4-Star QB Taulia Tagovailoa Officially Signs With Alabama

first_imgTaulia Tagovailoa ahead of taking a high school snap.AL.comTaulia Tagovailoa, younger brother of Alabama superstar quarterback Tua, committed to Alabama back in April, but that didn’t stop other big programs from trying to flip him.He wasn’t a solid commit all fall though. With his brother holding onto the starting job for at least another year, there’s seemed to be a chance that he’d blaze his own trail.Tennessee was involved, and LSU made a pretty big push on the younger Tagovailoa during the middle of the season.He remained a member of the Crimson Tide class throughout, though, and today, he made it official.Taulia Tagovailoa signed with Alabama football this morning.It probably wasn’t the most dramatic moment of the day for Crimson Tide fans, but they can let out a sigh of relief nevertheless.It’s official! Taulia Tagovailoa is headed to play for #Alabama! #RollTide ? pic.twitter.com/W8PdatS6iF— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) December 19, 2018247Sports has Tagovailoa as a four-star recruit, and the No. 110 player in his class. He is the No. 5 pro-style quarterback, and sixth-ranked player in Alabama.The Crimson Tide are expected to have the No. 1 class in the country when everything shakes out.last_img read more

Notre Dame Coach Raves About Surprising Position Group

first_img “Owusu was recruited to play Rover,” Lea said. “He’s the first true Rover that we’ve had. He really embodies what that position is meant to be. His length, his athleticism, his ability to cover…even more than [former linebacker Drue] Tranquill.“Tranquill was a Buck linebacker playing Rover. Asmar was a Mike linebacker playing Rover. Wu is a Rover. He’s 217 pounds now and I’m really excited about him. He had a really nice spring.”Notre Dame has developed some solid NFL linebackers recently. Along with Tranquill, who now plays for the Chargers, the team has developed Manti Te’o and Jaylon Smith.Great years by the linebackers have tended to follow great years by the team overall.If this group is all Lea has it cracked up to be, perhaps another trip to the College Football Playoff may be in the cards. A general view of Notre Dame's football stadium.SOUTH BEND, IN – AUGUST 31: A general view of Notre Dame Stadium as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Temple Owls on August 31, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Temple 28-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Notre Dame is coming off a 12-0 regular season and a trip to the College Football Playoff. But after a quick exit at the hands of Clemson, the Irish will be looking to finish the job next year. One Notre Dame coach identified a position that could help lead them there.Per Irish Illustrated, Notre Dame defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Clark Lea spoke glowingly about his linebacker corps. He noted that despite their lack of experience, it’s one of the best-looking groups he’s coached.“It’s as talented, athletic, long a group as I’ve coached…  When you think about the squad in 2017 and the movement and the speed and the range compared to now, I think it’s night and day. I think we’ve really come a long way.”This year’s group of linebackers is projected to consist of Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Asmar Bilal, Jack Lamb, Jordan Genmark Heath, and Shayne Simon. The latter four were all four-star prospects coming out of high school.But Lea had his best reviews for Owusu-Koramoah, who referred to him as “the first real Rover that we’ve had.”last_img read more

Only ODI: Ben Foakes, Tom Curran star as England scrape past Ireland in Dublin

first_img graphs Only ODI: Ben Foakes, Tom Curran star as England scrape past Ireland in DublinWicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes scored an unbeaten 61 and all-rounder Tom Curran added 47 not out to give England a scrappy victory. advertisement commentary Reuters DublinMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 09:11 IST Tom Curran starred with ball and bat to help England beat Ireland by 4 wickets (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland (199/6) beat Ireland (198) by 4 wickets in the only ODIBen Foakes (61 not out) and Tom Curran (47 not out) starred with the bat for EnglandCurran also took 3 wickets while Liam Plunkett bagged 4 in the first inningsTom Curran and Ben Foakes put together an unbeaten 98-run partnership to help England beat Ireland by four wickets in a one-off one-dayer in Malahide on Friday.Chasing 199 to win, England slipped to 101 for six as Ireland’s 19-year-old debutant bowler Josh Little made the most of seaming conditions to claim 4-45.However, wicketkeeper-batsman Foakes scored an unbeaten 61 and all-rounder Curran added 47 not out to give the top-ranked one-day side a scrappy victory.England had won the toss and elected to bowl after the match was put back by two hours and reduced to 45 overs per side amid concerns over a soggy outfield after overnight rain.Ireland captain William Porterfield and Paul Stirling made a steady start and were 46 without loss at the end of 10 overs.But when they had reached 55, England quick Curran lured Stirling (33) into chipping the ball to a diving Jofra Archer at mid-on.Seamer Liam Plunkett removed Porterfield (17) and Lorcan Tucker (seven), before Curran added a second of his own when Joe Denly caught the experienced Kevin O’Brien (four) at backward point.The hosts were 111-6 but debutant Mark Adair hinted at a fightback as he smashed two sixes off Curran.Archer, who conceded 21 runs off his first spell of four overs on his ODI debut, returned to the attack to remove Adair with a 90 mph ball that went clean through the batsman and uprooted the off stump.Barbados-born all-rounder Archer is among a number of players who, despite being left out of England’s preliminary squad for the World Cup, will be hoping to stake a claim for a late call-up to the tournament starting May 30.advertisementPlunkett, who finished as England’s standout bowler with 4-35, and Curran picked apart the Ireland lower order as the hosts were all out with 11 balls to play.”At certain stages we knew it would be challenging, but the bowlers did a great job,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.”Three or four of us batted really poorly but Foakes was outstanding on debut … he and Curran got us over the line.”England next travel to Cardiff for a one-off Twenty20 against Pakistan on Sunday, before the two teams play a five-match ODI series starting Wednesday.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 Ireland vs EnglandFollow IRE vs ENGFollow Tom CurranFollow Ben Foakescenter_img scorecard view more view less No data available!last_img read more

