McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Big money bets roll in late on Floyd Mayweather LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite He throws hundreds of punches from every angle with the goal of setting up the vicious left hand that has turned out the lights on MMA opponents.And if none of that is successful, McGregor could bend the Marquess of Queensberry rules to their breaking point in hopes of goading Mayweather into a brawl.None of it is guaranteed to work. But it’s definitely worth a shot.Looking back at Mayweather’s history is a daunting task, given his 49-0 record, but it contains clues for tactics that could magnify McGregor’s chances.For instance, McGregor could amplify the strategy used by Marcos Maidana and Jose Luis Castillo. Both boxers pressed Mayweather constantly, using roughhouse tactics on the border of legality, and bombarded Mayweather with punches, many from unorthodox angles.Mayweather won both fights, but definitely looked uncomfortable for long stretches. McGregor doesn’t have the hand speed of those professional boxers, but he should strive to emulate their urgency.He should also attempt to show Mayweather things he’s never seen before in the ring, and his decision not to hire a boxing trainer for the bout might actually help in that regard. The UFC star should switch stances and try just about any punch, including the looping overhand shots rarely seen in high-level boxing matches because they’re easily countered, but common in MMA bouts because of the distance they create from the opponent.If McGregor gets hit, so be it. Every punch absorbed is the price for a chance to reply.McGregor believes Mayweather made a mistake by agreeing to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of the typical 10-ounce pillows, but he shouldn’t rely solely on the unicorn one-punch knockout. While McGregor has definite power, only the biggest Mac homer would think it’s something Mayweather hasn’t seen from boxers — and Mayweather has shown a solid chin and excellent recovery skills on the few occasions he has been hit.Instead, the key is to use that energy to get in a good position to unload the left hand or a combination through Mayweather’s shifty defense. McGregor could repeatedly tie up Mayweather and attempt to land shots in the clinch. Conor McGregor speaks during news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn’t lost in a decade. Conor McGregor talked his way into a big-money showdown, but he had to back up his boasts against Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in his sport.McGregor finished the UFC featherweight champion in 13 seconds with one devastating left hand.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Floyd Mayweather presents an entirely different challenge when McGregor steps in the Vegas ring Saturday night. In his professional boxing debut, McGregor must figure out how to beat Mayweather at his own game — something the best boxers in the world have never done.McGregor is a massive underdog, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when the self-proclaimed Mystic Mac is involved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’To declare McGregor can’t possibly win this fight displays more arrogance than, say, spending every night at a strip club the week beforehand, as Mayweather is currently doing.Of course the hard-hitting Irishman has a chance — and there are several tactics he could employ to pull the biggest upset in boxing history.center_img MOST READ “The people who don’t believe it don’t know anything about fighting,” said UFC President Dana White, who admittedly has a slight bias here. “This isn’t going to be a boxing match. This is going to be a fight.”It’s also a fight between a 29-year-old southpaw in his prime and a 40 1/2-year-old veteran who hasn’t fought in nearly two years and doesn’t particularly want to be here, as he acknowledged repeatedly Wednesday. Mayweather isn’t the fighter he once was, and his competitive fire is dwarfed by his need for the mammoth paycheck from this endeavor.But how does an MMA fighter with no competitive boxing experience since childhood take on a 21-year pro veteran with world championships in five divisions and arguably the most brilliant defensive skills in the history of the sport?He gets in Mayweather’s face, both before and during the fight.He charges forward from the opening bell and forces Mayweather to think defensively all night.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles These things could all unsettle Mayweather, who typically doesn’t face trouble unless he takes a voluntary risk by moving into dangerous areas to throw combinations, or getting angry and brawling a bit.And therein is another potential route for McGregor. Call it the Aldo Strategy: If he can get Mayweather feeling both confident and angry, there’s a chance Mayweather will let down his defense enough to attempt to finish McGregor in brute style — and maybe McGregor will have an opening.Mayweather hasn’t seemed interested in McGregor’s typical trash talk during the buildup to the fight, but perhaps he could waver the champion’s focus with the wrong word, an errant elbow or a rabbit punch behind the head — enough to draw a warning, but not lose a point.McGregor amplified his boasts this week, calling Mayweather “a broken man” and vowing to finish him within two rounds. Nobody knows whether McGregor actually believes his bluster, but the Irishman has defiantly vowed he will win.It’s not probable. But with McGregor, anything is possible.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Strict implementation of drug master plan needed to eradicate drug trafficking – NANA Director

