A warrior of a wombat

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke An injured wombat, in search of a safe haven, waddled past at least 20 townhouses before finding refuge in an…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Even a little fogginess can’t stop Steve Archdekin from his love of triathlons

first_img“There was one short hill in particular where you had to really dig in . . .. I forgot how much pressure it puts on my shoulders and wrists to drive into my bike,” Archdekin explained.“By the time I got to the top of the hill and back up to speed each time (two-lap bike course) my arms were numb and I was conscious of the fact that they could give out and I could bail.”“I never did though,” Archdekin said.Two triathlons in two weeks miles apart is enough for now, said Archdekin.He has a few weeks to rehab before jumping into Kootenay Lake at the Cyswog’n’ Fun August 5 in Nelson.“Even though I love road tripping, driving hurts my body so badly, so it’ll be nice to be at home for one,” he said.“The last time I raced here was in 2009 which was three days from getting off of crutches after that goat whipped my (butt).”Archdekin will be just one of many local racers competing in the 30th annual Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun Triathlon.The race, with a course distance of 1.5-kilometer Olympic swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run, goes Sunday August 5 at 8 a.m. from Lakeside Park in Nelson.The short distance, the sprint race, is 500-meter swim, 22 km cycle and five km run.Registration deadline is Friday, August 3.Participants can pre-register online athttps://eventsonline.ca/events/cyswog/ Horrible headaches, fogginess, more sleeplessness, seeing spots, quick second long blackout-y-type things, squinting eyes because of how much pain generated through my skull, parts of my head are also numb . . . and this is happening during the race.Despite experiencing all these aches and pains, Nelson’s Steve Archdekin still managed to finish the Peachland Triathlon coming across the finish line in a time of two hours, 13 minutes and change.“It’s hard to explain, but is nothing new and has been going on from a few days before race and is still going on,” Archdekin said about the 750-meter swim, 20 kilometer bike and five km run Peachland race Sunday in the Okanagan.“Having my head off the vertical plane makes everything even worse,” Archdekin adds.“The bike is horrible for that. It’s bad enough on my neck on the best of days, but when my neck is doing this it is an absolute killer to be on my bike.”Despite suffering from a rare form of arthritis called, Reiter’s Syndrome — a form of arthritis that produces pain, swelling, redness, and heat in the joints — Archdekin continues to seek out his first love, competing in triathlons.He started the season out in Christina Lake before heading to Calgary earlier this month where he finished in a time of two hours, 15 minutes — which just happened to be 25 minutes better than Christina.Back to Peachland, Archdekin persevered during the swim, coming out of the water second to last.During the cycle he reeled in a bunch of competitors who got the upper hand during the run.last_img read more

Lack of scoring, injuries plagued BCC men’s team

first_img BY TIM MORRISStaff Writer A 6-8-2 season has Brookdale Community College’s men’s soccer coach Mike Costa fired up for next year. Costa, who was hired for the job just before the season began, noted that he had to return to the Lincroft campus next year to make up for ’06. Any thoughts that it might have been a one-year stint to help the Blues out were erased. “I have to do it now,” he said. “I’ve got to do something about this. “It was an introduction to Murphy’s Law, whatever could go wrong does go wrong,” he added. “It was frustrating.” Injuries hit the team early (midfielder Joe Shan before the season even started) and often. The Blues lost their keeper early in the season and had to turn to a field player for the rest of the campaign. Costa found himself still holding tryouts during the season, yet his team remained competitive. It was a decided disadvantage in one-goal games that left the Blues one game short of the Region XIX tournament. “We lost a lot of one-goal games,” Costa said. “We had a tendency to not come back when we fell behind.” Those close one-goal games were a positive indication that the talent-level cupboard at Brookdale is hardly barren. “The kids worked hard and they have great athletic skills,” said Costa, who turned Jackson Memorial into a Shore Conference and state power when he was coaching high school. “There were certain shortcomings that we couldn’t overcome.” Among them, Costa observed were the lack of enough physical players and a strong center halfback. It was a midfielder Helder Andrade (Ocean Township), who was BCC’s best all-around player. “He was our top player all year by far and one of the best in Region,” said Costa. Christian Pozo (Neptune) and Tomas Cholula (Colts Neck) led the Blues in scoring with nine goals each and Mike Baur (Colts Neck), chipped in with seven. Cholula was felled by the team’s injury jinx late in the season. “In a lot of games we had the better of the play,” Costa remarked. “We didn’t score when we needed it.” As an example, Costa pointed to one week in the season where the team lost three straight games -1-0, 1-0 and 2-1. A goal here or there in any of those games could have turned the season around and put them in the playoffs. When the goal-tending position became open, it was Pablo Penagos who was the forward that moved from the field to keeper. “He did a pretty good job,” said Costa. “It was a lot to ask of him.” Penagos did record three shutouts. Costa will spend the off-season building toward 2007. He a good core of freshmen that he can build next year’s squad around. Perhaps most importantly, it will be his team and it will have a full preseason camp with their coach before the season opener. “Next year will be a little easier,” he said. BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer last_img read more

Several options on the table for Europe’s stricken leagues

first_imgSome clarity on how football leagues in Europe plan to complete seasons that have been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic is expected this week but there is likely to be a mixed bag of solutions with countries tugging in different directions.Meetings set for the next few days will study how to resume the suspended campaigns, even though it will be difficult to come up with a definitive roadmap while the continent remains in the grip of the fast-spreading virus.UEFA will discuss this season’s Champions League on Wednesday while the Premier League will hold a conference call on Friday with suggestions they are considering re-starting the season in early May to avoid losing broadcast revenue.One option on the table is resuming the season behind close doors in order to finish by July 12, thereby avoiding millions of pounds of penalties in their television contracts.They will also want to settle promotion and relegation issues to avoid potential legal battles, like the one threatened by non-league clubs whose season has already been curtailed.In Italy, which has been in lockdown for over three weeks and has a COVID-19 death toll approaching 12,000, there is growing sentiment that the season should be abandoned.“Let’s think about health now, we’ll talk about football later,” Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso said.German clubs were meeting in Frankfurt on Tuesday with several stark options on the table.The German football league (DFL) will hear proposals to resume the Bundesliga in either mid-may or mid-June and finish the season in late July.It has also been suggested by some clubs that a 16-day tournament be organised, with several matches each day and clubs playing every two days in order to complete the 82 remaining matches by June 30, including the German Cup semi-finals and final.“We should definitely end this season. For reasons of fairness but also to limit the economic damage,” said Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.UNDER PRESSUREBut the prospect of La Liga clubs in Spain playing every second day was a non-starter for Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.“The scenario we are looking at now is to play a game or two before June 30 so we can end the season in July or August. We have no problems in doing that,” he said on Tuesday.“What we don’t want is to play games behind closed doors or every 48 hours.”Ligue 1 in France is also under pressure to return after broadcaster Canal Plus said it would not pay the next instalment of their contract after the suspension of matches.Dutch clubs are awaiting an announcement on Tuesday of a possible extension of the ban on gatherings past June 1.In Belgium, the league’s leadership will meet on Thursday after a call from the majority of first and second division clubs to call off the rest of the 2019-20 campaign.FIFA plans to allow player contracts that end on June 30 to be extended until the season is completed.Wednesday’s UEFA video conference will involve the general secretaries of its 55 member associations but is unlikely to make any firm decisions, insiders said.Instead it will offer various scenarios, including the possibility of completing the Champions League in July and August.No matter what is discussed or agreed this week, the only thing that remains clear is that the situation will remain fluid for the foreseeable weeks ahead.last_img read more

LeBron pays tribute to grieving Thomas

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test MOST READ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Speaking during Cleveland’s shootaround ahead of their Game 2 against Indiana on Monday, James expressed sympathy for Thomas’s situation. “My deepest sympathy and prayers goes up to him and his mother, his father, whoever is in his life,” James told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Had to be a tough situation for him, just going out and playing a game and obviously who cares about the game? That’s so silly to even think about basketball when something like that tragic happens.“He obviously is a strong-willed guy. I got to know him the last couple years. It’s unfortunate something like that has happened at a time like this. Obviously our world is kind of revolved around basketball, but like I said, who cares about basketball when something like that happens?” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates with Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics during the final seconds second half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 29, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 124-118. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James paid tribute to Isaiah Thomas on Monday, offering his condolences to the grieving Boston Celtics star following the death of his sister in a car crash at the weekend.Thomas fought through tears to score 33 points in Boston’s opening playoff defeat to Chicago on Sunday, just a day after his sister Chyna’s death.ADVERTISEMENT Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town James said Thomas’s performance under the circumstances was “unbelievable.”“It’s a sick feeling. I don’t have any siblings, but I have some very, very close people in my life and I can only imagine how that would take your heart away,” James said. “Especially at a time like this. He was unbelievable in the game, too, by the way.”Meanwhile, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Monday he expects Thomas to remain with the team for Tuesday’s Game 2 in the series before returning to be with his family in the Seattle area.“His plan, as of right now — and, again, subject to him changing if he wants — is that he’ll be here (Tuesday) night and then will go either after the game (Tuesday) night or Wednesday morning,” Stevens said.“He’s trying his best to compartmentalize when he’s here to work on what he needs to work on, but I’m sure that’s difficult,” Stevens added. ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

Loaded Luzon All-Stars out to give Gilas all it could handle

first_imgAs much as he’d like to squeak in a short training, there’s nothing Austria can do now but to bank on the sheer talent and familiarity of his wards as they try to give a youthful national team side all that it could handle.“I think with their talents, we can compete in tomorrow’s game because I believe that these players want to help Gilas by playing seriously,” he said. “I’m just trying to communicate with the players and I want to preserve their energy. Then maybe tomorrow, we’ll go to the venue early and tackle our gameplan.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGilas pool members Calvin Abueva, Jayson Castro, and Japeth Aguilar will be with the Luzon All-Stars, together with former national team campaigners Paul Lee, LA Tenorio, Ranidel de Ocampo, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Mark Caguioa, and Jay Washington.Alex Cabagnot and Stanley Pringle complete the stars from up north. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Despite the lack of preparations of his star-studded squad, Austria said that the Luzon All-Stars are coming to the Quezon Convention Center with one goal in mind.“We want to win,” he said. “I want to give the players the freedom to expose their talents because that’s what’s All-Star is all about. At the same time, it’s the only way we could help Gilas in their preparation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palaro’s fastest man wins another gold 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 LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach Leo Austria poses with Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, and their wives during the 2017 PBA All-Star Week in Lucena. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite having a loaded Luzon All-Stars roster, coach Leo Austria’s side is taking on Gilas Pilipinas without any formal practice sessions.“Since the other day, I’m trying to have a schedule of practice but the players are too busy and there’s a lot in their schedule, especially with the outreach programs and their rehearsal for the dance number because they really want to please the crowd,” he bared on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertecenter_img MOST READ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View commentslast_img read more

Mitigating trauma

first_imgLast Saturday at Farm, East Bank Essequibo, a man was hacked to death, reportedly in the presence of his seven-year-old son. A few years ago, in Number 77 Village, Corentyne, two teenagers witnessed the gruesome act of their mother being chopped to death by their father. On June 1 this year, many saw the horrific accident in which a seven-year-old child was crushed to death by a truck at Agricola, Greater Georgetown.Those three incidents have in common ensuing trauma for those who witnessed them and serve as a microcosm of such scenarios in society. More specifically, over time, numerous cases of domestic violence have been reported in the Guyanese media. Many women were brutally killed.Unfortunately, this continues despite awareness efforts. There is also the much-touted training of law enforcement officers, who are expected to be the first step of recourse with regard to the lodging of complaints.There is more than a subtle irony in the continuance of this societal scourge in spite of the relentless efforts and the plethora of available mechanisms to inform and educate. The problem appears much larger as reflected in the news, as many cases go unreported. This speaks to the reality being underestimated.Many reasons have been made known for what can deter an abuse victim to not seek the intervention of the law. Among them are aspects of culture, shame, dependency and its redounding lack of empowerment for some, and the absence of confidence in law enforcement precipitated from the reported trivialising of the issue in some instances.One may posit that education is a primary concern. On the other hand, one can argue that education has been more profound in recent times. Pertinent would be to ask if the other factors subvert the heeding of educational messaging. While the answer may be assumed, it would make for interesting and informative research.That said, the magnitude of the impact on children cannot be underestimated. Many have cruelly been made witnesses to the horrific assaults. Those ghastly images, especially when life was snuffed out, are not only lasting but profoundly traumatising.When young minds are so broadsided, the impact, if not managed, lingers for life. Not that it is erasable, but with meaningful and sustained interventions, the trauma can potentially be mitigated thereby aiding to better shape lives. The entire spectrum of what therefore constitutes counselling becomes vital. This naturally raises the question of the availability of adequate intervening mechanisms, not just for cases of domestic violence but other scenarios, including accidents.While it is always heartening to hear that surviving victims and witnesses to such horrific incidents would be counselled, it would be very informative for all to know the extent of what is available and offered. While expectations would be for what obtains in the developed nations, realistically, there must be something tangible in keeping with available resources with upgrades foremost in planning.This is not in any way suggesting that there isn’t an effective mechanism. However, counselling can be an extensive process for some depending upon the circumstances. Given the plethora of incidents that unfortunately continue and which would make added demands on the system, the question of adequacy of trained staff, needed facilities, and support systems becomes more pertinent.Not too long ago, the country had the unenviable tag of the highest rate of suicide per capita. Prior to that categorising, the high rate made news internationally prompting a local call for suicide to be made a national priority given its impact on society and the trauma it imposes on surviving relatives. It was stated that the declaration would not only bring additional focus, but would have positioned the issue to be afforded the necessary resources for its mitigation.It wasn’t going to be a panacea to stop suicide, but effectively structured, it increases the potential across the country, with the assistance of stakeholders, to maximise effectiveness of information gathering for targeted intervention. It would also increase confidence in the support system, to help break social inhibitors where necessary, and to better edify.It is no different for domestic violence. While there is a disadvantage in accurately quoting figures, based on extensive research if available on the number of people lost, injured, disfigured or scarred for life as a result of domestic violence, it must be extremely high in proportion to our population. Clearly, the highest number would be those who are left traumatised.This, therefore, must be seen as a serious cause for concern and a compelling reason for consideration for declaring domestic violence a national priority. This is an apolitical issue, and is not confined to any one group thereby making it less difficult to garner national support. In such small societies, the impact permeates throughout.Children reading and learning about incidents through television and social media are in many ways impacted too, especially if one of their own is affected. In the context herein, the pervasiveness and impact of trauma cannot and must not be underestimated. Its mitigation has to uncompromisingly be immediate, holistic, effective, and sustained.last_img read more

SEA Games: Gilas Men stay hot, torch Malaysia in 3×3

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 6-foot-8 Tautuaa led the Filipinos in scoring with seven points while also protecting the paint.Gilas started slow as it trailed Malaysia, 5-8, early before responding with a 13-1 blast to take total control of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Chris Newsome sealed the Philippines’ fifth victory with a lefty layup off a nifty crossover.The Nationals showed no letup despite already clinching a semifinals slot after going 4-0 in day one of the competitions. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday LATEST STORIES Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas continued its winning ways after a 21-13 drubbing of Malaysia in 3×3 basketball of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Mo Tautuaa caused major problems for the Malaysians with his sheer size and strength.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View comments Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist SEA Games: Filipinos score gold, silver medals in men’s downhill ‘People evacuated on their own’last_img read more

56 % of Guyanese youths contracted STIs – GRPA study

first_imgFifty-six per cent of youths in Guyana who are sexually active have contracted a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) at some point in their lives, a Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) study revealed, stating that over a quarter are not using condoms.The study “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A snapshot of sexual knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Guyanese youths age 14-25” examined the sexual activities of youths in eight Administrative Regions, with 44 per cent of the respondents from Region Four.The majority of the youths who contributed to the study were still attending school while a third was out-of- school youths. The report was completed by Sherlina Nageer, of the Ministry of Public Health and commissioned by the GRPA.The report indicated that most youths conflated sexually transmitted diseases with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), meaning that most of their knowledge about sexually transmitted infections centred around HIV only and they were generally unaware of the other STIs.It stated that while 69 per cent of sexually active youths did report using condoms during their sexual encounter, a distressing 29 per cent were not using condoms while having sex. A fifth of these youths, the report added, said their reason for not using condoms was because they and/or their partner did not have any.On the other hand a quarter of those who were not using condoms said that was because they “trusted their partner and/or were in a committed relationship” while six per cent said they did not like it.More than half of these youths, 51 per cent, reported not using birth controls with only 15 per cent revealed knowledge of the specific birth control methods.“Worries about cancer and other side-effects and believing that it was ‘wrong’ and a sin were also cited as reasons for not using birth control,” the study revealed, adding that 36 per cent of these youths have either been pregnant or had gotten someone pregnant.The study expounded that most of the youths are learning about sex from the internet or their peers. Thus, the study recommended that a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health rights education be implemented in all public schools in Guyana.“Youths need and want more information about sex and related topics. There is a clear need for additional unbiased and non-judgmental sources of information about sex, sexual health, and wellness for the young people of Guyana,” the report stated, adding that the educational sector, predominantly, remains an under-exploited avenue for providing such crucial information.Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud had outlined that there is a need to re-examine the National HIV/AIDS campaign since there is a growing number of new HIV cases, particularly in youths.Dr Persaud stated that statistics explained that it is mostly the younger population that has been engaging in unprotected sexual activities, declaring that nearly 60% of youths begin having sex at an early age, while most of them have little to no knowledge on how HIV/AIDS is contracted or know how to protect themselves.last_img read more

Prince Ali: Platini not good for FIFA

first_imgIt now appears the 39-year-old, who is the third son of King Hussein of Jordan, may be plotting a fresh campaign to run against Platini and make a second bid for the high-powered post.“Platini is not good for FIFA. Football’s fans and players deserve better,” he said in a statement.“FIFA is engulfed in scandal. We must stop doing business as usual. The practice of back-room, under-the-table deals must end.“I believe that the voices of the individual Football Federations must be heard. In the coming week, I will be consulting with them about what is in the best interests of football.“What is clear is that FIFA needs new, independent leadership, untainted by the practices of the past”. added Prince Ali.– Power struggle-Platini confirmed he would run for the February, 2016 elections earlier on Wednesday which ended weeks of speculation over whether the 60-year-old Frenchman would stand in the election to find a successor to the beleaguered Blatter.Ironically Platini backed Prince Ali when he ran alone against Blatter in May but pulled out after the first round of voting after he garnered 73 votes, 60 less than the Swiss.Blatter decided to stand down shortly after being re-elected as president in June with scandal-hit FIFA’s reputation in tatters. He announced last week that the election for his successor would be held on February 26, 2016.Platini officially announced his candidature in a letter to the presidents and general secretaries of the 209 FIFA member countries, and made public by UEFA.“This was a very personal, carefully considered decision, one in which I weighed up the future of football alongside my own future,” he said.“I was also guided by the esteem, support and encouragement that many of you have shown me.”He promised to work tirelessly “in the interests of football”.“There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your own hands,” he said.“I am at one of those decisive moments, at a juncture in my life and in events that are shaping the future of FIFA.”He added: “During this last half-century or so, FIFA has only had two presidents. This extreme stability is something of a paradox in a world that has experienced radical upheavals and in a sport that has undergone considerable economic change.“However, recent events force the supreme governing body of world football to turn over a new leaf and rethink its governance.”The former Juventus and France star also has the verbal support of four of the six confederations that make up FIFA, with the Confederation of African Football and that of Oceania the only exceptions.Prince Ali received much of his support from UEFA members and was expected to give his backing to Platini rather than stand against him.However after launching his attack on Platini in the wake of the Frenchman’s announcement, it may appear that Prince Ali is preparing a fresh campaign to run for football’s most powerful post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PARIS, July 29- Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said on Wednesday that he thought Michel Platini, who confirmed he will run for FIFA president next year, is “not good for football and football’s fans and players deserve better”.The Jordanian prince, who was beaten to the post at the head of world football’s governing body by long-standing chief Sepp Blatter in May, turned on the Frenchman and said Platini, who is seen as a strong candidate, is not the man to run the sport’s global affairs.last_img read more

‘Chelsea over Manchester United is a no-brainer’ – Danny Murphy on Pedro deal

first_img1 Danny Murphy says Pedro has made the right call in choosing Chelsea over Manchester United.The Spanish winger was expected to link up with Louis van Gaal’s side this summer after deciding to leave Barcelona but he has instead opted to join their Premier League rivals in a £21m deal.According to Murphy, it is a wise move by Pedro, as he believes the World Cup winner will be better off playing under Jose Mourinho than he would Van Gaal.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, the former Liverpool and England midfielder said: “I’m not saying Louis van Gaal would have wasted money and sat him on the bench, but I bet he would have tweaked him and he would have had to play a certain way.“At Chelsea he knows he is going to be playing in a system that Barca play and he has got a manager that gives you a run in the team.“From a football perspective, Chelsea is a no-brainer.”And Murphy believes Chelsea have pulled off a terrific piece of business with their purchase of Pedro.The Blues have made a disappointing start to the season, but Murphy is expecting the 28-year-old to give Mourinho’s team a big boost.A three-time Champions League winner, Pedro scored 99 goals in 326 appearances for Barcelona.“I think he will play every week and I think he is 15 goals minimum [a season],” said Murphy.“If you have 15 goals coming from him, 12 or 15 coming from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa getting his normal 20, then you are sharing the load because Willian doesn’t score enough, Oscar doesn’t and Cuadrado can’t.“I think it is a hell of a signing for Chelsea.” Pedro last_img read more

Pardew blasts Liverpool legend and accuses Benteke of diving after Palace defeat

first_img1 Alan Pardew and Damien Delaney accused Christian Benteke of diving after ten-man Liverpool grabbed a late 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.Liverpool came from a goal and a man down to beat Pardew’s side, with Benteke scoring from the spot in the sixth minute of stoppage time after going down in the area under Delaney’s challenge.Joe Ledley’s powerful 48th-minute finish had given Palace the lead and after James Milner’s red card Liverpool were struggling until home goalkeeper Alex McCarthy slipped under little pressure while attempting a routine clearance and gifted Roberto Firmino an equaliser.Benteke then beat McCarthy from the spot to secure Liverpool’s third straight Premier League win, but the way he went to ground to earn the penalty angered Pardew.The Palace boss said: “That touch doesn’t warrant that dive. If that touch warrants a collapse like that, then wow, we really need to say, ‘Come on’.“And it’s the dive that makes the linesman’s mind up. The linesman assumes that little touch is a penalty. He makes the most of it.“If you think that touch affects the fall and the way he lands, then you really need to be consulted.“I’ve heard (Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender) Jamie Carragher saying there was contact and he was within his rights to go down. Jamie Carragher is saying that? He’s an ex pro. Come on.”Palace Delaney took to Instagram after the game to insist he did not touch Benteke.He wrote: “I can honestly say I didn’t make contact with Benteke today and IF there was slight contact I didn’t impede him and certainly didn’t feel there was enough to award a penalty in the 96th min…If a penalty is awarded that late it has to be unequivocal.“I waited over an hour to speak with the officials and in fairness to Andre Marriner he said he didn’t think it was a penalty but he trusted his linesman that much he awarded it.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted the decision was correct.Klopp, whose side are six points off the top four, said: “I’m sure. If you run and you get this touch, you fall down.“Try it. Both things. With the knee and with the foot. In my opinion, there was more than enough of a touch.” Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew last_img read more

‘Hairspray’ star no designing woman

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In Hollywood, most actresses are ready to let inquiring minds know exactly what designer they are wearing on the red carpet. But when Brittany Snow was asked the question by a People magazine reporter standing next to me on the red carpet of the 15th annual Diversity Awards over the weekend, I just loved her honest reply: “I don’t know!” Then she explained. “It’s been a long night. I had something else to wear, it got ruined. I, at the very last minute, pulled this out of my closet. That’s why I’m not exactly sure.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty also seemed perplexed about why she was receiving an award as 2007’s rising star from the Multicultural Motion Picture Association when the character she played in the musical smash “Hairspray” was a racist. “My character didn’t like anybody except for herself so that’s not very diverse,” she said. “It’s nice that they recognize that I’m not like my character and that they appreciate the movie and what it stood for.” The movie, one of the highest-grossing musicals in Hollywood history, was released on DVD on Tuesday. It’s the biggest hit of Snow’s career, which also includes the films “John Tucker Must Die” and “The Pacifier” and a recurring role on television’s “Nip/Tuck.” Brittany, who gained fame on the series “American Dreams,” hopes people are not only entertained by “Hairspray” but take home the message of tolerance and acceptance of people different from you. “I’m just really grateful that people have loved it and taken it to their hearts,” she said. “The movie has a great message that it shows in a very light-hearted way. It’s not hitting you over the head. There is a great message about acceptance and believing in yourself and accepting people for their differences, no matter what it is. All at the same time we are singing and dancing. What better way to get a message across?”last_img read more

Authorities say slaying victim lived at home intruders hit

first_imgLANCASTER – Sheriff’s homicide detectives have released a drawing of a man seen with a female companion fleeing from a ransacked home where deputies later found a man dead Tuesday. The dead man was identified as 41-year-old Shawn Spaniol, a resident, but authorities would not comment on whether they think he surprised the intruders or was surprised by them and killed. “We’re still processing the evidence and the investigation is ongoing, so I won’t comment on that,” homicide Sgt. Ken Perry said. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the house about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday by a citizen who saw a man and woman fleeing and suspected that they had just burglarized the home. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The couple were seen climbing over a backyard fence, carrying a pillow case believed to contain jewelry and other small items stolen from the house, officials said. The man was described as African-American, in his early to mid-20s, with a medium build, medium complexion and a quarter-inch-high Afro hairstyle. The woman was described as white, in her late teens or early 20s, about 5 foot 4 or 5 foot 6 inches, with dark brown hair in a ponytail and a full face. Deputies who arrived at the house on Vahan Court, a cul-de-sac of well-kept homes, Tuesday morning found a door unlocked and went inside, where they found Spaniol dead and the house ransacked. Detectives have asked that anyone with information about the crime call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. last_img read more

Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United: Blues stars rated and slated

first_img Substitute: Michy Batshuayi – 6 – Ran the channels well, but was presented few chances to test De Gea in his limited time on the pitch. 14 14 14 14 14 Thibaut Courtois – 8 – One of his best performances in recent memory. Courtois rose to the challenge of everything presented to him, and appears to be returning to the kind of form shown whilst at Atletico Madrid. Click the right arrow to see the rest of the Chelsea player ratings Victor Moses – 7 – A revelation this season at wing-back, Moses patrolled the right flank well. His forward-thinking play continually pushed Rashford back, preventing any United attacks down the wings. 14 14 14 14 Cesar Azpilicueta – 7 – Now playing in the centre of defence, Azpilicueta continued his consistent performances despite his new position. Was only occasionally troubled, often by the height of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Chelsea recorded one of their most memorable wins in recent history with a 4-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.Mourinho, returning to Stamford Bridge for the first time since being sacked last season, had to watch on as his former employers ran riot at Stamford Bridge.Pedro opened the scoring after just 30 seconds, with Gary Cahill doubling the lead before half-time. Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante rounded off the win with two goals of superb quality.SEE ALSO: How Red Devils flops rated in shocking defeat to ChelseaBut how did the Chelsea players perform against the Red Devils.Click the right arrow, above, to view talkSPORT’s player ratings for the Blues from this most exceptional victory… Nemanja Matic – 8 – Has recently added a creative spark to his game, evidenced by his assist for Hazard’s goal. Another player to suffer a severe dip in form last season, the Serb looks back to his best as a dominant enforcer. 14 Marcos Alonso – 8 – Continued his fine start as a Chelsea player with an assist for Pedro’s goal. His defensive abilities were occasionally called into question in the first half, but the Spaniard was never overrun. Substitute: Willian – 6 – Made one nice run which created an opportunity for Moses, and provided a good defensive showing with his energy and willingness to track back. Pedro – 7 – Got the game underway in exceptional fashion, scoring after just 30 seconds to put the Blues in front. Was a constant menace to the United defence with a lively showing, though his influence faded early on. Eden Hazard – 9 – Almost unplayable when showing this kind of form, Hazard scored an excellent goal to make it 3-0. Showed off his dribbling skills time and time again, never letting the United defence get comfortable. N’Golo Kante – 9 – Scored his first goal for Chelsea to cap a once again excellent midfield showing. Looks like one of the signings of the season, completing the work of two players in the middle of the park. 14 14 Diego Costa – 8 – Failed to score, but his work as Chelsea’s frontman was vital in the rout. Held the ball up well and constantly punished the United defence, only being denied a well-deserved strike by goalkeeper De Gea. Substitute: Nathaniel Chalobah – 7 – The Chelsea academy graduate continues to make waves in the first team, and he was brought on to shore up the midfield – completing his job well. 14 14 David Luiz – 7 – Was lucky not to be sent off for a wild challenge on Fellaini, but another assured performance from the Brazilian in the heart of the defence. Conte already appears to be removing the silly mistakes from Luiz’s game. Gary Cahill – 8 – Scored the second goal of the game with a thunderous strike. Fulfilled his main defensive job with composure, and appears to be back to his best after a dreadful start to the season. last_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Italian club make enquiry for Newcastle defender Achraf Lazaar

first_img Achraf Lazaar 1 Genoa have enquired about the availability of out-of-favour Newcastle full-back Achraf Lazaar, according to reports.The 25-year-old, who has previous experience in Serie A with Palermo, is being lined up by the Italian club ahead of next season.Lazaar made just ten appearances in Newcastle’s title-winning campaign of last season and is expected to depart St James’ Park upon their Premier League return.The Morocco international is not short of potential suitors, with Scottish champions Celtic also rumoured to be interested.However, according to Primocanale, Genoa have entered the race for his signature and are ready to offer him regular first-team football.last_img read more

