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Ben Stokes apologises for the overthrows.Twitter/Cricket World CupFast bowler James Anderson has said that Ben Stokes had asked the umpires to not give the four runs as overthrows which ultimately proved vital for England’s win over New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup final at Lords on July 14.The incident that happened during the final over of the match when England was chasing a target of 241, Stokes accidentally hit the ball while diving for a second run with the back of his bat. The ball got deflected and went to to the third man boundary giving England six runs. After consulting each other, Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus decided to give six runs which put England on the driver’s seat. The hosts before that ball needed nine runs from three balls, after that incident their target was reduced to three runs of two balls. The all-rounder was seen putting his hands up in an apologetic manner for the boundary that England got luckily. Anderson holds the ball up after claiming his 500th Test wicket. ReutersJames Anderson was quoted by Sydney Morning Herald as telling BBC’s Tailenders podcast, “The etiquette in cricket is if the ball is thrown at the stumps and it hits you and goes into a gap in the field you don’t run. But if it goes to the boundary, in the rules it’s four and you can’t do anything about it.””I think, talking to Michael Vaughan who saw him after the game, Ben Stokes actually went to the umpires and said, ‘Can you take that four runs off. We don’t want it’.But it’s in the rules and that’s the way it is,” he added.The rules regarding the boundary and also the tie of super over have been criticised by cricket fans all over the world. They believe that ICC’s rules are baseless and problematic and resulted in New Zealand’s loss in such an important match.ICC, on the other hand, has not commented on the issue.
A Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) mobile court led by its executive magistrate Moshiur Rahman has fined Tk 200,000 to three restaurants in city’s Farmgate area for preserving and selling unhygienic food items, reports news agency BSS.”Of the restaurants, Chandrima Restaurant and Mini Chinese was fined Tk 100,000, Kasturi Chayanir and Thai Chinese Restaurant and New Star Kebab were fined Tk 50 thousand each yesterday,” a DMP release said.The activities of DMP’s mobile courts against food adulteration, preserving and selling unhygienic foods throughout the capital in the holy month of Ramadan are being lauded by the city dwellers.DMP has promised to continue the activities of its mobile courts in this regard.
Former US National security adviser Michael Flynn departs after a plea hearing at US District Court, in Washington, US on 1 December. Photo: ReutersA judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between president Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election.US District Judge Emmet Sullivan will sentence Flynn in Washington at 11 am ET (1600 GMT).Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian interference, has asked Sullivan not to imprison Flynn, a former general, because of his military service and because he provided “substantial” cooperation with the probe.Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with Sergei Kislyak, Russia ambassador in Washington at the time.Flynn told investigators in January 2017 that he had not discussed US sanctions against Russia with Kislyak, when in fact he had, according to his plea agreement.Lying to the FBI carries a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison. Flynn’s plea agreement states that he is eligible for a sentence of between zero and six months, however, and can ask the court not to impose a fine.Flynn’s lawyers have asked the court for a probation term of no more than one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, and 200 hours of community service.Flynn also deserves leniency because he was not warned before the meeting with FBI agents that it was a crime to lie to them, his lawyers said in a recent court filing.They also said that then-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe had told Flynn that the “quickest way” to conduct the interview was without counsel present.Critics of the Mueller probe argue that Flynn, who held the White House job for only 24 days, was set up.Mueller last week countered in a court filing that Flynn had no cause to lie in the interviews and added that a “sitting National Security Adviser, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents.”Flynn is so far the only member of Trump’s administration to plead guilty to a crime uncovered during Mueller’s wide-ranging probe, which has so far ensnared 32 individuals and three Russian firms.Trump denies there was any collusion and has labelled the investigation a “witch hunt.” Russia also denies it meddled in the election, contrary to the conclusion of US intelligence agencies.On Monday, Sullivan ordered the special counsel to release a redacted, five-page FBI account of Flynn’s January 2017 interview, saying it was relevant to his sentencing.
