A modern makeover for the traditional hat

first_imgBabula Gouda, a Class IX student from the remote Khajuribania village in Odisha’s Ganjam district, has improvised the traditional ‘Talari’ hat used by farmers with some modern technology. He has named his innovation ‘smart-Talari’. ‘Talari’ is a large hat made of bamboo or cane that protects agricultural labourers from the sun and rain when they work in the fields. His ‘smart-Talari’ generates solar power to run gadgets added to it. Using less than ₹500, with support and guidance of his science teacher Raghunath Behera, he has transformed the traditional ‘Talari’ to ‘smart-Talari’. Only locally available materials and gadgets were used for his innovation. Babula studies in Merikote High School of Surada block. He hails from a family of farmers. During free time he helps his parents in agricultural work. According to him, the idea to use ‘Talari’ for several other purposes came to him while in the fields. He used to play songs on a small mobile phone while keeping a watch on the grazing cattle. The battery of the mobile used to discharge fast and he had no charging facility nearby. So, he added a small solar power panel from a rechargeable torch on top of the ‘Talari’. The power generated could recharge his mobile phone.When he told about it to his teacher, Mr. Behera, the teacher-student duo decided to develop the ‘smart-Talari’. Now the solar powered ‘smart-Talari’ has two small fans to cool working farmers and a light to help at night. It also has a FM radio and audio player kit for entertainment and weather forecast.last_img read more

PH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

first_img“I think its important that you’re able to motivate yourself. We always believe in the triumph of the competitive spirit. Now that we’re getting support from the government, it’s important for us to give back to those who help us,” he said. “We’ll try our hardest, and if not, we’ll still try to achieve sporting excellence, inspire our countrymen, and bring honor to God and country.”RELATED VIDEOPH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games222 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The Filipinos will compete in archery, athletics, badminton, boccia, chess, cycling, goalball, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, tenpin bowling, and wheelchair basketball in the regional games set from September 17 to 23.Woodpusher Menandro Redor will serve as the country’s flagbrearer after winning four gold medals in the visually impaired 2 division, which is for partially blind participants for chess in the 2015 ASEAN Para Games.He will also spearhead the chess team’s quest for seven golds in Kuala Lumpur as they gun to improve the six-gold harvest from Singapore.Also expected to strike gold are Paralympic bronze medalists Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta of powerlifting and Josephine Medina of table tennis.Though still lacking in support, Barredo believes that the paraathletes are more than ready to  make the country proud.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The 164-man strong Philippine team will feature 111 athletes competing in 12 sports with the goal of faring better than the country’s the 16 gold medal haul in Singapore two years back.The paraathletes also have a chance to turn things around for Philippine sports, after the country just managed 24 golds—way below its target of 50—in the 2017 SEA Games last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhilippine Paralympic Committee president Mike Barredo is proud of how differently abled athletes have grown through the years since the association’s inception in 1997.“It’s been 20 years and we’ve had participation in five Paralympic games, five Asian Paragames, and this is the ninth edition of our ASEAN Para Games. If you could see, this might be our biggest contingent that will join outside of our country. We’re getting bigger and it’s because we’re showing our might,” he said. Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Josephine Medina wins the bronze medal in the women’s individual table tennis – Class 8 at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Photo by ITTF websiteLooking to surpass the gold medal haul of the country’s able athletes, the Philippine delegation is settingthe bar high for the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“The team is in high spirits, and if our estimation is correct, we have a strong chance of winning 27 golds, perhaps more,” said chef de mission Ral Rosario during the sendoff at the Dad’s in Mandaluyong City on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Kemba Walker unloads 30 as Hornets beat Cavaliers

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Cleveland center Larry Nance, Jr., whose team led 38-25 in the middle of the second quarter and 46-41 at halftime, had on a one-name answer when asked what the difference in the game was.“Kemba,” Nance said. “He started to heat up in that third quarter and really just took over. Any time a player like that gets going, it’s hard to slow him down.”After going scoreless on 0-for-5 first-quarter shooting, Walker scored nine points in the second quarter while shooting 4 for 8, and added 17 points in the third quarter (6-for-9 shooting) and four points in the fourth quarter (on 1 for 4).TIP-INSCavaliers: Jordan Clarkson returned to action after missing Tuesday’s game at Indiana. … Matthew Dellavedova missed Wednesday’s game with left knee soreness.Hornets: It was was their fourth of a five-game homestand. … After Friday’s game — Charlotte’s 19th home game of the season — the Hornets will play 29 of their final 51 games on the road. Charlotte’s front-loaded home schedule is due to the Spectrum Center hosting NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb. 15-17) in addition to two college basketball tournaments.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Toronto on Friday night.Hornets: Host Detroit on Friday night. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons spark 76ers rout of Knicks TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hornets coach James Borrego said he had a simple message for Walker during his first half struggles.“Yes — keep shooting,” Borrego said. “He’s been doing this his entire life. I said, ‘Stay confident, keep shooting and we’re going to keep looking for you.’,,, Sometimes players need to see one drop, then two drop and three drop and he got rolling there.”Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Marvin Williams had 18 points and 10 boards for Charlotte.Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points, Jaron Blossomgame had 15 and Cedi Osman added 13 for the Cavaliers.After the Cavaliers pulled to 88-82 with 8:52 left in the game, Charlotte started a 17-4 run to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets looks to pass around Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Spectrum Center on December 19, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C.— Kemba Walker admitted he was frustrated watching his shots misfire for the third straight game as the Charlotte Hornets fell behind by double digits in the first half.However, the two-time All-Star kept pushing, prodding and eventually found his way with 30 points and six assists as the Hornets rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-99 Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ “It’s frustrating,” Walker said of missing the first seven shots one game after scoring a season-low four points on two of 13 shooting last Saturday. “It was shots that I usually make and shots that I work on all the time.“Sometimes, you’ve just got to stick with it and try your best not to let the frustration get to you. You know, keep positive thoughts and just keep on pushing through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefA reverse layup with 4:49 left in the first half got Walker untracked and he finished shooting 11 of 26, including 4 for 12 on 3-pointers, as the Hornets even their record at 15-15.It was the ninth game of the season with at least 30 points for Walker, and helped Charlotte stop a two-game losing streak. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Davis Cup, India vs Pakistan: Sasi Kumar Mukund Pulls Out of Tie With Foot Injury

