Waterhouse brace for tough game

first_imgTwo-time national champions Waterhouse FC are in a must-win situation when they face-off against Portmore United on match-day 31 in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Juici Park,Clarendon, tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m.Waterhouse are sitting in the cellar position in the 12-team league on 28 points from 30 games and find themselves in a tense fight to avoid relegation.With three games remaining in the preliminary stage, Portmore United lead on 57 points, followed by Montego Bay United (56) and defending champions Arnett Gardens (54) as the teams battling for the $1 million incentive awarded to the team that ends on most points.Portmore will be looking for maximum points against Waterhouse in order to continue their impressive run. On the other hand, Waterhouse’s season is on the line, so spectators could be in for a good game.”It is going to be a tough one, but we are up to the challenge on Sunday,” coach of Waterhouse Anthony Patrick said during the RSPL’s weekly press conference last Thursday at Red Stripe.”We have to stay disciplined. We are very confident as a team and training has been going well,” Patrick disclosed.Meanwhile, manager of Portmore United Clive Marshall says his team’s confidence his high following a sweep of Montego Bay United.”We needed back our confidence and it is coming at the right time. We prefer to have this level of confidence going to this stage,” Marshall said.Looking ahead to tomorrow’s game, Marshall added that: “We are fully aware that all games will be tough because teams have different objectives at this stage.”last_img read more

Monster Mash

first_imgJust before Halloween, it’s time for tricks and treats about monsters in the fossil record. Here’s a list of recent stories about scary beasts:Dino Dance: Are these potholes tracks or weathering marks? PhysOrg and Science Daily were among news outlets reporting a new interpretation of formations by a grad student at the University of Utah in Navajo Sandstone near a popular photographer’s locale called The Wave. Winston Seiler claims the round holes represent tracks of three different kinds of dinosaurs, complete with tail drag marks. Other dinosaur tracks are known in the area; this one is unusual for the number and density of tracks, what Seiler calls a “trample surface.” National Geographic also joined the dance party.Update 11/10/2008: The party dispersed when some science cops showed up. PhysOrg reported that “A group of paleontologists visited the northern Arizona wilderness site nicknamed a ‘dinosaur dance floor’ and concluded there were no dinosaur tracks there, only a dense collection of unusual potholes eroded in the sandstone.” One of the co-authors of the dance floor thesis agreed to work with the skeptics: “Science is an evolving process where we seek the truth,” she said. So she turned around and changed the dance to The Shake: “This is how science works, and we’ll have to see how it shakes out in the end.”Hornblower: The unusual head crests on duckbill dinosaurs were used for shouting, claim scientists in a report on Live Science and PhysOrg. The nasal passages on lambeosaurs and corythosaurs connected with passages in the head crest to produce resonant, bellowing calls (see diagrams on Science Daily). The pitch of the calls probably deepened as the dinosaurs aged. Perhaps they had a tonal language for communication, with special calls for Run for your lives! A T. rex is coming! Veteran dinosaur hunter Jack Horner (Montana State) noted that, “It’s difficult to infer the function of structures in an extinct dinosaur when there is so little resemblance to any living animal.”Taking the plunge: How do you interpret dinosaur tracks that gradually fade away? The track-maker must have gone for a swim, reported Science Daily. Debra Mickelson of University of Colorado even thinks she knows what they were doing – going out to sea to feed, 165 million years ago.Migrants: Dinosaurs weren’t the champion migrators of the ancient world, contrary to the usual view, said Phil Bell (U of Alberta) in a report on Science Daily. How could he and colleague Eric Snively figure that out? They calculated the energy requirements for a herd of herbivores like Edmontosaurs, and believe it would have limited their travel to 3000 km round trip – half the previous estimate.Microsaur: We tend to think of dinosaurs as mighty tyrants of the early earth, making the ground shake with every step. Science Daily reported the finding of the smallest dinosaur ever seen. The juvenile Heterodontosaurus (mixed teeth) had a skull less than two inches long and would have weighed less than two sticks of butter. “It’s likely that all dinosaurs evolved from carnivorous ancestors,” said co-author Laura Porro (U of Chicago); “Since heterodontosaurs are among the earliest dinosaurs adapted to eating plants, they may represent a transition phase between meat-eating ancestors and more sophisticated, fully-herbivorous descendents.”Megasaur: A dinosaur graveyard has been found in Utah, reported Live Science. Remains of a large number of herbivores were found, including one well-preserved skeleton and a 5-foot humerus from a brachiosaur, one of the largest dinosaurs known. Tracks have also been found. Another surprise was a Deltapodus stegosaur – previously known only from Europe. How did brachiosaurs get so huge? Another story on Live Science claims they ate high-energy foods whole, without chewing.Sniffer rex: Halloween wouldn’t be quite the same without mention of everyone’s favorite dinosaur nightmare: the Tyrannosaurus rex. A report on Live Science claims the monsters had a good sense of smell – vital for hunting down prey. They believe this based on the size of the opening in the skull where the olfactory bulb – an organ of smell – was located. The article speculated on evolution of birds from dinosaurs: “Most of today’s birds have keen eyesight but lack a good nose, suggesting smell became less important at some point in birds’ ancestral history, the researchers said.”It’s clear that dinosaur hunting is still a popular sport for paleontologists, especially ones with vivid imaginations.Dinosaurs are for kids – including the grown-up kind. Who doesn’t enjoy learning about this large and varied class of extinct animals that roamed the whole earth? Imagining things is fun, too. Just don’t confuse it with science. There are limits to how much can be known about dinosaurs from their tracks and bones. We don’t know, for instance, their favorite dance steps, to say nothing of how they decided to give up meat, reduce their noses and fly like Tweety rex. The beasts are scary enough without the evolutionary monster tales around the campfire.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Writer Gita Mehta, sister of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, declines Padma Award

