Wine

Blind enormously proud to be a Red Devil

AMSTERDAM - Netherlands international Daley Blind said he was proud to be joining Manchester United after a 17.5 million euros (13.85 million pounds) move from Ajax Amsterdam was agreed between the clubs on Saturday.

Soccer-Blind enormously proud to be a Red Devil

AMSTERDAM, Aug 30 - Netherlands international Daley Blind said he was proud to join Manchester United after his 17.5 million euros (13.85 million pounds) move from Ajax Amsterdam was sealed on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014

With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Drinking alcohol has been tied in the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in a new analysis of past studies, researchers found that a drink or two a day seemed to protect even those with hypertension from heart disease and death.

29 Aug 2014

Venice throws two big film parties - one with gold powder

VENICE - There may be no more breathtaking place than Venice to throw a big party. That must be why, to open the 71st Venice Film Festival, there were two of them - back to back, dripping with glamour, gourmet food and a cocktail made with gold powder.

28 Aug 2014

Venice throws two big film parties - one with gold powder

VENICE, Aug 28 - There may be no more breathtaking place than Venice to throw a big party. That must be why, to open the 71st Venice Film Festival, there were two of them - back to back, dripping with glamour, gourmet food and a cocktail made with gold powder.

28 Aug 2014

For many Californians, cost of earthquake insurance outweighs the risks

NAPA Calif - During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California. He estimates about half his inventory was damaged, winding up in three-foot piles in the aisles.

Environment, Environment 28 Aug 2014

U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on quake fears: report

- A federal nuclear inspector urged U.S. regulators to shut down a California nuclear power plant until tests showed its reactors could withstand shocks from nearby earthquake faults, according to the Associated Press and an environmental group.

Environment, Environment 27 Aug 2014

California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

SACRAMENTO Calif. - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.

Environment, Environment 27 Aug 2014

California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 26 - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.

27 Aug 2014

California wine country quake losses seen in the billions

NAPA Calif. - A strong earthquake that jolted residents of California's Napa Valley wine country from their beds on Sunday caused insured property damage likely in the hundreds of millions of dollars, but the region's total economic losses will be several times that, experts said on Monday.

Environment, Environment 26 Aug 2014