commentary Press Trust of India MohaliApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 12:01 IST Ashwin was adjudged man-of-the-match in the game against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSKings XI Punjab (182/6) beat Rajasthan Royals (170/7) by 12 runsAshwin picked up 2 for 24 and scored 17 off 4 balls vs RR in MohaliKXIP are currently tied on 10 points with Mumbai Indians and Delhi CapitalsKings XI Punjab batsman David Miller heaped praise on captain Ravichandran Ashwin for his all-round skills, saying the wily operator has been a huge asset for the team.Ashwin and opener KL Rahul played pivotal roles as Kings XI produced a superb all-round performance to script a comfortable 12-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a second leg IPL clash to bring their campaign back on track on Tuesday.Rahul hit a 47-ball 52, while Ashwin (2/24) smashed 17 off four balls in the last over and then took two crucial wickets as KXIP bounced back after successive losses in the last two matches to record their fifth win this IPL.”(Skipper) Ashwin has contributed extremely well with bat and bowl,” Miller told a post-match press conference here.The South African said that it is not just with his bowling, but Ashwin has also chipped in with useful contributions with the bat putting the team in good positions.”His bowling has been extremely good. His economy rate has been really low and he’s got wickets as well”.”He has been a huge asset in our bowling department and again tonight he bowled really well and it was great performance leading from the front.”The @lionsdenkxip Skipper @ashwinravi99 is the Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 2/24 and a quick fire 17* off 4 deliveries. pic.twitter.com/IYS3Pa3QPXIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2019The other spinner Murugan Ashwin also bowled well, earning a scalp besides giving away 24 runs from his four overs.”We tried to use big side of the boundary to advantage. Both Ashwins bowled extremely well, they kept us in the game in that middle period… Rajasthan needed 50 odd in the last three overs, but our bowlers did their job and we are happy with that,” said Miller.advertisementHe said that it was an overall good team performance with contributions in all the three departments of the game.Kings XI Punjab players Moises Henriques and Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked up injuries, giving their team a minor scare in the second half of the IPL.While Henriques, who was set to make his KXIP debut, injured himself during warm-up before the game against Rajasthan Royals, Aghanistan spinner Mujeeb hurt his shoulder in the match.Asked when you see a player getting injured just before the World Cup, does it affect a player mentally, Miller replied, “I think it’s always going to be there. Nowadays, there is so much cricket throughout the year, so you have to put that aside, that’s how we train, stay nice and fit and make sure that you are in a good physical condition, it is what it is.”Unfortunately, it is part of the game if you are going to get injured, you don’t want to see someone get injured. I don’t know how Moises is at the moment. We will have to wait and see and hope he recovers quickly because there is still some important games coming up in IPL,” Miller added.Also Read | Watch: R Ashwin does bhangra after starring in KXIP’s 12-run win vs RRAlso Read | IPL 2019: Mujeeb, Moises Henriques injuries big worry for Kings XI PunjabAlso Read | The race is heating up: R Ashwin after KXIP win their 5th match of IPL 2019For 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 Posted byrohan sen advertisement No data available! scorecard graphs view more view less R Ashwin huge asset in our bowling department: David Miller after KXIP winR Ashwin and opener KL Rahul played pivotal roles as Kings XI produced a superb all-round performance to script a comfortable 12-run win over Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.
Liverpool back on top after 2-0 win over Cardiff CityLiverpool defeated Cardiff City with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner, to reclaim the top spot in the Premier League standings.advertisement Reuters CardiffApril 22, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 09:05 IST James Milner converted from the penalty spot to hand Liverpool a 2-0 win over Cardiff (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool defeated Cardiff City 2-0 away on SundayGeorginio Wijnaldum and James Milner scores for LiverpoolThe win helped Liverpool reclaim the top spot in the Premier League standingsLiverpool regained their place at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Cardiff City on Sunday that restored their two-point lead over Manchester City.Juergen Klopp’s side, who have lost just once in the league all season, have 88 points, a club record in the Premier League era, while City, who beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday, are on 86 but have a game in hand.That extra game for City will be played on Wednesday when Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United and the champions will make the short trip with the pressure firmly back on.Against a Cardiff side battling for Premier League survival, it was a confident, patient performance from Liverpool who have now enjoyed nine straight wins in all competitions.”It was prepared to be a proper banana skin and we knew that, the boys were unbelievable. It was clear, difficult for all of us,” said Klopp.”The boys try really with all they have, we only speak about the things we have to do.””Their attitude is outstanding and it’s a tough season but a very positive one as well,” added the German.Cardiff defended deep and in numbers and limited Liverpool’s opportunities but Roberto Firmino missed a great chance to open the scoring in the 22nd minute, finding himself one-on-one with keeper Neil Etheridge but lifting the ball over the bar.Etheridge was then quick off his line to save with his legs from Mohamed Salah while Cardiff offered a warning when Alisson Becker tipped over Oumar Niasse’s close-range effort.advertisementAfter an intense spell of pressure following the interval, Georginio Wijnaldum broke the deadlock for Liverpool in fine style with a first-time strike from a clever short corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold.Sean Morrison then missed a golden opportunity for relegation-threatened Cardiff to equalise, making a hash of a header when he had an open goal at his mercy after Alisson misjudged a cross.Late in the game, Morrison was judged to have pulled down Mohamed Salah in the box and substitute James Milner converted the 81st-minute penalty to make sure of the crucial three points for Klopp’s side.Liverpool’s ability to avoid slip-ups against lowly opposition has been a key part of their season – they have taken 52 points from a possible 54 against teams in the bottom half of the table.Cardiff remain in 18th place, the final relegation spot, and are three points behind 17th placed Brighton & Hove Albion, having played a game more.Also Read | Manchester United suffer 5th straight away defeat with 4-0 hammering from EvertonFor 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 LiverpoolFollow Cardiff CityFollow Premier leagueFollow Georginio WijnaldumFollow James Milner Next
