Month: October 2019

first_imgTeam goals and challenges ahead as Jammu and Kashmir team resumes cricketThe past month of uncertainty has left the Jammu and Kashmir team’s preparations in disarray after the Indian government revoked Article 370 last month.advertisement Next Rasesh Mandani BarodaSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 13:21 IST (Photo credit: Prakash Mordhara)After a month long period of inactivity and having traversed a burdensome Kashmir-Jammu-Delhi-Baroda route that may have felt like a voyage, the Parvez Rasool-led Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cricket team finally reached Baroda and began their pre-season camp on Friday morning.Captain Rasool was conspicuous by his absence. ‘He was unwell’ was the official word.In the ‘post-Article 370 abrogation’ scenario, an uneasy calm prevails in Kashmir. Cricketers may have their own take on the matter. But they have all decided that it was not the time to share. All Kashmir cricketers in the team refused to speak to the media.Some who hail from Jammu who spoke like the two Shubhams, Khajoria and Pundir, were careful with words. Young batsman Pundir spoke of how ‘they try to look at positives from any situation.'”Getting the team to play for Jammu-Kashmir and not Jammu and Kashmir is now the biggest challenge,” says a team official.Mentor Irfan Pathan agrees getting the best out of J&K is not only cricket skills.”There are lot of challenges in managing Jammu and Kashmir because its a vast area. There are 24 districts if you include Leh and Laddakh and everyone thinks differently, everyone has different beliefs. To get them together as a team is a challenge but I am enjoying it as well,” Pathan told India Today.This is Pathan’s second year with J&K. 6 age group boys have reached NCA, two played for U-19 and one Rasikh Salam played in IPL.advertisementBut the past month of uncertainty has left the team’s preparations in disarray. On August 3rd, the team had to discontinue a match mid way in Srinagar when the Association CEO was sounded out.They are attempting to start fresh with the Vijay Hazare one dayers starting in two weeks. But the coaching staff also has to guard against any undercurrents of the prevailing situation affecting team environment.The first training day of the camp was a strenuous six hour long one, only separated by lunch and prayer time. Ex-India trainer Sudarshan got the players to go through their paces.The evening would be reserved for one-on-one sessions. Irfan and coach Milap Mewada, a former Baroda cricketer insist the onus lies on them to get the cricketers thinking right. “On the mental sides of things both myself and Irfan know the mental strengths and weaknesses of each player . No outsider can help. We will try to make them empowered and get the best out of them” Mewada says.Irfan concurs. “I have spoken to them as a team, but I am someone who believes in one to one. Because how they would open up in individual capacity, wouldn’t happen with everyone around. Soon as I think someone needs extra attention, that would become my focus so that their attention stays on cricket,” he says.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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Jammu and Kashmir cricket teamFollow Article 370last_img read more

first_img Reuters Las VegasSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 14:32 IST Britain’s Tyson Fury overcomes wound (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe referee paused the fight in the sixth round to have the cut inspectedOtto Wallin struck Tyson Fury with a left hook in an early round to open a bloody gashFury was forced to battle through bloody cut and a relentless Wallin to maintain his unbeaten recordBritain’s Tyson Fury overcame an early cut over his right eye to win a majority decision against his gutsy Swedish opponent Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday.Fury was expected to cruise against his underdog challenger, but was forced to battle through the bloody cut and a relentless Wallin to maintain his unbeaten record.The judges scored the bout 16-112, 117-111 and 118-110 in favor of Fury, but there were moments when he faced real danger.Wallin struck Fury with a left hook in an early round to open a bloody gash that had to be tended to for the remainder of the night.”It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight,” Fury said in a ringside interview.”For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again.”The referee paused the fight in the sixth round to have the cut inspected, and that seemed to be the wake up call needed to ignite the 6-foot-9-inch boxer.Fury came alive in the middle to late rounds, pounding Wallin with close range shots though not finishing him. The final round proved a wild finish as Fury went for the kill before being hit with a powerful left from the southpaw Wallin.Wallin (20-1) entered the night undefeated but untested by notable competition. The 28-year-old exceeded expectations in an entertaining clash.”I did everything I could, I tried my best and Tyson is a great champion,” he said. “Nobody can question my heart or question that I’m a good fighter.”advertisementFury (29-0-1) is now scheduled to fight a rematch in February with Deontay Wilder with whom he fought to a controversial draw last December.”Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum,” Fury claimed. “That’s my fourth fight, it has put me in good stead for the big dosser, February 22nd. Let the cut heal, have some time to relax with the family.”Also Read | Former Wales rugby team captain Gareth Thomas reveals living with HIVAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Tyson FuryFollow Otto Wallin Next Boxing: Tyson Fury overcomes wound and Otto Wallin for points victoryOtto Wallin struck Fury with a left hook in an early round to open a bloody gash that had to be tended to for the remainder of the night.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgOn April 9th, we had our second Manual Meet Up, this time in our Portland, Oregon HQ. From 6-9 pm we welcomed 40 guys and gals into our brand new entertaining space on the 10th floor of the ‘Big Pink’ in downtown Portland.As the sun set, the guests witnessed spectacular views of the city while they sipped wine from local urban winery, Seven Bridges. Local chocolatiers Casabonne Confections offered up a variety of treats as well as custom bourbon truffles made with Bullet Bourbon. Olympic Provisions was also on hand with mounds of Portland’s finest charcuterie and cheese to feast on.Heimplanet  sent us one of their epic new ‘The Cave’ inflatable tents for one helluva conversation piece. Of course as the wine flowed more people crept in to experience the tent, although our concrete floors aren’t as conducive for pow wows as creek side moss.Some of the brands that swung by included:Chester WallaceMarine LayerTanner GoodsKirikoIndex PDXColliers Keep up with our hashtag #TheManualMeetup to hear about the next Meet Up destination![tm-video id=”cyvzQYSb” vendor=”jwplayer”] When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts How to Make a Whiskey Sour Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team center_img The Manual Podcast Throwbacks: Revisiting our 50th Episode and Portland, Oregon Editors’ Recommendations How to Grill Fish: A Quick and Easy Guide to Getting it Right Every Time last_img read more

first_imgThis post originally ran on our brother site Digital Trends:Rocket skates have been the stuff of childhood fantasy ever since Wile E. Coyote first strapped a pair of miniature Acme rockets on an old pair of roller skates as part of a harebrained scheme devised to capture The Road Runner (which, of course, never happened). That Saturday morning cartoon originally aired in 1952, and now, some 62 years later, RocketSkates are finally a real thing. Well, sort of.Related: Acton’s RocketSkates are like mini Segways you strap to your feetNaturally, strapping rockets to your ankles (or any other body part) is sure to be a spectacularly bad idea. Thankfully, Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, Peter Treadway, was clever enough to realize that with his own take on RocketSkates. As it turns out, modern-day technology makes the use of ballistic missiles as a means for bi-pedal mobility completely unnecessary. Armed with brushless DC motors, lithium-ion batteries, and microchips, Treadway set about developing what we now know as the RocketSkates, a product which made its debut as a Kickstarter project that wound up being wildly successful. 1. RocketSkates 2. RocketSkates 3. RocketSkates 4. RocketSkates 5. RocketSkates Editors’ Recommendations Seen in the video above, Treadway shows the RocketSkates in action as he skillfully snakes through event-goers at the Luxury Technology Show. He makes it look easy, but you can tell some practice will be needed by first-time users.In addition to travelling up to 12 mph, the RocketSkates can connect to smartphones to track travel, and play games or simply meet up with other RocketSkaters. Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Men’s No-Show Socks to Keep Your Feet Happy and Stink-Free last_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 7 of the Best Drink References in Music World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos are returning with their sophomore album, Payola, thirteen years after their debut came out. The band’s new full-length arrives via Epitaph on June 23rd.Though it has been over a decade since the band last put out a full-length record they are picking up right where they off with their melodic brand of punk. It is an invigorating sound that combines well with Oberst’s lyrics. While his other projects—namely the music he has released as Bright Eyes and under his own name—waxes introspective, Desaparecidos are vigorously political. The opening three tracks, for example, are titled “The Left is Right,” “Underground Man,” and “City on the Hill.”Desaparecidos reunited in 2010 and have been releasing singles and performing since. In fact, all three