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Mapua forces Game 3 in NCAA juniors Finals

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Quarters: 25-19, 55-46, 67-67, 91-81. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ “Unlike last game where we’re rushing things, this time we focused on the game possession-by-possession,” shared Alcantara.Game 3 is on Tuesday, still at the Big Dome.CSB-LSGH had to play the what could’ve been the clincher without Inand Fornilos, who served his one-game suspension after his Game 1 ejection.Joel Cagulangan paced the Junior Blazers with 16 points.The Scores:MAPUA 91 – Escamis 25, Bonifacio 18, Jabel 17, Goum 10, Garcia 8, Enriquez 6, Lacap 4, Dennison 3, Ramos 0, Sarias 0, Socias 0.CSB-LSGH 81 – Cagulangan 16, David 12, Marcos 12, Lepalam 10, Mosqueda 9, Perez 9, Sangco 5, Morales 4, Lao 4, Belgica 0, Pedrosa 0, Dela Cruz 0, Cruz 0.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Lillard’s 26, Napier’s hot hands lift Blazers past Magic Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I just told them to stay aggressive. That’s it,” said coach Randy Alcantara in Filipino, as Mapua survived a foul-plagued showing from Most Valuable Player Will Gozum.The hulking Gozum only got 10 points, six rebounds, and two blocks before fouling out early in the fourth quarter as the Red Robins saw their 13-point cut down to just one, 69-68.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, Escamis had other plans for Mapua as he anchored a superb 17-8 blast that brought the lead back to10, 86-76 with 2:06 remaining.Warren Bonifacio tallied a double-double of 18 markers and 14 rebounds for the Red Robins, while Erick Jabel came off the bench to pour 17 points.center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Mapua’s Clint Escamis. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion Mapua refused to let go of its crown and held off College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, 91-81, in Game 2 Thursday to force a winner-take-all duel in the NCAA Season 93 juniors basketball Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Clint Escamis pumped in 25 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals, and one block, including back-to-back layups in the final two minutes to douse La Salle Greenhills’ fightback late.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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Messi is above club vs country debate: Argentina coach Sabella

first_imgCritics might feel that Lionel Messi is a better player when he represents Barcelona than in Argentina’s colours, but national coach Alejandro Sabella believes the superstar is above the club versus country debate and is the best player in the world. VideoThe new national coach said that both teams played differently and pitting Messi’s club performances against those for the country was unfair.”Messi is much above the club versus country debate. He is the best player in the world at present, let alone Barca or Argentina.”More importantly, the two teams function very differently so comparing his performances is unwarranted. Barcelona is the best team in the world and the players have been playing together for a long time, so they understand each other really well. Comparing Messi’s various performances would be unfair,” he said.Speaking ahead of Friday’s friendly against Venezuela at the Salt Lake Stadium, Sabella said that he was looking for a playmaker to provide Messi more options and freedom on the pitch.”We definitely need a playmaker in the national side who will make Messi more comfortable on the ground. At the moment, he gets closed down by opposition defenders. We want to let him free and for that, we need a partner who will give him more freedom and options when he has the ball. He needs someone who reads his game well,” he said.Messi’s elevation to captaincy for Friday’s match was thought to be a move to rope in more spectators, but Sabella confirmed that it was a long-term appointment.advertisement”Although it is a bit too early to speak whether we will see Messi leading the national side at the 2014 World Cup, he will definitely be the captain when we play the qualifiers,” he said.Former coach Diego Maradona was blamed for his perceived lack of tactical acumen that saw Argentina lose to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, but Sabella refused to be drawn into any comment on his predecessor’s qualities.”I wasn’t involved with the national team or the management back then, so it wouldn’t be fair on my part to comment if there were tactical errors. The defeat was undoubtedly disappointing, but it is time we move ahead,” he said.Rubishing rumours that Carlos Tevez isn’t in his scheme of things, Sabella said: “When we picked the team for the next two games, Tevez wasn’t even training, so we weren’t in a position where we could select him. But he is back training with Manchester City and the quality player that he is, he will be inducted into the team soon.” Sabella refused to give out his tactics for the upcoming friendly and said that he would decide on them on the match day itself.”We have quite a few options to pick from, so we will measure them before selecting a combination and that wouldn’t happen before match day. I will have to discuss the strategies with the whole team management,” he said.last_img read more