Associated Press NairobiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 15:51 IST Semenya lost her case against the IAAF. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)HIGHLIGHTSMargaret Wambui calls it “wrong” for the IAAF to ask athletes to alter “our natural body function”Semenya, a two-time Olympic 800-meter champion, had lost her case against IAAF testosterone regulationsWambui says she is considering switching to events not affected by the IAAF rulesAnother Olympic medalist has criticized the IAAF’s testosterone regulations and is refusing to take hormone-reducing medication.Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, says she is affected by the new rules but won’t take “any type of medication” to lower her natural testosterone. She calls it “wrong” for the IAAF to ask athletes to alter “our natural body function.”Semenya, a two-time Olympic 800-meter champion, lost her case against the IAAF, allowing track’s governing body to implement testosterone limits in races from 400 meters to one mile.Wambui says she is considering switching to the 100 and 200 meters, events not affected by the rules.Semenya also says she won ‘t take medication and has entered a 3,000-meter race in the United States next month.Also Read | South African government to appeal against Caster Semenya rulingAlso Read | Hell no: Defiant Caster Semenya wins, says she won’t take drugsAlso SeeFor 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 Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow IAAFFollow Margaret WambuiFollow Semenya Another athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medicationOlympic medalist Margaret Wambui criticized the IAAF’s testosterone regulations and said she won’t take “any type of medication” to lower her natural testosterone.advertisement Next
Reuters LondonAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 09:47 IST David Luiz (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArsenal have signed Brazilian centre back David Luiz from ChelseaLuiz was reportedly signed for approximately eight million poundsDavid Luiz joined Chelsea in 2011 from BenficaArsenal have signed Brazilian centre back David Luiz from London rivals Chelsea, the Premier League clubs said on Thursday.The details were not disclosed but British media reported the transfer fee was approximately eight million pounds ($9.7 million) and the 32-year-old had signed a two-year contract.Luiz, the 10th player to wear the colours of both London clubs in the Premier League era, joined Chelsea in 2011 from Benfica. He won the Champions League (2012), Premier League (2017) and FA Cup (2012, 2018) in two spells with Chelsea.Brazil international Luiz, who also won the Europa League (2013, 2019), spent two years at Paris St-Germain where he played under Arsenal manager Unai Emery after joining the French club in 2014 before returning to Stamford Bridge.”David has huge experience and I look forward to working with him again. He is a well-known player and adds to our defensive strength,” said Spaniard Emery.Arsenal, who finished fifth last season and missed out on Champions League qualification for a third successive year, were in the market for defenders following the departures of Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson and Stephan Lichtsteiner.Luiz is Arsenal’s sixth recruit of the close season after Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos (on loan from Real Madrid), centre back William Saliba, who has been loaned back to St Etienne, Nicolas Pepe in a club-record deal and left back Kieran Tierney who arrived on deadline day.advertisementAlso Read | Tottenham Hotspur sign Lo Celso on loan, Manchester United offload Lukaku on deadline dayAlso Read | Romelu Lukaku completes switch to Inter Milan from Manchester UnitedAlso SeeFor 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 Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Premier League transfers Next Arsenal sign Brazilian defender David Luiz from ChelseaDavid Luiz won the Champions League (2012), Premier League (2017) and FA Cup (2012, 2018) in two spells with Chelsea.advertisement
6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know 2 oz Milagro Silver6 oz grapefruit sodaGrapefruit juice ice cubes.5 oz lemon juiceSaltMethod: Combine ingredients as follows: pour tequila over grapefruit ice cubes, incorporate lemon juice and top with grapefruit soda. Stir twice. Serve in an extra-large tumbler with a salted rim and grapefruit slice garnish.(Created by Rosewood Mayakoba Master Tequilier, Miguel Angel Balam)Coco Paradiso 1.5 oz 1800 Coconut.5 oz White Creme de Cacao.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice1.5 oz Unsweetened Passion Fruit Juice (Ceres)Method: Combine all in a shaker and shake with one cube to mix. Strain into a Hurricane Glass and fill with ice, gently swizzling to fully chill the glass. To garnish, add a pinch of ground coffee on top and slice of lime. For garnish, use a pinch of finely ground coffee and a slice of limeSmoked Hefeweizen2 oz Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky8 oz Hefeweizen or wheat beerSplash of fresh orange juiceMethod: Build in order in a pint glass or beer mug. Garnish with an orange wheel on the rim.Indian Summer 2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco1 oz Fresh Lime Juice1 oz Simple Syrup1.5 tsp Curry Powder2 Sprigs of CilantroChipotle Powder and Sea Salt Blend 1:1Method: Muddle cilantro sprigs in a cocktail shaker. Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, curry powder and fresh lime juice into the shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass rimmed with chipotle powder and sea salt blend over ice.(Created by NYC Mixologist Angela Laino)Bonnie Rose Cooler1.5 oz Bonnie Rose Orange Peel4.5 oz Ginger Ale1 Orange SliceMethod: Build over ice. Stir and garnish with orange slice.Southern Sun1.5 oz Cocchi Americano.5 oz Jack Rudy Tonic syrup3 oz Good People Pale AleMethod: Build in order over ice.(Created by Eric Bennett, Bar Manager and Principal Bartender at Carrigan’s Public House)The Front Porch Punch2 oz Chai Tea Infused Famous Grouse*.5 oz Lemon Juice.5 oz Pineapple Juice.75 oz Simple Syrup1 oz Soda Water*To Make Chai-Tea Infused Famous Grouse:Add 4 tablespoons loose-leaf chai tea to a 750 mL bottle of The Famous Grouse. Let sit for at least half an hour and strain desired amount.Method: Using the chai tea infused Famous Grouse as the base, combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with lemon wheels(Created by Eryn Reece of Death & Company, NYC)We Shall Fight on Beaches1.5 oz BACARDI® Gran Reserva Maestro de RonTeaspoon of Vanilla ExtractDash of Habanero Bitters1 oz Pineapple juice.75 oz Lime juice.5 oz Orange Cordial.5 oz Orange CuracaoMethod: Build in a Boston tin and pour into cored pineapple with crushed ice. Garnish with mint bouquet, edible pansy or orchid and shaved lime zest.(Pictured cocktail: Indian Summer) Editors’ Recommendations 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home Whether you want to think about it or not, summer is almost over already. It may have been all the beer on the 4th of July, or celebrating a little too hard on National Tequila Day recently, but whatever the reason, summer has flown by.For some, that means heading back to school. It means keggers and tailgating. For others, it means there are fewer chances to waste entire weekends outside, doing everything you can to avoid thinking about going back to the office.With only a only a month and change of quality weekends left, it’s time to kick your cocktail game up a notch. Check out these cocktails for ways to make you forget that you’ll have to get your winter coat out sooner rather than later.Related: What to Wear: TailgatingPaloma Pisco Cocktails are the Refreshing Balm You Need for the Dog Days of Summer
