Place bookings – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 08:11:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carfin.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-41-150x150.png Place bookings – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ 32 32 Passport files: New triage measures in place in Surrey https://carfin.org.uk/passport-files-new-triage-measures-in-place-in-surrey/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:37:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/passport-files-new-triage-measures-in-place-in-surrey/ After months of complaints that people camping outside the passport office in Surrey, British Columbia, were receiving little or no information from Service Canada managers inside, new measures to triage are now in place to alleviate long queues and frustration. On Monday, managers were frequently outside talking to people in the line that stretched from […]]]>

After months of complaints that people camping outside the passport office in Surrey, British Columbia, were receiving little or no information from Service Canada managers inside, new measures to triage are now in place to alleviate long queues and frustration.

On Monday, managers were frequently outside talking to people in the line that stretched from the entrance to Surrey’s Central City shopping center to King George Boulevard and around the corner. The staff also handed out bottled water.

“They are nice, they talk to people, they provide them with water. But no one has a good answer. The standard response: “We will try to help you,” said Gurpreet Rai.

Regardless of when they lined up, anyone traveling within 48 hours was allowed to head straight inside, which annoyed some people who had spent the night on the sidewalk.

“They have priority, even though we waited here for 12 hours. If they came two hours ago, they pass by. And it’s not communicated to anyone,” said Kamran Sobhani, who had been queuing since midnight.

Those who booked between Thursday and Sunday were given yellow tickets which would give them priority access on a given day this week. This left others with later travel dates wondering what they should do.

“We didn’t know if we would get tickets or if they were going to kick us out,” said Godwin Beaumont, who wanted officials to tell those in line how many tickets would be given out per day, so people could decide. if it was worth the wait.

Sobhani had heard that this number was 60. “But this is information that you find in the line. Nobody is reporting this information anywhere,” he said.

With the wait time for mail-in passport applications now down to eight weeks, British Columbians traveling in the summer have no choice but to line up at Service Canada in person.

But with the Surrey office only welcoming those traveling in a few days, those with bookings in July and August don’t know where to turn.

“What can we do, what are our options? Nothing. Who answers? Nothing. Who knows anything about it? Nothing,” Sobhani said.

Unless the backlog is cleared quickly, it looks like summer travelers will have to queue in person in the days before they depart and hope to get their passports in time.

“Some people must be responsible for this action,” Sobhani said. “It’s a shame.”

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“A dark, cold place” – Michael Burry thinks the market has plenty of room to dip. But he finally sees value in these 4 actions https://carfin.org.uk/a-dark-cold-place-michael-burry-thinks-the-market-has-plenty-of-room-to-dip-but-he-finally-sees-value-in-these-4-actions/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/a-dark-cold-place-michael-burry-thinks-the-market-has-plenty-of-room-to-dip-but-he-finally-sees-value-in-these-4-actions/ “A dark, cold place” – Michael Burry thinks the market has plenty of room to dip. But he finally sees value in these 4 actions Michael Burry – the hedge fund manager portrayed by Christian Bale in The Big Short – has been investing aggressively during this market downturn. Burry’s latest 13F filing for the […]]]>

“A dark, cold place” – Michael Burry thinks the market has plenty of room to dip. But he finally sees value in these 4 actions

Michael Burry – the hedge fund manager portrayed by Christian Bale in The Big Short – has been investing aggressively during this market downturn.

Burry’s latest 13F filing for the first quarter of 2022 shows a wide range of new investments and some interesting strategic moves with options. That’s a significant change from the previous quarter, when Burry sold most of its stock portfolio and called the “mother of all crashes.”

He’s not exactly bullish in the overall market, issuing a serious inflation warning recently.

“Transient, no. Peak, no. To the moon? If you mean a dark, cold place,” Burry wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

But the man who shorted the US housing market – and won – clearly sees pockets of opportunity.

