World Cup 2019: Swarm of bees invades pitch during SL vs SA match

October 25th, 2019

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Swarm of bees invades pitch during SL vs SA matchWorld Cup 2019: In a rare occasion on a cricket field, players and umpires had to hit the ground after a swarm of bees attacked the field. Thankfully, no one was bitten. India Today Web Desk June 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 20:23 IST Players and umpires were forced to hit the ground after a swarm of bees attacked the ground on Friday. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDuring the World Cup game between SL and SA, a swarm of bees attacked the groundPlayers and umpires had to hit the ground to save themselvesSouth Africa restricted Sri Lanka to 203 in 49.3 oversThe World Cup 2019 game between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Friday came to halt for few minutes due to an unexpected reason.It was in the 48th over of the game when a swarm of bees attacked the pitch, leaving the players and the umpires floored to the ground while witnessing this frightening scenario.However, at first it appeared that Chris Morris was just doing his rituals when he was shown doing some warm-up excerices while lying on the ground, but later when the camera rolled on to the other parts of the field, all the members were seen inclined to the ground.It was certainly a rare occasion to see bees in the cricket stadium, but it wasn’t the first time.In 2008, the third ODI between India and Australia was halted for over an hour after a swarm bees arrived in the field. Before that, same scenes were seen during a Test match between India and England at Delhi’s Ferozshah Kotla stadium.BEEEEWARE https://t.co/CuyshvsXJMCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 28, 2019Playing for pride, South Africa dished out a fine bowling effort to bowl out Sri Lanka for a modest 203 in their eight and penultimate league match of the World Cup, here Friday.On Friday, opting to bowl, South Africa bowlers produced a decent show from the ball to bundle out Sri Lanka for 203 in 49.3 overs. The Proteas picked up wickets at regular intervals after the first 10 overs to never allow the Sri Lankan middle-order settle down.advertisementDrafted into the playing eleven in place of Lungi Ngidi, pacer Dwaine Pretarius (3/25) justified his selection with a three-wicket haul while Chris Morris finished with 3 for 46.Also SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 advertisement scorecard view more view less graphs No data available! commentary Nextlast_img read more

Griezmann will connect with Messi, Suarez at Barcelona: Coach Valverde

October 25th, 2019

first_imgGriezmann will connect with Messi, Suarez at Barcelona: Coach ValverdeAntoine Griezmann. who joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid, featured in their 2-0 win over Vissel Kobe on their tour of Japan on Saturday.advertisement Reuters KobeJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 10:08 IST Antoine Griezmann will boost Barcelona’s attacking prowess in the upcoming season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSErnesto Valverde said he is excited about the trio of Griezmann, Messi and SuarezGriezmann has joined the Barcelona squad on their tour of JapanMessi and Suarez will link up with the team after its return from JapanBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is confident new signing Antoine Griezmann will have no problems linking up with strike partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez when the trio finally appear in the same team together.Griezmann, who signed from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid earlier this month, has been with the squad on Barcelona’s tour of Japan and featured in the side’s 2-0 win over Vissel Kobe on Saturday.However, following their exploits in the Copa America, Messi and Suarez have been given an extended break and will not link up with the team until they return from Japan.With 682 La Liga goals between them, Valverde is understandably excited about the attacking trident and believes Griezmann might be the missing part of the puzzle as Barcelona chase their first Champions League trophy since 2015.”It’s true that some players who are good fit in together easier,” said Valverde.”We will see the relationship socially and at the camp. We are excited for this opportunity.”We believe in balance in the team, in front or in the back, he (Griezmann) moves quick, he passes well, and finds space and this is what we were missing.”Two second-half goals from 21-year-old academy graduate Carles Perez were enough to seal the win over Kobe, who featured former Barca players Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper on Saturday.”Carles Perez scored two goals today, so it’s a good news for his potential and shows how we can bring the young guys forward,” Valverde said.Former Barca captain Iniesta, who left the club after 16 trophy-filled years last year, said it was an odd afternoon playing against former team mates such as Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.advertisement”Well, it’s a bit strange of course (to play against Barcelona),” said the 35-year-old.”You spend so long playing with the same players… it’s strange, special.”But at the start of the match you are clearly focusing on playing and trying to give a good impression.”Barcelona’s next pre-season match is against Arsenal at the Nou Camp on Aug. 7.Also Read | Diego Costa hits 4 as Atletico thrash Real Madrid 7-3 in International Champions CupAlso Read | I-League clubs not ready to hand AFC Champions League slot to ISLAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow Luis SuarezFollow Antoine GriezmannFollow BarcelonaFollow Andres Iniesta Nextlast_img read more

