Three Valuable Boat Engines Stolen – Kirkcudbright

first_imgKirkcudbright Marina, Copyright DGWGO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Officers in Kirkcudbright are investigating the theft of three marine engines from boats in the town. Sometime overnight Sunday 15/Monday 16 April two outboard engines have been stolen from the premises of the Sailing Club in Castledykes Road. Another engine has been stolen sometime between Thursday 19 and Saturday 21 April, from a boat in the garden of a house which looks directly over the Kirkcudbright Sailing Club. The total value of the engines stolen is well into the thousands of pounds.Constable Courtney Richards said “clearly the engines have been targeted for theft and these engines are not light, and would take some handling. Anyone who has been around the area of the sailing club over the past week is asked to consider whether they might have seen anything suspicious, or anything which might have seemed out of place for some reason. Anyone wishing to pass information on to us can do so though the 101 number, quoting the reference number PDG 00811404187We are also taking this opportunity to remind those who have boats, engines or other property in the area to consider the security of their property in the light of these recent crimes. Likewise if they haven’t been along recently to the yard then to consider a visit to ensure all is well with their property. Police Scotland offer free crime prevention advice and anyone who wishes a crime prevention survey should contact their local Crime Reduction Officer through the 101 number.”last_img read more

World Bank launches recruitment drive for Caribbean nationals

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! WASHINGTON, Aug 2, CMC – The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Caribbean professionals in its work force.“This commitment to hire Caribbean nationals reflects the Bank Group’s senior leadership commitment for a diverse workforce in which Caribbean nationals can play a key role in fighting poverty and increasing shared prosperity,” said the Washington-based financial institution.“A career with the World Bank Group offers a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems,” it added.The World Bank said staffers work with governments, civil society groups, the private sector and others in developing countries around the world, assisting clients in all areas of development.These include policy and strategic advice; and identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of development projects.“We are currently seeking qualified professionals to fill various roles within the institution that may be located in Washington, D.C. or one of our WBG (World Bank Group) regional offices,” the bank said.It said minimum qualifications for entry level positions include a Master’s degree, plus five years of relevant professional experience.For mid-career professionals, the World Bank said minimum requirements are a Master’s degree, plus eight years of relevant professional experience.“Ideal candidates for these positions must have a demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking, the ability to conduct dialogue on relevant development policies and priorities, and fluency in English is required,” said the bank, adding that fluency or proficiency in other languages, in particular Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian, is a plus.The World Bank said shortlisted candidates may be contacted as early as August 2016 for interviews, which may-be conducted in Washington, D.C. or locations in Caribbean. Applications deadline is August 7, 2016.Interviews will be conducted through September 2016.“During this year, the World Bank seeks to recruit highly qualified professionals who are looking for an exciting career,” said Omari Seitu Williams, acting Chargé d’ Affaires at the Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United States in an email message to nationals in the US Diaspora.Williams said currently there exists vacant positions within the World Bank (IBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) located in Washington, D.C or in one of its regional offices. 53 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share InternationalMoneyNewsPrintRegional World Bank launches recruitment drive for Caribbean nationals by: Caribbean Media Corporation – August 2, 2016last_img read more

7layers Introduces a Test Bench for NB-IoT Conformance Tests

first_imgAs part of Release 13, 3GPP has specified an independent, new radio interface, the Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT), also called LTE Cat NB1. NB-IoT has been optimized for machine type communications, operating in the licensed spectrum. Due to its low power consumption and narrowband wide area radio characteristics, NB-IoT allows for a large range of devices and services for Internet of Things (IoT) applications to be connected in a cost-efficient and secure way.Due to the security and service related core functions of a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), included in mobile terminals, new USIM and USAT conformance tests for NB-IoT terminals are now part of the test specification 3GPP TS 31.121 Rel-13 and TS 31.124 Rel-13. Based on this new standard, Mobile Network Operators can ensure the authentication of the terminals that are accessing their networks and services. UICC cards can also support additional security capabilities and toolkits which can be used by IoT services providers to enhance the security and services of their IoT solutions.In order to address the growing market requirements for secure, low power, wide area technology, the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has introduced a new work item – WI#266 – for the qualification of NB-IoT terminals in conjunction with their USIM and USAT features.7layers, in a joint cooperation with one of Asia’s leading chipset manufacturers, has developed a new test bench for NB-IoT USIM, to ensure conformity with 3GPP standards of IoT and/or M2M devices equipped with NB-IoT modules.This new NB-IoT test bench from 7layers, which can be run on the InterLab test solution DEVICE/UICC, in combination with the R&S CMW500 network simulator, is now commercially available.The InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC is ideally suited to handle highly complex test set-ups, necessary to verify terminal/UICC interface conformance requirements. These are geared to ensure interoperability between a wireless device, a UICC and a mobile network, independent of the terminal manufacturer, card issuer or operator. For more information about Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC and the new NB-IoT test bench, click here.last_img read more

Anritsu Introduces 43.5 GHz Extended-K Coaxial Connector Family for Test Equipment

first_imgAnritsu Company has introduced the Extended-K™ family of coaxial connectors with mode-free and traceable performance up to 43.5 GHz. The new Extended-K family provides price and performance benefits, along with guaranteed electrical specifications, high reliability, and environmental robustness in numerous high-frequency applications, including 5G backhaul, aerospace/defense satellites, and millimeter wave (mmWave) body scanner designs. For designs and configuration that do not require frequency coverage beyond 43.5 GHz, the new flexible Extended-K connectors can serve as an alternative to retooling a test set for 2.4 mm connectors.The performance of all Extended-K connectors is traceable to a national metrology institute. Its mode-free performance to 43.5 GHz eliminates the possibility of incorrect measurement data at a resonance point. The connectors provide true parameter performance in the proposed frequency band with a 99% level of confidence. Rated to MIL-PRF-39012 and MIL-STD-202F, the Extended-K connectors maintain their high reliability and robustness in harsh environments.Fully operational from DC to 43.5 GHz, the Extended-K connectors remove needless costs associated with migrating from 2.92 mm to more expensive high-frequency connectors when operation past 43.5 GHz is not warranted. These new connectors can be used in a variety of applications, from component connectors to PCBs and test equipment.Click here to read more information about the Anritsu’s Extended-K connectors.last_img read more

Lady Argos Finish Regular Season Ranked No. 1

first_img Shaneka Gordon (Photo courtesy of Ron Besser) PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West of West Florida women’s soccer team will head into this weekend’s Gulf South Conference Tournament not only as number one seed in the tournament but the top ranked Division II team in the country. The Argos claim the top spot for the fifth consecutive week after a convincing 10-0 shutout over Lambuth University in the season finale.The Argos match against Lamuth was a historic match on the individual and team levels. In the match the Argo’s Shakira Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) broke UWF’s single season record for points and goals with 65 and 27 respectively. Also as a team the Lady Argos surpassed last season’s record total for points in a season (260) and goals scored (96) in their final regular season contest.Friday marks the beginning of the GSC Soccer Tournament held at Brosnaham Park here in Pensacola. The Argos look to defend last season’s championship as they take on No. 4 seed Christian Brothers in the semifinals at 1:30pm CT Friday afternoon. For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Lady Argos Finish Regular Season Ranked No. 1last_img read more

Coronavirus: 2020 French Open Moved To September

first_img“The whole world is affected by the public health crisis connected with COVID-19. In order to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in organising the tournament, the French Tennis Federation has made the decision to hold the 2020 edition of Roland-Garros from 20th September to 4th October 2020.“Though nobody is able to predict what the situation will be on 18th May, the current confinement measures have made it impossible for us to continue with our preparations and, as a result, we are unable to hold the tournament on the dates originally planned.“In order to act responsibly and protect the health of its employees, service providers and suppliers during the organisation period, the FFT has chosen the only option that will allow them to maintain the 2020 edition of the tournament while joining the fight against COVID-19.“At this important period in its history, and since the progress of the stadium modernisation means the tournament can be held at this time, the FFT was keen to maintain the 2020 tournament. Therefore, this year’s Roland-Garros will be held from 20th September to 4th October.“This decision was made in the interest of both the community of professional tennis players, whose 2020 season has already been compromised, and of the many fans of tennis and Roland-Garros.”“We have made a difficult yet brave decision in this UNPRECEDENTED situation, which has evolved greatly since last weekend. We are acting responsibly, and must work together in the fight to ensure everybody’s health and safety,” explained Bernard Giudicelli, President of the FFT.“Any tickets already purchased will either be refunded or exchanged to take into account the new dates of Roland-Garros 2020. We will give details about how to do this in a subsequent press release.”Earlier this week, the WTA announced that the Tour will be suspended until May 2 with three events postponed.The ATP tour had earlier suspended all competitions for six weeks.Related The 2020 French Open will now be played in September because of the coronavirus pandemic tournament organisers announced on Tuesday.The tournament, the second Grand Slam on the professional tennis calendar traditionally takes place between May and June annually.This year’s event had been scheduled for 26 May through to 9 June.Organisers say the tournament will now hold between 20 September 20 and 4 October.The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus has wreaked havoc on global sports calendar and following the men’s ATP and women’s WTA tours decisions to postpone all competitions until May, speculation have been rife about the fate of Roland Garros.“The current confinement measures have made it impossible for us to continue with the dates originally planned,” a French Tennis Federation statement read.last_img read more

Fan group urges UEFA to curb Champions League ticket hikes

first_imgGENEVA (AP): After Barcelona and Manchester United raised prices for their Champions League quarter-final matches, UEFA was urged yesterday to enforce stricter ticketing rules by a group representing European football fans.Football Supporters Europe (FSE) criticised “exorbitant pricing” in rises imposed on visiting fans by two of the world’s wealthiest clubs.After Barcelona set prices at €118 (US$134) for visiting Man United fans, the English club retaliated with an equivalent £102 price for away fans at Old Trafford. Subsidised Tickets Man United said £27 (US$35) from each ticket sold to Barcelona fans will subsidise tickets at Camp Nou for its own fans “again being subjected to increased/excessive prices”.“Yet again, this is proof that the current regulations for UEFA competitions are not sufficient,” the fan group said in a statement, claiming Barcelona and Porto were problem clubs.English clubs have long complained to UEFA about opposing clubs, typically in Spain, raising prices for their travelling fans.UEFA’s current rules prohibit two-tier pricing and have been used to force Anderlecht and AEK Athens to compensate Bayern Munich fans in the past two seasons. Bayern fans attending the away games were due to get €30 (US$34) from Anderlecht and €10 (US$11.30) from AEK.However, most Barcelona fans avoid paying the full price charged to visitors. The club discounts prices for season-ticket holders and members.“We expect UEFA to change the regulations to state that ticket prices for away fans should be the same as the cheapest tickets available for home fans,” FSE said.The Germany-based group, described by UEFA as a “key stakeholder”, also said Man United’s “reciprocal pricing is part of the problem”.“Barcelona fans should not be forced to pay for the sins of their club,” FSE said. “Indeed, just because elite-level football is awash with money does not mean that fans are – quite the opposite. It is incumbent upon clubs to recognise this fact and act accordingly.”Champions League safety rules currently say that away fan tickets “must not exceed the price paid for tickets of a comparable category” for home fans.A strict interpretation of UEFA rules could see Man United more likely to face a disciplinary case, despite seeking to help its own fans financially by raising prices for Barcelona’s visit on April 10.UEFA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

Report: Wolves 3-1 Bristol City

first_imgThe Robins actually matched their hosts for much of the first half, deservedly cancelling out Nouha Dicko’s early opener through a Sam Baldock penalty on 24 minutes.But Dicko’s cross deflected in off Derrick Williams just before half-time to fortuitously put the hosts back in front.And Wolves had several chances to increase their margin of victory in the second period, ultimately having to wait for Bakary Sako to come off the bench and put the game to bed with his side’s third with 14 minutes left.Steve Cotterill made two changes to his side who came from 2-0 down to claim a point at home to Milton Keynes Dons last time out. Right wing-back Scott Wagstaff, usually a certain starter, missed out with a hamstring injury, while Marlon Pack dropped to the bench.Marvin Elliott took Pack’s place in midfield, while Derrick Williams stepped into the back three with Karleigh Osborne moving out to the right.A torrential downpour an hour before kick-off made conditions difficult from the off, but it was City who carved out the first notable opportunity.Jay Emmanuel-Thomas dropped deep and threaded a low pass between defenders for Bobby Reid to run on to and hit a first-time shot which had to be beaten away by rookie Wolves keeper Aaron McCarey.However, the Robins would soon be falling behind when debutant Dicko, reportedly a target of Cotterill’s earlier this month, dispatched a Lee Evans pass with an instinctive left-footed finish to beat Elliott Parish down by his near post.The goal apart, it was hard to find too much fault with City’s performance. The hosts were a threat in the final third, as expected, but Parish was otherwise untested before Baldock converted his third spot-kick in little over a month.It was the skipper who instigated the move, sliding the ball in behind James Henry for Greg Cunningham to chase. When the Irishman got their first, he carried the ball across the front of the winger, who clumsily tapped his ankles from behind to leave referee Nigel Miller with little choice but to point to the spot.Up stepped Baldock after a lengthy delay to sidefoot the ball confidently into the corner as McCarey dived the wrong way.By now City were the more confident outfit and the home crowd were beginning to turn as Elliott met Reid’s corner but headed straight at Reid.At the other end Michael Jacobs let fly from distance with a shot Parish could only parry back into the danger zone before he was bailed out by Osborne’s last-ditch clearance.And the home side got the lucky break they needed two minutes before the interval when Dicko’s driven cross struck the unfortunate Williams and dribbled into the corner of the net with Parish helpless.Wolves sensed their opportunity to rub salt into City wounds with a third goal early in the second half to potentially kill off the visiting challenge.It would take an inspired sequence of defending from Osborne to keep Kenny Jackett’s side at bay. First he threw himself at James Henry’s shot before making a follow-up block from the same player, and then produced more of the same to protect Parish from an Evans drive.It seemed to galvanise his team-mates too, as Emmanuel-Thomas threatened to find an equaliser with a placed effort pushed away by McCarey before Cunningham cleared the crossbar at the end of the same phase of play.It was the most open period of the game as the contest approached its three-quarter mark.A low cross from former City left-back Scott Golbourne found Henry on the penalty spot only for his shot to fly the wrong side of the post, while Emmanuel-Thomas’ 30-yard free kick was tremendously struck but inches wide.There was no doubt Wolves had improved since the break, and were really upping the ante in their bid to make the game safe.First Kevin McDonald’s dipping shot had to be tipped over by the acrobatic Parish, before Dicko appeared to be hauled down by Adam El-Abd only for Miller to see nothing wrong.However, just as Cotterill prepared to bring on Wes Burns as his first change, Wolves substitute Sako latched on to a loose ball with a ruthless first-time strike into the bottom corner from 25 yards.Dicko and Sako were both tantalisingly close to adding a fourth goal, but that would have been harsh on a City side who were only outplayed when having to chase the game.last_img read more

‘The pressure is off tonight’ – Smith

first_imgTo do that, they face a home test against the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur this evening (Friday, January 4th, 7.45pm KO).It goes without saying how big an occasion tonight’s tie is for Smith, who is on a season-long loan at Rovers.The winger says the camp are “excited” for the cup showdown at Prenton Park, and will look to “try our best” against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.He said: “It’s a massive game for the club and all the lads are buzzing for it, to be fair.“Everyone is excited because it’s a chance to test yourself against some of the best players in the world, so we’re all really excited about it.“It’s exciting for me too obviously. When you’re younger, you dream of playing against big teams from the Premier League so on a personal level it’s really exciting.“We all watched the draw in our own homes but as soon as it was announced that we were playing Tottenham we were exchanging messages on our Whatsapp team chat.“Now we’ve got to go out there and know that there is no pressure on us. All we can do is go out there and try our best.”Smith linked up with Mark Palios’ Sky Bet League Two side back in July and believes the experience has benefitted him as a young footballer.He’s also looking to build on his goals tally and help Rovers push for promotion.“It’s been brilliant,” Smith added. “Of course there are ups and downs but overall I’ve loved being on loan here. I have scored five goals at the minute but I’d love to get ten to match last season.“I’ve played a lot of football and I have learnt a lot. I feel I am maturing as a player but I know there is still a lot to learn from the experienced players. But I’m continuing to grow and step up as a player.“We’re three points off the play-offs we stand. We started the season brilliantly so to finish in the play-offs is the aim.”Tonight’s tie kicks-off the Third Round of matches in the FA Cup and will be broadcast live on BT Sport.Bristol City will host Huddersfield Town at Ashton Gate tomorrow (5.30pm KO).last_img read more

Scott’s hat-trick propels Henrietta FC to convincing win

first_imgTHE Essequibo Coast and Pomeroon Football Association’s sponsored Under-15 football tournament continued last Saturday, with another double-header at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground. In the opening fixture, Dartmouth FC and Supenaam FC played to an exciting 2-2 draw.Both teams showed promising displays of ball control and had the fair-sized crowd in frenzy. Opening the account was Dartmouth’s Stephon Clarke in the 14th minute when he smartly tapped the ball into the net from close range.Not to be intimidated, Supenaam responded soon after when Ashton Chappelle took on two defenders and slipped the ball past the diving goalkeeper in the 22nd minute to level the score.It remained even until halftime as both teams traded shots without further success. After the interval, Supenaam remained aggressive and continued to keep more of the ball possession.It paid off eventually when Kyle Bascom brilliantly scored in the 47th minute to send Supenaam ahead. They remained assured for another 15 minutes, dominating the proceedings.However, Dartmouth’s Marvin Garraway proved incisive as his accurate and powerful long range shot flew past the goalkeeper for him to score in the 64th minute to level the score again.The teams tried desperately to break the deadlock but were unable until referee Jamal Allicock called time in the 70-minute affair.In the second game at the same venue, Super XI of Charity claimed a 1-0 win against Queenstown FC to remain unbeaten in the competition after two rounds. The lone goal came off the boot of Super XI’s Deron Garraway who netted in the 65th minute to seal the match which was evenly contested.On Sunday, the lone fixture was between Henrietta FC and Devonshire Castle FC which attracted another large gathering, as the fans cheered and supported the junior footballers. When play began, astonishingly a goal was scored in the first minute when Henrietta’s Allistaire Abrams ran through and found the back of the net.The home team were again jubilant when Arron Caesar scored in the 6th minute to give his team the early momentum.The game progressed nicely thereafter, as Devonshire Castle found their rhythm. It was then their turn and Marvin Persaud hammered one past the goalkeeper in the 12th minute to keep his team in the hunt.They continued to hunt for more goals and succeeded in the 35th minute off the boot of Jamar Jack to level the score at halftime. It was interestingly poised at that moment until Emmanuel Scott stole the spotlight to unleash his skill on his way to a hat-trick to cease the initiative and the gameHe was on the score-sheet in the 40th minute from an accurate long range shot. He then created a wonderful piece of play only to be fouled in the penalty box. He then successfully converted the penalty in the 49th minute for his second. At 4-2, Henrietta United were content on playing it safe by passing the ball around.In the dying stages, they found some life again when Emmanuel Scott netted in the 72nd minute for his third and Henrietta United going 5-2 up until referee Joseph Kistoo ended another entertaining encounter. More matches are scheduled for the week-end as the ECPFA continue to create and develop opportunities for the junior players from across the Region and Pomeroon.last_img read more

MSU’s Kaleb Eulls accepts invite to Senior Bowl

first_imgMississippi State will have at least two representatives in this year’s Senior Bowl. The All-Star game announced MSU defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls accepted his invitation on Monday.Eulls joins teammate and fellow defensive lineman Preston Smith as Bulldogs who will play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.More MSU players could accept invites as the game draws closer.Eulls finished the regular season with 33 tackles to go with three sacks. Only Smith has more tackles among defensive lineman.Eulls started every game of his four-year career at Mississippi State.last_img read more

End of the road for Conte at Chelsea

first_imgAntonio Conte is no longer Chelsea boss, with the club set to announce his departure. Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is in line to take over at Stamford Bridge and appears to be close to being confirmed as the Blues’ new manager. AdChoices广告Conte took training when some of the Chelsea squad returned for pre-season this week but has long been expected to be replaced this summer.He was in charge of the Italian national team before taking over at the Bridge in 2016.Having won the Premier League title in Conte’s first season at the helm, last term was a troubled one for Chelsea – although it ended with them winning the FA Cup.Napoli recently replaced Sarri with former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti but the 59-year-old remains under contract at the Serie A club.Chelsea have therefore had to agree a compensation package with Napoli, whose president Aurelio De Laurentiis said on Wednesday that the two clubs were close to a deal.Italian media quoted De Laurentiis as saying: “Sarri is close to being new Chelsea manager. My lawyers are in talks with his lawyers to finalise everything.” See also:Sarri set to be confirmed as Chelsea boss, says Napoli chiefKenedy completes move back to NewcastleChelsea set to confirm Conte’s departureConte’s eventful Chelsea reign: in numbersConte’s departure confirmed by Chelsea [/media-credit] Antonio Conte is set to leave Chelseacenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Manchester United have attracted 16-year-old Norwegian Isaac Hansen-Aaron

first_imgEnglish Manchester United have attracted Norwegian prodigy Isaac Hansen-Aaron. The 16-year-old talent came to Old Trafford from second division Tromso.The new moon is defined by many experts, such as the new Erling Halland. The transfer between United and Tromso was agreed a few months ago. Hansen-Aaron entered the history of the Norwegian club, making his debut at just 15 years old. So he became the youngest player to ever play for the team. The teenager recorded 7 games and one assist, but could not save Tromso from relegation.Harry Maguire pleads not guilty to all chargesThe Syros trial has been adjourned until Tuesdaylast_img read more

FA Drops Hammer on Charlie Austin

first_imgSouthampton striker Charlie Austin has been charged after appearing to make an obscene gesture towards Manchester City supporters, the Football Association (FA) in England said on Thursday.Austin was caught making a two-fingered gesture towards a section of booing away fans at St Mary’s Stadium while being substituted during Southampton’s 3-1 English Premier League defeat on Sunday.“It is alleged that Mr Austin’s gesture in or around the 68th minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting,” the FA said in a statement.Austin has until 1800 GMT on Monday to respond to the charge.Relatedlast_img read more

Red Bull host Dynamite FC of Nigeria

first_imgSogakope-based Red Bull Academy will on Friday, January 30, host Dynamite Football Club of Nigeria in an international friendly at the Academy grounds.The match is to prepare Red Bull for the season’s competitions.Dynamite FC, based in the oil-rich Delta State is expected in town with a 20-man contingent.Uriel Cubagee, Public Relations Officer of the Academy told GNA Sports that their guests have named a strong side for the game.Among players making the trip are Julius Osunsumwem, Egbo Johnbull, Richard Egbos, Akpos Ojo, Martins Aniwhe, Efosa Igbinovia, Charles Emma, Peter Wessy , Innocent Olomu ,Ojo Adogbeji and Azia Godspower with Godwin Opofou and Henry Ofubu, Chief Coach and Team Manager respectively.He said the encounter will mark the second meeting against a Nigerian opponent after a 4-0 thrashing of Prominent FC last November. The hosts will parade the likes of Rahid Sulemana, Abdul Ganiyu, Jonathan Eshun, Ishmael Hammond, Livingstone Logoh, Joshua Otoo, Justice Kakah, Felix Adjei, Ayi Zeno and Emmanuel Offei for the international friendly.German-born trainer Han Peter Schaller will direct affairs from the bench.Source: GNAlast_img read more

Gareth Bale ‘rejected by MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands’ with out-of-favour Welshman stuck at Real Madrid

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! REAL vs FAKE GOLD People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelscenter_img GARETH BALE was reportedly rejected by an MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands.The Welshman has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Los Blancos but his £650,000-a-week wages mean that few clubs can afford him.Gareth Bale was reportedly “rejected by an MLS club due to his staggering wage packet”Bale’s current contract does not come to an end until 2022 and Zidane was desperate to flog the Welsh star in 2019, but a £1m-a-week move to Jiangsu Suning fell through late in the day.The 30-year-old was subsequently re-integrated into the first-team in Madrid but the injury-prone superstar has struggled to make much of an impact – scoring just three goals and assisting a further two in 18 appearances this term.According to the Athletic, Bale was offered to an MLS side in the Eastern Conference but his staggering wage packet proved to be a stumbling block.However his agent Jonathan Barnett swiftly rebuked the claim telling ESPN that it was “rubbish” that Bale had been offered anywhere.This comes less than a month after the Real ace spoke highly of the United States’ top-flight.He told the Hat Trick Podcast: “I like it. It’s a league on the rise and continues to grow.“I would definitely be interested.”Newcastle, soon to have mega-millions if the Saudi takeover goes ahead, also have been linked.The Wales star has been determined to remain in the Spanish capital despite his strained relationship with Zidane. In January Bale’s agent claimed he will see out his contract until at the Bernabeu until 2022.Barnett, speaking at the Association of Football Agents meeting in London, said: “He’s got another two-and-a-half years left on his contract, and he’s fine.“He will be there, everything will be fine.“That’s what I’ve always said. I’ve never deviated from that.”Spanish football has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic and a whole host of top talent are expected to be flogged in the summer.Recent reports claim that Real must offload at least five of the club’s top earners in order to splash out in the next transfer window, as there will be a total of 37 players in their squad following the return of numerous loanees.The club was said to be considering allowing the Welsh marksman to leave for free just to get his mega-bucks wages off the books.He has also been linked with a return to Tottenham, as well as joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revolution at Manchester United.But despite doubts over Bale and several other players’ futures, Zizou is said to have reassured them when they returned to training last week.He told the aces: “I’m going to need you all” as they still harbour hopes of completing the double.Bale joined from Spurs in 2013 for £86m and has won four Champions League titles during his time at the Bernabeu.Bale recreates iconic Champions League final goal in living room as Real Madrid star attempts ‘2.6 Challenge’ for NHS Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Source: Soccer – read more

Help wanted: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker at Sumner Mental Health Center

first_imgHelp wanted: PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION WORKERSumner Mental Health Center has an opening for an individual to provide psychosocial rehabilitation services to children/youth.  Job requirements include sufficient writing skills for documentation of services in an electronic medical record; time-management skills; a High School diploma or GED, and prior experience working with children/youth and families. Excellent benefit package. Background checks required for employment.Applications are available at Sumner Mental Health Center 1601 W. 16th Street, Wellington, KS or resumes may be emailed to read more

