German manager Jürgen Klopp already spoke about the future that lies ahead for Liverpool, but he revealed more details about this Golden Generation.Ever since the Premier League started for Liverpool FC, the club had only been able to either buy or produce very few good players who could be considered world class but that has changed with Jürgen Klopp’s arrival.Fenway Sports Group had the vision of building a squad for the next two decades that could create a new dynasty that could make all Reds’ supporters proud, in order to achieve this several steps needed to be made very carefully.The first and most important phase was getting the ideal manager for the squad, someone with the talent to spot amazing players from unlikely places at very young ages, and with the sensitive intuition to also bring local players up from the academy.There have been very few managers in football history who have this whole package rolled in one, we can easily say that the best in the business right now is German manager Jürgen Klopp.Since he arrived at Liverpool the chemistry was quite rapid, the fans quickly identified with the German manager’s energy and the players soon knew that this was the perfect man for the job.It has taken Klopp three years to win everyone over at Liverpool and England, today he has the squad at the very top of the Premier League table and with a bright future ahead.”We are really in the middle of the development so that’s just good news for Liverpool.” 🙌Klopp on planning for the future and the present…— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 18, 2019“These 17, 18 players, plus the really young boys, that’s the squad of the future. It should be like this. It’s investment, the club gave us the opportunity to do it — really nice,” Klopp said via The Mirror.“Keeping all of them together means we would have a better chance of making the next step next season than we had in previous years.”“The age group is good. This season will not finish our development. It doesn’t look like we’ll lose any key player, it looks like the players are here with all they have, enjoying it with the other boys, in the stadium, training ground. Progress is something everyone should expect.”“The club has given us the fantastic opportunity to bring in outstanding players and keep those outstanding players.”“Last year, we felt comfortable and could bring in the boys without losing players in the summer.”“Yes, we lost Emre Can, who was an important player, but we could replace him immediately with Fabinho.”Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“And the Coutinho transfer saw one world class player leave but gave us the opportunity to sign two world-class players. That is how it is sometimes.”“We always try to do the next step and it looks like we did it, but I only want to talk about this season. It is the most important we ever played — because it is the one we are in.”“But there will come another one and we have to make sure we are ready for that as well,” he concluded.Jurgen Klopp top 5 Liverpool signings.Which one is your favorite, Reds? 👀🔴 #LFC pic.twitter.com/Pnfe7TSBrQ— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) January 18, 2019Even if the Reds don’t end up winning the Premier League this season, there is a newfound sense of certainty that nobody in the modern football era had ever felt at Liverpool.Klopp made sure that the squad became respected all over Europe again, just like it was in the old days before the European Cup format changed and the Reds ran rampant in every stadium they played.Despite not having won a single title yet, Liverpool has already reached the Europa League final, the Champions League final, and today they can easily say that they are the most feared club in English football.All of this was thanks to Klopp’s vision, his prediction may not materialize as early as this season but there is no doubt that the titles will come sooner rather than later.The key was right there in front of everybody, all Liverpool needed was to keep their key players and start trusting on their own local products in order to get the results they are having today.Jürgen Klopp: “I think of all the contract renewals I have been involved with, this one was done in almost record time. He might be from Glasgow originally, but everything about him screams Liverpool.” pic.twitter.com/hGVmxRBpgj— “YNWA” LFC Story (@LFCHistoryShow) January 17, 2019How long will it take Liverpool to win their first major trophy under Jürgen Klopp? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Now playing: Watch this: Apple We tested the Apple Watch EKG against a hospital EKG 1 Tags Mobile Gadgets Comment Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 reading • Apple and Stanford release Apple Watch heart study’s full results Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it • Apple and Stanford released the full results of their study on Saturday. Apple Before Apple announced the Apple Watch’s ability to perform echocardiograms on the go last year, it was working with Stanford University to study the technology. The Apple Heart Study enrolled 400,000 people. According to study results, presented Saturday, 2,000 of those participants received a notification about an irregular heart rhythm, which can be a sign of a larger problem, like atrial fibrillation. The sooner warning signs can be spotted, the sooner people can seek help. “Many participants sought medical advice following their irregular rhythm notification, using the information to have more meaningful conversations with their doctors,” Apple said in a press release.Fifty-seven percent of participants who received an irregular pulse notification went to the doctor. “The results of the Apple Heart Study highlight the potential role that innovative digital technology can play in creating more predictive and preventive health care,” said Lloyd Minor, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine. “Atrial fibrillation is just the beginning, as this study opens the door to further research into wearable technologies and how they might be used to prevent disease before it strikes — a key goal of precision health.”In November, the ECG sensor gained support in WatchOS version 5.1.2. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Share your voice See All 4:28 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple
Ajith’s Viswasam doing well at the box office.PR HandoutRajinikanth’s Petta had its TV premiere on 14 April on the occasion of Tamil New Year. In less than a month, Sun TV seems to be ready to air one more biggie. If reports are to be believed, the channel has fixed the date for its telecast.Rumours are rife that Viswasam will be telecast on 1 May on the occasion of Ajith’s birthday. Moreover, it is a general holiday (Labour Day) in India and the viewership for the movies on TV channels are naturally high. As a result, Sun TV is believed to have locked in the date.Viswasam is the biggest hit at the box office in Tamil Nadu in 2019. Indeed, it reportedly outperformed Rajinikanth’s Petta in its home territory. The film completed its 100-day run in theatres recently.The Tamil film was released on 9 January on the occasion of Pongal festival. Despite clashing with Petta, the Ajith-starrer managed to perform extremely well in Tamil Nadu.Viswasam is produced by Sathya Jyothi Films and distributed by KJR Studios. Last month, producer TG Thyagarajan revealed that Ajith-starrer had grossed Rs 130+ crore in Tamil Nadu with an estimated distributors’ share of Rs 75 crore.The worldwide gross collection of Viswasam is easily over Rs 160 crore, say trade trackers.The Siruthai Siva-directorial movie is about a father (Ajith), who protects his daughter and how he reunites with his daughter. Siruthai Siva with Ajith on the sets of Viswasam.PR Handout
Pink might not be the new black, but it surely is the colour of the season. October is internationally the breast cancer awareness month and Delhi is living it up to inform about this one disease that can be fully cured if detected early.Leading the pack was Hard Rock Cafe. Last year they had organised a session with well-known gynecologists from the city who spoke up to dispell the great cancer myth. While breast cancer has no specific risk, some facets can be kept in mind. Chances are high if she might be susceptible to the risk if she has a family history. The main precaution is not to ignore abnormalities if they arise and are detected, say doctors. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This year Delhiites walked in pink on a cold Saturday in October early morning to support breast cancer charity event. Organised by HRC this event- Pinktober, is one of their in month long series of events for their breast cancer awareness program. Geared up in white tees and banners in their hands all the participants gathered early morning at Gurgaon and walked till Hard Rock Cafe, Saket also there were a number of school students present to show their support.This is HRD’s 14th year of celebrating Pinktober. A tribute night was also arranged as a part of the series where participants had a lot of fun, choices to savour on from the especially created pink menu followed by live performances. People celebrated the courage of breast cancer survivors and their efforts to spread awareness. All the proceedings from these events will be donated to the charity Elle-Ogaan Cancer Foundation.
