10 months ago’Amazing, powerful’ – David Luiz talks up Chelsea target Wilson

first_img‘Amazing, powerful’ – David Luiz talks up Chelsea target Wilsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid Luiz has talked up Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson amid interest from Chelsea.The Brazilian will have the task of marking Wilson when the Cherries take on Chelsea in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Blues assistant Gianfranco Zola yesterday confirmed the club’s interest in the 26-year-old. And Luiz certainly rates his abilities.”I think he is amazing, a great player,” said Luiz. “He is doing really well. He is a top number nine with power and great movement. “He is scoring a lot of goals, he did well in his first game for England. If he continues in this way, he is a player to play in the best teams in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeat

first_imgWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says they must learn from defeat to Liverpool.Coady, facing his former club, believes that the clinical manner of the two goals underlines the quality of the Premier League.He said, “They’re top drawer, with their movement and the way that they drag people out of position, so fair play to them, but from our point of view we have to look at the goals and improve, and make sure we’re focusing for the full game.”The first goal is a great finish but we could have stopped that happening by stopping the quick free-kick being taken. However, we’ve switched off there and we’ve switched off when the cross comes in for the second one.”You can’t afford to do that against any team in this league, but they’re at the top of the league and they’re really going to punish you.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leave

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer tells Man Utd (& fans): I don’t want to leaveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he wants to keep the job.Victory at Newcastle United meant Solskjaer continued his 100 per cent start as interim manager and he challenged his players to continue that form with tougher tests ahead.He also became the first United manager to win opening four games since Sir Matt Busby 73 years ago.”I don’t want to (leave) – of course I won’t,” Solskjaer said. “It’s such a great bunch of players, fantastic atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game.”I’m doing my job as long as I’m here. If you win four you can win another four with this club.”That’s the challenge, that’s the standard we know. That used to be the challenge from the gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson).” last_img read more

Missouri Man Arrested For Posting Threats On Yik Yak Towards Mizzou Students

first_imgyik yak app logo.Twitter/@EMichiganEagles The issues at Missouri continue to escalate, following the resignation of system president Tim Wolfe after a string of racially-charged incidents across the Columbia campus spurred large-scale protests by students. Things took a frightening turn on Tuesday night, when a local man posted terroristic threats towards black Mizzou students on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. Warning: some of the posts contain explicit language.University of Missouri police arrest suspect for posting online threats https://t.co/Beq5jfNSIK pic.twitter.com/8baXsfJXTu— Mary Georgantopoulos (@marygeorgant) November 11, 2015Update on Missouri University: Anonymous posts death threat towards black students on Yik Yak!#ConcernedStudent1950 pic.twitter.com/cIZGhhfFib— Ray Warren Symposium (@rwsymplc) November 11, 2015screenshotted this before it got removed #Mizzou pic.twitter.com/tK2MjCRvM9— Lara Haft (@badpriestess) November 11, 2015Early this morning, a local 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making the threatening posts, though it has not yet been confirmed that he was the poster. According to reports, he is not a Mizzou student, and was not near campus when the messages were posted.19-year-old Hunter M. Park for making terrorist threats towards the Mizzou campus on social media. pic.twitter.com/wx5YcjqhmW— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) November 11, 2015Have apprehended suspect who used multiple accts to threaten @Mizzou students. He was never physically near campus @MUalert— R. Bowen Loftin (@bowtieger) November 11, 2015The school sent out this email to students this morning.#Mizzou sent this email to students this morning. pic.twitter.com/PvbiK4YwJp— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) November 11, 2015We hope these issues pass, and Missouri proves to be a safe, inclusive place for all students soon enough. Please stay safe, everyone.last_img read more

