Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool v Sunderland with suspected appendicitis.The German boss fell ill after Friday’s pre-match press conference and the club have since confirmed that he will not be at Anfield this afternoon.And Reds supporters have immediately turned their attention to Daniel Sturridge’s influence.Have a read of the reaction to the news on Klopp below… 1 Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool v Sunderland with suspected appendicitis.
The Ministry of Tourism is developing a destination assurance policy and strategy that will ensure that the tourism product remains first class and that the country can maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace.“We cannot allow any threat or challenge to interfere with this product [because tourism] is the only sector in Jamaica that has grown consistently for the past 30 years,” said Senior Director for Technical Services in the Ministry, David Dobson.“The idea is that once a visitor books a vacation to Jamaica, they can be confident from the moment of arrival until their departure [of] a comfortable, safe and fulfilling visitor experience,” he pointed out.Mr. Dobson was addressing tourism and health stakeholders at a workshop on the Regional Tourism and Health Programme at the RIU Montego Bay Hotel on Friday (June 15).The Ministry, last year, launched the Destination Assurance Council, which will work to ensure that the quality, standards and integrity of the tourism product are maintained.Among its many functions, the Council will identify the needs of the tourism industry, monitor the progress of the developmental efforts made by key stakeholders in the resort areas, and ensure that operators are licensed.The Regional Tourism Health Programme aims to enhance the health and well-being of visitors and locals, thereby improving the quality, competitiveness, reputation, profitability, and sustainability of Caribbean tourism.Mr. Dobson informed that since the launch of the programme in July 2017, “we have developed this web-based real-time tourism health information monitoring and response system, [and] we have established regional guidelines for harmonised responses to tourism public health threats”.In addition, extensive capacity-building in food safety and environmental sanitation have been executed and public-private partnerships have been initiated.He noted that for these strategies to be successful, the full participation of all sector players will be necessary.“If we are to do this, all tourism entities must be aware of this, and they are all encouraged to conform to the guiding principles pertaining to visitor safety, and that includes food safety,” Mr. Dobson said, adding that the Government is committed to the programme.The Regional Tourism and Health Programme was developed through support from the World Bank and is being executed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and member countries. Story Highlights The Ministry of Tourism is developing a destination assurance policy and strategy that will ensure that the tourism product remains first class and that the country can maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. “The idea is that once a visitor books a vacation to Jamaica, they can be confident from the moment of arrival until their departure [of] a comfortable, safe and fulfilling visitor experience,” he pointed out. “We cannot allow any threat or challenge to interfere with this product [because tourism] is the only sector in Jamaica that has grown consistently for the past 30 years,” said Senior Director for Technical Services in the Ministry, David Dobson.
Convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky maintains he is innocent of all charges and remains determined to clear his name, insisting he has always been faithful to his wife, Dottie, his defense lawyer said.Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach, was convicted Friday on 45 counts of child sex abuse charges in a case that reverberated college football for the graphic nature of the victims’ testimony.Sandusky has been confined to jail since then to await sentencing, while his attorneys vow to appeal the verdict.Sandusky faces a maximum penalty of more than 400 years in prison when he is sentenced.“He would like to be exonerated,” Sandusky attorney Karl Rominger said Monday after visiting his client in a Pennsylvania jail.“The main reason is he wants the public to know he’s not guilty, but the most important reason is he wants to maintain his innocence for his family’s sake,” Rominger told Reuters. “He really feels that (the conviction) is an insult to his wife, who he has loved and been faithful to all these years.”Dottie Sandusky posted bail for her husband when he was arrested last fall, accompanied him to court and testified on his behalf.Victims testified that some of the sexual abuse took place in the Sandusky home, but Dottie Sandusky testified that she never saw or heard any inappropriate conduct between her husband and the young boys who came over to the house.Sandusky’s attorneys have said they plan to appeal on a number of grounds, including their assertion that they lacked adequate time to prepare for the case, and because prosecutors were allowed to present as evidence an inaccurate version of a television interview Sandusky gave to NBC News before the trial.Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said on Monday that contrary to issues raised by the defense, the former coach received a fair trial and prosecutors expect to prevail on any appeal.“As far as the timing, the judge made it clear from the beginning to all the parties that he intended to move this case along quickly,” Kelly said on CNN.“We were anxious to have this case brought to a conclusion so that the defendant who was not in custody during the process … so we could move to have his bond revoked.”Rominger also said Sandusky was not suicidal and is anxious for a psychiatric evaluation to determine him mentally healthy enough to receive visits from family and friends.
CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Meet Brinno’s Duo cam. Brinno Brinno’s Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam replaces your existing peephole to keep an eye on your front door. The startup says its DoorCam is simple to install and can be retrofitted to doors with peepholes. Rather than recording a video clip when the motion sensor detects activity, the Duo cam is supposed to take a picture. Images are stored on an SD card. You should get a push alert and an email when the camera senses activity, too, so you can see who’s at the door. 16:33 Security Cameras Security Other cool stuff Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Now playing: Watch this: CES Products 9 Photos 0 Post a comment Tags Everything we’ve seen at CES 2019 (so far) 9 home security systems you can install yourself Best home security devices 9 home security systems to keep watch when you’re out Peephole security cameras are becoming increasingly common. Ezviz’s Lookout cam, displayed at CES last year, has similar functionality. The idea is that these devices can be used by folks living in apartments with peepholes — they’re supposed to be easy to install, too, avoiding the need for doorbell wiring or any other more permanent solutions. The best of smart home at CES 2019
Sundarbans. Prothom Alo file photoFive air-polluting cement factories located within the ecologically critical area of the Sundarbans Reserve Forest have been given environmental clearance, forest minister Shahab Uddin told parliament on Saturday, reports UNB.The factories are Meghna Cement Mills Ltd, Bashundhara Cement Mills Ltd, Mongla Cement Mills Ltd, Dubai-Bangla Cement Mills Ltd, and Holcim (Bangladesh) Ltd.”These air-polluting cement factories have been given environment clearance certificates in Mongla port industrial areas under Bagerhat district,” he told parliament, replying to a tabled question from Bangladesh Workers Party MP Lutfun Nesa Khan (reserved seat-48).Although the government declared 10-km area surrounding the Sundarbans Reserve Forest as ecologically critical one, the factories are located in places only six kilometres away from the forest.The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, is a World Heritage Site. Rich in natural beauty and biodiversity, the forest boasts some flora and fauna unique to this region. It is home to globally endangered species such as the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Ganges and Irrawardy dolphins and the critically endangered endemic river terrapin.Minister Shahab Uddin said the Department of Environment regularly monitors the factories and provides suggestions to their entrepreneurs so that the industrial units cannot pollute the environment.Besides, there are some industrial entities, including LPG plant, but these are not environment-polluting ones, said Shahab Uddin.Replying to another question from Awami League MP Momotaz Begom (Manikganj-2), he said the number of Sundari tree has declined, but that of Gewa has increased in the Sundarbans.Sundari tree covered 20 per cent of the Sundarbans in 1985. The coverage came down to 18 per cent in 2013, the minister said, adding that the area covered by Gewa tree has gone up to 5.25 per cent from 4.5 per cent.