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Metaplatforms (META) and Alphabet (GOOG)

Burry’s bet on big tech is clearly remarkable.

Tech and growth stocks have been out of favor for nearly six months. Adding these two stocks to the portfolio for the first time is a contrarian decision. Burry’s portfolio now includes 6,500 shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc. and 80,000 shares of Meta Platforms Inc., Facebook’s parent company. These are his fourth and sixth largest holdings, respectively.

This decision could be seen as a vote of confidence in digital advertising. It could also be a signal of undervaluation. The two stocks trade at around 13 and 20 times forward earnings, respectively.

Booking.com (BKNG)

Travel website Booking.com is now the second largest holding in Burry’s Scion Asset Management portfolio. He bought 8,000 shares of the company in the first quarter.

The reservation stock is trading at a price to free cash flow ratio of 17. This means that the cash flow yield is 5.9%. As international borders reopen and lockdowns ease, Booking could be an ideal bet on the rebound in global travel.

Apple (AAPL)

Burry has bought plenty of tech stocks this quarter, but that shouldn’t suggest he’s bullish on the broader sector. Hidden in the 13F folder was a huge short bet against Apple.

He netted 206,000 put options on Apple stock at the end of the first quarter. The notional value of this bet is approximately $28 million. However, the actual cost could be much lower given the option premium pricing.

Still, it’s surprising that one of the world’s most famous short sellers is targeting one of the world’s most valuable companies. Apple has lost about 18% of its value since the start of the year. Supply chain disruptions in China, coupled with weakening consumer purchasing power, could impact Apple in the near term.

The stock is also trading at a relatively high valuation. Apple shares are trading at a price-earnings ratio of 22, well above the historical average of 15.

Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD)

Media giant Warner Brothers Discovery is now the third largest holding in Burry’s portfolio. It added 750,000 shares in the first quarter.

The merger of Discovery and Warner Media has created a global content juggernaut. This conglomerate owns the rights to iconic characters including Batman, sports channels in Europe, HBO and CNN.

The stock is down around 44% on concerns over debt and the competitive landscape of online streaming. However, the company expects to generate $3.65 of free cash flow per share by next year, which would imply a 26% FCF return at current market value.

That might be why Burry made such a big bet on it.

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Vaccination mandates remain in place for the cruise – but why? https://carfin.org.uk/vaccination-mandates-remain-in-place-for-the-cruise-but-why/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/vaccination-mandates-remain-in-place-for-the-cruise-but-why/ The decision, said Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, was based on “the unique nature of cruise ship travel, including the fact that passengers are in close contact with each other for long periods of time”. But industry critics say the same can be said for planes, trains and in public areas of hotels and resorts. It […]]]>

The decision, said Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, was based on “the unique nature of cruise ship travel, including the fact that passengers are in close contact with each other for long periods of time”. But industry critics say the same can be said for planes, trains and in public areas of hotels and resorts.

It is widely believed that the cruise industry has borne the brunt of the responsibility for the spread of COVID-19 among travelers throughout the pandemic, since outbreaks first occurred on two Princess Cruises ships. in February and March 2020, prompting the CDC to issue a sweeping No Sail Ordinance that barred cruise lines from operating in US waters. Canada followed soon after with its own cruise ship ban, which remained in place until November 1, 2021. The CDC ban was eventually replaced in October 2020 with a framework for the Sailing Order. Conditional Service (CSO), which set out a long list of health and safety requirements for cruise passengers, including conducting test cruises. This CSO finally expired on January 15, 2022, less than a month before the CDC announced its COVID-19 program for cruise ships, a voluntary tiered system that ranks ships based on the vaccination statuses of passengers and crew. Cruise lines that withdraw from the program will have their ships listed as “grey,” meaning they have not been reviewed or audited by the CDC.

