The Indian Test team is gearing up for one last hurrah this home season as they face Australia in the series-deciding fourth Test in Dharamsala on Saturday. Virat Kohli’s team hasn’t lost a single series this season and will be aiming to finish the season on a high.Under Kohli the team has won a record six consecutive Test series starting with the victory in Sri Lanka in 2015, followed by sweeping South Africa 3-0 in the same year. The team then outplayed West Indies in their own backyard, outclassed New Zealand, England and Bangladesh on home soil. (Virat Kohli shouldn’t play if he’s not fit: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)But India faced its toughest challenge in the ongoing series against Australia. After losing the first match by a big margin in Pune, Kohli and his boys bounced back in Bengaluru to level the series. The Aussies then managed to hold on to a draw in Ranchi to setup a thrilling final in Dharamsala.India is just one win away from reclaiming the Border-Gavaskar trophy. India have in the past come back from behind to clinch a Test series on three occasions.India winning a series after being 1-0 down: (3 matches or more) Opponent Season Venue Mts Final Score Sequence England 1972-73 India 5 2-1 Lost, Won, Won, Drawn, Drawn Australia 2000-01 India 3 2-1 Lost, Won, Won Sri Lanka 2015 Sri Lanka 3 2-1 Lost, Won, WonCaptain Kohli would be looking to emulate what Sourav Ganguly did in the historic 2001 Border-Gavaskar series when India lost the first Test in Mumbai but fought back hard to win the next two games in Kolkata and Chennai to clinch the series.advertisementIt wouldn’t be completely wrong to say that the momentum is with India at the moment. They had Australia on the ropes for a better part of the third Test in Ranchi. It was only the partnership between Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh on the last day which helped the Aussies to pull off a draw. (Will play Dharamsala Test only if I’m 100 per cent fit: Virat Kohli)Apart from Kohli, who’s also doubtful to play in the fourth Test, every other Indian batsman is in form while the bowling department is currently being led by No. 1 ranked Ravindra Jadeja, who has taken 21 wickets in the series so far.FIGHTBACK IN SRI LANKAIndia faced a similar situation in Sri Lanka two years back when they lost the first match and then came back to win the remaining two games. That series started India’s outstanding run under Kohli in the longest format and the team has not looked back since then. Indian cricket also saw the emergence of Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin as two of the top Test players in the world. (Australian cricketers get stress-busting tips from Dalai Lama)BOWLERS SHINE AGAINST PROTEASKohli and the rest of the Indian batsmen couldn’t score big runs in the series against South Africa mainly due to the spin friendly conditions on offer on home soil. But Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja sure had a great time as the duo ran through the Proteas’ batting lineup on all three matches. Ajinkya Rahane top-scored in the series with 266 runs in four matches while Ashwin and Jadeja picked up 31 and 23 wickets respectively. India swept the series 3-0 and reclaimed the No. 1 rank as well.KOHLI’S SEASON BEGINSKohli’s pruple patch with the bat started with India’s tour of the West Indies where he scored his maiden double hundred in the first match in North Sound. Kohli ended up with 251 runs in the series to become the highest run-scorer from either side followed by Rahane (243) and KL Rahul (236). Ashwin starred with both bat and ball and was named the Man of the Series for scoring 235 runs and 17 wickets as India won 2-0. Kohli’s team though lost the No. 1 rank as they missed the chance to win the series 3-0 after rain saved the hosts in the final Test. (Test cricket in the foothills of the Himalayas: India, Australia reach their final destination)INDIA RUN THROUGH NEW ZEALAND & ENGLANDThe next two Test series against New Zealand and England saw India perform at their very best. Pujara, Rahane and Kohli led the way with the bat with the captain scoring his second double hundred in Indore while Ashwin (27) and Jadeja (14) were once again the top wicket takers in the series. India face England next and hammered them 4-0 with Kohli amassing 655 runs in the series including a double ton in Mumbai while Ashwin and Jadeja picked up 28 and 26 wickets respectively.advertisementKohli finished the year with 1215 runs in 12 matches at an average of 75.93 with three double hundreds while Ashwin, with a record 72 wickets and 612 runs including two tons, ended the year as the highest wicket taker in Test cricket for the second successive time. Jadeja wasn’t far behind either with 43 wickets in nine matches. (Australia meet Dalai Lama ahead of Dharamsala Test)2017 BEGINS WITH KOHLI’S FOURTH DOUBLE TONKohli started the new year with his fourth double hundred in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad where India won by 208 runs. Kohli became the first batsman in the world to score four double tons in consecutive series but unfortunately could not carry forward his form in the Border-Gavaskar series.But even without Kohli and Ashwin struggling for form, Team India has been able to stay in the series and now push for victory in Dharamsala thanks to the amazing form that Jadeja, Pujara and Umesh Yadav are in. A long and gruelling season is finally coming to an end and India will be looking to give it their all one last time at the scenic HPCA stadium and end on a winning note.
I just read the new book, 3D Philanthropy by Fraser Green. It’s a useful tour of the essentials of connecting with donors on three levels: head, heart and soul.It’s also a timely reminder of how we get in our own way as fundraisers. We may think we’re saying the right things, but our words often destroy the emotional bonds we want to strengthen.Green has a great list of mood-killing words that get in the way of connection with real people. Stay away from these words when you describe your work to donors in 2012!1. Capacity2. Empower3. Enhance4. Indigenous5. Partnership6. Development7. Systemic8. Community9. Innovation10. Superlative11. Outcomes12. Support13. Sustainable14. Resources15. Dignity16. Facilitate17. Diversity18. FosteringThese terms are especially deadly in combination:“Sustainable development”“Facilitating outcomes”“Indigenous capacity-building”I once worked for an organization that referred to “lactating women” rather than “nursing mothers.” Words should ignite the heart, not glaze over the eyes.
