Hockey India ensuring Covid-19 is not a setback for India’s Tokyo Olympic dream – other sports

After a brief break due to a series of nation-wide lockdowns, the Indian National Teams (both Men and Women) are back on their feet. It’s been over six weeks since they returned to normalcy with regular, uninterrupted daily schedules in their preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games. They live in a safe bio-secure environment in Sports Authority of India’s Bengaluru campus and will continue to remain in the National Coaching Camp until travel restrictions are lifted to tour and compete abroad.

I think this swift resumption of activities for the teams was largely possible due to the working relationship Hockey India shares with Sports Authority of India (SAI). When India went into a lockdown, Hockey India did not stop working. They used the virtual medium to engage with their state member units, continued with their ambitious Coaches Education Pathway courses through the virtual medium and also conducted online courses for

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Singapore launches Covid-secure luxury cruises … to nowhere

Singapore is launching Covid-secure cruise holidays to nowhere, in the latest attempt to offer a long-distance travel experience with no stops.



a large ship in the water: Photograph: Jérôme Favre/EPA


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Australian airline Qantas drew criticism from environmental groups last month after advertising a seven-hour round trip from Sydney including fly-pasts of famous sights including Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.

Now the Singapore government has given approval for cruises to nowhere in a bid to help a tourism sector battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Residents of the city-state will from November be allowed to board the cruises, during which they will be confined to the ships for the entire time.

The Singapore Tourism Board on Thursday announced that Genting Cruise Lines’ World Dream would be the first ship to welcome passengers aboard on 6 November. Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas will begin sailing in December.

The ships launching from

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Labaton Sucharow LLP Files Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Certain Affiliates

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 7, 2020–

Labaton Sucharow LLP (“Labaton Sucharow”) announces that on October 7, 2020, it filed a securities class action lawsuit, captioned City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., No. 20-cv-24111 (S.D. Fla.) (the “Action”), on behalf of its client City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System (“Riviera Beach”) against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (“Royal Caribbean” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RCL) and certain executive officers (collectively, “Defendants”). The Action asserts claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and SEC Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Royal Caribbean securities from February 4, 2020 through March 17, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”), and were damaged thereby (the “Class”).

Royal Caribbean is the world’s second largest cruise company, operating 61 cruise ships which visit

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West slip away to the Dominican Republic for a family vacation

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West slip away to the Dominican Republic for a family vacation with their children

She’s celebrating a new launch from her SKIMS collection.

And Kim Kardashian made sure to focus on family for a recent trip away to the Dominican Republic with Kanye West and their children.

The 39-year-old showed off her flawless complexion as she sat across the dinner table from her husband and oldest daughter, North. 

Hot mama: Kim Kardashian made sure to focus on family as she slipped away on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic for a family vacation with Kanye West and their children

Hot mama: Kim Kardashian made sure to focus on family as she slipped away on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic for a family vacation with Kanye West and their children

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star looked chic in a vibrant tiger striped dress with royal blue detailing.

She wore her dark brown hair parted down the

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Sales of camping, hiking guides rise as Americans take to the outdoors

And outdoor escapes as basic as going for a long walk seem to be accompanied by another basic: the travel guidebook.

Sales of hiking and camping guides are up, consumer analysts say.

“It was a very, very good summer for road trips, camping, driving and closer-to-home travel,” says Kristen McLean, primary industry analyst for NPD Books, which monitors retail trends.

Overall, travel-guide sales are down because European and global travel is essentially nonexistent for Americans, McLean says, speaking by phone from her office in Miami. However, she says, “maps and atlases sold well,” as did guides on parks, campgrounds, hiking, ecotourism and family travel this year. Other retail trends offer a clue as to where those brand-new maps may be leading covid-era travelers. Sales of hiking boots, for example, are up 10 percent, NPD data shows.

