Judges and social media – Your Honour, should you be using Twitter in court?

Posted On Sep 4 2021 by

first_img Social media platforms are built for interaction, which can range from intimate dialogues on Whatsapp, to public posts on Twitter that are shared with millions.Read more: MPs call for tax on social media firms to protect childrenTherefore, Judge Williams’ use of social media in an official capacity is noteworthy. Given that at the time Twitter had over 300m users, his tweet had the result of airing the case before a much wider audience than could possibly have sat in the back of his courtroom.And it is clear from the use of “#comehomeolly” that Judge Williams hoped to harness the power of retweets and hashtags to reach Yarrow-Sanders herself.While the use of social media in this manner is unusual, judges have previously employed other media platforms. In November 2018, Mr Justice Mostyn, the judge determining the financial settlement in Anthony McPartlin’s divorce from Lisa Armstrong, lifted reporting restrictions to allow journalists to write that Ant had been “told off” for failing to attend a hearing as “there isn’t one law for the famous, and one for the rest of the community.” Maxine Stott City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp A British judge recently resorted to Twitter to appeal directly to one of the parties involved in a case over which he was presiding.Ellie Yarrow-Sanders was on the run with her toddler son, Olly Sheridan, for over six months. Mr Justice Williams, the High Court judge in the case between Yarrow-Sanders and her ex-partner, wrote directly to her via the Judicial Office Twitter account on 1 February 2019, promising that she will be “given a voice in court” and her case will be treated fairly if she returns. Judges and social media – Your Honour, should you be using Twitter in court? More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Although this comment was not directed to Ant himself, Judge Mostyn was likely aware that a reputation-damaging statement would reach a celebrity faster, and have a much larger impact than a punitive instruction such as a cost order. Due to the press coverage, Ant offered a response via his spokesperson that he had intended no “disrespect”.This use of mass media by judges to achieve specific results in ongoing cases furthers the risk of reputation damage to all parties involved, no matter the intention. If this trend becomes more popular, it may present both pitfalls and opportunities for communications advisers. Responses and rebuttals may need to be prepared in case revealing statements are released by officers of the court mid-trial.Equally, judges may need to show consideration for their own reputation, and therefore require their own media relations strategies – both Judge Williams’ tweet and Judge Mostyn’s comments attracted national media attention.Notably, this trend could have an impact on the operation and function of British courts for which tradition and formality is deeply entrenched. Both Judge Williams and Judge Mostyn bypassed the lawyers, the conventional intermediaries between judge and party. This could potentially affect the role of the lawyer – from a legal and physical representative of their client to one of an adviser working in the background.Other symbols of distance and deference, such as the use of “Your Honour”, may fall to the wayside if court statements and judgments have a character limit of 280.center_img whatsapp Thursday 4 April 2019 12:13 pm Read more: Don’t let your staff’s bad tweets hurt your brand’s reputationSo far, the consequences of judges using public platforms to communicate with or apply pressure to legal parties have been limited to widespread media attention and heightened notoriety of the case. This has seen some success for the judges: Yarrow-Sanders’ sister announced last month that Ellie and Olly were coming home. However, if this trend becomes more widely adopted, what other consequences will there be?This is a question that both lawyers and communications advisers would be wise to ponder. The answer may impact significantly on the operation and function of both roles. Share Opinion by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny Tags: Tax Twitterlast_img read more


Former employee allegedly robs Taku Harley-Davidson at knifepoint

Posted On Aug 24 2021 by

first_imgBusiness | Crime & Courts | JuneauFormer employee allegedly robs Taku Harley-Davidson at knifepointMay 31, 2017 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:A former Taku Harley-Davidson employee armed with a knife allegedly robbed the store Tuesday, according to a Juneau Police Department news release.An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen and has not been recovered.Eric Rivera, 23, of Juneau was arrested on one count of robbery and and one count of assault in the incident at 263 Marine Way in downtown Juneau. Both counts are felony charges.According to the news release, an employee called 911 to report the robbery about 7:23 p.m, and the thief stole the store’s bank deposit bag and left on foot.Police later saw Rivera on Front Street about 7:51 p.m., where he was detained and subsequently arrested, the release said.Rivera is being held without bail in Lemon Creek Correctional Center. An arraignment hearing is scheduled at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.Share this story:last_img read more


