Dubai Harbour to Feature a Second Cruise Terminal

first_imgDubai Harbour will have a second cruise terminal in addition to the one already revealed in January 2017, Dubai-based holding company Meraas informed.“Dubai Harbour will be the first cruise destination to build two terminals simultaneously which when completed will accommodate 1,200,000 passengers annually,” the company said.Each terminal will be approximately 14,000 square metres in size with one single apron of 900-metres.The addition of a second terminal is intended to build on Dubai’s reputation as a leading tourism destination, while capitalising on strong growth in the cruise industry globally, the company said. Industry data suggest that over 40 million people will travel by cruise annually by 2030, up 40 percent from 24 million in 2017.“By creating a world-class destination that appeals to people around the globe, Dubai Harbour represents an opportunity to achieve economies of scale and drive growth in the maritime tourism sector. It will also help maintain Dubai’s status among the world’s top tourism destinations for generations to come,” Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman at Meraas, said.Image Courtesy: Meraaslast_img read more

Syracuse football: Beat writers predict outcome of game vs. Connecticut

first_img Published on September 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) goes on the road to face Connecticut (2-1, 0-1 American Athletic) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Here’s how our beat writers think the game will unfold.Tomer Langer (0-0)Syracuse 28, Connecticut 27Survive and AdvanceThe Orange has had two beatdowns in the past two weeks, leaving head coach Dino Babers to say he was feeling down after the rough stretch. The Orange’s offense was disappointing last week, scoring 17 points in the first quarter and then just three the rest of the way. I think SU’s offense will still be a bit inconsistent in its first road test, but it’ll do just enough to escape Connecticut with a win.Chris Libonati (3-0)Syracuse 31, Connecticut 17Dog FightThis is a bit of a toss-up for me, but I think Syracuse’s offense is better than Connecticut’s defense. Essentially, I think this becomes Dino Babers’ coaching strengths against Bob Diaco’s. So far, no one’s been able to 100 percent shut down Syracuse (USF came closest in the final three quarters). Although SU should be expected to win this game, it’s also not a gimme, and if it does win, it should at put SU on the very fringe area of bowl contention.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJon Mettus (3-0)Syracuse 24, Connecticut 17UConn’t do itWhile Syracuse hasn’t played a game closer than 25 points, each one of Connecticut’s games has come down to the final minutes and been decided by six or less. Ultimately, these two teams are pretty even when you consider SU’s injuries and propensity for mistakes. Call me crazy, but I think Syracuse’s defense will hold up for the most part and the offense will be able to do enough in the first half to get a lead big enough to keep. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Connecticutlast_img read more

Bourama Sidibe to undergo surgery ‘as quickly as possible’

first_img Published on March 24, 2018 at 2:35 am Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 OMAHA, Neb. — Syracuse freshman forward Bourama Sidibe will undergo surgery on his left knee, he told The Daily Orange following SU’s (23-14, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) 69-65 season-ending loss to Duke.Sidibe appeared in 30 games this season, averaging 2.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. He played 12.4 minutes per game, about seven and a half minutes less than what head coach Jim Boeheim anticipated he would play. He battled through a “terrible” tendinitis condition that prevented his ability to jump and score, Boeheim said.“Definitely,” Sidibe said when asked whether he will have surgery. “I’m going to go every Monday (for rehab). I’m going to have to talk to (trainer) Brad (Pike) about it, because coach (Boeheim) already told me that after this season I have to get surgery as quickly as possible. Which means I may have to go next week, talk to Brad, get it over with. I just have to move my tendon. That’s it.“It’s not going to take that long, might take only three months, fours months I guess. I just got to move it and be ready for next season.”A date for his surgery has not yet been set, an SU spokesman told The Daily Orange via text.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Type of surgery is confidential at this time,” the spokesman texted. “Length of rehab is difficult to determined even after the surgery is finished.”MORE COVERAGE: Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett says his plan is to return for his sophomore seasonSyracuse’s season slips away in 69-65 loss to Duke Tendinitis is a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed, according to WebMD. Sidibe said before Syracuse beat TCU last week that he first felt discomfort in his left knee last May. When he arrived at SU in the fall, the condition increasingly grew worse. He said it bothered him intermittently throughout the season, especially when he played only a minute or two at a time. When he played several minutes consecutively, the pain was hardly there, he said.“I don’t want to do the same thing. I don’t want to play in pain next season, so I have to move my tendon,” Sidibe said.Sidibe said he has never had surgery and has discussed the process with freshman guard Howard Washington, who underwent surgery last month to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. Sidibe took several platelet-rich plasma injections, which play a key role in the process of wound and soft-tissue healing.“We only can do so many PRP shots at a time,” Pike said. “His last shot didn’t work so we stopped doing it. He just said it wasn’t working. No reason to do it if it’s not working.”In early December, Sidibe dropped from his average of splitting about 20 minutes per game at center with Paschal Chukwu to about 10 minutes per game. He received treatment every day of the fall and has worked with trainer Pike throughout the season to reduce soreness. On Dec. 27, Boeheim mentioned the possibility that SU might shut down Sidibe and apply a medical redshirt, though that never became a serious consideration.For the start of conference play, Sidibe usually played between five and 15 minutes per game, save for an explosion at Pittsburgh in January, when he notched career highs in points (18), rebounds (16) and minutes (28). But he had since hobbled around the court in his limited playing time.“He’s the same as he’s felt all year: terrible,” Boeheim said at the start of the NCAA Tournament. “He’s been bad for the whole year. It’s not going to change today. He’s doing the best he can on it. He has pain every time he plays. It’s been hurting him. As soon as we’re done playing, we’ll get it fixed. He’s in constant pain. He can’t jump.”Sidibe impressed early this season with an uncanny ability to time shots and block them, a trait driven in part by his experience catching pigeons. That was a large reason the SU coaching staff grew interested in the 6-foot-10 forward out of St. Benedict’s (New Jersey) High School, head coach Mark Taylor said. Taylor added that Sidibe battled through tendinitis at the end of his senior season a year ago. He tailored his workouts last summer to strengthening his lower half and knee, Taylor said.For next season, Sidibe expects to return to the Syracuse center position along with soon-to-be senior Chukwu. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more