Holland America Avoids Acapulco amid Security Concerns

first_imgUS-based cruise company Holland America Line has decided to stop calling at Mexico’s city of Acapulco, located in the state of Guerrero, on eight scheduled 2017/2018 cruises “due to recent security concerns.”Related to itineraries on seven Panama Canal and one South America cruise, the changes would include replacing the Acapulco call with other Mexican ports.The move was made on the back of a surge in crime and drug-related incidents in the area, which have been repelling cruise companies from this beach resort town from 2010, according to Fox News.Guests on affected cruises have been notified of the change, Holland America Line, a part of cruise line conglomerate Carnival Corporation & plc, said, adding that “the safety of our guests is our top priority.”In early December 2016, the US Department of State warned citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.“The state of Guerrero was the most violent state in Mexico in 2015 for the third year in a row, and self-defense groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Armed members of these groups frequently maintain roadblocks and, although not considered hostile to foreigners or tourists, are suspicious of outsiders and should be considered volatile and unpredictable,” the US Department of State earlier informed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

One in/One out – Club positioning themselves to sign Tottenham player…

first_imgWith 18 months left on his contract at Tottenham Hotspur, Sport reported on Monday that Christian Eriksen ‘does not hide his desire’ to wear the shirt of Real Madrid. Tuesday’s edition of Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims Los Blancos president Florentino Pérez is planning to make quality additions to the squad at the end of the season.One of the areas he looks to strengthen is the midfield as the future of 33-year-old Luka Modric is still unknown, with the Croatian potentially leaving to get a last big payday elsewhere.The Spanish capital club could consider selling the World Cup finalist, if they receive a good offer for him in the summer.Real Madrid’s chief has already identified Modric’s replacement as in the mind of Perez, the one he ‘likes the most’ is the Spurs star.It is explained the La Liga giants have ‘already taken position’ in order to take the Denmark international away from the north London club. Eriksen will have a year left on his contract in the summer, if he doesn’t extend his current deal, and Real Madrid could have an upper hand while negotiating with Daniel Levy for the player.It would be one out, in Modric, and one in, Eriksen, if the plan goes as Mundo suggest it could.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

EDITORIAL: Most insensitive, Mr. Cameron

first_imgPrime Minister David Cameron addresses a joint sitting of parliament in Kingston last week.There’s a lot of understandable emotion from Jamaicans at home and abroad in response to UK Prime Minister Dave Cameron’s proposed £S25 million plan to build a new prison in Jamaica.No question the plan appears insensitive, even ignorant, in the context of CARICOM’s campaign for economic reparations based on the historical suffering of slavery, as well as its modern-day ramifications. Furthermore, Britain’s gift proves only self-serving – not to generally improve Jamaica’s deplorable penal system, but to house some of the 700 Jamaicans Britain would repatriate from UK prisons.It’s hard to believe, as some has suggested sarcastically, that Cameron may have confused reparation with repatriation. However, it’s apparent he saw his government’s offer of a foreign aid package to Jamaica and the Caribbean as an opportunity to solve overcrowding in British prisons. Those who welcome Cameron’s plan may argue that he has Jamaica’s interest at heart, by acting proactively in helping Jamaica manage the return of criminal deportees – unlike the USA, another major source of deportees to Jamaica.The criticism against Cameron’s gift isn’t only targeted against him, but also to Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting. It’s implicit in some reports that the Jamaican government had previously negotiated with the British for aid to build a prison. Certainly Bunting hailed the gift, citing the woeful inadequacies of Jamaica’s overcrowded prisons.But the question of whether Jamaica needs a new prison is certainly debatable. With the continued rampant Jamaican crime rate, there is need for more room to house prisoners. But building prisons is not the solution to the crime problem. At least, it is hoped the current Jamaican government doesn’t believe so. If they do, they could be possibly secretly negotiating with other first world nations for more new prisons to be included in financial aid deals.How much more diplomatic and profound would it have been if Cameron offered £S25 million (J$4.5 billion) to assist Jamaica in building new youth training camps. These camps could be venues where hundreds of Jamaican youth with little employment opportunities could receive practical job skills training, develop financially rewarding projects in various cooperate youth economic projects, and access positive alternatives rather than succumbing to the temptation of crime.The answer for Jamaica’s current crime problem is not to use imported British currency or that of any other nation to build more prisons. The national solution should be to transform potential, even convicted, criminals into productive citizens through socio-economic development programs. Of course, foreign aid is welcome to further such endeavors.Ironically, Cameron is well aware of both Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s need for foreign aid for social and economic development. During his Jamaican visit, he also announced £300 million in British grants for regional infrastructure projects; £30 million to support the region’s export promotion; and £100 million in export-finance guarantees for UK firms doing business with Jamaica. This may not be the reparation the CARICOM Commission on Reparation is seeking from the British government, but this is welcomed foreign aid. It’s therefore puzzling that Cameron tainted the positive significance of his aid package with the insulting and insensitive inclusion of funds to build a prison to host prisoners who committed crimes in Britain.last_img read more