ESPN Names College Football’s 5 Most “Entertaining” Teams

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The college football season is nearly here. In just two days, Week 1 of the college football season kicks off with 12 Thursday night games on the docket.As another season approaches, ESPN college football Mark Schlabach took a look at the “most-entertaining” teams in the nation. It’s an interesting list to say the least.The list is broken down into four scoring categories – which range from a team in the national spotlight, to how impressive its offense is. You can see the breakdown here.Here are the five most-entertaining teams entering 2018:ClemsonMichiganAlabamaFlorida StateTexas A&MThe full list of 10 teams can be seen here.Clemson, Alabama, and Michigan to a point, are in the College Football Playoff discussion. Meanwhile, Texas A&M sports a new head coach and Florida State starts Deondre Francois at quarterback once again.The 2018 season will be full of interesting plotlines.Stay tuned.[ESPN]last_img read more

Michigan DL Michael Dwumfour Carted Off Field After Lower Leg Injury

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling the University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan just finally took the lead against Maryland on Saturday afternoon, but Wolverines fans now have something else to worry about. Defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour suffered what appeared to be a serious injury near the end of the second quarter.Dwumfour, attempting to make a play, appeared to injure his right lower leg. Some have speculated that it looks like an Achilles injury – others think it might be his knee.Either way, he was unable to put weight on his leg and was walking with a noticeable limp. Michigan’s entire team eventually came out onto the field in support of their teammate.Dwumfour was able to avoid getting on the stretcher, but he still needed to be carted off the field.Stretcher came out for Michigan DL Michael Dwumfour but he didn’t need it to get onto cart that will take him off the field and it looks like he hurt his right knee. His teammates came on the field to show support with many giving him a tap and some words.— Larry Lage (@LarryLage) October 6, 2018The team comes out as Dwumfour is carted off pic.twitter.com/4mzWqiPfQC— Aria Gerson (@aria_gerson) October 6, 2018Dwumfour looked pretty sullen as the cart went up the tunnel. Radio says it looked like a non contact injury— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) October 6, 2018Michigan, with just one minute until halftime, holds a 10-7 lead. Despite the scoreline, they’ve dominated the Terrapins.We’ll keep you updated on Dwumfour’s status – but it’s a sure bet he won’t be playing the rest of the day.last_img read more

Dabo Swinney Responds To Criticism Of Clemson’s 2019 Schedule

first_imgA closeup of Dabo Swinney.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the fourth quarter in the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)On Wednesday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney went to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta to receive the MacArthur Trophy for the Tigers’ national title win over Alabama.While there, Swinney was asked by a local South Carolina reporter about Clemson’s schedule.The reporter asked Swinney about the comparative schedules between Clemson and rival South Carolina. The Gamecocks feature the most-difficult schedule in college football this season, per ESPN.In asking his question, the reporter brought up the “lack of competition in the ACC.”Swinney laughed at the question before giving his response:“Boy that’s a loaded question isn’t it? I couldn’t disagree more on how you phrased the question. There’s no lack of competition in our league. There’s a reason we’ve won two out of the last three national championships and it’s not because we don’t play anybody.We’ve played everybody. We’ve played Alabama three times in national championships. We’ve played Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M…Our league had 11 bowl teams this year…our league is incredibly competitive and deep.”You can see his full response here.Clearly Swinney doesn’t think the Tigers need to schedule any differently heading into future seasons.Clemson opens the 2019 season against Georgia Tech.last_img read more

