Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates in Chennai: Gujarat Beat Patna 29-26

first_imgGujarat Fortunegiants had a week’s break after their home leg, where they lost four matches on the trot, and will be raring to get going with a victory to their name. Their raiding department has been led by Rohit Gulia as he is the team’s only raider to have scored a Super 10 in this season.The team would want Sachin to find the form that saw him feature among the top 10 raiders of both, Season 5 and Season 6. He currently averages only 4.77 raid points this season; much lower than to his overall average of 7.Skipper Sunil Kumar and his Cover partner Parvesh Bhainswal have scored 48 combined tackle points in the team’s 9 matches so far. Pankaj also scored 6 tackle points in the team’s previous match to further bolster their strong defence. This season has seen the team slump to their biggest losing-streak in Pro Kabaddi history so far and Manpreet Singh’s men will want nothing more than to return to winning ways once again.After a slow start to the game, @BengalWarriors came out all guns blazing to sink the Pirate ship in #KOLvPAT!Watch all the LIVE action from #VIVOProKabaddi on Star Sports and Hotstar.#IsseToughKuchNahi— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 22, 2019 Patna Pirates will be looking to recover from their defeat to Bengal Warriors on Thursday quickly and secure a win against Gujarat Fortunegiants to move off the bottom spot in the season 7 standings. They have the season’s second-most successful raider in Pardeep Narwal in their ranks and the ‘Record-Breaker’ is in prime form following his 12-point performance in the team’s previous match.However, the defenders haven’t been able to make a huge mark so far and after Jaideep, who features fourth in the list of the season’s top defender, the next most successful defender is Neeraj Kumar with 19 tackle points in 9 matches.The team averages 10.11 tackle points in Season 7 but managed only 6 against a strong Bengal Warriors raiding roster. They will hope that the defenders come good against Gujarat Fortunegiants to ensure a big win for their side.last_img read more

Shia LaBeouf to play tennis star John McEnroe in a new biopic Borg/McEnroe

first_imgShia LaBeouf will play John McEnroe in new biopic Borg/McEnroe.ALSO READ: Shia LaBeouf pens his experience behind bars for Prison Ramen: Recipes And Stories From Behind Bars The 29-year-old actor – who found fame starring in the Transformers franchise – will take on the task of depicting the American former World No. 1 tennis player in a movie about his epic rivalry with Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg.Speaking at a press conference for his other forthcoming project American Honey – in which he plays Jake, a dirt poor leader of an itinerant magazine sales crew – at the Cannes Film Festival, he cryptically explained how he relates to his characters and said, “Jake is me. So is McEnroe. That’s it, man I understand these people, I empathise with them. I get it. You turn things up and turn things down. It’s me.”LaBeouf added that although he doesn’t play tennis, his backhand “is getting there” after he took up lessons.The Transformers Revenge of the Fallen star will be joined by Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason, who has been cast to Borg and Stellan Skarsgard, who will star as Borg’s coach Lennart Bergelin.The biopic was announced at Cannes in the South of France over the weekend by Swedish producers Film Vaest and will centre on the great tennis rivalry between the successful pair on and off the court, through the late 1970s and 1980s.After a build-up of a couple of years, the pair met at the Wimbledon in 1980 where McEnroe was beaten by Borg at his first final resulting in the Swede winning his fifth consecutive title at the London-based tournament in what is widely considered to be the best final ever played.advertisementMcEnroe exacted revenge two months later, beating Borg in the five-set final of the 1980 US Open.He met Borg at Wimbledon again and won but his club membership was not recorded because of his on-court outbursts.Borg and McEnroe met for their last confrontation in the final of the 1981 US Open with McEnroe winning four sets and becoming the first male player since the 1920s to nab three consecutive US Open singles titles.Speaking about their relationship and epic rivalry, LaBeouf said, “There’s 30,000 people in the stands, millions watching (on television) and there are two dudes (McEnroe and Borg). There is something really romantic about that. You don’t often see masculine love portrayed honestly.”McEnroe, who is now aged 57, was known as the hellraiser of the sport because of his confrontational on-court behaviour and revolutionised the image of tennis.LaBeouf is just as cocky in the public eye and famously showed his contempt for celebrity culture, when he wore a brown paper bag on his head at a red-carpet premiere at the Berlin Film Festival two years ago.last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir handed four-match ban for alercation with coach Bhaskar Pillai

