Ohio State uses second half run to beat Minnesota 6446

Junior forward Sam Thompson dunks the ball. OSU beat Minnesota, 64-46, Feb. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorFor 20 minutes, it looked like Minnesota was the only team that wanted to be on the court in a critical Big Ten Conference game.Unfortunately for the Golden Gophers, they still had 20 minutes to play against Ohio State Saturday at the Schottenstein Center.Led by junior forward Sam Thompson, who scored 16 of his game-high 19 points in the second half, the Buckeyes surged out of their first half funk with a 25-5 run to beat Minnesota (17-11, 6-9, seventh in the Big Ten), 64-46.“In essence I just said, ‘There’s nothing I can draw up on the board. There’s nothing we can really talk about until we play better basketball,’” OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game about his halftime speech. “For whatever reason … we didn’t have what we needed. We weren’t attacking the way we needed to attack.”The Gophers led, 28-18, at halftime after a sluggish start by OSU (22-6, 9-6, fifth in the Big Ten). Minnesota scored the first seven points in the game, and the Buckeyes failed to score their first point until the 16:04 mark on a layup by junior forward LaQuinton Ross.That started a 7-0 run by the Buckeyes, who never took the lead in the opening 20 minutes after shooting 6-22 from the field and committing eight turnovers.“The first half was definitely the worst we’ve played (this season),” Thompson said after the win. “Coach Matta said that at halftime. Up to this point in the season, we hadn’t come out and just laid an egg, but we did that in the first half of the game. We came out in the second half, we played some of the best basketball.”After Gopher junior guard DeAndre Mathieu scored the first points in the second half, the Buckeyes would finally come to life, taking the lead after a free throw by Ross with 14:24 left.OSU never trailed again.After the game, Ross said the reason the Buckeyes were able to get going “was a combination of everything.”“Big plays spark this team, especially on the defensive end so any time we get the steal and you are getting out there you can see everybody in the crowd, they was up on their feet knowing that we was about to do something exciting,” Ross said. “I think our defense is what this team is based on and how we win.”Thompson snagged an alley-oop from junior guard Shannon Scott at the 10:42 mark to give OSU a 45-35 lead, and the momentum for the Buckeyes continued as the Golden Gophers struggled to find their groove offensively.Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino said the reason for his team’s collapse was basic: turnovers.“Second half — very simple. I think we had nine turnovers,” Pitino said after the game. “And they made us pay on every single one of them.”The lead swelled to as much as 21 after a jumper by Scott with 1:33 remaining, signaling the end of a complete turnaround by the Buckeyes, who held Minnesota to just 18 points in the second half.Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. finished the game with 13 points while grabbing six rebounds, and Scott chipped in 10 of his own. Junior center Amir Williams was a force inside during the second half, and finished the game with seven points, four rebounds and four blocked shots while altering many others.Junior guard Andre Hollins finished with 13 points in a losing effort for Minnesota.Matta said the way that his team was able to respond in the final 20 minutes to avoid dropping its fourth game at home this season was because it played desperately in the second half — something that has to be done night in and night out in the Big Ten.“I think just from the standpoint of quite honestly every game is like the biggest game of your life in this league,” Matta said. “Obviously the way we played in the first half, if you’re not ready to compete, if you’re not ready to fight, if you’re not ready to execute, you can get embarrassed.”OSU is scheduled to head to Penn State (13-14, 4-10, tied for 11th in the Big Ten) Thursday. The Nittany Lions gave the Buckeyes arguably their most disappointing loss of the season Jan. 29, when they came to Columbus and won, 71-70, in overtime. Tipoff for Thursday’s game is set for 7 p.m. read more

