Unbeaten Doves sign Fevola

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History in the making as 2020 Lidl Ladies NFL gets underway – Round 1…

first_imgCompiled by Jackie Cahill THERE’S history in the making this weekend as the 2020 Lidl Ladies National Football League gets underway – with Cork preparing to host Westmeath at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.For the very first time, the Cork senior ladies will get the chance to play at the fabled venue, when they begin the defence of their League title against visitors Westmeath on Saturday (4.0).On Sunday, the ‘Battle of the Champions’ will get the Facebook Live treatment on the LGFA Page http://bit.ly/2OvUJ2D, as 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin welcome Intermediate winners Tipperary to Ballyboden St Endas (2.0).There’s a 2pm start in Corofin as 2019 League and Championship finalists Galway host newly-promoted Waterford, while Mayo host Donegal at Swinford Amenity Park (2.30pm).There is a full list of fixtures across the four divisions on the opening weekend, as Monaghan begin their quest to regain top-flight status with a trip to Wexford in Division 2.Saturday 25th January 2020Lidl Ladies NFL – Division 1 – Round 1Cork v Westmeath, 4.00pm, Páirc Uí Chaoimh.FOR the very first time, the Cork Senior Ladies Football team will have the chance to play at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.The LGFA is sending a camera to the famous Leeside venue to capture history, as Ephie Fitzgerald’s charges begin the defence of their Lidl NFL Division 1 crown against visitors Westmeath.The Lake County avoided relegation from the top Division last year and have their work cut out again in a highly-competitive pool.Cork have eight survivors from last year’s NFL Division 1 Final victory over Galway in their starting line-up, with TG4 All Star Orla Finn named at top of the left.Cork are targeting a 13th Division 1 crown this season and Westmeath couldn’t ask for much tougher opposition as the new campaign gets underway.Roisin Phelan’s return after missing the 2019 season due to work commitments is another massive boost for the Rebelettes.Cork (v Westmeath): M O’Brien; M Ambrose, R Phelan, C O’Callaghan; S Kelly, A Hutchings, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, H Looney; L Cleary, B O’Sullivan, O Farmer; S O’Leary, Á O’Sullivan, O Finn.Westmeath (v Cork): L McCormack; R Dillon; K McDermott, L Power; F Coyle, F Claffey, A Roche; J Maher, V Carr; A Jones, L Archibold, L McCartan; J Draper, S McCormack, A Dolan.Sunday 26th January 2020Lidl Ladies NFL – Division 1 – Round 1Dublin v Tipperary, 2.00pm, Ballyboden St Endas.The ‘Battle of the Champions’ will kick-start the LGFA’s Facebook Live coverage of the 2020 Lidl National League campaign: http://bit.ly/2OvUJ2D,2019 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin welcome Intermediate winners Tipperary to Ballyboden St Endas for a 2pm start, with Sky Blues boss Mick Bohan choosing six of the team that landed the Brendan Martin Cup for a third successive season.Visitors Tipperary have ten of the team that started the Intermediate decider against Meath in their starting line-up, as they aim to preserve top-flight status once again.Tipp acquitted themselves well in Division 1 last season, claiming a famous victory over Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn along the way.They’re without Aisling McCarthy and the injured Anna Rose Kennedy for the trip to the capital, but there’s still enough quality in the team to give Dublin a real test.Dublin (v Tipperary): C Trant; M Byrne, N Collins, L McGinley; L Caffrey, M Ní Scanaill, L Collins; L Magee, J Dunne; L Kane, C Rowe, S McCaffrey; O Whyte, N Sweeney, R McDonnell.Tipperary (v Dublin): L Fitzpatrick; L Spillane, M Curley, E Cronin; B Condon, S Lambert, C Kennedy; O Winston, R Daly; A Fennessy, A Moloney, L Dillon; C Condon, E Morrissey, N Hayes.Galway v Waterford, 2.00pm, Corofin.Galway claimed the 2019 TG4 Connacht title again but they came up short in the Lidl NFL Division 1 and TG4 All-Ireland Senior Finals.The Westerners will aim to go one better in the national competitions this year, and they’ve named a strong team for the visit of newly-promoted Waterford.Last year’s captain Tracey Leonard will play alongside cousin Roisin in the full-forward line, as Galway aim for a winning start.The Leonards are two of six survivors from the 2019 All-Ireland Final team, while life without recently-retired Michelle Ryan begins for Waterford with a trip to Corofin.Waterford gained promotion by seeing off Kerry in the 2019 Lidl NFL Division 2 Final – and staying in Division 1 this year would be a notable achievement.Galway (v Waterford): D Gower; S Lynch, N Connolly, S Molloy; C Crowe, C Cooney, F Cooney; A Davoren, O Divilly; L Coen, S Conneally, R Ní Flahartha; L Hannon, T Leonard, R Leonard.Waterford (v Galway): K Moroney; M Dunford, R Dunphy, R Casey; M Wall, K McGrath, M Ryan; E Murray, C Fennell; R Tobin, A Baumann, A Wall; K Murray, L Devine, A Murray.Mayo v Donegal, 2.30pm, Swinford Amenity Park.Mayo reached the All-Ireland semi-finals last year and were unlucky to lose out to Galway by just a single point.The new season begins with the visit of Donegal to Swinford Amenity Park, and this should be an intriguing fixture.Both teams are down key names for various reasons, with Mayo’s Kelly sisters Niamh and Grace, and Sarah Rowe, in Australia.Donegal do have ace forward Geraldine