Ahoy Galveston Royal Caribbean plan 3rd cruise terminal

first_imgGALVESTON, Texas — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and the Port of Galveston plan to develop an $85 million terminal — the third for the cruise-popular city on the Gulf of Mexico.The Galveston County Daily News reports the partnership was announced Tuesday. The two groups are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding. The Wharves Board of Trustees, which governs the Port of Galveston, could approve a final agreement early next year.Port Director Rodger Rees said Tuesday that the third terminal could open by 2021 with an initial 20-year lease with Royal Caribbean. The cruise line would pay for the new terminal, planned at Pier 10 and also providing additional parking.Carnival Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line ships also serve Galveston, which has terminals at Pier 25 and Pier 27.___Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Unemployment rate sees slight increase during month of August

first_imgLast year, in August 2018, the unemployment rate was 6.0 percent.Overall for B.C., the unemployment rate jumped from 4.4 percent in July to 5.0 percent in August, the second-lowest in Canada, after having the lowest unemployment rate for two years straight.According to Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, the reason for the increase in the unemployment rate is because some sectors in B.C. are not feeling the benefits of the strong labour market and growing economy.Ralston says the Province remains dedicated to assisting workers in these industries. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Provincial unemployment data for the month of August has been released.The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. saw a slight increase last month of 0.6 percent, up to 5.5 percent when compared to July’s rate of 4.9 percent.The estimated number of people working in Northeast B.C. for August is at 39,600.last_img read more

Criminal shot at in Narela encounter

first_imgNEW DELHI: In an encounter with Delhi Police special cell, a criminal was injured in police firing in Narela on Monday evening.The accused was shot by Delhi Police on his leg and wa admitted to the hospital. The accused has been identified as Sumit alias Tinka. He is also said to be involved in the liquor business. The Delhi police was looking for him in several cases of robbery and murder cases in the capital. DCP Special cell PS kushwah said that Sumit was wanted in robbery and murder cases. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarWhen the police tried to arrest him he opened fire at the police team and in the retaliatory fire, Sunit was hit by a bullet in the leg. The police team acted on secret information that Sumit alias Tinka would be coming to Narela where the police team laid tap. As they confronted him he opened firing forcing the police team to return fire in self-defence. “He is undergoing treatment, He is a notorious criminal wanted in several cases,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more

Ohio State mens soccer riding momentum into meeting with Bowling Green

OSU junior forward Yaw Amankwa (23) kicks the ball during a game against Louisville on Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Breanna Williams / Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team will look to improve upon its five-game unbeaten streak against its third in-state rival of the season on Wednesday as the Buckeyes are scheduled to face Bowling Green at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU has completed a major turnaround from the beginning of the season when the team went on a four-game losing streak. The Scarlet and Gray now sits at 4-4-2 overall and 1-1-1 in Big Ten play.The Buckeyes have found different ways to attack their opponents in order to win.“At the moment, we have a good rotation up top that’s allowing us to stay fresh and be able to attack pretty well,” OSU junior forward Danny Jensen said. “With the rotation, we are able to press a little more.”Not only do the Buckeyes have a good offensive rotation going, but their defense has been a weapon as well.OSU sophomore forward Marcus McCrary said Bowling Green is a solid defensive squad, which will be one of the challenges the Buckeyes will face.“We know they won’t be easy, and we know they will not be the toughest competition we play all year, but we just need to focus and be confident and just keep going,” McCrary said.The Falcons have lost three straight heading into Wednesday’s tilt.“We know they’re a solid team and we know that they are an organized team,” Jensen said. “More ways to get by that is to play our game and stay fresh.”Although OSU has had only one day of practice to prepare for the battle against Bowling Green, the Buckeyes are confident they can continue their unbeaten streak.“They’re just a good team and we’re going to take care of business on Wednesday,” McCrary said.Previous encounter with the FalconsRevenge might be the only thing on the Falcons’ minds after a shutout loss to the Buckeyes in the 2014 regular season.OSU earned a 3-0 victory over Bowling Green at home. OSU then-junior defender Liam Doyle scored the Buckeyes’ first goal of the game in just three minutes off a penalty kick. Then-sophomore Christian Soldat added to the lead after he scored off a rebound originally shot by then-junior midfielder Kyle Culbertson midway through the first half.OSU then-senior midfielder Yianni Sarris sent in a shot in the 64th minute that gave the Buckeyes their final goal of the game.By the end of the match, shots were a lopsided 20-6 in favor of the Buckeyes.Clean sweepThe Big Ten’s weekly awards for offensive and defensive player were swept by Buckeyes.Jensen took home the award for Offensive Player of the Week after netting a pair of game-clinching goals over Louisville and Michigan State last week. The last player from OSU to win the award was Jensen, in October 2014.The Defensive Player of the Week crown was captured by redshirt senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer. The transfer from Dayton saved six shots in the two Buckeye victories last week, including his third clean sheet of the season in the win against Louisville. It is the first time in Froschauer’s career that he won a defensive award.Next upFollowing Wednesday’s action, the Buckeyes are scheduled to visit the Hoosier State to face Indiana at 7:30 p.m. in Bloomington, Indiana. read more

