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In the United Kingdom, wine is plentiful. However, if you’re looking for a top-notch wine with unmatched quality and flavor, these UK vintners are the place to start. The following five vintners are rated among the best in the United Kingdom for their quality, sourcing, customer service, selection, and other important characteristics.

If you’re hoping to treat yourself or impress a guest, start shopping at one of these fine vintners based in the UK first.

The Vintner

The Vintner is a site devoted to offering their clients the highest quality wines available. They have a wide variety, boasting a selection of over 100 wines to choose from. However, they’re about more than just selling wine. They want to help their customers impress their guests and get the most out of every bottle. That’s why they also offer food and wine pairings and give advice on culinary elements that mesh well with each bottle.

UKV PLC

If you’re looking for some of the most impressive champagnes (and wines) UKV PLC is your go-to resource. They also offer accessories of the finest quality, such as glasses and decanters.

Whether you’re building your personal wine collection or curating the perfect offerings for an event, UKV PLC is one of the best UK vintners you can shop with. Choose from some of their most highly sought-after wines, such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, Spanish, and Italian wines.

A&B Vintners

For those who are looking to experience a more personal touch, A&B Vintners (http://www.abvintners.co.uk/) offers just that. The owner, John Arnold, makes it a point to deal personally with his clients and has ever since the company opened in 1998. The Kent-based company offers website visitors a regional directory of the various wines they offer ranging from Oregon to Italy, France to Rhone Valley. They offer customers a personalized service that is unmatched, even among the best UK vintners.

Merchant Vintners

Self-proclaimed to be “UK’s leading wine buying group”, Merchant Vintners (http://www.merchantvintners.co.uk/) has spent the last half-century catering to small businesses. They offer business owners a product list of excellent wines, helping them cater to discerning customers and clientele. Their website is informative, but if you’re hoping to get a glimpse at their product list, you’ll have to become a member as it’s an exclusive list.

Viader Vintners

A Cardiff vintner of over 15 years, Viader Vintners is unique both in their offerings and their business model. More than just a place to purchase wine, Viader offers on-site events. Additionally, they offer assistance in wine choice to both companies and personal collectors. As for the wine, their vast selection of wines from more than 18 regions is part of what places them in the list of the top UK vintners.

While there are many options for purchasing wine from the UK, these vintners have made a mark in the industry for their offerings, services, and way of doing business. Whether you’re after a large selection, a personal touch, or an event venue, you should be able to find a high-quality UK vintner on this list.


Children can type sex-related words into Google and get explicit results including images. So what can be done to help the situation?

 

Google provides an amazing solution, the SafeSearch filter. Turning on this feature can block some of the content such as pornography from search results. To do this on a desktop browser, go to Google preferences. The feature is also available in the references settings for mobile browsers and the iOS and Android versions of the Google app.

 

Ensure the box on the Search Settings page close to the ‘Turn OnSafeSearch’ function is checked. Because children are savvy and can unlock it when they get the opportunity, Google provides a lock feature to prevent the filter from being turned off. To ensure the feature is abled, click the SafeSearch button, provide your Google account password and save the changes. There is also a filter option below the Settings icon on a Google search-results page from where the filter can be turned on.

 

The filter can block lots of explicit material such as screening out most pictures of breasts. However, SafeSearch like other filters is not 100% reliable, and some content might still be displayed in SafeSearch results. If you see objectionable content in the results, just report it to Google.

 

SafeSearch can be disabled when your internet provider overrides the settings or if you delete your browser cookies. If stronger protection is needed for your kid’s browsing habits, social media and app use habits, third party parental control programs can do the trick. However, most children need to use the Internet for schoolwork and will certainly come across content that will create the need for a family discussion.

 

 


When it comes to the NFL and betting on the NFL, there is truly never a dull moment for NFL bettors. They follow NFL odds and football odds all the way to the Super Bowl. Super Bowl odds are when thing are at their highest point. People that are not even sports fans get on board and really enjoy it. They like to bet on every little aspect of the game. To them, it is a fun way to enjoy the game, even if they are not really into the outcome. For those that are into the outcome, Covers.com has the best Super Bowl coverage out there.

