Dominica welcomes motorcycle tour on cruise line

first_img Share The Entertainment Travel Alternatives Inc. (ETA) Motorcycle cruises will today, Thursday January 16, 2014 visit Dominica on their 13th anniversary motorcycle tour. This marks their second visit to the Nature Island. The group first visited the island on March 21, 2013.Twenty-six (26) bikers onboard the Celebrity Equinox will enjoy riding through Dominica’s pristine interior prior to returning to the cruise ship Berth. In 2002, the Entertainment Travel Alternatives Inc. (ETA) began selling cruises that afforded bikers the opportunity to explore and experience destinations in the Bahamas and the Caribbean with their motorcycles. Now in its thirteenth year, the group sells over twenty (20) motorcycle cruises per year.Tourism Officials from the Discover Dominica Authority, The Ministry of Tourism, the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority and other officials are expected to welcome the group to Dominica at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth.DDA recognizes this return visit by the ETA as another ideal opportunity for increased awareness and promotion of the island.It also sends a clear message that the 1st visit was indeed a fabulous and memorable one for the previous group. LocalNews Dominica welcomes motorcycle tour on cruise line by: – January 16, 2014 Share Tweetcenter_img 16 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Watford player off to Osasuna, club waiting to announce signing

first_imgWatford’s Pervis Estupiñán will be spending next season at Osasuna, according to Cadena Ser. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Mallorca, making 19 appearances for them as they finished fifth in La Liga 2.That appears to have caught the eye of Osasuna, who have moved quickly to tie him up as a replacement for Carlos Clerq, reports Cadena Ser.However, Osasuna don’t plan on announcing the deal for Estupiñán until after the La Liga 2 Play-Offs are over.The Watford-owned Ecuadorian is still at Mallorca, who are 2-0 down to Deportivo La Coruña and play the second leg of their Play-Off final on Sunday.In the meantime, Osasuna’s intention is to announce the signing of Ruben Garcia then Barça striker Marc Cardona. By that point, Estupiñán will be finished with Mallorca.As far as Cadena are concerned, though, the deal is already finalised and awaiting confirmation.It won’t take long to find out of they’re correct.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undolast_img read more

Levski rots inside – Gol

first_imgIn difficult times, people usually come together. Problems unite them in the name of a common cause. There are always exceptions. In “Levski” everyone has been looking in a different direction for a long time, and the moments of unanimity are very fleeting. It happened once when Nasko Sirakov asked for the shares, and the second time when the club called on its fans to be a general sponsor for an indefinite period of time. But the hard times at Georgi Asparuhov Stadium are not over, and the storm is already seriously destroying the “blue” ship, in which passengers and crew cannot look at each other. In the week before the fiasco of “Gerena” with “Tsarsko Selo” (0: 1), which led to the weakest start in the history of “Levski” for the championship, the executive director Pavel Kolev was bombarded with a number of awkward questions from Lyubomir Kostadinov. One of Sector B’s torturers used social media to express his concerns publicly. There was no subsequent reaction from Kolev. The owner Nasko Sirakov did not come out to take a stand either. The rift in the relations at Georgi Asparuhov Stadium was also evident on the day of the match. During the match, supporters attacked coach Georgi Todorov. After the defeat, the experienced specialist, who long ago announced that he had taken on this role because of his good relations with Sirakov, was not obliged and in turn waved a finger at the people from the stands.His hint was clear: he would not withstand the criticism for long. At the same time, Todorov once again announced that there were not enough players and threw the ball to Wolf. The main argument of the specialist has its arguments, but given the expected sale and breakup of the current team, its composition looks more than decent. A month ago, the coach did not know who he would rely on at all for the start of the championship. In the end, only the protection was replaced. The attacking trio of Paulinho, Nigel Roberta and Stanislav Ivanov survived. For now. Stein Spiers is also in the squad. Whether the square in question is played at Gerena in the current situation is another question. But even without acknowledging it out loud, the results are indicative. There is no idea in Levski’s game. Perhaps the general problem is that the club as a whole lacks an action plan. In the century-old team, the coach is temporary. As well as at least half of the incumbents. They are for a while and will soon be gone. If at the beginning of the century during the construction of the “blue” dream team of Murray Stoilov was working on “Plan 2007”, now there is no strategy at all. Fans go so far as to attack their players, as was the case with Stanislav Ivanov after the lost match with Tsarsko Selo. A kind of climax in the rupture of the “blue” relationship. Apparently, “Levski” is rotting inside just like the apple that Asen Bukarev talked about 2 years ago. But now everything is more painful, because the problems are visible – finances, results, quarrels, behind-the-scenes interests. And all this behind the facade: “Levski” age-old, clean, transparent, loved, unshakable and something else. Obviously not so wonderful.Vladimir Ivanov, “Trud”last_img read more