NCAA Expected To Pass New Guidelines Restricting Transfer Waiver Approval

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p The NCAA Division I council is expected to approve a package of new guidelines that could make it more difficult for college football and basketball players who transfer to receive immediate eligibility via waivers, according to a document obtained by USA TODAY Sports.The NCAA instituted a new policy in 2018-19 allowing waivers to be granted on a case-by-case basis.Former Georgia transfer Justin Fields received immediate eligibility at Ohio State. Not long after, Tate Martell received immediate eligibility for Miami after transferring from Ohio State.However, the process did not work for former Georgia tight end Luke Ford, who transferred to Illinois to be closer to his ailing grandfather – a move the NCAA receive hefty criticism for.Perhaps the organization wants to avoid backlash on a case-by-case basis by instituting its new rules. However, most of the reaction to today’s new isn’t great for the NCAA.Stay tuned for an official announcement. A referee's outfit for an NCAA Tournament game.LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 19: An NCAA patch is seen on a referee’s shirt during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Hampton Pirates at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The NCAA appeared to be on the right track when it comes to allowing athletes in major sports to transfer and gain eligibility immediately for their new program.Until now.According to Dan Wolken of USA Today, the NCAA will meet in Indianapolis on Wednesday to discuss proposed new guidelines, which include an update to directions for decisions on whether waiver requests should be granted.Here’s more from the report:last_img read more

2021 4-Star DE Landyn Watson Announces Commitment

first_img This for you Granny…🙏🏽 COMMITTED… #LandOfWatson #KnowYourself 414➡️512➡️225 pic.twitter.com/N0IiWji8WX— Landyn Watson 💭 (@landynwatson) July 29, 2019The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Watson is the No. 11 weak-side defensive end in the 2021 class and the 33rd-ranked junior in the state of Texas, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The 176th-rated prospect in the 2021 cycle, Watson is the first commitment for LSU for 2021.Currently, the Tigers are near the top of the 2020 class rankings. LSU players warming up before playing Auburn.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: The LSU Tigers warm up before a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)One of the top defensive ends in the 2021 class made an early commitment tonight. Landyn Watson is LSU-bound.The Hutto (Tex.) four-star product announced his commitment to the Tigers this evening, choosing LSU over Baylor, Colorado, Texas A&M, Houston and others.Watson made it official with a post on Twitter.“I’ve dreamt of playing football at the next level since I was 6,” he wrote. “I’ve put in countless hours of hard work and dedication to be in this position today. With that being said I am proud to announce that I am committed to Louisiana State University.”last_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Interviewed Ryan Day Ahead Of Ohio State’s Opener

first_imgOhio State coach Ryan Day on the sideline during a football game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day looks on during the second half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The Ryan Day era is just about to begin at Ohio State, as the former offensive coordinator is now taking over as the head coach. He’ll have large shoes to fill due to the departure of Urban Meyer.Meyer’s decision to retire might not be as crucial of a blow as many expected because of Day. Throughout the 2018 season, the Buckeyes did an excellent job of grooming him for this position.On Saturday, the 40-year-old coach will have his first chance to show he’s a worthy successor to Meyer.Before Ohio State gets ready to face Florida Atlantic, Meyer conducted an interview with Day for FOX Sports. The full interview won’t be aired until this weekend, but a preview of it was just released. The main question that Meyer asked Day was how he feels when he walks into Ohio Stadium.“First off, my heart starts pumping,” Day told Meyer. “You think back on all the great players and great coaches that have been here before. The great games that have been played here at the Horseshoe just make you realize it’s such a responsibility when you step in here.”You can watch the preview of this interview here:”First off, my heart starts pumping.”Catch the full interview with Urban Meyer and Ryan Day on what it means to be the head coach at @OhioStateFB during Big Noon Kickoff Saturday at 11am ET on FOX. pic.twitter.com/wt2hHfCbQF— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 27, 2019Ohio State will try to make the College Football Playoff after missing out the past two years.Day is going to deal with a ton of pressure, but he seems ready for the challenge. As for his team, we’ll find out if they’re also prepared for this season when Week 1 begins later this week.last_img read more

