South Africa Expects 100,000 Indian Tourists in 2018

first_imgWith the growing number of Indians looking at foreign travel, more and more countries are trying to attract outbound tourists from the country. The latest in line is South Africa, which hopes that more than 1 lakh Indian visitors would travel to the country by the end of 2018.To make the destination more attractive to Indians, the country is being promoted as a destination for numerous activities that are suitable for all age groups. South Africa Tourism is organizing roadshows in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Ahmedabad this month to popularize the destination among Indians.“We have observed that Indians are fond of activities, even on a leisure trip. So this year we are focusing on promoting activities here, which are suitable for all age groups,” Alpa Jani of South Africa Tourism told PTI.“We want to offer an affordable, value for money destinations in our country so that we can get more visitors,” Hanneli Slabber, regional general manager, Asia, Middle East, South African tourism said during a media interaction at Bengaluru, the Deccan Herald reported. “We have some interesting offers, which includes no extra pay for the internal travel in South Africa. Even the ATM machines do not charge extra. If at all there is an extra charge, it must be from the banks here.”Most Indians visiting South Africa are families (multi-generation), honeymooners, millennials and participants in MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, and events). India is the eighth largest source market for foreign tourist arrivals in the country, the top five being the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and France.Most Indians traveling between January and September 2017 visited South Africa for MICE (32.8 per cent) while 26.8 per cent were there for leisure holidays. There were 16.4 per cent business travelers, while VFR (visiting family and relatives) comprised 16 per cent of the total visitors from India, according to South Africa Tourism. There was an increase of 35 per cent in the number of millennial Indians traveling to South Africa during the first quarter, and it rose to 46 per cent in the second quarter.“This is encouraging in the light of the overall challenges faced by the Indian tourism industry which was recovering from the effects of demonetization and GST. In addition to visitor arrival numbers, in-destination spends remained stable while length of stay by Indians saw a positive spike,” she said.South Africa, which has a significant Indian population, is also battling issues like corruption at the highest levels, and a serious water crisis, especially in big cities like Cape Town.Among the travelers from India, 37 per cent came from Mumbai, white 22 per cent belonged to Delhi. The number comprised 11 per cent Gujaratis, 8 per cent Bangaloreans and 7 per cent Bengalis.During January-November 2017, 89,882 Indians visited South Africa, while the number was 95,377 in 2016. Related ItemsSouth AfricaTourismlast_img read more

Hotshots brace for crucial stretch

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia enters a grueling three-week stretch starting Friday afternoon—and how it fares in that span will be crucial to its aspirations for a top-two finish in the PBA Philippine Cup.Tied for the lead going into the second half of their schedule, the Hotshots brace for a dogfight one playdate after the other, starting with back-to-the-wall yet formidable Blackwater as Magnolia tries to keep its hot streak going at Mall of Asia Arena and gain an inside track to a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, the Elasto Painters try to shore up their own playoff drive when they battle the Bolts in the 7 p.m. game.At 3-3 and in the middle of the pack, a win would put the Painters in the upper half of the draw. AFP official booed out of forum “That’s why we know that they will be very dangerous,” Victolero said. “We expect them to come out hard and we need to match their effort and aggressiveness.”Blackwater, despite its 2-4 record, is no pushover.The Elite have a formidable core made up of young talents led by Mac Belo and Poy Erram and own one of the upsets of the tournament, a 94-77 ripping of Barangay Ginebra, last year’s runner-up which played with a full roster when they clashed.Magnolia, which will still play Rain or Shine, GlobalPort and Meralco after its bout with Sa Miguel, holds a huge edge in the guard rotation with Paul Lee and Mark Barroca, and Victolero’s defense is one of the most unforgiving in the league.“The good thing about our situation is that our fate is still in our hands,” Victolero said.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “This game is very important, because a win would help solidify our chances for the top two,” coach Chito Victolero told the Inquirer after prepping his Hotshots for their 4:30 p.m. clash with the Elite.He also needs to score a victory, just for some sort of buffer as their remaining assignments “are some of the top teams in the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have the difficult situation of playing back-to-back games, with the second game being San Miguel,” said Victolero as Magnolia faces San Miguel next on just a day’s rest. “But with the proper mindset, and with the character that we have instilled in this team, I think we have a good shot at our goal (finishing in the top two).”The Elite, on the other hand, will come into the game still licking the wounds of a three-game losing streak and are in a situation where they need to string together wins to have a solid shot at making the playoffs for the first time in this conference. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alab bags victory–and new team sponsor MOST READlast_img read more

Round 3: Fighters engaging phone book style

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, right, and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn starts the third by pinning Manny Pacquiao to the ropes.Pacquiao cherry picks and connects.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Round 2: Pacquiao finally engages Horn MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Horn now the one using the clinch and he connects with a couple of solid punches.Left hook by Horn but Pacquiao retaliates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnother two-punch by Pacquiao. What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

