The anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during Friday night’s game from the stadium’s F1 block.Seven spectators have been arrested in connection with cricket betting from the Eden Gardens stadium during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), police said on Saturday.Acting on a source information regarding cricket betting on the hallowed ground, the anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during Friday night’s game from the stadium’s F1 block.Four of those arrested were from Nagpur in Maharashtra. Three others hailed from Sagar town in Motinagar police station area in Madhya Pradesh, police said.”Fourteen mobile phones including one betting accessory have been seized. A specific case is being recorded at Maidan Police Station,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), crime, Praveen Tripathi.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli struck a masterly hundred to put Nitish Rana and Andre Russell’s magnificent fightback in a shade as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in a thrilling match in Kolkata.In desperate need of a win to keep their slim playoff chances alive, Kohli took 58 balls to bring up his fifth ton of the IPL and first this season with the help of nine fours and four sixes after Moeen Ali gave the much needed oxygen to their innings with a whirlwind 28-ball 66 (4×5, 6×6).This was Kohli’s first hundred since 2016 when he had dragged the team out of a hole with four centuries in a record-shattering performance which yielded 973 runs from 16 matches as RCB finished as runners-up.advertisementKohli and Ali added 90 runs for the third wicket off just 43 balls as RCB posted 213/4 after being only 70/2 at the halfway stage.Chasing a stiff 214 for victory, Rana (79 off 45 not out; 9×4, 4×6) and Russell (65 off 25 balls; 2×4; 9×6) stitched together a 118-run partnership off 48 balls to take the match till the last over.Ali was handed the final over with 24 needed. Rana could manage just one run off the first two balls but brought back Russell to the strike. The West Indies allrounder then smashed a six but was run out in the penultimate ball to end KKR’s hopes. Rana hit a six in the last ball but it was too late.Also Read | Andre Russell open to batting at No.4 in crunch games for KKR after 10-run loss vs RCBAlso Read | RCB got 20 runs too many because of Virat Kohli: Dinesh Karthik after KKR defeatAlso Read | IPL 2019: RCB survive Russell-Rana scare to seal victory after Kohli 100
Story Highlights There were hugs and tears as parents and children came together in an emotional relationship-building exercise at the Dispute Resolution Foundation’s (DRF) Kingston summer camp.The parent-child rap session, held on Thursday (July 20), was the highlight of the fourth day of the camp, which is being staged at the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions on Hope Boulevard.The session was intended to help rebuild and strengthen the connection between parents and children, and focused on exchanging perspectives with a view to better understanding each other. The participants were encouraged to share their personal experiences and thoughts.“This gives the parents some background of the type of issues their children may be going through, as well as for the children to understand things from the parental perspective,” DRF Project Manager, Cherrol Taylor, told JIS News.“The activity encourages them to listen while the other party speaks; sometimes because we are so focused on getting our points out, we are not listening attentively. With this therapeutic approach it gives each party a chance to communicate and feel listened to in the end,” she said.The children were each paired with a parent and then rotated, to allow them to interact with parents other than their own.“We believe that when parents hear from other children, they get a broad view. You don’t want to limit the discussion to whatever is happening in the home, you want to broaden that,” Mrs. Taylor said.The Kingston camp is one of four being operated by DRF Peace Centres from July 17 to 28. Camps are also being hosted by the Clarendon centre in May Pen, as well as by centres in Spanish Town, St. Catherine and Flankers in St. James.Some 350 children are participating in the camps across the four locations.Danecia Wright, a 15-year-old student from St. Andrew High School for Girls, who participated in the rap session at the Kingston camp, hailed it as effective and important in helping to bridge the generation gap.“Their [the parents] views and perspectives on things are vastly different from ours… because they want to use methods that their parents used; but they have to understand that we are from the 21st century, so we think differently and society is changing, ” she told JIS News.Another participant, a 15-year-old student from Donald Quarrie High School, also said she benefitted from the exercise.