8 days agoCrystal Palace eyeing West Brom fullback Nathan Ferguson

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace eyeing West Brom fullback Nathan Fergusonby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace are eyeing West Bromwich Albion fullback Nathan Ferguson.Palace are searching for a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was sold to Manchester United this past summer.The Daily Mailsays 19-year-old Ferguson has impressed Palace’s scouts this season.Slaven Bilic has given the England U20 international his breakthrough at the Hawthorns, which has seen him operate at both fullback positions.Ferguson has failed to start just one of the Championship leaders’ league games so far this season. last_img

Land Information Council Contributing to Growth of GIS Across Region

first_imgThe Land Information Council of Jamaica (LICJ) continues to receive praise from regional stakeholders for its capacity to facilitate a more holistic sharing of geospatial data across the public and private sectors in support of national development.Senior Geographic Information System (GIS) Manager and Trainer at the National Spatial Data Management Division (NSDMD), Simone Lloyd, said the Council has significantly contributed to the growth of the geospatial industry locally, which has transcended to other Caribbean islands in terms of assisting their development.She said some countries in the region have, over the years, sought to replicate the Council’s structure and collaborative approach.“How the Council operates has been applauded, especially for the fact that we have been able to facilitate coordination and cooperation in Government and have GIS utilised throughout Government and the private sector,” she pointed out.Miss Lloyd was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tankon Wednesday (September 6).Jamaica is the leading country within the English-speaking Caribbean in GIS, based on the number of agencies that utilise the technology locally in the implementation of projects and programmes.GIS technology is heavily used in the security and crime-fighting sectors in Jamaica, particularly through the Ministry of National Security, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Jamaica Defence Force and a range of private security firms. GIS is also used in emergency preparation and health, among other sectors.LICJ is administered by NSDMD, an agency of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, and is comprised of more than 50 institutions – government agencies, tertiary-education institutions and private-sector organisations – that actively utilise geospatial technologies or GIS in their field.Representatives from the varying agencies collaborate for the development of policies, programmes and projects that advance GIS technology, and which are supported by GIS.The LICJ has also had local and regional impact through its training programmes at the secondary and tertiary levels, which have prepared scores of persons for the industry.The Council, established in 1992, is, this year, celebrating its 25thanniversary.Among events to commemorate the anniversary is an awards ceremony and banquet on November 9 that will recognise various individuals and key agencies that have significantly contributed to the development of the industry locally.Awards to be presented include the LICJ Award for Contribution towards GIS Education Development, Most Outstanding GIS in Schools Programme (GISSEP), Most Outstanding GIS Professional, and GIS Lifetime Achiever.“We invite organisations and individuals to nominate persons who they think are fit and who have made a stalwart contribution, and that we would want to recongnise for their contribution,” Ms. Lloyd said.Nomination sheets are available at gisuserconferenceja.com.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Victoria County

first_imgVICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island Bridge The Seal Island Bridge is experiencing strong wind gusts. Drivers of high-sided vehicles and motorcycles are advised to stay off the bridge until winds subside. Other traffic is urged to use caution. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30-last_img

Strides in eradicating poverty

first_imgThe Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report released by the United Nations on Thursday augurs well for India citing upliftment of a staggering 271 million people out of poverty in ten years. Published by the UN Development Programme, the report shows that across 101 countries, as many as 1.3 billion people–equivalent to India’s population–are “multi-dimensionally poor”. Including a variety of indicators such as poor health, poor quality of work, the threat of violence, education, and standard of living; multidimensional poverty goes beyond income to track poverty and deprivation faced by people in their daily lives. India registered the fastest absolute reduction in MPI value among ten countries with Jharkhand among the poorest regions in the world, improving the fastest. As per the report, significant reductions in deprivations were recorded in several indicators, especially assets, cooking fuel, sanitation, and nutrition–which happen to be the targetted segments for several schemes flagged by the government in rural India. The report asserted, “among the selected countries with a significant reduction in MPI value, India demonstrates the clearest pro-poor pattern at the subnational level: the poorest regions reduced multidimensional poverty the fastest in absolute terms”. It lauds Jharkhand, which reduced multidimensional poverty from 74.9 per cent to 46.5 per cent in ten years between 2005-06 and 2015-16 as a prominent example of the poorest region improving the fastest. Following Jharkhand and not far behind were Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Nagaland, though Bihar continued to be the poorest state in 2015-16 with more than half of its population living in poverty. In fact, in 2015-16, the four poor states of India, viz. Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and MP constituted more than 196 multidimensionally poor people which is more than half of all multidimensional poor residing in India. MPI aids us in outlining crucial facts as to where poverty plagues the most, who are deprived and how are they deprived. This is an important input for the Indian dispensation to target these states in particular regarding pro-poor schemes and programmes which will focus on bringing them out of poverty. The report highlights India as one of the three nations where poverty reduction in rural areas outpaced those in urban areas which is indicative of pro-poor development. MPI also cuts across religions and castes to identify exactly which ones are reeling under poverty. To this extent, the poorest groups–Muslims and Scheduled Tribes–reduced poverty the most over the ten years, however, they continue to be the poorest in the lot. The report also shows how the least poor states have also registered a reduction in poverty with Kerala–one of the least poor regions in 2006– cutting its MPI by an impressive 92 per cent. MPI will be helpful in forming an indigenous report that can direct policymakers to target the segments and offer insight on how to uplift more and more out of poverty. Several schemes that involved sanitation, hygiene, cooking gas, health et al, have fared well since it is due to those very schemes that we see ourselves faring well in the MPI. Moving forward, as much as it is a pride for us to note a positive shift visible in our country, it should serve as a motivation in a bid to achieve more. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN viz. No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-Being, Clean Water and Sanitation, etc., this UN report shows that India is progressing in the right direction. With the current objective of resolving the water crisis that the country is facing, India, step by step, is targeting all those goals in a concerted effort to achieve sustainable development as it eyes a $5 trillion economy by 2025. Also Read – A compounding difficultyMPI is one of the several indicators that put India on a fast-progressing developmental trajectory in line with SDGs. The UNDP report also mapped Indian districts for collecting data on poverty. The mapping cites deep pockets of poverty present but impressive progress as well. District mapping revealed Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh as the poorest district in India having 76.5 percent of poor people which resembles Sierra Leone in West Africa. Data mapping is also beneficial for India since, again, targeting the poorest of the poor would then take precedence. The goal is to not stop till everyone is lifted out of poverty and MPI report is an appreciation of a work-in-progress effort being carried out by the Indian government in the interest of its people.last_img read more

