Jim Harbaugh Is Apparently A Big Fan Of Spongebob And The Simpsons

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Despite his busy schedule, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh manages to find time to watch cartoons.At least, that’s what he said on his radio show tonight. Harbaugh was asked about The Simpsons taking a jab at him in Sunday night’s episode. The long-running show referred to Harbaugh as “a sports genius who everybody hates.”Apparently, Harbaugh is a fan of the show.Jim Harbaugh on his Simpsons appearance: ‘People have been making sport of me my whole life … but that’s one of my favorite shows.’— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 8, 2016But wait, it gets better. Harbaugh is also a big fan of Spongebob Squarepants, and you won’t believe his reason why.Harbaugh favors Homer. Also a Spongebob fan – says Spongebob “attacks each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.”— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) November 8, 2016Harbaugh is truly one of a kind.last_img read more

‘Fekir a luxury that Liverpool don’t need’

first_imgLiverpool are once again being linked with a move for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir, but John Barnes believes the World Cup winner is a luxury that the Reds do not need.Many are of the opinion that Jurgen Klopp should be looking to bring in another playmaker.Since the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in the winter transfer window of 2018, creativity in the middle of the park at Anfield has been lacking. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? That was expected to be addressed this summer, with it suggested that interest could be rekindled in Fekir.Liverpool came close to landing the France international 12 months ago, only for medical concerns to see them walk away from a deal.It could be that a fresh approach is made for the talented 25-year-old, but Barnes is not convinced that he is required.The Reds legend told The Sport Review when quizzed on the links to Fekir: “Yes, he’d be a good addition to the squad.“But, it’s going to be difficult to get into the front three.“If you look at the way Xherdan Shaqiri played, he could feature as one of the midfield three as well.“It’s always good to have quality to help the squad. But it’s pure speculation until it happens.“I don’t necessarily feel that Liverpool are desperate to sign anybody because of the squad they have and with two new players coming back in terms of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez, who didn’t feature last year. We’ve still got Adam Lallana.“It could be good for the squad but I don’t think we’re desperate to sign anybody.”Nabil Fekir Lyon monaco ligue 1 16122018.jpgFekir shone for Lyon again during the 2018-19 campaign.He contributed 12 goals and nine assists to the cause of an exciting young squad.The door has been opened for him to make a move this summer, with a mass exodus of talent on the cards at a leading Ligue 1 club.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said of Fekir: “His preference is towards a departure.“We are open to discussions. We have no news. “We are waiting for proposals in the coming days but, for the moment, we do not have any.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Guadalajara 0-0 Atletico (4-5 pens)

first_imgMarcos Llorente was sent off in his second Atletico Madrid appearance as the LaLiga giants edged Guadalajara on penalties at the International Champions Cup on Tuesday.Llorente, a close-season signing from rivals Real Madrid for a reported €30million, was shown a red card for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity in the 24th minute at Globe Life Park in Arlington, just as Atletico looked in control.However, Guadalajara were also reduced to 10 men as Carlos Villanueva was sent off just after the hour-mark. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Still, neither team could find a breakthrough before Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan stepped up in the shoot-out.Diego Simeone’s Atletico looked dangerous early and went close on numerous occasions in the opening 25 minutes.Diego Costa found the back of the net but was correctly ruled offside, while Guadalajara goalkeeper Raul Gudino made an excellent save to tip away a 25-yard strike from Thomas Lemar.Gudino also denied Alvaro Morata in a one-on-one in the 21st minute before the game turned with Llorente’s red card.Under pressure from Alexis Vega, Llorente dragged the forward down when through on goal, seeing him sent off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.Atletico still looked the more likely of the two teams despite their numerical disadvantage, before they made 10 changes at half-time. 45′ | 0-0 |  HT at Globe Life Park. See you after the break!#AúpaAtleti #AtletiSummerTour #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/mmcjp1ocsR— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 24, 2019As Atletico appeared content to sit back to begin the second half, Guadalajara were also reduced to 10 men, Villanueva picking up a second yellow card in the 61st minute.Koke then almost put Atletico ahead with a fine free-kick, but Gudino dived to his right to push away the effort. 93′ | 0-0 | The 90 minutes are up at Globe Life Park. The game will be decided on penalties.#AúpaAtleti #AtletiSummerTour #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/LjJc156yzA— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 24, 2019Penalties followed and Atletico trailed before Adan made saves from Fernando Beltran and Alan Cervantes to help them to victory. read morelast_img read more

Top 4-Star Recruit Has De-Committed From Michigan

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)One of the top defensive recruits in the 2019 class has announced some major news regarding his decision. He’s opted to flip his commitment.Stephen Herron Jr., a four-star defensive lineman, had been committed to Michigan, but he’s decided to de-commit from the Wolverines.The No. 5 defensive end in the 2019 class has flipped his commitment, too.Herron has committed to Stanford.The top defensive lineman announced his decision on Twitter.“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” #CardClass19 #FearTheTree pic.twitter.com/XqW0EBV3FK— Stephen Jr. (@stephenherron_) July 23, 2018This is a major loss for Michigan and a huge addition for Stanford. Herron was the second-highest rated recruit in the Wolverines’ class. He’s become the second-highest ranked commit in the Cardinal’s 2019 class.Herron chose Stanford over Alabama, Florida and Ohio State, among other programs.last_img read more