McLaughlin in their starting team, however, and she can wreak havoc on an opposition defence on any given day.Both teams will feel confident that they have enough to survive in Division 1 this year and reaching the Final would be a huge bonus.In the revamped National League, just the top two in each division will qualify for each of the four Divisional Finals, with no semi-finals this year.Mayo (v Donegal): L Brennan; N Moran, D Caldwell, Ciara McManamon; K Sullivan, Clodagh McManamon, C Whyte; A Duffy, S Cafferky; M Cannon, L Cafferky, M Reilly; F Doherty, R Kearns, N Gaughan.Donegal (v Mayo): A McColgan; A Logue, E Gallagher, D Foley; N Carr, K Keeney, A Nee; N McLaughlin, E McGinley; A Boyle Carr, G McLaughlin, K Ward; N Gordon, E McCrory, C Sharkey.Lidl Ladies NFL – Division 2 – Round 1Cavan v Kerry, 12.00pm, Denn Gas, Crosskeys.Cavan reached the Division 2 semi-finals last year but lost out to eventual champions Waterford. In a competitive Division 2, reaching the Final this time would be a huge achievement for the Breffni girls, who have a tough start at home to Kerry.The Kingdom will be aiming to bounce back to the top flight at the second attempt, having lost out to Waterford in last year’s Division 2 Final. Clare v Armagh, 12.00pm, Shannon McNamara Park, Doonbeg.Armagh were semi-finalists last year, but lost out to Kerry.The Orchard County will hope for another strong campaign but they face a tricky start away to Clare.Clare lost out by just four points away to Armagh last year, and they’ll look to make home advantage count this time.Meath v Tyrone, 2.00pm, Dunganny Centre of Excellence.Tyrone were TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Champions in 2018, and they enjoyed a solid Senior Championship campaign last year.The next aim for the Red Hand County is to get up to Division 1, but they have a big assignment on their hands away to newly-promoted Meath.After losing the Division 3 Final in 2018, Meath went one better last year to claim third-tier silverware, while this emerging team also contested the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate decider.Wexford v Monaghan, 2.00pm, St Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy.Monaghan’s long run in the top flight came to an end last year when they suffered relegation.But hopes are high that the county can bounce back, and reaching an All-Ireland Minor A Final last year suggest that there is emerging talent to harness.Wexford did more than enough to stay up last year, and they’ll aim to consolidate again.Lidl Ladies NFL – Division 3 – Round 1Fermanagh v Kildare, 2.00pm, Kinawley.Fermanagh landed the Division 4 title last year and will operate in the third tier this time.The absence of 2019 captain Joanne Doonan, who’s in Australia, is a blow but Fermanagh will look to hold their own in Division 3.Kildare finished just outside the semi-final placings last year and will aim for another competitive season.Laois v Wicklow, 2.00pm, LOETB Centre of ExcellenceRelegation to Division 3 was a blow to Laois last year – but they have home advantage to begin with as they aim for promotion.Every game counts as just the top two finishers will compete in the four divisional finals, and Wicklow will provide stiff opposition.Wicklow were just outside the semi-final places last year and this Leinster derby should prove hugely competitive.Longford v Down, 12.00pm, Glennon Brothers Pearse ParkLongford did well to reach the Division 3 semi-finals last year and they’ll hope for another big season.Claiming All-Ireland U16 and Minor titles last year was a huge boost for Longford and they’ll now look to work emerging young talent into their elite ranks.Down finished second from bottom last year, as Offaly dropped into Division 4, and the Mourne County will hope for a stronger League season.Roscommon v Sligo, 12.00pm, Abbey Park, BoyleThese are two counties that know plenty about each other.They met last year in the Division 3 semi-final, with Sligo coming out on top by three points.Both counties will hope to make a big push for Final placings, and this is a key fixture to get things underway.Lidl Ladies NFL – Division 4 – Round 1Antrim v Offaly, 1.30pm, The Dublin (Pitch 15), Belfast.Antrim won the TG4 Ulster title last year but came up short in the hunt for national honours.They were beaten by Fermanagh in the Lidl NFL Division 4 Final, before losing out to Louth in the All-Ireland Junior semi-final.But the Saffrons are a team to watch this year, and Offaly have a tough task on their hands, after suffering relegation from Division 3 last year.Carlow v Limerick, 2.00pm, It CarlowCarlow began their 2019 campaign like a train but that momentum didn’t continue and they missed out on a semi-final place.Visitors Limerick contested the Division 4 semi-final last season, but the Shannonsiders suffered relegation back to the Junior Championship ranks.These two teams will be quietly confident, however, of making a big impact in Division 4 this season.Derry v Leitrim, 2.00pm, Owenbeg (4G).Derry finished second from bottom of the Division 4 standings in 2019, and they’ll hope for an upturn in fortunes this time.Their opponents are Leitrim, who struggled themselves last year, finishing just two points ahead of Sunday’s opponents.There is no threat of relegation in Division 4 but both counties will aim to be competitive in this pool nonetheless.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Lidl National Football League previewslast_img read more

