The Indian Navy has invited job applications from unmarried male candidates for the post of Sailor under sports quota (02/2014 batch) in various disciplines. Interested and eligible candidates have to send their applications by April 30, 2014.The candidates will initially be recruited for 15 years, subject to successful completion of the training.Vacancy details:1. SailorStipend: Rs 5,700 per month (during training period)Pay Scale: Pay band of Rs 5,200-20,200 with grade pay of Rs 2,000 + MSP of Rs 2,000 + DA (on completion of training)a. Direct Entry Petty OfficerThe age of the candidate should be between 17 years and 22 years.Educational qualification: The candidate should have passed his class 12 examination or equivalent examination in any stream.Sports qualification: The candidate should have participated at international/national/state level team games at junior/senior level or represented a university in Inter-University tournament or he should have attained minimum 6th position in Senior National / 3rd position in Junior National / 3rd position in Inter-University meets in individual events.b. Senior Secondary Recruitment (SSR)The age of the candidate should be between 17 years and 21 years.Educational qualification: The candidate should have passed his class 12 examination or equivalent examination in any stream.Sports qualification: The candidate should have participated at international/national/state level at junior/senior level or he must have represented a university in an Inter-University tournament.c. Matric Recruits (MR)The age of the candidate should be between 17 years and 21 years.Educational qualification: The candidate should have passed his class 10 examination or equivalent examination.Sports qualification: The candidate should have participated at international/national/state level tournaments.(Selected candidates will be enrolled as Cooks/Stewards)advertisementd. Non Matric Recruits (NMR)The age of the candidate should be between 17 years and 21 years.Educational qualification: The candidate should have passed his class 6 examination or equivalent examination.Sports qualification: The candidate should have participated at international/national/state level tournaments.(Selected candidates will be enrolled as Sanitary Hygienist)Selection procedure: The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the trials and the prescribed medical examination to be conducted at INS Hamla, Mumbai.How to apply: Interested and eligible candidates can obtain the application forms from the official website: http://www.nausena-bharti.nic.in/sailor_entry.phpThey need to send their applications along with a recent colour passport size photograph (with blue background) with their name and signature on the reverse side by ordinary post to: The Secretary, Indian Navy Sports Control Board, 7th Floor, Chankya Bhavan, Integrated Headquarters, MoD (NAVY), New Delhi- 110021.The envelope (brown) containing the application should be superscribed with: The type of entry, sports discipline with achievements.Note: Each candidate is required to send only one application.Important dates:Last date for receipt of applications at the office: April 30, 2014May 7, 2014 (for candidates from the states of North-East, Sikkim, J&K, Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep and Minicoy Island)
Last year Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini had to swim for her life when her boat broke down as she tried to reach Europe; this month the teenager will be swimming in the Rio Olympics. (Latest Rio Olympics stories)Yusra, who is a member of the first ever Olympic refugee team, told how she and her sister Sara feared they might drown after their overloaded dinghy started taking in water as they crossed the Mediterranean to Greece.Along with another refugee they jumped in the sea and pulled the boat for three hours through the water, saving the lives of 19 others.”When I was in the water there was fear. You don’t know whether you are going to live or die,” the 18-year-old said in a video interview published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).Mardini, who will compete in the 100-metre freestyle, is among 10 athletes in the refugee team which will march behind the Olympic flag at Friday’s opening ceremony in Brazil.”When I was swimming for my life, I never would have believed I would be where I am now,” the IOM quoted her as saying.For the 1st time, #TeamRefugees is competing at the #Rio2016 Olympics: https://t.co/7st2hQy9T9via @Geneve_int pic.twitter.com/i0tv6xhr1V UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) August 2, 2016The two sisters, who now live in Germany, left their home in Syria’s war-battered capital Damascus a year ago and headed to Turkey.One evening they boarded a dinghy on the Turkish coast along with 20 others – around three times as many people as it was designed to carry.advertisement”Before you go on the boat, people tell you that you are going to die,” Sara told IOM in an interview published on Monday.”So the first thing you think about when you get on that boat is death. You don’t think of anything else.”Hundreds have died crossing the Mediterranean from Turkey as they tried to reach Europe after fleeing conflicts and political turmoil in the Middle East and elsewhere.COLD AND EXHAUSTEDSara, also a swimmer, said she told her sister that if their boat capsized during the journey they should just try to save themselves as it would be impossible to help everyone else.But when the engine stopped and the boat started deflating she realised she could not let the others drown.”We needed to have less weight on the boat and nobody else besides us could swim … When I first got into the water my whole body was shaking like it does just before competition,” she said.”At that very moment I felt that life was bigger than me alone. All the people on that boat were part of me.”I thought it was my duty to jump in the water … if I (had left) them I would feel bad with myself for the rest of my life.”She described how her father’s friend cut off her trouser legs in the sea to stop her clothing weighing her down.After two hours she was battling exhaustion and knew she risked falling asleep and drowning.”It was getting dark and cold, the wind was blowing and I was freezing. I could not open my eyes any more, they were full of salt water,” she said.They eventually arrived on one of the Greek islands in the middle of the night.Her sister Yusra says she hopes her story will inspire others.”Now we are training really hard,” she said. “I think about making my parents proud and everyone who supported me.”The teenager has three dreams. “I hope that they will open the borders for refugees, and I hope to get a medal in the Olympics, and that my home town is in peace again.”