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No. 9 North Carolina avenge loss, topping No. 15 Louisville

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Luke Maye had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Cameron Johnson finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds, helping North Carolina avenge a blowout loss with a 79-69 victory over Louisville.“The biggest thing for us was to come out early and be ready to go,” Maye said. “We didn’t do that last time and I thought we did that today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations North Carolina guard Kenny Williams (24) goes in for a layup over the defense of Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. North Carolina won 79-69. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This time around, No. 9 North Carolina returned to form against No. 15 Louisville.The Tar Heels controlled rebounding, the inside and just about everything else Saturday to show how far they have come since their previous meeting with the Cardinals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes takes MVP, top offensive player awards MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES ‘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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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Former Speaker P A Sangma dead

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) Former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma, who had a chequered political career in which he constantly shifted allegiance in the last two decades, died here today following a massive heart attack.68-year-old Sangma, who was elected nine times to Lok Sabha from Tura in Meghalaya and who became the first Speaker from the North East, breathed his last here this morning. The news of his death was broken by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who made obituary reference to him and adjourned the house for the day as a mark of respect. Later setting aside protocol, the Rajya Sabha also adjourned after lunch for members to pay homage to Sangma, whose body will be taken to his home in Meghalaya. Sangma leaves his wife Sorodini, two sons–Conrad, a former finance minister in Meghalaya, James, a sitting MLA, and daughter Agatha, who was the youngest minister in Manmohan Singhs ministry when she was inducted in 2009.In the 11th Lok Sabha, shortage of numbers forced the BJP to accept Congress candidate Sangma as Speaker after Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn-in as Prime Minister at the head of a short-lived 13 day government. An affable and convivial personality, Sangma had friends across parties. After a long stint in the Congress when he became a minister of state in the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1984, he later rose to become the Labour minister in Narasimha Raos Cabinet. Sangma was among those who rose in revolt against Sonia Gandhis foreign origins in 1999 along with Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar to form the Nationalist Congress Party, which he left to join Trinamool Congress.advertisementLater, he split with the TMC and formed his own National Peoples Party on whose ticket he was elected to the current 16th Lok Sabha.In 2012, Sangma exited from NCP to become the official candidate of BJP against Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential elections.He was also the Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990 and Leader of Opposition in the assembly from 1990 to 1991.While expressing deep grief over Sangmas passing away, Mahajan said he knew how to run the House with a smile and “I learnt this from him.””A man of masses, Sangma strove relentlessly for the amelioration of the marginalised sections,” the Speaker said. (More) PTI NAB ARC JOP VMN VSC VSClast_img read more

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Demand for policy to promote women sportspersons

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) A demand was raised in the Rajya Sabha today that the sports ministry should formulate a special policy to promote women sportspersons in the country as they are performing well and could win many Olympic medals.Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress member Rajeev Shukla said Indian women are performing very well in sports and referred to the recent performance of the women cricket team which made it to World Cup finals.He added that women players like Sania Mirza (tennis), Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu (badminton), Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur (cricket), Phogat sisters (wrestling) and Mary Kom (boxing) have given excellent performances in sports.While male sportspersons could not bring the laurels, women should be now given opportunity, said the former vice president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).”I am sure they will succeed,” the Congress member said.Dangal movie, made on Indian women wrestlers, was a hit on the box office, Shukla said.”More and more efforts should be made to promote women in sports. I think they can bring all Olympic medals,” he said.In his Zero Hour reference, Naresh Agrawal (SP) highlighted the problems the poor patients have when they have medicines which are not generic.He said there was a huge difference in prices of generic and non-generic medicines.The SP member said there are hospitals in the country which charge a minimum of Rs 1 lakh if one goes there for treatment.Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the governments effort was to ensure availability of cheap medicines and in this regard, Jan Aushadhi stores were being opened in differnt parts of the country.advertisementDeputy Chairman P J Kurien asked Naqvi to bring the issue raised by Agrawal to the notice of the Health Minister. PTI NKD AKKlast_img read more