They have the best coverage out there, period, when it comes to NFL betting and NFL odds and football odds. It is because of their hard work. In many ways, it is a lot like sports betting. Make no mistake about it, betting on football odds is fun. There is a great reward when someone can come out and win a game they have researched. They have looked at every possible angle and every possible outcome. They have left nothing to chance and they have not overlooked anything. They have followed the injury reports and they have listened to all of the coaches press conferences.

In addition to that, they have been on Covers.com every day listening to the experts, reading the columns, and watching all of the videos. They have all of this information at their disposal, so they can really put themselves in the best position to win on Sunday, Monday, or Thursday, which is the goal of every NFL bettor. They do this because they want to win and they enjoy the thrill ride it takes them on throughout the season all the way up until the Super Bowl. The fun truly never stops for them.

Covers.com never has a dull moment during the NFL season and they don’t take days off, as there is even football on Thanksgiving and Christmas! Because of this, they are always working overtime to get everything in order for those that visit their website. They want them to be as well informed as possible. They actually want them to do well. They are not trying to pull the wool over their eyes or trick them by any stretch. They give the facts and the truth. Nothing is promised, of course, but they are going to give it to you straight.


Search engine giant Google has managed to capture considerable share of the web browsing market with its Chromium project, which includes Chrome OS as well as the popular Chrome browser.

 

In 2017, Google intends to set a new standard in web security with a new set of security warnings for users of the Chrome browser. The current warnings used by Google only provide cursory information as to why the Chrome browser considers a website risky to visit. Starting in January of next year, Google will start flagging websites that do not use the basic HTTPS model of encryption.

 

Google adopted HTTPS browsing as a secure standard in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations about mass surveillance conducted by the United States National Security Agency. With HTTPS in place, hackers or agencies such as the NSA can only snoop on encrypted transmissions that are difficult to decipher.

 

The warning scheme that Google will debut in 2017 for its Chrome browser will retain the familiar green icon of a stylized padlock to indicate that the connection between the host and client is safely encrypted. A site that is not HTTPS compliant will be indicated by a message as well as a grey informational icon. A faulty HTTPS connection will be denoted by a red triangle encasing an exclamation symbol.

 

Switching an entire website to HTTPS is easier said than done. The New York Times, for example, has not been able to fully achieve this encryption standard as of late 2016.

 


The fast food industry has exploded and you can now find fast food in just about any corner of the world. Cheeseburgers in Turkey, fried chicken in South Africa, and anything else you could want. This globalization of fast food was not an easy feat and required innovation on an unprecedented scale. Much of that innovation in preserving and distributing food comes from OSI. Originally started as a family business by German immigrants OSI has emerged as the world’s meat locker.

Frozen Delights

Before OSI Group there simply wasn’t a way to freeze and store the quantity of meat necessary for fast food restaurants to conduct business on an international scale. Even within the United States fast food restaurants needed a constant supply of fresh meat to keep up with customer demands. This all changed with the advent of cryogenics. OSI become one of the first companies to use this technology to extend the shelf life of their meat. This in turn allowed OSI’s largest client, McDonald’s, to massively expand its business.

Related:OSI Group Acquires Baho Food

Delivering On Time Every Time

OSI’s success didn’t end with McDonald’s but instead expanded to include a larger clientele. OSI supplies, meat, dough, and even vegetables to a large array of fast food chains. Subway and Pizza Hut are just a couple of the examples of the clients OSI serves. To serve these customers OSI operates meat packing facilities around the globe. There are OSI warehouses in North America, Europe, and even Asia to keep a fresh supply of meat. One client may need ground beef shipped to Spain while another will want chicken delivered to a franchise located in China. If Pizza Hut franchises are running low on dough in New Jersey, Florida, and Oregon OSI has the means to distribute meat as it is needed.

