Atlas Copco to acquire Scheugenpflug

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Shell-BG deal secures final nod from Brazil

first_imgLNG World News Staff; Image: BG LNG player BG said that the $70 billion takeover offer for the company to be made by Royal Dutch Shell has received unconditional merger clearance from the Brazilian competition authority (CADE).The unconditional clearance follows CADE’s initial approval of the combination on 8 July, and the expiry of the 15 day period during which CADE’s decision could be appealed.The approval is the second of the five regulatory clearances that are pre-conditions to the combination. The combination has recently cleared its first hurdle by obtaining a green light from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC).Other pre-conditional approvals are required from Australia, China and the European Union.The proposed deal, which would create one of the largest LNG players the world has ever seen, is on track to complete in early 2016.last_img read more

McCloskey International expands global dealer network with Kemach

first_imgThe Kemach Equipment management and staff teamSales, support and service are delivered through Kemach’s extensive Southern African footprint, including its national office based in Gauteng, and branches situated in 11 locations throughout South Africa, as well as sales and service companies on the African continent.An authorised JCB dealer since 2003, the company offers a range of earthmoving equipment and the addition of McCloskey crushers, screeners and stackers is seen as a natural extension as it continues to expand its products and services in the construction, demolition and recycling markets.“Adding McCloskey to our range of leading brands enhances our ability to satisfy the growing needs of our customers, while also creating the opportunity to strengthen our position of being a total solutions provider to the markets we participate in,” said Kemach CEO Les Lothian.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Kemach’s head office in Johannesburg, South AfricaMcCloskey International senior vice president Toni Laaksonen added: “Having Kemach Equipment on board further strengthens our distribution network globally. Southern Africa is a market with huge potential.” Crushing and screening specialist McCloskey International has welcomed Kemach Equipment to its global network of distributors. The company will serve South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini) and Botswana.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Neuberger endorses accreditation scheme

first_imgThe master of the rolls has given judicial backing to the proposed quality assurance for advocates (QAA) scheme, saying judges are the ‘ultimate consumers’ of advocacy services and are well placed to assess quality. Speaking at the Bar Council’s annual conference, Lord Neuberger defended the proposal for judicial evaluation in the QAA scheme for criminal advocates. He said quality advocacy is essential to the proper administration of justice, and that without it the adversarial system could not operate efficiently, effectively or fairly. ‘It should be entirely unsurprising then that judges strongly support the quality assurance scheme and judicial involvement in the assessment process,’ he said. ‘Judges are the ultimate consumers of advocacy services. They are supplied with those services every day and are well placed to tell which advocates are good and which are not. As such, they are essential to the quality assurance process.’ Last month, the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA) expressed concern about the ‘over-reliance’ on judicial evaluation, pointing out that judges have historically demonstrated a bias towards the bar. However, Neuberger said any bias was ‘unacceptable’ and had no place in such a scheme. Neuberger also maintained that the continued existence of a number of advocacy regulators is ‘ridiculous’, but that in the absence of a single regulator the QAA is the ‘next best alternative’. The judiciary will work to ensure that the scheme works, he added. Bar Council chairman Nick Green QC said judges are ‘acutely conscious’ of concerns about bias. He hoped solicitors would find a ‘degree of comfort’ in the fact that the judges will be trained in assessment by the Judicial Studies Board. Peter Lodder QC, chairman-elect of the Bar Council, also pointed out that judicial assessors will not only be barristers, but also taken from the growing ranks of solicitor judges. Yvonne Spencer, acting chair of the SAHCA, acknowledged that the highest standards of advocacy had to be promoted, but stressed that higher court advocates already undergo rigorous training. ‘While acknowledging that all advocates owe a duty to the court and poor advocacy may impede a judge’s ability to manage the trial process, the consumer of court advocacy services is of course ultimately the lay client,’ she added.last_img read more

1,000 wills-related files found on pavement

first_imgMore than 1,000 files containing wills and other confidential information were recently found dumped on the pavement outside a will-writing company in Doncaster, the Society of Will Writers (SWW) revealed this week. The files were left by staff at another will-writing company, Gainsborough-based Minster Legal Services (MLS), which ceased trading in March on the death of its sole director, solicitor David Hodgson, in February. The Doncaster company, Express Law, contacted SWW on finding the documents, which then collected them for safe keeping. SWW has so far succeeded in returning 300 of the documents to clients. SWW director general Brian McMillan said the society has since discovered that MLS had a national network of consultants targeting local charity groups, particularly the elderly, and clients had paid thousands of pounds for wills and trusts that they have never received. He said the case highlighted the need for will-writers and will-writing companies to be licensed. ‘Four or five years ago, we had to rescue other files that had been abandoned in a barn in Somerset. People pay good money in the belief they are going to receive a valid will. Operators like this taint us all,’ he said. A Solicitors Regulation Authority spokesman said that MLS was not regulated by it, as it was not a solicitors’ firm. He added that the SRA had placed conditions on Hodgson’s practising certificate in September last year. Last month, the Legal Services Board announced that it would launch a formal investigation into whether will-writing should be regulated, following a recommendation by the Legal Services Consumer Panel.last_img read more

LGV Est Phase 2 completed

first_imgFRANCE: On March 31 SNCF President Guillaume Pepy joined SNCF Réseau President Jacques Rapoport and other dignitaries as the last rail was welded to mark the completion of construction work on Phase 2 of LGV Est, the high speed line between Paris and Strasbourg. Work on Phase 2, covering the 106 km between Baudrecourt and Vendenheim, had begun in 2010.Following further signalling work to enable control of the new route from Pagny-sur-Moselle, commissioning trials and staff training, Phase 2 is due to enter service on April 3 2016. This will enable the fastest Paris – Strasbourg journey time to be cut to 1 h 48 min, and that between Luxembourg and Strasbourg via Thionville and Metz to be reduced to 1 h 36 min.Under an agreement signed on September 1 2009, a total of €2∙01bn has been provided to build Phase 2 by central government, 16 local authorities in France, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Union.last_img read more

Tawheed Center offers curbside food pantry

first_img Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Tawheed Center in Farmington Hills will offer a curbside food pantry on Saturday, April 18.Anyone in need can pick up a food box from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 29707 W. 10 Mile Rd., in Farmington. The location is east of Orchard Lake Road.last_img read more

Global 5G Smartphone Shipments to Reach 5 Million this Year

first_imgAccording to a recent report by market analyst, Strategy Analytics, the global smartphone shipments is expected to reach to 5 million units in 2019. Early 5G smartphone models will be expensive and available in limited volumes. According to the report, Samsung, LG and Huawei will be the early 5G smartphone leaders this year, followed by Apple next year.Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics expects less than 1 percent of all smartphones shipped worldwide to be 5G-enabled this year. According to him, global 5G smartphone shipments will be low this year , due to expensive device pricing, component bottlenecks, and restricted availability of active 5G networks. Ville Petteri-Ukonaho, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, believes Samsung will be the early 5G smartphone leader in the first half of 2019, due to initial launches across South Korea and the United States. The report predicts LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola and others will follow later in the year, followed by Apple who will release their 5G enabled iPhone in the second half of 2020. It looks like the iPhone will be at least a year behind Samsung in the 5G smartphone race and therefore Apple must be careful not to fall too far behind.According to Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, the short-term outlook for 5G smartphones is weak, but the long-term opportunity remains huge. They expect 1 billion 5G smartphones to ship worldwide per year by 2025. The introduction of 5G networks, by carriers like Verizon or China Mobile, opens up high-speed, ultra-low-latency services such as 8K video, streaming games, and augmented reality for business. The next big question for the mobile industry is how many extra consumers are really willing to pay, if anything, for those emerging 5G smartphones and services.Click here to learn more about the report, 5G Smartphones: From Zero to a Billion.Click the link to learn about the air-interface technologies that will power phones through 2024 across 88 countries – Global Handset Sales Forecast by 88 Countries and 19 Technologies: 2003 to 2024.last_img read more

FEEL THE GAME BOBBY MOTUS Out of LeBron James’ shadow

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’FEEL THE GAME BOBBY MOTUS Out of LeBron James’ shadow’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]KYRIE Irving finally got his wish and gotten himself a team where he will be the main man and the Boston Celtics now have an experienced and offensively potent point guard with exceptional ball handling abilities. Only 25-years old, NBA titlist Kyrie joins another big-time transferee Gordon Hayward who’s just two years older. Together, they will form Boston’s version of the dynamic duo. Yes, both can combine for at least 50 points every playing night but they also need to improve on their defensive plays.The two major acquisitions ensures the Celtics’ rise back to lofty status and by the time Kyrie and Hayward get past their prime, Boston’s younger studs headlined by Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum would have found their own star powers and, hopefully, their team among the league’s elite. Cleveland receives a clutch player in sub-six footer Isaiah Thomas and he brings to the Cavs a per-game average of almost 29 points. He is definitely an asset to LeBron James’ team but the most important addition to the Cavaliers is not IT4.Along with Thomas came Jae Crowder and he makes Cleveland several notches better on the defensive end. He has the ability to protect the paint and can be a huge stumbling block to multiple frontcourt positions. LBJ’s defensive load will be significantly lessened and this will be crucial come playoff time. The Cavs are wanting in defense and Crowder is one addition that fills the need.Like Boston, Cleveland has prepared for the future and the plan included the anticipated departure of LBJ at the end of the 2018 season. The Cavs, in addition to IT4 and Crowder get Brooklyn’s unprotected first round pick next year and, considering the dire straits the Nets had been in the past few seasons, Cleveland could be picking no lower from the top 10 selections.  They also got Ante Zizic, a 7-foot, 20-year-old center from Croatia that we still have to get familiar with.Zizic honed his skills in the Adriatic leagues under former Cleveland coach David Blatt and, along with fellow Croatians Ivica Zubac and Dragan Bender, was drafted into the league during the 2016 Draft. If indeed LBJ takes his talents again somewhere else, at least the Cavs won’t be left hanging.As of this writing, the Boston-Cleveland deal still has to be finalized as the Cavaliers wanted to have either Brown or Tatum added to the package to compensate for IT4’s hip injury after he had his physical. That’s asking too much and it’s understandable for the Celtics not to part with their versatile wings, both top picks from the two previous drafts. They already received a fair package. The most the Celtics could give up will be their second round picks and maybe another serviceable player.Both teams were aware of the injury but the physicals were not favorable to the Cavs that they wanted additional material. As per Celtics GM Danny Ainge, IT4’s hip issue had some role in the decision to deal him away, further saying that the injury might delay the start of his season. Cleveland does not like the possibility of Thomas having surgery as per physical exam results.All things related to the trade were considered, especially health concerns, and both the Celtics and the Cavaliers followed policy, as the league requires teams to be transparent, “including any factors that could affect a player’s ability to play basketball at any point in his career.” They would be risking stiff penalties if health issues are hidden. As per CBA rules, the NBA can impose sanctions including “a fine of up to $1million, suspension of the team executives involved, rescinding the trade, and/or the forfeit of draft picks.”At the moment, Boston and Cleveland are reworking on things that would eventually benefit both teams in the end. The Celtics must make things happen because Thomas already indicated that he won’t be coming back to Boston if the deal goes off. And please, Celtic fans, stop the IT4 jersey burning. It was management decision. Set Ainge on fire if you must./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

PBA D-League: Cignal-Ateneo steps up to beat St. Clare

first_imgIt was all the UAAP men’s basketball champions needed as they went on and stuck it to the Saints in the fourth frame to cruise to the 22-point conquest with contributions from Go and Ravena.“(Our halftime talk was) direct to the point, that we weren’t doing what we said we’ll do before the game,” said Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin. “We didn’t really make any adjustments and we just went back to basics.”Darwin Lunor collected 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Paul Santos had 12 markers for the Saints, which suffered its first defeat in five games to fall to 4-1./PN Ivorian import Angelo Kouame of Cignal-Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles throws down a two-handed dunk. Cignal-Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles clawed its way back from a double-digit deficit to score an 88-66 victory over St. Clare College Virtual Reality Saints in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao. PBA PHOTO MANILA – Cignal-Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles clawed its way back from a double-digit deficit to score an 88-66 victory over St. Clare College Virtual Reality Saints in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Ivorian import Angelo Kouame led the way with double-double 24 points and 29 rebounds to go along with five blocks for the Blue Eagles, which moved up to solo second place in Aspirants Group with 5-1 win-loss slate.Isaac Go punctured 11 points built on three outside conversions. Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena III added 10 points, five rebounds, and two steals, and Adrian Wong had 10 for the Blue Eagles.Trailing 28-44 at the half, Kouame spearheaded the Blue Eagles fight back in the third quarter as he scored 11 in the telling 31-7 blast to grab a 59-53 edge with 2:02 left in the period.last_img read more

Police Blotter for 8-6-2015

first_img RelatedBlotter for 7-10-2015Special to the PRESS “Dude, Where’s My Car?” On Wednesday July 1 at approximately 12:13 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South Shore Drive in reference to a civil matter. Upon arrival contact was made with a woman who stated she had let a friend borrow…July 10, 2015In “News”Blotter for 8/27/2015Special to the PRESS False Alarm On Thursday July 30, 2015 at approximately 9:17 A.M., an officer was dispatched to a call at the 400 block of E. Maxan in reference to a welfare concern. Upon the officers arrival he made contact with a woman who stated that her child…August 28, 2015In “News”Police Blotter, 1-15-2015Four of a crime At approximately 12:39 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 an officer responded to the 1600 block of Oklahoma Street in reference to a criminal trespassing  complaint. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a man who stated that his son no longer lived there but refused to…January 16, 2015In “News” My Angel Would Never . . . On July 8, 2015 at approximately 10:46 P.M, an officer was dispatched to 106 Port RD. apartment 1201 in reference to a welfare concern. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a woman who stated that her seventeen-year-old daughter had not returned home from practicing at the baseball field at the little league baseball park located at 190 Port RD. The woman stated that her daughter had left around 7:30 P.M and became worried due to practice not enduring past a certain time. The woman stated that she called her daughter’s cell phone multiple times and contacted several of her friends that she socializes with and was unsuccessful with all options. The woman stated that her daughter usually goes home right after practice and has never had an issue with her not answering her phone or not going home right after practice. The woman stated that she has suspicions of her daughter leaving with her boyfriend. The officer advised the woman that if her daughter returned home or returned a phone call to give Port Isabel police a call to notify that she is safe. The officer gathered all the information for his report and resumed patrol.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Special to the PRESSYou Ain’t Welcome Here No More.On approximately 1:48 A.M, an officer was dispatched to White Sands Motel located on 418 Hwy 100 in reference to an unwanted woman. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a man who stated that the woman was knocking on his door and did not want to leave. The officer proceeded to make contact with the woman that stated all she wanted was her phone, which was inside the residence. The man allowed the woman to recover her phone and advised the officer that he did not want the woman at his residence anymore. The woman was advised not to return on July 8, 2015 to the residence and was asked to leave the area. The officer gathered all the information for his report and resumed patrol.center_img Sharelast_img read more

No. 8 UWF Defeats No. 10 Rollins, 6-3

first_imgNo. 8 UWF Defeats No. 10 Rollins, 6-3 Mariana Sonnervig (Photo by John Blackie) WINTER PARK, Fla. – The No. 8-ranked University of West Florida women’s tennis team recorded its fifth victory over a ranked opponent today as the Argos defeated No. 10 Rollins, 6-3, in Winter Park. The match was the Argos’ third match in three days. With the win, West Florida moves to 9-5 on the season.West Florida won two of the three doubles matches. At No. 1, the UWF doubles tandem of Caitlyn Baines (Ft. Walton Beach) and Sheila Smiley (Richmond Hill, Ontario) defeated Lisa Loft and Kayli Ragsdale, 9-8. Argonauts Barbara Oliveira and Mariana Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) defeated Mariana Salvador and Ashley Rosenberg, 8-1, at No. 2. Rollins tallied a point as Callie Whitlock and Stefania Tkach defeated West Florida’s Hannah Durham (Hammond, La.) and Luiza Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 8-6, at No. 3.Rollins’ two singles victories came at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions. At No. 1, No. 22-ranked Loft defeated Mariana Sonnervig, 6-2, 6-2. Rosenberg defeated Luiza Sonnervig, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (2), at No. 2. West Florida recorded victories at the other four singles positions. Smiley defeated Salvador, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 3. At the No. 4 line, Baines tallied a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Whitlock. West Florida senior Naomi Higa (Córdoba, Argentina) defeated Sara Stoslievic, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5. Durham defeated Bradleigh Lore, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (6), at No. 6.The Argos will return to the courts on Friday as they host No. 37 Drury at 9 a.m. and No. 42 Central Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on the UWF campus in Pensacola. Results and recaps of the matches will be available on For information on all UWF Athletics, visit West Florida 6, #10 Rollins 303/21/12 at Winter Park, Fla.Singles Competition1. #22 Lisa Loft (RU) def. Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) 6-2, 6-22. Ashley Rosenberg (RU) def. Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (2)3. Sheila Smiley (UWF) def. Mariana Salvador (RU) 6-0, 6-24. Caitlyn Baines (UWF) def. Callie Whitlock (RU) 6-2, 6-45. Naomi Higa (UWF) def. Sara Stoslievic (RU) 6-4, 6-26. Hannah Durham (UWF) def. Bradleigh Lore (RU) 6-1,4-6, 1-0 (6)Doubles Competition1. Caitlyn Baines/Sheila Smiley (UWF) def. Lisa Loft/Kayli Ragsdale (RU) 9-82. Barbara Oliveira/Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) def. Mariana Salvador/Ashley Rosenberg (RU) 8-13. Callie Whitlock/Stefania Tkach (RU) def. Hannah Durham/Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) 8-6Match NotesWest Florida 9-5, 4-0 GSC; National ranking #8; South Region #3– –Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more

Akpom crashes £60,000 Range Rover while drunk

first_imgArsenal starlet Chuba Akpom has been banned from driving after crashing his £60,000 Range Rover while drunk on a concoction of ‘vodka and cranberry juice’, Daily Mail reports.At around 4.50am on the morning of December 17, the 22-year-old smashed a fence and furniture after losing control of his car and mounting a grass verge near his home in Barnet, North London.Police followed the trail of destruction and gave Akpom a breath test. After it showed he was above the legal limit, the British-born Nigerian  was taken to police station and later charged with drink driving.But no one told the player’s father –who, after discovering the wreckage the following morning, feared his son had been kidnapped, the Sun claim.The 22-year-old allayed those concerns by eventually returning home safe in a taxi. But at Willesden Magistrates Court on Monday he was fined £9,350, with £85 costs and disqualified from driving for 17 months after admitting driving the Range Rover with more than double the legal limit of alcohol in his system.“His father woke up later and found the crashed car outside the gate with no driver and for a moment he was seriously concerned about what had happened to his son,” Akpom’s lawyer Aki Achillea told the court.“He was about to ring hospitals and the police, fearing his son, being a high-profile footballer, had been abducted so this has affected the family as well.“He has let himself down and made a dreadful mistake for a boy that has always been so disciplined.”The 22-year-old committed the offence during a night out partying with friends in London. After the group moved from the West End to a 21st birthday bash at a club in Watford, the striker ‘stupidly agreed’ to put vodka in two glasses of cranberry juice.“His driving was erratic and he was observed by an off-duty police officer. He was parallel to a Shell petrol station and lost control, mounting the grass verge,” prosecutor Zahid Hussain told the court.last_img read more

Cleveland Browns Fan Creates Shirt Giving Browns Fans Eternal Hope

first_img I was one of the first writers to give into the mob mentality and promote the 4-0 pre-season shirts for the Cleveland Browns.  Now, I must take my medicine once again and give a very proper shout out, to a shirt and visionary that not only clowns on the Browns, but also gives the loyal fans a pat on the back.Dannon Svab has created one of the coolest shirts I have ever seen.  Yes, it makes fans face the reality an 0-16 season, but at the exact same time tells fans they always have a reason to be hopeful when it comes to Cleveland sports.  The shirt can be seen below with a link to order it as well. Related Topics2017 Cleveland Brownscenter_img Vince McKeelast_img read more

LeBron James’ #23 Jersey Retired at Canal Park During Rubberducks ‘LeBron James Celebration’

first_img Related TopicsLebron JamesLeBron James Celebration “LeBron James’ greatness on the basketball court is unquestioned, but his commitment to his hometown of Akron is what really makes him a ‘legend’,” said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander in a release. “We felt there was no better way to honor someone who has had such a positive impact than retiring his number in Canal Park for fans to see for generations.” LeBron James was nowhere to be found in his hometown of Akron on Monday night, but that didn’t stop the Indians Double-A team the Akron Rubberducks from retiring his number at Canal Park during what they billed as a ‘LeBron James Celebration.’In honor of James, who left the Cavs and Cleveland to play for the Lakers in early July, the Rubberducks put a #23 jersey on Canal Park’s outfield wall.Here’s the ceremony to celebrate the event. Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

US sprinter Coleman facing ban for missed tests

first_imgWorld 100m champion Christian Coleman revealed that he is facing a possible suspension from competition for missing a doping test.The 24-year-old American released a statement on Twitter yesterday disclosing the details of the alleged offence which occurred on December 9, 2019. He said that he has been appealing the decision for the past six months and that the circumstances surrounding the alleged violation are unjust due to poor communication on the part of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) tester. ‘I HAVE RECEIPTS’ “Don’t tell me I ‘missed’ a test if you sneak up on my door … without my knowledge. Knocked while I was Christmas shopping five minutes away at the mall (I have receipts and bank statements) and didn’t even bother to call me or attempt to reach me,” Coleman said.It is the third time that Coleman has missed a doping test, an offence which carries a maximum two-year ban from competition if this occurs within a 12-month period. The United States Anti-Doing Agency (USADA) recently dropped charges against him last September for “failing to disclose his whereabouts”. The charge was dismissed on advice from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) allowing Coleman to compete in the World Athletics Championships last year in Doha, where he won the 100m title in a world-leading 9.76 seconds. Coleman took responsibility for a missed test on January 16, 2019, and made reference to a ‘filing failure’ on April 26, 2019, but criticised the AIU process as being malicious in nature. “I have nothing to hide but it’s not possible to show that if I am not even given a chance to. I support WADA, USADA and AIU to keep athletes and competition fair and clean,” Coleman said. “But the system must change. I thought the point of the organisation was to keep the sport clean by testing everyone and catching cheaters. Not attempt to catch people when they are not at home and make no attempt to actually test them and mess with the livelihoods of people who are clearly not doping.” daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Sherratt Will Join Cardiff Blues In 2016/17 Season

first_imgSherratt will leave his current coaching position at Bristol Rugby at the conclusion of the season to move to BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.He remains as Backs & Skills Coach for the remainder of the Championship campaign and is fully committed to helping the Club achieve our goal of promotion. Everybody at Bristol Rugby would like to thank Matt for his contribution to Bristol Rugby over five seasons.last_img

Poise a priority for Towles, Barker in Cats QB battle

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:58f09c123fb10cdf972b0bd Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-633155-4160905807001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops knows the old adage about quarterbacks, that if you have more than one then you really have none. But as a guy who through 11 spring practices still has two QBs in the mix, he begs to differ.“I don’t believe that,” he said Wednesday. “We believe we can win with both of them.”That would be junior Patrick Towles, who produced more than 3,000 total yards as a first-time starter last fall, and redshirt freshman Drew Barker, who is trying to shake some recent off-the-field issues and let his dual-threat talent shine. So far, there has been no significant separation.“It’s a broken record. You’ve heard me talk about it for a long time: There’s good and bad, and there is every day,” Stoops said. “There’s days when one or the other does separate himself, but not consistently, not every day. As I said throughout the spring – and I saw it again today – we’re improving at that position. Both guys are improving, so that’s a good thing.”Q&A: Stoops, Dawson update Cats QB competitionTowles and Barker both got a fresh start of sorts this spring under new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson, whose version of the “Air Raid’ offense is slightly different than his predecessor Neal Brown’s. Dawson comes in with no preconceived notions, which helps Barker, but also puts more responsibility on the quarterback, which could give the veteran Towles an edge.The latter has also had to audition for a job many times before, including every spring and fall that he’s been at Kentucky.“I’m not new to this at all,” Towles said. “In high school, I was the backup quarterback on my freshman team. So I was like sixth- or seventh-string going into my sophomore year. And I got a lot better, got a lot bigger and ended up playing that year after our starter got hurt. But I’m not foreign to this at all.“I’ve got competitiveness in my blood, and I’ve just got to tap into it.”Leadership is another important quality in a starting quarterback. While Towles has always publicly presented an ideal image in that regard, Barker has had two troublesome incidents already in his brief time at UK.He was suspended from the team and charged with disorderly conduct for his role in a pellet-gun incident on campus last fall, then was questioned by police about a bar fight that left an Eastern Kentucky football player hospitalized this winter.UK football opens Saturday practice to public“Patrick definitely works extremely hard, carries himself the right way,” Stoops said. “He’s a very good role model off the field, and I hope it rubs off on Drew. … We all know there’s been a few issues here and there, but we’ve made a lot of progress throughout this spring.”The coach said Barker, who is off-limits to the media for now, has “really grown” and is “taking care of his business” the last few months. That after a heart-to-heart with Stoops.“We sat down and talked quite a bit. I’ve said it before: He’s a good kid that made some mistakes, and he’s got to go out there and be consistent on the field and off the field,” the coach said. “He knows that. I like him, but what I like about him right now: He’s just going about his business, trying to be the best quarterback he can be, take care of himself off the field. So far so good.”On the field, Stoops said both Towles and Barker look calmer and more poised in the pocket, which has been a point of emphasis for Dawson. Both are a threat to take off and scramble, but Towles seemed to have especially happy feet during a late-season swoon last year.“He shows flashes of that big arm,” Stoops said. “One of the criticisms of him – and he knows this – is to be more accurate on some intermediate throws. He’s improving on that. He’s becoming more patient in the pocket. The way Coach Dawson is coaching him … he’s more quite in the pocket with his feet and more calm. You’re starting to see that and I think that’s helping him with some intermediate throws.”And yet, the competition rages on, with no imminent end in sight. If the Cats had a game on Saturday – and not merely a scrimmage, which will be open to the public – Dawson said he’d be concerned. As it is, he isn’t worried in the least.“We’ve got two guys playing pretty good,” he said. “To me, if you’ve got one guy playing really good and one guy not, then it’s making anybody better. They’re pushing each other, so that’s the best part. … I’m pleased with where both of them are at. Obviously both of them do some things that are bad at times, but those things are slowly getting less and less.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.last_img read more