The folk-indie outfit Johnnyswim, made up of husband-and-wife duo, Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano draw on a vast range of music influences described by Ramirez as, “…acoustic-y, Americana-y but it’s not, pop-y but it’s not. It’s us. What I do know is that it’s honest.” They take an unpretentious, down to earth approach to writing and performing their music. “We were lucky enough to sign to a label that didn’t need or ask to hear anything before we turned the record in. If it’s one thing, for better or worse, it’s us.” Amanda adds while discussing how they developed their style and its evolution over the years. The duo’s infectiously genuine chemistry, both on and off stage, is one of their many songwriting influences as well as their son, their parents, and their close friends. Johnnyswim’s second, full-length album is due to be released in spring 2016.You guys just did a live album, and have obviously recorded studio albums. Talk to me about you experience and the differences between recording live versus in the studio.Amanda Sudano: There’s just a lot more stress in the live album.Abner Ramirez: It’s a whole different thing.AS: It is, it’s a whole different thing. We have played that show that we did for the live record so many times. We all know it so well. It’s great. Because we all know it so well, we know what’s happening, and we can all have a lot of fun. But when there’s recording happening and people with cameras.AR: And we did live filming, so it’s going to premier on Palladia in January.AS: So the whole first night, we recorded two nights, we could hear the people with the cameras. “Uhhh angle 7, can you get a shot of the drummers hat.” And we’re just singing the song.AR: You’ll see in our show, there’s a lot of really small moments. A lot of really intimate, quiet moments. And as it gets really quiet. “Camera 7 zoom in, camera 7 zoom in…” *they laugh*AS: That made it interesting. I thought “We’ve done it so many times, we’re just going to have so much fun.” It’s a venue we love. We gave away tickets first to people who wrote in early. So these are people who want to be here. We’re going to have such a great time. And then we got in there and it was like, “This is going to be kind of work. There’s so much going on, there’s so many people.”AR: And we wanted it to be a live record, no fixes, no overdubbing vocals.AS: And we didn’t.AR: Which we are really proud of. It was really like, “You spent a bunch of money to get all these people here, all these cameras here, the recording equipment, the guys…the nights all this stuff.” It was a lot of stress. I’m very thankful and proud to say that it came out awesome, I think. I love it. I think it’s a great example of who we are now. I think that’s an album name, right? For someone. It’s very much us in that moment, I’m very proud of that.Where in the studio, it is a different type of creation. It’s like the clay is in your hands and it’s dirty and you can fix it later. You’re searching. You’re alone a lot of the time. It’s a different patient, slower thing. Whereas making a live record, it’s red, go now.AS: And there’s not time to overthink it. In the studio, you can have a lot of fun, and record something, and go home and…AR: And be mad and go outside and throw a frisbee or drink a beer…AS: No, that’s not what I was saying.AR: Oh, okay. *both laugh* The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date AS: You can love something, go home, and be listening to it and be so excited about it. Then wake up the next morning, still excited about it listen to it and be like, “Did you think I sang that weird? Do you think we should…is the tempo is wrong, let’s just start over.” You overthink everything. That process is a different process. But I like it because it involves a lot more food. So I can say, “I’m going to sing this, then I’m going to have a snack.” And then you’re going to sing something and I’m still going to be eating my snack until it’s my turn to go. And then I’m going to go to the grocery store and make more snacks, like it all revolves around food. And so we’ve been lucky enough to record in places where we can do that because there is a kitchen close by or somebody who’s great at making cocktails. So that makes recording in a studio fun too.What can listeners expect from your second full length album? AS: We are going to be playing some of the songs tonight. Unfortunately, we are singing a lot of the sad songs.AR: They can expect to hear what it sounds like when our hearts break. There are a couple of really personal, sad songs. One for sure that we will play tonight that you’ll hear, it will only be the second time we have played it live. Last night was the first time we performed it for anyone other than ourselves. Unless you count someone who can hear it when I sing it in the airplane bathroom. Accidental listeners.They can expect growth, I think, the songs are great. They show progression of where we are growing and where we’re going. It’s going to be fun. They can expect Johnnyswim. They can expect to feel like, if they felt like they got to know us in the first album, they are going to get to know us even more in the second. Our number one priority is, “is this us? Is this really who we are?” Good, bad, and the ugly, there is no part of us that is trying to fix a song for more people to like it. We are not trying to find a secret ingredient. We like what we do, and we love that we get to make a living writing and performing songs. So this album is full of some excavation of our own hearts and some fun times.AS: And they’re songs that we already love singing and we sing around the house, that feel right. So that makes it really exciting for us too. So far, I mean, it’s not done yet. We haven’t written all the songs yet.It was around this time that Abner quickly left the cozy, backstage room and returned with the couple’s 8-month-old son, Joaquin. As Amanda, with a beaming smile, holds him up in her lap, she begins to talk about him and his already apparent proclivity towards music. For both Abner and Amanda, music has been apart of their lives from the beginning. Abner studied music at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, and Amanda began singing backup in her teens for mother and famous disco singer-songwriter, Donna Summer.So who watches him while you’re on stage? You have a whole crew.AS: *in reference to the group of people in the next room* So those are a bunch of good friends of ours. My friend Lydia is watching him while we are on the road this week. Our friend that normally travels with us just had a niece…so she’s with that baby. She’ll be back with us next week. We have my good friend, it’s great, she used to be a pediatric intensive care nurse and Joaquin’s be sick this week which makes me so nervous. Can he breathe? Do you think he’s breathing? Should I give him more medicine? Did I give him too much medicine? She’s very calm and takes care of him. Perfect timing. I’m like, “This is the best trip for you to be on, it kind of sucks for you, because you has to deal with me being a spaz.” But it’s really good for me.AR: He’s flown, today was his 44th flight. He’s never until yesterday cried because of ear pain, never. Yesterday, because he was so congested he just started screaming and just tears. It was so hard.AS: And there’s nothing you can do to help it. But today we flew here and he did great. He’s so happy now. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style 7 of the Best Drink References in Music AR: So happy.AS: Just happy yelling.AR: It is so vulnerable being a parent. Loving is vulnerable. Loving is like putting your heart out, and there’s nothing safe. It’s not safe, but it’s good. And if romantic love is like that, then maternal/paternal love is even more exposed, even more vulnerable. Because his life literally depends on you. Have you found a way to write a song about him?AR: I think, as we’ve been writing, there’s a song that we are going to sing tonight that is really about her Mom’s passing, but it’s as much about Joaquin as it is about her Mom’s passing. So you’ll have to tell me if it’s sappy or not. I think he inspires everything. An advantage we have as a writer or artist, the great gift that we have is the ability to communicate feeling. Whether it is with a brush, or a word, an image or a frame we communicate feeling. Having Joaquin in my life, in our life, has only multiplied our ability to feel in every direction. Taking that into account, he’s affected every song we’ve written since we knew he was coming.AS: And you just cry all the time.AR: All the time. It’s a really vulnerable feeling.AS: He’s probably seen me cry more in the past eight months that Joaquin’s been alive than probably in the entire ten years that he’s known me.AR: Maybe, yeah maybe.Final question, what is one great technical difficulty story or touring story?AR: Oh, man.AS: I think the technical difficulty that tops all technical difficulties, was on Letterman when he broke a string.AR: We have a song called Home. We played Home on Letterman. It was Letterman’s last month or two.AS: And it was just us and the drummer.AR: Just us and the drummer. And we decided that last second, “Nah, let’s not bring everyone, let’s just have the drummer. He’s just going to play kick drum.” Near the end of the song, I break a string, we get through it. It’s fine. Dave, Mr. Letterman, comes over to shake our hand, and I take my guitar off real quick, excited to shake hands with David Letterman. And the string had broken at the base, so when I pulled the guitar off real fast, it just swings, full speed and smacks him right in the face.AS: There was blood. Like Abner was like, “Oh! Did I get you?” And he was like, “Uhhh…yeah, little bit.”AR: I cut Letterman.AS: And the best part is, the day before Abner was like, “I really think I should probably change my strings. I have a feeling I should change my strings.” Then was like, “Nah, let’s live on the edge!” So then he’s string broke and we just looked at each other like, “Ehh, oh well. What are we gonna do? We’re on national television and we can’t make this guitar work, it’s cool.” Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn
How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America How to Buy a Suit: 6 Simple Tips to Keep in Mind 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Founded six years ago in Hong Kong by Mark Cho and Alan See and now with two stores in Hong Kong and one in lower Manhattan, The Armoury has emerged as a renowned international haberdashery. The shop, which also has its own online store, specializes in classic styling and promotes “quality craftsmanship, outstanding design, and timeless style” with a carefully curated arrangement of brands from all over the world.Cho, who says he has been obsessed with tailoring since he was 16, recently spoke to me about this remarkable independent store (pictures show the New York shop), which is a definite must-visit for the well-dressed man.What’s The Armoury’s specialty?The store is primarily about tailored clothing, both as ready-to-wear and custom. We also cover other categories related to classic style, such as shoes, shirts, ties, etc. We call what we do “International Classic,” because rather than stick to the standard Italian and English choices, we get out there and find other craftsmen or manufacturers doing amazing things in the classic style, but not necessarily with a wide international audience.What are your bestsellers?Over the years, our bestsellers have become the products that we put a lot of time into developing. We have very good relationships with some of our suppliers and so we get to try things and produce things that other people might not have access to.Our Ascot Chang x The Armoury polo shirts came from the idea of doing a polo shirt, but constructed with traditional dress shirt techniques rather than knitwear techniques. We wanted to have a polo shirt that could sit nicely underneath a jacket or be worn casually on its own.Our Ring Jacket x The Armoury Model 3 is one of the best tailored jackets on the market at its price point. Made with Ring Jacket, our friends in Osaka, Japan, it’s a signature The Armoury piece that draws on all the best lessons we learned from our collaborating tailors. It’s so good, we actually have Japanese customers flying from Tokyo to Hong Kong to pick this piece up from us.Who is your customer?We have two types. We have people new to tailoring who want some guidance and are just starting to build a wardrobe. We try to provide as much education as possible and are always happy to show people our take on “the rules.” Then, we have the more mature customer who has seen a lot and knows we can offer something unique and special through our exclusive craftsmen and our own sourcing. Ultimately, our customers are guys who enjoy clothing.What sets the store apart?For our ready-to-wear, almost everything we do is exclusive to us. We work with our suppliers to create really unique things in the market. We are not trend driven and we think a lot of tailoring has gone in the wrong direction in terms of fit and attitude (too tight and too flashy), so our taste sets our ready-to-wear apart.We also work with a roster of great craftsmen from around the world doing amazing, custom products, and who are very small operations with very limited production.What’s the breakdown of tailored versus casual and where do you see menswear going in the next few seasons?For us, tailored is just indispensable. I like my casual gear maybe after work and on Sundays, but otherwise, there’s always some combination of tailored clothing that I prefer to wear for most of the week; suits some days, sport jackets other days. We are trying to encourage a mindset of not treating tailoring like its super precious. It’s better to be comfortable and feel natural in your clothes and part of it is not obsessing too much over what you’re wearing throughout the day.I don’t really have a comment on where it’s going, it’s always been in the same place for me. Wear great clothes, stay comfortable, feel natural and look good.Tell me about your bespoke services and other special services.We are huge supporters of real craft. We work with a roster of about 12 different craftsmen from around the world dealing in very particular niches of product. For