Heynckes: Muller changed Bayern’s game

first_imgThomas Müller Heynckes praises game-changing Muller after Bayern Munich comeback Patric Ridge 16:07 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Muller - cropped Bongarts – Getty Images Bayern München Wolfsburg v Bayern München Wolfsburg Bundesliga Robert Lewandowski The Germany international emerged from the bench to play a key role as his side came from behind to beat Wolfsburg on Saturday Jupp Heynckes has paid tribute to game-changing Thomas Muller following Bayern Munich’s last-gasp win over Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg.Daniel Didavi’s early opener had put the hosts ahead and, although Sandro Wagner levelled midway through the second-half, Bayern had to wait until the 91st minute for a winner – Robert Lewandowski converting from the spot after Arjen Robben had already seen an earlier penalty saved.AdChoices广告Muller’s introduction in the 62nd minute proved a big turning point in the contest, and Heynckes says the Germany forward was key to Bayern’s triumph. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The substitution of Muller changed our game, because he is very flexible, goes into the space between the lines and creates space for team-mates,” Heynckes said.”With the early goal, Wolfsburg were able to raise their game and be compact and defensive. We were struggling in the first half because we just didn’t combine well.”We had possession, but never got deep in Wolfsburg’s half. It was clear to me that we would not get chances like that.”During the second half we played more fluently and faster, and we are happy. For Wolfsburg, that is very bitter, because they have fought exceedingly.”Wolfsburg boss Martin Schmidt, meanwhile, lamented the lack of a clinical edge to his side’s display.”We defended well over a long time. We lost the game today in attack, because we did not achieve much going forward,” he told the club’s official website.”We gave the balls away too fast. We actually had a clear plan where the balls have to go. In the second half we had two or three good transfers, but the last pass was always too short.”At some point the pressure became too great. So, it was just not enough to win.”While Wolfsburg will now switch focus to their clash with fellow strugglers Mainz, Heynckes and Bayern turn their attention to the Champions League round of 16 clash with Besiktas in midweek.last_img read more

Frequent Antenatal Visits Lead to Early Treatment of Malaria, Reductions in Malaria Deaths Among Pregnant Women

first_imgPosted on July 31, 2012August 15, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)PLoS ONE recently published a paper, Effect of Early Detection and Treatment on Malaria Related Maternal Mortality on the North-Western Border of Thailand 1986–2010, describing research that showed frequent antenatal clinic screening on the north-western border of Thailand allows for early detection and treatment of falciparum malaria and significantly reduces falciparum malaria deaths among pregnant women.Take a look at the abstract:IntroductionMaternal mortality is high in developing countries, but there are few data in high-risk groups such as migrants and refugees in malaria-endemic areas. Trends in maternal mortality were followed over 25 years in antenatal clinics prospectively established in an area with low seasonal transmission on the north-western border of Thailand.Methods and FindingsAll medical records from women who attended the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit antenatal clinics from 12th May 1986 to 31st December 2010 were reviewed, and maternal death records were analyzed for causality. There were 71 pregnancy-related deaths recorded amongst 50,981 women who attended antenatal care at least once. Three were suicide and excluded from the analysis as incidental deaths. The estimated maternal mortality ratio (MMR) overall was 184 (95%CI 150–230) per 100,000 live births. In camps for displaced persons there has been a six-fold decline in the MMR from 499 (95%CI 200–780) in 1986–90 to 79 (40–170) in 2006–10, p<0.05. In migrants from adjacent Myanmar the decline in MMR was less significant: 588 (100–3260) to 252 (150–430) from 1996–2000 to 2006–2010. Mortality from P.falciparum malaria in pregnancy dropped sharply with the introduction of systematic screening and treatment and continued to decline with the reduction in the incidence of malaria in the communities. P.vivax was not a cause of maternal death in this population. Infection (non-puerperal sepsis and P.falciparum malaria) accounted for 39.7 (27/68) % of all deaths.ConclusionsFrequent antenatal clinic screening allows early detection and treatment of falciparum malaria and substantially reduces maternal mortality from P.falciparum malaria. No significant decline has been observed in deaths from sepsis or other causes in refugee and migrant women on the Thai–Myanmar border.PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed journal–and the full article can be accessed here.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Video: College Football Announcer’s Boring Hail Mary Call Is Going Viral

first_img Check it out:This has gotta be the LEAST-enthusiastic call of a game-winning hail mary…everpic.twitter.com/71DKFjHFsZ— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 6, 2019Hey, the play was thrilling, at least.Here’s another look at it:🚨 52-YARD HAIL MARY FOR THE WIN! 🚨#SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/BTn5e1brhS— Ashland University Eagles (@goashlandeagles) October 6, 2019Well done, Ashland. A generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonFew plays in sports are more-thrilling than a game-winning Hail Mary at the end of a football game. We got one on Saturday night.Ashland was trailing Grand Valley State by three points with three seconds left and the ball just outside the 50-yard line.The Division II program then stunned the No. 9 team in the country with a 52-yard Hail Mary touchdown at the buzzer.The call from the announcer didn’t really match the shock of the play, though.last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Has Extreme Praise For LSU’s Ed Orgeron

first_imgLSU head coach Ed Orgeron before the bowl game.GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers waits to take the field before the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between LSU and Central Florida at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ed Orgeron deserves a ton of credit for how strong LSU football has looked this season. His decision to hire New Orleans Saints assistant Joe Brady and make drastic changes in the offense after yet another stagnant attack in 2018 was a bold choice, and one that we’ve seen many coaches reticent to make.Les Miles won a national title at LSU, but spent years at the end running an offense that seemed stuck in the mud, and unable to help an often-elite defense. That was the case despite some elite offense talent on the offensive side of the ball.Most would say that Orgeron, whose Tigers have climbed to No. 2 in the country this week after a double-digit win over Florida, needs to win a title to really enter the pantheon of LSU coaches. The last two—Miles and Nick Saban—both each won a national championship with the Tigers.That makes some recent comments by Paul Finebaum pretty interesting. On a recent episode of his radio show, the ESPN and SEC Network personality called Orgeron the “best coach in a generation” for the Tigers. Via Saturday Down South:“You know what I find so interesting, Marcus? Ed Orgeron. Here’s a guy not a single college in America wanted anything to do with,” Finebaum said Tuesday during an appearance on ESPN morning show ‘Get Up!’ “What did LSU want three years ago? They wanted Jimbo Fisher, they went after him hard and they nearly got him, came that close but Jimbo asked for more money so Les Miles survives. The next year, they went after Jimbo again, they begged Tom Herman and they got stuck with Ed Orgeron who is the best coach they have had there in a generation.”Orgeron certainly appears to be doing a better job than what we saw from Miles late in his tenure, but I really want to know what constitutes a “generation” here, since the team went right from Saban to Miles to Orgeron. Finebaum is about as big a Saban fan as you’ll find in the media, so it’d be very surprising to hear him put Coach O ahead of him already.He also turned around and cautioned some patience with the LSU hype as well. Finebaum wants to see how the Tigers fare against Alabama, which has had their number since 2011, and rides an eight-game win streak into this fall’s game.“We were here a year ago, and I don’t want to rain on this parade – because I love it, too,” Finebaum said. “But a year ago, LSU looked different and they hosted Alabama in a No. 1 vs. No. 3 matchup and they got skunked 28 to nothing (Alabama actually won 29-0). Until they beat Alabama, all this generational stuff? Save it.”LSU’s offense looks more dynamic than it has in a long, long time, and Alabama’s defense might be more vulnerable than recent years. Still, most of us would agree with Finebaum. That Alabama game will be the real test, and the winner will be in pole position for the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff.The two face off on Nov. 9 in Tuscaloosa,last_img read more

