Jam Cruise Reveals 2018 Dates, Destinations, & New Boat

first_imgThe 16th annual Jam Cruise has announced the preliminary details of the 2018 adventure. This year’s at-sea excursion will embark January 17th in Miami, Florida, and head to Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman Island, ending on January 22 back in Miami.Each year, Jam Cruisers fall in love with the boat that carries their dreams from show to shore. While last year’s experience downsized from the MSC Divina to the NCL Pearl, this year will bring another new ship to the forefront with the Norwegian Jade, the sister ship of the Pearl. The boat is roughly the same size, with a capacity of 8 additional passengers. Learn more about the ship here.Jam Cruise wants you to save the date & pre-book today! Just a $250 deposit per cabin gets you started. Pre-books are almost sold out – don’t miss your chance to be a part of our sweet sixteen voyage! Full lineup will drop Thursday, May 4.[photo via Keith Griner of Phierce Photo]last_img read more

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U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 37, cases of illness to 1,888

first_imgReuters 1 November 2019Family First Comment: Big Marijuana loves vaping products. Don’t legalise.#saynopetodopeU.S. health officials on Thursday reported 1,888 confirmed and probable cases and 3 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 37.Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 1,604 cases and 34 deaths from the illness and said the number of reported cases in the epidemic appears to be leveling off or declining.However, the CDC said last week it was too early to say whether the outbreak had peaked.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vaping-cdc/u-s-vaping-related-deaths-rise-to-37-cases-of-illness-to-1888-idUSKBN1XA2BGKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Gerrard ready for final farewell

first_img “It’ll be a tough game for us away at Stoke but we go there and we want to finish the season strongly. “I always believe it’s a good sign of the team if they can keep going to the very end and that’ll be our ambition against Stoke.” While the contract dispute with Sterling is likely to rumble on throughout the summer the club were at least able to tie down another promising youngster to a long-term deal this week. Jordon Ibe, a year younger than Sterling, enjoyed his first-team breakthrough in the second half of the season after returning from a loan spell at Derby. He is hoping to make greater strides next season. “To be honest, the number-one target for me is to get goals and try to stay in the team. They’re the two main goals for me,” he told LFCTV. “I need to keep playing well, getting goals and making the gaffer happy. I’ve got to help the team win games and then hopefully I can secure it (my place) in the new season. “To win medals – that’s the number one thing for me. I want to help us get back into the Champions League and try to win that one day. “We were close last year to the league title, so that is another aim – as well as the FA Cup.” Headlines about Raheem Sterling’s contract issues and the prospect of Liverpool losing a star player this summer have deflected attention from the departure of one of the club’s true greats. There was, quite correctly, great fanfare surrounding Steven Gerrard’s final match at Anfield last week but Sunday’s trip to Stoke will be the midfielder’s 710th and final appearance for the Reds. Having got through the emotionally-charged send-off in front of his home fans, manager Brendan Rodgers has no doubts about the 34-year-old’s ability to handle his final curtain call at the Britannia Stadium. Press Association “He’ll be very able,” said the Reds boss. “I’m sure for Steven it’s been a huge relief. Leading into your last game at Anfield, which has been his home for 17 years, there was probably a whole load of emotion. “Unfortunately our performance level wasn’t what we expected (they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace) but I think the crowd and the supporters recognised the moment and gave him a great send-off. “So I’m sure for him it’s a huge sigh of relief and he has worked well this week concentrating on Sunday’s game.” A disappointing campaign will come to an end with Liverpool playing for nothing more than the security of fifth place and a Europa League spot. It will be of little consolation after the minimum target set in pre-season was a top-four slot. “I’ve said at the beginning of the season (the aim) is to finish as high as we possibly can,” said Rodgers. “That is the aim for the game. Our season doesn’t finish until the whistle blows on Sunday. last_img read more

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Horsing around: SU English Equestrian Club members form strong bonds with horses

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Emily Dengler has been riding horses on Smoke Tree Farm in Baldwinsville, New York since she was 7 years old. When her grandfather paid for her lessons as a young girl, her mom was worried that she might enjoy them and would want to pursue the sport.“My mom pulled him aside and was like, ‘Uh Dad, what if she actually likes horseback riding?’ And my grandpa said, ‘Well I guess I’ll just keep getting her more lessons then,’” Dengler said, laughing. “Fifteen years later I am still riding horses and now own my own horse. It kind of spiraled out of control when I was 7 years old.”The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry senior environmental education and interpretation major is now co-president of the Syracuse University English Equestrian Club. The team is made up of 11 girls, and about half of the club members competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association regionals competition at St. Lawrence University on Saturday. They are coached by Denise Van Patten, whose family owns Smoke Tree Farm.The SU English Equestrian Club is different from SU’s Western Equestrian Club due to the style of riding. English riding uses different styles of riding and saddles, and English riders compete in different events. Annie Archibald, a second-year member of the English Equestrian Club, said working with a small group of girls in this club is a unique experience.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We may not have lessons with every single person on the team each week, but when it comes down to it and we go to horse shows all together, we come together as a family,” said Archibald, a sophomore supply chain management and marketing dual major. “The best thing is that up to 72 hours together with the same group of 10 girls in the same hotel room — you kind of bond together.”But the girls don’t create relationships with just their team and coach. The most important bond, Dengler said, is the one they create with their horses. The club uses about 10 training horses to work on individual weaknesses of each girl. Kristen Doerr, a junior biotechnology major and co-president of the club, said they ride the horses at Smoke Tree Farm at least twice a week in the fall and once a week in the spring for about three hours each ride.Doerr also said the club competes in eight shows each year — six during the fall semester and two during the spring — and expects a number of girls in the club to make it to nationals this year.She finds the girls on the team extremely impressive, because once they arrive at the competitions, they do not ride on their own horses. Each girl is drawn a name of a horse, and without any time to prepare or ride the horse, the competition begins immediately, no matter what division they are currently competing in. This is unique to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.“It’s different. It’s really neat,” Doerr said. “It really makes you work really hard for what you get, which just makes everything so much more rewarding. When you make it to regionals, going up against girls that have been riding their entire lives, that’s just so rewarding.” Comments Published on April 2, 2015 at 1:05 am Contact Jackie: [email protected] | @jackie_frerelast_img read more

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