With so many checks and balances in place for cruising, not to mention CLIA’s voluntary suspension of cruises very early in the pandemic and the sweeping safety protocols that the cruise lines themselves have implemented throughout Along the cruise journey for passengers and crew, travel industry experts are asking: Haven’t cruise lines proven themselves enough?

“We took the position from the start of the shutdown that cruise vacations offer the highest degree of health and safety protocols in the industry. But yet, for some reason, cruise passengers are treated differently than any other form of travel,” says Caroline Hay, Cruise CEO. “It’s not fair when you have this segment of the industry that is held to a higher standard than its terrestrial counterparts, but that’s the reality we live in today.”

Asked if she was at all surprised by Canada’s decision to maintain the vaccination mandate for cruising, Hay says putting cruise lines under a microscope is nothing new.

“I’ve never been to a resort where the CDC walks in unannounced and does a thorough inspection of all the facilities, but that’s always been the reality for cruise lines,” she says.

“The health and safety protocols have indeed proven themselves, and over the months we are seeing minor adjustments to the required or suggested procedures outlined for vessels. With each change, cruise lines adapt and make it work for their guests and crew on board,” adds Hay. “Are there any cases on board? Absolutely, but no more than what other destinations or vacation options see.

Despite the fact that vaccination mandates and requirements such as pre-departure COVID-19 testing remain in place for cruising, cruise bookings are on an upward trajectory. Hay says the CEO of Cruise and its sister company Trevello are seeing positive growth, with last month even hitting 2019 numbers. Group bookings are up, river cruises are also rebounding, and more world cruises and sailings more longs have been booked over the past year than ever before, thanks in large part to market promotions and early booking incentives. All of this, she says, leads to a banner year for cruise sales in 2023.

“We don’t think the vaccination mandate is a huge barrier to booking guests, with 82.8% of the Canadian population already fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Hay says. “There was certainly some confusion at the start of the return to service of ships last year with the mixed vaccinations and changing protocols for ports of call around the world, but from a Canadian perspective, we don’t see more this as a limiting problem. . Our cruise partners have adapted well and are communicating changes accordingly, allowing cruise vendors to stay up to date with any changes.

Travel agents also agree, with several telling Travelweek that cruise bookings have not yet been affected by ongoing vaccination mandates.

“I don’t think this will negatively impact cruising as most people still remember the issues on cruise ships in March 2020, so it’s reassuring to know that everyone is vaccinated,” says Valerie Murphy , a travel consultant based in Waterloo, ON .

Noting that his cruise bookings are “going very well and steadily increasing for next year,” Murphy adds, “I understand the rationale behind the vaccine requirement on cruise ships and most of the clients I have treaty also agree that they like to know everyone on board is vaccinated”.

Lola Vassiliadis, owner/manager of Cruise Holidays in Oakville, Ont., also says cruise bookings are up and she hasn’t received any negative feedback from guests regarding vaccination mandates.

“I’m not at all surprised that the mandate remains in place for cruises and I really have no problem with that,” she says. “I have been on three cruises in the past seven months and found it comforting to know that everyone on the ship had been vaccinated.”

Whether customers are in favor of vaccination mandates or not, Hay says it’s up to travel advisors to ask questions, listen to their needs and accommodate their preferences.

“Some people would only choose to cruise because of the vaccination mandates, while others would avoid it altogether because of the mandate,” says Hay. “As ambassadors for the travel industry, it’s our job to alleviate customer concerns. The advisor’s role is to disseminate information and present a vacation option that best suits their needs.

