Processed with VSCO with s1 preset Wölffer Estate kicked off its partnership with FlowerSchool New York over Memorial Day weekend. Eco-fresh “flowerbombs” were installed across each of its properties. Celebrating Wölffer’s 30th Anniversary, the floral activations are the first of many to arrive to the local vineyard and its restaurants.FlowerSchool creates eco-fresh bouquets using eco foam. Seasonal flowers from local farms are an eco-friendly alternative to the extremely harmful floral foam. Operating as a sustainable vineyard, Wölffer is always looking to decrease its environmental footprint. FlowerSchool carries similar principles through its foam-free floristry practices.Founded by creative director Eileen Johnson, FlowerSchool is a center for the floral arts in New York City. Its mission is to celebrate great floral design and designers, and to help people live a richer life through flowers.For more info on Wölffer, visit www.wolffer.com. For more info on FlowerSchool, visit www.flowerschoolny.com. Share
Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered its second high-speed crew transfer vessel this year, to Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO). The 57.6-meter, all-aluminium catamaran was designed by Incat Crowther and constructed by Austal’s shipyard in the Philippines. It is the fourth offshore crew transfer vessel delivered by Austal in the past 15 months.The 40 knot ‘Offshore Express 57’ Large Crew Transfer Vessel (LCTV), named Pacific Kestrel, is capable of transporting 90 people to offshore platforms up to Sea State 6 (defined as Very Rough conditions with wave heights between 4 to 6m).The Pacific Kestrel features an Ampelmann motion-compensated “walk-to-work” (W2W) gangway that enables the transfer of personnel to offshore platforms.In addition to 200 square-meter cargo deck allowing up to 100 tonnes of cargo to be transported, the vessel also has Search and Rescue capability (SAR), with an on-board Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) available for rapid deployment and a chemical dispersant adding oil-spill ‘first response’ capability.
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It’s getting near to match time. Hero CPL match time, that is.The popular T20 cricket tournament’s South Florida leg bowls off on August 4 at Lauderhill Sports Park with St. Lucia Starsplaying Trinbago Knight Riders. Peter Miller, head of the Hero CPL’s media and communications unit, told CNW that fans will be able to access tickets for matches at 18 outlets. That is a Considerable jump from last year’s four.“The number of outlets increasing to 18 is a sign of the commitment from the Hero CPL to make the USA leg of the event a success this year and for many years to come,” said Miller.“Last year the marketing strategy was very much focused on the Diaspora community in South Florida and beyond. While that is also part of our strategy for 2017 we are branching out to mainstream media outlets in an attempt to gain traction into those that are new to cricket.”Since the CPL was launched seven years ago, high-profile players from outside the West Indies have played in the tournament. For Miller, it is important to attract fans from other member countries in the International Cricket Council.“Interest in the tournament in South Florida is spreading and with the CPL now into its second year of visiting Lauderhill there is name recognition for the event. That will only increase with the plan to come back to South Florida,” he explained.“With cricket being a growing sport in the USA, the audience comes from the Diaspora communities for the most part. They could be from any of the six nations that have CPL teams or from South Asia, Australia, and South Africa.”Defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs, last year’s runners-up Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Barbados Trident are the other teams in the L.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly News