first_imgSeasoned India opener Gautam Gambhir was on Saturday handed a four-match suspension from first-class cricket for his altercation with coach Bhaskar Pillai during this year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy in March.Gambhir was found guilty of “seriously inappropriate behaviour” by a three-member independent probe panel, set up by Justice Vikramjit Sen, comprising Madan Lal, Rajendra Rathore and Soni Singh.The committee, however, suspended the punishment for a two-year period, ending on March 19, 2019, contingent on Gambhir accepting the ruling.During the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Gambhir had criticised Bhaskar for creating an insecure environment for youngsters after which the DDCA set up a committee to investigate the argument.”The Committee Members agree that considering the above facts and circumstances that have come to light, Gambhir’s actions towards Pillai with premeditated intent to humiliate the coach were highly inappropriate and of serious nature,” Sen said in a statement.”The position of a coach among the team members is of high respect and dignity. It is a serious disgrace to a coach to be humiliated in front of team members by one of the team members even though it is a senior player.”The actions of Gambhir, however well intended, cannot be said to be in the interest of the team, or its performance or the game as it was done on the very last day of the season and therefore could not have any corrective effect,” the statement said.last_img read more

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci signs five-year contract with AC Milan

first_imgAC Milan have completed the signing of centre back Leonardo Bonucci from Italian champions Juventus on a five-year contract, the club said on Thursday.The Italy international, capped 70 times, joined the Milan-based club for a fee of 42 million euros ($48.3 million) last week subject to a medical.The 30-year-old spent seven years at Juventus, making a 319 appearances and winning six consecutive Serie A titles.”From highly respected opponent to a Red and Black pillar: welcome, Leo,” his new club said.last_img read more

Mohammed Siraj, Basil Thampi to travel as net bowlers with Team India on South Africa tour

first_imgIndia are not leaving any stone unturned in their bid to do well on the tour of South Africa.The first Test between the two teams gets underway on January 5 in Cape Town and Virat Kohli’s world no.1 Test team is keen to do well overseas after a dominant run at home.Cricket South Africa, on Monday, confirmed the Indian team had chosen to cancel their two-day tour game at Boland Park to focus on training.”Please be advised that the two-day warm-up match for India at Eurolux Boland Park will no longer be taking place.India have opted for training sessions on those days,” the CSA said in a release.No official reason has been given for the cancellation of the warm-up game but the change in schedule would mean that India will head into the Test series — starting January 5 next year in Cape Town — without a practice match.Meanwhile, in a first, young pacers Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan, Navdeep Saini and Basil Thampi will be travelling with the Indian team to South Africa as net bowlers, a top BCCI official told PTI.The idea is to help the visiting batsmen prepare well for the South African fast bowlers.The timings for the day-night ODI matches have been changed too. All the games have been advanced by half an hour.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S China Sea