By AFRO StaffDr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was recently elected president of the American Medical Association during its annual conference. When she assumes the helm in June 2019, she would become the first Black woman to hold the position.“It will be my honor to represent the nation’s physicians at the forefront of discussions when policymaker and lawmakers search for practical solutions to the challenges in our nation’s health system. I am committed to preserving the central role of the physician-patient relationship in our healing art,” said Dr. Harris in a statement.Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was recently elected president of the American Medical Association. (Twitter Photo)Founded in 1847, the AMA is the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S. and the first of its kind worldwide. It lobbies for a range of issues but its core mission is to support scientific advancement, set and maintain standards for medical education and medical ethics with an eye toward improved public health.Dr. Harris said she means to continue that long legacy of medical advocacy.“The American Medical Association has well-crafted policy concerning the changing health care environment in this country and I look forward to using my voice to help improve health care for patients and their physicians,” she said.Dr. Harris was first elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2011 and has held the executive offices of AMA board secretary and AMA board chair. She has also chaired the influential AMA Council on Legislation and co-chaired the Women Physicians Congress.A private psychiatrist who consults with both public and private organizations on matters such as the emerging trends in practice and health care, Dr. Harris also is an adjunct assistant professor in the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Interpreting the data collected from volunteers’ own smartphones — which has the potential to emulate randomised trials — can boost research into human behaviour, finds a new study.Fani Tsapeli from the University of Birmingham, and her colleague and Mirco Musolesi from the University College London used user-generated data, harvested from their phones to evaluate the cause of increased stress levels of participants. Most of the earlier research works relying on smartphones focused on detecting factors in the features extracted from smartphone data. But that pure correlation analysis did not provide for a sufficient understanding of human behaviour. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Therefore, the study authors tried to identify factors that could be at the root cause of issues revolving around health and well-being.In this study, the authors used data from a research project at Dartmouth College, Hanover, US, called StudentLife. It included information on participants’ location taken from raw GPS data, which helped determine whether they were working or socialising.Also included was data on activity levels, like running, walking or travelling on public transport, inferred from participants’ raw accelerometer data. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThey found that exercising and spending time outside the home and working environment have a positive effect on participants’ stress levels. By contrast, they found that reduced working hours only slightly impact stress. The conclusions cannot be extended to the general population due to the small sample size. But the approach has been validated and shows great promise for further studies.The study was published recently in EPJ Data Science.
Kolkata: A Class 12 student was killed and his friend seriously injured when their bike skidded off the road on the Vidyasagar Setu here, police said on Sunday. Laloo Sahani (18) died and his friend Amit Balmiki (19) riding pillion received injuries after the bike hit the divider on the bridge and veered off the track on Saturday, a police officer said. Balmiki is undergoing treatment at the S S K M Hospital. The two, without wearing helmets, were coming from the Princep Ghat side at high speeds, he said, adding, Sahani was seen performing some stunts before the accident took place. Police is examining CCTV footage to ascertain the exact cause of the mishap.
Kolkata: A radiological emergency mock drill will be conducted at two different places in the city on Thursday and Friday to ascertain the preparedness based on the detection, protection and decontamination of radioactive consignments in case of any incident during the movement of hazardous materials.The first mock drill will be carried out at the NRS Medical College and Hospital on Thursday. The process would be conducted for two hours from 2 pm to 4 pm at the radiotherapy department of the hospital. Another mock drill will be undertaken at the South City Mall from 7 am to 9 am on Friday. A press statement issued by the state government says that people should not get panicked as the mock drill is meant to check the preparedness of various agencies and the departments. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe department of Disaster Management and Civil Defence is organising a mock drill on radiation emergency in collaboration with NDRF, disaster management group of both the city police and Bengal police, Civil Defence and Fire and Emergency Department. Various other agencies and departments such as Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Fire and Emergency Services, State Health department and search and rescue team and observers from concerned agencies are extending their support for making the mock drills a success. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOne of the main objectives of the exercise is to reinforce the efficiency of the contingency plan of the hospital and the shopping mall and familiarisation of roles and responsibilities of the other stakeholders during any emergency situations. It was learnt from the NRS hospital sources, a scenario might be enacted for this drill both at the hospital and the shopping mall where there is always a possibility of radioactive consignment getting exposed to fire. The mock drill will be conducted at critical zones to address any possible crisis situation. A senior official from the NRS Medical College and Hospital said: “The state government has decided our hospital as the venue for conducting mock drill. We have made necessary arrangements at the radiotherapy department where the mock drill will be done.”