Nokia 7.2 leaked renders show circular camera design and waterdrop notch

October 25th, 2019

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 13:56 IST HIGHLIGHTSAlleged case renders of Nokia 7.2 show off circular camera design.Nokia 7.2 may come with triple rear camera and slim design.The phone may also feature a waterdrop notch.In the weeks leading up to HMD Global’s debut appearance at IFA 2019 in Berlin on September 5, we have been seeing a steady number of leaks surrounding some of the rumoured Nokia phones that the company plans to launch. Nokia 7.2 is expected to be one of the smartphones that will show up at HMD’s launch event at IFA. The successor to the Nokia 7.1 is widely rumoured to bring a new design language and upgraded hardware, but specific details are still a mystery. Some leaked renders this week of the alleged Nokia 7.2 have surfaced, giving us a look at its circular camera module, slim design and waterdrop notch.NokiaPowerUser received renders of Nokia 7.2 case listings found at some retail outlets. They show the purported Nokia 7.2 from the front and back. On the back, we see a Lumia-like circular camera module that houses three camera sensors and an LED flash. Just below the camera is the fingerprint sensor.Based on past rumours, the Nokia 7.2 (and possibly Nokia 6.2) will come with a 48MP main camera and a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The exact details of the cameras are unknown, but both the upcoming smartphones are widely expected to come with triple rear cameras.The renders further show a slim design language, which could either be real or simply to highlight the slimness of the case. The display shows no bezels at all, but that won’t be true. The Nokia 7.2 will come with bezels around the screen, but just how slim will the bezels be is something to be seen. As per the render, the Nokia 7.2 will sports a waterdrop notch like the recent Nokia 4.2. This will be an improvement over the Nokia 7.1 which offered a wide notch.advertisementThe Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 have passed through the FCC certification site, which revealed that both the phones are likely to sport 6.3-inch displays. One of the devices may also get a Snapdragon 660 SoC.HMD’s September 5 event at IFA 2019 will likely see the launch of the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2. The company may also launch more phones, including feature phones. We should know more about the upcoming Nokia phones in the days to come.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi 8A full design shown off in live picturesGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow androidFollow nokia Next Nokia 7.2 leaked renders show circular camera design and waterdrop notchNokia 7.2 is expected to be one of the smartphones that will show up at HMD’s launch event at IFA. The successor to the Nokia 7.1 is widely rumoured to bring a new design language and upgraded hardware.advertisementlast_img read more

Harbhajan: People will have their opinions but Virat is the best captain

October 25th, 2019

first_imgHarbhajan: People will have their opinions but Virat is the best captainWorld Cup-winning off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said Virat Kohli is among the best when it comes to captaincy in international cricket, pointing out his role in helping the team win their 1st-ever Test series in Australia earlier this year.advertisement Next Rahul Rawat New DelhiOctober 9, 2019UPDATED: October 9, 2019 19:41 IST Indian captain Virat Kohli on field (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli among the best captains going around: HarbhajanKohli will lead India in his 50th Test as captain vs South Africa in PuneHarbhajan said Rohit can make a big impact as opener for India in TestsVirat Kohli’s captaincy has earned him brickbats and accolades in equal measure. Many will present his record in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he has endured more failures than success, to substantiate his below par captaincy but in India jersey, his captaincy record is unmatched.Virat Kohli is already the most successful Indian captain with 29 wins in 49 Tests. On Thursday when Virat will walk onto the field to lead India in the Pune Test it will be his 50th Test as Indian captain. He will go past Sourav Ganguly (49) and MS Dhoni (60) will remain as the only player to have led India in more Tests than him.Despite these strong numbers, Virat has had to face some serious questions over his selections calls and some on-field decisions. But for Harbhajan Singh, Virat is the best captain in the world at the moment.”If you see Virat’s (captaincy) record, he has won more number of matches than any other (Indian) captain. There are only a few other names (international captains) who have won more Tests than him. So he must be doing something better than others,” Harbhajan told India Today.”Whether people like it or not that’s their opinion. In my opinion, he is doing a great job for India as a leader, showing how to win games not just in India but overseas too. The way he handled pressure in Australia, was remarkable. There were lot of expectations on him not just as a captain but also as a batsman, and he came out like a champion.advertisement”I hope he achieves the milestones, he has set for himself. He wants to be the best captain in the world and in my opinion he is the best,” the veteran off-spinner proclaimed.Harbhajan, who has 417 wickets to his name in 103 Tests, was also effusive in his praise for Rohit Sharma as a Test opener. Although he stopped short of calling Rohit the next Virender Sehwag of Indian cricket in Tests, he believes the Mumbai marauder can cause a similar impact that Sehwag had in his heydays.”I don’t want to compare Rohit with anyone. But yes, Virender Sehwag had the biggest impact on the opposition. If you didn’t get Sehwag out, you would find him batting on 250 or 270 by the end of day’s play.”Rohit is no less and is more than capable of scoring big in a similar fashion. Rohit has a better technique (than Sehwag) and he could be even more dangerous. With Sehwag you knew he will go after you once he was set but with Rohit, he will play those shots that you would think he is not looking to play but will still hit you far enough.”This is the best decision that the team management has taken in the recent past. I think, with Rohit opening and scoring those runs in that fashion, it is a great for Indian cricket going forward. I would like the management to continue with him for at least 8-10 games,” said Bhajji, who has seen both Sehwag and Rohit from close quarters.Meanwhile, Harbhajan insists that South Africa will find it tough to reverse the result in the Pune Test, following a 203-run defeat against India in Visakhapatnam.He said toss will play a crucial role if the Proteas are to do better in the second Test, otherwise they are in for a difficult time against a superior Indian team.”I don’t think South Africa will be able to get the result they want. India are way too strong for them. Toss also becomes very crucial. If you see the Vizag Test, there wasn’t much for the bowlers on the first two days. So, South Africa will have to win the toss, bat well to post something around 450 and then bowl well. But unfortunately, I don’t think South Africa have the bowlers to trouble this Indian batting.”It should be 3-0 (series win in favour of India) but will also depend on the surface. Last game at Pune, we saw a rank turner. But keeping surface aside, India should sweep South Africa 3-0,” Harbhajan said.Also Read | Pune Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match: Will bad weather play spoilsport?Also 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 Virat KohliFollow Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

Rakul Preet in sports bra and gym tights nails difficult yoga asana. Can you do this pose?

