first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State survived Maryland on Saturday, but the Buckeyes hardly looked like a national title contender in the process. Ohio State won the game on a failed two-point try in overtime – which Maryland quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome wishes he had back.Ohio State gave up 535 yards to the Terrapins – including touchdown runs of 81 yards and 75 yards to running back Anthony McFarland. Maryland rushed for 339 yards on the day.Clay Travis of Outkick The Coverage isn’t buying the Buckeyes as a national title contender. He thinks that if Ohio State gets by both Michigan and Northwestern, it’ll be a “complete massacre” if the Buckeyes meet Alabama.It’s hard to disagree after witnessing Saturday’s contest.Yikes, that was a bad miss. Wide open. How many points would Alabama hang on this Ohio State defense if Buckeyes get past Michigan and Northwestern? Would be a complete massacre. Kind of hope we get to see that.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 17, 2018Ohio State, with the win, is now 10-1 and has just a meeting with Michigan left on its regular season schedule. The contest against the Wolverines will be for the Big Ten East.Alabama, meanwhile, struggled in the first half against The Citadel but pulled away in the third quarter. The Crimson Tide have been the No. 1 team in the country the entire season, and likely will be heading into the Playoff.last_img read more

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first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Off-season attrition is a fact of life in college football. Nevada is being particularly hard-hit right now.Over the weekend, the Wolf Pack lost starting wide receiver McLane Mannix and starting safety Nephi Sewell to transfer. Mannix, a sophomore, was a freshman All-American in 2017.Citing “personal family reasons,” Mannix announces his transfer on Twitter on Sunday.“This has not been an easy decision for me,” he wrote. “I have made lifelong friends and learned many lessons both of which, I will always be grateful.”Thank you for the memories #JungleBoys pic.twitter.com/DOypQnhFhc— McLane Mannix (@mclane28) December 3, 2018This season, Mannix totaled 50 receptions for 875 yards and seven touchdowns. As a freshman, he grabbed 57 balls for 778 yards and six scores.Nevada finished the regular season with a 7-5 record in its second season under Jay Norvell. Norvell improved on a 3-9 record in his first campaign.The Wolf Pack will finish their year out in the Arizona Bowl against Arkansas State on December 29.last_img read more

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first_imgCharlie Strong surrounded by USF football players.TAMPA, FL – SEPTEMBER 2: Head Coach Charlie Strong of the South Florida Bulls talks with his players during a timeout in the second quarter of their game against the Stony Brook Sea Wolves at Raymond James Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images)Bowl season rolls along tonight with one of the best named postseason games: the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.Marshall and USF square off in this game, which is essentially a home game for the Bulls. The game will be played at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, where USF hosts games during the season.A win for Marshall makes them 9-4 on the season, while USF can finish 8-5 with a victory.If ESPN’s FPI is correct, this is going to be a tight matchup. The prediction indicates that.USF is favored, but only slightly. The computer gives them a 51.2 percent chance of winning.ESPN prediction for USF-Marshall.USF and Marshall will kick off at 8 p.m. ET tonight.ESPN will broadcast the game.last_img read more

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first_imgSam Darnold calls out instructions.EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 07: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets calls a play against the Denver Broncos during the first half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)A major college football head coach has reportedly declined an interview request from an NFL franchise.The New York Jets fired head coach Todd Bowles following their season finale on Sunday evening.The Jets have reached out to several coaching candidates so far today, including Iowa State’s Matt Campbell.Campbell, though, has reportedly turned down the request.NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported the news.“Iowa State coach Matt Campbell did receive a request from the #Jets, source said. But at this point, he’s declining this one,” he reports.Iowa State coach Matt Campbell did receive a request from the #Jets, source said. But at this point, he’s declining this one.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2018Campbell has been mentioned for several other jobs since getting to Iowa State, but at this point, he appears to be interested in staying put.The 39-year-old head coach has led the Cyclones to back-to-back 8-win seasons.Iowa State finished the season with an Alamo Bowl loss to Washington State.last_img read more

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first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers proved they’re among the elite athletic programs in the entire country this past season, dominating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship. While the school has always been proud of its excellence, it will now have a piece of art to show for their contribution to their community, supporters and members.Dabo Swinney has put the Tigers on the map from the moment he earned the head coaching position. Not only has he turned his players into proven winners, but he also established a culture that is predicated on acting professional.Well, Clemson will soon have a statue heading to its football facilities that embodies the school’s desired qualities shown on and off the field. It is sharing a name with Clemson’s “All In” slogan, according to designer Gordon Huether.“The 25-foot sculpture is entitled All In and is intended to serve as a gateway to the sports precinct and symbol of excellence for the entire Clemson community,” Huether said in his post about his latest work.Check it out:Fabrication for ‘All In’ continues here in the shop. This beauty will be headed off to Clemson University soon! pic.twitter.com/DpRi73NGHD— Gordon Huether (@GordonHuether) February 13, 2019It’ll be quite the addition to the beautiful campus and facilities at Clemson.With Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and other stars returning for next season, the Tigers will have a golden opportunity to repeat as champions of the college football world.last_img read more

