Ish Sodhi is smart but MS Dhoni is smarter. Here’s proof

first_img India Today Web Desk AucklandFebruary 9, 2019UPDATED: February 9, 2019 11:59 IST MS Dhoni hit an unbeaten 20 in India’s seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the 2nd T20I on Friday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni hit an unbeaten 20 as India clinched a 7-wicket win vs New Zealand in the 2nd T20IRohit Sharma’s fifty and Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 40 helped India gun down a 159-run target India and New Zealand will play the decider of the T20I series on Sunday in HamiltonMS Dhoni is known to possess one of the best cricketing minds going around. Be it on-field decisions, pacing the innings during run chases or giving some crucial inputs to young bowlers from behind the wickets, Dhoni’s tactical brilliance has been one of the most-talked-about aspects of his game.Dhoni was at it again in Auckland on Friday during the second T20 international between India and New Zealand as the wicketkeeper-batsman came up with a street-smart approach to avoid getting stumped off Ish Sodhi’s bowling.In the 16th over of India’s 159-run chase, Dhoni, batting on 7, had stepped out of his crease in a bid to launch one over the stands. Sensing Dhoni’s intentions, Sodhi bowled a flat and wide delivery that could have troubled the senior campaignerHowever, Dhoni, realising the ball was out of his reach, tried to get back to the crease. While doing so, he also quickly let go off his bottom hand and poked the ball to the vacant area on the off-side.Dhoni pinched a quick single after the one-handed poke that has become viral on social media.Dhoni … ?????? pic.twitter.com/MOXHDVZaaGTaimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) February 8, 2019Dhoni remained unbeaten on 20 as he stitched a 44-run stand with Rishabh Pant, who took India past the finish line with a boundary. India leveled the three-match series 1-1 in Auckland. They had lost the first T20I by 80 runs, their biggest margin of defeat in terms of runs.Dhoni has been in phenomenal form in the ongoing season. The veteran campaigner, who was facing a lot of criticism over his inability to score quick, has begun the World Cup year with a bang. Dhoni had scored three successive fifties in India’s first-ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia.advertisementMeanwhile, india off-spinner Harbhajan Singh credited MS Dhoni’s role in helping Rishabh Pant cut down on fancy shots that had led to the young wicketkeeper-batsman’s downfall in the first T20I. Pant remained unbeaten on 40 when India sealed the win on Friday.”Rishabh Pant made full use of his opportunity today and batting with MS Dhoni,” Harbhajan told Aaj Tak.”When he hit a few casual shots, Dhoni walked up to him and explained what he needed to do. After that he played safer shots, down the ground and hit only the balls which were there to be hit,” Harbhajan said.Also Read | MS Dhoni’s helped Rishabh Pant bat well in Auckland: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Shocked and gutted: New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi on Daryl Mitchell DRS controversyAlso Read | Captain Rohit Sharma emulates Virat Kohli as India hammer New Zealand in AucklandAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow MS DhoniFollow Ish SodhiFollow Rishabh PantFollow Auckland T20I Ish Sodhi is smart but MS Dhoni is smarter. Here’s proofMS Dhoni came up with a one-handed poke to the off-side when Ish Sodhi tried to deceive him with a flat and quick delivery during the second T20I in Auckland between India and New Zealand on Friday. advertisementlast_img read more

Ban and Maithripala reaffirm commitment

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President Maithripala Sirisena have reaffirmed their commitment to work together as Sri Lanka today marked 60 years since becoming a Member State.UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the 70th anniversary of the United Nations is an opportunity to highlight its many and enduring achievements — and to strengthen our collective resolve to do more to promote peace and security, sustainable development and human rights. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in his message to mark the occasion, said that through Sri Lanka’s 60 year journey with the UN, Sri Lanka has contributed to the UN system in many ways.He said that at this historic juncture, when the UN celebrates its 70th anniversary, Sri Lanka draws inspiration from the principles, ideals and values enshrined in the Charter, in Sri Lanka’s own journey towards peace, reconciliation and achieving equitable and sustainable development. (Colombo Gazette) He said that he is pleased that Sri Lanka joins the UN on this path, as Sri Lanka marks 60 years since becoming a Member State. “Sri Lanka has contributed significantly to the work of the United Nations, from its peacekeeping operations to its specialized agencies, and Sri Lankan nationals have served with distinction in varied roles. I thank Sri Lanka for its efforts to help realize our shared goals, and I look forward to strengthening our partnership as we work together to overcome shared threats and seize shared opportunities,” he said. President Maithripala Sirisena said that for the people of Sri Lanka, the occasion marking 60 years since becoming a Member State is of special significance.“Having reaffirmed our faith at the Presidential election in January 2015, in democratic principles which have guided our nation for long years, Sri Lanka marks the 60th anniversary of its membership in the UN by renewing our engagement and reaffirming our commitment to the UN Charter. In our 60 year journey, many Sri Lankans have contributed to the work of the UN and its agencies including its norm setting process, peacekeeping and development work. At this historic juncture, I reaffirm Sri Lanka’s commitment to continue working with the UN for the benefit of our peoples,” he said. read more