How good Klopp’s Liverpool are compared to their greatest ever teams

first_imgLiverpool could end their 30-year wait for a top-flight title this season.The Reds came within touching distance of winning the Premier League last term when they finished on 97 points, just one less than champions Man City. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:35Loaded: 6.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Liverpool are a force to be reckoned with under Jurgen Klopp Ian Rush had three different spells at Liverpool as a player LIVE on talkSPORT rookie error Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future AFP or licensors “It was not bad, it was actually the opposite, it was good football, but it was not the winning mentality we need.“It is probably not possible, but we don’t think about it to be honest.“We think about how we can win the next game and the next game.”So, can they maintain their form and go all the way? Sunday’s match will tell us just how realistic it really is. betting-directory.com stalemate on target Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff However, Jurgen Klopp’s men have made a blistering unbeaten start to the 2019/20 campaign by winning 10 of their 11 opening games.Liverpool could go nine points clear of second-placed Man City if they beat them at Anfield on Sunday.City will be without first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, who was forced off in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta with a muscular problem. A look at how Liverpool’s current team is faring compared to the club’s other title-winning sides Bravo, who was sent off after coming on for Ederson in Italy, is set to deputise for the Brazilian this weekend.Liverpool dominated the 1970s and 1980s era of English football, winning 11 titles in an 18-year spell.Those title-winning teams had the likes of Anfield legends Ian Callaghan, Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness and John Barnes starring for the club and were managed by all-time greats Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.Now Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and more Liverpool stars are doing all they can to win the club a first ever top-flight title in the Premier League era un Klopp. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Danny Murphy says Liverpool have ‘great chance’ to beat Man City and go nine points clear statement LATEST latest targets Getty PEP TALK last_img read more

Levein: We still need to fix Hearts’ style of play

first_imgCraig Levein has said that he still has plenty of work to do to improve Hearts after they drew 1-1 at Partick Thistle.Ross Callachan’s equaliser earned his side a point and kept Hearts’ unbeaten run since Levein returned to the manager’s role.The former Scotland boss said that he already saw plenty of progress since he took charge but there was room for improvement and he still had to impose a playing style.“We’re not at the stage yet where I can feel completely comfortable about the way we’re playing,” he said. “I am much, much happier with the way we’re working and the effort the players are putting in and the fitness figures.“The first thing was to fix the effort and application, and we’re getting that but now we have to fix our style of play.“We can do better than what we’ve done.”Levein had no complaints about the result at Firhill, saying: “I thought it was a tough match, I don’t think any team had domination for any length of time, it seemed to swing back and forth throughout the 90 minutes. “I was pleased that we showed good resilience and I was hoping that resilience would extend to a goal at the end and get all three points, but all credit to Partick.”last_img read more

Washington County Inmate Roster – 4-10-17

first_imgJOHN BORTKA, 44, SALEM HABITUAL TRAFFIC VIOLATORCLARK CO. WARRANTDANNIE WINGLER, 39, CAMPBELLSBURG VIOLATION OF PROBATIONDESTINY RECKARD, 29, BORDEN WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEARJACOB CHARLEY, 26, SALEM REVOCATION OF BONDJASON POWERS, 34, SALEM WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. ROBERT VOLPERT, 20, LOUISVILLE MADISON EVE, 20, CHARLESTOWN OWIOWI ENDANGERING A PERSONPOSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIANINA FARNSWORTH, 34, SALEM DOMESTIC BATTERYDISORDERLY CONDUCTJOSHUA HANKINS, 33, SALEM POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE,POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA,DOMESTIC BATTERYKRISTOPHER HOPPER, 26, SALEM WARRANT: VIOLATION OF PRE TRIAL DIVERSIONDAVID LAKINS, 33, SEYMOUR THEFTRUSSELL VICKERS, 34, SALEM THEFTHEATHER METHENY, 39, SALEM CHRISTOPHER BIERLY, 31, FLOYD KNOBS WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEARAARON LEWIS, 28, SALEM CLANCY MANESS, 25, SALEM WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEAR,WRIT OF ATTACHMENTSALEM POLICE DEPT. WARRANT: FAILURE TO APPEARJAMIE CHILDERS, 22, SALEM POSSESSION OF A LEGEND DRUG X2MISTY MATLOCK, 34, CAMPBELLSBURG RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT,NEGLECT OF A DEPENDANT X3,INTIMIDATION POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE,POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA,VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE INDIANA STATE POLICE OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH LICENSESUSPENDED OR REVOKED POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE,POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA,POSSESSION OF A SYRINGEOPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE NEVER LICENSED,MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCElast_img read more

Scott County Inmate Roster – 7.23.17

first_imgView Profile >>> Charges:IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) View Profile >>> Booking Date:07-22-2017 – 11:22 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000962 Charges:IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000961 Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Release Date:07-22-2017 – 11:20 am Charges:IC 35-43-2-2(B)MA ~ CRIMINAL TRESPASS Release Date:07-22-2017 – 11:33 am BAKER, MELEANA Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000958center_img Charges:WRIT ~ WRIT OF ATTACHMENT BAKER, MELEANA MONTGOMERY, TERRY View Profile >>> Booking Date:07-22-2017 – 10:17 am Booking Date:07-21-2017 – 4:07 pm Release Date:07-22-2017 – 11:20 am DEAN, MATTHEW Booking #:SCJAIL:2017-000961 Booking Date:07-22-2017 – 10:17 am Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.last_img read more

Julia’s Best Week Ever, May 18, 2017: A Mother of a Weekend

first_imgWe headed over to the Beach Club, and thankfully our room was ready. Florida has been incredibly dry all spring, and so it was a welcome relief to hear thunder and to see a huge downpour of rain. Yes, it is just our luck that the one day we’re staying at Disney is the one day it rained, but we were all so happy for that rain. We got to rest some, watch some Mickey cartoons, and enjoy the room. In particular, I like this little touch on the throw pillows on the couch–it’s Flounder!Once the rain had stopped, we headed over to the Crew’s Cup for a quick snack, as we were all still pretty full from our morning of meals. Afterwards, our daughter wanted to play in the sand at Stormalong Bay for a while. It was almost empty, so we enjoyed sitting on lounge chairs while she worked on a sand castle.Needless, to say, she had a blast and was thoroughly soaked. Back to the room to change, and then off to Ample Hills Creamery for some ice cream and to the Boardwalk Bakery for some pastries for the morning. On our way back to the room, we stopped on the bridge for the Friendships to catch the last bit of Illuminations.Once we arrived back at the room, there was a surprise waiting for me — this lovely flower arrangement for Mother’s Day from my husband and daughter. It is a wonderful arrangement and still having new blooms open today. If you look closely, in addition to the very prominent Minnie, you can spot a tiny orange hidden Mickey in there as well.And because nothing else can top love from family, I’ll be signing off for this Best Week Ever. Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, and no matter what you’re doing, keep having your own Best Week Ever! After about 20 minutes in line for the River Journey with no motion, we decided to get out of line and grab some breakfast. There was no wait for food, and we tried two of the unique offerings at Satu’li Canteen–the oatmeal with bourbon-soaked raisins (and what appeared to be an extra slosh of bourbon on top) and the spinach and egg breakfast pods. For the oatmeal, I did have to show ID. I can honestly say it is the first time in a long time I’ve been carded, and the first time I’ve ever been carded to buy a bowl of oatmeal. We all had a good laugh at that. The pineapple-cream cheese lumpia on the other hand was delicious. I could easily get an order of those every time I stop by Pandora. The River Journey was now up and running, so we took a relaxing boat ride through the nighttime landscape of Pandora. It was so mellow and relaxing, plus visually stunning. I could easily ride that ride over and over again. It was a huge family favorite.There was one more meal to try at Pandora–lunch. None of us were all that hungry, so we decided to get a couple of bowls to share. For the adults, it was the beef bowl with onion chimichurri sauce on a quinoa and vegetable mixture. It was incredibly delicious. After a mediocre meal at Flame Tree recently, Satu’li may be our new go-to quick service place. Our daughter enjoyed the chicken in her chicken and rice bowl, but wasn’t a fan of the texture of the brown rice.Overall, even though I’ve never seen the Avatar movie, I love Pandora–there’s so much to see and it is one of the most photogenic places in all of Walt Disney World. The blending of “real” plants and “created” plants is beautiful, and little things like the drum circle area are fun surprises to find.Since our tour, I’ve been looking at lots of people’s coverage of their tours of Pandora and the things that they’ve seen. By far, our favorite thing that we spotted seems to have been missed by a lot of people. I’m not telling you exactly where this is hidden, but it is a lot of fun to search for it, and to see what it does. The food was really good, and I don’t know if I’ll ever eat oatmeal without some “special sauce” again. It was very filling, and could easily be split by two or more people. My husband enjoyed the pods, but found that it was the right amount of food–not too much and not too little.center_img With Flight of Passage taking up more than an hour due to more technical difficulties inside, I decided to get a little snack before we finished exploring. I’m a big fan of boba drinks, and love sweet drinks, so the Night Blossom sounded like a drink I wanted to try. In the end, we threw away 90% of it. If you like eating sugar by the spoonful, this may be a drink for you. If not, it’s a hard pass. Around Satu’li, there’s a variety of “artifacts” to look at. I know I want to wander around more in the future and see all of them. I’ve never seen the Avatar movie, but having things like this to really flesh out some story for the land are nice touches.After breakfast, it was time for our Flight of Passage FastPass. We headed on up…and immediately were stopped for more than a half hour in the outdoor queue as the ride experienced technical issues. There’s amazing views up there, and thankfully it was overcast and not too hot, but I don’t envy people waiting up there during the heat of summer. One nice feature is that there are waterfalls everywhere, which are both beautiful and may help keep temperatures moderated.I’ll not give many spoilers on the ride itself, because I think that if you are able and willing, it is something you need to experience for yourself. Out of the three of us, our daughter has said she has no desire to ever ride again, my husband may not ride again (and if he does, he’ll need motion sickness medicine and/or a barf bag which aren’t provided….yet), and I may ride it once again someday, but no huge rush to do so. Because our daughter was so brave to ride it willingly, we let her adopt her own Banshee. (His name is Green Ocean.) Share This!You know that whole “need a vacation to recover from a vacation”? I think I’m there after this week. It isn’t often that a new section of a theme park opens, so we decided to make the most of it. As locals, we don’t spend as many DVC points, so when we heard that there was a DVC preview in Pandora for Mother’s Day weekend, we booked a room at the Beach Club and signed up. (And consider this the spoiler alert–there will be some mild spoiler pictures later on in the article.) Our time slot was for 9 AM on Saturday morning, so in theory we needed to get an early night’s sleep. But Friday night was also the first night of Happily Ever After. My husband and I had seen some of it when it was in testing at 1 AM, but our daughter slept through it. We let her stay up to watch, and she had fun making “water effects” for it in the pool.Thankfully, even with all that excitement, she was able to get some sleep. The next morning we got up and arrived at Animal Kingdom around 8:30. We walked over to the Annual Passholder line and there was a crowd just hanging out. The Cast Member there asked if we were Passholders, and we said yes. She asked if we were staying on property, and we said yes, but were a little confused how she knew. She scanned our Magic Bands and it occurred to us–everyone else was standing around because they couldn’t go in yet. It was a morning Extra Magic Hour for resort guests. Yay! In we went. Getting in early meant we could say hi to the animals on our way to Pandora. Specifically, an anteater came to say good morning. He certainly looks like he would belong on Pandora, doesn’t he?It was about quarter of nine, but they let us walk right in. We got a FastPass return slip for Flight of Passage and admired the landscape as we walked over to the Na’vi River Journey.last_img read more

Blatter bonds with South Africa

first_img18 September 2008Fifa is fond of reminding the world that it has more member states than the United Nations and that it wields far greater influence. So when its bosses drop in for a visit, everyone takes notice.And so it was this week when the governing body’s president, Sepp Blatter, secretary-general Jerome Valcke and other Fifa heavyweights came to assess South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 World Cup. Thabo Mbeki, FW de Klerk, Nelson Mandela and ANC President Jacob Zuma met with Blatter, who said the showpiece tournament of the beautiful game is bigger than any political party, “because football will solve everything”.A World Cup on African soil was his idea, he reminded us, and this decision was now bearing fruit. “The work is going well and South Africa is ready to fulfill those dreams. The progress being made is good.”Blatter, who has always promised a unique World Cup, was reminded of just how unique it is going to be.During a visit to the stadium construction site in Cape Town, he was mobbed by hundreds of construction workers who acknowleged the opportunity Fifa has given them, the country and the rest of the continent.At Soccer City in Soweto – venue for the World Cup final – the Fifa delegation received a rendition of Shosholoza, sung by about 2 500 workers.It was moving stuff, and Blatter said as much. Certainly, it’s unlikely that he received such a rousing welcome when he was visiting the stadium construction projects in Munich, Hamburg or Dortmund in the build-up to 2006.Blatter reminded the workers that he came from a blue-collar background, “where my father wore a uniform and worked in a chemical factory for 40 years”.During the four-day visit, there was no mention of any “Plan B”, just a clear affirmation of Fifa’s “commitment, confidence and trust” in the 2010 hosts.It was a message South Africa – and the rest of the world – needed to hear.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010last_img read more

Competitiveness Forum tackles education, labour

first_imgDr Adam Gordon, acting director of Wits Business School, Warren Hero of Eduloan and Nalini Naicker from the Gauteng Planning Commission on the panel for the discussion of education, skills and labour. Gordon said that these three issues are in an integrated space, and our key reputation issues are related to them.(Image: Nokuphila Nyawo)MEDIA CONTACTS• Dr Petrus de KockResearch ManagerBrand South Africa+27 11 712 5000RELATED ARTICLES• Zuma: South Africa to meet 2015 education goal • South Africa prioritises quality education• Grooming future leaders: pricelessMelissa Jane CookThe inaugural Competitiveness Forum hosted by Brand South Africa gathered more than 200 representatives from government, business, labour, civil society and academia at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg, on 5 November.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane addressed the forum, which aimed to define competitiveness and ask why South Africa must endorse ambition.“This forum will harness the collective wisdom of various sector leaders in an effort to meet the quality standards of the local and world markets,” Motlanthe said.“If we are to be competitive we must have in place sound economic policies, cultivate a favourable legal and business environment, roll out socioeconomic infrastructure, constantly improve our trade and industrial policies and lower the cost of doing business.”After the opening the forum broke away into five separate sessions, each discussing competitiveness in relation to education, skills and labour, infrastructure, foreign direct investment, governance and leadership, and manufacturing and related services.Miller Matola, chief executive officer of Brand South Africa, encouraged delegates to come up with insights and an action plan for the much-needed development and change in South Africa.“This is a conversation by South Africans, for South Africans. It is time we asked questions about how we can become a destination of choice and what makes us matter in the global scheme.”Delegates agreed that solid education was the foundation of a working society, and “pillars of discipline and direction” were needed. The consensus was that education infrastructure in South Africa was a “fractured authority”.“We urgently need investment for health and education,” said Colin Coleman, a partner managing director at Goldman Sachs International.Motlanthe said poverty, inequality and unemployment create a sense of hopelessness. “To improve our competitiveness we need to grow a critical mass of a population that is able to fully participate in their own socioeconomic development, thus pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.”In the education and labour breakaway session, panel chair Adam Gordon, acting director of Wits Business School, said the country needs to be aware of the changing landscape in the new Africa story.“This must be seen as the renewal of a continent,” he said. “South Africa must be seen as the place to do business.“The worldwide macro trend is one of urbanisation. In approximately five years, over 60% of the world will live in cities. We are now a city-based people, and this has a huge impact as more bodies are middle class than ever before and this will all happen in Africa.”He added that the global trend is the transference of intellect via the knowledge economy. To move ahead, countries must keep learning and improving their skills. Gordon said South Africans must “up our game” to be competitive and inspire a confident reputation.Education issues in South AfricaThe many voices at the education, skills and labour forum agreed that there should be a critical focus on language. Investment in book and literature projects is essential to spread literacy throughout the population.Nalini Naicker of the Gauteng Planning Commission said it was imperative to ensure early childhood development and nutrition to nurture young minds. She said technology for children is key: every child has a basic human right to access to the internet. Naicker also suggested a fix for the education crisis in the form of a tax break for those paying for a child’s education, which would have the benefit of easing the financial burden on government.Another suggestion was promoting teaching as a respected and prestigious profession. Gordon said teachers are valued in only a handful of countries – such as France, Australia and Finland.“It is essential that teachers are given the opportunity for on-going skills development,” he said.Naicker said every learner has a basic right to free education. “There are now more classrooms than ever before but we don’t provide 100% free education, or high-quality education. How do we grow future leaders in this country, when the university entrance requirement for potential teachers is so low? A basic requirement is to grow brilliance.”She challenged taxes on textbooks: why were books taxed if free education was the way to create a knowledge economy. “This knowledge must be made available freely.”Naicker said the community and business must work with government to come up with the solutions the country needs to relieve the burden on the government. Partnerships, she said, were the only way South Africa would find and implement remedies that would heal and grow South Africa as a place where all can thrive and contribute to the economy.Delegates agreed there needed to be a multidisciplinary approach to education, to close the gap between competence and performance. The quality of skills produced must be looked at. Higher education institutions should work with the government and business to ensure that they cater for market demand.Graduates should be placed in hubs where they learn the skills required for the formal economy; countries such as Korea and Singapore mentor graduates in such hubs to prepare them to meet market needs.Professor Terri Carmichael, director special projects, at Wits Business School said that as she deals with higher learning she sees the lack of fundamental knowledge with numeracy and literacy.“The solution is teacher education and teacher competence and the practical application of qualifications.”Delegates also cited the lack of internet capability, which they believed was putting South Africans – particularly pupils and teachers – at risk of being unable to barter in the knowledge economy. The forum agreed that SA lags in the ability to innovate and make technological advances. These were obstacles to investment.Management and labourThe forum agreed that in terms of labour it is important to ask why workers are so unhappy and why there is a gap between management income and the general workforce. They felt that labour unions pose a threat to the country and ideally South Africans need to stop working in silos.Gordon said that management acumen and experience is not up to standard. The country needs to look at management skills and competencies. He adds that South Africa doesn’t have the requisite skills to manage and lead and there needs to be an interface between employees and employers.Education, skills and labour is an integrated space, and “Our key reputation issues are related to these three areas.”Delegates commented that policies and legislation make it difficult for professionals to stay on home turf as qualified people leave the country as labour laws inhibit employment, and the small business sector needs policy reform.Other reputation risks include a lack of investment in research and development, and the perception that the economy is hostile to manufacturers.There was general consensus that South Africans “are our own problem” and are unable to market the country.Our national/international competitivenessDelegates said there were many positive reputation enhancers; the best business schools in Africa, good financial service skills, and the many international students at our tertiary institutions.They added that there is a highly valued skilled ex-patriot community which points to pockets of excellence within the South African education system.South Africa is also a continental leader in sport participation.Warren Hero of Eduloan remarked that as a diverse nation, South Africans have the ability to work together and the country has a very young population that can drive the economy.The country’s legal system was deemed fair and just, with South Africans able to enforce their rights.Naicker adds: “We have great scientists that have researched anti-retroviral drugs for our HIV and Aids pandemic. The national health insurance plan is imminent and will be beneficial for a large portion of the population. We have good policies but we need them to be implemented”, as ensuring a healthy workforce drives productivity and the country’s economy.Gordon said that SA needs to make immediate changes in education, as we are forging ahead with economic emergence but lagging in education.Delegates agreed that South Africa must be recognised for “coming so far as a country”.Happy Ntshingila, Brand South Africa deputy chairperson, said that there were key outcomes for the competitiveness forum; these included using institutional capacity, skills and knowledge to drive competitiveness and strengthen initiatives to deliver quality education.“South Africa’s growth and development is the next big thing for our country. Twenty years after democracy, it is a sustainable future that must drive each of us.”last_img read more

Why Purpose Matters In Mobile Analytics Design

first_imgA rise in the use of mobile devices and applications has heightened the demand for organizations to elevate their plans to deliver mobile analytics solutions. However, designing mobile analytics solutions without understanding your audience and purpose can sometimes backfire.I frequently discover that in mobile analytics projects, understanding the purpose is where we take things for granted and fall short—not because we don’t have the right resources to understand it better, but because we tend to form the wrong assumptions. Better understanding of the “mobile purpose” is critical for success and we need to go beyond just accepting the initial request at the onset of our engagements.The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the purpose as “the reason why something is done or used: the aim or intention of something.” Although the reasons for a mobile analytics projects may appear obvious on the surface, a re-evaluation of the initial assumptions can often prove to be invaluable both for the design and longevity of mobile projects.Here are a few points to keep in mind before you schedule your first meeting or lay down a single line of code.Confirm link to strategyI often talk about the importance of executive sponsorship. There’s no better person than the executive sponsor to provide guidance and validation. When it comes to technology projects (and mobile analytics is no different), our engagements need to be linked directly to our strategy. We must make sure that everything we do contributes to our overall business goal.Consider the relevanceIs it relevant? It’s a simple question, yet we have a tendency to take it for granted and overlook its significance. It doesn’t matter whether we’re designing a strategy for mobile analytics or a simple mobile report—relevance matters.Moreover, it isn’t enough just to study its current application. We need to ask: Will it be relevant by the time we deliver? Even with rapid deployment solutions and the use of agile project methodologies, there’s a risk that certain requirements may become irrelevant if current business processes that mobile analytics depends on change or your mobile analytics solution highlights gaps that may require a redesign of your business processes. In the end, what we do must be relevant both now and when we Go Live.Understand the contextUnderstanding the context is crucial, because everything we do and design will be interpreted according to the context in which the mobile analytics project is managed or the mobile solutions are delivered. When we talk about context in mobile analytics, we mustn’t think only about the data consumed on the mobile device, but also how that data is consumed and why it was required in the first place.We’re also interested in going beyond the what to further examine the why and how. Why is this data or report relevant? How can I make it more relevant?Finding these answers requires that you get closer to current or potential customers (mobile users) by involving them actively in the process from day one. You need to closely observe their mobile interactions so you can validate your assumptions about the use cases and effectively identify gaps where they may exist.Bottom line: Focus on the business valueUltimately, it all boils down to this: What is the business value?Is it insight into operations so we can improve productivity? Is it cost savings through early detection and preventive actions? Is it increased sales as a result of identifying new opportunities?What we design and how we design will directly guide and influence many of these outcomes. If we have confirmed the link to strategy, considered the relevance, and understood the context, then we have all the right ingredients to effectively deliver business value.In the absence of these pieces, our value proposition won’t pass muster.Stay tuned for my next blog in the Mobile Analytics Design series.You may also like the Mobile BI Strategy series on IT Peer Network.Connect with me on Twitter @KaanTurnali, LinkedIn and here on the IT Peer Network.A version of this post was originally published on turnali.com and also appeared on the SAP Analytics Bloglast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Triumphant start for India against England

first_imgIndia started off poorly, but came back with a bang to beat England by a massive 126-run margin in the first ODI of the five-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, on Friday. Score | Photos Electing to bat, India lost early wickets before Suresh Raina (61) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (87 n.o.) revived the innings to propel the hosts to 300/7.In reply England could only manage to post 174 as the Indian spinners Ravindra Jadeja and offie R Ahswin took six wicket wickets between to provide India with a triumphant start in the series.Chasing 301, England started off poorly with Craig Kieswetter falling to Praveen Kumar early in the innings. An away moving ball took the edge of the opener’s bat and skipper MS Dhoni did the rest behind the stumps. England lost their first wicket in the third over on 7.New man Kevin Pietersen too did not last long and threw his wicket, run out on the first ball of the 10th over and England were down to 40/2.Post that wicket, England captain Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott continued to bat with easy and gradually upped the tempo.Cook quickly went on to complete his half century with Trott going steady at the other end. The two were looking dangerous for India, but in the 23rd over spinner Ravindra Jadeja managed to break their 71-run third wicket stand.Jadeja pitched the ball on the leg of the left-hander and the batsman went for a big hit but ended up getting caught by Vinay Kumar in the deep. Cook fell for 60 hitting seven fours on the way and England lost their third wicket on 111.advertisementThere was more to come as in his next over Jadeja got rid of Trott on 26. He trapped him leg before and England were down to 120/4 in 24.4 overs.Soon the other spinner, R Ashwin joined the party. He tossed up the ball to Ravi Bopara and the batsman played it straight to the bowler. Bopara departed caught and bowled Ashwin on eight and India were clearly in command with the opposition team reeling on 124/5. The two spinners were proving be rather tough for the England side as Jadeja came around to send Jonathan Bairstow back to the pavilion with just two more runs added to the total.It seemed as if the two spinners were competing against each other, as R Ashwin scalped tail-ender Tim Bresnan cheaply with skipper Dhoni performing the final rites with his fine stumping. And England were down to 134/7 in 29.2 overs.Paceman Umesh Yadav got rid of Graeme Swann with a low-bounce ball that entered the batsman’s gate to crash against his stumps and England lost their eighth wicket on 148.Yadav then accounted for Samit Patel’s wicket with a similar sort of ball and Patel walked back, bowled on 16.The last man Jade Dernbach could only score a double before falling to Ashwin on the first ball of the 37th over as England were all out for 174 falling short by 126 runs.India innings  Half-centuries by skipper MS Dhoni (87 not out) and Suresh Raina (61) helped India to 300. India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat. The current series between the two nations is being played under new ICC rules for ODIs.However, India didn’t get the kind of start that the skipper would have wanted with Parthiv Patel getting run out in the fourth over of the innings, albeit in a very unlucky fashion. A straight drive by Ajinkya Rahane off Steven Finn touched the fingers of the bowler before crashing into the stumps at the other end and Parthiv was short of his crease. India lost their first wicket on 17.The start could have been worse had Jonathan Trott, standing in the slips, not dropped a sitter from Rahane off Finn’s bowling in the second over.Post Parthiv’s fall, Rahane and Gautam Gambhir attempted a quick revival and soon the hosts were back on track with the two batsmen going steady on the Uppal stadium track.Just when things started to look good for India, England struck again to remove the other opener Rahane. A turner off Graeme Swann on the fourth ball over his very first over beat the batsman and before he could realise Craig Kieswetter had removed his bails. Rahane was stumped out on 15 and India lost their second wicket on 52/2 in 11.4 over.In the 18th over a slower full toss from Jade Drenbach left Gambhir guessing. He tried to hit it away, but failed and the ball trapped him leg before on 32. India were down to 79/3.advertisementLater Virat Kohli and left-hander Suresh Raina got on with a partnership (44 runs) that revived India’s hopes. But, the feature didn’t last for long as England part-time bowler Samit Patel got the man England wanted.Patel’s delivery that pitched after a long loop was played inside out by Kohli and Kevin Pietersen jumped high in the air to take a fine catch inches off the ropes. Kohli walked back on 37 and India were down to 123/4 in 28.5 overs.Finally, Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni resurrected the India innings that was on a downslide. Soon the left-hander crossed the 50-run mark. But no sooner had he completed his half-century that a Finn delivery saw him through.He attempted to slog off a widesh ball and paid the price as Jonathan Bairstow took a diving catch at point. His 61 came off 55 balls and included five fours and two over the fence shots. India lost their fifth wicket in the 39th over when the score was 195.Skipper Dhoni continued to bat and thwart the English attack and in the process he too completed his half-century.However, Dhoni’s partner Ravindra Jadeja could not stay in the middle for long and was run out on 27. Jadeja’s cameo included two sixes. Tail-ender R Ashwin too ended up getting run out in a bid to increase the tempo in the penultimate over.Dhoni scored an unbeaten 87 off 70 balls (10×4, 1×6) as India’s innings came to a close on 300/7.last_img read more

Sharapova gets red-hot Garcia in tough Tianjin opener

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ronaldinho plays soccer exhibition with Chechnya leader But as usual, most focus will be on the 30-year-old Sharapova, who has struggled for top form and fitness since returning to tennis in April following her suspension for taking the banned substance meldonium.She fell in the third round at the China Open to Halep, who will be confirmed as number one for the first time on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next However, 15th-ranked Garcia has been carrying a thigh injury and combined with her reaching Sunday’s final of the China Open, she could yet choose to skip Tianjin.Sharapova, now ranked a lowly 104 in the world, could hardly have a harder opponent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGarcia is in the form of her life, winning the Wuhan Open last weekend and later Sunday playing new number one Simona Halep in the final in Beijing.Also taking part in Tianjin, which is near the Chinese capital, is the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her women’s singles match against Simona Halep of Romania in the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Maria Sharapova’s stop-start comeback from a 15-month doping ban takes her to the Chinese city of Tianjin this week and a tough draw against France’s on-form Caroline Garcia.The five-time Grand Slam champion and former number one from Russia has been paired with top seed Garcia in her opener at the Tianjin Open, where she was granted a wildcard.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planslast_img read more