University of Delhi admission form releasing date postponed, now to be out on May 24

first_imgUniversity of Delhi admission form releasing date postponed, now to be out on May 24University of Delhi admission process has been postponed due to Lok Sabha election results 2019.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 15:23 IST University of Delhi undergraduate admission process is delayed. The application forms will now be available only in the middle of next week, according to the Dean of Students Welfare.There seems to be a further delay in the commencement of the University of Delhi undergraduate admission process. The application forms will now be available only in the middle of next week, according to the Dean of Students Welfare. The application forms were expected to be available from May 20, 2019. However, Professor Rajeev Gupta on Saturday said they won’t release the forms before Thursday due to the results of the Lok Sabha elections, which will be announced on May 23, 2019.Read: DU Admissions 2019: Agency to conduct entrance exams not yet finalisedUniversity of Delhi: Application processThe application process was to start at the beginning of May, but it kept getting postponed as the preparations for the admission process has not been completed yet said Gupta.Gupta said the admission for undergraduate and postgraduate courses will begin separately. The forms for PG courses are likely to be out by May 21. The admission process for masters will begin in the next two-three days, said Gupta.University of Delhi: Entrance examsWhile the admission process for most UG courses will be on merit basis, the university will conduct entrance tests for courses such as :BA (Honours) Business Economics,Bachelor of Management Studies,Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis),B.Tech (IT and Mathematical Innovations),Bachelor of Science in Physical Education,Health Education and Sports,BA (Honours) Multimedia and Mass Communication,The 5-year journalism programme among others.University of Delhi: Entrance exam date The university has approached the National Testing Agency for the entrance tests.advertisementLast year there was one agency which was roped in for the registration process. This year DUCC (Delhi University Computer Centre) is doing both registration and admission and that’s the reason for the delay, Gupta said. Last year, the admission process began on May 15.Read: BSE Odisha 10th Result 2019: Date and time to be confirmed by Odisha Board soonRead: Gujarat Board Class 10 SSC Result 2019: 7.5 lakh students anxiously waiting for resultGet 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 byKajari Goswami Tags :Follow University of Delhilast_img read more

Over 23,000 students take admission in Delhi University (DU) after first cut-off

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 12:28 IST Over 23,000 students take admission in Delhi University (DU) after first cut-offOver 23,700 students have been admitted to the Delhi University after the first cut-off list, with experts predicting that there will be a marginal decrease in the cut-offs in the second list.DU Admissions 2019: Total number of studentsAccording to varsity authorities, 23,780 admissions took place till 8.25 pm Tuesday. Experts said that this year, the colleges have over-admitted students and will tread a cautious path in the second cut-off list.”Last year, there were only 6,000 admissions to 56,000 seats after the first cut-off list but this year the number is quite high. There are many colleges where admissions are much more than the number of seats allocated for that particular course,” an admission official said.Marginal decline in cut-offs for courses:Principals also said there will be a marginal decline in cut-offs for courses since they do not want to over-admit.According to Dr Kalpana Bhakuni, the principal of Kamala Nehru College, the second list usually sees withdrawals.”There are many students who withdraw their admission from one college and take admission to another college, if it is of their choice or the course is of their preference,” she said.(READ: DU Admission 2019 second cut off list to be out soon at du.ac.in, check all details here)Colleges to be more watchful in the second cut-off list:She said the colleges would be more watchful in the second cut-off list and the decline in the cut-offs for courses where seats are still left would see a marginal decline of 0.25 to 0.5 per cent while the slide might be in the range of 1.25 to 1.5 per cent for Hindi and Sanskrit, since there have been very few admissions.advertisementHindu College Principal Anju Srivastava also echoed similar feelings and said there would be a marginal decline in cut-offs in the second list. The college has over 800 seats and it has touched the 1,000-mark in terms of admissions, an official said.Some courses like BCom (Honours), Physical Science and Zoology will see second cut-offs but the slide will be marginal.No admission to BCom (Honours) in Kirori Mal College:In Kirori Mal College, there has not been a single admission to BCom(Honours) and the college will review its cut-offs and it is expected that there will be decline of 0.5 to 3 per cent, a professor on condition of anonymity said.”Our cut-offs for BCom (Honours) were same as that of Shri Ram College of Commerce. We understand that when it comes to the course, SRCC is the first choice, followed by Hindu and Hansraj. This year, there was not an open window provided to colleges to review their cut-offs after seeing the cut-offs of other colleges. We will assess the situation,” he added.The professor said that the college has seen admission to BCom course.Over 1,000 admissions done in Lady Shri Ram College:Lady Shri Ram College has also seen over 1,000 admissions, according to officials.No second cut-offs for BA (Honours) Economics at SRCC:SRCC has had 142 admissions under BA (Honours) Economics which as 135 seats. There won’t be a second cut-off for the course under the second cut-off list in most of the categories. However, the college will release cut-offs for the course for Economically Weaker Section and ST categories.Out of the total 552 seats available under the BCom (Honours) programme, 305 have been filled, which include a foreign student. The course will have a second cut-off list.First cut-off list:The university announced its first cut-off list for admission to undergraduate courses late Thursday night, with Hindu College pegging the highest score of 99 per cent for Political Science Honours — a marginal increase over the last year. The second cut-off list will be out by Wednesday night.READ: DU Admissions 2019: Students face inconvenience due to delay in sports trialsREAD: DU Admissions 2019: Andhra students suffer after confusion over Delhi University admission processGet 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 byApoorva Anand Tags :Follow DU admissionsFollow DU cut off 2019Follow DU First cut off 2019 Over 23,000 students take admission in Delhi University (DU) after first cut-offIn Kirori Mal College, there has not been a single admission to BCom(Honours) and the college will review its cut-offs and it is expected that there will be decline of 0.5 to 3 per cent, a professor on condition of anonymity said.advertisementlast_img read more