‘Pogba has spoken with Messi’

first_imgBarcelona are among those said to have expressed interest in Paul Pogba and the Manchester United midfielder’s brother, Mathias, claims the World Cup winner has spoken with Lionel Messi.Another window of speculation surrounding a France international has just closed and the deadline has passed with Pogba still on the books at Old Trafford.Questions continue to be asked, though, as to how long that will remain the case, with the 26-year-old having already conceded that he is open to a new challenge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Further interest is expected to be shown in his services when future markets swing open, with Spain considered to be his most likely destination, and discussions have already been held with some star turns plying their trade in La Liga.Among those Pogba has been in contact with are a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and fellow countryman at Camp Nou.Mathias Pogba told El Chiringuito TV when shown a headline from England in which Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has admitted to being a big fan of his brother: “I know he’s spoken with a few players, but not Ramos.“Who? Oh, Messi. Sometimes, not always. Zlatan [Ibrahimovic]. Griezmann, because of the national team.”Paul Pogba Man Utd Real MadridIt comes as no surprise to find that Pogba has spoken with Griezmann, or former United team-mate and close friend Ibrahimovic.It could be that Barca stars past and present are sounding him out for a switch, but there are also familiar faces to be found at the Santiago Bernabeu.Mathias added: “I don’t know about anyone from Real Madrid. Oh, [Raphael] Varane, yes, and yes, with [Zinedine] Zidane, yes.”France icon Zidane has stated in the past that he would welcome the opportunity to work with Pogba.It could be that their paths cross at some stage, with another of the midfielder’s siblings, Florentin, having revealed that Barca and Real are the only sides that could tempt a global superstar away from Manchester.He told AS back in January: “We like tiki-taka. Whenever I can, I watch their (Barcelona) games or go to the Camp Nou.“When my brother leaves Manchester United, there are only three clubs he can go to improve: [Manchester] City, Real Madrid or Barca. He’s not going to go to City, so he’ll come to Spain: to Barca or Madrid.”last_img read more

Conte blasts referee for lack of ‘respect’ in Barca defeat

first_imgInter coach Antonio Conte has hit out at the referees for a lack of respect in a 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday. After taking the lead through Lautaro Martinez in the second minute, two second-half strikes from Luis Suarez would see the Catalans claim a narrow victory but Conte is adamant his side were hard done by.Conte, who was warned by the referees about his conduct, particularly felt Inter should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on Stefano Sensi and stressed respect for referees must go both ways.  Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “We deserved more. I am bitter because I have seen some situations that I did not like,” Conte said after the game.”There were things that I did not like from the beginning, but I don’t want to talk about that. On the bench we had some feelings I did not like.”What did the referee tell me? Nothing, he came to warn me and he said he would send me off at the next opportunity.”Referees have on their shirt the word ‘respect’ and it is the only thing I have asked. They must respect those who come here to try to do better than the other team. Respect must be mutual. “I take away a feeling of bitterness, we are talking about a referee who led a Champions League final, a top referee who should not be influenced by Camp Nou. “However I don’t want to give the team any excuses, I’m talking about a personal feeling I had from the beginning.”The defeat for Conte’s side means Inter have now lost three consecutive away matches in the Champions League for the first time, while Barcelona have extended their unbeaten run at home in the competition to 33 games. The Catalans were helped by the return of Lionel Messi, who set up Suarez’s second goal and continued his fine home form in the Champions League group stages. The Argentine has either scored or assisted in his last 13 group matches at Camp Nou. Inter certainly could have used someone like Messi in attack with Conte left to rue his side’s lack of cutting edge. “Maybe we had to be better at capitalising on the opportunities we created, because we put a team like Barcelona in serious trouble,” he said. “In the second half they certainly pushed more, I think that for some of our players physical energy has dropped … it is the sixth game in a few days.”Today’s defeat has been undeserved, we lick our wounds and we know we have to work to be stronger.”last_img read more

‘Front three unplayable & Van Dijk big piece of the jigsaw’

first_imgSteven Gerrard considers Liverpool to be favourites in every game they play at present, with their front three “unplayable at times” and Virgil van Dijk “a really big piece of the jigsaw”.The Reds have found a formula which sees them benefit from considerable strength at both ends of the field.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino form one of the most fearsome attacking units in world football, while Van Dijk has been a revelation at the back alongside Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Jurgen Klopp has found all of the pieces of the puzzle, with the German now in the process of completing it as he looks to build on last season’s Champions League win with a Premier League title triumph in 2019-20.Reds legend Steven Gerrard, who continues to be linked with a future coaching role at Anfield, sees no reason why Liverpool cannot go on to add to their trophy collection.He told the club’s official website of the progress being made on Merseyside: “They have been brilliant for a while.“If you go back over the last couple of years, when Jurgen finally got his team and his philosophy across, I’ve really enjoyed watching them.“I always think they’re going to win, no matter who they’re playing against, whether it’s in the Champions League or whether it’s a top-of-the-table clash, I always fancy Liverpool as favourites now.“With the front three and the form they’re in, they are unplayable at times. Obviously Van Dijk has been a really big [piece] of the jigsaw, the ‘keeper, and the rest around them are not bad either!“They are great to watch and it’s brilliant from a fan point of view to see them sitting top of the league. But I’m sure Jurgen is thinking the same thing as me: take the next game as it comes, keep pushing and try to win your next one.”Liverpool, who are on a run of 17 successive wins in the Premier League, have opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the table.They are being warned against complacency, but a first title triumph in 30 years is now there to be shot at as Klopp seeks to bring a barren run on the domestic front to a thrilling close. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Britain’s Mo Farah claims 1st marathon win in Chicago

first_imgBritain’s Mo Farah claims 1st marathon win in Chicago Hockinson HS grad Sarah Crouch 6th in women’s race By Columbian news services Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje finished second, 2 minutes and 43 seconds behind Kosgei. Shure Demise of Ethiopia was third at 2:22:15.Hockinson High grad Sarah Crouch led a pack of four American women who finished in the top 10. Her time of 2:32:37 was five seconds ahead of fellow American Taylor Ward and beat her personal best in a marathon, in Chicago in 2014, by seven seconds. It was 14:02 behind Kosgei’s time.More than 40,000 runners started the race, which drew more than a million spectators. Published: October 7, 2018, 12:22pm Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GOcenter_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Sarah Crouch of the United States finishes in sixth place during the women’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) Photo CHICAGO — Britain’s Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, claiming his first marathon victory in three attempts.Farah finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds. It was the first marathon on U.S. soil for Farah, who’s won four Olympic gold medals and six world championships on the track.Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia finished second, 13 seconds behind Farah. Japan’s Suguru Osako came in third at 2:05:50. American Galen Rupp, last year’s winner and Farah’s former training partner, was fifth at 2:06:21.Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race in 2:18:35, the third-fastest time in the history of the Chicago race. Kosgei finished second in Chicago last year. Mo Farah, of Britain, raises his arms after finishing in first place during the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)last_img read more

