first_img The 35-year-old centre-back has made 696 appearances for the Blues, winning four Barclays Premier League titles. Terry confirmed he would not play for another team in England, having spent his entire career at the west London club, joining when 14 years old. Chelsea captain John Terry is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after the club decided not to renew his contract. Press Associationcenter_img Here, Press Association Sport takes at look at what could be the next move for the one-time England captain. CHINA As skipper of the Blues, Terry already has a strong following in Asia, having embarked on his own ‘Captain China Tour 2015’ last summer, and was named an ambassador of football culture by the Guangzhou Football Association. Two of Terry’s ex-managers are currently in charge of Chinese Super League clubs, with one-time England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson at Shanghai SIPG and Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari at Guangzhou Evergrande while Dan Petrescu, who played alongside the defender at Stamford Bridge, is in charge of Jiangsu Suning. Former Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka have both had spells in the cash-rich Chinese top flight, and Terry could fancy one final pay day in a region where he already enjoys superstar status. THE UNITED STATES Terry revealed in an interview at the end of 2015 he could see “maybe there is a time” when he would look to go to play in America, and Major League Soccer has been installed as the early bookmakers favourite for the defender’s next destination. Former Stamford Bridge team-mate Frank Lampard is currently playing with New York City FC , while Ashley Cole is another familiar face having joined Steven Gerrard, the ex-Liverpool and England midfielder, at the LA Galaxy. David Beckham is also ready to set up a new expansion franchise in Miami from 2018. AUSTRALIA Terry led Chelsea in a glamour friendly against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium, which attracted a crowd of some 83,598, in June 2015. There would certainly be plenty of potential suitors to make the former England captain one of the A-League’s m arquee players, which this season include the likes of former Barcelona and Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia at Central Coast Mariners. last_img read more

first_img Published on October 29, 2014 at 12:05 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus When the game is on the line, head coach Paul Flanagan turns to sophomore first-line center Jessica Sibley.When Syracuse was down, 2-1, on Oct. 19 against Connecticut and only 13 seconds were remaining in the game, Flanagan trusted Sibley to take the deciding faceoff despite the fact that she had lost one in the offensive zone with an empty net a minute earlier.Sibley won the draw and moved the puck back to forward Alysha Burriss before crashing the net. Burriss put a shot on goal and Sibley tipped it in as the buzzer sounded to tie the game.“If she’s rested, she’s the first one I go to,” Flanagan said, referring to sending Sibley onto the ice for power plays, penalty kills and critical game situations.Even though she’s only a sophomore, Sibley’s skills have cemented her as one of Syracuse’s (1-3-4) top players this season. She has developed into a mature team leader that Flanagan can rely on. On the season, Sibley has recorded one goal and three assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Her leadership in the locker room and on the bench is big,” senior forward Allie LaCombe said, “and then obviously on the ice, she’s a wonderful player. She makes the good shots, the good passes. She makes things happen.”SU’s offense has struggled to produce goals this year, but when it does, Sibley often has a hand in the play.Against Providence on Oct. 18, she assisted on all three of SU’s goals. A day later, she netted the game-tying goal. She was named the College Hockey America Player of the Week for her performances.“It’s always a good accomplishment to get awarded for your hard work, so it was nice because we had a good weekend as a team,” Sibley said.Flanagan describes her as a “prototypical power forward” who is big, strong and clears a path when she’s heading down the ice. Sibley is one of the most skilled players on the team, junior forward Melissa Piacentini said, adding that she has good hands, makes smart plays and has great vision.She is well-rounded and good in the defensive zone too, Flanagan said, and that her low scoring numbers aren’t an indication of how well she’s been playing.Because she logs a lot of ice time, she needs to be more judicious about the work she puts in during the games, Flanagan said, adding that she doesn’t always need to go all out on the forecheck.On the bench, Sibley will talk to the players about what they can do differently and how to improve, LaCombe said.Sibley’s usual linemates don’t think she plays or acts like an underclassman and said the players on the team respect her maturity.“I’m shy so I try to work hard on the ice, give pats on the back, do the little things,” Sibley said.Sibley has proven herself as irreplaceable in her two years with the Orange. But in 2014, she hasn’t been the same scorer she was in 2013 when she finished third on the team with 26 points.She’s a scorer, everyone agrees. But even if the goals aren’t coming, she is still valuable and still the same player that Flanagan relies on.Said Flanagan: “If we didn’t have her — if she were on the shelf — that’s a tough void to fill.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Star Cruises vote Asias Leading Cruise Line 2017