Clippers’ Avery Bradley to Grizzlies for JaMychal Green, Garrett Temple

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The 34-year-old Polish veteran was in his first season with the Clippers, playing an average of 16 minutes.Gortat is a 12-year NBA veteran who has also had stints in Orlando, Phoenix and Washington. FILE – Avery Bradley #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against Malik Beasley #25 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center on January 10, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPThe Los Angeles Clippers have acquired forward JaMychal Green and guard Garrett Temple from Memphis in exchange for guard Avery Bradley.Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations, says Green is a “high-energy big who has become an excellent outside shooter. He says Temple is a versatile defender.ADVERTISEMENT Porn website to sponsor French rugby match Green averaged 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 41 games for Memphis this season. The 28-year-old forward has been shooting 48 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range, and 79 percent from the free-throw line.Temple started 49 games for the Grizzlies this season, averaging career highs in points (9.4) and rebounds (3.1).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBradley averaged 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 49 games for the Clippers this season.The Clippers also waived center Marcin Gortat, who averaged 5.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 47 games. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

President congratulates Paes on his US Open feat

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated veteran tennis player Leander Paes on winning the US Open mixed doubles crown along with Swiss great Martina Hingis. “Well done @Leander @mhingis, hearty congratulations on winning the U.S Open mixed doubles,” President Mukherjee said in the official Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated Paes and Hingis on their historic feat. “Many congratulations to @Leander and @mhingis.You guys are truly legendary!!,” he tweeted. Paes today created history by winning the US Open mixed doubles title with Hingis in New York as the veteran Indian now has the highest number of mixed doubles titles in open era. The fourth seeded Indo-Swiss pair edged past unseeded Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 10-7 in the final to win their third Major title together this season. 42-year-old Paes now has won nine Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, surpassing compatriot and former partner Mahesh Bhupathis record of eight titles. He is now behind only legendary Martina Navratilova, who has won 10 mixed doubles trophies. PTI PDS ATK PDSlast_img read more

Ronaldo angry at coach Sarri after another substitution

first_imgPH shooting team hopes to sustain strong showing in SEA Games Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Sarri, who took over as coach at Juventus this season, insisted he was more than fine with Ronaldo’s reaction toward him. In fact, he was glad about it.“If he gets angry at being substituted after all he has won, I’m very happy about that because it means he still has his head fully in the game and he wants to help the team at all costs,” Sarri said. “I like it when a player reacts a bit when he gets taken off. I would be much more worried if it was the opposite.”Sarri said Ronaldo has been bothered by a knee injury for nearly a month and is playing through the pain.However, former Juventus coach Fabio Capello said the 34-year-old Ronaldo is not the same extraordinary player.“I didn’t like it (his reaction), it wasn’t nice,” Capello said. “He should be a champion also when he comes off the field.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala during the Italian Serie A soccer match Juventus FC vs AC Milan at Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field and glared at Maurizio Sarri, muttering something undiscernible.He then stormed down the tunnel.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:47Senate panel recommends filing of drug charges vs Albayalde02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The truth is Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t dribbled past an opponent in three years. When he played in Spain he always went past players and left them there … at the moment he can’t do the kind of moves that Dybala can.”Ronaldo finished last season — his first in Italy — as Juve’s top scorer with 28 goals in all competitions. He has six so far this season, two fewer than he had after the same number of matches last year.Ronaldo’s next matches will likely be for Portugal in European Championship qualifying matches against Lithuania and Luxembourg.ASTORI REMEMBEREDCagliari’s match against Fiorentina was emotional for both teams and, especially, for Giovanni Simeone.Play was interrupted in the 13th minute to remember former Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who was found dead in his hotel room in March 2018 at the age of 31. The defender used to wear the No. 13 shirt and spent most of his career at Cagliari and Fiorentina.Both sets of teams and fans stood to applaud.Simeone, who joined Cagliari from Fiorentina in the offseason, was in tears as he pointed to the sky and saluted after scoring his team’s third goal in a 5-2 victory.“I will always carry this day with me in my heart,” Simeone said.Cagliari defender Fabio Pisacane also dedicated his goal to Astori.center_img “I knew him since our youth team days. He was a guy who was loved by everyone, that was shown by the wave of emotion after his death,” Pisacane said. “I scored in the 26th minute which is 13 plus 13, his number.”Cagliari moved into the Champions League slots with the win. The Sardinian club has finished in the bottom half of the standings in each of the three seasons since it was promoted in 2016. It was the 55th minute of Juventus’ match against AC Milan and Ronaldo had just been substituted for the second straight match after another disappointing performance.His replacement, Paulo Dybala, went on to score the only goal, helping Juventus to a 1-0 victory on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceItalian media reported that Ronaldo wasn’t around to congratulate Dybala or his teammates, having left the stadium shortly before the final whistle.“I don’t know,” Sarri said when asked if that was true. “If it’s true what you say then it’s a problem for him to sort out with his own teammates.” What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis MOST READlast_img read more