AARP The Magazine Announces Nominees For The 17th Annual Movies For Grownups

first_imgAARP The Magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the upcoming 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards, with Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri contending in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category.The awards celebrate 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. Award-winning film and stage actor Alan Cumming will host the star-studded evening at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills on Monday, February 5.In the Best Actress category, nominations go to Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post). In the Best Actor category, Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel-Day Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.).Additionally, Helen Mirren will receive the esteemed Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Melissa Leo (Novitiate), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird). In the Best Supporting Actor category, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) are nominated. The 2017 Movies for Grownups nominees for Best Director are Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post).“2017 was filled with marvelous movies and performances that appeal directly to a powerful audience -the 50-plus. We are delighted to celebrate another year of actors, directors and writers that brought the most compelling stories to life on the silver screen,” says Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media. “After nearly two decades of celebrating AARP’s Movies for Grownups, we are also thrilled to share our awards show with viewers at home.”Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast for the first time on Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.Event proceeds raise funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, which works to end senior poverty by building economic opportunity and social connections for vulnerable older adults in L.A. and across the country.With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, AARP’s Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise continues to champion movies for grownups, by grownups. For more information about AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards, go online to www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups.The complete list of the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Nominees: • Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri • Best Actress: Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Meryl Streep (The Post) • Best Actor: Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) • Best Supporting Actress: Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Melissa Leo (Novitiate), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) • Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Laurence Fishburne (Last Flag Flying), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) • Best Director: Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Reginald Hudlin (Marshall), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post) • Best Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour), Steven Rogers (I, Tonya), Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) • Best Ensemble: Get Out, Girls Trip, Last Flag Flying, Mudbound, Murder on the Orient Express • Best Grownup Love Story: Breathe, Films Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Leisure Seeker, Our Souls at Night, The Greatest Showman • Best Intergenerational Film: The Big Sick, The Florida Project, Lady Bird, Marjorie Prime, Wonder • Best Time Capsule: Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, I, Tonya, The Post • Readers’ Choice Poll: Beauty and the Beast, Dunkirk, Get Out, Girls Trip, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, The Post, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder, Wonder Woman • Best Documentary: Dolores, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, I Am Not Your Negro, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo • Best Foreign Film: Chavela (Mexico), The Insult (Lebanon), Like Crazy (Italy), A Taxi Driver (South Korea), The Women’s Balcony (Israel)The annual Movies for Grownups Awards raises funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, which helps struggling people 50-plus around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. The Foundation works to increase economic opportunity and social connections to prevent and reduce senior poverty.last_img read more

Youth at UNbacked conference to discuss harnessing technology to save environment

More than 180 young people from 85 countries will meet in Germany next week in a United Nations-sponsored conference to discuss the ways in which technology can be used to promote environmental protection. “Our hope is that on the basis of discussions at this Conference, 180 young people will return to their communities and nations and become beacons of activities and also motivators for many others to play a part in addressing environmental challenges” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner said today. “Technology in service of the environment” is the theme of the third Tunza International Youth Conference, organized by UNEP in Leverkusen, Germany, from 26 to 30 August. The participants, aged 15 to 24, are all involved in environmental activities in their respective countries. Meeting at the headquarters of Bayer, the health care giant which is the largest sponsor of UNEP’s children and youth activities, the youngsters will discuss climate change, clean development and renewable energy, participating in workshops and field trips to experience first-hand how technology and environment can go hand-in-hand. The Tunza Conference, which derives its name from a Kiswahili word meaning “to treat with care and affection” or “to nurture,” will reinforce the links between a growing network of young people working with UNEP on various environmental issues. At the end of the Conference the participants will elect a new Tunza Youth Advisory Council, with two advisors for each of the six UNEP regions – Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia – and two advisors representing indigenous youth organizations. The Council’s main objective is to represent youth in international environmental fora and to make their voices heard. The Council also advises UNEP on better ways of engaging young people in its work.. “We are looking forward to welcoming young environmental protection activists from all over the world to Bayer,” Bayer Board of Management Chairman Werner Wenning said. “This Conference is a further milestone of our partnership with UNEP.” The Tunza Programme, endorsed in 2003, is a comprehensive six-year strategy to promote the participation of children and youth in every part of the world in environmental activities. It focuses on four thematic areas: awareness building, capacity building, information exchange, and facilitating the involvement of young people in environmental decision making 24 August 2007More than 180 young people from 85 countries will meet in Germany next week in a United Nations-sponsored conference to discuss the ways in which technology can be used to promote environmental protection. read more

