first_imgHugs, kisses, thank yous and congratulatory messages were the order of the day for the three Jamaican members of the championship winning West Indies Under-19 cricket team who returned to the country yesterday.Led by several members of the cricketing fraternity, including Jamaica’s West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Dave Cameron and Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, Michael Frew, Odean Smith and Shahid Crooks were met at Norman Manley International Airport.”What you did, you showed all of us what is possible when we get together as a people,” stated a beaming Cameron, who led a series of tributes at a welcome ceremony held at the airport.”It is a message that if we get together and believe in what we are doing and assisting each other, then the sky is the limit.”The regional cricket boss, who expressed apologies for Minister of Sports Natalie Neita Headley, also used the occasion to give assurance that the entire team will in due course be “properly” rewarded.”We have given you some tokens, but we believe we need to find meaningful ways of rewarding you for what you have done,” he said.Organised by WICB sponsor, Digicel, the ceremony also had in attendance several family members of the players, as well as their school coaches, principals and well wishers.”To beat India in Bangladesh is a big thing,” said Heaven.”I want to say to you congratulations and all the best in your future endeavours in the field of cricket.”SELF-BELIEFHeaven, who was also accompanied by Jamaica Under-19 chairman of selectors, Wayne Lewis, JCA secretary Fritz Harris and chief executive officer, Courtney Francis, also commended the team of their self belief.”During your send-off for the World Cup, we, the JCA, said to you at a ceremony that we believed in you and I think that you took that statement seriously,” Heaven remarked.”You believed in yourself as it is only a strong belief in yourself that could have led you to that victory.”Elon Parkinson, head of public relations at Digicel, also weighed in, expressing that Frew, Smith and Crooks had made Jamaicans and West Indians proud.”Michael, Odean, Shahid, big up,” said Parkinson.”You have made your schools St Elizabeth Technical and Maggoty High, your clubs, the Westmoreland and St Elizabeth Cricket Associations and by extension Jamaica and the West Indies, extremely proud.The West Indies last week defeated India by five wickets in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which was held in Bangladesh.last_img read more

first_imgMulroy Woods will be the place to be on Easter Sunday as it hosts a grand reveal of the beautifully refurbished Glashagh Suite.To celebrate the launch, the newly decorated banqueting suite will be the setting for a special Sunday Carvery Lunch at Mulroy Woods Hotel.Easter Sunday is traditionally a day that families spend together to celebrate new beginnings. So come and experience the luxury of Mulroy Woods and their renowned Sunday carvery. Guests can relax and be treated with a delectable Sunday lunch and afterwards recline by the fire while the kids search for Easter Eggs with kids’ entertainment provided on the day from 12.30pm -4 pm.The Glashagh suite has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent weeks with owners Marty and Patricia Kelly investing further in Mulroy Woods Hotel.With beautifully understated tones, the banqueting suite will be rejuvenated with plush furnishings and contemporary fire places, the hotel will be the venue of choice for couples looking for an exciting wedding venue on the Wild Atlantic Way. The banqueting suite has been styled to continue the timeless elegance Mulroy Woods have become known for and takes advantage of the beautifully arched feature windows and natural light that floods the room. The elegant room provides the perfect ambience and intimacy for special occasions, the Glashagh Suite catering for up to 500 guestsWith wedding bookings increasing week on week, the team ensure that each couple has a memorable experience. With the stunning location of Mulroy Woods, the hotel offers a tranquil ambience which allows couples to relax and enjoy their special day with their guestsEaster Sunday will be a fantastic opportunity for couples to come and experience Mulroy Woods.Celebrations are underway at Mulroy Woods too, as Sales and Marketing manager Aoife Doherty picked up the Irish Hotel Awards Marketing Manager of the Year Award this week.Aoife Doherty – Irish Hotel Awards Marketing Manager of the YearThe Irish Hotel Awards recognise business and individuals who share an amazing commitment and dedication of the hospitality industry in Ireland. Aoife’s award is one of many picked up by the Mulroy Woods Hotel of late.Owner Patricia Kelly says: “With the refurbishment of the new Glashagh Suite, the big reveal coming on Easter Sunday, and now to be bringing home this award, the buzz in the hotel is electric at the moment. With our growing popularity as a first class wedding venue on the Wild Atlantic Way, we look forward to meeting all of our wedding couples in the coming months.”For bookings call (074) 915 3313, visit Mulroy Woods on Facebook or www.mulroywoodshotel.com Grand launch and celebrations in time for Easter at Mulroy Woods Hotel was last modified: April 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:aoife dohertyEaster Sundayglashagh suiteMulroy Woods Hotellast_img read more