This Season is Winding Down, and It’s Time to Talk NBA Awards

first_imgAP-BKN-Around-The-NBAApr 08, 2019 9:29AM (GMT 06:29) – 839 wordsBy BRIAN MAHONEY and TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writers(Eds: With AP Photos.)Take a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history.— Wilt Chamberlain scored 4,029 points in 1961-62.— Chamberlain scored 3,586 in 1962-63.— Michael Jordan scored 3,041 points in 1986-87.— Chamberlain scored 3,033 in 1960-61.— Chamberlain scored 2,948 points in 1963-64.There they are. The five best seasons in terms of points that the NBA has ever seen. And those five seasons all have something in common — when they were over, someone not named Chamberlain or Jordan was the MVP.What James Harden did this season for the Houston Rockets was scintillating. He scored 50 or more points nine times. He scored 61 twice. He scored at least 30 points in 32 consecutive games, a stretch that lasted more than two months. He will finish this season with the seventh-highest scoring average in NBA history and win the scoring title by more than 8 points per game — a ridiculous margin.He wins Most Voluminous Points.But maybe not the Most Valuable Player.There are some tremendous individual races in the NBA this season, with a slew of deserving candidates for coach of the year, a rather unexpected two-person race for rookie of the year, and the annual befuddlement about who should win defensive player of the year. The ballot that voters will agonize over most, in some cases, will be the one for MVP.Is it Harden, for the second straight year?Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender (35) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)Or is it Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo?Compelling cases can be made either way. Harden carried the Rockets and became the most unguardable player in the league. Antetokounmpo took a team that finished seventh in the East last year and lifted it to the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA, continuing his meteoric rise toward total superstardom.Harden is the better scorer, Antetokounmpo the more accurate shooter. Harden is the better ballhandler and passer, Antetokounmpo the better rebounder and defender. Take Antetokounmpo off the Bucks, and they’d be lucky to make the playoffs. Take Harden off the Rockets, and they’d be lucky to make the playoffs.The biggest argument for Harden is the scoring. It has been sensational, without question.But there is precedent, as Chamberlain and Jordan learned. Even a gazillion points doesn’t guarantee anyone the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.When these playoffs are over and the trophy is finally handed out in late June, Harden will find out if scoring was enough to win the vote this time.It is tradition in this space to end the regular season by having AP Basketball Writers Brian Mahoney and Tim Reynolds reveal their choices for certain awards and predict what will happen in the playoffs.Their selections:MVPMahoney: Antetokounmpo. Tough to demote Harden when he was even more valuable this season than last, but can’t ignore a guy with the Greek Freak’s stats on the surprise winningest team in the league.Reynolds: Antetokounmpo. He gets the nod over Harden because the Bucks enjoyed a level of success that few expected, and he’s why.MOST IMPROVED PLAYERMahoney: D’Angelo Russell, Brooklyn. Didn’t just have a great season. He saved one for a Nets team that was going nowhere.Reynolds: Pascal Siakam, Toronto. The Raptors were 14-3 when he had a double-double, and he more than doubled his scoring average.COACH OF THE YEARMahoney: Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee. Oversaw improvements across the board to turn a team with playoff aspirations into one with championship aspirations.Reynolds: Doc Rivers, LA Clippers. Hard call over Budenholzer. Steve Kerr, Nick Nurse, Steve Clifford, Michael Malone and Kenny Atkinson also deserving.ROOKIE OF THE YEARMahoney: Luka Doncic, Dallas. Not many players become must-see TV before they even turn 20.Reynolds: Luka Doncic, Dallas. Trae Young came on like gangbusters at the end of the year, but Doncic was better from start to finish.EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONMahoney: Milwaukee. The Bucks do so many things well that they can find a way even when things get tougher.Reynolds: Toronto. Milwaukee is built for the long haul and might not be ready — yet. But for the Raptors, if not now, then when?WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONMahoney: Golden State. Still by far the best combination of talent and experience in the league.Reynolds: Golden State. If healthy, the Warriors are still the one to beat. And they want to send Oracle Arena out the right way.NBA CHAMPIONSMahoney: Warriors in 6.Reynolds: Warriors in 5.BOLD OFFSEASON PREDICTIONMahoney: The July 4 fireworks boom brightest in New York, where Kevin Durant is the centerpiece of a transformed Knicks team.Reynolds: If the Warriors win this title, and they should, expect the core to all come back and try to four-peat. Yes, including Durant.___Brian Mahoney is the AP Basketball Writer based in New York. Tim Reynolds is the AP Basketball Writer based in Miami.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jamie Vardy sparks Leicester City win as Tottenham Hotspur slip up again