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first_imgAdrian Martinez lifts his helmet in the air for Nebraska after a win during the 2018 college football season.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and wide receiver JD Spielman #10 acknowledge the fans after the win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)If Nebraska is to make the big leap many expect from them this season, quarterback Adrian Martinez will need to lead the way. Martinez is coming off a strong freshman campaign.As soon as he took over the Cornhuskers in December 2017, Scott Frost immediately went after the four-star recruit. Now, his most recent comments about Martinez will have Nebraska fans salivating.According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Frost says Martinez has produced at least one ‘wow’ moment every day in practice. He even said one throw reminded him of Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes.That sound you hear is the Adrian Martinez hype train going into overdrive. #Huskers coach Scott Frost on Adrian Martinez: “Adrian provides us with at least a ‘wow’ moment a day. He made a throw the other day that I’ve never really seen before. Maybe watching the [Kansas City] Chiefs play last year. We just need him to play like he’s been practicing.”— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 26, 2019Even though Martinez handled himself well as a true freshman, Frost is right that his practice exploits won’t matter if he can’t duplicate them on game day.Coming off a 4-8 season in 2018, Nebraska finds itself in the AP preseason top 25.  The expectations are high once again in Lincoln.We’ll get our first look at Martinez and the 2019 Huskers on Saturday when they host South Alabama at noon ET on ESPN.last_img read more