Eredivisie VIDEO: El Tri star Hirving Lozano taken out by PEC goalkeeper Goal 08:42 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Soccrates Images Eredivisie PSV v PEC Zwolle PEC Zwolle PSV Mexico Videos The Mexican forward was in behind the defense and looked sure to score until a violent tackle cut his run short Hirving “Chucky” Lozano and PSV continued their run toward an Eredivisie title on Sunday with another dominant performance, but got a helping hand in their 4-0 stomping of PEC Zwolle in the form a red card to Mickey van der Hart. The Mexico star used his impressive pace to break open a backline that had, to that point, held firm against the Eredivisie’s top team and was in clear on goal before the goalkeeper’s brutal tackle put a stop to the move. Van der Hart was shown his marching orders for the tackle, and in the process helped open the floodgates for PSV. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Luuk de Jong scored a few minutes later to send the home side to the break with a 1-0 lead, and had added two more to his and the team’s tally by the 72nd minute. Joshua Brenet added a fourth to complete the rout in the 78th. The win left PSV 10 points clear at the top of the table, though Ajax can close the gap to seven with a win over NAC on Sunday. While the foul ultimately helped out the league leaders, Lozano has cause to be more than a bit upset. The 22-year-old is tied atop the Eredivisie scoring charts and was in with a golden chance to take the lead. Straight red!PEC Zwolle goalkeeper Mickey van der Hart was sent off after he wiped out PSV star Hirving Lozano. pic.twitter.com/JZmXzlue2J— Goal (@goal) February 3, 2018Despite the rough play, the El Tri winger finished out the match, which will come as bit of relief to fans of both PSV and Mexico. You can watch the challenge in the video above.
Want to add new donors and more donations to your fundraising results this year?One of the best ways to expand your reach and attract new supporters is by tapping into the networks of your existing supporters with a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Here’s why: people are more likely to give when asked by a friend or family member, and thanks to the multiplier effect, these supporter-fundraisers will increase their lifetime value to your organization by giving and bringing new donations to your cause.So, how do you do it? How do you inspire donors to create personalized fundraising campaigns and raise money on your behalf? Here are 11 tips for turning donors into fundraisers.Make it easy.First and foremost, you must make setting up a peer fundraising page and asking friends to donate dead simple to do. The same rules apply for getting donors to give as they do for getting supporters to ask their networks to give to your cause. The easier it is to do, the more likely they will be to do it. Focus on removing any roadblocks for your supporters-turned-fundraisers.Offer portable outreach. Arm your supporters with pre-written emails and social media posts. Provide grab-and-go templates so your advocates can focus on reaching out to their friends.Be clear. Make sure you are clear on what you’re asking your supporters to do when you recruit them to be fundraisers. Make your instructions short and simple. If there are too many steps or complex requests, they’ll get confused and give up. Simplify their part of the process as much as possible, and if you can do some of the steps for them, even better.Be realistic. You want your goals to be exciting and motivating, but requests don’t feel do-able will just turn potential fundraisers off. Make your ask feel possible so your supporters can see they can succeed and make an impact for your work. If possible, share other fundraisers’ good results to illustrate that a successful campaign is achievable.Have the right tools. Having the right software in place makes these types of social fundraising campaigns a lot easier for you, and your fundraisers. Focus on tools that empower supporters, offer built-in sharing options, and make your fundraisers look good. Schedule a personalized tour of Network for Good’s peer-to-peer fundraising software and learn how you can easily create campaigns that will extend your reach and attract new donors.Make it relevant.Giving back is often very personal, for both donors and fundraisers alike. Reinforce this important tie to your work by making the idea of fundraising for your organization tailored to your supporters.Think about their connection with your cause. Some donors have an affinity for certain projects or programs, or they have a story that shares a unique perspective. When asking supporters to join as fundraisers, make sure you connect these preferences to the campaign you’d like them to help spread. If a donor has always supported your senior meal delivery program, tap them to start a fundraiser to help fund a new van to distribute even more meals.Personalize your request. Use the details you have in your donor database to personalize your invitation to participate. Yes, start with getting their name correct on the emails, but also include relevant details about their history with your organization and how this makes them the perfect fit for your fundraising team. A request that seems generic or worse, disconnected, won’t inspire donors to get involved.Make it about the impact.Everyone wants to know they’re making a difference, and your fundraisers are no exception. Get your advocates on board by illustrating the impact that their efforts will have.Show the big picture. Give prospective fundraisers a clear view of how their efforts will add to your bigger goal. What is the vision that your campaign will make a reality? Paint a picture of how your supporter-fundraisers will make a difference and include this in your recruitment communications.But also get specific. Now that you’ve set the vision, break down what each campaign, donor, and donation can do. This will help fundraisers and donors alike understand how they can achieve the goals you’ve set, one step at a time. Will $20 help feed a family for a day? Does a $2,000 fundraiser goal equal a new refrigerator for your food pantry? Let supporters know exactly how their gifts will be used so they can visualize their specific impact.Make it fun.Social fundraising campaigns can create a deeper connection with your supporters … and they’re fun! Don’t forget to use this fact when you recruit and motivate fundraisers for your projects.Leave room for personalization and creativity. Give your fundraisers ownership over their campaigns and allow them to customize their communications and fundraising pages with their photos, stories, and video. Not only does this make their efforts feel more personal, these individual touches will make donors more likely to give as it evokes their recognition and relationship with the fundraiser.Offer motivation. Keep your supporters going with updates on how the campaign is going and how their contributions are adding up. Check in with encouraging words and tips for making their outreach more effective. Don’t forget: a little competition among your fundraisers is healthy and can drive extra participation. Consider offering an incentive for the best campaigns or when fundraisers meet certain milestones.Create goals and deadlines. While you want your goals to be realistic (see above), you do want to set some targets and track milestones to help motivate your fundraisers and drive a sense of urgency. This helps your supporters stay engaged and can spur them on to encourage more donations.Network for Good’s peer fundraising software will help you do all of these things and more. You can create beautiful campaigns that inspire donors to fundraise on your behalf and motivate their networks to give to your organization.