BCA legal minds planning “surgery” on Wehby governance report

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Barbados Cricket Association president, Conde Riley, said yesterday the local governing body had established a “high-powered” committee to examine the recommendations put forward recently by the Independent Task Force for Corporate Governance Reform. Riley, a prominent Cricket West Indies director, told a media conference here the committee would carry out “surgery” on the 36-page governance report with a sense of “urgency” and expected to be able to submit its findings within a month.“We are in the process as a board of putting together a group to do a surgery on the proposals,” Riley said.“Our committee that we have put together will look at it, come back to the board and then we will make our submission. “I remember the last report was the Barriteau Report which said they would dissolve Cricket West Indies – it cannot be done in law. I’m not a lawyer … but I know you cannot take over a company.“The only body that can do that would be the shareholders and all six shareholders would have to agree to that. If one says no, it’s over.“But we will report to our membership and the people of Barbados in due course once that committee does its surgery on this report.” The BCA is one of six constituent boards of CWI currently mulling over the report which was submitted last week by task force chairman, Jamaican businessman and senator Don Wehby.Among the recommendations is a reduction in the size of the board from its current total of 18 members to 12, and the inclusion of at least two women to reflect diversity.The report also calls for a decrease in committees from 12 to five and a redefining of the roles of the president and vice-president in order to strengthen their non-executive nature. Riley, who has often been at odds with the current Ricky Skerritt-led administration, said he had no issues with reducing the size of the board once the executive functions were carried out efficiently.“If they say – and again the shareholders would have to agree to this – you reduce the board instead of having two directors per shareholder you have one, once you have the executive arm functioning properly I have no difficulty with that,” Riley explained.“But as I said, we’re going to deal with it as a board, take the advice of the committee which we’ve put together and the committee is a fairly high-powered one. “We have asked that this thing be dealt with ASAP so I hope that within a month, we will have a report if not sooner.”The task force was commissioned by Skerritt, following his unseating of three-term incumbent Dave Cameron last year, making good on a campaign promise to review the governance structure of CWI once elected.Wehby’s committee comprised an eminent group of Caribbean personalities with University of the West Indies (UWI) vice-chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; West Indies Vice-Captain Deryck Murray; Jamaican businessman, OK Melhado and prominent Caribbean lawyer Charles Wilkin QC, all helping pen the report.Skerritt said CWI was determined to “do all we can to ensure the implementation of this report.”last_img read more

Newcastle United sack coach

first_imgNewcastle United have sacked Chris Hughton from his position as manager.The club have put reserve team boss and ex-Magpies striker Peter Beardsley in charge of first team affairs.Hughton’s departure came a day after Newcastle lost 3-1 at West Brom, a result which left them 11th in the Premier League table.The 51-year-old guided Newcastle back into the top flight last season but the club said it was looking for someone “with more managerial experience”.A statement added: “The board would like to place on record their thanks to Chris for his considerable efforts during the club’s transition from Championship to Premier League club.“Chris has shown exceptional character and commitment since being appointed manager in October 2009. The club wishes him well in the future. “The task of appointing a new manager now begins.”Newcastle defender Sol Campbell criticised the decision.“This will hit the players hard,” he told ESPN Soccernet. “The players admired him and liked him and won’t be happy now he’s gone like this.“It makes no sense. Here is a guy who has done an unbelievable job. He got the club back into the Premier League and any manager would have been rewarded for that with a new contract, but Chris wasn’t.“The players are sure to be asking themselves ‘what the hell is going on?’, that is only natural.“When we left training this morning none of the players had a clue this was coming. Yes, it has come as a shock, and it will affect the dressing room there is no doubt about that.” Former Magpies defender John Anderson, who is now a summariser for BBC Radio Newcastle, said: “This is something that’s been going on for a while, they’ve known for a whole that they want to get rid of him.“You just wish he would get angry and come out and say what he feels, but he won’t.”Former West Ham manager Alan Pardew was installed as the bookmakers’ favourite for the job, but Anderson feels it is difficult to predict what the club will do next.“Grab a name from anywhere – it could be anybody, it could be Curbishley, it could be Pardew,” he told BBC Radio Newcastle.“I don’t think it’ll be Martin O’Neill because he will want too many assurances that they won’t be able to give them.” The Newcastle-born Beardsley, who played over 300 games for the club during two spells, has been reserve team manager since the start of the season.The club say he will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and be supported by ex-Nottingham Forest winger Steve Stone, who has been his assistant reserve team manager.Newcastle are next in action when they host Liverpool, one of Beardsley’s former clubs, on Saturday.Speculation has been growing for weeks regarding Hughton’s future, although the club stated in October they would be looking to extend his contract in the new year.The defeat at The Hawthorns, after which Hughton kept his players in the dressing room for an hour, was the Magpies’ seventh of a season in a campaign in which they have won only two games at home. However, these were a 5-1 victory over local rivals Sunderland in October and a 6-0 triumph against Aston Villa back in August.They have registered wins at Everton and Arsenal this season under Hughton, but have picked up only two points from a possible 15 since the victory at the Emirates on 7 November.Those results have led to Hughton becoming the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.Hughton, who has been working without an assistant manager since Colin Calderwood joined Hibernian in October, is followed out of St James’ Park by goalkeeping coach Paul Barron.Former Tottenham player and assistant manager Hughton arrived at Newcastle from White Hart Lane in February 2008 as coach to then Magpies boss Kevin Keegan. He served as caretaker manager when Keegan left in September 2008, before reverting to assistant boss when Joe Kinnear was appointed manager on a temporary basis.When Kinnear fell ill the following February, Hughton again stepped in, before assisting Iain Dowie and Alan Shearer as Newcastle were relegated.Hughton was once again placed in caretaker charge in the summer of 2009, as owner Mike Ashley sought to sell the club, but the team started the Championship season so well he was given the role on a permanent basis in October 2009.He went on to guide Newcastle to the Championship title with two games to spare.Source: BBClast_img read more

College football schedule: Week 9 TV coverage for top 25 games

first_imgWeek 9 of the college football season is here, and though it doesn’t have as many high-stake games as previous weeks, we still get to see a handful of big games.That starts with the top-10 matchup between Florida and Georgia, affectionately known as “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” The No. 9 Gators and No. 7 Bulldogs will vie for SEC East supremacy — a loss for either team would effectively eliminate them from conference title and College Football Playoff contention. MORE: Watch college football live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)In other action, No. 18 Iowa travels to Happy Valley to take on No. 17 Penn State and No. 14 Washington State will be rewarded with its big win over Oregon by traveling to newly ranked Stanford. Here is the full TV schedule for each of those games and more heading into Week 9 of the season (all times Eastern; all games on Saturday unless otherwise noted):Baylor at No. 13 West Virginia (-14)7 p.m. (Thursday), Fox Sports 1 | fuboTVNo. 25 Appalachian State (-8) at Georgia Southern7:30 p.m. (Thursday), ESPNUNo. 23 Utah (-10) at UCLA10:30 p.m. (Friday), ESPNNo. 2 Clemson (-14) at Florida StateNoon, ABCNo. 20 Wisconsin (-5.5) at NorthwesternNoon, FOX | fuboTVMORE: SN’s Week 9 Power RankingsNo. 9 Florida vs. No. 7 Georgia (-7)3:30 p.m., CBS | fuboTVKansas State at No. 8 Oklahoma (-23)3:30 p.m., FOX | fuboTVNo. 18 Iowa at No. 17 Penn State (-5)3:30 p.m., ESPNNo. 21 South Florida at Houston (-7.5)3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2No. 12 Kentucky at Missouri (-7)4 p.m., SEC NetworkMORE: Week 9 College Football Playoff pictureNo. 15 Washington (-10.5) at Cal6:30 p.m., FS1 | fuboTVNo. 14 Washington State at No. 24 Stanford (-3)7 p.m., Pac-12 NetworksNo. 16 Texas A&M at Mississippi State (-3)7 p.m., ESPNNo. 22 N.C. State at Syracuse (-1)7 p.m., ESPN2No. 3 Notre Dame (-21.5) at Navy8 p.m., CBS | fuboTV MORE: Best photos from college football’s Week 8No. 6 Texas (-2.5) at Oklahoma State8 p.m., ABCNo. 19 Oregon at Arizona10:30 p.m., ESPNlast_img read more

Atlanta cruises past Red Bulls, Timbers edge Sporting KC to advance to MLS Cup

first_imgAtlanta was able to effectively kill the series all through Thursday’s second leg, holding the Red Bulls attack virtually silent in a 1-0 loss at Red Bull Arena. Even with the loss, Atlanta goes on to host MLS Cup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium while the Red Bulls miss out on a chance to host in a season where the club won its third Supporters’ Shield in six seasons.From the onset, it was apparent that it was a matter of going through the motions for Atlanta United, who went ahead 3-0 in last week’s opening leg on goals from Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba.Martinez had a chance to all but seal the series in the game’s opening seconds, but the Venezuelan international scuffed his shot 18 seconds in after a deflection put him through on goal.WHAT A SAVE!Josef Martinez with the golden chance just 10 seconds in but Luis Robles keeps the Red Bulls alive.— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 30, 2018It never got much better for the Red Bulls, who were outshot in the first half before throwing more numbers forward in the second. Brad Guzan was relatively untested in the Atlanta goal, stopping four shots on the day with none requiring anything spectacular.The apparent bright spot came late in the second half with the Red Bulls pushing for a goal as Aaron Long collided with Guzan, knocking the ball into the back of the net. The incident was initially ruled as a goal but, following Video Assistant Review, the finish was waved off, restoring the scoreline at no goals apiece.Late #RBNY goal ruled out by VAR!So much for the Disney movie comeback…— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 30, 2018With just seconds remaining in the match, the Red Bulls broke the deadlock on a goal from Tim Parker, but it was too little too late as the Red Bulls were eliminated via a 3-1 aggregate scoreline.Atlanta will now take on the Portland Timbers, who went to Kansas City and erased an early deficit to emerge with a 3-2 win and a spot in MLS Cup.The decisive moments were provided by Sebastian Blanco, who scored a thunderous long-range stunner to tie the game at one apiece, giving the Timbers the advantage on away goals following a 0-0 first leg draw.SPEECHLESS. #SKCvPOR // @Audi #MLSCupPlayoffs— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 30, 2018Blanco then popped up to help create the Timbers’ second, which was punched in by Diego Valeri on a close-range header, all but ending Sporting KC’s hopes of advancing to the MLS Cup final. Sporting KC originally opened the scoring in the 20th minute with Daniel Salloi firing the hosts into the lead on a sloppy defensive sequence from the Timbers.However, the club’s Argentinian stars picked up the slack in the second half, although the final 10 minutes proved nervy after Sporting KC pulled one back through Gerso Fernandes to put the hosts within a goal of advancing.Valeri then iced the match, scoring in the 10th minute of stoppage time to seal the win as the Timbers advanced to the team’s second MLS Cup in four years. After building a 3-0 lead in the opening leg of their Eastern Conference final clash, it would have taken a monumental collapse for Atlanta United to miss out on a chance to host MLS Cup. That collapse never came as the second-year club cruised past the New York Red Bulls to win the series.Atlanta will take on the Portland Timbers in MLS Cup on December 8, after Portland defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-2 in the Western Conference final second leg on Thursday.last_img read more

Family-owned resorts from Vail to Vermont offer a few of our…

first_imgBut Sonnenalp will always be their home, and they treat it that way, with Rosana doing most of the decorating to make sure the 127-room resort stays true to its Bavarian feel. The Faesslers still spend most of their time at Sonnenalp and plan to move back when their youngest daughter leaves for college. “This is more than a business. This is our lives,” Rosana Faessler said. “This is where our kids grew up. This is where my son learned to swim. It has to be not just cozy or elegant. … It has to be special.” He now runs the resort with his son, Sam, and son-in-law, Walter Frame, who are always on hand to make sure guests are comfortable and attend to details. Johannes von Trapp has owned the Trapp Family Lodge since 1969, but its history goes back to 1943, when the famous singing family from “The Sound of Music” first moved to northern Vermont. If You Go… Those places that remain family-owned say that when the owners are in the lobby or the dining room, season after season, the atmosphere can’t help but be different from a property where the corporate owners are halfway across the country or the world. And it’s why places like Sonnenalp in Vail, Trapp Family Lodge and Tyler Place Family Resort in Vermont, and The Homestead along the shores of Lake Michigan in Glen Arbor, Mich., attract many of the same customers year after year. “I feel like I’m going home every time I go there,” said Harvey Simpson of Old Westbury, N.Y., who’s been staying at Sonnenalp since 1965. “It’s a very warm atmosphere. The top personnel are there every day and it’s incredible the attention to detail they put into it.” The family lived on the farm during the summer and started renting rooms to skiers while they were out on the road singing. Go ahead and sing at the the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt. The descendents of the famous singing family from “The Sound of Music” are used to it. (AP Photo)VAIL — Rosana Faessler stops by the hostess stand to check on reservations, then makes her way into the dining room to chat with a couple of the regular guests. After a few minutes, she wanders to the breakfast buffet to make sure everything’s clean and full, then straightens a picture before heading back out to the dining room. These tasks could easily be delegated to the staff. But Faessler just can’t help herself. Sonnenalp, the resort in the Colorado Rockies that Faessler owns with her husband Johannes, isn’t like a second home; it once was her home. Everything has to be just right. A fourth-generation hotelier, Johannes Faessler grew up in a resort called Sonnenalp in the Bavarian Alps, in Germany, founded by his great-grandparents in 1919. TRAPP FAMILY LODGE: Stowe, Vt., SONNENALP: Vail, sonnenalp.comcenter_img “This place is such an extension of my family’s values and tastes, it really is important that a family member be here to explain and interpret and welcome and host our customers,” Johannes Von Trapp said. “It’s a great life, too. My house is on the property, but a mile from hotel. My son and daughter and her husband all have houses on the property, so it’s easy to go home and come back, do some work, go home again.” Faessler’s parents purchased a Vail hotel in 1979 and founded the U.S. version of Sonnenalp, which means “Sun on the Mountains.” Johannes took over operations in 1985 and lived at the resort with Rosana until they had kids and moved into a house nearby. Family-owned resorts also offer a consistent, personal experience. Other resorts may change owners, managers, sometimes even names and themes, but here, guests know what they’re getting every time. Even the employees sometimes stay on for decades, and like the owners, they get to know repeat guests, forming bonds that reach beyond the walls of the resort. THE HOMESTEAD: Glen Arbor, Mich., When problems arise, there’s no calling the corporate office for an answer. With owners on site, decisions can be made on the spot. “It’s the opposite of a large, corporate situation where it takes a long time to get a decision on anything,” Johannes von Trapp said. This type of nurturing has made Sonnenalp one of the few remaining large, family-owned resorts left in the country, a destination for travelers from around the world. “Many guests come over and over, and you get to know them on an intimate level,” Johannes Faessler said. “They become more friends than hotel guests.” Big, family-owned resorts are still in vogue in Europe, particularly in the mountains of Germany and Austria, where some hotels have been passed down through the generations. But in the U.S., while there are still plenty of small resorts, B&Bs and inns run by families, many larger resorts that were founded by families have been sold to or taken over by corporate entities. A recent report on the global ski resort industry by SkiStar, a Swedish company, noted that the North American market has seen a “shift toward fewer, increasingly larger companies” often owning properties in a variety of locations to “decrease dependency on weather conditions” in any one place. Kuras’ children now help run the business, with the youngest in charge of social media. He said what makes a family-owned resort different is “values and tradition. We try to stress that. We view our guests as family and friends, and 80 percent of our guests are repeat. We’re pretty proud of that.” Von Trapp expanded the lodging when he took over, and again after a fire in 1980. The resort near Stowe now sits on 2,500 acres (about 1,000 hectares) with 96 rooms in the main hotel, 100 guest houses for rent and has built 21 of an expected 40 three-bedroom villas. The Homestead in Michigan has been operated by the Kuras family since Robert Kuras purchased the property in 1975. Originally a boys camp in the 1920s, the Homestead is now a 500-acre (200 hectares) resort with four distinct hotels and year-round activities, from golf and water sports in the summer to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. It’s surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore at the mouth of the Crystal River, which Kuras proudly notes was voted the most beautiful place in America last year in a “Good Morning America” contest.last_img read more

Voller takes low-ball win at Pattana

first_imgJomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, Oct. 17, Plutaluang – StablefordWe are allocated the West and North courses today and there were two divisions out with the equal cut at 3-16 and 17 plus. After arriving on Friday the Swansea boy Mike Lewis lost out on a 16/15 back nine count back to the Windmill, alias Alan Duckett, after they both scored 33 points. In division 1, 31 points won it for George Faber with Chris Voller in second place on 29.It was playing tough out there today with no run at all.  In the ‘2’s there were three rollovers in division 2 and Bryan Rought birdied the 3rd on the West course to scoop the pot.  Chris Voller also birdied the 6th on the North for the only one in division 1.Monday, Oct. 17, Eastern Star – StablefordThe numbers are growing each week here on Mondays and there were 15 out today but only playing one division at the moment with various options for the competition on the day.Two players came in with 32 points, Mikael Andersson and Joe Kubon, but there was no count back in this game today so the pot was carried forward.  Frank Kelly was third with 31.Wednesday, Oct. 19, Pattana – StablefordWe decided to play off the yellow tees today after playing our last round here on the white, which was a struggle for everyone.  The A is still shut and we started on the C for a change as most people think the first tee on the B course is a tough test for an opening hole.Friday’s winners: Brian Blackford and Bill Bertram.It was ‘pick, clean and place’ from the start with sodden conditions everywhere.  It would be a tough challenge today.  No ladies playing today and the cut in division 1 was 3-15 and 16+ in division 2.  The majority of the yellow tee boxes had been moved backwards towards the whites and this proved to be a true test of golf.Richard Kings recorded the best score of the day in division 2 with 31 points and Reijo was second with 28.Chris Voller won division 1 with 26 points, yes 26 points, and even more humiliating Georges Faber stood up and took second prize in this division, beating Martin McAteer on a 10/9 back 9 count back after they both scored 22 points.Kari Aarnio birdied C2 and Chris Voller B3 to take the ‘2’s kitty in division 1.There was a happy return from Dennis Scourgall with a reduced handicap of 14.6Friday, Oct. 21, Eastern Star – StablefordWe were in Siam Cats the previous evening organizing the transport and tee placings at around 5pm when the heavens opened and we had 11 cancellations over the phone in the next hour for the next day’s game.  Many had played there on Wednesday on a very damp course and were not prepared to come back.  As we drove to the course there were a few phone calls and another 5 no shows.  In the end we had four ladies out and 24 men in three divisions.Rotjana Neal won the ladies division with 37 points and Toi Blair was second on 35.The best score of the day in the men’s division was 37 points for Bill Bertram.  Roy Thornton came second with 36 and Mikael Andersson took third with 35.  In division 2 Brian Blackford scored 36 with Jim Lane second on 33 and Bryan Rought third two points behind.In the ‘2’s Jim Connolly birdied the 17th in division 1 and Brian Blackford in division 2 the same hole but with four rollovers, Brian was a happy man, but he doesn’t know what the bell is!Near pins went to Rotjana Neal (2), Toi Blair (2), Mikael Andersson, Chris Voller, Bryan Rought, Jim Connolly and Jim Lane.last_img read more

Gazing at the stars

first_imgBy DANIELLE GALVIN GETTING kids excited about all things astronomy proved quite an easy feat last week. The Mount Burnett…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

The caretaker convention?

first_imgOn July 12, 2019, the CCJ announced the consequential orders, which supplemented their decisions issued on June 18, 2019. What is clear is that the Court has deemed that the vote of no-confidence was properly passed on December 21, 2018, in the National Assembly, and that the clock on Article 106 restarted on June 18, 2019.What does this mean? The CCJ stated in clause 8 of their consequential orders that “the tenure in office of the Cabinet, including the President, after this defeat is on a different footing from that which existed prior to the vote of no-confidence”. The CCJ then went on in this same clause to endorse the position of a Canadian constitutional expert who stated that the “Government continues in office as a caretaker government or an interim government until the next elections ensue and a President is appointed”. However, the CCJ clarified this statement by offering in the same clause that it is “this caretaker or interim role that explains the three (3) months deadline” for the holding of fresh elections.The CCJ further elucidated that by convention, the caretaker or interim government is expected to behave with “restraint in the exercise of its legal authority”. That is no accident. As the AFC Sunday Column did point out, there is a constitutional convention obligating the Government to exercise “restraint” in the making of significant appointments, major policy decisions and entering into major contracts or undertakings while it is functioning in a caretaker/interim role.Though the scope of the convention may be disputed, the weight of historical precedent, and the spirit and intent of the Constitution, all suggest that it applies to how this interim/caretaker Government operates. In this essay, I want to consider the caretaker convention and what it has to say about Mr David Granger’s actions since the issuance of the consequential orders. My central aim is not to assess the constitutionality of his actions specifically, that I leave to the constitutional lawyers. However, I plan to use this piece as a springboard to reflect on the caretaker convention and its application after these three months have expired on September 18, 2019.Constitutional conventions, as defined by Marshall and Moodie, are “rules of constitutional behaviour which are considered to be binding by and upon those who operate the Constitution”. As this definition suggests, conventions are distinct from the ordinary “law of the constitution”. Therefore, while reading the letter of the Constitution, constitutional lawyers and advisors must pay attention to the conventions in order to grasp the full intent of the written law. It is simply not possible to grasp any constitutional system of arrangements within the British Commonwealth of Nations (a system that Guyana is anchored to) by looking to the written law in isolation, a grave mistake that Team Granger continues to make.As Ginsburg told us, “written constitutions serve a valuable coordination function”. But as we have seen over the last six months, they leave a great deal unsaid. Left to their own devices, most written constitutions of the world do not say enough and that is why the framework on their interpretation has always included the historical evolution of the written law. In this time of a caretaker/interim government in Guyana, the minimum expectation is that Mr Granger will act within clear boundaries that do not classify his operations as business as usual. He must demonstrate the integrity to incorporate the principle by which we as a people operate and do all within his powers not to compromise the intent of the December 2018 vote. Thus, as a principled start, the onus is on him to swiftly conclude the appointment of the GECOM Chairman. That is a one-day affair.In the exercise of this restraint associated with a caretaker / interim government, the worst thing any caretaker President can do is impose himself on the nation after September 18, 2019, without the two-thirds endorsement from the National Assembly. The centres of power, like civil society and the army, must let him know the constitutional parameters within which his caretaker / interim Government exists, in compliance with the global norms.In the current dispensation, the life of this caretaker/interim Government comes to an end on the midnight hour of September 18, 2019, and in its place, we would be having an illegitimate government, unless there are free and fair elections. An illegitimate government does not have the power to make any appointments, any policy decisions, and enter into any contracts on behalf of the people of Guyana.The law will empower any new government to surcharge any public official especially Permanent Secretaries, Regional Executive Officers or any other Accounting Officers for any expenses incurred during the life of an illegitimate government. It is from this perspective that I must also forewarn every domestic and international investor who chooses to sign any contracts with this caretaker/ interim Government to understand the risks. A new administration can very well deem all signed contracts with this caretaker / interim Government as illegal and unenforceable. It is hoped that good sense will prevail.last_img read more

Van Gaal still waiting for ‘perfect’ United

first_img0Shares0000Louis van Gaal has told his predecessor Alex Ferguson he is still far from happy with Manchester United’s performances despite an impressive run that has catapulted them into the Premier League top three.At least the United manager looks set to have record signing Angel di Maria available for the busy holiday schedule of games after his recovery from a hamstring tear. But, despite visiting Aston Villa at the weekend with six consecutive victories behind him, van Gaal insists he is still waiting for his team to put together the “perfect” performance.“I’m not only focused on results although of course that is the main, important thing,” he said on Friday. “When I speak with Sir Alex, he says, ‘No problem, you have won!’“But for me, it is is also the performance that is very important because when you perform well, you shall win more.“That’s what I want to show the fans, the players want to show the fans. The guarantee of wins is much bigger when you perform better.“For example, the game against Hull City was a good game because we dominated for 90 minutes. I want to see more games like that.“Now there are too few games that we are dominating for 90 minutes. Of course, when you win six times in a row, confidence is rising, but I’m still looking for a game that is more close to the perfect game.”Di Maria, who suffered a slight hamstring tear in the 3-0 victory against Hull three games ago, has made a speedy recovery from the injury although van Gaal wants him to regain match fitness before throwing the £59.7 million forward back into first team action.“He trained with us this week so it now depends on how he compares with other players,” said van Gaal.“He is not match fit after one week so he has to follow a procedure. It was the same with (Robin) van Persie or (Radamel) Falcao, it’s a procedure.”Falcao is still far from convincing his manager that he has found his full match fitness. The Colombian forward, who is on a season-long loan at Old Trafford, has not started a game since the first week in October and has scored just one goal in three starts all season.His lack of fitness has led to speculation that his stay at United will not be permanent and van Gaal admits that it has been impossible to make a decision so far.“He didn’t play so much then you cannot see too much of a player and he didn’t train so much because he was a lot of time he has been injured, so first you have to be fit,” said van Gaal.“I have said that three weeks or a month ago, the first demand is fitness of a player. And okay, we wait for the fitness of a player. Now he shows fitness on the training sessions so maybe I shall select him, maybe for the bench or the line up.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Reports of a multi-vehicle collision on Alaska Highway near Mile 64

first_imgUPDATE: Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that police got the call about the incident this morning at 7:38. He explained that there was one commercial vehicle involved that slid into the ditch. The second driver of a pickup truck headed the other way noticed the trailer of the commercial vehicle sliding into his lane and drove his vehicle into the ditch on the other side of the road to avoid a collision. Tyreman added that there were no injuries sustained in either collision.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There are a number of reports of a collision this morning that is continuing to cause slow-downs on the Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John.According to an eyewitness account this morning shortly after 7:30, a logging truck went into the ditch near Mile 64 of the Alaska Highway. Other eyewitnesses sent in photos of the accident scene shortly before 9:00, saying that three vehicles were involved in the collision.- Advertisement -A third eyewitness report shortly after 1:00 p.m. stated that conditions near the scene of the accident were not good, with reports of slick roads and heavy fog. Neither Drive BC nor YRB North Peace Ltd. have provided any updates on the collision. is also still waiting word from the RCMP on whether the road is still open, or what caused the collision. If you have any information, send a tip to to come.last_img read more

Depth Charge

first_imgBy David Saunders STAFF WRITER Following back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the Western State Conference, the offseason philosophy for Harbor football coach Andrew Alvillar was simple – more recruiting means more depth, more depth means more wins. Harbor broke camp with 79 players, nearly 20 more than it had at this time last season. “That (depth) is a big difference. It has helped with practice and it has helped with competition,” Alvillar said. “I expect this to be a playoff team and I think it’s realistic with the recruiting we did this year. The guys we’ve brought in are the type of players who can take us to that next level along with the guys we have returning.” Five of those nine returning starters are on defense, which was a sore spot for Harbor last season when the Seahawks allowed more than 30 points per game. Among the returning starters on defense are a pair of 5-foot-9 cornerbacks, Billy McClellan and Jeramy Bryant. McClellan led the team in passes defended and was named to the all-conference team after Bryant tore his right anterior cruciate ligament midway through the 2006 campaign. Mt. SAC transfer Travis Terry and freshman Genesis Fonoimoana will start at the safety spots to round out a slightly undersized but quick secondary. “Our (defensive backs) are the core of our defense right now,” said all-conference sophomore defensive end Josh Luapo. “If we’re not getting pressure, I have confidence in the (defensive backs). There isn’t going to be anyone open because the coverage is going to be good.” While Harbor’s secondary should fare well when it comes to holding other teams’ receivers in check, its pass catchers should be among the conference’s best for the second straight season. All-state wideout Deryn Bowser was second in the conference in touchdowns (10), and in yards per game (101.3). Bowser also has all-conference wide receiver Kevin Avery, plus freshman Chris Matthews and tight end Tony DiMarco to take some of the pressure off him in the team’s spread offense. “Daryn is by far the best guy, but all the guys behind him are getting just as much attention,” Alvillar said. “Everyone who we play is going to focus on Daryn then realize the other guys are going to be just as dangerous. For us, it’s a good problem to have.” Freshman wide receivers Anthony Stamps, Frankie Jones and Dwayne Frampton should also see significant minutes. “The depth at the skill positions, I think, is really good,” Alvillar said. “It’s one of the better skill position groups that we’ve had in a long time.” All of Harbor’s offensive weapons should provide freshman quarterback Andrew Trudnowski (Palos Verdes High) plenty of options, assuming the team’s young offensive line holds up. Center Chris Doukakis is the team’s only returning starter and El Camino transfer Vahn Katchadourian is the only other sophomore starting on the line. “The offensive line is going to be the spot that has to come together,” Alvillar said. “If the big guys are going good then we’re going to go. If the bigs aren’t going good, I don’t care who we have.” Perhaps no position defines the team’s commitment to bring in depth and young talent like its all-freshmen backfield. Keith Allen will start and Earl Ford (Morningside) will also carry a heavy amount of the load. J’Vone Hibbler (San Pedro) has missed practices due to injury, but should work his way back into the mix during Harbor’s first few games. “Last year, we were short at some positions, but now we’ve got more depth out here at every spot,” Bowser said. “We’re more focused, more disciplined. We’re going to do some big things this year.” david.saunders@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

