American Winemaking Family Continues with Next Generation

(NewsUSA) – Family businesses, large and small, are vital to the US economy. However, few family-owned businesses make it to the third or fourth generation of family ownership. CK Mondavi and Family has been successful because of its excellent quality, great value and family heritage. It’s also a family wine business remains committed to remaining family-owned even after almost seventy-five years. Today, the third, and now fourth generation family members are now at the helm of this US wine legacy, leading this wine brand into the future."CK Mondavi and Family wines are a tradition that has been in our family for four generations," says 4th generation Riana Mondavi."Passion has kept our family business going and I can say for all of us in this next generation, we are extremely humbled to carry on a wine legacy that was started by our great grandparents so long ago. We are also wholeheartedly committed to continuing the Mondavi family tradition for generations to come."Riana and other "G4" family members including Alycia Mondavi, Angelina Mondavi, Giovanna Mondavi, Lia Mondavi, and Lucio Mondavi, are continuing to steward the family’s winemaking institution as official brand ambassadors, the major shareholders of their family business. Two G4 members now serve as representatives on their Board of Directors. Their fathers, Marc Mondavi and Peter Mondavi, Jr., remain co-proprietors of the company, but this next generation of cousins is now more involved in the direction of the business.CK Mondavi and Family was started by their great grandparents, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, Italians who turned a mid-western grape-shipping business into a wine legacy. Eventually, the G4’s grandfather, Peter Mondavi, Sr., took over the family business and continued to work tirelessly to ensure the business would be around for generations to come. Today, they continue to honor their grandfather’s legacy in everything they do.All of the G4 grew up on and around their family’s Napa Valley estate, learning the business from a very young age. They played tag in the vineyards, picked grapes at harvest, worked in the cellars, and came to love their family business. It’s no wonder that they are now playing a larger role and are being groomed to steward the company in to the future.Each member of the "G4" brings his own approach and expertise to the business. Their collective expertise encompasses a range of talent and skills that will benefit every part of the family business – winemaking, management, engineering, finance, marketing and sales. This next generation remains committed to continuing to produce consistently delicious everyday wines from grapes that are 100 percent sourced from California vineyards, and sustainable farming techniques and winemaking practices that are more typically found with expensive wines. They are the first and only wines that are 100 percent "Made in USA Certified."The G4 members of the iconic Mondavi family are in place to move the company forward while ensuring best wines and best practices with each bottle that carries their name.You can find them online at CKMondavi.com, or on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram @CKMondaviWines.

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(NewsUSA) – Scuba diving can be an exotic and enriching activity, but for many, it can also be a therapeutic one.The weightlessness of a water environment allows individuals with a range of injuries or disabilities to exercise, relax, have fun, and gain confidence. Children and adults with challenges including traumatic brain injuries, amputation, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and blindness can enjoy the physical and psychological benefits of scuba diving.Diveheart, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, trains thousands of volunteers and works with injured and disabled individuals across the world, in areas including the United States, Mexico,UK, Malaysia, Israel, Philippines and the Caribbean.As Darrell Young, a Vietnam veteran who is paraplegic as the result of a spinal cord injury, explains in a testimonial on the Diveheart website, "Diving gives me a high expectancy of myself. It gives me a goal to accomplish knowing that when it comes to the finish line it doesn’t matter how I finish my dive, but the feeling of strength I gain from diving," he says.Diveheart relies on volunteers and donations to help provide adaptive diving and scuba therapy experiences at no cost to the participants. Most of the initial training and first diving experiences occur in school or community pools. Participants don’t even need to know how to swim to benefit from therapeutic scuba diving, and the learning curve is almost immediate, according to Diveheart’s website details.Diveheart works to spread the word that diving is a real option with many benefits for the individuals affected with injuries and for the volunteers who get involved as "dive buddies." The basic experience of being in the water with the support of a trained "dive buddy" can relieve pain, improve focus, and bring joy, according to Diveheart participants.Diveheart also provides adaptive dive training for those who want to take the next step and become adaptive divers or dive buddies to help others.Most Diveheart participants are eager for destination scuba-diving adventures once individuals are trained and comfortable with the scuba experience. Diveheart offers opportunities for fundraising and also works to find grants for those who struggle with the cost of a dive getaway.In addition, Diveheart works with the science and medical communities to provide data and research opportunities on the benefits of therapeutic scuba diving for a range of medical conditions.For more information on participating, volunteering, or donating, visit diveheart.org

Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?