Clemson Fans Are Already Calling For Freshman QB Trevor Lawrence

first_imgclemson freshman quarterback trevor lawrence poses for a team photoCollege football’s game of the week is underway in College Station, Texas. The Aggies are hosting No. 2 Clemson in the first big game of the Jimbo Fisher era.Texas A&M is looking pretty good early. The Aggies’ defense is getting stops, now they just need the offense to put some points on the board.It hasn’t taken very long for some Clemson fans to start calling for a change at the quarterback position.Some want true freshman Trevor Lawrence to be put into the game. The first-year QB was a five-star recruit coming out of high school.Please sit Kelly Bryant and give me Trevor Lawrence!— Andrew Lanier (@A_Lanier32) September 8, 2018Trevor Lawrence steals the QB job tonight.— Steveñ Glañsberg (@Washed_nignog) September 8, 2018Trevor Lawrence is the answer. pic.twitter.com/DsEgeWwCIy— Jasoñ Marks??✍ (@OnTheMarksRadio) September 8, 2018Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel thinks Dabo Swinney won’t wait too long to go to Lawrence tonight if he thinks it’s necessary.“I get the feeling from being down on the Clemson sideline that Dabo won’t wait until things get dire to use Trevor Lawrence. He’s comfortable using him early and won’t hesitate to do so,” he tweets.I get the feeling from being down on the Clemson sideline that Dabo won’t wait until things get dire to use Trevor Lawrence. He’s comfortable using him early and won’t hesitate to do so.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 8, 2018Dabo has already said that he’s likely going to play both Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence.“We definitely will play both quarterbacks,” Swinney told reporters this week. “There’s no doubt about that. Nothing happened [against Furman] to warrant not playing both those guys.”Swinney didn’t give more details than that, though.“We’ll see as the week [of practice] goes,” Swinney told ESPN. “I won’t lay out what our plan is before the game. You like to have a little secrecy as to your plan. But I’ll tell you both of them are going to play.”Lawrence threw for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns in the season-opening win. Clemson and Texas A&M are on ESPN.last_img read more

Details Emerge From Death Of Former Ohio State Football Player

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Details are emerging from the death of a former Ohio State University football player. He was reportedly killed by a drag racer in a tragic accident.Tyrone Harrison, a former fullback at Ohio State, was killed on Saturday night while walking along a road in New Jersey.The former Buckeyes’ football player was a vice principal at a school in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was reportedly struck by a drag racer who fled the scene.Mycentraljersey.com has the tragic details:Tyrone Harrison, 49, of Somerset, was killed at approximately 9:17 p.m. near Ethel Avenue, according to a news release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief Scott Cartmell.Authorities are actively searching for information regarding individuals involved in the drag race. The driver of the car that hit Harrison fled the scene, the release said.At the time of the impact, Harrison was walking from the Edison train station on route to a relative’s house. He was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained, the release said.The New Brunswick community is mourning his loss.“He always showed tremendous pride in Ohio State,” New Brunswick High School Athletic Director Craig Lowery said. “He always would talk about playing in the horseshoe (the school’s stadium), and how he wanted to have a connection and pipeline to Ohio State.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.last_img read more

A Star RB Has Declared For The 2019 NFL Draft

first_imgAn Oklahoma Sooners helmet sitting on the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 02: Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field before the game against the UTEP Miners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated UTEP 56-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** local caption ***Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson had his junior season cut short by injury. The next time he plays in a game, it will be in the NFL.Anderson announced tonight that he will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft. He has been away from the team rehabbing the knee injury that ended his season in Week 2.“I thoroughly enjoyed these past four years in Norman and am proud to have worn the crimson and cream,” Anderson wrote in a statement.Boomer Sooner⚡️ pic.twitter.com/weW7REn7ra— Rodney Anderson (@24RAnderson) November 1, 2018Anderson had already rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns on only 11 carries before hurting his knee against UCLA. The injury cost him a chance to build on a breakout 2017 season.Last fall, Anderson rushed for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns on 188 carries. He racked up nearly 1,500 yards from scrimmage as Oklahoma won the Big 12 and reached the College Football Playoff.Anderson missed the entire 2016 season with a leg injury he sustained in training camp. He made his debut in 2015 as a true freshman, making two tackles and carrying once for five yards in two games.If Anderson’s injuries are behind him, he could have a nice pro career. However, his health will no doubt be of great concern given his history.last_img read more

Upset Alert: Notre Dame In Trouble Against USC Early

first_imgIan Book throws a pass for Notre Dame.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame, with an 11-0 record, seems close to a lock for the College Football Playoff if it can win its final game against USC. But the Fighting Irish are currently in a lot of trouble on the road against the Trojans.Through 18 minutes of play, the Fighting Irish have run just nine plays on offense – mostly because their defense can’t get off the field. USC currently has a 10-0 lead.Trojans quarterback J.T. Daniels is already 19-of-22 for 161 yards. Notre Dame is having a very tough time stopping USC’s passing attack.It’s early, but USC has looked to be the better team thus far. As a reminder, the Trojans are currently 5-6, fighting for bowl eligibility.This is the largest deficit the team has faced all season.Notre Dame trails USC 10-0, the largest deficit the Irish have faced all year.— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) November 25, 2018SACK!@PalaieGaoteote powers through and the Irish are forced to punt!#FightOn | #BeatTheIrish pic.twitter.com/dJdZGnJEdn— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 25, 2018Notre Dame was ranked No. 3 in last week’s College Football Playoff rankings and likely needs just a win to secure a spot in the event.There is a lot of time left in this one, but it’s fair to say the Fighting Irish are officially on upset alert.last_img read more