opening tracks were released as singles, with “City on the Hill” the most recent of the tracks to come out. The video only premiered this past April. The other two tracks were both initially released last year as 7″s and paired with other songs featured on the album.A number of those songs address specific events of the past few years. “The Left is Right” explicitly brings up the Occupy Movement, and “Anonymous” focuses on the hacker group of the same name. In the hands of a less skilled lyricist these topics could easily have been addressed inadequately, but Oberst’s songs have held up over the past two years and will likely maintain their relevance in the future. “The Left is Right” and “Anonymous” may address two timely issues, but the songs’ take on the two movements is not at all dated.Desaparecidos are not a band that deal in subtlety, but their energy is contagious and backed with Oberst’s excellent lyrics. Payola is a strong comeback from a much loved punk band and makes for interesting listening for anyone curious to hear the less introspective, more political side of Conor Oberst.Payola is available through Amazon, iTunes, and Epitaph. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date How to Cook Steak in the Ovenlast_img read more

first_imgAmerican legacy brand Filson jumped into the watch business earlier in 2015 through a long term collaboration with the few-years-old, Detroit-based Shinola (who also make bicycles, leather accessories, and pet gear). Their March debut, a series of field watches dubbed the Mackinaw Watch Collection, proved Filson’s outdoorsy, American style could be translated into sharp-looking timepieces matched under the hood by state-of-the-art machinery. They’ve kept the momentum going with their second endeavor, the Scout Watch Collection, which came out this week.This time they’ve presented their streamlined take on classic WWII pilot watches. Each of the seven styles in Filson’s Scout Watch Collection are made with scratch-resistant and fingerprint-proof sapphire crystal covers and use Shinola’s Argonite quartz movement. For those of you who like a slightly busier design, two of the watches incorporate double-aperture date configuration. The rest use a date window. Hands are glow in the dark, and being a pilot watch, of course there’s a bi-direction rotating top ring to help you keep track of elapsed time.With a 45.5mm dial, faces are oversized but not so big as to look like an airport took over your wrist. You can find them in black, cream, or grey and they are cased in protective PVD-plated stainless steal. Each watch comes with a 20 ATM rating, so by all means keep them on when you dive into the water. Just mind the straps, which are handcrafted American Horween leather and come in a variety of pragmatic colors from olive and slate to black and brown.It’s a watch collection that uses the most modern watchmaking technology, and dresses it up in the kind of updated classic style that Americans gravitate towards. Toss in a gorgeous photo shoot of the Scout collection in Alaska’s fly-in/fly-out backcountry, and it begs the question: Is the timeworn-meets-greenhorn nature of the Filson-Shinola collaboration about to lead American horology out of the wilderness? With just two collections under their belt, it’s too early to tell, but it sure looks like the answer could be yes.Watches start at $650. Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful Editors’ Recommendations Filson’s New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the U.S. Fire Service center_img 1. Filson’s Scout Watch Collection 2. Filson’s Scout Watch Collection 3. Filson’s Scout Watch Collection 4. Filson’s Scout Watch Collection The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskeylast_img read more

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn J. Crew and Nike Drop the Killshot 2 Sneaker and It’s Already Sold Out Editors’ Recommendations In 1989, Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to October 21, 2015 and 26 years later we finally have something to hold from their trip. Nike is celebrating Back to the Future Day by releasing the illusive self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers for charity in Spring 2016.The official Twitter account for MichaelJFox.org tweeted out a picture of Michael J Fox wearing a pair of the illusive sneakers. The proceeds will go towards The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:This is real. This is today. Coming spring 2016. cc: @RealMikeFox @Nike pic.twitter.com/KPswXNojvA— michaeljfox.org (@MichaelJFoxOrg) October 21, 2015Nike has teased the release of the Nike Mag for years, propelling the hype to near mythological levels. The same man who created the most legendary Air Jordan sneakers, Tinker Hatfield, created the sneakers as a prop for Back To The Future II in 1989, featuring self-lacing and lights. Nike auctioned 1,500 pairs of the sneaker on eBay for charity in September 2011 and raised $4.7 million for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Initially a Nike spokesman had no further details on the release other than the fact the self-lacing sneakers other than the fact the company has set the sneakers loose in New York City. However, Michael J Fox sent a picture of a letter from Hatfield detailing the significance of the Nike Air Mag and their release.  