Army spirit comes to fore: Indian rowers sing redemption song with 3 medals

first_imgBy Bharat Sharma(Eds: Incorporating all results and quotes) Palembang, Aug 24 (PTI) The Indian rowing contingent redeemed itself by winning three medals, including a historic gold in quadruple sculls, on the final day of the competition at the 18th Asian Games here. The rowers had to overcome an unexpected and disastrous outing yesterday, when they were in contention for four medals, to ensure that India doesn’t return home empty handed from the Jakabaring lake. All Armymen, most of them from humble background, fought with the never-say-die spirit that soldiers are best known for. They pushed their boats as if there was no tomorrow. “Yesterday we had a bad day but soldiers never give up. I told my teammates that we will go for the gold and we will give it all. It was about karo ya maro (do or die). And we did it,” Sawarn Singh, senior most member of the gold-winning quadruple sculls team, told PTI. He not only pushed himself to the limit but his words of encouragement fired up his teammates, including Dattu Baban Bhokanal, who had given up midway into his single sculls race yesterday after starting as the favourite. The other members of the triumphant team were Sukhmeet Singh, who like Sawarn is from Mansa district in Punab, and Om Prakash. Like Bhokanal, Sawarn and Prakash also suffered a heartbreak yesterday, missing out on the bronze in the men’s double sculls. But all of them were able to turn it around in less than 24 hours.advertisement Dushyant Chauhan, bronze medallist in lightweight single sculls at Incheon, defended his third place in the event. Courtesy Bhagwan Singh and Rohit Kumar, India won another bronze in men’s lightweight double sculls. Bhagwan is a son of a truck driver who had to quit journalism in the second year and join Indian Army due to financial issues. Dushyant, who is now an experienced rower, gave his all quite literally. The energy sapping dash in the final 500 metres led to him being carried on a stretcher to the medical centre. He was so drained out that he could not stand properly during the medal ceremony. Minutes later he threw up, prompting the doctors to rush him to the medical centre. “I pushed as if it was the last race of my life. That was the only thing in the mind. May be I pushed a bit too hard but it was worth it. I had a bad cold and throat in the run up to the event, that also affected me a lot during the race. I was gone,” said Dushyant, who had not eaten much in the morning ahead of the race as they all have to maintain weight (72kg). “I just had two breads and an apple. It was very hot also. That is why I was completely dehydrated,” added the 25-year-old who lives in Gurgaon. In the quadruple sculls, it was a lot more than just a race for the experienced Bhokanal and Sawarn. Bhokanal had to win it for his late mother while Sawarn had to do it to know if he still had gas left in the tank. The 28-year-old had almost quit the sport, having suffered a slip disc following his bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games. He only made a comeback last year due to the constant encouragement from chief coach Ismail Baig. “I never thought that I could come back and win a medal for the country again. The federation took care of me, sent me to Chennai for my back treatment. I am thankful to them,” said Sawarn. The quadruple sculls squad changed its tactics after the dismal show yesterday. “We were in the front in the first 1000m yesterday but were chased down at the end. Today we made ensure we were steady in the first half and then accelerated in the final 500 metres,” Sawarn added. The move did pay off as Sawarn and Co won the race by close to three seconds. Indonesia and Thailand won the silver and bronze respectively. The gold was also India’s second at the Asian Games rowing, the first being Bajrang Lal Thakkar’s in 2010. PTI BS AHlast_img read more

Griezmann & Dembele lead France to win

first_imgFrance 3 Italy 1: Les Bleus thrill in Azzurri win Jamie Smith 05:00 6/2/18 Lorenzo Pellegrini Getty Images Although Leonardo Bonucci was on target for Italy, France ran out 3-1 winners in a heavyweight European friendly clash in Nice. France offered a thrilling glimpse of their World Cup potential with a 3-1 win against European rivals Italy.Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele were on target for Les Bleus at Allianz Riviera on Friday, with Italy captain Leonardo Bonucci replying for the Azzurri.Mario Balotelli shrugged off pre-match injury concerns but could not add to his goal on a return from a four-year international exile against Saudi Arabia, wasting numerous chances. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now France took an early lead when Umtiti bundled in a rebound, Griezmann doubling the advantage from the penalty spot inside half an hour after Rolando Mandragora fouled Lucas Hernandez.Bonucci replied before the interval, but France’s rapid front three continued to impress and when Dembele bent a 63rd-minute stunner into the top corner, a fine victory was assured.Didier Deschamps’ side will seek to add to three consecutive friendly wins when they face United States on June 9 in their final World Cup warm-up, while Roberto Mancini continues his rebuilding job when Italy, who did not qualify for Russia 2018, take on Netherlands on Monday.Full-time: an excellent 3-1 win for Les Bleus in Nice!#FiersdetreBleus #RoadToRussia #FRAITA pic.twitter.com/muh0ebKimX— French Team (@FrenchTeam) June 1, 2018France made a lively start and scored the opening goal in the eighth minute.A deep Benjamin Pavard cross from the right found Kylian Mbappe at the back post and, though Salvatore Sirigu denied the striker, Umtiti slammed in his second France goal.Passed fit to start, Balotelli blasted a free-kick into the wall before sending an ambitious strike flying wide.France were playing with startling vitality, however, and N’Golo Kante was unlucky to see a 25-yard low drive fizz against the outside of Sirigu’s right-hand post.After the impressive Mbappe sent a powerful shot just off-target, Hernandez beat Mandragora for pace down the left and was dragged down as he entered the penalty area.GOOOAAALLL!!! The ref awards a penalty after @LucasHernandez is brought down, and @AntoGriezmann doubles France’s lead from the spot! #FiersdetreBleus #RoadToRussia #FRAITA pic.twitter.com/0EbSgyEkbF— French Team (@FrenchTeam) June 1, 2018Griezmann stepped up to beat Sirigu from 12 yards, although the goalkeeper guessed correctly by diving to his left, the Atletico Madrid striker breaking a four-game international duck.Italy pulled one back in the 36th minute, captain Bonucci well placed to convert a close-range rebound after Hugo Lloris could only parry a ferocious Balotelli free-kick.Playing on his home ground, Nice striker Balotelli forced a smart stop from Lloris seconds after the restart, the goalkeeper then springing Dembele clear with a long throw and the Barcelona winger clipping the crossbar at the end of a thrilling break.Dembele fine-tuned his radar and would not be denied with his next effort, however, picking up the pieces after Mattia Caldara halted Mbappe’s run to find Sirigu’s top-left corner.Balotelli appeared to hurt his right ankle after firing over the crossbar and was replaced after temporarily playing on.Sirigu denied substitute Florian Thauvin a spectacular 85th-minute fourth, but for Deschamps this was an eye-catching performance with the World Cup less than two weeks away. read morelast_img read more

Malaika Arora’s hourglass figure will make you want to hit gym right now. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Malaika Arora was recently spotted outside her gym in Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her workout session, the actress wore a peach ganji top.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired her top with a grey sports bra which she matched with grey and white yoga pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: For her look, Malaika chose hot pink sneakers.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The Chaiyya Chaiyya girl completed the look by tying her hair in a middle parting sleek ponytail and wearing a pair of oversized sunnies.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Malaika looked even more radiant with her natural face.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Malaika AroraGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Malaika Arora was recently spotted outside her gym in Mumbai. For her look, the actress wore a peach top which she paired with grey sports bra and yoga pants of the same colour and hot pink sneakers.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cb42d8012d7c1555312000_1502119_editCommentContent Publish date: Monday, April 15, 2019 – 12:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Malaika Arora’s hourglass figure will make you want to hit gym right now. See picsApp headline: Malaika Arora’s hourglass figure will make you want to hit gym right now. See picslast_img read more

Power of Green Conference Kicks Off With Good News for Communities Businesses

first_imgTwenty-one projects that will reduce harmful air emissions received $2.6 million in funding from EcoNova Scotia for Clean Air and Climate Change, Environment Minister Mark Parent announced today, Oct. 20. Mr. Parent, opening the Power of Green conference on behalf of Premier Rodney MacDonald, announced the funding for the latest round of successful applicants whose projects will receive grants to help create a cleaner, greener Nova Scotia. “These grants are a smart investment in the future of our province and help to move us closer to meeting our environmental targets,” said Mr. Parent. “These projects have the potential to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in Nova Scotia by 55,623 tonnes per year, which is equivalent to taking 10,113 cars off the road. They also involve major cuts to key air pollutants.” One of the winning applicants, Carbon Sense Solutions in partnership with Shaw Brick and Concrete in Lantz, is developing a carbon-capture process. Carbon emissions will be captured in pre-formed concrete products. The company will commercialize and distribute the technology across Nova Scotia. It could lead to greenhouse-gas emission reductions of more than 20 kilotonnes per year. “Our company is pleased to support the government of Nova Scotia in achieving its targets by applying new climate-change technologies and services which will undoubtedly reduce the effects on the environment and contribute to the local green economy and knowledge base,” said Robert Niven, president of Carbon Sense Solutions. The Town of Berwick will receive funds to help install energy monitors at 200 homes, which is expected to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 2,100 tonnes each year. “This funding will help many Berwick residents better understand their energy consumption by seeing it in real time, which will lead to cuts in energy use and costs,” said Bob Ashley, chief administrative officer of the Town of Berwick. The Power of Green Conference helps to further the province’s Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and its companion strategy, Opportunities for Sustainable Prosperity. The act and strategy are part of the sustainable business case for Nova Scotia. Together, they have the ambitious goal to make Nova Scotia one of the cleanest and most sustainable environments in the world by the year 2020, while ensuring greater economic performance. Hosted by the Department of Economic Development, the second annual conference is sponsored by government and private-sector partners, including Nova Scotia Power Inc., and the departments of Environment, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and Natural Resources. Among the top-notch speakers at the conference was Lester Brown, dubbed “one of the world’s most influential thinkers,” Barbara Stymiest, chief operating officer for RBC, Cape Breton’s Annette Verschuren, president, Home Depot Canada and Asia, as well as Laury Hammel, president of the Longfellow Clubs of Boston. For more information, visit www.thepowerofgreen.ca and EcoNova Scotia for Clean Air and Climate Change at www.gov.ns.ca/econovascotia .last_img read more