first_imgHong Kong, Nov 21 (AP) A US aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea.The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group in the Asian financial hub comes after China rejected a similar request by another US Navy ship amid a spike in tensions between the countries’ militaries.The Reagan’s visit is being seen as a friendly gesture ahead of a planned meeting later this month between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping that will mark the first time they’ve sat down together since the start of a bitter trade war.China has demanded the US cease military activity of all kind near its South China Sea island claims that it has been rapidly fortifying.The US says it takes no stance on sovereignty claims, but will continue to sail and operate wherever international law permits.In late September, a Chinese destroyer came close to the USS Decatur in the South China Sea in what the US Navy called an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver. The Navy said in a statement that during the Reagan’s visit, interactions will take place with Hong Kong citizens through sports, community relations projects and tours of the carrier.More than 4,400 men and women are usually aboard the ship.”The abundant growth and prosperity that surrounds us in Hong Kong is what the United States Seventh Fleet seeks to preserve for all nations in this important region,” Rear Adm. Karl O. Thomas, commander of Carrier Strike Group 5, said in the statement.advertisementIn comments Tuesday to Hong Kong television, Thomas said the US and Chinese militaries are able to maintain a professional relationship, despite tensions.”When we’re out at sea, we have a mission to do, and we come out and operate around each other and we do it professionally,” Thomas said.Meanwhile, US Pacific Air Forces said two B-52 bombers flew over the South China Sea on Monday, calling it a “routine training mission.”The B-52H Stratofortress bombers departed Andersen Air Force Base in Guam as part of the US Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations that began in 2004, Pacific Air Forces said in a statement Wednesday.”This recent mission is consistent with international law and United States’ long-standing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the statement said.Also this week, the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, or CSIS, reported that China had installed a new platform on Bombay Reef, a remote undeveloped feature in the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Vietnam and Taiwan also claim the reef.The platform appears to be topped with a radome and solar panels, and its strategic location makes it likely it is intended to extend China’s radar or signals intelligence collection in the area, the report said.Bombay Reef already has a lighthouse to serve as an aid to navigation.Unlike China’s large man-made islands created by piling sand on top of coral reefs, installing the modestly sized Bombay Reef platform did not require inflicting major environmental damage, CSIS said.However, that illustrates how easily China could expand its footprint to other features such as Scarborough Shoal, which it seized from the Philippines in 2012, it added.Compared to dredging and reclamation, the installation of a modest platform would be “harder to prevent at the time and more difficult to rally international condemnation against after the fact,” the report said.(AP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

‘It’d be better if I died!’ – Furious Totti confirms Roma exit

first_imgFrancesco Totti launched a scathing attack on the Roma hierarchy as he confirmed he has left his post as a club director, ending a 30-year association with the Serie A outfit.Totti joined the Roma board after retiring as a player in 2017, but differences between the former attacker and the club’s board are said to have resulted in him leaving.Tensions are said to have become particularly strained between Totti and club owner Jim Pallotta since March, when Monchi quit as sporting director and coach Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speculation went into overdrive after Totti failed to appear at Roma’s club meeting in London last week, where new coach Paulo Fonseca was presented, with Pallotta insisting the Azzurri icon was invited.Pallotta was unsure why Totti decided against attending but insisted he would be given “time”, and now the two parties have separated.He recently claimed Totti was offered the role of technical director. However, in an explosive news conference on Monday, Totti said: “I never had the chance to express myself. I was never involved in a genuine technical project.”In the first year, that can happen. In the second, I realised what I wanted to do and we never got together, never helped each other.”They knew my intentions and what I wanted, to give so much to this club and team, but they never wanted me to, in all honesty. They excluded me from every decision.”I will now take other paths. At the moment another club owner wants to trust in me, I’ll always be ready.”I am not here to point the blame towards one or the other. We had started a journey, it was not respected, so I am moving on.47098 – Francesco Totti has played 47098 minutes in his career in Serie A, the equivalent of 32 days and 17 hours. Eternal.— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) May 28, 2017″Everyone knows they made me stop playing. I had a six-year contract already as a director. I started quietly, realising it’s a completely different sphere to being on the field. Many promises were made and they were never kept.”The main focus of certain people has been to remove Romans from Roma. Over the last eight years, since the Americans came in, they tried in every possible way to shove us to one side.”As the years went on, they tried everything they could… It’s what they wanted and in the end, they succeeded.”What I can say is that I will never hurt Roma. This is far worse than retiring as a player. Leaving Roma is like dying. I feel like it’d be better if I died.”Totti spent the entirety of his professional career at Roma, making 786 appearances in all competitions, scoring 307 goals and winning one Serie A title in 2000-01.He is both Roma’s all-time leading appearance maker and scorer, with most regarding him as the greatest player in the club’s historylast_img read more