Bulletstorm demo lands January 25

first_imgBulletstorm, that glorious overindulgence of kill stats is nearly ready for release. But EA and developer People Can Fly have decided to be nice and give console gamers a demo to play with before the launch.The game isn’t set for release until February 25, but we only need to wait until January 25 to start playing the demo. It’s being released on both Xbox Live and PSN, but there’s no sign of a PC demo also appearing. The one exception to the January 25 release is PlayStation 3 owners in Europe who will get it a day later on the 26th.As for what the demo will contain, here’s EA’s explanation:Bulletstorm ships with three game modes: the pulp sci-fi, single-player campaign; Anarchy multiplayer mode; and Echo mode, a unique experience that tracks and compares players’ scores while they play through locations found in the campaign. The Bulletstorm demo introduces a slice of Echo mode in which players traverse a collapsed building on the deadly paradise planet Stygia as ex-Dead Echo leader Grayson Hunt. Players will utilize the “Skillshot” system in Bulletstorm as they crush enemies in increasingly creative ways to rack up points using an arsenal of powerful weapons, from a futuristic assault rifle called the Peace Maker Carbine, to the Flail Gun, which fires two grenades linked by a chain, and the Screamer, a powerful revolver that turns enemies into human fireworks. While PC gamers don’t seem to be getting a demo, they are getting a game in February that doesn’t require a high performance machine to run. The minimum spec is a Core 2 1.6GHz processor, a 256MB graphics card, and 1.5GB of RAM.Read more at the EA press releaselast_img read more

How do astronauts wash their hands in space

first_imgWhenever I think about traveling into space I focus on the cool aspects like being able to float about in zero gravity, getting to see the Earth from a new perspective, and experiencing that heart pounding lift off and re-entry when it’s finally time to head home.But the video above reminds us of the mundane tasks that are much more complicated in space. Also, someone has to think about how to solve these problems before the astronauts board the shuttle.In this case, a kid asks International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield about hygiene, and how exactly the astronauts go about washing their hands.It turns out they have special pouches called No Rinse Body Bath that require the addition of 2 ounces of cold water and 6 ounces of hot water. That creates a “slightly soapy” water solution in the bag, which can then be squeezed out into a ball of cleaning liquid and worked into each hand.The reason it’s only slightly soapy is because water is a very valuable and limited resource on the ISS, so you don’t want to have to rinse your hands with more water afterwards to get rid of the soap. Instead, you just wipe them dry with a towel.What’s most surprising to me about this video is the droplets of water that just fly off as he washes his hands. I thought they’d have to be more careful about where the liquid travels as you don’t want it getting on any instruments and causing an issue.last_img read more

Ronaldo Im not like the others Im different

first_imgWhile some people are concerned that Juventus have made an error in paying a staggering €112m for a 33-year-old, Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to prove them all wrong and insists that he is “different” from any other playerThe Serie A champions completed the signing of Ronaldo on Monday after the player successfully passed his medical at the JMedical centre and later signed a four-year contract with the Bianconeri.However, despite being a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, some see the €112m spent on Ronaldo as an absurd amount of money due to the Portuguese approaching his mid-thirties now and naturally approaching the latter stages of his incredible career.But Ronaldo, who has previously suggested that he will continue playing until the age of 41, insisted that such a thing like age is of no concern to him and that he is keen to prove his doubters wrong, as he embarks on a new challenge after nine glorious years at Real Madrid.“With all due respect, usually players of my age go to Qatar or China, so coming to such an outstanding club at this stage in my career makes me very happy,” said Ronaldo, as stated on Stuff.“I’m different from all the other players who think their career is over at my age. I want to show that I’m not like the others, I’m different. It’s an emotional moment for me because I’m not 23, I’m 33.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.He added: “I’m not here on holiday,”“I want to mark the history of Juventus. I hope I can surprise everyone one last time and I’m very, very confident.”??? @Cristiano. ??#CR7DAY #CR7JUVE pic.twitter.com/83kAH1dI1y— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018last_img read more