Lankan accused of murdering wife in Quebec deported

“For now, it’s too soon because we have to respect the Court of Appeal, we have to respect the authority of court, we will do what we have to do in the appeal that is pending right now, and we will see what is happening with the decision at the end,” he said.Judith Gadbois-St-Cyr, a spokesperson for Canada Border Services Agency, declined to comment directly on the case, citing privacy legislation.She added, however, that the CBSA is legally bound to enforce removal orders. The office of federal Immigration Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who could have stepped in to block Thanabalasingham’s deportation, did not immediately return a request for comment. Thanabalasingham, who came to Canada as a refugee, initially appealed the deportation order, but a month later asked to be returned to Sri Lanka as soon as possible.Quebec’s Director of Penal and Criminal Prosecutions (DCPC) appealed the stay of the murder charge and, last week, Appeal Court Justice Nicole Duval-Hesler agreed to expedite the case and hear arguments in September.​Jean-Pascal Boucher, a spokesperson for the DCPC, said Thursday the prosecution plans to continue with the appeal process even though Thanabalasingham has left the country. Canada does not have an extradition agreement with Sri Lanka. Thanabalasingham’s second-degree murder charge was stayed in April after Superior Court Justice Alexandre Boucher ruled it had taken too long to get to trial. A Sri Lankan man accused of killing his wife in Quebec five years ago has been deported after the charge against him was stayed because of an unreasonable delay, CBC news Canada reported.Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham, a 32-year-old permanent Canadian resident, was set to appear today at a detention review hearing, but it has been cancelled, a spokesperson at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada said Thursday. Thanabalasingham was the first Quebecer charged with murder to have his case stayed because of the Jordan ruling, a Supreme Court decision issued last July which imposes strict limits on the waiting time for trials. If the appeal is granted, Boucher said the DCPC would work with the federal Justice Ministry “to see what we could do.” He was ordered deported in April because of an earlier conviction on domestic abuse charges involving his wife, Anuja Baskaran.The assaults predated Baskaran’s killing at the apartment she shared with her husband in August 2012. Thanabalasingham was charged with second-degree murder but pleaded not guilty. read more

Annan offers concrete proposals to address devastation wrought by conflict on women

In a report to the Council released today, the Secretary-General points to the many ways that war particularly harms women, beyond death and injury. These include exacerbating existing inequalities, sending women and children fleeing across borders, and subjecting them to sexual violence and torture. At the same time, Mr. Annan stresses that “Women play an active role in informal peace processes, serving as peace activists, including by organizing and lobbying for disarmament and striving to bring about reconciliation and security before, during and after conflicts.”The Secretary-General says the extent of human rights violations against women and girls must be factored into peace support operations, and recommends that contacts be set up with women’s networks in order to gain more information on the issue.Concerning the legal dimensions of the problem, Mr. Annan urges the Council to call on all parties involved in conflict to adhere to their obligations under applicable principles of international humanitarian law, human rights law and refugee law as they pertain to women and girls. Efforts should be made to ensure that amnesty provisions included in conflict settlement agreements exclude impunity from all serious war crimes, including gender-based crimes. Mr. Annan also recommends that the Council explicitly integrate gender perspectives into the terms of reference of UN missions to countries and regions in conflict. He says that all UN-brokered peace accords should address the impact of armed conflict on women and girls, their contributions to peace processes and their needs and priorities in the post-conflict context. Women should also be fully involved in peace negotiations.The report suggests that the Council ensure resources for setting up gender units in peacekeeping operations. Efforts aimed at reconstructing conflict-torn societies should incorporate activities focused on specific constraints facing women and girls. Urging recognition of the impact of armed conflict and displacement on family relations, Mr. Annan calls for developing develop programmes to prevent domestic violence. “We can no longer afford to minimize or ignore the contributions of women and girls to all stages of conflict resolution, peacemaking, peace-building, peacekeeping and the reconstruction processes,” the Secretary-General cautions. “Sustainable peace will not be achieved without the full and equal participation of women and men.” read more