first_img davis cupIndiapakistanSasi Kumar Mukund First Published: November 23, 2019, 2:42 PM IST New Delhi: Young Sasi Kumar Mukund on Saturday pulled out of the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Pakistan due to a foot injury.Mukund, who was named as a reserve member, suffered the injury while playing in a tournament in Portugal. “Unfortunately Sasi will not travel with us. He has informed that he sustained the injury while playing the doubles with compatriot Purav Raja,” India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali told PTI during the team’s practice session at DLTA.Mukund is now the second Indian player to pull out of the tie after Rohan Bopanna had withdrawn due to a shoulder injury.”I can’t put my weight down properly due to the injury,” said Mukund.Zeeshan said they wanted N Sriram Balaji to travel to Nur Sultan but getting visa at such short notice won’t be possible.Balaji was not named in the eight-member squad but he has been with the Indian team in the training camp to help the side prepare since Thursday.Captain Rohit Rajpal, who was busy working out the doubles combination during the session, rued Mukund’s absence.”It is always good to have different training partners in an away tie. You need that variety in the side. It’s unfortunate,” Rajpal said.Taking about the doubles combination, Rajpal said they are trying both Saketh Myneni and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to pair with Leander Paes.”We still feel, Aisam and Aqeel may turn up for Pakistan so we are preparing all combinations. If a player like Saketh is there, Leander can dominate from the net,” he said.”If Jeevan is playing with Leander then probably, it’s better Leander takes care of the back side of the court since Jeevan is quick. So we are trying everything. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Outclassed but unchanged: Mou explains lack of subs vs Juve

first_imgJose Mourinho has explained the lack of substitutions during Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.Paulo Dybala’s first-half goal gave Juve a vital victory at Old Trafford in a game that they dominated for large parts, leaving them five points clear at the top of Group H.Mourinho resisted the urge to make a single change during the game, despite having a full bench available to him and, Paul Pogba’s effort against the post aside, his side struggling to create opportunities in front of goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Defenders Eric Bailly and Matteo Darmian, midfielders Fred, Ander Herrera and Andreas Pereira, and forward Tahith Chong were all options, but Mourinho did not feel inclined to introduce any of them in an attempt to change the game.”Well, you have to bear in mind that Alexis Sanchez was in the stands, Jesse Lingard was in the stands,” Mourinho told reporters.”Fellaini may or may not have been in the stands – he might have been at home I didn’t see him. And the only really attacking options I had on the bench was a young 18-year-old lad who has never played in the first team before.”And I didn’t think, given the dynamic of the game, it would have been appropriate to put him on.”You can’t expect a young kid coming on, making his debut in a game like that, to be able to give me something like scoring a goal.”So, basically, that’s why I didn’t make any changes and just stuck with the players we had out on the pitch.”United travel to Italy to face Juve in their next Champions League encounter, but Mourinho has already admitted that overhauling the Italian giants may be too big a task for his team.Indeed, he believes that Juve are at a level above United, such is the make-up of their squad. “I have to say they [Juve] are a different level and if people don’t want to accept that it’s their problem,” Mourinho added.”They are a different level of stability, experience and knowhow and at the base of the team they have Bonucci and Chiellini, it allows them to play with the freedom in attack, creating and losing the ball, ‘no problem, we are here’.”United are back in Premier League action on Sunday when they host Everton at Old Trafford as the Red Devils look for what would be just their second win in eight matches.last_img read more

