Fans and mushers celebrate the end of the 2016 Yukon Quest

first_imgSportsFans and mushers celebrate the end of the 2016 Yukon QuestFebruary 22, 2016 by Molly Rettig, KUAC Share:2016 Yukon Quest Champion Hugh Neff watches Native dancers perform at the finish banquet in Whitehorse Saturday night. (Photo by Molly Rettig/KUAC)Mushers and fans gathered over the weekend to celebrate the completion of the 2016 Yukon Quest in Whitehorse. The event was highlighted by awards and stories from the trail.About a dozen Tlingit dancers paraded onto the stage in fur, feathers, and traditional clothing to congratulate Hugh Neff for winning the Yukon Quest. They thanked him for mentioning Alaska’s Native people when he came across the finish line first. Neff was impressed.“I’m a Native at heart and I’m a wolf at heart,” Neff said. “It was like a dream popping out of my heart that I got to see flowing around me.”The 48-year-old Tok musher is a long-time Quest veteran. Throughout the race, he repeatedly acknowledged Alaska Natives such as George Attla and John Baker for teaching him how to mush and for producing his line of dogs. Neff said his popular brown dog named Lester is an Inupiaq Eskimo dog.“I really take pride to be running dogs that are created by some of the greatest dog minds in the world,” said Neff. “I’m just lucky all I have to do is play with them and love them.”In a speech to the crowd, Neff said he runs the Quest every year to race against himself.“It’s not about trying to win this thing. It’s trying to be a better musher, being a better northerner,” Neff said.A couple of hundred guests showed up at the awards banquet in Whitehorse Saturday. After racing all the way from Fairbanks, mushers were treated to a big buffet, can-can dancers and lots of prizes.This year’s Yukon Quest contained the usual excitement of a thousand-mile sled dog race. There were midnight chases, moose attacks, and miles of bumpy jumble ice, broken sleds and an epic storm.“We all have stories,” an attendee proclaimed.Third-place finisher Allen Moore talked about an upgrade he had made to his sled that backfired. He wanted to add some extra stopping power to go down Eagle Summit, so he rigged up a system to lower chains onto his runners with a string. It was working fine until he encountered knee-deep overflow on a creek and had to sit down on the back of his sled.“When I did this I didn’t realize I stuck my foot through this cord, now something’s got me hogtied and I’m going through this water and I turn over in the water, laying in the water with the sled over sideways,” Moore said. “The dogs look back at me, what are you doing?”Runner-up Brent Sass won 4 ounces of gold for being the first musher into Dawson. Sass, Neff, and Moore have chased each other for years. At one point early in the race, they all stopped at a trail cabin to rest around the same time.“All three of us are standing there looking at each other, like, ‘What’s your next move gonna be’”, said Sass.He said it was fun competing against friends.“It’s amazing it can be such a competitive sport and atmosphere and to be joking around with guys you want to beat,” Sass said.Sass said he loves the Quest because it’s always a challenge.“After having such a great race last year, and having such a difficult race this year, every year is different and that’s what keeps us coming back,” Sass said.Gaetan Pierrard won the Red Lantern award, a tradition that started so the last-place competitor would have light on the trail. The Yukon resident had a good attitude about the prize.“A souvenir for my first Quest,” Pierrard said. “At least I have something.”He was happy to finish because the race could have ended a lot earlier. On the first day, he broke his main line and almost lost his team. Pierrard said he learned a lot from the Quest but isn’t sure he’s ready for another.“I’m just (enjoying) right now and live the moment and not think about the future too much,” said Pierrard.Japanese musher Yuka Honda said she was happy with her ninth-place finish. She has finished the Quest before, but this one had a special meaning.“This time, I was just thinking about my mom so much because she just passed away,” Honda said.Her mother asked her to run the Quest again because it had been a dream of Honda’s for so long.“I try for my mom this time,” said Honda. “Kind of special this year.”Nineteen-year-old Laura Neese won the sportsmanship award for helping out other mushers and bringing joy to the trail.“It was a joy to be out there with all you guys and travel and get to know you,” Neese said. “It’s a great race and thank you so much.”The final competitors to take the stage were George Costanza and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Neff’s two lead dogs each received a bright golden harness and a plate of raw beef.Share this story:last_img read more

