MPNFL up for the fight

first_imgBy AFL South East Media Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL) coach Chris Holcombe is hoping a new approach will have his team cherry ripe…[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

Streets Of Galway 8K Into The Final Three Weeks

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Streets of Galway 8K is now into the final three weeks before the big race itself on the 11th of August. Brian Bruton, Tara White and David Glynn joined John on Over The Line on Friday night.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Entries are still open but are limited…Enter HEREcenter_img Entries are almost full for the event that begins at 7pm with runners, walkers and joggers coming to Galway from all over the country.last_img read more

Ovia making her mark in netball

first_imgThe 21-year-old from Central – Kairuku and Malalaua in Gulf province is just new on the international scene, but is slowly making her mark.Ovia started playing netball at the age of six and growing up said she looked up to Pepes veteran, Kilala Owen.Her first taste of playing at an international level was at the Mission Foods Nations Cup 2016 last month in Singapore where Ovia got to play alongside Owen.Ovia, who plays goal keeper or goal defence, was thrown into the deep end in the Pepes first match of the Nations Cup against Canada.  But she was up to the challenge and helped guide her country home to a 73-30 win.After the Nations Cup, Ovia was automatically selected into the U21 PNG side that took part in the Oceania Netball World Youth Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand at the end of September.“It was nerve wrecking for me in the first few games but this eventually subsided.“It was a great experience for me. I learnt a lot as a defender about how to better work around the shooters and keep them from scoring,” said Ovia.The eldest of five children, Ovia was asked who has had the biggest influence in her life.She responded saying it is her mother Michelle Ovia.“My mother always reminds me, ‘no pain, no gain’ and to apply this to sports and to life as well,” said Ovia.Outside of netball, Ovia is a first year student at the Port Moresby Business College studying Business Management.“It was a hassle at first but I’ve learnt how to balance both sports and school. But I think education should always come first. It’s a priority,” said Ovia.With her eyes now set on making the PNG team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Ovia had this advice to give to youths.“There are lot of sacrifices to make if you want to achieve something, but if it’s your heart’s desire, then pursue it with everything you have,” said Ovia.Photo credit: Netball Singaporelast_img read more

Serena, Venus set up dream Australian Open final

first_imgFilipinos 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 DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards In swatting aside the 34-year-old, in their first meeting since 1998, Serena, 35, stayed on track for a seventh Australian title which would take her past Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 major wins.She has refused to talk about the possibility of finally surpassing the German, but now has a golden chance of further cementing her place in history.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 returnWinning the title would also mean the world number one ranking would be hers again, after Angelique Kerber snatched deposed her late last year.Only Venus stands in the way after the elder Williams rolled back the years to beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-3 in the other semi-final. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town It ensured another chapter in their eventful family history as they meet for their ninth Grand Slam final on Saturday, eight years after the last. Serena holds a 6-2 advantage.“I didn’t watch (Venus). Obviously I was really proud, she’s an inspiration, my big sister,” said Serena. “She’s my world, my life, she means everything to me. I couldn’t be happier for us both to be in the final. It’s the biggest dream come true for us.”She also paid tribute to Lucic-Baroni, a former teenage prodigy when the Williams sisters were emerging in the 1990s before her career was derailed by personal problems.“Mirjana is an inspiration, she deserves all the credit today. To get this far, after everything she has gone through, that just inspires me.”ADVERTISEMENT – One-way traffic –Despite her serve not being up to scratch in Melbourne until now, Williams has so many other weapons in her armoury that her opponents have been unable to cope.Lucic-Baroni was no different.Her left thigh was again heavily strapped and the problem put her at an immediate disadvantage, restricting her movement against a player known for her pounding forehand winners.They both held serve comfortably to shake off any early nerves but Williams was looking sharp, capitalising on an unforced error to get the first break and go 2-1 ahead.She consolidated her lead by holding serve again, and a Lucic-Baroni double fault handed her a 4-1 lead.It was one-way traffic as the second seed asserted her authority, unloading some powerful groundstrokes to unsettle the Croat and easily take the first set in 25 minutes.The pair were playing each other for the first time since Wimbledon 19 years ago, a match the American won. Since then their careers have taken very different turns.While Williams went on to win 22 Grand Slams, the Croat dropped out of top-level tennis for most of the 2003-2010 period after fleeing an abusive and controlling father and suffering money and injury problems.Her return to the big time in Melbourne has been the feel-good story of the tournament, winning her legions of new fans with her emotional progression to her first Grand Slam semi-final since Wimbledon in 1999. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But it was only ever going to come to an end against the dominant Williams, who after seeing Venus make the final was never going to throw away the chance to meet her once again.The second set went the way of the first, with Williams crushing Lucic-Baroni’s serve to again break in the third game.She was broken again in game five as her magnificent run drew to a close and Williams moved into her 29th Grand Slam final. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next United States’ Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Unstoppable Serena Williams zeroed in on a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title Thursday by setting up an Australian Open final against her older sister Venus, as the siblings’ dream came true.The ruthless world number two proved one step too far for unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, whose fairytale tournament was finally ended in a crushing 6-2, 6-1 defeat in just 50 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Age-defying Venus ends major final drought Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

STETHS book Inter-Zone spot

first_imgWestern Bureau: St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) qualified for the second round of the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup competition with a 1-0 victory over Magotty yesterday at the STETHS Sports Complex. They continued their strong performance in rural schoolboy football, and Principal Keith Wellington believes their investment in the programme – most recently the installation of floodlights at the sports complex – is key to their successful performances. “I think you can only do well if you have the requisite resources, as well as the facility that enhances your skill, and we think that if we are going to continue to do well, we need to improve on what we have from year to year. This is just another step in ensuring that what is available to our student-athletes help to enhance their ability to do well,” Wellington said. STETHS’ head coach Omar ‘Rambo’ Wedderburn told The Gleaner in a pregame interview that even though the three points are important, they are focused on getting in good overall team performances going into the next round. Their defence lead by Clifton Woodbine certainly showed their mettle in the game as they held a one-goal lead from the 27th minute to the end of the game. Damani Henderson scored the lone goal of the contest, outsmarting Maggotty’s goalkeeper by heading the ball around him before going on to kick the ball in the empty net. Today’s Games: PLEASED WITH PERFORMANCE Renario Downswell, assistant coach of STETHS said they have been working on the defence going into the next round and expressed he was pleased with their backline’s performance. There were question marks over their offence by fans after a 1-0 win over the team they gave 8-0 in their opening match. Downswell, who is happy for the three points, explained that they didn’t start their usual 11 as they wanted to take a look at some of their other players going into the second round. “The defence is one of the things we are actually working on going into the Inter-Zone because if you don’t give up a goal, you stand more [of a] chance of winning,” said Downswell “We have to take into consideration the second round coming up, so we wanted to take a look at the players and evaluate them so we just put them out there to give us a good performance and then take it from there. Munro College 1-0 Lacovia High Steer Town 1-0 Ocho Rios Edwin Allen 0-1 Lennon High Newell 0-2 B.B. Coke Petersfield 1-0 Grange Hill Little London 2-2 Manning’s Godfrey Stewart 3-0 Black River Irwin 0-5 St James Green Pond 1-5 Cornwall College Other Results Troy High vs Spalding Knox College vs Christiana Alston vs Holmwood Muschett vs Spot Valley Cedric Titus vs William Knibb Holland vs Herbert Morrison Maldon vs Anchovy St Mary High vs Iona High Brimmervale vs Oracabessa St Mary Tech vs Carron Hall High McGrath vs Guy’s Hill Dinthill vs Bog Walk Ewarton vs Charlemontlast_img read more

Thunder get one over Trail Blazers to cut series deficit, 2-1

first_imgMOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Celtics pull away in Game 3, close in on sweep of Pacers ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Damian Lillard scored 32 points, but he had just three in the fourth quarter after scoring 25 in the third. C.J. McCollum had 21 and Enes Kanter added 19.Oklahoma City closed the second quarter on a 10-1 run to take a 49-39 lead. Lillard was held to four points on 2 -or-6 shooting and the Trail Blazers shot 37.5% in the half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGeorge hit a 3-pointer, was fouled and made the free throw in the opening minutes of the second half to push Oklahoma City’s lead to 55-43. Westbrook backed down Lillard, hit a bank shot and was fouled. Westbrook brought out his “rock the baby” celebration, then made the free throw to put Oklahoma City up by 15.Lillard scored 23 points the rest of the quarter to help cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 86-82 at the end of the period. McCollum hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 89 early in the fourth. Oklahoma City regained control, with Westbrook’s jumper with just over two minutes remaining putting the Thunder up 10. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’center_img LATEST STORIES Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates with Paul George (13) after a basket during the second half of Game 3 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, April 19, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.Paul George added 22 points, Jerami Grant had 18 and Dennis Schroder 17 for the Thunder. They will host Game 4 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

‘Child father’, associate, 2 Cops remain in custody

first_imgAttack on teacherInvestigators are still questioning the four suspects taken into custody for the gruesome murder of 22-year-old Kescia Branche, who was found exactly one week ago in a battered and unconscious state.Dead: Kescia BrancheOn Friday, detectives arrested an “associate” of the young woman. “The deceased was in contact with a male on several occasions via cellphone in the early hours of that morning. This person has been identified and is in custody assisting investigators,” Police said in a statement on Friday.Guyana Times understands that upon examining the cellular phone of the deceased, detectives came across the number, and as such, tracked down and arrested the associate.Investigators also hauled in Branche’s former partner, the father of her son, for questioning on Thursday. He, too, remains in custody.Even as these two civilians are being questioned, the two Police Constables with whom the young woman was seen leaving a city night club also remain under close arrest.Additionally, two other ranks are being questioned after phone records show they were in constant contact with one of the Constables after he left the night club in company of the now dead young woman.Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination conducted on Friday morning revealed that Branche died as a result of brain haemorrhage and blunt trauma to the head.The unconscious Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher was found in the vicinity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown last Sunday sometime around 05:00h.She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she remained in an unconscious state hooked up to life support machines until last Tuesday, when she succumbed to her injuries at some time around 17:00h.Branche, who had resided in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was last seen on Saturday, November 4, 2017, when she left for a night out with her friends. The Police are seeking the public’s assistance to determine what may have transpired that resulted in the inhumane beating the young woman received.last_img read more

Mortgage applications rise

first_imgWASHINGTON – Applications for home loans grew last week even though mortgage rates are rising, an industry group said Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its weekly mortgage index, which measures the volume of applications for loans to buy or refinance homes, rose to 666.5, a seasonally adjusted 6.6 percent gain for the week ending June 8. Applications were up for home purchases and for refinancing mortgages. Meanwhile, the nationwide average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 6.61 percent from 6.35 percent for the week ending June 1, the MBA said. Many adjustable-rate mortgages on which rates are reset in later years use changes in the 10-year note to determine what the new mortgage rate will be. Bond yields, whose advance caused a pullback in stocks last week and again Tuesday, spiked early Wednesday. However, they reversed course after the release of economic data. At the close, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was 5.21 percent compared with a close of 5.295 percent Tuesday. The mortgage application index, which stood at 100 in March 1990, measures the number of home loan applications in a given week and is derived from a survey of major mortgage lenders, representing about half of the U.S. market. It does not include loans originated by nonbank lenders. The index sank to its lowest level last summer since 2002 and has fluctuated this year. For example, the index fell the previous two weeks. Mortgage lenders have been tightening lending criteria in recent months after a surge in defaults and foreclosures. Lenders catering to homebuyers with weak, or subprime, credit, have seen a spike in loan defaults, and many have gone bankrupt or sold off their subprime businesses. As of the first quarter, Citigroup Inc. was the top subprime lender nationwide, followed by Countrywide Financial Corp., HSBC Holdings PLC, H&R Block Inc. subsidiary Option One Mortgage and First Franklin Financial Corp., according to statistics compiled by trade publication Inside B&C Lending.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgMake sure you book your seat! – Joe Mangan of Mangan Tours and Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board pictured as details were unveiled of this year’s line up of events for Enterprising Donegal Business week from Monday March 4 to Friday March 8. All events are free, but registration is required by sending an e.mail to: register@donegalenterprise.ieDonegal’s business community – and indeed those just thinking of establishing a business – will be given fresh inspiration and hope by the stunning list of high-profile speakers lined up for this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week.The week is organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, in conjunction with its enterprise partners in Donegal.The programme of free events aims to inspire and motivate people to consider starting their own business while at the same time provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business. Business Week will run at venues across the county from Monday 4th March to Friday March 8th with workshops, seminars and other interesting events.“Donegal Business Week is now firmly established in the business calendar of Donegal and offers an annual opportunity for people in business and those thinking about starting a business, to make some time to hear how others have overcome obstacles or seized opportunities to either develop their business or achieve in their lives,” said Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board in advance of the launch this week.He added that once again this year’s week-long programme has a range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking.“The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop which will assist the economy of our county,” he added. Those interested in establishing a new business and indeed existing businesses in the county will learn much from the week’s opening event, a workshop on ‘Starting a Business’ on Monday March 4 in the Regional Cultural centre in Letterkenny.Facilitated by Gerry Moan, a business trainer who has spent a lifetime working with hundreds of Irish owned small and medium sized businesses, the workshop will also hear from local entrepreneurs Michael Black of Optimal Fitness, Joseph Mangan of Mangan Tours, Mary Hannon of Hannon Green, Stephen Harris of Auto Fast Fit and Martin Hilferty of Orbit Security.In addition all the county’s development agencies will also be in attendance at the workshop to provide advice to those in attendance who are keen to get started on establishing their own business.The afternoon session on Monday March 4th will see the official launch of the week’s events by John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business before the keynote address by Oceans7 swimmer, Steve Redmond.And any business in the county who might feel they are swimming against the tide will surely take inspiration from what Mr Redmond has to say as he explains how he became the first person in the world to complete all seven open-water swims that make up the Ocean’s Seven challenge. Later that evening in An Grianán Hotel in Burt Cathal McLaughlin and Paul McGonigle of McLaughlin and McGonigle Chartered Certified Accountants, will host an event certain to interest every business person entitled ‘Cash is King – Managing your Cash Flow.’ The aim of that workshop is to help people discover how to make sure their business has enough cash to survive.The week-long programme continues with events in Burt, Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Kilcar and Donegal Town finishing on Friday March 8th in Solis Lough Eske Hotel in Donegal Town with a seminar on ‘Improving your business through team development.”All of the week’s events are free, but registration is necessary. To register email or telephone 074 – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website Follow the leader on: DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE was last modified: February 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:County Enterprise BoardDonegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more

Bamboo Airways buys 10 787-9s for international network

first_imgBamboo Airways has ordered 10 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $3 billion at list prices to launch long haul operations.The order was unveiled during a signing ceremony in Hanoi, witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.“We are excited to be adding the new 787 Dreamliner to our growing fleet,” said Mr. Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group and owner of Bamboo Airways.“Our long-term vision is to connect Vietnam with key markets in Asia, Europe and North America and the Dreamliner will enable us to launch these long-haul operations. The 787’s superior operating economics and efficiency, as well as the passenger-pleasing interior of the Dreamliner, will allow us to successfully grow our business while enabling us to better serve our customers.”Bamboo Airways, a startup airline founded in 2017, began commercial operations in January, offering flights linking the capital of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with cities in Vietnam. The airline plans on offering up to 40 domestic routes in 2019. Additionally, Bamboo is preparing to launch international service to Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Australia, before broadening service to other destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America.“The 787 Dreamliner’s unmatched efficiency, range and, flexibility make it the perfect airplane for Bamboo Airways to achieve its long-range ambitions. We are excited to advance the partnership between Boeing and Bamboo Airways and we look forward to helping them connect Asia with Europe, North America and beyond,” said Kevin McAllister, president and, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.The 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling widebody airplane in history with more than 1,400 orders from 75 customers since its launch. Nearly 800 Dreamliners have entered service around the world, helping airlines save 33 billion pounds of fuel.Bamboo Airways is wholly-owned by the FLC Group, a Vietnamese multi-industry company, focusing on aviation, real estate, resorts, farming, and golf.last_img read more

Strands Acquires Expensr, Launches moneyStrands

first_imgrichard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In the first real sign that recommendation engine Strands (formally MyStrands) is branching out from mobile and music, the company has announced the acquisition of Expensr, an online personal finance application. Strands is also launching moneyStrands, a personal money management solution. We’ve noted before that Strands is a company to watch, having taken $55m in funding so far and using it to develop a broad range of recommendation technologies. What’s interesting about this news is that Strands said they were going to take their algorithms elsewhere – and this is what we’re seeing for the first time today. Even though they are making good revenue ($12M sales in 2007), the company is not content to sit back. They are going for the big markets. This is precisely what Web 2.0 guru Tim O’Reilly asked for in his keynote speech at last week’s Expo; indeed O’Reilly is an investor in competing financial product Wesabe. The bottom line is that Web 2.0/3.0 in financial markets represents a lot of opportunity.Strands currently has 150 employees and it sees2008 as “our year to market”. Strands told ReadWriteWeb that it plans to ultimately apply its recommendation technologies to 3 areas: Business solutions – helping people find content in a client siteSocial media – Strands says it will soon launch services “to help people discover things they might like, based on their online behavior” and “help them make sense of all their dispersed social media activities”Personal finance – helping people consolidate their dispersed financial data, and helping them find new ways to save money and invest.Strands sees these three areas as having “strong personalization challenges.”moneyStrands + ExpensrThe personal finance part is what is being announced today. Currently in private beta testing, moneyStrands is “an online money management solution that allows users to aggregate their online financial information in one place, providing them with an instant snapshot of all their finances.” Similar products on the market today include Wesabe, Mint and a kiwi startup with global ambitions called Xero. moneyStrands is employing recommendations technologies, such as enabling users to anonymously compare themselves to others with similar traits – e.g. demographics.Given Strands’ experience with deploying their music social networking service over mobile devices, it makes sense for them to launch versions of moneyStrands for Blackberry, iPhone and Nokia (S60) browsers. The product also has a widget platform.Expensr, the app Strands has acquired, is a free online application that combines social networking with financial management. There is no word yet on whether Expensr will be integrated into moneyStrands; and if so how. As of now it will continue to run as a separate service.ConclusionAs we’ve noted before, we at ReadWriteWeb are following the trend of recommendations closely – it was one of the 5 major trends we outlined in our toolkit for 2008 and was featured in my Media08 presentation Web Tech Trends for 2008 and Beyond. Strands continues to pique our interest, but let us know in the comments what other recommendation startups we should be looking at too. Tags:#Product Reviews#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Software Development: Are Microservices Always the Right Choice?

first_imgYesterday’s post detailed some of the benefits of microservices, like resiliency, flexibility, more controllable upgrades, the ability to blend heterogeneously created components, and better scalability. These benefits sound great. The InfoQ article notes that “De Vries argues that a monolith often is easy to deploy and run, and an architecture suitable for many applications. If something is failing, the whole applications is failing, and we know it’s failing. Most of the time we also know how to fix it, and can quickly redeploy. It’s robust and often withstands the test of time… The few microservices solutions he has come across have been quite fragile and refactored within three years after they were built.” DeVries comments that, if not properly architected, a project built on many microservices can result in “a big ball of mud”. Similarly, James Lim, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Affirm, wrote that “if an organization does not have specialized teams, it is a good idea to use a monolith. If most contributors have workflows that cut across multiple functions of a single product, forcing microservices too early will slow down the development process.” InfoQ describes a presentation by Jan de Vries, cloud solution architect, where he argues that monolithic solutions often have a lot going for them.center_img But microservices may not be a one-size-fits all. For small businesses or small projects in particular, microservices may be the wrong choice. Steven Czerwinski, Head of Engineering at Scaylr and former Google employee, said that “even though we had had these positive experiences of using microservices at Google, we [at Scaylr] went [for a monolith] route because having one monolithic server means less work for us as two engineers.”last_img read more

U.S. Lawmakers Prepare Online Privacy Rules

first_imgTags:#Government#privacy#web United States lawmakers have spent a year preparing draft legislation for a law that would define and limit privacy for advertisers and Internet companies. The legislation will govern methods of taking information from users online and using that information to target advertisements to them. On Tuesday, they will present the draft legislation.The timing is good for such an announcement given the worry over, among other things, Facebook’s recent changes that have caused fresh worry over privacy. According to the Wall Street Journal, two of the representatives working on the bill, Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) are posting the bill on their websites Tuesday. The plan is to accept feedback from readers for two months, then revise and submit it. Elements of the draft include the following.Internet and advertising companies, meanwhile, argue that any such bill risks damaging the $23 billion online advertising market. curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Disclosure of what information is collected and how, how it is used and who it is shared withOpt-outs for consumers.Restrictions on collecting financial, medical, government ID information and that of children Related Posts last_img read more

Should Facebook, Google or Amazon Own All of Your Data?

first_imgdavid strom But aside from the books, Amazon is already a big factor in other parts of my digital life. They offer DRM-free music, so I generally purchase my tunes from them rather than give Apple any more of my money. They have a great deal of transparency on what data on me that they have, but I have to look in separate areas in my account to see these collections. Yes, I can extract some of this data, but again, it isn’t easy. You can run reports against your orders and download a CSV, but that CSV doesn’t tell you what you actually ordered. You can save any purchased music content in the cloud and download to another machine, but again that isn’t smooth. Of the Big Three, unless you are a rabid book reviewer, Amazon doesn’t have much to do with your digital identity. That will change as they include their own browser on the newer Kindles that will track your searches and cache your Web content. And no one yet knows whether this information will be available to you outside of their ecosystem either.FacebookFinally, we come to Facebook’s ever-shifting landscape of privacy and content. I agree with Joe that you need to start hedging your social media bets and spreading your content around to other places. But I also see the perspective of some of our social media natives on our staff who get almost as much content from others in their social graph than they give, and I congratulate them on this achievement. But Facebook owns my social media identity on their system, and as many commentators have stated, you can’t really get it back. Yes, there are some ways to extract my social graph, and I can use services such as OX.IO and to synchronize and analyze who is my Facebook friend, and the enhancements this week allow me, if my time and patience allows, to stratify my vast network of friends into the folks that truly matter and those that are just hangers-on. Each of the three has its strengths and drawbacks. And sadly, we are stuck with this mish-mash of tools and services to manage our data for the time being. Maybe moderation isn’t such a bad idea after all. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Extracting this data is somewhat of a mixed bag. Not all Google services have well documented APIs or extraction tools: Gmail’s contacts, for example, will get you a CSV file with all your names, but none of the social graph, as it were, of what lists and other categories you have placed these names in. Or G+ just recently got its own API, but that doesn’t mean that you have much control over how you can resurface that content elsewhere. And when it comes to trusting Google with my digital identity, I do trust them, but somewhat warily. I use Google to host the email services on several of my domains, but I do that because they are free and they are good at it. But if someone else where to come along that had something better, I might consider switching. AmazonAmazon is very much a mixed bag and a work in progress from being an e-merchant to being a major Internet data owner. That is both their opportunity and their challenge. They already know what books I read and can recommend something that I might like, and have a great reading ecosystem that is crushing local bookstores, something that as a supporter of our local bookstores pains me to no end. With the announcements of Facebook’s “frictionless sharing” and Amazon’s Fire color Kindle, my colleagues Joe Brockmeier and Richard MacManus have both weighed in on their thoughts about where the modern Web is going. I think both opinion pieces hold some worthy points, but I have my own fears and thoughts. It comes down to whom do you trust more to own your data: Facebook, Google or Amazon. And while there are other choices (notably Microsoft and Apple, plus numerous smaller entities), my conclusion is that none of Big Three has the ideal set of circumstances here.In the ideal world, I want Amazon’s recommendation engine and cloud Google’s transparency and identity tools, and Facebook’s content well all mashed up, to give me the best of all possible worlds. Sadly, we are stuck with the wrong kind of mashup: Facebook’s privacy controls coupled with Google’s poor API documentation and Amazon’s scatter-shot notions of content controls. The problem is that unlike choosing where you live, it isn’t a binary choice of owning your own digital home or renting from someone else: your Web data and identity is spread across a vast, complex and ever-changing landscape. You might own one or more domains that use one or more Web services, such as blogs and content aggregators. You might rent a blog on or host your own blog using their software on your own server. You certainly rent your data from Facebook and other free social networking services. You don’t own it. And there are other dimensions, such as the digital tracks that you leave around the Internet with your searches, your purchases, your uploaded content and your conversations. All this means that there are three dimensions to this notion of data ownership and trust: How transparent is a vendor in what they collect on your actions and activities?How easy is it to extract this data to be used elsewhere, should you grow unhappy with anyone’s particular terms of service or policies?Who owns which part of your digital identity and what are the privacy implications of that ownership?Let’s look at the Big Three and see how they measure up in each of these dimensions. Google’s DashboardGoogle has done the best job of being the most transparent, with its Dashboard. In one place, you can see just about every interaction with their stuff: your searches, your Gmail emails, your collection of Picasa photos, your books purchased with their service, what blogs you have with and more. It is both sobering and somewhat disquieting to see how much of your electronic life is contained within the Googleplex. But at least you can go to one place and see the landscape readily. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts last_img read more