Pakistan have only themselves to blame: Shoaib Akhtar on World Cup debacle

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 14:17 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan need a miracle against Bangladesh on Friday to qualify for semi-finals (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland, Australia and India have sealed their spot in the semifinalsPakistan needed India or New Zealand to defeat England for a spot in the semifinalsPakistan and Bangladesh will face each other in their last group-stage fixtureFast-bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar blasted New Zealand, saying he was disappointed with the way the Black Caps played against England in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.New Zealand lost to hosts England by 119 runs, all but ending Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-final of World Cup 2019. Nonetheless, Akhtar feels only Pakistan and not anyone else is responsible for their impending exit from the 50-over tournament in England.”I was disappointed with the way New Zealand played against England. They didn’t give any fight and meekly surrendered before England. They played like amateurs. They didn’t play quality cricket,” Shaoib Akhtar said in his YouTube channel.Pakistan suffered a massive defeat to arch-rivals India in their June 16 meeting in Manchester but have played a different brand of cricket ever since. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men are on a 3-match unbeaten run after having outclassed the likes of South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan.Pakistan wanted a few results to go their way, especially against England. They would have benefitted had India and New Zealand defeated the hosts in their last 2 league matches but Eoin Morgan’s men stormed into the semi-final with wins over the 2 teams.Akhtar pointed out that Pakistan’s World Cup-opening defeat to West Indies and their 46-run loss to Australia were 2 matches that influenced their current standing in the World Cup points table.”The match against West Indies cost us badly. Then their match against Sri Lanka got abandoned. After that, they lost the game to Australia which they should have won. These three matches made it very difficult for Pakistan. They themselves have got out of the tournament. Nobody else is responsible for their loss,” Akhtar said.advertisementMeanwhile, Akhtar also urged Pakistan to give it their all and play for pride in their final group-stage match against Bangladesh.”All is not lost still. We have to play for our pride against Bangladesh. Pakistan has to make sure they don’t get humiliated and therefore they should play good cricket against Bangladesh,” Akhtar added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan need lightning to strike Bangladesh team, jokes Mohammad YousufAlso Read | World Cup 2019: I should have won the Australia match for Pakistan, rues Imam-ul-HaqAlso SeeFor 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow team PakistanFollow Shoaib Akhtar Pakistan have only themselves to blame: Shoaib Akhtar on World Cup debacleICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said the defeats to West Indies and Australia have costed Pakistan a chance to qualify for the semi-final of the World Cup in England.advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma chill out together in Jamaica