Balbuena hails Felipe Anderson

first_imgWest Ham defender Fabian Balbuena has praised Felipe Anderson after the winger’s goal helped them grab a point at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.Felipe Anderson equalized at the 74th-minute with a strike that flew into the top right hand corner of the net and the visitors went home with a home after conceding an early goal in the first half.Balbuena was happy with the point and says he knows Anderson quality and never doubted his technical ability.“I think we did well in the second half and we were happy for Felipe to score,” he explained. “I think it’s a good point,” Balbuena told West Ham website.“It seemed like the ball didn’t want to go in the goal at that moment, because it was bouncing around, but we know Felipe has the technical ability to finish like that.“He is in a good moment now and we hope he can keep on scoring to help us win more games.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“I think it was a fair result because we created chances. Huddersfield created chances too and we played a good game [in the second half to come back].“There was intensity to the game from the first minute, but they scored the first goal and we had to change our strategy because going behind early makes it difficult against a team like Huddersfield playing at home.”last_img read more

Polar Pioneer An Economic Boon For Dutch Harbor

first_imgBillions of dollars worth of drilling equipment and support vessels operated by Royal Dutch Shell are sitting out in the Bay in front of Dutch Harbor this week. The company has plans to take most of that equipment north for exploratory drilling operations later this summer. Many of the local businesses are benefiting from the oil giant’s presence.Download AudioDutch Harbor is a busy place this time of year.“The flights are all full, the hotel is full, vehicles – trucks for rent – companies that rent vehicles – they’re all rented.”City Mayor Shirley Marquardt says the bustle isn’t unusual. She compares it to the uptick in business the community last saw when the pollock fishery took off in the 1980s and 90s.“… and you had the big at-sea processor fleet show up, these big boats participating in this massive fishery and they’re all coming into town and said ‘we need everything.’”But this year, much of that business can be attributed to oil giant, Shell. Over the next two years, Dutch Harbor will serve as a logistics hub as the company carries out its exploratory drilling plans further north in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.Spokeswoman Megan Baldino says 15 company personnel have been in Dutch Harbor for at least the last two weeks. Now that one of the company’s drill rigs is moored in the bay just out front of town, Baldino says up to 35 people will arrive daily.“…on any given day the numbers could be lower or higher.”Because flights to and from the island are limited, the company has chartered flights with Anchorage-based Ravn Alaska. Charlotte Siegreen is Ravn’s spokeswoman.“It’s usually around one or two a day for the next couple of weeks.”Currently, only one commercial carrier provides regular service into Dutch Harbor. Siegreen says it’s not yet clear if Ravn will also consider regularly scheduled flights after its contract with Shell ends.“We don’t have an immediate plans to make any scheduled service changes, but we’re always looking. I can say that,” Siegreen says.With the influx of so many people, Shell has booked a block of rooms at the Grand Aleutian Hotel.“We are full.”Lori Smith is the General Manger of Hospitality for Unisea, the seafood producer that owns two hotels in town. She says the oil company has been careful to relinquish rooms it is not using to free up space in a community where temporary housing is extremely limited. Mayor Shirley Marquardt says her administration has worked closely with Shell on that issue.“We’ve been very up front and very honest with Shell from day one, of ‘if people are going to live here full time, if you’re not going to hire people who live her to do the work, do not come into town and jack up prices and kick people out of their homes.”Marquardt says so far, housing prices have remained stable. She says it’s unclear how the job market might change.“It’s too early to tell. When they were here the last time they did hire a lot of local folks for security and logistics and running around.”Megan Baldino says Shell hasn’t yet made any direct local hires, but they have contracted with a number of local businesses.“Thee are some areas where we bring in people who we have trained to really specific competency requirements, but in the future there are plans to train and utilize local staffing so we can meet those needs locally.”The city doesn’t have a system to attribute tax revenue directly to the oil company’s presence, but city officials say they expect an uptick in revenue collected from both bed and fuel taxes.last_img read more