Cerberus taking a majority stake in Avon N American unit as well

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management is taking a majority stake in Avon’s North American division.The companies said that they believe the partnership will help to improve Avon’s performance and boost shareholder value.Cerberus will get an 80.1 per cent interest in Avon North America in exchange for a $170 million equity investment. The North American unit will be separated from Avon Products Inc. into a privately-held company that will include the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. It will be managed by New York-based Cerberus.The new company will enter into a licensing agreement with Avon for the use of the Avon brand, the Avon product portfolio and other intellectual property. There will also be a transition services agreement to include IT and research and development.Pablo Muñoz, current president of Avon North America, will leave the company, effective January 4. Cerberus will name a new CEO for the business.Cerberus will also make a $435 million investment for a minority stake in Avon Products Inc.Avon CEO Sheri McCoy said in a written statement that the New York-based company will focus resources on its top markets, adding that the investment from Cerberus will give it the financial flexibility needed to implement plans for its international business.Avon’s board has approved the deal, which is expected to be completed in the spring. Avon will trim its board from 12 to 11 members.The beauty products company also announced that it is suspending its quarterly dividend, starting in 2016’s first quarter.Avon Products shares rose 4 cents to $4.13 in afternoon trading Thursday. Avon Products shares have fallen more than 55 per cent over the past year. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2015 6:47 am MDT Last Updated Dec 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cerberus taking a majority stake in Avon N. American unit as well as minority stake in rest FILE – In this July 28, 2010 file photo, a container and brush of Super Full mascara by Avon is seen in North Andover, Mass. Private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management is taking a majority stake in Avon’s North American division, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The companies said that they believe the partnership will help to improve Avon’s performance and boost shareholder value.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) read more

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening

first_imgTHE RESULT OF  a second vote by members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland on the Haddington Road agreement is expected this evening.Teachers voting in the process had until yesterday evening to cast their vote with counting due to begin this morning.The ASTI rejected the Government pay deal in the first instance in a vote in September and led to  subsequent industrial action by teachers when they refused to attend meetings that took place outside of normal school hours or take on any extra duties without additional pay.Discussions between ASTI representatives and Government officials led to some clarification being put in place but  meeting of union’s central executive council recommended that the members reject the new proposals.Read: ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal >Read: ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals >last_img read more

Two men arrested after fire breaks out on ferry in North Sea

first_imgUpdated 4.57pmTWO MEN HAVE been arrested after a ferry carrying 946 passengers and 127 crew had to return to England after a fire broke out in a passenger cabin.The DFDS Seaways cruise ferry King Seaways was en route from Newcastle to Amsterdam.Northumbria Police in England confirmed that a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray. The two are currently being questioned by police.Police received a report from the Coastguard just after midnight of suspected arson on board the ferry, which was in the North Sea at the time.HospitalIn their statement DFDS Operators said two passengers and four crew had been taken to hospital by helicopter with “smoke-related injuries” while a further 15 passengers and eight staff were checked on board by a doctor.They added that the crew acted quickly to contain the fire, which was extinguished within 15 minutes. The statement goes on to say that police have entered the ship to investigate the cause of the fire.“We will ensure that passengers and crew affected by the incident will be offered psychological assistance as well as other assistance that might be needed,” said the ferry operator.It is believed the fire broke out on board the boat at about 10.45pm last night. Helicopters from RAF Leconfield and RAF Boulmer were sent to the scene.Olivia Elliott told Sky News that she was in a nightclub when the alarm went off, adding:We were all sat upstairs when the alarm went off and the captain came on the tannoy and told us to evacuate to the outer deck because there was a fire.Additional reporting by Christine BohanOriginally published 7.44amRead: Express train fire in India kills at least 26 people>Read: Garda taken to hospital after Dublin house fire>last_img read more