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When Union ministers did pushups and sang song at Agenda Aaj Tak

first_imgYounger members of Narendra Modi cabinet are breaking stereotypes on several fronts. One such scene was witnessed by the audiences of Agenda Aaj Tak when two Union ministers showed their fitness and singing skills on the stage.Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju were in a discussion on fitness at Agenda Aaj Tak.Rathore showed his skills at doing pushups. Rathore did more than 15 pushups on the stage of Agenda Aaj Tak.Rathore, who served in the Indian Army after passing out from the National Defence Academy, said that during the training days, the cadets were asked to do pushups on the tune of chanting “India,India”. He asked the audience to cheer them when they showed their skills on the stage.As Rathore finished with his pushups, it was time for Kiren Rijiju to show his singing skills. Rijiju picked a 1962-song by legendary playback singer Mohammad Rafi. The song was originally sung by Rafi at an event organised for the soldiers, who fought in the India-China war of 1962.Later, the song was incorporated in Bollywood film, Haqiqat, which portrayed the 1962 war, in which Indian soldiers were humbled by the Chinese forces. The defence policies of the then government were blamed for the military defeat of India.After giving a brief description of the song, “Kar Chale Hum Fida”, Rijiju sung a couple of stanzas of the patriotic song that has been like a theme song for every nationalistic event since 1960s.advertisementALSO WATCH: Kiren Rijiju sings his heart out at Agenda Aaj Tak 2017last_img read more

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4 days agoRonaldo: Sarri has improved on Allegri’s Juventus work

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ronaldo: Sarri has improved on Allegri’s Juventus workby Carlos Volcano4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCristiano Ronaldo admits he’s enjoying playing for Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri.Ronaldo believes Juventus have changed for the better this season.“We’ve changed with Sarri to improve,” he said at a Press conference for their Champions League clash with Lokomotiv Moscow.“I have more freedom. We’ve changed a lot, we’re improving and there are still things to fix but I’m very happy.“We did a great job with Allegri, but with Sarri we’ve improved. My position has changed a but.“I always try to occupy the areas on the pitch where I feel best. I like to have freedom of movement.“We must fight to assert ourselves again in the League and try to win the Champions League.“This is our objective. Collective results are important. As for the Ballon d’Or, I have nothing to say about it.“It’s not important whether I win it or not. If there are individual awards, it’ll be the result of results with the team.“Now we have a match to play, I’m thinking about that and nothing else. I like what he asks us to do on the field.“Compared to the past, we’re creating more chances. We’re having great possession and we move around differently.“I’m very happy with how things are going with the new Coach. I’m satisfied and happy with what we’re doing.” last_img read more

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Bob Evans Has Scrubbed Urban Meyer From Its Website

first_imgurban meyer is now a spokesman for bob evansOn Monday, restaurant chain Bob Evans announced a new endorsement deal with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. Two days later, he became embroiled in scandal, with the release of text messages that indicate that he was aware of a 2015 domestic violence incident between wide receivers coach Zach Smith and his wife.Smith was fired a few weeks ago, after more details emerged about a history of domestic violence. Earlier this year, police were called when Smith was in violation of a restraining order, from which the rest of the story began to come out.Meyer was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday evening. Young coordinator Ryan Day was promoted to interim head coach.Now, Bob Evans has quietly scrubbed the Urban Meyer announcement from its website.The tweet announcing his status as the company’s “Head Breakfast Coach” is still live:Introducing our new Head Breakfast Coach: Urban Meyer! Get ready for a winning breakfast season! Learn more: https://t.co/oYwxYFySwy pic.twitter.com/92jPFSuviS— Bob Evans Farms (@BobEvansFarms) July 30, 2018The link in that tweet now leads to a dead “Item Not Found” page.Columbus Business First has more on the Urban Meyer deal that may or may not be dead:“On Monday, Bob Evans said the campaign with Meyers would include television spots, radio, digital and in-store advertisements and a landing page on Bob Evans’ website, which has been removed.The company’s Twitter feed still has the announcement.Bob Evans said the first promotion was to be the chain’s new Everything Breakfast. It also said Meyer would promote “Bowl Season” later in the year when the restaurant chain introduces new biscuit bowls to its menu in October.“Just like OSU football fans on game days, Bob Evans guests can expect nothing but our top performance for every breakfast and dining experience. I won’t accept anything less,” Meyer said in a press release.”It is unclear whether Bob Evans has terminated the deal, or just putting it on hold as the situation plays out. It has made no statement about the status of its brand new Urban Meyer endorsement.[Columbus Business First]last_img read more