Video Of Trevor Lawrence’s First Touchdown vs. Syracuse Is Going Viral

first_imgClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws against Texas A&MCLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers drops back to pass against the Texas A&M Aggies during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Trevor Lawrence appears to be fired up for tonight’s game at Syracuse.Clemson, the No. 1 team in the country, is facing the Orange at the Carrier Dome, where the Tigers were upset on the road two years ago.Lawrence is making sure that doesn’t happen again.Clemson is leading Syracuse, 14-0, late in the first quarter.The Tigers’ latest score came on Lawrence keeper. He was so fired up he was talking trash before he got into the end zone.Check it out:Trevor Lawrence trash talking mid touchdown— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 15, 2019That’s one confident quarterback.Lawrence is certainly off to a great start tonight. He’s 8 of 12 for 106 yards and 1 touchdown through the air, adding two rushes for 10 yards and a score on the ground.The Clemson-Syracuse game is on ABC.last_img read more

NGO Platform 169 Ships Sold to South Asian Beaches

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: NGO Shipbreaking Platform 2014 From a total of 220 ships, which were scrapped in the second quarter of 2018, 169 vessels were sent to the beaches of South Asia for breaking, NGO Shipbreaking Platform said in its report.In the second quarter of 2018, American ship owners sold the most ships to the South Asian yards with 26 vessels beached, followed by Greek and UAE owners.The Platform said that the American company Tidewater “was the worst corporate dumper with fifteen vessels beached.”In the end of April, Pakistan re-opened the market to the import of tankers. In two months alone, twenty-two tankers reached the shores of Gadani to be scrapped. The Platform cited industry sources as saying that devaluing freight rates have contributed to the demolition of over 100 tankers in the first half of 2018.Only three ships had a European flag – Greece, Malta and Norway – when they were beached during the quarter. All ships sold to the Chittagong, Alang and Gadani yards pass via the hands of cash-buyers, that often re-register and re-flag the vessel on its final voyage.More than half of the ships sold to South Asia this quarter changed flag to the registries of Comoros, Niue, Palau and St. Kitts and Nevis just weeks before hitting the beach, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.“This is the highest number of flag changes recorded by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and raises serious concerns with regards to the effectiveness of legislation based on flag state jurisdiction.”Furthermore, the Platform’s report showed that between April and June, six workers have lost their lives and seven others have been severely injured when breaking ships in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Another worker was reported dead after an accident at a shipbreaking yard in Alang, India. So far this year, Platform sources have recorded 18 deaths and 9 injuries in South Asia.last_img read more

Penguins great Mario Lemieux puts 22million Quebec chateau on the market

first_imgMONTREAL – For sale: hockey great Mario Lemieux’s massive 50-room Quebec summer home.The price of the six-year-old chateau-style Mont-Tremblant residence: $21,999,066, the last few dollars an ode to Lemieux’s famous No. 66 jersey.Realtor Michel Naud said the asking price was strategic as the former Pittsburgh Penguins superstar knew putting the property on the market would garner heavy interest.“He agreed to put the $66 at the end of his asking price,” Naud said in an interview.The 1,579 square-metre castle known as the Chateau Fleur de Lys has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms and “offers a majestic panoramic view” of Tremblant Lake.Naud, a personal friend of Lemieux and a longtime realtor who works in the Tremblant region about 130 kilometres north of Montreal, says the hockey legend decided to test the waters with no obligation to sell.“He’s here with the family every summer,” said Naud, who works with Engel & Volkers. “It’s important to share that he’s not leaving Mont-Tremblant, just looking at other opportunities.”The Penguins owner bought the land in 2007 and spent five years building the chateau to his specifications in the picturesque location.The meticulously built home is inspired by the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City but has touches from elsewhere — including antique columns from the 1800s imported from an old castle in India.There’s also a two-bedroom guest house, large deck and 17 fireplaces among the numerous luxurious features.“It really is a property that reflects who Mario was as a player,” said Naud. “It’s very grand and very elegant.”Lemieux and his wife have four children and they along with extended family from Montreal spend their summer months in the Laurentians, Naud said. They primarily live in Pennsylvania and also have property in Florida.Lemieux, dubbed “Super Mario” during his playing days, played parts of 17 seasons for the Penguins between 1984 and 2006, racking up 1,723 points and consecutive Stanley Cups as a player in 1991 and 1992.The Penguins subsequently won three more Stanley Cups with Lemieux as owner, in 2009, 2016 and 2017.Naud said he’s already received two calls expressing serious interest in the property since the listing went live earlier this week.There are a lot of major projects ongoing in Tremblant and several homes of the same magnitude in terms of price and budget.“But it’s the most expensive listing for sure in Tremblant,” Naud said, adding the property “is a destination in itself.”A spokesman for the Penguins said Lemieux would not comment further.last_img read more