first_imgThere are still six months of the season to go but Tottenham Hotspur’s title challenge already looks to be over. It is hard to reach any other conclusion after Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a third successive away defeat in the league for the first time since 2014 when Tim Sherwood was in charge, leaving Spurs facing the prospect of being 16 points behind Manchester City by the time they run out at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Play Video Reuse this content Topics 0:55 Spurs were up against it and Pochettino went for broke in the second half. At one stage Tottenham were virtually playing with five attackers as Son Heung-min, Érik Lamela and Llorente all came off the bench to join Alli and Kane.Lamela, who was making his first appearance in 13 months after injury, had an instant impact, setting up Kane’s goal with a clever pass that the England international thumped past Schmeichel. It was his 16th goal of the season but not enough to prevent Spurs from losing again on the road. Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Mauricio Pochettino reflects on ‘very poor’ Spurs – video Share on Facebook match reportscenter_img Premier League Share on LinkedIn Mauricio Pochettino slams Tottenham’s lack of fight after defeat at Leicester Read more Although Spurs were poor in that first half, Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli squandered excellent chances to score in between Leicester’s goals and in many ways that profligacy was the story of their night. Christian Eriksen was guilty of a bad miss just before Harry Kane pulled a goal back with 11 minutes remaining and then Fernando Llorente, who is still looking for his first Tottenham goal, should have made it 2-2. Instead the Spaniard lifted his shot over the bar from only four yards out and the expressions in the Spurs dugout said it all.There was still time for one last bit of drama deep into injury-time. Danny Rose, making only his second Premier League appearance of the season, went to ground in the area following a challenge from Wilfred Ndidi. At first glance it looked like a penalty but Anthony Taylor, the referee, waved away the Spurs appeals and a few seconds later Leicester were celebrating three valuable points.Claude Puel, Leicester’s manager, described it as their best performance since he took over and hailed the “two fantastic goals” that lit up the first half. Vardy’s was a beauty and arrived following a superb lofted pass from Marc Albrighton. Running in behind Davinson Sánchez, Vardy stretched out his right leg to steer a controlled volley over the head of Hugo Lloris, who was caught in no man’s land as the ball sailed over his head, and it was no surprise that the striker set off in the direction of the Spurs fans, cupping a hand to his ear.With the elegant Vicente Iborra imperious in the centre of midfield, Pochettino scrapped his three-man central defence and pushed Eric Dier further forward as Spurs tried to gain a foothold. Kasper Schmeichel then saved impressively from Sissoko and Alli before Mahrez, with a moment of brilliance, gave Leicester some breathing space. With Rose caught upfield, Mahrez cut inside Jan Vertonghen and glided across the edge of the area before curling a left-footed shot from 20 yards that arced into the far corner. Share on Twitter Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City Jamie Vardy celebrates the opening goal with a message to Tottenham’s travelling fans. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters Twitter Share via Email Tottenham, quite simply, have lost their way domestically. They have collected only four points from their last five league fixtures and are unrecognisable from the team that comprehensively outplayed Real Madrid at Wembley. Pochettino was clearly bitterly upset with this latest setback and did not hold back afterwards as he accused his players of lacking fight during a “sloppy” first-half performance that featured two wonderful Leicester City goals.Jamie Vardy scored the first, registering the 100th league goal of his career to silence the chants of the Tottenham supporters who had taunted him relentlessly in the first 10 minutes about his wife’s presence “in the jungle”, and Riyad Mahrez added an exquisite second on the stroke of half-time to put Leicester on their way to a first home league win over Tottenham since 2002, when they were playing at Filbert Street.last_img read more

Harvey Norman Promotion

first_imgNRL Touch Football’s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter. The TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch is an all in one workout device that will improve your training and motivation. The TomTom Spark features GPS tracking so you can optimise your running routes and track your progress.Harvey Norman is exclusively offering our TFA members a TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch at a low price of $172 from the 26 July to 4 August.  Be sure to use the Coupon code: SPARK2016 when making your purchase.For more information or to purchase your watch, visit: TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch (Black)TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch (Purple)Please note: Coupon can only be applied to the above products and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for greater Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img read more

a month agoDONE! Hudson-Odoi delighted to sign £180k-a-week Chelsea extension

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say DONE! Hudson-Odoi delighted to sign £180k-a-week Chelsea extensionby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi has officially signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea.After year-long negotiations, the 18-year-old winger has signed a £150k-per-week, but with performance add-ons could end up totalling £180k-per-week.”It’s an amazing feeling,’ Hudson-Odoi said. “It’s been a long wait but it’s done now and I’m really happy about that. I’ve been a Chelsea player since I was eight and this is the right club for me to be at.”I want to lift as many trophies as possible, win as many games as possible and contribute to as many goals as I can as well.”As a team, we just want to work hard to achieve the best results we can. I’m delighted everything has been agreed and now I’m just looking forward to properly getting back.”Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request in January and was the subject of four rejected bids from Bayern Munich. last_img read more