October 25th, 2019

Feel Good Friday: Kiehl’s Must Be Watching Portlandia

October 24th, 2019

first_img Nothing New Turns Old Plastic Into Stylish, Sustainable Sneakers Editors’ Recommendations 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn A Quick Overview of the Sustainable Adidas Outdoor and Five Ten Line Essentials The Taylor Stitch Restitch Collection Makes Your Old Gear New Again Recycling is a pretty simple concept, but anyone who’s seen that recycling episode of Portlandia knows, it’s a teeny more complicated than it probably should be. Your call on exactly why that is but Kiehl’s has honed in on one possible reason—a lack of standardized labeling throughout the country. They’ve been partnering with a non profit called Recycle Across America for a few years to push for uniform labeling of recycling starting with American public schools. On the occasion of April’s Earth day, they’ve launched some limited edition packaging for their Ultra Face Cream featuring the designs of Alanis Morissette and Zachary Quinto and are donating $50,000 of the proceeds to Recycle Across America. The cream is lightweight and formulated to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. A good product for anyone really, but we’re gonna go ahead and say this is actually a great idea for a feel good Mother’s Day gift, which is just around the calendrical corner.And while you’re shopping at Kiehl’s, you might want to take note of their ongoing bottle recycling initiative. Bring your empty Kiehl’s bottle back to one of their stores and they’ll give you a card with a stamp on it, which can later be cashed in for free stuff.Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Limited Edition ($46.50 / 4.2 oz) at kiehls.com GoLite Makes Performance Apparel from Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic last_img read more

5 Reasons Why Every Man Needs a Blue Blazer

October 24th, 2019

first_img What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Blue is the new Black – Blue is traditionally the color of trust, honesty and loyalty. The color has direction and provides an aura of calmness to the most stressful situations. It is no wonder that the mere thought of a bright blue cloudless sky evokes feelings of peace and freedom. In today’s chaotic world, it seems that we can all do with a little more blue. You can both wear it and drink it – Not to be outdone by its better known sibling, the Manhattan, the Blue Blazer gives whisky lovers a good reason to look forward to cool fall weather. As described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 best seller, How to Mix Drinks, the Blue Blazer was known as the world’s first flaming cocktail. Could there be a better way to usher in the fall season than turning your favorite Scotch into a “blazing stream of liquid fire”? 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Handcrafted in New England– It is not enough to be Made in America, but woven in Connecticut’s very own American Woolen Company and handcrafted in Brooklyn this blue blazer screams authentic American heritage. As the domestic maker movement gets more sophisticated, watch for the locally produced apparel and footwear brands that put craftsmanship back into the craft.center_img Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Every dude needs an APJ (All Purpose Jacket). Period. We don’t care if you never dress up; you should, and a blue blazer can be like a second skin. We promise you will stand taller once you button that middle blazer button and give yourself a good look in the mirror.At last season’s New York Fashion Week: Men’s, we met Jacob Harrison Long. We talked for so long that we missed some shows. Hearing all about American Woolen Company and how he has brought it back appealed more to us than most of what we saw the entire week.We asked Jacob to give us a little background on this iconic brand and, more importantly, his five reasons on why we all need a blue blazer from his brand:Although you may not be familiar with the American Woolen Company name, in the early part of the 20th century, it was a household name. Employing over 41,000epople, the Company’s 58 wool mills dotted the northeast landscape and provided 20 percent of all wool apparel fabrics. As a sign of its prominence, it hired famed architect Robert Henderson Robertson to build its New York headquarters. Completed in 1909 at 221-227 Fourth Avenue (in the 1960s, the address was changed to 225 Park Avenue South), the American Woolen Company building is still a New York architectural landmark.In 2013, serial entrepreneur Jacob Harrison Long saw an opportunity to reintroduce the craft of fine worsted cloth manufacturing in America through the rebirth of American Woolen Company. After purchasing the American Woolen trademark, Long assembled a team of industry veterans, purchased the famed Warren Mill from Italian luxury goods manufacturer Loro Piana, and set his sights on reinvigorating America’s moribund apparel textile industry.Today, American Woolen Company is a Stafford Springs, Connecticut, designer and manufacturer of fine worsted and luxurious woolen fabrics, as well as an exclusive line of suiting and jacketing. As America’s only vertical worsted/woolen textile mill, American Woolen is dedicated to preserving the art and craft of quality textile manufacturing in America. A purveyor of fine fabrics to select retailers including J.Crew, Hickey Freeman and Bonobos, American Woolen’s fabrics tell the American story.We caught up with Jacob to hear why every American gent needs a classic blue blazer:A classic blue blazer is the most versatile piece in a man’s wardrobe– While Americans cannot take credit for inventing the blazer, we can take credit for popularizing it, particularly among college men between the World Wars. The quintessential blue blazer works for any occasion that calls for a smart-casual or elevated look. The go-to item in a man’s wardrobe, if you only have one blazer, this should be the one.Wool is the miracle fiber– It has been known through the ages that wool is the planet’s most versatile fiber. Not only is the fiber soft and luxurious, it is both durable and comfortable, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Spun into a yarn that is woven into a fabric, wool also resists wrinkling and possesses natural stain resistant qualities. In today’s synthetic world, it is nice that certain things are better left to mother nature.last_img read more