Ohio State wrestling seeks to get back on track against No 7

OSU redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius (left) sizes up his opponent during a match against Arizona State on Nov. 20 at St. John Arena. OSU won 28-9.Credit: Mason Swires | Lantern reporterAfter sustaining a tough upset loss last Saturday, the Ohio State wrestling team has a quick recovery on its mind on Sunday.That matchup will feature No. 11 OSU (5-2, 2-1) playing host to No. 7 Nebraska (9-1, 3-1) at 2 p.m. in St. John Arena.Last week, the Buckeyes fell to the now-No. 10 Michigan by a score of 21-11.The upset loss was one that OSU did not take lightly.“There were seven weight classes where we didn’t score any offensive points,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “It’s critical this week that we are putting ourselves in scoring positions.”Redshirt senior Hunter Stieber fully agreed with his coach that the team needs to be more aggressive in the coming matchup.“We didn’t really shoot that much, and when we did, they capitalized on it more than we did,” Stieber said.Sunday will mark the first time the Scarlet and Gray face off against the Cornhuskers this season.The team will try to right the wrongs from last week and move forward.“I think we just need to get back to just wrestling how we want to wrestle and not let our opponent dictate the match,” Stieber said.Nebraska is a unit that is well-respected in the Big Ten, as well as throughout the entire NCAA.Through the last five matchups with OSU, the Cornhuskers have been victorious in four.Led by the likes of junior T.J. Dudley and senior Jake Sueflohn, Nebraska has amassed 205 points so far, and a record of 9-1 overall.Also over the span of the last five years, Nebraska has finished nationally ranked inside the top 15 every season.So, with the high pedigree of their opponent, Ryan and the Buckeyes know exactly what the Cornhuskers bring to the table.“They’re a tough, gritty team,” Ryan said. “I think every one of their guys is ranked in the top 15 or so.”All of the probable starters for Nebraska are, in fact, ranked in the top 25 in the InterMat polls.The Cornhuskers unit will be a test for the OSU team, but Ryan said he is confident in his wrestlers.“They’ve got a really tough dual-meet team, and it’s going to be one heck of a match,” Ryan said.A healthy lineupIn the 2014-15 season, the OSU wrestling team sustained a few setbacks in terms of injuries to key members of the team.“Last year we struggled to put a healthy team on the mat all year,” Ryan said.This year, the team seems to be in peak shape, and ready for a run at repeating as NCAA champions.One of the most notable injuries from last season was sustained by Stieber.At the start of the year, Stieber was one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the 149-pound weight class before a knee injury limited him to participating in just 10 matches.Now, the redshirt senior has had time to heal, and is ready for the season ahead.“I haven’t wrestled healthy in, like, two years,” Stieber said.Although there are still small hiccups here and there, Stieber returned to the starting lineup last week.He will likely draw a tough opponent in Sueflohn on Sunday.Looking aheadAfter Sunday’s showdown with the Cornhuskers, OSU is scheduled to continue its Big Ten portion of the season, squaring off against Michigan State on Jan. 24.The two teams met in the Michigan State Open earlier this season, where both teams performed well.The match is set to take place at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cleveland at 2 p.m. read more