Press Release Recaro invests EUR 65m in RD for business class seats

first_imgWhile the global passenger seat market will grow with an average five percent per year, Recaro Aircraft Seating expects a spike in demand for business class seats in particular. A trend further fueled by passengers’ expectations for airliners to deliver ‘individualized living spaces’ onboard. To be fully ready to answer market needs, Recaro has invested heavily in its R&D for business class seats.For most airliners, business class seating has become the signature product for their passengers as it offers most possibilities to reflect the airline brand. Integrating innovative features in business class, also helps them differentiate from the competition. At the same time passengers expect carriers to deliver individualized comfort in the sky, especially when it comes to business class. This has led to an increase in appreciation for business class seats.As a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs, Recaro has identified the evolutions in business class and in the aircraft seating market in general for the years to come.Business class to become the new first classThere will be a – further – decline in the number of first class seats in the foreseeable future: few airliners still offer first class and when they do they tend to go for a superior first class-product with limited availability. Recaro also sees a rise in demand for a wider range of business class seats. Similar to economy+ and premium economy being available next to regular economy, business class will have different category seats offering more or less features.Further development of a highly individualized business class productThe evolution towards more business class will have an effect on the business class seats themselves: since airlines have started to eliminate first class from their long-range fleet, business class has become an even bigger differentiator than it already was. Carriers expect a highly individualized product with a premium look & feel. Privacy, connectivity and interactivity, comfort and wellbeing as well as an individually adjustable seating environment equipped with personal air-conditioning and a mini-bar will become the new normal in business class. Passengers expect their own “individual living space” in the sky and that is what they will get.Bespoke and platform (business class) seatsFive-star carriers strive to be ahead of their competition by bringing innovations to the aircraft cabin. As such, these airliners expect tailor-made “bespoke” products for all their seats. Carriers with smaller fleets, on the other hand, often do not have the means to bear the costs nor the resources to go through an entire product development process. They prefer to go with a mature and/or off-the-shelf platform product, that has proven to be successful with one of the 5-star carriers, enhanced with customized features.Increase in demand for premium economyBusiness class moving up to replace first class seats, widens the gap with the economy class seats and increases the need for an‘intermediate’ economy segment. Over recent years Recaro has seen a higher demand for premium economy seats. They foresee this trend to continue in the years to come.“Recaro has a reputation of delivering high quality seats on time, be it in business, premium economy or economy class,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “In order to uphold that reputation and meet increasing demand in the business class seating, we invested heavily in research & development for that specific class. This means we are now more than ready to answer to our customers’ every need.”Recaro Aircraft seating will announce a number of innovations for the business class category at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from April 2nd to April 4th.About RECARO Aircraft SeatingRECARO Aircraft Seating sees itself as a solution provider for its customers. As a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs, the company reported a growth averaging 10% over the past 15 years. RECARO employs 2300 people worldwide and exceeded half a billion euros in sales in 2018. It is the global market leader in the economy class seating. To secure its strategic expansion, RECARO is investing hundreds of millions in product innovation in business class seating. Over the next 5 years, it will also invest in significantly expanding its headquarters in Schwäbisch Hall as well as its sites in China, Poland and the USA. With this, RECARO consistently underpins its corporate vision of “Driving comfort in the sky”. The aim: become market leader in economy and business class seating while maintaining a permanent customer focus.About Recaro GroupThe Recaro Group comprises the independently operating divisions Recaro Aircraft Seating in Schwäbisch Hall and Recaro eGaming in Stuttgart as well as the Recaro Holding located in Stuttgart. The Group’s consolidated sales amounted to 540 million euros in 2017. Currently the Group employs more than 2,400 employees at its locations around the world. The automotive seating business as well as the child seat and stroller business are operated by licensees.last_img read more

Press Release Smart4Aviations EFB application certified for SBS

first_imgInmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has certified Smart4Aviation’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application, Smart MOBILE, for use on its award-winning SB-S digital aircraft operations platform.Smart MOBILE is a unique solution that allows pilots, cabin crew and other airline employees to access, complete and submit documentation quickly and efficiently on their mobile devices via a single portal, helping to increase productivity, operational awareness and efficiency. It also enables peer-to-peer communication, ACARS messaging and provides instant access to briefing packages and important flight-related information, such as up-to-date weather reports and potential load, fuel and hazard alerts.The application can be tailored to match each airline customer’s exact requirements to deliver tangible cost savings. Benefits include a reduction in the frequency and duration of flight delays, together with improvements to on-time performance. In addition, increased automation and real-time information translates to a reduction in workload, resulting in less bottlenecks for both flight and cabin crew.Smart MOBILE is the latest in a range of value-added operational and safety applications to be certified via Inmarsat’s Aviation Certified Application Provider (CAP) programme for SB-S. Other available applications include flight profile optimisation, weather information, digital navigation charts, and aircraft diagnostics and performance monitoring.Mike Lewis, CEO of Smart4Aviation, said: “We are excited about this partnership, as it allows us to take another major step forward and enhance our products within a connected aircraft environment. Inmarsat is a leading provider of satellite communications solutions to airlines, operators and passengers worldwide, keeping people and systems connected at thousands of feet in the air. Together, we will be able to provide real time situational awareness to flight crew during all flight phases. These benefits will result in more efficient decision making, leading to less disruption resulting in increased cost savings and enhanced flight safety. Together with our new partner, we are ready for the future.”John Broughton, Senior Vice President of Aircraft Operations and Safety, Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Smart4Aviation is a global industry-leader in proving best-in-class EFB technology to airlines. With the launch of Smart MOBILE on Inmarsat’s SB-S, we look forward to bringing Smart4Aviation’s innovative solutions to our commercial airline customers, driving operational efficiency and enhancing safety with a cost-effective, tailored offering.”The SB-S digital aircraft operations platform is powered by Inmarsat’s advanced global L-band satellite constellation, which has underpinned safety services for 40 years. Inmarsat is scheduled to launch two additional L-band payloads in 2020 and 2021, further cementing its long-term commitment to offering highly reliable services over this spectrum.PHOTO CAPTION: Smart MOBILE is now available on Inmarsat’s award-winning SB-S digital aircraft operations platformSmart4Aviation’s Smart MOBILE application includes the following components: BRIEF (Pilot Briefing, Navlog and Fuel Ordering), BRIEF CABIN (Cabin Crew Briefing), CREW INFO (Calendar & Roster), DOC (Operational Manuals), eFORMS (Electronic Forms) and COMM (Communication & Alerting). Learn more about Smart4Aviation and Smart MOBILE here.About InmarsatInmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s best global portfolio of satellite networks, specifically designed for customer mobility, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides.  Inmarsat’s long established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.  The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.   Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government and Aviation satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high quality partner to its customers across the globe.About Smart4AviationSmart4Aviation is a company founded to provide web based and mobile products and services to optimize, simplify and improve airline operations. The company is committed to the delivery of single, modular solutions which create a unique IT ecosystem, supporting all domains of aviation operations. Web-based applications are accessed through modern, light-weight technologies and endpoints, with the intent of providing the best possible user experience and operational benefit to S4A customers. S4A goal is to provide tools that airlines can use to solve problems, generate productivity and efficiency gains, and increase levels of operational awareness and communication for both operational staff and flight crew. Smart4Aviation is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with its development offices located in Gdansk and Krakow, Poland. It also conducts business activity in Toronto, Canada and New York City, USA.last_img read more