F1 bracing for first positive coronavirus test after incredible 10,000 negative during Austrian Grand Prix

first_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Amazing movies best funny animals FORMULA ONE chiefs are bracing themselves for their first positive coronavirus test since the season started.The sport was forced to cancel the season-opener in March when McLaren pulled out of the Australian GP when a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19.Formula One chiefs are preparing themselves for their first positive coronavirus testIt triggered the collapse of the race in Melbourne and F1 was forced to rip up the calendar in the wake of the global pandemic.An ambitious plan to host two races in Austria has so far worked thanks to a vigorous testing process.So far, in over 10,000 tests there have been zero positive results, however, the latest 5,000 samples are currently being tested ahead of the Hungarian GP this weekend.F1 MD, Ross Brawn said: “I’m delighted that we have got the Formula One season going with two cracking Grand Prix.“I’d like to give a big thanks to and compliment all the people involved in getting us here. Everybody in F1 has been involved in getting us here, as you need every person to behave responsibly.“It’s astonishing we have managed to get through the whole weekend, for the second successive time, without a clean bill of negative tests. “There will be positive tests, I’m sure of it. When we do get those positive tests, we have to make sure we deal with them in the correct and proper fashion to minimise the impact they have on F1.“It’s been a fantastic start. Everyone is so pleased and relieved that we have got the season going.“Given the pandemic has affected countries in different ways, we have to be flexible during the next six months, but we have a reasonable programme ahead of us and from the example of the first two races, we can have a fantastically exciting grand prix season.”Brawns’ words come after strict new measures were slapped on Brits by the Hungarian government ahead of this weekend’s race in the capital city, Budapest.Brits face prison or a whopping €15,000 fine if they are caught in public and not on their way to their hotel or the F1 race track.F1 teams bulked at the draconian measures and have been forced to tell their team members that they MUST not leave their hotels when not at the circuit.Many have now delayed plans to arrive early in Budapest and will instead remain in Austria before travelling across the border at the last minute.It is understood that advance parties of F1 personnel have been ordered to wait for their latest COVID results before even approaching the border.Lewis Hamilton and other F1 drivers ‘take a knee’ in support of BLM at Austrian opener center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!last_img read more

Doc Rivers on Trump’s election: ‘We’re all going to be OK’

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus Thousands of protesters took to the streets to denounce Trump’s election.“Don’t be mad,” Rivers said. “Go do something about it if you want change. Run for office or vote.”On Monday, Rivers had encouraged people to vote during his pre- and postgame comments. He said he had already voted in Florida, where the Chicago native remains a resident despite living much of the year in Los Angeles. He didn’t disclose his choice for president.Portland coach Terry Stotts didn’t mince words, saying, “I was very disappointed. It wasn’t my choice. I hope the country is going to be OK.”ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol towncenter_img 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rivers said one of sports’ maxims applied to Trump’s campaign against Hillary Clinton: never underestimate your opponent.“He was underestimated from the beginning,” the coach said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentRivers noted that much of Trump’s support came from rural areas, while inner-city voters didn’t go to the polls as strongly as they did in re-electing Barack Obama four years ago.“The one thing this thing taught me was how powerful the vote is,” he said. MOST READ Clippers roll past Blazers, improve to NBA-best 7-1 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Head coach Doc Rivers reacts during the basketball game against Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center November 2, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. The Thunder won, 85-83. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Clippers coach Doc Rivers is striking a reassuring tone a day after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president in a result that took millions of Americans and the world by surprise.“We’re all going to be OK everyone,” he said Wednesday night before the Clippers hosted Portland. “Donald Trump is going to be president and that’s something I never thought I’d have to say. I believe overall America works.”ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise View commentslast_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, June 18, 2011

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts We’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Want to get your event included in the calendar? Let us know in the comments below or email us. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#events#web curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