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North Carolina Soccer Club highlights its commitment to being a safe place for gay fans, allies and players https://carfin.org.uk/north-carolina-soccer-club-highlights-its-commitment-to-being-a-safe-place-for-gay-fans-allies-and-players/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:01:52 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/north-carolina-soccer-club-highlights-its-commitment-to-being-a-safe-place-for-gay-fans-allies-and-players/ by Christopher Ehlers EDGE Media Network Contributor Thursday, June 23, 2022 Celebrating pride within the football community is a relatively new American tradition that has been embraced with enthusiasm in recent years. Teams first started welcoming gay fans as a way to increase ticket sales, but this evolved into a much more conscious strategy for […]]]>

by Christopher Ehlers

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Celebrating pride within the football community is a relatively new American tradition that has been embraced with enthusiasm in recent years. Teams first started welcoming gay fans as a way to increase ticket sales, but this evolved into a much more conscious strategy for connecting with fans. American soccer leagues like Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League and United Soccer League have widely made concerted efforts to be more inclusive, which in turn strengthens their relationship with their fans and deepens their roots in the community. .

The North Carolina Football Club, in particular, has long been a champion of inclusivity and acceptance, demonstrated by its commitment to providing a safe environment for gay fans, allies and players. But in December 2021, the club came under fire when the North Carolina Courage – the North Carolina Football Club’s women’s team – re-signed a player with a history of anti-LGBTQ ideology rooted in her religious beliefs.

The outcry began in 2017 when Courage defender Jaelene Daniels (née Hinkle) decided not to play for the United States Women’s National Team because she refused to wear a special rainbow jersey in l pride month honor. In 2020 she left Courage to start a family, but at the end of last year Daniels returned to professional football and Courage. Women’s sports, especially women’s soccer in the United States, had become such a gay-friendly environment that re-signing felt like a betrayal to fans.

The Courage released a statement in which it apologized to those hurt by the decision to re-sign Daniels while reiterating its longstanding commitment to inclusivity, respect and the LGBTQ+ community. “Jaelene and the leadership of the organization had a productive conversation about the expectations we have set for our entire team, inside and outside the locker room,” Courage said via a press release. “She will continue to uphold Courage’s standards of respect and inclusion wholeheartedly.”

Additionally, the North Carolina Football Club – including its men’s and women’s teams – has detailed and ambitious plans which included continued support of Pride games, display of Pride jerseys, participation in local Pride and donations to local and national LGBTQ+ groups. Additionally, they are committed to improving the culture within their club by facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives while continuing to amplify LGBTQ+ causes. Finally, they encouraged the community to continue to hold the North Carolina Football Club accountable.

“We recognize that we have a responsibility to our football community to maintain a space built around inclusion, equity and diversity,” read the press release, “and we know we still have a times work to be done to prove that the Courage of North Carolina stands with the LGBTQIA+ community.”

While some may be quick to dismiss the North Carolina Football Club’s statement as damage control and pinkwashing, the truth is that the organization has long been genuinely committed to promoting inclusivity in both football and in his own North Carolina community. After all, the players, front desk staff and members of the ownership group are proud members of the LGBTQ+ community. It is with these personal experiences in mind that the club has developed a robust pride program officially beginning in June, of course, and extending through October to celebrate National Coming Out Day and National Coming Out Month. LGBTQ history.

While official Pride nights will be held in July so as not to distract from their June 19 celebrations (the Courage’s only June home game was played on June 19), the North Carolina Football Club took part in the Apex Pride Festival on June 11. ; and will be at Out! Raleigh Pride on June 25 and Durham Pride Parade on September 24.

On July 15, the North Carolina Courage will host its very own Pride Festival where fans can enjoy live music and other entertainment, a drag queen story time, family activities, food and drink trucks. , as well as the ability to engage with vendors from local LGBTQ+ businesses. .

And, of course, the women’s team will be wearing rainbow numbers on their shirts at Pride night in July, which is perhaps the most symbolic statement of all – this shirt represents the essence of their club and who they play for, and within the world of women’s football which is absolutely inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Mevagissey farm is the place to go for all you can eat and pick strawberries https://carfin.org.uk/mevagissey-farm-is-the-place-to-go-for-all-you-can-eat-and-pick-strawberries/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:39:35 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/mevagissey-farm-is-the-place-to-go-for-all-you-can-eat-and-pick-strawberries/ It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, temperatures are rising and perhaps most exciting for some – choose your own season is underway. The fruits of many farmers’ labors have sprouted throughout the region and are now ready to be picked and enjoyed by visitors. Set in nearly 20 acres of land, […]]]>

It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, temperatures are rising and perhaps most exciting for some – choose your own season is underway. The fruits of many farmers’ labors have sprouted throughout the region and are now ready to be picked and enjoyed by visitors.