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Eriksen demands wage parity with Kane amid interest from Barca and Real Madrid

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Christian Eriksen has reportedly demanded wage parity with top-earner Harry Kane – with Barcelona and Real Madrid closely monitoring the situation.Spurs have been in talks with their Danish star regarding a new deal for six months, but discussions appear to have reached breaking point, according to The Daily Mail.3 Christian Eriksen is demanding wage parity with top-earner Harry KaneCredit: ReutersEriksen, 26, has under two years left on his current deal and is hoping for a bumper pay-rise to around £200,000-a-week.Kane recently penned a new mega-money deal in North London, while Hugo Lloris also pocketed a huge pay-rise going into the season.Now, star playmaker Eriksen is hoping to force Tottenham’s hand somewhat with an incredible demand in the latest round of contract negotiations.The Danish star has been on the radar of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid all summer.3 Christian Eriksen is growing frustrated at the lack of progress regarding new dealCredit: Reuters3 Christian Eriksen is on the radar of Barcelona and Real MadridCredit: ReutersWith just a matter of days left to go in the Spanish transfer window, Eriksen could yet make a move away from the club should his demands not be met.Tottenham now face a dilemma: Pay Eriksen the big bucks or risk losing their real key cog.Eriksen moved to White Hart Lane from Ajax for just £11million in 2013 and has gradually become known as one of the best midfielders on the planet.If a new contract is not sorted soon, Spurs could soon be in the same boat as Arsenal are with Aaron Ramsey – with less than a year left on his deal now.Tottenham and France captain Hugo Lloris CHARGED with drink driving by British Police and issues grovelling apologyMOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameIt’s match week 3 of the Premier League as Man Utd face down Spurs and Arsenal take on West Hamlast_img read more