The letter I received from Tinker today. Thanks @Nike pic.twitter.com/UIolXrkUVC — Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) October 21, 2015Those 2011 Nike Air Mag sneakers are cool and have worked their way through the sneaker resale market for an average of over $6,000, according to resale analytic site, Campless. But, they did not have one key feature: self-lacing technology. Nearly two years to the day of the 2011 Nike Air Mag release, Hatfield and Nike were granted the patent for self-tying shoe technology.A Nike spokesperson was mum on the details of price, availability, and technical details of the self-lacing technology, but if we need any proof of their tangible existence we only need to go to one place: Twitter. Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie sent what seems to be the first photo of someone wearing a pair since Nike’s announcement, on his Twitter account. Then again, those could very well just be the 2011 Nike Air Mag as it does not show off the self-lacing technology:Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. #BackToTheFuture#TakeTheCrownpic.twitter.com/QjrNPwPvFD— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) October 21, 2015With Lexus making hoverboards and everyone from Google to Ford designing cars to drive themselves, we may be headed back to the future sooner than we expected.Here’s Michael J Fox speaking with David Letterman about the 2011 Nike Air Mag sneakers around the time of the sneaker’s release:This was originally a post on our brother site, Digital Trends. The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workoutcenter_img You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men 1. Nike Mag sneakers 2. Nike Mag sneakers 3. Nike Mag sneakers 4. Nike Mag sneakers The 100% Biodegradable Vollebak T-Shirt Is Made From Plants and Algae last_img read more

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Editors’ Recommendations It’s time to hit the slopes, so we’ve rounded up our top menswear picks for what to wear snowboarding. We cover brands that make technical gear as well as brand that specialize in off-slope style — the ultimate combination here is enough to get you through your next snowboarding session.The North Face Alligare Thermoball Triclimate Jacket – $399Let’s start with a hell of a durable jacket — The North Face will keep you warm and protect you from the elements, without a doubt. The three-in-one design with a removable inner layer will let you adjust your warmth level as needed.See itThe North Face Gatekeeper Pants – $199Is there a better company to turn to than The North Face when it comes to tough gear that’ll help you look terrific on the slopes? They’re might not be, and that’s why the Gatekeeper Pants are as essential as the McMurdo Parka. These unlined, waterproof pants with Velcro waist tabs were designed for skiing and snowboarding.See itAmerican Trench Panel Rib Long Sleeve Tee – $41Keeping warm is critical, particularly when it comes to a base layer. Use this stylish American Trench long-sleeve tee to strike the perfect balance between stylish and cozy.See it Finisterre Fisherman Beanie – $34What is just as important as making sure your gear is in good shape? Keeping your head warm, no matter the conditions out there. Finisterre makes a simple, functional beanie that’ll serve you on the slopes and in the lodge at day’s end.See it Hestra Tor Gloves – $145Hestra uses a heritage-quality approach to producing some of the best gloves out there, and the sport-ready Tor Gloves, made with tough elk leather, are no exception. They eschew overly technical looks in favor of a mix of fashion and function.See it American Trench Boot Socks in Wool and Silk – $30-45American Trench does more than just make everyday socks — they also make warm wool socks that can withstand a bit of a beating. These socks will also look great even after you slip off your boots for the day.See itA version of this article was published by Ann Binlot on December 22, 2013. Last updated by Beau Hayhoe on November 29, 2017.last_img read more