first_imgA day after being named as a recipient of the Padma Shri, noted English writer Gita Mehta has declined the award on Saturday citing that “the timing of the award might be misconstrued.”The Union government announced the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, on Friday, ahead of the 70th Republic Day. Ms. Mehta, the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, was among the 94 Padma Shri awardees. She was selected for her contribution in the field of literature. Ms. Mehta issued a press statement from New York on Saturday. “I am deeply honoured that the Government of India should think me worthy of a Padma Shri but with great regret I feel I must decline as there is a general election looming and the timing of the award might be misconstrued, causing embarrassment both to the Government and myself, which I would much regret,” the statement read. Ms. Mehta has authored several books in English including, Karma Cola, Raj, A River Sutra, Snakes and Ladders: Glimpses of Modern India, and Eternal Ganesha : From Birth to Rebirth. She has also produced and directed as many as 14 television documentaries. There were speculations in 2017 that the Biju Janata Dal would send Ms. Mehta to the Rajya Sabha. However, Mr. Patnaik dismissed them as rumours and the party blamed the BJP for spreading such false news. The rumor about Ms. Mehta picked up when BJD MP Baijayant Panda indicated her entry into Odisha politics in a newspaper article. Without mentioning Ms. Mehta’s name, Mr. Panda in a message for the Chief Minister said “Your (Patnaik’s) father always stood against promoting family politics. We hope you (Naveen) would also uphold the same principle.” Mr. Panda was later suspended from the party, and he subsequently resigned from the BJD.last_img read more