By land and by sea, 2018’s hotel happenings & cruise news TORONTO — Vertical integration is still the name of the game so it’s no wonder tour operators pressed on with plans for new resorts, and new resort alliances, in 2018.Rounding up the industry stories making headlines this year, we also look at the 2018 good-news recovery stories from the wild 2017 hurricane season, and a volcano that seemed to attract twice as many visitors as it kept away. Plus, a major closure that could hit the travel compensation funds in Ontario, Quebec and B.C. for millions of dollars.Through it all agents kept doing what they do best: counseling their clients, selling just about everything under the sun and staying sane knowing that no matter what the industry comes up with, they can handle it.HOTEL HAPPENINGSSunwing Travel Group, already a major player on the resort scene with its Blue Diamond Resorts hotel division with 15,000+ rooms across more than a half dozen brands, fortified its position even further with a blockbuster deal with Planet Hollywood. Announcing the venture in February 2018, Sunwing Travel Group and Planet Hollywood said initial plans called for two resorts in Mexico and Costa Rica, with more to come. Right on time, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica opened in fall 2018. In Mexico, Planet Hollywood Resort Cancun is slated to open in spring 2019. Sunwing is also transforming the site of the former Sonesta Great Bay in St. Maarten into a Planet Hollywood resort. And in October Sunwing announced plans to expand its hotel division again with the addition of six of Rex Resorts’ Caribbean hotels, part of a newly formed strategic alliance that will see Sunwing grow its presence in destinations including Grenada, Tobago and Barbados.Transat’s resort plans meanwhile are taking shape like never before, as the company makes good on its decision, first divulged in 2017, to develop its own hotel chain in the Caribbean. In September 2018 Transat announced it had purchased a stretch of land in Riviera Maya, in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is ideally situated midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen some 20 kilometres from Cancun International Airport.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe company has also entered into a promissory agreement to purchase a second adjacent property for a total consideration of between US$54 and $57 million to build a new beachfront resort.Transat says its new hotel division will include some 5,000 owned or managed hotel rooms at its main Sun destinations by 2024.There was more hotel news from Hilton and Playa, with the introduction of Hilton La Romana, an All-inclusive Resort, and Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-inclusive Resort, adding 1,269 new Hilton guest rooms to its existing global portfolio as part of a strategic alliance. In September 2018 Playa took over management of the resort currently known as Dreams La Romana (rebranded as the Hilton La Romana) while The Royal Playa del Carmen became Hilton Playa del Carmen, an All-inclusive Resort. The agreement between Playa Hotels and Hilton also includes the potential for the conversion and management of eight additional resorts by 2025.And in other news, Sandals Resorts released new details about its ground-breaking Tobago development, saying it planned to build a Sandals Resort and a Beaches Resort side by side, with close to 300 rooms and 450-500 rooms respectively.WILD WEATHERThis was the comeback year for destinations like Puerto Rico, Dominica, Anguilla and St. Maarten, all of which took a hit from 2017’s hurricanes. Sunwing Travel Group’s newest Planet Hollywood resort is taking shape on the site of the former Sonesta Great Bay, which had closed after Irma hit the island in September 2017. Meanwhile AMResorts is bringing a new Secrets resort to St. Martin, on the site of the former Riu Palace St. Martin. A $20 million reno will get the place in shape in time for its 2019 reopening.In October 2018 Hawaii confirmed it was ‘open for business’ despite a volcano eruption and two close calls with hurricanes. Kilauea volcano’s eruptions began May 3 with lava flowing continuously until Aug. 6, and generated headlines worldwide, but it was only a small area that was affected on the Island of Hawaii.More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaSINORAMAIn August 2018 Sinorama Holidays closed its doors after 13 years in business, with a voluntary termination of its Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 registration.Over its 13-year history Sinorama Group expanded from Canada into Europe, Australia/New Zealand and the U.S., began trading as a public company in the States and reportedly sold $123 million worth of travel in 2017, up 27% over the previous year.And yet by April 2018 the company was allegedly running a $10.9 million shortfall and scrambling to bring in new money to cover the deficit, at least according to reports in consumer paper La Presse, which covered Sinorama’s financial tailspin extensively.Quebec’s travel regulator, the Office de la protection de la consommateur (OPC), first notified the Montreal-based operations of Sinorama that its license would not be renewed in that province, citing insufficient funds. Soon alarm bells were going off at Consumer Protection B.C. too.At the same time, TICO issued a closure advisory for Markham-based Sinorama Holidays Inc. as the company voluntarily terminated its Ontario registration. The hit to Ontario’s Travel Compensation Fund from the Sinorama Holidays Inc. closure could exceed the $5 million legislated maximum. The six-month window to file a claim is Feb. 11, 2019.CRUISE CONTROLAccording to CLIA’s latest stats, some 30 million passengers are expected to cruise in 2019, up from 28.2 in 2018. Close to 20 new ships will debut in 2019, bringing the number of CLIA-member ship to 272. Revenues are up, yields are up and interest in cruising continues unabated, especially thanks for headline-grabbing newcomers like Symphony of the Seas (March 2018), Norwegian Bliss (May 2018) and Celebrity Edge. Sales for river cruising, despite difficulties with low water levels in Europe in 2018, are still through the roof. And all eyes are on the first of Virgin Voyages’ four new ships, Scarlet Lady, getting ready to set sail, and set new benchmarks for adults-only cruising, in 2020. Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line, Planet Hollywood, Sinorama, Transat, Virgin Voyages Posted by Share Travelweek Group Thursday, December 27, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>