Health alert issued for Franklin Locks after algae reports

Posted On Jun 21 2021 by

first_imgBlue-green algae found at Franklin Locks, health alert issued June 14, 2021 Health alerts issued along river as blue-green algae continues to spread May 22, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Department of Health continues to issue health alerts as algae conditions worsen May 26, 2021 ALVA, Fla. – The Lee County Department of Health issued a health alert for the Franklin Locks in Alva. The locks are right on the Caloosahatchee River. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection tested the water. They found the algae in their tests despite the water appearing to be clear of algae Wednesday.The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation says they also found small amounts of algae in the river. James Evans said the recent rain and wind may have broken up any streaks of algae in the water.Some areas along the river have seen two to three inches of rain during the past few days. Evans said the rain can send nutrient-filled runoff into the water that can help algae grow. AdvertisementTags: Franklin LocksHealth Alert AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementRight now, Lake Okeechobee is rising. Evans expects the Army Corps to increase releases down the Caloosahatchee. He said the lake needs to go down, so there can be less water released this summer. Count on NBC-2 to provide updates when the Army Corps makes their decision Thursday. last_img read more


Garda appeal following ‘sledgehammer’ attack on Laois post office

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img GAA Home News Crime Garda appeal following ‘sledgehammer’ attack on Laois post office NewsCrime Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook GAA Gardai have launched an appeal for information following a break in at a post office in Laois.The incident happened sometime between 11.20pm and 11.30pm last night at Crettyard Post Office.Gardai say: “Two males attacked front window with what appeared to be a sledgehammer.“They stole a very small quantity of coinage and left scene after alarm activated.“Gardaí are appealing to the public for their assistance and in particular if they saw two males acting suspiciously in a vehicle in the area that day or evening or in the days leading up to it.“Any CCTV footage from area would assist them and if any people with dash cam footage that passed through the area.”Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai.SEE ALSO – The latest LaoisToday Hurling Team of The Week as championship hots up Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest WhatsApp GAA Previous articleThe latest LaoisToday Hurling Team of The Week as championship hots upNext articleSadness in sporting and business circles following death of Phil Duggan 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. By Alan Hartnett – 10th September 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Garda appeal following ‘sledgehammer’ attack on Laois post office TAGSCrettyard Post Office Twitter Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more


Jean Lee’s North Korea on Display in Auckland

Posted On Jun 19 2021 by

first_img Jean Lee’s North Korea on Display in Auckland Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Former AP bureau chief Jean Lee delivers her lecture on Monday in Auckland. | Image: Nick Laery for Daily NK By Daily NK – 2014.07.03 2:30am News News In 2012 Jean Lee became the founding head of the Pyongyang bureau of Associated Press, the firstAmerican news agency to be granted permission to open a full bureau in the NorthKorean capital. In this and other capacities, she has travelled to North Korea more than thirty times since2008.Ms. Lee,speaking to an event convened by the Asia New Zealand Foundation in Auckland on Monday, says it remains extremely difficult forjournalists to get into North Korea. As a result, there is stillgreat reliance upon official state media, something that leads to misinterpretationand propaganda entering the mainstream Western media.This is whyLee maintains the need for reporters on the ground, in spite of the greatcriticism that her bureau has incurred since its inception. According to Lee, the value of AP andother reporters in situ is in their ability to see a little more clearly through thepropaganda fog. It is, she says, “Most important to be there [reporting] inbetween the important [theatrical] events.” Lee spoke of the North Korea she was able to see: most notably, a capital city “obsessed with gadgets.”Cell phones are popular for socializing and represent a “powerful tool”for acquiring information. They are also increasing in prevalence: for Lee, goingto watch a movie in Pyongyang meant competing with multiple cell phone conversationsinside the cinema.She alsopointed to the range of consumer items available to those able to pay for them, including well-known NewZealand dairy brand Anchor and the ubiquitous kiwifruit. There are espresso machinesin abundance, she said, reflecting the rising popularity of cafe culture among the moreaffluent classes. Lee posits that this increasing availability of foreign goods isa result of travel by North Korean elites; as they develop a taste for coffee and wine, so the regime must ensure provision of these same itemsat home in order to keep their support. It is the elite that forms the rulingcoalition that keeps the Kim regime in place.Althoughwater parks and ski resorts are widely regarded as a problematic misuse ofscarce hard currency by the regime, Lee said they are a medium by which to win over theyounger generation. Through provision of sporting facilities, she explained, theleadership aims to gain the support of the next generation of elite NorthKoreans. At the same time, these same facilities offer a route to hard currency earnings, and, at Masik Pass at least, away to compete with South Korea, which will host the next Winter Olympics in2018. Finally, concludingher lecture, Lee pointed again to the role of journalists, saying, “Journalist exchanges helpfurther the understanding of this incredibly enigmatic country.” There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News SHARElast_img read more