LeBron James blasts timing of Mavs’ Harrison Barnes trade

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town The makeover of the Mavericks continued even as parts of the blockbuster trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks were making their Dallas debuts. Porzingis isn’t playing this season as he recovers from a knee injury.Rookie sensation Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Mavericks made another move by dealing Barnes while beating the Hornets 99-93 on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“That’s really the first time I’ve witnessed it,” Hornets forward Nicolas Batum said of seeing someone traded during a game. “During practice, on the plane, bus, stuff like that, yes, that happened to me. But during the game? I have not witnessed that being live.”LeBron James of the Lakers blasted the move in an Instagram post late Wednesday. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “He’s a better man than me,” said Nowitzki, who scored eight points. “Everybody else would have bounced out. He’s just a genuinely good dude and he’s obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life. That’s the kind of guy he is.”Kemba Walker had 30 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who got swept by Dallas after losing to the Mavericks by 38 points at home about a month ago.With NBA Commissioner Adam Silver watching from not far behind the Mavericks bench, Doncic had a spinning layup for a 3-point play with Dallas leading by two and answered a bucket by Batum with a 3 to push the lead to six.The first teenager with multiple triple-doubles, Doncic had 11 assists and 10 rebounds on a rough shooting night (5 of 20, including 2 of 10 from 3-point range).Batum, who finished with 14 points, got the Hornets within three with a 3-pointer before Finney-Smith answered from long range for a 97-91 lead in his second career double-double.TIP-INSHornets: G Tony Parker was out with a back strain in what would have been his first appearance in Dallas since leaving San Antonio after 17 seasons with the rival Spurs. … Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points, and Cody Zeller had 13 rebounds with nine points. … Batum was just 2 of 9 from 3-point range as the Hornets shot 24 percent from beyond the arc.Mavericks: After setting franchise record for 3s in a quarter by going 10 of 17 from long range in the first quarter of the meeting in Charlotte, the Mavericks missed their first 10 before Hardaway and Doncic hit consecutive 3s in the final 1:11 of the first. … All of Doncic’s triple-doubles have come in the past seven games. … Dwight Powell had his second double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. … As part of the Sacramento trade, Dallas waived C Salah Mejri.COMING AND GOINGAfter trying to figure out how to incorporate three new guards into his rotation, and only using two, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has a couple of forwards coming in with Randolph and Jackson. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “With this trade now, a lot of things are in play,” Carlisle said. “Everything is going to bump a little here and a little there. I have to let the dust settle and figure out who the hell is going to start.”UP NEXTHornets: Second stop on a four-game trip at Atlanta on Saturday.Mavericks: Second of three straight at home against Milwaukee on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gumban earns another shot at national crown LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes FILE – Harrison Barnes #40 of the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento.The seventh-year player lingered on the floor a few extra moments after the game to chat up some Charlotte opponents, then walked through a throng of fans who seemed to want to say goodbye after seeing all the social media activity on their phones during the second half.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???” James wrote. “Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea.”Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points in his first game since leaving the Knicks. Trey Burke went scoreless in four minutes while Courtney Lee didn’t play.Barnes, who was traded for Kings forwards Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson, played most of the third quarter before reports of the deal surfaced, scoring seven of his 10 points. He wasn’t available in the locker room after the game.Dirk Nowitzki started realizing something was up when Barnes didn’t replace him early in the fourth quarter as usual with the 40-year-old playing a limited role in his record 21st season with the same franchise.Since Nowitzki credited Barnes for being a positive influence in his two-plus seasons with the Mavericks, he wasn’t surprised that Barnes stuck around after word of the trade got out.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Governor responds to shooting of tourist

first_img Related Items: The Governor sent a strong message, saying “We will not allow criminals to operate and feel safe from justice in our communities”. He says while the public will notice a “more visible police presence throughout communities, other efforts are being made on the part of the RTCIPF to ensure public safety over the longer term”. His Excellency says while the police cannot do it alone, the assistance of the public is vital, and urged persons with any tips wishing to remain anonymous to contact Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station via 338-5901. Meanwhile, the Governor expressed his thoughts and prayers to the Mr. Newman and his family during this time. Last reports, state Mr. Newman remained in a serious critical condition. The governor adds that he has been in regular contact with the Acting Commissioner of Police and with the Premier since the shooting, and assured the public that “the RTCIPF were doing all they can to bring the perpetrators of this sickening crime to justice” through ongoing investigations.Acting Commissioner of Police, Trevor Botting, described the shooting of Mr. Newman as a “callous and cowardly attack”, something the Governor says we cannot allow such in our society.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 26th 2017: His Excellency, Governor, Dr.John Freeman is calling on the public to come forward to the police on any knowledge of criminal activity they happen to notice or observe. His statement comes on the heels of the attention the TCI has been getting following the shooting of American tourist, Kevin Newman while in Providenciales last week.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday April 21