Embracing Social Computing….can it reduce security risks?

first_imgNext week I’ll post how Intel IT is embarking on a radical five-year redesign of Intel’s information security architecture, so keep comin’ back! Back in March, I posted a blog on the first of five very short (~1 minute) vblogs with our CISO, Malcolm Harkins. Malcom has some very distinct ideas on some hot industry topics, like cloud computing, IT consumerization, social computing, etc. The first vblog gave Malcolm’s perspective on security and cloud computing, the second one, embedded below, gives Malcolm’s unique point of view on security and social computing. In this vblog, Malcolm suggests we embrace social media and social computing to reduce risk.last_img read more

Blueprint: SDN’s Impact on Data Center Power/Cooling Costs

first_imgThe growing interest in software-defined networking (SDN) is understandable. Compared to traditional static networking approaches, the inherent flexibility of SDN compliments highly virtualized systems and environments that can expand or contract in an efficient business oriented way. That said, flexibility is not the main driver behind SDN adoption. Early adopters and industry watchers cite cost as a primary motivation.SDN certainly offers great potential for simplifying network configuration and management, and raising the overall level of automation. However, SDN will also introduce profound changes to the data center. Reconfiguring networks on the fly introduces fluid conditions within the data center.How will the more dynamic infrastructures impact critical data center resources – power and cooling?How Infrastructure Impedes the Data CenterIn the past, 20 to 40 percent of data center resources were typically idle at any given time and yet still drawing power and dissipating heat. As energy costs have risen over the years, data centers have had to pay more attention to this waste and look for ways to keep the utility bills within budget. For example, many data centers have bumped up the thermostat to save on cooling costs.These types of easy fixes, however, quickly fall short in the data centers associated with highly dynamic infrastructures. As network configurations change, so do the workloads on the servers, and network optimization must therefore take into consideration the data center impact.Modern energy management solutions equip data center managers to solve this problem. They make it possible to see the big picture for energy use in the data center, even in environments that are continuously changing. Holistic in nature, the best-in-class solutions automate the real-time gathering of power levels throughout the data center as well as server inlet temperatures for fine-grained visibility of both energy and temperature. This information is provided by today’s data center equipment, and the energy management solutions make it possible to turn this information into cost-effective management practices.Finding the Right Solution for Your Data CenterEnergy management solutions can give IT intuitive, graphical views of both real-time and historical data. The visual maps make it easy to identify and understand the thermal zones and energy usage patterns for a row or group of racks within one or multiple data center sites. Collecting and analyzing this information makes it possible to evolve very proactive practices for data center and infrastructure management. For example, hot spots can be identified early, before they damage equipment or disrupt services. Logged data can be used to optimize rack configurations and server provisioning in response to network changes or for capacity planning.Some of the same solutions that automate monitoring can also introduce control features. Server power capping can be introduced to ensure that any workload shifts do not result in harmful power spikes. Power thresholds make it possible to identify and adjust conditions to extend the life of the infrastructure. To control server performance and quality of service, advanced energy management solutions also make it possible to balance power and server processor operating frequencies. The combination of power capping and frequency adjustments gives data center managers the ability to intelligently control and automate the allocation of server assets within a dynamic environment.Early deployments are validating the potential for SDN, but data center managers should take time to consider the indirect and direct impacts of this or any disruptive technology so that expectations can be set accordingly. SDN is just one trend that puts more pressure on IT to be able to do more with less.The Urgency of OptimizationManagement expects to see costs go down; users expect to see 100% uptime for the services they need to do their jobs. More than ever, IT needs the right tools to oversee the resources they are being asked to deploy and configure more rapidly. They need to know the impacts of any change on the resource allocations within the data center.IT teams planning for SDN must also consider the increasing regulations and availability restrictions relating to energy in various locations and regions. Some utility companies are already unable to meet the service levels required by some data centers, regardless of price. Over-provisioning can no longer be considered a practical safety net for new deployments.Regular evaluations of the energy situation in the data center should be a standard practice for technology planning. Holistic energy management solutions give data center managers many affordable tools for those efforts. Today’s challenge is to accurately assess technology trends before any pilot testing begins, and leverage an energy management solution that can minimize the pain points of any new technology project such as SDN.This article originally appeared on Converge Digests Monday, October 13, 2014last_img read more

“End Homeopathy on NHS,” Say British MPs

first_imgIn a report released today, the United Kingdom’s House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has decided that homeopathy is nothing more than a placebo and should not be provided by the National Health Service, as it has been since its inception in 1948. The panel also recommended that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency—the U.K. drug safety watchdog—should stop licensing over-the-counter homeopathic medications that have not demonstrated their effectiveness in randomized controlled trials (i.e., all of them). These verdicts aren’t a complete shock since the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee comprises Members of Parliament who have chosen to sit on a committee established to monitor the scientific evidence base for government policy. The panel even went as far as to dismiss calls for further research, concluding that “there has been enough testing of homeopathy and plenty of evidence showing that it is not efficacious.” Furthermore, the report accuses the British Homeopathic Association (BHA), which had submitted evidence to the panel, of cherry-picking, and even, in one case actively misrepresenting, research into the treatment (a famous study that concluded its findings were “compatible with the notion that the clinical effects of homeopathy are placebo effects” was cited by the BHA as evidence of the treatment’s efficacy.) The MPs conclude that “advocates of homeopathy … choose to rely on, and promulgate, selective approaches to the treatment of the evidence base.” Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Atlantic ‘weather bomb’ opens new window on Earth’s interior

first_imgEarthquakes aren’t the only things seismologists listen for. Over the past decade, they have honed their talent for detecting the seismic waves generated by severe storms, including the echoes of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. Ocean swells from these storms rattle around, creating waves that drum the ocean floor and move into the mantle. They can even be picked up by seismometers on the other side of the world. Until now, this circuitous weather tracking system has mostly been limited to high-speed P waves, which pass through rock with straight compressive force; S waves, with their distinctive perpendicular sashay, have remained elusive. In a new study published this week in Science, however, researchers tracked a 2014 North Atlantic “weather bomb”—a cold-weather cyclone seen here pummeling the United Kingdom—with a pattern of P and S waves, picked up by an array of 202 borehole seismometers in Chugoku district in Japan. The technique, if repeated for other storms, could give geologists a new tool for studying Earth’s deep structures. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Blue Eagles misfire, lose confidence in defeat to Tamaraws

first_imgLATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “Can’t really tell you how, we just shot the ball badly,” said Baldwin, whose team went 3-of-10 in uncontested shots. “I thought we executed well in the first half.”And as Ateneo failed to find the bottom of the net on a consistent basis, the Tamaraws had a field day.FEU shot 31-of-63 from the field for 49 percentand converted 8-of-19 from deep.The Tamaraws also went 28-of-60, 47 percent, on their contested shots.“The big issue was our defense, FEU’s confidence was really great,” said Baldwin. “Almost all of their shots were contested and I don’t think our contests had any sort of vigor to them.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 “Our defense seemed to lack the last 10 percent of effort that it needs to have an impact on a good offensive team and tonight FEU was a good offensive team. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I think our confidence kind of went down,” said Baldwin after a 80-67 loss to the Tamaraws Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I hate to see that because with young kids you don’t ever want to see their confidence erode a little bit.”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 openingAteneo shot 26-of-71 from the field good for 37 percent and nearly half of those attempts were 3-pointers.The Blue Eagles chucked up 32 attempts from long distance and made just 10, but what made things difficult for the top seed were missing open shots. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ex-Blue Eagles Tolentino, Cani star for FEU in Final Four After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MOST READ Malditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo rarely saw its shots fall against Far Eastern University in their Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.What did go down was, as head coach Tab Baldwin said, the team’s collective confidence.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

Frazzled nerves: Bad habit of conceding late goals haunts India

first_imgIt is no longer a secret. In fact, India’s vulnerability in the closing stages of a hockey match is something that rivals bank on.And it has now become a habit for both the coach and the fans to hold their breath as the Indian hockey team tries to negotiate the final minutes of a match, they may be leading or even tied in.The last two games have once again established the Indian hockey team as ‘chokers’ in dying minutes. They conceded the winning goal to Belgium with about 12 seconds left on the clock and they did so again against England on Monday with 75 seconds left.Terry Walsh spoke of ‘crucial’ stages in the match and he could not have been referring to anything but the last few minutes when Indians seem most vulnerable. They seem to take their mind off the game and are virtually waiting for the hooter to go off. The ability to trap, to keep possession and play for last few seconds becomes a Herculean task for them.”We have lost the games in the crucial stages (meaning closing minutes) and I believe it is not something new. It has happened in the past but we need to get past that,” Walsh said.It has now become a problem of gigantic proportions. When asked if the fact they have been losing in ‘that stage’ is playing on their minds, Walsh said, “Probably.”It is something that Walsh has been working on. Before the team left for the Netherlands, he had talked about working on the psychological side of the players. He was quite clearly referring to ‘this’ aspect.advertisementMotivating a team after losing such games, as the ones against Belgium and England, is a tough ask for Walsh or for that matter, the skipper, Sardar Singh. But that is something they cannot give up on with matches coming up against Spain, Australia and Malaysia.After training on Tuesday morning, Walsh put up a brave face and said: “We are working on our strategy by analysing the mistakes made in the last two games and will try to change our game accordingly. These changes will also apply on rotation of players and goal scoring strategies. We are determined to give a great performance for the upcoming matches.”last_img read more

Need more time at Manchester United: Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he needs more time to build a team that can emulate the dominance in English football that former manager Alex Ferguson achieved during his time at the club.Mourinho took over from former manager Louis van Gaal last May and has seen mixed results with the former English Premier League (EPL) champions so far. (Also read: Manchester United to take up option to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract)The team has generally struggled to create goals with veteran Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic the main threat in their forwardline. The defence not exactly covered themselves in glory either.Of the 12 EPL goals that they have played so far this season, Manchester United have managed only 17 goals and have conceded 14. They currently lie at the sixth place in the EPL table with 19 points, nine behind current league leaders Chelsea.Mourinho, however, pointed out that Ferguson took four years to win his first major trophy in English football and insisted that it may take time for his managerial skills to have an impact at the club.Ferguson spent 26 years at Manchester United, during which he won 38 trophies, including 13 EPL titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League titles.”The best manager in the history of the Premier League needed a few years to build such a successful period. If the best needed that time, means that the others also need that time,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by the Independent on Wednesday.The former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager admitted that he is finding the going tough at Old Trafford, but insisted that he was prapared for the pressure of managing a big club.advertisement”The job is as difficult as I was expecting. I was not expecting the job was easy. I said that I wanted to try to win the EPL but at the same time I thought that was a risky approach with my words,” Mourinho said.”My words were not defensive with the risk. I knew it was going to be very difficult.”The 53-year-old, who has won the EPL twice with Chelsea, asserted that he wants to stay at Manchester United beyond his current three-year contract, but admitted that he will have to earn it by delivering results.”I am in the beginning of my contract. I am in the beginning of the process. Let’s go step by step,” he said..”If you ask me would I like to be successful in these three years, would I like to stay here for more time than these three years, then yes.”last_img read more

Ravindra Jadeja’s eatery in Rajkot raided, expired and fungus-induced food items found

first_imgIndia all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’ was raided by the food department of Rajkot Municipal Corporation on Friday.Apart from Jadeja’s restaurant, three other eateries, including a McDonald’s outlet was raided.Jadeja’s sister Naina, who looks after the restaurant, said that they used to preserve cooked food but from now on, they’ll destroy everything cooked on the same night.”Yes we had some quantity of boiled and cooked food. Only a few pieces of bread had gone stale. We used to preserve cooked food, but now we will ensure it is destroyed the same night,” Naina said.Naina added they didn’t find a crusher in the market but they’ll surely arrange for one now.”Also, we did not have a crusher. We could not find it in the market, but will make arrangements now. The food colours were meant to be used only for vegetable carvings and not in food.”According to reports, a total of 212 kg of food was discovered to be of poor quality while some did not have an expiry date. Fungus-induced bakery products and stale vegetables were also found in the restaurant.Along with Jadeja’s outlet, the other restaurants were also found guilty and have been warned. All the them have been issued a notice of four days to rectify their act and act according to the rules.Some reports claimed that Jadeja’s outlet had stored food in the freezer for a long period of time, which is why the food got stale.Jadeja is currently preparing for the ongoing Ranji Trophy as he wasn’t included in Team India’s T20I squad against Australia.advertisementlast_img read more

Why “Facebook movies” work

first_imgNo doubt you’ve seen the string of videos on your Facebook timeline—friends and family sharing their own social media time capsules. Facebook’s “A Look Back” movies offer personalized video montages to celebrate the social network’s 10th birthday. The videos are irresistibly sharable and have even struck a chord with the experts. Here’s what makes these videos work so well:They’re not focused on the organization. The folks at Facebook could have created something more focused on their platform and their accomplishments, but they knew that the real way to make us care about their birthday is by talking to us about, well, us.They tug at our heartstrings. Above all, emotion rules. From the sweet background music to the heavy rotation of photos, the videos capture our attention and pull us in. These videos, while driven by an algorithm, are mirrors of ourselves and heavily feature the things that matter most to us. They remind us of our progress. In keeping with the birthday theme, the videos allow us to look back and see how far we’ve come, whether we joined Facebook way back when or just last year. They connect us to something bigger. The shared experience of posting the videos and the highlights they capture help us see how we’re connected to one another. The idea of Mark Zuckerberg and company inviting us to celebrate this big milestone together underscores this feeling of community.In the process of accomplishing all of these things, these videos endear us more to the whole Facebook experience. Think about how you can emulate these qualities the next time you update your supporters on the progress you’ve made together.last_img read more

The Growing Field of Global Health: New Challenges and New Opportunities

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 6, 2012November 13, 2014Click 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)In a new post on the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals network, Global health is growing in prominence – now what?, Alanna Shaikh, a leading health and international development blogger, writes about the growing field of global health. Throughout the post, she explores important questions about the new challenges and opportunities that accompany the growth.From the post:Global health is changing – both in policy and practice. Thanks to new funding sources and some scary new health problems, it has got far more attention in the past decade than in the years before. People are more aware of global health issues now and the field is also growing in size, expanding far beyond its roots in tropical medicine and vaccinations. Pneumonia is a global health problem now, as are mental health disorders, and miscarriage.Global health’s prominence, however, also creates challenges. How do you keep up? Distribute your resources? If everything is a global health problem, does that devalue the whole concept? How do we know what really matters when so many things are global?Here’s one way to look at it: global health is more like a lense than a field. It’s a way of looking at health holistically, for the entire planet. It focuses on linkages – between individuals, communities and nations, and among health topics.Read the full post here.Share this:last_img read more

Integration of Maternal and Newborn Health Care: A Technical Meeting and Blog Series

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 15, 2014November 2, 2016By: Katie Millar, Technical Writer, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick 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)On September 9th and 10th, the Maternal Health Task Force and Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program convened experts in Boston to discuss maternal and newborn health integration. The meeting, “Integration of Maternal and Newborn Health Care: In Pursuit of Quality,” hosted about 50 global leaders—researchers, program implementers and funders—in maternal and newborn health to accomplish the following three objectives:Review the knowledge base on integration of maternal and newborn health care and the promising approaches, models and tools that exist for moving this agenda forwardIdentify the barriers to and opportunities for integrating maternal and newborn care across the continuumDevelop a list of actions the global maternal and newborn health communities can take to ensure greater programmatic coherence and effectivenessBiologically, maternal and newborn health are inseparable; yet, programmatic, research, and funding efforts often address the health of mothers and newborns separately. This persistent divide between maternal and newborn health training, programs, service delivery, monitoring, and quality improvement systems limits effectiveness and efficiency to improve outcomes. In order to improve both maternal and newborn health outcomes, ensuring the woman’s health before and during pregnancy is critical.Reviewing the Knowledge BaseThe meeting focused on a variety of themes as global experts led presentations and gathered for small group work to discuss next steps for integration of maternal and newborn health care. While little research thus far has been specifically devoted to maternal and newborn integration, it was shown that great inequity exists among maternal and newborn health interventions and that while about 90% of women receive at least one antenatal care visit, only slightly more than half deliver with a skilled attendant at birth, and about 40% receive postnatal care. These disparities along the continuum of care helped meeting participants identify service delivery points in need of strengthening and optimization to ensure the health of both the mother and newborn. Given the limited knowledge base, leaders were encouraged to strengthen the evidence by engaging in research to identify both the costs, and potential risks of integration.Opportunities and Barriers for IntegrationOverarching themes that emerged while evaluating integration at the meeting included optimization of service delivery points to prevent “content free contact” and the need for efforts to be context specific. There was broad consensus that programmatic and policy efforts for integration need to recognize and reflect the local environment and the capacity of the health system. The meeting concluded that integration should not be viewed as an intervention in and of itself, but rather as a method of reevaluating and designing health systems to effectively provide better maternal and newborn health care, ensure better outcomes, and incur less cost. In approaching integration in the future, it was made clear that some of the most important factors for integration include assessing and understanding contextual factors, as well as anticipating what the woman, family, and health care workers need and want.Case studies were presented from Ecuador, Nigeria, and the Saving Mothers Giving Life program. Each presenter evaluated approaches for integrating health systems, programmatic strategies, and service delivery in order to optimize maternal and newborn health outcomes. These case studies provided potential models for maternal and newborn health integration in future programmatic efforts.Actions for Greater Programmatic CoherenceLastly, and perhaps most importantly, small groups presented action items and next steps to strengthen the evidence for integration and promote integrated care so that no mother or newborn is neglected in programmatic efforts. These action items were created for three levels: facility and service delivery; national policy and programming; and technical partners and donors.Proposed action items include improving and redesigning health workforce training; ensuring quality improvement; integrating health information systems; aligning global maternal and newborn health initiatives; integrating advocacy tools for maternal and newborn health care; and unifying measurement frameworks.Join UsJoin us over the next two weeks as the Maternal and Newborn Integration Blog Series unfolds. This blog series will dive into the details of the meeting discussions and action items. In addition, meeting participants and speakers will share their reactions to maternal and newborn integration from a variety of perspectives.Share this:last_img read more

Emerging Priorities for Maternal Health in Nigeria: Surveying the Field

first_imgOther notable workshop presenters included: Alh Sani Umar Jabbi, a representative of the Sultan of Sokoto; Dr. Kayode Afolabi, director of the reproductive health division in the Federal Ministry of Health; Dr. Kamil Shoretire of TSHIP-USAID; Dr. Okoli Ugo, the project director of NPHCDA SURE-P MCH; Dr. Moji Odeku,country team leader of the NURHI project; Ansa Ogu, the director of health planning, research, and statistics at the Federal Ministry of Health; Emmanuel Otolorin, the country director of Jhpiego; and Dr. Kole Shettima, country director for the MacArthur Foundation.Sources: National Demographic and Health Survey, United Nations, White Ribbon Alliance, Population Council, Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health. Photo Credit: Schuyler Null/Wilson Center.This post originally appeared on the New Security Beat.Share this: Posted on February 20, 2015June 12, 2017By: Katrina Braxton, 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)“Nigeria’s population is only two percent of the world population, but we contribute about 10 percent of the maternal mortality,” said Oladosu Ojengbede, professor and director of the University of Ibadan’s Center for Population and Reproductive Health. [Video Below]Despite efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goal 5 – reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters compared to levels in 1990 and achieve universal access to reproductive health – Nigeria has seen only modest improvements to maternal health, said a panel of experts participating in both Abuja and Washington, DC in a live video conference supported by the Maternal Health Task Force and UNFPA, on December 17.The simulcast event was preceded by a day-long policy workshop in Abuja with 40 participants from a wide array of stakeholders, including the ministry of health, development partners, NGOs, traditional leaders, health organizations, and the media.Results from Nigeria’s most recent National Demographic and Health Survey indicate the maternal mortality ratio stood at 576 per 100,000 live births in 2013, compared to 800 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2003 – a 52 percent decline since 1990. Through roundtable discussions, participants identified five key factors to Nigeria’s maternal mortality that must be addressed to accelerate progress.Five Central ChallengesThe first roundtable, led by Dr. Chris Agboghoroma, secretary general of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria, identified quality of care as a critical area for improvement. “The quality of care in most public and private facilities varies significantly from poor to near excellence,” he said. This inconsistency causes women to lose confidence in health services and leads some to refuse services altogether. To improve quality, said Agboghoroma, Nigeria needs dedicated departments in the ministries of health with motivated staff to enforce standards in training institutions.The second roundtable focused on the provision of integrated services. Dr. Hadiza Galadanci, an obstetrician and gynecologist consultant, said the lack of skilled health care providers, poor infrastructure, and lack of commodities, like family planning, makes it difficult to provide integrated services for women at health facilities. She called for the full involvement of traditional and religious leaders and a more comprehensive curriculum for health workers. Workers should not only be trained in reproductive health services, family planning, or maternal health as individual specialties; they should be able to treat any woman that walks into a facility with a need, she said.Dr. Adesegun Fatusi, provost at Obademi Awolowo University, spoke for the third roundtable. He identified social determinants – such as poverty, child marriage, home delivery without aid or use of a skilled birth attendant, and cultural or religious opposition to family planning – to be consistent contributors to poor maternal health outcomes. There must be macroeconomic, “pro-poor” policies within the health sector that specifically address the poverty rate and provide social protection for the most vulnerable, he said. In addition, stronger legal provisions that protect against child marriage, engaging community leaders, and prioritizing education within households and throughout communities, especially for girls, is required to change social norms, said Fatusi.The fourth roundtable focused on knowledge gaps and research needs. Efficient data collection, reporting, and funding allows for the interpreting of maternal health trends and translation into policy, said Dr. Oluwadamilola O. Olagun, a project manager with the White Ribbon Alliance. In Nigeria, an estimated 38 percent of deliveries take place in health facilities, which means over 60 percent take place outside a facility. A mechanism for collecting maternal health data from all delivery points is therefore essential, she said.Often, there is also a disconnect between research findings and implementation, which delays progress. More government involvement is needed in research projects and the benefits of these findings need to be better articulated to the government, said Olagun.Ojengbede spoke for the fifth roundtable, which focused on policy. For maternal health policies in Nigeria to be more successful and sustainable they require political commitment and incorporation into legal frameworks, said Ojengbede. The ministries of justice, health, and civil service organizations working on maternal and child health play an important role. They must support legislation on the state and national levels to ensure accountability and implementation, he said, rather than relying on ad hoc efforts led by third parties.“Fertilizers to Improve the Fruits of Our Labor”“It is evident that Nigeria does not lack expertise or insightful discussions,” said John Townsend, vice president and director of reproductive health at Population Council, serving as a discussant in Washington, DC. “However, the issue of moving intervention to scale and getting services to people still needs to be addressed.”The importance of execution was well noted by workshop participants. Galadanci called for more comparative research that shows which programs are working in different states to determine which should be expanded. Ojengbede pointed out that Nigeria’s response to the Ebola crisis was very efficient; it created a national sense of emergency which spread awareness quickly. Likewise, the perception of maternal health must be changed so improving conditions for women and children is seen as a national duty for all.Ojengbede expressed optimism about the outcome of the workshop and Nigeria’s ability to tackle these important issues. “The government and fellow participants both 100 percent agree that the recommendations from this dialogue will be applied like fertilizers to improve and increase the fruits of our labor,” he said.Dr. Wapada Balami, director of the family health department in the Federal Ministry of Health, said the recommendations would be forwarded to the Honorable Minister of Health, who will set up a committee to advise him on the meeting’s results. “This will help in shaping reproductive, maternal, and newborn health policies in the country.”Event Resources:Presentations from AbujaPhoto GalleryVideo ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