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first_img Indo-Asian News Service Ulan-UdeOctober 9, 2019UPDATED: October 9, 2019 12:37 IST Jamuna Boro had started off slowly but as the bout progressed, she started to get into her groove (AIBA Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJudges’ points at the end stood 28-29, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30 in Jamuna’s favourJamuna had defeated Mongolia’s Michidmaa Erdenedalai 5-0 in her opening round clashThree boxers from India have so far reached the quarters – Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro and Manju RaniJamuna Boro (54 kg) on Wednesday thrashed Algerian fifth seed Ouidad Sfouh 5-0 in the pre-quarterfinals to enter the last-eight stage of the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships.The 22-year-old, participating at the Worlds for the first time, dominated the bout as her punches were more accurate than the defending champion on a consistent basis during the entire duration of three minutes.She started off slowly but as the bout progressed, she started to get into her groove. The first two rounds saw both the pugilists fight an engaging battle. However, Jamuna dominated the third round.The judges’ points at the end stood 28-29, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30 in Jamuna’s favour.Jamuna, a bronze-medallist at the 2015 Youth World Championships, had defeated Mongolia’s Michidmaa Erdenedalai 5-0 in her opening round clash.She will now play her quarter-final clash on Thursday and a win there will ensure her maiden worlds medal.Earlier, six-time champion Mary Kom had advanced to the quarterfinals after winning her opening bout in 51 kg category. Mary beat Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas by a unanimous decision in the pre-quarters after she had received a first-round bye.Apart from Mary and Jamuna, Manju Rani (48kg) is the other Indian pugilist to reach the quarter-finals of her weight class.For 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 Tags :Follow Women’s World Boxing ChampionshipFollow Jamuna Boro Women’s World Boxing Championships: Jamuna Boro storms into quarterfinalsJamuna Boro will now play her quarter-final clash on Thursday and a win there will ensure her maiden worlds medal.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgKelly English (New Orleans & Memphis):Tell us about the Memphis food scene currently.It’s a great town to be in right now. One of the really cool things is this new crop of restaurants that have happened over the past ten years. They are really personal places. Even though it’s not a fancy setting, we have a reputation as a food town because of barbecue. It’s the time-honored traditions that drive the food scene still. Not necessarily the ingredients but the passion for telling a story.What can we expect from you at the Cross Country Barbecue?We are working with Fox out of Atlanta. Whether you are a pit master or chef we love what we do and we love food and bringing people together. We talked a lot about what we want to do. Their style is really driven by beef while it’s mostly all pork in Memphis. We are going to do a Middle Eastern Kafta, which is a meatball ground up with different proteins. We are going to smoke some beef and then bind it with a rice grit and season it up with some things from that part of the world. That is completely out of the box for both of us.I see you are partnering with Chef Jeremiah Bacon at Oak Steak house to focus on ‘contemporary southern cuisine’. What does that mean to you?When Jeremiah and I started talking we really wanted to take a trip through the Creole eyes of our region. I grew up in New Orleans and you can see the difference from Lowcountry and Creole yet they have similar strains but come out in completely different manners. We are going from north of Charleston all the way down to New Orleans and discovering what people have left along the way.The definition of a Southerner changes every day. We have new people coming through every day who add to our culture, while we keep one foot firmly planted in who we are, we continually look ahead at who we are going to be.People always try to compare New Orleans to Charleston. I think they are apples and oranges (or shrimp to oysters?).I do think they are very different and I wish people would stop making cities compete with each other. At one place you have one style of food and you have a different one in the other. If you put each of them in a competition with themselves they are both going to win.What are you most excited to do/see in Charleston?I was there a couple of years ago and it is such a special town and there are only a few places in America that there is just one of and Charleston is one of those places. I am looking forward to drinking at Edmonds Oast, eating at Macintosh and FIG and all the drinks in between! What if you could party with famous chefs, wine makers, restaurant owners and whiskey connoisseurs over one weekend in one of America’s most amazing towns? That’s what happens the first weekend in March in Charleston, South Carolina. For the past ten years, BB&T Charleston Wine & Food has been hosting this lip smacking good festival where guests can experience local Lowcountry food with James Beard winning chefs, authors and food enthusiasts (We are going to try to get through this entire article without using the word, ‘Foodie’).In honor of the upcoming event we interviewed four epic participants from around the nation to hear what they have in store for the festival and what they are most looking forward to doing in the Holy City. Hint: Lots of drinking.Kent Graham (Atlanta & Montgomery)Can you explain the importance of eating local to our readers?It is not just about eating local it is about the economics. You are keeping money in the community when you eat and shop local. When you shop at the farmers market, you are supporting people within a 50-mile radius of you. Also, the more local, the fresher the product. You can be eating something that was picked that morning and are catching it at its peak. Sure, we buy bananas from South America at the grocery store but if I can, I try to get 75% of my produce locally.We are excited to see what you have in store at the BBQ Takeover, any hints?We haven’t decided fully but we may prepare a whole lamb with Merguez spice but approach it from a Southern angle using oak and pecan wood for maximum flavor. We thought, ‘How can we make it fun? How can we make it new?’I assume you are finding a local lamb for this?I’m working with Brannon Florie from The Granary for that one- he finds the local purveyors since he knows the market better than I do.Ok, so what makes Memphis BBQ different?The best way to put it: It is a huge personal question!For me, it evokes Sundays at the table with my family having 2pm lunch with a pile of BBQ, slaw and cheap simple potato chips and baked beans.That was a ritual.But above anything else it is about the pig. It should be dry rubbed so as not to mask the natural taste. When you bite into Memphis style you bite into gastronomical construction! The taste of the smoke and the pig wafting over your senses, you are kissed by that taste of the bread and the cole slaw. You get this one wonderful taste.And I’m not knocking others’ barbecue but when you have Memphis style, you have the most edible way of eating barbecue (since it is between two pieces of bread).We know you are big on fried chicken – do you have any tips for our guys on making the best?One of the things I tell people is to buy an all-natural bird from a local farmer since they have the best taste.–       Cut the chicken into nines (my dad’s from south Alabama and that is how they do it).–       Pull off the back end of the breast, the pulley bone; it’s an extra little piece.–       I came up with a brine- I brine for 72 hours. I am not giving up the recipe but its’ main ingredient is iced tea. It gives the chicken a wonderful internal taste.–       I then use a buttermilk rinse.–       Then it goes into a well-seasoned flour.–       It’s fried nicely and then I top it with honey or sorghum. I prefer sorghum.–       Add flakey salt and chopped thyme for some greenery. I do use thyme in my brine too.What are you most looking forward to doing in Charleston?I love Charleston! It’s the first time I’ve been a participant!I of course am looking forward to eating. We are also releasing news on my new restaurant- Field Dog Kitchen that will be opening in Atlanta.When I’m in Charleston it’s all about the comradery. When I go to Lambs and Clams on Friday night we get to hang out with other chefs; we are not being scrutinized and we are able to have great conversations.It’s the time to talk, build, move forward, share, show off and have fun and really enjoy our industry! As a chef its kind of like you are out of the kitchen, but in the kitchen and having a lot of fun.Jim Meehan (Portland, Oregon):Our parent company, DigitalTrends.com is based in PDX, what made you move there?My wife and I have a two-year-old daughter and were ready for a change of pace lifestyle-wise.   Portland has big city amenities such as excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, with small town luxuries like short commutes to the airport and a laid back vibe.   It’s also nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.Your ‘Subzones of Whiskey’ event is a definite can’t miss for our readers. Tell us a bit about it and some of the whiskeys you are most excited about at the moment.Whiskey is so popular right now that it’s tough to get my hands on bottles I used to take for granted years ago. I’d say my favorite bottle of 2014 was the cask strength Parker’s Heritage release of 13-year-old Bernheim Wheat Whiskey. I’m looking forward to trying the new Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey from Middleton later this year, and can’t wait to taste the Watermelon Brandy (sorry: not a whiskey) from High Wire: hope they saved me a bottle!The whiskey category has exploded over the past decade thanks to the popularity of cult bottlings like Pappy Van Winkle, in addition to releases from craft distilleries such as Balcones, Tuthiltown, and Anchor, whose success has helped drive whiskey prices through the roof. I’m looking forward to talking about the laws, production practices, pricing and most importantly, the liquid, to help attendees evaluate their options more objectively.We hear you are going to be behind the bar at Husk. Do you have a relationship with Sean Brock And what might you be conjuring up that evening?Sean and I sat across from each other on a puddle jumper to Aspen (Food & Wine) a few years ago and finally met formally in Charleston during Cook it Raw a couple years ago. I got to catch up with him briefly at his book release party in Portland, and am really looking forward to tending bar at Husk. Based on the backbar there, I know I’ll be mixing with bourbon… hopefully, I’ll get some time to collaborate with his team on the cocktails I serve.We just did a collab with Moore & Giles and we are obsessed with your Sidecar. Can you tell us more about that? The inspiration came from Moore & Giles marketing director Brooks Morrison, who brought me in to develop a bartender bag and rollup with them in 2009. They started making furniture a couple years ago, and she recruited me to co-develop the bar cart with them. Designer Thomas Brennan transformed crude sketches of mine into a blueprint for cabinetmaker Brandon Ulland to fabricate prototypes. I love working with Moore & Giles because they’re committed to producing the absolute best products. Don Giles himself dubbed it the Sidecar.What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing/experiencing in Charleston?I’ve only been once, and spent most of my time on excursions for Cook it Raw. This time, I’m bringing my family along, and we’re really looking forward to it. I’m dying to check out my buddy Brooks Reitz’s new places (St. Alban and Leon’s), and to return to Husk. I had the opportunity to work with Ryan Casey last time I visited, dine with Garden & Gun’s Jess Mischner, and Joe Raya hooked me up with a Yeti full of Clinebell ice, so I look forward to catching up with all of them.   So much going on in Charleston! Patrick Krutz (Mississippi & Santa Rosa California)What made you move out West from Mississippi?I finished U Miss in 2001 and in January I went backpacking and went to New Zealand, Thailand and Australia for about six months and then was ready to enroll in law school. I wanted to have one more adventure before school though so my dad recommended I give it a shot in the wine industry and I got a job in Carmel in the summer of 2002 with all intentions of heading back to law school but never did!I really got involved in the food and wine world out there and I gravitated towards wine. Some friends out there took me under their wing and my first vintage was in 2003 and it went from there. How do you explain the rapid success of your vineyard?Well it wasn’t too rapid. I never studied viniculture (Ole Miss doesn’t offer that!) but I started small and in 2004 I still wasn’t convinced I wanted to do this. I still didn’t have a bottled product. Each year I ramped up my production and I moved to West Sonoma County in 2005 since I had outgrown my garage. At that point I got serious and looked for distributors and opened a wine club. Today we produce around 250 barrels.I attribute our success to hard work, a good price, and creating our niche.We have a signature series from $35 and up and Magnolia is a value wine at around $18-25 a bottle. I see that you are participating in the Macintosh Signature dinner. Are there certain wines that pair better with Southern cuisine? Barbecue is near and dear to my heart. People refer to a grill out here as a barbecue! That’s just not right (Laughs). I cooked a pork shoulder for 13 hours for the Super Bowl and had a Pinot Noir. Pig and Pinot!When talking shrimp & grits I like a Chardonnay but a Pinot Noir can work if it is a little more on the smoky side.Any sort of grilled beef works with a bottle of Syrah.I see at the Sip + See you are pulling out a favorite vintage. Can you tell us about it?I decided to ship some magnums of 2006 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I was tasting both of these recently and I was surprised at how lively the Chardonnay was tasting. It was vibrant and crisp and I thought it would be fun and different.The 2006 was from the Sleepy Hollow vineyard and that was from their 50 year old vines. It didn’t produce much, but what it did produce was powerful stuff.Anderson Valley Pinot is an elegant, pretty and nicely aged wine. So this is kind of a blast from the past for me personally.What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing/experiencing in Charleston?This is my first time at Wine & Food. I haven’t really looked at how much free time I have but I want to visit some of the restaurants! Being from the South I miss that culture and cuisine. I just want to plug in whenever I’m back in the South; the people, cuisine and striking up a conversation to see where life takes you. Editors’ Recommendations What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals What is Biodynamic Wine? 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first_imgGetting out on a stand up paddle board started out as an outdoors and fitness trend a few seasons ago, and went mainstream very quickly. Instead of dying out like many outdoors fads, SUP’s growing popularity means you’ll probably see them out on every local lake and shoreline this summer. We’ve been hauling our Boardworks SHUBU Sport board on our summer travels, and have refined our SUP gear to a few essentials for paddling everywhere from open ocean to high mountain lakes.Related: The Manual’s SUP Guide | Sanborn PaddlesStearns Sospenders Belt Pack $70Perfect for the angler or SUP yogi who needs a little extra range of motion, Stearns belt pack gets its flotation power from a 16-gram CO2 cartridge. The gas and air pouch roll up conveniently into the belt, and are deployed with a simple pull cord. The best part is that it’s completely resuable with a new gas cylinder. Now you don’t have an excuse for bad form on your next attempt at a balance pose on your board. Just don’t blame us when you take a dip in the lake.lululemon T.H.E. Short H20 $49We grabbed a pair of these hybrid shorts when we toured lululemon’s design center, and they’ve been our go-to pair of shorts ever since. This version of the shorts has been chlorine tested to make sure they are extra durable.They maintain four-way stretch for flexibility whether you’re paddling, swimming laps, or out for a long run – we like to to combine a few activities and finish with a cannonball into our favorite swimming hole to cool off. T.H.E. Shorts are also quick drying; we got soaked during a rainy paddle session in Banff National park, and were completely dry by the time we had our boards packed up back at the car.Boardworks Raven Adjustable Paddle $279The Raven not only keeps us skimming the water very smoothly, but also looks great while we’re paddling. The bamboo veneer is painted with a Northwest Native American inspired design that is sure to turn heads when you’re on the water. The shaft and handle are carbon fiber, ensuring excellent stiffness and power transfer when you’re working hard. Its adjustment system locks in place very easily, making this one of the easiest paddles to set and forget when you’re in a rush to catch sunset on your board.SealLine Seal Pak $35We find ourselves needing a little extra carry space more often than not when we’re out on our SUPs. Rather than deal with oversized dry bags or packs, the Seal Pak hip belt fits all our needs. Sized perfectly to stash your wallet, phone, a few snacks, and camera, it is easy to seal out water, and sits comfortable on your waist (yes, it’s a fanny pack) or lashed to a tie down point on your board.Zinka Nosecoat $9Whether you’re trying to emulate the surf bums like Jeff Spicoli at Ridgemont High, or just want to keep yourself from looking like a lobster, Zinka is a great sunscreen option. the nose coat is 25% zinc oxide, completely blocking out UV rays where you need the most protection. We like to mix and match some of the colors for a little extra warpaint look. If you need to stock up, the Power-Pack ($46) includes a couple colors of nose coat as well as lipbalm, a facestick, and conventional SPF 30 lotion and spray. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date How to Enjoy Your Campfires Responsibly The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Editors’ Recommendations Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made last_img read more

