Photo: Look Who’s At The Oklahoma-Vanderbilt Game

first_imgA closeup of Oklahoma Sooners cheerleadersOKLAHOMA CITY, OK – MARCH 20: Oklahoma Sooners cheerleaders perform against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 20, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, the Oklahoma Sooners took on the Vanderbilt Commodores in the Big-12/SEC Challenge. The Sooners outclassed the Commodores for much of the first half to the tune of a 41-23 lead heading into the half.During halftime, a familiar face dominated the cameras. Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts was in the building to watch the Sooners in action on Saturday afternoon and it looks like the Oklahoma faithful was glad to see him.There was a massive line to meet the former Alabama football star.Check it out.Halftime turned into a Jalen Hurts meet-and-greet: pic.twitter.com/55Fhy5X6sR— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) January 26, 2019Hurts graduated from Alabama in the fall and will be immediately eligible to play for the Sooners when the team takes the field for the 2019 college football season.After announcing his plans to transfer to Oklahoma, Hurts’ odds to win the Heisman jumped – making him the third-favorite behind Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa.Lincoln Riley and company have produced the past two Heisman winners, so the jump in odds shouldn’t come as a surprise. Now the college football world just have to wait over seven months to see what Hurts can bring to the table.In the meantime, he’ll be a celebrity walking around campus like only a true football star can.last_img read more

Former Penn State QB Tommy Stevens Named Starter At Mississippi State

first_imgTommy Stevens flexes after a play for Penn State vs. Iowa.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 27: Tommy Stevens #2 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates after rushing for a 3 yard touchdown in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes on October 27, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens received huge news on Thursday afternoon.Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead announced Stevens will be the team’s starting quarterback when the season opens next weekend.Three months ago, Stevens decided to take his talents away from Happy Valley. After spending a short time in the transfer portal, Stevens revealed his decision to transfer to Mississippi State.“I am very blessed to have the opportunity to go to a place like MSU, where I can create more relationships and more experiences,” Stevens wrote on Twitter. “A place that will give me the opportunity to compete at the highest level and also a place where I can expand my education even further.” After just three months on the team, Stevens won the starting job.BREAKING: Tommy Stevens has been named Mississippi State’s starting quarterback. #HailState🐶 pic.twitter.com/3cB8jhF4oU— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) August 22, 2019At Penn State, Stevens backed up Trace McSorley, but was also used as a receiver and runner. Over the last three seasons, Stevens rushed for 506 yards and eight touchdowns on 76 carries while catching 14 passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns.As a passer, Stevens is 24-of-41 in his college career, throwing for 304 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.The former three-star quarterback got comfortable in Moorhead’s system before he left to become the head coach at Mississippi State.Now he’ll lead the Bulldogs on the field.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Comments On Michigan’s Struggles This Season

first_img “We said preseason that when you install a new offense – when I’ve ever taken a job and you put something in – it’s a five- to six-week period where everybody is getting used to each other, what’s the quarterback’s comfort, what’s the skillset of the people you’re playing with,” Meyer said on Saturday, per 247Sports. “So it’s absolutely the right time to evaluate the offense and I think there has to be some hard conversations. What’s your top three, four or five runs? And that’s it, get great at them. What’s your top three, four or five passes? Get great at them.“And that’s the luxury that you have. I know it’s hard that they didn’t play well, they haven’t really played well for two weeks on offense. They haven’t had the explosive plays that you thought they would have. Don’t panic. Keep going. You made a commitment to the spread offense. You can’t turn back now. You have to or the players will look at you like you’re out of your mind. You keep pushing, keep pushing, keep pushing, but you have to identify what they do well.”Michigan has a bye this week, so the Wolverines will have some more time to figure things out. Then, Jim Harbaugh’s team travels to Wisconsin.The two programs are set to kick off at noon E.T. on Sept. 21. The game will be on FOX. ohio state head coach urban meyer after his final gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer dominated Michigan during his time in Columbus, so if anyone is qualified to analyze what needs to get better in Ann Arbor, it’s probably him.The former Buckeyes head coach turned FOX analyst weighed in on Michigan’s struggles following the Wolverines’ overtime win over Army.Michigan has struggled on offense through two weeks. The Wolverines have a new offensive coordinator in Josh Gattis and the offense was expected to explode this year. That hasn’t happened yet, though.Meyer says that’s not surprising, though. He believes it’ll take a month-plus for everything to start to click on offense.last_img read more

Injury Update For LSU Wide Receiver Terrace Marshall

first_imgLSU cheerleaders run around the field with flags.BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 13: Members of the Louisiana State University Tigers cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown during the game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers defeated the Warhawks 51-0. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Lost in LSU’s dominant victory over Vanderbilt was that Terrace Marshall Jr. suffered a foot injury. The sophomore wide receiver was having a solid performance prior to exiting the game.The Tigers decimated the Commodores on the road in large part because of their offense. Joe Burrow broke the school’s record for most touchdown passes in a single game with six.Burrow found a lot of success throwing to Marshall early in the game. He reeled in four passes for 75 yards before leaving the game with an injury.Marshall’s injury occurred in the second half against Vanderbilt. Later in the afternoon he returned on crutches with a boot on his left foot. Check it out:Terrace Marshall on crutches with a boot on his left foot. He left the game in the second half. #LSU pic.twitter.com/F3ls1SCmU7— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) September 21, 2019Ed Orgeron spoke to the media after the game about the injury, saying “It didn’t look good.”Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Marshall suffered a foot fracture. LSU should have an update on the talented wideout following more medical tests.Not having Marshall for at least a month would be tough for the Tigers. Nonetheless, the offense has more than enough playmakers to overcome his absence.It also helps LSU that its bye week is coming up. That’ll give the offense a chance to figure out how they’ll fill the void left behind by Marshall.last_img read more

How Kedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir celebrated their birthdays with Chennai Super Kings. Watch

first_imgHow Kedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir celebrated their birthdays with Chennai Super Kings. WatchKedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir’s birthday celebrations with Chennai Super Kings were of contrasting fashion. Watch the team in full celebration mode.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 15:24 IST Kedar Jadhav was bathed in cake on his birthday by his CSK teammates. (@ChennaiIPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKedar Jadhav wildly celebrated his birthday after CSK’s win over Delhi CapitalsImran Tahir’s birthday celebration was a sober oneChennai Super Kings next play Rajasthan Royals at homeKedar Jadhav and Imran Tahir celebrated their birthday with their Chennai Super Kings family in contrasting fashion after CSK registered a big win over Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday. While Jadhav’s celebration happened on the eve of the win, Tahir celebrated his on Wednesday.While both the birthday celebrations had the basic cake-cutting ceremony, what followed after Jadhav and Tahir cut the cake was in complete contrast.Jadhav celebrated his birthday shirtless. He sang and laughed a bit with his CSK teammates before cutting and eventually bathing in it.After Jadhav cut the cake and fed it to a couple of people, his CSK teammates started applying the cake all over his face and body. Dhoni was even seen poking a bit of fun at Jadhav.When you become Mudhalvan Arjun but only due to all the #Yellove! Super scenes from Kedar’s big day! Special cameo mention: @DJBravo47! #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/ZabqerYjcUChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 27, 2019Thereafter, Jadhav, in that cake-filled state, took pictures with Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina.In complete contrast, Tahir’s birthday celebration was a lot more sober and low key.Tahir calmly cut the cake after which Deepak Chahar went forward and took a piece of cake to feed him and applied just a little cream on his cheeks.For a change, #ParasakthiExpress didn’t run and the Lions did the honours very delicately! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/Kif8d9SK7HChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 27, 2019Bravo and the other teammates also then came forward and shared the cake with Tahir.advertisementChennai Super Kings, who have so far won both their IPL 2019 matches, will next take on Rajasthan Royals at home on March 31.Also Read | Fans breach security to meet MS Dhoni at Feroz Shah KotlaAlso Read | Great to be able to reconnect with Chennai guys again: Shane WatsonAlso Read | CSK are not 60 year-olds, we are all 32-35, says Dwayne BravoAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s strategic skills unmatched, says Suresh RainaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kedar JadhavFollow Imran TahirFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

Australia complete series whitewash vs Pakistan after 20-run win in 5th ODI

first_imgadvertisement Australia complete series whitewash vs Pakistan after 20-run win in 5th ODIAustralia (327 for 7) beat Pakistan (307 for 7) by 20 runs to clinch the five-match ODI series 5-0 in Dubai on Sunday. graphs commentary Reuters DubaiApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 09:43 IST Usman Khawaja missed out on a hundred by just 2 runs (Cricket Australia Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia (327 for 7) beat Pakistan (307 for 7) by 20 runsKhawaja top-scored for AUS with 98 while Maxwell (70) registered his 3rd straight fiftyJason Behrendorff was the pick of the bowlers for AUS as he grabbed 3 for 63 in 8 oversAustralia’s top four batsmen all posted half-centuries as they beat Pakistan by 20 runs to complete a 5-0 one-day series whitewash in Dubai on Sunday.Sent out to bat, Australia finished with a commanding total of 327-7 on a flat Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch.Opener Usman Khawaja was all set for his third hundred this month but fell for 98 to fast bowler Usman Shinwari.Glenn Maxwell, meanwhile, celebrated his 100th one-day international with an impressive 33-ball 70, Shaun Marsh scored 68-ball 61 and captain Aaron Finch made 69-ball 53 to put Australia in control at halfway stage.It was Maxwell’s third consecutive 50-plus score, giving him a timely boost in intense competition for the middle-order spots for the World Cup starting on May 30 in England and Wales.Khawaja and Finch laid the foundations with a solid 134-run opening stand but it was Maxwell’s 10 fours and three sixes that helped Australia to 107 runs in the last 10 overs.What an unbelievable couple of months it’s been! From being 0-2 against India and fighting back and winning shows the resilience and courage of this group of players. To then continue on https://t.co/5J47lxocimAaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) April 1, 2019Pakistan lost opener Abid Ali, who scored a century on debut in the last match, for a golden duck in the first over but Shan Masood and Haris Sohail got the run chase on track with a steady partnership of 108 for the second wicket.Leg-spinner Adam Zampa celebrated his 27th birthday by trapping Masood (50) leg-before to give Australia a crucial breakthrough, before Maxwell’s off-spin removed Mohammad Rizwan for 12.advertisementSohail smashed his second century of the series but holed out to paceman Kane Richardson for 130 when the run-rate pressure forced him to go for broke in the 41st over.Captain Imad Wasim scored an unbeaten 50 to reduce the deficit but the task proved too big for Pakistan who finished 307-7 after 50 overs.”It’s very satisfying,” said Australia coach Justin Langer.”We came here in September and Pakistan showed us how to play cricket (with 3-0 Twenty20 series win). We worked really hard in the summer to turn it around, and 5-0 is a great result.”Everyone in world cricket is working towards the World Cup, and it’s always nice to go into the tournament with confidence. We’ve got some now.”The win was Australia’s eighth in a row after their 3-2 comeback victory in the series in India this month.Also Read | 5th ODI, Highlights: Australia complete 5-0 whitewash over Pakistan in the UAEFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Pakistan vs AustraliaFollow PAK vs AUSFollow Usman KhawajaFollow Jason Behrendorffcenter_img No data available! scorecard view more view lesslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: England’s road to the final