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Update On College Football Player Hospitalized With Serious Head Injury

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A college football player was hospitalized with a “serious head injury” on Saturday night. Here is an update on his status.Christion Abercrombie, a linebacker for Tennessee State, collapsed and was taken to the hospital during his team’s loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday evening.The school’s president, Dr. Glenda Glover, issued an update on his status this afternoon:“The TSU family asks for your continued prayers for Christion Abercrombie and his family. Christion remains hospitalized following an on-the-field injury during the TSU Vandy football game. Again, please keep him and the family in your thoughts and prayers,” she writes.The TSU family asks for your continued prayers for Christion Abercrombie and his family. Christion remains hospitalized following an on-the-field injury during the TSU Vandy football game. Again, please keep him and the family in your thoughts and prayers. #PrayersForChristion— Dr. Glenda Glover (@gloverpres) September 30, 2018Abercrombie began his collegiate career at Illinois. He redshirted the 2016 season and played in several games in 2017 before transferring to Tennessee State.Our thoughts are with Christion and his family. Stay tuned for updates.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe ban: BCCI to wait till October for call on T20I series at home in 2020

first_imgZimbabwe ban: BCCI to wait till October for call on T20I series at home in 2020The International Cricket Council on Saturday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket over government interference in administration. National teams representing Zimbabwe have been banned from playing ICC events.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 19, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 20:02 IST India are scheduled to host Zimbabwe for a 3-match T20I series in January 2020 (AP Photo)The suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) by the ICC has cast serious doubts on the limited overs away series against India in January next year but the BCCI will wait till October to consider a back-up plan.The ICC Board unanimously decided that ZC, an ICC Full Member, is in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of its constitution which imposes an obligation on members to provide a process for free and democratic elections.This has certainly put India’s home T20 series against Zimbabwe in a limbo. India are scheduled to play three T20s in Guwahati on January 5, Indore on January 7 and Pune on January 10.”Right now, we are not really thinking of any back-up plan. We will wait for the ICC quarterly meeting on October 16. Since they have been given three months to get their house in order, it is only prudent that we wait,” a senior BCCI official privy to the developments in ICC told PTI on Friday.He however agreed that situation could be a bit different if ZC fails to get a clearance from the ICC in October.”Yes, that’s our dedicated home window. We hope they get their house in order or else we will have to have some plans in place,” he said.It needs to be checked if there is any full-member nation (Afghanistan, Sri Lanka or West Indies) available for a short tour which will be followed by a mini limited overs series against Australia.As a consequence of suspension, ICC funding to ZC has been frozen and representative teams from the African nation will not be allowed to participate in any ICC event.advertisementThe ICC Board heard from both the Sports and Recreation Committee representatives of Zimbabwe government and ZC before making its decision.Also Read | Hundreds of people out of a job just like that: Zimbabwe cricket stars heartbroken after ICC decisionAlso Read | Martin Guptill reveals how New Zealand overcame World Cup final heartbreakAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Zimbabwe CricketFollow Zimbabwe vs IndiaFollow International Cricket CouncilFollow BCCIFollow ICClast_img read more

