U-19 cricket gets boost from Sandals

first_img Four zones The competition will see four zoned teams, Eastern Flames, Western Heats, Northern Lights and Southern Sparks, competing over a four-week period. All matches will be played on Saturdays, beginning June 17. At the end of the series, the best players will be selected for an intense two week academy to be held at Sabina Park. President of the Jamaica Cricket Association, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven said the importance of the competition to Jamaican cricket could not be overstated. “This tournament will create a critical path for youngsters to play for Jamaica and hopefully the West Indies. Under-19 cricket is the next step to playing Senior Cup cricket and then Jamaica and the West Indies,” Heaven said. The beginning of the West Indies Test series against Pakistan on Friday, was also the start of another important milestone in the development of cricket in Jamaica. The Jamaica Cricket Association announced at a press conference at Sabina Park, that Sandals Resorts International has committed to a three-year sponsorship of an Under-19 cricket competition and academy. Rainforest Seafoods and Wisynco have also committed their support to the initiative. Guest speaker at the launch Sports Minister Olivia Grange, said there is a need for programmes such as this one. “We have seen a steady decline in performances especially at the youth level, but as a national team, we always want to be the winners. We won’t accept anything else but being number one”, she said. Sandals Resorts International’s director, corporate services, Jeremy Jones reiterated the need for corporate support of the sport in Jamaica. “Sandals Resorts believes in youth development through sports and has graduated close to 1,000 young cricketers through our academy in the eastern Caribbean. It is with tremendous pride that we bring this programme to our home in Jamaica.”last_img read more

Juan Carlos Osorio calls time on his role as Mexico manager

first_img smart causal 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? gameday Juan Carlos Osorio has left his post as Mexico manager after three years in charge.After guiding them to the last 16 of the World Cup, the 56-year-old had offers to extend his contract. ALTERED who plays? highlights NEW ERA LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Osorio celebrates Mexico’s victory over Germany at the World Cup in Russia How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings But the Colombia-born manager rejected these advances to prolong his stay managing El Tri.On his resignation, Osorio said: “In my own name and in that of my backroom staff, many thanks to everyone for this unique and unparalleled professional and life experience.”Osorio won 33 of his 52 games in charge of Mexico. The best result was arguably during the finals in Russia which saw Mexico claim a famous 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany in their opening match.Their World Cup campaign came to an end in the last 16 with a 2-0 loss to Brazil. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi last_img read more

St Regis Monarch Beach Californias only fivest

first_imgSt. Regis Monarch Beach, California’s only five-star, five-diamond resort, takes its award-winning service online with the launch of its new Web site, www.stregismb.com. The new site provides guests and travel planners alike with an intuitive and interactive WEBUTLER™ enabling guests to virtually explore the resort and customize their visit in a few easy clicks. With 75 percent of all travel planning now occurring online, this new contribution to the realm of “hospitechnology” responds to the needs of travelers seeking fast and efficient tools and information to book a dream getaway, meeting or special event with ease.“We are delighted to see our brand represented in a modern, forward-thinking venue,” said Johnny So, General Manager, St. Regis Monarch Beach. “It has been a priority of ours to translate St. Regis Monarch Beach’s core values of personal attention and customized service to the highly accessible Web. Our new Web site affords users with control, speed and efficiency.”Advanced Technology; Seamless Experience: More than just a resource for garnering resort information and booking room nights, the new St. Regis Monarch Beach Web site features streaming video, an interactive resort map, flash commercials, embedded links to virtual tours, Web 2.0 applications and social networking tools to maximize the guest experience. Integrated booking links will direct guests to OpenTable.com, Starwood Reservations and Monarch Beach Golf Links to help them easily arrange the perfect itinerary.Personalized Service: The site’s new WEBUTLER™ concept brings St. Regis’ iconic high-touch butler service into the high-tech world, extending the brand’s personalized service from the resort to the desktop, laptop or mobile device. Guests can now engage with the WEBUTLER™ pre-arrival to explore their options on property and book all elements of their desired experience – from spa to dining, golf to beach activities, and in-room requests to special amenities.Social Media Features: Hotel guests and locals alike will now benefit from St. Regis Monarch Beach’s custom social network, RSS feeds and links to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, creating an easy forum to coordinate plans at the resort, share comments and join the virtual community.Using the site’s mobile version, www.stregismb.com/mobile, a traveler sitting in an airport can plan the perfect trip to St. Regis Monarch Beach and navigate the Web site fluidly on a two-inch screen. With the signature WEBUTLER™ “Whatever Your Wish” form, the guest can book a massage at Spa Gaucin, enroll the kids in the Sandcastle Kids Club, confirm a tee-time at Monarch Beach Golf Links, make reservations to enjoy brunch at Motif or dinner at Stonehill Tavern – even request a family s’mores cookout and beach bonfire, all before even stepping on the plane.www.stregismb.comlast_img read more