first_img Next World Cup 2019: England’s road to the finalEngland will take on New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019 final today at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 08:28 IST Photo: ReutersEngland came into the World Cup as outright favourites to win the title. In the years after their 2015 World Cup debacle, England’s approach to ODI cricket went through a complete overhaul. Their all or nothing batting style helped them notch up four 400-plus totals and at the World Cup, their bowlers have also stepped up but they have faced some difficulty in reaching the knockout stage.IANS takes a look at the hosts journey to the final, where they will take on New Zealand at the Lord’s on Sundayvs South Africa (May 30)Result: England won by 104 runsThe tournament opener was also one in which England sent a clear signal to the rest of the teams. They got partnerships all the way down the order batting first with Ben Stokes top scoring with 89. Stokes also took two wickets and a blinder of a catch on the ropes to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo. England had made 311/8 and in response, South Africa were all out for 207.vs Pakistan (June 3)Result: Pakistan won by 14 runsWhat was expected to a stroll in the park ended up being a sensational defeat. Pakistan batted first and got strong partnerships from their top five. They set up a total of 349. England got centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler but the rest hardly scored as they were eventually restricted to 334/9.vs Bangladesh (June 8)Result: England won by 106 runsJason Roy smashed 153 off 121 balls to help England reach 386/6 in their 50 overs. It did look like they would make well over 400 when Roy was going big guns in the middle overs. Shakib Al Hasan scored 121 but Bangladesh managed to reach only 280, thus sealing the win for England.advertisementvs West Indies (June 14)Result: England won by 8 wicketsWhat was expected to be a run-fest turned out to be a bit of a farce. Joffra Archer and Mark Wood took three wickets apiece as West Indies were blown away for 213. However, Roy was injured while fielding which affected England later on. Joe Root opened with Jonny Bairstow and scored an unbeaten hundred as England wrapped up the chase in 33 overs.vs Afghanistan (June 25)Result: England won by 150 runsCaptain Eoin Morgan smashed a record 17 sixes as he raced to 148 off just 71 balls. Rashid Khan ended with 110/0 in 9 overs, the most expensive figures for a bowler in ODI history. The chase was a farcical one that ended with Afghanistan labouring to 247/8 in 50 overs.vs Sri Lanka (June 21)Result: Sri Lanka won by 20 runsThis match sparked life into the group stages and is one of the main reasons why it didn’t end with a series of dead rubbers. Sri Lanka batted first and Angelo Mathews’ 85 helped them reach 232/9. The mighty England batsmen were bamboozled by Lasith Malinga, who first got the wickets of Bairstow, James Vince and Morgan before snaffling Buttler later in the chase. Sri Lanka managed to defend the total quite comfortably in the end, dismissing England for 212. Suddenly the hosts’ chances of making the knockouts were in jeopardy.vs Australia (June 25)Result: Australia won by 64 runsJason Roy was not available for the second match in succession and England’s need for an opener of his calibre was seen once again. Australia, on the other hand, got a strong opening partnership with David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch putting up 123 runs. Finch went on to score 100 as Australia scored 285/7. Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc then blew away the England top order within the first 14 overs. England were kept in the game by the tenacious Ben Stokes and it took a yorker that is a good contender for ball of the tournament from Starc to dismiss him. Starc took four wickets while Behrendorff scalped five.vs India (June 30)Result: England won by 31 runsJason Roy returned and England went back to winning ways. Roy and Bairstow put up an opening stand of 160 runs as the latter scored 111. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler then pummelled the Indian bowlers towards the end of the innings as England posted 337/7. England then saw out a century by Rohit Sharma and restricted India to 306/5.vs New Zealand (July 3)Result: England won by 119 runsAnother sublime performance from the openers set the platform for England to beat their eventual title clash opponents by a comprehensive margin. England’s top two contributed 194 runs while Morgan’s cameo helped push the total to 305/8. England’s five-pronged pace attack, with able assistance from Adil Rashid, then blew New Zealand out of the park as the Kiwis were all out for 186.Semifinal vs Australia (July 11)Result: England won by 8 wicketsEngland’s rematch against Australia was in the semifinal and it couldn’t be more different from their previous encounter than it was in this case. Australia batted first and Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid and Joffra Archer ensured that they were all out for 223. Roy played a blinder of an innings at the top of the order and would have made a century had it not been for an erroneous caught behind decision that went against him. His 124-run opening stand with Bairstow effectively killed the match as England reached the World Cup final for the first since 1992 by chasing down the target in 32.1 overs.advertisementALSO READ | World Cup 2019 Final: England’s batting might up against New Zealand’s fearsome bowling as history beckonsALSO READ | Always feared England would produce their best on the biggest stage: Allan BorderALSO WATCH | Dhoni at No. 5 would have made a difference: Sachin TendulkarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow ICC World Cup 2019last_img read more

Urvashi Rautela flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and yoga pants at airport. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Urvashi Rautela was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The Sanam Re actress flaunted her enviable figure with her airport look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She chose a black sports bra showing off her washboard abs.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She paired the sports bra with yoga pants of the same colour and a white oversized jacket.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The actress accessorised her look with black chunky sneakers and pair of large sunnies.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: The actress is currently shooting for her upcoming film, Pagalpanti.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Urvashi Rautelaairport lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Urvashi Rautela was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport. For her look, the actress wore a sports bra that she paired with matching yoga pants and an oversized white jacket.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d32a76004a721563600736_1571503_editCommentContent Publish date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 10:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Urvashi Rautela flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and yoga pants at airport. See picsApp headline: Urvashi Rautela flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and yoga pants at airport. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer responds to Steve Smith challenge ahead of Manchester Test