Nebraska’s Biggest Rival According To One Columnist Is Pretty Surprising

first_imgNebraska's mascot takes picture with a fan.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 02: The mascot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers greets fans before the arrival of the team in the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Conference realignment has cost us a few big rivalries, like Texas-Texas A&M, Pitt-West Virginia, and Kansas-Missouri. Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten cost us a few as well.While members of the Big 12, Nebraska shared pretty heated rivalries with clubs like Oklahoma and Colorado. The Buffs and Huskers met this year, but for the most part, they’ve been replaced by Big Ten West foes like Wisconsin and Iowa.Nebraska’s profile in basketball has been raised under head coach Tim Miles in recent years, and one prominent voice in the area thinks the biggest rivalry for the athletic department may come on the hardwood, and not the gridiron.In a recent column for the Lincoln Journal-Star, Steven M. Sipple  says he thinks Nebraska’s basketball rivalry with nearby Creighton is the most heated that the Huskers have.He thinks it is pretty definitive as well, which is interesting.My partner in crime on “Early Break” (93.7 FM), Jake Sorensen, raised an interesting question Tuesday morning: Did you ever think you’d see a day at Nebraska where it’s basketball that has the most heated rivalry of any of the school’s sports?No question, Creighton-Nebraska on the hardwood has gotten hot and even a bit nasty. No other rivalry in the Husker realm elicits as much energy, much of it visceral in nature. Tell me you’re not already looking forward to next season’s game.One of the casualties of Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten was football rivalries dating to the Big Six days going by the wayside. Give it time, though.The Huskers are coming off of a big 94-75 win over the rival Bluejays to go to 8-2 on the season.In time, the Nebraska-Iowa or Nebraska-Wisconsin games will probably overtake any basketball series, especially if the Huskers start competing for Big Ten West titles under Scott Frost. It isn’t the worst thing for the athletic department as a whole for some other programs to start to draw similar interesting, though. Big rivalries are a part of that.[Lincoln Journal-Star]last_img read more

NBC Was Prepared For Criticism Of New Camera Angle For Notre Dame Game

first_img Evidently, NBC was prepared for the backlash.On Friday, NBC Sports published a lengthy article about the sideline Skycam, explaining the decision to make the change to the new look. In it, NBC Notre Dame writer Doug Farmer clearly anticipated what has been on Twitter today.The sideline Skycam isn’t going anywhere. You don’t need to @ me with your complaints.I like the camera, and if you have some patience, you might too … https://t.co/h8HHNHaFVZ— Douglas Farmer (@D_Farmer) September 14, 2019From the post:It will undoubtedly take most viewers some getting used to, but perhaps not as much as overreactions will indicate. Open minds will see the same perks to a more dynamic primary camera that led “Notre Dame on NBC” producer Rob Hyland to champion the idea in the first place.“To me, you’re closer to the action,” Hyland said this week while waiting for confirmation the setup of the additional camera system had gone according to plan. “When the play comes to a conclusion, the ability to collapse and move dynamically with that action, you literally feel like you’re right there getting up from the tackle. …“The ultimate goal is to bring the viewer closer to the action and to get them to the line of scrimmage. The only way to do that is through a camera that travels with the line of scrimmage.”Hyland, the producer quoted in the article, offers up a few examples of where the new camera was beneficial for NBC in its Week 1 Sunday Night Football broadcast of the New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers.The new view does allow for a close view of every player on the field at times, which has its advantages, and can reveal visuals that other angles don’t allow for.Hyland admits that there is still a learning curve, and NBC could go away from it when necessary.“We want to enhance the viewer’s experience and make Notre Dame’s broadcasts unique to better serve the Notre Dame audience,” Hyland said. “The second it doesn’t do that, this camera will not be used as a primary camera.“… If we get into a down-and-distance or a specific situation that prevents us from doing our job, which is to document the sporting event we’re at, you’re not going to see us using this camera in a live capacity.”It is far too early to know if this new camera will be around for the long haul, but NBC has certainly invested in it, and you can probably expect it for the foreseeable future.Notre Dame opened on the road at Louisville, a 35-17 win broadcast on ESPN. The Irish had a bye last week, so this is the first NBC game. Brian Kelly’s team is blasting UNM 59-7 early in the fourth quarter.[NBC Sports] Notre Dame runs back an interception for a touchdown against New Mexico on NBC.NBCNotre Dame football is on NBC for the first time this year. The Fighting Irish are typically pretty proud of its unique arrangement with the major network, but fans are not thrilled today.NBC is utilizing a new camera called the “Sideline Skycam,” that brings a new, and for some, uncomfortable view of the field. If we’ve learned anything through the years, it is that people do not like having major changes to the way they watch football games.Notre Dame tested out the camera for the Notre Dame spring game, and for the time being, it sounds like it is here to stay for Fighting Irish home games on NBC.Fans will likely adjust to it as it becomes the new normal, but for this first run during today’s game against New Mexico, the Fighting Irish faithful and others watching the game are none too happy.last_img read more