The Oppo Find X is official, and it’s every bit as futuristic as it was touted to be prior to launch. The Find X, is indeed, an all screen and no bezel phone. Or at least, the closest that it can get to realizing this dream in the current scenario. The Find X achieves this by taking forward things that Vivo started with its recently launched X21, and adding all sorts of crazy to it, down to the T. The Find X, to begin with, has a whopping 93.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio.And how does it go about achieving such a ridiculous amount of screen real estate? Well, for one, it does not have a notch nor a prominent chin. One wonders how things would be if Oppo had somehow managed to removed that wee bit of chin like the Apple iPhone X, as well. But that’s alright. The Find X is the craziest bit of technology we’ve seen coming out of China off late — after the Vivo Nex — and because Oppo is fairly active in India, chances are the Find X may come to India as well. The fact that the phone supports global LTE bands and will be sold in the US and Europe — a first for Oppo — adds credence to the fact that Oppo isn’t looking for China exclusivity with the Find X. But more on that later. The Find X, as crazy as it is, features an all-glass front and back. A completely clean front and back. There are no physical buttons. Or cameras. That’s right, the Find X does not ship with conventional cameras. Instead it features a motorized system that pops out every time you need the cameras, or face unlock. The system is similar to the pop-out system found on the Vivo Nex only in the case of the Find X, it involves both the front and rear cameras that sit nestled inside the glass sandwich and pop out only when you want them to. Oppo says that the system can pop out in just 0.5 seconds which is pretty nice, although it must be noted, that such a system that’s dependant on moving parts would be prone to wear and tear over time.advertisementIt is missing out on a trick or two though. The Find X does not have a fingerprint scanner and instead supports only 3D facial recognition. It does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.Rest of its spec-sheet is pretty high-end. The Find X comes with a 6.4-inch 1080p+ display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The dual-SIM phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Colour OS and is backed by a 3,730 mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging. The phone sports a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 16MP camera and another 20MP shooter. On the front, the Find X comes with a 25MP camera.Price and availabilityThe Oppo Find X has been launched at a ridiculously high price tag of 999 Euros which roughly translates to Rs 78,699. It will be available in two colour options: Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue. Oppo is also launching a limited edition of the Find X in collaboration with luxury car maker Lamborghini. The special edition smartphone will have a textured carbon fiber back with a Lamborghini logo etched in, and also Super VOOC charging support out-of-the-box. The Lamborghini edition of the Oppo Find X will cost buyers 1,699 Euros which roughly translates to Rs 1,33,913.
MS Dhoni on Saturday became the first Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 catches in one-day internationals (ODIs).He achieved the feat when he took Jos Buttler’s catch off Umesh Yadav’s bowling in the 37th over of the second ODI of the three-match series against England at Lord’s.The 37-year-old, who is playing his 320th ODI, needed two catches to achieve the landmark before the match. His 299th catch was of Ben Stokes, who got out to Hardik Pandya.Dhoni is the fourth wicket-keeper to reach the 300-catch mark after former Australian player Adam Gilchrist (417), South Africa’s March Boucher (402) and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (383).INDIA vs ENGLAND, 2ND ODI: LIVEDhoni also has 107 stumpings to his names in ODIs, the highest by any wicket-keeper. He’s also the only glovesman to have recorded over 100 stumpings in the 50-over format.The former Indian captain also recently became the first wicket-keeper to take 50 catches in Twenty-20 Internationals during India’s third T20I against England in Bristol. In the match, Dhoni took the catches of Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Plunkett. In the process, he also became the first player to take five catches in an innings of a T20I.The veteran cricketer could also become the fourth Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly to score 10,000 ODI runs in ODIs, on Saturday. He needs just 33 runs to reach the landmark.Dhoni has scored 9,967 runs in ODIs so far at an average of 51.37 and strike rate of 88.40.advertisement
Liverpool Liverpool favourite You’ll Never Walk Alone wins Thailand’s The Voice on day of win over Man City Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:39 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool Liverpool v Manchester City Manchester City Premier League Videos Jurgen Klopp’s side picked up a vital win over the Premier League leaders on Sunday, the same day the club’s favourite song took over Thai television Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Manchester City on Sunday sparked celebrations around Anfield so wild that many would have thought they could be heard around the world.That was almost the case in Thailand where, on the day of the Reds’ big win over the Premier League leaders, the supporters’ iconic chant You’ll Never Walk Alone dominated television.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were among the goals in a big win for the Reds and, like always, their favourite song was given a big rendition. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But, on Thailand’s version of The Voice, the song became more of a reason to celebrate than a method, as contestant Benjamin James Dooley made it his choice in the knockout round of the competition.Dooley said he picked the well-known hit because it is a “good song” and the jury seemed to agree as they clapped wildly and declared him the winner.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Eknath Shinde Tuesday said over 2,400 people in the state have died of HIV infection in the past one year. He was responding to a question raised by Shiv Sena MLA Vilas Potnis. “Between April 1 last year and February this year, 2,460 people have died (of HIV infection) in Maharashtra. However, the government has not stopped the process of carrying out determination tests of suspected people. The required funding for the scheme is still on,” Shinde said. There has been no delay in implementation of any measure laid down by the National Aids Society of India, said Shinde.
TORONTO – Ontario’s first balanced budget in a decade is being released this afternoon and is expected to contain new money to benefit seniors, students, parents, caregivers and patients.The deficit-free fiscal plan gives the province’s Liberal government some room to bring in new spending as it heads into an election year.In a speech this week, Premier Kathleen Wynne said her plan has fairness at its heart and her approach is not to cut services, taxes and regulations and hope the results will trickle down to Ontarians.Finance Minister Charles Sousa has already announced the budget will include a public transit tax credit for seniors, and what he calls a “booster shot” for health care.The government has also already indicated there will be funding to increase respite services for people who act as caregivers to friends and family members, money for child-care spaces, a student job training placement initiative, investments in innovation, and money for affordable housing.But even with a balanced budget this year, Ontario will still have debt of more than $300 billion.In 2016-17, interest on debt was the province’s fourth-largest spending area, with $11.4 billion of interest on approximately $317 billion of debt.The province’s net debt has tripled since the Liberals came to power. In the last budget presented by the Progressive Conservatives before the 2003 election, the debt was about $110 billion. The overall size of the budget, meanwhile, has not quite doubled: from $71 billion in 2003 to $134 billion last year.In that time, the net-debt-to-GDP ratio has grown from about 27 per cent to about 40 per cent. The Liberal government has said it would like to get that ratio back down to the pre-recession levels of 27 per cent.