Set in nearly 20 acres of land, a farm in Mevagissey is the perfect place for customers to come armed with a basket and pick their own fresh strawberries. Following the success of their Personal Picking (PYO) Opening Weekend, Boddington’s Berries has more “red” berries to pick this weekend.

Unlike other PYO events where you weigh the fruit you’ve picked before paying, Boddington’s will give you half an hour to pick and taste as many strawberries as you can. So get ready to fill your boots – and your trays.

Read more: Remote fields suddenly become a perfect tourist destination

Booking is essential and admission is £8.50 pp excluding babies in arms. The PYO will take place during the rest of June and July, between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The farm’s website states: “We have decided to open for [pick your own], but by appointment ONLY – you must pre-book and bring your own containers. Rather than weighing and paying for your fruit, we charge for a half hour picking slot to pick and taste as much as you want.

“Reservations are being taken every 15 minutes, with only four reservations available per slot. Please arrive and depart within your reserved slot as we have limited availability.”

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Reform was long overdue; no place for protesters in army: Lt Gen Anil Puri https://carfin.org.uk/reform-was-long-overdue-no-place-for-protesters-in-army-lt-gen-anil-puri/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 10:37:35 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/reform-was-long-overdue-no-place-for-protesters-in-army-lt-gen-anil-puri/ Lt. Gen. Anil Puri, additional secretary of the Department of Military Affairs, said on Sunday that reform was long overdue in the defense recruitment process, and that vandalism and protesters have no place in the ‘army. Before launching the new recruitment system, two years of studies were undertaken to decide on the lowering of the […]]]>

Lt. Gen. Anil Puri, additional secretary of the Department of Military Affairs, said on Sunday that reform was long overdue in the defense recruitment process, and that vandalism and protesters have no place in the ‘army.

Before launching the new recruitment system, two years of studies were undertaken to decide on the lowering of the age, he specified.

“We want to bring youth and experience with this reform. Today a large number of jawans are in their thirties and officers are getting command much later than in the past,” the additional secretary said while speaking to the media here on the Agnipath plan.

He said: “We have been planning this since 1984 and now we have this idea. Booking for retired army personnel has been planned in advance.

Lt. Gen. Anil Puri said ‘Agniveers’ would receive the same stipend in areas like Siachen and other places that apply to regular soldiers currently serving. There will be no discrimination against them in terms of service, he added.

‘Agniveers’ will receive compensation of Rs 1 crore if he sacrifices his life in the service of the nation,” he added.

Talking about the Agniveers training apprehension, he said all the cadets trained in just one year. The youngsters will be qualified for multiple avenues after their release, he added.

Lt. Gen. Puri also clarified that all recruitments would be through the Agnipath program only.

On the ongoing unrest, he said vandalism has no place in the military.

“All individuals who wish to join as Agniveers will be required to pledge not to have participated in the unrest and protests. They will be required to write a pledge of non-participation in protests which will be verified by the police,” a he declared.

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Blog: A Sweet Place to Land (6/17/22) https://carfin.org.uk/blog-a-sweet-place-to-land-6-17-22/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:36:05 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/blog-a-sweet-place-to-land-6-17-22/ Misty DeJournett is pictured with her skydiving instructor during her first skydive. “Whatever you do, when you get to the edge of the plane, don’t look down,” said skydiving instructor Alex Coker. As I walked towards the open door of the plane with this stranger strapped to my back, all I could see was blue […]]]>

Misty DeJournett is pictured with her skydiving instructor during her first skydive.