Liverpool is not in the top three, City is seventh! …

first_imgChelsea started the season in the Premier League with a stylish 3-1 victory as a guest of Brighton on Monday night.All eyes were on the new additions Kai Haverz and Timo Werner, who made their debuts, but the authors of the goals were different – Jorgeninho, Reese James and Kurt Zuma. Brighton tried to oppose Lampard’s team, but there were not enough arguments. With the points won, Chelsea collected 2000 in the Premiership era.And only two teams have managed to win more than the “blues”.Here’s what the eternal top 50 looks like:49. Swindon Town | Points: 30 (from 42 matches)48. Barnsley | Points: 35 (from 38 matches)47. Blackpool | Points: 39 (from 38 matches)46. ​​Huddersfield Points: 53 (from 76 matches)45. Bradford | Points: 62 (from 76 matches)44. Cardiff City | Points: 64 (from 76 matches)43. Oldham Points: 89 (from 84 matches)42. Brighton | Points: 117 (from 115 matches)41. Reading | Points: 119 (from 114 matches)40. Hull City Points: 171 (from 190 matches)39. Sheffield United | Points: 186 (from 160 matches)38. Bournemouth | Points: 211 (from 190 matches)37. Ipswich Town | Points: 22436. Nottingham Forest Points: 239 (from 198 matches)35. Burnley Points: 251 (from 228 matches)34. Wolverhampton | Points: 255 (from 229 matches)33. Watford | Points: 262 (from 266 matches)32. Darby County | Points: 274 (from 266 matches)31. Portsmouth | Points: 293 (from 266 matches) 30. Birmingham | Points: 301 (from 266 matches)29. Queens Park Rangers Points: 308 (from 278 matches)28. Swansea City Points: 312 (from 266 matches)27. Wigan Athletic | Points: 331 (from 304 matches)26. Charlton Athletic Points: 361 (from 304 matches)25. Norwich City Points: 380 (from 354 matches)24. Wimbledon Points: 391 (from 316 matches)23. Sheffield Wednesday Points: 392 (from 316 matches)22. Coventry City Points: 409 (from 354 matches)21. Stoke City | Points: 457 (from 380 matches)20. West Bromwich | Points: 464 (from 457 matches)19. Crystal Palace Points: 475 (from 427 matches)18. Bolton | Points: 575 (from 494 matches)17. Fulham Points: 612 (from 533 matches)16. Sunderland Points: 618 (from 608 matches)15. Middlesbrough Points: 661 (from 574 matches)14. Leicester City Points: 672 (from 537 matches)13. Leeds United | Points: 692 (from 469 matches)12. Blackburn Rovers Points: 970 (from 696 matches)11. Southampton | Points: 980 (from 811 matches)10. West Ham | Points: 1137 (from 921 matches)9. Aston Villa Points: 1,258 (from 962 matches)8. Newcastle Points: 1,319 (from 959 matches)7. Manchester City Points: 1450 (from 886 matches)6. Everton Points: 1,479 (from 1077 matches)5. Tottenham Points: 1 654 (from 1077 matches)4. Liverpool Points: 1,951 (out of 1077 matches)3. Chelsea | Points: 2000 (from 1077 matches)2. Arsenal | Points: 2,014 (from 1077 matches)1. Manchester United | Points: 2234 (from 1076 matches)last_img read more