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 19:05 IST Team India visited High Commissioner’s residence in Jamaica after series triumph. (Twitter/@hcikingston)HIGHLIGHTSAnushka Sharma joined Virat Kohli as Team India visited the High Commissioner’s residence in JamaicaTeam India clean swept the Test series 2-0 against West IndiesIt was also India’s 8th successive Test series win over the West IndiesAnushka Sharma joined husband Virat Kohli as the Indian team cricketers paid a visit to the High Commissioner’s residence in Jamaica during the course of the Test series against West Indies.The official Twitter page of Jamaica High Commission shared the pictures of the meeting. “A welcome reception was hosted by H.E Sevala Naik, High Commissioner and Mrs. Sunitha Naik in honour of visiting Indian Cricket Team led by Mr. Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian National Team,” the official page tweeted out.India registered a resounding 318-run victory in the first Test and handed a mammoth 257-run defeat to West Indies in the final Test in Jamaica to go on the top of the World Championships points table with 120 points.It was also India’s 8th successive Test series win over the West Indies and their first series sweep in the Caribbean.A welcome reception was hosted by H.E Sevala Naik, High Commissioner and Mrs. Sunitha Naik in honour of visiting Indian Cricket Team led by Mr. Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian National Team. pic.twitter.com/XzXCBFBYDaIndia in Jamaica (@hcikingston) August 29, 2019On the course, Virat Kohli also became the most successful Indian captain in Test cricket as he beat MS Dhoni’s record with his 28th win in the longest format.Virat Kohli has been joined by his wife Anushka Sharma since the start of the West Indies tour where India won the swept the 3-match T20I series, won the ODI series 2-0 and won the Test series 2-0.advertisementKL Rahul went alongside skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on a cruise on the high sea around the Caribbean Islands after India’s dominating win over West Indies in the 1st Test.Anushka Sharma was also seen enjoying her time with husband Virat Kohli and other Indian team players on a cruise on the high sea around the Caribbean Islands after India’s dominating win over West Indies in the 1st Test.Recently, a video went viral where Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were caught off guard when a 7-year-old fan offered to give his autograph to them instead. Kohli and Anushka could be seen waiting patiently and smiling from ear to ear as the boy signed a piece of paper and handed it over to the cricketer.Captain Virat Kohli’s next challenged starts when India will take on South Africa in the three-match T20I series and same number of Test matches. The first T20I is to begin from September 15 in Dharamshala.Also Read | Steve Smith edges past Virat Kohli to become No.1 Test batsmanAlso Read | Virat Kohli: Is India’s most successful Test skipper necessarily the greatest?Also SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Team IndiaFollow Anushka Sharma Next Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma chill out together in JamaicaAnushka Sharma joined Virat Kohli as the Indian team was invited at the High Commissioner’s residence in Jamaica. India swept the Test series 2-0 against West Indies.advertisementlast_img read more

Is BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit weighed down by rising state-based T20 leagues?

first_imgIs BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit weighed down by rising state-based T20 leagues?While the BCCI has continued the practice of maintaining dedicated integrity officers for each franchise in IPL, it has been unable to follow the practice in state T20 leagues.advertisement Next Rasesh Mandani MumbaiSeptember 17, 2019UPDATED: September 17, 2019 21:43 IST BCCI’s anti-corruption unit is investigating cases of alleged match-fixing in TNPL (Tamil Nadu Premier League Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI has initiated inquiry over alleged corruption in Tamil Nadu Premier LeagueThere have been reports of fixers approaching some players in TNPLBCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) keeps a watch on all state-based T20 leagues and the IPLOver half-a-dozen corrupt approaches have been made to cricketers during the course of this season’s Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) as well as Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) are inquiring into the matter.But TNPL, best known for unearthing talent for IPL, is suddenly facing credibility crisis. Although BCCI’s ACSU itself monitored proceedings this year; a first in the league’s four year old history. Which begs the question, does the BCCI ACSU has too much on its plate with more and more state units formulating their own T20 leagues?. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Saurashtra and Mumbai Cricket Associations have their T20 leagues going and more are in the pipeline.Former anti-corruption unit chief of ICC, Ravi Sawani thinks so. “BCCI doesn’t have full time employability for these kinds of leagues nor the supervisory resource. Maybe in future they will look at it,” Sawani told India Today.Currently the BCCI’s anti-corruption wing, headed by former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh Shekhawat, is eight members strong. The ACU chief has sought five to six more intelligence officers and some additional staff but the recruitment is still in the works.As a result, the BCCI’s ACU has been unable to keep a designated officer with each franchise, as has been the practice in the past.”Till last year we were following a system where we had dedicated integrity officers for each team in TNPL. Officers used to travel with the team, stay with them, develop rapport, build confidence so that they can share anything that is amiss in the system. For some reason that has been stopped,” Sawani said.advertisementSawani’s private security company was employed by the TNPL as well as Karnataka Premier League (KPL) until the BCCI decided to bring all anti-corruption cricket operations, including IPL, under its ACU’s purview, last year. The IPL was earlier overseen by ICC’s anti-corruption unit.The decision taken by BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) was driven by recommendations of Justice Mudgal committee as well as Lodha committee which discouraged use of ICC’s anti-corruption wing for IPL. The committee’s argument was the ICC’s anti-corruption officers would report to the ICC and not BCCI.While the BCCI continued the practice of maintaining dedicated integrity officers for each franchise in IPL, it has been unable to follow the practice in state T20 leagues.BCCI’s ACU Chief Ajit Singh however, does not agree the operational change would make a difference. “We had four officers there who covered each and every game and stayed in the team hotels. So it’s not just manpower that is required. You have to develop information sources, develop confidence and take exemplary action where required,” Singh told India Today.The other handicap in having fixed integrity officers for state leagues revolves around budgeting. “The fact is even the franchisees are operating on low budget. We can’t have dedicated officer for each team like IPL.”The BCCI ACU is spread out during the competition,” TNPL Governing Council Chairman PS Raman clarified.Sheer manpower may not clinch BCCI its anti-corruption drive but with more and more of its state units exploring the T20 league idea to generate revenue, the susceptibility quotient as well as pressure on its ACU continues to rise.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 BCCIFollow TNPLFollow BCCI’s Anti-Corruption UnitFollow Tamil Nadu Premier LeagueFollow Karnataka Premier Leaguelast_img read more