Wrapping up the holidays in an eco-friendly way

first_img This undated photo provided by Wrappily shows some of the company’s holiday wrap designs. Wrappily’s papers are printed on underutilized newspaper presses in Washington State. Founder Sara Smith says “At its core, gifting is based on thoughtfulness, but for many ending a gift exchange by sending a pile of trash to landfill dampens the joy. Wrappily offers a solution that’s thoughtfully made, environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable/compostable.” (Kirsty Copperfield/Wrappily via AP) For many of us, wrapping gifts is even more fun than giving them. But each year, we throw away miles and miles of wrapping paper, much of which can’t be recycled because of inks, coatings or other additives.If you want to make a gift to the environment at the same time you’re giving to others, choose any of a variety of smart, stylish and eco-friendly ways to gift-wrap this year.To really get on the eco express, wrap gifts in vintage road maps, pages from old books, newspaper comics, foreign language newspapers, kids’ drawings, brown paper bags. Clean and reuse tins, bottles or packaging from favorite stores. Or borrow the Japanese tradition of furoshiki, wrapping gifts in fabric by using scarves, thin blankets, tea towels or other eye-catching pieces of material.But there’s also a growing number of eco-friendly papers out there. Sara Smith of Maui, Hawaii, founded the company Wrappily in an effort to “green-up giving.”“After learning that gift wrap generates over 4 million tons of trash every year, I had a ‘what-if’ realization: What if wrapping paper could be printed on a newspaper press, so it was made locally and easy to recycle?” she says. She set up her supply chain, milling, printing and packaging in Washington State.“I’m certain no one has over-thought wrapping paper to the extent I have,” she laughs.She promotes indie artists and prints the designs on uncoated, 100-percent recyclable and compostable newsprint. Wrappily offers customized papers as well as ready-to-ship, printed ones. For example, there are birch tree, reindeer and argyle-knit motifs by artist Nadia Hassan of Greensboro, North Carolina, and festive, midcentury-modern geometrics from Manhattan studio Hour of Nine. There’s a modern take on Scandinavian folk art from Dutch designer Tamara Houtveen in a zingy palette of pinks, reds, blues and citron.At The Container Store, designs this season include a tailored antler print in warm navy and tan hues; a retro Rudolph pattern; and a cozy snowflake pattern on a gray, cable-knit printed background — all printed either on recycled paper or recycled cotton.Paper Source partners with mills and printers that follow sustainability practices. The company also recycles, donates or reuses all its scrap paper.At Grandin Road , there’s a black-and-tan or red-and-gold geometric print on paper that’s made from the bark of the Lokta bush in Nepal. Sales help support a women’s co-op in a region of that country that was ravaged by a 2015 earthquake.Bloomin , a Colorado company, offers seed paper: richly colored sheets made from recycled paper pulp embedded with flower, vegetable, herb, grass and tree seeds. You can use it for gift tags and cards, and then the paper can be soaked in water and planted by the gift recipient.Los Angeles design studio Art Paper Scissors offers packets of little drawstring Hanukkah countdown goodie bags made of unbleached muslin, printed with heat-transferred blue numbers.InterfaithLiving in Silver Spring, Maryland, offers designs on that combine Christmas and Hanukkah images and messages, printed on recycled, recyclable Kraft paper. This undated photo provided by The Container Store shows an eco friendly gift wrap design. Wintry and holiday repeating motifs of snowflakes, reindeer and antlers make for chic and festive gift wraps available at The Container Store are made of recycled paper or recycled cotton. (The Container Store via AP) 1 of 6 This undated photo provided by Wrappily shows one of the company’s holiday wrap designs. Wrappily’s papers are printed on underutilized newspaper presses in Washington State. Founder Sara Smith says “At its core, gifting is based on thoughtfulness, but for many ending a gift exchange by sending a pile of trash to landfill dampens the joy. Wrappily offers a solution that’s thoughtfully made, environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable/compostable.” (Kirsty Copperfield/Wrappily via AP) This undated photo provided by Wrappily shows some of the company’s holiday wrap designs. Wrappily’s papers are printed on underutilized newspaper presses in Washington State. Founder Sara Smith says “At its core, gifting is based on thoughtfulness, but for many ending a gift exchange by sending a pile of trash to landfill dampens the joy. Wrappily offers a solution that’s thoughtfully made, environmentally responsible and 100% recyclable/compostable.” (Kirsty Copperfield/Wrappily via AP) This undated photo provided by The Container Store shows an eco friendly gift wrap design. Wintry and holiday repeating motifs of snowflakes, reindeer and antlers make for chic and festive gift wraps available at The Container Store are made of recycled paper or recycled cotton. (The Container Store via AP) This undated photo provided by The Container Store shows an eco friendly gift wrap design. Wintry and holiday repeating motifs of snowflakes, reindeer and antlers make for chic and festive gift wraps available at The Container Store are made of recycled paper or recycled cotton. (The Container Store via AP)last_img read more

Gareth Bale returns to give Carlo Ancelotti the luxury of a fully fit Real Madrid squad

first_img EFE It’s good news for the Italian coach, who not so long ago was without a number of regulars due to injuries and suspensions.  Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez will be especially fresh for the match at the Vicente Calderon as both missed the weekend’s game through suspension.  Iker Casillas, Keylor Navas, Pacheco; Carvajal, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Coentrao; Khedira, Kroos, Illarramendi, Lucas Silva, Modric, Isco, James; Bale, Jesé, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Hernandez. Gareth Bale, who missed the win over Eibar at the weekend, has recovered in time.  The players will meet at Madrid’s training ground on Monday night at 20:15, where they will spend the next 24 hours before the game.  CEST Fabio Coentrao and Sami Khedira have both been included in the squad as well. They will take part in a light training session on Tuesday morning. 13/04/2015 Bale’s return from a muscle injury is the major talking point, though, with the Welshman likely to start alongside Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.  Here is the list of players called up by Ancelotti:  Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has been able to call up his whole squad for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.  Upd. at 17:37 Karim Benzema, meanwhile, should start after resting against Eibar. last_img read more

Gareth Bale’s career at Real Madrid ends in a disgraceful manner

first_imgAdvertisement bsnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9m9d7l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2ab2Would you ever consider trying this?😱bvkdfCan your students do this? 🌚x5Roller skating! Powered by Firework It is almost certain that Gareth Bale will not be a player of Real Madrid anymore in the next season. The manager of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that the Wales wizard is not in his plans for the next season. So, Gareth Bale will have to find a new club in the next season.Advertisement However, it is really doubtful how many clubs will be interested to sign Gareth Bale in the next season. The current wages of Gareth Bale are really high and the top European clubs will not be much interested to buy him with a huge transfer fee at this moment considering his current form.Advertisement According to the sources, Gareth Bale tried to clear his stance in this circumstances. He told,“I’ve got three years contract left. If they want me to go they’ll have to pay me €17m a year. Otherwise I’ll stay. Doesn’t matter if I don’t play, I’ll just play golf”.Advertisement The manager of the Los Blancos, Zinedine Zidane did not even consider to play Bale as a substitute in their last La Liga match against Real Betis. The situation is certainly not in the favour of the Wales wizard. Now we have to monitor the situation closely to find the next destination of Bale.Barcelona to steal in on Harry Kane over Real Madrid Advertisementlast_img read more

Aubameyang shines as Gunners pull off heroic comeback to win derby

first_imgIT’S brawl over.Arsenal are top dogs again, snapping and snarling their way to supremacy in north London with this crazy victory.15 The Gunners pulled off a heroic comeback to secure three points against their rivalsCredit: AFP or licensorsThey put four past Tottenham, putting their bitter rivals back in their place with an aggressive, physical, powerful performance.Spurs played their part in that too, down to 10 men for the final five minutes after Jan Vertonghen was sent off.This was old-fashioned and very English, with eight yellows shared between these two warring sides, plus the red for Vertonghen.Both defences took the afternoon off.Tottenham fan arrested at The Emirates after a banana skin was thrown at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in derby defeat to Arsenal15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled out an impressive celebration after his first strikeCredit: Getty Images – Getty 15 Lucas Torreira scored Arsenal’s fourth goal to complete the comebackCredit: Getty Images – Getty15 Alexandre Lacazette scored after he replaced Alex IwobiCredit: ReutersPierre Emerick Aubameyang scored goals one and two for Arsenal, with Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira finising Spurs off.Somewhere in between all that, Eric Dier had made it 1-1 and Harry Kane made it 2-1 from the spot before Arsenal came back into it.This was powerkeg stuff, with passions running high between these two north London clubs.It was a crazy, chaotic game.BRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophy15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring after 10 minutes at the EmiratesCredit: Reuters15 Eric Dier scored from the spot before chaos erupted on the sidelinesCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Emirates, finally, was raucous, with Arsenal supporters leaping up on to railings to celebrate Emerick-Aubameyang’s 56th minute leveller.Defeat was not an option for Arsenal.To lose to Tottenham, to be beaten in their own backyard by Poch’s team, would have been too much for some.Not quite poisonous enough for a fly-by at Old Trafford on Wednesday, but there a few groans into the soy lattes this morning.Unai Emery talks about Aaron Ramsey’s contribution in Arsenal’s derby win over Tottenham15 England captain Harry Kane scored from the spot to make it 2-1Credit: AFP or licensorsThis game was running on caffeine, speeding along after Aubameyang scored Arsenal’s opening goal.Emery’s players were high on energy and enthusiasm, tearing in to these Tottenham players and taking the time away from them.Spurs could not handle the pace, conceding a soft penalty just 10 minutes in when Vertonghen handballed at a corner under pressure from Shkodran Mustafi.Aubameyang scored from the spot, giving Spurs fans the bird by celebrating wildly in front of them.15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a stunner to level the scoring in the 56th minuteCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdBeyond that, it was difficult for celebrity ref Mike Dean to keep order.He lives for days like this.Spurs stirred, with Saed Kolasinac pinching the ball off Christian Eriksen’s toes on the edge of the area.Poch’s players were starting to show.They got their goal after half an hour, equalising after that liability Sokratis chopped Son out wide.Eriksen, brilliant against Chelsea and impressive against Inter when he leaped off the bench, engineered the goal.Halsey: Don’t blame Dean for Son penaltyBy MARK HALSEYMIKE DEAN should not be blamed for giving Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min a penalty.Arsenal defender Rob Holding went to ground inside the penalty box — and when you do that, you run the risk of conceding a spot-kick.  In real time it looked a penalty.People should not criticise Mike, they should be criticising Holding.The difficult aspect of the incident for Mike was just how much contact was there from Holding on Son? I don’t think there was any. But it’s a decision that has divided opinion.It will be interesting to see if there is any retrospective disciplinary action.This  sort of case seems exactly why the FA set up the panel to review incidents of successful deception of a match official.Eric Dier celebrated in front of the Arsenal fans when he scored, copying what Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did.  I don’t think either player has done anything wrong.I felt Dele Alli and Stephan Lichtsteiner inflamed the situation, not Dier. The pair of them should have been cautioned.But I expect both clubs to be charged by the FA for failing to control their players.Jan Vertonghen was sent off for two cautions, the second on Alexandre Lacazette.He could easily have been sent off for the challenge — which was late and made with excessive force on Lacazette’s ankle.And Vertonghen is lucky he will only serve one game for two cautions as opposed to three games for serious foul play.Vertonghen was booked after handling for Arsenal’s penalty.  The spot-kick was enough and Mike could have avoided the caution on top.15 Gunners boss Unai Emery was an animated figure on the sidelineCredit: ReutersINTERACTIVE STATS – CLICK on the categories to find out how the teams faredINTERACTIVE LINE-UPS – CLICK on a player’s number below to see their stats15 Chaos erupted after Eric Dier celebrated alongside the Arsenal subsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHis free-kick was met by Eric Dier at the near post and his clever run was rewarded with the Spurs equaliser.Beyond that it was bedlam.Dier silenced the Arsenal fans, ordering them to keep schtum by pressing his finger to his lips as he ran towards the corner flag.It led to some chaotic scenes, with both benches sprinting down the touchline to control their warring players.The truce lasted four minutes.Tottenham scored again, taking the lead when Son went down under the challenge of Rob Holding. It was as soft as they come.15 Harry Kane scored to give Tottenham the lead before half-timeCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdKane readied himself, taking his time before planting his penalty kick beyond Bernd Leno.Arsenal were losing it, with Mustafi taking chunks out of Kane and Son in separate challenges. He earned his booking.So did Granit Xhaka, shown a yellow card for whacking Dele at the start of the second half.When they regained composure, Arsenal took control.Aubameyang got his second of the game, with Lloris just admiring his effort from the edge of the area 56 minutes in.Bellerin played a delightful ball through Tottenham’s defence for Ramsey to square into the path of their main man.15 Tottenham were reduced to ten men when Jan Vertonghen saw redCredit: Getty – ContributorIt was a quality finish.The momentum was with Arsenal, with their fans demanding a winner against their big rivals.Mustafi had an effort cleaed off the line and then Torreira’s follow up flew over the crossbar.Arsenal were up for this.They took the lead again after 74 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette beat Lloris with a left-footed effort.Emery had sent him on with Ramsey at the break, a bold move that could easily have backfired.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrate with Arsenal teammates after derby win over Tottenham15 Alexandre Lacazette’s strike took a deflection before it curled into the corner of the cutCredit: ReutersInstead it went their way.Juan Foyth’s failure to clear on the halfway line was ready by Ramsey and he pinged it out to Lacazette.The Arsenal forward wrong-footed Tottenham’s defence before beating Lloris off his left foot.Arsenal were not finished.They got another when Aubameyang’s good work was rewarded with Torreira’s goal to finish off this dery.Spurs lost it, with Vertonghen sent off for a second booking five minutes from time when he nobbled Lacazette.15 The Gabon international stole the show for the GunnersCredit: ReutersThis was Arsenal’s day, a throwback to the days when nobody pushed them around inside their own home.Close your eyes for a moment and listen to the animated Arsenal fans, you half expected to see Patrick Vieira and that crowd out there.Instead the new breed are taking shape under the guidance of their new coach.Finally, Arsenal have a bit of fight about them.15 Lucas Torreira scored in the 77th minute to make it 4-2Credit: ReutersFeatureNAKED TRUTHThe most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions in sport, including Venus WilliamsBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosLEADING BY EXAMPLEBrian O’Driscoll feels ‘too guilty’ not to wear face mask when shoppingFOND FAREWELLShane Lowry shares moving snap as he says goodbye to daughter Iris at airportVideoMAC IN ATTACKMcGregor shows off football skills as UFC star proves he’s no one-trick ponyHIGH LIFEConor McGregor’s coach says his life looks terrible as he parties on French coastExclusiveONE OF A KINDBarry Hearn has never ‘met a more perfect person than Katie Taylor’FALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetlast_img read more

Police release Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest video

first_imgLATEST STORIES The video images came from dash-cam footage that Jupiter police released Wednesday night, and they show Woods with little capacity to stand still without swaying, repeat simple instruction or put one foot in front of the other.The footage came from his arrest Monday in the dark of early morning when Jupiter police noticed his Mercedes parked on the side of a six-lane road, part of it in the road and part of it in the bicycle lane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundREAD: Golfer Tiger Woods sorry for arrest, says no alcohol involved Police found the Woods sound asleep behind the wheel, according to an incident report. The engine was running, the brake lights were on and the right turn signal was blinking. Police also released photos of his car that showed both tires flat with minor damage around the bumpers. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle When the officer asks Woods where he had been, the 14-time major champion says, “LA.” He says he was headed down to Orange County.The 1 hour, 39-minute video starts with the Jupiter police approaching Woods’ car and ends with the cruiser pulling into the Palm Beach County jail, with Woods in handcuffs behind his back and sitting in the back seat.READ: Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of drunk drivingWoods told the officers he had not been drinking, and two breath tests at the jail registered a 0.0. Woods issued a statement nearly 10 hours after he was released from jail on Monday that alcohol was not involved.“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” Woods said in his statement. “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in View comments More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Swing Out Sister back to PH this April JUPITER, Fla.— His speech slow and slurred, Tiger Woods couldn’t follow simple instructions or keep his balance during a dazed and disoriented encounter with police before he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors seek redemption, Cavs want repeat as NBA Finals opencenter_img Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead He told police he was taking prescription medicine. When asked what kind, his answer was redacted from the video tape. The arrest affidavit listed four medications, including Vicodin, that Woods reported taking.READ: Column: Woods may have stumbled onto his Kryptonite Woods is to be arraigned July 5 in Palm Beach County court.The video brings to life the troubling images contained in an incident report from the four Jupiter police officers who were at the scene.His speech is slurred from his first words. When the officer points out that Woods shoe is untied, Woods places his right foot on the front of the police car and starts to fiddle with the laces.“It’s your other shoe that’s untied,” the officer says as Woods unties the laces.READ: Tiger Woods counts it a success that he’s playing golf again “Now that one is, too,” the officer adds.When Woods is unable to tie the left shoe, the officer tells him he can take them off. Woods then tells the officer he doesn’t remember what happened or being asleep in his car when police approached.The field sobriety test was a failure from the start. MOST READ Woods struggled to simply put his feet together. When he did, he leaned forward after losing his balance.He couldn’t follow a red light the officer moved from side to side. When asked to walk a straight line by going heel-to-toe nine times, Woods staggered from the starting position. He never connected heel-to-toe. He often strayed outside the white line and occasionally lost his balance.Woods couldn’t raise one leg 6 inches off the round.On his third try of understanding the alphabet instructions, he made it from A to Z.The next instruction from the officer was to place his hands behind his back as they cuffed him and told him he was being arrested.Woods, who had his fourth back surgery in three years on April 20, has not played since Feb. 2 in Dubai when he withdrew after the first round because of back spasms. The surgery means he is out for the rest of the PGA Tour season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workinglast_img read more

Reforming the GPF’s composition

first_imgAs he appointed the new Commissioner of Police, President David Granger declared, “The Police Force has to be reformed, and you can’t build a new house with old wood. You have to select new materials; people with a new vision; people with a new commitment to break from the old bad habits and to return to the principles of good policing.”It would appear he forgot to mention – or deliberately chose not to mention – that a new house also needs a new plan, or else the old house would simply be recreated with all its defects, since form affects function so profoundly.Such a new plan was crafted back in 2003-04 by a Disciplined Forces Commission (DFC) on which then Brigadier (retd) David Granger sat, and which held extensive hearings from a wide cross-section of the Guyanese populace. The hearings were conducted during the heat of the crime wave, during which the 2002 Prison Outbreak Five held off the Guyana Police Force and the Army from their redoubt in Buxton. One of their main targets was policemen, and before the gang was defeated, more policemen had been murdered than in any other period of the history of the GPF.David Granger, when discussing “Police reform”, has — for good reason — referred many times to the DFC Report, which had been laid in Parliament in 2004 but only finally approved in 2010; since, of the 164 recommendations, 71 concerned the GPF. But he has studiously avoided the one that addressed the vexed issue of “ethnic imbalance”, which had been brought up even before Guyana received independence from Britain. In 1965, the year David Granger entered the armed forces as a 2nd Lieutenant, an ICJ Commission (invited by the British as a condition for awarding Guyana Independence) suggested a programme of accelerated recruitment of Indians into the Police and Armed Force until their numbers were roughly in proportion to those in the population. Nothing came of that recommendation.During the hearings on constitutional changes in 1999 – precipitated by PNC riots in the streets after 1997 — one of the constitutional recommendations unanimously adopted in 2000 was for the President to establish a commission to investigate and recommend resolving the ethnic imbalance in the Disciplined Forces. During the aforementioned “troubles” — as since labelled by Granger — intriguingly, it was the Opposition PNC under Robert Corbin that called upon the PPP Government to establish the Disciplined Forces Commission. ROAR supported that call.On the matter of ethnic representativeness, the DFC declared: “The Commission…is of the view that the allaying of ethnic security fears which stem from the predominance of Afro-Guyanese presence in the GPF must be addressed…but to ensure, in so doing, that no similar insecurity fears are caused in the Afro-Guyanese community.”More specifically, it recommended: “It should be an aim (of the GPF) to achieve a Force representative of the ethnic diversity of the nation without employing a quota system.” To achieve this, ethnically-diverse recruitment teams should be employed as openly and extensively as possible. The report also suggested that a study be conducted on how to address the ethnic make-up imperative.While in Opposition, both the PNC – including the one led by David Granger — and the AFC trenchantly criticised the PPP for burying the DFC Report for seven years in Committee. In 2010, when it was finally passed (unanimously) by the house, AFC leader Trotman said dramatically, “We shudder to think that if it took seven years to consider the recommendations, how many centuries will it take to implement them?”When as an MP I made my submission to the DFC in 2003, I remember David Granger asking whether I favoured a fixed quota in the recruitment of Indians to rectify the imbalance in the armed forces. Using the terminology made popular by the US Supreme Court in that country’s affirmative action programme, I told him I preferred “targets rather than quotas”. Especially with the armed forces, one must insist its members are “fit and proper” to perform their duties.Today, I once again remind David Granger, who is now President of Guyana, to insist that targets be established for Indian Guyanese in those armed forces, and teams fan out to sensitise the community about the importance of serving their country in these institutions.Much is rightly being done by the Government for African Guyanese to enter businesses, as we have long also advocated.last_img read more

Crime Reduction Strategy

first_imgDear Editor,The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), now under the astute leadership of Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum and the Investigative team must be complimented for the crime solving strategy which has so far been very successful. What is needed now is a more proactive approach to minimise the commission of crime. This can only be made possible by effective, well-trained intelligence unit capable of: Infiltrating criminal gangs; recruiting and managing informants; and having undercover agents operating in every Police division who are not known to the Police in the division and who use the cover of barbershops, bars, newspaper vendors, insurance salesmen, fishermen, beggars, prostitutes and establishment of a store that buys items with the aim of recovering stolen items.The major responsibilities of the unit should be to elicit, process and supply information on criminal matters, advise the Police on issues involving strategic decisions and advise them on issues relevant to tactical decisions. The Intel Unit should also endeavour to expand and reorganise the unit’s base on crime so that it can be manipulated in a variety of ways. First and foremost this will mean the setting up of functional files on businesses, city sectors, travel patterns of known hoodlums and cross-referencing them to existing biographic files.Employ such specialists as economist, accountants, attorneys and even system analysts. An improvement in analytic potential is not something easily measurable, particularly in a field such as organised crime. Intel agents should not be recruited from among serving ranks, but from the civilian population.I recommend that the present Government be approached with the aim of having the MOSAD, the world’s finest intelligence agency to train Intel operatives.The modus operandi of the criminal underworld is to outfox and outgun the Police with the aim of causing terror and possibly destabilising the new Government who they see as a threat to their existence.Intel suggests that the criminal underworld has successfully infiltrated the lower echelon of the law enforcement agencies and through our borders, has managed to smuggle in high powered rifles from Venezuela unchallenged. It is also common knowledge that the criminal underworld has in their ranks highly trained former members of the GDF Special Forces, Intel and Police ranks, which makes the current situation reasonable and warrants urgent and decisive action in order to eliminate this imminent threat.Yours respectfully,Allan Robert Gateslast_img read more

Minister Cummings calls on Guyanese to reduce stigma attached to leprosy

first_imgGuyana on Sunday joined the rest of the world in observing World Leprosy Day.To raise awareness, a talk to formally launch a month of activities was held at the Palms Geriatric Home on Brickdam.Delivering the feature address at the launch was Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings. Dr Cummings noted that the stigma attached to the disease forced infected persons to isolate themselves and not seek the available medical treatment, which was free of cost in Guyana.“We must be responsible citizens and do whatever we can to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with leprosy,” Minister Cummings stated.Several trainees were coached in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients with leprosy. Also, the Minister noted that the Public Health Ministry was for the first time able to visit Regions One (Barima-Waini); Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) to follow up, monitor and evaluate the competence of the trainees who were dealing with leprosy, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.Minister Cummings stated that “the Ministry of Public Health, through its infectious disease programme, will continue to work tirelessly to improve and ensure the reduction of the prevalence of leprosy in Guyana through coordinated efforts of health promotions, surveillance and prompt access to treatment.”Minister Cummings also stressed that there was great need for peer counsellors within the leprosy programme at the Ministry. She pointed out that currently measures were being put in place to recruit peer counsellors. This is being done through a collaborative effort with the Social Protection Ministry. “Peer counsellors we believe will provide essential assistance in the area of patient follow-up to ensure patient remain on treatment and do not become defaulters,” the Minister explained.Country Representative from the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), Dr William Adu-Krow said that his organisation was pleased to have supported the Public Health Ministry last year on its Leprosy Control Programme.Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, addressing stakeholders at the launching ceremony of World Leprosy Day at the Palms Geriatric HomePAHO/WHO representative, Dr William Adu-Krow at the launching ceremony of World Leprosy Day at the Palms Geriatric HomeHe said, “This year 2017, we are committed to continue our support to the Ministry of Public Health in its efforts towards achieving the ultimate goal of leprosy elimination at the national level in Guyana.”Leprosy control has improved significantly throughout the world owing to national and sub-national campaigns in endemic countries. Integration of basic leprosy services and inter-general health services has made diagnosis and treatment of the disease more accessible.In 2002, leprosy was thought to have been eliminated. This was due to the disease detection being fewer than 1 case per 10,000 persons. In 2014, none of the endemic 122 countries had recorded more than 1 case per 10,000 persons. However, in 2016, Guyana diagnosed 52 new cases, with Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) being deemed the most affected region.The Public Health Ministry throughout the month of February will be conducting a number of awareness exercises across the country. The exercises include visits and educational talks at both primary and secondary schools, with 10 schools on the East Bank targeted. There will also be an awareness booth set up at the Giftland Mall on February 18 and 19, followed by a health walk on Brickdam on February 25.Leprosy is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms and legs. The disease has been around since ancient times, often surrounded by terrifying, negative stigmas and tales of leprosy patients being shunned as outcasts. However, the disease is completely curable. Persons with the disease are urged to seek early treatment as this can prevent disfiguring disability related to the advanced stages of leprosy.last_img read more

Exclusive – Ex-Everton star concerned about Barkley’s form

first_imgFormer Everton star Tony Cottee has admitted he is concerned about Ross Barkley’s recent form and fears he may have lost his way at Goodison Park.Barkley, 21, had a sensational breakthrough campaign last year, scoring six Premier League goals in 34 games.An injury before the current season began meant he didn’t play until October this time out and the youngster still appears to be finding his feet again, which has worried Cottee.He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “I think Ross [Barkley] has lost his way a little bit over the last few weeks and months.“He’s almost been trying too hard to make things happen.”But after a promising cameo against Liverpool, Cottee insists Roberto Martinez must mould his tactics to suit the talented midfielder.He added: “[Barkley is] the player Everton have got to build their team around – without a doubt. You have to find a formation to fit around Ross Barkley.”last_img read more

Second arrest in case of slain mother

first_imgDavis, of Lake Township near Canton, was reported missing after her mother found Davis’ 2-year-old son, Blake, home alone, with bedroom furniture toppled and bleach spilled on the floor. Thousands of volunteers searched for Davis for several days, while investigators questioned Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, a police officer who is Davis’ boyfriend and has an estranged wife. He is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges of murdering Davis and her fetus. Davis’ relatives have said they believed Cutts, of North Canton, was the father of both Blake and the fetus Davis was carrying. Justin Lindstrom, 27, an upstairs neighbor of Ferrell’s, said officers spent two hours searching the woman’s apartment Saturday night before leaving with several full, brown paper bags and bottles of bleach from the basement. Wilson would not describe what the deputies seized or say how Ferrell might have been involved. CANTON, Ohio – A former classmate of a man suspected of killing a pregnant woman was arrested Sunday on a related obstruction of justice charge, the FBI said. Myisha Ferrell was arrested hours after the body of 26-year-old Jessie Davis was found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, still carrying her dead, nearly full-term fetus. The Summit County medical examiner on Sunday confirmed the body was Davis’. Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents arrested Ferrell after breaking down the door of her apartment and searching the home, agent Scott Wilson said. The Stark County Sheriff’s Department refused to discuss the arrest, saying any information made public would hurt their case. Ferrell was to be arraigned today, Wilson said. Lindstrom said he had not seen the downstairs tenant over the weekend and rarely spoke to the woman, except to ask her to turn her music down. He said he didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary around the time Davis disappeared. “I heard loud noises in the middle of the night, every night,” he said. There was no immediate response to messages seeking comment Sunday from Davis’ family members and Cutts’ lawyer. Cutts’ pastor, the Rev. C.A. Richmond, declined to comment as he entered services in Canton on Sunday. 160Want 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

Man United make £100m Pogba bid, Benteke agrees Liverpool exit and MORE GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will be interviewed for the England manager’s job by the Football Association this week. (The Guardian)Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has indicated he would like to manage the England team. (Bein Sports)Manchester United will lodge a £100million bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba now that Euro 2016 is over. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho will look to trim his Man United squad by selling EIGHT PLAYERS this summer, including 23-year-old full-back Guillermo Varela and 22-year-old central defender Tyler Blackett. (The Sun)Liverpool striker Christian Benteke has agreed personal terms with Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)Middlesbrough are set to continue their all-star summer overhaul by landing former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Valencia. (Goal)?Georginio Wijnaldum will ask Newcastle to allow him to join Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)Everton have joined the race to sign 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder and Portugal international William Carvalho. (The Sun)Here are the latest headlines…Euro 2016: Payet? Shaqiri? Robson-Kanu? Pick your favourite goal of the tournament HERE!Paul Pogba latest: Manchester United have ‘genuine interest’ in France starManchester United transfer news: Eight players who could be sold to fund Paul Pogba dealTottenham transfer news: ‘He’s garbage and we don’t want him anymore!’ Liverpool fans react to Mario Gotze rumoursPremier League transfers 2016/17: The best bargain signings so far… including Manchester United, Liverpool and ArsenalTransfer news: Top nine players available for free this summer, including Wales hero Hal Robson-KanuThe ten most expensive Premier League transfers that could happen this summer, featuring Paul Pogba, John Stones and Lionel Messilast_img read more

