West Indies, England bowlers bowl most number of wides in a Test matchWest Indies vs England 3rd Test: West Indian and English bowlers bowled a combined 35 wide deliveries in the Gros Islet Test to set a new record for most wides in a Test match.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri New DelhiFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 21:17 IST West Indies vs England: Shannon Gabriel has bowled 11 wides so far in the 3rd Test – the most by a single bowler. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indian bowlers have bowled a total of 35 widesThe England bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood have delivered 11 wides combined so farShannon Gabriel has been guilty of the most number of wide deliveriesWest Indies vs England 3rd Test in St Lucia entered the record books for an unwanted feat. The bowlers from either teams combined to bowl the most number of wide deliveries in a Test match. The Test match they surpassed also featured West Indies – In 2008 in Bridgetown, West Indian and Australian bowlers had combined to record 34 wides in a game of Test cricket.Kemar Roach bowled a wide in the fifth delivery of the first over of Day 4 of the Test match to equal the record with 34 wides. It was Roach’s second wide ball of the innings.In England’s bowling innings post that, Mark Wood bowled a wide to Shai Hope in the 14th over to surpass the record with 35 wides.India and South Africa feature heavily in the top six matches that recorded the most number of wides.The 2018’s Johannesburg Test between South Africa and India recorded 33 wide deliveries and is third on the list. The fourth match on the list is also a South Africa vs India Test and in Johannesburg too. In 2013, the Test match between these two teams saw a total of 31 wides being bowled.West Indies vs England, 3rd Test Day 4 in Gros Islet: Live Cricket ScoreFifth on the list is an India vs Pakistan Test, which happened in Faisalabad in 1989 and where 30 wides were bowled. 30 wide deliveries were also bowled in 2014’s Centurion Test between South Africa and Australia, completing the top six.Here is the break up of wide deliveries bowled in the Test match so far:advertisementEngland bowlers (2nd innings) – 1: Mark Wood (1)West Indies bowlers (2nd innings) – 8: Kemar Roach (2), Shannon Gabriel (5) and Roston Chase (1)England bowlers (1st innings) – 10: Mark Wood (5) and James Anderson (5)West Indies bowlers (1st innings) – 16: Kemar Roach (1), Shannon Gabriel (6), Alzarri Joseph (3) and Keemo Paul (6)The third Test has been full of drama. First it was about two West Indies’s players Keemo Paul and Darren Bravo getting injured. Then a major controversy erupted during the afternoon session, involving Joe Root and Gabriel.In a video circulating on social media, Root can be heard on the stump mic saying, “There is nothing wrong with being gay.”While it is unclear what Gabriel had told the two batsmen, Root said in the press conference after the day’s play, “Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret, but they should stay on the field.”The Test started with a bit of controversy anyway when Jason Holder was banned by the ICC for over rate offence in the second Test, despite the match getting over in just three days.West Indies have already won the series after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead after the first two Tests.England declared their second innings at 361/5, setting West Indies the target of 485 runs.Also Read | Sanjay Manjrekar trolled for asking ICC to introspect on use of stump micsFor 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 West Indies vs EnglandFollow West Indies vs England 3rd TestFollow Shannon GabrielFollow Kemar RoachFollow James AndersonFollow Mark Wood
In conjunction with the 15th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference, the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation will be hosting the 5th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Fight Night & Auction to benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation in its support of Juvenile Diabetes research.The Annual Big Fighters, Big Cause Charity Fight Night & Auction Is A Star-Studded AffairCredit/Copyright: Sugar Ray Leonard FoundationThe prestigious invitation-only event anticipates a targeted audience of 1,500 guests, comprised of C-suite executives from nearly 200 public companies across a range of sectors, leading institutional investors, high net worth individuals, financial services professionals, celebrities, sports legends, and other high profile individuals.The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was launched by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard. The mission of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation (SRLF) is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.WHEN Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 5 pm – 10 pmWHERE Santa Monica PierCONTACT Aileen M. Martinez Interim Executive Director, Sugar Ray Leonard FoundationP (310) 425-4760 E SugarRayLeonardFoundation@gmail.com
APTN National NewsYukon wildlife officers are still trying to figure out why a grizzly bear broke into a wilderness home and killed a woman this past weekend.The attack is being described as random and unprovoked.As Shirley McLean reports, as officials do their work, the community mourns.
