Caribbean’s finest to be rewarded at ‘Travel Oscars’ in Turks and Caicos

first_imgLifestyleTravel Caribbean’s finest to be rewarded at ‘Travel Oscars’ in Turks and Caicos by: – August 28, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — The Caribbean’s most successful travel brands are set to be acknowledged at a red-carpet ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa on Friday 14 September 2012.Key categories to watch for at WTA’s Caribbean and The Americas Ceremony include “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel”, with Eden Rock (St Barths), Jumby Bay (Antigua), Half Moon (Jamaica), Parrot Cay (Turks and Caicos) and Sandy Lane (Barbados) among the hot contenders.Jamaica will be hoping to follow the 2012 Olympics success of its incredible athletes as it goes head-to-head with the likes of the Bahamas, St Lucia, Barbados, St Barts and British Virgin Islands for the coveted title of “Caribbean’s Leading Destination”.Hundreds of senior travel decision-makers from across the Caribbean and Americas are scheduled to attend the gala evening, which will include a gourmet dinner, top entertainment, as well as the presentation of the prestigious awards.The evening will serve as a glittering spotlight for the Turks and Caicos. The paradise nation is entering an exciting new chapter in its history, with tourism poised to play an even greater role in its economic evolution.The WTA awards programme, hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.After a fierce round of voting featuring more than 1,000 organisations, the nominees have been whittled down to the elite few.Graham Cooke, president and founder, WTA, said: “Travel and tourism is the lifeblood of the Caribbean economy, and the sector has demonstrated remarkable resilience, given the challenges faced by the key source markets of Europe and North America. Our nominees represent those organisations that have made the greatest contribution to the performance of the Caribbean in the face of adversity, and I look forward to finding out which ones will make it on to the winner’s podium on 14th September.”Gordon “Butch” Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, will host this year’s Gala ceremony at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa.“Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts strive to offer the best product and experience for our customers, and we are delighted to be in the company of those in the travel industry who share these values,” Stewart said. “We are thrilled to be in the Turks and Caicos Islands showcasing our first-class services and amenities, which are key in creating luxury vacations.”Ralph Higgs, director of tourism, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, said: “The Turks and Caicos Islands is an economy driven by tourism and as the host country of these prestigious awards, we are delighted that our country, our people and our culture will be on display for the world to see and enjoy. Our tourism product is one that is constantly evolving and we are cognizant of our place in the market which only makes us capable to soar to higher success. World Travel Awards honours excellence in the tourism industry around the world but what it also highlights is new, emerging markets for investment opportunities and the Turks and Caicos with its growing economy welcomes all of the nominees from around the world.”The Caribbean & The Americas Ceremony 2012 marks the second leg of WTA’s Grand Tour, a global search for the world’s leading travel brands, which also includes regional heats in Dubai, Singapore and The Algarve. The winners of these legs will then go head-to-head at WTA’s Grand Final, which takes place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India on 12 December 2012.Caribbean News Now 39 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

I.S.P. Versailles Post to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

first_imgDecatur County, IN—  Troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Decatur County on March 13-14.  Those drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary. The purpose of sobriety checkpoints is to remove those motorists from the highways who are alcohol or drug-impaired and pose a danger to all who use the roadways.  Impaired drivers are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage, personal injury, and death annually.   To help to ensure your weekend is safe and enjoyable, observe the following tips: Plan ahead and always use a designated driver. Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages. Call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride. If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night. Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk.  Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.If you see a vehicle exhibiting erratic driving behavior, call 911 and give a complete description of the vehicle, its location, and the direction of travel.  These reports can be made anonymously.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 KKR vs DC Highlights: Delhi Capitals win by 7 wickets, Shikhar remains not out