Gardaí looking for member of the public who helped hitandrun victim in

first_img Oct 26th 2016, 12:46 PM Mount Olive Park Image: Google Maps Mount Olive Park By Sinead O’Carroll Short URL Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 12:46 PM Gardaí looking for member of the public who helped hit-and-run victim in Dublin The incident happened one month ago. 13,680 Views center_img http://jrnl.ie/3046758 Image: Google Maps No Comments GARDAÍ IN RAHENY have issued a fresh appeal for information about a hit-and-run which left a man hospitalised last month.Investigating gardaí wish to speak with a member of the public who “may have stopped and given assistance to the injured man”.It is thought that he could possibly have been driving behind the offending vehicle at the time of the incident – just before 11am on Monday, 26 September.The victim – a man in his 20s – was walking at Mount Olive Park in Kilbarrack when he was struck by a small, grey-coloured car. The driver failed to remain at the scene.The pedestrian received medical assistance at the scene from ambulance staff and was transported to Beaumont Hospital with minor injuries.An appeal for witnesses has been issued again today. Anyone with information – as well as the man who stopped to help – are being asked to contact the local station on 01 666 4300 or the confidential line on 1800 666 111.More: 46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share6 Tweet Email last_img read more

Jonathan Bennett reprises Mean Girls role in Ariana Grandes upcoming music video

first_img(WSVN) – A familiar face is making an appearance in Ariana Grande’s upcoming music video for the song “thank u, next.”Jonathan Bennett, aka Aaron Samuels from “Mean Girls,” is reprising his role from the cult classic movie in the new music video. Bennett posted several pictures from the set on Instagram.Grande was also seen taking on the role of the Queen Bee herself, Regina George.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Its Yediyurappa now

first_imgBengaluru: BJP Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa has reverted to the earlier English spelling of his name B S Yediyurappa, apparently influenced by numerology. The change became public on Friday in his letter to Governor Vajubhai Vala, staking claim to form the government. There are reports that the chief minister has gone in for the change based on numerology.last_img

Stop use of hydraulic horns in Dhaka in 48 hrs HC

first_img.The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to take necessary steps in 48 hours to stop the use of hydraulic horns in the capital city of Dhaka to prevent sound pollution.The court also asked the government to confiscate the instruments in the market used for hydraulic horns in the next seven days and asked the authorities to seize the vehicles after 27 August if they use hydraulic horns defying the order.The HC bench of justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque and justice Mohammadullah passed the order in response to a writ petition filed by advocate Monjil Morshed on behalf of rights body Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.The bench also asked the government to file the progress report in two weeks.The writ petition said any machine causing sound pollution cannot be operated as per the Motors Vehicles Ordinance, but violating the act, it mentioned, different vehicles are using hydraulic horns.last_img read more

Texas Trying To Expedite the Execution Process

first_imgTexas’ execution chamber in Huntsville.Texas is again attempting to expedite the execution process by seeking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ approval to opt-in to a federal law shortening legal deadlines and limiting appeals options for death-sentenced inmates.The State’s Attorney General’s Office said the request to the Justice Department will avoid “stressful delays” and cut “excessive costs” of lengthy federal court proceedings.Defense attorneys have said the opt-in would lead to executing innocent people and could end ongoing appeals for many death row prisoners if applied retroactively.The request has sparked a federal lawsuit and hundreds of comments from the ACLU, the American Bar Association among others.Texas would be the first state to receive opt-in approval in more than two decades if Sessions green lights the application. Sharelast_img read more