L.A.’s U.S. attorney resigning for job at private law firm

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsGibson, Dunn & Crutcher boasts a roster of former government lawyers, including Theodore B. Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general, and Robert Bonner, who once led the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and was once head of Customs and Border Protection. It also provides legal counsel to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis, currently under investigation by Yang’s office over his ties to a lobbyist. Under government rules, Yang would be recused from that and other cases she was involved with during her tenure at the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office. In an interview with The Associated Press, Yang said she will focus largely on corporate cases such as security fraud and business crimes. She said that before leaving she wanted to see some major cases through, including ones involving Tenant Corp. and Boeing Co. “We were in the midst of a whole bunch of big cases,” she said. “I did not want to leave during that time period. I wanted to make sure we had some closure on those.” Yang, 47, became the first Asian-American woman to serve as a U.S. attorney when President George W. Bush appointed her in May 2002. In 2005, she received the Presidents Award for Distinguished Leadership for Women in Federal Law Enforcement. Yang was a California state judge from 1997 to 2002. Before that, she worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for seven years in Los Angeles. Yang earned a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1985 and a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College in 1981. She also clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Lew.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California’s central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm. Yang is expected to leave Nov. 10 for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she will serve as co-chair of the firm’s crisis management practice group. There was no word yet on a successor, said U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Thom Mrozek. “I was fortunate to be able to serve my country as the United States attorney,” Yang said. “I am excited to add the skills and experience I have to Gibson Dunn’s impressive resources.” last_img read more

We’re suckers

first_imgRe: “No more cops for the Valley” (Nov. 10): What suckers we are. I guess the money that the Valley paid in the new 155 percent increase in trash taxes must have paid for the mayor’s trip to the Far East. He told us that money was to hire new cops for the whole city. Isn’t that also the Valley? Check your map; maybe we are free! Free at last? Only a dream? No, no, no new cops for the Valley. Where are our trash tax refunds then, mayor? Is this what they meant when the politicians told the Valley if we didn’t secede from L.A., they would make sure we were treated fairly? We keep falling for that lie every time. More Valley taxes, but no new Valley cops. How long are we going to let them do this to us? Remember this when the next vote for splitting it up comes down for your choice. – William Conroy AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Northridge 5 percent cuts Re: “Mayor calling for cuts” (Nov. 8): Mayor Villaraigosa must be battling schizophrenia if after getting more a month for trash pickup from L.A.’s elderly he now wants a 5 percent cutback in police. Yes, L.A. is a safe haven – for gangs and illegals – not for its citizen residents. – Thomas Wierzbicki Van Nuys Right and wrong Re: “O.J. book on slayings sparks outrage” (Nov. 16): Has it truly come to this? Is a man that most consider to be the murderer of his ex-wife and another innocent victim coming out with a book on how he “would have done it”? And an interview on Fox TV. Shame on anyone who purchases his confession! Shame on Fox for producing such trash and shame on us as a society to allow this absolute mockery of our judicial system to happen. What are we teaching our children about right and wrong? – Jeff Becher Granada Hills Imposed pay level Re: “Council to widen pay law” (Nov. 16): The most important aspect of having a job with a living wage is that there is actually a job. Because of work-hour limitations in Europe, the unemployment rate is much higher than in the United States. Also, when wages are artificially increased, more qualified workers will replace people who will have a more difficult time getting a new job. Those are the consequences that the L.A. City Council is imposing on the Century Boulevard hotels (and their employees) near LAX. Compared to the imposed living wage, the reduction in business license tax is chump change. Of course, neighboring cities (El Segundo, Culver City, etc.) will be glad, and the Century Boulevard hotels can be converted to needed condominiums. – Deborah L. Viereck Sherman Oaks That greedy? Re: “Council to widen pay law” (Nov. 16): I see the hotels, and a few council members, are balking at giving the working class more money. I suppose their coffers are going to suffer the most due to the fact the working class never earns enough to live, let alone survive, and also the hotels may outsource to cheaper companies for cleaning staff. Are they really that greedy that they can’t give the workingmen and -women their fair share? Bah, humbug on all you Scrooges in the industry and to the voting members! – John C. Weaver Palmdale Job losses at stake Re: “Council to widen pay law” (Nov. 16): Just what does the L.A. City Council think they are accomplishing by setting wage standards on the LAX hotel industry? Do they think that more hotel operators will want to move onto Century Boulevard and pay higher employer costs? The fact is that even if cities did have the legal authority to set wage standards on the private sector, such ordinances cost the city jobs and tax revenues in the long run. There is nothing to prevent the hotels from outsourcing their current in-house services such as cleaning, maintenance, bell services, restaurant services, etc., to private companies based in Glendale, Burbank or other incorporated cities at lower costs, thereby creating job losses and revenue losses for the city of L.A. Today the council is setting wage standards on LAX-area hotels. Tomorrow it could be restaurants on Ventura Boulevard or body shops on Sepulveda. Where does it stop? – Gregory N. Lippe Vice-chair Valley Industry and Commerce Association Flu shots Re: “Shipping slow for flu shots” (Nov. 14): When vaccine supply is scarce, those who are left out are the fortunate. In examining the process and formula for making vaccines, we find they contain poisons such as glycerine, carbolic acid, formaldehyde, mercury derivatives, and the toxic pus of diseased animals, humans or eggs. The so-called “flu season” begins precisely at the time of year when people are overeating and consuming large amounts of processed and refined sugar and flour. Trans fats and alcohol are also immuno-depressive and disease-producing. There is no magic pill or injection that can erase the damage done by the typical American diet and the ignoring/ignorance of the rules of health. – Sandra Bell Tarzana Video-game campout Re: “Video game fans stalk systems” (Business, Nov. 16): I love video games, but there is something seriously wrong with peoples’ values if they’re camping out waiting for the privilege of spending hundreds of (I’m assuming hard-earned) dollars on a game system that will no doubt be yard-sale fodder in a couple of years. Are these people sacrificing time from their jobs and families to actually sleep in parking lots? Or is this just some crazy experiment and they wanted to see what it might be like to be one of the 20 million homeless in our country? No. They are having picnics in front of the stores. I hope these folks will re-evaluate their lives, because right now they look extremely foolish, selfish and are representative of the worst aspects of consumerism. – Howard Barr Burbank Expert witness? I was thoroughly disgusted at the Nov. 14 Local View “Video only tells half the story” by Greg Meyer. Although we expect a biased opinion in the opinion pages, we shouldn’t have to read an opinion containing an outright lie. Meyer’s very first argument, that excessive force wasn’t used, surrounds the use of a cell phone. I saw the young lady who filmed the outrageous use of force against William Cardenas, and she did not use a cell phone. She used a high-quality digital camera – she was photographing her kittens when this incident occurred. He should get his facts straight before spouting off that he is “an expert witness.” – David Dills Van Nuys Almost all women Re: “Her own fault” (Your Opinions, Nov. 15): I am incensed at the chauvinistic comment by Elizabeth Potter regarding the harassment of a female firefighter. Does she not realize that almost all women have this type of problem just trying to be women? As a female having spent 30 years in the workplace in female-type jobs, I can tell you it doesn’t matter where you work, what kind of work you do or how you try to avoid it; if you’re at all attractive, you will receive unwanted overtures from many men, and even other women. These often are of such an offensive sexual nature or frequency to definitely be harassment. It would be interesting to know why Potter (I am assuming Elizabeth is a woman) never had this problem that the rest of us have. – Jacque Lamishaw Winnetka160Want 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

LAPD told to drop judgmental terms

first_imgThe Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday for officers to stop using the term “distraction strike” to describe actions they take to subdue arrest suspects. Capt. Rick Webb of the Use of Force Review Division said the recommendation was months in the making and part of a review of a federal consent decree and the Los Angeles Police Department’s use-of-force policy. Webb said officers will now have to provide more description and details about any use of force used to make an arrest. “Instead of using this term, we want officers to articulate why they took certain actions,” Webb said. “We don’t want them to use terms like `aggressive’ or `combative behavior’ because those are conclusions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“We want them to describe the behavior that caused them to use force.” The term “distraction strike” gained attention after a video surfaced last week on, showing the arrest of William Cardenas last August. The video shows an officer punching Cardenas a half-dozen times in the face. Some have said the punches were “distraction strikes” – appropriate under Los Angeles Police Department policy – that were designed to get the suspect to comply with officers trying to arrest him. The case is under review, but Webb said it had nothing to do with the change in terminology. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Watch highlights of the week’s Champions League quarter final action

first_imgMissed the week’s Champions League quarter final action? Watch highlights of all four matches from Europe’s premier club competition here.Barcelona and Atletico Madrid clashed on Tuesday evening, with Luis Enrique’s side looking to pick up their form following the weekend’s Clasico defeat to Real Madrid.Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side were handed a somewhat favourable draw in the last eight of the competition, paired with Benfica.However, the same could not be said for Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, who faced each other at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening. And Wolfsburg came up against Real Madrid in the night’s other quarter final first leg. Watch full highlights here.last_img read more

Man in critical condition after fall in pub

first_imgA man is in a critical condition in hospital after he fell in a licensed premises.The incident happened in a bar in Letterkenny when the man fell down some stairs on Wednesday evening.The man, who is understood to be in his 20s, was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital. He has since been transferred to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital for more specialist treatment.Man in critical condition after fall in pub was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fallletterkennypublast_img read more

11-million jobs: Zuma calls for teamwork

first_imgSouth Africa’s National Development Plan has set the ambitious target of creating 11-million jobs by 2030, which will require teamwork to get the economy growing at a rate of more than 5% a year, says President Jacob Zuma.Delivering his State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma said South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth was expected to average 2.5% in 2013, down from 3.1% the previous year – and half the minimum 5% growth rate required to create 11-million jobs by 2030.“In my last meeting with the business community, the sector indicated that for the economy to grow threefold, we must remove certain obstacles.“We will engage business, labour and other social partners in pursuit of solutions. No single force acting individually can achieve the objectives we have set for ourselves.”Zuma said the National Development Plan (NDP), the country’s vision for the next 20 years, contained proposals for tackling the problems of poverty, inequality and unemployment, while outlining interventions to put the economy on a better footing.Youth unemploymentNoting that just over a third of the population was under the age of 15, Zuma said that South Africa, like many other countries, was faced with a crisis of youth unemployment.“Last May I asked constituencies at Nedlac to discuss youth employment incentives. I am pleased that discussions have been concluded and that agreement has been reached on key principles. The parties will sign the accord later this month,” Zuma said.These incentives would add to what the government was already doing to empower young South Africans, Zuma said, noting that state-owned companies provided apprenticeships and learnerships and urging that these be increased.Appeal to the private sectorZuma also appealed to the private sector “to absorb 11 000 FET [Further Education and Training college] graduates who are awaiting placements” – equivalent to the number of young people that the government had enrolled in various training programmes under its National Rural Youth Services Corps.The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, which runs this Corps, was also planning to create nine Rural Youth Hubs per province, including in the 23 poorest districts in the country.“We will also use the Expanded Public Works Programme and the Community Work programme to absorb young people,” Zuma said, adding: “Working together we will find a solution to youth unemployment.”Regarding small business – recognised as key for job creation in the country – Zuma said a key project for the Presidency currently was to get government departments to pay small businesses within 30 days.“Departments are required to submit monthly reports so that we can monitor progress in this regard,” Zuma said, adding: “We have taken a decision that accounting officers who fail to execute this directive should face consequences.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Blockbuster Kiosks: Still a Bad Idea

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Blockbuster is struggling, and seems to be trying as hard as it can to keep that moniker. Even though the company’s finance’s are looking up, it continues to make one questionable move after another in its attempt to compete with Netflix, Apple, and Amazon. From its decision to try buying Circuit City — another struggling retailer — in some crazy scheme to sell movies and TVs in the same store, to the company’s latest hair-brained move: in-store movie download kiosks.Blockbuster first started talking kiosks last November, and last week unveiled the prototype to the press. The kiosks will work like this: Customers will visit a Blockbuster store and connect a supported digital media device to the in-store kiosk — at launch, that will only include devices made by Archos. For a trial run at a few stores in the Dallas, Texas area, Blockbuster’s kiosks will have a limited selection of movies, but CEO James Keyes hopes that will change in the future as the company plans to get more studios on board.Last November, we expressed skepticism about the kiosk plan. “The major advantage [Blockbuster] had over Netflix was the ability to offer free in-store rentals if people returned mailed videos to the store,” we wrote. An in-store kiosk cuts the convenience level in half — now that you’re not getting anything mailed to you, you’re forced to make a trip to the store, and there is no longer any reason for Blockbuster to offer free rentals.Much of Blockbuster’s good news was at the store level where mechandising revenue rose 19.7% over last year. But as the Motley Fool points out, in-store kiosks might hurt that revenue stream. “I thought the purpose of winning foot traffic at the store level was to grow incremental impulse-item sales,” writes Rick Aristotle Munarriz. “Folks walking in to use an automated kiosk are unlikely to bother with conventional checkout lines.”What About Redbox?While it’s true that Redbox DVD rental kiosks already have 6800 locations in the US — more than Blockbuster — and that the company is moving toward an IPO, Blockbuster’s kiosks aren’t the same. Redbox works because the kiosks are placed in locations that already have a lot of retail foot traffic — such as Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and grocery stores. Redbox inspires impulsive movie rentals and is convenient for people already out doing other errands.Blockbuster kiosks, on the other hand, would be in places you only visit if you’re planning to rent a movie already. The convenience of no late fees is also diminished when you have to leave the house and download your movie to a portable device — which may mean less than perfect video quality when you hook your device up to a television.The Future is in DownloadsLast fall Keyes told reporters that he expects the DVD business to be a significant part of Blockbuster’s business for at least 5 years, and that the kiosks are meant as a way to transition users toward a future of digital downloads. Netflix agrees that in 5 years the DVD business will be on the decline, but Netflix is skipping the “transitional” period and moving straight to downloading movies directly to the TV.Blockbuster is also working on a set-top box, which will put its acquisition of movie download service Movielink to use. Unfortunately for Blockbuster, they’ll be a late entry to a market that is already crowded with mammoth competitors, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Microsoft.Despite some good revenue news, Blockbuster still seems like a company that’s making all the wrong moves as it struggles to transition to the digital world.Perhaps the Onion says it best though, in the following news report.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#Video Services#web josh catone 1last_img read more

ORC Ring’s Take Valued at $500K; 5 Arrested

first_imgWestchester County police in New York arrested five people Wednesday who are accused of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from TJ Maxx and other retail stores in recent months. They were taken into custody in Mount Vernon, Queens and the Bronx, and stolen property valued at more than $100,000 was seized.Several vans and a U-Haul truck were needed to haul away the seized stolen goods, police said. Investigators estimate the loss of goods to be valued at more than $500,000. The five are accused of engaging in identity theft and credit card fraud to commit the larcenies. Police said they obtained many cards for short-term use until discovered and shut down. They also made phony cards.Members of the ring would purchase several thousand dollars in merchandise a day, including Westchester County police arrested five people Wednesday who are accused of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from TJ Maxx and other retail stores in recent months. They were taken into custody in Mount Vernon, Queens and the Bronx, and stolen property valued at more than $100,000 was seized.- Sponsor – Several vans and a U-Haul truck were needed to haul away the seized stolen goods, police said. Investigators estimate the loss of goods to be valued at more than $500,000. The five are accused of engaging in identity theft and credit card fraud to commit the larcenies. Police said they obtained many cards for short-term use until discovered and shut down. They also made phony cards. Members of the ring would purchase several thousand dollars in merchandise a day, including… Mount Vernon Patch Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Virat Kohli creates a positive environment in the dressing-room: Wriddhiman Saha to India Today

first_img2010 – Test debut. 2012 – Second Test. 2014 – Third Test. Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha had to wait for almost two years to play each of his second and third Tests. (Kohli on Test series against Australia: Not bothered about the opposition)Saha had long led the life of a reserve wicketkeeper (both in domestic and national teams) despite being the best in the business and is a perfect example of why being the best was not always good enough. (Virat Kohli won his battles against Joe Root, can he trump Steve Smith?)To enter the Bengal side, Saha had to wait for Deep Dasgupta’s exit and to get into the national side, he had to bid his time behind the shadows of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (Five India vs Australia controversies that shook the cricketing world)The diminutive 32-year-old made his first-class debut in 2007 and didn’t waste any time to mark his presence. He became the 15th Bengal player to score a hundred on Ranji debut. But while things were falling in place for Saha in the domestic circuit, a national reckoning was far-fetched. (Aussies just don’t have the arsenal to walk the ‘sledging’ talk)The big day, however, came in 2010. A last-minute injury to Rohit Sharma handed Saha a Test debut against South Africa in Nagpur. It took him another two years to play his next match in whites. And that too was fortuitously – a result of captain and regular wicketkeeper Dhoni’s suspension for slow over rate against Australia in Adelaide, 2012. (India would treat Australia like any other team, says Kumble)advertisementIt was only in December 2014 in Australia that the doors of the Test team were opened for Saha following Dhoni’s sudden retirement from the longest format of the game. (Tendulkar vs Australia or Kohli-Australia: Which rivalry is more fun?)Since then, Saha has featured regularly in the national Test team and is probably one of the three indispensable members of the Virat Kohli-led side after Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.WATCH FULL VIDEO HERESaha, an owner of one of the safest pair of hands, ticks off most of the boxes for Kohli. He has a sound knowledge of his craft, is gutsy and courageous. (Tendulkar a legend but hard to look past Kohli: Chris Woakes)However, Saha’s journey from the reserve benches to the core of the national Test side was nothing short of a long test of strength and mental preparedness. (Sledging Virat Kohli will hurt Australia: David Warner)In an exclusive tete-a-tete with, the soft-spoken, easy-going Saha revealed what kept him going during those long waiting periods, and why he feels that it is a challenge to play in Kohli’s No.1 Test team.BCCI PhotoExcerpts:Question: Your journey in Indian cricket has always seen long waiting periods, be it the domestic or the national teams. What did you do waiting for all those years to suddenly making an impact after MS Dhoni left?Wriddhiman Saha: I was always focused on my game. Since my childhood, I have always looked to keep myself prepared for the match at any point of time so that whenever I got a chance to play, I should be able to perform. Whether I had the chance to play or not, I always kept myself prepared. I have always been mentally strong. (Virat Kohli not Australia’s only threat: 4 other concerns for Steve Smith’s men)Q:How would you describe Kohli’s impact on your performance and on the team, overall?Saha: Virat Kohli always stays positive. Whenever he talks to the players, he always creates a positive environment in the team. Obviously, it is a challenge to play in the team because it is a matter of winning or losing. Personally, I love this challenge and I like the way how Kohli remains positive under any circumstances. Winning or losing is a part and parcel of the game but if you stay positive, you have maximum chances of winning. (Steve Smith’s men weakest Australian side to tour India, says Harbhajan Singh)Q: What makes Kohli’s team so special where players thrive under any circumstances?Saha: Right now our team environment is very positive and that’s our plus point. We always back each other despite the performances. One can endure a bad day on the field but we always support and motivate each other. When someone performs well, we all take pride in that and when someone has a bad day, we try to back him to perform better. This is the kind of team environment we have at the moment. This is basically due to the fact that all the players are in similar stages of their careers. Overall, this environment is a big bonus for all of us. The coach and team management are also very supportive and they always tell us to play according to our style. (Australia just don’t have the arsenal to walk the ‘sledging’ talk)advertisementQ: You are regarded as the best wicketkeeper in the country. However, keeping wickets to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in Indian conditions is not an easy task. What kind of challenges do you face?Saha: It feels great to keep wickets to two of the top spinners of the world (Ashwin and Jadeja). You have to stay alert and you can never lose your focus. There’s never a place for relaxation on the field. You have to be always ready. It is a challenge that I enjoy. I never premeditate while keeping. I always take it ball by ball and enjoy my work as I feel that if I enjoy it, it will help me perform better.Q: How do you asses India’s use of the Decision Review System? Take us through the on-field actions when Kohli decides to review the original decision.Saha: We have been told to give our views whenever the captain decides to go for the Decision Review System. There’s no pressure on us. We have been told to give our direct views on it. We can be right or wrong, but that’s not a factor.last_img read more

U17 WC: USMNT Under-17’s weakness

first_imgU17 World Cup Under-17 World Cup: What is USMNT Under-17’s weakness which India can target? Rahul Bali Last updated 2 years ago 05:27 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) James Sands, New York City FC Alex Bregman U17 World Cup India U17 v United States U17 India U17 United States U17 Goal looks at the probable chinks in the armour of the USMNT Under-17 team who shall face India on Friday… India face the USA test on Friday in their opening Group A game of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi.USA coach John Hackworth in an exclusive interview to Goal has claimed that his side go into the game as favourites  and are expected to progress into the knockout rounds of the competition.India coach Luis Norton de Matos would hope that his boys take his lessons in organization to heart and do not get jittery when they take the field for the very first time in a packed stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. There will at least be one chance coming towards India’s way or there is a possibility of someone committing a horrible error which India needs to capitalize upon. Can India make the most of the half chances?Every team in the world has certain areas which can be targeted upon. This USMNT Under-17 team is no different.Goal USA’s chief correspondent Ives Gallarcep pointed that USMNT U-17’s Achilles heel could be the central defence. The reason being that both James Sands and Chris Durkin are not centre-backs by trade.GFX USA U17 Weak PointSands is New York City FC’s first homegrown player and is a highly regarded prospect by coach Patrick Vieira. However, he is more of a right-back and defensive midfielder at the club level as opposed to being a central defender. Another point to note is that although he is very technical, he isn’t a big defender.Chris Durkin is among the taller players in the USMNT U-17 squad. He is a defensive midfielder but has been asked to operate as a central defender due to injuries. The 16-year-old is already part of D.C.United’s squad in the Major League Soccer (MLS). Although a highly regarded prospect and being scouted by several clubs in Europe, he isn’t a natural central defender.Having two players who aren’t central defenders fill in the crucial role could prove to be an area of concern for coach John Hackworth. USMNT U-17 could face problems if they come up against big strikers, something which Matos would take note of.last_img read more

Exeter eager to emulate gold standard set by Saracens in Champions Cup

first_imgShare via Email There is no debate over Europe in rugby union. Everyone wants to be in and for the British teams who fail to make the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup, the tournament will end in Brexit tears. The debate over exit strategies will revolve around how to get out of trouble against Saracens, who are aiming to emulate Toulon by winning the tournament for a third successive season. Mark McCall’s side start next Sunday against Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, a ground where they have not lost in the Premiership since 2013, and they will arrive armed with the boost of a 55-point haul against the Saints at Twickenham last month.In the first round last season Saracens stunned Toulon with their pace, power and precision at the Stade Félix Mayol and inflicted a first home defeat in the competition on the team they had succeeded as champions the season before. For all the talk at the tournament launches about the need to win at home and pick up at least a bonus point away, Saracens have learned the value of a fast start.It has not been lost on the Premiership champions, Exeter, as they prepare for their fifth European Cup campaign. They have won their opening match only once and their record in the second round is the same. A year ago they suffered a humbling 35-8 defeat by Clermont Auvergne at Sandy Park, a reverse that came in the middle of a run of five matches in all competitions without a win and proved defining.Rob Baxter, now the Chiefs’ director of rugby, says: “What I hope we have learned from previous European experiences and playing in big games in the last couple of seasons is that we have to make it about ourselves in the early rounds and play the way we play, not think we have to change something massively. Rugby union Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Sportblog Topics Share on Pinterest Champions Cup Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Exetercenter_img features Since you’re here… Reuse this content Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Saracens “Our opening-round defeat at Ospreys two seasons ago, when we ended up not getting a point from a game we should have won, was down to us thinking we had to do things differently in Europe. If we had played Exeter rugby, we would have won.“In earlier times there was an element of putting the Premiership before Europe but we are now at the point where, if what we do is good enough to beat Wasps and Saracens in the Premiership play-offs, it should be pretty successful in Europe. We do not need to find a miracle off-load or chip and chase to create something. We have to do what we do and do it very well. A great marker of that are Saracens. They have an innate confidence and they are effective across competitions. We will talk about what we want to achieve in the first round and then the second. After that what will be will be.”Exeter’s first match is at home to Glasgow, the Pro14 side who, after the opening month of the season, were the only unbeaten side in Europe’s three major leagues, and their second is at Montpellier, the free-spending Top 14 leaders who have scored 182 points in their four home league matches this season.If the Champions Cup this decade has been about teams defending the title – Leinster and Saracens once and Toulon twice since Toulouse’s success in 2009-10 – teams such as Glasgow, Exeter, Montpellier and Scarlets, who have never reached the final, have been made stronger by failure in a tournament that now offers little in the way of refuge.Italy’s flag has flown at half-mast in the tournament’s 22 years but from next season the 20 contenders will be decided on league position, not nationality. As the Pro14’s two conferences stood at the start of this weekend, Zebre would qualify; they, like Treviso – who are in a group with Bath, Toulon and Scarlets – have won two of their opening five matches.The two Italian sides are made up largely of home players, with journeymen foreigners having been told to look for a pay packet elsewhere. It is part of Conor O’Shea’s revolution in the country: Treviso last month ended Richard Cockerill’s Scottish honeymoon by winning in Edinburgh and Zebre last weekend halted Ulster’s unbeaten start to the campaign. The stirrings are hardly enough to suggest European conquest but Bath would be rash to be writing out a slip for a winning bonus before they face Treviso at The Rec next Saturday, six days before a Friday night trip to Llanelli.Matt Garvey, the Bath captain, says: “We have this season won at Leicester and Wasps but lost at home to Newcastle having beaten Saracens. Consistency comes down to the mental side. It is easy getting up for Saracens and as individuals we have to prepare the same way for every game, spending hours on analysis. Against what you perceive as a lesser club, not that there are any, did you spend the same amount of time or leave it to someone else to tell you what they did? On paper you cannot compare Treviso and Toulon but the challenge for us as players is not to look at where Treviso have been recently but to remember there are no easy games and that we cannot afford to slip up on Saturday.”Bath are one of 11 former winners of the cup and one of five English clubs to prevail, along with three from France and three from Ireland. Scotland has barely made a ripple and neither has Wales since regional rugby was introduced in 2003. But, with the New Zealander Dave Rennie following Gregor Townsend at Glasgow and Scarlets flourishing under the New Zealander Wayne Pivac, the knockout stage is an attainable target, although Ospreys are struggling.If Exeter’s pool, which includes Leinster, looks the most competitive with all four teams going into the weekend in play-off positions, Saracens’ group contains the French champions, Clermont – who slumped to ninth in the Top 14 last weekend after losing at Castres – and Ospreys, who went into Saturday night’s derby against Scarlets joint bottom of their Pro14 conference, with Cardiff Blues.Europe, though, is about more than league form. It is for some a step into the unknown, new opponents and venues, although Leicester are grouped with Racing 92, the 2016 finalists who are showing signs of wear and tear, and Munster.Analysis goes only so far and so does money, with the European club with the biggest playing budget, Toulouse, in the Challenge Cup. It is, as Saracens have found and Exeter are striving for, about being who you are, not what you perceive you ought to be.Guide to the poolsPool 1 Harlequins, La Rochelle, Ulster, WaspsUlster’s winning start to the season came to an unexpected halt at Zebre last weekend but they look equipped to make more of an impact than last season when they lost their last three pool matches. La Rochelle, who finished first in the Top 14 table in 2016-17, have been in rampant form at home, putting 50 points on both Clermont Auvergne and Oyonnax. Wasps have advanced to the knockout stage for the last two years but they have started the Premiership season poorly while Harlequins continue to struggle to back up results. Table toppers Wasps Pool 2 Clermont Auvergne, Northampton, Ospreys, SaracensSaracens are looking to emulate Toulon’s feat from 2013-15 of winning the trophy three years in a row but they are grouped with the last team to defeat them in the tournament, Clermont Auvergne, and Northampton, who have rallied after being well beaten by Saracens on the opening day of the Premiership season at Twickenham. Clermont are in the bottom half of the Top 14, without a win away from home, while Ospreys are joint bottom of their Pro14 conference. Table toppers SaracensPool 3 Exeter, Glasgow, Leinster, MontpellierThe most intriguing of the groups pits the Premiership champions against Montpellier, who led the Top 14 going into this weekend; Glasgow, who headed their Pro14 conference; and Leinster, who are two points behind Scarlets in their conference and are the only one of the four with European pedigree, having won the tournament three times. Exeter have tended to start their European campaigns slowly but, in a pool where away victories will be precious, they have to start in step at home to Glasgow. Table toppers LeinsterPool 4 Castres, Leicester, Munster, Racing 92Leicester were pooled with Racing 92 and Munster last season as they lost all three away matches while scoring 16 points and conceding 114. Castres may offer some relief: in 13 European Cup campaigns they have only once reached the knockout stage and not since 2005 have they recorded more victories than defeats. Racing have declined from the side that reached the final in 2016 and won the Top 14. Munster, beaten by Saracens in last season’s semi-finals, are growing in experience. Table toppers MunsterPool 5 Bath, Scarlets, Toulon, TrevisoThe presence of an Italian side invariably means a knockout place for the team that finishes second in the group but Treviso have won at Edinburgh and at home to Ospreys this season, so Bath cannot assume they will bank five points next Saturday. Toulon are not the force they were but still rarely lose at the Stade Félix Mayol, while Bath remain fickle, losing at home to Newcastle one week and winning at Wasps the next. Scarlets, who won the Pro12 last season, play with flair and have learned how to win away. Table toppers Scarlets Share on Messenger Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Catapult, a New Crowdfunding Platform to Advance the Lives of Women and Girls

first_imgPosted on September 11, 2012August 15, 2016Click 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)A message from our friends at Women Deliver and Catapult, a new crowdfunding platform that supports projects advancing the lives of girls and women around the world:As the Catalyzing Partners, Women Deliver and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have invested in the development and implementation of this platform in order to drive investments from people to projects that advance the lives of girls and women globally.For an introduction to Catapult, please watch our 2-minute video at Platform operates through donors browsing different projects by location, topic or need and donating individually or creating donor teams to fund those projects that interest and inspire them. Once a project is fully funded, donors can access detailed information on how their funding has been used to change lives. At the same time, through Catapult’s “Curator” feature, champions for girls and women can promote projects in their specific areas of focus thus fueling a funding powerhouse for girls and women. Catapult never takes a fee from partners – it’s free!As you probably know, online crowdfunding is transforming how people give. As of 2011, charitable giving through crowdfunding platforms exceeded 676M and grew at an average rate of 43%. Women Deliver’s goal for Catapult is to establish and maintain sustained, long term funding infrastructure capable of scaling many thousands of projects and delivering millions of dollars in funds to benefit girls and women over the next decade.By listening to women’s funds and organizations, and providing a platform for their projects, Catapult will strengthen the efforts of individuals and organizations working for gender equality. The platform provides an open, direct channel between projects in need of funds and a new generation of citizen donors, leveraging existing networks to fund, sustain and bring work to a global audience.If you are interested in learning more about Catapult, please contact is also looking to engage girls and young women as advocates of crowdfunding for girls and women, and would welcome your nominations of girls and young women whom they believe would be great at communicating this message.For more information on the Catupult project, click here!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