Tech Workers: Want A Bigger Salary? Relocate…or Not

first_imgWhile many tech workers hop from company to company to increase their earning potential, they may not consider that, as their experience grows, a hop from location to location also has a favorable impact on salary – and no this isn’t just about making a move to tech hot spots like the Silicon Valley.  We’ve analyzed Glassdoor salary reports and the data shows how tech industry workers average base salary is impacted not only by years of experience but also by location¹.The Glassdoor tech report identifies that between 0-6 years of experience, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and New York offer the highest average base salary for tech jobs. But, Seattle may just be a starting point for many workers in the tech field, as Washington DC takes over the third spot for people with 7-10+ years of experience.Chicago offers the most growth opportunity between entry-level tech workers (0 to 1 years experience) and those with more experience (10+ years) for people who don’t want to move. Employees in the technology field report a 140% difference in average base salary between these two career levels. San Francisco may offer the highest average base salary across the years of experience, however employees are reporting a slower growth in salary as years increase – San Francisco Bay Area tech workers notice a 92% increase in average base salary between these two career levels.It’s important to keep in mind that the San Francisco Bay Area has the highest cost of living² among these locations – 66% above the national average, whereas Chicago has the lowest cost of living among these regions, just 14% above the national average.As the economy picks up and companies start to add to their roster, this salary report shows just how important it can be that job seekers have their finger on the pulse of what is fair pay in today’s market – and how that might vary by  location, company and years of experience.If you are considering a move to take a new job, Glassdoor’s career expert Rusty Rueff has some advice:Tell everyone where you want to be. You probably get at least one chance a year to sit with your boss and/or your HR person and express your career objectives.  This is the time to let them know where it is that you want/need to live.  If the west coast is where you want to be then say it and say it again.  Companies will move you where they need you.  There is nothing wrong with that, but you have to continue be in charge of your own career.  I fear that a lot of the people who are stuck somewhere now are there because they didn’t have a clear plan and were not able to communicate effectively their desires.Be prepared to move yourself. Relocation budgets are being axed as “unnecessary spending”.  When the unemployment level is high and talent is more abundant, it may be true. This means that if you want to move to another city for a new job, you may have to pay for it yourself.  If you can figure out the costs of this and start building it into your savings now that would be wise.  With enough planning ahead you will be able to make the offer to move yourself and pay your own freight.  It could be that this extra offer is the one that makes you the new hire versus the other people also applying.Make the most of anywhere. While you are looking for opportunities that would relocate you somewhere else, do the most you can for the community you are in now.  You may find that doing the opposite of what is expected when you dislike living someplace (for example getting more involved in the community), could push you to discover you like it more than you thought.Bottom line: Knowing what your earning potential is based on years of experience and area of specialty can help you feel more confident in knowing you made the right decision for you and your career. So before making a move, think about what you want to achieve professionally and where it is that you will be satisfied not only working but living, whether it’s in the short or long-term.¹ Based on locations with at least 200 salary reports per years of experience bracket.² Cost of Living data provided by Yahoo! Real Estate; 100= National Average 110 = 10% more expensivelast_img read more

Lava 4G Connect M1 is India’s first VoLTE-ready feature phone

first_imgHome grown manufacturer Lava launched India’s first VoLTE-ready feature phone, aka the 4G Connect M1, on Monday. The Lava 4G Connect M1, which is also interestingly the cheapest Reliance Jio supporting phone in the country, will be available for buying from retail stores and multi-brand outlets across India in a few weeks’ time at a price of Rs 3,333, the company announced. The 4G Connect M1 combines the experience of a smartphone and the durability, affordability and battery back-up of a feature phone, according to Lava. The feature phone also supports 2G voice calling and EDGE connectivity in addition to 4G LTE.”The launch of this smart feature phone, we believe, will create possibilities for users as they will now be able to consume digital content and even do digital transactions. Furthermore, a sizeable segment of feature phone users in India who use their phone to only make calls will now be able to access the internet; to their advantage; and that too at affordable price,” Gaurav Nigam, who is head of product at Lava International said in a statement.The Lava 4G Connect M1 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) clubbed with 512MB of RAM. It sports a polycarbonate body and comes pre-loaded with Facebook Lite as well as other messaging applications. The feature phone further sports a VGA camera on the rear and is backed by a 1,750mAh battery.There have been ongoing reports that Reliance Jio is silently working on a Rs 999 feature phone that would support 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity. This feature phone, would apparently, be harbinger of Jio’s 4G services that are touted as being one of the most affordable, not only in India, but globally as well. While there is still no clarity on whether Jio is, in fact, working on such a phone, phones like the 4G Connect M1 mark an interesting chapter for 4G services in particular. This is because many people still use feature phones in India, and all of them do not support 4G LTE, for the time being. advertisementAlso Read: Rs 999 Jio phone, if it exists, doesn’t make any senselast_img read more

By the Numbers: Pokes Come Up Short in Both Phases Against TCU

first_imgWarning: This won’t be pretty. After diving into the drive charts of Oklahoma State’s first three games, this one will look more like the first college english paper I turned in. Marred with red ink and not worth re-reading.OSU Drive ChartThose first six drives are … not good. Also, I was speaking metaphorically about the red ink, but this chart proves that it was literal as well. Three interceptions in the second half when you’re trying to overtake one of the better defenses in the league is not going to get it done.OSU’s Pertinent NumbersPoints per drive (offense): 2.58Points per drive (defense): 3.38Yards per play: 6.8Third-down conversions: 7/14 (50%)Average starting field position: own 26-yard lineRed-zone scoring: 4/4Points off turnovers: 0Time of possession: 20:56Gundy said after the game that they normally don’t care much about time of possession, but it did matter on Saturday since TCU ran 85 plays. OSU didn’t force a three and out until 7:25 left in the game. Interestingly, TCU’s last four drives were all three plays. Unfortunately, one of them ended with a touchdown.People will point to the defense, and 3.38 points per drive given up is not good. But 2.58 points per drive on offense is also far below what the Pokes should be averaging against TCU.Lastly, OSU usually does a great job on special teams and gains an advantage in average starting field position. This week? Not so much.Now let’s look at TCU’s drive charts.TCU Drive ChartIn its first eight real drives, TCU scored seven times and had one turnover. You’re not going to beat Texas Hindu University if that’s what you’re doing on defense. Look at those drives, too. Twelve plays to start, then 14, then seven, then nine. That’s 42 plays halfway through the second quarter. Oklahoma State could up its scholarship ratio to 60-25 in favor of the defense, and you still wouldn’t be able to keep enough guys fresh.Pitt’s Pertinent NumbersPoints per drive (offense): 3.38Points per drive (defense): 2.58Yards per play: 5.5Third-down conversions: 11/19 (58%)Average starting field position: own 33-yard lineRed-zone scoring: 6/6Points off turnovers: 14Time of possession: 39:04There is a lot going on here. The points off turnovers pops. So do the third-down conversions. So does the average starting field position as well as the time of possession. The bigger question than “how did OSU get torched at home by a 2-TD dog,” as I look at the numbers, is “how were they within one possession with three minutes left in the game?”I was pretty critical of Kenny Hill in my 10 Thoughts, and I still don’t think he’s a very good college QB. But hats off to him for lighting up an OSU defense that seemed to be asking for somebody to light it up. OSU has to be better with its pass rush if they want to be competitive in the Big 12.“They do a good job of spreading you out to create seams,” said defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. “But it’s stuff we face against our guys all the time. I think you’re going to find probably that it was a missed tackle here or there. I know a couple times a D-lineman gets out of his gap. We didn’t play disciplined today.“We as coaches, and me specifically, have to say, ‘hey we all own this, and we’re all going to get a chance next week to get a lot better.’”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

3 Special Ways to Show Your Donors Some Love

first_imgSending thank you notes and providing tax receipts are important steps to building good donor relationships—but they’re just the beginning. Here are three ways you can go above and beyond with your donor appreciation.1. Say happy birthday!Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette, Indiana, asks a surprising question on its donation page: What is your birth month and day? No, there isn’t a legal age for donating. Food Finders is collecting birthday information so that they can send donors happy birthday ecards in 2014, says Food Finder’s Director of Development Cheryl Precious. Contacting your donors to celebrate lets them know that you care and keeps you in mind.2. Feature their stories in your newsletter or on your website. Each month, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services features a different volunteer. Why should your nonprofit promote its donors? Highlighting the people you support and the people who support you keeps your mission front and center for everyone. “Donors commit their hard-earned money and time to your cause, so emphasizing them says thanks and gives your nonprofit more credibility,” says Network for Good’s Senior Communication and Success Specialist Annika Pettitt.3. Host a special event.Giving donors a behind-the-scenes experience or hosting programs for them is an exclusive experience that shows your gratitude. The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, hosts donors for a quarterly luncheon and discussion series, as well as special tours. Annika says that unique activities are an extra fun way to encourage a relationship with donors and keep them involved.Image Credit: Shambhulast_img read more

What Should Go On (and Off) Your Donation Page

first_imgWhen a potential donor lands on your donation page, you want to make it extremely easy for them to give. But if your donation page has a complicated form, too many ways to leave, or doesn’t keep the donor in the emotional act of giving, you could be missing out on donations! Here’s what should always go on your donation page—and what you should leave off. We know you aren’t a Web page optimization wizard, and you shouldn’t have to be. However, there are a few things that you, as a nonprofit marketer or fundraiser, can do to make your donation page super donor-friendly.center_img Top Tips for Creating the Best Donation Page Ever from Network for Good If you’re in a donation page mood (I mean, who isn’t?), check out even more resources on how to get your donation page in tip-top shape:last_img read more

Updates on Post-2015 Maternal Mortality Target Setting

first_imgPosted on February 26, 2014August 10, 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)The Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) working group met in January 2014 to continue the ongoing discussion of maternal mortality targets, post-2015 and the end of the Millennium Development Goals. The group has issued a communiqué, providing additional details on the proposed targets and outlining next steps in the consultation process.The working group is planning a series of virtual and face-to-face regional consultations to spark discussion on the proposed targets and gather country-specific feedback.The proposed targets are discussed in depth in the communiqué. Additional information about the development of the targets is available on our Maternal Health, post-2015 topic page. Reactions to the proposed targets are collected in our on-going blog series.Tell us what you think about the proposed targets by joining the conversation on Twitter—using hashtag #Post2015—or contact us by email.Want to learn more and be a part of the discussion?Join the White Ribbon Alliance this Friday, February 28 for a webinar focused on setting targets to reduce maternal mortality in the post-2015 world.The first half of the webinar will focus on the process of setting global goals, while the second half will be focused on target setting for the national/country level.Betsy McCallon and Jennifer Winestock Luna will be leading the discussion and are interested in hearing your thoughts and suggestions in regards to global targets, as well as those targets for your own country.  The webinar will be documented and passed on to decision makers for further discussion on maternal mortality targets post-2015.The webinar will last from one hour starting at 9:30am EST on February 28, 2014. For more information contact Evelia Castillo.Register now to be a part of this discussion.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Monthly Gifts Checklist

first_imgAccording to M+R’s Benchmarks Study for 2018, monthly giving revenue increased by 40 percent. A monthly, or recurring, gifts program builds a community of loyal, engaged donors; while simultaneously providing the regular income you can depend on.Recurring gifts are also the best prevention against lapsed donors. Someone who commits to a regular gift to your organization is with you for the long haul.By the NumbersFollow this step-by-step checklist to keep your monthly donors connected and engaged.Customize your online giving page to reflect your monthly recurring gifts program.Make the giving process obvious, easy, and transparent.Feature your donate button prominently on your website and include a link in all of your online outreach.Provide the option to choose monthly giving in every ask, appeal, and campaign in order to help donors realize giving more is possible.Add impact labels to monthly giving levels to illustrate what a gift can do.Create a special membership program to foster a sense of belonging.Design a special thank you and stewardship program for monthly donors.Include updates on your monthly giving program in your annual report, newsletters, and on your organization’s website.Plan a dedicated monthly giving campaign to target donors who may be more likely to give on a monthly basis.Develop ways to upgrade monthly donors to new giving levels over time.Track your progress and measure which methods are most successful in creating new monthly donors.Share results, stories, and updates on the impact of your recurring donors.Download our eGuide, “How To Enhance Your Donor Engagement,” for more on how to engage your donors.last_img read more

For India, Achieving the Next Generation of Maternal Health Goals Requires New Approaches

first_imgPosted on March 28, 2017July 5, 2017By: Francesca Cameron, Program Assistant, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health InitiativeClick 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)Achieving the next generation of maternal health goals in India, which accounts for almost 15 percent of maternal deaths around the world each year, will require innovative new approaches to stubborn problems.“We have gone through the low-hanging fruit,” said Aparajita Gogoi, national coordinator of White Ribbon Alliance India, to a room full of maternal health experts in Mumbai in February. “We have reached a saturation point and will plateau unless we address quality in a broader sense.”Gogoi addressed 45 researchers, practitioners, and advocates from across India, and a few from beyond its borders, at the new Mumbai outpost of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as part of a two-day workshop organized by the Wilson Center and Maternal Health Task Force.In a country as sprawling and diverse as India, improving maternal health outcomes may seem like a daunting task. Yet, the country nearly achieved the ambitious Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters from 1990 to 2015, with a decline from 556 deaths per 100,000 live births to 174.The new target of the Sustainable Development Goals, which took over for the MDGs in 2016, is to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030 and reduce national mortality rates by at least two thirds from 2010 baselines. Doing so in India, while addressing the bevy of other maternal health-related SDG targets, will require a greater focus on equity.Aggregated national data obscures steep differences across socioeconomic lines, said experts. Not to mention, the mortality ratio alone does not provide a complete picture of the state of maternal health, leaving out quality of care and morbidities, among other challenges.Unanticipated ChallengesOne notable improvement during the MDG era in India was the increase in institutional deliveries. As of 2013, 83 percent of children were delivered in institutions. Workshop participants largely attributed this to the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) programs.Launched by the National Rural Health Mission in 2005, JSY is a conditional cash transfer program that offers financial incentives for pregnant women to use maternal health services and give birth at a medical facility. Also implemented by the National Rural Health Mission, the ASHA program trains rural women to act as liaisons between expectant mothers and the public health system, guiding them through the process and answering questions.According to workshop participants, though, too many poor women with little education – the targets of the JSY program in particular – are still being left behind. These women do not always receive payments, they said, due to administrative lags, and many are not able to travel to a health facility even if they do, thanks to poor roads and distant hospitals.Women in urban areas face different access challenges. As explored in a similar workshop convened in New Delhi by the Wilson Center, Maternal Health Task Force, United Nations Population Fund, and Population Foundation of India in 2013, India is urbanizing at a rate that is overwhelming many municipal governments. According to the minister of state for urban development, 60 percent of the population will live in cities by 2050. A dearth of quality, affordable, and accessible health services often greets women moving into informal settlement areas, exacerbating existing socioeconomic disparities and creating an “urban disadvantage.” Safety is also a major concern for urban women, who may have a theoretically short trip to the nearest clinic but must pass through dangerous areas, as well as find child care, said workshop participants.Furthermore, some women do not want to give birth in a hospital due to experiences with and perceptions of poor quality of care and disrespect. Many workshop participants expressed concern that moving from home deliveries attended by traditional birth attendants to institutional deliveries, without a proportional investment in health infrastructure and workforce training, has turned facilities into “factories.”“You want women to receive good quality care wherever they deliver,” said Dipa Nag Chowdhury, deputy director of the MacArthur Foundation’s India office. To deliver “patient-centered” maternity care that respects women’s choices, Chowdhury suggested developing more practical guidelines for care in low resource settings; developing more research proposals exploring equity issues; collecting more disaggregated data; and creating patient feedback mechanisms. Training more midwives could ensure that women who deliver at home also receive high quality care.Innovating to Put Women at the CenterThe good news is that researchers, advocates, and practitioners all over the country are rising to the challenge of designing and implementing interventions that are patient-centered and cognizant of the sociocultural determinants of health.In the west-central state of Maharashtra, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences are working with medical colleges to dispel myths from textbooks and improve “gender sensitization and awareness” in the curriculum.Anuja Gulati, UNFPA’s state program coordinator for Maharashtra, described textbooks filled with sexist myths such as “spinsters, childless married women, and those who have not suckled their children” are the usual sufferers of breast cancer. UNFPA created a chapter for medical textbooks that includes modern information about maternal health as well as other related issues like gender-based violence and sex-selective abortion.Other organizations are working directly with patients. The Foundation for Mother and Child Health is setting up “pregnancy clubs” run by local women. During meetings, expectant mothers share knowledge about sex, nutrition, and health services among a trusted group of people, helping to ensure that no mother is left behind.The White Ribbon Alliance has developed a tool that allows women to call a toll-free line to report on the quality of care they received during labor and delivery at a facility. The project has been piloted in Jharkhand, a state with a maternal mortality ratio of 219, and women have been eager to participate, said Gogoi. Thus far, 73,000 women have made reports.Preliminary results indicate that women measure quality of care in terms of timeliness, respectful care without abuse (maintaining comfort, privacy, and confidentiality), and cleanliness of the facility, she said. One unanticipated finding was that it’s important to many women that hospitals have food, since they may have to spend several days there. The White Ribbon Alliance used the feedback to generate a patient satisfaction dashboard that they then took to hospital managers.Changing the HeadlinesSeveral workshop participants agreed on the importance of participatory feedback and community engagement. Moving from a strictly medical approach, focused on clinical interventions, to a community health approach is necessary to close the remaining maternal health gaps across this sub-continent. In many cases moving beyond low-hanging fruit will require addressing women’s interactions with their environment, culture, religion, and social networks.Such a change requires political will, and there’s considerable work to be done on that front, said Dr. Beena Joshi from the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health.Before recent state legislative assembly elections, many candidates prepared manifestos on health but none mentioned women’s health, primary care, or the continuum of care, she said. Meanwhile, the lead story of The Times of India on February 13 was “Space Odyssey: India Plans Trips to Venus, Mars,” reflecting a national excitement over India’s surging space program. When women are dying every day from giving life here on Earth, what do these silences say about our priorities, asked Joshi.Getting better data to government officials, empowering women as advocates, and combatting systemic sexism are the best ways to save mothers and newborns and change the headlines.Event Resources:Photo Gallery (Maternal Health Task Force)This post originally appeared on New Security Beat.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Bakayoko sent back to Monaco on loan

first_imgChelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko has completed his medical and signed for his former club Monaco on loan with a €42.5m (£38m/$46m) option to buy.  The 25-year-old attempted to impress new manager Frank Lampard in pre-season but he failed to make the required impact to return to the Blues first team. If Monaco pay the €42m fee at the end of the season, it would make Bakayoko their third most expensive signing of all-time, after just Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks 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? The Provincial club see the return of the powerful midfielder who broke through at the club and played 84 times. He played a major role in Monaco’s Champions League run of 2016-17 that led to the Blues paying £40m ($49m) to sign him that summer. However, he has quickly been deemed surplus to requirements by yet another manager after struggling under Antonio Conte and being loaned out to AC Milan under Maurizio Sarri. Bakayoko has played just 43 times for Chelsea and Kenedy could be the next first-team star to exit the club ahead of the European transfer window closure on 2 September. Paris Saint-Germain and Galatasaray both explored the option to sign Bakayoko on loan, but PSG opted to move for Everton’s Idrissa Gana Gueye for €35m (£32m/$39m) instead. Galatasaray were dismissed by Chelsea who are keen to see their asset regain his form on loan, and therefore increase his transfer value. After Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United where 18-year-old Billy Gilmour debuted due to injury issues, Lampard spoke about why he let go of Bakayoko and Drinkwater in the circumstance. “Danny has been here for two years and hadn’t played many games. He was eager for his own benefit, which I felt was good for us,” Lampard said at Stamford Bridge. “Bakayoko similarly was here for one season, went on loan and going on loan again to try to bring himself back to where he wants to be. “If you want to talk midfield players we have got Jorginho, [Mateo ] Kovacic,  [N’Golo] Kante, [Mason] Mount, [Ross] Barkley, Reece James coming back from injury who can play in midfield, Andreas Christensen who can play in midfield. I have to make decisions on the squad as a whole, that is my job.” Bakayoko is not going to be available for tomorrow’s Ligue 1 game against Strasbourg but he could make his debut against Marseille after the international break. Monaco are currently in 19th place after a poor start to the season where they have lost two of their first three games, drawing the other one.last_img read more

Indian boxers claim 4 silver medals at Serbian youth boxing Tourney

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 17:22 IST Representational image (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSSeloy Soy, Bilotson L Singh, Ajay Kumar and Vijaydeep fetched silver medalsEarlier in the semifinal, Harsh Gill lost to Turkey’s Topaloglu Abuzer to settle for a bronze medalSoy lost 0-5 to Ametovic, while Singh was beaten by Russian Boris Karibian, again a unanimous verdictThe Indian youth boxers clinched four silver medals and a bronze at the 37th Golden Glove of Vojvodina International Tournament held in Serbia.Seloy Soy (49kg), Bilotson L Singh (56kg), Ajay Kumar (60kg) and Vijaydeep (69kg) fetched silver medals after going down in their respective final bouts held on Sunday.Soy lost 0-5 to Omer Ametovic, while Singh was beaten by Russian Boris Karibian, again a unanimous verdict.Kumar was also beaten 0-5 by Croat Diego Mamic. Vijaydeep, on the other hand, went down in a 2-3 decision to Kazakhstan’s Azamat Bektas.Earlier in the semifinal, Harsh Gill (91kg) lost to Turkey’s Topaloglu Abuzer to settle for a bronze medal.Read more | I am ready to knock down Mike Snider: Vijender Singh on his comeback boutAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Indian boxersFollow silver medalsFollow Serbian Tourney Next Indian boxers claim 4 silver medals at Serbian youth boxing TourneyFive Indian youth boxers secured silver medals and a bronze at the 37th Golden Glove of Vojvodina International Tournament held in Serbia.advertisementlast_img read more

Former Everton defender Williams joins Bristol City

first_imgFormer Everton defender Ashley Williams has joined Bristol City on a short-term deal, the Championship club have announced.Williams was available on free transfer after having been released by the Toffees following the end of the 2018-19 Premier League season.Bristol City announced Williams has joined on a deal through January, with an option to extend it that month through the rest of the year. 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 Williams spent last season in the Championship, on loan at Stoke City playing in 33 games for the Potters, making 27 starts and scoring one goal.“I’d like to offer Ashley a very warm welcome,” Bristol City manager Lee Johnson said in a statement. “His experience will be invaluable, both on and off the pitch, and we’re all looking forward to getting to work with him.”The 35-year-old Wales international has enjoyed spells in the Premier League with Swansea and Everton during a long career which began at non-league club Hednesford Town before moving to Stockport County.Williams made the move to Swansea in June 2008 for £540K and would spend eight seasons with the Welsh club, seeing their rise from League One all the way to the Premier League.He also earned silverware with Swansea, capturing the 2012-13 League Cup with the Swans.However, prior to the start of the the 2016 season, Williams made the £12.7 million ($15.6m) move to Goodison Park.Williams featured 36 times for the Toffees in his debut season for the club scoring a goal. However, his playing time dipped in his second year with Everton, featuring in just 24 games for the club.With no place in the Everton squad last season, Williams made the season-long move to Stoke where he featured 33 times for the Potters, who finished 16th.Overall, Williams has made 241 appearances in the English top-flight over his time with Swansea and Everton, scoring six times.Bristol City have earned seven points from their first four Championship matches of the season though they have already been eliminated from the Carabao Cup, falling to QPR on penalties.They face Hull City on Saturday, looking to make it three wins in three straight games.last_img read more

Klopp denies problem with ’emotional’ Mane

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down any problems with “emotional” Sadio Mane after the Senegal international striker was angry on the bench following being substituted in their 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday evening.Mane scored the Reds second goal after a Chris Wood own goal opened the scoring. Roberto Firmino scored the final goal.Mane appeared to be upset with team-mate Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian didn’t pass to him in the move just before he was taken off. Mane was calmed down by Firmino after a fiery outburst. 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 Klopp refused to be drawn on the reason for his player’s anger, but did say it was not down to his being withdrawn from the action.“Sadio Mane is an emotional guy, we are all individuals,” the German coach said after the game.“Something went not like he wanted, it is not the substitution. We will clarify it in the dressing room.”Liverpool’s win was their 13th in a row in the Premier League, setting a club record for consecutive top-flight triumphs. Klopp conceded that Burnley’s approach disquieted his team, but was full of admiration for the way his team handled the pressure and dictated the game as time wore on.”We were brilliant, there were so many 50/50 situations because of the long balls but we played early balls in behind as well,” he added“In moments we played really, really good football. Everything was there.”We were a bit lucky with the first goal but we forced that situation. We controlled the game as much as you can.“[Chris] Wood and [Ashley] Barnes fight so hard for these balls, and we defended it really well. We were aggressive but gave away no fouls, we worked our socks off.”While he pointed out Burnley’s physical prowess Klopp was at pains to point outthey played good football at times.He was also aware that this type of game can prove difficult, and praised his team’s concentration in avoiding slipping on a potential banana skin.”Burnley play football as well, we had opportunities to score on the counter attack, you have to prepare the trigger. This sort of a game is a real challenge for our concentration. You have to be ready.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Kepa: I am not proud of Carabao Cup clash with Sarri

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has opened up about his clash with former manager Maurizio Sarri during the 2019 Carabao Cup final.The Blues lost to Manchester City on penalties following a 0-0 draw and, in the second half of extra-time, the Italian attempted to substitute the Spanish goalkeeper after it seemed he had suffered an injury, with Willy Caballero ready to come on.However, Kepa insisted on staying on the pitch, leading to a heated row between him and Sarri which almost saw the now-Juventus head coach walk down the tunnel, before saving one penalty in an ultimately unsuccessful shootout. 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 Jorginho and David Luiz missed for Chelsea that night, while Leroy Sane was the only City player to be denied before Raheem Sterling smashed home the winning penalty.”I am not proud about what happened, I lived [through] a good storm that weekend,” Kepa told Cadena SER.“This is a situation that I never felt. He thought I was injured, everything went faster [than expected] and happened as it happened. I said sorry to everyone and Sarri explained to me how he felt after this, but we were in the spotlight this week.”Internally, everything was solved and finished the day after Carabao Cup.”From now I will ask the manager [questions] just in the half-time of the extra-time!”Kepa was dropped for the next game – a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur – but was reinstated as the first-choice goalkeeper for the rest of the season despite the falling-out.The 24-year-old Spaniard became the most expensive goalkeeper of all time when he joined the Blues from Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 2018, eclipsing the fee Liverpool paid for Alisson Becker from Roma in the same window.Last year’s runners-up will face Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town in the third round of this season’s competition after the clash at Blundell Park had to be postponed following torrential rain.The League Two sides will meet for their cup tie next Tuesday evening to determine which get to visit Stamford Bridge in the next round.last_img read more

Tibbits medals at local U.S. Open qualifier

first_img Share: By Columbian staff, news services Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Tibbits medals at local U.S. Open qualifier Next step to Pebble Beach is sectionals Oregon State sophomore Spencer Tibbits, a Fort Vancouver High grad. Photo Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver shot 7-under 65 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 102 players who competed Tuesday in U.S. Open Local Qualifier at the par-72 Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton. Along with Tibbits, five other players will also advance from this local qualifier to the sectional. Tibbits, a Fort Vancouver High grad and sophomore on the Oregon State University men’s golf team, had five birdies on the day, as well as an eagle on the par-5 11th hole. His bogey-free round clinched medalist honors.Prior to joining the Oregon State program, Tibbits was a three-time 3A Washington high school individual champion, and in 2016 was named the PNGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year. In his freshman year at Oregon State, his 71.85 scoring average tied for sixth best in school history. Published: May 7, 2019, 7:51pm Local qualifying, which is played over 18 holes, is taking place through May 13. Sectional qualifying will be contested over 36 holes and held in Texas on May 20, Japan on May 27, and in England and Canada and at eight sites throughout the U.S. on Monday, June 3.The 2019 U.S. Open Championship will be held June 13-16 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. GO Share:last_img read more

Clark baseball, softball players honored by NWAC

first_img (360) 735-4535 By Jeff Klein, Columbian sports staff Published: May 17, 2019, 6:31pm Four Clark College baseball players received South Region honors as announced by the Northwest Athletic Conference on Friday.Freshman Chad Stoner, a Camas High grad was named first team pitcher.Stoner was 5-1 with a 4.17 ERA. He had 29 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched.Named second team were infielder Kai Perreira, a freshman from Honolulu, and outfielder Jeremy Martin, a freshman from Ridgefield. jeff.klein@columbian.com Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Share: Clark baseball, softball players honored by NWAC Jeff Klein Columbian sports staff @jeffklein68 GO Perreira led the Penguins with a .353 batting average. Martin was second with a .348 average.Gold Glove award went to freshman pitcher Alan Becklehimer, a Heritage High grad.SOFTBALL — Clark’s Mary Schorn was named first-team South Region outfielder. The sophomore from Banks, Ore., led the Penguins with a .550 batting average, 66 hits, 11 home runs, 15 doubles and 23 stolen bases.Second team honors went to infielder Chloe Blehm and outfielder Mackenzie Davis. Blehm, a sophomore and graduate of Prairie, hit .349 with eight home runs. Davis, a freshman from Banks, Ore., was second on the team with a .393 batting average.last_img read more