The WSJ Published A College Football “Grid Of Shame”

first_imgA general view of Rutgers football stadium.NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)With only hours to go until the start of the 2019 season, the Wall Street Journal has released its annual college football “Grid of Shame.” The grid reflects how proud or embarrassed the fanbase should be of the program relative to how good it is.“The Grid helps fans determine how bad they should feel about feeling good about their favorite football team. It measures both how good major college football teams are on the gridiron, and how disgraceful they are off of it,” WSJ.com writes.In the 2019 edition of the Grid of Shame, a few powerhouses were definitely on the shameful side of things.Michigan State and Ohio State in particular are considered embarrassing-powerhouses. The Larry Nassar scandal at MSU and the Zach Smith scandal at OSU are the most likely reasons for their low rankings.In fact, less than a dozen Power Five programs deemed “powerhouses” were also deemed “admirable.” Washington, Utah, UCF, Auburn, and Clemson all stood out from the crowd.oh jeez pic.twitter.com/pHWgaGnkVn— MVictors (@MVictors) August 29, 2019 But far more programs were either admirable-weaklings, or embarrassing-powerhouses. Duke, Pitt, Boston College and Northwestern were placed in the former category. Georgia, LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, and Michigan all fell into the latter one.The two weakest programs on the list, Rutgers and Kansas, were also among the most embarrassing. Kansas was above only Baylor in terms of “weaklings.”It’s a strange grid that’s certainly bound to get just about everyone except Utah and Washington fans mad.That may be the only thing people who sees this image can agree upon…last_img read more

India take unassailable 2-0 lead over Korea, clinch women’s hockey series

first_img Press Trust of India JincheonMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 16:41 IST Skipper Rani Rampal scored India’s first goal against Korea (Hockey India Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSSkipper Rani Rampal and Navjot Kaur scored for IndiaIndia will play last match of the series on Friday (May 24)India had defeated Korea by identical margin in opening gameThe Indian women’s hockey team came from a goal down to eke out a close 2-1 win over South Korea in the second game and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, here Wednesday.The Indians had earlier defeated Korea by identical margin in the opening game of the series.India will take on Korea in the inconsequential last match of the series on Friday.On Wednesday, skipper Rani Rampal (37th minute) and Navjot Kaur (50th) scored for India after Lee Seungju gave South Korea the lead in the 19th minute through a field strike.The match started on a fast-paced note with both India and Korea trading penalty corners in the first quarter but goalkeepers of both the teams made some fine saves to keep a clean slate.Four minutes into the second quarter, Korea took the lead through Seungju’s field goal.Stunned by the Koreans, the Indians made a strong comeback after the change of ends and pulled a goal back seven minutes into the third quarter through captain Rani’s brilliant field effort.India kept up the pressure on the Korean defence and surged ahead in the 50th minute through Navjot’s strike.”Our performance was much better than the first match. Our skill control in today’s game was much better and the quality was good and consistent. I believe we could have scored more goals but the intensity and effort was good from the team,” India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said after the game.Marijne said good results here would boost the team’s confidence ahead of the important c in Hiroshima later this year.advertisement”I am happy with the adjustments the team made. We played our first match just 24 hours after we arrived in Jincheon. It is nice we have won two matches in this three-match series. This will surely boost the team’s spirit ahead of the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019,” he added.High on confidence after their impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia earlier this year, India had won the opening game with identical margin.Also Read | Indian women’s hockey team beat South Korea 2-1 in tour openerAlso Read | Hockey: Need to score consistently under tight marking, says Graham ReidAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Indian women hockey teamFollow South KoreaFollow Lee SeungjuFollow FIH Women’s series Finals Next India take unassailable 2-0 lead over Korea, clinch women’s hockey seriesHigh on confidence after their impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia earlier this year, India had won the opening game with identical margin.advertisementlast_img read more