Summer is the time to drool over mangoes and to feast over their succulent flavours. The level of excitement increases manifold when this most loved summer fruit rules the South East Asian palate. The oomph of this most sought after fruit has been relished over two decades with chef Veena’s ‘Summer Collection Menu’ at The Spice Route, The Imperial, New Delhi, until July 31 from 12:30pm to 2:45pm and 7pm to 11:45pm.The whiff of newness reflects now in this season’s menu featuring Chef’s selections and creations inspired from the regions of Kerala, Srilanka Thailand and Vietnam. Under the umbrella cuisine of The Spice Route, the menu promises to steal hearts with specialties put together with ripe or raw mangoes, complemented with Chef’s specials. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe summer fruit comes alive in ‘Yum Mamu Ang Kung Krob’– a spicy raw mango salad with dry shrimp and battered fried prawns, ‘Maambalam Okrathoren’– wok fried lady fingers with kerela spices and sliver of raw mango, ‘Tom Som Mamuang’ and a lot more. The chef has perfectly balanced spices with mango in all her offerings, for a heavenly treat.”The ‘Summer Collection menu’ has been close to my heart since the time The Spice Route opened doors, and invoked timelessness for me, each time I started planning it. The name takes inspiration from the fashion fraternity and the menu is whipped up to dish out something unique for the patrons from the landmark kitchen of this world famous South East Asian restaurant,” said Chef De Cuisine Veena Arora. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTalking about the choice of fruit, she said, “The interesting raw and ripe mango based recipes are refreshing like a celebration of the season. Most of them are my own creations, wonderfully complemented by rice, chicken, prawns, sole fish, veggies and exotic spices.Also as I hail from Thailand, I want to reflect the love of blending Thai cuisine with fruits, in my menu. That is the reason the complete menu revolves around mango, the favourite summer fruit.”
Identify Your Time CommitmentHow many social networks or affinity groups are you a part of right now? Are you really using these groups or are you just a profile on a page?Social networking–like any form of networking–is about dedicating time. You have to spend time connecting with people, sharing ideas and understanding if they are a good fit for you or the possible lead you will send them. Investing time is the only way to reach this goal. Checking in for 10 minutes a day to update your profile status is not going to get you business. Additionally, not being involved in the tools you say you use can also send the wrong message to people who are reaching out to you in your community.The biggest pitfall of social media is the danger of spreading yourself too thin online. How many different profiles can you really maintain? There are applications that allow you to update your multiple profiles at one time, but that may not be the best strategy for building relationships with people online. Social networks that have different audiences often times require different types of updates. Think of it like dressing for the occasion–if you’re going to play golf, you dress accordingly and discuss different topics than you would if you went to a business management conference. Social network marketing is about understanding your audience and the etiquette that goes with each group.Stay Focused and EvaluateAfter you have reviewed the audience and decided to get involved in any social network you need to stay ask these questions to stay on point:What outcomes are you hoping to see from this community?How are you making it happen?How much time are you investing every day to reach your goals?What is your metric for evaluating your results?Staying focused on these items will help you decide whether to stay with one group or try another. You will only get out of the network what you put into it. 3 min read More on social media May 29, 2009 You’ve got traffic–but do you know what it means? Marshall Sponder does. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Expand your web presence The Cost (and Payoff) of Investing in Social Media Every day, it seems like I have messages from people I know inviting me to join them on some new social network. These invitations are always intriguing–what is this new group all about? Will I get more business if I add myself to this group? The people who invited me to join are people I trust, and if they like it I should think about at least trying this new social network, right?Before you join, here are a few ways to strategize if that social network will work for you.Research the AudienceWhat is this new social network or affinity group all about? Is your potential customer in this group? To find the answers to these questions, spend some time looking at the demographics of the typical member. You can often find them by reviewing the information on the about page or the advertising section of the website. Check out third-party information on the community–this may include blogs, media outlets or research groups. Look for research that shows outcomes, not just the demographic or membership information.Talk to the people who invited you to join. What are they getting out of this new group? How much time do they spend networking with people? Have they closed business from relationships built on this new social network? What other value have they found? Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »
Travelweek Group “Jamaica will attract its fair share” of Canadian travellers this winter, says JTB’s Pennicook Posted by TORONTO — Like just about every other Caribbean destination this past winter Jamaica had a tough go of it from this market. But the long-time favourite for legions of Canadian travellers is determined to boost its performance here, armed with a solid value proposition and a decades-long reputation for top quality sun vacations, says the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook.“I have every reason to believe we’ll be seeing increases out of Canada this winter and into next year,” said Pennicook. “There’s a bit of decline in lift to Jamaica out of the West, but having said that, we’re seeing an increase in lift from the East”, with Ontario holding strong as Jamaica’s number one market out of Canada, he added.After a year of ‘staycations’ and travel budget cost-cutting Canadian vacationers will finally be looking to take a proper trip and “Jamaica will attract its fair share,” said Pennicook. Many early booking bonuses currently in the market expire Oct. 31, he added. “Jamaica is good value and the EBBs are very attractive this year.”More travellers will be heading to their Jamaican getaways via Kingston, thanks to new highway access across the mountains between Kingston and Ocho Rios. In terms of travel time, “Ocho Rios is now closer to Kingston than Montego Bay,” said Pennicook. “We’re anticipating extremely busy flights from Canada into Montego Bay this winter and agents need to know that, especially if they have clients going into Ocho Rios, Kingston is now an option.”More news: Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureBoth Air Canada and WestJet have flights into Kingston, he added.Pennicook also addressed the immigration process delays that were causing headaches at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport. Some two dozen additional immigration officers have been hired and kiosk use has improved, he said. “There were some issues last winter,” he acknowledged.The Jamaica Tourist Board has embarked on an ambitious ‘5 for 5 for 5’ tourism goal, aiming for five million visitors (and tourism earnings worth some US$5 billion) in five years. In 2015 Jamaica welcomed 3.7 million visitors.While Pennicook is well aware of the importance of Canada and the North American market – the U.S. is the island’s number one source market, and Canada number two – he’s also aware that “you can’t keep going back to the same well.” With that in mind the JTB is developing new markets in Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe.Where will all these new visitors stay? Jamaica’s accommodation lineup runs the gamut from villas and B&Bs to, of course, all-inclusives. The time was right for the arrival of “mega resorts” from the Spanish hotel companies, said Pennicook. “Ten years ago, the largest hotel in Jamaica was the Holiday Inn Montego Bay with 500 rooms.”More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionHow things have changed: new properties have arrived from RIU – the Hotel Riu Ocho Rios has 856 rooms – and Grand Palladium with 1,000+ rooms.New resorts coming to the island this year and next include RIU Reggae in Montego Bay (450 rooms), Royalton Blue Waters (230 rooms), Azul Seven in Negril (150 rooms) and a Royal Decameron (160 rooms).In total some 1,200 new rooms are coming onstream, said Pennicook. And over the next two to two and a half years, 1,800 new rooms will be built as part of Karisma’s massive new resort project between Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay. Karisma’s $900 million ‘Sugar Cane’ will eventually comprise 5,000 new rooms in a 10-year construction project.“If we didn’t get those larger resorts and those chains, we would not have grown to the extent that we have,” said Pennicook. In a short period of time the Canadian market has grown from 160,000 to 420,000 visitors per year, he added. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Thursday, September 1, 2016 Tags: Jamaica
Tags: Belize, Hilton, Luxury Travel Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Posted by SAN PEDRO — Belize’s first luxury resort from a global brand, built from the ground up on Ambergris Caye, is set to open this winter.Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio – A Collection By Hilton, will open its doors in December 2017. The island resort is set on 60 acres and geared to guests looking for “relaxed adventure”. In all Mahogany Bay will have 205 cottages and villa-style accommodations with colonial-style detailing, heirloom-quality furnishings and sustainably-harvested local Belizean hardwoods.The resort’s General Manager, Niklaus Leuenberger, says Mahogany Bay “will be a one-of-a-kind, authentic, Belizean resort.” He adds: “Building a new property on an island as striking as Ambergris Caye has been a real labour of love. Every detail of the resort has been meticulously thought out – from the interior design to the selection of amenities, from the guestrooms to the public spaces. Local flavour has been infused throughout the entire resort, and we have worked hard to provide guests with what will be an exceptional product. I know I speak for the entire team, when I say we are eager for guests to experience Mahogany Bay when we officially open our doors at the end of this year.”Mahogany Bay Resort, BelizeMahogany Bay Resort, BelizeMahogany Bay Resort, BelizeLeuenberger has served as General Manager for The Peninsula Hotels in Philippines, Hong Kong, and New York over the course of 19 years. He was also Managing Director of The New York Palace Hotel and most recently held the position as Senior Vice President of Resort Operations of Baha Mar Casino & Hotel in Nassau.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionMahogany Bay amenities include the Bay Club with pool and bar and the private, white sand Beach Club, a short boat ride from the on-site marina. The property’s focal point is a 22,000-square foot Great House featuring a signature restaurant and bar, 8,000-square-feet of event space, the largest in Belize, plus a wrap-around covered veranda.The resort’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Edward Donaldson, has 30 years of global leisure and luxury sales experience including a stint as Director of Sales & Marketing for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. “We are already receiving exciting feedback about Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club within the marketplace, and from my many years of experience, I am confident that the resort will be very well received when we officially open our doors this winter,” said Donaldson.Nightly rates start at US$369 for garden cottage accommodations. See mahoganybayvillage.com. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tiny Belize gets ready for its first big-name luxury resort Travelweek Group