JetBlue IFE on new A321neo offers greatly improved PaxEx over LiveTV

first_imgAs the venerable seatback screen starts to slowly fade away from certain narrowbody fleets, some airlines are doubling down on screens. Unveiling its new Airbus A321neo cabin recently, JetBlue confirmed it is firmly in the double-down category. Along with a host of other passenger friendly enhancements, the airline has transformed everything from the physical seat to the entertainment system.JetBlue’s first A321neo, lovingly named David Neeleman in honor of the airline’s founder, incorporates the seats and entertainment system of the carrier’s fledgling A320 “phase two” retrofit program, while dipping into the current-engine A321ceo cabin for some additional inspiration.Over the span of nearly two decades, the bread and butter entertainment offering on JetBlue’s A320 family of aircraft has been LiveTV, growing from roughly 24 channels to more than 100 at present. The carrier’s latest IFE system on the A321neo, however, de-emphasizes live television in favor of stored movie and TV content.In short, JetBlue has shifted from its subpar legacy LiveTV LTV4 system found on the A321ceo to a much more robust AVANT system from Thales for the re-engined A321neo, and the change is like night and day.As passengers settle into their seat, they are presented with a short quiz to determine what content may interest them most, or they can skip straight to it.The new system contains a 2 TB server, bumping up the available content from a small handful of titles found on the LTV4 system to dozens on AVANT, meeting or exceeding the catalog of many global airlines.JetBlue has also enhanced its television program catalog, including featuring numerous full box sets instead of random episodes of a random season that far too many airlines still offer.Also included is Thales’ standard GeoFusion 3D moving map, which isn’t that exciting on its own, but represents a massive improvement over a legacy map which had barely seen a meaningful improvement in 20 years.Passengers can also pair their own device to the system to control some basic navigation and playback functions, though its utility is currently quite limited. The seats also have a built-in NFC reader for future uses such as on-screen meal and drink ordering.Though it’s not as pronounced as in the past, live television is still very much a part of JetBlue’s IFE offering, and is also getting a nice boost in specs via the AVANT system.Passengers can now pause and rewind live television just as they would on their home DVR, bringing the aircraft cabin yet another step closer to a true living room experience.While the screen is capable of 1080p resolution, the live television content is still in standard definition, so passengers will still have to do a bit of squinting while watching fast-moving sports events.Meanwhile, the SiriusXM radio offering traditionally offered by JetBlue seems to have vanished on the A321neo, which may disappoint a few passengers.While seat pitch has gradually dipped to 32”, the seat remains plenty comfortable and competitive, especially when compared to the extremely tired seats of its old A320 fleet.The seats now feature passenger-facing AC and USB power outlets as well as an elastic grid to keep items in place without having to use the tray table.The literature pocket remains at knee level due to the inclusion of a seatback screen, but the top edge has been ever so slightly curved to create a bit of extra knee space.A passenger favorite of the A321ceo in Mint configuration is the Marketplace, which has been renamed to the JetBlue Pantry on the A321neo and retooled a bit. Passengers will still be able to grab snacks for free, but the drinks selection has been replaced with mini bottles of water. The Marketplace also hides a few other functions, such as storing the crew’s jackets and emergency equipment that would normally occupy overhead bin space.The A321neo is operating the airline’s longest route to date, between New York JFK and Guayaquil, Ecuador, as well as more traditional routes such as New York to Florida.All images credited to the author, Jason RabinowitzRelated Articles:JetBlue selects Thales AVANT IFE for future fleet of Airbus A220-300sAirbus introduces Flex Zones for A321neo and A321XLR lavatoriesAlaska versus JetBlue: A study in transcon PaxEx outside the Big Three‘Moxy’ founder less keen on seatback TV than JetBlue daysJetBlue finally Minting new transatlantic routes and new Mint seatFlying “the good A321” with seatback IFE at AA is greatVirgin is Alaska’s new weapon in US premium transcon battleJetBlue eager to stay the course with free broadband InternetJetBlue frees up movies on demand; launches crewmember pickslast_img read more

