Martin Braithwaite (5-6-1991, Esbjerg), Leganés striker, is close to becoming a Barcelona player. At this time, and as As could know, he is the best positioned to sign for the Barca club. The player’s agent, Ali Dursun, arrived on Monday night in Barcelona and at this time negotiates the agreement with the Barca club. There is no definitive decision yet but, if confirmed, Barça would pay about 20 million euros corresponding to the player’s termination clause, which during these weeks has been the great cover. Ángel and Lucas Pérez fell at the last minute of a strange casting in which Quique Setién has finally imposed himself, who showed his interest in Braithwaite. Once the approval of the LaLiga medical commission was granted, Barça had two weeks to incorporate a player, but it could not be delayed in time, hence it may be this Tuesday when there is definitely white smoke in Barça. Braithwaite will occupy the card that leaves the injury of Ousmane Dembélé free, which has already begun its recovery period.
It’s the clash of the titans as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad battle it out for the ultimate prize when the two giants take the field in the final of the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League tonight. (Royal Challengers Bangalore favourites against Sunrisers Hyderabad)The ways to celebrate their victory is already planned, with favourites RCB planning to make it a memorable moment for their captain Virat Kohli. (Full IPL Coverage)Kohli, who as U-19 cricket captain led his team to victory in the World Cup, was given a grand reception after the junior team won the tournament in Malaysia in 2008.The celebration party was organised by liquor baron Vijay Mallya for the victorious team. An open-top bus roadshow, something Kohli experienced after leading his side to victory, is being planned by the RCB owners and to make the moment more memorable the same bus is being readied for the procession.GRAND CEREMONY”Virat is an emotional person and he is the strength of RCB… we are already working at making the RCB victory a memorable one. Virat still remembers the 2008 celebration after he and the Men in Blue won the under-19 world cup. He relishes their travel from the HAL Airport to the Chinnaswamy stadium on an open BMTC bus. (Also Read: David Warner targets Virat Kohli in IPL final to defuse RCB’s batting)”This time also we have chosen the same lucky bus for Virat and company. The bus is being readied and we are decorating it to suit RCB and Virat Kohli,” an RCB official told Bangalore Mirror.advertisement”Necessary permissions for the roadshow, which will start on Monday morning from the Ritz Carlton Hotel, have been taken. The procession will go via MG Road to Chinnaswamy stadium. This will culminate in a grand ceremony at the stadium with a music concert by Raghu Dixit,” a KSCA source added.KOHLI IN TOP FORMKohli has been at his smashing best this IPL, with 919 runs and counting. India’s Test skipper has already hit four hundreds and has assured at least an Orange Cap, given to the highest run-getter in a season of the IPL, for himself. (Also read: Sunrisers Hyderabad ready for Virat Kohli challenge, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar)He is averaging a mind-boggling 83.54 in the tournament this year and is only 43 shy of becoming the leading run-scorer in the history of the tournament. Right now Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina sits at the top with 4098 runs.Kohli and AB de Villiers have recorded five century-plus partnerships in season nine, including a double hundred stand.
Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterThe first phase of rehabilitation for Vanuatu’s Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila has been officially completed, marking a new era of tourism for the South Pacific nation.Repair work on the runway was completed in April by New Zealand contractors Fulton Hogan. The Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utility Hon. Jotham Napat has now followed on from this by appointing an airport taskforce to finalise negotiations with the World Bank loan for the second phase of repairs to commence.Vanuatu Tourism Office’s General Manager, Linda Kalpoi, said this has been a significant milestone and turning point for the destination and the future is looking bright once again.“This is such an important moment for Vanuatu’s tourism industry and we are looking at the completion of this first phase as a launching point for the next exciting stage of tourism for our country,” Ms Kalpoi said.“Vanuatu is stronger than ever and together with industry partners and the Vanuatu Tourism Office, we are thrilled to have a number of new destination product developments and an exciting integrated marketing campaign ready to be rolled out over the coming months.The Vanuatu tourism industry has seen a surge in investment into the destination with several new product openings and re-openings scheduled, some of these include:Iririki Island Resort & Spa re-opened its doors last week after impressive renovationsTrusted global brand The Holiday Inn will re-open in coming weeks following repairsA Ramada property, Akiriki Resort, is under construction with a scheduled opening in 2017Iconic resort and restaurant Tamanu on the Beach will reopen on 1 October, 2016 with 15 bungalows, a swimming pool and wedding chapelAir Vanuatu has announced increased weekly flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland commencing 1 June, 2016“To complement this further, the integrated ‘Discover What Matters’ marketing campaign will inspire and motivate people to book their holidays to Vanuatu and to reconnect with themselves and loved ones through travel trade education, public relations and digital marketing all developed.”The next phase of the rehabilitation will see the airport meet code E specifications which will allow it to cater for long-haul flights from wide bodied aircrafts, opening the door to more travellers from around the globe.For trade updates on Vanuatu please visit www.vanuatuspecialists.com.au
Los Cabos, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineLos Cabos, one of Mexico’s premier resort destinations, welcomed several new hotels and resorts to the impressive collection of existing properties in 2009. From a family-friendly, all-inclusive property in sleepy San Jose del Cabo to a stunning, upscale property built into the dramatic mountainside in Cabo San Lucas, these new hotel options further solidify Los Cabos’ position as one of the world’s most diverse and sought after vacation destinations.Located just 10 minutes from the picturesque town of San Jose del Cabo, the magnificent Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe features 626 luxurious guestrooms and suites from 1,125 to 2,168 sq. ft. The all-inclusive, all-suite resort opened in December 2009 and features 34 unique swim-up suites, the first and only ones of its kind in the destination. Designed in the California hacienda style, the Barcelo Los Cabos stylishly blends classic Mexican charm with modern, luxurious amenities, including three pools totaling more than 50,000 sq. ft, a children-only water park and world class, 18,000 sq. ft. spa with 16 private treatment cabins and a hydrotherapy room.At the opposite end of the spectrum is the stunning 32-suite hacienda-style, beachfront boutique hotel, Zoëtry Casa del Mar. This exquisite resort was designed perfectly to provide guests with stunning sunset views unlike any other property in the area. Zoëtry Casa del Mar, officially opened on December 1, 2009, features exceptionally large oceanfront suites with Jacuzzis, Rivolta bedding and private balconies, gourmet dining, multiple tennis courts, and access to the championship 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr., Cabo Real Golf Course.In July 2009, “Land’s End” welcomed the stunning Capella Pedregal, a 66-room top-tier hotel and residence resort located along the Cabo San Lucas Marina with breath-taking views of the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean alike. As one of Los Cabos’ premiere resorts, Capella Pedregal encompasses 24 acres of dramatic mountainside and oceanfront property, offering guests an impressive view of the very point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortes. This stunning property serves as the flagship luxury beach resort of the newly unveiled Capella brand and is comprised additional of 31 shared-ownership Capella Residences and 20 private, full-ownership Capella Casonas. The resort additionally features an Auriga spa, the compelling new spa brand from world-renowned spa designer Sylvia Sepielli.In 2010, a new property will join the Los Cabos Hotel Association. Sierna del Mar Los Cabos, a Welk Resort, is a luxurious 7-acre resort perched on the cliffs above Cabos San Lucas, offering a spectacular view of El Arco. Each villa has a direct ocean front view and from December through March, whales can be seen from villas, the pool and the beach of Sierna del Mar Los Cabos. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas, the resort offers guests an exclusive hideaway only minutes away from incredible restaurants and a lively nightlife.Coming to Los Cabos in 2011 is the newest venture from Solmar Hotels & Resorts, the Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa. This resort aims to set a new standard of luxury in Cabo San Lucas and will feature old world architecture carefully crafted with a modern style and grace.www.visitloscabos.travel