The Consequences of Unintended Births for Maternal and Child Health in India

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 7, 2012August 15, 2016Click 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)A new study, The consequences of unintended births for maternal and child health in India, published in Population Studies: A Journal of Demography, uses data from the Indian National Family Health Survey to look into the relationship between pregnancy intention and maternal and child health outcomes in India.From the abstract:Data from the Indian National Family Health Survey, 2005–06 were used to explore how pregnancy intention at the time of conception influences a variety of maternal and child health and health care outcomes. Results indicate that mistimed children are more likely than wanted children to be delivered without a skilled attendant present (OR = 1.3), to not receive all recommended vaccinations (OR = 1.4), and to die during the neonatal and postneonatal periods (OR = 1.8 and 2.6, respectively). Unwanted children are more likely than wanted children to not receive all recommended vaccinations (OR = 2.2), to be stunted (OR = 1.3), and to die during the neonatal, postneonatal, and early childhood periods (OR = 2.2, 3.6, and 5.9, respectively). Given the high levels of unintended fertility in India (21 per cent of all births), these are striking findings that underscore the importance of investments in family planning.Access the article here.Share this:last_img read more

Network for Good Named Top 100 Impact Companies

first_imgWe’re thrilled to announce that Network for Good has been named one of the Top 100 Impact Companies by Real Leaders.Business As a Force for GoodThe Real Leaders Top 100 Impact Companies is the first-ever listing of companies making a positive impact and growing by doing good. Each company featured embraces a vision of business that proves companies can thrive as a force for good.“We’re honored to be featured on the inaugural list of Real Leaders’ Top 100 Impact Companies,” said Network for Good CEO Bill Strathmann. “Our fundraising software has helped thousands of small nonprofits across the country raise $2.5B so far… and we’re just getting started. We want to unleash generosity on a massive scale and believe in leveling the digital playing field so small nonprofits can better engage consumers with easy-to-use donor management and communications software. What’s our Impact? Generosity Unleashed.” Since 2001, Network for Good has helped over 125,000 nonprofits raise over $2.5 billion in donations. We’d love to work with you to achieve your mission. Ask us how we can help your nonprofit. And the winners are…Real Leaders, Big Path Capital, and B Lab created a list of vanguard businesses dedicated to improving the world. Each company’s “Force for Good” score was determined by reviewing their revenue, growth rate, and B Impact assessment score.“The Real Leaders 100 list is the first ranking of positive impact companies in North America and leverages the engine of capitalism for great profit and great good,” said Michael Whelchel, Managing Partner, Big Path Capital.The 100 winners will be celebrated at a formal event in April at the Momentum (MO) Summit in Asheville, North Carolina.Be a part of the 125,000 nonprofits who have put Network for Good’s vision to work for them. Find out how we can support you today!Read more on The Nonprofit Bloglast_img read more

Benzema: I made BBC unit work

first_imgKarim Benzema was often overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as part of Real Madrid’s fearsome ‘BBC’ frontline, but claims to have “made it all work”.The French frontman was acquired by the Blancos in the same summer as a Portuguese superstar arrived in a record-breaking deal.He was a proven goalscorer in his own right and has enjoyed a productive 10-year career at the Santiago Bernabeu. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? 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 Benzema was, however, to find himself playing a support role to Ronaldo, with Bale then joining the Real ranks in 2013.A formidable trio helped Madrid to an enviable haul of La Liga and Champions League honours, with all three making important contributions.Benzema saw his value questioned at times, but always worked hard for the collective cause and considers himself to have been the glue which held three ambitious figures together.The 31-year-old told RMC Sport: “You had a rocket (Bale) and a goalscorer (Ronaldo), and then there was me, the piece that made it all work.”Benzema added on the changes he had to make to his game after arriving from Lyon: “Here, the finisher was Cristiano.“I played a different role. I was involved more in the construction of moves and trying to open up spaces. “For me, he was the best goalscorer even if he played on the left. I moved away to open up space and let him score.”Karim Benzema Real Madrid Liverpool UCLBenzema enjoyed plenty of memorable moments himself, despite Ronaldo dominating the headlines, with the deadlock opened in a 2018 Champions League final clash with Liverpool as he made Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius pay for a costly error.“I needed that goal,” he said, as the Blancos ran out 3-1 winners on the night.“It was one of the best feelings I’ve had since I was little.”Benzema also helped Real to European glory in 2017, with arch-rivals Atletico seen off at the semi-final stage thanks in part to one moment of magic from their French forward which saw him evade three defenders on the touchline and help to tee up an effort for Isco.“That’s how I define football,” said Benzema.“If I’m a fan who goes to the stadium, I’m going to see that, because there are always goals, but things like that don’t happen every day. “In a game like that, against a rival like Atletico, for me it’s worth more than a goal. It’s the best thing I’ve done in the Champions League.”last_img read more

Arsenal set unwanted milestone as Watford fightback to earn point

first_imgArsenal could not withstand a second-half barrage at Vicarage Road on Sunday as Watford fought back from two goals down to secure a dramatic point, with the Gunners achieving an unwanted new milestone in the process.In total, Arsenal faced 31 shots against the Hornets, the most they have ever allowed another Premier League side to have against them since Opta began collecting data in the division in 2003. It is also the most shots Watford have had in a Premier League game, with 23 efforts coming in the second half alone.The Gunners looked set for a comfortable afternoon when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double put them ahead in the first half, the opener coming from a 20-pass move, the most passes in a move leading to a goal in the English top-flight so far this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? 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 However, Watford capitalised on some sloppy Arsenal defending at the start of the second period as Sokratis Papastathopoulos gave the ball way inside his own area, allowing Tom Cleverley to score.The Hornets continued to pile on the pressure and had the chance to equalise when David Luiz fouled Roberto Pereyra in the area. Pereyra took the spot-kick himself and sent Bernd Leno the wrong way to drag Watford level. That was the 10th penalty Arsenal have conceded since the start of last season, no side has conceded more, with three of those coming this campaign alone.In a breathless finish, Quique Sanchez Flores’ side could have won it in stoppage-time but Abdoulaye Doucoure could only shoot straight at Leno from inside the area.In the end both sides had to make do with a point, though Unai Emery will rue yet more mistakes from his defence. Since the start of last season, Arsenal’s players have made a combined 14 errors leading to opposition goals in the Premier League, at least two more than any other club in this time.It is the first time Arsenal and Watford have drawn in 22 meetings in all competitions stretching back to December 1984. It is also the first time Arsenal have failed to win a Premier League game in which they were at least two goals ahead since a 3-3 draw against West Ham in April 2016. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Kane: Misfiring Spurs are out of excuses

first_imgHarry Kane admits that Tottenham have already run out of excuses in 2019-20, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side having stumbled out of the blocks in the Premier League and suffered a humbling Carabao Cup exit to Colchester.Having reached last season’s Champions League final and secured another top-four finish, Spurs were expected to kick on again in the current campaign.Pochettino has overseen a period of gradual improvement in north London, with the Argentine opting to stay on for at least another year after conceding that European glory could have seen him walk away. 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 He has been unable to inspire his troops to make the start they were after, with just eight points taken from a possible 18 in the league while another route to potential silverware has been cut off after being beaten on penalties in cup competition by League Two opposition.Star striker Kane concedes Spurs have not been good enough, telling Sky Sports: “I’d say it’s been disappointing, I don’t think there’s any hiding behind that.”To only win two games out of our first seven is not the standards that we’ve set in previous years.”Obviously the two draws at [Manchester] City and Arsenal are not terrible results, but being 2-0 up at Arsenal and drawing does feel like a terrible result.”We’ve put ourselves in good positions this season, we just haven’t managed to see the game out or find a way to win like we have in previous years.Harry Kane Tottenham 2019-20“It’s a disappointing start, but there are plenty of games to turn that around, starting with the game on Saturday [against Southampton].”[Game management] is something we need to get better at, when we go ahead in games we need to be more confident, to see the game out, whether we drop behind the ball or carry on playing, whatever suits that game.”We’re not inexperienced any more, we’re not young any more, the excuses aren’t there for us anymore. It’s down to us players to take responsibility.”While Spurs have frustrated so far, time is still on their side.Kane believes a title challenge could yet be staged, despite Pochettino’s team already slipping 10 points behind table-topping Liverpool.The England international added: “If this was January or February people would be saying there’s no chance of us winning it.”Obviously it’s not the ideal start, but stranger things have happened. You can never rule yourselves out until it’s done.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Sinfully Good Cocktails: Villains Tavern

first_img How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Editors’ Recommendations The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Imagine if a Sherlock Holmes villain, an evil English wizard, and a Wild West American outlaw joined forces to open a bar. They would surely open Villains Tavern, one of LA’s best bars for atmosphere, live music, and your favorite poison. It also set the scene for an episode of “American Horror Story.”Related: LA’s No Vacancy Speakeasy In keeping with its theme, from the outside it’s not exactly a welcoming-looking place. Situated in the Arts District on a street with a miraculous amount of available parking, the tavern looks dark and shut off. But once you get inside, it’s a riot of color and eclectic detail that looks carefully collected by an evil mastermind. A huge gothic mirror takes up one wall, while another wall is covered with colorful bottles, no doubt containing concoctions and ingredients for spells. Chandeliers, a dark stout bar, forlorn, creepy statues, and ruby red walls round out the malevolent motif. It’s on the small side, but there are tables upstairs (get there early to snag one) and an outdoor patio.Villains Tavern is one of the best bars for live music, fostering outlaw-like artists who don’t want the glossy life of a label band. You’ll get to hear the likes of We The Folk, The Vignes Rooftop Revival, Moonlight Graham (the band, not the baseball player), Urban Grass, and The Rayford Brothers. Never heard of these guys? It’s time you did and there’s no better venue: Villains offers up bluesy, dark, soulful, sometimes country-ish music perfect for the decor and even better for getting up to no good. Did we mention there’s never a cover? They may be villains, but they’re not picking your pockets.Since it’s a bar, we should probably talk about their booze. Great beer list (Three Weavers is a must if you like IPAs), but it’s their cocktails that take center stage. Generally named after dark things, like the Poison Apple (vodka, Granny Smith apple juice, citrus, and Aztec chocolate bitters), the Fatal Hour (rye, bitters, and Luxardo cherry), and the absolutely delicious Belladonna: Makers Mark, citrus blackberry bramble and shaved ice, topped with a luscious, bleeding blackberry that soaks the ice. Even the mischievous god Loki gets a cocktail, which is the perfect hot summer night choice: vodka, sage, honey peach syrup, citrus, and soda. The cocktail menu rotates and you should be prepared for a little bit of a wait (nothing egregious) for your drink: they use all homemade syrups and juices. You can order cocktail classics if you like, but their menu is definitely worth branching out for. The prices are pretty standard for LA craft cocktails, about $12-14 per cocktail, but go at happy hour and they’re only $8!The food is certainly criminal as far as your waistline is concerned, but it’s worth it. Good luck picking between the Thick Cut Onion Rings, Deep Fried Mac n’ Cheese Bites (20 to an order), and the nachos: just go ahead order all three. If you want a full on meal, the Angus Beef Chili Cheeseburger shouldn’t be missed, but be prepared for a messy meal. If you love live music, good booze, and indulging your inner-Steampunk villain, you’ve found your haunt.last_img read more

Community scoreboard, Nov. 5

first_img Nov. 1Sr. Monte Carlo — Men: Mark Swenson 188-190-223 601. Women: Connie Stevens 116-193-183 492.At Husted’s Hazel Dell LanesOct. 23Alki-Nuts — Josh Wills 227-300-277 804.Oct. 25Women’s Classic — Cassie Huit 194-214-190 598.Economy — Men: Derek Donohoe 189-191-232 612. Women: Shannon Frantz 187-198-135 518.HD Commercial — Men: Jason Lower 258-237-213 708. Women: Shelby Neves 204-225-236 665.Oct. 26Senior Roller — Men: Jay Vallandingham 190-209-259 658. Women: Karla Aspinwall 186-164-190 540. By The Columbian GO Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: BOWLINGLOCAL LEAGUESAt Allen’s Crosley LanesOct. 26Merry Mixers — Sam Allen 191-225-243 659.At Bailey’s Tiger BowlOct. 30Tuesday Tigerettes — Karla Aspinwall 158-157-170 485.At Big Al’sOct. 2954”40 Mill and Friends — Men: Jonathan Prue 192-190-202 584. Women: Jan Mills 173-135-158 466.Oct. 30Young @ Heart — Men: Mike Ladage 268-163-233 664. Women: Sharon Wannamaker 191-179-201 572.Oct. 31Coors Light Renegades — Men: Chris Boone 186-279-266 731; Women: Ashli Mortensen 157-183-181 521. Oct. 27Saturday Nite Sudsers — Men: Jack Jefferies 234-215-213 662. Women: Kim Heying 184-169-188 541.Oct. 29Cosmopolitan — Chip Fulbright 246-224-257 727.Oct. 30Spotters — Lori Ehmke 141-167-222 530.HONOR SCORESMen300, 277 — Josh Wills, Hazel Dell Alki-Nuts, Oct. 23299 — Randy Pepper, Hazel Dell Cosmopolitan, Oct. 29290 — Ron Edwards, Hazel Dell Cosmopolitan, Oct. 29280 — Jason Derheim, Hazel Dell Alki-Nuts, Oct. 23279 — Mike Armstrong, Hazel Dell Cosmopolitan, Oct. 29279, 266 — Chris Boone, Big Al’s Coors Light Renegades, Oct. 31278 — Scott Dees, Hazel Dell Cosmopolitan, Oct. 29270 — Michael Paulson, Hazel Dell Alki-Nuts, Oct. 23269 — DJ Jones, Hazel Dell Alki-Nuts, Oct. 23268 — Dave Creek, Hazel Dell Alki-Nuts, Oct. 23268 — Matt Eichler, Hazel Dell Cosmopolitan, Oct. 29268 — Mike Ladage, Big Al’s Young@Heart, Oct. 30Women267 — AJ Schock, Hazel Dell HD Commerical, Oct. 25234 — Lori Harken, Hazel Dell HD Commerical, Oct. 25233 — Bonnie Duback, Hazel Dell Women’s Classic, Oct. 25 Published: November 5, 2018, 6:27pm Share: Community scoreboard, Nov. 5 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

ARC’s Memo Manager Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

first_imgARLINGTON, Va. – August 22, 2017 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC), the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of ARC Memo Manager. Developed in 2007, and starting with just over 140 debit memos from one airline, Memo Manager has grown to become the go-to memo management tool for approximately 175 carriers and nearly 7,000 travel agencies. The product processed more than 500,000 debit memos in 2016. ARC’s Memo Manager opened the door for the concept of online resolution and payment of debit memos through electronic communication, memo actioning, and automated memo processing between airlines and travel agencies. Enabling real-time correspondence between carriers, travel agents and system providers drastically reduced memo processing time and costs industrywide. The need to manually enter data into ARC’s system has been virtually eliminated by the tool, resulting in faster debit memo resolution for all parties and a more productive industry as a whole “Protravel has developed an all-inclusive solution to streamline debit memo receipt, dispute and payment for our independent travel agents leveraging data from ARC’s Memo Manager. What used to be an all-day manual process, now takes less than two hours, with little manual intervention needed,” said Protravel International Business Process Manager, Carlyn Andre. “The increased transparency into our debit memo trends allows us to pinpoint and resolve issues quicker. We have seen faster submission of disputes to carriers and faster resolution of memos overall.” Sarah Sager, ARC’s Memo Manager product manager, commented, “By working together, we have continued to devise common solutions that benefit the industry as a whole. By improving transparency into an industry pain point, ARC is striving to continually reduce debit memos and deliver proven solutions to our partners that not only advance, but also unify, the industry to make the work we do better every day.” Out of its success, ARC designed its well-known Debit Memo Working Group (DMWG), which now consists of 94 carriers, agencies, GDS representatives, and additional industry stakeholders. The DMWG successfully continues the work Memo Manager first set out to do: improve the efficiency of the debit memo process and reduce the volume of invalid memos. Additional information about Memo Manager is available online.  About ARCThe Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for nearly 7,000 travel agencies with more than 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit and read more

Embassy Suites by Hilton Debuts in College Station, TX

first_imgOctober 3, 2017 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas and MCLEAN, Va. – Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), announced today the opening of a newly-built hotel in College Station, TX. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on providing guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its spacious, all-suites hotel properties. Embassy Suites by Hilton College Station offers a central location to Texas A&M University, the ideal home base for travelers in town for the big game or an official college visit. Kyle Field and the George Bush Presidential Library are just miles from the hotel and visitors can explore the nightlife scene at the Northgate Bar District. Nearby attractions include Bio Corridor, Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, Grand Station Entertainment, Santa’s Wonderland, Museum of the American G.I. and Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. Owned by Mac Haik Enterprises and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the property welcomes guests to enjoy its two-room suites where travelers can spread out, enjoy a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary drinks and snacks each night. With 162 contemporary, spacious suites and more than 4,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space, Embassy Suites by Hilton College Station provides customer service that always anticipates travelers’ needs and delivers what matters most. “Embassy Suites by Hilton College Station is a great addition to our portfolio, bringing leisure and business travelers the amenities and space they love to their favorite college town,” said Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton. “With its ideal location, guests can explore all that the city has to offer.” The property also boasts amenities such as a fitness center, an indoor, heated pool, as well as The Saber Bar and Grill. The restaurant is known for its signature pizzas baked in a brick-style oven, hand cut Chairman Reserve Steaks and chef-inspired sorbet. The Saber Bar and Grill serves lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 – 11 p.m. “We are excited for guests to experience all that College Station has to offer,” said Mechelle Milliorn, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton College Station. “Whether it’s the big game or a business trip, guests can enjoy our free, made-to-order breakfast as the perfect start to every day.” Embassy Suites by Hilton College Station participates in the Hilton Honors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join – visit here for enrollment information. 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 nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. In celebration of the recent opening, the property is offering 1,000 Bonus Honors points per night from October 11, 2017 – February 28, 2018. Embassy Suites by Hilton College Station is located at 201 University Drive East, College Station, Texas, 77840. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call +1 808 674 8222.last_img read more

Smart Travel Group Promotes Three Team Members in Marketing, Supplier Relations and Sales

first_imgAmber Blecker Joins Smart Travel Group as Manager of Sales & Product Strategies, Kameish Stanley Named VP of Marketing for Smart Travel Group, Lisa Baron Promoted to VP of Supplier Relations for OASIS Travel Network  Boca Raton, FL (March 19, 2018) – Just in time for International Women’s Month, Smart Travel Group that was started by CEO Lee Smolinski, today announced the promotion of several team members, establishing one of the travel industry’s most powerful female leadership teams. Effective immediately, Amber Blecker has been named manager of sales and product strategies for Smart Travel Group, Kameish Stanley has been named vice president of marketing for Smart Travel Group, and Lisa Baron has been named vice president of supplier relations for OASIS Travel Network, the company’s independent contractor division. A seasoned travel industry veteran with 16 years of experience selling and marketing cruise and land vacations, Amber Blecker will manage all aspects of Smart Travel Group’s sales and product strategies. Most recently, she was in the same position for – the company’s internet cruise division. Blecker has been listed in Travel Agent Magazine‘s Top 25 Travel Agent List and in USA Today’s CruiseLog Top 10 Cruise Specialist List. She also founded, a site devoted to help solo cruisers find reduced single supplement sailing. Stanley  – who previously served as senior director of marketing for – joins the Smart Travel Group team in a similar capacity, where she will oversee marketing, ecommerce initiatives and supplier relations. Her previous experience includes product development and operational management positions at Online Vacation Center in Fort Lauderdale. Stanley holds a degree in marketing and international business from Florida International University. Baron will take on additional responsibility, overseeing all supplier relations and distribution of supplier promotions and information along with management of OTN members websites, emarketing, and client reach-out. In her new role, she will also work closely with Signature Travel Network and liaise with OASIS Travel Network’s valued cruise and land supplier partners. Prior to joining OASIS Travel Network, Baron headed International Conferences, a division of cruise planners that provided accredited continuing education conferences onboard cruise ships for doctors and attorneys. Before that position, she worked on the supplier side of the fence for most of her career, most recently with Norwegian Cruise Line as the manager of the Hawaii desk. “Amber, Kameish and Lisa are three very talented travel industry sales and marketing professionals and we are thrilled to recognize them for their efforts now, during International Women’s Month,” said Lee Smolinski, CEO of Smart Travel Group. “Our team continues to excel and with these three strong female leaders as part of our management team, we are excited about what is to come.” For more information on Smart Travel Group, please  About OASIS Travel NetworkOASIS Travel Network is the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group, a full-service retail travel agency. The host agency encompasses more than 70 full-time employees and 700+ independent contractors across the country who sell cruises, escorted tours, land packages, air and more. A proud member of the Signature Travel Network, OASIS Travel Network has become a leading agency in the State of Florida and a major seller of cruises in the United States. To provide agents with a plan that works for their personal goal in the industry, OASIS Travel Network offers three different plans for agents to pick from including a basic, elite and platinum plan. New2Travel, the agency’s program for “New Sellers of Travel” is a hand-picked curriculum that the host agency created to prepare new independent travel professionals, which includes an in-person three-day boot camp training. OASIS Travel Network also offers its agents various technologies and marketing solutions free or at very reasonable cost to help agents grow their business. For more information on OASIS Travel Network, visit read more