Posted on July 28, 2015June 12, 2017By: Josh Feng, Intern, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson CenterClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Audio Playerhttps://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2413/2015/07/ecsp-wwc_2015-07-24T08_24_57-07_00.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. In May 1855, Dr. James Marion Sims opened the first obstetric fistula hospital in New York City. Just 40 years later, it closed, reflecting a sharp decline in maternal morbidity rates in the United States and other Western countries. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel now stands on the site of the former hospital. “We know that we have eradicated obstetric fistula in high income countries; it happened at the turn of the 20th century,” says Dr. Lauri Romanzi, project director of Fistula Care Plus, in this week’s podcast.That timing is crucial, says Romanzi, because there is a narrative that argues certain social determinants must be changed to eradicate fistula in developing countries today, such as forced marriage, teen pregnancy, women’s education and suffrage, antenatal care, and gender-based violence. Yet at the turn of the 20th century in the United States and Europe, many of these “mandatory” determinants were far from modern progressive standards (teen pregnancy remains substantially higher in the United States than other industrialized nations).Speaking at a Wilson Center Maternal Health Initiative event, Romanzi says the turning point for fistula eradication in Western countries coincided with the advent of crude anesthetics, such as chloroform on cloth, which revolutionized surgical practices and made Caesarian sections more feasible for mothers. “Possibly that was a catalyst at that time, in those cultures,” she says. “We need to figure out what today’s catalyst is.”Beyond the “Truffle Hunt”Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor, often leading to incontinence, social stigmatization, infection, and even mental illness. Though fistula is almost entirely preventable and largely eradicated in high-income countries, it is still widespread in the developing world. Prevention and treatment is very simple says Romanzi, yet progress is moving slowly, leading some to question existing approaches.Romanzi notes that in countries where fistula is more common, Cesarean section rates hover around 5 percent, whereas the ideal rate to prevent maternal morbidities is about 15 percent. But increasing the Cesarean section rate without regard to quality of care may cause further complications such as iatrogenic fistula, which is a form of genital fistula unintentionally caused by a health care provider. Iatrogenic fistula is often much more complicated than obstetric cases and is more likely to damage the kidneys, says Romanzi.The “invisibility” of fistula and maternal morbidity care in general is often reflected in funding streams. A bigger budget for one West African hospital increased the number of deliveries the maternity ward could handle from 5,000 to 15,000 a year. Yet there was still only one operating theater, and poor quality of care caused many women to develop complications. “It’s an obstetric fistula factory,” says Romanzi. Patients are often funneled to a fistula clinic literally down the hill from the hospital to treat these maternal morbidities.“Fistula has gotten a lot of attention, and deservedly so,” she says. “But there are many other morbidities as well.” Romanzi proposes implementing an obstructed labor screening program that would utilize many existing resources to address the multiple needs that obstructed labor patients have, rather than simply focusing on the “truffle hunt” of targeting fistula.It’s important to look at the many factors that make eliminating maternal morbidities such a stubborn challenge in many places – patient to midwife ratios, midwifery education programs, waste management, water security, medical supply chains, and others, says Romanzi. She suggests focusing on localized, multi-sectoral, and self-sufficient systems that target disparities between the poor and wealthy to improve all areas of women’s health.“The goal is that every woman, every time, has access to a facility that is outfitted and staffed to meet a minimum standard of care, within which both the health outcomes of the baby and the mother are optimized,” she says, “and that that care is rendered in a humane, kind, and caring fashion.”Lauri Romanzi spoke at the Wilson Center on July 14.Friday Podcasts are also available for download on iTunes.Sources: Academy of Surgical Research, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Fistula Care Plus, Fistula Foundation, Medscape, RH Reality Check, The World Bank, World Health Organization.This podcast and summary originally appeared on The New Security Beat, the blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson CenterShare this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Mumah et al. (2015)Nairobi, KenyaLess than 8%* Mody et al. (2014)Mumbai, India3% Posted on January 25, 2018January 26, 2018By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Evidence suggests that long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)—including both intrauterine devices and progesterone-only contraceptive implants—is a highly effective, commonly used form of modern contraception globally. The postpartum period presents a critical opportunity to counsel women about their family planning options, including LARC. However, the majority of studies on postpartum LARC use to date have been conducted in high-income countries.In a recent paper published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, Margo Harrison and Robert Goldenberg presented an overview of published research on immediate postpartum use of LARC in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).How many women use postpartum LARC in LMICs?Few studies from low-resource settings have measured the prevalence of postpartum LARC use. Estimates from relatively small studies range from roughly 2% to 14% among women who use modern contraception: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: * Exact figure not providedLimited evidence has demonstrated that while reported side effects are not uncommon, users of postpartum LARC generally report being highly satisfied with this method.Barriers and unanswered questionsBarriers to postpartum LARC uptake included in the review were stock-outs, alternative methods of contraception and low quality and/or utilization of postpartum care. Other barriers to LARC use including partner-related factors and lack of knowledge about contraception have been described in the literature, but less is known about postpartum-specific barriers in LMICs.The authors highlighted several research gaps related to LARC in LMICs that deserve further attention:Availability of LARCEvaluation of programs for large-scale implementationEffects of LARC on fertility and future pregnancy outcomesCost-effectivenessLimitations and barriers to uptakeDoes your work focus on family planning and maternal health? We want to hear from you!—Read the full paper, “Immediate postpartum use of long-acting reversible contraceptives in low- and middle-income countries.”Learn more about family planning and maternal health.Access key papers and resources related to postnatal care.Share this: Tappis et al. (2015)Sindh, Pakistan8% Kopp et al. (2017)Lilongwe, Malawi14% Mengesha et al. (2015)Debat District, Ethiopia2% StudySettingEstimated prevalence of postpartum LARC use among users of modern contraception