Libyan airport shut following heavy rains At least 31 people have died in Madagascar after a week of heavy rains in the country’s northwest, officials said on Saturday.At least 15 people remained missing on the popular tourist island, according to the country’s national disaster management office, as flooding intensified in the districts of Mitsinjo and Maevatanana.The tropical Indian Ocean nation is in the midst of an intense six-month rainy season that often results in casualties and widespread damage.Strips of road were swept away by the rains and access to affected areas has been cut off.Torrential rains also made important roads impassable, while a dam near the town of Tanambe had burst, flooding surrounding villages and farmland.The National Bureau of Disaster Risk Management (BNGRC) warned that flooding in lowland and rice-growing areas also posed a risk of “food insecurity and malnutrition”.A disruption in the supply of basic goods could also lead to surge in prices, BNGRC added.The bad weather has displaced nearly 107,000 people with Prime Minister Christian Ntsay declaring the situation a “national disaster”.“The government is calling on national figures and international partners to help the Malagasy people with emergency aid, early recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction,” spokeswoman Lalatiana Andriatongarivo said in a statement.The rainy season usually stretches from October to April in the former French colony off Africa’s southeastern coast.Global warming has increased the risk and intensity of flooding, as the atmosphere holds more water and rainfall patterns are disrupted.Built-up urban areas with poor drainage systems are especially vulnerable to heavy downpours, scientists say.Related At least 23 dead following heavy rains and flooding in Malawi 5 killed in torrential rains in Tunisia
UWF Softball (Photo by Ron Besser) Argos Await NCAA Region Bids; VSU Captures GSC Title Share SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – After two days of rainfall, the Gulf South Conference softball championship title was awarded to the East’s top-seeded Valdosta State Sunday afternoon. The Lady Blazers were able to pull off a 5-3 victory over Arkansas Tech, as the two undefeated teams in the tournament squeezed in a noon-time game before the down pour resumed. West Florida softball will now look to acquire an at-large bid to next weekend’s NCAA South Region tournament. Bids will be awarded on Sunday evening. Stay tuned to www.GoArgos.com for the most up-to-date information. Print Friendly Version
Saat itu, Vijayan masih bisa berjalan ke kursinya dan memberikan boarding pass ketika diminta pramugari. Namun setelah lepas landas, korban melihat pelaku tengah berselisih dengan pramugari lainnya di lorong.Karena korban bertanggung jawab atas awak kabin lainnya, di mendekati mereka dan mendapati bahwa keduanya tengah berdebat karena Vijayan tak mau membayar setelah memesan makanan dan anggur merah. Dia menenangkan lelaki itu dengan menyetujui untuk menyajikan makanan sebelum pembayaran dilakukan, bertentangan dengan kebijakan Scoot, tetapi Vijayan menolak makanan itu, mengklaim pramugari lainnya tidak sopan kepadanya.Korban menugaskan seorang awak kabin untuk pergi ke Vijayan sementara dia memberikan perhatiannya pada keadaan darurat medis dengan seorang penumpang yang merasa akan pingsan dan kekurangan oksigen. Sementara kondisi ‘gawat’ sedang berlangsung, Vijayan berulang kali menekan tombol lampu panggil untuk meminta bantuan dan ingin korban merawatnya.Setelah seorang pramugari datang untuk membantu penumpang yang sakit, korban pergi ke Vijayan dan mengatakan kepadanya dengan tegas untuk tidak menekan lampu panggil lagi. Tiba-tiba, Vijayan bertanya di mana dia tinggal dan menyentuh wajahnya, membelai dahinya ke dagunya dan berkata: “Kamu sangat cantik.”Dia kemudian menangkupkan wajahnya dengan kedua tangan.Korban bersaksi selama persidangan bahwa ini membuatnya merasa “marah, tidak nyaman dan sangat jijik”, tetapi dia tidak bisa mendorongnya pergi karena dia seorang penumpang.Dia bersandar dan mengangkat