Hockinson girls soccer team has a purpose, cause which go beyond field

first_img Battle Ground and HockinsonHockinson Hawks “We’re really competitive as a whole against each other,” junior Jasmine Shigeno said. “We can be going really hard against each other and pick each other up off the field, knock each other down, laugh about it and get up and keep competing.”The team’s first goal? Finish first in league. It accomplished that this week when league play came to a close. Now, the Hawks hope to well outperform its penalty kick loss to North Kitsap that ended its 2017 season.And in the process, it hopes to do Wyatt proud.A private Facebook group is dedicated to Wyatt, where friends, family and members of the Ridgefield community — and many beyond — send messages of encouragement and pictures of the “Warriors for Wyatt” logo on T-shirts, bumper stickers and bracelets.During the Ridgefield football team’s homecoming game on Sept. 28, Wyatt was announced as an honorary captain. The Seton Catholic cross country team posted a photo wearing the shirts. Share: Share: A Hockinson player wears a shirt supporting Wyatt Draper before a match against Woodland at Hockinson High School. Photo Gallery The team has yet to meet Wyatt. Chicks has put the invite out and he said hopefully the final member of their team, 5-year-old Wyatt, can meet the players who have been playing for him.“We’re a team, we play together and we wanted to play for him and show we can be strong too,” junior Megan Stangel said. HOCKINSON — In the summer months leading up to the fall season, the Hockinson girls soccer team laid out 12 core values that the team holds, a tradition the girls have adopted year in and year out.The players ask themselves what words such as “resilient” or “grateful” mean to them, and are tasked with coming up with an original definition for each word.This year, the team vowed to get more involved with its core values.When “caring” came up, the team took two hours to decide on a definition, whittling an entire paragraph down to, succinctly: “Hawks are passionate about their standards.”That’s when the light bulb went off for coach Joe Chicks, who was still reeling from hearing the tragic news that the 5-year-old son of his childhood friends from Ridgefield, Tyler and Sara Draper, had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: October 24, 2018, 10:02pm What started in its commitment to its core values, and established bond off the field, translated onto the field once the season started.“We started connecting, bonding, you could just see it was beautiful soccer,” Grosz said. “From then on out I knew we could do it.”The Hawks surprised themselves when they beat Battle Ground 5-1 to open the season. But in the Hawks’ league opener, when they defeated two-time defending league champs Columbia River by the same margin, “I was shocked,” Chicks said.“Our pregame speech was, can we finish stronger than how we started?”That started in player-led workouts over the summer during the dead period when coaches aren’t allowed to organize practices. Follow The Columbian on Instagram To help the Draper family, click here.For Hockinson, Wyatt’s story lives at the heart of a season that, in many ways, has seen unexpected success.After graduating 12 seniors and three first team all-league selections from a team that finished second in the 2A Greater St. Helens League, the Hawks went on to win their first outright league title since 2012.The program won a string of league titles from 2007 to 2009, then again in 2012. It earned a share in 2016 with Columbia River. Hockinson girls soccer team has a purpose, cause which go beyond field Hawks rally around 5-year-old boy battling brain tumor 6 Photos By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Follow “I thought it was a good opportunity when learning about Wyatt to connect the two and get the girls involved in something beyond the sport,” Chicks said.When Chicks told the team Wyatt’s story, many were emotionally effected. So before they played a single game, the Hawks dedicated their season to Wyatt. When Hockinson wins, Wyatt wins.“We want to be more than a high school soccer team,” junior Brooke Grosz said. “We want to have a purpose and cause, and this is a really great way to show it.”Though the Hawks have not met the Drapers, they have worn T-shirts made on his behalf, which read “Warriors for Wyatt” over a yellow ribbon. Chicks purchased the shirts out of his own pocket for the entire team. GO (360) 735-4557 Tags Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer @AndyBuhler Receive latest stories and local news in your email: andy.buhler@columbian.comlast_img read more

Union nets another boys basketball title outright

first_img Share: 11 Photos Share: The Titans made sure to celebrate its win Wednesday night, but know it’s back to business.“Feels great,” Combs said with his piece of victory net tucked behind his right ear. “Couldn’t have it any better. Next step we’re 0-0 now going into playoffs and want to look at the next team we play.”UNION 72, SKYVIEW 55SKYVIEW — Alex Schumacher 19, Colby Barkee 0, Squeeky Johnson 5, Derek Lewis 0, Sean Boss 7, Lowell Dunmire 0, Alec Marshall 0, Kyle Gruhler 12, Jace Chatman 5, Cody McKinney 7. Totals 20 (4) 9-14 55.UNION — Brad Lackey 16, Houston Combs 13, Ariya Briscoe 0, Josh Reznick 6, Tanner Toolson 17, Alishawuan Taylor 2, Ethan Smith 12, Mason Hill 0, Ty McCullum 0, Curtis Youngren 6. Totals 27 (8) 10-12 72.Skyview 14 8 15 18 — 55Union 16 12 23 21 — 72 andy.buhler@columbian.com Skyview StormUnion TitansVideo 16 Photos By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Houston Combs cuts a piece of the basketball net after Union defeated Skyview on Wednesday to win the 4A Greater St. Helens League title. (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian) Photo Gallery (360) 735-4557 By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: January 30, 2019, 11:09pm Just over a year ago, it was the same two teams, and similar circumstances.Only this time, the Union boys basketball team wasn’t playing catch-up. It was asserting its dominance.Union routed Skyview 72-55 to clinch the 4A Greater St. Helens League title outright and extend its undefeated season to 20-0 on Wednesday evening at Union High School.And with the league crown, Union, the No. 1 team in the 4A boys RPI rankings and only undefeated team left in the across the state’s top classification, secured home court advantage in the bi-district tournament, which begins next Thursday.The scene after the game, the net cutting, the leaping up and down, the extra-long postgame debrief full of cheers and claps, was decidedly different from last year.center_img Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer “I (was just) feeling it and my teammates fed me the ball,” Toolson said.After Toolson cut his piece of the net off, he turned atop the ladder and held it up to the Union fans. It was a moment he had dreamt about since kindergarten, he said.When Union coach Blake Conley thinks about Union’s successes in the 4A Greater St. Helens league over the course of the last decade, he evokes the legacy of Maco Hamilton, the Titans’ first coach who built the boys program into state champions in its third year. He also thinks about the numerous former players who were a part of the eight consecutive league titles — seven outright.The Storm (15-5, 6-2 4A GSHL) enter the district tournament as the No. 2 seed on the road against the North Puget Sound League No. 4 team — either Mt. Rainier or Auburn.Union (20-0, 8-0) hosts the South Puget Sound League No. 4 team on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Gallery: Union vs. Skyview Basketball Photo Gallery GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Tags Sure, the Titans cut down a net a year ago in the league tiebreaker at Evergreen. But it was a net that signified a shared league title since Union and Skyview split the season 1-1 and forced a tiebreaker for first place — a scenario that was on the table Wednesday night had Skyview won.The Titans wanted first place all by its lonesome.“We always had that chip on our shoulder when Skyview said they were league champs with us,” Titans guard Tanner Toolson said. “We did not want to share it with them this year. We wanted to win it outright, and it feels good.”The Titans’ leading scorer Ethan Smith had 10 of his 12 points by halftime. On Wednesday night, a few had the hot hand. Toolson led Union with 17 points, including 15 in the third quarter, Brad Lackey added 16 and Houston Combs had 13 points.Alex Schumacher led Skyview with 19 points and Kyle Gruhler had 12 points and 16 rebounds — 10 boards in the first half. Schumacher became Skyview’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing the previous record of 1,200 points, set by Jon Bond in 2004. Going into the game, Schumacher needed 13 to break it. @AndyBuhler Union nets another boys basketball title outright Titans beat Skyview 72-55 to lock up 4A GSHL After a back-and-forth first half, Combs hit a corner 3 in transition to put the Titans up by six in the final seconds of the first half.Conley stressed to his team halftime the importance of raising the energy. Skyview missed open shots that would certainly fall in the second half if the Titans didn’t pick up their energy, he said.“I knew we were going to get it done,” Combs said. “We all have the fight in us. That was the main thing coach Conley was telling us, ‘fight! Fight! Fight!’ ”After missing a his first couple shots, Toolson answered the call in the third by hitting a range of shots from all over the floor.last_img read more

The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun Unveiled during Inaugural Ceremony with Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto

first_imgFollowing the successful completion of a multimillion-dollar project, Cancun’s newest awe-inclusive resort welcomes Mexican President, dignitaries, government officials and industry leaders to celebrate in style.     MIAMI, Fla. (May 25, 2017) – Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – is proud to celebrate the opening of The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. On May 25, 2017, Palace Resorts welcomed Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto, alongside dignitaries and government officials for in inaugural ceremony at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. Additional respected dignitaries in attendance at the inaugural celebration included:Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto.Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, Governor of the state of Quintana Roo. Invited attendees had the distinct opportunity to attend the event held at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun’s gorgeous lobby, followed by exclusive property tours and speeches from Palace Resorts’ Executive Vice President Gibran Chapur and President Jose Chapur, among others. The event concluded with an impressive dining experience prepared by Executive Chef, Ricardo Cabeza and live entertainment. “The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun is without a doubt our most unbelievable project yet. Palace Resorts envisioned a property that would truly take luxury, convenience, and entertainment and upscale culinary dining and combine it to surpass any traditional, luxury all-inclusive around. Launching this ambitious undertaking would not have been possible without the endorsement of Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto and other government officials and entities including our valued partners,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts.  “The entire Palace Resorts team is committed to ensuring the success of The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, acts as a catalyst for the growth and further enhancement of the continued emerging destination of Cancun and Mexico.” Palace Resorts invites guests to “Live the Palace Life,” a concept that reflects the unmatched offerings we provide at each of our resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun is certainly taking that concept to the next level by creating a world that transcends convention and expectations. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun offers guests the luxury and tailored touch of a boutique experience coupled with the grandeur of a world-class resort destination. Located within the brand’s signature property, AAA Four Diamond Moon Palace Cancun, The Grand is sure to elevate the brand to the highest possible luxury standards. The resort offers spacious and luxurious accommodations, exclusive access to premier dining establishments, the convenience of close proximity to the property’s most astounding attractions and much more. With more than 1,300 guest rooms, a luxurious well designed, contemporary lobby, nine outdoor swimming pools, including “Unique Day club” an adults-only with a live DJ spinning poolside beats, five swim-up bars, an elaborate beach club, children’s waterpark, gymnasium, Awe-Spa®, more than 80,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, a six-lane bowling alley, ultra-trendy teen lounge, chic nightclub, 17 food and beverage outlets and more.  Awe-Exclusive AppealEnvisioned by Palace Resorts’ exclusive designer, Francois Frossard, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun offers guests a new standard in luxury all-inclusive resort accommodations with elegantly modern décor. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun will appeal to sophisticates seeking a tailored luxury lifestyle experience.  Beyond positioning the property as Cancun’s definitive entertainment resort, Palace Resorts seeks to rival destination hotels on a global scale. Further emphasizing the brand’s ability to cater to a variety of travelers with distinctive needs and desires, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun also offers a serene alternative within the lively property and include two adults-only swimming pools. Transcendent DiningWith more than eight new dining destinations, foodies and finicky diners will agree there is truly something for every palate at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. The resort incorporates an unprecedented variety of flavors including gourmet Asian “Jade,” traditional Italian “Tavola”, mouth-watering Caribbean, decadent French “Le Chateau,” a traditional high-end steakhouse, “JC,” savory Lebanese, “Habibi, authentic Mexican “Cielito Lindo” and traditional Peruvian cuisine, “Cusco” among others, to the property’s already unrivaled culinary portfolio. As with all Palace Resorts properties, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun features only the finest, top-shelf liquors and premium-ingredient cuisine consisting of the highest quality standards. In addition, Palace Resorts recently partnered with Certified Angus Beef ® brand, making Palace Resorts the first and ONLY luxury, all-inclusive hotel chain to offer Certified Angus Beef ® in all ten of the brand’s luxury all-inclusive resorts. The partnership and investment of only offering Certified Angus Beef ® is a testament to Palace Resorts’ commitment to only offering premium culinary products to guests. Additionally, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun offers 24-hour gourmet room service to valued guests seeking everything from a late night snack to a full course meal. Grand Meetings & EventsWhether seeking the ideal venue to host a spectacular destination wedding or an unforgettable corporate affair, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun offers more than 80,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space that seamlessly blend cutting-edge style and convenient functionality. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun offers visitors multiple meeting rooms, a theater with room for nearly 1,000 guests, ballrooms, exhibition areas, outdoor spaces and more, complete with the industry’s most innovative technology and audiovisual equipment. Grand Fun for Every Age The property offers children of all ages and adults seeking to unleash their inner kid the opportunity to engage in a variety of attractions and diversions not seen before in the destination. In fact, kids and teens stay free at The Grand. Families can bring up kids age 17 or younger, and their kids’ stay is on the house. Beyond the addition of two Palace Resorts family-friendly staples – a kid’s dream club “The Playroom,” and a sleekly designed teen lounge stocked with today’s video games, a colossal concession stand and so much more – guests of all ages also have hours of endless indoor and outdoor entertainment at their disposal via a massive waterpark and six-lane bowling alley. A testament to the brand’s guest-centric approach of offering unexpected amenities and attractions, the new bowling alley transports guests to an upscale entertainment venue, complete with six lanes, bar and lounge with ultramodern sound system, vivid lighting and dramatic design by Frossard.  Poolside, guests will be clamoring for a turn on any of the new waterpark’s thrilling slides, lazy river and recreation areas, specifically designed for children. An immense water destination for splashing, sliding and sunning, the new waterpark is just one of the many new attractions at The Grand. When the sun sets, adults will experience why Moon Palace Cancun is truly an entertainment destination. In addition to eight bars and lounges, The Grand offers guests the option of choosing between two on-property nightclubs, with the addition of a new expansive nightlife destination. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun’s new “Unique” nightclub will feature live entertainment, specialty cocktails and glamorous décor also designed by Frossard. Live the Palace Life Rounding out the total Palace-lifestyle, The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun’s new 76,875 square foot Awe-Spa® features more than 60 spa suites, a hydrotherapy circuit, plunge pools, steam and sauna rooms and more. The resort’s second spa offers inventive treatments and a fully immersive experience, curated for tranquil rejuvenation. The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun’s new wellness offerings include a fully equipped luxury fitness center. The impressive fitness facilities include smart technology treadmills, elliptical machines, weight lifting equipment and exclusive quarters for spinning, yoga, Pilates and a variety of specialty fitness classes, ultimately ensuring active guests can enjoy their vacation experience without skipping out on wellness.Palace Resorts has plenty to offer families, but now, kids and teens stay free on a luxury all-inclusive vacation everyone will enjoy. Families can bring up kids age 17 or younger, and their kids’ stay is on the house. In addition, Palace Resorts’ still offers their invaluable $1,500 resort credit: stay 5-8 nights, and use the credit toward spa treatments, rounds of golf, tours, and other above-the-ordinary experiences.The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun’s all-inclusive accommodations start at $295 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. To reserve your stay at Palace Resorts, please visit www.PalaceResorts.com, call (800) 635-1836 or contact your preferred travel professional.  About Palace Resorts:With ten oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations. For more information, visit www.palaceresorts.com.last_img read more

Montrose Travel / Allure Travel Honored by Celebrity Cruises

first_imgMontrose Travel / Allure Travel named West Region Account of the Year (2017)  Montrose, CA – 12/20/2017 – After an astounding year of sales growth with Celebrity Cruises, Montrose Travel, MTravel and Allure Travel, sister brands under the Corporate Travel Management (CTM) (ASX:CTD)  family, have been named 2017 West Region Account of the Year by Celebrity Cruises. Montrose Travel merged with Corporate Travel Management, a $4 Billion global travel powerhouse and nationally recognized Top 12 Travel Management Company, in 2016 and has since led as the Leisure Travel headquarters for CTM North America. Under the direction of Andi Mysza, former owner of Montrose Travel and current Sr. Vice President of Leisure Travel/MTravel Hosting Services – North America for CTM, a majority of 2017 has been spent bringing together Montrose Travel and Allure Travel to emerge as a coordinated Leisure Travel division for CTM. The Montrose Travel and Allure Travel network includes 7 branch retail locations nationwide as well as the MTravel Hosting Services with over 500+ Independent Contractors. “We’re honored to have received this award and recognition from Celebrity Cruises. Despite the challenges often associated with a corporate merger, our teams came together with our Celebrity partners to better understand the business and aggressively drive our cruise sales,” says Mysza. “I’m very proud of our agents and especially encouraged by the great partnership we’ve built with Celebrity Cruises.” Celebrity Cruises, a long-time partner of Montrose/Allure Travel, specializes in ‘modern luxury’ cruising. Keith Lane, Vice President of Sales, Celebrity Cruises, said: “Day in and day out, we work with so many amazing travel partners who are dedicated to our brand, and today we are awarding the very best and celebrating their success. Their passion for our business is exemplary and their support means a great deal to everyone here at Celebrity Cruises. We cannot say ‘thank you’ enough!” Other Celebrity honorees in 2017 include Montrose Travel / Allure Travel’s new consortium partner Virtuoso Travel, named Consortia Partner of the Year.  About Montrose Travel and Allure TravelMontrose Travel / Allure Travel is North America’s leading full-service seller of travel experiences operating since 1956, specializing in cruises, tours and vacation packages for travelers who expect more. A brand under the umbrella of the prestigious Corporate Travel Management (CTM) family, Montrose/Allure Travel sets itself apart by providing more personalized vacations through knowledgeable advisors and access to options travelers can’t find on their own while saving them time and money. Montrose Travel, the once local, family-operated travel agency now acts as the headquarters for Corporate Travel Management’s (CTM) Loyalty and Leisure divisions in North America. To learn more about Montrose / Allure Travel, please explore www.MontroseTravel.com,www.AllureTravel.com or contact Andi Mysza at 818-553-3226 for press inquiries. Learn more about the Loyalty division at www.MontroseTravelLoyalty.com. About MTravelA top 5 host agency under the umbrella of the prestigious Corporate Travel Management family, MTravel is the ideal match for business-minded independent travel professionals with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. With 45 years of hosting expertise, MTravel helps agents achieve success beyond their individual scope by providing deeply personal support, unmatched online booking technology and access to decades of front-line travel selling experience. To learn more, please explore www.MTravel.com or call 800-870-5799. About CTMCorporate Travel Management is an award-winning provider of innovative, cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Its proven business strategy combines personalized service excellence with client-facing technology solutions to deliver a return on investment to clients. CTM employs more than 750 FTE in North America and over 2,400 FTE globally. The CTM network provides local service solutions in more than 70 countries globally. For more information, visit www.montrosetravel.com or contact one of our knowledgeable travel consultants at 1-800-MONTROSE (666-8767).last_img read more