Atamis 20 Best Hot Springs Onsen Resorts Luxury Hotels Traditional Inns

first_imgAtami Onsen – A Wonderful Hot Spring Resort Near Tokyo In addition to Atami Onsen, Atami’s surrounding areas are home to various onsen resorts, including Izusan Onsen, Izu Yugawara Onsen, and Minami-Atami Onsen in the Taga and Ajiro districts. Here we’ll talk about each onsen’s special characteristics.Atami OnsenPeople refer to the onsen resort areas around Atami City as Atami Onsen, but strictly speaking, Atami Onsen only refers to the hot springs in Atami proper. As we will explain below, it has the most hot springs of any onsen quarter in Japan. Many of these places are by Atami’s coastline, making it a possible to fully enjoy a resort getaway feeling. In addition, Atami Sun Beach is just a few minutes away from the onsen quarter on foot.Izu Yugawara OnsenThe onsen area by JR Yugawara Station, a stop away from Atami Station, is Yugawara Onsen. The area of Yugawara includes the prefectural border between Kanagawa and Shizuoka, with the Chitose River in the middle. Within Yugawara, the Atami onsen on the Shizuoka side of the river is called Izu-Yugawara Onsen. Its appeal is the location of its traditional inn, where you can get a good view of the mountains.The hot spring effects are the same as those in Atami Onsen.Izusan OnsenAlong with Hyogo’s Arima Onsen and Ehime’s Dogo Onsen, Izusan Onsen is considered one of Japan’s three great onsens. It is sourced from Hashiri-Yu, which was discovered about 1300 years ago. From Atami Station, it is in Izu, in the northeast of Atami. By car, it is a few minutes away.The hot spring effects are the same as those in Atami Onsen.Ajiro Onsen (Minami-Atami Onsen)13 minutes from JR Atami Station on the JR Ito Line, Ajiro Onsen is in the vicinity of Ajiro Station on the Izu peninsula. Ajiro was a prosperous port during the Edo era, and offers gourmet seafood dining to visitors.The hot spring effects mainly deal with chills, as well as nerve, muscle and joint pain.Izu-Taga Onsen (Minami-Atami Onsen)Izu-Taga Onsen is between Ajiro Onsen, in the southern part of town, and Atami Onsen. The closest Station is Izu-Taga Station on the Ito Line, nine minutes from JR Atami Station. Nagahama Beach is a few minutes away on foot.The hot spring effects mainly deal with chills, as well as nerve, muscle and joint pain.Day Trip Dips: Atami Onsen Spots (For Short Visits) Atami is an onsen resort area in Shizuoka Prefecture, 50 minutes away from Tokyo by shinkansen, which makes it great for day trips. One of Japan’s leading onsen areas, it boasts a plethora of hot spring options, and a vast number of bathing facilities.Atami Onsen is rich with history, having originally opened in the Nara era (710-794), and appears in books dated as far back as the year 1200. In addition, the first Edo-era shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, took a liking to the springs, and actually took casks of the water back to Edo (now Tokyo). For that reason, other daimyo (feudal lords) made frequent trips to Atami, and many literary figures also visited during the Meiji era.Table Of Contents1. The Effects of Atami’s Hot Spring Water2. Atami Area Guide3. Day Trip Tips: Atami Onsen Spots4. Atami Day Trip Bath Prices5. Atami Foot Bath Facilities6. What Is The Atami Shichi-Yu Meguri?7. Recommended Lodging In Atami8. Helpful Information For Your TripThe Effects of Atami’s Hot Spring Water 1. Ryori Ryokan Nagisa-kanNagisa-kan has eight different kinds of baths, all with different appearances, for visitors to enjoy. The facility has an open-air bath where you can gaze out at the sea, as well as a cave-style bath surrounded by rocks. Six of the eight baths can be reserved for private use. From “Kan-ichi,” the open-air bath on the top floor, you can get an unbroken view of the Pacific Ocean.Here, after taking a bath, you can use a private room for three and a half hours. We recommend that people on day trips take some time to relax, soak in the water, and enjoy the Atami scenery.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Nagisa-cho 11-11Phone: 0557-81-5054Access: 15 minutes from JR Atami Station on footHours for onsen day trippers: 11:30~17:00Admission: 4500 yen *includes use of the private room for three and a half hours (before tax)Website: Nagisa-kan/2. Hot Spring Inn, Mikan No KiThe appeal of Mikan No Ki lies in its directly sourced onsen. Enjoy an open-air bath in a rock bathtub, indoor baths, foot massage baths and more. Of course, in addition to the open-air bath, you can really feel the Japanese vibe of the decor in the indoor baths and foot massage baths.Sourced by a weak alkali spring called Aonuma-Yu, this onsen’s waters are known to help with muscle pain, chills and nerve pain, as well as skin beautification.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashi Kaigan-cho 1-11Phone: 0557-81-1533Access: 10 minutes from JR Atami Station on footHours for onsen day trippers: 13:30-18:00 (last entry)Admission: 1230 yenWebsite: Mikan No Ki3. Nikko-tei O-YuHere you can enjoy the waters at O-Yu, a representative onsen of Atami, even visited by Tokugawa Ieyasu. The directly sourced spring is not diluted or heated by external sources. It was originally a ryokan, so you can enjoy the Japanese feel of the wooden interior architecture.The indoor baths and half-open outdoor baths, which have their own aspects, shift daily between use for male guests and for female guests. Some baths can be rented out, as welll. After a soak, you can take a break in the spacious rest area for free.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Kamijuku-choPhone: 0557-83-6021Access: 12 minutes from JR Atami Station on foot, six minutes from JR Kinomiya Station on footHours: 9:00-20:00Closed: Tuesday (if Tuesday is a holiday, the following day becomes a holiday instead)Admission: 1000 yen (adults), 500 yen (children)Website: Nikko-tei O-Yu4. KKR Hotel AtamiAt this hotel, you can make use of a private, directly-sourced onsen. In addition to the open-air baths, you can also enjoy an ocean view from the large public baths, which look out onto the expanse of the Sagami-Nada Sea.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Kasuga-cho 7-39Phone: 0557-85-2000Access: 10 minutes from JR Atami Station on footHours for onsen day trippers: 11:00-20:00 (varies by day)Confirm on homepageAdmission: 1600 yen (face towel included)Website: KKR Atami 5. Otsuki Hotel WafukanIn addition to wide bathtubs for guests to leisurely soak in, the hotel also used 300 year-old umbrella pines in the construction of its interior and the open-air baths. The source spring, Fujisawa-Yu, boasts plentiful metasilicic acid content, an ingredient famous for its skin beautifying properties. Bathers will emerge with lush, silky skin.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashikaigan-cho 3-19Phone: 0557-81-6111Access: 12 minutes from JR Atami Station on footHours for onsen day trippers: 12:30-20:00 (last entry)Admission: 1800 yen (adults), 900 yen (children) (face towel, bath towel rental included)Website: Wafuukan6. Atami Yu-No-Yado OkawaThis spot has bathtubs that span over two meters in diameter, made from ancient cypress trees. In this facility with rich character, bathers can enjoy the waters from directly-sourced springs.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Minaguchi-choPhone: 0557-81-6288Access: 7 minutes from Atami Station by taxi, 5 minutes on foot from JR Kinomiya StationHours for onsen day trippers: 18:00-23:00Admission: 1200 yen (indoor baths), 1500 yen (a private bath for 45 minutes) (includes face towel, bath towel rental)Website: Okawa7. Yuyado IchibanchiSituated in a great location, only two minutes away from JR Atami Station on foot, Yuyado directly sources its onsens: Basho-no-Yu, which looks down on the sea and the Atami townscape, and Koyo-no-Yu, which was made using the famous stones that comprised the walls of Edo Castle. There are also two indoor baths, which alternate between use for male and female guests.For the private baths, there are luxurious relaxation rooms available for use after you’re finished. Reserve the private baths beforehand.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Kasuga-cho 1-2Phone: 0557-81-3651Access: 2 minutes from JR Atami Station on footHours: 13:00-18:00, Private baths 14:00- 15:00- 16:00-Admission: 1400 yen (face towel rental included), 3500 yen (a private bath for 50 minutes) (towel rental included)Website: Yuyado Ichibanchi8. Heartpia AtamiAt the privately sourced onsens in Heartpia Atami, you can relax and enjoy reclining baths, jet baths, low-temperature saunas and more. You can also use the spacious relaxation rooms for free, and you can get a real steal – a luxury lunch and access to the onsens – for just 2200 yen. It’s a deal you can only find at hotels.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Izusan 717-18Phone: 0120-405-056Access: 5 minutes by free shuttle bus from JR Atami StationHours for onsen day trippers: 10:30-16:00 (last entry at 15:00)Admission: 900 yen (adults), 450 yen (children under elementary school age)Website: Heartpia Atami9. Atami Seaside ResortAtami Seaside Resort has spacious public baths, sourced by precious direct hot springs. From the window of the rock baths you can see the ocean, and you can monopolize the hot water in the pot bathtubs. Your mind and body will be comforted by these various baths. For an additional charge, enjoy the ocean view from a luxury relaxation room after your bath.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashikaigan-cho 6-53Phone: 0557-82-8111Access: 8 minutes from JR Atami Station on footHours: 15:00-21:00Admission: 1000 yen for admission to the baths, 6150 yen for additional access to a private room (reservations for two guests or more) (towel rental included)Website: Atami SeasideAtami Onsen Day Trip PricesAs you can see from the places we listed above, you can expect to pay around 1000 yen to 2000 yen , excluding charges for private rooms or private bath rentals.There are also public bathhouses in Atami, separate from the places we introduced. Admission to these bathhouses is a few hundred yen. The cheap prices and good water quality means that they are beloved by locals. However, when taking things like relaxation rooms, dining options and the availability of foreign language support into account, we recommend that tourists go to hotels, ryokan onsens, or onsens meant for day trips.Atami Onsen Foot Bath Facilities There are several foot bath facilities in Atami, like most onsen resort areas. They are free to use, so please take advantage of them.Ieyasu-No-YuThis natural hot spring foot bath is located right in front of JR Atami Station, built to commemorate the fourth centennial anniversary of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s visit. It is cleaned every morning, so you can have peace of mind about its hygiene. The next day’s water is directly sourced. Towels are available at the vending machine for 100 yen. Be aware that the foot bath closes at 4 PM.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Tawaramoto-cho 11-1 (in front of Atami Station)Hours: 9:00-16:00Closed: No fixed holidaysThe Foot Bath At Atami Plum GardenThe Atami Plum Garden is one of the town’s scenic highlights, famed for its early-blooming plum trees and late-changing fall foliage. Within the garden, visitors will find 472 trees of 59 different varieties – including trees over a century old – as well as roughly 380 maple trees. Fully enjoy the natural beauty of Japan’s four seasons at this garden. Visitors can also join several festivals: the plum festival from mid-January to early March, the new green festival from May to June, and the autumn leaves festival from mid-November to early December.The foot bath in the garden is free. The plum festival and the autumn leaves festival are in the colder months, so by all means, take advantage of it to warm yourself up.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Baien-cho 8-11Phone: 0557-86-6218 (Atami City Park Maintenance Office)Hours: Park is always open (lighting is set up during the autumn leaves festival)Closed: No fixed holidaysAdmission: 300 yen during the autumn leaves festival, free during other seasons*The foot bath is available for use from 10 AM to 4 PMWebsite: Atami Plum GardenWhat Is The Atami Shichi-Yu Meguri?According to Onsen Banzai, a book from the Atami City Tourism Business Bureau, when Atami Onsen was discovered, a spring in the central part of the city spontaneously spouted water across the ground and pointed toward the sea. After that, natural disasters and the like affected Atami, as well. With time, certain places in the city started to gush water, and they came to be called the Seven Hot Springs of Atami. At places like Nikko-tei O-Yu and Seizaemon-no-Yu in the Furuya ryokan, you can actually bathe in some of the Seven Hot Springs.In addition, there is a monument that recreates scenes of the Seven Hot Springs of Atami and the onsens from the original time period, Atami Shichi-Yu Meguri, where you can stroll around. It is one of the highlights of any Atami visit. While it is man-made, the hot water shooting up from the ground is from real hot springs.O-Yu KanketsusenUp until the Taisho era, there were many hot spring geysers, but they declined in number after the Great Kanto Earthquake. In 1962, O-Yu Kanketsusen was re-engineered to create an artificial geyser, which still exists today.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Kamjuku-cho 3Kawara-YuIn the past, this dry riverbed was the villagers’ bathing area. It is said that an unending rush of spring water once spurted up from under these clattering rocks.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Ginza-cho 12 Sajiro-no-Yu or Me-no-YuSajiro-no-Yu got its name from its location on the estate of a man called Sajiro. The almost entirely-pure spring water has very little salt content, and is said to be good for burns and eye problems. People also call it Me-no-Yu.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Ginza-cho 10Seizaemon-no-YuSeizaemon-no-Yu got its moniker from a peasant of the same name. Long ago, Seizaemon apparently fell into this pot of hot water and died. Steam rises from this spot, and gives visitors the impression that they’re in a hot spring.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashikaigan-cho 1Furo-no-Yu, Mizu-no-YuThis hot spring has been on the west side of the Fukushima-ya ryokan for many years. Because of its vigorous steam generation, the ryokan uses it to steam manju and heat up the sake sold at the inn. The eastern part of Furo-no-Yu, about a meter and a half in size, has no salt content in its hot spring, and there is still a record of that spot being called Mizu-no-Yu.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Sakimi-cho 1Kosawa-no-Yu, Heizaemon-no-YuSituated on the Atami Onsen road in former Kosawa-cho, this hot spring was named Heizaemon-no-Yu for its location on the estates of Yazaemon Sawaguchi, Bunjiro Fuji and Sanzaemon Yonekura. It was also called Kosawa-no-Yu for the township.You can use the high-temperature steam from Kosawa-no-Yu to boil eggs. However, sometimes weather and other factors can affect the steam and water temperature, rendering it unusable. Buy some raw eggs from the surrounding stores and try it out for yourself. The steam vent is extremely hot, so take care not to touch it.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Ginza-cho 14Nonaka-no-YuSet at the foot of Mt. Nonaka in Atami City, surrounded by what is now the Fujimori Inari region. Apparently, the hot water is bubbling beneath the muddy earth, and if you pierce the mud with a stick, water will blast out.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Sakimi-cho 7Recommended Lodging In Atami Atami’s main onsens are chloride springs. With heavy salt content similar to seawater, chloride springs are particularly good for warming the body, fighting off chills, and alleviating nerve, muscle and joint pain.Some of Atami’s onsens are sulfur springs, which can be good for skin diseases, cuts, hypertension, arteriosclerosis and other medical issues. By the way, we recommend taking baths from directly sourced onsens. These onsens are directly supplied by water pumped from underground, without heating or diluting the spring water, then expel the pumped water without reusing it. Many of the onsen facilities in Atami are of this precious variety.Atami Area Guide There are so many places to stay in Atami, it’s hard to pick just a few. The MATCHA editorial team put together a list of ten Atami hotel and inn recommendations. Lazing about in a Japanese ryokan wearing a yukata, and taking a dip in the bath, is something special you can only do in an onsen town.1. Furuya RyokanEstablished in 1806, this inn owns Seizaemon, one of the Seven Hot Springs of Atami. Naturally, you can enjoy this famous spring, with hot water pouring directly from the source. It also has open-air bath access for each guest room. You will love the purely Japanese vibe of the rooms and building, the beautiful and delicious kaiseki meals, and the scrupulous service.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashikaigan-cho 5-24Phone: 0557-81-0001Access: 15 minutes from JR Atami Station on foot, five minutes by taxiWebsite: Furuya2. Hoshino Resort KaiAt this resort inn, you can revel in hot spring baths sourced by one of Japan’s Three Great Ancient Springs, Hashiri-Yu from Izusan Onsen. After you luxuriate in the chic, modern and Japanese open-air baths, face out onto the ocean and enjoy the scenery from the jutting Blue Ocean terrace, which seems to be almost floating. Japanese and Western-style guest rooms are available. We recommend Kai for people who would like to enjoy a luxury trip.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Izusan 750-6Phone: 0570-073-011(+81-50-3786-1144 for international phones)Access: 5 minutes by taxi from JR Atami StationWebsite: Kai3. ShinkadoyaShinkadoya can boast guest rooms with access to open-air baths that get their hot water from a direct source. From the Tenku open air baths and the guest room terraces, you can get an unbroken view of Atami. Relax and enjoy a meal in your pure Japanese-style room.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Koarashi-cho 14-8Phone: 0557-81-6185Access: 8 minutes from JR Atami Station by car, 5 minutes from Kinomiya Station on the Ito LineWebsite: Shinkadoya4. Yume IrohaAt this ryokan, you can relax in a directly sourced hot spring and get a breakfast included in your room rate for around 5000 yen. A dinner and breakfast plan costs about 10,000 yen. While there may be a limit to your budget, we recommend Yume Iroha for people who want to soak in high-quality water.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Sakimi-cho 4-6Phone: 0557-82-1151Access: 15 minutes from JR Atami Station on footWebsite: Yume Iroha5. SanpeisoEstablished 60 years ago, visitors can enjoy the elegant open-air baths at this inn. Rooms are equipped with open-air bath access. There is also a garden, and you can immerse yourself in the Japanese vibe of this facility.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Mizoguchi-cho 1-7Phone: 0557-81-5191Access: 5 minutes from JR Atami Station or Kinomiya Station by taxi, 15 minutes on footWebsite: Sanpeiso6. TaiseikanThe interior of Taiseikan has six baths, and you can enjoy a mini-onsen tour by taking a dip in each one. The water is directly sourced. The rooms are Japanese-style and modern, with a relaxed vibe.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Shimotaga 141Phone: 0557-68-2221Access: 15 minutes from JR Atami Station on foot, 5 minutes from JR Ajiro StationWebsite: Taiseikan7. Atami Onsen Hotel KanichiThis hotel has its own directly sourced onsen. Guests can savor the spectacular openness of the sweeping view of Shoshima and Sagami Bay, available from the big indoor baths and the observation open air baths (2160 yen for 40 minutes, front desk reservation required).Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Higashikaigan-cho 1-2Phone: 0557-81-3595Access: 13 minutes from JR Atami Station on footWebsite: Atami Kanichi8. Atami Hotel Paipu No KemuriThis hotel has natural open-air baths and other large baths, and you can also use privately-reserved baths. One night’s stay with two meals will cost from 6900 yen to 11,500 yen. The dinner buffet offers Japanese, Western and Chinese food, and a select all-you-can-drink menu. Paipu No Kemuri is a great bargain.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Nishiyama-machi 16-53Phone: 0557-86-1777Access: 10 minutes from JR Atami Station by taxiWebsite: Paipu No Kemuri9. Atami’s Parlor Room, The Yamanoue HotelGet a great view of the ocean, mountains and night sky from the onsens at this hotel. Guests can use stone-hewn open air baths and jacuzzis, and even rent out private baths for free. Relax in the calm atmosphere of your Japanese room. A one-night stay with two meals included is about 10,000 yen, which is a great value for money.Address: Shizuoka, Atami City, Momijigaoka-choPhone: 0557-81-0241Access: 8 minutes by taxi from JR Atami StationWebsite: Yamanoue HotelUseful Information For Your TripGet rid of your worries about proper bathing etiquette with our helpful primer.Bath Culture In Japan: What Every Visitor Should Know Ahead Of TimeTraveling to Japan in the winter? Check out what kind of clothes you need to pack:Visiting Japan In Winter 2017-2018: Temperatures, Clothing, Travel TipsWhere can you exchange foreign currency? Head to a bank or 7-Eleven ATM.Four Ways To Get Cash In JapanWhen you’re out of pocket money, look for any ATM with a Plus insignia to use cashing services with no hassle.Where You Can Find ATMsHere are some useful Japanese phrases you can use when you’re staying at a hotel.10 Japanese Phrases You Can Use At A HotelTo use the convenient free wi-fi services in Japan, download this app beforehand.Where To Find Free Wi-Fi In Japan – Japan Connected-Free Wi-FiUse these articles as a guide, and enjoy your onsen experience in Atami!last_img read more