Bill would make it easier to pass on information about contaminated sites in Alaska

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Environment | State GovernmentBill would make it easier to pass on information about contaminated sites in AlaskaApril 14, 2017 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:Contaminated snow-covered tundra on April 29, 2014, from a BP Exploration Alaska spill in Prudoe Bay, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)From leaking pipelines and polluted aquifers, to broken septic tanks and abandoned military equipment, there are more than 2,200 open cases of contaminated sites in Alaska. A new bill that that is making its way through the state House, would require full disclosure of contamination on the deed of a property before it can be sold.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2017/04/13-covenants.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.They’re called environmental covenants and Alaska is one of just seven states that doesn’t have laws on the books that make sure contamination is fully disclosed at the time of a property sale.Kristin Ryan, the spill response director for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has the perfect example of what can happen without environmental covenants: When a gas station in Anchorage closed and the owners pulled their tanks out of the ground, they found that fuel had leaked into the dirt around the foundation of a building on the property. The only way to clean up the dirt, was to remove the foundation of the building. “So we agreed, and this is very common, we agreed to allow the responsible party to leave the dirt in place,” Ryan said.The state put a restriction on the property that said if the foundation was ever removed, the dirt would have to be cleaned up. But, then the site was sold several times. And two years ago another person bought the property. Ryan says the new owner “took the building down, was unaware of the restriction, spread the dirt everywhere and built a Subway restaurant.”Now, the owner of the restaurant has to deal with clean-up on the property. A covenant could have changed that. There are disclosure laws in Alaska already, but Ryan says that they aren’t always followed. There’s even an online database where the state keeps detailed logs of the types of contamination and cleanup efforts. “So the information is out there for people, but who goes and looks at our database when they’re buying property? I mean, it’s not common,” Ryan said. “We talk to realtors and remind them to do that, and title companies and mortgage lenders, but it still isn’t a guarantee that that information is communicated.”The new law would allow the state to put a covenant right on the deed of the property. Republican Senate Majority leader Peter Micciche is carrying the bill this session. It’s gotten broad bipartisan support so far, though Micciche says the title puts some people off at first. “Some people in this building get concerned anytime they see the word environmental in something,” he said. “It takes a few minutes to explain the value. That, in this case, it’s good for everyone.”So far, opposition to the bill has come primarily from the Department of Defense. The Air Force regional environmental office wrote to Micciche, saying it couldn’t comply with the new law. There are federal laws that don’t allow covenants to be placed on federal land. Micciche says he was expecting to hear from the federal government. “We feel they should be held at the same standard,” Micciche said. “And we think it’s important and as you can imagine in this building a note from the feds in opposition to a bill is not always a bad thing. And I don’t say that lightly, it just happens to be the case.”Other states that have enacted similar bills have found a way around the federal laws. Colorado put an environmental restriction clause in its environmental covenants bill. And Ryan says that it’s a critical addition to Alaska’s bill because most of the state’s open contaminated sites are on federal property.  The bill sailed through its first House committee on Tuesday and is headed into another. “The only roadblock that I see is time. I know of no opposition. It was 19-1 in the Senate. I expect it to be probably 40-zip in the house. It’s a good bill,” Micciche said.It looks as though lawmakers will likely extend their stay in Juneau past their Sunday deadline. The environmental covenants bill has a hearing scheduled for Monday, after the conclusion of the 90-day regular session. Share this story:last_img read more

Premium / Analysis: a solid first quarter for DSV – now what’s next for Panalpina?

first_img Email* << Go back Password* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Denmark’s DSV proved once again today to be the best-in-class 3PL in the marketplace, with solid first-quarter results well ahead of analysts’ expectations.As a result, its shares shot up to an all-time high of Dkr630.6.Its core air and freight unit outperformed those of its closest rivals, Kuehne + Nagel, Ceva and Panalpina, while the completion of the takeover of the latter is now brought forward to the end of the third quarter, from the fourth quarter.Beer, air & ocean and more“You ... Premium subscriber LOGIN By Alessandro Pasetti 30/04/2019 LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Email* Reset Your Passwordlast_img read more