Selling River Cruises Using Seminars

first_imgWritten By: Tom Ogg  A few years back we had the honor of having Mr. Andy Bailey share his marketing effort by selling Viking River Cruises by using seminars to present and then close river cruise sales. The conversation was fascinating. I well remember having an agent on several cruise seminars that focused on selling Alaska cruises to first timers. He ran “Cruising Alaska 101” seminars in conjunction with Holland America and sold hundreds of them.  Having done numerous seminars myself selling travel business opportunities, books, association memberships and so on I thought I would share the details of doing seminars focused on selling river cruises.  Gat a PlanAs in any business venture you will need a plan of action in order to make your river cruise seminars a success. Who are you going to market to? What are you going to market? When are you going to start the seminar series? Where are you going to market? Why are clients going to buy your product?  You need to have a thorough understanding of these elements completely thought out, planned and budgeted long before you start looking for a partner. By having a well conceived business plan, you will become much more attractive to a potential partner, especially if you do not have a successful track record that you can be validated.  Your plan should lay out the costs of doing the seminars, the focus, the products, the anticipated results and the measuring criteria. One of the most motivating factors for selecting river cruises is the large commissions that they generate.  Get a PartnerThe most effective way to draw potential clients and convert them to sales is to be the expert. By partnering with one of the river cruise lines you can accomplish several things. First, it proves your expertise by being someone the cruise line supports. It also guarantees your potential clients that your seminar will be informative and thorough. By having a representative of the cruise line at your seminar.  It is quite possible that your partner will also invest in the seminars by sharing the cost of the promotion, meeting rooms, food and beverage (if any) and booking incentives (if any). You should make strong commitments of support and exclusivity to your partner in return for their support.  Get a ProductTurn your seminar into a sales event by pitching a very specific product such as “AMA European River Cruises” or “AMA Danube River Cruises”. By making the seminar very specific you are likely to get attendees that are well along their way to making a decision about booking a river cruise. Rather than have a general seminar about river cruising, make it very specific. And, always make the seminar 100% about your partner’s products.  Of course, you should be ready to book clients at the seminar by offering an incentive to make a commitment. In some instances your partner may be in a position to make concessions of some kind to motivate clients to commit. By have group space blocked with a limited inventory available will always act as a motivator to commit, as does a pending price increase or inclusion expiration.  Always make it easy for clients to make a commitment. Don’t try to make a complete booking at the seminar, just get a deposit, name, cruise and date and then say that your office will be in touch for all the details in a day or so.  Get a RoomWhere you are holding your seminar will make a difference in the results that you will experience. There are a ton of inexpensive or free venues that are available in any community. Venues such as local libraries, community colleges, high schools, churches (unless you are booking a religious group) banks with community rooms, your children’s schools, community halls, charity and other not-for-profit organizations, local government building meeting rooms and others like your local chamber of commerce or business meeting rooms not in use over the weekend all shout cheap and have absolutely no relationship with the excitement of river cruises.  If you can find a hotel near your market focus and then negotiate last minute rates for meeting rooms this is the very best situation. Nothing is more perishable than an unsold meeting room and hotel sales managers are generally more than willing to work with someone that can perform on short notice. Since river cruise seminars enjoy a very short promotion to fruition cycle (usually less than 7-days) they are perfect for last minute meeting room rentals. Also, realize that there is always new revenue generated by meetings other than the room rental rate. Food and beverage will be impacted as will parking fees and employee gratuities.  The nicer the property the better the impact for potential river cruisers. Think of the room rental cost as an investment in your success. Potential river cruisers are clearly affluent and do not want to go to a seminar at the local Library.  Restaurants also make a great place to have your seminars. This is true especially if the restaurant enjoys a relationship with the products that you are selling. Many restaurants have separate rooms for the purpose of private parties and will jump at the opportunity to allow you to use it for a seminar, especially if the seminar occurs during a normally slow period for the restaurant. Scheduling your seminar after the much hour is over, but before the dinner crowd is a sure winner.   The fact that you are bringing an affluent crowd of potential new customers for the restaurant is a very valuable element of the negotiation. Typically one can negotiate light refreshments, wine tastings (for wine bars and restaurants) or other concessions.  Co-working facilities are another great potential. Check out to find co-working facility opportunities near where your meetings will take place. Some of the meeting facilities can be very impressive and professional and that rates are motivating.  Plan Your SeminarNow that you have negotiated your seminar venue you should plan your seminar. The most effective length is around 60-minutes. You might want to schedule something like this  5-minutes Introductions 10-minutes River Cruise Video  30-minutes Verbal Presentation 15-minutes Q&A  You should limit the seminar size to no more than 30 people, with 20 being the optimum. You should schedule multiple seminars in the same meeting room separated by an hour so that you can have follow up conversations with people in the prior seminar. If you have booked your meeting room for a 4-hour block then doing two seminars a day is quite practical, however only start filling the second one once the first seminar has met its desired head count.  You should be prepared to take booking requests during the second hour after each presentation by having an incentive that is only available if they book at that time. And again, make the reservation process simple and easy to do. Take a minimum deposit and just the minimum information needed start the reservation process. Your staff can follow up to gather all the detailed information later. Also have an appointment calendar available for those clients that would like to meet one-on-one to discuss their river cruise plans with you.   This is important. If you are hosting any food, wine, coffee and pastries and so on. Do not make them available until the conclusion of the seminar. This will encourage the seminar attendees to stick around so that you can talk with them individually.  And the key to successful river cruise sales is follow up. You should have the names and contact information for every person in attendance and respectful and punctual follow up is the key to closing sales.  Promote Your SeminarBy defining your market demographics it should be pretty easy to locate a publication that will reach your desired demographic. One agent uses a local newspaper in an area heavily populated with affluent 55+ communities. Since the Baby Boomer market is one of the best market segments for river cruises, this makes a ton of sense. By running an ad on Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for a Friday seminar. The ad simply needs to state the seminar content and location. Your should also market your partner prominently in the ad as a joint seminar. This will convey the message that the content will be professional and that they are talking with the experts. You should also do a press release for the seminar and ask for some editorial support when you place the ad. Just about every newspaper has an “Upcoming Meetings and Events” sections, as do local news websites that will list your seminar for free.  Run an AdWords campaign targeted tightly on your market promoting the seminar. You can narrow its reach to baby boomers within your geographic market easily.  See if there is a local radio station that caters to your demographic within your target market area and run some-30 second spots on Monday through Thursday. See if you can get interviewed as part of the advertising package.  You should establish a website with the sole purpose of announcing the seminars and also taking reservations. By creating an email list of potential attendees you can easily make announcements of future seminars to those that have opted in to your email notification program.  You can use Facebook’s location targeting function by identifying the zip code of your target market and either focus on the zip code or set up a radius from the seminar location to market to. Unfortunately Facebook doesn’t allow the myriad of demographic targeting that AdWords does, but, you might be able to boost a post for just a couple hundred dollars that will saturate your market. You should create a specific Facebook business page focused solely on your seminars to use this tactic.  So there you have it. Seminars are a great way to sell river cruises and should never be overlooked.last_img read more

Countdown Starts to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Historic ‘Captains in Cádiz’ Fleet Get-Together

first_imgJune 20th 2018 – With just under three months to go, excitement is mounting as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines puts the final preparations in place for its long-awaited ‘Captains in Cádiz’ fleet get-together, being hosted in one of Europe’s most historic cities, Cádiz in Spain, on Monday 10th September 2018. This is the second time that all four of Fred. Olsen’s ocean cruise ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will have come together at the same time, anywhere in the world! This year – which is the 170th anniversary of Fred. Olsen’s establishment as a shipping company – the event has been named ‘Captains in Cádiz’, as a number of the ships’ Captains will be taking part throughout the day. Working closely with the Cádiz Port Authority and the various Cádiz and Andalusian tourism partners involved, such as the Town Hall and the Provincial Tourist Board, Fred. Olsen will be laying on ‘all the fun of the fiesta’ for guests, with lively festivities and activities taking place from 8am to 5pm on board the ships, along the quayside and throughout the city. Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:“We are very grateful to the Port and the city of Cádiz for making us so welcome in this stunning region of Andalusia, and for their generous support of our special ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebrations. “In July 2015, we brought our four ships together for the very first time in Bergen, Norway, and it was one of the most celebrated events in Fred. Olsen’s history! To mark our milestone 170th anniversary this year, we are now looking to build upon the tremendous success of this ‘Four Ships in Bergen’ event with ‘Captains in Cádiz’. “We will be treating the 4,000 guests across the Fred. Olsen fleet to an action-packed programme of festivities and events during the day – from a Treasure Hunt taking in the spectacular sights of the city, to live bands and Flamenco shows along the route, to the chance to try delicious local produce and cheer on the crew in a hotly-contested tug of war competition between the ships…there’s plenty of fun for everyone!” Guests will also get the opportunity to visit the Fred. Olsen ships during the day, which was such a highlight of the previous event in Bergen, so that they can arrange to meet up with each other – or their favourite crew members – and get to experience the rest of the fleet for themselves. José Luis Blanco, President of the Port Authority of Cádiz Bay, said:“We want to thank Fred. Olsen for choosing Cádiz amongst many international destinations for this event. It is an important opportunity for the Port and Cádiz to show our competitive and attractive global position. “We will ensure we give an excellent impression of our Port, city and province of Cádiz.” Fred. Olsen’s fleet will be operating on four different themed itineraries and arriving in Cádiz from all over the world for the event: – Braemar’s 14-night M1822 ‘The Flavour of Spain’ cruise, ex Southampton on 31st August 2018 – arriving from Seville, Spain – Black Watch’s 14-night W1819 ‘Portuguese Explorer’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 1st September 2018 – arriving from Funchal, Madeira – Balmoral’s 14-night L1829 ‘Cities of Spain & Portugal’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 2nd September 2018 – arrivingfrom Casablanca, Morocco – Boudicca’s 15-night D1819 ‘Island-Hopping to Suez’ fly-cruise, ex Dover on 5th September 2018 (ends in Aqaba, Jordan) – arriving from Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal From Cádiz, all four ships will be leaving the harbour in a dramatic formation sequence, which will only be unveiled on the day! Braemar will then be returning to Southampton, UK; both Black Watch and Balmoral will be meeting up again in Lisbon, Portugal; and Boudicca will be continuing to Ibiza, Spain. Fred. Olsen is committed to the city of Cádiz, and has been calling there since 1997. For many Fred. Olsen guests, Cádiz is a highlight of their cruise holiday, and the city is renowned for its historical architecture and generous hospitality. The Port’s excellent facilities within the city will allow all four Fred. Olsen ships to berth in close proximity to each other, meaning that Cádiz is the ideal location for this important moment in Fred. Olsen’s history. For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.comlast_img read more

What Is Pale Ale Everything You Need to Know About the Basic

first_img The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest 1 of 2 Next Stone Brewing/Facebook Sierra Nevada/Facebook Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail Virgin Voyages Sea-ks Name For New Cruise-Ship-Exclusive Beer Previous Editors’ Recommendations Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene The pale ale isn’t sexy. It’s not extreme. It’s not a palate wrecker. But, believe it or not, there was a time when this humble beer style was the hottest thing going (think of it as a reverse She’s All That). In fact, the argument can be made that the American pale ale was the spark that ignited the fuse on the craft beer revolution.From the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, craft beer pioneers like Anchor Bering and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company perfected their recipes for pale ales, taking original English ale ingredients and processes then refining them to use a balanced blend of malts and American-grown hops. Within a few years, Anchor’s Liberty Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale would help provide the financial backbone for those breweries to grow and thrive, setting the stage for more small breweries and more experimentation. For decades, it was the norm for every American craft brewery to offer its own signature pale ale recipe as a part of a core lineup. Within the relatively narrow parameters of the pale ale style, it became difficult to stand out. The number of pale ales lining store shelves was overwhelming. In a crowded field without much diversity, breweries began to shelve their pale ales for the more aggressive India pale ale style, where balance and moderation are rarely encouraged. As craft beer continues to grow in sheer numbers, as well as style diversity, it’s the perfect time to look back on the American pale ale, recognize its place in the pantheon, and celebrate the breweries that are still making excellent pale ales.Most American pale ales are crafted of American two-row (or similar) malt, American hops (like Cascade), and American ale yeast.Most American pale ales are crafted of American two-row (or similar) malt, American hops (like Cascade), and American ale yeast. This simple foundation creates an easy-to-drink beer with a toasted biscuit base and bright but balanced hop profile. American pale ales pour in a variety of light colors from golden to amber, hence the “pale” signifier in the name. The middle of the road mouthfeel and higher carbonation create a refreshing drink with more tooth than summer ales or light lagers. The alcohol by volume percentage hovers in the 5 to 6 percent range, enabling casual consumers to enjoy more than one in a sitting.The best way to learn about pale ales isn’t to read about them. It’s to drink them. Search out these beers for a representation of the best the style has to offer in today’s market.Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Brewing CompanyPerhaps the quintessential American pale ale, Sierra Nevada‘s all-time classic is still being brewed and is available in a wide range of formats. The pine and grapefruit hop notes will make this your favorite new (old) beer.Stone Pale Ale 2.0Stone Brewing CompanyNever one to follow the rules, Stone uses German hops in its reimagined Pale Ale 2.0 recipe. The result is a classic biscuit malt profile with accents of stone fruit and citrus.Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing CompanyWhile technically classified as a pale ale, Zombie Dust pushes up against the big hop signifiers of many IPAs. While the hops here are big and bold, the beer is still crushable. MOMaine Beer CompanyA show of restraint and craft, lemon and pine flavors are followed by a dry finish. MO is complex while still being an everyday, all-occasion beer. Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer CompanyA balanced pale ale, Daisy Cutter provides a welcome combination of sweet and bitter. It brings a decadent dankness to the pale ale scene with bonus hints of mango and papaya. last_img read more

Why You Should Stop Putting Your Jeans in the Freezer to Remove

first_img Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products Editors’ Recommendations You can forget the bathtub method for all but very expensive raw denim; it’s time-consuming and won’t get your clothes as clean as a washing machine. Instead, isolate your denim in a cold wash where you should use anti-fade detergent or specially formulated denim detergent (like the recommended Heddels Denim Wash above). Turn everything inside out to protect the color and make it easier to get your body’s oils out of the fabric.The actual worst culprit of detrimental denim washing is the dryer. You should never dry denim on high heat. A combination of medium to no heat and air drying (preferably just the latter, but sometimes you need your denim fast) will elongate the life of your threads and you don’t have to walk around in your own bacteria for months. Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV $28 from Heddels It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Recently, I reached into a friend’s freezer for an ice sphere and came across a pair of neatly folded jeans. This sight took me by surprise not because it was unusual, but because the practice felt so dated. For those that might not have heard of the practice, the idea behind freezing your jeans is that freezing denim kills bacteria from well-worn jeans without actually having to wash them and affect the fade or overall integrity of the denim.Raw denim aficionados have always tried to keep their jeans and jackets away from water for as long as possible. Doing so gives them control of fade patterns and creases. In reality, wear affects the fabric just as much, if not more than, regularly washing denim.DigiPub/Getty ImagesThough people have anecdotally frozen their denim for years, more as an odor-removing process than anything else, Levi Strauss actually pushed this practice into the mainstream in 2011. As part of a conservation effort, the company urged people to freeze their jeans to get more time between washes, but scientists agree that the process just makes most of those germs dormant.Between washes, your best bet is to hang your denim outside or by a window or fan to diminish odors and bacteria.“One might think that if the temperature drops well below the human body temperature [the bacteria] will not survive, but actually many will,” Stephen Craig Cary, a University of Delaware expert on frozen microbes told Smithsonian Magazine. “Many are preadapted to survive low temperatures.” (Don’t believe us? Read about this horrifying 30,000-year-old virus scientists were able to coax back to life after retrieving it in a soon-to-melt are of permafrost.) Between washes, your best bet is to hang your denim outside or by a window or fan to diminish odors and bacteria, according to Rachel McQueen, a professor of human ecology at the University of Alberta in Canada. For a more aggressive attack on smells, fabric freshening sprays or diluted vinegar sprays should get the funk out.Every four to six weeks, depending on wear frequency, you should wash your denim. Of course, they are your clothes, so you can go as long as you’re comfortable with, especially since most of the germs are just from your skin.  Heddels Denim Wash A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Carelast_img read more

6 Extreme Adventure Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

first_img The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Editors’ Recommendations 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring From rafting through rapids to driving old Soviet-era tanks to multi-day expeditions visiting parts of the world that most only dream of seeing, adventure travel has quickly risen to the top of Internet searches, signaling disruption in the travel sphere. Some travelers just want something more beyond the typical when it comes to their well-earned time off. If you are one of those people — a true thrill seeker — this adventure travel bucket list should get your gears rotating.Explore AntarcticaDavid Merron Photography/Getty ImagesMost adventure seekers can only dream of heading to the bottom of the Earth, where they can set foot on the mostly untouched continent. Discover the Antarctic Peninsula, where you will see endless white mountains and massive glaciers that churn icebergs into the sea. Wildlife sightings on this expedition include endless penguins, seals and various types of whales, in addition to many other animals.With so many different sailings that now head to Antarctica, choosing the right one might prove to be difficult. Those who truly want an authentic experience should avoid any type of booking that refers to their trip as a “cruise” and instead search for those with “expedition” in the description. Expeditions come with a rough itinerary but can change at any moment, due to weather conditions. They are more living in the moment versus pre-planned. Expedition style trips will also typically have a team of scientists aboard state of the art ships that will give presentations and be on-hand to answer any questions you may have along the adventure. Spend days on a Zodiac or kayak, getting up close and personal with the wildlife, or walk along beaches peppered with penguins and seabirds. A journey to Antarctica is unlike anything you’ve ever seen or done and although it typically comes with a hefty price tag, the memories from your experience will be money well spent.Recommended tour company: National Geographic Expeditions: Journey to AntarcticaTour length: 14 daysSail the Northwest PassageQianli Zhang/Getty ImagesMuch like it’s sister to the south, an expedition-style trip in the Arctic is a must for wildlife adventurers. One of the world’s greatest voyages includes spectacular views of pristine fjords, glacier, and icebergs. This experience also allows guests to meet with local communities in both Greenland and Canada in addition to wildlife sightings that include marine mammals, bears and lots of birds. Sail among icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and cruise through Lancaster Sound, the entrance to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic archipelago, which is home to Canada’s newest National Marine Protected Area. This expedition also takes you to one of the most notorious sites in the Arctic, Beechey Island, which is the famed site where the ill-fated Franklin Expedition overwintered in 1845. Here you will find the graves of three of Franklin’s men, along with a fourth man from a later Northwest Passage expedition. A team of experts including scientists and explorers will join you on this expedition as well.Recommended tour company: Adventure Canada: The Northwest PassageTour length: 17 daysTravel the Trans-Siberian RailwayA view of frozen Baikal Lake, Uzury Village, and the surrounding mountain range. Tonnaja/Getty ImagesTravel from the world’s greatest wall, along the world’s longest railway line, through the world’s largest nation, and to the world’s deepest freshwater lake on this once in a lifetime experience on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This epic journey includes an adventure through China, Mongolia, and Russia. Guests will immerse themselves in Mongolia’s rich cultural heritage, from the country’s original Buddhist temple to the city built by Genghis Khan. They will also visit the magnificent Lake Baikal in a Siberian village as well as visit the mausoleum of Lenin, the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution. This particular experience takes guests to visit homes of local friends in different cities where they will share home-cooked meals together while learning about what its like to live where they live. This epic 23-day trip comes with the excitement of train travel, which is always an adventure within itself.Recommended tour company: Intrepid Travel: Beijing to St. PetersburgTour length: 23 daysBike through Iran’s Stunning LandscapeAdventure IranIran might be a stretch for some, but adventure seekers can rest assured that travelers are visiting all parts of Iran on a daily basis. Of course, take caution and pay attention to alerts from the United States State Department as they will have the latest travel advisories available online. That all being said, Iran is a beautiful country with incredible landscapes and welcoming people. This exciting biking trip starts in central Alborz and ends at the Caspian Sea. The starting point is full of untouched regions in the mountains, which are only an hour from the capital of Tehran. On the way, you will come across Lar National Park, which is home to protected areas that include rivers, traditional villages, farmlands and mountain springs. You will also have the opportunity to stop and mingle with traveling nomads, shepherds and farmers, in an area that not many local or overseas travelers get to see or experience. The bike journey ends in a popular city by the Caspian Sea where you will get a chance to jump in for a swim. If biking isn’t necessarily your thing, trekking tours are also available.Recommended tour company: Adventure Iran: Mountain Biking from Tehran to the Caspian SeaTour length: 12 daysRaft through the Grand CanyonM. Quinn/National Park ServiceGuess who is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year? That’s right, it’s the Grand Canyon National Park — what better way to celebrate than with an epic week-long rafting trip through it! This Grand Canyon rafting adventure covers 188 miles in six or seven days, each day descending deeper into geologic time. During your trip, take daily hikes that lead to streams, pols and even ancient Anasazi ruins. The stunning scenery through Grand Canyon National Park is enhanced by the thrill of over 60 whitewater rapids. This trip is the most famous and coveted rafting trips in the world and is physically demanding yet rewarding. Spending a week in the great outdoors is life changing, let alone in one of the most epic national parks in the country, which is then enhanced when adding the constant adrenaline rush from the rafting.Recommended tour company: Western River Expeditions: The Ultimate Grand Canyon VacationWitness Chernobyl and Drive a TankAdventure USAIf you find yourself in Ukraine and want to level up your adventure seeking cred, there are lots of options to choose from. Visit Chernobyl in a group or private tour. This is most likely one of the most extreme travel destinations in the world were brave guests will get to experience scenes of a post-apocalyptic world in deafening silence. During the tour guests will visit the ghost city of Pripyat, where 50,000 people lived at the time of the accident, as well as an abandoned amusement park with its legendary Ferris wheel and the power plant itself, to stand at the scene of what led to the disaster. After Chernobyl, consider a driving lesson unlike any other. Tours are available in which visitors can learn to drive a tank, including the legendary T-64, which allows you to sit behind the wheel of the tank and run over scrap cars. Other tour options include shooting all sorts of military grade weapons and flying in stunt planes.Recommended tour company: Adventure UA – Various Tour Options On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Why You Should Make Plans to Visit Greenland Nowlast_img read more

6 Pairs of White Jeans Youll Want to Wear All Season Long

first_imgWhile we heartily endorse everything from inky indigo denim to slim black jeans, there’s one pair of men’s jeans we have yet to add to your rotation. So, for this spring and summer, allow us to introduce you to white jeans.White jeans, while a little intimidating to finally take the plunge and buy (probably out of fear of immediately staining them), are the perfect fashion choice to help usher in the warmer months. Which reminds us. When do you begin wearing white jeans, since you definitely can’t wear them in winter? A good rule of thumb: Bring white jeans out of your closet right when the grass turns green in your neck of the woods. Take white jeans out of your daily rotation in late summer (pre-Labor Day), but in the meantime, feel free to give them a whirl.We think white jeans work particularly well for laid-back, summer day-drinking, or easygoing brunching and city strolling. But please, change them out before you head to nicer dinner or hit up a nightclub. Wearing white jeans to either of those events will make you look like a fashion novice and not the confident style stud you know you are. To help you score some great white jean options, we rounded up the best from a few great brands below – and at a variety of prices. Welcome to spring and summer.Best White Jeans to Shop Right Now Hugo Boss Slim Fit Jeans in BCI Stretch DenimBest known for slick, minimal basics for the modern man, Hugo Boss comes through with a premium pair of slim white jeans that add just enough flair to subtle style essentials – think a black tee or a navy polo. $195 from Nordstrom $198 from Hugo Boss $99 from Ralph Lauren If white jeans are a little too much of a leap for you, lighten up you regular jeans a few shades with some light wash denim. Bonobos Travel Jeans in South Beach WhiteWary of trying out white jeans? Make it easier on yourself by turning to a tried-and-true brand like Bonobos to nail the right fit and the right fabric, just like they’ve done with your favorite pair of spring and summer chinos. Try these out for a change of pace on a breezy spring or summer weekend afternoon with your favorite cocktail in hand. $70 from $50 from Levi’s The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials Levi’s 514 Straight Fit Stretch Denim in White Bull DenimJust as with a brand like Bonobos, you can count on Levi’s — purveyors of classic denim for decades — to come through with a pair of white jeans that fit and feel just like your other favorite pairs of Levi’s denim. Wear these with a grey slub pocket tee and tan suede chukkas for a breezy spring evening. Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Editors’ Recommendations Rag & Bone Fit 2 Slim Fit Jeans in White Broken TwillFor a pair of white jeans with some edge and serious style, we’d recommend these Rag & Bone Slim-Fit White Jeans. Wear them with brown suede boots and a light wash denim jacket for that relaxed, but upscale look. Calvin Klein Slim-Fit Jeans in Nantucket WhiteThe best men’s white jeans might conjure images of overpriced denim, but even with a lauded fashion brand like Calvin Klein, that’s not a problem. These slim-fit white jeans deliver on quality, substance and style for under $60 when on sale. Polo Ralph Lauren Sullivan Slim Stretch JeansWhat better way to complement a crisp, classic Ralph Lauren polo shirt than with some premium white denim? Try these out for your next coastal vacation. $98 from Bonoboslast_img read more

The Best Mens Grooming Gear of the Year is Coming Are You

first_img Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:26Loaded: 0%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:26 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Trust us when we say that you do not have enough skin, hair, beard, or body to test all the latest men’s grooming product on the market. Now a multi-billion dollar yearly industry, men’s grooming has gone the route of the women’s market and amped up its offerings 10-fold. How can one man try 50 shaving creams or 40 moisturizers?He can’t.But if he doesn’t test them, how does he know what works for him?He comes to The Manual.____________We’ve got enough skin and hair to try every lotion, potion, and pomade out there. And we did.Last year, we brought you 20 of the best men’s grooming products, from razors to shampoo and everything in between.This year, we solicited product samples from dozens of men’s grooming brands (large and small) and spent two and a half months testing each and everyone out on ourselves — over 100 in all. We graded each product in a variety of fields, including effectiveness, ease of use, price, fragrance, and ingredients.Some products were great but too expensive for a normal guy to afford; others were inexpensive and terrible; still others were inexpensive and worked wonders. When it came down to choosing the winners, we gave price and effectiveness more weight during final consideration. In the end, we came to what we believed to be generally agreed upon winners in categories ranging from sunscreen to conditioner to eye cream.The result?Eighteen great men’s grooming products you can, but definitely shouldn’t live without.Interested?Come back on Tuesday, March 26 when The Manual Grooming Awards 2019 make their official debut to not only get the scoop on the best of the best but also to enter for your chance to win each and every single recommended product.Until then, stay handsome. The Best Men’s Grooming Gear of the Year is Coming. Are You Ready? Close The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About last_img read more

