Rafting expedition flagged in

first_imgItanagar, Feb 2 (PTI) The General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Gajraj Corps Lt Gen A S Bedi today flagged in the white water rafting expedition from Marjung La to Bhalukpong in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.The expedition was flagged off by GoC Blazing Sword Division Major General Alok Raj on January 27, a defence communiqué informed.The expedition undertaken by Blazing Sword Division of Indian Army in conjunction with National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) covered a distance of 121 km involving 51 rapids in Kameng River over a period of seven days.It was aimed to develop a spirit of adventure, inculcate leadership qualities, camaraderie and esprit-de-corps amongst army personnel, it said.The team comprising six officers, one JCO and 28 OR was led by Lt Col B N Jha and Lt Col Surender Singh, the communiqué said.Besides inculcating the spirit of adventure and esprit-de-corps, the expedition team interacted with the ex-servicemen enroute and also gave useful inputs to locals and civilians about the opportunities in army and in return learned about their local customs and traditions.The expedition team also provided glimpses and insight into environmental awareness to the local populace.One of the key objectives of the expedition was to ensure operational orientation, instill offensive spirit and training in riverine terrain.The team undertook intense preparation, learning the basics of white water rafting at Army Aqua Nodal Centre (AANC), Nimmu while the advanced training was done at National Institute of mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), the communiqué added. PTI UPL KKadvertisementlast_img read more

What Betting Markets Think LeBron James Will Do

The big question right now is whether LeBron James will stay with the Miami Heat or return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the fact that his departure from the latter in 2010 seemed to have burned a few bridges, some fans appear to have forgiven James and are hoping for his return.How likely is James to return to Ohio? That’s a difficult question, but we can try to get a rough sense from betting markets. The Cavs and the Heat aren’t the only contenders. Here’s an average of the latest betting lines on where James will play next season, converted into probabilities:Oddsmakers seem to think James is about a 50-50 bet to stay with the Heat. Cleveland has some hope, and the remaining teams not much. But if history is any indicator, both Miami and Cleveland might have reason to worry.James had to make a similar decision in 2010, and betting markets didn’t get that one right.Bettors thought James would stay put in 2010 as well. But the difference in spread is notable. Based on these numbers, bettors are 11 percent more confident in his loyalty than they were in 2010. The second most likely options in both scenarios make up for this difference, with the Chicago Bulls at a 24 percent chance in 2010 and the Cavs at a 16 percent chance currently.Just like these betting sites, we’ve had mixed success in predicting James’s moves. Until his announcement, it’s worth considering that maybe we don’t know the MVP quite as well as we think we do. read more

New South Caicos airline schedule called expensive and tedious by Parliamentarians South

first_img Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Oct 2015 – The Premier hopes to get to the bottom of a change in the South Caicos flight schedule which demands more time and more money of travellers. During House of Assembly debate this week, several Members brought to light a change in how flights commute out of the country’s fishing capital.Hon Ruth Blackman: “I did take the opportunity to speak with the owner of the airline and he said that there seems to be some confusion because he said the new schedule and the new fares were not to take place until December, but somehow and someway it has now been introduced and so the people of South Caicos are now in a bind. They cannot travel to Grand Turk unless they go via Providenciales, disembark the plane and then get back onto the plane when it time to travel to Grand Turk. Hon. Norman Saunders: It would be remiss of me if I don’t express the outrage of the community of South Caicos over the change of the airline schedule – That is the reason for me just getting here now – I think it is ridiculous. Now it is not only the inconvenience of having to fly to Provo to get to Grand Turk and fly to Provo again to get to South Caicos, the price is astronomically high…”There is no government subsidy paid to InterCaribbean Airways to support flights serving South Caicos and the Premier promised to sit down with the indigenous airline to find out if that is at the root of inconsistencies or changes in service to South. “Taken on this since last week, to engage the various entities and parties involved, be it Air Turks and Caicos, the Airports Authority, the Attorney General’s Chambers and everyone who is involved in bringing this matter to a head to seek resolution, as to why we keep having these issues with the scheduling of flights.”It was also revealed by the country’s leader that the Airports Authority is on schedule to construct a control tower as a part of the airport redevelopment on South Caicos. Related Items:Intercaribbean Airways, norman saunders, south caicos airport, turks and caicos airport authority Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Recommended for you Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more