Chavez, A’s Ace The Yanks, 3-0

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — The way Jesse Chavez was dealing, Stephen Vogt knew Oakland didn’t need much offense to give him a much-needed win. That hasn’t been so easy for the Athletics to do this season.Chavez pitched eight impressive innings and Vogt hit a two-run homer to give the A’s their first home series win of the season with a 3-0 victory on May 31 over the New York Yankees.“I was thinking to myself we have not scored any runs for this guy all year,” Vogt said. We knew today all he needed was one run. That’s the kind of day it was for him on the mound. To get him a couple of runs was huge. He was just some kind of awesome today.”Chavez (2-5) had pitched 25 innings since Oakland last scored a run for him before Vogt connected broke open a scoreless game with his homer in the sixth against Adam Warren.Chavez allowed seven hits and no walks, striking out six. He had his second straight start with no earned runs allowed in eight innings but got the win this time after losing 1-0 on an unearned run to Detroit on May 26.“It wears on you to keep going out there knowing you have to put up zeroes,” Manager Bob Melvin said. “The two-run homer felt like a five-run homer. … It’s great that we could finally reward him.”Tyler Clippard got three outs for his seventh save in eight chances as the A’s got their first series win at home since taking two of three from Philadelphia last Sept. 19-21.Warren (3-4) allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings in his fourth straight quality start for the Yankees, who have lost 13 of 18 overall.“He made a mistake. He made one mistake and unfortunately it cost the game,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “I think we got a really good performance out of him. It’s unfortunate we didn’t score him any runs.”It looked as if Chavez was in for another tough-luck game when Warren breezed through the first five innings. But that changed in the sixth when Billy Burns got things started with one of his three hits and then promptly stole second and third.Warren got Ben Zobrist on a shallow fly that kept Burns at third base. Vogt left no doubt when he followed with a drive into the right-field seats for his 11th home run of the season.Vogt added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, scoring Burns once again, to give the A’s a 3-0 lead. Vogt has a career-high 38 RBIs, surpassing the mark of 35 he set last season.(JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Open Trans-Tasman Mixed Open Game 2 Report

first_imgThe Kiwis have levelled the three game Trans-Tasman Series with a comprehensive three try victory in the Open Mixed test at Rotorua International Stadium.The hosts handled the cold and wet conditions far better than the Australians and with the weather set to continue for the remainder of the series the visitors will need to adjust quickly if they are to bounce back from today’s loss.The Aussies got off to a better start than they did in the first test with Elin Mortimer scoring the opening try to continue her stellar series and the visitors controlled the game from in front early.It took the Kiwis some time to get on the score board but they eventually levelled the scores after 8 minutes. The Aussies kicked clear again after debutant Justin Cridland found Tim Glazebrook to score but that would the last time the visitors played from in front.The Touch Blacks tied it up at 2 apiece and when Nat Turner scored a runaway try the locals took a lead into half time which they extended immediately after the break to 6-3.Elin Mortimer celebrated her 28th birthday with her second of the day and when Hoch found an open Leah Opie-Lukins the Aussies gave themselves a chance. A chance that was quickly dismissed through back to back Kiwi tries who ran out 9-6 winners keeping the series alive heading into the third test.last_img read more

12 days agoWenger has no regrets sacrificing personal success for Arsenal loyalty

first_imgWenger has no regrets sacrificing personal success for Arsenal loyaltyby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsene Wenger says he sacrificed personal success to stay at Arsenal for 22 years.The Frenchman was in charge of the Gunners from 1996 to 2018, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup’s during that time.”No regret,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “Regret is that maybe I sacrificed a little bit the winning potential against the loyalty potential, or the desire to build up the club and the influence I had on the club to build up the club when we built the stadium, against the fact that I could have won more by going somewhere else and being less limited financially. “At the end of the day, I’m happy to do what I did, to have done what I did. I thought from a very young age I want to work the way I like to work.”Sometimes today I weigh up a little bit ‘have I done well or not?’ But I felt that I was in a club [Arsenal] where I met my needs the way I wanted to work. “Why change that and maybe be in a bit more glorious situation but less happy situation and less influenceable situation, where I had less influence on the club [Real Madrid]? ‘So I decided that I keep trying to experience my love story [at Arsenal].” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar lose semi-final bouts after sealing Olympic quotas

