The travel disruptions and closures you need to know ahead of a busy weekend in the capital

whatsapp Share Sebastian McCarthy Pride celebrations and a World Cup quarter-final against Sweden today will make this weekend one of London’s busiest in the year, but there are several closures and disruptions worth checking ahead of the big day. whatsapp Jubilee line – On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, there will be no service between Stratford and North Greenwich. This is due to a renewal and replacement of track points.Metropolitan line – On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park. This is due to ballast and track replacement work.DLR – On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, there will be no service between Canning Town and Beckton. This is due to Crossrail construction work. Buses:Wimbledon Tennis Championships – Until 23:00 on Sunday 15 July, there will be increased traffic levels and pedestrian activity around Southfields, Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon town centre and the area around the Wimbledon tennis Complex on Church Road and Wimbledon Park Road. Parking restrictions will be in force and traffic delays can be expected in these areas for the duration of the tournament.Hyde Park – On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive will be closed both days from 11:00. From 21:00 until 23:45 each day, Park Lane between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner and the eastbound up-slip from Knightsbridge to Hyde Park Corner will be closed. Expect larger than normal numbers of pedestrians in the area. This is due to an event.Roads: Trains: The travel disruptions and closures you need to know ahead of a busy weekend in the capital by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout A201 between Ludgate Hill and Stamford Street- From 05:00 until 12:00 on Sunday 8 July, temporary traffic holds will be in place for a 3 minute duration, 4 times an hour. From 05:00 to 23:00, Queen Victoria Street will be closed in both directions. This is to facilitate filming.Westminster – From 18:00 on Tuesday 10 July, there will be various road closures in the St James’s Park area. This will include the following roads: Constitution Hill, The Mall, Birdcage Walk, Marlborough Road and Victoria Street between Artillery Road and Parliament Square. The outside lane on the western side of Parliament Square will also be closed. This is due to an event.Hyde Park – On Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive will be closed each day from 11:00. From 21:00 until 23:45 each day, Park Lane between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner and the eastbound up-slip from Knightsbridge to Hyde Park Corner will be closed. Expect larger than normal numbers of pedestrians in the area. This is due to an event. Saturday 7 July 2018 9:57 am read more

Apple deletes app that lets Hong Kong protesters track police

first_img People wear masks and light up their mobile phones during a flash mob rally in the Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong on October 5, 2019, a day after the city’s leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century. – Pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of the ban on face masks as much of the city ground to a halt on October 5 with the subway suspended and swathes of shops and malls shuttered following another night of violence. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images) HKmap.live worked by collecting social network posts to identify where protesters and police were located. Read more: Hong Kong bans face masks in crackdown on protesters NBA sports team Houston Rockets’ manager Daryl Morey apologised after expressing his support for protesters. Apple has deleted the HKmap.live app that allows Hong Kong protesters to track police movements from its App Store. The app remains available on web browsers and on Android. Meanwhile previously downloaded versions of HKmap.live still appear to be working on iPhones. The tech giant said the app allowed protesters to ambush police in what have become increasingly violent clashes between authorities and anti-government activists. Apple removes Hong Kong protest app HKmap.live that tracks police movements “The app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement,” Apple said in a statement to Reuters. whatsapp Apple said the app was a threat to law enforcement and Hong Kong citizens. HKmap.live said Apple’s move was “clearly a political decision to suppress freedom and human rights in #HongKong”. A Twitter account associated with HKmap.live’s developer said: “The majority of user review[s] in App Store … suggest HKmap IMPROVED public safety, not the opposite.” The iPhone maker also said it had investigated the app after “many concerned customers in Hong Kong” had contacted the firm. “It said it had consulted with the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau before making its decision. Jewellery brand Tiffany also pulled an ad campaign that depicted a woman covering her eye, which protesters have done after police shot a woman in her right eye.center_img HKmap.live only received approval from Apple last week after first being rejected, and worked by crowdsourcing the locations of both police and protesters. Read more: ‘The camera works unbelievably well’: Read our review of the iPhone 11 Pro Max Moderators removed any that promoted criminal actions, the Twitter account said. It also removed BackupHK, an app that mirrors the main app and acts as a backup. Thursday 10 October 2019 8:20 am Share Tags: Hong Kong Joe Curtis Protesters have also shared coordinated by using the encrypted messaging app Telegram to share police movements. The app’s deletion comes after an editorial in China’s People’s Daily that accused Apple of “protecting rioters” with what the newspaper called a “poisonous app”. whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndo Apple’s controversial decision follows other firms getting into hot water over Hong Kong.last_img read more