Two in Baltimores CherryHill Based UDH Drug Organization Sentenced

first_imgTwo members of the “UDH” drug organization have been sentenced to 10 years in prison each for their roles in distributing crack cocaine and heroin in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood.Tony Johnson, also known as “Tony Mack,” 27, and Russell Lumpkins, 25, were sentenced to 10 years with five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack and heroin, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announced Oct. 31. A third member of the UDH group, Delano Johnson, 37, pleaded guilty to the same charges on Oct. 30; his sentencing is set for Feb. 6.According to their plea agreements, the three men were longtime drug dealers in Cherry Hill as part of the “UDH” organization, which stands for “Up da Hill,” Rosenstein said in a release announcing the sentences. The crime group was also responsible for various robberies, homicides, and non-fatal shootings in that area, he added. UDH has engaged in feuds with members of two other criminal organizations, “Coppin Court” and “Little Spelman”.As members of UDH, Rosenstein said each of the trio distributed more than 280 grams of crack, while Lumpkins and Delano Johnson also dealt more than a kilogram of heroin.last_img read more

AntiRatchet Superhero Saves DC Nightlife

first_imgRisikat Okedeyi, owner of Lil Soso Productions. (Photo via www.about.me/risikatokedeyi)With as much history, art and culture as D.C. holds, it can still be hard to find a quality nightlife scene – one where bottles aren’t being popped pretentiously, women aren’t dressed to the nines – only to stand in the corner – and fights do not break out between business professionals looking to be reality TV stars.Risikat Okedeyi, owner of Lil SoSo Productions, is on a constant mission to bring quality nightlife to D.C. with her self-labeled “anti-ratchet superhero” powers. What is ratchet? It is behavior that is not synonymous with Blackness like so many believe. Rather, it is defined as being disposable, Okedeyi told the AFRO, Feb 5.“It offers very little and it’s entertainment for the sake of entertainment. There’s really nothing to be learned and there’s always been this element of spectacle that doesn’t really serve a long term purpose,” she said.Okedeyi was born in the District and lived in Prince George’s County until she was six-years-old. Years later, she returned to the D.C. metro area and earned a degree in African American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then went on to receive a master’s degree in African literature and history from The Ohio State University.Through Lil Soso Productions, which was officially incorporated in 2011, Okedeyi brings a different perspective to nightlife culture – one that is transformational and of substance, but still has a party atmosphere.  “I like the idea of going out and actually being empowered or released and feeling better after the night is done,” she said. “When I think of what I do, I feel like I am taking different aspects of music, literature, historical photography, video and fashion aesthetics, and constructing and building something.”Partygoers at Lil Soso Productions bi-monthy Alex F Party. (Photo via www.axelfparty.com)Every other month at Red Rocks in the H Street Corridor, socially conscious partygoers can have a good time at Axel F, an event celebrating “the best in jheri curl funk, champagne soul, and lazer boogie.”Tossing aside modern-day top 40 hits, the DJ spins classics from the ‘70s and ‘80s, even outside of the expected rounds of Michael Jackson and Prince. “The DJ is weaving a narrative and reminding everyone in the room of the rich musical history that we possess and that’s not happening on a regular basis,” said Okedeyi. “I think D.C. is in sore need of it because a lot of the indigenous music forms [and venues] are being pushed out to make way for coffee shops and tanning beds. So the more that we can do to sustain a rich cultural depth in terms of what we’re presenting, the better for everyone.”This fall, Okedeyi hopes to release her next big project – one that will reimagine Black progressive thought in literature, music, art and culture. In the meantime, she will continue to lend her skillset as a producer, director, and planner to consult with local creatives and build lasting content through multiple channels.“All I’m attempting to do is shine a light on the bit that I know and try to learn some stuff in the process,” she said.To get more information on upcoming events and services by Lil Soso Productions, visit www.lilsoso.com.last_img read more