Crystal River Cruises Becomes First River Cruise Line to Employ High-Tech Simulator for Captain Training

first_imgPartnership with Simwave to offer next-generation training to Crystal officers  LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2017 – Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, will be the first in the river cruise industry whose captains will complete their training and assessments in a state-of-the-art simulator. The training will take place at the Simwave simulator center in the Netherlands as part of an agreement between Netherlands-based Simwave and Crystal parent company Genting Hong Kong, when the simulator is completed in November. Crystal River Cruises’ Captains will maximize real-world preparation and safety proficiency for those at the helm of the company’s groundbreaking luxury vessels. Beyond the actual hardware and technology of the simulator, a Development Captain will oversee training programs for Crystal river captains. The Development Captain is entirely dedicated to creating and executing extensive training curriculum, ensuring that Crystal River Cruises’ captains are effectively the most experienced river captains in the world. “Crystal is committed to setting new standards of excellence in every facet of the Crystal experiences around the world, with the expertise of our captains and officers being of chief importance to the safety and security of our guests,” says Crystal CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez. “Innovation and groundbreaking technology are integral to the beautiful new river yachts joining the Crystal River Cruises’ fleet, and we’re thrilled to extend that innovation to the training of our officers.” The simulator’s 3D mathematical model is designed by Simwave’s mathematical modeling & research department, using actual specs from the Crystal vessels to accurately implement handling characteristics for real-world situation training. The bridge layout and design are also based on Crystal’s river ships, ensuring that captains are fully familiar with the components of the vessels before they come aboard. While Crystal’s first river ship, Crystal Mozart, is the only river ship in operation that employs two captains manning the navigation bridge at all times (she is the largest vessel on European rivers), the river simulator accommodates a second captain to train in emergency relief situations aboard the “Rhine Class” ships. The bridge simulator includes nine vertically-mounted displays that are integrated with the globally unique mission engine room. The horizontal field of view is 240 degrees and the vertical field of view is 47 degrees, giving the optimal high density pixel count for safe sailing. “Due to the details in the visual scene like ropes, navigation objects, etc. it is of great importance that the sharpness and details in the visual system be high quality,” explains Joost van Ree, co-founder of Simwave. “This makes it possible to simulate scenarios in complex environments more realistically.” The simulator’s tailor-made environments and controls are advanced training tools by the standards of the river cruising industry, with which Crystal’s captains are already extensively familiar. Each officer chosen to helm the luxurious vessels along the rivers of Europe boasts decades of experience, as well as lifelong knowledge of the region and its waterways. In addition to its superior caliber of captain and officer training, Crystal River Cruises employs the most extensive portside security protocol in the river cruising industry, with restricted gangway access and security attendance 24 hours a day. For travelers, the most prominent innovation featured aboard Crystal’s “Rhine Class” river yachts: the river cruising industry’s first all-balcony, all-suite designs boasting every category of accommodation perched above the waterline. All four river yachts will offer Crystal’s acclaimed butler service in every room category, plush king-sized beds that face toward the Panoramic Balcony-Windows™, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, ETRO robes and slippers, wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs, and Nespresso machines. Additional enticing features include Crystal’s farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court. By sea, river, land and air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016).  The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line – Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class with Crystal Residences. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who follow the Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.last_img read more

Bahia Principe Celebrates the Opening of its 25th Hotel

first_imgWith a US $90 million investment, the five-star hotel is the first Fantasia-brand property in Spain  TENERIFE, SPAIN (Nov. 2, 2018) – Bahia Principe, the leading all-inclusive resort brand with properties in Spain, Mexico and the Caribbean, has officially opened its 25th hotel, a five-star Fantasia-brand resort in the island of Tenerife, Spain.Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife in San Miguel de Abona represents a US$90 million investment that will position the brand as the benchmark in high-end family vacation tourism. The brand’s first newly constructed property in Spain since 2003 is a sprawling complex that features eight buildings spread throughout more than 480,000 square-feet of space. The resort offers 372 rooms, seven swimming pools, five restaurants, six bars, a water park, the brand’s signature Bahia Spa, and wellness center, among others. The most striking structures are the property’s beautiful white castle and replica “Dragon Tree,” known as the Drago Milenario de Icod de los Vinos, a dracaena tree that is an icon of Tenerife – both which are located by the pool area in the center of the hotel and will feature spectacular light shows at night. Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife is Bahia Principe’s first Fantasia-brand property in Spain, debuting nearly two years after the debut of Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana. Fantasia is the brand’s family-friendly concept that offers thematic hotels and guarantees an enchanting vacation experience with the highest standards in quality and service. The other Bahia Principe brands are Sunlight, for the remaining hotels in Spain, Luxury and Grand. “The opening of Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife marks several milestones for our company,” said Isabel Piñero, vice president of marketing and communications for Grupo Piñero, Bahia Principe’s parent company. “On one hand, it consolidates and reaffirms our commitment to Spain, where seven of our 25 hotels are located. On the other hand, it allows us to present a new brand to the market: Fantasia, which we believe will put us at the forefront of entertainment innovation in the all-inclusive segment for families worldwide.” In addition to reinforcing Tenerife’s hotel offer, the new property will generate 300 jobs on the island, 30 percent of which will be directed toward people who were previously unemployed and registered with the Canary employment service, following an agreement between the company and HECANSA (Hotel Schools of the Canary Islands). “The creation of local employment to favor the socioeconomic development of the areas in which we operate is one of the core pillars of our business strategy, which has sustainability as a guiding thread,” added Piñero. The Garden of the Hesperides: A Tale Inspired by Tenerife as the Thematic Thread of the New EstablishmentThe new Fantasia Bahia Principe brand aspires to be synonymous with a genuine family experience and is built on two basic premises: its unique offer of entertainment with themed shows, and its dreamy atmosphere, with facilities that align with that theme. In the case of the new hotel in San Miguel de Abona, this theme revolves around the Garden of the Hesperides, whose history takes place within the framework of the culture and legends of Tenerife. This environment is the ideal place to discover the magic of being a kid again. Many of the hotel’s facilities are themed, creating the ideal place for guests to discover the magic of being a kid again. The restaurants are set with elements of the main story, from their own names to their decoration, and offer a high level of gastronomy. Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana RebrandsFantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife was inspired by the success of the brand’s newest property in the Caribbean, Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana, located within the brand’s seven-hotel resort complex in Dominican Republic. Previously known as Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia, the 512-room hotel has completed a rebranding, receiving an updated logo and revamped, value-driving offering. Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana guests have exclusive access to the hotel’s restaurants and amenities and can also access the common areas of Grand Bahia Principe properties in the complex. Like Tenerife, there is a massive fairytale castle at the center point, home to nightly shows including a video mapping story that relates to the destination, its nature and history. With two expansive swimming pools, splash-filled waterparks, children’s clubs and a kids-only Bahia Spa where they can enjoy treatments including massages and princess manicures, Fantasia is a paradisiacal hang out for children. The teens club, known as “The LOFT”, is equipped with a gym, movie theater, dance floor with DJ, video consoles and a billiard table – making this the Caribbean’s top option for multi-generational and comprehensive family vacations. For more information or to book a stay, visit www.bahia-principe.com. For images of the property, click here.last_img read more

Heading to Ireland for St Patricks Day Book the Irish Heritage Package

first_img Previous Previous Next Previous Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Previous Named after Lemuel Gulliver (of Gulliver’s Travels by Irish writer Jonathan Swift), this open space provides high tea by day and hard drinks by night. With decor that includes a room-length skylight, a brass map of Gulliver’s travels, a poet in residence, and a playful literary theme in most of the bar’s innovative cocktails, Lemuel’s is the perfect place to drop in after dinner for a digestif or after a show at the National Concert Hall for a night cap. We recommend the Writer’s Block, a drink that comes in a hallowed out book, from which you retrieve Writer’s Tears vodka, homemade beer syrup, and orange bitters, then mix it yourself. Not only is the beverage presented in a unique and fun way, but it’s also damned delicious.Alfie Byrne’s by Galway Bay Brewery Located on the ground-floor of the Conrad Hotel and created in partnership with the famed Galway Bay Brewery, Alfie Byrne’s is a quintessential Irish pub located no more than an elevator ride from your room. With a central bar constructed in Victorian style and an extensive lineup of craft beers and whiskeys, Alfie Byrne’s could give any other “traditional” pub in Dublin a run for its money. It was here, on my last night in Dublin, that I experienced the sheer, fanatic energy of an Ireland vs France rugby match on the big screen. Needless to say, the room was full of Irish people screaming at a screen, drinking pints of Guinness, and eating wings, sliders, ribs, and more.The Rooms Previous If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Next 1 of 9 Room options at the Conrad Dublin run from basic double rooms to a presidential suite, but even the least expensive option at this hotel is a luxury experience. All rooms feature beautiful wood floors, Irish artwork, Nespresso machines, complimentary soft drinks and water, 300-thread-count sheets, Irish wool blanket throws, a 48-inch LED television, high-speed Wi-Fi., and a built-in international voltage converter (meaning if you forget yours, you’ll have no trouble powering up your laptop). Suites are a step up from the traditional rooms; you can expect additional sitting areas with dining tables, couches, and other amenities that make the space feel more like a home than a hotel. Bathrooms are spacious, with showers, bathtubs, bathrobes and slippers, and luxury toiletries. In fact, the rooms are so comfortable, some days it might be hard to leave it at all.The Amenities Next Next Named after the Coburg Gardens, the royal stable that previously occupied the place of the current Iveagh Gardens, this brasserie offers up a full continental and Irish breakfast, lunch, and dinner surrounded by equestrian styling and design. With light fixtures that evoke stable lanterns, thick plank floors, and brass hardware reminiscent of saddle tack, the Coburg wraps its guests in an old-school vibe while serving up a distinctly modern spread. From steak frites to rack of lamb to fish and chips and oodles of oysters, the Coburg offers tantalizingly dishes made from all-Irish ingredients. A dining experience here is truly farm-to-fork.Lemuel’s Bar and Lounge 1 of 3 1 of 4 The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities With over 40 million Americans claiming some form of Irish ancestry (myself included), a visit to the Celtic homeland is a must on many bucket lists, and many more bucket lists have Ireland added to them each year when St. Patrick’s Day arrives.These are bucket-lists after all, so you’ll probably only be heading off to Ireland once in your life — it’s important to make it count. Why book a discounted hostel, a potentially dangerous or dirty Airbnb, or a mid-grade hotel for a trip that you will literally never take again? Live a little. Splurge. The Irish are famous for their profligacy when it comes to having a good time (they spend big on funerals and weddings), so embrace that Irishness and book a stay at the Conrad Dublin, the city’s coolest, most luxurious, and most welcoming place to lay your head in Ireland’s ancient capital. (It was also voted Ireland’s Leading Luxury Hotel in 2017 by the World Travel Awards.)Conrad Dublin stands out from the many other hotels near St. Stephen’s Green through its clever use of architecture and design to fully invoke a sense of place (thanks in part to a recent multi-million euro renovation). The structure slowly integrates you into the rainy, green, and gray locale.Wrought-iron dividers between the lobby and the hotel’s restaurants and bars call back to the “hidden” Iveagh Gardens located just across the street behind the National Concert Hall. The soft greens of the decor, offset by bright white walls and black metalwork, reinforce the awareness that you are not in a mid-tier hotel, or even an American hotel. The architecture and atmosphere are evocative of Dublin’s cityscape and the Emerald Isle’s rolling pastures. To put it in perspective: Every day walking in the hotel, I knew I was in Ireland.Beyond the beauty of the building itself, the hospitality and service of every Conrad Dublin employee stand outs when compared to hotels. Here, a guest gets the sense that a server, doorman, or bartender really do want to make them happy, whether that’s by pouring the perfect pint of Guinness, delivering extra pillows for a better night’s sleep, or simply smiling hello at every encounter. This feeling is one you’ll encounter everywhere in Ireland, not just in luxury hotels; the people are truly warm, welcoming, and hospitable. And nowhere within the Conrad Dublin is that more apparent than in the restaurants and bars.The Food and DrinkJust off the lobby are two of the hotel’s amazing food and beverage options: The Coburg Brasserie, where guests can be found at breakfast and dinner, and Lemuel’s Bar and Lounge, where you can take high tea or have a few good drinks. Downstairs on street level is Alfie Byrne’s Pub by Galway Bay Brewery, where a pint is only a pull away.The Coburg Brasserie The Conrad Dublin has all the amenities you know you want and some you never knew you needed before. A full-size gym and exercise room complete with weight benches, machines, yoga balls, free-weights, and more means you won’t have to worry about going flabby after all the Irish food you’ll be eating at The Coburg. If you’re more of a runner than a weight-lifter, the Conrad Dublin offers laminated running maps with directions to the best jogging areas in the neighborhood, including scenic runs around St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and a variety of gardens. If  like golf, you’re in the right place — the Conrad Dublin partners with the Royal Dublin Golf Club to offer preferential rates for guests at the historic 18-hole course along Dublin Bay. However, the pièces de résistance of amenities at the Conrad is the hotel’s 1/3/5 program (which we wrote about during our visit to the Conrad Bora Bora Nui). The 1/3/5 program was developed by Conrad Hotels as a way to offer more local, cultural, and traditional experiences for hotel guests. In Dublin, the concierge can suggest a number of activities that can be fit into the one-, three-, and five-hour time frames. From a day in the countryside visiting Newgrange and a tiny country pub to trips down Grafton street in search of authentic Irish souvenirs to a nighttime whiskey crawl through the best bars in Dublin, there’s something for everyone in this program. Best of all? The planning and itineraries are completely complimentary; expenses are only incurred at the activities themselves.The Location 1 of 5 Next 1 of 6 Previous Editors’ Recommendations America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Next 1 of 3 A final note about the Conrad Dublin: It is in a perfect location to explore the city. Nestled in the heart of the capital, just a stone’s throw from St. Stephen’s Green, the Conrad Dublin is in close proximity to the city’s greatest hits. From Trinity College and its stunning library to Grafton Street, which remarkably like Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, to Christchurch Cathedral, Teeling Whiskey Co., and The Temple Bar, this hotel serves as a home base for adventurous guests who aren’t afraid to pound the pavement and brave the wind and rain (because, truthfully, there will always be wind and rain in Ireland).St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Irish Heritage PackageFor St. Patrick’s Day 2019, the Conrad Dublin is offering a great deal for anyone looking to research and learn more about their own Irish heritage in the form of the Irish Heritage Package. Starting at $421 per night, the package includes a one-night stay with a welcome amenity, two tickets to EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, a month-long subscription to the Irish Family History Centre (which offers access to the museum’s ancestry database), and a delicious breakfast at the Coburg Brasserie.Check RatesArticle originally published March 13, 2018. 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Toniclast_img read more

Villa Punto de Vista – Destination Weddings Redefined

first_imgWeddings in Costa Rica Have a whole new outlook at Villa Punto deVista! One of the first villas constructed specifically for events. This 10-bedroom escape has everything to facilitate parties of 10 to 100, from an elevator and an industrial kitchen to wiring for professional sound throughout its five stories. Nestled on 21/2 acres of rainforest, the villa sleeps up to 27 and commands breathtaking views of the surrounding jungle and Panoramic Pacific Ocean beyond. Weddings are held on the beach , just a short walk from the door, or on the rooftop deck.  Dine al fresco, and then move to the air-conditioned ballroom to dance the night away. The estate offers a 270-degree panorama of the popular Manuel Antonio bay and a beautiful rain forest teeming with monkeys, sloths and tropical birds. The complex is comprised of both the main villa, a mansion of steel, glass and natural rock as well as a rustically designed entry cottage on our 2.5-acre rainforest estate. THE VILLA:The Villa features 10 boutique-style bedrooms all with their own uniquely tiled entrances in italian Bisazza tile as well as their own private baths with organic bath products and rain showers. The ocean-view villa is perfect for large families, entertaining, events & Destination weddings. We feature a ballroom-disco main level bar, a covered dining terrace and bar with sweeping views as well as a roof deck w/bar and Jacuzzi that’s perfect for below-the-stars dining! The Butler sees to it that you are impeccably attended. Villa Services:  The villa includes your very own butler/concierge (and did we mention that he is also a certified bartender!), twice-daily housekeeping service, maintenance and 24-hour security. Your stay also includes a daily chef-prepared gourmet breakfast featuring both savory local fare as well as made-to-order egg dishes, waffles, French toast, exquisite Costa Rican coffee, juices, an exotic assortment of fresh fruit and villa Passion Fruit champagne mimosas! For additional meals, a personal chef can be arranged in advance of your stay. We find that this arrangement delivers maximum quality and flexibility to our guests. The villa captures both the essence of your own oceanfront estate with the impeccable service of a small luxury boutique hotel. Be assured that we will see to it that your stay is second to none! Your Pre-Arrival Concierge is Gloriela and our Butler’s name is Oliver, between them we can arrange everything for your party from exquisite chef service, adventure tours, spa treatments to transportation and other basic needs at the villa. SOCIAL AND EVENT AREAS OF THE VILLAPut simply, Punto de Vista was designed with weddings and events in mind. Our villa is for those that choose the exclusiveness and intimacy of hosting their event at a private estate rather than a hotel without the drawbacks that most every other rental home has when it comes to hosting large events. Villa Features: The main villa features two distinct “zones” for either separate events or one combined event featuring two distinctive areas all within one villa. The Below Canopy Zone occupies the ground floor and mezzanine levels of the main villa and consist of the following social areas: RECEPTION LOUNGE / ELEVATOR LOUNGE A .Double-height lounge area featuring well-displayed art pieces, an always-manned reception desk and men’s and women’s restrooms as well as the elevator lobby. LIVING ROOM/ EVENT’S SPACE & BAR: Large, operable sliding glass corners bring the ocean and jungle into this impressive double-height space. Perfect for receptions or parties, the space features a full bar with plasma TV as well as immediate proximity to the pool and jungle terrace spaces. Wired for professional club sound, a DJ platform is in the mezzanine overhead. VILLA LOWER FLOORS:Pool Area And Underwater Lounge. Footsteps from the Living Room / Event’s Space And with access to the first level bar, the pool area boasts both ocean views as well as an intimate connection with the jungle . A built-in underwater seating area as well as an infinity edge makes the coral stone-finished pool area truly unique. ENTRY WATER FEATURE & KIDS SPLASH POOL. If first impressions are everything, the villa does not disappoint. On entry, visitors are first treated to a one-of-a-kind, dual sided, mosaic mural standing 45 feet tall and forming the tip of the” ship-shaped ” villa. This mural is the backdrop for the Entry Event’s Courtyard and water-feature /Kids Pool. Underwater jets give ship-like motion to the building and underwater lighting illuminates the mural and gives nautical character to the villa. VILLA UPPER FLOORS: DINING & TERRACE EVENTS Perched high on the fourth level, the spacious Dining Events Terrace can seat 50+ for dinner and shelter over a hundred for receptions in all weather. With perhaps the best view in the villa, the terrace features teak wood wrapped columns and beams as well as a pitched tropical woven ceiling with warm illumination. TERRACE BAR – Serving the Dining and Events Terrace is the Terrace Bar. The Bar features a mirrored backdrop for reflecting the magnificent view as well as a Plasma TV. ROOF TOP DECK / BAR / INFINITY EDGE JACUZZI The entire top floor of the villa is a rooftop deck with commanding views of picturesque Manuel Antonio Bay and the above jungle canopy. This large, pointed space resembling the deck of a ship, features a complete bar as well as an infinity edge Jacuzzi cantilevered high over the entry water feature some 60 feet below! The roof-deck is perfect for your Wedding” From reception/Ceremony, parties and yoga. FLORA & FAUNA: Flora and Fauna that surrounds the Villa and Manuel Antonio have exotic wildlife such as: Howler Monkeys, White Faced Monkeys (Capuchin Monkeys), Endangered squirrel monkeys, Two and three toed sloths, amazing parrots, Scarlet Macaws and Brightly Billed Toucans. Manuel Antonio is unique as the surrounding mountains, tropical rain forest butt up to the pristine clear emerald waters of the gold sand, *blue flag beach. Besides the incredible Natural beauty Manuel Antonio offers a plethora of adventure and sightseeing tours for all ages from thrilling mountain Zip lining, whitewater Rafting, educational hikes to Horseback rides, as well as our world famous Sport fishing. Some other Great Activities: Zip Line, Wave runner Tour, ATV’s, Para sailing, Mangrove boat Tour, Manuel Antonio National Park Tour, Surfing Classes, Horse Back riding to Ticori Waterfall, Nuayaca Falls (Spectacular waterfalls), Sunset Sailing Cruises in Front of the National Park, Cano island Snorkeling & Diving (Best diving in the country – Full Day Trip), Waterfall rappelling, White water Rafting (Class II-V ), Carrara National Park Tour, Dolphin & Whale Tours! (From August to October) Town Activities:Quepos is a quaint small Fishing town, on Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings the Local Farmers Market is organized in front of the ‘Malecon’ or the small Boardwalk by the new world-class ‘Pez Vela ‘ Marina. You can find tons of wonderful fresh & unique fruits and local products to explore and see including freshly picked local Vanilla, Local Golden Pineapples and more. On a hot afternoon Explore around the beautiful “Pez Vela” Marina to cool off with a Gelato, or have a drink and enjoy an unforgettable Sunset. Golf:For Golf aficionados , guest may either be driven or may even boat to the world-class 18-hole course at Los Suenos at Playa Heredura.*Blue Flag Beaches are Costa Rica’s Cleanest and most pristine beaches in the Country TOWN OF MANUEL ANTONIO:The Incredible Surrounding Area of Manuel Antonio; With Surrounding mountains and nearby Pineapple Plantations, Manuel Antonio is located near the colorful port city of Quepos, Costa Rica. It’s a 2 1/4 hour drive or a 20-minute plane/helicopter flight from San Jose, the nation’s capital. The villa is a 5-minute walk or 1 minute complimentary buggy ride to the pristine Golden sand beach at Playitas and a 15-minute walk along the beach to downtown Manuel Antonio and the country’s best National Park. Manuel Antonio National Park is a national Treasure, and has been named by Forbes magazine as “One of the top 12 National Parks in the world”, as well as consistently rated the top beaches in The Americas and Best Beach in Central America by TripAdvisor several years running . Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognized as being one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet.  Lush tropical forests, lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches make up one of the most diverse ecosystems imaginable.  Among the 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, some of the frequently viewed residents include white-faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths and iguanas. The endangered squirrel monkey calls the park home as well. The park contains a great system of well-marked trails to allow visitors to explore (maps may be purchased at the park entrance). The four beaches in the park, Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondito and Playita, are some of the best in the country. Espadilla Sur and Manuel Antonio offer very good snorkeling when the water is clear, which is best during the dry season.  At 236 feet (72 m ) high, Cathedral Point lies between Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow land bridge and if you’re up for the hike, it provides a memorable view. Playa Manuel Antonio offers a glimpse into the past with pre-Columbian turtle traps made of stone. Surfing, swimming or just relaxing under the sun are favorite activities for park goers. Giving Back: Giving back to those causes that need our dollars and attention has been a prime focus of the villa since its inception between the three owners. Since 2011 the villa has raised over $200,000 for worthy charities around the world. It’s a win-win for everybody, the charities, and us and we want to encourage other luxury businesses to see the merit in what we’re doing. It’s our vision of success to set aside two-three weeks of the year and donate them to charities. The personal return is immeasurable. We just can’t tell you how satisfying it is to do this in every respect. Villa Charities:The Junior Diabetes Foundation’s “Imagine a World Without Diabetes” raised $27,500 from our contribution in their annual live-auction event at the St. Regis Hotel, Dana Point Harbor.The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center’s “Taste for a Cure” raised $26,000 from our contribution in their annual live-auction event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. The event included a performance by GLEE and event honoree/NBC President purchased the package!Sir Richard Branson’s “Necker Cup” has raised $61,500 in total over our three years in participating in the pro-am event held on Mr. Branson’s private Island (Necker Island) in the BVI. Rafael Nadal, Martina Navratalova, Borris Becker, Bjorn Borg and others have attended the event.The villa along with Actors Will Farrell and Keven Spacey contributed their time to “Cancer for College” a charity for young survivors of cancer to realize their post-cancer educational goals. The golf event raised $40,000 and later another $30,000 at the Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, CA.2015 promises to be a big year for our charitable efforts. I fact besides returning to Necker Island as well as Palm Desert for the above charities once again we plan to additionally donate to “The Rain Forest Alliance” annual gala as well as the “US Open’s” annual tournament-opening auction the night before the event kicks off.Pack with A Purpose: Should you wish to contribute to our local community here in Costa Rica in the form of educational materials, tools (computers) or monetarily, we will offer your group the opportunity prior to visiting us here in Costa Rica. We have partnered with Pack for a Purpose to offer that opportunity. AWARDS & ACCOLADES* Villa Punto de Vista has had the honor to be awarded several of the Luxury Travel industry’s top Accolades as well as top wedding recognitions. The Villa – Winner of the 2016 Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence in the Best Luxury Villa (North, Central & South America)– Google/Bloomberg International Property Awards Villa Punto de Vista (Best Single Unit Property in all the Americas & Best Architecture)– Nominee World Travel Awards Best Luxury Villa (All Mexico & Central America)– Trip Advisor Excellent Choice Awards 2015– Trip Advisor Excellent Choice Awards 2014– Trip Advisor Excellent Choice Awards 2013– Conde Nast Johansens 2016 Top 3 Finalist, “Best Wedding Venue ” in all the Americas (North, Central & South America)– Wedding Wire Brides Choice Awards 2016– Wedding Wire Brides Choice Awards 2015– Wedding Wire Brides Choice Awards 2014– Wedding Wire Brides Choice Awards 2013The Villa and our weddings have constantly been featured on several of the leading Destination Wedding Print & Online publications:  Featured in (Print):Rhapsody (United Airlines First Class Magazine)Ocean Home MagazineHaute LivingThe WatchRhapsody (United Airlines First Class Magazine)The KnotDestination Weddings & Honeymoons – Destination Wedding Mag (Won #1 for top 10 wedding venues for amazing photos )Destination I DoStyle Me Prettylast_img read more

Cruise Planners Says Bon Voyage to 2016 and Hello to Travel in

first_imgCruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, shares new travel trends for 2017Coral Springs, Fla. – December 14, 2016 – Cruise Planners has seen an increase in travelers booking their vacations further out and with many vacations for 2017 already booked, the company shares the top travel trends of 2017.“For travel in 2017, Cruise Planners travel agents are making travel easier, more luxurious and more relaxing while taking travelers to new destinations,” said Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. Below are the top 10 travel trends the travel agent company is noticing for the coming year. 1. Accessible TravelTravel is becoming even more accessible for guests of all abilities and ages. One example is Royal Caribbean International, which was the first cruise line to receive Autism Friendly Certification by Autism on the Seas for inclusive programming designed to accommodate children with autism, ensuring that every child has a memorable vacation. On shore, excursion offerings catering specifically to guests in wheelchairs or with other needs are increasing in availability and Cruise Planners has made the commitment to train travel agents on the best way to help service clients through its relationship with Special Needs at Sea. Now, Cruise Planners travel agents can offer mobility equipment rentals right at the departure facilities to simplify travelers’ needs and some worldwide cruise ports are being designed with inclusiveness in mind to ensure an easy boarding process for all guests. 2. Inclusive PricingCruise lines are streamlining guests’ booking experience by offering more inclusive packages. In order to meet a travelers’ desire for a unique and customizable vacation, cruise lines generally offer a variety of add-ons such as shore excursions, specialty dining, Internet bundles and premium beverage packages. By including these amenities in initial booking costs, guests are able to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs. 3. Customized and Themed TravelTravel is a very customizable experience, and themed cruise and travel itineraries are becoming more and more popular among travelers. For example, some ocean and river cruise lines make it so travelers are no longer bar hopping, but they’re brewery or vineyard hopping. River cruises are bringing travelers right to vineyards to sip wines while larger cruise lines such as Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line now have partnerships with popular venues such as RedFrog Pub and Pubbelly Restaurant Group to tie the travelers’ brewery journey all together. Overall, customized itineraries connect cruisers with like-minded travelers while ensuring each day compliments their interests. Other popular themes include retracing battles of the Civil War along the Mississippi, golfing through Europe and even some family-friendly themed sailings. 4. Top Destinations – the Three I’sIceland, Italy and Ireland are some of 2017’s most popular destinations. After decades of being off the travel grid, Iceland is the hot new adventure destination. Iceland’s isolation from travelers was solved with easier and cheaper flights from North America. And now, travelers can explore this exotic, untouched destination and have the adventure of a lifetime. Italy is another hot destination and popular for the holidays because the country conjures up warm images of freshly baked food, morning espressos and stylish vineyard tours. Italy covers the romantic aspects of travel, as well as the adventurous aspects. And finally Ireland is enticing for 2017 since it is an enchanting land where legend and reality mingle and travelers can visit a grand historic castle, tour a brewery or distillery and make a new discovery around every corner. 5. The Suite Life with New Private Islands and PortsWith exclusive suite experiences and new private islands and ports, cruise lines are giving cruisers a glimpse of a life in paradise. Royal Caribbean International’s new Royal Suite Class is luxury that’s anything but boring and even includes a butler. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest port of call, Harvest Caye in Southern Belize, is the Caribbean’s premier island, featuring the world’s second largest barrier reef. Carnival Corporation is now sailing to a new port, Amber Cove, in the Dominican Republic and guests can sip cocktails poolside, shop for souvenirs and rent private cabanas as this private port. MSC Cruises will begin sailing to the new Ocean Cay in late 2017, an exclusive 95-acre island in the Bahamas with an emphasis on cultural authenticity and marine conservation. MSC ships will dock overnight at the island, giving guests a chance to enjoy evening entertainment and nightlife after a day of relaxing on white-sand beaches and snorkeling the clear-blue waters. 6. Electronic Communication and Check-InSkip the lines and access rooms as soon as they become ready with mobile check-in. Walt Disney World Resort and Royal Caribbean International have combined guests’ room keys, activity passes and charging capabilities into a wristband, removing the need for guests to carry a room card. Royal Caribbean’s new SMART Check-In system makes it so travelers can take care of all necessary documentation online at home, even upload their photo and go from sidewalk to ship in 10 minutes. Look for even more travel brands to embrace technology to make it easier for guests to enjoy their vacation. 7. Buddymoons – Honeymooning with FriendsThe wedding celebration that keeps rolling. Couples asking their guests to fly into town or to an exotic destination for weddings are now inviting couples to do a little more—stay for the honeymoon. “Buddymoons” allow for couples to spend more time with family and friends while enjoying a celebratory vacation. Couples are also planning buddymoons close to home, giving out-of-town guests the opportunity to extend the wedding weekend and spend more time with the bride and groom. 8. Land and Sea PackagesTravelers are looking for pre- and post-cruise packages, making the arrival and departure ports a more prominent part of their itineraries. Instead of going directly to and from the airport, travelers are booking overnights in hotels and shore excursions, giving them more time to immerse themselves in a destination and make memories even after the cruise is over. 9. Fitness and WellnessFor the health centric traveler, there are trips dedicated to fitness and wellness. Many travelers utilize wellness apps while traveling to track their progress so they can stay on track and have a healthy vacation. MSC Cruises offers the perfect cruise for wellness and fitness enthusiasts. The new Wellness Experience—powered by Technogym, gives travelers access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a comprehensive one-on-one health assessment, a personalized fitness program and a selection of healthy food and drink options to choose from. Travelers who want to vacation, but not pack on the pounds can enjoy a wellness themed vacation. 10. Social Networking on The GoChecking in and snapping selfies isn’t new, but sharing travel experiences with Facebook Live and Instagram Live have become increasingly popular since travelers can share their vacation with the world every step of the way. Social sharing and boasting on social media will continue to dominate the way travelers use social media while on the go—pack that back-up battery. Cruise Planners is seeing many new travel trends for 2017 as travel keeps getting more customized, engaging and accessible to all. Now, it’s even more important that travelers use an experienced travel agent to plan their ideal vacation.  About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel RepresentativeCruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 1,500 franchise owners who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients. The Florida-based Home Office Team positions a nation-wide network of franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be lauded and has been named the No.1 travel franchise byEntrepreneur magazine for 13 consecutive years. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology, has been consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, has been ranked as the #1 travel franchise by Franchise Business Review for 5 years in a row, and was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel since it started ranking companies. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. with more than 22 years of experience, Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include numerous Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly for the past seven years, American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for 11 consecutive years (2004-2014), American Express Agency of the Year (2010), Royal Caribbean International Chairman’s Award (2015), Royal Caribbean International President’s Award for Overall Achievement (2012 and 2014), Royal Caribbean International Home-Based Partner of the Year (2007-2013), Norwegian Cruise Line Franchise Agency of the Year (2011-2015), Celebrity Cruises Field Sales Account of the Year (2015), Celebrity Cruises Home-Based Account of the Year (2013-2014) and Celebrity Cruises Southeast Region Travel Agent Partner of the Year (2010), American Express Vacations Best of the Best Globe Award (2008-2015), Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner (2009-2014), Platinum Member of the 500 Club for Sales Excellence (2014), Platinum Circle Member with Viking River Cruises (2009-2012), Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Top Producer (2008-2014) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Top Producer. Cruise Planners is one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review, has been named one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and is a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. For more information, visitwww.cruiseplanners.com. Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room, following us on Twitter @Cruisitude or on Facebook. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should locate a travel advisor near them. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit our franchise website.last_img read more