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Arsenal announce 12.5% pay cuts for players, coaching staff

first_imgArsenal’s players and coaching staff have agreed a 12.5% salary cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making the London-based club the first in the Premier League to announce such a measure.Several Premier League clubs have furloughed employees since the new coronavirus outbreak while others, such as West Ham United and Southampton, have said their players have accepted wage deferrals.League leaders Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth reversed decisions to furlough non-playing staff following criticism.“We are pleased to announce that we have reached a voluntary agreement with our first-team players, head coach and core coaching staff to help support the club at this critical time,” Arsenal said in a statement https://www.arsenal.com/news/club-statement on Monday.“Reductions of total annual earnings by 12.5% will come into effect this month, with the contractual paperwork being completed in the coming days.”Arsenal added that “agreed amounts” would be repaid if specific targets primarily linked to success on the pitch were met in the seasons ahead.The club said the agreement with players was based on the assumption of the 2019/20 season being completed and the club receiving its full share of broadcasting revenues.“The resulting savings will help cover some of the financial risks we have this season in relation to our matchday and commercial income,” the club added.Arsenal were ninth in the league table, eight points adrift of fourth place which guarantees qualification to the lucrative Champions League, when soccer in England was suspended indefinitely last month due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.last_img read more

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Inquirer Twitter Poll: Followers rally behind Pacquiao

first_imgMOST READ Pacquiao, who is defending his WBO welterweight belt, is the heavy favorite against the unbeaten and unheralded challenger in Horn.The 38-year-old Pacquiao got 46 percent in INQUIRER.net Twitter poll that garnered a total of 1,467 votes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’However, 30 percent don’t seem to care about the fight, picking neither fighters, while the remaining 24 percent are rooting for Horn.Pacquiao holds a record of 59 wins against four losses and two draws with 38 knockouts while Horn’s card stands at 16-0-1, 11 KOs. The INQUIRER.net Twitter poll is not a scientific survey. It is an interactivity tool that can, within its limits, reflect the interests of online readers. Mark GiongcoSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Battle of Brisbane: Mosley Jr. disappoints, Toussaint stays unbeaten Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LSU title parade draws massive crowds End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View commentscenter_img LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks It’s no surprise that more followers are rallying behind Manny Pacquiao to beat hometown bet Jeff Horn in their world title fight billed as “Battle of Brisbane” Sunday in Brisbane, Australia.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastationlast_img read more

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Pilot could fly into the record books

first_imgA 23-year-old pilot landed his single-engine plane as onlookers cheered Wednesday in Opa-locka, Fla., becoming what he says is the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Before ending his three-month trip, Barrington Irving circled the Opa-locka airport and flew low along the runway as a band played. He smiled and waved as he climbed out of the plane in his tan jumpsuit, hugging and praying with friends and family. “I am home,” he said quietly when he stepped to a microphone. The long flight challenged him mentally and physically, he said, and “I am proud to have had the opportunity to live my dream.” Irving, an aerospace student who built his plane from more than $300,000 in donated parts, had left the Miami-area city March 23. His journey covered some 27,000 miles. He claims he is the first black person as well as the youngest person to complete the journey alone, though it was unclear how the claims would be validated. The National Aeronautic Association, the aviation record-keeping authority in the U.S., does not track pilots’ age, sex or ethnicity, said Nathan Rohrbaugh, who helps coordinate records at the organization. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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West Ham not moving for Marcus Rashford in transfer window – Slaven Bilic