Faraday Future Teases A Drag Race Between Its Prototype and Supercars

first_img Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car, and It’s Gorgeous Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Editors’ Recommendations A Soaring Roof Defines This Paradise of an Arizona Desert Dwelling How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Faraday Future continues to tease its first production model, despite reports that it will be delayed. Last week, it was a peek at the nose of its new car, and this week the electric vehicle startup pits a prototype against some of the world’s quickest cars.The brief teaser shows a covered Faraday Future prototype pulling up to the starting line on a drag racing strip to face off against a Bentley Bentayga, Tesla Model X, and Ferrari 488GTB – unfortunately, we don’t see the results of the race in this clip. This may seem like a random assortment of relatively fast cars, but it actually says a great deal about Faraday’s first model.Let’s first address the Ferrari. It’s fast. That’s probably the only qualifier for its being part of this “race.” Showing its prototype out-accelerating a sub-3.0 second 0 to 60 mph car (that costs well over $200,000) is a pretty gutsy and eye-opening declaration. The Tesla Model X matchup is equally interesting, as Tesla is Faraday’s main rival, and the Model X is the current halo model. Finally, the Bentley Bentayga may seem out of left field, but its potent 6.0-liter V12, high top speed, and hefty price rag may show how much quicker an advanced electric crossover can be in a straight line.We are intrigued to learn the results of the drag race teaser, but we’re equally curious about whether Faraday Future’s production car (set for reveal at next month’s CES) will be assembled any time soon. Work on the company’s factory in North Las Vegas has halted, and Faraday’s Chinese patron, tech company LeEco, is running low on cash.A former employee has called Faraday’s plans a major long shot. The Las Vegas plant won’t resume construction until next year, there are reports of FF holding millions of dollars in debts and the company’s caged communication strategy doesn’t give us any hints about corporate health.Everything may perhaps ride on the CES concept, so expect several new rumors and teasers to break before January.last_img read more

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco

first_img Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Editors’ Recommendations San Francisco: 1967. It was the summer that forever altered American culture. The “Summer of Love.”More than 100,000 free-thinkers, poets, radicals, post-beatniks, and (those would become known as) “hippies” gathered in the city’s progressively minded Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Their common bond was a rejection of increased American consumerism, materialist values, a general distrust of the government, and a strong opposition to the Vietnam War. Psychedelic new age drugs like LSD and a unified dismissal of social norms fueled an unprecedented wave of countercultural and utopian creativity in the forms of art, music, and design. Fast-forward to 2017 and the Summer of Love is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. More than 60 California organizations — civic, cultural, arts, music, and social services — are banding together to celebrate one of the most iconic cultural turning points in American history. Throughout March and April, commemorative events (many free) will be held throughout San Francisco.The California Historical Society offers a great historical primer (both online and at their Mission Street location) on the event and its influence over the past five decades. Anyone looking to get a real-world look at how the Summer of Love shaped the city should look to The Magic Bus. The bold, hippie-inspired buses tour Union Square, Chinatown, and Haight-Ashbury with guided narration and a full video/audio production. Projection screens inside the bus depict late-’60s documentary footage of the SoL, Golden Gate Park’s Human Be-In (a critical prelude to the Summer of Love), and key moments from the Civil Rights Movement.Photo by Gene Anthony, Courtesy, California Historical SocietyFor a deeper dive, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive have collaborated to create Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. The exhibition, which runs through May 21, 2017, is touted as the most comprehensive examination of the Summer of Love and the counterculture that defined it. It explores the movement’s effects on design in general and art and architecture in particular. The story is relayed through hundreds of works including interactive media displays, alt literature, experimental furniture, and documentary films.Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll at the de Young Museum explores the confluence of the era’s new music explosion with the worlds of art and fashion. The GRAMMY Museum has also debuted a special, limited photography exhibition entitled Jim Marshall’s 1967. Through a series of 60 carefully selected images, it tells the story of the Summer of Love as captured through the lens of legendary photographer Jim Marshall as he documented the music spawned by the event.Check the event calendar for a full list of upcoming events. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Falllast_img read more