CLAE X JackThreads Release Wool Capsule Collection

October 24th, 2019

first_img 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Editors’ Recommendations Allbirds and Just Water Collaborate on Sneakers to Save the Amazon Rainforest 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Southern California based footwear brand CLAE has teamed with fashion e-commerce site JackThreads for their CLAE x JackThreads Wool Capsule Collection.The capsule features two new limited edition creations that were designed by Michael Vincent, JackThreads Head of Footwear. Released November 8, the collection was inspired by the juxtaposition of winter, where a wide variety of patterns must match the aesthetics and comforts of the season. The answer? Wool.Wool is arguably the hottest winter shoe trend on the market, as everyone from Nike, adidas, and Allbirds among others, have been pushing out wool sneakers. And it’s for good reason. Wool is lightweight and airy, yet highly insulated, and dries much faster than other synthetic shoe materials. So, whether you’re flooded with rain or inside next to the fireplace, these shoes will keep you at a happy medium.We’ve got the 411 on these everyday-formal hybrid shoes that are a perfect fit into your winter wardrobe.Stayhorn Mid ($110)Vincent flipped CLAE’s classic Bradley on its head and reimagined the silhouette, making the new Strayhorn Mid. These wool sneaks are an exclusive hybrid with a chukka upper and sneaker bottom. It’s durable material meets the ubiquitous need to stay warm against the dropping temperatures outside, while also stepping up your shoe game for the holiday season. It can be hard to find an everyday shoe for the winter considering the endured elements. The Strayhdorn Mid lets you walk your path without any skepticism.Bradley ($130)The reconfigured CLAE’s classic Bradley court shoe looks like it was built out of a New Year’s Eve tuxedo with its snazzy black and white color scheme. This pair is braised with patent leather hits on the toe and heel counter, giving the shoe a clean, simple, yet sophisticated look that stands out more than your average black and white sneaker.Both styles are available exclusively on JackThreads right now. Other warm wool options from the CLAE brand outside of the capsule include the newly relaunched Russell, low-top Ellington and court shoe Bradley.last_img read more

Archipod is the Ultimate Man Cave (Or Should We Say Man Pod?)

October 24th, 2019

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Manned Flying Car Races Are Coming in 2020 Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man Escape the living room in this Star Trek-meets-Castaway hideout. Designed in the United Kingdom and built in Maine, Archipod (pronounced “ar-ke-pod”), is changing the shape of the traditional man cave, home office, or guest room through pod-ifying.Yes, there’s something beautifully rebellious about the way Archipod and its designers at Podzook have thrown conventional walls to the wayside. For a better look, open the top hinged gull-wing door to enter this sperical space and close yourself away from the rest of the world (weatherproof seal included).Initially, the Archipod was created to solve the problem of commuter culture and increase the ease of working from home. Anyone who’s worked from the comfort of their casa knows it can be difficult to stay focused with the remote and fridge within reach. By providing a secluded workspace in the backyard, Archipod offers much-needed separation between “work time” and “family/home time.”Archipod/FacebookAlthough designed for work, we can think of other reasons to escape for some time alone to re-center and rejuvenate (like watching the game). Conveniently, these pods can also be used as an aforementioned man cave (just because you go into the office Monday-Friday doesn’t mean you don’t need your own pod), playroom, studio, meditation or quiet room, outside dining room, or guest bedroom.Archipods come with a big price tag, but it’s well worth the $20,000-$40,000 investment because these pods have the potential to save on commuting time and costs, reduce road congestion, and lower the cost of home heating bills — not to mention get your visiting mother-in-law off the couch and into her own space. In fact, the modern yet warm aesthetic of the Archipod may have you offering up your bed for the comfort of the other-worldly dome, which literally feels like you’re floating calmly through outer space.Archipod/FacebookBecause of its range of uses, all Archipods are built to order and can be tailored to suit your requirements. Typically they include a curved plywood structure with encapsulated fiberglass insulation, plasterboard finish on a high-performance foil insulation and vapor barrier, and decorative external cladding in Western Red Cedar shingles, available treated or untreated.Inside the pod, a circular roof porthole window lets in natural light from above, which makes all the difference inside the otherwise window-less bunker. You can accessorize the interior with an ergonomic semicircular desk, drawer units, shelves, and seating by special request (although we might ask for a TV, couch, and mini fridge, and call it a day).“Flooring is generally not included,” says the Archipod designers, but “we can provide fitted carpet or carpet tiles if required.” So fluffy carpet it is! Concrete foundation blocks are also included.As for connecting, Archipod is wired with dimmable spotlights, power outlets, an electric panel heater, and a data outlet for phone lines.last_img read more