OTTAWA — In Canada’s largest city, raw sewage flows into Lake Ontario so often, Toronto tells people they should never swim off the city’s beaches for least two days after it rains.Across the country in Mission, B.C., a three-decade-old pipe that carries sewage under the Fraser River to a treatment plant in Abbotsford is so loaded operators can’t even slip a camera inside it to look for damage. If that pipe bursts, it will dump 11 million litres of putrid water from area homes and businesses into a critical salmon habitat every day it isn’t fixed.While climate change is dominating the environmental conversations leading into the federal election campaign, politicians who show plans to stop the dumping of toxic, feces-laden sludge into Canada’s waterways will be very welcome, particularly by the municipal governments for whom the problem is a daily fight.Mission Mayor Pam Alexis said she is “absolutely hopeful” wastewater will become an election issue, as her city races against time to keep its pipe from bursting.The Conservatives and the Greens have both promised to end sewage dumping, though neither party has said exactly how. The NDP is promising a national freshwater strategy, building on a private member’s bill introduced by Essex, Ont., MP Tracey Ramsey in April. Part of that bill calls for an evaluation of Canada’s wastewater infrastructure in light of the impact of climate change.The Liberals have not yet released their environment promises. In government, they set aside $2 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure, and since 2016 have approved $1.5 billion for 1,452 projects, everything from new sewers and lagoons to treatment-plant upgrades and dam repairs.Conservative environment critic Ed Fast said his party’s plan will involve infrastructure programs.“All I can say is that a Conservative government will place a higher priority on addressing this very critical problem for our environment than the Liberals have placed on it,” Fast said. “We continue to see significant amounts of raw sewage being dumped into our waterways and that has to stop. The status quo is no longer acceptable.”Environment Canada says between 2013 and 2017, more than one trillion litres of untreated wastewater are known to have leaked or been purposely dumped. The department says 2018 data isn’t ready for release.The actual amount is higher because although Environment Canada requires municipalities to monitor and report how much untreated waste goes into waterways, many still don’t.Often, that happens in communities with older systems that carry household waste and stormwater in the same pipes; when rain or a lot of melting snow overwhelms such systems, they’re usually designed to vent the diluted sewage into the nearest waterway.In 2012 the Conservatives set tough new standards for treating wastewater, which take effect between 2020 and 2040 for different types of systems.The Federation of Canadian Municipalities estimates the cost just to meet those standards is close to $18 billion. It would cost even more to fix city sewer systems so they aren’t constantly leaking raw wastewater when it rains.Last fall Toronto started a $3-billion wastewater system project intended to stop raw sewage from leaking when it rains. City water department officials say it will take until 2038 to finish if Toronto has to fund it all alone. If the province and federal government agree to help it can be completed in 2030, keeping billions of untreated waste out of Lake Ontario.Toronto says in 2018 more than 7.1 billion litres of raw sewage leaked into Lake Ontario and other waterways, because the combined sewer and storm water system can’t handle the capacity during rainstorms.The City of Ottawa says it’s a year away from finishing a giant underground tunnel meant to contain sewage overflows in all but the most extreme cases. The four-year project is costing more than $230 million and it’s only part of a decade-long effort. Montreal notoriously dumped eight billion litres of sewage into the St. Lawrence River in 2015, just after the last election, because a major pipe needed repairs and there was nothing else to do with the waste.Mayor Alexis in Mission says the cost of her city’s pipe-replacement project ballooned from $8 million to $32 million, in large part because of delays and additional requirements put on the project during the permitting process. The federal government agreed to contribute half the original cost, but the city has had to reapply for more money and is still waiting, almost a year later, for a response.Alexis says the sewer pipe is also about affordable housing, an issue all major parties know is key for Vancouver-area voters. Alexis said Mission is one of the last Lower Mainland communities where housing isn’t overly expensive, and its population has grown 25 per cent in less than a decade. But without a new sewer pipe that growth has to stop, she said, which is driving up home prices there, too.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press
Liang acknowledged that China-Sri Lanka friendship has a long history and was deeply rooted among people. The two countries have similar historical situations and wide common interests.“The two countries’ relations have witnessed smooth development and we have made remarkable achievements since we entered diplomatic relations 55 years ago,” Liang said. Liang said the Chinese side hopes to work together with Sri Lanka to consolidate the friendship, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and improve communication and cooperation between the two armies. Liang expressed thanks for Sri Lanka’s solid support on China’s core interests. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said that China will continue to support Sri Lanka’s efforts in safeguarding state independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and realizing social and economic development.Liang made the remarks when meeting with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary of the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. Gotabaya said China-Sri Lanka ties have kept a healthy and smooth development. He expressed thanks for China’s support in the process of Sri Lanka ending civil war and pushing reconstruction and development. (Xinhua)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AECL victory over Nordion pushes down nuclear medicine company’s stock by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 10, 2012 5:52 pm MDT OTTAWA – Shares of Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN) plunged more than 35 per cent on Monday after the Ottawa-based nuclear medicine company lost a long-standing battle with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.An arbitrator ruled against Nordion by a two-to-one margin, ending the three-year fight over the Maple nuclear reactors that AECL decided to mothball, citing a design flaw that Nordion argued was manageable.“It was our clear objective to protect our shareholders’ investment in the Maple facilities,” Nordion chief executive Steve West said in a statement that noted the company may also be responsible for a portion of AECL’s costs as a result of the decision.“We intend to fully examine the implications of the decision and assess options for our future courses of action regarding this matter and long-term supply.”Following the decision, Nordion said it would suspend its quarterly dividend and stop buying back shares on its stock buyback plan.Nordion also cautioned that while the arbitration decision does not prevent its ongoing lawsuit against AECL under its Isotope Production Facilities Agreement, a majority on the arbitration panel found there was no breach of contract.As a result, the IPFA court claim may be substantially less than the $1.6 billion Nordion is currently claiming, the company said.Nordion shares closed down $3.82 at $6.64 on the Toronto Stock Exchange after trading as low as $5.38.RBC Capital Markets analyst Douglas Miehm cut his rating on Nordion’s stock to underperform from outperform and slashed his price target to $8 from $11.