instance, we have bespoke Florentine suiting, bespoke Milanese suiting, bespoke Japanese glasses, bespoke Japanese briefcases, etc. We fly these craftspeople into our store on a regular basis to see our customers and take orders. What they offer is truly one-of-a-kind.We also offer a great deal of custom products in-house, so there’s always something available for everybody. Custom stingray watchstraps, custom handmade Neapolitan shirts, and so on.What makes for a great suit?There are some basic things as a minimum: horsehair canvas for structure in the chest. At least the collars attached by hand if not more components. Good cloth, not super-soft and flimsy, but something with a bit of heft and body to it. Beyond that, tailored clothing should have a good, defined shape. All those internal layers that go into the making of a tailored garment have to cover a multitude of sins.What is the price range in the store?We start at $1,500 for a two piece ready-to-wear suit from Ring Jacket and go up to $7,700 for a two piece bespoke suit from Liverano.What pieces/brands are you most excited to carry?Personally my favorites and the ones I wear the most are: Ring Jacket (because I worked so long on our collabs and special models with them), Liverano (because Antonio Liverano is one of my heroes), and Drake’s. I’m also really pleased with our knitwear range. We do our in-house knitwear in Scotland for the heavier stuff and we work with Caruso in Italy for the really beautiful, refined stuff.How do you find the brands that you stock?Every way possible. Recommendations, word-of-mouth, keeping my eyes peeled when I’m on the road and just asking people all the time.What’s the “secret” of successful retailing today?Love the product and love the customer. Don’t just try and shove things through the cash register, try to create a relationship with the customer, and really help them get something out of their clothes and their purchases. Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Editors’ Recommendations
World’s First Hybrid-Electric Cruise Ship Sails the Northwest Passage Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) Image Courtesy of Sherman Chu/Post Ranch Inn Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market North of Los Angeles, before you hit San Jose, is an ethereal cliff-side escape perched 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean.The only hotel in Big Sur with an ocean-front view, Post Ranch Inn has been called, “a sanctuary for the soul,” and recognized as one of the top luxury resorts in the U.S.Hidden along California’s scenic Highway One that winds from Los Angeles to San Francisco (you must access Post Ranch Inn heading south from San Jose/San Francisco), the retreat seems to grow out of its surrounds — which include state parks, beaches, and waterfalls — to form a natural getaway complete with gourmet food, outdoor activities, basking pools, and a private on-site gallery.Image Courtesy of Kodiak Greenwood/Post Ranch InnThe 40 architecturally unique guest rooms and suites all differ, except for their placement along the ridge that parallels a drop to the Pacific and an expanse of mountains. No matter where you lodge, the views are aplenty. A hearty mix of earth tones, organic hues, textures, and original art form the profile for the interior, which can be defined as rustic elegant with a splash of contemporary. Examples include rugs hand-woven by indigenous weavers and reclaimed redwood from wine casks re-filled to panel the walls.If you’re going big, opt for the Post House, a 1,800- square- foot, open-concept space equipped with a kitchen, dining room, media room, master bedroom and bathroom, living room, a multi-person hot tub outside, heated slate flooring, and coastal views. However, even the most “humble” suite will gain you access to Post Ranch Inn’s insane list of amenities, such as infinity and wading pools dropping off to the Pacific, complimentary morning yoga and meditation, a culinary tour through the site’s organic vegetable garden, guided hikes, and night time star-gazing.Our suggested not-to-miss activity: star-gazing. Post Ranch has one of the largest hotel telescopes in the country, and Big Sur offers some of the clearest atmospheric conditions for viewing the stars, nebulas, and even the rings of Saturn.All that intergalactic exploration can build up an appetite, and what retreat would be complete without an award-winning dinner. (None. The answer is none.) Post Ranch Inn houses the Sierra Mar restaurant from executive head chef Elizabeth Murray, who curates her menu around “inquisitive food creations,” says Post Ranch Inn. “Her dishes feature bold, primal flavors along with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.”Image Courtesy of Sherman Chu/Post Ranch InnFor those who fled west for wine, Sierra Mar boasts one of the largest wine selections in North America, offering more than 14,000 bottles. Wine director Dominque Da Cruz — who helped earn Wine Spectator’s prestigious Grand Award the past four years — places strong emphasis on both Old and New World wines from Europe, Australia, California, and Washington, as well as artisan producers.The level of detail and intention resonating throughout Post Ranch Inn extends to its very foundation, as the dwellings themselves feature bio-structure architecture, using natural materials like glass, wood, stone, and COR-TEN steel, and, when possible, passive solar heat. “The architects’ design was intended to make onlookers feel like a part of nature, not just observers of it,” says the Inn.Other green initiatives include hybrid Lexus vehicles to transport guests around the property, water pumped onsite and bottled into renewable glass bottles, drought-resistant landscaping using native plants, and a 990-panel solar array— the largest hotel solar project in California. The grounds of Post Ranch also provide a habitat for the endangered Smith’s Blue Butterfly, California Red-Legged Frog, Western Pond Turtle, and California Condor.The feeling walking away after a stay at Post Ranch Inn? Grounded in nature and wrapped in a celestial calm. It’s both out of this world and entwined deeply in its roots.Image Courtesy of Kodiak Greenwood and Sherman Chu/Post Ranch Inn. Previous 1 of 12 Next
The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Editors’ Recommendations The primary components of footwear include shoes and socks, but it isn’t always that simple. Depending on the activity, footwear can be as simple as a pair of sandals or as complicated as waterproof boots, shoe covers, gaiters, crampons, and multiple pairs of socks. So, in this wide spectrum, where do waterproof socks fit in?As a self-proclaimed adventurer — my resume includes thousands of miles hiked, multiple bike tours, and overnight camping in most kinds of weather — I’d say waterproof socks might be useful in very specific situations. In all of my explots, though, I’ve never owned a pair of waterproof socks and likely never will. I haven’t used them because there is either more functional gear available or because waterproof socks not only keep moisture out, they keep the sweat in.For a general overview about different sock types and uses, REI has a great article called “Socks: How to Choose.” A big takeaway from that guide includes the following fun fact about feet: “Each of your feet are densely covered with about 