first_img Next India Today Web Desk Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan)September 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 17:54 IST Top seed Bajrang Punia is favourite to win gold at Wrestling World Championships 2019 (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBajrang Punia lost the semi-finals of the men’s 65kg eventRavi Kumar stunned former world champion Yuki Takahashi in the 57kg QFIndia have so far clinched 3 Tokyo Olympic quotas in Nur-SultanStar Indian wrestler and World No. 1 Bajrang Punia suffered a heartbreaking loss in the semi-final of the men’s 65kg freestyle event at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Bajrang lost to Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 9-9 on criteria after storming back from a 2-7 defecit on Thursday.Ravi Kumar lost to world champion Zaur Uguev 4-6 in the 57kg freestyle event semi-finals. Both Bajrang and Ravi will battle for bronze medals on Friday in Nur-Sultan.Incidentally, both Bajrang and Ravi Kumar sealed Tokyo Olympic berths for India in their respective categories by comfortably winning their quarter-final bouts.Minutes ahead of Bajrang Punia’s quarter-final bout, India’s Ravi Kumar Dahiya sealed the country’s second Tokyo Olympic quota in wrestling by storming into the semi-final of men’s 57kg freestyle event. Ravi also became the first Indian male wrestler to seal a Tokyo Olympic berth on Thursday.There was never any doubt about Bajrang Punia’s progress in the World Championships, considering his form in the ongoing season. Bajrang triumphed at all four events he competed this season and entered the Championships as the world number one and the top seed in 65kg category.#OlympicQuota – @BajrangPunia Dutt (@DuttYogi) September 19, 2019Bajrang, it is safe to say, has lived up to the reputation. In the quarter-final bout on Thursday, Bajrang Punia made light work of a challenge from North Korea’s Jong Son. Displaying solid defence and counter-attacking skills, Bajrang won the bout 8-1 to seal his place in the semi-finals.advertisementEarlier on Wednesday, Vinesh Phogat sealed India an Olympic quota in the women’s 53 kg freestyle event before winning her maiden World Championships medal. The Asian Games and Commonwealth Games champion ended her drought for a world meet medal with a bronze.End of the road for Sakshi Malik and Divya Kakran in Nur-SultanMeanwhile, it was the end of the road for Rio Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik and Divya Kakran. Sakshi lost her opening bout of women’s 62 kg freestyle event to Nigeria’s Aminat Adeniyi and lost out on an opportunity for the repchage as Adeniyi failed to progress beyond the quarter-finals.Divya Kakran lost the Round of 16 of women’s 68 kg freestyle event to Sara Dosho, reigning Olympic & former World Champion. Dosho lost in the quarter-finals, thereby ending Kakran’s repechage hopes as well.Also Read | Vinesh Phogat sets sight on maiden Olympics medal after World Championships bronzeAlso Read | World Wrestling Championships: Sakshi loses to Nigeria’s AdeniyiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Bajrang PuniaFollow Ravi KumarFollow World Wrestling ChampionshipsFollow Tokyo Olympics 2020 Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar lose semi-final bouts after sealing Olympic quotasWorld Wrestling Championships 2019: Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar made it to the semi-final of the men’s 65 kg and 57 kg freestyle events, respectively on Thursday. India have now sealed 3 Tokyo Olympic quotas in Nur-Sultan.advertisementlast_img read more

Top Reasons to Join the Most Awarded Home Based Travel Agency

first_imgCruise Planners is constantly innovating—in the past few years, Cruise Planners continues to be the most award-winning travel company and has placed as a leader in technology, marketing, and travel franchise ownership. Below are the top reasons to join the Cruise Planners family. Join the most awarded company in the home-based travel industry. Cruise Planners is the only travel company to take home three top awards from Entrepreneur magazine. Here are 3 reasons to invest in a Cruise Planners franchise. #1 on Entrepreneur’s 500 travel franchise rankings#3 Home-Based franchise to own per Entrepreneur magazine#6 Fastest-Growing franchise per Entrepreneur magazine Additionally, Franchise Business Review, an independent survey of over 1,000 franchisees, named Cruise Planners #1 in category for 5 consecutive years. The survey is based on training and business support, marketing, core values, leadership, management style, and financial strength. Within the travel industry, Cruise Planners is continuously recognized with top honors among industry-leading suppliers. Earn more. Cruise Planners pays the highest commissions offered in the travel industry – PERIOD. Because of Cruise Planners’ large footprint and industry prowess, Cruise Planners Travel Agents have access to the highest available commissions and bonus commissions. Plus, through volume-driven incentives from Cruise Planners, you can earn advertising grants, additional overrides, and more. Gain instant credibility, respect, and buying power from the Home Office affiliation with American Express Travel. As an American Express Travel Representative, the benefits are endless and travel agents can start selling right away with exclusive American Express Travel programs such as Fine Hotels & Resorts, Destination Family, Cruise Privileges, Pay with Points, and more. Receive individual cruise line and land tour company recognition with your own Business Development Managers, District Sales Managers, and Inside Sales Representatives. Since being a travel advisor is all about relationships we want to make sure that you have direct access to our travel partners. Be heard, as Cruise Planners is YOUR VOICE in the industry. We sit on the advisory board of American Express Travel, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises USA, Travel Impressions, Globus, Travel Corporation, and many more industry-leading companies. This allows you to have a place at the table and positively influence change. Cash in on co-op marketing dollars from travel suppliers to help you build your business. Suppliers have funds to help you market and sell their product, so go ahead and be strategic about leveraging their marketing budget to help you in a mutually beneficial way. Because you are a Cruise Planners Travel Advisor, you benefit from additional consideration when working with vendors. Travel! Traveling is a perk of being in the travel industry. As a Cruise Planner, you’ll have access to inaugural cruises, seminars at sea and familiarization trips (FAMs). Last year, Cruise Planners hosted more than 20 FAM trips throughout Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean on land and at sea. Book into more than 50,000 group cruise cabins—more than any other travel host or franchise company. Cruise Planners Home Office arranges for group space combined with American Express Travel group space to double the inventory you can book. Group business is a great way to make money when you want to jumpstart your home-based travel business. Become a travel expert with Cruise Planners’ award–winning training program. Start off with a 6-day training event and learn from industry experts as well as the Home Office Team. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional, stay up to date on industry trends and Cruise Planners proprietary tools through the continuous education program, which includes more than 600 virtual/online training modules and videos, trade shows, webinars, conventions, boot camps, and more that also provide access and face time to all of our preferred travel partners. Get techy with Cruise Planners’ cutting-edge Technology. Cruise Planners offers two mobile apps—one for consumers and one for travel advisors, who can seamlessly run their business from the palm of their hand. With a few clicks on a smart device, Cruise Planners Advisors can book a trip, send an invoice, and pull up client information, even without an Internet connection. And clients can access personalized travel information, book shore excursions, purchase insurance, and more all from their secure mobile app. Our franchise owners beat out the competition with Cruise Planners state-of-the-art customer relationship management tool, complete reservation booking and management tool, and price monitoring system, just to name a few. Plus, agents have their own personal websites with online chat feature, live pricing, video library, and e-brochure rack. Grow your business with the support of Cruise Planners in-house Business Development Team with regional coaches dedicated to helping you through every stage of your business. From setting up your first cruise night to arranging your first group to selling a world cruise and everything in between, your Business Development Coach will mentor you from day one. Proactive coaching calls are jam-packed with tips and tools from the experts to help you build your business, stay on top of the latest travel trends, and help you be in the know about exclusive Cruise Planners offers. Stay top of mind through exclusive award-winning marketing programs and free direct mail pieces customized with your information and mailed to your clients on your behalf.  Mailings, including a bi-annual magazine, are targeted using Cruise Planners’ proprietary software to ensure your message reaches the right clients at the right time. Cruise Planners is the go-to travel marketing partner for many top travel suppliers, garnering some of the hottest offers and sales, which are designed in-house and offered to you in a variety of marketing vehicles. 360-degree marketing campaigns stretch across print,  social media, email, and the internet to create a multi-media approach that increases reach and recognition of the campaign making your home-based business look like you have a fully-functional marketing department in your backyard. Join a company with more than 20 years of proven success and become a part of the most awarded travel host or franchise in the nation. Cruise Planners is locally owned and operated with an executive leadership team that are hands-on and approachable, even teaching many of the classes during training, boot camps, and convention. Nearly 100 Home Office team members share the passion for helping franchisees take their business to the next level. Cruise Planners puts a priority on the success of their franchisees. They don’t succeed unless you succeed, and it’s the Cruise Planners mission to help you get there. Feel the Cruisitude®. Are you ready to move the needle, become more profitable, and join a company that revolutionized the travel industry? You have a passion for travel, now turn that into a passion for entrepreneurship. The Cruise Planners family is beaming with Cruisitude…are you? All of Cruise Planners’ tried-and-true approaches to marketing, sales, technology, and business support are at your fingertips. Add in the credibility and exclusive programs that come with the American Express Travel affiliation and you have winning combination that keeps you ahead of the rest. For more information, visit or call 888-582-2150.last_img read more