Betting firm 888 hires Lord Mendelsohn as chairman

first_imgIn a notice filed with the London Stock Exchange this morning, the FTSE-250-listed company confirmed Mendelsohn will replace former chief executive and current chair Brian Mattingley as chairman. Betting firm 888 hires Lord Mendelsohn as chairman Poppy Wood Wednesday 23 September 2020 12:12 pm This week the government announced a full-scale review of the 2005 Gambling Act, following mounting criticism from both MPs and peers that current legislation is “not fit for the digital age”. whatsapp Betting on online slot machines soared 25 per cent in the first three months of lockdown, data from the Gambling Commission showed, while online poker swelled 38 per cent and betting on virtual sports jumped 40 per cent. Share Mendelsohn, who has more than two decades’ experience in the industry, will take over the role after Mattingley’s departure at the next annual general meeting in May. Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Also Read: Betting firm 888 hires Lord Mendelsohn as chairman The Labour lobbyist co-founded corporate finance boutique Oakvale Capital in 2011, which specialises in the gambling, gaming and sports sectors.  His move to 888 marks the second Labour Party affiliate to secure a senior role in the gambling industry in less than a week.center_img Shares in the gambling firm rose 1.8 per cent to 184.6p this morning on the news of Mendelsohn’s hire. Also Read: Betting firm 888 hires Lord Mendelsohn as chairman It comes as the betting industry faces increasing regulatory scrutiny as ministers seek to clamp down on problem gambling following a spike during lockdown.  Gibraltar-headquartered 888, which has a market capitalisation of almost £700m, has seen its shares rise roughly 13 per cent over the past year. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp In a statement on his new appointment, Mendelsohn commented: “I am very excited to join the board of such a world-class gaming operator. 888 is a company that I have long admired during my more than 20 years working with companies in the gaming and gambling industries. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pickautooverload.comGoogle Street View Photos Before They Got Censoredautooverload.com Last Thursday Tom Watson, the former deputy Labour leader, was named as a senior adviser to Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment. “The group has a number of very exciting opportunities and I am looking forward to working closely with the board and the management team to continue to deliver the group’s growth strategy and generate further stakeholder value.” Betting giant 888 Holdings has hired former Tony Blair adviser Lord Mendelsohn as its new chairman, marking the latest in a series of political appointments within the gambling industry. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Research team looks at potential landslide hazard in Juneau, plans to track landscape changes