Cannonfired shock wave could stun kill people

first_img More information: More information: ArmyTec.netvia: Defense News and Gizmodo Space cannon to shoot payloads into orbit (w/ Video) Originally, the Thunder Generator was used by farmers in Israel to scare away birds that might eat their crops. Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Defense has approved a license for the Israeli technology company ArmyTec to market military and paramilitary versions of the Thunder Generator. The company hopes that the cannon, which was originally developed by Israeli company PDT Agro, could have applications in crowd control and border security.”Anyone within 30 to 50 meters from the cannon will feel like he’s standing in front of a firing squad,” said Igor Fridman, president of PDT Agro, who developed the system. “He’ll feel and hear the blast, but he won’t be hurled to the ground. He’ll be able to run away unharmed … and that’s the point of this application.”Maintaining a safe firing distance is important, though, since if a person is standing within 10 meters of the cannon, the shock wave could inflict permanent damage or even kill them. Rather, the device is intended for longer distances. Fridman estimates that by increasing the current five-inch diameter of the barrel, the cannon could have a range of up to 100 meters.To generate the shock waves, the cannon uses a mixture of liquefied petroleum, cooking gas, and air. As the fuel travels through the cannon barrel, it detonates and intensifies until it exits, producing a series of rapid-fire, high-velocity shock bursts. The shock bursts can be calibrated and programmed for different purposes. According to the company, the system can generate 60-100 bursts per minute, with each burst traveling at about 2,000 meters per second and lasting up to 300 milliseconds. The resulting extreme air pressure and sonic boom effect create a double deterrent to rioters and intruders.”It’s all done in a controlled and safe manner, using the cheapest, cleanest fuel available,” said Fridman, noting that a standard 12-kilogram canister of liquefied petroleum can produce about 5,000 shock bursts at a cost of about $25. “The trick is to cause it not to burn, but to explode.”In agriculture, the shock waves have provided a cleaner alternative to hazardous chemicals that farmers might use to keep pests away. For police and military uses, the system could offer a safer, cheaper and more politically acceptable weapon than other explosive materials or lethal force. Over the past two years, about a dozen systems have been operating at Israeli farms and fisheries, with no accidents.ArmyTec plans to modify the single-barrel cannon for different applications. The company has proposed a multi-barrel design and synchronized networks of multiple cannons to simulate a battlefield experience. The cannons could also be mounted on vehicles and operated via remote control. Plus, by using a curved barrel design, the cannon could produce shock waves at 90-degree angles to bend around walls or other obstacles. Explore further The Thunder Generator produces shock waves that result in a loud sonic boom and extreme air pressure, which can be heard and felt by people up to 100 meters away. Image credit: Army Tec. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Police and military forces around the world may soon have a new non-lethal weapon at their hands. Called the Thunder Generator, the device is a cannon that fires shock waves that pass through people and objects. Although the shock waves are harmless, they give people the impression of standing in front of a firing squad, according to the cannon’s developers. Citation: Cannon-fired shock wave could stun, kill people (2010, January 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-cannon-fired-stun-people.htmllast_img read more

Can vitamin C supplement replace morning walk

first_imgIf you are too lazy to wake up for your morning walk, results of a new study may cheer you up.Researchers have found that taking Vitamin C supplements daily can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in overweight and obese adults.The blood vessels of overweight and obese adults have elevated activity of the small vessel-constricting protein called endothelin (ET)-1.Because of the high ET-1 activity, these vessels are more prone to constricting, becoming less responsive to blood flow demand and increasing risk of developing vascular disease. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Exercise has been shown to reduce ET-1 activity but incorporating an exercise regimen into a daily routine can be challenging. This study, conducted at University of Colorado, Boulder in the US, examined whether vitamin C supplements, which have been reported to improve vessel function, can also lower ET-1 activity.The researchers found that daily supplementation of Vitamin C (500 mg/day) reduced ET-1-related vessel constriction as much as walking for exercise did. Vitamin C supplementation represents an effective lifestyle strategy for reducing ET-1-mediated vessel constriction in overweight and obese adults, the researchers wrote.The findings were presented at the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics in Savannah, Georgia, US.last_img read more