Construction of Sandy Houses Underway

first_imgConstruction is underway on the first set of houses, which are being built in collaboration with Food for the Poor, for persons whose homes were destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Sandy. Speaking on November 14 Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, State Minister with responsibility for Housing in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy informed that Food for the Poor is now mobilised in St. Mary and Portland. “We will be starting to do construction by today, so that the plight that residents are undergoing will be alleviated in as short a time as possible,” he remarked. Dr. Guy noted that the Ministry had been able to expedite the process to make land available for construction.  He said lots are available where previous hurricane victims were relocated, and that persons, who own land are now making documents available. The State Minister explained that in order to build, Food for the Poor will accept a lease from owners to tenants; copy of a legal title; copies of certificates of taxes; or approval of owners for family members to get access to land. “You will appreciate that, as a consequence of the flooding, some of these documents would not be readily available so the process is going to take a bit of time. But we want, as a government to go in as soon as possible with the response,” he stated. He said the government would also address the needs of persons, who do not have any form of legal access to land by making crown lands available. One example is the 10 lots that are being made available on crown lands in Manchioneal, Portland. He noted that to aid in the process, the Ministry of Labour and Red Cross personnel are now assisting persons to get the relevant documentation in order to enable building on the relevant lands. Minister of Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, who hosted the briefing, noted that the number of verified damaged homes is now 6,264, and of these, 489 were destroyed, 2,530 severely damaged and 3,245 suffered minor damage.last_img read more

Government urged to repeal draconian PTA

“Each anniversary is a depressing reminder of the conflict’s ugly and unresolved legacy. Every year that passes is a reminder of the horrific injustices that were visited on people and what little has been done to address them. Eight years is a long time to wait. The victims and their families should not have to wait any longer. Justice is long overdue,” said Biraj Patnaik. Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the harassment of activists and victims who are campaigning for justice and memorializing the victims of the conflict. On the eighth anniversary of the end of the conflict, Amnesty International is calling on the Sri Lankan government to present a clear and coordinated roadmap to implement its commitments to justice, truth, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, including repeal of the PTA. With the PTA still in force, the police retain broad powers to arrest and detain suspects without effective human rights safeguards. Under the Act, suspects can also be subjected to secret and incommunicado detention – practices that heighten the risk of torture and enforced disappearance. “What’s worse, it’s considering adopting a new Counter Terrorism Act that would continue to give the police very broad powers to arrest and detain suspects without charge and place them in administrative detention.” “Transparency is absolutely vital. Draft legislation, including the CTA, should be open for public and civil society consultation,” said Biraj Patnaik. In March, the human rights organization published a major report detailing the struggles of the loved ones of the disappeared in their pursuit of justice. Amnesty International has received credible testimony alleging human rights violations in the aftermath of the conflict, with Sri Lankan security forces subjecting people to arbitrary arrest, detention, torture, rape and enforced disappearance. The PTA shifts the burden of proof onto a detainee alleging torture or other ill-treatment. The law has also been used to restrict people’s rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association. On the eighth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s decades-long conflict, Amnesty International called on the Government to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and ensure that any legislation it introduces to replace it meets international standards.“The PTA is a highly repressive law that contributed to many of the human rights violations that took place during and following Sri Lanka’s conflict. Despite being in power for two years, the current government has failed on its promise to repeal the law,” said Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director. Despite the government’s commitments, it has yet to establish effective justice mechanisms to investigate abuses of international human rights and international humanitarian by all sides of the conflict, including acts reported during the final months of the conflict that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.  “It is appalling that nearly a decade after the conflict ended, people are still being prevented from remembering the dead and grieving their loss. No one should be stopped from mourning the dead or demanding justice. This is the very least that the authorities owe to them,” said Biraj Patnaik. read more