The Pride Of Kolschowsky

OSI was formed in 1909 by German American butcher Otto Kolschowsky. He wanted to build a deli specializing in freshly cut meat. When his sons came of age they helped him develop his business into a larger meat supplier and even helped Kolschowsky sign contracts with the budding fast food chain McDonald’s. This relationship led to the international rise of McDonald’s and the emergence of OSI as a corporation. Even with its international success Kolschowsky remains a powerful example of what family owned business can become.

Related: NAMI Introduces New Paid Educational Sessions at IPPE 2017


If you thought today’s cyber threats were bad already, a new tool has just made the situation worse. PoisonTap takes only a few seconds to install on an unattended computer and less than a minute to create a backdoor that can be exploited by malicious hackers. Furthermore, this device can be purchased for as little as $5 and runs on software that’s freely available.

 

PoisonTap’s designer is none other than serial hacker Samy Kamkar, who has created numerous other low-cost hacking tools, including a keylogger and a stalking app. As impressive as some of them are, they underscore the various dangers that have arisen from our dependence on computer technology. PoisonTap has now demonstrated that even a password-protected computer isn’t safe from determined cyber criminals.

 

When the device is inserted into a PC or Mac, it fools the computer into thinking it’s an Ethernet network. Even if the computer is already connected to a Wi-Fi network, it’s tricked into thinking the legitimate network is merely local. In this way, it gives it’s own connection priority.

 

Once a connection is established, PoisonTap searches the computer for a running browser with an open tab. Upon finding one, it’s able to hide malicious code in the browser’s cache. The browser is then tricked into sharing cookies that it has stored from visiting popular website addresses. These cookies are stored on the device before it’s disconnected, giving the hacker the backdoor access needed to access your accounts.

 

The initial attack works only on HTTP sites, so using HTTPS sites will help to a certain extent. However, the implanted code continues working long after the PoisonTap device is disconnected and there are several other techniques it is designed to employ. At the present time, neither Apple or Microsoft have anything in place to protect consumers from PoisonTap.

 


IAP Worldwide Services, a specialized logistics and procurement company, in South Carolina, announced in October, 2016 that it had been awarded the U.S. Army’s contract for logistics, fielding and training support for the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (PM DCGS-A) at Fort Hood, Texas and other army locations around the world. It is performed by the Rapid Response Third Generation vehicle. Rob Hargis, a Vice President at IAP says that IAP makes their customers missions their own and keep that attitude from the beginning of a project on iapcareers.silkroad.com, all the way through to the end.

The DCGS-A is the primary system used by the Army to post data, and handle information and release it as needed about environments, terrain, weather and other critical environmental states. The contract is worth $53 million to IAP. It includes providing and working with hardware systems, data processing, networking, training and other operations in order to deliver DCGS-A to the military personnel. IAP Worldwide Services is honored to support the Army Intelligence community on this critical project. They are committed to their clients and will ensure that success of the program.

Read more: IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. announces the acquisition of two business units from DRS Technologies, Inc.

For over 60 years, IAP Worldwide Services has provided a wide range of products and services to the U.S. and other international government agencies. They are leaders in the industry and strive every day for absolute excellence, in servicing their clientele’s needs. They have offices in Washington, DC, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. With over 110 locations worldwide, they are ready to act at a moment’s notice.

Last year, IAP acquired DRS Technologies, Inc.’s Aviation and Logistics branch in Oklahoma City, OK and the Tactical Communications and Network Solutions business in Maryland. They can now provide aircraft repair management, logistics and mission support to the military. TCNS allows them to offer more engineering, information technology and communications support to the military. These two acquisitions will increase the deliverable s IAP Worldwide Services can supply to their clients.

IAP Worldwide Services adopted a strategy last year based on using organic growth, through a customer focused discipline that allows them to expand their existing business services to fill the needs of current clients as well as new clients. The company is dedicated to serving its government customer base as well as other organizations that can benefit from their capabilities.