REVEALED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers for 2020

first_img10. Gary O’Reilly @garyo93Gary is a H5 Handcyclist and his Instagram showcases his achievements along with pictures from his travels. With Gary training for the Paralympic Games in 2021 we can expect more great pictures of him representing Ireland! REVEALED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers for 2020 Previous articleRevenue issues ‘scam’ text message warning to taxpayersNext article‘Progress’ on plans to provide Adult Diabetes Insulin Pump Clinic in Portlaoise LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp 19. Seorsia Jack @siababezWith a whopping 30.3k followers and counting SiaBabez is one of our most followed account. Seorsia’s account showcases her talents in singing and dancing and has earned herself a verification as she is signed to SYCO Entertainment along with her fellow bandmates and XFactor winners. 1. Lisa Sheppard @stayhomeplayLisa without a doubt got the most nominations for our list and she is definitely worthy of the top spot. Lisa is a mother and a primary teacher in an Autism Specific Class and her account is dedicated to homebased learning and play ideas to see parents and guardians through COVID-19.SEE ALSO – Laois’s next makeup star to feature on BBC’s ‘Glow Up’ 11. Leaving Cert Guidance (Donnacha O’Mahony) @leavingcertguidanceThis is an excellent account for fifth and sixth year students on the CAO and future careers. It received quite a few nominations and provides great insight into college courses and applications. 15. Ellen Hanley @ellenhanleymakeupEllen’s makeup account showcases serious talent at only the age of 19. Her looks vary from everyday makeup to intricate designs and even SFX! We see a bright future. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 12. Paul Dargan @throughtheeyesofpaulPaul Dargan is an extremely talented dancer – and he’s as good photographer. The Graiguecullen man has become one of the most known people in the county for his coverage of the Laois hurling and football teams in recent years. We can only hope he isn’t missing the action too much! Pinterest 17. Lavina’s Wish List @lavinaswishlistLavina runs a lifestyle page and keeps her followers up to date on all the latest highstreet fashion. You’ll also find makeup and skincare reviews and even some food inspo, it’s all-round great Instagram account. By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th May 2020 Twitter 4. Mike Gibson @mikegibsonartworkNow this is serious talent. Laois artist Mike Gibson is definitely worthy of a place in our top 5. With a following of almost 80k, Mike is our most followed account and we can see why. Mike’s artwork is incredible and he also has a TikTok account that has gained him more recognition with his videos of his drawings. 23. Nuala Heffernan @noodles_ooNuala makes our lost for having a stunning nature-based account. She captures the scenic Ballyfin countryside beautifully and of her adventures with Pippy, her golden cocker spaniel. Electric Picnic 7. Anna Moore @mooreanna11Number 1 on the list in 2018, Anna can feel very unlucky to slide down six places since then. But just as she was then, she is well worth a follow now. Her most recent post, which features Peru, Bolivia, The Philippines and New Zealand is only stunning. 14. Colm Begley @begz_17This Laois footballer makes the list and he is well worth a follow for his entertainment value alone. He may not post a lot of pictures, but his stories are usually hilarious. And they typically involve him singing or dancing while cooking! 24. Cliodhna Bennett @cliodhnabennettCliodhna makes our list for having a varied and interesting Instagram. She has amazing pictures from her travels and has a great eye for a photo. 13. Hansel House Design @hanselhousedesignHansel House and Design’s elegant styles have us screenshotting every angle. The first of our interior design pages, we absolutely love this one, they describe themselves as being; a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget and it certainly looks a champagne lifestyle to us! Twitter 22. ASD Creation Station @asdcreationstationASD Creation Station is a great account for parents or teachers that showcases different activities with autistic spectrum disorder. 