Davids assumes management of hotel

The new owners of the Turkey Point Hotel have announced the partner that will take over the kitchen and the hotel’s entertainment programming.MacDonald Turkey Point Marina announced last week that David’s Restaurant in Port Dover will be in charge of both.“We had interest from several successful restaurateurs over the past couple weeks,” Josh MacDonald said in a news release.“But I think the whole family is pretty happy to be working with a group that aligns with our goals and what we have in mind for the property.”MacDonald acknowledges that David’s is associated with fine dining but that the resort hotel is not about to “turn to white tablecloth.” Mark Stortini, Dover Coast’s chief operating officer, has given assurances that the menu at the Turkey Point Hotel will be consistent with the establishment’s reputation as a casual resort destination.“They are a team of professionals and I’m confident in whatever Mark and his team have planned,” MacDonald says.Dover Coast describes the partnership as “a tremendous opportunity.”“We pride ourselves in being responsible and progressive stewards in the hospitality sector as well as our development position,” Stortini says. “To contribute to the social enjoyment in such a historically significant operation will be fantastic.”New ownership at the hotel marks a changing of the guard in Turkey Point. MacDonald Turkey Point Marina recently acquired the hotel from Dick and Mabel Assel, owners and operators of the Turkey Point Hotel since 1961.Dick Assel was scheduled to meet with the media last week but cancelled due to a family matter. In an interview last week, Assel mentioned that Mabel was in hospital in Hamilton. She died at age 80 on April read more

UN relief officials set to visit southern Africa for firsthand look at

Starting Tuesday, James Morris, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa and the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), and Carolyn McAskie, the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, will lead a two-week mission to Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland, the six countries most affected by the crisis.Representatives from the UN World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are expected to join the mission, which is scheduled to meet with government officials, representatives of the donor community, UN country teams, and staff of non-governmental organizations to discuss the ongoing response to humanitarian needs in the region.The mission will review the impact of HIV/AIDS on the crisis and assess how comprehensive assistance efforts are, with a view to identifying gaps in programming and funding, spokesman Fred Eckhard told a press briefing.The team will also aim to provide recommendations on how to improve the effectiveness of response efforts and identify actions to support longer-term agricultural recovery and food security.Members will also work to mobilize the international community’s support for a UN appeal, launched in July, which seeks $611 million to provide the necessary assistance to prevent the region’s current crisis from becoming a humanitarian catastrophe. read more

Two dozen Vietnamese Montagnards go to Finland as refugees – UN

The 27 refugees, who were flying from the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, to the coastal Finnish city of Oulu, were the first group to go from the 72 Montagnards recently accepted for resettlement in Finland.”There were a lot of smiles and some laughter during our orientation briefing. Overall, they seemed a bit nervous but excited about their new future,” said a protection officer from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).A second group of the Montagnards is scheduled to fly to Finland in early June after taking a Finnish orientation course this week.The mainly Christian Montagnards fled Viet Nam’s Central Highlands after the Government cracked down on protests against land confiscation and religious persecution in April of last year. They followed an earlier group of more than 1,000 who fled to Cambodia after similar protests in February 2001.Most Montagnard refugees who reach Cambodia, which has declined to accept them, have preferred to resettle in the United States, where there already is a large Montagnard community and connections with Americans who fought in Viet Nam.Others have gone to Sweden. Canada is also now accepting Montagnards for resettlement.A major breakthrough was made in January when Viet Nam initiated tripartite consultations with Cambodia and UNHCR, leading to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that institutionalized temporary protection for Montagnards in Cambodia and gave them the options of return or resettlement.The agreed mechanism includes a commitment from Viet Nam that any returnees will not be prosecuted or discriminated against on the basis of their illegal departure. read more