Shades of Cool: A Guide to the Best Winter Sunglasses for Men

October 24th, 2019

first_img How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Editors’ Recommendations We often think about (and shop for) stylish sunglasses when the sun is high in the sky during the warm spring and summer months. But there’s a catch: Your eyes still need protection from the sun, even when winter comes calling. Factor in a bright day with a ton of reflective snow, and you could be looking at more sunlight on a winter day than in the summer.  Keeping your eyes healthy is as crucial in summer as it is in the colder months. So protect your eyes before you embark on winter adventures with one of these pairs of great winter sunglasses below. And beside the eye protection-factor, your winter wardrobe could use some eye-catching accessories anyway, even if you’re bundled up to your neck. The Best Winter Sunglasses for MenRAEN Wiley Sunglasses – $170When you think about the best winter sunglasses, you might be tempted to think of eyewear that’s purely functional, not stylish. Fear not, though. RAEN brings some serious style to your cold-weather eyewear, with a pair that you can keep on wearing into spring. Better yet, if you pick ‘em up via Modern Anthology, you can snag some winter shirting or decor, too.Shop NowNike Vision KD Flicker Sunglasses – $144While very few of us — well, just one man, to be exact — are blessed with the on-court ability of Kevin Durant, you can channel a bit of his style with a pair of surprisingly stylish shades inspired by the man himself.Shop NowOakley Two Face Sunglasses – $97Oakley is another brand more commonly known for seriously sporty styles of sunglasses (say that five times fast) … and yet, the Two Face Sunglasses are as fitting off the slopes as they are on the mountain. Priced at $100, we can get behind these durable shades.Shop NowLe Specs Weekend Riot Sunglasses – $69Functionality and affordability are the name of the game with these durable rubber sunglasses, able to withstand early morning coffee runs in the snow with ease. These are a surprisingly tough and rugged pair of shades to shield your face this winter. They channel a bit of classic alpine style, meaning they’re fit to wear with tailored black alpine trousers, black hiking boots and a navy turtleneck — a la James Bond, of course. Shop NowGoodr Running Sunglasses – $25We applaud Goodr for creating a pair of winter-ready sunglasses that won’t slip or bounce. This pair won’t won’t break the bank, either. That’s saying the very least; these are the best steal on this list of the best winter sunglasses, far and away. Shop NowFor more outdoor winter gear, tech, and style, check out all the best stuff from this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking Aboutlast_img read more

Don’t Rent To Scammers

October 24th, 2019

first_imgHead of the Area 3 Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Derrick Cochrane, is cautioning persons in Manchester and St. Elizabeth, to exercise caution when renting premises. He said that lotto scammers are on the run from their regular bases and seeking to hide in unsuspecting locations. “What we find manifesting is the migrating nature of criminals…as we put pressures on the criminals in one part of the island, they migrate to other parts and we have seen manifestation of this pattern in parts of Manchester and St. Elizabeth, where criminals are trying to escape the long arm of the law,” he said at a recent town hall meeting held at the Alpart Sports Club in Nain, St. Elizabeth. “I want to make an appeal to residents, who are involved in the rental of premises, to do their due diligence. Make sure that they know the persons, who they are renting their premises to, because for the lotto scammers, the ability to pay is no problem. Prospective landlords should not be blinded by the money that these persons can pay,” Mr. Cochrane stated. He advised homeowners, who doubt the character of the persons they intend to rent to, to contact the police to conduct background checks. “If they rent them (scammers) their premises, and allow them to settle in peace and quiet away from the long arm of the law, you are by default, allowing these dastardly deeds of these lotto scammers, who are swindling persons of tremendous sums, and causing pains and suffering. Homeowners, be careful, be very wary of who you are renting your places to. Please do your due diligence,” ACP Cochrane said.last_img read more

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October 24th, 2019

first_imgThe Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing will be undertaking a major infrastructure project in the amount of US$353 million. The project, announced by Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, in his Throne Speech to open the 2013/14 Parliamentary Year on Thursday, April 4, is among several initiatives that the Government will be pursuing as it focuses on growing the economy in the new financial year. While not providing details of the undertaking, the Governor General said it is being routed through the formal Budget process as a Capital B project. Of the total US$353 million investment, US$300 million was secured from the China EX-IM Bank on a concessionary basis and the rest will be provided by the Government of Jamaica. Other areas of focus in pursuit of the growth agenda, include further work on the North/South Highway; the Kingston Container Terminal; the Logistics Hub; diversification of the tourism markets; expansion of hotel room capacity and the creation of Agro-Parks. The Governor General said work has restarted on the Mount Rosser By-pass in St. Catherine and will be completed during this fiscal year. He said that once all the regulatory approvals have been given, work will begin on the Caymanas to Linstead and Moneague to Ocho Rios segments of the North/South Highway. “The Government is anticipating that work on both these legs will start during this fiscal year. In the medium-term, this project is expected to generate some $26 billion in nominal GDP (gross domestic product),” he stated. The Governor General also announced that work is proceeding on the privatisation of the Kingston Container Terminal. He noted that the Enterprise Team, which has been established to guide the privatisation process, has been given the target of completing the exercise during this fiscal year, in order to allow the concessionaire ample time to initiate preparations for the opening of the widened and modernised Panama Canal. “Technical work is also proceeding apace on the development of the Fort Augusta Container Terminal, the dredging of the Kingston Access Channel, and the Logistics Hub,” he announced. In the meantime, the Governor General revealed that four of Government’s eight Agro Parks will commence production this year. The agro parks are part of the Government’s strategy to boost agricultural production and productivity over the medium-term. “Special emphasis will be placed on non-traditional crops and the increased use of local produce through domestic consumption, the hotel sector and the School Feeding Programme,” he stated. With regards to the tourism sector, the Governor General said Government’s diversification of tourism markets is already yielding new airlifts and greater access to European and Latin American markets. He informed that greater ease of travel to Jamaica has also been facilitated through modified visa regimes between Jamaica and several countries including Panama, Russia, Colombia, Venezuela, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Ukraine. “These new visa arrangements will enable Jamaica to pursue increased visitor arrivals from these markets,” he said.last_img read more