Part two Five things you didn’t know about

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgPart two Five things you didn’t know about As part of Analysis in Government month, this is the second in our series of ‘Five things you didn’t know about…’ blog posts. Analysis in government is being used more than ever in policy, decision making and the media, this series of blog posts will share, showcase and celebrate the vast variety of professions and work within the Analysis Function.Jump to one of our posts:Five things you didn’t know about coding in analysis and researchFive things you didn’t know about the Government Economic ServiceFive things you didn’t know about Diversity and Inclusion in the Analysis FunctionFive things you didn’t know about how the UK is helping modernise official statistics in the developing worldFive things you didn’t know about data qualityFive things you didn’t know about how the Government Geography Profession supports diversity in the geography pipelineFive things you didn’t know about working as an Operational Delivery Professional (ODP) in a Statistical Organisation Five things you didn’t know about coding in analysis and researchBy Daniel Shiloh and Jacob Cole, Office for National StatisticsIn the autumn of 2020 over 1000 government analysts responded to the coding in analysis and research survey (CARS). We were interested in how they use code and how much they knew about using software engineering practices to improve quality and efficiency in their analysis.Below are some things we’ve learned so far. Keep in mind: our sample is not necessarily representative and is likely to over-represent people interested in coding.1. People’s coding skills get better with practiceThe more people use code in their work, the more their skills improve. Our findings also show that people who don’t code in their work often feel they are losing their skills. Hardly surprising!But the degree is large: 74% of analysts who never use code in their work reported that their coding abilities are now slightly or significantly worse than before. In comparison, 93% of analysts who use code all the time in their work reported their coding abilities are slightly or significantly better than before.2. Most analysts first learn to code in education or at workOur findings show that although many people are joining the public sector with coding capability, many others are learning on the job.Across all Civil Service grades, the most common way people first learned to code is in education (48%). This is followed by learning while in public sector employment (32%).This varies widely between degree subjects. Analysts with degrees in computer science, statistics and engineering subjects are most likely to have learned to code in education (69%, 62% and 60%, respectively). The least likely to learn to code in education were analysts with psychology (35%), humanities (41%) economics (43%) or geography degrees (44%).3. Some professions use code more than othersPeople in different professions use code differently.The most frequent coders are data scientists and operational researchers (73% and 65% use code regularly or more, respectively). In contrast, the least frequent coders are economists (22%) and social researchers (39%). This could be explained by different professions drawing from different degree subjects.4. Different professions prefer different programming languagesWhile R and SQL are the most popular programming languages in our sample, we found differences in the languages that are used between the different professions.The most popular programming languages among statisticians and operational researchers were R (67% and 80%, respectively) and SQL (62% and 71%). Economists were the only profession to know Stata more than any other language (55%), followed by R (49%). Government social researchers were much more likely to know SPSS than any other profession (72%). More data scientists know how to use SQL than any other profession (84%), with python and R also commonly known (74% and 73% respectively). While many digital, data and technology professionals also know how to use SQL, python and R (82%, 67% and 54%), they also know Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) more than any other profession (59%).5. A lot of people haven’t heard of RAP, but those who have see it as importantAlthough most of our respondents had heard of reproducible analytical pipelines (RAP), 37% still haven’t. RAP is the use of some software engineering practices in analysis. Out of those who have heard of it, 70% agree or strongly agree that RAP is important in their work and only 10% disagree or strongly disagree.It’s great to see that so many people are enthused about the benefits of RAP. However, our team still has more work to do in promoting and supporting coding and RAP. Our findings have shown us how important it is for people to get time to practice coding, and that the tools analysts use and how often they code varies across the analysis function.We support analysts across government to use coding in their work. Contact us to find out how we could help you /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:diversity, education, efficiency, employment, Engineering, Government, language, pipeline, psychology, research, Scientists, software, statistics, technology, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more