Troms Offshore Takes Delivery of MV ‘Troms …

first_img Print  Close My location zoom Troms Offshore Fleet 2 AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Troms Offshore Supply AS and a Tidewater Company, has taken delivery of its new build no 817 at VARD Aukra shipyard in Norway. A naming ceremony was held in Bergen on Friday 31st January and the ship was named MV Troms Arcturus. Trroms Arcturus is a clean design diesel electric PSV (Platform Supply Vessel), 94.5 metres long and 21 metres wide with a free deck area of 1 170 m2 and a deadweight of 5 660 t, and she is one of the largest PSVs operating in Norway. PSV 07 is a new innovative design developed by STX OSV and is a larger version of the well proven PSV 09 design. Troms Arcturus is a Clean Design environmentally friendly ship with focus on low fuel consumption and low emission of greenhouse gases. The vessel is further arranged for rapid response operations, including rescue of personnel and oil recovery operations. The ship is prepared for winterized operations, including the class notations ICE C and DEICE.Following the naming ceremony in Bergen MV Troms Arcturus will enter a long term contract for Statoil. The ship will primarily be positioned for operations in the North Sea and in the Barents Sea, will fly Norwegian NOR flag with a crew of 28 split on two shifts.center_img 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Troms Offshore, February 3, 2014last_img read more

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Chinese reporter beaten by police officer

Continuing his campaign to spotlight the deplorable killing of journalists worldwide, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the beating death of a Chinese reporter by a police officer.“I condemn the killing of Xiao Guopeng,” declared Koïchiro Matsuura in a statement released in Paris on the incident, which took place in the province of Guizhou on 18 July. Welcoming the fact that the alleged perpetrator has been arrested, he said: “I trust that there will be a transparent investigation and trial to help prevent the recurrence of such events in the future.”According to Reporters Without Borders, the officer Pan Dengfeng beat the 39-year old reporter outside the building of his newspaper, Anshun. The police officer is said to have continued hitting Mr. Xiao when he was already on the ground, despite protests from a crowd of onlookers. Mr. Xiao was finally rushed to hospital where he died of cerebral haemorrhaging, Reporters Without Borders said. He is the second journalist to die as a result of a police beating in China this year. read more

Higher prices from Fort McMurray wildfire to boost Q2 energy company results

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 5:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (Stock photo: FreeImages.com) CALGARY – Analysts predict oil prices driven higher by production stoppages during the Fort McMurray, Alta., wildfires in May will bolster the bottom lines of Canadian oil and gas companies as they report financial results starting this week.Western Canada Select, the benchmark price for blended oilsands bitumen, rose by 58 per cent in the three months ended June 30 to an average of Cdn$42.52 per barrel from $26.93 in the first quarter of the year, said analyst Nick Lupick of AltaCorp Capital.“Unfortunately, one of the contributing factors helping support Canadian crude prices in the quarter were the forest fires in Fort McMurray, which saw a total of 1.5 million barrels per day of bitumen and SCO (synthetic crude oil) production offline at its peak in mid-May,” he said on Tuesday.He previously estimated that a total of about 28 million barrels worth $1.6 billion of oilsands production had been lost because of the fire.Reporting season for major Canadian oil and gas producers starts Thursday with Encana (TSX:ECA), a company whose production was unaffected by the fire. A CIBC report estimates that Encana’s quarter-over-quarter cash flow — the difference between available cash at the start of the quarter versus the end — could rise 65 per cent due to the higher prices.On Friday, Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) is scheduled to report results that will reflect a decline in oilsands production at its Sunrise project in northern Alberta from 27,200 barrels per day in April to 4,300 bpd in May, according to statistics provided by analysts. The project was suspended for part of the month due to employee evacuations and pipeline shutdowns, although it sustained no physical damage.Despite the lower production, Husky is expected to post a nine per cent increase in cash flow due to higher oil prices and better refinery profit margins, according to a report from RBC.Alberta drivers unintentionally relieved some of the pain of lost production for oilsands producers Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) and Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO), Lupick said.Gasoline shortages in early June caused by a mechanical outage at Suncor’s Edmonton refinery, combined with a maintenance shutdown at Imperial Oil’s nearby refinery, led to some service stations running out of fuel, driving up both prices at the pump and downstream profit margins for the refinery owners.Suncor is expected to report July 27 and Imperial on July 29.A recent report from CIBC analyst Arthur Grayfer based on internal industry statistics showed that output from thermal oilsands projects — those that use steam to produce bitumen from wells — fell to about 900,000 bpd in May from about 1.2 million bpd in April. The biggest drop was at Suncor’s Firebag project, which went from 201,000 bpd in April to about 30,000 bpd in May.Similar statistics for oilsands mines are to be available next month, analysts said.———Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. Higher prices from Fort McMurray wildfire to boost Q2 energy company results read more