first_imgClimate Change | Environment | Juneau | Science & Tech | Southeast | WeatherResearch team looks at potential landslide hazard in Juneau, plans to track landscape changesJune 10, 2021 by Bridget Dowd, KTOO Share:Geologist Bretwood “Hig” Higman (left) speaks during a press event on Thursday, June 10 in the parking lot of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School. He is joined by CBJ Emergency Programs Manager, Tom Mattice (far right) and other researchers from CBJ and the National Weather Service in Juneau. (Photo by Lyndsey Brollini/KTOO)A section of land along the Lemon Creek side of Thunder Mountain in Juneau has been identified as a potential landslide hazard.A group of researchers and emergency management experts hiked into the area to assess the risk Thursday morning.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/10LandslideHaz.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Juneau Emergency Programs Manager Tom Mattice and his team gathered in the parking lot of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School to share their findings. For starters, Mattice said there’s no immediate danger.“But I think it’s just important to recognize we’ve found some obvious signs and we have some ways to start to track those,” Mattice said.The team examining cracks in the landscape — places where the mountain has sagged — and they plan to measure those over time. “We want to know how active the concern is,” Mattice said. “If we went up and looked at those cracks in the mountainside this year and they were six inches apart and we came back six months later and they were six feet apart, we would know that we had a really active concern.”CBJ Emergency Programs Manager, Tom Mattice speaks during a press event on Thursday, June 10 in the parking lot of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School. (Photo by Lyndsey Brollini/KTOO)The team used a combination of Light Detection and Ranging, or “LiDAR” data and pictures of the landscape to identify the area as a hazard. Mattice said he’s hoping the general public will also help them keep an eye on it through what he called ‘citizen science.’“People that are looking at these things, people that are hiking in the mountains and paying attention. If they see obvious gaping cracks opening up in places, maybe they’ll bring them to our attention,” Mattice said.Geologist Bretwood “Hig” Higman is a part of the research team. He owns a small nonprofit called Ground Truth Alaska, which aims to educate others on Alaska’s natural resource issues.Last year, Higman helped identify an area of land that could potentially crash into Barry Arm of Prince William Sound, northeast of Whittier Alaska.“One of the things that jumped out when we were looking at that is it’s a super obvious instability,” Higman said. “It’s something that any geologist could’ve identified. You don’t need much expertise, and yet, even though thousands of people visit that area, nobody had noticed it.”Higman said that was a red flag and a sign that maybe researchers needed to spend a little more time looking for the obvious, which prompted him to identify other sites like this one. Unfortunately, even with careful tracking, an extreme rain event or earthquake could cause an unpredicted landslide at any time.“What I would say after my walk today is that if it’s been raining for the last two weeks and it’s an earthquake longer than 20 seconds and you live at the bottom of a mountain, you should probably go somewhere else,” Mattice said.And even if they get a pretty good idea of when the slide is coming, Higman said there’s no way to prevent it from happening.Geologist Bretwood Higman (left) speaks during a press event on Thursday, June 10 in the parking lot of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School. (Photo by Lyndsey Brollini/KTOO)“Sometimes people say ‘can we just go and like if we know it’s gonna fall anyway can we let it loose right now so at least we know when it’s gonna happen or maybe we can do it in little pieces?’ There isn’t really a way to do that.”That means with the exception of being 100% evacuated, there’s no way to prevent damage or loss.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Amazon seeks court injunction to stop former supply chain executive Arthur Valdez from joining Target

first_img Amazon has filed a court action against US retailer Target over its recruitment of Arthur Valdez as its new executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer.“Valdez will lead Target’s supply chain transformation including planning, distribution and transportation,” the company said in a statement on 29 February.Target chief operating officer John Mulligan added: “While we’ve made significant progress in improving our operations, Target’s growth hinges on our ability to enhance the fundamental aspects of our business, starting with the supply chain.“Arthur’s leadership and experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to drive improvements in end-to-end processes including leveraging our almost 1,800 stores to deliver a seamless experience for our guests.”He was due to begin work on 28 March, but that has been thrown into doubt by Amazon’s court action, which was filed on 16 March and said it was intended to prevent Mr Valdez “from leveraging his position and confidential strategic knowledge at Amazon to take a directly competitive position in charge of leading all supply chain operations at Target”.The action claims that Mr Valdez had signed a non-compete clause in his employment contract which barred him “for a limited time” from working in a similar role at a competitor.Mr Valdez had a 16-year career at Amazon, including stints as vice president of its UK operations; vice president of its North American supply chain and transportation operations; vice president of global last mile; vice president of Amazon Logistics; and finally vice president of operations North America, which involved “working on leveraging and deploying Amazon’s confidential supply chain advantages in emerging markets”, such as Mexico, Canada and Brazil.“In these roles Mr Valdez was not only privy to Amazon’s most confidential strategy, implementation plans and operational techniques, which are the foundation of Amazon’s position as the market leader in supply chain and logistics, but he also helped develop them,” the court papers say.Amazon further claimed that Mr Valdez had already demonstrated how his employment at Target would hit the e-commerce platform, given that he allegedly revealed a host of secrets during his job interview process.“While interviewing with Target’s most senior executives, Mr Valdez referenced not only core aspects of Amazon’s confidential information, training and expertise, but also the title and topics of a key analysis and strategy meeting Mr Valdez was contributing to and participating in at Amazon. Mr Valdez’s behaviour at Target with respect to Amazon’s confidential information highlights the injury to Amazon from Mr Valdez’s work at Target if he works there,” it said.It has requested the court to enforce the non-competition clause in its employment contract with him, which would prevent him from joining Target for another 18 months. By Gavin van Marle 22/03/2016last_img read more