Ontarios 25 pot licence lottery winners fielding partnership offers

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO — Businesses and investors are rushing to partner with the 25 winners of the Ontario cannabis retail licence lottery, with offers apparently worth millions of dollars, to be involved in the province’s first recreational weed stores set to open this spring.Olivia Brown, the founder of Hamilton, Ont.-based Professional Cannabis Consulting, says one of her clients was among the 25 entities selected by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario via lottery, and has fielded three offers today alone.Suitors of her client, whom Brown says does not want to be named, include large investors from the U.S., the Netherlands and a prominent family based in Hamilton.The provincial commission announced Friday the 25 entities who can now apply for a cannabis retail licence in Canada’s most populous province, out of the 17,320 expressions of interest the government agency received.Abi Roach, the owner of Toronto-based Hot Box Cafe, says her entry did not win, but she has been in touch with winners on potential partnerships, as allowed under the rules, and has been told other offers are north of $5 million. The 25 lottery winners have five business days to turn in their applications to the AGCO along with a $6,000 non-refundable fee and a $50,000 letter of credit.last_img read more

UN commission calls on Africa to commit to information and knowledge economy

Already Africa’s ICT environment was leading to the creation of technology parks, globally-operating call centres, cyber-cities and a growing software development sector that was seeking a share of the global $260 billion software industry, ECA Deputy Executive Secretary Josephine Ouedraogo told the opening meeting of the fourth session of the Committee on Development, “CODI IV,” held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Some estimate that African software companies could become the single largest contributor to their countries’ gross domestic product (GDP), she said.CODI is one of the seven subsidiary bodies of the ECA, established in 1997 by the 23rd meeting of the Conference of African Ministers responsible for Economic and Social Development and Planning. The last CODI meeting was held in 2002 on the theme “Information and Governance.”The role of information in driving economic development had expanded dramatically over the last decade, in line with the shift from industrialized societies to information societies, Ms. Ouedraogo said.She praised the Enterprise Development Facility (EDF), launched in 1997 by ECA and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to increase the participation of African women entrepreneurs in the information economy, and she called for similar initiatives to build an inclusive information economy for young people and civil society.Despite the EDF initiative, however, “ICT resources in Africa do not take women’s needs into account and current policies of deregulation and liberalization of communications do not address issues of communication for empowering women. We need to address this imbalance by adopting gender-sensitive policies,” she said. read more

You could literally get paid to watch telly

first_imgBRACE YOURSELVES. WE may have discovered the best job in the world.Netflix UK & Ireland is looking for a Tagger – that’s the person who decides whether a film is a ‘Critically Acclaimed-Emotional-Underdog’ movie or a ‘Violent-Suspenseful-Action & Adventure’ movie and so is able to match the viewer with films and TV shows they’d like to see.Someone, for example, had to tag all these films and TV shows as 20th Century Period Pieces: Put simply, they’ll pay you to watch television.This is the first time Netflix has sought out a Tagger outside of the Americas, and there are only 40 or so Taggers worldwide. They’re also among the first people to view Netflix original programmes like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. (We hate them all.) Source: Netflix/YouTubeThe successful applicant will have a background or degree in film and television, an analytical mind, and a love for films and TV programmes of all genres, countries and styles.Think you have what it takes? You can apply here.More: Here’s how long it would take you to binge watch these deadly TV shows>last_img read more