first_img SharePrint RelatedOut with the old, in with these two new souvenirs!November 8, 2018In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”Out with the old, in with these two new souvenirs!November 25, 2019In “News”Say Hello to 2016 with Two New SouvenirsNovember 10, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” 2017 has been a fun year for geocaching: we celebrated 3 Million Active Geocaches, went geocaching around the globe with Where’s Signal the FrogⓇ, and found pirate booty with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde. But it’s time to start looking ahead.Let’s make 2018 the best year ever! To get us off to a good start, we’re announcing two new souvenirs: one to celebrate your last cache of 2017, and one to celebrate your first cache of 2018!How can I earn both souvenirs?Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31, 2017 to earn the Last Cache of 2017 souvenir.Find a geocache or attend an event on January 1, 2018 to earn the First Cache of 2018 souvenir.Can you earn two souvenirs for one event if it starts on December 31 and ends on January 1?Nice try. To earn both souvenirs, you’ll have to submit two different logs for two different geocaches and/or events, one on each day. Can I schedule back-to-back events to earn both souvenirs ?Nope! The geocaching guidelines prohibit event stacking. To avoid event stacking, Event Caches should be separated by time, organized by different geocachers, have a minimum duration of 30 minutes and take place at a different location than other events. Please check out the geocaching hiding guidelines for more information about Event Caches.The New Year is like a new log book: a fresh start! How will you end 2017 and start anew in 2018?Make sure to check out Shop Geocaching for the Last/First geocoin and tag set!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

first_imgKathleen Artman Meeker is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington where she specializes in Early Childhood Special Education. Kathleen has been a K-3 special educator, childcare assistant, coach, and researcher. She enjoys developing products that make research accessible to a wide audience and is a member of the Head Start National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning at the University of Washington.  Her research focuses on using technology to make coaching efficient and effective for early childhood educators.  In this short video Ms. Meeker shares about her work through the Department of Defense Child Development Virtual Lab School at The Ohio State University.The Department of Defense Child Development Virtual Lab School at The Ohio State University is an easy to navigate online professional development and resource system that empowers professionals to build their knowledge and skills around research-based best practices in child care and youth development. It’s supported by a collection of videos, research-based content, and relevant, interactive learning materials. It offers distinct tracks for center-based professionals including direct-care providers, training and curriculum specialists, and management personnel. There is also a track for home-based care providers.  Ms. Meeker joined the Virtual Lab School team when it was funded in 2010. She led the content creation team and authored the Training and Curriculum Specialist courses. She also wrote the Child Abuse and Neglect courses. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2013 and continued supporting the work of the Virtual Lab School through writing content and leading training.A transcript of this video can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgBy: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPhotoSpin[hands holding rainbow people over american flag by Lev Dolgachov,]Date: April 13, 2017Time: 11:00am-12:00pm ETLocation: The ABCs of LGBT: Learning Language and Inclusive Practices in Work with LGBT FamiliesThe Family Development team has invited Dr. Jenifer McGuire from the University of Minnesota to share her research and discovery in work with LGBT families. This webinar is part 1 of a 2-part series that will provide an in-depth look at ways in which providers can offer informed and inclusive practices to their clients. This particular webinar will focus on language, terms, and background pertaining to the LGBT community and their families. Part 2 of this series will be on April 20, 2017 at 11:00am ET. We hope that you will join us for both!We will be offering  1  FREE CEU for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (in the state of Georgia) for each of the webinars in this series. For more information on future programming in the 2017 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements. (Facebook & Twitter)This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team.last_img read more

first_imgA personalised map of what to pick, what to drop and what to envy.Restaurant reviewAll in one The new multi-cuisine restaurant, Omnia at Community Center, Saket is worth a try. There is Italian, Thai, Indian and Lebanese cuisine to choose from. But don’t expect an extensive menu. Their menu is a mix of famous dishes from all cuisines. “We wanted to offer as much as possible under one roof,” tells SM Malhotra, Executive Chef. The restaurant’s interior palette consists of black, white, beige and orange and the chairs are comfortable enough to make you sit for long hours. Must try: Garlic Chicken Fettuccinni, Chicken Roulette, Chicken in Green Curry.Meal for two: Rs 1,200 (including taxes)Adrenaline attackThe air of Underdoggs air is contagious. It makes you want to think, drink and eat sports. The latest sports bar and cafe in Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj has all the perfect ingredients for a fun-filled evening. With 40 HDTVs and four projection screens, pool table, shuffleboards to dart boards and even table tennis, it is practically a sports complex. You can indulge in some ‘great American pub food’, along with a drinking game menu on custom tables with ping-pong balls or with cups, cards and dice. Must try: Jalepeno and Cheese Dynamites Meal for two: Rs1,550.In and outIf you are looking for a quick lunch, 1440, the 24 hour Lounge & Cafe in Hotel Vikram is your stop. The place offers good options for grub on the go, plus point being their 24X7 service. The menu is simple and uncomplicated with Indian and Oriental food. Their appetizers don’t do their job but the main course compensates for it. With hookah and foot-thumping numbers in the backdrop, their lounge is meant for the nocturnal breed. Drop in at midnight to experience the trance. Must try: Murgh lababdar with garlic naan, chilly chicken in bean sauce. Meal for two: Rs 1,000Things we loveadvertisementPint-sized pizza: Next time you go to Big Chill Cafe make sure you have a pint of beer with your favourite pizza as one of their outlets in Kailash Colony has got a liquor license.Retail therapy: Good news for all you shopaholics, its time to shop till you drop this summer. One of the most popular malls of the city, Select City walk has extended time to 11 p.m.Things we don’tInspiration or copy? It wasn’t too long ago when Delhi-based designer Manav Gangwani’s infamous black dress received flak for copying from an international designer. The latest to join the brigade is designer duo Gauri and Nainika. It’s time for more innovation than inspiration. What say, people?Sun baked: Hot is not hot. Think inflated AC bills, scorching auto rides and road rage. With soaring temperatures, the coming days promise to be difficult. Thinking of heading to Himalayas, already? Make do with ACs meanwhile.New productsSole comfortOzel introduces butterfly twists-clever little soles. They’re lightweight ballet pumps, which can be twisted and slipped into a neat little pouch. You can tuck in your bag to save your soles for a night out. So kick off your heels, and shimmy the night away. Price: Rs 1,250-Rs 1,500. Available at: M-7, G.K.-1 M-Block Market.Cinderella fitThese shoes, from the Indian luxury footwear brand Taramay are handmade with the highest quality fabric.Their first collection focuses on ballet flats with a ten-piece collection ranging from suede to tweed and lace. Price on request Available at: Ensemble.Wrist couture The 70’s inspired La D De Dior is a classic piece. With 227 diamonds, it will fit all wrists but not every wallet. Price: Rs 1,160,000 onwards. Available at: Johnson’s Watch Co.Bagilicious summer Are you looking for an instant boost to complement the season’s look? Fret not. Lavie is here with its brand new spring summer collection. Be it pastel shades or hot reds, your wardrobe is definitely incomplete without them. Price: Rs 1,700 onwards. Available at: Select City Walk.last_img read more