first_img Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier The first iPhone, the Domino’s Pizza mobile pizza tracker, hoverboards. Some innovations make us want to raise our hands skyward and proclaim, “Thank you, God, for allowing us to live in this Golden Age of Technology.” Finally, personal jetpacks are within reach, and it appears all of our boyhood dreams are coming come true.The Jet Suit from Gravity Industries (code name: “Daedalus”) is the closest thing we’ve seen to a legit Tony Stark-worthy Iron Man suit. Sure, it lacks the sleek, everything-clicks-into-place-on-its-own panache.  But, it does boast a gut-punching 1,050 horsepower (incidentally, that’s more than the forthcoming Lamborghini Aventador) pushed through five kerosene-powered turbine engines — one on the pilot’s back and two on each arm. That’s enough thrust to propel almost any rider more than 30 miles per hour and up to 12,000 feet in the air (although the latter isn’t recommended). The fuel is only good for a four-minute ride, but that’s more than enough time to accidentally kill yourself. Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Editors’ Recommendations The suit is the brainchild of British inventor Richard Browning, who summed up his project as “an entirely pure form of complete three-dimensional freedom.” That’s one way to look at it.Browning sees potential in Daedalus as a legitimate future transportation option for commuters. However, in an interview with NBC News MACH, he was careful to note, “Just like the first motor cars, which were noisy, smelly and inefficient …we have some way to go before you could commute by jet suit.” In an age where most commuters still haven’t mastered not driving while Instagramming, can you imagine your morning rush hour commute full of half-trained jetpack riders?We’ve covered plenty of sky-riding tech toys before, most of which come from the lunatic garage of Zapata. The brand brought us the Flyboard. Then, there was this insane hydro jetpack and a Silver Surfer-inspired Hoverboard. While these are awesome (and affordable for the everyman), they require the rider to be tethered to a Jetski. How the hell are you supposed to fight crime and crash the Super Bowl Halftime Show while you’re attached to a Jetski?The best part is that this isn’t just a prototype. No, you can snag your very own Iron Man-style jetpack for the low, low price of $447,000. Act fast though, as only nine are available for sale, and you’ll have to hit up London’s Selfridges department store for yours. If that’s too rich for your blood, you can get a taste of the experience at Gravity Industries’ own private hangar outside London for far less. For $440,000, You Can Live Out Your Childhood Fantasies with a Gravity Jetpack Close The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Falllast_img read more

first_imgSouth Sea Cruises is delighted to announce that it scooped up two awards at the 2018 ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards on Saturday, which celebrated ‘Tourism Benefiting all Fijians’. The awards, which were held at a black and gold-themed gala dinner at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa in Denarau, were attended by industry professionals and Fiji’s Prime Minister the Hon. Frank Bainimarama. South Sea Cruises was among more than 200 entrants and 70 finalists vying for awards across 13 categories on Saturday night. The company took out the title for Best Tour and Transport Operator for its South Sea Cruises brand, the second time it has won the award in three years. CEO Brad Rutherford attributed the repeat success to the professionalism of his staff and the high levels of investment into the brand over the past year and a half. “This accolade is once again a recognition of the hard work of our professional team of 300-plus staff who do an amazing job day in and day out right across the business to deliver the most efficient, safe and modern transport services and truly memorable day cruise experiences throughout the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands,” he said. “There’s no doubt the significant level of investment and new equipment introduced by South Sea Cruises over the past 18 months has contributed to winning this award as well.” The company was also awarded Best Destination Marketing for Malamala Beach Club, the world’s first island beach club, which celebrated its first birthday in August. “Malamala Beach Club’s award for Best Destination Marketing is a suitable reflection of the tremendous amount of work that’s gone into establishing and building the Malamala Beach Club brand and product,” Mr Rutherford said. “For a product that’s only 18 months old to win an award such as Destination Marketing is a truly outstanding achievement, and further signals what a great brand and product Malamala Beach Club is and how well it has been both delivered and received domestically and internationally by consumers, media and the trade alike.” South Sea Cruises was also named as a finalist in the following categories: • Tourism Leader — Elenoa Nimacere, Loretta St Julian-Ooms • Accommodation Budget — South Sea Island • Culinary Services — Malamala Beach Club • Tour and Transport Operator — Blue Lagoon Cruises For any further information and imagery, please contact pr@ssc.com.fj.last_img read more