Hudson Street Hooligans take over Crew stadium

A small group of beer-drinking, soccer-loving friends have managed to use their love for a sport to create a growing, nationally known fanbase in just five years. The Hudson Street Hooligans have grown into one of the best-known supporter groups in the country, using their love of soccer to create their own traditions with the hopes of making the Crew a household name in Columbus.The Hooligans began in 2006. Their goal was to create a passionate fanbase for the Crew. They have done just that.For every home game, you will usually see the northeast part of the stadium filled with the Crew’s loudest and most loyal fans. It is the Nordecke section, which opened in 2008. It features the Crew’s supporter groups. The Nordecke section has about 3,000 fans, which include the Hudson Street Hooligans, the Crew Union (which is the older crowd) and La Turbina Amarilla, the Latino fanbase.The passion of the Crew’s supporter groups has been rewarded. Memberships for each, especially the Hooligans, are constantly growing, and they have become known throughout the nation.The Hooligans are more than just about supporting the Crew. They also do events that support their local community and beyond.Denis de Verteuil has used his position as a Hooligan to contribute to society.On May 29, 2010, before Columbus played the Los Angeles Galaxy, Verteuil held a fundraiser at Ruby Tuesdays to raise money to help him bike ride across America in the summer.With Bike & Build, Verteuil will lead 30 cyclists for 40,000 miles to raise money and awareness for affordable housing. One day each week they will help build at a Habitat for Humanity site, according to the Help Denis de Verteuil Bicycle Across America! Facebook page. The Hooligans are always looking for new members to recruit.“You basically have to show a little bit of enthusiasm for the Crew,” Blake Compton said. “And if you like drinking beer that’s a major plus.” Joining is simple. Anyone can either go to the online store at hudsonstreethooligans.com, go to the Hooligan Club House on the corner of Hudson and Summit or to Ruby Tuesdays during game days.It costs $20 to join and members get discounts on tickets, drinks at Ruby Tuesdays and a buy-one-get-one-free coupon at Chipotle on game days. Memberships last for a year.A typical game day for a Hooligan begins at Ruby Tuesdays, a bar on the corner of 19th and Summit. They begin drinking a couple hours before the game. An hour or so before kickoff, they begin their march toward the stadium, heading up Summit then right on Hudson over the train tracks, with Crew and checkered black-and-yellow flags waving.While at the game, the Hooligans, along with the rest of the supporter groups, make their presence felt with their cheering, chants and singing.The Hooligan Club House is another aspect of the club members will get to enjoy. It offers another place for fans and members to get together to watch soccer.“It’s welcomed to any Hooligan members. We offer a social membership to watch soccer,” Jon Winland, vice president of the Hooligans, said. “Our goal is to try to create a fanbase here in Columbus for the sport. Obviously it’s not a big thing here in America, but we’d like to make it one.” read more

Quick Hits Former Ohio State football coach embarrassed by NCAA violations

The wide-ranging topics that were discussed at first-year OSU head coach Luke Fickell’s Tuesday press conference included a season-ending injury for one defensive player, the role of a previously suspended player in Saturday’s game at Illinois and the battle among quarterbacks for the backup job. After the press conference, a former Buckeyes coach spoke to The Lantern about the NCAA violations committed by OSU players. “Coop” isn’t content Former OSU head coach John Cooper, who led the Buckeyes to a 100-34-4 record from 1988-1999, sat among members of the media during Fickell’s remarks. Afterward, Cooper had some pointed remarks about the state of OSU football, saying he was troubled by the program’s recent run-ins with the NCAA. “It’s unfortunate,” Cooper said. “That doesn’t have to happen. It shouldn’t happen at Ohio State. This is too good of a school. It is too good of a program to have that happen to us. “It’s embarrassing, to be honest with you.” Injury update Senior defensive lineman Nate Williams, who has missed the Buckeyes’ last five games after sustaining an injury to his left knee on Sept. 3 against Akron, is likely done for the season. “Nate probably won’t be with us for the rest of the year,” Fickell said. “I think he’ll probably have another surgery. It’s a part of the game.” Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller is listed as the No. 1 quarterback on the latest OSU depth chart. Fickell said the most important thing is how Miller practices this week. “I think (Miller) is going to be OK,” Fickell said. “We’ll see how he feels when he runs around today.” Captaincy carousel slowing down Senior center Mike Brewster will make his fourth appearance as an OSU game captain at Illinois this Saturday. Senior linebacker Andrew Sweat will make his third appearance as a game captain as well. Junior tight end Jake Stoneburner, who caught his fifth touchdown pass of the year last Saturday at Nebraska, is first-time captain and will join Brewster and Sweat at midfield Saturday for the pregame coin toss at the Fighting Illini’s Memorial Stadium. “Boom” is back“ After being suspended for the first six games of the 2011 season due to two separate NCAA violations, Dan “Boom” Herron will dress and play for Buckeyes at Illinois this weekend. “Dan will get some touches,” Fickell said. “You might see Dan initially on special teams. Dan is a big part of who we are.” Quarterback shuffle The battle among Ohio State’s quarterbacks is still on, but now they’re competing to be the No. 2 option behind freshman Braxton Miller. Fickell said that sophomore quarterback Ken Guiton will get more reps in practice and have a shot at being the backup. “Kenny will get some more reps (this week),” Fickell said. “He showed the team and everyone how much it means to him. He’ll get more and more opportunities in the weeks to come.” read more