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he hopes the concept of a European Super League never comes into effect.The prospect of the continent’s most successful teams breaking away from their domestic leagues to form their own competition has been raised several times over the last three decades and last year it was reported in Germany that clubs are already advancing on their plans to replace the Champions League with another tournament.The idea has proved controversial, however, as the European Leagues organisation has warned that it poses a serious threat to football, while Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes it will “kill” traditional leagues. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? And Liverpool boss Klopp is also worried about a super league being formed, insisting it will become repetitive and boring by pitting the same teams against each other every year.”I hope this Super League will never happen,” he told Kicker.”With the way the Champions League is now running, football has a great product, even with the Europa League.”For me, the Champions League is the Super League, in which you do not always end up playing against the same teams. “Of course, it is economically important, but why should we create a system where Liverpool faces Real Madrid for 10 straight years? Who wants to see that every year?”The German boss believes the football calendar is already too intense for players and getting worse, suggesting fans will start to turn away from the game if things do not change.”FIFA and UEFA are still expanding the tournaments for more participants,” he said. “Apparently they fear a day without football. But I think it’s the other way round. Eventually, the audience will say: ‘I’m not watching that or that either’.”We used to have two or three weeks without football in the winter, so we had ski jumping, downhill skiing, biathlon, and in England, with its variety of popular sports, it would not be a problem.”Many people are trying to get as much of the cake as possible. It’s quite common in life, except in football it’s on the backs of players.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of play between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Former Florida State athletic director Bob Goin has reportedly passed away due to a sudden heart attack. The news of his passing came on Saturday morning.He was 81 years old.RIP Bob Goin. The former FSU athletics director, who spearheaded the Seminoles’ entry into the ACC, has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. Look for my blog.— Jim Henry (@JimHenryTALLY) October 12, 2019Certainly sad news for Goin’s family and Florida State. But his legacy will be remembered. One of Goin’s greatest accomplishments as FSU’s AD came when he helped usher the Seminoles into the ACC conference. Prior to the move, Florida State classified as an independent. The transition was instrumental in propelling the program to new heights.Goin served as the school’s athletic director from 1990-95. During his tutelage, Florida State won a national championship in football, made the NCAA tournament in basketball four times and the baseball team was selected to the College World Series every year.It was a very successful run during his time with the university.After five years with the school, Goin resigned due to an accusation from a local Florida newspaper. He was later cleared by the Florida Ethics Commission, as they found no wrong-doing.Goin proceeded to become Cincinnati’s AD. He orchestrated another conference transition, helping the Bearcats move to the Big East.Many say Goin was one of the leaders of the conference expansion era. He will be remembered.Goin is survived by his wife Nancy and their four children.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he is still good enough to play in the Premier League and joked Manchester United know where he is if they want to re-sign him.The 37-year-old striker scored twice in the El Trafico derby as his LA Galaxy team drew 3-3 with rivals Los Angeles FC in a pulsating MLS clash.Those two goals took him to 22 strikes in as many league matches this season – including six in the last three games – and the Swedish forward believes his current form shows he could comfortably compete in England’s top-flight again. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream “I could play easy in the Premier League, so if United needs me, I’m here,” a smiling Ibrahimovic told reporters. “But Galaxy has me, so I’m sorry.””Nah, I did my job in Europe. I enjoyed it, I have 33 trophies that I brought with me here and hopefully I can get something here. And then we will see where that adventure finishes.”Ibrahimovic spent two season at Old Trafford between 2016 and 2018 and scored 29 times in 53 matches.His spell with the Red Devils was cut short by a serious knee ligament injury and he moved to LA Galaxy in March 2018.With United crashing to a 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace, the Swede says he watched the match and he believes luck deserted his former team.”I saw [Manchester United’s] last game and I think they were unlucky,” he added.”If they score the penalty, it’s a different game but a game in England is not finished until its finished.”Anything can happen, especially in the last minutes where everything is in the heat of the moment.”Ibrahimovic also spoke of his relationship with former United team-mate Paul Pogba, who the Swede recently said should be able to leave Old Trafford if he wishes.With Pogba declaring he wanted a new challenge before the start of the new season, Ibrahimovic revealed he was a confidante to the French World Cup winner.”I speak with him,” he said. “A lot of advice I give – but nothing I share with you!”
FIFA 20 will soon be gracing screens across the planet, with the latest EA Sports football title being released worldwide on September 24.The game’s developers have rolled out a brand new gameplay mode – VOLTA – and there are a load of fresh features, while tweaks have been made to Ultimate Team.As part of the authenticity of the FIFA gaming experience, EA have sought to secure as many official venues as possible and they’ve added to their licenses this year. Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career There are now 119 stadiums in the game – 90 official and 29 generic – which is an increase on the 102 that were included in FIFA 19.Goal brings you all the stadiums that feature in FIFA 20 from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and more.Premier League stadiums in FIFA 20EA Sports have secured licences for all 20 Premier League teams, including Old Trafford, despite fears that Manchester United’s deal with EA’s rivals Konami would prohibit its inclusion.Sheffield United’s home ground Bramall Lane is in the game for the first time. Stadium Team(s) Anfield Liverpool Bramall Lane Sheffield United Carrow Road Norwich City Emirates Stadium Arsenal Etihad Stadium Manchester City Goodison Park Everton King Power Stadium Leicester City London Stadium West Ham Molineux Stadium Wolves Old Trafford Manchester United Selhurst Park Crystal Palace St James’ Park Newcastle United St Mary’s Stadium Southampton Stamford Bridge Chelsea The Amex Stadium Brighton Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tottenham Turf Moor Burnley Vicarage Road Watford Villa Park Aston Villa Vitality Stadium Bournemouth English Football League stadiums in FIFA 20There are a total of 11 venues from the English Football League, including Sunderland’s Stadium of Light and the home of recently relegated Huddersfield Town, Kirklees Stadium. Stadium Team(s) Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City Craven Cottage Fulham Fratton Park Portsmouth KCOM Stadium Hull City Kirklees Stadium Huddersfield Town Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium Queens Park Rangers Liberty Stadium Swansea City Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough Stadium of Light Sunderland Stoke City FC Stadium Stoke City The Hawthorns West Brom La Liga stadiums in FIFA 20A total of 16 La Liga stadiums feature in FIFA 20, including Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu and Atletico Madrid’s home ground – and last season’s Champions League final venue – Wanda Metropolitano.Notably, Barcelona’s Camp Nou is not included in the game due to the Catalan club’s exclusive agreement with Konami to allow the ground only to appear in eFootball PES 2020. Stadium Team(s) Coliseum Alfonso Perez Getafe Balaidos Celta Vigo Estadio Benito Villamarin Real Betis Estadio Ciutat de Valencia Levante Estadio de la Ceramica Villarreal Estadio de Mendizorrotza Alaves Estadio Jose Zorrilla Real Valladolid Estadio Mestalla Valencia Estadio San Mames Athletic Club Estadio Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid Municipal de Butarque Leganes Municipal de Ipurua Eibar Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Sevilla RCDE Stadium Espanyol Reale Seguros Stadium (Anoeta) Real Sociedad Wanda Metropolitano Atletico Madrid Segunda Division stadiums in FIFA 20FIFA 20 gamers will be able to take to the field at the famous Riazor, home of Deportivo La Coruna, and Malaga’s 30,000-capacity La Rosaleda. Stadium Team(s) Estadio El Alcoraz Huesca Estadio ABANCA-Riazor Deportivo La Coruna Estadio de Gran Canaria Las Palmas Estadio de Montilivi Girona Estadio de Vallecas Rayo Vallecano Estadio La Rosaleda Malaga Bundesliga stadiums in FIFA 20Fans of German football will be delighted to learn that they can play in front of Dortmund’s famous Yellow Wall at Signal Iduna Park, as well as Schalke’s VELTINS-Arena.The BayArena, home of Bayer Leverkusen, and RB Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena are among the 14 Bundesliga venues. Stadium Team(s) BayArena Bayer Leverkusen BORUSSIA-PARK Borussia Monchengladbach Commerzbank-Arena Frankfurt Dusseldorf-Arena Fortuna Dusseldorf Olympiastadion Hertha Berlin Opel Arena Mainz PreZero Arena Hoffenheim Red Bull Arena RB Leipzig RheinEnergieStadion Koln Signal Iduna Park Borussia Dortmund VELTINS-Arena Schalke Volkswagen Arena Wolfsburg Weserstadion Werder Bremen WWK Arena Augsburg Bundesliga 2. stadiums in FIFA 20Stuttgart may be in Bundesliga 2. but they boast one of the finest stadiums in Germany in the Mercedes-Benz Arena and it is available to play in in FIFA 20.Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion and Nurnberg’s Max-Morlock-Stadion are also included. Stadium Team(s) HDI-Arena Hanover 96 Max-Morlock-Stadion Nurnberg Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart Volksparkstadion Hamburg Ligue 1 stadiums in FIFA 20There are only three stadiums from Ligue 1 included in FIFA 20: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon), the Velodrome (Marseille) and Parc des Princes (Paris Saint-Germain). Stadium Team(s) Parc Olympique Lyonnais Lyon Velodrome Marseille Parc des Princes Paris Saint-Germain Serie A stadiums in FIFA 20Italian football is not particularly well represented in terms of stadiums in FIFA 20, owing to Serie A granting full licensing to Konami for eFootball PES 2020.Juventus, who will appear in FIFA 20 as Piemonte Calcio, will not be able to play at the Allianz Stadium. However, AC Milan, Inter, Lazio and Roma will all be able to play at home. Stadium Team(s) San Siro Inter / AC Milan Stadio Olimpico Lazio / Roma International stadiums in FIFA 20With EA Sports exclusively featuring the Champions League as a game mode, it is no surprise to see the Ataturk Olympic Stadium – venue for the 2020 Champions League final – in FIFA 20.As well as Turkey’s national stadium, England’s ‘Home of Football’ Wembley Stadium is included, meaning you’ll be able to contest cup finals at the ground. Stadium Team(s) Ataturk Olympic Stadium Turkey Wembley Stadium England Rest of world stadiums in FIFA 20In terms of ‘Rest of the world’ stadiums, only two countries are represented: Ukraine and Russia. Those stadiums are Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena and Spartak Moscow’s Otkritie Arena. Stadium Team(s) Donbass Arena Shakhtar Donetsk Otkritie Arena Spartak Moscow / Russia Eredivisie stadiums in FIFA 20Amsterdam’s football jewel – the Johan Cruyff ArenA – is included in FIFA 20, but it is the only Dutch venue available to play in. Stadium Team(s) Johan Cruyff ArenA Ajax / Netherlands MLS stadiums in FIFA 20The growing appeal of Major League Soccer sees five of its clubs’ stadiums feature in FIFA 20.Among them is LA Galaxy’s Dignity Health Sports Park, whch means you’ll be able to strut your stuff as Zlatan Ibrahimovic in front of home fans. Stadium Team(s) BC Place Stadium Vancouver Whitecaps CenturyLink Field Seattle Sounders Dignity Health Sports Park LA Galaxy Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta United Red Bull Arena New York Red Bulls Liga MX stadiums in FIFA 20’The Colossus of Santa Ursula’ – Estadio Azteca – is the only Liga MX stadium in FIFA 20. Stadium Team(s) Estadio Azteca Club America / Cruz Azul / Mexico Saudi Pro League stadiums in FIFA 20EA Sports have included two Saudi Arabian venues in FIFA 20: King Abdullah Sports City near Jeddah and King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh. Stadium Team(s) King Abdullah Sports City Al-Ahli / Al-Ittihad King Fahd Stadium Al-Shabab / Al-Nassr J1 League stadiums in FIFA 20The Panasonic Stadium Suita, which is home to Gamba Osaka, is the only official J1 League stadium in FIFA 20. Stadium Team(s) Panasonic Stadium Suita Gamba Osaka Generic stadiums in FIFA 20As well as 90 officially licensed stadiums, FIFA 20 will also include 29 generic grounds. Among them are the classics Crown Lane, Euro Park and Ivy Lane.You can see all the generic venues below. Stadium Team(s) Al Jayeed Stadium – Aloha Park – Arena del Centenario – Arena D’Oro – Court Lane – Crown Lane – Eastpoint Arena – El Grandioso – El Libertador – Estadio de las Artes – Estadio El Medio – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes – Euro Park – FeWC Stadium (only on PS4 & Xbox One) – Forest Park – Ivy Lane – Molton Road – O Dromo – Sanderson Park – Stade Municipal – Stade Classico – Stadion 23. Maj – Stadion Europa – Stadion Hanguk – Stadion Neder – Stadion Olympik – Town Park – Union Park Stadium – Waldstadion – VOLTA venues in FIFA 20As well as official stadiums and a selection of generic grounds, FIFA 20 will also include 17 small-sided pitches for their VOLTA mode.Freestyle football fans will be able to play in venues based in London, Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam, as well as Berlin, Mexico City, Rome, Tokyo and Lagos.There will also be VOLTA venues in Cape Town, New York, LA, Miami, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.As well as that, a generic warehouse and a parking lot will be available to play in.