Watch Michael Fassbender in the First Steve Jobs Trailer Iconic Black Turtleneck

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 18, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is here, and while it doesn’t reveal much plot-wise, stylistically it seems we’re in for heavy doses of intensity and drama.The trailer also serves as helpful confirmation that the movie is indeed happening. The Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin penned biopic got off to a shaky start; David Fincher was originally slated to direct, but ultimately walked away from the project, as did Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, both of whom were in talks to play the Apple co-founder.Michael Fassbender has stepped in to take the role, joined by a pretty impressive cast that includes Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Mac engineer Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley.Judging from the trailer, the biopic is going to be a moody, broody serious affair. We get a glimpse of Fassbender on stage in front of an empty theater and, in voiceover, him talking about the introduction of the Mac. “At 9:41, planet’s going to shift on its axis line forever. Two most significant events in the twentieth century: Allies win the war and this.”Related:Here’s Why Apple Always Sets the Time to 9:41 in Its iPhone and iPad AdsWatch the trailer below. Register Now »last_img read more

Qantas domestic dividends dive

first_imgDespite increased capacity in the domestic market, Qantas Group’s domestic operations revenue dropped in July 2012 against the same period last year.The financial deviation pertaining to the decrease in domestic yield was not released by Qantas in the Group’s preliminary monthly traffic and capacity statistics.Both Qantas and Jetstar yields and loads in the prior period were favourably impacted by the grounding of Tiger Airways Australia last year, according to Qantas’ monthly report.Qantas International recorded an increase in yield, following the airline’s abandonment of loss-making routes during the second half of 2012.This follows Alan Joyce’s announcement in August that Qantas’ international network is the “biggest challenge” the airline currently faces.The prospect of a fare war comes as Emirates’ chief executive Tim Clark visits Sydney this week, further fuelling speculation that the Middle Eastern airline will sign an alliance agreement with Qantas covering routes between Australia and Europe, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.The Qantas Group also revealed the restructuring of its Boeing 787-9 order stream, enabling the Group to receive a cash benefit totalling US$433 million.In related news, Qantas’ budget airline Jetstar Japan will utilise Kansai International Airport as its second base for operations from October. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

Industry expert predicts future of hotels

first_imgAccording to industry experts, the tourism and travel industry has changed dramatically over the last few years, with technology revolutionising the way people travel.Denniston Architects principal designer Jean-Michel Gathy has specialised in luxury hospitality design for over 30 years.Mr Gathy has witnessed the changes first hand and has shared the following five predictions for the future of hotels:1.      Technology is everywhereHe says hotels are becoming “ultra-connected” with customers never travelling without a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.“This is having a big impact on their choice of hotel, sales network and design. For example, we no longer design desks for guest rooms. People work from their bed or at the beach.”2.      Specialist hotelsMr Gathy says while hotels previously offered lots of activities to attract as many guests as possible, now hotels are targeting specific groups.“So we’ll see establishments that specialise in diving, with all the latest equipment and the best instructors, or yoga, cooking classes, wine and so on. This also means that luxury hotels will be more expensive with a wider selection of offers.”3.       Environmentally conscious hotelsAccording to Mr Gathy, respect for the environment has become standard in luxury hotels.“The development of new technologies has brought new solutions for hotels, such as the processing of waste materials and water, more effective insulation, the use of local materials, geothermal energy, solar, wind power, etc. Clean and renewable energies are the future of hotels,” he said.4.      Restaurant sociability and diversityHe says today’s travellers want to chat with locals and interact with fellow guests, which has led to designing bigger tables and areas for people to gather.“The food offer is becoming increasingly diverse. Customers want to take their taste buds on a journey too, so we are building hotels with several restaurants offering different specialities: Italian, French and Asian cuisines.”5.      Management for above and beyond serviceFinally, Mr Gathy says travel review website have changed customer service.“Before choosing a hotel, people check the reviews. Managers need to be extremely vigilant and attend to all guest requests. To do this, you need to introduce systems in order to automate little details. The perception of the hotel is very important too. They need to be careful that it doesn’t appear better than reality, to avoid disappointing people.”Mr Gathy has designed of some of the most iconic hotels in the world, including: Cheval Blanc Randheli in Maldives, Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort in China and The Setai in Miami.In 2006, his career achievements and design skills were recognised, being awarded a Platinum Circle Hospitality Design honouree.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