The London No. 1 Gin

first_imgIf history has taught us anything, it’s that all things run in cycles. (Though if you ask Michael Corleone, history has taught him something different.) Gin, once one of the most popular post-War liquors, is back in style once again.Though there are a variety of small batch gins being made in America and elsewhere across the globe, to many, gin will always be associated with the United Kingdom (even if the liquor was invented in Holland). There’s just something about the image of sophisticated Brits quaffing gin and tonics and martinis that are “shaken, not stirred.”That’s why we are thrilled with The London No. 1 Gin, which is a triple distilled gin that comes right from England. Made by Master Distiller Charles Maxwell—an eighth generation gin-maker—The London No. 1 Gin is distilled in small batch pot stills with twelve key botanicals (juniper, angelica root, savory, coriander, cassia bark, liquorice, cinnamon, almond, lemon peel, orange peel, lily root, and bergamot.  At first smell, London No. 1 gin is almost overpowering with its floral notes on the nose.However, upon tasting the gin, you will see that all of the botanicals come into play with each passing second. First there is an intense warmth, which rises through your mouth—that most likely comes from the cinnamon (without any kind of real cinnamon flavor). Then, the cooler flavors of juniper, the lemon and orange peels, as well as the subtle touch of liquorice tie the flavor of the liquor together and you can actual taste the sweetness at the back of your tongue as the effect of the spirit lifts after each sip. You may not feel the same way, but with the variety of flavors in The London No. 1, there is a certain enjoyment to just pouring the gin neat over ice and savoring each floral effect.What sets The London No. 1 apart,though (aside from its complex flavor and British citizenship), is its color.  You’ll notice that London No. 1 is a pale shade of turquoise. That’s not the effect of the bottle—like, say, Bombay Sapphire—that is how the liquor appears. This effect is achieved by using gardenia flowers and a final infusion of bergamot oil. The result is a very appealing looking and tasting gin.Whether you’re a gin aficionado or a tentative gin sipper, this product of England is certainly a spirit you’re going to want to spend at least a little time getting to know better. Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Gin 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martinilast_img read more

Don’t Dread It: 5 Tips for Packing Your Suitcase

first_imgAs soon as you book your next trip, you’re likely going to start dreading the process of packing. Whether you’re leaving for a few days or a month-long vacation, packing is the least excitable part of any travel excursion. That being said, it doesn’t have to be a laborious, irritating process. Here are five tips for packing your suitcase efficiently without wanting to forget the trip altogether.1. Roll it.Sounds crazy, but don’t knock it ‘til you try it. Rolling your pants and shirts can save a substantial amount of space in your suitcase. Furthermore, it’s an effective way to make sure that your clothing doesn’t get (too) wrinkly when it’s squeezed into a tight compartment. Begin by folding the clothing item vertically to reduce its width, then roll it from the bottom, up. Once it’s compact, place it into the suitcase, and voila!2. Don’t say no to backpacks.A backpack may not be the most fashionable item to have on you while you travel, but it can be one of the most helpful ones as you look to pack efficiently.Related: Backpacks for All“My carry-on is a sturdy backpack (made to carry a computer),” says Bitsy Kelly, world traveler and vice president of Corporate Communications for Outrigger Hotel & Resorts. “This leaves my hands free to carry tickets/jackets/coffee when going through airports. It can also substitute as my ‘personal’ item thus allowing me to carry a larger carry-on bag when needed.”3. Pack disposable items.Think of items that you can possibly throw away once you’re finished using them – bottles of shampoo, soap or lotion.“This is a great weight saver on the way back if you pick up things on your trip,” says Jeremy Clement, founder of ProjectExpedition.com, an online travel marketplace.4. Use your shoes wisely.When you pack your shoes into your suitcase, don’t just forget about them – use them to your advantage. Place smaller items into your shoes, such as jewelry and charging cables, to save space in your suitcase. Fill them with socks and other accessories that would otherwise need another spot in your bag.5. Make a list.It sounds like a tedious task (and one that you might not want to do), but a list can end up saving you an ample amount of space at the end of the day. By making a list, you’ll have everything you need laid out in front of you. This can reduce the odds of over-packing and make sure that you don’t forget key items like undergarments. As an added bonus, list making can limit the amount of stress around your trip as a whole.Whether you’re traveling half way across the world or just a hundred miles away, your suitcase doesn’t have to be your worst enemy. These five tips can help you rethink the packing process and become a pro at traveling efficiently on a regular basis. Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Bone Broth in a Fruit Smoothie? It’s Actually Really Good.