“The arbitrators decision was surprising, but the full terms of the 2006 agreement were never fully disclosed so it was always difficult to be completely confident in Nordion’s case,” Miehm wrote in a report to clients.“While we were anticipating a ruling in favour of Nordion, the arbitrators determined that the specific terms of the agreement (unknown to public) precluded the claims against AECL.”The twin Maple reactors had been planned as major source of isotopes used in medical imaging, once a highly profitable global business for Nordion.However, the project was over budget and years behind schedule when AECL decided to pull the plug on the Maple reactors before they went into service.Nordion problems got worse when AECL’s old NRU reactor was shut down for extensive repairs, cutting off the company’s main source of nuclear isotopes.“AECL will be reviewing and analysing carefully all aspects of the decision to ensure a thorough understanding of the implications. Both AECL and Nordion are bound by confidentiality obligations relating to the arbitration process, including the details of the decision,” AECL said Monday.Tamra Benjamin, Nordion’s vice-president for public and government relations, said the arbitration decision leaves Nordion open to pursue its ongoing lawsuit against AECL in the Ontario courts.“Our strategic priority continues to be optimizing the medical isotopes business,” Benjamin said.“We continue to plan to evaluate alternate sources of long-term supply and are now able to pursue those sources knowing that such isotope capacity will not be coming on line from the Maple reactors.”Nordion is Canada’s seller of medical isotopes that are used in cancer tests and treatment as well as medical imaging.The company’s main supplier of medical isotopes, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s National Research Universal reactor in Chalk River, Ont. returned to service in May after a planned 30-day maintenance shutdown.There was a global shortage of medical isotopes when the federally-owned NRU reactor was shut down in 2009 because of a leak that took more than a year to repair.The shortage caused a political furor and raised concerns by doctors and other health professionals about the availability of medical tests for Canadians.For the three months ended July 31, Nordion reported a profit of $12.3 million or 20 cents per share on $67.1 million in revenue. That was up from a loss of $4.1 million or six cents per share on $66.8 million in revenue a year earlier.In August, Nordion announced an internal investigation into potential improper payments or other possible violations of anti-corruption laws in the U.S. and Canada focused on a foreign supplier and “related parties.”
Baseball is, fundamentally, a game of probabilities — measurable probabilities. We can estimate the likelihood that a player will get a hit based on all kinds of factors — whether he bats right- or left-handed, whether the pitcher is right- or left-handed, the size of the ballpark, the quality of the defense on the field, and many other variables. Hell, we can do even better than that. Using the prevailing run-scoring environment of any era, we can determine the average number of runs likely to score using any permutation of runners on base, and outs.All of this information has made playing armchair manager even more enticing for fans. But those seeking instant justice with their run expectancy matrices have been disappointed this postseason. The 2014 playoffs have been wild, defying logic at every turn, with game after game delivering spectacularly implausible (and spectacularly exciting!) happenings. Mike Matheny leaves Matt Adams in the fifth spot against Clayton Kershaw even though Adams is as threatening as a sedated tortoise against southpaws … and Big City blasts one of the biggest homers of the postseason. Ned Yost chooses the worst of about seven options with the game on the line in the sixth inning of the wild-card game … and lives to tell about it, thanks largely to a power surge that’s propelled a Kansas City Royals team that wasn’t known for its home runs to an improbable 6-0 mark in the playoffs.The St. Louis Cardinals’ win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the NLCS came in one of the wildest games yet, a nerve-jangling joyride that featured gripping action and also lots of head-scratching decisions by both managers. A few of those decisions blew up in the faces of Bruce Bochy and Matheny. But many more worked out perfectly, reminding us of one immutable fact about playoff baseball, or really any baseball: Anything can happen in a short amount of time, even events that turn numbers inside out.Let’s run through Sunday night’s madness, looking at nine of the game’s biggest junctures, what each manager should have done based on the math, and what actually happened:SITUATION: Bottom of the fourth, runners on first and second, nobody out, Yadier Molina at bat, Cardinals lead 1-0. Should the Cards bunt?DECISION: Molina lays down a bunt, sacrificing the runners to second and third.THE MATH SAYS: All things equal, he shouldn’t have bunted. Tom Tango’s run expectancy matrix shows that a team would be expected to score an average of 1.48 runs with runners on first and second and nobody out, vs. 1.38 runs with runners on second and third and one out. (The relevant box to look at is the one labeled 1969-1992, because 2014 offensive levels are roughly in line with that period.1Baseball Prospectus does offer a run expectancy chart specifically for 2014, though single-year charts can occasionally produce funky results.) And this assumes that Molina was guaranteed to lay down a successful sacrifice, when, of course, there was no guarantee that he would. Then again, we can turn this around and note that Molina might’ve been playing hurt (he would leave the game after injuring his oblique in his next at-bat), so maybe he bunted on his own accord. All things considered, this was a fairly minor tactical error, if that.RESULT: After the sacrifice was successful, Bochy ordered an intentional walk of Kolten Wong. Randal Grichuk then came through with an RBI single. But with pitcher Lance Lynn up next (more on that in a second), the inning bogged down and St. Louis managed just one run.SITUATION: Bottom of the fourth, bases loaded, one out, Lynn due up to hit. Should the Cardinals pinch-hit and lose Lynn, or keep the starter in the game?DECISION: Now up 2-0, Matheny declines to pinch-hit for his starting pitcher.THE MATH SAYS: This was more of a judgment call. Lynn was pitching well, and this year he got better as games went on. Per Baseball-Reference.com, opposing hitters batted .262/.303/.404 in their first crack at Lynn during 2014 games, .226/.319/.339 their second time up, and .231/.310/.332 their third time. Still, the Cardinals had a chance to break the game open in this spot and shouldn’t have worried about a substitution. St. Louis has a deep bullpen with a day off Monday.RESULT: Lynn flied out (not deep enough to drive in a run), leaving the inning up to Matt Carpenter.SITUATION: Bottom of the fourth, bases loaded, two outs, Carpenter up, Giants starter Jake Peavy still pitching. Should he stay in the game?DECISION: Despite having one of the most effective lefty specialists in baseball (Javier Lopez) at his disposal, Bochy leaves Peavy in to pitch to Carpenter, with the