How Surgery Can Treat and Cause Fistula

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 10, 2018August 1, 2018By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Mary Nell Wegner, Executive Director, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative; Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Vandana Tripathi, Deputy Director, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealthClick 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)Giving birth in low-resource settings comes with substantial risks to mothers and newborns. Women who experience prolonged or obstructed labor—in which the baby is blocked descending through the birth canal—and do not have access to high quality emergency obstetric and newborn care are at increased risk of developing obstetric fistula.The condition, an abnormal opening in the upper or lower female genital tract, leads to uncontrollable leakage of urine or feces. Many of these women have also had a stillbirth or developed other complications resulting from obstructed labor. Fortunately, obstetric fistula—a preventable condition that disproportionately affects the world’s poorest women—can be treated with skilled surgical care.Margaret, a 50-year-old mother of one, is among the women who received surgical fistula repair in Nigeria this year at a treatment center supported by the Fistula Care Plus project. In describing how she developed fistula, Margaret told staff, “After the doctor did a cesarean section and brought out my child, a few weeks later I could not control my bowel. I went back to the doctor … but he had no solution to the problem.”Iatrogenic fistula: A quality of care issueSurgery to treat obstetric fistula is often highly successful, but surgical error that occurs during other operations—such as cesarean section (c-section), hysterectomy or ruptured uterus repair—can lead to a similar condition: iatrogenic fistula.While the root causes of obstetric and iatrogenic fistula differ, both represent failures of the health system to provide women with timely, safe and appropriate care, and both have severe consequences.Women living with fistula experience unpleasant odor and wetness, often accompanied by pain, stigma, lack of autonomy and isolation. Many women with the condition must also grapple with poor mental health, relationship disruptions and economic challenges. Some women have reported pain, weakness and persistent stigma one year after fistula repair surgery.Fistula in any form has grave consequences for women as well as their children, families and communities. Evidence suggests that a growing number of genital fistula cases in low-income countries are being caused by surgical error, which means that more attention to iatrogenic fistula is urgently needed.While the exact global burden of iatrogenic fistula is unknown, the number of women with the condition appears to be increasing with the rise of obstetric and gynecological surgery around the world. In a study assessing nearly 6,000 women who underwent fistula repair surgery across 11 countries—from South Sudan to Afghanistan—about 13% of injuries were caused by surgical error. Recent reviews of fistula case records from three countries indicated large variations in rates—from 8% in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 27% in Bangladesh.Why is this happening?One of the main factors driving this trend is unsafe surgery. For surgery to be safe, it needs to involve a team of well-trained surgeons and other health care providers; a supportive health system; adherence to evidence-based policies and guidelines; access to anesthesia, essential drugs, supplies and equipment; hygienic conditions; electricity and a safe water source.But many health facilities in low-resource settings do not have some of the most basic resources, such as electricity and safe water. As Lauri Romanzi, project director of Fistula Care Plus, has said, “Nobody can work well, no matter how well-trained they are or personally motivated, when they don’t have an environment that works.”The role of rising cesarean section ratesAnother driver of the rising incidence of iatrogenic fistula is likely the growing pandemic of medically unnecessary c-sections.Researchers have been trying to understand what has been causing cesarean rates to skyrocket in so many countries and why rates between and among nations vary so widely—from less than 2% of births to greater than 40%. As this trend continues, more clinicians—especially those working in low-resourced facilities—will be confronted with conducting surgery under challenging conditions, possibly increasing the problem of iatrogenic fistula.Sustainable solutionsThere are three things we can do to reduce rates of iatrogenic fistula:Improve quality of surgical care. With the rapid expansion of surgical care in low- and middle-income countries must come improvements in quality of care. Advancing safe surgical practices for c-sections, hysterectomy and ruptured uterus repair is key to preventing more cases of iatrogenic fistula. The maternal health and safe surgery communities must collaborate to improve provider training, establish standardized surgical, anesthesia and obstetric criteria and routinely assess EmONC facilities for readiness and quality.Reduce unnecessary surgeries—such as c-sections—in the first place. In childbirth as in other health fields, averting unnecessary medical interventions is crucial. Strengthening the evidence base to support advocacy and empowering women to demand quality obstetric care are critical to prevent over-medicalization and, ultimately, reduce women’s chances of experiencing iatrogenic fistula. Additionally, providers themselves need support, through evidence-based guidelines for labor monitoring and clinical decision-making for delivery methods.Expand access to basic maternal health care. All women have the right to family planning to space desired births as well as quality midwifery services to reduce unnecessary c-sections and promote optimal birth outcomes.Standardizing classification and reporting of iatrogenic fistula is also necessary to better understand the scope of the problem, assess trends over time and respond effectively.Fortunately, Margaret accessed treatment and her iatrogenic fistula was repaired, but no woman should endure the pain and suffering of fistula—whether from childbirth or from unsafe clinical care. Surgeons and maternal health specialists must come together to ensure women’s access to health care that prevents and treats—but never causes—fistula.—This post was slightly edited and originally appeared on News Deeply | Women and Girls.Photo credit: Patients wait in a ward prior to undergoing obstetric fistula repair surgery at the Mulago Hospital in Kampala. AFP/Isaac Kasamani via Getty ImagesShare this:last_img read more

Key Takeaways for Maternal Health from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2018 Annual Meeting

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on July 27, 2018July 27, 2018By: Merce Gasco, Senior Technical Advisor, John Snow, Inc.; Natalia Vartapetova, Senior Technical Advisor, John Snow, Inc.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) held its annual clinical and scientific meeting in April 2018 in Austin, Texas. It was encouraging to see that woman-centered care and disparities related to health were part of this year’s conversation.In addition to disparities, the meeting addressed family planning services and postpartum contraception risk-management. Presentations and discussions centered around underlying causes and prevention of maternal mortality as well as the growing knowledge base and recommendations for cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment.The focus on women’s preferences, values and goals—such as shared decision making, preference-sensitive care and non-directive counseling—in addition to medical knowledge and evidence, prioritizes well-woman care and applies to emerging areas of work in low- and middle-income countries.Health disparitiesIn the United States (U.S.), the risk of pregnancy-related death for black women is three-to-four times higher than that of white women. As such, we were pleased that there was deep analysis of the social determinants of health by socioeconomic background, race and age. ACOG is a leader in developing guidelines and protocols in the U.S., and it is promising to see positive results in maternal outcomes and improvement in health services for women who continue to receive poor quality care. ACOG is now expanding its program and adapting its guidelines and protocols to address the specific issues found in low-resource settings, including rural and urban areas of poverty in the U.S.Family planning risk-managementWhen it comes to providing a contraceptive method to women, and adolescents in particular, ACOG encourages clinicians to consider the benefit of providing a contraceptive method immediately (preventing unintended pregnancy) and not to postpone contraception while waiting for test results or gynecological examination. If there are no evident contraindications, its new guidance suggests that providing contraception at the time a young woman asks for it is preferable. This is a significant step for women, and we hope providers adjust their protocols using these new recommendations.Postpartum family planningPostpartum family planning was emphasized as a way to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. There are a variety of options available. For example, as long-acting methods such as the intrauterine device (IUD) have become more acceptable for providers and women over the last few years, and postpartum insertion proven safe and effective, more obstetricians and gynecologists are being trained in the method. There has also been increased advocacy for the method, and insurance companies in some states are now covering the cost of a second IUD after the first is expelled postpartum.Postpartum hemorrhageAs previously stated, there are concerns related to the World Health Organization’s weak recommendation of the use of tranexamic acid for the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). ACOG supported treating PPH with misoprostol and oxytocin. The title of one of the sessions, Rethinking Postpartum Hemorrhage Management: The role of Simple Technologies in Expanding Access to PPH Management, emphasized continued use of proven treatments.We are pleased that ACOG continues to evolve on issues from social determinants of health to guidelines that meet women and girls’ immediate needs. The information shared at the ACOG meeting is very useful for agencies working to improve maternal health in the U.S. and globally.—Access key resources from the meeting>>Watch conference-goers discuss key takeaways from ACOG 2018>>Learn more about maternal health in the United States>>Share this:last_img read more

Oblak: Felix can be ‘one of the best’

first_imgPortuguese prodigy Joao Felix can become ‘one of the best’, according to Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.Atletico beat Leganes 1-0 in La Liga on Sunday courtesy of a second-half goal from Vitolo, who was played in by €120 million (£109m/$134m) signing Felix for the decisive strike.Oblak heaped praise on the 19-year-old’s performance while hailing the team’s game management across a contest in which they survived 10 attempts on goal from Leganes. 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? “I knew he had great talent, great potential,” Oblak said of the Portugal international, who joined from Benfica in the recent off-season.”The club has made a lot of effort to bring him here and we all agree that they have brought a high-quality player and that he can become one of the best, for sure.”At the moment he is playing very well and hopefully he continues like this, giving us joy.”It was a complicated game. Any team will have problems here against Leganes. “Vitolo came on and scored the winning goal but in general the whole team played in the best possible way. We have defended well, we have suffered.”It is important to know how to suffer because you cannot dominate the whole game.”Atletico coach Diego Simeone echoed Oblak’s comments about Leganes, against whom he fielded a back three rather than his usual four.The approach paid off as Atleti ground out a second win in as many games.Simeone told reporters: “We needed to win and tried to do so in different ways. We changed things around and we won.”Leganes never allow you to relax – they’re very strong at home.”Atletico had 58 per cent possession during the match but struggled to convert than into attacking chances with Leganes having 10 shots to six and winning nine corners to four.Having also achieved a 1-0 result against Getafe on opening weekend, Atletico currently sit second in La Liga behind Sevilla – who hold a plus-one goal difference advantage.They are also ahead of Real Madrid (third) and Barcelona (ninth) and will be keen to maintain that advantage when they host Eibar at the Wanda Metropolitano on September 1.last_img read more

Guardiola says Manchester City ‘couldn’t afford’ Kompany replacement

first_imgPep Guardiola has claimed that Manchester City could not afford to buy a replacement for Vincent Kompany, despite his team spending around £130 million ($158m) over the summer.City have something of an injury crisis at centre half after Aymeric Laporte went down with a knee injury Guardiola fears might be serious in Saturday’s game against Brighton.Central midfielder Fernandinho was forced into emergency service as John Stones was already absent through injury, though he is expected back after the international break. 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? Club captain Kompany was allowed to leave at the end of last season to become player-manager at Anderlecht, and no direct replacement was acquired.Harry Maguire was Guardiola’s top target but the Spaniard said his team couldn’t match the price local rivals Manchester United ended up paying, reported as £80m, and would have to look internally for the solution to their defensive woes.“We could not buy like our opponents or what teams offered us or asked of us for these players,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager told the press.“Of course, we spent a lot two seasons ago, but last season one player, this season a little bit more so we could not pay the money wanted.“But we have an alternative and sometimes when that happens the team unites better and we are going to find solutions to that.“The club works incredibly well in all departments and sometimes we cannot afford it like other teams afford it and that is all.”City have assembled a very expensive squad in recent years and added several players over the close season.They acquired Rodri, Joao Cancelo and Angelino, but, although all are defensive players, none are centre-backs.Guardiola acknowledged his team’s depth, but said the club had told him he had a budget he could not exceed.“We pay a lot of money for a lot of players, that is why we have a depth of squad with huge quality, be we cannot [sign a central defender],” he went on.“The club tell me you have a limit, you cannot go forward. Maybe in the future, but not now, you cannot do it.“I say OK, you cannot do it so we cannot do it so we are going with what we have.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Colin Cowherd Calls Out Michigan State Following Blowout Loss

first_imgColin Cowherd discussing something on his show.YouTube/Colin CowherdMichigan State suffered an embarrassing 38-0 loss to No. 8 Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. For a program and head coach that are so highly regarded, the Spartans simply weren’t competitive and looked completely outmatched.As a result, Colin Cowherd called out MSU and Mark Dantonio on Twitter.Check out what he had to say below.Michigan State gets smoked more than it should for a “good” program w a supposedly “good coach”— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 12, 2019 Ouch. But he may have a point.Dantonio is regarded as one of the top coaches in college football. But he has yet to help Michigan State fix its offensive woes.In one of the more confusing moves this off-season, Dantonio decided to retain his offensive staff. But he assigned them all to different roles.It clearly hasn’t worked.Michigan State ranks near the bottom of all major offensive statistical categories in the nation. Granted, the Spartans have played several very good defenses so far this season including Wisconsin’s and Ohio State’s.The Spartans managed to score just 10 points combined in those two games.Michigan State needs two more wins to go bowling this postseason. But it won’t be easy. The Spartans still have tough contests vs. Michigan and Penn State.Dantonio needs to figure out his team’s offensive issues if they hope to get back to contending.last_img read more

Immobile: Italy drought was weighing on me

first_imgCiro Immobile finally broke his drought for Italy, scoring his first international goal in two years to give his side a 59th-minute lead. They were pegged back by Teemu Pukki’s penalty 18 minutes from time, but Jorginho secured a sixth win from six Group J games after 79 minutes, slotting home another spot-kick. The Lazio striker admitted the barren spell played on his mind but said remaining clam was the key to him finding the back of the net again in international football.  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 “It was weighing on me so much, not scoring with this jersey,” he told Rai Sport. “So much has been said over the last two years, but I was calm and knew my moment would come. “People always tried to cause controversy around me, including with the coach, but there was no issue there. “It wasn’t easy to get a victory here, but after the disappointment of [failing to qualify for] the World Cup, we are back on track with Italy.” While happy to come through a game on the road with another three points, head coach Roberto Mancini said Italy were guilty of creating their own problems as they scraped past Finland on Sunday. “There was a little bit of suffering, but we created it ourselves,” he said. “We were dominating the game and gave away the ball cheaply. The team did very well overall, although we had a few scares when it was 1-1. “We must try to improve; these games are tough and make us stronger. It’s positive to dominate away from home when making five changes from the last match, so we have a lot of talent to draw from. “Our intention is to always attack. Naturally, that means you’re going to allow a few chances. We gave away the penalty on a ball that we shouldn’t have misplaced, so they put some pressure on, but we got back in front so it was a good performance.” Italy are in a commanding position in Group J, six points ahead of second-placed Finland after six rounds of matches. They’ll take on Greece in their return to the pitch in October.last_img read more

Lampard explains Pulisic absence for third game in a row

first_imgChelsea manager Frank Lampard has explained that his continued omission of Christian Pulisic is simply down to other players being preferred at the moment.Pulisic has now been an unused substitute in three straight games for the Blues, even after he left U.S. national team duty early to rejoin his team-mates in London this month. The 21-year-old was Chelsea’s lone new addition this summer, having signed for €64 million (£58m/$73m) from Borussia Dortmund in January and played the second half of last season on loan with the Bundesliga side.  Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Despite Chelsea’s inability to sign new players due to a transfer ban, Pulisic has recently fallen behind options already on the roster such as Mason Mount, Willian and Pedro. Following Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, though, Lampard insisted that the USMNT star would get his chances at Stamford Bridge. “I have a squad to pick from, he played before that in a few games,” Lampard said of Pulisic.”Willian has come back and looked sharp and good. I decided to go with Mason today. We needed to stay strong and play Mason high up the pitch. That’s my choices to make.”[Pulisic] will get ample opportunities. He is a young player as well. Everyone talks about Mason, Tammy [Abraham] and Fikayo [Tomori] but he is young and younger than some of them so his chances will come.”It has been suggested that Pulisic is struggling to adjust to his new surroundings in London and the Premier League, but Lampard has denied those claims.”It is not the case [that he hasn’t settled in],” Lampard said. “There’s Pedro, Ross Barkley and [Michy] Batshuayi on the bench.”[Batshuayi] deserves more minutes from the way he is training, those are unfortunate choices I have to make.”Overall, Pulisic has tallied one assist in four Premier League appearances this season, three of which have been starts. However, the winger has not played at all for Chelsea since a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United on August 31.That could change on Wednesday, however, as the Blues welcome League Two side Grimsby Town to Stamford Bridge in a Carabao Cup fixture.last_img read more

Wildside – A Book About Those Who Chose Nature

first_img Editors’ Recommendations It’s almost as hard to succinctly define the book Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers as it is to summarize the kind of people you will meet in its pages.We’ll start with the book, though. Wildside, published in 2016 by the Berlin-based publishing and creative agency Gestalten (or, more formally, Die Gestalten Verlag), is similar to many of the other artistic volumes the company has released over the past few decades in that design plays as big a role as content.Wildside is, in short, a beautiful book. From the careful curation of the pictures to the layout of text to the placement of quotes to the use of negative space, this is a book you will likely flip through in its entirety simply because every page is pleasant to behold. But it’s not a coffee table book. (Or at least not that alone, surely). 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny center_img Alongside the gorgeous pictures (which feature everything from remote forestland in Sweden, to scrublands in Spain, to mountain ranges from both coasts of America, to the occasional urban tableau), is prose that comes in several different forms. Some of it is short-form biography, telling the story of a pair of married nomads who live their lives on the road and in a tent, making their living as photographers with wedding shoots as their staple source of income (rather ironic, really, or at least a striking contrast: the ultimate curated society event vs. life lived without a permanent address). Other sections feature just a few sentences prefacing the photo essay to be found in the subsequent pages.As for the people profiled, beyond those wandering wedding photographers, you will find an honest-to-goodness gatherer or two — foragers living off the land and eschewing processed foods, even including bread — several hunters, artists, fishermen, and at least one chef who runs a world-renowned restaurant (that would be Magnus Nilsson, the brain behind Fäviken Magasinet in northern Sweden).Most of the characters in Wildside (and that’s not meant derisively, it’s simply accurate) are unusual and inspirational in equal measure. Reading about their lives won’t motivate most of us to abandon our climate-controlled homes and innerspring mattresses in favor of a tent or lean-to and a bed of pine boughs; instead, reading Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers helps us to understand why some people have.To be fair, while beautiful to behold and largely enjoyable to read, Wildside is not all that logically arranged: you have to flip through most of the book to find a given section or else know the name of the author whose section you want to read, and then check the list in the back of the book, which is arranged alphabetically by author’s first name. (Or else by topic, as in “Grain” or “Juniper Ridge.”) This can make flipping through the book for just a moment or two less satisfying than it might be, and you may well miss a topic or personality you would have found intriguing.Mirroring the lives of those profiled in Wildside, the point here isn’t to rifle through quickly, but rather to slowly absorb. If you have the time, you will find the interest, just keep reading. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Pornlast_img read more

Emery tips Willock to fill Ramsey & Wilshere voids at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery believes that Joe Willock has what it takes to fill the midfield voids that Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere have left behind. Ramsey was a stalwart at Arsenal but left the Gunners over the summer to join Juventus on a free transfer. Wilshere was also at Arsenal for 10 seasons before he left to link up with West Ham ahead of last season.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The duo, who patrolled the Arsenal midfield for much of the current decade, left an opportunity that young players like Willock are beginning to seize. The 20-year-old academy product has become a regular in the last year, making nine total appearances in 2019-20 and scoring three goals thus far. Emery is excited by Willock’s potential, and believes the young midfielder has what it takes to become a regular at the Emirates just like his predecessors. “Willock started the pre-season with us last year, I didn’t give him more minutes but he was with us in every game, working in training, playing matches in the cup and at the end of the season,” Emery said.“He deserved to start this season with the first-team and with us. My decision was after I saw him the last two months of last season working with us, his really big challenge was that Jack Wilshere left here, Aaron Ramsey left and he had to take that opportunity to be with us.“The last months of last year was the moment I spoke with him and said: ‘For you it is a big challenge in the new season to do differently and really show us you can take their position in this squad’.“I told him he is improving but he needs to not stop that improvement, we are working with him to improve even more.“But, if his progression keeps going the way it is going right now, I don’t know when he will stop and how far he can go.”Willock, alongside players like Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson, are demonstrating the strength that Arsenal have in their academy.“The very first thing I learnt when I came here was how historically important the academy and young players are to this club,” Emery said.“It is my responsibility to carry on that work from the academy and progress those players for when they arrive to the first-team, help them in training every day. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Giroud yet to discuss Chelsea snubs with Lampard

first_imgOlivier Giroud is yet to discuss his lack of game time with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, with the World Cup winner prepared to offer a helping hand to Tammy Abraham for now.The 33-year-old striker has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge as academy graduate Abraham, with eight Premier League goals to his name this season, has taken on the No. 9 shirt and a leading role for 2019-20.Giroud has been restricted to five appearances as a result, with Michy Batshuayi used ahead of him in a 4-1 victory over Southampton. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The France international has aired a sense of frustration in the past, but says no answers have been sought from Lampard as competition for places has to be accepted.Giroud told The Athletic: “There are two reactions to being left out of the side. There is one where you put your head down, start complaining that you’re not playing.“The other way is you transform that frustration over not playing into a positive energy. You need to maintain a good feeling to bounce back, to show your character. That is what I try to do at training every day.“I’m a competitor. It takes a lot more to get me down. I will always fight to get back in the team. Have I spoken to Frank? No, not yet. I have nothing to say, because Tammy is doing so well. It is difficult to get a striker out of the team when he is being this successful and scoring regularly.“I just have to stay focused, to keep concentrating on what I have to do in training and show I’m ready for whenever the manager needs me.”Tammy Abraham Chelsea 2019-20Rather than sulk at his current situation, Giroud says he has been offering words of advice to Abraham, with the 22-year-old starring for the Blues and back in the senior England squad.“It’s true that competition at Chelsea is tough,” he added.“But it’s good for the team, for us to be there to step up. It helps to have players like myself that want to be back in the team and never give up.“Tammy is doing very well now. He is very efficient up front. What can I say? I’m just waiting for my turn. I work hard in training with a good spirit. If the manager needs me, I will look to be efficient.“Have I been helping Tammy? Yes. He is still a young player and is having a good moment. I am happy for him. He reminds me of myself when I was starting out in my career. He is precocious. He is doing very well at a young age. I am delighted for him. If I can help him to carry on, I will.“But I will try to push him, again and again, not to be in the comfort zone. I will always try to score a lot. There is a good competition between us.”Chelsea will return to action after the international break with a home date against Newcastle on October 19. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

‘Man Utd need Kane as part of £300m spend’

first_imgManchester United need to be looking at spending around £300 million ($370m) on new players, says Lee Sharpe, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane for £200m ($246m) the kind of deal they should be targeting.The Red Devils invested heavily again over the summer, bringing in Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.They did, however, sanction a number of outgoings as well and are not considered to have greatly improved the collective quality at Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Recent results have highlighted that point, with pressure mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the general consensus is that more marquee additions are required.Former United winger Sharpe is of that mindset, with it his opinion that the Red Devils need to be splashing the cash on proven talent such as Spurs star Kane.He told talkSPORT when quizzed on what it will take to fix an underperforming squad: “I think you are looking at least £300 million.“You need someone like a Harry Kane for £200m/£220m that is going to score you 25 goals a season and you’ve got a different outlook in the team.“So it is not going to be a cheap one.“It’s difficult to keep up with the likes of Man City and Liverpool when they’ve set such high standards.“You’ve got to stop comparing this team to Liverpool and City and great United teams of the past and give them the chance to grow and educate themselves and become potentially what they could be in a year or 18 months’ time.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United 2019-20While adding his voice to those who have questioned United’s on-field recruitment in recent years, Sharpe also believes that poor decisions have been made off the field.He was never convinced that Solskjaer is the right man for a high-profile coaching post, but believes faith now needs to be shown in the Norwegian during a lengthy rebuilding process.The ex-England international added: “The last three managers, and the last three ways of doing things, have all not worked, so I don’t think it is just the managers.“You’ve got to look at who is appointing the managers and who’s running the club from the top.“This is another way of doing it, with Ole and playing youngsters and getting lads through the academy and getting rid of players like [Romelu] Lukaku and [Alexis] Sanchez and [Ander] Herrera.“It is another avenue and they’ve got to trust what they are doing.“Otherwise it’s another change at Christmas and it all starts from the beginning again.”last_img read more