“Whatever you do, when you get to the edge of the plane, don’t look down,” said skydiving instructor Alex Coker. As I walked towards the open door of the plane with this stranger strapped to my back, all I could see was blue skies and puffy clouds at eye level.

Don’t look down, sheesh, of course, that was literally the first thing I was going to do.

The air up there is cold, your ears are ringing, it gets a little hard to hear, as the plane climbs, your guts will shake, all of them, or at least mine.

I could feel my anxiety growing as if I had had six extra shots of espresso with my morning coffee.

You just have to let go, it’s up to you, the man in front, to take the step to the edge and dive from the plane and really it shouldn’t be any other way!

Free fall at 250 km/h stings your cheeks like a thousand little needles, you’re pretty sure you’ll have to unzip the suit you’re wearing and vomit in it, but this sight is pure terror, but absolute joy!

During this specific period of my life, I had just tragically and unexpectedly lost someone I loved. My heart was broken, and if I’m speaking honestly, my spirit was too for a while. I desperately needed to feel something other than the pain and sadness I had sunk into after my loss.

Whiskey and pizza had become temporary, but poor companions, so one day I decided it was time to try something different.

What was the craziest thing I could do, safely and immediately?

I called the closest place I could find that would throw me out of a plane. I had never had a bucket list before, but decided that was the first thing I checked off the list I hadn’t done yet.

Life is short. Make the list.

Now, it has to be said, I’m not a fan of heights, so much so that I’m intimidated by the City Museum of St. Louis and its kid-friendly climbing attractions. So I did what any rational, size-afraid person would do, I ordered the video package with my dive. (See the video here)

I made my reservation for a jump in June and prepared for my fateful fall. A 14,500 foot freefall strapped to a stranger who would literally hold my life in his hands.

On June 21, 2020, I made my first tandem skydive.

Alex Coker, skydiving instructor, sniper, police officer, and former US Marshal, among other titles, quickly became the coolest person I’ve ever seen, and more importantly, he brought us back to the ground safely without incident, which is more than I can say for my second skydiving experience.

A year later, almost to the day, I decided it was time to try again – I mean, it took almost that long for the adrenaline to wear off on the first jump. This time I let a friend take the responsibility of making the reservation so we ended up at a different skydiving location. I thought that was good, how different could it be, right?

I was strangely more nervous this time than I had been the first time, could I have come to my senses, maybe it was madness, maybe I was tempting fate ? I decided it would be wise to say a little prayer, it said something like this: “Dear lord, I don’t want to die, I still feel a little crazy so if you could just please see May I land softly or at least bounce back, Amen.

Moments later I felt the familiar sting of the wind on my face and the bugs in my teeth, skydiving instructor number two pulls the parachute, pulling us rapidly upwards, but this time it’s different, “Ugh Oh!” What, what was that, “Ugh oh” isn’t what you want to hear when you’re about 10,000 feet in the air.

“We’re going to have to get loose,” said the number two skydiving instructor, who wasn’t Alex Coker, I should add. Ok so now I’m pretty sure I’m going to die, what I thought, once was not enough!

A few seconds later we drop back to 157 mph but this time the ground appears much closer. He pulls the reserve parachute, we’re still falling relatively fast, but I’m pretty sure at this point we’d survive.

As we skidded across the landing field, I lifted my feet as previously instructed, we bounced a few times before coming to a complete stop. I had survived once more. The instructor added that he had only had to use the reserve twice in his 26 years of jumping. I’m lucky. Ok lord I hear you, thanks for letting me bounce back!

The landing may not have been smooth as I requested, but I bounced back. Maybe in life that’s all we can ask for, a reserve parachute and the ability to bounce back from a fall.

Misty DeJournett is a staff writer at the Daily American Republic. She can be contacted at mdejournett.dar@gmail.com.