U.’s popular Woodbury calls it a career

first_imgNow that he’s retiring after 35 years in the University of Utah athletic department, perhaps Bruce Woodbury could star in his own TV show.Call it “Everybody loves Woody.”The popular Woodbury, with his raspy voice, bald head, white beard and self-effacing demeanor, won’t be making the rounds at the Huntsman Center and Ute athletic events any more. His last day on the job is Friday.Woodbury is the longest-serving employee in the U. athletic department, having worked with seven different football coaches, five basketball coaches, four athletic directors and numerous secretaries, assistant coaches and student interns.”I’ve been here a long time, and it’s just time to go,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of stuff I want to do.”Although he isn’t quite 60, Woodbury decided this was the time to move on, seeing how the University offers a generous retirement package once you hit 59 1/2. He’s ready to kick back a little, play more golf, do some volunteer work, spend more time with his grandchildren and tool around in his 1988 Corvette.Woodbury started at the U. in 1972 as an assistant sports information director. Six years later, he was promoted to the head job, which he held until seven years ago when he worked in community relations for the athletic department.During his career, Woodbury has witnessed the depths of back-to-back 1-10 football seasons in the 1970s to the 12-0 Fiesta Bowl season in 2004. He experienced the thrill of the 1998 Final Four season but still feels the disappointment of the finals loss to Kentucky.”It’s exciting, but it’s hard,” he said of his impending retirement. “I didn’t realize how hard it would be until I was talking to (longtime director of equipment operations) Robert Wiscombe last week, and he gave me a big hug. I almost started to cry.”Everybody from coaches to athletes to fellow workers to members of the media will miss “Woody,” who is as likeable a person as you’ll ever meet.That’s what Woodbury will miss as much as anything, the personal relationships he’s built over the years.”He’s a real people person,” said Liz Abel, who has worked in sports information with Woodbury for 24 years. “He told me when I first started how important it is to make personal contact with people. He’s been a great resource for me professionally and as a friend.”Bill Marcroft worked with Woodbury during the majority of his broadcasting career, calling Ute football and basketball games. He said he took Woody for granted until he talked to people from other conferences.”I didn’t realize others weren’t like that,” he said. “Woody was excellent. There’s never been anyone who works so well with the media.”Woodbury had planned to be a sports writer after working for the Daily Utah Chronicle for three years. During his senior year, he started helping out in the sports information office and got an offer from a newspaper in Idaho.But he got a tip that the U. assistant SID job would be opening up that summer, and Woodbury stayed and got the job in 1972 under Ron Fessenden. After working as an assistant for a few years, he took over the head SID job in the spring of 1978, when Fessenden’s successor, Norm Sheya, left.The job was much different back then. There were no women’s sports, and besides covering all the men’s sports, which included disbanded sports such as wrestling, gymnastics and track and field, the SID office did all the marketing as well as the PR for concerts and other events at the Special Events Center.Back then, there were no computers or the Internet to help, and Woodbury recalls spending late nights working on statistics by hand and then typing them the next day.These days, it takes a staff of a half dozen to handle the SID jobs and marketing with that many more student assistants. Of course, these days, every sport has its own media guide and the major sports guides are four times the size they used to be.One of the favorite parts of Woodbury’s job was advancing games. He used to arrive several days before the team and visit various media outlets dispersing information about the Utes.With all the technological advances, that’s not needed anymore.”It’s taken the personal side out of it,” he says.With 35 years of memories at the U., three major events stand out the most to Woodbury.One was hosting the NCAA basketball Final Four in 1979, just his second year on the job.”That was pretty big-time with Magic (Johnson) and (Larry) Bird and the eyes of the whole country on you,” he said.The other two were the 1998 Final Four in San Antonio and the 2004 Fiesta Bowl. Woodbury also oversaw 13 NCAA basketball tournaments at the Huntsman Center.Then there are the memories of numerous individual games.There was the Utah-Arizona football game his first year on the job in 1972, when the Utes came back from a 27-0 deficit in the fourth quarter to win 28-27.There was the time Scott Mitchell threw for an NCAA-record 632 yards against Air Force — and the Utes lost!He’ll never forget the “impossible” basketball win in 1985 when Manny Hendrix hit a long shot from the corner in a WAC tournament gameThen there were the back-to-back Keith Van Horn buzzer-beaters at the 1997 WAC tournament in Las Vegas.Woodbury went on literally hundreds of trips with Ute teams with at least 50 visits to Laramie, Fort Collins and Albuquerque alone. Then of course, there’s Hawaii.”I’ve never been to Hawaii for vacation, but I tell people I’ve been to Hawaii 26 times for about 30 days,” Woodbury says with a laugh.Actually, Woodbury was able to take his wife, Nancy, and his five children on several trips, including Hawaii, some for extended periods, such as when the Utes stayed for several days and played in the Maui Invitational.So who are his favorite athletes over the years?”There’s a ton of them — we’ve had a lot of great players,” Woodbury says. “I hate to start naming names.”Still, he does, mentioning Alex Jensen, Byron Wilson, Shariff Shah, Drew Hansen, McKay McGrath, Hendrix, Dave Revill and Eric Weddle as some of his favorites.On the coaching side, Woodbury singled out Ron McBride and the late Lynn Archibald as “good guys” who were easy to work with.Woodbury doesn’t claim to be a great golfer, but hopes to play a lot more in his retirement, despite his arthritic hands. He’ll also keep busy on the board of directors for the Utah Sports Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation for Utah, the Crimson Club Selection Committee and do some freelance writing and volunteer work. This fall, he’ll help run the press box at Ute football games, and within a couple of years he’d like to serve an LDS Church mission with his wife. “If you’re able to retire early, that’s something you have to do,” he said. “It’s worked out well for me.” E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: JC transfer helps Utes edge Bulldogs