Rugani set for first Juve start?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Juventus defender Daniele Rugani appears in line to make his first start of the season this evening against Genoa. Merih Demiral had been tipped to replace Matthijs de Ligt in Juve’s back four, but Calciomercato.com reports Rugani is winning the ballot. That is because, as per the website, the Italian was tried out by Maurizio Sarri in their final training session on Wednesday. The former Empoli stopper seemed to be on his way out of Turin over the summer, the signings of De Ligt and Demiral demoting him to fifth choice. Nonetheless, he could have a rare – but no less important – opportunity to stake his claim in the Bianconeri’s XI tonight.last_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini confident club and fans now behind him

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini confident club and fans now behind himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is confident the club and fans are now united behind him.Hammers supporters sung their manager’s name for the first time since he took over in the summer as they made it four wins on the spin at Fulham last weekend.”Maybe we are starting some good days at West Ham, and we have to try and keep it that way until the end of the season,” said Pellegrini.”For me, having this good moment in the middle of the season is important for everyone.”The fans are loud in the stadium and the players are playing with more trust, but what is important is that we finish the season in the spot that this club deserves with the amount of people behind this club.”The London Stadium is now always full with fans and we need to feel that in every game. That is what we are trying to do now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

17 days agoTeam of the Week: Longstaff stuns Man Utd; Liverpool rolling; Abraham scores again