FEATURE In report to UN record number of women winning seats in

‹ › As a region, the Americas – Latin America that is – recorded the highest electoral gain with women in Educador, Grenada and Argentina occupying more than 30 percent in those three countries – a percentage considered a critical mass to effect change. Thirty-nine countries have reached the “above-30 percent” club. Newcomers to this “30 per cent club” include Austria, Cameroon, Grenada and Zimbabwe (both houses).But at the same time, a new growing concern has emerged regarding the rise in violence against women candidates running for political office.“We know more about what is going on around elections. Thanks to social media, we know about negative elections, also more about violence, threats of violence, against women candidates,” Johnsson told reporters at the report’s launch on Tuesday. “There are worrying reports we need to address.”Despite the barriers, 2013 broke all records for women’s participation in Parliaments worldwide.The Americas topped the chart in 2013. One out of every 4 MPs is a woman in Latin America.However, the United States and Canada are not doing as well. The United States ranked 83rd out of the 189 countries surveyed as of January 1, 2014 and Canada was 54th.In Asia and Pacific, virtually no progress was reported. Three countries in the region were keeping percentages up – Australia, New Zealand and Timor Leste, which ranked No. 18 in the world. China recorded a 2 percentage point increase. Nepal, with the highest percentage of women parliamentarians in South Asia came in at just under 30 per cent.Of the top 10 performing countries globally, four are on the African continent, which recorded a “very, very healthy increase,” Johnsson noted. Almost 20 years ago, women’s participation stood at less than 10 percent, but today that figure is 22.5 percent. Several factors influence the degree of women’s access to parliament, says the report. Quotas have been one of the main tools used to facilitate women’s access. A number of sub-Saharan African countries have recently enacted electoral laws that afford women greater access to political party backing and candidate lists, and thus greater representation and political leverage. The number of parliamentary seats occupied by women more than doubled in the lower houses of Cameroon and Zimbabwe.Quotas must be ambitious, detailed and be implemented to have impact, IPU states — a sentiment shared by the UN’s top envoy in Liberia, where “with women currently occupying some of Liberia’s most visible posts of influence, it would be easy to assume that women dominate political life.” Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary General and Coordinator for UN Operations in Liberia, notes, “Only 13 women sit in Liberia’s 103-member Legislature, where sentiment is lukewarm on initiatives to strengthen women’s political participation, such as the institution of quotas. Some women are being told, in effect, to enjoy this while it lasts: these are gains that may be reversed upon Liberia’s next presidential elections, to be held in 2017.”On the occasion of International Women’s Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka lauded the “record-breaking” increase by the gains made by women in political life around the world and vowed that her organization will keep fighting gender-based bias.“The record-breaking increase of women in national parliaments in 2013 is encouraging, but we are still far from equality,” Mrs. Mlambo-Ngcuka told the UN News Center. “Around the world, women are excluded from parliaments by discrimination, violence, party structures, poverty and a lack of finance.”“Temporary special measures like quotas are working, and UN Women will keep supporting the efforts of women, political parties, Governments and civil society to increase women’s political leadership and participation,” she said. Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway (left) with UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Norwegian Prime Minister’s Office More women than ever before are being elected to Parliaments around the world. And if the current trend continues, gender parity is achievable in less than a generation.That’s the positive news from the latest annual review of Women in Parliament released this week at UN headquarters in Geneva by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), an international organization of parliamentarians, which works closely with the United Nations.”We actually saw a 1.5 percentage increase globally in Parliaments as a result of elections that took place in 2013. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but if you consider that we are now at almost 22 per cent of women in parliaments, if we were to continue with this rate of increase of 1.5 it means that within a generation, actually within 20 years, we should be able to reach globally gender parity in Parliament,” IPU Secretary-General Anders B. Johnsson said. “That is something we never imagined.”Rwanda led the list of 189 countries surveyed, with its Chamber of Duties recording more than 60 percent women. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of Jamaica. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand (right) with Executive Secretary of ESCAP Noeleen Heyzer. Photo: ESCAP read more