Court seeks probe on calls made by Jaffna suspects

During the hearing, which lasted for an hour, the police made submissions with regards to the murder. The Kayts Magistrate today ordered the police to investigate and submit a report on the telephone calls made by the suspects involved in the Jaffna rape and murder incident.The nine suspects arrested over the rape and murder of Sivaloganathan Vithya, were further remanded today till June 15. The suspects were produced before the Kayts Magistrate today when the case into the murder was heard. The Magistrate then ordered the police to obtain CCTV footage of the ATM the suspects claims to have used. (Colombo Gazette) The Kayts Magistrate then ordered a report into the telephone calls made by the nine suspects, to be produced in court.The Magistrate had also asked the suspects if they had anything to say. The suspects had denied involvement in the murder and one suspect said that he was in Colombo and had withdrawn cash from an ATM in Colombo on the day of the murder. read more

Western Sahara UN mission welcomes planned release of 100 Moroccan POWs

A UN spokesman in New York said the mission hoped for an early release of all remaining POWs, in compliance with international humanitarian law. It also called on the parties to cooperate with the efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross to resolve the fate of all those unaccounted for since the beginning of the conflict.Following the agreement between Morocco and the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro, the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) was deployed in September 1991 to monitor the ceasefire and to organize and conduct a referendum which would allow the people of Western Sahara to decide the Territory’s future status.

Wholesome Farms Vanilla Sundae Cups recalled due to Listeria risk

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 1, 2017 8:31 am MDT Last Updated Apr 1, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wholesome Farms’ Vanilla Sundae Cups recalled due to Listeria risk A label for a Wholesome Farms’ Vanilla Sundae Cup is shown in a handout photo. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Wholesome Farms’ Vanilla Sundae Cups due to possible Listeria contamination. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Food Inspection Agency MANDATORY CREDIT OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume Wholesome Farms’ Vanilla Sundae Cups due to possible Listeria contamination.The agency says Central Smith Creamery is recalling the ice cream sold in 115-millilitre packaging with the product code of 017032.In a statement Friday night, the CFIA says the product has been distributed in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and possibly nationally.It also advises food service establishments such as hospitals and nursing homes to stop serving the dessert.Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.The CFIA says no illnesses have been reported. read more

Rashid Khans birthday special destroys Bangladesh

Afghanistan 255 for 7 (Shahidi 58, Rashid 57*, Shakib 4-42) beat Bangladesh 119 (Shakib 32, Rashid 2-13) by 136 runs Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedThe grind behind Afghanistan’s last-ball magicJune 8, 2018In “latest news”Rashid defends eight off the last over to seal 3-0 whitewashJune 7, 2018In “latest news”IPL: Shakib, Rashid star as Sunrisers defend another low totalApril 26, 2018In “Sports” Rashid KhanSwagger. It’s the best word to describe Afghanistan in the 2018 Asia Cup so far. They showed plenty of it on Friday, using their spin might, batting depth and new-ball craft to trounce Bangladesh by 136 runs in Abu Dhabi. The match itself may have been inconsequential, with both teams already through, but this performance was one to celebrate.And perhaps no one deserves to celebrate more than Rashid Khan. On his 20th birthday, he rescued his team with a brilliant, unbeaten 32-ball 57. It shored up a stuttering Afghanistan innings and lifted them to a competitive 255 for 7. He then tantalised with his legbreaks and googlies to snare 2 for 13 and, late in the innings, fired a direct hit to fell Abu Hider and mark the ninth Bangladesh wicket to fall. They succumbed soon, for 119. Gulbadin Naib wasn’t far behind with his allround contribution, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman started and finished Bangladesh’s batting debacle.Asghar Afghan, the Afghanistan captain, had indicated at the toss that he would be happy with a total of 250. At 160 for 7 in the 41st over, Afghanistan were far from it. But Rashid and Naib made it happen with a 97-run partnership – an Afghanistan record for the eighth wicket in ODIs. The late hitting snatched the game away from Bangladesh, even as memories must have come flooding back, of the first-ever ODI between the two sides in the 2014 Asia Cup.Even more spectacular was Afghanistan’s hold over Bangladesh in the chase, as they didn’t give away a single boundary in the first 14.1 overs. By the time Rashid joined in the fun, Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi had underlined Afghanistan’s strength in defending totals.Mujeeb stifled the debutant Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who was caught off a wild heave in the fourth over, before Aftab trapped Liton Das leg-before in the next over. Mominul Haque, playing his first ODI in more than three years, tickled Naib down the leg-side. Naib had to insist on reviewing, after the umpire had called it a wide down the leg-side.After Naib’s second wicket, that of Mohammad Mithun in the 15th over, Rashid hustled and harried Shakib and Mahmudullah, Bangladesh’s last remaining hopes. Shakib was lbw to one that ripped through his backfoot defence, and Mahmudullah was bowled after missing a googly.Mosaddek Hossain was unbeaten on 26 off 60 balls – a consolation innings in an inconsequential match – as Bangladesh folded for 119 in 42.1 overs.The story would have been quite different had Bangladesh bowled better in the slog overs. But Naib and Rashid counter-attacked skillfully. Naib pulled Hider for two fours in the 42nd over, before pasting Rubel over midwicket for his fourth boundary. Rashid started off with a swept four in Shakib’s last over, before launching Rubel for a four and a six, in a 17-run 45th over. It was an over that suggested something was afoot.Rashid finished the 48th over with two fours off Mashrafe, who also went for 17, before returning for the innings’ final over that cost 19. Rashid pulled him for successive fours, before slicing the fifth ball over point to bring up his fifty and his team’s 250. The innings finished with Rashid’s eighth four, through cover; it prompted Naib to gesticulate a salaam to Rashid for his brilliant performance.Hider had earlier removed Ihsanullah Janat, who was caught off a long-hop, and Rahmat Shah, with a peach of an in-dipper, before taking a brilliant boundary-line catch to dismiss Mohammad Shahzad. Asghar Afghan and Samiullah Shenwari couldn’t support Shahidi, who made 58 off 92 balls with three fours.Shakib removed Afghan and Shenwari to complete a four-wicket haul, before Rubel had Shahidi caught-behind in the 38th over. Mohammad Nabi, too, failed with the bat, but his dismissal was the last bit of happiness for Bangladesh in the game.Afghanistan, though, were a joy to watch. (ESPNCricinfo) read more