first_img– says community, civil society must also get involvedWith Guyana considered a drug transhipment point in South America, only the strict implementation of the Drug Strategy Master Plan will suffice to eradicate the scourge of drug abuse and trafficking in Guyana.NANA Director, Major General (ret’d) Michael Atherly, at the opening of the drug treatment courtThis was emphasised by Director of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA), retired Major General Michael Atherly during the opening of Guyana’s first specialised drug rehabilitation court. According to Atherly, many factors, including those outside of Guyana, can help to explain Guyana’s drug problem.“National considerations also take into account several international deliberations, including treaties, strategies and best practices. Guyana is located within the hub of the transhipment routes for cocaine-producing countries in South and Central America to the North American and European markets.”“Drug cartels operating there seem to feel that profits gained from these markets overshadow the risks associated with production and trafficking. Accordingly, Guyana is not spared the distressing consequences of this problem. The drug problem must, therefore, be countered relentlessly.”NANA headquartersAtherly emphasised the need for all stakeholders, including communities, civil society, and the Private Sector, to be involved in eradicating the drug scourge. In addition, he cited the master plan, which the Government launched back in 2016.“The National Anti-Narcotics Agency believes that strong anti-narcotic efforts and demand reduction measures can and must go hand in hand with policies focused on rehabilitation and reintegration of drug users into society, in full respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and human dignity.”“I would like to take this opportunity to reemphasise the need for vigorous implementation of the National Drug Strategy Master Plan. This plan is aimed at guiding and monitoring the actions of Government departments and their stakeholders, to reduce the demand for and supply of drugs, as well as the resulting harm from their abuse.”Earlier this year, a United States (US) State Department report had declared that while Guyana has a comprehensive drug demand reduction strategy, the use of drugs like marijuana and even cocaine is a growing problem.This information is contained in the 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, which has a section dedicated to Guyana’s profile. Notwithstanding the trafficking, the report noted that the actual consumption of these drugs is a growing problem.According to the report, marijuana is the most commonly used drug. The document also noted reported seizures of synthetic drugs like Methylene-dioxyamphetamine (MDMA), most commonly known as “ecstasy”, and detailed Government’s response to the scourge.“The Government of Guyana’s National Drug Abuse Control Unit trains public health officers, teachers, social workers, and civil society groups as part of the Government’s supply reduction strategy,” the report states.“The Guyanese Government has a drug enforcement presence at its international airports, post offices, and to a lesser extent at seaport and land-border entry points. Control agencies reported several interdiction efforts and drug-related seizures and convictions during the first nine months of 2018”, the report details.The report also noted that during the first nine months of 2018, authorities seized 164.9 kilograms of cocaine and 889 kilograms of cannabis. It also states that local authorities initiated 358 prosecutions and convicted 24 individuals for drug trafficking.The report expressed faith in Guyana’s demand reduction strategy, noting that it adequately addresses drug rehabilitation. It named the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Social Protection as the relevant Ministries responsible for addressing demand reduction.“Non-governmental organisations also offer rehabilitation services, with the Government providing financial assistance. The Georgetown Public Hospital provides free rehabilitation services for drug users. The University of Guyana has a demand reduction curriculum in place through OAS/CICAD funding.”“The Government of Guyana conducts anti-drug awareness sessions in secondary schools, and has plans to create drug treatment courts. As part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States supports Guyana through targeted training for law enforcement and maritime officers,” the report had declared.Being positioned on the South American continent with strong ties to the Caribbean region, Guyana has long been identified as a transhipment point for drug trafficking activities. It was against this backdrop that the US established an office of its Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) here back in February 2016.last_img read more