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How to Make the Most of Majorca, Spain

first_img Norway’s Manshausen Island Resort is a Minimalist Retreat Founded by a Real-Life Explorer Why You Should Make Plans to Visit Greenland Now Help Wanted: An Idyllic Scottish Island Is Looking for a Sheep Dike Repairman Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup After stepping foot on the small Spanish island of Majorca, it doesn’t take long to see why so many Europeans choose to spend their summer holiday lazing on its incredibly gorgeous beaches each summer.With perpetually sunny weather (for the most part), amazingly warm, crystal clear blue water, and a host of generally wallet-friendly attractions and entertainment, Majorca is the definition of paradise. Perhaps what’s most impressive about the island is the fact it offers something for nearly every kind of person. Whether it’s a family of five just looking to get some peace and quiet alongside a calm beach, outdoor junkies looking to satiate the need for adventure, or a group of friends keen on partying to their heart’s desire, Majorca has it and has it in spades. To help anyone traveling to this wonderful destination, we’ve put together some of our favorite Majorcan spots to have a good time, down some grub, and catch some Z’s.PLAYConsidering we spent most of the introduction glowing about Majorca’s beaches, the best activity to undertake on this gorgeous island is to just simply feel its powdery sand between your toes and go for a dip. With water temperatures hovering around 76 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer, swimming in Majorca is one of the most enjoyable forms of recreation on the entire island. While the surf in most of Majorca’s open beaches doesn’t feature much in the way of big waves, the swell tends to be much more calm on its western coast near Torrenova.While enjoying a nice relaxing visit to the beach, we recommend upping your adrenaline quotient by participating in either a parasailing, diving, or snorkel excursion from one of the many vendors located at nearly every beach. On the island’s western coast, Big Blue Diving offers visitors a wide selection of diving and caters to all skill levels from beginners to more advanced divers.If staying above water is more your speed, then a trip to the subterranean lakes of Cuevas del Drach is a must-see. With a boat excursion clocking in around one hour, visitors get treated to one of the most eerily beautiful attractions on the entire island. Between the live classical music concert, a float across Lake Martel, and an imitation sunrise, Cuevas del Drach needs to be seen to be belived.To get a complete look at the island, you’ll likely want to rent a car. Though Majorca isn’t particularly big, it isn’t the easiest island to get around on if all you got off the plane with was your feet. While there exist many bus tours of the island, a car offers visitors the best way to find the island’s beautiful hikes and secluded beaches. Several rental car agencies offer rental cars at competitive rates, with most of those greeting you the second you step foot inside Palma’s airport. Also, if you rent a car, familiarize yourself with how to drive in a roundabout. Majorca no doubt possesses an abundance of beautiful locales and endless fun, but it also boasts a bevy of roundabouts sure to confuse and confound you while you navigate the island. Before warned.EAT & DRINKNothing screams traditional Spanish food like a good paella and Majorca has paella literally pulsating in its veins. Most seaside restaurants offer some form of this classic dish, each putting their own specific spin on the tried and true recipe. For arguably the best paella in all of Majorca, we recommend paying a visit to Sa Tasca Sa Coma. Aside from the restaurant’s incredibly friendly wait staff, you won’t help but be in awe of just how good its paella is. Chock full of delicious seafood and featuring a perfect balance of flavor, you’ll be in paella heaven.If you’ve got the hankering for some high-quality barbecue (yes, this exists in Majorca), head on over to the Zen Lounge Bar and Grill on the western side of the island in Palmanova. The menu rightfully calls its rib dish as one of the restaurant’s fan favorites and is truly mouth-watering. Each day the chef serves up a few specials ranging from a colossal combination of a sirloin steak and rack of ribs, to some made-from-scratch mozzarella sticks. Not only does Zen boast some flavorful food but the restaurant features a revolving lineup of live acoustic music which fit the vibe of the outdoor eating area incredibly well. This is one of the best places to wind down after a long day soaking up some rays at the beach.Once you’ve downed dinner and dessert, a local pub is the perfect place to enjoy a proper nightcap. On Majorca’s western coast of Torrenova, there’s no better place to order an ice cold pint and watch a beautiful sunset than from the bayside tables of The Scotsman. With an impressive selection of European beer, several flat-screen TVs for catching that night’s football game, and not a bad seat in the house, The Scotsman is incredibly adept at turning late nights into early mornings before you know it.STAYThere are literally hundreds — if not thousands — of different places to stay on Majorca, though to be quite honest, we highly recommend staying somewhere along the coast. This obviously seems like a no-brainer, but there exist a number of hotels and residences on the mainland of Majorca begging for tourist attendance. Thing is, there’s nothing quite like waking up to the sound of crashing waves or to see one of Majorca’s absolutely gorgeous sunrises for yourself. You go to Majorca (presumably) for its beaches and its beautiful scenery, why not soak that up every second you have?If the eastern, more relaxed coast suits your travel style well, then we recommend staying at the Hipotels Mediterraneo Hotel on Sa Coma beach. The Mediterraneo might not be the cheapest option of the bunch, but a booking at this resort not only guarantees you an ocean view room, but also access to its breakfast and dinner buffets every day. Once you take these crucial facts into consideration, the price for a room doesn’t start to seem all that expensive. Plus, with the beach just a few short strides from the lobby of the hotel you won’t have to go very far to let those all-you-can-eat crepes digest in peace. The Mediterraneo also grants guests access to its spa (where it offers a range of massages), a large outdoor heated pool, as well as a number of professionally run activities like rifle-shooting or aqua aerobics. We can’t recommend this hotel enough.If the party-oriented city of Palma strikes your fancy while visiting Majorca, the Hotel Comodoro Playa in Palmanova is your ticket to comfort and relaxation. Most of Comodoro’s rooms face the beautifully calm ocean lining Palmanova which gives those who stay front row seats to some of the most gorgeous sunsets around. Though this hotel doesn’t offer a dinner buffet to regular guests, it does offer an all-inclusive option which supplies visitors with a buffet at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while offering a wide selection of alcohol and other refreshments. Like the Mediterraneo before it, the Comodoro is just a few paces from the beach meaning you won’t have to exert much energy on those especially lazy days. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Knowlast_img read more