Critical flaw in Origin platform leaves EA with another black eye

first_imgAs if the horrendous SimCity launch and subsequent offline play hullaballoo wasn’t bad enough, EA now has to deal with security researchers at ReVuln finding a critical security flaw in the Origin content delivery platform.According to ReVuln, the problem stems from the way Origin handles the custom origin:// URIs. If an attacker can figure out the unique game ID for a particular title that’s installed on a remote system, he or she could then exploit the flaw and execute arbitrary code. It’s an easy enough guessing game to play, too, since brute forcing possible IDs will eventually turn up something useful. You’re still at risk if the Origin app is installed on your system even if you never use it — because your computer still knows what it’s supposed to do when it sees origin://.It may not even matter if you no longer have any games installed within Origin. If it turns out someone has a way to exploit Origin itself, your system could be at risk.One of the proposed fixes is to globally disable the offending URI using a third-party tool. That would render both web-based links and desktop shortcuts to individual games unusable, but the Origin app would still launch them without missing a beat. A second option would be to simply make it so web browsers ignore the origin:// links. It seems like a quick — and low-impact — workaround since most EA gamers aren’t likely to be launching games from links embedded in Gmail messages or Facebook updates.Makes you wonder how smart it is to install either SimCity or that bonus free game EA is dangling to say sorry for the hilariously bad launch.last_img read more