Harvey Elliott showed a “maturity way beyond his years” on his Liverpool debut in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, according to ex-Reds defender Stephen Warnock.Jurgen Klopp’s men advanced to the fourth round with a 2-0 victory over MK Dons, thanks to goals from James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever.Elliott played the full 90 minutes on the right-hand side of a front three alongside Rhian Brewster and Curtis Jones, impressing with his passing range and composure on the ball. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The teenager was taking in his first senior appearance for the Reds since a permanent transfer from Fulham during the summer window.And Warnock, who played for Liverpool between 2002 and 2007, singled out Elliott for his eye-catching performance post-match.”[He showed] a maturity way beyond his years,” the former Reds defender told Sky Sports.”Often you see youngsters, 16 years old, and they take too many touches because they’re nervous, they want to get the ball under control.”He’s pinging balls in, one-touch and round the corner, clever play.”I thought his miss last night, when he hit the crossbar early on from so close, might have dented his confidence. It didn’t at all.”This guy is full of confidence and you could see it in his performance, how well he did. Very unfortunate not to score late on, he can be delighted with his performance.”Hoever, Brewster, Jones and goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher also played the full match at Stadium MK, with Klopp content to blood the younger members of his squad in the domestic competition.Warnock feels the academy graduates have already taken on board Klopp’s unique philosophy, as he added: “They all try and play in a similar way.”If you are going to progress into Jurgen Klopp’s team, you need to be able to play in the positions that he has on the pitch – whether that be in the front three, the midfield three or the back four.”You’ve got to understand what he’s looking for, and that will be filtered down to the academy staff from Jurgen Klopp. That is massively important.”Last night when the players were on the pitch you could see they understood what the rotations were, defensively what they had to do.”That is part of the blueprint that Jurgen Klopp is passing down to the academy.”Liverpool resume their Premier League campaign with a trip to Sheffield United on Saturday, before taking on Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League four days later. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists he has a “good and professional relationship” with Manuel Neuer.A public spat that drew in the likes of Bayern Munich chairman Uli Hoeness and DFB director Oliver Bierhoff erupted last month, concerning the relative claims of Ter Stegen and Manuel Neuer to being Germany’s number one.Bayern’s Neuer, captain for club and country, has long been first choice, although Ter Stegen’ performances for Barcelona over the past couple of seasons have been superb. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The younger man expressed frustration over his status within Low’s squad, eliciting a response from Neuer before both men – largely unsuccessfully – sought to draw a line under the episode.Ter Stegen will get a chance to press his claims with a start against Argentina in Dortmund on Tuesday and maintained there is no problem between his rival for the shirt.”It’s an opportunity for everyone and that’s true for me as well,” Ter Stegen told a pre-match news conference.”This is a competitive sport. Everyone wants to play and that’s the case for every position, not just the goalkeeper.”There are no discussions, no disputes or any moments where we tell each other, ‘Now we absolutely need to talk!’.”We talk every day and have a good and professional relationship.””He has an advantage, I have to perform the best way possible, prove myself and make that decision as hard as possible.”Ter Stegen added: “The head coach has made his decision so it’s up to me to perform well for both club and country.”I will give everything to become the number one. That is my personal goal. But that is not related to other people.”The big goal overall is a successful tournament [Euro 2020] for the team.”Ter Stegen’s Barca colleague Lionel Messi will not be involved for Argentina – not that he minds particularly.”It would have been great to face him, but perhaps it’s not bad that I don’t have to face him,” added Ter Stegen.Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park will be the stage for Germany’s Wednesday friendly with Argentina, before the squad take a trip to Tallinn to face Estonia for a European Championship qualifier on Sunday.
Edwin van der Sar has suggested strong characters have all disappeared from Manchester United as the club fails to reach its former heights.The Red Devils have made their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign this season with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quickly coming under scrutiny. The current state of affairs at Old Trafford marks a stark contrast to how Van der Sar left the club, with the former Netherlands goalkeeper noting a real lack of strong characters. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “I think for ourselves, when I came in the dressing room we had Ryan Giggs, you had [Paul] Scholes, you had [Rio] Ferdinand, [Gary] Neville and even Roy Keane at that time,” Van der Sar told ESPN FC . “So I think there’s always been strong characters. And I think for the last couple of years the strong characters have disappeared and not making a difference anymore.”I left there eight years ago and it was a tremendous last six years of my career, winning four Premier League titles and playing in three Champions League finals.”So it’s a long way from the position where they are in now. And of course they have changed managers a couple times now and the real progress is not seen yet, only the thing that they bought in the summer. They bought younger, inexperienced players with a certain desire and hunger, and not like the big names they bought the last six, seven years.” While still capable of attracting talented players, Van der Sar admits the club’s lack of recent success may make signings in the future increasingly difficult. “Of course, the name is there. And of course the following they have all over the world,” he said.”But for a player … you want to play at a certain level, you also want to have an idea that you can win trophies and they must take that opportunity also to improve the squad and make the world-class players they have, or the players that they’re going to sign, that they feel welcome and that there’s a good path to where they’re going to go to.”Manchester United currently sit 12th in the Premier League after a recent 1-0 loss to Newcastle and boast just two wins from their first eight league games. That form has seen increasing pressure placed on Solskjaer, who has in turn pleaded for time to make a real difference at Old Trafford. “At Molde and Cardiff I had tough times. I’ve been at that bottom end of the table. It’s not a nice feeling,” he said. “If you get time to do what you are setting out to do, it’ll be fine. This is a period now with some fine lines going against us, but we’ll get there.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Louise Redknapp became famous in her own right after the success of UK pop group Eternal in the early 1990s, before she pursued her own solo career shortly after.Her marriage to former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp solidified her fame, and the singer has gone on to appear in several reality shows such as ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.Following her separation from Jamie, she has still kept her surname but continues to go by simply the moniker ‘Louise’ for her solo music work. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Goal takes a look at Louise’s net worth, how much she earns, charity work and more. What is Louise Redknapp’s net worth? What does Louise Redknapp do? What sponsorship deals does Louise Redknapp have? What charity work does Louise Redknapp do? How many social media followers does Louise Redknapp have?What is Louise Redknapp’s net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Louise’s net worth is at an estimated £3.9 million ($5m). Her ex-husband Jamie, according to the same source, is worth £15m ($20m).What does Louise Redknapp do?Louise was married to former England footballer Jamie, with the couple marrying in 1998 and formally separating in 2017. The pair have two children together, with their second child Beau was named as a tribute to Jamie’s father, the football manager Harry Redknapp, because Harry was born in Bow.She was a member of R&B girl group Eternal, who debuted in 1993 with a quadruple-platinum studio album ‘Always & Forever’. In 1995, she left the group to embark on a solo career, releasing platinum-selling records ‘Naked’, ‘Woman In Me’ and ‘Elbow Reach’.She has since sold over 5 million records in the UK, with an additional 15 million records worldwide.Alongside her music career, Louise has worked as a television presenter and was a judge on the UK version of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. In 2016, she reached the final in the 14th series of BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and has re-ignited her solo music career.Since March, she joined the West End production of ‘9 to 5’, playing the role of Violet Newstead at London’s Savoy Theatre until June 2019.What sponsorship deals does Louise Redknapp have? Louise collaborates with Gousto Cooking, a company that delivers fresh ingredients to your doorstep.What charity work does Louise Redknapp do? Louise frequently delves into fashion and jewellery when she’s not focusing on her music career, and has, in the past, designed custom, personalised name necklaces with 20 per cent of all proceeds going to the charity Spread Some Sunshine.Spread Some Sunshine is a UK charity that entertainment and recreational activities for terminally ill and bereaved children by way of colour and music therapy.She is also frequently involved in a variety of women’s charities dealing with women’s issues, and has appeared on BBC Radio’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ show speaking on topics such as the tampon tax.Her 2003 single ‘Pandora’s Kiss”/”Don’t Give Up, was released to raise money for Breast Cancer Care’s “Tickled Pink” campaign.Louise also travelled to Uganda in 2011 to see how the money raised from that year’s Red Nose Day events were aiding children from impoverished backgrounds to receive formal education.”Seeing this project and meeting these girls has been an amazing experience,” she said at the time. “It’s shown me that for these girls going to school isn’t just about learning to read and write but also about gaining the life skills that will help them make more informed choices in the future.”All the girls I met are so happy to be at school and are really excited about their futures. Saying that, although they’re really happy and huge steps are being made there is still a long way to go. I’ve seen a huge amount of poverty which will stay with me forever.”How many social media followers does Louise Redknapp have? Louise boasts 624k Instagram followers at the time of writing, regularly posting photos of her solo career and occasional photos of her and her children.She still has a way to go before catching up to her ex-husband on the social platform, however, with the ex-Liverpool captain sporting 1m followers on the social media platform.
To build on this momentum, the resort announces remodeled hospitality room Cancun, Mexico (May 21, 2018) – Seadust Cancun Family Resort is pleased to announce its improved TripAdvisor ranking that grew from #79 to #11 out of 180 resorts in Cancun. With a multi-million-dollar investment, Seadust Cancun has focused this past year on updating all areas of the resort – something that is ongoing. Some of the most impactful changes that have had the greatest effect on the overall satisfaction of guests include the complete remodel of all 505 suites, as well as kids and baby club; addition of a zipline and climbing wall for kids; Total Play access offering HD entertainment on Smart TV’s, as well as access to more than 60 channels; proximity locks in replacement of standard magnetic stripe key cards; and a new chef who has dedicated himself to make sure the resort provides a more modern and gourmet gastronomy experience. “We are thrilled to announce our improved TripAdvisor ranking as it validates all of our hard work to offer a better product to our guests,” said Mr. Pedro Pinhal, Director and CEO of Seadust Cancun Family Resort. “Ever since Seadust Cancun opened in August of last year, our staff has been working diligently to better serve guests. We have also invested to update our facilities to better compete and offer an unparalleled service to families from all over the world.” To continue increasing their value proposition, the resort is announcing their new updated Hospitality Room. Updates include room separators to offer a semi-private space for guests, as well as a 50” Smart HD televisions in each space. The room also offers a coffee station from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is equipped with showers in case visitors want to freshen up. The Seadust Cancun Family Resort Hospitality Room is an ideal spot for guests to rest and refresh. Whether using the room between checkout and their airport transfer or lounging before check-in, visitors can utilize the Hospitality Room to get their vacation started on the right foot. TripAdvisor rankings take into consideration the number of reviews, how favorable, and how old or recent the reviews are. TripAdvisor enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants To reserve your stay at Seadust Cancun Family Resort, please visit www.SeadustCancun.com or call 1-800-233-5162 About Seadust Cancun Family ResortSeadust Cancun Family Resort overlooks the idyllic beaches of the Mexican Caribbean and sets the standard for family vacations that bring back the true meaning of being together. The resort offers spacious accommodations, 11 restaurants, 11 bars, cinema-style theater, large meeting spaces and various family-friendly amenities including a waterpark, zipline and mini-golf course, among others. Seadust Cancun Family Resort’s unparalleled levels of service make it ideal for families to disconnect from their regular lives and connect with each other. For more information, please visit www.SeadustCancun.com. Image Courtesy of loveholidays