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Hart: Man City felled by ‘killer deflection’ in Bayern Munich defeat

first_img1 England and Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart Joe Hart was left to rue a ‘killer deflection’ which saw Manchester City slip to a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in their Champions League opener at Bayern Munich.The England No.1 was outstanding throughout the tie, keeping City in the contest with save after save against the high-flying Bundesliga champions.And, just as the stopper’s heroics looked to have earned City a brilliant point at the Allianz Arena, Hart was finally beaten by a cruel deflection from former City defender Jerome Boateng’s volley, as the German giants snatched a late victory.“We did okay and looked like we were going to get a result out of it, which would have been a good start to the group away against a good side,” said the goalkeeper, who was delegated team media duties with manager Manuel Pellegrini sat in the stands with a touchline ban.“But it was an unfortunate deflection that ended up going in, and that killed us.“I had a bit to do, but we defended well on the whole and had a few chances. It could have been the perfect performance and we come away with a 1-0 win, but unfortunately we ended up with a loss.”Hart’s performance bore similarities to another outstanding display against Borussia Dortmund two years ago, when he almost single-handedly defied the Germans at the Etihad Stadium.Since then, however, his position has been questioned a number of times with a clutch of errors leading to a spell out of the side last autumn.The England keeper added: “I always seem to have plenty to do when we play in Germany, against good sides, but unfortunately it didn’t affect the result.“I’m not here for headlines – if I was, I would probably have quit. It would have been a good game if we had got the result.“The only way it would be a good game for me would be if we win the group on goal difference.”last_img read more

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Over 100 Dungloe students to star in RCS’s production of ‘Mamma Mia!’

first_img‘Mamma Mia!’, the smash hit musical based on the songs of Swedish super-group ABBA bursts onto the RCS stage in Dungloe next week, as a vivacious musical comedy about mothers, daughters, old friends, and new family.The students and staff of the Rosses Community School are about to stage what is “their most ambitious production to date”.“RCS Mamma Mia” features the classic hits of ABBA and a cast of 105 students from first, second, transition and fifth year. The cast have been extremely dedicated rehearsing every day and on weekends since November. “RCS Mamma Mia” will run in the school’s Ionad Spóirt na Rosann, Dungloe, from Tuesday, March 7th to Friday, March 10th.The Musical tells the story of Donna, an independent, single mother who is about to give away Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone on an idyllic Greek island. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her three best girlfriends to celebrate the occasion, but Sophie has secretly invited guests of her own – three men from Donna’s past … in the hopes that one of them will be the father she’s never known.Over 24 chaotic hours, new love blooms and old romances are rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Taking the leads in the production are Lara O’Donnell, Transition Year student, playing Sophie; Karl Wallace, fifth year student, playing Sky; Bridgeen Doherty, special needs assistant at the school, playing Donna; and Colm Byrne, Technology teacher from Ardara, who will play Sam.Directors this year are again Ms Suzanne Gallagher and Mr Daire Gillen. Music is provided by the talented Mr David Oliver and his band from Strabane who guides them through ABBA’s famous song catalogue including all the catchy dance tunes and touching ballads that fans have come to love – “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Take a Chance on Me” and more.A hilarious story of love and friendship, you are assured to be astounded by the amazingly talented youth of the Rosses, anyone who has been at previous RCS productions will tell you they are not to be missed.Ticket prices are reduced for the opening night, Feb. 10th, performance to 8 euro adult,/ 4 euro student, and are 12 euro adult,/ 6 euro student for the three remaining nights.“RCS Mamma Mia” begins at 6.30 on March 7th and at 8pm on March 8th to 10th.Don’t miss your chance to dance, jive and have the time of your life! Over 100 Dungloe students to star in RCS’s production of ‘Mamma Mia!’ was last modified: February 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dungloemamma miaPlayRCSrosses community schoolSCHOOLlast_img read more