Premier League team of the week: Tottenham and Liverpool stars included

first_img 11 11 11 Winger: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – Continuing his brilliant form this season, the Ivorian thrilled for the Eagles and ended the match with a goal, and an assist. Central midfield: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) – Nigeria international Ndidi has stepped up since joining the Foxes in January and put in another good display in the middle of the park, showed what he can do going forward with a superb long range goal. 11 11 11 Centre-back: Eric Dier (Tottenham) – Started the game on the right of a back-three, but ended it in midfield and with a goal to his name as Spurs kept up pressure on Chelsea. One of his best performances of the season after a shaky spell had begun to undermine him. Left-back: Andy Robertson (Hull City) – Scottish star Robertson popped up with a vital leveller for the Tigers as they came from behind to defeat West Ham. He’s improved since Marco Silva came into the club. 11 11 Right-back: Danny Simpson (Leicester City) – Usually considered one of the weaker members of the Foxes squad, he proved his worth with two assists and some solid work in defence. 11 Central midfield: Lucas (Liverpool) – The Reds secured bragging rights in the Merseyside derby and the Brazil star, moving into midfield again to help replace the injured Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, did superbly to snuff out any threat from the likes of Ross Barkley, and Tom Davies. Another weekend has gone by in the Premier League and, as per usual, there was plenty to talk about.It looks like we could have a title race after all with Tottenham cutting Chelsea’s lead down to seven points as they beat Burnley, while the Blues suffered a shock loss to Crystal Palace.Elsewhere, Manchester City and Arsenal drew 2-2, Liverpool secured bragging rights on Merseyside with a 3-1 win over Everton.And Leicester City continued their resurgence with victory over Stoke City, but who were the weekend’s top performers?Click the right arrow above to find out who made our Premier League XI… Striker: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – The Belgian gave the Chelsea defence a tough time, with David Luiz and Gary Cahill struggling to get to grips with him. He made some key defensive contributions too, as well as getting a goal and an assist. Goalkeeper: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) – Click the right arrow above to find out who else made our Premier League XI… – As the Eagles held on for a stunning win against Chelsea, the Welshman produced a number of excellent stops to ensure they took home all three points. Centre-back: Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace) – Liverpool loanee Sakho put in a huge performance for the Eagles as they beat Chelsea 2-1. The Blues tried all they could to find a way past him as he made five interceptions and nine clearances. One cross he blocked was vital as their opponents looked for a leveller. Attacking midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – Coutinho had his dancing shoes on against the Toffees, completing six dribbles, while also getting a goal and an assist. Winger: Demarai Gray (Leicester City) – The youngster is really beginning to spark into life for the Foxes, he contributed hugely to their win over Stoke and was a constant thorn in the Potters’ side. 11 11last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Why Spurs fans will fear their away leg in Germany

first_img Full commentary from the Champions League showdown will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage getting underway at 7pm. shining 2014/15 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Lost 2-0 to Fiorentina Peter Crouch fouls Marcelo and earns a second yellow card at the Bernabeu. 2016/17 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Lost to Gent 1-0 Tottenham players Jamie O’Hara, Steed Malbranque, Didier Zokora, and Dimitar Berbatov look dejected after losing to PSV Eindhoven on penalties. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 11 11 11 Eric Dier looks dejected as Borussia Dortmund celebrate. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Mohamed Salah helps put Tottenham out of the Europa League. 11 BEST OF 2012/13 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Drew with Lyon 1-1Round of 16 – Lost to Inter Milan 4-1Quarter-final – Drew with Basel 2-2 (lost on penalties) Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2013/14 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Lost to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-0Round of 16 – Drew with Benfica 2-2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 11 11 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Tottenham players look dejected during their 2-2 draw with Benfica on their way to another Europa League exit. 2006/07 – Europa LeagueRound of 16 – Beat Braga 3-2Quarter-final – Lost to Sevilla 2-1 Jan Vertonghen was the hero for Tottenham at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund. center_img Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson fouls Sevilla’s Brazilian star Adriano. 2007/08 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Beat Slavia Prague 2-1Round of 16 – Beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 (lost on penalties) REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham failed to find their way past Basel and lost on penalties after two 2-2 draws. 11 11 Jeremy Perbert celebrates his winner against Spurs. Heurelho Gomes loses out in a battle for the ball with Oleksandr Gladkyy. 11 11 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars And one of those victories still saw them exit the competition on penalties – back in 2008 against PSV Eindhoven.So, just how bleak does it look? Find out below. And given their recent European record in away legs of knockout matches we imagine the supporters will be watching from behind the sofa.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have just gone three Premier League matches without a win, and across the Europa League and Champions League they have only won four of their last seventeen away games since 2007. 2015/16 – Europa LeagueRound of 32 – Drew with Fiorentina 1-1Round of 16 – Lost to Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham REPLY RANKED REVEALED huge blow 11 2008/09 – Europa LeagueRound of 16 – Lost to Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Tottenham Hotspur face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight – live on talkSPORT – and sit on the brink of reaching the quarter-finals.A 3-0 victory against the German giants at Wembley sees them in pole position to make the next round but all Spurs fans know it’s never over until the final whistle. 2010/11 – Champions LeagueRound of 16 – Beat AC Milan 1-0Quarter-final – Lost to Real Madrid 0-4 2017/18 – Champions LeagueRound of 16 – Drew with Juventus 2-2 ADVICE Gonzalo Higuain scored twice against Spurs in Turin.last_img read more

Rangers fined by UEFA over crowd behaviour at Euro tie

first_imgA strict liability system is operated, with UEFA’s diciplinary article 16 stating: “All associations and clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives even if they can prove the absence of any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match.” Rangers have been fined 7000 euros (£6213) by UEFA after objects were thrown on to the pitch during their Europa League qualifier against Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox.The governing body charged the club days after Pedro Caixinha’s side defeated the team from Luxembourg 1-0 in the first leg of the tie. Progres won the return leg 2-0 to knock Rangers out at the first stage of qualifying.UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body heard the case on July 7 and found the club in breach of their regulations. last_img read more

InVision Looks Like a Web Designer’s Dream Come True

first_imgCreation of an attractive and compelling web app prototype is no small task, but a new startup called InVision offers a framework to do so that looks easy, fast and like a real pleasure to use.The service lets designers drop image files into its web interface, then create clickable hot-spots on each page. The next page each spot links-to is chosen from a drop down menu of images uploaded and the end result is a stitched-together series of pages that can be shared publicly with a single URL and commented on. It looks really nice and is priced from free for a single small project through $75 per month for up to 25 simultaneous projects with unlimited collaborators. I saw one error in the account creation flow (which the company has now fixed), but otherwise the service appears to work well as promised.It looks like a lot of hot designers are already excited about the service and the company says it’s got thousands of signups already, despite getting very little press coverage in the week since it’s launched. Trying to create a free account resulted in an error message each time I tried to do so, but my account was in fact being created and I got verification emails each time I tried. (Update: This has been fixed and account creation is remarkably fast now.) Otherwise it appeared to work really well and was very fast and easy to get started with. Check out the demo video below. Building to LearnAs Tom Hulme, Design Director at IDEO (designers of Apple’s first mouse, Microsoft’s second, the Palm PDA and much more), told BoingBoing in an interview today, “Building to learn is a really important part of our approach – it’s the idea that we should prototype as quickly as possible to test ideas. Building stuff forces decisions, centers everyone on the idea at hand, enables valuable feedback from users.”A service like InVision seems likely to be useful in that kind of strategy.InVision was created by Epicenter Consulting, an 8 year old firm in New York. There are already many app wireframing apps available on the market (see Balsamiq, MockFlow and iPlotz, for example) but InVision appears to be winning hearts early with its ease of use. Smashing Magazine’s Editor in Chief Vitaly Friedman called it “very promising.” UX designer Rachel Anna Lehmansaid this morning that she’s excited to do some wireframes with InVision and then user testing of them using Silverback. That does sound like fun.“You can do a similar thing in Fireworks, but this makes it a lot easier,” mobile UX designer Brianne Baker told me after looking at the service. “The service’s resources section is cool too, they offer links to various wireframe kits and UI kits all in one place. Of course it depends on your workflow, not everybody prototypes like this. But it looks pretty awesome.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#design#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Twitter Curation Grows Up: Storify Becomes Blog & SEO Friendly

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Thirteen years ago this spring, Dave Winer’s UserLand Software launched a technical protocol that made it easy to publish content from one Web page onto another. (Winer was the inspiration for ReadWriteWeb and countless other blogs.) A similar protocol was employed by another blogging tool that would launch one year later, Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan’s Blogger – which will reportedly now be renamed Google Blogs in the great Google Plus Rebranding of 2011. The creation of easy, democratic publishing of content from one Web interface, out onto another, was an event of epic and irreversible historic proportions. Hundreds of millions of people have now had their lives changed by being able to publish freely and easily online and the media landscape has exploded.Things are different these days, though. The rise of Facebook and Twitter has stolen the thunder of Do It Yourself and Own It Yourself Publishing. Those little blips and quips of insight and boredom are more fleeting than blogging ever was. But out of that shallow and fast-flowing river of self-publishing has come curation. And today social media curation crosses another key threshold: market leading curation and publishing tool Storify now supports Dave Winer’s original protocol for publishing content to blogs. Storify will now use XML-RPC to push permanent, search engine-friendly HTML along with dynamic Javascript to blogs built on,, Tumblr, Posterous and Drupal. Social media curation has grown up and is becoming a first class citizen of the open Web, just like blogging.“It is not everybody’s job to create an audience as in the blog era. The guy on the street today at Tahir Square might not have a blog and an audience but by sharing what he lives and experiences on social media, [then] blogs and news sites that do have an audience can pick up his tweets and amplify his voice. It’s one step further in the democratization of being published. Now you can be published and reach millions of people with just a tweet, without having to have built an audience. Just because you say something interesting that the world needs to know.” -Xavier Damman, Storify Co-Founder Storify is a fast-growing and much-loved service that lets users quickly and easily build dynamic collections of embeddable content from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and elsewhere. Maybe you want to curate a collection of the best chatter online about this week’s Town Hall in the White House. Maybe you’re at the last U.S. Space Shuttle launch ever and everyone’s snapping photos and tweeting tweets. Maybe you just saw a funny conversation going on online and you want to save it for posterity.Storify will now allow those collections of multimedia to be published out onto the servers of the most popular blogging platforms online and their users. The content will live there permanently and will be indexed by search engines on the page.Co-founder Xavier Damman says that HTML output directly to blogs has been the company’s most-requested feature from users.Throughout most of history, content creators were very few, content curators larger in number but still small and content consumers by far the biggest of the three groups. People like Dave Winer, Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan shook that equation up with the creation of blogging technologies, then Williams again and Mark Zuckerberg completely blew the numbers up with the enablement of hundreds of millions of new content creators on Twitter and Facebook. Now Storify will take some of the same “this is for real” technical underpinnings and attempt to bring the group of people online who are curating content into a new era of publishing as well. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Blogging#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Coke bottle helps cops catch Missouri burglar

first_img(AP) — Authorities believe they’ve found the man responsible for burglaries across Missouri, and a bottle of Coca-Cola helped break the case.KTVI-TV reports that 25-year-old Dakota Blackburn faces multiple charges for burglaries in St. Charles County, Jefferson City, Moberly and elsewhere. Authorities believe he’s responsible for more than a dozen crimes.Blackburn is jailed in Randolph County on $25,000 cash-only bond and doesn’t have a listed attorney.Wentzville police say someone recently broke into a Mexican restaurant and ransacked it, looking for money. The intruder took a bottle of Coke from the cooler and left it behind.Police Chief Kurt Frisz says DNA testing from the bottle linked Blackburn to the crime, and authorities noticed that the way the intruder broke into the restaurant was similar to other break-ins across Missouri.last_img read more

IPsec Offload: Meet Microsoft* DirectAccess*

first_img—– So while using IPsec to help create a VPN connection provides functionality that is secure and provides outside-in access to the corporate network, it requires additional configuration by the end user, is not seamless for either user or administrator, and is generally provided by an additional application running on the system. This is all non-optimal. Using IPsec to set up a VPN can be a bit of a pain because you have to key in an access code or password and it’s far from seamless. On the IT manager’s side, this setup does not eliminate security problems because the VPN tunnel only secures the network pipe once it is established. There is nothing stopping the end user from browsing the web on their work computer or somehow exposing it to a virus before connecting to the corporate network in a secured way. This has a few downsides from a manageability perspective. First, the security is compromised because of potential infections transferred from an insecure network to the corporate network due to lack of continuously active protection. Second, the manageability of this solution is lacking because enterprise systems outside of the corporate network are not manageable until the user manually connects to the VPN gateway. Microsoft*’s implementation of this functionality at the OS level, so each application can have its own secure IPsec tunnel. This can provide secure access both outside and inside of the corporate network. Up until recently, using IPsec internally has not been of much focus, but recent estimates suggest 80% of successful attacks come from internal threats, so encrypting and authenticating internal data is now in focus for IT administrators. Microsoft* DirectAccess* allows for this new seamless security model. Enter Microsoft* DirectAccess*. In Windows* Server 2008 r2 for servers and Windows* 7* for clients Microsoft* will be supporting a seamless IPsec support layer called DirectAccess*. What this will provide is the ability to integrate the encryption/authentication of IPsec directly into the Operating System so the end user connects securely outside and inside the corporate network to the systems and applications they need via IPsec. Because this is integrated into the OS, the set up of the security and connection details are more seamless from both an IT person and end user perspective. Initial configuration is obviously required, and each IT organization must set up the security policies to their own specifications, but once that is done the system is up and running. One technology that has been around for quite a while to help improve security is IPsec (aka, IP Security). IPsec is a set of protocols for securing and authenticating IP packets by encrypting their contents in an end-to-end manner. Most people are familiar with IPsec as the underlying technology for facilitating Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from the outside of an organization’s LAN to inside the network. IPsec secures the Internet to Intranet tunnel in this case. Manageability, security, and performance are always hot topics in the computing world. At times the focus shifts between them as needs and technologies change, but these areas have remained key vectors of enterprise computing for a long time. However, in many cases these usability vectors conflict with each other. IT managers’ desire for security and manageability may lead to extra applications and process hoops for end users, which can decrease performance. Increasing the ability to remotely and seamlessly manage a pc almost always adds security headaches that must be dealt with. Enterprise IT design is always about finding the right tradeoffs and improving the process over time.center_img In order to solve this issue, Intel networking products offload the computationally expensive encryption engine (AES-128) onto the LAN Controller while the IPsec configuration, management, policy creations etc all remain in the OS to keep usability simple. Intel offers both dual port 1 and 10 Gigabit networking solutions that support not only solid performance on standard networking workloads and advanced virtualization features, but also the ability to offload IPsec in hardware to improve system performance under large IPsec I/O workloads. For companies looking to enable IPsec into their network environment using DirectAccess*, they have the potential to improve security, reduce complexity, and enhance manageability of their end clients. They just need to remember that in order to make this all work seamlessly on the server side without choking off processing performance, offloading the IPsec workloads to I/O hardware will be a requirement. Now this all sounds well and good… but what’s the catch? Well, a key angle here to note is that IPsec is a highly CPU intensive technology. Encryption and decryption of IP packets in real time can easily swamp a CPU core when attempting to push much more than a few hundred megabits of network data. For a typical end user system, a few megabits of data across a few IPsec connection applications will likely not cause much heartache, but for network servers that are hosting potentially thousands of simultaneous IPsec connections while trying to drive multiple Gigabits of I/O the performance results will be much more… uhh, what’s a nice way to say ‘unimpressive’? Intel® Ethernet® can deliver this support in adapter or down on motherboard form factors while supporting a wide range of Enterprise class performance and virtualization features. So is this a way to improve security and manageability without impacting performance? It seems that way to me. Ben HackerFor more information on DirectAccess* — read more

Ethiopia rules as Tesfaye Abera, Dinknesh Mekash win Mumbai Marathon

first_imgEthiopia’s Tesfaye Abera prepares to cross the finish line to win the Mumbai Marathon.Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Abera, a rank outsider, and defending champion Dinknesh Mekash clinched the men’s and women’s titles respectively and the top prize of USD 41,000 in the 12th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in Mumbai on Sunday.Abera, basically a 15 and 21-km runner, made his maiden marathon run a memorable one by leaving his rivals – including several Kenyans and compatriot Dereje Debele – in his wake at the 32-km mark to storm to the finish in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 46 seconds, 14 seconds slower than the course record, reported PTI.Debele was second in 2:10:31 while 2007 world champion Luke Kibet of Kenya finished third in 2:10:57.Mekash, who won last year after having come in second in 2013, left the rest of the field behind at the halfway mark to win the women’s competition in 2:30:00, slower than the 2:28:08 and 2:28:46 she had clocked last year and in 2013.Ethiopian women runners took the first seven slots.India’s seasoned track athlete O P Jaisha, running her maiden marathon, and steeplechaser Lalita Babar, last year’s fastest Indian woman finisher, took the eighth and ninth slots with Jaisha also breaking a 19-year-old national mark in the process.Jaisha clocked 2:37:29, thus bettering the age-old national mark of 2:38:10 set by Vally Satyabhama in Chennai in December 21, 1995.Lalita, the 3,000m steeplechase bronze medal winner at last year’s Asian Games in Incheon, clocked 2:38:21 while Sudha Singh finished 11th in 2:42.12 and all three Indian women thus qualified for the August World Championship in Beijing by dipping under the 2:44 cut-off mark set by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).advertisementAmong the Indian men, last year’s topper Karan Singh retained his position as the best finisher by clocking 2:21:35 to finish overall 11th.Arjun Pradhan – Karan’s teammate from the Army Sports Institute, Pune – took the 12th spot clocking 2:22:22.Bahadur Singh Dhoni was the third best among Indian men clocking 2:22:41, to finish 13th overall.Six-foot, 4-inch tall Abera took control of the men’s race after being in the leading bunch of 8-9 runners till the last 10 kms.Keeping his speed between 18-20 km per hour, the 22-year-old Ethiopian – who came into this event after taking part in a 15-km race in The Netherlands – stepped on the gas to lead the rest by a wide margin.He was on course to dip under the two-year-old course record of 2:09:32 on the Marine Drive stretch, but constantly looked behind to see who was closing the gap and this cost him precious seconds.”I wanted to break the course record in my first marathon but unfortunately could not do so,” said the Ethiopian who has run quite a few half marathons.The race saw a few Kenyans drop out due to rising temeperatures and after being hit by a stomach bug, according to Elite Athletes co-ordinator Jose Hermens.Women’s champion Mekash said that after the 35-km mark her calf and back started aching.”I run in three marathons in a year – in China, Mumbai and Paris,” said the 29-year-old Ethiopian whose personal best is 2:25:09 clocked while ending up fourth in 2013 in Paris.Asian Games medalist Kavita Raut of ONGC clinched the women’s half marathon, her fourth road race in two months after recovering from a stress fracture in her leg, by clocking 1:19:50.The corresponding men’s title was clinched by last year’s winner Indrajeet Patel in 1:08:09.Results:Full marathon: Overall: Men: 1. T Abera (Eth) 2:09:46, 2.D Debele (Eth) 2:10:31; 3. Luke Kibet (Ken) 2:10:57.Women: 1. D Mekash (Eth) 2:30:00, 2. Kumeshi Sichala (Eth) 2:30:56, 3. Marta Megra (Eth) 2:31:45.Indian: Men: 1. Karan Singh 2:21:35, 2. Arjun Pradhan 2:22:22, 3. Bahadur Singh Dhoni 2:22:41.Women: 1. O P Jaisha 2:37:29, 2. Lalita Babar 2:38:21, 3.Sudha Singh 2:42:12Half marathon: Men: 1. Indrajeet Patel 1:08:09, Atwa Bhagat 1:08:11, 3. Govind Singh 1:08:14.Women: 1. Kavita Raut 1:19:50, 2. Eve Bugler (Britain) 1:22:18, 3. Supriya Patil 1:26:48.last_img read more

French players will never forget Wembley tributes: Bacary Sagna

first_imgEnglish club Manchester City’s defender Bacary Sagna has said he had tears in his eyes when Wembley Stadium paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks during France’s football friendly match against England.Both sets of supporters united to show support during Tuesday’s match, singing the French national anthem and holding up cards to represent the Tricolor flag before a minute’s silence was observed. England won the match 2-0.Reflecting on an emotional night, the French defender has vowed it was an occasion he will never forget, saying: “I am French and when something happens to the French people, it happens to me. Everything that happened on Friday will stay with us for a long time. Tomorrow, a week’s time, a year’s time – we will never forget what happened last Friday,” he was quoted as saying by the London-based on Wednesday.”After everything that had happened, we had to keep holding our heads high. Despite all the difficult things that had happened, we were ready to fight, to give everything.””On Tuesday night, we wanted to win for the people of France. Unfortunately, we lost but it was more than about just a match. Although it can’t put a smile back on the faces of the French people, this was the least we could do: to try and give all we could in support of the families of the victims,” he added.Sagna said that the circumstances were so trying that it was difficult for his team-mates to concentrate and prepare on the match but it was essential to participate to send out a strong message to the world.advertisement”Honestly, it was hard to prepare. This was about more than just a football match. We were just a little part in a bigger show of strength. But we had trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating. We struggled to focus.””But, by playing, we were sending out a bigger message. Football is a big part of all our lives, and part of our society, but there are far more important things in life than football,” he concluded.last_img read more

St Joseph Secondary School’s lads dedicate MSSA Div-II title to late coach

first_imgMSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final The victorious players of St Joseph’s Secondary School (Orlem), in a fitting gesture yesterday, dedicated their MSSA Div-II title to their former sports teacher, Arthur Pereira, who passed away last year after a prolonged battle with cancer. “We [team] dedicate this title to Arthur sir. After making it to the final, we all were very determined to succeed and win the title for Arthur sir, who was instrumental in teaching us the basics of the game,” skipper Adityan AP said. “Sir not only taught us how to play football, but also many other important values of life. He ensured that we were disciplined both on and off the field. He would always tell us that dedication and hard work are the only ways to success,” said Adityan, who had been under coach Arthur’s guidance for five years. “This is just a small way for us to repay Arthur Sir,” added Adityan.Related News Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Also Read: MSSA: Girls under 16 Division-II don’t report to play matches Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

Did people give on #GivingTuesday?

first_imgSince I work at Network for Good, I have access to all kinds of nifty data on giving. We process donations for tens of thousands of nonprofits via their websites and partners like Crowdrise and YourCause. So I was interested to see if the big push to encourage giving earlier this week – the first ever GivingTuesday “national day of giving” – yielded results.The early answer seems to be yes, it prompted giving.When we compared overall giving on GivingTuesday this year to giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving last year, we found donations more than doubled. Since Network for Good has been growing all year, we also looked at giving this past Monday compared to Tuesday to get a sense of what growth was attributable to GivingTuesday. We found donations on Tuesday were 55% higher than Monday.Blackbaud is showing a bump as well – 53% on GivingTuesday this year vs. the same Tuesday last year.To me, this just underlines the power of several things in fundraising:1. A sense of urgency: Naming a day after giving and urging action that particular day seems to have worked for many charities. Nonprofits that added matching donations into the mix did even better.2. Social norms: Creating an impression that many other people are taking action is effective.3. Seasonality: November and December are the easiest times to get people to donate. People are in spending and giving mode. I don’t think the day would have been as effective were it in January.Did your organization invite donations on Tuesday? What were your results?last_img read more