The National Peace Council called on the Government to remain committed to its pledge to move forward in accordance with internationally accepted standards in a manner that will heal the wounds of the past and rebuild trust between the ethnic and religious communities and the state. The National Peace Council also called upon the TNA, as the main representatives of the Tamil people, to strengthen the confidence of the general population in its commitment to democracy by dissociating itself from the LTTE and its acts of violence and terror even as it continues to fight for the political rights of the Tamil polity in the country. (Colombo Gazette) “It is reported that there have been over 23 arrests in the past month. This has led to opposition parties to claim that national security is under threat by the LTTE and those who continue to support it. On the other hand, these arrests, and the manner in which they are taking place, are creating a sense of fear and foreboding amongst the people in the north,” the National Peace Council said in a statement today. In the aftermath of this incident there have been many arrests including former LTTE cadres who had failed to surrender to the Government at the end of the war nor gone through the required rehabilitation process. Concerns have been raised over the manner in which some LTTE suspects have been arrested by the security forces.The National Peace Council said that the discovery of a cache of weapons used by the LTTE in the north last month has led to security concerns that the LTTE is seeking to regroup. The National Peace Council is concerned about reports from the north which indicate that legal procedures have not been followed in the case of many of these arrests.“One of the most feared features of the previous Government was its utilization of security forces personnel to take away those it perceived to be threats, enemies or suspects in what became known as “white van abductions.” Although the new government recognized the flawed nature of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which has lower protections for suspects, and pledged to review and repeal it, the law remains in force and security forces continue to use it. The present Government won two successive national elections last year on the votes of ethnic and religious minorities who had become the focus of Governmental impunity and virtually unanimously voted against the former government. The Government has also committed itself to a process of transitional justice in which the truths about the past will be ascertained, accountability for war crimes and human rights violations will be ensured which include the wrongs of all sides, and there will be institutional reforms so that the past does not recur,” the statement said.
It didn’t take long for Penny Towndrow (BA ’83) to settle in at Brock.When she began her studies at the University, her home for four years, she was welcomed with open arms.Penny Towndrow (BA ’83).Towndrow lived and worked on campus while pursuing her education, taking on many different jobs and spending time as a residence don.Recognizing the value of the experience she received during her time at Brock, in addition to earning her degree, Towndrow is motivated to see the University continue to excel.She’s eager to give back to her alma mater and to make a difference in the Brock community.While working in the life insurance industry, Towndrow learned about the ability to make a philanthropic gift of life insurance — a form of giving few people are familiar with.“Brock felt like home to me and I want to leave something as a thank you,” Towndrow says.She’s able to fulfill that wish by making a monthly donation to Brock, in addition to a gift of life insurance she has committed through her estate.Towndrow is proud to be an example of giving in this way, which will ensure her support is in place for years to come.She has had many positive experiences with the University and wants future generations of students to have those same opportunities.For more information about leaving a gift through your estate, call 905-688-5550 x4190.
The Buckeye celebrate after a 3-point basket in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 2. Ohio State won 76-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State Board of Trustees will discuss Thursday integrating variable ticket pricing into men’s basketball, pricing individual games according to whether it’s an exhibition, non-conference, conference or premier opponent. This past season, Ohio State listed its premier opponents as Syracuse, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin. The recommendation, as part of the finance committee meeting, also states that the arena will expand its four ticket price zones to six, establishing one in the lower level seating with an increase in pricing and upper level seating with either reduced pricing or remaining the same. For Zone 1 seating, the public can purchase tickets, depending on the level of opponent, from as low as $10 to $57. Season tickets will be $634. For the Zone 6 seating, tickets can be purchased from $5-14 depending on the opponent. The season ticket discounts will remain at approximately 12 percent off the total for the general public and 20 percent off the total price for Ohio State faculty and staff. Student pricing will remain at $9 for all opponents. The 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule has not yet been finalized.