From the NFL Combine to Irish rugby Winkelman may be IRFUs smartest

first_imgFrom the NFL Combine to Irish rugby: Winkelman may be IRFU’s smartest hire The union’s Director of Athletic Performance and Science told us about the work he’s doing behind the scenes. By Murray Kinsella Short URL Share Tweet Email3 32,365 Views iTunes Source: Nick Winkelman/Twitter http://the42.ie/3280344 Android NICK WINKELMAN IS more accustomed to lines of scrimmage than scrums, but the American may yet prove to be the smartest hire David Nucifora has made for the IRFU.Winkelman has been part of Irish rugby since April of last year, when he joined under the title ‘Head of Athletic Performance and Science’.In basic terms, Winkelman’s job is to oversee the delivery and development of strength and conditioning [S&C] and sports science across all the national and provincial teams in Ireland. Source: IRFUJoe Schmidt’s Ireland, Ulster, Munster, Connacht, Leinster, Ireland U20s, Ireland 7s, Ireland Women – all of those teams and others have their own specific S&C staff, but Winkelman is at the top of this particular tree.While he has sharpened his sword in the trenches as a coach himself – and continues to do some direct coaching here – the main thrust of Winkelman’s job is to lead the strategic side of things. A big picture position.“I get to be the person behind the people in this role,” explains Winkelman during a fascinating hour-long conversation near the IRFU’s headquarters on Lansdowne Road.There have been changes to the athletic performance side of the IRFU in Winkelman’s opening 11 months here, with more to come, and his background means he has fitted in snuggly.He had no rugby experience whatsoever – he has enjoyed learning about the tactical and technical side of the sport – but Winkelman’s history in the world of athletic performance made him ideally suited to joining the IRFU.An American football player in his youth, Winkelman discovered a love for S&C during his high school years and moved on to study Exercise and Sports Science at Oregon State University, combining his studies with a job as a personal trainer.“My Dad gave me the very valuable advice that you should try to work alongside your degree,” says Winkelman. “It was like a practical lab to pressure test everything I was learning in school.”Winkelman was fortunate to have Guido Van Ryssegem – a man with 14 years of experience in professional baseball – as a mentor at Oregon State, and the Belgian native remains an influence on him to this day.Van Ryssegem informed the then 19-year-old Winkelman about an intriguing new company called Athlete’s Performance – now EXOS – which Mark Verstegen had launched to provide clients from a wide range of backgrounds with every single athletic service one could possibly imagine.“A private sanctuary of wraparound services for players – where they could come in their off-season, whatever the sport, and we could provide those services under one roof,” is how Winkelman explains it.“Unless you were playing with a pro team or were in the Olympics, but even a pro team didn’t have the whole multi-disciplinary thing nailed, so Mark was forward thinking enough to do it when it didn’t exist.”Winkelman pinned a Athlete’s Performance pamphlet to his “mental dashboard” and made working for them a primary goal in his life, securing an internship in 2006 and then a full-time job in the final month of that intern position. Source: EXOS/YouTubeOver the following decade, Winkelman became one of the key figures in what became EXOS, now perhaps the biggest high-performance company in the world.“Our season was every sport’s off-season, so in those 10 years, I worked with every sport you could think of, military included – which gave me some of the most valuable experiences.”Winkelman’s title with EXOS was ‘Director of Training Systems and Education,’ and one of his primary duties was to work with American footballers during their off-season from the NFL and those preparing for the NFL Combine.EXOS has become the prime destination for young stars looking for an edge, with last year seeing the company prepare 120 players for the Combine – a third of everyone invited.Working out of a facility in Phoenix, Arizona, Winkelman dealt with many of the best athletic specimens in the States.“These guys, physically and from a sport perspective, were the cream of the crop. We talk about that ceiling effect, in terms of how much you can actually improve their performance, because these guys were physically at the top of their game.“You talk to any of the 32 NFL teams – they won’t want to draft someone that they need to get stronger or need to get faster. They want them to come in with all of these physical qualities, with the technical and tactical ability to do it.”The words of IRFU performance director Nucifora come to mind here, with the Australian having previously stressed the need for young Irish players to come through the system ready to play senior rugby at an earlier stage.Clearly, Winkelman’s experience with preparing players for the NFL – oftentimes he only had four to six weeks to make a difference – will be valuable in Ireland.“Ideally, we’re delivering on the doorstep – from academy to senior rugby – a player that’s fit for purpose athletically to play that style of rugby for that given province,” says Winkelman of his role with the IRFU.“A lot of what we’re looking at is examining how we can better develop our players at the sub-academy and academy level.”The former EXOS man is particularly well known for his expertise in developing the areas of speed, agility and movement skill. Again, his work in American football is hugely relevant. Nucifora has been the IRFU’s performance director since 2014. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO“The NFL Combine is, fundamentally, the biggest interview of your life. It presented a unique challenge, because if you attack that from the standpoint of trying to make the athletes bigger or stronger, they’re already pretty close to that,” says Winkelman.“What we quickly realised is that the way you make significant improvements in tangible outcome metrics of speed and strength, was around movement and movement quality.“If you look at the heartbeat of EXOS, what we probably did and they still do differently than any other private entity, and even professional sports organisations for that matter, is the premium they place on movement quality and movement skill development.“They talk about developing speed and agility the same way a rugby coach would talk about developing passing and kicking, they really take it to that level of granularity.”Winkelman has a Ph.D. in Motor Learning and Sprinting, undertaken through the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and completed last year.His deep knowledge of how to increase the movement quality of athletes is a major element of what made him an attractive hire for the IRFU, and he has been working hands-on with the women’s sevens squad on their speed and agility.Winkelman has naturally been studying the athletic make-up of Irish rugby players in great depth, as well as the structures around their physical development, and it’s in this area of speed, agility and movement skill development that he and the coaches working underneath him have identified the biggest opportunity for growth.“There’s this historical reference point – which I had heard long before coming here – that in the Northern Hemisphere, within this sport, there might be an emphasis on strength and size,” says Winkelman.“The reason I was aware of that is that we had that exact same conversation in American football.“When we look at Irish rugby, I would say our ability to get size on guys, and our focus on making players fit for purpose around strength and power, is good. We’re well equipped in that space.“Genetically, you’re always going to be limited by how much size and strength you can put on, so within our current capacities, I think we have really good coaches on the ground that understand that space.“The area that we probably see the greatest opportunity for – and I want to be clear that it’s an opportunity and not necessarily a weakness – is around how are we transferring our strength and required size to the game itself, especially the specific facets of the game and the specific facets of the position. Irish rugby has some seriously quick athletes already. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“That brings us to this area of power development, how quickly we can impart force on an opponent or on the ground to move our body, and how that fits into the larger context of speed, agility and movement skill development.“Where I have spent the vast majority of my time teaching, educating and sharing ideas here has been around speed, agility and power.“If we look at a lot of the coach education that we’re going to bring in and have already been bringing in over the last year, it will be heavily based on linear speed, agility, reactive agility and decision-making.”Winkelman is quick to stress that one size certainly does not fit all, however, and says that this “general work-on” doesn’t necessarily apply to every player in Irish rugby.“Take an academy player who is a little bit light, they might need to put on a little bit of size and strength, just to tolerate the game. It might not have anything to do with their performance on the pitch, it might be a safety play.“Someone else might already be at a good body size, squatting 1.8 times their bodyweight.