first_img How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Okay, before you lose your mind (or your breakfast/lunch/dinner), let’s go ahead and get something out of the way. We know how the words “bone broth smoothie” sound: like something Leatherface would make before going out to terrorize people on the dusty landscape of Texas. But, if you’ve ever had any number of Asian dishes or, hell, if you’ve ever had a Hawaiian pizza, you’ve had some combination of meat and sweet before. Sure, the texture is different in those cases than with a bone broth smoothie, but the principles of the flavor still apply.We’ll admit, when we first saw this recipe, we were skeptical too. Mango is great. Bone broth is also tasty (more on bone broth here). But the two together? Well, we weren’t so sure. Maybe it was a texture thing. Maybe it was the idea of the flavors extracted from the bones of chickens mixing with the paradisiacal delight of a ripe mango. Maybe it was just the words “bone broth smoothie.” Whatever the reason, there was trepidation when we first made it.Osso Good Bone Broth/FacebookBut then we got to thinking about the ideas mentioned above. Could it actually work? Would it be more than just a source of protein and vitamins? Would it actually taste good? There was only one way to find out.With some hesitation, we dropped the partially-defrosted broth into the blender with the mango. We BAM’ed it with a little bit of sea salt and we were off. Needless to say, we were surprised. If you’ve got a ripe enough mango, the flavors of the chicken are fairly subtle. The saltiness of the broth comes through and melds with the sweet, tropical mango flavors in a really pleasant way.If you’re looking for a way to mix up your morning smoothie routine, this is a good option. You’re getting similar amounts of protein and vitamins as you would if you were using spinach and kale, but instead of an earthy, green flavor, you’ll find your palate dancing as it would if you were eating a tropical dinner.Mango Bone Broth Smoothie How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out center_img Editors’ Recommendations (Servings: 2)Ingredients:20 oz partially frozen pouch of Osso Good Chicken Bone Broth1 ripe, medium-large mangoCeltic sea saltMethod:Blend together all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately. Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martinilast_img read more

Mobile Justice Unit goes to Mt. Salem

first_imgThe Mobile Justice Unit of the Legal Aid Council will this month be making two stops in Mount Salem, St. James, where the Government has declared the first Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO).The first stop will be on Wednesday, September 13 at the Mount Salem Community Centre, and the second will be a Justice Fair at the Mount Salem Resource Centre on September 27.These stops have been included in the Unit’s scheduled visits for September and are intended to provide the community with legal aid services and guidance on a range of civil and criminal matters.Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Hugh Faulkner, said legal services form a critical part of the programme of social intervention strategies being advanced by the Government in the community at this time.“We are making sure that our services are available for persons who need assistance of a legal nature or who may have any concerns about their liberty as the security measures are carried out,” he explained.Other locations to be visited by the Mobile Justice Unit are Gordon Pen, St. Catherine on September 12, at the Gordon Pen Early Childhood Centre; Homestead, St. Catherine, on September 19, at the Homestead Community Centre; and Parade Gardens in Kingston on September 21, at the Parade Gardens Community Centre.The Mobile Justice Unit will also be at the Social Development Commission (SDC) Young Male Social and Empowerment Fair at the Excelsior Community College on Mountain View Avenue, in Kingston, on September 21.On September 7, the Unit visited Whitehall in Negril, Westmoreland. Some 700 persons have so far benefitted from the service islandwide.The Legal Aid Council has an annual mandate to visit 50 communities with the Mobile Justice Unit, which was launched in January.The Mobile Justice Unit is supported by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III, which is administered through the Ministry of National Security.last_img read more

Residents Work on More Than 190 Projects in Western Jamaica

first_img The parish hosted one of the two national projects at the St. Ann’s Bay Infant School, where a ramp was installed as well as other refurbishing work carried out. Work was carried out on Labour Day, May 23 on more than 190 projects registered across the parishes of St. James, Hanover, St. Ann, Trelawny, Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth. Work was carried out on Labour Day, May 23 on more than 190 projects registered across the parishes of St. James, Hanover, St. Ann, Trelawny, Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth.In St. James, residents came out to work on more than 58 projects, with the major focus on Lethe Primary and Infant School and the St. James Type V clinic.This was in keeping with the national focus on repairing health centres and building ramps in schools under the theme ‘Ramp it Up…Fix it Up’.The work undertaken involved construction of rails and ramps, painting of exterior walls and repairs to bathroom facilities, among others. The parking lot at the health centre was also remodeled and a chain link fence installed at the school.Additionally, the parish staged its annual floral tribute in honour of the Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe, who was hanged in Sam Sharpe Square on May 23 for his role in the 1831 Christmas rebellion.In Westmoreland, where 36 projects were registered, residents came out to install a ramp at the Little London Post Office. The grounds of the facility were also paved.The parish of Hanover also had full support for its Labour Day activities. Scores of persons turned out to assist with work at the Kingsvale Health Centre, where a ramp was built, the building painted, doors replaced, desks and chairs repaired, and flood lights installed.In Trelawny, the Falmouth Health Centre was also fitted with a ramp, the driveway paved, exterior walls painted and the property beautified.Parish Manager, Trelawny Health Services, Lorene Whinstanley, expressed her gratitude for the partnership with the Trelawny Municipal Corporation.“We value the partnership and just trust that the community will appreciate the effort being made and will do everything to keep our facilities as comfortable as we try to make them,” she said.Over in St. Ann, major improvement work was carried out on the Teachers’ Cottage at the Free Hill Primary School, where the walls were stripped and painted, the roof replaced, overgrown vegetation cut and areas whitewashed.The parish hosted one of the two national projects at the St. Ann’s Bay Infant School, where a ramp was installed as well as other refurbishing work carried out. This was in keeping with the national focus on repairing health centres and building ramps in schools under the theme ‘Ramp it Up…Fix it Up’. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Unemployment Falls to Record Low of 8.4 Per Cent