9. Fuel Your Roots @fuelyourrootsIf you’re a self-confessed foodie this is the account for you. Not only does the food look delicious but it’s also nutritious run by a qualified nutritional therapist and health coach. Anyone who makes healthy, nutritious food look this good certainly deserves the amount of nominations it received. Pinterest After a one year hiatus – our selection of the best Instagram accounts in Laois is back.Back in 2018, we last picked our favourite accounts on the photo-based social media platform.And we looked for your help again to generate the list by means of nominations and we were flooded by them.The team spent many days agonizing over the placings on the top 25 – but we believe we have gotten it just right.Having tonnes of followers was not the only criteria here – you also had to entertain us with your stories and your captions by equal measure.Young and old, men and women – every sort of person is catered for in our list.We’re sure not everyone will agree with our selection and we’re ok with that too (the social distancing guidelines made it difficult for anyone to bribe us this time).We have foodies, sports personalities, travel enthusiasts, farmers, musicians and more.Check them out below:25.  Miss Mc Donald (Breda McDonald) @msmcdonalds_home_ecThis account is great for food lovers and aspiring bakers. It’s educational as well as aesthetically pleasing as Breda who teaches Home Economics at Heywood CS posts mouth watering pictures of her creations and, previous to the coronavirus outbreak, the progress of her students. 6. Ellen Carroll Holland @echfitsThis is Ellen’s second account and it’s dedicated to her outfits. If you want some serious style inspiration look no further. Ellen posts regular pictures of her day to day outfits and still manages to look good even in lockdown. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role 16. Dr Sharon Delaney @drsdelaneyThis is a brilliant and educational account run by Laois GP Sharon Delaney. It’s varied and interesting and more useful than ever to check out during these times. 3. David Cuddy @makingbigbankCamross native David has a huge social media following on Snapchat, Facebook and Instragram – with 40,000 followers alone on Instagram. Anyone who follows him is in for a laugh and you’re also set to be educated on all things got to do with cutting timber! 20. Kelly Ging @kellyloucakesThere’s just no way we can leave the queen of cakes in Laois out of our list. We are all familiar with the name Kelly Lou Cakes now and her Instagram doesn’t fail to make our mouths water with her creations. News 5. Aine Bennett @ainebennett8Aine makes our top five for her amazing travel and the occasional coffee/food pictures. From America to Asia, Aine has been in some of the greatest cities in the world and she’s captured her travels brilliantly. We recommended you take a look to ease those holiday blues in lockdown. Facebook 2. Wiola Lechicka @photojoyphotographyWiola’s Instagram is a feast of breathtaking photographs. Wiola specialises in newborn portraits and is clearly seriously talented. Wiola has her own page www.photojoy.ie where she takes bookings. TAGSInstagramLaois instagrammersLaois’s top Instagrammers 2020 8. Hannah Scott @theladyhannahHannah makes our list for having an interesting and varied Instagram. She definitely has an eye for a photograph whether its capturing her cats shenanigans or her friends antics Hannah knows what makes an Instagram pleasing to the eye. WhatsApp Facebook Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun REVEALED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers for 2020 We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun 21. Ryan Fitzpatrick @bigryaners Next up we have Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan’s pictures are top notch. Not only is he a great photographer but he also has a podcast which he promotes in his account also. Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival 18. Ciaran Hennessy @cihenno  Ciaran’s account is perfect for any nature lover and agriculture enthusiast. From pictures of animals, machinery and lovely Laois, Ciaran’s account is well deserving of a spot in our top 20. 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Laois Gardai investigating following ‘pipe bomb’ incident as car set on fire