first_imgAshes 2019: Jofra Archer responds to Steve Smith challenge ahead of Manchester TestAshes 2019: Steve Smith will be returning to competitive action during the tour match against Derbyshire from Thursday. Ahead of the Manchester Test, Smith and England pace sensation Jofra Archer have had a bit of off-field banter.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 13:28 IST Ashes 2019: The much-anticipated duel between Jofra Archer and Steve Smith will resume in the 4th Test (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmith pointed out Archer hasn’t got him out despite the vicious bouncerArcher responded to Smith’s comments, saying he has ample time to dismiss himAustralia and England will play the 4th Test in Manchester from September 4Ahead of the 4th Ashes Test, starting September 4 in Manchester, Steve Smith and Jofra Archer have added spice to their much-talked-about rivalry by coming up with open challenges.Before Ben Stokes played the innings of his life to keep England’s Ashes dream alive in Leeds, the talking point surrounded the match-up between the pace gun Jofra Archer and batting mainstay Steve Smith. The duel lived up to expectations as Archer troubled Smith with his pace and well-directed short balls.Despite not getting him out in the 2nd Test at Lord’s, Archer’s bouncer caused Smith a lot of problems as the Australia batsman as Archer’s bouncer hit him on his neck on Day 4. Smith had to walk off the field only to resume batting latter in the day. However, Smith did not take the field on the final day and was ruled out of the 3rd Ashes Test with a delayed concussion.In Steve Smith’s absence, England were able to sneak a win and keep the Ashes series alive, thanks to Ben Stokes’s brilliance with the bat.Steve Smith will be returning to competitive action in a tour match against Derbyshire in Manchester on Thursday. Ahead of his return, Smith played down the Archer threat, saying the England pacer is yet to dismiss him in Tests.”There’s been a bit of talk that he’s got the wood over me, but he hasn’t actually got me out. He hit me on the head on a wicket that was a bit up and down at Lord’s. All the other bowlers have had more success against me, I daresay. I’ve faced them a bit more, but they’ve all got me out a lot more,” Smith said.advertisementI can’t get him out if he wasn’t there: Jofra ArcherResponding to Smith’s comments, Archer came up with a cheeky comment when he said Smith has to be out there batting for him to get him out while referring to the bouncer that made Smith unavailable for the 3rd Test.Archer, who picked up his maiden 5-wicket haul in Leeds though maintained that he is not going to focus on individual battles but on helping England win the Ashes.”Well, I can’t get him out if he wasn’t there. But there’ll be more than ample time to get him out. Archer said.”I’m not saying I won’t get him out but if we don’t get him out there are 10 other people we can get out and if he’s stranded on 40 that’s not helping his team too much. He can’t do it all himself. We want to win the game. I’m not here to get caught up in a contest with one man. I want to win the Ashes,” Archer added.Also Read | Bharat Arun on Jasprit Bumrah’s Antigua heroics: Best spell of fast bowling from an Indian in long timeAlso Read | Will only take real satisfaction from the innings if we win back the Ashes: Ben StokesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Jofra ArcherFollow England VS AustraliaFollow Ashes 2019 Nextlast_img read more

Off the Beaten Path: Hana, Maui

first_img Pabst Continues Portfolio Expansion With PBR Hard Coffee 1. Hana 2. Hana 3. Hana 4. Hana 5. Hana 6. Hana 7. Hana 8. Hana 9. Hana 10. Hana 11. Hana 12. Hana 13. Hana 14. Hana 15. Hana 16. Hana 17. Hana 18. Hana 19. Hana 20. Hana 21. Hana 22. Hana 23. Hana 24. Hana 25. Hana 26. Hana 27. Hana Sleep With the Wolves in Canada’s Parc Omega Witness Antarctica’s 2021 Total Solar Eclipse on an Exclusive Cruise These Treehouses Will Restore Your Sense of Childlike Wonder center_img The Best Wine Country Regions in the U.S. for Outdoor Adventures True—Maui is no longer Hawaii’s secret little paradise. False—There are no more hidden wonderlands to experience in Maui. In fact, along Maui’s roads less traveled it’s still possible to experience the fabled small town charm that drew people here in the first place.But to find the long lost languid side of Maui, it’s a good idea to skip the road altogether. Mokulele Airlines (Hawaii’s local) swept me away from the hordes of tourists at Maui’s Kahului International Airport to a small, one room airport on the other side of the island that announced itself by a simple, hanging wooden sign—”Hana Airport”. Twenty minutes and fifty bucks after leaving the jumble of high rises in the distance, I was surrounded by wild jungle and palm trees rustling the wind, staring up a dirt path waiting for a transfer to the town of Hana.Most of the people I left behind will stay on Maui’s west coast and only see Hana for a brief moment at the end of “The Road to Hana” (Highway 36), an incredibly scenic all-day drive dotted with waterfalls that’s sadly been transformed into a traffic jam of tourist vans. “Doing” the road is one of Maui’s most touted draws, so I was a little wary of flying right over it. Any regrets faded away after settling into my airy cottage at the Travaasa Hana.As if by the clockwork of a dream, while taking those first few moments to unwind on the private patio, a white egret landed on the back of a horse that was grazing less than 50 yards away, between nothing more than me and the Pacific ocean. From where I stood, Maui looked much like it did 50 years ago when tourists had just started to take notice of this insanely beautiful and unexplored tropical island. And when they came all those years ago, they initially flocked to this very location. The Travaasa may only be a few years old, but these are the same grounds of the first hotel ever in Maui (and is still the only hotel in Hana).The sprawling grounds are on the other side of the road from Hana’s downtown—really a few local eateries, a horse stable and a general store, all of which are abuzz with talk of the Festival of Aloha, a small parade and country fair that celebrates the local culture. In a few days, the town’s elders, vintage cars, motorbikes, Hawaiian beauty queens and other iterations of local life, will march down the town’s main path (they call it a road, I wouldn’t) under a bombardment of thrown candy to celebrate their Polynesian heritage.This I learned from Jolynn Piimauna, descendant of Hawaiian royalty who now runs the Hana stable. She’s a true paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy, and was guiding us on horseback along the back hills, off the main roads and highways along Maui’s plush green coast. She detailed the flora, fauna and history of this remote part of the island, “Hawaiian royalty used to love Hana. They found it had a rejuvenating spirit.” I didn’t have to close my eyes to imagine what they used to see; the gentle lull of the waves from the cliffs below and hazy mist covering Haleakala Volcano were time machine enough.On the walk back to the Travaasa from the stable, handwritten signs advertising local food and something called the “Chow Wagon,” caught my eye, and following their directions netted me a delicious handmade ice pop—Shaka pops if you go.Travaasa, which also has a property in Austin, Texas, is an experiential resort built to reflect the local culture. In Hana this means that you can choose to experience the infinity pool in a hammock or the best Lomilomi massage of your life in their number one ranked spa, but there’s also a schedule of Hawaiian activities like throw net fishing, archery, yoga, coconut husking, and ukelele lessons. Though, of course you could just work out all day in their exhaustive gym—your call.It would be completely understandable to never leave the resort’s grounds, but off property, just a few steps from the Travaasa, is one of Maui’s most spectacular and hard-to-get-to secret beaches—Red Sand Beach. The path is thin and slippery, precariously etched into a cliff lined in tree roots and isn’t for the faint of heart (for legal reasons, the Travaasa cannot give directions, but it’s easily found on Google maps). At the end is a perfectly secluded red sand beach, ensconced by steep cliffs and a natural jetty that create an A picture perfect placid swimming pool.A ten minute drive up the road from Travaasa are Koki and Hamoa beaches. They are rustic stretches of sand and surf, manicured by nothing more than Mother Nature. Hamoa has quite the reputation for its striking beauty; Koki, long a favorite of surfers is the quieter of the two. But go to both because the best views are had by walking the 20 minutes between them.A few minute drive in the other direction of Hamoa, and you can spend the day at Pa’iloa, the black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park. It can get a little crowded with day-trippers but behind the beach are a series of trails that lead to fresh water caves. They’re cold and totally swimmable; a great respite from the heat, though local legend says they’re haunted. Walk back to Hana on Kihaapi’ilani Trail (two to three hours) along the beach where you’ll pass century old ruins, pictographs and a few ancient burial sites.Friday and Saturday are pizza nights at Hana Farms, an organic farm about a fifteen minute drive up the road from Travaasa. The volunteers who cultivate the fruits and vegetables here also run Clay Oven Pizza, which is only open on weekend evenings. Seated at one of the five wooden picnic tables, we break out our beer and wine (it’s bring your own) and soon we’re chowing down on perfectly cooked pies, like the mouthwatering Pineapple Sausage. A man jams some Jawaiian tunes—a brand of polynesian reggae that’s been popular in Hawaii since the 1980s; children run about, and soon tables mix and conversation flows so much that it feels more like a friend’s backyard BBQ than any restaurant.It’s the same feeling at the Festival of Aloha that Sunday. The parade filed into the local football field where it took on the feeling of a country fair in small-town America, except with a lot of flowers. For a minute I felt out of place; the festival is built for the local community, not for tourists and I didn’t exactly know where to put myself. But then I spotted Chaka Pops, the same handmade ice pops I had on my first day in Hana. “You’re still here” the woman smiled. “You remember me?” I replied in partial shock. “It’s a small town,” she said, “I hope you’ve been enjoying your stay.”Stay…a much better word than visit, because even when I leave this place, a part of me will remain.Rooms at the Travaasa are running for half price if you book from now until May 9th. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