Explore London’s Culinary Community with Evan Evans Small Group Experiences

first_imgBOCA RATON, Fla., March 6, 2019 – While London’s reputation as a food capital continues to grow, Evans Evans wants travelers to experience the incredible variety it has to offer through two of their new small group culinary experiences. These culinary tours offer travelers a perfect way to connect to this city’s local culture, whether they are visiting London for a long weekend or for a full-on vacation.As a recipient of the 2018 ‘Service Provider of the Year’ award from UKinbound and London’s longest-established and largest sightseeing company, Evan Evans provides unforgettable journeys to Britain’s most iconic locations.With a group of no more than 16 guests, Evan Evans’ two, half-day culinary experiences will take you off the well-beaten path. Our small group size makes for a more intimate and authentic way to connect with our expert tour guides who can give you the inside scoop on historical and contemporary attractions, and to meet fellow travelers who share a passion for food. Urban Culinary Experience London is a scrumptious tour that will lift the lid on London’s thriving artisanal food sector. As you journey into Hackney, the city’s trendiest borough, you’ll explore dining at a truly local level and learn its grassroots history. Experience pop-up dining with a difference at Eleven98, the brainchild of local chef Aidan Brooks, who welcomes you into his home for a unique two-course culinary experience.  You will also hear from Head Grower, Sophie Verhagen, who will explain where Aidan grows his ingredients and how he sources them. At 58Gin, visit the site of a proudly independent, award-winning gin distillery based under a railway arch in Hackney. Delight in a gin tasting session that explores the unique botanical blends and listen to the story of how Mark ‘Moonshine’ Marmont was inspired to set up his gin-making business from a kitchen table using traditional alembic copper stills from Portugal. You’ll also visit a unique bakery that provides an invaluable service to the local community. Luminary Bakery is committed to providing a supportive environment to female victims of poverty and violence by providing them with skills training and paid employment. (4-hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31) Borough Market & Gin Distillery Small Group Tour ushers you into London’s thriving food and drink market. Gain an insight into local culture as you visit the historic Borough Market– the oldest and largest food market in London dating back to 1014. You’ll enjoy the market’s sights and smells as you walk around. Its warren of passageways hides a sprawling cornucopia of everything from traditional British produce to international culinary delight. You’ll have ample time to explore the market at your own leisure and indulge in what’s on offer, from Sri Lankan street food to charcuterie from South Tyrol and everything else in between. Using our exclusive VOX audio headset technology, a professional tour guide will bring the history of this fantastic market to life on a guided tour that showcases its unique Victorian and Art Deco and architectural features. At London’s well-known Gin distilleries, you’ll get to taste and learn all about gin. Go behind the scenes and discover how this local distillery produces gin, examine the differences between styles of gin and hear how the various herbs used in the distilling process impact the overall flavor. (4 hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 – March 31)   About Evan Evans Evan Evans is the longest-established and largest sightseeing company in London, and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930. Our exciting range of tours bring you the best Britain has to offer, from majestic palaces and castles and quaint country villages to the historic cities of Bath, Oxford and Canterbury. All tours are operated to the highest standard of quality on our new fleet of luxury, air-conditioned coaches and are escorted by professional local guides, whose wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure you have a day out to remember. About The TreadRight Foundation Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working 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 Céline Cousteau and Terri Irwin. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.orglast_img read more

$1.33 Billion to Implement NIDS in 2019/2020

first_img The allocation has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The Government will be spending $1.33 billion to implement the National Identification System (NIDS) in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. The Government will be spending $1.33 billion to implement the National Identification System (NIDS) in the 2019/2020 fiscal year.The allocation has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The money will be used to commence piloting of NIDS with public-sector employees and continue the recruitment of key NIDS staff for the Project Enforcement Unit (PEU), in the Office of the Prime Minister.It will also go towards the continuation of the NIDS communication campaign; completing the digitisation of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) records; and procuring hardware and software to establish necessary hosting and enrolment sites.Up to December 2018 under the project, key NIDS staff had been recruited for the PEU; and a NIDS Public Engagement Portal had been developed and launched.In addition, NIDS hosting, production and enrolment sites had been identified and workstations approved; and the National Identification and Registration Bill was approved and the Regulations developed.The project, which is being implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister, seeks to establish a unique identification number for individuals and develop a secure, efficient and reliable database of all Jamaican citizens.It is being funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project is slated to end in November, 2023. The money will be used to commence piloting of NIDS with public-sector employees and continue the recruitment of key NIDS staff for the Project Enforcement Unit (PEU), in the Office of the Prime Minister. Story Highlightslast_img read more