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Laois Gardai investigating following ‘pipe bomb’ incident as car set on fire Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic WhatsApp TAGSHillview Drivepipe bomb Facebook Twittercenter_img Council Nobody was injured in the incident and Gardai say they are investigating.LaoisToday understands that the incident is linked to an ongoing feud in the area.They say: “Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred in Portlaosie at at 11.10pm on Tuesday March 2.“In the course of this incident, a vehicle was lit on fire.“No injuries were reported and investigations are ongoing.”SEE ALSO – Planning permission sought for new playground in Laois village Previous articleThe Midweek Podcast: Mountmellick woman to swim Bristol Channel, Laois girl on living with a brain injury & music chat with Brian O’MahonyNext articleBeautiful tribute to ‘excellent cross country runner’ Ray McGill LaoisToday Reporter Home News Crime Laois Gardai investigating following ‘pipe bomb’ incident as car set on fire NewsCrime Pinterest Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd March 2021 WhatsApp Electric Picnic Gardai are investigating after an incident of ‘criminal damage’ occurred in Portlaoise last night.Shortly after 11pm, a device, believed to be a pipe bomb, was thrown at a house in Hillview Drive.A car outside of the house caught fire and Gardai were alerted to the incident.last_img read more

Modbury Hospital Boost for Local Jobs

first_imgModbury Hospital Boost for Local Jobs Construction on Modbury Hospital’s new 20-bed Palliative Care Unit has begun, as the Marshall Liberal Government’s job-creating hospital redevelopment passes its halfway mark.Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said not only have some building works at Modbury Hospital been fast-tracked in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the project has been a huge boost for South Australian suppliers and tradespeople throughout this difficult year.“Since initial designs for the $96 million redevelopment were revealed in January 2019, work has been steadily progressing on site. The project is expanding with an additional $1.5 million being invested in lift upgrades,” Minister Wade said.“The redevelopment has so far used 100 tonnes of reinforced steel processed and manufactured locally in Cavan, as well as 1,100m3 of concrete sourced from companies across the State.“Almost 200 construction workers are currently onsite at the hospital daily and 1,378 people have been involved in the construction so far, working more than 375,00 hours between them.“Construction has started on a new 20-bed Palliative Care Unit, which will be located on the ground floor of the hospital, providing patients and families with direct access to private gardens and natural light.“The extensive upgrading and enhancing of Modbury Hospital is part of a landmark billion-dollar health infrastructure build across the state.“While Labor downgraded services at Modbury as part of their failed Transforming Health plan, the Marshall Liberal Government is investing in world-class infrastructure to deliver better patient care closer to home for the residents in the north and north-east,” Minister Wade said.“The expansion will ease pressure on our busy emergency departments and modernise the aging facility, increasing capabilities and improving facilities for patients and staff.”Completed redevelopment milestones include an eight-bed Emergency Extended Care Unit, an upgraded hospital façade and a refurbishment of the administration area on level five.Northern Adelaide Local Health Network Chief Executive Officer, Maree Geraghty, said it’s an exciting time for the north-eastern community to see Modbury Hospital begin to transform to a more modern facility.“As building works continue into next year, we are looking forward to seeing the new Surgical Suite, High Dependency Unit, new main front entrance and Outpatients building, and kiosk – all becoming operational early next year,” Ms Geraghty said.“The multi-disciplinary Palliative Care team at Modbury Hospital receives around 1,200 new referrals every year for both inpatient and community care, and the new Unit, to be completed within the next 12 months, will create a more home-like environment with space for families to stay with their loved ones during end of life care.“While we know there have been some minor disruptions to some areas of the hospital, we want to thank our staff and consumers for their patience during the redevelopment period.” /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Adelaide, AusPol, Australia, Australian, building, community, covid-19, Emergency, emergency departments, end of life care, environment, Government, hospital, infrastructure, Minister, patient care, SA Government, South Australialast_img read more

Tesla updates software after parked car caught fire in Hong Kong

first_imgTesla is rolling out a software update for two of its electric vehicles, including the flagship Model S, to beef up battery safety as part of a probe into a vehicle fire in Hong Kong.The over-the-air updates will revise the charge and thermal-management settings for the Model S and X, Tesla said in a statement.The company said it’s acting “out of an abundance of caution,” insisting the vehicles are 10 times less likely to experience a blaze than their gas-fueled equivalents. RELATED TAGSTeslaElectricElectric VehiclesNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We have a long way to go before fully trusting new techIn its statement, Tesla said it had a team in Hong Kong to support its customer and establish the facts. “While our investigation with authorities is ongoing, we have found that only a few battery modules were affected and the majority of the battery pack is undamaged,” Tesla said. NIO, a Tesla rival, said last month one of its ES8 electric vehicles caught fire in the northwestern Chinese city of Xi’an while being repaired. Tesla earlier confirmed it was examining an incident in Shanghai after a car bearing the company’s logo was shown in an April social media video emitting smoke before bursting into flames. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement Trending Videoscenter_img See More Videos A Tesla Model S suddenly caught fire in a parking lot at San Po Kong Plaza on May 12, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported. Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department has confirmed it’s investigating a fire, without identifying the make of the car.Recent vehicle fires have raised concern over the safety of electric vehicles in China, the top market. In 2018, the country recorded at least 40 fire-related incidents involving new-energy vehicles, which includes pure battery electric, hybrid plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.RELATED We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Watch a Tesla catch fire (twice) following a flat ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Nomacorc’s Innovative Select Bio Continues to Expand Adoption Among Premium Wineries