first_img STATIN said the decline is mainly attributable to an increase in the number of persons employed and a simultaneous reduction in the number of persons in the labour force. The country’s unemployment rate has fallen to a new record low of 8.4 per cent, according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) Labour Force Survey for July 2018. The country’s unemployment rate has fallen to a new record low of 8.4 per cent, according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) Labour Force Survey for July 2018.This out-turn is 1.3 per cent lower than the 9.7 per cent recorded for the April 2018 Survey. It is also 2.9 percentage points lower than the rate of 11.3 per cent for July 2017.STATIN said the decline is mainly attributable to an increase in the number of persons employed and a simultaneous reduction in the number of persons in the labour force.The Institute noted that the July 2018 out-turn reflects a fall in the rate for males, down 2.2 percentage points to 5.8 per cent, and females, down 3.8 percentage points to 11.4 per cent.Additionally, STATIN said the unemployment rate among youth, aged 14 to 24, decreased by 5.3 per cent to 22.2 per cent, relative to the 27.5 per cent out-turn recorded in July 2017.This, the Institute noted, was influenced by a decline in the number of young people in the labour force.The agency indicated that the rate for both genders declined by 5.2 per cent in July 2018, with the figure for males falling to 17.4 per cent compared to 28.1 per cent for females.The agency pointed out that the number of unemployed persons declined by 27.7 per cent to 111,800.This reflected a 28.6 per cent decrease in the number of unemployed males to 41,800 and a 27.2 per cent fall in the number of unemployed females to 70,000. The total number of unemployed youth decreased by 14,600 persons to 45,200.Meanwhile, STATIN said the overall number of employed individuals rose to 1,226,400 as at July 2018, representing an increase of 12,800 persons.A breakdown of the figures shows that the number of males employed increased by 5,900 to 681,800, while female employment rose by 6,900 to 544,600.STATIN advised that the total labour force stood at 1,338,200 persons, a decrease of 2.2 per cent in July 2018, compared to the corresponding period last year.“Accordingly, the participation rate declined from 65.5 per cent to 64 per cent. The male labour force, which comprised 723,600 persons in July 2018 decreased by 1.5 per cent relative to July 2017 while the female labour force decreased by three per cent to 614,600 persons,” a STATIN statement outlined. Story Highlights This out-turn is 1.3 per cent lower than the 9.7 per cent recorded for the April 2018 Survey. It is also 2.9 percentage points lower than the rate of 11.3 per cent for July 2017.last_img read more

Tuco Introduces New FRB and Daughter Crafts

first_imgzoom Tuco Marine Group (Tuco) has developed a new series of vessels consisting of 16 boat models designed especially for the most critical and tough working conditions at sea.With the development of the new ProZero series Tuco has focused on innovation and on minimizing the weight of the vessels in the three segments: “Search and Rescue”, “Military and Police” and “Workboats”. Tuco expects that the average weight of these types of boats can be reduced by 30 percent.The core idea of the ProZero series is to create a product that will be competitive not only when it comes to the weight, but also on parameters like delivery time and customization according to customer demands.“The module based design makes it possible for us to give our customers a product that can be customized according to their needs and with a relatively short delivery time compared to the market average,” said Jonas Pedersen, the Managing Director at Tuco.The low weight of the ProZero series will cause a significant reduction in fuel consumption which will again make the emission of both CO2 and NoX lower.At the same time the vessels will have a longer range and will be able to travel further distances.Furthermore the ProZero series has been optimized for lifts with davits and other types of cranes. According to international standards, large motherships are required to have rescue vessels on board.The davits and cranes necessary for lifting the rescue vessels can be bought in a smaller rendition which reduces both the costs and the weight of the motherships. Another alternative is to choose a larger Daughter Craft.All the vessels of the ProZero series meet the standards of the classification system of DNV, and can be customized to fit the demands of other classification companies if needed.The standard boats of the series range in length between 6,5-16 meters and in width between 2,8-4,3 meters. May 28, 2014last_img read more

Ro-Ro Ship Runs Aground off Kinsarvik, Norway

first_imgzoom The 107- meter long Multi-Purpose/Ro-Ro cargo ship Norrland with 12 crew onboard is reported to have hit a sandy shallow causing the vessel to run aground offshore Kinsarvik, Norway.The Norrland was heading to Boliden Odda from Haugesund when the grounding occurred.There were no injuries or pollution reported.The extent of the damage is about to be inspected by state divers.The vessel was refloated with the assistance of a tug and anchored near Ullensvang, where it is pending inspection, after which it would be able to resume its voyage.Antigua & Barbuda-flagged vessel was built in 1990 and is owned and operated by German shipping company Brise Bereederung. World Maritime News Staff; September 02, 2014last_img read more