At Field Notes, the Chicago-based producer of notebooks and related stationery products, President Jim

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Virgin Australia Is Slinging $129 Flights To Hamilton Island From Brisbane

Virgin Australia has just dropped some simply massive bargains, including a deal for the lucky chooks up in Brissy to travel straight to Hamilton Island for an absolute steal.

Planning a holiday at the end of the year is always a glorious time, but thanks to Miss Rona it doesn’t look like many of us will be ditching our home turfs this year when summer hits. We all truly deserve a big ass break when this hellscape of a year finally carks it, so thankfully there are still flights going around.

Virgin Australia has just revealed an exclusive app fare, where customers can now acquire some cheapo flights to their favourite leisure destination in Australia, as well as a Hamilton Island sale fare.

Essentially anyone can hop onto the app to make the most of this brand new sale, and instantly get a sweet 20% off towards a selection of

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How Eagles fans can buy tickets, book travel, lodging for game against Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday

The Philadelphia Eagles travel to the other side of Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh this Sunday to face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in NFL Week 5 action.

Their fans can follow along and attend the game.

Eagles fans can buy tickets to the contest at StubHub and book travel to Philadelphia via Trip Advisor, Expedia or Priceline, and lodging via Hotels.com or Choice Hotels.

Heinz Field will allow 5,500 fans in the stands on Sunday. It is the first time this season the Steelers allow fans this season.

Tailgating is prohibited in stadium parking lots and spectators must wear a mask and maintain social distance inside the stadium, per the team.

Here’s what you need to know:

What: NFL, Week 5

Who: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

When: Sunday, October 11, 2020

Where: Heinz Field

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Line: Steelers -7 (Get betting

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Carnival Cruise Update Doesn’t Stop the Bleeding

Marina113 / Getty ImagesOn September 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended for another month its no-sail order for cruise ships. The current date for lifting the ban is October 31. The CDC had proposed extending the order through mid-February, but the Trump administration blocked the longer extension after Florida’s tourism industry made clear its strong opposition to the four-and-a-half month ban.

Over the past month, shares of Carnival Corp. & PLC (NYSE: CCL) had seen its share price plunge nearly 26%, before recovering about half the loss as of Wednesday’s close. The company issued a business update on Thursday morning that is weighing on shares again, however.

Carnival has restarted sailing on two ships of its Costa Cruises line and plans to begin sailing on its AIDA line. The company said the first cruises will sail with fewer passengers and enforce enhanced health protocols.

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Game Notes Dissection: South Carolina at Vanderbilt


The South Carolina Gamecocks (0-2) are on the road for a second straight week as they travel to Nashville to face the Vanderbilt Commodores (0-2) on Saturday, Oct. 10. Game time is set for noon ET and the contest will be televised on SEC Network. Dave Neal will serve as the play-by-play voice for SEC Network with DJ Shockley providing the analysis. Dawn Davenport will handle the sideline reporting.

A Carolina win over Vanderbilt would…
— Extend the Gamecocks’ winning streak to a record 12 straight games over the Commodores. South Carolina has not lost to Vanderbilt since the 2008 season. The Gamecocks’ current 11-game winning streak over Vanderbilt is its longest-ever against any SEC opponent.

— Give the Gamecocks their 26th victory in 30 all-time gridiron meetings with the Commodores.

— Improve Will Muschamp’s record against Vanderbilt to 8-1, while keeping Derek Mason winless against

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Mike Pompeo expected to travel to India for 2+2 dialogue this month





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The India-US 2+2 dialogue between the foreign and defence ministers of the two sides is expected to be held in New Delhi during October 26-27 to take forward strategic cooperation and security ties, people familiar with developments said on Thursday.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper are expected to travel to India for the meeting with their counterparts S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh, the people cited above said on condition of anonymity. This will also be the second meeting between Jaishankar and Pompeo in the space of about 20 days, as they met in Tokyo on October 6.

The move to hold in-person meetings at a time when such discussions have mostly moved online because of the Covid-19 pandemic reflects the importance attached by both sides to the 2+2 dialogue, the people said. As with the Jaishankar-Pompeo meeting and the

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