250,000 eccrine sweat glands, making feet one of the sweatiest places on your body.”Waterproof socks find their use when consistent water and/or cold weather are involved. If a trip involves multiple cold river crossings or any situations where loss of warmth could be dangerous, consider using a waterproof sock or over sock to stay dry and warm. In most other scenarios, waterproof socks are made obsolete by proper gear. When hiking, waterproof boots or shoes and a good pair of wool socks will be more functional (and less sweaty) than waterproof socks. When biking, a proper shoe cover will cover and keep shoes, socks, and feet dry. When paddling or surfing in cold water, booties will serve their purpose better than waterproof socks. Although not a necessary article in everyone’s adventure kit, waterproof socks are useful in very specific situations or can be an easy and affordable item to keep your feet dry without investing in other, pricier gear. We’ve pulled together a few products that are worth checking out:DexShell Hiking Trekking Socks – $40These socks are built with three layers to keep your feet dry. The outer layer is abrasion and water resistant nylon, the mid-layer is waterproof and breathable, and the inner sock provides comfort and moisture-wicking properties. This sock stands out over purely synthetic socks because the inner layer is 40 percent Merino wool, which is naturally warm and moisture-wicking. Due to these abilities, wool doesn’t develop bad odors since it quickly eliminates the opportunity for bacteria to develop.See ItRocky 11″ Gore-Tex Waterproof Socks – $60If you’re familiar with high-quality rain jackets, then you likely know that GORE-TEX is the industry standard for a breathable and waterproof layer. If you want to stop water from coming in while letting your own moisture escape, this sock is your best bet. With quality comes a price tag, which is about $60. If you are looking for warmth as well, you might consider sizing up on this sock to fit a Merino wool sock underneath.See ItRandy Sun Waterproof Socks – $18Similar to the Dexshell socks, these are built with three layers to keep your feet dry. Instead of a wool inner layer, though, these socks use a synthetic coolmax. For anyone that is allergic to wool, these are a great option. The socks come in a variety of colors and patterns at an affordable price.See ItArticle originally published May 1, 2017. Last updated March 27, 2018. Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable
For American drinkers of any era (after the 1910s), the word “repeal” should be a magical thing because it was a clarion call, a signal that alerted the masses that Prohibition — that devil of a time when alcohol was illegal — was over. Done-zo. Kaput.Repeal Day, the day that Prohibition officially came to an end, was December 5, 1933, and has been celebrated on that day every year since. If you want to really get in the mood, you should certainly check out the Repeal Day Conference, which takes place in Tampa annually.Jim BeamJim Beam is helping us all get ready for Repeal Day 2018 (the 85th anniversary) with the release of its newest bourbon, Repeal Batch, inspired by the liquid that the Beam family created following the end of Prohibition. The offering is also a celebration of the fact that James A. Beam was able to rebuild his distillery in only 120 days following the repeal. The label is illustrative of what labels would’ve looked like then and an homage to Beam’s hard work and determination.Repeal Batch, which will be a limited-edition offering, is an 86-proof Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. The bourbon has been aged for four years (as the normal Jim Beam is) but it is non-chill filtered, giving the whiskey a much fuller body on the palate. The oak, caramel, and char flavors come through in bigger waves than in your everyday Jim Beam bottle. You’ll find bigger spice and vanilla notes on the nose as well.“For the 85th anniversary of Repeal Day, we wanted to release a bourbon inspired by our heritage and dedicated to the hard work my great-grandfather put into rebuilding our family business after Prohibition,” Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s seventh generation master distiller, said in a statement. “Jim Beam Repeal Batch pays tribute to all the generations of Beams that came before me.”Jim Beam Repeal Batch will be available nationwide and will retail for around $17.99. While great neat or with a rock, the brand suggests also trying Jim Beam Repeal Batch in a whiskey punch cocktail, a drink reminiscent of the cocktails that the bourbon drinkers of the 1930s might have enjoyed.Whiskey Punch Cocktail1.5 parts Jim Beam Repeal Batch.5 parts Italian vermouth.5 parts pineapple syrup.5 parts lemon juiceMethod: Shake with ice and serve. What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup Editors’ Recommendations Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned
Previous Next Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Finally! For what seems like forever, United States-based overlanders, mudders, off-roaders, and crawlers have been pleading, begging, and lamenting to Land Rover to bring the brand’s Defender to our shores. The off-road legend has been forbidden fruit, a relic of the Old World that’s nigh unkillable, making it the perfect go-anywhere-mobile for those with deep enough wallets to bring over older iterations. Now, however, everyone will get a chance as Land Rover will bring the next generation to the U.S., legally.Little is known about the upcoming Defender. From the captured spy shots and the pictures released by Land Rover, the new Defender will retain the boxy design the previous generation is revered for, which made it the iconic off-roader it is. Other than that, details are scarce. Engine options, interior design, and pricing are still a bit away. What Land Rover has released are scant tantalizing details. Testing, for instance, is composed of a vast array of surfaces, and Land Rover’s team has also subjected the upcoming SUV to temperatures that range from minus-40 to 120-plus degrees Fahrenheit. Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App What else we know is that this Defender is the first true full redesign since the Defender’s introduction 70 years ago. Past generations, according to Land Rover, went through evolutionary changes, rather than revolutionary. The new Defender will buck that seven-decade trend. World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts 1 of 18 This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected “There are a handful of automobiles that are beloved around the world and stand for a brand, a country and a distinct way of life. The Land Rover Defender is such a singular vehicle,” says Kim McCullough, vice president of marketing for Jaguar Land Rover North America. “On behalf of Land Rover and our retailers, we are proud to announce the voices of American and Canadian customers has been heard: The all-new Defender will be for sale here starting in 2020. This announcement is a holiday gift to our Defender fans in North America and a hint of what’s to come in the New Year.”Land Rover is still in the process of testing the new Defender around the world but promises its debut sometime this year, and as mentioned before, will go on sale next year. Stay tuned. Until then, here’s what’s in store for 2019.