Discover the mysterious mountain kingdom on Luxury Gold’s remarkable new itinerary RYE, N.Y., June 22, 2018 – The late, great Anthony Bourdain’s zest for food, adventure and travel took him to the most far-flung corners of the earth, and inspired the millions who watched his television shows to plan their own journeys.The final episode of Bourdain’s award-winning program ‘Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown,’ which airs June 24th, takes him and renowned film director Darren Aronofsky to the remote South Asian Kingdom of Bhutan. In the episode, the two share a meal with yak herders, eat traditional Bhutanese cuisine in the capital city of Thimphu, explore the village of Punakha – home to legendary divine monk Drupka Kinley – and attend a bamboo archery competition in Bumthang. Luxury Gold can show you the mysterious kingdom of Bhutan, one of the least-known places in the world, on the incomparable new 12-day ‘Magnificent Nepal and Bhutan’ itinerary. This trip introduces guests to the ancient fortresses, dramatic landscapes, unique cultural traditions and remarkable people of both Bhutan and neighboring Nepal. And as with all Luxury Gold itineraries, guests stay at elegant five-star hotels, dine at fantastic local restaurants, and enjoy immersive VIP Experiences that are not readily available to the average traveler. Highlights of ‘Magnificent Nepal and Bhutan’ include: In Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city, guests see the city’s sights and monuments with a Local Expert, visit the bustling weekend market, and join a local family for a home-cooked meal Guests visit Punakha, the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and visit the spectacular Punakha Dzong, which still functions as a winter residence for monksGuests take a thrilling flight over the Himalayas to Paro, where they visit Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in the Kingdom. They also take a leisurely hike to the legendary cliffside Takstang Monastery, known as the “Tiger’s Nest”In Paro, guests are treated to a VIP performance of a traditional mask dance and cultural showwhich incorporates ancient folk tales, songs and Bhutanese music, and also try their hand at making Bhutanese delicacies during a cooking demonstration with a local chefGuests ride a rickshaw through the streets of Kathmandu and visit the ancient Royal Palace complex, the holy shrine of Swayambhunath, and the Tibetan Handicraft CenterAlso in Kathmandu, guests meet a man who has summited Everest, who explains the role played by the Sherpa people in Everest expeditionsIn the ancient capital of Bhadgaon, guests meet a craftsman who explains the traditions and processes for making pottery, then helps guests make their own piece For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent, call 1-888-862-5952, or visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com Join the conversation using the hashtags #LUXURYGOLDMOMENTS and #LUXURYGOLDVACATIONS About Luxury GoldLuxury Gold® sets an unmatched standard with its collection of award-winning journeys. Guided by a Traveling Concierge, Luxury Gold is a journey beyond the ordinary, where guests enjoy exclusive VIP Experiences, savor exceptional dining and relax in luxury hotels on every curated itinerary. As global leaders in luxury travel with expertise accumulated over nearly 100 years, Luxury Gold epitomizes extraordinary exploration to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations. To find out more, visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com. About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation ’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid, The Travel Foundation and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include supporting various women’s social enterprises through the Artisan Alliance, the recently announced Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cat fund, WE.org and inspiring nature advocates like Terri Irwin. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.
The Government has allocated another $586.4 million to continue work on 44 kilometres of roads in St. Mary and St. Ann under the Road Rehabilitation Project II.The project, which was initiated in April 2017, entails repairing the 13.6-kilometre roadway from Toms River to Broadgate, and 14.8 kilometres between Broadgate and Agualta Vale in St. Mary, and the 15-kilometre Alexandria to Brown’s Town road in St. Ann.About 38 per cent of the work between Broadgate and Agualta Vale, comprising the project’s initial package, was completed up to the end of December 2018.Work on this segment is programmed for completion this year.Another $367.6 million is earmarked in 2020/21 for activities in the other segments.The project is being financed by the Government of Jamaica.
LONDON – High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Aloun N’dombet-Assamba, was one of the special guest speakers at a memorial ceremony held in London on May 18 to celebrate the life of the late African literary icon, Professor Chinua Achebe.The High Commissioner said Professor Achebe’s writings have educated, inspired and enlightened people worldwide and that he used his work to campaign against injustice, racism, and tribalism.She said his seminal novel, ‘Things Fall Apart’, was the introduction for many Jamaicans to African literature and helped to increase our understanding that Africa is a diverse, culturally rich, powerful and striving continent.“For many Jamaicans, and I would hazard a guess that it was the same for countless others across the world, Mr. Achebe’s seminal novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ was our introduction to African literature and writers. It opened our eyes and our understanding that the ‘Dark’ continent that we were often led to fear, was as complex, culturally rich and diverse, powerful and striving as anywhere else on earth.It was the beginning of our own consciousness about being black and being proud,” the High Commissioner said.She described Professor Achebe as truly a Man for All Seasons, noting that his global significance was not only in his talent and recognition as a writer, but also as a critical thinker.“For many young boys and girls growing up in the Caribbean at a time when all of our images of the Intellectual Great and Good were of European stock, he was simply our role model. I am eternally grateful to have been exposed to his writings as a teenager and to have had the honour of meeting him as a grown woman,” she added.The High Commissioner also spoke of Professor Achebe’s 2007 visit to Jamaica as part of the Jamaica National Bicentenary Committee commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the end of the Transatlantic Slave Trade of Africans to the Caribbean.“In this short visit, through a series of talks, interviews and lectures he spoke of the symbiosis of the history and relationship that exist between us in Jamaica and Africa. Professor Achebe challenged us to change the perception of what was happening to us and he left us with his motto, which is: ‘Don’t give up, don’t despair and don’t listen to those who say you can’t achieve your goals’,” she said.CONTACT: VIVIENNE SIVAJAMAICAN HIGH COMMISSIONLONDON
zoomImage Courtesy: Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering South Korean midsize shipbuilder Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has been placed under court receivership, Yonhap reports citing a court official.The court is yet to decide whether to liquidate the yard or resume operating under a growing concern principle. The final ruling will be made based on the report from auditing firm Deloitte Anjin LLC, which has been tasked to assess the company’s value of liquidation and its going concern value, the Korean news agency said.The court move comes on the back of the yard’s financial downfall prompted by lower order intake and the overall slump in the shipbuilding industry which brought many shipbuilders to their knees.Namely, the yard received only five orders in 2017, a major drop from over 40 in 2013. The company hasn’t received any orders this year and is without capital.The court receivership plan was announced in March this year, with the survival of the cash-strapped yard being put to question even if further cash injections are provided due to its long-term losses.The shipbuilder has been under restructuring for over the past eight years, with over USD 2.5 billion of funds said to have been injected into the yard since. The restructuring process has been led by its main creditor the Export Import Bank of Korea.World Maritime News Staff