first_imgCALABASAS, CA – (February 22, 2019) – AmaWaterways today released new photos and video* of its innovative AmaMagna on the final leg of her journey from ocean to river, cruising back to the Danube River for final touches. At twice the width of traditional river cruise ships, AmaMagna’s remarkable construction journey has taken her across various bodies of water, symbolic of the boundaries the ship is breaking through with her fresh, contemporary take on river cruising. Bringing the luxury of more space to the river, AmaMagna took her first scenic ocean trip from the Serbian shipyard  to Rotterdam where she was outfitted with luxurious furnishings and various contemporary design elements. She has just completed her 17-day return ocean voyage into Constanta, Romania, and is cruising the Danube to her winter home in Linz, Austria, where she joins several other AmaWaterways ships preparing for the 2019 spring sailing season. AmaMagna will receive her final finishing touches before sailing seven-night Danube River cruises between Vilshofen to Budapest starting May 5, 2019. “We first had the vision for AmaMagna nearly seven years ago. Like the ship herself, her construction journey has been a one-of-a-kind experience and we are so pleased to be wrapping up the final details, prepaing for her May debut,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “It’s an exciting time for AmaWaterways, and we’re proud to lead the industry by offering guests a new dimension on river cruising.” The extraordinary AmaMagna provides more personal space with most staterooms, comparable to ocean cruise ship suites, measuring between 355 and 710 sq. ft. In addition, guests can look forward to two new dining venues –Jimmy’s, family-style dining named for AmaWaterways’ late co-founder Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco restaurant, with retractable ceiling and windows – complimenting the Main Restaurant and the Chef’s Table Restaurant. A robust complementary daily excursion program including escorted hiking and biking tours and group fitness classes led by a trained Wellness Host offers guests the ability to personalize their river cruise experience. Additional features include a Sun Deck with a heated swimming pool, an expansive Zen Wellness Studio with massage, hair and nail salon services and an innovative Water Sports Platform. In addition, new Vow Renewal and Golf Concierage Programs are offered uniquely to AmaMagna guests.  About AmaWaterways: A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 23 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River. The company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation including the upcoming launch of AmaMagna, who at twice the width of traditional river ships, will offer a new dimension in luxury river cruising.  The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options. With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers” and 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line.”last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) stands ready to provide a range of well needed support services to members of the disabled community.Persons with disabilities are therefore being encouraged to register with the JCPD to receive the economic, educational and social development benefits available.Executive Director of the JCPD, Dr. Christine Hendricks, says the registration process is in two parts, which includes medical verification of an individual’s disability.She tells JIS News that the medical report form can be accessed on the JCPD’s website at www.jcpdja.com, at the JCPD’s head office at 18 Ripon Road in St. Andrew, and at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) offices islandwide.Dr. Hendricks says it is required that a medical professional relevant to the type of disability signs and stamps the forms.The individual should then submit the form to the JCPD, along with a passport-sized photograph, TRN card, birth certificate, a national identification (ID) and provide relevant demographic information as requested.“The disability has to be a permanent physical, intellectual, mental or sensory impairment determined by a medical professional in order for the person to be registered,” Dr. Hendricks points out.Some 33,200 persons are currently registered with the JCPD.Dr. Hendricks notes that among the benefits for members is the provision of economic empowerment grants to help persons become independent by starting or expanding small businesses. Grants range from $30,000 to $150,000.Assistance-in-aid of up to $250,000 is also provided for assisted devices and therapies.Educational benefits include scholarships, school fee support, books and assistance with other school-related materials.Dr. Hendricks tells JIS News that the JCPD also provides medical support and assist persons with accessing National Housing Trust (NHT) benefits.Disabled persons who are members of the JCPD also receive concessionary bus fares for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).“I want to encourage persons with disabilities in the wider society who have a disability to get registered. Once you have an impairment, the JCPD exists to ensure that you are registered and can benefit from the numerous grants and other support services that are provided through the Government for persons with disabilities,” Dr. Hendricks says.She is urging family members, friends, neighbours and employers to assist the disabled in getting registered with the JCPD. The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) stands ready to provide a range of well needed support services to members of the disabled community. She tells JIS News that the medical report form can be accessed on the JCPD’s website at www.jcpdja.com, at the JCPD’s head office at 18 Ripon Road in St. Andrew, and at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) offices islandwide. Executive Director of the JCPD, Dr. Christine Hendricks, says the registration process is in two parts, which includes medical verification of an individual’s disability. last_img read more