first_imgSyed Mohammad Arif has nurtured some of the top badminton talents in the country, but Saina Nehwal was ‘special’. Now, his talented protegee has an Olympic medal to boast of.’Arif sir’, as he is fondly called in badminton circles, can vividly recall the 1998 summer camp in Hyderabad from where coach Nani Prasad Rao selected an eight-year-old from a bunch of 250-odd kids.”She was Saina and she was an average kid to start with. But as the days passed, I could make out that she was a cut above the rest,” Arif told Mail Today.”Saina was prepared to follow whatever she was told. She would never shy away from hard work and was always ready to push herself. She literally pushed her body to limits in the training. That is when I realised that she was a special talent and will go a long way.”Saina trained under Arif at the Lal Bahadur Shastri indoor stadium till the latter retired as coach from the Sports Authority of India. In 2005, Saina moved under Pullela Gopi Chand, who too has been trained by Arif.”At a young age, she used to compete in 4-5 events in age group tournaments and she would win. She was playing at the senior level when she was just 14,” he said.Arif also gives a peek into the sacrifices her family had to make. “She used to stay far off from the stadium and we would start at 5.30 in the morning. Her father or mother would bring her along and pick her up. To do that for years was not easy. The family has had to sacrifice a lot and I am happy for them today.”advertisementIt wasn’t just Arif, but the entire badminton fraternity that was waiting in anticipation for Saina to win a medal. “She has done us proud. We are extremely elated,” former Asian champion Dinesh Khanna told Mail Today.”She was the only non-Chinese player in the semis and it was not easy for her. She has played so well till the quarter-finals. She had an exceptional win against Tine Baun.”last_img read more

first_imgBT’s ad campaign for BT SportPremium sports content is still a major draw for consumers despite the proliferation of low-cost multi-play offerings, according to research by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.Research carried out by Kantar in the UK for the three months to September 30 showed that Sky, BT and Virgin Media all gained market share thanks to their strong sports offerings, with low-cost provider TalkTalk doing less well.BT, which heavily promoted its UEFA Champions League coverage, saw its market share grow by 3.8 percentage points compared with the previous three months, with a quarter who joined citing the company’s sports package as their reason for doing so. Sky grew its share by 3.2 percentage points to 30.2% in the same period, with growth driven by its football content and value-driven broadband package, according to Kantar. Sky grew its broadband share to 27.1%, just behind BT on 27.9%, in this period.Offering both BT Sports and Sky Sports through its platform, Virgin Media’s market share grew by over 1.8 percentage points in the past quarter.Alongside their popular sports packages, all three of the major players increased either the length or depth of broadband discounts in the last quarter.TalkTalk meanwhile launched a £11-per-month sports boost in August, but the lack of BT Sports as part of this hampered its share growth in the run up to the new football season, and its overall share is down by 4.7 percentage points on last quarter, according to Kantar.Despite a strong value-driven broadband proposition, TalkTalk’s share of broadband and landline sales fell by 7.1 and 4.9 percentage points respectively as consumers headed for stronger dual or triple play packages elsewhere, according to the research group.“Nine per cent of consumers who currently use a home service have stated that they will change their provider at the next available opportunity, with 26% of those currently on a dual play package wanting to move to a triple play offer.  With suppliers clamouring to beat each other on value, it’s vital that they continue to present a high quality service if they want to retain customers in the long term.  Increasingly, consumers are eager to consolidate their services under one provider, so suppliers need to be savvy in how they up-sell their services without compromising on good value and customer satisfaction,” said Imran Choudhary, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel.last_img read more