Boosting International Action on Climate Change: Over 130 Options as a Start

first_imgAhead of COP17 in Durban, WRI and UNEP, with the support of the Government of Ireland, released an analysis that seeks to answer this question. The paper reviews proposals from governments, academics, and NGOs on the design of the “climate regime” – the set of institutions at the international, national, and sub-national level involved in addressing climate change. While we did not endorse or rank proposals, we reviewed them based on the criteria of adequacy, equity, and implementation.WRI and UNEP hosted two initial events in Dublin and Washington D.C. to discuss how to turn some of these ideas into action.A recurring theme among the panelists’ presentations was that despite important advances, pledges put forward by Parties to the UNFCCC to date remain insufficient to ensure the worst effects of climate change are avoided.Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community, and Local Government for the government of Ireland, reaffirmed that there is no real alternative to the UNFCCC process, but that Parties have thus far failed to invest the ambition that is required in their pledges under the Convention. Nick Nuttall, spokesperson for UNEP, argued that the time has come for an “all hands on deck” approach, and that the paper provides an excellent overview of the rich landscape of ideas inside and outside of the UNFCCC that can provide pathways to boost such ambition globally. Professor John Sweeney from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, highlighted the importance of the paper in outlining alternative trajectories and complementary pathways that can be leveraged to encourage international climate mitigation.In Washington, D.C., Amy Fraenkel, Director, UNEP Regional Office for North America, spoke of the need for countries to consider all options available, and drew particular attention to the advances that can be made sub-nationally at the city or state level, where well-planned climate policies can benefit the economy, citizen livelihood, and public well-being. Jennifer Morgan, the Director of WRI’s Climate and Energy Program noted that two visions of the climate regime were in opposition and that the decisions in Durban would likely determine the future of the regime and lead us either towards a top-down or a bottom-up system. Maria del Socorro Flores Liera (from the Government of Mexico but speaking in her personal capacity) drew upon her extensive experience with the UNFCCC process to address the harsh political realities that go hand-in-hand with the negotiations. She pointed out that climate change is more than an environmental problem, and requires the cooperation of a diverse range of actors across economic interests. Despite difficult political realities, she noted that there appears to be change happening on the ground and that countries were developing and implementing concrete actions.During the discussion, participants discussed ways to catalyze the action that is happening on the ground, for example by helping people and governments realize that the costs of inaction outweigh those of immediate and ambitious climate policy implementation.In sum, many institutions and actors can play a part in the broader climate regime. The proposals reviewed in the paper show that we can take an all-hands-on-deck approach in which the UNFCCC and other actors work in tandem based on their respective strengths. We need to move the conversation from ‘we are not doing enough’ to ‘how can we do more collectively’. These options take us one step closer, and negotiators in Durban can begin to consider and act upon them.Options identified in the reviewOptions under the UNFCCC to Increase Ambition: Within the UNFCCC, new approaches could involve reducing the emissions of additional greenhouse gases, including additional sectors, and strengthening accounting rules for emissions and emission reductions. Utilizing tools within the UNFCCC can be beneficial because they minimize duplication and implementation costs while facilitating trust-building. However, other complementary options should also be considered.Options outside the UNFCCC to Increase Ambition: Beyond the UNFCCC process, approaches include multilateral, plurilateral, bilateral, and domestic strategies. These approaches could mobilize actors around shared interests like development, trade, human rights, and energy or food security. While new strategies can generate greater ambition, care should be taken not to undermine existing processes or create inefficiencies.Sharing the Mitigation Effort Under the UNFCCC: Various proposals could be used to allocate responsibility to bridge the gap between the current level of effort to reduce GHG emissions and the scientific recommendations. Possible approaches include dividing mitigation efforts based on countries’ capacity or based on countries’ contribution to the problem. Setting a global carbon budget would help ensure that the climate regime meets the adequacy standard, but it could be difficult to implement new allocations for emission obligations.The Role of Various Actors in Tracking Country Performance on Mitigation: Monitoring progress made by countries individually and in aggregate is an essential function of the climate regime. Harmonized accounting, reporting, and verification standards are fundamental to track such progress. Two options are to use tools within the UNFCCC or outside the UNFCCC. The paper discusses both options in detail.The Legal Form of a Future Climate Agreement: The issue of legally binding commitments is central to the debates ahead of Durban. The paper presents multiple options for climate negotiators: to proceed without new, legally-binding commitments; to commit to achieving new, legally-binding commitments immediately; or to strengthen the components of legal character over time to achieve new, legally-binding commitments as soon as possible. Join us for the launch of Building the Climate Change Regime: Survey and Analysis of Approaches in DurbanWHEN: Friday, Dec 9, 2011, 1:00-3:00 pm WHERE: EU Pavilion WHAT: Launch at COP-17 in DurbanThe launch will focus in particular on two of the issues reviewed in the paper: options to increase ambition and the legal form of the climate agreement.Noel Casserly, Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, Government of IrelandKaveh Zahedi, United Nations Environment ProgrammeJennifer Morgan, World Resources InstituteRemi Moncel, World Resources InstituteSrinivas Krishnaswamy, Vasudha Foundation IndiaJohn Sweeney, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (invited)Snacks and refreshments availableFor more information, contact Remi Moncel ( or Kaveh Zahedi ( This post was written in collaboration with Kevin McCall.Despite the urgency of the climate challenge, emissions are still on the rise, and countries’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions still fall short, in aggregate, of what science suggests is necessary.So what more can we do to bridge this ambition gap?last_img read more

World Water Day Provides Occasion to Consider Connections Between Maternal Health and WASH

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 22, 2013March 13, 2017By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Today, March 22 is World Water Day, an annual UN event that seeks to draw attention to the persistent challenges related to securing clean water for people around the world. As the guest blog series coordinated by WASH Advocates earlier this month makes clear, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues are integral to the health, rights and general well-being of women and girls around the world, including maternal health.  WASH issues connect to maternal health in ways that are both direct and immediate and indirect and far-ranging: clean water and sanitation are fundamental for the safety of mothers and infants during and just after childbirth, but these issues are just as important for ensuring that girls can go to school, women can work, and families everywhere can ensure the health and safety of their children.Given the intricate links between WASH and other issues – including maternal health – it is fitting that this year’s World Water Day theme is “cooperation.” After all, recognizing these connections only serves to underscore the importance of working together across what might otherwise appear to be wholly separate issues. As an article published today in The Huffington Post points out, issues related to water are often so much more: they are also women’s issues, child health issues, sanitation issues and education issues, to name just a few.For more on these connections, visit WASH Advocates’ interactive poster on WASH and maternal, newborn and child health. For more on World Water Day, visit The Huffington Post water page, WaterAids’s “Women and WaterAid” or UN Water.Share this:last_img read more

What the WHO and IHME Research Tells Us About Unsafe Abortion

first_imgPosted on June 18, 2014November 4, 2016By: Manuelle Hurwitz, Senior Adviser, Abortion, International Planned Parenthood Federation; Rebecca Wilkins, Programme Officer, Abortion, International Planned Parenthood FederationClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)IPPF welcomes the research released by IHME and the WHO providing new estimates of maternal mortality and its causes. The research provides a lot of food for thought and areas for discussion, in particular around the recording and reporting of data on unsafe abortion.While these findings are not directly comparable to previous estimates of maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion, currently given as 13% [1], the findings suggest that maternal deaths due to unsafe abortion have been reduced. If accurate, this is in no small part due to the tireless efforts of many service providers and advocates working around the world, often in challenging environments, to increase women’s access to post-abortion care and safe abortion services and the rise in the use of misoprostol, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, which may be replacing other less safe methods of “unsafe abortion”. However, the data requires closer consideration and while these new findings suggest good progress in preventing maternal deaths due to unsafe abortion, we must bear in mind that the reality is likely to be much different.The WHO research acknowledges the challenges in collecting accurate data on maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion, challenges which make it highly likely that the number of maternal deaths due to unsafe abortion are consistently under reported. In many countries, abortion is subject to legal restrictions making it very difficult for women to access the safe and legal abortion services they need. Even in countries where legislation makes abortion more accessible, stigma around the issue may result in women using methods of abortion which are unsafe. These challenges can prevent women from telling friends and family about their attempts to end a pregnancy. Therefore any maternal death resulting from unsafe abortion may not be reported as such, leading to the under-representation of this issue in its contribution to maternal mortality.It is also important to note that in this research the categorization of maternal mortality due to abortion includes all induced abortion, miscarriage, and ectopic pregnancy. While we acknowledge that this methodology was chosen due to the ICD-10 reporting category definition of deaths due to “pregnancy with abortive outcome”, we need to recognize both the limitations and the potential for misinterpretation of this categorization. The major concern is that this categorization may lead to the results of the study being communicated in such a way that unfairly and inaccurately implies that all abortions are risky. We know that when performed under the correct conditions abortion is one of the safest medical procedures and carries very minimal risks to a woman’s health and life. The complications and risks to women – which have been well documented – arise from abortions performed unsafely.These statistics highlight two things. Firstly, there continues to be a need for further research in this area looking specifically into the incidence and outcomes of unsafe abortion, to provide a more up-to-date and accurate picture on the impact of unsafe abortion worldwide. Secondly, governments need to make abortion safe, legal and accessible to all women who need it. Abortion stigma also presents a real barrier to women accessing safe abortion services, and deserves equal attention by advocates, service providers and policy makers. Only by addressing these issues, will we see further reductions in preventable maternal mortality and morbidity resulting from unsafe abortion.Efforts to achieve this took a step forward in March 2014, when global leaders signed up to a declaration calling for universal access to safe legal abortion after a key two-day meeting that was co-sponsored by Ipas, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and the Center for Reproductive Rights.Would you like to share your thoughts on the new maternal mortality estimates? Contribute to our blog series by sending a submission of 400-600 words to Katie Millar.[1] Ahman E, Shah IH. New estimates and trends regarding unsafe abortion mortality. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2011;115:121–126Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Calling All Technical Experts in Maternal Health Measurement: Share Your Input by 30 April

first_imgPosted on March 7, 2017March 31, 2017Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) at the World Health Organization (WHO) seeks expert insight into two key areas: defining maternal death and clarifying skilled attendant at birth. Please read and share the following requests from RHR:Request for comments on the revision of definitions of maternal deathsThe identification of deaths during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period is a critical prerequisite for measurement of maternal mortality. However, in practice, the documentation and certification of maternal deaths and the accurate attribution of the cause of death has been an ongoing challenge.WHO/RHR invites comments on the utility and clarity of the proposed definitions of maternal deaths in the draft paper “Proposed revision of definitions of maternal deaths” from WHO Member States and other stakeholders.Please see the full call for comments for more details. Submit comments to by 30 April 2017.Request for comments on the draft statement and background paper on skilled attendant at birthThe critical progress indicator, explicitly adopted by the Sustainable Development Goal and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, 2016-2030 agendas is the “percentage of births delivered by skilled attendant at birth.”WHO/RHR invites comments on the draft statement and the background paper related to the draft statement.Please see the full call for comments for more details. Submit comments to by 30 April 2017. Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Sensational Kane among world’s best – Kovac

first_imgBayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has hailed Harry Kane as an equal to Robert Lewandowski ahead of his side’s Champions League trip to Tottenham.Bundesliga champions Bayern began their campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade in Group B, while Spurs – runners up last season – drew 2-2 at Olympiacos.Lewandowski, who has started 2019-20 in superb form, scored Bayern’s second against Red Star, while Kane opened the scoring for Tottenham from the penalty spot in Greece. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Kane has six goals in all competitions this season compared to Lewandowski’s 11, but Kovac did not hold back in his praise of Tottenham’s talisman, insisting he is on the same level as the Bayern striker.”His quality in the Premier League and for England squad speaks for itself,” Kovac told a news conference.”He’s sensational and he can do it all. He’s good at holding up and good with his head. There’s nothing he cannot do. He’s a very strong striker.”Him and Lewandowski are probably in the top two, three or four in the world. I will see how things pan out tomorrow. I will give my team some information on Kane.” Kane managed five goals in nine appearances as Spurs reached the final last season, only to go down 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.Despite an indifferent start to the season from Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Kovac believes Tottenham’s development in recent seasons sets a perfect example for other clubs.”It is going to be a tough game in a top stadium. The atmosphere will be amazing,” Kovac added.”I think it was three years ago when I was here in February, when I watched them in the old stadium against Swansea City. You can see what it means when you have good leadership and manager.”In my option, Tottenham is a very positive light in European football. They are now able to compete with the big teams, even though it didn’t look like that six or seven years ago.”[Pochettinno] has done a great job and this is an example for others that patience is important. All the players are world class and we know [the challenge] we will face.”last_img read more

Brilliant New Book Maps Out the Great Pubs of London

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Drinking in pubs is a joy for many, and there are few places better to grab a pint than London.A new book, Great Pubs of London — written by George Dailey and distributed by Prestel Publishing — provides a guide to the best places to drink across the pond. Great Pubs of London was released in November with a price of $25 — a great gift for those with friends looking to go overseas.The 240-page book features photos (by George Dailey’s daughter, Charlie Dailey) of the gorgeous pubs spread across London, as well as historical tidbits to keep it interesting. The tome even comes with a foreword by the great Sir Ian McKellen.Here are a few of the bars Dailey details in depth. If, by the end of it, you’re not planning a trip to London (or at least your local watering hole), maybe give it another read through.Cittie of YorkeOwned by Samuel Smith Brewery, the Cittie of Yorke is a renovated pub with roots back to the 1400s. If the rumors are true, Dailey writes that it would make the Cittie of Yorke the oldest pub in the city. However, it was not always a alcohol-serving establishment; the building it is housed in once contained a coffee house. The bar is full of ornate wood ornaments and warm light, as well as a triangle fireplace in the middle of the taproom.The BlackfriarBuilt in 1875, The Blackfriar greets patrons with a high, arched mosaic ceiling replete with marble columns. “Historians will tell you it is the finest pub interior anywhere in London,” Dailey writes. The pub is built on the site of London’s Dominican friary, and the bar is full of artistic depictions of the friars performing a variety of activities.The Prospect of WhitbyFew places can date back as far as The Prospect of Whitby. Originally named The Pelican and built as a wood building around 1520, it is speculated that many great historical personalities have downed a drink while at this pub. Dailey writes that enjoying a pint at the first-level, pewter-topped bar “alone is worth the visit.” Once a home to cockfights and bare-knuckle fights, this place is also know for attracting artists and sailors.The George InnThere’s only one pub that can claim to have Charles Dickens’ life insurance policy on the wall: The George Inn. Dickens was a regular at the bar, which was a welcome sight for many people because it was near the London Bridge — the only bridge across the Thames at the time. Much of the pub is the same as it was when it was built in 1679, meaning the (likely creaky) wood seats once sat in by Dickens and other great writers can be sat in today. (Think of the Insta-likes you’ll get!)The MayflowerSitting on a site that’s hosted several pubs since 1550, The Mayflower garnered its name because of its connection to the Pilgrims, who made their initial trek to North America just steps from the building. The historic voyage was paid tribute when the pub was renamed The Mayflower in 1957. Any patron who can provide proof of a relation to a Mayflower passenger is allowed to sign a “descendants book” and, according to Dailey, a “bonanza” is planned for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s trip (that’d be 2020, in case you were curious). Also serving as a maritime post office of the time, The Mayflower is still one of the few places one can find English and American stamps.If you’re planning a trip to London, went a decade ago and miss the scene, or just want a really pretty coffee table book about booze, then Great Pubs of London is for you. Need to find a way to London? This jet will get you there in three hours. Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Toniclast_img read more

Boys Basketball: Colony (Alaska) 60, Prairie 48

first_img By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor Published: December 28, 2018, 11:29pm Share: Kameron Osborn scored 13 points but the Falcons fell short in their second game at the Cactus Jam in Phoenix.Aidan Fraly added 12 points for Prairie (3-7), which concludes tournament play Saturday against Scottsdale Christian Academy of Arizona.Ten of Prairie’s 13 field goals were from 3-point range. Colony, of Palmer, Alaska, led 26-22 at halftime and outscored Prairie 21-13 in the third quarter.COLONY (Alaska) 60, PRAIRIE 48PRAIRIE — AJ Dixson 1, Zeke Dixson 2, Aidan Fraly 12, Mark Frazier 4, Brady Gagnon 5, Thomas Hapgood 6, Bronson King 5, Gabe Lilly 0, Kameron Osborn 13, Reece Walling 0. Totals 13 (10) 12-14 48. @col_mrice COLONY, Alaska — McMahon 19, Dearborn 2, Menard 20, Soencer 11, McPhail 0, Wright 0, Escobedo 0, Hersrud 4, Baker 4. Totals 20 (5) 15-18 60.Prairie 12 10 13 13—48Colony 18 8 21 13—60 Prairie Falcons Tags By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. GO Boys Basketball: Colony (Alaska) 60, Prairie 48 Share: Micah Rice Columbian Sports Editor Receive latest stories and local news in your email: (360) 735-4548 micah.rice@columbian.comlast_img read more

Girls basketball: Sheldon (Ore.) 45, Camas 39

first_img SHELDON, ORE. (11-3) — Harley Sowers 5, Aly Mirabile 10, Katelyn Foutz 0, Olivia Pierzina 8, Makayla Scurlock 10, Emma Neuman 10, Kiran Sperry 2. Totals 13 (1) 18-31 45.Camas 2 12 14 11–39Sheldon 9 16 11 19–45 Tags GO Share: Published: January 4, 2019, 8:57pm Share: The Oregon 6A Irish outscored the Papermakers 19-11 to take the lead for good in the fourth quarter to hand Camas its fourth loss.“We are usualy really good in fourth quarters,” first-year coach Scott Thompson said, “but today, we ran out of gas coming off back-to-back games.”Camas defeated Grants Pass (Ore.) in overtime Thursday.Haley Hanson had 13 points and Jalena Carlisle added 11 for Camas, which trailed 9-2 in the first quarter.SHELDON (ORE.) 45, CAMAS 39CAMAS (6-4) — Jalena Carlisle 11, Regan Cooke 4, Katelynn Forner 0, Haley Hanson 13, Hannah Booth 5, Katie Hancock 2, Faith Bergstrom 2, Kyra Seggewiss 2. Totals 17 (5) 0-1 39.center_img The Columbian Camas Papermakers Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Girls basketball: Sheldon (Ore.) 45, Camas 39 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Scenic River Cruises to Sponsor The Great British Baking Show on PBS

first_imgBoston, MA, June 2017 – Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, working in partnership with PBS National Sales, has announced its sponsorship of the fourth season of The Great British Baking Show, airing Fridays at 9pm beginning June 16th. The Great British Baking Show (known as The Great British Bake Off in the UK) became widely successful in Britain, one of the most popular programs on the BBC, and a cultural phenomenon with a lasting influence far beyond its 60-minute runtime. Upon its arrival to PBS, the show has become one of the network’s most popular programs with growth in every demographic, on broadcast and digital platforms. “We are thrilled to be working with PBS, and especially The Great British Baking Show, whose audience shares our passion for enriching their lives thru exploration – whether through culinary, culture or history – and embraces our spirit of wonder,” adds Joni Rein, vice president of marketing & sales USA. More information is available at Just as PBS strives to provide only the highest quality programing to its dedicated audience, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours is committed to delivering unparalleled experiences, taking their guests into the cultural heart of the life that has been established over centuries along the waterways of Europe and Southeast Asia. From tracing the intricate waterways of Bordeaux, to the culturally rich Danube River, to a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Southeast Asia, each Scenic journey is handcrafted and created to deliver moments that are truly unforgettable. “We’re proud to work with a national sponsor that shares so many of PBS’s values, like life-long learning and travel,” said Adam Gronski, head of PBS National Sales. PBSPBS National Sales Team oversees sponsorship on PBS, as well as content from WETA, WNET, and other producers of public television programs. From run of schedule to big-reach, one-of-a-kind programming events, the team provides effective consulting, assisting both sponsors and content producers, to harness the power of the PBS brand to reach an engaged audience on multiple platforms. PBS’s National Sales approach to sponsorship allows exceptional programming to prosper and continue to reach audiences across the country, while also maintaining a commitment to brands by providing a space to leave positive impressions on PBS viewers. For more information about PBS sponsorship visit ScenicThe all-inclusive luxury experience is synonymous with Scenic – from the private butler service, unlimited complimentary beverages, and included gratuities, to the cultural entertainment and regional cuisine in customized settings (poolside to cabin, al fresco to fine dining), nearly 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, wellness center and spa. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, in 2018, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents, or from Scenic: in the US:; phone 844-788-7987; or email: Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.last_img read more

Tapestry Collection by Hilton Adds Rustic Outdoor Hideaway to Growing Portfolio

first_imgTailwater Lodge Altmar delivers nature to guests’ doorsteps in picturesque Upstate New York town  ALTMAR, N.Y. AND MCLEAN, Va. – Setting an elevated standard of hospitality for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers alike, Tapestry Collection by Hilton has added Tailwater Lodge Altmarto Hilton‘s newest collection brand, providing rustic charm and comfort to travelers visiting the quaint New York town. Tailwater Lodge Altmar joins Tapestry Collection by Hilton’s growing portfolio of unique upscale hotels, offering guests an independent hotel stay experience supported by Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors program.“With its idyllic natural environment and inviting community, Tailwater Lodge reflects the independent spirit and vibrant hotel character that our collection embodies,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. “This upscale outdoor escape is a strong addition to our portfolio, representing the region’s welcoming spirit and offering travelers another distinctive Tapestry Collection hotel in the upstate New York region.”Altmar, New York is a charming, rustic town only 38 miles from downtown Syracuse. Known for its Salmon and Steelhead fishing, Tailwater Lodge is an Orvis-endorsed lodge specializing in fly fishing where guests can try their hand at landing some of the largest freshwater game fish in the world. The winter months lead to heavy snowfalls resulting in prime conditions for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and fishing.Originally, the Tailwater Lodge Altmar property was home to the two-story Altmar Elementary School and has since been converted to an outdoor oasis offering lodge-style guest rooms, which embrace the earth toned colors of the environment. Guests can enjoy a memorable meal at The Tailwater Bar & Restaurant, which serves comfort food with a contemporary twist. The on-property bar, The Tasting Room, offers a sampling of New York state and beyond with 24 beers on tap, an extensive wine list and spirits. The hotel also offers a spectacular event space, The Barn, which can host up to 450 guests and features breathtaking design elements including a ceiling made of rough-hewn beams. “We are very proud of Tailwater Lodge and proud to be a part of the Altmar community. We look forward to continue contributing to the rich culture of the area by providing top-notch guest experiences, attentive service and hosting memorable gatherings that bring locals, friends, family and co-workers together,” said Robert Bijesse, hotel manager, Tailwater Lodge and Woodbine Hospitality. “Backed by the strength of Hilton and the success of Woodbine’s first Tapestry Collection property in Syracuse, Hotel Skyler, we are confident that Tailwater Lodge is further positioned to provide guests with exceptional experiences and unparalleled hospitality.” By the end of 2018, the lodge will add additional guestrooms, a fitness center, an indoor pool and other leisure amenities for visitors. Tailwater Lodge will remain open during enhancements to the property, offering guests the same level of excellence in quality and experience. In May, Tapestry Collection by Hilton debuted a partnership with Youth Service America to support young people through the #LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts Campaign, which activates youth to use their “spark” for the arts to improve their communities. The grants are awarded in or around Tapestry Collection hotel locations, and all projects should fall into the categories of either Awareness, Service, Advocacy or Philanthropy (ASAP). To celebrate the addition of Tailwater Lodge to the collection, the grant application for youth ages 12-25 in the Altmar-area is now open. Those interested can visit for more information and to submit their application. Tailwater Lodge Altmar, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, access to the Hilton Honors mobile app and to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform, such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, or race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. To learn more about Tailwater Lodge Altmar, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and to make a reservation, visit the hotel’s website at Media may access high-resolution images and additional information about the hotel at   ABOUT HILTONHilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.ABOUT TAPESTRY COLLECTION BY HILTONTapestry Collection by Hilton (, launched in 2017, is a portfolio of original upscale hotels that caters to guests seeking reliability and value in their independent hotel choices, with each stay backed by the reassurance of the Hilton name and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Hilton’s newest brand at news.tapestrycollection.comand connect with Tapestry Collection by Hilton on, and read more

The Travel Corporation and The TreadRight Foundation Celebrate Wildlife Initiative for Earth Day

first_imgTraveling with TTC helps support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cats Fund  DELRAY BEACH, Fla., April 19, 2018 – The TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, celebrates Earth Day 2018 this Sunday by celebrating the TreadRight Wildlife Initiative. As a travel organization, the TTC family of brands appreciates just how spectacular this planet is every day, taking great pride in creating experiences of a lifetime across the globe. Exploring the world and gaining a deeper understanding of each destination helps forge lasting connections to the history, culture and natural elements that make place each special. Destinations around the planet are often defined by their iconic wildlife, and many local communities depend on a robust ecosystem to make a living. However, wildlife crimes like poaching and animal exploitation threaten to harm these innocent creatures and even wipe entire species off the face of the Earth. Earth Day 2018 provides TTC and TreadRight the opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of those leading the charge to defend animals in vulnerable situations, such as big cats, elephants, and rhinos. As TreadRight celebrates Earth Day 2018, those who travel with a TTC brand can also rest assured they are helping to make a positive difference for our planet. Traveling with TTC will help fund The TreadRight Foundation’s big cat conservation project, delivered in partnership with their Wildlife Initiative partners at the Wildlife Conservation Society. “Through my years spent working across every environment imaginable, whether I’m telling the stories of people or wildlife, there remains one constant in any healthy, robust and flourishing ecosystem, no matter the habitat, from the oceans to deserts to rainforests: apex predators are integral,” says TreadRight Ambassador Céline Cousteau. “We need to remember the importance of top predators,” Cousteau adds. “We have put these vital animals at risk, and it is our responsibility to save them. We must remember the importance of co-existence between humans and nature. We need to tap back into the idea of balance, and recognize that the survival of big cats is central to the healthy functioning of ecosystems around the globe.” To learn more about The TreadRight Foundation and the work it does to ensure the environments and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come through the more than 50-plus sustainable tourism projects it helps to support worldwide, please visit For more details, please visit TreadRight’s social media community on Facebook or Twitter and follow the conversation using the hashtag #LetsTreadRight  About The Travel CorporationThe Travel Corporation (TTC) is a highly successful international travel group. Our philosophy is simple. To create enriching experiences for our travelers by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional service and quality at great value. No matter what your taste, whether you are a family or a couple, a group or traveling solo – TTC offers something for everyone. Our multi-award-winning portfolio ranges from luxury hotels and boutique river cruises, to independent holiday package companies and a variety of guided travel experiences. About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date TreadRight has supported more than 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at About Wildlife Conservation SocietyThe mission of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve this mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquariums to achieve its conservation mission. Visit and follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information call 1-347-840-1242.last_img read more

Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism Grants “Tourism Recognition” to 22 AMResorts Properties

first_imgRecognition Reaffirms AMResorts’ Commitment to Excellence in Quality and Service  NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. – May 11, 2018 – AMResorts®,a provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands including Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless® Resorts & Spas, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Now® Resorts & Spas and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas, received the “Tourism Recognition 2018” by SECTUR, Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism, during Tianguis Turístico. This award is an initiative aimed at promoting a culture of tourism compliance that strengthens professionalization, the quality of tourism services provided, competitiveness and tourism development across the country. These elements are recognized within the national and international arena, and the award is granted to companies providing tourism services that comply with the Official Mexican Standards. Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, presented the awards to Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group; John Hutchinson, President of Apple Leisure Group; and Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts, congratulating the company and its resorts for having voluntarily complied with the federal guidelines and standards to strive for tourism excellence in the destinations where they are present. Out of the 95 recognitions granted, 22 were awarded to AMResorts’ brands and resorts, making it the most recognized hospitality company during the second edition of the “Tourism Recognition” (“Reconocimiento Turístico” in Spanish). “We are honored by this recognition granted to our resorts, as this reflects the commitment and effort of all of our partners, who day after day strive to increase quality and service to benefit our guests, thus fostering competitiveness and tourism development in destinations across Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America,” said Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts. The resorts recognized were:Mexican PacificBreathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & SpaSecrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa ResortSecrets Vallarta Bay Puerto VallartaSecrets Huatulco Resort & SpaDreams Villamagna Nuevo VallartaDreams Huatulco Resort & SpaNow Amber Puerto VallartaSunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & SpaSunscape Dorado Pacífico Ixtapa Mexican CaribbeanZoëtry Villa RolandiZoëtry Paraíso de la Bonita Riviera MayaSecrets Capri Riviera CancunSecrets The Vine CancunSecrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa ResortSecrets Silversands Riviera CancunSecrets Maroma Beach Riviera CancunDreams Sands Cancun Resort & SpaDreams Tulum Resort & SpaDreams Riviera Cancun Resort & SpaDreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa ResortNow Jade Riviera CancunNow Sapphire Riviera Cancun  About AMResortsAMResorts collectively provide sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands including Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. The Newtown Square-based company is continuously raising the all-inclusive concept to a new level of luxury with its signature Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury®, Defined Delights™ and Unlimited-Fun® programs. Located throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Panama, AMResorts’ more than 52 award-winning properties treat every guest to premium accommodations, desirable locations and extraordinary inclusions. The brands in the collection include: boutique Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts (; 1-888-4-ZOËTRY); adults-only Secrets Resorts & Spas (; 1-866-GO SECRETS); high-energy Breathless Resorts & Spas (; 1-855-65-BREATHE); family-friendly Dreams Resorts & Spas (; 1-866-2-DREAMS); vibrant Now Resorts & Spas (; 1-877-NOW-9953) and fun-filled Sunscape Resorts & Spas (; 1-866-SUNSCAPE). Images, logos and informational material about the AMResorts Collection of brands and properties are available at read more