first_img Print  Close My location zoom On October 9th, the 4010 high-speed ferry built by Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd for Damen Group, the Netherlands, launched successfully.This vessel adopts the design of a catamaran, featuring full aluminum structure, with the overall length of 39.9m, beam of 10.7m and draft of 2.55m. With a maximum speed of 39 knots, the vessel gives out an impression of gracefulness and elegance of shape.The launching marks Afai’s completion of  another contracted project of international high-end ferry in stages. It further cements the shipyard’s position on the international market. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Afai Southern, October 11, 2013last_img read more

first_imgzoom KBR has been awarded a contract for the basic design development for Heerema Offshore Services’ large new semisubmersible crane vessel (NSCV) through its subsidiary GVA. A member of KBR’s Hydrocarbons Business Group, GVA completed seven months of feasibility and conceptual studies on the NSCV in 2013. The basic design phase of the new vessel will cover the major part of 2014.Expected revenue from the contract will be included in the 2013 fourth quarter backlog of unfilled orders for the Hydrocarbons segment.“Heerema’s selection of GVA as a partner in their development of this new heavy lift vessel demonstrates confidence in GVA’s capability, experience and skills for such a challenging and strategically important project,” said Roy Oelking, KBR Hydrocarbons Group President. “We see this as the start of a long-lasting partnership between Heerema and GVA, and are committed to supporting Heerema on future development projects.”Designed for operations worldwide, the self-propelled vessel will meet Heerema’s priority requirements for maximized transit speed. The vessel will be approximately 200 meters long by 97 meters wide and will have a lifting capacity of 2 x 10,000 metric tons.Additionally, the NSCV hull configuration will feature a large deckbox on an eight-column structure mounted on two pontoons. The vessel design will meet the highest health and safety standards with minimal environmental impact during fabrication and operation, Oelking said. KBR, February 4, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Closelast_img read more

first_img Print  Close Algoma, February 26, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Algoma Central Corporation has entered into an agreement with Sterling Fuels Limited to continue marine fuel delivery services using its bunkering vessel, Algoma Dartmouth, in the Port of Halifax and surrounding area. This new arrangement will be effective upon the expiry of current agreements for fuel delivery services on January 18, 2014.Algoma brought the Algoma Dartmouth to Halifax harbour in 2009 to provide marine delivery services within the Harbour for marine fuels produced at the Dartmouth Refinery. With the closure of this refinery in September, 2013, the existing source of supply for marine bunker and intermediate marine fuel blends ended.“We are extremely pleased that Sterling Fuels, the premier marine fuel supplier on the Great Lakes, has agreed to expand their marine fuelling operations to the Port of Halifax to fill this void,” said Wayne Smith, Senior Vice-President, Commercial at Algoma. He added, “Sterling is a major supplier to Algoma in the Great Lakes. We know them very well and have confidence in their experience, capabilities and commitment.”Marine fuel customers will continue to see the same Algoma team on the Algoma Dartmouth. “This vessel and crew have a distinguished track record in their performance and service since 2009. We are very pleased to keep this team together to continue to meet the Halifax area marine fuelling requirements,” said Mr. Smith. My locationlast_img read more