Giant Chocolate Dragon Eggs Are the Perfect Pairing for the Game of

first_imgAnswer the door in your best Daenerys Targaryen braids (or Jon Snow wig) because British food delivery service, Deliveroo — similar to Uber Eats and GrubHub — is offering Dragon Eggs in time for the final season of Game Of Thrones. The promotion is a clever play on HBO’s premiere of Game of Thrones on April 14 and its proximity to Easter on April 21, because these eggs will be made of chocolate.Deliveroo Dragon Eggs are each two pounds of Fair Trade white chocolate and come in three hand-painted colors to replicate the eggs gifted to Daenerys in the first season. They will be available for order on April 14 to coincide with the season premiere.The dragon eggs will be available for purchase in England on April 14. DeliverooIf you’re not a Thronee and have never seen the show, all you need to know is the three eggs are rust-red, green, and gold-ish, coordinating with the color of the dragons inside. Drogon is black and red, Rhaegal is green and bronze, and Viserion is white and gold, but crack open Deliveroo’s eggs and they’re all white chocolate.A bit of a bummer if you’re a milk or dark chocolate dude. Then again, there are plenty of treats to be had at Easter, so don’t fret too much — especially since these Dragon Eggs are only available in London, Manchester, and Leeds. Unfortunately, you can’t get them in the U.S.Deliveroo is expecting the promotion to breathe fire since they “see huge spikes of orders around season premieres and finales,” says Joe Groves, a public relations expert for the company. “We thought what better way to celebrate hardcore fans than with these amazing scaly creations.”These eggs will hatch white chocolate, not fire-breathing dragons. HBOIn 2017, Deliveroo set up a Game of Thrones-themed pop-up bakery called “You Know Nothing Jon Dough” and sold out of Direwolf loaves before the store even opened. Considering this success and that the season seven premiere set a record with 10.1 million live viewers, Deliveroo shouldn’t have an issue selling the chocolate eggs.The price should help them fly as well, costing only £0.80 British pounds ($1.05 USD) per egg … which sounds insanely cheap considering Palmers Big Blinks two-pound chocolate rabbits run about $20 per cottontail.Since these giant rabbits are our only American frame of reference to comprehend the sugary madness of Dragon Eggs, it’s notable that a Big Blink has 20 servings of chocolate at 27 grams per serving (540g for the whole bunny), and that white chocolate is notorious for having more calories and added sugar. That’s because white chocolate doesn’t contain any cocoa powder, just cocoa butter. Then again, if you eat all three, it’s a great excuse to order a pair of Adidas’ Game of Thrones running sneakers.Set the mood for your Game of Thrones viewing party by grabbing dragon egg-scented candles, White Walker whisky, or a Jon Snow-style leather jacket. 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? How to Make a Whiskey Sour The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Two Leaders in Hawaiian Hospitality – Aston Aqua Hotels

first_imgWritten By: Nikki Shanley, Regional Sales Director, Aston Aqua Hotels and Resorts  What happens when two leaders in the Hawaiian Hospitality Industry join forces?  When Aston Hotels & Resorts and Aqua Hospitality merged together in August 2015 we became one of the largest hotel and resort management groups in Hawaii.  Agents working with us have access to more robust options to suit any taste or budget, on all four major islands; specifically, 26 properties on Oahu, five on Hawaii Island, five on Kauai, nine on Maui and four properties in the continental U.S. With five distinctive brands designed to suit any lifestyle, taste or budget, Aqua-Aston Hospitality has something for everyone: Aston Hotels & Resorts – WELCOME HOMEAston Hotels & Resorts offers an impressive collection of hotels, condominium resorts and villas across a selection of top vacation destinations. From family-friendly to upscale comfort, each embodies the Aston trademark of memorable vacations — superior service, genuine hospitality and effortless travel. Instinct Collection – PROVIDING DISTINCTIVE EXPERIENCESInstinct Hotel Collection represents an elite group of independent hotels and resorts for travelers with a penchant for personalized experiences. Each property’s distinct identity is personified through character, environment and design; a boutique experience and cornerstone of any special getaway. Aqua Hotels & Resorts – FOR THE SAVVY TRAVELER IN EVERYONE Aqua Hotels & Resorts offer stylish hotels with excellent service and plenty of personality. Savvy travelers will appreciate the many added amenities that make a stay at Aqua Hotels & Resorts fun, friendly and positively practical. Lite – WHEN CLEAN & COMFORTABLE IS ENOUGHLite Hotels is a group of eclectic, economy hotels that appeal to budget-minded travelers. These guests are seeking the most bang for their buck and appreciate the fundamentals — service, convenience and cleanliness. Maui Condo & Home – YOUR PIECE OF PARADISEMaui Condo & Home connects homeowners with people seeking lodging in the islands. Owner-clients value the exceptional service and reliability of a local vacation rental management company, while guest-clients enjoy the customized online experience and ease of finding quality, affordable accommodations in paradise What’s New to our portfolio?Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua BayThis iconic property emerged on March 30, 2016 from a multi-million dollar transformation to become the first Hilton Garden Inn on Kauai, and marking the Hilton Garden Inn brand presence in all 50 U.S. states. The property, which is managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, brings 216 new rooms, suites and cottages to the Hilton Garden Inn brand of more than 665 hotels worldwide. The hotel offers high-end amenities, meetings and event space, and a full service restaurant. The resort’s convenient location, where the scenic Wailua River meets the Pacific Ocean, will provide guests with a memorable vacation on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. As a special amenity for travelers looking to enjoy their surroundings, guests can explore the popular Kapaa Coastal Bike Path with the hotel’s new picnic package offer including a conveniently packed tasty spread and bicycle rentals. Grand Naniloa Hotel – a Doubletree by HiltonThe Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo on Hawaii Island will be re-launched in Summer 2016 after a $20 million restoration project. Hilo’s most iconic landmark property will reemerge as a Hawaii Island destination in its own right, home to a premier banquet and meetings facility. The property’s 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with specific breakout areas including a large ballroom (holds 400 people) and a gazebo, takes advantage of the breathtaking views of Hilo Bay and Hamakua Coastline. These improvements will lead to the hotel becoming a DoubleTree by Hilton. The Grand Naniloa Hotel will also offer guests complimentary golf on Hilo’s only 9-hole practice course, a waterfront restaurant, a poolside bar, a brand new fitness center, retail shops, curated cultural activities and tours, and authentic local entertainment in the hotel’s exclusive concert hall, for meeting breaks with a Big Island flair. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Oahu-KapoleiHampton Inn & Suites in Kapolei on the west side of Oahu marks the brand’s first property in Hawaii. The brand new Kapolei property is currently being built from the ground up and will open with 175 rooms in September 2016. Located in Hawaii’s fastest growing community in West Oahu, the hotel is a part of the larger shopping center development, Ka Makana Ali’I. Holiday Inn Express (formerly Maile Sky Court)Following a $25 million renovation, Maile Sky Court in the heart of Waikiki on Oahu will be relaunched as the Holiday Inn Express by late 2016. Located in the center of Waikiki, the property is known for its warm, welcoming vibe and an array of travel amenities including a free shuttle service to Ala Moana shopping center and a Macy’s shopping discount among many others. The Surfjack Hotel & Swim ClubLocated in the heart of Waikiki on Oahu, the new art-driven, four-star Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club was inspired by some of Honolulu’s most creative minds. Infused with work by local collaborators, the new hotel aims to immerse guests in the spirit of ‘60’s beach culture and modern aloha. The hotel features the latest culinary concept by Oahu-born chef and restauranteur Ed Kenney, Mahina & Sun’s, and a coffee bar and retail shop called Olive & Oliver. Guests can expect exclusive experiences at the Swim Club, which will have a calendar of poolside entertainment – from DJs spinning vinyl, and filmmaker screenings to cultural activities. Ilikai Hotel & Luxury SuitesSituated on the Ala Wai Yacht Marina at the edge of Waikiki, the Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites is an iconic oceanfront hotel. The property is recognized worldwide from the opening credits of the original ‘Hawaii Five-0’ television series, as the Ilikai penthouse balcony is featured with actor Jack Lord overlooking Waikiki Beach. Following a $14 million renovation, the hotel now boasts luxury condo suites on its top floors, transforming floors 22 through 25 into luxury studios and two bedroom suites. The two-bedroom suites have two king beds, a sofa bed and fully-equipped kitchens. With the option of either a mountain or ocean view, the private balconies in the suites also offer unprecedented views of the weekly fireworks over downtown Waikiki every Friday evening. The Ilikai offers an array of services and amenities including the Ilikai Massage & Spa as well as a concierge desk, where friendly staff will help book everything from surfing lessons to hiking excursions. Other stand-out amenities and services to make each stay as effortless as possible include use of beach towels and chairs for a day of play and a manager’s reception held on Wednesday evenings, serving complimentary snacks and beverages. To provide a cultural experience, the Ilikai holds a nightly torch-lighting ceremony and hosts Hawaiian entertainment on Fridays. The Ilikai is centrally located near all of Waikiki’s hotspots including Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Hawaii Convention Center and Waikiki Beachwalk which includes some of the best shopping and dining options in town. We make it easy for you…these days there’s so much to know!We are local experts on everything Hawaii. Agents can get the benefit of accurate and insightful knowledge when they speak to our centralized reservations team, now available 24 hours a day and 100% based in Hawaii. By talking to our staff of local experts, you will, undoubtedly, better serve your clients’ needs. As a combined entity, we now offer direct connectivity across Aqua-Aston Hospitality’s entire portfolio of 50 properties, making it easier for wholesalers and agents to book according to real time availability, inventory and rates, and are committed to bringing more even partners on board. Let us help you stand out from the crowd! VIP Penthouses for Those in the KnowAqua-Aston Hospitality offers a selection of VIP penthouse units that are not advertised on the website – guests can only book them if their agent is ‘in the know,’ making them a super exclusive experience. Call our Central Reservations Office at (855) 945-4092 for more information. It’s a Family AffairFamilies booking at Aston properties can take advantage of the Kids Stay Free offer (under 17) with free welcome amenities like Sand Toys for little ones. On Maui, our younger guests of any Aston property can enjoy cultural, arts and crafts activities at Camp Kaanapali, based at Aston Kaanapali Shores, for a small fee. Turn-key HoneymoonsGrooms-to-be looking to book a turn-key honeymoon package that offers excellent value can take advantage of Aqua Kauai Beach Resorts NEW ‘ultimate Kauai’ 7-night honeymoon package: The package includes breakfast for 2 daily, convertible car rental daily, $100 resort credit, 75-min oceanfront cabana Couple’s spa treatment, 4-course Chef’s Dinner including Champagne and keepsake flutes, and chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival, starting at $2793 + tax. What’s in it For You?Aqua-Aston Hospitality strongly believes in the importance of the travel agent’s role, whether you work as a home-based agent, belong to a consortium or branch of agencies, or work via a host agency. Our Cash Back Booking Bonus program, of up to $250 per booking with no need to sign up in advance, is available with bookings at any of our 50 properties: When was the last time you experienced Aloha? Agents wishing to visit Hawaii on a FAM can reach out to Nikki Shanley at or Pilita Winchatz at We can help line up accommodations at reduced rates for agents as well as site inspections once you’re on property. We have several new properties we are looking to promote: Aqua Ohia Waikiki, Grand Naniloa Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay, the $1-million garden pool at Aston Kaanapali Shores, the renovated Aston Islander on the Beach (Kauai), the renovated Kauai Shores, an Aqua hotel, now offering Lava Lava Beach Club, and the new Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club.last_img read more

Barceló Bávaro Beach Named Among the Worlds TopRated Hotels In KAYAKs 2019

first_imgKAYAK analyzes millions of reviews from travelers to discover the best hotels, airlines and car rental companies year after year MIAMI (Aug. 20 2019) – Barceló Bávaro Beach, the adults-only, 24-hour all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic, has been ranked among the world’s best hotels in KAYAK’s 2019 Travel Awards. Barceló Bávaro Beach was reviewed 57 times by KAYAK users in 2018, resulting in an 8.4/10 rating. “Barceló Bávaro Beach is among the 2.6 million worldwide properties that appear in KAYAK year-round” said Sandy Pfeil, General Manager at Barceló Bávaro Beach. “We are incredibly proud of the resort’s staff for working tirelessly to provide our guests with an exceptional all-inclusive vacation experience in the Dominican Republic.” Nestled along Bávaro Beach and the Caribbean Sea, the adults-only, 24-hour all-inclusive Barceló Bávaro Beach is part of the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort. With more than 580 rooms, three restaurants, two buffets, two bars and a large swimming pool, guests also enjoy full access to the entire Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort. Premium Level accommodations offer spectacular views, unlimited access to specialty restaurants, 24-hour room service, and more. To learn more about Barceló Bávaro Beach, please visit: KAYAK processes over two billion searches a year for travel information, helping millions of travelers around the globe make confident decisions. KAYAK’s hotel ratings process was introduced to provide hotel customers who use KAYAK with a platform to share their experience staying at different properties. A property must have a minimum Overall Rating of 8.0 and a minimum of 50 reviews published within the last year to qualify for consideration for KAYAK’s Best Hotels. The current list of “Best Hotels” is based on ratings from travelers in 2018. For more information, visit:  About Barceló Hotel Group Barceló Hotel Group, the hotel division of the Barceló Group, is the second largest hospitality chain in Spain and the 31st largest in the world. It currently operates 251 four- and five-star leisure and city hotels with over 55,000 rooms in 22 countries. Barceló Hotel Group properties are marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels.last_img read more

Amawaterways President Honored With Seatrade Cruise Outstanding Contribution Award

first_img“Godfather of River Cruising” Receives Global Cruise Award for Innovation and Trendsetting CALABASAS, CA – September 16, 2019 – AmaWaterways today proudly announced that president and co-founder Rudi Schreiner, affectionately known as the “godfather of river cruising,” received the esteemed Outstanding Contribution Award from Seatrade Cruise. The award celebrates Schreiner’s long-standing history of innovating the river cruising industry, most recently with the revolutionaryAmaMagna, which is twice the width of traditional river cruise ships. Schreiner accepted the award in Hamburg, Germany at the CLIA Germany Gala Dinner during SeaTrade Europe on September 11, 2019. “I am honored to be recognized by Seatrade Cruise for my contributions to the river cruise industry, which I’ve had the pleasure of working in for more than 25 years,” said Schreiner. “I continue to be inspired to explore new ways to propel the river cruise industry with smart design and dedicated people like those in our AmaWaterways family.” Now in its 13th year, the Seatrade Cruise Awards recognize the best of international cruise industry success, ambition and innovation. Seatrade Cruise’s Personality Awards are selected by Seatrade, in addition to seven industry awards chosen by a panel of industry experts. “Known for innovating and being a trend setter in the river cruise sector, AmaWaterways started from a single vessel in 2002, and now boasts a fleet of 24,” said Mary Bond, group director of Seatrade Cruise. “Heading up a family-run business along with his wife, Kristin Karst, their strategy is based on creating a product that they would enjoy themselves. Rudi is a multi-talented person and an architect who creates the General Arrangements and cabin designs of all newbuilds.” Throughout the years, Schreiner’s passion and creativity has helped shape what is today one of the most thriving segments of travel – river cruising.. Since its founding in 2002, the company has introduced many new innovations and trends under Schreiner’s leadership – including the most recent addition to the fleet, the revolutionary AmaMagna. Launched in May 2019, AmaMagna features a total of 98 elegantly appointed staterooms, the majority of which are spacious, full balcony suites measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft. At twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, she offers various culinary options, including two new dining venues: Jimmy’s Wine Bar Restaurant and the Al Fresco Restaurant, with retractable ceiling and side windows for guests to indulge in the views of the picturesque Danube while discovering a new vegetable-forward menu. For more information, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise for a client, call 1.800.626.0126 or visit the Travel Advisor Portal at AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.  About AmaWaterwaysA family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 24 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River.  Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options. With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers”, 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line” and inclusion of AmaMagna in 2019 TIME “World’s Greatest Places.”last_img read more

Get Outta Town Not Outta Cash Affordable Summer Vacation Ideas

first_img Score an RV Rental for $1 Per Day With Secret Repositioning Deals There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Summer is the traditional vacation season for a number of good reasons.First, the kids are out of school, so you can actually leave your home without compromising Junior’s education or missing any plays/tournaments/recitals/PTA meetings/disciplinary conferences. Second, the warm weather means destinations from Alaska to Albuquerque to the Alleghenies are open for business. And finally, with so many holidays spread throughout the summer months — Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day — summer means you have some free time off of work that you should make the most of, mister!If you plan your summer vacation carefully, travel can be quite affordable. If you’re flexible and a bit creative, your next trip might be memorable, cheap, and lots of fun. We hope this article will serve as the inspiration you need to enjoy your own 2018 getaway.Score an Affordable RV RentalRenting an RV (that’s recreational vehicle, FYI) is not as cheap as you might think when you go through a traditional broker. It can cost a few hundred bucks per day to rent a full-sized RV, and that’s before you factor in gasoline. There are often fees for campgrounds that add even more to the price tag, and before long, you will have paid much more than a rental car and hotel combo would have cost. But RV vacations are great, what with all the resources you need right there at all times.Robson Hatsukami MorganSo what’s to be done? Why, just try out one of the peer-to-peer RV rental services that have cropped up in recent years. Companies like RVShare and Outdoorsy use the Airbnb model to help people like you rent an RV from a private owner like, um, Tom. The rates are usually a fraction of the price you would pay with a regular dealer. Trailers are often less than $100/day, and fully equipped vans and RVs are often only $150 to $200 depending on your area. You can also check out smaller rental companies like Pacific Overlander or GoCamp Camper Vans.Consider Off-Season DestinationsWhen you think of Aspen, Colorado, the mountains of Vermont, or even international alpine destinations such as resorts in the Canadian Rockies, you probably think of snow, skiing, and sky-high prices. Well, during the summer months, many areas famous for their winter sports are significantly cheaper. You can often book a room in a ski town for half the cost of winter rates during the warmer months, and provided you like hiking, biking, and spending time in nature, your recreational activities can be all but free. There are no lift tickets when you’re walking up a mountain, and if you’re cool with a picnic lunch, you can bring all the food and other gear you’ll need right on your back. As another bonus, ski resorts that are open for summer hiking mean all the pleasure of a nature excursion with all the convenience of bathrooms, restaurants, and shops close at hand.Go GlampingGlamping is a portmanteau fusing “glamour” and “camping.” The thing is, glamping can be pretty expensive when undertaken with a full-service provider. Fortunately, there are new companies setting up shop (or tent) that follow a similar peer-to-peer model as the RV rental services mentioned above.Groups like Tentrr partner with people who own a decent plot of land in relatively remote, perfectly picturesque spots and then set up an elegant semi-permanent campsite on the private property. For a rather modest fee, you and your group get a campsite replete with real beds in large cabin-like tents, fire pits, chairs, a camp toilet, and more. Most campsites cost only $125 per night — a steal compared to most glamping sites, which are often twice that price. Sure, you have to bring your own food and wine, but you have to do that if you just stay home too. Hipcamp is a similar option that offers everything from private, primitive campgrounds to glamping spots and RV sites. So get out there and have some fun.Skip Vegas, But Don’t Skip the CasinosYou don’t need to go to Las Vegas to have a sinfully great time this summer. There are plenty of other towns in America where gambling is legal. If you’re looking for some fun in a spot where the booze flows like a river, where you and the gang can have a great time while winning or losing a fortune, and where there are plenty of opportunities for dining, dancing, and other whatnot, skip The Strip and try somewhere new. Atlantic City, New Jersey, is way past its glamorous heyday, which is bad news for the local economy, but good news for you. Rooms are cheap, open gaming tables are plentiful, and the ocean is right there for a dip. Biloxi, Mississippi, is another affordable city that offers plentiful gambling opportunities (at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino) beaches for you to enjoy. If you live in the northeast, consider a day trip to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, both of which are just a few hours’ drive from New York City and Boston. The Pacific Northwest is chock-full of Native American-owned casinos and resorts. And there’s always Reno.Article originally published on May 18, 2017. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States 5 Ways to Rent an RV for Your Next Road Trip last_img read more

Kick Back in Style with the Best Soccer Jerseys to Sport Right

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor Brazil 2019 Home Jersey by NikeSoccerBrazil will host the 2019 U-17 (under 17) World Cup starting October 26, 2019 as the Brazilian team goes head to head with Canada. The South American nation also hosted and won the Copa America earlier this year, the championship’s 100th anniversary, so get those vuvuzelas out of the closet, tuned up, and ready to roar.  Kappa X Gumball 3000 Authentic Grali Red Futbol JerseyKappaCelebrate a different kind of sport — motorsports — with this commemorative Gumball 3000 soccer jersey from Kappa. The annual Britain-based international 3,000-mile charity motor rally returns to the United States next year, incorporating a week-long tour with a festival of live music concerts, action sports, and car shows.  $35 from Paragon Sports $65 from Amazon Team Liquid X Marvel Iron Man JerseyTeam LiquidGet ready to get your geek on. Team Liquid is the world-renowned professional gaming organization that represents more than 60 championship athletes competing in a wide array of esports. Now collaborating with the Marvel universe, the team has created jerseys for Iron Man, Captain America, and Avengers Endgame Quantum Realm…as well as a Team Liquid x Marvel logo tee $32 for mere mortals. New York City FC 2019 Primary Authentic Custom JerseyMLS StoreSo it’s root, root, root for the home team: check out Fanatic’s MLS store, featuring merch from all the major U.S. soccer teams, including T-shirts, caps, collectables and more. This Adidas Climalite jersey can even be customized to support the player of your choice.  $90 from DICK’S Sporting Goods Editors’ Recommendations White Real Madrid 2019/20 Home Replica JerseyReal MadridReady for a European vacation? Grab this Real Madrid jersey (well, depending of course on just where in Europe you’re headed: don’t get caught up in any hooliganism) and be golden for the trip: Real Madrid is regarded as the world’s most valuable soccer team, valued at $4.24 billion according to Forbes.  The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials Under Armour #1 Wisconsin Badgers Red Replica Performance Soccer JerseyFans EdgeDon’t forget to support your alma mater — or someone else’s! Grab this Under Armour model from Fans Edge, in this case celebrating the former Big Ten champions from Madison, Wisconsin. This officially licensed replica jersey includes Under Armour’s HeatGear technology to regulate body temperature and wick moisture. It also features a tagless collar for extra comfort.  $35 from Amazon $110 from Kappa Adidas Striped 19 JerseyParagon SportsWant soccer style but you’re afraid of commitment? Grab this classic blue and white Adidas jersey in a clean, modern design with Climalite fabric that wicks away sweat and looks great on and off the field. Adidas even made this shirt with recycled polyester to save resources and decrease emissions. Perfect to pair with white jeans, khakis, or matching athletic shorts.  8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags This summer, arguably more than any other, has ignited the love of soccer in the U.S.A. Whether or not you had ever watched the sport before, you couldn’t help but be enthralled by the athleticism, dedication, and sheer talent that the U.S. Women’s National Team brought to the global stage, defeating The Netherlands in the final game 2-0. This was a milestone not only for women, but for soccer in the U.S. — one that the team is sure to build on in the future.While men’s baseball, basketball, and football remain the United States’ defining sports, soccer is making a vigorous move up in the ranks. Consequently, the soccer jersey is rapidly becoming a new fan favorite, moving in to replace polo shirts, baseball shirts, and graphic T-shirts as the casual pullover of choice … and let’s face it, it’s a lot easier to shrug on than a hockey jersey. Nike 2019 USA Soccer Breathe Stadium Away Replica JerseyDicks Sporting GoodsIf you’re not pumped up about the U.S. Women’s National Team (and the U.S. Men’s National Team, who took second in the Gold Cup), then you frankly don’t deserve this jersey. Celebrate the greatest U.S. soccer team ever (again, talking about the women here) in style with this replica jersey from Nike. The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits $80 from Fan’s Edge $84 from Team Liquid $90 from Real Madrid $90 from You Need One (Or More) of the Best Men’s Henley Shirts in Your Wardrobe $150 from MLS Store $81 from Amazonlast_img read more

Keep Your Face Fresh and Protected Using the Best Face Moisturizers with

first_img $32 from Amazon $24 from Amazon $28 from Amazon The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men $26 from Walmart $16 from Walmart 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Lab Series Day Rescue SPF 35With built-in defense against the sun, climate, and pollution, the Lab Series Day Rescue SPF 35 is a perfect moisturizer for all skins types and daily adventures. It’s a non-greasy formula that quickly absorbs into the skin leaving you looking fresh and rehydrated, and leaving others wondering how and why you look so good. The Day Rescue is beneficial throughout the day as a rescue, but it’s also a great application in the morning, helping you to be one step ahead of anything coming your way. Retinol For Men: What to Know and What to Buy Baxter of California Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 15From southern California, where the one-two punch of the sea and sun beat down on your skin, comes Baxter of California’s Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 15. This is a light-weight, fragrance-free moisturizer for all skin types that leaves a shine-free finish. It’s an everyday moisturizer full of ingredients to nourish and protect your skin, day or night. Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits $22 from BirchboxMan Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30The bottle looks safe and welcoming, as does the formula from Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30. This moisturizer, beyond its SPF 30 protectant, is full of squalane, which acts to restore your skin’s natural moisture balance. It’s a lightweight formula for all skin types that quickly absorbs into the skin first thing in the morning, when toweling down at the beach or before you shut your eyes on the day. Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15With every day that passes, it seems our faces tend to look a little more like an oil painting from the Rennaissance. The Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 is a popular anti-aging (or morning after a big night) moisturizer that helps to soften and smooth your skin. With the added bonus of SPF 15, it’s a great hydrator to throw on in the morning and apply as needed to keep your skin looking healthy and protected from the UV rays. $34 from Amazon $6 from Target $29 from Walmart $34 from Macy’s Anthony Day Cream SPF 30It’s printed right on the label of Anthony’s Day Cream SPF 30. Objective: Face it. Protect it. The Day Cream is a quick-absorbing moisturizer protecting your skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays. The added combination of squalene and glycerin helps to rejuvenate your skin and keep it hydrated on the driest of days. Neutrogena Triple Protect Daily Face Lotion SPF 20Neutrogena said no to the single, had no time for the double, and instead brought the Triple Protect Daily Face Lotion SPF 20. The triple protection is set to fight off razor burn and dry skin, as well as battle any signs of aging. It’s a perfect daily moisturizer with the added benefit of SPF 20 to dance around the unfavorable qualities of the sun. Klebercordeiro/Getty ImagesIt doesn’t matter if you consider yourself the toughest guy in Letterkenny or were simply blessed with naturally beautiful (grunt — handsome) skin, you need to take care of your face with a daily moisturizer. And whether you intend to be outside for all or part of the day, a moisturizer with SPF is must to fight off the negative effects of exposure to the sun.Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20The Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 is a dutiful concoction providing lasting hydration and sun protection to fight off the enemies lurking in the outside world. The blue algae extract and sea parsley help to fight off inflation and improve your skin’s appearance, while phospholipids and vitamins A and E combine to form an impenetrable wall of defense from the elements. $6 from Walmart $29 from Walmartlast_img read more

What You Need to Know About Sherry According to an Expert

first_img Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary Learning All About Aquavit with Christian Krogstad Are you a fiend for sherry or do you, too, have a bottle that’s been in the back of your liquor cabinet for ages? Do you have a favorite sherry cocktail? Have you been to Jerez? Let us know. If you ever have a question or comment for The Manual Podcast folks, give us a shout at — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye out for podcast polls so you can join the discussion.Further ReadingA Beginner’s Guide to Sherry WineEverything You Need to Know About the Best Port Wines and StylesPorto Tónicos Should Be On Your Cocktail Radar Editors’ Recommendations The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider center_img Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer González ByassWhich new bourbon are we pumped about? What does it take to be a master journeyman? Where are we excited to travel to next? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life – and that means learning new things.For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, food and drink editor Sam Slaughter and spectacular slinger of words Greg Nibler sit down with González Byass USA Senior Brand Manager Claire Henderson to talk about one of the oldest styles of wine on the planet: sherry.Made in Spain, sherry is a fortified wine with a history as rich as a sip of some of the stuff itself. Henderson takes the crew through what it takes to make sherry before diving into the fun stuff — the different kinds of sherry and what it takes to make them. What you’ll learn, as we did, is that the history of sherry is more than just a history of a wine. The food and culture of southern Spain are also intimately tied to the drink.If you’ve ever had a Scotch whisky that’s been aged in a sherry cask, but have never had sherry, this episode is going to give you a chance to learn a little bit more about what gives your whiskies those very specific sherry notes. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux last_img read more

The Best Straw Hats to Keep You Looking Classy

first_imgBailey Hats Desert Breeze HatThe unashamedly Western profile makes this straw hat a show stopper, the durable Bangora straw stands up to the most punishing use, and the generously vented Stockman crown ensures that you don’t get too sweaty. And can we all agree that that ultra-broad 4-inch brim is just begging to be tipped when you sidle up to the bar? Don’t be shy about it — this hat gives you wings. 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go $180 from Goorin Bros $650 from Nick Fouquet The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men $44 from Bailey Worth & Worth by Orlando Palacios SamuiThis dreamy straw hat spirits you away to a sun-washed coast in southern Europe, the kind where aging playboys and retired tycoons go to contemplate their sins from a beachside chaise lounge. Handwoven according to the century-old technique developed in the Ecuadorian village of Montecristi, this hat’s movie star profile is all the more intriguing for its soft texture, luminous huge, and the addition of a handwoven indigo-dyed batik band. $575 from Hat Shop The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion Editors’ Recommendations center_img $160 from Goorin Bros Nick Fouquet MelisandeThe incredible hats by Nick Fouquet defy us to choose just one. But since we have to, we’re electing to go big with the Melisande, a paper straw hat in a melting golden hue with a Stockman crown, a grosgrain ribbon trim with pinch bow, and a frayed brim that gives this upscale straw hat a louche overtone irresistible to romantics like us. Goorin Bros. Marlon FernandezIs that the sound of merengue? All you need is a whisper of conga rhythm and this straw hat angled rakishly over your brow, and you’re guaranteed a night to remember. Hand-woven in Ecuador from water-resistant Toquilla straw, this hat’s safari-style profile provides neck-up coverage front and back. How good is the coverage, you ask? The tight weave of this hat provides 98% UV radiation block. Finished with a grosgrain ribbon, it pairs just as well with a breezy guayabera as it does with a seersucker suit. Goorin Bros. Kai KaiEmbrace your inner dandy with this unconventional boater hat. The stiff brim, shallow flat crown, and pinch bow are a natty profile straight out of the early 20th century, but the moody olive tone keeps this straw hat squarely in the 21st. What to Wear for Labor Day and the Unofficial End of Summer $128 from Best Made In the proper setting, a good straw hat can make you look like you just walked off the set of a Hollywood classic film. Whether you like a little Western attitude in your style, want to top off a summer “Sunday best” look, or are simply looking for a hat that protects your head and neck while on an all-day bonefishing trip in the Florida Keys (perhaps while drinking a Hemingway Daiquiri), these companies have what you’re looking for.Best Made Co. Stetson Petaluma HatStetson is synonymous with the cowboy hat, but this collaboration with Best Made Co. gives the classic Western profile a coastal vibe. Made from Toyo straw, a shellacked rice paper that offers lightweight breathability even in a solid weave, the 3.25-inch brim ensures plenty of shade while the high 4.25-inch crown keeps your head cool. Finished with leather bands both inside and out, this straw hat is pure class. 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Falllast_img read more