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorEli Rubenstein SturgessShare the loveHave your say Team of the Week: Longstaff stuns Man Utd; Liverpool rolling; Abraham scores againby Eli Rubenstein Sturgess17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIt was certainly a weekend of football that proved that the Premier League is still alive and the big clubs are getting too complacent.Losses for Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham headlines the weekends results, with Liverpool picking up a dramatic late penalty to send them 8 points clear.Dream debuts for both Aaron Connelly and Matty Longstaff warmed the TVs and hearts of viewers all around the world.We here at tribalfootballlook at the top performers from Matchday 8 in the Tribal Football Team Of The Week.GOALKEEPER – DEAN HENDERSON (Sheffield United)The Manchester United prodigy responded in the best possible way after a disappointing mistake last week against Liverpool.Despite a bleak afternoon between the sticks at Vicarage Road on Saturday, the Englishman stood up when needed making two brilliant saves to salvage a point for the Blades.The first a terrific one-on-one stop from Danny Welbeck, and the second a superb reflex save from a header from point-blank range deep into stoppage time.CENTRE-BACK – WILLY BOLY (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Wolves’ astonishing win away at Manchester City extraordinarily included a clean sheet, achieved primarily through the heroics of Willy Bolly.The Frenchman was dominant in the backline, winning 5 aerial duels, making 2 interceptions as well as a colossal 12 clearances.It isn’t a mean feat to keep a City side of Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez and Silva with 18 shots on goal to 0 goals.CENTRE-BACK – LEWIS DUNK (Brighton & Hove Albion)In Brighton’s shock demolition of a dispirited Tottenham side, it was the captain who held the fort at the back, keeping a clean sheet.Restricting the dangerous Kane and Son to only 1 shots, Dunk was everywhere defensively recording a whopping 10 clearances.To cap of a strong performance, in the 65th minute the skipper played a long ball through to Connolly, who scored the Seagulls third, confirming all 3 points.RIGHT-BACK – ADAMA TRAORE (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Another star performer in the historic Wolves win, the powerful Adama Traore was the headline act, punishing the City defence with his pace and strength.The Spaniard started the game at wing-back where he curtailed the likes of Raheem Sterling, making 2 tackles and interceptions.However his move into the middle of the ground paid dividends as he was on the spot to cooly finish both goals past Ederson, gifting Wolves a surreal 0-2 victory.LEFT-BACK – JETRO WILLEMS (Newcastle United)The pacey and powerful Dutchman finds himself in the team of the week after an all-round impressive performance in Newcastle’s shock 1-0 win over struggling Man Utd.Defensively, Willems kept the likes of Pereira and Dalot toothless (0 key passes and only 1 dribble), making 3 tackles and 2 interceptions.Offensively, Willems combined terrifically with the exciting Saint-Maximin, constantly bombing down the wing to support attacks. In total, he registered 3 successful dribbles and 3 key passes, one of which the clever assists to Longstaff’s winner.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – MATTY LONGSTAFF (Newcastle United) [Moment of the Week]No need for a moment of the week this article as you won’t find a better story than Matty Longstaff’s dream debut against Manchester United.The 19-year-old local lad, lined up for his beloved Newcastle for the first time alongside his brother, the stage was set.From the moment the referee blew his whistle to start the game, Matty Longstaff looked at home in the Premier League. Pinging Long range passes and harassing the Manchester midfield, he added an important element to the Newcastle.With both him and Sean pulling the strings, Newcastle were on top for the match, however the best was yet to come.After hitting the crossbar with a terrific volley in the first half, Longstaff was goal hungry, and in the 72nd minute, the ball rolled out to him on the edge of the box.The debutant struck the ball sweet and fizzed it past De Gea, sending the Gallowgate into hysteria. His goal gifted the magpies a well-deserved 3 points, capping off a dream night under the lights of St James’ Park.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – JAMES MILNER (Liverpool)The experienced Liverpool veteran, put in a mature performance as the Reds scraped past Leicester with another tight victory.Operating at a pass accuracy of 87.3%, Milner was the attacking spark for the Liverpool side when he played a beautiful weighted long through-ball that put Mane in on goal, who accordingly made the score 1-0.When awarded a penalty in the dying moments of the game, it was of course the cool-headed Milner who again showed terrific composure to tuck the penalty away, pulling Liverpool 8 points clear at the top.CENTRE-MIDFIELD – CONOR HOURIHANE (Aston Villa)In Aston Villa’s 1-5 destruction of Norwich at Carrow Road, despite many star performers in midfield, it was the Irishman who emerged as the Villians top performer in the centre of the park.In the 30th minute, Hourihane made a run into the box and fizzed in a cross, putting the ball on a plate for Wesley to tap home.Again in the 61st minute, he picked the ball up outside the box and after a solitary touch, smashed the ball into the back of the net.CENTRE-FORWARD – WESLEY (Aston Villa)Aston Villa’s record signing flexed his muscles with a damaging performance against Norwich.The number 9 set the tone in the opening twenty minutes with two clinical finishes, showing terrific control and goal sense. Late in the game, Wesley also picked up an assist to cap of an imposing performance.In total, Wesley had 5/6 shots on target and won 3 aerial duels.CENTRE-FORWARD – RAUL JIMENEZ (Wolverhampton Wanderers)It was an unusual role for the Mexican striker, who found himself having the be at the ready for the rare dangerous forays that Wolves would experience in the City half.And ready he was, constantly a threat with both his dribbling and pace making the city defence look very shaky.Jimenez registered 5 dribbles and 3 key passes, including assists for both goals. He showed class and composure when charging past city defenders and playing through Traore deftly with the outside of his foot.CENTRE-FORWARD – AARON CONNOLLY (Brighton & Hove Albion)Another heartwarming story from the weekend as academy graduate Aaron Connolly tore through Tottenham in his first Premier League start.The Irishman was lively up top, having 6 shots on goal, making 2 key passes and despite being the shortest player on the pitch, won 4/4 aerial duels.However his goals were what put his name up in lights, the first, after his deft flick from a cross was saved, he was first to react turning in the rebound for 2-0. The second after receiving a long ball, Connolly charged towards goal and curled the ball past Gazzaniga from long range.MANAGER OF THE WEEK – NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO (Wolverhampton Wanderers)After what has been a dreadful start to the campaign for last years emerging team, Manager Nuno Espirito Santo has seemed to have turned this ship dramatically over the past week.Recording a relieving 2-0 win over Watford last matchday, and then picking up a colossal 3 points away at Besiktas mid-week in the Europa League, Wolves pulled off the best one of them all with a historic win over the 2x Premier League holders Manchester City.Playing with five at the back, Wolves were defensively solid all game but still had counteracting volatility with both Jimenez and Cutrone. However, his decision to move Adama Traore from right-wing-back to up forward proved most decisive, as he possessed the ability to damage City with his pace and power, something he did twice in their 0-2 win.GOAL OF THE WEEK – TAMMY ABRAHAM (Chelsea)Video Courtesy of LiveChelseavn last_img read more

LSU Releases Jersey Numbers For Freshman Signees

first_imgAn overhead shot of Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 11: The LSU Tigers play the Arkansas Razorbacks at Tiger Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)We’re a little more than two months away from the start of the 2016 season. LSU opens up against Wisconsin in Green Bay.If you’re a Tiger fan and you want to know what jersey numbers the freshmen will be wearing this fall, the program released them all today. Initial jersey numbers for the 2016 #LSU Signing Class. View the preseason roster: https://t.co/TcpUJD370t pic.twitter.com/HSX6RoJT0P— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) June 20, 2016LSU fans, which freshman are you most looking forward to seeing?last_img read more