Win 500 Worth of the Best Mens Grooming Products of 2019

first_imgJust to be clear: These prizes aren’t sample-sized. These are full-size, full-price products that will help you smell better, shave better, have better skin and hair, and fend off aging, acne, and skin irritation. From best face wash to best hair clay to best beard oil, we’ve covered every essential grooming product men need to look and feel good.Oh, and did we mention the entire giveaway box is worth over $500? How many dudes can say they’ve got half a grand’s worth of killer grooming gear in their bathroom? Only men like Bruce Wayne, LeBron James, or Patrick Bateman (but we’ll conveniently ignore the last one).Help yourself achieve grooming god status and enter the contest below. Good luck and happy grooming.What’s in the Box?FaceMoisturizer: Lab Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion SPF 35Eye Cream: Perricone M.D. Firming Eye CreamFace Wash: CeraVe Hydrating Facial CleanserFace Mask: Jaxon Lane Bro MaskAcne Spot Treatment: Mighty Patch Have you checked out The Manual Grooming Awards 2019 and read all about the best of the best grooming products for men? If so, you’re ready to spin the wheel of fortune and roll the dice for your chance to win every single prize item in our 18 categories. (Or you can head straight over to the Grooming Awards 2019 first to get the scoop on all the best grooming gear for the year and then head back here for your chance to win.) HairConditioner: Sachajuan Scalp ConditionerShampoo: Blackwood for Men Hydroblast Moisturizing ShampooPomade: Triumph & Disaster Ponsonby PomadeClay: Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming ClayBeardRazor: Bevel Safety RazorShaving Cream: The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving CreamBeard Oil: Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Grooming OilBeard Trimmer: Philips Norelco OneBlade Face + Body TrimmerAftershave: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave BalmBodyDeodorant: Oars + Alps Natural DeodorantBody Wash: Harry’s Body WashSunscreen: Bare Republic Mineral SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen SprayBody Lotion: H2L Premium Natural Hydrating Body LotionFor all the details on why each of the above products was chosen as a winner, head to The Manual Grooming Awards 2019. The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Fossil and Crosley Band Together for Stylish Collection Celebrating National Record Store

first_img 1 of 6 Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo Editors’ Recommendations Next Crosley Radio is one of the first names in turntables, jukeboxes, and other classic audio electronic technology. Founded in 1984, the company has made its name in manufacturing high-quality sound machinery that embodies a gorgeous vintage aesthetic. Fossil watches also boast their own vintage style inspiration and uncompromising quality and materials. The convergence of these two iconic American companies, with their shared values of functional style and homage to history, was all but guaranteed to yield a smash hit.The Crosley x Fossil collection begins with two watches that have been designed to embody the whimsical elegance and minimal panache of a bygone era of musical excellence. The timepieces feature vinyl record detailing on the grooved dials, minute hands resembling a record player’s needle (naturally), and a center dial that spins out the seconds. Built in both 42mm and 36mm sizes to accommodate a range of wrists, the watch case offers two options of either polished black or warm brass.The third member of the Crosley x Fossil collection is a limited-edition record player fitted with Bluetooth speakers, retro-chic graphics, and two-tone metal detailing to match its companion timepieces. All three items are guaranteed to strike an instant rapport among music lovers and style connoisseurs alike.The Fossil x Crosley collection will drop in limited quantities online at Fossil and Crosley Radio on Monday, April 15. Previous Twice a year, music nerds, vinyl snobs, and small business proponents unite to celebrate National Record Store Day, a biannual holiday for all that is sacred in the precarious world of independent commerce. Across the country, artists will give live performances, labels will release limited editions, and corporations will express their effusive support for the beautiful but fragile ecosystem of community-minded capitalism that is nowhere better represented than in the neighborhood record store.So dear is this concept to America’s idea of itself that unrelated industries have been finding ways to jump in the game. While in some instances this kind of effort can land as heavily as a lead zeppelin, it sometimes results in remarkable flights of creativity. Such is the case with Fossil’s upcoming collaboration with Crosley Radio. 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men The Best Men’s Watches Under $200 Prove Style Can Be Affordablelast_img read more

4 Boozy Popsicles to Get You in the Mood for Summer

first_img America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard As warmer weather shortens our pants, sleeves, and nights, day drinking becomes socially acceptable again (though if you’ve been doing it all along, we salute you, too). But summertime drinking can be a sweaty business, so why not stay cool and get your buzz on at the same time?We’re all familiar with the countless alcoholic popsicle recipes out there, but you can enjoy refreshing booziness without having to mix anything. A few heroic companies have crafted popsicles after some of your favorite cocktails for your next pool party or barbecue. With frozen treats this delicious, you’ll only have to worry about brain freeze.Buzz Pop CocktailsThese frozen delights take a sleek approach to popsicles that’s centered on a drive to create a natural product. An Italian sorbet base is mixed with fresh fruits and top-shelf liquor to make sure each push pop is under 100 calories, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and fat-free. Buzz Pop Cocktails’ flavors run from the classic Moscow Mule to the bourbon-based Southern Belle.Drake’s Spiked IceThis newcomer has already started hitting shelves and has a similar penchant for a natural approach. Drake’s is known for their organic spirits and they’ve even partnered with Buzz Pop Cocktails in the past. Now, as a competitor, Drake’s Spiked Ice is taking on an ice pop format at 80 calories a pop in Mango Rum Punch, Vodka Lemonade, Watermelon Martini, and Classic Mojito. In addition to being vegan, gluten-free, and kosher, these pops are certified organic, so they’re as guilt-free as a dessert could be.Slim ChillersThe undeniable kings of boozy ice pops, Slim Chillers descend on Costco stores across the country every summer. You’ll still get classic takes on martinis like Watermelon Lemonade and Cosmopolitan, but this summer you can also chomp down on wine cocktails, from a bellini to a mimosa. Due to their popularity, you can also find Slim Chillers at your local BevMo or liquor store.FrutaPOPFrutaPOP is another natural ice pop company that uses natural ingredients and doesn’t add any dyes or sugars. They’re the least potent pops on this list, so you can have a few without getting too wild. You can order a variety pack or flavors like Brosé Rosé and Guava Cosmo. You can even get some non-alcoholic fruit pops or chocolate cold brew pops, so everyone can join in the fun. 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider 8 Best Rums for Piña Coladas Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra last_img read more