first_imgWest Ham boss Slaven Bilic says there is no truth in reports suggesting he will make a loan move for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford in the January transfer window.The arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seen Rashford reduced to a bit-part player under new boss Jose Mourinho and he has struggled for game time following his breakout season.Although Bilic admitted that the club could invest in an English player with Premier League experience, the 48-year-old Croatian was quick to dismiss the speculation.“No way,” Bilic said. “Rashford is very valuable for Manchester United. There’s no way. There’s no way to get him. They have many games, four competitions. He’s playing. So no way. No way.”The Hammers have also been linked with Juventus full-back Patrice Evra and Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe ahead of their New Year’s Eve clash with Leicester but Bilic is expecting numerous calls from agents around the world ahead of the next window.He added: “We are the club that is linked with the most players in Europe! Every player that is available, it is always West Ham. “It’s that time of the year. You have the agents calling. I think we have a good principle. We have chairmen, there’s me and my staff, and we are working quite well.“Of course, you are bombed with names and everything. When you talk to them, everybody is like (Lionel) Messi or whatever. They are also very cheap, dying to come, and they have a little West Ham tattoo. Not now… but since the school days and all that. You know it’s that time of the year.“At the end of the day it’s part of the job. If it was during the whole year it would be crazy but then you have it twice a year. It is sometimes too much but sometimes you want it.“If we were talking about getting players then you cannot get them without agents. So you can’t say I don’t want to talk to them because then you will not get the players.” 1 Ibrahimovic’s arrival has seen Rashford become a bit-part player last_img read more

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Two CSUN students charged with hacking into professor’s computer, changing grades

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Two California State University, Northridge, students were charged with hacking into a professor’s computer and changing grades. Lena Chen, 20, and Jennifer Ngan, 19, were charged with illegally accessing a computer system and other counts, misdemeanors that each carry a possible maximum sentence of a year in jail. An investigation showed the professor’s network account had been accessed without her permission and grades were assigned to nearly 300 students, prosecutor Robert Fratianne said. The professor’s campus e-mail was being forwarded to an account established by Chen and Ngan, investigators said. Prosecutors also alleged Chen and Ngan used personal identifying information found on the university system to order food, magazine subscriptions and a shipment of CDs. Chen and Ngan will be arraigned Aug. 21. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Chemistry & the cork