Hamsik pays tribute to the departing Reina

first_imgNapoli captain Marek Hamsik has paid tribute to the departing Pep Reina with the Spaniard set to play in his final game for the club against Torino on SundayThe goalkeeper held a dinner to bid farewell to his teammates at Napoli with Reina set to join Serie A rivals AC Milan at the end of the season as a free agent.Sunday’s game against Torino will be Reina’s final appearance at their San Paolo Stadium with Luigi Sepe set to deputise for the Spaniard in their remaining two games with Napoli currently trying overhaul their four-point gap to league leaders Juventus as they attempt to win their first Serie A title since 1990.“Pepe you were a great teammate. One of the best with whom I had the pleasure to play. A real man and a true leader. You will be missed a lot, for your way of living the locker room and at matches, you are always ready for any joke. I make a big wolf mouth for your new adventure. Thank you for all these years with you and with this shirt. Your companions and this city will not forget you. GREAT PEPE TVB A STRONG EMBRACE ??? P.S There are still 3 games left to us we still believe it until mathematics will not allow it. We will give it our all as always ?? Dreaming is not forbidden” Hamsik wrote on Instagram. Rumour: PSG ready Donnarumma bid George Patchias – August 21, 2019 PSG are ready to make a bid for goalkeeper Gianluigi  Donnarumma.According to Italian football new outlet Calciomercato.com, PSG is about to make an offer…The veteran goalkeeper joined Napoli on a loan spell from Liverpool in 2013 and won the Coppa Italia that season, before rejoining the Light Blues on a permanent deal in the summer of 2015 from Bayern Munich.Since then, Reina has made 153 appearances in goal for Napoli and has played an integral role in their title battle with Juventus this season.last_img read more

Alexis Sanchez trains with Manchester United in UCLA

first_imgAlexis Sanchez has trained with his Manchester United team-mates in the USA for the first time, after landing in Los Angeles following his visa issues.The former Arsenal player had previously been busy working with one of the fitness coaches at the Aon Training Complex, but he is expected to play a part in Sunday’s friendly match against San Jose Earthquakes.United legend Denis Irwin revealed his admiration for the player in an interview saying “His arrival is a boost for the squad, and this pre-season training will be good for him,” “Alexis came to the club in January, and he knows the Premier League, but this is a chance to get his team-mates even better. You can’t beat pre-season!“Don’t forget he has been working at the Aon Training Complex as well, so he is not rusty, he is up to speed, and that leads me to think he will play a part against San Jose Earthquakes..@Alexis_Sanchez arrives at training – welcome to LA! ??? #MUTOUR #MUFC pic.twitter.com/fYprbiSpyoharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 21, 2018Mourinho had already suggested Alexis will appear against San Jose Earthquakes in Santa Clara, telling MUTV: When he lands, he has to play, because he trained with us for five days before we departed to LA and we left one fitness coach behind with him. Of course, it is individual training but, when he arrives, he has to play. If he is coming, he has to play.”Jose Mourinho’s men face San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday ahead of International Champions Cup matches against AC Milan, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, rounding off pre-season against Bayern Munich.United will then kick off the 2018-19 Premier League season with a home game against Leicester City on August 10.last_img read more

Dry Conditions Fuel Unplanned Wildfire

first_imgIn a press release, ninety-nine percent of all wildland fires on that occur on the Chugach National Forest are caused by humans. Everyone plays a role in preventing human-caused fires. Campfires left unattended could potentially result in an unplanned wild fire ignition which could threaten public safety and fire fighters. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Chugach National Forest fire danger status is very high over most the forest. Over the weekend a fire (Trail Lake Fire) broke out at mile marker 27 of the Seward Highway on Kenai Peninsula Borough land. Firefighters from University of Alaska at Fairbanks Nanook Firefighting Crew were called to assist. Smoke jumpers were engaged and a 20 person fire crew is mopping up, utilizing water and hand tools to extinguish any remaining heat sources. The low smoke fire was approximately three acres in size and is now contained. Extinguish all campfires completely before leaving the area – fires should never be left unattended.Please use these guidelines to extinguish campfires:Allow the campfire to completely burn to ash, if possibleDrown all embers, using lots of water, until the fire no longer hissesStir the ash and water with a shovel, stick, or other toolScrape any remaining logs to remove possible embersMake sure everything is cold to the touchIf water is not available, mix sand or wet dirt into the fire pitDo not bury the fire – it will continue to smolder and may ignite roots and duff below the surfacelast_img read more