(NewsUSA) – With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.It’s the seventh annual National School Choice Week, a nonpartisan, nonpolitical awareness event that has grown considerably every year – it’s up from 21,000 last year and 150 events in its first year.So who are the people leading the celebrations?Some are parents who put themselves in the driver’s seat of their children’s education. They considered their children’s unique needs, learning styles, and interests. They looked at the available options – traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, homeschooling, online schools, or a combination of these options – and chose the education environments they considered best for their children.Some tracked down publicly or privately funded scholarships; others checked waitlists; and many others decided that their local school was, in fact, the best fit for their children.Some event organizers are teachers and school leaders, happy to be playing such a crucial role in the education and development of children across America. Different schools offer different curricula, different approaches to education, different perspectives – and this diversity is worth celebrating. Every child is unique; every family is unique. Children who are excited about violin or Mandarin, children who need an extra lift in a particular area, children who thrive in traditional classrooms and children who don’t – everyone should be given an opportunity to excel in whatever way best suits them. And great teachers and school leaders are an essential part of that excellence.Some events are planned by community leaders hoping to help even more children have the opportunity to reach their full academic potential by creating new paths and raising awareness about the importance of continually expanding access to effective education options for children and families.The participants in National School Choice Week may all be different, with unique perspectives, backgrounds, and stories. But they all believe one thing: that every child, given the right environment, can succeed. No matter what school your family has chosen, National School Choice Week provides an opportunity to celebrate students and the hope of a bright future for our whole nation. 

Two Meals in One: Arborio Rice, Perfect for Risotto & Arancini

Five words or less(NewsUSA) -It’s been said that risotto waits for no one. And perhaps that is true if you want it fresh, but now you can turn leftover risotto into a show-stopping special meal. While you enjoy a delightful creamy risotto for dinner, the question remains; what do you do with the leftovers?
As delicious as it is freshly made, it doesn’t reheat well. To the rescue, arancini, those delicious Italian fried rice balls, crispy on the outside and inside creamy risotto filled with velvety melted cheese centers.
Arancini originated in Sicily around the 10th century, but have become so popular today that the word “arancini” was recently added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Not only are arancini delicious, but they can be made large or small to serve as a main dish or an appetizer, plus they can be made ahead of time and fried right before serving.
See for yourself what all the fuss is about with this arancini recipe, which is provided by the maker of RiceSelect Arborio, the number one selling Arborio in the U.S.
Arancini
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 small onion, finely chopped
* 2 clove garlic, crushed
* 1 cup uncooked RiceSelect Arborio rice
* 3 cups heated chicken stock
* 2 ounces finely chopped prosciutto or ham
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 egg
* 1 tablespoon milk
* 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 cup seasoned panko (or bread crumbs)
* Vegetable oil for deep frying
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring until onion is soft but not browned.
Add rice; cook stirring for 2 minutes. Stir in ? cup stock; continue cooking and stirring until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding stock 1/2 cup at a time, stirring & cooking until all the stock has been absorbed. Stir in prosciutto. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese. Transfer risotto to a bowl, and allow to cool; if time allows, chill for an hour in refrigerator.
Stir 1 beaten egg into risotto. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining egg and milk. Roll 2 tablespoons of risotto into a ball. Press a piece of mozzarella cheese into the center; roll to enclose. Coat lightly with flour, dip into the egg mixture; roll in Panko to coat. Refrigerate for 10 minutes (or overnight).
Heat oil for frying in a deep fryer or deep saucepan to 350 degrees F. Fry rice balls in small batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with warm marinara sauce.
For more information on this and other mouth-watering recipes, visit www.riceselect.com.

Depression Sufferers Find Hope With New Sound Technology

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – They may not make those “Agony of Defeat” sports reels, but amateur athletes get injured all the time. Maybe it’s from an awkward golf swing. Or maybe it’s from not warming up or stretching before an event.
Whatever the cause, though, there’s one scary thing they have in common with the pros.
“The reality is that all athletes are one fall, twist, or tweak away from landing their own opioid prescription,” Outside magazine warned.
The warning couldn’t be better timed. It’s not just that the country is in the midst of an opioid crisis that’s claimed the lives of thousands of prescription painkiller abusers and left countless more addicted to the likes of OxyContin. It’s also that — as the magazine also noted — physicians seem to be starting to heed last year’s urging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to dramatically curtail prescribing the drugs.
According to a survey conducted for the Boston Globe by the SERMO physicians social network, more than half of doctors across America are doing exactly that, and nearly one in 10 have completely stopped prescribing them.
So what’s an amateur athlete suffering from pain supposed to do? One especially popular alternative is drug-free chiropractic care.
Whereas opioids (and Ibuprofen forms of over-the-counter drugs) only “mask” the pain, doctors of chiropractic approach the problem highly educated and trained in the structure and function of the human body.
And they use hands-on techniques to help enhance flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion -; the very things all athletes need addressing. And yes, as the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress’ Dr. Sherry McAllister says, chiropractic is covered by most insurance and health plans.
To locate a nearby doctor of chiropractic,visit f4cp.com/findadoctor.

