Searching for the Perfect Wine? See this Sonoma Star for Holiday Gifting and Merrymaking

(DGIwire) – The holidays are here again, and with them comes the eternally recurring dilemma: What gift to buy for friends, family and colleagues? In the spirit of good cheer, wine is a perennially popular choice—but which one is best? The pages of wine magazines present a staggering array of choices, which can easily cause […]

HEIRLOOM: A Romantic Comedy Debuts

(DGIwire) — With tomatoes still at their most delicious, Heirloom, an aspirational romantic comedy series about a young woman who rediscovers herself after inheriting a small plot farm in Sonoma, is now available on Vimeo. It’s a heart-warming journey back to small town life and simple pleasures. Inspired by the experience of co-creator and series star […]

A Unique Sonoma County Wine Draws High Honors

(DGIwire)   “Wine,” wrote Benjamin Franklin, “is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” Three centuries later, wine still fills us with joy. And with the popularity of barrel auctions, the drink is gladdening the hearts not only of wine drinkers but also of winemakers—when their vintages win notable honors. On […]

No Time for Complacency: a GHOST of a Solution to Maritime Piracy

(DGIwire) — Last year saw a significant drop in international piracy threats, due to the falloff in Somali-related attacks on Africa’s east coast. Unfortunately, the slack has been taken up on the other side of the continent. In January 2014, 55 miles off the coast of Gabon, five pirates boarded a liquefied natural gas carrier—only […]

Reducing the Threat of Maritime Piracy via GHOST-ly Technology

(DGIwire) – When envisioning life in the 21st century, pirates don’t usually come to mind. However, maritime piracy is still a very real threat, with potentially devastating consequences. In the North Carolina Bar Association Newsletter, attorney and maritime expert Anthony S. Ketron recently outlined the extensive reach of the phenomenon. Modern piracy, he wrote, now plagues extensive areas […]

A GHOST Worth Believing In

(DGIwire) — Drug smuggling operations still have the gritty feel of an Elmore Leonard novel, but the routes traffickers use are constantly shifting. Currently, for example, the majority of cocaine smuggled into the U.S. arrives by boat directly from South America to Puerto Rico. This is a clever route, because the packages concealing the drugs do […]

‘Ghost’ Ship Could Offer Unique Platform for Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle Autonomous Swarm Technology, CARACaS

(DGIwire) — In May 2014, the naval chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard voiced a warning to the United States: Iran would target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf if a war between the two countries ever broke out. Admiral Ali Fadawi, who heads the hardline Guard’s naval forces, said that the immense size […]

A Breakthrough for Kidney Cancer, Brought to Us by a Caring Investor

 (DGIwire) — Most of us don’t think about our kidneys until something goes wrong. Since each of us has two but can survive with one, kidney transplants have become one of the more popular transplant procedures. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 14,000 kidney transplants took place in 2013 alone. According to the American […]

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