game more or less on the line.THE MATH SAYS: Lopez was warmed up and the better pitcher for the moment. Left-handed hitters batted just .194/.248/.290 against the left-handed Lopez this season, and just .210/.290/.300 for the duration of Lopez’s 12-year career. Peavy, a right-hander, has splits that are significantly worse against left-handed batters. Moreover, Peavy would be facing the seventh hitter of a high-stress inning, increasing his likelihood of fatigue and lowering his likelihood of success. He was also due up fourth in the top of the fifth.RESULT: Carpenter flied out weakly to center. No damage done.SITUATION: Top of the sixth, runner on second, two outs, Hunter Pence up, Cardinals lead 2-1. Who should pitch?DECISION: Matheny leaves Lynn in to pitch to Pence.THE MATH SAYS: This was also a judgment call. You’ve got those numbers in Lynn’s favor as a pitcher who often fares better as he gets deeper into games. The only reason the Giants had a runner on second is because, after Lynn fanned the first two batters of the inning, Pablo Sandoval hit a dying quail that landed just fair and bounced into the seats down the left-field line for a ground-rule double. Meanwhile, the Giants had a righty-on-righty matchup with Pence at the plate, and no pitch-count issues or obvious signs of fatigue for Lynn. You can argue that Matheny erred by not trying to step on the Giants’ necks in the fourth by pinch-hitting for his pitcher. But by this point, leaving Lynn in was a defensible move.RESULT: Pence lines a single to center, scoring the tying run.SITUATION: Bottom of the seventh, nobody on, one out, Cardinals’ pitcher’s spot due up. Which Giant should pitch to the Cardinals’ pinch-hitter?DECISION: Bochy sticks with right-handed reliever Jean Machi to pitch to lefty-swinging Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras.THE MATH SAYS: This was a scream at your TV moment even before the result. Lopez the lefty-killer was warmed up here, too, and would’ve been a nightmarish matchup for Taveras, a gifted prospect who’s a free swinger and has a minor-league track record of hitting righties much better than lefties. Also, the next two batters due for the Cardinals were Carpenter (whom Matheny was certainly going to leave in the game) and Jon Jay (not quite a lock to stay in the game but likely to do so). Even if Bochy brought Lopez in and Matheny countered by subbing for Taveras, Bochy would’ve knocked the Cardinals’ most dangerous pinch-hitter out of the game without Taveras ever getting to bat. Lopez then would’ve faced a weak right-handed hitter like Peter Bourjos or Pete Kozma before the next two left-handed batters came up. Machi’s not a bad pitcher, but there was no good reason to leave him in to face Taveras, even after acknowledging the rookie’s struggles this season.RESULT:Your browser does not support iframes.… and then Bochy brought in Lopez to face Carpenter and Jay anyway.SITUATION: Bottom of the eighth, nobody on, one out, the Cardinals’ Adams due up. Who should pitch to him?DECISION: Bochy sticks with rookie right-hander Hunter Strickland to face Adams.THE MATH SAYS: Strickland wasn’t ideal. This was partly a math issue, but even more so a scouting issue. Although Strickland throws a fastball that can touch triple digits, he’d also been a gopher ball machine this postseason, serving up three home runs to three left-handed hitters in three innings last series against the Nats.2One of those three bombs came from Asdrubal Cabrera, who’s a switch-hitter who batted lefty against Strickland. Granted, the next two batters due up for St. Louis were right-handed hitters. And Bochy had already used Jeremy Affeldt and Lopez, his two big lefty arms out of the pen. But Strickland had shown last round that lefties can smash his straight heat, and Adams certainly had the ability to do the same. Lights-out swingman Yusmeiro Petit, closer Santiago Casilla3It should be noted that most managers would be reluctant to break from closer orthodoxy to the point that they’d summon their closer with one out in the eighth, on the road, with nobody on base and a tie game. … the Giants had multiple pitchers whom you’d have trusted more than Strickland in this spot.RESULT:Your browser does not support iframes.SITUATION: Cardinals lead 4-3 going into the top of the ninth. Should Matheny make defensive substitutions?DECISION: Matheny decides not to replace Jay in center field with Bourjos.THE MATH SAYS: Bourjos is an all-world defender and a big defensive upgrade over Jay. From Bill Buckner to Nelson Cruz, we’ve seen all too painfully what can happen when managers get lazy and don’t pull bad glove men out of the game in big spots. Matheny has to bring Bourjos into the game in this spot. Otherwise, why bother carrying the guy on your playoff roster? Given the simplicity of the move involved, this was one of the worst decisions by either manager in a game full of puzzlers.RESULT: The Giants’ Andrew Susac lines a one-out single to center, starting a rally that leads to the Giants scoring the tying run. Bourjos would’ve had a tough play to catch Susac’s liner. But he almost certainly would’ve taken a better stab at it than Jay did, as the starting center fielder took a couple of tentative steps in, then just let the ball bounce in front of him for a hit.SITUATION: 4-4 tie, top of the ninth, bases loaded, two outs, Sandoval up. Who should pitch to him?DECISION: Matheny pulls his struggling closer Trevor Rosenthal after two singles, two walks and one costly wild pitch allow the Giants to tie the game and load the bases in pursuit of the go-ahead run. In place of Rosenthal, Matheny summons right-hander Seth Maness.THE MATH SAYS: Maness does have more experience, both as a reliever and in general, than the man who was warming up alongside him in the ninth, rookie starter/swingman Marco Gonzales. Still, Gonzales had recent experience pitching in big relief spots, having posted 4.1 shutout innings of relief between the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Game 1 of the NLCS against the Giants. More importantly, Sandoval is a much better hitter against righties (.317/.363/.461 this year, .304/.357/.493 for his career) than he is against lefties (.199/.244/.319 this year, .270/.317/.391 for his career). By the numbers, Gonzales was the right call, and the decision had a chance to decide the Cardinals’ entire season, given the circumstances.RESULT: Sandoval grounded right back to Maness, ending the inning and dousing the threat. Matheny made the wrong call, and Maness saved the season anyway.SITUATION: 4-4 tie, bottom of the ninth, Cardinals’ hitters No. 7, 8 and 9 due up. Who should come out of the Giants’ bullpen?DECISION: Bochy brings former closer/erratic setup man Sergio Romo into the game.THE MATH SAYS: Casilla and Petit, by the numbers, were both better options to enter the game than was Romo. Then again, whoever was coming in for the bottom of the ninth did have the bottom of the order coming up, and you can make a case for preserving Casilla for tougher competition and having Petit available to serve as a multi-inning-shutdown guy later, the way Bochy did when he rode Petit for six shutout innings in the Giants’ 18-inning win over Washington in Game 2 of the NLDS. Even with those other factors on the table, the best practice for bullpen use that late in the game should be to make sure a team uses its best guys, instead of trying to get cute with lesser pitchers. Hold Romo back as something closer to a last resort and hope the game never even gets to him while riding more reliable options like Casilla and Petit in the here and now.RESULT: Walkoff city.Your browser does not support iframes.Nine different decisions, all of which could have (and in most cases should have) been handled differently based on the probabilities at hand. Yet in the end, both managers got away with multiple suboptimal decisions. The game wasn’t decided by tactics, but it was still a thriller that came down to four homegrown left-handed hitters going yard for the Cardinals in the same game. Those four blasts mean that the Cards have launched one homer for every 16.8 at-bats this postseason, the third-best home-run rate of any playoff team in history. This for a club that ranked last in the National League in long balls during the regular season.As Yankees broadcaster John Sterling has long reminded us, you can’t predict baseball. That’s what makes the game so maddening. And so delightful.CORRECTION (Oct. 13, 2:26 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated that Matt Adams hit cleanup when he faced Clayton Kershaw during the fourth game of the National League Division Series. He hit fifth in the lineup.