first_img“It is truly an honour to accept this year’s award on behalf of Star Cruises and Genting Cruise Lines. We thank the voters for their continuous support and it is indeed a privilege to receive this recognition for six years in a row from the World Travel Awards,” said Mr. Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. “With our hard working and dedicated team at Star Cruises, we will continue to strive to exceed the expectations of our guests and the cruise industry, raising the level of service and offerings, as well as creating new milestones across the region.” Star Cruises vote Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017Star Cruises was voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line 2017” at this year’s 24th Annual World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Shanghai, China on 4 June 2017. As Asia’s pioneering cruise line brand, Star Cruises was once again recognized by travel and tourism professionals worldwide as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” for six consecutive years since 2012. Star Cruises continues to expand and reaffirm its leading position in the contemporary Asian market segment, introducing new homeports and destinations in the region. At the end of May 2017, SuperStar Virgo completed her successful “Jewels of the South China Sea” cruise itinerary, a one-of-a-kind cruise journey with triple homeports in Hong Kong, Manila (Philippines) and Kaohsiung (Taiwan). In Manila, Star Cruises is proud to be the first international cruise line to homeport in the Philippines, opening up new opportunities for the domestic and regional cruise tourism market.For the month of June 2017, SuperStar Virgo extends her homeport deployment in Taiwan, joining SuperStar Aquarius in Keelung (homeported year round), offering a variation of itineraries to Japan including Ishigaki, Motobu, Naha, Miyakojima, Kagoshima and Hososhima respectively.Commencing 6 July until 30 November 2017, SuperStar Virgo will introduce a new 7-Night “Golden Sea Route” cruise itinerary, in line with international standards of cruise lengths where more than 50% of cruises are of 7-Night duration. SuperStar Virgo will also make  her homeport debut in Shanghai, China, and introduce Star Cruises’ first-ever homeport deployments to Osaka and Tokyo (Yokohama) together with added calls to Mt. Fuji (Shimizu) and Kagoshima. The launch of SuperStar Virgo’s “Golden Sea Route” cruise will provide a new Chinese cruise experience and also attract more international cruise travellers to Shanghai and its neighbouring homeports.In Hong Kong, Star Pisces will continue to homeport in the bustling metropolis all year round with the short get-away 1-Night High Seas itineraries. For the Southeast Asian market and the fly-cruise market, SuperStar Libra, homeported in Penang (Malaysia), and SuperStar Gemini in Singapore, will continue to offer year round popular itineraries that include High Seas cruises and destination cruise itineraries to neighbouring destinations such as to Malaysia and Thailand respectively. Commencing 1 December 2017 until 27 April 2018, SuperStar Gemini will homeport in Laem Chabang, Thailand, embarking on 3-night cruises to Sihanoukville and Ko Samui, as well as 2-night cruises to either Sihanoukville or Koh Kong Island. With this new deployment, Star Cruises will shine the spotlight on Thailand as a premier destination in Asia for the fly-cruise market.Moving ahead, Star Cruises will continue to develop the Asian cruise industry and strengthen its position in the contemporary market segment with bold initiatives including the addition of two new and modern “Global Class” ships in 2020 and 2021. Star Cruises will widen its footprint in key Asian markets with innovative offerings and new itineraries, further reinforcing the Star Cruises brand as “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line”.Source = Star Cruiseslast_img read more

Emirates celebrates 15 years of connecting Auckland to the world

first_imgSource = Emirates Emirates celebrates 15 years of connecting Auckland to the worldEmirates celebrates 15 years of connecting Auckland to the worldEmirates is celebrating 15 years of successful operations to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Since its inaugural flight in 2003, Emirates has carried over two million passengers to and from Auckland, connecting New Zealand to the world, with 21 flights a week to Dubai, Bali and beyond.Emirates began its services to Auckland with daily flights via Sydney and Melbourne and, later, Brisbane. In 2009, the award-winning airline introduced its iconic A380 aircraft to the route, providing a revolutionary double-decker aircraft to transport passengers between Auckland, Sydney and Emirates’ cosmopolitan hub, Dubai. The operations were further enhanced few years later with the A380 operating all Auckland flights via Melbourne and Brisbane. Today, Emirates operates a daily A380 non-stop flight from Auckland to Dubai as well as a new daily B777-300 ER service via Bali, Indonesia.With the launch of the new Dubai-Auckland-Bali route in June, Emirates became the only airline offering daily, year-round flights to Bali, providing New Zealanders with greater choice and flexibility when booking their island holiday.  Emirates also serves New Zealand with a daily A380 flight between Christchurch and Dubai via Sydney.“We’re thrilled to be celebrating 15 years of flying into Auckland which has become an important part of Emirates’ success story in the region. We would like to thank all our customers and industry partners in New Zealand for their long-standing support over the years. We are proud to contribute to the city’s thriving tourism and trade industry, connecting Auckland to more than 160 destinations across six continents with only one stop in Dubai,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.Emirates SkyCargo has uplifted over 85,000 tonnes of cargo to and from Auckland in the last three years, carrying goods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, pharmaceuticals and equipment. The freight division remains a major airfreight operator in New Zealand offering more than 55 tonnes of belly-hold capacity each day. In 2017, Emirates Skycargo successfully transported ‘New Zealand Aotearoa’ – Emirates Team New Zealand’s race boat – from Auckland to Bermuda in advance of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup sailing competition.Emirates has recently won two top awards in New Zealand at the annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. The airline has taken the title of ‘international Airline of the Year’ as well as the ‘Best of the Best’ for 2017, coming out on top of all other 21 category winners with the highest customer satisfaction of any company operating in New Zealand.World class servicePassengers on all Emirates flights can enjoy Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family and friends or Emirates’ multi award-winning icewith up to 3,500 channels of movies, TV programmes, music and podcasts. Emirates provides its customers with a host of culinary offerings prepared by gourmet chefs and fine wines that suit the tastes of everyone. Passengers can also experience Emirates’ renowned in-flight service from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew from over 130 countries, including New Zealand.Emirates SkywardsEmirates’ popular loyalty programme, Emirates Skywards, brings its Kiwi members value, choice and flexibility. The award-winning loyalty programme offers four tiers of membership – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum – with each membership tier providing exclusive privileges. Emirates Skywards members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates or partner airlines, or when they use the programme’s designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for an extensive range of rewards, including tickets on Emirates and other Emirates Skywards partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions and exclusive shopping.last_img read more