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Andre Russell’s big-hitting prowess will be pitted against Kagiso Rabada’s inch-perfect yorkers for the second time when Kolkata Kight Riders face Delhi Capitals in a return-leg fixture of the IPL at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Away from the match, the spotlight will also fall on where former KKR and India captain Sourav Ganguly sits during the match. Ganguly will be a ‘visitor’ at his ‘home’ ground of Eden Gardens as he is currently donning the advisor’s hat in the Delhi franchise, which has drawn ‘conflict-of-interest’ charges against him.     Second in the IPL table with eight points from six matches, KKR’s season so far has been a Russell show with the Jamaican amassing 257 runs from five innings, out of which 150 have come in sixes alone. (LIVE SCORECARD)Highlights: # Delhi Capitals win by 7 wickets, Dhawan misses century# SIX! by Colin Ingram and Shikhar Dhawan misses his maiden IPL century# FOUR! by Ingram to Piyush Chawla# With just two overs left, Delhi Capitals needs 12 runs to win and Shikhar Dhawan requires 5 runs for the century # Nitish Rana scalps Rishabh Pant at 46, Delhi loses their third wicket# With 14 runs off the over, Delhi Capitals are 162/2 after 17 overs# Now a SIX! by Rishabh Pant # FOUR! by Rishabh Pant to Andre Russell # Shikhar Dhawan has entered into the 90s now, DC 148/2 after 16 overs# Two boundaries off the over, DC are 130/2 after 14 overs # 13 runs added to the total, Delhi Capitals are 118/2 after 13 overs# FOUR! by Shikhar Dhawan to Ferguson# With just 7 runs of the over, Delhi Capitals are 105/2 after 12 overs# An expensive over by Kuldeep Yadav with 10 runs, DC are 98/2 after 11 overs# First SIX by Rishabh Pant# FOUR! by Shikhar Dhawan and also brings up his fifty# Only 3 runs added to the total, DC are 75/2 after 9 overs# With boundary on the last ball, DC are 72/2 after 8 overs# After 7 overs, Delhi Capitals are 62/2 with Pant and Dhawan out in the middle# With the end of PowerPlay, DC are 57/2 with Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan at crease # Russell picks Shreyas Iyer’s wicket, Delhi Capital loses its second wicket# After 5 overs, Delhi Capitals are 55/1 with Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan out in the middle # Shreyas Iyer hits FOUR to get off the mark # With three boundaries in the over, Delhi Capitals are 45/1 after 4 overs # FOUR! Wide edge and slip misses, the ball races towards the boundary # FOUR! by Shikhar Dhawan on first ball of 4th over# Delhi Capitals are 32/1 after 3 overs# OUT! Prithvi Shaw departs at 14, Prasidh takes the wicket# Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings comes to an end at 178/7 after 10 runs from the last over# Carlos Brathwaite departs at 6, KKR loses their 7th wicket# Kolkata Knight Riders are 168/6 after 19 overs # Piyush Chawla gets off the mark with a boundary# Chris Morris picks Andre Russell’s wicket# With runs 16 added to the total, Kolkata Knight Riders are 160/5 after 18 overs with Russell and Brathwaite at crease# Again SIX! by Andre Russell# SIX! by Andre the Giant# Dinesh Karthik GONE, Rabada takes his second, KKR are 122/5# After 15 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders are 122/4 with Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik at crease# Keemo Paul scalps Shubhman Gill’s wicket, Kolkata loses its fourth wicket # 16 runs added to the total, KKR are 111/3 after 14 overs # SIX! again by Shubhman Gill to Axar Patel # After 13 overs, KKR are 95/3 with Andre Russell and Shubman Gill at crease# Nitish Rana departs at 11, Chris Morris takes the wicket, KKR is 93/3# Shubman Gill gets his 2nd fifty# With just 5 runs added on board, KKR are 77/2 after 11 overs # After 10 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders are 72/2 with Shubman Gill (39) and Nitish Rana (3) out in the middle# OUT! Rabada takes Robin Uthappa’s wicket, KKR loses its second # Only 4 runs in the over, KKR is 62/1 after 8 overs# SIX! by Uthappa to long-on, KKR 51/1 after 6.2 overs# After 5 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders are 40/1 with Gill (21) and Uthappa (18) at crease# With three boundaries in the over, KKR is 29/ 1 after 4 overs# FOUR! Uthappa to Rabada# With just five runs added to the total, KKR is 16/1 after 3 overs# After 2 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders are 11/1 with Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa at crease# FOUR! Shubman Gill gets off the mark with a boundary # It’s a MAIDEN! by Ishant Sharma, KKR 0/1 after 1 over# OUT! The very first ball of Ishant Sharma to Joe Denly, bowled!# Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI includes Joe Denly, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna# Delhi Capitals Playing XI includes Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma# Delhi Capitals won the toss and chose to field last_img read more