Out and About: Festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeon

first_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Published: August 29, 2018, 9:48pm Share: Prevalent in the Columbia River, the sturgeon is a primitive fish that has not changed substantially since it emerged millions of years ago. Sturgeon are a long-lived species, reaching five to six feet in length by the age of maturity. A few sturgeon in the Columbia River have been verified to be over 80 years old.Vancouver Wildlife League meets Sept. 5The Vancouver Wildlife League will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the WDFW Region 5 Office in Ridgefield. The public is invited to attend.Members can bring old fishing gear to be refurbished and donated to kids that want to learn to fish. There will be a raffle held for two kokanee trolling rods, and Chris White will talk about the upcoming pheasant releases for the western Washington pheasant release program.Hunting Prospects available for upcoming seasonsSeptember marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl, and upland game birds in many areas of the state. To help hunters have a successful hunting season, The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released its annual Hunting Prospects, which provide guidance and hunting information for each district. By Columbian news services Share: The Hunting Prospects can be found on the WDFW website at has also launched a hunting regulations web map, which allows hunters to find permit and general season hunts based on location, date, weapon choice, and more.Although some game populations are still recovering from the harsh winter of 2016-17, recent surveys indicate 2018 should be another good year of hunting. The Columbia River ecosystem and its primitive inhabitant, the sturgeon, will be honored here Saturday, Sept. 15, at the 22nd Annual Sturgeon Festival.The free, one-day festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver. The festival is hosted by the City of Vancouver in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).While sturgeon have top billing, the popular festival features a variety of entertaining and educational activities for all ages. Special events include a live reptile show, two live bird shows, Eartha the Ecological Clown, and from 3-4 p.m. a group walk to the Columbia River.WDFW will also dissect several species of fish to give festivalgoers an understanding of the sturgeon’s unique anatomy. For a schedule of events, see the City of Vancouver website. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. GO Out and About: Festival celebrates Columbia River sturgeonlast_img read more

360Preps Podcast: Reflections and predictions midway through football season

first_img (360) 735-4548 Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GO Share: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. @col_mrice By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor Published: October 3, 2018, 8:02pm center_img Micah Rice Columbian Sports Editor Click on SoundCloud link to listen Share: 360Preps Podcast: Reflections and predictions midway through football seasonlast_img read more

Asia Illuminated: Insider Access as Only Abercrombie & Kent Can Arrange

first_imgA&K’s Luxury Tailor Made Journeys feature expert recommendations for custom travel to  25 countries in Asia & the Pacific  April 18, 2017-  Planning a trip to Asia, Earth’s largest and most populous continent with more than 2,000 different languages can be a daunting experience, even for an experienced traveller. Abercrombie & Kent’s offices across the region share their expertise in Luxury Tailor Made Travel to Asia, India and the Pacific, an insider’s guide to the world of custom travel featuring iconic sites, as well as places not on everyone’s radar, each selected by A&K’s local experts for their distinctive character. “As the first international tour operator in China in 1983, we have the deep roots and long-established relationships in Asia that are required to curate exclusive insider access experiences,” explains Abercrombie & Kent President Keith Baron. “This Tailor Made portfolio provides a starting point for our Travel Consultants to personalize an itinerary that reflects the guests’ interests, from art and architecture, to active adventures, or local culinary specialties.” Delve into China’s emerging contemporary art scene with visits to Beijing’s Factory 798 and Shanghai’s M-50 art galleries. Rise to meet the dawn (and beat the crowds) at Beijing’s majestic Temple of Heaven during a private lesson with a tai chi master. Take a scenic helicopter flight to view Mount Everest. Embark on a thrilling Vespa tour through Ho Chi Minh City at night, sampling iconic Vietnamese fare en route. Celebrate a coming-of-age ritual as you sponsor an aspiring young Burmese monk’s entry into the monastery. Gain insider access to Jaipur’s City Palace, touring rooms normally closed to the public. Abercrombie & Kent has experienced Travel Consultants dedicated to Tailor Made travel in Asia and Australia. Each is an expert who can offer personal recommendations because they have spent time in the region themselves. The portfolio features recommended itineraries highlighting historic cities, can’t-miss sites — as well as hidden gems — and the finest hotels and restaurants. Every itinerary is developed in consultation with A&K’s 15 offices across the Asia Pacific region. An Authentic Local PresenceOrchestrating every Luxury Tailor Made Journey is one of A&K’s renowned local guides: lifelong residents who know the ins and outs of every stop on the itinerary. Each holiday is also supported by a host of dedicated A&K personnel who guests may encounter briefly — or never meet at all — from the representative who greets them at the airport (transfers are always included), to the staff behind the scenes who make the journey run without a hitch. A&K’s on-the-ground experts have inspected hundreds of hotels, including five-star properties; charming, one-of-a-kind boutique hotels; and family-friendly hotels with all-ages amenities. This firsthand knowledge makes it possible to recommend the perfect choice for each guest. As luxury pioneers in Asia, Abercrombie & Kent earns recognition and praise from travellers and travel professionals alike; named World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards; Best Luxury Tour Operator by Travel Weekly and Global Traveler; and Best FIT Operator by Luxury Travel Advisor. For more details on Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Tailor Made Travel to Asia, India & the Pacific contact a travel professional or call 800 554 7094 to speak to an A&K Tailor Made Travel Consultant. read more

Insight Vacations Unveils 2018 Europe Premium Journeys Collection

first_img~ Showcasing ‘The Art of Traveling in Style’ with 70 immersive and authentic experiences   RYE, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2017 – Insight Vacations®, the award-winning leader in premium escorted journeys, has unveiled its brand new 2018 Europe Premium Escorted Journeys collection, with over 100 unforgettable guided vacations which feature 70 unique Insight Experiences. To enable guests to experience destinations in a way that matches their personalities and desires, they can choose from four distinct itinerary styles, including Discovery Journeys, Regional Journeys, Country Roads® and Easy Pace®. Guests enjoy seamless, stress-free travel at stylish, hand-picked hotels in desirable locations, such as the elegant Splendid Venice-Starhotels Collezione boutique hotel, a five-minute stroll to San Marco Square and the Rialto Bridge. Deliciously authentic cuisine is also featured on all of Insight’s guided journeys, with a varied menu of dining choices and several new experiences including Dine-At-Home with local foodies, and Farm-to-Table meals showcasing the best regional produce. Insight’snew partnership with VizEat connects travelers with local hosts and like-minded guests from across the globe and reinforces its ethos of small-group camaraderie. “For the launch of our 2018 European collection, we are excited to highlight the outstandingInsight Difference. It has been our personal mission for almost 40 years to create magical experiences for travelers through the services of our passionate Travel Directors and team members,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Insight Vacations. “Our 70 European Insight Experiences are incredibly authentic and are a curated collection of memories-in-the-making by connecting our guests with local people, unique activities and expert insights to bring each destination to life.” The eight amazing new 2018 European Discovery trips range from 10 to 17 days and offer a variety of engaging experiences to Europe’s most desired destinations. From iconic cities to trendy locales, this trip style offers a total of 12 different itineraries to 12 countries, including the culinary hotspot of San Sebastián and the five coastal villages of Cinque Terre. The eight new journeys are as follows: Taste of Europe (10 days)Flavors of Europe (10 days)European Rhapsody (11 days)European Flair (13 days)European Dream (12 days)Splendid Europe (15 days)European Discovery (17 days)Mediterranean Journey (17 days) Here are some of the highlights of the ‘European Dream’ Discovery Journey: Spending two nights in each destination, guests will enjoy a leisurely journey where they will savor authentic regional meals and meet engaging locals. Starting in Venice, the magical La Serenissima, they will learn age-old Venetian traditions from a local gondolier, and the exquisite art of glass blowing with a skilled artisan. In the clifftop Umbrian town of Orvieto, acclaimed author and chef Lorenzo Polegri invites guests inside his kitchen for a hands-on Etruscan cooking demonstration where he shares his pasta-making secrets while using the freshest ingredients and herbs. In Tuscany, literary lovers will meet their Local Expert for a guided visit to the house of Italian Renaissance author Niccolò Machiavelli and enter the private quarters where he wrote his notable book, The Prince. They will also taste locally made wines in the writer’s underground cellar. Guests continue onwards to Lucerne and embark on a scenic trip by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn, where they will meet a Swiss rangerto learn about the local wildlife. This memorable journey culminates in the City of Light with a behind-the-scenes guided walk led by a local Parisian foodie, where guests will sample delicacies at a boulangerie, a pâtisserie, a fromagerie and a chocolatier. On the final night, a memorable Celebration Dinner will be held at Le Petit Prince de Parisrestaurant, located in a building in the historic Latin Quarter where delicious home-cooked cuisine and French wines have been served for centuries. In celebration of the new premium journeys collection, travelers can enjoy 10% savings with Insight’s Early Payment Discount. A $250 per person air credit towards economy or premium economy flights is also available for select journeys. For more information, agents can contact Insight Vacations at 800-582-8380 or Insight pays a minimum of 10% commission on land.  Join the conversation on social media using our hashtag #INSIGHTMOMENTS  About Insight VacationsAs a global leader in premium escorted travel, Insight Vacations® has been crafting magical journeys for almost 40 years that embody The Art of Traveling in Style™. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcases the most outstanding destinations in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly-skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to traveling in smaller groups, savoring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences. To find out more, visit About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation ’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. Founded by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, TTC, to date TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. As an official Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, TTC is dedicated to bringing the industry together with a shared goal of benefiting local communities and the environment. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at read more

NCL Reveals Fall/Winter 2019/20 Itineraries, Featuring New Ships in North American Homeports

first_imgGuests can enjoy cruising from their favorite homeports on some of the newest ships at sea, with itinerary highlights including Norwegian Bliss sailing to the Bahamas from New York; Norwegian Getaway cruising to the Western Caribbean from New Orleans; Norwegian Breakaway sailing to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral; and the youngest ship to be based in San Juan with Norwegian Epic cruising to the Southern Caribbean  MIAMI – January 16, 2018 – Amidst the current winter chill gripping much of the nation, Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed selections from the fleet’s fall/winter 2019/20 deployment, which will feature a plethora of warm weather escapes to tropical paradises in the Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida and South America, as well as fall foliage sailings in Canada & New England. Most of the brand’s largest and newest vessels will each call a new city home in 2019. Norwegian’s unique and varied new itineraries, all of which feature the line’s signature cruising experience that allows guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation, will open for sale tomorrow, January 17 for returning guests and will be available to the general public on Thursday, January 18. “We are delighted to unveil this curated rich mix of our guests’ favorite itineraries with new deployment to exotic destinations that will bring new ships and new experiences to almost all of our homeports,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Whether a guest has sailed with us many times in the past or they are a first-time cruiser, there is something new for everyone to experience in 2019 and 2020 aboard a Norwegian cruise.” Bahamas & FloridaThe all-new Norwegian Bliss, launching summer 2018, will lead the youngest fleet sailing to the Bahamas from the Big Apple for the winter 2019/20 season. Custom built for the ultimate cruising experience, Norwegian Bliss will boast an array of delectable dining with 27 different options, exhilarating activities like a two-story electric racetrack, and show stopping performances from Broadway’s best including Jersey Boys. The newest and largest ship sailing from New York, Norwegian Bliss’ winter 2019/20 itineraries will offer guests the most cruise options and widest range of itineraries, with 18 different cruises including seven and eight-day Bahamas & Florida sailings, along with longer 12 and 14-day cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean during the heart of winter, providing a warm weather respite during the coldest months of the year. Norwegian Bliss will homeport in the heart of Manhattan beginning on November 24, 2019 and set sail each Sunday to the warm turquoise waters of  Bahamas & Florida, bringing guests the best of beaches, theme parks and sunshine on seven and eight-day cruises, with calls in Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral); Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay, which is currently undergoing enhancements that will include a luxury lagoon area for Haven guests, a new zip line and more; and a call to the popular tropical island of Nassau, Bahamas. Norwegian Gem, fresh from a bow-to-stern enhancement in late 2015 that brought new décor and new venues like the popular Sugarcane Mojito Bar, will kick off the 2019 holiday season with an eight-day Bahamas & Florida cruise from New York on December 13, 2019. This popular family-friendly itinerary includes an overnight stay and two days in Orlando and the Beaches (Port Canaveral), a day at Norwegian’s private island Great Stirrup Cay, and a call in Nassau, Bahamas. Those looking for a quick winter getaway to ease into the New Year over a long holiday weekend can sail away on Norwegian Dawn from Tampa for a five-day Bahamas & Florida cruise departing January 16, 2020. This one-of-a-kind itinerary features sun drenched ports and white sand beaches, with calls in Key West, Nassau, Bahamas and Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, which recently debuted enhanced facilities, new dining options, premium cabana furnishings and more family-friendly amenities. Caribbean On December 1, 2019, Norwegian Bliss will begin a 12-day journey to the Southern Caribbean, calling on the region’s most iconic destinations including San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; and St. John’s, Antigua. Norwegian Bliss will also offer a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise on January 19, 2020, that will additionally call in Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Guests looking to cruise to the tropical rainforests and stunning dive sites of the Western Caribbean on an extended 14-day vacation at sea aboard Norwegian Bliss have two departure dates to choose from: January 5 and February 2, 2020. This spectacular itinerary includes it all, from theme parks to Mayan ruins, with calls in Orlando & the Beaches (Port Canaveral); Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. Guests cruising from New Orleans will have the opportunity to experience some sisterly love with Norwegian Breakaway in 2018 andNorwegian Getaway in 2019. For the first time ever, Norwegian Getaway will sail a mix of seven, nine and 12-day cruises to the Western Caribbean from New Orleans beginning November 8, 2019. After fun in the French Quarter, guests can hop aboard the youngest and largest ship sailing from New Orleans for a journey to sun and sand with calls on Costa Maya, Mexico; Harvest Caye, Belize; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica on her nine-day voyages. With her mermaid hull guiding the way, Norwegian Getaway’s seven-day Western Caribbean cruises will visit Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; and Harvest Caye, Belize. Those looking to explore deeper into the wonders of the Western Caribbean can opt for Norwegian Getaway’s 12-day cruise, which will feature calls on Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; and Harvest Caye, Belize. For the first time ever, guests will have the opportunity to experience a cruise from San Juan aboard the popular Norwegian Epic. From December 8 through March 15, Norwegian Epic will be the youngest contemporary ship and largest ship homeporting in San Juan. The incredible ship will sail the Southern Caribbean on seven-day voyages with calls featuring sapphire blue waters and warm winter sun in Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Castries, St. Lucia; and Basseterre, St. Kitts, as well as Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John’s, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on 10 and 11-day cruises. With 22 dining options and 20 bars and lounges, Norwegian Epic will offer guests more options than any other ship cruising from San Juan. Following a year and half stay in New York, Norwegian Escape will return to the city of her christening, Miami, on November 23, 2019 and sail seven-day Western Caribbean cruises through April 18, 2020. The 4,200 guest Norwegian Escape features 27 dining options, 21 bars and lounges, as well as the largest Aqua Park and Ropes Course at sea. The ship’s seven-day Western Caribbean cruises will visit Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; and the incredibly popular Harvest Caye, Belize. Harvest Caye is a new Belizean port-of-call that features the only cruise ship pier in Belize, a two-story Flighthouse with zip lines and suspension bridges, a street-style local artisan market and opportunities for guests to visit mainland Belize on excursions to the Mayan Ruins, rafting and more. Norwegian Breakaway will extend her stay in the Sunshine State by repositioning from Miami to Port Canaveral, arriving on November 23, 2019. As one of the largest ships to homeport in Port Canaveral, Norwegian Breakaway will spend her winter 2019/20 season sailing seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries every Saturday. The perfect vacation for the young and young at heart, guests can experience the bustling theme parks and excitement of Orlando then head to the coast for a relaxing cruise vacation aboard the beautiful Norwegian Breakaway, which features 27 dining options, more dining options than any other ship departing from Port Canaveral. The ship’s Western Caribbean cruises will offer guests an array of beautiful, tropical destinations including Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico. During Norwegian Breakaway’s Eastern Caribbean sailings, guests will cruise to some of the most popular ports of call in the region including St. Thomas, USVI; Tortola, BVI and Norwegian’s very own exclusive, private island, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Norwegian Dawn will round-out the line’s deployment in the Sunshine State with her return to Tampa, with cruises departing from the west coast of the peninsula from November 24, 2019 through March 22, 2020. The recently renovated Norwegian Dawn will sail primarily seven-day Western Caribbean cruises where guests will be able to explore a variety of ports-of-call including Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and the beautiful Harvest Caye, Belize. Norwegian Gem will return to the Big Apple for her winter 2019 season from November 22, 2019 to March 16, 2020. Norwegian Gem will sail a variety of 10 and 11-day Southern Caribbean itineraries and one 14-day cruise from New York with ports-of-call that will include some the Caribbean’s most sun-kissed destinations including Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. John’s, Antigua; St. Thomas, USVI; and Castries, St. Lucia. Canada & New EnglandNorwegian Escape’s year and a half stay in the Big Apple would not be complete without her venturing through the fall foliage and the quintessential colonial sites in Canada & New England. Throughout the month of September 2019, Norwegian Escape will offer four roundtrip seven-day cruises from Manhattan to the picturesque Canadian coastline, with calls in Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick; and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Panama CanalNorwegian Dawn and Norwegian Gem, two ships which underwent extensive bow to stern renovations as a part of the Norwegian Edge®program, will both offer a selection of bucket-list cruises through the Panama Canal. Norwegian Gem will cruise from New York to San Francisco on a 20-day journey departing on January 4, 2020, and then back from the Bay City on a 21-day cruise to the Big Apple departing on January 24. Along these incredible coast-to-coast voyages, guests will experience: the sun and fun of the Caribbean with stops in Curacao and Aruba; the vibrant culture and cuisine of South America in Colombia; the adventure and eco-wonders of Central America with calls in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala; the warm hospitality of Mexico; and the fun and fare of Southern California. Norwegian Dawn will sail a one-of-a-kind 15-day cruise from New York to Tampa to the Panama Canal, departing on November 9, 2019. The unique open jaw sailing aboard Norwegian Dawn will feature calls on Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia; a daytime transit of the Panama Canal, followed by calls in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatán, Bay Island, Honduras; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Costa Maya, Mexico. Norwegian Dawn will also sail a 14-day roundtrip Panama Canal cruise from Tampa departing on December 1, 2019, with stops in some of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean and Central America including George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Cartagena, Colombia; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, among others. South AmericaGuests looking to explore the stunning beauty, vibrant culture and adventure of South America can do so on the newer and larger Norwegian Star, which replaces Norwegian Sun, beginning December 2019.  Norwegian Star will sail South America for the winter season in 2019 and 2020, offering 14-day sailings from Santiago (San Antonio), Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The Eastbound itineraries depart from Santiago on December 21, January 18 and February 15, while the Westbound depart from Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 4, February 1 and February 29, 2020.  These spectacular journeys offer guests jaw-dropping scenery, from volcanos to alpine lakes, waterfalls and glaciers to wildlife viewing, ancient cave paintings and more, with calls in Puerto Montt, Puerto Chacabuco, and Punta Arenas, Chile; Stanley, Falkland Islands; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia, Argentina. During these bucket list cruises, guests will also sail the Patagonic Channels, majestic Chilean Fjords, the famous Strait of Magellan; Beagle Channel, Canal Moraleda and a bucket list sail around Cape Horn. For more information on these incredible vacation experiences or to book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, contact a travel professional or call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit  About Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising.  Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pool and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time and experience up to 27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand’s 15 ships. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the tenth consecutive year, “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the sixth consecutive year, the “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fifth consecutive year, as well as “World’s Leading Cruise Line” and “North America’s Leading Cruise Line” both for the second straight year by the World Travel Awards. Norwegian’s next new build, the highly anticipated Norwegian Bliss, will be delivered in April 2018 featuring many firsts-at-sea for the global market including the largest race track at sea, award-winning Broadway entertainment, two observation lounges for guests to enjoy stunning ocean and glacier views and more.  Norwegian will introduce an additional new “Breakaway Plus” Class cruise ship in 2019 and has four additional ships on order for delivery beginning in 2022, with an option to introduce two more ships in 2026 and 2027. For further information on Norwegian Cruise Line visit; contact us in the U.S. and Canada at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784); or follow us on the following social channels for the latest company news & exclusive content: Facebook, Instagram and Youtube: @NorwegianCruiseLine; Twitter and Snapchat: @CruiseNorwegian; and WeChat: @gonclcn. High resolution, downloadable images are available at read more

Crystal Ravel Joins Crystal River Cruises Fleet

first_imgThe new luxury ship will set sail on European rivers next month   MIAMI, April 12, 2018 – The fifth luxury vessel for Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, was officially handed over to the company today in Wismar, Germany. Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber, took the “keys” to Crystal Ravel, welcoming the ship to the award-winning fleet ahead of its maiden voyage next month. The handover ceremony for Crystal Ravel took place at MV WERFTEN shipyard, where each of her predecessors were built. Joining Wolber were Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and CEO of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong (GHK), Colin Au, group president of GHK, and Jarmo Laasko, Managing Director of MV WERFTEN. They were joined by the ambassador of Malaysia, Sarah Nava Rani Al Bakri Devadason, who attended as the guest of honor. “We are thrilled to welcome Crystal Ravel to the fleet, which will further expand the many choices our guests have for experiencing luxury on the rivers of Europe,” Wolber said. “Since launching Crystal River Cruises two years ago, our ships and their dedicated staff and crew have consistently raised the bar of excellence in the industry. Once again, I thank the experts at MV WERFTEN for their continued partnership and for sharing our commitment to building and delivering award-winning vessels.” “Crystal Ravel is the fourth river cruise ship that was built at our shipyard – a ship that combines comfort and elegance with the highest standards in safety and navigation,” said Jarmo Laakso, Managing Director of MV WERFTEN. “Within eight months we were able to deliver four river ships to Crystal River Cruises. I would like to thank all of MV WERFTEN’s employees, our partners and the Crystal team for this achievement.” Crystal launched its Crystal River Cruises experiences in 2016 with Crystal Mozart and was quickly voted “Best River Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards after only one year in operation. The new ships comprise the first and only all-suite, all-balcony, all-butler ships on Europe’s rivers, boasting all categories of accommodations above the water line. Crystal Ravel joins Crystal River Cruises approximately one month after her sister ship, Crystal Debussy, was received by the company at the shipyard. Crystal Debussy embarked on her maiden voyage last week on April 9 from Amsterdam. Crystal Ravel embarks on May 10 from Basel to Vienna, and sails itineraries along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers visiting medieval towns and cosmopolitan hubs in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia. Like her newly built sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Debussy, the 106-guest Crystal Ravel offers Crystal’s acclaimed butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, Panoramic Balcony-Windows™, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories, ETRO robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs. Additional enticing features include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside. As with all Crystal River Cruises voyages, more than 200 inclusive shore-side adventures enhance the journey. Each river itinerary also feature inclusive Signature Events – special events that offer rare access and musical performances in iconic landmarks including Vienna’s Belvedere Palace, Linz’s St. Florian Monastery, Rüdesheim’s Monastery Eberbach, and others. To ensure that every detail of each experience is in line with Crystal’s exacting standards of service, excursion group sizes are limited to no more than 15 guests; for larger groups, guides are available to lead the tours in German, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages upon request. Crystal Collection shore excursions offer guest transport to iconic sites and regions via spacious motor coaches that include free WiFi.  About CrystalThe world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service. Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships, the Crystal Endeavor expedition yacht and an entirely new class of ocean ships over the next five years. Celebrating more than 27 years of excellence, 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 24 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 readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel professional, call 888.799.2437, or visit Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.last_img read more

Gov’t Provides $55 Million for Portland Farmers; Moves to Protect Lands

first_imgStory Highlights Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon, Karl Samuda, said that $30 million was allocated by Cabinet to assist the farmers to purchase seeds, fertilisers and other materials. Addressing a farmers’ meeting at the Orange Bay Church of God of Prophecy in the parish on February 1, following a tour of the flood-ravaged farms, the Minister indicated that measures will be taken to protect farm lands in Caenwood and Lennox that run adjacent to the Swift River. Farmers in Portland who were severely impacted by recent heavy rains are to benefit from support to begin replanting and to protect their lands against flooding. Farmers in Portland who were severely impacted by recent heavy rains are to benefit from support to begin replanting and to protect their lands against flooding.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon, Karl Samuda, said that $30 million was allocated by Cabinet to assist the farmers to purchase seeds, fertilisers and other materials.He informed that $25 million will be provided to assist in the rehabilitation of farm roads, such as those in Lennox and Claverty Cottage, among other sections.Addressing a farmers’ meeting at the Orange Bay Church of God of Prophecy in the parish on February 1, following a tour of the flood-ravaged farms, the Minister indicated that measures will be taken to protect farm lands in Caenwood and Lennox that run adjacent to the Swift River.He said that gabion baskets will be installed in order to “prevent the water from coming over the bank of the river and flooding the area”.These cylindrical steel wire baskets, filled with stones or concrete blocks, are used to protect slopes and provide erosion protection for river banks.Minister Samuda said the issue of farm drainage will also be addressed.“The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has to now look at the acquisition of small tractors, small excavators that can be loaned to the farmers under the control of a single operator per tractor to go through those banana fields and clear drains and prepare new drains,” he said.RADA Chairman, Michael Stern, said his agency is fast-tracking the assistance, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to the 298 farmers that were affected.“RADA is committed to working with you to make an impact on the economic development,” he said.For his part, Member of Parliament for West Portland, Hon. Daryl Vaz, assured that “we’re going to try and help all who have suffered damage to get back on their feet”.He hailed Newport-Fersan Jamaica Limited for its contribution of fertiliser to the farmers, and appealed for further private-sector support.He mentioned that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited has been called on to desilt some areas of the Swift River.Meanwhile, Mr. Vaz, who is Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, said that the Government will be examining every parish to “see what leases the Commissioner of Lands has for large parcels of land for farming”.“Where we see that they are not being utilised to the maximum, we will allow the lessee to keep what he can manage and redistribute by way of lease one- to five-acre lots, for the small farmers of Jamaica,” he said.Mr. Vaz emphasised that there needs to a “taking back” of the lands that are being left idle.The touring party visited farms at Caenwood and Lowlayton, where they observed waterlogged farms with downed banana and plantain trees, and was able to meet with the affected farmers to work out solutions.last_img read more