To meet customer demand for quick and efficient dewatering solutions, Atlas Copco Portable Energy is introducing four new pumps additions to its WEDA range. The WEDA 04 and 08 drainage pumps, the WEDA 04B residual pump and the WEDA 08S sludge pump will be available from November 2012. The 04 and 08 are single-phase electric submersible dewatering pumps with flow rate capacities of 8 to 20 m3/h, with heads of 11 to 15 m. Easy to move and install, they can be quickly put to work in a wide range of mine dewatering situations. The drainage pumps have polyurethane semi vortex impellers, designed to handle water with very low risk of clogging. The WEDA 04B residual pump draws water down to 1mm. With the built-in non-return valve, the pump can be moved without spilling or losing suction. A rubber-coated bottom avoids damage to tanks and pools.Finally, the WEDA 08S sludge pump is sand and mud-resistant. Designed with a vortex cast iron impeller, particles and debris of 25 mm diameter can go through the pump housing with minimal wear.The new pump range was designed to improve durability and simplify maintenance. The new WEDA additions feature a small, lightweight and high efficiency motor and theirtriple shaft seal design ensures reliability. An integrated high-torque capacitor and three-terminal auto-cut thermal protection prevent overheating due to overloading. To ensure easy service, the pumps can be disassembled by removing only three bolts.
As the country’s museums and archaeological sites prepare to revert to a reduced winter timetable on Saturday, Culture Ministry officials yesterday hailed as a resounding success the enforcement of an extended timetable at most of the country’s sites over the summer.“The measure proved itself a success,” Culture Minister Costas Tasoulas said of the extended 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. timetable that was put into effect at 33 selected museums and archaeological sites across the country. “New initiatives that succeed should not only be continued but broadened,” the minister said, noting that another 13 sites would be added to the extended itinerary next summer.The extended hours appear to have had a positive impact on state revenues too, with the ministry’s Archaeological Receipts Fund recording an increase of 16.7 percent in takings in the period from January through September, reaching 39.5 million euros compared to 33.9 million in the same period last year.The increase followed a 23.5 percent rise in the number of visitors to Greek archaeological sites and museums in the first eight months of this year, with 8.94 million visitors this year compared to 7.24 million in the first nine months of 2013.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu welcomed the new year with yet another “friendly warning” against Greece following up on his counterpart’s Panos Kammenos’ comments.Calling the Greek Foreign Minister’s comments as inflammatory blurting out that an “accident” could occur if such statements continue.“Today, in the Aegean, we do not allow fait accomplis; and we send a warning to Greece: You have a spoiled child, that’s what they call their defense minister, saying we have a ‘spoiled child.’ Well, then, control your spoiled child, so that no accident occurs by our security forces,” Cavusoglu said.“In reality, it’s just a friendly warning,” he added while giving a speech to Turkey’s gendarmerie and coast guard academy cadets.
Note what looks like a square camera module with several rear cameras. Made by Google News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google “Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4,” the tweet says. “Can’t wait for you to see what’s on the inside,” Made by Google added on Twitter. Google had unveiled Project Soli at I/O back in 2016 with a video showing how people could use the technology to control their smartwatch and smart speakers by moving their hands and fingers. 1:45 Now playing: Watch this: Pixel 4 leak: 3 reasons Google did this Pixel 4 and 4 XL rumors: Release date, leak details, design, specs and more Pixel 4 teaser photo reveals a whole new Google See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Comments Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone is also rumored to have a notch, two speaker grills on the edge at either side of the USB-C port and volume and power on the right-hand side of the phone. It’ll reportedly lack a fingerprint scanner and buttons on the left side. The Pixel 4 is rumored to launch in October and will likely run Android Q. Days after the tweet, the Google Pixel 4 was then reportedly spotted being used in London, although we’re yet to see what the front of the phone looks like.First published at 11:45 a.m. PT on June 12. Updated on June 18 at 10:18 a.m. PT: adds reports of Pixel 4 being spotted in the wild $219 Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) Share your voice Pixel 4 photo released by Google Mobile Gadgets Tech Industry Phones Online Google Pixel How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Tags After dozens of Google Pixel 4 leaks over the past weeks, Made by Google has tweeted the first picture confirming the upcoming flagship phone. The image seems to confirm that the device will have a square camera bump on the back with three rear cameras. Rumors earlier this week suggested the Pixel 4 phone could come equipped with the tech giant’s Project Soli chip, which would let users operate phones via hand gestures using Google’s radar-based motion sensors. We have our own reasons why we think Google leaked the Pixel 4 image now. 4 Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4 pic.twitter.com/RnpTNZXEI1— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 12, 2019 Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL on CNET Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on)