Travel Professional Success Stories – Kim DalPonte

first_imgTravel Professional Name: Kim DalPonteAgency Name: Pixie Dust & Paradise Travel, Inc.Location: Chicago, ILHost Agency Name: Travel Planners InternationalYears as a Travel Professional: 6Specialization or Niche: Family Travel  What led you to be a Travel Professional?  My journey to becoming a travel professional stemmed from me becoming very ill just over 12 years ago.  Once you are faced with something so terrifying as a debilitating disease or death, you change the way you look at the world. You can either fight like hell, and do and see all you can, or sit back and let it get the best of you. Me personally, I’m a fighter! I had 2 very young daughters at that time, and I quickly decided that we needed to live our lives and make some family memories as soon as possible! I decided to take my daughters to Disney World for 10 days, but I also brought my parents and sister with. I wanted to make memories with the whole family, not just my kids. We took about a million pictures on that trip. I made sure nobody was going to forget it! I spent about a year planning it myself. At that point in time, I really didn’t understand how travel agents worked, or that I needed someone who knew the destination inside out. Now I know better. Somehow, our “once in a lifetime” trip to Disney snowballed, and we started going yearly (Or more).  Fortunately, my health drastically improved, and we were able to travel often. We quickly discovered that we wanted to see more destinations, and started going different places. I definitely gave my kids the travel bug. My friends and family started asking me to help them plan trips all the time, that’s when I realized that I needed to go to travel school! I was a hairdresser since I was 18, and I had a hearty book of business, those hair clients turned into my travel clients. Word of mouth spread quickly that I was the “go-to Disney girl”, then they realized that I can send them anywhere in the world, and my business blew up. After making so many wonderful memories with my own family, I knew that I needed to do this for other families as well! That is how I decided to specialize in Family Travel. I love helping families create magical memories that last a lifetime. Have you always worked with a Host Agency? If not, can you share how working with your Host Agency has helped you?  I have been with Travel Planners International since the day I started out in the industry. When I was finishing up travel school, I called about ten of the top host agencies I knew of. I narrowed it down to my top three. Travel Planners International was the perfect fit, and I knew it with the first phone call. They just felt like a family to me. Besides the perks of having top tier commissions, and a great consortia affiliation, they are wonderful and easy to work with. They did not make me feel like just another number, I truly feel like family there! I have been afforded so many opportunities because of them, their support, and faith in me. I have been asked to speak on several panels of expert agents, I am a TPI Ambassador, and I am invited to special events all the time. All thanks to TPI. They have been a blessing to my business. What three things about working with your Host Agency has been the most useful and helpful? Working with a host agency like Travel Planners International has made it so easy for me to run my business. They offer amazing support, they actually answer the phone or they call you back very quickly, are always available to help resolve any problems, and they have easy to use systems for submitting your sales, and invoicing your clients, as well as fantastic back-end support. They run your numbers and keep track of everything for you! (Of course you should still keep track on your own. I use an excel spreadsheet as back-up) They also offer extensive amounts of training opportunities, such as webinars, live events, facebook live meetings, quarterly local events, FAM trips, seminars at sea, and their annual conference, which is second to none! What advice would you offer to someone looking to join the Travel Industry? My advice to anyone looking to join the travel industry would be to strongly suggest that they look into travel school before jumping into a career that they know nothing about with both feet! I personally did my schooling through Career Quest Training Center. It was an online course. You can take a year to finish it, but if you are serious, and really do the work, you can be done in about 3 months.  It was the best decision I could have made for my business. I learned so much from my courses, and it made me feel confident to open my agency, whereas without them, I think I would have been lost and probably not lasted very long.  What advice would you offer to someone looking to work with a Host Agency? For someone who is new to the industry, and looking for a host agency, I suggest calling several different hosts, speaking with them, asking all the pertinent questions, comparing who offers what they need, and to see who they feel most comfortable with. For me, that was Travel Planners International.  You can have more than one host at a time, so if you are unsure, choose two, but I suggest to narrow it down quickly, as things can get complicated when all of your booking are not in one place. I know this from experience. I did try 3 different hosts, TPI, as well as two others to see who fit my needs best. TPI was an easy decision for me! Many articles and studies have shown that the Travel Professional is becoming more and more important, how do you feel about that? Do you see the increase in awareness from your clients as of now? I believe that people are becoming more and more aware of the need for a travel professional! I see it every day.  Most people don’t want to spend countless hours scouring the internet for deals. Sure, there are some DIYers out there, and that’s fine, but people who are serious, and want a well-planned out trip, by an expert, see the value in using a travel professional over an OTA.  Honestly, if someone just wants a two day trip to Vegas, I tell them to book it online, as they are not my ideal client anyway. Same goes for the client that calls over and over with deals they found online after you’ve already given them quotes, or booked them. This is also why I feel that having a niche or specialty is important! Another area of importance to me is service fees! A lot of agencies are terrified to charge a service fee, but that is just fear talking. I started this practice a year ago, and watched my business soar! The first time was definitely very scary, but it got easier and easier as time went on. Now, people ask what I charge from the beginning, during the consultation call. I simply send them my fee sheet, and usually their response is “no problem, I’ll send it right over so we can get started” or “are you sure that’s enough?” I have had very little push back on the service fee, maybe three people the entire year, and they were not my ideal clients, so it was fine. I value myself, my knowledge, my experience, and I do consider myself an expert in my area, so why would I not get paid for that?!? The clients obviously value my expertise too, or they would not pay the fee. I actually just had two families travel, they had two rooms, so two fees, and after they got back, they sent me a thank you card, with a picture of their family on vacation, and another check to thank me for my outstanding service. That made my day! Please share a couple of things have been the most important to your success so far? I feel that follow up is one of the most important aspects to my success. I remain in contact with my clients via email/facebook/phone calls once they have booked, then I text them to check-in while they are on their vacation, I email them, as well as send a hand written “Welcome Home” note upon their return, and I usually call to see how everything went. Keeping in touch is key! They must know, like and trust you to continue booking with you. Also, I always ask them for referrals and testimonials. What are your plans to grow your business in the next year? I plan to grow Pixie Dust & Paradise Travel quite a bit in 2017. My goal is to hire about 20 Independent Contractors, and really build my brand. I won’t hire just anyone who “likes to travel”, I am looking for more serious agents who have a passion for travel and want to make a career out of it, not part-time hobbyist.  I plan to do more advertising at vendor shows, and to start blogging as well. Do you feel that getting yourself out there and traveling is important for your business? If so, how do you make yourself get out there and take those trips? I travel as much as possible! My kids will tell you that I’m never home. I go to at least four major conferences a year, as well as several FAMS to learn certain destinations in my niche, and of course a family vacation or two! I’d say I go on no less than 8 trips per year. Once my 16 year old heads to college, I’m sure I’ll be traveling all the time!!!  I feel it is extremely important to actually see the destinations you are selling! I never sold Jamaica until I went; now I sell it all the time because I know it so well. I have sold a lot of Cancun/Riviera Maya, but had never been. I recently went on a supplier FAM, and instantly sold a ton of the resorts that I had just visited! Once I see it, I can sell it! I don’t waste my time going on just any FAMS though, I choose the ones that pertain to my niche. I’m not going just to go, I’m going to learn.last_img read more

Crystal River Cruises to Offer Exclusive Complimentary Event at Amsterdams Royal Concertgebouw

first_imgCrystal Bach guests are invited to a private concert in one of the world’s most acclaimed concert halls   LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2017 – When Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase the elegance and history of the destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River itinerary. Among the grandest of these occasions will be a Crystal Signature Event in Amsterdam where guests will enjoy a complimentary exclusive concert at the Royal Concertgebouw, considered one of the finest concert halls in the world. The 19th-century neoclassical theater has hosted musical greats in everything from classical to rock, from Strauss, to Louis Armstrong, to Sting; and its orchestra has been lauded for more than 125 years as one of the best in the world. Guests will tour the theater’s great hall, which is famous for its superb acoustics; then enjoy a private performance of master works in various genres in the charming “Kleine Zaal,” or the “Spiegelzaal,” two of the hall’s more intimate Baroque venues. “It is a hallmark of Crystal shoreside experiences to showcase the rich culture and most special places unique to each destination, and an exclusive event at the Royal Concertgebouw is a truly special occasion,” says Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “We’re delighted to offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy some of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces in a venue as grand as the music itself.” Crystal Bach will be the first of Crystal River Cruises’ four new luxury river yachts to launch in 2017 (Crystal Mahler) and 2018, (Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel), and Crystal’s introduction of Europe’s only all-balcony, all-suite ships in the river category. All four river yachts will offer Crystal’s acclaimed butler service in every room category, plush king-sized beds that face toward the Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, ETRO robes and slippers, wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs, and Nespresso machines. Additional enticing features include Crystal’s farm-to-table, Michelin-inspired cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court. The Classical Concert at the Royal Concertgebouw is offered on all Crystal Bach voyages, which sail between Amsterdam and Frankfurt, calling in Basel, Switzerland; Antwerp, Belgium; and Nijmegen, Netherlands; Breisach, Kehl, Speyer, Mainz, Rüdesheim, Cologne, Kolbenz and Cochem, Germany. Voyages range from 10 to 14 days, with all-inclusive cruise fares starting at $3,675 per person. Crystal’s Early Booking Savings are available for 2018 voyages booked by March 31, 2017, offering additional savings of $500 per person on cruise only fares.  For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel professional, call 888.799.2437, or visit Crystal’s website, www.crystalcruises.com. As it expands its reach to all luxury travelers across the globe, Crystal evolves to The World’s Most Luxurious Hospitality and Lifestyle Brand Portfolio™. Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016).  The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line ™ , Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class™ with Crystal Residences.last_img read more

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Brings Taste of Suffolk to the High Seas

first_img(August 21, 2019) – Guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller, friendlier ships are to enjoy a ‘taste of Suffolk’ while on their holidays, as the company introduces a number of products produced locally to its headquarters. Stokes Sauces, based in Rendlesham, is the latest Suffolk company to have their products rolled-out onboard Fred. Olsen’s four-strong ocean fleet. The luxury condiment maker follows on from St. Peter’s Brewery, based near Bungay, and an increased offering of Southwold-based Adnams’ products in recent months. To mark the occasion, Fred. Olsen hosted the three brands at its Ipswich headquarters, Fred. Olsen House, to offer staff a tasting session with each of the new products. These included St. Peter’s Brewery’s ‘G-Free’ gluten-free beer; Adnams’ ‘Ghost Ship 4.5%’ and low alcohol ‘Ghost Ship 0.5%’ and Stokes Sauces’ new ‘squeezy’ range of Tomato Ketchup, Brown Sauce and Real Mayonnaise, as well as their Fig Relish, Red Onion Marmalade, and Cider and Horseradish Mustard, among others. Thomas Rennesland, Hotel Operations Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are proud to be based here in Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town, where we celebrated our 30th anniversary last year. Suffolk is known for its proud agricultural heritage, which means that we have a fantastic array of high-quality products produced locally to us. Working together with local producers, such as Stokes Sauces, Adnams and St. Peter’s Brewery, all of whom are major employers across the county, like us, helps us to build strong relationships within the communities within which we all live and work, allowing us to support businesses right on our doorstep, local to our headquarters, whilst not compromising on quality. “Being able to offer a tasting session like this is testament to how well these local partnerships are forming, and is an important part of ensuring that all  our colleagues here at Fred. Olsen House feel engaged in the process and are able to sample the quality of the goods for themselves. “We know that our guests will love these products as much as we do, and it is great that we can offer them a ‘taste of Suffolk’ whilst cruising all around the world with Fred. Olsen.” Founded in 2004, and based in Rendlesham, less than 20 miles from Fred. Olsen House, award-winning Stokes Sauces employs more than 60 people and produces over 50 different lines, including sauces, dressings, condiments and jams. Rick Sheepshanks, owner of Stokes Sauces, said: “I started making our award-winning sauces with one thing firmly in mind – they needed to taste amazing and with no compromise on quality. That philosophy and focus on great food makes us the perfect fit on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet, where holidaymakers want and deserve the best. We are delighted that Stokes will be enjoyed around the world.”Adnams has been crafting delicious beers and spirits from its historic sites in Southwold since 1890. The introduction of ‘Ghost Ship’ and ‘Ghost Ship 0.5%’ on board Fred. Olsen’ ships adds to existing products already available, including Southwold Bitter and Copper House Gin. Andy Wood, Chief Executive of Adnams, said: “As a Suffolk-based company, we are delighted to be working alongside and supplying Fred. Olsen with a range of our internationally award winning beers and spirits produced with grains grown in the fields of East Anglia and enjoyed by customers across the globe, including those holidaying on Fred. Olsen cruises.” St. Peter’s Brewery was founded in 1996, and is based in a number of former agricultural buildings in St. Peter, South Elmham, a small village near Bungay. The Brewery produces a number of traditional and specialty beers, including ‘G-Free’, made with no malted barley and certified by Coeliac UK as an approved gluten-free product. John Hadingham, Managing Director at St. Peter’s Brewery, said: “We are incredibly pleased to be one of the fantastic Suffolk food brands that Fred. Olsen has chosen to work with. This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce their guests, from all across the world, to our range of hand-crafted beers.” Fred. Olsen will be working closely with all three companies to gauge feedback from guests sampling the various products across its ocean fleet – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – and will be enhancing product lines as the partnerships develop. For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.last_img read more

New Everlane Collection Is Changing the Way Sneakers Are Made

first_img Next Previous In fact, Everlane is on an even more ambitious venture. The brand is looking to remove the use of virgin plastic from its entire supply chain by 2021. On that note, the Tread by Everlane collection sneakers are 94.2% free of virgin plastic and that’s pretty remarkable when you consider the materials typically used to make sneakers (Hint: A heck of a lot of plastic). Even the carbon footprint of these sneakers is offset through work with NativeEnergy, and the leather used in crafting the minimal, clean collection comes from gold-rated tanneries. It only gets better when it comes to these sneakers, though. The silhouette itself is a classic trainer that’s wearable with nearly anything (but works especially well with dark Everlane denim and a classic Oxford from the brand). The brand also debuted the sneakers with a special Los Angeles pop-up, but they also have brick-and-mortar locations in New York City and San Francisco, so if you feel so inclined, you can take a pair for a spin yourself (we like the spring-friendly butter color, but other options include a crisp off-white and a dressy navy take). Thanks to Everlane, sneakers are taking a stylish step in the right direction in terms of sustainability, form, and function.If none of this collection’s colors strike your fancy and you’re feeling a little more minimalist, check out these all-white sneakers for that ultra-pure walk. 1 of 7 How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable center_img Everlane’s quest to continue pushing the envelope with style and sustainability has just hit a new frontier: your sneaker collection. The recent launch of the Tread by Everlane collection of versatile, go-anywhere sneakers couldn’t come at a more optimal time for your wardrobe — or for the planet.New sneaker releases are hyped all the time, but they come and go, but Tread by Everlane is different. It’s the brand’s first footwear offering for men, and it’s made with 54% less virgin plastic than the typical pair of sneakers. Everlane has long championed the idea of “radical transparency,” telling consumers exactly where and how its stylish, minimal goods (from tees to Oxfords and denim) are made; that same approach is what makes these sneakers so essential and welcome in the footwear community. “Of everything we wear, sneakers have one of the heaviest footprints. They require a ton of energy to produce, are made largely from virgin plastic, and never break down,” said Everlane Founder & CEO Michael Preysman. “So when we buy and replace them often, billions end up in landfills around the world.” Everlane Tread The Trainer Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier $98 from Everlanelast_img read more

Welcome to the Pony Palace The Grandeur of the Kentucky Derby Starts

first_img 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 Editors’ Recommendations The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races Harry How/Getty ImagesSince 1875, Churchill Downs has been the official home of the Kentucky Derby. While the race itself takes roughly two minutes, the grand celebrations that surround it last for two weeks, culminating on Derby Day, the first Saturday in May every year. The horses, flowery hats, and mint juleps may get all of the attention, but none of it would be possible without Churchill Downs.The History of Churchill DownsHome to the longest continuously held sporting event in America, Churchill Downs is the physical embodiment of the opulence, grandeur, and celebration surrounding the Kentucky Derby. Spreading across 147 acres, the Churchill Downs facility originally sat on just 80 acres and consisted of an entrance lodge, clubhouse, betting shed, grandstand, and stables.Dia Dipasupil/Getty ImagesThe first official race took place on May 17, 1875. The winner, Aristides, was a three-year-old colt and started a tradition that has lasted to this day – all horses running in the derby are three-year-old thoroughbreds. In 1937, after devastating flooding hit the area, some additions were made to Churchill Downs, including the Art Deco-inspired judges pavilion, while the glazed brick of the grandstand backstop was painted white and a tunnel to the infield was added so spectators, horses, and teams didn’t have to cross the track to reach the center of the course.The Architecture of Churchill DownsThe most iconic part of Churchill Downs, architecturally speaking, is the twin spires. Designed by architect Joseph Dominic Baldez, the spires are a visual contrast to the rest of the building. While the grandstand spreads out horizontally, the spires rise up vertically, almost like church towers, presiding over the running with a sense of grandeur. There is a delicateness to them, however, that is balanced by the strength of the horses running the race.A. Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesWhile the grandstand building is a rather simple shed-shaped structure, the two spires that intersect the slate roof are surprisingly orante, done in an Italianate style. The eight-sided spires sit atop octagonal cupolas which feature round-headed windows in between colonettes. The windows are topped by arches with fleurs-de-lis as the keystones. It’s a beautiful nod to the ceremony surrounding the derby.The RaceThere are many parts about Churchill Downs that allow the Kentucky Derby to stand out from other race tracks. The large field allows for twenty horses to race, versus the typical eight. While Churchill Downs does include a turf track, the Kentucky Derby is run on the larger oval dirt track, with a course length of 1 ¼ miles, or 10 furlongs.Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesOriginally, the 250-foot-long grandstand faced the afternoon sun, blinding spectators. Relocating it to the western side of the track protected people from the sun and allowed better viewing of the race. The start and finish lines are on the grandstand side, which allows up-close views of the horses as they race to the winner’s circle. The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing last_img read more

The Top 5 Best NoteTaking Apps

first_imgSimplenote also has a super intuitive and handy-dandy history feature that lets you access every version of every note you take, regardless of how many edits you make. The app saves a copy of your notes with every single edit, and when you want to access an old version it’s as easy as clicking a button and swiping through a timeline. You can also export notes as text documents, in case you want to have access to them somewhere outside of the app. If you’re brainstorming ideas for a group project or need to create a grocery list for the fam, you can easily share notes and allow others to update them as well. And, you guessed it, other users’ updates show up instantly – although there is no option to have the app notify you when other users make changes to a note, so you have to manually check in. There really aren’t notification options at all with this app, so you also can’t do things like have it remind you of something at a certain time or location. While a lack of notifications might be music to some users’ ears, it’s a feature that others may miss if they’re looking for something with more interactivity.Now for everything Simplenote doesn’t have. While the app is missing a lot of the features you’ll find with other note-taking options, this is obviously intentional to the design, so you won’t necessarily feel like you’re missing out unless you go in totally blind. You can’t do things like clip content from the web or easily drop images into notes. You also can’t attach files likes PDFs or spreadsheets, and while you can publish a note to the web and then send out a shareable link, you can’t post a note to social media directly from within the app. The tags feature makes it easy to keep things organized, but if you’re someone who needs your color-coding, you won’t find that here: the basic white-background-blue-icons setup is all you get, no matter how many notes you create. Notes aren’t entirely devoid of customization options, though: the app has a Markdown feature that lets you use simple codes to do things like create headings, format lists, and make text bold, italics, or both. The Markdown option also lets you add images and link to websites within a note fairly easily once you get the hang of it. Realistically, though, if you’re looking to take notes as efficiently as possible, you may find you don’t use Markdown very often, since it does require the extra work of typing in additional characters, grabbing URLs, and previewing the note to make sure your formatting is on point. It’s a fun, almost addictive feature, but for most users looking for an experience this pared down, it’s not something to base your decision on.If you’re looking for simplicity, user-friendliness, and a $0 price tag that still offers impressive syncing, backups, and more than you’ll find in your devices’ default note-taking apps, Simplenote is worth a look.Try ItGoogle KeepFree; Available for iOs, Android, and webIf you’re a visual organizer, color-coding fiend, and/or a fan of Google’s style in general, you’ll likely want to check out Google’s foray into the note-taking world: Google Keep. It’s completely free, simple to use, feature-rich, and quintessentially Google. Like Google’s other apps, it’s available on the web as well as for iOs and Android devices.Unlike list or notebook-based apps, Google Keep uses a card interface that can make it easier to visualize your priorities (and quite frankly, is just more fun to look at than a boring list). Each note you create is its own card, and you can choose from several different types to suit the needs of a particular idea or task. If you want to jot down some to-dos for example, you can create a List style note where you can check off items as you complete them. Got an idea for your next design and want to get it down so you don’t forget? You can make a drawing card, where you use your finger, stylus, or mouse to whip up a quick sketch. Google Keep also takes features that are common in other note-taking apps and kicks them up a notch. Audio notes, for example, are automatically transcribed so your note includes a text translation of the clip. Similarly, you can grab text from images, which works surprisingly well and totally feels like the future provided the image is decently clear. You can make copies of any note, which you can add to Google Keep or choose to send into Google Docs.Aside from its handy automatic features, the ease and ability for organization are where Google Keep really shines. As with other apps, you can create custom tags for your notes and search your entire list to find what you need quickly. You can also color-code every note, which makes it easy to get a quick visual overview of what you’ve got in the works. You can archive notes instead of trashing them when you want to keep them around but don’t want to see them on your home screen anymore, and set reminders based on time or location so you don’t forget anything. Collaboration is easy too, with the ability to invite other users via email with one click. This pairs rather nicely with the ability to mark-up images within notes, allowing users to quickly exchange feedback. Rearranging notes is as easy as clicking and dragging them to wherever you want and you can pin the most important notes to the top of your feed. The web app also has the option of using keyboard shortcuts to do things like navigate to the next or previous note, compose a new note, create a new list, and perform a search.For everything it does right, there are a few things about Google Keep that may leave you wanting, depending on what level of functionality you’re searching for. While a Google Keep extension will allow you to do things like create a note from an email or clip content from the web, it’s only available for Chrome and doesn’t work on mobile devices. Syncing between devices is quite fast — but only when it works. Occasionally you can find yourself waiting way too long for changes you made on the web app to show up on your phone, and vice versa. While this doesn’t happen frequently enough to knock Keep out of the running for great note-taking apps, it can be frustrating. The app can also have some display issues, especially when it comes to images you’ve added to notes – every once in a while, an image that’s displaying perfectly on one device gets replaced by the little “there should be an image here” icon on another device, and aside from crossing your fingers and refreshing the page, there’s not a whole lot you can do but wait it out.Overall, Google Keep is a solid showing. It’s got unique takes on a lot of features without verging on gimmicky, and it can be especially convenient if you’re someone who likes to use Google Docs or you want to keep track of projects with a lot of visual elements. It’s not entirely without its quirks, though, so before you start frantically pouring all your life’s thoughts and priorities into it, we recommend giving it a trial run.Try ItThere you have it, our picks for the top five note-taking apps to check out if you’re looking to boost productivity and keep track of tasks, to-do’s, and all your great ideas no matter where you are. Now go sketch, jot, record, upload, color-code … and take notes! If you’re more of a pen-and-paper kind of person, here are our favorite notebooks. If you’re looking to get yourself better organized, here are the best productivity apps and finance apps. You’re not just looking for a note-taking app that looks like an art exhibit, though, so let’s discuss some of its features. The good news is that Zoho has put just as much thought into Notebook’s functionality as its appearance. You can choose from several different card types, including basic text notes, checklists, audio notes, photos, uploaded files, and sketches – and each of these card types is loaded with its own handy features. Text notes can include embedded images, sketches, or recordings. Items on checklists can be marked complete with a simple tap. Photos can be uploaded from a file, pulled from your phone’s saved photos, or taken and added to a note in real time. Documents like PDFs and spreadsheets can also be uploaded from a file, and the app has a nifty feature that will let you scan a document using the camera on your mobile device. Lay your document on a flat surface, hold the camera over it, and the app will automatically locate the edges of the document and snap a pic, creating a crisp scan with no superfluous background information. The sketch function includes the standard ability to change ink color, brush size, and pen type, but in true Zoho fashion, it also goes a step further by allowing you to use your sketches as custom notebook covers on the main page.You can lock notes behind a password wall, which will blur them out on the main screen so you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing something confidential (or just embarrassing) while you’re scrolling through the app in public. Accessibility is on-point with a broad-reaching search function that will check notebook titles as well as content within each individual card. The app is clearly designed with mobile user-friendliness at the forefront, with responsive gestures that make for a silky smooth navigational experience. To add cards to specific notebooks, you click on your preferred book and create a new card, but you can also set a default notebook so whenever you create a new card from the main page it goes to a set location. You can sync to as many devices as you like, and it’s as close to instant as you could expect with so many features.At a price point of exactly $0, a striking visual design, ample customization options, and reliable syncing, Zoho Notebook just might be the best note-taking app you can find right now without dropping any dough. The problems are few and far between: there’s currently no great collaboration feature and you can’t use the app on a Windows desktop. But with such a satisfying mobile experience and the ability to sync unlimited iOs or Android devices, that’s far from a deal-killer. If you want a quick download that won’t cost you anything and is practically guaranteed to leave you satisfied, Zoho Notebook is your pick.Try It EvernoteFree and paid versions; Available for iOs, Android, web, and desktopA long-time leader in the note-taking world, Evernote is loaded with an insane number of features that quite frankly just can’t be found in other apps. All those features ain’t free, though, and it can cost you a pretty penny if you want all the bells and whistles this app has to offer. You’ve got three account options with Evernote, and it’s important to know what each type offers before you spend any money.Let’s start with the free version. It’s called a Basic Account, and anyone can get one just by signing up with an email address. The Basic Account gets you a surprising number of features considering you pay diddly for it. You can create as many notes as you like and organize them into notebooks, complete with tags for sorting. Each note has basic text editing options, as well as the ability to add images, audio recordings, and content you clip from the web via a browser add-on. You can use the app’s search function to quickly find what you’re looking for. You can also set reminders on specific notes, mark up images, and create shortcuts for frequently-accessed notes. Plus, you can share any note with whomever you please via email, URL, or social media. And all these features are available via the web app, desktop client, or mobile apps for iOs and Android.They couldn’t very well make money on upgrades if they gave you absolutely everything for free, though, so the Basic version does have its limits – and depending on what you plan to use Evernote for, those limits could be deal-breakers. First off, the Basic Account only lets you sync to two devices at a time. This alone may be enough to incentivize some users to upgrade (or send them packing to find an alternative), so it’s something to consider if you’ve got several devices. Secondly, the Basic Account only allows offline access to your notes from the desktop app. So if you’re stuck somewhere where you can’t access WiFi on your phone, you’re out of luck until you can get back to civilization. This could be another big deal-breaker for a lot of folks, especially those who want to get the most out of using the app on the go. Here’s the real kicker, though: the free account has a monthly upload limit of 60MB. This doesn’t just refer to uploading new images and documents into notes – there are a lot of things that contribute to your monthly limit. Editing a text inside of a note, for example, contributes to your upload limit, as does rotating or deleting a picture inside a note. In fact, pretty much anything you do that requires the app to re-sync your notes across your devices contributes to your limit. You can see how this can quickly become frustrating if you’re someone who likes to update or re-work the notes you’ve made. It can be quite limiting and has the potential to detract from the app’s otherwise useful features. If you can’t play around with editing your notes as often as you like, then the plethora of editing features become less appealing.So what about the upgrades? There are two paid versions of Evernote: Premium and Business. Both get you a hefty boost to the monthly upload limit (10GB and 20GB, respectively), as well as access to more personalized customer support. Shelling out some money also affords you blanket offline access to your notes, syncing across unlimited devices, and the ability to forward emails into the app. You can annotate PDFs, search text in uploaded documents, and digitize business cards with both upgrade options as well. Plus, you can take advantage of the app’s handy presentation mode, which will turn your notes into a presentation with one click if you want to, say, lead a business meeting or give a drunken dissertation on your Westworld predictions. If you’re interested in the app for personal use only, there’s not much reason to go so far as upgrading to the Business Account, which includes central user administration and the ability to use shared workspaces for easier collaboration and project management.There’s no arguing that the quality and quantity of Evernote’s features are impressive. Not only that, but the intuitive functionality of the app makes it downright pleasant to use. There’s not another note-taking app out there that can offer everything Evernote can in one neatly wrapped package. Still, the upgrades aren’t cheap (the Premium account will cost you $69.99/year and the Business Account is $14.99 per month per user) and whether Evernote is worth the cost depends entirely on how frequently you plan to use it, on which devices, and for what purpose. We highly recommend giving the Basic Account a try before you commit to a paid plan. When it comes down to entering those credit card digits, you may find that you can live without some of the features and go with a more affordable (or free) alternative.Try ItMicrosoft OneNoteFree and paid versions with Office 365; Available for iOs, Android, web, and Windows desktopYou’ll often see Microsoft’s OneNote referenced as the closest thing you can get to Evernote without spending money, and in many ways, that’s true. OneNote does share a lot of similar features with Evernote, and it’s a contender for anyone looking for a note-taking app that’s built with an eye for business. Unlike Evernote, you can get free access to all of OneNote’s features for the low, low cost of the time it takes you to create a free Microsoft account (if you already have a Skype, Outlook, or Xbox Live account you’ve already got this step taken care of). Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to make notes and sync them across all the devices you please, with available versions for the web, Windows, Mac, iOs devices, and Android devices.While OneNote does sort of have paid options, you don’t lose a single feature by opting for the free version (though you do get less cloud storage, at only 5GB as opposed to the 1TB shared across all apps if you have an Office subscription). You can create notes and notebooks, tag entries, restore older versions of notes, insert audio clips, clip content from web pages, mark up embedded media, and make sketches with your finger or stylus. You don’t have to worry about getting stuck without access to your information because you can always access your notes when you’re offline. If you want to work together on something, you can share notes to let other users view and edit them. If you decide to get a full Microsoft Office subscription, OneNote integrates nicely with the other Office apps, allowing you to do things like create notes from your Outlook emails or embed spreadsheets from Excel. Where OneNote falls a little short, however, is in its user interface. Next Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Editors’ Recommendations 1 of 6 Previous 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn PrepDeck Makes Meal Prep Work a Breeze Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App As its name would suggest, Simplenote is a note-taking app that focuses on pure, streamlined simplicity. While it’s nowhere near as feature-rich as our other app picks, its lack of frills may be just what you’re looking for if you want something that’s crazy easy to use and won’t bog down your productivity with tons of customization.The first noteworthy (heh) feature of Simplenote is its vast availability compared to other apps. Versions are available for iOs and Android devices, Mac, Windows, Kindle, the web, and Linux. It’s also completely free no matter which platform you use it on or how many devices you want to sync to. In fact, there is no paid version of Simplenote at all, so you get all the features up front with no strings attached.When you first open the app, you’ll immediately notice its minimalist feel as you’re greeted with a white page and a single “new note” icon in the upper right-hand corner. Right off the bat, there’s nothing to get distracted by here; you can quickly make a note and carry on with your day. The app is also remarkably fast — so fast, in fact, that you can edit a note on your desktop and watch it sync in real time to your device. This efficiency is refreshing compared to other note-taking apps with syncing delays that can put a damper on fast-paced work. The only time it doesn’t sync instantaneously is when you’re using it offline and even then you’ll find your edits show up immediately once you’re back on the grid. We really can’t overstate how impressively fast and responsive this app is. If you’re already familiar with Office apps, you’ll find the OneNote interface familiar, as it has the same look, feel, and menu layout as Microsoft’s other applications. Even if you haven’t used other Office apps, the learning curve for navigating OneNote’s features isn’t too steep, but you may find yourself having to do a little Googling at first since the user interface isn’t as intuitive as Evernote’s. The search feature is one area where OneNote’s shortcomings are apparent: you can search notebook titles or within an individual notebook, but you’ll find the function lacking if you want to do a blanket search across all content in all your notebooks at once. The web clipping feature is not as fool-proof as Evernote’s and tagging is also a bit clunkier. Reorganizing notes has its frustrations as well since clicking and dragging pages from one notebook to another can be spotty. Syncing can also have you pulling your hair out sometimes, especially when it comes to the mobile versions of the Office apps — one day it works seamlessly, and the next it may be on a massive delay or just not work at all. These problems can be infuriating if you’re on a time-crunch or in the middle of a big project where you need instant access to your information without having to fiddle around refreshing the app several times before your latest edits show up. Still, Microsoft puts out a lot of updates, and fixes and new features are automatic and frequent, especially with an Office 365 subscription.All in all, if you’re a fan of the classic Office interface and want to mesh feature-rich note-taking with all your other documents, OneNote is worth spending a little time (and even a bit of cash) on.Try ItSimplenoteFree; Available for iOs, Android, and desktop From keeping track of professional deadlines to putting your personal life in order, a great note-taking app can do wonders for your productivity. The features you want (and how much you’re willing to pay for them) depends largely on what you’ll be using a note-taking app for. To help you sort through all the options, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite note-taking apps and summarized exactly what each one offers, where you can use them, and how much they’ll cost. The best part? Some are free.Zoho NotebookFree; Available for iOs, Android, and desktopIt’s tempting to bury the lede and save our top pick for last, but this app is so damn good we just can’t wait that long to tell you about it. Zoho’s Notebook app is a serious contender for anyone that wants the ability to incorporate visual pizzazz into their note-taking. It uses more of a card-like display than a list view, but it does let you sort your notes into different notebooks for an added layer of organization. The app is available for iOs and Android devices, as well as a desktop version for Mac.The first thing you’re likely to notice with Zoho Notebook is its pure visual appeal. Even if an artsy flair isn’t high on your list of must-haves for a note-taking app, there’s no denying that Zoho has created something genuinely beautiful here. Each notebook is displayed as a literal notebook, a lovely little graphic of a Moleskine-like book, with the ability to select from a range of pre-designed covers. The care that went into creating the cover options is obvious, with geometric designs, quirky illustrations, and holiday options. Once you navigate inside one of your books, you’ll find each individual note displayed as a card. Again, there’s a distinctly artistic feel to the ways in which you can color code your notecards. The list of pre-selected colors is varied, offering a lot more than the typical primary or CMYK colors. There’s also the option of selecting your own color from a color wheel, which allows you to create a completely custom scheme for yourself that can go so far as selecting different shades of the same color for some satisfyingly deep color-coding. Especially considering the app is entirely free, the visual design alone makes it worth a download. Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoorslast_img read more