The Ticwatch 2 by Mobvoi is the Affordable Intro to Smartwatches

first_imgThe casual observer in the growing field of smartwatches may be curious about buying one for themselves, but looking at the price tag of the Apple Watch will probably keep everyone but the earliest adopters away. Not to mention that anyone with an Android phone is excluded from that particular decision entirely. Enter the Ticwatch 2 by Mobvoi, a sleek, low-cost alternative that came into the market ready to rock with both Android phones and iPhones.Coming from Chinese company Mobvoi, the Ticwatch 2 is expected to ship this week after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over $2 million in funding. Out of the box, the Ticwatch 2 comes with a cordless charging dock for easy bedtime power-ups. Mobvoi provided us with the white silicone band and silver watch face combination which looks and feels both sporty and modern. Some Android-based accessory products only offer a half measure in terms of design, but the Ticwatch 2 really does look and feel great on the wrist. Complementing the sleek appearance is a screen with both great resolution and contrast. When in passive watchface mode, it looks like a normal watch (and offers several different faces to choose from so you can take your pick between analogue or digital faces.) But as soon as a call or text comes in, it changes so completely that even if it didn’t buzz for notifications, your eye would naturally be drawn to it.The Mobvoi Ticwatch 4.0 software, which powers the device, is surprisingly smooth and glitch-free, flipping quickly between different tasks and apps. It only takes a few minutes of playing with the operating system to figure out how to accomplish all the basic tasks. This is due in large part to the fact that the Ticwatch 2 gives you four ways to interact with it: TouchTickleVoiceGestureHaving these different types of control is helpful for all the different tasks you can actually accomplish on it. Tickle is a signature, patented side touch-strip that allows your to swipe your finger along the edge of the watchface, which works great for scrolling through lists, while the voice control allows you to search without having to use a microscopic keyboard to type.Call quality on the piece is quite clear, even if using a watch for a phone probably doesn’t come naturally to anyone. The phone will also display your notifications, including texts and emails, on your wrist, a feature high-schoolers trapped in class where phones aren’t allowed probably envy. Overall, it’s surprising that such a fully-formed device would come to market at this price. Considering less attractive watches that aren’t even smartwatches still regularly go for similar prices, this is an accessible entry into the field that doesn’t disappoint in looks, ease of use, or overall functionality.For more information, our ‘Brother Site’, Digital Trends, has a full-review and rundown of the watch here.  10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers How to Shave With a Straight Razor Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