The Perfect Pancake Calculator Exists and Its Awesome

first_imgFor many, making a perfect pancake is as easy as reading the instructions on the box of Bisquick and practicing a few times. You don’t have to worry much about ratios or overdoing one ingredient or the other. But what about when you want to try a pancake that isn’t a traditional pancake? What about a crêpe? Or a maybe a Nigerian funkaso? You can’t forget about the Scottish drop scone, either.Clint BustrillosIf you’re not using a pre-produced mix, then you’re going to have to rely on volume, ratio, and cooking technique to produce the perfect pancake. But where do you go to find out what the perfect mix for a specialty flapjack is? You could buy a bunch of different books or spend your time surfing different websites, or you could go to The Perfect Pancake Calculator, which has pulled together the perfect ratio for 15 different kinds of pancakes from around the world.Read MoreHow to Make PancakesThe Best Maple Syrup BeersEgg-cellent Breakfast in Bed Recipes 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain Omni CalculatorWhy? Well, they probably really liked pancakes, but the more practical reason relates to eye health. According to Dominik Czernia and Wojciech Sas, the Ph.D. students behind the Perfect Pancake Calculator:“Ophthalmologists use the fact that some of the pancakes can be investigated as a model of thin elastic sheets. They can be helpful to understand physics related to corneal transplants, retinal detachments or in glaucoma treatment. For the last one, the idea is to create a partially permeable membrane which helps to remove the excess of aqueous humor from the eye safely. That surplus of fluid causes the increase of the pressure in the eye, making the eyesight worse and worse.”Science, coming through with the win-win. Delicious breakfast and better eye health.To use the calculator, first select the type of pancake you want to make and how many people you want to feed. The calculator will then give you the ingredients, a brief history of the pancake, and the necessary steps. Finally, the calculator shows you where on the scientists’ graph your pancake should land and what its consistency should be.Not into pancakes? The website also has 18 other food calculators, ranging from the Chocolate Calculator to the Bread Spreads Calculator to the Thanksgiving Calories Calculator (we’re not even going to bother going into that one … we don’t want to know). The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers How to Make a Mojito Editors’ Recommendations How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know The Perfect Pancake Calculator was originally created not because someone just wanted to know how to make all the pancakes in the world, but for science. In a 2016 paper, Prof. Ian Eames from the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, Prof. Peng Khaw, and Dr. Yann Bouremel from the National Institute for Health Research, Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital, all set out to find out what makes the perfect pancake. They used both mathematical theory and experimentation to figure out how to achieve perfection. The researchers came up with five basic types of pancakes and then graphed those pancakes in relation to the size of the pancake and the thickness of the mixture.last_img read more

The HoverSurf Hoverbike Is a RealLife Star WarsEsque Speeder Bike

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More If you grew up on comic books, Star Wars, and Knight Rider (the original, Hasselhoff-led gem, not the blasphemous 2008 reboot), there’s never been a better time to be alive. We’re living in a Golden Age of personal, high-powered toys. With the right disposal income, you can stock your garage with things like flying dune buggies, one-man flying cars, and Iron Man-style gravity jetpacks (and don’t forget personal flamethrowers). Now, if you’ve ever fantasized about zipping around the city on a hoverbike, San Jose-based HoverSurf is here to make those dreams a reality, too.Hoversurf/FacebookAt first glance, a Hoverbike looks like an oversized drone with a seat. Indeed, the mechanics differ little from a traditional quadcopter. Four, twin-blade rotors are mounted at the corners, all powered by electric motors. These are capable of pushing the bike to a stunning — and quite literally death-defying — top speed of 60 miles per hour.Joystick controls allow for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability from any standard parking spot. The company recommends a safe flying altitude of just 16 feet (5 meters) but is quick to point out that pilots can adjust this to their own comfort and skill levels.Hoversurf/FacebookBecause the bike qualifies as an ultralight under Federal Aviation Administration rules, pilots technically don’t need a license. Although, we imagine anyone who’s not entirely insane would want a bit of training and experience under their belt before pushing their Hoverbike to its limits (unless you’re this guy).HoverSurf claims state-of-the-art technology in every aspect of the Hoverbike. They scrapped the original aluminum construction, for example, and replaced it with a single-element carbon fiber build. This reduced weight by half, while also making way for a larger, more powerful battery setup. The latest version promises a range of 10 to 25 miles (depending on pilot weight and weather conditions) on a two-and-a-half-hour charge.It probably won’t get most of us to work and back, but it’s plenty of juice to tool around your local park terrorizing the neighborhood soccer moms. Other features include electronic emergency landing capability and all-weather LiDAR in case you don’t enjoy flying blind.A $10,000 deposit confirms your custom build, and delivery is expected in 2 to 6 months. On the plus side, you can brag to your friends that your HoverSurf Hoverbike is “limited edition.” Of course, with a $150,000 price tag, that sort of goes without saying.Article originally published October 17, 2018. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The 200-Horsepower Vanquish Vanqraft VQ16 Is a Boat-Sized Jet Ski The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switcheslast_img read more

4 Hotels that Are Actually Restored Vintage Travel Trailers

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Road-tripping in a vintage travel trailer might be the most iconic image of mid-20th-century Americana. But owning one (never mind restoring it), towing it, and finding a place to park it on vacation can feel like a tall order. If you want a taste of that same retro charm with all the convenience and modern amenities of a traditional hotel, these four places deliver.NotelMelbourne, AustraliaSituated atop a nondescript parking garage in the heart of Melbourne is Notel. It’s the sort of place that embraces its speakeasy-inspired, “you have to know it’s there” sense of cool. In fact, it’s only accessible through a hidden door near a ground-level coffee shop. Here, just six beautifully restored 1970s-era Airstream trailers make up the entire “hotel.” The five standard rooms have been outfitted with a stark, ultra-modern, white-on-white decor that feels purpose-built for Instagramming. The flagship “Airstream With Benefits” boasts a lit-up hot tub and a private deck overlooking the city’s famed Flinders Lane. Free booze and snacks are included in every minibar. Plus, there’s free valet parking, Wi-Fi, and Netflix via comped iPad Pros, and HP Sprocket Photo Printers in every room for memorializing all those rooftop moments you promised you’d never talk about again.HüttenpalastBerlin, GermanyIn a city renowned for its edgy, counter-cultural arts scene, Hüttenpalast fits right in. Situated in a repurposed vacuum cleaner factory in Berlin’s Neukölln neighborhood, the quirky caravan hotel combines all the charm of traditional travel trailer camping with plenty of retro bohemian flare. Each of the eight trailers was uniquely painted and decorated by a different local designer. The accommodations are rustic but include the essentials: Wi-Fi, communal bathrooms, public garden areas, and a free breakfast buffet. Be warned though: none are soundproofed. Take that for what it’s worth.Grand Daddy HotelCape Town, South AfricaIf you demand a bit more luxury with your travel trailer camping experience, Grand Daddy Hotel delivers. From the outside, the Cape Town property appears like any other downtown boutique hotel. But a quick ride in a vintage elevator reveals the hotel’s Rooftop Trailer Park Experience. Here, overlooking famous Long Street, seven authentic Airstream trailers have been repurposed as one-of-a-kind guestrooms. Each has been designed with a unique theme that reflects elements of a typical South African road trip. The Grape Escape room celebrates the country’s world-famous vineyards, for example, while Roaring With Colour is a bold nod to the game reserves at Madikwe and Sabi Sands. The interiors all received a top-down makeover to include modern amenities like queen-sized beds, wet baths with private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and mini-fridges.Hicksville Trailer PalaceJoshua Tree, CaliforniaThe desert does strange things to the human brain, and Hicksville Trailer Palace proudly embraces all of them. The Joshua Tree-based “palace” pulls inspiration from trailer-park chic, road-trip-flavored Americana, and Raising Arizona. Every guestroom trailer boasts an unforgettable, over-the-top design. The Fifi, for example, is adorned with a garish pink-on-pink decor that includes a lighted vanity and a wig collection; The Pee-Wee is the original gypsy vardo trailer used in the 1988 movie Big Top Pee-wee; and The Sweet seems purpose-built as a ’70s porn movie set, eschewing a bed in favor of long, curvy couches, an electric fireplace, and a vintage record player. Outside, guests can enjoy target practice at the on-site BB gun shooting range. Plus, there’s mini-golf, darts, an archery range, and a seasonal pool. That it’s all set amid the remote California desert only adds to the weirdness. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities last_img read more

8 Environmentally Friendly Grooming Products to Put on for Earth Day

first_img Art of Sport 365-24-7 Kit with DeodorantSometimes botanicals pop up in unexpected places. Art of Sport founder and CEO Mathias Metternich saw that brands like Nike and Gatorade were really serving pro and amateur athletes, but nobody was directly addressing what those jocks put on their skin. Partnering with superstar Kobe Bryant, Metternich put together a collection of products that include rich botanicals, yet the packaging and ethos of the brand is very sport focused. One example? Incorporating arrowroot into the deodorant for its temperature regulation and moisture wicking properties. The sunscreen, as requested by partner athlete surfer Sage Erickson, is designed to not hurt coral reefs. With two main fragrance profiles—Rise and Compete—the brand offers deodorants and antiperspirants, body washes and bar soaps, as well as sunscreen, recovery cream, and even an eye black stick (the stuff football players smear under their eyes to cut down on reflection).  $18 from Ursa Major $22 from Modicum Skincare $38 from Aba Love Corpus Naturals The Botanist DeodorantDon’t get us wrong. We’re not trying to say you smell, but, but deodorants do seem to be one of those grooming areas that’s getting a ton of attention from the eco-friendly market. That’s great because it wasn’t that long ago that the “earthy” way to go was to not use deodorant at all, and though that might work when hiking the Adirondack Trail, it’s probably not so great for an office job. Corpus Naturals deodorant is all-natural and plant-based, yet each version has varying notes that come forward as it’s worn throughout the day, just like a fine cologne. It’s also all made in the USA using renewable hydroelectric and solar energy.  $40 from Brickell Ursa Major Forest Fix DeodorantUrsa Major offers a low-maintenance, high-impact skincare program perfect for people on a schedule. The brand’s plant-based formulations focus on active ingredients without using petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones or lots of other things described with initials that you probably don’t really want on your body. Forest Fix is the latest addition to the collection, with a fresh, mountain pine scent.  If your medicine cabinet is starting to look less like a laboratory from a futuristic science fiction movie and more like an alchemist’s bench from a horror flick, you’re not alone.Botanicals and natural ingredients are crowding the men’s grooming market as more and more of us look for earth-friendly, natural solutions that keep us looking our best, all while utilizing environmentally aware packaging to boot.To celebrate that transition from wasteful to woke on Earth Day, here are a few of our picks of products that use Mother Nature-approved formulations that offer effective results.  Aba Love Grooming Oil and Men’s Facial SerumTrust us on this one: Serums are the next big in men’s grooming. We got used to the idea of using these fragrant, moisturizing oils on our beards, so applying them directly to our skin was an obvious next step. Aba Love Apothecary founder Aba Gyepi-Garbrah is a trained aromatherapist and has applied her love of plant medicine to this product that calms with vetiver (a grass with a citrusy scent) and lavender, while energizing with balsam fir and ylang ylang (said to promote relaxation, kill bacteria, lower high blood pressure … and increase sexual desire). Yes, you just slipped into the boho zone, but it all smells so good, you won’t mind a bit. As Aba says, “Expect to be nuzzled a little longer than usual.” Use it as a serum, beard oil, or as a pre-shave/aftershave to soothe and moisturize.  Wise Birch Bark Daily ShampooCanada’s Wise brand takes the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra to a practical level with its collection of hair and cleansing products. The company only uses natural, healthy and cruelty-free ingredients … in fact, the only thing preventing the brand’s vegan certification is that it uses beeswax for its moisturizing and protective properties. Packaging much of its wares in “pouches” that are minimal, lightweight, and recyclable, Wise offers reusable glass bottles for travel or just to look better on your bathroom counter. The shampoo is less foamy and artificial than most, with essential oils for aromatherapy and an exceptional cleansing experience. Birch bark is renowned for its high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. Check out our full review and profile of Wise here. Retinol For Men: What to Know and What to Buy $34 from Amazon 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know center_img Modicum Birch Tree Water SpritzOK, so you know to apply moisturizer while skin is still “dewey” after a shave or the shower. How about having that refreshing feeling on-the-go? Modicum’s spritz notably helps replenish skin cells with its mixture of birch water and hyaluronic acid. It also promotes production of collagen and elastin to keep skin looking young and fresh. Red algae functions as an antioxidant, protecting against UV, blue light, and pollution in general. Spritz it on clean skin before applying a serum or moisturizer, but carry it around during the day, especially as temperatures are warming up, for a refreshing boost any time. (It’s also great for long flights, too, with their drying, recycled cabin atmospheres.) Editors’ Recommendations $49 from Art of Sport Olas Bamboo Toothbrush (Case of 12)Yeah, yeah. We know you’re “recycling” those plastic toothbrushes by stashing them under the kitchen sink for the odd scrubbing job. But if you’re replacing your brush every two to three months, you’ll end up with quite a supply. Grab a box of these bamboo brushes, and know that they are biodegradable, sustainable, and they look pretty impressive on your bathroom sink.  How to Shave With a Straight Razor $22 from Corpus Naturals $96 from Goop Brickell Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream For MenIf you’re lying awake nights worried about our environment (you should be), this may be just the product for you. On the other hand, even if you’re not, you’re not getting any younger. Brickell incorporates powerful natural ingredients to help your face’s muscles to contract, tightening the skin. It also incorporates a nutrient found in superfoods like spinach and kale, which reduces age spots and helps clear up skin pigmentation issues. Hyaluronic acid makes for an ultimate moisturizer, minimizing lines wrinkles. Wash your face, and massage the cream in before bedtime.  The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers last_img read more

Viking River Cruises Celebrates 20 Years Of Industry Leadership With Launch Of

first_imgCeremonial Godmothers Christen New Viking Longships in Germany, Expanding Award-Winning Fleet  Los Angeles (March 7, 2017) – Viking River Cruises ( today marked 20 years of innovation and growth by welcoming two new additions to its fleet of Viking Longships®. During a celebration that took place at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Koblenz, Germany, Viking Hild® and Viking Herja®, were officially christened by ceremonial godmothers and now join Viking’s award-winning, state-of-the-art fleet of more than 60 river vessels sailing the world’s waterways. Viking Hild will sail the Rhine River this spring on Viking’s new Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary, and later this year both new ships will sail Viking’s popular Danube Waltz and Rhine Getaway itineraries. “Two decades ago when we started this company, modern river cruising was still unknown to most travelers. Now 20 years later, we are pleased that most travelers know river cruising, and they know Viking as a household name,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “The naming of a new ship by a ceremonial godmother is a sacred maritime tradition. We are honored that the godmothers of our two new Longships are also important partners who will help us deliver thoughtful and enriching experiences for Viking guests this year.” The christening of two new Longships marks another year of impressive growth for Viking. The company launched its third ocean ship, Viking Sky®, in February and will add a fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun®, in November. By 2019, Viking will have a fleet of six ocean ships and will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line. Viking GodmothersIn keeping with a maritime tradition that dates back thousands of years, Viking invited two prominent women to serve as honorary godmothers to the new ships. Both godmothers represent key aspects of The Viking Difference: destination-focused food and wine experiences and cultural enrichment. Godmother to Viking Hild, Dr. Princess Stephanie Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg is the CEO of Weingut Fürst Löwenstein, a family-owned and top-rated winery in Lower Franconia. Along with her father-in-law, Prince Alois-Konstantin, Princess Stephanie serves as a steward for Schloss Löwenstein in Kleinheubach, the family’s ancestral home that was built in 1725. Viking Longships on the Main River sail past Schloss Löwenstein, and in conjunction with Prince Alois-Konstantin and Princess Stephanie, Viking created a Privileged Access excursion for guests to tour the estate and winery. Fürst Löwenstein wine is also offered to guests on Viking river and ocean cruises. Godmother to Viking Herja, Debbie Wiseman MBE is an award-winning British composer and conductor with more than 200 credits including recognizable compositions from both the small and big screen. She is also currently Classic FM Live’s Composer in Residence. To commemorate the company’s 20th anniversary, Viking commissioned Debbie to compose a new signature piece of music, which will be recorded at Abbey Road Studios and will premiere on Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall on April 18, 2017. The Viking Difference Designed for discerning travelers, Viking offers guests “the thinking person’s cruise” as an alternative to mainstream cruises. The Viking Difference is providing guests with extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring them closer to the cultures of the world. Itineraries are designed for maximum time in port, often with late evenings or overnights, so guests can experience local culture at night or evening performances. And only The Viking Way brings guests itineraries that feature Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences. Viking Longships Since their debut, Viking Longships have amassed consumer and industry acclaim. Viking’s accolades include recognition by the editors of Cruise Critic as “Best River Cruise Line and “Best River Itineraries,” with the entire Viking Longships fleet being named “Best New River Ships” in the website’s “Editors’ Picks Awards.” More recently, Viking topped USA Today’s annual Readers’ Choice Cruise Poll for “Best River Cruise Line,” and was named “Best Danube River Cruise Operator” in AFAR magazine’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Viking Longships integrate a patented corridor design and cutting-edge technology with comfortable amenities that reflect guest preferences and current travel trends. These features include a revolutionary all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace that reinvents the onboard lounge experience by bringing the panoramic outdoor river scenery indoors with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors and allows guests to enjoy the views and dine al fresco. Accommodating 190 passengers in 95 staterooms, Viking Longships have a patented layout that allows for two Explorer Suites – the largest river cruise suites in Europe – as well as seven two-room Veranda Suites with a full-size veranda in the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom; 39 Veranda Staterooms with full-size verandas; and 22 French Balcony Staterooms. Staterooms include comfortable amenities such as hotel-style beds, heated bathroom floors, mini fridge, and both U.S. and EU outlets. Additionally, all Viking Longships have sustainability upgrades, such as onboard solar panels and organic herb gardens, and energy-efficient hybrid engines that also reduce vibrations for a remarkably smooth ride. Booking Details Through March 31, 2017, Viking is offering U.S. residents 2-for-1 cruise fare and free air on select itineraries including Grand European Tour, Waterways of the Tsars, France’s Finest and European Sojourn. On all other European river itineraries, Viking is offering 2-for-1 cruise fare, plus air from $195 per person. Call Viking toll free at 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) or contact a travel agent. Media Assets For more information, images and b-roll for Viking Ocean Cruises, contact  About Viking Cruises Viking Cruises, the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising, offers destination-focused itineraries designed for experienced travelers who have an interest in geography, culture and history. In its first year of operation, Viking Ocean Cruises was rated the #1 ocean cruise line in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 “World’s Best” Awards, which came on the heels of being rated the highest of all cruise lines in the 2015 “World’s Best” Awards. Viking currently operates a fleet of 62 vessels, offering scenic cruising along the rivers and oceans of the Americas, Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, and Southeast Asia. By 2019 the company will operate six 930-guest ocean cruise ships and will sail itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic, the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Asia, Australia, North America and the Caribbean. In addition to the Travel + Leisure honors, Viking has also been honored multiple times on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” as well as recognized by Cruise Critic as “Best Overall” Small-Mid size ship in the 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards, “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best River Itineraries,” with the entire Viking Longships® fleet being named “Best New River Ships” in the website’s Editors’ Picks Awards. For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) or visit read more

Scenic Announces Two New Itineraries on the Worlds First Discovery Yacht Scenic

first_imgClick Here to View the October 2019 Issue   In This Issue: Interview: How the Scenic Eclipse May Change Cruising An Interview By: Andy Ogg,…,Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (October 20, 2019) – The first full day of the 2019 Cruises Inc.®, CruiseOne® and Dream Vacations National Conference aboard Royal Caribbean…,Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director – Travel Weekly Events     Professional development is critical to growth and success for any business. Anyone…,Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the company has reached an agreement with the board of Elegant Hotels Group plc (LON: EHG; “Elegant”) on the…,Fares for nearly 200 all-inclusive luxury sailings will increase with the company’s Book Now Savings deadline   MIAMI, October 17, 2019 – Travelers still have…,FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA) (the “Company”) today announced that it plans to release its…,Now open to the general public, Silversea’s new summer 2021 & winter 2021/22 voyages incorporate an unparalleled variety of experiences, plus 28 maiden calls.   (Monaco…,As part of Mexico’s largest hotel company, the collection’s extensive roster of resorts offers exclusive experiences for all ages to enjoy.   Mexico City, Mexico (October…,Miami, FL – (October 17, 2019) – Whet Travel, the leader in independent music cruise experiences, today announced a special limited-time offer providing one free…,More than 700 of the world’s top golf tour operators votes, the majority choosing Palace Resorts’ flagship property as the best in its category.  …,Written By: Cris De Souza, Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Nexion Travel Group     Building a successful travel business requires increasing revenues and…last_img read more