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RJD not adverse to Nitish Kumar Senior party leader

first_imgPatna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Monday strengthened speculation about a realignment ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls, saying he and his party are not adverse to JD-U President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “We are not adverse to Nitish Kumar, we are not against him,” Singh said. He said all secular parties should unite and join hands to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Singh said he welcomes non-BJP parties to join the Grand Alliance in the state. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana Singh held a closed door meeting with senior Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Narendra Singh. Singh, a former Union Minister and considered close to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, had earlier also showed a soft attitude towards Nitish Kumar and asked him to join the Grand Alliance. He said Nitish Kumar should join hands with the non-BJP parties to fight against the saffron party. However, the JD-U, an ally of the BJP-led NDA, has repeatedly claimed that it was with the BJP and part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The RJD failed to win even a single seat in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

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Transportation Safety Board to release final report into Leviathan II capsize

first_imgVANCOUVER – The Transportation Safety Board’s final report into the deadly capsizing of a whale-watching vessel off Vancouver Island is expected to be released next month.An email from the board says its investigation report into the October 2015 incident involving the Leviathan II will be issued June 14.Six people died and all 27 aboard were thrown into the waters off Plover Reef north of Tofino when a large wave hit the side of the vessel.Safety board investigators have said most passengers and crew were on the top deck of the vessel’s port side when the 20-metre vessel rolled and capsized.Survivors described being thrown into the ocean without life jackets and grabbing hold of a single floating life ring while others reported swimming through oily water and rough seas to get away from the boat’s rotating propellers.At least 15 survivors and several family members of the six victims have filed lawsuits against the vessel’s owner, Jamie’s Whaling Station.last_img read more