Volkswagen Finally Squashes the Beetle with 2019 Final Edition

first_img The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah Other changes include 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels for the SE trim level, and 18-inch alloy wheels with a multicolor design meant to reference the Última Edición’s combination of steel wheels, hubcaps, and whitewall tires. Final Editions get model-specific upholstery as well — cloth and leatherette with diamond pleats for the SE, real leather for the SEL.Final Editions get the same powertrain as other Beetle models, meaning a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. That power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Previous The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected 1 of 2 Finally, a 100% Linen Line of Clothing for Men The Volkswagen Beetle is bowing out for the 2019 model year with a commemorative Final Edition model. Although the current version has nothing in common with the original, rear-engine Beetle bar a name and some styling cues, this will mark the first time in roughly seven decades that Volkswagen hasn’t had a Beetle in its lineup.In a statement, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken confirmed that there are no plans to replace the Beetle when production ends next year. However, he noted that the impending launch of the I.D. Buzz — an electric car inspired by the classic VW Microbus — means that there is always a chance that the Beetle will return, but not anytime soon.The Final Edition will be available in both coupe and convertible body styles, and in SE or SEL trim levels. Final Edition models are distinguished by special paint colors — Safari Uni (think beige) or Stonewashed Blue — inspired by the Última Edición (last edition) versions of the original Beetle from 2003. VW is also offering Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, and Platinum Gray as alternative options.center_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations With the Final Edition, the Beetle seems to be going out with a whimper, rather than a bang. The original Beetle was an icon, and the first of the modern Beetles (launched as the New Beetle in 1997) helped start the retro-styling craze. The current-generation Beetle is a much better car than its 1997-era predecessor, but the novelty of a car that looks like a Beetle but is, in reality, a repackaged front-wheel-drive economy car seems to have worn off. Even building a fire-breathing rallycross version couldn’t get people to care about the current-generation Beetle.The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition starts at $23,940 for an SE coupe; the convertible starts at $28,190. Both prices are actually a bit lower than non-Final Edition SE models. There is no standard SEL model, but the Final Edition SEL starts at $26,890 for the coupe and $30,890 for the convertible. All prices include a mandatory $895 destination charge.A version of this article originally ran on our brother site, Digital Trends. The Gillette Labs Heated Razor Is Finally Available to Order Just in Time for Father’s Day Next last_img read more

5 Best Wine Barrel-Aged Beers to Drink Right Now

first_img Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals The Most Interesting Drinks From Around the World You Can Try Today What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine Editors’ Recommendations Allagash Brewing Company/FacebookThe process of barrel-aging a beer is meant to infuse additional flavor and aroma characteristics in a base brew. The elements passed from barrel to beer are influenced by many factors, such as the native aspects of the wood, any bacteria found in the barrel, and previous usage and treatment of the barrel (in addition to time, temperature, et cetera). An oak barrel, for example, provides hint of vanilla to whatever liquid it comes in contact with. Microorganisms that penetrate the wood in barrels may contribute funk to wild ales. And if the barrel was once used to store another liquid, those remnants can seep out and mix with the new beer. Bourbon, rum, and tequila barrels are the most popular choices for aging beer. These barrels work well with strong, sweet stouts that can hold up to the biting, acidic characteristics of the liquor. But wine barrels are another excellent source for pushing beer in new directions. The more delicate notes from red and white wine barrels can enhance a variety of both dark and light beers. Here are a five wine barrel-aged beers to search out.SupplicationRussian River Brewing CompanyRussian River Brewing Company brews up a brown ale and then ages it in barrels that previously held Sonoma County Pinot Noir. Each barrel is loaded with sour cherries and the souring bacteria triple threat of Pediococcus, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus. The resulting sour beer is unlike any brown ale you’ve had before. It’s funky, tart and lush with a smooth red wine finish.The AbyssDeschutes BreweryA longtime favorite of beer nerds, The Abyss is an amalgamation of 6 malts, 4 hop varieties, and other additions including cherry bark and licorice. Deschutes Brewery then ages the beer in bourbon, new Oregon Oak, and wine barrels. Those privileged to pick up a bottle of the annual limited annual release are treated to a rich, complex, and dense beer that won a platinum medal at the 2018 World Beer Awards. Coolship PêcheAllagash Brewing CompanyOne of Allagash’s esteemed Coolship series releases, Pêche is a Belgian Fruit Lambic with 7.3 percent alcohol by volume. The simple Belgian-style base beer is fermented in the brewery’s traditional open-air coolship followed by 2 years of aging in French Oak wine barrels. Then, the beer spends five months sitting on fresh peaches. The beer is simultaneously sweet and tart, with the sour funk, oak and peaches taking center stage.Red Wine Barrel Midnight in the GardenCoastal Empire Beer CompanyThis outstanding beer from Coastal Empire Beer Co. takes the brewery’s Imperial Chocolate Stout and ages it in red wine barrels for six months. The resulting beer is a blend of chocolate, raspberry, and mulled wine flavors buoyed by a creamy mouthfeel.Darkest HourAnchorage Brewing CompanyAnchorage Brewing Company’s Darkest Hour is a triple-fermented Belgian Style Imperial Stout brewed with Summit hops. The first fermentation is with a Belgian yeast. The second is in Pinot Noir and rye whiskey barrels. The final step is bottle fermentation with a wine yeast. There is a grape must bite that comes through in the taste, standing up to the sweetness of dark chocolate, vanilla, and molasses. Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About last_img read more