Plane carrying Cardiff City’s new signing Emiliano Sala goes missing

first_imgPlane carrying Cardiff City’s new signing Emiliano Sala goes missingCardiff City’s new signing Emiliano Sala has gone missing after the light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared between France and England.advertisement Reuters ParisJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 19:51 IST Emiliano Sala had scored 12 goals for Nantes this season before joining Cardiff City. (@CardiffCityFC Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEmiliano Sala was boarded in the light aircraft along with one other personThe plane lost radar contact after descending to the altitude of 2,300 feetSala joined Cardiff from Nante last week for a club record fee of 17 million eurosNewly signed Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala was missing on Tuesday after the light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared between France and England the previous evening, France’s civil aviation authority said.Rescue helicopters and boats searched more than 1,000 square miles off the Channel Islands for the single-engine Piper Malibu that was flying Sala from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff when it lost radar contact off Guernsey late on Monday.The 28-year-old Argentine forward joined Premier League strugglers Cardiff City from FC Nantes last week for a club record fee of about 17 million euros ($19 million). He had played in France since 2012.”At this time no trace of the missing aircraft had been found,” Guernsey police said.A spokeswoman for the DGAC aviation authority confirmed Sala had been on board.The plane had been cruising at 5,000 feet when the pilot requested to descend to a lower altitude on passing Guernsey. It lost radar contact at 2,300 feet, the police added.John Fitzgerald, chief executive of Channel Islands Air Search, said: “From what I gather, nothing has been seen as yet. If they are wearing the right dry suits or they got into a life raft, then the probability is not too bad.”If they are in the water without any protection, the water is really too cold at the moment for any form of survival beyond an hour or so,” Fitzgerald told Sky TV.Sala’s father told Argentine TV channel C5N: “I didn’t know anything because I’m away from home, I’m a truck driver. A friend who saw it on TV told me. I’m in despair. I pray that this ends well.”advertisementCardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman said the club was “very concerned”. The club tweeted a video clip of Sala last week saying: “It gives me great pleasure and I can’t wait to start training, meet my new team mates and get down to work.”Sala scored 12 goals for Nantes this season. Officials of the Ligue 1 club did not immediately comment.France’s soccer federation said it had postponed Nantes’s French Cup last-32 game against Entente Sannois-Saint Gratien which had been scheduled for Wednesday.Also Read | Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin ruled out for the rest of the seasonAlso Read | Cristiano Ronaldo accepts fine and suspended jail term for tax fraudFor 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 Tags :Follow Emiliano SalaFollow Cardiff CityFollow FC Nanteslast_img read more

Janhvi Kapoor belly dances to Ankh Lad Jave in throwback video. Leaves us speechless

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 11:27 IST Janhvi Kapoor does belly dancing on Ank Lad JaveJanhvi Kapoor’s dancing skills is one thing that the 22-year-old is famous for apart from her acting skills. Janhvi who is known to be a great Kathak dancer can also move her belly like no other.A fan page of Janhvi recently shared a throwback belly dancing video of the Dhadak actress with the celebrity favourite trainer, Namrata Purohit.In the video, Janhvi can be seen grooving to the sexy song, Akh Lad Jaave from the film, Loveyatri. Her hot moves on the song have left us speechless.For her belly dancing session, Janhvi donned a purple sports bra that she paired with white yoga pants. Namrata too was dressed in a sports bra and a pair of workout pants.Janhvi looked stunning as she stood barefoot in the studio and let her hair down for the dance session.On the work front, Janhvi is currently shooting for her film, Roohiafza in which she will be sharing screen space with Raj Kummar Rao. She is also shooting for her film, Dostana 2 which is set for a December release this year.advertisementALSO READ | Janhvi Kapoor belly dances in sports bra and mini shorts for a challenge. Watch videoALSO WATCH | Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak and Sridevi in English Vinglish have something in commonGet 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Janhvi KapoorFollow Celebrity workout Janhvi Kapoor belly dances to Ankh Lad Jave in throwback video. Leaves us speechlessA fan page of Janhvi Kapoor recently shared a throwback video of the Dhadak actress belly dancing on Ankh lad jave. And we are speechless.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Shoot High Quality Time Lapse Video With the Brinno TLC200 PRO

first_img The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Major Airline Admits to Monitoring Passengers Via Onboard Cameras The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now When Brinno’s customers asked for an HDR time lapse video camera after purchasing the TLC200 model, the electronics company listened.“A great  many of them emailed and phoned us and suggested features and functionality for a follow on camera,” said Chris Adams,  president and founder of Phase 3 Systems, Brinno’s distributor for the Americas. “Better low light image quality, better image quality period, faster capture rates, optional lenses, and on and on.”Brinno recently introduced the TLC200 PRO, an HDR time-lapse video camera with so many capabilities that the possibilities are endless. The company decided to keep the basic design of the TLC200, but since the TLC200 PRO is higher end, they stepped up its look a bit, giving it a black matte exterior to compete with similar video cameras. The TLC200 PRO features a high performance High Dynamic Range image sensor, so that images will be crisp even with strong light. In addition, it has a 120 rotating lens, and an f 2.0 Aspherical Glass Lens for optimum low light shooting.The company took its time in designing the camera to make sure they could get it perfect. “We had guys crossing the country on foot,  bikes, motorcycles and cars, who wanted to record it,” said Adams. “We had moms recording parties and graduations.  We had kids and charities recording fund raising events, we had such a variety of users that it actually delayed it slightly, we wanted to cover as much as possible.”One of the greatest advantages of the TLC200 PRO is that, according to Adams, “It is designed to sit and take photos for months, not like a $1000 Nikon or a cell phone camera, so the batteries will last up to 270,000 photos. Nothing else does this.” On top of that the camera can see through both dim lighting conditions and bright light. Also, it’s so small that you won’t even notice that it’s tucked away in your bag, whether you’re hiking a mountain or going to a wedding.The Brinno TLC200 PRO has so many uses that it’s only been shipping for 10 days and customers have already emailed the company with an endless list of things they have been shooting, including all the garage and pit activity of Level 5 Motor Sports at Le Mans; NASA activities in Cape Kennedy; a climb to Mt. Everest; and each day of a pregnancy. What will you use the TLC200 PRO for?The Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera, $299.99 at amazon.com. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Homelast_img read more