Top Stories

first_img Top Stories – / 25 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact I came to a football game expecting to write an obituary. Instead, I’m peddling hope like I’m Andy from Shawshank.Any talk of the Cardinals’ season being over is on hold for now.The rational and practical side of me understands that the chances of the Cardinals making the playoffs are slim and that given those realities the best thing for them to do is get the best draft pick possible. Steve Keim can hopefully rediscover his draft day magic touch and the Cards can get back on the road to success. Don’t mean to sound like Mr. Spock but wanting a better draft pick when the season is lost is logical. Who wants a biscuit? We know Arians does. A 4th-and-1 late with around four minutes left and Johnson picks up 14 yards. A few plays later, rather than running the ball to kill clock, the Cards execute one of the few deep passes that have worked this year, a 42-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Nelson. By now Cardinals fans are so familiar with “no risk-it, no biscuit” — they’ve probably tattooed it on their shoulder blade — but I liked how Palmer, Arians and Larry Fitzgerald explained it after the game. When you are where the Cardinals are, why not try for a biscuit? It’s desperation time and hardly the moment to play it safe. Not that Arians ever would have anyway.Bravo Larry, Bravo. Now No. 3 on the all-time receptions list. Now 10th on the all-time yardage list. The youngest player ever to get to 1,110 yards receiving.Big play defense. The Cards had been missing this for much of the season. But the Calais Campbell sack and forced fumble and the pick by Peterson shows the Cards can still change a game with their defense.Now comes the Dolphins. More scoreboard watching, more talk of winning on the East Coast. Let’s see how much longer the Cards can stay around in this thing. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 31-23. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Instead, what we were treated to on Sunday was a pause on the doom and the dread, a reminder that there is indeed a place between “All or Nothing.”Sunday’s win was “Something.” And given the state of this football team, and frankly, the state of our state when it comes to sports, we could all use a little “Something.”Now comes the obligatory reality check. Winning out is the closest assurance the Cards have of getting into the playoffs. One more loss will make it seven on the year, and it’s reasonable to think that won’t be good enough. Of those four games, only one is at home.But in beating Washington, the Cardinals earned their most satisfying moment of the season by a wide margin. As irrational as it sounds in my own head, I’m glad it happened.Other random thoughts from the win over Washington:You’re the best. Around. So says Carson Palmer of his running back David Johnson, calling him “the best player in the NFL, point blank.” I’m sure Bruce Arians will point out a mental error or two tomorrow just to keep the kid humble, but the numbers are staggering. Eighty-four yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground. Ninty-one yards receiving and a touchdown in the air. ESPN Stats and Info pointed out he’s the first player to get 100-plus yards from scrimmage in all 12 games to start a season since Edgerrin James in 2005. I can’t help but wonder how much will the Cardinals will ease off on Johnson to keep him fresh for next year when this season’s goals are officially out of reach. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Make magical memories together with the new Parent