News / PSA set to enter US port sector with agreement to purchase Penn Terminals

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 07/05/2019 Singapore box operator PSA has confirmed reports it is set to enter the US port market and expand its presence in Canada.It has agreed to acquire Philadelphia operator Penn Terminals and Halifax box facility Halterm from investment fund Macquarie.“PSA International has finalised an agreement to acquire Halterm Container Terminal in the port of Halifax, Canada, and Penn Terminals in Pennsylvania, US, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.“This transaction is in the process of securing regulatory approvals from the respective US and Canadian authorities,” a PSA spokesperson told The Loadstar.Once regulatory approval is granted, the acquisition will mark PSA’s entry into the US market.Penn Terminals is a muiltpurpose operator with a 32ha site and has an annual container capacity of 425,000 teu. It can also handle 200,000 tonnes of breakbulk cargo a year. Its docks are also served by intermodal operators Norfolk Southern and CSX.The acquisition of Halterm will see PSA add an east coast port to its inland facility at Ashcroft, which serves as a rail hub for cargo coming through the west coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.Macquarie drew up a shortlist of potential buyers for Halterm, which, according to a Journal of Commerce report, included a joint bid from CN Rail and CMA CGM.The deal follows the sale of Macquarie’s interest in the Polish port of Gdansk in March, also to PSA. The financial details of both deals have remained undisclosed.In an unrelated development, Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC confirmed last week it had acquired a 10% stake in MSC’s terminal operating subsidiary, Terminal Investments Ltd (TIL), from port investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).Ang Eng Seng, GIC chief investment officer of infrastructure, said: “We are pleased to invest in TIL, given its strong business alignment with its majority shareholder, MSC, and attractive growth potential from its pipeline of both existing and new terminals.”This was accompanied by MSC upping its own stake in TIL to 60%, after shares from GIP and other investors. MSC added that GIP “remains a significant shareholder”.last_img read more

2019 Remembered: Fire broken out in Portlaoise

first_imgHome News Community 2019 Remembered: Fire broken out in Portlaoise NewsCommunity Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous article2019 Remembered: Two businesses on Portlaoise Main Street close in JuneNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, December 28, 2019 LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2019 Remembered: Fire broken out in Portlaoise WhatsApp TAGSfire Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th December 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This was not the first time the house had caught fire.A fire has broken out in Portlaoise.The fire broke out this evening in the Beechfield estate on the Mountmellick road.It’s believed the fire broke out in an empty house to the front of the estate.Two fire engines are at the scene now.The house is believed to have caught on fire twice in recent times.Once on 23 December and last summer also.We’ll have more updates when more information comes through.SEE ALSO – Check out more from the 2019 Remembered Series GAA Facebook GAA GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Tributes paid as long serving Laois Garda retires

first_img Tributes paid as long serving Laois Garda retires By Alan Hartnett – 9th December 2020 Twitter Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Tributes have flooded in following the news that a long serving Laois Garda is set to retire.Garda Micheal Hurley has signs off for the last time at Ballylinan Garda station after 30 years of service in An Garda Síochána.17 of these have been spent serving the community of Ballylinan.Local Fine Gael Councillor Aisling Moran paid tribute to Mr Hurley.She said: “I’d like to wish Michael all the best on his retirement from the force.“Michael is a very diligent man who served the Gardai with distinction over the years.“He was always courteous and friendly in his interactions with the public which made him a well respected and popular figure in the community.“He will certainly be missed by all in Ballylinan – that is for sure.”Chief Superintendent John Scanlan and Supt John Lawless also wished him the best of luck and thanked him for his service.Happy retirement Michael! Home News Community Tributes paid as long serving Laois Garda retires NewsCommunity Facebook Electric Picnic Pinterest Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Previous article€156,000 in improvement works to be carried out at five Laois schoolsNext articleCoronavirus: Five further deaths and 227 new cases as warning issued over allergic reaction to vaccine Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest TAGSAisling MoranBallylinanGardaiMichael Hurley WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