First Consultation on Child Diversion Policy Set for August 19

first_img The first of four islandwide consultations is to be held at the St. Andrew High School for Girls, in Kingston, on Monday, August 19. Story Highlights The policy seeks to establish a formal framework for dealing with children in conflict with the law The first of four islandwide consultations on the Draft National Child Diversion Policy is to be held at the St. Andrew High School for Girls, in Kingston, on Monday, August 19.Being conducted by the Ministry of Justice, the exercise aims to educate and sensitize the Jamaican public and gain feedback on the policy, which seeks to establish a formal framework for dealing with children in conflict with the law throughout the criminal justice process, with a view to ensuring that detention or institutionalisation is a measure of last resort.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, is inviting members of the public, especially those who work directly with children or those interested in their welfare to attend these sessions, which will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day.“Anyone who feels they have an interest in justice as meted out to children, can come to those sessions and give us their input which will be considered,” Mrs. Palmer said, while addressing the opening of a consultation for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on the draft policy framework, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, today (August 15).She noted that while the process to develop this policy on child diversion has been “in gestation for a long time…we are at the point now where we need the insight, the input, and the significant collaboration of stakeholders.”The Kingston session will cater to the parishes of St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew and St. Thomas. The next session will be held on Tuesday, August 20, at the St. Mary High School and will cater to residents of St. Mary, Portland and St. Ann.The West Jamaica Conference Centre in Mount Salem, Montego Bay, will be the venue for the next consultation on Wednesday (August 21). This will cater to the parishes of Trelawny, St. James and Hanover. The final session, scheduled for Thursday(August 22) will be hosted at the St. Elizabeth Technical High School, 90 Main Street, Santa Cruz and will accommodate residents of Westmoreland, St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Clarendon. The exercise aims to educate and sensitize the Jamaican public and gain feedback on the policylast_img read more

Relations between Jamaica and Haiti to be Strengthened

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, said the visit was timely and would strengthen the co-operation and friendly relations that Jamaica has with Haiti. Under the instruction of the Prime Minister, we are to provide some scholarships for Haitians at the HEART Trust/NTA; the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) and at some of our teachers’ colleges. President Martelly, during his visit, pointed out that education is one of his main priorities for Haiti. Story Highlights Bilateral relations between Haiti and Jamaica are expected to improve, following  the State Visit of the President of that country, His Excellency Michel Martelly and his delegation, last week.Speaking with JIS News, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, said the visit was  timely and would strengthen the co-operation and friendly relations that Jamaica has with Haiti.The State Minister  added that there is much that Jamaica has to offer in the areas of education, health, tourism, agriculture and security. “We have the expertise, the knowledge and we can assist them in terms of their development,” he said.President Martelly, during his visit,  pointed out that education is one of his main priorities for Haiti. “I have been able to give free access to about 1,300, 000 children to attend school. It is great to bring that mentality out, that it is important to attend school. However, what the children are taught in school is even more important,” Mr. Martelly  said.In light of the President’s interest in education, Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald G. Thwaites, said the Ministry is anxious to have discussions with the Haitian Government for Jamaican teachers of English to teach in that country and for Haitian teachers to teach French here.“Under the instruction of the Prime Minister, we are to provide some scholarships for Haitians at the HEART Trust/NTA; the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) and at some of our teachers’ colleges. This is necessary as their educational institutions were decimated by the earthquake in 2010,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Minister of National Security, Hon Peter Bunting, said the Government of Haiti has an interest in re-establishing their force. “They were anxious to look at our model of a professional army to get an idea of a model they can follow. In our meeting, we also discussed support of policing, disaster and emergency management, their support in border security, protecting our Maritime space and of course their role in certain ceremonial occasions,” the Minister noted.last_img read more