Cutty Sark x Generic Surplus Exclusive Sneakers

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Best American Liqueur The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less You might not actually be able to see them as they’re mixing the perfect Old Fashioned, but isn’t it about time bartenders got a great shoe that works as hard as they do? L.A. sneaker brand Generic Surplus thought so, which is why they teamed with Cutty Sark to design a sneaker inspired by the spirit of their new Prohibition Edition whiskey with both comfort and style in mind. The black on black design brings street style indoors with a leather upper and non-slip vulcanized sole that will keep you stuck to that bar mat, board or simply the city sidewalk. White and yellow accents make them stand out while the striped lining and ship embossed on the tongue are a nod to Cutty Sark’s original whiskey bottle.Released 90 years after Prohibition repeal, Cutty Sark’s latest scotch celebrates Captain Williams McCoy who smuggled the spirit into America back in the 1920s. The “small batch” blend is aged in hand-selected American oak casks to give it a smooth but complex finish. Bottled at 100 proof, this whiskey is sure to give you a beautiful buzz.We tried these exclusive sneakers out this weekend, and they were perfect for everything from a fall foliage walk to hitting the dance floor. Get yours for $149.99 at genericsurplus.com.last_img read more

Mercedes-Maybach Pullman: $566,922 and 21 feet long

first_img1. Mercedes-Maybach Pullman 2. Mercedes-Maybach Pullman 3. Mercedes-Maybach Pullman 4. Mercedes-Maybach Pullman Meet the next level of exclusive luxury: the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman.Like the Mercedes-Maybach S600 that debuted at the 2014 LA Auto Show, the Pullman is based on the Mercedes S-Class. At 21.3 feet long, though, it’s a full 3.5 feet longer than the S600. To put that in perspective, if you parked a couple Smart Fortwos bumper to bumper next to the Pullman, the big sedan would be approximately 3.6 feet longer.Mercedes-Maybach’s second model is also one of the most expensive cars you can buy. Starting at $566,922 without armor, the leather-clad Pullman is simply palatial.In typical limousine style, rear VIP passengers sit facing the front in plush executive seats, which have individually adjustable backrests, cushions, and calf supports. The two other occupants sit facing the rear.As you’d expect from Mercedes-Maybach, the car is fitted with drink chillers, roof-mounted displays, and a partition-mounted, 18.5-inch monitor fit for a monarch. There’s also an optional Burmester 3D surround-sound system and tons of other customizable features.Power comes from a 6.0-liter biturbo V12 that produces 523 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque, which should be more than enough to lug government officials and their bodyguards around in luxury.Related: For the opulent Mercedes-Maybach S600, the price of luxury is $189,350Coinciding with the 50th birthday of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 600, the new Pullman will officially debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Details will continue to pour in as we approach the event, so stay tuned for more info.The car is slated to go on sale at the beginning of 2016 in Europe. As for the U.S. market, Mercedes says the model is TBD. Editors’ Recommendations The Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard Is a Go-Anywhere Aqua Thrill Ride The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer center_img Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected last_img read more