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Together Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Due in large part to the fact smartphones aren’t cheap, it’s incredibly important to find a proper case to keep the thing protected at all times. Enter Nomad Goods and its lineup of gorgeous Horween leather accessories, including a selection of beautiful, nondescript leather cases for any iPhone version 6 or newer. Traditionally constructed — so that it has the ability to age gracefully — Nomad’s iPhone cases (and it’s entire leather selection, for that matter) are one of the most inexpensive ways to upgrade your accessory game without sacrificing style.So what makes the iPhone cases so great? Aside from the fact Horween-produced leather is perhaps the cream of the leather crop — its Chicago tannery is the oldest in America — the case offers screen edge protection, an interior microfiber finish to prevent scratches, and wide openings around the ports to support larger cables. Furthermore, the product runs just shy of $45 and can easily become the last case you’d ever buy for your phone — it’s that durable.In addition to Nomad’s leather-clad iPhone cases, the Santa Barbara-based company also offers an innovative charging wallet which (as the name suggests) is a wallet capable of charging a smartphone. Outfit with a lightning-compatible charge cable, the wallet — also a Horween leather-crafted good — comes in either a bi-fold or slim variety. Though they are a tad bulky considering they house a charge pack, the wallets still fit comfortably in a back or front pocket of jean or pants.Outside of Nomad Goods’ leather lineup, the brand boasts Apple Watch bands, straps, and charge stands in addition to auxiliary power packs and keychain phone chargers. Its online store even sells a convenient leather conditioner which makes cleaning and caring for any of its leather products an absolute breeze. If it’s fine leather you search for to accessorize this fall, look no further than Nomad Goods. 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags last_img read more