Microgrid at MCAS Yuma to Provide Backup Power for Base Community

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The local utility next month will begin installing a microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in southwestern Arizona that will serve as a backup power supply for the installation as well as the surrounding community in the event the commercial grid goes down.“On a hot summer day, if customers are using a lot of electricity in Yuma and we need more power, we can turn on the generator to serve customers in Yuma. So it improves reliability for the area,” Jenna Shaver, a spokeswoman for Arizona Public Service (APS), told the Yuma Sun. Microgrids are small, self-contained electrical grids which can run in conjunction with or independently of the main power grid.The microgrid, which will be installed next to the base’s existing power station, will use diesel fuel to generate up to 25 megawatts of electricity, which is expected to be enough to meet its future energy needs. Diesel was selected because of its low impact on the environment, and because it allows the microgrid to be fired much more quickly than other energy sources, according to the story.“It can start up in seconds, that’s one of the reasons we chose that,” Shaver said. “Whereas natural gas might take minutes, this takes seconds to start up and provide power.”She said the project will make the installation the first military base in the country to have 100 percent backup power.“This is a historic moment for the Marine Corps, Department of the Navy and Department of Defense. We are moving towards an energy secure future, and we are proud that MCAS Yuma has made such a significant step towards that goal,” Col. Ricardo Martinez, the installation’s commanding officer, said in a statement.The microgrid is expected to be completed by June. APS will operate and maintain the system for the base during a 30-year lease, and solar panels may be added in the future. Shaver would not reveal the project’s cost.last_img read more

The Boys Amazon Series Trailer CIA Agents Take on Evil Superheroes

first_img Syfy Axes ‘Krypton’ Superhero Series After 2 SeasonsWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend Stay on target Superheroes are known to fight evil villains in many storylines, however, The Boys, Amazon’s new series, features the opposite scenario, where CIA agents are tasked to take down these powerful figures who have corrupted the planet.On Monday, Amazon Prime Video teased an official trailer for The Boys on YouTube, which promises viewers an action-packed adventure of heists, fights, and gore. Based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis, The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes are actually the bad guys, leaving the Boys, a task force, to use their non-superpower strategies to stop their sinister activities, Polygon reported.In the trailer, the Boys have to take down “the Seven,” a group of superheroes who abuse their celebrity statuses and use their powers to kill others.Billy Butcher, Hughie Campbell, Mother’s Milk,The Frenchman, and The Female get seriously discouraged when they keep losing to the superheroes, until Butcher compares the annoying squad to the Spice Girls. Like the Spice Girls, they’re more powerful together, however, when broken apart, they’re not as strong individually. (Cue in “If You Wanna Be My Lover” by the famous pop quartet.)— Amazon Prime Video US (@PrimeVideo) June 17, 2019Can a group of nobodies take on some of the most badass (and pure evil) superheroes on Earth?The Boys, which stars Chace Crawford, Karen Fukuhara, Elizabeth Shue, and Karl Urban, will hit Amazon Prime Video on July 26.More on Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix Universe Watch: The 11 Best Tricks From ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’‘Game of Thrones’ Star Lena Headey Did Not Like Cersei’s Death Scenelast_img read more

Air Canada pilot comes to the rescue of stranded passengers by doing

first_img Thursday, March 7, 2019 Tags: Air Canada, Food, Funny Posted by FREDERICTON — Not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear wings.An Air Canada pilot is being heralded as a modern-day hero for ordering 23 pizzas for passengers left stranded on the tarmac.Air Canada Flight 608 took off on Monday from Toronto to Halifax but was unable to land due to inclement weather. Instead, it was diverted to Fredericton where, upon landing, the 150 passengers onboard were forced to stay on the plane to allow for other diverted aircraft to also land, reports CBC News.As history has shown, any time passengers are stuck on the ground in a plane usually ends in complaints (at best) or 911 calls (at worst). But not this time!Enter Superhero Pilot, who called Minglers Restaurant and Pub to deliver 23 pizzas – cheese and pepperoni – directly to the plane.On tarmac in Fredericton on flight #608 flight diverted from HALIFAX PIZZA had arrived! #cbc #aircanada— Bill Karsten (@bill_karsten) March 5, 2019According to Isabelle Arthur, media relations with Air Canada who spoke to Daily Hive, “Our flight attendants and several pilots from our Air Canada Express partner JAZZ jumped in to help serve the pizza and made sure everyone was comfortable.”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsPassenger Philomena Hughes told CBC News that everyone appreciated the pizza and that the atmosphere onboard was “pretty cheery”, a major feat considering passengers were stranded on the tarmac for approximately eight hours.An eight-hour pizza party? Sounds like a blast! This just proves that pizza – whether it’s plain cheese or topped with pepperoni – makes everything better. Air Canada pilot comes to the rescue of stranded passengers by doing this simple heroic actcenter_img Share Travelweek Group <>last_img read more