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East Coast artists talk music and travel in homebuilt flight simulator

first_imgHalifax musician Asif Illyas (right) hosts the online talk show “Live On The Flight Deck” in a home-built flight simulator. Here he is shown interviewing musician Joel Plaskett (left). THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Asif Illyas MANDATORY CREDIT Illyas said he had long wanted to host a music show, and he had finally found the perfect setting. This week, Illyas is in Barbados to film an episode on a real tarmac. On another episode, Halifax musician Dave Carroll relives the United Airlines flight that inspired the trio of protest songs “United Breaks Guitars” about how his guitar was damaged by reckless baggage handlers. Illyas, the 45-year-old former frontman of Halifax alt-rock group MIR, said the concept for the web series came to him while he was watching Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” in which the legendary comic drives around with his famously funny friends to talk shop over caffeinated beverages. Illyas said some of the most interesting tidbits from the interviews are unrelated to music, like learning that Newfoundland singer-songwriter Amelia Curran is named after aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. He said his passion for aviation stayed with him through adulthood, and he became eventually interested in recreating the rush of flying through digital simulations on his laptop. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In each episode, Illyas and his co-pilot travel the world in a digitized plane. The flight path is usually of some significance to the guest, he said, such as Plaskett’s voyage over the suburb of Mesa, Ariz., where he recorded his acclaimed 2005 album “La De Da.” “Sometimes, the best conversations happen when you’re travelling,” he said. “For me, it was just a no-brainer. This is where we’re going to get to know these people really well.” “It was just like this light bulb moment,” said Illyas. “I think I could finally find a way to bring these worlds together, because these are the two things that I love — music and flying.” HALIFAX — Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett croons about Arizona over what appears to be an aerial view of the desert landscape near the Grand Canyon — but in reality, he is sitting in a cramped corner of Asif Illyas’s Halifax home. But with two kids, Illyas said his days on the road are over for the most part, which is why he is excited to have found a way to take to the skies without leaving his own home. Twitter Advertisement Growing up in England, Illyas said he used to sit on the roof of his family’s car and watch the planes take off from Heathrow Airport while he waited for his father to get off work as a pilot. Often, he said, musicians who seem fearless on stage are revealed to be nervous fliers. Halifax’s Ria Mae has a strong distaste for takeoffs, he said, and Alan Doyle of Newfoundland’s Great Big Sea gets claustrophobic in close quarters. “It’s also such an atypical thing for people to try and fly a plane,” said Illyas. “We go on airliners all the time, but when you’re actually in the front, it’s just so weird that a lot of fun happens.” A longtime musician who now works primarily as a film score composer, Illyas said he had been saving up money to record another album, but instead spent roughly $20,000 to convert his home office into an cockpit-like shell outfitted with instrument panels, switch plates and thrust levers. Plaskett was the inaugural guest on Illyas’s new online talk show “Live On The Flight Deck,” where he chats with fellow East Coast musicians as they soar through computer-generated skies in his home-built flight simulator. When the plane reaches cruising altitude, the captains pull out their instruments and jam out amid the virtual clouds. The web series premiered last week after about a year in production, and Illyas said upcoming shows feature some of the biggest names in East Coast music. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement “I needed to be able to travel because it’s so much a part of being a musician,” he said. “I needed to have a way to get places, even if it was with pixels.”Adina Bresge | The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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SETH ROGEN HAS HILARIOUSLY HAD IT WITH PETE DAVIDSON AND ARIANA GRANDES

first_imgAdvertisement As the whirlwind romance of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson continues to burn bright, not everyone is feeling the love.Case in point: the “SNL” star shared a photo of his bride-to-be on Instagram, prompting Grande to respond, “I love you” along with the requisite emojis.“I love you more tho,” replied Davidson. Busting in on this social media love-fest was none other than Seth Rogen, who has apparently had it with the pair’s incessant flirting.“Guys seriously,” wrote the “Sausage Party” star in a hilarious comment.As Us Weekly reports, Davidson sent Rogen a joking reply, writing, “when ur getting married to the hottest girl in the world you tell me how you’d act.”Grande and Davidson, both 24, became engaged earlier this month after dating for just a few weeks.Davidson confirmed the engagement during an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of “The Tonight Show” after host Jimmy Fallon joked, “You know you didn’t have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show”Quipped Davidson in reply: “But I did though!” Watch:By BRENT FURDYK | ET CANADA Twitter Advertisement Keystone Press/Ariana Grande-Instagramcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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