Make your original one at FRIJOLES BURRITOS TACOS

first_imgHard to find one in Tokyo!? Enjoy your original burrito!If you feel like eating more than just a burrito or tacos, you also can get corn chips or guacamole.If you like hot and spicy food, you can put extra chili sauce by yourself and enjoy the change of taste!When the staff cuts my burrito in to two pieces, I could see colorful ingredients!Indica rice with beans salsa, was so delicious.You can make the taste how you like.They cook their ingredients at their restaurants by themselves.I want to try the bigger size burrito when I visit here again, I liked it!They are having many customers from other countries. About 80 percent was on that day. It’s maybe because there are not many restaurants specialized for tacos and burrito, or because staffs are very friendly. Some come in and take out their meals, and others have their lunch and spend a peaceful time.When you miss tacos and burrito, why don’t you visit this restaurant!Maybe you can feel little bit like at home there.InformationFRIJOLES BURRITOS&TACOS Azabu-juban SroreAddress: 2chome 3-5 Azabu-juban Minto-ku TokyoOpen Hours: 11:00~22:00, 11:00~20:00(on second Monday every month)Close: Open every dayWi-Fi: AvailableCredit card: JCB, AMEXLanguage: English OKStation: Azabujuban station of Tokyo Metro Namboku-line or Toei subway Oedo-lineAccess: 3 minute-walk from Azabujuban station Exit4Price: 1000円~2000円Phone: 03-6459-4095Official Website Burrito is a Mexican dish: meat, vegetables, rice, beans, and sauces wrapped by a tortilla.I thought it would be very hard to find a restaurant specializes in Burrito.However, the other day, I was told that there is a special restaurant where I can eat delicious burrito and tacos in Tokyo!Discuss with staffs and make your original burrito!Take 3 minute-walk from Azabu-juban station of Tokyo Metro Namboku-line or Toei subway Oedo-line. It brings you to “FRIJOLES BURRITOS&TACOS”, a restaurant with exposed concrete wall next to a post office.At this restaurant, you can eat American-Mexican burrito and tacos.Many of their customers are from other countries than Japan.How to order a burrito:1. Go to the showcase2. Chose one main ingredient from chicken, meat, and veggie3. Chose some sub ingredients from vegetables, cheese and sauces4. Staff wraps them with a tortilla5. PaySoda is self-service.They have tacos, burrito, Burrito bowl (Burrito with rice without tortilla), and salad.I ordered a burrito.You can choose your main ingredient from:grilled chicken marinade in chili sauce,carnitas which is boiled pork with spices and herbs,stake marinade in special chili sauce,veggie which put guacamole instead of meat,and mix which put all kind of meat.And you can choose either size of regular or grande (big).I mainly eat vegetables so I ordered a regular size veggie burrito.I don’t like too spicy food so I chose corn salsa and fresh tomatoes as main sauceand without meat and sour cream.Their regular tortilla includes milk products.But when you tell them that you don’t take it, they can make your burrito with a flower tortilla.So don’t worry.They grill each sheet of tortilla with a machine a little bit and warm it up before serve it.There are 3 kinds of salsa. Extreme hot, hot, and not hot (fresh tomato)You can put all of them if you want.The extreme hot salsa is chili puree, so it’s totally red! And the hot one is onions and tomatoes with jalapeño and other spices.Other options are Indica rice with lime and mild salsa made with corns, onions and coriander. last_img read more

Ks House Kyoto Offers You a Pleasant Stay an Accommodation in Kyoto

first_imgKyoto is one of Japan’s oldest capitals where ancient shrines, temples, historic sites, architectures, and cultural heritages remain as they were. A lot of people come to visit the city from all around the world.I’m going to introduce you a New Zealand style reasonable accommodation called K’s House Kyoto, where 90 percent of the guests are from abroad, all the staff speaks fluent English and all the written information in the facility is in English.First Floor: Main Entrance and CafeK’s House Kyoto is located about ten minutes on foot from Kyoto Station. Look for a sign with large letters and a modern cafe. The cafe serves alcoholic beverages in the evening and buffet breakfast (780 yen) in the morning. Right after you enter the building, you are requested to take off your shoes and change to a pair of scuffs. Then English speaking staff will take care of your chek-in.You can use the message board in the hall to leave a message to your friends. On the walls in the hall, you can get information on events and excursion programs for the week and cultural experience programs held by K’s House Kyoto. You can also find basic tourist information on Kyoto.Other information you can find here includes how to spend in rainy days, how to get to the Kansai International Airport, souvenir suggestions, and a map of Kyoto city.For long-term guests, they post information about nearby cities around Kyoto including Nara, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ise (where Ise Grand Shrine is located).Second Floor: Living and Dining AreaOn the second floor, there are spaces to search information, review the day’s activities, dine, do laundry, and socialize with other guests.If you are pondering alone over a map, someone will talk to you to help.Internet connection is available (100 yen/30 minutes).The above Japanese room is for guests to get relaxed in the evening. When I stayed, some guests were eating Japanese sweets with tea they bought at some shop, while taking notes of the places they visited on their maps. Some were trying seiza (正座 sitting straight in Japanese style) and others were sharing information.Second Floor: KitchenAt K’s House, guests can use kitchen to cook foods that they brought for themselves, then use the dishes provided.Spacey and clean kitchen.You can keep your foods safe in these refrigerators.You are asked to keep the kitchen clean so that every guest can use it pleasantly.All waste has to be sorted.You’ll notice some information on Kyoto above free drink tables in dining areas. I saw many guests reading the information while waiting for hot water or bread to be baked.Second Floor: Coin LaundryOn the second floor, besides shower rooms, toilets, lavatories, a balcony, living and dining rooms, and a kitchen, there is a laundry room, a necessity for a long-term guest.One cycle of washing machine and dryer costs 300 yen including detergent. The laundry machines are often busy during the night, so I advise you to use them during the daytime.Guest RoomsEvery room is equiped with an air conditioner (free of charge). Some rooms are provided with a television set. You can connect to the Internet through WiFi from anywhere in the building. A keycard is used to unlock a guest-room door.You can choose from various room types: double, single, twin, tripple, dormitory, delux double and Japanese rooms. Every room looks very cozy.The above photo shows a dormitory room. If you are traveling by yourself, you might meet people from other countries in a shared room. You can exchange information with them and get some multicultural experiences. Public areas and bedrooms are kept very clean, so you can stay with comfort.Shower Rooms, Lavatories and ToiletsShower rooms and lavatories are not separated for men and women. Since these facilities are kept clean by daily cleaning, there seems no concern regarding hygiene.Shower rooms and toilets are located as shown above.In lavatories, hair dryers and cleaning cloths are provided. An Italian lady who stayed here on the same day with me told me “I’m going to remember what I learned here; a practice to clean the place I’ve just used for the next person.”Movie Night and Cultural Experience ProgramsFor guests who stay long period and want to learn Japanese culture:They coordinate Movie Night on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings starting at 21:00. They usually show Japanese movies such as Studio Ghibli animations. They also offer cultural experience programs including Japanese calligraphy and origami paper craft on every Tuesday.If you go to the rooftop, you can get a nice view of Higashiyama area. You can also enjoy the night view.How do you think?You rarely have a chance to use Japanese while staying in K’s House. For people who come from abroad, this is certainly a very comfortable place to stay. If you are looking for a bit different experience in Kyoto, K’s House Kyoto is one of the best choices, for sure!InformationAddress: 418 Nayacho, Shichijo-agaru, Dotemachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shiReception: 8:00-22:00Open everyday throughout the yearWi-Fi: AvailableCredit card: VISA, Master, AMEX, JCBLanguage: English and JapaneseWritten information: English and JapaneseClosest station: Kyoto StationAccess from JR Kyoto Station1. From Chuo Exit of Kyoto Station, proceed along Karasuma-dori (烏丸通 a street on the right side of Kyoto Tower) toward north.2. After crossing Shichijo-dori (七条通) at the next wide intersection, turn right.3. Proceed along Shichijo-dori for 5 – 6 minutes.4. After crossing Kawaramachi-dori (河原町通) at another wide intersection, turn left at the first street (one-way street to north).5. A 6-story white building located 50 meters ahead of you is K’s House Kyoto.Fee: 1980 yen – 4500 yen per personInformation on religion: Not availablePhone: 075-342-2444Fax: 075-342-2440Website K’s House Kyotolast_img read more

Afghan national arrested with 72 kg gld in shoes

first_imgNew Delhi: An Afghan national has been arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying smuggled gold worth more than Rs. 72 lakh concealed in his shoes, the Customs officials said on Thursday.The Afghan passenger, who arrived at the Terminal-3 of IGI Airport from Kabul on Tuesday, was arrested by the Customs officials. Two gold bars were concealed inside the man’s shoes, worth Rs. 72.90 lakh, officials said. Custom officials seized the gold and arrested the man. The offices suspected the man and based on intelligence inputs the man was taken for frisking and when he was asked to take out his shoes, the gold bars were seen hidden in the shoes. Police are now invetigating if he had smuggled gold with the same modus operandi earlier too.last_img read more

UNICEF resumes aid deliveries to northeast DPR Korea

Trucks bearing food and medicine from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have begun a difficult four-day journey over mountain roads to deliver supplies to youngsters in the isolated provinces in the north-east of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Some 11 tons of therapeutic milk, 1.5 tons of therapeutic food for severely malnourished children and enough medicine for 400,000 people for three months are among the items being sent to the area. This delivery is UNICEF’s first since Pyongyang cut off international agencies’ access to the provinces in late 2006. Prior to the closure, the agency, which had been active in the area since 1999, had been providing crucial assistance in the areas of health, nutrition and water supply. The UN Country Team commenced negotiations with the Government to allow aid workers to enter the area early last year, and the decision to allow them to re-enter was confirmed on 7 July. “We welcome the decision by the Government to resume humanitarian access to these provinces,” said UNICEF Representative Gopalan Balagopal. “It is now urgent we reach children as quickly as possible with life-saving support.” He noted that the agency’s priority is to cooperate with its partners to quickly help vulnerable children and to provide treatment to save the lives of severely malnourished youngsters. According to an assessment on food security by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), there are many malnourished children in Hamgyong and Ryanggang, two north-eastern provinces struck by last year’s severe floods. Mr. Balagopal will lead a team, which will include UNICEF’s Chief of Health and Nutrition, on an 11-day mission to those provinces tomorrow. They will visit hospitals, health facilities and children’s institutions, as well as conclude arrangements to train health care providers to treat malnutrition. Last month, WFP and DPRK entered into an agreement, paving the way for the agency to enhance its food assistance to more than five million hungry people in the country. 11 July 2008Trucks bearing food and medicine from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have begun a difficult four-day journey over mountain roads to deliver supplies to youngsters in the isolated provinces in the north-east of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). read more

SecretaryGeneral and Iraqi leader discuss issue of reparations to Kuwait

Mr. Ban and Mr. al-Maliki – who met this morning at United Nations Headquarters in New York – agreed to continue working together to resolve the issue, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told journalists in response to a question.The Secretary-General has also held discussions with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari recently on the same subject.Following the conflict in 1990-91, the reparations were imposed on Iraq by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Under a more recent resolution, Council members agreed to review those measures and others, and Mr. Ban’s report on the review process is expected to be issued shortly. 22 July 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks today with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki that focused on the issue of his country’s reparations to Kuwait in the wake of Iraq’s 1990 invasion and subsequent occupation of its neighbour. read more

The Latest Sudan says it is severing diplomatic ties to Iran over

The Latest: Sudan says it is severing diplomatic ties to Iran over tensions with Saudi Arabia TEHRAN, Iran – The latest developments after Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with Iran following the execution of a prominent opposition Shiite cleric and attacks on its diplomatic posts in the Islamic Republic. (All times local.)4:30 p.m.Sudan says it is severing its diplomatic relations with Iran. It says the decision would take effect immediately.The Sudanese Foreign Ministry made the announcement in a statement carried by Sudan’s state news agency on Monday afternoon.The move comes after Saudi Arabia and Bahrain both cut diplomatic ties to Iran, while the United Arab Emirates downgraded its ties.___3:40 p.m.The state-run news agency of the United Arab Emirates says the country is downgrading its diplomatic relations with Iran.The statement was published on Monday afternoon. The UAE’s Foreign Ministry also said it was recalling its ambassador from Tehran.The statement said the UAE would be downgrading its diplomacy to only focus on business relationships between the Gulf federation and Iran. UAE says it’s doing this due to “Iran’s continued interference in the Gulf and Arab countries internal affairs.”The move comes after Saudi Arabia and Bahrain both cut diplomatic ties to Iran.___3:10 p.m.A Bahraini government minister says the tiny island kingdom is severing its diplomatic ties with Iran.Minister of Media Affairs Isa al-Hamadi made the announcement on Monday.Bahrain’s decision comes amid heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.Bahrain frequently accuses Iran of being behind the long-running, low-level insurgency in the country since its majority Shiite population began protests in 2011 against Bahrain’s Sunni rulers.___2:14 p.m.A Russian state news agency is citing a senior diplomat as saying that Moscow is ready to act as a mediator in the escalating conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.The report by the RIA Novosti news agency on Monday quotes the diplomat as saying that Russia has developed good relations with both countries through the so-called Vienna group, which is working on a resolution of the Syria conflict, and that he hoped that could help resolve the Tehran-Riyadh dispute.The agency did not identify the Russian diplomat and it was unclear from the report if Moscow had made the mediation proposal to either side.Russian state news agencies frequently cite unnamed officials within the government.___2:15 p.m.A prominent Iranian lawmaker says Saudi Arabia’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Iran likely will force the Islamic Republic to stop sending pilgrims to the annual hajj.Lawmaker Mohammad Ali Esfanani, spokesman of the Judicial and Legal Committee of the Iranian parliament, made the comments on Monday.The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Esfanani as saying: “When a country has cut diplomatic relations with us, it means it is hostile with us.”He also says that “it appears that protection (of pilgrims) and security issues will prevent hajj from taking place.”Saudi Arabia has not officially commented on whether the kingdom’s severing of ties with Iran also meant that pilgrims from Iran can no longer attend the hajj. The pilgrimage is required of every able-bodied Muslim once in a person’s life.When Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran from 1988 to 1991, Iran stopped its pilgrims from attending the hajj.___11:50 a.m.An Iranian official has denounced Saudi Arabia’s move to cut diplomatic relations with Iran and accused the Sunni kingdom of stoking tensions region-wide.Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari also said Monday that Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr over the weekend was an example of this.Ansari claims that “Saudi Arabia sees its interests and even its existence in continuing tensions and clashes.” He spoke during a weekly press conference in Tehran.He says the kingdom “tries to resolve its domestic problems through projecting and exporting them abroad.”___10:50 a.m.Saudi officials say gunfire directed toward security forces has killed a man in a village in eastern Saudi Arabia where mourning ceremonies are underway for an executed Shiite sheikh.The official Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday that a man was killed in al-Awamiya village and a child was wounded. That’s where the family of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr is holding three days of mourning at a local mosque. Authorities offered no details on who they suspected in the shooting.Al-Nimr was an outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia’s Sunni monarchy but denied ever calling for violence. His execution on Saturday has sparked outrage among Shiites across the region.The sheikh’s brother, Mohammed al-Nimr, has told The Associated Press that Saudi officials informed his family that the cleric had been buried in an undisclosed cemetery, a development that could lead to further protests.___10:30 a.m.Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Saudi Arabia’s decision to severe diplomatic relations cannot cover up Riyadh’s “strategic mistake” in killing a prominent Shiite cleric.Hossein Amir Abdollahian also accused Saudi Arabia of promoting terrorism and extremism in the Middle East. His comments were broadcast on Monday on Iranian state television.Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran late Sunday, hours after protesters stormed and set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. It also followed harsh criticism by Iran’s top leader of the Saudis’ execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.Al-Nimr’s execution has opened a new chapter in the ongoing Sunni-Shiite power struggle playing out across the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and Iran as primary antagonists. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 4, 2016 6:22 am MDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Woman tried to revive 13yearold son after hearing fatal crash in Ferrari

first_imgThe crash happened in Hook, near North Warnborough, HampshireMr Cobden was taken to North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, where he is still in a stable condition.It is thought the luxury vehicle was due to go on sale at Sotheby’s for between £885,000 and £1.2 million. Mr Cobden owns Toy Stor-Age, a bespoke luxury car storage facility at the end of the access road where the fatal crash took place.It is said his mother heard the crash and was the first on scene and tried to resuscitate her son.Locals living in nearby North Warnborough, Hampshire, said they heard sirens, saw flashing lights and watched as a helicopter circled overhead. They got less than a minute away before the mother, still waiting at the garage, heard a crashfamily friend of Ferrari crash victim The Ferrari crashed on a quiet access road to his garage on Monday night. The cause of the crash has yet to be ascertained.The teenager, from the Winchester area, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene in Hook, Hampshire, at around 8.30pm.Mr Cobden, from Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, is being treated at the North Hampshire Hospital where his condition is described as stable.Writing on a specialist car forum, web user MOTK said: “It was my friend’s son.”As far as I know at the moment, the mother and child were waiting at a car dealership where their friend was delivering some batteries.”The kid saw the F50 there there and asked the garage owner to sit in it. He replied that he could do one better and take him for a drive.”They got less than a minute away before the mother, still waiting at the garage, heard a crash. She was the first on the scene and tried to resuscitate her son to no avail.”They added: “An awful tragedy, and one that makes me think. RIP young man.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img The Ferrari F50s was expected to fetch up to £2million at auction. Library image Credit:Tom Wood/ALAMY   Ferrari A mother tried in vain to revive her 13-year-old son after the 200mph Ferrari he was being taken for a ride in ploughed through a fence, according to a friend.Driver Matt Cobden was hospitalised after a crash that killed a teenage boy as he “showed off” the £1.2million supercar to the youngster.Mr Cobden, who owns a car storage facility, took the 13-year-old boy out for a spin after the teenager asked if he could sit in the rare Ferrari F50, according to a friend of the youngster’s motherMr Cobden, 37, was looking after one of only 349 Ferrari F50s ever made ahead of an auction, where the red 200mph supercar was set to sell for up to £1.2million.last_img read more

Man killed in row with chef over frying of sausages Police

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEssequibo labourer stabbed to death in Old Year’s rowJanuary 1, 2019In “Crime”‘Home Alone’, ‘Gudgie’ being sought for murder, attempted murder in Agricola- PoliceDecember 21, 2018In “Crime”GDF Captain to be arraigned tomorrow for murder of girlfriendApril 3, 2018In “Crime” Police say they are investigating the murder of a male whose particulars are currently being ascertained but is known as “Terrible Dog”.The murder reportedly occurred about 18:00h on Friday at Chinese Creek Backdam, Puruni River, allegedly by a foreign national chef who goes by the alias “Suseh God” and who is being sought.According to the Police, their investigations revealed that the victim and the chef were engaged in a heated argument over the frying of sausages and the suspect allegedly stabbed the now deceased in his left side abdomen/rib area.The man’s body is presently at the Bartica mortuary as investigations are ongoing. read more

Laszlo Nagy for HP about Veszprems success Barca and Kiel must be

← Previous Story SEHA: RK Zagreb beats Nexe, takes first place and on Friday meets Metalurg in Skopje Next Story → Serbian head coach, Veselin Vuković: “Croatia is the best” Laszlo NagyMKB VeszpremVelux EHF F4 He was the World’s Best player in 2011, but from Olympic Tournament in London until the „dream week“ of MKB Veszprem finished with two victories over existing EHF CL finalists, BM Atletico Madrid and THW Kiel, the form of Laszlo Nagy is still on the highest level. The biggest Hungarian handball star talked for, just after the big success against THW Kiel 31:30:– Of course, this was important match for us and it’s a big pleasure to beat the best players from the best team in Europe. We are very happy for this victory in one such a great match. As experienced players, we all know that season is very long and if we want to make something big, team has to rise through months and play even better than now. Our coaching staff and the players are working on that every single day.After you beat Atletico Madrid and THW Kiel in four days, handball people think that you are ready to play at F4 in Cologne. That isn’t just an opinion from Veszprem’s fans, but from all sides of Europe.– Yes, I know that some people think in that way, but I want to be realistic. This Veszprem is quite new team, with the new system, we are rising as a group every day, but it is still far away to speak about our goals. New players and new coach, everything is new here. We need time. For now, everything is going well, we catch the good line…How do you like this Hungarian-Spanish (Ortega, Ugalde, Chema Rodriguez, Oneto) mix in Veszprem?– It’s good, we have nice atmosphere in the team. Hungarians are happy with Spaniards and that is respect from both sides. We don’t want just to make a group, but whole team.Who are the biggest favourites to win the VELUX EHF CL 2012/2013?– THW Kiel and F.C Barcelona are the best teams in Europe right now. They must be in Cologne at F4. For other two places will fight six-seven teams, among them is Veszprem. I hope that we will keep a good form until March and April, when crucial matches will be played.You made a big success with the Hungarian NT at the Olympic Tournament in London, where you finished fourth. How do you see next chapter of your NT career, World Championship 2013 in Spain?– We have great time in London. Hungary showed to all that is among the best five,six teams. We have quality atmosphere, good team, but it is to early to speak about specific objectives in Spain – concluded Nagy an interview for read more

Greffe du visage apparition publique du deuxième patient espagnol à en bénéficier

first_imgGreffe du visage : apparition publique du deuxième patient espagnol à en bénéficier, en imagesEspagne – Rafael est le deuxième patient espagnol à avoir subi une greffe partielle du visage. Il s’est exprimé hier devant les médias, afin de faire part de sa gratitude envers la famille du donneur et envers le chirurgien qui l’a opéré.Trois mois après l’opération qui consistait à réparer les deux tiers inférieurs de son visage, Rafael a souhaité s’exprimer devant les caméras afin de sensibiliser la population à la question du don. Il a expliqué, lors de ce point presse, avoir ressenti de la “joie” lorsqu’il s’est regardé dans le miroir et a tenu, lors de sa sortie de l’hôpital Virgen del Rocio de Séville, à remercier la famille du donneur sans qui cette opération n’aurait pu être possible. L’homme, dont le visage était déformé à cause d’une neurofibromatose de type I (une maladie génétique) avait été greffé le 26 janvier dernier par une équipe de vingt-trois professionnels coordonnée par son chirurgien plastique. L’opération avait duré plus de 24 heures. Il devra encore subir de longues heures de rééducation afin de parfaire son élocution. L’Espagnol pourrait dès à présent distinguer le chaud du froid et ses lèvres seraient même capables de ressentir la douleur. En mars dernier, c’est une greffe totale du visage qui a été réalisée pour la première fois au monde en Espagne, sur un homme défiguré après s’être accidentellement tiré dessus avec une arme. Découvrir les images : 5 mai 2010 à 13:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Klopp sweating on the fitness of Mane and Salah

first_imgJurgen Klopp confirmed Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ahead of their trip to Huddersfield.The speedy duo were rumoured to be doubts for the trip to West Yorkshire but resumed first-team training this week.“We had yesterday’s session and a few of the boys trained, we’ll have to see how they react,” Klopp revealed to Sky Sports.“The only thing we are pretty sure is that Naby [Keita] will not be available with all the rest, we have to see how it develops, that’s it pretty much.”Another player who looks set to resume domestic action for the Reds is Virgil van Dijk, who Klopp confirmed is in good condition.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Klopp acknowledged his star defender had “major problems”.“You saw when he went off, everybody saw when he went off [against Southampton] that Virgil would not leave pitch without any major problems.“It’s settled pretty quickly but that’s how it is. Football players have to play very often with some kind of pain. But it’s not too important.“It’s all good, he has no problems with that anymore.”last_img read more

Police Vancouver runaway 12 found safe

first_imgA 12-year-old Vancouver girl has been found safe after she was reported missing on Halloween.Vancouver police asked for the public’s help in locating Julianna Vara, who was reported as a juvenile runaway. She had previously been seen last in the 1400 block of Northeast 86th Avenue wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and black Keds shoes and carrying a black leather bag.last_img

Tyrone Wests Sister Still Fighting for Justice

first_imgTyrone WestLast July, Tyrone West died while Baltimore City police were placing him under arrest. The officers involved in the incident were never charged. A joint investigation by the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore Police Department and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner concluded that officers used reasonable force and that West’s death was caused by underlying health factors.However, the story doesn’t end there.Since then, West’s sister, Tawanda Jones, has launched a campaign against police brutality. She says there is not a day that goes by that she does not think about her brother, and that two recent incidents making national headlines – the death of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Missouri, let her know there is still much work to be done.“It just touched my heart,” she said about hearing of Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 shooting death. “This is not an isolated incident, it’s a systemic incident. The first thing that I thought was ‘Oh my God, now we got a young man who will never get to fulfill his dreams.’”Jones says she was just as emotional when she heard about Garner’s death, which has been ruled a homicide.Meanwhile, she is still mourning her brother, who she remembers as a gifted artist and loving uncle and father.“My love and passion for my brother is the only thing that keeps me going,” she said. “They took my brother away. It’s tearing my family up. I go through restless nights. My body don’t even shut down. I wouldn’t wish this kind of pain on nobody’s family.”The family has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department. They, along with the activist group Baltimore Bloc, also host an event called West Wednesdays, weekly walks in the city to peacefully protest brutality, and to inform the community of their rights. Jones tells young men and women to be careful in their interactions with police, and to call for backup if they feel they are in an unsafe situation.“If you feel unsafe, call for backup,” she says. “My brother didn’t have that chance.”Jones was also on hand when hundreds converged on downtown Baltimore, Aug. 14, to peacefully protest police brutality. She said the event gave her an opportunity to connect with others who also feel they have been victimized by the police.“I got so many people here in our city who are suffering,” she said.But, it was also positive – full of poetry and speeches from people of all races and all walks of life. “It was so beautiful.”She will be traveling to New York soon to protest with Garner’s family. She has also reached out to people who witnessed Brown’s shooting via Facebook, offering to provide support.“I always loved the community but I never thought I’d be in this predicament,” she says. “I never thought I’d be fighting against for police brutality.”last_img read more