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DONEGAL STARS MAKE IT A SPECIAL DAY FOR NAOMH MHUIRE UNDERAGE PLAYERS

first_imgDONEGAL STARS MAKE IT A SPECIAL DAY FOR NAOMH MHUIRE UNDERAGE PLAYERS was last modified: December 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Mhuireunderage presentationslast_img

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Kampala defeats Makerere as DCU, Weatherhead share spoils in Hockey League

first_imgNational Hockey LeagueSunday, 17-03-2019-Men: Makerere 3-5 Kampala Hockey Club-Women: DCU 0-0 WeatherheadKampala Hockey Club continued their fine start to the 2019 National Hockey League with a 5-3 win over Makerere this past weekend.Having defeated Rockets in their first game last week, Kampala powered past Makerere in a closely contested encounter that was halted for several minutes due to fans interference.Kampala’s goals were scored by Cliff Otieno *2 Sam Mwesigwa *2 and Benjamin Mkapa.Richard Musimenta, Harold Ntale and Brian Bayuule scored a goal each for the League debutants-Makerere.Serving punishments from their previous respective games, both sides started Sunday’s encounter with a players less.Makerere’s Levi Banyana who was sent off in the game against Rockets last week was absent and the team chose Reagan Atuisukire to serve the punishment in his place.On the other hand, Kampala’s Jordan Mpiima had to serve a one minute suspension carrying from their previous game which was also against Rockets.Play was halted in the 52nd minute when Makerere fans and the technical bench complained about officiating but the game resumed when the situation was calmed.Kampala’s coach and manager Bernard Bwire and Markhtum Muziransa was also sent off for attacking Makerere players.In the other game played on Sunday, Deliverance Church Uganda (DCU) and Weatherhead played out a goalless draw.This was the second draw for either side this season after picking the same result in their opening games against KHC Swans and Rhino respectively.Comments Tags: DCUKampala Hockey ClubmakerereNational Hockey LeagueWeatherheadlast_img read more

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Evolutionists Two-Faced About Academic Freedom

first_img(Visited 64 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Compare two countries: in one, when their hegemony is threatened, evolutionists plead for academic freedom.  In another, they deny it to those who want a chance to debate evolution.Turkey, with its somewhat secular government but largely Islamic population, has doubts about Darwin.  Leaders there are reluctant to promote evolution, which they consider controversial, as the “glue of all biological sciences,” according to Science Now.  Moreover, the government has (at times) blocked certain educational evolution websites, and thrown roadblocks in the way of evolutionary conferences, on the grounds that “Since evolution is still a debated issue, the degree to which the organizers represent the community/country is very questionable.”  This has angered certain Darwinist academics who were expecting the Turkish government to fund a recent pro-evolution conference for students.   They appealed to freedom of speech and inquiry (similar to academic freedom) in their protest:“It sets a very dangerous precedent,” Akçay says. “Today it might be a summer school that is fairly cheap … but tomorrow it could be a young researcher coming up for tenure. … And this on top of the very worrying and worsening trend in academia and the broader society towards curtailing freedom of speech and inquiry.“But in America, Darwinists are delighted when academic freedom is denied to critics of their theory (see commentary on Evolution News & Views).   Nature breathed a “Whew!” along with the National Center for Science Education when five states adopted science standards that will teach climate science and evolution dogmatically, prohibiting efforts to grant academic freedom to skeptics of those theories.  New science guidelines supported by evolutionists begin the one-sided indoctrination “well before high school.”  They “recommend teaching evolution before students reach high-school biology classes, the point at which many states tackle concepts such as natural selection and adaptation.”In the past two months, education officials in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland and Vermont have all approved the standards by overwhelming margins. At least five more states — California, Florida, Maine, Michigan and Washington — may take up the standards in the next few months.“Whew,” says Minda Berbeco, programmes and policy director at the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, California. “So far, so good.” Swift adoption of the guidelines has been surprising but welcome news for many supporters. Evolution has been a controversial topic in US education for decades, stretching back to the 1925 ‘monkey trial’ in Tennessee, where the state prosecuted high-school teacher John Scopes for violating a statute that barred the teaching of evolution. In the past decade, those who oppose evolution have sought to enact ‘academic freedom’ laws that would allow creationism to be taught alongside evolution.The reference to creationism is a bald lie, since none of the bills prescribe teaching creationism.  Instead, they ask for honest teaching of evolutionary theory, including its strengths and weaknesses, or they forbid schools from punishing teachers who do so, such as Eric Hedin, now in hot water at Ball State (see Evolution News & Views).  In any case, evolution is the only theory allowed in the curriculum.  Not even the Discovery Institute recommends bills requiring the teaching of intelligent design.Such hypocrites.  Evolutionists are like Marxists who cry out for freedom until they get power, then they deny it to everyone else.  They’re not even good Darwinists.  They ignore the words of their Prophet Charlie, who taught in his scriptures, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question”  (See AcademicFreedomDay.com).  Until and unless we rid science of the Darwin bigots, and require them to debate the evidence, they will continue to behave like the People of Froth, foaming at the mouth against anyone who wishes to break their filibuster and discuss the issues honestly.  What are they afraid of?  Scientific evidence?last_img read more