Beaches® Turks Caicos Happily Ever After Starts Here – Sandals Resorts

first_imgWritten By: Cristina Jaramillo  Finding love is tough, planning a wedding shouldn’t have to be. Situated along Grace Bay, one of the world’s most romantic and exotic destinations, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa offers the exclusive WeddingMoon, a personalized Caribbean wedding experience plus an unforgettable Luxury Included® honeymoon. Aside from a breathtaking island destination, you can also count on a team of dedicated wedding planners to take care of every detail of your dream wedding—leaving you stress-free to enjoy one of the happiest days of your lives together. Create The Wedding of Your DreamsKeeping in mind that today’s brides and grooms value their individuality, Beaches Turks & Caicos offers a fully customizable destination wedding experience, coined Your Wedding, Your Style. The WeddingMoon program eliminates the “cookie-cutter” wedding package and gives you the option to select every element of your wedding so that it reflects your individual tastes and personalities. Easy Step-by-Step Wedding PlanningOrganizing the details of your wedding is easy with the Beaches Destination Wedding Designer, a cutting-edge online design tool. Not only is it user-friendly, but it also offers a multitude of ideas and inspiration! You can choose every aspect of your wedding day starting with the latest color trends. Then, browse through galleries of wedding accessories showcasing stunning bouquets and boutonnieres, delectable cakes, beautiful reception décor, specialty dinners and bars, plus photography and videography packages. If a pre-designed theme is more in-line with your style, Beaches Turks & Caicos also offers six beautiful pre-designed wedding themes that you can select in their entirety or partially customize to give it your own personal touch. You can even enhance your guests’ experience with a variety of entertainment options, including fire dancers, private catamaran cruises, beach bonfires and steel drum bands. Knowledgeable Wedding PlannersPersonal pre-travel wedding planners guide you as you select every detail of your ceremony and reception—including décor options, venue choices and even honeymoon add-ons. And when the big day arrives, the resort wedding planning team ensures every detail of your celebration is meticulously carried out to your unique specifications. Receive a FREE* Wedding Or $1500 Gift* Couples who stay 3 nights or longer enjoy the option of a free* Beautiful Beginnings Wedding ceremony. Considered the best free wedding in the Caribbean, the Beautiful Beginnings Wedding is a reflection of elegance and simplicity. Alternatively, you can choose to add personal touches to enhance the complimentary theme with a variety of new à la carte options. For those who stay 6 nights or longer, Beaches offers a $1500 WeddingMoons® gift*, $500 of which can be applied towards designing a custom wedding. FAMILYMOONS®In addition to WeddingMoons®, Beaches Turks & Caicos has also created FamilyMoons®, a celebration of love when two families become one. FamilyMoons® have all the elements of a WeddingMoon with the added benefit that couples celebrating a second marriage can have the entire family participate in their special day with special enhancements such as the beautiful Sand Ceremony to symbolize the union of two families. A Celebration You Won’t ForgetAn incredible Luxury Included® vacation, awaits you and your guests. Recognized by Parents magazine and TripAdvisor as one of the “10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts” in 2016, the gorgeous property is also ideal for a multi-generational celebration with loved ones. Regardless of the size of your party, Beaches Turks & Caicos has something for everyone. So, while you indulge in a romantic retreat, your family and friends will feel at home with luxurious accommodations, fine dining at 21 restaurants, and endless activities for everyone. Here, they’ll enjoy entertainment starring the loveable fury cast of Sesame Street®, the Caribbean’s most thrilling waterpark, plus a multitude of unlimited land and water sports including scuba diving for certified divers. Not to mention, airport transfers and tips are included—making your wedding a gathering everyone will always remember. Honeymoon in Paradise You deserve the honeymoon of a lifetime and at Beaches, your honeymoon begins the moment you say, “I do”. Relax and unwind after the big day in a romantic suite overlooking the beautiful ocean. More over, check-in online and receive a free* Honeymoon Package with added special amenities including chilled sparkling wine in your room, a romantic turndown service the first night of your honeymoon and breakfast in bed on a morning of your choice. Personal Butler ServiceFor the full royal treatment, top-tier suites feature 24-hour room service and a personal butler who will non-intrusively cater to your every whim. Upon arrival, guests in top-tier suites receive a cell phone where they can reach their personal butler with any request. Trained by the prestigious Guild of Professional English Butlers, Beaches butlers attend to your every need including taking care of private in-suite check-in, unpacking your luggage upon request, providing specialized services such as drawing a scented bubble bath or reserving beach and poolside cabanas. Other unique ways you can enhance your honeymoon include fun island excursions with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, optional private beachside candlelight dinners and pampering couples massages. Unlimited Dining & World-Class ChefsDelicious food is a crucial part of any celebration, which is why Beaches Turks & Caicos offers a multitude of creative and delectable cuisine alternatives. Dining choices include everything from Caribbean to Asian, French to Mediterranean, and even Indian to Sushi. Best of all, each dish is prepared with the finest ingredients by world-class chefs guaranteeing a dance party for your taste buds with each bite. Along with a vast selection of dining options, you will also enjoy endless pours of premium spirits and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines—all of which can be enjoyed throughout your stay at the property’s 21 restaurants and 14 bars, including five swim-up bars. More Quality Inclusions Than Any Other Resort On The PlanetYou’ll have the time of your life with romantic touches such as cozy firepits and lively swim-up bars. Additionally, you can take advantage of fun water adventures—as many times as you want. Activities such as snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, Hobie® Cat sailing, kayaking, water trikes, windsurfing and scuba diving for certified divers, are all included. The resort even boasts the Caribbean’s largest PADI certification program and its own highly trained instructors—providing guests the ability to become certified divers at the resort for a nominal fee. You’ll also have access to a multitude of land sports including beach volleyball, tennis, shuffleboard, life-size chess, billiards and two Red Lane® Fitness Centers. Wedding Bliss & PamperingWhether you are looking to massage away pre-wedding jitters, have your hair and makeup done for the big day, or treat your bridal party to a mani-pedi session, Beaches Turks & Caicos offers fantastic optional treatments at two Red Lane® Spa locations. From the moment you walk into the lemongrass-scented greeting area, your senses will confirm you’ve found heaven-on-earth. Red Lane® Spa is a true haven complete with relaxation areas featuring calming music and assorted teas, a changing room with personal lockers, plus complimentary saunas and steam rooms. Every aspect of the Red Lane® Spa experience is inspired by the soothing essence of the islands. Using the spa’s exclusive organic line and renowned skin healthcare products, highly trained Rejuvenation Specialists have perfected the art of relaxation. They will skillfully take you on a journey focused on connection, time and love that will leave you feeling fully renewed—before and after the wedding. Spa services include unique body scrubs and wraps, plus innovative massages like the signature Scents of Love Couples Massage, which incorporates indigenous aromas of the Caribbean and a warm massage oil ritual. Alternatively, the popular Raindrop Dreams massage combines warm river stones, tropical rainforest-scented mist and a sensuous white-sand exfoliation for tired feet—ideal for a little post-wedding relaxation. And while the spa is a soothing sanctuary, you are by no means limited to receiving massage services within treatment rooms. In fact, newlyweds can also enjoy individual or couples massages in a private cabana along the beach, or in the privacy of their own suite. A Worry-free WeddingBeaches Turks & Caicos incredible attention to detail and welcoming staff are a breath of fresh air to brides around the globe. Couples can be at ease knowing they are in the trusted hands of Beaches’ wedding experts who will be their personal guide through each step of their wedding planning process. Whether you choose to elope, have an intimate WeddingMoon, or host a grand FamilyMoon® surrounded by family and friends, Beaches Turks & Caicos offers brides and grooms the perfect destination wedding and honeymoon with more choices, from beginning to end. *Visit www.beaches.com/disclaimers/destinationweddingandhoneymoons or call 1-888-BEACHES for important terms and conditions.last_img read more