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first_imgThis year’s election was nothing if not dramatic. And whether you feel like you’re riding out of the season in slow motion with an explosion behind you or cruising down a street paved with gold, you can do so in stunning style with Martone Cycling’s limited edition Freedom Bikes collection — a surprise capsule with a flair for the bold.With the sort of high-art color pops that’ll have you standing out like a neon flag on a dreary winter’s day, each bike in the collection comes fully-saturated in hues of red, white, and blue. These light commuters weigh in at 26 pounds and feature architectural baskets, dual-legged kickstands, cherry-red chains, lucite pedals, and SRAM automatic shifting.Yes, you read that right: automatic shifting. Martone Cycling’s real piece de resistance is a two-gear automatic system that knows how to handle the streets based on your speed and incline.Martone Cycling founder Lorenzo Martone felt inspired to put the pedal to the metal on the collection as a testament to Americans’ freedom to vote. They’re an homage to the nation’s freewheeling spirit and sense of adventure. “When so much is at stake for our nation, the power of voting and what that freedom means resonates even more deeply. I feel so fortunate to live in America, and to have been invited into this American dream,” he says of the bikes, unveiled in early November 2016: “This brand of bikes is both a literal and figurative symbol of freedom to me. Freedom to move, express, and transform are not luxuries that are universally afforded, and I really wanted to draw upon the red, white and blue color palate as a celebration of that freedom.” Before these patriotic stunners rolled out of Martone’s imagination, another technicolor capsule captivated the brand’s cult following. In Summer 2016, Martone Cycling released a collection in honor of the Olympics in Brazil — his country of origin– before blazing trails in the U.S. fashion bike market. So what’s next for the Freedom Bikes? April 2017 will see them cruising across the pond to France for its own upcoming red, white, and blue presidential election. To check out these rides for yourself, visit www.martonecycling.com. Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Your New Favorite Pair of Go-to Leather Shoes Just Got More Affordable last_img read more