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SA fan to break attendance record

first_imgThe Last Fan Standing, Thulani Ngcobo. Ngcobo is enjoying the world’s best football. (Images: Last Fan Standing) MEDIA CONTACTS • Maphamola Lebelo Media Liaison Officer MTN +27 83 212 9918 RELATED ARTICLES • Exciting start to World Cup • The vuvuzela: Bafana’s 12th man • Bafana frenzy grips the nation • SA buzzing with World Cup spirit • Bafana final squad announcedBongani NkosiAs the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicked off, one avid South African football fan began a record-breaking attempt to attend 38 out of 64 matches.The 29-year-old Thulani Ngcobo, from Soshanguve township, began his countrywide trip to stadiums in all nine host cities at Soweto’s Soccer City on 11 June, where hosts South Africa and Mexico faced off in the opening game.The staunch Kaizer Chiefs fan has an opportunity to watch 38 matches live, with all expenses paid, thanks to the MTN Last Fan Standing competition he won late 2009. Ngcobo, a supply chain practitioner at the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, beat other fans in a 40-question multiple choice test to scoop the prize.He’s also set to break a Guinness World Record for the most Fifa World Cup matches attended by an individual. The current record is 20 matches, and Ngcobo is confident that he’ll smash it.“Standing a chance to break a world record is a dream come true,” he said. “This is something that I will be recognised for.” Local mobile services provider MTN confirmed in 2009 that Guinness World Records has endorsed Ngcobo’s attempt.Dedicated supporterNgcobo 2010, the sobriquet he’s picked up, watches at least two matches a day, shuttling from stadium to stadium. He had already been to five matches by the morning of 14 June, and was preparing for matches in Johannesburg and Cape Town.“Running from stadium to stadium is not an easy task. It needs passion for football,” he said.A taxing journey awaits him, with 17 000km across South Africa to cover. He has tickets for 28 group and four Round of 16 matches, two quarter finals, two semi finals, the third and fourth place playoff, and the final. By the end of the tournament he would have seen about 30 teams in action.Fatigue is of little concern to him. “I may feel tired at times, but when I’m inside the stadium watching a match I’m freshened up,” said Ngcobo.‘Ghana support awesome’He’s seen scintillating football played in his home country in the first three days of the tournament. He enjoyed the opening match, where Bafana Bafana drew 1-1 with Mexico. “It was fantastic to have seen that game on African soil.”But his best moment so far is Ghana’s 1-0 defeat of Serbia. The atmosphere in Pretoria was “great”, he said.  He was also amazed by the support the Ghanaian Black Stars received from South Africans and other Africans.“The support for Ghana was awesome,” said Ngcobo. “We were so happy that Ghana, an African team, had won. We celebrated all the way.”Ngcobo should not struggle to reach his goal. An ardent football fan, he usually attends at least four local premier league games every week, and follows his favourite team Kaizer Chiefs all over the country. He attended all Bafana group stage matches, the third place game and the final, at the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.Before winning the Last Fan Standing competition, Ngcobo had planned to buy tickets for 10 matches, which would have seen him spend more than R2 000. “I’m thankful to MTN,” he said.last_img read more