5 Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Tokyo For An Early Morning

first_imgFluffy French ToastNot to mention, their French toast is full of flavor and has just the right amount of sweetness. Ripe strawberries, cream, butter, and syrup add to the deliciousness of this classic, satisfying dish. Sarabeth’s Lumine Shinjuku View InformationcaferestaurantNote: If you are visiting the store before 11:00, please take the escalators located behind the JR South Gate ticket gate kiosk and enter from the second floor. The shutters in front of the escalators open at 8:30.2. Clinton Street Baking Company: Have a Comfortable Breakfast on a Terrace Classic Eggs BenedictSarabeth’s is a famous breakfast and brunch restaurant with a location located right by Shinjuku Station, inside of the shopping mall Lumine 2.Sarabeth’s makes an especially delicious Eggs Benedict. The perfectly soft-boiled egg melts to mix deliciously with the ham and soft English muffin below it. The Hollandaise sauce adds just the right touch of flavor, which will leave you impressed with its overall gentle, but satisfying, taste. 4. Café Kaila Shibuya: Indulge in a Hearty Hawaiian BreakfastCafé Kaila is originally from Hawaii. If you are planning to visit, then you may want to order Kaila’s Pancakes with all the toppings for a fruit-filled late breakfast. Wonderfully filling, the sight of so many strawberries, bananas, caramelized apples, and more adorning your pancakes can seem almost too good to be real. Kaila’s Pancakes (all toppings included)The whipped cream and rich maple syrup on the side add to the already delectable flavor. Café Kaila Shibuya View Informationcaferestaurantbar5. BLU JAM CAFE DaikanyamaThe menu at BLUE JAM CAFE Daikanyama near Shibuya is one that can satisfy all diners with its variety and options for different dietary needs Started in the Los Angeles area, the restaurant offers brunch and breakfast choices starting at 8:00 until closing time (21:00).Diners can choose from pancakes, French toast, eggs, omelets, and even Mexican dishes like chilaquiles. There are many Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on the menu too, making it a great place for breakfast with friend and family.The dishes here are on the larger side, so bring a large appetite to enjoy the restaurant. BLU JAM CAFE Daikanyama View InformationrestaurantGrab Breakfast in TokyoThese breakfast and brunch spots in Tokyo offer energizing dishes full of flavor great for the beginning of a full day. Restaurants operating early in Tokyo and Japan can be difficult to find, but if you are planning on sightseeing and shopping in Shinjuku, Omotesando, and Shibuya, you can enjoy an early start.Model: Mari Asai @v_Maari_vPhotography: Takuro Komatsuzaki @takurokoma Where to Enjoy Breakfast and Brunch in TokyoMany Tokyo hotels offer continental breakfast, but many travelers want to enjoy breakfast and brunch out during vacation. Maybe you have plans to meet up with some friends for brunch in the city, or maybe you’re trying to get an early start to the day. No matter what the reason, you’re in luck when it comes to finding delicious breakfast and brunch spots in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, Omotesando, and Shibuya areas.Here are our top five spots to enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch in Tokyo.1. Sarabeth’s Shinjuku: Enjoy a Melty Eggs Benedictcenter_img Bills In Omotesando – Sample World Famous Breakfast Dishes! Pancakes with BlueberriesClinton Street Baking Company is a well-established restaurant with a full menu of satisfying breakfast and brunch options. Pictured above are pancakes with warm maple butter, topped with blueberries and sprinkled with powdered sugar.The refreshing acidity of the blueberries perfectly compliments the overall sweetness of the pancakes, making for a well-balanced taste. The springy texture is so delicious that you’ll end up gobbling down your food. We recommend trying a bite first without adding the maple butter.Pancakes with Bananas and WalnutsDiners can also choose pancakes with bananas and walnuts. They are another must – you might find it hard to decide between the two! Clinton Street Baking Company View Informationbakeryrestaurantstore3. Bills Omotesando: Savor the World’s Best Egg DishScrambled Organic Eggs and ToastBills Omotesando is a restaurant in the Omotesando and Harajuku area with a highly-rated breakfast menu. The “world’s best egg dish,” a claim backed by several international reviews, including from the “New York Times,” is found here. It even looks beautiful, with the slightly browned toast and fluffy, soft scrambled organic eggs. Here is where you can taste that real staple breakfast you were seeking.Pancakes and scrambled eggs may be everyday foods overseas, but those made at Bills are something special. You’ll just have to try them and see! Reservations: Reservations accepted for 15:00 and after. Please make your reservations through phone or through the website. Bills Omotesando View InformationcaferestaurantRead alsolast_img read more