Helane Morrison is currently a managing director and chief compliance officer at hall capital partners LLC. She has had a long and illustrious career in her legal profession. The experienced she has had span for decades, with some being more memorable than others. The one office that left an impression on her, even now, many years after she stopped working there was her position as an administrator of the SEC. This is a position that she held from 1995to 1999.

Before the appointment, she had been following the steps that SEC had made in making sure that people who got involved in stock trading followed the set rules. At the time, SEC had been coming down hard on businesses and companies that were thought to be breaking the compliance laws. When she came in, her plan was to continue the aggressive agenda that the office had been fronting for a number of years. The appointment was not her first job with the organization. Before then, she had also worked as an enforcement officer. People reported to her their cases of fraud and she was supposed to follow them up. She was the first woman to hold that office and her tenure was marked with resounding success.

She took up the office when she was 46 and she was in charge of examination and enforcement in the San Francisco jurisdiction. The area she served included Oregon, Alaska, Northern California and Nevada. She had taken up the office after one David Bayless who had moved on to another position. Only two other women had held administrative positions at the company before her in administrative positions.

The legacy that she left when she finished her time at the company was that she always made sure the correct procedures were followed when dealing with cases of security related fraud. One of the cases that she will be remembered for was the Republic Securities Case in which she successfully brought to light the scandal and prosecution was done and also the California Micro Devices case.

Before the appointment, Susan was a lawyer. She had represented quite a number of clients that had been prosecuted by the SEC. Most of the cases that she had taken up before then were class action suits. Besides working for individual clients, she had also worked with brokerage firms that had issues with the SEC. She is a graduate of the UC Berkely Law School.

 


Privacy and encryption have become major topics as more and more information has come to light regarding the United States’ extensive data collection operations. With the incidence of several whistleblowing efforts, web security has become an increasingly important topic within an increasingly digital world. To this end, Yahoo became one of the first companies to secretly create a program that would search the incoming emails of any customer that the NSA or FBI asked for.

 

Other email providers have been required to turn over information following legal requests, but this differs primarily in that they only provided information specifically requested. The break from similar systems is in how Yahoo provides an unprecedented ongoing wiretap of digital information that has serious implications for how requests for information are handled in the future. Both Microsoft and Google have gone on record stating that they would refuse to support any program like that, working instead to process each individual request in a way that provides safe practices and legal compliance in equal measure.

 

Other tech companies have raised concerns that providing backdoor access to intelligence companies also opens the door for malicious hackers. This was the justification used when Apple refused to create a program that could unlock and decrypt any iPhone device as well as the reasoning behind Yahoo’s chief security officer resigning after discovering the program – noting that a programming flaw could have allowed hackers to access all of the information stored for law enforcement.

 


There is an interesting article on The Hacker News website about how pre-installed firmware on roughly 700 million Android phones all over the world is sending user information to a server in China. Information including contact lists and locations is sent to China every 72 hours; this is something only discovered recently. The firmware was developed by Chinese company Shanghai AdUps Technology, which developed some of the software used on the affected phones. While the firmware is built in to the phones and can’t be uninstalled, developers are working to ensure that no more phones with the firmware are brought to market.

 

While this news is likely distressing to anyone who owns an affected phone, the intent of Shanghai AdUps wasn’t necessarily malicious. They claim to be simply gathering user data so that they can develop better products in the future; however, law enforcement agencies around the world have not ruled out the possibility that the surreptitiously gathered data is actually intended for surveillance purposes by the Chinese government. Google, the parent company of Android, had no idea that the firmware was on these phones until this recent discovery.

 

To me, this story shows how globalization combined with increasingly complicated technology is leading to products being sold that are poorly understood not only by consumers but by some of the very companies developing them. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for consumers to protect their own privacy in the information age, and, more than ever, we’re using devices that we don’t fully comprehend.

 


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