UK new car market falls in exceptional September as supply issues bite

UK new car market falls -20.5% in September to 338,834 units as regulatory changes impact supply.Volumes down across all sectors, as testing backlogs affect consumer, fleet and business deliveries.Industry welcomes tough new certification test, with even greater range of new-tech cars on way.SEE CAR REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDDOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE AND DATAThe UK new car market fell by -20.5% in September, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 338,834 vehicles were registered in the month, down around 87,000 on the previous year as new testing requirements continue to affect supply and distort the market.The impact was felt across the board, with registrations by private consumers, fleets and businesses all declining, by -20.1%, -22.4% and -6.3% respectively. Registrations of petrol and diesel cars also fell, while hybrids and plug-in electrics fared better, up a modest 3.9%.Declines were seen across almost every vehicle segment, with MPVs and Specialist Sports cars showing the biggest falls, down -54.8 and -50.9%. Luxury saloons were the only segment to register growth, up +3.5%, while Dual Purpose cars, which have enjoyed strong growth over the year to date, held steadier than most, falling just -3.5% in the month.September’s large decline follows an unusually high August and a turbulent first eight months of the year as the market responded to a raft of upheavals, from confusion over diesel policy to VED changes and, latterly, transition to the new WLTP emissions standards. Year-to-date performance is currently-7.5% behind 2017, reflecting these factors and a drop in business and consumer confidence. Over the coming months, however, some rebalancing is expected as an increasing range of new models are certified for sale and backlogs ease.Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said,With the industry given barely a year to reapprove the entire European model line-up, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen bottlenecks and a squeeze on supply. These are exceptional circumstances with similar declines seen in other major European markets. The good news is that, as backlogs ease, consumers and businesses can look forward to a raft of exciting high-tech cars and a market keen to recover lost momentum.From 1 September, all cars sold in the EU have to undergo a new test called the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The test measures all regulated emissions, as well as CO2 and fuel economy. Like the old test it replaces, it is conducted in controlled laboratory conditions for consistency across every test and every new vehicle in every country. However, it is conducted at faster speeds, over a longer distance and is more dynamic, with a greater range of vehicle and engine speeds, engine load, gear changes and temperatures, while also taking into account modern vehicle technology. And, because it is based upon some half a million miles of real driving data, it is far closer to the conditions most people experience on the road today.In addition, new cars will also need to prove their air quality credentials ‘on the road’ by passing the new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test. This rigorous test, which takes around four days to complete, is supplementary to WLTP and uses specially calibrated state-of-the-art portable emissions measurement (PEMS) equipment. This very sensitive equipment analyses the trace tailpipe emissions of pollutants while the car is driven in a wide range of both every-day and extreme conditions, from stop-start inner-city, to open road driving, and even at rarely, if ever, encountered speeds of 100mph and altitudes equivalent to Ben Nevis.Mike Hawes said, Thanks to more realistic performance data, car buyers will be better informed to choose the cars that best suit their driving needs in full confidence that they are the cleanest and most fuel-efficient ever produced.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Joseph Michael Ganino

Joseph Michael Ganino passed away in Soda Springs, Idaho on March 20, 2019 from cardiac arrest. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut on February 7, 1958 to Edna Jean Millius Ganino and Rosario Aloysius Ganino. He was the fifth of seven children. At a young age, the family moved out west to Utah. He attended schools in Emery County, Utah, and Moab, Utah but always considered Moab home.Joey was far from being materialistic; but rather a free spirit, a wanderer at heart.  His smile as well as his laugh was infectious and he had a sense of humor that would keep you laughing until your stomach hurt. He was a certified pipefitter/welder by trade and though he worked many types of jobs his passion was industrial construction which took him throughout most of the Western United States.Joey had many passions; playing his juice harp, listening and singing music at the top of his lungs, while playing the air guitar and the dash piano.  He was an adamant rock hound and collector of old bottles and eagle statues. He loved family get togethers and never turned down a good BBQ.Joey married Riata (Blondie) Holyoak in Pensacola, Florida on May 13, 1977. Together they have 2 children, Joey (Maria) Ganino II, and Jennifer (Ryan) Rudd. After 29 years of marriage they divorced but remained close friends. The last years of his life were spent in Soda Springs, Idaho where he purchased a home and lived with his girlfriend, Queeny.He is preceded in death by his parents, stepfather (Darwin Jensen), brothers (Bruno and Tony), and nephew (Brandon Curtis). He is survived by his son, Joey (Moab), daughter, Jennifer Rudd (Grand Jct., Colorado), grandchildren (Jacky Ray Ganino, Justin Ganino, Jordynn Silva, Keith Stoughton, Kiara Stoughton, Natalee Ganino, and Ryland Rudd), his brothers, Rusty (Rocksprings, Wyo.) Danny (Moab), sisters, Maria (Moab) and Susan (Ervin) Feichko, (Huntington), and many nieces and nephews.Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held May 19th, 2:00 p.m. at 1183 Lance Avenue, Moab, Utah. Joey’s memory and legacy lives on through his children and grandchildren whom he fiercely loved with all his soul. He is leaving behind many broken hearts; is dearly loved and will be remembered and cherished forever. read more