first_img Related Utah-Fresno St. boxscoreSALT LAKE CITY — Chris Kupets, who didn’t even play in two of Utah’s first five games, was a key player in the Utes’ 76-63 victory over Fresno State Tuesday night at the Huntsman Center.The JC transfer from Georgia scored 17 points and had a couple of steals for the Utes, who improved to 4-2 on the season.As far as coach Jim Boylen was concerned, Kupets’ biggest contribution came on one play seven minutes into the game with the Utes trailing the Bulldogs by two. Kupets, who had barely entered the game, went flying across the hardwood in front of the Ute bench after a loose ball for a steal that sparked the Utes.”Kupets gave us energy and the loose ball he dove after in the first seven minutes was a big play for us,” said Boylen. “I’ve been asking for the team to play with more grit and toughness and I thought we did that tonight.”Boylen felt Kupets’ hustle was an example to his fellow teammates, who played perhaps their best overall game of the season, following up on a disappointing loss to Oral Roberts three nights earlier.”I’m proud of this group and the way they responded from our last game,” said Boylen. “We got a lot from a lot of guys tonight.”After a slow start, the Utes got cranking during a 15-minute stretch over the final eight minutes of the first half and the first seven of the second. The lead got as high as 24 on three occasions before the Utes coasted to the 13-point win.As usual, Will Clyburn led the Utes in scoring (21 points) and rebounding (9), Kupets had 17 off the bench, Josh Watkins added 16 points and Jason Washburn finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.The Bulldogs, coached by former BYU coach Steve Cleveland, were led by Bennie Rhodes’ 15 points and Kevin Olekiabe with 13. Former Lone Peak standout Bracken Funk scored 11.The Utes got off to a slow start, but by halftime had taken a 33-22 lead over the cold-shooting Bulldogs, who managed just 28 percent shooting (7 of 25) in the first half. It was 16-16 with 8:53 left when Clyburn hit a 3-pointer from the right corner to spark an 11-2 run, during which the Bulldogs missed seven straight shots and turned the ball over six times.Utah came out fast in the second half, quickly increasing the lead to 20 at 44-24 and led 55-31 before the Bulldogs finally started hitting some shots to cut the margin to 11 with a little over a minute left. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent in the second half and out-shot the Utes for the game 38.8 percent to 37.3.The Utes head out for their second road game of the year when they take on Bradley in Peoria, Ill., Saturday night as part of the Mountain West Conference-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge. Their next home game is next Tuesday against Pepperdine.GAME NOTES: The Utes, who came into the game as the seventh-best free throw shooting team in the nation, made 22 of 26 from the foul line. The Bulldogs had more free throws (30), but only made 19. … Josh Watkins, who came in averaging 4.4 turnovers per game, didn’t have any turnovers Tuesday. … Chris Hines made the first start of his Ute career in place of Shawn Glover. … Jace Tavita, who started 19 games last year, didn’t play for the first time since his freshman season. Boylen explained that he has “shrunk the rotation” as the reason for Tavita not playing. … Utah won the rebounding battle 48-33. … David Foster had a season high six rebounds. … The Utes made just 4 of 18 3-pointers with Clyburn making all four on seven attempts. … The Bulldogs lost to BYU 83-56 in the opening game of the year.e-mail: sor@desnews.com Top 10 hoops players to watchlast_img read more