Earthing Shoes are the Latest Natural Health Trend People are Obsessing Over

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Coming of age in the late ’90s had its definite upsides. Fashion was not one of them.In fact, fashion served as a sort of drag effect on societally beneficial trends: feminism, veganism, and especially environmentalism. When I think of the oversize plaid flannels, the pleather pants, the lace-front shirts made from woven hemp, I cringe. Not just because I adopted those trends, but because of how unreservedly I loved them.So perhaps it’s understandable why, when I first heard of earthing shoes, I felt a simultaneous frisson of delight and dread.What is “Earthing” Anyway?Earthing shoes are a type of soft-soled shoe claimed to connect the wearer to the earth’s electromagnetic field. This connection, known as “Earthing” or “grounding,” is said to usher electrons from the ground into the body. These electrons proceed to neutralize free radicals, which end up in our cells thanks to our toxic diet and environment and wreak havoc in the form of inflammation, autoimmune and endocrine issues, chronic disease, and so much more.Research done in (when else?) the 1990s by scientists in Poland as well as the United States suggests that the process of Earthing creates “a positive and powerful shift in the electrical state of the body and the electrodynamics of blood.” Earthing boosts the body’s natural healing powers and improves its ability to self-regulate. Study participants have reported health benefits from a reduction in chronic pain to hormone regulation to improved cardiovascular health, as well as improved mood, faster muscle recovery, and better sleep.Earthing can be done simply by stepping outdoors and standing barefoot on a patch of grass or dirt. But why go lo-fi when you can buy a product?For years, alternative health advocates have touted the benefits of Earthing mats, blankets, and even patches. While I’m normally the first to try the latest alternative health novelty and call it research, I can’t quite get behind something that plugs into an electrical outlet in order to connect me to the earth. For me, it just doesn’t pass the common sense test.So, What are Earthing Shoes?Earthing shoes, on the other hand, made my secret hippy-dippy heart do a little dance. Instead of plugging into a wall, Earthing shoes work by means of a little copper button implanted in the sole of the shoe. This highly conductive metal channels the earth’s electricity into your body—it essentially “plugs” your feet into the ground. Earthing shoes also boast a thin, soft sole that allows your foot to feel the texture of the ground, activating all the healing pressure points on your heels, arches, toes and especially the balls of your feet.This would have been more than enough for me twenty-some years ago. The grown-up me, however, had an objection, one that would have outraged my high school self: Earthing shoes are ugly. One might even say “fugly.”Moccasins, sandals, even boots … doesn’t matter. These shoes are the fashion equivalent of a Boca Burger. Even if they are good for our health, most people would rather be sick. Including me. I hated disappointing my inner rainbow child, but the me of today wouldn’t be caught dead in these shoes.And then, one glorious day, Venus descended into the sixth house and brought a photo of Raum Goods earthing shoes into my Instagram feed.Raum Goods is a Cardiff, California-based company that makes earthing shoes for the fashion-conscious. Handcrafted out of beautiful, naturally dyed leather, these shoes have the thin sole and the copper plug that give earthing shoes all their health benefits. From the outside, though, they have the minimalist profile and warm patina of a casual unisex flat.Wearing the shoe is an otherworldly experience. The supple water buffalo leather slides on like a glove. The contoured heel and loafer-style tongue ensure that the shoe stays put without chafing or pinching. And the soft, hand-stitched sole pads as quietly across the floor as a monk in a Zen temple. Stepping outside in the Raum Goods earthing shoe indeed lets you feel the earth’s natural contours, but it still keeps your foot warm and protected from the elements.It’s a moment twenty years in the making—at last, my hippie soul and my modern fashion sense have reunited.Interview with Tyler PinkosI caught up with Tyler Pinkos, founder of Raum Goods, to find out how he worked this style-forward earthy magic.The Manual: What got you interested in earthing shoes? What’s important about them to you?Tyler Pinkos: My partner Bryan and I have been working in the footwear industry for a combined over 20 years and we have always wanted to make something different. His father-in-law, who lives in Bali, told us about Earthing and showed us a pair he got many years ago. We believe in the concept and really wanted to bring something to market that was more stylish and practical to wear every day.We believe in all natural materials and small batch footwear. We love picking up a product and seeing that it is made by hand. We partnered with a small atelier in Europe who also employs roughly 10% Syrian refugees. Our footwear drastically reduces the water waste and harmful chemicals used to make traditional footwear, as we use no synthetic materials. We feel this is our effort to accomplish ethically made footwear by paying fair wages and using natural materials that are 100% a by-product of the food industry and tanning them in a way that reduces harmful chemicals.TM: What was your goal in creating this uniquely stylish take on the earthing shoe?TP: Our goal is to give people a fairly priced, direct-to-consumer, and all-natural version of Earthing shoes that people actually want to wear. We love fashion and trends, but also appreciate minimalist style and functionality. Due to the small-batch method of being made, we can use unique materials and do awesome collaborations with other natural textile brands or small leather companies. We wanted to empower the locals with producing a relevant brand they also believe in.TM: Besides looking good, what benefits do Raum shoes provide?TP: Modern footwear is almost like wearing a brace— supporting your arch and not letting it naturally get stronger. Any “heeled” footwear promotes heel strike when you walk, which can contribute to back pain.When you wear our shoes, you feel every contour in the earth to stimulate your feet and body. Your toes can spread and with a zero-drop sole, you walk as humans were designed to do. All of this increases your arch muscles and actually makes them stronger. Our footwear lets you walk on the balls of your feet more naturally. After time, the water-buffalo leather sole molds to your feet and is incredibly comfortable. The whole shoe is made of natural materials and a porous sole, so they reduce sweating—you can wear without socks and they won’t stink!TM: Who is the Raum shoe perfect for?TP: Raum is perfect for the human who cares about the healing benefits of the Earth. They care about a carefree lifestyle. They value kindness over everything and want our planet to be here for generations. They are people who do not need footwear with unneeded bells and whistles and are not scared of looking a little “different.” And let’s not forget, they are people who love being stylish. Dress them up or rock them with shorts, our shoes are built for an extremely diverse lifestyle for people that have more to offer to society than just “being.”Still not convinced? Try a pair out for yourself and let us know what you think. Already got a pair of natural earthing shoes but just need a place to take ’em for a walk? Check out the best natural hot springs for some environmental healing. 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How to Get Rid of Blackheads Treatment and Prevention Tips for Men

first_img What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? There’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror and seeing a blackhead standing sentinel on the plain of your well-groomed skin. No matter how good the rest of you looks, the knowledge of that unsightly blemish will ruin every time you confront your reflection for the rest of the day.What Are Blackheads?Blackheads happen when excess oil from your skin (known as sebum) and dead skin cells collect in your skin’s pores, the tiny holes that allow your skin to “breathe.” Blackheads are the result of clogged pores that have open surfaces, which allows for dark-colored oxidation that gives the blemish its name.For most men, the battle with blackheads reaches its heady peak during teenage years, when wildly fluctuating hormones cause your skin to flush with excess oil. But they can show up from time to time even during your glory days, thanks to sweat, dirt, bacteria, poor diet and even stress.artorn/Getty ImagesHow to Get Rid of BlackheadsTry an oil-based cleanser. As crazy as it sounds, oil does dissolve oil, which is exactly what your blackhead-afflicted face needs. Jojoba oil in particular has a chemical makeup almost identical to that of sebum, which makes it a great option for cleansing your pores without drying your skin. Rub a tablespoon or so of the oil into your face, leaving it on for 5-10 minutes, then steam it off with a hot, wet washcloth. Try it for a week—you might be surprised by how effective it is.Exfoliate. But not too much. Together with excess sebum, dead skin cells are the principle cause of blocking your pores and creating the buildup that ends with a blackhead. However, don’t overdo the exfoliation — getting too zealous with the scrub or the skin brush will irritate your skin and (you guessed it) trigger an excess of sebum.Try a clay mask. French green clay is a time-honored standby for soothing irritated skin while drawing out impurities. If you’ve never tried it, you’re in for a treat. The cool sensation of the mud on your skin is instantly relaxing, and the steamy towel you use to wipe it off is a great chaser. Here are some of the best face masks for men.Rethink your diet. We didn’t want to have to say it, but … well, we’re saying it. Poor nutrition has been linked to dermatological breakouts, and we’re not just talking about greasy food, although that’s certainly a classic culprit. Processed foods, foods high in sugar or simple carbs, even overindulgence in delicious amazing foods like craft beer and pastured pork belly cause your blood sugar to spike, which starts a chain reaction that leads to overproduction of sebum. We’re not saying you can’t ever enjoy a plate of poutine or a heady slice of pizza again. Just ease off until your skin regulates.Balance your hormones. Teenagers aren’t the only ones with hormone problems — hormones are equally susceptible to imbalance if your diet is messed up, you’re not getting enough sleep, or if you’re just really stressed out. By treating the underlying cause through improving your overall health or taking a natural adaptogen (i.e., hormone balancer) such as maca root or reishi mushroom, you might see a matching improvement in your skin.How to Prevent BlackheadsKeep your skin clean. This is your first line of defense against blackheads. Find yourself a good, gentle soap or cleanser and use it every day. You can use a mild toner or even apple cider vinegar (never mind the smell) to expel dirt and guard against bacteria.Avoid products that “tighten” or “minimize” pores. Don’t give in to the temptation of trying to close off your pores. That’s actually counterproductive (not to mention a practical impossibility). Pores are how your skin breathes. Trying to close them off or dry them out with alcohol-based skin treatments or benzoyl peroxide will only over-activate your sebaceous glands, leading to even worse breakouts. Maintaining lightly moisturized skin is the best way to moderate its oil output and keep blackheads at bay.If you take preventative measures and follow up with appropriate treatment, your blackheads should dissolve quickly, along with the embarrassment you might be feeling for having one. How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophylast_img read more

4 Swanky RealLife Hotels Worthy of John Wick

first_img Brochner Hotel The Nomad Hotel Next Next The Danish know a thing or two about swish design. The location of Copenhagen’s Hotel Herman K inside a repurposed, 50-year-old electrical transformer station gives it an immediate sense of cool. It’s sleek, industrial, and raw — a sideways, Scandinavian take on all the things that make the Continental so damn cool in the first place. The building’s original metal grid facade frames an entrance that’s dramatic and unique. Inside, the towering lobby bar combines exposed concrete walls, two-story accordion-style panel doors, terrazzo stairs, Nordic-inspired accents, and sleek furnishings. Guest rooms are luxurious with lavish marble bathrooms, leather drawer pulls, and a minimal, gray tone-on-tone decor that feels plucked from a near-future sci-fi world.Gramercy Park HotelNew York City Previous La Maison Champs Elysees Even among New York City hotels, few have the brand-name panache of Gramercy Park Hotel. For nearly 100 years, it’s drawn heavy-hitting creatives from the worlds of art, music, and literature. The Renaissance Revival property was brought into the 21st century in the early 2000s. While the exterior retained much of its classic look, the interior received a deft reimagining that blends reclaimed wood, bespoke, smoking-lounge-worthy furnishings (every space is awash in leather and velvet), and jewel-toned colors on every curtain, carpet, and wall throughout. It’s bold, classy, and dead sexy.The NoMad HotelLos Angeles Thailand’s WARchitect Design Studio is Elevating Home Design Previous The Nomad Hotel The Nomad Hotel Previous Gramercy Park Brochner Hotel Gramercy Park Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Editors’ Recommendations Next Next Designing a standout hotel in one of the world’s most prestigious design-centric cities is no small feat. Yet, La Maison Champs Elysees dishes out copious doses of swagger even among Paris’ world-class hotels. Renowned architect Danièle Damon maintained much of the building’s heritage while enhancing its original, historical details. Inside, fashion design powerhouse Maison Margiela uses clever optical illusions and ironic interior design twists to create a look that’s unique and instantly memorable. The hotel’s social scene is book-ended by the appropriately named The White Lounge and jet black The Cigar Bar. Guestrooms are sparsely though tastefully furnished, and muted color palettes exude a vibe that’s chic and comforting.center_img Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home John Wick showed us that the Continental Hotel was quite dangerous indeed. It’s the sort of place that attracts a sinister, criminal clientele whose tenuous code of honor is the only thing maintaining order. Most guests are one promised bounty away from assassinating one another. Still, the “faux-tel’s” design is so damn cool that it seems worth risking your life for an overnight stay. The eclectic mashup of iconic over-the-top design styles from Beaux-Arts to Rococo peppers in vibrant, Great Gatsby-inspired elements to create a look that’s opulent, atmospheric, and instantly recognizable.Sadly, for those not fortunate to crash the recent pop-up Continental Hotel in Brooklyn, it’s impossible to visit in the real world. However, these four luxury hotels are every bit as worthy of John Wick — dark, moody, and perfect for plotting your next hit.John Wick: Chapter 3 is in theaters now.Hotel Herman KCopenhagen La Maison Champs Elysees This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp Like its New York City sibling, The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles has all the style and swagger of the Continental Hotel. Designers started with the iconic Giannini Bank building, an ornate historical structure heavy on Neoclassical architecture. Most of the century-old building’s original details remain, including pilaster columns with Corinthian capitals and the lobby’s ornate gold and blue Italianate ceiling. Great Gatsby-inspired touches define the decor. Plush velvet upholstered seating, dark wood, and bold accents create a look that’s both moody and decadent.La Maison Champs ElyseesParis 1 of 5 1 of 4 Brochner Hotel Previous La Maison Champs Elysees 1 of 4 Gramercy Park 1 of 4 The Nomad Hotel Brochner Hotel La Maison Champs Elysees Brochner Hotel Gramercy Park last_img read more

Kabuki Actors Sumos and Even Animals Fun Comic Foregrounds to Capture that

first_imgPhotos are a must while traveling. Shots of landscape and scenery are great, but what are some memorial photos that you can only take in Japan? Here are some that are free!Comic Foreground Memorial Photos!Found at such places as tourist areas, stations, museums, famous streets, Kabukiza (a Kabuki theater in Tokyo), and the Kokugikan Sumo Arena, comic foregrounds offer you the chance to take to photos as famous characters, people and animals.At the Ueno Zoo, you can take them among the animals.This is at the Kabukiza. Line up at the Studio Alice on the third floor for pictures as a Kabuki actor.At the Kokugikan near the JR Ryoukoku station, you can become a Sumo wrestler.You can also become an Okappiki (a police-like officer from the Edo period).There’s even a panel where the young and famous Sumo wrestle, Endou will take you up in his arms!This is what you look like when you put your face in. The Japanese getup is a bonus.This is from a movie theater. Here you can become a Maiko (舞妓 – a young dancer).What’s on the other side…?The other side of the panels look something like this. There are stands, so even small children can take their turn.Get behind the panel, stick your face out, and say “Cheese!”They are EverywhereComic foregrounds are found not just in Tokyo, but in a variety of places country-wide.From historical figures to celebrities and even animals, you can become a part of the scenery.They are for the most part offered free of cost. If want you and all of your friends in one shot, or if you’re traveling solo, try asking a Japanese vacationer. The Japanese phrase is “Sumimasen. Shashin wo totte moraemasuka?” (すみません。写真を撮ってもらえますか?)They’ll gladly help you out.last_img read more

Charges laid in stabbing death during 2016 riot at Saskatchewan Penitentiary

first_imgPRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Three men have been charged with murder in the death of a fellow inmate during a riot that caused $3.5 million in damage at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert.Staff found Jason Bird unresponsive in the prison’s medium-security unit on Dec. 14, 2016, after a major disturbance.Bird, who was 43, was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.RCMP say the three prisoners are charged with second-degree murder.Police say the trio also faces charges of attempted murder in an assault against a 31-year-old inmate who was attacked during the riot.At least eight inmates were hospitalized for their injuries, while 14 others were charged with various counts related to participating in a riot.Kelfert Wayne Watetch, 28; Landon Bryce McKay, 21; and Brandon Wyatt Burns, 23, appeared in Prince Albert provincial court on Monday.Police said the investigation remains open and they expect to lay more charges.A Correctional Service Canada report released in March said a walkout by prisoners working in the kitchen could have been the catalyst for the riot at the penitentiary, which has minimum-, medium- and maximum-security units.The final report said a number of issues were already brewing before the violence erupted.The National Board of Investigation found that prisoners were discontent over issues that included work- and food-related concerns and changes in prison management.The report said after the kitchen walkouts, other inmates refused to go to work and prisoners on some cell ranges refused to lock up, which escalated the riot.Inmates set fires, broke windows, smashed walls and blocked doors with fridges, washers and dryers.The report said inmates in one area destroyed government property, barricaded range barriers, covered their faces and armed themselves with weapons and shields.Other prisoners reported that once the disturbance began, they feared for their safety if they didn’t participate, which amplified the situation.The violence lasted for about six hours before it was quelled by an emergency response team.Ivan Zinger, Canada’s correctional ombudsman, released a report last fall which said the trouble was likely to have been sparked by disputes over small prison cells and food quality and quantity.He called for an external audit of food services as well as for the reinstatement of a dispute resolution pilot program.“Current research suggests that a lot must go wrong, and for quite some time, before a prison erupts in violence,” Zinger wrote in his report.last_img read more

Toronto musicians video directors worried about MuchFACT fund cuts

first_imgAdvertisement Toronto musicians and music video makers are singing dirges for MuchFACT. Advertisement As a division of Bell Media’s MuchMusic program, MuchFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) has provided millions of dollars every year in grants and loans to music content creators and independent film producers. Renowned names in Canadian entertainment have benefited from the program over the years, including Celine Dion, the Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies and Broken Social Scene.READ MORE “Such a shame,” said Chandler Levack, a Toronto video producer and filmmaker who also works as a digital editor for Toronto International Film Festival. Since breaking into the video content industry in 2012, she’s relied on MuchFACT funding for the production of two short films and a handful of music videos. “It’s the only resource available for emerging talent,” she said. “I wouldn’t be a filmmaker if I hadn’t had their support.” Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Earlier this week a CRTC decision effectively killed funding for MuchFACT and BravoFACT, two main programs that have been providing money to emerging musicians and video directors. Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

2nd World Forum on Human Rights Kicks Off in Marrakech

Marrakech- The 2nd World Forum on Human Rights kicked off, in Marrakech Thursday, with the participation of more than 6,000 people from hundred countries.The forum, which will last till November 30th, is a platform to tackle several issues, including the rights of children, women, disabled people and migrants, in addition to other unresolved issues from the Vienna Conference on Human rights and other issues related to the new generation of human rights.The opening session was marked by the message of King Mohammed VI to the participants in the 2nd World Forum on Human Rights. The list of participants includes Nobel Peace Prize winners, heads of UN agencies, government representatives, NGOs, leading academics, human rights activists and international media.The meeting will feature thematic forums that will be organized and managed by civil society stakeholders.The main conclusions of these forums will be presented at a final conference that will bring together civil society, representatives of the international system of human rights protection and international NGOs.The 1st World Forum on Human Rights was held in 2013 in Brazil.With MAP read more

Ohio State mens hockey wins 8th consecutive game

The Ohio State men’s hockey team won its eight consecutive game Friday. The No. 7-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 11 Lake Superior State 5-2, increasing their winning streak to eight games and unbeaten streak to 10 games. With the win, OSU improved to 11-3-1 on the year, and moved into first place in the CCHA with a 8-2-1-1-conference record. LSSU falls to 10-5-2, 6-4-1-1 in the CCHA. Senior forward Danny Dries scored twice, and sophomore forwards Chris Crane, Alex Lippincott and Alex Szczechura added goals as OSU went on to win the first game in a two-game set against the Lakers. After almost two weeks off since their 6-5 win against then-No.7 Michigan on Nov. 19, the Buckeyes came out firing in the first period. Lippincott scored from the right circle to give OSU a 1-0 lead at the 12:28 mark in the opening period. Following a slashing penalty by LSSU, the Buckeyes went on the power play, and Crane took advantage, scoring with 1:04 remaining in the first period off a pass from freshman forward Ryan Dzingel. The Buckeyes outshot the Lakers 17-4 in the opening stanza and led 2-0 after twenty minutes of play. Both teams went scoreless in the second period, but LSSU had multiple scoring opportunities in front of OSU’s net. Senior goalie Cal Heeter made multiple stops and finished the game with 29 saves. Dries scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal at the 15:10 mark in the third period. Dries got the puck south of LSSU’s goal line, fired the puck off the Lakers’ goalie, and it bounced into the net, giving the Buckeyes a 3-0 lead five minutes into the final period. LSSU responded with a power-play goal with 10:17 remaining. Freshman defenseman Kevin Czuczman got the puck in the left circle and put it into the top shelf, cutting OSU’s lead to two. Szczechura scored at the 12:55 mark with an assist from sophomore defenseman Curtis Gedig increasing the lead to 4-1. LSSU would score again with 4:54 remaining, and pulled their goalie shortly after. Dries got the puck inside OSU’s blue line, and scored his second goal of the game on an empty net with 2:51 to play. The Buckeyes and Lakers will play again at 8:05 on Saturday night at the Schottenstein Center.. read more

CARICOM heads to be briefed on CSME review

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), crime and security and correspondent banking are among the issues to be discussed at CARICOM’s 28th Intercessional Heads of Government meeting.The two-day meeting will be hosted in Guyana at the CARICOM Secretariat, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on February 16 and 17.Today at a press briefing hosted by the Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at  the CARICOM Secretariat, the media was told that the 15-member Community will be updated on the progress of the review of the CSME.CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque“There has been significant progress with respect to the Single Market while more needs to be done in respect to the Single Economy. There has also been some progress in the productive sector,” Ambassador LaRocque said.The review was ordered last July when the Heads of Government met for the 37th Heads of Government Conference. The CSME remains the Region’s best vehicle for economic growth and development, Ambassador LaRocque contended.The Heads of Government will also be briefed by the Committee of Central Bank Governors on how to further address the issue of correspondent banking. CARICOM has mounted an active advocacy initiative, and has raised awareness among the United States, European Union, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other parties in relation to the Region’s plight.Correspondent banking impacts the Region’s financial transactions, and by extension trade and remittance in the CARICOM countries affected by the pullout of banks. The Chairman of the Committee on Correspondent Banking, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Brown, hosted a global stakeholder conference last October with relevant parties.Meanwhile, the Heads of Government will also seek to address trans-border crime at the two-day meeting. The drafts of the Arrest Warrant Treaty and Return and Sharing of Assets will be examined, Ambassador LaRocque noted.“Both of those instruments are being negotiated simultaneously and both of them are at an advance stage of deliberations,” the Secretary General said.Also, expected to be addressed at the meeting is how CARICOM will advance its critical issues with the new United States administration. “How we seek to sensitise and engage with the new administration going forward that will be the tenor of the discussions we will be having,” Ambassador LaRocque said.The Heads of Government will also look at how to enhance tourism in the region to assist in economic growth. The areas to be discussed include marketing, human resource development, strengthening linkages in other sectors and transportation.Another  aspect of the meeting will see the presentation of a road map on the way forward in developing a regional Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector.  ICT is an enabler of development and a key element in creating the regional economy, the Secretary General noted. (GINA) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresidents of Cuba, Chile to join CARICOM Heads at 39th meetingJuly 2, 2018In “latest news”CARICOM SG calls for full CSME implementation at COTED meetingMay 16, 2018In “latest news”CSME implementation deficit not Secretariat’s fault – GoldingJune 11, 2018In “Regional” read more

Cops hunting two over robbery attack on internet café

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCops hunting bandits who terrorised, robbed New Amsterdam familyJune 28, 2017In “Crime”Cops hunting men who launched daring robbery attack on Grove vendorOctober 9, 2018In “Crime”Cops hunting 5 over daring robbery attack on Republic Park familyMarch 7, 2018In “Crime” Law enforcement officials are hunting for two men believed to be involved in a robbery attack on a Durban Street, Lodge, Georgetown internet café on Tuesday evening.Based on information received, the incident occurred at around 19:30hrs. INews was informed that the two unmasked men entered the GuyAmerica Internet Café, pretending to be customers, and told the employee on duty that they wanted to make an international phone call.As such, the young woman reportedly handed one of the men a phone but as he was about to reach for it, the suspect allegedly pointed to the handle of a metal object- resembling a gun- which was buried in a bag.The duo then threatened the woman and ordered her to turn over all the valuables. As such, they were able to escape with one Samsung mobile phone, $59,000 in cash and a DVR among other items, including the woman’s handbag.This online publication was told that before fleeing the scene, the perpetrators brutally assaulted the female employee.They then left the scene on foot, heading in the eastern direction along Durban Street.The police were contacted shortly after and an investigation was launched into the matter.  read more

Overturning of permission for English coal open pit draws fire

first_imgOn its website, Banks Mining says its Highthorn surface mine project in England “is a unique opportunity to bring substantial investment to the Druridge Bay area and improve the lives of its people and wildlife for many years to come.“In July 2016, Northumberland County Council Strategic Planning Committee were minded to approve the planning application pending a decision by the Secretary of State (SoS) for Communities and Local Government to decide whether to ‘call-in’ the application.” The SoS ‘called-in’ the decision and a Public Inquiry started in May 2017. Subsequently, the SoS Sajid Javid decided to overturn the approval from the government planning inspector and refuse permission for the mine in Northumberland. This has resulted in an angry response from Banks Mining.Gavin Styles, Managing Director at Banks Mining, says: “In the same week that the Government decided to support passport manufacturing jobs in France instead of those in northeast England, it has now demonstrated that it would prefer to source the coal that is essential for a variety of important industries across the UK, such as steel, house building and concrete production, from Russia or the US, rather than support substantial investment and job creation plans in our region.“This is an absolutely perverse decision which flies in the face of the recommendation for approval given by Mr Woolcock, the Planning Inspector – the expert appointed by the Government itself to assess this scheme – after his careful consideration of all the facts laid out at the Public Inquiry, as well as the unanimous support we had for the scheme from an experienced, cross-party Northumberland County Council planning committee.“It has been made for purely political reasons and is totally contrary to the principles of local decision-making that previously appeared so important to Javid. The Planning Inspector’s clear and carefully considered judgement was that “the national benefits of the proposal would clearly outweigh the likely adverse impacts…” yet Javid has chosen to flagrantly disregard this expert opinion from the comfort of his London office without ever having taken the time to even visit the area in question.“Furthermore, his decision to notify the world of his judgement via social media 90 minutes before we, as the applicant, had received official notification of it is deeply unprofessional, and shows an utter disregard for the jobs of the hundreds of people that we employ.“If the Prime Minister takes up the invitation of the De La Rue Chief Executive to come to the region and explain the passport contract decision to his employees, we would ask that she also brings Javid with her, so he can explain his thinking to our loyal northeast workforce and the many local suppliers and customers with which we work.“It also continues to highlight the difficulties businesses face creating investment opportunities and employment in the UK, as recently expressed by Steve Morgan, Chairman of Redrow plc.“The UK is still dependant on coal for a number of purposes, and at a time of great economic uncertainty, we firmly believe that the importance of securing investment in northeast England, creating dozens of high quality local jobs, and opening up opportunities for regional suppliers to win substantial contracts could not be any clearer.“The Government’s own projections state that coal will continue to be an important part of the UK’s energy mix for at least the proposed duration of operations at Highthorn, and substantial amounts are also essential for a wide variety of important UK foundation industries, such as the manufacturing of cement and steel.“Coal has been used to meet more than a quarter of the country’s energy requirements during the recent spell of cold weather, which clearly demonstrates the importance of its use to provide an essential and resilient part of a balanced mix of energy generation sources over the medium term.“Supporting skilled northeast jobs, delivering regional environmental and conservation enhancements, avoiding the carbon emissions caused by importing the coal supplies that the UK still needs and providing a secure domestic supply of energy by meeting our continuing need for coal through indigenous reserves makes far greater sense than relying on coal and gas imports from potentially unstable overseas markets that are thousands of miles away.“The Highthorn scheme would see us create at least 100 well paid, full time jobs on the site, invest £87 million into the Northumberland economy, keep a total of £200 million within the UK economy by not importing 3 Mt of coal that would otherwise come from overseas suppliers, and make supply chain contracts worth a total of £48 million available to locally based businesses.“We owe it to our highly skilled and loyal northeast workforce, our UK customers and the many local residents, community organisations and businesses that have expressed their support for our Highthorn proposals over the last four years to not just leave things here, and will now carefully review the precise reasons for the Secretary of State’s decision before deciding on the most appropriate next steps to take.”last_img read more