Morgan Coppin UMES Join HBCU Energy Consortium

first_imgThe United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Historically Black Colleges and University Community Development Action Coalition (HBCU-CDAC) signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 17 to work together on solar power projects and training workers.Volunteers from Morgan State University, Coppin State University, and Bowie State University teamed up with representatives from GRID Alternatives, the Department of Energy, the City of Baltimore, Civic Works, local veterans, AmeriCorps members and other community organizations to install solar power and energy efficiency upgrades to select homes located within the Morgan Community Mile. (Courtesy photo)The HBCUs will join the DOE to form the HBCU Clean Energy Consortium. Members include Coppin State University, Florida Memorial University, the University of the Virgin Islands, Southern University at New Orleans, Johnson C. Smith University, Southern University at Shreveport, Prairie View A&M University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Morgan State University, a Morgan State University press release said.The memo itself lays out a commitment to deliver solar power and train workers in skills that will expand the industry into “historically underserved” communities. The memo was signed by former DOE secretary Ernest J. Moniz and Ron Butler, Director for HBCU-CDAC.No formal request for funding has been made, but if Morgan State University’s Morgan Community Mile program is scaled up into a national program, it will need millions of dollars, Ellis Brown, Director of the Morgan Community Mile program said.Morgan Community Mile installs solar panels onto the roofs of low to moderate income homes in the community surrounding Morgan State University.Energy from the panels, combined with improvements and repairs to the roofs of these homes, allows for energy savings of 30-40%. The panels are not efficient enough to generate a power surplus that can be sold back to an energy company but “the BGE bill is lower and that becomes real money in your hands,” Brown told the AFRO.The estimated cost of solar panel installation is between $15,000 and $20,000. Working with nonprofits like GRID Alternatives, the cost of installation can be reduced to between $5,000 and$7,000. The City of Baltimore is funding the installation.Morgan Community Mile has plans to install panels on 30 homes with household incomes of less than $23,000, Brown said.The project employs many low-to-medium skill laborers giving them experience in the still growing solar industry, Brown said. Solar, in the first three quarters of 2016, came in second to natural gas in new energy capacity created according to a Solar Energy Industries Association report.The average home value that Morgan Community Mile works on is $60,000. Even though these improvements are adding 25-33% of value to the properties on average, Maryland’s Homeowner Property Tax Credit Program prevents property taxes from rising above a single-digit portion of a homeowner’s household income.last_img read more