OnePlus 7 Pro A 5G OnePlus phone is coming to Sprint. Angela Lang/CNET OnePlus is bringing a 5G phone to the US, and Sprint is helping it do it. The two companies announced that they would be collaborating Tuesday, but did not provide details on what the device will be. Instead, the companies are saying that more details will be “announced soon.””We value OnePlus’ reputation for balancing high-end quality at a great value,” said Dow Draper, Sprint’s chief commercial officer, in a press release. “This new smartphone gives Sprint customers another exciting option for accessing their True Mobile 5G experience.”OnePlus already sells a 5G version of its latest 7 Pro overseas, but only sells a 4G version of the phone in the US unlocked (for use on AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile’s respective networks) as well as directly through T-Mobile. Sprint has launched 5G in five cities, and has announced plans to launch in four more in the “coming weeks.” T-Mobile, of course, is looking to finish its merger with Sprint, though it is unclear if the new phone will work with T-Mobile’s 5G network in addition to Sprint’s. Here’s everything that 5G can do for you CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above OnePlus 7 Pro (256GB, Mirror Gray) 7:38 16 Photos $787 Phones 0 We dunk the OnePlus 7 Pro underwater Share your voice See it News • OnePlus 7 Pro camera upgrades reportedly coming Tags Review • OnePlus 7 Pro is the best Android phone value of 2019 Post a comment 5G Sprint T-Mobile OnePlus Now playing: Watch this: How To • OnePlus 7 Pro: 10 essential tips you need to know
Peddapalli: By maintaining the surroundings neat and clean, people can live a healthy life, stated District Collector Sri Devasena. She participated in Swachh Bharat programme organised in Raghavapur village of Peddapalli mandal in Peddapalli district on Friday.Speaking on the occasion, Collector Sri Devasena advised the villagers to maintain the surroundings clean and warned them that there are possibilities of falling sick if they live in unhygienic conditions. She said that notices will be issued to the house owners, if they show negligence in maintaining their surroundings clean. Also Read – Police permission must to erect Ganesh pandals in Nizamabad Advertise With Us All the villagers must unitedly maintain their village neat and tidy and must cooperate in Swachhata programme. ZPTCs, MPTCs, sarpanches and ward members were told to strive hard in maintaining the villages and areas clean, which they are representing. The Collector asked the villagers to construct one soaking pit in front of their houses which would help in increasing groundwater levels. District Panchayat Officer V Sudarshan, DPRO V Sridhar, MPDO Raju, Sarpanch A Venkatesh and villagers were present along with others.
On the surface, they couldn’t be more different. One is a serious politician with concerns for the environment, the other a flamboyant star renowned for his decadent imagery. Yet Al Gore and Prince share a personal bond, and this connection changed the music industry forever.In 1984 Prince’s Purple Rain album was ringing in people’s ears. Also a hit movie, the release featured many talked-about tracks. “Darling Nikki” with its highly erotic content became a standout.Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.This wasn’t a surprise to those familiar with the artist’s work. An interview from the Guardian in 2011 referred to him as “unsettlingly potent.” For the uninitiated however the explicit lyrics were an eye-opener, especially with children wanting to hear the album of the moment.Enter Tipper Gore, author, advocate and wife of then-Senator Al Gore, who’d bought Purple Rain for her daughter, then aged 11. As “Darling Nikki” played she couldn’t believe what she was hearing.Al and Tipper Gore’s wedding day, May 19, 1970, at the Washington National Cathedral.“The vulgar lyrics embarrassed both of us,” she said, quoted in a USA Today opinion piece from 2016. “At first, I was stunned, but then I got mad! Millions of Americans were buying Purple Rain with no idea what to expect.”An unsuspecting Prince gave rise to the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC). The organization was founded by Tipper Gore, together with Susan Baker, Pam Howard, and Sally Nevius.Their husbands were all tied to government, so the women were branded the “Washington Wives.”Prince performing Purple Rain. Photo by Getty ImagesThe Center itself wasn’t in the mood to be patronized. Its mission was to have potentially offensive albums labeled. They even had their own nickname for those tracks deemed particularly bad – the “Filthy Fifteen.” This dubious Hall of Fame included entries by Madonna (Dress You Up), AC/DC (Let Me Put My Love In You) and Judas Priest (Eat Me Alive).As mentioned in a 2016 article for Spin, the group wanted “guidelines for regulating music deemed sexual, violent, or all-around uncouth, slapping warning labels on anything that fit the