The operational capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has been enhanced with the employment of advanced stealth communications equipment, and the establishment of a language training centre, courtesy of the British Government. Consisting of over 100 Personal Role Radio (PRR) sets, with spares, and a Fixed Base Force Protection System (mobile re-broadcast equipment), the communications equipment isexpected to significantly improve combat effectiveness of the JDF by providing effective and clear communication to soldiers doing front line duties. The language centre, which has been set up at the JDF’s headquarters at Up Park Camp in Kingston, will serve to improve the military’s skills in French and Spanish in the JDF, which will improve their ability to engage and operate in the Caribbean region, particularly in terms of counter-narcotic and counter-illicit traffic operations. The donations were presented to the Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, during a ceremony at the British High Commission in Kingston on November 27. Mr. Bunting thanked the British Government for the PRRs, which he said will not only improve the effectiveness of the JDF’s communication, but further enhance its support to the police force. “It also brings home to me the value this will have, in not just improving soldier safety, but also improving safety of the communities that they are operating in, and avoiding or reducing the risk of miscommunication, particularly within a built up urban environment,” he said. In terms of the language centre, Mr. Bunting said this would be “very useful in terms of co-operation in our maritime domain, particularly in the counter narcotics effort, in terms of increasing our effectiveness in tackling the guns for drugs trade, particularly (in) Haiti, where we want to increase our capacity for co-operation with the Haitian police.” British High Commissioner, His Excellency Howard Drake said the gift was “yet another indication of a close and enduring relationship between the UK and Jamaica in the defence field, not just law enforcement (but) national security issues (in) general.” According to a press release from the British High Commission, operations within infantry units are much slicker, more effectively applied, better co-ordinated and safer with the use of the PRR sets. “Key improvement areas are: increased tempo of operations; improved situational awareness; improved targeting and direction of fire; element of surprise maintained, particularly in urban operations; improved survivability; reduced friendly fire; quicker briefings; and better/quicker re-supply operations,” the document reads. In terms of the language training centre, the release notes that the laboratory will considerably enhance Jamaica’s security forces’ ability to operate in the complex and multi-lingual environment of the Caribbean. The centre will be equipped with 13 computers,two touch screen computers, a projector, a server, hard drive, language software and network equipment.
The Health and Family Life Curriculum has been revised for required use in all schools by September.Making his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 15, Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, said the revision was undertaken by a broad-based working group. He said the curriculum is now “positive, value-laden and age-appropriate”.“This Government, lead by this Prime Minister, lifts up to our children, the ideal of faithful love and marriage between a man and a woman, as the basis of a family, even as we insist on tolerance and love for those, who are disposed towards homosexuality. Let it be clear, we will not be grooming children towards same sex unions and we will not be distributing condoms in schools,” he said.“Restraint must be taught by example and precept. Sex education: yes. Condoms: no,” he stressed.He informed that with the revised curriculum guidance counsellors and their counterparts in the schools and community health care systems will “know what to do when a student is in danger of sexual abuse”.A controversial section of the curriculum was pulled for review after public outcry over the inclusion of homosexuality and other sexual activities.Contact: Chris Patterson
The former Head Girl of Irwin High School in St. James, who was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on June 27, tells JIS News that her father, Randall Huie, who was ailing, succumbed during her preparations to sit 10 subjects in the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. “In order for me to overcome that and get good grades in those subjects, I had to tell myself that ‘God will give me the strength’. I believed those words and somehow found the strength to carry on,” Britney says. Story Highlights Top student for the National Child Month Committee’s (NCMC) 2018 Youth Academic Achievement Awards, Britney Huie, says copping the award was not an easy feat. Top student for the National Child Month Committee’s (NCMC) 2018 Youth Academic Achievement Awards, Britney Huie, says copping the award was not an easy feat.The former Head Girl of Irwin High School in St. James, who was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on June 27, tells JIS News that her father, Randall Huie, who was ailing, succumbed during her preparations to sit 10 subjects in the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.“In order for me to overcome that and get good grades in those subjects, I had to tell myself that ‘God will give me the strength’. I believed those words and somehow found the strength to carry on,” Britney says.She points out that her mother, Jenny Taylor-Huie, also motivated her, even as she struggled to come to terms with the loss of her husband.“With mom working through that time and still not having enough cash to send me to school, sometimes I would stand at the gate (at home) and pray for someone to just give me money to go to school. I would sometimes wonder if I would get my education… but I stuck to my faith and said ‘I’m going to make it. No matter what, I am going to make it. This will not be the end. I will make it’,” she reflects.In August 2017, Britney, a native of St. James, got her results which saw her gaining grade one in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Principles of Accounts, Information Technology and Principles of Business, and grade two in Geography, Social Studies and Physics.The 18-year-old subsequently enrolled at the Montego Bay Community College, where she is pursuing science subjects at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level, in her quest to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.“I am intrigued with the brain. I have a drive to help people who feel outcast… people with disabilities… to feel accepted in society and to feel like they are whole again and even children with brain tumors… to help them to get back on track,” she said.Once successful in her CAPE subjects, Britney intends to apply to the University of the West Indies, Mona, to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree to become a doctor, which will lay the foundation for her career goal in pediatric neurosurgery.Britney tells JIS News that she is motivated by the passage of Bible scripture which states: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, adding that her experiences in the aftermath of her father’s passing have made her stronger.The NCMC’s Chairperson, Dr. Pauline Mullings, says Britney is one of 16 students who have faced or are still facing challenges, who were awarded this year.She tells JIS News that since the initiative’s inception five years ago, “we just wanted to keep going at it because we are finding young people who have challenging situations, but are doing well academically and are involved in community service.”Dr. Mullings says key among the Committee’s mission is seeking out and helping students in difficult situations, who are doing well academically.
“The Government will continue to actively advocate for resolution to this Windrush immigration crisis, including the matter of just and adequate compensation to victims,” Senator Charles Jr. said. State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government will continue to actively advocate on behalf of the Windrush Generation.“The Government will continue to actively advocate for resolution to this Windrush immigration crisis, including the matter of just and adequate compensation to victims,” Senator Charles Jr. said.“We intend, therefore, to utilise our resources both locally and in the United Kingdom (UK) to encourage more persons who have been affected to come forward, seek assistance and to make legitimate claims,” he added.He was making a presentation on the topic, ‘Challenges of the Windrush Generation’, during the University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work’s biweekly departmental seminar.The Seminar was held at the Senate Building today (October 25) at the UWI, Mona Campus.Despite living and working in the UK for decades, thousands of people who arrived in the country as children in the first wave of Commonwealth migration (called the Windrush Generation) were being threatened with deportation.Many of those affected are of Jamaican and Caribbean heritage.The State Minister said the Government will continue to work collaboratively with the UK government on specific cases, which, to date, has borne fruit.“This crisis has presented an opportunity for Jamaica and our Caribbean friends and partners to unite. It is [also] a cause for us to bolster the influence of our diaspora in the UK, while also simultaneously providing the well-needed support to those who are vulnerable,” Mr. Charles Jr. said.The Empire Windrush, a passenger liner, is regarded as the symbolic starting point of a wave of Caribbean migration between 1948 and 1971, known as the ‘Windrush Generation’.Many were enticed to cross the Atlantic by job opportunities amid the UK’s post-war labour shortage.The ship, which sailed from Jamaica on May 27 and arrived in London almost a month later on June 21, was carrying 1,027 passengers, according to the UK National Archives.More than half of the passengers on board (539) gave their last country of residence as Jamaica, while 139 said Bermuda and 119 stated England. There were also people from Mexico, Scotland, Gibraltar, Burma and Wales. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government will continue to actively advocate on behalf of the Windrush Generation.