Go abroad Get paid

first_imgGo abroad. Get paid. 8. Sail awayDream of sailing into the sunset with the wind in your hair? Then crewing a yacht could be the job for you. OK – so it’s not all holiday – the work can be demanding at times, but in return you’ll get to laze on sunny decks, cruise turquoise seas and travel the world. According to YachtCareer.com there is a worldwide shortage of yachting crew, so if you’re a salty sea dog at heart and seek adventure on the high seas, this is the paycation for you!Earning Potential: depending on the crew, the role and the region, yacht crew make anything from $2000 to $15,000 a month.9. Tree plantingPrince George, in British Colombia, Canada is the ‘tree planters’ capital’ of the world, where forestry companies are in constant need of people to plant seedlings. The area has become somewhat of a stop off point for travelling vagabonds looking to earn big bucks in a shortish amount of time.You get paid per tree planted, so speed is of the essence here. It’s tough, physical work, and you’ll often be stationed in the middle of nowhere in a ‘bush camp’ for weeks, but once you get up to speed, the money can be good, and with little to spend it on, you can build your funds fast. You’ll need a visa to work in Canada – those under 35 can apply for one. See TreePlanter.com for more.Earning Potential: veteran tree planters can bag up to $300 or more a day (though $200 is a more realistic figure for newbies) but be warned, it’s tough out there!10. Just get a visa and go!If you’d rather not tie yourself down to any particular job, it’s possible to get working holiday visas for many countries of the world, including: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. These allow you access to the local job market where you can take on casual work or longer term employment, as long as you don’t overstay your visa limit. Favourite paycations include: grape picking, working in youth hostels or bar work.Earning Potential: depends on the country and job; anything from minimum wage to big bucks if you’re qualified in any particular field.Want more? Download or listen to our free podcast below to hear more ideas and personal experiences of working abroad:https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/103540775&color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=trueReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Sing for your supperCan you play guitar, the violin, or the bagpipes? Many a musical traveller has made ends meet while on the road, by entertaining passers-by. A few hours playing your favourite tunes during rush hour could earn you enough coins to keep you going, so why not play your way around the world? One busker funded his entire trip from busking; read how hereEarning Potential: it depends on where in the world you are, but Violinist David Juriz averaged £83 per day, although he managed to bag £2500 in less than an hour in London during his first performance.5. Work a ski seasonThere are many jobs available in ski resorts, most of which come with perks such as cheap or free accommodation, discounted food and that all important season lift pass. Jobs can vary from ski instructors (which will require an instruction certificate), to dish washers (which will require endurance) and everything in between.Each job has its pros and cons with regards to pay, perks and how much time you get to spend on the slopes. Those with a British passport can work anywhere in the EU, and it’s also possible to arrange work for ski resorts in Canada, the USA or Japan. Check Natives.com to find jobs in ski resortsEarning Potential: from minimum wage for a dish washer, up to £50/hour or more for experienced guiding.6. Summer camp workerThe USA has a strong culture of summer camps where kids spend anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of months, learning arts and crafts, developing sporting skills and taking part in new activities. Camps tend to have an outdoor emphasis with campers living communally in cabins and there are a number of different jobs available: activity leaders, who spend most of their time running popular activities; support staff, who help out behind the scenes in the office, the kitchen and the grounds, and camp counsellors who mentor the kids on a day to day basis. See Camp America for more informationEarning Potential: the pay is only really pocket money, ranging from $600-$1200 a month, depending on the role, but board and lodging are free.7. VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas)This is an international development charity that recruits volunteers to work on projects in some of the poorest regions of the world. Volunteers come from range of backgrounds; there are positions for both young, unskilled people, as well as experienced professionals. You’ll get to put your skills to good use and work within a local community in return for a living allowance, accommodation, insurance, flights and training.A great choice for a longer term career break, gap year or a shorter term trip (assignments of 1-6 months are available) – if you really want to make a difference, VSO is an ideal way to do it. For more information see VSO.org.uk.Earning Potential: all expenses are taken care of, from flights, through to insurance and accommodation, and you’ll also get paid a local living allowance. A recent poll reported that two fifths of Brits plan not to take a summer holiday in a bid to save their bank balances. But there are ways of getting your travel fix, and earning your keep at the same time.Skyscanner introduces 10 holidays where you can make money, rather than just spend it.1. Travel writingNice work if you can get it, plenty of people are making money by writing about their travel adventures. If you’ve got a way with the written word and an interesting story to tell, try pitching your article ideas to relevant magazines or websites, or even starting your own travel blog, perhaps using WordPress.com. Who knows, one day you might become a paid-up travel blogger!Earning Potential: from a few pounds up to £300 or more per article for top publications.2. Travel photographyYou’ll need to be pretty handy with a camera for this one, but if you know your ISO from your aperture, then you may be able to make a buck or two selling your snaps. Image banks like istock.com allow photographers to upload their pictures and then flog them to the rest of the world. If you’re good with video you could also set up your own YouTube channel and get paid for it – if you have enough of a following. Earning Potential: top photographers can make a living from stock photography, but you’ll need quality, and quantity to succeed.3. Teach English abroadNative speakers of English have long been able to earn their keep by teaching their mother tongue in foreign lands. Almost every non-English speaking country has options for such work, from Japan to Jordan. A TEFL qualification is normally required, although not always necessary; in some places native English ability and an enthusiastic attitude alone will suffice. See TEFL or JET.Earning Potential: Japan’s JET programme pays Y3,600,000 (£27,715) per year. It’s competitive and spaces are limited, but can be a very nice little earner. Related11 ways to work abroad: Skyscanner travel podcast #05From busking to ‘WWOOFing’, we explore 11 ways to make money abroad in the new edition of the cult Skyscanner travel podcast.10 ways to get the best deal on your travel moneyYou’ve saved money on flights and your hotel room – now get the most bang for your buck, Euro, or baht! Our guest financial expert Claire Connachan shares 10 insider tips on how you can get the best exchange rate on your travel money.10 best backpacking tips and tricksTen essential backpacking tips; from how to pack, to how to save cash on the road.last_img read more