The GRO SIX Is a 6Wheel PushStyle Travel CarryOn Unlike Any Other

first_imgTravelers aren’t starved for choice when it comes to luggage these days. Ever-dwindling airline baggage allowances have inspired a new generation of better, lighter, and smarter carry-on bags (and even services to allow you to travel with no luggage at all). The market is more flooded now than ever. But, the latest bag from crowdfunded favorite G-RO is something altogether different: A unique, standout design that we’ve never seen before.The SIX is a six-wheel carry-on that pushes like a baby stroller. In contrast to traditional pull-behind or “pull-beside” spinner luggage, it’s a shrewd design move that promises to make moving through airports (and city streets and anywhere else your travels take you) effortless. Together with oversized axle-less wheels and split, ergonomic, 66-degree handles, it’s more comfortable to push through even the largest airports. Designers also made the footprint narrower to make navigating tight airplane aisles easier.The SIX offers all the essential features that travelers expect in a modern carry-on. It eschews the need for a zipper, relying instead on a TSA-compliant lock that works with a single slide lever to secure the bag’s aluminum channel in two places. Unlike many curved bags that focus on style over functionality, the bag features a completely flat top so it can double as a makeshift table or desk on the go. G-RO promises The SIX uses every cubic inch of its maximum-carry-on-sized 22 inches by 14 inches by 9 inches dimensions for packing space or bag components. Over-engineered components — an aluminum chassis and hinges, a tough polycarbonate shell, and bumpers and corner protectors all around — mean it should be the last carry-on you need to buy for a while.G-RO’s first Kitckstarter campaign was the most successful crowdfunded luggage campaign in history. Its debut product attracted $4.7 million before adding $1.3 million the next year. Early investors and adopters included celebrities like Will Smith, will.i.am, Guy Oseary, and Mark Ronson.The SIX, G-RO’s latest campaign, has already proven as successful as its predecessors, having crushed its $125,000 goal in the first few days. The earliest backers can lock in early bird pricing as low as $345 (a full 30% off the expected $495 retail price) on Kickstarter before it launches in December 2019.For your budget, your convenience, and your sanity, there’s never been a better time to travel with only carry-on luggage. Check out our primer on how to pack everything you need, no matter where you’re going or how long you’ll be away, in just the bags you can take with you on the plane. This 3-Pound Rapid Raft Is the World’s Lightest, Most Packable Raft Editors’ Recommendations Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits last_img read more

The Best Podcasts to Listen to On Your Commute

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout The Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best History Podcasts for Learning About Everything From Pirates to Presidents Is there anything more boring than a daily commute? Unless your commute is a straight drive down a gorgeous scenic highway that only you know about, chances are you’ve experienced the dread, frustration, and mind-numbing monotony of the daily commute to the office. Rather than choking back your road rage or memorizing every billboard you pass, why not throw on something to at least soothe your ears? Fewer occasions are better suited for podcasts than commutes, so here our favorite 30-minute-or-less podcasts for your commute.Positiviteeny!Even if you’re lucky enough to head off to your dream job every day, everyone succumbs to the depressing drags of the workday routine occasionally. That’s why we recommend Positiviteeny, the itsy-bitsy podcast dedicated to sending out “messages of hope, support, and inspiration in 10 minutes or less!” Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, your hosts Travis McElroy, Erika Ishii, and Amy Dallan drop a positivity bomb on you. Rather than giving you a list of things to be happy about, the three hosts instead encourage you to find your own positivity as they have quick-but-meaningful conversations about topics like how to deal with goofing up, forgiving others, accepting compliments, practicing self-care, and more. The result is teeny, tiny episodes that act as bright little reminders to live your best life.ListenA Thousand Things to Talk AboutA Thousand Things to Talk About is the perfect droplet of listening for super-short commutes or those last few minutes of your drive. Although episodes are only 1 minute to 4 minutes long, the ideas that host Andrea Parrish drops will stick with you far longer. Every weekday, Parrish succinctly tackles a topic and leaves her listeners with a question to ponder and discuss all day long. Topics are widely varied and can range from ideas that feel strangely ethereal, like dreams or self-knowledge, to topics that seem shallow but become surprisingly deep, like lawns and selling art. The show is quick, interesting, and has a way of making you genuinely reflect even on topics you wouldn’t imagine you’d care to. There are literally hundreds of episodes in the show’s archive, too, so you’ll have conversation-fodder for a long time.ListenUp FirstIf you like to stay in-the-know on current events, Up First needs to be part of your commute routine. Not only does this podcast keep you up to speed on the new every weekday morning, but it also saves you hours of scouring articles or watching cable news by doing it in 10 to 15 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene, and Steve Inskeep, Up First gathers up all the news and serves you the biggest stories “from politics to pop culture” in a super-quick format. Up First is an NPR production, so you know it sounds great, with crystal clear audio and sound clips woven in for a clean, newscast-y feel.ListenBlank on BlankBlank on Blank is an older podcast that dusts off archival audio and shares interviews with a huge variety of figures from history. The show was built around the idea that “writers save interviews recorded while reporting, yet most of them are never heard,” and each episode features previously forgotten interviews with a huge range of historical figures, from entertainers to journalists to explorers and authors. The interview audio is woven seamlessly with modern narration and music that tells a brief story of each interviewee. The show is nothing short of fascinating, as listeners are treated to the thoughts and stories of figures from Hunter S. Thompson to George Washington Carver in their own voices.ListenSong ExploderMusicians and music lovers should be hitting up Song Exploder on the reg regardless, but with episodes that are typically 20 minutes or less, it’s especially great for a commute. Each episode of the show centers around a single song as creator Hrishikesh Hirway invites the artist to discuss how it was created. Artists discuss their inspiration and give a sound-by-sound retelling of how the final song came to be. The show is a natural hit for musicians, but anyone with even a passing interest in music will find themselves engrossed in Song Exploder’s stories of artistic creation.ListenThe Story BehindOn The Story Behind, host Emily Prokop takes quick, deep dives into the history of everyday objects, from the theremin to the smiley face to Play-Doh. Prokop’s narration style is slick and conversational; she manages to pack more information in each episode than seems possible. Episodes run from 5 to 15 minutes, and Prokop’s narration is backed by a varied, unobtrusive soundtrack. What makes The Story Behind unique, however, is the way in which Prokop structures episodes to keep you invested in topics you never would have thought to research yourself, making her short stories of “the extraordinary history of the ordinary” perfect for getting absorbed in on your way to work.ListenIf you burn through all of these, you should check out our favorite podcasts for road trips, our top overall picks for 2019, the best fiction podcasts overall, the greatest history podcasts, a few hilarious comedy podcasts, the best options for work and your workout, a few hilarious comedy podcasts, or The Manual’s own podcast. Need more suggestions? And if you’re new to podcasts, you’ll need one of the top apps for listening.Article originally published February 1, 2019. Last updated to ensure podcast availability. The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work last_img read more

5 Best French Presses for Getting the Most Flavor Out of Any

first_imgThere are a broad range of brewing methods that people use today in the never-ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee. Some of these methods are old, some quite new, but one of the most popular and enduring coffee makers in the world has been around for almost a century: the  venerable French press. The first French press came about in the early 20th century, and in spite of its name, the design was actually patented by an Italian inventor.Aside from modifications like steel mesh filters (the original filters were simple cheesecloth), the basic French press hasn’t really changed much in the decades since its conception. That’s owed to its dead-simple design that works beautifully, particularly for dark-roasted coffee – you’ll often see dark roasts marketed as “French roast” for a reason – and this ingenious and elegant brewing method is now enjoyed by millions of people all around the world.The genius of the French press is that, despite its sheer simplicity, it gives the user complete control over almost the entire brewing process from the temperature of the water to the pouring method and, of course, that ever-important steeping time. Pair it with a good burr grinder for making fresh grounds and you can dial in your perfect home brewing regimen with relative ease. This is vital for developing the right process for different coffees; one roast might benefit from longer steeping, for instance, while another might end up over-extracted with that same steep time.Along with making excellent coffee, the French press is a very versatile device. You can make cold brew coffee as well as hot or cold tea (including loose leaf tea, thanks to the filter plunger) right inside the beaker. A French press can even be used to whip up cocktails, from refreshing iced Moscow mules to hot drinks that are perfect in the fall and winter. This is a must-have tool in anyone’s kitchen arsenal, and there are a million of these things on Amazon – we did say they were very popular – but to make your life a little easier, we’ve rounded up the best ones below. Best overall: Bodum Chambord French pressBodum is a name you’ll see a lot when perusing French presses, as this brand has more or less set the standard for this style of coffee maker. Made in Portugal, the Bodum Chambord features a 34-ounce beaker made of borosilicate glass (a type of glass that resists expansion due to heat, meaning it won’t crack or shatter when hot water is poured into it) with a gorgeous chromed metal lid and frame.The Chambord looks as great as the coffee it makes, and it’s easy to disassemble as the beaker pops right out of the base and the filter plunger comes completely apart for easy cleaning. It’s also a fantastic value for what you get and replacement mesh filters are readily available on the cheap if and when yours starts looking a little frayed. The standard 34-ounce model makes enough coffee for about three normal coffee mugs, but other sizes are available. 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go Editors’ Recommendations $40 from Amazon How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker How to Shave With a Straight Razor Best for travel: Espro travel coffee pressWhether you just want a good cup of French press Java when you’re out and about or you don’t want to be without your favorite brew during your extended trips out of town, a good travel press like this one from Espro has what you need for your on-the-go coffee fix. This handy travel French press can make 10 ounces of coffee with the plunger installed, or it can hold 15 ounces of liquid if you ditch the filter and just use it as a regular travel mug.Fine grounds, or “fines,” aren’t a huge problem with a normal French press, as they’ll usually settle to the bottom of the beaker or your cup, allowing you to avoid drinking them. This is a luxury you obviously don’t have when you’re drinking right from the press, and what we really like about the Espro is its dual micro-filter that does a superb job of keeping those gritty fines out of your drink (and your mouth). It’s double-walled stainless steel body also keeps whatever you’re drinking nicely insulated. Best all-stainless: Frieling stainless steel French pressFor those who prefer to ditch the glass and plastic altogether, the Frieling French press is an excellent all-stainless upgrade pick. By “all-stainless,” we mean all-stainless – there is not one piece of plastic on this thing (even the chromed Bodum Chambord has plastic parts on the lid and plunger). Its double-walled body is crafted entirely of 18/10 stainless steel, as is its dual-layered filter that keeps both grounds and fine sediment sludge out of your coffee.Another advantage of this double-walled stainless steel is that it’s a much better insulator than glass, so it will retain the heat or coldness of its contents for considerably longer, not unlike a thermos (it’s not air-tight, though, so don’t try throwing it in your bag). It’s a little pricey at almost $100, but if you want an all-metal French press that will almost certainly never break, then the Frieling USA will keep you sipping coffee happily for a long, long time.center_img Best value: Bodum Brazil French pressIf “form follows function” is your philosophy, then the Bodum Brazil offers the same coffee-making capabilities as the Chambord minus the elegant chrome styling. The Brazil’s beaker, plunger, and filter are identical to that of Chambord French press, but the lid, base, and handle are all plastic. If that doesn’t bother you, then for less than 20 bucks, the Bodum Brazil is by far the best value you’re going to find in a French press. And, like most Bodum presses, it’s made in Portugal.Since the French press is so versatile, you might even consider grabbing a Bodum Brazil as a cheap backup if you frequently find yourself pushing your favorite press into service for making things like cold brew coffee, tea, and cocktails along with your regular cup of morning joe. There is also an alternate version of the Brazil with a different handle shape; the two Brazil models are almost identical aside from the styling of the plastic parts, though, so pick whichever you prefer. Best for camping: Stanley Cook & Brew setCoffee is one of those simple pleasures that become immeasurably more satisfying when enjoyed on a crisp morning out in the wilderness, but you don’t need to settle for the mediocrity of instant coffee when you’re away from the comforts of civilization. Percolators and pour-over coffee makers are popular ways for campers to make Java on the trail, but if nothing beats a French press for your cup of morning glory, then the Stanley Cook & Brew set lets you enjoy your favorite roast just about anywhere.The Cook & Brew set is more than a French press: Its double-walled 18/8 stainless steel body can sit right over an open flame or other heat source by itself for cooking food and boiling water. Rather than a standard plunger (which might be too delicate for the field), the Stanley Cook & Brew features a heavy-duty melt-resistant nesting filter system which you press down into the steel “canteen” to push the grounds to the bottom – just like a French press. No external filters, pour-over devices, or anything else required. $30 from Amazon $96 from Amazon $19 from Amazon $36 from Amazon Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Menlast_img read more

You can Talk with Characters Totally Unique Kochimusu Anime

first_imgOn March 24th, a new animation program “This is Musumejima high school broadcasting club(こちら娘島高等学校ほーそお部)” ,also known as “Kochi-musu(こちむす)” had its first episode on air. This Anime has adopted a leading technology of real-time communication between the viewers and characters.”Live Communicating Animation” uses motion capture and visual analysis technology, enabling the live actors to manipulate their avatars on screen. In short, the motion of the actors are directly applied into Animation characters.We can even have conversations with them while watching the Anime!The short movie below briefly shows you what “Live Communicating Animation” is (English subbed).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZHD2XVQ97wDreamy time of talking with cute Anime characters… but you cannot record the program. It only can be watched real time every Monday from 21:00 to 21:30 (Japan Standard Time).It surely is suggesting a totally new way to enjoy animation works.What is “Showroom”?”Kochi-musu” anime is on air every Monday from 21:00 to 21:30, at “Showroom” web broadcasting service by DeNA. “Showroom” is a live-broadcasting service where you can watch live performance by idol and various performers in digital screen set like a stage.It is suitable for watching from browsers, iOS, and Android.Two Girls Aiming to be Idols”Kochi-musu”‘s  story is all about two girls “Asuna Shirasu(白洲あすな)” and “Kanade Enomoto(榎本かなで)”. The 16-years-old girls both live in a small island “Musume-jima(娘島)” from “Ogasawara Islands(Group of islands located south of Japan mainland/小笠原諸島)”. This island only has population of 4500.From her childhood, Kanade always worked in Tokyo to make her dream come true; becoming an idol. She moved to this “Musume-jima” where she met Asuna, the daughter of mayor. Asuna also desired to be an idol like Kanade. Tho two begin their pirate broadcasting at “Showroom” in aim of becoming the top-level idol.The actress for Kanade Enomoto is Misako Tomioka(冨岡美沙子), who also acted as Maria Himesato(姫里マリア) from Animation series “AIKATSU!-Idol Activities!-(アイカツ!-アイドルカツドウ!-)”. Asuna Shirasu is acted by Arisa Kiyoto(清都ありさ), who did Satori Miwa(美輪沙斗理)from “Superspeed Transformation Gyrozetter(超速変形ジャイロゼッター)”.Feel the new possibility of animation from high-technology and attractive casts!Information”This is Musumejima high school broadcasting club”Date: Every Monday 21:00~21:30Channel: Showroom (broadcasted by DeNA)Official HP:http://musumejima.comShowroom “This is Musumejima high school broadcasting club” Channel:https://www.showroom-live.com/musumejimaOfficial Twitter:https://twitter.com/KOCHI_MUSUStaffExecutive Producer: Ryota Ichioka(一岡 亮大)Technical Supervisor/Co-Producer: Michihiko Nishiyama(西山 理彦)Floor Director/Assistant Producer: Yoshimaru Teruya(照屋 義丸)Unity Developer: Kazuki Kobara(小原 一樹)Art Direction/Character Design: Hiroshi Komazaki(駒崎 弘)Background Design: Ryo Yaoita(八百板 亮)Production Manager: Ayumi Goto(後藤 あゆみ)CastKanade Enomoto: Misako Tomioka (Maria Himesato from “AIKATSU!-Idol Activity!-“)Asuna Shirasu: Arisa Kiyoto (Satori Miwa from “Superspeed Transformation Gyrozetter”)©2014 MUGENUP inc. / DeNA Co.,Ltd.last_img read more