bill.” The measures were voluntary, but still unpopular.Tipper Gore, cofounder of the Parents Music Resource Center.In 1985 a hearing took place at the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The political establishment went head to head against the music business. And the latter wasn’t going down the censorship route without a fight.Frank Zappa was one of those who voiced objections. USA Today reported him as saying, “the complete list of PMRC demands reads like an instruction manual for some sinister kind of ‘toilet training program’ to house-break all composers and performers because of the lyrics of a few.”Frank Zappa. Photo by Helge Øverås CC BY 2.5This national conversation resulted in the now-ubiquitous Parental Advisory sticker placed on many albums. Some argue the move placed a stranglehold on the industry. USA Today remarked that “this wasn’t so voluntary…This was the U.S. government regulating media through the threat of legislation, despite the First Amendment’s prohibition against government control of content.”Big outlets such as Walmart began making creative demands on those wanting to display their stock on its shelves. There was a silver lining of sorts, in that the stickers encouraged sales, driven by excited listeners wanting to hear about sex, drugs, and crime.The irony was that Prince ended up embracing society’s conventions by finding religion. “I was anti-authoritarian but at the same time I was a loving tyrant,” he commented in the Guardian interview. “You can’t be both. I had to learn what authority was. That’s what the Bible teaches. The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.”Read another story from us: Final Days of Jimi Hendrix – Theories Surrounding the Early Demise of a Rock LegendHe went on to praise countries with strictly-defined rules, though it’s unclear how far those views went. Quite a turnaround perhaps for the man who once outraged the Gore household with racy lyrics and provocative dance routines.
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5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist “It is now up to all candidates and political parties to abide by the decision expressed by citizens at the polls,” Pena Nieto said Monday, adding that the vote “confirms the strength and validity of our democracy, but also makes clear there are areas of opportunity to perfect the system.”The preliminary count from Baja California, with about 97 percent of the vote, showed National Action’s Francisco “Kiko” Vega ahead with a nearly 3 percentage point lead. But because of technical errors, that count “should not be considered reliable,” said election council spokeswoman Helga Casanova. The more thorough official count will begin Wednesday and conclude Sunday.Vega, who ran in a coalition with the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, had earlier claimed victory, as did the PRI’s candidate, Fernando Castro Trenti.Baja California is especially important to National Action, which has held the governorship since 1989, when its victory was the first recognized opposition win in Mexico’s modern history _ a democratic milepost for a country dominated by Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, from 1929 to 2000. The cat’s campaign managers _ his owners _ asserted in a statement that his real number of votes may have been 8 percent or more of the total, because many precincts also appear to have listed votes for the cat as “void,” a column that included about 5,400 more votes, rather than “unregistered.” That would have placed the black-and-white feline in fourth place in the race, ahead of six other candidates.Hundreds of voters sent photos of their ballots to the cat’s web site, showing their voting cards marked “Morris” and “Morris The Cat.”(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Elections were also held Sunday for state legislators and mayorships in 13 other states after violence-marred campaigns. At least nine candidates, party officials or their family members were killed and others reported being kidnapped or shot at in the runup to the vote.A young political activist was shot to death on election day in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and Camacho claimed that he was a PRI supporter.The causes of most of the attacks are still uncertain. Some fear that drug gangs are asserting their power. Others fear that candidates are being targeted by their rivals.In local races, the PRI appeared to be winning the mayorship of the border city of Tijuana, while National Action was ahead in Mexicali, the Baja California state capital. Further east along the border, National Action was ahead in the cities of Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros.To the south, National Action led in the colonial city of Oaxaca, while the PRI claimed to have won the mayorship of the resort city of Cancun.In the Veracruz state capital of Xalapa, Morris _ a cat whose owners ran him as a write-in candidate for mayor to illustrate disgust with the country’s politicians _ may have won several thousand votes. While electoral authorities simply list write-in votes in a column labeled “unregistered,” and don’t break down who they were for, there were about 3,400 votes in the column by early Monday. That was about 3.5 percent of the votes counted up to that point. No other city in the state showed anywhere near that level of unregistered votes. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement MEXICO CITY (AP) – President Enrique Pena Nieto sought to calm tensions Monday over the still-undecided election for governor of the key Mexican border state of Baja California after both sides claimed victory and authorities said mistakes were made in preliminary vote counts.Complaints over the election in Baja and other states have led the conservative National Action Party to suggest it could pull out of an agreement known as the Pact for Mexico that has become a centerpiece of Pena Nieto’s administration. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments Share National Action lost the presidency itself to the PRI last year, but its leaders joined other major parties in signing the pact to cooperate with Pena Nieto in passing education and telecommunications reform laws. Important challenges remain in tax and energy reform.But National Action officials allege the PRI is returning to its strong-arm tactics of the past, undermining their ability to cooperate.“We are seeing two realities,” National Action leader Gustavo Madero said.“The Pact for Mexico is very civilized, very advanced policy, but on the other hand, when there are elections, it’s back to acting like the 1970s or 80s,” Madero said, referring to an era when the PRI ruled through vote fraud and handouts.Pena Nieto urged continuing support for the pact, saying his government is committed to “continue the dialogue and agreements with all political forces to achieve the reforms needed to consolidate Mexico’s democracy.”PRI leader Cesar Camacho brushed off criticisms of Sunday’s election, saying the voting in most states appeared to be fair. 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Renaissance hotels arrives in Pattaya, Thailand Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced the opening of Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa. The property is owned by The Ninesotel Co., Ltd. and marks the brand’s fourth hotel in the Thai Kingdom.Ideally located in the tranquil Na Jomtien district in the coastal town of Pattaya, Thailand, the Renaissance Pattaya offers a modern aesthetic, sophisticated service and unique programming that reflect the Renaissance brand’s signature approach to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of its guests. The thriving coastal town is renowned for its night life, but is also an oasis in the area of Jomtien that is becoming a firm favorite with couples and families.“For today’s business travelers, it is unexpected experiences that create social currency and interesting cocktail conversation,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand and Marketing, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to provide spontaneous discoverers with exciting opportunities for new, interesting and shareable experiences throughout their stay.”Inspired by the serene beach setting of Na Jomtien and the local fishing village that Pattaya once was, the design of the hotel is fresh, contemporary and playful with touches of the unexpected. Sophisticated use of wood, veneer and metal finishes in organic earthy tones, accented by marine shades of cobalt and gentian blue, brings the feeling of Na Jomtien beach to each space. The use of local Thai silk, cotton, chenille and jute adds a layer of local texture and complements the overall design scheme. Market leading interior design firm, P49 were behind the creative concepts at Renaissance Pattaya. The 257-room Renaissance Pattaya showcases stylish and vibrant interiors, with four room categories available, including chic Pool Villas and spacious Family Suites. Recreational facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a kid’s pool, kid’s club, a 24-hour fitness center; and a luxury spa.Recognizing the demand for fresh ingredients and inspiring culinary creations, the food and beverage outlets at Renaissance Pattaya offer a selection of popular and healthy choices. Guests can choose from all-day dining at 609 Kitchen, or fine cuts served alongside hand-crafted beverages at Pebbles Bar and Grill. Evenings at Renaissance, the bar’s signature program at R-Bar introduces a new guest experience, as each day a different handcrafted cocktail will showcase local tropical ingredient from Lemongrass Mojitos to Coco Martinis.R-Bar creates a relaxing space in the lobby area, where guests can unwind and soak up the buzz of the resort whilst enjoying lite bites.“I am excited to introduce the first Renaissance branded property in Pattaya. The new resort offers the ultimate retreat for guests looking for unexpected and local experiences; all within a stone’s throw from the excitement and energy that Pattaya has to offer,” said Saurabh Kukreja, General Manager, Renaissance Resort and Spa. “I look forward to creating a beyond-the-ordinary experience for our guests that will come alive throughout their stay with us.”With spaces that can accommodate meetings and events for up to 500 people, Renaissance Pattaya is well-poised to establishing itself as a premier destination for meetings and incentives in the region, offering something beyond the unexpected, R.E.N. Meetings will offer groups a non-traditional experience, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events.Opening Welcome OfferRates at Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa start at THB4,200 ++ room only for a Deluxe Room. 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Part of the left lane of the Limassol to Nicosia highway will be closed for repairs on the Yialias river bridge on Thursday, the public works department said.According to an announcement, 700 metres of the left lane of the highway near Nisou will be closed for repairs on the bridge of the Yialias river between 10am and 5.30pm.The other two lanes will be open to traffic.The public works department apologises “for the inevitable discomfort that will be caused” and called on motorists to show understanding and comply with the road signs police instructions.For more information on scheduled works and their impact on traffic: www.traffic4cyprus.org.cyYou May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