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

21m over 12 resorts Palladium announces major refresh in Mexico Caribbean

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, February 23, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group IBIZA — Palladium Hotels & Resorts has announced a US$21 million investment to upgrade its Grand Palladium and The Royal Suites by Palladium properties in the D.R., Jamaica and Mexico.Of that $21 million, $5 million will go toward improving food and beverage offerings, which will include upgrades in steak quality, the presentation of food at buffets, higher-quality liquors at all bars and better minibar snacks.For staffing, the company is increasing the number of staff by 13% over 2016 for a total of 8,243 staff members at all 12 properties in the Caribbean and Mexico. Bernard Wyss, director of innovation and product development, will begin work this month to oversee services that will be implemented at each property.Furthermore, technology on property will be vastly improved. This means an upgrade of the Palladium Hotels & Resorts app, which allows guests to message the concierge directly, increasing the bandwidth of the Wi-Fi, installing better surround-sound systems at the pools, and updating the animation capabilities of performances. Also, additional trolleys to take guests from one property o another will be added to reduce wait times, while new pool bikes for exercising in the pool will also be installed.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe company also announced that it will convert the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico into an extension of The Royal Suites Yucatán by Palladium to expand the resort’s boutique adult-exclusive offerings. This transformation will be completed in various phases starting June 1, 2017 and will carry through the fall.The newly renovated property will feature a total of 454 guestrooms, 108 of which will have swim-up pools, a new beach experience with an adults-only Beach club, four à la carte themed restaurants and a new infinity pool. Guests staying at other Palladium resorts at the Riviera Maya complex will not be affected by construction.Additional upgrades will be made at Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, set to be completed by end of November 2017. Rodizio, the Brazilian steakhouse, will replace the current Hemingway Bar at Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort, while additional teppanyaki tables will be installed at Sumptuori Restaurant. A new area will also be added that will be dedicated to the popular ‘nikkei’ concept, a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesPlus, at Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, the lobby and select guestrooms will be renovated with refreshed Caribbean designs, and a new beach club will be added to the adults-only area of The Royal suites Turquesa. $21m over 12 resorts: Palladium announces major refresh in Mexico & Caribbean Tags: Caribbean, Mexico, Palladium Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

Security breach compromises payment card information at 14 Trump Hotel locations

first_imgTags: Trump Hotels Posted by Share TORONTO — A security breach has compromised payment card and other information for those who made reservations at 14 Trump Hotel locations, including those in Toronto and Vancouver, over more than half a year.A notice posted on the Trump Hotels website says the breach affected the systems of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, which provides booking services.The luxury hotel chain says it was notified early last month that an unauthorized party had gained access to data for some of its reservations between Aug. 10, 2016 and March 9 of this year.Those include bookings made at the Toronto hotel between Nov. 18 and 21 of last year and at the Vancouver location between Nov. 8 and 19 of last year.The company says the data include cardholder name, payment card number, card expiration date and potentially card security code.It says that in some cases, the breach also included guest name, email, phone number, address, and other information but not social security number, passport and driver’s licence number.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe hotel says it apologizes for the inconvenience and urges anyone who made reservations during those times to monitor their accounts for unauthorized activity and contact law enforcement if necessary. Travelweek Group center_img Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Security breach compromises payment card information at 14 Trump Hotel locations << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Latest in a string of charges for repeat offender Alicia Kielek

first_img Share TORONTO — Before accepting a job in the travel industry, Toronto-based Alicia Kielek must inform her prospective employer, in writing, of her latest conviction of five counts of operating as a travel agent without registration.This isn’t the first time Kielek has faced charges.This time around Kielek pled guilty and was convicted of five counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002, according to TICO.The court ordered the following sentence on Jan. 19, 2018:1) 200 hours of community service to be completed within two years;2) Restitution totaling $13,904.96;3) Two years of probation requiring Kielek to report to a probation officer as so directed by her assigned probation office and to notify that probation office of any changes to her address.In addition Kielek is required to:a) Prior to accepting a job in the travel industry, inform her prospective employer, in writing, of her conviction under the Travel Industry Act, 2002; andb) Prior to accepting a job in the travel industry, inform the Registrar, Travel Industry Act, 2002, in writing, of the position being offered, the name of the travel agent and the term of employment and shall provide proof of having informed the prospective employer of her conviction under the Travel Industry Act, 2002.More news: Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureKielek paid $7,599.15 in restitution payments prior to being sentenced by the court.In October 2015 Kielek was charged with three counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002.It was the fourth time Kielek had been charged under the Act and to date in October 2015, a total of 29 counts had been laid against her. Latest in a string of charges for repeat offender Alicia Kielek Thursday, January 25, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Tags: TICO Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Fairmont has royal wedding fever unveils new events packages