“If we have three units of S&C time in a week, for example, we may decide that their lateral movement could improve a little bit, their initial burst and the ability to break a line. Well, let’s put a unit of that time into speed.”Specificity in terms of position is important too – a prop obviously needs less exposure to 40-metre sprint work than a back, and Winkelman is capable of going into the most minute detail in these areas.He is also pushing all the coaches under his remit to work closely with their rugby staff to ensure that they continue to focus on areas of S&C that really make a difference in rugby.“It’s important that our athletic performance coaches are really tight together with our rugby coaches to look at game film, look at where agility and movement quality might be breaking down, and strategically integrate those types of movement skills into our warm-ups, or potentially into a top-up session for someone that really needs it.”The science arm of Winkelman’s role has been made far easier because of the IRFU’s early adoption of STATSports GPS and monitoring tools such as the Profiler system provided to them by Kitman Labs.“I was incredibly encouraged that so much of that hard work had been done in terms of profiling the game, technically, tactically and physiologically, and bringing that to bear within the practice side of things,” says Winkelman. Ireland’s GPS units, provided by STATSports. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO“Also, the work the likes of Des Ryan and Liam Hennessy did years ago, and that sharing of information, that precedent was already here.”Irish rugby has been compiling reams of physical data for years now, and Winkelman is keen to improve how they “mine it and interrogate it” over the coming seasons.“The sports science side, I like to think of it as the feedback loop of the title,” says Winkelman.“We need to be collecting the right kind of data that is reflective of how our players are navigating the training process and then use that information to feed back into the training process, whether to make a change to what we do strategically and/or how we guide the player through that.”Winkelman was also in charge of the education branch of EXOS’ – working with thousands of coaches around the world in person and through their online programmes – and he is now tasked with coaching the coaches under him in Ireland too.“Back in 2009 with EXOS, I saw that year after year our improvements were fairly static,” recalls Winkelman when we move the discussion into the science of coaching.“I realised that we didn’t need better facilities, and they weren’t going to give us any more time – in fact we were getting less time with the players as the years went on.“We had the best equipment, we were supporting the athletes with a multi-disciplinary team, so I asked the logical question – ‘What can we, as coaches, do to actually get better? What about me as a variable?’“With the IRFU, a lot of our heads of athletic performance around the country have voiced that they want to continue to get better at supporting their staff on the ground and a big area of that is not just what we coach but how we coach.“How do we instruct, how’s my body posture, my tone, the learning type of the athlete, how do these variables in the richness of humanity, how do we use those to get the most out of the athlete?“We would love to move towards what the rugby side is actually doing, where we can video coaches – arm them with resources to analyse themselves coaching.“It might be as simple as asking, ‘How many comments are positive? How many comments are negative? How often do you ask a question versus just telling the athlete?“If a coach says, ‘Hey, I really want to work on empowering my players and bringing about autonomy in my sessions.’ Well, it’s simple enough for us to video a couple of sessions and see if they are dictating, giving a lot of answers, or are involving players.” Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/YouTubeWinkelman’s knowledge in this sphere of coach education is deep and riveting. For those interested in the art of coaching, listening to him discuss topics like internal/external cueing and the value of providing feedback 33% of the time is hugely worthwhile.And while his direct area of concern is athletic performance and sports science, there is no reason why the IRFU cannot draw on Winkelman’s knowledge of coaching coaches beyond those spheres.The American’s desk at the union’s offices places him alongside Matt Wilkie, the IRFU’s new Head of Coach Education, and their conversations have been energetic.“Matt and I are having wonderful chats and I’ve been fortunate enough to sit in on rugby meetings and, when appropriate, provide some insight from my background in skill acquisition, which can be applied in kicking and passing as much as it can be in Olympic lifting and sprinting,” says the American.While pointing out that he wouldn’t touch on tactical or technical elements of rugby with “a 10-foot pole,” Winkelman agrees that reflective practice is also important to every coach, no matter what their particular are of focus is.“If a coach understands how to reflect at the end of a session on what went well, what they want to exploit moving forward, what didn’t go so well at a team level and an individual level and then arm them even with the vocabulary, that’s great.“If a coach doesn’t know things like internal/external cueing, instruction versus feedback, a constraint-led approach, player-centred versus coach-centred… if they don’t have the terminology, then they don’t know how to reflect on the session and say they’re going to change A to B.“Education gives them an internal narrative, so they understand the anatomy of coaching. Now when they reflect, they can say they’re going to ask more questions, position their cues more positively or next time design a session that allows for this versus this.“That’s equally beneficial for a rugby coach as it is for an S&C coach, or even for a physio after a session.”As with so many of the plans being rolled out under Nucifora’s watch, Winkelman’s job has a heavy focus on improving the quality of young players emerging into the professional Irish game.“As exciting as it is to be there for the November series and go into camp for the Six Nations, the vast majority of my time is spent looking at the systems for support for our academies and sub-academies,” says Winkelman.He is working alongside National Talent S&C Coach Martin Kennedy to ensure young players from the ages of 15 upwards are being tested and physically trained in a manner that will produce the most fit-for-purpose and injury-free athletes at senior level.In terms of rolling out the wide-ranging strategies, Winkelman and the IRFU have been developing a digital hub for the athletic performance community in Irish rugby, an add-on to the large seminars and conferences they will be running six times a year. 9 Comments “We can have coaches upload videos of their players sprinting, their agility, everything and from academy on up, and then we can jump on the phone after a batch of videos and have a conversation around what are the work-ons with this specific player,” explains Winkelman.“So the face-to-face education of coaches is supported with something that is digitally based, whereby all the videos from the events go there, people can bring up questions and collaborate, put research, silo information.“A hub where people can drive their own continuous improvement, because when you do reviews with the coaches they all have different areas they want to get better at. The resources are there, so if they have 10 minutes or an hour, they can go there and find the information they need.”Winkelman’s sheer enthusiasm for his work couldn’t be clearer or more infectious, and anyone who follows him on Twitter or Facebook will be aware of how active he is through those channels too.Book recommendations are a regular part of his social media output, although Winkelman explains that another of his mentors, Joe Gomes, head S&C coach with the Oakland Raiders, helped him to be more calculated in his reading.“For me, it’s been about evaluating my current job, what is needed in my remit, where the gap in my knowledge is, where the gap is in the organisation, and that’s where I focus my energy and time.“I think that allows you to be strategic and ensure you have a place to apply what you’re reading. I make daily time for it.”Winkelman is also a prolific presenter at international S&C events and while there are obviously areas of his work with the IRFU that will be kept in-house, he is keen to continue sharing his knowledge with the community, keen to inspire learning.Winkelman’s wife, two kids and dog joined him in making the move to Ireland last year, and when he’s not spending time with them, his “switch off” is DJing.He operates under the moniker Movere, mainly playing electro house, progressive house, and future house. Winkelman hasn’t imposed his playlists on players in the gym yet, but laughs and says he’s happy to share that too.Clearly, Winkelman is man with great energy and the impression is that he was an intelligent hire by Nucifora.Hungry to continue learning himself and motivated to help those under his remit along their own development journeys, the athletic performance and science side of Irish rugby appears to be in safe hands.“I’m not going to sit here and pretend we’re perfect,” says Winkelman, “but what we’re encouraging is the conversation, the education.”Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: Sunday 12 Mar 2017, 12:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘I go onto YouTube, have a look and think, ‘God, what a terrible game of rugby’Professionalism, attendance and equality: Should Ireland take a leaf out of France’s book? Mar 12th 2017, 12:00 PM Novices benefit from an external focus; however, as experience ↑ so does the benefit of using one’s normal focus https://t.co/rZZKXVv4LP pic.twitter.com/IH9SIrMhwM— Nick Winkelman (@NickWinkelman) February 13, 2017last_img read more