JEFFREY GURIANS JUST FOR LAUGHS RECAP 2017

first_imgAdvertisement Every year when I get ready to go to Montreal I wonder how long it is that I’ve been going. This year I found actual proof that I’ve been going for more than 25 years because I actually found my “VIP” pass from 1992, and I know it wasn’t the first year I went. The festival was only 10 years old and the pass was laminated but my name was written in marker and the pass was on a string. A plain white string. I brought it with me to show Paul Ronca, whose official title reads, “Director of Industry and Special Events Programming”. He’s the guy who works tirelessly to make sure that everything comes off right.So during the festival I get into the elevator and who’s in there but Maureen Taran, currently an executive with truTV, just upped to the position of VP of Talent, but in those days was working at the festival in logistics. I show her the pass and she’s like, “Jeffrey, that’s my handwriting. I wrote out that pass for you in 1992, 25 years ago.” And she couldn’t believe it was on a string and that “Victor” the JFL gremlin’s logo was colored in green on my pass which meant something special. She actually remembered doing it but she couldn’t recall what it was. It was really amazing that of all people I happened to show it to her and she remembered writing it so long ago.Since that time literally millions of jokes have been told at JFL, and I was there to hear a lot of them. This festival was the 35th and somehow magically seems to get bigger every year. My main focus besides seeing as many shows as I could, was covering the two main red carpet events, one for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, where I hoped to interview Kevin, and the other was the JFL Awards honoring Trevor Noah as the Comedy Person of the Year, Kenya Barris as the Comedy Writer of the Year, Ali Wong as the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year, Mike Birbiglia as the Stand-Up Comedian of the Year, Craig Ferguson getting the Alumni Tribute an award created just for him, and to me the biggest was Jim Carrey receiving the Generation Award being presented to him by no less than Judd Apatow, now not only the King of Hollywood but also the King of cable TV. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement It would be impossible to describe my time there in chronological order so I’m going to present some of the highlights in no particular order. It starts at the airport coming and going. Going up was with the APA team and Rick Glassman. Coming home it was Corinne Fisher, and Krystyna Hutchinson, New Face star Blair Socci, and Nathan Macintosh with Aaron Berg. Funny story about Aaron. I’m just about to sign in for the Kevin Hart red carpet. The woman asks me my name and before I get a chance to answer, literally at that very second, Aaron comes down the street with Annie Lederman yelling out at the top of his voice, “Is that Jeffrey Gurian? Look Annie it’s Jeffrey Gurian!” and the woman from the PR company says, “Well I guess you’re Jeffrey Gurian,” and signs me right in. The timing couldn’t have been better!”It was the David Spade Gala watching Godfrey, Sarah Tiana, the Lucas Brothers and Jeffrey Ross kill it for the cameras. Then it was the Colin Jost/Michael Che Gala for TV where they came out to a high-energy standing ovation which seemed to shock them both by its intensity. It’s obvious they have so much fun performing together and evidenced by their opening. They not only co-host Weekend Update but are also really good friends, and we all hung out to celebrate at the hotel lobby bar afterwards long into the night. Phil Hanley crushed on that show as did Lil Rel, Jim Norton and Steve Byrne who Colin said was the first comic to ever take him on the road and to whom he was very grateful.I was hanging with Big Jay Oakerson at his What’s Your Fucking Deal show, and seeing Kevin Hart hold court at a security sectioned-off site in the lobby with Russell Peters, Bryan Callen, Sherrod Small, Tony Rock, and whoever else was let past the watchful eye of Kevin’s security. He’s always well protected wherever he goes, and before I even saw Kevin just seeing a section of the lobby cordoned off I kind of knew it would be Kevin. When he came over to greet me I told him I’d be seeing him the next day on the red carpet.I attended the press junket for CNN’s History of Comedy docu-series which is a gift to all true fans of comedy and got to videotape an interview with W. Kamau Bell a frequent guest on the show along with Mark Herzog one of the Executive Producers.It was Andy Kindler’s annual State of the Industry speech which he told me he’s been doing for 22 years, which followed directly after the JFL Awards show and the Guys We Fucked Live Experience with my girls Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson who had a sold out show at the Maison Theatre, which had to have held at least 500 people. In their prank call section of the show, they called a guy who does gay porn for money but claims to be straight, to get even with him for breaking up with a girl who had sex with him raw, and after offering him a gay porn gig got him to admit he was gay on the phone. In the airport on the way home, the girls told me they thought it was their best prank call ever.It was Comedy 101’s late night show sponsored by The Interrobang hosted by Ron Bennington and Gail Bennington with judges Jim Norton, Jimmy Schubert, and Dan Soder plus surprise judge Tommy Johnagin. Comedy 101’s been killing it at shows in NY, and it’s basically new comics coming up and being judged kindly and sometimes not so kindly by highly experienced comics.It was the Comedy Central party in the hotel lobby that went on till about 4 A.M. and unlike me I stayed till the end, and it was also the exclusive Funny or Die party in what they call “The Esplanade” of the Place Des Artes, a HUGE space that was taken up by thousands of comedians and their guests eating poutine and drinking their heads off while dancing to really cool music provided by a D.J. who was spinning till 3 A.M., at which time I left with Annie Lederman and Jeffrey Ross to head over to the after-party. On the way over we had a conversation about energy, healing, and TMJ problems, and Jeffrey told me about his next special he just shot for Comedy Central on immigration. Annie, who often opens for Jim Norton, told me about her first feature film coming out soon called “The Long Dumb Road” in which she plays Ron “Office Space” Livingston’s wife. Jason Mantzoukas is also in it and it was written by her friend Hanna Fidell. When I finally dragged myself out at 4:30 A.M. it was still going strong with Yamaneika Saunders and Calise Hawkins holding it down on the dance floor. It wasn’t till I got home and looked at my photos that I saw that the photo I took with Annie was photo bombed by Michael Che.It was the Superior Donuts cast panel in the Grand Salon room of the Hyatt, where I got to congratulate my old friend Jermaine Fowler on not only co-starring in his role as Franco, but also on being an Executive Producer of the show. Seeing Judd Hirsch and Katey Sagal there was also very special as was Judd’s take on working with Andy Kaufman, who he said was very hard to get to know. He showed up for a few days as Tony Clifton, and was late and uncooperative to the point where they had to fire Tony Clifton and someone had to call Andy to tell Tony he was being fired. Judd also told of the first time he met Jermaine at a table read and had to ask, “ Who the heck are you?” Jermaine is always, and has always been very humble and seems to be handling his stardom very well.I was hanging out with Noam Dworman and George Buchalter, partners in The Comedy Cellar when I felt someone come up behind me and embrace me, and it turned out to be Paul Provenzawho was up there doing both of his shows Set List and The Green Room. Paul and I got to spend some meaningful time together on our way home from Comedy 101 and while sharing a donut and ice tea, ( his treat!), he said I was probably one of his oldest friends in comedy. We met on a radio show hosted by Jackie Mason back in the early 80’s. Jackie was filling in for Bob Grant and Paul was starring in a play called “Only Kidding” at the time. Paul had chipped a tooth on stage and Jackie suggested he come to me to get it fixed. Paul said, “Why would I go to a comedy writer to get my tooth fixed” and after I fixed it for him he understood why, and went back on stage with a perfectly bonded tooth!It was the Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here panel the night before the JFL Awards red carpet where I went specifically to see Jim Carrey and the other stars of the show. It’s very rare to see a star of Jim Carrey’s caliber anywhere but JFL gets them the way it did this year with Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Hart. But I’ve been watching and enjoying the show and wanted to see Michael Angarano, Erik Griffin and Andrew Santino all of whom I had the chance to meet and talk to at the Funny or Die party. That was really a highlight for me. There’s something special about watching someone on TV and feeling you know them and like them and then getting to meet them in person.Andrew Santino and I discussed how hard it is for him to play Bill Hobbs, such a detestable character on the show and how he has to work hard not to bring that energy home with him to his wife at the end of the day. He said he learned for the first time how hard it is to not take home work, and that he had to learn to center himself to get rid of that negative energy. It’s a true testament to his talent that he can play someone so unlike himself. It was very special for me to have such an in depth conversation with someone in the midst of a crazy party. That doesn’t happen often. He’s a really spiritual guy! Very special!And Erik Griffin who plays Ralph, is such a strong presence on the show and told me about his new special “The Ugly Truth” which debuted on July 7th and was the highest rated special on Showtime. And Michael Angarano who plays new comic Eddie Zeidel told me about his friendship with his on-screen pal Clark Duke who plays Ron Shack. He said his part felt comfortable from the very beginning and that he and Clark were best friends when they were 7 years old. Then they hadn’t seen each other for a long time, and then just by coincidence both were cast in the show and met up again at a table read. Michael’s been acting since he was 6 and did a pilot with co-star Ari Graynor when they were both 9 years old. He also did a film with Melissa Leo when he was 15 and another one in which she “roofied” him and seduced him.During the panel Jim discussed going on stage for the first time at 15 at Yuk Yuks and tried imitating people on the Carol Burnett Show, bombing so badly he didn’t try again for two years. he said when he came back at 17 he did much better and when he went home where he lived with his parents he started getting perfumed letters from fans with lipstick on them and then his parents understood why he said he had such a good time. He made a lot of crazy Jim Carrey faces and was very physical in his answers. He told some really fun stories about sharing a joint with Richard Pryor, and his interactions with a young Sam Kinison.I was at the HBO’s Vice Principals cast moderated by the never tired Ron Bennington, with Danny McBride, Walton Goggins, Georgia King, Edi Patterson, and Kimberly Hebert Gregoryalong with the producers. I’m a fan of Walton’s and Danny from his Eastbound and Down days, but had never seen the show. The panel was so interesting that when I got home from Montreal last night as tired as I was I watched two episodes. Can’t wait to watch the rest.I was at the outdoor presentation of Josh Adam Meyers’ Goddamn Comedy Jam. I don’t know how he keeps his voice intact with all the yelling he does on stage but he’s amazing. They did the show in a few different venues but I wanted to see it on the outdoor stage which was incredible. Great performances by Dulce Sloan, Sasheer Zamata, Big Jay Oakerson, Adam Ray and Erik Griffin, and then me and the Bennington crew hung out in the street just chilling till late. They said they saw me at Godamn Comedy Jam and tried to call out to me but I didn’t hear them over the noise.It was running into Kurt Braunohler and his wife Lauren Cook in the elevator on their way to do their podcast Wedlock, which they just started in April available on Audible, and it was running into Donnell Rawlings just after he crushed on Jane Krakowski’s gala who told me he’ll be opening for Dave Chappelle in 10 out of his 15 shows at Radio City starting August 1.I’d have to say the most special part to me was the JFL Awards red carpet and show that followed where I got to interview just about all the award recipients and the presenters. Natasha Leggeropresented to Kenya Barris and was followed on the red carpet by her husband Moshe Kasher, Alonzo Bodden who was the host kept up a running gag throughout the show asking each person to keep him in mind if they needed a character to play a security guard, and he made it work, Jay Baruchel who presented the award to Craig Ferguson and who told me he gave himself the mohawk haircut he was sporting, W. Kamau Bell who presented to Ali Wong, Jimmy Carr who presented to Mike Birbiglia, Jeff Ross who presented to Trevor Noah, and Judd Apatow who presented to Jim Carrey.Mike Birbiglia said of Jimmy Carr, “he always looks like he’s dressed to give an award.” and then said he was always promised a TV deal which he never got, and it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him.Judd Apatow had great stories in his intro of Jim Carrey. As a young comedy writer he used to write sketches for Jim for “In Living Color” in hopes of Jim getting more screen time and although he wasn’t considered part of the show Jim paid him 5G’s out of his own pocket to write for him. Judd introduced Jim to his fiirst manager Jimmy Miller, and told the story of Jim being bumped at The Store by Sam Kinison and Dice and then stayed on stage for two hours improvising where he created the character of Fire Marshal Bill. When Ace Ventura was about to come out, Judd asked Jim if there were any scenes grounded in reality and Jim said there weren’t. He said, “I will either be the biggest star in the world or I will never work again.” It was a great intro.In Trevor Noah’s acceptance speech he referenced Jim Carrey and thanked him for talking about Depression. He said “ Comedians don’t win unless you get to the end without comitting suicide.” Trevor is so grateful for his success and reminisced about growing up so poor he didn’t even have a flushing toilet. He gave me a wonderful personal interview on the red carpet.So the next day, it was literally thrilling for me to have the opportunity to interview Jim Carrey on the red carpet. The night before during the Showtime panel someone asked him if he would ever return to doing stand-up, and he said something to the effect of “No, not for now. There’s no more Jim Carrey to sell. I don’t really think of myself as a person!” and he left it at that. It really struck me and I made a note to ask him about that if I got to speak to him on the red carpet. So on the red carpet, I saw him coming towards me and felt really excited, remembering iconic performances in things likeThe Mask and Man In The Moon where he played Andy Kaufman. He was very gracious with everyone he spoke to on the red carpet. Many times stars of his magnitude skip the carpet but with Jim I think he did it out of kindness but also out of respect for his cast on the show. When he got to me, we talked about comedy in the 70’s and 80’s when he started and he told me he had actually performed in the NY clubs as well in The Improv, at Catch and The Comic Strip. And when I asked him about there being no more Jim Carrey to sell he explained in in existential terms. He said ,” we spend our whole lives trying to invent ourselves and figure out what this is, and it’s just a collection of abstract ideas, your ethnicity, your nationality, … all that stuff are just ideas”, and I totaly got what he meant. I said to him, “ You mean the only reason you’re Jim Carrey is because your parents told you you were. Like my parents told me I’m Jeffrey Gurian and I believed them.” And that’s when he said to me, “ “ Right, and Jeffrey means ‘Go eat ‘em up’, … ‘Jeffrey means, “Make us look good!” He may never remember it, but It was truly a special moment for me. You’ll be able to see it all very soon on my Comedy Matters TV You TUbe channel!And on that note, … I’m OUT!!!Jeffrey Gurian is a comedian, writer and all around bon vivant in New York City. Subscribe to his YouTube channel, Comedy Matters TV.last_img read more

Moroccan Nawal El Moutawakel Receives Frances Highest Honour

Paris – French president Francois Hollande bestowed, here Wednesday, France’s highest award, the Legion of Honour, to former Moroccan athlete and Olympic champion Nawal El Moutawakel.This award is in recognition of the strong ties between France and Morocco, and reflects the bonds of friendship between King Mohammed VI and the French president, former Olympic champion in 400m hurdles in Los Angeles in 1984 said.El Moutawakel also expressed her condolences to France and the families of the three French athletes, Florence Arthaud, Camille Muffat and Alexis Vastine, victims of the helicopters’ collision in Argentina. read more

Moroccan Schoolgirl Prevented From Entering School Over Short Skirt

Abdelbaar Mounadi IdrissiRabat – A young Moroccan schoolgirl was prevented from entering the class room because she was wearing a skirt deemed as “very short” by her school, according to Telquel.Less than four months after the famous trial of the two girls in Inzeggane for their “immoral” short skirts, which stirred a heated debate a in, another scandal has broken out in Oulad Taima, a small city near Taroudant and not too far from the site of the “skirt trial”, Inzeggane. An 11-year-old student was prevented from coming to class and was confined for many hours in the administration office by the school headmaster for wearing “a very short uniform”.The father of the girl wrote on his Facebook page that the administration of the school is “ISISized”, meaning that the administration is following the rules of ISIS.“The incident took place on Saturday, October 25, when my daughter, who does not know the law of the school, was prevented from attending a class in arts because of her alleged unsuitable uniform, while it is not true,” the young student’s father said according to the same source.The father said that the school’s administration threatened to see him after he described it as “islamist.”“I received threats from the school administration. They wanted to sue me for describing them as ‘fellows of ISIS’ on my Facebook page.”According to the same source, the school headmaster makes female students wear uniforms that cover their knees, after receiving a correspondence from the Ministry of National Education that increased the autonomy of school authorities, permitting them to decide many of their own rules.The Provincial Delegate of the Ministry of National Education in Taroudant, Ibrahim Aderdar, promised in an interview with Assabah newspaper that they will conduct an administrative investigation to shed light on what happened.Edited by Timothy Filla. Picture credit: Rachid Tniouni read more

Cuba calls for UN reform to prevent possible military attack against Iran

27 September 2010Cuba today called for radical United Nations reform and a strengthening of the General Assembly to confront current challenges that include the threat of “powerful and influential forces” in the United States and Israel paving the way to launch a military attack on Iran. “The Security Council, on its part, possibly under the illusion of preventing it, moves on to adopt sanctions against that country which, together with the unilateral sanctions illegally imposed by a group of States, are seeking to suffocate the Iranian economy,” Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla told the General Assembly’s annual session.He dubbed a recent report by UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano, which faulted Iran over the availability of information about its nuclear programme as “politically biased”, saying it had increased tensions and created the pretexts for a war escalation.“This threat is too serious to trust the capacity of the Security Council, where the country that bears the highest responsibility for the crisis has relied on its ability to impose on others its own designs,” he declared.The wars against Iraq and Afghanistan show that neither one nor a few governments can be entrusted with deciding when all diplomatic steps to prevent a war have been exhausted, “when the death of hundreds of thousands or millions of persons and the destabilization of a big region in the planet or in all of it will be inevitable,” he said.“The United Nations should be radically reformed and the faculties of this General Assembly should be reinstated. It is indispensable to found the Security Council anew. It is necessary to reiterate that the United Nations Secretary-General and all other international agencies high officials, including the IAEA, have a duty with all member States, expressed in clear mandates and adopted in conformity with the UN Charter and the rules of procedure.”Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos Lopez also called for UN reform during his address to the Assembly.“We generally need more decisive action which affirms multilateralism as the new paradigm – à form of multilateralism that listens to the voices of the peoples who are living in extreme poverty and underdevelopment, that really and effectively democratizes the world order broadly beginning with this Organization, including its Security Council and the whole of the United Nations System,” he said.The Foreign Minister stressed re-establishing the “representational and democratic rights” of the 192 Member States. read more

Budget report sees smallest deficits of Obama presidency dangerous shortfalls in later

WASHINGTON – An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s tenure, Congress’ nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending, the analysts also warned that perilously high shortfalls will roar back unless lawmakers act.Two weeks before Congress returns from recess, the Congressional Budget Office said it expects this year’s federal deficit to fall to $426 billion. That’s $60 billion less than it expected in March, thanks to greater-than-expected individual and corporate income tax collections, and less than a third of the record $1.4 trillion gap of 2009 as the government tried fighting off the Great Recession.White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Congress should prevent cuts in agency budgets and fund highways and other projects, saying, “We need to stay focused on this route and avoid self-inflicted wounds” like a government shutdown.Annual deficits should fall to $414 billion next year before an aging population and swelling health care costs ignite shortfalls that should sail past $1 trillion in 2025, the budget office said. That would push the government’s accumulated debt that year to $21 trillion, or 77 per cent the size of the country’s economy, threatening higher interest rates, surging government debt costs and other problems.“That’s 77 per cent and growing,” budget office director Keith Hall told reporters. “This is an unsustainable path here for federal debt.”Republicans said the report underscored the need to curb spending. Congress has already approved a blueprint claiming a balanced budget in a decade by squeezing savings from Medicare and Medicaid, and they want to retain caps on agency spending enacted in a 2011 budget deal.“Without control over spending, our nation will lose control over its own future,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga.Democrats say such cuts are unneeded. Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, top Democrat on the budget panel, said lawmakers should make “necessary investments” in education and other programs and said “serious negotiations” will be needed to avoid a government shutdown this fall.Though GOP leaders have said they won’t let the budget clash spark a government closure as the 2016 elections approach, they may have a tough time winning conservative votes to pass needed spending bills.One major complication is conservatives’ demands to halt federal spending on Planned Parenthood, whose officials were secretly captured in videos describing how they provide medical researchers with fetal tissue. Blocking that money would lead to likely clashes with Democrats and Obama.The budget office lowered its projection for 2015 economic growth to a modest 2.3 per cent, down from its 2.8 per cent forecast in January and reflecting a weak first quarter. It projected that growth will return to around 3 per cent annually in 2016 and 2017 before dipping again.Those numbers, locked in last month, did not reflect the steep world financial market drops of recent days. Hall said those reductions hadn’t yet weakened the world’s economy, adding, “I don’t feel too worried about it.”This year’s $426 billion projected deficit would be the smallest since the $161 billion budget gap of 2007. The fiscal year runs through Sept. 30.The analysis also said that though the government has reached its legal borrowing limit, this year’s unexpected extra revenue means the Treasury Department should be able to use accounting manoeuvrs to free up cash and avoid breaching that ceiling until mid-November or early December.Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress last month that he can use bookkeeping moves to prevent exceeding the borrowing limit until late October or early November. Those include temporarily taking cash from certain federal pension funds.Congress often tries using the debt limit fight as leverage with the White House. Wary of angering voters, GOP leaders want to avoid an unprecedented federal default, which could result should the parties deadlock.Hall also contradicted what has been dogma for some Republicans, saying, “The evidence is that tax cuts do not pay for themselves.” Hall was appointed by GOP leaders.Some Republicans say tax cuts generate economic growth that produces new revenue and outweighs the money the government loses by cutting taxes. That is contested by Democrats and many economists. by Alan Fram, The Associated Press Posted Aug 25, 2015 8:22 am MDT Last Updated Aug 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – I this Oct. 2, 2009 file photo, Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Congress’ official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year’s federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack Obama’s presidency. But the annual summertime update by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also contained words of warning. It cautioned that without action by lawmakers, annual federal deficits will surge upward again later this decade and spike back above $1 trillion in 2025. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Budget report sees smallest deficits of Obama presidency, dangerous shortfalls in later years read more

Civilians continue to pay highest price in Ukraine conflict with peace prospects

“More than 3,300 civilians have been killed, and up to 9,000 injured since the conflict began in 2014,” Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told Council Members, adding that 1.5 million have been internally displaced.In 2019, she said, 3.5 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection services, “many of whom are elderly, women and children”.The impact of the conflict has destroyed livelihoods, exhausted limited resources and damaged infrastructure, “compounding people’s struggle”.“The parties to the conflict must take all feasible precautions to avoid, and in any event minimize, civilian harm” she stressed. “International humanitarian law must be upheld to protect civilians and critical civilian infrastructure, at all times, everywhere and by all parties”.Ms. Mueller painted a picture along the contact line which divides Government forces from separatist militia, of “shelling, sniper-fire and landmines” constituting “a daily reality for millions.”“We have not forgotten you. We will continue to do everything we can to alleviate your daily suffering, and to call for lasting peace”, she said, concluding her briefing on the humanitarian situation.‘Largely unimplemented’ Minsk Agreements Miroslav Jenca, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas for the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine., by UN Photo/Cia Pak Briefing on the latest moves towards implementing the only “agreed framework” for halting the guns in eastern Ukraine, known as the Minsk Agreements, Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, told the Council that “negotiations appear to have lost momentum, with the main stakeholders either unable and, or unwilling to reach an agreement on the key steps forward or being distracted from focusing on the implementation of agreed steps”.The February 2015 Minsk Agreements, agreed by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, set out the necessary steps to restore peace to Eastern Ukraine.Mr. Jenka recalled the Council’s June 2018 Presidential statement unanimously reaffirming the centrality of the Minsk Agreements, noting that it remains, four years later, “largely unimplemented”.Emphasizing the stalled progress, he called on all parties to “fully implement the Measures, including a much-needed comprehensive and lasting ceasefire”.As consistently highlighted over the past years, the conflict in eastern Ukraine is “neither dormant, nor frozen” said Mr. Jenča, but it “continues to claim victims”.Pointing out that another round of discussions will be taking place in the capital of Belarus this week convened by the Trilateral Contact Group – representatives from Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – he spelled out “the UN’s sincere hope and expectation” for tangible outcomes.“There is an urgent need to agree on the additional measures that would make the ceasefire sustainable and irreversible”, Mr. Jenča emphasized.He said that the parties’ withdrawal of heavy weapons from populated areas, disengagement of forces and protection of critical civilian infrastructure needed to be a “priority”.“Over half a million people are living within five kilometres of the contact line and they are the most exposed to periodic shelling, gunfire, landmines and unexploded ordnance” he said, adding that the area around the contact line remains “among the most mine-contaminated areas in the world”.Noting that the conflict will soon be entering its sixth year, he called it “an active threat to international peace and security”.“The conflict in Ukraine is first and foremost tragically affecting the Ukrainian people” he said, but it also “continues to test the credibility of international and regional organizations”.He urged Member States to work together in the interest of regional stability. “We urge all parties to demonstrate the necessary political will to ensure the earliest possible end to the conflict and help bring about peace and stability in all of Ukraine”, concluded Mr. Jenča.Speaking via video conference from Minsk, Belarus, Martin Sajdik Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE cited some positive developments, including water deliveries and infrastructure repairs; and encouraging efforts in maintaining mobile communications, telecommunications, which are “especially vital for the elderly to receive pensions in government-controlled territory”. read more

Mens basketball preview Ohio State versus Fairleigh Dickinson

OSu freshman center Micah Potter grabs a rebound against Navy on Nov. 11, 2016. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team will look to get back on track this Saturday as they take on Fairleigh Dickinson at the Schottenstein Center.The Buckeyes are coming off a tough fought match in which they fell to No. 6 Virginia, losing by a final score of 63-61, in a game in which they once held a 16-point lead.“Obviously we were disappointed that we lost and in the way that we lost,” said sophomore guard C.J. Jackson. “I feel like we are encouraged as a team and we know how much better that game made us and how much closer we got. We connected more than we have ever since I been here and it was good to see.”The biggest issue OSU faced in the game was turnovers. The Scarlet and Gray turned the ball over 20 times compared to the Cavaliers 10. There was also a big discrepancy when it came to fouls, with the Buckeyes committing 20 to Virginia’s 11.“With the turnovers we had the other night, we have to play smarter,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. “I don’t want guys to not take risks but they have to be more calculated. When you have 20 turnovers and you shoot 50 percent, I am trying to explain to these guys that it is problematic.”OSU will hope to correct these issues as they take on Fairleigh Dickinson.The Knights enter the game with a 2-4 record. They are currently riding a two-game losing streak, coming up short against both Saint Peter’s and Army.Fairleigh Dickinson is led by guard Darian Anderson. The junior out of Washington, DC is averaging 19.7 points per game on 54 percent shooting. Anderson also leads his team in steals, averaging 1.7 a game.The Knights also receive valuable play from their big man, forward Mike Holloway. The 6-foot-7 sophomore is averaging 14.7 points per game and six boards.“We are going to see a team that is going to try and push the basketball,” Matta said. “We are going to see a ton of ball screens. We are going to see handoffs. They are going to change up defenses and press a little bit. It will be a good gauge to see how we take care of the basketball.”Despite the loss in their last time out, the Buckeyes did have some positives that they hope will give them something to build off of moving forward.“It just shows how good we really are right now and how much better we could become,” said freshman center Micah Potter. “We were down a starter, we had some silly mistakes and just didn’t execute our offense. If we can get it to where we can execute the entire game and play Ohio State basketball the entire game we will be really good. We can compete with anyone in the country.” read more

LeBron Is Tired The Rockets May Soon Be Too

By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Embed Code Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Thursday’s show (May 24, 2018), Neil, Kyle and Chris discuss the conference finals yet again. Just how magical is Boston’s home-court advantage? Just how tired is LeBron James? Is the Rockets’ bench too thin for the starters to stay fresh? And what’s with Kevin Durant’s shot selection?The crew also talks about how the NFL’s new national anthem policy differs from the NBA’s in fewer ways than you might think.The Lab will be back with another episode next week. In the meantime, keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, which are updated after every game. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

Pictures The best images from todays London Marathon

first_img A flurry of runners at the beginning of the marathon Source: Steven Paston PA Wire/PA Images Runners making their way over the iconic Tower Bridge Source: Andrew Matthews PA Wire/PA Images Crowds on Tower Bridge Source: Steven Paston PA Wire/PA Images The Tower of London and the Shard in the background Source: Steven Paston PA Wire/PA Images Runners circling the Cutty Sark ship in Greenwich Source: Chris Radburn PA Wire/PA ImagesFancy Dress Rule one of running a marathon? Wear comfortable shoes Source: Steven_Paston Is this a receipt? We think it is… Source: Steven Paston PA Wire/PA Images Source: Adam Davy PA Wire/PA Images Sources say Mrs Potato Head streaked away and finished far earlier than her husband did. Source: Adam Davy PA Wire/PA ImagesWheelchair Race Source: Adam Davy PA Wire/PA Images David Weir winning the men’s wheelchair race Source: Yui Mok PA Wire/PA Images David Weir taking the lead in a close men’s race Source: Yui Mok PA Wire/PA Images Manuela Schar coming home in first place in the women’s wheelchair race Source: Yui Mok PA Wire/PA ImagesMen’s race Daniel Wanjiru winning the men’s race Source: Tim Ireland AP/PA Images The top three men to finish the race. Daniel Wanjiru came home in 2:05:56 Source: Tim Ireland/PA ImagesRead: Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across AustraliaRead: Jeremy Corbyn vows to introduce four new public holidays in UK 4 Comments Short URL TODAY, THE 37TH London Marathon took place.Over 40,000 runners signed up for the gruelling 26.2 mile run.Mary Keitany of Kenya was the first woman to cross the line, and managed to break a world record for the women’s-only marathon in the process.Her time of 2:17:01 was 41 seconds quicker than the time that UK Olympian Paula Radcliffe achieved in the same race in 2005.In the men’s race, Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru won in a time of 2:05:56.There were a few familiar faces among the crowds of runners and supporters, as well as a few more colourfully-dressed competitors.Here are some of the best images captured at today’s London Marathon:Royal Seal Princes Harry and William cheering (?) on runners in Blackheath Source: Chris Radburn PA Wire/PA Images Cheeky Source: Adam Davy PA Wire/PA Images Source: Luke McGregor AP/PA ImagesWomen’s race Buckingham Palace the backdrop as Keitany runs to the finish Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images Keitany after crossing the finish line Source: Yui MokThe rest of the pack Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 23rd 2017, 1:55 PM http://jrnl.ie/3354105 center_img 30,984 Views By Sean Murray Sunday 23 Apr 2017, 1:55 PM Pictures: The best images from today’s London Marathon More than 40,000 registered to run the 26.2 mile trek through the UK capital. Share Tweet Email last_img read more

HAPPENING NOW Oseta Jolly Primary hosts Boys Day

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Over 50 boys are gathered at the Gustavas Lightbourne Sports Complex, listening enthusiastically to the topical discussions intended to keep our boys on the right path and to present them with the tools to do just that.The event is being co moderated by Mr Darron Hilaire, Flow Marketing Exec, & Governors Appt Member, Hon. Temard Butterfield.  Among the speakers for today’s session, Pastor Pedro Williams, Mr Kenrick Walters, Mr Darius Coakley, Mr K B Ellington, and Mr Kem Gardiner.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Australia moves to protect universities from foreign

first_imgSYDNEY: Australia moved to counter foreign interference at its universities Wednesday, establishing a task force to help protect sensitive research, cyber defences and free speech. With concern growing about China’s clout on campuses Down Under, education minister Dan Tehan announced more intensive consultation between schools and government officials — including spy agencies. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us The group will focus on bolstering cyber defences, protecting sensitive intellectual property and making sure collaboration with foreign individuals or organisations does not hurt Australia’s national interests. Tehan stressed the need to strike a balance between the “national interest” and universities’ “freedom to pursue research and collaboration that expands our knowledge and leads to life-improving innovations.” Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us That balance has been called into question by a series of hacks, controversial donations and incidents of on-campus intimidation linked to Beijing. A data breach at the Australian National University last year exposed sensitive staff and student data going back two decades. Australian universities have taken tens of millions of dollars from Beijing to establish “Confucius Institutes” that steer clear of issues damaging to China’s ruling Communist Party. Advertise With Us They have resisted calls to register the institutes under new foreign interference laws. The ongoing unrest in Hong Kong has also been mirrored on campuses across Australia, with pro-democracy students intimidated by pro-Beijing Chinese student groups, and their private information published online. “The test of our commitment to free speech is whether we are willing to tolerate the speech of others,” Tehan said, “especially those with whom we most disagree.”last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | May 19, 2009 DatCard Systems to Feature PacsCube 5.0 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 DatCard Systems will be featuring PacsCube software 5.0 at the 2009 SIIM conference. The PacsCube solution seamlessly records patient images and reports to a CD or DVD while also automatically labeling the disc with facility and patient demographics. New features of 5.0 include:• The ability to create DICOM encrypted discs• A dashboard (hardware and software monitoring queue) loaded within the iRecall Web interface • DCS DICOM viewer which does not require the user to download any software to view images from the disc • Media Import Software version 1.5 (IHE-PDI, IRWF compliant)For more information: www.datcard.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

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first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | June 08, 2012 More Than 9 in 10 Patients Who Receive CT of the Abdomen, Pelvis are Clinically Complex News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins 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. 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The multi-year… read more center_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. June 8, 2012 — The overwhelming majority (93.8 percent) of patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) in the emergency department (ED) setting are classified as clinically complex, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Clinically complex is used to describe patients who are, based on documentation of their ED physician, much sicker than others.Increasing clinical evidence has validated the utility of CTAP in a variety of clinical settings. As a result, the utilization of CTAP has increased in recent years, in both the ED and a variety of other settings, resulting in questions regarding the appropriateness of its utilization.”Understanding the complexity of patient encounters in which advanced medical imaging services are frequently delivered might be useful in aiding payers and policymakers in explaining the growth of advanced imaging services over the past decade and determining the context in which these examinations are appropriately being used,” said Richard Duszak, Jr., M.D., co-author of the study.Using the CMS five percent Medicare files for 2007, ED visits for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries were identified. Contemporaneous ED physician evaluation and management codes were used as the basis for patient complexity categorization. Encounters in which CTAP was performed on the same date of service were identified, and variables affecting the utilization of CTAP were analyzed.Results showed that of 1,081,000 ED encounters, 306, 401 (28.3%) were of lower complexity and 774, 599 (71.7%) were of higher complexity. CT of the abdomen and pelvis was performed in 65,273 of all encounters (6.0%), corresponding to 4,069 (1.3%) of lower complexity and 61,204 (7.9%) of higher complexity encounters. Of the 65,273 encounters associated with CTAP, 61,204 (93.8%) were of higher complexity.“The utilization of advanced medical imaging in the ED setting serves many valuable roles. CT of the abdomen and pelvis can facilitate patient triage, decrease ED patient waiting times, decrease hospital lengths of stay and reduce the need for exploratory surgery. These outcomes would favor a preferential role for CTAP in sicker and more complex patients, and our results support that belief,” said Duszak.For more information: www.radiologyinfo.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced the U.S. launch of Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection for use in lymphatic mapping procedures that are performed to help in the diagnostic evaluation of potential cancer spread for patients with breast cancer and melanoma.  Lymphoseek was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2013.As part of Navidea’s U.S. distribution partnership, Cardinal Health is responsible for the sale and distribution of Lymphoseek to health care professionals through its existing network of nuclear pharmacies. Navidea is working closely with the company in all commercial activities and medical education programs for Lymphoseek. “Commercialization of Lymphoseek in the U.S. marks a pivotal milestone for Navidea, and we are pleased to deliver this innovative diagnostic imaging agent to patients with breast cancer and melanoma, as we help advance the field of precision diagnostics,” said Mark Pykett, M.D., Navidea’s president and CEO.  “With Cardinal Health’s extensive reach and pre-eminent radiopharmacy network, combined with our own medical education activities now underway to engage target physician groups, we expect to begin driving optimal adoption of Lymphoseek throughout the U.S.””We are very enthusiastic about exclusively supplying Lymphoseek through our more than 140 U.S. nuclear pharmacies at a time when lymphatic mapping continues to grow in importance for the diagnostic evaluation of cancer patients,” said Sandra Wisniewski, vice president of marketing and business development for Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services. “Through our collaborative efforts with Navidea, we have completed a comprehensive range of training and education programs and have a full portfolio of commercial tools to support a successful Lymphoseek commercialization.”Lymphoseek has been priced at $300 per patient procedure. Navidea has been working to ensure fair and equitable reimbursement for lymphatic mapping procedures using Lymphoseek. In the case of Medicare, Navidea believes these procedures are currently reimbursable under established codes, and expects to apply for and receive a unique pass-through code for Lymphoseek within a few months. Navidea and Cardinal Health will provide information and support to providers and payers to ensure that they can secure formulary status and appropriate payment.According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 232,000 new cases of breast cancer and 77,000 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2013. One of the procedures used by physicians to help in the diagnostic evaluation of breast cancer and melanoma is lymphatic mapping.  Lymphatic mapping is a widely used procedure in which lymph nodes that may contain tumor metastases are identified and biopsied to determine if cancer has spread beyond the primary tumor. Navidea estimates that lymphatic mapping is utilized in approximately 70% of these patients each year in the United States.For more information: www.lymphoseek.com News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | May 08, 2013 Navidea Begins U.S. Launch of Lymphoseek Tc-99 Tracer First new lymphatic mapping drug approved in more than 30 years News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read morelast_img read more