County manager updates the structure of Community Development Department

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgCounty manager updates the structure of Community Development DepartmentPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, December 16, 2019in: Newsshare 0 Department will be segmented into two departments to concentrate efforts, increase efficiencies VANCOUVER – Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee today announced that the current Community Development Department will be divided into two departments. One will retain the name Community Development Department the other will be named Code Administration Department. This change goes into effect Thu., Jan. 2.Dan Young will lead the Community Development Department which will include building safety, development engineering, business technology, land use, administration and finance, wetland and habitat and the permit center. Mitch Nickolds will head up the Code Administration Department which will be responsible for code enforcement, the fire marshal’s office, geographic information services and animal protection and controlYoung currently serves as the county’s interim Fire Marshal and previously worked as the Building Inspections manager in the county’s Building Safety program. He has experience as a State Fire Marshal and as a building inspector for Clark County and the City of Battle Ground.Nickolds has been the Director of Community Development since June 2018. Prior to that, he served as the county’s assistant building official. He also managed inspection services divisions for the cities of Portland and Pasco.“This is another step towards our goal of reforming the building permitting and inspection processes in order to increase efficiency and consistency,” said Shawn Henessee, county manager. “Separating the responsibilities of these services will allow Dan and Mitch to apply more focused attention to improving the processes.”Contact information for both departments is available on the county website at www.clark.wa.gov/community-development.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Woodland Walmart hosts ninth annual Shop with a Cop Next : Vancouver seniors to get an early start celebrating the new yearAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreecenter_img Name*Email*Website Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more


Prairie basketball coach Kyle Brooks calls it a career

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first_img 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Posted by Paul Valencia|Friday, October 30, 2020 |in : SportsPrairie basketball coach with the comeback of his life Brooks has been the boys basketball coach for 21 seasons with the FalconsKyle Brooks, like he has done for years, surveyed the situation, and put together a strategy late Tuesday night.The call? Meal time for the Prairie boys basketball coaching staff.Kyle Brooks, shown here in 2019, announced that he is retiring after 21 seasons as the head coach of the Prairie boys basketball team. Photo by Mike SchultzKyle Brooks, shown here in 2019, announced that he is retiring after 21 seasons as the head coach of the Prairie boys basketball team. Photo by Mike Schultz The short-handed Falcons beat Evergreen, and Brooks and his three assistant coaches celebrated at a nearby restaurant in east Vancouver.They also went to celebrate a career.News broke earlier in the day that Brooks will be retiring from coaching after this abbreviated season, his 21st at Prairie, 25th as a high school head coach. He is also leaving his teaching job at the high school. Scorebook Live’s Andy Buhler posted his story before the Evergreen game. (https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/05/25/after-inspiring-return-to-the-court-longtime-prairie-coach-kyle-brooks-will-retire-after-the-season-ill-always-be-a-falcon/)After the game, at the restaurant, Brooks praised his team for rising to the challenge, and his coaches for doing the same. And while he was talking about Tuesday’s game specifically, he also could have been talking about his players and coaches for what they have done for him the past year-and-a-half.Brooks was stricken with Guillain-Barre syndrome during the 2019-20 season, spent months in the hospital, and is still in recovery.It was his assistants who kept the Prairie basketball culture thriving while Brooks was out of action. Brooks said it was important to him to be able to return to the court.Now, with three more games this week and at least one guaranteed next week in the culminating event, Brooks, 60, has decided it is time to retire after this season.“I wish I could keep coaching, but it’s just the right decision for me and my family,” Brooks said. “The exciting thing for me is I got to coach with these guys.”Jimmy Tuominen has been with Brooks for 14 seasons. It was Tuominen who took over the head coaching duties last year when Brooks was in the hospital. Also at the restaurant on Tuesday were assistants Ethan Rouse and Cody Barton.“I’m a Falcon all the way. I hope I get better in the next couple, three years and maybe someday I’ll come back and help these guys,” Brooks said.While he understands the school has to go through a hiring process, Brooks said he is pulling for Tuominen.“He’s real deserving of an opportunity, especially after the three of these guys, what they did in the winter of 2020, picking up the slack,” Brooks said. “We always talk about Prairie basketball, and Jimmy just picked up the pieces.”Brooks said it has been awesome to be back on the sideline, to go through this final journey together with his staff. His long-term plan was to coach until he was 65. But last year’s ordeal changed that timeline.“That was a challenging decision,” Brooks said. “Due to health and things … one thing you can’t get back is time.”Note: Clark County Today profiled Kyle Brooks during his recovery last fall and posted this story as he hoped to coach basketball again. Kyle Brooks could not move, could not see, and he could not breathe without a ventilator last winter, but the longtime boys basketball coach at Prairie High School is bac…Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Brush PrairieBrush Prairie WashingtonClark CountyClark County Washingtoncoachinghigh school boys basketballKyle BrooksLatestPrairie Falconsteachingshare 0 Previous : Opinion: It just got a lot more expensive to buy a house, file a fence line change and record other documents in Washington Next : City/County Telecommunications Commission seeks community feedback on cable television and broadband servicesAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website guestLabelcenter_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Name*Email*Website guestLabel Prairie basketball coach with the comeback of his life Prairie basketball coach Kyle Brooks calls it a careerPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Wednesday, May 26, 2021in: Sportsshare 0 last_img read more