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MyGolf Dubai has a real place in the UAE golf industry, says founder Zhao https://carfin.org.uk/mygolf-dubai-has-a-real-place-in-the-uae-golf-industry-says-founder-zhao/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:09:23 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/mygolf-dubai-has-a-real-place-in-the-uae-golf-industry-says-founder-zhao/ Dubai: Playing famous courses like St Andrews, Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black will hold a special place and MyGolf Dubai offers such an experience for a pro to a beginner and that too in Dubai. The newly constructed facility offers a variety of indoor options, especially at a time when temperatures are beginning to soar. […]]]>

Dubai: Playing famous courses like St Andrews, Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black will hold a special place and MyGolf Dubai offers such an experience for a pro to a beginner and that too in Dubai. The newly constructed facility offers a variety of indoor options, especially at a time when temperatures are beginning to soar. GULF NEWS caught up with Michael Zhao, founder of MyGolf Dubai. who believes that this facility provides the right opportunity to learn the game and has a real place in the UAE golf industry. Excerpts from the interview…

How long has MyGolf Dubai been here at Dragon Mart, Dubai, and what is it?

MyGolf Dubai is Dubai’s premier luxury indoor golf and entertainment lounge. MyGolf Dubai app launched on April 4, 2022, we are a brand new facility and the first in the region, many similar initiatives (off course golf experience) are present in South East Asia.

We have 14 indoor golf bays that can accommodate up to a maximum of six players at a time in each bay. Our options include open bays, private bays, VIP and VVIP rooms with access to up to 18 golfers at any given time.

MyGolf Dubai has partnered with GOLFZON golf simulators, recognized as one of the world market leaders for this technology. We also have a pro shop as well as a food counter and a private dining room, according to the preferences of our customers.

Michael Zhao, founder of MyGolf at the Dragon Mart 2 installation.
Image Credit: Supplied

How can golfers access the MyGolf Dubai facility?

MyGolf Dubai is built with a desire to serve all levels of golfers in mind, from beginners to professionals. They can reach our site by simply navigating Google Maps to the nearest landmark like Dragon Mart 2.

Once at our facilities, customers have several options to choose from. There are ‘Pay and Play’ options from Dh139 per bay per hour for up to six people plus a subscription, with our special three month summer subscription from Dh3,000 dh. This includes daily access to golf facilities and the MyGolf Dubai community, as well as participation in tournaments and an exclusive networking event.

MyGolf Dubai is also the perfect setting for events, birthday parties and company outings and we have the expertise to organize gatherings of all types. You can enter, but we always recommend advance booking to ensure you have your departure time without any hindrance!

What is special about MyGolf Dubai?

It is the first of its kind in the region and the country too. With such interest in golf in Dubai and the UAE, we are able to offer golf participation at all levels, and we believe that MyGolf Dubai has a real place in the Emirates golf industry. Arab States by offering a new indoor golf market. With the summer months approaching, this will hopefully encourage avid golfers to visit MyGolf Dubai as temperatures outside continue to rise, whilst allowing golfers of all abilities to practice and play the game. without any weather related issues.

We strive to establish a MyGolf Dubai golf community (similar to a golf club) where golfers meet, practice and play social and competitive golf with each other, and also provide opportunities to learn the game, regardless of their skill level. We have access to over 190 golf courses around the world through our GOLFZON Golf Simulator partnership, allowing golfers to play these simulated golf courses, from any tee they like.

These include the likes of: St. Andrews (old and new courses), Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black and so on.

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As the summer months approach, MyGolf Dubai’s indoor facility will encourage golfers to visit the centre.
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I understand you also have in-house golf professionals at MyGolf Dubai?

We have three full-time PGA qualified professionals at MyGolf Dubai; South African Divan Ehmke and Italian Giovanni Losso provide golf lessons for golfers of all levels and Zouhaier, who is a Tunisian golf professional with 40 years of experience and the ability to converse in five languages.