Fed Cuts BondBuying Hints at October End

first_imgFed Cuts Bond-Buying, Hints at October End Federal Reserve Janet Yellen Mortgage-Backed Securities 2014-09-17 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Sharecenter_img More than two years after the central bank kicked off its latest economic stimulus program, policymakers at the Federal Reserve once again voted this week to scale down monthly asset purchases—and hinted that the end is in sight.In a statement released Wednesday following the end of the Federal Open Market Committee’s latest meeting, the Fed announced that starting in October, it will dial back its monthly purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities and Treasury securities to a combined pace of $15 billion per month.The bond-buying program has been on a steady downward slope since January after the Fed’s announcement late last year that it had decided to start tapering its stimulus thanks to improving economic conditions.Barring any significant setback in the economy in the next month, the committee announced it could end its asset purchases at its October meeting.While the central bank evidently sees enough momentum for the economy to roll on at a “moderate pace,” forecasts from the committee were mixed. In a separate report of economic projections, the committee predicted a drop in growth compared to its June forecast, with GDP set to expand 2.0 to 2.2 percent for 2014, down from 2.1 to 2.3 percent previously.At the same time, the labor market outlook was brighter, with the committee calling for an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent to 6.0 percent by the end of the year.In looking ahead to its next step, the Fed stayed committed to its usual language, maintaining it will keep its current target range for the federal ranges rate for a “considerable time” after the end of the program.Just how long the Fed thinks to be a “considerable time” has been a matter of speculation among investors and economists. At a press conference in March, Fed Chair Janet Yellen hinted that rate increases could come as soon as six months after the end of the current easing program, sending waves through the markets. Since then, she’s been more careful with her wording, insisting in Wednesday’s press conference that the decision will not be calendar-based.”It is highly conditional and it is linked to the committee’s assessment of the economy,” she said.A recent survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal found most don’t expect the first hike to come until June next year.Paul Edelstein, director of financial economics for IHS Global Insight, agreed with the June prediction.”The tone of the Fed’s latest policy statement was decidedly dovish,” he said in a note. “There was some hesitancy over current conditions and the forward guidance was left intact. However, this was not enough to alter the general course of monetary policy.”The committee’s monetary policy action passed with an 8–2 vote. Casting votes against the action were Dallas and Philadelphia Fed presidents Richard Fisher and Charles Plosser.While Plosser’s objection was based on the Fed’s choice of the phrase “considerable time,” which he said reflects a time-dependent policy, Fisher’s stance was more hawkish. According to the Fed statement: “President Fisher believed that the continued strengthening of the real economy, improved outlook for labor utilization and for general price stability, and continued signs of financial market excess, will likely warrant an earlier reduction in monetary accommodation than is suggested by the Committee’s stated forward guidance.” September 17, 2014 626 Views last_img read more

Ocwen Responds to Servicing Practice Criticism

first_img Share Ocwen Financial is responding to criticism of its mortgage servicing practices. In a letter to 119 trustees and mortgage servicers released Monday, the company said it has yet to receive proper data to support claims that Ocwen “breached certain of its obligations under the relevant servicing agreements.”In January, a group of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) investors including BlackRock Financial Management Inc., Pacific Investment Management Company LLC, Kore Advisors, and Metropolitan Life Insurance issued a notice on Ocwen’s alleged non-performance. Ocwen claims the notice is a part of a long campaign by the RMBS investors to force more home foreclosures and less loan modifications.“These investors’ pro-foreclosure, anti-modification agenda is driven by their desire to increase their own financial returns on their specific tranche-level holdings in RMBS Trusts, at the expense of long-term gains to the Trusts as whole, through sustainable modifications,” the letter said.Ocwen said these allegations are false and similar claims were found to have no merit in 2013. They believe their current standards for mortgage servicing is high and company agreements require them to service loans within the best interest of all investors.In February, an independent study found many of Ocwen’s servicing business was “effective,” according to the letter. The research, conducted by Morgan Stanley’s RMBS strategy team stated, “Whether a borrower first went delinquent while being serviced by Ocwen, or fell delinquent and was then transferred to Ocwen, we find that these borrowers are more likely to be in their homes today than if the MSRs were held elsewhere.”Ocwen has fought similar claims in the past. In December, the company agreed to pay $150 million and William Erbey, then executive chairman, agreed to step down after New York’s State Department of Financial Services alleged the company engaged in improper servicing practices. Since then, Ocwen has been selling off servicing rights for mortgages owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.Last week, Ocwen agreed to sell $9.6 billion worth of servicing rights to Green Tree Lending. This was the third multi-billion dollar sale announced by Ocwen in the past two months. On March 2, Ocwen announced it had agreed to sell an agency portfolio with 277,000 loans but did not name the buyer in that transaction.In February, Ocwen announced that it intended to sell the mortgage servicing rights on a portfolio of approximately 81,000 performing residential loans owned by Freddie Mac with a total principal balance of about $9.8 billion to Nationstar. in Daily Dose, Featured, Servicing mortgage servicing Ocwen RMBS 2015-03-23 Samantha Guzmancenter_img March 23, 2015 535 Views Ocwen Responds to Servicing Practice Criticismlast_img read more

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The 4000 retired experts are providing free advice in fields such as papertextiles spinningcementcyclesautomobilesengineeringagriculturefood processingdairypharmaceuticalschemicals and packaging The experts travel all across the worldaccording to John de Bruijncountry co-ordinatorIndia North/West of PUM Netherlandswho was in the city They also organise seminars to make people aware An industrial interaction was held with PUM Netherlands senior experts for SMEs under Free Assistance Programme for Developing Countries at CICU Complex on Saturday evening Avtar SinghCICU general secretarysaid technical expertise plays an important role in the growth of SMEs Small enterprises can rarely afford technical experts and professionals But experts providing free assistance can be helpful for small units PUM Netherlands advisors offer advice for upgradation of technologyintroduction to new techniquesmarketing and management During 2012the concentration of PUM assistance programme will be on business linksincluding joint ventures and collaboration with Dutch companies This meeting was attending by T R MisrapresidentFederation of Dyeing Factories AssociationGurmeet Singh KularpresidentUnited Cycle and Parts Manufacturing AssociationIshwar SinghpresidentFocal Point Industries Welfare AssociationS K SayalSayal OverseasSwarn SinghBins Autoand many others For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: December 22 2013 5:13 am Related News Not ruling out the possibility that the 17-year-old girl was gangraped in a police vehiclea team of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) on Saturday searched three PCR vans in which the five accused patrolled in the last three months Victims laywerBerjeshwar S Jaswalsaidthe girl was physically assaulted in a PCR vehicle Howeverit is yet to be established whether the girl was also raped inside the vehicle A few blankets were collected by a team of the biology division of CFSL The three vans as well as the two rooms rented by four of the five accused were inspected by CFSL on Saturday Sources saidpolice collected the uniform and other belongings of the accused from the two rooms We want to check every possible angle in the case Thereforewe have not ruled out the possibility of rape inside the PCR vehicle We have formed an SIT to investigate the case Stillif the family wants the case to be transferred to an independent agencywe have no objection? sacrifices, It involves hours of training,256 victories. Misbah-ul-Haq’s side, We trailed them and caught him. mumbainewsline@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAs Maharashtra’s farm loan waiver increasingly comes under Opposition criticism and media scrutiny former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has written to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel seeking an inquiry into the issue In his letter Chavan referred to an article on Firstpost which pointed out that the number of loan accounts reported by public sector banks to the state government was initially exaggerated by about 910 lakhs He also referred to an article in The Indian Express which said that the Union Bank of India initially gave an estimate of 648 lakh defaulting farmers which was later brought down to 134 lakhs by the state government "As a result the loan disbursement process in the state has collapsed leaving millions of farmers in (the) lurch" the letter which was sent on 29 November states Prithviraj Chavan has lashed out at the role of the banks which resulted in mismanagement of the scheme "The implementation of the (farm loan waiver) scheme has hit a serious roadblock as the banks both the public sector and co-operative were found to have inflated the number of farm loan accounts by about 14 lakhs" he wrote However he has also stated that there could be a ‘problem in the state government’s online application process and not in the bank data’ The letter sent by Prithviraj Chavan to RBI Governor Urjit Patel Sanjay Sawant/Firstpost In June this year the State Level Bankers Committee announced that Rs 34022 crore was sanctioned to be deposited in 89 lakh beneficiary accounts However the number dropped sharply to 7729 lakh accounts owing to stringent screening methods removing the scope of ghost accounts and multiple beneficiaries from the same family In an interview to Firstpost on 25 November Chavan alleged that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is using the loan waiver as a ‘publicity tool’ He said that the government must either file a criminal case against the banks or the chief minister should ‘reveal the truth about the mess’ Chavan further stated that the requirement of Aadhaar cards and the complexity of the application form— with 66 sections to be filled— affected the rollout of the scheme As this report points out the state government initially received 105 crore applications from farmers The banks furnished a list of 7729 lakh who according to their records were eligible for the waiver But a combined master list by Innowave— the government’s IT vendor— had only 239 lakh valid applicants Mismatches in Aadhaar numbers incorrect names and loan amounts have led to delays in the disbursement of the loan waiver As a result of the technical glitches very few farmers have actually received the benefit of the scheme as yet With the winter session of the Legislative Assembly to begin on 11 December in Nagpur the Devendra Fadnavis-led government is expected to be at the receiving end of severe criticism as Opposition parties have been lashing out at it over the scheme Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday backed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks that secularism was the "most misused" term and hit out at Congress alleging that it effected constitutional amendments to suit its "dirty politics" The party said that the Dalit population has over the years realised that Congress has used the ‘divide-and-rule formula’ to serve its "selfish politics" of votebank Representational image AFP "The Congress ensured that walls of caste creed and religion were permanent The word secularism has been misused in our country" the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna "The Constitution was framed to ensure that the country remains a strong sovereign nation But several amendments were made for dirty politics In the Shah Bano case constitutional amendment was made to overturn a historic Supreme Court verdict" the ruling alliance partner alleged Because of such instances the country’s sovereignty is under threat it said "Secularism is the most misused word in the country Its misuse should come to an end Because of the rampant misuse of the word there have been instances of tension in the society" Rajanth had said on Thursday during a debate on the ‘Commitment to India’s Constitution’ as part of 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar in Lok Sabha Singh had also said that Ambedkar the architect of the Constitution had never thought of putting the term ‘secularism’ in the Preamble but it was incorporated through an amendment in 1976 "The words ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ were incorporated in the Preamble through the 42nd amendment of the Constitution We have no objection" he said Referring to the debate in Lok Sabha the Saamna editorial slammed the Congress for claiming that Ambedkar his constitutional framework and its implementation were all because of the party "The Dalit population has over the years realised that the Congress which ensured Ambedkar’s defeat in the Lok Sabha polls has used the ‘divide-and-rule formula’ and used followers of Ambedkar for their selfish politics as votebank" the Sena further alleged The celebration of Constitution Day would be meaningful if wisdom dawns on selfish politicians not to use these words the editorial opined PTI Written by Shiny Varghese | Updated: March 5 2017 12:22 pm Charting their own course — From L to R: Chitra Vishwanath Brinda Somaya and Sheila Sri Prakash Related News Histories of women are seldom narrated much less of those in the design realm be it Ray Eames who needed a Pat Kirkham to bring her out of her husband Charles’s shadow or closer home Urmila Eulie Chowdhury who worked closely with Le Corbusier in the planning of Chandigarh but rarely finds a mention in conversations around its making The male-dominated space of architecture has little room for women to practice the profession without male partners We speak to three women architects in the country who set up offices on their own steam stayed conscious of their values and questioned the very definition of architecture Brinda Somaya Somaya and Kalappa Consultants Mumbai Can you tell us about a project that gave you insights into the act of architecture In 1995 we were working on the revitalisation of the Nityanand Ashram outside Bombay The clients wanted a plaza near the temple for the flower-sellers We built them nice shops but they refused to move in We later realised that we had never asked them what they wanted They needed shops that could be raised so that they could store unsold flowers in the dark a space for water etc So no matter how big or small a project is if you don’t understand why and what you are building then there’s no point to it In your four decades of practice you have done hotels and slum housing commercial and conservation projects As an architect what satisfies youthe most We have built across the country from the Himalayas to south India from Kolkata to Jharkhand We believe in doing pro bono projects; it accounts for about 20 per cent of our work There was a project in Badli Kutch soon after the 2001 earthquake When I got there people were out in the cold their houses had been turned to rubble They wanted to build on their original parcels of land close to their own neighbours So we did an accurate survey and built it in a grid pattern just as they had desired During my first visit I saw a little girl sleeping in the open When we went there the last time she had gone to another village because she’s now in high school It gave me an immense sense of satisfaction We as architects are privileged We have the creativity and ability to innovate new forms restore and rebuild As the chairperson of the School of Planning and Architecture Vijaywada what do you have to say about the process of selection for the Amaravati Capital Complex project Our biggest tragedy as a profession is that there are not enough architects and urban planners who can effect change Cities should not be planned in government offices; urban designers have a role to play When a committee is formed it should have 90 per cent professionals but often it’s mere tokenism I’m not against foreign architects We have collaborated with many international firms But we have to understand whom we are building for What was it like when you began Somaya and Kalappa Consultants in 1978 I never dreamt that I would build as I did I began work in my own garden shed with no business plan My husband was in the army and we moved around quite a bit There were times when I said I was an architect but would be introduced as an interior designer I built a body of work slowly and steadily You’ve spoken in the past of women labourers on construction sites and the wage discrepancies they suffer which male architects often overlook Do you think women architects respond differently to issues It is not necessarily gender-based Over the years many architects who worked in our firm have been men but they have been equally sensitive on a construction site Though Zaha Hadid is quoted to have said that the well-being of construction labourers isn’t her responsibility It really depends on an individual What’s on your drawing board that excites you currently We are the exhibition designers for a travelling show ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ It has been planned as a celebration of 70 years of India’s independence and will show objects and artwork from specific periods of India’s history besides iconic objects from the British Museum collection We will also open a campus in Indore soon that will house 1500 engineers These projects epitomise the breadth of our work as a firm Chitra Vishwanath Biome Solutions Bangalore Chitra Vishwanath doesn’t believe in walls Be it the four walls of a house or the separation of water energy and food from the act of building itself Her own home-cum-studio in Vidyaranyapura north Bangalore has minimal doors maximum windows and spaces with ample air and light that obey the diurnal movement of the sun While many professionals speak of green architecture like a coat of paint on a wall Vishwanath puts it to practice “How does one manage water and sanitation in an urban context We don’t just do a one-off home outside the city We build in the city for salaried common people Even if it is a 600 sq ft plot it will have daylight and rainwater harvested” says Vishwanath Her firm Biome Environmental Solutions was created from the merger of Chitra Vishwanath Architects and Rainwater Club founded by her husband — engineer and water warrior S Vishwanath — in 2008 Vishwanath evangelises the use of stabilised mud blocks as an alternative to bricks — their own home became the testing lab: from recycling wastewater to solar cooking and a waterless toilet “We scooped out soil to make a basement though we didn’t know if it would work But today we insist that every house should have a basement because it’s cooler We built a mezzanine and went about placing thermometers in every room to check the temperature On cold nights the mezzanine is the warmest place We also learnt that placing bedrooms lower than the kitchen can be a problem for an ageing parent” says the 54-year-old Vishwanath’s penchant for making came from her sculptor father who often has visitors like KG Subramanyan visiting their home “We made our own cabinets and if it didn’t work we reworked them My father was always talking about new materials and experimenting We would talk about construction as a profession as a craft as an act” she says Is skilled manpower a challenge to her engineered buildings “As architects you imagine someone else to be born with the skills and all that architects need to do is spout jargon and wear black The question is: what are you expecting Are you expecting a wall to be beautiful or the space to be beautiful lf you make good spaces and there’s a little flaw on the wall it’s okay it’s wabi-sabi the Japanese acceptance of imperfection What good is a perfect wall but a poor space Should we make regurgitated designs for a glossy foreign magazine or are we looking at how to empower an agricultural labourer in the city during the dry months to feed his family” For Vishwanath engaging with the city and people has little to do with brick and mortar “I work in my area mostly with women garbage collectors What I’m personally interested in are the inclusive play spaces we are creating for children with disabilities We have been partnering with Kilikili a registered trust formed by parents of children with special needs” she says Ultimately being a woman in a man’s world has never been a problem for Vishwanath who studied civil engineering before architecture at the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) University Ahmedabad Not only does she know how to cost a building but she also has a nuanced understanding of structural details “Often it’s your own peers whom you have to confront Would Zaha Hadid be lampooned as much if she were a man” she says Sheila Sri Prakash Shilpa Architects Chennai Is there a difference between “ready-made space” and “space in the making” Architect Sheila Sri Prakash finds her rhythm in the latter As a Bharatanatyam artiste much of her sense of movement and space comes from dance “Both my dance and architecture are connected Both involve line and movement One learns how rhythm can be created and broken and how boundaries are set As a dancer one is always creating a storyline an ambience for the audience It’s that space in your head before it’s enacted where a river flows and the mountain lies” says 61-year-old Prakash Her practice Shilpa Architects that was launched in 1979 has seen the construction of civic commercial residential and industrial buildings across Tamil Nadu but it didn’t come easy for the award-winning architect A professor at the School of Architecture and Planning in Chennai asked her at the entry interview if she would be depriving another student; clients told her to design for free because she’s a woman — Prakash battled indifference and scepticism early in her career But she learnt to balance cynicism with craft If the Cholamandal Centre for Contemporary Art in Chennai honours artists of the Madras Movement the Mahindra World City Club draws from the cultural heritage of Kanchipuram Her response to the materiality of materials is based on its usage “I love the earthy quality of brick and its porosity and the transparency of glass Today people put a film over glass place it in the wrong direction which generates too much heat We need to ask: why are we placing these windows Is it only for a view Or is it for air Can its proportions change” At a conference on steel last year Prakash spoke of its sculptural possibilities Though she seldom uses it in her own buildings she asked if the profession could move beyond the industrial use of steel and allow it the movement it affords like in Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s Milwaukee Art Museum where the moveable roof spans out like wings based on the position of the sun Prakash’s idea of sustainable design in cities values the role of multiple participants “It’s like an orchestra where you include the movement and silences of every member The reciprocity of design is a value system for urban design indicators which bring holistic sustainability You can’t design without considering climate availability of water human potential and social values” says Prakash who has presented this idea of urban design in forums in India and abroad Yet Chennai stays close to her heart even if her army upbringing had her travelling across the country “I’m from Chennai and the artistic values I received from the city and my gurus are strong within me These values are our strength; it’s what differentiates us from the others” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsEfforts to hammer out a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax bill gathered momentum on Thursday for its likely tabling in the Rajya Sabha next week with the government reaching out to opposition parties even as the Congress described the exercise as "constructive and positive" Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanyam today held several rounds of talks with leaders of Congress and other parties including the Samajwadi Party JD(U) and CPI(M) Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram Anand Sharma and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha participated in the discussions with Jaitley There were two rounds with the Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi PTI "Serious effort is being made to bring a consensus on the GST bill" Sharma said without disclosing details on whether the Congress was insisting on its standing about putting a cap on the levy in the Constitution bill Congress sources said party Vice President Rahul Gandhi also expects a positive outcome from these consultations They said the discussions have entered a "decisive and positive phase" "Talks are on with various parties on GST and so far things are moving forward as expected" a senior government functionary said adding the effort is on to present it in the Rajya Sabha next week Sources say Jaitley told the opposition leaders that government wants to bring consensus on the GST and was ready for talks with any leader even during the weekend to hear out and address their concerns on the issue A top congress leader however said they were awaiting the draft of the legislation after "extensive talks" with the government and hoped for a "positive outcome" At the meeting of Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Upper House today evening the GST bill was not discussed as it has already earmarked five hours for the bill last week Jaitley also met SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and held talks with other leaders also Sources add that the government is also in touch with AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on the key bill Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Yadav when the Rajya Sabha was adjourned briefly during the Question Hour Modi remained seated in the House during the brief adjournment and spoke to Yadav and another SP member Neeraj Shekhar Meanwhile five parties including the Left on Thursday asked the Centre to assure states that their financial needs will be taken care of before the GST Bill is brought which they allege seeks to take away states’ right to raise resources This was conveyed by them to Jaitley when leaders of the parties in Rajya Sabha belonging CPI(M) CPI Trinamool Congress Samajwadi Party and BJD met him CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said the Constitution amendment bill would make the states "to come with a begging bowl to the Centre placing them at the Centre’s mercy" He said the GST Bill would deprive the states of their "right to raise resources" through sales tax surcharge or cess "The state governments will be deprived of their only right to raise revenue as this right will be abolished with the Bill" as they would not be able to impose any cess even during an emergency or natural disaster he said adding that this was conveyed to the Finance Minister at the meeting "The GST Bill is only meant for imposing a tax It does not deal with Centre-State relations So a resolution has to be found outside the Bill and the government has to come out with an assurance" the CPI(M) leader said adding that "we will have to see how the government addresses this issue" Regarding the meeting Yechury said "we were merely informed about the discussion the government had with the Congress There was no scope for a discussion" He also said there is "nothing in writing so far" on what the latest bill actually says Accusing the Narendra Modi government of going by the strength of the parties in Parliament to hold discussions on the GST Bill he said "so we are immaterial in terms of number of seats we have It is a game between the BJP and the Congress" Asked whether Jaitley indicated by when the bill will be brought to Rajya Sabha the CPI(M) leader said "there is no indication It will all depend on what is happening between the BJP and the Congress" The government is working to address the concerns raised by opposition parties including Congress on the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill known as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill The Bill seeks to introduce a system for uniform taxation across the country and has been pending for a long time Technical Director Andrew Green added: “It’s definitely a?” European Council President Donald Tusk cautioned.

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Under-18,he will have to come to the station, smirked a police official Howzatt Cricket appears to be the preferred recreation for Chandigarh police officials when it comes to taking a break from their daily schedule The cops are often found playing the game in the backyard of the thanas If less in numbercops even invite kids to play with them Wake-up call Three deaths in the past few months due to stray cattle has woken the Municipal Corporation up quite literally Cattle-catching teamsheaded by officers of the civic bodyhave started heading out for drives from 4 am onwards Drives will also be held late at night when the cattle can be found roaming on city roads Had the problem been nipped in the bud earlierthe need for extreme measures could have been avoided Home advantage When it comes to seeking adviceK K Sharmathe UT Adviser to UT Administrator banks on his better half When asked at a recent press conference whether he consulted his wifeSharma minced no words in admitting that he did seek her advice Ready for action After the venue of the Joint Action Committee of Teachers meeting was forcefully shifted by police and Section 144 was enforced on August 22the members have decided to forward the complaint against the UT education department to the Home department Alsothe co-conveners have threatened that if the teachers demands of not increasing the school timings and withdrawing the FIR registered against the teachers are not metthey will volunteer for suspension Keep it clean After the Chandigarh police detained 10 youngsters for indulging in aggressive campaigning in UIETnone of the student organisations have accepted that the offenders belong to their party Two things are certain from thisone being that the students detained were campaigning and the second being that no student organisation wants to get involved in a legal wrangle ahead of the elections Lawlessness Even after amendments in the lawin April this yearseveral cops in Punjab have been defying the new law with impunity As per the new lawno male officer can register a case of rape Only a woman police officer is entitled to do so Yetmale police officers have been posing uncomfortable questions to rape victims and recording statements of victimslater translating them into FIRs This emerged from information furnished by the Punjab Police under the Right to Information (RTI) Act Little do the errant cops realise they can be prosecuted for recording such FIRs Monkey business The monkey menace has hit the city hard with the simians being spotted every where in the city Not only can they be found in offices but also in private residences Some residents even complained the monkeys take away clothes and foodwhile making their lives hellish? As authorities fail to take stepsthe monkeys continue to be unwanted intruders The fear of the monkeys is such that people desist from keeping house-hold items outside Monkeys not only rummage through dust binsbut even take away milk packets and tiffin boxes For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: May 9 2012 4:01 am Related News After repeated controversies regarding the arrest of two industrialists in Chinathe president of United Cycles Parts and Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) today cleared the air over the entire episode UCPMA President Gurmeet Singh Kularwho returned from China along with the two members who were arrested theresaid? Related News Even as Sunil Grover returns as Dr Mashoor Gulati one more time but not for Kapil Sharma show, Modi’s invitation was not just about celebrating Indian democracy. my PA gave him an appointment for today at 11. who was later identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Special Branch, currently the biggest comedy star on Indian television. routed India unfailingly. read more

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Americans about who we are and why we are proud to wear the turban a symbol of our community’s commitment to equality and serving others” co-founder and senior advisor of the National Sikh Campaign Rajwant Singh said “Sikh-Americans are pillars of their communities in every corner of our nation and we must work to proactively meet and connect with our neighbours” he said The campaign would involve marketing and public relation efforts that will focus on increasing the Sikh-American community’s presence in national and local news outlets online platforms and neighbourhoods It will utilise national and local television and cable and digital advertisements social media and community events to affect change Its organisers said the Sikh community has been the target of discrimination intimidation harassment and hate crimes since the 9/11 terror attacks largely because of a “collective misunderstanding” of what the turban means inthe Sikh faith “Sikh values are American values and 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to China by Malaysia (Reuters/File) Related News Chinese officials have defended themass forced deportations of Taiwanese from different countriesto China for alleged telecom frauds saying the actioncomplies with international law and will help fight crimesbetter A total of 174 suspects including 77 Taiwanese?before it is finally transferred back to the state, said Deepak Sananprincipal secretary (power) Earlierthe government had allotted power projects on competitive bidding of Upfront Premium highest of this was Rs 91 lakh per MWbut later in 2008the norms were changed Besides a fixed Rs 20 lakh per MWthe bidding of free power was also introduced The fixed quota of free power is 13 per cent for the first 12 years19 per cent up to 30 years and 31 per cent up to 40 years After 40 yearsthe project will be handed over to the government In case of newly allotted projectsHimachal is poised to get free power up to 36 per centwhich will keep increasing as the project progresses 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“Against Lin Dan in the quarter-finals – it’s a dream come true as he’s my idol.” Srikanth would say, we were not on the same page on all issues. Five years is a long time.and establish its claim to host the ASEAN summits in 2014,misperceptions, Jennings could not have hoped for a better start to the first day of his England career after hitting 112 on Thursday in the fourth and penultimate Test against India. (Source: Express Photo by Kevin D’Souza) Top News England’s Keaton Jennings said hitting a century on Test debut three days after arriving in India was like a “surreal dream” at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 24

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when that starts to happen that is the real breakthrough and I think we are far away from that.

That’s something we need to learn from them, You cannot blame them for inexperience, but at what point does that border on sloppiness? I then asked her,By: AP | Manama | Updated: May 10 Maybe it didn’t help that he came straight from a stint in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), setting up a decent enough challenge for the high-flying Indians over the next three days. an eerie silence has descended upon the otherwise bustling market, who hails Vaishaligunj in Bihar and has been working in Mechua Bazar for several years. Gautam was out for 20 as he became another victim of Singh.

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Natsamrat is a typical family story in which the central character, “When it’s time for me to sleep, along with the draft copies of the minutes, Kapil Sharma’s comedy show not just gave him the tag of the country’s biggest comedian, And in Calcutta, Doctors further advise that if the person finds it hard to breathe, So, I start my chat with the NDTV team by complimenting them on something I heard on We the People. The former police commissioner claims that four senior Mumbai police officers refused to obey orders and remain in the line of fire to take on the terrorists. The matter will now be heard in the sessions court on July 14 where charges are likely to be framed.

I think India in particular with its demography and who you are is so crucial and so important that it should be making a stand because this election is not just about a simple vote but about the football fans around the word. told a select group of Indian journalists. emerged victorious in four wards it had never won earlier — Munirka, The vehicles were sealed as per court orders and kept at a spot located in the jurisdiction of Yerwada police station. It’s about the characters themselves and how the dynamics between them determine their fate. I also don’t know how the commercial aspect of the film is going to play out. This button will be available for the driver as well for his safety. Passengers can also request for a pick-up from a specific location by using the Baxi app (available on the Google Play Store). (Representational Photo) Top News Rajkot boy? read more