MEXICO CITY — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people.But it was the rescue operation at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where 25 people including 21 children perished, that was seen as emblematic of Mexicans’ rush to save survivors before time runs out.Helmeted workers spotted the girl buried in the debris early Wednesday and shouted to her to move her hand if she could hear. She did, and a rescue dog was sent inside to confirm she was alive.Hours later the crews were still laboring to free her, as images of the rescue effort were broadcast on TV screens nationwide. Workers in neon vests and helmets used ropes, pry-bars and other tools, frequently calling on the anxious parents and others gathered around to be silent while they listened for any other voices from beneath the school.At one point, the workers lowered a sensitive microphone inside the rubble to scan for any noise or movement. A rescuer said they thought they had located someone, but it wasn’t clear who.
Jadon Sancho may not put on the jersey of Manchester City again, according to Pep Guardiola.Sancho, 18, made his England debut at Croatia over the international break after impressing at Borussia Dortmund off the bench.Guardiola, however, doubts Sancho return to the Etihad Stadium after leaving in 2017.“I don’t know, in football, you never say no, but I don’t know,’ Guardiola revealed to Daily Mail. ‘I think when he decided to move on from here it is because he doesn’t want to be here.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“When he doesn’t want to be here I think he’s not looking forward to coming back here. That is what I think right now. Maybe in the future — new club, new managers — but I don’t know.“We know what we have done with Jadon. We did absolutely everything and he decided to move on to Germany so all the best. He’s doing really well.“He’s started his career and hopefully he can achieve what he was looking for. It’s a good sign for England that players are going there because it’s important for the future. I’m glad he’s playing well.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured a man snatching a woman’s purse in the middle of the sidewalk in Miami.Video shows the man on a bike approaching a woman walking near Southwest Eighth Street and South Miami Avenue on July 6.Seconds later, the man snatched the woman’s purse, knocking her to the ground.After a brief struggle, the man made off with the woman’s wallet.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
But, not all of the residents in the Kenai Peninsula are accustomed to regular drills and tsunami threats. Here are some things to know; a tsunami watch means a tsunami is possible and you should be prepared; a tsunami warning is issued when a tsunami is imminent and you should move to high ground immediately. Appropriate actions to be taken by local officials may include the evacuation of low-lying coastal areas, and warnings may be updated, adjusted geographically, downgraded, or canceled. To provide the earliest possible alert. After a few intense hours, the tsunami warning was canceled, allowing people to return home from shelters. There were no immediate reports of damage, not even on Kodiak Island, the closest land to the epicenter of the magnitude 8.0 quake that struck at 12:32 a.m. Nelson: “Kenai Peninsula tsunami risks are our coastal communities. On the Eastern side of the Peninsula it’s Seward, and Resurrection Bay. On the South side it’s Homer and Kachemak Bay communities.” According to Nelson, one of the big things that folks need to understand about tsunami warnings is that all areas North of Anchor Point in the Central Peninsula typically do have tsunami potential. Some Alaskans are accustomed to tsunami threats and to regular drills, the early morning alert that made cellphone alarms go off still created some fretful moments. The phone message read: “Emergency Alert. Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland.” Warnings alert the public that dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after initial arrival. Warnings alert emergency management officials to take action for the entire tsunami hazard zone. Follow the evacuation order issued by authorities and evacuate immediately. Take your animals with you.Move to high ground or inland and away from water immediately.Stay away from the beach. Never go down to the beach to watch a tsunami come in. If you can see the wave you are too close to escape it. CAUTION – If there is noticeable recession in water away from the shoreline this is nature’s tsunami warning and it should be heeded. You should move away immediately.Save yourself – not your possessions. Dan Nelson, with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Emergency Management: “The communities of Homer and Seward participate in tsunami ready programs, so there are evacuation routes assigned for people to get to higher ground. For instance, in Homer one of the assembly points is often Homer High School, which is above the bluff and has significant elevation for a safe place for people to go. Similarly in Seward, at the Seward High School is the same above the old town site. When that warning goes out people in those low lying areas need to head for higher ground. In our areas here that would include places like Homer Spit, and small boat harbors those types of areas that are very near the water.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A powerful earthquake struck off the island of Kodiak early this morning, prompting a tsunami threat that sent people living along the state’s southern coast fleeing for higher ground, including large portions of the Kenai Peninsula. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-what-to-do-on-the-Kenai.mp3VmJennifer-on-what-to-do-on-the-Kenai.mp300:00RPd
Tirumala: Tollywood actor and YSRCP leader Mohan Babu have visited the Tirumala Tirupati temple on Saturday. Speaking to media, Mohan Babu expressed that under CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy the people are seeing the good governance in the state. He also said that after fulfilling his desire of seeing YS Jagan as Chief Minister, today he has visited the Lord after one and half year. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us Mohan Babu, along with his family members, has Darshan the Lord and offered special prayers at the temple. Along with the actor, Gali Janardhana Reddy and former Home Secretary Duggal also visited the temple. As its the weekend, the devotees rush is continuing at the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. All queue compartments are packed with the devotees. For Sarva Darshan, its taking 20 hours and for Time slot, Walk, Special Darshan its taking 3 hours.
