On the charge

first_imgKeyport High School’s Desmond Underwood (23) tries to outrun the Metuchen High School tacklers during an Aug. 27 preseason scrimmage in Metuchen. The Red Raiders will open the 2013 high school football season at home on Sept. 14, when they host Asbury Park High School. LAUREN CASSELBERRYlast_img

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Mourinho rules out January defender swoop

first_img“One thing is to play Antonio Valencia at right-back, another thing is to play another one. One thing is to play Paul Pogba and another thing is Paul Pogba not being available to play. It depends on the situation.“What I know is there are teams without European competitions and we are in the worst European competition to play because if you go all the way, you have matches and matches and matches non-stop.“We have a two-legged semi-final against Hull. If we play the final, if we beat Hull, we would have to play against Manchester City later because it’s scheduled for the day of the final.“So I hope we are going to have a very complicated situation. But it would be very complicated.”Mourinho’s meeting with Hull in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg will see him face the east Yorkshire club’s new manager, his countryman and friend Marco Silva.“Let me wish my friend Marco big luck,” said Mourinho. “He’s a talented young manager. I want to wish him all the luck, except against us obviously.“And I want to make it very clear that my job is football manager, not football agent. And I have nothing to do with Marco coming to England.“He came to England because he is good and because he had good results previously!” Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has also been strongly linked with United, but Mourinho’s position suggests the Sweden international may now have to wait until the end of the season to complete any move.Despite being satisfied with his squad, Mourinho says it is a tall order to expect his team to cope with the pressure of competing on four fronts: the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League.Silva welcome“I have 24 players,” said Mourinho, who has revealed he will not consider selecting Morgan Schneiderlin or Memphis Depay while they appear likely to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.“I cannot have 25 or 30. We have the right number of players. Is every player the same? No. Let’s be realistic. The squad is good, but not every player is the same.ADVERTISEMENT But Mourinho says that with Phil Jones back to full fitness and in fine form and Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo performing solidly, he will not make any such move.“No, I wait for Bailly,” Mourinho told reporters at the United training base west of Manchester. “I hope the three can control the situation in those eight matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I will try to rest one in every game. On Saturday (against Reading in the FA Cup) I will rest one, against Hull (in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg) another.“We’ll try to make a rotation between these three. We still have Daley Blind as the fourth in case we need him to play there. We have Michael Carrick, so let’s try.” MOST READ Rookie Van Opstal finally gets chance in SMB win over Elite Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho waves to fans after the final whistle during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. APJose Mourinho will not sign a new defender in January despite losing Ivorian center-back Eric Bailly to the Africa Cup of Nations, the Manchester United manager said on Friday.Mourinho has been linked with a potential move for a central defender, with Southampton’s Portuguese center-back Jose Fonte having handed in a transfer request and reportedly a target for his countryman.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ View commentslast_img read more

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Vettel vows no Raikkonen fall out

first_img0Shares0000MELBOURNE, March 12- Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel Thursday played down fears he could fall out with new team-mate Kimi Raikkonen after his big switch to Ferrari this season.Vettel moved from Red Bull, where he struggled behind Australian Daniel Ricciardo as Mercedes romped away with both the drivers and constructors world titles last year. The German has had trouble in the past with team-mates, notably Australian Mark Webber, but he does not believe there will be any issues with the sometimes surly Raikkonen.“To be honest, no. I’ve known Kimi now for a while. I think we respect each other, he’s very straightforward, honest which I appreciate for a lot,” Vettel said of the Finn.“For sure, we try and beat each other on the track which is normal but if there are some issues I think we are old enough to talk about it and sort it out.”Heading into his Ferrari debut at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Vettel said the Italian team has improved from last year when they finished fourth in the constructors championship.“Generally the atmosphere is very positive. Obviously, there has been a lot of change over the winter but people have been working very hard and we have definitely improved as a team,” he said.“So now we’ll see when we get the chance to put the car on the track and see where the others run, especially on Saturday (qualifying) we’ll know a little bit more.“It depends on the form of the other teams as well but I think we’ve made a step, we’re yet to find out how big the step is and it depends.“As we saw last year there are chances to win races, not just for Mercedes. If you put yourself in a strong position at the beginning of the season and if something happens you’re there.”Vettel added that he has no safety concerns despite the questions over McLaren driver Fernando Alonso’s crash in testing and concussion which forced him out of Sunday’s race.“I think no one wants to send us onto the track when they believe something’s not right,” he said.“We have far too much of a team spirit in all the teams I would say to let that happen. When the team decides it’s safe to run, it’s safe to run.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Rooney admits title beyond United

