“The referee did not give any explanation,” Cameroon coach Hugo Broos said through a translator. “It’s a foul, fair enough, but both players had their legs high up to reach the ball. I don’t understand why only my player received a red card.” Germany extended its lead two minutes after the red card, courtesy of a diving header from Timo Werner. There were flickers of a comeback by Cameroon when Vincent Aboubakar’s flicked header slipped through Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s raised hands. But Werner netted again in the 81st minute to secure a 100th victory for Joachim Loew in his 150th match in charge of Germany. By securing top spot in Group B of the World Cup warm-up tournament, the inexperienced Germany squad ,playing without many of its 2014 World Cup winners, will now stay in the Black Sea resort of Sochi and play Mexico on Thursday. The other semi-final on Wednesday sees Portugal play Chile, which finished second in Group B after drawing 1-1 with Australia in Sunday’s other game. “Some of my players have no experience and were nervous because one mistake could have eliminated us,” Loew said through a translator. “It’s good to see how we were able to … up the ante.” Cameroon leaves Russia early and might not be back next year, given its struggles in qualifying. “We are one of the best teams in Africa, but there is still a difference between us and modern football,” Broos said. “We see the proof of that, that there’s a lot still to be done.” Chile 1-1 Australia Germany 3-1 Cameroon OCHI, Russia (AP): World champion Germany reached the Confederations Cup semi-finals yesterday with a 3-1 victory over a Cameroon side reduced to ten men after further confusion with experimental video replays. Germany was leading through Kerem Demirbay’s 48th-minute strike, when a case of mistaken identity halfway through the second half that replays were meant to eradicate, left the African champions bemused and irritated. Sebastien Siani was dismissed for a foul challenge on Emre Can after referee Wilmar Roldan inspected a pitch-side monitor. It took furious protests from the Cameroon players, including Siani sarcastically applauding Roldan, for the Colombian to check the monitor again and discover he had sent off the wrong player. Siani was called back on and Ernest Mabouka was correctly sent off. Yesterday’s results: NO EXPLANATION
Princess Cruises signs contracts for two next-generation ships Travelweek Group SANTA CLARITA — Two new ships are being built for Princess Cruises, which has just signed contracts with Fincantieri for a pair of next-generation, 175,000-tonne vessels.Scheduled for delivery in late 2023 and spring 2025, the ships will be the largest ever to be built so far in Italy. Each will accommodate approximately 4,300 guests and be the first Princess Cruises ships to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).“Princess Cruises continues to grow globally, adding new ships to our fleet built by our long-time trusted ship building a partner, Fincantieri, who brings decades of expertise to these next-generation cruise ships,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises President. “Even more exciting is that these two ships are being designed to include our MedallionClass platform, powered by OceanMedallion, the most advanced wearable device available within the global hospitality industry.”The OceanMedallion is a leading-edge technology that delivers personalized service through enhanced guest-crew interaction. Guests are currently experiencing Princess MedallionClass vaations onboard Caribbean Princess and Regal Princess. By the end of the year, MedallionClass vacations will be activated on three additional ships: Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaGiuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said that the ship orders honours the company’s work focused on innovation.“We firmly believe that a new class of Princess Cruises ships, one of Carnival Group’s top brands, can stem from this promising project. In fact, for Princess Cruises, we have received orders for 21 ships, another unprecedented result in this industry,” he added.With five ships being built over the next six years, Princess Cruises is the fastest growing premium cruise line in the world. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: New Ships, Princess Cruises Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Share
LONDON — Jamaica was been named the ‘Favourite Worldwide Destination’ by the readers of British Travel Awards’ ‘Check In’ magazine. The island took the top spot from more than 70 other destinations in the magazine’s new Readers’ Choice Awards, announced at the weekend. The Readers’ Choice Awards are voted for exclusively by readers of Check In, the online interactive magazine of the British Travel Awards. It is the largest awards programme in the United Kingdom (UK), created to recognise the most successful travel companies and destinations. Regional Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board for the UK and Northern Europe, Elizabeth Fox, said the award was especially significant as it was the only award voted for by the public. “We are incredibly proud that Jamaica was voted ‘Favourite Worldwide Destination’. As the only award voted for by the public, this accolade is especially significant. Jamaica has so much to offer, not least year-round sunshine and great value for money, and we hope to be able to extend Jamaica’s warmth and hospitality to more British visitors next year,” she stated. The winners of the 2012 British Travel Awards were announced at a ceremony held at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.
When Jane Austen declared that ‘after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!’, she of course had never imagined something like a Facebook and Instagram. Technology has taken over our world. Go to a mall, a park, a subway, anywhere and you see everyone bent over their phones. Communication or face to face communication rather, has taken a backseat, and so has the simple pleasures of life. Like walking in the park and noticing a blooming flower, like riding to work and noticing fellow passengers and their lives on the bus, like reading a book. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Books have taken a backseat and the proof is the gradual disappearance of bookshops, book clubs and library cards. Honestly, when was the last time you used a library card (if it hasn’t already expired) for just the pleasure of going to the library and browsing through some old favourites? What happened to the book clubs that used to be such a rage in school?Somehow Internet, chats and social media has taken over the good old pleasure of sinking deep into a engrossing piece of literature. Instead of learning to read from picture books, toddler know how to operate an iphone. Reading extensively has been replaced by scrolling through posts on tumbler, memes have taken over comic books. Life has become more about instagramming than about actually enjoying it. Books are not discussed at home where family meetings are held in front of the television sets and a new Xbox or a selfie stick has become a better Christmas gift than a good old hard-cover. We may plead guilty and blame the scarcity of time as the reason for the withdrawal from books, but the lack of literature in life has its own disadvantages. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe kind of wing that words give to imagination is inconceivable through any other medium, written words penetrate the mind more than visual images as they stay there and cultivate ideas.Of course, books are being written and published still. Of course bookworms can still be found curled up in bed with a book, instead of livetweeting their lives, but they are a dying breed. Technology has indeed made the world an easier place to live in but let’s not sacrifice the simple pleasures of life over it.Between The Covers is a weekly column on reading up and rating down