HIGH ALERT – MISSING: Oresha Robb

October 24th, 2019

first_img She is of dark complexion, medium build and about 134 centimetres (4 feet 5 inches) tall. THE JAMAICA CONSTABULARY FORCECONSTABULARY COMMUNICATION NETWORKNEWS RELEASEHIGH ALERT ACTIVATED FOR MISSING GIRL 11-year-old Oresha Robb of Comfort Hall, St. James, has been missing since Thursday, August 22. Story Highlightscenter_img Oresha RobbA High Alert has been activated for 11-year-old Oresha Robb of Comfort Hall, St. James, who has been missing since Thursday, August 22.She is of dark complexion, medium build and about 134 centimetres (4 feet 5 inches) tall.Reports received from the Anchovy Police are that about 9:30 a.m., Oresha was last seen at home dressed in an orange blouse, blue jeans pants and a pair of black slippers. She has not been seen or heard from since.Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Oresha Robb is being asked to contact the Anchovy Police at 956-4100, the Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station Oresha was last seen at home dressed in an orange blouse, blue jeans pants and a pair of black slipperslast_img read more

Services in Child Protection Sector Being Streamlined

October 24th, 2019

first_img The software interface system will also facilitate real-time information-sharing among key child-protection agencies, including the family and children’s courts; the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR); the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA); the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Story Highlights The software will enable users to digitally track, update and evaluate client information. The Government is streamlining services within the child protection sector with the launch of the Child Case Management System (CCMS), incorporating the Social and Health Management (SOHEMA) software. The Government is streamlining services within the child protection sector with the launch of the Child Case Management System (CCMS), incorporating the Social and Health Management (SOHEMA) software.Developed by Canadian software development company, Avocette, the software allows child-protection officers to upload and track cases of children who are registered in the child-protection system.The software will enable users to digitally track, update and evaluate client information.The software interface system will also facilitate real-time information-sharing among key child-protection agencies, including the family and children’s courts; the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR); the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA); the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, who brought greetings at the launch held on August 16 at the CDA’s downtown Kingston headquarters, said the software will greatly enhance the CDA’s ability to track the needs of each child in the system and effectively monitor and manage cases.“Part of our role and responsibility as a Government is to formulate a child protection sector that is effective and efficient, especially considering we are dealing with the most vulnerable members of our population,” Mr. Green said.“To put it in context, we get about 13,000 child-abuse reports each year. That means we are treating with about 1,200 reports of child-abuse cases each month. Can you then imagine the difficulty our childcare officers had when all these cases were paper and files and were passed around to ensure that the work was being done. This will help us to rid ourselves of that system and the inefficiency that is inherent in that kind of (paper-based) system,” he added.Meanwhile, Acting Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Rebecca Robinson, said the agency remains committed to working with the Jamaican Government to improve the outcomes of youth in State care.“Technology presents effective tools at our fingertips which can ease the process of enormous amounts of data that organisations such as the child-protection agencies are expected to maintain. We hope that the system will bolster the capacity of the CDA to respond to the needs of the wards of the State right from the time that they enter the child-protection system up until they exit care,” she said.For her part, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CDA, Rosalee Gage-Grey, noted that 150 CDA staff members have, so far, been trained in the use of the software, and expressed her enthusiasm for the use of technology-based solutions to advance the work of the child protection sector.“We are excited to be able to reveal a product that will enable our officers to efficiently track clients and cases, so that our officers will dedicate their time to serving our children,” she said.The SOHEMA Child Case Management System is developed and implemented under the USAID’s ‘Transitional Living Programme for Children in State Care’ project. The agency provided $16.4 million in funding for the development of the system.last_img read more