NRSC Urging Motorists to Drive Safely

first_imgThe National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has increased its drive to promote road safety among motorists for the 2012 Christmas season, through to the New Year. Executive Director of the NRSC, Paula Fletcher, told JIS News, that for the Christmas season through to the New Year, the Council will be focusing on stemming the speeding, as well as drinking and driving among motorists. “We have increased our presence on the road. All police officers on leave will be recalled for the holiday season. Those who are normally at their desks, will be deployed on the roads. We want to send a message to motorists, that if they drink and drive, or do not drive within the required speed limit, they will be prosecuted severely,” she said. Importantly, she informed that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), will be intensifying the breathalyzer programme, where motorists will be tested for alcohol use. “The breathalyzer programme is really critical at this time, as it relates to drinking and driving. Police officers will be instructed to position themselves along roadways, leading to and from party venues, to carry out breathalyzer tests on motorists who are seen driving in a reckless manner, or suspected to be driving under the influence of alcohol,” she explained. She further noted that a strategy called a Traffic Band Policy, will also be used to target motorists who do not adhere to the required speed limit. “From 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 am, members of the JCF and the ISCF will be out in their numbers, to target and prosecute motorists who are caught speeding while driving,” she pointed out. The NRSC Executive Director added that the Council has embarked on several promotional activities to encourage motorists to obey the rules of the road. “We are trying to find different avenues to engage the public to take personal responsibility for their safety. Representatives from the Council are currently at designated locations, issuing t-shirts and hats, depicting road safety measures. We also have a number of radio and television advertisements currently being aired,” she noted. Mrs. Fletcher informed that crashed vehicles are also being placed on wreckers, at various locations across the island, to portray graphic images of road fatalities, intended to persuade motorists to drive safely on the roads. Emphasising the NRSC tagline, ‘Make Road Safety a Way of Life’, Mrs. Fletcher is appealing to motorists to obey the rules of the road; do not drink and drive; speed; overtake recklessly; use cellular phones while driving; and to look out for pedestrians, in particular, children and the elderly. She is also encouraging pedestrians to exercise caution on the road by using pedestrian crossings; cross roads when they are clear, if there no pedestrian crossings; walk in single file on sidewalks; avoid wearing dark clothing at nights; and refrain from texting, talking and listening to music on cellular phones, while walking.last_img read more

Learning Framework for Public Sector

first_img In an effort to enhance professionalism in the public service, the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) is now implementing a public sector learning framework. The framework will also outline the competencies that public service officers need to have, and highlight the competencies that are needed within the pathway up to the senior level of each professional grouping. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at MIND, Dr. Ruby Brown, speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, said the new framework has eight pillars, including the establishment of a learning and development policy for the public sector. Story Highlights In an effort to enhance professionalism in the public service, the Management Institute for National Development (MIND) is now implementing a public sector learning framework.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at MIND, Dr. Ruby Brown, speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, said the new framework has eight pillars, including the establishment of a learning and development policy for the public sector.Another pillar will deal with the minimum level of training that any public service officer ought to have within any year.Additionally, she said the framework speaks to professional pathways, ensuring that every job within the public service falls within a particular professional grouping.The framework will also outline the competencies that public service officers need to have, and highlight the competencies that are needed within the pathway up to the senior level of each professional grouping.She said this will be the competency framework pillar.“While we know that leadership would be a key competence, given the importance of it for the transformation that is envisaged for the public service, it has been itemised also as a pillar under the framework,” Dr. Brown said.Information and communications technology (ICT) is another pillar, as all the other pillars rely on the requisite ICT.“With the ICT pillar, at any point in time a public officer, or his or her manager can see how he or she is progressing in terms of development along a professional pathway using these,” she said.“Based on this pillar also, Government officials will be able to see how many persons we have across the public sector who are trained in a particular area,” Dr. Brown added.The CEO emphasised that the framework will anchor and sustain the transformation.Another pillar of the framework will be Government Learning needs analysis,which is a comprehensive analysis to determine the gaps in knowledge competency within the public service.The final pillar will be the orientation and reorientation of public sector workers, Dr. Brown noted.This will include new employees to the public service receiving a standard orientation of the public sector; gaining knowledge about Government formation, and reporting relationships. Additionally, existing staff will be reoriented.The CEO said that implementation should take approximately three years, and that MIND has been working with the Cabinet office; the Ministry of Finance and other key stakeholders for the implementation.last_img read more

C-TOC to Develop Checklist to Help Schools Identify Students with Deviant Behaviour Traits

first_imgStory Highlights The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be developing a checklist that will help school officials to identify students with deviant behaviour traits. Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said he fully endorses the move, noting that the Ministry is looking forward to the partnership. The checklist, which will be developed over the next few weeks, forms part of a strategy being developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information aimed at deterring students from engaging in illicit activities, particularly gangs. The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be developing a checklist that will help school officials to identify students with deviant behaviour traits.The checklist, which will be developed over the next few weeks, forms part of a strategy being developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information aimed at deterring students from engaging in illicit activities, particularly gangs.Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said he fully endorses the move, noting that the Ministry is looking forward to the partnership.He pointed out that it is important for the Ministry to monitor every child, particularly those deemed at-risk, in order to provide the necessary support that will ensure they lead productive lives and not turn to crime.“So once you identify vulnerable households, vulnerable mothers, boys, children, there is a strategy to support, because if you don’t… that is where the gang comes in with the support,” he said, noting that many youth join gangs for familial support.He was speaking at a high-level strategy meeting at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle location on Monday (April 16).Chief Education Officer, Dr Grace McLean also welcomed the initiative, noting she was heartened that the JCF has taken the lead in working directly with the Education Ministry to encourage positive behaviour change among youth.She noted that this partnership would involve the development of a database within the Ministry on those students who have displayed deviant behaviour, in order to track them through the education system. In addition, the JCF would also provide information on these individuals to the Ministry relating to matters outside of the system.“This is one area that I really want us to move quickly on, because we are of the opinion that if we are able to identify these deviant behaviours very early, and if youngsters know that education is tracking them, other services such as the JCF are also tracking them, then we expect to start seeing some kind of turnround,” she said.Director of Safety and Security in Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Coleridge Minto, who led the talks on the collaboration, explained that CTOC has agreed to assist the Ministry withthe training of all principals of public schools, and is to be extended to principals of independent schools.Principals, along with Deans of Discipline, teachers, and other stakeholders will be educated in identifying traits or signs that a student is likely to become a part of a gang, so he/she can be diverted from this path.ASP Minto said the initiative is part of a wider strategy of the Ministry in taking a more proactive approach to safety and security within schools.“We recognise that if we are going to see better results in the years to come, then we will have to not only look at those who already dropped out of the system, and those at risk, but those who are potentially at risk,” he said.For Head of C-TOC, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fitz Bailey, this intervention is one sure-fire way to keep troubled youth on the right side of the law.“We believe that the way we can impact our youth and the way we can create a more lasting change, is to target the youth that are at risk within the schools,” he said.This partnership, for which an agreement is to be signed soon, is one of several areas of collaboration the Ministry and the JCF are to engage in. Other areas include public education on responsible use of social media; anti-gang initiatives, including the staging of an Anti-Gang Week; and special presentations by C-TOC to school officials.The activities are to be funded under the US$3-million Safe Schools Project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).last_img read more

