Rain, Hancock mar Windies

first_imgGEELONG, Australia (CMC):Rain marred West Indies’ final match practice for the critical Melbourne Test, starting Boxing Day, when it allowed only 58 overs on the final day of their two-day tour match against a Victoria XI here yesterday.The tourists declared their first innings at their overnight 303 for eight, but hopes of giving their fast bowlers an extended work out were scuppered by the adverse weather.Victoria XI ended on 169 for three with Jake Hancock unbeaten on 80. Tom Donnell made 34 and captain Ian Holland, 29.There was time enough, however, for Devendra Bishoo to pick up two for 60, to be the Windies’ best bowler.West Indies started brightly when fast bowler Kemar Roach claimed Travis Dean for three to a catch by Jermaine Blackwood at point, fending off a short ball with the score on 13.STUBBORN PARTNERSHIPThe Caribbean side was then held up by two stubborn partnerships. Opener Hancock, without a first-class game to his name, then added 73 for the second wicket with Donnell and a further 46 for the third wicket with Holland.Hancock, who faced 173 balls and struck seven fours and three sixes, was missed at 22 when Jerome Taylor missed a catch at fine leg.West Indies clash with Australia in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in six days, hoping to atone for their miserable outing in the first Test at Hobart which they lost by an innings and 212 runs inside three days.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES 1st Innings 303-8 decl.VICTORIA XI 1st InningsT Dean c Blackwood b Roach 3J Hancock not out 80T Donnell lbw b Bishoo 34*I Holland st Hope b Bishoo 29A Ayre not out 17Extras (lb3, w1, nb2) 6TOTAL (3 wkts, 58 overs) 169Did not bat: M Doric, S Grimwade, J Coleman, J Hart, +D Kight, J Koop, B ThomsonFall of wickets: 1-13, 2-86, 3-132.Bowling: Taylor 9-4-14-0, Roach 7-1-21-1, Holder 5-1-19-0 (w1, nb2), Brathwaite 8-1-35-0, Bishoo 18-3-60-2, Warrican 11-5-7-0.Result: Match drawn.Toss: Victoria XI.Umpires: S Brne, D Shepardlast_img read more

SeaWorld offers new inside look of animal exhibits

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- SeaWorld offers shows, rides and attractions but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of their animal exhibits? SeaWorld’s new Inside Look gives guests the chance to see what the vets see, go where the rescuers go, and learn for themselves hoe San Diego’s premier marine-life park cares for thousands of animals every day.KUSI’s Allie Wagner was there to get a sneak peak of their new program. SeaWorld offers new inside look of animal exhibits KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Alibaba Invests 50 Million in This App Maker

first_img 1 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters October 9, 2014 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Peel, the maker of an app that acts as a “smart remote” for TVs, said it secured an additional $50 million in funding from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.The Peel Smart Remote app, launched in 2012, turns Android and iOS smartphones and tablets into remote controls that work on TVs, PCs, air-conditioners and other smart appliances.The California-based startup says it has more than 90 million users in 200 countries.Alibaba, whose recent initial public offering in the United States was the biggest in history, invested an initial $5 million in Peel in 2013.Peel charges TV networks to promote their shows on the app, which displays TV show listings and times.Peel Chief Executive Thiru Arunachalam told technology blog Re/code that the company would generate about $8 million in revenue this year and forecast revenue of $20 million for 2015.He added that the company was facing no pressure from Alibaba to integrate any e-commerce elements into its app.Peel has raised nearly $95 million in venture capital to date from investors including Redpoint Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Harrison Metal and Translink Capital.(Reporting by Sai Sachin R in Bangalore; Editing by Ted Kerr and Simon Jennings) Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Jetlines appoints Chief Commercial Officer still no word on launch date

