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

“Go ahead without fear of the final goal”

first_imgIt was 17:15 on a quiet and strange Saturday without soccer when over the public address of a depopulated Rodríguez López the hymn of the Tenerife. The idea arose since at that time the meeting against the Malaga which, like all others, was postponed until further notice by the coronavirus. Many residents and Blue and Whites’ fans also joined this initiative of the entity, who also made themselves heard from their balconies. “Tenerife, go ahead, you have to defend our noble tradition …” It begins by saying the song that was first played in the stadium on September 11, 1960 in the preview of the match against Real Murcia (3-2). In these previous days, the club encouraged its followers on social networks to resound throughout the Island the stanzas of such an emblematic theme. Many of them supported him and made Saturday a somewhat more bearable day, they achieved “without fear of the final goal”, feeling a little less football orphaned.The hymn of Tenerife It is a work composed by Diego García Cabrera Y Antonio González Santamaría, members of The Huaracheros, an unforgettable group that in its time became a musical reference in all Canary Islands Y South America. During the 90s, coinciding with the most glorious stage of the club, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Victor Pablo Pérez, made an instrumental version of the hymn, which was very well received. In 2017 a more modern version was made that did not have the expected acceptance.last_img read more