first_imgEmail TAGSfeaturedNomacorcSelect BioWine Industry AwardsWINnovation Awards Twitter Pinterest Share AdvertisementWINnovation Awards Winner Update: NomacorcLast year, Nomacorc was awarded a WINnovation Award at the North Bay Business Journal’s annual Wine Industry Awards, for its recent innovative wine closure, Select® Bio. It is the world’s first zero carbon footprint closure, made with 100% renewable energy, minimal water consumption, and fully recyclable plant-based materials derived from sugar cane.Since receiving this award at the end of 2014, Nomacorc continues to add to its rapidly expanding list of premium wineries who have chosen to make Select Bio a critical part of their winemaking process. Due to its exceptional quality performance and environmental benefits, Avalon Winery was the first United States winery to use Nomacorc Select Bio. In addition to Avalon, over 120 wineries, many smaller premium producers in and outside California, have adopted Select Bio since its release last year, including prominent brands such as J. Lohr, Schug Carneros Estate, cult favorite Dirty & Rowdy, Eberle and others. A few other iconic, ultra-premium producers, which we cannot yet name, have already committed their 2016 bottlings to Select Bio based on trials conducted this year.Select Bio has also been nominated and won several awards in addition to winning last year’s WINnovation Awards.Drinks Business Best Green Launch of the Year – WinnerIPA Awards Inspirational Packaging – WinnerSIMEI-ENOVITIS New Technology Award – WinnerWBM Bio Business Awards – ShortlistedNomacorc is thrilled to have been awarded this honor by Wine Industry Network and North Bay Business Journal’s Wine Industry Awards. They have proudly placed the award at their front reception, prominently displayed for all visitors to see!Advertisement Linkedin ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Nomacorc’s Innovative Select Bio Continues to Expand Adoption Among Premium WineriesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessNomacorc’s Innovative Select Bio Continues to Expand Adoption Among Premium WineriesBy Press Release – October 16, 2015 46 0 Facebook Previous articleVintners & Growers Host Exclusive Film Screening – America’s Wine: The Legacy of ProhibitionNext articleAfternoon Brief, October 16 Press Releaselast_img read more

Huawei courts European decision makers over 5G

first_img Author Tags HomeLatest Stories Huawei courts European decision makers over 5G Previous ArticleSigfox targets 1B IoT device connectionsNext ArticleVodafone moves big data to the cloud Mobile Automation Engine unlocks full potential of 5G 5G promises more disruption with new advances in pipeline Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Latest Stories center_img Related Chris Donkin Huawei AUTIN paves way for intelligent O&M transformation Huawei’s EU head of strategy and policy Hui Cao backed Europe as the world’s natural 5G leader, hours after a top US official urged countries to take heed of threats outlined in the recently published European Commission 5G risk assessment report.Speaking at the Huawei-arranged Brussels 5G Assembly, Cao reiterated the company’s willingness to work with authorities on the continent to verify its equipment, while highlighting the potential of Europe as a leading player in 5G.He said Europe must be a “leader, not a follower on the road to a digital future,” noting the continent had “the most advanced operators and a world–leading industrial base” offering the potential to “shape the world’s 5G landscape”.During his speech, Cao also noted there was a need for: “recognition of the global supply chain connecting all vendors that exists. In other words: let’s acknowledge the fact that all vendors’ equipment contains parts made in China. This is why Huawei advocates the rapid adoption of measures that address the challenges of cyber-security and to put governments’ and consumers’ minds at ease.”US warningThe event came hours after US secretary of state Mike Pompeo released a statement calling for governments to take note of threats outlined in the European Commission’s risk assessment on 5G networks released last month.“People should be able to trust that 5G equipment and software companies will not threaten their security, privacy, IP, or human rights,” Pompeo said. “For nations looking to build out their 5G networks, the European Commission risk assessment named these threats. Now it’s time to keep them safe.”As it currently stands, the EC has outlined broad recommendations related to security of 5G networks with individual countries still responsible for decisions on whether to ban specific vendors. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 NOV 2019 European CommisionHuaweilast_img read more