first_imgMake magical memories together with the new Parent-Child Bonding treatments at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, offering three carefully curated sessions tailored toward parents and children. Capitalising upon the unique tranquility of its central Manama location, the new family-focused treatments, available from 15 August 2017, aim to promote the importance of bonding and offer an opportunity for parents to spend precious time with their pride and joy. The parent-child bonding sessions at The Spa are the latest additions to the hotel’s dedicated programme of family activities.“Our urban resort in the heart of Manama is the ideal destination to spend time together as a family,” says director of spa Chandarella Luzon. “Creating beautiful, memorable moments with your children is one of life’s greatest pleasures. We encourage our hotel guests, spa members and non-hotel guests to take a break from the everyday and enjoy the tranquillity and serene atmosphere of The Spa along with the picture-perfect surroundings of our private island.”Upon arrival, children from six to 15 years of age are treated to a customised spa robe to feel like they’re staying in a home away from home, in addition to a decadent welcome amenity sure to satisfy a sweet craving.Children and parents then are introduced to the gift of touch, wellness and healing at The Spa:Relaxed Us – 45 minutes, BHD 80. Parents are welcome to enjoy a soothing side-by-side massage with their child. Relaxed Us has been created to aid muscle tension, release stress and promote positive wellbeing. Specific massage techniques are applied and a special blended selection of aromatic oils enhance relaxation so parent and child will both leave The Spa feeling pampered and wonderful.Beautiful Us – 45 minutes, BHD 85. The Spa invites parents to introduce their child to the importance of skin care. This 45-minute express facial has been designed to cleanse, gently exfoliate and hydrate the skin. The products used are all natural and organic from ila and Sodashi – perfect for younger guests. Tailored to suit younger skin, this relaxing facial will restore radiance and leave both parent and child feeling beautiful at the end of the treatment.Glowing Us – 45 minutes, BHD 85. Guests and their little ones will feel extra special after this indulgent full-body treatment. Glowing is guaranteed thanks to the gentle body exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, resulting in the restoration of the skin’s luster and improved moisture levels. A selection of natural skin scrubs followed by the application of an aromatic body lotion will nourish and add radiance.last_img read more

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too took to Instagram to share a picture that read “Its a boy” and wrote “Delighted to welcome Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi into the world Both mother and son are healthy and doing well Father is doing extremely well” Check how daddy cool Saif Ali Khan and maasi Karisma Kapoor are celebrating Kareena’s newborn Taimur Ali Khan: Also see Saif’s sister Soha Ali Khan’s post about mother Kareena and son Taimur’s health: This li’l member of the Pataudi and Kapoor family is spreading happiness all around For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: December 24 2016 9:40 pm Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta teaser is out Related News For this upcoming Valentine’s Day director Gautham Menon has prepared an explosive love story with a protagonist ready to brave the blazing guns to protect his love The much-awaited teaser of Dhanush’s forthcoming romantic thriller Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta was released on Saturday as a Christmas present to the fans of the actor and director And the promo video packs everything we want to see: romance thrill suspense action and a punchline that gives an adrenaline rush The teaser opens with the narration of the leading man Ragu (Dhanush) a typical storytelling method of Gutham He is in a life or death situation and through narration he reveals that in the next 50 seconds he will be shot at While the teaser doesn’t reveal how he ended up there what we understand is his romance with Laika (Megha Akash) is the main source of all his problems But when one’s love is at stake how could one back off from the fight The flat 55-second teaser shows different shades of Dhanush The actor is introduced in his clean-shaven look bubbling with boyish charm and soon transforms into a tough one sporting a beard And Dhanush hits the right chord with both the looks Megha Akash also looks convincing as a damsel in distress No other significant characters have been revealed in the teaser Meanwhile the makers of ENPT are continuing to keep the name of the music director of the film a secret And we also get no glimpse of Telugu actor Rana Daggubati who is said to be playing an important role in the film While Gautham has written and directed the film Jomon T John has handled the camera and it is edited by Anthony Watch ENPT teaser: The film is produced by Gautham’s home production banner Ondraga Entertainment in association with Escape Artist Motion Pictures The film has been announced as the Valentine’s week release next year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Majitha | Published: December 14 2016 10:01 pm The Delhi Chief Minister alleged that Amarinder the Badals and Majithia are fighting the assembly polls together against AAP Related News AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that Himmat Singh Shergill will contest in the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls against state Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia who has been mired with various controversies pertaining to drugsChallenging Majithia at his home turf Kejriwal proposed the name of Shergill the party’s state legal cell head at a gathering and asked people if the latter would be the right choice to take on the revenue minister On getting the gathering’s nod he asked Shergill who was present at the event if he was ready to take the challenge Shergill said he is “more than eager” to accept the challenge and take the state “out of the clutches of the Badals and Majtihia” The AAP national convener said it is “extremely important” to “root out” Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh the Badal family and Majithia from the state to give people hope progress and development “I can see that we have all gathered here to uproot Majithia from his own constituency to establish the rule of law The kind of massive gathering I see around this place gives me a sense 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