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilders remain on top in terms of global shipbuilding orders, based on Clarkson’s research statistics for February 2015.The global top five orderbook ranking is lead by Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s Okpo Shipyard (7.957 million CGT), Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan shipyard (5.026 million CGT),  Samsung Heavy Industries’ Geoje Shipyard (4.866 million CGT), Ulsan’s Hyundai Mipo (3.439 million CGT) and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (3.418 million CGT).The global orderbook intake at the end of February stood at 5,048 units (308.1 million DWT) a slight decline, down about 9% when compared to last year’s figures.The biggest decline was felt in bulk carrier sector, with Capesize bulk carrier orderbook totaling in 333 ships (66 million DWT), compared with 73.9 million DWT at the end of 2014.For the first two months this year, the global orderbook reached 330 ships ( 18.9 million DWT ), an annual growth of 10% compared to last year, Clarkson’s data shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgzoom The Greek crisis that has seen global stock markets take a tumble on Monday will not have a direct impact on shipping companies, Morgan Stanley’s analyst Fotis Giannakoulis said in a report published on Monday.Giannakoulis based its argument on the fact that majority of the shipping companies with offices in Greece are not actually incorporated in the country as they are registered in Marshal Islands or Bermuda.What is more, the report said that the closure of the Greek banks as the country readies for referendum on the creditors’ demands for the country’s bailout plan, would not have a major effect on the shipping companies as majority of them keep their money in non-Greek banks.On the other hand, Giannakoulis said that the exposure of Greek shipping companies to Greek banks is pretty low, as only 17% of the total global bank loans pertains to the country’s banks.However, the shipping companies would not be safe from an overall impact of the country’s economic downturn on global economy.Greek owners make up 20 % stake in the global commercial shipping fleet and the industry has been a major profit source for the country as it makes up 7.5 % of the Greek’s economy.The Greeks will vote on creditors’ demands on July 5th. The referendum has been called as country’s talks with EU leaders broke down last week signaling Greece’s potential exit from the Euro zone.The move comes as the deadline to repay a USD 1.7 bln to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) closes in. Greece is to repay the debt on Tuesday by 18:00 Washington time (22:00 GMT).World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgzoom The world’s second LNG-powered container ship, known as TOTE 2, is scheduled to be launched at the end of this month, the ship’s builder General Dynamics NASSCO informed on Tuesday.The launching ceremony is scheduled for August 29th at NASSCO’s San Diego yard when the name of the new ship will be revealed.The ship will be christened by Emma Engle, a third-generation shareholder of Saltchuk. TOTE is one of six business units in the Saltchuk family of companies.NASSCO christened and launched the world’s first container ship powered by LNG at its shipyard in San Diego on April 18.The Marlin class vessels, being built for the shipping company TOTE, will reduce sulfur dioxide (SOx) emissions by 98 percent, particulate matter (PM) by 99 percent, nitrous oxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) by 71 percent over TOTE’s ships currently operating in Puerto Rico.The Marlins, which will home port in Jacksonville, Florida, will enter service in late 2015 and early 2016.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgzoom Panama is set to receive its first container terminal designed to handle post-panamax vessels in Colon as the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and the Chinese consortium Panama Colon Container Port (PCCP) reached an agreement on the facilities, according to local media.Under the agreement, estimated to be worth around USD 900 million, the Chinese giant China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) is expected to build the terminal and the Beijing-based Port Design Institute (PDI) is set to design the piers.The new project will consist of two parts including the construction of a container terminal with a capacity of up to 2.5 million TEUs and the additional private lands with multipurpose possibilities, including LNG facilities or energy projects.Featuring four berths, the Colon container terminal will have a total quay line of 1,200 metres with a draught of 18 metres.The deal for the new terminal was signed on Wednesday during a conference organized by the International Association of Port and Harbors (IAPH).World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgzoom Oslo-based bulk carrier owner and operator Belships ASA has signed an agreement to charter in an Ultramax bulk carrier to be delivered from Japanese Imabari Shipbuilding in the first half of 2020.As disclosed, the charter period for the 63,000 dwt ship will be for minimum eight years plus two yearly options, with purchase option from the end of the fourth year.With the new agreement, Belships ASA said it will have four Ultramax bulk carriers with eco-design from Imabari Shipbuilding.Two ships were delivered and in service for Cargill and Canpotex, respectively.Another bulker is expected to be handed over to the company in January 2018 and is presently unfixed.last_img read more