12 Best Night Cherry Blossom Views Magical Illuminations

first_img8. Maruyama Park, KyotoPicture courtesy of JAPAN LIBRALY© Y.Shimizu/© JNTOMaruyama Park is the oldest garden in Kyoto, having opened in 1886.There approximately 800 cherry trees blossoming in spring, but the most popular is the weeping cherry (“shidarezakura” in Japanese), a famous cherry blossom illuminated at night in Gion. This park is very popular with its stunning night scenery of the illuminated cherry trees.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 21-April 7, 2019Address: Kyoto, Kyoto, Maruyama 463 Google MapAccess: about 10 minutes by foot from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station. You can also ride the city bus no. 100, or the bus no. 206 from the bus terminal closest to the main ticket gates of Kyoto Station, for about 20 minutes; get off at Gion bus stop (230 yen), then walk for about 5 minutes.Official Website: http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kensetu/page/0000083282.html (automatically-translated English page available)Read also Read also 9. Koriyama Castle, NaraPicture courtesy of Yamatokoriyama City Tourism AssociationYamatokoriyama Castle (Koriyama Castle), constructed in 1580, is a renowned cherry blossom viewing spot in Yamatokoriyama City, a castle town in northern Nara Prefecture.Its iconic sakura tree, or gotenzakura, has been popular for more than 400 years. Every year, from late March to early April, the Yamatokoriyama Castle Festival is held. Both the cherry trees and the castle are lit up, creating a harmonious beauty.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 24-April 7, 2019Address: Nara, Yamatokoriyama, Jonai Google MapAccess: about 10 minutes by foot from Kintetsu-Koriyama Station of Kintetsu Kashihara LineOfficial Website: https://www.city.yamatokoriyama.nara.jp/overseas/english/kankou/history/001433.html 10 Great Kyushu Cherry Blossom Spots Picture courtesy of Hirosaki Park General Information WebsiteThe gorgeous cherry blossoms of Hirosaki Park are said to create one of three most beautiful night scenes of cherry blossoms in Japan. The view of illuminated cherry trees is especially stunning during the Hirosaki Sakura Festival, held annually for the past 100 years.Hirosaki’s cherry blossoms each bud into not just one, but several beautiful blossoms.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: April 20-May 6, 2019For more information on how to get there, refer to Hirosaki Castle, A Famous Cherry Blossom Spot In Aomori. Hirosaki Castle View Information12. Takada Park, Niigata 3. Meguro River, TokyoPicture courtesy of Meguro Kanko Machizukuri AssociationOne of the most celebrated and visited cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo is Meguro River. Each year during the cherry blossom season, countless people gather to celebrate this lively event.You can, of course, enjoy illuminations as well. This area has many chic stores and restaurants, too, where you can treat yourself to a meal or some shopping while admiring the cherry blossoms at night.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 23-April 10, 2019If you want to find out how to get to the Meguro River, refer to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms And Sweets At Meguro River, or 5 Excellent And Less Crowded Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots In Tokyo.4. Mori Garden, RoppongiPicture courtesy of JAPAN PHOTO LIBRARY ©Yasufumi Nishi/©JNTOMori Garden is a Japanese garden located inside the grounds of Roppongi Hills, a shopping facility with numerous stores and restaurants.In spring, this area becomes very popular due to the wonderful cherry blossoms here, attracting couples on dates, and residents coming to relax after a day of work. This illumination spot lives up to its reputation as an “urban oasis.”Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 22 to mid-AprilAddress: Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi 6-10-1 Google MapAccess: directly connected with the 1C exit of Roppongi Station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line; 5 minutes by foot from the 3rd exit of Roppongi Station of Toei Subway Oedo Line.Official Webpage: http://www.roppongihills.com/en/green/5. Ueno Onshi Park, Tokyo Read also Gion’s Best Sakura Spots 1. Maizuru Park, Fukuoka PrefecturePicture courtesy of Fukuoka CityMaizuru Park is a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Fukuoka Prefecture. From late March to early April there is a festival that celebrates the beauty of sakura blooming along the castle’s stone walls: Fukuoka Castle Sakura Festival. During this festival, you can admire the fascinating illumination, enjoy the festival stands, watch events, and enjoy the lively atmosphere while seeing the cherry blossoms.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 23-April 1, 2019Address: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Chuo, Jonai (inside the castle grounds) 1 Google MapAccess: 10 minutes by foot from Akasaka Station, Ohorikoen Station of Fukuoka City SubwayOfficial Webpage:www.midorimachi.jp/maiduru/file/panf_en.pdf2. Mifuneyama Rakuen, Saga (March 15-April 12, 2019)Picture courtesy of Mifuneyama Kanko HotelMifuneyama Rakuen is a well-known destination for enjoying cherry blossoms in Saga Prefecture. There are around 2,000 sakura trees blooming within the traditional Japanese garden. In addition to the iconic cherry blossoms, there are also 20,000 rhododendrons blooming, with spectacular and colorful views will make you wonder if you’re admiring a painting.The illumination event lasts from mid-March to early April. The breathtaking views here have earned it the title of Kyushu’s greatest cherry blossom night-viewing event.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 15-April 12, 2019Price: Adults 400 yen, elementary school students and younger 200 yen.*From March 17 to April 14, the fees are as follows: adults 600 yen, elementary school students and younger 250 yen. From April 15 to May 7: adults 700 yen, elementary school students and younger 300 yen.Address: Saga, Takeo, Takeo, Oaza Takeo 4100 Google MapAccess: 5 minutes by taxi from Takeo-onsen Station of JR Sasebo Line. About 1,000 yen.Official Webpage: https://www.mifuneyamarakuen.jp/en/ 6. Sankeien Garden, Yokohama (March 22-March 31, 2019)Picture courtesy of Sankeien Hoshokai FoundationSankeien is a garden in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. When spring comes, about 300 cherry trees bloom in this garden. A number of buildings of great historic value are found all over the garden and were transported here from Kyoto and Kamakura. The buildings with beautiful cherry blossoms create a unique and harmonious scene.During the cherry season, the garden closes later than usual, at 21:00, and hosts a special event called Kanou Evenings. The cherry blossom trees and the buildings are lit up, providing an astonishing view for the visitors, much different than the one that can be seen during the day.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 22-March 31, 2019; the sun sets by 20:30*Dates are subject to change based on when the cherry blossoms start to bloom.Address: Kanagawa, Yokohama, Naka, Honmokusannotani 58 Google MapAccess: Ride the city bus no. 8 or no. 148 from the eastern exit 2nd bus terminal of Yokohama Station, for about 40 minutes; get off at Sankeien-iriguchi bus stop (220 yen); walk for 5 minutes.Official Webpage: https://www.sankeien.or.jp/en-about/index.html7. Kawazu Zakura, Izu (February 20-March 3, 2019)Picture courtesy of Kawazucho Tourism OrganizationKawazu Station in Shizuoka Prefecture is well-known in Japan for its lovely cherry blossoms. It is a popular destination for short trips from Tokyo since it takes no more than 2 to 2 and a half hour to reach it. Kawazu also has hot springs. During the annual Kawazu Sakura Festival held from early February to early March, visitors can relax at ashiyu (foot bath) for free at three different locations.Be sure not to miss the illumination event! You’ll be stunned by the amazing view of sakura trees along the river, lit up in beautiful colors.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: February 20-March 3, 2019; 18:00-21:00Address: Shizuoka, Kamo, Kawazu, Hama Google MapAccess: Within walking distance from Kawazu Station of Izu Kyuko Izu Kyuko LineOfficial Website: http://www.kawazuzakura.net/ (automatically-translated English page available) 10. Utsubuki Park, TottoriPicture courtesy of Tottori PrefectureUtsubuki Park, situated at the foot of Mt. Utsubuki, is a symbolic park in Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecure, amazes visitors who come from all over the country with a variety of cherry trees flowering in spring.During the Kurayoshi Spring Festival starting in late March, 500 lovely paper lanterns of all sizes are illuminated, transforming the park into a magical scene with the beautiful cherry blossoms.information on the Illumination EventPeriod: around March 29-early April, 2019Address: Tottori, Kurayoshi, Nakano Google MapAccess: Ride the city bus from Kurayoshi Station via Shiyakosho (City Hall) for about 15 minutes (230 yen); then get off at Shiyakusho-Utsubukikoen-mae bus stop.Official Webpage: https://www.kurayoshi-kankou.jp/2018sakura/ Admire Night Cherry BlossomsCherry blossoms, or sakura, are a prominent symbol of spring in Japan. Although it is common for people to view the blossoms during the day, the view of cherry blossoms at night is extraordinary. Major cherry blossom viewing spots are usually lit up, showing a magical side of Japan to the visitors.There are countless places all over the country where you can enjoy beautiful views of the cherry trees, but this time, we’ve chosen a few keeping in mind the expected dates of the first blossoms.*We will update any additional event information as it is announced.Contents:1. Maizuru Park, Fukuoka Prefecture (March 23-April 1, 2019)2.Mifuneyama Rakuen, Saga (March 15-April 12, 2019)3.Meguro River, Tokyo (March 23-April 10, 2019)4.Mori Garden, Roppongi (March 22 to mid-April, 2019)5.Ueno Onshi Park, Tokyo (March 21-April 7, 201906.Sankeien Garden, Yokohama (March 22-March 31, 2019)7.Kawazu Zakura, Izu (February 20-March 3, 2019)8.Maruyama Park, Kyoto (March 21-April 7, 2019)9.Koriyama Castle, Nara (March 24-April 7, 2019)10.Utsubuki Park, Tottori (March 29-early April 2019)11.Hirosaki Park, Aomori (April 20-May 6, 2019)12.Takada Park, Niigata (April 1-15, 2019) Written by: Mami Wakamatsu**This article is a rewritten, 2019 version, of the original article published on February 26, 2016. 15 Tokyo Cherry Blossom Spots That You Just Have To See! The 44 Best Cherry Blossom Spots All Around Japan – 2019 Guide Spring In Japan: Traveling, Clothing And Weather In March-May 13 Top Cherry Blossom Spots Near Hiroshima, Tottori, And Shikokucenter_img 5 Excellent And Less Crowded Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots In Tokyo 10 Great Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots In Kansai: Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima Kyoto’s Cherry Blossoms – 15 Recommended Spots And Viewing Tips Picture courtesy of Niigata Prefectural Tourist AssociationTakada Park’s cherry blossoms are known as the third best night cherry blossom view in Japan. At night Takada Castle and around 4,000 cherry trees are lit up with paper lanterns. The flowers reflecting on the water around the castle is a spectacular, must-see sight.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: April 1-April 15, 2019For more information about this cherry blossom viewing spot, refer to One Of Japan’s Top 3 Night Cherry Blossom Views: Takada Park, NiigataTake in the Cherry Blossoms at NightCherry blossoms are a beautiful part of nature that vanishes in a blink of an eye. Make the most of this wonderful experience and see the flowers during the night too. To ensure you won’t miss this uniquely-Japanese opportunity in the spring, we suggest planning where you want to see before you go. JR Ueno Station Guide – How To Exit To Find Your Destination Quickly! Read also Read also 11. Hirosaki Park, Aomori Japan’s Cherry Blossoms In 2019 – Forecast And Best Spots! Read also Pictured: Kiyomizu Kannon-do inside the Ueno ParkThe night view of the cherry blossoms in Ueno Onshi Park is, along with Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture, and Takada Park in Niigata Prefecture, known as one of the Top Three Night Views of Sakura in Japan.During the cherry blossom season, as many as 1,000 bonbori (paper lanterns) decorate the park, lighting up the blossoms beautifully.Information on the Illumination EventPeriod: March 21-April 7, 2019Address: Tokyo, Taito, Ueno Park 5-20 Google MapAccess: 2 minutes by foot from Ueno Station of JR Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hibiya Line; 5 minutes by foot from Ueno-okachimachi Station of Toei Subway Oedo Line; 1 minute by foot from Keisei-Ueno Station of Keisei Line.Official Webpage: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index038.html (automatically-translated English page available) Read also 7 Great Cherry Blossom Spots Near Tokyo In 2019 Things to Do in Ueno Park, Tokyo: Ueno Zoo, Museums, and Cherry Blossoms Gion’s Best Sakura Spotslast_img read more