PCJ and OUR Sign MOU to Stage First Natural Gas Conference

October 24th, 2019

first_img Slated for October 4-6 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, the conference is aimed at exploring the economic, commercial, legal and regulatory implications of the development of the local natural gas industry. Story Highlights The conference, which is being held under the theme ‘New Horizons: The Development of a Natural Gas Sector in Jamaica – Prospects and Challenges’, will have more than 20 presenters. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been inked by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) establishing a partnership to host Jamaica’s first natural gas conference. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been inked by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) establishing a partnership to host Jamaica’s first natural gas conference.Slated for October 4-6 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, the conference is aimed at exploring the economic, commercial, legal and regulatory implications of the development of the local natural gas industry.Addressing the official MOU signing at the PCJ in New Kingston on August 22, Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, said Jamaica stands to gain a great deal from the uses of liquefied natural gas (LNG), “particularly as it relates to the electricity sector”.“When we look at the facility out at Bogue (St. James) where LNG is providing electricity at under US13 cents per kWh, and looking at the facility that is expected to come on stream at Jamalco, with the price of electricity coming in even lower at around US11 cents per kWh or so, speaks to the potential of getting even lower prices for electricity,” he said.Dr. Wheatley added that if more LNG is used, a reduction in the cost of electricity will be achieved.The Minister argued that the effects of the reduction in the cost of energy will not only be felt by consumers but also by manufacturers, who will be able to boost their production.Dr. Wheatley said the Government is committed to diversifying Jamaica’s energy source so that “no one fuel source contributes more than 42 per cent”, which will result in a “secure buildout of the energy infrastructure”.Endorsing the MOU and, by extension, the conference, Dr. Wheatley urged the PCJ and the OUR to extend invitations to other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to participate, in order to appreciate the benefits of LNG.Meanwhile, Deputy Director General of the OUR, Hopeton Heron, informed that the country’s National Energy Policy of 2009-2030 speaks to Jamaica having a secured, diversified and sufficient supply of energy, which will, in turn, support long-term economic and social development as well as environmental sustainability.“This requires, among other things, a national energy-diversification programme, the development of a framework for the introduction of alternative fuels such as natural gas, renewable energy resources and the construction of energy-efficient generating facilities to meet increasing demand,” he said.Mr. Heron noted that natural gas is poised to become the dominant fuel for the generation of electricity in Jamaica.For his part, Group General Manager of PCJ, Winston Watson, said it is the role of the PCJ to integrate LNG into the energy sector.He said the reason for the conference is to get “the general population aware and to understand what LNG is about, so that they can benefit from its use”.Mr. Watson called for more sponsors to collaborate with the PCJ and the OUR to stage the conference.The conference, which is being held under the theme ‘New Horizons: The Development of a Natural Gas Sector in Jamaica – Prospects and Challenges’, will have more than 20 presenters.They include newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Emanuel DaRosa; CEO of New Fortress Energy, Wesley Edens; and President of the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, Curtis Mohammed.Participants are expected to gain a better understanding of the opportunities, changes and benefits that should result from the introduction of natural gas into Jamaica’s energy mix.last_img read more

Project to Improve Animation Skills in Youth

October 24th, 2019

first_img The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has been allocated just over $1 billion to continue the roll-out of the Youth Employment in Digital and Creative Industries Project this year.As outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure that were tabled in the House of Representatives on February 15, the project is designed to build the capacity and enhance the skills of Jamaica’s youth to improve their employability in the digital and animation industries.This will be done by providing animation training for individuals and capacity building for institutions delivering training; developing an Animation Policy for Jamaica; providing business development support to existing and potential businesses in the local industry; and providing training, apprenticeship and job opportunities in the digitisation of government records for unattached youth, aged 18 to 24.Additionally, the project aims to support science, technology and innovation, as also institutional capacity building for project management.Targets under the project, which spans September 2014 to August 2019, were revised following the initiative’s restructuring in November 2017.These included training 400 youth in 2D and 270 in 3D animation; training 5,000 youth (50 per cent female) in the digitisation of government records, and another 3,000 in science technology innovation; training 250 youth how to access global work online; and refurbishing 12 community/youth centres to facilitate digitisation training/work.Achievements up to December 2017 included establishment of a business entity – Technology Hub – in tandem with LIME/Flow and the Jamaica National Group and registering it as a limited liability company; training 158 persons in specialised aspects of 3D animation; procuring 558 3D animation software licences for six training institutions; and hosting the 2016 KingstOOn animation festival, which was attended by 1,300 participants from 93 countries.Targets for 2018/19 include developing a Strategic Plan and Policy note for the proposed Animation Policy; procuring hardware and software for seven training institutions; training 100 unattached youth in accessing global online work; implementing training/apprenticeship in digitisation of records for 3,000 unattached youth; refurbishing six community/youth centres; undertaking stakeholder consultations for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy development; and hosting KingstOOn 2018.The project is jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica and the World Bank. This will be done by providing animation training for individuals and capacity building for institutions delivering training; developing an Animation Policy for Jamaica; providing business development support to existing and potential businesses in the local industry; and providing training, apprenticeship and job opportunities in the digitisation of government records for unattached youth, aged 18 to 24. Story Highlights The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has been allocated just over $1 billion to continue the roll-out of the Youth Employment in Digital and Creative Industries Project this year. Additionally, the project aims to support science, technology and innovation, as also institutional capacity building for project management.last_img read more

