first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 6, 2017 – Nassau – Twenty-five of the world’s top sailors of Star Sailors League paid a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on December 4, at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam.   Afterwards, the Sailors held their Official Opening Ceremony, also at Government House, for the Star Sailors League Finals to be held at Montagu Foreshore, a choice sailing spot, to be viewed worldwide this weekend, livestreamed for fans to enjoy the racing action.Hi-tech cameras will be on the water capturing the action and giving the home viewer a virtual reality experience of the racing drama, including Virtual Eye 3D Graphics, to intensify the thrill of watching.   In this fifth edition, Star Sailors League will showcase 25 teams racing in The Bahamas, December 5-9, hosted by the Nassau Yacht Club.  This week, there will be four days of qualifying the top 10 teams to head to the finals.   The winning team takes home the lion’s share of the $200,000 Prize Purse.The Star Sailors League has a roster of World Championship members, seven of whom are Gold Medalists, of the 25 Olympic Medals that they proudly wear. They represent Olympic and big boat classics, America’s Cup and Louis Vuitton, the Volvo Ocean Race, and, for the first time, the ‘solo around-the-world-navigator.’By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo captions:Header: World’s top sailors, Star Sailors League, take group photo with Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, the Hon. Renward Wells (centre), December 4, 2017, at Government House.   (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert: Star Sailors League at Courtesy Call with Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House, December 4, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgThe new — and currently hard to get — Echo Dot. Ry Crist/CNET Good luck trying to get the new Echo Dot with two-day shipping.Amazon’s most popular smart speaker is out of stock until early March, according to the company’s website. Target is also out of stock on its site and Best Buy’s stock was limited to two of the three available colors.”Customer response to the all-new Echo Dot has been incredibly positive,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday. “We’re working hard to get it back in stock.”The Echo Dot, which costs $50 and first became available in October, was out of stock at times during the holidays, when customer interest for new gadgets was at its highest all year. The Dot, which competes directly against the Google Home Mini speaker, became the best-selling item on Amazon worldwide during the holidays.It’s less typical for an Echo device to run out during a quieter part of the shopping year. The company had promoted the Alexa-powered gadget during a Super Bowl ad on Sunday, which may have sparked interest.Amazon said customers can check the Echo Dot page online for inventory updates. The company will continue accepting new orders, but Amazon won’t replenish its virtual shelves until March 5 for its charcoal Dot and March 11 for heather gray and sandstone, its website stated Tuesday.Availability for some colors of the Echo Spot, Echo and Echo Plus are delayed until Feb. 10; other colors for those models are in stock. See it Amazon Echo Dot $29 Preview • Amazon’s third Echo Dot takes a few cues from the Google Home Mini Adorama See It Smart Home Smart Speakers & Displays Review • Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: Alexa’s best Dot yet plays defense 2 $49 News • Amazon Echo Dot deal: 3 for $70 See Itcenter_img $29 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Best Buy Crutchfield $49 Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation, Charcoal) Alexa Amazon Best Buy Google Tags Share your voice Commentslast_img read more

first_imgAyushmann Khurrana in Article 15PR HandoutAfter powerful performances in films like Andhadhun and Badhai Ho! Ayushmann Khurrana is back and how! Khurrana’s path-breaking act in Article 15, which makes you uncomfortable by showing the rigid and unjust caste system in the country, can certainly be called his career-best so far. However, with the pace with which he is choosing films, there’s no denying the fact that he is establishing himself as both commercially successful and critically acclaimed.PlotPolice officer Ayan Ranjan (Ayushmann Khurrana) comes to Lalgaon in UP to solve a case where two young girls were raped and murdered and hung from a tree for Rs 3.StarcastAyushmann Khurrana plays the role of police officer Ayan Ranjan. Manoj Pahwa plays the role of officer Brahmadutt, Kumud Mishra of officer Jaatav and Ashish Verma as officer Mayank.BO predictionJust like the other movies of Ayushmann Khurrana the film is expected to do good business. However, it not being a commercial masala film might hinder it from smashing box-office records.Celebs reviewHansal Mehta: Saw #Article15 again. It is essential viewing both as a fantastic film-making and as an important story of our times. The film is atmospheric, riveting and very well acted. दोबारा बधाई @anubhavsinha @ayushmannk and the entire team.Basharat Peer: Congratulations @anubhavsinha!! #Article 15 is a brave and brilliant film with some of the most searing images of recent times!Taapsee Pannu: बातें बहुत हुई काम शुरू करें क्या ??❤️❤️ #Article15Can’t possibly write names of all people involved coz of the limited space here and each n everyone deserves a mention so will just end with May Your Tribe GrowSwara Bhasker: Stellar choice of film @ayushmannk ♥️ Impactful performances by everyone! #AyushmannKhurrana #ManojPahwa #KumudMishra @Ashishsverma @sayanigupta #RonjiniChakraborty & everyone else in this talented cast. Kudos to you all! Thank you for making this film. #Article15 is a MUST WATCHStunned, inspired & in a stupor after watching #Article15 It’s the BRAVEST mainstream Hindi film of this decade. Kudos @anubhavsinha sir @sirfgaurav Finally commercial #Bollywood has a defining film on #caste that says it like it is & more!! Kudos also to @ZeeStudios_ for makingMukesh Chhabra CSA: Once again @ayushmannk amazing choice of film. #Article15 well done , Honesty ,simplicity proud of you pappi tu banti haiGurmeet Choudhary: Ab tho definitely faraq padega! @ayushmannk and @anubhavsinha take a bow #Article15 a mindful film with a powerful message!!Congratulations and Good luck to the entire caste and crewAbhimanyu Dassani: Go watch #Article15 !Fab slow paced hard hitting truth.@ayushmannk choice & performance are brilliant! @sayanigupta doesn’t even need dialogues to shine!#IshaTalwar is like the subconscious always present.Special mention-Background score.Definitely a movie to be seen!last_img read more