By Margaret SmallAMID THE gentle hum of the Bank of Cyprus IT centre on the outskirts of Nicosia, hundreds of bank workers quietly completed a milestone in the history of the lender last weekend when the full integration of now-defunct Laiki bank was completed.On June 8, and seven hours ahead of schedule, the bank completed a three-day round the clock operation of migrating more than a million clients into Bank of Cyprus systems, effectively consigning Laiki, once the island’s second-largest bank, to the annals of history.“This was the first real huge project that the ‘new’ Bank of Cyprus was engaged in. We couldn’t accept failure,” said Aristos Stylianou, chief operations officer at Bank of Cyprus.Aristos Stylianou, chief operations officer at Bank of CyprusUnder terms of a 10 billion euro bailout package extended to Cyprus, Bank of Cyprus was forced to assume assets of Laiki in March 2013, and plug the gap in its own capital shortfalls by seizing customer deposits.From inception and until completion, the three million euro migration process involving an infrastructure upgrade and 60,000 hours of internal testing started in September.“We are talking about 1.1 million clients and accounts and collaterals which had to be transferred. It may not be so big in comparison to Europe, but for Cyprus it was a huge project, the two (bank) components were almost equal,” said Philippos Leandrou, manager of information technology services at Bank of Cyprus.“Normally a project of this magnitude takes between 18 and 24 months,” said Leandrou, whose unit was also instrumental in simultaneously keeping up with ever changing capital controls introduced to prevent a bank run a year ago and calculating the ‘haircut’ on clients’ deposits to keep the bank afloat.In a market where Bank of Cyprus and Laiki were almost head-to-head, the integration means a 70 to 75 per cent increase in Bank of Cyprus volumes.When banks reopened after a long holiday weekend on June 10, systems were totally integrated.“On Friday we started the real thing. We had to do the backups, we had to do the end of day for Laiki because it was a historical event,” said Stylianou.“We had to close all the Laiki accounts, transfer all the balances, do all the reconciliations to make sure we hadn’t lost money on the transfers and we had to do Bank of Cyprus end of day, absorbing all the information, close Laiki and work on the new Bank of Cyprus consolidated programmes,” he said.Former Laiki clients have been given new bank accounts, and customers who were clients of both will be given the option of merging accounts or loans. The replacement of credit cards will be a gradual process over coming months.With the migration behind them, the bank will now shift its focus back to where it should have been before sidelined by the March 2013 events, to the customer.“We had been preoccupied in getting the migration going, but now we have completed this the focus will shift on how we can offer better and uninterrupted support for customers,” Stylianou said.“We owe it to the customers of both banks who have suffered. The bank needed to give out some good signals that we are here, up and running, and ready to take a challenge,” Stylianou said, who lauded the ‘absolute dedication’ of bank staff during the changover.“They worked over a long holiday weekend. I didn’t hear one single complaint,” he said.One of his tasks in a previous post was overseeing the swift removal of Laiki Bank signs less than two months after it was foisted on Bank of Cyprus.“Sometimes the shock treatment is good because it helps people look forward, we needed closure,” he said.Purged of former senior executives and now run by ex-RBS banker John Hourican, the bank was briefly under the control of the Central Bank. Several wealthy Russians whose cash was converted to equity now sit on its board.After the upheaval of the past year and the major transition project behind them, senior executives said they felt the bank was turning a corner. At bank headquarters at Ayia Paraskevi, there is little to display the trauma of the March 2013 events.“I truly believe Cypriots have an ability of not looking back, but looking forward,” said Charis Pouangare, head of BOC’s retail and SME division. “It was a big hit for both banks, our customers and the broader public, but we don’t look back. We haven’t seen people in the streets. The only thing we are focussing on is how to solve the problem, and move forward.”A Bank of Cyprus veteran, Stylianou reminisces how his ground-floor office at headquarters turned into a ‘war room’ at the height of the crisis last year.“I don’t remember when we left. 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