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first_img Next The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Previous Taxa Outdoors’ Rugged Mantis Travel Trailer Just Got Even Better 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go Currently on a seven-month trip to visit all 59 U.S. National Parks, travel photographer Renee Hahnel and her husband Matthew have perfected the art of living on the road.The photo/blogging duo was sent on this epic road trip by plant-based, vegan protein company EVOLVE to form an extensive guide to the scenery, views, activity, hikes, and (duh) best photo ops. And hats off to the Hahnels, because if you’ve ever driven cross-country or been away from home traveling for a prolonged time, you know how difficult it is to normalize your lifestyle — and, most of all, your travel meals.EVOLVE’s Trish Griffin, a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist, tells The Manual, “Traveling can put extra demands on your body. By taking in the right foods at the right time, you will be better equipped to stay alert and energized to drive, hike, and explore, wherever the road may take you.”Matthew and Renee HahnelGriffin adds that if you’re on the road for outdoor exploration, changing altitudes, and exerting effort, upping your fluid intake and staying hydrated is key. You should also decrease salt intake; eat high-carbohydrate, moderate protein, low-fat meals; and consider smaller meals with more snack options. “Happy gut, happy traveler,” Griffin says. “And stick to the foods you’re familiar with!’For examples of what those foods, snacks, and meals could look like, we sat down in the Hahnel’s cozy van over a post-hike EVOLVE protein mocha to talk van-burners and easy dinner recipes. Plan your next cross-country adventure with these nuggets of food wisdom and never rely on fast-food again (and read up on our guide to living in a van while you’re at it).Travel eating almost always sucks. How do you avoid gut-turning fast-food?Having a van with a kitchen definitely allows us to living more “normally” on the road and eat healthy when restaurant/grocery choices are limited. Plus, being able to sit down together for a meal, at a (small) table with home-cooked food is a massive perk.What are your travel snack essentials?Fruit, cheese and crackers, nut butter, or a protein shake. We love the EVOLVE mocha shake for a super quick refuel pre- or post-hike.How about meals? Is it possible to cook hearty, healthy dishes from a van?We eat a lot of meals that have a fresh component to it (e.g. vegetables, salad, fish), plus a pre-made/packaged ingredient (e.g. rice, pasta, sauces) for ease of preparation and to save time. Plus, we couldn’t live without our hot drinks like tea, coffee, and hot cocoa.What three easy meals can any traveler make on the road (in a van)?For a filling and yummy breakfast, we love throwing some potatoes, spinach, broccoli, red bell peppers, and eggs in a pan and frying them up. We’ll add cheese, salt, and pepper for seasoning. Protein pancakes are also fun to make on slower, meandering mornings — using EVOLVE protein powder and fresh berries.For lunch, we don’t have a toaster in the van, but will use a frying pan to toast — topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Cous cous, vegetables, and tuna is another “throw-it-together” type of lunch for us.Then a healthy and easy dinner option is pan-cooked fish fillets and salad or cooked vegetables.What cooking equipment do you have?We mostly use our two burner propane stoves, medium fry-pan/pot, kettle, chopping board, and pot drainer. We also frequently use insulated tumblers so our drinks stay hot or cold. Plus, we have an electric fridge in the van and a pantry. The fridge increases the variety of foods we can store and it’s always nice having a cold drink after a long hike!Why are nutritious meals important while you’re on the road? We do a lot of hiking and exploring, so staying fueled and healthy is a must. We also have some long driving days and need to stay alert and focused.What other “accessories” do you suggest bringing to enhance the travel dining experience? Mood lighting and music always make a pleasant dining experience. We have some fairy lights, candles, and portable speakers in the van.center_img 1 of 12 Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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first_imgAngel’s Envy/FacebookTo us, cask strength bourbons are great. They pack a punch (of both flavor and strength) and, because of their usual price points, make excellent gifts when you need to impress someone (or make up for something you did while drinking cask strength whiskey).As with their previous cask strength limited releases, Angel’s Envy finished this year’s edition in port casks. Once the bourbon has aged on its own in new American Oak barrels, the Louisville-based distillery uses 60-gallon ruby port barrels that are made from French oak and imported from Portugal to finish the liquid for anywhere from three to six months (depending on the taste).In total throughout 2017, 10,000 bottles of the cask strength release were produced — a jump from the 8,000 produced last year.Appearance: Deep copper with a slight crimson hue.Nose: Caramel corn and cinnamon spice are present up front, with hints of vanilla and raisin shortly thereafter. On the end there’s a little bit of wine sweetness that evokes the barrels this bourbon was finished in.Palate: Much like the nose, caramel is one of the first and foremost flavors here, though here it is bolstered by some cassis notes. There is a nice amount of vanilla, too, with fruit flavors that end up resembling fruit cake. Clove and baking spice act as a nice balance to the sweeter notes. Some oaky tannins come through, with dark chocolate overtones near the end.Finish: Dark chocolate and oak again to finish this out. The finish is long, smooth, and pleasantly tingles the gums.Final Thoughts: The port wine sweetness blends well with the sweetness that comes from the bourbon. If you like the cask strength bourbon or the port cask-finished bourbon from Angel’s Envy, this is definitely one you need to try and get your hands on. The price may scare some people away — especially for a bourbon that is only around six or seven years old and sourced rather than made (though that will hopefully be changing soon now that Angel’s Envy has its own facility) — but if you’re looking to splurge a little, then this is one to splurge on.Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 2017 is 62.25 percent ABV and retails for around $200 (though most online outlets are selling it for $400).Feature image courtesy of Angel’s Envy/Facebook. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series last_img read more

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first_img Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat The Dive Motel Brings Legit 70s-Era Swagger to Nashville Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) 1 of 11 Previous This Belgian-Monastery-Turned-Hotel Has Us Craving a Trip to Antwerp The 770-room hotel takes its visitors up to ultra-luxurious rooms via high-speed panoramic lifts. Each guest room and suite was designed by Remedios Studio of Hong Kong with cutting-edge amenities. It’s safe to say, Neo and Trinity would stay here on off-weekends from fighting Agent Smith. Sleek, style-forward nuances like the curves and lines of the walls marry with every luxury from heated flooring to Nespresso machines.The rooms have been called “a hedonist’s dream” by the operators at Morpheus and damn it, we believe that.If these rooms don’t have enough electrical pulse to get you excited, transcend all former hotel or resort experiences for a dream stay in one of Morpheus’s nine villas, complete with a 24/7 butler, private salon, and private interior pool.If you ever get sick of your room, step out and get lost in the curated shops and exclusive restaurants, bougie fitness facilities, modern art gallery, rooftop pool, gaming salon, or luxe spa that is the integrated entertainment resort, the City of Dreams.Now, which do you choose: the safe, moderately-priced motel or Morpheus? After this, there’s no turning back. You take the safe, moderately-priced motel and have a fine time. Or you take the ultra-luxe Morpheus hotel located in China’s City of Dreams Resort at Macau and see just how deep extravagance can go.Morpheus, a new flagship hotel opened June 15, was commissioned to Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) back in 2012. (Side note: Have you seen the only home ever designed by ZHA? It’s insane.)When ZHA signed on to create Morpheus, foundations were already in place for a condominium tower that was never built. ZHA started with the existing abandoned foundations, “using a rectangular footprint to define a 40-story building of two internal vertical circulation cores connected at podium and roof levels where the many guest amenities were required,” says ZHA in an official press release.In laymen’s terms, Morpheus is the world’s first high-rise supported by a free-form steel exoskeleton. Literally named after the Greek god of dreams, this oasis is more than a building — it’s a new iconic landmark. And the architecture is truly mind-bending, with floating cut-outs that seem to be fluidly warping thanks to the unique steel grid design.“Morpheus combines its optimal arrangement with structural integrity and sculptural form … The design is intriguing as it makes no reference to traditional architectural typologies,” says Viviana Muscettola, ZHA’s project director.And that’s just the outside.center_img Next Previous Editors’ Recommendations Next 1 of 6 Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms last_img read more