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Five words or less(NewsUSA) – And now the nation’s opioid crisis is putting newborn babies at risk.
The use of prescription painkillers like OxyContin by women during pregnancy has resulted in what’s being called “an explosion” of infants as addicted to the drugs as their mothers. Newly published data in JAMA Pediatrics shows the number of cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has risen five-fold in the U.S. from 2000 to 2012 — that’s nearly 22,000 affected infants in that last year alone — and the reality behind those stats is heart-wrenching.
“The babies, they really suffer, just like adults do when they withdraw from narcotics,” Dr. Terrie Inder, chair of pediatric newborn medicine at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told CBS News. “The babies are very irritable and sometimes have high heart rates, sweating, flushing, diarrhea. They cry a lot.”
Heightening experts’ concern:
* The crucial early “bonding” between mother and child is disrupted, given the babies’ average hospital stay of 24 days.
* The mothers — often unaware of the potential collateral damage from the painkillers they’ve been taking — experience what Inder calls “anxiety and guilt.”
Back and neck discomfort is especially common during pregnancy since women’s postural changes can result in spine and pelvic pain. The open question is whether this latest development — combined with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s call last year for physicians to dramatically curtail prescribing opioids — will encourage more women to seek alternatives like drug-free chiropractic care.
“All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant,” the American Pregnancy Association says, lauding their expertise in “establishing pelvic balance and alignment.”
As the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress notes, visits to highly educated and trained doctors of chiropractic are covered by most insurance and health plans.
Learn more at F4CP.com/findadoctor.

Amid Opioid Abuse Crisis, Back Pain Sufferers Look to Chiropractic Care

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Lower back pain, it’s been said, is very democratic.
Meaning, tens of millions of people of all stripes — from truck drivers to stock brokers — experience it at some point in their lives, and the worst cases can be positively debilitating.
“You’d be a really uncommon person never to have had an episode of back pain,” Chris Maher, a health researcher at the University of Sydney, told NPR.
But now there’s a new wrinkle — or, some would say, an opportunity.
With the country in the midst of an opioid abuse crisis, many of those sufferers now find themselves looking for alternatives to the potentially addictive — and sometimes lethal — prescription painkillers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently urged physicians to dramatically curtail prescribing.
One favorite alternative? Drug-free chiropractic care, which has been praised for its”emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdoms.”
Doctors of chiropractic are well-trained and highly educated, and use hands-on techniques to help enhance flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion. Reflecting chiropractic’s growing popularity, notes the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress’ Dr. Sherry McAllister, most insurance and health plans cover its use.
To locate a nearby doctor of chiropractic, visit www.f4cp.com/findadoctor.

Cancer Drug Completes First Arm of Pivotal 28-Day Study, Gives Hope for Cure

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Healthcare in the United States is one of the hottest topics of conversation these days, in large part, because there are no easy answers on how to affordably offer it to everyone.
With the cost of healthcare continuing to skyrocket, it’s no surprise that many can’t afford health insurance.
And if you are one of the 18 million adults who suffers with depression, these healthcare expenses can add up even quicker with counseling and medication, which many times is needed daily and for long periods of time.
Now, however, there may be a way for those suffering from anxiety and/or depression to save money, feel better and increase emotional stability without medication.
Enter Revolutioner, a new sound technology that uses audio soundtracks to stimulate the brain through a complex neural process called Brainwave Entrainment. Brainwave Entrainment refers to the brain’s electrical response to rhythmic sensory stimulation, such as pulses of sound or light, say the creators of Revolutioner.
“One of the main causes of depression and anxiety is an imbalance of Alpha and Beta waves between the left and the right hemisphere of the brain,” according to studies and research. “Many sufferers also have too much Theta brainwaves (slow activity). This causes many additional issues such as poor sleep and brain performance.”
The Revolutioner Program stimulates Alpha, Beta and Theta brainwaves and corrects the imbalance between the two hemispheres with sound frequencies. Members of the program listen to a 12-minute soundtrack. During the 12 minutes, the frequencies in the soundtrack restore and enhance Alpha, Beta and Theta brainwaves, resulting in better brain functioning and general mood. After a few days on the Revolutioner program, the brain restores its balance between the left and right hemisphere, and with continued use of the program, it helps keep the balance.
The additional benefits of brainwave entrainment include:
* Cognitive abilities. Improved cognitive skills, brain processing speed, and increased focus and attention;
* Athletic performance. Athletes have reported massive improvements in their mental attitude and their ability to respond quickly in changing circumstances;
* Addiction. Removes the cravings, but it will also create a foundation towards an addiction-free life;
* Improvement in daily life. Decrease in stress and anxiety, and increase in energy and motivation.
For more information, visit https://revolutioner.com/