Vulnerable Groups Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine

first_img Principal Medical Officer and National Epidemiologist in the Ministry, Dr. Karen Webster-Kerr, told JIS News that over 20,000 doses of the vaccine were purchased in adult and paediatric formulations in preparation for the flu season and, so far, 15,000 have been distributed. The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children and pregnant women, to get the influenza vaccine. Dr. Wright is encouraging persons to practise proper hygiene to prevent themselves and others from getting the flu. The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children and pregnant women, to get the influenza vaccine.Principal Medical Officer and National Epidemiologist in the Ministry, Dr. Karen Webster-Kerr, told JIS News that over 20,000 doses of the vaccine were purchased in adult and paediatric formulations in preparation for the flu season and, so far, 15,000 have been distributed.Director, Health Promotion and Protection Branch in the Ministry, Dr. Beverley Wright, noted that take-up of the vaccine has been good, so far.However, she stressed the need for persons with chronic illnesses, the elderly, pregnant women and healthcare workers to get vaccinated.She noted that while the vaccine may not prevent persons from contracting the influenza virus, it will protect them against more aggressive strains.Dr. Wright is encouraging persons to practise proper hygiene to prevent themselves and others from getting the flu.These include washing hands regularly and keeping hands away from the eyes, nose and mouth.For those already with the flu, she advises them to cover their mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing and to properly discard the used tissue. Also, shared items and surfaces should be disinfected regularly to minimise the likelihood of spreading the virus.Dr. Wright said infected persons should stay home while they recover. “Do not take the virus into the office or classroom and put your colleagues at risk if you can avoid doing so,” she said.The Ministry of Health last year introduced the No Germs Round Here campaign which addresses the prevention of a number of infections, including influenza and conjunctivitis (Pink Eye). Story Highlightslast_img read more

Jamaican Student is Regional Representative on CSA

first_imgStory Highlights During his tenure, Mr. Fraser will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of national student organisations (NSOs) of 13 countries and provide oversight to the establishment of NSOs where none exist. Jamaica’s Benjamin Fraser is the Caribbean and the Americas Regional Representative on the Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA).Mr. Fraser was among several CSA Executives who were installed by the Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, on February 22, in Nadi, Fiji, during the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) and Integrated Partners Forum.During his tenure, Mr. Fraser will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of national student organisations (NSOs) of 13 countries and provide oversight to the establishment of NSOs where none exist.The 21-year-old is a second-year law student at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and is a past student of Ardenne High School.No stranger to leadership roles, Mr Fraser is presently the Second Vice-President for National and International Affairs in the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) and President of Called to Lead Jamaica.The CSA, which was launched in 2012 at the 18th CCEM in Mauritius, seeks to unify and represent the needs and aspirations of national student councils and other student organisations in the Commonwealth. According to Mr. Fraser, the CSA empowers students of the Commonwealth to: influence change in education, contribute to their societies, and amplify the students’ voices through the collaboration between student leaders and educational stakeholders.Mr. Fraser is currently forming a regional working group to carry out the mandate of the CSA in the region.He is encouraging student leaders in the region who are interested in being a part of the working group to send a statement of interest to: caribbeanamericas.csa@gmail.com.Countries within this region that are part of the CSA are Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Canada.“We are asking students from all countries in the region to volunteer their skills in photography, film, writing, graphic design, planning and research. When effectively coordinated, our skills and energy are the most important ingredients for effective student advocacy,” Mr. Fraser said. Mr. Fraser is currently forming a regional working group to carry out the mandate of the CSA in the region. Jamaica’s Benjamin Fraser is the Caribbean and the Americas Regional Representative on the Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA).last_img read more