Unusual Cool Growing Season Extends Bloom Period for Napa Valley Wine…

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first_imgAdvertisementPhoto courtesy of Robb McDonough and NVG.Napa, CA (June 11, 2015) – Napa Valley’s unusually cool start to the wine grape growing season has extended the stages of flowering and fruit-set for the 2015 vintage by up to three to four weeks, according to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG). This is later than anticipated despite this year’s early bud break that started the growing season.Heat spikes in Napa this week may “speed up” the development of this year’s wine grape clusters, but as of now, growers report that this vintage is one with the slowest blooms on record.The flowering and fruit-set stage is an important time in which fertilized flowers begin to develop seeds and grape berries. This phase is critical for wine production since it ultimately determines the potential crop yield.A lengthened bloom period is unique for Napa and has created wide variability in wine grape clusters. NVG members are closely watching the clusters and will manage them at the time of veraison, the onset of ripening, if a lack of uniformity continues.“Because of the variability in this year’s fruit set, crop thinning at the time of veraison will be even more important to even out the maturity of the clusters,” said Allison Cellini, NVG member and viticulturist at Cliff Lede Vineyards. This is accomplished by removing later ripening clusters, to adequately ripen the remaining fruit in a more uniform manner.“The recent cool-down in temperatures that we’ve seen across the board has elongated the bloom period in some vineyards to as long as four weeks. The effect this will have on harvest remains to be seen, but the incredibly early season that we were looking at a month ago has definitely been pushed back,” said PJ Alviso, NVG member and Director of Estate Viticulture at Duckhorn Wine Company.NVG reports that wine grape growers have also faced heat spikes and rain in the past two weeks. Both in-the-field technology and hands-on farmworkers are managing these issues to assure high quality grapes. With veraison expected to begin in the next three to four weeks, Napa wine grape growers will continue to proactively address these variability factors now, in order to achieve the highest quality fruit for which the Napa Valley is renowned.About Napa Valley GrapegrowersThe Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for over 40 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents over 690 Napa County grapegrowers and associated businesses. For more information, visit www.napagrowers.org.Follow Napa Valley Grapegrowers on Facebook and Twitter.Advertisement Facebook Home Industry News Releases Unusual Cool Growing Season Extends Bloom Period for Napa Valley Wine GrapesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessUnusual Cool Growing Season Extends Bloom Period for Napa Valley Wine GrapesBy Press Release – June 12, 2015 62 1 Share Email Twitter Linkedin TAGSfeaturedNapaNapa Valley Grapegrowers Pinterest ReddIt Previous articleSave the Date: Russian River Valley Winegrowers’ Distinguished Paulée Celebration Planned for April 30, 2016Next articleThere’s Still Time! Pura Vida Indiegogo Campaign Extended to July 4 Due to Popular Demand Press Releaselast_img read more


HTC November sales show (small) positive signs

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_img HTC Steve Costello Wang stages comeback as HTC chief Maitre resigns Author HTC posts another loss despite launches Devices HomeDevicesNews HTC November sales show (small) positive signs Relatedcenter_img HTC readies Vive Pro 2 VR headset Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Previous ArticleItalian government “monitoring” TI situation closely; won’t buy stakeNext Article4G to dominate European connections by 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 DEC 2015 Tags HTC saw its third consecutive month of sequential growth as it heads to the lucrative holiday sales period, although its November figures still compared poorly year-on-year.Revenue for November 2015 was TWD10.29 billion (TWD314 million), up 15 per cent from October, but down 39.3 per cent year-on-year. This also marks HTC’s strongest monthly sales since May 2015 – although it has been far from a steady upward trajectory since.For the year-to-date, revenue of TWD115.2 billion is 33.3 per cent behind the 2014 figure.HTC recently stopped giving forecasts for its financial performance, citing several factors influencing this, while also removing one of the main sticks it has been beaten with should it fail to reach its own expectations.However, in a conference call at the end of Q3, Chialin Chang, CFO and president of global sales, did suggest the company is looking for an “incremental improvement in revenue and net income”.HTC has undertaken a broad restructure, as it looks to cuts costs in line with falling sales.From a product point of view, the company launched a new “hero” product to drive sales in the latter part of the year, in the shape of its One A9.With the company traditionally releasing a single flagship device in February, this has meant that its portfolio lost some of its lustre by the time the Christmas sales period began.last_img read more