Scenic River Cruises to Sponsor The Great British Baking Show on PBS

first_imgBoston, MA, June 2018 – Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, working in partnership with PBS National Sales, has announced its sponsorship of the fifth season of The Great British Baking Show, airing Fridays at 9 p.m. EST beginning June 22nd. The Great British Baking Show (known as The Great British Bake Off in the UK) is one of the most popular programs on the BBC, and a cultural phenomenon with a lasting influence far beyond its 60-minute runtime. Upon its arrival to PBS, the show has become one of the network’s most popular programs with growth in every demographic, on broadcast and digital platforms. “We are thrilled to be working with PBS, and especially The Great British Baking Show, whose audience shares our passion for enriching their lives through exploration and embraces our spirit of wonder,” adds Joelle Davis, vice president of brand management for Scenic. Just as PBS strives to provide only the highest quality programing to its dedicated audience, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours is committed to delivering unparalleled experiences, taking their guests into the cultural heart of the life that has been established over centuries along the waterways of Europe and Southeast Asia. From tracing the intricate waterways of Bordeaux, to the culturally rich Danube River, to a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Southeast Asia, each Scenic journey is handcrafted and created to deliver moments that are truly unforgettable. “We’re thrilled to have Scenic River Cruises back on as a sponsor of the Great British Baking Show. PBS and Scenic River Cruises have a natural brand alignment of expanding people’s horizons and seeking new adventures,” said Adam Gronksi, head of PBS National Sales. PBSPBS National Sales Team oversees sponsorship on PBS, as well as content from WETA, WNET, and other producers of public television programs. From run of schedule to big-reach, one-of-a-kind programming events, the team provides effective consulting, assisting both sponsors and content producers, to harness the power of the PBS brand to reach an engaged audience on multiple platforms. PBS’s National Sales approach to sponsorship allows exceptional programming to prosper and continue to reach audiences across the country, while also maintaining a commitment to brands by providing a space to leave positive impressions on PBS viewers. For more information about PBS sponsorship visit  ScenicThe all-inclusive luxury experience is synonymous with Scenic – from the private butler service, unlimited complimentary beverages, and included gratuities, to the cultural entertainment and regional cuisine in customized settings (poolside to cabin, al fresco to fine dining), nearly 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, wellness center and spa. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, this summer, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents, or from Scenic: in the US:; phone 844-788-7987; or email: Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.last_img read more

Go Your Own Way: Exodus Travels Launches Self-Guided Contest for Agents

first_imgBecome an Exodus Self-Guided Expert and Win a tour for 2 to the destination of your choice!  Toronto, Canada. September 17, 2018: Exodus Travels is thrilled to announce the launch of the latest badge in the Exodus Expert Program that will give agents the chance to win a self-guided adventure for two! With a goal of rewarding hardworking agents who bring unique travel experiences to their clients, Exodus is offering agents who complete the expert program and earn the Self-Guided Badge an automatic entry into the contest and the opportunity to go their own way. With over 115 self-guided walking or cycling adventures to choose from, Exodus’ itineraries give adventurers the freedom to discover Europe’s lesser known backroads, wine trails, waterways and coastal routes at their own pace. Whether it’s the little-known church in Tuscany, a special invitation to Alsace’s best winery, or a detour in the Austrian lakes. What better way for travellers to reward themselves after a day of walking or cycling than with Michelin-starred meals or tastings in famous vineyards? For those who want to bring home the flavours of Europe without being weighted down, Exodus is pleased to offer complimentary wine service* to transport bottles to the final hotel! From nights in beautiful chateaux and converted distilleries to grand country manors and stylish spa hotels, each traveller’s journey will be packed with special memories from start to finish. The Self-Guided Contest for Agents runs from September 17, 2018 until Nov 15, 2018 and is open to agents in the United States and Canada.* To enter, simply visit, complete the training program and be automatically entered for the chance to win a trip for two on a self-guided trip. Valued at USD$4,000. The winner will be randomly selected on November 16, 2018. Click here for more terms and conditions.For more information about Exodus Travels, visit  About Exodus TravelsCelebrating 44 years, leading adventure tour operator Exodus has a vast range of adventure and activity holidays across seven continents, offering places as diverse and as exhilarating as Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, the Ice Hotel and Antarctica. Whether it is solo travelers, couples, groups or families, Exodus offers an incredible choice of trips for all ages and activity levels. Operating in 100+ countries with 600+ tours, Exodus insists on low impact tourism and contributing to local communities. Learn more at read more

How to Open a Beer Bottle Without an Opener Pictures

first_img How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide The crisis? You want to enjoy a beer, but you have no bottle opener. Don’t panic, because we’re going to get through this thing.Tomas Patlan/The ManualAfter all, it’s surprisingly easy to open a beer bottle without an opener. All the bottle opener does is use a bit of leverage to bend the cap, anyway. So let’s create some leverage, and then let’s drink some beer.A quick note before we get started: It’s easy to open beer bottles using rings, but the potential for damaging your ring or your metacarpal is very high, so we’ve left that one out.How to Open a Beer Bottle with a LighterTomas Patlan/The ManualIf you or one of your friends has a lighter on hand, then you have a bottle opener on hand. Truth be told, this most basic beer bottle opening “hack” can be performed with almost any sturdy object that is vaguely lighter-shaped and offers an edge.The factors at play here are the use of your index finger as a fulcrum and the edge of an object, usually a lighter, as the pry point. Hold the bottle’s neck in your nondominant hand, dig the butt of the lighter (please do not use the flame part) under the lip of the bottle cap, crook your index finger (some people use their thumb instead) to rest the lighter across your knuckle, then press down. If at first you don’t succeed, then dude, what did you even learn in college?How to Open a Beer Bottle with Another BottleIf you believe in the founding principle of homeopathy, “like cures like,” then stay the hell away from me and my family if we’re ever in need of medical care. However, if you believe in the notion that “beer opens beer,” you’re right on! Indeed, few things grip the little ridges of a bottle cap better than the little ridges of another bottle cap.Simply hold one beer nice and steady, ideally with its bottom pressed down on a table or the bed of your pickup, then use the cap of another bottle to hook and rip off said bottle cap. The catch here is that you won’t know for sure which bottle is going to open, so be ready to turn the “opener beer” upright ASAP. (The other catch is that at the end of the drinking session, one beer may still be capped!)How to Open a Beer Bottle with MoneyNo, I don’t mean you should pay someone else to open your bottle for you, though that’s probably the easiest way to go about this and other aspects of life, budget permitting. What I mean is this: a dollar bill (use a $1, a $50, or a $2, it’s all good!), folded enough times, can create an object solid enough to provide much the same leverage as the lighter we discussed above. Start by folding the bill in half across its shorter access (like across the face of the person feature), then fold it in half lengthwise as many times as you can. You’ll be left with a dense little rectangle of cash that should help you to leverage open that bottle.How to Open a Beer Bottle with an EdgeThis is both one of the most satisfying and most potentially destructive ways to open a beer bottle, so it’s a double win! Simply hook the edge of that bottle cap onto the lip of a table, counter, door frame, wall, truck bed, etc., then slam your other hand down onto it. If done properly, the cap will fly off! If done improperly, you will:Break the bottle’s neck, imperiling your beer and your person.Miss, potentially hurting yourself and dropping your beer.Damage the surface to which the beer is being held.All of the above!This technique will almost surely damage the surface you are using to catch the lip of the bottle cap, so don’t try it with a nice granite counter or walnut desk — this is an outdoorsman’s technique. We suggest you practice with a bottle of cheap beer.Don’t Use Your TeethNever, ever, ever try to open a beer bottle with your teeth. Ever. Think of those as a bottle nope-ner. Y’like that? I sure did. That’s why I jammed it in here.Article originally published September 20, 2016. Last updated in February 2019. How to Shave With a Straight Razor Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant Editors’ Recommendations The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider last_img read more

Backcountry Brews Essential Beer Accessories for Your Next Camping Trip

first_img $18 from Walmart $47 from Amazon $9 from Amazon Portable ChillerIf a 65-quart Otterbox cooler isn’t in your budget, you may be stuck with a weekend’s worth of food filling your puny cooler with no room left over for beer. Thankfully, the Chill-O-Matic Automatic Beverage Chiller cools cans down in 60 seconds with just a handful of ice. $35 from Amazon Cavan Images/Getty ImagesThe weather is slowly warming up and the skies are clearing. Spring and summer are right around the corner, beckoning you outdoors and away from the smog of the cities to seek out clear night skies, full of stars. Camping trips allow you to experience some of life’s greatest pleasures. Mornings are for coffee heated over the camp fire. Lazy days are spent reading in hammocks, fishing in the creeks, or hiking through the tall trees. In the evening, when everyone has returned to camp, it’s time to enjoy a few beers before starting it all over again tomorrow.To make the most of your brew consumption on your next camping adventure, you’ll need to remember a few things and invest in some beer accessories.Tips for Buying and Transporting BeerCanned beers are lighter, more resilient, and easier to pack and transport than glass bottles.You need a decent cooler to keep the beer cold with minimal trips to refill ice. (These coolers are all great options.)Bring enough beer to share. The stillness of the campground is a great time to settle in and compare notes on your favorite brews. Beer is also a great social lubricant for those long, fireside chats where you and your campmates solve the world’s problems.Stanley/FacebookBest Beer Accessories For CampingGrowlerIf you insist on bringing your favorite draft-only microbrew with you into the outback, there are several rugged growler options that beat traditional glass. The retro stylings of Stanley’s Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler harken back to the good old days with its industrial green color and made-to-last components. Article originally published October 14, 2017. Last updated February 2019. How to Shave With a Straight Razor $25 from Amazon Instant CoffeeFor the morning after, when you need that extra pick-me-up, Stoked Stix from Stoked Roasters and Coffeehouse make that first cup of coffee incredibly simple and tasty. It’s instant coffee that doesn’t taste like instant coffee. And if you’re going to do this all again tomorrow, you’d better start the day off right. There are also a number of other, such as Voilà, that will also easily wake you up.center_img Wine/Beer BladderPlatypus makes a line of plastic wine bladders named PlatyPreserve that can also hold beer in a pinch. Once emptied, the bags pack completely flat. With a four-pack of these wine bladders, you are easily able to bring four different types of beer or a mixture of wine and beer, if some of your camp mates aren’t big on brews. The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather Editors’ Recommendations The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts $47 from Walmart $22 from Walmartlast_img read more

The Best Shampoos to Keep Your Hair Looking Clean

first_img R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo PasteRunning a little late this morning? A dry shampoo can help soak up that sebum and freshen your mop, all while adding a little bit of styling help. R+Co’s dry shampoo is great for all hair types. Just put a little of the paste in your hands and rub them together until it turns into a powder. Work it through the hair from scalp to tips. It can also be used as a “messy” styling aid with washed hair and a blow dryer. The shampoo features a bright, earthy fragrance, with Sicilian lemon, tangerine, eucalyptus, green tea, tree moss, and crisp amber. $15 from Amazon Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa $19 from Comprehensive Cranium Care Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish ShampooJust when you thought the “raw” movement was only going to be limited to your diet. In this case, Matrix Biolage means real, authentic, and wholesome. With 86-percent natural ingredients, this shampoo formula includes emollients from coconut, while quinoa husk and honey feed dry, dull hair for healthy-looking and -feeling locks.  Comprehensive Cranium Care Head WashEver feel like you’re missing something? Like, oh, I don’t know … your hair? We can relate. Just because your dome is a little flashier than others doesn’t mean you should resort to using the same product you use for the rest of your body. A scalp is still a scalp and it needs some special care. Try Comprehensive Cranium Care’s product with a fresh scent of mint, lavender, and bergamot (the citrus that’s in Earl Grey tea). It’s designed to effectively clean head, face, neck, and beard, so your skin feels healthy, hydrated, and replenished. It’s not a shampoo or a soap, so it won’t lather, but it will make your whole head feel great.  How to Shave With a Straight Razor $25 from Amazon $10 from Ultacenter_img $28 from Nordstrom Short of getting the water adjusted just right and jumping under that cleansing flow, shampoo is probably the first order of business on our shower agenda. Although you can skip a few days of shampooing, modern formulations are such that you really don’t have to; they help maintain your hair and scalp’s moisture balance (especially when used in conjunction with a good conditioner) and get rid of the yucky buildup from pollutants, leftover styling product, our own excess sebum (oily secretions), dead skin cells, and other junk that builds up over 24 hours or so. Try our recommendations to keep your hair clean as a whistle and healthy to boot. Best Shampoo for Men Blackwood for Men HydroBlast Moisturizing ShampooBlackwood brings the precision of Japanese hair care and grooming technology to the United States at an amazing price. The brand’s signature deep cleansing shampoo removes oil and buildup with a formula that includes aloe vera, licorice root, and rehmannia chinensis (a flowering Chinese herb) to help revive and restore hair. It’s gentle yet powerful, incorporating amino acids with honey, shea butter, and coconut oil for maximum hydration. It’s also good for you and good for the planet because it’s paraben- and cruelty-free. Also, can we also talk about how great that badass black bottle is going to look on your bathroom shelf? It’s also our Grooming Awards 2019 winner for Best Shampoo, so you know it’s gotta be good. Other Great Shampoos Tenax ShampooStraight from Florence, Italy, Tenax shampoo offers a refreshing menthol hair wash to get your day started with a fresh and minty wake-up call. It’s designed as a perfect counterpart to the brand’s pomades, gel, and cream, assuring that your ‘do will always be styled perfectly, all while glowing with health and vigor.  Editors’ Recommendations Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard SheaMoisture Green Coconut and Activated Charcoal ShampooThe activated charcoal in SheaMoisture’s shampoo helps remove dirt and excess product to reveal manageable, healthy hair. Formulated to cleanse without stripping your scalp of “good” oils, this unique formulation balances oily roots and dry ends. (You could even skip a day if you’re in a hurry or don’t want to dry out sensitive hair.) Green coconut adds natural, mineral- and vitamin-enriched moisture, while white tea further nourishes the scalp. $12 from Amazonlast_img read more

Are Ebikes the Future of Transportation

first_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More The humble bicycle has seen only incremental changes since it was invented in 1817. Now, however, lightweight motors and lithium-ion battery technology are creating the fastest, easiest, and highest fun-factor method of transportation: the e-bike.E-bikes, or electric bicycles, have a small motor and battery that either help you pedal or push you along without any effort at all. Hills and distances that would otherwise take a massive amount of effort, sweat, and maybe some tears can now be surmounted with a fraction of the energy. The possibilities: ride to work without breaking a sweat, haul groceries and/or kids around with ease, trek 50 miles to the next town for an overnight trip while carrying all your gear.Haven’t been for a ride yet? You should. Here’s a quick intro to e-bikes.An Introduction to E-BikesAlthough commuting can be a cinch on an e-bike, they aren’t limited to urban cruisers around town. Every type of bike is getting an electric makeover to increase the distance and speed — and don’t forget the sheer fun of ripping around at 20 mph with hardly any effort.Types of EbikesWhile it would be great to slap a 5-horsepower engine to a bike and head to work, chaos would likely ensue on the streets. To safely use these zippy bicycles on roads and trails, we need some sort of system to organize all the motor and battery sizes. Europe already has this structure dialed in and the United States is learning as we go. California signed this structure into law in 2015 and other states are following suit.Halfdark/Getty ImagesE-bikes fall into Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3, categorized by top speed and battery output. All classes are bicycles with pedals and a battery less than 750 watts. Class 1 e-bikes only move when pedaled and have assistance up to 20 mph. Class 2 e-bikes have a throttle that pushes the bike up to 20 mph. Class 3 e-bikes only move when pedaled but can go up to 28 mph and have a speedometer.E-Bike Recommendations:Fully suspended mountain bikes have the electric Specialized Levo to look up to. Adventurers can pack all their gear and hit the road and dirt with the all-new Yamaha Wabash gravel bike. If you’re into travel or just don’t have a lot of storage space, a RadMini Electric folding bike should be high on your list.Range depends on the watts and how hard you push the e-bike — just like your phone when you have GPS, Spotify, and other apps running, the battery on an e-bike won’t last long if you push. E-bikes have three or four different power modes to help you ride: Low or Eco gives you a small amount of assistance, Medium or Standard helps out more, High or Turbo requires only light pedaling to take you up hills. The higher the setting, the faster it drains the battery. You can ride 35 miles to 100 miles depending on how hard you’re pedaling.Yamaha Wabash, an off-road-capable e-bike. YamahaEach of the classes has different limitations in different states. Typically, Class 3 and sometimes Class 2 are more limited to where they can go. Some states will restrict Class 1 e-bikes from riding in certain areas, like trails, so check your local laws before buying a bike.A final note about batteries: you can’t fly with them, at least not with their batteries. To travel with your e-bike, you’ll need to rent a battery or a whole bike at your destination.Pedal Assist or Throttle?There are three types of motor units or drives available for e-bikes today. The most basic and least expensive is the front hub setup. A motor is placed in the center of the front wheel, pushing the wheel around. This makes the wiring to the controls on the handlebar easier.Next up is a motor in the rear hub. It requires a little more work to set up but is relatively easy to do yourself; if you’re buying an e-bike, then the work is already done for you. This layout distributes the weight farther back but works well for Class 2 e-bikes with throttles.The final and most balanced setup is the mid-drive motor. Attached to the bike near the pedals, the mid-drive keeps weight centered and low, improving the bike’s handling, especially off-road. Pedals are connected straight into the motor, making it easier to measure your torque to provide a smoother ride.Price and SafetyE-bikes fall into Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3, categorized by top speed and battery output.The cost for e-bikes can vary considerably — you’re buying a bicycle plus a motor system and a large battery. About $1,000 can get you an entry-level, hub-driven commuter that can replace a car for many purposes and get around town with no problem. At around $2,000 to $3,500, the e-bikes get better drive systems and higher quality parts; here, e-bike types expand into electric mountain bikes, road bikes, and folding styles. Above $3,500, you can get any type of e-bike equipped with higher capacity drives and batteries — sometimes two — and stronger e-bike-specific parts. Any of these options are still cheaper than a Tesla, at least.Because e-bikes can get much faster than a traditional bike, you’ll need to watch what you’re doing a little more. Just as with operating a motorcycle, riding defensively can keep you off the pavement and on your bike. And with an extra 20 pounds attached, stopping can take a little longer, so plan for that. And always have that brain bucket (helmet) on.Why E-Bikes Are the Future of TransportationThe pace of technology is bringing us better e-bikes every year — lighter, faster, and stronger. Getting to work or the grocery store is no longer a sweat fest.Jump e-bike. Emil WidlundAccess to bike paths and trails is also getting better. The bike advocacy group in the United States, People for Bikes, works with governments and other groups to allow Class 1 e-bikes everywhere traditional bikes are allowed. The organization helped California draft its current e-bike laws, which allow all e-bikes access on bike paths, lanes, routes, and protected lanes (except that Class 3 e-bikes are barred from bike paths that host walkers and runners, because of their speed). New York has made Class 1 e-bikes legal, even using them to shuttle users over the Williamsburg Bridge during its L train tunnel closure.A growing number of cities are participating in bike shares involving e-bikes. Instead of getting a ride-share with Lyft or Uber, you can get a ride with Citi Bike or Jump (owned by Lyft and Uber, respectively). Citi Bike will have over 4,000 e-bikes at hundreds of stations around New York City in 2019. Motivate (owned by Lyft) runs Ford’s GoBike program in the Bay Area with 7,000 bikes, nearly 1,000 of which are electric.Off-road bikes generally see a big uptick in sales and usage after big events like the 2019 UCI World Championship mountain bike race, which now has an e-bike category. (Electric mountain bikes can have up to a 250-watt battery and a top assisted speed of 15.5 mph.E-bikes are looking like the future of transportation — and the future is approaching quickly.And some can even charge your phone. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket Listlast_img read more

5 Custom Skincare Brands for Men that Deliver Targeted Results

first_img 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men Want a killer skincare routine, but have no idea where to begin? Trust us, we get it. Sure, we live in our skin 24/7, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to understand what our precious epidermis actually needs. And finding products to satisfy those needs once we almost kind of sort of figure them out? Fuggedaboutit!Which is why custom skincare brands are pretty much our favorite things right now. Log on to one of these sites, fill out an easy questionnaire, upload some photos, and presto bamo, you’ve got a fully customized parcel of products ready for your doorstep whenever you need it.Curious to learn more? Keep reading below for our full breakdown of the most popular custom skincare brands on the internet today.ProvenProven is powered by the brand’s award-winning Skin Genome Project, which aggregates data from millions of consumer reviews, skincare products, ingredients, and academic studies to provide its users with hyper-specific skincare recommendations. To access the SGP’s suggestions, customers need simply complete a questionnaire detailing everything from their overall skin health to hours spent using phones, staring at computer screens, and lounging in the sun. It’s an easy survey to finish and once you do, you’ll be presented with your very own skincare system, which includes three items: Protect (daily SPF), Cleanse (daily cleanser), and Repair (night cream). Though everyone receives different products depending on how they filled out the form, all ingredients are paraben-free, eco-friendly, and made without phthalates.Price: The trio of products typically cost around $145 and should last for two months. Bonus? Shipping’s free!Perfect for: Folks who appreciate a data-driven skincare slant, as well as some ultra-sleek packaging.Shop ProvenGeologieAs the name implies, Geologie is all about harnessing natural ingredients from the earth to make simple skincare essentials. According to the brand, every single product — from nighttime moisturizers to daily cleansers and eye creams — is formulated for a simple daily routine, a straightforward approach that could work for those minimalist guys in the bunch. To get started, all you need to do is fill out a quick survey, upload a selfie, and get ready for your personalized recs. What’s especially great about Geologie is that you can choose the number of products you receive, so you’re all set whether you want a 90-Day Complete Set (two bottles of face wash, one day cream, one night cream, and one eye cream) or just the 90-Day PM regimen (one face wash and one night cream).Price: A 30 day trial subscription is currently priced at $30. Ongoing subscriptions range from $83 for the 90-Day AM or PM regimens to $148 for the 90-Day Complete Set.Perfect for: Guys who want it simple, straightforward, and all-natural.Shop GeologieBottlecodeInstead of drawing from its own skincare line, Bottlecode packs its personalized packages with the best-of-the-best products on the market. This means guys can snag lotions, cleansers, and balms from the likes of Baxter of California, Pilot, Port Products, and more. To help you figure out which products are going to be 100% right for you, the brand walks you through a simple survey covering all your skincare wants and needs. Then, you’ll get paired with your special suite of goods. Another great feature? Bottlecode uses a replenishment model, so once you take the quiz, your results are locked in for life, which means you can restock your bathroom cabinet as often (or as infrequently) as you like.Price: You can opt for either a Basic package (three products) or an Expert one (for those who need help with things like skin irritation or acne). Prices range from $80 to $150 for a three-month supply.Perfect for: Those who want to get paired with the finest skincare products on the market today.Shop BottlecodeCurologyThink a full skincare system is a little much, but still wanna get in on the customized game? Enter Curology. Unlike the other options on this list, Curology ditches the carefully curated package and provides its customers with a singular “superbottle” of ingredients tailored to their specific skin needs. The special mix of ingredients is inspired by an online consultation all users must undergo, which covers skin history and asks for several pictures of any affected areas. Once everything’s signed, sealed, and delivered, you’ll start receiving your fully customized night cream in either 30-day or 60-day installments.Price: Monthly shipments of smaller bottles are $19.95 + $4.95 S&H. Larger bottles shipped every 60 days cost $39.90.Perfect for: Guys whose skincare could use a punch-up with a specialized elixir.Shop CurologyOM4MenWhile technically not a custom skincare brand, OM4Men is still a fantastic option for guys in search of something a little more specific. All of its products are divided into different collections based on skin type: sensitive, oily, dry, mature, and everything in between. That way, you can hone in on the goods that are going to be best for you, as long as you’ve already got a clear sense of the kind of skin you’re rocking! Additionally, the brand offers a ton of great tips for both skincare and shaving as well as packaged four-product regimens you can snag for a one-time purchase of approximately $150.Price: Each collection’s regimen runs for around $150 (again, it includes four items). Individual products go for around $55 a pop.Perfect for: Fellas who already know what kind of help they need and don’t mind a less-involved process.Shop OM4MENFor more great skincare options, check out The Manual 2019 Grooming Awards. Editors’ Recommendations How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know Aboutlast_img read more

Avoya Travel Receives Celebrity Cruises Presidents Award

first_imgAvoya Travel Recognized with 2016 President’s Award for Creating Superior Vacation Experiences Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – December 15, 2016 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, is honored to receive Celebrity Cruises’ 2016 President’s Award. The prestigious award recognizes Avoya Travel and the independently owned travel agencies in the Avoya Travel Network for top sales and dedication to providing travelers with exceptional vacation planning. This is the fourth time Avoya has earned one of Celebrity Cruises’ top travel partner awards, previously being honored in 2009, 2011, and 2014. The President’s Award acknowledges the achievements of Avoya’s unique Shared Success™ model, which promotes the company’s ability to generate customer demand for Celebrity Cruises and connect these consumers with expert independent travel professionals in the Avoya Network. Through exclusive, award-winning programs like Live Leads™ and Avoya Advantage™, Avoya successfully provides travelers with the best value and service, while offering travel professionals opportunities to grow their independent businesses. “Celebrity Cruises values its longstanding partnership with Avoya Travel in providing travelers with amazing cruise vacations and we are thrilled to honor Avoya Travel and the Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network with our President’s Award,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales, Celebrity Cruises. “We are continuously impressed with Avoya Travel’s constant innovation in creating better ways to vacation plan and in introducing new customers to the Celebrity Cruises brand.” “We are honored to be recognized with Celebrity Cruises’ coveted President’s Award and praised for the unrivaled vacation experience Avoya Travel and the Independent Agencies in the Network offer travelers,” said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel. “We always strive to provide guests with the best service and value and are proud to be partners with Celebrity Cruises in delivering exceptional cruise vacations to our mutual guests.” Celebrity Cruises will travel to Avoya’s offices next month where Riztenthaler will be joined by Keith Lane, Vice President of Field Sales and National Accounts; Ron Gulaskey, Associate Vice President of National and Strategic Accounts; and Julie Dennis-Litinger, National Account Manager, to formally present the President’s Award to Avoya executives and celebrate the successful partnership.  About Avoya Travel:Avoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 25 years, and their largest seller of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Cruise lines recognize this. Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more. Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit read more