Biotech Company Files Two More Patents for Proprietary Cancer Cure

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – It is the disease that cost more than 8 million people their lives in 2012 and sees 14 million diagnosed every year. It comes in many forms and there is no cure — yet.
Part of the problem in finding a cure is that while scientists used to think they knew how cancer operated, it is only in the last decade that they have been able to better understand this insidious disease. Cancer is much more complex than originally thought.
But one company thinks it may have a solution. Propanc Health Group Corporation (OTCB: PPCH) is focusing on developing treatments for cancer patients suffering from solid tumors such as pancreatic, ovarian, and colorectal cancers.
Up until recently, the company had four patent applications for its lead product, PRP, a proenzyme, anti-cancer compound which targets cancer stem cell eradication while sparing normal stem cells. Now the company has added two more to its portfolio.
“I have no doubt PRP represents a new therapeutic drug class with significant potential [because] when confirming PRP’s effectiveness across a broad range of cancers, we also confirmed a synergistic response between the two proenzymes to the majority of cancer cell lines tested,” says Dr. Julian Kenyon, Propane’s Chief Scientific Officer. “We also noticed that for some cancer types, multiple combinations of the two proenzymes proved to be effective.”
Propanc recently met with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to discuss formal pre-clinical and clinical development of PRP. In addition, the company said it intends to apply for orphan drug designation for pancreatic and ovarian cancers in the US and Europe in the near future.
With the advent of five new patents, this biotech company is catching the eye of investors. In March 2016, Propanc received more than $1 million from an institutional investor for the purpose of fast-tracking its pre-clinical activities, bringing its received total to approximately $3.6 million.
According to Global Analyst Reports, the combined world market for pancreatic, ovarian and colorectal cancers is expected to reach more than $12 billion by 2020.
To learn more, please visit www.propanc.com.

Think Your Information Is Safe? Think Again

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – If you keep up with the news at all, you know that hacking computer networks of companies — both large and small — means big business. Like any other commodity, personal data and information can be priceless.
According to Zdnet, a website that provides 24/7 news coverage of tech trends, 2014 alone saw more than 1 billion personal records illegally accessed — including health, financial, email and home address data, and other personal information like Social Security numbers. That’s up more than 54 percent from the year prior, according to industry experts — and there’s no sign that those numbers will be slowing down any time soon.
Case in point, just this year, more than 191 million U.S. voters’ information was compromised from an incorrect configuration in the voter database. Still not convinced? Anthem, one of the world’s largest health insurers, was hacked this year, and 80 million U.S. citizens had all of their personal information leaked.
“It’s not just corporate data ? it’s not just cyberterrorism; everyone is fair game,” Drew Del Matto, chief financial officer of Fortinet, told Investor’s Business Daily in an interview last year.
The point is, hacking has become the norm, and simply clearing the drive by traditional methods — deleting files or even formatting the drive — isn’t enough; these files can be easily recovered by anyone skilled enough.
Enter Data Killers, a Maryland-based company that, through its recent merger with Capitol Asset Recovery, now has decades of experience recycling and refurbishing IT equipment as well as hard drive destruction. That means any residual proprietary information left on outdated equipment is permanently deleted.
While some would argue that destroying hard drives on a regular or even on an occasional basis isn’t cost effective for a company, experts would counter that using a company like Data Killers and the solutions it provides is minimal compared to unintentionally leaking customer and employee data and financial information.
“We provide tangible data security solutions to some of the largest financial institutions and most secretive federal agencies in the world,” said Zack Boorstein, vice president of Data Killers.
Data Killers’ nationwide hard drive shredding services are certified and secure, using National Security Agency-approved degaussers and patent-protected shredders. Services include off-site and on-site hard drive shredding and disintegration, high speed degaussing, serial and bar code scanning, demanufacturing, media destruction and incineration services. Their certificates of destruction are nationally recognized.
For more information, visit www.datakillers.com.