Growth Council to Assume New Roles

October 24th, 2019

first_img The Prime Minister made the announcement during his 2018/19 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (March 20) under the theme ‘Prosperity in Action’. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Economic Growth Council (EGC) is assuming new roles, having achieved the objectives it was initially established to pursue. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Economic Growth Council (EGC) is assuming new roles, having achieved the objectives it was initially established to pursue.These new engagements, he said, include monitoring the Government’s performance in relation to specific growth-related policies and its members serving as investment ambassadors.The Prime Minister made the announcement during his 2018/19 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (March 20) under the theme ‘Prosperity in Action’.Mr. Holness said the EGC’s monitoring role will be similar to the Economic Programme Oversight Committee’s (EPOC), which, he pointed out, was established as an independent oversight stakeholder body to ensure that the Government maintains fiscal responsibility and discipline.“The EGC will now take on its monitoring role to see to it that the Government is executing the growth policies that we agreed to in the document that they prepared and sent to us,” he pointed out.Mr. Holness said the document, which was drafted following the EGC’s wide-ranging stakeholder consultations in the wake of its establishment in 2016, “creates a road map of growth strategies and policies that the Government should pursue”.“So you will begin to see… that new responsibility… being rolled out, giving regular updates to the country about the Government’s performance,” he informed.The Prime Minister advised that in relation to their proposed roles as investment ambassadors, members are working in their private capacities to attract investors to Jamaica, adding that more comprehensive details will be provided in due course.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness is defending the EGC’s establishment and work.He said the Council was conceived to, among other things, assist in transitioning economic growth from the “periphery of the political economy to the centre”, noting that this objective has been met.“They have completed that task that they (were) given, in terms of making growth a buzz word and getting the average (person) excited about the prospects and possibilities of growth and talking, now, about (how) the economy must grow instead of talking about poverty and austerity,” Mr. Holness said. Mr. Holness said the EGC’s monitoring role will be similar to the Economic Programme Oversight Committee’s (EPOC), which, he pointed out, was established as an independent oversight stakeholder body to ensure that the Government maintains fiscal responsibility and discipline.last_img read more

Grange celebrates with ISSA Netball Champions Gaynstead High School

October 24th, 2019

Security Minister Wants Urgent Treatment for Injured Police Officers

October 24th, 2019

first_img “There is a need to ensure that healthcare for police officers is in a well-defined framework, which ensures that officers, especially those on duty, are all treated expeditiously and without question,” Dr. Chang said. “I have indicated to the Minister (Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton), that if there is need for the use of medical equipment, such as pins, plates and others, treatment should be allowed to move as quickly as possible. If we have to pay the bill, it must be sent to the Ministry (of National Security) until we sort out the medical insurance,” he added.Dr. Chang said that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) place their lives in danger daily, and as such they should not be questioned or made to wait for long periods when they are injured on duty and visit the hospital.Meanwhile, the Minister also assured police officers that the Government is committed to improving the environment in which they operate, as well as changing negative narratives about members of the force.“We clearly have some courageous and competent officers that when given the facilities they will take the risks to defend the citizens of this country and provide a safe environment, but the narrative out there is that you (the officers) do not act when you see gunmen; you are afraid, that is what is out there,” Dr. Chang said.“Part of the Government’s responsibility is to assist in changing that narrative and at the same time, do things to put the force in a stronger position to get its job done,” he added. Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Ministry of Health and Wellness is being lobbied to establish protocol in the nation’s hospitals, to ensure that police officers who are injured on duty are given priority attention.The Minister was addressing the Jamaica Police Federation’s 76th Annual Joint Central Conference, which was held at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on May 29.“There is a need to ensure that healthcare for police officers is in a well-defined framework, which ensures that officers, especially those on duty, are all treated expeditiously and without question,” Dr. Chang said.Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, addresses police officers during the Jamaica Police Federation’s 76th Annual Joint Central Conference, which was held at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on May 29. Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Ministry of Health and Wellness is being lobbied to establish protocol in the nation’s hospitals, to ensure that police officers who are injured on duty are given priority attention.center_img Story Highlights The Minister was addressing the Jamaica Police Federation’s 76th Annual Joint Central Conference, which was held at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on May 29.last_img read more

Diana Shipping to Purchase Capesize Dry Bulk Vessel

October 24th, 2019

first_imgDiana Shipping, October 8, 2013 zoom Diana Shipping Inc. announced that yesterday it signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase from an unaffiliated third party the m/v “JK Pioneer”, a 2013 built Capesize dry bulk vessel of 179,134 dwt, for a price of US$52,000,000. The vessel, to be renamed “P. S. Palios”, is expected to be delivered to the buyer in mid-November 2013.The vessel is currently chartered to Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG, Luebeck, Germany, at a gross charter rate of US$11,500 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties. Based on the existing charterparty, the charterer has the option to redeliver the vessel at any time before, but not later than March 30, 2014.Excluding the newly acquired vessel, as well as a Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel expected to be delivered to the Company on October 10, 2013, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet currently consists of 34 dry bulk vessels (2 Newcastlemax, 9 Capesize, 3 Post-Panamax, 2 Kamsarmax and 18 Panamax). In addition, the Company also expects to take delivery of 2 new-building Ice Class Panamax dry bulk vessels between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, and 2 new-building Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels during the second quarter of 2016. As of today, the combined carrying capacity of our fleet, excluding the six vessels not yet delivered, is approximately 3.8 million dwt with a weighted average age of 6.7 years. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more