first_imgGender stereotyping in baby boys and girls may start as young as three months and men recognise gender of the new-born babies based on the pitch of their cries, researchers reveal. Adults often wrongly assume babies with higher-pitched cries as females and lower-pitched cries as males.The findings revealed that inspite of no actual difference in pitch between the voices of girls and boys before puberty, the study found that adults make assumptions about the gender of babies based on their cries. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“It is intriguing that gender stereotyping can start as young as three months, with adults attributing degrees of femininity and masculinity to babies solely based on the pitch of their cries,” said David Reby from the University of Sussex in Britain. The team recorded the spontaneous cries of 15 boys and 13 girls who were on average four months old and the participating adults were a mixture of parents and non-parents.They synthetically altered the pitch of the cries while leaving all other features of the cries unchanged to ensure they could isolate the impact of the pitch alone.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe results also indicate that men assume that boy babies are in more discomfort than girl babies with the same pitched cry which may indicate that this sort of gender stereotyping is more ingrained in men. “The research shows that we tend to wrongly attribute what we know about adults —that men have lower pitched voices than women — to babies, when, in fact, the pitch of children’s voices does not differ between sexes until puberty,” added Nicolas Mathevon from Hunter College in the US in the paper published in the journal BMC Psychology.last_img read more

first_imgUS researchers have discovered a mechanism for how androgens – male sex steroids – sculpt brain development, which could ultimately help understand development of social behavioural differences between males and females. The team, from the University of Maryland in the US, discovered a mechanism for how androgens sculpt the brains of male rats to produce behavioural differences, such as more aggression and rougher play behaviour. “We already knew that the brains of males and females are different and that testosterone produced during the second trimester in humans and late gestation in rodents contributes to the differences but we did not know how testosterone has these effects,” said Margaret M McCarthy from the varsity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfStudy revealed that number of newborn cells in the part of brain called the amygdala, which controls emotions and social behaviours acts as a key contributor to the differences in behaviour. Males have fewer of these newborn cells. Female rats were, however, found to be unaffected. “These discoveries into brain development are critical as we work to tackle brain disorders as early in life as possible,” said E Albert Reece, Professor at the varsity’s School of Medicine.last_img read more

first_imgTags: Recipes Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Impress your party guests with these awesome resort cocktails Posted by TORONTO — Let’s not kid ourselves, one of the best parts of an all-inclusive vacation is the drinks.From margaritas and mojitos to daiquiris and mai tais, the open-bar concept at all-inclusive resorts is simply too hard to resist. And for some reason, whether it’s the laidback vibe of a resort or the sweetness of local ingredients, a cold, refreshing drink always seems to taste better while on vacation.But now there’s an easy way for you to recreate your vacay memories at home – all you need is some ice, a few ingredients and a shaker.In celebration of National Cocktail Day (March 24), Allegro Hotels, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, Resorts World Bimini and Royal Hideaway Playacar have all released the recipes of some of their best tropical cocktails. Although they won’t be served poolside by a charming butler or handed to you across a swim-up bar, these tasty concoctions will be the highlight of any party and transport you and your guests back to sunnier times.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckALLEGRO COZUMEL: Cucumber & Jalapeño MartiniIngredients:1 Cucumber (cut into ¼-inch rounds)¼ Jalapeño Pepper.5 oz Simple Syrup.5 oz Lime Juice2.25 oz VodkaIceInstructions:In a cocktail shaker, add 3 cucumber slices, the jalapeño pepper and simple syrup. Using a muddler, gently crush the cucumber mixture. Fill shaker with ice and add vodka. Strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with cucumber slice and serve.BARCELO BAVARO GRAND RESORT: Sex on Bávaro BeachIngredients:1.5 oz Vodka1.7 oz Peach Schnapps1.5 oz Cranberry Juice1.5 oz Orange JuiceIce CubesLemon SlicesInstructions:Pour the peach schnapps and vodka into the highball glass, followed by the cranberry and ice. Top the cocktail with orange juice.OCCIDENTAL COZUMEL: Kiss Me QuickIngredients:12oz Fresh Raspberries4oz Absolut Raspberry vodka8oz Pineapple Juice1 Cup Granulated Sugar1oz GrenadineInstructions:  Rim a martini glass with sugar and grenadine. Muddle raspberries and mix in shaker with the rest of ingredients. Pour into the martini glass and serve.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamROYAL HIDEAWAY PLAYACAR: Royal Cucumber MartiniIngredients:1.5 oz of Bombay Sapphire Gin1.5 oz Fresh Cucumber.25 oz of Fresh Lime Juice1 tablespoon of brown sugarIceInstructions:Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with the fresh cucumber, lime juice and brown sugar. Shake well and add the gin and the ice before serving it in a martini glass. Garnish with a shaved cucumber.RESORTS WORLD WIMINI: Caribbean Queen DaiquiriIngredients:3.5 oz ice cubes1 oz sugar syrup 2:14 oz sour mix3 oz Island Oasis strawberry mix1 oz pomegranate liqueur1 oz Margaritaville (silver) TequilaInstructions:Combine all ingredients into a Boston tin cup. Add fresh ice, pour into a blending cup and mix until smooth. Por mix into a serving glass andtop off with Margaritaville Tequila. Garnish with a fresh slice of tropical fruit or a lime wheel. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more