Duncan Hunter Sr addressed the public Tuesday afternoon

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter held a security briefing today at the USS Midway museum.The briefing outlined Hunter’s concerns with Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running for congress in California’s 50th District against Hunter’s son.KUSI’s Dan Plante was live near the USS Midway Tuesday afternoon with the latest.. Duncan Hunter Sr. addressed the public Tuesday afternoon Updated: 8:12 PM Dan Plante, October 16, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Dan Plante Posted: October 16, 2018last_img read more

Caesars hints at Japan commitment with new Hokkaido hockey sponsorship

first_img Load More RelatedPosts Caesars Entertainment has made a subtle statement about its long-term Japan ambitions with the announcement of a sponsorship deal with the East Hokkaido Cranes hockey team.The sponsorship, which has enabled the team to continue as a professional hockey outfit in the Asia League, sees Caesars join with more than 170 other companies to keep the professional league alive after the Cranes had disbanded due to issues with their previous sponsorship. Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts It also comes barely 48 hours after doubts were cast over Caesars’ international expansion plans following its US$17.3 billion merger with Eldorado Resorts, with Eldorado CEO Tom Reeg stating in an investor call that “the opportunity internationally will have to be stupendous for us to run in that direction.”In announcing the sponsorship deal, Caesars said it is “committed to investing in the communities in which we operate. We contribute to the local economy via taxes, salaries to locally hired employees, purchases from local suppliers and sponsorships such as this.”Managing Director of Caesars Entertainment Japan, William Shen, added that the company “has a long track record of developing and operating Integrated Resorts that grow and prosper hand-in-hand with our host communities.“We admire the Cranes’ proactive contributions to the local community and we feel great empathy in this regard. I hope that our support of the Cranes will contribute to the promotion of sports entertainment and community vitalization across Hokkaido and indeed throughout Japan.”last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting June 27