4 sentenced to death for Rupa rape and murder

first_imgThe accused being taken to Tangail court. Photo: Tangail A Tangail court on Monday sentenced four persons to death in a case filed over the murder of Zakia Sultana Rupa after gang rape in a running bus on 25 August last year, reports UNB.Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Abul Hossain Miah announced the verdict in a crowded courtroom.The condemned convicted are – bus driver Habibur and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir.Besides, bus supervisor Safar Ali was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and fined Tk 100,000.According to prosecution, Rupa, 27, was murdered after gang rape in the running bus while returning to Mymensingh from Bogra.Police recovered her blood-stained body from Panchmail area of Madhupur upazila on that night.Following a post-mortem, she was buried at the town central graveyard as unclaimed body. Later, victim’s relatives identified her.On 28 August, police arrested the five accused from Mymensingh in this connection.On 31 August, police exhumed the body of Rupa and handed it over to her family for burial in a proper manner.On 25 October last, the court accepted the charge sheet against the accused — bus driver Habibur, its supervisor Safar Ali, and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir — in the case.On 23 January, the court concluded the recording of depositions of witnesses in the case when 27 witnesses out of total 32 testified before the court.last_img read more

Full Show New Sandra Bland Video And Barbara Bush The Matriarch May

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:51center_img X On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Sandra Bland was found dead in her Waller County jail cell in 2015. Now, a newly uncovered video of her arrest is raising questions about how the case was handled. We examine Bland’s arrest and suicide further with Brian Collister, who is a reporter for Investigative Network.Also this hour: On May 8th, 1980 the World Health Organization announced smallpox was eradicated. But, in 2019, more than 700 cases of the measles have been reported in 22 states with ten of them confirmed here in Texas as of March. We examine what lessons can be learned from efforts to eradicate smallpox, polio, and other diseases that we couldn’t accomplish with measles.Then, journalist Susan Page discusses The Matriarch, her biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush.And Houston’s very first poet laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda tells us about the stories and authors featured in her new anthology Houston Noir and how our city lends itself to the noir genre.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Here are the best places to enjoy some RR in Nicaragua