10 Best Bourbons for Making Mint Juleps

first_img The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is coming up and it’s time to prepare. You’ve already got your seersucker suit and your hat, and you’ve also already purchased your pewter cup, your mint, and your sugar. All that’s left? The key ingredient to any half-way decent mint julep, of course: bourbon!While simple to make, a mint julep’s quality comes down to the quality of the whiskey. In this drink, there’s not a lot you (or anything) can do to mask a terrible spirit and still have a potent and palatable potable. For any good mint julep, you need good bourbon, plain and simple.To help steer you in the right direction, we’ve put together a list of the best bourbons you should be using in your mint juleps this year. As you’ll notice, almost all of these bourbons come in at least 100-proof, or 50 percent ABV. This helps the bourbon stand up to the melting crushed ice over the course of the drink. A lower-proof bourbon will work, but it’ll taste watered down. To stick close to Churchhill Downs, too, we only selected bourbons made in Kentucky.Four Roses Single BarrelOne of the best in the Four Roses line (at least we think so), Single Barrel is a high rye content (35 percent) bourbon that comes in at 100-proof and explodes with flavor right from the outset. In a julep, this translates to a sustained honey and oak flavor that goes incredibly well with the sweetness added by sugar syrup.Knob Creek 100 ProofNutty on the nose with a sweet oaky body, Knob Creek 100 Proof is a prime example of what good can come at 100 proof. The slight fruity sweetness on the front and back end of the palate pair perfectly with the mint in the julep. These flavors only get better as the Julep melts a little bit.Wild Turkey 101The flagship Wild Turkey bourbon, 101 has the body and character that is perfect on its own or in a variety of drinks (the mint julep, obviously, included). Vanilla and oak flavors contribute a nice mix to the mint and sugar, leaving you with an all-around delicious beverage.Maker’s Mark Cask StrengthThe Maker’s Mark you know and love, but at cask strength. A full-bodied wheated whisk(e)y, the molasses and dark fruit flavors that come out hold their own, even through dilution from ice. If you’re looking for a stronger bourbon, this is one to check out for your juleps.Woodford ReserveThis wouldn’t be a mint julep bourbon list without the official bourbon of Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby takes place. Woodford Reserve is crafted by master distiller Chris Morris to work with a wide variety of flavors, mint included. Each year, they put out a custom label for the Derby. You can see 2019’s above.Old Forester Signature 100 ProofAnother standard when it comes to delicious bourbons, Old Forester’s story goes to 1870 when George Garvin Brown made the brand’s first bottled bourbon (older even than the Kentucky Derby). The 100 Proof expression has coffee and chocolate on the nose, followed by sweet apple and toasted oak on the palate. For those that don’t want to make their own mint julep, Old Forester also puts out a premixed variety — the official drink of the derby — which comes in at 60 proof.New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyThis high rye bourbon from New Riff (a member of the B-Line), is the core expression from the distillery and is a big, bold, and savory bourbon that stands up in any cocktail. The full-bodied butterscotch and vanilla notes pair well with the sugar in the julep and you won’t have to worry about the ice diluting the 100 proof spirit.Michter’s US-1 Limited Release Barrel Strength BourbonWhile we’d normally suggest this special release from Michter’s be consumed neat or with a cube (perhaps even in their downtown cocktail bar), this is the derby, a special occasion in Louisville, so we have added it to our list and encourage you to use a little to celebrate. Barrel strength, this release is rich in flavor and on the palate, with caramel, candied fruits, vanilla, and some oak notes all making themselves known. In other words, it’ll add nice depth to your julep without having to add other ingredients.Barton 1792 Full ProofYou probably know Barton 1792 Distillery from either the rickhouse collapse or the mash spill accidents of the past year or so. You probably knew them before that, though, for their award-winning full proof bourbon, which is yet another great option when making a julep. You’ll find notes of caramel and spice lead caramel, oak, and vanilla — all with a nice backbone.Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyComing out of one of the newer distilleries in downtown Louisville, Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash bill not often seen in bourbon – 70% corn, 10% wheat, 10% malted honey barley, and 10% malted barley. This mix of grains give a wonderful honeyed flavor to the bourbon, which accentuates the mint in a julep nicely.Need a refresher on how to make a mint julep? Here’s the classic recipe. The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Falllast_img read more

Build and Tone Your Muscles with the 10 Best Arm Workouts for

first_img The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Editors’ Recommendations Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts How to Build Your Own Home Gym for Under $350 center_img How to Use a Vibrating Foam Roller Like Tom Brady Having a strong set of arms is integral to maintaining a healthy and balanced life. Weak arms in the past meant a man couldn’t carry his kill while hunting (unless he had some friends to help) or might not have even been able to hurl a spear hard enough to take down a deer. And if you couldn’t do either of those, well… you’re dead.Further ReadingBest Fitness AppsBest Pre-Workout MealsBest Podcasts for the Gym In the modern era, impending death due to arm weakness might not be much of a problem since we can grab a venison steak from any specialty grocery store, but having underdeveloped arms can still be a detriment to your health and well-being. Not only does having a pair of well-built arms help in carrying groceries, children, sandbags, and the like, but it also serves as a visual cue to the public that you’re the kind of guy who takes enough pride in himself and has enough care for his own health to workout regularly. And that’s not something to scoff at. Appearance and perception are huge factors when it comes to our identity, and having a set of well-built arms goes a long way toward inspiring confidence and self-esteem.In this article, we’ve limited the recommended exercises to those that focus primarily on the two main muscle groups of the arms: the triceps and biceps. We have reserved shoulder and forearm exercises for an altogether separate informative guide. So, if you’re looking for shoulder exercises, keep looking, but if you’ve come for the gun show, stay the course and read on for the best arm exercises for men.Tricep ExercisesAs much as we’d like to think that our biceps make up the majority of our arm, the fact of the matter is: Biceps are just vanity muscles. The true powerhouse of the arm is the triceps, those muscles that light at the back of the upper arm and which hold the key to strengthening your arms and maximizing power.Cable-Rope Tricep ExtensionGettyReps: 11-15Sets: 3Execution: Attach a cable rope to a cable machine at the highest position and set the weight to something comfortable, but also heavy enough that you will be on the verge of muscle failure after your last set. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, about one to two feet away from the machine and grasp the individual rope ends in each hand. While keeping your elbows tucked tightly to your torso (with a braced core and a straight back at a slight incline), extend your arms downward until you’ve reached your maximum extension. Then slowly bring your arms back up, focusing on squeezing your triceps as you do so.Skullcrusherslawcain/Getty ImagesReps: 8-12Sets: 3-5Execution: Grab a couple of dumbbells or the EZ Bar (lighter is better for this exercise since form is the most important part of completing this set) and lay down on a weight bench. Push your shoulder blades together, tighten your core, and place your arms perpendicular to your body and the floor. They should be vertical and directly above your shoulders. While maintaining the position of your upper arm (with elbows always directly above your shoulders), use your forearms to slowly lower the dumbbells until they reach the level of your ears or the EZ Bar just above your head. Once there, slowly lift the dumbbells back up to vertical. While performing this movement, focus on contracting the triceps throughout.Dumbbell KickbacksObradovic/Getty ImagesReps: 8-10 (per arm)Sets: 3-4Execution: Select a dumbbell that weighs the same as you use for bicep curls (see below). Position yourself on a weight bench so that your left knee and left hand are in alignment on the bench with your right leg on the floor and right arm grasping a dumbbell. Straighten your back, tighten your core, slightly bend your right leg, and lift your arm so that your upper arm is parallel and alongside your torso with your forearm perpendicular to the floor. Keep your elbow tucked and raise your forearm backward until your arm is fully extended back and parallel with your body. Once you reach this point, slowly lower your forearm until is it back to perpendicular. Repeat for the left with all limb positions mirrored. Note: Many trainers feel this exercise is too strenuous on most peoples’ shoulders. However, we believe that the strain comes from lifting weights that are too heavy. Lighten your load, focus on form, and you’ll prevent injury and shoulder strain.Pull-UpsGettyReps: 4-6Sets: 4-5Execution: You’ll need a pull-up bar for this one. Using an overhand grip, grasp the bar with your arms shoulder-width apart. Keeping your arms close to your body, a tight core, and straight legs, use your arms to lift yourself until your chin and head come over the bar. Slowly lower yourself back to a full-hanging extension. That’s one rep. Repeat while maintaining good form. Remember also to not use momentum or a kick of the legs to help you get over the bar — that won’t help your arms, it will just complicate your movement and work other muscles you’re not focused on.Diamond Push-UpGettyReps: 10Sets:  3-4Execution: Get into a push-up position with your hands positioned on the floor where your index fingers and thumbs touch their respective counterparts to form a “diamond” shape (though it technically looks more like a spade). While maintaining a tight core and a straight back, bend your elbows and lower yourself until your torso is just barely above the floor. Slowly come back to the starting position, all the while keeping your hands firmly together and centered below your torso. The diamond push-up not only carves your triceps, but also works your shoulders and chest.Bicep ExercisesAs mentioned above, for the most part, biceps are strictly a vanity muscle. Why, you might be wondering? Well, much like your pecs, the real world doesn’t often require a range of motion or maneuver that would work your bicep so much that it builds up to the point that it resembles a cupcake under your skin.Dumbbell Bicep CurlGettyReps: 10-12Sets:  3-5Execution: Grab a pair of dumbbells in each hand and stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Select a weight that will put you right at muscle failure at the end of this exercise. To begin, keep your elbow tucked tightly against your side and your upper arm parallel with your torso (along with the obligatory tight core), bend your right arm at the elbow and curl with palms facing up until the weight reaches your shoulder. Lower slowly, keeping tension on the muscle before repeating with the left arm. Once both arms have completed a curl, count one rep.EZ Bar CurlsGettyReps: 10-15Sets:  4-5Execution: Use a free-weight EZ Bar (or one with a cable machine if a free-weight version is not available) set to a weight of around a few dozen pounds less than you bench press. Then grab the bar with both hands (palms facing up) and in unison curl your arms until the bar reaches your chest. Try to keep your elbows aligned and close to your sides if possible. Make sure to keep a straight back, with shoulders back, and a strong stance.Concentration CurlsGettyReps: 10-12Sets:  3-4Execution: Sit on a bench with your legs apart and grab a dumbbell in your right hand. Let your armrest on your right thigh, while holding it perpendicular to the floor. Curl your arm, keeping your elbow placed on your thigh while consciously concentrating on tightening and contracting your bicep. Once the dumbbell reaches your shoulder, slowly uncurl your arm, maintaining that same focus on your bicep. A lighter weight is generally used for this move because of its limited range of motion and intense focus on one muscle.Chin-UpGettyReps: 4-6Sets:  4-5Execution: Reach up and grab a pull-up bar with an underhand grip (palms facing you) with your arms shoulder-width apart, your core tight, and legs straight. Raise yourself up until your chin reaches the bar using only your arms and specifically your biceps. Hold that position for one count and then lower slowly. Repeat four to six times for four to five sets.Incline Hammer CurlsReps: 12Sets:  4-5Execution: Set up a bench at a 45- to a 60-degree angle and lie back with your arms hanging on each side and directly below your shoulders. Take a dumbbell in each hand (you’ll want to make these lighter than your bicep curl dumbells by at least five pounds) and position it so that your palms are facing inward toward your torso. Then, curl your arm, maintaining the inward facing palm, until the dumbbell reaches your shoulder. Release and let down slowly. Repeat with the other arm. That’s one rep.If you really want to get fit, though, you’re going to need more than just these ten exercises. But hey, a trainer’s expensive. Opt instead for a great workout app.last_img read more

