Windstar Presents Plans for New Star Class Yachts

first_imgMarch 12, 2014 zoom Windstar Cruises, a leader in luxury small ship cruising, unveils new plans for its Star Class yachts – a collection of three all suite ships joining the fleet over the next two years.Windstar will take delivery of Star Pride on April 17, 2014, the first yacht of Windstar’s 2013 purchase of the three luxury cruise ships.Today, Windstar introduced Star Breeze and Star Legend, scheduled to join the Windstar fleet in May 2015. The yachts will spend their inaugural seasons in Europe, cruising new regions in Northern Europe, such as Iceland, as well as the Mediterranean.“With only a maximum of 212 guests on board, these new Star Class yachts are the perfect fit for Windstar’s style of small ship cruising,” said Hans Birkholz, chief executive officer of Windstar Cruises. “All three of the new yachts will receive significant style changes and stem-to-stern upgrades to align with Windstar’s yacht style cruising.”Star Pride InauguralStar Pride will debut this year with its inaugural voyage and christening ceremony on May 5, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain, following a three-week transformation period. Mrs. Nancy Anschutz, wife of Mr. Phillip Anschutz, owner of Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, Windstar’s parent company, will be honored as Godmother of the yacht. Star Class TransformationThe three power yachts are identical, with a guest capacity of 212 in 106 suites. At 10,000 gross tons, each yacht is 440 feet long with a breadth of 63 feet and six passenger decks. Windstar will take delivery of Star Breeze on April 15, 2015, followed by Star Legend on May 4, 2015, in Genoa, Italy.Both yachts will undergo a major transformation to public spaces, suites, and dining venues to fit Windstar’s style of small ship cruising. Windstar’s signature experiences, including the line’s famous deck barbecue gala, the Open Bridge experience, and the celebrated Sail Away party will be showcased on board.Additionally, the Star Class yachts will introduce Windstar’s new Destination Suites. Each of the previous Owner Suites will be transformed into a signature Windstar destination.last_img read more

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Program Helping Children Through Supervised Visits Expands in Yarmouth

first_imgChildren in Yarmouth who are unable to spend time with their parents will now have access to visits through the Supervised Access and Exchange Program. These type of visits occur when a judge has ordered that supervision is necessary. The reason could include domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, high conflict or when a child and parent have been separated for a long time and are reconnecting. “Families that are no longer together can face many challenges but it is important that the focus remain on what is best for the children,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Diana Whalen. “This program provides a safe and supervised place for children to spend quality time with their parents.” The Supervised Access and Exchange Program is a child-focused program that helps families who are experiencing difficulties. The Department of Justice works with community service agencies to provide supervision when a child visits a parent or other family member. “At the family resource centre, we know that the key to building strong confident children comes from within the family,” said Nathalie Ellis, executive director, Parents’ Place Family Resource Centre. “We are excited to facilitate supervised visits to help build a stronger community through family.” The program also provides supervision during exchanges at Parents’ Place, which is the designated child drop off and pickup point. The supervision provides a neutral and safe place that allows children to visit with their family without conflict and unnecessary stress. For more information on the program, please visit: http://nsfamilylaw.ca/services/court/supervised-accessexchange .last_img read more

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Ganguly changed Indian cricket only wanted to win

first_imgLondon: Former England captain Nasser Hussain sees Sourav Ganguly as the man who changed Indian cricket. “Indian cricket changed because of Ganguly,” Hussain said at the India Today show Salaam Cricket 2019. Hussain said that the personality of the Indian team changed while Ganguly was captain. “Sourav was never bothered about being friends with people. He transformed them from a nice cricketing nation to a ruthless one which was only interested in winning,” he said. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunGanguly’s captaincy started in the aftermath of the match fixing fiasco in 2000. Apart from recording a number of famous series wins, India reached the final of the 2003 World Cup under Ganguly. Hussain also said that current India captain Virat Kohli can break a number of records that the legendary Sachin Tendulkar has set. “Virat is not worried about anything else other than winning games for the country. That is his greatest asset as a captain, I feel. I thought there never will be someone to replace Sachin, but Kohli is going to break them all — just a phenomenal achievement by a phenomenal player,” said Hussain. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upIndia start their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday and the Indian team has been training on and off for the first game of the series. In fact, it was during the practice sessions on Saturday that Kohli injured his thumb. While it wasn’t initially clear if it was due to batting at the nets or during fielding drills, it was later confirmed that he has not sustained any serious injury. South Africa on the other hand have a tough job at hand as they have lost both the games they have played in the World Cup. While they were thrashed in the first game by favourites and hosts England, Faf du Plessis’ men were also beaten on Sunday by Bangladesh.last_img read more

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Prominent art dealer sentenced to prison for tax fraud

NEW YORK — A prominent New York City art dealer once accused by Alec Baldwin of fraud has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after admitting she evaded paying over $3 million in federal taxes.Mary Boone dropped her face into open hands as the judge announced the sentence Thursday in Manhattan.Her lawyer had requested home incarceration and said she may have to close her gallery business. Outside court, Boone said she didn’t know whether her two gallery locations would be closed.Before hearing the sentence, Boone apologized, saying her crimes were terrible and she felt like a pariah.The actor Baldwin in 2017 settled a lawsuit against Boone in which he accused her of fraud involving a Ross Bleckner painting.The Associated Press read more

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