One for the Ladies

first_img learn more about here Source = One for the LadiesIs the travel industry doing enough for the ladies?I consider myself tuned in to the issues that matter. Then something changes, you ask a question and rather than answers there are many, many more questions.Let me explain.I’m incredibly lucky to have a gorgeous daughter, Jess, who is eight years old and turning 17 later this year.I saw her draw her first breath, I read the bedtime stories every second night . I take her dancing and to Auskick. I am firm but fair, I hug her loads, in reflection I’m probably too strict , I try to open her eyes to the world and barely tolerate Barbies .  She comes to watch me teach and train at karate and meets some wonderful teenage girls as role models. Maybe she will do karate one day herself.But the world around her is getting complex quickly and all of the informal advice in the world wasn’t going to be quite enough for me to get where she is at.I started reading “Thriving” by Michael Grose which led me signing up to a 12 week interactive online course about raising girls. A powerful line included“More and more research is confirming that a female’s sense of worth as a woman, is commonly rooted in her experience with her father.”I got into the pre-reading and experienced that sinking feeling of understanding I may have very little understanding. I get a sense that many guys just don’t comprehend the complex differences between growing up between a boy and a girl. For many they haven’t created the learning opportunities to do so.Enter jigsaw piece number two.I wrote a tongue in cheek article about spotting fake news. One of the lines was that it’s fake news if“….any glossy mag focusing on Jennifer Aniston and her desire to have babies….…”.Lo and behold a Facebook friend from the travel industry shared this link which clarifies that glossy mags are just full of utter fabricated crap.The article by Jennifer Aniston herself included“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty.”Something like 80% or 90% of this glossy rubbish is consumed by women. So can women expect guys to do the “right thing” if it seems that the ladies are keeping these shite publications in action?What will coverage if the NTIA’s be like this year?  Will it focus on what hot looking chick wore what?  I don’t think so, but it may be scrutinized heavily if it is.The puzzle was nearly complete.Over Sunday breakfast I learnt how Tracy Spicer was sacked for not being hot enough post baby.  Pretty. Bloody. Horrific. The sort of thing that if it occurred to my wife/daughter would stir all of those primal feelings associated with some other blokes head and a rock.So I reflected; is the “travel industry” doing enough for women? Are we getting it right? Are we getting it badly wrong? What does getting it right and wrong in the industry actually mean? What is “the industry?”As a bloke, do I have the right to critique the answer?Why should I care?Jessica Frances Luckey, age 8, turning 17, that’s why.A note to the reader.  I have already polled some ladies in the industry but if you would like to provide some feedback, please mail a max 100 word answer to these 2 questions to , indicating if you would rather be anonymous:1.       Is “the travel industry” doing enough for women / getting it right for women?2.       Are the women of the travel industry doing enough for the women of the travel industry?last_img read more

October 25 2000 In the Arcosanti Cafe the chang

first_imgOctober 25, 2000In the Arcosanti Cafe,the changing of one garment to another signifies the changing of the season andthe coming of winter. A large, long tubular garment hangs down from the Gallerylevel of Crafts III building to the Cafe down below. Its purpose is to circulatethe warmer air that rises to the Gallery down to the Cafe in the building. Lookinginside the air tube, a fan creates a downward draft inside the winter garment. Looking inside the air tube, a fan creates a downward draft inside the wintergarment. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img read more

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