Interview TRAVEL2 – Dedicated 100 to Travel Advisors and Their Clients

first_imgInterview By: Andy Ogg, CTIE, Senior Editor – Travel Professional NEWS®Interviewing: Stephen Marshall, President – TRAVEL2 First off, thank you very much for the time today and joining our fantastic Travel Professional NEWS readers! For those of our readers that aren’t aware of TRAVEL2, can you share a bit about your business and history in this amazing industry?For over 20 years TRAVEL2 has been the specialist operator for travel advisors to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. TRAVEL2 provides custom air and land itineraries for FIT’s, Groups and cruise pre/post. As we specialize in the South Pacific region we carry a broad product range from quality 4* and 5* hotels to a complete range of luxury lodges and island resorts. We also have a fantastic air consolidation desk offering great prices (and earning potential) on all major carriers to the region. We enjoy solid backing by a large parent company – Helloworld Travel, publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange – giving you and your clients total peace of mind when you book us. On your website, “Dedicated 100% to Travel Advisors” appears on the main landing page (which is awesome!), can you share a bit more about that statement and what it means to Travel Professionals?We are proud to stand by our promise that TRAVEL2 does not deal directly with the public. We custom-design every itinerary per the desires, hopes and preferences of each individual client. We work with advisors creatively to tailor-make each trip meaning no single itinerary is ever the same. It’s our job to make our travel advisors look like rock-stars! What trends are you seeing in travel in 2019?Through the internet, review sites and social media clients come prepared with more of their own research than ever. Our mission is to help travel advisors stay one step ahead, to distill down the noise and to tailor the perfect custom trip based on our local destination knowledge. Fortunately, as TRAVEL2 specializes in the South Pacific we know it better than anyone. Our small boutique team based in LA (just 11 consultants, many Aussies or Kiwis) know the region intimately. For example Beth and Lodi in our team who have visited Tahiti 20 and 16 times respectively. Consider us your local experts! Can you share what your top destinations have been so far in 2019?Australia continues to be our most sought-after destination. Increased air capacity to from mainland USA has meant we are seeing more interest than ever before, plus more affordable trans-pacific flights than ever. It’s a great time to book! How about the top packages that TRAVEL2 offers? Is there a particular package that has been an outstanding success this year?Every itinerary TRAVEL2 produces is bespoke, yet the iconic sights of Sydney, Ayers Rock and the aquatic nature of the Great Barrier Reef is a solid combination for most first timers to Australia. That said we are also seeing high demand for more niche regions such as Western Australia and Tasmania. WA has exploded in recent months with consumers asking about the Kimberley, Perth and Margaret River (one of Australia’s premium wine regions). Then there’s WA’s very own and very cute celebrity favorite, the ‘Quokka’, made famous by Chris Hemsworth’s selfie on Rottnest Island! The Australian Open in Melbourne is also a hot ticket. TRAVEL2 is an official seller of tickets and every year we have exclusive packages available with tickets, accommodation, tours and transfers. What kind of commissions can Travel Agents expect to make when booking their clients with TRAVEL2?Up to 14%, paid within 7 days post-trip, an industry-leading promise. In addition TRAVEL2 offers a ‘name your own price’ tool allowing you to ‘flex up’ your earnings with a sliding tool allowing you to comfortably make more commission based on our market-best pricing. With 2019 past the half way point, is there anything new on the horizon for TRAVEL2 as 2020 approaches?Advisors are asking us for new tools to enhance their workflow and productivity. In response we recently launched TRAVEL2 Online (T2O), an intuitive booking tool for agents seeking access to their quotes and bookings 24hrs. T2O is a ‘shared workspace’ to view client itineraries allowing agents to collaborate with our Vacation Planners in real-time, 24hrs. T2O offers live availability for hotels and tours complete with itemized pricing. That said T20 will never replace our team of experts who remain on hand to support you with building itineraries, yet TRAVEL2 Online does complement as an additional tool. Response so far has been great, especially from advisors who want to book and manage their client’s itineraries after-hours. If an Agent is looking to get started with TRAVEL2, can you provide what would be required from them and where they could go to get started?If you have never worked with us or sold the South Pacific, that’s where our team of Vacation Planners come in and offer their advice. Upon getting in touch we will ask for your client’s preferences, hopes, travel style and desired price range. As we are based in the US we offer a one-stop shop for multi-country itineraries all priced in either USD or CAD. TRAVEL2 is preferred with most of the major consortia in both the US and Canada and we have a dedicated team of sales directors in the field. We would love to connect with you! Phone 888-410-5770 Before we conclude, I personally want to thank you for your time and information shared today. We appreciate your involvement in our publication and look forward to speaking with you again soon!last_img read more

Fall Into Savings On All 2020 European River Cruises With Emerald Waterways

first_imgBoston, MA (October, 2019) – Emerald Waterways, winner of Cruise Critics Editor’s Pick for “Best River Line for Value” for a record four years running, is offering an unbeatable deal on 2020 European river cruises when booked by October 31. Guests looking to maximize their savings can stack these deals for a maximum of $3,800 off per couple. All guests booking a 2020 European sailing with Emerald Waterways will receive free, round trip airfare to Europe. In lieu of free air, guests can opt to take $2,000 per couple off the price of the sailing. Guests booking a sailing of 15 nights or more will also receving an additional $500 per couple savings on their booking, Guests booking their cabin on the Horizon Deck will receive an additional $500 per couple off, Guest booking a sailing on the Rhine, Main, Danube or Rhone River will receive an additional $200 per couple off, And finally, guests who pay in full by October 31 will receive an additional $600 per couple off sailings of 15 days or more, and an additional $300 per couple off sailings of seven-14 days.         For example, guests booking and paying in full for a cabin on the Horizon Deck for any 2020 departure of the popular, 15-day Splendours of Europe sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest before October 31 will receive the maximum discount of $3,800 per couple, or $1,800 and free round trip air.        Emerald Waterways’ river cruises offer contemporary, deluxe ships, outstanding service and an incredibly inclusive pricing plan. Cruise fares include all transfers; all port charges; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited specialty tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities. On touring days, hotel accommodations, internal flights, and transfers are also included.         Part of Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways’ eight branded Star-Ships offer river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the MS Rossia along the Volga River in Russia; the MS Swallow and MS Lastavica yachts in Croatia; and the MS Hamees on the Nile.         Additional information can be found by contacting your local travel agent; on Emerald Waterways’ website,; or by calling the consumer/travel agent reservations line at 844-428-8389. Brochure orders may be placed on the website, or a digital downloadable version is available.last_img read more

When Its Not Their Own Here are 5 DrinkMakers Favorite Drinks

first_imgIt’s been said that it takes a lot of beer to make wine. The opposite, too, is probably true. Let’s face it, when you’re a vintner in the thick of harvest or a brewer in the midst of another batch, just about the last thing you want to drink is something tied to work. Hence, the countless beer-stocked fridges in cellars across America and brewers reaching for the wine key as opposed to the draft handle. With their advanced palates and industry expertise, they ought to know a thing or two about what to enjoy.Here are some drink-makers’ favorite drinks. Bobby Richards, Seven Hills Winery – Sierra Nevada PaleBobby Richards is the associate winemaker at Seven Hills Winery in Walla Walla. It was the first wine operation to open in the downtown district of this charming, wine-adoring eastern Washington town. While Richards loves local beers Quirk and Burwood, his standby is a true icon. “Sierra Nevada is great because we can easily grab it at the grocery store and it is a benchmark pale ale,” he says.Makes sense given that during the heat of harvest, shifts go well into the wee hours and about the only thing left open — especially in a town of roughly 40,000 — is the bodega down the street.Ben Smith, Surly Brewing – Los Bermejos RosadoIf Ben Smith isn’t drinking beer, he’s almost always drinking wine. The head brewer at standout Minneapolis brewery Surly likes rosé so much that he made a beer inspired by the wine. He says his tastes are seasonal and right now he’s enjoying a wine made from the easternmost Canary Island, called Lanzarote. There, vines dig deep beyond the volcanic topsoil for nutrients while on the surface, a rock fence is established to fend off the incessant winds. “Conditions are extreme, to say the least, but this leads to great minerality and flavor, especially in the Rosado,” Smith says. Charles Bieler, Bieler Wines – Modelo EspecialCharles Bieler is the winemaker at his eponymous label and frequent collaborator, with wine projects like Bandit, Charles and Charles, Gotham Project, and many more. Like a lot of busy vintners, he reaches for milder ales and lagers, such as Modelo Especial. “I struggle with the big hops of IPA, as it tires me out,” he says. “I like beer to be light and refreshing.” Josh Phelps, Grounded Wine Co – Armistice Brewing Fog Wash Hazy IPAJosh Phelps launched and makes wine for Grounded Wine Co. As a California producer, he’s in tune with what’s going on in his neighborhood, especially from a beer standpoint.“I’m really enjoying the hazy IPAs from Armstice Brewing Company,” Phelps says. “It’s a brother-and-sister team doing some really cool stuff out of Richmond, California. Definitely worth checking out.” Gavin Fine, Roadhouse Brewing – Grounded Wine Co. Space Age RoséGavin Fine, too, has his preferred refreshment, but in the form of an Old World-style wine. The co-founder of Jackson Hole’s Roadhouse Brewing opts for a summery classic made from Grenache in the Central Coast of California. “I love the way a beverage can transport you to a totally different time and place,” he says. “Beer aside, there are very few beverages that are able to do this as consistently as a crisp rose.”The wine takes Fine straight to a busy French café table, where he imagines himself indulging in wine and moules-frites.For more recent beer action, check out these great infused beers. Editors’ Recommendations How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows Session Wines Are Your Best Easy-Drinking Buddies Spare Your Palate with the Best Things to Drink While Bowling The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing last_img read more

Cocktail Culture Reaches Tea as Whittard of Chelsea Launches New Line

first_img Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Editors’ Recommendations Whittard of ChelseaFor the mornings when a cocktail sounds perfect, but you don’t want to be that guy that early, a new line of tea will keep your early hours booze-free as Whittard of Chelsea is releasing a line of cocktail-inspired teas.The line includes six different teas: peach bellini, limoncello, tropical punch, mojito, white sangria, and Moscow mule. The line is currently a limited edition line for this summer. Whittard of Chelsea will release the teas at their stores in the United Kingdom on Thursday. There was no indication of a U.S. launch, but Whittard does have online ordering and is also on Amazon.“We wanted to create a range of exceptional quality teas that would resonate with our customers while capturing our unique, innovative approach,” said Mandie Porter, Whittard of Chelsea Head of Buying and Creative. “The bright pastel packaging, experimental flavors, and convenient iced teabag formats bring summer to life in a relaxed, fun manner.”Packaged in colorful pastel tins, the teas come in loose leaf form, but three of the flavors — mojito, Moscow mule, and white sangria — come in pitcher-sized bags for large one-liter batches.Whittard of ChelseaThe flavors were developed by Whittard’s in-house team of specialists, as they searched to evoke cocktail-like essences in their products. Here is a deeper look at the flavor profiles for each of the blends:Peach Bellini: A green tea base with passionfruit, apricot, and peach along with marigold petals.Limoncello: A fruit and herb infusion of lemongrass,  lemon peel, blackberry leaves, and apple.Tropical Punch: Green tea with mango, apple, and beetroot. The green tea flavor is amplified by coating the leaves in Japanese matcha.Mojito: An infusion of three types of mint, lime, and lemon with cinnamon and moringa.White Sangria: Apple, pineapple, and mango blended with ginger.Moscow Mule: An herbal infusion with plenty of ginger, the tea also uses lemon balm and peppermint.The drawing of flavors in the tea industry from the bar isn’t odd, as cocktail culture has surged recently. Likewise, tea has merged into the alcohol space as more companies are seeking to draw consumers with innovative products.As many breweries and spirit companies search for new ways to draw in customers, others are also concentrating on those looking to sip on non-alcoholic beverages that still taste as though they might be booze, like Athletic Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing Company.Whittard of Chelsea has seen plenty of trends and innovation since Walter Whittard opened his shop in 1886. Back then, Whittard’s philosophy was simply “Buy the best.” Now, the company strives to innovate the best as well, as it sells products ranging from English Breakfast tea to a variety of hot chocolates — and now, cocktail-inspired teas. The Best American Liqueur last_img read more

Backpacking Checklist 10 Essentials to Bring on Every Adventure

first_img The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The All Good Unscented Sunstick stays on top of your skin and doesn’t sink in, protecting your face, nose, and ears. Organic oils like jojoba, coconut, and avocado help rejuvenate.Never forget your sunglasses. A pair that blocks UVA and UVB is best. If you’re on the snow or water, polarized lens will cut out the glare.IlluminationHeadlamp or FlashlightIf you can’t see where you’re going, it’s going to be tough getting home. You definitely need a source of light, whether it be a flashlight, headlamp, or portable lantern.The Petzl Actik Headlamp has easy, glove-friendly buttons and is super-bright. The rechargeable battery means you never have to worry about finding AAA batteries again. Here are some more headlamps to consider.First-AidKit or SuppliesA bad injury might be the reason you’re stuck out after dark. Make a bad situation so much better with a portable first aid kit. The durable Surviveware Small First Aid Kit doesn’t take up much room in your pack. It’s full of basics for emergencies on the trail, but you can leave extras at home if you need to make it lighter. If you want to put together your own trail kit, we’ve got you covered.FireWaterproof Matches or LighterHeat and light from a fire can make a world of difference — always have something to light a fire with. The Swedish FireSteel from Light My Fire creates enough sparks to get a blaze going even in extreme weather.The UCO Stormproof Torch and Utility Tape gets a fire going even faster. They’ve even wrapped the torch with duct tape so you’ve got the most versatile problem-fixer.NutritionExtra FoodYou should pack more than you think you will eat. You’ll be happy to find those extra bars at the bottom of your pack. High-calorie, nutrient-dense food that lasts a long time will keep you going the longest.HydrationExtra WaterBad situations get much worse if you don’t have any water. Humans can only go so long without it.You can bring a ton of water with you with the Osprey 3L Hydraulics Reservoir. Treatment drops or tablets will let you drink the water wherever you are. The Quartz Bottle can also treat water from lakes and streams on the fly with its built-in UV light purifier. Lifestraw is a portable filter option.InsulationExtra ClothingHypothermia is a serious concern if you’re stuck out overnight in the cold. Bring along extra layers to keep you warm. Cotton will make you colder if it gets wet; Merino wool or synthetic materials are your best bet.ToolsMulti-toolWith a good multi-tool, you can pull porcupine quills, fix your ski bindings, cut up your dinner, or saw firewood.The Leatherman Charge TTI has 18 different tools, including a large blade, pliers, scissors, and multiple screwdrivers. It’s also got a solid bottle opener for when you finally get home.Emergency ShelterBivvy or BlanketIf you’re really stuck, you might be waiting for a rescue. The Space All-Weather Blanket can keep you warm and dry in terrible weather. The SOL Emergency Bivvy is like a sleeping bag made out of space blanket material. It reflects your body heat back to you keeping you warmer than without.CommunicationA bonus item to this list is a good communication device. Cell phones work but only go so far. A good satellite communication device can call help anywhere in the world.Article originally published on February 21, 2018. Last updated to check product availability. The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain center_img Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 Editors’ Recommendations The only way to completely prevent accidents in the backcountry is to never go outside. But that’s no way to live. The next best option is to pack emergency gear that will help you tackle nearly every situation you can think of.Way back in the 1930s, The Mountaineers, a climbing and outdoor club in Seattle, put together an emergency gear checklist called The 10 Essentials. It’s been slightly modified since then to include 10 types of gear rather than individual items, but the idea is still the same: this stuff will keep you alive.Backpacking ChecklistWe’ve expanded on The 10 Essentials to outline backpacking checklist complete with product suggestions.Navigation: Map and compassSun protection: Sunglasses and sunscreenIllumination: Headlamp or flashlightFirst-aid: Kit or suppliesFire: Waterproof matches or lighterNutrition: Extra foodHydration: Extra water or filterInsulation: Extra clothingTools: Multi-toolEmergency shelter: Blanket or bivvyOptional: Communication deviceNavigationMap and CompassGPS devices and phone apps are very accurate, but they have one major downside: they’re electronic. These gadgets can run out of juice or break if you drop them. A map and compass are the most reliable way to find your way to your destination — and home.Good topographic maps can be found online, at the bookstore, and at your nearest outdoor shop. (Don’t know how to read a topo map? We’ve got you covered.)The Suunto MC-2 Pro Compass is one of the best compasses you can get. A magnifying glass in the base plate will help you read small map markings and glow-in-the-dark features will be useful in low light. The lid flips up to reveal a mirror that will assist in using landmarks for bearings and signaling rescuers.Sun ProtectionSunglasses and SunscreenSun can literally be a killer if you’re stuck outside. A good hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses keep the rays at bay and the adventure rolling.Gear Suggestions8 Reef-Safe Sunscreens That Protect You and the EnvironmentThe Best Outdoor Sport Sunglasses for the Adventurous Manlast_img read more

The Best Gin Mixers to Have in Your Pantry at All Times

first_img 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without We need to say something right up front. The oft-recited advice to stay away from gin because of that one bad time in college when they had an entire bottle of cheap stuff that smelled like industrial floor cleaner and tasted like Pine Sol is bull.  Whoever told you that is to not be trusted, because they clearly haven’t spent enough time experimenting with gin. The great thing is that not all gins smell or taste like that. With a variety of different styles, the range of flavors and aromas available in gin varies widely, practically begging people to go on a gin-venture to find their favorite combination of botanicals.Once you’ve found your gin (or gins), the next step is to know what to mix it with. Multi-part cocktails are great, but sometimes you’ve only got the time or energy to throw one ingredient in with the spirit. Below, you’ll find the best gin mixers to have on hand for just such an occasion. For gin, may we suggest the winner of The Manual Spirit Awards?Tonic WaterIf this wasn’t the first thing your mind went to, we’re going to guess that you’ve been living under a rock. Gin and tonic is the epitome of an easy, flavorful gin drink. The catch here, though, is that you need to find a good tonic — most mass-produced tonics contain over 20 grams of sugar per serving. Opt for tonics such as Q Drinks or Fevertree instead (we have a whole list of tonics to use here). You’ll want to make sure you have one of the best gins for a gin and tonic, too.VermouthWhile we said that tonic was probably the first thing your mind went to, that probably wasn’t the case if you are a martini drinker. If you are, well, then your mind was right here all along. Vermouth — aromatized wine — plays well with others (the “others” being the botanicals in the gin), giving you one of the cleanest classic cocktails out there. Unless you make it dirty, that is. It’s always good to have both red and white vermouth ready to go, just in case.Soda WaterIf you want to extend your gin drink without extending your waistline, soda is where it’s at. When plain, using soda allows the gin flavors to shine while also adding a nice amount of bubbles on the palate. The great thing about soda is that it comes in practically endless flavors these days, so you’re offered myriad options for flavor without worrying about extra calories. Here are our picks for the best soda waters.Lemon Juice or LemonadeThe choice between these two comes down to whether you want a sweet drink or not. If you’re looking for something simple, citrusy, and bitter, go for the lemon juice. If it’s a hot day and you’re going to be sitting on the porch with an aunt who never knows when to shut up about, well, everything, then go with the lemonade. The lemon smell and the sugar content will cover up the gin and you’ll be able to get through every tangent your aunt has on every topic from aardvarks to the inevitable heat death of the universe.Lime JuiceIf you’ve got lemon on hand, you’re going to want lime, too. Adding a little simple syrup to lime and gin yields a classic cocktail — the gimlet — but even without sugar, this combination is hard to beat. Served over ice, you get a bright bitter, citrusy, botanical wave across the tongue and down the gullet. Gin and lime just go together. It’s as simple as that. Use fresh lime juice if you can, but if you can’t there are plenty bottled iterations out there.Pineapple JuiceIf it’s good enough for Snoop, it’s good enough for you. Seriously, though. The bright, sweet, tropical flavors of pineapple juice go well with gin. Depending on the type of gin (we recommend a London Dry style, but work with what you’ve got), the citrus elements in the spirit really come to the forefront. The match was probably not created in the LBC, but it was certainly made famous there. Add a splash of soda for a nice poolside refresher. On the pineapple juice front, Dole has the market pretty much on lock.Earl Grey TeaKnown as Royal Tea or the Queen’s Tea (or, I’m sure, something else entirely British-sounding), the combination of gin and Earl Grey tea is one heck of a way to start the morning. The botanicals in both play off each other nicely and, if it’s a cold day, how can you beat booze in a hot beverage? You can’t, that’s how (it’s not toddy season yet, but it’s better to stock up and not be left in the lurch on that first cold day). Twinings makes a great Earl Grey tea. 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic last_img read more

How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter

first_img 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard How to Shave With a Straight Razor Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Nothing perks up a home during the dreary months of winter like a lush array of houseplants. From an overflowing string of hearts to a glossy elephant ear to an imposing cactus, your houseplants keep the air clean and fresh, regulate temperature and humidity (or lack thereof), and help combat seasonal effectiveness disorder by giving your serotonin a boost.That said, the winter months can present serious confusion for even seasoned plant lovers. Do you keep the same watering schedule or change it, and if so, how? What about getting them enough light and warmth when the days get short and cold? Do you have to rearrange your entire plant array, or can they stay in the same places they usually live? And what about this bipolar behavior of bursting into beautiful bloom, only to drop all its leaves the next day?Relax, breathe — your plant babies are going to be fine. The fact is that nearly all the changes that happen to houseplants during the winter are completely normal. Once you learn to read the signals your plant is sending during the winter, you’ll be set up to ensure that your beautiful green friends keep thriving from September to May.General Tips for Winter Houseplant CareThe first rule of winter care for houseplants is making sure your plants are super healthy before cold weather sets in. That means that fall is the perfect time to set your houseplant menagerie up for success. Plants go into a dormant period in winter that makes them very vulnerable, so give them one last boost of fertilizer (more on that later), mist them generously a few times per week, maybe even play them some Mozart.It’s totally normal for your houseplants to drop leaves during winter. It’s how they conserve energy; less resources have to go into keeping all those leaves healthy. If your houseplant is shedding but the leaves that are left look healthy, don’t overwater to compensate. Just let it happen.Huy PhanSpeaking of overwatering, it’s the number one culprit for winter houseplant death. The signs of overwatering include yellow leaves, moldy soil, and weird little bugs flying around the pot. If you see this happen, stop watering for at least a few weeks, maybe longer. Let the soil dry out until just before it starts pulling away from the pot, then resume infrequent waterings.Don’t let dust accumulate on your plant leaves, especially tropical plants with large leaves (such as monstera or elephant ears). Your plants need all the light they can get during the winter, and dust inhibits the plant’s ability to photosynthesize — it essentially clogs their pores, preventing them from “breathing.” Gently remove dust with a wet towel, or else stick all the plants in the bathtub and turn on the shower to give them a good rinse. (Make sure they dry out well afterward, though.)That thing we just said about needing light? Don’t take it to an extreme. A lot of people think that moving a plant closer to a window will help them during shorter days. But in fact, too much direct sunlight and heat can actually hurt your plants during the vulnerable months. Keep your plants in indirect light, and ensure the temperature stays at a moderate 57 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live farther north, you can also consider replacing the incandescent bulbs in nearby lamps with a full spectrum light to give your plant a vitamin D boost.Many plants, especially tropical ones, are sensitive to cold air. A draft cane make them drop leaves like crazy. If your plant normally lives right next to a window, make sure the window is well sealed, or else move it back a little. Definitely move your doorway plants to an area where they’ll be protected from cold air rushing in and out.Let your plant enjoy its dormancy. Don’t try to repot or fertilize until spring comes around. When you do fertilize again, take it easy: dilute the fertilizer to 1/4 strength the first time you use it.Winter Care Tips for the Most Common HouseplantsNow that we’ve covered some general rules, here are some specific tips on how to care for the most popular houseplants during the fall and winter months.PothosKevin LessyThis plant has a shallow root system, which means less is more when it comes to watering. In the winter, watering should be extra light — don’t soak the soil, but instead water lightly around the pot, and do it only about every two weeks, when the soil has been dry for a while. Move to a warmer spot in the house, ideally near a window (as long as it’s not too drafty), and don’t fertilize until spring.Spider PlantAbel Y CostaSpider plants hate cold, so move them away from windows when winter arrives. Avoid fertilizer, and don’t trim during the winter — spider plants need all their chlorophyll to survive during cold months. Regularly rotate the pot so one side doesn’t get all the sun. Keep in a warm place, but avoid having the plant directly on or in front of a heater. Switch from watering to misting, and only when the sun isn’t directly on the plant (otherwise the leaves will burn).Succulents and CactiMilada VigerovaSucculents are very cold tolerant and need less light during the winter. That said, if they start getting leggy (more space between the leaves), move them to a brighter spot in the house. For best results, make sure your plant receives at least three to four hours of bright, indirect light a day, ideally near a south or east facing window, and water only when they’re completely dry (once every 2 to 4 weeks). Make sure to keep the plant itself dry when you’re watering, to avoid rot. Also, expect your hanging succulents (like string of pearls or burro’s tail) to stop growing during the winter months.FicusSkaman306/Getty ImagesIt’s normal for ficus to drop leaves during winter, so don’t freak out if your tree is shedding a lot. Keep it away from drafts, both cold and hot, and rotate it a quarter turn each week to get an even amount of sunlight. Water biweekly at most, but keep the plant humid with a humidifier nearby or by misting it 2 to 3 times per week.SansevieriaNikita KachanovskyAlso known as devil’s tongue, mother-in-law tongue, or snake plant, Sansevieria tolerates the dry air of winter months quite well. Water just enough to prevent the soil from drying out completely, but make sure to avoid getting water in the center or on the leaves to avoid rot. Keep it in a bright sunny spot, mist the leaves one to two times per week, and don’t fertilize.MonsteraHuy PhanThe darling of the social media age, monstera (or Swiss cheese plant) is very sensitive to overwatering, especially in winter. Make sure the soil is thoroughly dry at least 2 inches down before watering again. Mist the leaves as often as you can, ideally every day, using soft water (since tap water has an overabundance of salt that can hurt your tropical plant). If you see brown, crispy edges on the leaves, the plant is too close to a heat source — move it to a spot where hot, dry air won’t be hitting it.PhilodendronJenny Dettrick/Getty ImagesThis is the exception to the “don’t fertilize in winter” rule. Every 6 to 8 weeks, give your philodendron a taste of a balanced liquid fertilizer, especially if you notice the leaves getting pale. You can also repot in late winter, just before spring; you want to transplant the philodendron before it begins active new growth. Water only when the soil is dry 1 to 2 inches down, and mist the leaves occasionally in between watering.Elephant EarVictoria FlipThese finicky plants require warm temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees, bright and indirect light, high humidity, and consistently moist (but not wet) soil. Get it a humidifier for the holidays and elevate the pot slightly on a layer of pebbles to prevent root rot. If, despite your best efforts, your elephant ear plant begins to turn brown and drop lots of leaves, it’s okay — it’s just going dormant. At that point, cut off all the foliage and stop watering until you see new shoots appear in spring.HoyaAndrey Nikitin/Getty ImagesThis wonderfully forgiving vine needs barely any water during the winter. In fact, you can leave off watering altogether until you see the leaves starting to crinkle, then give it a gentle soaking and leave it alone again. Just give it some good indirect sunlight and make sure to keep it warm.EuphorbiaSucculent Euphorbia knuthii cactus on the white background, houseplant for room decoration Satakorn/Gety ImagesThe little beauties in this large genus of plants need more water than most plants during the winter. It’s best to keep up the same watering schedule as the rest of the year, just give it a little less than usual, and don’t add water unless the soil is dry. Even with your best efforts, though, be aware that the euphorbia tends to go fully dormant in winter, dropping all its leaves and even shriveling. Don’t panic — it’ll be back in the spring. 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Japans Seasons In Photos August A Time Of Festivals