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will have an initial discussion on a proposed new homework policy for the district.The School Committee will review revised student handbooks for the Middle School and High School.The School Committee will recognize recent WHS graduate Robert Sica with a Perfect Attendance Award during his entire Wilmington Public Schools career.The School Committee will fill its secretary vacancy after Peggy Kane’s resignation.The School Committee will take its annual vote regarding excess equipment and textbook disposal.The School Committee will receive a report from the Superintendent, plus subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”last_img read more

Could Rick Perry Influence West Texas Nuclear Waste Plan

first_imgListen During his time as governor, Rick Perry was seen by environmentalists as an ally for a Texas nuclear waste company.As Energy Secretary, he now heads a department tasked with figuring out what to do with waste from nuclear power plants across the country. The company wants to be part of the solution – so what influence could Perry have on whether its plan moves forward?Perry himself said during his confirmation hearing in January that he’s been open to Texas helping solve the waste problem.“I was for bringing high level waste into the state of Texas while I was the governor,” he said.“Low-level” nuclear waste is stored at a federally-permitted facility near Andrews, TX. (Waste Control Specialists)A company called Waste Control Specialists is asking for permission to do that. The company already runs a “low-level” waste site in West Texas, and while Perry won’t decide directly whether they’re allowed to store more radioactive types of waste, he have some influence. That’s according to University of Houston environmental law professor Tracy Hester.“What Secretary Perry could do is set policy directions that would encourage the development of those kinds of facilities,” he says.The independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission will make the final call on the West Texas plan. Hester says Perry being open to that kind of proposal means the commission won’t dismiss it outright.“Considering that if he had signaled his opposition, that license application would’ve been much more problematic.”Perry has not commented specifically on the Waste Control Specialists plan. But Hester says with a new administration signaling it wants to move forward on the issue – and Texas now suing to force action from the federal government – the company probably feels good about its chances. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:09 X Sharelast_img read more

IRCTC to operate Maharajas Express for New Year travellers

first_imgNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website,Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTravellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC. Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.Our correspondentNew Year is just around the corner and those who wish to celebrate New year in a grand manner can go for Maharajas’ Express as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd (IRCTC) will operate its premier luxury train, the Maharajas’ Express, for a special and memorable trip. Travellers can celebrate festivities in style at pink city Jaipur and the historic city of Taj-Agra along with safari at Ranthambhore. The itinerary of “Gems of India” trip has been scheduled for December 30 and will take the travellers on a 3-night/4-day trip of Delhi-Agra-Ranthambore-Jaipur-Delhi.For booking of tickets, the Maharajas’ Express website has been enabled to accept online payments. Guests can now book tickets directly on its official website, www.the-maharajas.com. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.. In addition, the train, has launched a unique offer for people planning to sparkle their New Year celebrations. Pay for one adult only on twin sharing cabin while the second adult availing the same cabin will be on complimentary, if booked directly on Maharajas’ Express official website. “This is for the first time that IRCTC has launched a trip of its signature luxury train for celebrating the New Year in a grand style. The icing on the cake is that a traveller has to book just one ticket while his companion will travel in that cabin absolutely free,” said Dr AK Manocha, Chairman and Managing Director, IRCTC.Swathed in incredible opulence, the train, a signature enterprise of IRCTC, began its inaugural run in March 2010. Since then, it has been voted the world’s leading luxury train for four years in a row. Known for unmatched hospitality and off-train excursion, it runs on five circuits across north-west and central India, covering around a dozen destinations, mainly in Rajasthan, between the tourist months from October to March. The tariff, ranging between $3850 and $23,700, depending on the train’s five different circuits, includes meals, house wines and spirits, sightseeing and services of experienced guides. All the living cabins have been named after precious gems, such as Firoza, Moti, Manik, Panna and Hakik, in an effort to recreate the royal grandeur of the bygone era.last_img read more

Why teenagers rarely share online risks with parents

first_imgAn increasing number of teenagers get discouraged to talk to their parents about potentially risky online experiences, such as cyberbullying, sexual exchanges and viewing inappropriate content online, because parents tend to emote much stronger feelings and tend to freak out, become angry or scared, researchers have found. The study showed that parents and children often have much different perceptions of and reactions to the same online situations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”There seems to be a disconnect between what types of situations teenagers experience every day and what types of experiences parents have online,” said Pamela Wisniewski, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the US.”Teenagers tended to be more nonchalant and say that the incident made them embarrassed, while parents, even though they were reporting more low-risk events, emoted much stronger feelings, becoming angry and scared. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”For teenagers, some felt these types of experiences were just par for the course,” Wisniewski added, in the study, presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in Oregon.Parents who overreact, when their children report any such events, are likely to curb communication as when risky situation are reported to parents, they tend to freak out and make things worse, causing teenagers to refrain from talking about situations that may upset their parents. “When teenagers actually talked to their parents about what had happened, they often wanted help understanding or navigating the situation, but parents tended to misinterpret their intent, not realising that their teenagers were trying to open lines of communication,” Wisniewski said.Parental reactions – both over or under reactions – may not just thwart teenagers from seeking their parents’ help with a current problem, but also diminish the teenagers’ ability to successfully navigate future online encounters that may be even more risky, the researchers revealed.last_img read more