The Dodgers Best Bats Heat Up At Just The Right Time

Justin Turner3B.411-1.2+0.0 The Dodgers’ best bats showed up late in Game 4Weighted on-base average (wOBA) and batting runs above average (RAA) for Los Angeles hitters in 2017 regular season and World Series Corey SeagerSS.374-0.2+0.5 WORLD SERIES GM. 4 RAA PLAYERPOSREG. SEASON WOBABEFORE 7TH INN.7TH+ INN. It’s impossible to say whether the Dodgers’ well-timed turnaround at the plate will kick-start their offense over the rest of the series. But they’d definitely been hitting below their talents up to that point — with a wOBA 94 points below their regular-season average — so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Bellinger and company’s late-game performance be part of a positive regression to the mean going forward.As for the Astros, Game 4 was an enormous missed opportunity. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton pitched extremely well — he had a Game Score of 76, tied for seventh-best ever among World Series starters in a game the team ultimately lost — and it was looking like he’d steal Houston a crucial second series win in a game not started by team co-aces Justin Verlander or Dallas Keuchel. Leading up to the World Series, Houston was 5-1 in playoff games started by Verlander/Keuchel but 2-3 in all other games, so getting a pair of wins from Morton and Game 3 starter Lance McCullers would have been a major coup for the Astros at this point in the series.Instead, Houston is left wondering how a bullpen that had outpitched Los Angeles’s early in the series managed to blow such a winnable home contest. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, Astros closer Ken Giles has now allowed as many earned runs (10) in 7⅔ postseason innings as he did in 50⅔ innings during his last 50 appearances of the regular season, and the Houston bullpen as a whole now has a 5.21 ERA during the playoffs — nearly two runs worse than their starters per nine innings.The Astros aren’t doomed, of course. The series is basically a toss-up now, a de facto best-of-three affair that will see them face the Dodgers’ best pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) at home and also be able to use their own top starter (Verlander) to neutralize LA’s home-field advantage in Game 6. But in a flash, the Dodgers’ cold bats warmed up and saved their season, turning what would have been a commanding Houston lead into a series either team can now win.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 2017, 11 a.m.): A previous version of this article mischaracterized the regular-season stats of Ken Giles. His 10 regular-season earned runs allowed came in his last 50 appearances of the season, not the entire season.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.): A previous version of this article said Los Angeles scored seven times in Game 2. The Dodgers scored six times. Austin BarnesC.396-1.6-0.5 Total Yasiel PuigRF.360-1.2-0.5 Logan Forsythe2B.313-0.7+1.0 Yasmani GrandalC.336-0.80.0 Sources: ESPN Stats & Information Group, Fangraphs Cody Bellinger1B.396-3.5+1.6 Chase Utley2B.325-1.40.0 Enrique HernandezCF.320+0.4-0.5 Andre EthierRF.326+0.00.0 Charlie CulbersonSS.237+1.30.0 The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t buy a run, and their World Series chances were slipping away. After scoring six times off the Houston Astros but coming up short in a crazy, back-and-forth Game 2, they mustered three relatively low-leverage runs in Game 31None of those scores ever brought them any closer than within two runs of the Astros. and were shut out for the first six innings of Game 4. A loss here would have dropped LA’s World Series odds to around 20 percent, if history was any guide, and left this 104-win juggernaut staring at another postseason disappointment.But finally, after waiting most of the series for their bats to heat up, the Dodgers got what they were looking for late Saturday night. Cody Bellinger, who’d gone 0-for-13 in the World Series before the seventh inning of Game 4, delivered a double, then came around to score the tying run on a Logan Forsythe single. Two innings later, Corey Seager, who’d been hitless since Game 2, got on base with a single and scored on another Bellinger double, giving LA a lead it would never relinquish. (Joc Pederson’s three-run insurance homer four batters later also helped.) Suddenly, instead of falling into a 3-1 hole, the Dodgers knotted up the series at two games apiece and are back to being championship favorites again.Before Game 4’s assault on the Astros’ bullpen, the Dodgers as a team had produced 7.1 fewer runs than average in the series based on their weighted on-base average (wOBA),2Using the formula and constants provided at FanGraphs.com. including a collective 6.5 runs below average from the team’s four best hitters during the regular season by wOBA — Bellinger, Seager, Justin Turner and Austin Barnes. But all four batters played a role in LA’s late-innings scoring outburst, during which they collectively produced 1.6 runs above average (to go with 0.9 runs above average from their teammates): Chris TaylorLF.373+0.5-0.3 Joc PedersonLF.331+1.3+1.3 -7.1+2.5 read more

Spanish invasion on Hungary – Parrondo and Mindegia to Pick Szeged

Because of the financial crisis lots of Spanish team must sell their biggest players. Last year László Nagy, Marco Oneto, Cristian Ugalde and Chema Rodriguez left Barcelona and BM Atletico Madrid and transfered to MKB Veszprém. Now the domestic rival Pick Szeged got two Spanish players, Roberto García Parrondo and Niko Mindegía, thanks to Szeged’s new Spanish coach, Juan Carlos Pastor. Parrondo leaves Atletico Madrid and will replace Rajko Prodanovic in the right wing position. Mindegía, La Rioja’s middle back is one of the most talented Spanish youngs. They made a 3 years contract with Szeged.TEXT: VIRAG FARKAS Niko MindegíaPick SzegedRoberto Garcia Parrondo ← Previous Story 400.000 reasons to say that ASOBAL is dead Next Story → Gorazd Skof signs for US Creteil until end of season read more