2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Review

first_img The Jeep Gladiator Helped Me Rediscover Fun Outdoors 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a fresh-water fish within a salt-water sea of stilted crossovers. It was built for a specific purpose, and yet it looks so menacing and, bluntly, badass, that it is forced out of its element and onto suburban streets.Yes, the TRD Pro packaging is engineered to handle the roads less traveled, but buyers who scoff at lifted pickup trucks might find the angry-eyed glare and increased ride height of the 4Runner TRD Pro to be a perfect injection of “cool” for around-town errand-running.But that’s not the review you’re about to read. If you want to know how the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro handles grocery runs and soccer practice commutes, a simple Google search will fulfill your quest. No, I took the Pro to its natural habitat and let it show me why it belongs in the company of some of the most capable from-the-factory rigs you can buy.More than a lift kitThe 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro packs an impressive list of upgrades for an SUV that is already hugely capable off-road. On board are 17-inch TRD alloy wheels coated in a black finish and wrapped in 31.5-inch Nitto Terra Grappler tires, red Eibach springs, TRD Bilstein shocks with a rear remote reservoir and an additional inch of suspension travel all around, and a TRD aluminum front skid plate. These features complement the 4Runner “Trail” grade’s locking rear differential, automatic traction control system with crawl-assist, multi-terrain selection controls, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, and front and rear stabilizer bars. As for the aesthetics, the 4Runner TRD Pro receives unique badging, black exterior accents, darkened LED taillights, a TRD shift knob and TRD Pro floor mats. For all the above, you’ll have to shell out $41,995, including destination, but as I would discover, the TRD Pro package delivers whatever you ask of it when the road gets rough.In summary, the 4Runner TRD Pro has the hardware to tackle most any terrain.Inside, you’re treated to SofTex heated leather-ish seats, a 6.1-inch (small these days) infotainment screen with Bluetooth calling and audio, two USB ports, an AUX inlet, navigation, a backup camera, and a suite of Toyota in-car apps. In terms of utility, the 4Runner has seating for five, fold-flat rear seats, and 89 cubic feet of available storage. That translates to plenty of room for four large gentlemen and a weekend’s worth of food and camping gear — I was happy to be the test subject for that experiment.Related: Toyota Land Cruiser gets more tech and an eight-speed auto for 2016On the highway en route to Big Bear Mountain, the Toyota 4Runner TRD was wonderfully comfortable, with a touch of tire drift and hum as is common with oversized rubber. The brake pedal has a somewhat squishy feel, but foot-to-the-floor and the 4Runner TRD Pro comes promptly to a halt. The hydraulic power steering is quick (2.7 turns lock-to-lock) and accurate, with more than enough feedback for on and off-road purposes. No complaints about the seats either – they were supportive, cushioned for long or short hauls, and once the road became rough, they proved their quality.Styling is unquestionably polarizing. My “Super White” 4Runner TRD Pro sported the Storm Trooper look with a face that either haunts or excites. For my part, I felt cool just standing near the truck, and ten feet tall once nestled into the driver’s seat. After so much time spent in sedans, I forget how pleasant it is to look over other vehicles instead of through them, and off-road, you can spot tricky sections of terrain much earlier. Visibility is also excellent, both beyond and around the hood as you navigate rough roads, and over your shoulder as you change lanes on the highway.Has my “livability review” quota been fulfilled yet? Good. Now to the rough stuff.The limousine effectWhat’s the limousine effect? It’s how I began referring to the ride quality of the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro once the ground turned from smooth to scarred. Toyota Racing Development engineers must be trained in sorcery as well as mechanical engineering, because as the 4Runner rises and dives over gravel, rocks, and deep recesses, the passengers comfortably bob along, but are hardly ever unsettled. Watching the caravan of Jeeps in front of me jar over rough terrain, I prepare for the worst, but ultimately I’m met with a gentle weight transfer and nothing more severe. To be clear, I didn’t approach road imperfections at a crawl. Mystically, at any sane speeds, the 4Runner TRD Pro is tremendously graceful off-road.To belabor the point about how comfortable the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is over unsettled terrain, I’ll offer two examples. My friends and I had precariously tossed ice, snacks, condiments, and, notably, two cartons of eggs into a cooler before wedging it behind the rear seats. As the road became ragged along one of Big Bear’s many trails, I considered pulling off to better secure the eggs, but the 4Runner’s ride had been so supple that I literally risked breakfast to see if the car’s undulations would be harsh enough to crack the eggs. Four hours later at our campsite, all two-dozen yolks were safely within their shells. Example two: My friend fell asleep in the back seat. That’s it. I could fluff the story a bit, but put simply, the ride was so smooth that even over rocky, undulating ground, someone was able to casually count sheep on the rear bench. The limousine effect: standard on all 4Runner TRD Pro’s.All play and no workBeing comfortable off-road is wonderful, but more important for a purpose-built machine like the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is its composure and capability over challenging, dangerous terrain. Though the TRD Pro series of trucks were designed for desert running, the 4Runner variant also proved highly competent on gravel and over large rocks.Its 4.0-liter V6 develops 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, plenty for brief spurts of acceleration, but not quite enough for tail-happy maneuvers on dirt roads. Torque peaks at 4,400 RPM, so using the five-speed automatic’s manual mode allows you to keep the powertrain in a sweet spot when the urge to be a hooligan consumes you.The all-terrain Nitto tires and handy suspension tuning of the 4Tunner TRD Pro meant that throughout the easy to intermediate trails of Big Bear, I could stay in two-wheel drive without any inkling of slippage. However, I chose a couple particularly challenging sections to engage the 4Runner’s automatic traction control system, locking rear differential, and, of course, four-wheel drive low.Having settled on a rather steep hill, I engaged four-wheel drive low, locked the rear differential and chose a moderate pace to throttle up the incline. Like it was still in its pajamas, the 4Runner TRD Pro gripped and ripped up the 55-degree angle with ease. Once at the summit, I pointed the truck downhill and engaged the automatic crawl control at a medium pace. Foot off the gas and brake, the 4Runner effortlessly rotated its tires and modulated braking as I added steering angle. The SUV didn’t hesitate, slide, or shake during its descent, and I was left with the impression that it didn’t know how to struggle off-road.At other intervals during my weekend outing, I experimented with what appeared to be challenging terrain: over boulders, through significant pitch changes, and along gravel at speed. Nothing phased the 4Runner TRD Pro. In full transparency, I’ve piloted off-road vehicles for years, but the 4Runner doesn’t require vast depths of experience to perform. It’s hardware is so capable, that anyone who’s done their homework on approach angles and traction-hunting will be able to leverage 95 percent of the 4Runner TRD Pro’s capacity off-road.ConclusionThe present generation Toyota 4Runner is well-aged, and while that means advanced safety and convenience features are absent among the options list, its platform is durable and proven. The 4Runner TRD Pro makes it remarkably clear that Toyota and its development team know what they’re doing, as evidenced by its effortless off-road performance and interior comfort. However, this model isn’t for everyone.For those who seek a capable off-road vehicle with rugged looks, but plan to spend the vast majority of their time cruising paved roads, the standard 4Runner can be optioned with many of the most essential all-terrain tools sans the noisier oversized tires, for $3,110 less than the TRD Pro spec. While definitively a livable rig, the 4Runner TRD Pro has the potential to exhaust its charm on those who don’t spend most weekends on mountainsides or sand dunes.Disclaimer extended: The 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is one of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy, with precision-engineered equipment on-hand to tackle any terrain you put beneath its grippy tires. It’s a unique vehicle that makes you feel precisely as awesome you look, whether summiting a hill … or a speed bump.HighsSupreme all-terrain capabilitySleep-inducingly smooth rideEffortless off-road functionalityBold, man-maker stylingLowsSlight tire drift at cruising speedsDown on mid-range power 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO Previous 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 1 of 32 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO Next A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO Editors’ Recommendations 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic 2015 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO last_img read more