Facebook testing to merge News Feed Stories

first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook is working on to merge the News Feed and Stories features into a single interface, like Snapchat and Instagram, on its platform. The single interface where users can swipe posts instead of vertically scrolling was discovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong in the Android version of Facebook. Facebook News Feed and Stories are currently two distinct interfaces for its over 2.2 monthly active users. “In this new design, Stories and News Feed posts — including text posts, pictures, videos, and sponsored posts — appear as part of the same interface,” The Verge reported on Monday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year A spokesperson from Facebook said: “We are not currently testing this publicly.” The swipeable Stories feature offers better navigation where Facebook posts appear completely visible. The “Stories” feature has 300 million daily users on Facebook and Messenger, along with over 500 million on Instagram Stories and 450 million on WhatsApp “Status” feature. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said the social network would shift its emphasis away from the scrolling News Feed.last_img read more

JANE FONDA AND LORÉAL PARIS CANADA ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO EMBRACE THEIR LEADING

Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter “We believe every woman deserves the red carpet,” said Milan Mladjenovic, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris Canada. “This year, we are committed to inspiring and encouraging women everywhere to celebrate who they are and who they strive to be, everyday.”Democratizing the Red Carpet – Tuesday, September 10For the first time in the festival’s history, L’Oréal Paris Canada has partnered with TIFF to have four exceptional women, not associated with the film or media industry, walk the red carpet with the stars at the gala premiere of “Harriet” – Directed by Kasi Lemmons, taking place on September 10 at Roy Thompson Hall.This moment is a bold evolution for the film festival – a step forward in redefining a universally recognized symbol and championing the incredible roles all women represent. The four women set to walk the red carpet include, prestigious alumni of L’Oréal Paris Canada’s ‘Women of Worth’ program – the brand’s signature philanthropic initiative; a national contest winner with a heartwarming story and a remarkable influencer who promotes acceptance and self-worth.Lynne Rosychuk – 2019 Women of Worth National HonoureePresident of the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation, a grassroots outreach program that provides support and education to survivors and communities of domestic violence in Alberta, Canada.Stachen Frederick – 2018 Women of Worth HonoureeFounder of BrAIDS for AIDS, a program raising awareness of HIV/AIDS within the African-Canadian, Caribbean and black community though the cultural practise of hair braiding.Eli Gordon – L’Oréal Paris Canada National Contest WinnerA single mother of two wonderful boys – one of whom has special needs, Eli has a deep understanding of the pressure’s women can put on themselves to be a “perfect” parent.Molly Burke – Blind Motivational Speaker & YouTuberAt just four-years-old, Molly Burke was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa – a rare disease, causing loss of vision. It wasn’t long after that she began a journey focused on bringing light into the lives of others.In Conversation with Jane Fonda – Wednesday, September 11Two-time Oscar® award winner and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, Jane Fonda will engage in a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation, focused on the democratization of the red carpet and how women can celebrate each other, no matter their leading role. Hosted by beloved Canadian broadcaster – CTV’s Marilyn Denis, the intimate discussion will explore the leading roles Jane has held throughout her life and storied career; the evolving role that beauty plays in how we determine our own self-worth and a live audience Q&A.Iconic Beauty Bar – TIFF Festival StreetL’Oréal Paris Canada partners once again with ModiFace, an internationally recognized leader in augmented reality and artificial intelligence – to offer festival-goers five unique and empowering red carpet looks, to fit their individuality. Created by L’Oréal Paris Canada Makeup Artist & Expert, Jodi Urichuk and embracing ModiFace’s advanced 3D technologies, guests of the Iconic Beauty Bar can virtually try-on and Get the Look, including “Assertive”, “Shy, So What?”, “I Am Who I Am”, “Fearless” and “Unstoppable”. Once visitors select their favourite, the image will be emailed to them with a video tutorial on how to recreate their look and a list of L’Oréal Paris products needed to achieve it.Red Carpet Beauty Suite – David Pecaut SquareAt the Red Carpet Beauty Suite, L’Oréal Paris Canada will once again offer customized red-carpet transformations. Esteemed makeup and hair artists will be onsite throughout the festival offering beauty touch-ups on media, influencers, talent and rising stars; fans and festival-goers. Guests will have an opportunity to film a mini video onsite – to share across their social media channels, showcasing their touch-up and expressing views on their own leading role. On the second floor of the suite, reserved as a private viewing area, VIP guests will enjoy the perfect vantage point to catch all the glamourous activities and red-carpet arrivals at Roy Thomson Hall.Photos taken at the Iconic Beauty Bar and the Red Carpet Beauty Suite will be integrated into an empowering mosaic, displayed at David Pecaut Square – which will form the phrase “Embrace Your Lead Role”, the overarching theme of L’Oréal Paris Canada for the festival.About L’Oréal ParisL’Oréal Paris, the world’s no.1 beauty brand, is dedicated to empowering women and men by offering the most luxurious and innovative products and services available in the mass market. For most, the name “L’Oréal” is immediately evocative of the brand’s signature phrase, “Because I’m Worth It.”— the tagline behind the legendary advertising campaign for the Superior Preference® hair colour launch in 1973. Today, it represents the essence of the L’Oréal Paris brand as a whole, a spirit which is about helping every woman – and man – embrace their unique beauty while reinforcing their inner sense of self-worth. For more than 100 years, L’Oréal Paris has held an unparalleled commitment to advancement in technology, innovation and research, providing ground-breaking, high-quality products for women, men, and children of all ages and ethnicities in five major beauty categories:  cosmetics, skincare, hair color, haircare, and men’s grooming.Twitter: @lorealparisCANFacebook: @lorealpariscanada    Instagram: @lorealmakeup @lorealhair @lorealskin & @lorealmenWebsite: www.lorealparis.caHashtags: #LOREALTIFF Login/Register With: L’Oréal Paris Canada champions empowerment with a vision focused on encouraging women to embrace their leading roleduring the 44th annual Toronto International Film FestivalTORONTO, ON – L’Oréal Paris Canada returns for an 8th year as the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The iconic beauty brand will host a team of activities and initiatives set to inspire the public to celebrate and embrace their own leading roles, whatever they happen to be, because they’re worth it. With many of this year’s gala premieres featuring female directors and films about women, L’Oréal Paris Canada is set to spark a national conversation on how women can advocate for each other and instill a greater sense of self-worth in themselves. Jane Fonda will headline L’Oréal Paris Canada’s – Embrace Your Leading Role~ Photos courtesy of L’Oréal Paris Canada read more