Dreaming of your next adventure Fly away with som

first_imgDreaming of your next adventure? Fly away with some of our most popular airlines: RelatedFlying with children: 25 top tips for keeping kids happy on boardIt’s summer, and time for the big annual summer holiday! If you’re flying with kids you might be worried about arriving in one piece. What if they act up, or spend the whole flight screaming? What if you land more frazzled than ready for fun? We could say “stuff ’em”…Family Travel: flying with kidsSkyscanner’s guide to flying with children.Baby on board: Airline luggage allowances and charges for flying with babiesBooking your first family holiday or planning your baby’s first flight? There’s a lot to consider and it can be quite stressful. Different carriers have different rules, and a lot can depend on your chosen route. Let us help you organise your trip and answer some important questions, including: -… 4. Present your child with presentsWrap up small toys that you can present to your child as a reward for being good every half hour or so. These don’t have to be expensive and can even be your child’s old forgotten about toys (yup, I’m Miss Thrifty too). Small soft animals are ideal, as are little wind-up toys that can travel across the fold down table – although there is always the possibility that they may end up ‘driving’ into nearby passengers or a passing steward. A good idea is to wrap up your various activities as presents, like snacks or stickers (see below).5. Download some kids’ games or appsBefore you board, download some kids’ games or kid-friendly apps to your smartphone or tablet (make sure to switch it to Airplane mode for the flight). Some good ones include Bubbles (where you simply have to pop bubbles with your finger, an endlessly fascinating pastime for toddlers), Toddler Cars (animations of all sorts of vehicles, complete with noises – make sure to bring headphones) and Peppa Pig Happy Mrs Chicken (chances are your child is obsessed with Peppa Pig, so anything starring the pink one will inspire awe, but this is actually a pretty good game).6. Get sticking with stickersStickers are great for keeping children entertained for a while – just give them an empty water bottle to decorate, or some scrap paper. Bear in mind that you will probably end up having to unpeel stickers from the back of the seat in front and from various parts of your child’s body, but it’s a small price to pay for keeping them quiet for 15 minutes.7. Take a pillowSmall children can sit on a pillow so they can see out of the window better, while older children may find sleeping more comfortable with a pillow. A blanket is also good as its familiarity will comfort your child as well keep them warm if it gets chilly on-board. Read our review of the best travel pillows on the market ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 8. Take some sweetsLanding can cause painful ears – babies are often given a bottle to encourage them to suck and therefore swallow. The same principle will work if you give your child a lollypop (ideally sugar free) for take-off and landing, which will also distract them from the potentially scary sensation. 10. Watch out of the ‘Aeroplane Police’!A clever trick is to warn young children of the “Aeroplane Police” who are looking out for badly behaved children as they are not allowed to fly. I am not suggesting you scare them out of their wits (and admittedly we never did explain what the Aeroplane Police actually do when they catch a naughty child) – however it proved hugely effective in stopping my toddler climbing over seats, playing with the fold down table, kicking the seat in front and all the other things that passengers around you really love.*Skyscanner does not condone the use of drugs – even when flying with small children! At holiday time, parents around the world worry about the ‘joys’ of flying with their young children. But fear not, owners of tantrum-prone toddlers! Skyscanner’s Mary ‘Mother of One Two’ Porter reveals her top tips for travelling with children…I make no bones about the fact that I have found flying with a toddler an absolute nightmare – in fact a recent flight from Birmingham to Edinburgh with my “darling” two year old proved to be possibly the worst 40 minutes of my motherhood experiences (and I’m including childbirth in that). He screamed for the entire journey, much to the obvious delight of the suited and booted businessmen sitting nearby. It was therefore with great trepidation that I organised a holiday to Portugal which would involve a three-hour flight each way with said “darling”.In order not to repeat the flying-with-toddler nightmare, I asked all my parent friends for their tips and advice – and low and behold we had a near perfect flight!So if you are planning to take your little darlings on a flight, here are my top 10 tips to ensure a stress free journey (without the use of drugs*).1. Invest in a TrunkiThey may appear a little overpriced, but Trunkis are a lifesaver for entertaining little ones when you’re in long queues, as your kid can happily propel him/herself around while sitting on top. Not only that, the strap allows you to pull your child around, saving their tired little legs if your walk to the departure gate is a long one. I’m just dreaming of a remote control version now! But in the meantime, a few cheaper forms of ride-on luggage are gradually trickling onto the market, like Skoot Kid’s and Kiddee Cases. Read our review of Trunkis, along with other great hand-luggage buys……or read more about the time we tested luggage to destruction (not Trunkis sadly, but there’s always next time). Get more top tips for family travel: listen or download our podcast How to Survive a Family Holiday…https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/110919351&?…or read more tips and inspiration for family-friendly holidays:10 of the best family holidays on a budget for 2015Save your money for spending with these 10 cheap flights to short-haul favourite destinations for fantastic, fun family holidays this summer.10 tips for holidays with teenagersTeenage trips: From hitting the dancefloor to hitting the bottle,10 sanity-saving tips for happy hols with terrible teen(s).Top 9 tips for a family holiday in VeniceFind out how to have family fun in The Floating City.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. British AirwaysThomson AirwaysQantas 9. Bring longer lasting foodsOffer foods that take longer to eat which will occupy your child for longer. 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Get a portable DVD player or tabletWithout doubt the one thing all parents seem to agree on is investing in some sort of video tech to keep your kid occupied – either a portable DVD player or, increasingly, a tablet computer. DVD players are a bit bulkier and obviously require a set of DVDs to go with them, whereas tablets are much smaller but often have limited storage space for videos. You’ll also have to make sure to download all the videos you need before getting on board. Cartoons and movies can help to while away a sizeable chunk of the flight and allow parents some downtime too. Read our review of the best plane movies of all timelast_img read more