“The rap session went great for me. It helped me to see that parents really can understand what children are going through; but some of them really find it hard to express it. Rapping with some of the parents, I realised that there are good people out there and they want to see us as children do well,” she said.Other rap sessions will be hosted throughout the camps, and will include police and school-based personnel.Mrs. Taylor explained that the summer camps are multi-faceted, engaging the youngsters on a range of issues affecting them. These include puberty, sexually transmitted disease, entrepreneurship, social media usage, impact of music on youth, leadership and stewardship skills, art and craft and cyber bullying.The camps will also be hosting sessions on substance abuse through support from the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA); career options with assistance from the National Youth Service; and personal development with a team from the HEART Trust/NTA.A sports day will also be held at Hope Gardens for participants in Spanish Town and Kingston.One youngster shared with JIS News that she has struggled with behavioural problems, brought on by peer pressure and physical and sexual abuse, and is hopeful that the support being provided by the Foundation, through the camps and other programmes by the Foundation’s Peace Centre, will help her address these issues.“I am learning to show more affection and to talk to people about things,” she said.“The summer camp has been great. I think it is good to have a lot of children coming in, having adults that they can speak to on different issues, and persons that they can confide in,” she added.Seventeen-year-old Kingston College student, Akeem Cargill, also expressed appreciation for the opportunity to learn skills and understand about entrepreneurship and other issues. There were hugs and tears as parents and children came together in an emotional relationship-building exercise at the Dispute Resolution Foundation’s (DRF) Kingston summer camp. The Kingston camp accommodates children from communities such as Maverly, Fletchers Land, Allman Town, Kencot, Rockfort, Tivoli Gardens, Waterhouse, Greater Portmore, Trench Town, Seaview Gardens and Drewsland, among others.The summer camps are supported under Phase Three of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP III), which provides transportation for students to and from home, as well as meals. The session was intended to help rebuild and strengthen the connection between parents and children, and focused on exchanging perspectives with a view to better understanding each other. The participants were encouraged to share their personal experiences and thoughts. The Kingston camp is one of four being operated by DRF Peace Centres from July 17 to 28. Camps are also being hosted by the Clarendon centre in May Pen, as well as by centres in Spanish Town, St. Catherine and Flankers in St. James.
Share Travelweek Group Ensemble’s DestinationVows conference has fun with fake wedding << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — Love was in the air at Ensemble Travel Group’s annual DestinationVows conference last week, as 20 members of the consortium’s romance travel specialist program from Canada and the U.S. gathered in the D.R. for a series of wedding-themed site tours and workshops.The week-long event, which began in Punta Cana and ended in Cap Cana, was designed to both inform and inspire Ensemble members working in destination wedding tourism – a flourishing market that holds endless possibilities for business-savvy travel advisors.“The goal of the program is to provide our members with the tools and ingenuity to thrive in this unique sector, where one well-executed wedding can lead to countless other booking opportunities, as well as lifelong clients,” said Ensemble’s Co-President Lindsay Pearlman. “Couples’ getaways can lead to proposal trips, stag and doe weekends, group weddings, honeymoons, babymoons, family vacations, and so much more.”The conference kicked off at CHIC Punta Cana resort with several days of interactive training sessions covering 2018 wedding trends, product familiarization, social media marketing, and strategic business planning. Attendees were also given the opportunity to tour an expansive collection of all-inclusive luxury properties throughout the week, while benefiting from the event planning expertise of more than 12 resorts, including the recently-opened Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa.More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsAt one point Ensemble’s romance travel specialists became guests of the bride and groom while visiting Majestic Mirage Punta Cana, where the events team threw an ‘extravagantly fictitious’ wedding that started with a heartfelt beachfront ceremony and ended with a rooftop reception of dinner, dancing and a classically contentious bouquet toss.“Before this conference, a lot of our destination wedding specialists said they came close to selling some of these brands to their clients, but held back because they didn’t know the properties well enough,” said Liz Scull, DestinationVows program manager. “Being able to visit these places in person and really get a sense of how the resort teams organize and execute these lucrative and large-scale events is, we believe, invaluable to our members’ success moving forward.”The educational event was sponsored by Air Canada Vacations, Blue Diamond Resorts and Hotels, AmStar, Hola Tours and AlSol Hotels and Resorts, which hosted the DestinationVows specialists for the final three nights at Sanctuary Cap Cana.More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksFor many of the attendees, the annual conference provides an opportunity to focus on emerging wedding trends, get a refresher on property products and exchange ideas with like-minded peers. “To be able to meet with other destination wedding specialists from all over North America was fantastic,” said Hayley Hutchinson, Ensemble member and owner of Wanderlust & Weddings. “Not only did I make strong business contacts, but also started friendships, which I believe in this industry is a gift in itself.” Tags: Ensemble Travel Group, Romance & Weddings Friday, August 25, 2017