Iron Chef Morimoto Continues Building His Empire with Easy Cup Sake

first_img This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Editors’ Recommendations 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Easy Cup SakeEven if you didn’t know you needed sake in an “easy” container, you do, and chef Masaharu Morimoto has you covered with his launch of Easy Cup Sake.As more and more brands start canning beers, wines, and cocktails, it was only a matter of time before sake hit the shelves in a new package. Unlike the others, Easy Cup Sake doesn’t put sake in a cup, but in a “picnic-friendly five-pack of resealable” 210mL glass cups.Easy Cup Sake doesn’t put sake in a cup, but in a “picnic-friendly five-pack of resealable” glass cups.Morimoto’s new beverage innovation “replaces the typically daunting process of sake selection” by placing them in the resealable containers. The liquid inside the containers is a “premium grade Yamada Nishiki Rice which has been polished to 70% and brewed with the famously pure Fushimizu water.”“Sake is not easy to understand,” Morimoto says. “I’m making it easy.”Morimoto rose to fame as a star in both the Japanese and American versions of Iron Chef, starting in 1998. By 2001, Morimoto opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia, followed by spots in New York, Napa, Honolulu, Boca Raton, Mumbai, New Delhi, Mexico City, Tokyo, and Maui. In 2015 he opened Morimoto Asia Orlando at Disney Springs and then in 2016 opened Momosan Ramen and Sake NYC and Morimoto Las Vegas. Last year, he brought his restaurant count to 16 with restaurant openings in Waikiki, Dubai, and Doha and number 17 is set to open this year in Seattle.Morimoto also has two cookbooks: Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking and Mastering the Art of Japanese Cooking.Easy Cup SakeAs his empire of restaurants has grown, so too have his other entrepreneurial endeavors. Easy Cup Sake isn’t even his first beverage endeavor. He has brewed a line of beers with Rogue Ales & Spirits, Morimoto Cabernet Sauvignon with Mondavi, and two lines of premium sake. Outside of beverages, the chef also has Miyabi Morimoto Edition knives and Morimoto instant ramen and miso soup.He’s not busy at all is what we’re saying.Easy Cup Sake can be found at Morimoto NYC, the New York and Waikiki locations of Momosan Ramen & Sake, as well as many retail locations across the country.It’s not exactly the normal beach or backyard BBQ beverage, but the next time you’re headed out and want to reach for something different, sake can now be an option. Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secretslast_img read more

Idris Elba Debuts New 2HR SET Fashion Line Inspired By DJ Culture

first_img Previous Shop.2hrset Shop.2hrset $87 from 2 HR SET The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men $82 from 2 HR SET Next Next As an actor, writer, director, DJ, producer, singer — you name it, he’s likely done it — Idris Elba is no newcomer to the world of high fashion. Elba has, however, finally debuted his new fashion line, 2HR SET, a unisex fashion collection inspired by Elba’s passion and history for DJ culture.2hrsetElba has been immersed in music and DJ culture since he was a young man growing up in London’s East End. Although he’s gathered a reputation as an award-winning actor, his persistence in producing music and deejaying over the years has taken him as far as a two-hour, nighttime house set in the Yuma Tent at Coachella in 2019.After his initial soft launch, Drop 1, sold out last year in the U.K., Elba officially released Drop 2 in his 2HR SET collection worldwide. Elba has taken the well-known idea of a “two-hour set” in DJ culture and applied its innate testing ability to other aspects in his life.“A two-hour set is the acid test for a DJ,” said Elba. “But for me, I’ve taken this idea a step further. Whether I’m behind the decks on stage, in the gym, or studying a new script, I’ll give myself two hours and really get stuff done. It’s my window to go for it, get it done, and get it done well.”It’s an inspiring approach to the daily grind. Two hours gives you just enough time to make meaningful progress in an area, but it’s also not too long to the point where you get burnt out or uninterested. This idea is well-represented in Elba’s 2HR SET fashion line, as it boasts a sense of thoughtful and meticulous street-ready minimalism that’s captivating, stylish, and most importantly, personal.Dubbed Drop 2, this 2HR SET collection features everything from tees and sweatshirts to hoodies and joggers, all of which are offered in an array of different colors and designs to match your fancy. Here are some of our favorites pieces from Elba’s newest creations.FatBoy Slim x 2HR SET Sweatshirt – $82 Tie Dye Box Logo Tee – $44 Offered in three street-ready colorways, the checkered print hoodie is a fan favorite in 2HR SET’s collection. Its simplicity allows it to be worn everywhere from the house to a night out at the club, and its cotton-polyester fabric is as comfortable as it gets when it comes to hoodies. The design also boasts a micro carbon vinyl print on the front chest and a large back logo. The carbon print design is also available as a t-shirt ( $44), too. Previous 1 of 4 Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Next 1 of 3 Previous Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits It’s safe to say that the man can do anything. Idris Elba’s 2HR SET fashion collection is sold direct-to-consumer on the company’s  website .Need more Idris Elba content? Do you remember when he broke the “Flying Mile” land speed record in a 2-ton Bentley? $44 from 2 HR SET The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits No matter how you feel about tie dye designs, this particular 2HR SET creation boasts beautiful blue hues that are executed in a way that is not jarring or childish. In fact, it’s quite a versatile and simplistic play on the tie dye design. The tie dye box tee is extremely comfortable, offering a crew neck style and a 100% cotton construction, with a white 2HR SET logo laid right in the middle. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Elba collaborated with another legendary DJ on one of the 2HR SET designs. This Back-to-Back inspired design was curated by Elba and FatBoy Slim, resulting in a tic-tac-toe layout with each artists’ respective logos situated randomly in each box. The design is a visual representation of what you’re likely to experience at a B2B DJ set, one where two DJs take turns on the turntable in unpredictable fashion. This design is offered in three different colors in the crew neck style, three colors on tees ( $49), and as a hoodie in white ( $92). Chequered Print Hoodie – $87 1 of 2 Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more