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Bollywood goes back to Kashmir

first_imgThe return of a handful of big banner films from Bollywood to Kashmir Valley’s picturesque locales for shooting has renewed the hopes of the tourism industry here, which has been hit by street unrest and growing militancy.Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Tapsee Pannu were in snow-laden Gulmarg in April for a shoot. Ms. Pannu uploaded videos of Gulmarg on several social media platforms, attracting interest online.Actors Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are camped in Sonamarg, another tourist hotspot, for the film Race 3. They attracted large crowds of locals to the shoot.Producer-director Mahesh Bhatt has expressed interest in shooting his forthcoming Jalebi in Kashmir. The Telugu serial Muddamandaram has been given permission to shoot in Srinagar, Gulmarg and Sonamarg, as have the shooting of songs for some Tamil films.The Tourism department has launched a single-window clearance for shooting in Kashmir. “We are doing our bit to attract filmmakers to Kashmir,” said Mahmood A. Shah, director, Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department.last_img read more

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Indian Carrier to Launch Direct Mumbai-Manchester Flight

first_imgJet Airways India Ltd. will offer direct flights from Mumbai to Manchester from November this year. The Manchester service aims to target the 500,000 people of Indian origin residing in the northern part of the United Kingdom, Jet Airways said in a statement on May 18.Initially, the carrier will connect Mumbai and Manchester four times a week — on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The airline will use 254-seat Airbus SE A330-200s for this service.“Jet Airways will launch its first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester, thus further strengthening its connect to the United Kingdom (UK). This new service is the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester,” Jet Airways said.The airline currently serves London three times a day from Mumbai and once a day from Delhi. The launch of the new service will provide seamless connectivity to several domestic destinations to and from India, including cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, through the airline’s hub, Mumbai.“The new service will bring Manchester into our global network, reinforcing our footprint as well as expanding the choice of connectivity to and from the United Kingdom for our guests with the four days per week, non-stop service,” Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube said in a statement.The airline will have over 8,000 seats on offer every week, making it convenient for both business as well as leisure passengers travelling between India and the United Kingdom, Dube added.If the Mumbai-Manchester route is successful, a service to Delhi could also be introduced, Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal said. Also, operations to other cities, including Amritsar, can be a possibility, Bloomberg reported.“Securing a direct service to one of India’s major cities is the product of a lot of hard work over a long period of time to forge closer ties between Manchester and this globally significant economy. We have worked, along with a range of partners, to create a compelling case for why our city – and the wider North – is a great place to visit, invest in and do business with,” Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan said in a statement.The new service between Mumbai and Manchester is expected to be of special significance for business travelers and also for a significant diaspora of people, including a growing Indian community residing in and around Manchester, the statement added.With the introduction of this new flight, which is the carrier’s fifth non-stop service to and from the United Kingdom, Manchester will become the 21st international addition to the Jet Airways network.On May 16, Iceland’s transatlantic airline Wow Air announced the launch of its services from Delhi to multiple destinations in North America and Europe via the country’s capital Reykjavik from December 2018. Related ItemsJet AirwaysmanchesterMumbailast_img read more

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