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people

first_imgA honour guard is covered by a flag during a welcoming ceremony for US Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey at the Bayi Building in Beijing, China, today. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…THINGS WE LEARNED#PENSIONS: A report commissioned by the Department of Social Protection has outlined recommendations which may lead to mandatory pension plans for private sector workers. The OECD report said that doing so would help ensure that people have a reasonable level of income once they retire. The report recommended, however, that it should be left up to individual workers to decide exactly what sort of plan they contribute to.#ABORTION: The Minister for Health James Reilly has said that pregnant women who are suicidal will not have to face a panel of six doctors should they want to access an abortion. His denial followed reports at the weekend that suggested that the Protection of Maternal Life bill would enforce such a clause. Dr Anthony McCarthy, who is one of Ireland’s three perinatal psychiatrists, called the proposals “ridiculous” and “a sick joke”.#BOSTON: The man suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will not be treated as an “enemy combatant” by the US, the White House revealed today as he was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. The news came after Tsarnaev, who is believed to be suffering from a serious neck injury, awoke and responded to questions. His first hearing with be on 30 May.#JOBS: Government has published plans that it says will help to create 20,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector by 2016. The strategy recommends building on strengths in pharma/biopharma, medical technologies, food, ICT, engineering, and off-site manufacturing (construction). Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said that the plan was achievable “with the right supports from government”.#DEFICIT: The government’s deficit for last year came in at lower than the Troika target, leading to this year’s estimate being revised, new figures released today have revealed. The news wasn’t all positive, however, as the figures also showed that government expects its debt-to-GDP ratio to hit 123 per cent at the end of this year, two percentage points higher than the estimate in last December’s Budget.THINGS WE LOVEDWith news that ATMs across Ireland will soon start dispensing €10 notes, DailyEdge.ie has six reasons why it’s great news for those of us who aren’t that flush.We love tenners! (Image via Images_of_Money/Flickr)The universe can be a pretty amazing place – the sights, the sounds… Speaking of sounds, this article from The Atlantic contains what scientists believe the actual Big Bang may have sounded like. The next time someone asks you whether you know what the Big Bang sounded like (a common question), you can say: “Yes. Yes I do.”They say that dogs are man’s best friend. This video of pooches comforting Bostonions appears to confirm it.(Lowell Sun Newspaper/YouTube)THINGS WE SHAREDAhead of World Pinhole Day this Sunday (if you have no idea what that is, you’re about to), this article from the BBC shows just how amazing this DIY-form of photography can be. Why not give it a go and mail us the results?Apart from ruining your concert experience, DailyEdge.ie has 10 other ways that social media could be ruining your life. Check it out, after which you can Tweet it and Facebook it to your heart’s content.(Hussein Malla/AP/Press Association Images)last_img read more

SPOILERS WWE Smackdown taping results to air 21116

first_img Videos Articles Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Tuesday night in Portland, Oregon.WWE Smackdown taping results for February 11, 2016:* Chris Jericho opened the taping cutting a promo on AJ Styles. Styles comes out ready for the rematch when The Social Outcasts interrupt.* Chris Jericho & AJ Styles def. Curtis Axel & Adam Rose. After the match, the referee raises the hands of both Jericho and Styles. Jericho clotheslines Styles and leaves.* The Dudley Boyz cut a heel promo running down The Usos and add they will no longer be using tables. They reiterated they are not a nostalgia act.* Sasha Banks def. Naomi.* The Wyatt Family were out next for a promo mentioning Big Show, Ryback and Kane.* Neville & The Lucha Dragons def. Stardust & The Ascension.* Chris Jericho def. AJ Styles.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Videos Articles WhatsApp Ronda Rousey WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Shawn Michaels Videos Articles Pinterest Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Kevin Smith Teases Latest Addition To Cast Of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Twitter WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more

Car pulled out of Davie canal

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was rushed to the hospital, Sunday, after crashing his car into a Davie canal.A picture sent to 7News shows crews pulling the car onto dry land.The accident happened near Orange Drive and Davie Road.It remains unclear how the accident happened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Looking To Improve Your Public Speaking Skills Join The NEW Wilmington Toastmasters Club

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Did you know Wilmington now has a Toastmasters Club?Toastmasters Ballardvale Club meets second and fourth Thursday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m., at OSRAM (200 Ballardvale Street) in Wilmington.Memberships is open to individuals looking to improve their speaking, presentations and leadership skills, and to overcome their fear of public speaking.Meet at the visitors’ desk in the lobby of Entrance 2. Parking is free.New members and guests are encouraged to attend. Contact organizer Ellen Fanat at ellen.fan@smith-nephew.com or 617-447-3505 with any questions.About Toastmasters InternationalToastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Stranger Things Escape Room on April 27; Importance Of The Free Press on April 29In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash On August 15; Coffee With A Cop On August 21In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”last_img read more