When a Fake AV Scammer takes control of your machine

first_imgIn the last couple of years there has been one form of fake antivirus scam that has become a very organized business enterprise. It consists of cold-calling individuals and informing them their Windows computer is infected with malware.Usually the person on the other end of the phone presents themselves as some kind of Microsoft partner. All they want to do is help fix your machine, which of course involves them taking control of it remotely and squeezing some money out of you.I have been called on several occasions by these companies attempting to take control of my machine. In some instances I keep them on the phone for a while to waste their time, but I have never allowed them access to my PC.Noah Magram, principal software engineer at security vendor Sourcefire, also got called while at home by a fake antivirus company. He decided to see exactly what they do when a person grants access, only he gave them access to a virtual machine so as to keep his PC secure.As you can see from watching the video above, this is a complete scam. They try and get you to purchase a year of protection for some fake security software on a website they load on your machine. At the same time the person logged into your machine is busy disabling Windows services to leave your PC in a broken state. This is just a panic measure to get you to pay.The best thing you can do when one of these companies calls is try and get their company name and log the phone number. They are clearly breaking the law and with such information it is at least possible to complain about the company to the authorities in your country.last_img read more

Echo Dot Fire TV Stick Top Amazons Record Holiday Shopping Season

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target It turns out I wasn’t the only one chipping in to buy someone an Amazon Echo this Christmas.Including the speaker we gifted my boyfriend’s dad, millions of Echo products were reportedly shipped worldwide over the holiday season.Fan favorite Echo Dot became the No. 1 selling Amazon device and best-selling product “from any manufacturer in any category across all of  Amazon,” the company boasted on Tuesday.Along with its touch-screen Echo Spot and playful Echo Buttons counterparts, the Dot proved an extremely popular gift this year: All three sold out by Christmas. Customers are encouraged to reserve a place in the order queue by pre-ordering online.Dot even outsold the Kindle Paperwhite—the company’s most prominent e-reader—across Amazon Books’ 13 brick-and-mortar stores.More than just a hockey puck with a glowing blue halo, the palm-sized Dot connects to devices via a cable or Bluetooth, allowing users to stream audio from various sources to various products. It is also equipped with a microphone and speaker so you can chat with Alexa.Runner-up for most sales in one holiday season is the Amazon Fire TV stick, which counted “more than twice as many” purchases in 2017, compared to the same time last year.How many of those new toys were delivered with same-day shipping? The world may never know.But, Amazon proudly announced that more than four million people now benefit from free two-day, one-day, or same-day distribution via new free trials or paid memberships.“We’re excited that people continued to join Prime this holiday,” Jeff Wilke, CEO of Worldwide Consumer, said in a statement, advertising perks like early access to lightning deals and unlimited TV and movie streaming.“Thank you to the millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of Amazon employees around the world who made this holiday better than ever before,” he continued. “We look forward to another great year ahead.”center_img Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more

Zoo Miami launches Zoo Doo to celebrate Endangered Species Week

first_imgZoo Miami launched a new program, “Zoo Doo,” in an effort to reduce its landfill footprint and celebrate Endangered Species Week, Wednesday.As part of the program, Zoo Miami has been collecting the manure of various endangered herbivores, including rhinos and elephants, and combining it with ground up tree, plants and zoo debris to create compost.The process also helps the zoo to save on the purchase of soil.The program was made possible through the use of a specialized composter called the Enviro-Drum, which is only utilized by Zoo Miami and one other zoo in the country.About 2,000 pounds of manure was collected daily from six elephants, five rhinos and three Bantengs, supplying the “brown” waste that is then combined with landscaping “green” waste to create compost.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sri Reddy to release footage and voice recording of financier Subramanians murder

first_imgSri ReddyTwitterControversial actress Sri Reddy has announced that she will release the footage and voice recording of financier Subramanian and others, who allegedly planned to murder her at her Chennai residence.After levelling serious allegations against many Tollywood and Kollywood celebs, Sri Reddy shifted her base to Tamil Nadu last year. She has been living at Anbu Nagar, Valasaravakkam, in Chennai for some time now. She had recently filed a complaint against two people who allegedly assaulted her.In her complaint, Sri Reddy claimed that financier Subramani and his assistant Gopi had come to her apartment on March 21. The two assaulted her and threatened to kill her. Valasaravakkam police officials are now investigating the case. Subramani was arrested in a case when he was in Hyderabad. He came to Chennai later to accuse her. He assaulted her saying that she was the reason behind the arrest.Sri Reddy has claimed that she has video and audio proof for financier Subramani’s assault. The actress took to her Facebook account to announce it and wrote, “I have a life is in a question mark..they did a murder plan(financier subramanianAnd others)..few people waiting for a time to murder me..they wl murder me..I am going to release the footage and voice record today..”After failing to get film offers, Sri Reddy had started a protest against casting couch and sexual harassment in the film industry. She exposed some popular celebs including Koratala Siva, AR Murugadoss, Raghava Lawrence and Abhiram Daggubati. She even stripped in front of the MAA office in Hyderabad to prove her point.Her fight yielded good results with two offers coming in her way. Sri Reddy has bagged a role in Raghava Lawrence’s upcoming film. She is playing the role of Lakshmi Parvathi in filmmaker Kethireddy Jagadishwar Reddy’s Lakshmi’s Veeragrandham. She also revealed that there will be a biopic titled Reddy Diaries, based on her life. This film will be helmed by debutant director Alauddin.last_img read more

RCOM in Talks To Merge With MTS Provider Sistema Shyam

first_imgA merger of telecom business of Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Russia’s Sistema is on the cards.The merger between the Indian telecom business of Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) and Anil Ambani-led RCOM is likely to happen through stock swap.”The discussions are indicative and non-binding in nature, and remain subject to due diligence, definitive documentation and approvals, as may be necessary,” Reliance Communications said in a statement Monday.”There is no certainty that any transaction will result,” the statement added.RCOM, a flagship company Reliance ADAG Group, has more than 118 million users on its network.SSTL, which provides telecom services through MTS brand, has a customer base of over 10 million wireless users, Business Standard reported.India’s fourth largest telecom operator RCOM is struggling to reduce its debt, which stood at ₹36,725.7 crore by the end of March quarter this year.So far, the telecom operator has pledged 22.25 crore shares, or 8.94 per cent, of the share capital.To trim its debt, RCOM is considering monetizing its non-core assets by selling DTH business, offloading its stake in overseas operations at Reliance Globalcom and selling stake in tower business Reliance Infratel, Business Line reported.In 2014-15, net profit of RCOM plunged 32 percent to ₹714 crore compared to ₹1,047 crore a year ago.However, the company has announced to make substantial investments in the current fiscal to grow its data business.”We will invest in the range of ₹1,500-Rs 2,000 crore this fiscal. Our focus area would largely be to increase data revenue,” RCom Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Business Gurdeep Singh told PTI.MTS has a strong presence in non-voice segment and derives 46.9 percent of total revenues from the segment. MTS saw its data card subscribers going up by 10.3 percent to 1.6 million by the end of 2014, Telecom Lead reported.last_img read more

Capering with the Cape Town boys

first_imgOn a Saturday afternoon in Capetown, basking in a corner of the Old Biscuit Mill- an erstwhile mill turned into a buzzing art and craft market- Jeremy strummed his guitar inconspicuously. Taken in by his music, Motheo walked into the picture with a polite request, ‘If I may rap along?’ This was back in 2010.Fast forward to 2013: Jeremy Loops is a rage in South Africa, after having performed in Rocking the daisies and Oppikoppi festival to over 10000 plus audience. And on this World Music Day, they came to the Capital as an upcoming international music band under Viacom 18’s emerging artistes platform – Emerge.  Jeremy,  armed with his loop peddle, harmonica and guitar; Motheo Moleko with his engaging rap; and Jamie Faull with his smooth saxophone tones made a debut in Delhi with some balmy notes, a heart full of curiosity for India, and exuberance writ large on their faces. Millennium Post catches up with Jeremy.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’How’s India, going by the first impressions?I have been here since today morning but I always dreamt of coming to India as a little boy.  The things that I thought of imaginatively, I have already sensed them: the smells, the people, the crazy motorcyclists…Growing up in South Africa, I had quite a few Indian friends. So, it’s not foreign for me.Looping live on stage post a degree in finance was a big transition. What did you set out for?I am a creative person by nature who was balancing the creative side with academics while growing up. I did my B.Sc in property development and finance. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe academic pressures made me go more creative. By the end of four years of college, when I had to take up a corporate job, I wanted to be in a band. I knew a lot of bands never take off or fail quickly and I had never sung before. I could only play guitar, so nobody would have accepted me back then. So, in 2007, I sailed off on a yacht and carried a set of loop peddles to escape for a few years. That extra time on my hands, my solitude, night time photography and music forced me to be more creative and dreamy. I have always loved Neil Young’s ’Dreaming man’, I connect to the song that goes this way: I am a dreaming man but that’s my problem.. I can’t say when I am not being real. It is wonderful to travel around the world with my music.  Was meeting Motheo in the Old biscuit mill, a significant juncture for your musical journey?Old biscuit mill is this organic place to go to for food and craft markets. I had just come back from sailing then and didn’t know what to do with my life. I was in a dark space. I had all this material I had been writing and I wanted to be in a band but I had never performed. I was making folk music and he jammed in with rap. Two weeks later, I was invited to play a gig in a club that made me believe, ‘maybe I can do something.’Quoting you, ‘I was scared of walking on stage to a gathering of 20000 people…’ Does the fear still overpower the performer in you?People always tell me that the scare would subside while excitement grows on.Standing amidst so many people out there, you have to grow over your personal barriers and insecurities. Its your music that you are putting out there and if people don’t like it, it gets personal.  With looping, we make our music live, so there are more chances of mistakes but the fear dissipates sooner now. What inspires you as a musician?Folk movement in the last few years by bands such as Mumford and sons.Ten years ago I couldn’t have been making my kind of music, but now the folk electronic music is commercially feasible. And I love music– live music by real people. Of my own songs, I really connect to ‘Power’. I made it to motivate myself and listening onto the radio, people connect to it in the same way, while starting their day in the morning.Is there a dream platform where you want to perform?I think I told myself, when I play in Glastonbury festival in UK, I will believe I have really achieved. But my goals are constantly changing. That’s the problem with human nature!Now, I am trying to set my goals as to where I want to spend my time. I don’t want to be a band that tours all around the world the entire year because it is incredibly taxing to be on road all the time. It will be better for us to find places where we resonate with the people to make them our strongholds. Eventually I would love to jam with the tabla and sitar players in India. It would be great if there could be a musical exchange between South Africa and India.last_img read more

Man taken to hospital after police called to man in distress on

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA man was taken to hospital after emergency services were called to a bridge over a busy Stoke-on-Trent dual carriageway in the early hours of the morning. Police and paramedics were called to the bridge over the A500 in Etruria at around 2.30am today (Wednesday April 10) after the man was spotted on the wrong side of the railings by an off-duty paramedic. The road was briefly shut while the man was persuaded to come down. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said:  “Officers from Staffordshire Police were called to a report of a man in distress on a bridge on the A500 in the early hours of this morning at 2.30am (10 April). Read MoreNorth Staffordshire couple killed in motorbike crash with tractor   “Officers attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital by colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service. “The road reopened 20 minutes later.” A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman added:  “An off-duty paramedic was heading back and spotted a male on the wrong side of the railings on a bridge over the A500. “They quickly called the police. “We attended and the man was assessed and taken to hospital by ambulance.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

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first_imgNews | April 30, 2009 Ohio State University, Cardinal Health, State of Ohio to Invest $10 Million To Advance Medical Imaging 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 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 | 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 | 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 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 April 30, 2009 – The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health and Ohio Third Frontier announced a collaboration that will invest more than $10 million to help shape the future of the medical diagnostic industry, combining Ohio State’s Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging research capabilities and Cardinal Health’s manufacturing and commercialization expertise for molecular imaging agents.Molecular imaging is one of the fastest growing areas in biotechnology, where specialized pharmaceuticals are injected into the body and seek out cellular functions related to specific disease. These imaging agents are visible using sophisticated imaging equipment, resulting in the ability to diagnose disease before a patient exhibits symptoms.The partnership will expand OSU’s Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging to include a new Molecular Imaging Technology Center. The center will house Ohio State’s researchers, as well as Cardinal Health’s radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility and nuclear pharmacy operations. Also, a distinguished faculty position in radiopharmaceutical chemistry will be added to Ohio State’s department of radiology.The new Molecular Imaging Technology Center will provide Ohio State researchers with unique manufacturing capabilities and expertise to aid development of new molecular imaging agents in positron emission tomography (PET imaging). Cardinal Health will support manufacturing and dispensing of these agents for clinical trials across its national network of radiopharmaceutical facilities.”While we expect to immediately create up to a dozen highly-skilled jobs with this exciting new partnership, the true value is collaborating with Ohio State and Cardinal Health to attract the best and brightest researchers to Ohio and continue to diversify our state’s economy,” said Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher.”Never before has the University’s role in generating long-term economic growth been more evident,” said E. Gordon Gee, president of the university. “The Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging is an excellent example, creating some 280 jobs, attracting or launching nine companies and generating a 10-to-1 return on the state’s investment.”John Rademacher, president of Cardinal Health’s Nuclear Pharmacy business said, “Researchers and industry alike will be attracted to the Molecular Imaging Technology Center as a one-stop shop for research, development, clinical investigational trials and full commercialization of new molecular imaging agents.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 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 Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. 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 Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 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 last_img read more

Bill Neville Joins LoanLogics as President COO

first_imgBrian Fitzpatrick, CEO and former President of LoanLogics, will focus on strategy, revenue growth, new clients, new products, and continue to improve customer satisfaction. As the CEO, Fitzpatrick is also LoanLogics’ “chief culture officer” and will be responsible for ensuring the organization remains faithful to its values during a time of rapid growth. Share Bill Neville Joins LoanLogics as President, COO LoanLogics, a Pennsylvania based technology provider in loan quality management and performance analytics, announced the appointment of veteran financial services leader Bill Neville as its President and COO. In his new role, Neville will be responsible for overseeing all operational controls, technology and software development, and the procedures and staff required to scale and grow the company. In addition to his executive role, Neville will also be a member of LoanLogics’ Board of Directors. Bill Neville Brian Fitzpatrick COO loan LoanLogics mortgage technology 2018-01-27 Radhika Ojhacenter_img “We are thrilled Bill is joining LoanLogics, especially at this critical time in the company’s growth,” said Fitzpatrick. “In particular, Bill’s expertise in financial planning, organizational development, product management and financial services technology make him a perfect fit for this role. We expect him to have a significant impact on LoanLogics’ future.” Neville has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as President, North America for Finastra. In his prior roles he served as a Board Director and later President of U.S. business at D+H, where he played an important role in the acquisition of various companies including Mortgagebot, Avista Solutions and Harland Financial. “LoanLogics has earned a stellar reputation by doing more than any other company to ensure the quality of loan file data in financial transactions,” said Neville. “In fact, the company’s loan quality management software is the go-to platform for lenders. I look forward to playing an instrumental role in the company’s continued growth by improving upon its financial strength and operational efficiency.” Neville also served as Managing Director and head of Citi’s North American hedge fund servicing business, as President of BISYS Alternative Investment Services, and as Group President of BISYS Banking Solutions Group. Earlier in his career, Neville held senior positions at several technology companies, including IBM. A U.S. Navy veteran, Neville holds an MBA from Suffolk University. January 27, 2018 666 Views in News, Technologylast_img read more

Torp Oslo 86

first_imgTorpOslo86 Two words can make my irrationality levels start to rise: London, Luton. It’s not London, Luton, it’s bloody Luton, Luton. They are two distinct places separated by 55km and a pricey train ticket or a brutally slow drive from London. London Stansted annoys me too and that’s even further away but I think it’s because Luton is a real town and has its own identity. I have nothing against Luton at all – I feel certain it is a good and noble place. Barry, who co-founded Skyscanner, comes from near there and he’s a fine fellow but he wouldn’t describe himself as a Londoner.Much as I realise this is a minor complaint, I do think that it underpins a serious point. Clearly, part of the reason the budget carriers keep their prices down is that they often fly into secondary or tertiary city airports – which primarily are cheaper but also have more available landing slots. The problem is that often they are miles away from where you want to be. I picked a popular low-cost airline and had a look at some of their routes. LubeckHamburg57 WeezeDusseldorf61 Where you fly toWhere you want to beDistance (km) BratislavaVienna56 CharleroiBrussels47 BergamoMilan47 SkavstaStockholm106 SchonefeldBerlin71 HamiltonToronto68 KirchbergFrankfurt110 ReusBarcelona93 I accept that sometimes it will be the case that passengers will actually want to get to somewhere near Weeze or Torp (wherever they might be) and that is jolly lucky for them; but those people going for a weekend away however, are likely to want to venture to the bigger, tourist cities. It’s like a couple from Spain deciding to spend a romantic weekend in Luton rather than London. Somehow, I think it unlikely.When I see Stockholm with Skavsta in brackets, I assume I am going to be landing somewhere near Stockholm, not over one hundred kilometres away. That is the same distance as travelling from Portsmouth to London. No tourist in their right mind would fly to Portsmouth and then trek on up to hit Big Ben and Harrods. And as far as I am aware, Vienna is not even in the same country as Bratislava which confuses me enormously.I think carriers have a duty to make it clear to passengers that they could well be flying into an airport that is actually quite a distance from where they potentially want to be. Cheap flights are all very well but only useful if you know where you are going.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAmbiguous Airports: how far is the airport from the city it serves?Skyscanner investigates the world of ambiguous airports, where the airport is actually nowhere near the city it claims to serve.Luton Airport Arrivals & Departures | Live Flight InformationGet all the London Luton arrivals and departures right here, with our real-time flight schedule. Whether you’re double-checking your flight status or meeting someone in the arrivals hall, we’ll keep you updated. Find cheap flights direct from Luton Download our app How do I check my flight status? Use the…Seven new Ryanair flights at London LutonSeven new Ryanair flights at London Lutonlast_img read more

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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be among the special guests when Michelle Obama goes on tour for her memoir “Becoming.”Others appearing with the former first lady will include Sarah Jessica Parker, Michele Norris and former White House aide Valerie Jarrett. The announcement was made by Live Nation and Crown Publishing on Tuesday.Obama’s book comes out Nov. 13 and her tour begins that night at Chicago’s United Center, with Winfrey serving as moderator. Witherspoon will join Obama in Denver and Jarrett in Washington, D.C. Obama will make 12 stops in all, ending in New York City’s Barclay Center on Dec. 19, with Parker as moderator. FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC’s “Today” show in New York. Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be among the special guests when Michelle Obama goes on tour for her memoir “Becoming.” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2018 11:26 am PDT Last Updated Oct 30, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Winfrey, Witherspoon among guests on Michelle Obama tourlast_img read more

