine fours, put on 60 for the third wicket – first with Bravo and then with Chase – before adding a further 61 for the fifth wicket with Blackwood.Unbeaten at lunch on 39, Brooks completed his maiden Test fifty before becoming the second wicket to fall after the interval, run out by Virat Kohli’s direct hit.Blackwood, on 36 at tea, was the first to fall when he caught at slip off seamer Jasprit Bumrah.Debutant Jahmar Hamilton (0) fell two balls after Brooks with no addition to the total at 177 for seven and the other debutant Rahkeem Cornwall (1) perished in the next over, caught behind off Shami, leaving Windies on the brink.West Indies failed to win a single match on tour, suffering a 3-0 clean sweep in the Twenty20 series and a 2-0 loss in the three-match one-day series.last_img read more