first_imgHere are the best places to enjoy some R&R in Nicaragua TORONTO — What can travellers expect to see while in Nicaragua? Unspoiled natural beauty, crystal clear beaches, and an exceptionally welcoming culture that make this Central American country a must-see destination in 2019 and beyond.For those in search of some serious R&R, Visit Nicaragua has compiled a list of the country’s very best places to recharge, rejuvenate and recalibrate:THE CORN ISLANDSIf your clients are looking to get away and unplug, then a trip to the remote Corn Islands is a must. Once a refuge for pirates, Big Corn Island and Little Corn Island are now a secret hideaway for many Nicaraguans and visitors from around the world. White-sand beaches, swaying coconut palms and clear turquoise waters are par for the course on both Corn Islands.Little Corn Island is a quiet and verdant jewel surrounded by calm cerulean waters. The gentle waves and supple sands lend themselves to world-class scuba, sailing and fishing, while the charming amenities of The Village offer an escape from the mainland bustle. Unassuming Little Corn may be out of sight, but this idyllic escape deserves to be top of mind.YEMAYA ISLAND HIDEAWAYNamed after the goddess of the sea, Yemaya Little Corn caters to wellness enthusiasts who seek out tranquility in natural locales. This unique island hotel offers 16 oceanfront rooms with stunning sea views, exquisite white sand beaches surrounded by lush jungle and a pristine reef teeming with sea life.Do not expect marble foyers or uniformed bellhops here: the decor is both locally inspired and tasteful. The organic garden that supplies the resort’s kitchen adds a healthy and authentic touch to the delectable cuisine. yemayalittlecorn.comMore news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksMALIBU POPOYO SURF RESORTMalibu Popoyo is what you get when you cross a luxury surf retreat with an adventure sanctuary. This all-inclusive, eco-friendly boutique surf resort and retreat centre caters to surfers, yogis and adventurous souls. Located beachfront in the heart of Popoyo, the resort is grounded in Nicaraguan culture and is a neighbor to more than 10 world-class surf breaks.With stimulating experiences for all walks of life, this high-end accommodation will indulge the senses without breaking the bank. malibupopoyo.comJICARO ISLAND LODGERelaxation and wellness at Nicaragua’s ‘Tourism Triangle’ on the west coast are easily within reach when visiting Jicaro Island Ecolodge. Located on a private island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua and just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada, Jicaro is a serene alternative to the bustle of the nearby historic city. The ecolodge is comprised of nine private two-story casitas, many with a glorious view of the lake and nearby Mombacho Volcano, and offers year-round yoga and wellness retreats that combine exceptional yoga experiences with opportunities to learn about the destination and its culture.The wellness center at Jicaro, overlooking the lake, features two open-air rooms and private showers for spa treatments. A highlight at Jicaro is the floating yoga deck accessible by boat, a serene location where guests can enjoy sunrise yoga, afternoon meditation and sunset dinner. jicarolodge.comMore news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedAQUA WELLNESS RESORTNestled among the treetops and overlooking a private white sand beach along Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast is Aqua Wellness Resort. This Rainforest Alliance-verified resort maximizes the beauty of its natural surroundings by offering tree-top villas, the perfect choice for travellers keen on seeing a variety of flora and fauna, not to mention monkeys, birds and butterflies. Additionally, Aqua rests on a turtle-nesting beach that affords frequent sightings of the majestic animals. Other highlights include daily yoga on an elevated, open-air platform that overlooks the beach, and The Aqua Spa, featuring treatments that draw inspiration from Nicaragua’s natural resources such as local fruit and cacao. aquanicaragua.comCOCO LOCO RESORTCoco Loco Resort, a community-focused eco-resort in northern Nicaragua, offers guests a very special travel experience. Since 2009, it has worked to improve the quality of life of the local community through education programs, development initiatives and volunteer efforts. Over the past 10 years, Coco’s Waves of Hope foundation has invested over $400,000 into projects and initiatives focused on education, infrastructure, health care and the environment.After giving back, guests can nurture themselves with yoga retreats, private classes and a teacher-in-training program. They can also take up surfing at all levels. Accommodations include eight palm-thatch cabanas on the main property and three boutique rooms in the new beach house. cocolocoecoresort.com Tags: Destinations, Nicaragua Posted by Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, May 31, 2019 last_img read more

Modern Times Groups soontobespunoff TV and st

first_imgModern Times Group’s soon-to-be-spun-off TV and streaming arm Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has acquired the exclusive Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish media rights to 50 tennis tournaments from the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).The deal means that Nordic tennis fans can now follow players such as Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki and Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson live on NENT’s streaming service Viaplay, with selected matches also broadcast on NENT Group’s TV channels.NENT Group’s coverage of WTA events begins with this month’s WTA tournaments in Shenzhen, Brisbane and Auckland, and concludes with the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen between October 27 and November 3 2019.NENT also holds the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian media rights to the men’s tennis ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series and ATP World Tour Finals; and the Danish media rights to the ATP World Tour 250 and ATP World Tour 500.Kim Mikkelsen, NENT Group SVP and head of sport said: “We continue to broaden and deepen NENT Group’s unrivalled sports portfolio and bring the very best experiences to every fan in the Nordic region. Now we’re serving up another ace in 2019 with no less than 50 WTA tournaments, which together with our fantastic ATP coverage mean we offer some of the world’s most compelling and competitive tennis.”Micky Lawler, WTA president said: “Our sport continues to grow and inspire new fans around the world, thanks to broadcast opportunities such as these. We’re extremely pleased with NENT Group’s dedication to bring women’s tennis to new audiences and look forward to building our fan base in the Nordic region through our exciting WTA Premier and International events.”Separately, Sky Deutschland has extended its agreement for exclusive rights to ATP men’s tennis in Germany, .Austria and Switzerland.Under the terms of its latest deal with ATP and ATP Media, Sky will continue to broadcast he Nitto ATP Finals, all ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, most of the ATP 500 tournaments and selected ATP 250 tournaments from 2020 onwardsThe pay TV broadcaster will have the rights to air coverage of the  2020 Nitto ATP Finals in London from 2020 to 2023 and wherever the final series will be held in the following years, the nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, most of the 13 ATP 500 tournaments and can also provide live coverage of selected tournaments of the ATP 250.last_img read more