first_img Travelweek Group Share Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Tags: Canada Jetlines Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — Canada Jetlines Ltd. says it has hired an ultra-low-cost carrier expert as its new Chief Commercial Officer.Javier Suarez takes over the post effective July 30.Most recently he was Vice President, Network Planning, Revenue Management, E-Commerce with Mexican low-cost carrier VivaAerobus, part of the senior management team that improved profitability from a break-even in 2014 to becoming the most profitable airline in Mexico in 2017.During his tenure Suarez was responsible for growing the LCC’s fleet from 13 to 32 aircraft between 2014 and 2018, managing the majority of commercial functions, including the online commercial distribution and negotiations with various third-party vendors. Jetlines adds that during the last four years he launched 55 routes with a 98% success rate.Suarez’s previous experience includes senior roles with Spanish LCC Vueling Airlines from 2010 to 2014. He managed the network of the airline, growing the fleet size from 38 to 105 aircraft in a four-year span, and defined the Vueling network strategy that operated close to 400 routes that generated over US$2 billion in revenue, according to Jetlines. He was also responsible for launching more than 200 routes over three years, achieving a 92% success rate.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksPrior to Vueling, Suarez was with Qatar Airways from 2008 to 2010 as Senior Strategist.Jetlines CEO Lukas Johnson says: “I am excited to bring Javier to the Jetlines team. Javier’s ultra-low-cost carrier expertise in network planning and revenue management gained with many years of experience at VivaAerobus and Vueling will be invaluable as we continue to develop and deliver on the Jetlines strategy. I look forward to working closely with Javier to build Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost air carrier.”Jetlines announced in May that Johnson, a former SVP with U.S. LCC Allegiant Air, was taking over this month as CEO.Then last week Jetlines announced it had signed a definitive lease agreement for two Airbus A320 aircraft, with delivery scheduled for the first half of 2019.Back in March Jetlines said it was delaying its launch, originally scheduled for this month, and said it wouldn’t have a new launch date confirmed until the second quarter of this year.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsIf Canada Jetlines does get off the ground it faces competition from LCCs including Flair Airlines and WestJet’s Swoop. << Previous PostNext Post >> Jetlines appoints Chief Commercial Officer; still no word on launch datelast_img read more

Safety of visitors is of paramount importance The Bahamas responds to US

first_img Monday, March 4, 2019 Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Bahamas, Nassau, Travel Advisoriescenter_img “Safety of visitors is of paramount importance”: The Bahamas responds to U.S. travel advisory NASSAU — The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation for The Bahamas has responded to a travel advisory issued by the United States following a recent spate of crime.The Ministry notes that the advisory remains at a Level Two, recommending caution but not actually urging visitors to delay or cancel their travel plans to the islands.“We recommend that travellers to any destination maintain awareness of their surroundings and exercise basic precautions, as they likely would in their home cities and when not on holiday,” said the Ministry in a statement.The statement also notes that the vast majority of the country’s six million annual visitors stay on the island without any incident. According to the Royal Bahamas Police data for 2018, there were only 43 incidents involving tourists, of which 30 involved U.S. nationals and nearly all were minor offences.The Ministry of Tourism applauds the efforts made by law enforcement, which significantly reduced serious crimes like murder (-25%), armed robber (-18%), attempted robber (-19%) and shoplifting (-23%).More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported“The safety of residents and visitors is of paramount importance,” said the Ministry. “Efforts to maintain and improve security are a constant priority for Bahamas authorities as is true for all governments.”Safety and security efforts include the use of CCTV in addition to a heightened police presence with foot, bicycle and motor patrols across all areas referenced in the advisory and tourist areas. Additional Beach Enforcement Officers have also been deployed to beaches, and regular communication is in effect between the Royal Bahamas Police Force Land and Marine Units, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Harbour Patrol Unit, and the Ministry of Tourism to ensure concerns are addressed quickly.The U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas was issued on Feb. 25 in response to “violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault,” which the U.S. government said is common, “even during the day and in tourist areas.” The advisory also noted that the vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands, activities involving commercial recreational watercraft – including water tours – are not consistently regulated, and that “jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists.”More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsThe advisory goes on to encourage travellers to “exercise caution in the area known as ‘Over the Hill’ (south of Shirley Street) and the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay in Nassau, especially at night.” Posted bylast_img read more