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, February 8- Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that a top-four Premier League finish may be the most that his side can hope to salvage from their desperate season.A run of three losses in five games has seen the defending champions fall 15 points off the pace in the league, taking their tally of defeats to eight from 24 games. United also face a fight to qualify for next season’s Champions League, having slipped to seven points below the top four, and Rooney says that the time may have arrived to forget about the title.“We know it’s going to be extremely difficult to win the title,” he told the BBC’s Football Focus television programme, broadcast on Saturday.“Realistically, top four has got to be our aim. Although we always want to win the league title, maybe it’s a bit too far.”It has been a chastening start to life at Old Trafford for United manager David Moyes, but Rooney spoke out in defence of the Scot, who launched the England striker’s career at previous club Everton.“David Moyes is a fantastic manager,” Rooney said.“I worked with him at Everton and for a number of months at United. He’s done everything he can, but it’s the players that have to do better and hopefully we can do that.”Rooney’s contract is due to expire at the end of next season, but despite recent media reports that he is in talks over a new deal, the 28-year-old was reluctant to discuss his future.“I’ve said all along I’m focusing on the football and will try to do as well as I can for the team and help the team be successful,” he said.However, Rooney conceded that it is his ambition to beat Bobby Charlton’s goal-scoring record for the club. Charlton amassed 249 goals for United and Rooney currently has 208.“It is a great aim for myself to try and get Sir Bobby’s record, both at club and international level,” said Rooney, who trails Charlton’s record of 49 England goals by 11.“It is something which I would like to do. If I can do that I would be really proud, because it has stood for a long time.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Shell selling nearly all Canadian oil sands assets to CNRL

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. — Royal Dutch Shell will sell almost all of its oil sands assets worth $7.25 billion to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.According to an article from Bloomberg News, with the exception of a 10 percent stake in the Athabasca mining project, CNRL will buy all of the company’s oil sands interests.Shell is going through a $30 billion divestment program to reduce debt, which rose dramatically after it acquired BG Group Plc last year. This week, the company ended a nearly twenty year U.S. refining partnership with Saudi Aramco, and also sold a collection of oil fields in the North Sea earlier this year.- Advertisement -“This announcement is a significant step in re-shaping Shell’s portfolio,” Chief Executive Officer Ben Van Beurden said in a statement. “The proceeds will accelerate free cash flow and reduce gearing and make a meaningful contribution to Shell’s $30 billion divestment program.”Alberta’s oil sands saw a large jump in investments in the last ten years as the price of crude rose above US$100/barrel, making the extraction process more financially feasible. They’ve since fallen out of favour following a crash in oil prices in the last two years.The sale will see Shell take a $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion post-tax impairment charge after completion, according to the statement. It will also remove about 85 percent of the proven 2 billion barrels of oil-sands reserves from its books. The company had 13.25 billion barrels of total oil and gas reserves at the end of 2016, according to its annual report.Advertisement Canadian Natural will purchase Shell’s 60 percent interest in the Athabasca project, all of the Peace River Complex in-situ assets, and a number of undeveloped leases in Alberta. Those disposals will fetch about $8.5 billion, comprising cash and shares.According to Shells’s annual report, its share of output from the Athabasca project was about 150,000 barrels a day, with another 14,800 barrels a day from Peace River. Total oil and gas production in 2016 averaged 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent a day,.The sale is expected to close in mid-2017, subject to regulatory approvals.Story courtesy Bloomberg News: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-09/shell-agrees-to-sell-oil-sands-operations-for-7-25-billion.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Spencer/Columbus beats Altoona, heads into playoffs