Report describes litany of Turkish Cypriot property violations

first_imgThe acting head of the Turkish Cypriot properties administration service has described a nexus of corruption within the agency, where staff are said to have aided and abetted as well as covered up a host of irregularities over the years.In a lengthy report, the agency’s Makis Economides recounts numerous instances where employees and officers covered up, tolerated and concealed misdeeds.This included alerting violators – users of Turkish Cypriot properties in the south – of impending actions by the agency, allowing these people to cover their tracks.In some cases, according to Economides, agency staff obstructed or delayed implementation of decisions taken by the agency’s management. In others, they dragged their feet in taking the prescribed corrective measures.They also failed to report irregular activity by beneficiaries of Turkish Cypriot properties – such as sub-letting the properties, constructions lacking permits, and payments in arrears.This disregard for the law contributed to fostering a sense of impunity and to perpetuating the violations. The report, cited by daily Phileleftheros on Monday, does not make reference to the possible benefits reaped by agency staff as a result of their conduct. But recently, auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides revealed he was initiating a probe into whether former agency staff and their relatives were the beneficiaries of Turkish Cypriot properties.It’s understood the probe will scrutinize the period from 2000 to the present day, but could go as far back as 1991.Last week the auditor-general told MPs of three cases where Greek and Turkish Cypriot land had been exchanged and where the go-ahead had been given by female staff of the service whose husbands worked for companies that benefited from the transaction.Specifically, there were two cases of land exchange in the Limni area, Paphos, and one in Asomatos, Limassol.The police meanwhile, assisted by the interior ministry, are conducting their own investigation. According to reports, 23 cases are currently being looked at, 13 of which are in Paphos, eight in Larnaca (Mackenzie area), and two in the Nicosia district.Interior minister Constandinos Petrides said authorities have taken a series of measures, including repossessing premises, initiating legal proceedings, and sending cease-and-desist letters to violators.The apparent mismanagement of Turkish Cypriot properties re-emerged recently after Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos went public with the names of people and companies using such properties without being eligible.Following the 1974 Turkish invasion, properties abandoned by Turkish Cypriots in the south were, by law, put under the protection of the interior ministry, or the guardian of Turkish Cypriot properties. Because of the need to house Greek Cypriots who were displaced from the north, it was decided to allocate such properties to them – usually for a token fee – on condition that the owners would not lose their rights.It has been reported that in cases where people were given the land, along with loans to build restaurants, they either failed to pay their loans, or sold the establishments, or sublet them for much higher fees.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Joint conservation works unveiled in Paphos

first_imgConservation works at the mosques of Ayios Nicolaos and Ayios Ioannis in the Paphos district were presented on Thursday, by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Ayios Nicolaos mosque is situated in the centre of the village of Ayios Nicolaos, 47km from Paphos, and next to the village school. According to an announcement from the Technical Committee, the mosque in Ayios Nicolaos forms part of the so-called “Paphos Cluster”.Conservation works on the mosque and minaret started in March 2017 and were completed in November. The project was fully funded by the European Union. Total cost of works was approximately €87,000.Ayios Ioannis mosque is situated in the centre of the village of Ayios Ioannis, 43km east of Paphos. It is a rectangular shaped building and replaces a previous mosque. The mihrab is still preserved, as well as a simple wooden minbar. Conservation works started in March 2017 and were completed in September. The project was fully funded by the European Union. Total cost of works was approximately €82,000.Glafcos Constantinides, member of the Technical Committee in his speech said that he was very proud that the project is completed and the mosques have been restored. He said that the mosques were part of a common cultural heritage.Brief speeches were also given by Tiziana Zennaro of the UNDP-PFF Programme and a Representative of the European Commission. Zennaro said that many more heritage sites of Cyprus awaited preservation.Since 2012 approximately €14.7 million has been provided by the European Union through the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community to implement the priorities of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. The EU is the largest contributor to the work of the Technical Committee.You May LikeMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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