December 18, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. We sifted through the data to determine the top 10 stories that generated the most buzz this year. Our most-viewed stories covered everything from psychological tips on staying focused and positive, to practical advice on improving your writing and hiring a tax accountant, to the songs famous entrepreneurs turn to when they need to get inspired.Check out our countdown of Entrepreneur.com’s top stories of 2013.10. How to Design a Marketing StrategyThe business world may be complex, but your marketing strategy doesn’t have to be. The founder of guerilla marketing and his wife and business partner break down how you can create an effective action plan.9. The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get Up EarlyWaking up earlier can make you more productive – here’s how to turn yourself into a morning person.8. The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small BusinessOur writer looks at the hottest industries for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.7. How to Train Your Brain to Stay PositiveThree tips to help you keep an optimistic outlook when faced with the challenges of running a business.6. 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax AccountantA good accountant does more than just crunch the numbers. Here’s what to ask to find the best one.5. 10 Words to Cut From Your WritingWant to improve your printed and online content? Chop these words.4. Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot IndustriesFrom digital forensic services to online shoe sales, a rundown of industries we were watching in 2013.3. Bounce Back: The Inspiration Playlists of Multimillionaire EntrepreneursFrom Spanx founder Sara Blakely to skateboard icon Tony Hawk, hear what music inspires high-profile entrepreneurs to quickly shift their mindset and face challenges.2. How to Train Your Brain to Stay FocusedThree tips to help you to block out distractions and get things done.1. Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and InspirationMarketing guru, bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Seth Godin shares how he developed his devoted following without breaking a sweat. Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals A PayScale report ranked computer science careers among some of the most in-demand and lucrative professions in the United States. But recent figures on high-school students who took the College Board’s Advanced Placement Computer Science exam last year paint a picture of a field that is failing to progress with the times.For one, there were two states — Mississippi and Montana — where not a single female, African American or Hispanic student took the AP Computer Science exam. In fact, in Montana, only 11 students total took the exam, as not one high school in the state offered courses in AP computer science. Perhaps most alarming: In Wyoming, no students took the Computer Science exam at all.Related: This Entrepreneur Wants Girls to Think Engineering Is AwesomeTo break it down:No females took the exam in Mississippi, Montana, and Wyoming11 states had no black students take the exam: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming8 states had no Hispanic students take the exam: Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and WyomingOf the 29,555 U.S. students who took the test in 2013:13,711 were white males; 2,348 were white females1,090 black students2,408 Hispanics8,475 Asians5,485 total females66% of the 29,555 students passed the testWith computer science slated to become all the more important to our growth as a nation, some leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are trying to break down the barriers to entry for these underrepresented groups. Here are four ways they are trying to encourage greater participation and access across races and gender in the computer science field.Juan Gilbert, PhD, is an advocate of diversity in computer science.1. Cultural perspectives need a reboot. When professor Juan Gilbert, chair of the human-centered computing school at Clemson University, visits grade schools, kids are often surprised by his line of work. “They’re baffled because I’m African-American,” he says.”A survey actually showed that middle school kids view people in this field as white males who have ugly wives,” Gilbert says. “But the challenge with combatting these stereotypes is that this discipline needs more role models.”Gilbert, who holds the Presidential Endowed Chair in Computing, is conducting his own study on whether society could change how youths view computer science. He had kids watch LabDaze.com, an online reality series featuring his predominantly black students and faculty. His study will follow the young kids over time to see if they later pursue computer science courses.”Will it break down stereotypes? We’ll be visiting schools in Atlanta and Charlotte to find out,” Gilbert says.Jan Cuny of the National Science FoundationImage credit: Steve Robinson/NSF 2. A lack of access to technology is not the problem.Gilbert says the public mistakenly blames the disparity on a lack of computer science labs in low-income schools. “Chemistry and physics require labs and specialized equipment that you could find at a majority of schools across the country,” Gilbert says. “The real problem is not a lack of access; it’s a lack of teachers.”Gilbert says a teacher can get an education certificate in English, algebra, biology, and history – but not in computer science. He says an absence of focused educators in this subject is the real crux of the problem.Jan Cuny, program manager for computer education at the National Science Foundation, says CS 10K is a project that aims to have 10,000 teachers in 10,000 high schools, with a standardized curriculum by 2016. One introductory course will be for all students, and the second course in computing principles will be more advanced.3. Computer science’s applicability needs to be better communicated.Cuny agrees that the AP exam is tough to break into without proper support. “It’s for kids with computers at homes with dads who are engineers,” she says. “It requires a year of java programming.”She adds, however, that because computer science affects all industries, all students should at least understand basic programming, “which isn’t that hard.””Computer science is not just for software engineers, it’s also for healthcare workers, biologists and just about any field,” Cuny says. “[Students] must at least understand computer science tools and how to adapt them to their field.”An example of how the subject touches all fields is TheCoderDayofService, an event on MLK weekend where over 250 technologists come together tocodeon open source humanitarian projects. “We’re igniting a movement of social good within tech and helping great companies connect with passionatecoderswho’ve built open portfolios of their work,” says Vanessa Hurst, founder of the event.Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code.4. Computer science alums should find opportunities to mentor others. “We need to give students a better introduction to computer science,” says Cuny. “Women aren’t attracted to it because they view it as nerdy and geeky with no societal impact, which is a misconception. It presents an approach to problem solving that can empower you across many fields, and it’s important that women see that.”Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, says that’s why a massive cultural shift must take place. The national nonprofit provides intensive instruction in web design, robotics and mobile development. “We aren’t just teaching computer science,” she says. “We are really inspiring passion for technology. Our alums are going back to their schools and communities and teaching other girls tocode; they have the confidence to be the one girl in an AP Computer Science class.”The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, computing will provide 1.4 million jobs, and only 3% will be filled by women. Saujani says last year, Girls Who Code engaged with more than 700 girls through their learning programs. January 20, 2014
An Australian businessman is suing British Airways over a ‘humiliating’ policy, which forbids male passengers from sitting next to children they don’t know. Mirko Fischer said it is unfair for the airline to brand all men as potential sex offenders and claimed innocent travellers are being publically shamed because of the policy. British Airways cabin crew patrol the aisles before take-off to check that young passengers travelling on their own or in a different row from their parents are not seated next to a male stranger.If crew come across a man sitting next to a child or teenager they will ask the older person to move, and the aircraft will not be able to take off until the passenger complies with the request.Mr Fischer, a 33-year-old hedge fund manager, became aware of the policy while he was flying from Gatwick with his pregnant wife Stephanie, 30.Mr Fischer was in the middle seat between his wife and a 12-year-old boy. Shortly after all passengers had sat down, having stowed their bags in the overhead lockers, a male steward asked Mr Fischer to change his seat.Mr Fischer refused, explaining his wife was pregnant, at which point the steward raised his voice, causing several passengers to focus on their conversation. Mr Fischer eventually moved but felt so humiliated by the way he was treated that he is suing British Airways on the grounds of sexual discrimination.A win at Slough County Court would force BA to change its policy. “This policy is branding all men as perverts for no reason,” Mr Fischer, who lives in Luxembourg with his wife and their daughter Sophia, said.Children’s charity Kidscape’s Claude Knights said, “I was made to feel like a criminal in front of other passengers. It was totally humiliating. The airline should have procedures in place to avoid this situation.”BA said it would reserve comment until after the case was heard. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/27240/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>
Go back to the enewsletterOceania Cruises has unveiled the most extensive and creative plant-based menus at sea as part of its latest OceaniaNEXT innovation. Remaining at the forefront of culinary development, the cruise line is featuring more than 200 new healthy menu selections. In addition to the current gourmet offerings, plant-based choices will be available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner in The Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café and guests will also have plant-based options available upon request during dinner service in each of the specialty restaurants.Plant Based Som Tam green papaya kelp noodle salad“These new plant-based options are flavourful, colourful, bold, and creative. Our hallmark finest cuisine at sea now provides an innovative and appealing menu of choices that reflects our guests’ evolving palates and heightened focus on wellness while balancing our more decadent and extravagant dishes,” said Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.Plant Based cashew mushroom kelp noodle saladThe new menu offerings are in addition to the line’s already acclaimed vegetarian and Canyon Ranch Healthy Living selections, and were developed by Oceania Cruises’ culinary leadership team in concert with world-renowned chef, culinary instructor, and author Christophe Berg.The range of cuisines includes Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, Malaysian, and more. There are healthy Power Bowls and Poke Bowls, hearty pastas and pad Thai, light and refreshing salads and soups and even a variety of downright surprisingly decadent items to choose from including an impossible cheeseburger, truffle mac and cheese, and an apple-oatmeal crumble with plant-based vanilla ice cream and coco-vanilla cashew crème brulee.Plant Based Summer Berry PuddingSelected Menu HighlightsBreakfastBanana-oatmeal pancakes with berries and maple syrupGreen apple muesli with pistachios, pecans, and yellow raisinsAvocado toast on rustic farmers breadLunchChilled melon soup with portKorean kimchi soupWakame sesame saladHawaiian poke bowlPenne au pistou with broccoli and sundried tomatoDinnerSom tam green papaya kelp noodle saladRoasted butternut squash with arugula, mango, black radish and hearts of palmSweet potato-oat tarte with forest mushroom and plant-based truffle cheddar sauceFalafel fritters with plant-based harissa mayo, cucumber, mint, and capersCrespelle alla fiorentina with spinach, mushrooms, and tomato sauceGreen curry stir fry with eggplant, oyster mushrooms, green peas and thai basilDessertsPlant-based vanilla mango ice cup, crispy granolaVodka-marinated strawberries romanoff with plant-based vanilla ice creamSummer berry pudding chantillyShortbread with plant-based orange cream cheese and raspberriesRaw Juices and SmoothiesThe Raw Juice and Smoothie Bar is located on the pool deck, adjacent to Waves Grill, and serves raw, cold-pressed juices and vegan smoothies all morning long from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Choices include the rise & shine juice, Coco Island juice, tropical green smoothie, sweet green juice, yellow sunshine smoothie, cacao joy smoothie, cold brew latte, acai berry bowl, and chia cashew yogurt bowl.The Wellness ShipsHaving featured the famed Canyon Ranch Spa at sea and Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine for close to a decade, Oceania Cruises has a long-standing reputation for focusing on healthy life balance, fitness, and wellness. With the expansion of the vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, the recent addition of Healthy Living Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch, and this debut of plant-based menu offerings, Oceania Cruises offers the most comprehensive wellness program at sea.Lead image: Plant Based Hawaiian poke bowlGo back to the enewsletter
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