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffSPENCER – The Spencer/Columbus football team beat Altoona on Oct. 18 at home and heads into the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.“I was proud of our effort,” said Head Coach Jason Gorst. “We made some pretty big plays on our returns that gave us a short field on offense.  We were efficient and did not make big mistakes.”S/C jumped ahead in the first quarter when Eden Jacobson ran in a nine-yard touchdown, then secured a two-point conversion.The second quarter brought scoring by both teams, with Austin Bacon running in a touchdown and following that up with a two-point conversion.Spencer Columbus quarterback Gage Stratman runs the ball during the first quarter of their homecoming game against Altoona. Hub City Times staff photo.Altoona was able to earn a touchdown run, but S/C came back with a 20-yard Bacon touchdown run and another Jacobson two-point conversion. That ended scoring in the first half at 24-6.S/C continued its run in the third quarter with a touchdown run from Hayden Bauman and two from Jacobson.Altoona also grabbed another touchdown in the third quarter, but remained scoreless in the fourth.Max McGiveron’s 33-yeard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, followed by a Zach Dunbar extra point, ended the game at 49-12.last_img read more

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Words come to life at book fair

first_imgSchool learners attending the book fair. Writers Niq Mhlongo and Zukiswa Wannerat a forum during the 2008 chapter ofthe book fair. Renowned story teller Gcina Mhlopeentertains children and parents with oneof her stories.(Image: Cape Town Book Fair) A wide variety of books will be availablefor readers.(Image: Cape Town Daily) Phakama Mbonambi (with camera),publisher of literary journal Words etc,will be showcasing his quarterly journal atthis year’s fair.(Image: Cape Town Book Fair)Khanyi Magubane Find out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialOne of the highlights on the South African literary calendar, the Cape Town Book Fair, returns to the Mother City from 13 to 16 June for its fourth run.Last year, more than 50 000 people attended the event, and were treated to a variety of activities including discussion forums on pertinent issues in the writing and publishing industry, author readings, as well as a wide selection of books on sale.For publishers in particular, the fair is an opportunity to showcase their books and authors.Commenting on this year’s event, fair director Vanessa Badroodien said there will be some changes including a number of interactive forums and activities.“Our response as the Cape Town Book Fair has been to upgrade the pleasure factor at the fair and a stunning array of stories and ideas await this year’s fairgoers.“It is a fact that many of the country’s most prominent intellectuals come to the Cape Town Book Fair to discuss, debate and voice their opinions,” Badroodien said in a statement.A thorny issue to be discussed at this year’s event is that of published political satire.The South African Broadcasting Corporation, the country’s national broadcaster, this year canned two investigative journalism programmes, which focussed on political satire and the somewhat love-hate relationship between cartoonists and politicians.Well known South African satire cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, popularly known as Zapiro, will lead the debate. Andy Mason, the author of the soon-to-be released book, What’s So Funny: Under the Skin of South African Cartooning, will share the chair with Zapiro.Zapiro has been in the firing line of various politicians due to his sometimes controversial cartoons and is currently being sued by South African President Jacob Zuma for R7-million (US$ 872 000), for a cartoon the president deemed highly offensive.According to the event’s website, the book fair will offer a wide selection of literary genres and activities.“The richness of this year’s programme, as in previous years, contributes to everyone’s cerebral needs in a very elegant way. It is tremendously reassuring that books are still seen as valuable and remain vital to South Africans,” it reads.Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the event is now considered by its organisers as the biggest book fair in sub-Saharan Africa.A writer’s perspective on the fairSouth African writers who have been invited to participate in discussions and readings say while the festival has been great in promoting the love of books, more needs to be done to give it a comprehensive representation of South Africa’s literary talents.Published writer and independent filmmaker Niq Mhlongo, is part of the post apartheid crop of writers to have emerged in South Africa.Published by one of South Africa’s biggest publishing houses, Kwela Books, Mhlongo is the author of two successful novels, Dog eat Dog and After Tears.Mhlongo, who was featured at the fair last year, says although the event is a great platform for literature, he would like to see a larger representation of books written in indegenious languages, and more African language writers featured at the fair.