suaranya, berkata: “Tuan, tuan, tuan.”Dia menjawab: “Jangan marah kepadaku”, dan “Aku bos dari penerbangan ini.”Korban mencoba berdiri tetapi Vijayan terus meraih lengan kanannya. Ketika dia mencoba lagi, dia meletakkan tangannya di paha kanannya dengan kekuatan besar. Ketika dia akhirnya berhasil bangkit dengan meraih sandaran lengan, dia merasakan Vijayan menyentuhnya dengan meletakkan telapak tangannya di pantat kirinya.Korban melaporkan kejadian itu kepada kapten pesawat, yang mengamati bahwa dia terguncang. Setelah pesawat mendarat di Singapura sekitar jam 8 pagi pada tanggal 2 November 2017, korban mengajukan laporan ke Scoot dan juga ke polisi bandara.Vijayan dalam pembelaannya membantah melakukan tindakan tersebut terhadap korban dan menuduh bahwa korban telah mengarang insiden tersebut untuk menekan fakta bahwa ia telah mengadu terhadap pramugari lainnya karena “layanan buruknya”.Baca juga: [18+] Hampir Separuh Pramugari di Jerman Pernah Alami Pelecehan Seksual!Hakim Distrik Salina Ishak menyatakan dia bersalah atas ketiga dakwaan kriminal kepada pramugari. Tuduhan itu dibacakan dengan bagian di bawah Tokyo Convention Act, yang menyatakan bahwa kejahatan apa pun yang terjadi pada pesawat yang dikendalikan Singapura akan merupakan pelanggaran di bawah hukum Singapura. Vijayan akan kembali ke pengadilan untuk mitigasi dan hukuman pada 28 Agustus 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedScoot Resmi Pindah dari Terminal 2 ke Terminal 1 Bandara Changi24/10/2019In “Bandara”Scoot Hapus Biaya Pemrosesan Pembayaran Global dan Tawarkan Pilihan Pembayaran Baru23/09/2019In “Featured”Aksi Hooligan di Kabin, Bikin Pramugari Aeroflot Patah Tulang Kaki!20/05/2019In “Bandara” Vijayan Mathan Gopal, 39 tahun dinyatakan bersalah pada Senin (5/8/2019) karena telah menganiaya dan melecehkan seorang pramugari dalam penerbangannya dari India ke Singapura dua tahun lalu. Pria yang merupakan warga negara Singapura keturunan India ini melakukan perjalanannya dengan maskapai berbiaya rendah, Scoot pada 2 November 2017.Baca juga: Pasca Pelecehan Pada Awak Kabin, EVA Air Siap ‘Banned’ Penumpang yang Berperilaku Tak PantasDia divonis dua tahun penjara, denda, hukuman cambuk atau kombinasi hukuman atas tiga tuduhan yakni memegang lengan, menyentuh wajah, menangkup wajah dengan tangan dan meletakkan tangannya di paha serta pantat pramugari Scoot. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari channelnewsasia.com (5/8/2019), pramugari yang tidak disebutkan identitasnya tersebut mengatakan, Vijayan adalah orang terakhir yang naik ke pesawat, tercium bau alkohol dari dirinya dan ritsleting celana dalam keadaan terbuka.Vijayan Mathan Gopal
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Hundreds of Fairbanks residents gathered at the city’s police station Friday after news broke that 34-year-old Sergeant Allen Brandt had died. Fairbanks City Mayor Jim Matherly addressed the crowd… Governor Bill Walker ordered state flags to be lowered Friday in honor of Brandt’s service. He wrote, “The death of Sgt. Brandt is a stark reminder of the enormous sacrifices every law enforcement official makes when leaving home to begin a shift. Family members bear a tremendous burden when their loved ones go to work. Sgt. Brandt’s death is mourned not just in Fairbanks but statewide. Alaskans grieve with his widow and four children.“ Mayor Matherly: “He spoke to us about being united, about what it was like to be a police officer. “He was the one that suffered this horrific event, yet he was thinking of his fellow officers. That room was silent. He gave thanks to God for his life and his family and his children and his wife and his fellow officers.” Sgt. Brandt was shot six times on October 16th while responding to a disturbance in downtown Fairbanks. He had told his wife and children earlier that evening that he had a premonition he was going to be shot. The young officer survived the initial shooting, but died from complications in surgery Friday as surgeons attempted to remove shrapnel from his eye.