Prime Minister Visits Five-Year-Old Letter Writer

first_imgHe also made reference to a letter from another child, Layla, sent to him by her mother during the festive season, which read: “Dear Santa. For Christmas and the New Year 2019, I would like there to be less crime in Jamaica and no more children going missing and also no more fires in Children’s Home. Next year, my brother will be taking PEP and he has been working very hard. I would like him to have a very relaxing Christmas and all his Christmas wishes come true.”“What she asked for was not what a typical child would ask Santa Claus. She was asking for peace. I found that to be very, very touching,” Mr. Holness said.After the Prime Minister’s comment, he visited Makai’s classroom and gave him the gift of a book.Beaming with happiness, Makai and his classmates hugged and thanked the Prime Minister for taking the time to visit them.“Thank you for responding and taking the time to visit us. We’re excited to have you. Thank you for coming,” Makai said.– Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, today (January 8), took time out to visit a five-year-old child, Makai McLawrence, who sent him a letter during the festive season with a request for him to visit his school, Small Treasures Child Care in St. Andrew.The Prime Minister posted a copy of the letter on his social media pages, which said: “Dear Most Honourable Andrew Holness. My name is Makai McLawrence. I am five years old. I attend Small Treasures Child Care, which is close to Jamaica House. I am inviting you to visit my school, to meet with the K3 students. We learnt about Jamaica’s motto, anthem, national heroes and you, our Prime Minister. We need a photograph of you”.The PM said it is important for our children to understand the structure of the Government, to understand civic affairs, and to be able to express themselves.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), hands a gift to five-year-old Makai McLawrence (right), who wrote a letter to inviting the Prime Minister to visit the school.. At left is Isaac Whyte, who also received a gift from the Prime Minister. The handover took place at Small Treasures Child Care in St. Andrew on Tuesday (January 8).last_img read more

Aage Hempel Wins Equipment Order for Ten PSVs

first_imgAage Hempel, April 10, 2014 The PSVs are for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The first vessel is to be delivered early 2015, whilst the delivery of the other 9 vessels is equally spread over almost 1,5 years, with the last PSV to be handed over at the end of 2016.The complete production of the 10 vessels will be split between the two shipyard locations of De Hoop, Lobith and Foxhol. The vessels will operate in the offshore oil and gas fields of the United Arab Emirates, under the operating company ESNAAD, which is a member of the ADNOC Group.These ships, having main dimensions of 65 x 15.8 metres (L x B). The vessels will meet the imposing operational and environmental requirements for working in the Arabian Gulf.Although this series of vessels are primarily designed for offshore supply purposes, they can also serve as a basis for a wide array of other offshore support services, such as stand-by services and fire fighting. zoom Aage Hempel will deliver navigation and communication equipment for ten Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) included Integrated Bridge System from Kelvin Hughes with Shipyard De Hoop in Lobith. My locationcenter_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Wave Break Island Cruise Terminal Feasible

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom A cruise ship terminal located on the eastern side of Australia’s Wave Break Island could be open in 2018 as part of the proposal to be submitted to the Queensland Government under the Gold Coast Integrated Resort and Cruise Ship Terminal process currently underway. “The Seaway can be safely navigated by modern ships in all tidal situations and in almost all weather conditions meaning the cruise ship terminal is feasible to build and operate,” said Tim Poole, Local Project Director.The Gold Coast Cruise Ship Terminal will be a purpose built, open access terminal providing a stop over location for cruise ships and an embarkation facility for passengers including Gold Coast residents.It will not be a homeport and ships will not be fuelled on the Gold Coast. The terminal building will be a purpose built facility to support the movement of over 1500 passengers per hour including customs and immigration facilities, and a multi-functional space that can be used for events and other uses.The project is targeting 75 ships or 150 movements per annum, which will bring 175,000 passengers to the Gold Coast annually. Financial analysis of the market and delivery costs undertaken by specialist consultants MacroPlan Dimasi and Davis Langdon indicates a market for the terminal on the Gold Coast.Based on the navigation simulations undertaken, a cruise ship arriving at the Gold Coast terminal will require between 30 and 45 minutes for entering the seaway and berthing at the terminal, and a similar period when leaving the terminal.For the majority of cruise ships (ranging from 290 metres to 360 metres in length), tugs will not be required. A pilot boat will be used to transfer a local marine pilot to assist the cruise ship captain ships to safely enter and exit the Seaway.The project team also said that initial hydrodynamic investigations have indicated that impacts to water levels during ambient tidal conditions and one in one hundred year flooding events will be barely measurable, confirming that dredging of the Seaway will be required to create a safe shipping channel and swing basin for the cruise ships.Dredged sand will be used to raise the elevation of the sand banks on the western side of Wave Break Island and the proposed Eco-Marine Park with any surplus volumes provided to the replenishment program for Gold Coast beaches. Press Release My locationlast_img read more

Diana Charters Out MV Santa Barbara

first_imgzoom Dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping Inc. has entered into a time charter contract with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH from Essen, Germany, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Santa Barbara.The gross charter rate is USD 12,000 per day minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum eleven  to maximum fourteen months.The charter commenced on Tuesday January 13th.The “Santa Barbara” is a 179,426 dwt Capesize dry bulk vessel built in 2015.Diana expects the employment to generate approximately USD 3.96 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Diana Shipping’s fleet currently consists of 40 dry bulk vessels and the company also expects to take delivery of two new-building Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels and one new-building Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel during the second quarter of 2016.last_img read more