zoom Owner and operator of liquefied natural gas carriers Teekay LNG Partners has revealed plans to issue new five-year senior unsecured bonds in the Norwegian bond market as the company is looking to secure more funds.The shipowner said that the net proceeds from the bonds are expected to be used for refinancing NOK bonds maturing in May 2017 and general partnership purposes, including funding of newbuilding installments.Teekay LNG expects to apply for listing of the bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange.In September, the company decided to sell 5 million of 9% Series A Preferred Units at a price of USD 25 per unit in an effort to raise fresh funds for debt repayments or funding installment payments on future newbuilding deliveries.Expected to close on October 5, 2016, the offering included a 30-day option which was granted to the underwriters to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares.
Image Courtesy: Nevsky ShipyardRussia’s shipbuilder Nevsky Shipyard has received a contract to construct a series of five dry-cargo vessels for LLC Paula Rise.Under the agreement reached in late December 2016, Nevsky Shipyard will construct the ships of a RSD59 project, which feature a length of 141 meters and a width of 16.9 meters.The 7,445 dwt vessels are designed for transportation of general and bulk cargo, including grains, packaged lumber, logs, scrap metal in bundles and rolls of large, lengthy and heavy cargo, coal, and certain dangerous goods.The new dry-cargo ships will also feature removable hatch covers while opening and closing of each section will be carried out using a special gantry crane located in the bow bulkhead accommodation superstructure.Nevsky Shipyard specializes in the construction of salvage vessels, tankers, dry-cargo vessels, tug-boats, run-about boats, auxiliary and supply vessels.The shipyard also carries out construction of steel hull and steel structures, as well as modernization and renovation works.
Image Courtesy: Incat CrowtherIn today’s spotted we present you the first ferry in NYC Ferry’s fleet which was recently christened in New York.The vessel was christened Lunch Box, following a naming competition held amongst New York school students.Lunch Box is the first vessel in a fleet of catamaran ferries commissioned by Hornblower Cruises to form NYC Ferries, a government initiative to bring an affordable, city-wide ferry network to the Big Apple.Over the coming year, the fleet is expected to grow to some twenty vessels and the network will grow to six routes. On Manhattan, the routes will be based out of Wall Street and East 34th streets and will serve areas such as DUMBO, Rockaway, Astoria, Brooklyn, Sunset Park.The vessels are being constructed by two shipyards, Horizon Shipbuilding and Metal Shark. Naval architecture firm Incat Crowther has developed the ferries’ design.The vessels offer quick turn-around using the standard New York City bow loading geometry. This allows the vessel to nose into wharves with minimal mooring. The wheelhouse of the vessel is situated immediately behind the foredeck, enhancing operational safety, Incat said.Lunch Box, which can accommodate 150 passengers, is expected to be one of the cleanest operating in American waters, with efficient Tier 3 certified main engines, dry exhausts, and vinyl coating in lieu of toxic solvent-based paints, according to Incat.With a length of 26 meters and a width of eight meters, the ferry is able to reach a maximum speed of 27 knots.
zoom BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of UK-based BMT Group, has introduced SMARTNOON , a new solution that can deliver higher resolution vessel performance data based on noon reports.Taking a vessel’s noon report as a starting point, SMARTNOON adds metocean data, AIS information and BMT SMART’s analytics to provide ship owners and operators with valuable insights, without the need for on-board installations and additional sensors, or disruptive changes to established operating behaviors, according to BMT.“We recognise that there are various motivations for vessel performance management. Whether it be centred around fuel efficiency, voyage performance or better reporting across the fleet, SMARTNOON is the perfect first step in the digital revolution for ship owners and operators who may be looking to implement a fully automated fleetwide data collection system,” Peter Mantel, Managing Director at BMT SMART, commented.As explained, the application uses AIS data to provide a framework for noon report information that enables it to be modeled over the noon to noon period. This means that the metocean factors that contribute to overall vessel performance such as wind, waves and currents can be successfully incorporated into performance analysis.“By using existing ‘small data’, namely the traditional noon reporting process and aligning with BMT SMART’s … functionality, we can now bring top-tier performance analysis to new market segments, at near-automatic data logging system resolutions,” Mantel added.
zoom Genting Hong Kong, a part of Genting Group, has received a green light from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) for its proposed voluntary delisting from the Main Board of the SGX-ST.Genting Hong Kong has a primary listing on the Main Board of the HKSE, and a secondary listing on the SGX-ST. Following the proposed delisting, the company will continue to maintain a primary listing on the Main Board of the HKSE.The company said that the move is in line with its strategic focus on its cruise ship business in Asia, in particular, North-Asia, as the company continues to undertake initiatives to tap the burgeoning growth potential in the Chinese market.“Genting Hong Kong’s proposed delisting from the SGX-ST comes after careful consideration and is in line with our growth strategy and plans to enhance value for all our shareholders in the long term. Maintaining a single primary listing on the Main Board of the HKSE will potentially increase the trading of the company’s shares on the HKSE, which will enhance the Company’s profile amongst North-Asian investors,” Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong, said.“The consolidated trading of the company’s shares on the HKSE arising from the proposed delisting is also expected to increase the liquidity of such shares on the HKSE, thereby improving the effectiveness of any future capital raising activities to be undertaken by the company.”After the delisting, shares will only be traded on the HKSE, the company said, adding that the voting rights and entitlement to dividends of shareholders will not be affected by the proposed delisting.