Divorce on demand risk if woman in loveless marriage is allowed to

Mr Owens's lawyer told a panel of judges that widening the interpretation of the law to allow her appeal "would amount to divorce on unilateral demand".    Divorce on demand risks becoming law if a woman succeeds in escaping her “loveless” marriage, the Supreme Court has heard. Tini Owens, 68, has been barred from divorcing her husband Hugh, 80, because his behaviour was not sufficiently bad to meet the requirements of the law. Mr Owens’s lawyer told a panel of judges that widening the interpretation of the law to allow her appeal “would amount to divorce on unilateral demand”. Mrs Owens has attempted to split from her husband of 40 years on the grounds that his behaviour meant she “cannot reasonably be expected to live with [him]”, one of the grounds for divorce under British law. But Mr Owens insisted the couple could stay together and in 2016 a family court judge ruled that allegations that he focused too much on work, did not provide her with attention or affection, and was “unpleasant and disparaging” towards her, comprised “minor altercations of a kind to be expected in a marriage” and not serious enough to grant her a divorce. The case has prompted family lawyers to campaign for a change in the law to allow “no-fault” divorce.  Mr Owens’s lawyer told a panel of judges that widening the interpretation of the law to allow her appeal “would amount to divorce on unilateral demand”.   Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Last year Court of Appeal judges ruled against Mrs Owens but criticised the law, with Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division, saying it was based on “hypocrisy and lack of intellectual honesty”.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Barrister Philip Marshall QC, who leads Mrs Owens’ legal team, told justices at the Supreme Court on Thursday that a “modest shift” of focus in interpretation of legislation was required.He argued that the judge in the original case, His Honour Judge Tolson, had focused too much on whether Mr Owens’ behaviour was objectively unreasonable, as opposed to his wife’s experience of it. The judge did not have enough regard to the “impact upon Mrs Owens”, he said. But Nigel Dyer QC, leading Mr Owens’ legal team responded: “(Mrs Owens) is seeking, in effect, to change the law and introduce divorce on unilateral demand.”It is not a proper function of the Supreme Court to dilute or refashion a statute.”He added: “Parliament did not provide for divorce, either as a ground or as a fact leading to the ground, based on unilateral unhappiness.”The court reserved judgment for a later date.  read more

France les fabricants de génériques veulent renforcer les prescriptions

first_imgFrance : les fabricants de génériques veulent renforcer les prescriptionsLe Gemme, association qui regroupe les industriels français du médicament générique, a appelé à renforcer les prescriptions de ces produits. Il déplore le retard de la France dans ce domaine et veut inciter les médecins à davantage opter pour les médicaments génériques. Alors qu’une pénurie de plusieurs médicaments a été signalée ces dernières semaines notamment par les pharmacies, les industriels français du médicament générique s’inquiètent du retard qu’a pris la France dans ce secteur. Comparé à l’Europe où les génériques représentent environ 50 à 60% du volume des médicaments, l’Hexagone a en effet du mal à voir décoller le marché avec seulement 25% de génériques sur le total des ventes. Regroupée au sein du Gemme, les industriels ont ainsi appelé à renforcer les prescriptions. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?”On est à la moitié de notre dynamique du générique en France. Il faut absolument que le générique continue à se développer et que les médecins continuent à prescrire des médicaments “généricables””, a assuré Stéphane Joly, président du laboratoire Cristers et de la commission communication du Gemme qui a également émis une série de propositions. Parmi celles-ci, le Gemme propose notamment d’augmenter la prescription au sein du répertoire des génériques avec des incitations financières pour les médecins et d’élargir le répertoire des génériques aux sprays et anti-asthmatiques, rapporte l’AFP.100 millions d’euros d’économies Selon les chiffres révélés, en 2010, le marché des génériques a atteint les 2,7 milliards d’euros, soit 13% du marché pharmaceutique avec 630 millions de boîtes, soit un médicament sur quatre. Or, les génériques peuvent représenter une réelle source d’économie, alors que le déficit de la Sécurité sociale peine encore et toujours à se résorber. “Avec 1% de prescription complémentaire dans le répertoire, on fait 100 millions d’euros d’économies supplémentaires. Jouons sur le périmètre et on aura une efficience économique maximale”, a précisé Stéphane Joly.Mais outre ce renforcement des prescriptions, le Gemme préconise aussi de supprimer la franchise de 50 centimes par boîte et de lancer, avec le concours des pouvoirs publics, une campagne de communication institutionnelle grand public sur les génériques.Le 19 septembre 2011 à 19:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Anglican church rector to bring remarks at Natl Heroes Day ceremony

first_img Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Recommended for you Related Items:bernanrd been, james alexander george mccartney, national heroes day, Pdm, pnp, rufus ewing, st. monica anglican church Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 May 2015 – An official invitation has gone out now for the National Heroes Day memorial service to be held at National Memorial Park in Grand Turk to honor the one national hero, first Chief Minister, the late James Alexander George Smith McCartney. The invite comes from National Honours and Awards Committee and will feature remarks by country leaders with the key note address coming from Fr. Bernard Been of the St. Monica Anglican Church. Following this ceremony, where the theme is: “Claiming our Heritage, Living a Legacy” the nation is admonished to refer to JAGS as the Most Excellent JAGS. The reference is tied to new National Honors prizes adapted and established by law under the Rufus Ewing led PNP Administration. This weekend on May 9th marked 35 years since the death of JAGS, in a plane crash in New Jersey. Last Monday, the party he helped to establish, the PDM remembered the dynamic leader in a moment of silence. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more