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first_imgJamaicans are being implored to take care of the country’s seniors and report cases of abuse or neglect.The appeal comes from the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) as the country prepares to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 under the theme ‘Shine a Light’.Executive Director of the NCSC, Charmaine Muirhead,told JIS News that neglect, violence, and exploitation are major issues facing the senior population around the world, including Jamaica.“We are seeing a number of reported cases of seniors being abused locally, especially in the Kingston and St. Andrew region,” she informed.“We know that there are many unreported cases in other parts of the island, so we are asking persons to work with the Council, and report suspected cases to 1-888-SENIORS (736467), or the nearest police station,” she appealed.She said the Council works in collaboration with the police to conduct investigations of reported cases and based on the findings, the appropriate action is taken.She pointed out that the population is aging rapidly, and the Council will be increasing efforts to meet the needs of the elderly, and tackle existing challenges.Spearheaded by the United Nations, WEAAD brings together senior citizens, their caregivers and governments, to combat the problem of elder abuse.Mrs. Muirhead told JIS News that the day will focus attention on the physical, emotional, and financial abuse of seniors.Activities will include counselling and interactive sessions that will bring together senior citizens, caregivers, national and local government, and the private sector, to exchange ideas about how best to reduce violence towards elders; increase reporting of such abuse; and develop elder-friendly policies. Persons are asked to wear purple as a show of solidarity.WEADD has been observed in Jamaica since 2012. The NCSC is a division of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.Contact: Jeneva Gordonlast_img read more

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first_img National awardee James Walsh is looking to expand the skills training programme at the Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann, where he has been serving as principal for the past 16 years.Last year, the institution opened a multi-million dollar training facility in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, to prepare students in the areas of construction and welding, and is partnering with employers and institutions in Canada to train Jamaicans to take up jobs as trailer drivers and mechanics in that country.“Right now, we are playing a part in setting up this school for tractor trailer drivers and laying the foundation for heavy duty and transport mechanics,” Mr. Walsh tells JIS News.“By next year, we should have people in Canada, who are car and truck tyre technicians and who will go there to work,” he says.Mr. Walsh tells JIS News that since taking the helm of the institution, he has managed to bring about some expansion and diversification of the community college, to keep it current and relevant.Under his watch, a nursing school was established in St. Ann’s Bay, in addition to the technical campus in Discovery Bay, and there are plans for a third campus at Lydford in St. Ann to accommodate the growing student population.Mr. Walsh joined the teaching staff of the Brown’s Town Community College in 1975, the same year it was established, having just completed his studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI).Under strong persuasion from a colleague, he decided to teach at the college for two years and then move on to fulfilling his dream of setting up a farmers’ cooperative in the parish. Mr. Walsh says he also felt compelled to join the staff after learning that the principal was a former head of a school he had attended.Thirty-eight years later, he is still in the education profession and still at Brown’s Town.The dedicated educator says he has remained at the college, as he is convinced that in carrying out his role in the classroom, he is making a valuable contribution to the development of the country and its people.“What has kept me in the profession is the fact that one of the things about teaching is that it gives a lot of fulfilment and everyday that you get up, once you appreciate what education is, and the importance of education, you never have a day when you wonder about the value of what you are going to do,” Mr. Walsh says.But not all his years were spent in the classroom as between 1995 and 1997, he was seconded to the Social Development Commission (SDC), where he had responsibility for Special Training and Empowerment and the Integrated Community Development Programmes.“It was felt that I had some understanding of the dynamics of community development and I could have made a contribution there,” Mr. Walsh says.In addition to his dedication to education, Mr. Walsh has a deep passion for Jamaica and its people and expressed the view that he has a civic duty to make a positive contribution to his country’s development.For his efforts, he was recognised at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony held on Heroes Day, October 21, on the lawns of King’s House, where he was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander.He was among a total of 179 outstanding Jamaicans, who have contributed to nation building in various fields.Asked how he feels about receiving the award, Mr. Walsh says he is “very honoured and humbled.” He says he never thought that he would have received a national honour.  “I was just doing my job,” he says.The educator says it is always his belief that the country owes him nothing and that it is his duty to give back.“I am very conscious of the fact that I belong to a country, where I been privileged to have opportunity, and where my education… was funded largely by people, who never had the opportunity that I had,” he says.“Here, you are receiving a high honour for doing something that you enjoy doing, which you find great fulfilment doing, and gives my life a lot of meaning, what more can you ask,” he continues.Over the years, Mr. Walsh has received recognition for services from several organisations and associations. These include the Honour Award from the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica for three decades of service to education in 2005; the distinguished Honour Award from the HEART Trust/NTA in 2006; and the Prime Minister’s Award for Services to Education in 2011.But despite the numerous awards, Mr. Walsh says his greatest reward has been the many students of the college, whose lives he has impacted in some way.“To me, the greatest award is the people, the students whose lives I have touched in a positive way and helped to develop and to realise their potential. Personal rewards, that’s what makes it worthwhile,” he says with pride. Story Highlights Mr. Walsh joined the teaching staff of the Brown’s Town Community College in 1975. Last year, the institution opened a multi-million dollar training facility in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. National awardee James Walsh is looking to expand the skills training programme at the Brown’s Town Community College.last_img read more

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first_img Jamaica and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed a five-year country cooperation strategy agreement.The agreement was signed on September 26 by Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton and the Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa Etienne, at PAHO Headquarters in Washington DC.The agreement will see Jamaica benefiting from technical cooperation in health for the next five years.Dr. Tufton thanked PAHO for its continued support to the public health sector in Jamaica, particularly in strengthening the health system.“Jamaica hopes to continue the joint collaboration with PAHO,” the Minister added.For her part, Dr. Etienne said under the agreement, Jamaica’s health system will be strengthened as it moves towards universal health.She said the organisation is pleased to partner with Jamaica to offer this technical support, which will help to improve the country’s health services.Dr. Tufton is in Washington attending the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference. Story Highlights The agreement will see Jamaica benefiting from technical cooperation in health for the next five years.center_img Jamaica and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed a five-year country cooperation strategy agreement. last_img read more