Better Know A Park: The Adirondacks, New York’s Natural Playground

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Adirondack Park is a wilderness wonderland unique in many ways. First off, the park, which is located entirely in the state of New York, is defined by the massif of the Adirondack Mountains. Rather than designating a portion of a mountain range for preservation, in 1902 the state legislature defined the entire Adirondack region as a park. And at 6.1 million acres in size, it’s one goddamn large park at that. For comparison, do you know how large famous Yellowstone National Park is? A mere 2.2 million acres!Related: Camping Off the GridBut even more notable than the size and scope of Adirondack Park is the nearly unprecedented way in which its land is managed. Just over 50 percent of the land within the boundaries of the park is actually privately held. In fact, there are more than a hundred towns located within the park which has more than 130,000 permanent, year-round residents. Within the confines of the park you can find everything from logging operations to pristine woodlands to ski resorts to summer camps, and of course there are a hellofalot of charming cabins. Adirondack Park also contains more than 10,000 lakes and many thousands of miles of streams and rivers, most of which can be navigated by small boats.The area first became popular in the middle of the 19th Century, and is today visited by as many as ten million people per year. Indeed, the Adirondacks are a great place for anyone who enjoys…CANOEING & KAYAKINGIt’s hard to beat canoeing in the Adirondacks. The countless lakes and miles of water wending through the mountains provide endless opportunities for exploration. Sheltered beaches appear among rocky shores and all manner of waterfowl splash in or soar above the mostly placid water. If you want a bit more adventure, there are also myriad opportunities for whitewater kayaking and rafting amid the green hills of the park. In fact, you can ride rapids rated all the way up to Class VI in this neck of the woods, but note that Class VI rapids are rated by the International Scale of River Difficulty as “Extreme and Exploratory Rapids” and that they are “rarely attempted and often exemplify the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger.” So… stick with canoeing?HIKINGYou could spend a lifetime hiking throughout the Adirondack Mountains and still not see every glen, peak, and valley. The park has more than 40 summits that stand more than 4,000 feet above sea level, and dozens more lower crests. There are well over 2,000 miles of well-marked, maintained trails in the park, and the adventurous hiker (ideally adventurous but also equipped with a lensatic compass and a topo map) can blaze his or her way through untold swaths of unspoiled wilderness. Just keep in mind that there are approximately 3,500 – 4,000 bears in the Adirondacks…ROCK CLIMBINGWhether you like sheer cliff climbing, bouldering, or ice climbing Adirondack Park offers all that and more. You can attack the 700 foot granite cliff of Roger’s Rock or you can free climb the natural crack lines at Poke-O-Moonshine. There are plenty of companies offering guided climbing trips all throughout the park, and there are plenty of places for you to pull off the highway and saunter up a rock face, too. Many of the best climbing spots involve hikes or even canoe trips in, making the experience a well-rounded adventure.SKIINGIf you love the thrill of downhill skiing or snowboarding, Adirondack Park has got you covered. If you thrill at the misery of cross country skiing, well, you can do that too. There are eight well developed ski areas, most of which offer more than 1,000 feet of vertical slope open for enjoyment. Difficulty ranges from Bunny to Black Diamond, and you can also enjoy snow tubing, snow mobiling, snowshoeing, and other activities that start with the word “snow.” There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering last_img read more

Never Drink a Warm Beer Again with the Corkcicle Chillsner

first_img How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide One of the biggest L’s (losses) you can take in life is when you’re trying to enjoy an ice cold beer on a hot summer day, and before you know it, your beer is as warm as the pool you’re wading in.Now, there’s a better way to keep your beer and your day ‘chill’ with the Corkcicle chillsner.For years, men have been trying to come up with a solution to the issue, like freezing pint glasses before adding the beer, cheap foam koozies, or simply downing the beer before it succumbs to its element. Corkcicle is a creative company that has set out to find unique ways in keeping liquids at their desired temperatures — from cooling canteens, to wedged whiskey glasses, and now a beer chiller.Before using the Corkcicle chillsner, you’ll need to freeze it four about 45 minutes to make sure the ice is sufficiently cold for multiple uses, if desired. Then, simply insert the chillsner into a standard-sized (12 oz.) long neck beer bottle. Now you’re in the clear to enjoy your beer colder and longer just by drinking straight through the chillsner.Although it suits perfect for outdoor parties, weddings, and tailgates, the chillsner is also a great tool for those who like to sip and enjoy their beer rather than try and beat the forces of science. Besides, beer brewers put the “best served at 44 degrees Fahrenheit” for a reason. Cold beer is better beer.These gadgets have truly revolutionized the art of consuming liquids, whether it be for sport, for leisure, or for fun. In this instance, Corkcicle has solved a ubiquitous issue that has stumped warm-weathered, beer loving man for quite some time. Now, you’ll never have to drink warm beer again.You can find the chillsner 2-pack for just $20 on Amazon. 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Are Whiskey Stones Better Than Ice? Breaking Down the Best Ways to Chill Whiskey How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Crystal Symphony Redesign Wins Prestigious Award For Hospitality Experience And Design