first_img TORONTO – Save the date! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot on May 19, and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is adding to the festivities with special offerings and celebratory events.“For more than a century, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has welcomed members of the British Royal Family as cherished guests,” said Sharon Cohen, Vice President, Fairmont Brand Management. “For all of our guests, whether royalty, celebrities or simply intrepid and worldly explorers, Fairmont hotels create rich emotional connections and are often chosen to celebrate memorable and momentous occasions. For guests gathering to toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, our hotels offer a remarkable sense of place, a feeling of being part of history and a link to something meaningful, important and enduring – everything a Royal Wedding promises.”Here’s an overview of how Fairmont plans to commemorate the Big Day:ON THE BIG SCREEN:Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and Fairmont Palliser will offer indoor luxury screening events of the wedding.Fairmont Jakarta is also planning a week-long wedding celebration starting May 14 with a signature afternoon tea menu, flower arrangement workshops, fashion shows and a live streaming viewing party.The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel is taking it up a notch with live streaming in the Palm Court that includes a ‘royal’ breakfast and a panel of experts on wedding planning, etiquette and the English royal family.More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthROYAL TEA:Fairmont Banff Springs has created a signature Royal Wedding Tea menu served on weekends for the month of May.Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona is celebrating with a month-long Royal Tea throughout May complete with two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Rose and a mini wedding cake in honour of the Royal Couple.Fairmont Singapore will host an exclusive daily Royal Afternoon Tea beginning May 14 at the famed Anti-dote Lounge, presented in a white leather jewellery chest with a choice of a royal-inspired cocktail.The Savoy’s Royal Afternoon Tea begins on May 1 along with ‘The Royal Welcome’, a signature cocktail to mark the occasion. The Royal Welcome features an aromatic blend of Italicus Rosolio di bergamotto, Bombay Sapphire gin, Champagne syrup, yuzu, peychauds bitters and English sparkling wine.Fairmont St Andrews promises a day to remember with a royal afternoon tea and a live screening of the wedding in the Atrium Lounge, where the centrepiece will be an oversized wedding cake flavoured with lemon elderflower. Guests will be able to take a slice home with them in a branded box.Fairmont Empress will host an exclusive tea throughout May featuring Meghan Markle’s favourite tea – a special blend of licorice and green tea. The hotel will also offer signature cocktails in the Q Bar paying homage to the happy couple.ROYAL PACKAGES:Since opening its doors in 1907, Fairmont San Francisco has carried on a storied tradition of receiving royalty from around the world. It will offer guests an exclusive Prince & Princess Penthouse Package, featuring a one-night stay in the 6,000 square-foot Penthouse suite. The hotel has even partnered with sister property, The Savoy, to provide its esteemed butler service straight from London.Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a ‘Royal Wedding Viewing Party Breakfast’ on May 19 where guests are encouraged to dress in their royal best. They’ll also have the chance to win a stay at sister property The Savoy.Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown has created a two-night ‘Royal Wedding Guest Package’, including roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the U.S. for two guests and two canine companions, with accommodation in the hotel’s Royal Suite with a personal chef and an invitation to the Royal Garden Party.For those looking to host their own Royal Wedding, Fairmont Peace Hotel has created the ‘Royal Wedding Package’, complete with two nights in the Sassoon Presidential Suite, private set dinner and afternoon tea in the suite, spa treatments, royal attire, styling services and more.More news: Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backROYAL HONEYMOONS:For newlyweds looking for adventure, Fairmont Zimbali Resort has created a ‘Honeymoon Package’.Couples looks to honeymoon in style can also book the ultra-luxe ‘Royal Princess Spa Package’ at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.For more information go to fairmont.com/meetings-weddings/weddings/. Tags: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Posted by Fairmont has royal wedding fever, unveils new events & packages Friday, April 13, 2018 center_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more