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first_img A 15-million gallon water treatment facility is to be constructed on the Rio Cobre at Content, near Dam Head, in St. Catherine, under a private/public partnership (PPP), involving the National Water Commission (NWC).This was announced by President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, on January 11.He pointed out that a private entity has been contracted to build the facility, with construction set to get underway later this year.“The Rio Cobre is a steady flow of water even in the worst of situations. We have about 50 million gallons of water daily, so it makes sense as I don’t have to increase capital cost from creating storage. We only have to create a treatment facility and that is what we are pursuing now,” the President said.Mr. Barnett pointed out that building the facility is one of the strategies being employed to improve the company’s operational efficiency, improve capital asset base and expand the service.He noted that the private enterprise has already secured financing under the PPP arrangement to meet the 2018 commencement date.“The treatment facility will impact Portmore, Kingston and Spanish Town,” the President said.He pointed out that the NWC will purchase water from the facility for distribution to its customers, with the non-revenue water (NRW) component being complementary. “This is expected to at least reduce our losses to about 30 per cent,” he noted. Story Highlights He pointed out that the NWC will purchase water from the facility for distribution to its customers, with the non-revenue water (NRW) component being complementary. “This is expected to at least reduce our losses to about 30 per cent,” he noted. “The Rio Cobre is a steady flow of water even in the worst of situations. We have about 50 million gallons of water daily, so it makes sense as I don’t have to increase capital cost from creating storage. We only have to create a treatment facility and that is what we are pursuing now,” the President said. A 15-million gallon water treatment facility is to be constructed on the Rio Cobre at Content, near Dam Head, in St. Catherine, under a private/public partnership (PPP), involving the National Water Commission (NWC).last_img read more

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first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring parents engaged in the practice of withholding their children from school on some weekdays, to involve them in economic activities to generate household income, to desist from doing so.“You’re not doing the child a favour (and) you’re certainly not supporting their full potential development by depriving them of one or two days of education,” Mr. Holness said as he launched activities for Workers’ Week and Labour Day at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday (May 1).While noting that “there is nothing wrong with parents ensuring that children understand the value of work”, he contended that when this interrupts the youngsters’ education, and goes further to involve them in illicit activities, such as scamming, the illegal sex trade and human trafficking, “then that is not (something) any country can be proud of”.Mr. Holness pointed out that the Administration has provided the resources necessary to ensure that children can remain in school for the full five days per week, “and I encourage all parents, no matter how you are struggling, to take advantage of the support that the Government gives through the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and other means”.“There is no excuse for parents to take their children out of school to support them in any form of economic activity during the school period. We need to now step up on our campaign (to mandate that) every child must be in school when school is in,” he emphasised.Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2018 are being observed under the theme ‘Ramp it Up… Fix it Up’.Activities will focus on constructing ramps in schools to enable physically challenged persons to access these buildings, and installing additional facilities at health centres to enhance the environment for medical staff and clients.Labour Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 23. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring parents engaged in the practice of withholding their children from school on some weekdays, to involve them in economic activities to generate household income, to desist from doing so. While noting that “there is nothing wrong with parents ensuring that children understand the value of work”, he contended that when this interrupts the youngsters’ education, and goes further to involve them in illicit activities, such as scamming, the illegal sex trade and human trafficking, “then that is not (something) any country can be proud of”. “You’re not doing the child a favour (and) you’re certainly not supporting their full potential development by depriving them of one or two days of education,” Mr. Holness said as he launched activities for Workers’ Week and Labour Day at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday (May 1). last_img read more

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first_imgzoom World’s third largest container line CMA CGM is reshuffling its Europe-Asia FAL1 and FAL3 services, the company’s second update on these trade lines this week.Starting June 24, CMA CGM will reorganize its FAL1 service rotation to improve the coverage within northern China.Twelve 11,000 to 18,000 TEUs vessels will sail the following rotation: Tianjin, Dalian, Pusan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Port Klang, Algeciras, Southampton, Dunkirk, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Khor Fakkan, Yantian, Tianjin.Starting June 29, and during 12 weeks, the FAL3 service will be operated alternately with the FAL2 service.In order to be harmonized with the FAL2 rotation, the FAL3 rotation, deploying 11,400 to 13,800 TEUs vessels, is therefore modified and will call the following ports weekly: Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Chiwan, Yantian, Port Klang, Le Havre, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Jeddah, Port Klang, and Ningbo.The company says that the new configuration will provide a junction between North and West African markets and Asian markets with the call at Spain’s Algeciras; a complete coverage of United Kingdom with the Southampton and Felixstowe import call; and an improved service from North Europe to Beirut and a new call via its EPIC service joining Beirut to the Middle East.”The new Chinese ports coverage by the FAL1 service and its complementarity with the FAL2 and FAL3 services will allow us to provide a better response to the market’s needs and to offer a very high quality service,” said Nicolas Sartini, CMA CGM Group’s Senior Vice President Asia – Europe trades.CMA CGM will continue providing a total of 9 departures from Asia to North Europe each week.Last week, two of the largest container lines – MSC and Maersk Line – announced optimisation  of all of their Asia-Europe services within their 2M vessel sharing alliance, in an effort to improve their schedule reliability.last_img read more

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