ABB Bags Innovation of the Year Award

first_imgzoom Power and automation technology group ABB has won the “Innovation of the Year” award recognizing the company’s new Azipod D electric propulsion system for its important contribution to advancing modern shipping.ABB, which was also named Propulsion Manufacturer of the Year for a second consecutive year, collected the honors this week during the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.The winner was selected by an international jury consisting of 38 maritime journalists, industry experts and academics who recognized the Azipod D’s higher flexibility, reliability and energy efficiency.“We are delighted that our latest addition to ABB’s electric propulsion portfolio is recognized as Innovation of the Year, and that electric propulsion continues to grow many times faster than the world’s fleet,” said Peter Terwiesch, President of ABB’s Process Automation division.“The flexibility and fuel efficiency of electric propulsion is a key enabler to performance and competitiveness in shipping.”The Azipod D requires up to 25 percent less installed power partly due to the new hybrid cooling that increases the performance of the electric motor by up to 45 percent. ABB’s Azipod D propulsion power ranges from 1.6 megawatts to 7 megawatts (MW) per unit.last_img read more

October Cargo Volume Rises at Port of Long Beach

first_imgzoom The second-busiest container port in the United States, Port of Long Beach, continued its winning streak with a 6.3 percent rise in October cargo volume compared to the same month last year.A total of 619,983 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) moved through the port in October. Imports were down 0.8 percent to 307,995 TEUs. Exports increased by 6.5 percent to 128,308 TEUs.“We had an early peak in July and August, with much of the inventory for the holiday shopping season coming early. On the export side, we’ve seen increases for the past two months, as shipping lines choose Long Beach for its reliability and service,” said Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup. “Year to date, we’re up more than 5 percent, so 2015 is shaping up to be one of our best years ever.”Empty containers, sent back overseas to be refilled with goods, continued to rise 20.8 percent to 183,681 TEUs.The National Retail Federation has forecast that retail sales in November and December would increase 3.7 percent from last year. Through the first 10 months of 2015, Long Beach cargo was up 5.4 percent overall compared to the same period last year.“Volume is reaching pre-recession levels of trade and demonstrating the ability of Long Beach industry stakeholders to handle high amounts of cargo,” the port said in its monthly report.According to the port, this is its best October in eight years, and the top quarter in the port’s 104-year history.last_img read more

Operator Stellar Cosmo Not Heading for Repairs

first_imgzoom Polaris Shipping’s Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Cosmo has not broken down and is not heading for repairs to Cape Town, as disclosed to World Maritime News.Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore LLP, speaking on the authority of the ship’s operator, said that the reports indicating that the ship was heading for repairs after developing a crack in the hull were not true and that the ship was in fact heading to Singapore for refueling.“Stellar Cosmo diverted from her voyage to China to the last reported site of the Stellar Daisy to take part in search and rescue operations. She has departed early from the scene and is heading to Singapore for bunkers before continuing her contractual voyage to China. The reason for her departure is to allow her sufficient bunkers to reach China and not for reasons of repairs as has been reported,” the firm said reacting to media reports.The 1992-built ship was also converted from a crude carrier to an ore carrier, a process that has been put under spotlight over the past few days as the ship’s owner faces criticism following the sinking of Stellar Daisy.The VLOC went missing on March 31 and is believed to have sunk some 1,700 miles east of the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay. Stellar Daisy was carrying eight South Korean and sixteen Filipino sailors. Two of the sailors were rescued on April 2, while the search for the remaining missing 22 crew members continues.Just a few days after the incident, Polaris Shipping confirmed that another of the firm’s vessels reported a crack on the outer hull of a tank- the 1993-built bulk carrier Stellar Unicorn.The ship was sent for repairs and will continue its voyage to China once it gets necessary approvals.As a result of the said incidents, the company said that it had launched inspection of all its operated vessels.As informed, the inspection will be conducted in addition to the regular maintenance and inspection, and would continue until all vessels are inspected and cleared for service.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Scorpio Bulkers Charters Ultramax Ship

first_imgzoom NYSE-listed dry bulk owner and operator Scorpio Bulkers has entered into an agreement with an unrelated third party to time charter-in one Ultramax vessel.Under the deal, the vessel will be chartered for a period of two years at around USD 10,125 per day with an option to extend the agreement for one year at USD 10,885 per day.The company did not unveil the details of the ship in question, however, it informed that the time charter is expected to commence prior to the end of October 2017.Earlier in April, Scorpio Bulkers decided to sell its two 2014-built Kamsarmax vessels SBI Cakewalk and SBI Charleston to unaffiliated third parties for some USD 45 million in total.Featuring 81,600 dwt, the ships, which were built by Chinese Jiangnan Shanghai Changxing Heavy Industries, were added to Scorpio Bulkers’ fleet in August and September 2014, respectively.Following the completion of the sales, Scorpio Bulkers will own a fleet of 46 vessels, consisting of 18 Kamsarmax and 28 Ultramax ships, with a total carrying capacity of 3.2 million deadweight tonnes.last_img read more