ALEX TREBEK IS BACK ON JEOPARDY

Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek on Sept. 9, 2019. (source: YouTube) “I truly hope you folks have enjoyed revisiting some of our special tournaments throughout this past summer,” Trebek said as he opened the show. “But today, Jeopardy! begins its 36th season on the air and I’m happy to report, I’m still here.” Advertisement Facebook Viewers of “Jeopardy!” got to see for themselves Monday night how Alex Trebek is faring.The host was there for the premiere of Season 36 of the beloved game show.It marked a return to the air for Trebek, 79, who for four months had undergone treatment for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Login/Register With: read more

EMMYWINNING ACTORS TO PRESENT AT 71st EMMY® AWARDS SUNDAY SEPT 22

LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on CTV.For more information, please visit emmys.com.**71st Emmy Award winners Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement (NoHo Arts District, Calif.) — The Television Academy and Emmy® Awards telecast producers Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted today announced the third and final group of talent set to present at the 71st Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22.The presenters include:Tim Allen (Last Man Standing)Nick Cannon (The Masked Singer)James Corden** (The Late Late Show with James Corden)Jon Hamm (Good Omens)Timothy Hutton (Almost Family)Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)Ken Jeong (The Masked Singer)Cherry Jones** (The Handmaid’s Tale)Regina King (Watchmen)Luke Kirby** (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Hugh Laurie (Veep)Jane Lynch** (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Lin-Manuel Miranda* (Fosse/Verdon and His Dark Materials)Catherine O’Hara* (Schitt’s Creek) ? Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat)Jimmy Smits (Bluff City Law)Brittany Snow (Almost Family)Marisa Tomei (Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons)Kerry Washington (American Son)Bradley Whitford** (The Handmaid’s Tale and Perfect Harmony)Additionally, it was announced yesterday that Halsey will perform a rendition of a classic song for the In Memoriam tribute, Adam Devine will present a musical tribute to Variety programming, and Thomas Lennon has been tapped as an Emmy Awards commentator. Advertisement read more

Harper on falling oil Industry isnt remotely the entire Canadian economy

Harper on falling oil: “Industry isn’t remotely the entire Canadian economy” The prime minister says there will be some pain, but the Canadian economy will weather the storm of falling oil prices.Stephen Harper made the remarks in St. Catherine’s, Ontario Thursday, saying it’s a resilient industry that has seen prices go up and down before, but did acknowledge effects will be serious.“Obviously significant for the government’s finances, it’s not as significant as Alberta, but it’s significant,” he said. “But the oil industry isn’t remotely the entire Canadian economy.”“I’ve been through many of these price cycles in my political and economic career and I have every confidence that that industry will weather the storm, I say with some difficulty.”Harper believes the industry will emerge strong for the long term and the volatility of oil and gas will not throw off the fundamental growth and principles of the economy. by News Staff Posted Jan 22, 2015 4:28 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

LETTER Thorough probe needed into death in Police lockups

Dear Editor,I am extremely disturbed at the increasing amount of our citizens who are dying or suffering serious and debilitating injuries while in Police custody.Thirty-nine-year-old Lalbachan Bachan of Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast, was the latest victim. A young, strong man arrested for driving under the influence and died while in Police custody.His young children are now fatherless and the breadwinner of the family has passed. People’s lives have been turned upside down.The authorities seem to not be taking this most gross violation of people’s human rights into account. Hardly anyone ever gets punished for these terrible violations and abuse.In some ways, this is a reflection of what is happening at the highest level of Government. The abuse of power is seeping down to all levels of the administration.The Police force is a very important institution in any society. If people feel abused by those who are charged with the responsibility to protect them and they lose confidence in the Force, then we can decent into lawlessness.I, therefore, urge the leadership of the Police to immediately do a fair and unbiased investigation and punish those responsible for the death of Lallbachan Bachan. We must halt this trend before it consumes us all.I extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Bachan. I also express my condolences to the people of the Essequibo Coast.Yours sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer President Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBar Association slams Police Force for maladministration; says oversight bodies have failedJanuary 16, 2014In “Crime”Corruption a major problem in Guyana – US State DeptApril 18, 2016In “latest news”21-Y-O batters girlfriend, kills self after escaping police custodyDecember 28, 2015In “Crime” read more

Mine Vision Systems and Peck Tech to combine 3D mobile mapping expertise

first_imgMine Vision Systems and Peck Tech Consulting have announced the intent to combine their products, services and expertise to deliver, they say, “industry leading, innovative 3D mobile mapping solutions for GPS-denied environments.”MVS is an industry funded spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center with a portfolio of patented and proprietary solutions for automated geotechnical and geologic analysis and standardised reporting of information critical to underground mining operations, it says.Peck Tech, meanwhile, is a global provider of advanced sensing, monitoring, control and automation consulting services and products to the mining industry. It was also recently engaged by RNC Minerals for an autonomous haulage solution study on the Dumont nickel-copper project, in Quebec, Canada.For the past five years, the two companies have independently pursued the development and sales of advanced sensor-based, mobile 3D localisation and mapping solutions to underground mining and utility customers on a global basis.This has allowed both to “establish…a solid, growing customer base for their products and fostered an internal commitment to continuously seek new and innovative mobile scanning solutions that can address a wide range of safety and productivity issues present in their customer’s mining operations,” they said.Dr Scott Thayer, Chief Executive Officer, MVS, said the company is committed to building and delivering the best mobile mapping solutions it can for its customers to allow them to derive significant value from their routine operational use.“By partnering with Peck Tech, we will be able to combine the solutions and capabilities of proven industry pioneers in the mobile scanning and mapping space to further enhance the value that we can deliver to our customers by offering a much broader range of product and services option,” he said.Dr Jonathan Peck, Chief Executive Officer and President, Peck Tech, said MVS and Peck Tech are already aligned in many areas including sharing a common vision for the future market opportunities for LiDAR and optical-based 3D mobile mapping solutions.“By combining our product strengths and complementary skills, experience and knowledge, the broad suite of advanced solutions that will result will deliver significant productivity and safety benefits and choices to both our underground and open-pit mining customers,” he said.last_img read more

Ivan Stevanovic retires from Croatian national team

The oldest member of the Croatian national team at World Championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark, Ivan Stevanovic, decided to retire from the national team events. The 37-years old goalkeeper of the Swiss Kadetten Schaffhausen was an addition to Marin Sego, who was in TOP form during the tournament which Croatia ended on the 6th place.It is enough, it’s time that some younger players like Ivic or Sunjic get their chances in the national team. I hope that cult of our national team will continue to live – said Stevanovic, who was a part of the bronze medal squad at Men’s EHF EURO 2016, which is his only medal with Croatia.PHOTO: Jozo Cabraja,HRS Ivan Stevanovic ← Previous Story Vincent Gerard about 10 matches in 17 days: We must stop this circus! Next Story → EINMAL LOWE, IMMER LOWE: Uwe Gensheimer goes back to Rhein Neckar Lowen! read more

VESZPREM OR VARDAR Four reasons which will take trophy

Telekom Veszprem or RK Vardar Skopje? The first title for Hungarian powerhouse or second for Macedonian pride.Handball-Planet.com put four reasons for victory of both teams…TELEKOM VESZPREM“Bench, rotation – more energy”Definitely the first advantage of the Hungarian team. They had bigger rotation in semi-final and almost three hours more to rest. DAVIS KNOWS THE SYSTEMTelekom Veszprem coach David Davis worked for five years in Skopje. He knows system, players and mentality of the team very well.Velux EHF Champions League – Final 4 2019, HC Veszprem vs PGE Vive Kielce in LanXess Arena, Keln, Keln 01.06.2019. Mandatory Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiffX FACTOR – Petar NenadicWhen Petar Nenadic play on his best level, he is unstoppable. The Serbian “one man show” had one of the greatest perfomance in the history of Final4 event with 12 goals against Kielce. If he keeps this level today….EMOTIONAL MOMENT – LAST MATCH OF NAGY and IlicLaszlo Nagy and Momir Ilic will have their last match in the final of the EHF CL. It will be even more motivated with their team-mates as well, to bring trophy to VeszpremRK VARDAR“Mentality”Mentality and team’s spirit, it is often explanation of amazing matches this season by RK Vardar players. RK Vardar definitely have “something”…Velux EHF Champions League – Final 4 2019, HC Veszprem vs PGE Vive Kielce in LanXess Arena, Keln, Keln 01.06.2019. Mandatory Credit © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff“THE BEAST” KRISTOPANS – MILOSAVLJEVDainis Kristopans exploded with departure of the first shooter in the team – Vuko Borozan. Now, he overtook responsibility over shooting performance of the team, but also fighting like a lion in defensive line.Dejan Milosavljev becomes world’s class in few months. He left Vargas five saves behind in semi-final.“UNDERDOG” POSITIONThey are “outsiders”, they have been during season. They don’t deal with pressure, they have already this trophy at home from 2017.ON THE WINGS OF NATIONWhole country is behind the team. Euphoria in Skopje is on the level tough to describe… ← Previous Story Lasse Andersson (Barca): This is really sh.t Next Story → PHOTO: “Red wall” on the way to Lanxess Arena read more