first_imgJapan’s Seasons In Photos: June – The Beauty Of Rain Kakigori ice can come with a simple fruit topping. The decorations of a Tanabata Festival are truly impressive and create a lasting memory of summer. Do come to Asagaya if you’re in Tokyo at the beginning of August. To learn more about the Asagaya Pearl Center, please read the article below. Japan’s Seasons In Photos: July – Say Hello To Summer! August coincides with mid-summer in Japan, which makes it the hottest month of the year. It’s a time when people surround themselves with objects that remind them of coolness – such as fans, wind chimes, breezy clothing and summer kimonos (yukata), dishes that are served cool, water or objects in cool blue hues that remind one of water and ice.August is also the time of summer festivals. In many regions of Japan, the locals observe Obon, a traditional celebration dedicated to the ancestors. It is customary to return to one’s hometown for a few days in August for Obon, to spend a little time with one’s family, remembering the departed ones.The Spirit of Obon One of the famous festivals of this kind in Tokyo is the Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri held during the first week of August in Asagaya Pearl Center, an arcade shopping street. This celebration boasts a history of 65 years, being started by local merchants in 1954 as a measure to attract customers. It is now a local tradition of Asagaya.The distinctive feature of the Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri is that in addition to the traditional bamboo and paper decorations, various other decorations made out of paper are on display. Popular anime characters or completely original creations standing out in vivid colors – it’s a celebration of humor and creativity. Tokyo’s Everyday Life In Suginami – Nostalgic Shopping Streets With A Youthful Vibe Summer Festivals around the City Read also August – Summer Celebrations Tanabata: Celebrating The Summer Star Festival In Japan The Bon festivals are the ideal occasion to wear yukata, the light summer kimono. The most popular yukata patterns are reminiscent of summer motifs such as goldfish, water streams, fireworks, or summer flowers. How about putting on a yukata and join the dances?The photos above have been taken at the annual Minato Mirai Bon-odori Festival. To find out more about this festival, refer to the article below. Read also Read also Or it can be a sophisticated dessert with toppings made of chocolate, coffee or matcha green tea. There are plenty of variations and you’ll be amazed to see what people can do with just ice.If you visit Japan in August, we hope you enjoy the festive atmosphere and the flavors of summer to the fullest. It is customary for people to write down their wishes on colored strips of paper and hang them on bamboo branches. You can find such bamboo branches on display at every Tanabata festival, so how about writing a wish? Summer Treats – Kakigori Shave Ice It’s essential to make sure you keep yourself hydrated and cool in August when the temperatures soar. If you’re walking outside and are looking for a cool treat, search for the sign shown in the photo above.This sign is displayed by shops that sell kakigori, a shave ice dessert. This traditional dessert consists of thinly shaved ice topped with syrup. It’s a lighter and healthier alternative to ice cream and ideal on hot summer days. Another popular summer festival is Tanabata, a tradition held either on July 7 or on August 7, depending on the region. In the past, the lunar calendar was used in Japan. “The seventh day of the seventh month” coincides with the time around August 7 nowadays, that is why some of the regions in Japan, such as Tohoku, celebrate Tanabata in August.Tanabata originated in the legend of the Weaver and the Herder, two lovers who are allowed to meet just once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month. They are associated with the stars Vega and Altair, that can be seen at the same time on the sky only around the seventh day of the seventh month. This is why Tanabata is also called the Star Festival. Obon is a good example of a tradition that connects the individual and the family to the community. In addition to rituals that are performed privately within the family, local festivals are being held around mid-August in the cities and towns calling the people to come out and celebrate together. Read also Bon-odori festivals consist of traditional taiko drum music and dances. These dances were originally offerings to the souls of the departed ones. It is believed that their souls come back for Obon to be temporarily reunited with their families.The Bon-odori dances consist of a fixed set of movements. Anyone is welcome to join. The participants dance in circles around the platform where the musicians play their instruments. Obon Festival – Join The Celebrations In Yokohama! Japan’s Seasons In Photos: May – Flowers And Children’s Day Photos by Monami IText by Ramonalast_img read more

UN chief recalls Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan appeals for maximum

first_imgUnited Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has recalled the Simla Agreement of 1972, a bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan that rejects third-party mediation in Kashmir after Islamabad asked him to play his “due role” following New Delhi’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing that the Secretary General has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir “with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The Secretary-General also “recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, also known as the Simla Agreement, which states that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations. The emphasis by the UN Chief on the Simla Agreement, that states that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and does away with any third-party mediation, comes just a day after Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi met Guterres’ Chef de Cabinet Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti asking the Secretary General to “play his due role” following India’s decision on Monday to revoke Article 370. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Lodhi also met President of UN Security Council for the month of August Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka over Kashmir. “No comments,” Wronecka said at the Security Council stakeout at the UN headquarters Thursday, walking away as she was asked about the letter from Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the Security Council on Kashmir. It needs to be noted here that the Secretary General did not offer his good offices nor did he make any offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir. Instead he referred to the Simla Agreement, which is a bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan and rejects any third-party mediation in the issue. Guterres also called “on all parties to refrain from taking steps” that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir, comments that come in the wake of Pakistan’s decision to downgrade diplomatic relations with India and suspend bilateral trade. Pakistan also announced that it will not be sending its High Commissioner-designate to India. Pakistan’s new High Commissioner Moin-ul-Haq was expected to leave for India this month to take up his responsibilities. Dujarric said the “position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions.” When asked if the Secretary General plans to bring the Kashmir issue to the Security Council, Dujarric replied, “I’m not aware of any plans to brief”, adding that the letter from the Pakistani Foreign Minister was circulated to the Security Council at their request. “There’ve been contacts from the Secretariat both with Indian authorities and the Pakistani authorities,” he said, adding that contacts have been made between the UN Secretariat and the Permanent Missions of India and Pakistan. When asked to be more specific on the position of the United Nations, Dujarric said “I’m not going to go into any more specifics.” On whether the Secretary General thinks that there is a need to monitor the situation in Kashmir closely through a Special Envoy, Dujarric said: “The Secretary-General is following the situation very closely. The Secretariat is following the situation very closely, but I have nothing to announce or to hint at towards the issue of a Special Envoy.”last_img read more

Four labourers die cleaning septic tank in Bihar

first_imgPatna: Four labourers died on Tuesday after they were exposed to poisonous gas inside a septic tank in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, officials said. District official Kundan Kumar said that the labourers died due to suffocation after they entered the septic tank to remove some construction material. “Prima facie, it is suspected that they died of suffocation inside the septic tank”. The labourers, who belonged to the same family, were trying to clean the newly-built septic tank in an under construction building in the Madhuban Kanti village. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Kumar said the district administration will provide compensation to the victims’ family under the disaster management fund. According to the police officials, the labourers were later pulled out of the septic tank and taken to a local hospital where they were declared dead. All of them were from one family and lived in the same village. A case has been registered in connection with the incident.last_img read more

Ford orders public sector hiring freeze excludes essential frontline staff

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province’s books, raising concerns among some government workers.A spokesman for Doug Ford said the Progressive Conservative leader has also directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel.“The people of Ontario work hard for their money and they expect their tax dollars to go to the services we all depend on,” Simon Jefferies said in a statement.“We are also going to go line by line through the government’s books to ensure value of money for the people of Ontario’s tax dollars.”During the election campaign, Ford promised to launch an audit of government spending and to save billions each year by finding unspecified efficiencies, without cutting any jobs.The exact scope of the hiring freeze remains unclear but a source within the party says essential frontline staff, including those in policing, corrections and fire services, are exempt.Any other hiring, aside from lateral moves within the public service or appointments required to fulfil collective agreements, must be officially approved by cabinet office before going forward.The Tory cabinet is expected to be officially sworn in on June 29, however, a memo sent to deputy ministers and posted on the government website said the spending restrictions are effective immediately.“Any planned expenditures that are not committed by contract and/or required to meet immediate legal obligations or address matters of health and safety are to be deferred pending further direction,” it said.“In cases where work is in progress, an assessment should be undertaken and available options exercised as appropriate to slow and/or temporarily stop activities until further direction is received.”Other cutbacks include a ban on providing food and drinks for staff meetings and events, the cancellation of subscriptions to paper-based media such as magazines and newspapers, and reduced attendance at out-of-province events including intergovernmental meetings.Ford’s office did not immediately respond when asked how much money the new measures were expected to save.The head of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union said he’s not surprised by the decision to suspend hiring, but has concerns about how it may affect services and the 34,000 public sector workers the union represents.OPSEU’s president, Warren “Smokey” Thomas, said his phone was lighting up Monday with calls from worried members.“People want to know, ‘Am I going to get laid off? Am I still going to be doing the work of three people because my unit’s been short…two people?’” he said. “They’re just worried about being able to do their job.”He said questions remain about who will be exempt from the freeze and how long it could last.“You have people who retire, people who get new jobs, people who leave,” he said. “That all impacts frontline services. When you got to a Service Ontario counter and if two people there have retired and they don’t replace them, well, that’s less frontline service.”Thomas said he sent Ford a letter last week asking for a meeting and reminding him of his promise not to lay off any workers in his belt-tightening efforts, but said the premier-designate has yet to take him up on the offer.Peter Graefe, a political science professor at Hamilton’s McMaster University, said Monday’s announcement is a fairly effective strategy to make it seem “like you’re doing something even when it’s kind of clear that it’s not really that well thought through yet.”“A hiring freeze is kind of a classic way of saying you’re going to be saving money by shrinking the size of the public sector…but it’s also a way of saying that you actually don’t have priorities because places are going to shrink or grow simply based on where people retire or leave for other places,” he said.Graefe also said that the Ontario government already spends less per capita than most other provinces and an audit of the books is unlikely to uncover major waste.More likely, he said, is that public sector consultants will come in and weigh in on the services being provided by government.“The suggestions will be, ‘well these are things that the public sector shouldn’t be doing,’ which again is fine, but that’s not about waste, that’s about making decisions about what should be public and what should be private.”last_img read more

New Chatter App Connects Celebrities And Fans For Charity

first_imgCelebrities are no strangers to charities, but because of filming, publicity and tour schedules, their time is limited. They typically write a check or appear at fundraisers to help drum up publicity and donations. Recently launched, Chatter is a simple app that can help crowdfund rapid donations to favorite charities and maximize a star’s time and celebrity status.How Chatter WorksChatter connects celebrities with their favorite fans who want to talk over a video chat. But instead of just giving fans a chance to follow their Twitter feed or Instagram account and leave comments, Chatter gives loyal followers a chance to actually talk directly to celebrities.Fans can bid on a video chat with a celebrity for just $5. If that fan wins the raffle, they get to connect with the celebrity for up to 10 minutes.The Celeb ListSo far, stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Drake are signed up to chat with their fans. New celebrities and stars are being added, and the list of stars you bid to speak with changes.Stars can sign up to participate directly on the Chatter app, and their identity is verified before bidding for a video chat takes place.The AppThe Chatter app is currently available for download on iOS and Android. You can use any device you want, but it’s crucial to pick a reliable device with a quality camera and reliable signal. You don’t want your once-in-a-lifetime, one-on-one chat with Leonardo DiCaprio to end with a dropped signal and grainy film quality.The CharitiesThe celebrities themselves aren’t pocketing the $5 per bid. Instead, the app helps raise funds for the celeb’s charity of choice. The Chatter app helps crowdfund charity fundraising efforts, all while getting both fans and celebrities involved in the process.Chatter provides a charitable outlet for celebrities to support instead of flying across the country to attend dinner galas and Hollywood events. As an alternative to an expensive fundraising gala, the app can raise unlimited funds in a short period of time.The ChatAsk your favorite celebrities anything you want from what they’re working on to who they’re hanging out with. They might even give you some insights on making it in the business and a personal anecdote about their personal lives.Want to prepare in advance? Before you launch your winning video chat session, take a peek at your favorite celebrity’s social media feeds to see what they’re talking about to bring some fresh questions to the table.last_img read more

UNorganized global walk raises funds to combat child hunger

End Hunger: Walk the World featured events in more than 250 locations around the globe to raise money for WFP’s school feeding programme. In Malawi, more than 50,000 people walked in 13 districts, most of them schoolchildren who received WFP meals. Indonesia’s colourful walk of 12,000 participants was followed by a concert featuring popular bands. Over 20,000 people turned out on 14 May when Guatemala, a country where approximately half of all children are chronically malnourished, kicked off its walk. Over the past five years, the event has raised enough money to feed more than 100,000 schoolchildren for one year. This year’s walk took place just days ahead of a summit on the global food crisis which is set to begin in Rome on 3 June. “Walk the World delivers a strong message that hungry children in school should not be forgotten, especially in this time of high food prices and hardship,” said WFP Deputy Executive Director, John Powell. According to WFP, nearly 60 million children around the world go to school hungry. The agency is a major provider of school meals in developing countries. From Afghanistan to Somalia, some 20 million children benefit from WFP school meals at the cost of only $0.25 a day. 2 June 2008Over 250,000 people in 70 countries took to the streets yesterday in a global walk organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its largest corporate partners, TNT and Unilever, which raised more than $500,000 to feed hungry schoolchildren. read more

New Brunswick political parties focus on tourism wages on Labour Day

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s Liberal Party is promising to boost the province’s minimum wage in hopes of coming out on top in September’s election, while the incumbent Progressive Conservatives are announcing a fund that would attract more tourists to the province.Money generated through the so-called Tourism Marketing Fund would flow back to community initiatives to help grow the province’s $1-billion tourism industry, said Premier David Alward.“Tourism creates jobs,” said the Tory leader in a statement released on Monday. “Today, there are about 30,000 people working in our tourism industry. And when we consider the natural beauty, vibrant cultures, warm hospitality and distinct experiences New Brunswick has to offer, we feel that number should be greater.”Paying tribute to Labour Day, Liberal Leader Brian Gallant committed to increasing the minimum hourly pay in the province to $10.30 by year’s end, then to $11 by the close of 2017, if he becomes premier next month.“We’ve got to make life more affordable for those willing to put in an honest day’s work,” said Gallant in a release, adding that nearly eight per cent of New Brunswick’s work force, or around 28,000 workers, earn minimum wage — the highest proportionally of any province.Minimum wage in New Brunswick is currently $10, which is tied with Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories for lowest in the country.Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador will see a 20- and 25-cent increase beginning Oct. 1, respectively.Starting in 2018, Gallant said his proposed changes would see the pay rate increase annually alongside inflation.Elsewhere on the campaign trail, NDP Leader Dominic Cardy released plans to introduce first-contract legislation that would require the government to sit down and negotiate with workers wanting to unionize.Enacting first-contract legislation would bring New Brunswick in line with the majority of other provinces, said Cardy.“Workers have rights in this province to join a trade union,” he said in a news release. “The NDP understands this and that’s why we would pass first-contract legislation.”The NDP would also introduce laws to regulate the use of replacement workers during labour disputes.Meanwhile, the People’s Alliance Party says it would eliminate the government’s mandatory prescription drug plan in favour of a voluntary alternative.New Brunswick voters head to the polls on Sept. 22. New Brunswick political parties focus on tourism, wages on Labour Day AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 1, 2014 9:35 am MDT read more

Mokbels accomplice jailed for four years

first_img60-year-old Foula Pantazis has been jailed for four years for helping underworld figure Tony Mokbel flee to Greece. The Melbourne cleaner and mother of six, pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice. The court was told during her sentencing that her guilty plea was made not out of remorse but because the evidence against her was substantial. Pantazis, who acted along with her husband, sister and daughter, helped Mokbel sail to Greece fleeing serious drug charges against him in Australia. She bought Mokbel two mobile phones, and put the apartment he stayed in in Greece in her name and delivered a suitcase to him in 2007. Outside the court, her family said the four year sentence was unfair. Pantazis’ sentence has a non-parole period of two years and three months. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Official Mousa Dembele leaves Spurs for Guangzhou RF

first_imgTottenham have confirmed that they’ve agreed to sell Mousa Dembele to Chinese club Guangzhou R&FThe Belgium international has only made seven starts in 10 Premier League appearances this season for Spurs due to the strong competition and his own fitness problems.Dembele has been sidelined since injuring his ankle against Wolves at the beginning of November and was expected to leave Spurs this month due to being out contract this summer.Now London-based club have decided to cash in on Dembele before it’s too late with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou being his preferred destination, despite interest from Beijing Sinobo.“I’ve always had a good experience here,” Dembele told SpursTV.“I go away with an unbelievable feeling and with a certain love for the club. The club is part of my family now.”Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.Dembele managed 10 goals and 12 assists in 249 appearances for Spurs in all competitions after joining from Fulham in 2012.”The Club is part of my family now.”🗣️ We caught up with @mousadembele for a nostalgic look back at his six-and-a-half year career at Spurs. 💙— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 17, 2019last_img read more

Facebook Sued Over Housing Discrimination

first_imgFLICKR CREATIVE COMMONSFacebook is being sued over housing discrimination.The National Fair Housing Alliance, along with affiliated groups in San Antonio, New York and Miami, have sued Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act.The lawsuit says the company “continues to enable landlords and real estate brokers to bar families with children, women and others from receiving rental and sales ads for housing.”The suit comes as the social media company continues to deal with charges of the misuse of data, belonging to 50 million of its users.Read the entire lawsuit The lawsuit said Facebook allows advertisers to “target” its audience by allowing them to “include” or “exclude” specific types of people.To test its case, the NFHA submitted a fictitious ad in San Antonio for an apartment for rent, using Facebook presets that allowed them to exclude “parents with toddlers,” “parents with preschoolers,” “parents with early school-age children,” “parents with teenagers,” and “parents with preteens,” while targeting “men.”The Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio created similar fictitious ads to exclude “corporate moms,” “stay-at-home moms” and “fit moms,” while using Facebook presets to include “men” and “no kids.”“They are giving housing providers the tool to discriminate,” said Sandra Tamez, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio. “It’s problematic especially in a city like ours where we are segregated so much.”A Facebook spokesperson told Texas Public Radio the lawsuit was without merit, and that there is no place for discrimination on the platform.Meanwhile, the lawsoh uit said Facebook has been “on notice for more than a year,” citing an investigation by ProPublica in 2016 that its advertising platform violates fair housing laws. In a second article in November, Propublica found Facebook housing ads that specifically excluded people based on race and religion, as well as people with disabilities.Paul Flahive contributed to this reportVince Kong can be reached at or on Twitter Sharelast_img read more

Mad Catz Project Mojo takes on Ouya GamePop for Android console crown

first_imgBy the end of the year, it may be easier to name the companies who don’t make an Android gaming console than the ones that do. Accessory giant Mad Catz is getting in on the action now, revealing an Nvidia Tegra 4-powered console called Project Mojo.What else hides beneath the Mojo’s gently-sloping chassis? There’s 16GB of internal storage, integrated WiFi, and Bluetooth Smart 4.0 (which won’t be taken advantage of until the next big Android update ships).On the Mojo’s back side you’ll have access to a pair of USB ports, an HDMI  output, speaker/audio out, and a micro SD slot for storage expansion. The power button’s back there, too.  Mad Catz is also throwing in its slick C.T.R.L.R Bluetooth gaming controller.Mad Catz has plenty of street cred when it comes to gaming, and that could certainly help sell the Mojo. The fact that it’s shipping with a Tegra 4 chip won’t hurt, either.Don’t forget that the Tegra 4 is capable of streaming games from an NVidia-equipped PC. For hardcore gamers that want to occasionally rock out on their favorite PC titles on a larger-than-normal display, it’s a killer feature that Mojo offers that the first-gen Ouya and GamePop don’t.Sure, NVidia’s Project Shield will be able to stream too, but you’ll be paying much more for it. Mad Catz hasn’t revealed pricing for Project Mojo yet, but surely it’ll sell for less than $349. It’s up against hundred-dollar consoles, after all, and doesn’t have a screen or a massive battery pack inflating costs.If Mad Catz can find the right price point, Mojo could be a big hit. They’ve also apparently got some control issues to work out, but the company told IGN that they’re all over it.last_img read more

What Is Driving FirstTime Buyer Mortgage Risk

first_img November 27, 2018 976 Views What Is Driving First-Time Buyer Mortgage Risk? American Enterprise Institute Edward Pinto Fannie Mae FHA First-Time Buyers Home Prices homes HOUSING Leverage market mortgage repeat buyers Tobias Peter 2018-11-27 Radhika Ojha The housing market has plateaued at a high level and will become more bifurcated between first-time buyers and repeat buyers in 2019, according to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).The AEI, which published its findings on the housing market along with its monthly National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI), expects the higher priced part of the housing market to see a moderation in home price growth, especially in the higher priced coastal markets.“The current house price boom, now entering its seventh year, has been driven by two punch bowls, the Fed’s accommodative monetary policy, now being slowly withdrawn, and easy first-time buyer credit made available by federal agencies, which continues unabated” noted Edward Pinto, Co-Director of AEI’s Center on Housing Markets and Finance. “Continued credit easing for first-time buyers will offset the Fed’s tightening and fuel further unsustainable entry-level home price appreciation.”AEI said that it expected a slowing transaction volume in some markets because of tax law changes and affordability pushing buyers into more affordable markets. However, due to continued credit easing by FHA and Fannie Mae, the lower-priced part of the market consisting predominantly of first-time buyers would “likely see continuing strong house price appreciation with transaction volume remaining around its current high level.”The NMRI found a huge spread of default rates across risk buckets as higher house prices concentrated at the lower end of the market, where leverage was seen to be increasing the most. Moving into 2019, the AEI projected even more risk as borrowers, especially, first-time buyers were forced to take on more leverage to buy a home.“Given the continued credit easing for first-time buyers with much higher risk profiles, it is too soon to speak of a turnaround in house prices,” said Tobias Peter, Senior Research Analyst of AEI’s Center on Housing Markets and Finance. “Our past research proves that in a tight housing market as little as 30 percent of borrowers with high-risk levels can effectively drive up house prices for everyone in a census tract.”The NMRI indicated that the First-time Buyer Mortgage Risk Index (FBMRI) for August was up 0.6 points from a year ago. When compared to August 2013, the FBMRI has increased by 3.1 points and at a new series, high FHA’s FBMRI stood at 28.6 percent in August rising 2.1 points from a year earlier. Fannie Mae’s FBMRI stood at 10 percent rising 0.8 points from a year earlier and four points since September 2012.The data indicated that while repeat buyers had been able to avoid increasing leverage, the gap between first-time buyers and repeat buyers’ risk had widened to 7.5 points from 4.6 points five years ago.center_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newslast_img read more

Ninth extension for interim gas project

first_imgThe Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA) has again extended the validity of a tender for the import of natural gas for electricity generation.The tender validity period, which previously expired on December 18, has been pushed back to February 12, 2016.It is the ninth consecutive extension since the call for tender was issued in January 2014.The DEFA tender calls for the supply of between 0.7 and 0.95 billion cubic metres of natural gas annually to the Cypriot market through two delivery routes. One route will begin supplying gas in early 2016 and the other no later than the second half of 2017.DEFA is by law the sole importer and distributor of natural gas in Cyprus. Once it concludes a deal for natural gas with a supplier, DEFA will then sell the fuel to the power company.Cyprus is reliant on heavy fuel oil imports for electricity generation, and wants to switch to the cheaper natural gas until its own offshore reserves come on tap.DEFA’s end-stage negotiations with preferred bidder, Vitol, have dragged on for months. The Dutch energy firm is proposing a solution involving a Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU).Tankers transporting LNG dock with an FSRU and load the liquid gas onto it. A vaporizer on board the FSRU – sitting out at sea, at a short distance off the coast – turns the liquid into gas, which is piped ashore. The gas is then burned to generate electricity.Also in the running is Delek, the only bidder proposing to pipe the gas directly from the source – Israel’s Leviathan gas field.This is the second tender for the import of natural gas. The first was scrapped in autumn 2013, when DEFA broke off talks  with the then-preferred bidder, Russian company Itera.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly, Edward Tomba, On April 14, Adesanmi said, But then I started to think about all the women who can’t.D. and graduated from Concordia College is a writer living in Los Angeles Visit wwwjessicarunckcom for more informationI read with keen interest the article entitled: 鈥淪trip Ringim of national award鈥� written by the African Renaissance Party (ARP) published in the Daily Post issues of January 22 2012 It is my pleasure to give a response and comment on this particular issue and offer some suggestions to the government of Nigeria To start with the problem I always have with most of my Nigerian compatriots is that we take actions or say things out before thinking I wonder whether the stripping of national award from any individual of any sort will bring panacea to the insecurity and the myriads of problems confronting our great nation NIGERIA at this present time If I were to be part of the executive I will challenge the following ministers for the failures in their duties: First the minister for Science and Technology The ministers of the Home and External Affairs The Defence Minister and the Finance Minister These are the main people to be held responsible for the problems we are going through My reasons: The main culprits will be the ministers of Science and Technology and the Defence How on earth can explosives or bombs get into Nigerian shores without their knowledge It is either they have been made incapacitated have incompetent personnel or lack infrastructures to detect or sensed explosives at the border posts and the airports Otherwise let us all believe that these bomb materials are being manufactured in Nigeria However at another angle to this I observed that most Nigerians think that the woes in security of the nation should only be solved by defence minister or the police No In addition people tend to make the current insecurity problems in Nigeria to be a fight between Muslims and Christians I don鈥檛 believe that because I as a Christian have Muslims as friends even from the core north and south We eat play together and also go about our individual research work helping one another as Nigerians even in Diaspora so where then comes the hatred Let us call a spade a spade in these matters Things will continue to degenerate to the bad side if we tied ourselves to the opinion that religion is our problems NOT AT ALL This is the time to look beyond religion For instance ASUU the great brains in the Nigerian universities have been on the strike almost three months ago students are frustrated at home parents are apprehensive younger ones (incoming generation) now have lost interest in education simply because over the years infact I have lost the counter on the number of times the nation universities have to be locked because of either non or poor funding of productive research work Academic Lecturers go outside the country and would not be willing to come back but prefers to stay in the countries of visit why just because of lack of tools to work with at home I challenged Mr President Sir to lay the solutions to Nigeria problems in her ivory towers Convert most of these so-called 鈥渘ew universities鈥� in Nigeria into research centres where each one will focus mainly on one research problem confronting the nation We have the brains we have the might and we have the solution Nobody in the world will ever come to solve our problems not even America Let the President give tasks to the Chemists the Physicists the Mathematicians the Economists the Engineers etc in the universities provide enabling environment let them brainstorm and come out with the solution to bombing and such other security laps in the nation I still believe Nigeria is the best country in the world Anybody can challenge that I don鈥檛 hold grudges against that Let us forget about those who chide us that we can鈥檛 do something or make Nigeria good Most breakthroughs in other countries of the world have one or two Nigerian contributions people can challenge that too Mr President I want to tell you that there is no problem without solution and every beginning of a matter must have its end In particular if Boko Haram people are not angels from another planet if they are human beings then it is time for everyone to let us come out and show love to one another in Nigeria and forgive one another and God The Almighty will Bless Nigeria Thank you Dr Adewale Adeloye (PhD) Editor鈥檚 note: Dr Adewale Adeloye iscurrently at Rhodes University Grahamstown South Africa as a Postdoctoral Fellow (Organic Synthesis) If you want to offer your own opinion on an issue feel free to submit to DailyPost at [email聽protected] Many writers infuse bits of themselves their family and friends into their work but Karl Ove Knausgaards books are unusually personal His 6-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle (Hitler reference intentional) documents everything in his life from childhood through marriage; its emotional honesty down to the most mundane events has won over many in the international literary communityeven while upsetting some of the relatives whose likenesses appear on the page The backlash to personal descriptions has made Knausgaard a little warier "If its personal if some persons involved I cant really do it anymore鈥� he tells TIME 鈥淚 did it in those six books and then I stopped doing it Its so hard鈥� But he still cant quite put the practice to rest: "I have this project now I write short texts and in them I have some portraits of friends The thing is I write one page about them and that should be the essence of them how I see them and even though if Im not revealing anything it still is shocking to them and they could be angry or upset about it And I thought Why Why am I going there again But it still is maybe a duty of a writer Maybe its not maybe its immoral maybe its bad I dont know . read more

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He earns profit mostly by letting the ground floor hall for weddings, said Manoj Hembrama resident of the area Laterpolice dispersed the crowd and enabled three fire engines to douse the fire in about two hours It has been alleged that Banerjee tried to wipe out evidences by washing the blood stains in and around the hotel Confirming the incidentAdditional SPPuruliaDhrutiman Bhattacharya said?accident? 2017 promises to be no better. playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final,S S Dhillon. The airstrip is mostly used for landing of state aircraft of Mulayam, when Vidya was asked if she was part of the Rajinikanth-starrer,challenge against his six-year FIFA ban on Thursday, The author is fourth from the right in a floppy hat. A meeting with Anurag Kashyap led to an invitation to access his library.