“When we talk about South African writers, at the moment we only focus on people writing in English. There is not enough being done to highlight the vibrancy of indigenous writing. We could be doing more.”Mhlongo says contrary to notions that indigenous books don’t move on the shelves, writers of African language literature tend to sell more books than English language writers, as more people can relate not only to the language, but the subject matter.“The people who write in indigenous languages are best sellers. Not just because their works usually get prescribed into the school syllabus, but because their books are accessible.”Mhlongo is however the first to admit that if he wasn’t writing in English he probably wouldn’t be a writer himself, “I don’t think I would be writing at all, if I was not writing in English. You see, the first books I ever encountered were in English, so really, that is the only writing I know.”As with every year, small and new publishers will also be given an opportunity to showcase their work at the fair.Allen Kolski Horwitz is the owner of Botsotso Publishing, a small publishing house relying mostly on per-project funding from institutions like South Africa’s National Arts Council. Botsotso Publishing has been in the forefront of poetry publishing and has released several notable titles.Horwitz is no stranger to the book fair and says it has always been a great opportunity for them. “Book Fair has been fantastic in that they have given smaller publishers stands at reduced prices or in some instances, at no charge at all. This has been great for us as we have an opportunity to be exposed to the market, which we wouldn’t normally have.”Commenting on Botsotso Publishing’s past exhibitions, Horwitz is of the opinion that English books still sell well because of the reading audience, “The fact is, if you try and launch a book in Zulu or Pedi, you are going to get a small audience at the book fair. It’s hardly going to be noticed.“We tried last year and only two people came. Cape Town is English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. It’s those languages that will still get a preference.”Writer Zukiswa Wanner, a regular at the fair, will be taking part in her publisher, Kwela Books’ Kwela Coffee Hour, where they will be discussing the worth of literary prizes in the writing industry.The discussion, “Literary Prizes – praise or prattle?” will be chaired by Wanner, and fellow authors Ben Williams, Julia Martin, Ronelda S Kamfer, and Finuala Dowling.Wanner is the author of two successful novels, The Madams and Behind Every Successful Man. She recently submitted her third novel to the publishing company.Often referred to as a “chic-lit” writer, (books that are mainly aimed at female readers), Wanner says the fair offers a wide variety of reading material, “The diversity in writing is really large, and it’s really awesome.“So many writers from different genres come together, from your children’s book writers, to adult fiction and non-English writers. The diversity in audience is something to be worried about though.”Wanner says in the past years that she has attended the fair; she has often noticed a lack in writers from Cape Town’s townships like Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Nyanga or Langa really incorporated into the activities.While the organisers have tried to keep the festival affordable, this year’s entry fees will be R50 ($6) per adult per day, R20 ($2.50) for pensioners, and free of charge for students. Wanner says more people would be able to attend the festival if it was held towards the end of the month.“It’s R50 to get in, and while that is really cheap, the fair happens in the middle of the month and the people of eKasi (slang for black townships) can’t always afford that.“I would like to see more school initiatives, where teachers of languages at school can bring their learners to the fair whether they are English, Afrikaans or Xhosa, to come and have live and interactive reading lessons with other learners from other schools. So, I think there is a serious need to advertise the fair more in schools as well.”Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at: khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.com Related articlesSA items in World Digital Library Learning Zulu made easy Author,16, is SA’s youngest New life for indigenous classics Suzman: a fearless voice stilled Useful LinksCape Town Book FairBotsotso PublishingThe Publisher’s Association of South AfricaZapiroKwela bookslast_img read more