first_imgScientific analysis is now also being used to uncover the chemicals that give wines their taste, aroma and texture. Those tests help vintners monitor the wine as it ferments, enabling them to make subtle changes. One company has even made a lucrative business by chemically analyzing wine in its attempt to inform winemakers how their wine will ultimately score among influential critics and how much each bottle will probably be worth once it hits store shelves. Enologix of Sonoma takes juice samples from grapes, chemically analyzes them and uses powerful software to generate taste recommendations on how to tweak the wine as it ferments. The suggestions recommended by Enologix are aimed at landing top scores from leading critics such as Robert Parker, who publishes the influential Wine Advocate. “People like me finally said to ourselves that we can compute and calculate the outcome of anything – a stock or a wine,” said Enologix founder Leo McCloskey. “In the case of wine, we compute the price and what the national critics will say.” McCloskey said his eight-person company consults with between 60 and 70 wineries a year and generates about $1.5 million in annual revenue. He dismisses criticism that his use of chemistry compels his clients to sacrifice creativity and diversity by brewing similarly tasting wines to please the palates of a few powerful critics. “It’s a misconception to say we are all about chemistry,” McCloskey said. “I’m using industry-based insider knowledge to build a model for predicting wine quality.” Still, many wineries are shunning such technology and embracing distinctly Luddite, back-to-the Earth growing techniques such as using things like “Preparation 500,” the springtime vineyard spray made from manure-stuffed cow horns, buried over fall and winter, then ground up and mixed with water. “We’re trying to make better wine through alchemy,” joked Jim Fullmer, director of the Philomath, Ore.-based Demeter Association, a nonprofit group that certifies vineyards as “biodynamic” – a sort of hyperorganic designation that means the vintner relies on such things as lunar cycles and planetary alignment rather than chemistry. “Biodynamics is probably the exact opposite,” Fullmer said. “Winemaking is an art.” Also, chemists such as Oregon State University’s James Kennedy said that while scientific “sophistication has definitely gone way up,” no one is close to turning wine into a monolithic, mass-produced and bland tasting product. “That’s a gross injustice to the complexity of the grape,” said Kennedy, who is trying to identify the chemicals responsible for giving red wines their thick, bold textures in the mouth. “Grapes are too complex and no two vintages are the same – it’s very difficult to bring a Budweiser approach to winemaking.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleMany winemakers are now dabbling with high-tech chemical analysis to streamline the yearlong wine-making process and squeeze more money out of the grape. For now, chemical analysis is largely being used to make harvest decisions – but others are using high technology equipment to tweak the grape juice while it ferments. Michael Cleary, manager of grape and wine chemistry at the world’s largest winemaker, E & J Gallo, said before the Sunday meeting that deciding what constitutes a quality grape has been largely a subjective process, left to a vineyard’s location, the previous performance of the particular grower and simply looking at the grape for blemishes. Harvest decisions historically have relied heavily on simply tasting the grape. Cleary said the Modesto-based winery is using a laboratory process called chromatography that chemically separates the grape into its component parts, such as the molecules responsible for aroma, taste and feel. That analysis can be used to make the decision to harvest when these particular molecules reach their highest concentration, Cleary said. “It takes good grapes to make good wine and we’re trying to improve our predictions of when to harvest,” Cleary said. Scientists don’t fully understand the delicate mix of compounds that emerge during fermentation and why they create such pleasing sensations for wine drinkers. So chemists are trying to isolate chemicals that produce desirable fragrances and flavors. SAN FRANCISCO – This city is a short stagger from the nation’s winemaking heart, a geography lesson not lost on the chemists flocking here this week with scientific papers and theories on how to take some of the guesswork out of grape growing and winemaking. The occasion is the 232nd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society and several of the attendees spent Sunday afternoon extolling the virtues of making better wine through chemistry – even as some organic vintners complain the technology is being used to mass-market wine that all tastes the same. The wine scientists aim to bring the same chemical analysis used in chemical plants, oil refineries and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities to make wine manufacturing more efficient, consistent and, of course, more profitable as the industry continues to enjoy burgeoning sales. Last year, U.S. retail wine sales totaled $26 billion, a 5 percent increase over 2004, and California winemakers produced nearly two-thirds of the 703 million gallons sold, according to the San Francisco-based Wine Institute. last_img read more

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Tranmere vs Tottenham on talkSPORT – confirmed teams and live commentary

first_imgTranmere needed a second round replay to see off Southport last month and set up their mouth-watering clash with Spurs at Prenton Park.Mauricio Pochettino’s side reached the semi-finals of the historic competition last season and will be eager to end their trophy-drought this term.But with Spurs perhaps focusing on greater goals, Tranmere could spring a stunning upset and talkSPORT will bring you the whole match live. 2 Tranmere vs Tottenham – confirmed teamsTranmere XI: Davies; Ellis, McNulty, Monthe; Caprice, Harris, McCullough, Gilmour, Ridehalgh; Norwood, JenningsTottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Foyth, Sanchez, Davies, Walker-Peters, Skipp, Dele (C), Lucas, Son, Llorente.Tranmere vs Tottenham – how to listen?Full commentary of Tranmere vs Tottenham will be LIVE on talkSPORT, with our coverage beginning at 7pm.Mark Saggers will bring all the build up with Jim Proudfoot and Stuart Pearce on commentary duty.Click below or here for the live commentary stream.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. Chelsea unveil stunning retro kit to mark 50 years since first FA Cup triumph Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 2 League Two side Tranmere Rovers host Premier League title challengers Tottenham Hotspur to kick off the FA Cup third round – and you can listen LIVE on talkSPORT.It’s a bumper weekend of cup action to get the new year underway as the top-flight big guns mix it with the lower league minnows. Latest FA Cup News Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon will be hoping to stun Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham take on Tranmere in the FA Cup LOOKING GOOD on target Tranmere vs Tottenham – kick-off timeThe FA Cup third round tie will get underway at 7:45pm.last_img read more

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