first_imgAD Associates becomes first design agency to win in the transport category MIAMI, June 26, 2019 – The dramatic new look that resulted from Crystal Symphony’s most extensive dry dock ever in fall of 2017 has earned the acclaim of some of the top design experts in the world. In the 2019 AHEAD (Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design), the luxury ship won in the annual awards’ Transport category in the Americas division, citing details from her makeover created by London-based AD Associates. Design features like blackened steel, aviary-style structures and living walls were crafted in Crystal Symphony’s new Silk Kitchen & Bar – located adjacent to the Trident Grill and serving a fusion of Chinese comfort food – giving it a contemporary and cozy feel accented by natural elements, while the functionality of the space remained paramount. “The aesthetic of our ships is sophisticated and elegant, yet approachable, while the heart of the onboard experience is focused on the personal and streamlined service offered, so any design elements must not only accommodate that priority, but also enhance it,” said Jan Sorensen, vice president of hotel newbuild & refurbishment for Crystal Cruises. “We are delighted with the innovative and beautiful features the team at AD Associates incorporated into Crystal’s vision for a design that maximizes the standard of service we can provide to our guests.” The expert judging panel for AHEAD comprises leading hoteliers, architects, interior designers and commentators, who commented, “AD Associates were tasked with designing spaces that would retain the coveted position that Crystal holds in the luxury travel sector… the scheme adds a sense of variety to the bustling cruise ship experience, enabling service touchpoints to be easily accessible, practical and intuitive.” Crystal has long been acclaimed for its superior standard of genuine and personalized service that anticipates and often exceeds guests’ wishes. This philosophy is the central tenet of all aspects of a Crystal voyage, from the onboard design, amenities and suites to the company’s new brand campaign, “Where Luxury is Personal.” The dry dock redesign of Crystal Symphony – and that of sister ship Crystal Serenity in 2018 – reflects this approach, implementing more features and experiences that allow guests to enjoy their Crystal vacations precisely as they choose. New and additional dining venues (including Silk Kitchen & Bar) and open seating offer travelers more choices for their daytime culinary experiences and evening dining and entertainment. The makeover also saw the transformation of verandah staterooms into brand new Seabreeze Penthouses and Seabreeze Penthouse Suites, adding more of the butler-serviced accommodations and effectively reducing the ship’s overall capacity. Other reimagined spaces include the favorite hub for afternoon tea and evening cocktails and dancing, Palm Court, the Starlite Club (Crystal Symphony) and Stardust Club (Crystal Serenity) and the ships’ respective Galaxy Lounges. Intuitive, interactive technological amenities were also added in guest suites and public spaces throughout the ship.  About Crystal Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbors; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the advisors of ASTA.  For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel advisor, call 888.799.2437, or visitwww.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises and #WhereLuxuryisPersonal. About AD Associates Established in 2006, AD Associates is an award-winning, multidisciplinary design agency, specialising in the travel and hospitality sectors and is based in the heart of London. Our talented team cover a diverse range of creative, operational and technical roles and work across: feasibility & master planning, branding & identity, architectural design, artwork & dressing. The company is currently working on several prestigious projects for globally recognised brands.last_img read more

Jamaica Elected First Vice-Chair of the UNWTO Executive Council

first_imgJamaica, represented by Tourism and Entertainment Minister the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has been elected first Vice-Chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council (EC) for 2013. This is a historic first for the country which has previously served as second Vice-Chair. Jamaica was elevated following a successful bid during the elections at the 94th meeting of the UNWTO EC held in Campeche, Mexico, recently. The UNWTO EC deliberates on policies and strategies that affect tourism worldwide before making recommendations to the General Assembly for action. As a member of the EC, Jamaica represents the interests of the Americas region. Jamaica will continue to serve as a member of the EC through 2013 after assuming the position of Second Vice Chair for the first time in January 2011, and is one of two Vice Chairs for the Council. Minister McNeill, who represented Jamaica at the meeting said, “it is a proud moment for the nation, especially bearing in mind that we are a small island state.” He added, “it is a strong testimony of the far reaching impact of Jamaica on the other nations of the world, which we expect to be further strengthened by our projected positive short and long term growth and performance.” Twenty-six countries from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe attended the meeting, with sessions chaired by Kenya, the then Chairman of the EC; Romania, the then first Vice-Chair; and Jamaica, the then 2nd Vice-Chair. As second Vice-Chair Jamaica chaired several sessions, including the selection of the venue for the 95th EC meeting, scheduled for May 28-29, 2013, the Committee for the Review of Applications for Affiliate Membership, and the application of the new UNWTO institutional image in the official languages. Visa and travel facilitation was among the issues discussed by the EC, with Minister McNeill stressing the need for in-transit visa facilitation to be included in the topics for discussion at the UNWTO Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market, held in London on November 6, 2012. The meeting was held under the theme Open Borders and Open Skies: Breaking Barriers to Travel. The other countries rounding off the chairmanship of the UNWTO Executive Council for 2013 are Romania – which was successful in its bid for Chairmanship and Mozambique – 2nd Vice-Chair. The 95th EC meeting will be held in Belgrade, Serbia. For further information contact:                                                                                            Kingsley Roberts Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, 64 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel: 920-4926-30, ext: 5934 Cell: 322-9871 Fax: 920-4944last_img read more