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first_imgAkel leader Andros Kyprianou’s speech at the party’s convention on Sunday, in which he named Stavros Malas as the party’s nominee in next year’s presidential election, has prompted a barrage of reactions from several government ministers and political parties.Kyprianou attacked President Nicos Anastasiades – the frontrunner in the upcoming election – on his commitment to a solution to the Cyprus problem, which the party has consistently questioned in recent months after an international conference on Cyprus collapsed in July.“Once more, [Anastasiades] placed his personal ambitions over the fate of future generations and Cyprus’ interests,” Kyprianou said, although he added that “no one doubts the responsibilities of the Turkish side, or its notorious intransigence”.He then set his sights on the other major contenders for the presidency – Diko’s Nicolas Papadopoulos, supported by socialist party  Edek who have denounced bizonality as an element of a solution to the Cyprus problem, Solidarity, who have denounced federalism altogether, and the Citizens Alliance candidate Yiorgos Lillikas.“Who is proposing a new strategy, abandoning the federal model?” he asked.“The party of [Turkish] settlers in the north and the campaigns of Mr Papadopoulos and Mr Lillikas.”Commenting on the government’s performance on domestic issues, Kyprianou said half the population of Cyprus is essentially living below the poverty line, and cited Eurostat in claiming that Cyprus has sunk to the last spot in social protection spending, topping the list of countries with the fastest-growing gap between rich and poor.On energy, Akel’s chief said that the government has nothing to show for its five years in power but the third licensing round, and has killed plans for a natural gas liquefaction terminal that could have turned Cyprus into an energy hub.The all-out assault prompted reactions by various ministers and presidential candidates.A statement from the labour ministry said the statistics Kyprianou used “could not diverge from reality more”, since the most recent data released by the statistical service suggest that the rate of people living under the poverty line was 20.8 per cent in 2015, down a third from 33.4 per cent in 2012.Similarly, the energy ministry hit back at Kyprianou’s criticism by denying it had received a comprehensive energy strategy from the previous Akel-backed  government.“Instead, we received a tunnel-visioned obsession with creating a liquefaction terminal, which would have led our country into further economic risks,” the ministry said.“What is surprising is Akel’s nerve in accusing this government of its own inaction and wrong decisions.”Responding to Kyprianou, presidential candidate Nicolas Papadopoulos said Akel’s leader “has supported, and continues to support, Anastasiades’ failed strategy in the Cyprus problem”.“His false criticism cannot hide the fact that he bears much of the responsibility for the financial disaster that struck our country in 2013,” he said.In a statement, Lillikas complained that Kyprianou had misquoted him, “yet again distorting my remarks”.“I never said that Akel accepted the continued presence of Turkish troops or guarantees [in a solution to the Cyprus problem],” Lillikas said.“I only stated that the criticism leveled against Anastasiades regarding the collapse of talks at Crans-Montana is off the mark. If some believe [Anastasiades] should accept these too, that’s a different discussion, but I never attributed such beliefs to Akel,” he added.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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charge ticket holders $30 for a "game-day pass" to board the train to the stadiumWhile many people think urban schools are the most in danger Almost all political parties in our country can easily stake their claim for a patent on double-speak This phenomenon has been slowly corroding the foundation of our democratic system for a while now However it becomes disturbingly pronounced during the time of elections And unfortunately we are in the midst of one in the immediate aftermath of the announcement of Assembly election results in five states The dichotomy between the words and the actions of the political class has stopped baffling conscious citizens of the country long back But it has never stopped enraging them Let us take the example of the results of the recent state elections Clarity of the verdict in respect of Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand and Punjab has severely restricted the scope of political maneuvering At the same time fractured mandates in Goa and Manipur have created a fertile ground for some ‘smart’ politicians to tweak the verdict in their favour overturning certain ethos on which any democratic republic has long been thought to be premised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the BJP headquarters on 12 March adequately amplifies that dichotomy There is no denying the fact that Modi is a powerful and riveting speaker He can connect to a vast majority of the electorate quite effortlessly by adroitly employing a new vocabulary containing both earthy touch and rhetorical flourish He deserves credit for changing the very grammar of electioneering in the country especially from the campaigning stage of the 2014 parliamentary election But one’s strength may not always be able cover all the warts And the warts are not few to say the least It is pretty difficult to find fault with prime minister’s victory speech on Sunday as he did not veer away from the path of political correctness His emphasis on the need to work harder accepting victory in humility and reiterating that the newly elected state governments would be for all the citizens (and not for the people who voted them to power) are like music to the ears provided these words are analyzed on a stand-alone basis But once an objective analysis is attempted in the light of a politically important event the music turns slightly jarring Newly sworn-in Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal at the swearing-in ceremony in Imphal PTI The rapidly emerging political scenario in the state of Manipur after the declaration of the election results was a pointer to that direction I find it extremely difficult to reconcile the exhortation of the prime minister for a corruption free India with what might have possibly happened in Manipur during the course of the recent election The moot question is — in their over enthusiasm for a Congress-free India has BJP added further layers to the nasty game of horse-trading spearheaded by Congress not very long ago If the answer to the above question is positive should we be surprised at the fact that the iron lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila got only ninety votes in her maiden electoral fight against the political heavyweight Okram Ibobi Singh of Congress During her 16 year long relentless struggle demanding the withdrawal of the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the ‘disturbed’ Manipur she had thousands of supporters many of whom were very keen to be seen as champions of human rights in those turbulent days It is ironical that some of her earlier ‘cheerleaders’ are now alleged to be involved in certain undesirable political activities which are totally inimical to the growth of proper democratic ethos On 15 March Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath as the 24th chief minister of Manipur It is interesting to note that 56-year-old N Biren Singh (as he is popularly known) is a national football player-turned-journalist-turned-politician and more importantly he was a close confidante of the earlier chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh He left Congress and joined BJP only in October 2016 Shyamkumar who defected to BJP only a few days back after winning the election on a Congress ticket was also inducted as a cabinet minister throwing all norms of propriety to the wind Keenly observing the development many people have a question on their lips — is this the right way of purging the country of the Congress By changing the political loyalty for their own vested interests can a person change the age-old mindset associated with the party But unfortunately very few powerful politicians seem to have time and inclination to answer this kind of uncomfortable question In the recent Manipur election despite facing huge anti-incumbency sentiments Congress got 28 seats missing the magic number by 3 in the 60 member assembly Congress has been in power in the state since 2002 However their vote share declined from 424 percent to 351 percent in the current election On the other hand BJP got just 21 seats but their vote share saw a dramatic jump from 2 percent in the 2012 election to 363 percent in this election The fact that BJP trumped Congress on vote share percentage was very cleverly underlined by the party to bestow legitimacy to their efforts in forming the government This in turn has underlined the duplicity of the party in respect of adopting a moral high ground by the top leaders and doing just the contrary by its second rung leaders solely dictated by political expediency The support extended to BJP by National People’s Party (NPP) and Naga People’s Front (NFP) who got 4 seats each is not surprising as both the parties are part of NEDA (North East Democratic Alliance) NEDA was formed by BJP immediately after the Assam assembly election of 2016 with the powerful Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as its convenor The objective of NEDA is to ensure a Congress free North East Its first success was Arunachal Pradesh Sarma who masterminded and micro-managed the political events in Manipur has undoubtedly earned many brownie points in the eyes of the BJP central leadership But with Congress MLA Shyamkumar’s post-election defection to BJP and the news that another half a dozen Congress MLAs may switch loyalty amplifies the crisis plaguing our democracy These leaders brusquely talk about their desire to go to polls again if their earlier elections are rendered null and void under anti-defection law But they forget about the huge cost it imposes on common taxpayers There is a need for building up an academic debate to decide about the inclusion of the provision of ‘Right to Recall’ in our statue books in order to make the republic more robust At least the recent political events in the small state of Manipur clearly highlight the need for that debate on an urgent basis But whether India would be receptive to this idea or not is a matter which would be watched with abiding interest by many But before that happens it can be safely concluded that 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A..VIEW MORELorenzo Meloni—Magnum Photos1 of 28PalmyraInside War Ravaged SyriaAndrew KatzApr 07 2016The killing fields in Syria spread quickly Blood has spilled from streets to neighborhoods urban centers out to the countryside and eventually to ancient ruins No corner of the country has been spared Hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions have fled internally crossed into neighboring countries or Europe exacerbating a global refugee crisis A cease-fire between the government and opposition factions hangs in the balance six months after Russia officially entered this intractable fray to support President Bashar AssadMagnum photographer Lorenzo Meloni who for years has documented the grind of war and its toll on civilians fighters and their surroundings recently returned from a weeklong trip inside Syria Based in Paris but often in Beirut he obtained a visa and after arriving to Damascus on March 26 soon ventured out to three major cities — Aleppo Homs and PalmyraRelatedPalmyraSee the Palmyra We Can Never Get BackPalmyraSee the Palmyra We Can Never Get BackIn Aleppo he observed the mourning of a government soldier who died fighting ISIS and photographed internally displaced men women and children living in a former university building that was converted into a refugee center by a Syrian aid group He stood in the city’s famous souk one of six UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Syria that have all been damaged—not solely by jihadists In one surreal scene he watched the protestant vicar’s wife use a selfie stick to take photos of the congregation gathered outside the new church as part of the Easter celebrationsThe city has two sides: the sections that have retained an essence of normalcy—“it still feels like you’re in a warzone but a different kind” Meloni says—and their counterparts the war-torn areas have been so bombed and shelled that the mind struggles to understand how it can be rebuilt In this two-faced city Meloni says “most people have lost at least one relative in this war”In Homs Meloni saw streets and districts that had been bombed-out like in the Bab Amr district where the February 2012 shelling of a makeshift media center in an opposition-held area killed journalist Marie Colvin an American working with London’s Sunday Times and French photographer Remí Ochlik Some families displaced by the war had taken refuge in the shell of a school or returned to their own half-collapsed homes Flowers had been painted on the shell-ridden exterior of one buildingDuring this trip Meloni received permission from the Syrian government to enter Palmyra the city in central Syria that has recently been recaptured from ISIS after 10 months Palmyra’s ancient ruins are among the world’s most coveted cultural sites Meloni and a handful of journalists got there early in the morning and left in the evening spending the day shadowing government forces and seeing what remained of the ancient site“We arrived at a very important moment” he says “The first thing that the commander wanted to get across was the importance of commemorating the fighters who died there”From the hilltop citadel Meloni observed smoke rise from the modern city where he was told bomb disposal teams were detonating booby traps and mines—ISIS parting gifts He photographed Syrian soldiers at the amphitheater where ISIS militants conducted executions and watched them traipse around the new ruins of the ancient ruins “Before being there I was really afraid that everything was destroyed” he says “After we arrived I saw that many of the [structures] had survived” Among the losses was the Temple of Bel reduced to a sole portico above a bed of rubbleThe Tetrapylon in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra 2009Peter Aaron—OTTO The Tetrapylon in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra 2009Peter Aaron—OTTO1 of 10He found statues that had been defaced and ancient columns which despite weathering empires had been felled He stood near the fountain where ISIS showed off the decapitated body of Palmyra’s octogenarian antiquities scholar and top local preservationistTeju Cole the photography critic of The New York Times Magazine put it best in a column last October He wrote that a temple “as a record of both human skill and emotion is already a site of memory; when its only remaining trace is a photograph that photograph becomes a memorial to a memory” It is that photograph he continues that is “shadowed by its vanished ancestor”This notion is not limited to ruins of ancient times It can be applied to the living and the dead and the numbing destruction in parts of Aleppo and Homs that Meloni shows us in his pictures—in this evidenceLorenzo Meloni is a Paris-based photographer represented by Magnum PhotosAlice Gabriner TIME’s international photo editor and Andrew Katz TIME’s international multimedia editor edited this photo essayIDEAS Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME You’d think the end of the world would be enough to get us scared Humans have always been an exceedingly risk-averse specieswhich is how we came to survive as a species at all If there are lions on one part of the savannah we go to another If crocodiles keep coming out of the river we fish somewhere else So when it comes to the loss of the entire planet well we ought to take action And yet we don’t; we never do That odd contradiction is on display again in the wake of an announcement by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that a catastrophe is nighthat that distant future of an Earth best by floods droughts wildfires and typhoons isn’t distant anymore but as little as 12 years away Unless we act dramatically and fast the report says by 2030 temperatures will have risen to 27 F (15 C) above the average of the pre-industrial erathe threshold that has long been cited as the tipping point for calamity And while the announcement has been reported widely the public reactionagain as alwayshas been meh Volumes of research have been published over the decades trying to explain how and why we so often miscalculate riskover-preparing for things that are not likely to hurt us and ignoring or shrugging off the things that are The bad news for environmental scientists and policymakers trying to wake the public up to the perils we face is that climate change checks almost every one of our ignore-the-problem boxes For starters it lacks the absolutely critical componentthe “me” component “Nobody wakes up in the morning and looks at the longterm climate forecast” says David Ropeik an international consultant on risk perception and communication formerly with the Harvard School of Public Health “They ask what the weather is today where I live and how it’s going to affect me” That’s sensible as far as it goes Immediate concerns will always trump eventual concernswhich is one more trick of species survival But when it comes to climate change even when we do try to think long-term a lot of things get in the way Paramount among them is that climate action requires a lot of right-now sacrifice for a down-the-line payoff “When it comes to acting on problems the lure of our current comforts and conveniences will often cause us to act contrary to our values” says Paul Slovic University or Oregon psychologist and the president of Decision Research and international group of investigators who study decision-making and risk “If we think the consequences are far in the future we tend to discount the risk People just aren’t going to inconvenience themselves unless they’re forced to” Indeed even when the risk is not far in the futurewhen say a hurricane is cannonballing toward the coast and the government orders an evacuationplenty of people still don’t budge Here what’s known as the optimism bias is at work Other people may need to make tracks but your storm windows are top-of-the-line or your house is on slightly higher ground so why get off the couch If we find it so easy to talk ourselves out of acting in the face of a storm that’s just days away a disaster that’s many years away doesn’t stand a chance We establish that kind of distance from risk not just temporally but geographically and culturally If you live in an inland region well the floods are going to inundate the suckers on the coast not you If you live on the coast it’s the south coast that’s going to get hit and you live north And developed nations like the US are typically going to be able to deal with climate instability better than developing ones which allows us to conclude that while disasters happen elsewhere they don’t happen here “The question is often ‘Do I feel vulnerable’” says Slovic “For the most part we don’t and that shapes our behavior” Even when we do try to personalize things we have a hard time doing it We can picture what it would be like to get eaten by a shark Ropeik says or die in a mass shooting or an airplane crash That leads us to over-prepare for those risksarming teachers avoiding the beach driving instead of flying even though driving is manifestly more dangerous “But if you ask even the most devout climate change believers how they think it’s going to affect them they often can’t quite describe it” he says If it’s hard to picture it’s easy to ignore Finally there’s a sense of futilitythe inefficacy factor as risk experts put it Climate change is a huge problemarguably the biggest of all problemsand that makes individual action seem awfully pointless “We reason that we can curtail things we want to dolike driving or flying” says Slovic “but if other people aren’t going to do it it’s not going to make any difference” Of course every great human enterprise has called on people not to do things they want to do or to do things they don’tpaying taxes volunteering for military service tolerating rationing in time of war None of it is fun none of it is easy but all of it has helped ensure the success of the larger human project and the survival of the next generations If we can’t bestir ourselves now in the face of yet another alarming report from the climate change scientists we’re going to owe those generations an explanationand an apology Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsThis month marks the second anniversary of Pope Francis election The following is taken from THE FRANCIS MIRACLE: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church by John L Allen Jr Nowhere is the contrast between Benedict XVI and Francis more tangible than in the degree to which the papacy seems to have recovered its diplomatic and geopolitical swagger The normalization of relations between the US and Cuba in December 2014 came about in part thanks to Francis who wrote private letters to President Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro that reportedly helped break the ice between the two leaders "Francis is not resigned to a passive vision of world affairs" said Marco Impagliazzo president of the Rome-based Community of SantEgidio a Catholic organization active in conflict resolution and peace brokering in a 2014 interview "We must prepare for a new age of political audacity for the Holy See" Massimo Franco is one of Italys most respected journalists a veteran reporter who has covered all of Italys political figures of the late 20th century He believes that Francis is potentially even more crucial a political actor than John Paul II who mobilized the solidarity movement and set the dominoes in motion that led to the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe "By virtue of being Polish John Paul was hugely important for the fate of communism and for the reunification of Europe" Franco said in 2014 "As the first pope from the developing world Francis is important for every major issue facing the world today: poverty the environment immigration and war" While Francis clearly wants to deploy whatever influence he can to promote peace the pontiff is selective about how and how often he wades into conflicts His first real test came over Syria In August 2013 after President Bashar al-Assads regime was believed to have carried out a sarin chemical attack on opposition areas near the capital Damascus Western leaders began trying to foster public support for the use of military force US Secretary of State John Kerry said "History would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye" while President Barack Obama put Congress on notice that he was weighing a "limited narrow" attack As the first pope from the developing world Francis feels a special responsibility to listen carefully to what he calls the "peripheries" the places outside the usual Western centers of power That summer he was therefore determined to consult Syrias Christian leadership before reacting Christians are an important minority in Syria composing about 10 percent of the population of 225 million The majority is Greek Orthodox followed by Catholics the Assyrian Church of the East and various kinds of Protestants The leaders of those churches told the pope both in writing and during face-to-face encounters in Rome that forcing Assad from power was a recipe for disaster As they saw it if Assad fell Islamic radicals would most likely fill the voidthe choice for Syria is not between a police state and a democracy but between a police state and annihilation Most Syrian Christians recognize that Assad is a thug but believe that the alternative is even worse That judgment was confirmed in the summer of 2014 when forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant proclaimed a caliphate in northern Iraq driving tens of thousands of Christians and minority Yazidis from their homes and beheading a pair of American journalists and a British aid worker Francis has made clear that the crisis in Syria is a deep concern He used his first Urbi et Orbi ("to the city and the world") message on Easter Sunday 2013 to invoke prayer "for dear Syria for its people torn by conflict and for the many refugees who await help and comfort" "How much blood has been shed" Francis said that day "How much suffering must there still be before a political solution to the crisis will be found" In private Francis stressed during meetings with the Vaticans diplomatic team that he wanted updates from religious orders and other Catholic groups on the situation on the ground in Syria and told his brain trust that he planned to oppose expanding the conflict in Syria in every way he could The Vatican swung into action even dispatching anti-war messages through the popes Twitter account Although Syria was not the only crisis percolating Francis felt a special urgency about getting involved because of the precedent of Iraq At the time of the first US-led Gulf War there were an estimated 15 to 2 million Christians in Iraq Although they were second-class citizens under Saddam Hussein they were basically secure Husseins most visible international mouthpiece former foreign minister and deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz was himself a Chaldean Catholic Today up to 400000 Christians are thought to be remaining in the country but many believe the real number is lower as Islamic radicals have had a free hand in targeting the Christian minority Francis was determined not to stand by while another Christian community in the Middle East suffered the same fate Looking back at John Paul IIs vain efforts to stop the Iraq offensive in 2003 which included dispatching personal envoys to both Sadaam Hussein and President George W Bush in February and March of that year Francis felt the intervention had been too political It failed in Franciss eyes to draw on whats most distinctive about the papacy as a global force: its spiritual capacity So Francis opted to do something only a religious leader could do: he called a global day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria on Sept 7 2013 inviting the worlds 12 billion Catholics as well as all women and men of goodwill to help him storm heaven with prayer When darkness fell in Rome that evening Pope Francis stepped out into St Peters Square to preside over a five-hour prayer service designed specifically for the Syria campaign The Vatican estimated the global television audience for the service to be in the hundreds of millions Thousands of Catholic parishes and other venues staged their own prayer services that day too Its not clear how much credit Francis can claim for halting the initial rush to declare war against Assad Before Francis stepped out into the square that evening support for Western strikes in Syria was already beginning to erode UK Prime Minister David Cameron had already lost a vote in the House of Commons seeking support to join the US in military action and French President François Hollande was softening his earlier bellicose rhetoric Nonetheless the popes stance was given wide play in the Arab media and when he visited the Middle East in May 2014 Syrian Christian refugees in Jordan brandished signs thanking the pontiff for "saving our country" In June 2014 Francis made an even riskier and more audacious diplomatic foray: an invitation to the presidents of Israel and Palestine to pray for peace in the Vatican in an effort to revive the stalled peace process The invitation was a result of Franciss May 2014 trip to Jordan Israel and the Palestinian territories the region known to Christians as the Holy Land The visit crystallized Franciss reputation as a pope of surprises because it was punctuated by moments that veered off script and left the popes advisers scrambling to keep up The shocks began on May 25 when Francis called on Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem Afterward the pontiff was scheduled to proceed to Bethlehems Manger Square to celebrate mass for the citys dwindling Christian population His route for the short drive took him immediately next to the massive 26-foot-high barrier separating Israel from the West Bank known as the "security fence" by Israelis and the "apartheid wall" by Palestinians At a certain point and with no advance warning to anyone Francis asked his driver to stop and pull over There was a moments delay as his security team scrambled to get into position and then the pope got out walked over to a portion of the wall where "Free Palestine" had been graffitied and paused for about five minutes of silent prayer At the end Francis placed his hands on the wall and leaned in until his forehead came to rest then made the sign of the cross It became the most powerful visual of the trip and was almost universally taken as a gesture of solidarity with Palestinian suffering While it was happening a visibly flustered Vatican spokesman an Italian Jesuit named Fr Federico Lombardi was madly thumbing his BlackBerry Lombardi knew that the stop at the wall was political dynamite and was desperately trying to invent a nonpartisan way to frame it Later that day Lombardi told reporters that Francis wasnt taking sides but was simply expressing a biblical lament "The pope thinks like a prophet" Lombardi said "He imagines a day when a wall wont be necessary to keep these two peoples apart This was not a statement about the present political situation" In a sense Lombardi and other Vatican officials trying to spin the stop at the wall lucked out because two hours later the pope supplied an even more startling storyline when he announced that he had invited both Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to join him for a prayer for peace "in my house" Both leaders swiftly accepted the invitation and the date was set for June 8 In the run-up the Vatican did everything it could to lower expectations "Anybody who has even a minimum understanding of the situation would never think that as of Monday peace will break out" said Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa a Franciscan priest based in the Middle East who organized the event The popes lone ambition he said was to "open a path" that was previously closed Peres and Abbas arrived separately at the popes residence at the Domus Santa Marta where each had a brief private moment with the pontiff Francis and his guests were then joined by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople with TV cameras capturing the four men exchanging embraces and kisses They proceeded to the Vatican gardens chosen as the setting because they contain no obvious Christian symbolism and took part in a service that featured scriptural readings and prayers for peace from Judaism Islam and Christianity Franciss message was brief but forceful "Peacemaking calls for courage much more so than warfare" he said Only the tenacious he argued "say yes to encounter and no to conflict; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities; yes to respect for agreements and no to acts of provocation" With the benefit of hindsight the peace prayer seemed to carry three layers of significance First it pioneered a new channel of backdoor diplomacy under the cover of religious piety Second it solidified a Vatican recipe for making prayer with followers of other religions theologically acceptable Whenever popes staged such events in the past there was always blowback from traditionalists who grumbled that such exercises promote the idea that all religions are equal amounting to a sort of New Age sacrilege This time there was no single moment of joint prayer but rather separate prayers for Jews Muslims and Christians Organizers insisted that the leaders were not "praying together" but instead "coming together to pray" Third the fact that Francis invited Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople to join the summit has ecumenical importance because it signifies that it wasnt just a papal undertaking but a broader Christian project It also suggests that in the future the pope will look to build ecumenical coalitions behind his peace initiatives By now Francis has demonstrated how he wants to engage the world as a peace pope He approaches conflicts in a uniquely spiritual fashion He wants to rely on the resources of faithprayer and fasting invocations of the sacred texts of the worlds great religions and popular devotions and religious observances In his eyes its not only the appropriate way for a pope to exert his influence its also good politics Many of the worlds bloodiest conflicts have a clear religious subtext which means that a spiritual leader can engage them in a fashion that no secular diplomat could The Francis brand of diplomacy is premised on personal relationships American Catholic writer David Gibson refers to this one-on-one style as the "Francis doctrine" citing the popes remarks immediately after his return from the Holy Land that peace is not mass-produced but "handcrafted" every day by individuals This artisanal approach runs through the popes peace efforts Francis felt emboldened to invite Peres and Abbas because he had established a personal rapport with both leaders during previous encounters in the Vatican He brought Skorka and Abboud along to the Middle East not just because theyre well-established points of reference in interfaith dialogue but because theyre old friends He has set up Bartholomew I of Constantinople as his geopolitical partner not just because hes a prominent Orthodox leader but because the two men clearly like and respect each other In the future its reasonable to expect that Francis will pick where to deploy his political capital in part based on where he has developed personal ties Excerpted from THE FRANCIS MIRACLE: Inside the Transformation of the Pope and the Church by John L Allen Jr.

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His Chauri Chaura decision was arbitrary and as I have argued before.

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" he said in comments published by British newspapers on Saturday. The film stars actors Sachit Patil, India began their tournament campaign after beating hosts England and later grabbed wins against West Indies, The statement is unlikely to inspire confidence, of which only 80 members (20 teams) were shortlisted for the competition. But for the Army the response was “mindboggling”. which are fearful of anything that might stoke separatist sentiment among their own large Kurdish minorities.opener Tillekaratne Dilshan, Katrina said, Kabul: Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers.

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citing hopes of some kind of deal brokered between Israel and Palestinians with the help of son-in-law Jared Kushner.a resident of Simla Puri; and Paramjeet Singh,and when it did come.

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Given that the leagues are commercially run, spoke to me recently about how much he had learnt from MS Dhoni on the art of finishing an innings while playing together at Chennai Super Kings. they’re top of the league.

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138 votes, 37.READ |Down the Ganga: A mother her daughters get a toilet — and dignity |Click here The villagers especially women work in the kilns that dot the Ganga in Sahibganj and Godda districts The Ganga passes through a very small part of Godda and travels down to West Bengal They bathe and work along the river which they call a boon “There is enough water in the hand-pumps throughout the year and we don’t have to worry about where we will go to bathe Having the river also means we have one more mode of transportation A steamer from here goes to Bihar daily It can carry trucks cars and people of course and reaches Manihari in Bihar in 2 hours In fact my daughter’s baraat came in the steamer” says America Devi?READ |Down the Ganga: Swachh Bharat along a river some gaps in itswake But the river can also wreak havoc ‘The water enters our homes whenever the rains are good and we are forced to rebuild our lives We get no help in rehabilitation and the services here are very poor So many tractors and trucks cross from here each day towards the kiln but there isn’t even a proper road” said Shehzadi Khatoon 25 She adds however that the overall cleanliness in the village has improved since the scheme was launched three years ago “A few people are still without toilets and they should cover them as well At least then we will have one problem less” The gram pradhan agrees “Coverage under the scheme is quite good in my village but there are gaps I will not say it is completely open defecation-free” said Mohammad Allauddin Ansari who has been the gram pradhan for five years “Pare not satisfied with the construction Some have come up with complaints that toilets are getting damaged within a year and they can’t get them repaired while others say they don’t want tanks with unlined pits Some villagers have pooled in money and built a common septic tank for their toilets Everyone is scared of contaminating the groundwater supply” Shah Alam 50 is among the few villagers who invested their own money into building a toilet with a septic tank His neighbours too have built a link between their toilets and the tank “I didn’t want water in the chhapakal (hand-pump) to get contaminated In any case drainage in the village is a very big problem I spent about Rs 60000 in getting the toilet made and got Rs 12000 from the government” he said Others in the village say they can’t afford such luxuries Haseena Khatun a widowed mother of six was not in the village for three months and missed out on getting a toilet built by the government? Nirmal Jit Sekhon, explores the multiple ethical issues which the technology will encounter as it becomes more and more accessible.given only eight days before the Mathematics board exam? For Jazmin, 2017 12:00 am (Illustration: Subrata Dhar) Related News The past few days have been a blur because my son was giving his board exams and of course, R K Agrawal and Arun Mishra said.” the bench said.and everyone in the village knew about it.

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