This story originally appeared on PCMag 4 min read I’ve seen a lot of strange game controllers in the past, but a beer can is new to me.MillerCoors of all companies is dipping its toe into gaming at E3 2019 with the introduction of the Cantroller, a full can of Miller Lite that’s also a Bluetooth gamepad. It’ll be on display and available to win in honorable combat with Eric Andre in Los Angeles this week, but Miller representatives brought it to the PCMag Labs last week to give us an early look.The Cantroller looks like a Miller Lite can. That’s because it is a Miller Lite can, filled with light beer straight from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It says Miller Lite on it and everything, describing it as “a fine Pilsner beer.” That seems accurate. It’s fine! There isn’t anything really wrong with Miller Lite as a mass-produced beer from a giant corporation. I’m more of a Newcastle Brown Ale guy, myself. But indeed, this controller is filled with light beer, and can be refrigerated.The game controls are on the other side of the can, all arranged with flat membrane buttons that don’t affect the profile of the can itself. It’s as simple as you can get, just a direction pad and four face buttons in a Nintendo A/B/X/Y configuration, with Start and Select buttons. The direction pad and Start and Select buttons are all completely flat and click inwards, while the face buttons are slightly raised. The battery pack and Bluetooth transmitter is mounted on the bottom of the can, with a small ribbon cable running to the membrane panel with the controls.If you want your own Cantroller then you better be at E3 2019. This isn’t a retail product, and Miller only made 200 for distribution. The only way to get a Cantroller is to win it in battle on Thursday, June 12 at an event held by Miller Lite. If you can beat Eric Andre at Street Fighter V using the Cantroller, you might be able to walk home with one. Yes, that Eric Andre. And now I really, really want Hannibal Burress to start doing esports commentary. If you’ll be around you can sign up at thecantroller.com.I tried it out with the Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Collection on Steam, and I can say it definitely works as a gamepad! I played Sonic the Hedgehog with a beer can. It wasn’t comfortable, because membrane controls are second only to touch-screen controls in terms of bad platforming inputs, but it worked. It even showed up in the Windows Bluetooth menu as “Miller Lite Can,” which is hilarious.No, this isn’t a good controller. Of course it isn’t a good controller. Look at it! It has only a few buttons, and it’s a beer can. I also can’t recommend drinking the beer inside, because to avoid any sticky, stale beer smell you’ll want to rinse it out after, and I don’t think the electronics’ bare ribbon cable and open micro USB port are IP-rated. But it’s still an amazing controller, because it’s so strange and unique.I’m reminded of the Resident Evil chainsaw PS2 controller or the Dragon Quest slime PS4 controller. Goofy, unique, not comfortable to use but begging to be displayed on a shelf of gaming ephemera.E3 2019 is shaping up to be nicely odd. Keep an eye here for our coverage of the show, and if you want to get a new game controller that isn’t a gamepad, our guides to console and PC controllers will show you the plethora of options available to you. June 10, 2019 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
Insight partners with Tourism Ireland to offer discounts and agent prizes Tags: Insight Vacations, Ireland, Luxury Travel Travelweek Group Share TORONTO — Insight Vacations has drawn on the luck o’ the Irish by teaming up with Tourism Ireland for a two-month initiative set to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.During the months of March and April, the tour operator will be offering an array of savings on its Ireland tours, which include seven premium escorted journeys. ‘Irish Elegance’, for example, is now priced at $2,338 (previously $2,750), departing April 15-23, while ‘Country Roads of Ireland’ is now priced at $2,971 (previously $3,495), departing April 16-28.In addition, agents can win great prizes with each booking made between March 13 and April 30 that includes The Emerald Isle. With every booking made, agents will receive a scratch and win card, with prizes including: dinner for two at an Irish pub (value $100); movie night out for two; $25 Starbucks gift card; and $10 Tim Hortons gift card. A $200 per person deposit is required within three days of booking, with full payment due by the designated payment in full date. Promo code: PPIVIRELAND15 .More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaIn 2016, Ireland welcomed over 200,000 Canadian visitors. And according to Dana Welch, manager, Canada with Tourism Ireland, one-third of Canadian visitors have arrived by way of tour operators like Insight Vacations.“We continue to see a record number of Canadians visiting the Emerald Isle, so we are happy to be partnering with Insight Vacations to help agents bring travellers to the best sights in Ireland,” she said. “We are truly appreciative of this collaboration.”Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada, added: “Ireland continues to be one of our most popular destinations among Canadian travellers. With the support from Tourism Ireland, we hope to have continued success in bringing Canadians to the country with the help from our valued travel agent partners.”For more information go to insightvacations.com. Posted by Monday, March 13, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>