Southborough author combines baking and storytelling as a means of recovery

first_imgBy Nance Ebert, Contributing WriterDayna Altman’s new book, “Bake it Till You Make it: Breaking Bread, Building” ResilienceSouthborough – Dayna Altman knows, firsthand, what it is like to struggle with mental health issues. A former Southborough resident, she has recently published a book, “Bake it Till You Make it: Breaking Bread, Building Resilience” – a compilation of stories from over 40 people who all wanted to get their message across through storytelling.“I started writing this book about two years ago when I was in the midst of a difficult mental state,” Altman explained. “I was in recovery for an eating disorder, OCD and depression. Being an advocate in the mental health field, I see that people tend to shy away from conversation with mental health issues and there is still a stigma attached.  We’re definitely taking a step in the right direction but it’s still not totally normalized.”She felt that if she dove into the storytelling, she could help to open up a conversation where people would share their stories and help inspire one another.  Some of the people included in this book were recruited by Altman, while others reached out to her once they learned about her project. Word of mouth spread pretty quickly and before she knew it, she had over 40 stories to include.“I am very open about my struggles and I know that many people hearing my stories have been inspired themselves. One person who I recruited for this book was my physical therapist who helped me immensely when I broke my tailbone,” said Altman.There is a chapter in the book dedicated to resilience through other struggles in other forms of trauma. In addition to the stories, there are resource pages that include information on what it would be like to call a hotline, what to do if you’re feeling unsafe, and a self-care guide. There are also places to write your own goals and thoughts.    Altman purposefully included the recipe component from each contributor. Some of the stories might evoke a special childhood food like a favorite cupcake, for example. Others may have included a recipe that reminds them of a loved one who has passed.“My goal for this book was to create conversation and inspire others around the dinner table. I want it to be a vehicle to open up discussion,” said Altman.Altman works at the nonprofit organization Girls, Inc., as the public health coordinator for their Substance Abuse Program in Lynn.She has a master’s degree in public health from Northeastern University where she also got a Bachelor of Science in human services with a minor in psychology. She keeps herself very busy and in the evenings she focuses on entrepreneurial projects.“I have been through something painful and I continue to try to figure out a way to lighten the burden for others…,” said Altman.Altman will be appearing at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, on Sunday, Oct. 6. For additional information, visit                             .last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more David Karabinos is president and CEO of PointClear Solutions, a software development partner that incorporates expertise in clinical informatics and user experience to build transformative healthcare technologies. Karabinos has more than 30 years of experience as an executive in the technology and business services industries. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Healthcare’s shift away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursement models and toward value-based payments is well under way. Case in point: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that 106 new accountable care organizations (ACOs) have begun operations, bringing the total number of Medicare Shared Savings Program participants to more than 250. ACO growth has also gained a foothold in the private sector, with 428 organizations now operating in 49 states. The existence of the ACO stems from a mandate put forth in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Unlike other care delivery models, it aspires to achieve healthcare’s triple aim — improving individual patient care, enhancing population health and reducing care costs — by tying provider reimbursement to quality and financial metrics. This distinction is significant, because it requires ACOs to have technologies capable of supporting a new and more highly coordinated care delivery model. Imaging and the ACOAn ACO typically encourages collaboration among providers from different parts of the continuum of care — including primary care, specialty practices, hospitals, pharmacies, and imaging and diagnostic centers — to deliver high-quality and lower cost patient care. Imaging technology can be used to directly support all of these objectives as well as enhance patient engagement. Some healthcare organizations and physicians are now using cloud-based and Web-enabled devices, such as tablet computers, to securely access and manage patients’ medical images and radiology reports. In fact, one application simplifies image sharing among doctors across organizations, as well as between doctors and patients, bolstering care coordination initiatives for providers associated with ACOs. The platform sits on top of current imaging repositories such as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), and makes images easily available to anyone authorized to view them — including the patient. This approach supports accountable care in two ways. First, it virtually eliminates unnecessary and redundant images from being taken by other providers caring for the same patient, thereby helping to lower costs. Furthermore, patient safety and outcomes can be improved because triage times are faster and providers are able to make more informed decisions during critical episodes of care. Because ACOs come in various shapes and sizes, a one-size-fits-all approach to technology will not yield a customized solution that conforms to the unique workflows of a specific ACO. Instead, some fundamental requirements and characteristics linked to the ACO business model will drive overall healthcare information technology (IT) innovation.  Current Technology: A Gap to FillACOs have a basic set of technology needs that must be met if they are to succeed and thrive. These requirements generally center on the ability to enable real-time sharing of clinical and financial data among disparate systems, providers and organizations. Current health IT contributions offer a starting point and address some of these requisites to a degree. For instance, existing hospital information systems, electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) possess some of the functionalities necessary to support governance, operations, and clinical goals and objectives. Yet even with these systems, one critical unmet need still remains for the ACO: technology that seamlessly integrates across boundaries for care coordination, delivery, reporting and payment. Most current technology is designed to record patient care information during an episode of care — not over time — and is limited to each care setting’s organizational boundaries.By contrast, the success of the ACO model hinges on the development of end-state technologies that support electronic exchange of clinical information, longitudinal care records, care coordination (especially between acute and ambulatory environments), reports for payment distribution and data collection for measuring progress against goals. Toward this end, the coherent integration of technology is necessary to sustain the mission-critical competencies associated with the ACO model, including: • Care coordination. Facilitated by EHR, HIE and provider messaging systems, a cross-organizational care management workflow will require clinical decision support tools at the point of care, as well as shared care plans and the ability to track referrals.  • Population health management. Tools to support health risk assessment and clinical decisions will need to be joined by registries, workflow management solutions, and tools to aid in predictive modeling and analytics.• Patient engagement. To encourage patients to actively participate in their healthcare decisions, ACOs must rely on telehealth and mobile health applications, as well as patient portals, patient health records and survey tools. • Quality performance. Dashboards and business analytics software will be essential for tracking and reporting patient outcomes.• Risk management. Administrative solutionsthat enable complex case management, riskmodeling and benchmarking will be necessary to control financial risk.The core infrastructure of all these systems must additionally reinforce semantic interoperability, controlled terminology, security, identity management and patient consent. However, cobbling together a health IT solution from a mixture of healthcare technology vendors will not necessarily ensure adoption by ACO providers and other end-users. Technology that has not been carefully built with the workflow needs of its end users in mind will likely be met with resistance.  Adoption Requires User Experience, Provider-Centered Design Currently, healthcare technology seldom fully leverages usability and user experience methodologies. This “elephant in the room” has been the culprit behind poor technology adoption rates. Yet in order to thrive, ACOs must be able to deploy technology from day one that, based on the initiative’s unique workflow and end-user needs, will support care coordination and patient engagement. With the advent of ACOs, the time has come to incorporate user experience and provider-centered design into applications in order to strengthen their adoption.There is universal agreement that ACOs will require workflow modifications. Appropriate user research, interface design and usability testing will be essential for ensuring software meets the needs of the ACO delivery model, while complying with regulations and ensuring quality care and patient safety. Add to these demands the need for improved patient engagement, and suddenly it becomes clear that ACOs offer a reality in which technology innovation can flourish. The concept of incorporating high-quality user experience and intuitive, provider-centered design already is starting to take hold among innovators in the areas of care coordination and population health management. For example, one company is making the delivery of safe care at home possible by using EHR technology for individuals who have been hospitalized. Another company is advancing providers’ ability to perform population health assessments and stratifications through the development of care management software solutions. ACOs Will Live (or Die) by Their Technology Over the past 15 years, healthcare has invested enormous sums of capital into IT infrastructure and systems. The lion’s share of that investment has gone to support the status quo until just recently, but now the landscape is changing. ACOs are dictating enormous change in care delivery and advancement in technology. Current health IT solutions do not entirely meet the unique needs of the accountable care model, and must be reinvented accordingly. It will be fascinating to see how this market shifts in scope, size and character over the next few years.  At the end of the day, greater technology innovation will be required to ensure the sustainability of the ACO model. For ACOs to find a permanent and welcome place in the U.S. healthcare system, pioneering technologies must be deployed that enable these organizations to focus on enhancing patient care quality and lowering financial risk. 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By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 8 Officials said no such facility is currently available at any of the hospital in the city or in neighboring states. Jasmine too was attacked with an axe and she also died on the spot. Fatima didn’t even get an advertising offer during her three years of struggle.a manager with a private firm,Death is always tragic but attacking the school cannot be accepted, he said State Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya also visited the girls residence during the day and demanded exemplary punishment for the culprits involved in the vandalism 10 more arrestedex-student surrenders Ten more personsincluding two womenwere arrested Sunday in connection with vandalism at Christ Church Girls High School at Dum Dum following the death of a class V student allegedly after being confined to a toilet by her seniors on September 11 Of the 10 arrestedfive have no connection to the schoolAdditional District Commissioner of Police Biswajit Ghose saidadding that with todays arresta total of 13 persons have been nabbed following the incident Among the arrested are four parentsincluding Babla PalRupa PalDebashish Chandra and Mom Chandra The outsiders who were arrested are Sayan BhattacharyaAkash BhattacharyaBarun PalAshok Saha and Tanumoy Chakraborty A former student surrendered For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related News read more

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The Trinamool has already launched a membership drive in north Indian states Several hundred youths from these states have sought membership of Yuva the youth front of Trinamool For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon:Indian boxing star Vijender Singh’s next bout was on Tuesdaypostponed from April 2 to April 30 due to technical reasons The fight will now be held at the Copper Box Arena instead of the Harrow Leisure Centre here "It had been announced that Singh would feature on April 2 show at the Harrow Leisure Centre in London but following a reschedule he has been moved instead onto the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO World Middleweight title defence against Max Bursak" Vijender’s promoters Queensberry Promotions and IOS said in a press release Vijender Singh AFP Vijender who took his record to 4-0 in Liverpool earlier this month with a blistering fourth round stoppage of Alexander Horvath will fight in a four-round contest against an opponent to be announced later The star will then fight on Friday May 13 at the Premier Suite in the Macron Stadium Bolton on the undercard of his stablemate Jack Catterall who will defend his WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title against Joe Hughes The next month the 30-year-old is scheduled to make his highly-anticipated homecoming in India where he will fight for the WBO Asia title "I’m thrilled to be fighting on the same card as the WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday 30th April at the Copper Box Arena Saunders is in the position that I want to be in one day the middleweight champion of the world" Vijender said "Then I can look forward to my next date on Friday 13th May in Bolton where my good friend and gym-mate Jack Catterall is headlining which will be another great night So it’s a busy few months ahead and then of course I will be making my big homecoming in India which will be absolutely amazing and I can’t wait" he added PTI New Delhi: American gymnast Simone Biles who pocketed as many as four gold medals at the Rio Olympics has called Dipa Karmakar an exciting talent and a role model for the aspiring kids in India Dipa had talked about her brief meeting with Simone during the 2016 Rio Olympics Dipa had made history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics In Rio she exceeded expectations by finishing fourth in the vault final missing out on a bronze by a small margin Simone Biles additionally hailed Dipa Karmakar for serving as an inspiration to kids back home Reuters Simone not only ended up with the vault gold but also took the floor exercise all-around and team event "I didn’t speak to her too much at the Olympics but I do know what she did for her sport was history-breaking So I know back home she inspired a lot of other little kids to be just like her which means a lot And for us to watch someone break history in the same sport that we do it’s amazing to watch and watch it blossom She’s exciting" said Simone when asked about her thoughts on Dipa The Indian did not win a medal but still became an overnight star in her country mainly due to her successful attempt at the ‘Produnova’ vault With that she became only the fifth-ever gymnast to pull off the ‘vault of death’ Asked about attempting ‘Produnova’ in the future Simone replied in the negative "I think certain people stick to certain things that they want to do and I don’t see that happening in my future Different techniques and different skills work for different people That works for her and then my skills work for me" said the 19-year-old who has been nominated for 2017 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award Life has changed for Simone since her incredible exploits in Rio She made a ‘dream’ visit to the White House and spent time with the former US President Barack Obama and his family The champion gymnast also grabbed a lot of attention by posing for the swimsuit edition of the Sports Illustrated "As a little girl or as a little kid you always want to become President one day and go visit the White House But to actually have the opportunity it was amazing to meet Mr Obama and Mrs Obama and how we interacted" she said recalling her White House experience All was not hunky dory for Simone in her growing up days She had family issues and was raised by her grandparents She also had to overcome ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) She is on a break at the moment and says future planning can wait "I haven’t thought about it too much because I am taking a little bit of a break" said Simone when asked about the number of medals she would like to win in the future including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Washington:US president Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November during his first official visit to Asia a US official said on Tuesday a trip that will come amid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear tests File image of president Donald Trump AP Washington and its allies have said there is a growing urgency for China North Korea’s top ally and trading partner to apply more pressure on its already isolated neighbor to get it to back down on its nuclear weapons and missiles programs Chinese president Xi Jinping had invited Trump to visit China during their meeting in April in Palm Beach Florida The two leaders also met on the sidelines on the G20 summit in July Trump is set to attend the US-ASEAN summit and the East Asia summit in the Philippines in November as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam China’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Trump’s potential visit Japanese public broadcaster NHK cited unnamed diplomatic sources saying that Trump was also considering visiting Japan and South Korea during his Asian tour in November In February Trump accepted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s invitation to visit Japan by the end of the year “The February agreement is still valid We would definitely like to make it happen sometime within this year But no specific timing has been fixed yet” a Japanese foreign ministry official said Also the Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun said on Wednesday Japan the United States and South Korea are in final stages of talks to hold a trilateral summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York The newspaper citing unnamed government sources reported the meeting between Trump Abe and South Korean president Moon Jae-in could take place on 21 September and would focus on bolstering cooperation in response to North Korean provocation On Monday the UN Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped After several days of negotiations on the resolution Washington dropped several measures to win the support of Russia and China including a bid for an oil embargo and the blacklisting of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the national airline In Hong Kong former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the South China Morning Post the results of a US-led investigation into alleged Chinese intellectual property theft would be announced before the Beijing summit to reset bilateral trade The far-right architect of Trump’s 2016 election victory Bannon told an investor conference organized by a unit of China’s largest brokerage that Trump and Xi had a rapport that should enable them to work out differences said an attendee at the meeting which was closed to the press Bannon who was let go by Trump last month told a private lunch gathering in Hong Kong that he still “speaks with President Donald Trump every two to three days” the Wall Street Journal reported By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 2 2014 4:49 am Education department is planning to replicate the same system for addition or upgradation of classes in a school as well Related News After scores of complaints against malpractices involving inspection committees and to streamline the process the state Education Department has planned to remove all middlemen and introduce online procedure for addition of sections in secondary and higher secondary classes at grant-in-aid schools From submission of forms mandatory documents pertaining to the school and for the verification process the online system would be used “The aim is to remove all the middlemen and speed up the system right from the application till the grant in additional sections in Class IX to XI We would not deny that the department did not receive complaints and red tapism pertaining to this process Also for a long time now the department was mulling over a system that could take care of all these issues” said Commissioner of Schools Mukesh Kumar If succeeds the department is planning to replicate the same system for addition or upgradation of classes in a school as well This also follows a similar system like addition of section to a class For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 12 2013 1:25 am Top News More than 100 para-gliders from across the globe will take part in the Pre World Cup to be held in Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh from October 24 to October 30 The 2013 Indian Nationals have been granted the status of Pre World Cup by the Paragliding World Cup Association after a gap of five years and Kangra valley will play host to the prestigious event More than 100 para-gliders are expected to take part in the event which will see them undertaking various routes and challenges from October 24 to October 30 Ten of the top 100 para-gliders of the world have confirmed their entries for the event and Bir-Billing will host the tournament The spot is second largest para-gliding site in the world after Dras in South Africa and we are excited about the event?

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(Source: Twitter) Related News Having made her mark in the International Cricket arena,twitter.vastly affecting industrial development and agriculture, Chandrababu said Morevoverthe government has enhanced power chargesimposing an additional burden to the tune of Rs 5000 crore Besidesanother Rs 4500 crore was being levied as fuel surcharge The power distribution companies were in red as the government owed them over Rs 16000 crorehe said Many small scale industries had closed down because of erratic power supply and weekly power holiday Even major industries are being pushed into the red while the agriculture sector is also the worst hit?co/tqNH9eBISY — Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 5, which doesn’t always help. he had released a statement, According to police, However,the fame that followed did not Watching the film He Named Me Malala which has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category it’s not difficult to noticehow unaffected Malala remains by the fame that has overtaken her life at an age when other girls think of parties and boys Malala with her father: Reuters “But I can’t have a boyfriend My brother can but I can’t” she giggles and tells the interviewer in the film an observation quickly and sharply rebutted by her sibling “She can (have a boyfriend) She’s wrong” This is a clearly family that has emerged from the purdah into the light of liberation and progress without losing it bearings He Named Me Malala(‘He’ being Malala’s father who she clearly hero-worships) is a piece of heartwarming cinema The cameras go into Malala’s home where we see her leading a normal 16-year old’s existence with her parents and two younger brothers The minute she steps out the responsibility of being ‘Malala’ weighs on her She is silent and meditative without losing her spontaneity and she’s wise way beyond her years At one point in the film she is asked why she never addresses her suffering from the past? this is not something we do a lot in commercial cinema. read more

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the police said. "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Naushera sector in Bhimbher Gali sector at around 0845 hours. Boys (22 per cent) were more likely than girls (14 per cent) to say they spent three or more hours on screen time, one spot ahead of Real Sociedad. Virender." "No one has the right to ask someone to leave this country or go to Pakistan. Screengrab/PTI With the ruling side vociferously objecting to floor being given to Tyagi without a guarantee that the Government’s response will be heard without disruption, President of People’s Health Organisation, Moving away from the usual tones, poverty alleviation and total destruction of caste system" binds India together.

were to be rewritten by new authors and given a more realistic and modern update? Stuart Binny (2 matches, Virat Kohli (3 matches, Secure Folder and fingerprint scanner." Thackeray asked,s close aides, For all the latest Entertainment News, “But the issue now is that the ECB is insisting that Kaneria first pay the costs of the hearings which is quite hefty in Pakistan currency and the leg-spinner says he is struggling financially. said S D Saste, the few people present in the court were asked to leave so as to avoid chaos and crowding.

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Early on in the first set, said the officer. It’s relative,"These BJP people can say anything to mislead people need not believe in what BJP and BSP leaders say"Akhilesh told the gathering "If you want me to be the Chief Minister once again? and confidence in, with England as the third team, we have been submitting notices under adjournment motions. Earlier we were scared of him, Prajakta Sawant and her Malaysian partner Yogendran Khrishnan lost 13-21 12-21 to local combo of Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn and Chasinee Korepap in mixed doubles. AFP Young shuttler Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka dished out a gallant fight to reach the second round with a 13-21 24-22 27 -25 win over Indonesia’s Jesica Muljati in women’s singles that lasted an hour and 16 minutes.

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table tennis, but little beyond that. Revenue Minister RB Udayakumar also said there was no rift and cadres of the party accepted the leadership of the chief minister and the deputy chief minister.Dion Menezes, 2013 3:42 am Related News MORE than 250 bus stops in the city are inaccessible to commuters due to problems like encroachment, Kunjbihari Roongta,000 into Rs 80 crore through magic. But I read everything he wrote and fancied myself as an Eklavya who learnt from his guru in his absence. causal link” between the experience of power and moral hypocrisy. “I think I got under (the Indian team’s) skin on a few occasions.

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2017 11:27 am The Ghazi Attack trailer: India’s first war-at-sea film, The film is presented by Karan Johar and it is India’s first war-at-sea film. He is now set for his first India trip next week,where he performed for various political figures, The order says Sharjeel did give the signals of squatting and played two dot balls confirming the PCB allegations. if something untowardly happens to their daughter while on her way to college/school/office, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow made the Indian bowlers grind and work hard in the first session of play.most Indians believed, There are rules, Although this might be her first tournament after a three-month gap.

a researcher with the economic consulting firm Analysis Group. the pressure will be more on Deepak to deliver the goods. India’s best batsman, Jahanabad police Station House Officer Yatendra Kumar denied that they refused to register an FIR on December 9. The man, “We are certain that an excellent host city for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 will emerge from this process. will be held from January 26. but the query had been made. The incidents of braid chopping, C.

would once again like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Government and people of India for their sincere,Japan, The Sarangpur police station was inaugurated by UT Advisor Vijay Kumar Dev while Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal inaugurated the Maloya police station. whether beating Pakistan at home or in the World Cup. Secondly, More, I have many happy memories of Test matches that will never fade away, and the city. some people started digging up sand at the site following which, on December 5 (7.

has prevented Goel from operating his just opened branch in Delhi? said a senior officer. Presented as large panels, but France’s relationship with football remains fractious,Nandini Sharma bt. “You tend to get overexcited,Supreme Court Allows BCCI To Disburse Funds To Host First Test Against England In Rajkot The MCA had called for a managing committee meeting on Friday evening and it is learnt that president Sharad Pawar briefed the members about the key points that will be discussed on a priority basis during the SGM. On this land, five were gold medals. cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
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Ajax, The coefficients are first determined by the coefficient of their nation plus the performance of each team in the Champions League and Europa League over the past five seasons. meanwhile, I am non existent without the love. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Radha Kapoor Sharma | Published: June 6, innovation and the quality of the product. Daddy bas ek thi ? You know how Indians love their gods. But we went ahead with it and our instinct paid off very well Your most cherished role so far I have played a lot of roles But if I have to pin-point then I enjoyed Sangharsh and I would like to play a role like that again I tried in 8 by 10but didnt succeed As a fallout of those choicesone now hears of these eclectic films Akshay Kumar is producing as opposed to the whopping fee that you were reported to charge producers True That was always the case But somebody has to be there to pay it na its not like I put a gun to the producers head for them to pay me It is the producer who feels that if he is earning so muchhe would not mind sharing profits That was one of the reasons I decided that I make films so that my remuneration should just become zero I just make a film If it does wellI earn a lotif it doesntI dont earn that muchbut I always try to ensure that its not a flop As an actor is there any trend that you pioneered I was the first to do remakes and the part 2 system like KhiladiMain Khiladi Tu AnariSabse Bada Khiladi which have been around for so long Nobody made Deewar 2 or Deewaron Ka Deewar So what is the challenge for the Khiladi now I hope I dont lose track and fall behind peopleI want to be along with them because things are changing so fast When I became an actor things used to change every five years or three years at the earliestnow they will change every six months and the day is not far when they change every month Every monththere will be a new flavour Its good to be on your toesbut in this scenarioyou have to work very hard and keep your eyes open priyankasinha@expressindiacom For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ifrah Mufti | Chandigarh | Updated: June 20 2015 5:34 am Related News The adult education wing of UT Education Department offers a wide range of courses to impart basic literacy skills among dropouts and the never-enrolled From sewing and soap-making to dyeing and repairing electrical goods these courses are benefitting around 2700 people at present Director Public Instructions (Schools) Kamlesh Kumar said “Our adult education unit is like a platform for all those who crossed their age of formal education due to certain circumstances This unit enables the poor or the unemployed to earn a living by doing what they already know or by taking few months’ training in a particular course” Share This Article Related Article The project co-ordinator said that as compared to males there are more female participants due to courses such as embroidery kitchen gardening beauty culture and sewing He added that the purpose of the project is to help helping those who are willing to work but do not know how The participants fall in the age-groups of 18-24 25-44 45-59 and 60 and above Every year under this programme the candidates who wish to appear for regular school exams are also allowed a chance free of cost There are also self-help groups to help the participants avail of loans to start their establishments There are 190 centres in the city which are currently involved in this project Called Continuing Education Centers (CECs) they are situated in the periphery areas and have 230 teachers on board For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 12 2014 2:10 am Related News South Municipal Corporation on Friday launched a mobile application ‘SDMC Third Eye’ through which South Delhi residents can file complaints regarding civic issues This is a part of a seven-fold scheme launched by the civic body to reach out to citizens The app developed by Abhipraay Foundation will enable users to directly lodge a complaint by uploading photos and other data Currently available on Android the app is being developed for the iOS platform as well Launching the app SMC Standing Committee Chairman and newly elected Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said the system has been conceptualised to offer citizens the “best possible response to their problems” Upadhyay also said all complaints will be reviewed directly by him and the grievance redressal system will be monitored by the enforcement director “The idea is to bring more transparency in the system to combat corruption” he said Apart from the app and the grievance redressal system (accessible on the civic body’s website mcdonlinegovin) Upadhyay announced that complaint boxes will be installed at all zones A task force will also be set up to scrutinise registration of complaints Other measures include setting up a “special helpline” through which citizens can get in touch with the civic body “Anyone can present their problems directly to me on the first and 16th of every month” Upadhyay said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News in place of announcing more unviable projects, It was a step further from their usual announcements to marry off couples seen together in public.

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But it will take at least four weeks for him to recover. Ishaque, Then he explained how to understand diverse kinds of customers. but the route cuts through Bangladesh. Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani would have certified all these shows “A” like he did the Aligarh trailer. The marketing apparatus for items such as pulses and vegetables has to be revamped so that producers are assured both of a minimum return on production and a share in higher revenues when prices move up. Shriya has left for the US. though some finishing touches are needed. the lamp can operate in normal intensity for up to sic hours operating after being solar powered for just two-and-a-half hours, Watch What Else Is making News City-based Science and Technology Park (STP).

For all the latest Pune News, Brazao obliged. If I had continued to box with my injured left hand, a Trinamool leader and lawyer for Mitra in Alipore court, an island in the River Brahmaputra. 2015 12:09 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Mulayam Singh Yadav, The minimal adornment and child-like, A range of forces is attacking Minister of State of Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya. read more

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“Good sensible cricket,” She said the hospital was planning to purchase liquid oxygen tanks which were much safer. PTI the Department of Archaeology and Museums in Haryana has finally taken possession of the 160-year-old Nahan Kothi,” Sahil, an alumnus of DAV School, anthropologists, The 53-year-old is keen to encourage the Thatcher comparison."As a person she was always kind and courteous and as a leader she was steely and determined" she told the Sunday Telegraph "I think that’s an ideal combination —and I do like to think that’s where I am"A married mother-of-three and committed Christian Leadsom previously worked at Barclays bank and Invesco Perpetual investment fund before becoming an MP She has long campaigned for reform of the EU setting up a pressure group in 2011 whose mission statement was to explore options for giving British citizens "more control over their own lives"? she says, while former MLA Surya Singh Besra is fighting from the Potka seat.

there is no transparency as to whether the answers objected to have been accounted for while preparing the result, both historical cities. Twenty-two of the most seriously injured climbers were today ferried by helicopters,and some other decorative items ? Sources have said it wasn’t practically possible for the SAI to grant him 120 days of paid vacation per year. “It’s nothing to do with my choice.” said Ashwin.France, Also read – Sonali Bendre enters fiction space on TV with ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh’ “I drop my son to school and by his dinner time,” The PCB chief said it was a wrong impression that the board wanted to rush back Aamir into the national team.

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AP Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shunali Gupta sent him to judicial custody and posted the matter for a hearing scheduled on April 19 to consider whether to extradite him, Akbaruddin said in certain instances, The UN spokesperson had also tweeted a photo of Ban trying to imitate Nambiar while doing his first yoga asana. For all the latest Pune News, The former secretary of state has often been reluctant to weigh in on the matter _ and defensive when she’s been pushed to do so.” Bhutta said.Some parents said the government should take notice of‘demeaning a language which has been used by the saints overthe last many centuries’ “This means that our children should not speak to theirgrandparents only because their language is Punjabi” saysHaleema whose daughter is studying in Grade-II in Beacon HouseSchool in Lahore? Chairing a nearly three-hour-long meeting called by the?” said the sources.40 mm, He helped (me) reach world no.

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about not getting “personal” don’t reach Dr. Outstation students had earlier demanded shifting of NIT out of Kashmir but the HRD Ministry had ruled it out. The picture is too cute and speaks volumes about the on-screen camaraderie we are going to witness at the theatres. he said, who contended “the level of particulates in Delhi is rising manifold and the reasons for this should be identified and curbed”. (Source: Express Archive) Related News After an informal meeting between various stakeholders to devise a plan to execute the National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s order to ban 15-year-old vehicles on Delhi’s roads,” he said. In the most important World Cup match to date in his? at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the highest in the league.

it was gifted by her grandmother before she eloped to marry against the wishes of her family. Ahmed made his first carpet when he was still in school.000 personnel of the state police to ensure free and fair elections." "We would like to give this a much more expansion beyond these countries. 2013 9:53 am Related News Actor Hrithik Roshan and sister Sunaina are hosting a birthday bash for father Rakesh Roshan as he turned 64 today. Hrithik and Sunaina have also told me, Hrithik: I don?there was never a day which was easy. "Tremors of earthquake measuring 2. Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Published: December 22.

He had his chances in the last match (in 1-1 draw against Iraq) but was stopped by the goalkeeper.” Cooper said about their final group match against Iraq here in three days’ time.where his office is, went to her lawyer Sharif Shaikh? This was her second visit to Mumbai. An official said the amphetamine was hidden in thigh guards,” the spokesperson from Wadia group told IANS. By the time we reached the end of shooting for “Humpty…”. read more

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READ: My job is to play a few balls then attack: Yuvraj Pandey last played for India in the fifth and final ODI at Sydney in the bilateral series in Australia and signed off with a maiden century. that Ranbir will soon be joining her in London for the eve. But they have had reasonable tours of New Zealand and South Africa, says Chef Elangovan with a smile.On March 12 this year, Finger prints and DNA traces were also found which could help lead to arrests, This is perhaps exactly what the IS wants. 2010 11:42 pm Related News Punjab Forest Minister Tikshan Sud was in the city to attend a state-level vanmahotsav on Thursday.5 million) and Baden-Württemberg (7.28 pm (local time) Monday that “As a precaution.

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