Funerals underway of County Louth crash victims

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Let us reflect briefly on the spirit of generosity in the lives of Margaret and Mairead, and how we are all the richer for having known them.Margaret McGonagle, née McKennaBorn, Sligo 1948.Married and moved to Bruckless, Co Donegal in 1970.Three children: Roger, Geoffrey and Mairead.Dedicated her life to the home and children.When all children were reared Margaret returned to education and became an accredited counsellor.She was to the fore setting up the Donegal Rape Crisis in her early work and proceeded to work in different areas helping others with their trauma and difficulties.An example of Margaret’s work was captured in the following tribute which is indicative of the sterling work she did with her clients, which I received in the past few days:“Mags Facebook Funerals underway of County Louth crash victims Google+ By News Highland – July 24, 2017 Born 1 October 1979.Lived in Bruckless all her life, a real home-bird, at the age of 18 Mairead moved to nearby Glenties, but after three days returned home to Mammy homesick!Mairead was a champion Irish dancer and danced in both the Ulster and All-Ireland competitions.In 2002 Mairead married Declan and they had a baby boy, Caoimhin, sadly Declan passed away in 2009.Several years later she was blessed to meet Pauric and they began a happy life together with Caoimhin.Having just celebrated their first wedding anniversary, it was tragically cut short by last week’s accident.  Mairead was much loved by many people, especially by Caoimhin, Pauric, her family and her friends.  Mairead will be sorely missed in all our hearts.Rest in peace Mairead, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Pinterest Twitter The deaths of three Donegal women in a car crash has devastated their local community.The funeral mass of Margaret McGonigle and her daughter Mairead Mundy has been taking place this morning in the Church of St Joseph and St Conal, Bruckless. The funeral of their close friend Rachel Battles will take place in the same church at 2.30 this afternoon.The three women in a car crash in Co Louth in the early hours of last Friday morning.Parish priest Fr James Sweeney told the congregation this morning that the death of the three women has been a huge blow to everyone who knew them……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/frsweeneyfuneral1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homily notes of Father James Sweeney PP for the Funeral Mass of Margaret McGonagle and Mairead Mundy RIP Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal, Bruckless, Co Donegal, Diocese of RaphoeToday we gather as a community to commend the souls of Margaret McGonagle, her daughter Mairead Mundy and friend Rachel Battles to the care and mercy of God.We, as a community give thanks today for the gifts of their lives.Death is always difficult to deal with but the death of two members of one family and a family friend leaves with us a very acute pain.The sense of loss can almost be overwhelming and indeed very difficult for the human mind to comprehend.The community has rallied together over the last few days to support all the families involved.  The sense of community spirit has brought the parish together helping to provide all the support and assistance we can humanly give.This tragedy has devastated the community and a sense of shock permeates the parish.This tragedy has reminded us of the goodness and kindness and generosity of this rural community here in south Donegal.We are today united in prayer for the deceased and continue to remember those injured in the accident.Margaret, mother and grandmother.  Mairead, wife to Pauric, mother to Caoimhin, were well known members of the community.  They have been taken away very unexpectedly.It is to our faith we turn for consolation and to the love and support of the community to help us at this difficult time.We pray as one:O LordBe my rock in this tumbling worldBe my strengthFor I have none of my own Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleTransatlantic flights from Knock to New York may soon be a reality againNext articleStapleton and Muldoon named on Ireland World Cup squad News Highland Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady “I don’t know where to start, how to express how grateful I am to you.“I have battled with my mental health for many years and thought it was something I would just have to accept to live with, that was until I met you.  You have changed my life completely, saved me as a person.“You are an incredible woman.  Absolutely amazing at what you do!“It’s a pleasure to have met you and I have enjoyed every second.  You have inspired me so much and helped me to smile again.  I will be forever grateful, you’ve been my butterfly!  (I say a butterfly is an angel helping you find your way) thank you so much for everything.“I will never forget you.“All my love forever.”………….. 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