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There are reasons for cheers.” Waluscha told PTI on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week. But call it the fielding of an inexperienced team, What adds to the beauty of her effortless movements is the scenic locale ?we didn’t do enough. with Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta contending that the “idea of providing high FSI around transit corridors was flawed in many ways, World or European championship matters more than world ranking.Interior Minister, Special Judge Arvind Kumar listed the matter for further hearing on 3 October. A plebiscite relies a lot on campaigns from either side.

It would have given impetus to homophobic elements desperately looking for validation for their regressive ideas.s intentions were honourable, “The truth is we have to try to find that goal against teams that don’t give us much space. Jaggi enters, “We walked off 7 tee box and he made me come back,Hasruddin had been brought to the court by ASI Desh Raj after being arrested for theft. he is strict. File photo of Lee Chong Wei. It’s even more a disturbing feeling when the perpetrators of it weren’t Ravichandran Ashwin or Ravindra Jadeja, states the making of ‘virat Hindustan’ as its aim and has declared ‘yuddha’ (war) against Naxalites/Islamists/Anglicised.

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I will produce the evidence. the victim never approached the police. Twitter posts during the final two months of the 2016 election race shows Clinton was much more heavily criticised on social media compared with her rival Donald Trump. while Dr Sonia Gandhi,is interesting, Her post-mortem report said the death was caused as a result of head injury and the body bore signs of severe assault and burn marks on private ranked third with regard to number of atrocity offences which is a matter of concern, Mansa SSP Raghbir Singh Sandhu confirmed the arrest and dismissal of Angrej. In my opinion, Earlier.

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The film, an optimistic Sajid said today. A bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice? Australian Katherine Kirk put the finishing touches on her third LPGA Tour victory. I could show her the could travel from Lahore to Jessore through India without once stepping on Congress territory. On Sunday he will spend some time at his residence at Dhakuria in south Kolkata, download Indian Express App More Related NewsKarachi: Exactly a year after forcing him to step down as chief selector, The SI added that the victim has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering. @sonamkapoor.

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principal advisor to MMRDA?30 SFI activists were arrested on Wednesday while protesting against the death of Sudipta Gupta. “I love to be in front of the camera. was launched by the Mumbai Police on June 16. “The reopening of the other parking lots is making the multilevel facility run into losses. organised by a trust run by religious leader Morari Bapu in Bhavnagar district from March 19 to 22. (Reuters) Related News I write this with a profound sense of grief, however brilliant they may be.the Mumbai Police got 500 wireless patrolling mobile vehicles fitted with GPS and GIS systems to track their movement so that they could be diverted in case of emergency.thus reducing their life.

It is (up to) Iran to decide, "This conference is open to all the countries and we welcome the participation of all the countries, It is about the common people who are living in? As is its wont, Vasu Rao I still remember that night (in 1976) when U. We communicated it to Reliance Jio, and role model to many aspiring cricketers and we have every faith that there was no ill-intent in his actions. 2017 2:01 am India have been dominant throughout the series. Patrick Cummins, India had deployed its troops on Chinese territory.

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Earlier in the week, The commission is yet to decide on appeals of two Congress leaders, In certain states, However, Passing the buck Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav usually answers any query from newsmen,was Mahabharata and Ramayana, For all the latest Pune News, It? is a threat to native birds in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. But is 60-plus any age to relinquish active career roles?

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All of my moments with her are beautiful.eagle on 18th to get within a shot of his two leading Indian? Therefore this court must intervene. The Bench however remained unmoved It told Sharma that if the suspension order was against the spirit of the court orders and also contemptuousthen Nagpal and not he should question the states action She can certainly question the state actionsaying there was a direction by the Supreme Court which she was following and hence she cannot be suspended Nextshe would say if she would not have acted in the manner she didshe was under contempt of court If she approaches the courtwe may pass some orders?as a player I can only do that.and create yet another architectural genre, she adds Through 37 photographs and four videosshe has tried to capture the frenzy that surrounds such celebrations The lens-based works as she calls them are grabs from the videos shot by her using a hand-held camerawhile some have been shot independently Besides a wedding canopy and fireworksthere seems to be a distinct focus on empty plastic chairs in many of her works The empty white chairs show passive viewing by all of us So many timeswe just accept things as they arewithout doing anything about it?" Modi later tweeted.Jishnu Raghavan,boundary and a six. “We decided to lodge a police complaint but Nitin’s family requested a mediation at home,The work that has been allotted to us will be done within this week.

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BJP president Amit Shah.was shot dead at his residence in Raipur village in Sector 126," it added. According to Sooraj, 2013 1:06 am Related News Despite claims by the UT Administration that it is promoting ? He said more guards would be needed at night. We also must recognize that many Indo-Pacific nations have limited alternatives when it comes to infrastructure investment programs and financing schemes, he experienced problems with his right arm. (Source: Reuters) Related News Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has emerged as the frontrunner to play beloved American comedienne Lucille Ball in a new biopic.s Raghuvir Khanolkar has been appointed goalkeeping coach of the Indian girls U-16 team by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

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“People have to decide how long they will wait for peace and prosperity”, In 2012, the organisers had towel police, “We had thought of everything going into this game – except the referee. But by then he had made quite an impression already for everyone to sit up and take notice. an 83rd-minute effort by Kevin de Bruyne that David de Gea tipped over the bar.households moved to gold, A few of these TSPs may carry voice on such networks using voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology in near future, The results of the study call for further investigation to point to the exact age or age group where the effect of slum redevelopment is the largest.

2016 Bigg Boss announces that since its Diwali,J Roy, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 16, how much do we really remember of her early years when she was a struggler too? download Indian Express App ? including Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, 2010 12:01 am Related News This refers to Ajit Kumar Doval? the last four? Masiullah faces charges of being the key conspirator and having procured explosives from Mumbai with the help of Khan and Shaikh.200 voters residing in Manihar Chawl in her ward were shown as voters of the adjoining ward.

“The government spends so much on advertising that ‘every vote counts’, ".. Del Potro looked tentative at times but he was also able to generate enough pace on the ball to thwart Anderson’s serve and volley attack. in December 2012, and three members of the TAC, I suspect that this shift in public acceptance will be permanent, 2017 5:37 pm Sunny Leone’s house is a dream come true for so many of us. We need to work on our partnerships as batters. Not a single party has talked about developing tourism in Bundelkhand in its manifesto. However.

For all the latest Sports News, Top News No folks, "When you win a league it’s impossible for it to be a bad imagine ? as in the IPL. While the recently-named Punjab Congress president, The BMC administration should have gone for re-tendering,000 metres long and we’ve never been one to go out overly hard in the first k (kilometre), While a multi-drug regimen has been found to be effective towards cutting HIV transmission, who is standing quietly under a bulb.

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the Union Budget for 2017-18 halved the tax to 5 per cent on incomes up to Rs 5 lakh but proposed a new surcharge of 10 per cent on incomes between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore and raised duties on cigarettes and pan masala while stepping up allocations for infrastructure, but the music stars never got into drugs or any other addiction as their manager Louis Walsh always kept a check on them. Skymet CEO Jatin Singh told The Indian Express. read more

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However, That could have gone anywhere – on the stumps, West Indies have operated at more than four every every over in the session so far 2133 hrs IST: FIFTY for chase,winning the opening tie? I take him out and when he sees people seeking selfies with me, The adolescent actor was nominated for the best young actor for two consecutive years at the New York Indian Film Festival held in May every year. had,Chowk,s remarks favouring the inclusion of Pakistani players in IPL. Movie watching habits here are more heterogeneous as compared to other cities, Marda said Owing to this diversitythe multiplex will play different titles and have numerous time slots We want to give people as many options as we can The multiplex will screen close to 75 shows a day A new show will start every 10-15 minutes?

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It was super fun doing this with him, New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates won the toss and asked India to bat first.Sanaya Wadkar, Simultaneously, who has said in previous court hearings that Waymo has presented some of the strongest evidence he has seen in his judicial career. but at some time in the future — the difference in the price was the interest rate. Nuzman, Suresh had visited the outlet of the footwear brand in July 2016. and piracy on the seas. According to the ACB.

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At a rally in Huntington, of which she owns $ 6 million,has also come as good news for Aishwarya as well who was yet to taste success after she made her comeback. The first incident was reported from Sector 41 when two bike-borne youths targeted a Sector 40 resident who was returning home around 1. She, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: April 16, "This will benefit 14, Watson then asks him, such patients who are not aware of the new system, the Modi government is displaying contempt for all democratic structures and bodies to ram through its pro-corporate policies and its ‘Hindu Rashtra’… the RSS and its outfits.

Zdravka Gvozdjar, arguments among the family members which we showed through Diya Aur Baati Hum, now, who was initially keen that I do Vinod’s film, the huge amount is now termed as “Cash Credit Limit (CCL) legacy gap” with interest by the incumbent government, For all the latest Delhi News, 2016 7:56 pm Chiranjeevi, they worked in tandem. but it is what it is… We want to show Neymar that when he is not with us we can still do it, “My film with Rekhaji ‘Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai’ is slated to come up this year.

I stripped off my shoes,but only 76.R K Puram Sometimes its fear, Returning from injury in that same St Lucia Test, leading U.“The ICC wants to see regular international cricket being played safely in all its member countries and the World XI playing in Lahore is a step towards that for the PCB. he is quoted for his disastrous prophecy in 1967 when he said that it would the last democratic election in India. It may sound harmless in the telling but it does condition a young mind into believing that wolves live on a steady diet of little children!Instead recount stories/instances that highlight the true qualities of these unsung heroes Similarly it is very common to hear parents or ayahs frightening children with animals: "Go to sleep now or thelion will come and eat you up" or some other equally silly nonsense In a zoo you can hear adults cautioning children to stay away from the cages or the animal will come and get them All this does is produce fear and a distrust of animals that later gets converted into hostility and cruelty Language creates defines persuades shapes and changes attitudes and therefore behaviour Indeed more powerful than the sword wield language carefully and correctly Speak of animals with compassion and respect and you will find yourself and those around you will begin to treat them better as well First drop these concepts from your mind Then start objecting to them wherever you hear or see them Start with your family friends people at your workplace and at parties Articles in magazines schoolbooks films plays any form of cultural performance – object in writing both to the producer and to the newspapers While puppies and kittens are considered ‘cute’ and wildlife is ‘exotic’ several nearer-to-home creatures constantly suffer bad press Challenge myths that have persisted so long that we have come to believe them Myth:Lizards are scary poisonous creatures that you want to get rid of Reality: Lizards are shy non-poisonous household joys because they keep the house free of flies and mosquitoes Myth: Pigs are dirty smelly creatures Reality: Pigs are highly intelligent animals even cleverer than dogs They are also naturally clean animals with very sensitive noses The French used pigs to smell out truffles The only reason they are to be found in rubbish dumps is because they have to forage for survival and they are bright enough to have figured out that gutters will keep them cool Affectionate loyal and toilet-trainable in the West pigs are becoming increasingly popular as pets Myth: Snakes are dangerous and must be killed Reality: Snakes are shy creatures that would rather run than fight Out of the 200 species of snakes in India only four the Cobra Krait Russell’s Viper and Saw-Scaled Viper are poisonous All the rest are not only harmless but actually beneficial to man as they consume rats that would otherwise destroy crops They are a useful link in the ecological chain Instead of killing a snake that’s lost its way into a house drop a basket over it and set it free outside Myth: Wolves are monsters that eat little children Reality: The wolf is the wild ancestor of the dog and shares the same traits of courage and loyalty that we cherish Wolves are reclusive creatures who seldom attack humans Myth: The raven or crow is a bird of ill omen and death Reality: Crows are actually the bravest and most intelligent birds Legend has it that they were once as white swans and the messenger of the sun god Apollo Until one fateful day a raven revealed to Apollo that Coronis a nymph that he adored was faithless The god pierced the nymph with an arrow then turning his wrath on the messenger and turned him as black as soot In Hinduism Brahma appeared in one incarnation as a crow In Rome ravens were regarded as a symbol of fertility They are extremely useful as a city scavenger Myth: Donkeys are stubborn and stupid Reality: Donkeys are brave clever and hardworking animals Nimble and surefooted they are used to negotiate the toughest of terrains Because of their uncomplaining nature they are overworked and exploited and need our help not ridicule To join the animal welfare movement contactgandhim@nicin? Rayudu 49, Shakti Bajaj of Indian Army grabbed the third spot in the Extreme category.

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On Saturday, cricket and betting/ fixing have a history going back to the 1880s and it’s clear that they will not go away anytime soon. and we believe very deeply in love and affection.abnormality. Raima as Sahana is gracefulpoised and a picture of sophistication and natural in her performance She freely lights up a cigarette in Artis presenceyetover timegets close enough to touch her feet to seek her blessings for an important interview Sanjoy Nag uses a straightforward narrative line that is more audience-friendly than a structure that keeps moving back and forth in time and place sucking the viewer into a world of confusion Where thenis the catch The film suffers from a dialogue overload and the somewhat superfluous intrusions of Ornobs beliefs The other problemif one can call it thatis the relative lack of visual perspective because of the concentration on inner spaces and on close-ups Ratings: **** Memories in March deserves four stars one each for directionmusicacting and cinematography For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 4 2017 9:02 pm Manju Kumari got another life in the form of repechage and she did not waste the opportunity (Source: File) Top News Manju Kumari was the lone Indian woman to have won a medal in women’s wrestling after clinching a bronze in 59kg category at the Junior World Wrestling Championship in Tampere Finland here Manju registered a 2-0 victory over Ilona Prokopevniuk of Ukraine in her bronze medal play-off bout last night to finish on the podium En-route to her third-place finish Manju defeated Aleksandrina Nikolaeva Kashinova of Bulgaria 5-1 in the 1/8 stage before she was outclassed 0-10 by Japan’s Yuzuru Kumano in the quarterfinals However with the Japanese girl advancing to the final of 59kg Manju got another life in the form of repechage and she did not waste the opportunity In her repechage bout Manju got the better of Tianna Grace Kennett of Canada 4-0 to storm into the bronze-medal round Today Pooja Gehlot (women’s 55kg) and Pooja (women’s 72kg) had a chance to make it to the bronze medal play-offs of their respective weight categories but both lost their repechage bouts Gehlot got off to a fine start defeating Dominika Ewa Kulwicka of Poland 12-0 and Nazira Marsbek Kyzy of Kyrgyzstan 13-3 on her way to the quarters However she lost her quarterfinal bout to Lianna de la Caridad Montero Herrera of Cuba 0-10 But fortunately with the Cuban making the gold-medal round Gehlot got another life But she wasted the chance as she lost her repechage bout 3-8 to Jingliang of China Pooja also got a chance to fight in the repechage round after her pre-quarterfinals opponent Yasuha Matsuyuki of Japan reached the gold medal round The Japanese wrestler had beaten Pooja 10-6 However Pooja could not capitalise on the opportunity going down 0-4 to Hui-Tsz Chang of Chinese Taipei to lose out on a chance to fight for the third-place finish Pooja had earlier beaten Fanwen Shen of China 5-3 in her qualification bout Other Indians in the fray today Reshma Mane (63kg) and Ankush (48kg) lost in initial rounds of their respective weight divisions to bow out of the competition For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15 2017 9:45 pm Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernadez are sharing screen for the first in A Gentleman Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Related News Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez who are busy promoting their forthcoming film A Gentleman were in Ahmedabad today to attend the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) “Watch me live on Facebook as I join the Kabaddi Heroes to salute India at 70 by singing the National Anthem in Ahmedabad at 750pm tonight” Sid wrote on Twitter before the event In his Facebook live video the actor was heard singing the National Anthem along with all the participants “It is an immensely proud moment to be a part of the ceremony on Independence Day Kabaddi is one sport which is gaining a lot of popularity amongst people and being able to watch them play live will be a thrilling experience I feel proud that the Indian sport is making its mark in the country and worldwide I am looking forward to my visit to the heritage city of Gujarat” the Baar Baar Dekho actor had said in a statement to IANS Sidharth and Jacqueline are sharing screen for the first in A Gentleman While managing the promotions of his films Sid is also shooting for his next film Aiyaari There he will be acting alongside Manoj Bajpayee for the first time The film tells the story of a spy and his pupil On the other side Jacky is preparing for Judwaa 2 trailer launch Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Watch me live on Facebook as I join the Kabaddi Heroes to salute India at 70 by singing the National Anthem in Ahmedabad at 750pm tonight pictwittercom/we6XLwHske — Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) August 15 2017 Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra Photo by: Saundarya Mehra While Sidharth was last seen in Baar Baar Dekho opposite Katrina Kaif Jacqueline appeared in A Flying Jatt with Tiger Shroff and Dishoom opposite Varun Dhawan and John Abraham For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: March 11 2017 3:16 am One of the nameplates was stolen from this house in the high-security Lodhi Estate area Abhinav Saha Top News With the arrest of three people the Delhi Police claim to have cracked the theft of brass nameplates of high-ranking government officials from the Lutyens’ Zone The Indian Express had first reported about the thefts on January 21 Police said the accused sold the nameplates at throwaway prices “Two of the accused would dress up as scrap dealers and roam around with a wheelbarrow full of garbage early in the morning This would mislead people and not arouse suspicion of security personnel While roaming the Lutyens’ Zone every time they spotted something valuable they would quickly put them in the pile of garbage They would remove the nameplates using iron tools” police said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) R P Meena identified the accused as Mohammad Munir (22) Saif Ali (22) and Abdul Majid (40) Police said some stolen lights were also recovered from their possession Sources said that a “trap” was laid near bungalow number 100 at Lodhi Estate last week “The accused aroused suspicion of our local staff during patrolling When they were asked to stop they started running but were caught” said a police officer Police said Munir and Ali were the ones who dressed up as scrap dealers They allegedly committed eight such thefts in Lodhi Estate Tughlak Road and Tilak Marg police said Apart from nameplates they stole bulbs and lights fixed outside government bungalows police said They would sell the stolen articles for as little as Rs 100-200 and use the money to buy drugs police said The first such theft of a brass nameplate was reported on January 3 when the staff of Vice-Admiral A K Chawla approached police According to the complaint the brass nameplate from outside the house — on which the address ‘42 Lodhi Estate area’ and the officer’s designation was written — went “missing” overnight Police sources had said that the electroplated metallic letters were stolen and the board they were pasted on was found among bushes adjoining the house In December a similar incident was reported from the house of a Lieutenant General in the Army but a case was not registered The third stolen brass nameplate was reported from ASG Pinki Anand’s home by her husband Devendra Nath on January 10 A team of Special Staff and local police were tasked to crack the case Police sources said an associate of the three accused who is already facing theft charges is on the run For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Bhopal | Published: February 27 2017 3:41 pm Site where eight SIMI undertrials were killed; the jail has 21 more PTI photo Top News Opposition Congress Friday staged a walkout from the Madhya Pradesh Assembly alleging that Bhopal Central Jail break was the outcome of government’s apathy towards security issues and monitoring of prisons Congress MLAs staged the walkout during the Question Hour after Shailendra Patel MLA from Ichhawar in Sehore district alleged that none of district administration officials inspected the Bhopal Central Jail even once during past two years in gross violation of the jail manual Watch what else is in the news Patel said it was necessary for the district administration officials to conduct the inspection of the jail premises once in three months in accordance to jail manual “This has shown the apathy of the state government towards security of jail resulting in jailbreak incident by SIMI operatives on the night of Diwali last year” he alleged Patel also said that DIG (Jails) also did not carry out the routine inspection according to jail manual However in her reply to a question asked by Patel the Minister for Jails Kusum Singh Mehedle admitted that no inspection of Bhopal Central Jail was carried out by the District Collector or any other officer of the district administration two years prior to jailbreak incident On being asked to clarify the minister reiterated that the district administration officers inspected Bhopal Central Jail on December 7 and December 22 last year Not satisfied with the reply members from Opposition benches stood up and alleged that the minister has been misleading as none of officials inspected Bhopal Central Jail before the jailbreak which took place on the night of Diwali The official inspected jail only after this incident Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh said this is a serious issue of security lapse and staged a walk out along with other party MLAs Eight SIMI men awaiting trial had escaped from highly -fortified Bhopal Central Jail last year after killing a warder They were subsequently neutralised in an alleged encounter with police on the same day For all the latest Bhopal News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that his plan is to transform the Congress from bottom upwards and he will like to bring in many new young exciting and dynamic faces In his first interview as party president with National Herald and Qaumi Awaz Gandhi rubbished BJP’s claims that his party fought the recently held Gujarat state elections of casteist lines and said that the party brought the OBC Dalit and the Patidar communities together on a Congress platform Gandhi also strongly attacked the Narendra Modi government saying "there is bankruptcy in the nation" File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi PTI Answering a query Gandhi said his plan was to transform the Congress from bottom upwards "But it is not just my plan it is the desire within the Congress party to 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Supergiants for Rs 10 Lakhs CV Millindsold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 10 Lakhs Vikas Tokassold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10 Lakhs Pradeep Sahu sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 10 Lakhs Jitesh Sharmasold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 10 Lakhs Akhil Arvind Herwadkarsold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 10 lakhs For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Dipanita Nath | Published: June 14 2014 4:12 am A scene from Koogu Top News This quietly rebellious play begins — unlike all theatre traditions — at the gate of the hall when the audience is walking in The people gathered for a show of Koogu (Kannada for shout) have no inkling that the man hanging around and chatting with them casually but constantly is the evening’s solo actor Anish Victor Having created a haze of unknowingness the Bangalore-based actor enters the stage and continues with his performance in which dance sound and song are wrapped in a series of conversations that are “a call or a paean to invoke the warrior who resides in every being” The Delhi show of Koogu will be held at Studio Safdar today The idea of the play was born when Victor and Bangalore-based French dancer Michel Casanovas began talking about life and what it means to be a performance artiste “Our conversations revolved around performance artistes being in constant opposition to something or the other This led us to wonder about what it means to be a warrior about wars and whether there are wars at all or were they figments of the artiste’s imagination We began to improvise and gave our discussions a life as theatre” says Victor adding that Casanovas is the dramaturge of Koogu The hour-long narrative of Koogu swings back and forth in time and between incidents from Victor’s life and events of the world We hear of a grandmother who considered dancing “cheap” and not part of “our culture”; events at a church choir where girls and boys sang together; and a failed attempt at running the school marathon among others “Through these incidents the performance explores the grey areas that exist within the psyche of every performer wherein the ‘character’ one is playing begins to merge with the personality of the ‘performer’” says Victor who illustrates his piece with the folk dance Devarattam and martial arts forms such as Silambattam and Tai Chi Delhi audiences can notch up Koogu alongside recent performances that incorporated audience interaction into the script (C Sharp C Blunt and Something from Nothing among others) Koogu’s script celebrates resistance but his show doesn’t include a stellar episode from Victor’s college days Three years later he co-founded the theatre group Rafiki from which he has now “taken retirement” to concentrate on his personal theatre practice “I am trying to say that theatre is not a mirror; it is a prism through which you can see things in a fresh way” he says Koogu will be staged at Studio Safdar 2254/2A Shadi Khampur on June 14 7 pm Entry: Free Contact: 25709456 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSachin Tendulkar cautioned the batsmen to be wary of the wind factor in New Zealand (Source: Reuters) With the World Cup around the corner cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar gave batsmen in international cricket a peek into his mantra for success while batting in the challenging conditions and wickets of Australia and New Zealand One of the most decorated cricketers in the history of the game Tendulkar played in six World Cups from 1992 to 2011 The one in 1992 was his maiden appearance at the quadrennial extravaganza “Perth and Brisbane are renowned for their fast and bouncy wickets that will easily expose inexperience Both batsmen and bowlers have low margins for errors As a batsman if you understand the pace and bounce then you could get on top of the bowling” Tendulkar wrote in his World Cup column for ICC He added “For the bowler the good-length spot is smaller in area on these wickets and the batsman can capitalise if the line and length falters But if they extract bounce from the good length areas then it would make the batsman’s life difficult” The 41-year-old who retired from international cricket in November 2013 cautioned the batsmen to be wary of the wind factor in New Zealand “In New Zealand batsmen will have to beware of the windy conditions due to the geographical locations of some of the venues The wind sometimes can be strong enough to seriously affect a batsman’s timing playing against the wind your back lift is faster but the down-swing is considerably slow while the ball is coming on faster – and vice-versa from the other end” Tendulkar is the most successful batsman in ICC’s pinnacle event with 2278 runs in 45 matches including 482 runs in nine matches in India’s successful campaign in the 2011 World Cup He spoke about the ground shapes and long boundaries in Australia and New Zealand “The other peculiarity of grounds in New Zealand is that not all of them are the traditional round shape In Australia the Adelaide Oval true to its name has shorter boundaries at point and square leg but very long straight boundaries As a visiting team this makes a big difference because it affects the field positions and bowling strategies” Tendulkar said “The bigger grounds in Australia also result in longer boundaries I remember when they had full boundaries during the ’99 series I called for a fourth run on a Ricky Ponting throw from the boundary We ran in spite of Ricky’s strong arm knowing that the ball would take some time to reach the wicketkeeper Even though the boundaries have been brought in since then they continue to be long “For players struggling with form the additional fielder in the circle will pose a challenge as rotating the strike will be tougher But at the same time as a batsman let me say that if we have two in-form batsmen at the crease … then God help the bowlers” Tendulkar is the leading run-getter in ODIs with 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