New $11 million fire station in Cockburn fully operational

first_imgNew $11 million fire station in Cockburn fully operational Cockburn Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters move into their new state-of-the-art homeFuture-proofed station designed to meet the needs of the growing Cockburn and southern suburbs communityThe State’s newest career fire station is officially operational in Perth’s southern suburbs. Emergency Services Minister Reece Whitby joined Cockburn Career Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) firefighters at their state-of-the-art station on North Lake Road in Cockburn today.Mr Whitby toured the new Cockburn Fire Station with firefighters who were heavily involved in the design of the facility.The modern, purpose-built station was planned to cater for increases in both personnel and appliances in the future.It features three vehicle bays, an indoor-outdoor gym, training area and a post-incident wash-down area.Funded by the Emergency Services Levy, the centrally located station has easy access to major arterial roads including North Lake Road and Kwinana Freeway, resulting in faster response times to communities in the expanding Cockburn area.The firefighting crews had been based at the Cockburn Volunteer Emergency Services Complex while the new facility was constructed.As stated by Emergency Services Minister Reece Whitby:“After a year of construction, firefighters at Cockburn Career Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) have a home to call their own.“Over the past 12 months, Cockburn CFRS attended more than 640 incidents including 61 structure fires, 97 bushfires and 106 road crashes.“This $11 million investment from the Emergency Services Levy to build a state-of-the-art fire station demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to supporting Perth’s southern suburbs.”As stated by Cockburn MLA David Scaife:“Cockburn Fire Station has been built to the highest standard to ensure it will meet the current and future needs of firefighters, the Cockburn community and its changing urban landscape.“Cockburn Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters had significant input into the design of the facility, and it is terrific to see them in their new home and serving our community.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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:Australia, bushfires, career, Cockburn, community, Emergency, Emergency Services, emergency services levy, Government, Investment, Kwinana, Minister, Perth, purpose-built, rescue, southern suburbs, vehicle, Western Australialast_img read more

First Signs of 2019 Bud Break in Napa Valley

first_img Facebook Advertisement2019 bud break in Carneros AVA. Photo credit – Brittany Pederson, Renteria Vineyard ManagementNapa, CA (March 18, 2018) – Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) announces that bud break has begun in Napa Valley, marking the beginning of the winegrape growing season. “Buds on Chardonnay in the Carneros AVA are swelling and bursting,” said Brittany Pederson, viticulturist at Renteria Vineyard Management and NVG member. “These are the first signs of bud break. In the weeks to come, when the weather gets consistently warmer, the sap will start flowing and the vines will be woken up. Bud break will really start to take off then.”Compared to last year, “bud break is about a week and a half later due to the winter rains,” said Allison Cellini Wilson, viticulturist at Cliff Lede Vineyards and NVG member. Over the 2018-19 winter, significant atmospheric rains storms soaked Napa Valley soils. In total, the valley saw an average of 35 inches of rain between November and February. “The soils have already absorbed all the water from the winter rains. We’re not seeing any stagnant water remaining out in the vineyards, which means our soils needed the saturation,” continued Cellini Wilson.The combination of springtime temperatures and ample water has created a spectacular mustard and cover crop bloom throughout Napa Valley. Pederson stated, “The cover crop has grown in well and is looking very healthy. Right now, we’re in the vineyards preparing for the 2019 growing season, which includes cover crop management, tracking nighttime temperatures for frost potential, and wrapping up pruning.”Done throughout the first three months of the year, pruning creates vine balance, influencing grape yields and fruit quality. When pruning, 70 to 90 percent of the previous year’s growth is removed and select cane or spur positions are left. From the remaining buds on the vine, budbreak takes place, resulting in new growth and the start of the growing season.Cellini Wilson noted, “To start the growing season off with full reservoirs and soil profiles is ideal. Everything thus far is looking great and we anticipate a busy 2019 growing season.”About the 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 43 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents 726 Napa County grapegrowers and associated businesses. For more information, visit our website Napa Valley Grapegrowers.Follow Napa Valley Grapegrowers on Facebook and Instagram.Advertisement Email Linkedin TAGSBud breakNapa Valley Grapegrowers Twitter Share Previous articleAfternoon Brief, March 18Next articleVintage Wine Estates Purchases 1,986 Acre Laetitia Winery Estate on the California Central Coast Press Release Pinterest ReddIt Home Industry News Releases First Signs of 2019 Bud Break in Napa ValleyIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessFirst Signs of 2019 Bud Break in Napa ValleyBy Press Release – March 18, 2019 471 0 last_img read more