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Costa Rica booked their World Cup spot at the expense of New Zealand with an orphan goal https://carfin.org.uk/costa-rica-booked-their-world-cup-spot-at-the-expense-of-new-zealand-with-an-orphan-goal/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:50:04 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/costa-rica-booked-their-world-cup-spot-at-the-expense-of-new-zealand-with-an-orphan-goal/ The Costa Rican team completed the qualification contract for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Finals by booking the last 32 cards at the expense of New Zealand in the match which took place in Qatar on Tuesday as part of the international supplement. Costa Rica will join Group E with Germany, Spain and Japan in […]]]>

The Costa Rican team completed the qualification contract for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Finals by booking the last 32 cards at the expense of New Zealand in the match which took place in Qatar on Tuesday as part of the international supplement.

Costa Rica will join Group E with Germany, Spain and Japan in the World Cup final in Qatar, which runs from November 21 to December 18.

Costa Rica qualified after beating New Zealand with a clear goal from Joel Campbell in the 3rd minute.

This is the sixth time that Costa Rica has reached the World Cup final after 1990, 2002, 2006, 2014 and 2018, and their most notable participation was in 2014 when they reached the quarter-finals and lost to the penalty shootout against the Netherlands.

Here is a list of the 32 teams qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup:

Host country: Qatar (Asia).

Europe: Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Wales.

South America: Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay.

Asia: Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia.

CONCACAF (North and Central America and the Caribbean): Canada, Mexico, United States, Costa Rica.

Africa: Ghana, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon.

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The launch of the Audi A8 L will take place on July 12 https://carfin.org.uk/the-launch-of-the-audi-a8-l-will-take-place-on-july-12/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 07:10:39 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/the-launch-of-the-audi-a8-l-will-take-place-on-july-12/ Flagship sedan gets super spacious rear seats The launch of the highly anticipated Audi A8 L will take place on July 12, reservations in progress Audi India will launch the long-awaited flagship A8 L sedan on July 12, which is just a month away. Reservations for the sedan are already underway for a token amount […]]]>
Flagship sedan gets super spacious rear seats

The launch of the highly anticipated Audi A8 L will take place on July 12, reservations in progress

Audi India will launch the long-awaited flagship A8 L sedan on July 12, which is just a month away.

Reservations for the sedan are already underway for a token amount of Rs. 10,000,000. Customers can reserve the car through their nearest Audi dealership or online by visiting www.audi.in. Buyers can also customize their cars by configuring various options.

Unlike many global markets, Audi has brought here only the more upmarket long-wheelbase version that sports one of the best-in-class interior spaces in its segment.

The 2022 Audi A8 series made its global debut only about 6 months ago. The flagship series is powered by a 3-litre TFSI engine and a 48V mild-hybrid system with a combined output of 340hp and 540Nm.

Power is sent to the wheels via Audi’s proven quattro all-wheel-drive system.

The luxury sedan sports what Audi calls “predictive air suspension” which claims to offer improved handling without compromising comfort and ride quality. Interior comfort is further enhanced by the brand’s rear relaxation pack which includes a recliner and foot massager.

The car has voice operation (answering “Hey Audi”), deluxe 4-zone automatic climate control, new 10.1-inch screens in the rear, around 40 driver assistance systems and more.

The main changes on the exterior are the revised headlights and the front grille. The headlights now feature new rhomboid-shaped units which result in a new light projection pattern. Audi calls it “Digital Matrix LED Headlights” and they get animated projections.

The main changes to the exterior are revised headlights and grille

The horizontal slats of the grille have been replaced by vertical slats which look a bit like a wire mesh when viewed from afar. The new wheelset improves the overall exterior appearance as their extremely low profile rubbers pronounce the alloy design well.

Being the German brand’s second launch this year in the country after the Q7, the A8 L will rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series while sitting alongside Audi’s existing A4 and A6.

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