FUNABASHI, Chiba Pref. — It was a fitting end to a century. A fitting end to a year. This year’s best horse took the honors from start to finish.Eight races the favorite, eight races the winner, T.M. Opera O, unbeaten this year, squeezed through a tight spot in the stretch for a photo-finish first place in the year’s grand finale, the Arima Memorial Grand Prix. Victory in the G1 finale Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse gave the Opera House-sired 4-year-old his sixth grade 1 win of his career. Claiming both Emperor’s Cups, the Takarazuka Memorial, the Japan Cup and the Arima, T.M. Opera O became the first horse to win five G1s in a single year.Giving the fans a suspenseful few minutes until the decision was in, was Meisho Doto, second by a long nose. Daiwa Texas finished in third 1/2 lengths later. T.M. Opera O covered the 2,500 meters of turf in 2 minutes, 24.1 seconds.“I’m relieved. It was a tough race,” winning jockey Ryuji Wada admitted. “I couldn’t get the position I wanted at the start and I thought I’d blown it.” Out of the gate Wada was forced to pull up slightly when Meisho Doto moved abruptly in from his outside. T.M. Opera O ended up only three from the back of the 16-strong field, uncharacteristically rearward.Trainer Ichizo Iwamoto was still shaking his head nearly an hour after the race. “That was a bit too far back for me,” he said he said of their position. “That was one race it wouldn’t have been a surprise if he’d lost.” Iwamoto, a former jockey with close to 600 wins, had never even had a chance to ride in the Arima. “It’s a strange feeling winning it. I never thought it was in the stars.”In light of the difficulties, the win was a surprise for Wada as well. Usually brimming with confidence, the 23-year-old admitted it was a tough ride.Maintaining his rear position through the backstretch, T.M. Opera O still had most of the field ahead of him as he turned for home. A wall of horseflesh out front, Wada said he was worried. “I couldn’t move. I wanted to but didn’t want to go wide. In front of the stands I was wondering what to do. I decided to sit tight and wait for an opening. I was praying for one.”Less than 200 meters before the finish line they got it, a space only slightly wider than a horse. T.M. Opera O went for it and squeezed through.Gaining to the end, he earned and undoubtedly won the acclaim of all watching, as he passed horse after horse. Wada perhaps best summed it up when he said, “He is so strong, this horse. My role has been one of just keeping out of his way.”Owner Masatsugu Takezono, to the surprise of many, says he has no interest in taking on the foreign competition overseas, claiming he wants to keep T.M. Opera O, who will be surely voted horse of the year, at home for the Japanese fans.It was the first win of the Arima Memorial, with a winner’s share worth 180 million yen, for both jockey and trainer. T.M. Opera O has accumulated nearly 1.4 billion yen in 12 wins out of 19 starts. Plans are to keep the Japanese-bred horse in racing for next year.Over 134,000 fans were on hand for the Arima Kinen. Turnover on the one race alone topped 72 billion yen. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Gayle was in a militant mood on social media recently as he has finally given his side of the story regarding his exit from the Jamaica Tallawahs Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise.In a three-part YouTube video confessional, the ‘Universe Boss’, as he refers to himself, alluded to being victimised by the Tallawahs management spearheaded by Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller and assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan.Gayle, who had signed a three-year contract with the Tallawahs last year, spoke candidly about the events leading up to his not being retained by the Tallawahs, which led to the veteran left-hander switching franchises to the St Lucia Zouks. PAY CUT “About a month ago, Jeff Miller and I spoke about retention of players and that I was still a part of the team and that they needed my input,” Gayle said. “However, he also asked me if I would take a pay cut as the franchise was struggling, and I said I will take the pay cut. He then said he would get back to me.” As things went on, Gayle said he was then approached twice by Miller to come down further on his fees, with the latter occasion being on the retention submission deadline day.Gayle said he rejected the final price cut and the last thing Miller said to him was that he would respond the day after the retention deadline.“Jeff didn’t contact me to say ‘Chris, we’re not signing you’, or ‘We’re not retaining you’. He hasn’t come back to me to say anything,” Gayle said.“They knew a month in advance that they didn’t want me. Jeff submitted the names and it only came to my knowledge when the CPL people called me to tell me that they didn’t see my name on the Tallawahs list.”Gayle hinted that the decision to not re-sign him was heavily influenced by persons within the team management that were close to owner Kris Persaud.Gayle mentioned that assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan wanted to be the coach of the Tallawahs last season, but Gayle was not for that decision as he believed the former Windies batsman did not have enough experience to lead the team, hence the appointment of Donovan Miller as head coach.He said that Sarwan was the main instigator in much of the internal problems that transpired with the team, and that he is “despicable,” “worse than the coronavirus,” and “a snake.”“We had a good team, but so many of the players were traumatised because of Sarwan,” Gayle said. “The amount of lies this guy tell on the players. He and the team management wasn’t getting along as he wanted to be the manager and coach.”Gayle said that Sarwan was like an owner of the team and that the Guyanese coach complained that there were too many Jamaicans in the franchise.Having now moved on to join Daren Sammy at the St Lucia Zouks, Gayle said he is looking forward to a new chapter once the CPL gets started.“I am looking forward to joining the Zouks family,” he said. “I thought about joining them about two years ago, as I wanted a different challenge, but I chose the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots instead. But now, I am upbeat and ready to burn some teams, as this time the Zouks is really on fire.” The Gleaner reached out to Miller and Sarwan for a response to Gayle’s comments but calls to both went unanswered.