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Kentucky Discusses Federal Tax Reform

first_imgKentucky discusses federal tax reform in guidance on how the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impact taxpayers.IRC Tie-In DateTaxpayers filing Kentucky income tax returns will follow IRC provisions in effect on December 31, 2015, except for differences specified under state law. It is not known at this time if the General Assembly will update the IRC tie-in date.Differences Between Kentucky Law and New Federal LawMajor differences between Kentucky and federal law that may require adjustments by income taxpayers for the 2017 tax year include:the 100% bonus depreciation deduction;the medical expense deduction threshold reduction;the IRC Sec. 179 expensing deduction for improvements to commercial heating and air-conditioning property; andcertain tax relief for 2016 and 2017 natural disaster losses.The guidance also lists examples of “minor” differences between Kentucky and federal law that may require adjustments to 2017 state income tax returns.Kentucky and Federal Tax Reform FAQs, Kentucky Department of Revenue, January 12, 2018, ¶203-180Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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No Survivors in Antarctic Plane Crash

first_imgThe wreckage of a Twin Otter aircraft that had gone missing in the Antarctic has been found—and there is no hope that any of the three Canadian crew members are still alive.The plane, which was to have been used as part of Italy’s polar research program, crashed on 23 January but bad weather prevented rescuers from reaching it. At about 6:15 GMT on Saturday, two helicopter crews finally surveyed the crash site from the air and discovered that the aircraft wreckage is on a very steep slope at a height of 3900 meters. It lies close to the summit of Mount Elizabeth in the Queen Alexandra mountain range, some 700 kilometers from both the South Pole and McMurdo Station, a U.S. research center.The plane “appears to have made a direct impact that was not survivable,” the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ), which has led the search, said in a statement on its Web site yesterday. Why the plane crashed is still unclear. “It has been [a] difficult operation in challenging conditions but we remained hopeful of a positive result,” said RCCNZ search coordinator Tracy Brickles. “Our thoughts are now with the families of the crewmen.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The Unified Incident Command, a joint unit of the United States Antarctic Program and Antarctica New Zealand, is now planning a mission to recover the bodies, RCCNZ said today, “which is expected to be a difficult undertaking due to the remote and difficult access to the site of the crash.” *Correction 11:20 a.m., 28 January: The spelling of RCCNZ search coordinator Tracy Brickles’s name has been corrected.last_img read more

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In the summertime…

first_imgWondering how to keep your little ones occupied this summer? Story trailsEvery place has a story to tell. And Story Trails brings those stories to the forefront through their special trails for children. On the trails, you get to learn about things you wouldn’t even notice otherwise. For your children,Wondering how to keep your little ones occupied this summer?Story trailsEvery place has a story to tell. And Story Trails brings those stories to the forefront through their special trails for children. On the trails, you get to learn about things you wouldn’t even notice otherwise. For your children this summer, try the trail which explores the night sky or the Building Blocks Trail, which exposes them to the world of construction, and many more. For more details, log on to www.storytrails.in.Sea legsIf your children are fond of the high seas then sailing is definitely something they should try. The Royal Madras Yacht Club holds classes for different age groups. The club has not only promoted sailing as a sport in the state but has also produced many award-winning sailors at the national and international levels. The Tamilnadu Sailing Association also provides sailing lessons.Call 25382253 or 24764625.Making a splashTaking a dive in the clear blue waters is a summer dream-nothing can rejuvenate you better than swimming. With classes being conducted all over the city, let your children get comfortable in water, especially in the hot weather, when other athletic sports can leave you drained. If you’re really serious about this, the aquatic complex in Velachery has an Olympic-sized pool.The little festivalThe city will be host to an international theatre festival for children for the first time. The Little Festival is on from June 10 to June 19 at The Museum Theatre. The festival aims at not just promoting theatre but also providing a global forum for the performing arts. Look out for Kingdom of Joomba, a musical , Matti, Patti, Bu, a puppet theatre, and Choon Hyang, an English musical.Language classesIf you want your child to be working the grey cells, then language classes are the perfect way to go. Choose from French, German, Spanish, Korean and many more. Almost all the consulates have special packages and classes for children for the summer vacation.advertisementlast_img read more

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